Library quilt show runs thru April 14
Marion City Library’s annual quilt show will be staged in the Santa Fe Room through Saturday, April 14, during regular library hours. More than 25 quilts and wall hangings will be displayed from local quilters.
For more information, call the library at 620-382-2442.
County historical meeting April 10
The Marion County Historical Society annual meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, in the basement of the Marion Christian Church, 140 N. Elm.
Light refreshments will be served during registration from 6:30-7 p.m. The business meeting will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a presentation by Lowell Ensey pertaining to the 136 independent school districts of early Marion County.
All persons interested in preserving and promoting the history of Marion County are urged to attend.
Marion library plant
sale deadline nears
The Marion City Library is having a plant sale until April 13 featuring red geraniums, pink geraniums, flowering baskets and Boston ferns.
Pre-orders are $15 with delivery at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 19. All proceeds benefit the library. For more information or to place an order, call 620-382-2442.
Free child screening in Florence April 10
Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children birth through age 5 Tuesday, April 10, in Florence. Appointments will be available from 9-11:30 a.m.
At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of cognitive, motor, speech and language, and social and emotional. Vision and hearing also will be screened.
This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 620-382-2858.
TEEN group will meet in Hillsboro
Technology Excellence in Education Network will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the USD 410 district office at 416 S. Date, Hillsboro.
For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.
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 on April 28. Lunch will be provided by Eagle Communications.
TC program focus is Kansas clergy
The Tabor College Lifelong Learning Program will host author and criminal justice historian John Burchill at 9:45 a.m. Friday, April 6, in the Heritage Lobby of the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.
Burchill will provide learners insight into the early years of Kansas clergy and the colorful characters that made up our early faith communities.
He will go into depth as to why congregations met in butcher shops, saloons, dugouts, by the sides of rivers and how these rowdy affairs played a role in the lives of religious leaders in Kansas.
The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning sessions and can register at the door for $5. Attenders may enjoy lunch in the Tabor College cafeteria after the session at the discounted price of $4.
Relay for Life plans
April 10 meeting
Relay for Life of Marion County is meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in the basement of St. Luke Hospital, Marion.
Luminary supplies will be available and fundraising ideas will be shared. The leadership team plans to be available to answer questions.
Registration for participants and teams continues from now until Aug. 11 at relayforlife.org/marioncoks.
For more information, contact Debbie Conner at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.