Happenings (Week of Sept 2, 2008)

Storytime to begin at Hillsboro library


The fall session of Storytime at the Hillsboro Public Library will begin  Sept. 17 and 18.

Forty-minute sessions of book reading, activities and crafts are available for 3-year-olds through kindergarteners.

Classes are offered from 10:15 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. There is a limit of 12 children per class.

The registration fee is $3 for the entire three-month session and is due by the first session. To register your child, visit the library or call 620-947-3827.


HCF accepting grant applications


The Hillsboro Community Foundation is currently 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 of Hillsboro Web site, www.cityofhillsboro.net, or from the Hillsboro Free Press Web site, www.hillsborofreepress.com.

Applications are also available from Jayson Hanschu at American Family Insurance, 104 E. First St., Suite A, Hillsboro. For more information, contact Hanschu at 620-947-5686.


Fall fitness classes will begin Sept. 8


The Fit ?n Fitness classes for fall will begin at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the Hillsboro Elementary School Gym.

The cost is $35 for two nights a week per month, or $20 for one night a week per month.

September will focus on circuit-style exercise. The class will be taught by Anna Woods, Woods Wellness, CPT.

For more information call Woods at 620-877-7503.


Free child screening planned for Sept. 9


Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Peabody Elementary School. Appoint?ments will be available from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The screening will assess development in the cognitive, social, motor and speech/language areas. Vision and hearing will also be checked.

This process usually takes about one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary. Call 1-877-878-4519 ext.113 or 620-878-4720 for an appointment.

Area Democrats to meet candidates


Marion County Democrats are invited to a ?meet the candidates? watermelon feed at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Marion County Lake Hall.

Candidates who will be present are James Bordonaro of Emporia, Kitty Frank of Allen, Cynthia Nelson of Lincoln, and Jim Herzet and Aaron Allen of Marion. Jim Slattery will send a representative.

The following have been elected as new officers: Harry Bennett, county chair, Eileen Sleger, vice chair, and Janet Bryant, secretary-treasurer.


Massage therapist to speak Sept. 6


The Central Kansas Polio Survivors Support Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 6 in conference rooms A and B on the lower level of Hutchinson Hospital.

The business meeting will include updates on grant applications and other sources of funding for the film documentary.

Guest speaker Rita Dawson, massage therapist and owner/operator of Stress Therapy Center in Hutchinson, will offer general information about massage and then answer questions while demonstrating her techniques on volunteers.

The meeting is free and open to the public.


Quilt guild to mark its 20th birthday


The Country Stitcher?s Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Hillsboro City Building for its 20th birthday celebration. Bring your challenge project in a bag, as well as a fat quarter that is school- or children-themed.


Parkside Voices to begin rehearsals


Parkside Voices, a chorus for seniors directed by Steve Vincent, will meet Thursdays at 11 a.m. beginning Sept. 4. Rehearsals will last 45 minutes and will be held in the commons area of the congregate building on the campus of Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

The chorus will sing for a variety of organizations this fall. For more information, contact Vincent at 620-947-2301.

Steve Smith to speak at Chat, Dine


Chat and Dine will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the South Lake Hall. All lake residents past and present are invited to attend.

The speaker will be Steve Smith of Emergency Medical Services. Smith will also take time for questions and concerns.

Bring a covered dish and your own table service.


Hanschu graduates optometry school


Amber Hanschu, a 2000 Herington High School graduate, was awarded a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis on May 4.

Commencement excercises and an awards ceremony were held at the Blanche M. Toubill Performing Arts Center. During the ceremony, Hanschu received the Contact Lens Clinical Award, an award presented to a graduate who demonstrated clinical excellence in the field of contact lenses.

Hanschu has accepted a position at Genstler Eye Clinic in Topeka.

She is the daughter of Doug and Tammie Svitak of Lincolnville.

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