Thursday, March 31, 2011


You may have checked in to see what was happening on the blog today. You also may have been surprised to see that I never blogged anything until this evening. Why? I was asked to do some research on Leoti today. Boy! Did I ever learn a BUNCH of cool and interesting facts that I would stagger a guess that most Wichita Countians do not know.

I'm not feeling very well right now but I will get the information posted sometime tomorrow. Please check back then to see what is OLD in Leoti.


Bill E. Winters--Scott City

(September 7, 1947 - March 31, 2011)

Bill E. Winters, age 63, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas. He was born on September 7, 1947 in Blackwell, Oklahoma, the son of James Carroll and Lois Virginia Ogg Winters. A resident of Scott City, Kansas since 1975 moving from Ness County, Kansas, he was a manager for Grain Sorghum Hogs for 18 years and worked for Prime Pork both of Scott City, Kansas

He was a US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam war.

On December 22, 1972 he married Janice K. Moore in Bazine, Kansas. She survives.

Survivors include his Wife - Janice K. Winters of Scott City, Kansas, Mother - Lois Winters of Scott City, Kansas, One Brother - Roland W. Winters of Belton, Missouri, Father & Mother in Law - Delbert & Lillian Moore of Ness City, Kansas, One Brother in Law - Doug & Teresa Moore of Bazine, Kansas, One Sister in Law - Cathy Moore of Ness City, Kansas and Numerous Nieces & Nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Father and Two Sister in Laws – Phyllis Winters and Joni Rolo.

Graveside Services will be held at the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2011 with Don Williams presiding.

Interment will be in the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas.

Memorials amy be given to the Pence Community Church % Price & Sons Funeral Home.

Visitation will be at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday and 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Saturday.

Obituary courtesy of Price and Sons Funeral Homes of Garden City, Scott City, Leoti and Tribune.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011


This little girl is AMAZING!!!

This is absolutely the most entertaining story of Jonah that I have EVER heard! It is easy to hear God talking through her...


Bill L. Riggs--Scott City

(October 28, 1932 - March 29, 2011)

Bill L. Riggs, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at his home in Scott City, Kansas. He was born on October 28, 1932 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, the son of Lee & Autha Mae Williams Riggs. A resident of Scott City, Kansas since 1951 moving from Mulberry, Arkansas, he was a farmer and a rancher.

He attended the First Christian Church in Scott City, Kansas and was a member of the VFW and Kansas Western Horseman’s Association. Bill was a US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict where he was a First Sergeant.

On November 24, 1955 he married Marjorie A. Heim in Ozark, Arkansas. She survives.

Survivors include his Wife - Marjorie A. Riggs of Scott City, Kansas, Four Daughters - Vicki Ejibe of Wichita, Kansas, Eleanor Jean Wiley of Fort Scott, Kansas, Lori Ann Copeland of Ford, Kansas, Monique Miller of Scott City, Kansas, Nine Grandchildren and Five Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, One Son – Billy Riggs, and One Grandson – Zachery Riggs.

Graveside Services will be held at the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2011 with Steve Payne presiding.

Memorials amy be given to the Kansas Western Horseman’s Association Scholarship Fund % Price & Sons Funeral Home.

Visitation will be at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Thursday.

Obituary courtesy of Price and Sons Funeral Homes of Garden City, Scott City, Leoti and Tribune.


Life Line Screening

Cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause of death in men and women in the United States--and is a leading cause of adult disability. Many people have problems with it and have no idea because they are exhibiting NO symptoms. Some cardiovascular patients NEVER have symptoms! The only reason that my pain and fatigue hit me was because I was pregnant. My cardiologists have always told me that had I not had the stress of the pregnancy with Abigayle, I never would have known that I was sick until I woke up DEAD! Scary!

Life Line Screening will be held at the Wichita County Community Building in Leoti on Friday, April 29th. Please put this on your calendar.

The following screenings will be offered:

1. Stroke/Carotid Artery Screening

2. Heart Rhythm Screening (Atrial Fibrillation)

3. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

4. Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

The total cost for all four of these painless screenings with Osteoporosis Risk Assessment is $275.00. You can have all of them done with Life Line for just a total of $159.00 per person.

If a life-threatening condition is found, you will be notified the day of the screening, so that you can contact your doctor immediately. Otherwise, your screening results will be read by one of Life Line's board-certified physicians and given to you within 21 days.

Life Line will only be in Leoti for one day so it is a good idea if you call them right away to set up your appointment. Their toll-free number is 1.800.395.1801.



Billy Taylor of Leoti is going to begin his lawnwork business this year. If you want to hire him to work on a regular basis or just need him occassionally, please give him a call at the following numbers:

Home: 620.375.4157

His mother's cellphone: 620.214.1767

Billy's mother is Glenda Craven. His grandparents are Glen (Frog) and Kelma Burch.


Important Notice About Upcoming Movie in Tribune

Most movies that are shown at the Star in Tribune are rated "G" or "PG-13". Once in a while, an "R" rated film is presented. The theatre is very particular on ticket purchases of these movies. I, for one, am very happy and proud that they are!

The movie, NO STRINGS ATTACHED, will be shown on Saturday and Sunday. Stan and I will be hosting the movie on Sunday. Because of the "R" rating, NO ONE under the age of 17 will be allowed to purchase a ticket for this show. If you, the parent, think that your child is mature enough to watch this movie that will be having nudity and sex in it, YOU must come into the theatre and buy the ticket for your minor child. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE! If the hosts have doubts about a certain person's age, we can and will ask to see identification before selling a ticket.

The parent does NOT have to stay for the movie if he/she does not want to. He/She just needs to be present when the ticket is purchased.

If you have any questions/comments on this issue, please email me at or call me at 620.375.4584.

Thank you!



For as long as I have been writing my blog, I have been sharing very intimate details of my life with you. Sometimes that has backfired on me as I received great resistance to what I wrote. But today, I am feeling like sharing possibly the most intimate thing with you so far. What I am about to tell you on here, is something that before now, I only shared with my family, the dearest of friends and doctors who try to decide what needs to be done next for me medically. Doctors believe that some of my medical conditions were caused because of this little secret...

I was born an identical twin. My parents never had any idea that there were two of us until our birthday. Back when I was born, October 29th, 1961, there was no such thing as a sonogram like we have today. There were barely pregnancy tests! I can only imagine the shock that my parents must have felt when, during childbirth, the doctor informed them that they were about to be the parents of TWO daughters. Unfortunately, when my sister was born just a few minutes later, it was determined that she had been dead for a few months.

My mother had had a terrible pregnancy. She had morning sickness through much of it. Halfway through the pregnancy, she began having cramps and spotting. Of course, she went to the doctor. He gave her a prescription drug to try to save the pregnancy. A short time later, the cramps and spotting were gone and the pregnancy carried on. My mother's doctor believed that my twin died during the time that my mother had had cramps and spotting. As the months went by, her tiny body developed cracks that allowed the poisons from her body to escape and to enter into my body. Eventually, those poisons made my mother very sick also. Had the pregnancy continued for just a few days longer, chances are that Mama and I would have also died.

