Happenings (July 29, 2009)

Oz Week celebrates 70th anniversary


Marion City Library is celebrating the 70th anniversary film debut of ?The Wizard of Oz? during August.

?Follow the yellow-brick road to the library for the celebration,? said librarian Janet Marler.

Oz Week is Aug. 3-8. During the week, the library will offer Oz activities, games and trivia.

Tuesday, Aug. 4, will feature movie night. (See separate information on this page.)

Friday, Aug. 7, will feature an Oz party at the library for children ages 6-10 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., she said. Games, activities and refreshments are planned and the staff will be dressed in costumes.

Space is limited, so Marler is encouraging people to call the library to reserve a space.

?Wizard of Oz? memorabilia and Dorothy?s house will be exhibited at the library.

?For an Oz-some time, visit the Marion City Library during August. Click your heels and repeat, ?There?s no place like home,?? she said.


Retreat planned for MHS singers


The Marion High School singers retreat will be held Friday, Aug. 14 through Saturday Aug 15.

The retreat begins at 5 p.m. Friday and a meeting for parents will be held at 7 p.m.


Perill, Clark vocal concert canceled


The duet concert by Rose Perill and David Clark, scheduled for Aug. 9, has been canceled because of health concerns.


Kliewers to report on time in Syria


Duane and Ruth Kliewer, Hillsboro, will be reporting on their mission trip to Syria on Sunday, Aug. 2, at Holy Trans?figuration Orthodox Christian Church, 116 N. Washington, Hillsboro.

Their presentation will follow the Divine Liturgy, which is at 10 a.m. Prior to their sharing, a meal will be offered featuring dishes, that are common to what the Kliewers were served on the trip.

The Kliewers went with a group of college students in May to visit and do mission work in the Bosra-Hauran area in southwest Syria. They saw places such as the house chapel of St. Ananias, where the Apostle Paul was baptized, and other holy places in Damascus and the surrounding area.

The public also is invited to participate in the Feast of the Transfiguration Aug. 5-6. Vespers begin at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5. The Holy Feast Day begins with Orthros and Divine Liturgy at 9 and 10 a.m. Aug. 6.

Bishop Basil, bishop of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America of the Antiochian Orthodox Church, will be the featured guest.

For more information, contact Fr. John Baize at 947-3000 or 947-3194.


Marion City Library plans movie night


Marion City Library is sponsoring a movie night starting about 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, said Janet Marler, city librarian.

?The movie will be about the adventures of a girl from Kansas who gets caught in a tornado and tries to find her way home with the help of her friends, the Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion,? she said.

Everyone is encouraged to bring chairs and snacks and watch this classic.

If inclement weather, she said, the movie will be canceled.

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


Time capsule target set for Sept. 25


The Time Capsule Committee for the Hillsboro 125th celebration has set Sept. 25 as the deadline for items to be included in the re-burial of the capsule.

It was originally buried in Memorial Park during the city?s centennial celebration, and was opened during the 125th even in late June.

?Our original plan was to include input from school children in the time capsule, as was done at the centennial celebration in 1984,? said Jim Baker, committee chairman.

For that reason, the deadline was changed from July 25 to Sept. 25.

?Now everyone will have a chance to participate in placing an envelope inside,? he added.

The envelopes designed for the project can be picked up at the city office or Hillsboro Furniture, 112 S. Main.

?Some folks have told us they have made DVDs for their children and some have taken photos of families or employees,? Baker said. ?Be sure to put names and dates on all documents.?

Documents from the 1984 capsule were distributed during the 125th celebration and the feedback has been ?very positive,? according to Baker.

?Many are going to include that info along with 2009 info for the new capsule,? he said.

For more information about the project, contact Baker at 620-947-3520 or Brenda Coryea at 947-3903.

Card shower to mark Eslinger 80th


Family members are requesting a card shower for Josephine (Frantz-Holdeman) Eslinger in honor of her 80th birthday, which is Aug. 1.

She was born and grew up in Durham. She moved to Newton in 1948 and was married to Glen Holdeman in 1952; he died in 1986. ?Josie? worked 19 years for Kirkpatrick Plumbing and retired in 1994. In 1993, she was married to Everett Eslinger, who will be 83 Aug. 1.

Cards may be sent to her at P.O. Box 196, Canton, KS 67428.

