McFarland to attend conference in July
Tracy McFarland will be attending the International Society for Third-Sector Research Conference in July in Cape Town, South Africa.
McFarland was selected to receive a fellowship to attend the conference and will present a paper about her research on the international network of women’s organizations from various countries and the organizations’ roles in politics.
She is the daughter of Carolan McFarland of Marion.
CROP meeting to be held June 13
The Marion County Annual CROP Canvass kick-off meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 13, at the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in rural Goessel.
The program will include a report on the relief work of Church World Service and a report from David Gerber, past MCC country representative in India.
The public in invited.
MCARSP to meet June 6 for luncheon
The Marion County Association of Retired School Personnel will meet for a luncheon at noon, Thursday, June 6, at Hillsboro Senior Center.
The luncheon will include a brief business meeting and fellowship.
A representative will be present to explain a new long-term care and home-health care plans, which are now available to members.
All retired school personnel are invited.
If planning to attend, contact Pauline Edmunds at 620-382-2532 or Betty Bernhardt at 947-3743 by Monday, June 3.
Grant Garrard given Provost Scholarship
Grant Garrard, senior at Centre High School in Lost Springs, was awarded a Provost Scholarship from Ottawa University.
Provost Scholarships are awarded to prospective students who show outstanding academics and extracurricular involvement. Scholarship selections are based on performances at Scholarship Competition Day on the campus.
Garrard is the son of John and Sandra Garrard of Lincolnville.
Butterfly garden fund-raiser June 1
A fund-raiser dinner and program for the Bethesda Butterfly Garden at Bethesda Nursing Home will be held Saturday, June 1, at Mennonite Heritage Museum in Goessel.
The event will begin with a garden tour at 5:30 p.m.; spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. at the Engine Club building; and a performance by the Testimony Quartet at 7:30 p.m.
The fund-raiser is sponsored by the Town and Country Garden Club.
The butterfly garden is maintained and supported by volunteers and is used as a teaching tool for school classes.
The public is invited to attend any or all activities.
For more information, contact Nancy Stucky at 620-367-2610.
Bible school begins June 7 in Goessel
Vacation Bible School will be held 8 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in Goessel.
Activities for the week include fun and games, campsite crafts and trail-mix snacks.
For more information, call Ann Hiebert at 620-367-8331, Susan Nafziger at 620-367-4623 or Arlen Goertzen at 620-367-8373.
Lisa Loewen chosen for collegiate award
Lisa Loewen of Hillsboro has been named a United States National Collegiate Award winner in agriculture management.
Loewen attends McPherson College and is among 10 percent of American college students recognized for this award.
She is the daughter of Ole and Harla Estle of Sabetha.
Her grandparents are Virginia Havemann and Eben and Jean Estle, all of Sabetha.
Card shower for Adeline Bernhardt
A card shower is requested for Adeline (Bentz) Bernhardt of Tampa to honor her 80th birthday on June 6.
Bernhardt was born in 1922, in Tampa. On June 4, 1944, she was married to Ted Bernhardt, who died in 2000.
She is retired from Unified School District #397.
Her children are Barney Bernhardt of Wichita and Kathy Hubbard of Wellington.
A family gathering is planned at a later date.
Cards may be sent to her at P.O. Box 107, Tampa, KS 67483.
Center MB Studies summer hours set
Summer hours for the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies will be 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, May 27 to September 2, at Tabor College.
For research assistance or more information, call Peggy Goertzen at 947-3691, Lois Hiebert at 947-5673 or Raymond Wiebe at 947-2456.
Summer activities at Durham library
The City of Durham Library invites children of the surrounding area to participate in the Join the Winners Circle program from 10 a.m. to 11:20 a.m., Wednesdays, June 5 through July 17, at the library.
Fun time, snacks and an opportunity to check out books are on the agenda.
Coffee & games at HCMC Tuesdays
Salem Home in Hillsboro Community Living Center will host a weekly coffee and board-game hour from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Tuesdays, beginning June 4, in the Long Term Care Unit chapel.
Free coffee and donuts will be provided.
Reservations are not needed, according to Lara Schill, Salem Home administrator.
Everyone in the community is invited to attend.
Reading program to begin at library
“Join the Winner’s Circle-Read!” is the theme of the summer reading program at Hillsboro Public Library beginning June 26 or 27 through July 31 or Aug. 1.
Classes will be offered Wednesdays or Thursdays according to the following schedule:
3-and 4-year-olds meet at 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.;
pre-kindergartners and kindergartners meet at 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.;
first and second graders meet at 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.;
third through fifth graders meet at 2 p.m. to 2:40 p.m on Wednesdays only.
A $2 registration fee helps cover the costs of crafts.
Sign up begins June 1 at the library. Phone registrations will be taken but unless the fee is paid, the child’s spot will not be guaranteed.
The library staff reminds parents that “Readers are winners,” so sign up soon.
Veteran’s rep coming to Marion June 4, 18
Richard Haywood, veteran’s service representative for the Kansas Commission on Veteran’s Affairs, is scheduled to be at the Marion County Health Department from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 4 and June 18, at the courthouse in Marion.
Any veteran, their dependents or survivors who have received an eligibility verification report or any inquiry from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, should contact Haywood for assistance.
If possible, those seeking an appointment should call the Emporia office at 620-342-3347 ahead of time so all files will be available.
Girls’ softball team selling fresh donuts
The Hillsboro Crush girls’ softball team will be selling fresh Krispy Kreme donuts as a fund-raiser at 9 a.m., Thursday, May 30, at Vogt’s IGA.
The cost of one-dozen glazed donuts will be $7, and the team will also deliver to homes or offices.
The following are members of the team: Laura Andrews, Stephanie Abbott, Amanda Bina, Meghan Jost, Amber King, Jenesa Klose, Jessica Klose and Suzy Lindsay. Coaches are Luke Lindsay and Tina King.
The fund-raiser will help offset the cost of uniforms and entry fees.
To guarantee availability, pre-order donuts by calling one of the coaches, a team member or Cheryl Jost at 947-3072.
Quilt guild to meet Monday, June 3
The County Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 3, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church.
Robin Ediger will present information on Project Linus.
Guild members are asked to bring a finished project or one-in-progress for Show and Share.
Members and visitors are asked to use the front doors of the church and go down the hall to the classroom.
The public is invited.