Daily Life (June 14, 2017)

Free child screening in Marion June 20

Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, June 20, in Marion.

Appointments will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of cognitive, motor, speech and language, and social and emotional. Vision and hearing also will be screened. This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete.

All children are welcomed, but an appointment is necessary. Call 620-382-2858 to make one.

Relay for Life needs

canned goods

The Marion County Relay for Life is collecting canned food for luminary bag weights at the Aug. 5 event in Marion.

Following the event, the food will be distributed to the four Marion County food banks.

Drop off locations are at Hillsboro State Bank, Hills­boro Chamber of Commerce, Fast Realty in Hillsboro and St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

For more information or to be a drop off location, email Debbie Conner at: djcrflmnco@gmail.com.

Library seeks stories of county floods

The Marion City Library has been selected as a partner site for an upcoming Smithsonian exhibit “Waterways.”

The library is looking for individuals who can share oral or written accounts related to the historic floods of Marion County.

Those interested may contact the Marion City Library at 101 Library Street, Marion; by phone at 620-382-2442; or by email at mlibrary@eaglecom.net.


TEEN plans June 21 meeting in Marion

The Technology Excel­lence in Education Network will have its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the USD 408 district office at 101 N. Thorp St., Marion.

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

Public invited to McHomes meeting

Marion County Home Educators (McHomes) invites the public to a homeschool information meeting from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15, in the East Room of the Hillsboro City Building, 118 E. Grand Ave.

Brunch will be served.

Information about homeschooling and the McHomes organization will be presented. For more information, call 620-877-0053 or 620-947-2899.

Zion Lutheran Youth

to hold fundraiser

The Zion Lutheran Youth Fellowship will sell lemonade and cookies from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 17 at 104 S. Main, Hillsboro. Proceeds will benefit the building fund.

Marion City Library to show new movie

The Marion City Library will show a newly-released movie Tuesday, June 20 at 2:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room. The movie is rated PG and is 129 minutes long, features a beautiful girl who needs to fall in love with a beast to break a spell.

Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Snacks will be provided.

Surplus commodities for senior centers

Government surplus commodities will arrive at Marion County senior centers Wednesday, June 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 a distribution schedule.

Lehigh residents can pick up commodities at Main Street Ministries in Hillsboro.

If there are no commodities left at your site, please call the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580 to find out where commodities are available.

The commodities are available to persons who are income eligible. This institution is an equal opportunity program.

To be eligible for commodities, your household’s total monthly income must be below $1,307 for a household of one; $1,760 (two), $2,213 (three); $2,665 (four); or $3,118 (five). For each additional family member, add $453.