Main Street Ministries will host a benefit supper and auction Thursday, May 13, in the 4-H Building at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro.
The supper will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the auction will start at 6 p.m. Proceeds will support Main Street Ministries.
The meal will include sausage sandwiches, pie and refreshments.
Auctioneer will be Lyle Leppke, who will donate his services for the event.
HHS Fine Arts Festival set for May 13
The annual Hillsboro High School Fine Arts Festival will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, May 13, at the high school.
The following is a list of the evening activities:
n 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.-The HHS art department will host a student art display.
n 6:30 p.m. at the HHS gymnasium-The performances will include three band groups from the fifth grade, the sixth grade and the combined seventh and eighth grades. Also featured will be the sixth grade choir followed by the seventh and eighth grade choirs.
n 7:30 p.m. in the HHS auditorium-The HHS band and jazz bands will offer musical entertainment.
n 8:15 p.m. in the patio area-The two HHS choirs will perform, weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, they will perform in the auditorium.
Esau to perform
in recital May 8
Bethel College student Matt Esau of Hillsboro will present his senior recital at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 8, in the Bethel College Administration Building Chapel.
Esau, a music performance major, will perform on the upright bass and electric bass. Admission is free and open to the public.
Classical selections on the recital are “Minuet” by Beethoven, accompanied by pianist Sara Adrian, Butterfield, Minn., and “Gigue” from Suite No.1 for Solo Cello by Bach.
Jazz selections on the recital include “Eighty-One” by Miles Davis, “Naima” by John Coltrane, “Well You Needn’t” by Thelonius Monk, “September Song” by Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill and “There Will Never Be Another You” by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon.
Members of the jazz group accompanying Esau will be guitarist Chris Janzen from Fresno, Calif., percussionist Jesse Overright from Normal, Ill., and trombonist Jerel Fast from Boulder, Colo.
Goessel schools plan
The Goessel schools are planning their annual community barbecue and concert Thursday, May 13, at the high school lunchroom and auditorium.
The barbecue starts at 5:30 p.m., and the concert will begin at 6:45. Admission is free, but donations will go toward the travel fund for the high school band and choir.
The fund helps send those groups to an out-of-state music festival. The last three festivals that were attended were in Colorado Springs, Colo.
All of the items used at the barbecue dinner are donated by area businesses and community people. The menu will include pork burgers, baked beans, chips and cookies and is served to more than 400 people each year.
The concert will showcase the GHS band and choir, which will perform their 2004 state-festival music. Both groups received “Superior” ratings this spring at the Kansas State High School Activities Association State Large Group Festival at Bethany College, Lindsborg.
Also featured will be the fifth- and sixth-grade band, junior high band and choir, high school boys’ and girls’ choruses and the Elbiata Singers.
Cub Scout camp for
boys grades 1st-5th
Hillsboro Pack 129 invites boys from first to fifth grades to join them at “In the Center Ring,” a Cub Scout camp. The camp will be held Thursday through Friday, June 10, 11 and 12, at Black Kettle Park in Moundridge.
The Lions Club will cover all fees for boys who sign up before May 7. After that date, the fee will be $5.
For more information, call Dave Crouse at 620-242-9178 or Richard Riemer at 947-3453.
HES fifth graders
offer musical May 6
The fifth-grade students at Hillsboro Elementary School will present the musical “The Adventures of Lewis and Clark,” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 6, in the Hillsboro High School auditorium.
Under the direction of HES music teacher Shirley Baltzer, the musical celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
The public is invited.
Art exhibit/reception May 3 for GHS senior
Ryan Lawrence, Goessel High School senior, will be the featured artist in a one-man art exhibit at the Emil Kym Art Gallery at GHS.
A gallery opening and reception for the award-winning artist will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, May 3, at the gallery.
Lawrence specializes in pen-and-ink and colored illustrations of imaginative forms.
The public is invited.
Burns Women’s Fair
planned for May 8
The Burns Women’s Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 8, at the Burns Community Center. The public is invited to enjoy crafts, baked goods and more.
