Happenings (Week of Sept. 9, 2008)

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. 1st St., Suite A, Hillsboro. For more information, contact Hanschu at 620-947-5686.


Novelist to speak at women?s gathering


Kim Vogel Sawyer will be the guest speaker for the Adelphai/ United Methodist Women?s salad supper at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in the fellowship hall at Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

Vogel Sawyer, from Hutchin?son, is a dynamic speaker and author of several Christian fiction books. All of her topics carry a Christian perspective.

Women are encouraged to bring a salad and enjoy the supper, program and fellowship.

For more information, call the church office at 947-5346.


HMS students begin annual fundraiser


Hillsboro Middle School student began their fundraising project Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Students have packets to sell cookie dough, flower bulbs and other items. Each student is asked to try to sell at least five items.

In the next week or so, the sixth-grade boys will be benefiting from previous years? fund?raisers: new lockers for the locker room. The current lockers are about one square foot; the new ones are three times as large.

Proceeds from the fundraiser also allow HMS to give all students the memory book at the end of the year at no cost.

The funds also have been used for free ?Anti-Bullying?/survivor T-shirts; snacks provided during test days; field trips for each grade; the eighth-grade promotion reception; a new microscope for the science department; and HMS Fall Festival.

A portion of the funds also are contributed to the Hillsboro State Bank Giving Tree, Main Street Ministries and the American Heart Association.


Fall planting is topic for Lunch n? Learn


Andy Rizza, guest speaker from Stone Creek Nursery in Hesston, will talk about fall planting preparations when Marion City Library hosts Lunch n? Learn from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10.

The meal will be $5. Space is limited. For reservations, call the library, 620-382-2442.


Special ed. board to meet Sept. 22


The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at the Peabody-Burns District Office, 506 Elm, Peabody.


Book group to meet Friday at library


The Hillsboro Public Library book discussion group will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12 in the library.

The group will discuss the book ?When Madeline Was Young? by Jane Hamilton.

It is not necessary to have read the book to attend.


Parkside to host nutrition seminar



Parkside Homes Inc. will host a free nutrition seminar at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 in the basement of the Park Village Congregate Building.

The public is invited to attend.

William Good, who opened Good Chiropractic & Diagnostics in Hillsboro this summer, will be speaking on the importance of nutrition and a person?s overall health. He will be available for questions after the seminar.

For information contact Anna Woods, 620-877-7503, or Good Chiropractic & Diagnostics, 620-947-3161.


Annual Crop Walk planned for Oct. 5


Crop Walk 2008 is planned for Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Marion County Lake. The event will begin at 2 p.m., with a devotional prior to the walk.

Crop Walks support the effort of Church World Service to fight hunger in more than 80 countries. Also, 25 percent of the funds raised in Marion County will be applied to the Marion County Emergency Food Bank.

For more information, or to contribute, call Marion contact Donna Kreut?ziger at 620-382-2931, contact her by e-mail at canada@southwind.net; or call Hillsboro contact Paul Jantzen at 620-947-5433.


Kiwanis banquet set for Tuesday evening


The Hillsboro Kiwanis Club will meet for its annual banquet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

The meal will be provided by Melissa Bartel of Panhandlers Catering.

In addition to the meal its regular meeting, new officers installed by Kiwanis District 5 Lt. Gov. Bill Snyder of McPherson. Musical entertainment will be provided by 3 Docs and a Quack.

Don Ratzlaff, editor of the Hillsboro Free Press, will speak on the topic ?Seminal Service.?

The evening will conclude with current club president Jayson Hanschu ?passing the gavel? to incoming president Kirby Rector.

Hillsboro Kiwanis members who have not yet submitted their RSVP should call 620-947-5686.


?Rally Sunday? set for Sept. 14 at Eastmoor


Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Marion, is inviting the public to ?Rally Back to Sunday School? at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 14 at the church.

Attenders are invited to bring a friend and enjoy floats and a balloon launching. Worship services will be at 9 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.


