Auxiliary to extend Friday store hours

The St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary Shoppe, 404 E. Main in Marion, will extend its Friday hours to 5 p.m., effective April 7.

The change was made in response to requests from customers, according to Judy Reno, president of the auxiliary.

The new hours will be noon to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Saturday.

TC invites public to Holy Week services

In observance of Holy Week, Tabor College is inviting the public to attend daily worship services Sunday, April 9, through Wednesday, April 12, in the Historic Church.

The Palm Sunday service will begin at 7 p.m. All other services will begin at 9 p.m.

“The Lent and Easter season is a time when people should come together to celebrate what Christ has accomplished at the cross,” said Steve Lautt, a Tabor College junior from Minot, N.D., a member of college’s worship planning committee.

“It is a celebration of God’s intervention into human history to bring salvation to everyone.”

In addition to Scripture reading and traditional hymns, communion will also be served Wednesday evening.

“It’s our hope that these services will be a real blessing to the Hillsboro area.”

Featured speakers will include: Gaylord Goertzen, pastor of Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church; Steve Schroeder, pastor of Parkview MB Church; and Bruce Porter, pastor of Hillsboro MB Church.

Centre announces early dismissals

Centre USD 397 will be changing dismissal times for several days in the upcoming days.

All schools will dismiss 15 minutes earlier than normal on Monday, April 10. The elementary school will dismiss at 3:08 p.m. and the high school at 3:15 p.m. Centre High School will be hosting a forensics meet that day.

School will be dismissed at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, April 13 for an afternoon teacher in-service. School will not be in session Friday, April 14.

Victorian ‘fling’ set for April 29-30

Three Sisters Victorian Tea and Treasures in Canton is planning its second annual Victorian Spring Fling for the last weekend of April.

The event has been expanded to two days: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30.

Entertainment includes a buffet lunch, vintage displays, trunk show, Victorian rituals, a festival of tea tables, a scrapbook history display, a program on Victorian wedding traditions and cake tops (on Saturday only) and a vintage wedding display covering the past 100 years.

The featured event is a Victorian fashion show, including gowns from 1840-1900 with narration.

The cost of a full day’s entertainment is $20 per person by advance reservation. For more information call 620-628-4484.

Library discussion group to gather

The Hillsboro Public Library book discussion group will meet at 9 a.m., Friday, April 7 in the library. “Snow Falling on Cedars” is the book being discussed.

Tabor music senior plans April 9 recital

Jennifer Hope, a senior music education student at Tabor College, will present her senior vocal recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in the Chapel-Auditorium, located in the H.W. Lohrenz Building.

The first half of her recital will feature foreign-language pieces, and the second half will feature English pieces.

“Some of the better known composers I will be performing are Vivaldi, Brahms, Britten, Bernstein, Bach and Martini,” said Hope, a native of McPherson.

Hope will also perform more contemporary pieces, including “If I Were a Bell” from “Guys and Dolls” and “Stars and the Moon” from “Songs for a New World.”

Amy Tolle, also a senior music education major, will perform a duet with Hope.

Following graduation, Hope plans to pursue conducting choir at either the junior high or high school level.

Free screening for children April 11

Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children from birth through 5 years old on Tuesday, April 11, in at Marion Christian Church, 140 N. Elm St..

Appointments will be available from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The screening will assess development in the cognitive, social-emotional, motor and speech/language areas. Vision, hearing, and nutrition will also be checked.

The process usually takes about one hour for a child to complete.

All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary. by calling 1-877-878-4519, ext. 117.

Button designs wanted by May 1

Peabody’s July Fourth Celebration Society has announced that entries for the annual button contest must be submitted by May 1.

The contest is open to everyone. The button design must be hand drawn-no clip art-and fit into a 21/4-inch circle.

It must include three colors: red, blue and black and must contain the words “Peabody,” “2006” and “4th Fest” or “4th of July.”

The designer of the winning entry will receive $25.

Designs must be submitted by the deadline to Peabody July 4th Celebration Society, P. O. Box 74, Peabody, KS 66866. On the back of the design, entrants should include their name and phone number.

For more information call Kristi at 620-983-2589.

Hillsboro library offering small treat

In recognition of National Library Week, April 2-8, Hillsboro Public Library staff invite patrons to visit the library this week for a small treat because “Reading is a ‘hole’ lot of fun.”

Patrons are encouraged to check out books from a number of displays in the library. In addition, they can take see recent changes made and currently in progress in the children’s and adult reading areas.

Holy Week services at Parkview MB

Services are scheduled four days next week to celebrate the Easter season at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro.

Worship services will be held on Palm Sunday, April 9, at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. the sanctuary, and Sunday school will meet at 9:45 a.m.

A quiet time to reflect on the suffering of Christ will be held Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.

The following day, Friday, April 14, the public is invited to come and go between noon and 1 p.m. for a time of quiet and personal prayer in the sanctuary. At 7 p.m., a communion and foot-washing service will be held in the church’s activity center.

Easter worship services will be held Sunday, April 16, at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., and Sunday School will meet at 9:45 a.m.

Chat ‘n Dine meets for potluck April 1

Chat and Dine members and guests spent the evening renewing old friendships and making new ones at the season opening potluck dinner Saturday, April 1, in the South Lake Hall at Marion County Lake.

About three dozen people attended.

Hosting the season opener were Judy and Wayne Rena, Grace and John Yoder, Wilma Gilmer and Neysa Eberhard.

Healing food focus of next Farmerettes

The Farmerettes will be meeting at 2 p.m., Monday, April 10, in the home of Helen McMinn, 204 S. Cedar, Hillsboro.

Nellie Jost will present a lesson on the topic, “The Power of Healing Food.” Roll call will be an old-fashioned home remedy.

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