Happenings (Sept. 16, 2009)

Alpha Course to start at county lake


The Alpha Course, a 10-week introduction to the Christian faith, will be offered at Marion County Lake beginning Monday, Sept. 21.

The course, which features teaching sessions and discussion, will meet each Monday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. through Nov. 30 at 26 Lakeshore Drive, the home of Judy and Bob Priest.

Each session begins with an informal evening meal provided by the Eastmoor United Methodist Church of Marion, which is sponsoring the course.

To learn more about the Alpha Course or to register, call the church at 620-382-3121 or Judith Priest at 620-382-8904.

The course is without charge and open to the public.


Simon to speak at Food For Thought


Award-winning author Rachel Simon will be the featured speaker at the Sept. 21 Food For Thought luncheon in Newton.

The luncheon, sponsored by Prairie View, will begin at 11:30 a.m. with Simon?s presentation starting at noon in the Prairie View recreation center, 1901 E. First.

Simon?s book, ?Riding the Bus with My Sister,? was made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Rosie O?Donnell as Beth, Simon?s joyful and developmentally disabled sister.

From the story of these sisters, Simon will talk about the importance of living in the moment, paying attention to what really matters, and slowing down to enjoy life.

The cost to attend is $15 per person. To reserve a place, call Brandy Beer at 316-284-6443 or 800-362-0180, ext. 6443.


Information on 4-H offered Sept. 21


The South Cottonwood 4-H Club will host an information session from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, for anyone interested in joining 4-H.

The session will take place in the Foods building at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro. Current 4-H members will share information about their projects. Questions about 4-H program are welcomed.

Refreshments will be served.

4-H is open to youth ages 7-19.


Understanding food labels Sept.19


?Understanding the Lan?guage of the Label? will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Burns Community Building.

Nancy Davis, nurse practitioner and health educator, will present an interactive session to teach participants how to get more helpful information from a food label.

A simple set of easy-to-remember guidelines can help people choose healthier foods to reach their goal of eating a better diet or achieving a specific health outcome.

Questions about healthy eating and lifestyle choices will also be discussed. Participants are asked to bring at least five food labels to use for practice during the session.

This session and others are free and sponsored by the Burns Community Pantry to promote healthy eating and food safety.

For more information, call Davis at 620-726-5545.


Welding students plans open house


Butler Community College Welding students at the Hills?boro Technical Center, 405 N. Main, are having an open house from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22.

David Tucker, welding instructor, and his students will demonstrate stick welding and other state-of-the-art techniques.

The public is invited and refreshments will be served.


Commissioners set lake road meeting


The Marion County commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Marion County Park and Lake Hall to discuss lake roads with residents and property owners.

The meeting is open to the public.


HHS choir value cards now on sale


The Hillsboro High School vocal department will be selling the new choir value cards beginning this week.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward the choir trip to Branson, Mo., in May.

Cards offer discounts to the following Hillsboro businesses: Alco, Ampride, Brenda?s Bloomers, The Cut Above, Jess? Tresses, La Cabana, Little Pleasures, Mary?s Mats & More, Nancy?s Fashions, Odd?s N Ends, Quick Flick, Quilts and Quilt?racks, Rod?s Tires, The Salad Bowl, Thee Bookstore, and Vogts HomeTown Market.

Cards can be purchased from any choir member for $10, and are good from Oct. 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010.


Card shower to mark 90th birthday


A card shower is requested for Ray Davidson of Florence, who will be 90 years old Monday, Sept. 28.

Mail cards to him at 120 E. Ninth St., Florence KS 66851.


Cooperative board to meet Sept. 21


The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, in the conference room, 1500 E. Lawrence, Marion.


Deadline nearing for time capsule


Items to be put in the city time capsule need to be turned in to Baker Bros. Printing, Hillsboro Furniture or Hillsboro City Office by Monday, Sept. 21.

Families, organizations, businesses, churches and schools are encouraged to put something in the time capsule, which will be opened at Hillsboro?s 150th celebration in 2034.

For envelopes or more information, call 947-3903.

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