Community youth invited to July VBS

The Hillsboro and Parkview Mennonite Brethren churches invite children from the community to participate in a joint vacation Bible school program, Sunday through Thursday, July 11-15.

Sessions will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Parkview church, 401 S. Main. The theme of the week will be, “Lava Lava Island: Where Jesus’ Love Flows.”

“Our Lava Lava Island program will provide fun, memorable Bible-learning activities for kids of all ages,” said Jan Terman, program director.

Family members are encouraged to attend the daily final activity at 8:40 p.m.

For more information, call Terman at 947-5753.

Quilt guild to tour

Derby quilt shop

Members of the Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will participate in their annual tour on Saturday, July 10.

Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at Hillsboro United Methodist Church and travel to Derby to visit the Sunflower Quilt Shop. Following lunch, the group will return to Hillsboro about 3:30 p.m.

Visitors are welcome to join the tour.

SONrise Ministries

to perform in Durham

SONrise Ministries of Dallas, Ore., will perform at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 11, at the First Baptist Church in Durham.

Harlow and Jarene Rudolph, members of Salt Creek Baptist Church, will share their testimonies through southern-gospel music. In the past, the couple have recorded their musical projects, including pieces written by Harlow.

A free-will offering will be taken.

The public is invited.

Kapaun videos

now available

Videos from the second-annual Father Kapaun Day are now available.

The tapes are 1 hour, 50 minutes long. VHS tapes are $15, and DVDs are $17. Add $2 for postage if mailed.

Order deadline is Sunday, July 18. To order or for more information, call Rose Mary Neuwirth at 620-924-5282.

Victorian picnic

at Maxwell refuge

Maxwell Wildlife Refuge and Three Sisters Victorian Tea and Treasures held a theme Victorian Prairie Picnic June 20 at the refuge located six miles north of Canton.

The event began with a tour of the buffalo and prairie followed by a picnic-basket supper on quilt-covered tables adorned with wildflower centerpieces.

Guests were encouraged to dress in period clothing, and the women were invited to enjoy a special ladies’ tea.

Organizers of the R.V. Rally in Hutchinson brought three bus loads of visitors from 14 states.

Other June visitors included a Missouri bus tour, an antique-car club, Horizons School, Prairie View, Kids Kampus, Good Sams and Dillons Nature Center.

For more information about visiting the refuge and reserving a tour, call 620-628-4455.

Goessel garage sale

set for July 10

The Goessel City-Wide Garage Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 10.

Maps will be available at the Mid-Kansas Foods store located at 220 E. Main.

For more information, call the city office at 620-367-8111.

Observer Dirks earns

NWS service award

The National Weather Service announces that observer Dwight Dirks was presented a Length-of-Service Award on June 2 for 10 years of dedicated service in the Durham area.

Dirks has provided precipitation readings from the Durham area as part of a National Network of Observers. The data are collected and sent to the National Climactic Data Center and the Weather Data Library at Kansas State University.

The data provided by Dirks and other observers are used for a wide variety of uses ranging from climatological studies to businesses and the media.

Card shower request

for Francis Groening

A card shower is requested for Francis Groening to celebrate his 89th birthday on July 10.

The card shower is requested by his daughters, Connie Hendrickson of Hillsboro, Sheryl McDaniel of Holton and Gala Liebelt of Satanta. He has seven grandchildren and three great-grandsons.

Friends and relatives may send birthday cards to him at 211 E. Grand, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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