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january 31, 1963

Pictured on the front page is the attractive building at the corner of Locust and Lawrence Sts. just completed to house new dial equipment and headquarters for the Marion exchange of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Engineers will soon be in the process of installing the intricate equipment for the conversion to dial service planned for this fall.

Connie Jost, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Jost of Marion, was named 1963 District Poultry Queen at the Cottonwood Valley Poultry Barbecue and Jamboree. The other four contestants were Marianne Waltner, Marion; Sharon Ratzlaff, Hillsboro; Ruth Friesen, Hillsboro; and Connie Shrag, Moundridge.

Marion County Historical Society is looking for local women’s’ clubs who will volunteer to help keep the museum open next summer. Any clubs interested are asked to contact Mrs. Marie Dixon.

Awards in the annual Litterbug Poster Contest, sponsored by the federated clubs for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students, were announced this week. Top winners were Mary Beth Kjellin, Sandra Kay Hartman, Becky Coe, Madeline Thompson, and Kenneth Schmidt. Each received a silver dollar. Honorable mention went to Jan VanBuren, Beverly Hoch, and Gary Wiens.

Rev. Winston Worden was formally installed as pastor of the local Christian Church at the Sunday morning service, Jan. 27.

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