I know, it's supposed to be "Dancing With The Stars" but, this week, it is more appropriate to call it "Fighting With The Stars". Last Sunday the high-flying Kansas City Royals and the resurgent Toronto Blue Jays got into a couple of bench-clearing "fights".
Minnesota dentist Walter J. Palmer has dominated the news after killing Cecil, a beloved 13-year-old Zimbabwe lion. Local celebrity Cecil was lured out of a protected national park with meat drug on a truck, shot with an arrow (but not killed) and then tracked for 40 hours before he was shot dead by a rifle. This is "trophy hunting." Cecil then was skinned and beheaded, with his remains abandoned at the park border. Evidence indicates those involved in this horror marathon also tried to destroy Cecil's tracking collar to cover their tracks.
CHASE - Marvel "Nanny" Wooley, 83, died Aug. 4, 2015, at Wesley Towers in Hutchinson. Born Dec. 10, 1931, in Beaver County, Okla., she was the daughter of William L. and Edna B. Haskell Young. In 1949, she graduated from Ashland High School. On Jan. 22, 1954, she married Vincent "Benny" Wooley in Sterling. He died on July 16, 1998. A resident of Chase since 1952, formerly of Ashland, she was a homemaker.
The end of another very competitive grant cycle has come, bringing with it 16 applications and over $31,689 in grant application requests. Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the July competitive grant cycle and awarded 16 charitable organizations a combined total of $10,271. Awards were granted to programs and projects within Barton, Pawnee, Rush and Stafford Counties.
Barton County Medical Society recently made a donation to the Sr. Mary Ann Klein, OP Nursing Endowment at the Golden Belt Community Foundation. The endowment was started by Barton Community College Foundation and the former St. Rose Foundation to provide funding and support for the recruitment, retention, and training of health professionals and health educators, including opportunities for scholarships, equipment for training and continuing education. In the past this endowment supported the purchase of an additional SimPad controller at Barton Community College to aid in the training of new nurses.