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Parenting program to begin Feb. 21

Active Parenting Today, a program in five installments, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at Hillsboro Middle School.

The programs are designed to answer questions about parenting and are sponsored by USD 410 and Communities in School of Marion County.

Program facilitators are Tonja Wienck and Mike Moran.

Childcare, food and drinks will be provided.

For registration information, contact Wienck at 947-3297 or Moran at 947-3981.

Lions Club to hold soup supper Feb. 19

The Hillsboro Lions Club will sponsor a soup supper starting at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Hillsboro High School commons.

The cost is $5 per person and $3 for ages 6 and under.

The menu includes homemade chili or chicken noodle soup, homemade bread and pie.

Proceeds will be used to send HHS band students to Lions State and International Band.

BBBS to host Bowl for Kids Sake

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Marion County will host Bowl for Kids Sake from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, March 10, at three locations.

The bowling locations are Trail Lane Bowling in Hillsboro, Mar Bowl Lanes in Marion and Peabody Lanes in Peabody.

This campaign is intended to raise awareness for the organization and to support matching at-risk children with adults.

Teams of five bowlers who will get pledges for their scores are needed. Each team captain and bowlers raising $100 will receive a Bowl for Kids Sake T-shirt.

Space is still available for sponsors. All proceeds stay in Marion County.

Pizza and drinks will be served during the event.

For team packets and sponsorship information, contact the BBBS office located at 101 N. Thorp in Marion.

MCSEC board to meet Feb. 18

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will meet for its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, in the MCSEC conference room at 302 W. Eighth in Florence.

Teen parenting class begins Feb. 20

An Active Parenting Teens program will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Peabody High School.

This is a six-week workshop featuring videos and discussion groups and is programmed to provide a way for parents to learn valuable communication, discipline and encouragement principles used to raise teenagers.

Program facilitators are Katie Pankratz and Kim Topham.

It is sponsored by Communities in Schools of Marion County and USD 398.

Refreshments and childcare will be provided.

For registration information, call 620-983-2196.

Heart Sack Lunch at Marion Manor

The Heart Sack Lunch, sponsored by Marion Manor and the American Heart Association, will begin at noon, Friday, Feb. 15, at Marion Manor.

The community is encouraged to purchase sack lunches at $5 per person to “share your heart by saving a heart.”

The menu includes ham and cheese croissant, chips, carrots and homemade cookie.

All proceeds go to the American Heart Association.

For more information or to order, call Lisa Donahue, activities director at Marion Manor, at 620-382-2191.

MCRW to meet Wednesday, Feb. 20

Marion County Republican Women will meet for its regular monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Marion September Apartments.

For reservations, call Sharon or Lisa, at 620-382-3742; Carol, at 947-3458; or Marquetta at 620-983-2413.

Goessel Lions Club to meet Feb. 18

The Goessel Lions Club will meet at noon, Monday, Feb. 18, in the Goessel Civic Center.

Kevin Hiebert, farmer and naturalist, will be the guest speaker.

The Lions Club also wishes to thank everyone who bought candy at the Candy Day fund-raiser, Feb. 8, at homecoming.

The total contributions were $136.28 and will go toward providing leader dogs for the blind.

Jennifer Cole merits dean’s list

Jennifer M. Cole of Hillsboro and New Braunfels, Texas, earned recognition on the dean’s list for excellent academic performance for fall semester at Southwest Texas State University.

The students must complete 12 semester hours and earn a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 to be recognized for the dean’s list.

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