Community News Briefs (10-2-19)

Local Author will share at workshop

Immigrant in Peril–Transforming Family History and Genealogy to Narrative Storyline will be shared by author, Cheryl Clay at Creative Writers Fellowship at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, in the Hesston Public Library.

This Historical Fiction is a life story of her family on land envisioned by Carl Tangeman. He immigrated from Prussia to America in 1847, survived near death experiences, deep loss, and separation from his only family on the North American continent, and moved from Ohio to Kansas in 1879.

View more details of this writer at

CGHS FFA to hold pancake feed

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, the Canton-Galva High School FFA Chapter will be holding its annual pancake feed in the high school cafeteria. It will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The meal includes all the pancakes you can eat, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, and coffee.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from high school students, upon arrival at the pancake feed or by reaching out to the Agriculture Department at

An adult’s ticket costs $5 and a child’s ticket costs $4. The children’s tickets are for children from 10 years of age and under. Money raised will help support students’ trip to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, as well as other activities throughout the year.

There will also be a silent auction for food and craft items. Your support if Canton-Galva FFA is greatly appreciated!

FPL to host meal and Bingo night

The Florence Public Library will host a meal and Bingo Night on Oct 14 at the library at 5 p.m.

On the menu will be pulled pork, salad bar and desserts. Join your friends playing bingo for white elephant prizes after the meal.

Thank you to everyone who attended the September fundraiser. We appreciate your support!

Early Screening in Centre

A FREE screening for children birth through five years old will be held Tuesday, October 8 at Centre. Appointments will be available from 9 – 11:30 a.m.

At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of: cognitive, motor, speech/language, and social/emotional. Vision and hearing will also be screened.

This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary.

Please call 620-382-2858 Ext. 7 for an appointment.

The screening is sponsored by Marion County Early Intervention Services.

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