Conceal and carry class set June 29
A Conceal and Carry class is planned from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 29 at the Florence gymnasium.
The cost to attend is $75 and registrations will be accepted the day of the class.
For more information, call or stop by the Florence City Hall, 511 N. Main St., 620-878-4296.
TEEN board plans June 19 meeting
The board of the Technology Excellence in Education Network will meet at 6 p.m. June 19 in the USD 408 office, 101 N. Thorp, Marion.
For more information, contact Brandi Hendrix at 620-877-0237.
Massage therapist to speak June 13
Carolan McFarland, a massage therapist at St. Luke Integrated Health Care Clinic, will present a program on relaxation and bio-feedback at 7 p.m. June 13 in the Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, 610 E. Lawrence St., Marion.
Every second Thursday of the month, Circles of Marion County will offer a variety of topics to include money management, cooking with whole foods, food preservation-freezing and canning and alternatives to television as an activity for children.
This is the organization?s first such meeting and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend. The event is free and childcare is available.
For more information, call Pam Bowers, 620-382-0495.
Herb workshop June 15 in Florence
Rosemary, thyme and oregano are the focus of a third herb workshop starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Villa on the Prairie, 111 W. Sixth St., Florence.
For more information or to register, email Phoebe Janzen at email@example.com or mail her at 2461 110th Road, Florence, KS 66851.
Donation lunch for Moore victims
The residents of St. Luke Living Center will host a free donation lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 12 at Marion Family Physicians Clinic Basement at 537 S. Freeborn in Marion.
All proceeds will go to the tornado victims of Moore, Okla.
Staff members are asked to donate food items. If you are willing to donate food, sign up in the break room.
The menu will be taco salad and a list of items needed will be posted.
Please share this with staff members in your department and help us make this a successful fundraiser.
HHS ?13 graduate receives award
Bailey Kaufman of Hillsboro High School, at the invitation of Gov. Sam Brownback, was selected to attend the 30th Annual Governor?s Scholars Awards Program May 5 in Topeka.
The recognition ceremony honored the top academic 1 percent of Kansas high school seniors. Scholars are selected from accredited public and private schools in the state.
?These high school seniors have shown dedication in their studies and a commitment to learning,? Brownback said. ?They?ve earned this honor, and I want to congratulate them on this achievement.
?We should also recognize their families, teachers and mentors for helping these outstanding students achieve their academic goals.?
Reading program begins June 17
?Dig into Reading? will be the theme for the Marion City Library?s Summer Reading Program June 17 to July 12 for children preschool through eighth grade.
Children may read books and win prizes along the way for goals they reach.
Story time will be held for children ages 3 to 5 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11 am. to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays.
Stories, crafts and snacks pertaining to the theme will be enjoyed by the children.
A story session for children ages 6 to 9 will be held on Friday afternoons.
Space is limited, so call ahead for reservations.
Kevin Horner, a ventriloquist,will perform his act at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the Marion Community Center for young and old in the community.
The event is sponsored by Tampa State Bank and the Marion City Library.
For more information about the Summer Reading Program, call the Marion City Library at 620-882-2442.
Free e-books ready for library patrons
If you want to try something new or are looking for recent e-books to read for free, try visiting the Marion City Library and sign up for a library card and free access to Overdrive.
Overdrive is a program that offers free e-books and audios to library patrons. E-books can be downloaded to your Kindle, Nook or iPad.
For more information, call at 620-382-2442 or stop by the Marion City Library.
Books sought for neighborhood fair
New and used books are requested for a free Neighbor?hood Book Fair, as part of Main Street Ministries? Saturday event in June.
Books may be dropped off anytime until June 22 at MSM?s main building on the corner of D and Main streets.
The purpose of the book fair is in promoting literacy as well as awareness of the MSM Food Bank.
Books can include cookbooks, dictionaries, devotionals, magazines, calendars, bookmarks, Bibles and those for children age 1 through 12.
For more information, call 620-947-3393.