TAPP requests help

decorating for party

The Trojan After Prom Party committee is asking junior and senior parents to participate in the decoration of the fair-grounds fair barn for the Hillsboro High School “Hollywood Nights” party to be held Saturday, April 17.

The decorating will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Friday, April 11 to April 16. The committee is requesting help with cleanup on April 18. Lunch will be provided.

It will be “greatly appreciated, that all junior and senior parents help with the decorating to make it a memorable experience for the children,” organizers said.

The public is invited to view the “Hollywood Nights” scene, after promenade, from about 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Mennonite chorus

performs April 11, 25

The Kansas Mennonite’s Men’s Chorus will perform at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 11, at Century II Concert Hall in Wichita and April 25, in Presser Hall at Bethany College in Lindsborg.

Under director Ron Garber, 300 men will sing from a wide selection of choral literature.

Free-will offerings will be taken to help alleviate world hunger through the Mennonite Central Committee.

KVC motorcycle ride

fund-raiser April 24

The second annual Kaw Valley Center Motorcycle Ride for Kids will begin with registration at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 24, in Marion.

The event will include a poker run with $100 awarded for the best hand. The first hand is $10, and each additional hand is $5.

The last cycle will go out at noon, the auction starts at 12:30 p.m., and the best hand shows at 2 p.m. Participants are invited to enjoy a barbecue, children’s activities, a drawing and vendors.

Proceeds will go toward foster children’s extra needs.

For more information about the ride, call 316-618-5437.

Maxwell refuge

celebrates Earth Day

Earth Day will be celebrated beginning at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 22, and Saturday, April 24, at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge located north of Canton.

The day will begin with a tour of the prairie land scheduled to be burned in mid-April and will be followed with the video “Seasons of the Prairie” showing at the tour center.

In upcoming events and news, the refuge has purchased a large tepee to be raised in May. The tepee will be on display until fall and used in educational programs. Plans are underway for the Prairie Days event to be held June 5, 6.

For more information or reservations for tours, call 620-628-4455.

Parkview MB Church

holds Easter services

Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church will hold special Easter services on Sunday, April 11, at the church, located at 610 S. Main, Hillsboro.

The schedule is as follows: 8 a.m., sunrose service; 9 a.m., Sunday school; and 10 a.m., worship service.

The church also announces that Sunday School is scheduled for 9 a.m. and worship 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 18 and 25, in the activity center.

The public is invited.

Reservoir cleanup

set for April 17

The second-annual Marion Reservoir Clean-up Day is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 17.

Volunteers are needed to pick up trash and improve the condition of the reservoir as a valuable resource.

Developed areas of the reservoir are used for recreation, such as boating and fishing. This man-made waterway is also home to wildlife refuges lying directly in the central North American flyway.

Volunteers will meet at the Corps of Engineers Office on the west side of the dam. Dress appropriately, and gloves are recommended.

The event is sponsored by Great Plains Computers & Networking and the Marion Reservoir Army Corps of Engineers.

For more information or to volunteer all day or just a few hours, call 620-382-2101.

Area sponsors offer

ag scholarship

An Agriculture Future of America Scholarship for one graduating senior in Marion County is being offered by Cooperative Grain & Supply, Midlands Farm Services Inc. and Central National Bank.

The scholarship of $3,700 will be awarded to a graduating senior who is from Marion, Canton-Galva or Hillsboro high schools and is planning to major in the field of agriculture.

Any student from a Marion County high school whose parent is a member, customer or employee of the sponsors is eligible for the scholarship.

Application forms may be picked up at the high schools, CG&S locations or at Central National Bank in Durham, Hillsboro or Marion.

Boy Scout Troop 129

hosts soup/pie meal

Boy Scout Troop 129 of Hillsboro, Lehigh and Durham will host an annual soup, chili and pie supper from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 24, at the American Legion Post 366 banquet hall.

The event will feature all-you-can-eat soup and chili. The cost is $5 per person.

Tickets are available from a Boy Scout or at the door. Proceeds benefit the values that the Boy Scout program promotes.

The public is invited.

Hillsboro UM Church

offers Easter cantata

The Chancel Choir of Hillsboro United Methodist Church will present the Easter cantata “You Are The Christ” at the 10:30 a.m. worship service, Sunday, April 11.

The program is under the direction of Allen Ediger and will be narrated by Tabor College professor Bruce Anthony as Peter.

The cantata is a powerful message of Christ’s death and resurrection, organizers said.

The public is invited.

Cotton production

meeting April 13

A farmer informational meeting on cotton production will be held at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 13, at Sharon’s Corner Kitchen on Walnut Street, Peabody.

Discussion will include cotton production in general and an open question-and-answer period.

Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited.

Farmerettes to meet

Monday, April 12

The Farmerettes will meet at 2 p.m., Monday, April 12, at the home of Irma Koop.

Mildred Karnowski will speak on the early days of Hillsboro, and roll call will be an early memory of the community.

Easter-egg hunt

April 10, Florence

The Florence Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 10, at Grandview Park.

Some eggs will contain special prizes donated by local merchants.

KFRW spring meeting to be held April 17

The first-district spring meeting of the Kansas Federation of Republican Women will be held Saturday, April 17, at Kingfisher’s Inn, located at Marion County Park and Lake.

The day’s schedule is as follows:

n 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.-registration, coffee and refreshments.

n 9:30 a.m. to noon-meeting.

n noon-luncheon.

Keynote-speaker will be Bette Lessen, KFRW president.

The cost is $12 per person, and reservations must be made by April 13. To make reservations, call Jeannine Bateman at 620-382-2004.

The public is invited.

Concert choir/band

to perform at Tabor

A concert choir and band will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 15, in the Tabor College gymnasium.

The concert choir and band, from the Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is on an 11-day tour of the United States and will make a stop in Hillsboro to perform. The group will also perform at the Mennonite Central Committee Sale on April 16 in Hutchinson.

The choir and band will offer a wide variety of music, such as jazz, spirituals, folk, contemporary and classic literature.

A free-will offering will be taken to support the work of the MCC. The public is invited.

Area reaches out

to aid Ramona couple

Donations are being accepted to help Ramona residents Maurice and Margie Stroda, who recently lost their home and belongings in a fire.

Household-goods donations may be brought to the dining room at St. John Nepomucene Church of Holy Family Parish in Pilsen.

A memorial checking account has been established in their names at the Pilsen State Bank if donors wish to make monetary contributions to help the couple.

For more information, call Terry Klenda at 620-924-5244.

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