United Way to offer grant applications
United Way in Marion County will make grant applications available at noon, Monday, June 30, at the Hillsboro City Building-West Meeting Room.
United Way is an affiliate of Harvey County United Way and provides local grants for non-profit health and human-service organizations.
The first United Way campaign in Marion County will take place this fall.
“We are excited about the progress United Way in Marion County has made and look forward to this meeting to educate the Marion County agencies about the grant process and applications,” said Jessie Nikkel, UWMC chairman.
“The applications received will help determine the needs here in Marion County and therefore help to establish our goal for the fall campaign.”
Maxwell to hold benefit barbecue
Maxwell Wildlife Refuge will hold a benefit buffalo barbecue beginning with the supper from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 12, at the refuge, located six miles north of Canton.
The entertainment during the supper will feature Teresa Bachman from El Dorado. Bachman will perform pioneer tunes on the banjo, mandolin and dulcimer.
The guest after-dinner speaker will be Mike Hayden, secretary of Kansas Wildlife and Parks, whose topic will be “How Important Our Prairie” and the importance of nature-based tourism.
Hayden served as governor of Kansas from 1987 to 1991 and was later appointed as assistant secretary of the United States Department of the Interior.
A free-will donation will be taken. All donations support the Friends of Maxwell educational programs and events throughout the year.
Reservations must be made by July 8.
For more information or reservations, call 620-628-4455.
Funk family requests get-well cards
The family of Allen Funk of Hillsboro requests a get-well card shower for Funk, who has been in Wesley Medical Center in Wichita for the past three months.
Cards may be sent to him in care of his family at 208 E. Grand, Hillsboro, KS 67063.
Mennonite mission sponsors speaker
Mennonite Mission Network will sponsor a guest speaker at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, June 29, at Trinity Mennonite Church, 211 Elm St., Hillsboro.
Linda Shelly, Latin America director for Mennonite Mission Network, will talk about “God’s Gifts to the Latin American Churches.”
Shelly graduated with a master’s degree in peace studies from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary.
She was appointed director for mission relationship in Latin America in 2002 and has worked with individuals, churches and other partners in 10 countries in Latin America.
The public is invited.
Labor Day booths
available in Florence
The Florence Labor Day committee extends an invitation to people interested in setting up a booth during the Labor Day celebration.
Booths can include arts and crafts, and flea-market items.
To set up a booth or for more information, send an e-mail to email@example.com or write in care of Florence Labor Day, P. O. Box 31, Florence, KS 66851.
4-H horse club hosts
fun show June 28
The Marion County-Wide 4-H Horse Project Club will hold a fun show beginning with registration at 5 p.m., Saturday, June 28, at the Marion County Fairground Rodeo Arena.
The show starts at 6 p.m. and will include four events, barrels, poles, ball-in-a-bucket and bareback buck.
The cost is $7 for a single entry and $10 for a family entry. An additional 50 cents will be charged for each event.
Snack and drinks will be available for sale.
Two arenas will be open. One will feature lead line and walk trot, and the second will offer advanced and intermediate.
The public is invited.
to fete statutes
A celebration of “The Great American Bison” will be held with a buffalo-barbecue supper in the evening, Sunday, June 29, on Main Street in Canton.
The Friends of Canton have raised funds to display 10 buffalo statues on the corners of Main Street.
The public is invited to the barbecue and celebration of bison statues in Canton.
HHS Site Council
to sell fireworks
The Hillsboro High School Site Council will sponsor a fireworks stand-open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday, June 30 through Friday, July 4, at the former Dariette lot on West D Street.
A wide variety of fireworks will be available, such as large family packs, sparklers and snaps.
Proceeds will benefit the Trojan After Prom Party.
For more information, call Debbie Allen at 947-0333.
meeting set for July
Marion Manor will hold an advisory-council meeting at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 2, at the care home.
The guest speaker will be Jeanne Rziha, registered nurse and wellness coordinator with Greenhaw Pharmacy, and the Health Post fitness and wellness center in Hillsboro.
Rziha will cover a variety of health issues, such as osteoporosis risk, preventative methods, bone tests and life-style changes.
Bone testing will begin at 11 a.m. To schedule a test for that day, call 620-382-2191.
The public is invited.
Scully to honor retiree Sommerfeld
Scully Partners and Midlands Farm Services of Marion will host a retirement reception for Pete Sommerfeld from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, June 30, at the Durham Senior Center.
Sommerfeld was employed in land maintenance for about 30 years with Scully.
Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited.
Veterans’ service rep set for July 1, 15
Richard Haywood, veterans’ service representative for the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs, is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, July 1 and 15, at the courthouse in Marion.
Any veteran, their dependents or survivors, who have received an Eligibility-Verification Report form or any inquiry from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, should contact Haywood for assistance.
If possible, those seeking an appointment should call the Emporia office at 620-342-3347 ahead of time so all files will be available.