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“Just Mercy” will be discussed by participants in the One Book, One Community book read at 7 p.m. Feb. 15, in the Kansas Room inside the Marion City Library.
The public is invited to attend, whether they read the book or not. The discussion will address feelings and thoughts about the book, the author and the events.
For more information, call 620-382-2442.
Extension offering health program
Marion County K-State Research and Extension will offer an eight-week program called, “Stay Strong, Stay Healthy,” which emphasizes simple strength-building exercises that will improve balance, health and state of mind.
Instruction will be led by Tristen Cope of the Marion County K-State Research and Extension office, and Anne Pitts of the Harvey County K-State Research and Extension office.
The program will meet from 3-4 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays from Feb. 26 to April 19, at Alexanderwhol Mennonite Church, 1304 K-15 Highway near Goessel. The fee is $20 for the eight-week series.
To register, call the Extension Office at 620-382-2325 or visit the website at www.marion.k-state.edu.
An information session about the program is planned for 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the church. No registration is required to attend the information session.
FFA chapter offers pancake feed
The Hillsboro High School FFA chapter will kick off National FFA Week on Saturday, Feb. 17, with a community pancake feed.
The members will be serving all-you-can-eat pancakes with sausage from 6- 11 a.m. at the Hillsboro Senior Center.
Tabor to host jazz music night Feb. 20
The Tabor College music department will host a night of jazz music at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the atrium of the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.
Students and faculty will collaborate to present “Broadway Cabaret,” with students performing songs from the genres of Broadway, jazz and musical-theater. The evening also will feature Tabor’s student-led a cappella choir, the Tabor FX.
“The Tabor College Jazz Combo is excited to be a part of this event,” said Shawn Knopp, director of bands at Tabor. “We are looking forward to performing in this laid-back, casual atmosphere, where the audience can grab a cup of coffee and enjoy some great jazz.”
Accompanying the students will be members of the Tabor College music faculty.
Adrienne’s, Tabor’s coffee shop, will be open for this event. Admission is free to all guests.
TEEN meeting set Feb. 21 in Marion
The Technology Excellence in Education Network will have its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the USD 408 district office, 101 N. Thorp, Marion.
For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.
Commodities arrive in county Feb. 21
Government surplus commodities will arrive at senior centers in Marion County Feb. 21.
Each site will distribute them according to their own schedule and may not distribute on the same day. Check with your local site for its schedule.
Lehigh residents should pick up commodities at Main Street Ministries in Hillsboro.
If there are no commodities left at your 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 and should be picked up from your local distribution site.
To be eligible for commodities, household monthly income must be below $1,307 for a one-person household, $1,760 for two persons, $2,213 for three persons, $2,665 for four persons, $3,118 for five persons.
For each additional family member, add $453.
FFA alums invited to 1st chili cookoff
The Goessel FFA chapter is hosting its first annual FFA alumni chili cook-off starting at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Goessel Vo-Ag shop.
Any FFA alumni in the Goessel community are invited to attend, regardless of their chapter.
A $3 admission fee enables people to sample all of the chili that is entered in the cook-off, unless you are entering chili.
The creator of the winning bowl of chili will receive a cash award and bragging rights. Categories include traditional, homestyle, chef’s choice and 14 and under.
To enter the contest, email email@example.com or call 620-367-2242.