Daily Life (May 18, 2011)

PAID plans May 19 meeting in Marion


Parents as Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Marion Assisted Living facility, 200 Eisenhower Drive, Marion.

The purpose of the meeting is to follow up on the public forums held in February and March. The meeting is open to the public.


HUMC joins effort to serve local city


The Hillsboro United Metho?dist Church participated in Change the World Day on Satur?day, May 14, by doing several service projects around Hills?boro.

Volunteers helped with backyard renovations at Main Street Ministries, cleaning and organizing at the public library, painting at Memorial Park and delivering “Survival Kits? to the police and fire departments.

This was the first year for HUMC to be involved in the second annual church-wide Change the World event, which challenges United Methodist churches to make a positive difference locally and globally by serving beyond the church?s walls.


HMBC interchurch hymn sing May 22


Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, is hosting the monthly interchurch hymn sing at 7 p.m. May 22.

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

In addition, those attending will have an opportunity to select favorite hymns to sing.

Steve Vincent will lead the hym sing. The theme is ?Draw?ing Near to God.?


St. Luke plans an ?All Physical? day


St. Luke Physician Clinic will have an ?All Physical? day from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 7.

Any students who visit the clinic that morning will receive a physical for $10. One-hundred percent of the cost will be donated back to the students? respective school or organization to be used for a health-related activity.

The exams are not relegated to sports physicals. Boy Scout, camp and other physicals will be given along with the sports physicals.

The cost is $10 per exam. If a student were to get a sports and Boy Scout physical, the total cost, and donation to the school, would be $20, split by the two entities.

The clinic recently completed 69 sports physicals for USD 397 Centre. All $690 was donated back to the school for a health-related activity.

Richard Brown, physician, and Nita Bittle, physician assistant, from St. Luke Physi?cian Clinic will be conducting the physical exams. No appointment is necessary.

For more information, contact Mary Harrison, clinic coordinator, at 620-382-2033.


AGAPE to host potluck, program


The AGAPE Senior Center, Goessel, is hosting a potluck at 6 p.m. followed by a photo and information presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19.

The program will feature Carol and Donley Duerksen?s trip to the United Arab Emirates and its two largest cities, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

The public is welcome to attend.


Schools? Fine Arts Festival Thursday


The music and art departments of Hillsboro middle and high schools will present their Fine Arts Festival at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19.

Art teachers Rita Loewen and Dustin Dalke will display students work in the the middle school lobby and commons.

The fine arts concert will begin with the sixth-grade band, followed by the middle and high school bands, directed by Lynn Just and Darren Enns.

The sixth-grade choir, middle school choir, Spirit-N-Celebra?tion and concert choir are performing contemporary pieces, directed and choreographed by directors Shirley Baltzer, sixth grade, and Lynn Just.

The public is invited to attend.


Zion church plans June 12 auction


Zion Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, will be conducting an auction at 2 p.m. June 12 in the Community Building at the Marion County Fairground.

Van Schmidt will be leading the auction, the proceeds of which will go toward the church?s revitalization program.

Refreshments will be served.


Marion City Library book sale ends soon


The Marion City Library, 101 Library St., is concluding their book sale this week with ?fill a box? for $1.

?There are still some great books, videos and audio cassettes,? said Janet Marler, librarian.

For more information or questions, call 620-382-2442.


Farm-Art Market held in Marion park


The Marion PRIDE Committee has assumed reponsibility for Marion?s new Farm-Art Market.

The market is from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Marion?s Central Park.

Vendors from across the region and from as far as Topeka are attending the event.

Asparagus, spinach, radishes, herbs and other early produce are available. Plants for sale include young apricot, redbud and mimosa trees. Specialty items are fresh orchid blossoms, which when floated in water are beautiful for at least a week.

Another unusual offering are colorful coverups for nursing mothers.

Baked goods go fast. Shoppers should come early for cinnamon rolls and other breads, including herbed focaccia.

Eggs offered are from free-range chickens.

A wide variety of craft items are offered?a stained glass panel for a kitchen window features asparagus. Metal dragonfly and butterfly garden ornaments are intended to add pizzazz in flower beds. Buyers will also find handpainted glasses, beaded jewlery, slumped bottles and peacock feather hair clips.

The James William Miesse American Legion Post 22 will be grilling hot dogs Wednesday, May 18.

Vendors and not-for-profit organizations interested in becoming concessionaires should contact Diana Costello, City of Marion, 208 E. Sante Fe, Marion, KS 66861, fax 620-382-3993, diana@marionks.net.


Auditions planned for ?Oliver!? roles


Auditions for children’s roles in Tabor College?s 2011 homecoming musical, ?Oliver!,? will take place in May.

An informational meeting for interested children and their parents is planned for 5:30 p.m. May 18 in the chapel-auditorium located in the Lohrenz Building.

Instructions and a sign-up sheet will be available at this meeting.

Auditions will be for the role of Oliver and for workhouse orphans. Boys and girls entering third through eighth grade next fall are eligible to audition. Boys must have unchanged voices.

Homecoming performance dates are Oct. 13-16.

For more information, call Judy Harder at 620-947-2510.

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