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Community meeting

Sept. 2 in Goessel

The Goessel Task Force and the city of Goessel will hold a community meeting at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, in the Goessel Civic Center Community Room, located at 101 S. Cedar.

The meeting agenda will include an update and discussion regarding refiling the $376,000 grant application for the proposed water-drainage project in the city.

According to organizers, it is vital to have a good attendance at the meeting to show support for improvements and development of the community.

Parkview MB Church

offers Bible study

All women are invited to an information and enrollment meeting for Explorer’s Bible Study at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1, in the fellowship hall of Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, located at 610 S. Main in Hillsboro.

Participants are asked to use the east lower-level entrance.

The interdenominational study will focus on the later history of Israel. It will include individual preparation at home, small discussion groups, lectures, printed notes and study questions for each week’s lesson.

Led by Malinda Nikkel, classes will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays.

For more information, call 947-2795 or 947-3258.

Marion library offers

History Alive!

The Marion County Library will host the Kansas Humanities program History Alive! at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 24, at the library.

In recognition of the historic Lewis and Clark Expedition, Phillip Thomas will portray explorer Meriwether Lewis. The West was relatively unknown when Lewis and Captain William Clark explored the Louisiana Purchase in 1806.

The public is invited to navigate the rivers and learn what it was like to hunt with flintlock guns and stay with the Mandan, Sioux and Shoshone Indians.

Portrayer Thomas is professor of history at Wichita State University. He is published and has spoken on a variety of topics, such as medieval history and science, and the exploration and conservation of the West.

Also at the library, the Lewis and Clark Traveling Trunk will be on display during regular library hours through Monday, Aug. 30.

The trunk will feature such items as worksheets, lesson plans, books, music, videos, games and a 15-star flag.

For more information, call the library at 620-382-2442.

Summer band concert at Peabody Aug. 22

The third-annual Peabody Community Band summer concert will be held at 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 22, at Peabody Santa Fe Park.

Featured musicians will be a local flute choir and Nancy Murray Mulholland from Gaithersburg, Md.

Murray Mulholland, who earned a master’s degree in flute performance, will be available Aug. 19, 20 and 21 to offer instruction to flutists in the area.

She will also play the flute at the 10:40 a.m. service, Sunday, Aug. 22, at United Methodist Church in Peabody.

For more information, call 620-983-2246 or 620-983-2174.

“Fun In The Son”

fellowship Aug. 21

“Fun In The Son,” a community fellowship event for everyone, will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21, at Group Shelter No. 2, Cottonwood Point, Marion Reservoir.

Games will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a free hot-dog supper at 6:30 p.m. and singing at 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Aulne United Methodist Church.

In addition to praise singing, there will be performances by the Aulne Crusaders Gospel Quartet, the Aulne Woman’s Trio and pastor Mark Moore and wife Nancy.

Bring lawn chairs. In case of rain, the event will be held at the church, located south of Marion at the corner of Pawnee and 140th.

The public is invited.

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