Daily Life News (2-20-19)

TEEN Meeting scheduled for Feb. 20

The Technology Excellence in Education Network (TEEN) will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

The meeting will be held at the USD 408 District Office at 101 North Thorp, Marion, Kansas 66861.

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

Goessel Mennonite Church Blood Drive

Winter storms have kept blood donors home and cancelled some blood drives, so the need for blood is critical at this time.

The next drive at Goessel Mennonite Church is from 1-6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25.

To schedule your life-saving appointment visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED-CROSS.

One community, one mind at MCL

“The American Spirit by David McCullough, will be discussed with the public, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Marion City Library. Everyone is welcome to attend and share their views about the book.

This book is a short collection of speeches by David McCullough, one of America’s foremost historians. Some of the speeches are inspiring, some of them are informative, and many are both. McCullough’s thrust in all of them is to stress the importance of history as a guide to American character and values.

This book reminds us of core American values to which we all subscribe, regardless of which region we live in, which political party we identify with, or our ethnic background. This is a book about America for all Americans that reminds us who we are and helps to guide us as we find our way forward.

For more information, call the Marion City Library-620-382-2442

Hillsboro FFA hosts pancake feed Feb. 23

Hillsboro High School FFA will hold a Community Pancake Feed in celebration of National FFA Week. They will serve from 6-11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 in the high school commons.

There is a $5 suggested donation.

HES book fair Feb. 27 to March 6

The HES library will be hosting another Scholastic Book Fair along with Family Reading Night! The Book Fair will run from Wednesday, Feb. 27, through Wednesday, March 6. .

Student shop day will be on Monday, March 4. There are online options this year so check out the link on the USD 410 homepage.

City needs help with internet survey

The City of Hillsboro needs your help! If you haven’t yet had a chance to complete the short online survey concerning your internet needs, please click on the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6JGL2S2 — and complete it soon.

It only takes a minute or less.

The city really needs your feedback so that they can make the best decisions. If you need help with this, please stop in at the Hillsboro city office or call them at 620-947-3458.

Canned Food Drive week of Feb. 25

There will be a canned food drive the week of Feb 25 at Marion and Hillsboro Elementary schools to help Relay For Life of Marion County raise support for Marion County Banks.

The class at each school bringing the most cans will win an ice cream float party the week of March 4!

The cans will be used at the Aug 10 Relay For Life event to weight the luminary bags.

After the event, they will be distributed to food banks in Hillsboro, Marion, Goessel and Peabody.

Hillsboro to host local artist exhibit

Hillsboro Museums is organizing an exhibit of local artists at the Schaeffler House from April 6 to May 18.

If you would like to loan a painting by a local artist, contact Steve Fast sfast@cityofhillsboro.net or 620-947-3775.

Also, they would like to borrow some easels and picture lights.

Peabody family in need of medical funds

A family in Peabody is facing some large medical bills in order to help save the life of one of their members.

Sammi Stafford, whose family still lives in Peabody, suffers from polycystic kidney disease (PKD) which causes tumors to grown on the kidneys causing damage. Stafford needs a costly surgery for her kidneys.

The family has established a fund at Walton State Bank, 116 Main, Walton, where anyone can donate any amount to help pay.

Any amount will help. Stafford is currently working two jobs including her job at Bethel Kidron.