Deadline today for SCMC registration
The deadline to register for the 54th Senior Citizens of Marion County Inc. annual meeting is today, Oct. 8.
The public is invited to the gathering, which will be at the Hillsboro Senior Center.
Registration will open at 11 a.m., followed by the Friendship Meal at noon and the program at 12:45 p.m.
The speaker will be Steve Noble, USD 410 superintendent. The SCMC board will then honor 16 retired teachers who live in Marion County.
The offering this year will go toward a scholarship for a Marion County 2015 high school senior who plans to pursue a field related to aging, such as medicine, social work, therapy (physical, speech, occupational, recreational), gerontology or psychology.
To register for the event, contact the Marion County Department on Aging or your local senior center. The cost is $5 per person.
Event highlights Mennonites? story
Mennonites? experience in Prussia and Russia will be the focus of a Heritage Lectures series at Alexan?der?wohl Mennonite Church near Goessel on Saturday morning, Oct. 11.
The series is sponsored by Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum in Goessel.
The presenter will be Mark A. Jantzen, associate professor of history at Bethel College and author of ?Mennonite German Soldiers: Nation, Religion, and Family in the Prussian East, 1772-1880.?
The series schedule is: ?A Long Sojourn in Prussia/ Poland? at 9 a.m. ; break, 10 a.m.; ?A Short Sojourn in Russia,? 10:30 a.m.
The lecture series is in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the museum and of the 140th anniversary of the immigration of numerous Mennonites to Kansas from Russia in 1874.
This event is free and open to the public.
HHW trailer will be in Goessel Oct. 11
The Marion County household hazardous waste trailer will be available from 9-11 a.m. Oct. 11 in Goessel.
Residents wanting to drop off items are asked to go south of the Goessel City Building at 101 S. Cedar.
The household hazardous waste trailer is different from city-wide cleanup day.
For more information, call the city office at 620-367-8111.
Free screening in Marion Oct. 14
Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children, birth through 5 years old, from 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Marion Presbyterian Church.
At the screening, development will be checked in the learning, motor, language and social areas. Vision and hearing also will be screened.
This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcomed, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 620-382-2858.
TEEN board plans Oct. 15 meeting
The Technology Excel?lence in Education Network will have its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15. at the USD 408 district office, 101 N. Thorp, Marion.
For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.
Marion library plans movie day
The Marion City Library is showing three Halloween movies for children and their families.
Starting at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the Santa Fe Room, the movies will run about 25 minutes each and are rated G-PG.
Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge to attend the movies.
For titles or more information, call the library at 620-382-2442.
Foundation benefit planned Oct. 11
St. Luke Foundation is inviting everyone to Prairie Night Parlee with doors opening at 6 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Marion Community Center, Santa Fe and Third streets.
This is the third annual benefit for the foundation and the cost is donation at the door.
Entertainment is provided by Tallgrass Express String Band.
For more information or to make a reservation, call 620-382-2177.
?Barn Quilt? class offered Oct. 26
The Marion County Quilt Trail Committee will offer another ?Barn Quilt 101? class starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Marion County Lake Hall.
Participants will have the opportunity to paint a 2-foot by 2-foot barn block. The registration fee will cover all supplies. Payment may be made the day of the class.
To register, call Teresa Huffman at 620-381-3920, or e-mail her at thuffman@ marioncoks.net.
Chat and Dine set Oct. 11 at MC lake
The Marion County Lake Chat and Dine dinner is Oct. 11. This dinner will be a wiener roast and hay ride around the county lake.
Everyone is asked to meet at the east shelter at 5:30 p.m.
Bring some wieners and a Hershey bar for smores for yourself and, if possible, some sticks for roasting.
Everything else will be provided.
Because this is a special time and location, please advise others interested in attending.
Lunch, Learn, Live program set Oct. 8
The Lunch, Learn and Live program is back from noon until 1 p.m. beginning Oct. 8 in the basement of St. Luke Medical Clinic.
The first in the series will feature Nicole Sampson, an occupational therapist, discussing ?Cognitive Changes in the Elderly: Therapy Options, Home Recommendations and Helpful Advice.?
The event is open to the public and lunch is provided at no cost.
For more information, call Roger Schroeder by phone at 620-382-2177.
HRC offering three new programs
The Hillsboro Recreation Commission is offering three new programs this month.
The first is a field trip to the Tanganyika Wildlife Park by Goddard. Youth in grades one through six should meet at Hillsboro City Hall at 8:30 a.m. Follow?ing activities and lunch at the zoo, the group will return for an hour of bowling at Bluejay Lanes in Hills?boro.
Parents can pick up their children at the bowling alley between 4 and 4:30 p.m. The $30 cost for the field trip must be turned in by Oct. 15.
The second program is a free open gym for volleyball from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 12, 19, 26 and possibly Nov. 2. A separate pair of clean gym shoes is required. Volleyballs will be provided.
The third program is a pumpkin-carving class from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Each participant will receive a carving kit and several patterns.
Hints will be given on ways of carving and preserving the pumpkin, along with recipes to make homemade pumpkin seeds.
This class is limited to 20 third-grade through sixth-grade students. Parents are encouraged to assist. The fee for this program is $10.
Flyers for HRC programs are available at cityofhillsboro.net/hrc/ or the city office. Call 620-947-3490 for more information.