Storytime at HPL begins this week
Preschoolers age 3 through kindergarten are invited to sign up for Story?time at Hillsboro Public Library.
Classes are from 10:20-11 a.m. Wednesday or Thurs?day starting Jan. 21/22 and continue through the last week of April. A $4 registration fee will help cover costs of crafts and treats for the entire session.
Come in, call the library at 620-947-3827, email at hillsboropubliclib@?gmail.com or message the library on its Facebook page to enroll.
Delora Kaufman, children?s librarian, will lead the groups as they read books, play games and do fingerplays and crafts each week.
The library?s goal is to introduce children to the library and begin a lifetime love of books.
USD 410 BOE filing deadline is Jan. 27
The filing deadline for the Unified School District 410 Board of Education spring election is noon Friday, Jan. 27.
Positions 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 are up for election. All but Position 6 are at-large positions. Position 6 is in the middle of a term because of a prior appointment. The Position 6 electee will serve a two-year term. Filing for Position 6 requires residency within Position 6 boundaries.
For more information, contact Jerry Hinerman, clerk of the board, at 620-947-3184.
Annual Chamber dinner is Jan. 26
The annual dinner of the Hillsboro Chamber of Com?merce and Marion Chamber of Commerce is planned for Jan. 26 at Marion.
Details about the event will appear in a later edition.
PJ reading time begins Jan. 22
Marion County Parents as Teachers is having its annual PJ reading events starting Jan. 22.
The events are from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Marion City Library; 10-11 a.m. Jan. 24 at Peabody Township Library; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Hillsboro Public Library; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 27 at Burns Library and 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 30 at Goessel Public Library.
?We?ll have some famous nursery rhymes come to life through reading, play, art and games,? said Lori Soo Hoo, PAT coordinator/educator.
Activities are geared for children from birth to age 3.
?Wear your PJs and bring your parents,? Soo Hoo said.
For more information, call 620-947-4041.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 30.