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.

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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.

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.

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!

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.

The Catholic Mexican supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Catholic Parish Center located on Court Street just west of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Clay County Medical Center’s Parkinson Support Group will meet on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the hospital education center. People with Parkinson’s disease, family members, and friends are welcome to attend along with all interested persons.  For more information call Brenda Bohne…

A veteran’s soup supper will be held at the Clay Center Elks on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 5:30 p.m., to 7 p.m.  Veterans eat free, all others pay $7.00 per person. Everyone welcome to attend.  Proceeds will be used to purchase items for the patients at the VA Hospital in Topeka.

The Wakefield United Methodist Church will hold its annual hog roast on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome, take-out is available.  The meal is $10 per adult and $5 per child.

Due to the holidays in November and December, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has changed the dates for when they will be distributing commodities for seniors.  November commodities will be distributed on Nov. 25; and for December, on Dec. 23.

The next Clay Center Community Blood Drive will be held at the parish hall of the National Guard Armory from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8.  To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-7332767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter Clay Center.

Christmas Sharing is now fund-raising to share the love of Christ during the Christmas season. This program provides Christmas gift certificates to children and adult residents of Clay County.

A Veteran’s Day celebration will be held 8 to 9 a.m. on Nov. 11 at the Wakefield Care and Rehabilitation Center. The patriotic event will honor veterans who are residents at the facility and their service to our country. Please RSVP to Roc at (785) 461-5417.

The 13th Annual Clay Center Toy Run will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3. Meet at Gibson’s on West US-24. Vehicles and motorcycles welcome.  Kickstands up at 1 p.m.

The Clay Center Covenant Church will hold a “Trunk or Treat” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31,  at the church, 1330 15th St. Walking tacos and yummy desserts will also be served at that time as a fund-raiser for Ark Early Learning Center.

Clay County Animal Rescue and Education Center will serve tacos, nachos and dessert on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m., at the United Methodist Family Life Center. A free will donation will be taken.

Clay Center United Methodist Church has rescheduled the church’s annual Bonfire Blast for Sunday, Oct. 27, at 4:30 p.m. The event includes games, hay rack rides, food and s’mores and the church asks that you bring a chair, a friends and a snack to share. The event takes pace at location east…

The Republican Valley Ringnecks Chapter of Pheasants Forever invites youth between the ages of 8 and 16 to their annual youth pheasant hunt, set for Sunday, Nov. 3, at noon, at a location southwest of Clay Center.

The Hebron Reformed Presbyterian Church invites the public to a series of free presentations by The Rev. Daniel Hemken entitled “The Faith Once For All Delivered: A Study of Cults.” The last session will held Tuesday evening beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the church at 1328 Goodin Drive. The…

On Thursday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the public is invited at ‘Lunch and Learn’ at CCCHS. Topics include vaping, personalized learning and project based learning, the flex mod schedule, and job shadowing and internships! Lunch is provided.

A ribbon cutting and an open house will be held Friday morning at Cannon and Cannon Design, 101 S. 7th St. The  ribbon cutting will take place at 9:30 a.m., from 9 to 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 18.

Clay Center Carnegie Library invited you to learn how to make your business grow online with a “Spruce up your holiday marketing plan workshop” on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the library community room.

The class who collects the most box tops at Lincoln Elementary by Oct. 24 gets to Silly String Principal Matter Weller at the Nov. 1 Rise and Shine assembly! They now have multiple ways to collect box tops, including scanning from your phone!  Read more information at the school’s Facebook page.

A Wendy’s Night Fund-raiser to benefit St. Paul Lutheran Pre-school will be held at Wendy’s, 604 Crawford Street, on Monday Oct. 14. Twenty percent of all sales between 5 and 8 p.m. will be donated to St. Paul Lutheran Preschool

Relay for Life of Clay County will be serving sloppy joes, chips, dessert and a drink for a free will donation Thursday, Oct. 17, on the Courthouse Square from 4 to  7 p.m. All donations will go to benefit Relay For Life.