Daily Life (Feb. 12, 2014)

HCF to present grants Feb. 14

Hillsboro Com?munity Foundation will award nearly $16,000 in grants during halftime of the Hills?boro-Hesston boys? basket?ball game in Robert C. Brown Gymnasium Feb. 14.

Thirteen different organizations and causes in the Hillsboro area will benefit from this year?s distribution through the Hillsboro Area Impact Fund.

This year?s recipients are Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marion County, Circles Marion County, City of Hillsboro Youth/Bowling Center, Families and Com?munities Together, Hillsboro Elementary After School Program, Chess Guild, Hills?boro Elementary/Tabor College School-to-Farm, Hillsboro Museums, Hills?boro Police Department, Hills?boro Senior Center, Marion County 4-H Council, Marion County 4-H Endow?ment Fund and Hillsboro Recrea?tion/Tabor College.

The amount and purpose for each grant will be announced during the presentation.


TEEN members to meet Feb. 19

The Technology Excel?lence in Education Network will meet at 6 p.m. Wednes?day, Feb. 19, at the USD 408 District Office, 101 N. Thorp, Marion. For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.


County spelling bee this morning

The Marion County Spell?ing Bee, postponed because of last week?s snowstorm, has been rescheduled for today, Feb. 12, in the Hills?boro Middle School/High School auditorium.

The building-level winners from Centre, Goessel, Hillsboro, Marion and Peabody-Burns schools will begin a warm-up round shortly after 9:30 a.m.

The public is invited to this event.

The winner will represent Marion County at the Sunflower State Spelling Bee Saturday, March 8, at the Beach Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Hays.


Storm spotter training Feb. 20

Chance Hayes, warning coordination meteorologist from the National Weather Service Office in Wichita, will lead a storm-spotter training session at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Marion High School auditorium.

The program, a cooperative effort of the NWSO and Marion County Emergency Management, will provide severe-weather training and education for everyone.

The session will last about two hours, according to organizers. It will include a multimedia presentation, a lecture and a question-and-answer session.

For more information, contact Hayes at 316-942-8483 ext. 726, or Randy Frank, MCEM director, at 620-387-0710.


Hypnotist coming to C-G fundraiser

The After-Prom Commit?tee at Canton-Galva High School will sponsor a dinner and ?family friendly? show featuring hypnotist and mentalist Christopher Carter Feb. 22.

The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and the show will follow at 7 p.m. at the high school.

Tickets for the dinner and show will be $10 per student and $15 per adult; a show-only ticket will be $5 for students and $10 for adults.

All funds from the event will go toward the Canton-Galva after-prom party.

To purchase a ticket contact CGHS students or call Cheryl Boesker at 620-628-4735 or Lisa Nightingale at 620-345-6764.


People asked to ?Pink Out? Friday

The Hillsboro High School cheerleaders are asking people planning to attend the basketball game between Hesston and Hillsboro this Friday to wear pink for breast cancer awareness.

The purpose of ?Pink Out? night is not to raise funds, but to raise awareness, according to Michele Melton, cheerleading sponsor.


Special Olympics tourney at Tabor

The public is invited to watch the Special Olympic basketball tournament Tabor College and the Hills?boro Kiwanis are sponsoring Saturday, Feb. 15, on the Tabor campus.

Teams involving more than 150 athletes from four counties will participate. Games begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m.

This invitational tournament has been supported by Tabor College and the Kiwanis for almost 30 years.


Sign-up begins for market meals

Individuals and groups interested in providing meals for this year?s Hills?boro Farmers Market are invited to sign up for the new season. This year Lena Hall will be the new market manager. She can be reached at the Chamber office, 947-3506.

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