Daily Life (June 23, 2010)

Preserving prairie is event theme

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Peabody will be the site for a presentation on the benefits of preserving prairie for future generations Tuesday, June 29.

The event, sponsored by Dyck Arborteum of the Plains in Hesston, will begin with a meal at 5:30 p.m. prepared by chefs Debbie McSweeney and Becky Nickel of Prairie Harvest Deli in Newton. The meal will cost $5.

Jerry Jost of the Kansas Land Trust will talk about benefits of conservation easements at 6 p.m. The evening will conclude at 7:30 with a site visit of a local prairie just outside of Peabody owned by Virginia Skinner.

The public is invited. To reserve a meal, call 620-327-8127 by June 25.

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Members sought for singing group

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Anyone interested in joining a group called, ?The German Singers,? are invited to a rehearsal at 7 p.m. Friday, July 2, in the Parkside Congregate rehearsal room on the basement level, 200 Willow Rd., Hillsboro.

Jona Baltzer, one of the coordinators, said it has been over a year since the group has sung together.

The plan is to give an informal program Monday, July 5.

Music is furnished for new participants, he said, and those joining are asked to bring a three-ring notebook for filing selections.

For more information, call Baltzer, 947-2446.

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Aulne UMW plans annual celebration

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Aulne United Methodist Church is having its annual Independence Day Celebration beginning with live music at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 3.

Everyone is also welcome to enjoy homemade ice cream at 8 p.m. with fireworks starting at 9 p.m.

The church is at the corner of 140th and Pawnee, south of Marion about five miles. Bring lawn chairs and come enjoy the show, organizers said.

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Marion City Library sets ?Movie Day?

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Marion City Library is reminding the public about ?Movie Day? beginning at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, for children and adults.

This week?s movie is ?The Spy Next Door,? said Janet Marler, librarian. The movi is rated PG with a run time of one hour and 32 minutes.

The movie will be shown in the Kansas Room at the library, 101 Library St., Marion.

For more information, call 620-382-2442.

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Free child screening set for Monday

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Marion County Early Intervention Services will be offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Monday, June 28, at the Marion Presbyterian Church, located at Lawrence at Elm streets.

Appointments will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the screening, development will be checked in the learning, motor, language, and social areas. Vision and hearing will also 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 an appointment, call 1-877-878-4519, ext. 113, or 620-382-2858.

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Local host families sought for tourney

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The Hillsboro Recreation Commission is looking for host families to house players participating in the Cal Ripkin State Tournament July 15-19, according to Doug Sisk, recreation director.

Host families are needed to house one or two players age 12 and under.

?It?s similar to being a foster parent, but only for a few days,? Sisk said. ?Host families will provide food, a place to stay, and drive players to their ballgames.?

Eight teams are coming to Hillsboro for the tournament. With 12 players on a team, host families are needed for about 100 young people.

Anyone interested in being a host family can to call Sisk at 877-7512 or Stephanie Sinclair at 620-383-4442 or 947-3835.

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Blood drive set for June 25 in Goessel

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The American Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive in Goessel from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 25, at the Goessel Mennonite Church, 109 S. Church.

All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. said Bev Kerbs, donor recruitment representative.

A blood donor card or driver?s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

In addition, donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 100 pounds, at age 17 and older or 16 with completed Parental Consent Form,

For more information or to make an appointment, call toll-free 800-733-2767 or visit: redcrossblood.org.

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Centennial DVDs available to buy

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A two-set collection of DVDs featuring Hillsboro?s centennial and 125th anniversary celebrations are now available for purchase.

The 1984 Centennial DVD includes pig wrestling, period dress parades, beards, Kangaroo Court and more.

The second DVD includes all the activities from the 125th celebration, including recognition of mayors, beard judging and footage from the Fourth of July Eve event at the Schaeffler House.

The set is available at the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce or Hillsboro Furniture for $20.

For more information, call 947-3506 or 947-3903.

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