EHS Class of 1958

The Emporia High School Class of 1958 is having a reunion Friday and Saturday. The event will start with attending an EHS football game with special seating Friday and tours of the Granada Theatre, the Sweet Granada Candy Shop, the Lyon County History Center and the old High School Saturday. In the evening the group will meet at the Emporia Country Club at 5:30 p.m. for cocktails and a buffet at 6:00 p.m. For reservations please contact Jeanette (Getz) Schmidt at 620-475-3574.

Michael James Mette in concert

Christian artist Michael James Mette and the MJM7 band will perform a free concert 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Church Parish Hall, 102 Exchange St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The concert is sponsored by St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, America’s Best Inn and Subway. For more information about the group visit

Volunteer workday at Pioneer Bluffs

The next volunteer workday at Pioneer Bluffs will be Saturday. The day begins around 8:30 a.m. with coffee in the Granary. Volunteer tasks vary from physical to nonphysical activities. Each volunteer workday ends with a free lunch.

Those interested in volunteering can just show up, or contact Executive Director Lynn Smith for more details at 620-753-3484 or, or visit

Widowed Persons Service

Widowed Persons Service meets the first Tues. and the third Thurs. of each month at a local restaurant in the Emporia area. The next meeting will be 5 p.m. today at Pizza Ranch.There is no fee or obligation to attend; you will simply purchase your own meal. Any widowed person is welcome to join us for good food and supportive fellowship.

Emporia Area Retired School Personnel meets

The Emporia Area Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Emporia Presbyterian Manor. The program will be “ESU Theatre Homecoming Teaser” presented by the ESU Department of Communication and Theatre. The greeters will be Katie Bacon and Joy Frevert. The Thought of the Day will be given by Bob Grover.

Sertoma Scholarship breakfast

The Sertoma Scholarship breakfast will be held from 7 - 11 a.m. Saturday at the Emporia Senior Center, 603 E. 12th Ave. Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door for All You Can Eat biscuits and gravy or sausage biscuit sandwiches. Meals are served with coffee, milk or juice.

Penny Supper

The Hartford United Methodist Women will hold a Penny Supper at 5 p.m. Saturday at the church. Menu items include ham loaf $2.25, chicken pie $2, liver and onions $2.50, a variety of salads and vegetables $.50 each, homemade rolls and cornbread $.50, cake $.75, homemade pie $2.50 per slice, homemade ice cream $.75, and coffee or tea $.75.

American Conservatism

topic of Red Rocks talk

Greg Schneider will present “The Past and Present of American Conservatism” at the next Sundays at the Site program, at 2 p.m. Oct. 13. Schneider, ESU history professor, will focus on the variety of American conservatism in the 20th century, and how we have gotten to the current type of conservatism dominant under Donald Trump. Red Rocks is located at 927 Exchange St. This is a free event. Donations are accepted.

Republicans meet

Lyon County Republicans meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 8, for the regularly scheduled monthly meeting held at the Courthouse Annex, 402 Commercial St., Emporia. County Chair, Peggy Mast, will be presenting “Upcoming Movements in the Nation.”

Blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold its Emporia Community Blood Drive from noon - 6 p.m. Oct. 16 and 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Emporia Presbyterian Church West Campus, 1702 W. 15th Ave. Give blood to help save lives. To make an appointment, visit and use sponsor keyword “Emporia” or call 800-733-2767. Bring a photo ID, drink plenty of water and eat before your appointment.

Olpe UMC Octoberfest

The Olpe United Methodist Church will hold an Octoberfest supper 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at the church, 120 W. Listerscheid St., Olpe. The supper will include bierocks, sauerbroten, ‘kraut and sausage, German potato salad, pies, desserts and drinks. Come and eat and enjoy fellowship for a free-will offering. Call 620-475-3780 or 343-5544 with questions. To order extra bierocks, call 620475-3311 before Oct. 11.

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