Food for Thought at Tabor Nov. 9

Tools to communicate and motivate people effectively will be the focus of the Prairie View Food for Thought presentation from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the Wogelmuth Music Education Center on the Tabor College campus.

Featured speakers Joseph F. and Judith Ann Pauley will offer the presentation “Communicating for Life.”

In addition to discussing tools to communicate and motivate people, they will also discuss how to deal with people when they are angry.

The public is invited. The registration fee of $15 per person includes a meal and the presentation. Pre-registration is required, and registration deadline is noon, Friday, Nov. 5.

For more information, call Prairie View at 800-362-0180, ext. 6412, 315-284-6412, or visit the Web site www.prairieview.org.

Book fair planned at media center

The Wiebe Media Center at Hillsboro High School and Hillsboro Middle School will sponsor a scholastic book fair to be held Nov. 1 through Nov. 8 in the library.

Book-fair hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hours on Friday, Nov. 5, will be 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The fair will also be at the parent-teacher conferences in the Robert C. Brown Gymnasium from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 1 and Monday, Nov. 8. This is to give parents an opportunity to see the actual selections and purchase them.

In addition to books, a selection of posters, pencils and novelty items will be offered. Geared mainly to middle schools, the fair will also have items of interest for adults, high school students and elementary and preschool students.

The public is invited to view the fair. Proceeds will be used to increase the middle school collection at the Wiebe Media Center.

Benefit breakfast Nov. 3 in Pilsen

A Knight’s of Columbus benefit breakfast will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the basement of Holy Family Parish, St. John Nepomucene Church, Pilsen.

The breakfast will feature pancakes, sausage, eggs and a drink.

Proceeds will support seminarians and council charity projects.

The public is invited.

Rhodes’ families hold 50th reunion

A total of 157 descendants of the Harry W. and Lillie (Hegle) Rhodes family celebrated their 50th annual reunion, Oct. 3, at Sugar Creek School in Galva.

The three remaining Harry and Lillie Rhodes’ children are pictured (from left) Geneva Brouhard of Andover, Lowell “Shorty” Rhodes of Parsons and Joan Madsen of Hiawatha.

The Rhodes were long-time residents of the Tampa and Durham areas.

In the 1880s, Jacob Rhodes, father of Harry, and three brothers homesteaded along the northern boundary of Marion County and the southern boundary of Dickinson County. As a result, the Rhodes Ranch was established in 1908 and was home to 13 children.

Many of the Rhodes’ descendants live in the Hillsboro, Durham, Galva and Moundridge communities.

Quilt guild to meet Nov. 1 in Hillsboro

The Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 1, at Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

Charlotte Wright of Halstead will present the program “The History of Quilts-Four Centuries of Quilts.” The program will include the history of fabrics, quilting and the variety of influences in the quilting process.

Guests are welcome. The cost for non-guild members attending the presentation is $2.

Durham Lions host pancake day Nov. 13

The Durham Lions Club will host its 47th annual Pancake Day from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Durham Community Center.

The cost for pancakes and sausage is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

The public is invited.

Klassens to speak Sunday near Goessel

Dave and Mary Lou Klassen will be the featured speakers at 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church near Goessel.

The Klassens have served in many locations with Mennonite Central Committee and have returned from seven years with MCC in Uganda as country representatives. The Uganda program involves work with relief, long-term development, peace, HIV/AIDS and inter-faith programs.

The couple have produced video tools to accompany their presentations.

The public is invited to attend the program to learn more about the Klassens’ work and the mission of MCC.

A free-will offering will be taken for MCC, and an informal reception will follow the program.

Hillsboro UM Church hosts turkey dinner

The Hillsboro United Methodist Church annual turkey dinner will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, at the church.

The ladies of the church will bake homemade pies and rolls to be served with the traditional dinner of turkey, dressing, green beans and potatoes and gravy.

For carry-out dinners, call 947-5643, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., to let the church know how many dinners are requested. Pick-up time for carry-outs is between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., at the south entrance of the fellowship hall.

Cost is by free-will donation.

The public is invited.

Christian rock band to perform in Goessel

Goessel Mennonite Church and Mennonite Mission Network are sponsoring “thirstborne,” a Christian rock band, in concert at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, at the church, located at 109 S. Church St. in Goessel.

