Next NAMI meeting set for Jan. 3
The next meeting of the McPherson chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 3. at Crossroads Assembly of God Church, 1064 14th Ave., McPherson.
Kate Mihlan, vice president of the local chapter, will lead a “share and care” session.
For more information, call Roxi at 620-755-5563 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Signup begins for Storytime at library
Children age 3 years through kindergarten can sign up for the next session of Storytime at the Hillsboro Public Library.
Storytime is a 40-minute class where children read books and enjoy activities and crafts led by children’s librarian Delora Kaufman. Classes begin Jan. 16 or 17.
Classes are offered from 10:20 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday or Thursday; the registration fee for the entire session is payable by the first class.
Call the library at 620-947-3827 or come in to sign up. Classes are limited to 15 children.
Strokes topic for Lunch, Learn & Live
As part of St. Luke Hospital’s Lunch, Learn & Live series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, physician Don Hodson will provide the program.
Hodson’s topic, “Stroke: Education and Awareness,” will be in the St. Luke Physician Clinic basement, corner of Maple and Roosevelt.
The event is open to the public and lunch will be provided at no cost. Hodson will share information about stroke awareness and what St. Luke Hospital can do to help those affected by strokes.
The presentation will include a question and answer.
For more information, call Roger Schroeder, marketing director, 620-382-2177.
Deadline nears for candidate filings
The City of Goessel will have elections for two council seats and the mayor position during the April 2013 elections. All candidates must be a resident of Goessel.
The deadline for filing is noon, Jan. 22.
For more information or for forms, call 620-367-8111 or the Marion County Clerk at 620-382-2185.
‘Elvis’ plans visit to Marion Jan. 8
Everyone is invited to hear Marc Baker of Wichita, appearing as Elvis, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Marion Senior Center, 309 S. Third St., Marion.
In addition, a local group, the Pinkettes, will be present in poodle skirts, saddle oxfords and Elvis attitude.
Dancing in the aisles is encouraged and snacks will be available.
For more information, call Janet Bryant, one of the coordinators, at 620-382-2942.
FFA alumni plan Jan. 4 meal deal
The Hillsboro FFA alumni group will host a meal deal at the home basketball game with Pratt Friday, Jan. 4.
The meal will consist of a sloppy joe, chips, carrots, pickle and drink. Dessert will feature KSU Call Hall Ice Cream.
Cost of the meal will be $5. Proceeds will support the Hillsboro FFA Chapter.
Free child screening in Hillsboro Jan. 8
Marion County Early Intervention Services will offer a free screening for children birth through age 5 on Tuesday, Jan, 8, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 E. D St.
Appointments will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
At the screening, development will be checked in the learning, motor, language and social areas. Vision and hearing also will be screened. This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete.
All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 620-382-2858.
Piano students compete at Hutch
Two area piano students competed at the Anderson Piano Concerto Auditions Dec. 8 in the Stringer Fine Arts Center on the campus of Hutchinson Community College.
The Intermediate Division winner was Katelyn Sundquist, daughter of Gary and Bonnie Sundquist, rural Newton. Katelyn takes piano lessons from Sheila Litke, professor of Piano at Tabor College.
“Katelyn is such a hard worker and a delight to work with,” Litke said. “She has a wonderful sense of musical expression that is exciting to see. I am so excited her diligence and perseverance resulted in a wonderful performance.”
Claire Heyen, daughter of Bruce and Janell Heyen of Hillsboro, was the second-place winner in the Advanced Division. She takes piano lessons from Beverly Richards.
Talk planned for Kauffman exhibit
The special exhibit at Kauffman Museum, “Threshing Stone: Mennonite Artifact & Icon,” rolls to a stop Jan. 20.
Before it does, the final program in the Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum series takes place Sunday, Jan. 6, at 3:30 p.m. at the museum on the Bethel College campus.
John Thiesen, archivist for the Mennonite Library and Archives, will speak on “What’s a Thresher? Bethel College’s Symbolic History.”