Massages offered

to Red Cross donors

St. Luke Integrated Health Care Clinic massage therapists and Butler County Community College massage therapy stuents will be giving free massages in exchange for donations to the American Red Cross.

Sites and times for massages will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17 at Art in the Park in Marion, and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 21 at the clinic, 921 E. Main, Marion.

HHS choral groups

selling value cards

Members of the Hillsboro High School Concert Choir and Spirit-N-Celebration will be selling value cards starting next week to help fund a trip to Dallas next spring.

Cards are $10 and have discounts from 11 Hillsboro businesses. They are good from Oct. 1 through March 31, 2006.

The following businesses are participating: Alco, Ampride, Caseys, Klose & Kozy, McDonald’s, Nancy’s Fashions, Odds ‘N Ends, Quick Flick, Rod’s Tire, Sonic and Vogt’s.

Those who want to purchase a value card to help support the choral music department can call the high school or contact any choir member.

HCMC Memory Walk planned for Oct. 8

On behalf of the Wichita regional chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Hillsboro Community Medical Center is organizing a Memory Walk, set for Oct. 8 at the Tabor College track.

Registration is at 9 a.m., and the walk is set for 10 a.m. Individuals or teams may participate.

The walk is two miles, which is eight laps around the track.

T-shirts will be given away to anyone who raises $100 or more. Teams and individuals who raise the largest sum of money will be recognized.

The Memory Walk is the primary fund-raising and public-awareness event of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Those interested in walking, forming a team to walk or volunteering should contact HCMC at 947-3114 or Marsha Setzkorn-Meyer by e-mail at marsha@hcmcks.org.

Larsen to sign books, share history Sept. 19

Former Marion County resident Don Larsen will share a humorous history of county development at a 7:30 p.m. book signing Sept. 19 at the Marion City Library.

Larsen’s book, “The Prairie Tides,” recounts how Grandfather Andy, with Mennonite neighbors fleeing conscription to Denmark and Russia, found life on the open prairie a struggle against the elements.

After discussing this and his first book, “I’ve Never Been and Old Man,” Larsen will give the final presentation at the Senior Fair 2000 in Salina Sept. 20.

“The Prairie Tides” is available for $14.95 at Marion Health Mart, Don’s Drugs in Peabody, Thee Bookstore in Hillsboro, Harvey House in Florence or at www.active-books.com.

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

Emmanuel to host

Howards Sept. 25

Ron and Haven Howard, gospel artists from Branson, Mo., will be performing at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion.

With Ron on guitar and trumpet and Haven on piano and keyboard, the Havens have been singing and preaching at revivals, concerts and camps across the United States, New Zealand and Jamaica.

They have directed adult and children’s choirs, conducted music workshops and sung for both thousands at conventions and small groups in back-yard concerts. They have recorded eight albums.

Ron Howard has also written Daily Discovery, an interactive Bible study series published by Cair Paravel Music & Books.

Haven Howard works with the Missouri chapter of Concerned Women for America and speaks frequently to groups about Christian citizenship.

Emmanuel Baptist Church is located at 229 Walnut St., Marion.

Robinsons, Liggetts gather in Burns

The Robinson and Liggett families held a reunion Sept. 4 at the Burns Community Building.

Those in attendance were: Faron and Beverly Wilson of Peabody; Roxanne Robinson and Brett VanGundy of Emporia; Cynthia, Jaylin and Ashten Jackson, Ruth McDowell, Perry Ensley, Leslie Thouvenell, Donna Hiebert, Wes and Christy Hiebert, Rhonda and Bill Liggett and Buck and Doris Liggett, all of Newton; Roger and Rita Robinson of Towanda; Esther Bowen of Goessel; Eunice Robinson and Marilyn Morriss of Eudora; John and Kayleigh Liggett, Laura Gutierrez, Christopher Brault, Tom Williams, Evelynn Danials and Cody Bennet, all of Wichita; Joyce McElroy of El Dorado, Marvin and Martha Serviss and Koby Scott Koehn, all of Canton; and Wendell and Belinda Robinson of Burns.

September: National library card sign-up

September is national library card sign-up month, according to Cathy Fish at Hillsboro Public Library.

Those wishing to sign-up for a card must show a staff member a piece of identification with a current address: a student identification card, current driver’s license or even a letter from the city containing a utility agreement.

Library patrons using their library card during the month of September will receive a small gift.

