Happenings (Feb. 10, 2010)

Book group meets Feb. 12 in Hillsboro

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Hillsboro Public Library?s book discussion group will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12 at Brenda?s Bloomers, 111 W. Grand Ave., Hillsboro.

The group will discuss the book, ?The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie,? by Alan Bradley. According to information provided, this book has nominated for, and won, many awards including the American Library Association Best book for Young Adults, Amazon?s Best Books and Best Audiobooks of 2009, Borders ?Original Voices Fiction? book of 2009 and New York Times ?Notable Crime books of 2009.?

For more information, call 620-947-3827.

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Farmerettes meet Friday, Feb. 12

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The Farmerettes will meet at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Nellie Jost?s home. Roll call will be, ?my favorite movie.?

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Dementia support to meet Feb. 16

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The Marion County Dementia Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the chapel at Salem Home in Hillsboro.

Facilitators for the evening are Esther Pankratz and Sharon Ressler. Time for sharing will be offered 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 at 620-947-3114.

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Goessel meal will feature MDS report

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The community is invited to the Goessel Senior Center for a potluck meal at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18.

Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator for the Marion County Depart?ment on Aging, spent a week in January working with Menno?nite Disaster Service at New Iberia, La., and will speak and show pictures of the work there.

?Bring a friend and food for some good eating, fellowship and up-to-date information on one of the places MDS is involved in rebuilding after a severe hurricane,? said Elaine Goertzen, center director.

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S-N-C offers dessert banquet Feb. 15

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Hillsboro High School vocal ensemble Spirit-N-Celebration, under the direction of Lynn Just, will be hosting a Valentines Dessert Banquet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in the high school commons.

SNC students will be performing piano and vocal solos, and the group will sing a set of Valentine-themed songs while patrons enjoy dessert.

This event is a fundraiser for the group?s annual fall trip to Kansas City to sing at the Renaissance Festival and with the St. Monica?s Gospel Choir.

Tickets are not required, donations will be accepted and a giveaway of whole desserts will complete the evening. Chances to win are five for $1. The public is invited to attend.

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MCSEC board plans Feb. 16 meeting

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The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15.

All meetings are open to the public and are at the MCSEC office, 1500 E. Lawrence, Marion.

For more information, call Becky Savage, clerk, 620-382-2858.

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Lions Club says thanks, seeks help

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The Hillsboro Evening Lions Club wanted to thank the community for attending the pancake/sausage feed Jan. 23, and also invite men and women to get involved in the club.

Money raised from the pancake feed will allow Lions to meet pressing needs in the community, including the Senior Center, Main Street Ministries, Cub Scouts and Leos Club, to mention a few, said Lloyd Funk, president of the group.

The Hillsboro Evening Lions Club has 25 members and meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays at Brenda?s Bloomers, 111 W. Grand Ave.

?Lions Clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs,? he said.

In addition, Funk said the club has aided the blind and visually-impaired, along with a strong commitment to community service and helping youth throughout the world.

For more information about the club, call Funk at 947-4015 or Norma Cabeen, secretary, at 947-0115.

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Young Farmers plan Feb. 20 reunion

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A reunion of all past Young Farmers and Young Farm Wives is planned for 12:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Jewell Community Center located on Highway 128 in Jewell.

Participants are asked to bring a side dish of salad or dessert and table service for the meal.

Donations will be accepted for the cost of the main meal and the meeting space.

Participants are encouraged to bring KYF/KYFW memorabilia to share with the group.

An RSVP is requested to Calvin and Peg Bohnert, 785-887-6680. The local contacts for information are Jim and Brenda Enns, 620-947-5504.

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Free tax help available in Marion

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Marion County at Mid-Cap, 104 N. Fifth, Marion, is offering free assistance with basic tax returns as well as free e-filing.

To qualify for the program, your income must not exceed $35,000.

Participants need to call for an appointment at 1-888-877-5948 or 620-382-8807.

According to organizers, those who come for assistance should be sure to bring their Social Security card; this year?s tax package and/or label; all forms, W-2s and 1099s; information for all other income; information for all deductions or credits and a copy of last year?s tax return.

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