HUMC Skeeter Run planned for April 22
Hillsboro United Methodist Church is hosting its fifth annual Skeeter Run 5-K/1-mile fun run at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 22.
The event is for all ages and will include an awards ceremony and buffet of refreshments afterward.
Pre-registration runs through April 14 and includes a Skeeter Run T-shirt. Registration cost goes up after April 14, but participants are welcomed up until race day.
Registration forms are available at the HUMC office, Rod’s Tire & Service, Hillsboro city office, Hillsboro Free Press and on Facebook.
Online registration available at letsgorun.com.
Pizza Hut orders for medical needs
Friends of Debbie Hare are inviting the public to participate in a fundraiser for her medical bills by placing orders with the Herington Pizza Hut between 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 12.
Participants who present the fundraiser flyer at the time of ordering will enable Pizza Hut to donate 15 percent of the sub-total to the medical fund.
Herington Pizza Hut is located at 555 U.S. Highway 77; the phone number is 785-258-2256.
TEEN meeting set for April 19 in Marion
The Technology Excellence in Education Network will have its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the USD 408 district office, 101 N. Thorp, Marion. For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.
Commodities should arrive April 19
Government surplus commodities are scheduled to arrive at senior centers in Marion County on Wednesday, April 19.
Each site will distribute the commodities according to its own schedule, which may not be the same day. Check with your local site for its distribution schedule.
If no commodities are left at your site, call the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580 to find out where commodities are available.
Eligibility for commodities is based on household size and monthly income. For a household of one, the maximum monthly income is $1,287; for two people, $1,735; for three people, $2,184; for four people, $2,633; for five people, $3,081. For each additional family member add $451.
MC Historical Society
meeting April 17
The Marion County Historical Society will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 17, at the Historic Elgin Hotel.
Anyone interested in learning more about the museums of Marion County and historical sites and trails are invited to attend.
Participants will be able to tour part of the Elgin Hotel. Anyone attending also has the opportunity for input on ways to promote and both the museums and trails.
For more information, call the museum in Marion at 620-382-9134 or stop by at 623 E. Main St.
County Dems offer senior scholarships
The Marion County Democratic Party is sponsoring a scholarship for five seniors this year—one each from the five high schools in Marion County.
Every senior who plans on attending a post-graduate school is eligible to receive this scholarship. Schools that qualify include colleges and universities, two-year community colleges and technical trade schools.
A scholarship of $100 will be awarded to the best qualified student, from each high school, who submits an application.
Each high school counselor has been given copies of the application. These are due back in the counselor’s office by May 1. Scholarship recipients will be determined by May 6.
Questions may be referred to individual high school counselors or to Eileen Sieger, county chair, 620-382-2032. or to Martin Holler, county vice-chair, 316-648-4327.
New doctor joins
St. Luke Hospital
Amanda Baxa, a medical physician, joined the staff at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.
Jeremy Ensey, St. Luke chief executive officer, said he is excited to ave her at their medical facility.
A member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians, Baxa was raised in Tampa and is a 2004 graduate of Centre High School.
From CHS, she received her doctoral degree in medicine in 2012 from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
Baxa was employed at Memorial Health System in Abilene where she began working in November 2015 after completing her residency at Family Medicine Residency Program KU School of Medicine, Wichita.
As the newest physician at St. Luke, she will begin seeing patients Wednesday, April 12. To schedule an appointment, call 620-382-2033.