Daily Life (June 8, 2011)

Goessel to host potluck, program

The AGAPE Senior Center, 520 E. Main, Goessel, is sponsoring a potluck and program starting at 6 p.m. June 16.

The guest speaker, Tina Block Ediger, will present, ?My Cousin, Ann, a Woman Who Survived Stalin?s Years of Terror.?

The focus of her program will be the brutality and starvation her relatives endured. She is asking those attending to bring food for the local food bank.

The potluck meal begins at 6 p.m. Those planning to attend are asked to bring food and table service. The program begins at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited.

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Canton FBLA plans fundraising event

The Canton-Galva High School Future Business Leaders of America will host ?Burger Nite? from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 11 at the Kountry Kafe, 220 E. U.S. Highway 56.

Donations will be accepted for the meal with proceeds going toward sending the 16 qualifiers to a national competition at the end of June in Orlando, Fla.

For more information, call 620-628-4401.

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Movie night begins June 17 at city park

The Hillsboro Convention & Visitors Bureau and Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church will host monthly family movie nights starting at 8:45 p.m. June 17 at Memorial Park, east of the Scout House in Hillsboro.

The first movie of the season is ?Despicable Me.? Movies also are scheduled for July 3 and Aug. 12.

In case of inclement weather, the movies will be shown in the activity center at Parkview, 610 S. Main St., Hillsboro.

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Hillsboro blood drive June 13

The American Red Cross is planning a blood drive from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, June 13, at Trinity Mennonite Church, 211 S. Elm in Hillsboro.

Donors must be in good general health and be at least 17 years old?16 years old with parental consent. Donors should weigh at least 110 pounds; additional weight requirements apply for donors 18 years old and younger and all high school donors.

All presenting donors automatically will be entered into a sweepstakes drawing for a two-day Music City getaway trip for two to Nashville, Tenn., including motel stay, two VIP passes to the grand Ole Opry, a backstage tour of the Opry House and a $300 Visa gift card.

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Library book group meets June 10

Hillsboro Public Library’s book discussion group will meet at 9 a.m. June 10 in the Hillsboro City Council meeting room.

This month?s book is “Dearest Dorothy, Are We There Yet?” by Charlene Baumbich.

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Rec commission announces change

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission meetings scheduled for June 8 and July 13 will be at 11:30 a.m. at LaCabana Restau?rant, 117 S. Main St., Hillsboro.

For more information, call Doug Sisk, recreation director, at 620-947-3490.

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Roller skating rink in Florence to open

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.

In case skates need to be ordered, organizers must have orders turned in by June 15.

Skate rental is $3 and concessions are available. All 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, by e-mailing: recdirector@florenceks.com.

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Burns Lions Club set for steak fry

The Burns Lions Club will host its annual steak fry this Saturday.

The location is three-fourths mile south of the four-way stop in Burns. Tickets are $30 and include steak with all the trimmings. Serving will begin at 6 p.m.

The evening will include a drawing for an 870 Remington shotgun and convection micro?wave.

Tickets are available from the Burns Bank, Glen?s Feedstore or by calling 247-4102.

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Summer reading program to begin

Marion City Library?s summer reading program is celebrating the Marion Sesquicen?tennial with ?Balloons, Bubbles and Books? starting June 13 and continuing until July 13.

Children who have completed kindergarten through eighth grade will receive prizes for completing different book goals. Preschool children will also be able to participate in the program again this year, said Janet Marler, librarian. They will receive a prize as they reach their book goal. Special Marion history, trivia and activities will be held in conjunction with the 150th celebration.

Children may register any time after June 1.

Adults and teens can also participate. They may enter a drawing for a weekly prize for each book read.

For more information, or to register, call 620-382-2442 or stop by at 101 Library St., Marion.

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