Announcements

A meeting to discuss a recycling program for Allen County residents is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the John Silas Bass North Community Building, 505 N. Buckeye, in Iola.  For the last eight months volunteers…

BURLINGTON — Is your backyard barbecue good enough to win a piece of a $5,400 prize pool being offered at the inaugural Smoke on the River Backyard BBQ competition? The amateur contest, sanctioned by Kansas…

Iola’s Church of the Nazarene, 1235 N. Walnut St., is hosting a distribution of several household items from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Food items, paper goods, some clothing and other unknowns will be…

Kansas State University Research and Extension will offer its Master Gardener program this fall. Applications are being accepted until Wednesday. Training classes begin Sept. 1 through Dec. 15. Classes will be a combination of online…

Celebrate the summer season at the annual Iola Chamber’s summer sidewalk sale on Saturday, Aug. 6. The “doors” open at 8 a.m. with amazing deals, promotions, and activities.  Come prepared for great shopping and family…

The United Methodist Church will host two ice cream socials on Thursday.  The first is at 4 p.m. in fellowship hall at the Calvary Life Center, formerly Calvary United, at the corner of Jackson and…

The advisory committee reported 35 cards have been given out since the June meeting and helped 16 people, losing two patients.  New business included news that t-shirts are in and can be delivered to sponsors. …

The next meeting of the Sunflower Quilters Guild will be Monday, July 25,  at Humboldt United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 806 N. 9th.Board meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. and the guild meeting will…

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds, Sensibly) will have an informational meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, at Calvary United Methodist Church, 118 W. Jackson St. TOPS is a supportive group of men and women…

The first of these programs is “Next Level Photography.” Youth will learn about the rule of thirds, different viewpoints, and candid photos. This is a free program for 5th through 8th graders that will be…