Fund established

for infant’s helmet

A fund has been established at Great Plains Federal Credit Union to receive contributions for the purpose of purchasing a rehabilitative helmet for Brody Allen Rader, infant son of Jennifer and Marty Rader, Hillsboro.

The helmet is needed to help reshape the child’s head and the expense is not covered by insurance.

Brody Allen has a brother Bryce, 21/2. His grandparents are Jeanette and Dan Schaefer of Hillsboro, Avis and Larry Bergman of Tampa, and Larry Rader.

Annual HHS banquet set for May 2

The annual Hillsboro High School All-Activities Banquet will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, May 2, in the Tabor College Cafeteria.

The event is sponsored by the Hillsboro and Durham Lions Clubs and the Hillsboro Kiwanis Club.

Tickets may be purchased for $7.50 from the high school office, the Hillsboro Emprise or Central National Banks, G&R Implement in Durham or Lynn Penner.

Deadline for ticket purchase is April 27.

Emmanuel holds potluck for Ringering

More than 100 guests and members of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion enjoyed a potluck April 24 to celebrate Elizabeth Ringering’s 98th birthday.

After the meal, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Just sang some of Ringering’s favorite hymns and reminisced about old times.

The next church potluck will be May 15.

Burns Women’s Fair set for April 30

The Burns Women’s Fair is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

Crafts, baked goods and other items will be for sale, including several new booths to be set up this year.

For more information, contact Gina Jantz at 620-726-5612.

Canton-Galva to host

benefit supper May 6

The Canton-Galva communities will host a benefit supper for Kurt Bowman starting at 5 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Lynn Baldwin Memorial Park in Galva.

The supper will be in conjunction with the Canton-Galva/ Moundridge baseball and softball games.

A para-professional and coach at Canton-Galva High School, Bowman has been diagnosed with chronic kidney failure and is on dialysis treatments. He is looking at a kidney transplant in the near future.

The benefit supper will consist of roasted pork sandwiches or hot dogs, baked beans, chips and a drink, with desserts served separately. The cost is $6 for the pork meal and $3 for the hot dog meal, served until 7:30 p.m.

The evening will also include a silent auction and a drawing. The high school head coaches will participate in a home run derby following the baseball game. Spectators will have a chance to sponsor their favorite coach in this activity.

Anyone interested in donating money or items for the auction should contact Mary Johnson at 620-654-3988.

In the case of inclement weather, the benefit will be held at Canton-Galva High School commons.

Chat and Dine May 7 at Marion Cty Lake

Marion County Lake residents will enjoy an evening of good food and “Songs to Remember” at their monthly covered-dish dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at South Lake Hall.

Full-time and seasonal residents are encouraged to bring visitors for the Mother’s Day weekend to this gathering of neighbors.

Following the dinner, vocalist Estelle McCarty, who recently moved from Florence to Marion, will entertain with songs in the styles of Patsy Cline and country music star Leann Rimes.

Agenda items include signing up for airport (Upland) road cleanup before Memorial Day weekend, recognizing new residents, first attendance at Chat and Dine, birthday, and anniversary.

Hosts for the evening are Carol and Don Kirchmer, Caroline and Paul White, Alberta Pritz and Neysa Eberhard.

Tour de Florence

planned for May 1

This year’s Tour de Florence 40-mile and 5-mile bike rides will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 1. The ride will begin at the baseball field located one block east of Main Street on Ninth Street in Florence.

Registration is $30 and includes a Tour de Florence T-shirt, full SAG stop and meal at the finish. Registration is $5 per person for the 5-mile family ride, not including a T-shirt.

Contact Sue at 620-878-4724 in the evening for a registration form as early as possible.

Centre FFA’s Klenda honored at banquet

Centre FFA members attended the South Central District Banquet Monday, April 18 in Winfield.

Jackie Klenda received the district proficiency award in swine production placement. Klenda is also the state winner of this award.

Klenda was named the SCD Treasurer for the 2005-06 term.

Other members who attended the banquet were Alisha Barney, Gloria Belton, Nellie Hill and Kristine Jirak.

Spring Fling to bloom in Florence April 30

Spring Fling is set for 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at Veteran’s Park in downtown Florence.

The day is the Florence Labor Day Committee’s annual event to raise funds to support Labor Day activities.

No admission will be charged to enter the park, but a small fee will be charged for kid’s game and activities, along with a freewill donation to cover expenses of the hometown barbecue with hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, brownies, ice cream and drinks.

The day’s activities and events include an national-award-winning clogging team from Lincoln, Neb., Ray and Jeff Davidson’s cowboy poetry and songs, a one-act play by Jordan Timm and Elisa Gayle, a comedy act, children’s games, Misti the clown and balloon sculptures, a cake auction and an announcement of the winner of the Florence Labor Day button drawing.

Quilt Guild to host Weaver May 2

Country Stitcher’s Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

Norma Weaver of Topeka will bring some of her favorite quilts, along with some of her sewing projects. She will also include a prepared demonstration.

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

Local educators go to Phi State convention

Eight members of the Alpha Omega chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, honor society of outstanding women educators, attended the annual Phi State convention April 22 to 24 at Highland Convention Center in Great Bend.

Those attending were Pauline Holub, Rowena Olsen, Mary Olson and Helen Reznicek, all of Marion, and Anita Boese, Ruth Hamm, Mildred Karnowski and Mary Regier, all of Hillsboro.

Centre senior to host fashion show April 29

Centre High School senior Shaina Makovec will host a “Fashion Your Style” fashion show at 7 p.m. Friday, April 29, in the CHS gymnasium.

The event, part of Makovec’s senior English project, is free to the public. A freewill donation will be taken to cover expenses.

Elem. school musical

planned for May 3

The Hillsboro Elementary School musical “It’s Saturday” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 in the Hillsboro High School auditorium.

For more information, contact Shirley Balzer at 947-3981.

MES concert to host Air National Guard

The Marion Elementary School concert will be held at 7 p.m. April 28, featuring the Kansas Air National Guard of Wichita.

The guard will present colors and have two riflemen present.

Veterans’ rep to be in Marion May 3

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, May 3 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 May 3 so all files will be available.

MHS Key Club to host walk-a-thon May 7

The Marion High School Key Club will sponsor a walk-a-thon to benefit the United Way in Marion County, an affiliate of Harvey County United Way.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon May 7 at the MHS stadium. The public is invited to participate.

Pledge forms may be picked up at various locations around Marion and at Hillsboro State Bank in Hillsboro. Participants may also contact Kelly Krch at 620-924-3285 for pledge forms or information.

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