Letters (Feb. 23, 2011)

Impact Grant will make a difference


A heartfelt thank you to the Hillsboro Community Founda?tion?s Hillsboro Area Impact Fund for the grant of $500 recently awarded to the A.G.A.P.E. Senior Center in Goessel.

The senior center has a nutrition center and provides social opportunities for the elderly in the community. The grant will be used to help purchase and install an automatic door opener/closer making the facility more accessible for the elderly in our community.

We thank all those who made this fund possible and for their sharing with a neighboring Marion County community.

Glendene Schmidt

Secretary, A.G.A.P.E. Senior Center Board


? The Hillsboro Conventions and Visitors Bureau would like to thank the Hillsboro Commun?ity Foundation for awarding our committee recently with a grant in the amount of $500.

This money will be used to help offset costs incurred during the summer months of June, July and August, when CVB sponsors three ?Family Movie Nights? for the community and surrounding areas.

The CVB began this bold initiative last summer to generate positive exposure for the city and create a means of additional revenue for the economy.

The Hillsboro Community Foundation is a huge asset to our town. The CVB is grateful to be a grant recipient.

Gita Noble, chair

Hillsboro CVB


Thankful for the many friendships


We want to thank all of our friends and family in Christ for the friendship and love they have extended to us all these years.

I have been in this part of Kansas since 1976 when I attended and later worked at Tabor College and also worked at the Morning Star Ranch near Florence. My wife, Becky, has been here since we got married in 1988. She worked at the Hillsboro hospital and then at the Morning Star Ranch.

We have gotten to know and love many of you as family and just wanted to say thank you to all who have poured out their love and kindness to us and who have invested in us in God?s service all these years.

These past 111?2 years we have been missionaries with World Impact, an inner-city ministry, and for 10 of those years we were privileged to be directors of Morning Star Ranch. The Lord is now taking us to Dallas, Texas, to work in our inner-city ministry there.

We are continuing to be missionaries with World Impact but now will be ministering in south Dallas. We ask for your prayers as we enter this new chapter in our lives and hope the relationships we have built here will never be broken.

We have come to love the people here as our own family and thank the Lord for the many years he planted us in this area.

World Impact is having a send-off reception with snacks and fellowship at 3 p.m. Feb. 27, at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. We invite anyone who would like to attend to join us in this celebration. It will be a new beginning in our lives as we transition from a rural area to an inner-city area.

Memories of Kansas will be kept close to our hearts. We thank you for welcoming us and for all you have done for us.

Jim and Becky Elam


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