The doctor was sure that he could handle this delivery the old fashioned way--no c-section would be necessary. By the time that he decided that a c-section needed to be done, it was too late. I was already in the birth canal. Using forceps (medical "tongs"), he was eventually able to extract me from my mother's womb. We would learn years later that the birth problems would cause me to have severe problems such as the fact that though some things in education came easily to me, others did not. To this day, learning certain things for me is a big struggle. For example, years ago, I was hired on as on office clerk. A big portion of my job duties required being able to use several different computer systems. No problem, right? Everyone else could do it. Why not me? Hmmm, I was about as unsuccessful with that job as I could possibly be. I couldn't handle it. Co-workers teased me to my face as well as to my back at how stupid I was. The pain was torturous. I later quit the job.

We laugh sometimes at how totally dumb I can be in some things but how quick I can be when it comes to doing such things as general math problems in my head. My family and a few friends have had a head/calculator contest with me many times. One person will call out a mathematical problem. My opponent is supposed to process the problem through the calculator while I process it through my head. In almost every instance, I come up wuth the correct answer before the caluclator does! It is great to know that I can excel at something that most people who know me would never guess that I could.

My cardiologists and neurologists have done great research on me to try to figure out what had gone so seriously wrong that has caused me to have my severe heart and seizure problems. Though there are always a few possibilities, over and over they come back that the facts of the traumatic gestation had caused me to not be as healthy as I could have been.

I was an only child for 6 years. I remember being incredibly lonely when my parents were at work and I was with my babysitter. I developed an invisible playmate whom I had for quite some time. Fortunately, God sent two sisters for me whom I love dearly. But, still, I have always felt like something was missing. I felt like that but had no understanding of it until my parents told me in grade school that I had had a twin sister. All of a sudden, things began to fall into place...

One sister is 6 years younger than me. The other is 10 years younger than me. We have a great sisterhood but at the same time, because of how much older I am than them, I tended to be more parent-like to them than a big sister. As a result of that, they didn't always share some parts of their lives with me like they did with one another. To this day, I grieve for the twin I lost so that I could have had the type of closeness that my sisters have always shared with each other. Chances are that you think that I am more of an idiot than you thought I was before now. Right? You may be right.

Today, I watched some videos about twin babies on . It makes even more sense to me now about how much I lost when my sister died. In the past several years, researchers have gathered evidence of the intense relationship and bond that twins have. Studies have shown twins in-utero who are touching one another. Of course, they have always touched by what I mean is that they move their hands to touch each other on purpose. They communicate with one another. Some studies have shown one twin purposefully waking the other. Sounds beautiful, doesn't it? Well, now..imagine this. What about the twins who went through what my sister and I did--the death of one baby? To my knowledge, no research has been done on this event. I would assume that the survivor would feel abandoned by the one who died. For my entire life, even now, I don't like to be alone for very long. I want to be touched and cuddled. From my standpoint, I think that it all goes back to the loss of my sister so very many years ago. Does that make any sense to you? I hope so. I would hate to think that my thought was that far out there that no one could understand where it came from. LOL!

You're probably wondering where all of this has come from, aren't you? Not a day goes by that I don't think of her at least once. Of course, if I hear something about twins, young or old, I remember her. Today, I saw a couple of youtube videos that reminded me again. I am going to share those with you now. But before I do that, I had always wondered what happens to babies who do not live long enough to take a breath. That question was answered for me when I read Todd Burpo's "Heaven is for Real". God automatically takes them to Heaven with Him. They wait for their family until, one by one, their family members join them. What great knowledge to have since I have a twin and a child whom I lost through miscarriage, waiting for ME!

Boy, this has been a deep post, hasn't it? I appreciate you allowing me to talk to you about it! I feel like I got a lot off of my chest today. Thank you!!!!!!!

This is currently a major hit on! It involves funny twin babies having a conversation with one another. The language is the one that they developed for just the two of them to understand.

You'll see two Dutch girls talking and laughing hysterically with each other.

Again, thank you...


Be an Angel

"A" is for ALWAYS thinking of others.

"N" is for NUMEROUS kind acts.

"G" is for GOING above and beyond for one another.

"E" is for ENDLESS devotion.

"L" is for how much we LOVE each other.



As we all know by now, a devastating earthquake and the tsunami that followed it, have done horrible damage to the people of Japan. Now, the people are facing increasing numbers of radiation all around them. Back here at home, life is good for most of us and life has gone on almost as if we had never heard the devastating reports from Japan. But, the Japanese people still need any and all help that we can offer. As a matter of fact, they probably need even more than they did in the very beginning. Many people are still displaced and receiving just the bare minimal necessity of food, water, etc. If you agree with me, please go deeper into my blog and look over the organizations, etc that you can donate money to help these unfortunate people.

In case you are like me and tend to bury your head in the sand versus watching the news on TV that seems to spread doom and gloom to everyone, Japanese officials are doing their best to stop the radiation levels that continue to climb. As of this morning, their radiation levels have EXCEEDED the safe amounts of radiation by 3,000 times!!! One thing that they are considering is placing a cloth-like tent over the damaged radiation plants that would keep the radiation inside the material. Hopefully. whatever they decide will take care of these major leaks.

Back here in the U.S., there is little that we can do to help except to send monetary donations or, most importantly, send up our prayers.

The thing that we all should realize is that these problems are not going to disappear overnight. Recovery of their normal everyday lives is going to take seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years to attain.

In God we trust.


My clothes???

I just received a call from a charity asking me to donate my clothes to the starving people throughout the world. I told them that if those people can fit into MY clothes, they're not starving. LOL!!!



You have just got to watch this! It is ADORABLE!!!



I awakened this morning to the sound of a vehicle across the street that was stuck in the mud. Heavenly! We have been so very dry for so very long. Practically all day yesterday, we watched the snow pile up outside. It came down BEAUTIFULLY (no wind) and was just chock full of the much needed moisture that we have needed for so very long. Much of the snow that fell melted as soon as it touched the warm ground. I heard that an estimated 4-5" of snow actually dropped from Heaven but by sundown, very little which was located in sheltered areas, remained visible. When we went to do our office cleaning, I was stunned to see how much mud was tracked indoors. That is fine. That's what vacuums and brooms are for! We needed the moisture involved to make mud!

Thank You, Lord, for sending each and every flake and drop to us!!!


How Old is Grandma?

I received this in email form this morning. Can you believe how short of a time it took to get the United States to where it is today? I think you'll be genuinely shocked when you reach the end of this story and see just how old the grandmother is! I guess I can't really say that I was that surprised. Something very sad to me is the number of children being raised today by only one parent. Before I go any further, let me explain this notion. There are bunches of divorced couples out there who share the task of raising their children. I am refering to the parents who just got together for a bit of fun but never cared for one another. I am also talking about the number of dead beat parents who never stuck around to be a major part of their child's upbringing. Turn on any judge show such as JUDGE MATHES, NANCY GRACE, etc, and you'll know exactly what I mean... Of course, this is just one of my MANY old fashioned ideas... VLE-B

How Old Is Grandma?

Stay with this -- the answer is at the end. It will blow you away.

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events.
The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general..

