Drug-plan help coming to Goessel
The Marion County Department on Aging will be coming to Goessel City Building to help individuals compare and enroll in Medicare Prescription Drug Plans for 2013.
Gayla Ratzlaff, department coordinator, will be available to help individuals from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 2, and Friday, Nov. 16.
Call 620-382-3580 to make an appointment for one of these Fridays.
Flour sacks topic of next LL session
A flour-sack collector from Salina will present her unique avocation at the next session of Lifelong Learning at 9:45 a.m. Friday in the Wohlgemuth Education Center on the Tabor College campus.
“It will take you back to your childhood as she tells of milling, art and marketing,” said Connie Isaac, program coordinator.
Nancy Jo Leachman has been a reference librarian for 37 years. She started collecting flour sacks about 13 years ago.
First attracted by their artwork, Leachman said flour sacks came to embody many aspects of Kansas and U.S. history, such as agriculture, art, marketing, nutrition and politics.
Her collection can be viewed at tinyurl.com/bmk6rnt.
Lifelong Learning meets each Friday through the fall and spring semesters. Fees are $4 per session or $15 per semester ($29 per couple) payable at the door.
Registration allows for an optional lunch at a discount price in the cafeteria after the session.
For more information, contact Isaac at 620-947-5964 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
County Democrats to organize Nov. 13
A meeting to organize the Marion County Democratic Central Committee is planned for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Big Scoop Restaurant, 616 E. Main St., Marion.
Officers will be elected. All Democrats and Democratic precinct committee people are invited to attend. Only the precinct people who were elected in the August primary election are eligible to vote.
Those attending may order from the menu upon arriving. Contact Eileen Sieger, county chair, at 620-382-2032 with any questions.
USD 410 parent meetings Nov. 1, 5
Hillsboro High School and Middle School will have their fall parent-teacher conferences from 1:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 and Monday, Nov. 5, in the Robert C. Brown Gymnasium.
Peabody Main St. offering kids treats
The public is invited to join the Peabody community Wednesday, Oct. 31, for “Trunk or Treat Main Street” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Peabody Main Street Association is sponsoring this event to create a safe environment for trick or treating.
Participants are encouraged to decorate the trunk or back seat of their vehicle for Halloween for a chance to win $100 for best decoration.
For more information call Shane Marler, PMSA executive director, at 620-983-2113.
Bands to unite for concert Nov. 5
The Tabor College Symphonic Band and Garden City Community College Band will come together for a joint concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the Tabor College Chapel.
GCCC Band, directed by James McAllister, will join Tabor’s band in playing pieces by Leemans, Debussy, Tschesnokoff, Reed and Higdon, among others.
“Our finale will be a broad and grand hymn tune medley,” said Daniel Baldwin, Tabor band director. “It will be an enjoyable evening.”
Chat and Dine Club to meet Nov. 10
The Marion County Lake Chat and Dine Club is having its annual soup dinner and business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the lake hall.
The meeting will also include several items for discussion, including the election of next year’s officers.
All current and former Marion County Lake residents and mobile home owners are invited. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a side dish and a friend.
For more information, call Paul White, 620-382-2900.
Last AARP driver safety classes near
The last eight-hour AARP Driver Safety Class for the year will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 12 and 14 at the Burns Community Center.
Anyone planning to attend must be present both days. The course is open to everyone with veterans and their spouses free. The cost for AARP members will be $12, the public, $14.
Participants will also receive a vehicle insurance discount.
To register or for more information, call 620-947-3453 or 620-726-5852.
Country Stitchers to meet Nov. 5
Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 East D St.
The program, “A Rose By Any Other Name,” will be given by Deborah Divine.
There is a $2 charge for guests.
Florence plans free hog roast Nov. 3
The Florence United Methodist Church is sponsoring a free hog roast at 4 p.m. Nov. 3 with live music beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited for fellowship with games for children, live music and good food.
The roast will be at the corner of Fifth Street and Marion in Florence. Organizers encourage people to bring lawn chairs.
For more information, call Jeff Lee, 641-780-3890, or Tyson Grimmett, 620-381-1303.
Women’s Health Night set Nov. 13
The seventh-annual Women’s Health Night is planned Nov. 13 at Trinity Mennonite Church, 211 Elm St., Hillsboro.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with merchants displaying items or products for viewing or to purchase.
Presentations will begin at 7 p.m. and include Susie Kliewer, “Yarn is Cheaper Than Therapy” (The benefits of knitting); Manirva Earple Hickenooper speaking about “How to Live a Long, Happy and Healthy Life”; and Shauna Kern, physician, speaking on the topic of “Know Your Numbers.”
The event is sponsored by Greenhaw Pharmacy, Hillsboro Community Hospital, Parkside Homes and Trinity Mennonite Church.
Another feature of this year’s event is having cards initialed at local stores from now until Nov. 13. For every business that a person gets signed on their card, they will get $10 if their card is selected. Those attending have the chance to potentially win $130.
In addition to the cash prizes, about 20 door prizes will be given away.
For more information, call Myrna Hamm at Greenhaw Pharmacy, 620-947-3784.
Durham pancake feed slated Nov. 10
The community of Durham is having its annual pancake feed from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Durham Community Center.
The feed is in conjunction with the opening day of hunting season.
The menu will also include homemade syrup and sausage. The cost is donation.