Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 22 January 2013 14:08
Frostbite Four Mile rescheduled
The Hillsboro Recreation Commission has rescheduled its eighth-annual Frostbite Four Mile run for 2 p.m. Super Bowl Sunday.
The event, originally planned for New Year’s Day, was postponed because of weather.
Participants should gather at the Hillsboro Scout House in Memorial Park. From there, the certified course winds through the city of Hillsboro; participants can either run or walk the course.
For registration forms call 620-947-3490 or e-mail email@example.com. The entry fee is $15. Every participant who registers by Jan. 30 will receive a commemorative prize.
For more information, call -620-877-7512 during the day, or 620-947-2409 (or 3342) during the evening.
Market scheduling meal providers
Hillsboro Farmers Market is now scheduling groups and organizations that wish to provide a meal for fundraising during the 2013 season from May through September.
Contact Joni Calam, 620-947-0270, for more information.
HRC offering clinic for cheerleading
The Hillsboro Recreation Commission will sponsor a cheerleading clinic for boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade.
The clinic will be led by the Hillsboro High School cheerleading squad. Participants will learn cheerleading basics, a dance routine and also receive an official clinic T-shirt.
The clinic will be at the Hillsboro Elementary School gymnasium Monday, Jan. 28, Tuesday, Jan. 29, and Thursday, Jan. 31, with a performance at halftime of the Hillsboro High School boys’ basketball game against Lyons Friday, Feb. 1 at Brown Gymnasium.
For registration forms call 620-947-3490 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marion plans Kansas Day event
The 13th-annual Kansas Day Celebration is at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, 105 Eastmoor Dr., Marion.
In addition to a catered dinner, those attending will learn more about the excitement and lawlessness of the American Wild West through its cowtowns and people.
The cost for the meal and presentation is $15 and reservations are required.
For more information, call Janet Bryant, 620-382-3418. Everyone is invited.
Marion-Hillsboro meeting set Jan. 28
The second-annual Marion-Hillsboro Joint Chamber of Commerce dinner and meeting begins at 6:15 p.m. with the meal served at 6:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 at the Marion Community Center Ballroom, 203 N. Third St., Marion.
Tickets for the event are $20 per person and are available at the Marion and Hillsboro Chamber offices.
The meal is catered by Panhandler Caterers with bidding on silent auction items beginning when the doors open.
The featured speaker is Don Macke, who serves as a director with the RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship.
A Chamber spokesperson said Macke has about 30 years of experience and has traveled extensively.
Macke’s presentations relate to rural community economic development.
Those planning to attend are encouraged to come early and meet other businessmen and women from neighboring towns.
For more information, Hillsboro Chamber members can call 620-947-3506. Marion Chamber members can call 620-382-3425.
National Yellow Dot program kits free
The Hillsboro Lions Club is providing free Yellow Dot kits at its pancake feed from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 26.
The program is designed to provide first responders with information critical to treatment in the event someone is incoherent or unresponsive following an automobile accident or other medical emergency.
The critical “Golden Hour” following an accident is where essential medical information is required for appropriate and safe treatment.
The National Yellow Dot program can save lives with participants displaying the yellow dot sticker on their vehicle’s rear window, which will direct first responders to look for the yellow envelope in the glove box.
The information sheet will minimize adverse drug reactions which cause people to die every year.
The Marion County EMS, police and sheriff’s departments support the program.
In addition to kits being available at the pancake feed, the yellow dot kits can also be picked up on a table in the lobby of the Hillsboro City Building, 118 E. Grand.
Tax help available for senior citizens
The Marion County Department on Aging will be offering assistance to individuals in the county to file taxes and Low Income Energy Assistance Program applications.
Gayla Ratzlaff, department coordinator, will be available Monday through Friday in Marion to help individuals file for Homestead and Food Sales tax refunds, plus LIEAP assistance applications.
To make an appointment, call 620-382-3580.
Barb Smith will be helping individuals file Kansas and federal returns in Marion. For an appointment call 620-382-3580
Ratzlaff will be at the Hillsboro Senior Center starting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, and Wednesday, Feb. 6. For an appointment in Hillsboro, call Brenda Moss at 620-947-2304.