Daily Life (Mar. 16, 2011)

Flint Hills RECA meeting March 17

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Flint Hills Rural Electric Cooperative Association Inc. is planning its 73rd annual meeting for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the Centre High School gymnasium.

The school is located 10 miles north of the junction of U.S. highways 56 and 77.

The meeting is open to all members of the Flint Hills Rural Electric Co-op.

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Venders needed for June antique fair

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Vendors are being sought for the ?Days of Olde? antique fair June 11 in downtown Hillsboro.

For an application, call the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce at 620-947-3506 or Sheryl Lehr at 620-947-1715.

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Goessel to screen for kindergarten

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Goessel Elementary School will host a kindergarten screening Monday, March 28, at Goessel Mennonite Church.

All children who will be 5 on or before Aug. 31 are encouraged to attend the screening.

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

To schedule an appointment, call the GES office at 620-367-8118.

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Zwiebach the focus of museum event

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To many people of Russian Mennonite descent, zwiebach is more than just a bread.

This rich, double-decker bun will be the focus of an informal discussion and story-telling at Mennonite Heritage & Agricul?tural Museum at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20.

Faspa, a light meal including zwiebach, will be served at 4 p.m. The event will take place in the Goessel Preparatory School building at the museum.

Discussion and storytelling points will be zwiebach-making and baking and the significance of zwiebach in Low-German Mennonite culture.

The public is invited to this free event.

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Follow-up meeting March 31 for PAID

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Parents as Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities and the Harvey-Marion County CDDO are sponsoring a second public forum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 31 in the Hillsboro City building?s west room.

All parents, educators and community members who would like to be a part of exploring the idea of bringing services to Marion county for adult citizens with disabilities are encouraged to attend. The first public forum was Feb. 17. Refreshments will be provided.

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Trail singer will perform at dinner

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Trail Song Willie, also known as Harold Williams, will be the featured entertainer at Menno?nite Heritage & Agricultural Museum?s annual Heritage Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 2, at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, one mile north of Goessel on Kansas Highway 15.

The event will begin with a full-course catered meal. Williams? performance will follow. He specializes in cowboy and western songs and other songs of the Kansas trails.

The museum?s Heritage Dinner is an annual fundraiser.

For more information or ticket reservations, call 620-367-8200 during museum hours, noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Satur?day. Reservation deadline is Tuesday, March 29.

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KDWP to focus on underage drinking

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Officials with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Transportation will focus enforcement efforts to combat underage drinking on KDWP?s properties, said Marvin Peterson with the park service.

Natural resource officers will concentrate enforcement efforts on problem-areas known or suspected of being used by underage drinkers. These ?party spots? will be heavily-patrolled by several natural resource officers during select high-use periods.

Persons not of legal age caught consuming or possessing alcoholic beverages will be processed through the judicial system, he said.

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Director sought for ?Our Town? show

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The Marion Sesquicentennial Committee is searching for a director to oversee the Aug. 20-21 production of ?Our Town,? which will be held in the USD?408 Fine Arts Center.

Dick Varenhorst, committee chair, said a sound and light technician is also needed, along with costumes and props.

For more information or to help, call Varenhorst at 620-381-0063.

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Foster parent meeting March 22

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An informational meeting is planned at 7 p.m. March 22 at Emmanual Baptist Church, 229 Walnut St., Marion, for those interested in becoming foster parents.

As part of the process, the first step toward becoming a licensed foster parent is the Partnering for Safety and Permanence-Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting or PS-MAPP.

For more information, call Anne Auld, community resource specialist, at 316-618-5437.

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Publisher to be feted at reception

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A retirement reception for Robert M. Schrag, publisher of Mennonite Weekly Review, is planned for 8 p.m. Friday, March 25, in the fellowship hall of First Mennonite Church of Newton, 429 E. First St.

The reception will include an illustrated presentation, ?Fifty Years with MWR:?A Pictorial Review.?

Schrag is retiring after 51 years of service with MWR, an independent national Mennonite newspaper.

He joined the MWR staff in 1960, was editor from 1969 to 1996, company manager of MWR Inc. from 1974 to 1996 and publisher from 1996 to the present.

His retirement will be effective Aug. 1.

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