American Legion plans flag retirement
American Legion Post 366, Hillsboro, invites the public to participate in a flag retirement ceremony beginning 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Legion’s 405 S. Date location.
Post Commander Josh Plenert said the public is welcome to bring flags to retire, but they don’t have to come to the ceremony. The public can drop off their worn flags at the American Legion or at Hillsboro Hardware, 125 N. Main St.
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Hillsboro Young Professionals and the Hillsboro Recreation Commission are sponsoring “June Movie Mondays” to raise funds for the Hillsboro Community Plaza splash pad project.
Children’s movies are being shown each Monday at the Hillsboro High School Auditorium at 1 p.m.; doors open at 12:45 p.m.
Following is the remaining movie schedule: June 18, “A Bug’s Life”; and June 25, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”
Recycling cans for community plaza
An aluminum-can recycling fundraiser is underway with a convenient drop-off receptacle at the Hillsboro Police Department, 414 N. Ash St.
Proceeds will benefit the Hillsboro Community Plaza splash pad project. The goal, to raise over $3,000 this year is off to a strong start. All donations have been appreciated.
Free child screening in Marion June 19
Marion County Early Intervention Services offers a free screening for children ages birth through 5 years old Tuesday, June 19, in Marion.
Appointments will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of cognitive, motor, speech and language, and social and emotional. Vision and hearing also will be screened.
This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcomed, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 620-382-2858.
MCDA offering class to improve balance
The Marion County Department on Aging is offering a 10-week “Move with Balance” program starting Thursday, June 21, at the Marion Senior Center.
Sessions will be 10:30-11:30 a.m. at no cost.
This program focuses on vision training and sensory motor integration as well as strengthening exercises for the lower body.
The format includes a variety of integrative, fun activities and games that progressively challenge the older adult’s balance and brain in a safe environment. These exercises can be done sitting down or standing up.
Call the MCDA office at 620-382-3580 to let us know you will be joining us, to ensure we have enough materials for the class, or if you have questions about the program.
TEEN will meet in Marion June 20
Technology Excellence in Education Network will have its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the USD 408 district office at 101 N. Thorp St., Marion.
Free food safety seminar June 28
The Kansas Department of Agriculture: Focus on Food Safety, in partnership with the Marion County K-State Research and Extension Office, offers a free seminar designed to help food service workers focus on safely preparing, cooking, holding and storing food.
The voluntary course is designed to help identify basic steps to help prevent food-borne illness.
The program will be offered two different times. Session 1 will be 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28, in the Marion Community Center. Session 2 will be from 7-8:30 p.m.
RSVP to the Marion County K-State Research and Extension Office by phone at 620-382-2325 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commodities arrive in county June 20
Government surplus commodities will arrive at senior centers in Marion County Wednesday, June 20.
Each site will distribute the commodities according to their own schedule and may not distribute the same day. Check with your local site for its distribution schedule.
Lehigh residents should pick up commodities at Main Street Ministries in Hillsboro.
If your site has no commodities remaining, call the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580 to find out where commodities are available.
Persons who are income eligible should be pick up the commodities from their local distribution site.
To be eligible for commodities, a household’s total monthly income must be $1,316 or less for a single-person household. For two people, $1,784 maximum income; for three, $2,252; for four, $2,720; and for five, $3,188.
For each additional family member add $468.
County Democrats will gather June 16
Marion County Democrats will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, in the conference room at Marion Community Center. There is an elevator to reach the basement. All county Democrats are invited.
Eagle joins with HRC for free movie
Eagle Communications and Hillsboro Recreation Commission are sponsoring a free showing of a movie, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16, to raise funds for the Hillsboro Community Plaza Splash Pad Project.
All proceeds will benefit the Hillsboro Community Plaza splash pad project.
The movie is a comedy based on the story line of teenage friends becoming part of the video game they are playing. Cast includes Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart and Jack Black.
The movie, geared to a teenage audience and older, is rated PG-13. Everyone in the community is welcome to purchase concessions and prize packs that can be redeemed through the HRC website, or with assistance at the city office.