Daily Life 1-22-2020

Hillsboro Youth Cheer Clinic coming up

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission will be sponsoring a Youth Cheerleading Clinic for all boys and girls grades K-6.

Conducting the clinic will be the Hillsboro High School Cheerleading squad.

Participants will learn cheerleading basics. The clinic will take place at the Hillsboro Elementary Gymnasium on Feb 17, 19 and 20. Participants will then perform at the halftime of the HHS Boys’ Basketball Game vs. Lyons, Friday, Feb 21 at Brown Gymnasium (HHS).

Each participant will receive an official clinic T-shirt. The registration deadline is at 5 p.m. on Feb 14.


Cookie decorating class will be Feb 8

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission, Heidi Thurston and Rachel Olsen, are hosting a “Love You a Latte” Cookie Decorating Class from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 8 in the west room at Hillsboro City Hall.

During the class, you will get to decorate and take home 8 Valentine-themed cookies, and you will learn how to outline and flood with royal icing, the wet-on-wet technique and how to pipe details. All ingredients and supplies will be provided, but you will need to bring a rimmed cookie sheet.

This class is limited to the first 10 participants ages 8 and up. Registration deadline is Jan. 27 with a class fee of $25.

HRC programs have recently been converted to online registrations at https://hillsboroks.recdesk. com/Community/Home. You will be able to register for this activity, and all of the HRC programs, on any computer, tablet or smartphone as long as you have a credit card or check card.

If you need to pay with cash or check you are still able to go down to City Hall and register for any of our programs with cash, check, or card.


PCF to serve breakfast & grant awards Feb 1

Peabody Community Foundation (PCF) will host its annual Pancake Day from 7-11a.m. on Saturday, Feb 1 at the Peabody Senior Center, 106 N. Walnut.

The breakfast, served by donation as a fundraiser for PCF, will feature local sausage and pancakes. The public is invited.

Young people ages 3-13 are invited to participate in the third annual Flippin Pancake Race beginning at 10:30 a.m. Participants must bring their own skillet and be prepared to run outside, skillet in hand. No entry fee will be charged, but minors will need a release of liability form signed by a parent or guardian. Prizes will be awarded.

At 10:30 a.m. grant awards to community charities will be announced. 14 applications were received for funding local projects. Information will be shared about each project that receives a grant award.

Funds for grants are from two PCF endowed funds, the Peabody Endowment Fund and the Kansas Health Foundation Fund.

For more information, contact Becky Nickel, PCF Director, admin@peabodycommunityfoundation.org.


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.