1 Racing season begins

Despite a few weather hiccups, the Dodge City Raceway Park kicks off the racing season tonight at 7:30 p.m. with the weekly racing series featuring Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Tickets are $15 for adults with children 11 and under free when accompanied by an adult.

For more information visit dodgecityraceway.com.

And for the seasons schedule visit dodgecityraceway.com/schedule.

2 Fire vs Police softball tourney

Today members of the Dodge City Fire Department and Dodge City Police Department will hold a softball tournament for suicide awareness at Thurow Park.

The tournament will be a two out of three matchup that starts at 10 a.m.

A lunch will be included in the tournament that will include a burger, chips and a drink with all proceeds going to the Ford County Suicide Prevention Coalition.

There will also be a raffle for a Green Mountain Grill with tickets for the raffle being $5.

This event is free for the public to attend.

3 5x5 auction

The 5-by-5 Art Guild silent art auction will be today at the Depot Theater.

To go along with the 5-by-5 art canvases, the price of admission will be $5.55, and the doors will open at 5:55 p.m.

The auction will mark the 7th year the event has occurred at the Depot.

Some of the artists that have submitted pieces are: Alle Craig from Georgia, Missy Trent Lamb from Tonganoxie, John King from Emporia, Tara Hufford Walker from Wichita and Yuri Zupancic from Paris, France, who grew up in Dodge City.

The local and area artists that submitted pieces are: Mandy Peitz, Esther Abbey, Marilyn Williams, Cindy Cammack, Paula Sellens, Martha Kenton, Dorinda Chilton, Stephanie Keller, Susan Bunyan, Dave Wetmore, Joni and Isaac Reiter, Andrea Stegman, Ashley Sites, Judy Bleumer, Jennifer Nolan, Norma Clare, Darleen Clifton Smith and students, Deedee Miller, Mary Eddy, Joanne Clark, Mary Ford, Draven Marshall, Charles Sellens, Melanie Snodgrass, Kate Long, Mary Endrix and Teresa Lovitt.

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