CPR/AED training offered Oct. 25
Marion Parks & Recreation will offer a class through the American Heart Association to establish or develop skills in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and using an automated external defibrillator.
The class is planned for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Marion Community Center, 208 E. Santa Fe St. The fee will be $40. The class requires a minimum number of participants. For more information call 620-382-3425.
hosts bingo, more
The Florence Public Library is hosting a bingo night and pulled-pork meal starting at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 at the American Legion, 401 Main St.
Everyone is invited to attend the meal and game. Prizes will be awarded. All proceeds will go for library improvements.
TC alumni couple featured Oct. 21
The Tabor College Lifelong Learning department will feature Tom and Pam Voth as the speakers for its homecoming session at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center on campus.
The Voths are alumni of Tabor College; Pam is an adjunct professor at Tabor, teaching ceramics. The couple have a variety of unique artistic talents, such as stained glass and building a classical guitar. The Voths also will share life lessons they have learned through the art they create.
Due to campus construction, participants are encouraged to park in the lots on the south of the library or by the tennis courts. Golf-cart shuttle service will be provided to the Wohlgemuth Center.
The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning sessions and may register at the door for $5. Participants may enjoy lunch in the college cafeteria after the session at the discounted price of $4.
Drug-plan help begins this month
The Marion County Department on Aging will be in Hillsboro, Peabody and Goessel this month to assist individuals with prescription drug plan comparisons and enrollment.
MCDA staff will be at the Hillsboro Senior Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct 24. Call Brenda Moss at 620-947-2304 to make an appointment.
Staff will be at the Peabody Senior Center from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 26. Call Lou Ann Bowlin at 620-983-2226 to make an appointment. In the afternoon, staff will be at Indian Guide Terrace from 1-5 p.m. Call Ruth Lott at 620-983-2958. to make an appointment.
MCDA staff will be in Goessel from 8:30-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at Bethesda Home Community Room. Call Gayla Ratzlaff at 620-382-3580 to make an appointment.
Open enrollment is available from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. It is important to review your drug plan every year to make sure you have the best one for the new year.
Oct. 21 for money
The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce reminds members who want the Chamber to hand out candy for their business that money is needed no later than the close of business, Friday, Oct. 21, for the Trick or Treat Main Street.
The annual event this year is from 5-6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31.
For more information, call Verlenia Hall, office manager, at 620-947-3506.
HMBC site for
The Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, is hosting a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 24 to help families in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina.
To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code: Hillsboro.
For more information, call Susan E. Faler, 316-554-4807 or visit the Red Cross Facebook page.
Food fight to knock out hunger
The Marion County Resource Center/Food Bank will kick off a campaign aimed at knocking out hunger in Marion County.
The idea is a fun competition between Hillsboro and Marion to see which community can collect the most pounds of food starting Friday and continuing into November.
The start of the “food fight” will coincide with the kickoff of the football game between the two schools at 7 p.m. Friday.
Spectators from both communities are being asked to bring cans of food to drop off in barrels at Warrior Stadium in Marion.
Those who prefer to send a donation can mail them to 1220 E. Main, Marion, KS 66861.
Money received will be converted into nonperishable cans of food for a designated community.
Parkside invites kids for treats
Parkside Homes, 200 Willow Road in Hillsboro, invites all children to their facility to trick or treat from 5-7 p.m. on Halloween.
Parkview’s invitation coincides with the Chamber of Commerce Trick or Treat Main Street on the same evening.