Free help offered for Part D review
The Marion County Department on Aging is helping individuals compare and enroll in Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans through Dec. 7.
Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator, will be in Hillsboro Nov. 13 and Dec 3. Call Brenda Moss at the Hillsboro Senior Center (620-947-2304) to make an appointment.
Ratzlaff will be in Pea?body Oct. 29 and Nov 19. Con?tact Ruth Lott at Peabody Senior Center (620-983-2226) to set up an appointment.
The Marion County Department on Aging uses the Medicare website, which is used to do comparisons by all those who assist. The department does not charge for this service.
HCF seeking grant applications
The Hillsboro Commun?ity Foundation is accepting applications for grant funds to be distributed in 2015 from the Hillsboro Area Impact Fund.
Organizations may apply that are exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) and serve Hillsboro and surrounding communities.
Application forms can be downloaded from hillsboro?free?press.com or cityofhillsboro.net. The deadline for submission is Nov. 17.
The Impact Fund is an unrestricted grant fund created by the generosity of individuals who have contributed to this endowment. Grants will not be limited to a particular issue or target population.
Successful applications assist the foundation in fulfilling its mission to improve the quality of life for the Hillsboro area.
For more information about the Impact Fund and other non-profit funding opportunities, contact executive director Bonnie Funk at 620-947-1530 or by email at kandbfunk@embarq?mail.com.
Chamber asks for ?Trick or Treat? help
The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring ?Trick or Treat Main Street,? from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, and Verlenia Hall, manager, said they are in need of goodies to hand out to children.
Business are encouraged to bring items or money to the office at 111 W. Grand Ave. Friday, Oct. 24.
Last year, the Chamber handed out all 400 baggies before the event concluded.
The Hillsboro Free Press will have a listing of the locations where candy will be handed out.
Businesses that would like to be on the list should let the Chamber know by Oct. 23.
HMS book fair now under way
Hillsboro Middle School?s annual Fall Book Fair began Oct. 28, and will continue to Friday, Nov. 7, in the Wiebe Media Center library.
The fair store will not be open Oct. 31 because school is not in session.
The WMC Book Fair offers reduced-priced books and educational products, including popular series, award-winning titles, new releases, adult bestsellers, and other works from more than 100 publishers.
Students will have the chance to win daily prizes playing the ?Sucker Pull? contest for 25 cents per pull. Contest money is used to purchase new books for the library.
Store hours most days will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., including extended shopping hours to 6:30 p.m. during parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, Nov. 6.
On Student Shop Days, students can purchase books at the fair during the day.
For more information, call the HMS office at 620-947-3991.
Canton-Galva FBLA carnival is Nov. 1
The Canton-Galva High School Future Business Leaders of America is having its annual Halloween Carnival from 6-8 p.m. at the Canton fairgrounds.
Children up to sixth grade are welcomed to attend. The event is free for children to enjoy games, a haunted house and winning prizes. Everyone is asked to wear a costume.
For more information, call Kaylee Littrell at 620-628-4401.
Tabor to host piano event Nov. 2
Tabor College will present ?The Joy of Music,? a piano extravaganza at 4 p.m., Nov. 2, in the chapel auditorium on campus. The concert is free and open to the public.
?The piano extravaganza is an event we do every other year, focusing on literature that includes the piano in various ensemble arrangements?piano duets, duos, trios and quartets,? said Sheila Litke, professor of piano. ?This year we are even doing a piece with one piano and 12 hands.?
Students performing are Jared Janzen, junior from Newton; Abigail Kliewer, freshman from Hillsboro; Heather Loewen, sophomore from Hutchinson; Krista Neifert, senior from Pratt; Zach Neumann, junior from Osborne; Kaitlyn Rempel, sophomore from Fairview, Okla.; Maryn Robson, freshman from Sterling; and Kyndra Vix, sophomore from Wichita.
Faculty and guest performers are Jennifer Epp, alumna; Bruce Heyen, professor of chemistry; Sheila Litke; Emily Olson, alumna; Janae Rempel, alumna; and Bradley Vogel, professor of choral music.
Public invited to 4-H fund meeting
The Marion County 4-H Endowment Fund Annual Meeting will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, in the basement of the Marion Com?munity Center.
The agenda includes a review of activities and scholarships given during the year.
The board of directors invites anyone interested to attend this meeting.
Free child screening in Goessel Nov. 11
Marion County Early Intervention Services will be offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old from 12:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Goessel Mennonite Church.
At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of learning, motor, language, and social development. Vision and hearing will also be screened.
This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 620-382-2858.
Country Stitchers to meet Nov. 3
The Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the United Methodist Church, 905 E. D St., Hillsboro.
David and Teresa Duwe of Derby will present a trunk show of quilts they have made.
Guests are welcomed.
?Nightmare Alley? set for Oct. 30-31
Bluejay Lanes is hosting Halloween at Night?mare Alley with two different versions.
Family Time is from 7-8 p.m. Oct. 30-31, and ?For Only the Brave? runs from 8-11 p.m.
Admission is $3 or $2 with an MSU Gold Card. The Tabor College bowling team and Multicultural Student Union are co-sponsoring the events.
For more information, call Daniel Dick at 620-266-6131.
Junior wrestling meeting set Nov. 4
An informational meeting for junior wrestling is planned for 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Marion Sports and Aquatic Center, 104 N. Thorp.
Interested persons are asked to attend.
For more information, call Brett Haws at 785-366-6908, Chuck McLinden at 620-382-5959 or Jackie Palic at 620-382-3757.
Alzheimer?s group to meet Nov. 11
The McPherson Alzhei?mer?s Support Group will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. Tues?day, Nov. 11, in the chapel at The Cedars, 1-21 Cedars Drive, McPherson.
The group is for family members and caregivers of people experiencing Alzhei?mer?s or other dementia.
Sponsored by Prairie View, The Cedars and the Central and Western Kansas Chapters of the Alzheimer?s Association, the group meets the second Tuesday of each month.
For more information, call Marilyn Ediger at 620-245-5000 or 800-992-6292.
Butler CC to host information event
Butler Community Col?lege of Marion County is having an information session from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at 701 E. Main St.
People interested in local educational opportunities, and in further?ing their education, are invited to participate. Financial aid personnel will be there to assist, along with advising staff.
The placement testing fee will be waived if scheduled during the information session.
For more information, call 620-382-2183.