Happenings (Week of March 12, 2008)

Kindergarten round-up, USD 408

Marion-Florence Unified School District 408 will hold Kindergarten Round-Up March 24 at Marion Elementary School.

Children must be 5 years old by Aug. 31 in order to enroll.

Parents who wish to enroll kindergartners in the fall must call Deb Shipman at the elementary school, 382-3771 or 1-800-498-2014 to make an appointment.

Kindergarten screening, USD 410

Hillsboro Unified School District 410 will hold kindergarten screening on April 3 and 4.

Children must be 5 years old by Aug. 31 in order to enroll.

Parents who wish to enroll an eligible child should call Hillsboro Elementary School at 947-3981 for more information.

Hillsboro UMC to hold Neal benefit

The Hillsboro United Methodist Church will hold a silent auction from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 14 to benefit the Gaylan and Judy Neal family. Judy is battling cancer, and the evening will be held to offset medical expenses. A donation jar will also be available.

In conjunction with the benefit, the UMC men will host their annual hog roast.

The public is invited to attend. The events will be held in the HMC fellowship hall.

Card shower for Larry McGahee

A ?thinking of you? card shower is requested for former Marion resident Larry McGahee. McGahee was a member of Marion High School class of 1983 and has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Cards can be sent to 231 Roberts Lane, Seymore, TN 37865.

Legion Auxiliary to meet March 18

The Hillsboro American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 at the post.

An update will be given on the Americanism Class provided to Hillsboro fourth graders, as well as a report on other events.

Florence egg hunt to be held March 22

The Florence Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the annual Easter egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22 at Grandview Park in Florence.

Children ages 10 and under are invited to hunt for Easter eggs and visit with the Easter bunny.

Military museum breakfasts to begin

The Stars and Stripes Military Museum of Canton will hold a Sunday morning country breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon March 16 at the McPherson County Fairgrounds just north of Canton.

Cost of the breakfast is by freewill donation, which will go toward museum expenses. The museum will be open during the event.

The fundraiser breakfasts will continue to be held every third Sunday per month through October.

Bikers and the general public are invited to attend.

90th birthday party for Elmer Leppke

The public is invited to a birthday celebration in honor of Elmer Leppke?s 90th birthday.

The come and go reception will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 16 at the Hillsboro City Building.

CDDO Board to meet March 17 in Newton

The Board of Directors of the Harvey-Marion County Community Developmental Disability Organization will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, March 17 in the Harvey County Courthouse basement, Extension Council Room.

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

Choir to perform Good Friday cantata

A combined choir from the Goessel, Tabor and Alexanderwohl Mennonite churches will perform a cantata, ?The Seven Last Words of Christ,? by Theodore Dubois, at 7 p.m. Good Friday, March 21 at Alexanderwhol Mennonite Church, Goessel.

Soloists will be Kay Schroeder, soprano; Vaughn Miller, tenor; and Lee Suderman, baritone.

The choir will be conducted by Ken Rodgers and accompanied by Marcia Brubaker.

The event, sponsored by the Goessel Area Ministerial Alliance, is open to the public. Child care will be provided for children birth through kindergarten.

A free will donation will be taken, with proceeds divided between the ministries of the ministerial alliance and Emmaeus Mennonite Church.

EMS to be focus of Kiwanis meeting

The Hillsboro Kiwanis Club will meet at noon Tuesday, March 18 at the city building.

Lunch will be provided by Fat N Sassy BBQ for $7 per meal.

Following a short business meeting, Steve Smith, director of Marion County Emergency Medical Services, will discuss the scope and operation of the EMS department.

MC United Soccer opens registration

The Marion County United Soccer Club is opening registration for the spring season. The program is open to all youth in Marion County from Pre-K to grade 12.

New players can pick-up registration forms at local elementary schools and at the MRC office in Marion. Players who registered in the fall do not need to register again.

Registration deadline is March 13.

The season runs from March 24 to May 10.

Practices will be held Monday and Friday in Hillsboro and Wednesday and Thursday in Marion. Each participant will practice one day per week, and will be contacted regarding practice date and time.

Beginning March 29, games will take place Saturday mornings, alternating between Hillsboro and Marion.

For more information contact Margo Yates at 620-382-3425 or Stephanie Moss at 620-947-3713.

Chamber to sponsor business Bunny Hop

The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Bunny Hop from March 12 to 22.

To pick up an entry form, visit any Hillsboro business with a dressed bunny. Continue to validate the entry form by visiting other participating businesses.

A drawing will be held March 22. Chamber Bucks up to $100 will be awarded to the winner. The more businesses visited, the more money you can win.

Participating businesses are Quilts and Quiltracks, The Garden Center, Silver Shears, Hillsboro True Value, Thee Bookstore, Little Pleasures, Nancy?s Fashions, Brenda?s Bloomers & Gifts, Quick Flick Radio Shack, Jess? Tresses, Odds N Ends, Ampride, Hillsboro Furniture, Prudent Tour and Hillsboro State Bank.

Farmerettes plan March 14 meeting

The Farmerettes will meet at 2 p.m. Friday, March 14 at the home of Ruth Ann Penner.

Shelby Miller, who spent time in India during Tabor interterm, will be the guest speaker.

Blakeslee to speak at Marion Library

Don Blakeslee will present ?Pieces of the Past: Kansas history and prehistory reflected in artifacts? at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 at the Marion City Library.

Blakeslee is an expert on prehistoric and early historic Plains life. He will have artifacts for the public to view.

The public is invited to attend as well as to bring artifacts.

For more information, contact the library at 620-382-2442.

Marion Library to hold quilt show

The Marion City Library will hold its annual quilt show from March 10 through March 22.

Over 20 quilts and wall hangings made by local quilters will be on display during the library?s regular business hours: Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, call the library at 620-382-2442.

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