Marion City Library to show movie

Marion City Library will sponsor a movie Saturday morning, Aug. 12.

The movie, an update of a Disney film classic, will be shown at 10 a.m.

It features a workaholic who is transformed into a loveable dog. He discovers that being man’s best friend gives him curious insight into what it takes to be a great dad.

Children age 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Bring pillows as seating is on the floor.

Special-ed records to be destroyed

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative is informing parents that some records of children involved with special-education programs will be destroyed within 60 days of this publication date.

The special education records for children whose birth date falls between Jan. 1, 1977, and Dec. 31, 1980, will be destroyed on or around Oct. 10.

Special-education records for each child with an exceptionality are maintained by the MCSEC until no longer needed to provide education services to the child.

Parents may request that records of their child or children be released to them, or they may request those records continue to be maintained by filling out an appropriate form.

The form may be requested by calling MCSEC at 620-878-4720.

AGAPE to provide meal after parade

The AGAPE Senior Center of Goessel will be serving a noon meal of borscht, ham sandwiches, cheese, zwieback and homemade pie after the parade on Aug. 5 during Goessel’s Threshing Days.

The senior center is located at 101 N. Wheat St. The public is welcome to eat there in air-conditioned comfort.

Steinert approaches 80th milestone

Friends, relatives and acquaintances of Agnes Steinert are encouraged to send her a card on the occasion of her 80th birthday.

Steinert will turn 80 Wednesday Aug. 9. She recently moved to the independent living units of the Good Samaritan Center in Hutchinson, after living eight years in Hillsboro and more than 70 years in Tampa.

Cards or greetings may be sent to the following address: Good Samaritan Villa II, 814 E. 30th Ave., Apt. 218, Hutchinson, KS 67052.

Outdoor concert set for Aug. 6

The annual Spring Valley Mennonite Music Program will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Springfield Park, located on Kansas Highway 15, three miles south of U.S. Highway 56.

This year’s program, “American Roots Music from the Tall Grass Prairie,” will feature the Tallgrass Express String Band.

Band members include Charlie Laughridge, business operator in rural Council Grove; Loren Ratzloff, Canton farmer; and Annie Wilson, teacher and mother of three who helps her husband on their Flint Hills ranch.

Ratzloff and Gail Jordan will provide music at intermission.

Bring your own chairs. Drink will be provided.

Cancer support group to meet

The Marion County Cancer Support Group will hold its first meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Hillsboro Community Medical Center conference room.

Survivors, cancer patients, family and friends are invited to attend.

The support group is a chapter of Victory in the Valley, a nonprofit support group founded in 1982 by Lois Thomi.

Thomi was diagnosed with a rare cancer in 1982 and given a six- to eight-week life expectancy.

She will attend the meeting and tell her story and how Victory in the Valley was founded.

Her daughter Diana Thomi, registered nurse, is the president and executive director of Victory in the Valley. She will tell the resources and support available from Victory in the Valley for cancer patients.

If you are interested in the support group but unable to attend, contact Marsha Setskorn-Meyer at 947-3114 or Victory in the Valley at 316-682-7400.

The monthly support group will meet the first Thursday of each month.

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