Daily Life (Feb. 22, 2012)

StoryTime begins March 2 in Marion

Spring StoryTime at Marion City Library, 101 Library St., begins March 2 through April 6 from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. for children ages 3 through 5.

Stories, games, crafts and snacks will be available for participants.

Space is limited. To register, call 620-382-2442 or email: mlibrary@eaglecom.net.


NAMI chapter to meet in McPherson

The McPherson chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Crossroads Assembly of God south of McPherson.

The meeting will include a presentation by two people with mental illness who will talk about what it is like to live and cope with their situation.

All are welcome to attend. Contact Jane McIrvin at 620-241-4770 or gmajane@gmail.com for more information.


HHS After Prom fundraiser Feb. 26

Hillsboro High School?s After Prom Committee is having a fundraiser in conjunction with Hillsboro?s Pizza Hut from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at 903 E. D St.

Pizza Hut has agreed to donate 15 percent of its sales for both dine-in and carryout customers to the After Prom fund.

This event excludes all discounts and coupons. Those wanting to participate are asked to let the cashier know it is for the After Prom fundraiser.


E-reader sharing time set March 1

The Marion City Library is presenting an e-reader sharing time for anyone who owns a Kindle or a Nook at 6:30 p.m. March 1. Library staff and Amy Rowles will demonstrate the beginning basics of how each device works and will answer questions, but it will also be a time for each person to share what they have learned with others.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring their e-reader device.

For more information, call 620-382-2442.


Goessel blood drive scheduled Feb. 27

A blood drive is planned from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Goessel Mennonite Church, 109 S. Church St., Goessel.

Donors are required to have a blood donor card, driver?s license or two forms of identification at check-in.

Anyone planning to donate should be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be 17 years old, or 16 with a completed parental consent form.

All blood types are needed.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call toll free 800-733-2767 or log on to: www.redcrossblood.org.


Marion Library plans Suess event

Marion City Library, 101 Library St., is having a special StoryTime session from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. March 3 for children ages 3 to 7 to celebrate Dr. Suess? Birthday.

The session will include stories, games, crafts and snacks provided by the Happy Hustlers?s 4-H Reading Group. No registration is needed.

For more information, call 620-382-2442.


Walk Kansas 2012 deadline is March 8

Teams are now forming for the Walk Kansas 2012, according to the Marion County Extension office.

Walk Kansas is an eight-week challenge beginning March 18 through May 12. It is a six-person, team-based program to help people lead healthier lives through more activity, better nutrition and positive ways of dealing with stress.

For more information or to register for this year?s event, call 620-382-2325 or stop by the extension office at 202 S. Third St., Marion.

Information is also available online at marion.ksu.edu.

Registration deadline is March 8.


Soccer registration deadline March 15

MC United Soccer Club is re-opening registration for its ninth spring season of soccer in Marion County.

Players who played last fall are guaranteed to play this spring for no extra charge. The re-opening of registration will allow those who are interested to join.

Registration forms can be picked up at the elementary schools in Hillsboro and Marion, with Margo Yates at the Marion Chamber of Commerce, or by contacting Stephanie Moss at 620-877-7454 or soccerfamily.sm@ gmail.com.

Deadline for registration is March 15, practices begin the week of March 26 and games begin April 7.

The cost to participate this spring is $35 for pre-kindergarten children through second grade, and $50 for students in third grade through 12th grade.


Townhall meeting Feb. 23 in Hillsboro

A townhall meeting to discuss broadband Internet access will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Hillsboro City Building, 118 E. Grand. A light supper will also be served, followed by the discussion starting at 6:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the North Central Kansas Libraries System, a 12-county system of cooperating libraries, and the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy of Kansas State University.

According to Carol Barta at NCKL, libraries help overcome access gaps by providing computers and broadband connections to the public, but increasing demand and changes in funding for library broadband requires a community response.

Broadband Internet access increases the capacity of Kansas communities to build on their economic base and strengthen tax revenues, yet many citizens of our state are still underserved, Barta said.


Legislative coffee planned Feb. 25

Kansas Rep. Bob Brookens and Sen. Jeff Longbine will be at the Hillsboro City Building, 118 E. Grand, from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and in Marion from 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 25, at the Community Center in the city building.

The two legislators will be talking about the issues facing Kansans and answering questions. The public is invited. Coffee will be served.


Canton fundraiser planned March 4

The Harlem Ambassadors will be at Canton-Galva High School March 4 as a fundraising event for the after-prom party.

They are a ?Harlem-style? basketball team that will be playing against some of the community members.

For more information, call 620-628-4401.


Farmers? Market scheduling meals

Hillsboro Farmers? Market organizers are scheduling fundraising meals between May and through September.

For available dates, call Joni Callam, 620-947-0270. The first market is May 3.

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