HHS plans fourth dodgeball tourney
Hillsboro High School is planning its fourth annual dodgeball tournament for Friday, Feb. 6, in the middle school gym following the boys? varsity basketball game.
The event begins with the team ?grand march? and concludes with the award ceremony and crowning of ?King and Queen of Dodge?ball.?
Student and faculty teams compete against each other for the first-place team trophy in a round-robin format.
The public is encouraged to attend and bring two canned food items for the food bank at Main Street Ministries.
FFA chapter to host Feb. 12 blood drive
The Hillsboro High School FFA Chap?ter is hosting 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.
Parkinson?s group to meet Feb. 10
The next meeting of Prairie View?s monthly Parkinson?s disease support group will be 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the community room at Prairie View, 1102 Hospital Drive in McPherson.
David McDonald, a licensed psychologist, leads the group. It is open to anyone interested in Parkin?son?s disease, including caregivers and care receivers
For information, phone 620-245-5000 or 800-992-6292. This program is funded by Prairie View Inc., and McPherson County.
Saddle club invites families and adults
Marion County residents interested in participating in a saddle club are encouraged to contact Belinda Engler.
Families and adults are invited to join in shows, cross-country rides, trail rides, obstacle-course competitions and other activities.
For more information, call Engler at 620-924-5254 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook: englerfarm.
Marion County bee Feb. 11 at Centre
The Marion County Spelling Bee will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Centre K-12 School.
The event will be in the north gymnasium with participants checking in between 9:15-9:30 a.m.
The public is invited, but once the event starts at 10 a.m., no admission will be allowed.
Commodities arrive Feb. 11 in county
Government surplus commodities will arrive Feb. 11 at senior centers in Marion County. 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.
HRC offering clinic for cheerleading
The Hillsboro Recreation Commission will be sponsoring a cheerleading clinic during February for all boys and girls from kindergarten through sixth grade.
Leading the clinic will be the Hillsboro High School cheerleading squad. It will be at the elementary school gym Monday, Feb. 16; Wed?nesday, Feb. 18, and Thurs?day, Feb. 19.
Participants will learn basic cheerleading and a dance routine, and will receive a clinic T-shirt.
The group will perform at the halftime of the HHS boys? basketball game against Hesston Friday, Feb. 20, at Brown Gymnasium.
The deadline to register is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13. Forms are available by calling 620-947-3490 or emailing recreation@cityofhills?boro.net or by downloading a form from app.box.com/s/jk8lj4fpxvmo8i27n8ozaxb7k67gfgnj.
For additional information call Doug Sisk, HRC director, at 620-947-3490.
Tampa Pride to offer bingo night
Tampa Pride is sponsoring a bingo night at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at the Tampa Senior Center. The event is open to the public.