HHS FFA preparing community breakfast

The Hillsboro High School FFA chapter is planning a community-wide pancake-and-sausage breakfast Saturday, Feb. 19, to celebrate National FFA Week.

The breakfast will be from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Hillsboro Senior Center.

The organization is not charging for the breakfast, but donations will be accepted.

National FFA Week is Feb. 19-26.

HHS groups to give Feb. 17 concert

The instrumental and vocal performing groups from Hillsboro High School will present a concert starting at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 17, in the auditorium.

The concert and jazz bands will perform first under the direction of Gregg Walker.

Following a 15-minute intermission, the vocal choirs and ensembles under the direction of David Clark will sing.

The public is invited.

‘Financial Aid Night’ for CHS seniors

A seminar “Financial Aid Night” will be held for seniors and their parents at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in Room 3 at Centre High School.

The presenter will be Bruce Jost, director of financial aid at Tabor College.

The focus of the seminar will be the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Senior students have already received a FAFSA application. Applications will also be available at the meeting.

If a parent’s federal tax return is not yet completed, parents may estimate using last year’s information and re-file their FAFSA at a later date.

Jost will explain how to complete the FAFSA and answer individual questions concerning completion of the financial aid form. Also, any questions concerning federal aid for post secondary education can be asked.

Electronic filing is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov or by using hyperlinks from centreschools.com Web page using the Counselor’s Corner section.

For more information, contact Lacy Williams at 785-983-4321 or e-mail lacy@teen.k12.ks.us.

Tax help available through Mid-Cap

Mid-Kansas Community Action Program is providing free tax help and free e-filing in Marion County

The Mid-Cap office, located at 104 N. Fifth in Marion, is an Internal Revenue Service volunteer income tax assistance site.

Mid-Cap will help people with basic tax returns, particularly people with disabilities, elderly taxpayers and individuals with low to moderate income-$35,000 a year or less.

Bring W-2 and 1099 forms, information for all other income, information for all deductions and credits, social security card, a picture ID and a copy of last year’s tax return if possible.

Appointments can be made by calling 1-888-877-5948 or 620-382-3775.

Goessel sends five to state music groups

Five students at Goessel High School have been selected to perform in honor music groups for the Kansas Music Educator Association at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, at Wichita’s Century II Convention Center.

Junior Kyle Unruh was selected as fourth chair trumpet player for the state-wide honor group. Unruh was selected for the second straight year.

Selected for the State-Wide Honor Choir are sophomore Nathan Amstutz, bass 2; juniors Brady Peters, bass 1, and Kellen Jenkins, tenor 2; and senior Zach Plenert, bass 1.

These students represent the most outstanding young musicians in the state of Kansas.

Goessel music students are under the direction of band director Bud Meisel and vocal director Greg Bontrager.

Schmutz will speak

at Eastmoor Church

Rob Schmutz, a United Methodist pastor credited with a vision for renewal and revival who pastors the United Methodist Church at Benton, will be featured in “Three Days For God” Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at Eastmoor United Methodist in Marion.

Services will include a pizza, pop and praise gathering of youth at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Schmutz speaking at 7:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, men’s breakfast at 6:30 a.m. at Stone City Cafe, and woman’s salad luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Eastmoor Wesley Center.

Schmutz is a member of Kansans for United Methodist Renewal and the confessing movement within the church. He was awarded the Harry Denman Evangelism Award in 1998, and was inducted into the Order of the Flame of the World Methodist Council in 1999.

Alpha Omega meets at Hillsboro High

The Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met Feb. 5 at the Wiebe Media Center in Hillsboro High School.

The meeting was called to order by Pauline Holub, president, with 14 members answering roll call. Teri Klenda was also present as a guest.

LeOra Grunau lead in devotions.

Parliamentarian Mildred Karnowski gave a review of “Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised.” She also presented the program on alternate school choice.

The next meeting is scheduled for March 5.

MCSEC board calls special meetings

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will hold several special meetings.

The meeting dates are Monday Feb. 21, Tuesday Feb. 22, Wednesday Feb. 23 and Thursday Feb. 24.

These meetings will be held at 5 p.m. in the Unified School District 408 Board Office conference room at 101 North Thorp in Marion.

These meetings are for the purpose of interviewing for the MCSEC executive director position. An executive session will be held for the entirety of the meeting.

For more information, call Danette Eis at 620-878-4720.

Card shower planned for 85th

Friends and family are invited to send cards to celebrate Fern Carey’s 85th birthday Feb. 20.

Cards can be mailed to Fern Carey, 2904 Navajo Road, Canton, Kans. 67428.

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