march 29, 1978

Mrs. C.H. (Julia) Mullen, who carried out a beautiful tradition in Marion for many years, has moved to a retirement center in Wichita. The decorated Easter egg tree that greeted Marion people each Easter morning for many years did not appear this year at the corner of Locust and Denver. However, Mrs. Mullen did not abandon the tradition. This year she decorated a tree at the retirement center with a brightly dyed, hollow, string of eggs, and kept the tradition alive.

Larry Loomis. vice president of Marion National Bank, is featured in this week’s “Personality Profile.”

The following members of the Marion High School forensics team qualified for the state speech festival Thursday at the regional meet at Bethel College: Sandy Bridges, Jerry Elmore, David Bryant, Donna Stovall, Jandee Smith, Laurie Laubhan, Ron Wineinger, Peggy Owens and Tony Turk.

Liz Holm, student at Peabody Junior High, was the first place winner of this year’s Marion County Spelling Bee. Burns Elementary student Gwen Stucky was second place winner this year as well as last year. Both are eighth graders.

There will be a community shower for Tom and Gerri Hett this Thursday evening in the fellowship hall of Valley United Methodist Church. The Hetts’ home was destroyed by fire last Thursday morning and the couple lost all their household and personal belongings.

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