Daily Life (Oct. 13, 2010)

Special event set for Toy Run bikers

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Biker Sunday, an effort to welcome those riding in the Marion County Toy Run, will begin at 10:50 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at Parkview Church, 610 S. Main St., Hillsboro. Following the service, a hot burger lunch will be served at noon.

Bobby Gill, CMA chapter president of the Sangre De?Cristo Riders, Aguilar, Colo., will be the guest speaker.

After lunch, biker games, music and fellowship will be featured.

For more information, visit: bikersunday@parkview.

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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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PES will host clinic for county flu shots

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Peabody-Burns Elementary School will host a Marion County Health Department community clinic for flu shots Monday, Oct. 18.

From 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., the clinic will be open to students, faculty and staff of USD 398 Peabody-Burns. The clinic is open to the community from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

People can choose between an injection or nasal mist for flu prevention; either procedure will cost $30. Pneumonia shots will be available for $65.

The health department will file for Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Children?s Mercy and Unicare.

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Free child screening planned for Oct. 19

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Marion County Early Inter?vention Services will be offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Marion Presbyterian Church, located at Lawrence and Elm streets.

Appointments will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. At the screening, the child will be checked for development 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 an appointment call 1-877-878-4519, ext. 113, or 620-382-2858.

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Floats needed for Christmas parade

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Organizers of Hillsboro?s Christmas parade on Nov. 20 are challenging groups, organizations, neighborhoods and even neighbors to participate in a friendly float competition.

Sue Wadkins, lead organizer on behalf of the local Chamber of Commerce promotions committee, said the parade will cap a full day of Christmas activities, including a chili feed and Christmas market at city hall.

The theme for the day and the parade is ?Spirit of the Season.? Wadkins is hoping to collect prizes to be awarded to floats that best depict the theme.

Because the parade down Main Street will begin at 6 p.m., Wadkins encourages float planners to incorporate holiday lights.

For more information about the parade or entering a float, call Wadkins at 620-947-2844.

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MHS fall concert planned for Oct. 21

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Marion High School will present its fall music concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Marion Performing Arts Center.

The jazz band and high school choir, along with Marion Singers, will perform.

The choral portion of the program will consist of sacred and secular music. The choir will perform ?Ye Followers of the Lamb,? ?Come Mighty Father,? ?God Is Our Refuge? and ?Lord I Will Lean On You.?

The girls will sing selections from ?My Best Friend?s Wed?ding? while the boys will perform ?Do You Fear The Wind.?

Marion Singers will perform ?The Pasture? from ?Where the Earth Meets the Sky,? ?Surely the Lord Is in This Place,? ?Stephen Foster Madrigals? and ?I Want to Be Ready.?

Adam Johnson directs the jazz band, David Clark directs the choirs.

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Applications sought for LMC

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Leadership Marion County applicants are sought for the 2011 class.

The purpose of LMC is in providing class participants with the opportunity to build and strengthen their leadership skills while learning more about the county. In addition, the program will encourage applicants to think of ways they can get ?plugged in? as leaders in the county.

Any Marion County resident or employee of a Marion County business may apply for the program. The board of trustees then selects people from all areas of the county to take part.

Tuition is $175, which covers only a partial cost of the program. This includes meals, graduation dinner, materials and program costs. The fee may be paid by the participant or a sponsoring organization.

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

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Wendy?s to support HHS ensemble

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Wendy?s restaurant in Hillsboro is sponsoring a fund?raiser night for the Hillsboro High School select ensemble Spirit-N-Celebration from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18.

Money raised by the event will go toward the group?s trips.

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Canton Church soup supper nears

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Canton Christian Church, 208 W. Railroad, Canton, is sponsoring its annual soup supper and bake sale from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23. The menu includes chili, vegetable and potato soups, pie, relish, tea and coffee. Cost is a donation.

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TEEN meeting planned Oct. 20

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The Technology Excellence in Education Network will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Marion Central Office.

For more information, call 620-382-2168.

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