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Hillsboro Chamber

to meet Jan. 28

The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church.

Rod Seba, president of Performance Transformation of Wichita, will speak about maximizing human potential. Prior to founding Performance Transformation, Seba spent 18 years with Koch Industries in various leadership positions.

Cost of the event is $15 per person.

For reservations, call the Chamber office at 947-3506.

HHS Valentine’s Day

banquet Feb. 14

Hillsboro High School music department will present a Valentine’s Day banquet “Some Enchanted Evening” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church activity center.

Ticket donations of $15 per person can be purchased at Emprise Bank, the high school or from any concert choir or band member.

Free baby-sitting by members of the music department will be available.

The public is invited.

Spell-off scheduled

for home schoolers

The annual spell-off for the McHomes Homeschooling group will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, at the First Baptist Church in Durham.

Any home-schooled child in the fourth through eighth grade from Marion County is welcome.

Lions Club Pancake

Feed, Senior Center

The Hillsboro Lions Club will hold its annual Pancake Feed from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Hillsboro Senior Center.

The menu will feature all-you-can-eat pancakes, German country sausage, orange juice and coffee for $3.50. Children 5 years old and under eat free.

Proceeds from the event will go toward club projects. The Lions Club supports the Lions Eye Clinic of Marion County, students going to state and international band events, Hillsboro Boy Scout programs, the sports-complex picnic shelter, eyeglasses for the needy, Main Street Ministries, the high school activities banquet, scholarships for high school seniors and Hap-Dumont baseball tournaments.

The public is invited.

MOPS to meet

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Mothers of Preschoolers will meet from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church.

MOPS is part of MOPS International and is designed for moms with children under 6 years.

The program includes childcare for infants, a Moppet’s program for children 3 to 5 years, conversation, snacks, a craft session and short messages from various speakers.

The group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

Cost is $30 per semester. Financial help is available if needed.

KMEA chooses

two MHS students

Marion High School senior Andrew Brookens and sophomore Justin Brookens will perform in concert at a Kansas Music Educators Association workshop at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at Century II Convention Center in Wichita.

The two students were selected as state-wide music honor-group participants for the three-day workshop. Andrew was named to the choir group and Justin to the orchestra group.

The 65th annual workshop will be attended by about 4,000 participants from across Kansas.

The Brookens were among 500 high school students chosen by KMEA for membership in the honor band, orchestra, choir or jazz groups to participate in the event. These students represent the most outstanding young musicians in the state of Kansas.

Arts & Crafts Assoc.

meets Jan. 15

The Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Association held its annual meeting on Jan. 15.

Arlene Schale, president, gave a summary of the activities for 2001.

Marcella Mohn, treasurer, presented the year-end financial report, and Donna Diener, fair director, gave an update of the 2002 fair.

Debbie Ewert was elected secretary with Colleen Koop serving as vice-president.

Youth rally at Tabor

Sunday, Jan. 27

A Mid-Winter Jam youth rally, hosted by Tabor College and local Christian radio station KJRL, will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Tabor student-activity center.

The rally will feature Alton Carter, a motivational and inspirational speaker, and Whisper Loud, a contemporary-Christian music group.

Junior high and high school students will hear Christian music, learn more about Tabor and discover what’s available on the radio, said Doug Wedekind, KJRL station manager.

Tickets are $6 per person or $5 per person in groups of 10 or more. Tickets may be purchased at Thee Bookstore in Hillsboro or by calling 877-813-5366.

Tickets will also be available at the door.

Grunau to perform,

“Mourning Glorie”

Jacqueline Grunau will perform in a one-act play, “Mourning Glorie,” on Jan. 24 at the American College Theater Festival in Lincoln, Neb.

Grunau graduated from Hillsboro High School and is a sophomore at University of Kansas. She is the daughter of Charles Grunau of Hillsboro and Elizabeth and Russ Ayga of Jefferson, Ga.

The play, written by a K U graduate student, was selected as the sole entrant in its category out of 85 nationwide entries from an eight-state region. Plays from the seven other regions will also be presented.

“Mourning Glorie” is part of a nation-wide program to identify and promote quality in college-level theater productions. The program is sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Participants in the festival in Lincoln may also be considered for participation in the national festival at the Kennedy Center in the spring.

Mentor Study Club

to meet Jan. 28

The Mentor Study Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, in the Commons at Park Village Congregate Living.

The program will be “Crafts Galore” by Peni Ens.

Chair is Marcella Bruce and hostesses are Anne Driver and Betty Bernhardt.

Roll call will be answered by “crafts you like best.”

Carol Wiebe attends

KEDA briefing

Carol Wiebe, Hillsboro Development Corporation director of economic development, attended the Kansas Economic Development Alliance’s legislative briefing and reception Jan. 17 at the Holiday Inn West in Topeka.

Presenters at the afternoon session included State Sen. David Adkins reporting on Kansas legislative reapportionment, Lt. Governor Gary Sherrer outlining state budget issues and business issues faced by the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing for the year, and KEDA board members speaking on the legislative priorities set by the board for the upcoming session.

The conference also featured an evening reception for Kansas legislators.

Kansas Day fete

Jan. 29 in Marion

A Kansas Day celebration will be held following the noon meal on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at McGillicuddy’s Restaurant in Marion.

The program will feature an Amelia Earhart re-enactment.

Arrangements for the event were made by the Marion County Democratic Women, but the event is not exclusive to any party affiliation.

Reservations, which include the noon meal, are $9 and are required to attend the program.

For information and reservations, call 620-382-3418.

Fund-raiser supper

at Burns Jan. 26

A community fund-raiser and soup supper will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Burns Community Building.

Bring a crockpot of soup, side dish or dessert.

The public is invited, and a free-will offering will be taken.

Singing Valentines

by GHS choral group

The Goessel High School Elbiata Singers will be performing Singing Valentines from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, in the surrounding area.

The 20-member choral group, directed by Greg Bontrager, will sing about three songs for a minimal fee for anyone wanting to send a musical Valentine’s message to a loved one.

The event is a fund-raiser for the mixed ensemble.

For reservations and information, call 620-367-2242.

Emporia State

fall 2001 honor roll

Emporia State University released its fall 2001 honor roll. Students in the top 10 percent of their class were eligible for the honor roll. Seniors had to achieve a 4.0 grade point average, juniors a 3.87, sophomores a 3.78 and freshmen a 3.55.

Among those from the Marion County area on the honor roll were junior Dustin T. Delaney of Marion; sophomore Emily Jean Costello of Marion; and freshmen Amy Christine Soyez of Canton, Ryan Michael Jilka of Hillsboro, Erin Marie Smith of Lincolnville, and Kelly Lauren Becker, Jamey J. Cooper and James Dean Meier, all of Marion.

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