Daily Life Oct. 1 2014

Goessel city-wide cleanup set Oct. 4

Goessel?s city-wide clean?up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, will be south of the city building, 101 S. Cedar.

Employees from the public works department will be manning Dumpsters.

Nothing will be allowed with refrigerant , such as refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners.

No liquid chemicals, empty chemical containers, batteries, tires or household hazardous waste containers will be accepted.

The cleanup is for Goessel residents only.

For more information, call 620-367-8111.

Public invited to SCMC gathering

Senior Citizens of Marion County Inc. invites the public to its 54th annual meeting Thursday, Oct. 16, 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 by Wednesday, Oct. 8. 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.

MHS FFA to host charitable tailgate

The Marion-Florence FFA chapter is sponsoring a tailgate supper at the Marion/Chase County football game Friday, Oct. 3.

All proceeds from the supper will be donated to Marion Community Christ?mas and to Steve and Phoebe Janzen.

A traditional tailgate meal will be served with a hamburger, chips, drink and a cookie.

Members will begin serving at 5:30 p.m. and continue until the game begins at 7 p.m.

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.

Sampson will offer information on the subject and what the St. Luke therapy department can do to help.

For more information, call Roger Schroeder by phone at 620-382-2177 or email: roger.schroeder@slhmarion.org.

HRC, Skywalkers to offer gymnastics

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission and Sky?walkers, a trampoline and tumbling program in Emporia, Wichita, Ottawa and Marion, will be offering gymnastics classes for boys and girls in Hillsboro beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the 4-H Building at the fairgrounds.

A minimum of 25 students will be required to offer the program. Age groups will be 5-7, 8-12 and 13 and older. Three- and 4-year-olds will be accepted if there?s enough interest.

The cost is $45 per month, which is lower than other Skywalkers? programs because of cooperation by the Hillsboro Recreation Commission.

Information about Skywalkers is available at skywalkersgymnastics.com.

For signup forms, go to cityofhillsboro.net/hrc/ or email the city office at recreation@cityofhillsboro.net.

If you have questions, call 620-947-3490.

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