Community News Briefs (8-14-19)

Benefit for Eric Bartel will be on Aug 24
A fundraiser for Eric Bartel will be 4-9 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 24 at First Mennonite Church at Grand and Ash in Hillsboro.
The event, which marks Eric’s 35th birthday, includes a car cruise organized by Wichita Clear Bra, T-shirts for sale and a smoked pork meal with service starting at 5 p.m. in the church’s fellowship hall. To-go meals will be available.
All proceeds will go toward the expenses of Eric’s rehabilitation and ongoing needs following a serious spinal injury he experienced in April.
Fundraiser co-sponsors are the MB Foundation and First Mennonite Church.

Government surplus commodities to arrive Aug 21
Government surplus commodities will arrive at senior centers in Marion County on Wednesday, August 21st.
Each site will distribute them according to their own schedule and may not distribute on the same day. Check with your local site for distribution schedule.
Lehigh residents pick up commodities at Main St. Ministries in Hillsboro. Durham residents pick up commodities at Marion Senior Center.
If there are no commodities left at your site please call the Marion County Dept. on Aging at 620-382-3580 to find out where commodities are available.
The commodities are available to persons who are income eligible and should be picked up from your local distribution site. This institution is an equal opportunity program.
To be eligible for commodities, your household’s total monthly income must be below: Household Size Max Income
1 $1,354
2 $1,832
3 $2,311
4 $2,790
5 $3,269
For each additional family member, add $479.

TEEN meeting will be held on Aug 21
The Technology Excellence in Education Network (TEEN) will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Aug 21 at 6 p.m.
The meeting will be held at the USD 408 District Office at 101 North Thorp, Marion, Kansas 66861.
For questions or more information, please call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.

Marion Co Democrats to meet on Aug 17
The Marion County Democrats will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug 17 at the Hillsboro Scout House.
The speaker will be Sage TeBeest, Chair of 1st Congressional District Democrats. She will update us on the Democratic Presidential Primary in may 2020.
All county Democrats are urged to attend.

2S2S collecting items for school year
2nd Saturday 2 Serve is having their 2nd Annual Smiles and Soles for Jesus!
Everyone’s talking about school already and we have families that could use our help! We have a specific list this year, from the people that work directly with our kids.
Items needed, for both boys and girls:
◼ Shoes, size 13 up to adult sizes, new or gently used.
◼ New Socks, size 13 up to adult sizes. (We ran out of adult sizes for boys last year.)
◼ New Underwear, size 5 up to adult small.
◼ School sized Backpacks, new or gently used.
We will be collecting items at Hillsboro Public Library, USD 410 District office and Hillsboro MB Church through August 16 (the Friday before school starts).
If you would like to contribute dollars for us to shop, message us on Facebook or contact Krista Heinrichs, 877.0638.
Please consider donating as you can, we want all kids to have what they need to be their best selves.

Alternative offered for Durham Cafe
Many of us will miss the Durham Cafe. Not just the great food, but as a place to get together and enjoy good conversation.
Your friends at the Durham Baptist Church have a desire to help fill that void by opening up our fellowship hall on Monday and Wednesday mornings 7-9:30 a.m. and providing breakfast items (coffee and tea along with coffee cake, cookies, cinnamon rolls, etc). No charge but donations accepted.
The good times begin from 7-9:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug 12. We hope to see you there.