MARATHON -- A general election candidate forum is planned for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at the Marathon Government Center's second floor EOC room.

The forum will be moderated by John Bartus, chairman of the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce board of directors, and will adhere to a basic question-and-answer format.

The forum will be televised on Comcast channel 76.

Candidates for the following races are to be featured: Marathon City Council, Monroe County School Board seats 2 and 3, Monroe County Sheriff, Supervisor of Elections, State Attorney, Florida Senate District 39, Florida House of Representatives District 120 and U.S. House of Representatives, 26th District of Florida.

For more information, call 743-5417.

Scout fundraiser

MARATHON -- Girl Scout Troop 703 will be at Seaside Dawgs & Beef from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, to raise funds for trips, camp-outs, awards, badges, uniforms and books.

The Daisy scouts will be operating a lemonade stand while the Brownie scouts will be guest servers. All tips and money raised at the lemonade stand, plus 10 percent of what Seaside Dawgs & Beef makes while hosting the scouts, will be given to the troop.

"It is important that the girls learn early on the rewards that come from work," said troop leader Jenn Mixon-Eick.