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2/6/2013

CASA to hold benefit auction Saturday

CASA to hold benefit auction Saturday

Spirit of the Plains, CASA will be hosting a "Sweet Indulgence" benefit auction Saturday.

The event will begin at 6 p.m., and will be held at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave., with live entertainment provided by "Ask Vinnie."

The event will begin with a silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by a live auction at 7:45 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and chocolate fountain will be served throughout the evening.

Advance tickets cost $25. Tickets also will be sold at the door at $30 each.

Advance tickets can be purchased at the office of Spirit of the Plains, CASA, 310 E. Walnut St., Ste. 208, or by calling 271-6197.

Tickets are also sold at the Clarion Inn; The Corner on Main; all Garden City locations of Commerce Bank; Gifts Etc. in Scott City; Western State Bank in Scott City and Leoti; and The Cinnamon Bear in Lakin.

Casual dress is acceptable, and donations are tax-deductible, with credit cards, cash and checks accepted.

Deerfield Brotherhood to host Ground Hog Supper

The Deerfield Brotherhood is hosting its 75th Annual Ground Hog Supper tonight in Deerfield.

The supper of sausage, potatoes and gravy, corn, biscuits, applesauce and ice cream begins at 4:30 p.m. at The Community Center, 609 N. Main St., Deerfield.

Committee member Ross Miller said organizers processed 26 hogs into sausage this year, totaling 3,600 pounds and 900 pounds of the sausage will be served at the dinner, which is $7 for adults, $4 for kids, grade K-5, and free for kids younger than kindergarten age.

Miller estimates about 360 people will be served per hour, or about 1,200 total at this year's dinner. Proceeds from the event go to churches, youth groups, reading programs, scholarships and other miscellaneous events.

"We'll have people coming from Scott City, Ulysses, Liberal, Lakin and Garden City," Miller said.

Leftover sausage will be sold for $4 per pound, and Miller said there will be a booth set up at The Community Center where people can place their orders.

The Deerfield Brotherhood also offers carry-out, as well as delivery within Deerfield's city limits.

For more information, contact Miller at (620) 271-2121.

Fundraising radiothon scheduled next week

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health is launching its statewide 2013 effort with a bilingual radiothon to make a difference for Kansas children. The network is is hosting a local radiothon from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15, broadcasting from the Western Kansas Broadcast Center in Garden City, featuring Continuous Country Q97FM and La Kebuena 105.9FM 106.7FM.

All money raised will stay in Kansas to help children in need. Services provided by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals include assisting with medications, lodging, therapy assistance, medical equipment and other needs associated with the care of a sick child.

Since the first radiothon held in 2001, in both Garden City and Wichita, more than $907,000 has been raised to meet the medical needs of Kansas children. Via Christi Children's Miracle Network serves children in more than 64 counties across Kansas, assisting with direct medical assistance.

The Credit Union of America is a statewide sponsor of radiothon efforts.

For more information on the radiothons and to make a pledge, visit www.via-christi.org/cmn or call (316) 239-3520.

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