Happenings (Week of Nov. 5, 2008)

?Faces of the Wall? display starts Nov. 10


The ?Faces of the Wall? tribute to Kansas military men who died during the Vietnam War will be on display starting Monday, Nov. 10, through Friday, Nov. 21, at the Marion City Library, 101 Library St.

Trevor Foreman will present a program at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10. Afterward, refreshments will be served with a chance to visit with Foreman and view the display.

The display was created in 2000. Anyone whose name is on The Wall in Washington, D.C., and is from north central Kansas will be pictured on the display.

A photo of George Martinez, a relative of Ray Martinez of Marion, and Robert Boese, son of the late Ezra and Ann Boese of Marion, are both pictured on the wall.

The public is encouraged to visit the display Monday (Nov. 10) night or anytime during the regular library hours.

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


Florence PRIDE sets Veteran?s Day event


Florence PRIDE, a volunteer, grassroots effort to improve the quality of life, would like to invite the whole community but, especially the veterans and their families to the second-annual Veterans Day celebration, said Sue Klassen, chairperson. A free-will supper will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Mercantile Corral.

?We want to take this opportunity to thank the men and women whose sacrifice keeps us free,? she said. At this time we will also share our progress on Veterans Park. All proceeds from this dinner will go toward the park renovation.


Centre Elementary to hold special event


Centre Elementary School in Lost Springs is having its annual Veterans Program at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the gymnasium.

Veterans and family are invited to stay for refreshments after the program.


Military pilgrimage planned Nov. 11



The sixth-annual Military Pilgrimage to Pilsen, home of Korean war hero and chaplain Father Emil Kapaun, will be Veteran?s Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Mass will be celebrated at St. John Nepomucene Church at 11 a.m. by Francis Roque, retired bishop for the military services.

Prayers for Father Kaupaun?s beatification, military honors and wreath-laying ceremony will follow at the memorial on the church grounds, according to Father John Hotze.

Serving as a military chaplain during World War II and Korean War, Kapaun died as a prisoner of war in North Korea and his cause for canonization has been opened in Rome.

The event is open to all, Hotze said, but with a special invitation to military members, reservists and veterans.

Lunch will be served in the church dining room for a donation.

For more information, call Kathy Larkins or Father Hotze at 316-759-3562.


Lehigh couple to celebrate 50th


Earl (Tex) and Twila Bedford of Lehigh will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Nov. 16.

The couple?s children: Deborah, Diane and Darrell are requesting a card shower for them. Greetings will reach them at: Box 109, 111 N. Avenue, Lehigh, KS 67073.


Wastewater system money available


People whose on-site household wastewater system is failing because of age or wet weather may be eligible for cost-share funds to help replace the current system, according to Betty Richmand, Marion County Conservation District manager.

The district, she said, has funds available through the non-point cost-share program funded by the state. The signup, which started Oct. 30, will continue through Nov. 21 for the 2008 money.

Other practices eligible for cost-share payments under the program include plugging abandoned water wells and livestock wastewater systems.

For more information, call Richmond at 620-382-3520 or write 303 Eisenhower Dr., Marion, KS 66861.


Health Ministries adds a dentist



Health Ministries Clinic, a community-supported Christian health-care clinic in Newton offering care to the uninsured and underserved, has announced the addition of a dentist on a three half-days per week contract basis.

Dentist Melissa Hanschu joined the clinic Monday, Oct. 13, and has started seeing patients, said Tina Payne at the facility.

Hanschu also maintains a practice at Tippin Dental Group in Newton. Maggie Smet continues in her role as dental hygienist.

Services include cleanings, composite and amalgam fillings, and extractions, Payne said. Other services include root canals and crowns available via referral at potentially reduced fees.

All patients are welcome regardless of insurance status or county of residence.

?To keep both Dr. Hanschu and Maggie working in this capacity, we must prove there is an unmet need,? Payne said. ?In other words, we must keep the chairs filled.?

Patients are being scheduled from the waiting list, but some people may not be aware of the clinic?s existence.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, e-mail payne@healthministriesclinic or call 316-283-6103.


Craft show at SES campus on Saturday



The 10th annual Prairie Patch Craft Show is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 in the three gyms at Southeast of Saline School, 5056 East K-4 Highway, Gypsum.

The show is sponsored by the Southeast of Saline Education Foundation. Local vendors as well as those from across the state, Colorado, Missouri and Nebraska will participate.

Some 125 booths have been reserved with wares from lighted Christmas blocks, jewelry, hand-sewn, wooden and painted items, pottery, food products and limited commercial vendors to appeal to a range of tastes and ages.

Homemade barbecue-beef sandwiches, rolls, pies and soups will be available in the Prairie Patch Cafe.

Admission is free. With the wide aisles, generous booth spaces and elevator accessibility, families with strollers and wheelchairs are welcome.


Deadline nearing for annual craft fair


The deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 26 to sign up for a table at the annual Arts and Crafts fair Saturday, Nov. 29 at St. Anthony's Hall in Strong City. The event is held in conjunction with the Chase County Christmas celebration and the courthouse/ bridge lighting ceremony. To reserve a table/space for $10 each, contact Deanna at 620-273-6459, e-mail deannawessel@sbcglobal.net or write to 200 Union Street, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845.


Commodities arrive in county Nov. 5


Marion County Department for Elderly has announced USDA commodities will be available Wednesday, Nov. 5, at all Marion County senior centers.

This month?s commodities include peanut butter, pork in natural juices, vegetable soup, grapefruit juice, salmon, pinto beans, apricots and dried cherries. Each senior center will distribute these items according to it schedules.

HRC announces Nov. open-gym dates

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission will sponsor open gym at Hillsboro High School?s Brown Gymnasium from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the four Wednesdays of Novem?ber (5, 12, 19, 26) and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9 and 16.

Open gym is for youth and adult basketball players who would like to play in pick-up games or practice shooting.

Participants are asked to bring a separate set of clean basketball shoes to wear on the gym floor and to provide their own basketball.

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