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Morning Sun
  • Area Events, Saturday, October 14th

  • Pittsburg Farmers Market will open at 7:30 a.m. and run until noon or sold out at Second and Broadway.

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  • Pittsburg Farmers Market
    Pittsburg Farmers Market will open at 7:30 a.m. and run until noon or sold out at Second and Broadway.
    Items available will include pumpkins, sweet potatoes, canary melons, cucumbers, several varieties of okra and tomatoes, onions, eggplant, chard, green, red and yellow peppers, garlic, fresh cut herbs, farm fresh eggs, raw honey, numerous kinds of jams and jellies, jewelry, hair bows and head bands, picture frames and mats, lip balm, soap, handmade rugs and other woven items, dip mixes, quilts, purses and a variety of baked goods.
    Shoppers may pay with credit, debit or Vision cards, and some produce vendors also accept Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers.
    Anyone needing additional information about the Pittsburg Farmers’ Market or about market vendors may visit online at www.pittsburgfarmersmarket.org or go on Facebook. Organizations or businesses interested in using the community booth may contact Summer Warren, 620-230-9559, to make a reservation. The community booth is not available for political figures promoting their election.
    4H: Blue Ribbon Event
    4H: A Blue Ribbon Event will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. just east of Blue Ribbon Farm and Home, 1103 E. Fourth.
    Featured will be a petting zoo, bake sale, horse rides, 4-H project displays, 4-H information, a Dutch oven cooking demonstration and a small animal swap meet.
    Free swap space will be available for 4-H members. Non-4-H members may have a space for $5.
    All proceeds will go to Success Express 4-H Club. Anyone needing additional information may call 620-249-9336.
    Cancer benefit 5K
    A cancer benefit 5K run/walk will be held at 8 a.m., starting from the Raider Sports Complex, Frontenac. Registration will be at 7:30 a.m.
    Registration will be $20, which includes a T-shirt. There will be age groups for ages under 9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49. 50-59 and 60-plus. Prizes will go to the top finisher in each age group.
    There will also be a fun run for youngsters around the track. Cost will be $10.
    Proceeds will go to the Diana Gorham benefit fund. Gorham is battling advanced cervical cancer.
    Elks breakfast
    Pittsburg Elks Lodge No. 412 will serve breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m.
    Menu will feature a breakfast casserole, bacon, biscuits and gravy, coffee, tea, milk  or juice. Cost will be $6. Take-out orders may be arranged by calling 232-1460.
    VFW Auxiliary
    Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 1158 will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the post home. Effie Toney, president, will preside.
    Cherokee breakfast
    CHEROKEE — Cherokee American Legion will serve breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m.
    Menu will offer five breakfast plates, each costing $5. They are biscuit and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs and hash browns; two pancakes, two sausage patties and eggs; biscuit and sausage gravy, hash browns and sausage patties; two pancakes, two sausage patties and hash browns; and eggs, sausage patties and hash browns.
    Page 2 of 2 - Coffee is included in the price. Milk or juice will be available for an additional 50 cents.
    The Storehouse
    The Storehouse will be open from 10 a.m. to noon in the first building south of Covenant Harvest Church.
    The Storehouse has been created to serve the community with free clothing. Anyone needing additional information may call 231-6881.
    ‘The Hanged Tree’
    ARCADIA — “The Hanged Tree,” a new performance created by artist Marianne Evans-Lombe, will start at noon at the Tammy Jammy in Arcadia.
    The artist created the performance to honor a promise she made in Ciudad  Bolivar, Bogota, Colombia, to return to the United States and tell the story about a tree where a person was hanged to intimidate a barrio. Instead, the barrio has reclaimed itself and is now a healthy, vibrant neighborhood with services for community members.
    The tree, known in Spanish as “Arbol Ahorcado,” still stands, preserving the cultural memory of the tragedy that took place there and serving as a visual symbol of the barrio’s transformation.
    Elks Octoberfest
    Pittsburg Elks Lodge No. 412 will have Octoberfest, starting at 6 p.m., with food, beverages and karaoke.
    Anyone needing additional information may call 232-1460.
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