Her children are Glenna (Holdeman) and Lee Coleman of Independence, Mo., Susan (Holdeman) and John Gordon of Nebraska City, Neb., and stepdaughter Winona (Eslinger) and Chris Jungman of Houston, Texas.


Free preview on financial issues set


A free preview on attaining financial peace is being offered at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Burns Community Center and at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at the First Baptist Church in Peabody.

For more information about the Dave Ramsey program, call pastor Arlen Busenitz of First Mennonite Church, 620-726-5860 or go to Ramsey?s website: www.DaveRamsey.com.


Heinrichs to speak at Kiwanis Aug. 4


Max Heinrich will be the noon speaker at the Aug. 4 Kiwanis Club meeting at the Hillsboro City Building.

Heinrichs, Hillsboro High School principal and head football coach, will present an update on the new athletic stadium and the high school football team.

Non-member meal arrangements can be made by calling Kirby Rector at 620-947-5437.


Enter beef cookoff set for state fair


The ?What?s For Dinner? beef cookoff will be held Sept. 19 in the Domestic Arts building on the state fairground in Hutchinson during the Kansas State Fair.

Contestants can submit a recipe with preparation and cooking time of 30 minutes or less.

Entry deadline is Friday, Aug. 7. The top eight finalists will be notified by Aug.. 21.

Finalists will prepare their recipes. Only one recipe per contestant may be submitted.

The grand prize winner will receive a $300 cash prize. Seconde, third and fourth places will receive $200, $150 and $100, respectively.

Send recipes to Kansas Beef Council, Attn: ?What?s For Dinner? Beef Cookoff. 6031 S.W. 37th Street, Topeka, KS 66614.

For more information, call the Kansas Beef Council at 785-273-5225 or visit www.kansasbeef.org.


Local quilt guild to meet Aug. 3


Country Stitchers quilt guild will meet at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at the United Methodist Church in Hillsboro.

The speaker will be Julie Craig from Attic Heirlooms in Wichita. She will present a program on crazy quilts.

The fat quarter of the month is brights?hot colors.

Guests are welcome.


USDA commodities to be distributed


U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities will be distributed Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Hillsboro Senior Center.

The maximum income per household size to qualify is the following: $1,174 for one person, $1,579 for two, $1,984 for three, $2.389 for four, $2,794 for five, $3,200 for six, $3,605 for seven, $4,010 for eight. For nine or more, add $40 to $4,010 for each additional family member.


Hamms meet for 23rd reunion


The Ed and Bertha (Hill) Hamm family held its 23rd reunion July 12 at the Scout House in Hillsboro.

The covered dish dinner was hosted by  Duane and Shirley Hamm and family.

Those attending from Hillsboro were Wilbur and Florence Hett: Tim, Cherie and Ty Goossen; Larry and Ruth Hamm; Dennis, Terry and Howard Hamm; Wayne and Carol Ollenburger; Harold and Sandra Bezdek, Sondra and Jasmine; Duane and Shirley Hamm; Candy, Danny and Wesley Tucker, and Crystal Paper.

Others attending were Greg, Charlene, Dylan and Whitney Thiessen of McPherson; Clayton and Wanda Hamm of Marion; Marvin and Joyce Hamm of Wells; Russell and Donna Hamm, Ryan and April of Canton; Mark, Kathy, Elizabeth and Daniel Nachtigall of McPherson; Rod and Mary Riffel of Rose Hill; Don Klein of Tampa; Van and Norma Pschigoda of Hope, Loren Hamm of McPherson; Mollie Roth of Winfield; Nick and Rebecca McLaughlin and Dereck Hamm of Lehigh.

The Wilbur and Florence Hett and families will host the reunion next year.


Area teens enter Wichita pageant


Three teens in the area are competing in a national pageant Aug. 9 in Wichita. Gracie Sullivan of Goessel, Delaney Cowden and Brandi Swanson have entered into the same teen competitions and are asking for sponsorship to help them in their quest for the Miss Jr. Teen Wichita title.

Businesses, organizations, or individuals may donate to one or more of these contestants.

Financial support or more information can be provided by calling Michele Sullivan, 620-367-4682 or cell, 620-217-9014; Cowden by calling Janelle Murk, 785-506-6640 and/or Swanson, 785-955-0499. Information is also available through the pageant coordinator, Patty Neidert, 800-569-2487.

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