HHS students to sing in district choirs

Eleven Hillsboro High School Choir students will be singing in the South Central District honor choirs on Saturday, Dec. 3.

The Honors Mixed Chorus concert will be at 3:30 p.m. in Wiedemann Hall on the campus of Wichita State University.

Students in this choir are Darren Enns, Thad Holmes, Laura Lindsay, Maria Loewen, Clinton Schneider, Michael Suderman, Tyler Suderman, Aaron Stepanek, Kelsey Unruh and David Vogel.

Singing in the Women’s Chorus at 4 p.m. is Elissa Richert.

The public is invited to attend.

Centre FFA cleans up at Leadership School

The Centre FFA par-law teams made a clean sweep at the South Central District Leadership School Nov. 10 at Moundridge.

The Greenhands finished first with team members Brandon Albrecht, Nathan Barney, Nick Cole, Kacey Hanchu, Konley Harding and James Weber.

The Greenhand ritual team of Brandon Albrecht, Canh Antoszyk, Nick Cole, Kacey Hanchu, Ben Krause and James Weber placed fifth.

The senior par-law team of Gloria Belton, Steven Hageberg, Kristine Jirak, Jackie Klenda, Tad Remy and Julie Rziha placed first and will advance to state competition in June.

The senior ritual team of Jackie Klenda, Gloria Belton, Kristine Jirak, Julie Rziha, Nellie Hill and Allie Will finished fifth out of 15.

The team of Gloria Belton, Nellie Hill, Kristine Jirak, Jackie Klenda, Julie Rziha, and Jo Terwilliger placed second on the leadership information test.

Individually, Kristine Jirak placed first, Jackie Klenda second, and Julie Rziha ninth on the test.

Gloria Belton was named master ritual vice president and Canh Antoszyk master ritual Greenhand secretary.

The senior team combined scores from par-law, ritual and information test to win first overall.

In the creed speaking competition, Konley Harding placed fifth and Nathan Barney placed seventh.

Tree lighting Nov. 27 at Marion city park

A Christmas tree lighting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at Marion City Park.

The event includes candle lighting and Christmas carol singing. Pastor Carl Helm will give a Christmas meditation. The high school brass ensemble will play Christmas carols.

Hot chocolate will be served at the gazebo.

Novak celebrating 50 years of vet work

Robert L. Novak of Lost Springs is celebrating 50 years of veterinary practice with a come-and-go reception from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at “Doc’s house,” 2164 340th St.

Friends and former clients are invited to attend. For information, call the Novaks at 785-983-4803.

Harvey Cty. offering 3 more flu-shot dates

The Harvey County Health Department will hold its last three flu-shot clinics of the season this month.

The first will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at Hesston Mennonite Church, 309 S. Main.

The second will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the Harvey County Health Department, 316 Oak St., Newton.

The third will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at the Harvey County Health Department.

All clinics are on a walk-in basis.

Flu shots are $20 and are covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Those covered under those plans need to present their card at the clinic. All others will need to pay by cash or check.

For more information, call 316-283-1637.

Friends tree lighting Nov. 28 in Marion

The Friends of Hospice will hold a Tree of Life lighting ceremony at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28, at Central Park in Marion.

Ceremonies will also be conducted Nov. 29 at the Harvey County Courthouse in Newton and Dec. 1 at the McPherson County Courthouse in McPherson.

Each brief ceremony will begin with special music provided by local choral groups.

Refreshments will be served afterward at a nearby host church.

A tree at each site will be lit in honor of living loved ones and in memory of deceased loved ones. It will remain lit throughout the holiday season.

The project also raises needed funds for non-profit hospice care.

Call Central Homecare at 800-301-9499 to receive a flyer explaining the Tree of Life program and including a tear-off portion for sending a suggested $20 donation to have a loved ones name listed in the name book located by each tree. Additional names can be added for $10 each. With a $50 donation, the donor will also receive a hand-painted, decorative wood heart ornament. Donations are accepted throughout the holiday season and the name books are updated weekly.

Twelve area businesses made this project possible and are listed on the back of the flyer. Expenses are covered by the sponsors and all donated dollars go directly into patient care and support for families.

Centre FFA takes 2nd at Food Science CDE

A Centre FFA team placed second in Food Science Career Development Event Nov. 19 in Ark City.

Team members included Gloria Belton, who placed fourth individually, Brooke Carlson, who placed sixth individually, Christa Pretz and Matthew Kopietz.

The Food Science CDE consists of four parts: general food science test, aromas test, triangle test and food safety test.

Hymn sing Nov. 27 in TC’s Wohlgemuth

A community hymn sing will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center on the Tabor College campus in Hillsboro.

Brad Vogel will direct songs of Thanksgiving and advent.

Schaeffler House to be open Nov. 26

The William F. Schaeffler House Museum will hold a special holiday open house from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26.

The house will be authentically decorated and will feature an old-fashioned Christmas tree decorated with ornaments and candles from the Edwardian period (1901-1910).

Of special interest will be new collection objects recently donated to the house by Keith and Susan Ebel, members of the Schaeffler family. These will include oil paintings, dishes, a brass bed and numerous other items original to the house in the 1920s but not seen in the house for many years.

The dining room will be set with the now-enhanced set of dishes owned by the Schaeffler family.

Staff and volunteers will be on hand to point out the new objects in the house, some of which were presents from one family member to another.

The open house is being sponsored by the new Friends of the Hillsboro Museums.

The event is free to public; donations will be accepted. For more information, call 947-3775.

LTCU, Emprise Bank sponsoring angel tree

Hillsboro Community Medical Center Long Term Care Unit and Emprise Bank are once again jointly sponsoring the Silver Angel Tree in the lobby of Emprise Bank.

Silver Angels are local residents over age 55, who need a little cheer at Christmas, according to organizers. They may be low-income, need a little help this year, or perhaps they will be alone this Christmas.

To suggest a name, contact Gayla Ratzlaff at HCMC LTCU or Brenda Byrd at Emprise Bank. To adopt an angel, stop by Emprise Bank.

Gift suggestions are given for the Silver Angels. Gifts need to be returned to Emprise Bank by Dec. 19 for distribution.

The Silver Angel Tree project is now in its fifth year.
RC offers Red Cross babysitter training

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission invites youth ages 10 to 14 to participate in an American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Course at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 in the Hillsboro Elementary School Media Center.

The two-day course will provide participants with information and skills to become a safe and responsible babysitter, including practice in first aid and rescue breathing.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants age 11 and older will receive an American Red Cross course completion certificate.

Cost is $20 and will include training materials for each participant to keep. Class is limited to the first 20 paid participants. Registration deadline is at 5 p.m. Dec. 5 or when the class is full.

Registration forms are available at Hillsboro Middle School or City Hall or online at www.cityofhillsboro.net/rec.html.

For more information, call HRC at 947-3490.

Baltzer to perform with SC choir Dec. 4

Katie Baltzer of Hillsboro is involved in the A Cappella Choir of Southwestern College in Winfield and will be performing in an upcoming Christmas concert.

The A Cappella Choir and SC Singers will present their Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in Richardson Auditorium in the Christy Administration Building.

The concert also will be Webcast at www.moundbuilder.com.

Admission is free of charge and the public is invited to attend.

For more information, contact Lou Tharp at 620-229-6272.

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