Happenings (Week of June 4, 2008)

Relay For Life set for Aug. 1 in Marion

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Marion County will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, and continue through 7 a.m. Saturday at the Marion High School Track.

Cancer survivors who would like to participate in the event should contact: Phyllis Kreut?ziger, Marion, 620-382-2215; Jeri Klose, Hillsboro, 620-947-3717; or Janet Oursler, Peabody, 620-983-2853 by June 30.

All survivors who register and participate will be given a free meal and a free survivor T-shirt. A survivor lap will start at 7 p.m. to honor the survivors who are present.

HHS Class of 1953 marks 55th year

The Hillsboro High School Class of 1953 met for its 55-year reunion at Joyce Barkman?s Milk & Honey Bed and Breakfast at noon May 24.

Those attending from a distance included Margaret (Jost) and Joel Enns, Folsom, Calif.; Keith and Connie Ashcraft, Shawnee Mission; Harold and Esther Klaassen, Leonardville; Ruth (Wohlgemuth) Kaufman, Moundridge; Shirley (Suderman) and Jim Goering, North Newton; Mary (Richert) and Don Chris?tian?sen, McPherson; and Betty (Harder) and Don Fruechting, Marion.

Local class members included Loren and Lois Groening, Ruby (Boese) Hilt, Marilyn (Wiens) and Willis Ensz, Edmund and Sylvia Grothe, Gladys (Kroeker) and Don Funk, Lloyd and Evalina (Hodel) Klassen, Elva Suderman, James and Lillian Hiebert, and Ervin and Carrol (Franz) Ediger.

Lunch Bunch begins with chili-dog meal

Children and youth of the Hillsboro area are invited to enjoy a free meal and activities as part of the first Lunch Bunch gathering of the summer season on Wednesday, June 4.

The menu will be chili dogs, nachos and ice cream. Activities include water balloons and basketball.

Lunch Bunch, sponsored for the second year by Main Street Ministries, will be from noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday through the first week of August at the MSM campus at Main and D streets, Hillsboro.

Child-care providers are welcomed to participate.

Card shower for Norma Clark?s 80th

A card shower has been requested in celebration of Norma (Wilber) Clark?s 80th birthday on June 16.

Cards can be sent to P.O. Box 101, Burns, KS 66840.

Sheriff will speak at next Chat and Dine

Marion County Sheriff Lee Becker will be the featured speaker when the Chat and Dine Club at Marion County Lake meets at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at South Lake Hall.

Becker?s topic will be, ?Effects of Amphetamine Meth Labs.?

All lake residents and families, past and present, are invited to attend. Participants are asked tobring a covered dish and their own table service?

Polio support group marks anniversary

The Central Kansas Polio Survivors Support Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7 at the Reno County Museum, 100 S. Walnut, Hutchinson.

A ?Pot Luck Indoor Picnic? will be held in celebration of the group?s second anniversary. Tea, water and tableware will be provided. Please bring a dish to share.

After a short business meeting, Bill Rexroad will offer musical entertainment with his guitar. There will also be a sing-along time.

There will be opportunity to tour the ?Hope and the Human Spirit ? Overcoming Polio? exhibit.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Arboretum to host free outdoor concert

The Dyck Arboretum in Hesston will host a free outdoor concert by the Senseney Music Community Band at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8. Bill Johnson will direct the band under the willow tree beside the lake.

?The Senseney Band Concert is such a nice way of celebrating the beginning of summer,? said Julie Torseth, director of the arboretum. ?We invite people to bring a picnic and lawn chairs, and feel the cool breezes from the lake.?

After the concert, visitors can take a walk around the path to view the ?Voices of the Prairie? sculptures by Conrad Snider.

For more information, call (620) 327-8127.

CDDO board to meet June 16 in Newton

The Board of Directors of the Harvey-Marion County Community Developmental Disability Organization will meet at 4 p.m. June 16 in the Community Room in the basement of the Harvey County Courthouse.

The Harvey-Marion County CDDO Board meets regularly on the third Monday of the month. Each meeting includes opportunity for public forum.

Summer reading programs to begin

Like bugs? Love prizes? Then join the ?Catch the Reading Bug!? summer reading program at the Marion City Library and discover the amazing world of bugs and reading.

Children who have completed grades K-8 are invited to participate. The program begins Monday, June 16 and ends Friday, July 11. Participants are encouraged to read and many books or pages as they would like, with prizes given as goals are met.

Participants can register any time after June 1.

The Marion City Library will also hold ?Catch the Reading Bug!? summer storytimes for children ages 3 to 6 on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. beginning June 13 and ending July 18. The sessions include stories, crafts, games and snacks. Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register for either program, call the library, 620-382-2442.

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