Daily Life (Feb. 16, 2011)

FFA pancake feed set for Saturday

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The Hillsboro High School FFA chapter will be offering its annual community pancake feed from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Hillsboro Senior Center, 212 N. Main St.

The suggested donation for the meal is $5 per person.

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Interchurch hymn sing set Feb. 20

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The monthly interchurch hymn sing will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

The evening will include singing, scripture reading and prayer.

Those attending will have the opportunity to select favorite hymns to be sung.

Steve Vincent will be the leader, and this month?s theme is, “The Perfect Father,” with Lewis Hagen as trumpeter.

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Hillsboro plans town hall meeting

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A town hall meeting in Hillsboro will begin at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 in the East City Hall Community Room.

The meeting will be to consider what direction the city should take regarding the museum.

The format will be such that everyone present will have an opportunity to present their thoughts in several ?round table? discussions.

Cookies and coffee will be served.

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MCSEC meets Feb. 21 in Marion

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The Marion County Special Education Cooperative board is having its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in the cooperative conference room, 1500 E. Lawrence, Marion.

For more information, call Becky Savage, board clerk, 620-382-2858.

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Centre FFA plans free breakfast

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Centre High School FFA is having a free community breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Tampa Senior Center building,

Come enjoy breakfast on us, for all you do to support the FFA program at Centre High School.

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Free agritourism meeting Feb. 28

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A free informational meeting about agritourism and how it might work for county residents is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at Butler Community College, 412 N. Second St., Marion.

The purpose of the meeting is to help farmers, ranchers and others interested in expanding a business in which rural tourism would be a source of income are encouraged to attend.

The meeting will have three parts to include an illustrated presentation on the characteristics of the clientele, the kinds of experiences and products they want and how to get started in a business.

For more information, call Teresa Huffman, Marion County Economic Development director at 620-382-8830.

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Red Cross blood drive Feb. 25

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A Goessel community blood drive is planned from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at Goessel Mennonite Church, 109 S. Church, Goessel.

Appointments can be made by calling 800-733-2767 or go online to: redcrossblood.org.

Walk-ins are welcome and free T-shirts will be given to everyone who donates blood.

All blood types are needed. In order to give blood, individuals must be 17 or 16 with a parental consent form, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health.

?With this latest round of severe winter storms, the Red Cross has been unable to collect blood in certain parts of the country,? said Bev Kerbs, senior donor recruitment representative, ?which has forced the cancellation of more than 750 blood drives and over 28,000 scheduled blood donations since Jan. 1.?

For more information, call Kerbs at the Central Plains Region in Emporia at 620-342-2557 or 316-641-3602.

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Marion preschool fundraiser planned

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Stepping Stones Preschool has chosen Little Ceasar?s Pizza kits for its annual fundraiser.

Anyone interested in ordering bread stick or pizza kits is asked to call 620-382-3142 or stop by the facility at 300 E. Santa Fe, Marion.

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Goessel?s FFA sets free pancake feed

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Goessel High School FFA is having an appreciation pancake feed beginning at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 19, at the AGAPE Senior Center for the Goessel community.

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Cinderella?s Closet opens March 6

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Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church is sponsoring its annual Cinderella’s Closet from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 6 at the church, 300 S.Prairie Pointe, Hillsboro.

The event is open to any girl in Marion County who is looking for a 2011 prom dress.

Organizers are encouraging anyone to come pick from a variety of brand new dresses as well as one-time used dresses at no cost for any of the dresses.

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Annual Bible event scheduled in Burns

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First Mennonite Church of Burns is having its annual Bible Conference Feb. 27 and 28. Sessions on Sunday are at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 7 p.m. The final session is Monday at 7 p.m.

The Topic is: “Does God still ?Speak? Today?” with speaker Mark Thrash, a veteran speaker, teacher, and missionary.

The church is 1.5 miles northwest of Burns on 20th.

For more information, call pastor Arlen Busenitz at 316-247-4102.

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