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Ellinwood’s 3 Coin Club meets for 60 years

Members of the 3 Coin Club in Ellinwood are, from left, Dorothy Panning(guest), Larry Panning, Benny Worman, Bill Johnson and Dick Waters. Worman has been a member for the full 60 years.

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ELLINWOOD — Since the early 1940s, the 3 Coin Club, a group of businessmen and farmers in Ellinwood has been meeting each day for coffee. Now mostly retired, they shoot the bull, tell tall tales also known as lies, and talk about sports and politics in the company of good friends every day for half an hour.
“It gives us something to do,” said Larry Panning. “We’re really close friends. It’s fun.”
They sit around the ping pong table at Panning’s place in downtown Ellinwood. Current members of the 3-Coin Club are Panning, Benny Worman, Bill Johnson and ...

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