Chamber, Zion offers
The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce’s Quality of Life Committee, in partnership with Zion Lutheran Church, is offering a “Concert on Main” on Saturday, July 17.
Just Cuz, a Christian music group from Kansas City, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the former Vogt’s grocery-store property on East Grand.
The committee has invited One Step Farther, a local teen music group, to open for Just Cuz at 7 p.m.
Named “Pop Artist of the Year,” Just Cuz sings and dances to a mix of recognizable favorites and new songs. Through their music, they teach and preach to people of all ages, races and religions.
The concert is the first of a three-concert series. The committee invites the public to enjoy the music, have a hot dog, and visit with community members. Those coming may want to bring lawn chairs or blankets.
In case of rain, the concert will be moved to a location to be determined.
For more information, call the Chamber office at 947-3506.
Goessel senior center fund raiser July 17
A Farmer’s Breakfast fund-raiser will be held from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 17, at the AGAPE Senior Center in Goessel.
The public is invited.
Marie Guhr’s 90th
A celebration honoring Marie Guhr’s 90th birthday will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 17, in the hospitality room at Kidron Bethel Village in North Newton.
She was born July 17, 1914, in rural Hillsboro.
Cards may be sent to her at 3001 Ivy Drive, Apt. 201, North Newton, KS 67117.
Friends and family are invited to the celebration, and no gifts are requested.
Burns hog roast
set for July 17
The Burns Community Annual Hog Roast will be held beginning at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 17, at the Burns Community Center, 301 N. Washington.
The event is a fund-raiser for many of the projects that Burns PRIDE sponsors in the Burns community.
The evening activities will include games and food. Participants are asked to bring a side dish or dessert.
The public is invited.
host VBS kickoff
Emmanuel Baptist Church and Marion Christian Church will host a vacation Bible school kickoff at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, July 18, in the parking lot of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Marion.
Refreshments will be served, musical entertainment will be provided by Harber Lights, and featured speaker will be pastor Carl Helm of Marion Christian Church.
Parents may register children ages 4 to 12 for vacation Bible school to be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 19 to July 23.
Participants attending the kickoff may bring lawn chairs.
Card shower request
for Sylvia Bezdek
The family of Sylvia (Svitak) Bezdek requests a card shower to honor her 80th birthday.
She was born July 24, 1924, in Pilsen, attended Pilsen grade school and graduated from Lincolnville High School. On Nov. 5, 1945, she was married to Paul S. Bezdek.
Bezdek worked at the Pilsen State Bank, the Marion Livestock Sale Barn, the Ramona State Bank and the Herington Livestock Sale Barn.
Her family includes daughters Paulette Holub and husband Gerald of Hesston and Marcia Falen and husband Dan of Hope. She has one grandson, Gregory Holub and wife Pam of Lincolnville and three step-great-grandchildren.
Cards may be sent to her at 3130 Sunflower Road, Lost Springs, KS 66859.
Relay for Life needs
Sponsors are needed for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Marion County to take place beginning 7 p.m., Friday, July 30, and ending at 7 a.m., Saturday, July 31, at the Marion High School track.
Relay for Life began in 1985 and has raised more than $1 billion in communities across the country. The money supports the American Cancer Society’s program of research, advocacy, education and patient services.
The event involves relay teams of eight to 15 people, who take turns walking, running, or rolling around the track in a non-competitive relay format. Teams consist of individuals representing corporations, clubs, organizations, neighborhoods and families.
The 12-hour event includes music, food and an opportunity to visit with others-creating a sense of community spirit fighting for a common cause.
“I look forward to having you involved in our relay this year,” said Jan Helmer, chair for Relay for Life of Marion. “You will truly be making a significant impact on peoples’ lives.”
Sponsorship deadline is Friday, July 16.
For more information or to become a corporate sponsor call Helmer at 620-382-2104.
Send birthday cards
to Edna Ewert, 100
A card shower is requested for Edna Ewert of Peabody, who is celebrating her 100th birthday.
She was born July 14, 1904, to Anna and Bert Ewert on a farm west of Aulne. She attended Williams Country School and graduated from Peabody High School.
Ewert graduated from Southwestern College in Winfield and taught grade school, high school and college-level classes. She also earned a master’s degree from Kansas University and attended classes toward earning a doctorate degree.
She retired from teaching in 1967. Ewert has been a reporter for the Peabody Gazette newspaper and was involved in many other community-wide endeavors.
Cards may be sent to her in care of Legacy Park, 407 N. Locust, Peabody, KS 66866.
Rhodes Girls gather
for cousins’ luncheon
The Rhodes Girls gathered for a cousins’ luncheon and tea on July 3 at Three Sisters Victorian Tea and Treasures in Canton.
Enjoying tea, finger sandwiches and desserts were the following cousins, daughters, daughters-in-law and granddaughters: Donita Rhodes, Sheryl Rhodes, Janene Wiebe, Shelly Giesbrecth, Tammy Koehn and Dayna Wiebe, all of Durham; Kathy Rector of Hillsboro; Deanna Watt, Peggy Hadley, Mary Hadley, Chris Heckman, Lauren Hadley, Isabel Hadley and Faith Heckman, all of Wichita; Gladys Wedel and Donna Wedel, both of Galva; Shawna Ratzlaff, Stephanie Becker and Caitlin Ratzlaff, all of Canton.
GOP women plan
July 22 meeting
The regular meeting of the Marion County Republican Women will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 22, in the Hillsboro Scout House. A candidate forum is on the agenda.
County Pizza Huts
The Marion County Pizza Hut Restaurants will host a fund-raiser night to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Marion County.
The fund-raiser will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 20, at 903 E. D in Hillsboro and 1503 Sandstone in Marion.
Patrons are encouraged to dine in or call for carryout between the specified hours, and Pizza Hut will donate 20 percent of the sales to the county Relay for Life event to be held the end of the month.
Ebenfeld MB Church
program July 18
The Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church Christian Endeavor Program will be held at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 18, at the church located two miles east and four miles south of Hillsboro.
Special guest speaker will be Bruce Anthony, a Tabor College faculty member. Music will include a piano solo and a young men’s quartet.
The public is invited.