Happenings (Sept. 29, 2009)

Cards requested for 90th birthday


A card shower is requested for Johelen Fincham?s 90th birthday Sunday, Oct. 4.

Cards may reach her at Cedar Lake Village, 15329 S. Lone Elm Road, Apt. 221, Olathe, KS 66061.


Free child screening planned for Oct. 13


Marion County Early Inter?vention Services will offer a free screening for child?ren birth through 5 years old Tues?day, Oct. 13, at Marion Pres?byterian Church, Lawrence at Elm.

Appointments will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The screening will assess development in the cognitive, social, motor and speech/language areas. Vision and hearing will be checked.

This process usually takes about one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 877-878-4519 ext. 113 or 620-382-2858.


HES book fair set for Oct. 12-16


Hillsboro Elementary School will be hosting a book fair during the week of Oct. 12-16 in the school?s library.

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

The fair is open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Thursday, Oct., 15, parent-teacher conference evening, the hours will be extended to 8 p.m. On Friday, Oct. 16, the fair will close at 2 p.m.

Profits from the fair will be used to purchase library materials, Accelerated Reader and book prizes for the school reading program.

Anyone interested in volunteering at the book fair should call Sandy Arnold or Jessi Weisbeck at HES, 947-3981.


Country Stitchers plan meeting Oct. 5


Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 East D St.

?Challenge Reveal? is the program. Attenders are asked to bring their finished challenge in a bag. Fat quarter of the month will be pumpkins or Halloween fabric.


Lodge sponsors 50th essay contest


The Masonic Grand Lodge of Kansas is holding its 50th essay contest for junior and senior class students at public high schools in Kansas.

?How would George Washing?ton evaluate our federal government if he were alive today,? is the theme.

The essay cannot be longer than 500 words and must be submitted on or before Nov. 1 in order to be judged for the state-wide competition.

Winners from the local lodge contests will compete for state scholarships.

Students must be enrolled in a Kansas tax-supported accredited university, college, junior college or vocational-technical school to receive the award.

The first place winner will receive $4,000; second place, $3,000; third place, $2,000 and fourth place, $1,000.

Four honorable mentions will be awarded $500 each.

All juniors and seniors interested in this essay contest can contact the Advanced Masonic Lodge 114 at 620-878-4332.


Cubs, Scouts plan food drive Oct. 2-3


Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts in Marion and Lincolnville are asking residents to participate in ?Scouting for Food? with donations going to the Marion County Food Bank.

Non-perishable foods should be placed on porches by 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, said Jackie Palic, one of the coordinators. The Scouts will pick up the bags by 11 a.m.

Lincolnville residents are asked to leave items on their porches by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, with Cubs and Scouts picking bags up at 8 p.m.

Items most needed, Palic said, include macaroni and cheese, pork and beans, corn, green beans, spaghetti sauce and paper goods.

For more information, call Palic at 620-382-3757.


Mountain men part of weekend event


Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, six miles north of Canton or five miles south of Roxbury on the Prairie Trail Scenic Byway, invites everyone to step back to the early 1800s during the 15th annual Mountain Man Rendezvous. Activities run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The mountain men and women are seen living in teepees, dressed in buckskins and furs and demonstrating their skills for survival on the prairie.

Buffalo tours will depart every hour during the weekend activities. Old-fashioned food items, including buffalo burgers, will be served. Musical entertainment and art exhibits will also be part of the refuge.

Admission is $3 per person and children under 4 are free at the gate and on tours. Sunday admission is free for everyone. Buffalo tours are $5 per person.

For more information or to reserve a spot on the tour, call 620-628-4455.


Crop Walk 2009 scheduled Oct. 4


Walkers of all kinds are invited to participate in Crop Walk 2009 beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at Marion County Lake.

A devotional is planned prior to the walk. The starting point will be an area west of the Marion County Lake office.

Crop Walks help support the overall ministry of Church World Service, organizers said. Contributors may designate their own denominational relief agency and each local Crop Walk can choose to return up to 25 percent of the funds it raises to local hunger-fighting programs.

For more information in Marion, call Donna Kreutziger, 620-382-2931 or e-mail: canada@southwind.net.

In Hillsboro, call Darlene Bartel, 620-947-3009.

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