Commodities should arrive today
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.
Marion library needs volunteers for event
The Marion City Library is having a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, to coordinate volunteers for Smithsonian Waterways Exhibit in March 2018.
Volunteers will help with the exhibit through publicity, displays, research, programs and other related events.
The Kansas Humanities Council chose the Marion library as a partner site for the exhibit.
The meeting will be in the Santa Fe room. For more information, call 620-382-2442 or stop by at 101 Library St.
Fermenting, canning subject of workshop
Fermenting and light canning will be the focus of the next herb workshop starting at 10 a.m. Friday, April 21 or Saturday, April 22.
For more information about the workshop or costs, call Phoebe Janzen at 620-382-4191 or Karyn Woodward, 376-765-2514.
Volunteers invited for lake cleanup
Marion County Lake officials are inviting the public to participate in Spring Clean Up Week at the lake from April 26 to May 1.
Clean-up efforts are underway from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Volunteers are asked to bring their own gloves, loppers and saws.
For more information or to sign up, contact Dianne Novak at 785-479-7555.
Driggers to speak
at Lifelong Learning
The April 21 Lifelong Learning program will feature Eric Driggers, local pharmacist and owner of Hillsboro Hometown Pharmacy.
His presentation is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. in the Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church activity center, 610 S. Main in Hillsboro.
Driggers will address the different types of Medicare, including Part D, and will try to explain the role of each as it pertains to pharmaceuticals.
Because of campus construction, the program location has changed for the remainder of the semester.
The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning sessions and may register at the door for $5. Participants may enjoy lunch in the college cafeteria after the session at the discounted price of $4.
plant sale April 19
The Marion City Library plant sale begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, with red or pink geraniums, Boston ferns or flowering basket at $15 each.
Pre-orders will be taken until Friday, April 14. Pre-orders aren’t necessary, but this way people will be guaranteed a plant.
For more information or to pre-order plants, call the library at 620-383-2442.
TC band to present home concert
The Tabor College Symphonic Band will present its home concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.
The public is invited to attend this free event.
The concert will recognize three seniors: Kaitlyn Rempel, Fairview, Okla., on flute; Alex Janzen, Morro Bay, Calif., on euphonium; and Michael Beye, Inman, on tuba.
Two special guests will join the ensemble. Glen Litke, a Tabor College alumnus and vocalist, and Kyle Hopkins, director of bands at McPherson College, have extensive experience in Kansas and around the U.S. performing and teaching.