Daily Life (Mar. 30, 2011)

Wendy?s to help FCCLA project

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Wendy?s Restaurant, 812 East D St., Hillsboro, will be donating 20 percent of all sales from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April 11, to the Hillsboro High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

The money will go toward the organization?s participation in the Knowledge Bowl in Califor?nia.

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Hillsboro blood drive April 11

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The American Red Cross is inviting the public to participate in a blood drive from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 11, at Park?view Mennonite Brethren Church, 610 S. Main.

To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old or 16 with parental-consent form.

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HHS value cards available for sale

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The Hillsboro High School Concert Choir has begun selling the new value cards this week.

Cards can be purchased from any choir member for $10 and gives discounts at area businesses.

Businesses on this card include: Nancy?s Fashions, Quick Flick, Mary?s Mats & More, Alco, Odd?s N Ends, Quilts and Quilt?Racks, Jess? Tresses, Rod?s Tire and Service, Little Pleasures, Thee Bookstore, The Cut Above, The Spritz, Vogt?s Hometown Market, Ampride, Sonic, Hillsboro Lanes and La Cabana.

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Marion Library to exhibit P.C. photos

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The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Kansas will be exhibiting photographs of their service at the Marion City Library from April 2 to April 16.

The exhibit is to honor the 50th anniversery of the U.S. Peace Corps, 1961 to 2011. The photos are from Kansas Peace Corps Volunteers of their countries of service.

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Last Tampa game night April 3

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The last Tampa game night for this season is at the Tampa Senior Center starting at 7 p.m. April 3. Anyone planning to attend is asked to bring snacks and games.

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Country Stitchers meeting April 4

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The Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m. April 4 at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 East D St.

The program is ?The Patterns of My Life: Vintage Quilts,? given by Peggy Goertzen. Visitors are welcome.

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Registration begins for foster parents

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Free foster parent classes will soon be offered in the Marion area, said Anne Auld, community resource specialist with KVC Behaviorial Healthcare, Inc.

The classes are required by the state to become a foster parent. For more information or to register for the class, call 316-618-5437.

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Follow-up meeting March 31 with PAID

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As a follow-up to the public forum on Feb. 17, Parents as Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities and the Harvey-Marion County Community Developmental Disability Organizations, are sponsoring a second public forum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 31 at the Hillsboro City building, 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. Refreshments will be provided.

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Durham committee seeks alumni input

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The Durham All-School Reunion committee is making plans for this year?s event July 16 at the Hillsboro American Legion Post 366.

Any alumni who would know of an address change since the last reunion are asked to call Kathy Rector, 620-947-5437 or Linda Friesen at 620-947-3249.

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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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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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Vendors needed for 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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