Daily Life (Oct. 20, 2010)

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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Inter-church hymn sing set Oct. 24

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The monthly inter-church hymn sing is planned for 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, in the Hearth Room at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

The evening will include singing, Scripture reading and prayer. Those attending will have the opportunity to select favorite hymns to be sung. The theme will be ?The Centrality of Christ,? and the leader will be Steve Vincent.

Lewis Hagen will be the trumpeter and choral music will be provided by the Parkside Voices.

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Vendors needed for holiday market

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Vendors are wanted for the Christmas Past & Presents Holiday Market planned for Nov. 20 at the Hillsboro City Building.

For more information and an application, please call the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce office at 620-947-3506 or Sheryl Lehr at 947-1715.

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Schools collecting for local families

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Peabody-Burns Elementary School and the student council of Peabody-Burns Jr./Sr. High School are collecting non-food items to be included with the annual Christmas baskets provided by the local Association of Churches.

Non-food items being collected include, but are not limited to, shampoo, soap, deodor??ant, toilet paper, toothpaste, laundry soap, fabric softener and dish soap

Collection boxes are located in the school office. Supplies will be collected until Dec. 10.

For more information, call the school at 620-983-2188.

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PBES movie night to aid goods drive

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The Peabody-Burns Elemen?tary School Parent-Teacher Organization is sponsoring a movie night Oct. 23 to raise money for the school?s non-food-item collection drive.

The movie ?Finding Nemo? will be shown from 6:30 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. in the PBES multipurpose room. Admission is a non-food item. The items will be delivered to local families during the Christmas season by the Peabody Association of Churches.

Popcorn, pop and candy will be served during the movie.

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HHS, HMS plan for parent meetings

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Hillsboro High School and Middle School will have their 2010 fall parent-teacher conferences from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, and Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the Robert C. Brown Gymnasium.

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Goessel tailgate planned for Friday

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The Goessel Jr.-Sr. High Booster Club is planning a tailgate from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. before the home game between Goessel and Canton-Galva Friday.

The menu includes chili, pie, relishes and water for $5.

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Goessel blood drive set Oct. 27

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The American Red Cross will be sponsoring a blood drive from 1:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 27 on the Red Cross Donor Coach at the Mennonite Church, 109 S. Church in Goessel.

?Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need,? said Bev Kerbs, donor recruitment representative, Emporia.

Walk-ins are also welcome at this drive and all blood types are needed. Requirements for giving blood include a blood donor card or driver?s license or two other forms of identification.

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

?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.?

For more information, call the Central Plains Region at 620-342-2557, 316-641-3602, 620-342-2557 or visit the Web site: redcrossblood.org.

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Voting deadline nears for contest

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Voting for the 8 Wonders of Kansas People will end at midnight Friday, Oct. 22, with results announced on Oct. 28.

The public can vote online at www.8wonders.org or by calling 620-585-2374 for a paper ballot, said Marci Penner, director of Kansas Sampler Foundation.

So far, she said, 8,500 people have voted.

Finalists for the People contest include Father Emil J. Kapaun of Pilson; Amazon Army, Crawford County; Amelia Earhart, Atchison; Arthur Capper, Garnett, Topeka; Bernhard Warkentin, Newton, Halstead; Buffalo Soldiers, Fort Leavenworth; Buster Keaton, Piqua; Carry A. Nation, Medicine Lodge, Kiowa; Clyde V. Cessna, Rago, Kingman; Cyrus K. Holliday, Topeka; Frederick Funston, Iola; George Washing?ton Carver, Minneapolis, Beeler; Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence; Jack Kilby, Great Bend; James Naismith, Lawrence; John Brown, Osawatomie; Joseph McCoy, Abilene, Wichita; Martin & Osa Johnson, Chanute; Mary Ann “Mother” Bickerdyke, Bunker Hill, Ellsworth; Olive Ann Beech, Wichita, Waverly; Walter Chrysler, Ellis, Wamego; Walter Johnson, Humboldt, Coffeyville; William Allen White, Emporia; William Inge, Independence.

This is the ninth and final contest of a three-year program to educate the public about what there is to see and do in Kansas and to inspire travel in the state. In addition to the overall 8 Wonders of Kansas, the other contests featured Architecture, Art, Commerce, Cuisine, Customs, Geography, and History. Contest results are at 8wonders.org.

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Peabody seeking entries for contest

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Peabody Main Street Association is seeking entries for the ?Peabody?s Got Talent? competition at 6 p.m. Oct. 31 at Peabody American Legion, 108 N. Walnut.

?Entries will be competing for some serious prizes,? said Shane Marler, director of Main Street.

There is no entry fee for the competition and all entries must be received by Oct. 25.

For more information, go to the ?Peabody?s Got Talent? link on the City of Peabody webpage or call 620-983-2113.

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