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TOP: Gloria Belton, a senior at Centre High, is the recipient of the 2007 Marion County Agriculture Future of America scholarship. The $3,200 award requires a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 and a willingness to participate in AFA’s leadership conference and a four-year degree in agriculture. Applicants are interviewed and must submit an essay on their personal vision for agriculture. Pictured with Belton are Mike Padgett, representing Central National Bank, and Lyman Adams, representing Cooperative Grain & Supply. Those two businesses, plus Midlands Farm Services of Marion, are co-sponsors of the scholarship along with AFA. Belton also received a $1,500 scholarship donated by Terry Vinduska, a sales agent with Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. Vinduska was awarded the scholarship money for his dedication to customer-focused activities. Belton plans to attend Kansas State University.
BOTTOM: Pictured from left are recipients of the 2007 American Legion Post 366 Scholarship awards: Shane Willliams, Canton-Galva; Chelsey Harmon, Hillsboro; Hannah Marsh, Hillsboro; Terina McGee, Peabody-Burns; Jandee Sharp, Marion; and Jessica Deiner, Not pictured are Megan McCarty and Lora Andrews, Hillsboro, and Lindsey Maudlin, Hutchinson. The scholarships are granted through Hillsboro American Legion Post 366, Hillsboro American Legion Auxiliary Post 366, Sons of American Legion Squad 366 and American Legion Riders Post 192 of Canton.