Daily Life (Mar. 14, 2012)

Hymn sing planned for March 18

The monthly community hymn sing is planned for 7 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

The service will include singing, prayers and Scripture reading. Those attending will have the opportunity to select favorite hymns.

Steve Vincent will be the leader and the theme will be, ?Why God Cares About People.?


Goessel screenings planned March 26

Goessel Elementary School will host a kindergarten screening March 26 at Goessel Mennonite Church.

Children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 are encouraged to attend the screening.

The screenings will give both the parent and the school valuable information on their child?s readiness for school.

For more information, call 620-367-8118.


Storm meeting for Goessel March 22

The public is invited to attend a storm-awareness meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Goessel Civic Center Community Room, 101 S. Cedar.

Presenters will talk about procedures to follow in the event of severe weather in Goessel and the surrounding area, and several types of weather alert radios will be on display.

The informational meeting is sponsored by the Goessel weather spotters.


TEEN meeting set March 14 in Marion

The Technology Excellence in Education Network will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Marion School District Office, 101 North Thorp in Marion.

For more information, call Brandi Hendrix, TEEN director, at 620-877-0237.


Trinity Mennonite hosts choral group

Trinity Mennonite Church, 211 Elm St., Hillsboro, is inviting the public to attend morning worship at 10:30 a.m. March 18 to hear the Hesston College Choral.

These students have returned from their annual spring break tour and will give one of their final programs. The 37-voice choir is directed by music faculty member Ken Rodgers.

They have presented 12 concerts in 10 days across Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

The program includes music from the Renaissance era to the 20th Century and focuses around the theme ?Christ, Our Peace.?

Sarah Unruh, daughter of Mark and Barb Unruh, and Mindy Yoder, niece of Duane and Linda Kaiser of Durham are part of the group.


Girl Scouts plan 100 balloon launch

The Girl Scout Daisy Leaders in Marion are having a balloon launch at about 4:15 p.m. March 14 on the north side of the bus barn in Marion.

The plan is for 100 balloons to be launched in celebration of the 100th birthday of Girl Scouts.

The public and all former Girl Scout leaders and girls are welcome to attend and participate.


Centre to screen for kindergarteners

Centre USD 397 is conducting a kindergarten screening March 30 at the Centre K-12 School.

Children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 21 are encouraged to participate in the screening.

There will be no kindergarten class March 30.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 785-983-4304.


Couple to share gospel in Marion

Glenn and Sheila Litke of rural Hillsboro will be presenting the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. March 18 at Strassburg Baptist Church in Marion.

The couple will be sharing an inspirational message of scripture, sacred and gospel music.

She is the music professor at Tabor College and he was a former member of the Tabor College music faculty.


Fundraiser to fight hunger March 17

A car wash is planned from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17 in the Hillsboro United Methodist Church parking lot with all proceeds going to the World Vision?s Project, the 30-hour famine.

Donations nationwide will be used to buy and send food to the hungry around the world where famine is raging, said Brandon Voth, associate pastor at Ebenfeld Church.

Hillsboro area youth groups from Parkview, Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, Ebenfeld and Hillsboro United Methodist Church are hosting the car wash.


Florence Chess Club meets March 17

The Florence Chess Club meets from 10 a.m. to noon March 17 at 726 Marion St., Florence, across from the old Catholic school.

All ages and skills are welcome and there is no cost.

?We are also fortunate to have Ken Hodges, the former president of the Kansas Chess Club Association, in attendance for lessons,? said Holly Pereillo, coordinator.

The chess club meets the third Saturday of each month.

For more information, call Pereillo at 316-305-1780.


Marion Library plans annual event

The Marion City Library is having its annual Quilt Show March 19 through March 31 during regular library hours.

Thirty quilted items will be on display from vintage quilts to new quilts, wall hangings and table runners. The event is in conjunction with the library celebration this year in celebrating the Santa Fe Depot?s 100th birthday and the library being in this location for 10 years.

Everyone is welcome to attend the quilt show.

The library is open Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information call the library at 620-382-2442.

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