Tabor vocal groups to perform Sunday
The public is invited to attend the spring concert of the Tabor College choirs at 7 p.m. Sunday at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church.
The women of the concert choir and Concerto Bella Voce women’s chorale will join to perform Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols,” a work accompanied by harp.
Janie Brokenicky, assistant professor of choral music, will direct the choir and Jane Hyde, harpist for the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, will accompany.
Holly Swartzendruber, voice professor for Tabor, will be a featured soloist and will perform a duet with senior Jessica Coldwell.
The men of the concert choir will be joined by 10 recent choir alums to present five hymn settings by Mennonite composer J. Harold Moyer.
Two current Tabor students will be featured instrumentalists: junior Benjamin Wiens on oboe and freshman Kirsten Neufeld on horn.
Several Tabor alums will be featured as well, including Ralph Vogel on tuba and Steve Hanneman and Paul Epp on trumpet.
Also featured will be adjunct instructors Howard Glanton on guitar, Stephen Vincent on organ and piano and Brian Postier on trombone.
Daniel Baldwin, director of bands and orchestra, will also be a featured trombonist.
Chat and Dine Club plans May 11 event
The Chat and Dine Club is having a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Marion County Lake Hall.
The program includes a presentation by Grace Yoder of Marion on her recent trip to the Ukraine. In addition, the group is giving a prize to whomever brings the most visitors.
For more information, call 620-382-2900.
Gospel music night scheduled May 19
Florence Methodist Church, 201 W. Fifth St., is hosting a night of gospel music at 6 p.m. May 19.
“A Night of Gospel Music” is the first in a series, providing laughter and inspiration. Everyone is invited to attend.
For more information, call pastor Jeff Lee, 641-780-3890.
Florence Chess Club to meet May 18
The Florence Chess Club is meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at 726 Marion St., across from the Catholic church in Florence.
All ages and skill levels are welcome and there is no cost to participate. For more information, call 316-305-1780.
MSM to distribute commodities May 11
USDA commodities will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11, at Main Street Ministries, 415 S. Main St., in Hillsboro. The distribution is in conjunction with the food bank’s regular hours.
According to Kimberly Swaney, MSM director, only Hillsboro residents with a 67063 zip code are eligible to receive commodities at Main Street.
For more information, call Swaney at 620-947-3393.
Local artists exhibit work at library
An exhibit showcasing local artists is on display at Hillsboro Public Library, 120 E. Grand Ave., throughout the month of May.
The artists are from Letty Enns’ painting group and is in the medium of pencil, oil and watercolor.
Artists featured include Geneva Becker, Doris Guhr, Billy Kuesser, Joan Heinrichs, Sheila Nuss, Teresa Rammers, Regina Ogle, Pam Riesen, Shirley Reusser and Letty Enns.
The library is open Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays through Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
For more information, call 620-947-3827.
CHS banquet and potluck set May 14
Centre High School invites students and parents to attend the 2012-13 academic/athletic banquet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in the school gymnasium.
The event allows the coaching staff and faculty to recognize the accomplishments of students and athletes throughout the year.
As in previous years, those with last names A-M are asked to bring a meat dish and dessert. Those with last names N-Z will bring a meat dish and salad.
Anyone planning to attend is requested to RSVP by Friday, May 10.
For more information or to confirm attendance, call 785-983-4321.
Kyle reception set for May 16 at Tabor
The public is invited to a retirement reception from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 16, for Richard Kyle, a history professor at Tabor College for 41 years.
The reception will be at Java Jays in the student center. Words of celebration and commendation will begin at 4:15 p.m.
For more information, call 947-3121.
County screening planned for May 14
Marion County Early Intervention Services will be offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, May 14, at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church.
Appointments will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of learning, motor, language and social. Vision and hearing will also be screened.
This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary.
To make one, call 620-382-2858 for an appointment.
Preschool apps for 2013-14 accepted
Marion and Hillsboro are having application fairs for preschools for the 2013-14 school year.
Applications are always being accepted, but to enroll their child in the next school year, he/she must be age 3 by Aug. 31.
For more information, call 620-947-3981 in Hillsboro or 620-755-4351 in Marion.
Commodities arrive at senior centers
Except for Goessel, USDA commodities will arrive at senior centers in Marion County on Thursday, May 9.
Each site will distribute these commodities according to its own schedule. Check with local sites for distribution schedule.
Distribution in Goessel is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 10 at Goessel Mennonite Church, 109 S. Church St.
If no commodities are left at your site, call the Marion County Department on Aging to find out where commodities are available.
Commodities are available to people who are income eligible and should be picked up from the local distribution site.
Income guidelines are as follows: one person, $1,245; two, $1,681; three, $2,116; four, $2,552; five, $2,987 and for every additional family member add $436.
For more information or available commodities, call 620-382-3580