Happenings (Week of Sept. 19, 2007)

Alpha Omega to hold silent auction

The Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met Sept. 8 at the Wiebe Media Center at Hillsboro High School.

The next meeting will be Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Wiebe Media Center, and will include the annual silent auction, which is used to fund scholarships for women in Marion County who plan to pursue a teaching career.

Mountain Man Rendezvous Oct. 5-6

The 13th annual Maxwell Wildlife Refuge Mountain Man Rendezvous will be held Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday Oct. 6 at the Refuge, located six miles north of Canton.

Participants will experience the life style of mountain men and women by demonstrating survival skills dressed in buckskins and furs.

Additionally, buffalo tours depart every hour. Other activities include arts and crafts, traders, bird walks and displays, Kansas Flintknappers Knap-in and musical entertainment. Concessions will also be available.

There is a $2 gate admission for the event. Buffalo tours are $5 per person, with children under 4 free. Reservations can be made for groups.

For more information, contact 620-628-4455.

Kansas to hold first senior spelling bee

The first state of Kansas Senior Citizens Spelling Bee will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 11 in Salina at the Bicentennial Center, 800 The Midway.

The Spelling Bee is open to any Kansas resident who is at least 50 years old by Oct. 1. The grand prize will be a trip for two to the National Senior Citizens Spelling Bee competition in Cheyenne, Wyo. in June 2008 to compete against contestants from other states.

Judges for the event will be Nancy Kassebaum Baker, retired U.S. senator, Max Falkenstien, the voice of the Kansas Jayhawks, and Josh Svaty, Kansas House of Representatives.

The Salina Senior Center, City of Salina Parks and Recreation 50 Plus program, AARP of Kansas, Retired Senior and Volunteer Program of Salina, Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel, Kansas Area Agencies on Aging and Kansas State of Salina are partnering to sponsor the event.

There is a $5 entry fee for the Spelling Bee, payable in advance. Entry forms are due by Sept. 21 and may be obtained online at www.salhelp.org/aging/spellingbee, or by contacting 785-827-9818.

Fall bowling leagues forming in Marion

Fall bowling leagues are still forming at Sher Bowl Lanes in Marion.

Women?s leagues will bowl Wednesday nights and mixed leagues will bowl Friday and Sunday nights.

For more information contact 620-382-2630 or John Brewer at 620-382-2312.

HHS vocal groups to sell value cards

The Hillsboro High School vocal department started to sell value cards Sept. 18.

Discounts are given by area merchants when the card is shown at the time of purchase. Businesses included on the fall card are: Alco, Ampride, Brenda?s Bloomers & Gifts, La Cabana, Mary?s Mats & More, Nancy?s Fashions, Odd?s N Ends, Rod?s Tire, Sonic, Thee Bookstore, Quick Flick and Vogt?s.

Cards can be purchased for $10 from any high school choir member. They are good for use from Oct. 1 through March 31.

To purchase a value card, contact a choir member, or the high school, 620-947-3991 for a list of names?

Special Olympics to meet Sept. 23

Special Olympics athletes age 8 and older, parents/guardians and interested individuals are invited to attend an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Newton High School commons, 900 W. 12th.

Attendees will receive Special Olympics sports activities and participation information. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact E. Adams at 316-772-3855.

Band to perform at Aulne UMC Sept. 23

Jake Schmidt and the Journeymen will perform Sunday, Sept. 23 at Aulne United Methodist Church.

A potluck will begin at 6 p.m., with the program to follow.

Beth Moore Bible Study to be offered

The Beth Moore Bible Study, ?Believing God,? will be offered at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Point.

Interested women are invited to participate at 7 p.m. on Thursday nights.

An organizational meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 in the church conference room.

For more information, contact Charlene Driggers, 620-947-3286.

Library discussion group to meet?

The Hillsboro Public Library Book Discussion Group will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21 in the Hillsboro City Council meeting room.

The book discussed will be ?The Memory Keeper?s Daughter? by Kim Edwards.

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