Daily Life News (8-8-18)

Durham community burger fry Aug. 11

A community hamburger fry will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the city park in Durham. Please bring lawn chairs.

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.

Blessing of backpacks at HUMC Aug. 12

Hillsboro United Methodist Church will offer a “Blessing of the Backpacks” at the 9:30 worship service on Aug. 12. Students of all ages are invited to attend worship that day, bring their backpacks and receive a special blessing as they start a new school year.

Giesbrecht family

fundraiser Aug. 10

Special pie night! Come for a wide variety of delicious homemade pies and drinks from 6:30-9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 at the Hillsboro Memorial Park Scout House.

Cris Giesbrecht, a registered nurse formerly of Parkside Home, was recently diagnosed with a terminal brain mass. The family’s insurance does not cover her medical expenses, and their family of four is in need of the community’s love and support. All proceeds go to the Giesbrecht family for medical expenses.

For those who wish to volunteer for this event, email blessingcorner@gmail.com.

Ryder family in need, help appreciated

The family of Roger Ryder, 12-year resident of Hillsboro, is asking for help from the community. Roger has been diagnosed with Stage 3 pancreatic cancer. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy.

Because of his illness, Roger is unable to work and the family has many financial needs at this time.

To find out how to help, call 620-877-0376. Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the family at 410 S. Main. Anything will help.

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.

USD 398 Back-to-school blast off

Save The Date for the Back-to- school Blast OFF! Peabody/ Burns USD 398 invites all to attend on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Peabody City Par.

Dinner is free hotdogs, chips, a cookie and drink at 5:30 p.m. and free swimming at 6:30 p.m. There will also be water volleyball, outdoor games and much more.

All are invited to attend and bring lawn chairs and outdoor games for an evening of relaxing and visiting.

There will be a donation box for people to bring school supplies to help start the upcoming school year off right. Pencils, notebooks, crayons, markers, loose-leaf paper, pens, glue sticks and bottles of glue are recommended. These supplies are given to the USD 398 schools and given out as they are needed throughout the year.

Vendors wanted, Peabody Fall Festival

Vendors are wanted for the Peabody Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22. A 10-foot by 10-foot space is $25.

Contact peabodyfallfestival66866@gmail.com for registration. Registrations will be accepted through Aug. 10.

Supplies at Marion Co. food bank

School supplies will be available at the Marion County Food Bank during regular business hours on Aug. 6, 9, 13 and 16.

Fundraiser by Florence Public Library

Florence Public Library announces it’s hosting another community fundraiser at 5 p.m. on Aug. 13 at the library.

Proceeds will be divided between the library and another community non-profit organization in Florence.

On the menu will be chili dogs for a freewill offering. The library plans to have these fund-raisers every month to benefit the library and other community organizations in Florence.

Community blood drive Aug. 13

There will be a Red Cross Community Blood Drive at Parkview Mennonite Church from 12-6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13. Appointments can be scheduled online at Redcrossblood.org and walk-ins are welcome! A light meal will be served and donors will receive a $5 e-gift card from Red Cross!

TEEN hosting regular meeting

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.

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 Landis 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.