Happenings (Nov. 11, 2009)

Durham to sponsor pancake feed


The Durham Community annual pancake and sausage feed will be held from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the community building.

In addition to pancakes and sausage, homemade syrup will be served.


Vendors welcomed at Strong City fair


Strong City?s annual Arts & Crafts Fair is planned for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at St. Anthony?s Hall.

The event is in conjuction with the Chase County Christ?mas and courthouse lighting ceremony. New this year will be a free gift as well as free crafts for kids while adults shop.

Exhibitors wishing to reserve a table/space for $10 each should contact Deanna Wessel at 620-273-6459 or at deannawessel@sbcglobal.net. Tables are not limited to crafts. The registration deadline is Nov. 27.


Flu adds to need for donors Nov. 16


Hillsboro Mennonite Breth?ren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16.

ARC officials report that the flu outbreak has reduced blood collections this season. Under most circumstances, cold and flu symptoms are not transmissable by blood unless a person is running a fever.

?We certainly don?t want anyone who feels ill to think they should come in and donate,? said Bev Kerbs, donor recruitment representative, Central Plain Region. ?But the need for blood is constant.?

Existing and potental donors are asked to make an appointment by calling 800-448-3543 or visiting bloodisneeded.org. Walk-ins also are welcomed.

A blood donor card or driver?s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Potential donors must weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old.

HCH volunteers will meet Nov. 20


Hillsboro Community Hospital Volunteers will meet at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in the HCH Conference Room. The guest speaker will be Robin Hodges, who will present a program on the importance of activities to the swing-bed program.

New volunteers are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Contact Velma Hadley, co-coordinator, at 947-3802, or HCH at 947-3114, for more information.


Special Ed board to meet Nov. 16


The Marion County Special Education Cooperative board of directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16.

The meeting will be held in the conference room, 1500 E. Lawrence, Marion.


Library book group to meet Friday


Hillsboro Public Library's Book Discussion Group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Brenda's Bloomers & Gifts, 111 W. Grand. The group will discuss the book, ?Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,? by Lisa See. Members are encouraged to talk about their ideas, even if they haven?t read the book.

Brenda?s will offer an assortment of coffee, tea, soft drinks, muffins, coffee cake and rolls.

Members are responsible for their own tabs at this meeting.

For more information, call 947-3827.


Hillsboro compost site moved for now


The city of Hillsboro compost site, which is located on South Wilson, has been temporarily moved across the road (to the east) on the sewer plant property, a spokesperson said.

In the near future, the site will be relocated to an area south of the city shop on North Adams.

For more information, call 620-947-3162.


TEEN schedules Nov. 18 meeting


The Technology Excellence in Education Network will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Marion High IDL Studio.

For more information, call Brandi Hendrix, TEEN adviser, at 620-382-2168.


Farmerettes plan Nov. 13 meeting


The Farmerettes will meet at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Irma Koop?s home.

The lesson is synopsis of ?A Fire Chief?s Wife,? by Elaine Lowery. An election of next year?s officers is also planned.



Hillsboro UMC sets ?Walk a Mile? event


Hillsboro United Methodist Church will be hosting a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, for the ?Walk a Mile,? exhibit, which will stay at the church through Nov. 18.

The exhibit, a powerful and inspiring traveling art exhibit created by disadvantaged youth, is coming to Hillsboro for the first time, said Megan Smith, public relations with Youthville in Wichita.

?The exhibit has taken from the old adage if you could walk a mile in my shoes displays old shoes painted and decorated by youth on Youthville?s Residential Treatment Facility in Newton,? she said.

The shoes began as an art project as a way for the youth to visually express their emotions.

Then the stories and art from the project were so powerful that a traveling exhibit was created so audiences across the state could see and read their stories.


American Legion Auxiliary to meet


The American Legion Post 366 Auxiliary will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 405 Floral Dr., Hillsboro.

All members are asked to attend and bring a gift for the Robert Dole VA Center Christmas Gift Shop.

Gifts should be something new with tag for men, women, boys or girls, a spokesperson said.

For more information, call 620-947-3624.


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