Daily Life (July 21)

Gospel music planned Aug. 1

A music program featuring gospel music of the Cornerstone Quartet and hosted by Spring Valley Mennonite Church will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at Springfield Park, three miles south of U.S. Highway 56 on Kansas Highway 15.

Organizers encourage everyone to bring a lawn chair and enjoy the program. Drinks will be provided.

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?Run For Your Momma? planned

Mothers of Preschoolers is sponsoring a ?Run For Your Momma? Aug. 14 at the Marion County Lake. The run is a half marathon relay and two-mile fun run.

Organizers are encouraging participants to take advantage of early registration until July 21. The run is open to all ages and abilities.

Proceeds will help the MOPS program.

For more information or registration forms, visit mopsofmarion@gmail.com.

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Krause family reunion Saturday

The descendants of Cornelius and Sarah Gaede Krause and Heinrich C. Krause and Katharina Durksen Krause are inviting others to take part in their family reunion from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Hillsboro Senior Center, 212 N. Main.

Anyone attending is encouraged to bring pictures, histories and family stories.

For more information, call Shirley Lane of Lehigh, 620-483-3120 or Dale Fell of Georgetown, Texas, at 512-864-1936 or e-mail: dale@fell.com.

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Blood drive planned Tuesday

The American Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at First Mennonite Church, 102 S. Ash, Hillsboro.

Beverly Kerbs with the Red Cross in Wichita, said all blood types are needed and the donation process isn?t difficult.

?A blood donor card or driver?s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in,? she said. ?Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be 17 or older.?

In Kansas, 16-year-olds may donate with a signed parental consent form.

During the summer months, she said, the blood supply teeters at low levels because of travel schedules, school and college closings and vacations.

Anyone wanting to donate blood by appointment is encouraged to call toll-free 800-773-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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Peabody concert series starts July 27

Peabody is once again the site of the Sleepy Creek Concert Series, a cooperative effort by Peabody Main Street Association and Partners of Peabody?s Parks, for the benefit of the community.

The series started in 2008 and is held the last Sunday of each month beginning in July and continuing through October.

?Main Street is very excited to be bringing the arts to Peabody,? said Shane Marler, with Main Street and Peabody Economic Development.

During the four-month series, a different group is featured and each varies in musical genre.

The line-up includes ?The Melodivas? (singer/songwriter-folk music), at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 25, Santa Fe Park.

A barbershop quartet, ?The Rip Chords,? Aug. 29.

?Accrostic,? a gospel group, will be performing Sept. 26.

The final concert in October will feature area talent. The date is not yet determined.

Organizers urge those planning to attend to bring a lawnchair and appetite.

For more information, call 620-983-2113.

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Florence plans community night

The Florence Farmers? Market is hosting its second ?Community Night at the Market? from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at Moses Shane Park in Florence.

The theme for this month will be ?Christmas in July,? and entertainment will be provided by ?Prairie Folk,? according to organizers.

The Christmas dinner includes ham, gourmet potatoes, cranberry salad and rolls. All proceeds will benefit the Florence Farmers? Market.

Organizers ask people to bring a lawn chair, bug spray and enjoy the event. The event is open to everyone, not only Florence resident.

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