Happenings (Week of August 29, 2007)


Intermediate-level aerobics offered


The Hillsboro Recreation Commission and Melanie Johnson will be offering an aerobic class for the intermediate-level participant who is looking for a fun and challenging workout.

The format will vary from standard hi/low impact aerobics, step aerobics, kickboxing, strength training and circuit/interval style classes.

The emphasis will be overall wellness, safety and enjoyment of exercise.

Classes will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Hillsboro Elementary Gym and will last an hour. The fee will be $35 for the 12-week course.

Instructor Melanie Johnson has been involved with aerobics since she was 15 years old and is certified by the Manitoba Fitness Council.

Johnson has also instructed various other aerobic activities, including kickboxing, boot camp, strength training, and interval and circuit classes.

For more information contact Doug Sisk, HRC director, at 620-947-3490, or by e-mail at recreation@cityofhillsboro.net.


HRC offers open gym for volleyball


The Hillsboro Recreation Commission will be sponsoring an open gym for volleyball from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sundays from Sept. 9 through Oct. 21 in the Robert C. Brown Gymnasium at Hillsboro High School.

The open gym is intended for adult players. If enough interest is shown, a women?s league or a coed league may be started.

Participants are asked to wear clean gym shoes on the hardwood floor; volleyballs will be provided.

For more information call Doug Sisk, HRC director, at the 620-947-3490, or by e-mail at recreation@cityofhillsboro.net.


Goertzen to serve as pastor in residence


MB Biblical Seminary?s Fresno, California campus will welcome Gaylord Goertzen as their Pastor in Residence for the fall 2007 semester.

?A Pastor in Residence models pastoral care and a learning attitude,? says Academic Dean Lynn Jost. ?They bring a presence to the classroom and campus that nudges us to think about our main purpose, of training pastors and placing them in churches.?

Gaylord, lead pastor at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro, Kansas and his wife Peggy, Director of the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College, were both able to secure sabbaticals during the fall semester. Through conversations with Jost they decided to spend it in Fresno.

?I am looking forward to making myself available to students, to connecting with them in and out of class and to conversing with them about issues of faith and ministry,? says Goertzen. ?Peggy and I were strengthened by the strong sense of community and support we felt during our seminary experience and we are hoping to contribute in some small way to that sense of community in the lives of students now.?


Chat and Dine to be held Sept. 1


Chat and Dine will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 at the South Lake Hall for all lake residents and families past and present. The evening will include Bingo.

Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish and your own table service as well as a wrapped white elephant gift for a Bingo prize.


Teen Safe Driver Program offered


The Teen Safe Driver Program, a new program that helps young drivers overcome challenges of learning how to drive, is now available to American Family automobile insurance customers.

The voluntary program provides teens and their parents an in-vehicle video and audio unit that captures risky driving behaviors.

For more information contact American Family insurance agent Jayson Hanschu at 620-947-5686.


Red Hat Society to meet in Canton


The annual Red Hat Society meeting in Canton will be held Sept. 8 at Three Sisters Victorian Tea and Treasures.

The event will feature a buffet of afternoon tea fare and salads as well as bottomless pots of tea.

The cost is $8.95 per person. To make reservations contact 620-628-4484.


Card shower request for June Jost


A card shower is requested for June Jost to honor his 90th birthday on Aug. 31.

Cards may be sent to 156 Eastmoor Drive, Marion, KS, 66861.


Maxine Vogts to celebrate birthday


VogtsMaxineBirthday.jpg Maxine Vogts of Canton will celebrate her 80th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Canton.

Her children, Stuart and Sue Vogts of Galva, Steven and Karen Vogts, Stacy and Brenda Vogts and Sandra and Loren Schmidt, all of Canton, will host the event.

She has 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She requests no gifts, but cards may be sent to Box 155, Canton, KS, 67428.


Steam train to pass through Marion


An authentic special steam train with an ambassador locomotive will pass through Marion?s Main Street Railroad crossing at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 7.

The locomotive was built in the 1940s and will stop for 30-minutes for the public to view.


Children?s ministry to begin in Burns


The Burns United Methodist Church will start a children?s ministry from 7 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 5 at the church.

First through sixth grade children are invited to LIVE B.I.G.!, every Wednesday night for Bible stories, crafts, games, songs and fun.

For more information contact 620-726-5545.

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