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Wakefield School is asked for band alumni to play with student band members at the home game on Friday, Feb. 7. This game will be the winter homecoming game and the band will play at the girls’ halftime and in between the games. If you are interested in performing with us, contact Toni Croxt…

Previously called Medical Explorer Post No. 2156, this group for high school students will now be known as the Future Medical Professionals program at Clay County Medical Center. Students from any area high schools are welcome to join the program, which meets once a month and immerses partic…

Adult volleyball games through Clay Center Parks Recreation start in the district gym on Prospect Street this Sunday, Jan. 4. Ten teams will play from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., with matches on the hour every hour.  Teams will also play on Sundays on Jan. 19, Jan. 26., Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16 and Feb…

Next weekend, Jan. 11 and Jan. 12, Clay County Youth Basketball Association will host its home tournament at CCCHS in the district and main gyms.

In the coming weeks, Clay County residents will have two opportunities to give blood -- a Red Cross Blood drive will be held at the Clay Center Armory, 217 S. 12th St., from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Jan. 10 and another will be held at the Wakefield School gym on from noon to 6 p.m. on Jan. 7.

K-State Research and Extension is bringing you another Ladies Night Out event! New Year! New You! New Network! Come and learn about the upcoming 2020 Women in Agriculture Series.

Trail Life Troop No. 618 will be having a pancake feed on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Alert Covenant Church, 15820 Green Randolph Road.  A free will donation will be accepted. 

Meadowlark Hospice and Socks for Seniors had a priority this holiday season and that was is to bring holiday cheer along with a pair of new socks to warm the hearts and cover the cold feet of our seniors.

The National Honors Society at Wakefield High School will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive in the school’s library at 502 Third Street, Wakefield, from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7. To set up an appointment, contest Kelly Hughes at (785) 461-5437 or kellyhughes@usd379.org.     

Clay County Emergency Management has set the annual weather spotter training featuring the National Weather Service from Topeka for 7 p.m., Feb. 27 at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. More information on the training will be released closer to the date.

Many area businesses and offices will be closed for multiple days to celebrate Christmas, including Tuesday and Wednesday, or will celebrate the holiday by closing early Tuesday.

Santa Claus is coming to the Clay Center Carnegie Library at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. Join library staff for a holiday story time with Santa Claus that will include special crafts, snacks and goodies!

The Longford Community Christmas Soup Supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Longford Community Center. Everyone is welcome. A free will donation will be taken. Santa will be there handing out treats for all the good little boys and girls.

Because classes were cancelled, on Monday, USD-379 has rescheduled the Singing Christmas Tree for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Martyn-Snodgrass Auditorium. The Slagle Dance and Baton Studio Christmas recital set for Wednesday has been moved to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the CCCHS Auditorium.

Better Breathers Club is a welcoming support group offered at no charge to people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) or other chronic lung diseases. The club brings people together to learn how to manage their condition and improve their quality of life.

The Christmas season is not always easy. If you find it to be difficult, for whatever reason, you are invited to the Clay Center Methodist Church for a service of remembrance and hope at  the church’s Blue Christmas service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. It may bring you comfort.

Clay Center FFA will hold a soup supper at the Common Ground Ministries, 709 5th St., from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 19. A free will donation will taken to benefit the People Helping People fund. Join FFAers for a great meal of soups and desserts.

American Legion Post 101 is having their Christmas party Saturday night, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m. All veterans and their families, members and their families and guests are invited. Santa will be making an appearance, so bring the kids. Meal is potluck with Legion providing the meat. Legion Aux…

Clay Center Elks will serve a turkey and ham dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for a requested donation of $7 per person.  Proceeds for local Elks Scholarship fund.

Clay Center Elks will distributed USDA Commodities to families that meet the TEFAP income guidelines on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m in the Civic Room of the lodge at 611 5th St.

For ‘Shop Small Saturday’ on Nov. 30, the Clay Center Business Association will offer triple punches on CCBA cards, which will be entered for weekly drawings for CCBA bucks and a grand-prize drawing,

The Kansas Department of Commerce, Workforce Services, is excited about the opportunity to bring the KANSASWORKS Mobile Center to Clay Center this year for community outreach events, which returns to the library, 706 6th St., on Dec. 3, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

At last night’s annual meeting for the Clay County Historical Society, the membership approved placing Jennifer Pfizenmier and Marvin Mugler on the board of directors for the Clay County Museum.

The Kansas Democratic Party is holding a reorganization meeting for Clay Country Democrats tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Clay Center Carnegie Library.

The Clay Center Presbyterian Church will off a free Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. to  1 p.m., at the dining room at the church at Sixth and Clarke.

Sonic and Lighthouse for Christ have joined forces for a one-day Thanksgiving  food drive. On Friday, Nov. 15, bring a non-perishable food item to the Clay Center Sonic and receive a voucher for a free medium drink. No purchase necessary!

A ribbon cutting will be held for a new business, Kristine Meyer & Associates, at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at the Chamber of Commerce office, 517 Court St. Coffee will be served at 9 a.m.

Meadowlark Hospice and Socks for Seniors have a priority this holiday season and that is to bring holiday cheer along with a pair of new socks to warm the hearts and cover the cold feet of our seniors.

Homes that range from the relentlessly practical to the how-wealthy-am-I ornate are featured in the 2019 Homes for the Abilene  Holidays tour, which will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8.