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Gatlin to speak at Tabor March 19

LaDonna Gatlin, Grammy and Dove award winner, will be the guest speaker at Prairie View’s food-for-thought lecture from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, at the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center at Tabor College.

Gatlin, sister of the country musical group Gatlin Brothers, will use the musical alphabet to discuss seven principles to help reduce stress and bring balance into everyday living.

The cost of the seminar is $12.50 per person, which includes a meal.

Reservations are requested by March 15.

For more information and reservations, call 800-362-0180, Ext. 6412.

St. Patrick’s Day party March 17

A St. Patrick’s Day community party will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, March 17, at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro.

The intergenerational event will include visiting, table games and refreshments.

Feel free to wear “a bit o’green.”

Arts & Crafts Fair vendors can apply

The Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Association is accepting food-vendor applications for the Arts & Crafts Fair to be held Sept. 21.

Applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce office and must be returned by April 15.

For more information and applications, call the chamber office at 947-3506.

MCSEC board to meet March 18

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will meet for its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, March 18, in the MCSEC conference room at 302 W. Eighth in Florence.

Birthday party for Arthur Funk, 92

Arthur Funk, 92, celebrated his birthday with a gathering of family and friends Feb. 24 in the visitation room at Salem Home, Hillsboro.

About 20 family members attended the party.

Public invited to CCDO meeting

Northview Developmental Services Inc., Community Developmental Disability Organization for Harvey and Marion counties, will meet at 5 p.m., Monday, March 18, in the community room of the Harvey County Courthouse.

The public is invited to attend and discuss recent revisions to service-area policies and procedures made in response to statutory changes in KAR 30-64.

Copies of the revised policies and procedures are available from the CCDO services coordinator at 316-283-5170.

Grief support group to meet Thursdays

The Harvey County Grief Support Group will meet at 7 p.m., every Thursday, April 4 through May 6, at Newton Medical Center.

The support group is free and open to the public. It is designed to provide grief-educational support for those who have lost loved ones.

For more information and registration, call Leslie Allaby at 316-283-8220.

Congressman Moran in Burns March 18

Congressman Jerry Moran will be in Burns from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 18, at the Burns Community Building on Church Street.

Moran is on a 66-county “A to Z” tour of the 1st District. The tour is designed to allow residents to meet him, express their concerns and ask questions on federal issues.

“It’s important to me to hear from Kansas so that I may better serve them in Washington,” Moran said.

HHS Festival Concert March 14

The Festival Concert will be held Thursday, March 14, in the Hillsboro High School Auditorium.

HHS band will perform at 7:30 p.m., and HHS choir will sing at 8 p.m.

The musical groups will present numbers they plan to perform at the state festival.

Centre FFA meeting held March 4

The Centre Future Farmers of America held its meeting following the FFA chapter’s work auction on March 4 in the Centre High School library.

Margaret Jirak won a chain saw donated by Mike Beltz to raise money for scholarships for FFA chapter members.

On Dec. 1, alumni helped with the South Central District FFA Public Speaking Contest at CHS.

Three alumni attended the State Alumni meeting Feb. 2 in Manhattan, where two Centre FFA members received scholarships to go to the Washington, D.C. Leadership Conference in the summer.

Alumni are scheduled to help with the South Central District banquet on April 8 and will also help with the chapter blood drive on April 17, all at CHS.

Goessel screening for kindergarten

The kindergarten screening date for Goessel Grade School will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 5.

All children who will be 5, on or before Sept. 1, are encouraged to attend the screening.

Appointments are required.

For appointments and location of the screening, call 620-367-8118.

Schroeder receives scholarship Feb. 8

Katie Schroeder, Goessel High School senior, was awarded the Kansas State University’s Foundation Scholarship during Scholarship Day ceremonies on Feb. 8 at KSU.

The award was presented by Pat Bosco, associate vice president for institutional advancement and dean of student life.

During the day, Schroeder and other students attended meetings with academic deans and student-life officials, and were guests of the university at the award banquet.

Piano students attend Festival

Piano students from several communities including Hillsboro, Marion, Newton, McPherson and Goessel, participated in the Newton Music Teachers Association Spring Festival March 9 at Tabor College.

A total of 26 students were given the opportunity to have mini piano lessons with master piano teachers Steve Gustafson from McPherson College, Onnie Grissom from Bethel College and Dan Masterson from Bethany College.

Piano students of Bev Richards of Hillsboro were Amanda Faber, Benjamin Heyen, Kyle Kroeker and Cassie Kroeker.

Students of JoAnn Nickel of Goessel were Peter Bartel, J. Michael Hiebert and Sara Hamm.

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