Daily Life (Sept. 15, 2010

Child screening in Peabody Sept. 21

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Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Peabody Methodist Church, 403 N. Sycamore St.

Appointments will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

At the screening, development will be checked in the learning, motor, language and social areas. Vision and hearing also 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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Priests to host Alpha Bible study

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Bob and Judy Priest, 26 Lake?shore Drive, Marion County Lake,invite Marion-area residents to their home to participate in an Alpha follow-up course called, ?A Life Worth Living.?

The group will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Monday, from Sept. 20 through Nov. 15.

The free nine-week Bible study, taught by Nicky Gumbel, is based on the Book of Philip?pians.

For more information or to register by Sept. 18, call Judith Priest at 620-382-8904.

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Big Truck Night planned Sept. 23

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The annual Big Truck Night will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, for children ages birth to 5 at Hillsboro Elementary School.

All Marion County children are welcome to attend, said Lori Soo Hoo, Marion County Parents As Teachers.

Highlights include lots of big trucks, small trucks in sand, free ident-a-kid fingerprinting, free carseat checks, popcorn, give-aways and information about community resources, she said.

For more information, call Soo Hoo at 620-947-4041.

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Legion Auxiliary to meet Sept. 21

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The American Legion Post 366 Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Legion Hall, 405 Floral Dr., Hillsboro.

This is the first meeting following summer break and all officers and members are asked to be present.

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Participants sought for Crop Walk 2010

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Walkers are wanted for Crop Walk 2010 scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Oct. 3 with the starting point west of the Marion County Lake office.

According to organizers, Crop Walks help to support the overall ministry of Church World Service, especially the grassroots, hunger-fighting development efforts of partner agencies in more than 80 countries.

Contributors may designate their own denominational relief agency to receive their donations. In addition, 25 percent of funds raised will come back to help serve the families needing aid from the Marion County Emergency Food Bank.

To register or for more information, call Darlene Bartel, Hillsboro contact at 620-947-3009; Donna Kreutziger, Marion contact at 620-382-2931 or e-mail her at canada@southwind.net.

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Hillsboro blood drive set Sept. 23

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The American Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive in Hillsboro from 1 p.m. to 6 pm. Sept. 23 at the United Methodist Church, 905 East D. St.

?Please note the extended hours with an earlier start time,? said Bev Kerbs, coordinator.

In addition, donors are reminded about Ford Motor Company?s donation of a 2011 Ford Fiesta to be given away in November. The contest is a way of thanking committed blood donors.

According to Kerbs, donors can register online at redcrossracing.com for a chance to win the vehicle. The sweepstake rules are also available at the Web site.

?Every time a donor records a blood or platelet donation online, they will get points, which can be exchanged for cool prizes,? she said.

Appointments for the Hillsboro blood drive can be made by calling 800-733-2767 or go to: redcrossblood.org.

For more information about the Red Cross, call Kerbs at 620-342-2557.

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MCSEC board meeting Sept. 20

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The board of directors with the Marion County Special Education Cooperative will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 for their regular monthly meeting.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting held in the MCSEC conference room,1500 E. Lawrence in Marion.

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Group earns funds for clothing store

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Marion County Home Educators raised $867 in a car wash fundraiser Saturday at Shepherd?s Shed.

Proceeds went to The Shepherd’s Shed in Marion for building rental. The Shepherd’s Shed provides free clothing for people in need.

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Hillsboro book group meets Friday

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Hillsboro Public Library’s Books Discussion Group will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17 at Little Pleasures, 119 N. Main St., Hillsboro.

The book is, “Say You’re One of Them,? and a spokesperson for the group said, it is not necessary to have read the book in advance of the meeting.

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HHS choir to sell value cards again

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The Hillsboro High School Concert Choir will begin selling value cards next week to raise funds for a choir trip in 2012.

The cards are $10 and give the card-holder discounts from local businesses. Participating businesses are Alco, Ampride, Brenda?s Bloomers, Jess?s Tresses, La Cabana, Little Pleasures, Mary?s Mats and More, Nancy?s Fashions, Odd?s & Ends, Rod?s Tire, Quick Flick, Quilts & QuiltRacks, Thee Bookstore, The Cut Above and Vogt?s Hometown Market.

?We are glad to welcome Sonic back to the choir card, as well as new discounts from Hillsboro Lanes and The Spritz,? said Lynn Just, choral director.

Cards can be purchased from any choir member.

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Reorganization meeting Sept. 16

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The Marion County Republican Central Committee will hold its reorganization meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 in the basement of the Marion City auditorium, 203 N. 3rd St., Marion. The agenda includes election of officers and convention delegates. The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call Todd Heitschmidt, chairman, 620-382-2129 or 620-382-2013.

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Hutchinson pastor to talk in Florence

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Pastor Mark Conrad with the Hutchinson First United Metho?dist Church will be the guest speaker at the Florence UMC at 7 p.m. Sept. 19.

He will be showing slides and speaking on the Mutare partnership between the Hutchinson district in the Kansas West Conference.

Florence is supporting and has a partnership with the Rowa Church in Zimbabwe, Africa. A potluck meal will be held at 6 p.m. followed by the program. Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information, call 620-382-6070 or 620-381-1302.

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