Daily Life (Aug. 4 2010)

Hett reunion set Aug. 8 at MC Lake

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The 92nd Hett Reunion will begin with a potluck dinner at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Marion County Lake Hall.

Following the dinner, a special program will be presented.

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Lake Chat and Dine Club plans potluck

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The Marion County Park and Lake Chat and Dine Club is sponsoring the next potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at the North Shelter House.

?We will have some outdoor games at the dinner,? said Paul White, one of the organizers, ?to include horse shoes, ladder ball, and washers.?

White said other games are also welcome.

?Bring a guest and come prepared for a fun evening,? he said.

For more information, call 620-382-2900.

Pre-plant wheat

meeting scheduled

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Marion County Extension will offer a pre-plant wheat meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Hills?boro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

A meal will be served and sponsored by Ag Service, said Ricky Roberts, Marion County agriculture extension agent.

Jim Shroyer, Kansas State University wheat specialist, will discuss varieties, performance and also crop rotation systems.

Erick De Wolf, KSU plant pathologist, will discuss wheat diseases.

The registration deadline is Aug. 9. To make reservations or for more information, call the extension office at 620-382-2325 or e-mail: rroberts@ksu.edu.

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?Run For Your Momma? planned

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Mothers of Preschoolers is sponsoring a ?Run For Your Momma? Aug. 14 at the Marion County Lake. The run is a half marathon relay and two-mile fun run.

The run is open to all ages and abilities. Proceeds will help the MOPS program.

For more information or registration forms, visit mopsofmarion@gmail.com.

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Fundraiser planned

for Haiti student

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The Goessel Mennonite Youth Group is taking part in a fund?raising garage sale to benefit James Paul of Haiti, who lives in Goessel.

The sale begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at 301 E. Main, Goessel, the same weekend as the annual Threshing Days.

Vince Schroeder of Goessel is Paul?s sponsor and is the organizer of the fundraiser.

Paul?s education is part of a three-year program where he attends Sunrise Christian Academy, Bel Aire.

Schroeder said it costs about $8,000 a year for Paul?s expenses.

All donations are tax deductible.

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Durham residents plan for city event

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The Durham Community Hamburger Fry will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, in the city park.

Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served with all the trimmings, plus cake and ice cream for dessert. The event is a community-sponsored activity. Residents are encourged to bring a lawn chair.

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Marion library sets movie night Aug. 6

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The Marion City Library will be showing a movie at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6.

According to organizers, the film is newly released and from a funny, best-selling book.

?The main character is headed for big things, but first he has to survive the scariest, most humiliating experience of any kid?s life in middle school,? a spokesperson said.

The movie is rated PG and has a run time of 92 minutes.

Moviegoers are asked to bring chairs and snacks.

For more information, call the lbrary at 620-382-2442. Centennial DVDs

available to buy

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A two-set collection of DVDs featuring Hillsboro?s centennial and 125th anniversary celebrations are now available for purchase.

The 1984 Centennial DVD includes pig wrestling, period dress parades, beards, Kangaroo Court and more.

The second DVD includes all the activities from the 125th celebration, including recognition of mayors, beard judging and footage from the Fourth of July Eve event at the Schaeffler House. The set is available at the Hillsboro Chamber of Com?merce or Hillsboro Furniture for $20. For more information, call 947-3506 or 947-3903.

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HHS to meet with parents of students

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Hillsboro High School will host an orientation meeting for parents who have a student new to the school for the 2010-11 year.

The meeting, which applies to students making the transition from middle school to high school and students new to HHS for other reasons, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, in the HHS Auditorium.

This meeting is intended to provide information and insight as to what the student and parent can expect during the first year of high school.

In addition to answering questions from parents, personnel will discuss general procedures and policies that will help make the transition smoother.

?We will also go over enrollment procedures and the freshmen first day of classes,? Principal Max Heinrichs said.

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