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Lady Chargers headed to state

LA CYGNE—The Santa Fe Trail Lady Chargers qualified for the Class 4A Division II State Volleyball Tournament in Salina after winning the sub-state tournament Saturday at Prairie View High School.

The Lady Chargers defeated fourth seeded Osawatomie 25-5, 25-7 in the first round before dispatching Eudora 25-20, 25-15 in the finals.

South Americans tour Kansas fields

QUENEMO—Representatives from several South American countries traveled to the home and farm of Jeff and Marylin Casten Oct. 16 to learn more about the various grains grown in the Midwest.

The visit, organized by the United States Grain Council, brought the team of Latin American buyers to the U.S. to educate and enhance the interest in sourcing U.S. grains and co-products for livestock, poultry and pork feeds.

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Post office collection times change Oct. 26

OSAGE CITY—Post offices throughout Osage County will change their pick-up times beginning Oct. 26, according to Brian Sperry, regional spokesman, U.S. Postal Service. The change is designed to address people’s mailing habits and make up for billions of dollars in lost revenue. First class mail volume has declined 28 percent in the last six years, Sperry said.

“USPS doesn’t have the mail volumes to justify the size and capacity of our current network,” Sperry said.

Lady Chargers battle with Joy

CARBONDALE—Santa Fe Trail Lady Chargers’ volleyball marked last week’s home games with the Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness. The annual event hit close to home this year, benefiting team coach Joy Schmidt, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in March.

“I have been truly humbled by people’s generosity and kindness,” Schmidt said. “No words can express my gratitude for everyone’s kindness and good wishes.”

SFT assistant coaches Ann Fawl and Heather Berkefeldt organized the fundraiser, assisted by the team.

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