Happenings (Week of Aug. 13, 2008)

Coburn to sing at Firefighters event


The Marion County Volunteer Firefighters organization is planning a country western concert as the climax of a day of family activites for its annual fund?raiser Aug. 31 at Marion County Lake.

The firefighters are raising money for a training site.

The feature concert by rising star Candy Coburn will follow a 6 p.m. opening performance by the local band, Justus.

Coburn is currently on a tour during August that includes concerts at state fairs in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Kentucky and Missouri.

According to her Web site, Coburn recently signed with Joe Scaife, a Nashville producer whose clients also include Montgomery Gentry and Gretchen Wilson. Coburn is working on a new CD to be released nationally.

Tickets for the local concert are $15 in advance and $20 day of show. A $5 discount is available for emergency services personnel or anyone with a military ID.

Beginning at 1 p.m., activities include games for children, raffles, live music, fireworks and family fun. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., a meal of pulled pork will be offered.

A donation is requested for the food, games and fireworks.

For more information, visit marioncountyfirechiefs.com, or call Ben Steketee at 620-947-1568.


Coryea to talk HHS football at Kiwanis


Len Coryea, Hillsboro High School football coach, will be the featured speaker at the Tuesday, Aug. 19, noon meeting of the Hillsboro Kiwanis Club at the city building.

Following a $7 lunch provided by Vogts Hometown Market and a short business meeting, Coryea will highlight some players for the upcoming season, as well as share insight and comments on the football program overall.


Child screening set for Tuesday, Aug. 19


Marion County Special Education Cooperative is offering a free screening for children from birth through 5 years old from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Hillsboro United Metho?dist Church.

The screening will assess development in the cognitive, social, motor and speech/language areas. Vision and hearing will also be checked.

The process usually takes about one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary. Call 1-877-878-4519 ext.113 or 620-878-4720 to arrange a time.


MCSEC board to meet Aug. 18


Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will meet for their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, in the MCSEC conference room at 302 W. Eighth in Florence.


Cards to honor Gladys Janzen


A card shower will be held to honor the 93rd birthday of Gladys Esther Leppke Janzen.

She was born Aug. 17, 1915 to Frank and Anna Leppke of rural Marion. On Aug. 25, 1937, she was married to Irvin Janzen.

Gladys will celebrate her birthday Sunday Aug. 17 with her son, Ralph W. and wife Charlene of Hillsboro, and her grandsons and spouses and great-grandchildren?Ray, Anne and family; Kenneth, Vel and family; and Corey, Julie and family.

Cards may be sent to her at 114 N. Madison, Hillsboro, KS 67063.


Blood drive set for Goessel on Aug. 22


The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive in Goessel from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Goessel Mennonite Church, 109 S. Church St., to give blood.

Call 1-800-GIVE LIFE (1-800-448-3543) to schedule an appointment.

The ARC changed to its eligibility guidelines for donating blood by those affected by cancer. If you have never given blood because of a cancer diagnosis, please contact the Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE LIFE to find out if you might be eligible to donate blood.

If you previously donated blood with the Red Cross and were deferred because of cancer, you may be eligible under new guidelines to donate again.

If you are now eligible, the Red Cross will contact you about reinstatement into the blood donor program. If you have any questions about this policy, call 1-800-GIVE LIFE for more information.

The ARC is teaming up with 3M and Roush Fenway Racing to launch Red Cross Racing, a campaign to engage NASCAR fans as blood donors and to raise awareness about the ongoing need for blood.

Donors will receive a NASCAR lanyard. Please bring your donor card or photo ID.


Noon Lions Club inducts new members


The Hillsboro Noon Lions recently inducted four new members and installed new officers for the upcoming year. Past District Governor Marvin Funk conducted both ceremonies.

The inductees were Sara Grout, DeVona Roble, Craig Roble and David Vogel.

Officers installed were: Elfrieda Funk, president; Norman Bouwie, first vice president; Greg Brown, second vice president; Pam Riesen, secretary; Tina Letterman, treasurer.


Hospital Auxiliary board meets July 29


St. Luke Hospital and Living Center Auxiliary executive board considered the following items at it July 29 meeting:

n the quilt project generated a profit of $97.20.

n volunteer hours for the gift case totaled 42 outside hours and six inside; general volunteer hours totaled 711 outside and 350 inside in June, and 560 outside and 475 inside for July.

n listened to a thank-you note from Krista Zogelman for the scholarship she received.

n considered a request from the Physician?s Clinic for volunteers to help scan office records into the electronic system.

n heard that the Hospital Foundation Board had expanded to seven members, thus requiring two more persons to serve.

n heard that the hospital board will have a special meeting Aug. 1, a budget hearing Aug. 12, and its regular meeting Aug. 26.

n reviewed a copy of the new auxiliary by-laws.

n heard that a new sink is needed at the Auxiliary Shoppe and that local plumbers would be contacted to help find one.


CDDO meeting scheduled Aug. 18


The board of directors of the Harvey-Marion County Com?mun?ity Developmental Disability Organization will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, in the county commission room at the Harvey County Courthouse.

The Harvey-Marion County CDDO Board meets regularly on the third Monday of the month. Each meeting includes opportunity for public forum.


Hoy, Burton to speak at Prairie Talk Aug. 24


The Pioneer Bluffs Founda?tion will hold its second installment of Prairie Talk, ?Working for Wayne: Life on the Ranch,? from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24.

The event will feature Jim Hoy and Tom Burton, who will share stories of Flint Hills ranching heritage as well as memories of the Rogler family.

Hoy grew up on a ranch in Cassoday and worked on the Rogler Ranch before going into academe. The author of several books related to cowboy heritage in the Flint Hills, he is a professor of English and the director of the Center for Great Plains Studies at Emporia State University.

Burton is a lifelong cowboy rancher who began work at Pioneer Bluffs in 1962.

The free event is open to the public, but reservations are required. To make reservations, e-mail info@pioneerbluffs.org, or leave a message at 620-753-3484.

For more information, contact Lynn Smith, executive director, at lynn@pioneerbluffs.org.


?Biggest Loser? holds midpoint weigh-in


The mid-point weigh-in for the second edition of the ?Biggest Loser? program was Aug. 5 and 7. The top competitors were determined by the percentage of weight lost, plus the percentage of body fat lost.

The following people achieved a fit factor number above five and will receive $10 worth of Hillsboro bucks: Anjanette Vinduska, Rhonda Brenzikofer, Dan Kinning, Jessie Wisebeck, Ed Svitak, Amy Summerville, Brad Vannocker, Doris Malbie, Jeanne Rziha, Katherine Young, Marcia Welch and Kelly Schaffers.

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