Daily Life (July 20, 2016)

Tai Chi, diabetes classes in Peabody

The Marion County Department on Aging will offer two classes in the Peabody community starting next month.

A Tai Chi class will be offered at 10:30 a.m. in the Peabody Senior Center starting Aug. 2.

This class will last six weeks, and there is no charge to participate. Call Lou Ann at the Peabody Senior Center (983-2226) to register.

The second class is “Living with Diabetes,” which will meet Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Aug. 2 through Sept. 6 at Indian Guide Terrace apartments.

The class is designed for individuals with diabetes or are pre-diabetic, as well as their family and friends.

The class will address monitoring diabetes, healthy eating, preventing complications, exercise and stress management.

There is no charge for this class. To register call MCDA at 620-382-3580.

Enrollment dates set for USD 411

Goessel-USD 411 will offer enrollment opportunities from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 3, and 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 4. A “mail-in” enrollment is planned for mid-July.

The first day of school begins at 8 a.m. Aug. 18, 8:00 a.m. School supply lists are available at Keith’s Foods in Goessel or a nearby discount store.

Relay for Life

needs lots of color

Relay For Life needs an army of purple for the fair parade on Friday July 29. Organizers will gather on Third Street between Washington and Lincoln streets behind the Cheney Door truck with the RFL purple tool boxes.

Stop by and visit the Relay For Life booth in the 4-H building where our RFL quilt will be on display.

Quilt tickets and luminaria will be available.

Bring two canned goods and put your name on a RFL footprint to let everyone know who are Relay For Life supporters. These will be displayed at the event.

Board to honor senior musicians

The Senior Citizens of Marion County Board of Direc­tors wants to honor instrumental musicians at the organization’s annual meeting Oct. 20 at the Marion Senior Center.

The board is seeking nominations of instrumentalists who have played for their own enjoyment, organization, work, school or church; live in Marion County; are at least 60 years of age; and can attend the SCMC annual meeting in October.

Nominations are accepted from family, friends, coworkers and nominee themselves. Nomina­tion forms are available starting July 8 at local senior centers or through the Marion County Department on Aging. The forms need to be returned to a local center or the Department on Aging by Aug. 12.

For more information, call the Department on Aging at 620-382-3580.

MCRL drive to aid local food banks

Marion County Relay for Life is sponsoring a canned food drive that will benefit food banks in Goessel, Hills­boro, Marion and Peabody.

Drop-off locations through Aug. 10 are St. Luke Hospital, 535 S. Freeborn, and the following locations in Hillsboro: Fast Realty, 102 S. Main; Hills­boro State Bank, 200 N. Main; and Countryside Feed, 101 Santa Fe.