‘Key To My Heart’ bake sale Feb. 10
The Marion High School Key club is having a bake sale from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in the MHS library.
The bake sale will continue from 3:30 p.m. until the end of the homecoming basketball games at the Marion Sports and Aquatic Center.
Committee chair calls for nominees
The Marion County Republican Central Committee chairman Todd Heitschmidt has called a convention of the precinct committeemen and women from Marion County Commissioner District 1 to elect the replacement of Lori Lalouette, who resigned March 20.
The convention will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Scout House in Hillsboro. Individuals interested in the position are requested, but not required, to provide a resume or short biography that will be provided to the conventioneers by emailing Heitschmidt at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 620-382-2283. A person must be nominated and seconded by a qualified delegate of District 1. A candidate for the position must be a registered Republican residing in District 1.
For more information or questions, call Heitschmidt at 620-381-3704.
The public is invited to attend and observe this election process.
Rep. Don Schroeder in Hillsboro Feb. 11
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce will host the annual legislative coffee with State Rep. Don Schroeder at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the East Room at city hall. Doughnuts and coffee will be provided.
Marion library plans Feb. 13 book signing
Phoebe Janzen of Hillsboro is having a book signing from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at Marion City Library, 101 Library St. The book, “Women of Marion County,” features 92 women.
Janzen said she asked each of them what they feel brings joy, and what the definition of beauty is?
For more information, call the Marion City Library at 620-382-2442.
TEEN will meet in Marion Feb. 15
The Technology Excellence in Education Network will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the USD 408 district office, 101 N. Thorp, Marion. For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.
Marion library to host ‘Lunch n Learn’
The Marion City Library is hosting Brad Guhr from the Dyck Arboretum of Hesston from noon to 1 p.m. at the Feb. 15 “Lunch n Learn.”
Guhr will talk about landscaping with native plants in small or large areas ranging from 40 acres to a yard in town or containers on a patio. The cost is $5.
Reservations are needed to be made by Friday, Feb. 10.
To reserve a place or for more information, call the library at 620-382-2442.
Relay for Life meets
Feb. 14 in Marion
Relay For Life of Marion County is meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the basement of St. Luke Hospital, Marion. Volunteer opportunities are available to people wanting to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
This year’s theme is “Cancer Is Not a Game.”
The event will be from 5-11 p.m. Aug. 5 at Marion High School Warrior Stadium, 308 Eisenhower Drive.
Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting and share new ideas.
Coloring, cookies and more set Feb. 17
A come-and-go adult coloring program is being offered from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, by the Marion City Library, 101 Library St.
The program is free, and the library is providing coloring pages designed for adults and colored pencils.
No registration is required. The event is open to anyone ages 18 to 110.
For more information, call 620-382-2442.
Free child screening in Peabody Feb. 21
Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Peabody. Appointments will be available from 11 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 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. To make one, call 620-382-2858.
arriving Feb. 15
USDA government surplus commodities will arrive at Marion County senior centers on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Each site will distribute the commodities according to its schedule, which might not be the same day as arrival date.
Those eligible should check their local distribution site for dates. Lehigh residents will receive items at Main Street Ministries, 415 S. Main St., Hillsboro. If no foods are available when individuals go to their site, call the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580. Those eligible to receive commodities include: one person, maximum income of $1,287; two people, $1,736; three, $2,184; four, $2,633; five, $3,081 and for each additional family member add $451.
Free Press to host Janzen book signing
The Hillsboro Free Press is hosting a book signing from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, for Phoebe Janzen’s publication, “Women of Marion County,” 116 S. Main St.
Janzen said she was inspired to compile photographs and more after her husband of 44 years died from pancreatic cancer on Nov. 27, 2014.
The book would be a special gift to moms, sisters, daughters, friends or others.
For more information, call the Free Press at 620-947-5702.
Workshop to focus on salves and more
Karyn Woodward of Florence and Phoebe Janzen of Hillsboro are hosting a herb workshop at 10 a.m. on either Friday, Feb. 17, or Saturday, Feb. 18, at 111 W. Sixth St., Florence. The cost of the classes are $30 per person.
The workshop will focus on tinctures, salves and the benefits of chocolate.
In addition to the morning class, a free essential oils class from 1:30-3 p.m. is being offered.
For more information or to reserve a place, call Woodward at 316-765-2514 or Janzen at 620-382-4191.
program starts soon
The Marion County Extension office is hosting a strength training program for eight weeks on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. from Feb. 20 through April 13 at Marion.
The program, “Stay Strong, Stay Healthy,” helps reduce stress and risks of heart disease, along with other benefits.
Registration is due by Feb. 16. Space is limited. For more information, call the office at 620-382-2325.
Two dates open for serving at market
The Hillsboro Farmers Market has two dates available to serve a meal during the event.
The dates are July 6 and 13. For more information, call 620-947-3506.
Essential oils class scheduled Feb. 11
Fay Family Chiropractic, 410 E. Main St., Marion, is hosting a free essential oils class at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. The class will help with common ailments to include headaches, allergies, colds/flu, depression, weight and more.
For more information, call 620-381-2142.