Daily Life (Aug. 25, 2010)

Chat & Dine Club to meet Sept. 4

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Marion County Lake Chat & Dine Club is sponsoring a potluck at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at the lake hall.

A program is scheduled and should be of interest to everyone, said Paul White, one of the organizers.

For more information, call White at 620-382-2900.

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Fish fry to bolster scholarship fund

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Hillsboro American Legion Post 366 will be hosting a benefit fish fry at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Legion Hall. 405 Floral Drive.

Donations for the meal will go toward the Post 366 scholarship fund for high school graduates.

Members and guests are welcome.

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Tabor auditions this weekend

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Auditions for three children?s roles in ?To Kill a Mockingbird? are planned for Aug. 27 and 28 at the Hillsboro High School Auditor?ium.

Roles are available for two boys and one girl, ages 9 to 12.

Public performances will be during the last week of January 2011; rehearsals begin in Novem?ber.

Those who choose to audition should come either at 3:45 p.m. Friday or 1 p.m. Satur?day. No preparation is needed. Enter the auditorium through the east lobby doors.

The production director is Judy Harder, associate professor of theater, Tabor College, 620-947-2510.

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Fireworks display planned Sept. 5

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A fireworks display to benefit the Marion County Firefighters Association will begin at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at Marion County Lake.

Shamar Oil & Gas Co. Inc. is sponsoring the event and donations from the public will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit Marion County firefighters and their goals.

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Eastmoor plans 3rd ?Fun at the Park?

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Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Marion, is planning for its third annual ?Fun at the Park? at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at Central Park.

The event includes water fun such as large slip-and-slides, water-balloon wars and the shaving-cream tug-of-war.

These activities will be accompanied by a picnic of hot dogs, chips and other goodies.

All activities are free and open to anyone who would like to enjoy an evening of fun. People of all ages are invited to participate in the games or bring a lawn chair and watch while visiting with friends and neighbors.

Organizers said if at least 100 people attend, the kids will get to bury pastor Mike Eurit in shaving cream.

Swimming will be offered from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the Marion Aquatic Center.

For question call 620-382-3121 or 382-2510.

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Young triathletes to use local streets

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Motorists in Hillsboro are being asked to be alert for child?ren riding bicycles on the west side of town during the third annual Triple Threat Triathlon between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday.

Participants from the community, area and surrounding states will be competing in the event sponsored by the Hillsboro Recreation Commission and Woods Wellness of Hillsboro.

During the bicycling segment, participants will be following a route that includes D Street, Birch Street, Grand Avenue and Floral Drive.

The other two segments are swimming and running.

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Dedication planned Aug. 28 in Tampa

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A dedication and renaming ceremony of the Tampa Baseball Fields honoring the late Mayor Jim Clemmer will take place at about 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, between games.

Clemmer, 81, who served as Tampa?s mayor for 18 years died Nov. 2, 2009.

Of all the jobs he held during his lifetime, the one he said he enjoyed most was being the town mayor, a family member said.

The ball field?s new name will be the Jim Clemmer Memorial Park. Everyone is welcome to attend the dedication.

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Open house slated Thursday at MES

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Marion Elementary School is sponsoring an open house starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, in the USD?408 Sports and Aquatic Center, across from MES at Lawrence and Thorp streets.

Open house activities include welcoming remarks, introductions and Title I information at 7 p.m. in the new gymnasium and come-and-go visits, along with classroom tours at 7:40 p.m.

Teachers, including vocal music, physicial education, art, band and library teachers, will be in their classrooms to meet and greet parents and students.

A watermelon feed is also planned in front of the school along the circle drive from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Senior Center plans 50th-year event

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Bob Delk & the Boys will be the featured performers at a 50th-year celebration and fundraiser for the Hillsboro Senior Center at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27.

For a minimum donation of $5, participants can also enjoy ice cream and dessert.

Organizers request that people interested in attending the event RSVP by Aug. 20 by calling 947-2304. The center is located at 212 N. Main in Hillsboro.

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HRC to offer fall knitting class

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The Hillsboro Recreation Commission and Karen Ehrlich are teaming up for a knitting class in Hillsboro.

The class is mainly for beginners or for those who might have been taught when they were younger but have forgotten what to do, according to Doug Sisk, HRC director.

No previous experience necessary. Supplies will be provided for the first class. Participants will need to purchase their own supplies for the remaining classes. Participants should expect to work on their projects outside of class.

Classes will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Monday night from Sept. 13 through Oct. 18 in the council room at city hall.

The cost will be $30. The deadline to sign up is Sept. 8.

For more information call Sisk at 620-947-3482.

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Shepherd Shed closes to restock

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The Shepherd Shed, Marion, will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 1, and Sept. 8.

It will reopen Wednesday, Sept. 15, with fall and winter clothing.

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