Daily Life, July 8, 2015

TEEN board plans July 14 meeting

The Technology Excel?lence in Education Network will have its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at the USD 408 district office at 101 N. Thorp St., Marion.

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

Parkinson?s group to focus on meds

?General Information about Common Medications Used to Treat Parkinson?s Disease? is the topic for the next meeting of the Parkin?son?s Disease Support Group offered through Prairie View.

The group will meet from 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, 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 about this support group, phone 620-245-5000 or 800-992-6292.

Commodities at local centers July 8

Government surplus commodities are arriving at senior centers in Marion County Wednesday, July 8. Each site will distribute them according to its schedule and may not distribute that day.

Check with the local site for its distribution schedule. Lehigh residents should be picked up at Main Street Ministries in Hillsboro.

If commodities are no longer available at a designated site, persons are asked to call the Marion County Department on Aging, 620-382-3580, to find out where commodities are available.

To be eligible for commodities, a household?s total monthly income must be below $1,276 for one individual; $1,726 for two; $2,177 for 3; $2,628 for four and $3,078 for five.

For more information, 620-382-3580.

Goessel library grant party July 8

The Goessel Library will celebrate its recent Libri Foundation grant with a book unveiling party Wed?nes?day morning, July 8.

The grant is worth more than $1,500 in new, high-quality children?s books (pre?school through young adult).

The public is invited to be among the first to check out the books, as well as visit with local heroes from the volunteer fire department.

Families with preschoolers are encouraged to come at 9 a.m.; kindergarten through second grade at 10 a.m., and third through 12th grade at 11 a.m. Library staff will be serving free snow cones to all who come.

Juggler, comedy act set for July 16

The Marion City Library and Tampa State Bank are co-sponsoring a juggler/comedy act at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 16, at Marion Commun?ity Center at 203 N. Third St.

The event is for children and adults. Admission is free.

In addition to his juggling and comedy routines, Brian Wendling, of Kansas City, Mo., is featuring hula-hooping, Chinese yoyo tricks and other fun.

For more information, call the library at 620-382-2442 or stop by at 101 Library St.


Board seeks to honor local quilters

The Senior Citizens of Marion County Board of Directors wants to honor quilters at the organization?s annual meeting Oct. 15 at the Marion Senior Center.

The board is seeking nominations from the public of people who have hand-quilted, machine or tied. They need to live in Marion County, be at least 60 years old and be willing to attend the SCMC annual meeting in October.

Nominations forms are available at local senior centers or through the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580, starting July 8.

Nominations need to be returned to the local senior center or Department on Aging by Aug. 19.

County lake group to meet July 11

The Marion County Park and Lake Chat and Dine Club is meeting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, for a pot?luck dinner at the North Shelter House.

This is the group?s annual cookout, and organizers are encouraging everyone to bring a side dish to go with hamburgers and hot dogs.

For more information, call 620-382-2900.

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