Daily Life News (3-27-19)

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.

GES Kindergarten Screening on Apr. 23

GES Kindergarten Screening coming will take place at Goessel Elementary School on Tuesday, April 23. If you have a preschooler who will be eligible for Kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year, please contact the elementary office, 620-367-2226 to se up an appointment for screening.

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

Centre Kindergarten Screening on Apr. 12

Centre USD #397 will be conducting Kindergarten Roundup on Friday morning, April 12, at the Centre K-12 School.

Children who will be 5-years-old on or before August 31, 2019, are encouraged to participate.

Informational letters will also be mailed out. If you have questions, please call the school at 785-983-4321 or the district office at 785-983-4304.

There will be no kindergarten class on Friday, April 12.

HHS music students selling value cards

Hillsboro High School Band and Concert Choir will be selling value cards starting this week since the current card expiring at the end of March.

New cards, featuring discounts for the card-holder from area businesses, are good from April 1 through September 31.

Cards can be purchased for $10 and are now being sold by band and choir members.

This fundraiser for the groups supports trips to out-of-state competitions and performances, with the next trip in the spring of 2020.

Connect with your local band and choir members or contact the high school if you would like to purchase one.

Smart Driver Safety Course April 1 & 2

The AARP will be offering a Smart Driver Safety Coure at the Burns Community Center from 1-5 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, April 1-2.

The class is for all licensed drivers and will meet for two-four hour classes. There will be no actual driving required to complete the course and participants in the class will receive a workbook and have the opportunity for discussion.

The cost for the class is $20 or $15 for AARP members. Participants are requiredto attend both four-hour sessions in order to receive a completion certificate to present to their insurance company.

The class will be taught by Richard and Marilyn Reimer of Hillsboro. Those interested in taking the classshould sign up at the Burns Community Center. The number there is 620-726-5819. Or call the Riemers at 620-947-3453.

HHS Spring Concert will be on Apr. 1

The Hillsboro High School vocal music department will be presenting their Contest Concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 1 in the HS Auditorium. Concert Choir, Men’s and Women’s Glee, Spirit-N-Celebration, and other ensembles will be performing their contest pieces.

The public is invited to attend. Relay for Life meeting will be on Apr. 2

Relay For Life of Marion County will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 at the Chamber office at 100 N Main, Hillsboro.

Relay For Life is a fundraising event which supports the American Cancer Society, the patient support programs they provide and research to fight cancer.

Meeting focus will be event planning, survivor meal and activities for our 2019 event.

The event date and location has changed to Sat Aug. 24 at the Marion Aquatic Center.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting and provide input.