Teams needed for horseshoe tourney
Team entries are welcomed for a buddy horseshoe tournament planned for Saturday, Oct. 3, in Hills?boro?s Memorial Park.
Along with trophies, the first-place team will receive $1,000 and the second-place team will receive $500.
The entry fee is $50 per team. A minimum 25 teams are required?the maximum number is 40. The tournament has a double-elimination format.
?We have worked very hard to bring the horseshoe pits up to par again, fixing and repainting backstops and scoreboards,? said Gary McCloud, event organizer.
Entry forms are available at the Memorial Park entrance, the Alco parking lot and beside Jost Service Station in Hillsboro, as well as the Hilltop convenience store in Walton. Entry forms must be received by Oct. 1.
Beaver Dam Fur and Supply and Alarm Service of Hillsboro is sponsoring the event. For more information, call McCloud at 620-877-0652.
Public invited to SCMC event Oct. 15
The public is invited to attend the fifth annual meeting of the Senior Citizens of Marion County Inc. on Thurs?day, Oct. 15, at the Marion Senior Center.
Doors open at 11 a.m., the Friendship Meal will be served at noon and the program will follow at 12:45 p.m.
The speaker this year is Sandy Heyman, quilter and owner of Twigs & Sticks in Burns. The SCMC Board will recognize 18 county quilters. Their work will be on display at the meeting.
The offering this year will go toward establishing a scholarship for a 2016 high school senior from Marion County going into an aging-related field, such as medicine, social work, therapies (physical, speech, occupational, recreational), gerontology or psychology.
People interested in attending are asked to contact the Marion County Department on Aging or their local senior center to register for this event. The cost is $5 per person; registration ends Oct. 7.
CVB offers contest for pumpkin carvers
The Hillsboro Convention & Visitors Bureau is sponsoring a pumpkin-carving contests for children through adults as well as businesses.
Participants are asked to bring their carved jack-o-lanterns to the Chamber office, 120 N. Main, between 4-5 p.m. Oct. 30 to be judged by CVB board members.
Categories are: pre-K through second grade; third grade through sixth grade; seventh grade and older; and ?Best Business.?
The winner in each category will receive a ribbon and a $25 Chamber Buck.
Lifelong Learning to unite music, art
The Musical Visions Trio will lead the Oct. 2 Lifelong Learn?ing program in the Wohlgemuth Music Edu?ca?tion Center in Hillsboro.
Flutist Vada Snider, pianist Karen Loucks and photographer Duane Gra?ham have created a program of music and art titled ?This Is My Father?s World: A Celebration of Beauty in Nature, Music and Art.?
It includes music based on nature themes, both sacred and secular; photos of natural wonders from Kan?sas to Morocco; humorous drawings by Jesse Gra?ber; and art by Bob Regier.
The public is welcomed to attend all Lifelong Learning sessions and may register at the door. Fees are $5 per session.
Attendees may enjoy lunch in the Tabor College cafeteria after the session at the discounted price of $4.
For more information, contact Miriam Kliewer, Lifelong Learning director, at 620-947-0294 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch ?n Learn is
Oct. 7 in Marion
Marion City Library is having a Lunch ?n Learn program from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, with Sharon Mueller and Sharon Boese from Cedar Street Salvage presenting.
The program is about how to take old junk and repurpose it into a treasure.
Mueller and Boese plan to use unique creations they have repurposed and decorated.
The cost is $5; the deadline for reservations is Oct. 1. For more information, call the Marion City Library at 620-382-2442.
Free child screening Oct. 13 in Marion
Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, Oct. 13, in Marion.
Appointments will be available from 9-11:30 a.m. Development will be checked in the cognitive, motor, speech and language and social and emotional 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.