Happenings (Nov. 4, 2009)

?Women?s Health Night? on Nov. 10

 

Area women are invited to participate in ?Women?s Health Night? on Tuesday evening, Nov. 10, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, 610 S. Main, Hillsboro.

The doors open at 6 p.m. with the program starting at 7 p.m. The event will include talks by local health experts, door prizes, food, displays by vendors and opportunities to win cash.

Topics include sleep apnea, relaxation and massage, and healthy cooking.

Participants are encouraged to shop at Hillsboro businesses to obtain an event card. A signature from each business participant could result in a cash prize.

The event is sponsored by Greenhaw Pharmacy, Hillsboro Family Practice Clinic and Woods Wellness.

 

Senior Center plans Thanksgiving meal

 

Hillsboro Senior Center, 212 N. Main, is sponsoring its annual Thanksgiving dinner by donation starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19.

In addition to the dinner, which is a fundraiser for the center, Vida Bartel will be providing a musical program. The silent auction, which was also planned, has been postponed until spring.

Deadline for reservations is Friday, Nov. 13.

For more information, call Brenda Moss, director, at 947-2304.

 

Marion VFW to host annual lunch

 

The Marion VFW Post 6958, 420 W. Santa Fe, will have its annual Veterans Day Soup Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11.

The event will celebrate and honor veterans of foreign wars. The public is invited to attend.

Proceeds from the luncheon will go toward supporting service personnel and for youth scholarships.

The cost is minimal for the luncheon, according to Bill Keith, one of the organizers. For more information, call him at 620-381-3590.

 

KSU lecture series to visit Centre High

 

As part of the Kansas State Presidential Lecture Series, KSU professor David Littrell will speak to students at Centre Junior/Senior High School at 1:41 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16.

Littrell will discuss ?Common and Unusual Instruments in the String Family.?

The series, started in 1986 by KSU President Jon Wefald, is a free service to high schools and community colleges. The series features KSU faculty, who share their expertise.

For more information, call toll-free 800-432-8270.

 

H-club offers to clean local yards

 

The Hillsboro High School H-club, an organization of student-athletes, is planning to assist community members with cleaning up their yards this fall.

The group is wanting to hear from community residents who would be interested in having them rake the leaves from their yards and haul them to the city composting site.

Once the list has been completed, the H-Club sponsors will determine a date, or two if necessary, in which the group will clean up the yards. The dates of the actual cleanup will be determined later, once most of the leaves have fallen.

The goal of club members is to help clear the leaves from 15 to 20 lawns with the focus being on helping families that are unable to do it themselves. The club also would consider by-donation jobs for able-bodied households, as time allows.

If you are interested in having HHS athletes clean up your yard this fall, e-mail one of the H-Club sponsors, Scott O?Hare (scott.ohare@usd410.net) or Dennis Boldt (dennis.boldt@usd410.net).

Include your name, address and a phone number where you can be contacted.

Once the clean-up date has been finalized, you will be contacted to verify the address and be given an anticipated date and time for the club to take care of your yard.

 

Supper planned to affirm veterans

 

The public is invited to a light supper in appreciation of veterans at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, in the Hillsboro American Legion Post 366 hall, 405 Floral Drive.

During the event, donations will be accepted for the Christ?mas gift shop at the Robert J. Dole VA Center in Wichita.

 

HMS book fair to run Nov. 4-11

 

Hillsboro Middle School will be hosting a book fair during the week of Nov. 4-11 in the school?s library.

The book fair offers a wide variety of books, posters, activity books, cookbooks and gift items, along with computer CDs.

The fair is open to the public daily from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On parent-teacher conference evenings?Thursday, Nov. 5, and Monday, Nov. 9?the hours will be extended to 7:30 p.m.

Profits from the fair will be used to purchase library materials, Accelerated Reader and prizes.

If you have questions, call Sandy Arnold or Janet Whisenhunt at the Wiebe Media Center, 620-947-3991.

 

MHS plans blood drive Nov. 9

 

Marion High School is sponsoring a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, in the gymnasium. For more information or to make an appointment, call 800-448-3543.

 

Guitarist to play at free coffeehouse

 

Lester Estelle Sr., acclaimed acoustical guitarist from the Kansas City area, will be featured at a come-and-go coffeehouse concert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

The public is invited to enjoy free coffeehouse drinks, snacks and Estelle?s unique musical talent that has taken him to popular jazz venues and appearances with The Gaithers.

Estelle communicates joy through his musical artistry and testimony. His repertoire includes contemporary Christian worship and praise favorites, traditional hymns and timeless classical jazz tunes.

Estelle learned to play the guitar as a child, and to this day holds it upside-down when he plays. As an adult he has performed in prisons, coffeehouses and many other venues in the Kansas City area.

Estelle works as the worship arts director at Indian Creek Community Church, Olathe, and has produced five instrumental CDs.

 

Hillsboro UMC plans turkey dinner

 

Hillsboro United Methodist Church is sponsoring its annual turkey dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in Fellowship Hall, 906 East D St.

