Senior Scribbles (October 26, 2016)

hillsboro senior center

November menus are available, and we encourage people to stop by and pick one up and stay for lunch.

We are having a sing-a- long on Thursday, Oct. 27, after the meal. In addition, flu shots will be administered at 11 a.m.

Our birthday dinner is Monday, Oct. 31, and everyone is invited to come dressed for Halloween. Prizes will be given.

The Marion County Toy Run is Saturday, Nov. 5, and remember to vote on Nov. 8.

Chair massages are Nov. 9. Anyone interested is asked to call for more information.

The annual Thanksgiving dinner is Thursday, Nov. 17, and the sign-up sheet is now available. Anyone who would like to be on the list is asked to do so by Nov. 11 because the cook needs to get the food order in.

Shirley Flaming and Jerald Brown will provide a sing-a-long program for the dinner. Volunteers are still needed. For more information, please call.

Donations are always needed to keep our center going, and we are grateful whenever those are received.

With the holidays ap­proach­ing, meal tickets that can make great gift for friends and loved ones.

For more information, call 620-947-2304, or stop by 212 N. Main St., Hillsboro.

— Brenda Moss, director


Steak soup, black-eyed pea salad, fruit cup, cornbread, milk.


Beefy pepper bake, broccoli, peaches, roll, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 28

Salmon patty or chicken pattie, hash brown casserole, green beans, pineapple, oatmeal cookie, roll, milk.

MONDAY, Oct. 31

Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, Brussel sprouts, buttered beets, pea salad, Mandarin oranges, roll, milk.


Sweet & sour chicken, steamed rice, winter blend vegetables, carrots, salad, peanut butter cookie, roll, milk.


Cavatini, lima beans, marinated tomatoes, sliced oranges, garlic bread, milk.

Marion senior center

We’ve had a big eventful week with the annual Senior Citizens of Marion County meeting here Oct. 20. We had music by the Marion High School singers, two guest speakers who played mandolin and accordion, the 15 honored instrumental musicians were presented and Sue Clough and Keith Alli­son performed “Manana.” It was amazing.

We welcomed the Aulne United Methodist Church birthday group. They were recognizing Verna Gervais, Linda Peterjohn, Joyce Ol­sen and Margaret Cook.

We also had door prizes. Connie Fisher picked numbers from the people signing in by a number. The prizes went to Sue Clough, Jeff Christensen, Evelyn Jewett, Leland Albrecht, Jerry Nelson, Eugene Just, Evelyn Obermeier, Rosalie Schmidt­berger and Irma­gene Good­man.

Shirley Bowers had “show and tell” that day and led the group in singing choruses. We welcomed Les Greene­meyer as a substitute Meals on Wheels driver, and the Harvest House group who were here on Oct. 14.

Think about bringing your group for lunch.

The suggested donation for age 60 and over is $3.50. For those 59 and under is $5.25 for a great hot meal, so come give us a try soon.

For more information, call 620-382-2942 or stop by 309 S. Third St.

— Janet Bryant, director


Smothered pork loin, sweet potato casserole, cabbage w/parsley, tropical fruit, pudding, whole wheat roll, milk.


Sloppy joe/bun, potato salad, marinated green beans, chocolate chip cookie bar, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 28

Oven-baked fish, oven-roasted potatoes, broccoli, pears, pudding, whole wheat roll, milk.

MONDAY, Oct. 31

Hot beef sandwich, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, baked apples, pudding, milk.


Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, pea salad, broccoli, Mandarin oranges, roll, milk.


Sweet & sour chicken, steamed rice, vegetables, salad, pineapple tidbits, peanut butter cookie, milk.


Hope everyone had a great week. Here at the center, ours seems to always be busy doing something from chair massages and flu shots to the SCMC meeting in Marion. It was a very good turn-out, too.

We are now selling peppernuts. Call the center to place an order.

Coming up this week is the business meeting on Oct. 25 and Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator of the Marion County Department on Aging, will be here for open enrollment on Medicare Part D from 9 a.m. to noon.

Also, from 1-4:30 p.m. is Indian Guide. For those planning to take advantage of open enrollment, they may need to bring a list of medicines if they haven’t done this before.

For those thinking about trying the center, the suggested donation for age 60 and over is $3.50. For those 59 and under is $5.25.

Volunteers are needed from time to time, and if interested, please call us at 620-983-2226.

— Lou Ann Bowlin,

site manager


Scalloped potatoes w/ham, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.


Chicken tetrazzini, vegetable, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 28

Goulash, salad, fruit, wheat bread, milk.

Monday, Oct. 31

Chili w/crackers, cinnamon roll, fruit, milk.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

Mexican casserole, corn, fruit, milk.

Wednesday, Nov. 2

Ham & beans, cornbread, carrot and celery sticks, fruit, milk.

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