Daily Life

HCMC Soup Bowl

to be held Jan. 31

Hillsboro Community Medical Center will hold its fourth annual HCMC Soup Bowl from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Hillsboro City Building.

The menu includes chicken noodle or taco soup, carrot and celery sticks, homemade bread, pie and water or coffee.

Proceeds from the lunch will go toward the Salem Home van fund.

The current van is a 1985 model with limited room for passengers. A more spacious van, with wheelchair lift and restraints, is needed to take residents on activity trips and to medical appointments.

Anyone unable to attend and wanting to make a donation to the van fund can contact Michael Ryan at 947-3114.

Square-dance lessons

Monday evenings

The next square-dance lesson is scheduled from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, at the Hillsboro Elementary School gym.

This lesson will be the last one open to new students.

The Shoe Scuffers Square Dance Club in Hesston will help with lessons, and Allan Hahn of Hesston will be the square-dance caller.

Lessons will continue for 20 weeks at a cost of $50 per couple.

Those interested are encouraged to attend and enjoy the fun. More couples are needed to fill the squares.

Goessel youth plan

lunch fund-raiser

The Goessel area Junior High Youth group will hold its annual sloppy joe fund-raiser lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, one mile north of Goessel on Kansas Highway 15.

Reservations are not necessary. Donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of the group’s annual Memorial Day retreat at Camp WaShunGa.

Childbirth classes at

HCMC start Feb. 5

Hillsboro Community Medical Center is offering childbirth classes at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the HCMC conference room.

The classes are scheduled for six weeks. All expectant parents are welcome to attend.

Parents expecting in March, April or May are encouraged to attend. Parents interested in attending refresher classes are also welcome.

Classes are taught by registered nurses Jeanne Rziha and Nancy Kaufman.

For information and registration, call 947-3114.

Library offers vote

for favorite book

Home-school children will be able to vote for their favorite William Allen White book at the Hillsboro Public Library.

This is the first time in 50 years home-school children will be eligible to vote, said librarian Cathy Fish.

The list of nominated books are available on a bookmark at the library. Participants are encouraged to read each book on the list and vote for their favorite title. Only one vote per person is allowed.

The William Allen White Book Award, founded in 1952, is designed to honor his memory by encouraging children in Kansas to read and enjoy books.

Books for the list are chosen for their originality and vitality, clarity and factual accuracy, sincerity of the author, respect of the reader and acceptance by children.

The book lists are divided into two categories: third through fifth grades and sixth through eighth grades.

Ballots and voting information are available at the library, and the deadline for voting is Feb. 25.

Post office to hold

appreciation day

The Hillsboro Post Office will be having a customer appreciation day on Wednesday, Feb. 6, in conjunction with National Consumer Week, which runs from Feb. 4 to Feb. 9.

Refreshments will be served, and resource information on consumer protection will be available.

Boy Scout Troop 129

to hold supper

Hillsboro Boy Scout Troop 129 will hold a soup, chili and pie supper from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at the American Legion dining hall.

Tickets will be available at the door and are $4 per person.

Quilt guild to meet

Monday, Feb. 4

County Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, at the Hillsboro Methodist Church.

Guild members Nancy Methvin and Vickie Kraus will give a slide show of the quilts they saw at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas.

Visitors are welcome.

Amanda Ewert

named to honor roll

Amanda Ewert, a freshman at Labette Community College in Parsons, was named to the fall Dean’s Honor Roll.

To be named to the honor roll, students must maintain between a 3.5 and 3.99 grade-point average with 12 credit hours.

Ewert is a 2001 graduate of Marion High School.

Her parents are Gary and Elaine Ewert of Marion.

Grandparents are Doris Ewert of Marion and Margueritte Mosler of Columbus.

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