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october 4, 1978

More than 8,000 persons basked in the balmy, 75-degree warmth of the sun and enjoyed the sights, sounds and smells of the 67th annual Old Settlers’ Day parade in Marion.

Tommy Thompson, superintendent of postal operations at Marion, is the subject of this week’s “Personality Profile” by special feature writer Ruth Meyer.

Chamber of Commerce ambassadors Joyce Smith and Gerry Harris, this week, presented “first dollar of clear profit” certificates to Attorney Bob Brookens and to florist Wanda Richmond and daughter.

Dorothy Varenhorst has been selected by the Marion Business and Professional Women’s club as the outstanding “Woman of the Year,” based on her achievements and contributions to the Marion community. This is the first such award in the Marion community.

Larry Loomis, Marion stucco and plaster contractor, has resurfaced the west side of Hassinger Plumbing at the corner of Marion and Second. The former brick wall now resembles the stone structures found along Main Street.

Bennie Holtsclaw, Chase County farmer, recently was selected as a featured performer at the annual “Hill and Hollow” music festival in Powell, Missouri. Holtsclaw is a gospel and country music singer who has performed frequently throughout Marion and Chase counties and other areas.

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