Museum program to focus on barn tales

Joyce Thierer of Admire will present “Stories from the Barn” at Goessel’s Mennonite Heritage Museum, Saturday, Oct. 11.

The public is invited to a borscht supper between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Prep School on the museum grounds, then share barn stories from the past.

Thierer specializes in the history of the American West, with an emphasis on the lives of rural women in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The borscht supper is a fund-raiser for the Mennonite Heritage Museum; donations will be accepted. The free program will start at 7 p.m. and is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council.

For more information about these activities, contact museum personnel at 200 N. Poplar, Goessel, KS 67053; 620-367-8200; or mhmuseum@futureks.net.

‘Chat and Dine’ set

for Saturday p.m.

Marion County Lake residents will hold a “Chat and Dine” cookout at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, at the south-lake hall.

A hayrack ride will follow the cookout.

Event hosts request that those attending bring appropriate pot-luck side dishes.

The agenda will include distribution of the new lake directories, plans for the final “Chat and Dine” gathering in November and sign-up for volunteers to host next year.

Dyar appointed to Mulvane church

The Kansas Christian Church of Mulvane has announced the appointment of Bill Dyar as senior pastor.

Dyar served the Florence and Aulne United Methodist churches from 2000 to 2003 and was formally at the Kiowa United Methodist Church from 1996 to 2000.

Dyar also served as president of the Florence Chamber of Commerce, chair of the Florence Housing Authority and has been active in Florence Labor Day activities.

Volleyball clinic has Oct. 10 sign-up end

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission is offering an instructional volleyball clinic for boys and girls in grades 3 through 6 beginning Tuesday, Oct. 21, through Friday, Oct. 25

The camp will take place in the Hillsboro Middle School gymnasium each day from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Stephanie Sinclair, HMS volleyball coach, will conduct the clinic along with assistant coaches and players.

The emphasis of the program will be learning the proper skills for serving, setting, passing and spiking. All participants will report at the same time but will be grouped by instructors.

Enrollment is limited to the first 40 paid participants. Deadline for paid registration is 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10.

For more information, call the HRC at 947-3490.

Quilt guild to meet

Oct. 6 in Hillsboro

The Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

This will be an organizational meeting to plan “Quilts of Many Colors, ” the club’s next quilt show scheduled for Oct. 18.

Members are asked to bring quilt-description sheets, auction items and quilt-show store items.

Oasis to host

open house Oct. 10

Oasis School will host an open house from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, at the school, located at Seventh and Doyle streets in Florence.

The public is invited to tour the building, meet the staff and learn more about the Oasis program.

Visitors are asked to enter through the north door of the Oasis building.

For more information, call 620-878-4720.

Square dancing

Fall Frolic in Hesston

The Shoe Scuffers of Hesston will hold a Fall Frolic and introduction to square dancing from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, 11 and 18, in the cafeteria at Hesston Elementary School.

Lunch will be provided, and the cost is $5 per person per session.

No previous experience is required to participate.

For more information, call Allen Hahn at 620-327-2231.

Peabody church to

host buffet Oct. 11

Peabody Christian Church will host its annual Mexican Buffet from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at the church located at Division and Sycamore streets in Peabody.

Free-will donations will be accepted for the buffet, which includes a drink and dessert.

The public is invited.

Octoberfest set for

Oct. 4 in Lincolnville

The Lincolnville Octoberfest will be held from 7 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, Oct. 4.

The festival begins with a pancake feed at 7 a.m. sponsored by the Pilsen State Bank. A free-will donation will be taken, and proceeds will benefit the Lincolnville Fire Department.

The pancake feed will be followed by a fishing tournament, parade, carnival, musical entertainment, crafts prizes and more.

The fishing tournament will be held at the Chizek’s Tire & Farm Supply stock pond. The fishing event is free for children ages 5 to 16. Prizes will be awarded to each age division.

A dance featuring the Sunn Dogs will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight in the tent in the park. Admission to the dance is $5 per person.

The public is invited.

For more information, call Karen at 620-924-5726 or Anita at 620-924-5298.