The Grandmother replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:
' television
' penicillin
' polio shots
' frozen foods
' Xerox
' contact lenses
' Frisbees and
' the pill

There were no:
' credit cards
' laser beams or
' ball-point pens

Man had not invented:
' pantyhose
' air conditioners
' dishwashers
' clothes dryers
' and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and
' man hadn't yet walked on the moon

Your Grandfather and I got married first, .. ... ... and then lived together..

Every family had a father and a mother.

Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, "Sir".
And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, "Sir."

We were before computer-dating (20-25% of all couples getting married today met online), dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.

Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.

We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.

Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege...

We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.

Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.

Draft dodgers were those who closed front doors as the evening breeze started.

Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.

We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.

We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios.

And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.

If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan ' on it, it was junk

The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam....

Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.

We had 5 & 10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.

Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.

And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.

You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, . .. . but who could afford one?
Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.

In my day:

' "Grass" was mowed,
' "coke" was a cold drink,
' "pot" was something your mother cooked in and
' "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.
' "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,
' " chip" meant a piece of wood,
' "hardware" was found in a hardware store and
' "software" wasn't even a word.

And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby. (Wow! How our morals have gone downhill!)

No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap.

How old do you think I am?

I bet you have this old lady in are in for a shock!
Read on to see -- pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time.

Are you ready ?

This person would be only 59 years old today...


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mildred Rosetta Farr--Scott City and Garden City

(September 13, 1915 - March 29, 2011)

Mildred Rosetta Farr, age 95, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at the Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City, Kansas. She was born on September 13, 1915 in Gove County, Kansas, the daughter of David Andres and Elizabeth Ellen Walker Russell. Mildred was a homemaker and had been a resident of Garden City since 1998.

She was a member of the Baptist faith.

On April 3, 1934 she married William Oliver Farr in Scott City, Kansas. He died May 28, 1982 in Scott City, Kansas.

Survivors Include: Two Sons, Don (& Roberta) Farr of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Leon Farr of Scott City, Kansas; Two Daughters, Shirley Bennett of Garden City, Kansas and May (& Ralph) Carpenter of Garden City, Kansas; Eighteen Grandchildren, Fifty-Three Great-Grandchildren and Twenty-Seven Great-Great-Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Two Sons, Delbert & Norman Farr, a Daughter, Brenda Farr, a Brother, Edwin Russell, a Sister, Idella Wright, Two Grandchildren and Three Great-Grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Scott City, Kansas with Rev. Kyle Evans presiding.

Friends may call from 10:00am-5:00pm on Thursday and from 10:00am-8:00pm on Friday at the Price & Sons Funeral Home in Garden City, Kansas.

Interment will be held in the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas.

The family requests memorials be given to the Mildred Farr Memorial Fund in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home of Garden City.

Obituary courtesy of Price and Sons Funeral Homes of Garden City, Scott City, Leoti and Tribune.


Wynn Fairly, Champeen Rassler

Did my mispelled words send you for a loop? LOL!!!

I posted information about this community play awhile back. The Wichita County Arts Alliance has sent me the following information. I would like to add that the productions put on by W.C.A.A. are enjoyed by every person who attends them. Everyone, young and old, from everywhere, from far and near, is invited to come and watch. This play, in particular, is one that children will really enjoy! Don't forget to mark your calendars now!!! VLE-B

The Wichita County Arts Alliance, also known as The April Fool's Players, are happy to present Wynn Fairly, Champeen Rassler...or, "Get a Grip on Yourself"

Dates: FRIDAY, April 8 7:00 pm and Sunday, April 10, 3:00 pm (No Saturday show)

As the tradition began six years ago...You bring the Food, We provide the Entertainment!

Friday is a carry-in dinner, and Sunday is a carry-in dessert. Both shows usually play to a full house. Those attending are not required to bring food, there is always plenty for everybody! And, if you don't want to eat, or can't be there in time to eat, just come and watch the show. The performance usually begins about 30 minutes after the hour. This year a "rassling ring" will be center stage, and there will be chairs placed around it for those who want to get close to the action.

Other fun entertainment includes an intermission Charleston dance
by Kelsie Conard , Emily Everest and Abbey Fisher, directed by Jeanette Price. , and Joan Ayers will provide piano music, for everyone's pleasure.

We are once again expecting a packed house, at the First Presbyterian Church, whose members have generously shared their community room with us since the first year. This year a special prize at each show will be
given to a name drawn from first time attenders. "We are so grateful for the audiences we have had, but we know there are many others who have not managed to make it to a show yet. We hope this is the year we see many new faces."

As always, this is a clean and fun family show that promises great fellowship, lots of laughs and scrumptious food. Come one, come all, and you will not be disappointed!

SYNOPSIS: Wrestling fans are thrilled when local boy, Wynn Fairly, wins the regional tournament and is set to compete for the state title. Little do they know that Wynn's opponent, Rowdy Ruthless, has an unscrupulous, greedy manager, Tara Boneaparte. She'll stop at nothing to ensure her wrestler's victory! Tara's plan is to have Rowdy's seductive sister, Evileen, entice Wynn so that he falls head over heels for her (figuratively speaking, of course!) and loses his focus on the big match. Tara's plan gets knocked for a loop when Wynn meets and falls in love with Doe Ramey, a jingle singer at Cityville's all-girl radio station. In desperation, Tara and her crooked cohorts kidnap the innocent Doe. To save her, Wynn must lose the championship! Set in the roaring 20s, Billy St. John has a ring full of wacky characters: manager: Jim Locker, referee: Squinty Peepers, timekeeper: Belle Boynker, radio station owner: Hedda Fuller-Eyre and indecisive Mayor: Mae Bea Knott. As if that's not enough, there are also mortician: Mort Ripley, banker: Buck N. Vestor and lovesick: Bertha de Blooze...

Fresh and different from a traditional melodrama, the audience will be doubled over with laughter when they see Wynn Fairly, Champeen Rassler!



Find the Error

I received this email problem last week. 80% of UCDS students could not find the error. Let us see how you do!

"Find the error, its impossible.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20"

If you think you know what the error is, please leave a comment here or email me at .

Thank you!


Monday, March 28, 2011

Hungry for Great Mexican Food???

Give Amanda a call at 620.355.1741. Her food is D--E--L--I--C--I--O--U--S!!!


Local Benefit

A lunch and dance are planned for this coming Saturday, April 2nd, to benefit Mr. Roy Torrez, of Leoti, who is having major medical problems right now.

Mexican plates will be available at the Community Building from noon to 3:00 p.m., CST. Each plate will consist of an enchilada, burrito, refried beans and rice. The cost is $6.50 per plate. To pre-order plates, please call Amanda Altman at 620.355.1741. There is no need to order before Saturday. Just walk on in and they'll fix you up.

Come to the Community Building that evening from 8:00 p.m., CST to 1:00 a.m., CST to dance. Tickets will cost $10.00 per person. DJ Mava Muzic will be providing the music.

If you have any questions, please call Amanda at 620.355.1741.



The Comedy/Romance, NO STRINGS ATTACHED, will be shown at the Star Theatre on Saturday and Sunday, April 2nd and 3rd, at 7:30 CST. Stan and I will be the hosts at the theatre on Sunday evening. Stars include Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Greta Gerwig, Kevin Kline, Ophelia Lovibond. It is rated "R" because of sexual content, language and some drug material.

