Happenings (Week of March 21, 2007)

MCSEC board plans March 26 meeting

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative board of directors will
hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the MCSEC
conference room at 302 West Eighth in Florence.

Gathering to mark 100th birthday

Friends and relatives re invited to a celebration in honor of Marie
Jantz?s 100th birthday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the
Sunflower Dining Room of Bethesda Home in Goessel.

No gifts are requested. Cards may be sent to her at Bethesda Home, 408 E. Main, Goessel, KS 67053.

Computer classes at Peabody library

Peabody Library is offering free individualized computer training from March 19 through April 30.

Topics to choose from are ?Windows XP?Basics to Advanced,? ?You?ve Got
Mail!?Set Up Free E-mail Accounts,? ?Surf the Net?Access Resources for
Pleasure or Purpose? and ?Word ABCs?Word Processing Made Easy.?

To set up a time, call the library at 983-2502. Hours are 2 p.m. to 5
p.m. Monday to Friday 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon

A computer instructor will call back to set up a convenient daytime, evening or weekend time to meet at the library.

Goessel screening for kindergarten

Goessel kindergarten screening will take place March 30 at Goessel Mennonite Church.

Children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2007, to be eligible for the kindergarten this fall.

To schedule an appointment, call the elementary office at 620-367-8118.

Ramona spring tea set for May 12

?The Apron Caper? is the theme for the 2007 spring tea in Ramona,
planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Trinity Lutheran Parish

This annual event for ladies of all ages was created six years ago by the California Sisters, Jessica Gilbert and Pat Wick.

The menu includes tea sandwiches, croissants and crackers heaped with
savory morsels, scones with lemon curd and clotted cream, cheesecakes,
chocolate delicacies, fresh strawberries, all presented with a
selection of teas and other surprises. These homemade gourmet delights
are prepared by the sisters and served by the youngsters of Ramona.

Special guest Susie Haver of Concordia will delight guests with ?The Great American Cover-up,? an amusing history of aprons.

Tickets are $15 each. Invitations giving complete details of the event
are only sent to those who have made their reservations by phone or by
writing The California Sisters, PO Box 12, Ramona, KS 67475.

The Ramona Spring Tea has become so well-known that ladies now reserve
entire tables instead of a chair or two. It's sold out weeks in
advance, so call for reservations at 785-965-7110.

Bowl for the Cure sponsors needed

Marion Bowling Association leagues are now accepting sponsorships for
Bowl for the Cure, a fund-raiser to be held Sunday, April 4, through
Friday, April 9.

The event is a Susan B. Coleman foundation fund-raiser for finding a cure for breast cancer.

To sponser a bowler or a team, contact John Brewer at 620-382-2312 or Gloria Seifert at 620-382-2027.

HHS music groups selling value cards

Members of the Hillsboro High School Concert Choir and Mixed Chorus will be selling value cards for the next two weeks.

The new cards, which start April 1 and run through Sept. 30, will have
discounts from the following businesses: Alco, Ampride, Brenda's
Bloomers, La Cabana, Mary's Mats & More, Nancy's Fashions, Odd's N
Ends, Rod's Tire and Service, Sonic, Thee Bookstore, Quick Flick and

Proceeds from value card sales help the choir pay for their trip next
spring. A list of choir members can be found on the USD 410 Web site.

PBES kindergarten orientation April 2

Peabody-Burns Elementary School will be hosting an orientation night
for next year?s kindergarten at 7 p.m. April 2 at Burns Library and 7
p.m. April 3 in the Peabody-Burns Elementary art room.

Any parent who has a child who is 5 years old or will be on or before
Aug. 31, 2007, is invited to attend one of these orientations.

If you know of anyone who has a child who may be elebible to attend
kindergarten in the fall, call the school office at 620-983-2188.

Church to hold revival services

Cottonwood Valley Independent Baptist Church will be having revival services March 25-30 at 114 S. Main.

The services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, and 7
p.m. Monday through Friday with evangelist Gary Shock of Athens, Ala.,
as guest speaker.

Shock pastored in Ohio and Georgia before entering full-time evangelism about six years ago.

Congregational singing as well as special singing will be a part of each service.

The public is invited to attend.

Distribution day set of March 24

Hillsboro Prairie Land Food will distribute food packages after 10 a.m.
Saturday, March 24 in the Food Building at the Hillsboro Fairgrounds on
West D Street.

?We are growing,? said June Glasgow of Prairie Land Food. ?In February we had 77 packages. This month we have 90.?

The company also gives a love gift to a family in the area who is
going through a rough time or can use a helping hand, Glasgow said.

USD 410 to hold screening

Kindergarten screening will take place April 4 and April 5 at Hillsboro Elementary School.

Children will need to be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2007, to be eligible for kindergarten for the 2007-08 school year.

If you have a preschooler who will be eligible for kindergarten this fall, contact the HES office at 947-3981.

Noon workouts to begin March 26

Parkside Homes will be hosting a lunchtime 30-minute ?Curves? style
circuit workout at noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning March

Sessions will be taught by Anna Woods in Apt. C-5.

Cost will be $25 per month.

Arts & Crafts Asso. readies for fair

Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Association is accepting applications for concessions for the 2007 fair to be held Sept. 15.

Applications are due by April 15. If interested or for further
information, contact the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce office at

Library plans to deliver books

?Books to You? is a new program the Marion City Library is starting.

This free service will deliver library books to patrons of any age
within the city limits who are unable to visit the library due to
illness, permanent or temporary disability or who depend on someone for

Patrions can be long or short term, such as recovering from surgery.

Deliveries will be made every four weeks. Books will be selected
according to customer preferences listed on the application form.

Regular and large print books can be delivered. Delivery is provided by volunteers from the Friends of the Library.

To register, visit the Marion City Library or call 620-382-2442. Be
prepared to tell what authors, titles or types of books you like to

Marion library plans book sale

The Marion City Library will be having a huge book sale May 4-5 during regular library hours.

The library staff is asking the community to go through their
bookshelves and donate gently used books, videos and/or DVDs to the
library to sell at the book sale.

Bring your books and other items for sale to the library at your convenience.

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

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