Daily Life (Oct. 5, 2011)

Quail Forever to offer hunter safety

Marion County Quail Forever chapter sponsoring a hunter safety course at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Marion VFW.

All applicants must first complete an online hunter safety course to qualify to finish in Marion. The online course can be found at kdwpt.state.ks.us/ news/hunting. Participants should bring the completed test.

The course will be limited to 50 people. The minimum age is 11. Pre-register with Quail Forever by calling Mike Ottens?meier at 620-381-0824, or Torey Hett at 620-382-7391.


Free screening for children Oct. 11

Marion County Early Inter?vention Services is planning a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Marion Presbyterian Church, located at Lawrence and Elm streets.

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 1-877-878-4519, ext. 128 or 620-382-2858.


Vocal group plans fundraising event

Wendy’s will be sponsoring a fundraising event for Hillsboro High School Spirit-N-Celebration from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 10 with 20 percent of the profits going to the select vocal ensemble.

The money raised will help cover expenses for the group?s trip to Kansas City to sing at the Renaissance Festival and with St. Monica’s Catholic Church Gospel Choir.

Spirit-N-Celebration students will be on hand throughout the evening, and organizers said they encourage everyone to come out and show their support.


HES sponsors bike stunt show Oct. 13

A bicycle stunt show is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at Hillsboro Elementary School, 812 East A St.

The show will include spinning, gliding and rolling by Rich Wieber, stunt man. He will perform stunts while presenting himself as a role model regarding bicycle safety, goal achievement and drug awareness.

Wieber is expected to attempt a dangerous stunt as his grand finale by jumping over a number of teachers without the aid of a ramp.

For more information about the performer, visit www.richwieber.com.


Goessel students invited to skate

Students in the Goessel School District are invited to the Florence skating facility, Sixth and Dean streets, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 8, said Holly Pereillo, coordinator.

For more information about the facility, call 316-305-1780.


Florence to offer flu shots Oct. 13

Flu shots will be offered from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Florence Ambulance Building on Main Street.

The event is sponsored by the Marion County Health Department and the Florence Ambulance Department.


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.


Cancer awareness topic of meeting

Gerry Grentz, chairman of the Cancer committee of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Marion Veterans of Foreign Wars, invites all members to attend the 2 p.m. Oct. 11 meeting.

Members are encouraged to attend the second Tuesday of each month. Cancer Awareness will be featured at the meeting.


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 purse 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.

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