Happenings (Week of August 27, 2008)

MOPS to serve meal at Farmer?s Market


Mothers of Preschoolers will serve the Sept. 4 meal at the Farmer?s Market.

MOPS will hold its first meeting of the year Sept. 9. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church. For more information call Amy Suderman, 620-947-5974.


HCF accepting grant applications


The Hillsboro Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for the Hillsboro Area Impact Fund.

The fund will be used for charitable purposes as determined by the foundation.

Grant application will run from Sept. 15 through Nov. 14. Grants will be awarded in January.

Applications can be downloaded from the city of Hillsboro Web site, www.cityofhillsboro.net, or from the Hillsboro Free Press Web site, www.hillsborofreepress.com. Applications are also available from Jayson Hanschu at American Family Insurance, 104 E. 1st St., Suite A, Hillsboro. For more information, contact Hanschu at 620-947-5686.


No immunizations Sept. 3 at MCHD


Immunizations will not be given at the Marion County Health Department Wednesday, Sept. 3. The staff will be attending the 2008 Kansas Immuni?za?tion update.


Trinity to kick off fall family events


Trinity Church will kick off its fall family activities Wednes?day, Sept. 3 at 211 S. Elm, Hills?boro.

Beginning at 6:15 p.m., there will be food, games and music. Teaching and Service Konnec?tions will begin with a study of the series ?Hope Lives: A Journey of Restoration.?

For more information, call 620-947-3824.


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.

Kiwanis will meet Tuesday, Sept. 2


The Hillsboro Kiwanis Club will meet at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the city building.

Following a $7 lunch provided by Vogts Hometown Market, the club will have a short business meeting followed by a program.

A couple items the club is working on include its annual banquet and the Arts & Crafts Fair. The banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept 16. The club will have its traditional sausage sandwich booth at the Arts & Crafts Fair, the Kiwanis? largest fundraiser.

Funds are used to support various organizations and projects in the local community, particularly those involving youth.


GHS sports preview set for Friday night


Goessel High School will host its 15th annual fall sports preview night Friday, Aug. 29.

A hamburger fry will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Donations for the meal will help support the volleyball and football programs. Patrons are asked to use the east entrance.

Junior high football and volleyball scrimmages will begin at 5 p.m., with high school volleyball set for 6:30 p.m., and the high school football scrimmage to follow at 7:40 p.m.

The public is invited to attend all events.


First Mennonite to dedicate playground


First Mennonite Church, at Ash and Grand in Hillsboro, invites the public to come at noon Sunday, Sept. 7, for the dedication of its new playground.

Grilled hot dogs and side dishes will be served at no charge. Games are planned for the children.

The Book of JEBB, a music group with a unique mix of blues, folk and gospel will be performing at the church service that morning and again during the dedication of the playground.

For more information call the church office, 947-5662.


Dust Bowl exhibit on display Sept. 1


The traveling exhibit Dust Bowl in Kansas, produced by the Kansas State Historical Society, will be a part of this year?s Labor Day celebration in Florence.

The exhibit explores the severe drought of the 1930s through historic photographs and text.

Dust Bowl in Kansas will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 1 in the Florence Ambulance Building. Admission is free. Children should be accompanied by an adult.


Goessel 5K event slated for Sept. 27


The first Harvest Festival 5K run/jog/walk will be held at 8 a.m. Sept. 27 in Goessel.

The Road Racing Association of Central Kansas Circuit 2008 Event will be held on a U.S.A. Track and Field Certified Course. Each particpant will receive and free T-shirt, and ribbons will be awarded to all finishers. A total of $500 in prize money will also be awarded.

To receive a free shirt, participants must register by Sept. 10.

For additional information or to volunteer, contact event director Joe Wuest at 620-367-8500 or by e-mail, joe.wuest@hotmail.com. Registration forms are available at www.harvestfestival5k.blogspot.com.


Marstons to mark 80th birthdays


Bill and Marlys Marston will celebrate their 80th birthdays Aug. 30 with both a family dinner and an open house. The open house will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Canton Community Center.

Maryls was born Sept. 1, 1928, and Bill was born Sept. 3, 1928.

The couple was involved in farming, cattle, oil and 4-H. They have four children and 10 grandchildren.


Scouting signup and meal set for Aug. 28


A Sign Up for Scouting event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Hillsboro Scout House.

Boys in grades one through five and their families are invited for a free hot dog meal. Attendees will also gain insight into being a Cub Scout.

For more information, call 620-483-3625.


Two state fair events to focus on sheep


For the fourth year, Joe Abeldt will demonstrate sheep shearing and the art of wool spinning at the Kansas State Fair Sheep Barn. The event will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 6 with demonstrations every two hours and will run through Sept. 10.

The Kansas Sheep Council will showcase the ?Best Kept Secret? a taste of American Lamb at the Pride of Kansas Building. There will be lamb samples, wool spinning, wool products and children?s educational programs.


Mission workers from Japan to speak


Kaz and Lois Enomoto, mission workers in Japan with Mennonite Mission Network, will speak at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 31 at Trinity Mennonite Church in Hillsboro.

The Enomotos live with their children in Tokyo. They have served in Japan since 1998.

The public is invited.


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