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During this pandemic, we are endeavoring to take care of our community. If you have the means to back us through a subscription or a gift subscription for someone else, we appreciate your support.

Due to the ever-changing nature of COVID-19, some activities or events may be cancelled or postponed at the last minute.

Easter Egg Hunts

The city of Galva is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m., April 3, at Park Henry. If there is inclement weather, the hunt will be held at the Galva Community Room. Children from infancy to 11 are welcome to participate. The Inman Recreation Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for 11 a.m., April 3, at the Inman Wellness Center. Families are asked to RSVP by April 1, so they can make appropriate plans in case of inclement weather.

Poetry Month at McPherson Public Library

Poetry Brunch kit registrations are still available! This project for adult patrons includes a poetry packet with space for journaling and an opportunity to create your own unique Black out Poem. A page from a book and instructions are included. You just supply basic art materials to create your poem. In addition, light brunch items are provided for you to enjoy!

Please register for a kit if you are interested in participating. Poetry Brunch kits are available for pick up at the service desk beginning Tuesday, April 6 at 9 a.m. Supplies are limited.

This project is intended for adults. Brunch items may contain potential allergens.

Bohne Berrogie Fundraiser

Bohne berrogie will be sold at Moundridge High School from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on April 3. Bohne berrogie are an ethnic Mennonite food of sweet mashed pinto beans in a sweet roll dough. They are served with a sweet cream sauce. Sauce will not be sold, but the recipe will be available. Berrogie will be sold for $20 per dozen. Proceeds are part of the Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale, which supports Mennonite Central Committee, which is a nonprofit organization that strives to share God’s love and compassion for all through relief, development and peace. Questions can be addressed to Marla Gillmore 620-921-0428.

McPherson Senior Center

The McPherson Senior Center is open and serving Friendship meals daily. Please call Connie at 241-0160 a day in advance to reserve a meal for $3. The senior center has also returned to regular programming. Come enjoy a cup of coffee, play a game of pool or visit with friends.

Kindergarten and Angel Depot Preschool Roundup

St. Joseph Catholic School is holding kindergarten and preschool roundup at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, at St. Joseph Catholic School and Church, 520 E. Northview.

COVID-19 Testing

The McPherson Fire Department is conducting free COVID-19 testing for residents. Symptoms are not required for testing and no doctor’s order is needed. To schedule an appointment for testing, call 245-2505. Testing takes approximately five minutes and results are received in 24-48 hours.

Farmer’s Market

The McPherson County Extension Office is looking for vendors for the 2021 Farmer’s Market. They are also looking for a market manager. If interested, more information can be obtained at https://www.mcpherson.k-state.edu/farmersmarket/ or by calling the extension office at 620-241-1523.

Virtual Storytime

Every Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m., children can enjoy Virtual Storytime, hosted by the McPherson Public Library. Registration is required and can be done by going online to www.macpl.libcal.com. Zoom links will be sent out one hour prior to the event.

Bingo at the American Legion

Bingo is held at the McPherson American Legion every Sunday. The early bird session starts at 2:30 p.m., and regular games begin at 3:15 p.m.