Daily Life (Jan. 5, 2011)

FFA to collect live Christmas trees


The Hillsboro High School FFA chapter will be receiving discarded live Christmas trees Sunday, Jan. 9.

Trees may be dropped off at the fairgrounds in Hillsboro, and chapter members will provide curb-side pick-up.


Free child screening offered in Hillsboro


Marion County Early Intervention Services will be offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, in Hillsboro at the United Methodist Church, 905 E. D St..

At the screening, development will be checked in the learning, motor, language and social areas. Vision and hearing also will be screened. This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete.

All child?ren are welcome, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 1-877-878-4519 ext. 113, or 620-382-2858.


Stucky to speak at museum meeting


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.


Center to honor Elvis? birthday


Marion Senior Center, 309 S. Third St., is celebrating Elvis? birthday at 6 p.m. Jan. 8. There will be a light lunch available by donation before the concert begins. Marc Baker from Wichita will perform the music and the moves identified with Elvis.

Poodle skirts and saddle oxfords will be worn by the Pinkettes, Marion Senior Center?s own groupies, said Janet Bryant, director. There will also be a display of Elvis collectables.

For more information, call 620- 382-2942.


Disabilities forum planned for Jan. 20


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 by participating in this meeting.


Maxwell refuge plans ?Elk Days?


Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, six miles north of Canton, is having its annual ?Elk Days,? with tours at 11 a.m. and noon and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 8 and Jan. 15 at the Friends tour center.

The Rocky Mountain Elk herd numbers 75 head and are seen only in the winter, according to refuge officials.

The lunch menu is sloppy joes, chili, relishes, cobbler and drink for a donation.

All proceeds go to support educational programs and events.

?Board our enclosed tram for a tour to view the elk and bison up close and personal,? a spokesperson said.

All tours are by reservation. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 620-628-4455.

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