Safe Kids Kansas reminds parents to take time out to teach and review safety guidelines with their kids to get them back to school safely. "Whether it's their first day of kindergarten, or they are returning after summer vacation, with this change in routine it's important to review safety tips together. Don't assume your child will intuitively know the right steps to take to be safe," says Cherie Sage, state director for Safe Kids Kansas.
"Communication on the Santa Fe Trail" will be the theme for the Rendezvous 2010 history seminar to be held in Larned Sept. 16–19. The seminar is sponsored by the Santa Fe Trail Center, Fort Larned National Historic Site and the Santa Fe Trail Association. Primary funding is provided by the Kansas Humanities Council. The seminar is open to the public.
Some of Fort Larned National Historic Site's Labor Day Weekend activities have been rescheduled. "A Sneak Preview of Restoration in the North Officers' Quarters" has been added for Sunday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m. in lieu of the previously-scheduled Santa Fe Trail presentation by Dr. David Clapsaddle. Clapsaddle's program, "A Quest for Clara," has moved to Monday, Sept. 6, at 3 p.m. in lieu of the ranger program originally scheduled for the same time.
It will be Senior Day at the Community Market in Larned Saturday, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Produce seekers 55 and older will receive a free $1 token to spend with any vendor at the market, which is north and west across the highway from Carr Auction & Real Estate. Coffee and doughnuts will be free, too, WTL (while they last).
Hoisington Main Street businesses helped kick off the 2010-11 school year again by offering USD 431 elementary students school supplies and fun things to celebrate going back to school.
The Homemakers Unlimited FCE will hold a fall market in Wolf Park on Sept. 25. They are offering booth space for $25 for a single booth or $40 for a double booth to individuals and civic organizations. Anyone with baked goods, crafts, garage sale items, produce or collectibles will be welcome. This would be an opportunity for church groups, school groups and Relay for Life teams to earn some money for their projects.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Drew Brees stood alone on the goal line, reflecting on everything that went wrong in practice. Then he took off, running the length of the New Orleans Saints' practice field several times over.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Brandon Banks is gone now. Kansas State's electrifying kick returner and wide receiver has taken his quick feet and dazzling speed to the NFL and a the Washington Redskins.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Mark Ingram's run for a second Heisman Trophy has been put on hold, and possibly even derailed, before the Alabama tailback had a chance to gain a single yard.
Medical romance writer Sandra Vink, Great Bend, will be the guest speak at the next Friends of the Great Bend Public Library meeting, set for 7 p.m. Thursday in the library's Kansas Room. Vink, who writes under the name Jessica Matthews, will talk about her current project and about her love for libraries.
Two injured in Pawnee County collision
Bagworm caterpillars are out-and-about and this is the time to consider applying an insecticide (or pest control material).
As to the oxen equipage, (known contemporarily as furniture), there were but two components, the yoke and the chain. The American yoke was fashioned from a block of wood four feet in length, flat on the top and arched on the underside at each end to accommodate the curvature of the ox's neck. Two holes were bored at each end of the yoke, spaced apart about the width of an ox's head to receive the bow which encircled the ox's neck. They were most often made of hickory,
The Micro-Chip Clinic will be held at the Pawnee County Humane Society's Annual Dog Swim at the Larned Swimming Pool.
As you've probably noticed, the airwaves and news pages have been filled with liberals deliberately lying about the meaning of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision (Conservatives want to deny women birth control, Republicans are trying to stop women from having sex, yadda yadda yadda).
Happy Tuesday, everybody, and God bless America.
PRATT - Laura Viola "Vi" Wagner, 79, died July 6, at South Wind Hospice in Pratt. Born Sept. 1, 1934, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Cash and Nellie Doty. On Jan. 30, 1959, she married Theodore (Nubbin) Heiter at Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death. She later married Bruce Wagner on May 23, 1986. He survives. She worked as a clerk at Crick's and also cooked for USD 382 and Pratt Regional Medical Center for a number of years. Her family was her passion.
James A. Norvell, 91, of Great Bend, died Sunday morning in Bartlesville, Okla. James spent his last few months at his son Brian's Bartlesville home. James Alfred Norvell was born the son of Ross and Georgie Fry Norvell on Sept. 14, 1922, in Piney, Ark. He grew up in various places until entering the United States Navy during World War II. During his service he served on various vessels and was present for the Allied Invasion of France. After his military service James went to western Kansas to do farm work. He soon ended up in the oilfields as ...
FREDONIA - Tom Stephen Welton, 67, a resident of Fredonia, formerly of Hoisington, and El Dorado, died July 5, at Fredonia Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 7, 1946, in Great Bend, he was the son of Donald E. and Mable (Roche) Welton. Tom was a graduate of Hoisington High School and received a bachelor's degree from Emporia State University. He was a retired office manager for Automotive Specialists in El Dorado.
HAYS - Louise Rohr, 99, Hays, died Friday, July 4, at the Hays Good Samaritan Society.
TULSA, Okla. - Emanuel Boger, 95, died July 7, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Okla.
Thaine "T. C." Francis, 85, died July 7 at Catholic Care, Bel Aire. Born Dec. 21, 1928, at Hudson, he was the son of Leslie and Lucille (Jones) Francis.