Daily Life News (3-20-19)

HES Kindergarten Roundup coming

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.

16th Annual Quilt Show on Mar. 25

The 16th Annual Quilt Show will be held at the Marion City Library during regular library hours from March 25 – April 6.

30 quilts and quilted items from local quilters will be on display in the Santa Fe Room for everyone to enjoy!

The community quilt that was made by 20 different quilters will also be on display.

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

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 Wednesday, 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.

Beating Guns Tour Mar. 21 in Hesston

Hesston College will host the Beating Guns Tour, as a Christian response to gun violence at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at Hesston Mennonite Church.

The event is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to register in advance at hesston.edu/beating-guns.

The 90-minute event will weave music, art and stories of people impacted by gun violence, culminating with an invitation for the audience to take the hammer and transform a gun into garden tools.

The event is led by Shane Claiborne, a social justice activist, speaker and author, and Mike Martin, a Mennonite pastor turned blacksmith.

The Hesston event is one of 37 nationwide. Find out more at BeatingGuns.com/tour.

Informational meeting on home daycare

A licensed home daycare information night will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on March 26 at the UDS 410 District Office.

This will be a question and answer night about Licensed Home Daycares!

If you are interested in opening a daycare, come get your questions answered while we go over the following

◼ Regulations (Why we have them)

◼ Trainings

◼ Food Program (Yes! You can get reimbursed for some of the meal costs!)

◼ Organizational Tools

◼ Potential Start-up costs

◼ Possible financial grant assistance

If you plan on attending, please RSVP to the Marion County Health Department at 620-382-2550.

Diabetes management class in April

The Marion County Dept on Aging is offering a “Diabetes Self Management Class” in Marion starting Tuesday, April 9. The class will meet at the Marion Senior Center every Tuesday evening from 6:45-8:30 p.m. for six weeks.

This program was developed by Stanford University which helps people learn valuable techniques to cope with the symptoms and frustrations of living with diabetes to improve their quality of life. Participants will learn how to deal with symptoms of diabetes, deal with fatigue, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress and emotional problems such as depression, fear and frustration, use medication effectively and learn from others.

This class is open to anyone living with diabetes and pre-diabetes. This class is also open to family, friends or caregivers of people living with these conditions. The cost for the class is $6. If you are interested in taking this class, please call Marion Co Dept on Aging at 620-382-3580 by Monday, April 8.

Pioneer Bluffs chili and concert Mar. 30

The community event will begin with homemade chili and an open ranch, followed by music of Weda Skirts, a popular group that hails from the Flint Hills.

At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, Weda Skirts perform in concert at Pioneer Bluffs, a historic Flint Hills ranch near Matfield Green.

Attendees are encouraged to come early. Beginning at 4:30 p.m., dinner with a variety of homemade chili, cornbread, and cinnamon rolls will be available.

Pioneer Bluffs can be explored with a self-guided tour, interpretive exhibits, and kiosks showing Flint Hills ranching.

For the evening, a $15 suggested donation includes dinner and music. All proceeds suppor preservation of Flint Hills ranching heritage at Pioneer Bluffs.

Reservations for dinner requested, but not required. For reservations or information, contact ExecutiveDirector Lynn Smith at lynn@pioneerbluffs.org or (620) 753-3484, or visit the Facebook event page.