Happenings (Week of May 16, 2007)

Water-safety day at Marion Reservoir


The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Marion County Sheriff?s Department, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be hosting a day of water safety awareness and courtesy boat inspections at the following boat ramps at Marion Reservoir from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19: Marion Cove, Hillsboro Cove, Cottonwood Point and French Creek Cove.

The event is part of the 2007 ?Wear It? Campaign during National Safe Boating Week May 19-25, launched by the National Safe Boating Council in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Adminis?trators.


Greensburg benefit bake sale May 19


A bake sale is planned for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19, in the lot next to Duckwall?s in Marion.

Bring donated baked goods to Nicki Case at Marion Elemen-tary by Friday.

Proceeds will go to Greens-burg tornado victims and will be designated toward rebuilding the schools.


Reception May 19 for Stockdale?s 80th


Jerald Stockdale will be honored on his 80th birthday with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Marion County Lake Hall on the north side.


Hillsboro church to attend other service


Cottonwood Valley Independent Baptist Church, located at 114 S Main St in Hillsboro, wiil not have evening services Sunday, May 20.

Their congregation will worship with Smoky Valley Baptist Church at 780 North Kansas in Lindsborg where Pastor Plato Shepherd will be baptizing some people who have joined the church at Hillsboro.


Reception May 21 for Gordon Mohn


A public reception will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, in the Hillsboro Middle School lobby for Gordon Mohn, superintendent of schools for USD 410.

Mohn has served USD 410 for 18 years, for three years beginning as Hillsboro High School principal and for the remainder as superintendent.

This summer he will begin serving as director of special education and assistant superintendent at USD 418 in McPherson.


CMBS announces summer hours


The summer hours at the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, located in the Tabor College library, will be 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, from May 21 to Aug. 24.

If the archival center is closed and you are in need of research assistance, call Peggy Goertzen at 947-3691, Constance Isaac at 947-5964 or Raymond Wiebe at 947-2456.


Spring concert
set for May 17


The Peabody-Burns bands will present their annual free Spring Music Extravaganza on Thursday, May 17.

A sloppy-joe meal will be served from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with proceeds toward the band travel fund.

The four bands will perform beginning at 6 p.m. The concert will conclude with the traditional combined band of grades 5 to 12.


Barn tour May 28 from Peabody


The Peabody Historical Society will be offering a tour of historic barns from 1 p.m. to about 6 p.m. May 28.

A meal open to the public will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. by the Peabody-Burns High School sophomore class at the high-school building at 810 Sycamore.

Barns on the tour will include the 1887 Townsend Ranch stone barn on U.S. Highway 50; Robert Sellers? 1887 stone barn; Pat Regier?s 1920 barn, the Bud Schwindt family barns and the Oaklawn Vue Dairy owned by the Delbert Wiebe family, all along Meadowlark Road in Butler County; Milford Ediger?s 110-year-old barn; Westbrook barn on the Litton estate and the Jones Sheep Farm octagonal barn built 25 years ago.

Make reservations by sending a $15, non-refundable contribution to the Peabody Historical Society. Mail it to Pauline McPheeters, 206 Maple, Peabody, KS 66866 or Marilyn Jones, 1556 E. 59, Peabody, KS 66866.

For more information, call 620-983-2563 or 620-983-2815 or 620-983-2174.

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