Deadline nears for CHS physicals
Centre High School is conducting athletic/activity physicals through the St. Luke Clinic in Marion from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 3.
Any sixth- through 11th-grade student who would like to get a physical to participate in activities next year is encouraged to participate, said Greg Wyatt, athletic director.
The cost is $10 and checks may be made payable to ?Centre High School.? Wyatt said students will be bused to Marion for the physical, but will need to bring their form and money with them. The deadline to sign up for physicals is Friday, April 29.
For more information, call Wyatt at 785-983-4321.
Defensive driving course planned
The American Association of Retired Persons will be offering a defensive driving course from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, May 24 and 26, at the Hillsboro Senior Center, 212 N. Main St.
?The class is not just for senior citizens, but for any licensed driver,? a spokesperson said.
No actual driving is required, but participants must attend both four-hour sessions to receive completion certification for insurance reductions.
Richard and Marilyn Riemer of Hillsboro will teach the classes. For more information, call the center at 620-947-2304 or the Riemers at 620-947-3453.
Mayor?s Prayer Breakfast May 5
The Mayor?s Prayer Breakfast, planned in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer, will be at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 5, at Olde Towne Restaurant, Hillsboro.
The breakfast is sponsored by the Hillsboro Area Ministerial Association and will include a time of prayer from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. for national, state and local leaders.
The cost of the breakfast is $8.
For more information or to make a reservation, individuals can sign up at local churches or call the United Methodist Church office at 620-947-5643 or Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church at 620-947-3871.
The deadline for reservations is noon, May 3.
Tai chi classes in Peabody, Marion
A tai chi six advanced movements class will be offered at the Marion and Peabody senior center starting May 2.
The sessions at both locations will be on Mondays and Wednesdays. The Peabody sessions will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the Marion sessions from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The cost is $10 for the six-week class. It would be helpful to have taken the first basic movements class before learning the six advanced movements. The first six movements will be reviewed, but the focus will be on the advanced movements.
If you are interested in taking the basic movments or the six advanced movements but this time doesn?t work for you, call the Marion County Department on Aging to discuss a different time.
If you are interested in taking the class in Peabody, call the senior center there at 620-983-2226. Call Department on Aging at 620-382-3580 if you are interested in taking the class in Marion.
Flexible fuel pump help available
Renewable energy systems as defined in the Rural Energy for America Program, also known as REAP, is looking at renewable energy systems to include flexible fuel pumps.
REAP will fund up to 25 percent of the cost of the pumps or $500,000, whichever is less.
For more information, call Doug Clary in Newton at 316-283-0307.
Center hosts site for prayer event
The Peabody Senior Center is hosting a National Day of Prayer gathering May 5.
The center is reserving lunch for 11:45 a.m. with five local church pastors arriving at 12:15 p.m. to lead the group in prayer.
The theme is ?A Mighty Fortress Is Our God? based on Psalm 91:2, said Linda Eden, one of the organizers.
?This year, we can remember the foundations on which this country was built,? she said.
For more information or make a lunch reservation, call 620-983-2226.
Farmers market plans May 5 start
Hillsboro Farmers Market will open its season from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Historic Schaeffler House Museum, located at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Jefferson Street.
The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce will host the opening event with $1 hot dogs. A complete meal also will be available for purchase.
The Schniggle-Fritz band will play. Vendors are still welcome, and can contact Joni Calam at 620-947-0270.
Donations sought for Snelling family
A fund has been set-up at Central National Bank to benefit Dean Snelling of Goessel, who was involved in a two-vehicle head-on collision April 15.
Following the accident, Snelling continues his recovery at Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita.
Anyone who would like to contribute to help his family pay for gas, food, hotel and other expenses to be with him is encouraged to send checks to either the Marion or Wichita CNB branch.
In Marion, contributions may be sent to: CNB, Attn: Dean Snelling Benefit Fund, 231 E. Main St., Marion, KS 66861 or in Wichita, 4838 W. Central.
Updates from family members can be viewed at The Caring Bridge website.
Chat and Dine sets potluck for May 7
The Marion County Lake Chat and Dine Club potluck dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. May 7 at the South Lake Hall.
A group from Emporia will bring us some good music from the 50s as well as some country and gospel songs.
All current and former Lake residents and trailer owners are invited.
For more information, call Paul White, 620-382-2900
Canton-Galva FBLAhosting garage sale
Canton-Galva Future Business Leaders of America will host a garage sale and bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon April 30.
The event will be in the Home Communications Inc. building on the corner of Main and Second streets in Galva.
All proceeds will support FBLA National qualifiers planning their trip to nationals in Orlando, Fla.
Signup opens for farmers market
Organizers of the Hillsboro Farmers Market are scheduling fundraising meals for the upcoming may through September season. Groups or individuals interested in proving a meal at the Thursday market can call Joni Calam at 947-0270.
Vendors needed for June antique fair
Vendors are being sought for the ?Days of Olde? antique fair June 11 in downtown Hillsboro.
For an application, call the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce at 620-947-3506 or Sheryl Lehr at 620-947-1715.