Happenings (Feb. 11, 2009)

MCSEC to hold regular meeting


The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, for its regular meeting.

The meeting is at 302 W. Eighth St. in Florence. For more information, call

Beard contest to mark city?s 125th


To commemorate the 125th anniversary of Hillsboro?s founding this summer, Hillsboro Museums is sponsoring ?The Great Hillsboro Beard Contest.?

The contest will commence between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, when contestants are asked to come to the Museums Visitor Center to formally enter.

Sue Wadkins, appointed ?beard mistress? for the contest and assisted by Randy Wiens, will issue a certificate to each contestant once he has been verified as being clean shaven.

Anyone deciding to enter the contest after Feb. 16 can leave Wadkins a message at home (947-2844) to arrange for a verification certificate.

The contest will be judged and results announced June 26 at a community-wide anniversary ice cream social.

Contestants will be judged on a scale of 0-10 on the following criteria: style, cleanliness, color, shape and date-ability.

The contestant with the highest score will be awarded the title ?Possessor of the Ultimate Hillsboro Beard? with all the honors and privileges pertaining thereto.

Three side awards will be presented: Best Threshing Crew Foreman, Best Teamster and Best Sodbuster.

For more information, or to sign up, call 947-3775.


Gilkey named new A&C fair director


Renee Gilkey, Hillsboro, has accepted the position of director of the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair.

Gilkey will continue to serve as executive director of the Hillsboro Chamber of Com?merce. She succeeds Judy Grant as fair director.


Tabor College club plans food drive


The Tabor College Business Club is sponsoring a food drive for Main Street Ministries.

Boxes will be at local businesses through Friday, Feb. 13, and also at the Tabor/Bethel basketball game Thursday, Feb. 12.


SNC night now planned for Feb. 23


The Hillsboro High School Spirit-N-Celebration concert ?SNC Night? has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in the high school auditorium.

The original concert was postponed due to the illness of director Lynn Just and several of the students.

SNC Night features solos and ensembles chosen and performed by the students. The public is invited to attend.


Teen will play with Hutch orchestra


Elise Heyen, a Hillsboro High School sophomore, will be playing the first movement of Joseph Haydn?s ?Piano Concerto in D Major? with the Hutchinson Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, Feb. 12.

The concert is at the Fox Theater, 18 E. First Ave. in Hutchinson, and will begin at 7 p.m. with a pre-concert talk titled ?The Great Emancipator.?

Tickets are available at the Fox Theater box office or at the door that evening.

Other pieces to be played that evening include ?Overture to William Tell? by Rossini, ?Poet and Peasant Overture? by von Suppe, and ?A Lincoln Portrait? by Copland.

Heyen, daughter of Bruce and Janell Heyen, earned the honor of playing with the orchestra by winning the senior division of the Anderson Concerto competition in December.

Heyen studies piano under the direction of Beverly Richards of Hillsboro.


Church offers free ?Fireproof? showing


The public is invited to see a free showing of the movie ?Fireproof? at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

The movie stars Kirk Cameron, a firefighter who adheres to the firefighter?s adage: Never leave your partner behind. The plot follows his desire to apply the adage to his dying marriage.

This inspirational film is recommended for young teens and older.


Concert to feature Christian hip-hop


Lyrycyst, a hip-hop artist with a Christian message, will be presenting a free public concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Hills?boro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

Born Steven Cooper on the outskirts of Kansas City, Mo., Lyrycyst came through a difficult childhood before giving his life to Christ at age 18. In one year he saw his entire family radically changed as they made the same decision.

Lyrycyst has produced three albums: ?Revolution,? ?American Dream? and the most recent, ?Masquerade.?

For more information about the concert or the artist, call Paul Raugust at 620-877-7419.


Centre students to perform Feb. 19


The Centre Junior/Senior High School choir and band will be performing at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in the gymnasium. The program will include the high school choir and 7-12 grade band members.

Everyone is invited.


TSA to be focus of Kiwanis meeting


Creigh Bell and his Technology Student Association students will present the program at the noon Feb. 17 Kiwanis meeting. They will explain the TSA program and its merits.

Non-members can make meal arrangements by calling Kirby Rector at 620-947-5437.


Business start-up workshop Feb. 17


A free business start-up workshop is planned from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the Marion City Auditorium basement.

The workshop is designed for people thinking about starting a small business and is being sponsored by the Marion County Economic Development Council.

Lisa Brumbaugh, Kansas Small Business Development Center, will present information about marketing, management, and money that will help assess the feasibility of ideas and for writing a business plan.

To register, call 620-382-8830.


Harvey-Marion board meeting set


The Board of Directors of the Harvey-Marion County Community Developmental Disability Organization will hold their regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at 500 N. Main, Suite 213 in Newton.

A public forum will also be held.


4-H Develop. Fund annual meeting set


The Marion County 4-H Development Fund annual meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Cooperative Grain & Supply office, 135 N. Main, Hillsboro.

Marion County 4-H Develop?ment Fund is a not-for-profit corporation formed for the purpose of assisting Marion County 4-Hers financially. With the funds, 4-Hers are able to participate in events such as 4-H Camp and Discovery Days.

In the near future, board members said they hope to offer college scholarships.

The board wanted to thank the public for its support of the fundraising events throughout the year, including the county fair.

The annual meeting is open to everyone. For more information, call Karen Carlson, board secretary, at 620-924-5545.

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