Daily Life (nov. 3, 2010)

HHS fine arts clubs selling apparel

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The fine arts clubs at Hills?boro High School are selling T-shirts as a fundraiser this fall.

The shirts are available in children and adult sizes, including the popular women?s ?burn-out? long-sleeved shirts. Long-sleeved and short-sleeved shirts, plus hoodies, are available in two designs.

For more information and pricing, contact Dustin Dalke at the high school at 947-3991.

Participating organizations include choral, band, Scholar?s Bowl, Art Club, Forensics and Chess Guild.

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HCF accepting apps for Impact grants

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The Hillsboro Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for funds to be distributed from the Hillsboro Area Impact Fund.

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

Application forms can be downloaded from hillsborofreepress.com or cityofhillsboro.net, or picked up from Jayson Hanschu at American Family Insurance at 104 E. First St, Suite A, Hillsboro.

The deadline for submission is Nov. 16.

The Hillsboro Area 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. Successful applications assist the foundation in fulfilling its mission to improve the quality of life for Hillsboro and the surrounding area.

For more information about the Impact Fund and other non-profit funding opportunities, contact one of the foundation board members: Keith Harder, Kim Kaufman, Brad Bartel, Marilyn Ensz, Jared Jost, Mike Kleiber, Jayson Hanschu, Bryce Wichert, Delores Dalke, Mike Padgett, Eileen Unruh and Jim Brennan.

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Middle East worker to speak Nov. 7

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The public is invited to First Mennonite Church Nov. 7 in Hillsboro to hear from a Kansan who teamed with a Palestinian Christian for two years to break down barriers between Christians, Muslims and Jews.

Peter Miller, from Partridge, recently completed a two-year term with Mennonite Central Committee in Jerusalem, where he worked in the area of international programming at Sabeel, a Palestinian Christian theology center.

Miller will be part of a question-and-answer session at 9:30 a.m., then will bring the message at the worship service that follows at 10:35.

Participants are invited to a fellowship meal after the service.

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County offering help on drug plans

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The Marion County Depart?ment on Aging is providing assistance starting Nov. 15 through Dec. 30 to individuals needing to enroll for the first time or switch prescription drug plans.

The department can help individuals compare or enroll in plans.

?It is important that individuals do some comparing this year since many of the prescription drug plan premiums have increased and 13 of the 2010 plans are not being offered in 2011,? said Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator.

?It is better to get enrolled by mid-December so you will have your prescription drug card by the beginning of 2011.?

Individuals needing assistance can call the Department on Aging at 620-382-3580 to set up an appointment. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

?You can compare starting now but you cannot enroll until Nov. 15,? Ratzlaff said.

The office will be closed Nov. 25 and 26 and Dec. 24, 27 and 31.

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Hillsboro UMC plans turkey dinner

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The Hillsboro United Method?ist Church is having its annual turkey dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Fellowship Hall, 906 East D St.

The church is also having a silent auction with bidding ending at 7 p.m. For carryout dinners, enter at the south door to the Fellowship Hall, organizers said, and there?s no need to call ahead.

Cost of the meal is by donation and proceeds go toward missions and church projects.

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Tampa PRIDE to host game night

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Tampa PRIDE is hosting a game night at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Each family is asked to bring a snack to share.

For more information, call Cheri Bentz, 785-366-0454.

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Free screening set for Goessel Nov. 9

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Marion County Early Intervention Services will be offering a free screening for children from birth through 5 years old Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the Goessel Mennonite Church, 109 S. Church St., Goessel.

Appointments will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. At the screening, the child?s development will be checked in the learning, motor, language and social areas. Vision and hearing will be screened.

This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary.

To make one, call 1-877-878-4519, ext. 113, or 620-382-2858.

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Hillsboro church plans movie night

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Hillsboro Mennonite Breth?ren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, is sponsoring a free movie night at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the sanctuary.

The movie, ?The Way Home,? is based on an true story starring Dean Cain as Randy Simpkins, a husband and father torn between the demands of his job and commitment to his family.

Everyone is invited and child care will be provided for those in fourth grade and under.

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Trinity Mennonite Church plans feed

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Trinity Mennonite Church, 211 S. Elm, Hillsboro, is having a chili feed from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 13.

The meal includes chili with all the fixings for a donation. All proceeds will go to Mainstreet Ministries and the Ministerial Alliance.

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Kiwanis official stops at Hillsboro

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John Martel, Kansas district governor of Kiwanis Inter?na?tional, and wife Bea attended the Hillsboro Kiwanis Club luncheon meeting Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Their goal is to visit every Kiwanis club in Kansas by the second week in December, according to a local club leader. They have already traveled to 30 of the 88 clubs and more than 4,000 miles since Sept. 30.

Their purpose is to meet club members and learn how they are serving children and their communities now and in the coming year.

The Martels live in Pittsburg and are members of the Sunflower Kiwanis Club.

Hillsboro Kiwanis meets at noon on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Hillsboro City Building.

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Tai Chi classes to start this month

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Tai Chi classes will be offered in the senior centers at Marion and Peabody.

Sessions at both locations will be twice a week starting on Mondays, Nov. 8, through Dec. 20. The time at the Peabody Senior Center will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and at the Marion Senior Center from 12:45 p.m. until 1:45 p.m.

The cost is $12.

Tai Chi is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. It involves doing a series of postures or movements in a slow, graceful manner.

To register, call the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580.

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St. Luke collecting winter apparel

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St. Luke Hospital is running a ?Warm Hearts, Warm Hands,? campaign through Nov. 30.

Boxes will be set up at St. Luke Physician Clinic, St. Luke Living Center and the hospital lobby to collect new or gently used gloves, mittens and hats for winter.

Collected items will go to Marion schools, the elderly and Community Christmas.

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Chicken barbecue fundraiser Nov. 4

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Tabor Mennonite Church men are having their annual chicken barbecue fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4. The church is three miles south of Goessel on Kansas Highway 15 and then one mile east.

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