SCMC to fete vets from WW II, Korea
The board of directors of Senior Citizens of Marion County is seeking nominations of veterans who served during World War II and the Korean War.
The board intends to honor veterans of the two wars during the organization’s annual meeting Oct. 18 in Hillsboro.
Nominees should meet the following criteria:
• be a Marion County resident or be an active participant in a Marion County senior center;
• received an honorable discharge from the U.S. military;
• be willing to attend the SCMC annual meeting in October.
Anyone can submit a nomination. Forms are available at local senior centers or through the Marion County Department on Aging, 620-382-3580.
USDA commodities available Aug. 16
The Marion County Department on Aging will distribute U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Marion Senior Center.
Commodities are distributed first come, first served. The same USDA income guidelines apply.
This distribution is open to anyone in Marion County.
Blood drive slated in Marion Aug. 20
A community blood drive is planned from 2:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, 105 Eastmoor Drive, Marion.
Donors ages 16 through 21 are eligible to enter for a $5,000 scholarship.
To make an appointment or for more information, call 800-733-2767.
HHS invites parents of new students
Hillsboro High School will host an orientation meeting for parents who have a student making the transition from middle school to high school, or is a new student to HHS in 2012-13.
The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, in the auditorium. Students need not attend.
This meeting is intended to inform parents what they and their student can expect during the first year of high school.
Besides answering specific questions, meeting leaders will discuss high school general procedures and policies that can help make the transition go smoothly.
USD 410 plans PIN event Aug. 21
Hillsboro High School Site Council and the middle school administration will be hosting Parent Information Night at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21.
HHS parents will report to the auditorium to pick up their student’s class schedules and other instructions concerning the PIN format before reporting to their student’s first-hour class.
HMS parents will report to the commons to pick up their student’s class schedules and other instructions concerning the PIN format before reporting to their student’s first-hour class.
Community Bible study slated Sept. 6
A community Bible study for women will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 6 in the Hearth Room at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.
This nondenominational group will study the names of God. Videos of Kaye Arthur, Bible teacher and author, will be used as a study guide.
Babysitting is available. For more information, call 620-947-3144.
Training offered for bystander CPR
St. Luke Hospital and Marion County EMS are co-sponsoring a community awareness training event to promote bystander CPR at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, in the St. Luke Clinic basement.
Participants will be taught the current guidelines for bystander CPR, first aid and automated external defibrillators located in our area schools.
Training is about six hours long and the class will be capped at 30 participants.
Participants will be on their own for lunch during a one-hour break.
To reserve your place in this event contact either Linda Kannady at 620-382-2177, or Steve Smith at 620-382-3271.
All ages are welcome to participate. Those wishing to be certified will be charged $3 for the cost of the card.
TEEN will meet in Marion Aug. 15
The Technology Excellence in Education Network will have its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Marion District Office, 101 N. Thorp, Marion.
For more information, call Brandi Hendrix at 620-877-0237.
Girl Scout signup Aug. 22 in Marion
Girl Scout registration for Marion girls, grades K-12, will be from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Eastmoor Methodist Church in Marion.
For more information, call Ann Carr at 620-382-2394.
Free child screening in Hillsboro Aug. 21
Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children from birth through 5 years old Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 E. D St.
Appointments will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The screening will check development in learning, motor, language and social areas as well as vision and hearing.
This process usually takes at least one hour to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 620-382-2858.