Daily Life (Week of November 8, 2017)

MCDA assisting with prescription plans

Marion County Depart­ment on Aging will assist individuals during the open enrollment season for prescription drug plans.

Gayla Ratzlaff, department coordinator, can assist in comparing plans as well as enrolling in a new plan.

“It is important to do a comparison every year since plans change premiums, their formulary and deduct­ible,” she said.

Ratzlaff will be at Hills­boro Senior Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov 30. Call Brenda Moss at 620-947-2304 to make an appointment.

Tippin speaks about God, seasons of life

The Spring Valley Wo­men’s Guest Night starts at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, with helping knot comforters, and at 6 p.m. is a potluck meal.

After supper, Mary Ellen Tippin, guest speaker, is presenting, “Seeing God in the Seasons of Life.”

Everyone is invited to attend, and RSVPs can be made to Mary Bitkofer by calling 620-628-4877.

Marion City Library to host lunch event

The Marion City Library is hosting a Lunch n’ Learn from noon to 1 p.m. Wednes­day, Nov. 8. The featured guest is Elaine Morse, who will demon­strate fun things to do and make with children for Christmas.

Lunch is $5 and reservations are needed by Friday, Nov. 3.

To make a reservation, either stop by 101 Library St., or call 620-382-2442.

Free child screening in Marion Nov. 14

Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Marion. 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 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.

HHS Leos collecting

old coats for others

The Hillsboro Leos Club will collect used coats and jackets for the Harvey County Women’s Shelter from 11 a.m. to noon Satur­day, Nov. 11.

The coats will be collected at the corner of Main Street and Grand Avenue in Hills­boro.

Requests welcomed for HHS leaf-raking

Hillsboro High School Student Council will do its annual community service project of leaf raking Nov. 21.

For more information, contact Amanda Bartel at amanda.bartel@usd410.net or 620-947-3184. Citizens need to contact the high school by noon Nov. 13. The spots will be determined by a first-come, first-served reservation system.

Block Fest event set

for parents, children

Marion County Parents as Teachers and Marion County Head Start are having a Block Fest from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Lincolnville Com­munity Building or Nov. 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. or Nov. 11 from 9:30-11 a.m. in the basement of the Marion City Building.

Space is limited to 20 families per session, and RSVP is required.

The event offers children and parents to move from station-to-station playing with blocks together while building an understanding of math and science concepts.

For more information, call or text Susie Kliewer at 620-947-4041, or email her at susie.kliewer@usd410.net to reserve a spot.

HHS selling tickets

to see ‘Oklahoma’

Tickets are on sale for Hillsboro High School’s fall musical, “Oklahoma,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, through Saturday, Nov. 11.

The cost for adults is $6 and $5 for students.

Tickets can also be reserved by emailing ticketsales@usd410.net.

TEEN board to meet in Marion Nov. 15

Technology Excellence in Education Network will have its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the USD 408 district office. 101 N. Thorp St., Marion.

For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.

Chat N Dine to

consider officers

The Marion County Lake Chat N Dine Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Marion County South Lake Hall. Topic for the evening will be officers for 2018.

The host and hostesses will be the club officers, and volunteers have offered to provide a soup supper. The club will provide service, drinks, cold veggies and cinnamon rolls.

All present and former lake residents and guests are welcomed.

Tabor, HAMA offers

Thanksgiving music

The Tabor College choral ensembles and Hillsboro Area Ministerial Associa­tion will join forces for its annual fall concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Hills­boro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Point.

“With Praise & Thanksgiving” as the theme, the concert features the Tabor College Concert Choir, select group Chamber Voices and women’s choir Concerto Bella Voce. Congregational singing is also a part of the event.

An offering will be gathered for support of HAMA. Food donations are also welcome for Main Street Ministries Food Bank.

HAMA exists to coordinate ministries within Hillsboro-area churches, including providing assistance to people in need with funds that are given to HAMA.

The concert is free and open to the public.

GHS to present

Alice In Wonderland

Goessel High School’s drama department will present “Alice in Wonderland” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11.

All tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

The performances include Alice (Bea Gaeddert) who falls down a rabbit hole into a new world filled with fun and crazy characters.

During her journey, Alice meets the comical duo of the Mad Hatter and March Hare (Stephany Meyer and Delica Ewert), the vanishing Chesh­ire Cat (Julianna Schrag), the Dutchess (Lauren Hiebert), and King (Nathan­iel Schmucker) and Queen of Hearts (Cierra Nolte).

The play is directed by Tiffani Knowles and Donna O’Neill.

For more information, call 620-367-2242.

Metal bottle caps sought by Parkside

Parkside Homes asks the community to look for metal bottle caps for a Christ­mas craft project during “Down Home Christ­mas.”

The bottle caps may be any kind, but they are needed on or before Nov. 20.

Anyone who would like to contribute caps for this craft project is asked to drop them off at Parkside Homes, 200 Willow St., Hillsboro.

For more information, call 620-947-2301.

Hillsboro Legion Auxiliary seeks yarn

The Hillsboro American Legion Auxiliary requests craft supplies such as yarn, craft sticks, glitter and Elmer’s glue for a project.

Those who wish to donate any of these items to the auxiliary is asked to drop them off at “The Shops at Kesslers,” 112 S. Main St., Hillsboro, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.