Friday, July 31, 2009

Amusement Association in Leoti

You might want to set your DVRs to record the KSN News at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31st. A film crew was sent to Leoti to interview members of the Amusement Association who makes our carnival possible. You'll learn of the history and the future of our hometown, homegrown carnival. This interview features Ken Breitkreutz and my brother-in-law, Leif Christensen.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


A friend of mine from THE LEOTI STANDARD emailed me this morning and asked me to let all of you on my blog know that they have pictures of people from past articles, engagements, weddings, etc., in their office. They're asking that if you have pictures there, that you stop by and pick them up. Your cost for these pictures is FREE.

If you do not know if you have any pictures there, please call them at 620-375-2631.

Thank you!!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Work Wanted

Leighlyn Blau is interested in doing odd jobs for people during the summer and the school year. Leighlyn is 11-years-old so there are some jobs that aren't fit for her. However, she is willing to help with housework, laundry, yardwork, babysitting, dog- or cat-sitting, etc.

If you would like to have Leighlyn help you with something, please call her at the following numbers:

Home: 375-4584
Blau girls' phone: 375-2032
Lynn's cellphone: 620-376-8922


you can email her at the following address:

Thank you!


We have one female terrier-beagle cross puppy who is looking for her forever home. She is the last one out of the litter that we have. New families of her litter mates are telling us that they are really impressed with their puppy's intelligence and how easy it is to train them in whatever. Princess is house trained but occassionally, she has an accident. That happens when we leave her in the house for long periods of time. She is a real sweetie!

If you're interested, please call us at the following numbers:

Home: 375-4584
Lynn's cellphone: 620-376-8922

Thank you!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Simons-McRae Marriage

Connie Jo Simons-Tankersley and Darren McRae were united in marriage on Friday, July 24th, 2009 in Garden City, Ks. Parents include Robert Simons, formerly of Leoti, and Jim and Liz McRae of Leoti.

Marcy-Baker Marriage

Nicole Marcy and Jason Baker were united in marriage on May 23, 2009 at the St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Leoti.

Their parents are Mike and Christy March of Leoti and Delbert and Sonia Baker of Marienthal.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Fresh Colorado Fruit

Starting July 30th and every Thursday through August, people can purchase this fruit from 7-10:00 a.m. CST at the south parking lot of K-Store at the flashing red light in Leoti.

Fruit includes peaches, pears, plums, garden veggies and Rocky Ford melons.

If you have any questions, please call Randy at 620-397-3979 or go to

Trevor Fisher

Trevor Fisher, soldier, has a new mailing address. It is as follows:

Sgt. Fisher, Trevor
ACO 121st

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Another Recipe

These are just delicious! We enjoyed them on the Fourth.


12-14 oz. pork tenderloin
1/4 cup red jalapeno jelly (HOT)
2 teaspoons teriyaki sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. Original Ranch Dressing Mix (powder)
1 tsp. Kosher salt
Skewers for grilling

Cooking Directions:

Combine jelly, teriyaki sauce, water, olive oil, salt and dressing mix. Microwave until jelly melts. Put aside to cool. Cut tenderloin lengthwise into long slender strips; thin strips work best. Place cooled jelly mixture and tenderloin strips in marinating container or zipper bag. Refrigerate overnight. Next day, place tenderloin strips on skewers, corkscrew fashion, securing ends. Grill, basting with marinade mixture. Meat should resemble curly pigtails when removed from skewers. Makes 8-12 servings.


My husband drives a truck for Seaboard Foods in Leoti. Every month of so, they publish a company magazine complete with pork recipes. Here is one that we think sounds delicious.

Grilled Thai Tenderloin Cutlets

2 whole pork tenderloins
2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic (You can also buy jars of it in stores)
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
1/3 c. soy sauce
1 tablespoon garlic chili paste
2 tablespoons minced fresh mint
sandwich buns (optional)

Cooking directions:

Cut tenderloins crosswise into 1 inch pieces; flatten with heel of hand to about 1/8" thickness and place in shallow pan. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over pork cutlets; cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours. Remove pork from marinate (DISCARD REMAINING MARINADE) and grill over medium-hot coals just until nicely browned; about 2-3 minutes each side. Serve on sandwich buns if desired. Serves 10.

