Daily Life (March 22, 2017)

Pie Night fundraiser

for Project SEARCH

Three entities are planning a Pie Night fundraiser in support of Tabor College Project SEARCH from 5-7 p.m. March 26 at The FamLee Bakery, 330 E. Main St. Marion.

Project SEARCH is a work transition program for young adults with disabilities. It is a business-led internship where adult interns, age 18-30, can learn relevant marketable and transferable skills while immersed in the business environment.

The event is sponsored by the Project SEARCH Steering Committee, Marion County Special Education Cooperative and The FamLee Bakery.

Public invited to spring sports kickoff

The Trojan Booster Club executive committee invites the public to the Hillsboro High School spring sports kickoff at 6:15 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the HMHS commons.

Athletes for each spring sport will be introduced and winter sports athletes will be recognized for their accomplishments.

Dr. Seuss Storytime

March 24 at library

Children ages 3-8 are invited to attend Dr. Seuss Storytime from 10-11 a.m. Friday, March 24, at Marion City Library, 101 Library St.

In addition to storytime, crafts and snacks will be available.

The previously scheduled Dr. Seuss event was postponed because of illnesses.

For more information, call 620-382-2442.

Church meal to raise funds for Unruh

Morning Star Church will host a benefit supper for Quentin Unruh to raise funds to help cover expenses from recent health setbacks.

The meal will be served from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the church, which is located at 3401 Falcon Road, Tampa. From Durham, drive four miles north on Kansas Highway 15 to 330th, drive west two miles, then one mile north on Falcon Road.

For more information call Dalton Wiebe at 620-382-4471 or Tim Koehn at 620-381-3357.

Parkview to host hymn sing Sunday

Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, 610 S. Main St., will host a hymn sing at 7 p.m. Sunday March 26.

The public is invited to participate.

Historical Society

to meet March 27

The Marion County Historical Society will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the Santa Fe Room at Marion City Library, 101 Library St.

Former MCHS president Howard Collett and Mary Olson will conduct the meeting, and look at a board of directors to reorganize the focus of the MC museum representatives. The group will also review the society’s constitution and bylaws.

Anyone who lives in Marion County is a member, and no dues are collected. The meetings are open to everyone interested in the state and local history.

Parking is available east of the library.

SCMC board to award scholarship

The Senior Citizens of Marion County Inc. Board will award a $500 scholarship to a 2017 Marion County high school senior.

The award is given to encourage young people who are interested in pursuing a degree in an aging-related field—medicine, nursing, social work, therapies (physical, occupational, speech) or gerontology.

Graduating seniors can pick up an application from the school counselor or from the Marion County Depart­ment on Aging, 309 S. Third, Marion; or call 620-382-3580.

The application must be returned to SCMC by April 7. Mail to SCMC, 309 S. Third, Marion, KS 66861.

Marion library lists

new books, DVDs

The Marion City Library released a list of its newest items available for check out.

The library is open Mon­day and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Satur­day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• New fiction books include: “Dangerous Games,” by Danielle Steel; “Devil’s Triangle,” by Catherine Coulter; “Cut­throat,” by Clive Cussler and “Home at last,” by Deborah Raney.

• New non-fiction books are: “Be­tween Breaths,” by Elizabeth Vargas; “A Touch of Farmhouse Charm,” “Li­ars,” by Glenn Beck and “The Power of I Am,” by Joel Osteen.

• New DVDs include: “Trolls,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” “Finding Dory,” and “Inferno.”

For more information, call 620-382-2442 or stop by the facility at 101 Library St., Marion.

Alzheimer’s group offers free training

The Alzheimer’s Associa­tion of McPherson is offering free caregiver training Wednes­day April 12, at The Cedars, 1021 Cedars Drive.

The training will cover the basics of dementia, effective communication strategies, and understanding and responding to dementia-related behavior.

Topics will include understanding dementia, knowing the 10 signs, coping strategies, communicating and connecting, and understanding needs and feelings.

For more information, contact the Alzheimers Association at 800-272-3900.