Happenings (Week of Nov. 7, 2007)

No Learning in Retirement, Nov. 12


Tabor College ?60+? Learning in Retirement program will not meet Monday, Nov. 12.

The next program will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, with Kansas Speaker of the House Melvin Neufeld at the Wohlge?muth Music Education Center at the college.


Chamber to host talent show, Feb. 18


The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce will host the first talent/variety show as part of its 2008 annual dinner at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church.

The Chamber is accepting applications and audition tapes for the show. The winner of the show, chosen by the audience, will be awarded $150. The show will be limited to 15 acts, and the acts must be no longer than 8 minutes.

The entry fee is $10, and any entry not selected will have its fee returned. The deadline for entry is Friday, Jan. 11.


Special Ed board of directors to meet


The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will meet for a special board meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the MCSEC conference room, 302 W. Eighth, Florence.


Card shower request for Florence Hett


A card shower is requested for Florence (Riffel) Hett to honor her 80th birthday Nov. 8.

She was a bus driver for USD 473 for 30 years and resided in the Woodbine community with her husband Ira Riffel, who is deceased. She now resides in Hillsboro with her husband of 12 years, Wilbur Hett.

Her children are Rick and Kim Riffel of Phillipsburg, Mary and Rod Riffel of Rose Hill, and Norma and Von Pschigoda of Hope; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Cards may be sent to her at 602 E. First St., Hillsboro, KS, 67063.


Pilgrimage to Pilsen planned for Nov. 11


Saint Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Community of McConnell Air Base will sponsor the fifth annual Archdiocese of the Military Services Pilgrimage to Pilsen on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Eucharist will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. by Bishop William Higgins. Following Mass, a wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the statue of Father Kapaun.

Lunch will be served in the church dining room. The public is invited to attend.


CDDO to meet Nov. 19 afternoon


The Harvey-Marion County Community Developmental Disability Organization will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the Harvey County Courthouse.

An opportunity will be provided for public comment.


?Legacy of Faith? is Sunday a.m. feature


The public is invited to a choral and orchestral performance of the musical ?Legacy of Faith,? Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

The performance will begin at 10:40 a.m.

The church choir, under the direction of Bruce Heyen, will be accompanied by the Tabor College Orchestra, directed by Richard Cantwell.

?The work contains many beautiful and challenging songs, and there is a strong and inspiring message of God?s continued faithfulness and also encouragement from the faith of Christ?s followers,? Heyen said.


MOPs to meet Nov. 13 at Parkview


Mothers of Preschoolers will meet from 9 to 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro.

The guest speaker will be Bryce Wichert.

Mothers of young chldren are invited to enjoy fellowship and food. Childcare is provided.

For mothers who have never attended, the first meeting is free. Contact 947-2338 for more information.


Savior Lutheran plans benefit supper


Our Savior Lutheran Church of Marion, with the aid of the Marion Central Park Improve?ment Committee, will host a Thrivent Care in Community Benefit at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 320 S. Cedar St.

Donations are requested for the soup-and-pie supper. Bake sale items and fire camera demonstrations will be offered for sale.


Area historian to speak Nov. 9-11


John Sharp, a historian from Hesston College, will present ?God?s Faithfulness to a Faithful People,? at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-11 and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at Spring Valley Mennonite Church, rural Goessel.


Burns UMC to honor veterans


Burns United Methodist Church will observe Veterans Day during the 9 a.m. worship service.

Area veterans are invited to attend the service, which will recognize each veteran present. Following the service, refreshments will be served.

Local military personnel serving overseas will be remembered with care packages for the coming holidays. Small snack items, music CDs or DVDs, new paperback books or money to use for phone cards and mailing expenses can be donated at the church.

Florence to hold Veterans Day events


Florence PRIDE will host Veterans Day activities for veterans and their families beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, with a flag-raising ceremony in Veterans Park.

Supper will follow at the Doyle Creek Mercantile Corral. Retired Col. Wayne Thompson will be the featured speaker. Entertainment will be provided by ?The Notables? from Butler County Community College.

PRIDE also will unveil another phase of the renovation of Veterans Park.


American Legion to host commander


Hillsboro American Legion Post 366 will host National Commander Martin F. Conatser of Champaign, Ill., on his three-day tour of Kansas with an 8 a.m. breakfast Thursday, Nov. 15. The public is invited to attend.

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