10 YEARS AGO
november 9, 2005
For the first time in 14 years, there will not be a community Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by the Marion Ministerial Alliance. Larry King of the ministerial alliance said volunteers have not stepped up this year to help with the event.
A new retail store, Doyle Creek Mercantile, soon will open at 510 Main, Florence. The store will offer unique and unusual items for the individual and home in a boutique setting. Sara Neal and Judy Mills are pictured as they prepare for the grand opening.
Janis Maggard of Marion recently was appointed postmaster at Walton. Maggard began her career in March 1985 as a rural carrier associate in Marion.
Thirteen-month-old twins Camden and Connor Padgett, sons of Mike and Shelly Padgett, were winners of Duckwall’s Cute Baby Contest held during October at the local Duckwall’s store. Janie Meierhoff, Duckwall’s sales manager, said the 18 entrants in the contest raised almost $600 for Marion’s Community Christmas.
A group of local investors has made a commitment to Marion’s future by investing in a Marion landmark. They have provided funds to assist Jim and Tina Novak of Tampa, who recently purchased Kingfisher’s Inn at Marion County Park and Lake.