GHS collecting items for hurricane victims

Goessel High School will be collecting donated items through Sept. 28 at the Goessel Ag Shop for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Students will sort items and deliver them to pick-up sites.

Items needed include any type of clothing, school supplies, canned food and other non-perishable food items, bottled water, soap and other personal hygiene products, bathroom supplies and household supplies.

For more information, call 620-367-2242.

Fun night Sept. 17

at St. John church

St. John Lutheran Church of Moundridge is sponsoring an evening of music and fun Sept. 17.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. with music from the Black Kettle Band, followed by a meal of hamburgers and hot dogs and a moonwalk for kids.

Walter to speak

at Ebenfeld Sept. 18

A Christian Endeavor program will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church in rural Hillsboro.

The program will include a video presentation from Spain by missionary Rolland Walter and a variety of instrumental and vocal musical numbers.

The public is invited to attend.

FCCLA district

training held Sept. 7

Hillsboro FCCLA chapter officers attended District G Officer’s Training Sept. 7 in Sterling.

The event began with an FCCLA 60th birthday celebration roll call, followed by a leadership message from guest speaker Andy Lambert, Sterling College head football coach.

Breakout sessions were held relating to family and teen issues, leadership skills, violence and national programs. Each school signed up for Fall Leadership Academy responsibilities.

Following the sessions, a banana split party concluded the training.

Chapter officers attending included Whitney Allen, Stephanie Abbott, Becky Steketee, Jayme Claassen, Joshua Elliott and adviser Monica Leihy.

Crop Walk 2005

set for Oct. 2 at lake

Crop Walk 2005 will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Marion County Lake.

Crop Walks support the ministry of Church World Service, particularly the grassroots, hunger-fighting development efforts of partner agencies in more than 80 countries. From seeds and tools to wells and water systems to technical training and micro-enterprise loans, Crop Walk funds go to provide tools of hope that empower people to meet their own needs.

Individuals may sign up to walk or to financially support walkers. Contributors may also designate their own denominational relief agency to receive their donations.

Up to 25 percent of the funds raised in this Crop Walk will go to support the Marion County Emergency Food Bank.

For more information, contact Donna Kreutziger in Marion at 620-382-2931 or Paul Jantzen in Hillsboro at 947-5433.

Hillsboro MB to host hymn sing Sept. 18

Friends of the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church will sponsor a hymn sing, set for 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center on the Tabor College campus.

Jonah Kliewer will lead the singing and Lewis Hagen will play trumpet.

The public is invited to attend.

Cub Scout enrollment

set for Sept. 20

A Hillsboro Cub Scouts open enrollment night will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Scouthouse in Memorial Park.

The event will consist of a pizza party and brief informational meeting.

For more information, contact Dan Fryhover at 947-5562.

KVC to host session Sept. 15 in Marion

Marion County KVC Behavorial Healthcare will host a training session from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Butler County Community College, Room 202, 415 S. Cedar, Marion.

Sue Claridge will speak on Satanic ritual abuse.

The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 947-3960.

RV VIM featured at Chat and Dine Sept. 3

Marion County Lake residents at Chat and Dine Sept. 3 were presented a comprehensive review of the aid given by the Recreational Vehicle Volunteers in Missions to financially distressed U.S. citizens.

Using visuals of volunteers working, Betty Fruechting reviewed RV VIM building and repair projects that took place in several states.

Lake residents attending Chat and Dine for the first time were the Barden family: Paul and Carol; Rob and his children, Nicholas, Alyssa, Brittany, Tiffany, Mathew and their guest, Misty Atkison.

Antti Pirskanen, a student from Sweden attending Emporia State University, was a guest of Sue and Willis Peterson.

Recognized for September birthdays were Carol Kirchmer, Betty Fruechting, John Waner and Delmar Iseli. Celebrating their 46th anniversary this month will be Paul and Carol Barden.

The knitted afghan donated by Alberta Pritz was won by Judy Reno. A painting by Reno has been donated for the Oct. 1 fund-raising drawing. The painting will be on display at Central Park Antiques and Emporium in Marion.

The Oct. 1 Chat and Dine will feature a program on “Consumer Concerns” by Sharon Werner, chief attorney of the consumer fraud and economic crime division of the Sedgwick County district attorney’s office.

Hosts for the Oct. 1 Chat and Dine are Helen and Dwight Beckham, Jean and Homer McKellips and Johelen and Dean Fincham.

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