Happenings (Week of April 11, 2007)

Hillsboro library book group to meet


Hillsboro Public Library?s book discussion group will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, April 13, in the Hillsboro City Building to discuss ?The Art of Mending? by Elizabeth Berg.

Copies are available for checkout in large print, regular print and audiobook.

It is not necessary to have read the book to participate.


Marion Reservoir cleanup day April 14


The fifth annual cleanup day at the Marion Reservoir will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14.

Gloves, trash bags and refreshments will be provided. Dress to get grubby and meet at the Corps of Engineers office on the east side of the dam.

To sign up, call 620-382-2006 or 382-2101.

The event is sponsored by Great Plains Computers & Networking, the Marion Reservoir Army Corps of Engineers, Tampa State Bank, Missouri Stream Team No. 2642 and MudPuppies Nature Club.


Area variety night April 14 in Marion


The Marion County Community Theatre Co. will host a countywide variety night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Marion Municipal Building Auditorium.

The event will feature Kelsey Unruh and band from Hillsboro, drummer Joel Zeiner of Marion, Barbara Anderson of Burns and The Greenhorns with band members from Goessel.

Members of the Marion High School Forensics Team will perform between acts.

Refreshments and ?autograph signing? will be offered during the intermission and immediately after the performances.

Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students through 12th grade and free for kids in preschool and younger.

Proceeds will help the newly formed group continue to provide entertainment in Marion County.

For more information, call Jami at 620-382-3703, Margo at 382-3425 or Teresa at 382-8830.


MCSEC board plans April 16 meeting


The Marion County Special Education Cooperative board of directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the MCSEC conference room at 302 W. Eighth in Florence.


?Spring Clean Thing? April 16 at The Hub


The Hub in Peabody will host a ?Spring Clean Thing? April 16 to 20 at 118 N. Walnut.

The non-profit teen center will close for the week to touch up the building with paint, small furniture repairs, floor refinishing and a deep clean.

During the week, The Hub is looking for volunteers for any amount of time to help prepare the building for its Birthday Bash on April 28.

For more information, call Doe Ann Hague at 620-983-2949.


PEO Chapter DB to meet April 16


The P.E.O. Chapter DB will meet at 7 p.m. April 16 at the Marion Presbyterian Church fellowship hall.


?Indian Trails? event at Marion library


Kansas Humanities representative Don Blakeslee will present ?Indian Trails: Hidden Highways of the Prairie? at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Marion City Library.

The public is invited to attend and to bring along any American Indian artifacts they may have.

For more information, call 620-382-2442.


Card shower for Ringering?s 100th


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Elizabeth Ann Ringering of Hillsboro will celebrate her 100th birthday April 19 with the residents and staff on the Hillsboro Community Medical Center Long-Term Care Unit.

Following a morning worship service April 22 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion, she will be honored at a potluck dinner and program. Connie Salios of Huntington Beach, Calif., will bring greetings from the North American Baptist Foundation.

Her relatives from several states will gather April 28 in Hillsboro to celebrate her birthday.

Born Elizabeth Ann Thiessen near Hutchinson, she graduated from Zoar Academy and taught child evangelism classes, Sunday schools, camps and Vacation Bible Schools and led women?s Bible studies. On May 12, 1960, she was married to Oliver Ringering and served with him in churches in Crawford, Texas, Bison, Abilene and Marion. He died in 1985.

Her stepfamily includes a son-in-law, four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Cards may be sent to her at 701 S. Main, Hillsboro KS 67063.


Enrollment day for county Head Start


Marion County Head Start will hold an application fair for its free preschool program from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Marion Senior Center.

Income-qualifying families must bring the following items to enrollment: income verification, verification of birth, Social Security verification, health insurance card and immunization record.

Enrollment space is limited. For more information, call 620-241-9590.


Women?s retreat April 28 in Peabody


Peabody Main Street?s ?How Does Your Garden Grow?? women?s retreat, titled ?A BeauTEAful Spring for Hats,? will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Senior Center in historic downtown Peabody.

Presentations will be given by Marilyn Jones, Queen Historian; Stephanie Ax of Johanna Originals; Marilyn Payne of Tumbleweed Antiques; Sherie Rueb of Ambleside Antiques and Irene of Stockholm Restaurant and Tearoom.

Ladies are invited to come, relax and wear their favorite hat. The day will include musical entertainment, fun and informative presentations and a tasty luncheon with an opportunity to tell a sentimental story about a special tea cup.

A variety of independent vendors will be in attendance for your shopping pleasure. Booth space is limited and available for an additional $5.

The $12.50 registration fee is all inclusive.

Brochures are available in Peabody businesses, at the city office and at www.peabodyks.com.

For more information, to reserve booth space or to register, contact Kristen Hooper at 620-983-2174 or at pmsa@peabodyks.com.