Synopsis: Emma and Adam are life-long friends who almost ruin everything by having sex one morning. In order to keep their relationship together, they agree to keep it strictly "no strings attached." "No strings" means NO jealousy, NO expectations, NO fighting, NO flowers, NO baby voices. It means they can do anything they want???

Adults, 13-years-old and older: $5.00 each
Children, 4 through 12-year-olds: $4.00 each
Children birth through 3-year-olds: F-R-E-E

All refreshments are very fairly priced also.

The next movie that will be showing on Saturday and Sunday, April 9th and 10th, will be RANGO.

See you at the movies!


Lonnie O. Snow--Scott City

(March 4, 1959 - March 24, 2011)

Lonnie O. Snow, age 52, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. He was born on March 4, 1959 in Scott City, Kansas, the son of Jerry O. and Irene P. Wedel Snow. After graduation from Scott Community High School, he attended college in Salina for two years before moving to Houston, Texas in 1982. In 1987 he moved back to Scott City, Kansas where he did construction work and painting.

Memberships include the United Methodist Church of Scott City, Kansas.

Survivors include his Parents - Jerry & Irene Snow of Scott City, Kansas, One Brother Larry & Pat Snow of Pence, Kansas, Two Sisters - Loretta Wright & Jeff Jones of Scott City, Kansas, Lynette & Carey Wilken of Scott City, Kansas and Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Scott City, Kansas at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2011 with Rev. Dennis Carter presiding.

Interment will be in the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas.

Memorials may be given to the St. Jude’s Children Cancer Research or the Boy Scout Troop #77 % Price & Sons Funeral Home.

Visitation will be at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday and 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Obituary courtesy of Price and Sons Funeral Homes of Garden City, Scott City, Leoti and Tribune.


New Track Meet Date

I just received information that the High School's track meet that was scheduled for tomorrow in Tribune, has now been rescheduled for this Thursday, March 31st. It's start time will be at 4:00 CST.

Thank you!


Perform Cough CPR on Yourself???

I just received two email that were exact copies on doing Self CPR. Though everything that was written sounded good, I thought that I should check with before I posted it here. I am glad that I did. Here is why.

"Coughing repeatedly and on a regular rhythem is NOT going to save your life if you are having a heart attack. This email has been circulating throughout the internet since June of 1999. If you were to attempt cough CPR at the wrong time (because you misjudged the kind of cardiac event) or went about it in the wrong way, it could make matters worse..."

Please go to the following website for all of the details:


Track Meet Postponed

The Wichita County High School track meet that was sceduled in Tribune for tomorrow, March 29th, has been postponed. At this time, a new date has not been scheduled.


High School Baseball Game Postponed

The baseball game that was scheduled for Tuesday, March 29th, has been postponed. At this time, the replacement game has yet to be scheduled.


The Corrigans Brothers' Latest

Hello, Everyone!

Ger Corrigan emailed the following information to me early this morning. Given the fact that I LOVE the music that these famous brothers put out, I just had to post the following information for all of you. I have received great feedback from my readers that they, too, have become top notch fans of the Corrigan Brothers!!!

"Lynn last Saturday the village of Moneygall joined us for the shooting of “Welcome Home President Barack Obama”- Video will be sent to you on Friday next

The enthusiasm and energy -made the day. Everyone enjoyed it and the video will be ready by Friday and we will send you the first link once it’s ready.

The feedback from all the community was so positive- It was a great day in Moneygall

Here are some links to publicity- there were also photos and story in the Sunday World and the Star on Sunday but neither are online

I think this is beautiful- Matt Kavanagh from the Irish Times did it

Here is the indo today


the Journal again

associated press website

thanks again folks



Sunday, March 27, 2011

Flea Market Treasure

My mother has always instilled this simple belief in my two sisters and me. She thoroughly believes that "One man's trash is another man's treasure." I, too, believe that.

Last Saturday, Stan, the girls and I went to the flea market in Colorado Springs. Amongst the many "treasures" waiting there, a man offered to sell us MANY ceramic tiles and bullnose pieces for just $20.00. This, of course, was an outstanding price. Given the fact that the tiles were biscue-colored (a shade between white and cream), we knew that we simply could not pass this deal up.

So, soon, Stan and I will be ripping out the original AVOCADO-colored bathtub and shower surround out of our master bathroom. After that, Stan will be installing the shower floor and concrete backboard so that we can put some of the new tiles in place. Ever since we bought our home, Stan has wanted to replace that bathtub with a shower built for two. Stan will also be putting in a built-in bench for us lady folk who will enjoy shaving in the new shower.

So, anyway, between this project and the flooring work that we have been doing, there is no time left over for boredom. LOL!!!


Here we go again!

Two weeks ago today, we began the floor project in our main bathroom. We discovered that 2 unknown water leaks from under the house were responsible for floors that were way too weak. Stan fixed the leaks and then replaced the subflooring and covered it up with beautiful Allure before he set the soaking tub, stool, and sink vanity back where they belong.

This past week, we had noticed that the flooring in our master bedroom that borders our master bathroom was softening. He tore into the damaged flooring this morning. The culprit for the bad flooring ended up being another water leak underneath the floor where the bathtub is located. Fortunately, Stan was able to fix the plumbing issue within just a few minutes. After that, he replaced the portion of the bedroom floor that was no longer good. All of a sudden, it was obvious to us as to why our water bill has been so terribly more expensive than other people whom we discussed this with.

It is a great feeling knowing that all of the leaks are now repaired and that the flooring is once again solid beneath our feet. It doesn't hurt to realize that our water bill should be returning to a much lower amount now.

There is only one thing that we need to take care of soon. That is to purchase more flooring to cover the new subfloor in our bedroom. The new flooring has a great deal of large splinters in it.


Porcupine Balls

I cooked these and the Au Gratin Potatoes for lunch today. They were DELICIOUS! We are going to eat the leftovers for dinner tonight!

Meatball Ingredients:

2 1/2 to 3 pounds of ground beef or ground pork

1 cup UNcooked Minute Rice

1/2 to 3/4 cup water

1 medium onion; chopped

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2-4 teaspoons garlic powder

Sauce Ingredients

16 ounces ketchup OR tomato sauce

1/2 to 3/4 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons Liquid Smoke OR Worcester Sauce (OPTIONAL)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 9" x 13" with PAM, etc.

Stir all of the meatball ingredients in a large bowl. In my case, I prefer to use my hands to mix everything together. That way, I feel like everything is better combined.

Divide the meat into approximately 24 balls. Place each ball into the baking pan. Stir all of the sauce ingredients together. Pour the sauce over all of the meatballs.

Cover the pan with an oven-safe lid or aluminum foil. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour.

You can choose to cook these in the crockpot also. Just mix your meatball ingredients together. Place the meat mixture into your crockpot. Pour the sauce over the meat. Cook on LOW for approximately 6-8 hours.



Au Gratin Potatoes

2 1/2 pounds potatoes (reds are the sweetest for this)

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

1/2 cup chopped onion

4 teaspoons garlic powder

2 tablespoons flour

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 1/2 cup milk

1 cup shredded cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a large baking dish.

