Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 16 October 2012 14:00
Help available for Medicare part D
Nancy Pihl, Kansas State Extension agent and counselor with Senior Health Insurance Counseling, is offering help for those in a Medicare part D plan for 2013.
A current Medicare prescription drug plan (part D) might have worked this year, but might not be the best plan in 2013. Insurance companies can and do make changes to premiums, deductibles and co-payments every year.
To schedule an appointment for reviewing and enrolling eligible recipients in a Medicare part D plan for 2013 call, 620-382-2325.
Pihl said she encourages those wanting assistance to bring their Medicare card and a list of current medications, dosage and times taken per day.
Goessel band to perform at Bethel
The Goessel High School Band, the McPherson Brass Ensemble and the Bethel College Wind Ensemble will be presenting a concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, in Krehbiel Auditorium on the Bethel College campus.
The GHS Band is directed by Robert Tierney, the McPherson Brass Ensemble by Jerry Toews, and the Bethel College Wind Ensemble by Timothy Shade.
Youth group plans meal Oct. 26
A benefit supper will be at 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Hillsboro Senior Center.
The menu includes grilled chicken, gourmet potatoes, butterhorns, pie and ice cream.
For reservations, call Rick and Bonnie Hiebert, 620-947-5648 or Dave and Joy Litwiller at 620-367-2761.
The supper is sponsored by the Alexanderfeld Youth Group with proceeds going to Christmas Outreach.
Marion youth plan Halloween event
“Scary Larry” will be back with his young gang of ghouls for a night of Halloween fun and terror Friday, Oct. 26.
The team of school-age organizers is raising money this year for the Marion County Community Christmas Program, which provides deserving families with a Christmas meal and presents for children who otherwise may not receive any.
This year’s event, location still to be determined, should top all previous efforts. Details will be announced soon.
Anyone wishing to help or donate to this cause should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Twila at 620-381-0495 or Cathy at 620-382-0585.
Donations sought for annual Toy Run
The Sons of American Legion No. 366, Abate of Kansas District 9, and the Route 56 Classic Cruisers, are sponsoring the annual Toy Run Nov. 3.
The Toy Run has become a major benefactor for underprivileged children in Marion County.
Anyone interested in making a donation can mail it to: Hillsboro SAL, Squad No. 366, 405 S. Floral Drive, Hillsboro, KS 67063.
Marion clean-up week continues
The city of Marion Clean-Up Week continues until Friday, Oct. 19.
Anyone who has yard waste, large amounts of construction material, or appliances is asked to call the city office at 620-382-3703 or stop by the city office, 208 E. Santa Fe.
No tires or hazardous waste will be collected.
HMS and HHS fall concert Oct. 18
The Hillsboro Middle School and High School band and vocal departments will be presenting their fall concert Thursday, Oct. 18 in the auditorium.
The concert will begin at 7 p.m. with the sixth-grade and middle school bands, under the direction of Bruce Major, followed by the middle school choir under the direction of Lynn Just.
Following the middle school, the high school Concert Choir and Spirit-N-Celebration will perform beginning at 7:45 p.m.
The public is invited to attend.