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.

Beginning April 11 and continuing through Friday, April 16, the decorating is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 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.

Contest & meeting

in Tampa this month

The Tampa Community Association announces two activities on the schedule this month.

A Mother’s Day contest is sponsored by the community association. Tampa-area children can enter by writing a poem or essay about their mother. Entrants are divided in groups kindergarten through third grades and fourth through sixth grades.

Send entries to the following address: Mother’s Day Contest, P.O. Box 12, Tampa, KS 67483.

The child’s name and grade should be included, and the entries must be postmarked on the envelope by April 28.

The prize for the winning child in each category is a dinner at Butch’s Diner for the child and mother.

Tampa Community Association announces a meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, at the Tampa Senior Center. The agenda will include fund-raising, holiday plans and the Santa Fe Trail Fest.

The association invites community members to attend and offer ideas.

First Baptist Church

supper April 17

The First Baptist Church Chicken & Noodle Mashed Potato Supper will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, April 17, at the church, located at Third and Vine streets in Peabody.

The menu includes chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, Jell-O salad, pie, tea and coffee.

The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under and $8 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, call the church at 620-983-2296 or 620-983-2512.

The public is invited.

MCSEC board

to meet April 19

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will meet for its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, April 19, in the MCSEC conference room at 302 W. Eighth in Florence.

Registration set for HRC gymnastics

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission is sponsoring Session No. 4 of the recreational-gymnastics program for children 4 years old through the sixth grade.

The class schedule is Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29, and Friday, July 30.

Under instructor Cheri Marsh, classes will be held in the west room of Hillsboro City Hall. Participants are asked to enter through the main lobby near the rest room/library.

Proper dress for boys includes running pants, shorts and sweats. Proper attire for girls is the same as above with the addition of leotards if available. Long hair will need to be pulled back.

The class size is limited to 10 children. The fee is $34 for the first child, $27 for the second child and $80 for three or more children from the same family.

Registration is due by April 30, and checks should be made payable to: Cheri Marsh.

For more information, call Marsh at 947-3415.

Card shower request

for Ringerings’ 97th

A card shower is requested for Elizabeth Ann Ringering of Hillsboro, who will celebrate her 97th birthday on Monday, April 19.

Friends and relatives may honor her by sending cards to the following address: 701 S. Main, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Durst to perform

benefit concert

James Durst, “Songs for a Small Planet,” will perform in a benefit concert at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church near Goessel.

Proceeds from the program will benefit Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, and a free-will offering will be taken.

Durst has performed for audiences of all ages in 44 countries. With spirited and humorous presentations, Durst offers a guitar and vocal performances appropriate for adults and children.

Durst’s compact discs will be for sale after the concert.

The public is invited.

HHS promenade

set for April 17

The promenade held prior to the Hillsboro High School prom will begin at 6:45 p.m., Saturday, April 17, in front of the middle school building.

For more information, call 947-3297. The public is invited.

Fund-raiser set for

Drew Knolla, Marion

A benefit fund-raiser will be held on Tuesday, April 20, for Drew Knolla, a fourth-grade student at Marion Elementary School.

Ice cream and sundaes will be available after the vocal concert featuring students in kindergarten through third grades at the elementary school.

Donations will be accepted toward medical costs incurred by Knolla, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

A program that evening will also include a demonstration of Bal-A-Vis-X and Jazzy Jumpers.

For more information, call Beth Shobert at 947-0156 or 620-382-3771.

CHS plant sale

April 17 at school

The Centre High School horticulture class will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 17, in the CHS greenhouse.

The varieties of plants available include begonia, coleus, dusty miller, geranium, impatiens, marigold, pansy, petunia, vinca, spike, pepper, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and tomato.

For more information, call Gaea Wimmer during school hours at 785-983-4321.

City cleanup week

set for April 26-30

Hillsboro’s Annual Spring Clean-Up will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 26 through April 30.

Items should be at curbside by 8 a.m., and the city is not accepting appointments.

During cleanup week, the city tree dump will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for tree branches. Grass clippings, shrubs, leaves, dead flowers and corn stalks should be taken to the compost site.

Participants are asked to pay for appliance and tire disposal in advance.

For more information, call Hillsboro City Hall at 947-3162.

Recognition week for county dispatchers

Marion County Emergency Communications honors the men and women who serve as public-safety dispatchers by observing National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, which began April 11 and will run through April 17.

Those recognized are Marvena Cheever, Jenny Creamer, Linda Klenda, Loretta Klose, Sandy Mille and Kenneth Newell.

“These individuals help save countless lives by responding to emergency calls, dispatching emergency professionals and equipment and providing moral support to citizens in distress,” said director Michele Abbott-Becker.

“By officially recognizing these public-safety-telecommunications professionals, Marion County Communications hopes to awaken public awareness and promote much-needed education regarding important public-safety issues and legislation.”

Hillsboro UM Church

holds hog roast

Hillsboro United Methodist Church announces its ninth-annual hog roast to be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, April 23, at 905 E. D St.

Sponsored by Hillsboro United Methodist Men’s Fellowship, the event will feature a roast-pork meal with all the trimmings.

Free-will donations will support projects within the church and the Hillsboro community.

For meal delivery, call 947-5643.

The public is invited.

Open house honors

Harvey Peters’ 80th

The family of Harvey Peters of Hillsboro will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 24, in the Scout House at Hillsboro Memorial Park.

The public is invited.

CHS FFA blood drive

set for April 26

A Red Cross blood drive will be hosted by Centre High School FFA from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, April 26, in the CHS gymnasium.

Appointments are preferred and can be made by calling Shaina Makovec at 785-965-2283 in the evenings, or call Gaea Wimmer or Cary Granzow at 785-983-4321 during school hours.

The Red Cross needs all blood types, especially types O-positive and O-negative. O-positive is the most common blood type and in the greatest demand. O-negative, the universal blood type, can be transfused to almost anyone in the event of a trauma.

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.

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