Peel and slice the potatoes fairly thinly. Place in a saucepan and boil for 2 minutes. Drain immediately. Make a row of the potato slices on the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper. Continue to make more rows until all of the potatoes are in the baking dish. Sprinkle salt and butter on each row before you begin laying the next row.

In a small saucepan, melt your butter or margarine over medium low heat. Add the chopped onion and saute until tender. Add the garlic, flour and pepper; stirring until smooth. Slowly add the milk until thickened. Stir in the cheese. Continue to stir until the cheese is completely melted and the mixture is smooth. Pour this sauce over the tops of the potatoes. If you want to, sprinkle some more shredded cheese over the potatoes. Cover the pan and cook at 375 degrees for 40-50 minutes.


Edith L. Yoakum--Scott City

(April 22, 1921 - March 26, 2011)

Edith L. Yoakum, 89, of Scott City died Saturday, March 26, 2011. Edith has been a resident of the community since 1947.

She was born April 22, 1921 in Kidder, MO to John and Mertie (Eckelberry) Bryan. Edith graduated Hamilton High School, Hamilton, MO in 1939 and Pratt-Guard Business College, St. Joseph, MO in 1940. She married Harold M. Yoakum on July 4, 1941 in Kingston, MO.

Edith and Harold moved to Scott City and enjoyed a lifetime of friendships in the community. The family wants to express gratitude to Les and Mary Ann Spangler and Edith’s many friends for all their special attention in recent years.

Edith was preceded in death by her parents, only brother Ralph Bryan, and husband Harold who died March 20, 1998. Surviving are her daughter Marsha Lee and husband Emil Pacetti of Kenosha, WI, son John H. Yoakum and wife Cynthia (Colby) Yoakum and grandsons Graham C. Yoakum and Ryan N. Yoakum all of Cary, NC.

Graveside Services will be held at the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2011 with the Rev. Kyle Evans of the First Baptist Church in Scott City, Kansas presiding.

Interment wil be in the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas.

Memorials in Lieu of flower may be given to the Scott County EMT’s % Price & Sons Funeral Home

Visitation will be at the Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Thursday.

Obituary courtesy of Price and Sons Funeral Homes of Garden City, Scott City, Leoti and Tribune.


Saturday, March 26, 2011


Now is the time to prune shade trees, summer-flowering trees and summer-flowering shrubs before they start growing and while they're still dormant and have not leafed out yet. This is the best time to remove crossing branches and dead growth.

Do NOT prune Forsythia, Quinces and Saucer Magnolia until immediately after they have bloomed.


Soda Bottle Bombs

My dear friend, J.J., sent this email to me. It is terrifying.

It seems that people are taking empty soda (pop) bottles and putting a little bit of water, a little bit of Drano (drain cleaner) and a small piece of aluminum (tin) foil into it. Very carefully, they place the cap onto the bottle and place it in other people's mailboxes, yards, street gutters, etc. All is fine until a non-suspecting homeowner, etc, sees it and picks it up so that they can throw it into the trash. But once that bottle's contents have been shaken just a little bit, a gas builds up. In less than 30 seconds--just a half of a minute, the bottle explodes.

People are losing their fingers, hands, feet, etc. Many are left with permanent eye and facial problems. The water that is left behind is extremely hot and causes horrible burns.

I realize that there are many email hoaxes out there that are intended to terrify people but are not true. This bomb has been researched and SNOPES tells us that these bombs are far too real.

See "SNOPES" below-- the video at SNOPES shows the Indiana State Police Bomb Squad detonating one -- it's truly horrifying!


Nancy Jo Zipperer--Scott City

(February 12, 1948 - March 25, 2011)

Nancy Jo Zipperer, age 63, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2011 at her home in Scott City, Kansas. She was born on February 12, 1948 in Scott City, Kansas, the daughter of Clarence & Mabel Rictor Campbell. A lifetime resident of Scott City, Kansas, she was a homemaker.

Memberships Include the Community Christian Church of Scott City, Kansas.

Other Survivors include her One Son - Curtis Hartman of Herington, Kansas, One Daughter - Lori Hill of Corpus Christi, Texas, One Sister - Ella Mae Eisenhour of Scott City, Kansas, Numerous Nieces & Nephews, Six Grandchildren, Two Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, One Brother and Two Sisters.

Graveside Services wil be held at the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2011 with the Rev. Troy Schroeder presiding.

Interment will be in the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas.

Memorials may be given to the Scott County EMT’s % Price & Sons Funeral Home.

Visitation will be at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday and 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday.

Obituary courtesy of Price and Sons Funeral Homes of Garden City, Scott City, Leoti and Tribune.


Friday, March 25, 2011


JUST GO WITH IT, a romantic comedy, will be playing at 7:30 CST on Saturday and Sunday, March 26th and 27th. It is rated PG-13. I posted the movie's synopsis on an earlier post.

Adults, 13 and older, $5.00 each. Children, 4 through 12, $4.00 each. All children, 3 and under, get in F-R-E-E.

See you at the movies!!!


What a Day!

For one reason or another, we had never been able to attend any of the Junior High's Quiz Bowl tournaments. Things had finally worked out that Abigayle and I were going to get to go to Cimarron yesterday and see what it was all about!

So, I got up earlier than normal so that I made sure that I took care of all that was necessary. As soon as both girls went to school, I darted out to one of my office locations so that I could get my daily cleaning done there. Shortly after it was finished, I went to the grade school and picked up Abigayle so that we could make our trek to Cimarron. Though the tournament was not to begin until 4:00, we left at about 12:30. I wanted to allow plenty of time to get there since I am not familiar with Cimarron and to make sure that we were there BEFORE everything got started. Abi and I thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon together!

Cimarron is less than 2 hours from Leoti. We arrived in plenty of time. We took time out to go to the local Presto Convenience Store so that we could use their restroom and pick up some snack items. After that, we went straight to the school and waited for approximately an hour. I've been told that there are approximately 26 area schools who send their Q.B. teams to the tournaments every week. Syracuse and the Plains teams arrived first. (That was interesting to see! Both schools sent their very large activity buses to the event but each bus only carried 6 or 7 students! I was shocked that with the fact that most schools are suffering financially right now, that they wouldn't send smaller vehicles with such a few students. Oh, well, that is none of my business...) Wichita County's 2 Suburbans arrived next. But, as the students passed in front of us, I never saw Leighlyn. That, of course, troubled me. As soon as her friends saw us parked there, they came over to visit. Her best friend was a bit puzzled that we had decided to come to the tournament even though Leighlyn WAS NOT GOING TO BE THERE. WHAT??? Where in the world was she? I was immediately concerned that she had become ill again or had been injured! Leighlyn had missed school on Wednesday because the virus had attacked her. Maybe it had not finished it's run with her... The offices of the Leoti schools are excellent about contacting us whenever something like that happened with one of our daughters. Of course, we were not at home but we did have my cellphone. Still, cellphones are not perfect. Maybe the school had tried to call us when we were in a valley.

No, that was not the case. Fortunately, she was fine. The coach had decided that since Leighlyn had not yet turned in her work from the day before when she was absent, she was not eligible to attend the last tournament that the 7th graders would be participating in for this year. This had been decided before school started yesterday morning. Still, no one bothered to call me.

