Daily Life (Aug. 10, 2011)

Free screening in Hillsboro Aug. 16


Marion County Early Inter?vention Services will be offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tues?day, Aug. 16, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 E. D St.

Appointments will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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 welcome, but an appointment is necessary and can be made by calling 1-877-878-4519, ext. 128, or 620-382-2858.


Legacy to present three area concerts

The Legacy Quartet from Denver, Colo., which appeared at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro last August, will present three concerts in south central Kansas later this month.

Legacy will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Salem United Methodist Church, 115 Old Main, Newton. The following day, the quartet will sing at 10:30 a.m. at West Zion Menno?nite Church, 101 S. Washington Ave., Moundridge, and at 3 p.m., at First Mennonite Brethren Church, 8000 W. 21st St., Wichita.

Legacy has maintained its Southern Gospel style from its beginning in 1981. Members of the group are: Doug Filter, tenor; Blake Marvin, lead; Steve Taylor, baritone, and Norm Huxman, bass.

Free concert in Peabody Aug. 20

Susan Mayo and friends are having a free concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at Peabody United Methodist Church, 403 N. Sycamore St.

Mayo will perform Johann Sebastian Bach?s Cello Suite No. 1 and Claude Debussy?s ?Sonata for Cello and Piano,? with Jamie Knight, pianist, and Astor Piazzolla?s ?Verano Porteno,? with Adrienne Dougherty, violinist and Sheila Liptke, pianist.

Final movie night Aug. 12 in Hillsboro

Summer family movie night will conclude with ?Soul Surfer? starting at 8:45 p.m. Aug. 12 at Memorial Park in Hillsboro.

Prior to the movie, other activities will begin at 4:30 p.m. featuring an inflatable obstacle course and moonwalk offered by Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church.

In addition, freezer pops, cotton candy, Kool-Aid and water will be available.

Those planning to attend the movie are encouraged to bring a picnic supper, blankets and lawn chairs. Free popcorn and drinks will also be served.

In case of inclement weather, activities will be moved to Parkview MB Activity Center, 610 S. Main.

Summer Family Movie Nights has been sponsored by Hillsboro Convention and Visitors Bureau and Parkview MB Church.

Book group plans to meet Aug. 12

Hillsboro Public Library?s book discussion group will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, in the library.

The book being discussed is ?Little Heathens: Hard times and high spirits on an Iowa farm during the Great Depression,? by Mildred Armstrong Kalish.

New HHS students, parents orientation

Hillsboro High School will host an orientation meeting for parents who have a student making the transition from middle school to high school, or a new student to HHS, at 7 p.m. Thurs?day, Aug. 11, in the auditorium.

The meeting is intended to provide insight as to what students and parents can expect during the first year of high school.

Besides having an opportunity to address specific questions, HHS Principal Max Heinrichs will discuss general procedures and policies tp help make the transition easier.

He will also go over enrollment procedures and the freshmen first day of classes.

Chamber plans welcome back event

The Marion Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its annual ?Welcome Back? breakfast at 8 a.m. Aug. 15 for all USD 408-Marion Florence teachers and staff in the Marion High School/Middle School Commons.

For more information about the breakfast, call Margo Yates, 620-382-3425.


Blood drive Aug.19 set in Hillsboro

The American Red Cross is planning a blood drive in Hillsboro from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at the United Methodist Church, 905 East D St.

All blood types are needed. Donors are asked to bring a blood donor card, driver?s license or two other forms of identification at check-in. Donors must be 17 years old (16 with completed parental consent form) in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds.

To schedule an appointment, call 620-342-2557 or toll-free, 800-733-2762.


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