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 can be purchased at the door. Proceeds benefit the values that the Boy Scout program promote.

The public is invited.

Women’s fair series

April 17 in Peabody

The Peabody Main Street Association announces the next “How Does Your Garden Grow?” series to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 17, at the Peabody Senior Center.

All women who enjoy great food, learning and laughter are invited to attend this women’s fair series titled “Hyacinths, Hats & Honey.”

The retreat includes several presentations on honey production in Marion County, trends in accessories, how to start a Red Hat Society, local stories of Peabody’s past and a presentation by the California Sisters of Ramona.

Participants are encouraged to wear a favorite hat. Prizes will be given for the most humorous, elegant, colorful, creative and unusual hats.

The cost for the event is $12 per person and includes a luncheon; free childcare will be available for those attending; one free $5 Peabody Bucks Gift Certificate will be given to every participant; and door prizes will be awarded.

Participants are asked to register in advance because space is limited.

Proceeds from the event benefit downtown promotion projects of Peabody Main Street Association, a non-profit organization.

For more information , call Joanna Brazil during the day at 620-983-2174, during the evening at 620-983-9251, or call Peggy Radisewitz-Weir at 620-983-2353. Brazil can also be reached by e-mail at pmsa@peabodyks.com.

Live music/dancing

in Pilsen April 24

Dance to the music of the Mark Vyhlidal Orchestra from 9 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 24, at the Pilsen Community Center.

The cost is $8 per person and $15 per couple to enjoy dancing to polkas, waltzes and modern music.

The public is invited.

Florence to host

40-mile bike ride

The Florence Labor Day Committee will host a 40-mile mountain-bike ride through the Flint Hills on Sunday, May 2.

Pre-registration is required by April 23. Riders will receive a T-shirt and “Support and Guidance.”

The event will include a five-mile family fun ride with a mini SAG stop. T-shirts for that event will be optional but should be ordered in advance in conjunction with pre-registration.

For more information or to pick up a registration form, visit McMinns Bike Shop in Hillsboro or call 620-878-4447 or 620-878-4724.

Goessel seniors plan

breakfast fund-raiser

The Goessel Senior Center will serve a community breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 24, at the Senior Center.

The event is scheduled as a fund-raiser for the center. Cost of the meal is by free-will donation.

The menu will be a farmer’s country breakfast with muffins, juice and coffee.

Everyone is welcome.

All Activities Banquet honors HHS students

The annual Hillsboro High School “All Activities Banquet” will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, May 3, at the Tabor College cafeteria.

The banquet will honor USD 410 high school students, coaches and directors participating in all activities.

Tickets are $7.50 per person and may be purchased at the HHS office, Central National Bank of Hillsboro, Emprise Bank of Hillsboro and G & R Implement Co. in Durham.

The banquet is sponsored by the Hillsboro and Durham Lions and the Hillsboro Kiwanis clubs.

For more information, call the HHS office at 947-3991.

Music of Brad White

in Marion April 25

The music ministry of Brad White will be presented at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday, April 25, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 229 Walnut St., Marion.

Sharing his vocal, saxophone and piano artistry with the area, White will feature a wide variety of Christian music-from hymns to southern-gospel quartet to praise and worship.

White’s ministry has included all 50 states, the 10 Canadian provinces and 25 countries.

Pastor Bill Sherfy extends an invitation to the public to attend.

Goering to perform

WSU recital May 4

Soprano Courtney Goering will perform her Senior Voice Recital at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, in Weidemann Hall at Wichita State University.

Goering graduated from Marion High School in 1997 and is a voice major at WSU.

The recital is open to the public, and there is no admission charge.

Library book sale

April 30 & May 1

The Hillsboro Public Library will hold its first Spring Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 30, and from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 1.

The library will offer a large selection of adult-fiction titles recently weeded from the library collection and other books donated by the community. Patrons are encouraged to look for a treasured classic.

Proceeds from the sale will help fund a reading-area expansion in the south-window area of the library. Remodeling of the children’s area is also being planned.

The book sale follows National Library Week held April 18 through April 24. The local library will give a small gift to each family checking out books during that week.

For more information, call 947-3607.

King’s Daughters

to meet April 27

King’s Daughters ladies group of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, in the new addition of the church.

Betty Oursler will host the program, and Rhonda Hett will bring the lesson.

The organization invites any woman who desires Christian fellowship.

Mentor Study Club

to meet April 28

The Mentor Study Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, at Country Haven Inn in Hillsboro.

The chair for the meeting is Marilyn Jost, and hostesses are Jost and Anne Driver.

The program will be a tour by the motel staff, and roll call will be answered by “A Motel Experience I Remember.”

Lake residents plan

activities on May 1

Activities at Marion County Lake on Saturday, May 1, include a garage sale, bake sale and Chat and Dine covered dish dinner.

The garage sale will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the lake hall. The sale is a fund-raiser for the Civilian Conservation Corps commemorative statue to be erected at the lake. Items for the sale are being accepted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 30, at the hall.

The bake sale will be held concurrently with the garage sale, and all proceeds will benefit the CCC statue.

Lake residents will meet for their monthly Chat and Dine dinner at 6:30 p.m. that day. The agenda will include signup for trash cleanup on Upland Road as residents prepare for Memorial Day weekend festivities.

For more information about the garage-sale project, call 620-382-2671.

CHS variety show

set for April 23

The annual Centre High School variety show will be presented at 7 p.m., Friday, April 23, in the CHS gymnasium.

The show will feature musical numbers, student forensic pieces, dance numbers and novelty acts. The program will also include a special command performance by “The Guys,” a faculty singing group. The public is invited.

Florence Library

program on April 24

The Florence Library invites the local school-age youth for a hot-dog cookout and law-enforcement program beginning at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 24, at Veterans Park.

The meal is free to youth, and adults will be charged.

Area officers from the Kansas Highway Patrol, Marion County Sheriff’s Department and Marion Police Department will give presentations featuring a bomb dog, a drug dog and bicycle safety.

Area 4-H club holds

regular meeting

The South Cottonwood 4-H Club met April 13 and was called to order by Jared Fish, president.

Leonard Frantz reminded members that the deadline to add or drop projects is May 1. The agenda included quiz bowl and a recipe demonstration presented by Fish.

The next meeting will be junior-leaders night at 7 p.m., Monday, May 10, in the Hillsboro City Building.

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