Daily Life, Jan. 14, 2015

Free parenting class set Jan. 17

A free three-hour parenting class will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 17, in the library at Hills?boro Elementary School, 812 E. A St.

Participants will learn skills to teach their children how to be assertive, what to do when children tattle, how to improve their self-esteem, set boundaries and teaching children to set boundaries and help children learn positive choices.

Free child care and snacks will be provided. Children will join parents at the end of class for a family activity.

For more information or to register, call Rachel Boden at 620-327-4198 or email: bodenrm@gmail.com.

Help available for LIEAP, Homestead

The Marion County Department on Aging is offering to help individuals file their Low Income Energy Assistance Program applications plus the Home?stead refund for homeowners starting Jan 20.

Interested persons can set up an appointment by calling 620-382-3580. There is no charge for this service.

Barb Smith, volunteer, and Gayla Ratzlaff, department coordinator, will be helping individuals with state and federal income tax returns starting Feb. 2 for individuals with income less than $50,000.

Ratzlaff will be at the Hills?boro Senior Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, to help with LIEAP and Homestead. Call the center at 620-947-2304 for an appointment.

Ratzlaff will be at the Peabody Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, for LIEAP and Homestead. Call 620-983-2226 to make an appointment.

LMC class apps now available

Applications for the 2015 Leadership Marion County class are now available and may be picked up at the Marion County Economic Development office inside the courthouse in Marion.

Classes will begin Feb. 5 and will meet every two weeks, with the last class on May 14. LMC organizers would like to have class members from each community in Marion County.

For more information, or to have an application mailed to you, contact Teresa Huffman at 620-382-8830 or thuffman@marioncoks.net. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 30.

TEEN to meet Jan. 21 in Marion

The Technology Excel?lence in Education Network will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the USD 408 district office, 101 N. Thorp St., Marion.

For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.

Barn quilt block class Jan. 25

Hillsboro Public Library and Parkside Homes are co-sponsoring a Barn Quilt Block painting class from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan, 25, in the Parkside Homes dining room at 200 Willow Road, Hills?boro.

The class will be taught by Sandy Heyman, owner of Sticks and Twigs in Burns.

The class fee is $40, which includes a 2 foot-by-2 foot primed board, tape, paint and anything else needed.

Participants can sign up at Hillsboro Public Library or call 620-947-3827.

PJ reading time begins Jan. 22

The Marion County Parents as Teachers group is having its annual PJ reading events starting Jan. 22.

According to Lori Soo Hoo, PAT coordinator/educator, said the events are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Marion City Library; 10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 24 at Peabody Township Library; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Hillsboro Public Library; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 27 at Burns Library and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 30 at Goessel Public Library.

?We?ll have some famous nursery rhymes come to life through reading, play, art and games,? she said.

Activities are geared for children ages birth to 3.

?Wear your PJs and bring your parents,? Soo Hoo said.

For more information, call 620-947-4041.

Goertzen will be meeting speaker

Peggy Goertzen, director of Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College, will be the speaker at the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum annual meeting Sunday, Jan. 18, at Tabor Mennonite Church, rural Newton.

The event will begin at 2:30 p.m. with a short business meeting followed by Goertzen?s presentation. It will focus on places in Marion County that are of historical significance to Mennonites.

The meeting will conclude with faspa, a light, traditional Low German meal.

This event is free and open to the public.

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