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 email@example.com or 620-947-3775.
Also, they would like to borrow some easels and picture lights.
One community, one mind at MCL
“Time’s Shadow” by Arnold Bauer will be discussed with the public at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13 in the Santa Fe Room at the Marion City Library.
Arnold Bauer grew up on his family’s 160-acre farm in Goshen Township in Clay County, Kansas, amidst a land of prairie grass and rich creek-bottom soil. His meditative and moving account of those years depicts a century-long narrative of struggle, survival, and demise. A coming-of-age memoir set in the 1930s to 50s, it blends local history with personal reflection to paint a realistic picture of farm life and families from a now-lost world. Time’s Shadow eloquently captures the events of an era and the meaning it held for one boy and those around him.
This is the third year of the One Community, One Book reading project in the community. The project centers on the community-wide reading of a single book and is dedicated to creating a shared conversation. Through a shared reading experience, we will discuss issues that matter, learn from each other and promote greater understanding.
Copies of “Time’s Shadow” are available at the Marion City Library . Everyone is welcome to attend the book discussion.
For more information call the Marion City Library at 620-382-2442.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2S2S plans community spring cleanup
The 2nd Saturday 2 Serve Group is doing a community Spring Clean up from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, March, 9.
Meet at Memorial Park, in front of the Scout House. They will canvas the park, museum area, fairgrounds, sports complex and ravine that runs through it all.
If you can, please bring your own bags. We will separate recyclables. Dress according to the day’s weather! Watch Facebook for updates.
Severe weather training on March 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
email@example.com or Chance Hayes at 316-942-8483, ex. 726. 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.
Local news anchor to speak at a dinner
Melissa Scheffler, KWCH 12 News Anchor, will be the featured speaker for the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum’s Heritage Dinner.
Scheffler, a Newton native, will take attendees “behind the scenes” of the TV news business with stories and videos.
The fundraiser dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at the Alexanderwohl Mennonite
Church Fellowship Hall. The church is located at 1304 K-15 Hwy, one mile north of Goessel.
Ticket price is $50 per person; first time attenders $25 per person; ages 12 and under $5. To reserve your tickets, call 620-367-8200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 11.
Goessel Fundraiser coming up soon
Do you like the convenience of cookie dough ready to go? Love your morning coffee? Or perhaps a candle would make a great gift for someone you know?
GES PTO can help you out! Beginning March 7 through April 1, grade school students will be selling frozen cookie dough, coffee, and jar candles.
All items are from the Little Ol’ Cookie House out of Little River. This fundraiser replaces Red Wheel and offers quality items.
All items will be delivered to you on or around April 16.
If you would like more information or to make a purchase, please contact any GES student, PTO member, or contact Emily Gibson, PTO chair at email@example.com or 620 509 7496.
Genealogy group to meet on Monday
The Second Monday Family History & Genealogy Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 11, in the Goessel City Building.
Bob Schroeder of Manhattan will share about his father John Schroeder, an orphaned child: “Five Orphans Come by Train from Pennsylvania to Newton, Kansas, in 1919.” The meeting is free and open to the public.
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. Marion Co. Democrats updates on meetings
Marion County Democrats met on Feb 16 in the Marion Community Center.
County Democratic party chair Eileen Sieger conducted the business meeting. She introduced Susan Levra Wallace, precinct woman from Blaine Township.
Martin Holler led the discussion on the scholarship offered to county high school seniors. There will be two $250 awards for essays on two Kansas Democratic party platform statements. Information will be sent to high school counselors.
The group looked at holding a forum for county commission candidates possibly in October.
An idea of a summer event with a meal, speaker and fundraising was suggested.
The steering committee has its first meeting on Feb. 1 and will meet again on March 8 at the Marion Senior Center. Members are Eileen Sieger, Martin Holler, Jill Tichenor and Brian Tichenor.
The next meeting is March 16 with Kansas legislator Jim Ward as speaker. The location will be announced.