Daily Life (Oct. 27, 2010)

Youth group to perform Oct. 31

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The Garden View youth group from Halstead will perform a song service at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at Hillsboro Alexander?feld Mennonite Church.

The church is one mile west and one mile south of Hillsboro.

Everyone is invited.

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?Losing hope? topic of St. Luke session

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Carl Helm, pastor of Marion Christian Church, will present ?When People Lose Hope? at the next session of St. Luke Hospital?s ?Lunch, Learn and Live? series at noon Wednesday, Oct. 27.

The public is invited to attend. Lunch will be provided at no cost.

Helm will address issues that individuals and families deal with when family members feel like they have nowhere to turn.

The program will be in the Marion Family Physicians basement. Use the north entrance between the clinic and St. Luke Hospital.

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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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Hillsboro church to show free movie

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The newest VeggieTales movie, ?It?s a Meaningful Life,? will be shown at 3 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Hillsboro Mennonite Breth?ren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

The whole family is invited, organizers said, with popcorn and drinks served, along with drawings for prizes.

Those attending are encouraged to bring blankets, pillows and comfortable chairs as seating will be on the Fellowship Hall floor.

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Local drive to add food pantry goods

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Hillsboro residents are invited to participate in the ?Trick-or-Treat So Others Can Eat? food drive for the Main Ministries on Oct. 31.

Residents are asked to leave nonperishable food items at their front doors by 6:30 p.m.

Area high school youth are invited to participate by dressing up (not required) and meeting at Main Street Ministries, 415 S. Main, at 6:30 p.m. to help organize and collect donations from homes across town.

Organizers said the youth plan to visit the door of every home in the city limits.

The food pantry at Main Street Ministries is currently running low, according to organizers. The food pantry provides food to many area residents and families in need.

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Female Fall Fling planned for Nov. 8

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The fifth annual Female Fall Fling-Women?s Health Night begins at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 at Park?view Mennonite Church, 610 S. Main St., Hillsboro.

The event is open to women interested in health-related information and fellowship.

Guest speakers include Amanda Baxa, medical student, discussing ?Health in the Hillsboro Community;? Anna Woods, Woods Wellness, speaking about ?Zoomba? and optom?etrist Jessica Unruh, Hesston Eyecare, giving a presentation on ?Cataracts & Contacts.?

Other participants are Carolyn Ray, Avon; Mary Regier, Kika?Paprika; Katherine DeFilippis, Palette of Dreams; and Connie Weber, Pampered Chef.

The event is being sponsored by Greenhaw Pharmacy, Hills?boro Community Hospital, Parkside Homes, Parkview Mennonite Church and Via Christi Medical Association, Hillsboro.

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Goessel High School schedules concert

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The Goessel High School Choir will present its fall concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 in the school auditorium.

The program, ?Songs of the Children: Hope for a Better World,? will feature texts written by or for children including ?Children?s Letters to God? by Shearer, ?The Seal Lullaby? by Whitacre, ?Lambscapes? by Barnes, ?Can You Hear? by Papoulis, and ?Circle of Life? by Elton John.

The Elbiata Singers will also be performing.

Donations will be collected to benefit children in war-torn Afghanistan and Iraq.

The choir is directed by Renae Schmidt Peters and accompanied by Marcia Brubaker and senior Michelle Unruh.

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Scary House open Oct. 30 at Tabor

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Tabor College?s Multicultural Student Union is sponsoring its annual Scary House from 9 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Oct. 30, at 315 S. Adams.

Admission is free, although donations are welcome. Children under age 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.

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Hillsboro UMC plans turkey dinner

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The Hillsboro United Methodist 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 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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Chat and Dine Club meeting Nov. 6

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The Marion County Lake Chat and Dine Club is having its annual soup dinner and business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Lake Hall. There are several items to discuss at this meeting, said Paul White, one of the organizers.

All current and former Lake residents are invited.

?Bring a side dish and a friend for an enjoyable evening,? he said.

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Coat drive to help others set Nov. 6

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Anyone who would like to donate new or used winter coats can drop them off from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 6 at 105 N. Main St.

The coat drive is being sponsored by Leah Remboldt, a Hillsboro resident. All coats, she said, will be taken to either Main Street Ministries or other individuals in need.

For more information or to arrange another time to donate coats, call Remboldt at 620-290-2999.

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Regier to present praise concert

David Paul Regier, a songwriter, worship leader, and musician from South?ern California, will present a concert of blended music?from southern gospel to contemporary to hymn arrangements?at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

The public is invited to attend.

Regier has been involved in music ministry for nearly 30 years. His worship songs have been performed worldwide by groups such as the Women of Faith, Immersed and the Gospel Lads. He also has written music for television shows on PBS, Animal Planet and NBC.

Regier attended Tabor College from 1985-87. He continued his music education at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and the University of Colorado. He is the choir director at Kindred Community Church in Anaheim Hills, Calif.

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