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Kansans Optimizing Healthy Program set to begin

Are you or someone you are close to affected by arthritis, cancer, diabetes, fibromyalgia, heart disease, high blood pressure, lung disease, obesity or the effects of a stroke? You do not have to look far to find someone affected by one or more of these conditions. Today in my column space I want to extend an invitation to participate in a chronic disease self-management program titled Kansans Optimizing Health Program (KOHP). This program was developed at Stanford University. Research studies have shown that the program is effective in helping people manage their health and control chronic disease symptoms.

October 17, 2010 | | Local Life


Extension Council Relies on Volunteers

Every fall, our Barton County Extension Council holds an election to fill positions on our various program development committee. Mark Tuesday) October 12 on your calendar this week, and stop by the Great Bend Recreation Center Burnside Room, to cast your ballot. Election time is 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

October 10, 2010 | | Local Life


RSVP Column

"Mini Golf United" will be held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Walnut Bowling Center. In case of inclement weather, the teams will bowl. The team entry fee will be $30 for three-member teams with 100% of the proceeds going to United Way of Barton County. Cash prizes will be awarded to top golfers and an award will go to the business entering the most teams.

October 03, 2010 | | Local Life


Feet, toes and visiting heaven for 30 minutes

Everyone, no matter your age or lot in life, should be pampered on occasion. Current events justify it more than ever. And so last month, I took a plunge. I got a pedicure. For those thirty minutes, the angels sang in harmony, the noise of life stopped, and feelings and sensations never previously known in 51 years came alive. They say the feet have a billion nerve endings. I think that's on the low end.

October 02, 2010 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Be more aware of your indoor air

What are you breathing? It is a good question to ask ourselves. All of us face a variety of risks to our health as we go about our day-to-day lives. Driving in cars, engaging in recreational activities, and being exposed to environmental pollutants all pose varying degrees of risk. Some risks are simply unavoidable. The good news is indoor air pollution is one risk that you can do something about. As we celebrate Indoor Air Quality Awareness month during October, see if any red flags go up in your house.

October 02, 2010 | | Local Life


Barton County 4-Hers do well at state fair

There were over 9,000 exhibits in 4-H Centennial Hall at the Kansas State Fair and many 4-H members were also involved in judging events.

September 25, 2010 | Berny Unruh | Local Life


Dogs can teach lessons about getting along

At a time when political commentators bemoan sharp divisions in our culture and the words of Rodney King resonate more than ever - "Can't we all just get along?" - I witnessed something last week that's worth sharing.

September 18, 2010 | By MATT KEENAN | Local Life


Former drug addict speaks to audience

TOPEKA (AP) - After seven years on methamphetamine, and beset by paranoia and schizophrenia, David Parnell in 2003 decided it was time to end his nightmare of a life.

September 12, 2010 | | Local Life


Woman captures video for project about Kansas

BRANTFORD (AP) - Audrey Kalivoda often takes back roads home to Washington County and instantly renews her love for Kansas.

September 12, 2010 | | Local Life


RSVP Column

School volunteers are needed to listen to students read, to eat lunch with students and to be mentors. EARS volunteers (Everyone Able to Read by Sharing) go into elementary schools and listen to school-age children read. YouthFriends is a school-based mentoring program where volunteers take 40 minutes a week to eat lunch and do an activity with their student. For more time flexibility, Big Brothers Big Sisters activities are often completed outside of school hours. Choose where you want to volunteer and start making a difference in a young person's life today.

September 05, 2010 | | Local Life


Look out ‘Jaws’ and ‘Nessy

This is a fish story, but unlike most you've heard, this one is different. It's true, attested to by four witnesses who can't forget what happened 39 years ago.

September 04, 2010 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


From elections to senior photos, mail carriers stay busy

The Postal Service appears to be enjoying a resurgence.

August 19, 2010 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


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Every New Year, millions of Americans resolve to become healthier (exercise more, lose weight, etc.) and wealthier (increase savings, reduce debt, etc.) Many of us ...

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As I am writing this column, temperatures are dropping again and snow is predicted. While we need the moisture desperately, it seems a little early ...

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Kansas Native Sons and Daughters celebrate 100th anniversary with annual awards banquet

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January 13, 2018 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Prepare for severe winter weather

The frigid temperatures last weekend were the first glimpse of winter in northwest Kansas. Should we fool ourselves that the worst is past and we ...

January 06, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life


Time to test for radon

What gas is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, but is cited as the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers? If you guessed radon you are ...

January 06, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life


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