Happenings (Week of Jan. 14, 2009)

Cards requested to honor 90th


Geraldine Frick, formerly of Durham, will celebrate her 90th birthday Saturday, Jan. 31, and her family is requesting a card shower in her honor.

She was born Jan. 31, 1919, west of Durham.

Those requesting the card shower are her children Janet and Ray Bielefeld of Hope, Galen and Doris Frick of Dodge City and Curtis and Clara Frick of Durham.

She also has nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A family gathering is planned for Jan. 31.

Cards may be sent to: 602 Crestview Drive, Enterprise, KS 67441.


Card shower and open house Jan. 25



The family of Cleo M. Olsen requests a card shower in honor of her 90th birthday Jan. 26.

Cards may be sent to: Salem Home, 704 S. Ash, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

An open house for family and friends is planned for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at her home, three miles west of Marion on 190th.


Open house slated for 100th birthday


Mary Thiessen of Hillsboro will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

The celebration will be in the dining hall/activity center.

A card shower also is requested. Cards may be sent to her at: 200 Willow Road, Hillsboro, KS 67063.


Moss to address Kiwanis Jan. 20



Stephanie Moss of the Marion County United Soccer Club will present a program at the Hillsboro Kiwanis meeting at noon Tuesday, Jan. 20

Non-member meal arrangements can be made by calling Kirby Rector at 947-5437.


Ebenfeld program planned Jan. 18


Ebenfeld Program is planned for 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church, 1498 Kanza Rd., rural Hills?boro.

The program will include sharing thoughts on the new year, a reading and various musical numbers.

Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call Mary Loewen, 947-3697.


Special Education board to meet



The Marion County Special Education Cooperative board will meet at 5 p.m. Jan. 19.

The regular meeting will be held in the cooperative?s conference room, 302 W. Eighth St., Florence. For more information, call (620) 878-4720.


Dalke named to national committee


Delores Dalke, mayor of Hillsboro, was appointed to the 2009 Conventional Finance and Lending Committee for the National Association of Real?tors.

She was appointed by Charles McMillan, 2009 president of the association.

The purpose of the committee, McMillan said, is to empower members, industry partners and consumers to achieve common goals by shaping a successful real estate market. The committee will also be looking at helping its members through change and creating a new era for real estate, he said.


Senior adult chorus to begin rehearsals



Parkside Voices will begin rehearsals at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, in the activities room of Park Village on the campus of Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

Practices will be every Thursday and last for 45 minutes. All senior adults in the community are welcome to join the group, said Steve Vincent, director and adjunct organ instructor at Tabor College.

Parkside Voices sing a variety of music including sacred, show tunes, patriotic and old-time songs.

For more information, call Vincent at 947-3011 or 947-2301.


Storytime sign up begins at library


The winter/spring session of Storytime at the Hillsboro Public Library, 120 E. Grand Ave., will begin Jan. 21-22.

Forty-nine sessions of book reading, activities and crafts are available for 3-year-olds through kindergarten. There is a $3 registration fee for the entire three-month session.

Sign-up has begun with classes being offered Wednesday or Thursday from 10:20 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a limit of 12 children per class.

Anyone can come in or call the library at 947-3827 to enroll their child. Payment is due by the first session, said Delora Kaufman, librarian.

American Legion Auxiliary to meet


The Hillsboro American Legion Auxiliary Post 366 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 405 Floral Drive.

Jeri Klose will be speaking about Relay for Life, which raises money for the American Cancer Society.

Auxiliary meetings are scheduled the third Tuesday of each month. All members are encouraged to attend.


Solid-waste board to meet Jan. 21


A regular meeting of the Central Kansas Regional Solid Waste Authority Board is planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility, 1431 17th Ave., McPherson.

Board members representing Harvey, Marion and McPherson counties will participate.

Agenda items include claims and invoices, waste recycling and reduction committee report, discussion and the manager?s report.

The meeting is open to the public.


Eastmoor UMC to begin Alpha course


Eastmoor United Methodist Church will begin the Alpha course Monday, Jan. 19, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the church located at 105 Eastmoor Drive, Marion.

The 10-week practical introduction to the Christian faith offers answers to some key questions. Each weekly session begins with an informal dinner, followed by a large-group learning time, and ends with small-group discussion and interaction.

To learn more about the course or for reservations, call 620-382-8413 or the church at 620-382-3121.


Wendy?s fundraiser will aid HHS group


Wendy?s restaurant will be helping raise funds for Hillsboro High School?s vocal group Spirit-N-Celebration on Monday, Jan. 19.

Wendy?s corporation will support the group by donating 12 percent of all sales between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on that Monday.

Patrons can help support Spirit-N-Celebration by eating at Wendy?s during the designated time. Funds raised will go toward the group?s trip to Kansas City to sing at the Renaissance Festival and also with the St. Monica?s Catholic Church Gospel Choir.


Cute Baby Contest deadline Jan. 31


The Cute Baby Contest is going on now thru Jan. 31 at Duckwalls in Marion. Parti?cipants may be up to 2-years-old and votes cost 10 cents each.

The way the contest works is to bring a photo of a baby, less than 2, to Duckwalls. In turn, the store will put a photo on a jar and people vote by giving 10 cents.

The winner receives a $25 gift certificate for Duckwall?s and all proceeds from the fundraiser go to the Community Christmas Project.

?They have been generous enough to donate the proceeds to this project for many years,? said Margo Yates, Marion Chamber of Commerce director. ?It is a huge help.?


Lutheran church to feature singer


Zion Lutheran Church, 106 N. Lincoln, will feature Nate Douglas, a Christian singer and songwriter, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14.

The event is free and open to everyone. For more information, call 947-3522.


Low German will be museum topic


An enthusiast and scholar of Mennonite Low German community history and folklore will be the speaker at Mennonite Heritage Museum?s annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tabor Mennonite Church, 891 Chisholm Trail.

Isaias McCaffery, professor of history at Independence Community College, will make a presentation on Low German at the meeting. He is the author of two recently published books, ?Mennonite Low German Proverbs from Kansas? and ?Wi Leahre Plautdietsch: A Beginner?s Guide to Mennonite Low German.?

Both books will be available for sale and his autograph at the meeting.

McCaffery?s academic and professional interests include immigration and ethnicity and Mennonite Low German community history and folklore. He is researching German and settlement in Kansas towns.

The museum?s annual meeting will also include reports and the proposal of a name change from Mennonite Heritage Museum to Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum.

A light lunch will be served after the meeting.


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