A silent auction is also scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For carry-out dinners, organizers are asking people enter at the south door to Fellowship Hall. No need to call ahead.

Donations will be accepted and all proceeds go toward mission and church projects.

Help offered for drug plan signup

 

The Marion County Depart?ment for Elderly is again offering to help seniors sign up for their 2010 prescription drug plans.

Open enrollment is from Nov. 15 to Dec. 31.

Those who are not changing plans this year do not need to do anything. It is recommended that those who are planning to change their plan should enroll by the second week in December.

This will allow time for their Prescription Drug plan details to be uploaded correctly into Medicare?s system, according to Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator of the Marion County Department for Elderly, That way, when they fill a prescription in early January, the pharmacist will know which plan they?re in and what to charge them.

For more information or an appointment, call Ratzlaff at 620-382-3580. The office also offers a pamphlet for those who want to go online to enroll themselves in a plan.

 

?Healthy Kids 101? scheduled Nov. 12

 

A workshop, ?Healthy Kids 101,? is being offered to families with children, birth to preschool age, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at each of the high schools in Marion County, said Lori Soo Hoo with Marion County Parents as Teachers.

Lynn Fruechting, a pediatrician from Health Ministries, will talk about immunizations, preventative practices to keep kids healthy and signs/symptoms to look for when your child is sick and needs to see a medical provider.

?We will be using the Interactive Distance Learning Network,? Soo Hoo said.

Free childcare will be provided in each of the high school buildings.

Participating high schools include Centre, Peabody-Burns, Marion-Florence, Durham-Hillsboro-Lehigh and Goessel.

To attend the event, participants must RSVP by calling 620-947-4041 or by e-mailing Soo Hoo at lori.soohoo@usd410.net.

A majority of funding for the event came from a Kansas Health Foundation grant.

Door prizes will be given at each site, she said.

Sponsors for the event include Marion County Head Start and Parents as Teachers.

 

Vendors sought for Christmas Mart

 

A Goessel Christmas Mart fundraiser for the water park is planned for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Wheat Hall, 300 N. Poplar.

Booths are available for home-based businesses, crafts, art or other items.

For more information, call Tony Epp, 620-367-2717.

 

Area veterans invited to Burns

 

Area veterans are invited to be recognized at a special service and brunch at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Burns United Methodist Church, Washington Avenue, Burns.

A video honoring the service of local veterans, special music and a message by pastor Jim Bush will be offered.

For more information call 620-726-5545.

 

USDA cancels its Nov. 5 commodities

 

The distribution of U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities scheduled for Nov. 5 has been canceled. There will be no more deliveries until after the first of the year.

 

HRC to sponsor Fit ?n Fitness month

 

Hillsboro Recreation Commission will be sponsoring Fit 'n Fitness classes for the month of November starting at 6 p.m. Mondays at Hillsboro Elementary School, 812 East A St.

Classes will be taught by Anna Woods. The cost is $20.

For more information, call 620-877-7503.
Toy Run followed by chili feed Nov. 7

 

The 16th annual Marion County Toy Run will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, leaving Sher Bowl Lanes, 131 S. Thorp St. Marion then traveling to Hillsboro.

This is a new starting location, organizers said. All cars and bikes are welcome to participate with one new toy per entry.

A chili feed and auction will follow the run at Hillsboro American Legion, 405 Floral Dr. Earl Unruh will be the auctioneer.

 

CPR/First Aid class offered Nov. 14

 

A Heart Savers course by Steve Smith, Marion County EMS director, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, on the stage at the Marion City Auditorium, 208 E. Sante Fe.

The class is designed for those interested in learning CPR and first aid or as a refresher course for those who would like to renew their certification. The deadline to register is Tuesday, Nov. 10, and the cost for the class is $12 and $4 for the card.

For more information, call Elaine Ewert, Marion County Head Start, at 620-755-4351 or Marion County EMS 620-382-3271 by Nov 10.

 

?RU21? conference on Nov. 8 in Burns

 

The First Mennonite Church of Burns is sponsoring, ?RU21? Principles for Life and Marriage Conference,? at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. at the church.

The speakers are Eldon and Karen Miller of Kansas City, said pastor Arlen Busenitz.

Topics include: "Disaster to Dynamite,? a personal testimony, ?I've Seen This Road Sign Before & Before & Before," life patterns and others.

For more information, call 726-5860.

 

Harvey-Marion CDDO meeting set

 

The November meeting of the Harvey-Marion County Community Developmental Disability Organization Board of Directors will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, in the commission meeting room at the Harvey County Courthouse.

Board meetings are open to the public, and there will be an opportunity for public forum.

 

Prairie Window Concert set Nov. 8

 

Dyck Arboretum?s next Prairie Window Concert will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 featuring Zoe Lewis.

Lewis plays jazz, jump jive, Latin grooves, swing and international folk on anything from the piano to the spoons, organizers said.

Tickets are by reservation only. To reserve a seat, call 620-327-8127.

Proceeds from the soup supper served between sets will help the arboretum pay for vandalism damage from this past summer.

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