Kelly named HCMC scholarship winner

Jessica Kelly, a 2006 graduate of Hillsboro HIgh School, has been awarded a $500 scholarship by Hillsboro Community Medical Center.

The scholarship program began in 1993 and is awarded each year to an HHS graduate who is pursuing a health-related career.

Kelly is the daughter of Marisa Root and Michael Kelly and plans to attend Tabor College, majoring in pre-med and biology.

Reception to honor Eileen Butler

The public is invited to a reception to honor Eileen Butler’s 38 years of teaching at Unified School District 410.

The event will meet 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at Hillsboro Elementary School library.

CMBS announces summer hours

The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies on the campus of Tabor College began its summer hours Monday.

The hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, and will continue through Aug. 25.

If research assistance is needed when the center is closed, call Peggy Goertzen at 947-3691 or Raymond Wiebe at 947-2456.

Church plans trip to aid Katrina area

Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church is organizing a community-wide relief project this summer to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Volunteers would leave Hillsboro in rented vans at 3 a.m. Monday, July 17, and return at around 3 a.m., Monday, July 24. A reconstruction team will be sent to Kiln, Miss., and a clean-up team to Gretna, La.

The project, “We Still Care,” is seen by organizers as a follow-up to the “We Care” project last fall that generated five semi-truck loads of goods to Katrina victims in Louisiana.

Participation is open to adults as well as teens age 16 to 18 who are accompanied by a parent.

The cost to participate is $50; most on-site expenses will be covered by Samaritan’s Purse.

For more information, call pastor Steve Schroeder at 947-2338. Space is limited.

Community hymn sing set for May 24

A community hymn sing is planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, in the sanctuary of First Mennonite Church, Hillsboro.

The public is invited to reflect on the themes of the Ascension of Christ and Pentecost. Jonah Kliewer will led the event.

Three area seniors feted at Topeka

Three area seniors were selected to attend the 23rd annual Governor’s Scholars Award Program May 7 in Topeka.

The recognition ceremony honors the top academic 1 percent of Kansas high school seniors. Scholars are selected from accredited public and private schools in the state.

Invited to the ceremony were Jackie Klenda of Centre High School, Rose Davidson of Marion High School and Robert Jost of Hillsboro High School.

“These high school seniors have show dedication in their studies and a commitment to learning,” said Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. “They’ve earned this honor, and I want to congratulate all of them on this achievement.

This program is coordinated for the governor by the Confidence in Kansas Public Education task Force and funded by donations from the Kansas Bankers Association and other private businesses in Kansas.

DKG Society meets in Hillsboro May 6

The Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met May 6 at the Wiebe Media Center at Hillsboro High School.

The program featured a presentation by Sonja Koslowsky about the 12 founders of Delta Cappa Gamma.

Installed as officers for the next two years were Anita Boese, president; Rowena Olsen, first vice president; Terri Klenda, second vice president; Ruth Hamm, recording secretary; Koslowsky, treasurer.

Jeanine Bateman was initiated as a new member . Hostesses were Viola Gossen, Mildred Karnowski and Jan Terman.

Canton woman to walk in KC event

Jennifer Boesker of Canton, will join thousands of other walkers at the Kansas City Breast Cancer 3-Day benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Philanthropic Trust.

Participants will walk 60 miles during three days to raise breast cancer awareness and to raise money for research and community outreach programs.

“I decided to participate in the Breast Cancer 3-Day because breast cancer has been apart of my life as it has so many others in our area,” Boesker said. “My great-grandmother had breast cancer as well as my aunt. I have also had many family members recently lose their lives to other types of cancer.”

The Breast Cancer 3-Day in Kansas City will start Sept. 15 with closing ceremonies Sept. 17.

In order to participate, each walker must train for the event and must commit to raising a minimum of $2,200.

Donations to help Boesker reach her financial goal can be made online at www.the3day.org/ KansasCity06/jenniferboesker.

Florence recruiting teams for tourney

The Florence PRIDE Committee, along with Keystone Light, is looking for teams to enter the first Softball Around the Clock Tournament June 9-11.

Men’s Open USSSA rules will apply. Each team will be provided a cup and bracelet. Team camping spots are available on a first-come basis. A full-service concession stand and a public pool is located nearby. To register by June 6 call 620-878-4567, 620-382-0430 or 620-878-4332.

