Karen Mick, proprietor of Karen’s Hair Designs, recently celebrated her retirement with family, friends and clients after nearly 40 years working in her Lincolnville shop. More than 70 people attended the party held in her honor in the yard outside her shop. Here Mick is surrounded by, left, sister Lori Clawson of Ellinwood, mother Irmagene Goodman of Herington, Mick of Minneapolis and sister Debbie Gillett of Marion County Lake. Mick said she plans to travel with husband Steve, a pipefitting foreman, wherever his work takes him. She also intends to do volunteer work cutting hair for several nonprofit groups in Salina.