Hunter safety class set for Oct. 13-15

A hunter safety class is scheduled for Oct. 13, 14 and 15 in the multi-purpose room at Marion Elementary School, 1400 E. Lawrence.

Hours will be 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. 5 p.m. Sunday.

There is no charge, but participants need to pre-register by calling Cindy Ragland at Flint Hills Firearms & Retrievers at 620-382-2943.

Class size is limited to the first 50 people who sign up, and in order to be certified, participants must be 11 years old by the first day of the class.

The event is sponsored by Flint Hills Firearms, Quail Forever and Ducks Unlimited, and taught by certified Kansas Hunter Education instructors.

Legion auxiliary to meet Oct. 17

The American Legion No. 366 Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Legion Post, 405 Floral Drive, Hillsboro.

Eileen Unruh won the squad’s $700 Vogt’s beef-bundle drawing held Oct. 7.

Section 8 assistance apps now available

Applications for Section 8 rental assistance are now available through the Flint Hills Housing Authority.

Fore more information, call 1-800-432-2703.

MCSEC board plans Oct. 16 meeting

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative board of directors will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the MCSEC conference room, 302 W. Eighth, Florence.

Quilts of Valor to honor Holub

Quilts of Valor will present Molly Holub, a U.S. soldier from Marion who was wounded in Iraq, with a quilt at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Hillsboro American Legion No. 366, 405 Floral Drive.

A reception for Holub will follow. The public is invited to attend.

Goessel boosters plan tailgate event

The Goessel Booster Club is sponsoring a tailgate party from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 13 inside the football stadium.

A Mexican meal will be served for $5. The public is invited to attend.

HMS, HHS choirs to perform Oct. 17

Hillsboro Middle School and High School choirs, directed by Lynn Just, will be presenting their fall concert Tuesday, Oct 17.

A new concert schedule will be used to allow for more seating at each portion of the concert.

Seventh- and eighth-grade choirs will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the high-school auditorium, followed by an intermission.

The high-school groups, including mixed chorus, Spirit-N-Celebration and concert choir, will perform at 7:45 p.m.

The public is invited to attend.

HES book fair set for Oct. 16-20 in library

Hillsboro Elementary School will host a book fair the week of Oct. 16 to 20 in the library.

The fair is open to the public daily from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday during parent-teacher conferences.

Items for sale will include children’s books, posters, activity books, calendars, cookbooks, computer CDs and gift items.

Proceeds will be used to purchase library materials, Accelerated Reader tests and book prizes for the school reading program.

Book discussion group set for Oct. 13

Hillsboro Public Library’s book-discussion group will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the city council meeting room.

The book is “The Red Tent” by Anita Diamant. It is not necessary to have read the book to attend.

Map available for ‘Scarecrows’ event

Organizers have produced a map for people interested in seeing entries in Scarecrows on Parade, a cooperative event involving Ramona, Tampa, Lincolnville, Lost Springs and Burdick.

Beginning Oct. 14, the map can be picked at the following locations:

Ramona: Ramona Cafe or the Barbershop Gallery & Gift Shop.

Tampa: Granny’s Little Grill or the old postal building.

Lincolnville: Bailey’s Grill & Tavern.

Lost Springs: Al’s Cafe.

Burdick: Burdick Meat Market.

Scarecrows on Parade is an outdoor event featuring homemade scarecrows that are humorous, sometimes scary and often life-like, according to Jessica Gilbert, event coordinator from Ramona.

“The purpose of the event is to give folks a reason to drive through our little towns during the beautiful fall season, and invite them to sample the food at the eating establishments that are in all five towns,” she said.

All five towns have eating establishments that are open on Saturdays. Only the Ramona Cafe and Granny’s Grill are open Sunday for dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Three Marion County officials have been asked to judge the event on Oct. 14-15: county commissioners Dan Holub and Randy Dalke and county sanitation director Bobbie Strait.

Most scarecrows will stay on display through Halloween.

Boys Scouts plan Marion food pickup

Boy Scouts of Marion will pick up non-perishable food items on Saturday, Oct. 14, in Marion.

Residents can leave items in a grocery sack or box on the front porch in a visible spot.

For more information to donate at another time, call Jackie Palic at 620-382-3757 or David Richmond at 382-2763.

City of Hillsboro cleaning sewers

The city of Hillsboro will be cleaning sanitary sewers in certain areas of town through Friday, Oct. 13.

Affected residents will be notified with a yellow notice on their front door indicating precautions they may take.

For more information, call city hall at 947-3162.

Health dept plans immunization clinic

The Marion County Health Department will host an immunization clinic from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18.

No nurse will be available that morning.

Gospel gathering event held Sept. 30

The Indian Harvest Gospel Gathering hosted by the Peabody Historical Society was incorrectly advertised as scheduled for Oct. 30.

The event took place Sept. 30.

Marion library plans genealogy workshop

The Marion City Library will host a genealogy workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 14.

Gene Ewert will discuss methods for getting started in genealogy research, including the use of pedigree charts, family group sheets, local archives, public records, cemeteries, microfilm, computer software and online resources.

A CD on genealogy research will be available for purchase.

The public is invited to attend and encouraged to pre-register for the free event by calling the library at 620-382-2442.

Mystery writer to visit Marion library

Kansas author Nancy Pickard will visit the Marion Public Library for a book-signing and program at 7 p.m. Oct. 17.

Her latest mystery is “The Virgin of Small Plains.” She has won the Agatha, Anthony and Macavity awards for her novels.

The public is invited to attend.

So. Cottonwood 4-H plans kickoff potluck

The South Cottonwood 4-H Club will host its annual potluck and kickoff meeting at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hillsboro.

The Sunday service will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Newcomers are encouraged to attend the meeting and potluck.

For more information, call Marilyn Bartel at 947-3929.

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