Daily Life News


All-you-can-eat feed in Florence Feb. 24

A ham-and-bean and chili feed will be held at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, at the American Legion in Florence.

The all-you-can-eat meal will cost $5 per person and will include tea or coffee. Pop and dessert are extra.

The event is sponsored by Post 308 American Legion and Boy Scout Troop 270.

Car-seat check program successful

Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week began with a child safety-seat check and child fingerprinting Feb. 9 as a cooperative effort between the Marion County Safe Kids Coalition, local law enforcement and Irv Schroeder County Motors Inc.

“We were very pleased with the turn-out,” said Sondra Mayfield with the Safe Kids Coalition.

“We checked close to 50 car seats that day.”

Two certified car-seat technicians are available to check car seats and help install them by appointment at the Marion County Health Department. They also have a program to loan out car seats.

Tampa 4-H meeting, supper held Feb. 4

The Tampa Triple T’s 4-H Club meeting and a potluck supper were held Feb. 4.

Shaina Makovec gave a talk on Valentine’s candy suckers and party bags; Chris Will talked about Simmental Cattle; Kristine Jirak gave a presentation on Colwich; Nicholas Kleiber demonstrated making paper-plate characters; Amanda Kleiber talked about the five love languages; and Isaac Leihy demonstrated how to make green eggs and ham.

The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 5. Roll call is “How often do you clean your room?”

Duet musical at HMB church Feb. 24

“Chuck and Fanny,” a duet musical depicting the life of hymn writer Fanny Crosby, will be presented at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church.

The original musical score combines the most famous of Crosby’s 9,000 hymns with a story about a New York script writer hired to write a church musical about her.

A production of the Salt and Light Empowerment Co., the musical is performed by Mark Clark and wife Stacy of Valley Center.

Clark is music director for Chapel Hill Fellowship, Newman University and Crown Uptown Dinner Theater in Wichita. The couple has performed in professional, community and school theater productions.

Jennifer Rutledge merits dean’s list

Jennifer Lynn Rutledge of Hillsboro was named to the dean’s honor roll for fall semester at Wichita State University.

To be included on the honor roll, a student must be enrolled full time and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average.

David Vogel to sing with KCDA choir

David Vogel, a sixth grader at Hillsboro Middle School, was selected to perform with the Kansas Choral Directors Association Children’s Honor Choir to perform at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, in the Century II concert hall in Wichita.

Vogel is the son of Brad and Bev Vogel of Hillsboro.

This is the second year Vogel has been chosen to perform with the choir.

The event is hosted in conjunction with the Kansas Music Education Association State Convention. The KCDA choir is comprised of 200 students from grades five through eight who were chosen from 525 auditions.

Mentor Study Club to meet Feb. 25

The Mentor Study Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25, in the commons at Park Village Congregate Living.

The program will be “Working in the Great Outdoors,” by Liz Ryding.

Chair is Rosemary Freeman and hostesses are Lu Janzen and Hilda Vogt.

Roll call will be answered by “A place you enjoy.” Members are reminded to bring something for Main Street Ministries.

Local school issues call for names

Hillsboro Elementary School is asking for names of all children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 for enrollment in kindergarten in the 2002-’03 school year.

Please call the elementary school at 947-3981.

El Musco del Arte de TLC on display

El Musco del Arte de TLC (The Learning Consortium Art Museum) is hosting the sixth annual exposition of Hispanic art this month in the library and the Emil Kym Museum at Goessel High School.

Group tours will be provided on Wednesday, Feb. 27, with docents from the Spanish II and Spanish III classes at Canton-Galva High School and GHS.

The public is invited to view paintings on display from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or join a tour-in-progress on Feb. 27.

Artists featured include the cave paintings of Altamira and Spanish masters El Greco, Velasquez, Murillo and Goya. Modern artists of Spain and Mexico will also be on display.

For tour information and reservations, call Barbara Cowan at 620-367-2242 or Debi Hughbanks at 620-367-8242.

Amanda Woelk to attend seminar

Amanda Woelk, senior at Goessel High School, will attend the first Presidential Classroom Law & Justice in a Democracy program from March 9-16, in Washington, D.C.

Presidential Classroom provides a look at the federal legal system and operation of the federal government. The activities include a U.S. Supreme Court briefing, visits to the Federal Bureau of Investigation or Secret Service, and foreign embassy briefings.

Woelk, who plans to pursue a career as an attorney, is the daughter of Bryce and Kathy Woelk of rural Goessel.

“This opportunity would give me a chance to see how the justice system works,” Woelk said.

Legislative coffee at Hillsboro City Hall

The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a legislative coffee from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, in the west meeting room of Hillsboro City Hall.

State Sen. Jay Emler and State Rep. Don Dahl will be at the coffee. This is an opportunity to get to know the senator and representative and also voice local views and concerns.

Free donuts and coffee will be provided.

Stepanek, Kroeker receive one ratings

Two Hillsboro High School students, freshman Heather Stepanek and senior Shannon Kroeker, received one ratings at the state piano festival Feb. 16 at the Wichita State University campus in Wichita.

Stepanek is the daughter of Randy and Kerry Stepanek and Kroeker is the daughter of Dave and Kim Kroeker, all of Hillsboro.

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