Happenings (Week of August 20, 2007)

Mussels meeting planned for Aug. 21


The public is encouraged to attend an informational meeting on the potential infestation of zebra mussels in area lakes.

The meeting, sponsored by the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks, is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Lake Hall at Marion County Lake.

Two topics will be addressed: zebra mussels and their impact, and angling opportunities at Marion Reservoir and Marion County Lake. Jason Goeckler, nuisance aquatic biologist for KDWP, will led the presentation on zebra mussels. John Stein, lake biologist, will talk about fishing at the two lakes.


GHS exhibit features Kansas artists


?Selected Kansas Artists? is the name of the new exhibit in the Emil Kym Art Gallery at Goessel High School to kick off the school year.

The exhibit contains works from: Harold Stucky, Hutchin?son; Archie Unruh, Kansas City; Carolyn Simon Kern, Hutchin?son; Robert Regier, Newton; Birger Sandzen, Lindsborg; and Charles Sanderson, Wichita.

The media include oil painting, watercolor, linoleum printmaking, silkscreen and embossment, and ink and gouache illustration.

These items come from the collection of Brian Stucky, GHS art instructor. The exhibit will be up for the next three weeks.

For information, call Stucky at 620-367-4722.


Alzheimer?s group set to start Sept. 16


Esther Pankratz and Sharon Ressler, both of Hillsboro, attended facilitator training at the Alzheimer? Association recently as the first step to beginning an Alzheimer?s support group in Marion County.

The two women are coordinating a support group for families and caregivers of Alzheimer?s patients.

The first meeting is planned for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in basement conference room of Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

For more information, contact HCMC. Everyone is welcome to participate.


Teams invited for 2008 Memory Walk


Organizers are encouraging the formation of teams to participate in the annual Mid Kansas Memory Walk planned for Saturday, Oct. 11, at Marion County Lake.

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and funds in the battle against Alzheimer?s disease, which directly or indirectly touches the lives of one of out every three people in the United States.

Registration for this year?s Memory Walk will begin at 9 a.m. at the Lake Hall, and the 2-mile walk will begin at 10 a.m.

Teams are to be comprised of a minimum of five walkers, and are asked to choose a name that best represents the team. Teams can represent a business, community organization, school group, family or simply a mix of individuals.

To register, or for more information, contact the Central and Western Kansas chapter of the Alzheimer?s Association at 316-267-7333 or 800-272-3900, by e-mail at dyana.schaefer@alz.org.

The local contact is Marsha Setzkorn-Meyer at Hillsboro Community Medical Center, 620-947-3114.


Community Chorale calls first rehearsal


The Tabor College Com?munity Chorale will meet for the first rehearsal of its second season at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, in the Wolgemuth Music Educa?tion Center on the campus of Tabor College.

The Chorale is open to singers of all ages, and will rehearse each Monday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The first semester of rehearsals will culminate in a Christmas concert on Monday, Dec. 15.

Participation in the choir includes a $25 registration fee. For more information contact Brad Vogel at Tabor College.


Hearts 4 Him to sing at Hillsboro MB


Hearts 4 Him, a men?s ensemble from central Kansas, will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 in the Hillsboro Mennonite Breth?ren Church sanctuary.

Refreshments will follow.

The group?s repertoire of sacred music is intended to encourage and inspire its audience.

Vocalists are Jim Bartel, Dave Deutschendorf, Duane Loewen, Pete Peters, Delton Sandefer, Ken Stobbe, Roger White, Jim Yoder and Bernie Zuercher. Pianist is Jo Ann Nickel.


Cowboy Jack, Griffith to perform Aug. 23


Cowboy Jack and Leona Griffith will sing songs about the Old West at the Doyle Valley Farmer?s Market in Peabody.

The farmer?s market will be from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 23 at Santa Fe Park. The entertainment will begin at 10 a.m.


Marion City Library to show movie


The Marion City Library will show a newly released movie to wrap-up Marion?s ?Friday Night Fever? downtown events.

The movie about a magical island ruled by a young girl?s imagination will be shown at dusk Aug. 22.

The movie is rated PG and is one hour, 35 minutes long. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, refreshments and bug spray. The event will be cancelled in case of inclement weather.

For more information, or for the title of the movie, call the library, 620-382-2442.


Blood drive planned for Aug. 25 at HUMC


An American Red Cross blood drive will be offered from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 E. D St.

There is an immediate need for blood, especially type O. Donors will receive a NASCAR lanyard.

Donors should bring a donor card or photo identification. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-GIVE LIFE.


?Big Truck Night? set for Aug. 25 evening


The seventh-annual ?Big Truck Night,? sponsored by Parents as Teachers, will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at the Hillsboro Police Department, 414 N. Ash.

Participants can receive take-home items, participate in a free Ident-a-kid Fingerprinting and enjoy free refreshments.

All families with children birth to age 3 in Marion County are invited to attend. Siblings are welcome.


Marion Girl Scouts open registration


Marion Girl Scout registration for girls K-12 will be from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion.

For more information, contact Ann Carr, 620-382-2394.


Shock to preach at local revival services


The public is invited to hear evangelist Gary Shock of Lanette, Ala. at Cottonwood Valley Baptist Church, 315 S. Main St., Hillsboro.

The revival services began Aug. 18 and will continue at 7 p.m. through Friday, Aug. 22. Congregational singing and special music will also be a part of the services.


PAID to conduct Aug. 26 meeting


Parents as Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities in Marion County will hold a support group meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, 105 Eastmoor Drive, Marion.

The agenda will consist of reviewing by-laws and refining the group?s non-profit status and future vision.

For more information, contact Jane Wiens, 620-947-2402.


Hillsboro library receives $500 grant


The Hillsboro Public Library recently received a $500 grant from the State Library of Kansas, according to Cathleen Fish, library director.

The grant will enable the library to purchase materials related to juvenile diabetes.


Unruh to appear in ?The Aristocats?


Kelsey Unruh of Hillsboro will appear as Duchess in the Hutchinson Family Children?s Theater production of ?The Aristocats.?

The cast consists of about 40 actors between the age of 3 and 18, and is under the direction of Elisabeth Orr.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 to 23, and 3 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Flag Theater, 310 N. Main, Hutchinson.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for children (12 and under), and are available at the theater one hour prior to the shows.


Middle East to be focus of presentation


Wayne and Jeannie Larson will report on their work in the Middle East at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church, rural Hillsboro.

Musical numbers will also be included in the program, and refreshments and visiting will follow. The public is invited to attend.

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