Thursday, February 22, 2018

Joni Schaff

Seniors remember Wes Eben, ‘a great friend to many’

Senior Center News
Our sympathy and prayers are sent to Wes Eben’s family following his passing. Wes was a great friend to many in Hardin and a joy to be around. Wes and wife Barb were a devoted couple and were always very proud of their three excellent children. 
This week was the birthday dinner at the Hardin Senior Center. Birthday guests included Leroy Link, Jack Wiechman, Ardell Anderson, Ruth Barnes, Linda Boggio, Hazel Zier and Lance Pedersen. Hostess Elaine Malensek provided each guest with a little something special to have as a small gift.
The band of Jerry Metcalf and Jessy Espinoza played some good music for us during dinner.
A 50-50 raffle was held and birthday girl Hazel Zier was the winner. She donated $40 back to the Seniors Association.
Shirley and Cliff Groombridge donated the birthday cake. It was made and decorated at the IGA bakery in Hardin. 
First Interstate Bank sponsors the birthday meal at the Hardin and Lodge Grass Senior Centers. Eloy of First Interstate helped serve the meal to our guests.
Other volunteers who were extremely appreciated include Dixie Warren, Elaine Malensek and Etta Kollekowski. We had a staff shortage and these super nice ladies pitched right in to help us.
Jean Kern gave a donation to the Council on Aging. 
Holly Jay, MSU Extension agent, is offering a Better Living Class from Oct. 30 to Dec. 21 in the Extension Office building, next door to us at 317 N. Custer. Call Holly at (406) 665-9772 or email her at to register. There is no charge. All supplies are provided. Funding is provided by Montana Arthritis Foundation. Holly says, “Get moving in the right direction!” It promises to be fun for all.
Also, the MSU Big Horn County Extension will be hosting webinars at their office. These webinars will focus on financial plans and insurance, aging and finances, and investing in your future. For questions, call them at (406) 665-9770. You may register and find more information at
Your Senior Center needs your presence. Please join us for lunch sometime. Bring a friend. Our phone number is (406) 665-2581.
Next week’s activities include flu shots from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, decorating the senior center on Wednesday, Oct. 4 and (weather permitting) a potluck picnic at the Big Horn County Historical Museum on Thursday, Oct. 5. If there is inclement weather and we need to cancel, you will know by Wednesday morning, Oct. 4.
Hardin Senior Center menu:
Thursday, Sept. 28 – meatloaf, potatoes, vegetables, dessert
Friday, Sept. 29 – baked potato with broccoli and cheese sauce, dessert
Monday, Oct. 2 – tacos, rice, chips and dip, salad, dessert
Tuesday, Oct. 3 – chicken noodle soup, sandwiches, dessert
Wednesday, Oct. 4 – enchilada casserole, vegetables, salad, dessert
Thursday, Oct. 5 – potluck at museum (weather permitting) or cook’s choice
Lodge Grass Senior Center menu:
Friday, Sept. 29 – lasagna, garlic bread, tossed salad, cheesecake
No further menu items available