Charity run/walk scheduled for Saturday

The seventh annual Run/Walk to Help Children Talk will begin at 8:15 a.m. Saturday on the Quad outside the Memorial Union at Fort Hays State University.

Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m., with races beginning at 9 a.m. Proceeds from the 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun walk will provide scholarships to children in need of speech/language services and will support the purchase of clinic materials for the Herndon Clinic on campus.

The event is being sponsored by the Salina Valley Scottish Rite Masons and the FHSU National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Cost for early-bird registration is $20 for adults, $15 for FHSU students and $10 for children.

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Swipe Out Hunger event is Saturday

The Global Leadership Project at Fort Hays State University will hold the eighth annual Swipe Out Hunger event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Forsyth Library on campus.

Participants will package meals provided by Numana, Inc. and Convoy of Hope. These meals are then shipped to those in need, both internationally and domestically.

According to a news release, last year, volunteers packaged 30,240 meals, which helped feed more than 22,700 children in El Salvador. Organizers said meals packaged this year will also go to El Salvador.

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Religious history: 'Great Disappointment'

On Oct. 22, 1844, Baptist preacher William Miller and thousands of his followers, known as Millerites, experience what becomes known as the “Great Disappointment.”

Since 1833, Miller had been preaching the “Second Advent of Jesus Christ” would occur in 1843-44 based on his study of the Bible and the prophecies of Daniel. Thanks to several published articles and his public sermons, “Millerism” and the belief of the second coming of Jesus Christ was imminent, transformed from a regional movement into a national campaign from 1840 on.

After being urged to narrow down his time frame, Miller predicted that Jesus would return to earth between March 21, 1843, and March 21, 1844. Although his original prediction came and went without incident, Miller then made several adjustments to his prediction using the Karaite Jewish calendar, which all later passed without incident.

Miller and his associates then made a final prediction in August 1844 using the “seventh-month message” that the return would take place on Oct. 22. As thousands prepared for the second coming, Oct. 22 came and went without any incident once again, finally disillusioning the Millerites and the movement which resulted in the “Great Disappointment.”