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USD 410 chooses science textbooks

Science teachers at USD 410 have chosen new textbooks for the 2002-03 school year.

Samples of the texts for grades kindergarten through 12 will be on display at the Hillsboro Public Library until June 8.

The public is invited to preview the textbooks and leave comments in the box provided.

Free dinner, concert to support work of Main Street Ministries

The Tuell Family Singers, an authentic Ozark Mountains gospel-music ensemble from Marshall, Ark., will present a full concert at a free benefit dinner in Hillsboro on June 15.

The dinner and concert will begin at 6 p.m. in the Activity Center of the Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, 610 S. Main. The concert will support the work of Main Street Ministries, a local outreach that seeks to provide material, emotional and spiritual resources to people in transitional crisis.

The Tuell Family Singers have been performing for 20 years throughout Arkansas and surrounding states, and have released three albums.

Brothers Harley and Buford Tuell, Marshall-area natives, formed the seven-member ensemble, which combines original and well-known gospel favorites with mandolin, dobro and guitar accompaniment.

During the meal preceding the concert, flute soloist Jessie Roth of Hesston, a student of Francis Shelly at Wichita State University, will perform. She will be accompanied by pianist Bev Richards of Hillsboro.

Tickets for the dinner and concert are free on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a ticket, call 947-3393. Opportunity will be given to donate to the work of Main Street Ministries. Donations are tax deductible because Main Street Ministries is a 501-C3 non-profit organization.

Hillsboro chamber to meet June 5

The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting will be held at noon, Wednesday, June 5, in the west meeting room of Hillsboro City Hall.

The guest speaker will be Jim Perkins, project manager of Walters-Morgan Construction Inc. for the Hillsboro water-plant project. The company is based out of northeast Kansas and is a general contractor of civil and environmental projects.

The feature business of the month will be Claassen Financial Services.

The cost of the luncheon is $5 per person, and the public is invited to bring a business card to share.

For more information and reservations, call 947-3506.

Richards & Schmidt students in recital

Music students of Beverly Richards of Hillsboro and Hildred Schmidt of Walton performed in a piano recital May 20 at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro.

Richards’ students were Angie Claassen, Daniel Ens, Amanda Faber, Becky Faber, Benjamin Heyen, Elise Heyen, Emma Heyen, Aby Humber, Shannon Kroeker, Kyle Kroeker, Cassie Kroeker, Taylor Loewen, Darcie Mashburn and Matthew Wiebe.

Schmidt’s student was Jessica Goertzen.

The following people performed duets: Amanda Faber and Connie Faber, Benjamin and Bruce Heyen, Elise and Emma Heyen, Aby Humber and Bev Richards, Taylor and Shelly Loewen, and Jessica Goertzen and Hildred Schmidt.

Laci Jo Alvarez on Dean’s Honor List

Laci Jo Alvarez was named to the Dean’s Honor List at Kansas State University.

Alvarez completed her freshman year in the College of Business at K-State and is the daughter of Joe and Barb Alvarez of Hillsboro.

Students listed on the Dean’s List are in the top 10 percent of their class.

Tajchman awarded large ag scholarship

Jenna Tajchman, a 2002 graduate of Centre High School, has been awarded this year’s Marion County Agriculture Future of America Scholarship.

The $3,700 scholarship was created by Cooperative Grain & Supply, Midlands Farm Services of Marion, and Emprise Bank of Hillsboro in conjunction with Agriculture Future of America. It is awarded to one graduating senior from Marion County who will be majoring in agriculture.

The goal of the scholarship is to identify students with strong potential who are interested in pursuing a career opportunity in agriculture.

Tajchman, who plans to attend Kansas State University, is the daughter of Joe and Barbara Tajchman of rural Lincolnville.

Open house for Alvin Goerzen’s 80th

An open house to celebrate Alvin W. Goerzen’s 80th birthday will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 15, at the Goessel Civic Center.

The event will be hosted by family members Eileen and Bruce K. Schmidt of Canton; Ron and Susan Goerzen and their children, Grant and Jan, all of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Les and Cynthia Goerzen and their children, Peter and James, all of Newton; John and Terah Goerzen of Indianapolis, Ind.; and Beth and Wes Regehr of Hesston.

Family and friends are invited, and the family requests no gifts.

McLinden selected for 60th Girls State

Tomi McLinden of Marion High School has been chosen by American Legion Post 366 of Hillsboro to attend the 60th annual session of Sunflower Girls State from June 2 to June 7 in Lawrence.

She will join about 550 other girls who have just completed their junior year of high school to become more familiar with the system of government in Kansas.

Among the speakers who will address the group are Gov. Bill Graves and Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh.

McLinden is the daughter of Tom and Audrey McLinden of Marion.

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