Card shower to mark

Funk’s 83rd birthday

A card shower is requested for Leona Funk, who will be celebrating her 83rd birthday Oct. 20.

She was married to the late Allen Funk. They celebrated 60 years together.

Cards may be sent to Leona Funk, 208 E. Grand, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Burns church bazaar set for Oct. 22

The Burns United Methodist Church will host its annual supper and auction bazaar starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in Burns.

The supper, served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, will feature beef brisket, turkey and dressing casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn or green beans, Jell-O salad, homemade rolls, pie and coffee or tea.

Freewill donations will be accepted for the meal. A Country Store will offer baked goods and craft items for sale during the meal.

The auction will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Burns Community Building. Handmade items, foods and crafts will be sold. The community building will be open after 4 p.m. to receive items for the auction.

This year’s quilt, made by women of the church, features an appliqued country scene of sunflowers and a rooster on a background of gold and green. It will be on display in the church, with the opportunity to purchase tickets for a drawing for the quilt or 20 gallons of gasoline. The drawing will be at the conclusion of the auction.

Proceeds from the supper and auction will support programs in the church and community.

For more information, contact the church at 620-726-5258 or 620-726-5545.

HES library book fair set for Oct. 17 to 21

Hillsboro Elementary School will host a book fair during the week of Oct. 17 to 21 in the school’s library.

The book fair, open to the public daily from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., will offer a variety of children’s books, posters, activity books, calendars, cook books, gift items and computer CDs.

The fair hours will extend to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, for parent-teacher conference evening.

Profits will go to purchase library materials, Accelerated Reader tests and book prizes for the school reading program.

Alexanderwohl plans Hoops Fest for Oct. 16

Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church of rural Goessel will host a Hoops Fest at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, on the church grounds.

The event is sponsored by the church’s West Chapel Sunday school class, who is raising funds for a basketball court to be placed near the Youth House on the church campus.

A meal of sloppy Joes, fruit salad, chips and dessert will be served by the youth group. Basketball shooting contests for all of ages of men, women and children will follow the meal.

The evening’s entertainment will be provided by the Possum Boys, a bluegrass gospel group of Eric Schrag of Goessel, Brett Klingenburg of Newton, and Derek Klingenburg and Grant Klingenburg of Peabody.

Donations will be accepted. Checks should be made payable to Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church.

In the case of rain, the event will be moved to the church fellowship hall.

Friends of MCC plans Oct. 13 seminar

The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Kansas Friends of Mennonite Central Committee, set for 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Tabor Mennonite Church, three miles south and a mile east of Goessel.

MCC’s theme for the year is “Moving with Compassion.” Robb Davis, new director from the Akron, Penn., MCC office, will share about his work getting relief supplies to underdeveloped countries.

Other speakers will include David Gerber on dealing with crises and riches and Pat Gilliland and Sara Regier on MCC’s new cookbook.

Coffee will be served at 9:30 am., with the morning program starting at 10 a.m.

An offering will be taken for MCC, as well as items for the MCC newborn kits being assembled.

Drinks will be provided, but participants should bring their own sack lunches.

A nursery will also be provided.

Presses rolling again at Peabody Museum

The Peabody Printing Museum will celebrate its grand reopening as a letterpress print shop and working museum with an open house from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16.

The public is invited to stop by for tours, demonstrations and refreshment.

Siblings Beth, Jacob and Joshua Marshall, formerly of Pettigraw, Ark., will explain and demonstrate the printing equipment and give guests a taste of what the printing business was like before computers radically changed the industry.

The Marshalls run graphic design and letterpress printing businesses out of the museum, filling a growing demand for stationery printed on old-time presses using antique typefaces.

The museum originally opened in 1998 through the efforts of longtime Peabody Gazette editor Bill Krause and printer Bill Jackson of Wichita.

For more information, call 620-983-9114.

Farmer’s Breakfast set for Oct. 22 in Goessel

A Farmer’s Breakfast of coffee cake, orange juice and coffee will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Goessel senior center.

Donations will be accepted. The public is invited to attend.

Caution: Construction at St. Luke’s Hospital

Hett Construction began sidewalk construction Oct. 11 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion.

Locations of the construction are near the front entrance and between the clinic and south hospital entrance.

The public should be aware that the hospital parking will be affected and should be cautious when near the construction areas.

Knights plan annual Tootsie Roll drive

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has proclaimed Oct. 14 to 16 as Helping People with Intellectual Disability Days in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus Annual Tootsie Roll Fund Drive.

Members of the Knights of Columbus will be positioned in fronts of banks, stores and churches handing out “specially marked” Tootsie Rolls while seeking donations for the mentally retarded.

In Hillsboro, Knights will be stationed from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15, at Vogt’s HomeTown Market and ALCO Discount Store.

Of the proceeds, 80 percent will be returned to local knights of Columbus council to be donated to institutions of their choice. The remaining 20 percent is used by the State Council of the Knights of Columbus to sponsor the Special Olympic Basketball Tournament held each spring at Fort Hays State university and for religious education of the mentally retarded.

Donations also may be sent to the local Knights of Columbus Council. Make checks payable to Tootsie Roll Program Fund and send them to Gary Chaput, 203 S. Meadowlane, Marion, 66861.

MHS senior Banning wins essay contest

Lindy Banning, a senior at Marion High School, earned second place in the “It’s How You Eat and Move Your Feet” essay contest co-sponsored by the Kansas Action for Healthy Kids and Family Medicine East.

Banning was honored at the ceremony Oct. 8 in Wichita and received a $75 gift certificate.

Centre FFA earns 8th in land-judging event

Centre FFA placed eighth at State Land Judging Oct. 5 in McPherson.

The competition consisted of judging six land sites for the characteristics needed to produce crops, raise cattle or build a home.

Team members were Andy Carlson, Justine Jennings, Kristine Jirak and Joseph Stroda.

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