Recognition dinner

honors Stucky

A recognition dinner honoring Harley J. Stucky is planned for 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Red Coach Inn in Newton.

The program will include memories and tributes about Stucky’s contributions in education, history, church and community.

Stucky has been a farmer, educator, churchman, author and spokesman for reform and benevolent causes. He has actively promoted projects for historical preservation.

He taught history in such institutions as Bethel College, Bethany College and Central State University. He was vice president of academic affairs at Friends University in Wichita and served as president of the Kansas Wheat Growers Association.

The public is invited.

If planning to attend the dinner, call Ralph and Evelyn Lehman at 316-284-2641 or Delbert and Julaine Goering at 620-345-2844. The cost of the meal is $11 at the door.

Cooley-family music in Peabody Oct. 4

The gospel-music program “A Time for Refreshing” will by presented by the Haskell Cooley Family at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, at Peabody Christian Church.

Haskell and JoLee Cooley of Wichita offer vocal and instrumental music in an easy-listening style for all ages.

Haskell has been nominated for Grammy Awards by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, and the couple have received awards from the Great Plains Gospel Singing Association.

The Haskells have written such songs as “I’ll Sail Away Home,” “Gonna Shout All Over Heaven and “Singing Easy.”

The public is invited.

City garage sale set for Ramona Oct. 4

Ramona will hold a city-wide garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4.

The event is coordinated by Jeannie Weber, a member of the Ramona City Council. She will hand out garage-sale maps on Main Street indicating all the sale locations.

Scouts schedule

‘Scouting for Food’

The area Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will hold their annual “Scouting for Food” drive on Saturday, Oct. 9 in Hillsboro and Lehigh.

On that day, organizers will leave plastic bags on front doors throughout the two cities. Citizens are asked to fill the bags with non-perishable food.

Scouts will collect the food on Saturday, Oct. 11. Those donating food are asked to make sure the bags are out on their doorsteps by 9 a.m. that day so the Scouts can pick them up.

The food will go to the food pantry at Main Street Ministries in Hillsboro.

Hope Valley school holds open house

Hope Valley Christian School of Hillsboro will host an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5, at the school, located at the intersection of 190th and Holly.

The school house has recently completed a remodeling project.

The public is invited.

Aulne church offers program Oct. 4

The Aulne Men’s Quartet, Aulne Women’s Quartet and Julie Nelson will present a program at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, at Aulne Methodist Church, located at the corner of Pawnee and 140th in rural Marion.

Members of the men’s quartet are Lyle Leppke, Rod Just, Kevin Fruechting and Mike Fruechting. Women’s quartet members are Dawn Hett, Tami Williams, Brenda Riggs and Lynn Just.

The public is invited.

Veterans’ service rep to visit Oct. 7, 21

Richard Haywood, veterans’ service representative for the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs, is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 21, at the Marion County Health Department.

Any veteran, their dependents or survivors, who have received an Eligibility-Verification Report form 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.

Life Chain Sunday scheduled for Oct. 5

Life Chain Sunday is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5, at two locations.

The locations for the chain are the intersections of U.S. Highway 56 and Nighthawk at the Canada corner, and U.S. Highways 77 and 50 at Florence.

Participants choosing the Florence location will meet at 1:45 p.m. at the roadside park in Florence.

The public is invited.

HHS tailgate party planned for Oct. 3

In celebration of the Hillsboro High School homecoming, a tailgate party will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, at Reimer Field, located at Tabor College.

The tailgate party is scheduled to take place prior to the Hillsboro/Ellsworth football game.

The cost of a hamburger will be $2.50, and a hamburger meal with chips and drink will be $3.50.

Proceeds will benefit the Trojan After Prom Party.

The public is invited.

CHS homecoming set for Friday’s game

The Centre High School homecoming ceremony will begin at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, prior to the Centre/Hope football game.

Fall homecoming candidates are Todd Stahlecker, Eric Peterson, Travis Burns, Aaron Barney, Raschelle Jirak, Andrea Carlson, Amanda Kleiber and Trichia Pauls.

