Daily Life (August 31, 2016)

Big Truck Night set for Sept. 8

The 12th annual Big Truck Night is planned for 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Hillsboro Elementary School, 812 E. A St.

Sponsored by the Marion County Early Childhood Task Force, the event provides opportunities for children and young families to explore a variety of large trucks as well as engage in fun activities geared for children birth through 5 years old.

The free event also will provide parenting resources provided by local organizations, plus free refreshments and gifts for the children.

Matlocks to speak at first fall session

The Tabor College Life­long Learning program will present Jeremy and Krista Matlock as the speakers for the first fall session at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at in the Wohlgemuth Music Educa­tion Center on the Hillsboro campus.

The Matlocks, associate pastoral couple from Hillsboro Mennonite Breth­ren Church, have served in both Russia and China. Their adventures in both locations will provide insight about a part of the world few people have the chance to visit.

Because of current campus construction, participants are encouraged to park in the south Tabor College Library lot, where golf cart shuttle service will be available to the meeting place.

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.

Free screening in Peabody Sept. 13

Marion County Early Intervention Services will offer a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Peabody. Appointments will be 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.