Happenings (Aug. 19, 2009)

Farmers? market accepts Vision card


The farmers? market in Hillsboro is participating in the Kansas Farmers' Market Electronic Benefits Transfer Project.

According to the coordinator, this means that anyone who has a Vision card may now use it at Thursday?s market in Hillsboro.

Those planning to use their Vision card are asked to stop by the information table to receive tokens for use at the market.

The Kansas Farmers' Market EBT Project is a joint venture between the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services and the Kansas Rural Center.

It is designed to expand access to fresh and local food in Kansas markets, primarily for low-income households receiving food assistance on Vision EBT cards.


Baptism planned at Marion Reservoir


Cottonwood Valley Baptist Church, Hillsboro, is having a multiple baptism at the swimming area near the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Office at the Marion Reservoir at noon Sunday, Aug. 23.

The public is invited to witness the event.


Gymnastic classes begin Aug. 24


Recreational gymnastic classes will begin Tuesday, Aug. 24, for students in grades 4-7. Each one of two sessions offered will be 12 weeks long and classes run from 30-35 minutes.

Registration forms can be picked up at Hillsboro Elementary School, 812 East A St., Hillsboro City Hall, 118 E. Grand Ave., and Goessel Elementary School, 500 E. Main.

For more information, call Cheri Marsh, instructor, at 620-367-8173.


Dyck Arboretum offers tropical meal


Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt or other summer attire for a tropical lunch at the Dyck Arboretum in Hesston.

?In addition, Kay Neff will show you how to make herbal vinegars and use them for flavor in salads and entrees,? said Julie Torseth, director.

For more information on costs or registration, call Torseth at (620) 327-8127.


Bridge repairs close part of Indigo Road


Indigo Road north of U.S. Highway 56 will be closed for the remainder of the week, said John Summerville, Marion County roads and bridges superintendent.

County crews removed the bridge on Indigo Monday, which is south of Hillsboro?s tree disposal site, also known as the ?tree dump road.?

The road will remain closed for at least the week while crews continue work on the bridge.

For more information, call Summerville at 620-382-3761.


Maxwell Wildlife Refuge plans tour


Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, on U.S. Highway 86 on the south edge of Canton, is sponsoring a fall wildflower tour Sept. 5.

For more information about the fall tour or other activities in October, call 620-628-4455.


Girl Scouts wanted; registration nears


Girls in the city of Marion interested in Girl Scouts are encouraged to register from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, 105 Eastmoor Dr., Marion.

All girls from kindergarten through 12th grade are welcome, said Ann Carr, Girl Scout neighborhood service manager.

Financial assistance is available. For more information, call Carr at 620-382-2394.

Durham schedules hamburger fry


Durham is sponsoring a hamburger fry with homemade ice cream starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, in the city park.

All donations will be used to purchase equipment for the Durham Fire Department.

For more information, call Joyce Medley at 620-732-3205.


Senior center plans ice cream social


The Hillsboro Senior Center is planning an ice cream social beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the center located at 212 N. Main.

The social is one of the center?s fundraising events to defray expenses and other operating costs.

In addition to the social, Lonn Richards and a polka band will provide musical entertainment.

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, according to Stephanie Moss, one of the 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: 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.

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