Daily Life (August 30, 2017)

Former staff invited to PHS 50th reunion

The Peabody High School Class of 1967 is having its 50th reunion from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Marion County Park and Lake, south hall.

Class members are inviting former staff members and others who were at the school during that same time.

Museum director to present ‘treasures’

Steve Fast, Hillsboro’s museums director, will be the presenter at the first Lifelong Learning session at Tabor College for the fall semester.

The session will begin at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Parkview Mennonite Breth­ren Church, 610 S. Main St.

Fast said he is passionate about the things of the past that help us understand life then and now.

As director of the museums, he attempts to maintain high professional standards in caring for the collections on a limited budget.

Fast will share a few items from the collections in Hillsboro to talk about why they are valuable, or not.

“We are always interested in the treasures people have in their homes,” Fast added.

The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning programs and may register at the door. Fees are $5 per session or $15 per semester ($29 per couple).

Participants may enjoy lunch in the college cafeteria after the sessions at the discount price of $4.

Chronic pain is topic of free workshop

Marion County Depart­ment on Aging is offering a free workshop on “Chronic Pain Self-Management Program” from 2-4:30 p.m. starting Thursday, Sept. 7, through Oct 12 at Trinity Mennonite Church, 211 S. Elm, Hills­boro.

Workshop sessions are led by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are peers with chronic pain themselves.

Subjects include the following: techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance; appropriate use of medications; communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals; nutrition; pacing activity and rest, and how to evaluate new treatments.

Register by Tuesday, Sept. 5, by calling 620-382-3580.

Free child screening in Peabody Sept. 12

Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children from birth through age 5 on Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Peabody.

Appointments are available from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.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 welcomed, but an appointment is necessary.

To make one, call 620-382-2858.