Benefit to aide

Moundridge families

A benefit dinner and concert for the families of two Moundridge teens killed in a June car accident will be held Saturday, Aug. 7.

The dinner will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the East Shelter of Black Kettle Park in Moundridge.

The concert will feature the band KLIQ performing at 8:30 p.m. at Pete’s Puddle, seven miles west and three miles south of Moundridge.

Kristi Stucky, 19, and Sarah Terry, 15, were killed in a car accident on June 12 south of the McPherson-Reno county line.

Donations will be put into a fund set up by the Moundridge Association of Churches at the Citizens State Bank of Moundridge to help with funeral expenses incurred.

The public is invited.

Card shower request for Verna Decker

A card shower is requested for Verna Decker to celebrate her 96th birthday.

Decker was born July 28, 1908, near Meno, Okla.

She was a homemaker living northwest of Durham for 27 years until she recently moved to Sidney, Mont., to live with her daughter-in-law.

Cards may be sent to her at 525 E. Main, Sidney, MT 59270.

Scouts invite girls to

Aug. 2 swim party

All girls in kindergarten through grade 12 are invited to a Girl Scout Swimming Party beginning at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 2, at the Hillsboro Scout House, south of the city swimming pool.

The evening will begin with ice cream served while girls and their parents learn about scheduled Girl Scout activities during the coming school year.

Girls are invited to swim from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and all evening activities are free.

For more information, call Valorie Hamm at 947-2924.

Free cardiac seminar to be held July 27

A free seminar on heart disease sponsored by Prairie View will be held 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 27 in the Newton Recreation Center’s Sunflower Room at 415 N. Poplar in Newton.

Clinical psychologist Nate Regier will conduct the seminar, titled “Heart Disease: Lifestyle Changes for a Healthier Heart.”

The presentation will focus on self-management and health maintenance strategies to improve cardiac health and wellness.

Regier, who earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas, has worked for the past four years to promote better integration of mind, body and spirit for medical patients. He has been with Prairie View since 1997.

No registration is required. The program is part of Prairie View’s 2004 Health & Wellness Communication Education series.

For more information, call 316-284-6412.

Sports physicals set for Goessel athletes

Sports physicals for Goessel junior high and high school students will be held 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday July 31 at Goessel High School.

Physician Lee Porter of Moundridge will conduct the exams. Students should use the east gym entrance.

The cost is $15. The money will be donated back to the athletic department.

For information, call 620-367-4610.

Barnett, Emler did not miss a vote

The two state senators serving Marion County, Jim Barnett and Jay Emler, both achieved a perfect voting record for the 2004 legislative session.

During the session, 278 new bills were introduced into the Senate. The Legislature as a whole passed 191 bills. The Senate cast 306 final-action votes during the session.

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius vetoed two Senate bills and six House bills.

Barnett, who serves the eastern four-fifths of Marion County, is serving his first term. A resident of Emporia, Barnett is vice chairman of the Senate’s Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee and a member of the Public Health and Welfare Committee and the Federal and State Affairs Committee.

Emler, who represents the western edge of the county, was elected to the Kansas Senate in 2000. He has missed only one recorded vote during that tenure.

Emler, from Lindsborg, is vice chairman of Senate’s Utilities Committee, and a member of the Commerce Committee, Committee on Special Claims against the State, the Joint Committee on Arts and Cultural Resources and the Education Committee.

Exchange students

still available for fall

Carol Duerksen of rural Goessel has her own supplier of German chocolate.

Her husband, Maynard Knepp, has traveled in Norway, Sweden and Germany for three weeks without any lodging costs and paying for only a few meals.

The couple have a chocolate lab named Sjokolade and a Chinese pug named Pui San.

Whether it’s finding names for their animals, visiting other countries at minimal costs, or satiating a sweet tooth, this couple is enjoying the benefits of hosting exchange students.

They are “bringing the world home,” and they would like to help other host families do so as well.

“Our organization, ERDT, still has many students that need homes, so if anyone is interested in hosting, we’d love to talk with them and tell them how to go on line and ‘shop for a kid,'” Duerksen said. “Give us a call and we’ll give you the details of what it means to be a host family.”

The couple can be reached by phone at 620-367-8432 or by e-mail at willowspringdowns@juno.com.

Burger-fry to help

Verden Harms

Hillsboro Lions Clubs and the Marion Christian Church are sponsoring a hamburger fry on behalf of Verden Harms of Hillsboro 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, July 23, at the Hillsboro Scout House.

Donations for the meal will help Harms in his fight against cancer.

The food will include hamburgers, all the trimmings and homemade pie and ice cream.

For those unable to attend, donations may be sent to Marion Christian Church, 140 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861.

The public is invited.

Golf tournament

to raise scholarships

Marion High School Coaches Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, July 31 at the Marion Country Club golf course.

Shotgun start will be at noon with a four-person scramble format. Entry fee is $60 per person. All proceeds go to the scholarship fund.

Food, drink and prizes will be provided. For information, call Don Bredemeier at 620-382-3775.

Karr files for seat

in Kansas Senate

Sharon Karr of rural Emporia has filed as the Democratic candidate for the Kansas 17th State Senate District.

The seat is currently held by Jim Barnett, a Republican from Emporia.

This spring, Karr retired from Emporia State after teaching 28 years in the Teacher’s College. Prior to that assignment, she was an elementary teacher and counselor, social work aide and school psychologist.

She and husband Jerry, a former state senator, have two adult children and five grandchildren.

2-day sale to benefit

Relay for Life

A garage sale for Relay for Life will be held July 23-24 at Marion Manor, 1500 E. Lawrence.

Scheduled hours for the sale are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Bring donated items for sale to Marion Manor. Arrangements can be made to pick up items.

For information, call 620-382-2191.

‘Chat and Dine’ meal set for lake residents

Marion County residents will meet for the monthly Chat and Dine covered-dish dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, in South Lake Hall.

Seasonal or full-time residents, family and guests are invited to join “Laker” neighbors for an evening of sharing good food and Bingo. Hosts have planned the Bingo party to be fast-paced with a variety of prizes.

The agenda includes an update on the Oct. 2 dedication of the Commemorative Civilian Conservation Corps Statute.

Project coordinators invite late visitors to view the boulder that will be the base for the statue. This natural Marion County stone is located southwest of Kingfisher Inn.

Hosts for the evening are Ray and Joyce Paquette, Bob and Judy Priest and Paul and Carolyn White.

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