Happenings (Week of Nov. 12, 2008)

Shelly guest speaker Sunday, Nov. 23


Linda Shelly, director for relationships in Latin America for Mennonite Mission Network, will speak during Sunday school and worship hours at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, one mile north of Goessel on Kansas Highway 15.

Shelly served nine years as Latin America/Caribbean director for Mennonite Central Com?mittee and in other roles in Bolivia and Honduras.

A graduate of Bethel College and Associated Menno?nite Biblical Seminary, Shelly is a member of First Mennonite Church in Newton.

The public is welcome to attend the service.


Special education board meets Nov. 17



The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Marion County Special Education Cooperative conference room, 302 W. Eighth St. in Florence.

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17.

The meeting is scheduled in the board?s conference room, 302 W. Eighth St., Florence. The board serves the five school districts of Marion County: Centre, Peabody-Burns, Marion-Florence, Hillsboro-Lehigh-Durham and Goessel.

The cooperative provides a free, appropriate education for exceptional children in those districts. Services include teaching learning disabled, behavior disordered, mildly mentally handicapped, seriously mentally handicapped, gifted, and early childhood.

Services contracted as needed include visually impaired, hearing impaired, school nurse, occupational therapist and audio?lo?gist.

For more information, call 620-878-4720.


DeJong to speak at Hillsboro church


Margaret deJong, who has been with Mennonite Mission Network in Senegal, will be speaking at First Mennonite Church, 102 S. Ash, in Hillsboro from 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12.


Ebenfeld program open to the public


The public is invited to attend a musical program featuring Kevin and Paula Herbel and their eight children at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at Ebenfeld  Mennonite Brethren Church, 1498 Kanza Rd.

The Herbel family is from Durham and program planners are expecting an inspirational time of worship and fellowship.

For more information, call 620-947-3704.

Volunteers needed in Greensburg


Greensburg, a south-central Kansas town located in Kiowa County, was almost destroyed by a tornado in May 2007.

In an effort to continue the town?s rebuilding projects, officials are asking for help from other Kansans.

Volunteers would help finish houses for people still living in Federal Emergency Manage?ment Agency trailers.

The Kansas Tornado Recovery of Greensburg organization is providing lunch. Volunteers can work one day or one week, whatever their schedule permits.

For more information, call 620-723-3155 or visit the Web site: www.scktro.org


Centre High plans comedy Nov. 14-15


The Centre High School Drama Department is presenting a comedy, ?Chateau La Roach,? at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-15.

The play is about a country hotel, its quirky staff, a cast of zany guests and a pesky roach problem that ruins a quaint weekend getaway.

Tickets are available at the school office and from cast members. For more information, call 785-983-4322.


Buffalo auction scheduled Nov. 19


Maxwell Wildlife Refuge will hold its annual Buffalo Auction at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19.

About 55 buffalo will be sold to the highest bidder with lunch served by Friends of Maxwell at the Friends Tour Center.

The corrals are located 6 miles north and 11⁄4 miles west of Canton or 5 miles south and 11⁄4 miles west of Roxbury.

The winter tour season begins Saturday, Nov. 22. Tours are by reservation. Visitors can also board a tram and see the buffalo and elk.


Disabilities group to meet Nov. 24


The Board of Directors of the Harvey-Marion County Community Developmental Disability Organization will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, in the Commission Meeting Room of the Harvey County Courthouse.

The organization is the single point of entry for a person or family to obtain services through the developmental disabilities system in the State of Kansas. There will also be an opportunity for public forum.


Auxiliary plans spaghetti feed


The American Legion Post Auxiliary of Canton is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Post Home.

The meal will include spaghetti, salad, french bread and drink for $5. Children?s meals are $3 and the public is welcome. Proceeds go to the American Legion Post Home for an outdoor sign for advertising meals and other activities.

For more information, call Debbie Evans, auxiliary president, 620-628-4855.


Methodist pastor to address Kiwanis


Hillsboro United Methodist Pastor Charles Grant will be the speaker at the Hillsboro Kiwanis meeting at noon Nov. 18.

Grant will talkk about his experiences with the Kairos Prison Ministry Program.

Non-members can call Kirby Rector at 947-5437 to make meal arrangements.

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