Community News Briefs (10-23-19)

Hillsboro Fall Concert Oct 24

The Hillsboro Middle High School Vocal Department will be presenting their fall concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 24 in the high school auditorium.

The middle school choir, Concert Choir, and Spirit-N-Celebration will be performing. The public is invited to attend.

Prescription drug enrollment

The Marion Co Dept. on Aging is providing assistance to older adults in comparing and enrolling in 202020 Medicare Prescription Drug plans. Open enrollment is Oct 15 – Dec 7, 2019.

The Dept can help you compare and/or enroll you in a new plan for 2020. Gayla Ratzlaff, Dept Coordinator will be available in the Marion department office to take appointments Mon-Friday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. except for the following dates:

Gayla Ratzlaff will be in Hillsboro Oct 22, Nov 7 and Nov 26. Call Brenda at 620-947-2304 to set up an appointment.

She will be in Peabody on Oct 25 and Nov 13. Call LouAnn at 620-983-2226 for an appointment.

Gayla will be in Goessel at Bethesda Home on Oct 31 and Nov. 19. Call the Marion office to make an appointment 620-382-3580.

Marion Co. Democrats host public forum

The public is invited to an upcoming meeting of the Marion County Democrats to learn more about the effort to expand eligibility for the Kansas Medicaid program, known as KanCare.

The meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct 26 at the Marion Community Center at 203N. Third St. in Marion.

Sheldon Weisgrau, Senior Policy Adviser at the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas, will give an overview of Medicaid expansion and share information about pending expansion legislation in Kansas.

Kansas has the opportunity to expand eligibility for KanCare and provide affordable health care options for about 150,000 Kansans who currently don’t qualify for Medicaid but earn too much to receive subsidies to purchase private insurance.

Expanding eligibility for KanCare will greatly increase the number of Kansans with insurance coverage, spur economic development and new jobs, provide financial stability to low-income families and enhance the viability of hospitals and other health care providers. Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia expanded their Medicaid programs.

Hillsboro Bible Study starts Oct 24

A ladies community Bible study will begin a new study at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct 24. It is the Mysteries of Heaven by David Jeremiah. Plan to join in the Hearth Room at 300 Prairie Point, Hillsboro.

Hillsboro hosts Scholastic Book Fair

The Hillsboro Middle/High School WMC Media Center will host its Fall Scholastic Book Fair in the WMC Media Center beginning Friday, Oct 25 through Thursday, Oct 31. The Book Fair will be open before and after school from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily.

For shopping convenience, extended hours will be added during Parent Teacher Conferences (Mon, Oct 28 and Tues, Oct 29) until 7:30 p.m. each PT Conference evening.

Middle School students will have the chance to win daily prizes playing the popular “Sucker Pull” .25 cent game of chance to win free books, pencils, bookmarks, and other fun prizes. Contest money will be used to purchase new books for the library.

The WMC Media Center invites patrons to visit the Book Fair or use the popular WMC online book fair. Connect online using the link on the USD410 webpage. All proceeds benefit the library.

Marion Co Democrats to meet Oct 26

Marion County Democrats well meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct 26 in the Marion Community Center at 203 N. Third in the basement.

Following the business meeting the public is invited to a presentation by Sheldon Weisgrau, Senior Policy Advisor at Аlliance for a Healthy Kansas in Topeka. His presentation on Medicaid Expansion in Kansas is at 10:30 a.m.

GES Family Reading Oct 29

The Goessel Elementary School Family Reading Night is coming Tuesday, Oct. 29. The theme this year is a space them of “Reading is Out of This World”.

They are offering families a free supper served by our BOE. There will be numerous reading centers set up through the school. One center will involve a giant inflatable space bubble large enough to accommodate 50 people with the constellations on the ceiling and in that bubble will be our featured story reader.

Hillsboro Bible Study starts Oct 24

World Community Day will be observed with Soup at Noon on Friday, Nov 1 at the Presbyterian Church in Marion.

The theme is “The time is now: unite to serve”. There will be scripture, liturgy and a faith and freedom sing along with Sue Clough and Lydia Gates.

All women in the community are invited to this Church Women United event.

Prescription takeback on Oct 26

Do you have old prescription you need to get rid of? You will be able to dispose of old medications from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 26 at the Hillsboro Police Department at 414 N. Ash.

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