Daily Life (Aug. 14, 2013)

USDA commodities to arrive Aug. 15

USDA commodities will arrive at senior centers in Marion County Thursday, Aug. 15.

Each site will distribute them according to their own schedule, and may not distribute them on the same day. Check with the local site for its schedule.

In Hillsboro, commodities will be distributed at the Main Street Ministries food bank during its regular hours Saturday, Aug. 17.

If there are no commodities left at your local site, call the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580 to find out where commodities are available.

Commodities are available to persons who are income eligible. Current maximum monthly gross income limits are: $1,245 for a household of one; $1,681 for a household of two; $2,116 for a household of three; $2,552 for a household of four; and $2,987 for a household of five.

For each additional family member, add $436 in income.

TEEN board will meet Aug. 21

The board of Technology Excellence in Education Network will gather for its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the USD 408 District Office, 101 N. Thorp, Marion.

For questions or more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.

Free screening in Hillsboro Aug. 20

Marion County Early Inter?vention Services is planning a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, Aug. 20 at Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 E. D St.

Appointments will be available from 12:30-3 p.m. At the screening, development will be checked in the learning, motor, language and social areas. Vision and hearing will also 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

Hymn sing set for Aug. 18 at HMBC

The community hymn sing will be at 7 p.m. Sunday Aug. 18 at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

Included will be singing, scripture reading and prayer. Those attending will have the opportunity to select favorite songs.

The theme is ?Where Your Heart Is.? Steve Vincent will be the leader.

Orientation offered for parents at HHS

Hillsboro High School will host an orientation meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, for parents?freshmen students need not attend?who have a student making the transition from middle school to high school or a new student to HHS in 2013-14.

The informational meeting in the auditorium is intended to provide insight as to what students and parents can expect during the first year of high school.

Besides having an opportunity to address specific questions, parents will hear about high school general procedures and policies that can make the transition year go well.

Tourney to support Relay for Life

Local organizers are planning a ?Strike Out Cancer? softball tournament for players 16 and older this Saturday at the Marion ball diamonds.

Teams of at least 10 players?which could be co-ed, all male or all female?are invited to participate for an entry fee of $100 per team, whether paid by the players or a business sponsor.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Marion County Relay for Life.

For more information or to register a team, contact Clayton Garnica at 620-381-0404 or Travis Schafers at 620-382-6514.

Hillsboro annual PIN set for Aug. 22

The Hillsboro High School Site Council and Hillsboro Middle School administration will host a Parent Infor?ma?tion Night (PIN) beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22.

HHS parents will report to the auditorium to pick up their student?s class schedules and other instructions concerning the PIN format before reporting to their student?s first-hour class.

HMS parents will report to the cafeteria to pick up their student?s class schedules and other instructions concerning the PIN format and then report to their student?s first-hour class.

MCSC board seeks names of artists

The Marion County Senior Citizens board of Directors wants to honor local artists at its annual meeting in October.

The board is seeking nominations for Marion County artists living in the county, who are age 60 and older.

Artists can use the media of acrylic or oil paint, chalk, pencil, pen and ink, watercolor, pastels and enamels on any base.

Paintings, drawings or other works must have been completed in the past two years, and artists need to be willing to have one of their works on display at the annual meeting and to attend the event. Nomination forms are available at local senior centers or through the Marion County Department on Aging.

The public is also welcome to participate in nominations.

For more information, call 620-382-3580 or go to marioncoks.net. The deadline for nominations is Aug. 12.

Family movie night set for Aug. 16

?Stuart Little? will be the featured presentation at the family movie night planned for 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, east of the Scout House in Hillsboro?s Memorial Park.

Sponsored by the local Convention & Visitors Bureau, the event will be free to the public. Each person who brings a donation for the Main Street Ministries Food Bank will receive free kettle corn.

Drinks will be available for 50 cents. Concessions will be available starting at 8:30 p.m. People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

In case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown in the Parkview Activity Center at 610 S. Main St.

Suggested donations for the food bank include hearty soups, meat ravioli, instant oatmeal, granola bars, pasta/noodles, rice, peanut butter, applesauce, toilet paper or laundry detergent.

The food bank also would appreciate easy, healthy recipes including ground beef, green beans, noodles or rice.

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