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.
distribution June 21
USDA commodity distribution is from 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the Peabody Senior Center.
Peabody to offer
The Peabody Township Library’s summer reading program will begin July 6 and continue each Thursday morning. The library coordinator is looking for a couple of small-group leaders.
For more information, call the library at 620-983-2502.
event set for June 25
The Canton American Legion Riders is offering a free safety presentation to anyone interested Sunday, June 25.
Mike Vermillion of Motorcycle Rider Education is the presenter. The event will be in conjunction with the Peabody Sunday Cruise on the north side of the Peabody American Legion, 108 N. Walnut.
For more information, call 620-983-2048.
Planning/zoning to meet June 22
The Marion County Planning and Zoning commission and board of appeals will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at 230 E. Main St., Marion.
The commission will consider a special exception request for the placement of a single-wide manufactured home as a second residence on Indigo in Hillsboro.
It also will discuss concerns about the county’s comprehensive plan. The public is welcomed to participate.
Hostesses sought for
annual garden tour
The Marion City Library needs hostesses for the annual Garden Tour set for Saturday, June 24.
Shifts are from 8:30-11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Volunteers will receive a free ticket to attend the pre-tour with the other hostesses at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 23.
For more information, call the library at 620-382-2442.
Merritt to speak on First Amendment
W. Davis Merritt Jr., editor of The Wichita Eagle from 1975-98, will lead a discussion about the First Amendment at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 1, in the Santa Fe Room of the Marion City Library, 101 Library St.
The event is sponsored by the Marion County Democrats, but is open to all interested persons. Seating is limited; people can register by contacting Eileen Sieger at 620-382-2032 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monetary donations will be accepted for the Marion County Food Bank.