Today is deadline for
CMBS dinner seats
A Tabor College alumni with interests in Native Americans and German Russians will be the featured speaker at the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies’ annual spring dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 8, in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center on the college campus.
Marvin Kroeker, a 1950 Tabor alumni, will be honored for his scholarship regarding the two ethnic groups.
“Every year we alter the subject and gain a different audience,” said Peggy Goertzen, CMBS director.
“This year we wanted to do something to connect with our Oklahoma constituents.”
In a presentation titled “Mennonites and the Oklahoma Land Runs,” the historian, author and professor emeritus of history at East Central University, Ada, Okla., will talk about the Mennonite migration from Kansas to Oklahoma and the subsequent founding of Mennonite congregations in Oklahoma from 1889 to 1920.
A table will be available for the display of items donated to CMBS, and those planning to donate artifacts should bring donor identification.
New and used historical books will also be available for purchase.
The public is invited to attend this event. Reservations for the dinner and program should be made by Wednesday, May 5. The cost is $11.
For reservations or more information, contact Goertzen at 947-3121, ext. 1211 or 1212.
Day of Prayer set for
May 6 at city building
The National Day of Prayer will be observed from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, May 6, at the Hillsboro City Building.
The Hillsboro Ministerial Association invites everyone to participate in the observance that day.
Those attending may spend some time in prayer and may come and go as they are able.
CCC statue funds
reach 75 percent
Organizers for the fund-raising project to erect the Civilian Conservation Corps statue at Marion County Lake announce that 75 percent of the fund-raising goal has been met.
The sum $15,000 of the $20,000 goal was reached on May 1 with the help of garage-sale receipts of $1,556 and a Chat and Dine Donation of $1,000.
At the recent Chat and Dine monthly meeting, members and guests recognized lake resident Raymond Ousler, a CCC veteran.
Other activities at the Chat and Dine meeting included posting a sign up for Airport Road clean-up activities. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m., Wednesday, May 23, at Kingfisher’s Inn parking lot.
The next Chat and Dine covered-dish-dinner meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Saturday, June 5, at the South Lake Hall. Hosts for the meeting will be the families of John Yoder and Dick Pracht.
offer from Medicare
Medicare recipients may be eligible to receive an electric wheelchair paid for by Medicare.
Those considered would be recipients who suffer from conditions such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disorders or have difficulty walking or propelling a standard wheelchair.
For more information, call Gregory Coleman at 800-810-2877.
Farmerettes to meet
Monday, May 10
The Farmerettes will meet at 2 p.m., Monday, May 10, in the home of Letty Ens. The program presented by Ens will be a lesson on “A Can and a Plan.” Roll call will be “A canned item I use frequently.”
Roosters on parade
May 8 in Burns
A rooster parade will be held beginning at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 8, at the stop light corner in Burns.
Sponsored by the Burns Pride Committee, the display will include 34 decorative roosters purchased and painted for the event. The purpose is to involve participants in a community project.
The public is invited to see the display, and organizers plan to keep the rooster parade up for future visitors.
The Hillsboro Family, Career and Community Leaders of America held its year-end awards luncheon and installation of officers April 27.
Retiring officers are: Kelsey Kaufman, president; Whitney Washmon, vice president; Heather Stepanek, secretary; Shanna Washington-Garcia, treasurer; and Marci Wodke, vice president of public relations.
Jessica Allen was installed as president and Whitney Allen as secretary.
The following “Power of One” degrees were awarded:
n ”A Better You”-Whitney Allen, Lottie Alonso and Marci Wodke;
n ”Family Ties”-Lottie Alonso, Angela Klassen and Marci Wodke;
n ”Working on Working”-Heather Stepanek and Dianna Wright;
n ”Speak Out for FCCLA”-Heather Stepanek and Diana Wright.
The agenda included special recognition of the following: Dale Honeck, HHS principal, for his support of the FCCLA program; Lottie Alonso as outstanding FCCLA member/High Point Award; and Lottie Alonso and Danielle Johnson as graduating seniors.