Durham to host hamburger fry
The Durham community is sponsoring a hamburger fry at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the city park.
Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and enjoy the meal and fellowship.
For more information, call 620-732-3441.
Goessel to host ?Threshing Days?
The annual Country Threshing Days is from July 31 through Aug. 2 at Goessel. The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 1. Activities all three days will include large engines start-up, pedal tractor pull, threshing demonstrations, sawmill demonstrations, bow making, blacksmith demonstrations and more.
For more information, go to: www.wheatco.org or for more details, see advertisement on page 12A of this week?s edition.
Volunteers needed for mobile pantry
The Kansas Food Bank and Mobile Pantry will be in Marion at 10 a.m. Aug. 4 and volunteers are needed to unload the food and handle distribution to residents in need.
The Marion County Resource Center and Food Bank is asking for volunteers to help unload and set up for distribution at 8 a.m.
For more information, call Gene Winkler at 620-382-2115; Jackie Volbrecht, 316-519-5146 or Gerry Henderson at 620-382-2704.
Water maintenance program to begin
In a continuing effort to distribute high quality drinking water, the city of Hillsboro will start a Preventative Maintenance Program in the distribution system.
This program will involve temporarily switching water disinfectants from the present chloramines to free chlorine in order to optimize water quality within the distribution systems of Hillsboro and Peabody.
During the Preventative Maintenance Program, some water customers may notice temporary taste, color or odor differences in their water. This is a normal component of the process, and customers should be reassured that water quality is not affected and remains safe for drinking, bathing, cooking and other general uses.
Two groups of water users should take special precautions during the Preventative Maintenance Program:
1) Hospitals and kidney dialysis providers/patients;
2) Some commercial businesses that use water in their production process.
Those who fall into either category are strongly encouraged to seek professional advice concerning the removal methods for chlorine and chloramines from their water supply.
You may see crews performing flushing operations at hydrants to help this process. Once the water distribution systems have been completely and adequately treated and flushed, the disinfection process will be switched back to chloramines and re-introduced into the water distribution systems.
For further information or with specific questions, residents may contact Morgan Marler, Senior water treatment technician, city of Hillsboro at 620-947-3189.
School supplies needed for children
Donations for school supplies are being sought for children in the USD 408 and other Marion County schools.
Supplies requested include crayons, colored pencils, washable markers, glue sticks, scissors, notebook paper, backpacks or items can be purchased in a grade-level pack from Lanning Pharmacy.
Donations will be accepted at Marion churches, library, Chamber of Commerce, pharmacy, senior center and other locations in Florence, too.
The Kansas Food Bank and Resource Center, Butler Community College of Marion and other community partners are helping in the effort.
Distribution of school supplies from the Marion County Food Bank and Resource Center, 1220 E. Main St., will be from 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 10; 4:30-7 p.m. Aug. 13; 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 17 and 4:30-7 p.m. Aug. 20 or also at Marion Elementary School.
For more information, call Amy Kjellin, director of Butler of the Flint Hills, 620-382-2183.
Tampa farmers market set Aug. 5
Tampa Farmers Market begins at 6 p.m. Aug. 5 with a meal at the Tampa Senior Center.
Baked goods will be available and everyone is welcome.
For more information, call Carole Spohn, one of the coordinators, at 785-965-2639.