Discussion planned on ‘DaVinci Code’

The public is invited to the showing of “The DaVinci Code Deception” a satellite television program from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 24, in Olde Towne Underground, the basement coffee house at the restaurant.

The program address issues raised by “The DaVinci Code,” best-selling book by Dan Brown recently released as a movie. A time of informal discussion will follow the television program.

Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church and Olde Towne Restaurant are organizing the free event. Seating is limited. Coffee and light snacks will be available.

The children’s game room will be closed during the program.

3 services planned for Memorial Day

Annual Memorial Day ceremonies are planned at three locations in the Florence-Cedar Point area.

The first service begins at 9:30 a.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery with Father Hien Nguyen presiding.

A service at Cedar Point Cemetery will begin at 10 a.m. with Pastor David Glass of the Community Church leading it.

At 11:10 a.m. a service is planned at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence with Pastor BethAnn Black of the Florence-Aulne United Methodist Church officiating.

At about 11:23 a.m., the 127th Refueling Squadron from the Kansas Air National Guard at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita will conduct a flyover.

Funk certified by Salina Area Tech

Jason Funk of Hillsboro was certified May 14 as a graduate of Salina Area Technical School, having completed a commercial arts program.

The ceremony, which included 127 students, was at the Bicentennial Center in Salina.

Club members clean ditches

Stained-glass artisan Kenny Buckbee of Lyons will provide the program for the Chat and Dine Club potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in South Lake Hall at Marion County Lake.

Buckbee creates designs for sun catchers, lamp shades and windows. He will explain the process and display his creations.

Agenda items will include recognition of birthdays and anniversaries, drawing for the rent-subsidy drawing and info about the July cookout.

A stained-glass lampshade created by the daughter of Teenie Williams has been donated for the June drawing.

It is on display at Central Park Antiques Emporium, Marion, until June 2.

P.E.O Chapters meets May 15

The P.E.O Chapter DB met May 15 at the Marion Christian Church with Lenore Dieter, Joyce Smith and Ruth Viets serving as hostesses.

Chaplain Debi Darrow led a memorial service following the business meeting.

The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., June 12, at the home of Judy Mills.

Harper earns associate degree

Tiffany (Johnson) Harper of Cheney graduated this month from Pratt Community College with an associate degree in nursing.

She is employed as a registered nurse in the new life center at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, Wichita.

Harper is the daughter of Sam Johnson of Marion and Paula Edwards of Halstead.

Canton center open this weekend

The Canton Senior Center will be open during Memorial Day weekend for people to visit.

The hours will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, and 11 a.m. to an unannounced time on Monday.

The center will be serving beef burgers, potato salad, baked beans, macaroni salad, cake, coffee and tea. Donations would be appreciated.

Club members clean ditches

Marion County Lake members of the Chat and Dine Club picked up 18 bags of trash May 17 from the ditches along Upland Road.

Participating in the cleanup were Paul Atwater, Dwight and Helen Beckham, Don and Carol Kirchmer, Dick Pracht, Jerry Richardson and John Yoder.

Joining the group of the wrap-up session were Sally Atwater and Marie Waltman of El Dorado.

Card shower requested for Klein

The children of Gladys Klein invite friends and relatives to send cards in recognition of her 90th birthday May 24.

The children are Jerry and Joyce Olsen and Ralph and Barb Klein, all of Marion.

Cards may be sent to 200 Eisenhower Drive, Room 101, Marion, KS 66861.

Sixth-grader earns full scholarship

Thane Hurst, a sixth-grader at Peabody-Burns Elementary School, has received a full scholarship to the Future Astronauts Training Program at the Hutchinson Cosmosphere.

Hurst wrote an essay on the topic, “How will your participation in the Future Astronaut Training Program help you contribute to the future of space exploration?”

He will be attending the camp June 5-10. He is the some of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Hurst and the grandson of Sandy and the late Quentin Entz, all of Peabody.

Legion exec to speak at Hillsboro

David Warnken, national executive committeeman for the American Legion, will be the featured speaker at the annual Memorial Day program in Hillsboro.

The program will begin at 10 a.m. in Memorial Park. Rod Koons will sing and Lewis Hagen will play the trumpet.

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