Daily Life (April 5, 2017)

Tabor team offers free swim lessons

The Tabor College swim team is offering free swimming lessons to the Marion County community at the Marion Sports & Aquatic Center each Saturday, beginning April 8 through May 6.

The lessons are free, but donations are welcomed. Children need to be age 3 through 16 years. No preregistration is required.

Two class times are offered: 10-10:45 a.m. and 11-11:45 a.m. More class times will be added if necessary. Each class will be divided by skill level; lifeguards will be on duty.

For more information, contact Nate Duell, Tabor swim coach, by email at nathand@tabor.edu, or by phone, 620-947-3121.

Hillsboro High prom set for Saturday

Hillsboro High School will have its Junior/Senior Prom Saturday, April 8.

Students begin the evening with pictures in the park prior to the promenade that begins at 7:30 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 peak at the “Footloose” decorations.

If it should rain, the promenade will take place in the big gym.

Tampa Game Night set for Sunday

Tampa Game Night is planned for 7 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at the Tampa Senior Center. The public is invited and participants are encouraged to bring snacks to share.

This will be the final game night until fall.

Lake club to decide its future April 8

The Marion County Lake Chat N Dine Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Marion County Lake Hall for its first meeting of the year.

Participants are asked to bring service and a dish to share. A decision to continue or discontinue the club will be made at this meeting.

All present and former lake residents are welcome.

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.

Library plans ‘Beauty

and the Beast’ party

Marion City Library is having a “Beauty and the Beast” party from 2-3 p.m. Monday, April 17, for children ages 5-8.

The event will feature the Beauty and the Beast story, crafts, activities and refreshments.

Space is limited and reservations are needed by April 10.

For more information, call 620-382-2442.

Hearts4Him to sing at Ebenfeld April 9

Hearts4Him, a gospel men’s ensemble from the central Kansas area, will present a concert at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 9.

Vocalists in the group are Jim Bartel, Brox Busenitz, Dave Deutschendorf, Lawrence Kliewer, Duane Loewen, Rod Loucks, David Oller, Jim Yoder and Bernie Zuercher; accompanist is JoAnn Nickel.

Refreshments will be served following the concert. The church is located 2 miles east and 4 miles south of Hillsboro on Kanza Road.

Centre to screen for kindergarten April 7

USD 397-Centre will be conducting kindergarten screening Friday morning, April 7, at the Centre K-12 School.

Children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2017, are encouraged to participate in the screening.

For an appointment, call the district officer at 785-983-4304, The current kinder­gar­ten class will not be in session April 7.

Free child screening in Lincolnville

Marion County Early Intervention Services will offer a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, April 11, in Lincolnville. 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 to complete. All children are welcomed, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 620-382-2858.

SCMC board to award scholarship

The Senior Citizens of Marion County Inc. Board will award a $500 scholarship to a 2017 Marion County high school senior.

The award is given to encourage young people who are interested in pursuing a degree in an aging-related field—medicine, nursing, social work, therapies (physical, occupational, speech) or gerontology.

Graduating seniors can pick up an application from the school counselor or from the Marion County Depart­ment on Aging, 309 S. Third, Marion; or call 620-382-3580.

The application must be returned to SCMC by April 7. Mail to SCMC, 309 S. Third, Marion, KS 66861.

Lunch n’ Learn

April 12 at library

Marion City Library is having a Lunch n’ Learn from noon to 1 p.m. April 12. The program, “A Gathering of Gardeners,” is being presented by Ward Upham, extension master gardener from Manhattan.

Lunch is $5 and reservations are needed by April 7.

For more information, call 620-382-2442.