Kansas art show planned for October


Area artists are invited to participate in the Original Art Review planned for Oct. 10-12 at the 4-H Building in Russell.

Professional and amateur artists 16 and older, living in Kansas, are eligible. All work must be original.

About $2,800 in non-purchase cash prizes will be awarded. For more information, call Lewis Clancy, 316-722-2916, or visit www.roarart.org.


HRC to offer class on yard landscaping


The Hillsboro Recreation Commission will sponsor a landscaping class from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 23, Sept. 30 and Oct. 7.

The class will meet in the east meeting room at City Hall and cost $30.

The class is intended for anyone, whether starting with an empty lot or rejuvenating an existing yard. Sharon Boese from the Garden Center in Hillsboro will be the resource person.

Participants can learn how to analyze their site, avoid mistakes, lay out a landscape drawing and choose the right plants.

This three-part class is for people who want to design their own yard with professional assistance. No previous experience necessary. Expect to spend time researching, reading and drawing outside of class.

The registration deadline is Sept. 19. For more information contact Doug Sisk. HRC director, at 947-3490, or e-mail him at recreation@cityofhillsboro.net.


Salem Home needs garage sale items


Salem Home in Hillsboro is gathering monthly donations at the community store to benefit its residents. Garage-sale items including clothes, shoes and socks are needed.

No furniture will be accepted, though.

For more information, contact Lori Smithhart, activities director, at 947-2272.


Senior fair planned for Sept. 23 in Salina


The Flint Hills Area on Aging if offering a senior fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Bicentennial Center in Salina.

Workshops will address topics such as Medicare, legal issues, nutrition, strategies to handle stress and preventing falls. A pharmacist will be available to conduct medicine check-ups.

In additional to the 70 exhibitors, a silent auction is planned.

The cost of the event is $14 if paid by Sept. 10 and $16 after that. Pre-registration is suggested by calling 1-800-432-2703.


Prairie Talk to focus on ecological design


Ecological design will be the topic at Prairie Talk at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Pioneer Bluffs near Matfield Green.

Ecological design is a science based on applying the principles that govern the natural world to human systems.

Jonathan Todd, president of Todd Ecological Design Inc., will lead a discussion on ecological technologies for environmental restoration.

Reservations are requested for the free event, and can be made by contacting Lynn Smith, executive director, at lynn@pioneerbluffs.org or 620-753-3484.


Farmettes to hold meeting Sept. 12

The Farmettes will meet at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 at the home of Irma Koop. The lesson will focus on exercise.

Legion Auxiliary to meet Sept. 16


The Hillsboro American Legion Auxiliary Post 366 will meet for its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Also, the auxiliary will serve a biscuits and sausage gravy breakfast from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Sept. 20 at the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair.

In other business, auxiliary members are reminded to bring donated items for veterans to Paula Perry, who can be contacted at 620-947-3302.


Men also invited to Ramona fall tea


Ramona will break tradition at its first fall tea Saturday, Oct. 11m when it includes men in what has been a women?s only event.

The tea will be at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, with a meal prepared by the California Sisters.

In addition to the tea, Mike Kutzle of Fountain Valley, Calif., will perform a piano concert. Kutzle has played at many events in his home state, including the 1984 Olympics opening ceremonies.

The event is $20 per person. Children 12 and under are $15. Part of the proceeds from the tea will go toward the Ramona Sign Fund for a sign advertising Ramona along U.S. Highway 77.

Advance reservations are required. Tickets usually sell out quickly for these events, so prompt action is encouraged.

For reservations, call 785-965-7110, then send $20 per person to the California Sisters, P.O. Box 12, Ramona, KS 67475.

Invitations will be mailed by Sept. 15.


Goessel boosters to serve tailgate


The Goessel Booster Club will serve a tailgate meal before the first home football game against White City Friday, Sept. 12. The meal will be served beginning at 6 p.m.

The menu will be pulled-pork sandwiches, beans, chips, cookies and water. Cost is $5 per plate.

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