Daily Life (May 1, 2013)

Wellness class set May 7 in Goessel


A wellness class is being offered by Marion County Department on Aging at 2 p.m. with the starting date changed to May 7 in the conference room at Bethesda Home, 408 E. Main St., Goessel.

The class is for family members of individuals living with diabetes, asthma, heart or lung disease and arthritis, plus other chronic conditions and the people with these health conditions.

This educational class covers making decisions, healthy eating, falls and balance, talking to the family physician and getting a good night’s sleep.

The class will meet every Tuesday at 2 p.m. for six weeks. The cost is $6.

For more information or to register, call the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580.



County screening planned for May 14


Marion County Early Intervention Services will be offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, May 14, at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

Appointments will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of learning, motor, language and social. Vision and hearing will also be screened.

This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary.

One can be made by calling 620-382-2858.


Country Stitchers to meet May 6


The Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 East D St., Hillsboro. The speaker will be Sondra Frank of McPherson on EQ7, the electronic quilting method. Demonstrations on how to use this computer tool will be available. Visitors are welcome.



Commodities arrive at senior centers


USDA commodities will arrive at senior centers in Marion County on Thursday, May 9. Each site will distribute these commodities according to its own schedule and may not distribute on the same day.

Check with local sites for distribution schedule.

If no commodities are left at your site, call the Marion County Department on Aging to find out where commodities are available.

Commodities are available to people who are income eligible and should be picked up from their local distribution site.

Monthly income guidelines are one person, $1,245; two, $1,681; three, $2,116; four, $2,552; five, $2,987 and for every additional family member add $436.

For more information or available commodities, call 620-382-3580.



Commodities arrive May 10 in Goessel


The USDA commodity distribution for Goessel is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 10 at Goessel Mennonite Church, 109 S. Church St., Goessel.

Commodity items are available to families meeting income guidelines to include one person with a gross monthly income of $1,180; family of two is $1,594; family of three is $2,008; family of four is $2,422; family of five is $2,836 and family of six is $3,249.

For more information, call 620-747-0046.


Marion City Library book, plant sale set


Marion City Library received a shipment of hanging flower baskets at a cost of $15.

In addition, the library?s book sale continues this week with cookbooks, children?s books, non-fiction and fiction, videos, audio-cassettes.

All books are being sold by donation.

For more information on the book sale or plant sale, call 620-382-2442.










































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