Happenings (Week of July 16, 2008)


Schnigglefritz Band to play at AGAPE?

The German Schnigglefritz band will present the program following a carry-in dinner July 17 at the AGAPE Senior in Goessel. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m.

Report on Poland, Ukraine on July 20

Members of the Tabor College Centennial Tour will report on their trip to Poland and Ukraine at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 20 at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church, rural Hillsboro. The public is invited to attend.

Grant to perform at July 16 Lunch Bunch

Children and youth of the Hillsboro area are invited to enjoy a free meal and activities at this week?s Lunch Bunch on Wednesday, July 16.

The menu will be hamburgers, watermelon and cookies. Charles Grant, pastor of the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, will provide live music.

Lunch Bunch, sponsored for the second year by Main Street Ministries, is from noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday through the first week of August at the MSM campus at Main and D streets, Hillsboro.

Child-care providers are welcomed to participate.

VBS to begin July 29 at Eastmoor UMC

Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion will hold Gospel Light?s SONWORLD Adventure Park Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon July 29 through Aug. 1.

SONWORLD VBS is for children age 4 through eighth grade.

To pre-enroll, call the church at 620-382-3121. Pre-enrollment is appreciated, but not required.

Raymond receives CCCC scholarship

RaymondJennifer.jpgJennifer Raymond of Goessel is the recipient of a Vice Presidential Scholarship from Cloud County Community College for the 2008-09 academic year. She graduated in May from Goessel High School and is the daughter of Dwight and Tammy Flaming. She plans to major in nursing.


Decker to celebrate 100th birthday

DeckerVerne-100thBirthday.jpgVerne Tiesen Decker will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at Ebenezer Church in Sidney, Mont.

She was born July 28, 1908.

No gifts please. Cards can be sent to her at 523 E. Main, Sidney, MT 59270.



Melba Ihde marks 90th birthday

Melba Ihde celebrated her 90th birthdayJuly 5 with 88 relatives and friends at the Hope American Legion Building. She is a lifelong rural Marion County resident.

The celebration included two cakes, one featuring a photo of Ihde as a toddler, the other with birds, representing Ihde?s bird-watching hobby. The day concluded with sandwiches and homemade ice cream.

Ihde was presented with a family tree mobile created by her granddaughter, Tina, and her husband Todd McCallister of Wichita.

Guests included Ihde?s children, grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, fellow church members and neighbors.

Burns PRIDE to hold hog roast July 19

Burns PRIDE will hold a hog roast at 6:30 p.m. July 19 at the community building.

Those attending should bring a side dish or a dessert. Drinks will be provided. The event will also include door prizes.

A free will donation will be taken for Burns PRIDE.

Schubert to return to Ramona for birthday

GertrudeBirthday.jpgGertrude Schubert will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 27 at the Trinity Lutheran Parish Hall, Fourth and E Streets, Ramona. The public is invited.

The reception is being hosted by her sons and their wives: Keith and Vicki Schubert of Aurora, Colo., and Gary and Carol Schubert of Greeley, Colo.

Schubert and her late husband, Henry, lived 60 of their 61 married years in the Ramona area. They moved to Greeley in 2004 to live near their sons. Schubert is returning to Ramona for this hallmark birthday event, and is looking forward to reconnecting with her many friends in the area.

No gifts please. If unable to attend the reception, cards can be sent to Gertie Schubert, in care of her nieces, The California Sisters, PO Box 12, Ramona, KS 67475. Schubert can also be reached at 785-965-7149 while she is in the area.

Florence masonry to hold open house

Florence Advance Masonic Lodge 114 will have an open house at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 19.

The meeting will begin with an informal meal, followed by music by Linda Pyle and family. There will also be a presentation about the purpose and mission of Masonry. Refresh?ments will be served. The public is invited to attend.

Meisel to receive band director award

BudMeisel.jpg Walter ?Bud? Meisel will receive the 2008 Outstanding Band Director Award next Friday from the Kansas Bandmasters Association.

Meisel is retired from teaching, with the last 11 of his 44 years at Goessel High School.

The award will be presented to Meisel during the KBA Convention at the Wichita Marriott.

In addition to this award, Meisel was also honored as the 2005 Outstanding High School Music Teacher from the Kansas Music Educators Association South Central district and the 2006 Outstanding Music Teacher for the state of Kansas.

Meisel and his wife, Sue, live in Newton where she teaches at Slate Creek Elementary.

Tampa fundraiser meal set for Aug. 3

The Prairie Pals and the Tampa Community Association will hold a fundraiser meal at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Tampa City Park.

The meal will include grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cake and ice cream. The hamburger meal will be $5, and the hot dog meal will be $4. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of playground equipment for the ball diamond.

Donations can be sent to The Tampa Community Association, P.O. Box 7, Tampa, KS 67483.

Proceeds from the upcoming co-ed softball tournament scheduled for Aug. 23 and 24 at the Tampa Stadium will also go toward playground equipment.

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