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Monthly calf fry dinner set for Thursday

Monthly calf fry dinner set for Thursday

The Sons of the American Legion Squad No. 9, Post No. 9 will have its monthly calf fry dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 405 S. Main St.

The menu will include calf fries, chicken and noodles, ham, roast beef, salad with all the fixin's, coffee and tea. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children age 8 to 13 and free for those younger than 7.

The dinner is open to the public.

Local Democrats to meet Saturday

The Finney County Democrats will have a reorganizational meeting beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday in the meeting room at Wheatlands Restaurant, 1408 E. Fulton St.

The meeting will include election of board officers.

For more information, call Tim at 276-2243.

Kansas Sampler Festival accepting registrations

The Kansas Sampler Festival, to be held in Liberal on May 4 and 5, is accepting registrations to be included in the official program guide. The deadline is Jan. 31. Registrations will still be accepted after that date but late entries may not be listed.

Registration may be made through the Liberal Convention Tourism Bureau. Call Sally Fuller, director, at (620) 626-0171 or email her at or visit

Citizens' Academy course to begin in March

People interested in learning more about how the city operates are invited to participate in the Garden City Citizens' Academy beginning March 7.

The Citizens' Academy is an opportunity for anyone who has ever wondered how the city works to get a behind-the-scenes look at local government and its services, and to find out what the city does on a daily basis.

The eight session course begins March 7, and ends May 7. Classes will be held at various city facilities and will be led by city staff. The course will include facility tours and group activities.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 23. Information and application forms are available at the City Administrative Center, 301 N. Eighth St., and on the city's website at Contact Ashley Freburg for more information at 276-1160.

Jennings announces page opportunities

Page opportunities with state Rep. Russ Jennings are available for youth ages 12 and older who live within the 122nd House District.

Four slots are available on Feb. 21 and March 11. Those interested in serving as a page should submit a written request that includes their name, parents' name, address, telephone number and email address to Jennings at with the words "Page Request" in the subject line.

Jennings wants to assure each of the counties within his district have at least one page opportunity during the 2013 session. The 122nd District includes Kearny, Hamilton and Greeley counties, much of rural Finney County and a small part of west Garden City.

Applications will be accepted until Feb. 8. Transportation, food and lodging expenses will be the page's responsibility. Additional details will be provided to those selected to serve. Applicants must be at least 12 years old and live within the district.

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