Daily Life (Mar. 20, 2013)

Library seeks input on ‘open’ policy

The Hillsboro Public Library is seeking public input regarding its policy to close its doors when USD 410 is closed.

Some library patrons have suggested the library should be open when the city office is open, according to Steve Vincent of the Library Board of Trustees.

The board is requesting input from the community, especially from regular patrons. A brief survey is available at the library, or patrons may simply give their input to library staff.



HRC brochure posted on website

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission distributed its summer program brochure for 2013 in late February, but families needing a copy can download one off the city’s website, according to Doug Fisk, HRC director.

The website address is cityofhillsboro.net/hrc/. If you have questions, Sisk can be reached by e-mail at recreation@cityofhillsboro.net or by phone at 620-947-3490.



Goessel museum dinner April 6

Weather will be the focus of the program at Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum’s annual Heritage Dinner Saturday, April 6.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Alexanderwohl Menno­nite Church, located one mile north of Goessel on Kansas Highway 15.

Featured program speaker is Mark Larson, meteorologist for KWCH Channel 12 in Wichita. He will focus on weather fundamentals, forecasting and the drought.

The event is a fundraiser for the museum. General ticket prices are $50 per person, $25 per adult who is attending the dinner for the first time, and $5 per child aged 10 and younger.

Deadline for reservations is Monday, April 1. To make one, call the museum at 620-367-8200 during office hours noon through 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or send an e-mail to mhmuseum@mtelco.net.

The dinner menu will be beef brisket, hash brown casserole, broccoli-cauliflower-raisin salad, corn with cream cheese, and crispy chocolate ice cream mud pie.



Vincent to perform at Friday session

Steve Vincent, Hillsboro, will be singing and playing piano and handbells at the Friday, March 22, session of Lifelong Learning.

The program, originally scheduled for Feb. 22 but postponed because of snow, will begin at 9:45 a.m. at the Tabor College Wohlgemuth Music Education Center.

In addition to performing, Vincent will share his thoughts on the musical selections and invite the group to join him on a couple of familiar songs.

Vincent moved to Hillsboro from Riverside, Calif., in 2007 and almost immediately became involved in music ministry in area churches.

For a time he served on the staff of First United Methodist Church of Wichita, where he directed choirs and played piano and organ for Sunday morning worship as well as the broadcast seen on KAKE-TV Channel 10.

Lifelong Learning meets regularly through the fall and spring semesters. Fees are $4 per session or $15 per semester ($29 per couple) payable at the door.

Because of spring break for Tabor students and faculty, the cafeteria is closed.

For more information, contact Connie Isaac, coordinator, at 620-947-5964 or conniei@ tabor.edu.



Free workshop set for starting business

A free small-business workshop is planned from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the meeting room of Hillsboro City Hall, 118 E. Grand Ave.

The workshop will address marketing, management and money to help participants assess the feasibility of their idea and start writing a business plan.

Discussion will include how people can access free assistance from the Butler Community College Kansas Small Business Development Center.

To register, call 316-218-6311 or by e-mail at ksbdc@butlercc.edu.

For more information, call Clint Seibel, executive director of Hillsboro Development Corp., at 620-947-3458, or by e-mail: cseibel@cityofhillsboro.net.



Vendors sought for antique fair

Vendor applications will be accepted through March 29 for the fourth annual Days of Olde Antique Fair planned for June 8 in downtown Hillsboro.

You do not have to be a dealer to sell at this event.

For more information, call the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce at 947-3506, Sheryl Richert at 947-1715, or Marie Kessler at 947-3138.



HRC meetings 2nd Sunday of month

To facilitate attendance by its members, the Hillsboro Recrea­tion Commission has moved its monthly meetings to 7:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month at city hall.

The public is welcome to attend the meetings, according to Doug Sisk, HRC director. Anyone having an item for the agenda can contact Sisk at recrea­tion@cityofhillsboro.net or 620-947-3490.



HCH plans physician appreciation event

In honor of National Doctor’s Day Saturday, March 30, Hills­boro Community Hospital will host an open house to honor Hillsboro’s physicians.

The public is invited to the hospital lobby from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 1. Refreshments will be available.

The event is a way to say thank you to Shauna Kern, DO, Michael Reeh, MD, and Laurie Methvin, APRN, as well as the specialty clinic physicians who routinely come to Hillsboro to see local patients.


SCMC board offers student scholarship


The Senior Citizens of Marion County Board of Direc­tors will award a $400 scholarship to a 2013 Marion County high school senior.

The award is given to encourage young people who are interested in pursuing a degree in an aging-related field: medicine, nursing, social work, therapies (physical, occupational, speech) or gerontology.

Interested seniors can pick up an application from their school counselor or from the Marion County Department on Aging, 309 S. Third, Marion, or call 620-382-3580.

The application must be returned by April 12 to SCMC, 309 S. Third, Marion, KS 66861





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