Hillsboro Fine Arts Festival May 12

Hillsboro middle and high schools will be offering their annual fine arts festival Thursday, May 12.

The evening includes performances by choral and instrumental groups from the two schools as well as displays by art students.

Musical performances will be in the auditorium. The HMS band concert will play at 6:30 p.m. followed by the HHS band at 7:30. At 8:15 p.m. the choir will sing.

Exhibits by art students will be in the commons and the art room.

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 the Canton-Galva Middle School commons in Galva.
Agape Senior Center

ladies’ tea May 10

The ladies of the community are invited for a late tea at 5:30 p.m. May 10 at the Agape Senior Center in Goessel.

Dawn Abrahams will be the guest speaker.

Area students take KMTA music tests

Thirty-six students participated April 23 in the District Six Kansas Music Teachers Association Music Progressions at Hesston College.

This annual musical event is a test evaluating the progressive growth of all students, whether studying music as a hobby or to be professional musicians. In addition to performing on the piano, each student is tested in the areas of listening, keyboard theory and written theory.

Adjudicators were Stephanie Brunelli of McPherson, Nancy Hampton of Wichita and Shirley Wiebe of Wichita.

Teachers involved in the event were Karla Conners, Roberta Gingrich, Lillian Harms, Connie Hendrickson, Marcia Jacobs, Carol Klingenberg, Renae Peters, Beverly Richards, Karen Schlabaugh, Sheila Schmitt, Deborah Toews and Donna Woolery.

Students participating from this area were Saje Bayes, Alyssa Bettles, Jaclyn DeForest, McKenzie Ensminger, Taylor Ensminger, Becky Faber, Amanda Fabre, Elise Heyen, Emma Heyen, Nicholas Kleiber, Phillip Kliewer, Nicholas Preheim, Zachary Preheim, Jordan Riggs and Naomi Toews.

Goessel 4-H Club

holds April meeting

The Goessel Goal Getters’ 4-H Club held its regular April meeting this month.

It was the club’s model meeting, and four individuals from the Lincolnville Wide-Awake Club visited the club and reviewed it.

The club also acknowledged receiving the hard-to-get Purple Seal. This is not the club’s first year to receive it.
Prairie Days in June at Maxwell refuge

Maxwell Wildlife Refuge will hold its annual Prairie Days weekend from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4 and 5 on its 2800-acre preserved prairie just five miles north of Canton.

The educational weekend will step back in time to the 1800s with demonstrations, mountain men camps and traders, arts and crafts, stagecoach rides, buffalo tours, wildflower walks and concessions.

This year’s musical entertainment will be the Powder River Band at noon Saturday, June 4, and the Walnut River String Band at noon Sunday, June 5.

To book a tour or for more information on any event, call 620-628-4455.

Steve Green concert in Hesston May 8

Christian singer Steve Green will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at Hesston High School, 200 N. Ridge Rd.

Tickets may be purchased for $10 at area Christian bookstores and at Sunflower Patch in Hesston. Children 2 and under are free. No reserved seating is available.

The concert is sponsored by Garden Community Church in Hesston. Call 620-327-4047 with questions.

Tampa community meeting May 12

Tampa Community Association will meet at 7 p.m. May 12 at the Tampa Senior Center.

They will discuss the 4-H mini-fair, agri-tourism, farm safety in the community and other projects.

Tampa T-shirts are available for purchase.

Farmerettes to meet at Koop’s May 9

A Farmerettes meeting is set for 2 p.m. Monday, May 9, in the home of Irma Koop.

The program will be “Sharing Our Gifts and Talents.”

The roll call will be “A Mother’s Day Memory.”
Memphis musician to give concert May 14

Brad White of Memphis, Tenn., will bring his vocal, saxophone and piano artistry in concert to Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14.

Formerly of the James Blackwood Quartet, White will perform a wide array of Christian music, from hymns to southern gospel quartet to praise and worship. His ministry has taken him to all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces and 25 countries.

A freewill offering will be taken.

Emmanuel Baptist Church is located at 229 Walnut Street.

For more information, call 620-382-2447.

Mother’s Day event at Ebenfeld church

A Mother’s Day Christian Endeavor program will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at the Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church, 1498 Kanza Road.

The program will include tributes to mothers, a talk by Leon Scott, director of the Newton Source of Light, and vocal and instrumental music.

The Mennonite Brethren Youth will host a pie and ice cream fund raiser following the program.

The public is invited to attend.

Youth center to hold opening night May 7

Youth in grades six through 12 are invited to the opening night of a new youth center from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Main Street Ministries building, 415. S. Main.

A committee of Hillsboro middle schoolers, spearheaded by eighth-grader Joe Fisher, has been working for several months to prepare a room in the lower level of the north annex of the complex for a weekly youth gathering.

“We’ve been working on it for awhile,” Fisher said. “We’ll have it open every weekend.”

The room houses a foosball table, ping-pong table and snack bar. A movie will likely be shown, Fisher said, and Tabor College football players, including Carson Greenhaw, will lead some outdoor games like Capture the Flag or football.

Volunteers are needed to help with the next event, planned for the following weekend. To volunteer, call Fisher at 947-3696.

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