Franz celebrates 100th birthday

Mary Franz celebrated her 100th birthday Tuesday, Oct. 16, with friends, relatives and residents at Park Village.

She also celebrated with family during the summer.

Thanks to all who honored her birthday with cards, phone calls and

KVC plans session for parents Oct. 19

KVC Behavioral Health Care will sponsor a free training session on “Parenting the Child With Attachment Problems” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion.

Kim Cross, a licensed specialist clinical social worker with 25 years experience in the mental health field and founder of the Kansas Attachment Center, will present the training.

For more information, contact Pam Loewen at 947-3960.

The public is invited to attend.

Marion library plans movie event Oct. 21

The Marion City Library will show a PG-rated family movie at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

Public is invited to attend the free event. Children under age 7 must have adult supervision.

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

Breakfast, yard sales Oct. 21 in Ramona

Several garage sales will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in Ramona.

Biscuits and gravy will also be available at 8 a.m. at 206 D Street, formerly the Cheers II building. Two biscuits with gravy are $2, one biscuit with gravy is $1.50, and coffee and hot chocolate are 50 cents per cup.

Proceeds benefit the Park Improvement Committee, which is fund-raising to build bathrooms in Ramona’s city park.

Just to speak at Aulne revival event

Pastor Rick Just will be the guest speaker at 7 p.m. revival services Oct. 22-24 at Aulne United Methodist Church in Florence.

Just was raised in Marion County and serves as pastor of Leoti United Methodist Church.

The church will also hold a ground-breaking ceremony for its addition at 5 p.m. Sunday, followed by a 6 p.m. potluck meal.

The public is invited to attend.

Apps available for Leadership MC

Applications are being accepted until Nov. 15 for the 2007 class of Leadership Marion County.

Classes will meet from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every other Thursday from Jan. 11 to May 24, with graduation set for Aug. 19.

The LMC program seeks to unify the communities of Marion County as it identifies future leaders, examines issues, enhances the network of present and potential leaders and encourages responsible service at the local and county levels.

Curriculum includes servant leadership, learning styles, steps to a performing community, wisdom cycle, vision, collaboration, consensus, facilitating and personal mission.

Included in the program is a class project that participants choose, develop and implement together as the “lab” of the program. Tuition cost is $175.

Applications are available at all city offices in the county, the Free Press offices in Hillsboro and Marion and the Marion County Record office in Marion.

Delta Kappa Gamma chapter meets

Fifteen members and two guests of the Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met Oct. 7 at HHS, hosted by LeOra Grunau and Marilyn Ratzlaff and presided by Anita Boese.

Sara Hill was reinstated as a member. Boese presented the Rose Award to the chapter for its work in Marion County communities.

Members voted to continue supplying a subscription to a nature magazine for the county Headstart programs.

Joanne Loewen of the Tabor talked about the education department’s “C” goals of commitment, Christian values, competency in content and pedagogy, compassion and collaborative leadership.

The next meeting will be Nov. 5 in the HHS Wiebe Media Center.

Sound Foundation to perform Oct. 22

The Sound Foundation, an acappela male quartet from Pretty Prairie, will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in rural Goessel.

The public is invited to attend.

Trojan band plans concert, auction

Hillsboro Trojan Band will hold its annual marching concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Tabor College’s Reimer Field.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the small gym by the HHS office.

A work auction of students will follow the concert, with money to go toward trip to Branson in May.

The public is invited to attend.

Haunted house event in Ramona

Ramona’s fifth and largest haunted house will be open from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27 and 28, in an old house east of Ramona.

Drive to and park your vehicle at the corner of 100th and 270th streets, where you’ll be picked up for a 6- to 10-minute hayrack ride to the haunted house. Dress warmly.

Entrance fees are $6 for a family of six or less. Couples pay $2.50 and single price is $1.50.

The haunted house is sponsored by the Ramona Park Improvement Committee, which is dedicated to building bathrooms in Ramona’s city park.

For more information, call Jeannie Goza at 785-366-0931 or Angel Harold at 366-3619.

Halloween parties at Marion library

The Marion City Library will hold two Halloween events, one for children ages 3 to 6 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, followed by one for children ages 6 to 10 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Both events will include games, crafts and snacks. Children are encouraged to wear costumes.

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

Girl Scout recruiting party set for Oct. 24

A Girl Scout recruiting event will be begin at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Hillsboro Elementary School gym.

The Halloween-themed event will include games and activities for girls in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Parents are invited to attend.

Harbor Lights in concert at Emanuel

A Harbor Lights concert of gospel and contemporary Christian music will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Emanuel Baptist Church in Marion.

An offering will be taken for Samaritan’s Purse and designated to the “Darfur Project.”

Canton center to honor 25 years

Canton Senior Center will celebrate its 25th anniversary at its current location with an open house from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at 112 S. Main.

The public is invited to attend.

Open house for Leona Funk’s 84th

Leona Funk will celebrate her 84th birthday with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro.

Women’s retreat Oct. 28 in Peabody

The Peabody Main Street Association will host a “How Does Your Garden Grow? Asters, Apples and Accessories” women’s retreat from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Peabody Senior Center.

The event will include musical entertainment, fun and informative presentations, a luncheon and crafts.

A variety of independent vendors will be in attendance for participants and their shopping pleasure.

Registration costs $15 per person. For more information or to register, contact Kristen Hooper at 620-983-2174 or e-mail at pmsa@peabodyks.com.

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