Daily Life 2-5-2020

2S2S to collect donations for food bank

The 2nd Saturday 2 Serve is partnering with a 5th and 6th grade Wednesday night church class to collect supplies for Hillsboro Food Bank and Kid’s Connection. Please donate the following items until Feb. 12: pudding cups, canned milk, hamburger helper, mashed potatoes, jelly, popcorn, Mac n Cheese, pop tarts, canned or jarred cheese, Alfredo Sauce, Kleenex and washable markers. No canned vegetables please. There are collection boxes at Hillsboro MB Church and the Hillsboro Public Library. We are always better together. Can you help serve?


2020 Smart Driver safety course

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is offering a Smart Driver Safety Course at the Marion Senior Center from 1-5 p.m. on Monday, February 17. This class is for all licensed drivers and will meet for one four hour class. There will be no actual driving required to complete the course and participants at the class will receive a workbook, have the opportunity for discussion and there will be no written pass/tests. The cost for the class will be $20 or $15 for AARP members. Kansas is one of the few states that allow any licensed driver who takes the course to qualify for a premium reduction. Every principal driver of a vehicle must complete the course in order to receive the reduction in their premium. The class will be taught by Richard and Marilyn Riemer of Hillsboro. Those interested in taking the class should sign up for the Marion Senior Center, 309 South Third St., Marion, Kansas at 620-382-2942 or call the Riemers at 620-947-3453.


Special event at FPL on Feb. 10

A spaghetti meal fundraiser will be held at the Florence Public Library on Feb. 10 starting at 5 p.m.

The meal will be served for a freewill offering. Come and enjoy the good food, visit with your friends and neighbors and support the library!


Screenings for young children in Peabody

A FREE screening for children birth through five years old will be held Tuesday, Feb 11 in Peabody.

Appointments will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of cognitive, motor, speech/language, and social/emotional. Vision and hearing will also be screened.

This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary.

Please call 620-382-2858 for an appointment. The screening is sponsored by Marion County Early Intervention Services.

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