Nutrition facts per serving

Calories 132/ Fat 4 mg/ Saturated fat 1 g/Cholesterol 60 mg/ Sodium 649 mg/ Carbohydrates 3 g/ Protein 20 mg

Monday, July 20, 2009

I need YOUR opinion, please.

I've never been involved in blogging before I formed my own blog. Ha! Ha! Now, some people are telling me that they don't do blogs. So, I have to wonder if anyone is still reading my blog. If people are not, there is not much use in me continuing to write in my blog. Like, duh!!!

That's where you come in. IF you want to continue reading my blog, you have to let me know soon. No, you do not need to list your name. Just write a message for me. Therefore, if I get not response to this, I am discontinue my blog.

Thanks for everything!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

New glasses

Today was a big day for me. After needing glasses for YEARS, I FINALLY, went to an eye doctor. He prescribed bi-focals in addition to the regular lenses. Mercy sake, when I first stood back up from the counter where they adjust your frames, I felt so tipsy-turvy. I was really concerned that I may lose my footing. It took awhile for me to start to feel secure in walking again. Boy! All of a sudden, colors were crisper and halos were gone!!! Reading the menu at the restaurant in Garden City was also a thrill for me. I didn't even have to ask someone to read the selections for me. Whoopee!

However, being able to see well, is not always what it is cracked up to be. A table away from us sat two fairly young women, younger than me anyway, and 2 little kids. I may have not even noticed them if it had not been for the fact that the children were playing very noicefully at the table. I turned my head over my shoulder to see what was going on, then I saw something that most of us country bumpkins in small towns such as Leoti never see until we go to the cities. The women had piercings EVERYWHERE. Several rings were stuck in their eyebrows, ears and even in the sensitive tissue of their lips. Ouch! How and WHY do they do that??? One of the women had a shiny gold hoop in the end of her nose. I looked all around but never found the gold chain that must slip into the ring in order to secure her to a hitching post or something. One of the women sported some kind of metal object in her scalp!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My head is hurting just thinking about it!

I seemed to have alot in common with one of the ladies. We both must love flowers. I thoroughly enjoy my flowers in my gardens but I'd never be brave enough to do what she did. She had a BUNCH of posies tatooed from her shoulder to her wrist. Can you imagine all of the pain that that poor woman had to endure--the piercing and the many tattoos? Ouch...

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have very little, IF ANY, fashion sense. When you have visible tattoos, are you supposed to color coordinate your clothing to them? In my case, I guess that I would just have to buy all white or black clothing. My mom always taught me that you couldn't get any more neutral than white and black.

The two ladies had fairly long hair. The top half of their hair was yellow, not blond, yellow. The bottom half was coal black. I am assuming that they couldn't quite make up their minds which color they preferred to dye their hair so they decided to try both colors. Once they pick their favorite, I am sure that they will return to the hairsalon and dye ALL of their hair either yellow or black. Mercy me! Sometimes it pays not to be able to see as well as I could tonight. I learned once again that I belong in small town America where everyone is "so-called normal."

I don't mean to oppress anyone because they enjoy tattoos, body piercings, etc. Everyone is an individual and should be allowed to do whatever they feel like doing. If we were all alike, our world would be pretty dull. It was really nice having everyone staring at the people at their table. For a change, no one was staring at the fat lady sitting with the cute little girls with the graying man. The fat lady was, of course, ME. Besides, I am convinced that people who go through all of that piercing and tattooing wouldn't do it if they didn't enjoy all of the attention that the public gives them. Right???

Leoti's population growth

Remember how I have told you recently that Leoti is experiencing more people moving in and less people moving out? I enjoyed getting to meet one new man the day before yesterday. He has been here for over a year now. He moved here from South Africa. His ancestors started out in Denmark. In the 1100s, his family started their migration and eventually ended up in South Africa. His mother is still in South Africa but the rest of their family now lives in the U.S. Can't say that we see many emmigrants from Africa in Leoti very often. Ha! Ha!

He and his adult son have a place in town. They enjoy Leoti and plan on staying here. Who knows? You may run across him somewhere along the line. Get to know him. He has alot to say about current events taking place in South Africa that we may not otherwise know about. He's very interesting.

Soon, even more people will be coming to Leoti for work. Construction on the new school projects will be starting very soon. I won't be abit surprised if some of those people will be so impressed with our people that they will decide to make Leoti their permanent home.

I also know that more people have just started jobs at Caprock and Seaboard. Its wonderful to see our population growing once again!