Daily Life (Mar. 23, 2011)

Marion City Library to host author

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Marion City Library is hosting a presentation and book signing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, featuring Kansas author Robert Collins.

Collins? new book, ?Kansas, 1874,? highlights an era of cattle drives, Indian attacks, droughts and grasshopper plagues, but also debates on temperance and the life of a rising poet.

During his presentation, Collins will talk about how the Mennonites first arrived and when Abilene?s T.C. Henry began to promote winter wheat as a good crop for Kansas farmers.

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

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Fundraising dinner planned for couple

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A barbecue fundraising event to help a husband and wife both undergoing chemotherapy is planned for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 3 at Peabody-Burns High School, 810 N. Sycamore St.

Sharlene Brooks is already receiving chemotherapy for cancer, but recently her husband, Harold, learned he has cancer and will soon be undergoing chemotherapy, too.

In addition to the barbecue, an account has been set up at Peabody State Bank to help the family defray medical expenses.

Benefit organizers say the Brooks? family has been involved with the community and now the community wants to support them during this time.

For more information, call Tammy Pickens or send donations to Peabody State Bank, 201 N. Walnut, P.O. Box 131, Peabody, KS 66866.

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Chat and Dine Club to meet April 2

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The Marion County Park and Lake Chat and Dine club will hold their first pot luck dinner this year at 6:30 p.m. April 2 at the lake hall.

The club will plan activities for the year at this meeting. Everyone planning to attend is asked to bring some ideas with them.

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Educators offering $500 scholarship

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At their meeting in May, the Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society Interna?tional (women educators) of Marion County will award a $500 scholarship to a female student majoring in education.

The award is given annually to encourage young women to enter the field of education. Any female Marion County high school graduate planning to major in education and planning or attending a college/university in Kansas is eligible to apply for this award.

Selection of the recipient is based on scholarship, financial need and character.

To receive an application, contact Carol Duerksen at 620-367-2408. Completed applications must be received by the April 27 deadline.

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4-H Development meeting March 31

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The annual meeting of the Marion County 4-H Development Fund is at 7 p.m. March 31 at the Co-Operative Grain and Supply Office, 135 N Main, Hillsboro, Ks.

Everyone is invited to attend the meeting.

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Free college day in Marion April 2

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Butler Community College of Marion County is offering more than 30 different community education courses free April 2.

Organizers encourage people to come for a fun day of learning and activities ranging from digital scrap-booking, book talks, fly-fishing, crafts, talks with community leaders, car care and buying tips, canning, food preparation, geocash and more.

For more information on all class listing available, visit butlercc.edu or call Butler Commun?ity College of Marion at 620-382-2183 to register.

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TC Choir concert planned for April 3

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The Tabor College Concert Choir Spring Tour will find students spending their spring break March 19-27 performing at eight churches in western Kansas.

Upon returning from the tour, the choir will present its home concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

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