Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 10 July 2012 13:41
Home-school group plans info meeting
The Marion County Home Educators are hosting a home-schooling informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 16, at the Hillsboro City Building.
Anyone with interest in home schooling or the McHomes group is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Betsy Walker at 316-772-6578.
SCMC to fete vets from WW II, Korea
The board of directors of Senior Citizens of Marion County is seeking nominations of veterans who served during World War II and the Korean War.
The board intends to honor veterans of the two wars during the organization’s annual meeting Oct. 18 in Hillsboro.
Nominees should meet the following criteria:
• be a Marion County resident or be an active participant in a Marion County senior center;
• received an honorable discharge from the U.S. military;
• be willing to attend the SCMC annual meeting in October.
Anyone can submit a nomination. Forms are available at local senior centers or through the Marion County Department on Aging, 620-382-3580.
KU alumni group to meet in Marion
As part of the annual ‘Hawk Days of Summer tour, the KU Alumni Association will be in Marion July 13 for a reception to share news about the university and meet with area Jayhawks.
The event is planned for 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Zimmerman’s Deli & Coffee, 301 E. Main St.
The reception is free and open to the public. Organizers will offer giveaways, doughnuts and coffee.
KU Alumni Association members can receive a free 5-inch by 7-inch KU print by showing their membership card, or anyone can join at the event.
Reservations can be made by contacting Kerri Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 785-864-9772.
Driver skills courses to be offered
Plans are underway to offer classes so Marion County drivers can improve their driving skills.
In July and August, every driver who is involved with teaching can complete an eight-hour course for $5 instead of $14.
Anyone who works in a school or teaches is qualified to take the course, including teachers, aides, bus drivers, custodians, cooks, Sunday School teachers, pastors, home school teachers and preschool teachers.
Every principal driver will receive an insurance discount, which includes high school students who have not had a drivers education course.
The course will be sponsored by the AARP Drivers Safety Program, thanks to several million dollars donated by Toyota.
The sponsors want to set up a class in each of the Marion county towns that have a school.
Call 620-947-3453 for more information and/or enroll in a class.
Children invited to VBS July 13-15
Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church invites children to its weekend Vacation Bible School “Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity” July 13-15.
Children ages 4 through those completing fifth grade will step back in time to Babylon and explore Daniel’s adventures as a captive in a foreign land.
Babylon will run the following times:
• 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday,
• 9 am. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday,
• 9:30 a.m. Sunday for a VBS family pancake breakfast followed by 10:40 a.m. VBS family worship.
Activities will include Bible-times Marketplace, teamwork-building games, upbeat music, Bible-times snacks, visits with Daniel and Bible Memory Makers. Plus, everyone will learn how to look for evidence of God all around.
Children at Babylon will join more than a million participants reaching out to needy children through a hands-on mission project called Operation Kid-to-Kid, in which families will raise money for mosquito nets to combat malaria in Africa.
To register or for more information, call 620-947-3078 or 620-947-3144.
Movie night July 13 at Marion library
The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and snacks for movie night at 9 p.m. July 13 at the Marion City Library.
The movie is a new release about Sean Anderson as he receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist.
It’s a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes and more than one astonishing secret.
The movie is rated PG with a running time of 95 minutes.
For title and other information, call the Marion City Library at 620-382-2442.
TEEN board plans July 18 meeting
The Technology Excellence in Education Network (TEEN) will hold its regular board meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the USD 408 office at 101 N. Thorp, Marion.
For more information, call Brandi Hendrix at 620-877-0237.
Chat, Dine to hold potluck July 14
The Marion county Park and Lake Chat and Dine Club will hold its next potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the East Shelter House.
This is the annual cookout so participants are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to go with burgers and hotdogs.
Tea, buns and condiments will be provided.