Daily life news June 3

Blood Drive in Goessel on June 8

Much has changed in the last months, but one thing that is not different is the need for blood.

You are urged to sign up to donate at Goessel Church from 1-6 p.m. on June 8. Go to redcrossblood.org to reserve a donation time.

If you know someone who has never donated before, encourage them to make an appointment.

Now that participation in sports doesn’t limit donations by students you are also eligible (age 16 & 17 need parental consent). There are no upper age limits.

The Red Cross takes many precautions to make sure the process for donating is safe, and we hope you will use this opportunity to save lives.


HPL changes up procedures for now

Beginning Monday, June 1, 2020, we will be allowing limited access inside the library for patrons. We will still offer touch-less pickup for anyone who requests it.  Doors will remain locked. Patrons will wait to be admitted.

 Patrons are expected to follow CDC and KDHE guidelines for social distancing both while waiting and inside the library.

 Patrons will be allowed in the library one at a time or one “family group” at a time. We are defining a family group as all those who reside in the same household.

 Before admission, staff will ask a series of questions about health and travel, related to the CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19.

 Patrons will be allowed inside the library for 15 minutes MAXIMUM per visit.

 During the visit, patrons may select items for checkout, use the computer for business/government/employment or official use, use our fax, copy, or printing services.

 No fines at this time. Checkout times will be 2 weeks.


HRC to offer yoga classes in June

Lesli Beery will once again be instructing HRC Yoga Classes with a change in time for the Regular/Intermediate classes in the hopes that we’ll be able to accommodate some additional people this summer.

These classes will be meeting at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at Hillsboro City Hall, beginning on June 1.

The HRC is also trying to get a feel for if there would be enough interest to offer another 6-week session of modified yoga classes at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday, beginning on June 10. If you’d be interested in the modified class, call Hillsboro City Hall at 620-947-3162 as soon as possible.

For prices and more info, call city hall at 620-947-3162.


GPL to hold summer reading program

Goessel Public Library is offering a free summer reading program to all ages. They will be using the Reader Zone app (via Google play or AppStore) to record reading progress and activities. There are other activities coming this summer too.

Keep track of your reading for prizes June 1-August 3.

Check out the website at goessel.lib.nckls.org. their Facebook page or call the library at 620-367-8440.


Bible study for ladies offered in Hillsboro

Do you know where you will spend eternity? Are you struggling to make sense of our chaotic times?

One women is offering six-week summertime Bible study for ladies in and around Hillsboro to begin the week of June 15, ending the week of July 20, that will delve into these very issues.

To attend call Kathy at 620-947-2233. She can be flexible so please leave a message with your top two or three preferred days and times to meet as well as your name and phone number.


Disaster boxes are arriving

Disaster boxes are arriving on Wednesday, June 3 in Marion County.

These food boxes are for any family in need. There is no income guidelines to qualify to receive a box.

This is the day and time for distribution of the disaster boxes: June 3: Burns Community Center- morning, Durham Picnic Shelter 4-5 p.m., Goessel Mennonite Church-5 pm, Lincolnville-11 a.m.-noon, Lost Springs-11 a.m., Peabody Senior Center- 10-11:30 a.m., Pilsen-11:30 a.m., Ramona Community Center-morning, Tampa Senior Center-3-4 p.m. Thursday: Florence Senior Center-9-11 a.m., Marion Senior Center-4-6 p.m. Saturday: Hillsboro Main Street Ministries-9 a.m.-noon.

Commodities will be every 3rd Wednesday

USDA Commodities are now coming every month on the third Wednesday of the month. The commodities will be distributed the same day and times as the disaster boxes following their arrival on the third Wednesday.

The arrival dates for the summer months are June 17, July 15 and August 19.

The schedule of distribution can also be found on the Marion County website www.marioncoks.net under the Dept. on Aging webpage.

You can also contact the Marion County Dept. on Aging by calling 620-38203580 for more information

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