Happenings (Week of Oct. 10, 2007)


CDDO to meet Monday, Oct. 15

 

The Harvey-Marion County Community Developmental Disability Organization (CDDO) will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 in the Commun­ity Room at the Harvey County Courthouse. The meeting is open to the public.

 

Hearts for Him to perform Oct. 10

 

Hearts for Him, a nine-man singing group, will perform at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Zion Lutheran Church, 106 N. Lincoln, Hillsboro. The public is invited to attend.

 

Blood drive to be held Oct. 15

 

The Hillsboro Blood Drive will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

To schedule an appointment to donate, contact 1-800-GIVE LIFE. Walk-in donors are welcome, but those with appointments will be given priority.

 

Kiwanis to hear about gift project

 

Susan Paine will talk about a Christmas gift project for children when she speaks at the next meeting of the Hillsboro Kiwanis Club at noon Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the city building.

Paine is the wife of club member Larry Paine.

At its Oct. 2 luncheon meeting, the club heard from Kelly Linnens about First Mennonite Church’s plans for building a new community playground and related fundraisers, including the Pumpkin Patch project.

Kiwanis will be selling sausage sandwiches at the job fair at the fairgrounds Oct. 15 and at a tailgate party prior to the Hillsboro-Hesston football game Oct. 19.

 

Welcome coffee to be held Oct. 15

 

Nita Bittle has joined St. Luke’s Physicians Clinic in Marion. A welcome coffee will be held in her honor from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15 in the St. Luke’s Hospital lobby. The public is invited to attend.

 

Special Ed Co-op Board to meet

 

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will meet for their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 in the Marion County Special Education Cooperative Conference Room, 302 W. Eighth, Florence.

 

Burns UMC asks for veteran photos

 

Veteran’s Sunday will be observed at 9 a.m. Nov. 11 during the worship service at Burns United Methodist Church.

All area veterans are invited to attend the service which will feature special music and recognition of veterans. Refreshments will also be served.

A brief movie is being prepared for the service with military photos of local veterans in recognition of their service. Veterans are invited to submit a photo from their time in the service. Photos are needed as soon as possible and can be brought to the church or given to Barb Anderson, who can be contacted at 620-726-5696, or Pat Nystrom, who can be contacted at 620-726-5896. All photos will be returned.

 

HES to host book fair, Oct. 15-19

 

Hillsboro Elementary School will host a book fair during the week of Oct. 15-19 in the school’s library.

The book fair will offer a variety of children’s books, posters, activity books, calendars, cook books, computer CDs and gift items.

The fair will be open to the public daily from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Thursday, Oct. 18, parent-teacher conference evening, the book fair hours will be extended to 8 p.m.

Profits from the fair will be used to purchase library materials, Accelerated Reader and book prizes for the school reading program.

 

Card shower for Rachel Keller

 

A card shower is requested for Rachel Keller to honor her 90th birthday Oct. 15.

Cards may be sent to her care at 1501 E. Lawrence St., Apartment 4A, Marion, KS 66861.

 

Justus Band to perform in Goessel

 

The Justus Band will perform classic country and rock from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Main Street Station in Goessel.

Food will be available beginning at 5 p.m.

The evening is sponsored by the Goessel Task Force. For more information, contact Anita Goertzen, 620-367-8111 or Rod Franzen, 620-947-2401.

 

Scouting for Food to be held Oct. 13

 

On Tuesday, Oct. 9 the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from Pack 102 and Troop 102 will “Scout for Food” by putting grocery bags on all doors in Marion.

Residents may fill the bags with can goods and non-perishable food items by 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 and place on their front porches. Scouts will pick up the bags by 11 a.m. and distribute them to the Marion County Food Bank.

For more information, or if your door or filled bag is missed, contact Jackie Palic at 620-382-3757, or David Richmond at 620-382-2763.

 

EUM Church P.E.O to meet Oct. 15

 

State Recording Secretary Gracie Bryant will be a guest at the upcoming Eastmoor United Methodist Church P.E.O Chapter DB meeting Monday, Oct. 15 in Marion. The program will be centered around “Exemplification,” and will begin at 7 p.m.

 

Memory Walk sign-up still open

 

Individuals and teams can still register for the Mid-Kansas Memory Walk planned for Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Tabor College track.

The regional event that raises funds and awareness in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease includes Harvey, Marion, McPher­son and Chase counties.

To walk as an individual, start a team or make a donation, contact the Alzheimer’s Associa­tion regional office at 316-267-7333 or toll-free at 1-800-272-3900, log on to www.alz.org/memorywalk or call 620-947-3114.

 

FFA to sponsor tailgate supper

 

The Marion/Florence Future Farmers of America Chapter will sponsor a tailgate supper at the Marion/Hillsboro football game from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the stadium in Marion.

The meal will consist of a hamburger, chips, drink and cookie for $5. All proceeds will be donated to the Central Park playground project.

 

Book discussion group to meet

 

The Hillsboro Public Library's book discussion group will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the city council meeting room.

The featured book will be "My Antonia" by Willa Cather. It is not necessary to have read the book in advance in order to attend. Members of the group are encouraged to invite a friend and to suggest books for the coming year.

 

Library fines to increase Nov. 1

 

Effective Nov. 1, the Hillsboro Public Libary will increase its fines for overdue books and materials from 5 cents per day to 10 cents per day, according to Cathleen Fish, director. Fines for overdue videos and DVDs will remain at $2 per day.


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