Daily Life (Jan. 8, 2014)

Child screening in Hillsboro Jan. 14

Marion County Early Intervention Services is planning a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Hillsboro United Metho?dist Church, 905 E. D St.

Appointments will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

At the screening, development will be checked in the following areas: learning, motor, language and social. Vision and hearing will also be screened.

This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary.

To make one, call 620-382-2858.


Commodities to arrive Thursday

U.S. Department of Agriculture food commodities will arrive at Marion County senior centers and Hillsboro Main Street Mini?stries Thursday, Jan. 9.

Patrons should check with each site regarding distribution schedules.

Food is available to people who are income eligible and should be picked up at their local distribution site.

If your local site is out of food, call Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580 to find out where commodities are still available.


TEEN board plans Jan. 15 meeting

The Technology Excel?lence in Education Network will meet at 6 p.m. Wednes?day, Jan. 15, at the USD 408 district office, 101 N. Thorp, Marion.

For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.


Auxiliary to host volunteer dinner

The St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary will host the volunteer annual dinner at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion.

To make reservations, call Eileen Sieger at 620-382-2032 by Jan. 10.

The meal is $12.50 per person.


Maxwell plans elk and bison tour

The Friends of Maxwell at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge north of Canton will celebrate Elk Days Jan. 18 and 25 with a prairie tour in an enclosed tram that will include the refuge?s elk herd.

The elk herd appears only during the winter months. Participants also will view the bison herd during the tour and will be served lunch upon arriving back to the tour center.

Admission for the tour and meal will be by donation and will require reservations. For more information or to make reservations, call 620-628-4455.


First LMC class to begin Feb. 6

The Leadership Marion County spring class will meet for the first time Feb. 6 at Morning Star Ranch near Florence.

Marcy Aycock from Butler Community College will be speaking on ?Finding Your Leadership Compass.?

After lunch Jordan King will give a history and tour of Morning Star Ranch.

Class members will be Ashley Friesen of Hillsboro and Karen Williams, Dainne Cyr and Roger Schroeder all of Marion.

The organizers and facilitators of this class will be Kerry Maag and Rebecca Wingfield, who serve on the LMC Board, along with Dana Gayle and Tonya Richards.

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