Happenings (May 11, 2010)

Red Cross sponsors blood drive May 27

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The American Red Cross will be in Hillsboro from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at Trinity Mennonite Church, 211 S. Elm, for blood donations.

The drive will be in conjunction with Greg Biffle, a NASCAR driver, who is raising awareness about the ongoing need for blood, particularly from type O donors.

In addition, ?Red Cross Racing? allows donors to get points for a variety of activities, including giving blood and or platelets and recruiting others to give.

Those points, said Bev Kerbs, local coordinator, can then be exchanged for prizes such as duffle bags, gardening sets, laptop computer holders and other merchandise.

For more information about the drive or how to win the grand prize of two tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, call Kerbs at 620-342-2557.

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HHS graduation will be Sunday

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The commencement ceremonies for Hillsboro High School?s 104th graduating class will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Robert C. Brown Gymnasium.

The class has 49 candidates for diplomas.

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MCSEC meets May 19 in Marion

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The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, in the co-op?s conference room, 1500 E. Lawrence, Marion.

All meetings are open to the public.

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Fine Arts Festival to feature HHS, HMS

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The Hillsboro Middle School and High School band, vocal and art departments will be presenting the Fine Arts Festival Thurs?day, May 13.

The band performances will cap the 10-year local career of director Gregg Walker, who has resigned.

The sixth-grade and middle-school bands will perform in the auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The sixth-grade, seventh- and eighth-grade choir, Mixed Chorus, Spirit-N-Celebration, and Concert Choir will begin their performances at about 7 p.m. in the high school gym.

The HHS band will perform in the auditorium beginning about 8 p.m.

Middle school artwork will be displayed in the middle school lobby, and high school artwork will be displayed in the commons for patrons to view at their leisure.

Lynn Just directs the choral groups.

The public is invited to attend.

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Lost Springs to hold all-day festival

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The city of Lost Springs is sponsoring ?Cinco de Mayo on the Santa Fe Trail? from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 15.

The festival will include breakfast, craft booths, kid?s games and rides, entertainment, historic tours, wagon rides, Cow Town Gunfighters and more.

For more information, call 620-382-8830.

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Farmerettes meet Friday in Hillsboro

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The Farmerettes will meet at the home of Letty Enns at 2 p.m. Friday, May 14.

The lesson will be ?Art Show by Letty.? Roll call is: A color I like to wear.

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Co-ed tourney will raise cancer funds

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Burdick Relay for Life coordinators are looking for teams for their annual co-ed softball tournament planned for June 5 and 6 in Burdick.

The entry fee is $110 per team and the style of play will depend on the number of entries received.

All proceeds from the entry fees and the concession stand will be donated to the American Cancer Society for cancer research.

?Your participation is very important in helping us reach our fundraising goals,? said Connie Johnson, one of the coordinators. ?So come on out and have some fun and support a good cause at the same time.?

For more information contact Johnson at 785-983-4459 or by e-mail at cjayhawks@hotmail. com.

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Deadline near for Florence banquet

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The 114th annual Florence Memorial High School Alumni meeting and banquet will be Saturday, May 29, in the Florence gymnasium.

The business meeting is at 5 p.m. followed by the banquet at 6:30 p.m.

Charley?s Goode Country Band will provide entertainment and Arleta?s Catering is serving the meal.

The deadline for reservations is Saturday, May 15. Payments may be made to Florence High School Alumni Association, Jerry and Edna Malmgren, 6240 W. 155th St., Overland Park, KS 66223.

For more information or to reserve seats, call 913-814-0686; 913-634-4558 or e-mail: jmalm6240@aol.com.

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Dementia support offered May 18

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The Marion County Dementia Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, in the chapel at Salem Home in Hills?boro.

Facilitators for the evening are Esther Pankratz Luretta Turk. A time for sharing will be available at the end of the meeting for those who wish to share.

The support group is for families and caregivers of dementia patients. For more information contact Hillsboro Community Hospital.

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Hillsboro library group meets Friday

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Hillsboro Public Library’s Book Discussion Group will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, May 14, at Brenda’s Bloomers, 111 W. Grand Ave.

The book being discussed is “Their eyes were watching God,” by Zora Neale Hurston.

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Parkside Voices to perform May 20

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The final concert of Parkside Voices is at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at the Hillsboro Senior Center. The concert will include sacred music, tunes from Broadway musicals and more.

The chorus performed at Park Village and Parkside Nur?sing Home earlier this month, said Steve Vincent, director.

The chorus is sponsored by Parkside Homes, Inc. Soloists are Jona Baltzer and Helen Fenstermacher. Lewis Hagen is the trumpet soloist.

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Local artists exhibit work at library

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An exhibit of local artists is on display at the Hillsboro Public Library through the month of May.

The artists are from Letty Enns? painting group using the medium of oil and watercolor.

Featured artists include Geneva Becker, Delores Funk, Doris Guhr, Shirley Reusser, Billy Kueser, Jackie Kent, Regina Ogle and Letty Enns.

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Tabor students to present art show

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Two Tabor College seniors Austin Wahl and Andy Adrian will present an art show from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 14, at Little Pleasures, 119 N. Main St., Hillsboro.

Adrian grew up in Kansas, and his oil paintings depict both the practical and ideal features of the agricultural landscape.

?The oil paintings,? he said, ?display the elements in a practical sense as they are being utilized for agricultural and other productive means.?

Wahl said he believes all life is sacred and should be respected as a gift from God.

?I wanted to have examples from different realms of the environment to show that life is pervasive,? Wahl said, ?and that life is all around us even if we don?t see it.?

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