The Loving Family Reunion and Picnic took place Sept. 16 at the home of Colin and Becky Kells in Ford. Forty-two family members and friends attended the event, where they played games and horseshoes.
Special guests were Burl and Marie Loving of Garden City; and Bob Ellis of Garden City.
Hamilton to celebrate 90th
Roger Hamilton will celebrate his 90th birthday on Oct. 23, 2012, with a family gathering.
He has a daughter, Jeanne Hamilton of Garden City; a son, Kent Hamilton, and his wife, Janice, of Tallahassee, Fla.; and another son, Bob Hamilton, and his wife, Marge, of Wichita. He has seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, including Garden City resident Lance Woodbury, his wife, Dana, and their children, Campbell, Whitney and George.
Roger and his wife, Grace, were Gideons for 52 years.
To honor Roger, the family suggests making a donation to the Gideons for memorial Bibles that will be distributed internationally. Checks should be made payable to "Gideons International."
Gideon gifts and congratulatory cards may be sent to Roger at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St., Apt. No. 55, Garden City, KS 67846.
Knoll to celebrate 80th
Edith Knoll will celebrate her 80th birthday on Oct. 16, 2012.
A family birthday dinner celebration in her honor will be held on Oct. 20, hosted by her children, Gary Knoll, Ken Knoll, Dora Grilliot, Mona Andersen, Joyce Barnes, Pam Brungardt and Judy Claar. Also in attendance will be several of her 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Edith spends many hours volunteering for various organizations in the community such as the Senior Center of Finney County, Red Cross, Benincasa, St. Catherine Hospital, the voting polls and for St. Dominic Catholic Church.¬ She is a member of the Humdingers Band and enjoys attending concerts and plays, and traveling with friends and family.
Cards may be sent to her at 2019 N. Campus Drive, Garden City, KS 67846.
Senior center double pinochle
Charlotte Kimsey won high in the two tables of senior center double pinochle played Monday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Mary Joseph took second place. Third went to Mary Ann Binns.
Several area youth earned honors at the Kansas Junior Livestock Show Sept. 21 to 24 at the Kansas Pavilions near Wichita.
Area youth earning honors in the various classes are as follows:
Katy Clawson of Satanta, eighth in class 4, Commercial Doe Kid, and ninth in class 7, Commercial Doe Kid; Katie Deal of Garden City, Champion Commercial Breeding Heifer; Airika Frey of Garden City, second in class 25, Light Crossbred Market Barrow;
Kaitlynn Hammond of Holcomb, 10th in class 14, Dark Crossbred Market Barrow, and 12th in class 22, Light Crossbred Market Barrow; Kyle Hammond of Holcomb, 13th in class 15, Dark Crossbred Market Barrow, and second in class one, Lightweight Market Barrow;
Jonathan Lock of Garden City, second in class nine, Yorkshire Market Barrow, and fourth in class 14, Dark Crossbred Market Barrow; Micaila Lock of Garden City, third in class 21, Light Crossbred Market Barrow, and third in class nine, Yorkshire Market Barrow;
Randal Long of Garden City, fourth in class 15, Dark Crossbred Market Barrow, and eighth in class nine, Yorkshire Market Barrow; Rilee McGraw of Garden City, sixth in class four, Charolais Market Steer.
The KJLS presents scholarships to exhibitors who have excelled academically, in community service and in 4-H/FFA. Receiving $1,500 stipends this year were Kathryn Clawson of Satanta, Skyler Glenn of Holcomb, and Kiersten Scott of Scott City.
Senior center pitch
Jerry Wallace won high in the two tables of senior center pitch played Tuesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Second place went to Pat Bird. Isabel Finch and Donna Preston tied for third.
The William Wilson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Sept. 19 at Garden Valley Retirement Village.
Cathaleen Cooper presented the program "Biography of Thomas Jefferson." In the absence of the chaplain, the Scripture and prayer was given by Frances O'Brate. Kathryn Turley gave the president general's message, Sandra Black gave the national defense report, and Carley Hazelton gave the national committee report.
The minutes were approved after a correction of the Lay Light Project. One-half of the money was taken from the available balance and one-half from the memorial fund; all of the money for the crosses was taken from the memorial fund.
Hazelton reported on the state conference, noting that the by laws were amended and that cursive writing was encouraged. She also said that the chapter has donated $335 for the Lay Light Project, and reported on the outstanding certificate awards that were presented to the chapter at the state conference.
Hazelton also gave an update on the cemetery crosses. Dixie Drake led discussion about finishing the crosses of the unmarked graves at Ingalls Cemetery then deciding what will be done next. Drake also gave the literacy challenge about continuing to work with fifth- and sixth-graders at Charles Stone Elementary School. Hazelton thanked Drake for preparing the supplements for the chapter.
Turley reported that the short term forms will no longer be used for memberships. She also said she will no longer pass the Dime Jar. She will collect labels until the end of October. A report on the DAR magazine was given by Helen Jenkins.
Hazelton reported that she gave a new flag to the museum at Ingalls and that their old flag was given to Wendy Dunagon for her Boy Scout troop. O'Brate donated American and Kansas flags to Youthville in Dodge City.
The next meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St.