Daily Life, Feb. 11, 2015

FFA chapter to host Feb. 12 blood drive

The Hillsboro High School FFA Chap?ter will host a Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thurs?day, Feb. 12, in the middle school gym.

If anyone from the community would like to donate, contact Sonya Roberts at 620-947-3991 to schedule an appointment or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Commodities arrive Feb. 11 in county

Government surplus commodities will arrive at senior centers in Marion County Wednesday, Feb. 11.

Each site will distribute the items according to its own schedule?which may not be the same day.

Anyone receiving commodities is asked to check with their local site for the schedule.

Lehigh residents need to pick up commodities at Main Street Ministries in Hillsboro. Lincolnville residents need to pick up theirs at Marion Senior Center.

If a site runs out of commodities, people are asked to call the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580 to find out where an additional supply exists.

Effective April 1, the following monthly household income guidelines will be used: for one person, the maximum income is $1,265; for two, $1,705; for three, $2,144; for four, $2,584; for five, $3,024. For each additional family member, add $440.

For more information, call 620-382-3580.

Special Olympics tourney at Tabor

Tabor College will host a Special Olympics basketball tournament Sat?urday, Feb. 14.

The event is expected to involve about 200 participants from central Kansas who will compete in various levels and divisions.

Games will be in the Tabor gym from 8-11 a.m. and in the Campus Recrea?tion Center from 8 a.m. ro 1:30 p.m.

The Hillsboro Kiwanis Club will provide lunches for the participants.

Admission is free and the pubic is invited.

CHS plans benefit golf tournament

Centre High School is sponsoring a benefit golf tournament beginning at 9 a.m. April 25 at Herington Country Club Golf Course.

The event is a four-person scramble with a limit of 22 teams.

Entry fee is $45 per person or $180 per team, and includes lunch and green fees.

For more information or to register, contact Greg Wyatt, event coordinator, at Centre High School, 2374 310th St., Lost Springs, KS 66859.

Deadline to register is April 22. Make checks payable to Centre High School.

Library sets Feb. 18 for soup fundraiser

Because of a scheduling conflict on Feb. 11, the Hills?boro Public Library has rescheduled its soup luncheon fundraiser for Wednes?day, Feb. 18.

The luncheon menu will include homemade zwie?bach, according to Cathleen fish, librarian.

TEEN board to meet via phone

The Technology Excel?lence in Education Network will have its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, via phone conference.

The phone conference will be initiated from the USD 410 central office at 416 S. Date, Hillsboro. For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.

MES Fine Arts Day planned for Friday

Anita Hancock, Marion Elementary School music teacher, will host the annual Fine Arts Day Friday, Feb. 13.

Kindergarten students through third grade will perform from 9:05-10:40 a.m. Fourth- through sixth-graders will perform 1:30-3:05 p.m.

Guest musician Jane Hyde, who has played harp with the Wichita Sym?phony Orchestra for 35 years, will present a concert at 8:20 a.m. in the MES gym.

Alisha Frazer, Marion High School art teacher, will have art classes in Room 108. MHS forensics students will perform in the library. Physical education teacher Nicki Case will lead exercises in the gym.

Music students from MHS will perform during lunch. The public is welcome to attend.

Commodities ready for Feb. 13 at MSM

USDA commodities will be distributed in Hillsboro and Lehigh from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Main Street Ministries food bank.

Items include whole kernel corn, orange juice, mixed fruit, peanut butter, canned potatoes and grape juice.

Everything is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call Ciara Cox or Jen Newell at 620-947-3393.

HCF to present grants Feb. 20

The Hillsboro Com?munity Foundation will make its annual grant presentation at halftime of the Hillsboro High School boys? basketball game with Hesston Friday, Feb. 20.

The grant awards this year will total $16,900.

Hearts 4 Him to perform Feb. 15

Hearts 4 Him, a men?s ensemble with a heart for God, will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at Zion Lutheran Church, 106 N. Lincoln, Hillsboro.

For more information, call 620-947-3522.

Valentine auction planned Feb. 14

The 11th annual Valen?tine Benefit Auction begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, with a spaghetti dinner by donation. The auction will begin about 7 p.m.

Proceeds from the auction and meal will go toward providing assistance to families with medical or financial needs in the Tri-County area. Seventy-eight families in the surrounding communities have been helped in the past 18 years, including Herington, Lincolnville, Wilsey, Marion, Burdick, Ramona, Tampa, Hillsboro, Hope, Lost Springs and a few other places outside the area.

Eight families were helped last year with needed medical and financial help.

Auction items include homemade cinnamon rolls, pies, cakes, jellies, other handmade items and new items and services that could be used for Valentine gifts.

Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Nita Bittle, 620-924-5520; Nancy Riggin, 785-983-4493 or Dan Peterson at 785-983-4353.

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