Government surplus commodities, Aug. 15
Government surplus commodities will arrive on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at senior centers in Marion County. Each site will distribute them according to their own schedule and may not distribute on the same day.
Check your local site for distribution schedule. Lehigh residents pick up commodities at Main Street Ministries in Hillsboro.
If there are no commodities left at your site, call the Marion County Dept. on Aging at 620-382-3580 to find out where commodities are available. They are available to persons who are income eligible and should be picked up from your local distribution site. This institution is an equal opportunity program.
To be eligible for commodities, your household’s total monthly income must be below: $1,316 for one; $1,784 for two; $2,252 for three; $2,720 for four; $3,188 for five. For each additional family member, add $468.
Craft beer tasting
at Elgin Hotel Aug. 25
The Historic Elgin Hotel’s second Craft Beer and Live Music Event has been set for 6:30-10 p.m. on Aug. 25. The talented Box Turtles will perform in the courtyard at 7:30 p.m.
General admission tickets are $30 with entrance at 6:30 p.m. VIP tickets are $40 and include an Elgin memorabilia glass as well as admission at 6 p.m. Both tickets include 15 tastings from five different breweries, appetizers and live music.
For more information or to buy tickets online, see historicelginhotel.com/event/craft-beer-tasting-2/ or call 620-382-3200.
School supplies, Marion Co. food bank
School supplies will be available at the Marion County Food Bank during regular business hours on Aug. 16.
TEEN meeting to be held Aug 15
The Technology Excellence in Education Network (TEEN) will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 6:00 p.m. 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.
Marion Presentation on River Caverns
Gary Schuler will present a program “Adventures in Hurricane River Cave” on Tuesday, Aug 28 at 7 p.m. in the Sante Fe Room at the Marion City Library.
Hurrican River Caverns are located in Arkansas an hour away from Eureka Springs. They were discvered around 1820, and became a show cave around 1921. Members of the Jesse James gang used the cave as a hideout.
Accompany Schuler as he shares his 2 year journey of exploring the old show cave.
Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call the Marion City Library at 620-382-2442.
Part-time Job Fair at Tabor College
Tabor College is hosting a part-time job fair 11 a.m.-12 p.m. on Aug. 24 in the Heritage Lobby.
If you would like to be a part of the fair, email Daneen by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17 at DaneenL@tabor.edu. Please include your company name and location, how many positions you have open and the name of email of the attendee.
Free Social Security, Medicare Class
The Marion Co Department on Aging will offer a free social security/Medicare 101 class at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the Hillsboro City Building.
This class is for individuals turning 65 in the coming year. The class will over the basics about Social Security, Medicare, Medicare Supplemental plans and prescription drug plans.
Call to register for the class at 620-382-3580. Registration required by Monday, Aug. 27 to allow adequate material for all who attend.
ServSafe Food Handlers class
A ServSafe Food Handlers Certification Class will be offered from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on September 12 and 26 from at the Marion Community Building (203 N 3rd St).
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.
The ServSafe® program is a national certification program designed to teach safe handling practices to people who handle and serve food to the public.
This is a FREE class for Marion County Residents! Please sign up by Sept. 10 at: https://tinyurl.com/MarionCoServSafe or by contacting the Extension Office.
Memorial Softball Tournament in Marion
The Darla Gore Memorial Softball Tournament will be held starting at 8 a.m. on Aug. 18 at the Marion ball fields. There will also be concessions and a bake sale. All proceeds collected at this annual event will be donated for a MHS scholarship.