Daily Life (June 22, 2011)

Goessel to host blood drive June 30

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The American Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 30 at the Mennonite Church, 109 S. Church, in Goessel.

All blood types are needed, said Bev Kerbs, senior donorrecruitment representative with the Central Plains Region in Emporia.

The day of the drive, she said, a blood donor card or driver?s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be 17 years old or 16 with completed parental consent form.

For more information, call 800-733-2767 or go to: www.redcrossblood.org.

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Free screening in Marion June 28

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Marion County Early Inter?vention Services is planning a free screening for children from birth through 5 years old Tues?day, June 28, at the Marion Presbyterian Church located at Lawrence and Elm streets.

Appointments will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of learning, motor, language and social. Vision and hearing also will be screened. This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete.

All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 1-877-878-4519, ext. 128, or 620-382-2858.

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Priest to report on Zimbabwe trip

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Bob Priest will report on his mission trip to Zimbabwe at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Marion.

Priest traveled with 16 persons from Kansas Feb. 24 to March 18. The team worked at the Zimunya Skilled Training Center, painted rooms at a United Methodist hospital and worked with the locals in ministry and preaching.

Priest assisted in a groundbreaking for the parsonage for the Dora South Circuit and also preached there.

He plans to show video pictures of the beautiful country in the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe and talk about the work of United Methodist Christians in that country.

An ice cream social, sponsored by the Missions Committee, will follow the report.

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Monthly hymn sing planned June 26

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The monthly interchurch hymn sing will be at 7 p.m. June 26 at the Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church, 1498 Kanza, Hillsboro.

The evening will include the singing of hymns, scripture readings and prayer. Those attending will have the opportunity to select favorite hymns. Steve Vincent will be the leader and the theme will be ?The Giver and the Gifts.?

Special music will also be a part of the service.

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Roller skating rink in Florence to open

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The roller skating rink in Florence will be open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 24. Anyone planning to attend is encouraged to check and make sure their skate size is available.

Skate rental is $3 and concessions are available. Proceeds from the monthly skating rink at the Florence gymnasium go toward the recreation fund for future activities.

For more information or to check on roller skating size availability, check by e-mailing: recdirector@florenceks.com.

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Woman to talk on road to forgiveness

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The First Mennonite Church, 102 S. Ash St., Hillsboro, is hosting Bess Klassen-Landis at 7 p.m. June 26. She will be speaking about her journey to forgiveness.

The presentation will involve her experiences after the murder of a loved one and failures of the death penalty.

Everyone is welcome to attend the event, sponsored by the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty.

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