Happenings (March 4, 2009)

HHS asks for help to replace photos


The Hillsboro High School office staff is asking the public for student photos from seven graduating classes in an effort to replace photo display panels that were stolen last summer.

The missing classes are 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2001 and 2002.

Donna Dalke, HHS secretary, said they would like to have wallet-size graduate photos submitted by March 13.

Replacing the missing panels isn?t of urgent importance, Dalke added, but the school would like to include every class in the display for the sake of alumni who visit the school for reunions and other gatherings.

Anyone with questions about replacement photos can contact Dalke at the HHS office: 947-3991.


Polio help group to meet March 7


The Central Kansas Polio Survivors Support Group will meet from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 7, at the DeLos V. Smith Senior Center, 111 W. Second St., Hutchinson.

?This is a different location than normal,? said Jean Graber with the support group.

The location in Hutchinson, she said, is one block west of Main Street and those planning to attend are asked to enter through the east door.

Dorothy Mosier, a grief counselor for 25 years, is the guest speaker.

Mosier also faces personal health issues. Her topic for this meeting is ?Dealing with Long Time Disability.?

The presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting. Meetings are free of charge and open to everyone.


Walk Kansas event kicks off Sunday


All team members signed up for this year?s Marion County Walk Kansas challenge are invited to a kick-off from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Marion pool/gym, corner of North Thorp and Lawrence Streets in Marion. Sunday is also the first day to begin walking and tallying progress on the Walk Kansas Daily Log, said Nancy Pihl, coordinator and with the Marion County Extension office .

The kick-off will include drawings for door prizes and sampling healthy foods and recipes to take home.

In addition, teams can pick up T-shirts they ordered, information on choosing shoes, stretching and nutrition.

Walk Kansas is an opportunity to promote healthy lifestyle habits to people of all ages in Marion County, she said.

?It?s not too late to register,? Pihl said. But late registrations will not receive their newsletter or T-shirt at the kick-off. For more information for late registrations, call Pihl at 620-382-2325.


Musical events set at Peabody-Burns


The Peabody-Burns schools are celebrating ?Music In Our Schools Month? with a variety of musical events. The Peabody-Burns High School ?Voices? will be presenting a dinner-theater at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the school.

The fifth and sixth grade bands at Peabody-Burns Elementary School will have a short ?Music In Our Schools? concert at 10 a.m. Monday, March 9, in the multi-purpose room.

For more information, call 620-983-2196.


Canton Auxiliary plans meal March 5


Canton American Legion Post 192 Auxiliary is sponsoring a meatloaf dinner from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the post home, 132 N. Main St..

The menu will be meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans with bacon. Coffee, tea and water will be provided. Ice cream on the side. Adults $5 and children $3.

?Come enjoy a night out and leave the clean up to us,? said Debbie Evans, one of the coordinators. All proceeds will go to benefit the post home?s outdoor sign fund.

Soccer registration deadline March 13


Marion County Soccer Club is re-opening its registration for the sixth season of soccer, said Stephanie Moss, coordinator.

Registration forms can be picked up at both Hillsboro and Marion Elementary schools or by contacting Margo Yates with the Marion Chamber of Commerce at 620-382-3425 or Moss at 620-947-3713.

Deadline for registration is Friday, March 13. Practices begin the week of March 23 and games start Saturday, March 28.

Cost for players is $30 for pre-kindergarten through second grade and $50 for third through 12th grades.


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