Happenings (Oct. 28, 2009)

?Medicare 101? will meet again Nov. 2


The final session for ?Medi?care 101? will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in the west room of the Hillsboro Civic Center.

The topic for the evening will be prescription drug plans. This session could be beneficial for people presently in a plan and looking to change, or for people needing to sign up for a plan for the first time.

If you have questions about the session, call the Marion County Department for Elderly at 620-382-3580.


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.


Meeting called for Relay volunteers


A meeting for volunteers interested in working at next year?s Relay For Life of Marion County is planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the St. Luke Hospital Clinic basement in Marion.

People from across the county are encouraged to consider serving on the organizing committee.

Relay For Life is an overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer.

?Relay For Life raises awareness about the progress against cancer while also raising funds to fight the disease,? said Janet Herzet, event chair for the American Cancer Society.

?Individuals who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event, as a volunteer or participant, have made a commitment to fight back against cancer and let the community know that cancer can be beat.?

Teams of eight to 15 members gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in Relay For Life, the largest fundraising walk in the nation. Teams seek sponsorship prior to the event.

Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, seek community support, coordinate logistics, find refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and lend their support in any way.

Anyone interested in being part of the committee should attend the meeting or contact Herzet at 620-382-3117.


Chat and Dine Club to meet Nov. 7


The Marion County Lake Chat and Dine Club will have its annual soup dinner and business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Lake Hall. All current and former lake residents are invited.

Bring a side dish and a friend for the evening, said Paul White, one of the coordinators.


HMS book fair to run Nov. 4-11


Hillsboro Middle School will be hosting a book fair 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 4:30pm. On partent-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. For more information, call Sandy Arnold or Janet Whisenhunt at the Wiebe Media Center, 620-947-3991.


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 compositing 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 H-club clean up your yard this fall, e-mail one of thesponsors, 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 cleanup 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.


FMC celebrates mission event


First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro will celebrate its annual mission event Sunday, Nov. 1.

Clarence Rempel, associate conference minister for Western District, will talk about the mission of God in India.

In addition, Sara Grout, who grew up in India and is now school psychologist for USD 410-Hillsboro, will provide cultural information.

An Indian meal will follow the morning service.

For more information, call 947-5662.

Buffalo auction Nov. 18 at Refuge


The annual buffalo auction at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, six miles north of Canton and five miles south of Roxbury, begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Buffalo burgers, chili and pie will be served by friends of Maxwell at the Friends Tour Center.

For more information, call 620-628-4455.


Lehigh sewer job to begin this week


Lehigh officials are alerting residents that the city?s sanitary sewer collection system rehabilitiation project will begin the week ending Oct. 30.

The first phase of the project includes the excavation and replacement of 375 feet of sewer line, plus point repairs to the existing lines at three other locations. It should be complete by Nov. 6, weather permitting.

The second phase, which includes the installation of cured-in-place pipe lining, is scheduled to begin and end the week ending Nov. 20.

A map showing the location of point repairs and the sewer lines to receive new lining will be posted outside City Hall.


Pancake feed Oct. 29 at Centre


Future Business Leaders of America is sponsoring a pancake feed starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Centre Middle School lunch room.

The feed is in conjunction with the Centre High School football game with St. Paul.

The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, a sausage patty and drink. The cost is $4 and organizers are encouraging people to enter the doors to the south of the football field.


Marion church plans trunk or treat


Emmanuel Baptist Church is hosting its annual fall outreach beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, with a ?Trunk or Treat?and chili feed in the church parking lot (weather permitting), 229 Walnut, Marion.

Organizers are encouraging children to bring their costumes for a treat and help them pick the best dressed trunk.

For more information, call 620-383-2447.


Country Stitchers to meet Nov. 2


The Country Stichers Quilt Guild will meet Monday, Nov. 2, at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 East D St.

The program will be on quilt totes and handbags by Myrna Schmidt of Osage City. The fat quarter will be Thanksgiving fabric.

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