Olpe U.M.C. supper

The Olpe United Methodist Church will host a soup supper from 5 - 6:30 p.m. today, Feb. 20. The menu includes choice of chili, ham and beans, vegetable, chicken noodle, and other soups, relishes, crackers, desserts and drinks. Eat-in with socially distanced seating or carry-out.

A free will offering is appreciated. The handicapped accessible church is located at 120 W. Listerscheid St. in Olpe. The church encourages you to call for carry-out at 620-475-3863 or 620-343-5544. Please mask up.

Senior Food Box Program in Emporia

The Kansas Food Bank and Friendship Center have openings for the USDA program to help provide monthly food boxes to low income seniors. The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is available in Lyon County to persons age 60 and above who qualify by meeting income requirements.

Food packages include a variety of foods, such as nonfat dry and ultra-high temperature fluid milk, juice, farina, oats, ready-to-eat cereal, rice, pasta, peanut butter, dry beans, canned meat, poultry or fish, and canned fruits and vegetables.

Interested seniors must fill out an application and provide proof of ID, proof of income (Social Security Statement) and proof of address. Once approved, they will receive a monthly food box.

Applications, and information on income guidelines, are available by calling Debi at the Kansas Food Bank 316-265-3663.

Shirts for Dr. Douglas

An Emporia Middle School student has designed a T-shirt to raise money for the family of Dr. Bryan Douglas, a local chiropractor who is battling an aggressive form of kidney cancer and is unable to work. All proceeds go to the family.

Shirts can be ordered from Uncommon Threads by visiting bit.ly/3s3Kcsx.

American Legion meets

The American Legion will hold its monthly membership meetings on the 4th Tuesday of the month.

AARP tax-aide sites closed

Due to the nature of the pandemic, the Emporia in-person Tax-Aide sites will not be open this season. This includes the Emporia Senior Center and the Industrial branch of Emporia State Federal Credit Union. The safety and health of taxpayers, volunteers, and the overall community are of the utmost importance. They hope to reopen these locations in 2022.

Volunteers needed

The Friendship Center is seeking volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors. Help out the community for as little as an hour a day. Days and hours are flexible.

Call Vicki for more information at 340-8001.

2021 Polar Plunge

The 2021 Polar Plunge and Polar Strut 5K is set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at Mouse Lake in Emporia. Every dollar raised goes toward Special Olympics programming in Kansas. Head over to plungeks.org for more information.

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