Daily Life News (3-13-19)

MES Kindergarten Roundup coming soon

USD 408, Marion-Florence, is looking for students who will be enrolling in kindergarten this fall. These children must be five years of age by Aug. 31, 2019.

The kindergarten round-up will take place on March 18 at Marion Elementary School.

Parents who wish to enroll kindergartners in the fall should contact Deb Shipman at 382-3771 to set up a round-up time if you don’t already have an appointment scheduled.

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.

Stafford, a Veteran, is struggling to get any assistance from the VA to pay for her surgery and does not have the funds to cover it in spite of working.

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.

Severe weather training on Mar. 13

The 2019 Weather Identification and Safety Presentation will provide severe weather training and education for everyone.

There will be a presentation with a question and answer period and door prizes for each school and the general public.

It will be presented by Chance Hayes, Warning Coordination Meteorologist from the Wichita office of the National Weather Service.

Any questions can be directed to Randy Frank at 620-382-2144,

rfrank@marioncoks.net or Chance Hayes at 316-942-8483, ex. 726.

Jim Ward to speak to public Mar. 16

The public is invited to hear Kansas legislator representative Jim Ward, Wichita, at the Scout House in Hillsboro at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 16.

Ward was a Democratic gubernatotial candidate in 2018. He will bring us up to date on issues in the state legislature.

Coffee and refreshments will be served.

County democrats will meet for a business meeting at 10 a.m. prior to Jim Ward’s presentation.

HES Kindergarten Roundup coming soon

Kindergarten screening will take place at Hillsboro Elementary School on Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5.

If you have a preschooler who will be eligible for Kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year, please contact the elementary office at 947-3184, Ext. 1 to set up an appointment for the round-up.

Children will need to be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2019 to be eligible for kindergarten this fall.

Scholarship award available to seniors

The Senior Citizens of Marion County, Inc. Board will award a $500 scholarship to a 2019 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.

You can pick up an application from your school counselor or from the Marion Co Dept on Aging (309 S. Third, Marion, KS 620-382-3580).

The application must be returned to SCMC by April 6 to SCMC, 309 S. Third, Marion, KS 66861.

TEEN meeting on Wed., Mar. 20

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