The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is mourning the loss of Spidey, the world's second oldest spider monkey. Spidey was found non-responsive with an extremely low heartrate by zoo keepers first thing Monday morning.
The call came as I was walking out the front door of our house. "Are you finished with that hospital column?" It was my sister Kate, calling from Wichita. She had just reviewed my draft column. "Yeah, pretty much," I told her. "You can't run it yet. You need to make some changes. We weren't Candy Strippers. That's how it reads. We were Candy Stripers."
It seems people outside agriculture routinely try to define the family farm. In our contemporary society this means people two, three or four generations removed from the land live in sprawling suburbia.
October 18, 2015|
John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
Wheatland School will be celebrating the 50th Reunion of the school's closing in 1966. An invitation goes to teachers, staff, and their parents who attended the southern Barton County country school. The reunion will be held in Ellinwood on July 16, 2016, in conjunction with the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival.
People are traveling to foreign destinations in truly amazing numbers. Particularly in Europe, this unprecedented demand is being driven by a very strong dollar against the Euro that is reducing the costs of travel. The response of many quality international travel operators has been the reducing of their prices, combining the many benefits of early reservations by also providing truly excellent early reservation savings.
The Golden Belt Residue Management Alliance is hosting a No Till Cover Crop Field Day starting at 4 p.m. on Oct. 28th. This event will start in the field located ½ mile north of Rush Center, located in Rush County on the Jamie Holopirek Farm.
Sterling College Warriors will make their way back to their Alma Mater beginning Thursday, Oct. 22, to begin the 2015 homecoming festivities, many of which the community are invited to attend. That night the curtain in Culbertson Auditorium will open at 8 p.m. to begin the musical "9 to 5." Registration, tickets and additional information for all Homecoming events can be found at sterling.edu/homecoming.
In May, twelve Barton County 4H'ers and five certified shooting instructors started the 4H Small Bore Rifle Season by starting practice at the county level. Every Wednesday evening, they met at the Kiowa Gun Club to practice.
Do farm families actually retire? What are our financial needs as we age? What role does Social Security have in our financial soundness? How do we afford health care and what are our options as we progress through life? How can the farm as a business provide health care coverage for my family and possibly a hired hand?
Each fall we begin to plan for next year's extension programs. An important part of that planning is the election of new people to serve on our various Program Development Committees. The Extension Executive Board set Wednesday, October 28, from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. as the time to vote for the 2016 Extension Council candidates. Come by the Extension Office meeting room at 1800 12th Street to vote.
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