July 4th Eve will feature Brookens
The fourth annual July 4th Eve Celebration will be 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 3, at the Wm. F. Shaeffler House at Grand and Jefferson in Hillsboro.
This year?s keynote speaker will be first-year State Rep. Bob Brookens. Other features will include the American Legion Color Guard, a recitation of the Gettysburg Address delivered by Abraham Lincoln (personified by former State Rep. Don Dahl) and music performed by the Hillsboro Singing Men, Olivia Kliewer and Bob and the Boys.
Dale Honeck, former Hills?boro High School principal, will be on hand as Uncle Sam to lead the Children?s Red, White and Blue Parade, which will begin at about 7 p.m. in the alley behind the Schaeffler Carriage House.
The Hillsboro Fire Depart?ment will supervise the lighting of sparklers for children. Supervised games also will be available for children through age 12.
Celebrants are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. A meal of all-beef hotdogs and homemade ice cream will begin at 6 p.m. The cost is $5, plus $1 for cold bottled water or lemonade.
The event is being sponsored by the Friends of the Hillsboro Museums.
Chat and Dine Club plans July 4 outing
The Marion County Park and Lake Chat and Dine Club will have its annual cookout at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at the Lake Hall Building.
The Lake Hall Building, said Paul White, one of the coordinators, was chosen due to the high temperatures. Bring a side dish to go with burgers and hotdogs.
Parents as Teachers plans group event
All Marion County families with children birth to 3 years of age are invited to join Marion County Parents as Teachers from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 11, at Santa Fe Park in Peabody.
Activities planned include tricycle obstacle course, outdoor games, cowboy music, cowboy stories, and a petting zoo, said Lori Soo Hoo, one of the coordinators.
?Feel free to bring your own tricycle. Older siblings are welcome and door prizes will be given away,? she said.
The event is sponsored by Marion County Parents as Teachers, Safe Kids and Doyle Valley Farmer?s Market.
For more information, call Soo Hoo at 620-947-4041.
Author to speak at Kiwanis meeting
Max Terman, professor emeritus and author, will be the guest speaker for the Hillsboro Kiwanis noon luncheon meeting Tuesday, July 7, in the Hillsboro City Building.
He will speak about his recently published historical novel, ?Hiram's Honor: Reliving Private Terman's Civil War.?
Private Hiram Terman was captured and sent to a prison camp and survived. Max Terman, Hiram?s descendant, writes as if it were Private Terman telling his story.
The Hillsboro Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.
For more information, call Kirby Rector, Kiwanis president.
Farm and ranch day camps offered
Farm and Ranch Day Camps, for children in second grade through high school, will be held in Marion, Peabody and Hillsboro during July.
?The camps are planned in each individual school district,? said Jeanie Bartel, one of the camp organizers.
The first camp will be held in Marion from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the Marion City Hall basement, 208 E. Santa Fe. Those planning to attend are asked to call 620-382-3425 by July 6.
Peabody?s camp is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at Peabody-Burns Junior-Senior High School. Campers are asked to call 620-344-3490 by July 8.
In Hillsboro, the camp will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at the Hillsboro City Building. Those planning to attend are asked to call 620-947-3490 by July 13.
Now in its second year, the camps are made possible by Marion County Farm Bureau Association along with local recreation commissions and Marion County Extension.
Children younger than second grade need to be accompanied by a parent and not a babysitter, Bartel said. Teachers are also encouraged to attend.
?Our attempt is to make this day camp free for the attendees,? she said. ?Each day camp is uniquely designed with focus on agriculture industry in that part of Marion County.?
The groups visit at least one farm or ranch and at least one agriculture business such implement dealer and cooperatives.
?Our goal is to educate about our county's agriculture assets and how they operate,? Bartel said.
For general questions, call Bartel at 620-947-2826.
Ensemble to sing at special service
The Hillsboro United Methodist Church is inviting the public to a special morning worship service July 19, when Crossroads, a singing ensemble of 17 from Hays, will be presenting the entire service.
The group just returned from an engagement at Carnegie Hall. Their style of music?Southern Gospel with a contemporary sound?will create a unique worship setting.
According to the group?s personal testimony, they are dedicated to using their talents to honor Jesus and bless those who listen to their music.
The public is invited to attend this Sunday morning worship experience.
Quilt guild meets Monday, July 6
The Country Stitchers Quilt Guild is meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 6, at the United Methodist Church, 905 E. D St., Hillsboro.
The group will be doing a pincushion project and members are asked to bring a 10-inch square of fabric, sewing needle and thread.
Other materials will be provided. The fat quarter of the month is patriotic.
Card shower set for Bina?s 90th
The family of Agnes Bina is requesting a card shower for her 90th birthday. She was born July 18, 1919.
She is living at St. Luke Living Center in Marion, but prior to that she lived in the Pilsen area.
Cards may be sent to her in care of Mary A. Roniger, 3020 Diamond Creek Road, Burdick, KS 66838.
Cards requested for Vinduska?s 103rd
The family of Amelia Vinduska is requesting a card shower to celebrate her 103rd birthday July 10.
She was married to Pilzer Vinduska in Lost Springs. Her children are Bud and Rosie Vinduska of Florence and Margie and Maurice Stroda of Ramona.
Birthday wishes and cards can be sent to Mrs. Amelia Vinduska, P.O. Box 258, Marion, KS 66861.
Card shower to mark Bevan?s 90th
Former Peabody resident Virlee (Mrs. Fred) Bevan will celebrate her 90th birthday Tuesday, July 7.
Virlee?s niece Mary Ann Walter, great-niece Penni Funk and great-great-niece and nephew Hannah and Jacob are requesting a card shower in her honor.
Please send cards and greetings to Virlee Bevan at Chanute HealthCare Center, 530 W. 14th St., Chanute, KS 66720.