Written by John Schlageck Tuesday, 08 January 2013 15:53There’s an old saying that sometimes you need a good whack on the side of the head. Nothing could be truer today in this speeding world of instantaneous communication.
While there are countless ways of doing so, many of us remain tied to the comfort of doing something in the same way. As a result, it becomes more difficult to think about doing it any other way.
It’s time for all of us to break out of this rut of familiarity. Let’s begin by looking somewhere else.
Finding new ideas or...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 08 January 2013 15:43Rick Bartlett, Fresno, Calif., has been named the first director of the theological education program at Tabor College.
Bartlett also will serve as an assistant professor of ministry and provide direction to the Christian ministry undergraduate program and the newly created master’s degree being offered in entrepreneurial ministry leadership.
“We are blessed to have Rick Bartlett provide leadership and expertise as we begin a new chapter at Tabor College,” said Jules Glanzer, Tabor president. “Rick has a rich understanding of our Anabaptist heritage and brings practical experience in ministry and theological education.”
The graduate theological program, which Bartlett will be developing and implementing beginning with the...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 08 January 2013 15:43The Hillsboro City Council approved a proposal at its Jan. 7 special meeting that will enable the City of Hillsboro to serve as a conduit for private donations for the purpose of supporting economic development projects.
Under the arrangement, cash donations can be made through the Hillsboro Community Foundation and be used by Hillsboro Ventures Inc., an arm of Hillsboro Development Corp., as a locally controlled revolving loan fund.
HCF cannot designate donations directly to HVI because the latter is a 501(c)(4) organization.
City Administrator Larry Paine said the process would begin with a donor contributing funds to HCF, which would issue a tax receipt and then distribute the funds to the City of Hillsboro as a 501(c)(3)...
Written by John Schlageck Monday, 31 December 2012 12:00Today, information bombards us like a meteor shower. It’s everywhere.
Each day our eyes see thousands of images on television and computer screens. Our ears hear thousands of words. Many people read thousands of words on the printed page.
People text and talk. They Facebook and walk. They Twitter and tweet. They blog and beep. They Bluetooth—didn’t know that was even a word until a few years ago. One thing I do know, it shouldn’t be a verb.
Folks who can’t speak or write our own English language are making up their own version daily, but that’s a whole ’nother story.
Does anyone listen anymore?
Listening and reading. Wise men and women throughout history have told us we ought to be doing more of this. Give your eyes a...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Monday, 24 December 2012 15:00Impacted by drought conditions for much of the year, Marion County businesses experienced ups and downs in 2012, with new businesses opening and some businesses closing.
Marion native Mark Engler, now a Philadelphia resident, is mass-marketing a guitar accessory called “The Engle.” It resembles a miniature pickaxe and enables the musician to strike all six (or 12) strings simultaneously, creating a unique musical effect.
MB Foundation, based in Hillsboro, has become one of the largest and most-respected community foundations in the state with $120 million in assets in 2011.
Roger Schroeder is the new marketing and foundation director at St. Luke Hospital and Living Center, filling the void created by the departure of...
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