Community News Briefs (9-24-19)

Mennonite Heritage Museum

The stories of the “Seagoing Cowboys and Tractors to Poland” will be the topic of the Fall 2019 Heritage Lecture starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

Hear their stories of bringing cattle and tractors to a starving and war-torn Europe during the years of ’45-’47.

The location is Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall. The church is 1 mile north of Goessel on Hwy K-15.

This event is sponsored by the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum and is free and open to the public. Donations to the museum are welcome.

Senior Citizens of Marion County

The Senior Citizens of Marion County, Inc. invites all individuals to join them in celebrating their beginning 59 years ago.

The celebration is taking place on Thursday, Oct 17 at the Hillsboro Senior Center.

Registration will begin at 11 a.m. The Friendship Meal will be served at 12p.m. and the program beginning at 12:45 p.m.

This year the Senior Citizens of Marion County are honoring 10 county volunteers. The speaker will be Noelle Dickinson, Marketing Director at Newton Presbyterian Manor.

The free will offering this year will go towards establishing a scholarship for a 2020 Marion County Senior going into related field to aging such as medicine, social work, therapies (physical, speech, occupational, recreational) gerontology, psychology.

Please contact the Marion County Dept on Aging or your local senior center to register for this event. Cost of registration is $5. 25 per person and must register by Monday October 7 to attend.

Tanganyika Wildlife Park trip

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission is sponsoring a field trip to the Tanganyika Wildlife Park by Goddard on Oct 21!

They plan to meet at Hillsboro City Hall at 8:30 a.m. and should be back around 4:30-5 p.m. This program is for youth in grades 1st-6th.

We plan to arrive at the zoo around 10 a.m. and have a guided tour of a portion of the park. After the tour, we will attend a feeding of selected animals, and then start our trip through the zoo.

At 11:30 am, we will take a break from the zoo and have a lunch that will be provided by the zoo. After lunch, we will have an education class with some animals and then finish our tour through the zoo before we end the trip back in Hillsboro at Bluejay Lanes for an hour of bowling.

Please pick up your child between 4:30 and 5 p.m. at Bluejay Lanes.

The cost for the field trip is $30. Attendees must be registered by Oct 11 so we will be able to order the lunches and have the correct supervision.

HRC Chopped JR. Class starting soon

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission, is sponsoring a new class call Chopped Jr. What dish would you create out of apples, rotisserie chicken, fresh parsley, and eggs? The various combinations from our student chefs are always surprising and delicious!

Chopped Jr. is the opportunity for your child chef to prepare a dish out of four required ingredients as well as a pantry of other options. Their dishes are then judged on taste, presentation, and creativity.

While no one will be “chopped”, they WILL have the opportunity to learn basic cooking techniques, to practice knife skills, and to try new food combinations.

The class will be led by HMS teachers Anne Janzen and Tamara Cassidy. Chopped Jr. will be held in the FACS (hospitality room) at the school on Oct 26, 9-11 a.m. for 5th and 6th graders; and 1 -3 p.m. for 7th and 8th graders.

Deadline to register is Oct 18.

Sign up for any of our HRC programs online at Home on any computer, tablet or smart phone as long as you have a credit card or check card.

Early Childhood Screening in Centre

A FREE screening for children birth through five years old will be held Tuesday, October 8 at Centre. Appointments will be available from 9 – 11:30 a.m.

At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of: cognitive, motor, speech/language, and social/emotional. Vision and hearing will also be screened.

This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. Allchildren are welcome, but an appointment is necessary.

Please call 620-382-2858 Ext. 7 for an appointment.

The screening is sponsored by Marion County Early Intervention Services.

Garden Club to meet Sept 26

The Town and Country Garden Club meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept 26 at 7 p.m. Work at the Butterfly Garden will be prior to the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and join the fun!!

For more information call Luanne Soukup at 367-2410.

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