Happenings (April 28, 2010)

Hillsboro Cleanup Week continues

The annual cleanup week in Hillsboro continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday.

The goal, a city spokesperson said, is for residents of Hillsboro to dispose of extra trash and tree limbs, but there are a few exceptions.

Appointments are not necessary because items will be collected on the same day as trash is picked up, and it?s a one-time only collection.

After spring cleanup week, branches will no longer be collected. Concrete will not be picked up and hazardous materials need to be disposed of at the city?s recycling center, in the 100 block of North Birch from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

The city tree dump will be open during cleanup week and residents are asked to use the compost site at its new location on North Adams for grass clippings, shrubs, leaves, corn stalks and dead flowers. Leaves and grass clippings will not be picked up, a city spokesperson said.

Officials are also urging residents not to overfill trash barrels or polycarts since many times only one person will be doing the lifting.

Residents must pay $2.50 each for car tires and $6 each for pickup truck tires in advance before they will be collected. Although there is no charge for appliances, city officials ask that residents call in advance to schedule a pickup time.

For more information, call 620-947-3162.

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CHS banquet is planned May 11

Centre High School?s academic and athletic banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, in the Centre gymnasium.

A potluck supper is planned. People with last names A-M will bring a meat dish and dessert and those with last names N-Z will bring a meat dish and salad. Everyone is asked to bring their own table service.

Drinks, rolls and butter will be provided by school officials.

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Tabor home band concert is Sunday

The Tabor College Sym?phonic Band will perform in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 2, in the Chapel Auditorium, located on the second floor of the H.W. Lohrenz Building on the main campus.

The band, under the direction of Richard Cantwell, professor of instrumental music, is comprised of students from all areas of study. It is concluding a recent tour of Kansas and Nebraska.

The program features a number of well-known works including ?Ave Maria,? ?Beautiful Savior,? ?Carnival of Venice? and the ?Fanfare Prelude on Ode to Joy.?

The Flute Ensemble, Trom?bone Choir and Pep Band also will perform.

Marion County students performing include: Darren Enns, trombone, string bass; Caleb Phillips, bassoon; Elissa Richert, contrabass clarinet; Aaron Stepanek, trumpet and timpani; Kelsey Unruh, alto saxophone; and David Vogel, trombone and claves.

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Men?s chorus to sing at Lindsborg

The second of two spring concerts featuring the Kansas Men?nonite Men?s Chorus will be at 7 p.m. Sunday,?May 2, at Presser Hall on the campus of Bethany College in Lindsborg.

The concerts support the worldwide relief and development ministry of Mennonite Central Committee through donation.

The first concert was April 25 at Bethel College, North Newton.

The 350-voice chorus, in its 42nd season and under the direction of Greg Bontrager, has raised more than $500,000 for MCC over the past 41 years.

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Relay for Life fundraiser today

Marion County Relay for Life organizers are encouraging people to eat at Wendy?s, 812 East D. St., Hillsboro, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today (April 28) as part of a fundraising effort.

During that three hours, Wendy?s will donate 20 percent of all sales to the local Relay for Life organization.

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TC honors recital planned for May 4

A variety of vocal and instrumental music will be presented by a select group of student performers during the Tabor College Honors Recital, beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, in the Chapel-Auditorium, located in the H.W. Lohrenz Building on the main campus.

Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

The program will showcase students who have shown growth as musical performers, including many who have been recognized at the state and regional level by the Kansas Music Educators Association and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Performers include: vocalists Clarissa Berglund, soprano; Hanna Bishop, soprano; Aaron Stepanek, bass, and David Vogel, tenor; instrumentalists Mary Goering, violin, and Megan Souter, flute; pianists Ben Heyen, Maria Loewen, Emily Olson and Naomi Toews.

The students are instructed by Brad Vogel, professor of choral music; Sheila Litke, associate professor of piano and piano pedagogy; and Holly Swartzendruber, adjunct instructor of voice.

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Centre Elementary program Thursday

Centre Elementary School will have its Spring Music and Physical Education Program at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in the gymnasium.

This year?s program, ?Going Green,? will include fifth and sixth grade band students performing ?On Wisconsin,? ?Attack of the Slide Trombones,? ?Castles and Dragons? and ?The Tempest.?

Kindergarten through sixth grade students will perform a variety of songs, along with taking part in several physical education games and demonstrations.

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Chat and Dine Club to host potluck

The Marion County Park and Lake Chat and Dine Club is hosting its next potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at the lake hall.

?We plan to have Steve Hudson, park and lake superintendent, bring us an update on what’s happening at the lake,? said Paul White, one of the club organizers.

Club members and guests are welcome to attend.

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