Happenings (July 7, 2009)

Circus to arrive Sunday in Hillsboro


Carson & Barnes Circus will make two appearances at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro.

Circus officials are also inviting children and adults to visit the fairgrounds at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday morning.

A free petting zoo will be available and spectators can watch as employees and elephants erect the tents.

Show highlights include trapeze artists, high wire acts, motorcycle stunts and acrobatics.

The Marion County Fair Association is sponsoring the event.


Class of 1984 plans reunion Aug. 1


All graduates and teachers from the Hillsboro High School Class of 1984 are invited to a 25- year class reunion.

The event begins with social hour at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Gordon Mohn Community Center, Hillsboro Elementary School.

For more information, call Maura Wiebe at 947-2576.


Farm and ranch day camps offered


Farm and Ranch Day Camps, for children in second grade through high school, are planned for 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 was in Marion July 7. Peabody?s camp is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 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 baby-sitter, Bartel said. Teachers are also encouraged to attend.

For general questions, call Bartel at 620-947-2826.


Discipline session planned July 10


The Lunch Hour Conscious Discipline session will be at noon Friday, July 10, at the Marion Library.

The session, said Linda Ogden, with USD 410-Hillsboro, will cover the skill of empathy.

Conscious Discipline is an approach developed by Dr. Becky Bailey based on early brain development and building social-emotional competencies in children.

?It is not about changing children, but changing the way we as adults respond to children, Ogden said.

For more information, call Marion Prairie View at 620-947-3184 or linda.ogden@usd410.net.


Triathlon Aug. 22 at aquatic center


Hillsboro Recreation and Woods Wellness are sponsoring a ?Triple Threat Triathlon? at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center.

The triathlon features a 100-meter swim, four-mile bike ride and one-mile run.

For more information, call Anna Woods, 620-877-7503. To register online visit: woodswellness.com/triplethreat.aspx.


Parents as Teachers plans group event


All Marion county families with children birth to three 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 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.


Fellowship, photos part of reunion


The B.B. Wedel family cousins gathered June 27 at the Goessel Senior Center for a time of reminicing and sharing new and old family photos. The family also enjoyed a carry-in meal.

Those attending were Elda Buller, Gary and Ethel Griffen of Omaha, Neb.; Jim Banman of Denver, Colo.; Edna Ruth Graber, Helen and Don Bachman of Hesston; Janet and Roy Kaufman of Moundridge; Jayce Wedel of Wichita; Paul and Phylis Unruh, Joyce and Harold Unruh, Elnora Goertzen, Irvin and Elaine Goertzen of Goessel.

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