Daily Life (Nov. 13, 2013)

TEEN board to meet Nov. 20

The Technology Excel?lence in Education Network will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the USD 408 Dis?trict Office, 101 N. Thorp, Marion.

For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.


Nov. 15 deadline for HCF requests

Area not-for-profit organizations have until Nov. 15 to apply to Hillsboro Commun?ity Foundation for grant funds to be distributed in 2014 from the Hillsboro Area Impact Fund.

Organizations may apply that are exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) and serve Hillsboro and surrounding communities.

Application forms can be downloaded from hillsboro?free?press.com or cityofhillsboro.net, or picked up from Bryce Wichert at Accounting & Financial Initiative at 104 E. First St., Hillsboro. The deadline for submission is Nov. 15.

The Impact Fund is an unrestricted grant fund created by the generosity of individuals who have contributed to this endowment. Grants will not be limited to a particular issue or target population.

For more information about the Impact Fund, contact executive director Kathy Decker at 620-947-0170 or by email at director@hcfoundationks.com.


LMC seeks people for 2014 classes

Leadership Marion County is taking applications for the series of nine classes that will begin in February 2014.

Classes will meet every other Thursday in various locations within Marion County with one trip to Topeka to meet with state representatives.

The goal of LMC is in developing unity among the communities of the county, identifying current and future leaders, examining issues facing the county and encouraging service at local and county levels.

Applications are available at the Marion County Court?house, Florence City Hall, Goessel City Hall, Hillsboro Library, Tampa State Bank in Tampa or Burns Library.

The deadline to submit applications is Dec. 15.

For more information, call Teresa Huffman, director of Marion County Eco?nomic Development, at 620-382-8830.


TC concert to raise assistance funds

The Tabor College Con?cert Choir and Concerto Bella Voce will present the annual Praise and Thanks?giving concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 at Hills?boro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

Tabor College is joining with the Hillsboro Area Ministerial Association to assist needy families in the area. An offering will be taken for HAMA, and canned goods will be collected for the Main Street Ministries Food Bank.

The concert also will feature a piano solo by Sheila Litke, professor of piano and piano pedagogy.

?Numerous students will be featured as both vocal and instrumental soloists,? said Bradley Vogel, professor of choral music.

The students will perform a variety of choral literature, including Renaissance motets, contemporary compositions, gospel songs and spiritual arrangements, according to Vogel.

The public is invited to attend this community Praise and Thanksgiving concert.


Bowers to speak to seniors group

Marion resident Mary Beth Bowers will present ?All Wheat Bread is Not Created Equal? at Lifelong Learning starting at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Wohlgemuth Music Educa?tion Center on the Tabor College campus.

Bowers, Kansas Wheat Commission spokeswoman, will bring the latest baking and nutrition information. She will explain the importance wheat has had on the central Kansas culture.

Raised on a farm in the Flint Hills north of Marion, she and her husband raised four children on their diversified farm.

Bowers has benefitted the Marion community with her creativity and volunteer spirit. She is an expert baker and has promised to bring each Lifelong Learning participant a slice of bread from her own oven.

The public is welcome to attend, and may register at the door for $4 per session.

Attenders may enjoy lunch in the college cafeteria after the session at the discount price of $4.

For more information, contact Connie Isaac, director, at 620-947-5964 or conniei@tabor.edu.


Tampa Christmas event set Dec. 8

Santa Claus will be visiting Tampa beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8. In addition, a soup supper by donation is from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by the Cottonwood River Band Concert at 6:30 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend.


First Block Fest offered for kids

Marion County Parents as Teachers and Marion County Head Start are sponsoring the first Block Fest for parents and young children from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, or 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Marion Elementary School cafeteria, 1400 E. Lawrence.

Parents and young children are invited to play with blocks together at several stations in a way that will build a child?s understanding of math and science concepts.

Space is limited to 40 children per session. Reserva?tions are required for either date. Call or text Lori Soo Hoo at 620-047-4041, or email her at lori-soohoo@usd 410.net.


?Circles? invites all to presentation

Everyone is invited to attend a presentation about Circles Marion County at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Marion Presbyterian Church, 610 E. Lawrence.

Circles Marion County is a local site of a national movement to end poverty through relationships. This presentation will use a panel discussion format and include persons in poverty, in community leadership, from the middle class and a Circles volunteer/coordinator.

Each will describe their viewpoints on the Circles model, issues of poverty, roadblocks and perceptions that stymie progress toward resource stability.

The group sponsors community events the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

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