All area junior-and senior-high youth are invited to attend this free concert.

Area 4-H club holds regular meeting

The South Cottonwood 4-H Club met Oct. 10 for 4-H Sunday held at Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

Following the service, the club hosted a potluck dinner. After the meal, the meeting included installation of new officers and discussions regarding supporting 4-H endowment funding and 4-H clubs in the Florida area affected by recent hurricanes.

After the meeting, officers talked about the fall party.

Fall music concert Nov. 4 at HHS

The annual Fall High School Concert will be performed by the Hillsboro High School choirs at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, in the high school auditorium.

The Middle School Honor choir has been invited to perform “Freedom Train, “Skye Boat Song,” and “Joy in the Morning.”

Mixed Chorus will present “Musica Dei,” “Home in That Rock” and “The Night Shall be Filled With Music.”

Spirit-N-Celebration will sing “Down by the River” and “How Bright Appears the Morning Star.”

Concert Choir will end the evening performances with “Lord, my God, Assist me Now,” “Daemon Irrepit Callidus,” “Witness,” “Eli, Eli” and “Alleluia.”

The public is invited.

Chat and Dine plans covered-dish dinner

Marion County Lake residents will meet for the season’s final Chat and Dine Covered-Dish Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, in the South Lake Hall.

Hosts will be Marilyn and Larry Hamler, Johelen and Dean Fincham and Helen and Dwight Beckham. Hosts said they encourage current and former “Lakers” to spend this evening dedicated to chatting and dining.

The next season of Chat and Dine events will begin on Saturday, April 2. Volunteers are needed to host next season’s activities.
Peabody UM Women host dinner Nov. 6

The United Methodist Women of Peabody United Methodist Church will host the annual fund-raising dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, at the church.

The Italian Ristorante will offer a variety of Italian food. Cost is by free-will donation.

The public is invited.

Breakthrough meets

Nov. 2 in Marion

An introductory meeting of Breakthrough will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Good News Christian Fellowship Church in Marion.

For inter-denominational or non-denominational Christians, Breakthrough invites all who want to become part of establishing structure, growth, revival and stewardship in their lives.

Future meetings and training sessions will be held in other locations in the area if desired.

The public is welcome to attend, and there is no obligation to continue attendance after the first meeting.

Reception features

artists at arboretum

A reception featuring Duane A. Graham and Sammie L. Simmons will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31, at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains Visitor’s Center in Hesston.

The work of poet Graham and photographer Simmons will be on display at the visitor’s center through Dec. 30.

Simmons has worked for the State of Kansas as a social worker in the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services for 14 years. His poetry has been described as an opportunity to relax, listen and express what is happening in the world at large.

Graham has produced programs for the Sedgwick County Zoo, the Wichita Symphony and the Hesston arboretum by using multiple slide projectors, computers and sound systems.

The majority of photographs in the show were recently taken in Kansas.

The public is invited.

Veterans’ service rep

to visit Nov. 2, 16

Richard Haywood, veterans’ service representative for the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs, is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2 and Nov. 16, at the Marion County Health Department.

Any veterans, their dependents or survivors, who have received an Eligibility-Verification Report form or any inquiry from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, should contact Haywood for assistance.

If possible, those seeking an appointment should call the Emporia office at 620-342-3347 ahead of time so all files will be available.

HHS FFA collecting

for hurricane victims

The Hillsboro High School FFA chapter is participating in “Operation: Living to Serve,” a service activity designed to gather needed materials for victims of recent hurricanes in the southern states.

The Hillsboro FFA, along with 24 other chapters from the South Central District, is asking for donations of any type of clothing, school supplies, canned-food items, bottled water, soap and household supplies.

Donations are being accepted through Nov. 19.

Drop boxes for donated items will be placed at Dale’s Supermarket, Vogt’s Hometown Market, Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce office and the office and agriculture department at HHS.

Cedar Point church

hosts soup supper

Cedar Point Community Church will host a soup supper beginning at 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31, at the church.

Following the soup supper, the Haskell Cooley Family will present a gospel program at 6 p.m. The program is titled “A Time for Refreshing.”

The public is invited to attend an evening of food and fellowship.

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