Extension offering health program
Marion County K-State Research and Extension will be offering an eight-week program called, Stay Strong, Stay Healthy, which emphasizes simple strength-building exercises that will improve balance, health and state of mind.
Instruction will be led by Tristen Cope of the Marion County K-State Research and Extension office, and Anne Pitts of the Harvey County K-State Research and Extension office.
The program will run from 3-4 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, Feb. 26 through April 19, at Alexanderwhol Mennonite Church at 1304 K-15 Highway near Goessel. The fee is $20 for the eight-week series.
To register, call the Extension Office at 620-382-2325 or visit the website at www.marion.k-state.edu.
An information session about the program is planned for 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the church. No registration is required to attend the information session.
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to sponsor PJ event
Hillsboro FFA Alumni Meal Deal is planned for Friday, Feb. 2, at the home basketball games against Pratt.
Serving will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until the food is gone. The menu is: sloppy joe, beans, chips, and KSU Call Hall Ice Cream, with drink for $5.
Proceeds will be used to assist the FFA chapter with leadership events.
HFD fundraiser to aid firefighter
The Hillsboro Fire Department will be hosting a chili feed fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 10, to raise funds for the family of firefighter Randy Welch, who had a recent serious health event and is unable to work.
The event at city hall will be from noon to 5 p.m., or as long as the chili lasts. Participation is by donation.
Fire Chief Ben Steketee said the fundraiser will continue until March 1 to accommodate people who would like to help but cannot be at the chili feed.
Frostbite 4-mile moved to Feb. 4
Postponed because of frigid temperatures in January, the Hillsboro Recreation Commission’s Frostbite 4-Mile Fun Run has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4.
This is a walk or run that starts and ends at Memorial Park. The entry fee is $15. Registration forms are available at Hillsboro City Hall but walk-ups are welcomed.
HCF to distribute grants Feb. 2
Hillsboro Community Foundation will award $21,461 to various organizations in the USD 410 school district on Friday, Feb. 2.
A reception with the grant recipients is planned for 6-7 p.m. in the Hillsboro Middle High School lobby. The public is invited to attend. Recipients will share how the grant they receive will be used.
Checks will be presented during halftime of the boys’ basketball game.
Lifelong Learning begins again Feb. 2
Tabor College Lifelong Learning will start its spring programs at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2.
The event will be hosted in the Heritage Lobby of the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts on the Tabor campus at the corner of B Street and Jefferson Street, in Hillsboro.
The invited speaker will be Kent Sallee, who is the Emergency Medical Services logistics coordinator at Hutchinson Community College. His interests include archeology and Kansas history; he previously has taught Osher courses on Kansas archeology and Kansas-Missouri border wars.
Sallee will present his local archeology findings with history and currents events in the Kansas Anthropology Association.
The public is welcomed to attend all Lifelong Learning sessions and may register at the door for $5. Attendees may enjoy lunch in the Tabor College cafeteria after the session at the discounted price of $4.
For more information, contact Analisa Defiesta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
to meet Feb. 3
Creative Writers Fellowship will meet at 2 p.m. Feb. 3 at North Newton Kidron Community Room.
The meeting’s topic is poetry with a presentation by Rachel Poling and Mary Eck. Visitors are welcome.
Litke featured at faculty piano event
Tabor College Music Department will feature a faculty piano recital at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Richert Auditorium of the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.
The recital of Chopin’s nocturnes will showcase the talents of Sheila Litke, professor of music and director of keyboard studies at Tabor. The nocturnes are romantic character pieces for piano that have a relaxed or melancholy sound.
“Many people enjoy listening to Chopin, but the nocturnes are especially beautiful,” she said.
Litke plans to present a lecture of Chopin’s expressive markings and demonstrate musical examples at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, in the Prieb Harder Theater in the fine arts center.
Admission is free to both events.
Free child screening in Peabody Feb. 13
Marion County Early Intervention Services will offer a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Peabody. Appointments will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of cognitive, motor, speech and language, and social and emotional. Vision and hearing will also be screened.
This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcomed, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 620-382-2858 for an appointment.
PCF ‘Pancake Day’ planned for Feb. 3
Peabody Community Foundation will host its annual Pancake Day from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Peabody Senior Center, 106 N. Walnut.
The breakfast, served by donation as a fundraiser for PCF, will feature local sausage and pancakes. The public is invited.
This year’s Pancake Day will feature a Flippin’ Pancake Race at 10:30 a.m. Kindergartners through adults interested in participating should bring a skillet for the race; minors will need a parent or guardian to sign a release form. No entrance fee will be charged.
Immediately after the race, awards for the 2018 grant cycle will be announced at 11 a.m.
Fourteen grant proposals were submitted in early January. A committee comprised of three PCF board members and two community members made recommendations for funding to the PCF board.
Individuals who represent the non-profit organizations that submitted grant proposals are encouraged to attend the breakfast for the awards announcements.