Happenings (Aug. 12, 2009)

Workshop searches Web for ancestors


The Newton Public Library and the DAR, Newton Chapter, are sponsoring ?Where in the World Wide Web?? Finding Your Ancestors Online,? a genealogy workshop with Darren McMannis from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.

The workshop is free and open to all with lunch provided for a donation. To register, call 316-283-2890 or e-mail sbartel@ newtonplks.org.


MC United Soccer seeks participants


MC United Soccer Club is opening registration for its seventh season, said Stephanie Moss, one of the organization?s coordinators. Deadline for registration is Friday, Aug. 28, with practices beginning Sept. 14 and games starting Sept. 26.

Registration forms can be picked up at both Hillsboro and Marion Elementary Schools, at the Marion Chamber of Commerce office, at the MC United blog site: http://mcunited2003.wordpress.com/ or by calling Moss, 620-947-3713.

The cost for players is $40 for pre-kindergarten through second grade and $60 for third through 12th grade. The price includes a full year of play, she said.


Legion Post 366 plans fish fry


American Legion Post 366 of Hillsboro is planning a fish fry for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15.

Donotions will go toward the American Legion Baseball Fund Program.

Members and guests are welcome to attend.


Kiwanis Club meets Aug. 18 in Hillsboro


The Kiwanis Club guest speaker at its noon meeting Tuesday, Aug. 18, is Steve Noble, USD 410 Hillsboro superintendent. The meeting will be held at Hillsboro City Hall, 118 E. Grand.

Non-member meal arrangements can be made by calling Kirby Rector at 620-947-5437.



MCSEC Board to meet Aug. 17


The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 15, in the MCSEC conference room at 302 W. Eighth in Florence.


Free child screening in Burns Aug. 18


Marion County Early Inter?ven?tion Services will offer a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, Aug. 18, in Burns at the Burns Community Center on North Washington Street.

Appointments will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The screening will assess development in the cognitive, social, motor and speech/language areas. Vision and hearing will also be checked. This process usually takes about 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.113 or 620-878-4720.


Dementia support to meet Aug. 17


The Marion County Dementia Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17 in the chapel at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

Facilitators for the evening are Esther Pankratz and Sharon Ressler. Time for sharing will be available at the end of the meeting for those who wish to participate.

The support group is for families and caregivers of dementia patients. For more information contact Hillsboro Community Hospital: 620-947-1463.


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