Roxanna Lee (Finch) Schneider died Aug. 30 at her home in Great Bend. She was born Oct. 29, 1953, at Hays, to Robert M. and Betty Jean (Rubendall) Finch. Roxie was a graduate of Hays High School and also had a Fine Arts degree and at one time was an adjunct professor of design at Fort Hays State University. She was an associate, American Society of Interior Designers.
LARNED - Michael Allan Wilkerson, 31, died Sept. 9 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Born April 15, 1982, at Larned, he was the son of Alan Wilkerson and Patricia Plotner. A longtime area resident, he worked in the oil field and was a roughnecker. He was of the Christian faith.
HOISINGTON - Virginia Ballard, 82, died Sunday, Sept. 8, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Jan. 26, 1931 at St. Petersburg, Fla., she was the daughter of Frank Leslie, Sr. and Marilyn Virginia (Young) McEwen.
LARNED - The Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility had the honor and privilege of hearing Gretchen Eick, who gave presentations to both staff and inmates in recognition of the Civil Rights Movement recently at the facility.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Aug. 26 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
CLAFLIN - Story Hour Time at the Claflin Independent Township Library for all children ages 12 months to four years will be from 3-4 p.m. on Mondays beginning Sept. 23 and meeting every Monday thereafter.
Got to forgive presidential and congressional staffers for covering their ears and singing "la la la" at the top of their lungs, as everyone pretends not to be knee-deep in the icky, tricky, sticky Syria situation. You might say Washington is in a Semi-Syrious mode right now. And a Semi-Not-So-Syrious mode. Simultaneously.