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Grinning 4-year-old Tyson Dillon looks up from inside a cardboard block silo being built by his mother, Molly Dillon, and friend, Dylan Dirk, during Saturday's annual blocks play event sponsored by Parents as Teachers and Hillsboro and Marion Head Start locations. Blocks of foam, wood, cardboard, and plastic were set up in multiple stations, with children moving from one to the next to discover developmental benefits.
Trinity Smith is the latest beautician to be employed at The Cut Above in Hillsboro. She hales from Eureka and lives in Peabody.
More than a dozen local churches are packing gift boxes for distribution worldwide to children who are victims of war, poverty, disasters, disease, and famine. Volunteers packed shoebox gifts Saturday to be shipped via a overseas via Operation Christmas Child program.
Lynn Schmidt, certified nursing assistant with Marion County Home Care, helps patient Kathy Arnold put on a shoe. Arnold, who gets attendant care, nursing care, physical therapy and occupational therapy through the agency, says it make the difference between holding her own against a worsening condition and being pulled downward.