St. Luke plans seminar for May 2

St. Luke Hospital & Living Center will present a free seminar program called “You Don’t Need Another Stroke” to inform stroke survivors, family members and caregivers about how to help protect against a stroke.

The seminar, beginning at 7 p.m., May 2, in the basement of St. Luke Hospital & Living Center Clinic, is designed to provide stroke survivors with information to help them become effective partners in their own recovery.

According to the American Heart Association, about 5.4 million stroke survivors live in the United States today. People who have had a stroke face a nine times greater risk of another stroke, and a two times greater risk of having a heart attack versus the general population.

The seminar includes a video featuring Mark Alberts, professor of neurology and director of the stroke program at Northwestern University Medical School and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Alberts addresses:

definition and causes of strokes;

why an individual is at an increased risk of having a future stroke or heart attack;

lifestyle changes that a patient can make after experiencing a stroke;

importance of appropriate medications and how they work.

The seminar, developed by the Bristol-Myers Squibb/Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Partnership, will be presented by registered nurses Janet Herzet and Judi Burkett, of St. Luke Hospital & Living Center and Marion County Home Care.

For more information about the program, contact St. Luke at 620-382-2177; ask for Herzet or Burkett.

HRC drama auditions May 22

Summer drama auditions for students who have completed grades six through 12 by the end of May will be Monday, May 22, in the Hillsboro High School vocal room.

Students will be auditioning for parts in the melodrama “The Sage of Sagebrush Sal” to be performed June 9.

Students who have completed grades one through five will be performing Olio’s before the melodrama and between acts.

Registration deadline is May 9. Cost is $20 for grades 1-5 and $25 for grades 6-12. Drama camp, which runs from June 5-9, will be included with the fee.

For information and a schedule of practices, rehearsals and performances, contact Lynn Just at 620-382-3805 or the Hillsboro Recreation Commission office at 947-3490 or via e-mail at hillsbororec@earthlink.net.

Card shower to mark 99th birthday

Friends and relatives of Stanley Konarik are invited to contribute to a card shower to mark his 99th birthday May 4.

Cards can be sent in care of Marion Manor, 1500 E. Lawrence St., Marion KS 66861.

Next Chat & Dine will be held May 6

Marion County Lake residents, seasonal and full-time, will meet for a potluck dinner and bingo Saturday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. in South Lake Hall.

Participants are encouraged to bring one wrapped garage-sale “wanna be” that can be used for a prize for bingo.

The prize for the rent-subsidy drawing-a basket filled with plants-is on display at Central Park Antiques Emporium in Marion until Saturday, May 6. The drawing for this item will be held at Chat and Dine. A winner, not in attendance, will be notified.

The agenda will include final signup for Upland Road Cleanup on May 10 and recognition of first-time residents attending at Chat and Dine as well as May birthday and anniversary celebrations.

Hosting are Carolyn and Paul White, Joyce Paquette, Alberta Pritz, Connie Olmstead and Willard Hett.

ELP Product Fairset for April 28

The Extended Learning P Product Fair will be held April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Center High School.

Seniors will present their projects from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in which they will demonstrate their proficiency in using language arts. This year’s students selected a variety of topics including games, music sports, careers and other personal interests.

A variety show with skits, singing and other talent will follow at 7:30 p.m.

The evening will conclude with a movie premier of “Why Do Chickens Always have the Biggest Beaks?: The Sequel,” written, directed and produced by Rachel Davis and Tad Remy.

According to event planners, in this comedy some content may be too sophisticated or bizarre for young children; parental discretion is advised.

Camp Wood to hold open house

Camp Wood WMCA is hosting an open house to celebrate it’s 90th year Saturday, May 6, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Activities will include archery, arts and crafts, fishing, games, canoeing and lead horse rides.

All of the buildings will be open for viewing and staff will be available to answer questions about summer residence camp, retreats, conferences and family reunions.

Prizes will be provided by Kansas Wildscape and its sponsors.

For more information, visit www.campwood.org or call 620-273-8641.