Ten young helpers chosen from the kindergarten class are Valery Kranny, Kirsten Hansen, Halley Rudolph, Tyler Bense, Hanna Hemmer, Nathaniel Engler, Adam Makovec, Daniel Rudolph, Jacob Matz and James Mercer.

The homecoming dance will begin after the football game, and Steve Siefert will be in charge of the music for the evening.

County 4-H club to hold fun show

The Marion County-Wide 4-H Horse Project Fall Fun Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Hillsboro Rodeo Arena.

Registration will begin at 4 p.m. The Lead-Line Class will start at 5 p.m., and Walk-Trot and Advanced will begin at 6 p.m.

The cost for participants is $7 for an individual, $10 per family and 50 cents per event. Admission is free.

Classes will be determined by age and ability. Prizes will be awarded, and concessions will be available.

The public is invited.

Florence Pride plans meeting & supper

Florence Pride will hold an organizational meeting and chili supper beginning at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Florence American Legion.

The chili supper will be free and held outside. Participants are asked to bring lawn chairs.

People who live, work, shop or worship in Florence are encouraged to attend.

Friends of MCC to meet Oct. 9

The Kansas Friends of the Mennonite Central Committee will meet on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the First Mennonite Church in Newton.

Coffee and rolls will be served at 9:30 a.m., and the program will begin at 10 a.m. The main speaker and reports will be presented in the morning, and workshops will be held in the afternoon.

A free-will offering will be taken for MCC, and MCC Aids kits will be collected.

Brenda Wagner, from the Akron MCC office, will share information about her work with Aids and the Generations at Risk program.

Other speakers scheduled are Karen Kaufman Wall, Grettel Vargas Kuhns, Rose Wiebe Haury and Mary Beth Goering.

Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided, and a nursery will be available.

All Kansas Mennonites and others interested in MCC are invited to attend the meeting.

Fried-chicken supper in Burdick on Oct. 8

A pan-fried chicken supper will be held at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Hebron Lutheran Church in Burdick.

The church is located 11/2 miles west of Burdick, or 5 miles east of Lost Springs and then 1/2 mile north.

The cost will be $6 per person for adults and $3 for children.

The public is invited.

Tampa Tripple T’s elect officers

Tampa Tripple T’s met Sept. 14 and held an election of officers.

The election results were as follows: Aaron Barney, president; Laura Klenda, vice president; Alisha Barney, secretary; Jessica Deines, reporter; Kevin Mueller, treasurer; Andrea Kleiber, songs and recreation; and Gloria Belton, historian.

Also elected were Kristine Jirak, junior president; Nathan Barney, junior vice president; Amy Hajek, junior secretary, Alex Hajek, junior reporter; Julie Rzhia, junior treasurer and Shelby Deines, junior songs and recreation.

Members chosen as council representatives were Jackie Klenda and Amanda Kleiber.

Fair money and enrollment forms were handed out. After the meeting was adjourned, members were served refreshments by the families of Jesse Brunner, Ed Belton and Terry Deines.

Cedar Point church has new pastor

Pastor Eldon W. Cox was appointed new pastor for Cedar Point Community Church on Sept. 28.

Cox and wife Gayle were formerly with Homestead Friends Church from 1973 to 1980. The couple’s children are Kim, Kris and Karmen.

Evening MOPS to meet Oct. 7

Evening Mothers of Preschoolers will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the basement of Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro.

The guest speaker will be Ben Steketee, Hillsboro fire chief, who will bring the fire-department mascot to discuss fire safety with the children.

Refreshements will be served, and those attending will participate in making an October craft.

New mothers are welcome to attend free of charge for their first visit. Childcare is provided for mothers who attend the sessions.

For more information, call Sherry Soyez at 620-382-2861.

Goessel boosters

host tailgate meal

The Goessel Booster Club will host a tailgate meal beginning at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, at the Goessel/Burrton football game.

The menu will include brisket, cheesy potatoes, beans and bread. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.

The public is invited.

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