Daily Life News (2-27-19)

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

Senior center to hold community breakfast

The Hillsboro Senior Center will host a community breakfast fundraiser from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, March 2. There will be waffles, Hillsboro sausage, coffee and milk available by donation.

The center is located at 212 N. Main. For questions, call 620-947-2304.

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.

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.

Parents as Teachers Olympics coming soon

Parents and Teachers and Head Start of Marion County are again holding the annual Daddy Olympics, now called PAT Olympics, from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2.

This is a morning of come-and-go free activities and swimming at the Marion Aquatic Center.

This event is for families with children ages birth to 5 years, but we strong encourage Daddies to take advantage of the special time with their little ones.

Call Susie Kliewer at 620.947.4041 with questions, or see the website marioncountyparentsasteachers.com.

Lifelong Learning session will be March 8

Alzheimer’s will be the topic of the next session of Lifelong Learning at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, March 8 in the Heritage Lobby of the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.

It will be led by local physician Alisa Schmidt and caregiver Kathryn Sibayan.

Schmidt will talk about current medical tests, when someone should be tested, plus symptoms, causes and stages of Alzheimer’s.

The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning programs and may register at the door. Fees are $5 per session, or $15 per individual and $29 per couple for the full semester.

Participants may enjoy lunch in the college cafeteria after the session at the discount price of $4.

World Day of Prayer observed in Marion

The World Day of Prayer will be observed at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 1at Valley United Methodist Church in Marion.

The theme is “Come, everything is ready”. There will be music, scripture and sharing with all who attend.

Relay for Life still needs volunteers

LAST CALL – Relay For Life of Marion County needs volunteers to help plan and facilitate the Aug 12, 2019 event in Marion.

We need commitment or serious interest from a minimum of 20 to 30 more people by our next meeting on March 12.

Check out the event website at relayforlife.org/marioncoks or the Relay For Life of Marion County facebook page to see areas of need.

If you are interested but can’t make it to meetings, contact Debbie at djcrflmnco@gmail.com.

Local writing group to meet on March 2

Creative Writers Fellowship will meet at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the home of Roma Schmidt at 229 Vista Circle in Hesston.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a piece of their writing to share. Visitors welcome.

Book Fair

The HES library will be hosting another Scholastic book fair along with Family Reading Night! The book fair will run from Wednesday, February 27, through Wednesday, March 6. The student shop day will be on Monday, March 4.

New book fair digital payment option – Scholastic is introducing the Book Fair eWallet. Simply set up an account online and have funds immediately available for your child to shop the book fair. It’s safe and secure!!

Check out the following website for other HES Book Fair hours and information:


Don’t forget the online option! Starting February 22, you can visit HES’s very own online book fair. Connect online from the above link found on the USD 410 homepage. The online fair will continue until March 22.

As a part of the Scholastic “All for One” books program, we will be holding a Principal Challenge. Students are encouraged to bring loose change and bills to the library. If the money collected exceeds $200, Mr. Yoder will dress up as a dinosaur and do the “Dinosaur Dance”. The money will be used to purchase books from the fair for our school.

Family Reading Night

Join us from 6:15-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 for our annual Family Reading Night. It’ll be a night of stories, laughs, prizes, and family fun! Special guest appearances include, 5th graders, HES teachers and staff, and your very own Staff Infection band.

Wendy’s Night

Have dinner at Wendy’s from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 and 20% of the sales will be given to the Hillsboro Elementary Library. The dinner is being held in conjunction with the library’s annual Family Reading Night held the same evening.

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