Happenings (July 15, 2009)

Hillsboro MBC plans VBS July 17


Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church is offering a weekend of Vacation Bible School from July 17 to July 19.

The first session will meet from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 17. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18. VBS activities will conclude with a free family pancake breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 19.

Breakfast will be followed by the VBS family worship service at 10:40 a.m.

For those children who have not registered, call the church office at 947-3144. They can also register Friday night before the activities begin.

Children who will be 4 by Sept. 1 through those completing sixth grade are welcome to participate. There is no charge.


Perrill, Clark to sing duet concert


Two singers with Hillsboro connections will combine their talent for a vocal duet concert next month at Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

Rose Perrill, a 1963 Hillsboro High School graduate now living in Tucson, Ariz., will team with David Clark, former longtime HHS vocal music instructor who is now teaching at Marion High School, for an afternoon of music Sunday, Aug. 9.

Joining them as accompanist will be Brad Vogel, professor of choral music at Tabor College.

Clark and Perrill met and sang together at funerals involving Perrill?s relatives in Hillsboro. He also filled in once when her singing partner in a local duet concert could not perform.

?We kind of became friends that way,? Clark said. ?We just thought we ought to try to do a duet concert together one time before we die. She?s a beautiful soprano singer.?

Clark said their repertoire will be mostly sacred classical music. Each also will sing a solo and Vogel will contribute some solos on the piano.

The concert will begin at 2 p.m. and is open to the public.


Free classes offered for family support


The National Alliance on Mental Illness is sponsoring a series of 12 free evening classes starting Thursday, Aug. 6, in Lindsborg.

The first class will be held from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, southwest corner of Bethany College campus in Lindsborg.

Class size is limited to 20 people.

NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is for those with loved ones struggling with major depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, panic and obsessive-compulsive disorders and brain disorders with substance abuse, said Tony Auernheimer, co-teacher, along with wife Audrey.

?This series of classes are structured to help participants understand and support a loved one with a mental disorder while maintaining their own well-being,? he said.

Coursework includes coping skills, self-care, emotional support and information.

For more information or to register, call 785-825-4786 or 785-822-7277. Calls may also be made to the sponsor of the program at 800-539-2660 or e-mail: NAMI.McPherson@gmail.com.


Commodities for seniors available


Commodities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture are available at the senior centers in Marion County.

Commodities include vegetable soup, peanut butter, orange juice, grape juice, green beans, cherry apply juice, black-eyed beans, pork in natural juices and peaches.

Each senior center makes distributions according to their schedule.


Harper to perform ?wacky? songs


Monty Harper will present his program ?Wacky Witty Way-Out Songs? for the community at 10 a.m. Wednesday July 22 at the Marion City Auditorium.

Harper is a multi-award winning singer/songwriter. His songs range in topic from dinosaurs to bugs and everything in-between. His audiences of children and adults alike will be entertained by his songs.

This program is sponsored by Tampa State Bank and the Marion City Library. Everyone is encouraged to attend this fun-filled program.

For more information, call Marion City Library at 620-382-2442.


Special ed board to meet July 20


The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will meet for its monthly meetly at 7 p.m. Monday, July 20 in the MCSEC conference room at 302 W. Eight in Florence.


County poker run set for Aug. 8


Kards for Kids Poker Run will be held Aug. 8 at the Marion County Reservoir.

The event is open to all cars and motorcycles. Proceeds will go to the Marion County Toy Run.

Registration is from 10 p.m. to 1 p.m. The last vehicle out will be at 1 p.m. and the last vehicle in will be at 5 p.m.

The event starts at Marion Cove on the north side of the dam at the reservoir. Cost is $15 per hand and $5 for second hand.

Kards for Kids is sponsored by Route 56 Classic Cruisers and American Legion Riders. For information, call Mike at 620-947-2312 or Rick at 620-381-1036.


Ash family enjoys time at county lake


Family and descendants from 12 states attended the Ash family reunion at Marion County Lake over the Fourth of July weekend.

A total of 39 from Kansas, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Alabama, Ohio, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Colorado, Washington and California gathered at the Outdoors Inn, a bed and breakfast at the county lake.

A large tent was rented from Marion Kiwanis Club and set up next door to the Inn as a primary meeting and eating place where a Hawaiian luau was enjoyed by all. The group also gathered at Ron and Kathi Beeton?s and Andy and Janice Ash?s for more food, fellowship games, boating and swimming.

The Ash family of Marion ?Betty Ash, Andy and Janice Ash, Al and Gloria Ash and Ron and Kathi (Ash) Beeton hosted the event.


Family, friends meet to remember


Family and friends of Harold F. Ehrlich of Rochester, N.Y., gathered in Marion July 3-4.

They attended a memorial service for Ehrlich in the Marion cemetery. They also enjoyed a meal at Emmanuel Baptist Church, visiting the home place and Ehrlich Mill, and watching fireworks at the Dave Hett farm.

Those in attendance were Grace Ehrlich of Rochester; Adrienne Ehrlich and Brenda Pitori, both of Pittsford, N.Y.; Alex, Olivia and Ingram Miller, and Curt, Liesa and Gaven Ehrlich, also of Pittsford; Croft, Jenny and Rebecca Ehrlich of Castleton, N.Y.; John and Lydia Ehrlich of Arvada, Colo.; Mark, Brandon and Jenna Marquardt of Spring, Texas; Shelly and Selena Willoughby of Reno, Nev.; Naomi Wheat and Tom Wheat, both of Iola; Bod and Judy Francis of Olathe; Tom Francis of Gardner; Ed and Jean Hett and John Popp, all of Wichita; Clark Farrar of Norwich; Wayne, Deb, Lauren and Lisa Geis of Durham; Dave, Michele, Tory, Kate, Phoebe and Cameron Hett of Peabody; Dave, Joanne, David and Tena Loewen of Hillsboro; Eugene Enos; Ralph and Luella Popp; John D. Hett; Eldon and Rhonda Hett; Bruce, Janet, Calvin, Monica, Lewis, Amy, Samuel, Elizabeth, Taylor, Isobel and Owen Plank.


Grand opening to be held July 21


Walton Hilltop Convenience will hold its grand opening
Tuesday, July 21.

The store is located in the old Ampride building in Walton.


Session about debt set for July 26


A seminar about overcoming debt will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at the Burns Community Building in Burns.

Learn ?How to Dump Debt Fast? with national speaker, author and financial expert Dave Ramsey. This free DVD event will cover 15 myths/truths about debt and how to get out of debt fast with the snowball method.

Contact Arlen at 620-726-5860 for more details.

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