Yards, help wanted for clean-up event
Hillsboro Young Professionals is having its second annual spring clean-up event starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28.
If you know of someone in the community who needs help cleaning up their yard, have them contact the Chamber of Commerce at 620-947-4506.
Anyone interested in helping should meet at 9 a.m. at 120 N. Main April 28. Lunch will be provided by Eagle Communications.
Tabor swim team offers free lessons
Tabor College swim team is offering free swimming lessons and swim training to the Marion County community at the Marion aquatic center Wednesday and Saturdays, April 4 to May 12.
The lessons are free, but donations would be appreciated. Kids age 3-16 are welcomed, regardless of ability. Participants can learn to swim, improve stroke acquisition and proficiency, or receive tips for competitive training.
Class times are 4 p.m. Wednesdays or 11 a.m. Saturdays. Each class will be divided by skill; lifeguards will be on duty.
For more information, call Nate Duell, TC swim coach, at 620-947-3121, ext. 1603, or by email: email@example.com.
week starts April 23
The annual Hillsboro city wide clean-up week is from April 23-27 to give residents a chance to throw away extra trash or smaller items at no extra charge during a resident’s regular trash day.
Any extra items for the cleanup week must be bagged, boxed or bundled, or they won’t be collected.
For larger items, such as appliances, individuals are asked to call city hall at 620-947-3162 to schedule a pickup time.
Trade book fines for food donations
Hillsboro Public Library patrons can have fines forgiven in exchange for non-perishable food donations until April 23. All approved food items will be donated to the food bank at Main Street Ministries.
Patrons may clear $2 in fines for every approved non-perishable food item donated, not to exceed $20 in fines forgiven.
Requested items include: peanut butter, canned fruit, canned chicken, tuna, spaghetti sauce, hamburger helper, dry milk, pudding.
Donations must be dropped off in the library during open hours, not in the book drop.
HHS prom events set for Saturday
The 2018 Hillsboro High School Junior/Senior Prom will be Saturday, April 14.
Students will begin the evening with pictures in the park prior to the promenade that begins at 7 p.m. in the circle drive on the east side of the high school. The public is welcome to attend promenade.
The doors to the small gym will be open from 6:30-7 p.m. to allow the public to sneak a peek at the “Poseidon’s Paradise” decorations.
If it rains during that time, the promenade will take place in the Robert C. Brown Gymnasium.
MCDA class aims to prevent diabetes
The Marion County Department on Aging is hosting an informational meeting about its Diabetes Prevention Program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Trinity Mennonite Church, 211 S. Elm, Hillsboro.
The program is designed to help people stop the progression of pre-diabetes into Type 2 diabetes. The program is recognized and approved by the Centers for Disease Control and helps reverse prediabetes through proper diet, exercise and education.
This is a one-year program meets once a week for the first four months and then once or twice a month for the final eight months. The program will begin May 1 and meet 7-8 p.m.
Topics include healthy eating, action plans, managing stress, getting physically active, counting fat calories and staying motivated.
This class is for people age 18 and older who have received a diagnosis of prediabetes. The April 24 meeting will give participants an opportunity to fill out a one-page screening questionnaire that will determine if you are a candidate for the program.
The cost for the year-long program is $120; if you attend all sessions you will receive a rebate of $60 at the end of the program.
For more information call 620-382-3580.
Order spring plants at Marion library
Preorder plants at Marion Public Library by Friday, April 13.
Options include red geraniums, pink geraniums, Boston ferns and flowering baskets.
Plants will arrive at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 19.
Call 620-382-2442 for information.
Strassburg Baptist to host concert
Strassburg Baptist Church is hosting INTO THE SON at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 22, at 2249 Pawnee near Marion.
INTO THE SON is seven members of the Allen and Wirsig families from Wilse who play musical styles that range from Bluegrass to folk to contemporary Christian. They also play a wide variety of musical instruments.
The public is invited to attend the service and join for a potluck meal following the service.
Free Medicare webinar April 20
The public is invited to a free educational Medicare Webinar 10-11 a.m. Friday April 20 in the Santa Fe Room at Marion Public Library.
This webinar will address the removal of Social Security numbers from all Medicare cards for security,
The webinar will explain the new card design, the timeframe of the mailings, and what Medicare beneficiaries should do to ensure they receive their new card.
It will also address timely information such as explain the 2018 Medicare cost-sharing amounts, the myMedicare.gov portal, and the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice, which determines when someone is in outpatient vs. inpatient care.
For more information call the library at 620-382-2442. No reservations are required.