Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 25 October 2011 17:39
UMC plans turkey dinner Nov. 4
The Hillsboro United Methodist Church is having its annual turkey dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Fellowship Hall, 905 East D St.
A silent auction is also planned with bidding to end at 7 p.m.
For carry-out meals, officials ask that people enter the south door of the Fellowship Hall and no need to call ahead.
The meal is by donation and all proceeds will go toward missions and church projects.
Women’s Health Night slated Nov. 8
The sixth-annual Women’s Health Night begins at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 with Hillsboro merchants providing displays and items for sale, followed by presentations at 7 p.m.
The event is at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, 610 S. Main St., Hillsboro.
Speakers for the evening will include: Cody Panzer, Hillsboro chiropractor, with information about acupuncture; Marissa Javier from Little Pleasures Coffeehouse will have a Hawaiian surprise and Laurie Methvin, nurse practitioner from Hillsboro Hospital Clinic will give a talk on “Women in Stress.”
Hillsboro merchants will be handing out cards for participants to have signed at various businesses for a week before the event.
Everyone is encouraged to bring the cards back for a drawing for door prizes. The last drawing is $10 in Hillsboro bucks, but every business must be initialed on the card to win.
Sponsors for the event are Greenhaw Pharmacy, Hillsboro Hospital and Parkside Homes.
Snacks and drinks will be provided and everyone is welcome to attend.
Batty Librarians to read spooky stories
The Batty Librarians of the Hillsboro Public Library will present spooky stories at the library for all second-grade through fifth-grade students at 6:30 p.m. Halloween night, after the trick-or-treat event in downtown Hillsboro.
Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Dedication planned for park equipment
The Hillsboro Playground Committee will host a dedication for the new climbing structure recently installed in Memorial Park at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30.
The public is invited. Refreshments will be provided.
Baptists plan focus on missions
The First Baptist Church in Durham is observing a day of missions emphasis Oct. 30.
The guest is Willie Hunter, who serves with the Missions Ministry of Gospelink, an organization that oversees mission work in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania.
Hunter is speaking at 9:30 a.m. during Sunday school hour; at 10:30 a.m. during morning worship service and at 7 p.m.
A fellowship gathering for dinner is planned at noon. Everyone is welcome to attend.
For more information, call Pastor Curtis Wiens, 316-732-3683, or stop by the church at 725 Abilene St., Durham, one block west of Kansas Highway 15 and turning left at the Red Barn Cafe.
Flour sacks, aprons topics at show
Flour sacks and aprons will be the themes for programs planned for the Textile Trunk Show Nov. 5 and 6 at the Marion Community Center, 203 N. Third St.
Nancy Jo Leachman, Salina, will present a program at 1:30 p.m Sunday on the history of Kansas flour sacks, and Susie Haver will present, “Aprons: The Great American Cover-up,” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Leachman has developed a talent for reading old flour sacks.Valuable American history lessons are stitched into the simple pieces of cloth used to hold flour from the late 1800s up until the 1960s.
A member of the Kansas Sampler Foundation’s Explorers Club, Leachman’s goal is to collect a flour sack from every county in the state.
Haver, a Concordia native, ties singing, story-telling and show-and-tell into an entertaining program about aprons.
A 1999 exhibition of aprons at the Dane Hansen Museum in Logan inspired Haver to start collecting them. After five years of searching at church rummage sales, thrift shops, local auctions, antique shops, garage sales and the homes of family and friends, Haver has accumulated hundreds.
Since 2004 she has presented apron programs to church groups, museums, senior centers, nursing homes, tourism groups, businesses and other organizations.
Haver’s years as curator of the historic Brown Grand Theatre in Concordia trained her in the art of story-telling and promoting Kansas.
Haver, co-director of Cloud County Tourism in Concordia, is a member of the Kansas Explorer’s Club and the Kansas Barn Alliance.
For more information, contact Teresa Huffman, email@example.com or 620-381-3920.
Library offers food-safety class
A new food-safety certification class is being offered by the Peabody Township Library.
The class, taught by appointment only, uses the ServSafe curriculum developed by the National Restaurant Association and distributed through the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate that is valid for three years.
The class teaches various aspects of food-handling safety, including ways to prevent cross-contamination, proper cleaning procedures and ways to prevent food from being contaminated during the preparation process.
The class instructor is Rodger Charles, library director, who has been a certified food-safety instructor since 2008.
For more information, call the library at 620-983-2502 or visit its website: peabody.mykansaslibrary.org. The library is located at 214 N. Walnut St., Peabody.
Sock, blanket drive underway for kids
A Sock & Blanket Drive, sponsored by State Farm Insurance, Marion, is asking residents for new socks and blankets to keep children in the community warm this winter.
Anyone who would like to donate these items is asked to drop them off throughout the month of November at the insurance office, 822 E. Main St., Marion.
For more information, call 620-382-3363.
Hospitality tent open to all Oct. 27
The Hillsboro and Marion Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to provide a hospitality tent with free refreshments during the Marion-Hillsboro football game at 7 p.m. Oct. 27.
In addition to providing refreshments, the two Chambers will also be selling $1 chances to win either a Hillsboro Trojan rock or Marion Warrior rock. A winner will be drawn at the end of the game.
All proceeds will go to benefit the respective booster clubs, along with providing some friendly competition between the two cities to see who collects the most donations.
Everyone is welcome to stop by and enjoy a refreshment and consider contributing to their favorite team for a chance to win a yard stone.
Marion businesses plan Oct. 31 event
Marion businesses will be handing out candy to children between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Oct. 31 as part of its Trick or Treat event.
Businesses downtown and up the hill on Main Street will be participating.
‘Night of Rhino’ planned for Oct. 31
The annual “Night of the Rhino” will begin at 5 p.m. Oct. 31 in Central Park.
The event is sponsored by the Marion Police Department as a way of bringing young people, parents and law enforcement together and build rapport, said Police Chief Josh Whitwell.
In addition to serving hot dogs starting at 5 p.m., Whitwell said there will be a costume contest and police will try to set up Skype to talk with Tyler Mermis serving overseas.
“We want to get us and you together for a night of fun and to show we can all do a better job of fighting crime as a community,” he said. “Tell everyone to bring their family and friends.”
For more information, call the Marion Police Department at 620-382-2651 or stop by the office at 112 N. Fifth St. in Marion.
Canton-Galva FBLA to host carnival
The Canton-Galva High School FBLA is hosting its annual Halloween carnival starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Canton fairgrounds.
The festivities will continue until 8 p.m. and include a traditional haunted hayrack ride, games and candy.
Children from newborns through sixth grade are invited and everyone is encouraged to come in costume.