So I had taken Abigayle out of school for the afternoon for no reason. We had driven over 100 miles one-way just so that we could park at the school there for an hour before we drove home again. To say that I was not exactly happy with the situation is a definite understatement. LOL!!!

Abigayle and I fastened our seatbelts and we got back onto Highway 50 and headed home. Shortly after we had gotten up to highway speed, Leighlyn called. She was sooo sorry for this mishap. Come to find out, a friend who was coming to the tournament had told her that she would have her mother call me and let me know that there was no need in Abigayle and I going to Cimarron afterall. Since her mother and I are friends, Leighlyn knew that she had my home and cellphone numbers. As far as Leighlyn was concerned, Abigayle and I would be waiting at home when the bus dropped her off after school.

As soon as Leighlyn noticed that our van was gone and that the front door was locked, she knew exactly where we were. She was very apologetic for the day's happenings to the point that was crying. As far as our feelings on the matter, Leighlyn has always been very responsible--more responsible than most kids her age. She was expecting that our friend would call me so Leighlyn was not concerned about it in the least possible way. We now have a new policy at home. From now on, we are not going to rely on other people to contact our parents in such situations. Though Leighlyn takes her cellphone to school most days, students are not allowed to use them until after school. So, from now on if something like this happens, she will go to the school office and ask to call home. That way we will all know what is going on.

There were three good things that came out of all of this:

1. Stan had not taken the day off from work.

2. We had not driven further than just about 2 hours from home for no reason.

3. Abigayle and I had some great mother-daughter time together.


Walker Air Base

I received information today that was a reply from my Wednesday post "Military Bases in Western Kansas". Thank you, J!

He told me that there was once an Air Force Base in Walker, Kansas which is just east of Hays. I never had known that. People driving on l-70 can see some of the old buildings from the mega highway.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Is Your Clothes Dryer Ready to Burn Down Your House???

A reader sent me this information today that I find to be extremely valuable. It comes from the very popular and savvy household cleanliness, Fly Lady. For more information from the Fly Lady, please go to .

Begin Quote: "Over the years when we have been in the Laundry Room as part of our Zones, we have stressed how important it is to clean the vent in your dryer. We have received thousands of questions asking us how to do this properly. There are several ways but the most efficient is to use a kit that is designed to specifically to get rid of the lint that gets trapped in the vent and the vent hose to the outside.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in 1998 (the latest study) clothes dryers were associated with 15,600 fires that resulted in 20 deaths and 370 injuries. Cleaning out the lint in the dryer is one way to help prevent a house fire from happening to you. Something so simple that we do not think about, can save homes and lives. When you keep the dryer vents clean the dryer will also run more efficiently energy wise and therefore, save you time and money. The lint screens in your dryer will only trap 75% of the lint, the rest goes through the vent and the vent hose. The vent and hose will get clogged with the lint as we are not removing it the way we do with the screens.

After receiving so many inquiries we decided that we would find a kit that we found acceptable to offer to all of you. We are pleased to offer you a kit that is easy to use and to help you save time, energy, money and lives. The kit is designed to keep your dryer working at peak efficiency by removing the lint from the vent and hose. The kit includes a 10 foot vent duct brush, a 3 foot vent brush and a vacuum hose attachment..

The kit includes a 10 foot vent duct brush, a 3 foot vent brush and a vacuum hose attachment..

Ordering Information
Please allow 2 weeks for delivery in US and up to 4 weeks for International.

HeyTom Dryer Cleaner
$15.95 US plus shipping

We accept mail, fax or online orders.

Mail Order Information:
FlyLady and Company, Inc.
Mail Order
132 Commerce St.
Brevard, NC 28712

Please write your email address, phone number, and what you ordered (including quantity) on your check or money order. To help us with your mail order, please use the shopping cart to complete your order, then print out your form and mail. Thanks!" End quote.

We are going to purchase this kit for our dryer. Thank you, L, for sharing!!!


LadyBug Flower Shoppe

For all of your floral needs, give the girls at the LadyBug a call. They even deliver! VISA and MasterCard are accepted. Please call them at 620.375.2172 .


Marguerite Mary Zellner--Marienthal and Leoti

October 17, 1921--March 23, 2011

Marguerite Mary Zellner, age 89, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at the Wichita County Long Term Care Center in Leoti, Kansas. Marguerite was born October 17, 1921 at Marienthal, Kansas, the daughter of Anthony & Cecilia Baier Baker. A lifetime resident of the Marienthal, Kansas area, she was a farm wife and homemaker.

Marguerite was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and St. Mary Alter Society, both of Marienthal, Kansas.

On December 30, 1943 she married Louis Michael Zellner at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Pilot Point, Texas. Louis passed away on July 30, 2004 in Leoti, Kansas.

Marguerite’s surviving family includes- Four sons- Pat Zellner- Marienthal, Kansas Tom Zellner and his wife Theresa- Hugoton, Kansas Louis Zellner, Jr. and his wife Patricia- Hugoton, Kansas Marshall Zellner and his wife Sheri- Leoti, Kansas Two daughters- Charlotte Ridder and her husband Dan- Leoti, Kansas Margie Caspers and her husband Larry- Hays, Kansas Three brothers- Louis Baker- Marian, Kansas Joe Baker- Haddam, Kansas Bernard Baker- Colby, Kansas Four sisters- Mary Ann Winter- Marienthal, Kansas Celine Wimmer- Marienthal, Kansas Imelda Smith- Marienthal, Kansas Inella Scheffe- Marienthal, Kansas Fifteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. A son, William Zellner, preceded her in death.

Vigil services will be held at 7:00 pm Friday, March 25, 2011 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marienthal, Kansas. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, March 26, 2011 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marienthal, Kansas with Fathers Ben Martin officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Marienthal, Kansas.

Friends may call from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Leoti, Kansas.

Memorials may be given to St. Mary Catholic Church or Wichita County Long Term Care Center in care of the funeral home.

Obituary courtesy of Price and Sons Funeral Homes of Garden City, Scott City, Leoti and Tribune.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011


If you read my post advertising the "Serta King Bed" that was for sale, I have received word that it was sold just a few minutes after I posted it here. At this time, the 13" Coby TV with built-in DVD player and a seperate VCR are still available. Both have remote controls. They are asking $35.00 for these pieces. The current owners will be happy to deliver these items to people in Leoti.

For more information, please call Caroline at 620.214.1331 anytime before 9:00 p.m., CST.

Thank you!!!


R.B.S.E.S. Spring Concert

Mark your calender for the grade school's Spring Concert! It will be held at 7:00 p.m., CST, on Tuesday, May 3rd. The concert will be in the Wichita County Jr/Sr High School Auditorium. The kids from Kindergarten through 6th grade will be celebrating America and our heritage through song. It promises to be a grand evening for all!

Mrs. Jayme (Brown) Bishop--Vocal Music Instructor

Mr. Allen Brockmeier--Instrumental Music Instructor


Military Bases in Western Kansas

I received a comment from a man who is wanting to know if there were any military bases in this area during World War ll. I have been told that there was an Army base in Goodland. Was it Army or Air Force that was based just east of Garden City where the airport is now?

