County GOP women meeting Feb. 25

The regular meeting of the Marion County Republican Women will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, at McGillicuddy’s Restaurant in Marion.

Topics for discussion will be Kansas Day and the First District of Kansas meeting.

HMS conferences

set for Feb. 19, 20

Hillsboro Middle School parent-teacher conferences will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, and 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, Feb. 20, at the HMS gymnasium.

Card shower request

for Withiams’ 50th

A card shower is requested to honor the 50th wedding anniversary of Stanley C. and Edna Lee (Wamsley) Withiam of Newton.

The couple were married Feb. 23, 1954, at Rock Methodist Church in Rock.

After they were married, Stanley completed four years of service in the Navy. The couple lived in a number of Kansas communities, such as Canton, Goessel and Hesston.

Stanley is retired after working for 35 years in the oil fields. Edna Lee has been a homemaker and mother.

Their children are David Withiam and wife Donna and Diana Schmidt and husband Jim, all of Goessel; Bill Withiam and wife Debbie of McPherson; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Cards may be sent to the couple at 330 S. W. 12th, Newton, KS 67114.

Business consultant

in Hillsboro Feb. 24

A consultant from the Emporia State University Small Business Development Center will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce on South Main Street.

Hosted by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, the program is designed for small-business owners and individuals who want to start a business. The consulting services will be free and confidential.

The program is a community service from ESU in partnership with the United States Small Business Administration and the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing.

To make an appointment, call the SBDC at 620-341-5308. Walk-ins will be accommodated as time permits.

Lincolnville meeting

explores city grant

The Core Committee of the Lincolnville Community Building will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 4, an the Lincolnville Community Building.

The committee members are asking for input from Lincolnville residents in order to proceed with the Kan-Step Grant process to build a new community building.

The meeting agenda will include such issues as taxes, building maintenance and operations, and use of the building by the Lincolnville City Council.

Committee members are Jane Pigorsch, Dave Schneider, Anita Svoboda, Brian Owens, Gail Makovec, Glenn Carlson and John Chizek.

“At least 90 volunteers have joined the effort so far, and the committee is still looking for additional individuals who are willing to assist contractors,” Pigorsch said. To volunteer, call Pigorsch at 620-924-5746.

Members of the committee will be available to answer questions at the meeting. If unable to attend, contact one of the committee members, put suggestions in the community-building drop box or mail to P.O. Box 96, Lincolnville, KS 66858.

Mentor Study Club

to meet Feb. 23

The Mentor Study Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, in the commons at Park Village Congregate Living.

The program will be “A Mission Trip to Haiti” presented by Phil and Debbie Oelke.

The meeting will be chaired by Betty Bernhardt and hosted by Lu Janzen and Elinor Kliewer.

Roll call will be answered by “A mission work I support.”

New weekend hours in post-office lobby

The Hillsboro Post Office lobby will be locked during selected weekend hours beginning Saturday, Feb. 28.

The new weekend schedule is as follows:

n Closed from 5:15 p.m., Friday until 6:30 a.m., Saturday.

n Closed from 4 p.m. Saturday until 6:30 a.m., Monday.

If a holiday falls during the week, the post office will open at 6:30 a.m. the day after the holiday.

On Feb. 10, Postmaster Norman C. Bouwie II issued a letter stating another incident of vandalism has occurred in the lobby. Two previously reported incidents of vandalism occurred in November and December last year.

Also, three parcel-locker keys were broken off and thrown in the trash sometime during the weekend of Feb. 7-8.

For more information, call 947-3631.

Local Lions banquet

celebrates holiday

The Hillsboro Lions, spouses and special guests celebrated Valentine’s Day with a banquet on Feb. 9 at United Methodist Church in Hillsboro.

The event was planned by the Hillsboro Evening Lions, who invited the Hillsboro Noon Lions.

A meal was served by the ladies of the United Methodist Church . Entertainment was provided by Hillsboro High School Spirit-N-Celebration. The featured speaker was Jayann Schneider, District K-6 governor, of Herington.

New members Lonnie Isaac and Gregg Walker were inducted into the Hillsboro Evening Lions Club by Schneider.

Norman Craft, of the Hillsboro Noon Lions, received a Melvin Jones Fellowship given by his Lions Club. The special honor is given to a Lions member for service in the club and community.

HHS/HMS choirs

to perform Feb. 19

The Hillsboro High School and Hillsboro Middle School pre-festival choral concert will be held beginning at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in the high school auditorium.

The concert will feature the combined seventh and eighth grade middle school choir performing from 7:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

The high school mixed chorus, girls’ chorus, men’s chorus and Spirit-N-Celebration will perform beginning at 8 p.m.

The concert will be directed by Dave Clark.

The public is invited.

Red Cross schedules

blood drive March 9

The Hillsboro Red Cross blood drive will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, at the United Methodist Church in Hillsboro.

Each day, about 500 volunteer blood donors are needed for hospital patients in the American Red Cross Central Plains Region, an area that spans Kansas and northern Oklahoma.

The Red Cross needs all blood types, especially types O-positive and O-negative. Blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.

Most medications are not cause for deferral. Eating regular meals and drinking plenty of water before and after donating blood is recommended.

For more information, call 800-448-3543.

Marion library fetes

Seuss’ birthday

The Marion City Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 100th birthday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, at the library.

Planned for children ages 3 to 10, the party will include games and refreshments.

For more information and to register, call the library at 620-382-2242.

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