Full Circle to offer

a cappella concert

Full Circle will perform songs celebrating life experiences of women at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center on the Tabor College campus.

“We’re a group of women connected by friendship,” said Christine Crouse-Dick about Full Circle, a vocal group from the Harvey County area.

“We’re drawn together by our mutual interests, one being singing a cappella music.”

Started two years ago by Jen Chappell Deckert and Jan Wiebe of North Newton, the women-in their 20s, 30s and 40s-meet weekly on Tuesdays in each other’s living room and sing songs a cappella.

“It’s that homey, laid-back ambiance that we like to foster at our performances,” said Crouse-Dick, formerly of Hillsboro.

An occasional instrument such as a mandolin or guitar accompanies the women, whose repertoire for their informal concerts most often includes folk-style lyrics sung in harmonic melodies.

Although the size has changed some since its inception, Crouse-Dick said, having 11 members allows the group to accommodate requests to sing, even though all women may not be available.

The following members will participate in the Hillsboro concert: Rachel Epp Buller, Jen Chappell Deckert, Christine Crouse-Dick, Sara Friesen-Guhr Susan Jantzen, Kendra Neufeld, Karen Kaufman Wall, Melissa Waltner, Jan Wiebe and Joan Schrock Woodward.

The public is invited to attend the concert. Donations to help cover expenses are welcome.

Card shower request

for Jantz’s 80th

Wenda and Bill Black, Barton and Mary Nickel, Nelson and Lola Nickel, Miretta and Jim Friesen and Ruth and Tom Crawford request a card shower for their mother, Edna Jantz, in honor of her 80th birthday on April 18.

Birthday wishes may be sent to Jantz at Room 21, 408 E. Main, Goessel, 67053.

GHS team to host women’s VB tourney

A women’s volleyball tournament is planned for Saturday, May 7, hosted by the Goessel High School volleyball team.

Teams are forming now for the tournament, open to females ages 15 and older. Cost is $15 per player.

Deadline for registration is May 1. For entry forms, registration or further information, call Christa Guhr at 620-367-2554.

First, Trinity to host

emergency services

First Mennonite and Trinity Mennonite churches invite the public to learn more about Hillsboro’s emergency services at an event starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in the west parking lot of Trinity Mennonite, 211 S. Elm.

Visitors can talk to the ambulance crew, police officers and fire chief and get a close-up, hands-on look at emergency vehicles.

Veterans’ rep to be in Marion April 19

Richard Haywood, veteran’s service representative for the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs, is scheduled to be in Marion from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the 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, contact the Emporia office at 620-342-3347 prior to April 19 so all files will be available.

Ag major to receive AFA scholarship

Cooperative Grain & Supply, Midlands Farm Services Inc. and Central National Bank have joined with Agriculture Future of America to offer a $3,700 scholarship to one graduating senior from Marion, Canton-Galva or Hillsboro High School who is seeking a major in agriculture.

In addition, any student from a Marion County high school whose parent is a member, customer or employee of the sponsors is eligible for the scholarship.

Applications may be picked up at the high schools, CG&S locations or at Central National Bank in Durham, Hillsboro or Marion.

Joyce Kyle joins Veridian Health

Joyce Kyle, licensed specialist clinical social worker, joined Veridian Behavioral Health of McPherson on March 28.

Kyle has had 13 1/2 years of experience and training in the field of mental health doing individual, marital, family and play therapy. She has worked at Prairie View in Newton and in McPherson.

Kyle graduated from Tabor College with a bachelor’s degree in social work and from the University of Kansas with a master’s in social work. She also completed Menninger’s Marriage and Family Therapy Training as well as extensive training and education in play therapy with children.

For children with behavioral problems or individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma or relationship issues, call for day or evening appointments at Veridian Behavioral Health in McPherson at 620-241-2300.

Tabor blood drive set for April 22

An American Red Cross blood drive is planned for 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the Tabor College gym.

Walk-in donors are welcome, and snacks will be provided.

The blood drive is sponsored by the Tabor College Science Club.

Marion Cty Special Ed Coop Board to meet

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 18, in the Marion County Special Education Cooperative Conference Room, 302 West Eighth, Florence.

For further information, contact Danette Eis at 620-878-4720.

Air rifle program

for boys, girls 8-18

Girls and boys ages 8 to 18 are invited to participate in the youth shooting sports air rifle program beginning April 10 at 5:30 p.m at the Marion VFW Hall.

The program is designed to help youth develop life skills and learn firearm safety and proper shooting techniques.

Wayne Weber, certified 4-H and National Rifle Association air rifle instructor, will teach the class.

The course is scheduled to run for five consecutive weeks, concluding May 8.

Youth are asked to bring a mat, blanket or sleeping bag to lie on while shooting. Air rifles, safety glasses and ear protection as well as pellets, targets and other class materials will be provided for a registration fee of $10.

Adults are encouraged to attend with their youth. For more information contact the Marion County Extension Office at 620-382-2325 or Wayne Weber at 382-2813.
Parkview MB to hold

car wash for LA trip

A group from Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church will try again to hold a car wash from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., this time on Saturday, April 16 in front of Main Street Ministries

The car wash will raise funds for a June mission trip to Los Angeles’ Skid Row.

TAPP open house

set for April 16

An open house is planned for 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 for the Trojan After-Prom Party at the Marion County Fair building.

The party is sponsored by the high school site council and gives the juniors and seniors a safe alcohol- and drug-free place to go after the prom. The theme for this year’s party is “Cruisin’ Thru the Decades.”

Many community businesses and individuals help pay for the event. Donations will be accepted at the door.

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