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.
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.
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.
Youth Track will meet in Marion in April
Youth track will be held again in Marion from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on April 8, 15 and 22.
Show up at the Warrior Stadium and work with Coach Thierolf and the MHS track team.
Wear comfortable clothes, tennis shoes and a smile.
There is no cost for this, but sign up is encouraged by April 4. Contact Marion Parks and Rec at 620-382-3425 or email email@example.com.
FPL will hold fundraiser on Apr. 8
The Florence Public Library will hold a fund raiser at 5 p.m. on April 8.
Red beans and rice will be the menu. The free will offering will be used to purchase historic community banners.
The library is also selling ticket for a tee shirt quilt made from Labor Day tee shirts.
Tickets may be purchased from the library or a board member.
Goessel Elementary to host Old MacDonald
Old MacDonald is coming to Goessel Elementary from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on April 5.
There will be tractors, animals, games, and fun. Bring your children ages zero to 5. Free meal served from 5:30 til the food is all gone.
Every child will receive a free book and literacy kit. Parent resources will be available.
Family History Group meets on Apr. 8
The Second Monday Family History and Genealogy Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 8, in the Goessel City Building. Don and Elnor Stutzman of Hesston will tell the story of the Catlin Church and Cemetery near Florence, Kansas.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
Bethesda Home Jr. Volunteer Program
Bethesda will again be offering a junior volunteer program this summer.
This program is for youth 10-14 years of age. Volunteers learn the value of giving of themselves, expecting nothing in return.
But you could get much in return such as friendship with elders, skills in communicating with others, experience-based knowledge of how to care for others, relationships with professional staff, exposure to a wide variety of people and beginning knowledge of what it’s like in the work place.
If you child is interested, call Bethesda at 620-367-2291 and ask for Gayle Voth.
Free Screening for children available
A FREE screening for children birth through five years old will be held Tuesday, April 16 in Florence.
Appointments will be available from 9-11:30 a.m. At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of cognitive, motor, speech/language, and social/emotional. Vision and hearing will also be screened.
This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary.
Please call 620-382-2858 for an appointment.
Creative Writers Fellowship to meet
Creative Writers Fellowship will meet at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the Hesston Public Library.
A panel of published authors will share publication suggestions.
Bring a friend.
Kinder Haus Preschool accepting applications
USD 411 Kinder Haus Preschool, located at Goessel Elementary School is accepting Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year.
Your child must be 3 or 4 by August 31, 2019. For questions or to enroll, contact Denise at 620-367-8118, or Bonnie at 620-388-1388.
2S2S will make freezer meals Apr. 13
Second Saturday to Serve will be making freezer meals for the Marion and Hillsboro food banks from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 13.
The cost is $20 per person to participate. You can also pay an additional $20 to take 3 meals home for your family. Kids are welcome with an adult.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 9 in order to plan for groceries. Message or contact Krista at 620-877-0638.