Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 31 January 2012 14:51
Chamber luncheon to focus on lighting
The monthly Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce meeting will be at noon Feb. 14 at the Hillsboro Scout House on Memorial Drive.
This month’s speaker is Nikki Gartner, chief executive officer, president and owner of Energy Innovators Inc., Emporia.
Her presentation will include information about lighting efficiency changes that are being mandated by the U.S. government, which take effect this year.
She will discuss lighting industry changes, lighting economics, tax incentives and grants available to make lighting efficiency upgrades.
The meeting is open to the Hillsboro business community. and guests are welcome.
Those planning to attend can bring their own lunch or can call for a box lunch reservation of $6.50.
To reserve a meal, call the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce office at 620-947-3506 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FFA pancake feed set for Feb. 24
The Hillsboro High School FFA Community Pancake Feed is planned for 5 a.m. to noon Feb. 18. The location will be announced later.
FFAers will be serving “all you can eat pancakes with sausage and a drink” for a suggested donation $50.
Free movie planned in Goessel Feb. 4
The public is invited to a showing of the movie ”Courageous” starting at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at the AGAPE Senior Center, 101 N. Wheat St., Goessel.
“Honor begins at Home” is the theme of the movie and is produced by the creators of the movie “Fireproof.”
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., admission is free and pop and popcorn will be available. The event is sponsored by Chisholm Trail Bible Church.
City to host event on street work
The city of Hillsboro will be hosting a come-and-go informational meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday regarding the upcoming street renovations along North Adams and First streets.
The public can attend, but the intent is to answer questions from residents living along the affected streets, according to Larry Paine, city administrator.
The project is expected to begin in mid-February with completion targeted for May.
Refreshments will be served at the gathering, which will be at city hall.
HHS FFA seeking alumni members
Hillsboro High School FFA Chapter will be hosting an FFA alumni kickoff supper at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the HHS commons.
Anyone interested in becoming an alumni member is invited. Past participation in FFA is not a requirement. A meal and guest speaker will be featured.
For more information, contact Sonya Roberts at 620-947-3868 or 620-338-0600.
Burdick UMC plans Feb. 11 fundraiser
Burdick United Methodist Church is have its annual Valentine Benefit dinner and auction starting at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the church, 538 S. Main St., Burdick.
Dinner will include homemade soups, breads and desserts. The auction begins at about 7:30 p.m.
Items at the auction include cinnamon rolls, pies, cakes, candy, jelly and other handmade foods, along with many new gift items that can be used for Valentine’s Day.
Proceeds from the auction will go toward the church Benevolent Fund, which provides assistance to families in the tri-county area with medical or financial needs.
Some 51 families living in Herington, Lincolnville, Wilsey, Marion, Burdick, Ramona, Tampa and Hillsboro have been helped in the last 14 years from these proceeds.
For more information, call Nancy Riggin, 785-983-4493.
USDA commodities available Feb. 9
U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities will be available at the Marion County senior centers Feb. 9.
Each senior center will distribute commodities according to its own schedule. The commodities are available to persons who are income eligible and should be picked up from their local distribution site.
If there are no commodities left at someone’s site, call the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580 to find out where commodities are available.
HHS band hosting dessert banquet
The Hillsboro High School Band is hosting a Swing’n Sweets Valentine Dessert Banquet from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Feb. 13.
The public is invited to come and enjoy some dessert while listening to the band perform 30 to 45 minutes of swing and blues.
Donations will be accepted to help raise money for a band trip to a music festival in spring 2013.
Donations needed for benefit meal
Strassburg Baptist Church is sponsoring a benefit meal from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 5 for Troy and Eileen Schmidt to help defray the costs of travel and other related expenses because of their daughter's medical condition.
The meal will include pulled pork and will be at he Marion City building, 208 E. Santa Fe, Marion. All proceeds from the meal itself will go to the Schmidts and because of that, organizers are asking for money to donate to the church to help cover the food.
If more funds are donated than actual costs, those additional funds will also go to the family. Checks should be made out to Strassburg Baptist Church and mailed to: Martha Krispense, 1641 230th St., Marion, KS 66861, by Feb. 24.