Happenings (Aug. 26, 2009)

Gymnastic classes begin Tuesday


Recreational gymnastic classes will begin Tuesday, Aug. 25 for students ages 4 years through seventh grade.

Each one of two sessions offered will be 12 weeks long and run from 30 to 35 minutes.

Registration forms are available at Hillsboro Elementary School, 812 East A St.; Hillsboro City Hall, 118 E. Grand or Goessel Elementary School, 500 E. Main.

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


Home educators? group to meet


The Marion County Home Educators? support group will have its annual kick-off picnic at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Marion Park.

For more information regarding the group, call Robin Dicks at 620-382-2643 or Betsy Walker at 620-947-0200.


Bluegrass band to play Sunday


The Timber Creek Bluegrass Band has scheduled its Sleepy Creek Concert Series at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at Santa Fe Park in downtown Peabody.

Concert goers are asked to bring lawn chairs. A light meal will be served by donation.

For more information, call Shane Marler, executive director of Peabody Main Street Association, 620-983-2174 or visit: www.peabodymainstreet.com.


Moms in Touch to meet Sunday


Moms in Touch International will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Hillsboro Menno?nite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

Moms in Touch is a group of mothers that meets for one hour each week to pray for their school-aged children. A new group is being developed for Hillsboro Elementary School.

The group is open to all those who have children attending HES and would like to commit one hour a week to pray.


Hett family holds reunion at lake hall


The 91st Hett reunion was held Sunday, Aug. 9, at Marion County Lake Hall, where 63 family members attended a potluck dinner.

Many enjoyed seeing and visiting with the Bill and Teresa Higgins family. Bill, Teresa, Nic, Betsy and Wyatt Higgins, and Gage and Daniel Higgins were in Kansas on family business. They came the furthermost, driving from homes in North Carolina.

Other out-of-state visitors were Shane Rothman and Whitney Ballard of Jackson, Wyo.

President Eldon Hett conducted the business meeting. Officers elected for 2010 were Shelley Stafford, president; Keith Unruh, vice president; Pam Hett, secretary; Evelyn Hett, treasurer.

The next reunion will be Aug. 8, 2010, at Marion County Lake Hall.


Lake Chat and Dine Club meets Sept. 5


The Marion County Park and Lake Chat and Dine Club will have its next potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Sept. 5, at the Lake Hall.

?We plan to have Bennie Holtsclaw bring us a musical program,? said Paul White, coordinator.

?Bring a guest and come prepared for a fun evening.?


Hunter safety class registration nears


A hunter safety course is planned for noon to 6 p.m. Satur?day and Sunday, Sept. 12-13, at Marion Senior Center, 309 S. Third St.

Registrations are due by Saturday, Sept. 5; at least 40 are needed to offer the class.

The course is sponsored by the Marion County Chapter of Quail Forever.

For more information, call Tim Garth at 620-381-0191 or Ty Waner at 620-381-1199.


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.


Free child screening at Hillsboro Sept. 8


Marion County Early Inter?vention Services is offering free screening for children birth through 5 years on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 E. D St.

Appointments will be available from noon to 3 p.m. The screening will assess development in the cognitive, social, motor and speech/language areas. Vision and hearing will be checked as well.

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.


Goessel High plans fall sports night


Goessel High School is hosting its 16th annual Fall Sports Preview Night Friday, Aug. 28.

A grilled hamburger supper will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Patrons are asked to use the east entrance.

Junior high football and volleyball scrimmages will be at 5 p.m. with high school volleyball set for 6:30 p.m. and the football scrimmage at 7:40 p.m.

Donations for the meal will be accepted and will help support the volleyball and football programs.

The public is invited to attend.


Farmers? market accepts Vision card


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

This means, according to the coordinator, that anyone who has a Vision card may now use it at the Thursday market in Hills?boro.

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.

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