Medley receives

service honor in May

Terry A. Medley, 1st Sgt., was awarded the Royal Order of St. George, given for excellence in armor, on May 1, at the 1st-635 Armor Battalion Regimental Dinner in Topeka.

Medley is in the 1st-635th Armor Battalion in Alpha Company in Emporia.

He is the son of Betty Medley of Hillsboro and Soren Medley of Wichita.

Medley graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1988 and earned a degree in agricultural engineering from Kansas State University in 1994.

Mid-Cap of Marion

offers pudding snacks

The Marion Mid Kansas Community Action Program Inc. office is distributing free pudding snacks through the emergency food-assistance program.

Individuals and family members of the following household sizes must meet the maximum monthly income guidelines to be eligible to receive the pudding:

n one-$973

n two-$1,313

n three-$1,654

n four-$1,994

n five-$2,334

n six-$2,674

n seven-$3,014

n Additional members add $341.

The pudding snacks may be picked up Monday through Wednesday at the Mid-Cap office, 104 N. Fifth St., Marion.

For more information, call 620-382-8807 or 888-877-5948.

King’s Daughters

to meet June 22

King’s Daughters will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 22, in the fellowship hall at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion.

Hosts will be Joyce Kellison and Cara Stockdale.

The program will be a presentation given by Jim and Marlene Koslowsky, missionaries from China. This will not be a work night.

MCSEC board

to meet June 21

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will meet for its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, June 21, in the MCSEC conference room at 302 W. Eighth in Florence.

Centre FFA Chapter

attends convention

Members of the Centre FFA Chapter attended the State FFA Convention June 2 through June 4.

The attending students were Laura Klenda, Jackie Klenda, Alisha Barney, Gloria Belton, Savannah Forsberg, Alfonse Klenda and Jeremy Kristek.

Laura Klenda participated in the State FFA Choir, and Jackie Klenda was a member of the State FFA Band.

Sponsors were Gaea Wimmer and Cary Granzow.

During the convention, members attended sessions featuring motivational speakers, such as retiring state FFA officers and K.C. Wolf of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Four members of the group attended a leadership workshop with Javier Moreno, national FFA president.

The chapter placed third in the Web site development and scrapbook competitions. Members also earned national chapter awards in community, chapter, and student development.

Barney, Forsberg and Laura Klenda earned their state FFA degrees.

Arboretum offering

free concert June 20

The Dyck Arboretum will host an outdoor concert by the Senseney Music Community Band, directed by Bill Johnson, at 7 p.m., Sunday, June 20.

“This will be a pleasant way of celebrating the beginning of summer,” said Julie Torseth, director of the arboretum. “We’d like people to bring a picnic and lawn chairs and enjoy the music. The wildflowers will be blooming, and visitors can enjoy a stroll around the gardens after the concert.”

Free snow cones will be provided by First Bank. The concert is free to the public.

Card shower request for Martin F. Meyer

A card shower is requested for Martin F. Meyer of Hillsboro to honor his 95th birthday on June 28.

Meyer was born northeast of Tampa. He has been a farmer, veteran, life-long resident of Marion County and a member of the Tampa Lutheran Church.

His wife, Florentina, was formerly employed as a registered nurse at Salem Hospital, now Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

His son, Glenn Meyer, a computer engineer with National Aeronautics & Space Administration, lives in San Jose, Calif.

Birthday cards may be sent to him at 701 S. Main, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Goessel family hosts Hong Kong student

The Elton and Denise Nickel family of Goessel will host Wing-Lam Chan from Hong Kong when the student arrives in August and attends Goessel High School.

The hosting program is assisted by Educational Resource Development Trust/SHARE! and coordinated locally by Carol and Maynard Duerksen/Knepp.

The SHARE! program is a nonprofit educational foundation and has students needing host families for the upcoming school year. The students are 15 to 18, speak English, have their own spending money and medical insurance. The host family provides a home away from home.

For more information about hosting an exchange student, call Duerksen/Knepp at 620-367-8432, visit the Web site www.erdtcentral.

org or call the ERDT/SHARE! regional office at 800-715-3738.

Parkview MB Church

plans single service

Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church of Hillsboro will hold a single worship service beginning at 10 a.m., Sunday, June 20.

The service will include baptisms and communion. Sunday School will be held at 9 a.m.

Shawn Markley earns

pharmacy doctorate

Shawn Markley earned a doctorate in pharmacy degree during commencement exercises May 22 at the University of Kansas.

Markley is a 1997 graduate of Marion High School and the son of Darvin and Sue Markley of Marion.

He has accepted a position with Osco Drug Store in Independence, Mo.

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