Daily Life (Dec. 11, 2013)

?Night in the Barn? set for Dec. 21, 22

Tabor Mennonite Youth Fellowship will host its annual living nativity, ?Night in the Barn,? from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 21 and 22 at the farm of Maynard Knepp and Carol Duerksen between Goessel and Hills?boro.

The come-and-go event will feature the perspectives of the innkeeper and a shepherd, plus Christmas carols.

Animals in the barn will include a llama that gives kisses, a cow and little calf, sheep wearing bells and friendly donkeys.

Visitors can gather around a bonfire and enjoy hot drinks. Admission is free; donations to the youth group will be accepted.

Directions to ?Night in the Barn? from Goessel are 3 miles north on Kansas High?way 15, 4 miles east on 150th and three-quarter mile north on Falcon.

From Hillsboro, drive 4 miles south on Indigo, 3 west on 150th and three-quarter mile north on Falcon.

For more information, call 620-367-8432 or 620-386-0709.


USD 410 concerts will be next week

The USD 410 band and vocal departments will present their Christmas concerts next week.

The middle school concert will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, in the auditorium. The sixth-grade choir and band will perform, as well as the seventh- and eighth-grade band and choir.

The high school concert will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, in the auditorium. The band, concert choir and Spirit-N-Celebration will perform.


LMC application deadline is Dec. 15

The deadline to submit applications for Leadership Marion County is Dec. 15.

The series of nine classes will begin in February. Classes will meet every other Thursday in various locations within Marion County with one trip to Topeka to meet with state representatives.

The goal of LMC is in developing unity among the communities of the county, identifying current and future leaders, examining issues facing the county and encouraging service at local and county levels.

Applications are available at the Marion County Court?house, Florence City Hall, Goessel City Hall, Hillsboro Library, Tampa State Bank in Tampa or Burns Library.

For more information, call Teresa Huffman, director of Marion County Eco?nomic Development, at 620-382-8830.


TEEN board will meet Dec. 18

The Technology Excel?lence in Education Network will meet at 6 p.m. Wednes?day, Dec. 18, at the USD 408 district office at 101 N. Thorp St. in Marion.

For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.


Durham celebrates season with party

The community of Durham is celebrating the Christmas season with a party starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the community center.

Hot dogs and a variety of treats will be served.

In addition, there will be entertainment and Christmas sacks handed out to children.


Bible study to begin Jan. 9

Forever in Love with Jesus is the name of a new community Bible study starting at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 9.

The DVD lessons by Kathy Trocolli and Dee Brestin will be from the books of John and Hosea.

The group will meet at Hillsboro Mennonite Breth?ren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

Study guides may be purchased for $10 by calling 620-947-3144 or stop by the office before Dec. 20. The guides are not mandatory, but registration would be helpful.

Babysitting is available.


Maxwell plans elk and bison tour

Friends of Maxwell at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge north of Canton will celebrate Elk Days Jan. 18 and 25 with a prairie tour in an enclosed tram that will include the elk herd.

The elk herd appears only during the winter months. Participants also will view the bison herd during the tour and will be served lunch upon arriving back to the tour center.

Admission for the tour and meal will be by donation and will require reservations. For more information or to make reservations, call 620-628-4455.


Public invited to listen, sing carols

Alexanderfeld Church members invite the public to an evening of Christmas carols starting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at the historic church on the Tabor College campus.

Everyone is encouraged to listen or sing along.

For more information, call 316-215-4816.

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