Happenings (Week of April 23, 2008)


Card shower to mark 90th birthday

DuerksenMaryAnn.jpgThe family of Mary Ann Duerksen, former longtime Lehigh resident now living in McPherson, is inviting friends to send cards and well-wishes marking her 90th birthday.

Duerksen was born April 23, 1918, to John W. and Sara Ewert in Lehigh. She was married May 14, 1942, to Roland Duerksen, who died July 30, 2000.

She is a homemaker and enjoys quilting and embroidery.

Her children and spouses are: Dennis and Mindee Duerksen, Fort Lipton, Colo.; Delmar and Arnette Duerksen, McPherson; Richard and Florette Decker, Loveland, Colo.. She has seven grandchildren, one step-grandchild and seven great-grandchildren.

Cards may be sent to her at 1427 Garden Lane, McPherson, KS 67463.

10 pianists to play at Steinway dedication

Ten pianists from the congregation will perform during the dedication service for the Steinway grand piano at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 27.

The service also will include congregational singing and music by the church choir and the Mark IV quartet.

Performing on the piano will be LeOra Grunau, Ben Heyen, Bruce Heyen, Vera Isaac, Karla Kunantaev, Julia Loewen, Maria Loewen, Steve Vincent, Brad Vogel and Karen Wiens.

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend and to remain for the old-fashioned pie social that will follow the program. The church is located at 300 Prairie Pointe.

Steiner to speak at Parkside April 27

Amanda Steiner, Marion native recently crowned Ms. Wheelchair Kansas, will speak about parking accessibility at 4 p.m. April 27 at Parkside Homes in the main building chapel (large dining room).

Refreshments will be served. An offering will be gathered to help defray costs for Steiner?s trip to the national Ms. Wheelchair competition in July.

HES fifth-graders to present musical

Hillsboro Elementary School fifth-graders will present the musical ?I Need A Vacation? at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 29, at the Hillsboro High School Auditorium. The public is invited to attend.

Two HHS graduates in KSU production

Two Hillsboro High School graduates are involved in the Kansas State University Theatre Department?s production of ?Romeo and Juliet.?

Laura Lindsay, a sophomore majoring in theater, is the stage manager and Tyler Stout, a senior majoring in theatre, plays Gregory.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. April 24-26 and April 30-May 3 at KSU?s Nichols Theatre.

Tickets are $13 for general public, $11 senior and military, and $8 child. Tickets are available by calling 785-532-6428 or online at www.ksu.edu/sctd.

Call for card shower to celebrate 80th

Friends and family are asked to send cards to Millie Marston to celebrate her 80th birthday.

Send cards to 121 E. Garfield at Lindsborg, KS 67456.

Library grant goes toward audiobooks

Hillsboro Public Library has used its $1,000 grant from the Hillsboro Community Foundation to purchase a selection of audiobooks.

Emphasis has been on the purchase of inspirational titles due to patron requests, according to Cathleen Fish, director.

New titles have started to arrive and will continue to be purchased through the summer. These audiobooks will be placed in a special display area.

These items are also being made available to all libraries in the state of Kansas through the Interlibrary Loan service.

?Without the grant award, these materials would have not been possible with the library?s current budget,? Fish said. ?The Hillsboro Public Library Board of Trustees is extremely happy to have been awarded the grant.?

EBC women offer friendship supper

Emmanuel Baptist Church women?s group will have its annual Friendship Salad Supper at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the Fellowship Hall of the church, located at 229 Walnut, Marion.

The program will be presented by Vicky?s School of Dance from Hillsboro.

All women are encouraged to attend.

AARP driver-safety course in Marion

An American Association of Retired Persons driver-safety course is being offered for 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, and Thursday, May 15, in the downstairs meeting room of Marion City Hall, 208 E. Santa Fe.

Formerly called ?55 Alive Driving Course,? the ?55? has been dropped as Kansas and other states have requested the course be offered to any licensed driver, regardless of age and receive a class-completion certificate the driver can present to the insurance company for a premium deduction.

Registration is required. To register, or for more information, call Tony Epp at 620-367-2717.

KMTA event tests piano students

Several area piano teachers and students participated in the Kansas Music Teachers Association Music Progressions on Saturday, April 19.

This annual musical event evaluating the progressive growth of all students?those studying music as a hobby or those wishing to be professional musicians.

In addition to performing on the piano, each student is tested in areas of listening, keyboard theory and written theory.

The adjudicators were Deborah Black and Nancy Hampton of Wichita and Sheila Schmitt of Hillsboro.

Teachers involved in this event were Karla Conner, Lillian Harms, Carol Klingenberg, Beverly Richards and Schmitt.

Students participating from this area were Andrew Adamson, Sarah Bartel, Abigail Calam, Jessie Conner, Sky Creed, Jaclyn DeForest, Drew Friesen, Renata Goossen, Allison Hersberger, April Kabagambe, Kassidy Kaufman, Natalie Kaufman, Parker Lang, Peri Lang, Ryan Littlejohn, Anna Lubbers, Elizabeth Martin, Kadie Martin, Emily Nickel, Krista Reimer, Jordan Riggs, Sami Scantlin, Lara Scott, Kendra Selzer, Larissa Selzer, Amy Wedel, Julie Wedel, Kristyn Wedel and Tresa Weller.

Gain benefits, learn more about diabetes

Karen Wheeler, licensed nurse practitioner at Marion Family Physicians, is willing to share with the public information she learned while attending a four-day class, ?Diabetes Education Update,? in Wichita.

The comprehensive review, held April 9-12, covered diabetic care including diet, medications and current research in this area.

Nearly 21 million Americans have diabetes, which cause a person?s blood sugar to be too high. But nearly half of these people have not had tests done to diagnose the disease.

Without proper treatment, diabetes contributes to blindness, heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and amputations.

Simple blood tests can be done in the office to determine if a person has diabetes or is at risk of this illness.

Call Marion Family Physicians at 620-382-3722 if you want more information, to attend a class or make an appointment.

Goessel style show set for April 28

Goessel High School is planning its Spring Style Show for 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the high school auditorium.

Students in the Family and Consumer Sciences classes will be modeling the garments that they have made this semester as well as fashions from Rue 21 at the Chisholm Trail Mall.

The public is invited to attend.

Noon Lions to host biscuits, gravy feed

The Hillsboro Noon Lions are holding a Biscuits & Gravy Feed from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Hillsboro City Building.

Cost is $3.50 per person. Children ages 3-6 can eat for $2 each.

All profits will go to the Lions International program to eradicate preventable blindness.

For advance tickets, contact Pam Riesen at 620-382-5146, Elfrieda Funk at 947-2249, or Greg Brown or Tonya at Hillsboro Middle School at 947-3297.

1st Southern Baptist to hold VBS in June

Vacation Bible School sessions will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 2-6 at the First Southern Baptist Church in Hillsboro.

For more information, contact Doug Bailey or Marilyn Bailey at620-241-4682.

Ebenfeld plans CE program April 27

The public is invited to the Christian Endeavor inspirational program at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 27, at the Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church.

The program will include musical numbers and a speaker.

Work show features quilts & more

The Women?s Work Show, featuring quilts, tatting, crochet and bake sale, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Canton Senior Center.

Making a $1 donation will provide a chance to win a give away quilt.

The drawing will be held at held at noon at the Canton Senior Center?s annual Memorial Day dinner.

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