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Barbara Derby to celebrate 80th

Barbara Derby to celebrate 80th

Barbara (McCoy) Derby of Dodge City will celebrate her 80th birthday with a gathering from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Happy Agers Senior Center on Main Street in Satanta.

Her children — Dena Whisler from Satanta, Jerra Unruh here on furlough from missions in Ethiopia, Jorja Kelley from Florida, and Steve Derby from Dodge City — invite you to join them for the celebration. She has 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

A former resident of Copeland and Sublette, she was active in PTA, helped with Brownie Scouts in Satanta, had a Cub Scout den in Sublette, helped with hearing tests at the elementary school, served as lunchroom monitor, gave private art lessons and helped get art offered in Sublette Grade School.¬ ¬ 

In the 1970s she worked for Don Waterman, whose newspaper chain included The Ulysses News, The Johnson Pioneer, The Haskell County Monitor-Chief and The Southwest Kansas Irrigator. She sold advertising and compiled the Pioneer Telephone directory for several years, then sold ads as Yellow Pages supervisor for Feist Area-Wide Directories. In the 1990s she owned and managed the Sub-Mulcher Company, which manufactured a farm implement.¬ 

Cards may be sent to: Barbara Derby, in care of Dena Whisler, Box 801, Satanta, KS 67870. ¬ 

Senior center pinochle

Leonard Yardley won high in the four tables of senior center pinochle played Wednesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Peggy Phipps took second place. Third went to Donna Preston.

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