Happenings (April 29, 2009)


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A card shower is being requested by the family of Laura Slocombe of Peabody who is celebrating her 95th birthday.

She was born May 6, 1914, and graduated from Peabody High School in 1932. She was married for 67 years until her husband?s death in 2001.

The couple have three children, two living in Peabody and one in Abilene.

Family members grateful for cards and well wishes are children Ed Slocombe, Warren Slocombe, Elaine Sears, along with six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Cards may be sent to her at: Legacy Park, 407 Locust, Peabody, KS 66866.


Benefit concert set Sunday in Goessel


A benefit organ and piano concert will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in Goessel.

Stephen Vincent, accompanist for the Kansas Mennonite Men?s Chorus will perform. All net proceeds from the concert will go to the Mennonite Central Committee to aid its work.

Vincent is adjunct organ instructor at Tabor College in Hillsboro, assistant organist at First United Methodist Church in Wichita and has performed in many venues across the country, including as organist at the Angelus Temple in Los Angeles, Calif., said Loretta Wiens, administrative assistant at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church.

In addition, he is an ordained pastor in the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination, directs Parkside Voices of Hillsboro and holds academic membership in the American Guild of Organists, she said.

Accompanying Vincent on the piano for many of the selections will be Will Friesen, one of his organ students and sophomore bio-chemistry major at Tabor College.

Friesen sings in the Tabor Concert Choir and in Cantate!?the college men?s ensemble?and is an organist at Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Meade.

Many congregational hymns will be included in the program and the public is invited.

The church is located one mile north of Goessel on Kansas Highway 15.

For more information, call Wiens at 620-367-8192.


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Friends and relatives of Mildred Jean (Schmidt) Franzen of rural Newton are invited to an 80th birthday celebration from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the Agape Center, 520 Main, Goessel.

She was married to Melvin Franzen on March 25, 1950.

Hosting the birthday celebration are her children LaVerle Franzen of Newton, Teresa and Loyd Kennedy of Cedar Vale and Doyle and Nancy Franzen of rural Newton, along with six grandchildren. No gifts requested.


Stenzel to join scholars society


Nicole Stenzel, a freshman at Kansas State University and a 2008 graduate of Centre High School, has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Stenzel will be honored during an introduction convocation this fall on the KSU campus.

NSCS, a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, is the nation?s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year college students.

Membership is by invitation only, based on grade-point average and class standing.

Stenzel is the daughter of Tom and Lori Moldenhauer of Tampa and Greg Stenzel of Marion.


Centre High senior receives recognition


Adam Kristek, a senior at Centre High School, has received the Dale Dennis Excellence in Education award, sponsored by the United School Administrators of Kansas.

?Kristek has demonstrated the characteristics necessary to receive this annual award given in honor of one of Kansas? educational leaders,? said Nadine Smith, Centre High School principal.

Recipients of this award, she said, are identified throughout high schools in Kansas who display citizenship, community and school service, scholarship and common sense characteristics making them quality individuals.

The Dale M. Dennis Excellence in Education award was established in 1996 by Kansas School Administrators to honor the long and valuable service Dennis provided to state education.

Dennis is the deputy commissioner of the Kansas State Department of Education.


TC home concert planned for May 3


The Tabor College Symphonic Band, including the Jazz Band, Flute Ensemble and Bluejays? Pep Band, will perform its home concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3, in the College Chapel-Auditor?ium.

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

According to Richard Cant?well, director of the symphonic band and instrumental ensembles, the concert will include a variety of music performed during concerts given in Oklahoma during the band?s annual spring tour, April 23 to 27.

The band will feature student soloists Corina Neufeld, oboist, from Denver, Colo.; marimba players Lisa Hall, McPherson, and Joel McCoy, Olathe; and, trumpet player Eric Funk, Littleton, Colo.

The Jazz Band and Flute Ensemble members are selected from members of the Symphonic Band.

The Jazz Band will be performing a variety of ?Big Band? and ?Swing Band? selections. The Flute Ensemble will perform classical and sacred selections.


Students perform at honors recital


Pianists, instrumentalists and vocalists will be performing on stage during the Tabor College Music Department?s annual honors recital at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, in the Chapel-Auditorium.

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Richard Cantwell, chair of the music department, said the honors recital is an opportunity for music students who are studying applied lessons to perform in a formal setting.

?Many of the applied students are not music majors, but are minors or members of our performing groups and would not normally have a recital requirement,? Cantwell said.

The performers include: a violin trio featuring Mary Goering, Katherine Goering, Julie Wiens; David Vogel, tenor; Darren Enns, baritone; Aaron Stepanek, bass; Kayla Vix, soprano; Emily Olson, soprano; Naomi Toews, piano; Lisa Hall, percussion; Corina Neufeld, oboe; Meghann Eblen, piano; Brandon Voth, piano; Megan Souter, flute; Mary Goering, violin.


Piano recital held in Hillsboro


Thirteen piano students of Beverly Richards were featured in a piano recital April 19 at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro.

Those performing were Samantha Ens, Hannah Funk, Claire and Elise Heyen, Jacob Humber, Grace Major, Luke Moore, Krista and Tyson Reimer, Naomi, Rebekah and Ruthie Walker and Erin Wiebe.

Solos and duets were performed. Assisting in the duets were Emma and Bruce Heyen, Bruce Major, Krista Reimer, Naomi Walker and Richards.


Goessel Elementary plans 50th event


A 50th anniversary celebration for all former Goessel Grade School teachers and staff will be Friday, Sept. 25.

The anniversary event will give former teachers and staff an opportunity to interact with current students.

For those who are former teachers or staffers between 1959 and now, call the school so records can be updated, said Denise Nickel, with Goessel Elementary.

?(Former teachers, staff) are encouraged to send in your memories and pictures,? she said.

For more information, call Nickel at 620-367-8118 or e-mail: Denise.Nickel@USD411.org.

An open house for the public is also planned. More details will be released at a later date.


Mentoring group plans gathering


The Tabor College Women?s Mentoring Organization is having its end-of-the-year gathering at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 3, in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Building.

Women who are interested in mentoring a female Tabor student during the 2009-10 school year are invited to attend this informal gathering, said Heidi Glanzer, student liaison at Tabor College. Information regarding a fall training session will be given, she added.

For more information, e-mail her at heidilglanzer@tabor.edu.


Nationwide prayer set for May 7


National Day for prayer is scheduled for Thursday, May 7.

The community is challenged to commit to take time to pray for seven days in preparation prior to that day.

Organizers suggest praying for the following topics:

Friday, May 1: Family; pray that God will build faith foundations in families.

Saturday, May 2: Church; pray churches will be strengthened and ready for revival.

Sunday, May 3: Education; pray for protection in all schools and for morally sound instruction.

Monday, May 4: Business; pray God will raise up ambassadors in the workplace.

Tuesday, May 5: Media; pray for fair and accurate reporting.

Wednesday, May 6: Military; pray for guidance and peace for the armed forces, and intercede for chaplains and loved ones at home.

Thursday, May 7: Govern?ment; pray leaders will act with wisdom and integrity.


Connie Crude will address quilters


Country Stitchers Quilt will meet at 7:30 p.m. May 4 at Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

The speaker will be Connie Crude from Needles & Notions. The fat quarter to bring is floral.

Visitors are welcome.

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