Happenings (Week of April 30, 2008)

Local gathering to mark Day of Prayer

The Hillsboro Area Mini?sterial Association is sponsoring a prayer gathering to mark the National Day of Prayer from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Main and Grand, outside of Emprise Bank.

The public is invited to pray for the nation and the Hillsboro community.

If case of bad weather, the group will meet in the community room inside City Hall.

?Loser? weigh-ins set for May 6 and 8

Participants in the Hillsboro-area ?Biggest Loser? weight-loss program should make appointments for their final weigh-in prior to the first full week of May.

Weigh-ins are designated for either Tuesday, May 6, or Thurs?day, May 8. at Greenhaw Phar?macy, 508 S. Ash, Hillsboro.

Participants can make an appointment prior to that week by calling 620-947-3784.

Chat & Dine to hear from superintendent

The Chat & Dine Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the South Lake Hall at Marion County Park & Lake.

The guest speaker will be Steve Hudson,who was recently appointed lake superintendent.

All lake residents and families past and present are invited to attend. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish and their own table service.

Open house to mark Deckert?s 80th b-day

An open-house reception is planned for 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Park Home 5 (Parkside) in honor of Delilah Deckert?s 80th birthday. No gifts, please.

If you are unable to attend, you are invited to send a card to her at Park Home 5, 200 Willow Road, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Free screening set for Tuesday, May 13

Marion County Early Intervention Services will be offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, May 13, at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 E. D St.

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 also 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 an appointment or for more information call 1-877-878-4519, ext. 113

HES kindergarten program May 5

The kindergarten classes at Hillsboro Elementary School will have their spring program at 7:30 Monday, May 5, in the high school auditorium. The public is invited to attend.

?Fine Arts Evening? set for May 8

The annual ?Fine Arts Evening? for Hillsboro High School and Middle School will be Thursday, May 8.

The middle school band (sixth through eighth grade) will play at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium followed by the combined junior and senior high jazz band.

Then the choirs will perform in Brown Gymnasium, followed by the Trojan High Band in the auditorium.

Art projects will be displayed throughout the middle and high schools.

Potato bar May 2 will be fundraiser

The Hillsboro Senior Center will be offering a potato bar as a fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 2.

Senior Center participants will host the event.

Tractor safety school set for May 12, 14

The Marion County Exten?sion Office and Marion High School FFA will be hosting a tractor safety school May 12 and May 14.

The school will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. each evening and will at the Marion High School Vocational Ag classroom.

The school is designed for youth ages 13 to 16, but only 14- and 15-year-olds are eligible to receive the certificate at the end of the class as outlined by law.

The cost of the school is $15, which will include the training manual and two meals.

If you are interested in attending, call the Marion County Extension Office at 620-382-2325.

MOPS will gather at Marion park May 6

Mothers of Preschoolers, or MOPS, will meet for fellowship and play at the Marion Park at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 6.

Card shower to mark 98th birthday

The family of Clara Bartel invites the public to send cards to her to mark her 98th birthday May 2.

The cards can be sent to her in care of Hillsboro Community Medical Center Long Term Care Unit, 701 S. Main, Hillsboro KS 67063.

Glanzer to speak to Kiwanis members

The Hillsboro Kiwanis Club will meet at noon Tuesday, May 6, at the city building.

A $7 lunch will be provided by Fat N Sassy Barbecue.

Following a short business meeting, the club will hear from Jules Glanzer, the new president of Tabor College. Along with sharing his vision for the college and commenting on being in Hillsboro, Glanzer will also meet the Kiwanis Club members.

CVBC to meet at renovated building

Cottonwood Valley Baptist Church has completed the inside renovations on the building it has purchased at 315 S. Main St., Hillsboro, and will begin having regular services there Sunday, May 4.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m. with worship at 10:30 a.m. Evening worship will be at 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting at 7 p.m.

The public is invited to participate.

Parkinson?s group to meet May 13

Prairie View will host a Parkinson?s support-group meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, at the Prairie View McPherson office, located at 1102 Hospital Drive.

Katherine Widnell, physician, will speak on diagnosing and treating Parkinson?s disease and other movement disorders. Widnell, a neurologist and movement disorders specialist, is director of the Wichita Parkinson?s Center.

The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call Janell Clary at 620-245-5000.

?Imagination? theme of GES musical

Goessel Elementary School students in kindergarten through grade three will present their sprung music program at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at the GES gymnasium.

?The Box: Songs That Celebrate Imagination? is a music collaboration? of boundless imagination that can turn a piece of brown cardboard into a world of possibilities,? according to Marcia Brubaker, director.

Songs are about rockets, pirates ships, fire engines, castles, dinosaurs, veterinarians and teachers. Second- and third-graders will be featured as narrators, characters, soloists an d instrumentalists. Each grade will present class songs.

Centre posts dates for physicals

Sports physicals for Centre junior and senior high students will be offered at the Herington Medical Clinic on four occasions over the next few months.

The physicals will be given from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays: May 22, June 19, July 17, Aug. 14.

Students must make their own transportation arrangements, according to Greg Wyatt, athletic director.

Newton veteran to share WW II stories

Jack Hay will present ?World War II Memoirs? at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the Harvey County Historical Museum & Archives, 203 N. Main, Newton.

Hay, a third-generation Harvey County resident and former register of deeds, spent 400 days on the front line in 1944 and 1945 and wrote ?Italian Cam?paign as Witnessed Through the Eyes of a U.S. Tank Driver? to describe that experience.

The book documents his battalion?s movements from Naples to Rome, then on to the border through Brenner?s Pass.

Hay recounts stories of battles, experiences with the people and terrain of Italy and the men who served with him.

The program is free and open to the public. Copies of Hay?s book will be available for purchase and Hay will have a book signing following the program.

For more information, please contact HCHM at 316-283-2221 or info@hchm.org.

Centre HS athletic banquet now May 5

Centre High School will have its annual atheltic banquet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 5.

The event had previously been scheduled for Thursday, May 1.

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