KDWP to combat alcohol misuse

Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks, in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Transportation, will be stepping up enforcement efforts to combat underage drinking on KDWP lands, which are managed as wildlife areas.

Throughout the state, natural resource officers will focus on problem KDWP areas known or suspected to be used by underage drinkers.

These areas, also referred to as “party spots,” will be heavily patrolled by several natural resource offices during selected high-use periods.

Persons not of legal age caught consuming alcoholic beverages will be processed through the judicial system.

Vet service rep in Marion May 2

Richard Haywood, veterans’ service representative for the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs, is scheduled to be in Marion Tuesday, May 2, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marion County Health Department.

Veterans, widows and dependents should call 620-342-3347 ahead to time to make sure all files and information are readily available.

Because Haywood will be attending a three-day training conference, no appointments will be held Tuesday, May 16.

Quilt guild to meet at UMC May 1

The Country Stitchers quilt guild will meet Monday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

Ethel Abrahams will present a program on celebrating traditions.

Guests are welcome. There is a charge for non-guild members to attend.

Farmer’s Market poster contest

The due date for poster entries for Farmer’s Market has been extended to April 27.

Hillsboro children in grades one through six are invited to submit their drawings-in any medium-of what they think a farmer’s market looks like.

The theme is “homemade/ homegrown.”

Posters should include the name, grade and phone number on the back. Entries should be taken to the Chamber of Commerce office at 109 S. Main St. in Hillsboro.

Women attend Salina convention

Five women from Marion County were among the 500-plus attendees and guests of the Kansas District Lutheran Women’s Missionary League – Lutheran Women in Mission April 21-23 at the BiCentennial Center in Salina.

Local participants included Jean Olander and Jeri Klose of Zion Lutheran Church in Hillsboro, Marilyn Riemer of Immanuel in Canton, and Joyce Medley and Cindy Bentz of St. John Lutheran Church in Tampa.

The convention adopted mission projects and financial aid to students that involve a commitment to raise $72,000 over the next two years.

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League is the official women’s auxiliary of the Lutheran Church-Missouri.

PEO chapter meets at Marion church

P.E.O. Chapter DB met April 17 at the Marion Presbyterian Church.

Hostesses for the meeting were Margaret Pickering, Diane Leiker and Eloise Mueller. Sixteen members were present.

Debbie Darrow was installed as chaplain during the business meeting. Following the business meeting, three members of the Marion High School forensics team gave a program.

The next meeting will be May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Christian Church in Marion.

Dance club to mark 30 years instruction

The Shoe Scuffer Square Dance Club will celebrate “30 Years of Fun and Fellowship Set to Music” May 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hesston Middle School.

All square dancers, former dances and friends are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

The club began with eight couples in the basement of Allen and Marcia Hahn in November 1975. Now 52 members in nine area towns participate.

Dances are held the 2nd and fourth Saturday of each month during the school year.

For information, call Hesston 620-327-2231, Newton 316-283-5828, Whitewater 316-799-2382 or McPherson 620-241-0013.

Players sign up for summer program

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission is extending the sign-up period for boys and girls interested in participating in summer baseball programs.

The deadline for boys and girls ages 3 and 4 for Blastball, boys and girls ages 5 and 6 in T-ball and boys and girls ages 7 and 8 for coach pitch has been extended to May 1.

Registration forms are available at Hillsboro City Hall.

For more information, contact recreation director Matt Dalke at 947-3490 or via e-mail at hillsbororec@earthlink.net.

HES to present ‘Get in the Game’ May 2

Hillsboro Elementary School fifth grade will present the musical “Get in the Game” May 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hillsboro High School auditorium.

The public is invited to attend.

Mainstreet to hold garden party

A garden party will be held May 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mainstreet Apartments.

Donations will be taken for landscaping needs. The Garden Center of Hillsboro will be open from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. so you can purchase items for donation.

Trees and shrubs will already be chosen and marked for purchase. Flowers can be picked out and purchased also. The Garden Center will be giving a 20 percent discount for any “Mainstreet” purchases that day.

Snacks and drinks will be served by the Hillsboro, Parkview and Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren churches.

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