Local author to present program
Marion Public Library will host local author Sara Meisinger, who will talk about her publishing journey at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the Santa Fe Room, 101 Library St.
“Autumn’s Grace,” is Meisinger’s first book to be published. Everyone is welcome to Meisinger’s presentation and book signing. Books will be available for sale.
For more information, call the library at 620-382-2442.
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Local historian Brian Stucky will present “Grave Mysteries” at the Second Monday Family History and Genealogy group at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum Preparatory School, 200 Poplar St., Goessel.
Stucky will talk about cemeteries in the Harvey County area. The event is free and the public is welcome to attend.
For more information, call the museum at 620-367-8200.
Child screening in Goessel Nov. 15
Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children age birth through 5 years Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Goessel. Appointments will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Development will be checked in the areas of cognitive, motor, speech and language and social and emotional. Vision and hearing also will 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.
meal in Goessel
The Goessel community is having a free Thanksgiving dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in the elementary school gym.
Donations will go to the Goessel Ministerial Alliance to provide assistance for community families and schools.
GMA and Alexanderwohl, Goessel and Tabor Mennonite churches are sponsoring the event.
Toy Run Nov. 5
The 23rd annual Marion County Toy Run begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at SherBowl Lanes, 131 N. Thorp, Marion.
After toys are collected in Marion, participants will drop them off at Hillsboro State Bank.
The event is sponsored by the Sons of American Legion 366, ABATE of Kansas Dist. 9 and Route 56 Classic Cruisers. Each participant is asked to donate one new toy as an entry fee.
The toys, as well as donations and money raised at an auction and chili feed after the toy run, are donated to community ministerial organizations and Marion County Children’s service organizations to provide a better holiday season for the many children in the county.
The toy run has raised more than $175,000 during the past 22 years.
Donations also may be sent to the Marion County Toy Run, in care of Hillsboro Sons of the American Legion 366, 405 S. Floral Drive, Hillsboro, KS 67063.
Wrestling club meeting Nov. 7
Parents of children age 5 through 18 interested in participating in the Hillsboro Wrestling Club are invited to an information and sign-up meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the technology lecture hall on the south side of the high school.
The agenda includes signing up wrestlers, collecting fees and discussing the upcoming season.
HWC will start its 24th season with eight USA Wrestling bronze-level certified coaches.
Wrestlers compete in many area tournaments as well as the annual home tournament. Numerous wrestlers have qualified to compete at the state level.
Parents unable to attend the information meeting should contact Scott O’Hare, club director and coach, to make arrangements to sign up and pay fees prior to the first practice on Monday, Nov. 14. O’Hare can be reached at 620-947-3184 (school), 785-470-1086 (cell) or at email@example.com.
Area author to recount journey
Christian author Kim Vogel Sawyer will present the program “An Unexpected Touch” at the Nov. 4 Tabor College Lifelong Learning Program.
The session begins at 9:45 a.m. in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center.
Vogel Sawyer will recount how her lifelong dream of publication eventually grew bigger than she could have imagined.
As of Nov. 1 the front doors to the Wohlgemuth Center will be inaccessible. Attendees will need to use the doors at the back of the building.
Because of campus construction, participants are encouraged to park in one of the south Tabor parking lots, where golf-cart shuttle service will be available.
The public is welcomed to attend all Lifelong Learning sessions and may register at the door for $5. Participants may enjoy lunch in the college cafeteria after the session at the discounted price of $4.
HUMC turkey dinner is Nov. 4
The annual turkey dinner sponsored by Hillsboro United Methodist Church will be from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 4 at 905 E. D St. The event includes a silent auction with bidding to end by 7 p.m.
People wishing to buy carryout dinners should enter the south door of the fellowship hall with no need to call ahead. Cost of the meal is by donation. Proceeds will go toward missions and church projects.
Market Nov. 5
The sixth annual Alternative Gift Market will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Marion Community Building at Third Street and Santa Fe.
The gift at the Alternative Gift Market is a humanitarian gift given in honor of a friend or relative, and the market is not a craft show.
The 30 projects at the market range from water wells in South Sudan to medicine for Burmese refugees.
For more information or questions about the market, call Margaret Pickering, coordinator, at 620-382-5473.