American Legion to set grave markers
Hillsboro American Legion Post 366 will be placing veterans’ grave markers at the bases of monuments at local cemeteries.
If any relatives have objections to this project, they should contact the American Legion located at 405 S. Floral Drive, Hillsboro, KS 67063 or call 947-3624.
Prairie View offers national speakers
The Prairie View Food for Thought series will feature national speakers Bob New and Kathleen Rich-New from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, at the Tabor College Wohlgemuth Music Education Center.
The couple will present the program titled “Gee, How You’ve Changed Since I’ve Changed.”
The national consulting team spent 25 years in the corporate world before founding Clarity Works!, a firm that focuses on helping people transform their lives.
Their presentation will feature a four-step process for positive behavioral changes-discovery, dream, design and destiny.
The team’s approach will be tailored to individuals and businesses.
Reservation deadline is noon, Friday, May 2.
The $12.50 registration fee includes a meal.
For more information or to register, call 800-362-0180, ext. 6412, or visit Prairie View on line at www.prairieview.org.
Quilt guild to meet May 5 in Hillsboro
The Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 5, at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church.
Ethel Abrahams of Newton will present the program “19th and 20th Century Doll Quilts and Their Beds.” She will exhibit a choice collection of homemade doll beds, commercial collapsible beds, miniature model beds and an assortment of doll quilts for each one.
Visitors are welcome.
May 5 to 9 marks SAFE KIDS week
The Marion County Health Department will celebrate National SAFE KIDS Week from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, May 5 to May 9, at the health department in Marion.
All children and their parents are invited to participate in the following incentives and activities:
A new shipment of bicycle helmets in various sizes and new colors will be offered at a reduced cost of $7 each.
Information and activity books in all areas of safety will be available for children and their parents.
Everyone visiting the health department will be eligible for prize drawings.
Alco Discount Store has donated a bicycle for one of the prize drawings. The Kiwanis Club of Marion and the Marion County attorney’s office have donated funds for two additional bicycles given away as grand prizes.
“Our goal is to help keep kids informed and keep our children safe,” said Sondra Mayfield, coordinator for the Marion County SAFE KIDS chapter of the health department.
For more information, call 620-382-2550.
Goesselites playing at sampler festival
The Brothers & Sisters, a family bluegrass gospel group from Goessel, will be among the participants at this year’s Kansas Sampler Festival in Independence.
More than 150 Kansas communities will be part of the event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 3, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 4, in Riverside Park.
In its 14th year, the sampler festival offers a sampling of what there is to see, do, hear, learn, buy and taste in Kansas.
Exhibitors will tell about their historic sites, restaurants, art, specialty shops, recreational opportunities, natural landmarks, architectural stand-outs, events and ethnic flavor. Their stories will be told with travel exhibits, entertainment, character portrayals, food booths, art demonstrations and period costumes.
The event is expected to draw 7,000 to 9,000 people. It is a project of the Kansas Sampler Foundation and changes locations every two years.
This is the second year the festival has been in Independence. It will be in Newton in 2004 and 2005.
Admission to the festival is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 7 to 14.
A schedule, list of exhibitors and directions are accessible at www.kansassamplerfestival.com or by calling 800-882-3606.
Card shower request to honor Pankratz
A card shower is requested for Lydia (Meier) Pankratz to honor her 80th birthday on Sunday.
She was born in Germany on May 4, 1923. In 1951, she married Elmer Pankratz, who died in 1999.
Her children are Linda Wiese of Chugiak, Alaska, Larry Pankratz of Salina and Mark Pankratz of Hillsboro. She has five grandchildren.
Cards may be sent to her at 218 N. Adams, Hillsboro, KS 67063.
Instrument of Praise to perform May 4
The Instrument of Praise will present a concert at 7 p.m., Sunday, May 4, at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro.
The program will feature hymns and spirituals arranged in the big-band style of the 1940s and 1950s.
Under the direction of Brian Morgan, group members come from Hillsboro, McPherson, Peabody, Hutchinson, Anthony and Wichita.
The public is invited.
Photo workshop set for May 16-18
A Weekend Photo Workshop will be held Friday through Sunday, May 16 to May 18, in Marion.
The event is being organized by photographers Gerald Wiens of Marion and Jim Griggs of McPherson.
The cost is $100 per person, and a $25 deposit is required.
The workshop will meet Friday evening for an introduction and slide program. Saturday and Sunday will include photography in the field and programs.
The event is designed as an opportunity to learn the creative mastery needed to translate the photographer’s vision onto the chosen medium.
Space is limited to 16 photographers.
For more information or to sign up, contact Wiens at 620-382-3754.
HHS, HMS to hold Fine Arts Festival
The Hillsboro high school and middle school Fine Arts Festival will be begin at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 15, at the high school.
The schedule of events is as follows:
Art exhibit, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the commons.
Middle-school vocal, 6:30 p.m., in the gymnasium.
Sixth-grade band, 7 p.m., in the gymnasium.
Middle-school band, 7:20 p.m., in the gymnasium.
High-school band, 7:50 p.m., in the gymnasium.
High-school vocal, 8:20 p.m., in the auditorium.
The public is invited.
HES fifth graders offer musical May 2
The fifth-grade students at Hillsboro Elementary School will present a musical program at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 2, at the Hillsboro High School auditorium.
The three HES fifth-grade classes will participate in the program titled “The Wizard of Oz.”
Shirley Baltzer, HES music teacher, will direct the musical.
The public is invited.
Grant writers meet May 5 for workshop
The Flint Hills Grant Center will sponsor a Grant Writer’s Network workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, May 5, at the Flint Hills Community Church in Cottonwood Falls.
The program is free, and refreshments will be served.
Workshops are scheduled to meet the first Monday of every month to improve grant-writing skills, exchange information and offer support for those interested in raising money to benefit their communities.
The Flint Hills Grant Center is a project of the Flint Hills Resource Conservation and Development Council serving Marion, Chase, Lyons, Morris, Greenwood and Butler counties.
For more information, call Emily Hunter, grant-center coordinator, at 620-273-6321.
Soyez to be honored at reception May 1
A reception for Ryan Soyez will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, May 1, in the Emil Kym Art Gallery at Goessel High School.
Soyez, a junior at GHS, has a one-man art exhibit on display at the gallery.
The public is invited to attend the reception.
Barbecue & concert to be held at GHS
The Goessel High School music department will hold its annual Community Barbecue and Spring Concert on Thursday, May 8, at the school.
The barbecue will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria, and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.
A free-will donation will be taken. Proceeds will be used to raise money for a trip the GHS music department plans to take to the Cavalcade of Music Festival May 9 through May 11 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The barbecue will offer 1/3 pound pork burgers donated by the GHS Booster Club, and area businesses also donated to the event.
Directed by Bud Meisel and student-teacher Jarri Tolle, the concert will open with a presentation by the Goessel Elementary School band followed by the junior-high band.
The high-school band will join the junior-high band for one number, perform their contest literature and end the concert with lighter-music selections.
The junior-high choir will offer their contest songs. The high-school choir will join them for two selections.
The program will continue with Men’s Glee, Women’s Glee and Elbiata Singers. The high-school choir will end the program with selections from contest. The choirs will be under the direction of Greg Bontrager and student-teacher Karenza Krocker.
The pubic is invited.