Happenings (Week of Oct. 29, 2008)


HCF still accepting grant applications


Hillsboro Community Foundation is still accepting grant applications for the Hillsboro Area Impact Fund.

The fund will be used for charitable purposes as determined by the foundation.

Grant application will run from Sept. 15 through Nov. 14. Grants will be awarded in January.

Applications can be downloaded from the city Web site, www.cityofhillsboro.net, or from the Free Press Web site, www.hillsborofreepress.com.

Applications also are available from Jayson Hanschu at American Family Insurance, 104 E. First, Suite A, Hillsboro.

For more information, contact Hanschu at 620-947-5686.


Marion Lake Club to hold soup supper


The Marion County Lake Chat and Dine Club will hold its annual soup supper at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.

The annual business meeting will also be held for election of committee members and discussion of 2009 activities.

All lake residents and property owners are encouraged to attend and bring a guest. For questions, call Paul White, member, at 620-382-2900.


Peabody-Burns fall band concert set


The Peabody-Burns Bands will present a fall concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 in the Brown Building Concert Hall. This concert will feature the Peabody-Burns Elementary School sixth grade band, Peabody Junior High School Tomahawk Band, and the Warrior Band of Peabody-Burns High School.

The sixth grade and junior high bands will perform music from different periods of music history.

The high school band will perform songs it has played at football games, as well as others. The Color Guard will perform along with the band.

The public is invited to attend the free concert.


Polio survivors group to meet Nov. 1


The Central Kansas Polio Survivors Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Promise Regional Medical Center (formerly Hutchinson Hospital), lower level, conference rooms.

?This month?s meeting promises to be a ?from the heart? time for survivors, their families, and anyone touched by polio,?Jean Graber, chairperson.

After the business portion, she said, the guest speaker will share his polio story.

?Herb Lewis, chef extraordinaire, performed his culinary magic for years at The Hutchinson Town Club, Prairie Dunes Country Club, and through his own business,? she said.

His story is not about being a chef. Instead, he will tell of living with a brother who contracted polio, seeing what effects he endured, and then losing him to the disease.

Everyone is welcome.

For questions, call 620-459-6355.


Kiwanis Club speaker scheduled Nov. 4


Kelly Schlehuber, chief executive officer of Salem Home, a long-term care unit in Hillsboro, will speak at noon Tuesday, Nov. 4 during the Hillsboro Kiwanis Club?s regular meeting.

Non-Kiwanis Club members are welcome and meal arrangements can be made by calling Kirby Rector at 620-947-5437.


Senior Center plans soup, pie luncheon


Hillsboro Senior Center is sponsoring a soup and pie luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the center, 212 N. Main.

The menu includes chili or chicken noodle soup, rolls, butter, homemade pie, water and coffee.

Proceeds will be used for ongoing operating expenses at the Senior Center. The cost is $6 per person.

Everyone is welcome.


Book fair under way at HMS/HHS


The Wiebe Media Center on the Hillsboro Middle School and High School campus is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair, Oct. 28 through Nov. 7.

Students, parents and community members are welcome to shop the fair during library hours, which are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Closing time on Friday is 5:30 p.m.

The fair will also be open during parent-teacher conferences Nov. 6.

?The book fair is an excellent opportunity to buy current books for a home library or for a gift,? said Anita Boese, librarian. ?There is something of interest for young elementary students as well as adults. Purchases also help the library gain new materials for its shelves.?


Church plans annual Harvest Mission

First Mennonite Church is having its annual Harvest Mission event Sunday, Nov. 2, with Rhonda and Nick King, who were in administrative service with MCC in Mexico for five years. The couple will share their experiences and their theme will be ?Puzzling Pieces of Mission in Mexico.? The Sunday School hour will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the worship hour starts at 10:35 a.m.

The morning service will be followed by a noon meal catered by LaCabana.


Durham plans pancake feed Nov. 1

The community of Durham is having a pancake feed on the opening day of hunting season from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1. The meal is ?donations? only.


Tampa to host game night Nov. 2

Tampa Community Association will host the first game night of the season at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2.

Game nights are held on the first Sunday of the month from November through March at the Tampa Senior Center. The public is invited and those attending are encouraged to bring a snack to share. Drink will be furnished. The Tampa Community Christmas Party will be held at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 7. Watch for more details. For questions about events, call 785-965-2639.


Wastewater system money available

For those whose on-site wastewater system (household) is failing because of age or wet weather, they might be eligible for cost share funds to help replace the current system, said 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 of Kansas. The sign-up period is from Thursday, Oct. 30 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 questions, call Richmond at 620-382-3520 or write: 303 Eisenhower Dr., Marion, KS 66861.

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Adeline Kuchda of Durham, born Nov. 10, 1928, is celebrating her 80th birthday Sunday, Nov. 9.

A family reception to honor her will include her husband, Manuel, children, Donna and Jay Gazaway of Alma and many other extended family members.

Her family is also requesting a card shower. Friends may send best wishes to her at: P.O. Box 7, Durham, KS. 67438.



Quilt Guild to meet Monday Nov. 3

Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, at the United Methodist Church in Hillsboro. The program will feature Tony Munoz, ?A Man and His Quilts.? Participants are asked to bring a plaid for the fat quarter of the month and also a brown bag challenge.

Song service Nov. 2 with Meridian Youth

Alexanderfeld Church, one mile west and one mile south of Hillsboro, is inviting the public to a song service at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, brought by the Meridian Youth from Hesston.


Kids invited to TC for trick-or-treating


Children can trick-or-treat from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the Tabor College residence halls.

Signs will direct trick-or-treaters to the decorated halls. This event will be appropriate for children of all ages, especially pre-school through grade six.

Older children are invited to visit the second annual Scary House Wednesday, Oct. 29, through Friday, Oct. 31. This event will again be at Tabor?s football locker room, located behind the concession building at Reimer Field.

The Scary House will be open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 7 p.m. to midnight Friday. Cost is $1 per entry or $3 for a wristband.

Both events are being sponsored and supervised by Tabor?s Multicultural Student Union.

For more information, contact MSU president Rebekah Paulus at 720-384-3006.


Open house set for 100th birthday

Tillie Hein of Tampa will celebrate her 100th birthday Sunday, Nov. 9, with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Tampa Senior Center. The birthday party is being hosted by her family.

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