Happenings (May 19, 2010)

Garden tour will support Bethesda

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Flower and garden lovers are invited to tour five gardens in the Goessel community from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 6.

The Town and Country Garden Club is sponsoring a fundraiser tour to benefit the Bethesda Butterfly Garden Project.

Suggested admission is a $5 donation per person. The tour may be started at any of the following gardens.

? Bethesda Home Butterfly Garden is located on the north side of Bethesda (one block north of Main on Poplar, one-half block west on Marion).

This large established butterfly garden features many perennials and shrubs and is designed for the enjoyment of the residents, families and staff but is open to the public.

Old-fashioned plantings are included as well as new and unusual varieties.

? Dennis and Lavina Schroeder at 203 S. Church St. feature landscaped flower beds surrounding the home that provide great views from the sidewalk, indoors or the backyard deck. A water feature and antique fixtures add interest among the perennials.

? James Steen and Robert McCourry, owners of James Robert Salon, live at 304 S. Buller St. Enter the backyard on the winding side-yard path or through the arbor entry.

The flower beds of perennials and flowering shrubs are designed to attract birds and butterflies.

? Myron and Pat Schmidt, owners of Pine Edge Golf Course, live at 468 130th (1 mile north of Goessel, and 13?4 miles east of the Kansas Highway 15 intersection.)

Located on the edge of the Pine Edge Golf Course, it includes many beauty spots with plantings for sun and shade. A large variety of trees and shrubs provide the backdrop.

? Sandy Miller lives at 462 100th (2 miles south of Goessel, then 1.5 miles east off K-15). Her garden features a running train and a ?secret? garden, which incorporates several fish ponds.

Donations received during the tour will be used for fountain, lighting and gardening maintenance and supplies, replacement plantings and additions such as benches for the Bethesda Garden.

For more information contact, 620-367-2610 or 620-367-2676.

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Winners announced in ?Loser? contest

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Jamie Richardson, Lillian Bookless, Dan Kinning and David Wienck, all of Hillsboro, and Julie Kerbs of Tampa were winners in the Biggest Loser of Marion County contest.

Organizers said winners were determined by the ?fit factor? number, which is a percentage of weight lost plus the percentage of fat lost.

In the women?s division, Kerbs took first place with a fit factor of 23.6. Richardson was second with 13.9 and Bookless third with 13.0.

Kinning won the men?s division with a fit factor of 16.5 and Wienck was second with 14.6.

The final weigh-in was the week of May 3-7 and concluded the fourth edition of the contest, which was sponsored by Greenhaw Pharmacy.

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Relay For Life will add silent auction

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New this year to the Marion County Relay For Life will be a silent auction at the end of the evening, June 18, at Joel H. Wiens Stadum in Hillsboro.

Participating Relay For Life teams will put together baskets of items to be auctioned. Proceeds from the auction will go toward their team total.

Businesses, individuals and civic organizations are also encouraged to donate items to the silent auction. Proceeds from those items will be contributed to the Relay For Life event total.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Karen Baliel at Hillsboro Community Hospital (620-947-3114) or Sharon Zogelman at St. Luke Hospital (620-382-2177).

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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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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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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 Nursing 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. The painters have used the media of oil and watercolor.

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

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