Happenings (Dec. 30, 2009)

Free H1N1 vaccine available Jan. 6

The H1N1 vaccine will be available beginning Jan. 6 to anyone who has not received the vaccination.

The Marion County Health Department will have walk-in clinics from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

There is no charge for this service and no appointment is needed.

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Free child screening planned for Jan. 12

Marion County Early Inter?vention Services is offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 E. D St.

Appointments will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of learning, motor, language and social. Vision and hearing will also 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 an appointment, call 1-877-878-4519, ext. 113, or 620-382-2858.

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Frostbite 4-mile set for New Year?s Day

Fitness enthusiasts are invited to register for the fifth annual Frostbite Four-Mile Run planned for 2 p.m. New Year?s Day in Hillsboro.

Participants, who can either walk or run the in-town course, will meet and finish at the Scout House in Memorial Park.

The entry fee for this non-competitive event is $10. Those who pre-register by Dec. 18 will receive a commemorative gift. Walk-up registration is allowed.

For more information call 620-947-3690 during the day or 947-3342 in the evening, or e-mail recreation@cityofhillsboro.net.

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FFA will collect live Christmas trees

The Hillsboro High School FFA chapter will pick up live Christmas trees Saturday, Jan. 9.

The trees can be dropped off at the county fairgrounds; members also are offering curb-side pick-up.

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?Game Night? set Sunday in Tampa

Tampa is planning a ?Game Night? beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at the Tampa Senior Center.

Those participating are asked to bring a snack. For more information, call 785-965-2639.

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Biggest Loser starts fourth year Jan. 4

Greenhaw Pharmacy is again sponsoring its weight loss contest for the months of January through May.

The first weigh-in is Monday through Friday, Jan. 4-8. Those who miss those dates, but would like to participate, should call for information.

The cost is $25 per contestant with 85 percent of the money going toward prizes.

Another weigh-in will be held the first week in March, which is at the half-point of the contest.

The top 10 people in March will receive $10 each in Hillsboro bucks. The final weigh-in is May 3-7.

The contest features men?s and women?s divisions. Winners will be determined by the fit factor formula, which is percentage of pounds lost plus the percentage of fat lost.

Other opportunities for contestants during the four-month event are discount cholesterol screenings and weighing in on the body composition machine for $5 during the contest with an appointment.

To sign up for a weigh-in, call Jeanne Rziha, coordinating the event, at 947-3048.

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Special Education board to meet

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6.

Meetings are held in the Marion County Special Education Cooperative conference room, 1500 E. Lawrence, Marion.

For more information, call Becky Savage, clerk of the board, at 620-382-2858.

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Marion blood drive planned for Jan. 11

An American Red Cross blood drive is planned for Marion from 2:25 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, in the St. Mark?s Activity Center at Holy Family Catholic Church, 415 N. Cedar.

The drive will be hosted by Pilsen Knights of Columbus Council 3423.

To make an appointment to donate call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

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