Senior Scribbles (Sept. 18, 2013)

Hillsboro Sr. Center

Our fundraising event is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. We will serve verenika, Hillsboro sausage, cherry moos, dill pickle and water for $8.50. Come enjoy a great meal and support our center.

We will have our north parking lot blocked off, but visitors can come through the north alley.

Meals can also be picked up that day. We hope it will be a cool day for the Arts & Crafts Fair.

This week, Haris Zafar will be at the center at 11 a.m. Sept. 18 for hearing aid checks. If interested, please make an appointment.

Our business meeting and lunch is also Wednesday with Bingo following the meal.

If you know a person who would like to try our center out, we can give them a free meal.

Sherry Dreier, on the corporate advisory council at Schowalter Villa, with Bluestem Communities, will be talking about quilting Sept. 27.

Reservations can be made by calling the center no later than 9 a.m. the day of the meal or leave a message on the answering machine.

Anyone can join us at the center for a meal. The suggested price is $3.15 for those age 60 and older and $5 for those under 60. It is a great price for a great meal.

For more information on volunteering or lunch reservations, call 620-947-2304 or stop by 212 N. Main St.

Thanks to everyone who supports our senior center.

?Brenda Moss, director

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18

Pork cutlet, lima beans, bread, Brussel sprouts, apple crisp, milk.

THURSDAY, Sept. 19

Orange chicken, rice, oriental vegetables, egg roll, angel food cake, blueberry sauce, bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 20

Chicken salad sandwich, sliced tomatoes, potato salad, mixed fruit cup, sugar cookie, milk.

MONDAY, Sept. 23

Swiss steak, garden blend rice, Brussel sprouts, tossed salad, dressing, (alternate tomatoes), sliced peaches, bread, milk.

TUESDAY, Sept. 24

Honey-glazed pork chops, sweet potato casserole, green beans, Mandarin oranges and bananas, frosted grahams, bread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25

Chicken tenders, tots, carrots, pineapple upside down cake, bread, milk.

Marion Senior Center

Our tomato mystery continues. Somehow the basket left here last week was retrieved without anyone seeing who our tomato-giver might be. Watch for this continuing drama.

Jerry Higgins and Lynne Watts brought in a wildflower from the Marion County Lake. It was identified by Shirley Bowers as gayfeather.

Irene Richmond celebrated her 97th birthday with us on Sept. 9. She is a wonderful example of aging well.

We?re looking for people who like to play pitch and who will join a group to play here.

Merle Ecklund played his accordion for us Sept. 11. We might have danced or marched, but we were too full from lunch.

Come join us Sept. 25. Grace Yoder will tell about her trip to Ukraine.

For information on volunteering, renting the senior center building or making a lunch reservation, call 620-382-2942 by 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 309 S. Third St.

? Janet Bryant, director

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18

Fish, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, strawberry shortcake, whole wheat rolls, milk.

THURSDAY, Sept. 19

Swiss steak, rice, broccoli & cauliflower, fruit, whole wheat rolls, milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 20

Barbecued pork sandwich, sweet potato fries, pork and beans, fruit, milk.

MONDAY, Sept. 23

Meatloaf, gravy, baked potatoes, green beans, fruit, cornbread, milk.

TUESDAY, Sept. 24

Oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, fruit, whole wheat rolls, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25

Smothered pork chops, boiled potatoes, beets, fruit, whole wheat rolls, milk.

Peabody Senior Center

We have a new challenge at the Peabody Senior Center, and it is working well so far. Each day we post the number of meals served (to date) at the top of our sign-in sheet, along with the goal for the month.

This seems to be helping with awareness as to where we stand in the overall picture for the month.

Our serving goal each month is 800 total meals, and as of Sept. 16 we had served 301, which is a long way from the goal. In all honesty, though, it is much closer than usual by this time of the month.

We are hoping when people see the numbers they will elect to eat one or two extra times with us and help boost that number up.

Bingo is Sept. 19 and we hope you will grab a couple of candy bars for the prize basket and play a card or two while relaxing with your friends.

The Marion County board meeting will be in Tampa Friday, Sept. 20. Our local business meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 24, with reports from that meeting.

The information exchanged at the board meeting is exceptional and everyone benefits from it being shared at the local business meeting by those who attended.

We had election of officers Sept. 16. Dinah Richmond, president; Judy Mellott, vice president; and Pat Henderson, treasurer, will remain in their positions. Sally Matz resigned as secretary. We appreciated her years of service on the board. She did a wonderful job. Carolyn Rowland was elected our new secretary and we are certain she will do a good job.

Thank you to these officers who do an outstanding job serving our senior center and community. We appreciate all they do for us.

Another new event we are trying is having new people come for lunch. Those who bring a Peabody area person to the center and who has not eaten with us in the past or at least for a long time, we will buy both of your lunches.

An anonymous donor has generously donated meal tickets to promote this ?bring a friend to lunch? endeavor. We hope others will take advantage of the plan. Reservations can be made by calling 620-983-2226 or come by 106 N Walnut.

?Ruth Lott, director

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18

Taco salad, strawberries, milk or alternate of hamburger on bun.

THURSDAY, Sept. 19

Chicken casserole, fiesta corn salad, fruit, whole wheat bread, milk.

FRIDAY, Sept. 20

Pork roast, potatoes with gravy, spinach, fruit, whole wheat bread, milk.

MONDAY, Sept. 23

Herb chicken, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, milk, bread.

TUESDAY, Sept. 24

Pork chop, pasta salad, broccoli, frosted cake, whole wheat bread, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25

Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, fruit, whole wheat bread, milk.