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Drivers’ course set for Goessel in March

An AARP Driver Safety Course is being planned for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., March 20-21, at the Agape Senior Center in Goessel.

The course, which is open to legal drivers of all ages, will be taught by Tony Epp. It primarily will be a refresher course on auto safety and defensive driving and will not include a written or driving test.

The cost of the course will be $10. Participants can get more information or preregister by calling Epp at 620-367-2717. They can also preregister at the Agape Center.

Three colleges join for benefit concert

Three-area-college music groups will present a concert of sacred music at 7 p.m., Sunday, March 3, at Eden Mennonite Church, rural Moundridge. The concert benefits Mennonite Central Committee.

Performing will be the Tabor College Trombone Choir, directed by Richard Cantwell; the Hesston College Bel Canto Singers, directed by Jacob Rittenhouse; and the Bethel College Sinfonia, directed by Don Kehrberg.

Members of the Tabor trombone choir are Melody Fitzsimmons, Dodge City; Cindy Harden, Ashland; Jason Hiebert, Buhler; Brad Just, Hillsboro; Andy Pauls, Inman; Andrew Regier, Grant, Neb.; Kenton Schroeder, Moundridge; Tiffani Stahl, Huron, S.D.; and Brant Unrau, Wolf Point, Mont.

Preceding the concert at 6:45 p.m., a men’s quartet from Eden Mennonite Church will sing old gospel music favorites.

The public is invited to the concert. A freewill offering will benefit the Mennonite Relief Sale, raising money for worldwide relief administered by MCC.

Eden Mennonite Church is located four miles west and two miles north of Moundridge.

Centre FFA alumni to meet March 4

The Centre Future Farmers of America alumni will meet following the FFA Work Auction at 7 p.m., Monday, March 4, at Centre High School.

The alumni will sign up members to furnish cakes for the April 17 blood drive, sponsored by the FFA chapter at CHS.

Future FFA events will also be discussed at the meeting.

Those interested in joining the FFA alumni are encouraged to attend.

For information, contact Beth Riffel at 785-965-7179 or Cary Granzow at 785-983-4321.

MCRW holds luncheon meeting

The regular meeting of the Marion County Republican Women was held Feb. 20 at September Apartments in Marion.

The luncheon meeting was hosted by the officers, and 18 members attended.

Sharon Hubbard, Carol Wiebe and Juanita Stovall reported on Kansas Day activities.

Pancake feed & garage sale March 2

The Leo Club will host a pancakes/sausage feed and garage sale from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at the Hillsboro Senior Center.

The all-you-can-eat pancakes are $3.50 per person and children age 5 and under eat free.

Proceeds will benefit the local Leo Club youth projects.

Luncheon meeting for retired teachers

The Marion County Association of Retired School Personnel will have a luncheon meeting at noon, Thursday, March 7, at the Marion Senior Center.

The featured speaker will be Meg Newton of World Impact, who will speak on “My Trip to Russia.”

The meeting agenda will include election of officers for 2002-’03.

Members planning to attend should call Betty Bernhardt at 947-3743.

St. Luke offering two scholarships

Applications will be accepted until March 22 for two scholarships available through St. Luke Hospital for all residents of Hospital District No. 1, Marion County.

The applicants must plan to pursue a hospital-based health career to be eligible.

Application forms are available at the business office at St. Luke. Completed forms must be submitted to Doug Newman, hospital administrator.

For more information, call 620-382-2177.

County quilt guild to meet March 4

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

“New Tricks for Quilting” will be presented by Carolyn Meerian of the Overbrook Quilt Connection in Overbrook. Meerian will bring quilts and quilt-related items from her business.

Visitors are welcome.

Goessel Lions Club to meet on March 4

The Goessel Lions Club will meet at noon, Monday, March 4, at Goessel Civic Center.

Program speaker will be Roger Hiebert.

Stinchcomb named Kansas vet of year

Veterinarian Charles Stinchcomb, owner of Town & Country Animal Hospital near Russell, was named the 2001 Kansas Veterinarian of the Year and recently honored during the annual award’s night of the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association in Topeka.

Nominated by veterinarians throughout Kansas, candidates are selected by a review committee of past KVMA winners.

“I didn’t expect to win this award, that’s for sure,” Stinchcomb said. “It was a surprise.”

Stinchcomb, formerly from Lincolnville, is a graduate of Centre High School. He graduated with a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University in 1975.

He and wife Barbara (Weber) Stinchcomb, formerly from Ramona, live in Russell.

Florence Library extending hours

The Florence Library has expanded its hours beginning March 3.

The library will be open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday; from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday; from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday; and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday.

Hours were added to accommodate students and others with work schedules that didn’t fit the previous hours.

Marion County EMS to honor its own

Marion County Emergency Medical Services will hold a self-appreciation dinner, hosted by the Tampa EMS Department, at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 9, at the Hillsboro American Legion.

The dinner will be $10 per person and will be catered by Butch’s Diner of Tampa.

David Lake, director of the Kansas Board of EMS, will be a guest during the evening to honor all Marion County EMS providers.

The public is invited to make reservations and attend the event.

HCMC offers classes on diabetes

Hillsboro Community Medical Center will offer diabetes-education classes four times a year to help people learn to control diabetes.

The next series of classes will be held Tuesday evenings in March.

Jeanne Rziha, registered nurse, will teach the classes and is also available for individual counseling.

Seating is limited and registrations are requested.

For information and registration, call 947-3114.

Heritage Park open house March 3

The Hillsboro Heritage Park will have its spring open house from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 3, at the Visitor’s Center on Memorial Drive.

Refreshments will be served, and all facilities will be open for free tours during the afternoon.

“Wow! That oughta Be in a Museum!” will be a photographic exhibit produced by the Kansas State Historical Society and on display at the Visitor’s Center through March 17.

The exhibit, part of the Kansas Interpretive Traveling Exhibit Service, highlights stories of over 20 Kansas collectors and museums.

For information, call 947-3755.

Veteran’s service rep scheduled in March

Veteran’s service representative Richard Haywood will be scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., March 5 and March 19, at the Marion Health Department.

Any veterans, their dependents or survivors, who have received an eligibility verification report form or any inquiry from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, should contact Haywood for assistance.

For files to be available at the meetings, call 316-342-3347.

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