Daily Life News – June 6, 2018

HYP and HRC offer ‘Movie Mondays’

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 movie schedule:

June 11: “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.”

June 18: “A Bug’s Life.”

June 25: “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”

MCDA to distribute market checks June 5

The Marion County Department on Aging will begin distributing farmers market checks Tuesday, June 5. The checks can be used at any farmers market in Kansas.

The checks are available for individuals who are age 60 years and older and meet the monthly income guidelines: one-person household, $1,872; two-person household, $2,538; three-person household, $3,204; and four-person household, $3,870.

These checks can be used only at market booths that display the sign, “Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program-Checks Accepted Here.”

The $30 worth of checks can be used for fresh, locally grown, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey.

Gayla Ratzlaff, MCDA coordinator, will be at Peabody Senior Center at 11 a.m. June 6 and the Hillsboro Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. June 15 to distribute the farmers market checks.

Call those centers to set up and appointment.

Marion reading effort starts June 11

“Libraries Rock” is the theme for this year’s Sum­mer Reading Program at Marion City Library.

It begins Monday, June 11, and continues to Friday, July 13, for children age pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, completed.

Children read books and record the titles on their charts and win prizes for reaching designated goals.

Children may register anytime at the Marion City Library. For more information call 620-382-2442.

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.

Route 56 car show set for Saturday

The 20th Annual Route 56 Classic Cruisers Car Show will be Saturday, June 9, in Hillsboro Memorial Park.

Car registration will be from 8 a.m. to noon. Entry fee is $20 plus one can of food which will be donated to Marion County Food Bank.

Proceeds from the show are donated to the Marion County Toy Run. There is no admission fee for spectators.

An awards ceremony with “Victory Lap” will be at 3:30 p.m. with awards for Top Ten, Motorcycle and Sponsors Award. Dash plaques will go to the first 75 entries. Food and drink will be available in the park.

Recycle cans for local plaza project

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. The goal, to raise over $3,000 this year, is off to a strong start. All donations so far have been appreciated.

CMBS announces summer hours

The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College has announced its summer hours.

The center will be open 9 a.m. to noon, and 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Appointments are appreciated.

If the archival center is closed and you are in need of research assistance, call Peggy Goertzen at 620-947-3691.

The building will be closed July 4 for Indepen­dence Day.

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 Build­ing. Session 2 will be from 7-8:30 p.m.

RSVP to the Marion County K-State Research and Extension Office by phone 620-382-2325 or email tcope@ksu.edu.