Daily Life (March 29, 2017)

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.

Hillsboro library:

trade food for fines

Hillsboro Public Library patrons can have fines forgiven in exchange for non-perishable food donations until March 31.

All approved food items will be donated to the food bank at Main Street Mini­stries, according to Jeanie Bartel, library director.

Patrons may clear $2 in fines for every approved non-perishable food item donated, not to exceed $20 in fines forgiven.

Requested items include: peanut butter, canned fruit, spaghetti sauce, enchilada sauce, dry milk, pudding.

Donations must be dropped off in the library during open hours, not in the book drop.

Child advocacy topic of Lifelong Learning

Child advocacy will be the topic at the March 31 Lifelong Learning program.

Lisa Donahue, a child advocate from Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center, will be the speaker at the gathering, which will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Parkview Mennonite Breth­ren Church Activity Center, 610 S. Main in Hillsboro.

Donahue will introduce Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center, which serves Marion, Harvey and McPherson counties, and will identify child-abuse trends throughout the tri-county service area, including types of abuse, who typically offends, where it happens and who is most vulnerable.

Donahue,who said she hopes to educate participants and raise awareness, will explore ways community members can get involved to help make a difference.

The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning sessions and may register at the door for $5. Participants may enjoy lunch in the Tabor College cafeteria after the session at the discounted price of $4.

Because of campus construction, the program location has changed for the remainder of the semester.

Luncheon to focus on KAMP training

Marion County Econ­omic Development is sponsoring a luncheon meeting to learn how the Kansas Advanced Manufacturing Program can benefit the workforce in Marion County.

The meeting will be at noon, April 12, in the Marion City Auditorium, 203 N. Third St.

KAMP provides training for unemployed or under-employed individuals as well as incumbent workers by creating or expanding regional partnerships between employers.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Teresa Huffman at 620-381-3920 or thuffman@marioncoks.net.

TC choir to present home concert

The Tabor College Concert Choir will present its annual home concert at 4 p.m Sunday, April 2, at the Hillsboro Menno­nite Breth­ren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

The theme of the concert is “Sing Me to Heaven,” according to Brad Vogel director and professor of music. The choir’s repertoire for the program ranges from spirituals, such as “Music Down in My Soul,” to traditional hymns, including, “His Eye Is On the Sparrow” and “Holy, Holy, Holy.”

The choir, comprised of 40 students from five states, performed in seven churches and one school during its spring tour.

Free child screening in Lincolnville

Marion County Early Intervention Services will offer a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, April 11, in Lincolnville. Appoint­ments will be available from 9-11:30 a.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 to complete. All children are welcomed, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 620-382-2858.

Centre to screen for kindergarten April 7

USD 397-Centre will conduct kindergarten screening Friday morning, April 7, at the Centre K-12 School.

Children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2017, are encouraged to participate in the screening.

For an appointment, call the district officer at 785-983-4304, The current kinder­gar­ten class will not be in session April 7.

Herb workshops set

for April in Florence

Two workshops on fermenting and light canning will be offered at 10 a.m. on April 21 or April 22 at Florence at the Villa on the Prairie, 111 W. Sixth St.

The workshops are free. For more information, call Phoebe Janzen at 620-382-4191 or Karyn Woodward, 376-765-2514.

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.