Hillsboro sets dates for Clean-up Week

The city of Hillsboro will sponsor its annual Clean-up Week Monday through Friday, April 21-28.

Items that residents want the city to haul away should be at curbside by 8 a.m. No appointments will be accepted.

The city tree dump will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week for tree branches. The compost pile is available for grass clippings, shrubs, leaves, dead flowers and corn stalks.

Residents who want the city to haul away old appliances and tires need to pay the required fee in advance.

For more information or to make arrangements, call 947-3162.

Reception to honor Connee Willis

A reception is being planned from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, to honor Connee Willis upon her resignation as director of the Hillsboro Senior Center and director of its nutrition program.

In appreciation for her work, the center is preparing a money tree to present to her.

The public, especially senior citizens. are invited to came to the reception.

Friends choir will sing at Parkview

The Friends University Concert Choir will be performing at 3 p.m. Sunday at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro.

The public is invited to attend. Donations will be accepted at the door.

GHS style show set for 7 p.m., April 24

The public is invited to a style show featuring clothes made by students in the Goessel High School Family and Consumer Science Department at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 24.

Under the direction of teacher and adviser Ruth Goertzen, the show will also feature prom dresses from the 1970s and this year’s prom.

Dinner to address breast cancer

The Marion County Health Department is sponsoring a free dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, that will feature Kathleen Craig, nurse practitioner, speaking on the topic of early detection of breast cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, one out of eight women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. The disease is the leading cause of death for women between the ages of 40 and 55.

The MCHD’s Early Detection Works program offers detection information and options.

To make a reservation for the free dinner and program, call the department at 620-382-2550 or 800-305-8848. The event is made possible by the Avon Foundation.

Tour de Florence planned for June 4

The annual Tour de Florence 40-mile mountain-bike is planned for Saturday, June 4.

The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. Participants are to meet at the Florence baseball field for check-in and a packet. Food will be provided at the end of the ride at the ball field.

Included in the $30 registration fee is a souvenir T-shirt.

Also planned is a 5-mile Family Fun Ride, which includes one SAG stop, but the T-shirt is not included in the $5 registration.

T-shirts are available for $10 each for anyone who wants one. The Family Fun Ride start time is 12:30 p.m.

More information about past races, as well as a registration form for this year’s race, are available at www.florenceks. com/Tour.html or call 620-878-4217.

Registrations must be received by May 22 to fill T-shirt orders and prepare SAG supplies. A late fee of $5 will be added after that date.

GES to present spring program

Students in kindergarten through Grade 3 at Goessel Elementary School will present the “Stone Soup” musical as their spring program at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the GES gymnasium.

The musical is based on the familiar children’s story of travelers who visit Old Town and teach the townspeople about sharing and enjoying the people around them by making stone soup together.

Third-grade students will be featured as main characters in small ensembles, as soloists and as instrumentalists. Students in kindergarten through second grade will present class songs.

Marcia Brubaker will direct the program and Mary Schmidt will be the accompanist.

Arboretum plans members’ plant sale

Members of Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston can attend the early-bird members-only plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22.

The sale features more than 200 varieties of native wildflowers, grasses, trees, and shrubs. Members receive a 10 percent discount at this event.

For more information call 620-327-8127.

Kansas Native Plant Society is a co-sponsor of this event.

Marion library plans movie night

Marion City Library is offering a family movie and popcorn night at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 20.

The pubic is welcome to attend. For more information call the library at 620-382-2442.

Historical re-enactor set for fund-raiser

The Hillsboro Senior Center is planning a fund-raiser for April 27 at the Center.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by a program of historical drama presented by Frank Pekarek, a re-enactor of the Civil War era.

Brian and Robin (Unruh) Pekarek will provide dinner music.

Tickets for the event are available at the Senior Center.

Canadian choir to present concert

The Canadian Mennonite University Singers from Winnipeg, Man., will sing at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25.

The public is invited to hear the 50-voice choir that includes singers from Canada, the United States and Germany.

Parents can help with TAPP

Parents of juniors and seniors at Hillsboro High School are invited to help decorate for the 2006 Trojan After Prom Party Monday through Friday, April 17-21, at the Marion County Fair 4-H building.

Volunteers are also need to help clean up April 23. A light lunch will be served.

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