Daily Life (Jan. 12, 2011)

Disabilities forum planned for Jan. 20

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Parents as Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities of Marion County, together with Harvey-Marion County Community Developmental Disability Organization, is hosting a public forum on developing future services in Marion County for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The forum will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in the West Room at the Hillsboro City Building. Racquel Thiesen, Newton city commissioner and co-owner of Growth Associates, LLC, will facilitate.

The public is welcome to help shape the development of future services in the county. Refresh?ments will be provided.

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HRC offering class on computers

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The Hillsboro Recreation Commission is hosting a class about computers. Participants will learn about spyware, viruses and ways to clean up your desktop and start-up menu.

Other topics include ways to speed up your computer and basic do?s and don?ts with computers. This is the first of several classes HRC is planning to host over the next year.

Jason Henry, Hillsboro High School computer technician, will be teaching the class. This adult class will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the middle school computer lab.

The cost for the class is $10, which must be in by Monday, Jan. 24.

Forms will be available at the Hillsboro city office, or e-mail recreation@cityofhillsboro.net. Call 620-947-3490 for more information.

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?Hearts 4 Him? performs Jan. 16

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Everyone is invited to a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at Parview Mennonite Brethren Church, 610 S. Main St., Hillsboro.

The concert will feature ?Hearts 4 Him,? a men?s ensemble from central Kansas.

?Their repertoire of sacred music is designed to touch the hearts of men and women in such a way that it will be a source of encouragement and inspiration,? according to information provided by the church.

Vocalists include Jim Bartel, Lawrence Kliewer, Duane Loewen, Pete Peters, Delton Sandefer, Sid Sowers, Ken Stobbe, Jim Yoder and Bernie Zuercher. The accompanist is JoAnn Nickel.

For more information, call 620-947-2338.

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Strength-training open to public

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The Hillsboro Recreation Commission and Hillsboro High School will be opening the HHS strength-training facility to the public.

The facility will be open to Hillsboro students who are accompanied by a parent, as well as residents of Hillsboro over the age of 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

People should enter the facility through the east door of the new addition on the east end of the main high school building.

For additional information contact Doug Sisk, HRC director, at 620-947-3490.

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Stucky to speak at museum meeting

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A presentation on a historic Moundridge area flour mill will be part of the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum annual meeting at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at Alexan?derwohl Mennonite Church, one mile north of Goessel.

Brian D. Stucky, art teacher at Goessel High School and a local historian, will focus on the Alta Mill, which operated along the Little Arkansas River southwest of Moundridge from 1876 to 1949.

Four pieces of mill machinery are part of the permanent display in the museum?s Turkey Red Wheat Palace. Stucky is a descendant of one of the mill?s owners.

The business part of the meeting will precede Stucky?s presentation.

Faspa, a traditional Low-German Mennonite light lunch, will be served following the meeting.

All interested persons are invited to attend the meeting.

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