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Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:15 am

SOS CASA summer training

CASA volunteers uncover facts for the court in child abuse and neglect cases, develop a special relationship with the child and family and make recommendations to the court in the child’s best interests. Classes for new Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers begin July 3 and will use a blended training curriculum.

This five-week curriculum includes a weekly in-person class and online session at the volunteer’s leisure. CASA is accepting applications for volunteers who are 21 years or older, able to commit to two years with the program and care about the well-being of children.

To sign-up for the training or for more information call CASA, 343-2744, or by email, drussell@soskansas.com.

Reading Tornado Trot

The annual 5K Tornado Trot will be held Saturday in Reading. Registration will start at 6:30 a.m. with the race starting at 7:30 a.m. The race fee is $20 and $10 for students ages 18 and under.

There will be a Munchkin Dash (kids 5 and younger), which starts at 7:30 a.m. The Munchkin Dash is free.

There will be a prize for the best Oz costume and yoga also will be held in the park. All proceeds go to the Reading Youth Recreation Fund.

Honor Flight fundraisers

The 5K Firecracker Glow Run will be held at 9 p.m. July 4 in Gridley. Proceeds will benefit the Southern Coffey County Honor Flight program, which takes veterans from across the region to see their military monuments in Washington, D.C. Glow necklaces and bracelets provided (more encouraged). $20 per runner; register at gridleycelebration.wix.com/gridley-celebration.

A Veteran’s Honor Flight Travel Ride will be held at 8 a.m. July 5, leaving from the Gridley Community Building for three 10-mile loops. Prizes will be awarded. Information: 620-203-0050 or www.bikereg.com/veterans-honor-flight-gravel-ride.

Breakfast in Admire

The Admire Community Center will have their monthly pancake breakfast from 7-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Admire Community Center. Menu items include pancakes, biscuits and gravy, fried potatoes, sausage, juice and coffee. A freewill donation will be accepted. Proceeds go toward maintaining the community center.

The North Lyon County Museum will be open during breakfast.

Chiefs tickets benefit ERC

The Lee Beran Recreation Center is once again selling tickets to the two pre-season Kansas City Chiefs games in August. The first is Aug. 7, versus the Cincinnati Bengals, and the second is Aug. 23 versus the Minnesota Vikings. Both are evening games.

Ticket prices are still $35 with $10 going to Emporia Recreation’s youth scholarship fund. The deadline is July 15: call 340-6300 or complete the form at www.emporiarec.org.

Hospital hot dogs

On July 3, from 11 a.m. until gone, members of the  Newman Regional Health Auxiliary will hold a “Grilled Hot Dog Day” in the snack bar. A grilled Fanestil hot dog or chili dog, a bag of chips, a decorated cookie and a drink are $5. Proceeds benefit Auxiliary projects.

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