3 Hillsboro students among KPTS finalists

Three Hillsboro students were among the finalists in the Reading Rainbow Young Writers & Illustrators Contest sponsored by public television station KPTS in Wichita.

Among the 18 first-grade finalists was Kalen Moss; Claire Heyen was one of 18 second-grade finalists; Erin Wiebe was one of 10 third-grade finalists.

Keenan Stultz of Goessel Elementary School won the second-grade competition.

Entries invited for

Goessel garden show

The Town & Country Garden Club invites all gardeners to start planning their entries for Goessel’s Flower & Garden Show to be held June 4-5.

The event will be held at the prep-school building at the Mennonite Heritage Museum in Goessel.

Gardeners of all ages, especially children, are invited to bring entries.

Classification sheets are available at the Keith’s Foods in Goessel (previously Mid-Kansas Co-op). By calling 620-367-2513 and leaving name and address, a sheet will be mailed.

Birthday open house for Millie Soyez Riffel

An open house to celebrate Millie Soyez Riffel’s 85th birthday is planned for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marion.

The event will be hosted by children Phyllis, Hal and Judy, Rich, and Bob and Brenda; grandchildren Kevin, Eric, Jeff and Becky, Michel and Sherry, Brandi and Scott, and Chris; and great-grandchildren Devin, CeCe, Emma, Sydney and Mickelly.

Friends and family are invited to attend. No gifts are requested.

If unable to attend, cards may be sent to 121 Eisenhower Drive, Marion.

Memorial Day meal at Canton Senior Center

A Memorial Day lunch is planned for 11 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the Senior Center in Canton.

The menu includes barbecue beef on a bun, baked beans, macaroni salad, potato salad and cake served with coffee or tea. Hot dogs will be served for kids.

A freewill donation will be taken.

CMBS announces

its summer hours

Summer hours at the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College will be from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday to Thursday, May 23-August 26.

If the archival center is closed and you are in need of assistance, please call Peggy Goertzen at 947-3691, Lois Hiebert at 947-5673 or Raymond Wiebe at 947-2456.

Veterans’ rep to be

in Marion June 7

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, June 7 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 June 7 so all files will be available.

Card shower request for Norman Mueller

The family of Norman E. Mueller of rural Marion is requesting a card shower to honor his 80th birthday June 6.

Since 1939, Mueller has worked at Cardie Oil Co., started by his father and now run by him and his two brothers.

Birthday greetings may be sent to 1944 Navajo, Marion, 66861.
Chat and Dine June 4 at Marion Cty Lake

Marion County Lake residents will meet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, for the Chat and Dine covered-dish dinner at the south Lake Hall.

Seasonal and full-time residents are encouraged to join this monthly gathering of “Laker” neighbors.

Joyce Kellison and Grace Yoder will present “Music and Musings,” a combined program of keyboard melodies and humorous musings.

Other activities include recognizing first-time Chat and Diners and those with birthdays and anniversaries. Both June and July honorees will be recognized this month because the July 2 Chat and Dine will be a cookout and picnic.

The evening will conclude with a drawing for a planter of assorted flowered plants.

Hosting June 4 are Joyce and Richard Kellison, Bob and Gloria Moody and Grace and John Yoder.

Summer programs

at Goessel library

Goessel Public Library invites children and youth to join its free summer reading program, with story hours, prize drawings, programs, crafts and more.

“Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds,” for preschool age through current fifth graders, will be held Wednesday mornings June 15 to July 20. Programming will be at 9 a.m. for preschool, at 10 a.m. for kindergarten to second grade and at 11 a.m. for third to fifth grade.

The library sleepover for third to fifth graders will be held July 20.

“Joust Read,” for current sixth graders and up, will be held Friday mornings June 17 to July 22. The Youth Advisory Group will meet at 9 a.m., followed by programming at 10 a.m. Activities may include a catapult competition, an archery demonstration and a medieval mystery. YAG will help determine prizes and activities.

The library welcomes children of all reading abilities. Children and youth can choose to participate only in reading for the prizes, which begins June 1 and ends July 31.

Registration is requested for planning purposes. For more information or to register, call 620-367-8440.

Library hours are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Saturday Night Life

at fairgrounds May 28

Trinity Mennonite Church of Hillsboro invites those in the community and surrounding area to Saturday Night Life, a contemporary worship experience starting at 8 p.m. May 28 in the pavilion of Marion County Fairgrounds.

The evening will include worship through music, a short meditation and fellowship with neighbors and strangers alike.

Call 947-1756 with questions.

Smash-a-Car! May 29 before demo derby

Trinity and First Youth group will offer an opportunity for destruction and letting out bottled-up frustration with Smash-a-Car! beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29, before the demolition derby at the Marion County Fairgrounds.

One swing of the sledge will cost $1, or get six swings for $5.

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