Reception for new Emmanuel pastor

Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion will be hosting a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, to welcome its new pastor Joshua Wesner, wife Lisa and their daughter, Abby. Refreshments will be served.

The community is invited to attend.

Work day set for Lincolnville center

The city of Lincolnville is asking residents to volunteer for a work day Saturday, Jan. 21, to help complete the new community center.

The event will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but City Clerk Jane Pigorsch said volunteers are welcome to come for whatever time they can donate, even if it’s an hour.

If weather allows, exterior tasks include painting and adding cedar beams to the front porch.

Regardless of the weather, interior tasks will include laying floor tile, setting plumbing fixtures, installing vanities and other plumbing and electrical projects.

Anyone who has a trowel, tile cutter or utility knife are invited to bring them. Paint brushes will be provided.

Having a volunteer finish carpenter on hand would be helpful for adding door and window trim, Pigorsch said.

Anyone wanting more information can call Pigorsch at 620-924-5208, or leave a voice message if she is not in.

Moran to visit Hillsboro Jan. 26

Congressman Jerry Moran will visit Marion County next week during his 10th annual Big First Listening Tour.

Moran is visiting communities in each of the 69 counties of the First Congressional District and will be in Hillsboro next Thursday, Jan. 26.

Moran will be at the Hillsboro City Building, 118 E. Grand, beginning at 10 a.m.

During the tour, Moran will travel more than 5,000 miles to visit with area residents.

Library book group to meet Jan. 20

The Hillsboro Public Library book discussion group will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the library.

This month’s book is “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe” by Fannie Flagg.

It is not necessary to have read the book to attend the discussion, nor is it necessary to attend the discussion in order to read or reserve a copy of the book to read.

For more information, call the library at 620-947-3827.

It’s storytime again at Hillsboro library

The next session of storytime at the Hillsboro Public Library will begin Jan. 18 and 19.

Forty-five-minute sessions of book reading, activities, and crafts are available for 3-year-olds through kindergartners.

Sign-up has now begun with an option of three different times.

Classes are offered from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.Thursdays.

There is a limit of 12 children per class and a $3 registration fee for the entire three-month session.

Come in or call the library at 620-947-3827 to enroll.

Hillsboro FFA plans blood drive Jan. 24

The Hillsboro FFA will sponsor a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Hillsboro Middle School gym.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or contact local blood drive chair, Tim Kilgore, at 620-947-3991.

Hymn sing Jan. 22 in Wohlgemuth

The January community hymn sign will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center lobby.

Jonah Kliewer will provide leadership.

Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend.

Delta Kappa Gamma talks technology

The Alpha Omega chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met Jan. 7 at the Goessel Civic Center Community Room.

Hostesses were Carol Duerksen, Mary Regier and Helen Reznicek.

President Pauline Holub calling the meeting to order with 17 members and two guests in attendance. Anita Boese gave the devotional.

Joyce Loewen presented a program on technology used in the Hillsboro school district. She was assisted by daughter Lynn Lawler, who shared ways she uses technology in her business classes at Remington High School.

The next meeting will be held March 4 at Butler of Marion.

Tampa Senior Center to host bingo night

Bingo night will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Tampa Senior Center.

Players are asked to bring quarters to play and a snack to share. The Tampa Community Association will furnish tea and coffee.

The public is invited to attend.

Lions Club to host pancake feed Jan. 21

The Hillsboro Lions Club Annual Pancake Feed will be held from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Hillsboro Senior Center.

All profits will go to Hillsboro’s Main Street Ministries for special projects.

Current needs at MSM include remodeling the old ambulance entrance due to safety risks, building sidewalks behind the apartments and installing emergency and exit lights in hallways.

Donation checks may be made payable to Main Street Ministries for tax purposes.

The public is invited to attend.

KMMC recruiting chorus members

The Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus is recruiting members for the 37th year of its chorus ministry. The first rehearsal will be Feb. 19.

Every dollar raised through free-will donations at concerts go toward world wide relief through the Mennonite Central Committee. The group motto is “We sing that others may live.”

Concerts for the year are scheduled for April 9 in Memorial Hall at Bethel College in N. Newton and April 23 in Presser Hall at Bethany College in Lindsborg. An east coast tour is scheduled for early August.

Members join because of a desire and love for singing, enjoyment of fellowship, concern for the hungry of the world and a desire to communicate the Christian faith through singing.

If interested in being a member, call Jack Mace at 620-669-0558 or Norman L. Yoder at 785-227-3538.

Mark IV quartet to lead service Jan. 22

The Mark IV quartet from the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church will lead 7 p.m. worship service Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church near Goessel.

Members of the quartet are Robert Loewen, Ray Franz, Kenneth Jost and Marvin Ratzlaff. Ratzlaff also serves as the pianist.

The public is invited to attend.

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