Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 02 October 2012 14:11
Nikkel to sell, sign books Saturday
Larry Nikkel, former Tabor College president and Hillsboro resident, will be selling and signing copies of his recently released autobiography from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Java Jays concession area inside the college’s student center.
“Leading and Following: The Path of Service” also is available at the Tabor Bookstore, the Hillsboro Free Press office and at the Free Press online store at hillsborofreepress.com.
Ghost tour planned Oct. 20 in Marion
The Marion Historical Museum is sponsoring a “Ghost Tour” Oct. 20. Participants will leave the museum by “ghost trolley” at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. or 9 p.m.
Tickets are $2 and are available at the museum; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information or to purchase tickets, stop by the museum at 623 E. Main St. or call 620-382-9134.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, May through October.
Chat and Dine Club dinner Oct. 13
The Marion County Lake Chat and Dine Club is having a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the lake hall.
This is the annual bingo night and participants are asked to bring a "white elephant" gift for prizes, along with guests.
For more information, call Paul White at 620-382-2900.
NAMI chapter to meet Thursday
McPherson chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Crossroads Assembly of God Church south of McPherson.
This month’s meeting will be a “Share and Care” session. For more information contact Roxie at email@example.com or 620-755-1405.
Pastor-couple to speak at LL session
Retired pastors Mervin and Jane Dick will take listeners on a journey from rural Mountain Lake, Minn., and Harvey, N.D., to the city life of Denver, Colo., during the Oct. 5 session of Lifelong Learning.
The session will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center on the Tabor College campus.
The presentation, “Traveling without a map,” is the Dicks’ personal story, including their battle with colorectal cancer.
Both are graduates of Tabor College and each holds a master of divinity. They have led Mennonite Brethren churches in three states. In 1984 they moved to Denver, where they both were involved in inner-city relief work for 18 years.
Lifelong Learning meets regularly 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 lunch at a discounted rate in the college cafeteria after the session.
For more information, contact Connie Isaac, coordinator, at 947-5964, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free child screening offered Oct. 9
Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Marion Presbyterian Church, 610 Lawrence St.
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 appointments are necessary and are available from 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Call 620-382-2858 to make one.
Marion Library plans KHC program
Marion City Library, 101 Library St., is offering “Oceans in Kansas,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 9.
The program is open to the public and will be presented by Michael Everhart with the Kansas Humanities Council.
Everhart will talk about how Kansas has been the source of many fossils ranging from giant marine lizards to flying reptiles and birds with teeth and many discoveries of non-extinct species from rocks of western Kansas.
According to library sources, Everhart’s talk will take people back to a time when the state was covered by an ocean and ruled by giant marine reptiles, larger than most dinosaurs.
The public is also encouraged to bring any fossils they might have for Everhart to look at and describe.
For more information, call the library at 620-382-2442.
USDA commodities arriving Oct. 11
USDA commodities will arrive at senior centers in Marion County on Thursday, Oct. 11. Each site will distribute them according to its own schedule and may not distribute on the same day.
Those receiving commodities are asked to contact their local site for a distribution schedule.
If there are no commodities left at a specific site, call the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580 to find out where commodities are available.
These items are for people who are income eligible and should be picked up from local distribution sites.
The new income guidelines as of April 1, 2012, include household size and maximum monthly gross income.
For one person, the income is $1,211; for two, $1,640; three, $2069; and four, $2,498.
For each additional family member add $429.
For more information, call 620-382-3580 or your local commodity distribution site.