EMS training begins

Oct. 1, ends in May

Marion County Emergency Medical Services will conduct an EMT-B training program beginning Oct. 1. and ending in May.

Successful completion of the program and state exam qualifies EMT-B staff to provide ambulance care.

In Kansas, all ambulance personnel must be state certified.

Applicants must have a valid Kansas driver’s license and no record of felony convictions.

The cost of the training program is $280, which includes textbook, workbook, state testing and certification fees, and any other fees incurred in the course of the class.

Students will also be responsible for any personal study aids, supplies or equipment, and a national registry-certification fee of $20.

There is an “urgent need” for EMTs in Marion County, said JoAnn Knak, director of Marion County EMS.

Anyone interested or needing more information, should call 620-382-3271 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

‘Talent Extravaganza’ to support Main St.

Hillsboro area churches will present a “Talent Extravaganza” at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 1, at First Mennonite Church, 102 S. Ash.

Lowell Peachey will be the MC for the event and will perform as one of the soloists. The musical talent of about 12 other people from Hillsboro and Durham will be part of the program.

A free-will offering will be taken for air-conditioning needs at Main Street Ministries.

The public is invited.

Goessel meeting

to discuss drainage

The Goessel Task Force and the City of Goessel will hold a community meeting at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the Goessel Civic Center Community Room, located at 101 S. Cedar.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the proposed grant application and project dealing with drainage in the city. Grant writer Joe Wuest and project engineer Melanie Thrower will present preliminary reports.

The public is invited to attend.

Claassen receives

KEMSA award

Hillsboro physician Randal Claassen received the Kansas Emergency Medical Service Association’s Medical Director of the Year award on Aug. 17 at the KEMSA meeting in Kansas City.

Classen is an associate with Preferred Medical Associates, and he is also medical director for Marion County Emergency Medical Services. He was nominated by the Marion County EMS ambulance department.

The award recognizes the EMS medical director who is outstanding in his commitment to the program, said Jo Ann Knak, director of Marion County EMS.

“I want to say how fortunate we are to have him as our medical director,” Knak said.

Red Cross to hold

local blood drive

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Hillsboro from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

For appointments, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. Walk-ins are also welcome.

The Red Cross will give free T-shirts to all who donate blood.

CLC kick-off set

for tonight

The Christian Life Club of Hillsboro United Methodist Church will hold a kick-off at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the fellowship hall of the church at 905 East D.

Children are asked to bring a pre-washed white T-shirt, and parents are invited.

CLC is a program for children ages 4 through the sixth grade and meets weekly on Wednesday nights. The program includes a choir, crafts, recreation and monthly discovery projects as part of an experience-oriented ministry.

The registration fee is $5. For more information, call the church office at 947-5643.

Jantz to mark 80th birthday Sept. 1

Vida Jantz of Canton will celebrate her 80th birthday Sept. 1.

She was born in Greensburg to Arthur and Bertha Peaster. On May 18, 1941, she was married to Clifford Jantz.

In 1945, the couple moved to Canton, where she worked as a telephone operator, city clerk and bookkeeper at the State Bank of Canton.

Cards may be sent to her at P.O. Box 762, Canton, KS 67428-0762.

Retired teachers

to meet Sept. 5

The Marion County Association of Retired School Personnel will hold a luncheon meeting at noon, Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Marion Senior Center.

Marion wildlife photographer Gerald Wiens will present “Kansas Wildlife.”

Anyone planning to attend is asked to call Betty Bernhardt at 947-3743.

GHS to hold

fund raiser Aug. 30

Goessel High School will hold their 9th annual Football/Volleyball Scrimmage and Hamburger Fry beginning with the meal at 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30, in the cafeteria.

The scrimmages will begin at 7 p.m.

Those attending the grilled-hamburger supper are asked to use the east entrance to the cafeteria.

Donations for the meal will be accepted, and proceeds go to the athletic department.

The public is invited to attend and support the Goessel Bluebirds.

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