If you have any information on any of these bases, please leave a comment here or send me an email to .

Thank you so much!!!


For Sale

A Wichita County couple has a 13" Coby TV with built in DVD Player and a seperate VCR for sale. They are asking $35.00 for both pieces. They would be great in bedrooms or offices.

They also have a good used Serta king-size mattress and box spring set for $75.00. They decided to purchase a double set instead.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these items, please call 620.214.1331 anytime before 9:00 p.m., CST. Ask for Caroline. They are also very willing to deliver these items to Leoti.

Thank you!


Labels for Education

The Robert Bruce Stewart Elementary School in Leoti is participating in this very worthwhile promotion. Mrs. Jayme (Brown) Bishop is the grade school's very talented and appreciated vocal music instructor and the coordinator for this program. Following is what Mrs. Bishop had to say on this matter:

"Through the program, we can collect UPCs and beverage caps from participating products to earn points that can be redeemed for F-R-E-E music merchandise.

Our goal, from now until May 25th, 2011, is to collect 12,000 points that we can redeem for musical instruments, such as guitars and equipment. With the help of every student and the community, we should reach our goal. It is easy to help--simply save UPCs and beverage caps from participation products and send them with your student(s) or drop them off in the container outside the office and I will collect them. There are now over 150 participating products, including cereals, markers, pens and popcorn.

If you have any questions or would like to help with our Labels for Education collection drive, please contact me at 620.375.2314 (RBSES) or via email at .

Thank you for your support! Together with the Labels for Education program--we can increase our student's music opportunities."

To see a complete list of participating products and point values, please visit

Here's some of the foods that help with this project:

Campbell's Soups, etc
Campbell's Select Harvest
Chunky Soups
Pepperidge Farms
North America Foodservice
Campbell's Healthy Request
Franco American
V8 Splash
V8 Fusion
Pop Secret Popcorn
Bic Pens, etc
Wolfgang Puck
Post Cereals

For a complete list, please go to the above website.

With our economy the way that it is right now, State funding for many schools throughout the nation are lowering or completely dropping funding for such things as music, arts and various academic programs. Labels for Education is stepping up to help in any way that they can to assure that these programs are not dropped.


Mexican Food Plates For Sale

Mrs. Roy (Theresa) Torres is trying to raise money to help cover Roy's medical expenses. Today, Friday and Saturday, she is offering HOMEMADE Mexican plates. Each plate consists of a beef enchilada, a bean and meat burrito, refried beans and rice. She is asking just $6.50 per plate. If you would like to pay more, I am sure that the money would be greatly appreciated.

Theresa would appreciate it if you could call as early as possible to order your food so that the food can be prepared fresh and ready to go when you get there! Their phone number is 620.375.4595. Their house is located on the corner of "E" and "Fourth" Streets. It is one block north of Wheatland Electric on the east side of the street.

At 11:00 on Wednesday morning, she has a few lunches that are still available for sale. She will be selling the plates for this evening, lunch and dinner on Friday and dinner on Saturday evening.

Thank you for any support that you can give!!!


Correction on My "Fires" Post

Earlier this morning, I told you what I had heard was responsible for a garage fire in Leoti on Monday evening. A thrown cigarette butt was NOT responsible. Instead children were playing and caused the fire. I prefer not to go into any further details on this subject. I would hate to think that I told it here and then others went out and tried the same thing. LOL!!! I was once a kid too and know how innocent play can cause major problems.



I just received an email about whether or not I mean to call my husband, Danley, on here or if it is a typographical error. Great question! It is not an error. When our nephew, Hunter, was a toddler, he started calling Stan, Danley. We've LOVED the name and still use it frequently. I see where it could be confusing here. In the future, I will refer to him as Stan. I apologize for the confusion. I am VERY good about confusing people! LOL!!!

Thanks for the question, J!



If you live in Leoti, you probably heard the fire whistles on Monday evening. I learned that a cigarette butt was tossed into a garage area and landed on a lawnmower. From what I have heard, the garage was a total loss. I caution you that this information is just heresay.

I was told late yesterday afternoon that a MAJOR prairie fire broke out in Stanton County--more particularly, in the Johnson and Manter area. This morning, I learned that 12 square miles burned!!! School kids in Johnson were not allowed to leave school at the end of the day. Leighlyn is one of the Wichita County kids who is a member of Quiz Bowl. They met with a good number of other teams in Meade yesterday. The tournament was over at approximately 7:00. Stanton County kids were told that they would not be allowed back into Johnson for quite some time.

I have an uncle and aunt who live in Johnson. I will be calling them this morning to check on them.

Folks, these two cases show just how easily and quickly fires can start and get out of hand. For the past few days, much of Western Kansas, including Stanton County and us, have been under a "red flag watch" which means that conditions are favorable for fires to get started and then rage out of control. We all need to take heed from all of this. Don't throw burning cigarettes out. Don't do any burning in your yards or fields during red flag conditions.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

April Movies at the Star Theatre

Saturday and Sunday, April 2nd and 3rd: "NO STRINGS ATTACHED"

Saturday and Sunday, April 9TH AND 10TH: "RANGO"

See you at the movies!!!



This weekend's movie at the Star Theatre in Tribune will be the comedy/romance, "JUST GO WITH IT". It is rated PG-13 because of frequent crude and sexual content, partial nudity, brief drug references and language. Stars include Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker, Nick Swardson and Nicole Kidman.

Synopsis: A plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon-to-be-ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie...

The movie will be shown on Saturday and Sunday, March 26th and 27th, at 7:30 CST. It will also be shown on Wednesday, March 30th, at 11:00 CST.

Adults from 13-years-old and older pay $5.00 each.
4 through 12-year-olds pay $4.00.
Children from birth through 3-year-olds are F-R-E-E!

The refreshments are always fairly priced also! For the first time in MANY years, the theatre now has a Coke fountain machine! Until now, drinks were poured out of 2-liter bottles. (Believe me, having the fountain will really help the people behind the snack counter! LOL!!!) Also, you can now purchase a larger drink at the Star!

The following weekend, "NO STRINGS ATTACHED" will be playing. Stan, the girls and I are looking forward to being the Sunday night hosts at the theatre that weekend! Come see us!


Prairie Flower Quilt Shop News

The girls at PFQS will be attending the Spring Quilt Market Show in Salt Lake City in May. When they return, they'll have all of the latest news of what is new in the world of quilting, etc.

The Prairie Flower Quilt Shop Hop will be held from April 7th through the 16th.

You may have watched various TV programs that Jodi Barrows has been on. She has chosen Leoti's Prairie Flower Quilt Company to launch her latest fabric line, Pony Express. It will be presented in a trunk show at 10:00 and 2:00 on Friday, April 8th.

The Quilt Carrier Class is scheduled for 10-2:00 on Saturday, April 2nd. The class will cost $15.00. Please call the shop for more details on what that fee includes.

Something new at the shop is "Thrifty Thursdays". Each will be scheduled approximately every 4-6 weeks. A class will be held that will feature a new scrap quilt using the new Lazy Angle Ruler. The first class will be from 11-4:00, Thursday, April 21st.

Mondays: Noon -8:00.
Tuesdays through Fridays: 10-6:00
Saturdays: 10-4:00
All times are Central Standard Time.

