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october 1, 1980

The City Squares square dance club entertained nearly 70 dancers Sept. 23 with a fun evening that included 39 beginning dancers. Hosts were Dean and Bettie Batt and Max and Elizabeth Buck.

Lucille Britain took top honors for being in the Old Settlers’ parade three times, each time in a different costume. She came through as a candidate on the Democrat float, then as the snare drum player in the Rube Band, and finally as an emergency medical technician on the Marion-based ambulance.

Lori Loney of Marion has been elected vice president of the Emporia State University chapter of the American Chemical Society. A senior, she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schmidtberger of Marion.

Marion County Commissioners agreed Monday to contract terms with three firms hired to renovate the county jail. Work on the $330,000 project began last week and the new building is expected to be completed by the end of July 1981.

Florence ambulance director Bob Seward and his wife, Lois, are pictured putting up decorative details in the city’s new ambulance building. Formal dedication ceremonies are set for Sunday. The 2,400 square-foot building is located north of the downtown area on Main Street. Seward calls the building one of the biggest accomplishments in the city’s history.

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