Daily Life (nov. 17, 2010)

Tabor concert will benefit households

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The Tabor College Music Department, in partnership with the Hillsboro-Area Ministerial Alliance, will present a thanksgiving concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, with the intent of benefiting people in need within the community.

The concert, to be presented at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, will feature the Concert Choir, Women?s Chorale, Symphonic Band, Flute Choir, Trombone Choir, String Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra.

Richard Cantwell, chair of the music department, said the annual fall music presentation is an opportunity for the students to give back to the community.

?The afternoon will include eight different ensembles, sharing with the audience a variety of styles and interesting pieces to enjoy,? he said. ?The audience will be asked to join their voices in singing.?

The concert will feature a selection of familiar works, traditional hymns and inspirational pieces presented by an array of musical ensembles.

The concert is free to the public, but attenders are encouraged to bring items for the food bank at Main Street Ministries. An offering will be gathered to benefit HAMA?s charitable activities in the community.

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Maxwell buffalo auction is Nov. 17

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Maxwell Wildlife Refuge annual buffalo auction will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, with about 50 head for sale.

A meal of buffalo burgers, sloppy joes, chili and pie will be served at the tour center.

Tours are offered year round by reservation. In addition to viewing the 200 bison on the refuge, winter is the best time to view the 80 elk on site.

To make a tour reservation, call 620-628-4455. The refuge is located six miles north of Canton on the Prairie Trail Scenic Highway.

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Parade entries sought in Tampa

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Parade entries are sought for this year?s Tampa Christmas Parade starting at 6 p.m. Dec 5.

Entries are due by Dec. 2. For more information, call Carole Spohn, 785-965-2639.

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Parade, holiday market scheduled

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The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce Promotion Com?mittee is sponsoring ?Spirit of the Season? Nov. 18, 19 and 20 with store specials and activities for the family.

The annual Christmas parade is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 and organizers are encouraging participants to incorporate holiday lights on floats. Prior to the parade, the committee will have other activities to include a holiday market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Olde Towne Restaurant and many stores will remain open until 7 p.m.

For more information about the parade or activities, call 620-947-2844.

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Blood drive Nov. 22 at Hillsboro MBC

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Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, is sponsoring a community blood drive from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 22.

?Donating blood is an easy way to help others and only takes about an hour of your time,? said Terri Dunaway, CEO of the Central Plains Region.

?The Red Cross encourages donors to give blood each time they are eligible; every 56 days for whole blood donations and 112 days for double red cell donations.?

In Kansas, donors must be ages 17 or 16 with completed Parental Consent Form, and weigh at least 110 pound.

Walk-ins are welcome or to schedule an appointment call 800-733-2767 or visit the Web site: www.redcrossblood.org.

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Goessel church has Nov. 25 service

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Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, one mile north of Goessel on Kansas Highway 15, is having a Thanksgiving service at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 25. The service, said pastor Linda Ewert, will include service of praise and worship with a special organ prelude, music and singing, and a meditation, “Thankfulness in Hard Times.?

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Centre FFA blood drive Nov. 23

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Centre High School?s FFA is planning a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at Centre High School, 2374 310th St., Lost Springs.

Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call Linda Klenda, 785-983-4321.

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Marion home tour scheduled Nov. 28

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Marion Christmas Home Tours, ?A Candy Cane Christmas,? will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 28 with all proceeds going to support the Marion City Library.

Tickets for the event are $5 and all proceeds will support the Marion City Library. Homes featured on the tour include Jerome and Donna Hajek, Mark and Lisa Johnson, Andy and Staci Hansen, Mike and Kathy Ehrlich and Mark Jeffrey?s Christmas Village Scene. Marion City Library will be serving refreshments.

Tickets may be purchased the day of the tour at any of the home or the library. For more information, stop by the library at 208 E. Santa Fe St., Marion, or call 620-382-2286.

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