In honor of National Health Center Week, August 7- 13, Memorial Health System (MHS) would like to recognize its amazing partner, Heartland Health Care Clinic (HHCC) in Abilene. If ever there was a question what this clinic was capable of, the last few years have certainly highlighted why they should be applauded.
My husband bought me a few new books to read with children. One book cover features a picture of a cube. The title reads, “This is a Ball: Books that Drive Kids Crazy” by Beck Stanton and Matt Stanton. The book features pictures of recognizable items but the words don’t match what everybody surely understands to be true, hence the cube identified as a ball. One example that excited my 5-year-old granddaughter was a drawing of an elephant with words stating that the eyes and the tail are things dogs have so it is definitely a dog.
A VERY BAD SCALP WOUND — A man by the name of Clark, a newcomer here, came near losing his life in an accident at the mill last Saturday afternoon. A heavy piece of iron fell and struck him on the head causing a serious scalp wound and cutting an artery which caused him to bleed nearly to death. Dr. Money was called and sewed up the wound and stopped the blood after more than a half-gallon had been lost to him. The wonder is that it didn’t kill him outright falling upon him as it did.
The rain was absolutely pounding the west side of my house this morning and it was especially loud against the window. Our poor dog was a bit freaked out. Usually, during a storm like that, she is under the bed or under one of our chairs. Hubbie was asleep behind closed doors, and I was on the exercise bike so she had no idea where she could go and feel safe. As I rode, I talked to her, assuring her that I was staying close by and that we were safe, but my words did not bring her any peace. All she knew was that the world scary and she was afraid.
Chapman has not been dressed up to receive company of late; its streets are badly torn up for paving but the number of motor cars from Abilene that drive to the farthest limit of its paved street each evening — probably fifty to a hundred each evening — is an indication of what will happen in a month or two. Closer friendship between the two towns than in all the sixty years of existence will be seen; every such neighborliness means more business and greater enjoyment for the residents of both cities. Then a little later Junction City will be added. It will be a delightful hour’s ride over pavement to Junction, or from Junction to Abilene, and both towns will gain in good will. Between them there will arise a community of interest such as the trio of cities has never known. So the three towns, Abilene, Chapman and Junction City, are to be brought closer together and the interests of each will be benefitted.
“Be ready to go at 4:45 in the morning.”
That was the call from the pasture manager about gathering short-season yearlings for shipment to a feedlot.
Sure enough, a half-dozen pickups and trailers were waiting at the pasture gate right on time. It was still pitch dark as two handfuls of cowboys and cowgirls unloaded horses and mounted up.
Life and health exemptions to abortion bans are complex. With the legality of abortion effectively on the Aug. 2 ballot, Kansans should understand how looming government regulations might affect women’s health.
If the abortion amendment passes, the Kansas legislature will likely ban all or most abortions soon. Conservatives have generally avoided talking about abortion bans during this campaign, instead opting for emotional arguments that often mislead voters about threats to current abortion regulations and what types of abortions are actually occurring here.
What does it take to be involved in 4H? This is a question that no one can give you an exact answer to. Like anything in life, you get what you put into it! Members of the Solomon Wrangler 4H club are involved in a wide variety of projects. Some of those include beef, bucket calf, goat, horses, dog, rabbit, arts, photography, clothing buymanship, clothing construction, and horticulture.
Occasionally, someone asks, “What movies have you watched more than once or twice?” There are of lot of them on my list. “Groundhog Day” is one of those movies and I was thinking about it recently, I’m guessing many of your readers have seen it as well. There is something refreshing in the silly notion of getting to do a portion of my life over and over and over again until I get it right — without affecting the rest of the world in my time loop.
As a physician with 45 years of practice, I’ve seen my share of diseases. I have usually been on the physician side of the diagnosis-treatment paradigm. However, knowing the rationale for diagnostic screening tests, I fortunately did not shirk my own.
Raccoons are believed to wash their food and thus are deemed clean little animals. This is a misnomer, but that is a story for another day. The reason we believe this story is because raccoons are often observed dipping food into the water rolling it around in their paws.
Many years ago, Granny noticed that the little grocery store down the street had bananas for ten cents a pound. Since the store was just a short distance from home, she decided it was a great time to challenge the grandson with a little of responsibility. She reached into her wallet and retrieved a dollar bill. She called her grandson in and explained that she was trusting him to go directly to the store to get some bananas and come straight back home.
No longer is it necessary to puff and sweat over the summer task of mowing the lawn…that is if you happen to possess a power propelled mower and with a comfortable seat attached. Dick Scanlan, who this summer is keeping the city’s park and playground lawns in perfect condition, happens to be one of those fortunate individuals
I am writing today to share my view on the upcoming Republican primary election for the 70th House District of Kansas.
What are we voting for in this race? As in most elections, we are voting for representation. So, which candidate in this primary will effectively provide influence and deliver results for the voters of the 70th District?
Around the globe, people are feeling the pain of inflation, currently at a 40-year high. The main contributor is gas and diesel prices. In today’s global economy goods are moved across America, as well the world. The price rise in fuel has led to a spike in the cost of everything we produce and buy.
My friend, also a female pastor told me a story about standing in line next to a preteen boy at a potluck lunch. She had been watching him through the years and at the prompting of the Holy Spirit began a conversation right there in front of the meat balls. She told him that she could see some special qualities in him. She had his attention and continued the conversation by telling him she thought he would be a great pastor. The boy stopped and looked at her with an expression of surprise. After a moment of contemplation his response was a shock.
Having served our district since 2013, I have weathered numerous attacks over the course of several elections. But, even when I viewed an opponent’s agenda as foreign to our traditional Kansas values, I never felt the need to use their name in so much as a social media post. Neither have I felt it necessary to respond to claims made by opponents through local news outlets, no matter how outrageous or personal the attacks were. My neighbors — those I’ve served for years — know my reputation and I believe it needs no defense. It has not, then, been an easy decision to write this letter.
Throughout my time serving you all on the Abilene City Commission, I have learned first-hand what effective, pragmatic leadership looks like. The foundation and continued knowledge of that stems largely from watching, listening, and emulating our very own Representative John Barker.
My load of laundry switched to the spin cycle when it began the deep throbbing beat of an imbalanced load. It made me want to dance, yet I hurried to the laundry room opened the machine and recentered the load. When I restarted the machine, the dance party was over and once again laundry was just a household chore.
Quincy Davis, 11, wrote the winning DARE essay at St. Therese Catholic School in Parkville, Missouri. Quincy is the aughter of Jeff and Jennifer Davis and the granddaughter of Jerry and Joan Davis of Herington.
On April 28, John Barker joined with liberal Governor Laura Kelly in pushing through the Expanded Gambling/ Sports Wagering Bill, known as SB38. This bill provides for statewide “Historic Horse Racing Machines” (slot machines) and syndicated broadcasting of horse racing along with online wagering.
In March, 2015, members of the Kansas House voted to approve what has come to be known as Constitutional Carry in Kansas. Eighty-five members of the House voted in favor of the new law. Representative John Barker was not one of them, joining with the anti-gunners in voting “no”.
The Family Resource Exchange, Inc. in Herington has exhibited local presence, service, and support in the community since 2002. Our mission is to provide charitable and educational assistance to adults, children, and families residing within a 15-mile radius of Herington, Kansas.