Hillsboro to host
The American Red Cross is hosting a community blood drive in Hillsboro from 1-6 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Trinity Mennonite Church, 211 S. Elm St.
To schedule an appointment go to redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.
HHS prom activities set for Saturday
Hillsboro High School will have its Junior/Senior Prom Saturday, April 16.
Students will start the even?ing taking photos in the park prior to the promenade, which 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 middle school gym will be open from 6:30-7 p.m. to allow the public to see the ?Masquerade Ball? decorations.
In case of rain, the promenade will take place in the Robert C. Brown Gymna?sium.
Safe disposal of
The Hillsboro Police Department will accept unused or expired medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30. The police department is at 414 N. Ash St. for more information, call 620-947-3440.
HRC to offer camp for horsemanship
The Hillsboro Recreation Commission is offering horsemanship day camps from 7:30 a.m. to noon May 23-26 at Engler Farm.
The deadline to sign up is April 22. Openings are for six campers (ages 5-18) and six wranglers (age 11-21) .
Camp director Belinda Engler said she hopes by offering the camp through the HRC that parents will be able to carpool, so more Hillsboro children can take advantage of the opportunity.
Engler Farm, located just north of Marion Reser?voir on 260th Road, is about 20 minutes from Hillsboro.
For more information, including activities, safety procedures and fees, download a flyer at cityofhillsboro.net/hrc.html, or contact Doug Sisk, HRC director, at 620-947-3490.
Storm readiness is Lifelong topic
Randy Frank, director of Marion County Emergency Management, will be the speaker at the Tabor College Lifelong Learning program, 9:45 a.m. Friday, April 15, in the Wohlgemuth Music Edu?cation Building.
Frank will pass on information regarding storm preparedness and emergency situations.
The public is welcome to attend all sessions and may register at the door for $5. Attendees may enjoy lunch in the Tabor College cafeteria after the session at the discounted price of $4.
Museum spring faspa is April 17
The public is invited to listen to Jerry Toews share farm stories at the Menno?nite Heritage and Agricul?tural Museum?s spring faspa.
The event will begin at 3 p.m. April 17 in the museum Preparatory School building.
?Faspa? is a Low-German word referring to a late-after?noon light lunch. The meal always included zwieback and coffee and might also include cheese, cold cuts and jelly.
TEEN will meet April 20 in Marion
The Technology Excel?lence in Education Network will meet at 6 p.m. Wednes?day, April 20, at the USD 408 office at 101 N. Thorp St., Marion. For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.
April 20 in county
Government surplus commodities will arrive at senior centers in Marion County Wednesday, April 20. Each site will distribute its commodities according to its schedule.
Lehigh residents are asked to collect their commodities at Main Street Ministries in Hillsboro. If no commodities are left at your senior center site, call the Marion County Depart?ment on Aging at 620-382-3580 to find out where commodities are available.
Those eligible to receive commodities must meet the following guidelines. For a household of one, the maximum income is $1,287 monthly; for two people, $1,736; for three people, $2,184; for four people, $2,633; for five people, $3,081 and for each additional family member add $451.
Lunch ?n Learn
The Marion City Library is hosting a Lunch ?n Learn from noon to 1 p.m. April 20 in the Santa Fe room.
Jason Graves, horticulturist from the Saline County Extension office, will present the program on gardening.
Reservations are $5 per person and need to be made by April 15.
For more information or to reserve a spot, call the library at 620-382-2442.
block party April 19
The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and local businesses are sponsoring a block party from 5:30-9:30 p.m. April 19.
The event will include $1 hot dogs and $2.50 hamburgers, but are free to students with ID cards, and for children. Games include a water-balloon fight, sidewalk chalk art contest, children?s activities, an open music jam session and more.
The block party will be on Hillsboro?s North Main Street; everyone is encouraged to bring a lawn chair.
NHS community drive planned
For the next three weeks, the Centre High School National Honor Society will sponsor its second community drive to collect items for care packages to be sent to Fort Riley?s Bravo Company while they are deployed.
The first drive resulted in 15 boxes being sent before Christmas. The deadline for this shipment is May 4.
Collection boxes will be placed in classrooms and throughout the community to collect items such as powdered drink mixes, gum, commercially prepared granola bars, nuts, beef jerky, trail mix and magazines.
Monetary donations to help with postage are also welcome; Centre schools can be contacted to arrange that.
NHS students sponsoring the drive are Ally Basore, Dylan Deines, Whitney Gutsch, Carissa Shields, Abigail Svoboda and Kristin Vinduska, with sponsor Cindy Wyatt.
Questions can be directed to Jill Day or Wyatt at 785-983-4321.