Benefit lunch set for Saturday

The 4th Annual Benefit Day Pulled Pork and Baby Back Ribs Dinner will be from 5 to 7 p.m. April 22 in the Pine Village Wellness Center. Pre-ordered pulled pork and baby back ribs can be picked up any time during the dinner. Friends and family are welcome to come enjoy tender, smoked pulled pork and fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs.

Pine Village is a non-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community, offering gracious living for adults 62 and older with an active and independent lifestyle for today in a supportive Christian environment. Services include independent living, assisted living, health care, skilled care and memory care. For more information, visit or come by for a visit at 86 22nd Ave., Moundridge.

“Old Folks Home” History of The Cedars

Larry Hornbaker to give a program

3 p.m. on April 21

The Cedars has an interesting history. Larry Hornbaker's family owned and lived in the home which formerly housed

the “Old Folks Home.” The “Old Folks Home” was established in 1893 near the small Reno County town of Booth, which came to be called Darlow. It was located on a farm six miles south and two miles west of what is now the southern edge of South Hutchinson. That facility closed in 1952 due to outmoded facilities and a dwindling number of residents.

A tornado in 1948 may have also hastened its demise. The Cedars then opened along Kansas Avenue in McPherson.

Larry’s presentation will include photos, documents and historical information from a number of sources that he has gathered.

The public is invited to attend this program at The Cedars Wellness Center, 1021 Cedars Drive, McPherson.

A Musical Evening: Clarinet and Flute

Kento Aizawa and Lillian Oeding

7 p.m. April 25

The public is cordially invited to come to The Cedars Wellness Center at 7 p.m. on April 25 at for a "Musical Evening: Clarinet and Flute." Kento Aizawa and Lillian Oeding, both students at McPherson College, are accomplished musicians. They will be playing a variety of

music and will be accompanied by Jean Hendricks on piano.