Daily Life (Oct. 19, 2011)

Kansas AG to talk at Lions Club event

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt will be in Hillsboro at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at La Cabana Mexican Restaurant, 117 S. Main Street, Hillsboro.

Schmidt?s visit is sponsored by the Hillsboro Evening Lions Club and he plans to discuss program of benefit to all Kansans.

For more information, call Sue Funk, president of the Hillsboro Evening Lions Club, at 620-947-3759.


Vocal dept. plans Oct. 20 concert

The Hillsboro Middle School and High School vocal department will present its fall concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in the high school Auditorium.

Students will demonstrate some of the new learning activities from this semester, as well as present songs in several languages.

The Middle School Choir, Spirit-N-Celebration and Concert Choir will perform. The public is invited.


Monthly hymn sing Oct. 23 in Hillsboro

The monthly community hymn sing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, Hillsboro.

The evening will include singing, prayer and scripture readings, said Steve Vincent, coordinator.

Those attending will have the opportunity to select favorite hymns to be sung. This month?s theme will be ?Calendar Confusion,? with special vocal and instrumental music provided by Kevin and Paula Herbel and their nine children.


PAID to meet in Marion Oct. 20

Parents as Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities of Marion County will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Marion Assisted Living facility, 200 Eisenhower Drive.

All individuals who are interested in obtaining more services in Marion County for individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend.


Wendy?s to donate to chess guild

Hillsboro Wendy?s restaurant will help raise funds for the Hillsboro Chess Guild by donating 20 percent of all sales from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24.

The money will be used to help the Chess Guild continue to provide free chess lessons for all USD 410 students.


Florence Chess Club meets Oct. 23

The Florence Chess Club will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 23 at 726 Marion St.

All ages and skill levels are welcome.


Halloween house open Oct. 21

Older children and teens are invited to visit the fourth annual Scary House from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 at 315 S. Adams.

The event is sponsored and supervised by Tabor College?s Multicultural Student Union.

Entrance will be the back door of the house, located on the corner of South Adams and C streets. Admission is free.

For more information, contact MSU president McKenzie Potter at 316-390-1082.


Maxwell Wildlife Refuge plans event

The Maxwell Wildlife Refuge is sponsoring a ?Fall Prairie? adventure at 5 p.m. Oct. 22. The event will include a sunset tour of the buffalo, Buffalo pen maze, hot dogs and s?mores and other events.

For more information, call 620-628-4455.


SCMCI to honor 10 senior workers

Senior Citizens of Marion County Inc. invites the public to attend its 51st annual meeting Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Marion Senior Center.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. The noon meal will be followed by a program at 12:45 p.m.

This year the SCMCI Board will be honoring 10 older workers in the county. Arlen Busen?itz, pastor of Burns First Menno?nite Church and an author will speak on ?How I Paid for College Selling Rocks.?

An offering will be gathered for the 2012 Marion County High School Scholarship to be awarded next spring to a high school senior from the county who plans to pursue a degree in am aging-related field.

To register for the event, contact the Marion County Depart?ment on Aging or a local senior center. The cost of registration is $5 per person and the deadline is Friday, Oct. 14.


HHS Concert Choir begins selling cards

The Hillsboro High School Concert Choir is selling value cards to help raise funds for its May trip to sing in Branson, Mo.

Cards are $10 and can be purchased from any concert choir member or in the high school office.

Discounts on the card are good from Oct. 1 through March 31. Businesses giving discounts on the card are Alco, Ampride, Hillsboro Lanes, Jan’s Floral Designs, Jess’ Tresses, Kessler Kreations, La Cabana, Little Pleasures, Mary’s Mats & More, Nancy’s Fashions, Odd’s N Ends, Quick Flick, Rod’s Tire, The Cut Above, The Spritz, Thee Bookstore and Vogt’s.


Marion Cemetery tour set Oct. 22

As part of Marion?s ongoing sesquicentennial activities, a cemetery tour, hayrack ride and hot dog roast is planned from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 22.

The event starts off with the hot dog feed at the football stadium parking lot. From there, everyone is invited to take hayrack rides to Marion Cemetery starting at 5:30 p.m. and continuing every 10 minutes until 7 p.m.

According to Dick Varenhorst, one of the committee members, students from Marion Elementary School will be reenacting the lives of six people who are buried at the cemetery.

The hot dog feed is sponsored by the Marion Baseball/Softball Boosters.

Sesquicentennial activities continue Oct. 31 with the Night of the Rhino and Trick or Treat.

November events include the Textile and Trunk Show Nov. 5 and 6 and a community Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 24.

In December, a Christmas Home Tour and open house and history at St. Luke Hospital are planned Dec. 4. The Christmas parade, along with a visit from Santa, is slated Dec. 11.

Everyone is invited to attend any and all of the events scheduled.

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