Prof to speak on prehistoric Kansas
The Cottonwood Crossing Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association will host ?Kansas B.C.,? a presentation by Donald Blakeslee, at 7 p.m. Thurs?day, July 23, in the community room at the Goessel City Building, located on Cedar Street, one-half block south of Main Street.
Blakeslee, an expert on prehistoric and early historic Plains life, is professor of anthropology at Wichita State University
His presentation will focus on Kansas in the era prior to Columbus.
Members of the community are invited to attend the free program, which is made possible by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council.
Ratzlaff & Webb to perform in Goessel
The duo Ratzlaff & Webb will perform a benefit concert in Goessel starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, in the high school auditorium. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
Jamey Ratzlaff, a Goessel-area native, and Doug Webb were two of the founding members of Sawdust Char?ley.
The duo will perform their favorite rock, roots and country music from the 1950s through the 1970s, including songs by The Band, The Burrito Brothers and the Beatles as well as original songs handcrafted in the heartland of America.
The concert will benefit Mennonite Heritage & Agri?cultural Museum, an eight-building open-air folk museum in Goessel.
Donations are welcomed; there is no admission fee.
The concert is being held in conjunction with Goessel Country Threshing Days, July 31-Aug. 2.
MCDA offering 3 classes in August
The Marion County Department on Aging will be offering a ?Lead Your Health, Living with Dia?betes? class at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 in the community room at Hilltop Manor, 1501 E. Lawrence, Marion.
The class will look at healthy eating, diabetes monitoring, planning meals, dealing with difficult emotions and working with your health professional. The class meets on successive Tuesday for six weeks. There is no cost to attend.
A tai chi for diabetes session will be offered at 1-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the Marion Senior Center. It is designed for individuals who have diabetes. There is no cost to attend.
A caregiver education and support group will meet at 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at Marion Assisted Liv?ing, 200 Eisenhower Drive, Marion.
The class will discuss such topics as challenges in care-giving, dealing with stress, communication and dealing with emotions.
This class will meet every Monday for six weeks. There is no cost to attend.
To register for any of these classes contact the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580.
Relay supporters to walk in fair parade
Organizers of the ACS Relay For Life of Marion County invite supporters of the event to walk as a group in the Marion County Fair parade 10 a.m. Saturday.
Walkers are encouraged to wear a survivor shirt, any relay shirt or dress up in their favorite 1980s attire. As they walk, they will be handing out fliers with information about the Relay For Life event.
Walkers are asked to meet at 9:30 a.m. on Third Street in Hillsboro between Lincoln and Washington streets.
Relay participants from any team or past relays are welcomed.
Also, the Relay For Life event will have a booth in the Commercial Building on the fairgrounds where the ?Color Me a Cure? fundraising quilt will be on display.
The Commercial Building will be open during the fair from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Horse ministry coming Aug. 4
The Wild Horse Minis?tries will in Hillsboro at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 on the Marion County Fairgrounds.
The event will include Paul Daily, who follows the steps outlined in the ?Round Pen of Life? when training a horse.
As Daily works with the horse, he points out similarities between people?s relationship with God and a horse?s relationship with its trainer.
The event is free and sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Durham.
Child screening set for Aug. 11
Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, Aug. 11, in Hillsboro.
Appointments are available from 9-11:30 a.m. At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of cognitive, motor, speech and language, and social and emotional. Vision and hearing will also be screened.
This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 620-382-2858.