Dulcimer group to play at Goessel event

Goessel will again be celebrating “The Main Street Event” as a climax to the community’s 2002 Threshing Days.

The Main Street Event will be from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 4, on Main Street.

Featured will be Hieberts Dulcimers Etc, a husband-wife duo from Abilene. Eddie and Robert Hiebert will perform a variety of selections on various combinations of dulcimer, guitar and autoharp sprinkled with vocal harmonies.

Since they enjoy many kinds of music, their repertoire is a blend of folk tunes, work songs, gospel music, ragtime, waltzes, cowboy songs, old-time fiddle tunes, movie themes and popular songs.

The Hieberts have appeared throughout Kansas, several other states, and in Canada and Japan.

The Hieberts will start the evening’s entertainment at 7 p.m. At 8 p.m., attendees can enjoy the music of Cactus Jack, a country band that has performed at Goessel’s Main Street Event for several years.

Cactus Jack, one of the longest-running country-music acts in central Kansas, is a versatile band that can cover an old Bob Wills tune, and then turn around and play a contemporary country hit by Toby Keith or Terry Clark.

Goessel’s own Kim Schmidt is joined by Bob Griffis as veteran members of the group. They are joined by Ashley Griffis and Allen Mokovec. Instrumentation includes guitars, fiddle, pedal steel, bass and drums.

Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs. Prior to the evening’s entertainment, a cookie contest is open to all ages. Participants are to bring six of their best cookies to the Goessel City Building between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. The cookies should be on a paper plate and covered with something clear. The contestant’s name, phone number and type of cookie should be printed plainly.

Cookies will be judged on taste and appearance. Bar cookies are not eligible. Prizes will be awarded in three divisions: children, teens and adults. All participants will receive a free cookie cutter.

The first-prize adult winner will receive a dinner for two at The Spartan Restaurant in Newton.

The Main Street Event will also include a classic car show and a dunk tank.

Food options will include a sloppy-joe or hot-dog meal with all the trimmings-provided by Joyful Noise Childcare Center-snow cones and pop.

The three area churches will set up hospitality booths.

The public is invited, and no admission will be charged.

Florence plans car show on Labor Day

The Florence Labor Day Committee will be sponsoring a car show at this year’s annual celebration Sept. 2.

“For the past several years, there has been no car show held in Florence,” said Janette Parmley, a member of the organizing committee. “This year, we decided to see if people would be interested in this event again. Hopefully, we will have a great turnout with others getting interested.”

Door prizes will be given away that day. All participants will receive dash plaques from the Labor Day Committee in appreciation for coming to Florence to display their cars.

Flyers have been distributed in the area. Anyone interested in registering can contact Parmley by telephone at 620-878-4636 or by e-mail at janette@kans. com.

St. Luke to offer childbirth classes

Free classes on the topic of childbirth will be offered by St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

The hospital is sponsoring a series of six classes that will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesdays, July 30 through Sept. 10.

Class will not be held Tuesday, Aug. 6.

Sessions will cover birth, labor, delivery and after-delivery care.

Although classes are being sponsored by St. Luke Hospital and will be held there, all prospective parents are invited-whether or not they plan to deliver at St. Luke.

The before-birth session includes nutrition, physical and emotional changes, exercises, relaxation and breathing techniques, and fetal development.

Labor and delivery sessions will include progress on labor, anesthesia, birth process, technical equipment and cesarean section.

Vaginal birth after C-sections also will be discussed.

After-birth sessions will cover infant care, feeding, bathing, safety, resuscitation and mothers’ nutrition.

For more information, contact St. Luke Hospital at 620-382-2177 ext. 14 or Jan Moffitt at home in the evenings at 620-392-2345.

Zachary Brandt wins tractor pull

Zachary Brandt won the kiddie pedal-tractor pull in his age group at the McPherson County Fair in Canton.

He is the 5-year-old son of Julie Brandt of Hillsboro.

Zachary’s win at the county fair qualifies him to compete at the state fair in September.

Open house for Alma Meyer’s 90th

An open house to celebrate Alma Meyer’s 90th birthday will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 28, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Tampa.

Meyer was born July 29, 1912, in Tampa.

The event will be hosted by daughter Marlene and her husband pastor Donald Brunner, of Westfield, Wis., and son Dennis Meyer of Tampa.

Also hosting will be grandchildren and great-grandchildren Jeff and Dawn Larson, A. J. and Lindsay of Yankton, S.D.; Lori Brunner of Omaha, Neb.; Tami and Alicia Brunner of Fremont, Neb.; Joel Brunner of Bloomington, Minn.; Mark Brunner of Fremont, Neb.; and Paul Brunner of Lincoln, Neb.

Friends and relatives are invited, and the family requests no gifts.

April Kreutziger on Dean’s Honor List

April Kreutziger earned a 3.5 grade point average at Washburn University in Topeka and was named to the Dean’s Honor List for the spring semester.

Her parents are Wayne and Neva Kreutziger of rural Goessel.

GHS cheerleading fund-raiser Aug. 3

The Goessel High School 2002-03 cheerleading squad will hold a fund-raiser beginning at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3, during Goessel Threshing Days.

They will be selling pop and bottled water during the day’s events.

They will also take orders for T-shirts, which will be royal blue with white lettering on the front and left sleeve. The cost of long-sleeved shirts will be $15, and short-sleeved shirts will be $10.

For more information, call Wendy Goerzen at 620-367-2572.

Krispy Kreme orders taken by Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 129 will be distributing pre-ordered Krispy Kreme Doughnuts beginning at 7 a.m., Friday, Aug. 2, at Total Home Repair & Appliance in Hillsboro.

Doughnuts pre-ordered and pre-paid will cost $6 a dozen. Pre-ordered-only doughnuts will cost $6.50 a dozen, and payment will be accepted upon delivery.

Pre-orders of two or more dozen doughnuts will be delivered.

Doughnuts not pre-ordered may be purchased individually or by the dozen as supplies last that day.

The Lumberyard will be distributing order sheets for their contractors, who may pick up their doughnut orders at the store the morning of the event.

The purpose of the fund-raiser is to raise money to go toward the $10,000 to $12,000 needed for the troops’ 10-day hiking camp at Philmont, N.M., in 2004.

To pre-order, call Lee Clark at 620-732-2302.

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