Written by Administrator Tuesday, 14 November 2006 18:00History is repeated...to some extent
On a cold and windy Friday night in Salina, we would see history repeating in many ways.
In 1986 the Hillsboro High School football team played the Sacred Heart Knights at Reimer Field in the regional playoffs; 2006 would see the two matchup again, only this time the game was played in Salina.
In 1986, Hillsboro won the game 13-9, thanks to great defense. In 2006, Hillsboro would win 32-21 with great defense.
Other similarities would be that Sacred Heart scored first in 1986 and again in 2006. Hillsboro scored in the second quarter and missed the point-after touchdown in 1986 and did the same in 2006.
The halftime score in 1986 was Hillsboro 13, Sacred Heart 6. In 2006 the halftime score was Sacred Heart 14, Hillsboro 6.
A study of cycles can reveal many things, one of which is history does repeat with some variations.
Looking to the future, Hillsboro's next opponent should be Scott City. Why? Because back in 1986, after beating my alma mater, Sacred Heart, the Trojans went on to play Smith Center. The initials of Smith Center and Scott City are SC, which would be in keeping with history repeating and the 20-year cycle.
One final thought: Hillsboro went on the road to Smith Center, and this year should be at home against Scott City, as the home-away playoff cycle is reversed from 1986.
All of these cycles are because we are in a year that ends in 6.
A nice way to honor our military veterans
At Stone City Cafe in Marion, Debbie and her staff remembered veterans on Saturday, Veterans Day, by the waitress asking, "Are you a veteran?" If the answer was yes, that person was handed a gift. Thank you!
It means a great deal to know there are those who will go out of their way to recognize the importance of our freedom, and honor those who have served and are serving to protect our wonderful country, America.
Willie Ensz, veteran
Thanks, Boy Scouts, for your support
Main Street Ministries would like to thank the Hillsboro Boy Scouts for making last Saturday's food drive a success.
We would also like to thank everyone who generously gave from their own pantries and helped fill our near-empty shelves. Also, those of you who helped in the food bank that day, a special thanks.
God bless you all. We could not exist without your love and support.
Lillian Bookless, director
Main Street Ministries
Volunteers make a difference at HCMC
On behalf of Hillsboro Community Medical Center, I would like to thank all of the current volunteers for their hard work and their time. They are John Baize, Mary Jane Funk, Joyce Funk, Velma Hadley, Darlene Matz, Carol Ollenburger, Marion Regier, Raye Roberts, Mike and Meredith Ryan, Betty Seibel, Sue Wadkins, Colleen Weinbrenner and Caryl Wiebe.
An information and planning meeting is planned for 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21, in the HCMC conference room. We will discuss general volunteer information and forming gift and special-event committees. New and existing volunteers are welcome.
HCMC volunteer coord.
United Way gift helps folks with disabilities
We wanted to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to all the United Way contributors in Marion County.
Because of your support, our organization has been able to provide much needed equipment for area residents with various kinds of disabilities. This includes items such as custom built seating systems for wheelchair users, van lifts and more.
One Marion County family received $2,000 toward modifications that made their home accessible. Without help through the United Way, it might not have been possible for this individual to remain independent.
UCP of Kansas is just one of many organizations that benefit from the Annual United Way Campaign. United Way truly makes a positive difference in the lives of so many persons.
We hope your readers will consider a generous gift when a United Way volunteer calls.
Dave Jones, exec. director United Cerebral Palsy of Kansas