Happenings (Week of Feb. 6, 2008)

Free screening to be offered in Peabody

Marion County Early Intervention Services will hold a free screening for children birth through 5 years Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Peabody Methodist Church, 304 N. Sycamore St.

Appointments will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The process takes about one hour.

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

All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary. To make an appointment, call 1-877-878-4519, ext. 113.

FFA to sponsor blood drive Feb. 14

The Hillsboro High School FFA chapter will sponsor a Red Cross Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the middle school gym.

High school students who are 16 can donate with a parent?s signature. Individuals 17 and older are welcome to donate. The chapter?s goal is to have 70 productive units donated.

To make an appointment, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

Legion to host fish fry for scholarships

The Hillsboro American Legion Post 366 will have a fish fry from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.

Cost is by donation with proceeds going toward scholarships for Marion County High School seniors.

Members and guests are invited to attend.

Annual dessert banquet, Feb. 11

The annual Hillsboro High School Valentine?s Dessert Banquet will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 in the HHS commons.

Desserts will be served and musical entertainment will be featured.

The HHS Jazz Combo, under the direction of Gregg Walker, will provide instrumental music while the desserts are being served, and Spirit-N-Celebration, under the direction of Lynn Just, will follow with a short, Valentine-themed vocal concert with love songs from different eras

Donations will be accepted to support the HHS Concert Choir trip to Colorado Springs this spring. The choir will compete at the Cavalcade of Music.

The evening will conclude with a drawing for any remaining desserts.

McFarland to speak at Lunch n? Learn

The Marion City Library will host a Lunch n? Learn program from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Carolan McFarland will present ?Benefits of Complimentary Health Care,? focusing on pain management and stress relief.

The cost is $5 per person for lunch.

Space is limited. Reservations are required by Feb. 8.

To make reservations or for more information, call the library at 620-382-2442.

TAPP fundraiser to run thru Feb. 8

The Trojan After Prom Party committee will hold a Schwan?s food fundraiser through Feb. 8.

To help TAPP, place a Schwan?s food order at www.schwansfundraising.com. Enter campaign ID number 1004870 and student name: general fund.

For questions, contact Coleen Koop, fundraiser coordinator, at 620-947-3764

Carbon credits meeting Feb. 11

Kansas Farm Bureau will host an informational meeting for ag producers at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11 in the Marion City Building basement.

Steve Swaffar, director of natural resources with Kansas Farm Bureau, will provide information on how farmers and ranchers can earn income from no-till/strip-till crop production, new grass plantings and rangeland management.

Swaffar will also introduce a new and innovative method for farmers and landowners to take advantage of carbon credits.

The meeting is open to any farm operator or landowner interested in learning more about the new market.

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