Holtsclaw to sing at Aulne, Aug. 28
Bennie Holtsclaw, country and gospel singer, will be featured at the 11 a.m. service Aug. 28 at Florence United Methodist Church. He also will give a program at the Aulne United Method?ist Church in the evening.
The public is invited to attend a potluck supper at 6 p.m. with a hymn sing and program at 7 p.m.
Holtsclaw has recorded four albums, traveled with the KFRM radio show and performed on television.
Protecting against ID theft set Aug. 26
A PowerPoint presentation on how people can protect themselves against identity theft is planned for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 320 S. Cedar St., Marion.
Zion Lutheran Church in Hillsboro and Our Savior Luth?eran Church are co-sponsoring this educational program with Zack Weaver serving as presenter.
A light meal will be provided. A shred truck will be on site for anyone needing to destroy documents; the service is free.
Personnel from the Marion County Sheriff?s Office will be available to answer questions.
Organizers said they are hoping people will take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about protecting personal identification.
No products will be offered for sale. For more information, call 620-382-2432.
Bullying the topic at 410 parent night
Kevin Horner, a magician and ventriloquist, will present an anti-bullying program at the annual Parent Informa?tion Night for parents of USD 410 high school and middle school students Friday, Aug. 26.
The evening, hosted by the Hillsboro High School site council, will begin at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
Hoerner has titled his presentation, ?Speaking Up for Those Who Won?t Speak for Them?selves.?
?My heart breaks when I hear of kids that are victims of bullying,? Hoerner states on his website. ?When I hear of this kind of behavior I ask myself, ?What can I do to turn this around??
?My answer is to see an anti-bully program set into motion in schools. Using what talent I have, I believe that I can help steer young people in the right direction and help equip them to bring an end to school violence.?
During the day, Hoerner will be featured at student assemblies for all three buildings.
?USD 410 is excited to have Mr. Horner here with our students,? said principal Max Heinrichs.
After the Friday evening session, an open house will provide parents the opportunity to meet their child?s teachers in their classrooms.
MES book fair will begin Thursday
The Marion Elementary School book fair will be 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, and from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Aug. 29 through Sept. 2
Half of the money raised by the fair will be given to the Community Christmas Project.
Youth flag football deadline is Aug. 26
The deadline to register for the Hillsboro Recreation Com?mission?s youth flag football program is Aug. 26.
Games will be on Saturday mornings starting Sept. 24, and will continue through Oct. 29. Games will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Hillsboro Sports Complex.
Teams will be divided as follows: first- and second-grade boys and girls; third- and fourth-grade boys and girls; and fifth- and sixth-grade boys and girls.
The cost to participate will be $20. For more information, e-mail the HRC Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Hillsboro city offices.
93rd annual Hett reunion held at lake
The 93rd annual Hett reunion was Aug. 14 at the Marion County Lake Hall with a potluck dinner for family members and guests.
Following the meal, president Jeremy Hett conducted a business meeting. Officers elected for 2012 were Torey Hett, president; Jarvis Whiteman, vice-president; Shirley Jo Hett, secretary, and Evelyn Hett, treasurer.
Family descendents of the Henry Hett family were introduced. Several members of the extended family traveled from Missouri and California.
The next reunion is planned for Aug. 12, 2012, at the Marion County Lake Hall.
Hillsboro woman wins relay quilt
The winner of the 2011 Relay for Life quilt was Margaret Schattak of Hillsboro.
The quilt was on display in Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody and Goessel since March.
Free community event at Marion
Everyone is invited to come and say good-bye to summer at the annual Community-wide Fun in the Park at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at Central Park in Marion.
A giant water slide, water balloon bag fights, kiddie pool, a shaving cream tug-of-war and lots of ?get wet and messy? activities are planned.
This year, pastors and youth ministers of community will be challenged to participate in the shaving cream tug-of-war if at least 150 people attend.
A free hot dog-style supper will be served.
For people not wanting to get wet and messy should bring a lawn chair and watch the fun while visiting.
The event is a gift to the community from Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Marion.
Roller skating rink open Saturdays
Starting Aug. 27, roller skating in the Florence gymnasium at Sixth and Dean streets will be offered from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Saturday night, rather than once each month as previously scheduled.
For those who have already purchased a season pass, from May through October, the additional skate nights through October will be included at no extra charge.
Anyone who hasn?t been to the skating rink before is asked to call in their skate size to ensure availability.
For more information, call Holly Pereillo, skating organizer at Florence Recreation, 316-305-1780.