Challenges facing ranchers and feeders in the nation's capital will be highlighted during the Aug. 21 KLA/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day at Fitzsimmons Land & Cattle near Cunningham. The Dean and Jerree Fitzsimmons and Gary and Mary Fitzsimmons families own and operate this diversified beef cattle and crop farm in eastern Pratt County. The Fitzsimmons have a commercial spring-calving cowherd and background their calves prior to selling them in the spring. In addition, they raise wheat, milo, alfalfa and silage to complement the beef cattle enterprise.
My big summer project has turned out to be redecorating my Chicago apartment. It all started because I told my landlord I was moving in order to gain a dishwasher and a vent above the stove. He countered with an offer to put both of them in and then some. That has created an interesting discussion among my friends about women and comic books that has been more disturbing than you might have thought possible.
Sonya Hammonds announces the engagement of her daughter, Brooke Maw Hammonds, to Dex Edward Simonis, son of Cheryl Simonis of Council Grove. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bob and Geri Lee Hammonds.
Robyn Haynes and Brian Kavanagh were united in marriage on June 22 in Washington, D.C. in a double ring ceremony officiated by Jennifer Williams. Parents of the couple are Brad and Jeanine Haynes and John and Mary Kavanagh. Grandparents of the bride are Stan and Norma Haynes and Keith Mull, all of Larned, and the late Marian Mull. The bride was given in marriage by her father.
With school bells ringing and family schedules filling up, it seems like some days we meet ourselves coming and going. It is those times when a quick and easy dinner menu is needed that will not get you off track from healthy eating. The rewards are two fold; besides eating healthier your family will save money by eating at home.
Bruce and Amy Hofeling of Great Bend, and Brad and Michelle Roach of Bayfield, Colo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Kamille Roach, to Tyler Patrick Moran, son of Susan Zink and John and Joni Moran, all of Claflin. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Michael and Jeannine Girton of Great Bend, Marilyn Wilson, formerly of Larned and the late Fred Wilson, and the late Mary Roach. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Donald and Beverly Zink of Claflin, and the late John Jr. and Cassilda Moran.
Emily Nicole Hackman and Brian Michael Stevens, both of Olathe, were united in marriage on June 22, in an outdoor ceremony at The Journey Home in Dearborn, Mo. in a double ring ceremony officiated by Laura Liebman. The bride is the daughter of Anne and Bob Hackman of Jefferson City, Mo. The groom is the son of Sherri and Craig Stevens, La Crosse.
Darryl and Kaci Herrman of Wichita, announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Jane Herrman, on May 5 at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in Eldorado. She weighed 12 lbs. 8 oz. and was 21 1/2 in. long.
Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC has filed an application to direct current high capacity transmission line through Barton, Pawnee and Russell Counties. All landowners and concerned citizens are invited to a one-hour informational meeting at 1 p.m. on Aug. 20 at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Road.
Before today's topic, let's briefly update the area's drought status. Remember this is through 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug.13. The no drought area has moved into the eastern third or so of the county (and even in to Stafford County). The abnormally dry area is the middle third and the western quarter is in moderate drought. And this doesn't reflect any rains after 7 a.m. this past Tuesday. Last year at this time we were pretty much at the highest or next to highest drought severity rating. What a difference a year makes.
August 18, 2013|
Dr. Victor L. Martin