Daily Life (Oct. 30, 2013)

HCF seeking grant application

The Hillsboro Commun?ity Foundation is accepting applications for grant funds to be distributed in 2014 from the Hillsboro Area Impact Fund.

Organizations may apply that are exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) and serve Hillsboro and surrounding communities.

Application forms can be downloaded from hillsboro?free?press.com or cityofhillsboro.net, or picked up from Bryce Wichert at Accounting & Financial Initiative at 104 E. First St., Hillsboro. The deadline for submission is Nov. 15.

The Impact Fund is an unrestricted grant fund created by the generosity of individuals who have contributed to this endowment. Grants will not be limited to a particular issue or target population.

Successful applications assist the foundation in fulfilling its mission to improve the quality of life for the Hillsboro community.

For more information about the Impact Fund and other non-profit funding opportunities, contact executive director Kathy Decker at 620-947-0170 or by email at director@hcfoundationks.com.

Marion County Toy Run set Nov. 2

The 20th annual Marion County Toy Run will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, from SherBowl Lanes, 131 S. Thorp in Marion, with toys collected at Hillsboro State Bank.

An auction and chili feed will follow at Hillsboro American Legion Post No. 366.

The Toy Run has raised more than $136,000 over the past 19 years for underprivileged children in Marion County. Sponsors include Sons of American Legion No. 366, ABATE of Kansas District 9 and Route 56 Classic Cruisers.

Each participant is asked to donate one new toy as the entry fee. These toys, as well as donations and money raised at an auction and chili feed held after the Toy Run, are donated to community Christmas projects and area ministerial organizations.

Donations may be sent to the Marion County Toy Run in care of Hillsboro SAL No. 366, 405 S. Floral Drive, Hillsboro, KS 67063, or by contacting one of the sponsoring organizations.

Youth groups to collect food Oct. 30

?Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat,? sponsored by all Hillsboro youth groups, will be in the evening Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Residents wanting to participate are asked to leave a sack of canned goods or non-perishable food items on their doorstep. Youth group members will come by and pick up donations.

For more information, call 947-2338.

PBES makes plans for Halloween

Peabody-Burns Elemen?tary School will have its annual Halloween parade and classroom parties Thurs?day, Oct. 31.

At 2:30 p.m., students will parade around the halls of PBES to show off their costumes. The classroom parties will begin after that.

The public is invited to watch the parade.

Public invited to 4-H Fund meeting

The Marion County 4-H Endowment Fund annual meeting will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, in the Foods Building on the fairgrounds in Hillsboro.

The board of directors invites interested members of the public to attend.

Free screening Nov. 12 in Goessel

Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Goessel.

Appointments will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. At the screening, development will be checked in the learning, motor, language and social areas. Vision and hearing also will be screened.

This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 620-382-2858.

Tabor scary house planned Nov. 1

The Tabor College Multi-Cultural Student Union organization is hosting its annual ?Scary House? from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at 602 S. Lincoln.

The theme for this year?s event is ?Multi-Cultural Horrors,? featuring creatures and legends from around the world.

The event is free and open to the public. Young children should be accompanied by an adult.

For questions, email Jared Janzen at jareddjanzen@tabor.edu.

LMC seeks people for 2014 classes

Leadership Marion County is taking applications for the series of nine classes which will begin in February 2014.

Classes will meet every other Thursday in various locations within Marion County with one trip to Topeka to meet with state representatives.

The goal of LMC is in developing unity among the communities of the county, identifying current and future leaders, examining issues facing the county and encouraging service at local and county levels.

Applications are available at the Marion County Court?house, Florence City Hall, Goessel City Hall, Hillsboro Library, Tampa State Bank in Tampa or Burns Library.

The deadline to submit applications is Dec. 15.

For more information, call Teresa Huffman, director of Marion County Eco?nomic Development, at 620-382-8830.

Chat & Dine Club to meet Nov. 9

The Marion County Lake Chat and Dine Club is having its annual soup dinner and business meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the lake hall.

Several items will be discussed at this meeting, including the election of officers for 2014. Club officials said this is an important meeting because those attending will be planning the future of the club.

Everyone is encouraged to attend, and bring a side dish and a friend along.

Hymn sing Nov. 3 at Hillsboro MBC

The monthly community hymn sing will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

Singing, scripture reading and prayer will be included. Those attending will also have the opportunity to select favorite songs.

This month?s theme is ?In Times Like These? with Steve Vincent leading the service.

Choral music will be provided by Parkside Voices.

Country Stitchers to meet Nov. 4

The Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 East D St.

Shawn Delker of Salina will present the program, ?Lessons From My Quilts,? which highlights her art quilts and life lessons learned from them.

All visitors are welcome.

Library book sale is Thursday, Friday

Hillsboro Public Library will be offering a book sale on Thursday and Friday, Oct 31 and Nov. 1, at city hall during business hours.

Proceeds will help fund new books for the library.

Driver safety class offered Nov.11-12

A county-wide AARP Smart Driver Safety Class is being hosted by Marion USD 408 from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday and Wednesday Nov. 11 and 12.

Participants are required to attend both four-hour sessions in order to receive a completion certificate to present to insurance companies. No actual driving is required to complete the course and there is no written pass or fail tests.

Richard and Marilyn Riemer of Hillsboro will teach the class. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.

For more information or to register, call 620-947-3453.

Women?s health night set Nov. 12

The 8th annual Women?s Health Night begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12.

At 7 p.m., this year?s speaker, Jan Frantz of Jan?s Floral, will show participants how to make wreathes. Lana Bichet will also discuss some of her life experiences.

From now until the event, colored cards will be available at participating merchants. Those planning to attend the health night are encouraged to have merchants sign cards and bring them to the event.

Cards will be drawn throughout the evening for door prizes and cash for the last card drawn. How much cash depends on how many business signatures are on the card.

This year?s sponsors are Greenhaw Pharmacy, Hillsboro Community Hospital, Parkside Homes and Trinity Mennonite Church.

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