Daily Life (Feb. 19, 2014)

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.

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.


Centre FFA plans pancake feed

Centre High School FFA will host a community pancake feed as a fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 22.

The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Tampa Community Center.

Hillsboro FFA plans two events

The Hillsboro High School FFA is planning two events of public interest over the next few days.

The first one is a community pancake feed from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Hillsboro Senior Center.

The menu is all-you-can-eat-pancakes with sausage and a drink. A donation of $5 per person is suggested.

The FFA will host a Red Cross Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in the Middle School Gym.

Call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment.

FMC to ordain pastor Feb. 23

First Mennonite Church is having an ordination service for pastor Susan Jantzen Sunday, Feb. 23. The service begins at 10:35 a.m.

The church is located at the corner of Ash Street and Grand Avenue in Hillsboro.

Clarence Rempel, Menno?nite Church USA conference minister for the Western District, will conduct the ordination, and Dave Stevens, pastor at Eden Mennonite Church in Moundridge, will bring the message.

All are welcome. A carry-in meal will follow.


Deadline for Walk Kansas is March 4

Marion County Extension will again sponsor Walk Kansas, which is an eight-week healthy lifestyle challenge presented by K-State Research and Exten?sion.

Walk Kansas is a team-based program that will help participants lead a healthier life by being more active, making better nutrition choices, and learning positive ways to deal with stress.

For information, visit marion.ksu.edu/p.aspx?tabid=67 or stop by the Marion County Extension office at 202 S. Third, Marion.

The $5 registration fee is due by March 4.

Classes to focus on memory

Marion County Extension will offer ?Master of Mem?ory? classes at 7 p.m. March 6, 13 and 20 in the Hillsboro City Building.

Master of Memory is a three-lesson series that provides helpful information about the brain, memory function and helpful strategies to help improve memory.

The three sessions will cover: How memory works and strategies to improve memory; the effect of medications and medical conditions on memory; and nutrition and memory function, exercise for the body and mind.

This lesson series is free of charge. Interested people should make a reservation by March 3 by calling the Extension office at 620-382-2325.

GES students to present program

Students at Goessel Ele?mentary School will present a music program at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 20, in the gymnasium.

The program will feature the entire school presenting ?It?s a Jungle Out There!? and the fifth-grade band.

?It?s a Jungle Out There!? is directed by Marcia Bru?baker and student teacher Renee Reimer.

The fifth-grade band will play, ?When the Saints Go Marching In,? and other favorites. GHS sophomore Zach Wiens will conduct his original composition for fifth grade band, ?A Beginner?s Etude.?

Scott Taylor directs the fifth-grade band.


HRC offers field trip for youth

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission is offering a field trip for youth to the Museum of World Trea?sures in Wichita and an afternoon of bowling Friday, Feb. 28.

Participants in grades one through six should meet at Hillsboro City Hall at 8:30 a.m. and will return around 4:30 p.m.

The day will include a guided tour of the museum, lunch at Papa Johns Pizza, then bowling at Blue Jay Lanes in Hillsboro. Parti?cipants can be picked up between 4-4:30 p.m.

The cost for the field trip is $30 and must be turned in by Feb. 24.

For more information, go to cityofhillsboro.net, the Hillsboro city office or email director Doug Sisk at recreation@cityofhillsboro.net or call him at 620-947-3490.


Self-defense class next month

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission plans to offer a female self-defense class taught by Mervin Lare.

Classes will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 3, 10, 17 and 24 in the Gordon Mohn Community Center at Hills?boro Elementary School.

This class is available for females 16 years old and older. The cost for the class is $40 for the first member of the household and $20 for each additional household member.

The deadline to register is 5 p.m. Feb. 28.

For more information, go to cityofhillsboro.net, the Hillsboro city office or email director Doug Sisk at recreation@cityofhillsboro.net or call him at 620-947-3490.


MSM requests beef, other items

Main Street Ministries? Food Bank freezers have been empty for more than a month. Leaders are inviting local farmers to consider donating beef.

The ministry will cover processing fees. Venison, turkey or fresh produce also would be welcomed.

For the Transformation Program in the MSM apartments, the following items are needed: a twin bed, pots and pans, Tupperware, bath towels, pillows, Christian videos and DVDs, wall clocks and clock radios.

For more information, call Kimberly Swaney, MSM director, at 620-877-0482.


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 of Commerce office by calling 947-3506.

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