Homesteading topic of Lifelong Learning
Former Denver Seminary professor and history buff Jim Beck of Wakefield will talk about homesteading during his presentation at Lifelong Learning Friday at Tabor College.
The session will begin at 9:45 a.m. March 15 in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center.
Beck’s presentation will be based on his recent book, “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Settlement of Union Township, Clay County, Kansas.”
The book provides a mirror for the overall process of how the plains of central and western Kansas were settled during 1854-94, including railroad and school lands, homesteading and timber claims.
His book explores how 155 settlers obtained their land in the 36 square miles of Union Township.
Before retiring to Kansas, Beck was senior professor of counseling at Denver Seminary. He is a licensed clinical psychologist.
Lifelong Learning meets regularly through the school year. Fees are $4 per session or $15 per semester ($29 per couple) payable at the door. Registration allows for optional lunch at a discount rate in the cafeteria after the session.
For more information, contact Connie Isaac, coordinator, at 620-947-5964, or conniei@tabor. edu.
Annual reservoir cleanup day slated
The 11th annual Marion Reservoir Cleanup Day will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20.
Volunteers are needed to pick up trash around the reservoir and all connecting waterways and riparian zones.
Organizers ask those planning to participate should dress accordingly, but gloves, trash bags and refreshments will be provided.
All volunteers will meet at the Corps of Engineers office on the east side of the dam.
For more information or to sign up, call 620-382-2006 or 620-382-2101.
Commodities arrive March 14 in Marion
USDA commodities will arrive at seniors centers in Marion County Thursday, March 14, and will be distributed according to those specific schedules.
Recipients are asked to check with their local sites. If no commodities are at their site, call the Marion County Department on Aging, 620-382-3580, to find out where they may be available.
Income guidelines include for household size of one, the maximum monthly gross income is $1,211; for two, $1,640; three, $2,069; four, $2,498 and for each additional family member add $429.
Storytime begins March 15 in Marion
Children ages 3 to 5 are encouraged to take part in the Marion City Library’s spring storytime from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. starting Friday, March 15.
In addition to stories, children will also learn crafts and receive snacks.
For more information, call Marion City Library at 620-382-2442.
Library’s annual quilt show nearing
The Marion City Library is having its annual quilt show March 18 through March 30 during regular hours.
More than 25 quilts and wall hangings will be displayed from quilters in Marion County and the public is encouraged to visit.
For more information, call 620-382-2442.
Commodities set to arrive in Hillsboro
Main Street Ministries Inc., 415 S. Main St., Hillsboro will have commodities available for those eligible from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 16.
Persons are eligible by household income and must reside in the 67063 zip code.