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may 10, 1978

Jim Dunham and his wife Norma have brought their own version of one of the strongest growth businesses in America to Marion. Scheduled to open by Memorial Day, Dunham’s “Small Fry” carryout restaurant is in the final stages of construction at the corner of Walnut and Main.

Some Kiwanians enjoyed steak at noon Monday, the reward for selling the most tickets for the circus that appears here today. And, other Kiwanians slurped beans. They were the ones who lost in the ticket selling competition. The crew at the Owl Car Café decorated the meeting room in circus style for the occasion.

A bright yellow band of flowering forsythia bushes will blossom along the east bank of the Luta next spring, highlighting the west edge of Central Park. Part of a five-year plan initiated two years ago by a park improvement committee formed by the Marion PRIDE committee and the Chamber of Commerce, the bushes were being planted Thursday. The bushes also are a part of a memorial to the late Dr. Melton.

Larry L. Kerns, veteran of the Korean Conflict, is the person featured in this week’s “Personality Profile” by Ruth Meyer, staff feature writer.

Those who want to sign up for cable television must do so before Monday in order to save the $20 installation fee. The city clerk’s office will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening for that purpose.

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