Happenings (Week of Jan. 27, 2009)

Chili supper Feb. 7 to help local family


A chili supper is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Trinity Mennonite Church, 211 S. Elm, Hillsboro, to help defray expenses resulting from the untimely death of David Unruh.

The Trinity Men?s Group, Route 66 Car Club and Cooperative Grain and Supply are sponsoring the event.


Cards requested for 80th birthday


Forrest Kelsey of Marion will celebrate his 80th birthday Thursday, Feb. 5.

He was born Feb. 5, 1929, to Marion Earl and Blanche Kelsey in Marion.

He is the father of two children, a son Ross and wife Robin Kelsey of LaCresenta, Calif. and a daughter Cindy Hamilton, deceased, and son-in-law Bill Hamilton of Sunland, Calif. He has three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He and his wife Beatrice have been married for 31 years.

They owned a retail store in Marion for 10 years and after closing the store, he worked for the Marion County Treasurer?s office until retiring in 1994.

Cards may reach him at: 711 S. Coble St., Marion, KS 66861.


Cute Baby Contest deadline Jan. 31


The Cute Baby Contest is going on now thru Jan. 31 at Duckwalls in Marion. Participants may be up to 2 years old and votes cost 10 cents each.

The way the contest works is to bring a photo of a baby, less than 2, to Duckwalls. In turn, the store will put a photo on a jar and people vote by giving 10 cents.

The winner receives a $25 gift certificate for Duckwall?s and all proceeds from the fundraiser go to the Community Christmas Project.

?They have been generous enough to donate the proceeds to this project for many years,? said Margo Yates, Marion Chamber of Commerce director. ?It is a huge help.?


Kansas Day meal, program Jan. 29


The Marion County Democratic Women are sponsoring the ninth annual Kansas Day celebration with a meal at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, 105 Eastmoor Dr. in Marion.

The program will feature Colleen Reilly, portraying Olympia Brown, an early clergywoman in Kansas who worked at getting the vote for women.

Reservations are required by calling Janet Bryant at 620-382-3418. The cost is $12.50 per person.

Eastmoor-United Methodist Women are preparing the meal.


Valentine evening planned on Feb. 9


Hillsboro High School band students will be performing at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, in the school auditorium. The presentation has a Valentine-type theme, said Gregg Walker, band director.

The show includes the jazz band and selected soloists, but the entire band will be involved in the performance, he said.

Following the show, students are inviting the audience to stop by the commons area for refreshments. A fundraiser will also be offered to help band students defray expenses for their trip to Dallas, Texas, he said.


Tampa Game Night planned Sunday


Tampa Game Night will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, at the Tampa Senior Center. The event is open to the public. Families planning to attend are asked to bring a snack to share. Drinks will be provided.

For more information, call 785-965-2639.


Baseball coach to talk at Kiwanis


Chad Nowak, head coach of the Hillsboro Flash baseball team, will present program at the Hillsboro Kiwanis Club at noon Tuesday, Feb. 3.

Meal arrangements can be made by calling Kirby Rector at 947-5437.


Deadline nearing for leadership class



The filing deadline to participate in Leadership Marion County is Friday, Jan. 30, organizers said.

Nicole Suderman, president of Leadership Marion County, said those who graduate from the program are more educated, energized and equipped to take on leadership responsibilities in their job and Marion County.

The coursework includes 10 classes held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month starting Feb. 5 and continuing through June.

Participants will be familiarized with diverse topics of discussion to include business, education, agriculture, public policy, health, economics and government, Suderman said.

The main requirement to participate is that a person be a Marion County resident or an employee of a Marion County business.

"Tuition is $175 and, in most cases, is sponsored by employers," Suderman said.

Tuition scholarships are available on a case-by-ease basis, she said, but because Marion County is a small community, it cannot afford to offer many of these.

Leadership Marion County applications are available at Hillsboro City Hall, 118 E. Grand; Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, 109 S. Main; Marion City Hall, 208 E. Santa Fe or Hillsboro Free Press, 116 S. Main.

For more information, call Suderman at 947-5702 or 620-382-4539.


First-aid/CPR class signup under way


A first-aid/CPR class is being offered from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31.

The six-hour class is for heart-saver cardio-pulmunary resuscitation and health-care provider recertification upon request.

Steve Smith, director of Marion County Emergency Services, will be the instructor.

For more information or to sign-up for the class, call Elaine Ewert at 620-382-6014 (ext. 139), 620-755-4351 or the EMS office 620-382-3271.


New fitness class to begin Feb. 2


The February Fit ?n Fitness class, ?Bootcamp 101,? will begin at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at Hillsboro Elemen?tary School.

The class, which will meet for 45 minutes every Monday and Thursday during the month, will be led by Anna Woods of Woods Wellness. The cost is $35 per person, plus an additional $10 for each family member. Babysitting is provided by donation.

For more information call Woods at 620-877-7503.

SNC members to perform Jan. 27


Hillsboro High School select vocal group Spirit-N-Celebra?tion will be performing in the annual SNC Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, in the high school auditorium.

Students will be performing songs of their own choosing, featuring solos and ensemble numbers.

?The students have chosen songs that reflect the style of music they enjoy, and have worked together on setting up the stage for the evening,? said Lynn Just, director.

The public invited to attend.

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