Farmerettes to meet Monday, April 14
The Farmerettes will meet at 2 p.m., Monday, April 14, at the home of Carol Flaming.
Aleen Ratzlaff will be the guest speaker, and she will speak about her recent trip to Malaysia.
GHS to hold basketball tourney
Goessel High School will host a four-on-four basketball tournament beginning at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, April 26.
Each team may have a maximum of eight members, and games will be played in two 18-minute halves.
The tournament will be played with a minimum of eight teams, a maximum of 12 and a guarantee of three games.
The cost is $80 per team, and each team must provide a referee for the following game or pay $10 for a referee to be provided.
Proceeds will benefit the GHS Bluebird boys’ basketball program.
Entry deadline is April 20, and checks maid payable to GHS may be mailed to Goessel High School, Box 6, 100 N. Main, Goessel, KS 67053.
For more information, call Justin Coup at 620-367-2242 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAPP schedules open house April 12
The Hillsboro High School Trojan After Prom Party committee will hold an open house from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 12, in the 4-H building at the Marion County Fairgrounds.
Interested HHS parents and members of the community are invited to see the decorations and activities involved in the TAPP themed “Fantasy Island.”
Solid-Waste Board to meet April 16
The regular meeting of the Central Kansas Regional Solid Waste Authority Board will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, at the McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility, located at 1431 17th Ave.
Board members representing Harvey, Marion and McPherson counties will be in attendance.
Agenda items will include claims and invoices, Waste Recycling and Reduction Committee report, discussion, and manager’s report.
The meeting is open to the public.
Library offers special treats April 6-12
In celebration of National Library Week-April 6-12-Hillsboro Public Library patrons will receive a special treat when they show their library card to a staff member during check-out.
Library visitors are encouraged to look at a display of both adult and juvenile fiction featuring stories about libraries or librarians.
Library hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
For more information, call the library staff during business hours at 947-3827.
Blood drive set for April 16 at CHS
Centre FFA will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, at Centre High School.
To make an appointment, call Cary Granzow at 785-983-4321 during school hours or Kristin Mueller at 785-965-7153 after school hours.
Walk-ins are welcome.
Reservoir schedules cleanup day April 26
Volunteers are needed for Marion Reservoir Cleanup Day, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 26, starting at the Corp of Engineers’ office on the east side of the dam.
Those who help will clean up trash around the reservoir. Gloves and appropriate clothing are recommended.
Volunteers can sign up for a few hours or all day by calling 620-382-2006 or 620-382-2101.
Cleanup day is sponsored by Great Plains Computers & Networking and the Marion Reservoir Army Corp of Engineers.
Meeting set for Centre summer ball
The Centre Summer Softball/Baseball Association will hold a meeting at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 13, at Centre Elementary School.
The agenda will include dividing up teams, selecting coaches and checking out equipment to coaches.
Registration forms for summer ball teams may be picked up at the Centre District Office.
For more information, call Scott Gutsch at 620-924-5278.
Centre FFA attends competition April 1
Centre FFA livestock-judging teams competed in the South Central District and Hutchinson Community College Invitation livestock-judging contest on April 1.
The freshman team of Jackie Klenda, Drew Donahue, Tad Remy and Gavin Shields competed in the intermediate division and finished third in the district competition and second in the invitational.
Jackie Klenda garnered high individual in swine and reasons, and the Centre team was high team in three of the four areas-sheep, swine and reasons.
Members of the senior team included Derek Belton, Aaron Barney, Joe Forsberg and Josh Spooner. Additional FFA members competing in events were Joseph Stroda, Nick McCafferty, Jenny McCafferty and Tim Baker.
County health fair set for April 26
The Marion County Health Fair-On Target to Good Health- is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at Tabor College Recreation Center.
The fair is co-sponsored by Hillsboro Community Medical Center and St. Luke Hospital.
Departments from both facilities, other businesses and organizations will staff more than 25 booths. Each booth will offer free or reduced-price services and items, and health and wellness information.
Valentin Tandoc, urologist, will offer prostate screenings for men over 40 at the health fair. To schedule an appointment, call 947-3114.
Wilmar Rodriguez, urologist, will offer the screenings at St. Luke Hospital on May 6. To schedule an appointment, call 620-382-2177.
Prostatic Specific Antigens must be completed by April 16 and results will not be mailed.
Friends of Canton extend an invitation
The newly formed Friends of Canton extend an invitation to join their group and meet at 7 p.m., the fourth Monday of each month, at Cheryl’s Cafe in Canton.
Friends of Canton is a 501 (c) (3) organization working to keep the Canton business community thriving, promote city pride and make beautification of the community a top priority.
Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings and offer input.
Homecare & Hospice sets training dates
Central Homecare & Hospice Inc. has re-scheduled the hospice volunteer-training program.
The program will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12, and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday, April 14.
Pre-registration is scheduled for April 9, and there is no fee or obligation. Anyone interested in taking the training should call Donna E. Becker at 316-283-8220 or 800-301-9499.
KMMC season starts on April 13
The Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus will open its 34th season with its first concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 13, at the Yost Center on the Hesston College campus.
A second concert will be offered at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 27, at Presser Hall on the Bethany College campus in Lindsborg.
Under the direction of Ron Garber, more than 300 boys and men from 10 to 96 perform in the group, which has members from Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
An offering will be taken at the concerts to alleviate world hunger through the Mennonite Central Committee.
The public is invited.
Burns Women’s Fair to be held April 12
The Burns Women’s Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at the new Burns Community Center.
Admission is free.
Participants, such as Homemade Gourmet, At Home America, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Party Lite and Weekenders, will have booths set up.
Booths are still available.
For more information, call Barb Stuhlsatz at 620-726-5603.
HMB Church offers Easter musical
Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church will offer an Easter musical titled “The Love of Jesus” to be presented in two parts on Sunday, April 13 and 20, at the church.
The musical is an unveiling of the message of the Gospel.
The public is invited.