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aug. 23, 1978

Ern Hett uses an acetylene torch as he demonstrates his artistic copper craft for members of Marion Chamber of Commerce who visited the Copper Shed Friday evening at Hett’s home after a picnic in Central Park. His hobby produces many decorative items made from copper, wood, and other materials.

The week’s “Personality Profile” by Ruth Meyer features Dean C. Batt, Marion attorney.

Pictured are big rocks on a hillside about three miles west of Marion. Formerly outlining “Diamond X,” the name of the Rex Siebert ranch was changed to form the name of a popular thirst-quenching beverage. “Some kids were probably just having fun.” Siebert said.

Marion High School’s football Warriors have been tagged the team to beat in the upcoming 1978 Cottonwood Valley League season.

Three Marion County Lake youths were top anglers in a kids’ fishing derby Saturday at the lake. Kama Buckley finished first with a total catch of more than 3 pounds. Leann Snelling caught 13 ounces and younger brother Dean caught 20 ounces.

Mayor Peggy Blackman, riding in the comfort of an enclosed tractor cab, led Marion city commissioners in a county fair parade. Commissioners Larry Loomis and Les Henderson, also rode in tractors. The three chose tractors to represent Marion as a farm implement center.

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