Daily Life (12-29-2010)

Hymn sing planned New Year?s eve

The monthly interchurch hymn sing will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Trinity Mennonite Church, 211 Elm St., Hillsboro.

The evening will include the singing of hymns, scripture reading and prayer. Those attending will have the opportunity to select favorite hymns to be sung, said Steve Vincent, leader. Lewis Hagen is the trumpeter and special music will be provided.

The theme is ?Trusting God for the Future,? Vincent said.

Maxwell refuge plans ?Elk Days?

Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, six miles north of Canton, is having its annual ?Elk Days,? with tours at 11 a.m. and noon and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 8 and Jan. 15 at the Friends tour center.

According to refuge officials, the Rocky Mountain Elk herd numbers 75 head and are seen only in the winter.

The lunch menu is sloppy joes, chili, relishes, cobbler and drink for a donation.

All proceeds go to support educational programs and events.

?Board our enclosed tram for a tour to view the elk and bison up close and personal,? a spokesperson said.

All tours are by reservation. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 620-628-4455.

MC Leadership class deadline Jan. 10

The application deadline for the 2011 Leadership Marion County classes is Jan. 10.

The LMC program, said Cheri Bentz, president, provides class participants with the opportunity to build and strengthen leadership skills while learning more about the county.

?Any Marion County resident or employee of a Marion County business may apply,? she said.

Classes begin Feb. 17 with a visit to Morning Star Ranch in Florence. In the following months, students will visit Burns, Marion, Goessel, Hillsboro, Lincolnville and Tampa and learn more about the county, empowering others, how to bring groups together, making decisions that benefit the entire group and more.

In March, the class will go to Topeka and tour the state capitol and other state agencies.

Tuition is $175, which helps cover materials and program costs, meals, graduation dinner and other expenses.

For more information or to register, call Bentz at 785-366-0454.

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