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09-Karns reunion, 1973
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The text of the news account was this:
The 54th annual reunion of the Alva and Hiram Karns families was held Sunday in the basement of the Dodge City Cooperative Exchange building in Dodge City. Attending were 73 relatives and friends.
Descendants of the Alva Karns family attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Karns of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Karns, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jay, Leoti; Mrs. Ron Jay and Brad, Dodge City; Helen Loomis, Bucklin; Minnis Nelson, Mullinville; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Smith, Karen, Melissa and Melinda, Dodge City; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Paxton, Haviland; Ethel Paxton and Oren Kimberly, Greensburg; Paul Paxton, Middleton, Idaho; Dr. and Mrs. Forrest Ladd and Gwen, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Karns and Dennis, Pratt; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jay, Leoti; Bethene Karns, Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Jay, Leoti; and Mr. and Mrs. Don Cornwell, Shawnee Mission.
Those attending from the Hiram Karns family were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stwalley, Ford, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Haley and Janan, Dodge City; Mrs. Bob Tilley, Bucklin; Mrs. Chavez Gaut, Ford; Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Bogner, Terry, Debbie, and Deena, Van Buren, Arkansas; Mr. and Mrs. Gene Gaut and Doug, Cimarron; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Morrell, Linda and Lisa, Fulton, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Garrison, Pittsburg, Kansas; Jean Volz, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brown and LeAnn, Carl Junction, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Robinson, Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. Keith Stwalley, Nellma, Naomi and Nancy, Ford, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Stwalley, Dana and Steve, Dodge City.
Afternoon callers were Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Bisbee, Meade, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Haley, Dodge City.
The 55th reunion will be held in Dodge City in 1974.
Newspaper clipping saved by Verna (Dawson) Karns. [The year 1973 was handwritten in the margin of the clipping.]
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