OXFORD - Russell Junior Craven, 80, went to be with his Lord on Nov. 30 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. Russell "Junior" was born on a farm in Slate Valley on July 20, 1934 to Russell and Ora Mae Craven. Junior attended high school in Oxford. He worked at various oil rigs. He started his trucking career driving for A.V. Davis Van Lines. He retired with United Van Lines after 37 years of cross country driving. He later went to work for Price Trucking in Winfield. He was a member of Oxford First Baptist Church.
Two people were injured Sunday morning when a Chevy Malibu missed a curve at SE 40 Road and SE 150 Ave., hit a tree and caught on fire.
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The final weekend in the Big 12 will illustrate both the risk and reward that come with the league's decision to do away with its title game.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs had 66 yards of offense through three quarters Sunday night. Their defense was gashed for 168 yards by unheralded running back C.J. Anderson. And when they finally made Denver punt, a gaffe by one of their players gave the Broncos the ball back.
Those young Kentucky Wildcats still have a firm grasp on the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 poll. And the team Kentucky lost to in April's national championship game in North Texas no longer is ranked.
MANHATTAN (AP) - The brutal defeat that Kansas State endured two years ago at Baylor is not in the back of the Wildcats' minds. More like front and center, every day of every week.
Two more games and two more wins. A pair of wins for the Barton Community College men's basketball team over the weekend pushed the Cougars winning streak to eight as Barton has bolted out of the gates to a 10-1 record.
Sometimes in November for college basketball teams it is about how you respond. From that aspect, the Barton Community College women's basketball team earned an A for the weekend. From the wins and losses perspective it may not be as high of a grade.
A clerk at Cerv's convenience store, located at 10th and Main, reported being robbed at gunpoint Saturday night.
Bernard and Lisa Seiwert announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Marie Seiwert, to Devon Austin Degenhardt, son of Louis Degenhardt and Sheryl Degenhardt.
Kerry and Tracy Grattan of Sedgwick, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Grattan to Luke Fanshier, son of Randy and Angie Fanshier of Great Bend.
Ken and Jennifer Cason of Thornton, Colo., announce the birth of their daughter, Lily Ann Cason on Nov. 7th. She weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz. and was 19 in. long.
Farmers Bank & Trust congratulates Mel Holopirek, Donald Hanhardt and Ingrid Bird as they retire on Dec. 31st.
It only takes a look to the sky during this time of year to see one of (or thousands) of our avian winter visitors. Barton County plays host to thousands of geese every winter, and many people wonder what these geese are doing when we see the huge flocks overhead daily.
It was a Homecoming of sorts for the Barton Community College men's basketball team – in Kalamazoo, Mich. that is.
Torture is illegal. Period. End of debate. There is no legal, moral or probable justification for torture. It's against the Bill of Rights; it's against the Geneva Convention; it's against United Nations Convention Against Torture (ratified by the U.S. in 1994); it's against every state statute from every modern constitutional democracy and every decent and encouraging proposal coming from humanity in the last century.
Well over two years ago, a local public figure encouraged folks to give blood because it was the selfless thing to do.
It was summer when Mom had first mentioned the idea of our going as a family to Disney World. We were ecstatic. Because we were a family of 12, trips that necessitated hotels and plane rides were extremely rare. This would be a first for many of us. Before we got too excited, Mom explained to us that the only way this trip would be possible was if each of us worked hard and saved up money to pay some of our own way. We weren't worried about that, though.
Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of the crowdfunding website Indiegogo, grew up watching her parents struggle to keep their family business afloat. But instead of discouraging her from entrepreneurship, their example inspired her to change the face of how entrepreneurs get financed.
What's it like to have strangers disappointed that you weren't eaten and potentially killed by an anaconda? Just ask Paul Rosolie, the host and (almost) snake snack on Discovery Channel's recent "Eaten Alive" special.
The death of a loved one is difficult any time of the year, but during the holidays, grief can be overwhelming. Instead of being "the most wonderful time of the year," it can be the most dreaded.
Contrary to earlier media reports from several sources, Pope Francis did not comfort a disconsolate little boy at a Vatican audience by saying the child's deceased puppy would be awaiting him in heaven.
Christmas is crazy. There is no getting around it. Recitals and school programs dominate our calendars. Cookie swaps and get-togethers fill our evenings. Then there's shopping and wrapping and trying to squeeze every last sugar-coated ounce of fun out of the Christmas season, because if we don't, then our children won't have blissful memories of mischievous elves on shelves or the warm glow of Christmas in their hearts to get them through the cold winter ahead.
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