Daily Life (Dec. 22, 2010)

4-H Horse Project fundraiser planned

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Marion County 4-H Horse Project members have put together a calendar and gift store to raise money for educational events, trail rides and equipment for the project, said Belinda Engler, project organizer.

?This is a unique horse project,? she said. ?The members do not have to have their own horse and each member is provided a specific number of free horsemanship lessons, and a horse for use if needed, also for free.?

For more information, call Engler at 620-924-5254.

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Candlelight service set at Zion Church

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Zion Lutheran Church, 106 N. Lincoln St., Hillsboro, is having an 11 p.m. Dec. 24 candlelight service. Everyone is welcome.

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Goessel band, choir to perform Dec. 21

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The Goessel High School band and choir are having a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, in the Goessel High School auditorium.

The band is directed by Rob Tierney and the choir by Renae Schmidt Peters. Marcia Brubaker and students Ben Wiens and Michelle Unruh will accompany the choir.

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Alexanderwohl services announced

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Christmas services at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, one mile north of Goessel on Kansas Highway 15, will include the elementary Sunday School department at 7 p.m. Dec. 24 telling the Christmas Story through the children?s musical, ?The Christmas Puzzle,? followed by a candle-lighting service.

An organ prelude by Karen Unruh begins at 9:45 a.m. Christmas Day, Dec. 25, and trumpet selections performed by Kyle and Braden Unruh. The remainder of the one-hour service will include Christmas carols, prayers, a meditation by pastor Linda Ewert, and special music.

Everyone is invited to attend.

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MC Leadership class deadline Jan. 10

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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, bringing 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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