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Lions to host benefit

at Durham park

The Durham Lions Club will sponsor a benefit watermelon feed with pie and ice cream at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Durham Lions Park.

Free-will donations will be accepted to help defray expenses for Mike Sorensen’s cancer treatment.

The public is invited.

Saddle club to host

trail ride Aug. 30

The Hillsboro Saddle Club will host a trail ride from Marion to Florence on Saturday, Aug. 30.

The event will benefit the Florence Volunteer Fire Department.

If pre-registering before Monday, Aug. 18, the cost is $20 per rider. After the 18th, the cost will be $30.

The cost of the all-day ride includes the following: lunch and drinks, hog-roast dinner, evening street dance in Florence and a Florence Labor Day button.

Any businesses interested in offering informational-advertising material at the event are welcome.

To register or for more information, call Mary Maloney at 620-878-4666.

MCRW plan to meet Aug. 20 in Peabody

The regular meeting of the Marion County Republican Women is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Sharon’s Corner Cafe in Peabody.

Appointing a nominating committee and updating the mailing list are two items on the agenda.

All republican women are invited.

MCSEC board to meet Aug. 18

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will meet for its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 18, in the MCSEC conference room at 302 W. Eighth in Florence.

Send cards to fete

Bob Walter’s 79th

Hannah and Jacob Funk request a card shower for their grandfather, Bob Walter of Hillsboro, who will celebrate his 79th birthday on Aug. 16.

Walter is a retired pastor with United Methodist Church and was employed as a carry-out with Dale’s Supermarket in Hillsboro.

Cards may be sent to him at 107 S. Wilson, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Classic car show

to be held in Canton

The seventh annual Canton Classic Car Show will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, on Main Street in Canton.

No entry fee is required.

All makes and models are welcome-classics, rods, customs, antiques, trucks and motorcycles.

All vehicles pre-registered before Aug. 16 will be entered in a drawing for door prizes.

Trophies will be awarded for Best of Show and Best Car or Truck Interior, both voted by entrants. People’s choice will be voted by spectators, and Best of Show in Motorcycles will be voted by entrants.

A sidewalk cafe will offer burgers, hot dogs, nachos and drinks in front of the Three Sisters Victorian Tea and Treasures.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of Canton, promoting tourism to Canton-the Gateway to Maxwell Wildlife Refuge.

For more information, call Cheryl at 620-628-4484.

Summer program

completed at library

The Hillsboro Public Library announces the completion of the summer reading program called “Laugh It Up @ the Library.”

A group of 73 children, ages 3 to fifth grade, read 2,085 books. Organizers said many children met their age-level reading goals and won laughing sticks, Silly Putty, snakes in a can, a Book-It Pizza from Pizza Hut and their choice of a book.

In the “Guess the Number of Bones” contest, children guessed how many bones were in their class’s dog dish. Contest winners in their age groups were Elliot Ollenburger, Claire Heyen, Amanda Penner and Elise Heyen.

The names of children who reached their final reading goal were drawn to participate in a ride on the library float at the Marion County Fair. Those winners were Abby Sechrist, Elli Weisbeck, Molly Wiebe and Luke More, all of Hillsboro; Travis Unruh of Canton; and Kailyn Riffel of Tampa.

The leaders of the summer-reading program were children’s librarian Delora Kaufman, and assistants Caitlin Reimer and Jacob Fish.

Gardeners honored

at Goessel show

The annual Goessel Flower and Garden Show, sponsored by the Town and Country Garden Club, was held Aug. 1 to 3, at Bethesda Home during Goessel Threshing Days.

Top honors in the five main divisions were as follows:

 Children-Lauren Hiebert, 3, for “School Bells Ring” arrangement.

Houseplants-Marcella Woelk for airplane plant.

Cut Flower-Pat Schmidt for zinnia specimen.

Arrangements-Joyce Watts for “Golden Gala.”

Vegetables and Fruits-Ann Boese for Marketmore cucumbers.

Show entries were judged by Kay Neff of the Neff Family Farm in Sedgwick.

Marcella Woelk received the prize for the most “first” awards. Best of the Show was awarded to Joyce Watts.

Marion VFW hosts

Sunday steak supper

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Marion Post 6958 will host a steak supper from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 17, at 420 W. Santa Fe in Marion.

Advance tickets are $10. To purchase tickets call 620-382-2931, or in Durham call 620-732-2481. Tickets at the door are $11.

The Ladies Auxiliary will offer a country gift shop during the event. The majority of proceeds from the sale of store items will go to support service personnel.

The public is invited.

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