The Hays High School Chamber Singers, under the direction of Johnny Matlock, will perform at 7 p.m. March 12 at the Fox Pavilion, 1202 Main.

The musical evening is being sponsored by the Hays After 5 Christian women's organization.

Also on the program is inspirational speaker Ute Stalford of Norman, Okla. Stalford, who grew up in post-war Germany, is a former linguist and university professor. The title of her talk is "Learning to Make Life-Changing Choices."

Cost of the dinner program is $12.50. Reservations are due by Thursday to (785) 621-4701 or to

Hays After 5 is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries of Kansas City, Mo.

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Celebration Community Church raised more than $700 for athletic shoes for needy kids in the Hays community.

Celebration sold nearly 200 tickets to Fort Hays University men's and women's basketball games Feb. 22 against Pittsburg State University at Gross Memorial Coliseum. One-half of the $7 ticket price went to "Kicks for Kids," a charity the church has set up to provide free athletic shoes for needy kids in the Hays community.

School counselors from local elementary schools have been contacted to identify kids in need of shoes. Hibbets Sports in The Mall at Hays will be the outlet for the athletic shoes to be distributed in the near future.

If anyone would like to donate to "Kicks For Kids," they can do so through Celebration Community Church, 5790 230th Ave., Hays.

For more information, call Pastor Kyle Ermoian at Celebration Community Church at (785) 625-5483.

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NATOMA -- On Saturday evening, Natoma Lutherans For Life, with the help of Peace Youth Group, had a pancake supper to raise funds to help bring Brian Young of Creation Instruction Assoc. to Natoma.

Young will speak March 31 about Genesis and the pre-flood world and the importance of defending Genesis from the first verse.

For more information, call (785) 885-4718.