Daily Life (December 8, 2015)

Night in the Barn set for Dec. 19, 20

Tabor Mennonite Youth Fellowship will present their annual living nativity, Night in the Barn from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20 in the barn of Maynard Knepp and Carol Duerksen between Goessel and Hills?boro.

A llama that gives kisses, a mother cow and calf, bell-wearing sheep and people-loving donkeys are among the critters on site.

The come-and-go event will feature a program in the barn, Christmas carols around a bonfire, hot drinks and snacks.

Admission is free; donations to the youth group will be accepted.

From Goessel, drive 3 miles north on Kansas Highway 15, 4 miles east on 150th, 3/4 mile north on Falcon.

From Hillsboro, drive 4 miles south on Indigo, 3 west on 150th, 3/4 mile north on Falcon.

For more information, call 620-386-0709.


PAT hosting Santa in Florence Dec. 12

Families with children birth to age 5 are invited spend time with Santa Claus, decorate a sugar cookie and hear the well-known book, ?If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,? from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Flint Hills Market and Bakery, 423 Main Street, Florence.

The event is sponsored by Marion County Parents as Teachers and the Flint Hills Market and Bakery.

For more information call Lori Soo Hoo at 620-947-4041.


TEEN to meet by phone Dec. 16

The Technology Excel?lence in Education Network will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, via phone conference.

The phone conference will be initiated from the USD 410 Central Office at 416 S. Date, Hillsboro. The public is welcome to attend.

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


Brass choir plans free concert Dec. 13

The McPherson Com?mun?ity Brass Choir, under the direction of Jerry Toews, will present a free Christmas concert at 7 p.m., Dec. 13, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church.

The church is located one mile north of Goessel on Kansas Highway 15. The 16-piece brass ensemble has been performing since 1973.

Also part of the program will be an interlude perform?ed by the Elbiata Singers from Goessel High School under the direction of Andrew Voth.


Goessel K-5 students to perform Dec. 14

K-5 students at Goessel Elementary School will present their Christmas program at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, in the school gymnasium.

Students in kindergarten through third grade will present ?Home for Christ?mas-Time. The fourth and fifth-grade choir will present Christmas choral pieces, including 16th century Riu Riu Chiu.

The K-5 choir will lead the audience in ?Angels We Have Heard on High? and ?Joy to the World.?

Marcia Brubaker is the K-5 music teacher. Choirs are accompanied by Mary Schmidt.

The fifth-grade band will make its debut performance, with each band member performing a solo. Scott Taylor is the band director.


HH/MS groups to perform Dec. 14, 15

The Hillsboro High/Mid?dle School band and choirs will present their Christmas concerts next week.

The high school band and choirs will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, in the auditorium. The middle school, (sixth through eighth grade) bands and choirs will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15 in the auditorium.

The public is invited to attend.

Hillsboro plans first outdoor light event

The Hillsboro Conven?tion and Visitors Bureau is sponsoring its first Outdoor Christmas Lights Decorat?ing contest with 25 percent of registered participants receiving $100 in Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce bucks.

Judging will be done anonymously Dec. 18-19. Lights will need to be on from 5-10 p.m., so judges can see displays.

The deadline to enter is Dec. 15.

For more information or to register, call the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce at 620-947-3506. Registration forms are also at the Cham?ber office.


Commodities slated to arrive Dec. 9

The Marion County Department on Aging reminds recipients that government surplus commodities arrive Dec. 9 at senior centers.

Each site will distribute commodities according to its schedule. Check with local sites for day and times. If no commodities remain at assigned location, call 620-382-3580.

Main Street Ministries will be the location for Lehigh residents to pick up their commodities.

In receive commodities, monthly income must be below the following: one person, $1,276; two people, $1,726; three people, $2,177; four people, $2,268 and five people, $3,078.

For each additional family member add $451.

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