Daily Life (Jan. 19, 2011)

Interchurch hymn sing will be Jan. 23


The monthly interchurch hymn sing will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, in the Hearth Room of Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

The evening will include singing of hymns, scripture reading and prayer.

Those attending will have the opportunity to select favorite hymns to be sung, said Steve Vincent, leader for the event.

The theme is ?Leaning on the Word of God,? with Lewis Hagen, trumpeter, and special music provided by Glenn and Sheila Litke.


Strength-training open to public


The Hillsboro Recreation Commission and Hillsboro High School will be opening the HHS strength-training facility to the public.

The facility will be open to Hillsboro students who are accompanied by a parent, as well as residents of Hillsboro over the age of 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

People should enter the facility through the east door of the new addition on the east end of the main high school building.

For additional information contact Doug Sisk, HRC director, at 620-947-3490.


Writers to speak on Kansas women


The public is invited to ?Kansas Women Write About Kansas Women? at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Harvey County Historical Museum, 203 N. Main, Newton.

Two Newton authors will talk about their recently published books. Lana Wirt Myers? ?Prairie Rhythms? is a biography of poet May Williams Ward, whose life and poetry offer colorful windows into history.

Beverley Olson Buller continues writing about the William Allen White family with her ?book for all ages? titled ?A Prairie Peter Pan: The Story of Mary White.?

A book signing will follow the program, with books available in the Carnegie Gift Shop. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 316-283-2221.


Goessel potluck, program set Jan. 21


The Agape Senior Center, 101 Wheat St., Goessel, is having a potluck and program at 6 p.m. Jan. 21.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring a food dish. After the meal, Woelk Brothers and Sisters will provide entertainment.

Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call 620- 367-2275.


Marion library opens two exhibits


The Marion City Library has two Kansas exhibits on display this month, said Janet Marler, director.

Those include Pam Bowers of Western Associates with a collection provided at the 100th Kansas centennial and Jeanice Thomas has framed pictures of every Kansas governor from 1861-1965.

Bowers? exhibit also has a few items from Ruth Jo Penner, she said.

During the month, the library also has weekly activity sheets, puzzles and Kansas trivia to test people on their knowledge of Kansas.

In addition, children may take part in a coloring contest to win a free book.

For more information about the celebration, call the library at 620-382-2442 or stop by 101 Library St.


Hillsboro Storytime begins Jan. 19-20



Hillsboro Public Library is again sponsoring Storytime for children ages 3 through kindergarten, said Delora Kaufman, children?s librarian. Classes are from 10:20 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday or Thursday, Jan. 19 and 20.

Every class, she said, includes stories, games, crafts and activities.

The registration fee is $4. For more information, call 620-947-3827.


Lions raising funds for Chizek chai


Proceeds from Saturday?s annual Hillsboro Evening Lions Club pancake feed will go toward a fund to purchase a specialized electric wheelchair for Tammy Chizek, a Hillsboro resident battling multiple sclerosis.

The club will serve pancakes and Hillsboro smoked sausage from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hillsboro Senior Center, 212 N.?Main.

The meal will cost $5, children age 12 and under eat free.

The cost of the specialized wheelchair is $14,000 and Chizek does not have insurance or other funds to pay for it, according to club officials. The Mid-America Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society has pledged $1,400 toward the wheelchair.

The goal is acquire the wheelchair by May so Chizek can attend her daughter?s graduation from Hillsboro High School.


Women?s study will start Jan. 27


All women of the community are welcome to join a Beth Moore Bible Study at 7 p.m. starting Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, room 302.

The study will be on the book of Daniel with study guides available at Thee Bookstore, 117 N. Main St.

For more information, call Charlene Driggers, 620-947-3286.


Aging dept. to help with tax and LIEAP


The Marion County Depart?ment on Aging will help individuals file their homestead and food sales tax forms, plus Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) applications.

The filing and application process will be done online for a quicker return.

Individuals will need to bring information about their 2010 income, any other source of income or assistance, plus their property-tax statement.

Individuals can call 620-382-3580 to set up an appointment at the Marion office.

Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator, will be at the Peabody Senior Center starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, to assist individuals. To make an appointment, call the center at 620-983-2226.

Ratzlaff will be in Tampa after 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8. Call the department?s office in Marion to make an appointment in Tampa.

Ratzlaff will be at the Hills?boro Senior Center starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, and again Tuesday, Feb. 22. For an appointment, call the Hillsboro center at 620-947-2304.


Tabor offers cheer clinic for children


Tabor College is sponsoring the 2011 Bluejay Cheer clinic for children age 4 through 10 years from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 10-11.

Clinic participants will demonstrate their skills during halftime of the Feb. 12 Tabor women?s basketball game with Southwestern College.

The clinic will be led by members of the Tabor cheer team at the Campus Recreation Center. Participants will learn a dance, cheer and chants. Each will also receive a clinic T-shirt.

The cost to participate is $20, and includes the T-shirt and a picture taken with the TC Bluejay.

To register, or for more information, contact Kathy Epp 620-947-3120, ext. 1630. Registration is due by Feb. 4 to ensure a shirt.


?Wild Game Night?

ticket deadline set


Sportsmen, young and old, are invited to attend ?Wild Game Night,? sponsored by Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church Men?s Ministries.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the 4-H Building on the Hillsboro fairgrounds.

The event will include a meal of deer and buffalo and stories provided by Wichita Eagle?s Outdoor writer, Michael Pearce.

In addition to the meal and program, prizes will be given away.

Tickets are $6 for men and $4 for children 13 and under. The deadline for ticket sales is Jan. 24. Tickets are available at Cooperative Grain and Supply, 135 N. Main; Jost Fabrication, 2013 Goldenrod, Hesston; The Lumberyard, 101 N. Ash; Rod?s Tire & Service, 481 Orchard Dr.; and Hillsboro Hardware Inc. True Value, 125 N. Main.

For more information, call 620-947-2338.


HRC offering class on computers


The Hillsboro Recreation Commission is hosting a class about computers. Participants will learn about spyware, viruses and ways to clean up your desktop and start-up menu.

Other topics include ways to speed up your computer and basic do?s and don?ts with computers. This is the first of several classes HRC is planning to host over the next year.

Jason Henry, Hillsboro High School computer technician, will be teaching the class. This adult class will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the middle school computer lab.

The cost for the class is $10, which must be in by Monday, Jan. 24.

Forms will be available at the Hillsboro city office, or e-mail recreation@cityofhillsboro.net. Call 620-947-3490 for more information.

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