Daily Life (Jan. 25, 2012)

Old radio show featured Sunday

The Peabody Historical Society will host ?The Old Time Radio Hour Station XERF Del Rio, Texas? from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Peabody Township Library, 214 N. Walnut.

Guest speaker Levi Goossen will perform an old-time radio show in the Ann Potter meeting room. Everybody is welcome to attend.

The Historical Society will be serving pie and ice cream by donation in celebration of Kansas Day at the state?s first free public library. Use the north door to enter. Questions can be referred to a PHS member.


County to assist with refund forms

The Marion County Depart?ment on Aging will again be assisting individuals with filing for Homestead and Food Sales refunds and for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program.

The Homestead refund helps pay for home property tax. To qualify, a person must for the entire year (1) be a Kansas resident for the entire year with a gross household income under $31,200, and either (2) be age 55 or older, have a dependent child under 18 years of age living in the home, or be blind or totally and permanently disabled.

To qualify for the Food Sales refund, a person must (1) have a household gross income of less than $35,400, (2) be 55 years of age or older for some of 2011 or were totally and permanently disabled or blind during part of 2011.

To qualify for LIEAP, a person must (1) be responsible for fuel costs payable either to the landlord, utility company or fuel vendor, (2) have made recent payment toward your utility bills, and (3) have one member of the household be a U.S. citizen.

To qualify for LIEAP, a household?s gross monthly income must not exceed: one-person, $1,180; two-person, $1,594; family of four, $2,422.

Marion County Depart?ment on Aging staff will be filing online for a faster return. The department does have paper forms for each of these programs. People who file the Homestead or Food Sales forms on paper can expect to wait up to five months for their refund.

If you need assistance with any of these filings, call the department at 620-382-3580.


Kansas Day event planned in Marion

Eastmoor United Methodist Church, 105 Eastmoor Dr., Marion, is hosting the 12th annual Kansas Day Celebration at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29.

The event will include a ?hearty pioneer? noon meal of beef stew, homemade bread, tossed salad and peach or apricot pie.

The guest speaker is Ann Birney of ?Ride into History,? who will be portraying Julia Archibald Holmes, a Kansas who traveled the Santa Fe Trail. She was also the first Caucasian woman to climb to the top of Pike?s Peak wearing bloomers while climbing.

Marion County Department on Aging director and mountain climber Gayla Ratzlaff will introduce Birney.

Reservations are required. The cost of the meal is $10 each. For more information, call Janet Bryant, one of the organizers and also director of Marion Senior Center.


Invitation for ?free classes? presenters

Butler Community College will be offering ?Free Classes? March 3 on the Marion campus.

Anyone willing to volunteer to present a topic, share a skill, teach a one-hour session, should contact Butler of Marion, 620-382-2183 as soon as possible to get on the schedule for the day.

Classes could be teaching a craft, sharing an area of expertise, explaining and demonstrating a favorite hobby, etc.

Kjellin can also be reached at Council Grove, 620-767-5158.


Storm spotter?s class set for Feb. 16

A storm spotter?s course, sponsored by the National Weather Service office in Wichita, begins at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Marion High School.

According to Dan D?Albini, emergency management director, the course is open to the public and includes learning about clouds and how they relate to tornadoes and other severe weather.

For more information, call 620-382-2144.


Reading event set for Peabody library

Marion County Parents as Teachers will offer its annual PJ Reading event from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. this Saturday at the Pea?body Township Library, 214 N. Walnut.

The book, ?Gingerbread Baby? by Jan Brett, will come to life through reading, play, art and games. Activities will be geared toward children ages birth to three years.

Children are welcomed to wear their PJs.

For more information, call the library at 620-983-2502 or Parents as Teachers 620-947-4041.


Tampa plans game night on Jan. 29

Tampa ?Game Night? officials are reminding everyone about the date change for the next event. Instead of Feb. 5, activities will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29.

The event is open to anyone and those planning to attend are asked to bring snacks.

For more information, call 785-965-2639.


Church to host auction for MSM

The fourth annual service auction to benefit Main Street Ministries will be hosted by Trinity Mennonite Church starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Services donated by church members and homemade items will be sold at the auction. Bidding will be done with grocery items, no cash is used to purchase items.

The sale items include such things as a homecooked meal for four people, a car detailing, home maintenance visit and baked goods.

Some items are intended only for youth, such as dinner and a movie or movie rentals.

The community is invited to attend the event. A light supper will be served at 6:15 p.m.

For more information, call the church office at 620-947-3824.

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