BBBSMC to offer Game Day Nov. 15

Game Day, sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marion County, will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, at Peabody Elementary School.

Refreshments will be provided.

BBBSMC invites all matches, including school matches, to participate.

The event is an opportunity to involve BBBSMC matches and children on the waiting list. Volunteers interested in working with an unmatched child for an afternoon are encouraged to attend.

If interested in participating in Game Day or for information, call Sherry Soyez at 620-382-3800 by Monday, Nov. 7. Or e-mail questions to her at ssoyez@ksbbs

Vorans to speak on missions in Japan

Peter and Lois Voran, former missionary workers in Japan, will speak from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro.

The program is sponsored by Mennonite Mission Network.

The Vorans were involved in evangelism and church planting when they first traveled to Japan in 1951.

Since 1986, the couple served interim pastorates in many Mennonite congregations. They live in North Newton and attend Shalom Mennonite Church.

The public is invited.

Evening MOPS plans to meet on Nov. 4

Evening Mothers of Preschoolers will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the basement of Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro.

The guest speaker will be Melissa Bartel, owner of Panhandlers Catering Co.

Bartel will share secrets of how to spend more time with family and less time in the kitchen-by preparing quick and easy meals. In lieu of a craft, members will put together a casserole to take home.

Refreshments will be served.

Members are reminded the deadline to turn in candle sales to a steering-team member is Friday, Oct. 14.

New mothers are welcome to attend free of charge for their first visit. Childcare is provided for mothers who attend the sessions.

For more information, call Sherry Soyez at 620-382-2861.

HRC craft class set

for Nov. 15

Hillsboro Recreation Commission will offer a November Craft Class from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 15, at City Hall.

Instructor Sally Barlow, from Dayton’s Hobby Shop in Emporia, will lead crafters in making a turkey wall hanging and a reindeer chime. Crafts made will be displayed at Hillsboro Elementary School.

Students in grades three through six are eligible and are asked to wear old clothes to the class.

The cost is $16 per child; registration deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7; and class size is limited to 30 children. For more information, call HRC at 947-3490.

Veterans’ service rep

to visit Nov. 4, 18

Richard Haywood, veterans’ service representative for the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs, is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4 and 18, at the Marion County Health Department.

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.

Loren Groening

to perform at FHSU

Loren Groening, formerly of Hillsboro, will perform in a concert celebration of the music of J.S. Bach at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, in Beach Schmidt Auditorium at Fort Hays State University.

Joining other musicians in concert, Groening will perform Bach’s Concerto in A Minor for four pianos and string orchestra.

The concert is a fund-raiser for the Hays Public Library.

Marion rec league has hoops openings

Marion Recreation Commission has a few openings left in its winter basketball league for third- through sixth-grade players.

Games will be scheduled in December and January, followed by tournaments in February.

Registration is $20 per player and is due by Nov. 14. For more information, call Margo Yates at 620-382-3425.

Quilt guild to meet Nov. 3 in Hillsboro

The Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

Barbara Graham will narrate a slide presentation about her trip to Sisters Oregon Quilt Show.

Members are asked to bring a fat quarter of fabric for Graham as a gift for her presentation.

Hillsboro FCCLA attends conference

The Hillsboro chapter of FCCLA attended the District G Fall Leadership Academy conference on Oct. 23 at Southeast of Saline.

Members attending were Marci Wodke, Whitney Washmon, Kelsey Kaufman, Heather Stepanek, Whitney Allen, Jessica Allen, Katherine Pike, Diana Wright and sponsor Monica Leihy.

The local chapter was in charge of the mixer at the conference.

Renewal meetings Nov. 5-9 in Goessel

Community-wide renewal meetings will be held in the Goessel area from Nov. 5 through Nov. 9.

Guest speaker will be Myron S. Augsburger, Mennonite theologian, evangelist and author.

The theme for the five-day event will be “The Robe of God: We Are All in the Story,” and each service will begin with singing.

Services will be held at the following locations:

Nov. 5-Alexanderwohl Church at 7 p.m.

Nov. 6-Tabor Church with a chicken barbecue beginning at 5 p.m. and service at 7 p.m.

Nov. 7-Alexanderwohl Church at 7 p.m.

Nov. 8-Goessel Grade School gymnasium for youth at 7 p.m.

Nov. 9-Goessel High School gymnasium at 10 a.m.

Free-will offerings will be taken Friday night and Sunday morning for the Mennonite Central Committee ministries in Iraq. There will also be an opportunity to contribute to MCC Health Kits that will be sent to Honduras.

