Card shower request for Mueller’s 85th

The family of Maxine Mueller of Tampa requests a card shower to celebrate her 85th birthday Feb. 20.

She was born Feb. 20, 1921, to Frank and Neita Haynes. In 1943 she was married to Werner “Bing” Mueller. They owned and operated a dairy farm north of Tampa before he died in 1982.

She has eight children, Mike and Sharon Mueller of Olathe, Jim and Nancy Mueller of Wichita, Richard and Susan Mueller of Mentor, Ed and Barb Mueller and Gary and Nancy Hawkes, all of Salina, Alan and Cindy Mueller of Assaria, and Ronald and Kaylene Mueller and Donald and Francie Mueller, all of Tampa; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Cards may be sent to her at 1216 350th Road, Tampa, KS 67483.

Hillsboro FFA plans breakfast Feb. 18

The Hillsboro FFA is holding a community breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Hillsboro Senior Center.

Admission is free but donations are welcomed at this National FFA Week event.

HES 1st, 2nd graders to offer ‘Lemonade!’

First- and second-graders at Hillsboro Elementary School will present the musical “Lemonade!” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the high-school auditorium.

The public is invited to attend.

Florence churches plan benefit supper

Members of the Methodist, Catholic and Christian churches of Florence are sponsoring a benefit soup supper at 5 p.m. Feb. 19 at the American Legion in Florence.

The event will raise funds by donation for the medical bills of Gary Harper of Florence, who has battled cancer for more than a year.

The meal will include chili and vegetable beef and chicken noodle soups, plus desserts and beverages.

The event will also feature ongoing auctions of cakes and other pastries.

The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Twilah Williams at 620-878-4237.

Possum Boys to play Feb. 18 in Tampa

The Tampa Community Association will host an evening of entertainment with the Possum Boys, local bluegrass musicians, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Tampa Senior Center.

Desserts will be served throughout the evening. Child care will be provided.

Cost is $5 per person or $8 per couple. Reservations are appreciated but not required.

For more information, call Mary Ann at 785-965-2692 or Carole at 785-965-2639.

Special ed co-op board to meet

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 in the MCSEC conference room, 302 W. Eighth, Florence.

Book lovers: Sign up for new book club

Book club rookie Shelley Plett of Hillsboro is in search of a group of fellow book-lovers to form a fun, casual monthly book club.

To sign up for a no-obligation planning meeting, contact Plett at 947-3967 or plett@mygalaxyexpress.com.

Women’s fair set for Feb. 17-19

The eighth annual Wichita Women’s Fair will be held Feb. 17-19 at Century II.

In addition to 385 exhibitors, the fair will feature continuous stage entertainment, including appearances by Doug Wilson, a designer on TLC’s hit TV show “Trading Spaces,” national country-singing champion Heather Shelley, jazz stylist Donna Tucker and Canadian singer-songwriter Daniel Powter.

New this year is the Eric Fisher Salon and Cosmetic Cafe, which will provide haircuts and consultations for a $15 donation as a benefit for the children of Heartspring.

Back by popular demand will be health screenings, food samplings, cooking demonstrations and fashion and fitness shows.

Those attending also will find information about education and investments, hobbies and entertainment as well as unique shopping opportunities for jewelry, clothing, gifts, cosmetics, skin care products, home decor, gourmet foods and health products.

Experts will be on hand to discuss such topics as retirement planning, investments, debt management, saving for college, computers, homebuying, career planning and home improvement.

International speaker Marian Madonia will give a business workshop from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday titled “From Survivor to Thriver” at a cost of $44.95 in advance and $49.95 at the door. To register, call 316-838-6895.

Fair hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children 6 to 12. Children 5 and under are free.

To facilitate free parking, the “Party Bus” will operate from Lawrence-Dumont Stadium throughout the fair and bring attendees right to the door.

For more information, visit www.womensfair.com or call 316-267-5303.

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