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  • Saturday, May 11

    ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

    National Association of Letter Carriers, in cooperation with the United States Postal Service, will collect non-perishable food items for distribution to various local food banks.

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  • Saturday, May 11
    ‘Stamp Out Hunger’
    National Association of Letter Carriers, in cooperation with the United States Postal Service, will collect non-perishable food items for distribution to various local food banks.
    Those wishing to donate are asked to place non-perishable food items in a bag by their mailbox. They will be picked up by city and rural letter carriers serving the Pittsburg and Frontenac area.
    The “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is held each year on the second Saturday in May because food banks and pantries often receive the majority of their donations during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons. By springtime, many pantries are depleted and entering summer low on supplies at a time when many school breakfast and lunch programs are not available.
    Last year more than 70 million pounds of food was collected across the nation, feeding an estimated 30 million people.
    Smithsonian ribbon cutting
    FRANKLIN — A ribbon cutting ceremony for “The Way We Worked,” a traveling Smithsonian exhibit, will be held at 10 a.m. at the Miners Hall Museum, Franklin.
    The exhibit will officially open to the public, and will be on view through June 23. Exhibit hours will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
    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.
    Coffee is included in the price. Milk or juice will be available for an additional 50 cents.
    Arma Poppy Day
    ARMA — Members of Arma American Legion Auxiliary Unit 182 will be out from 8 a.m. to noon for their annual veterans Poppy Day observance.
    Members will distribute poppies at the Arma Supermarket, Horton’s Pizza Plus and the Arma Post Office. Donations received will go to disabled veterans.
    Pittsburg Farmers’ Market
    Pittsburg Farmers’ Market will open at 7:30 a.m. at Second and Broadway and continue until noon or sold out.
    “Pasta Palooza” will begin at 9 a.m. Entries of pasta dishes made by vendors and customers will be judged in a contest, then will be available for donations to the Pittsburg Farmers’ Market building fund. Last-minute entries will be accepted. Prizes will be awarded at 11:30 a.m. Anyone needing additional information may call 620-231-3835 or visit the market’s Facebook page or web site.
    Items available at the market will include asparagus, eggs, grass-fed Dexter beef, Ossabaw hog, traditional pork, green onions, spinach, oriental salad greens, kale, radishes, leaf lettuce, potted herbs, tomato plants, pepper plants, rose geraniums, cabbage, spring onions, baked goods such as apple tarts, cookies, cinnamon rolls, cakes, Jumbles (an original recipe oatmeal bar by Sandy Golay), Amish white bread, honey whole wheat bread, cinnamon raisin swirl, sun-dried tomato asiago, Italian bread, jams and jellies, honey butter, garlic butter, homemade soaps, beeswax lip balm and lotion bars, candles, jewelry, bird feeders, bird baths and Kathy Flora’s new cookbook.
    Page 2 of 2 - Jacob Weber from the Kansas State University Extension Office, a master gardener, will be at the market to answer questions about plants and planting techniques.
    Free coffee is available for market shoppers at the information booth. This will be “Customer Appreciation Week” and a basket of market products will be awarded to a customer at 11:30 a.m. Customers need to sign up for the drawing at the information booth. No purchase is required, and the winner need not be present to win.
    VFW Auxiliary
    Albert M. Wheeler Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 1158 will have a regular meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the post home. President Effie Toney will preside.
    Elks lunch
    Pittsburg Elks Lodge No. 412 will have a special lunch open to the public, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Menu will feature barbecued beef, baked beans and potato salad, with coffee or tea. Cost will be $6 per person.
    Spaghetti dinner
    ARMA — Arma American Legion Post 182 will serve a spaghetti dinner, open to the public, from 5 to 7 p.m.
    Menu will feature spaghetti with meatballs, tossed salad, garlic bread and dessert. Carry-outs will be available. Cost will be a $6 donation, with children 6 and younger eating free.

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