Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 07 February 2012 18:27
Dicks family to talk about mission trip
The public is invited to a presentation by the John and Robin Dicks family regarding their recent mission trip to Haiti at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Deb. 13 at Marion Library.
HHS FFA seeking alumni members
Hillsboro High School FFA Chapter will be hosting an FFA alumni kickoff supper at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the HHS commons.
Anyone interested in becoming an alumni member is invited. Past participation in FFA is not a requirement. A meal and guest speaker will be featured.
For more information, contact Sonya Roberts at 620-947-3868 or 620-338-0600.
Child screening in Peabody Feb.14
Marion County Early Intervention Services will offer a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Peabody Methodist Church, 403 N. Sycamore 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 will also 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 1-877-878-4519, ext. 128, or 620-382-2858.
Book group to meet at Wendy’s
Hillsboro Public Library’s book discussion group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Wendy’s restaurant in Hillsboro.
This is a new time and location.
FFA pancake feed planned for Feb. 18
The Hillsboro High School FFA Community Pancake Feed is planned for 5 a.m. to noon Feb. 18. The location will be announced later.
FFAers will be serving “all-you-can-eat pancakes with sausage and a drink” for a suggested donation of $5.
Lunch ‘n Learn slated for Feb. 15
The Marion City Library is hosting a “Lunch ‘n Learn” from noon until 1 p.m. Feb. 15.
The program is “Attracting Birds to Your Backyard,” and is presented by Patty Marlett from the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita.
The presentation will include information about how to attract birds, what to feed them, habitat and environment.
Registration is $5 and reservations are needed by Monday, Feb. 13. Space is limited.
For more information or to register, call 620-382-2442.
Blood drive set for Feb. 20 in Hillsboro
An American Red Cross blood drive is planned for 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, 610 S. Main in Hillsboro.
All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.
Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old or 16 with completed parental consent form. New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19.
Visit redcrossblood.org to learn more.
Hiebert to speak at museum meeting
Craftsman, historian, taxidermist and re-enactor Keven Hiebert of rural Newton will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting of Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at Tabor Mennonite Church, rural Newton.
Hiebert's presentation, “Bison Mercantile on the Hoof,” will follow the museum’s annual business meeting. Hiebert is also proprietor of Bear Paw Traders.
Faspa, a traditional Mennonite Low-German light meal, will follow Hiebert’s presentation.
This event is free and open to the public.
‘Courageous’ set Feb. 12 in Marion
The movie “Courageous” will be presented at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at Marion Presbyterian Church, 610 E. Lawrence St. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.
Free tax preparing offered in Hillsboro
The Mid-Kansas Community Action Inc. Program is offering free tax prep services Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment to residents of Marion County.
Individuals must have made $50,000 or less the previous year to qualify for this service, officials said.
To set up an appointment, call 316-775-3000, ext. 100, or toll-free at 800-281-6373.
Tax services will be located at 107 S. Main St., Hillsboro, with Lindsay Stansbury, community support coordinator, serving as the tax preparer. She can be reached at 316-217-2503.
Burdick auction planned Feb. 11
Burdick United Methodist Church, 538 S. Main St., is hosting the 8th annual Valentine Benefit Auction starting at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 with homemade soups, breads and desserts. The auction will begin about 7:30 p.m.
All proceeds from the event will go toward the church Benevolent Fund, established in 1997 to provide assistance to families in the Tri-County area with medical or financial needs. In the last 14 years, 51 families have been helped to include Herington, Lincolnville, Wilsey, Marion, Burdick, Ramona, Tampa and Hillsboro.
For more information, call Nancy Riggin, 785-983-4493.