KU prof to present

Tabor piano recital

The public is invited to a recital by Richard Reber, professor of piano at the University of Kansas, Monday, March 1, at Tabor College.

The recital will start at 7 p.m. in the Chapel-Auditorium.

Reber, a KU music-faculty member since 1964, teaches private piano, undergraduate piano literature and doctoral seminars in performance and pedagogy.

Reber is recognized as an outstanding lecture-recitalist in the field of 20th-century piano music as well as traditional repertoire. He presents recitals, lecture-recitals and workshops throughout the United States. He recently lectured and performed in Japan.

At his performance at Tabor, Reber will present selections by J.S. Bach, Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, John Corigliano and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Quilt guild to meet

March 1 in Hillsboro

The Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 1, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

“My Life in Miniature” will be presented by Debbie Divine, well-known quilter and speaker from Salina. The program will be a motivational and humorous trunk show of selected miniatures and small wall hangings from Divine’s collection.

Guests are welcome. The cost for non-guild members to attend the presentation is $2.

Tampa 4-H club

holds meeting

The Tampa Triple T’s 4-H Club held its regular meeting Feb. 10.

The meeting was led by parents of the officers and included information about schedule changes for the upcoming Marion County Fair.

Following selected presentations, February birthdays were celebrated.

Future dates of interest were announced. County Club Day will be held on Feb. 28, and the next meeting is scheduled for March 1.

School retirees plan

March 4 meeting

The Marion County Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at noon, Thursday, March 4, at Valley United Methodist Church in Marion.

During the program,”Getting Acquainted through Family History,” each member will give a short summary of their family history.

For reservations or more information, call Betty Bernhardt at 947-2532 or Pauline Edmond at 620-382-2532.

The public is invited.

WSU announces

Dean’s List & grads

Wichita State University announces the fall Dean’s List and graduation list of local students.

Derek Allen Graham, Jordan Robert Woelk and Nicholas Ryan Bartel were named to the Dean’s List. To be named to the dean’s honor roll, students must be enrolled full-time and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average.

Jamey Lynn Dalke was listed on the fall graduation list.

Extension office

offers Walk Kansas

Registration for Walk Kansas, a health initiative offered through Kansas State Research and Extension, is available at the Marion County Extension office.

Participants register as a team, and the cost is $10 per person.

The eight-week program encourages teams of six people to walk an average of 30 minutes a day for at least five days a week. Team members, walking together or individually, pool their weekly mileage to see if they can walk the 423 miles across the state of Kansas in just eight weeks.

Those who register receive a Walk Kansas T-shirt and weekly newsletters. Registrants will also be eligible for weekly prize drawings for a Walk Kansas pedometer.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 10. Contact the extension office for a captain’s packet.

For more information, call 620-382-2325.

Edwin Winter

receives Lions award

Edwin Winter, charter member of the Durham Lions Club, received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award on Feb. 21 at the Lions District Convention in Emporia.

The Lions Club International award is presented for dedicated humanitarian services and outstanding work.

Winter has been a member of the Lions Club for 47 years and has maintained a perfect attendance record.

Hillsboro 4-H Club

prepares for 4-H day

The Hillsboro 4-H Club is preparing its members for Marion County 4-H Day on Saturday, Feb. 28, at Hillsboro Middle School.

Project talks given at the January and February meetings have included a presentation on embroidery by Amy Bartel and food demonstrations by Kyler Borg and Ashley Kemling.

To join the club, contact Hillsboro librarian Cathy Fish at 947-3827.

Florence plans

Annual Spring Fling

The Florence Labor Day Committee met Feb. 21 to plan for the Annual Spring Fling event to be held Sunday, April 4.

Free-will donations and proceeds from the event will be used to fund the three-day Labor Day celebration in September.

Attendees of the Annual Spring Fling will have the opportunity to vote in the 2004 Labor Day button contest. The winner will be announced that day and receive $50 in prize money.

The deadline for button entries is Friday, April 2, and may be given to Sue Klassen or turned in to city hall.

In honor of the 67th Labor Day celebration in Florence, $67 will be given away. Sign-up forms will in the Florence Market grocery advertisement two weeks prior to the Annual Spring Fling, and citizens will be able to sign up during the festivities.

The “Isn’t Life Just Ducky?” duck contest will feature ducks floating down the Cottonwood River, and Klassen will be in charge of that event.

Entertainment will begin at 3 p.m. The traditional meal of brats, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans and desserts will be available for a free-will donation.

The Florence Day Labor Day Committee also made plans for the first “Tour De Florence” bicycle ride to be held in May. Watch local newspapers for more information about this event.

Tampa plans Feb. 29

leap-year potluck

Tampa community residents are invited to a leap-year potluck dinner at 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 29, at the Tampa Senior Center.

Drinks will be furnished. Those attending are asked to bring their own table settings and entertainment items, such as table games and a deck of cards.

Drawings will be held for a dinner for two at Butch’s Diner and a hymnal angel. A $1 donation per chance will be used toward a fund for a telephone-activation system for the city storm siren.

The event is sponsored by the Tampa Community Association.

For more information, call 785-965-2639.

Christian band

performs in Goessel

“Eternal Ember,” a contemporary Christian band from Hesston College, will be leading the 10:45 a.m. worship service, Sunday, Feb. 29, at Goessel Mennonite Church.

Group members are Kyle Kaffman, Jon Miller, Michael Hershburger, Joel VanWingerdon and Jesse Goertzen.

Singing with the group, to help lead the worship, will be Stephanie Kautz and Kristin Yoder, both of Hesston College.

A potluck meal will follow the service.

The public is invited.

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