Happenings (Week of Oct. 16, 2007)


Clara Bredemeier to celebrate 100 years


BredemeierClara.jpg Clara Bredemeier of Marion will celebrate her centennial birthday with God and worshippers at Valley United Methodist Church in Marion. Following the service she will share events of her life over dinner and a social gathering of immediate family members.

She was born Oct. 23, 1907, to Susan Jane and William Hammer in Lincolnville. In 1929 she was married to Herbert L. Bredemeier, who predeceased her in 2003 after 74 years of marriage.

She has two children, a son, Richard ?Dick? and Evelyn Bredemeier of Marion, and a daughter, Laura Jane Bredemeier of Petaluma, Calif.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Halloween events to be held in Marion


The Marion City Library will hold a special Halloween Storytime Friday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. for children ages 3 to 6.

Children are encouraged to wear costumes. Storytime will consist of stories, crafts, snacks and games.

Also on Oct. 26, the library will hold a Halloween Party from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for children ages 6 to 10.

Children are encouraged to wear costumes to the hour of stories, crafts, games and snacks.

Space is limited for both events. To reserve a space, contact 620-382-2442.


Bookless to speak at Aulne UMC, Oct. 21


Lillian Bookless, Hillsboro Main Street Ministries, will speak at Aulne United Metho?dist Church?s Missions and Evangelism Night Sunday, Oct. 21. She will speak about the ongoing ministry of Main Street Ministries.

The evening will begin with a potluck meal at 6 p.m. followed by the missions program at 7.


HMS/HHS to present first vocal concert

The Hillsboro middle and high school vocal department will present its first concert of the school year Thursday, Oct. 18, in the high school auditorium.

The middle school concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. with both the seventh- and eighth-grade choirs performing.

After an intermission, the high school portion will begin at 7:45 p.m. with performances by the Mixed Chorus, Spirit-N-Celebration and the Concert Choir.

The groups are directed by Lynn Just. The public is invited to attend.


Sign up for a Holly Days table


The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce will host Holly Days in Hillsboro Saturday, Dec. 1.

Tables for homemade items are available for $10 each at a Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale at First Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall.

For more information, or to sign up for a table, contact the Hillsboro Chamber of Com?merce at 947-3506.


?Terror at the Lake? planned Oct. 26-28


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marion County will sponsor ?Terror at the Lake? Friday through Sunday, Oct. 26-28, at 1 Office Drive, Marion County Lake.

?Terror at the Lake? will be open from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The event will include a haunted house, hayrack rides and concessions. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.


Tabor townhouse dedication, Oct. 20


The public is invited to attend the dedication and open house of the new townhouse dormitories Saturday, Oct. 20, on the Tabor College campus.

The dedication ceremony will begin at 11:15 a.m. in the townhouse courtyard located between the women?s quad and the townhouses. An open house will follow from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.


Parkview to focus on mission call


The public is invited to Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church?s 2007 mission focus, ?Being Mission Minded.?

The event will begin Sunday, Oct. 21, with Tim Peters speaking at the morning services. Ed Boschman will speak Sunday, Oct. 28, at the morning services.

The Voice of the Martyrs Regional Conference will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Northwest Christian Church in Wichita.

On Sunday, Nov. 4, Pakisa Tshimika will speak at the Parkview morning services. Parkview pastors Steve Schroeder and Stephen Humber will close the event, speaking at the Sunday, Nov. 11, morning services.

Offerings will be taken for various organizations throughout the event.


Goessel blood drive to be held Oct. 29


The Goessel Blood Drive will be from noon to 6 p.m. Mon?day, Oct. 29, at the Mennonite Church, 109 S. Church, Goessel.

To schedule an appointment to donate, contact 1-800-GIVE LIFE. Walk-in donors are also welcome.


Crouse graduates

Seaman Recruit Jonathan R. Crouse, son of David and Beth Crouse of Hillsboro, graduated from the Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill., Sept. 21.

His parents, his sister Sarah and grandparents, Richard and Marilyn Riemer of Hillsboro, attended the graduation.

Following graduation, Seaman Crouse began nuclear training at Port Charleston, S.C.

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