Happenings (Week of Oct. 24, 2007)


Mary Franz Celebrates 101 years

Mary Franz celebrated her 101st birthday with family members and Park Village residents Oct. 9 at Park Village.

She was born Oct. 10, 1906, to Susie and Klaas Wiens of Hen?derson, Neb. In 1928, she was married to George Franz who predeceased her in 1980 after 52 years of marriage.

She has three sons, Robert and Darlene of Hillsboro, Roger and Lawanda of Sanger, Calif., and George and Judy of Fresno, Calif.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Open house for Eugene Franzen?

An open house in honor of Eugene Franzen?s 85th birthday is planned for family and friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Agape Senior Center in Goessel. He requests no gifts.?

Three Sisters to hold annual Free Tea

Three Sisters Tea Room in Canton will offer its annual Free Tea and Christmas Open House from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.

No reservations are required for the come-and-go event. For more information, contact 620-628-448?

Fall Female Fling planned for Nov. 5

The second annual Fall Female Fling sponsored by Greenhaw Pharmacy and Hillsboro Family Practice will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the City Building in Hills?boro.

The event will include free food, door prizes, opportunities to win money, exhibits from local businesses, and speakers addressing women?s health issues.

Guest speakers include Rebecca Green, physician?s assistant; Melissa Batterton, advanced registered nurse practioner; Tami Driggers, Dr. Organics; Anna Woods, certified personal trainer; and Sharon Ressler.

Women are asked to stop in to any of the 20 local participating businesses owned or operated by women prior to Nov. 5 and pick up a card. The card will admit any woman into the event, qualify her for door prizes, and provide one lucky person the opportunity to win $20 for every initial she has obtained from participating stores.

For more information contact Jeanne Rziha at Greenhaw Wellness Center, 947-3048, or Anna Woods, 620-877-7503.

Women?s retreat set for Oct. 28?

Peabody Main Street Association will present ?How Does Your Garden Grow?? women?s retreat from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. This year?s theme is ?Asters, Apples and Accessories.?

GHS vocal concert planned for Oct. 29

The Goessel High School Choir and Elbiata Singers, under the direction of Greg Bontrager, will present their fall program beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in the high school auditorium.

The program will feature American folk songs and spirituals. The public is invited to attend the free event.

P.E.O. Chapter DB to meet Nov. 5

P.E.O. Chapter DB will meet at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Presbyterian Church in Marion hosted by Janice Case, Suzanne Thole and Bettie Batt.

The guest speaker will be Jeremy Armstrong, St. Luke Hospital administrator. Also, a member of the Herington P.E.O. will share highlights from the international convention.?

Hillsboro center collecting denim

Hillsboro Long Term Care is collecting denim jeans, skirts and jackets for project ?Blue to Green.? The denim will be made into insulation for homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

A collection box will be located in the chapel through Oct. 30.

Lehigh to sponsor Halloween party

The Lehigh Park Committee will sponsor a Halloween party at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Lehigh Fire Station. The event is for children age 11 and under. Parents and the community are also invited. The evening will include snacks and games.

Parkview MB to serve at Greensburg

Parkview Mennonite Breth?ren Church will respond to the Greensburg tornado disaster by sending a service team there to help residents rebuild.

The team will leave from the church at 6 a.m. Nov. 1 and will return around 7 p.m. Nov. 3. The cost is $15 to cover fuel expenses. Volunteers are asked to bring money for one evening meal, tools, work clothes, work gloves and bedding/sleeping bag.

Mennonite Disaster Service will provide showers, meals, cots and rooms for sleeping.

Registration deadline is Sunday, Oct. 28. For more information, contact pastor Steve Schroeder at 947-2338.

Wiebe Media Center to host book fair

Wiebe Media Center at Hillsboro High School will host a book fair from Oct. 29 through Nov. 5. The majority of the fair will be middle-school selections, but items for younger children and adults will also be available.

The public is invited to attend. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 29 through Oct. 31; 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 1 and Nov. 5; and 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2.?

Tampa Triple Ts to meet Oct. 28

The Tampa Triple Ts 4-H Club will have a Halloween party and meeting Sunday, Oct. 28. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at the Tampa Senior Center. Anyone interested in joining the club are invited to attend.?

Historical Society to meet Nov. 5

The Marion County Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Lincolnville Community Center. A catered meal will be provided by Kathy Svitak, and the guest speaker will be Gary Schuler, district conservationist for Natural Resources Conservation Service.

For more information or to make reservations, contact Marcus Carlson, 785-983-4342, Mary Olsen, 620-382-3842, or Marilyn Jones, 620-983-2815.

Bill Cordes to speak at countywide event?

Bill Cordes, a motivational speaker, consultant and author, will lead a countywide event at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at the Marion High School gymnasium.

The event is intended to spark conversation, increase connections and encourage thinking about how we raise children, treat others, and lead our lives.

Cordes, a native Kansan, is author of ?Class It Up,? a study-skills book for students. He is also co-author of ?Teen Power Too? and ?Teen Power.?

For more information, contact Linda Ogden, Communities In Schools of Marion County at 947-3184.?

Canadian duet to perform Nov. 4

Willie and Rodi Longenecker, a husband and wife duet from Ontario, Canada, will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro. The public is invited to attend

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