Daily Life (February 17, 2016)

Storm chasers at Lifelong Learning

Clyve Herbert and Jane O?Neill, Australian storm chasers and owners of Australian Sky and Weather, will be featured at the next session of Lifelong Learn?ing, 9:45 a.m., Friday, Feb. 19, in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center on the Tabor College campus.

Their session will highlight some of their stories and adventures as worldwide storm chasers. The pair have their U.S. headquarters in Hillsboro.

The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning sessions and may register at the door for $5. After the session, attendees may eat lunch in the Tabor College cafeteria at the discounted price of $4.

For more information call 620-947-0294 or email miriamkliewer@tabor.edu.

GES students plan

fundraising event

Goessel Elementary School students are taking orders for Red Wheel frozen food products from Feb. 19 through March 7, which include pizzas, cookie dough and more.

All proceeds will benefit school projects and activities for the students.

The fundraiser is sponsored by the Parent-Teacher-Organization.

Items purchased will be available for pick up from 3:15-5:30 p.m. March 22 in the grade school cafeteria.

For more information, call Susan Natziger, PTO president, at 620-367-4623.

Trinity Church plans soup supper

Trinity Mennonite Church is sponsoring a soup supper from 5-7 p.m. Satur?day, Feb. 20, at 211 S. Elm in Hillsboro.

The soup supper is open to everyone and will include chili and cheesy potato soups with cinnamon rolls.

All proceeds from free-will offerings will go toward a playground project at the church.

Dance to support Heart to Heart

Larry Thompson and the Big Buckle Band will perform at a country dance Saturday, Feb. 20, to raise money for the Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Cen?ter located in Newton and in McPherson

The evening also includes food at the Ameri?can Legion Post #2 in Newton. A silent auction will feature items donated by area businesses and individuals.

Heart to Heart is a safe, neutral place where child victims of abuse talk to professionally trained forensic interviewers about what happened to them, then receive support and referrals to important medical and behavioral health services.

Dance tickets are $15 for individuals and $25 for couples, and will be available at the door. For learn about the event or about Heart to Heart, call 316-804-4603 or 620-245-0048.

County eco-devo

to meet Thursday

All Marion County business owners are invited to an economic development meeting at the Marion Municipal Building at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18.

The conversation will be about ideas and solutions to make Marion County a better place to live and work.

This county-wide event is being hosted by the city of Marion?s economic development department.

NWS ?Storm Fury? at Marion Feb. 25

The National Weather Service will be in Marion to promote its ?Storm Fury on the Plains? presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in the school?s performing arts center.

NWS representatives will traveling across central and southeast Kansas over the next few months to discuss storm features and how to stay safe.

The presentations are free, open to the public and do not require registration.

Soup supper set

Feb. 20 in Marion

Marion Christian Church is having a soup supper from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at 140 Elm St., Marion.

The soups include chicken noodle, potato and chili, along with vegetables, pie and cake.

The cost is free-will donation, and everyone is welcome.

HRC offers four new programs

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission is offering four new programs over the next several weeks:

? A field trip Feb. 26 to Exploration Place in Wichita for students in grades 1 through 6.

? A class on ?essential oils? for 7 p.m. March 3 at city hall.

? An intermediate yoga class with multiple poses offered for beginners at 8 p.m. every Monday and Wed?nes?day at city hall. The class will start Feb. 15 and go for 10 weeks.

? A kids dance program led by Krista Matlock and Krystal Holmes that will introduce different styles of dance along with technique fundamentals.

Classes will be Mondays or Thursdays beginning March 7. The age range is 2-13 years old.

For details on these programs, go to cityofhillsboro.net/hrc.html, or contact Doug Sisk by email at recreation@cityofhillsboro.net or call him at 620-947-3490.

Tabor music faculty in recital Feb. 21

Jen Stephenson and J. Bradley Baker, Tabor Col?lege music department faculty, will be presenting a recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, in the Tabor College Chapel-Auditorium.

Stephenson, from Wilbra?ham, Mass., is in her first year at Tabor as assistant professor of music. She has performed internationally as well as in the U.S.

Baker, a pianist originally from Henderson, Texas, is director of Tabor?s Prepara?tory School and was recently appointed the education coordinator and head coach for the Wichita Grand Opera.

Plans for Hillsboro blood drive Feb. 22

A community Red Cross blood drive is planned for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in the Hillsboro Middle School Gymnasium located in the high school.

For an appointment or more information, go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-860-733-2767.

HHS?FFA pancake feed Saturday

Hillsboro High School FFA chapter will host its community pancake feed from 6-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Old Towne building at 126 N. Main.

The menu will be all-you-can-eat pancakes with sausage for a suggested donation of $5.

Commodities arrive

Feb. 24 in county

Government surplus com?modities will arrive at Marion County senior centers Wednesday, Feb. 24. Each site will distribute commodities according to their schedules. Check with local sites for distribution schedule. Lehigh residents will pick up commodities at Main Street Ministries in Hills?boro. Commodities are available to persons who are income eligible and should be picked up from local distribution sites.

To be eligible for commodities, the total monthly income must be below $1,276 for one person; $1,726 for two people; $2,177 for three; $2,628 for four and $3,078 for five. For each additional family member add $451.

If no commodities are left at a specific site or for more information, call the Marion County Depart?ment on Aging at 620-382-3580.

Patrons invited

to meet candidates

USD 410 Board of Education will be interviewing candidates for the superintendent position begin- ning Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Community members can meet the candidates during public receptions from 3:45-4:15 p.m. on the days of the interviews.

USD 410 will provide the location of each reception and candidate information on its website at usd410.net by 10 a.m. the day of each interview.

GES choirs/band to perform Feb. 18

The K-5 students of Goes?sel Elementary School, directed by Marcia Bru?baker, will present their music program at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Goessel Elementary School gymnasium.

The program explores music from MoTown, Broad?way and Nashville, as well as the music of guitars and rock and roll.

Three vocal choirs will perform: kindergarten/first-grade; second through fourth grade; and fifth.

Fifth grade band also will be performing.

The community is invited to this celebration of Ameri?can music.

Special Olympics tourney Saturday

Faculty and students of Tabor College, in cooperation with Hillsboro Kiwanis, will host a basketball tournament for Special Olympics starting at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in the main gym as well as the Student Activity Center.

More than 160 athletes will participate in this tournament. Teams from four counties will be participating. Divisions are made up teams with similar ability levels.

Tabor College and the Kiwanis have sponsored this tournament for almost 30 years. The public is invited to attend.

TEEN to meet

Feb. 17 at Marion

Technology Excellence in Education Network will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the USD 408 district office at 101 N. Thorp, Marion.

For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.