Canton church hosts

supper/bazaar Oct. 23

Canton Christian Church will host its annual soup supper and bazaar from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, at the church located at 208 W. Railroad.

The menu includes three soups-chili, vegetable and potato-homemade pie and tea or coffee. The meal will be served with relish and pickles.

Free-will donations will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit the general operating expenses of the church.

The public is invited.

Burns UM Church

supper/bazaar Oct. 23

Burns United Methodist Church will host its annual supper and auction bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 23, in Burns.

The supper will be served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. The auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Burns Community Building.

The supper will feature beef brisket, turkey and dressing casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn or green beans, Jell-O salad, homemade rolls, pie and coffee or tea.

Free-will donations will be accepted for the meal. During the meal, several door prizes will be awarded, and a country store will offer craft items for sale.

This year’s handmade quilt will be on display in the church, and there will be an opportunity to purchase tickets for a drawing to win the quilt. The quilt, made by women of the church, features embroidered baskets filled with flowers in pastel shades.

The auction will include several handmade items, foods and crafts. The community building will be open after 2 p.m. to receive items to be auctioned that evening.

The drawing for the quilt will be held at the conclusion of the auction.

Proceeds from the supper and auction will support programs in the local church and community.

For more information, call the church at 620-726-5258 or 620-726-5545.

The public is invited to attend the meal and auction.

Gospel music/drama

to benefit church

An evening of gospel music and drama sponsored by Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church will begin at 6:15 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 24, at the Hillsboro High School auditorium.

Haskell & JoLee Cooley will be featured at the beginning of the evening’s concert. The Cooleys have performed vocally and instrumentally throughout the United States and Canada.

Also appearing will be Dale Phillips of Hastings, Neb., who will communicate dynamic truths through drama, and the combined voices of a community choir.

All interested vocalists are invited to attend a rehearsal at 2 p.m. that day.

A freewill offering will be taken, and the public is invited.

Kliewer begins MVS term in Dallas school

Jocelyn Kliewer of Hillsboro began a one-year term of Mennonite Voluntary Service Aug. 9 in Dallas as an after-school team teacher with East Dallas Community School.

A 2004 graduate of Hesston College, Kliewer is the daughter of Susan and Glen Kliewer of Hillsboro and attends First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro.

MVS invites people from a variety of backgrounds and ages to participate in Christian ministry in more than 20 communities throughout the United States.

It is a program of Mennonite Mission Network, the mission agency of Mennonite Church USA.

HES hosts book fair

at school library

Hillsboro Elementary School is hosting a book fair open to the public this week from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the school library.

The book-fair hours will be extended to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, during parent-teacher conferences.

The fair offers a wide variety of children’s books, posters, activity books, calendars, cook books, computer compact discs and gift items.

Fair profits will be used to purchase library materials, Accelerated Reader tests and book prizes for the school reading program.

Open house set for

Harold Jost’s 90th

Harold Jost will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house hosted by his children from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31, at 301 E. Grand, Hillsboro.

He was born Oct. 30, 1914, in rural Hillsboro and is married to Marie Jost.

Their children are two sons, Howard Jost and wife Shanti of Calcutta, India, and Loren Jost and wife Kate of Riverton, Wyo.; two daughters, Annette Albrecht and husband Wayne of Richardson, Texas, and Christine Harms and husband Sidney of San Mateo, Calif.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Family and friends are invited, and Jost respectfully requests no gifts.

King’s Daughters

announces schedule

King’s Daughters ladies group of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion announces changes in the schedule of upcoming events.

The following is an updated list of activities:

n A bridal shower for Lucy Stansbury will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the new addition.

n The regular meeting of King’s Daughters will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16 in the new addition.

n A potluck meal and gift exchange will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, in the fellowship hall. Participants are reminded to bring a covered dish and a gift for their secret sister.

Fund-raiser to help

Christmas Rebuilders

Pizza Hut Fundraiser Night will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, at 903 E. D in Hillsboro.

Customers are invited to come in for dine-in or call for carry out. Pizza Hut will donate 20 percent of the sales generated to Christmas Rebuilders.

Marion Head Start

taking applications

Marion Head Start announces it is still taking applications for the 2004-05 school year.

To qualify for this pre-school program, the family must live in Marion County, and the child should be at least 3 years old by Aug. 31 and less than 5.

For more information, call 620-382-3863 or toll free at 866-846-5599.


chili taste-off Oct. 28

A chili taste-off will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, in the chapel of the Long Term Care Unit at Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

The public is invited to sample several kinds of chili and then enjoy a bowl for $5. The price includes corn muffin, relishes and a drink.

Proceeds will benefit the LTCU culture-change process.

Hayrack ride Oct. 23

at Marion church

The Emmanuel Baptist Church annual hayrack ride will begin with participants meeting at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, at the church in Marion.

The ride is scheduled to leave at 5: 15 p.m.

The public is invited.

County FFA chapters help hurricane victims

Marion County FFA chapters are participating in “Operation: Living to Serve,” a service activity designed to gather needed materials for victims affected by recent hurricanes in the southern states.

Items needed are any type of clothing, school supplies, canned food items, bottled water, soap, bathroom supplies and other house supplies.

Donations can be dropped off at the agriculture-education departments of the following schools beginning Nov. 1 and ending Nov. 19: Goessel High School, from 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Peabody-Burns High School; Centre High School, from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Marion High School; and Hillsboro High School.

Chapter members will travel to the Kansas Coliseum on Nov. 20 to box and ship the items to hurricane victims.

The event is sponsored by Love Box Co. in conjunction with the 24 South Central District FFA chapters.

Leo Club collecting
used glasses Oct. 25

Hillsboro Leo Club is sponsoring “Trick or Treat” this month to collect used glasses for recycling.
Participating members will go door-to-door in the evening, Monday, Oct. 25, in Hillsboro.
Glasses collected will be given to someone in need in another country.
For more information or to donate if not contacted that evening, call 947-2249.

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