Lecompton resident wins book award

Lecompton resident and Kansas University graduate Doc Carson’s “Gone Shopping! An Odyssey of Discovery” won the 2004 Midwest Merit Bood Award for interior layout.

The awards are sponsored by the Midwest Independent Publishers Assn. and celebrate excellence in editorial and design for titles published in 2004.

In Carson’s book, a shopping trip turns into an imaginative adventure as the shopper explores the surreal five-level mall shaped like a pyramid. The mall features a show-and-tell hall on level four, the “More is Better Church” on level three, and the Distraction District on the mezzanine between levels two and three.

Kids Fair set for June 4 at 10th and Kasold

A free community Kids Fair is set for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 4 at 10th Street and Kasold Drive.

The fair will include pony rides, a moonwalk, basketball shooting contest and other entertainment.

Members of the Ident-a-Kid program will be at the event for parents who wish to have their child’s DNA taken.