TEEN meeting Oct. 19 in Marion
The Technology Excellence in Education Network will have its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the USD 408 district office at 101 N. Thorp St., Marion.
For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.
HRC fall dance classes underway
The Hillsboro Recreation Commission and Studio 23 Dance have started fall dance classes. Krista Matlock and Krystal Holmes will introduce different styles of dance along with technique fundamentals.
These first classes will be arranged by age and will focus on beginning ballet and jazz basics, with 20 minutes emphasing each style. The plan for next semester is to arrange classes by skill and not just age.
The 2- to 3-year-old class is 30 minutes, costs $25 per month and students must be accompanied by an adult or approved volunteer. Ballet/ jazz classes cost $35 per month and are 40 minutes in length.
Commitments are month to month, but you must give a 30-day notice when your child will no longer attend. Classes will be held on Mondays or Thursdays in the west room at city hall.
Flyers are available for cityofhillsboro.net/hrc.html, the Hillsboro city office or by emailing Doug Sisk at email@example.com. Call 620-947-3490 with questions.
HMBC blood drive
planned Oct. 24
Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24. Organizers encourage donors to make an appointment by calling 800-733-2767 or visiting redcrossblood.org.
plans October fun
The Marion City Library will have cookies and coloring for adults from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Coloring pages and pencil colors will be provided.
An activity for children will be Legos at the library from 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17. No registration is required.
HPD to collect old prescription drugs
The Hillsboro Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another chance to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs Saturday, Oct. 22.
Pills should be brought for disposal to the Hillsboro Police Department at 414 N. Ash Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous; no questions asked.
Higgins book signing Oct. 21
Teresa Hett Higgins is visiting the Marion City Library with a book signing from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct 21.
The book, “A Blessed Life Together,” and author will be available in the Santa Fe Room.
Higgins’ book is a collection of journal entries over the past 45 years. She and her husband, Bill, have been married for 44 of those years. Her entries are Bill and her story, struggles and joys, and how God worked through them and with them.
In 1990, Teresa Higgins was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She wrote this book using voice-activated software because at that point in her life she was a quadriplegic. She said feels compelled at this time to share with others some of what she has learned.
She said she does not claim to understand everything, but she has learned that God merely wants us to trust him in all circumstances.
For more information, call the Marion City Library, 620-382-2442.
arrive Oct. 19
Government surplus commodities will arrive at senior centers in Marion County on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Each site will distribute them according to their own schedule and may not distribute on the same day. Check with your local site for distribution schedule. Lehigh residents pick up commodities at Main Streets Ministries in Hillsboro. If there are no commodities left at your site, please call the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580 to find out where commodities are available. The commodities 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: A one person household can have a maximum income of $1,287; two person is $1,736; three persons is $2,184; four persons is $2,633 and five persons, $3,081. For each additional family member, effective April 1, 2016, add $451.