Happenings (Week of May 14, 2008)

Legion Auxiliary will meet May 20


Hillsboro American Legion Auxiliary will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Post 366.

Members will be discussing details about serving the meal for the Durham School Reunion in July and the benefit rummage sale they will hold June 21 at the Legion Post.

American Legion members are encouraged to contribute items for the sale. Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Marion library plans family movie night

The 2008 Memorial Day presentation ?Operation Celebra?tion? sponsored by the Peabody Historical Society is a 25-mile bus tour around the edges and through Peabody on May 25.

Buses will leave at 1 p.m. from the Brown Building at Peabody High School.

The usual sophomore dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will give visitors an opportunity for food and fellowship preceding the tour.

To honor World War II veterans, tour sites of the POW camps in Peabody will be highlighted. A drove around the old horse racing track at the City Park and a peek inside the old Floral Exhibition Hall will show how things were in the 1880s.

The old watering hole for the Rock Island Railroad will be visited, as well as a drive through historic Mayesville.

Tony Gaines, who once lived at Watchorn, will give ?the real scoop? on the layout of the old old field, plus some tales of the dance hal.

Jim Emmert has given permission to visit Indian Gudie, an old-time marker dating to Indian times.

The buses will go through Prairie Law Cemetery where veterans from seven wars are buried.

A drive down Millionaire?s Row highlights homes were citizens made?and sometimes lost?a million during old boom times.

The museum complex will be open and refreshments will be served by the museum board.

Cost is $15 per person. For reservations or information, contact Carmen South at 620-983-2512.

Veterans rep coming to Marion May 20

Jamie Potter, Veterans Service representative, will be available from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for consultation at the Marion Senior Center the first and third Tuesday of every month.

Potter?s next visit will be May 20. The Marion Senior Center is located at 309 S. Third.

Special Ed board will meet May 19

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will meet for its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 19, in the MCSEC conference room at 302 W. Eighth, Florence.

The meeting is open to the public.

Huxman will be Kiwanis speaker

The Hillsboro Kiwanis Club will meet at noon Tuesday, May 20, a the city building.

Following a lunch provided by Fat N Sassy for $7, the club will have a short business meeting.

The program will feature USD 410 Superintendent Doug Hux?man. Along with discussing various issues relating to education in the district, Huxman will also talk about how construction is progressing on the building expansion projects for the school district.

A time for questions will follow the presentation.

CDDO board to meet May 19 in Newton

The Board of Directors of the Harvey-Marion County Com?munity Developmental Disability Organization will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, May 19, 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.

City requires permits to replace roofs

Homeowners who have to replace roofs damaged by recent hailstorms are required to obtain a building permit from City Hall before work is scheduled to begin.

?The permitting process and using licensed contractors protects the homeowner?s investment by verifying th job is done according to code,? said Ben Steketee, city building inspector.

Building permits and a listing of licensed general contractors may be obtained at the city office or on the city?s Web site at www.cityofhillsboro.net. Call City Hall at 947-3162 with questions.

Heyen to perform senior piano recital

Benjamin Heyen will present a senior high school piano recital at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 27 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church at 300 Prairie Pointe.

He will perform works by Chopin, Brahms, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Hayes and Rubinstein.

The public is invited.

Marion library plans family movie night

The Marion City Library will have a family movie night at dusk, Friday, May 23.

The movie to be shown is rated PG, 125 minutes long and newly released.

The movie will follow a race to find the Lost City of Gold. All the clues are found in a highly guarded book containing centuries of secrets.

Bring your chairs and refreshments. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For title of movie or more information, call the Marion City LIbrary at 620-382-2442.

The movie will be canceled if inclement weather.

Pre-enrollment party for VBS My 31

The first pre-enrollment party for Vacation Bible School will be held from 11 a.m. t 12:30 p.m. May 31 at The Hub in Pea?body.

Organizers have planned a fun-filled day of music, face-painting, puppets, balloon, food and crafts.

The event will give children a chance to get a sneak-peek and pre-enroll for VBS, scheduled for July 21-25 at United Methodist Church, which will be transformed into a theme park called Sonworld.

Pre-enrollment will guarantee a free VBS theme T-shirt. Parents are encouraged to pre-enroll their children so T-shirts can be ordered and available on the first day. After VBS starts T-shirts will not be available.

All adults and youth volunteers are encouraged to attend May 31. Plans will also be made for entering a flat for the July Fourth parade and will be recruiting volunteers.

If you have questions or concerns, call Beth Eldridge at 620-983-2184.

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