For more information, call Alexanderwohl Church at 620-367-8192.

BBBS fund-raiser set for Nov. 1

Big Brothers Big Sisters will hold a fund-raiser on Saturday, Nov. 1, to benefit BBBS of Marion, Harvey and McPherson counties.

The event will include a BBBS Bike for Kids Sake Poker Run, silent auction and chili feed.

Sign up is 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Newton Wal-Mart. The bike ride begins 11 a.m. at Wal-Mart with the last rider to arrive at 3 p.m. at the Viking Motorcycle Co. in Lindsborg.

Cars are also welcome to participate in the bike ride. Stops will be made at Marion, Galva, McPherson and Lindsborg.

The chili feed will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Viking Motorcycle Co.

For more information, call Sherry Soyez at 620-382-3800 or e-mail her at ssoyez@ksbbs.org.

Goessel seniors host lunch Nov. 1

Goessel Senior Center will host a lunch, bake sale and garage sale during the Goessel Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday, Nov. 1, at the center in Goessel.

The lunch menu will include chili or chicken-noodle soup and pie. The public is invited.

Toy run includes chili feed & auction

The 10th annual Marion County Toy Run will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, with a chili feed and auction to follow the run.

Participants will leave at 1 p. m. from Eastmoor United Methodist Church parking lot in Marion and travel to Hillsboro for the chili feed and auction at the American Legion.

The event is sponsored by Abate of Kansas District No. 9, Sons of American Legion Squad No. 366 and Route 56 Classic Cruisers.

Cars and bikes are welcome with one new toy per entry.

All toys will be distributed to children of needy families throughout Marion County.

Pilgrimage of Saints Nov. 2 in Pilsen

The 10th annual Pilgrimage of Saints dedicated to Pope John Paul II will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, at St. John Nepomucene Church of Holy Family Parish in Pilsen.

A potluck dinner is scheduled to follow the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Table service and drinks will be provided.

The public is invited.

School retirees host “Fitness Forum”

The Marion County Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the blue and gold room near the Tabor College Cafeteria.

Guest speaker Lou Greenhaw will lead the program “Fitness Forum” focusing on a healthier lifestyle.

For reservations or more information, call Betty Bernhardt at 947-3743 or Pauline Edmonds at 620-382-2532. The public is invited.

Gospel musicians to perform Nov. 2

An evening of gospel music is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 2, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church.

Haskell Cooley will offer a pre-concert at 6:15 p.m. Cooley and wife JoLee have traveled throughout the country and into Canada presenting vocal and instrumental gospel music.

Various groups representing area churches will perform at 7 p.m. A mass choir of community members will also perform.

Vocalist interested in participating in the mass choir are invited to rehearse at 3 p.m. the day of the concert.

The public is invited.

County United Way asks for contributors

United Way of Marion County is starting its first fund-raising campaign and asking for financial support from area residents and businesses.

Co-chairs Carl Long and Vince Nikkel have developed a mailing campaign to benefit such organizations as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Communities in Schools, Scouts, Main Street Ministries and Joyful Noise Community Child Care of Goessel.

Commuters to places of employment outside Marion County can ask their employer to designate their United Way contribution to the county.

“This will go a long way in helping our community grow our own community United Way, which will benefit many throughout the county,” Nikkel said.

Local businesses interested in participating in payroll campaigns can contact Long at 947-3961 and Nikkel at 620-382-4085.

Solid-Waste Board to meet Nov. 5

The regular meeting of the Central Kansas Regional Solid Waste Authority Board will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Hillsboro City Hall and Community Center.

Board members representing Harvey, Marion and McPherson counties will be in attendance.

Agenda items will include claims and invoices, Waste Recycling and Reduction Committee report, discussion and manager’s report.

The meeting is open to the public.

Township reps meet to discuss fire issues

The government representatives of Risley, Liberty, Lehigh and Menno townships will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, at the main offices of Cooperative Grain and Supply Inc. in Hillsboro.

The meeting is scheduled to discuss fire protection of the four townships. The meeting room can be accessed through the west entrance of the building near the alley.

Representatives are Paul D. Penner of Risley Township, Paul Suderman of Liberty Township, Kyle Klaassen of Lehigh Township and Merle Selzer of Menno Township.

Soup/pie lunch set for Senior Center

The Hillsboro Senior Center will host a soup and pie lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at the center.

Chili and chicken-noodle soup, relishes, rolls and pie will be on the menu. The public is invited.

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