Daily Life (1-15-2020)

Join PAT at a library near you. Marion County Parents as Teachers will be hosting their annual PJ reading events. In coordination with local librarians, they will make “Clap your hands” come to life through reading, play, art and games. Don’t miss this FREE hour of fun! Activities will be geared toward children ages birth to three years. PJs are welcome. Jan. 21 10:30–11:30 a.m. ~ Burns Library Thursday, Jan. 23 10:40-11:40 a.m. ~ Goessel Library Thursday, Jan. 23 6-7 p.m. ~ Marion Library Monday, Jan. 27 6-7 p.m. ~ Hillsboro Library Thursday, Jan. 30 6-7 p.m. ~ Lincolnville City Bldg.

Hillsboro FFA Alumni Meal Deal The Hillsboro FFA Alumni group is offering a Sloppy Joe Meal Deal (Sloppy Joe, Chips, Beans, Pickle, Drink, Ice Cream) from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan.17 in the High School Commons for $5.00. There will be silent auction items. Announcement of the winners will be made during half-time of the boys basketball game. You do not have to be present to win.

Singing Valentines available Hillsboro High School select vocal group Spirit-N-Celebration will be performing Singing Valentines on Feb 14 as a fundraiser for their annual trip to sing in Kansas City. The group will be offering a selection of songs to be sung to your Valentine along with add-ons of a single rose or a dozen roses. A Singing Valentine alone will be $10, a Singing Valentine with a single rose $15 (must place your order by Feb. 7), and a Singing Valentine with a dozen roses $35 (must place your order by Jan. 24). The group will perform all Valentines on Feb 14 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please note: Valentines cannot be delivered to individual students in USD 410 during school hours. Singing Valentines can be ordered from any Spirit-N-Celebration member or by placing an order in person in the high school office. Phone orders to the office will not be accepted. Payment must accompany order.

MCL to host Silly Hat Day on Jan 30 Silly Hat Day is Jan. 15, but the Marion City Library is celebrating Silly Hat Day on Monday, Jan 20 (No School) for children and adults of all ages. No Registration required. Supplies provided. Free! Just stop by and make and decorate a Silly Hat on Monday, Jan 20 anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.! Let’s see who can make the silliest hat!!! For more information call the Marion City Library 620-382-2442. Town Hall mtg in Marion on Jan. 16 A Town Hall Meeting for all Marion County Parents will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 in the Marion Community Building basement. According to the Surgeon General, 1 in 6 high school students reported vaping in the last month. Come and find out the real facts about vaping and how much higher the numbers are for Marion County high schoolers than average Kansas high schoolers.

Fundraisers in Hillsboro 20 The Hillsboro High School Leos are planning a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Kansas Jan. 13 through 20. Events will be going on all week, with a chuck-a-duck contest at halftime of Friday’s (Jan 17) basketball game against Haven. There will also be a community night at Wendy’s from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20. A portion of sales that night will go toward the fundraiser.

Marion Co. Dept on Aging offers help The Marion Co Dept on Aging will be assisting individuals to file their Homestead refund, LIEAP (Low-income energy assistance program) application and Federal/State returns. To file a homestead you must have been a Kansas resident all year, lived in the house, name on the title and income under $35,700. You must meet one of the following for all of last year be either 55 or older, have dependent child under 18 years of age or be blind or totally and permanently. Eligibility for LIEAP your name must be on the heating/electric bill and your gross income (before deductions) for a household of 1:$1,254, household of 2: $1,832, household of 3: $2,311 or household of 4: $2790. Gayla Ratzlaff, Coordinator will be in Hillsboro Jan 23 to help file Homestead and LIEAP. Call Hillsboro Senior Center (620-947-2304) to make an appointment for this date. She will be at the Peabody Senior Center on January 29. Call Peabody Senior Center (620-983-2226) to make an appointment. Gayla and Barb Smith will start doing Federal and State returns starting Feb 3, 2020. They will be offering free tax help to people who generally make $56,000 or less. Call 620-382-3580 to have your Fed/State tax returns done.

Goessel first impressions mtg Jan 21 How do visitors from another community view the Goessel community? Recently a volunteer team from another community of similar size made a visit to Goessel to report their “First Impressions” of the community. The team acted as “secret shoppers” for the day to discover what they could about Goessel. They followed a set procedure established through the “First Impressions” program and documented their results. These results will be shared at a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the Goessel City Building. Following the presentation, two or three project areas will be identified and time will be allowed for discussion and initial planning. Everyone is encouraged to attend to learn how a visitor sees your community. For further information about the meeting on January 21, contact Brian Stucky at 620-367-2610.

HHS to host chess tournament Jan 18 The HHS Chess Guild will be hosting a KSCA Grade Level K-12 chess 5-round tournament in the WMC Media Center on Saturday, Jan. 18. Competitors will have the opportunity to play chess with other kids in their grade level and make new friends! Hillsboro students are encouraged to register with Janet Whisenhunt at HMHS by January 15. Contact janet.whisenhunt@usd410.net or HMHS at 620-947-3184.

Goessel museum to hold mtg Jan 19 The Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum will hold its annual meeting on Sunday afternoon Jan. 19, at the Goessel Mennonite Church, Goessel KS. The short meeting will start at 2:30 p.m. followed by the program “2018 Mennonite Experience in Poland – History Tour given by D.J. and Marilyn Unruh Flaming and Myron and Ruth Goertzen. Event is free and open to the public. “Faspa” and visiting follows.