Daily Life (Aug. 17, 2011)

Hillsboro center to serve breakfast

A community breakfast fundraiser is planned from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Hill?sboro Senior Center, 212 N. Main St.

The menu will include biscuits and gravy, ham, pancakes, coffee, juice and milk. The cost is $6 per person.

The breakfast will benefit the Hillsboro Senior Center.

For more information, call the center at 620-947-2304.

Aug.19 blood drive set in Hillsboro

The American Red Cross is planning a blood drive from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 E. D St.

All blood types are needed. Donors are asked to bring a blood donor card, driver?s license or two other forms of identification at check-in. Donors must be 17 or 16 years old with completed parental consent form, in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds.

To schedule an appointment, call 620-342-2557 or toll-free, 800-733-2762.

Plett reunion meets at Cross Wind

Descendants of the late J.E. and Mary Plett met for a cousins’ reunion Aug. 5-7 at Cross Wind Conference Center near Hesston for the first time since J.E.?s death in 1981.

Attending from Kansas were Roger and MaryAlice Hiebert, Marion; Jerry and Rowena Plett, Lincolnville; Willis and Joan Duerksen, Newton; Lawrence and Roberta Foth, Topeka; Ruth Friesen, Wichita; John and Pat Plett, Andover; Cathy Plett, Andover; Tim and Patti Plett, Cassoday; Mike and Jeanne Plett, Ellsworth; Travis and Anna Plett, Andover; Jeff and Liz Harms, Hillsboro, and Brian and Anna Kleinsasser, Kansas City.

Coming from out-of-state were Bob and Eileen Plett, Reedley, Calif.; Carol Jantz and Bob Wright, Castle Rock, Colo.; Charles and Sally Plett, Roswell, N.M.; Don and Margaret Foth, Harrisonburg, Va.; Ethel Klein?sasser, Reno, Nev.; Lynn and Brenda Plett, St. Joseph, Mo.; Steven and Janeth Dow, Prescott, Ariz.; and Brian and Marilyn Kashawagi, Houston, Texas.

Community hymn sing set Aug. 21

The monthly community hymn sing will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

The evening will include singing, prayer and Scripture readings. Those attending will have the opportunity to select favorite hymns to be sung.

Steve Vincent will be the leader; the theme will be ?Far Away, Yet Still at Home.?

TEEN to meet Aug. 17 in Marion

The Technology Excellence in Education Network (TEEN) will have its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Marion District Office at 101 N. Thorp, Marion.

For more information, call Brandi Hendrix at 620-877-0237.

Holtsclaw to lead services Aug. 28

Bennie Holtsclaw, country and gospel singer, will be featured at the 11 a.m. service Aug. 28 at Florence United Methodist Church. He also will give a program at the Aulne United Methodist Church in the evening.

The public is invited to attend a potluck supper at 6 p.m. with a hymn sing and program at 7 p.m.

Holtsclaw has recorded four albums, traveled with the KFRM radio show and performed on television.

Hillsboro school day to start earlier

Unified School District 410 will begin the new school year Thursday, Aug. 24. Parents are reminded that the start time for classes this year has been changed to 8 a.m.

Library to host last movie of summer

The Hillsboro Public Library will host its last movie event of the summer with a matinee planned for 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19.

?We will be showing a movie and serving popcorn and bottled water,? said Cathleen Fish, librarian. ?It?s kind of our last hurrah before school begins.?

Because of licensing restrictions, the library is not allowed to name the movie, Fish said. But patrons are welcome to stop by the library or call 620-947-3827 for more information.

Community Bible study begins soon

The community Bible study for women will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 8. This nondenominational group will study the book of Esther.

The group will use Beth Moore?s handbook as its guide. Moore is an American evangelist, author and teacher.

All studies will be in the Hearth Room at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe. Babysitting will be available upon request.

For more information, call 620-947-3144.

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