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may 19, 1993

Because of stricter interpretations of the U.S. Constitution, school-sponsored religious services will not be conducted this year. Baccalaureate will be separate from graduation ceremonies. The religious service will be at 7 p.m. Saturday in Marion Gymnasium. It will be sponsored by Marion Ministerial Alliance, in cooperation with volunteers from the graduating class.

Donald Blakeslee, associate professor of anthropology at Wichita State University, will speak on “Roots of the Santa Fe Trail” at a Marion Chamber of Commerce meeting Friday.

Torey Hett of Marion participated Saturday and Sunday in Challenge ’93, a track and field event in Wichita for physically challenged athletes. He has six gold medals to prove it.

Christine Laue has joined the staff of the Omaha World-Herald as a journalism intern this summer. A graduate of Marion High School, she is a senior at the University of Kansas. Her parents are Harvey and Betty Sanders of Marion.

Marion native Gary Melcher has been named head basketball coach for the coming year at El Dorado High School.

Bike Across Kansas will pass through Marion again this year. About 1,000 riders are expected to participate in the ride June 5 to 12. Peggy Blackman and the Marion Chamber of Commerce are making plans for their overnight stay, which will include a spaghetti dinner for cyclists.

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