Happenings (Week of July 18, 2007)

Quilt drawing for Relay fund-raiser

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Marion County will be held from 6 p.m. July 20 to 6 a.m. July 21 at Tabor College?s Reimer Field in Hillsboro.

The Relay Committee fund-raiser is a quilt made by Kesslers Kreations that will be on display in public places throughout the county until the relay.

Tickets will be available by donation at each site.


Father-son duo to sing at ?Shindig?

The Florence PRIDE committee is planning a ?Western Shindig? for 6:30 p.m. Saturday July 28 at Veteran?s Park on Main Street in Florence.

The evening begins with a cowboy meal followed by Sons of the Konza Prairie, a father and son duo that enjoy singing songs of the Old West.

Mark Henkel and son Jacob,17, are the Western Music Association ?Harmony Duo? champions for 2006. Together, they sing about the values of western heroes?treat others fairly, tell the truth, be kind and helpful, work hard, stay clean and show respect to God, country and others.

A sample of their music can be accessed at www.sonsofthekonzaprairie.com.

This is a fund-raiser for major renovations to the park, the plans for which will be unveiled that evening.

For more information, call 620-381-4349 or visit www.florenceks.com.

Band camp, meeting week of July 23

Next year?s band members in grades eight through 12 are invited to the Hillsboro High School band camp from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 23 to July 25.

Students will march in the Marion County Fair parade at 5:30 p.m. July 25. Wear tennis shoes to camp appropriate for marching.

Cost for the band T-shirt is $12, to be paid July 23. Call band director Gregg Walker at 877-7027 to give the adult size needed for the student.

Students who are interested in going to Drums Across Kansas on July 24 for $15 should also call Walker at that number.

Fitting for tuxedos, uniforms and formal gowns will be done at 1:30 p.m. July 23 and 24.

The next band booster meeting has been moved from July 23 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6 in the band room.

Hillsboro MB plans VBS July 30-Aug. 3

Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church invites children age 4 through fifth grade to its Avalanche Ranch Vacation Bible School, planned for 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 p..m July 30 through Aug. 3.

Each day kids will sing songs, play teamwork-building games, nibble Chuck Wagon Chow, take on a daily challenge, experience Bible adventures, collect Bible verse cards and create cool crafts to take home.

Under this year?s mission theme, ?Helping God in our Hometown,? we will collect food items and offerings for Main Street Ministries. For more information or to register, call 947-3144.

Card shower request for Alma Meyer

The family of Alma Meyer, a lifelong resident of the Tampa area, is requesting a card shower in honor of her 95th birthday, which will be July 29.

Cards may be sent to Meyer at P.O. Box 76, Tampa, KS 67483.

Community service at Marion Reservoir

Our Savior Lutheran and Zion Lutheran churches invite the community to a worship serve at the Lake Sunday July 23 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Marion Reservoir.

Bring a law chair to Shelter A, Cottonwood Point and stay afterward for food and fellowship.

Eastmoor recruits SonForce kids

Children can become ?not-so-secret? agents for God July 31 through Aug. 3 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion.

Future SonForce kids age 4 through eighth grade this fall can enroll and get ready for an ?out-of this-world? vacation Bible school adventure.

To enroll, call Eastmoor Church at 620-382-3121, Carol Vogel at 620-382-2919 or Mary Beth Bowers at 620-382-2947.

Send cards to mark Classen?s birthday

A card shower is requested for Lula (Sam H.) Classen?s 85th birthday July 28.

Cards may be sent ot 209 W. Seventh, Newton, KS 67114.Miller graduates from XenonSara-Jane N. Miller graduated June 29 from Xenon International Hair Academy in Wichita.

She graduated from Hillsboro High School in 2005 and attended one year at Kansas State University.

Miller will be working at The Spritz in Hillsboro.

First annual spelling bee for seniors

The first annual Senior Citizens Statewide Spelling Bee will be held at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at the Bicentennial Center in Salina.

The contest is open to any Kansas resident who is 50 years or older by Oct. 1. Grand prize will be a trip for two to the National Senior Citizens Spelling Bee competition in Cheyenne, Wyo., in June 2008, to compete against contestants.

Spectators are welcomed and encouraged. A $5 entry fee is payable in advance. Make checks out to the Salina Senior Center.

Entry forms may be obtained by calling 785-827-9818 or visitingwww.salhelp.org/aging/spellingbee.Forms are due by Sept. 14 at Salina Senior Center, 245 N. Nineth, Salina, KS 67401.

The event is co-sponored by Salina Senior Center and City of Salina Parks and Recreation 50-Plus program.

Maxwell refuge to host tour Aug. 4

Maxwell Wildlife Refuge will host ?A Bloomin? Good Tour? at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4.

Maxwell is located six miles north of Canton.

The ?East Meets West? adventure begins with a tour of the buffalo and wildflowers. Participants will eat lunch and view a flower display at Three Sisters Victorian Tea & Treasures. After lunch, they will visit four back yards, each with a different theme.

Cost is $18 per person. For reservations call 620-628-4455 or 620-628-4484.

Request for cards to celebrate 85th

The family of Rosella Funk requests a card shower for her 85th birthday July 25.

Cards may be sent to her at 506 W. Grand, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Burdick to mark 120th anniversary

Burdick?s 35th annual Labor Day celebration Sept. 2-3 will commemorate the town?s 120th birthday.

The weekend theme is ?Memories A-Plenty.? Among the activities will be a community worship service, a concert by the Tallgrass Express String Band, a two-mile run/walk, a quilt auction and parade.

For more information, contact the following: parade, Linda Peterson at 785-983-4353; arts & crafts, Nancy Riggin at 785-983-4493; fun run, Jim and Marilyn Peterson at 785-983-4844; horseshoe contest, Glenn Carlson at 785-983-4426.

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