For much more information, please call 620.375.2044.

The shop is located at
102 S. Indian Road
Leoti, Ks.

They have a new blog!


Days Inn-Colorado Springs

As you probably already know, we spent Friday night in Colorado Springs. We decided to reserve a room at Days Inn which is located at 8350 Razorback Road. I called the motel on Tuesday to set up reservations. The phone was answered by a lovely lady named Anna. We set up the reservations at that time.

On Friday morning, we left Leoti early so that we could do more things in the Springs. After we ate breakfast at our favorite Cracker Barrel, we drove just a few feet to Days Inn so that we could pay for our room. It was at that time that we met Ms. Anna for the first time. Her assistant, Jayme, was there also. Both of these ladies were fantaastic! We've stayed in many hotels throughout the years but we have NEVER been treated so well by the other employees of other places. Both ladies were extremely helpful. Given the fact at how well we all got along, it seemed as if we were all old friends.

Our room was on the third floor. When we arrived, we noticed that there was definitely no need to do a white glove test. Everything was spotless and dust-free. We immediately felt right at home!

The motel has an indoor pool with attached jacuzzi that the girls loved! A fine elavator is available to take you from floor to floor. This is a motel that allows pets to stay. We just had to pay a $10.00 fee so that our Chloe could stay in the room with us.

If you will be in the Colorado Springs area, we highly recommend Days Inn! Everything is spic and span and the employees who work there go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

I thoroughly enjoyed getting to visit with Anna and Jayme! They both had beautiful stories to tell. As a matter-of-fact, Jayme is planning on sending me information on how she met the love of her life not long ago. He is a soldier and will be deploying soon. Before he leaves, the two will be married. I look forward to receiving their story!

To make reservations, etc, please call 719.599.5599. Their fax number is 719.599.0034. Tell 'em Lynn sent ya'.

We'll definitely be spending nights there again!


Annual Taco Night

The Star Theatre in Tribune will be offering their annual Taco Night on Wednesday, May 4th, from 6-8:00 CST. Eat your tacos at the theatre or have them packaged to go him with you. I will be posting more information on this event later.


Eternity Focus --Christian Music Concert

Mark your calendars! The Star Theatre of Tribune, Kansas is hosting this concert on Saturday, May 7th, at the Greeley County High School Gymnasium. It is located at 400 W. Lawrence Street. Doors will be open at 6:30 CST. The proceeds of this concert will be used to help purchase a digital projection system for the theatre.

Adults: $7.00
Children (4 through 12) $4.00
3 and under: F--R--E--E

The Theatre will be selling drinks and candy at the high school that evening.


Wichita County Parent-Teacher Conferences

Don't forget that today (Tuesday) and Thursday, parent-teacher conferences are scheduled. It is vital that we remember that our children are depending on us to support them throughout their entire childhood (and beyond). Their education is a major part of their lives that will impact them yesterday, today and for their entire future. Keep your commitment to your child, attend these meetings...

Parents of Junior and Senior High students can meet with the appropriate teachers from 4:30 to 8:30 both evenings.

If you have children in RBSES, your student(s) should have brought a note home from the office just before Spring Vacation began. It was notifying you of what day and what time you are scheduled to meet with your child's teachers. If you did NOT receive that note, please call the school as soon as possible. The phone number is 375.2314. The conference hours are from 4-8:00 both evenings. Each conference is scheduled for just 15 minutes.


You Just Have To Go To This Moving Website!!!

Off and on for the past couple of weeks, I have come on here and shared my readings of Rev. Todd Burpo's "Heaven is for Real" with you. Well, I finished reading the last pages of this truly amazing book on Friday night as I watched the girls swim in the Days Inn pool. I was, once again, moved to tears when I read the final pages and tears flooded my eyes. If you have not already read this outstanding piece of literature, now is your turn to do so.

C.B. sent me this website that I was totally moved by. Please take a few minutes now to go to it and see what you think. In the first video, you will meet Colton, who is now 11, and his parents and see what all of them have to say about Colton's "trip" to Heaven. Immediately following that footage, you will have the opportunity to watch another video.

This book can be found in most bookstores around the U.S. and other countries. Many public libraries have it also. In our case, we ordered ours online from .

I hope that you get as much as this outstanding story as I do...


Monday, March 21, 2011

Corrigan Brothers Band

This band of brothers has OVER 7 MILLION You Tube hits with over 30 cover versions--some exceeding 1 million hits! To celebrate President Obama's visit to Ireland, the Irish band will present the first physical copy of their song, "There's no one as IRISH AS BARACK OBAMA 2012". It is regarded as being his first campaign song for re-election. The Corrigan Brothers will present this to President Obama this May in Moneygall, Ireland.


State Kansas Kids Wrestling Tournament

The following 5 wrestlers:
Shayden Geyer
Zach Garza
Zeke Castillo
Alec Castillo
Dylon Niswonger
made their way to state competition in Topeka, Kansas this next weekend.

Right now, a "Good Luck" ad is being put together for the competitors in The Leoti Standard. If your family or business is interesting in sponsoring the ad, please call Leslie Niswonger by 8:00 a.m., tomorrow, Tuesday, morning. After that, call The Standard: 620.375.2631 The price is just $10.00 for each family or business.

Way to go Wrestlers!!!


The Duggars: 20 and Counting

Right after we ate our Friday breakfast and had signed in at Days Inn, we headed out for Focus on the Family. This is a location that we had been wanting to go for the past couple of years. We were really surprised to see less than 6 vehicles in their parking lot. We went to the door and discovered that it was locked. Right above the door handle, was a note that informed us that F.O.T.F. would be closed on Friday because a segment of The Learning Channel's and Discovery Health Channel's "20 and Counting" was being recorded there. Details also included that the famous Jim Bob and Michelle Duggarand most of their children would be performing the following day at Focus on the Family. Immediately after their performance, everyone was invited to join them at the building where the bookstore of F.O.T.F. is housed. Once there, the Duggars would be signing autographs for anyone and everyone in attendance.

After reading the note, we decided that we would come back to Focus on the Family the following day so that we could meet the internationally known and loved family. We arrived early in the afternoon between 2_00 and 3:00 and took our place at the back of the line of so many other people who wanted the opportunity to see this family. As time went be, many more people filed in behind our family. Little by little, inch by inch, we moved closer to the Duggars. At times, it seemed like the line was hardly moving at all. Fortunately, it was beautiful outside except for the fact that it was a little breezier than normal. If we had realized that we would end up standing for MORE than FOUR HOURS, we may not have stuck around afterall. LOL!!!

While all of us stood in line, people got to know others in front and in back of them very well. In some cases, we learned things about them that we really did not need to know. Ha! Ha! Kids spent part of their time playing children's games in the grass. A few children had to be told to please not climb the trees in front of the building. (It really surprises me sometimes at how many parents will allow their children to do things on or to other people's property...) At least two young mothers breastfed their babies while they were standing in line. Boy! I don't know how they did that!!! I breastfed Leighlyn. I don't think that I would have been able to do that from a standing position. Fortunately, both mothers had some kind of product that they were able to use that covered the baby and breast so that they could have their privacy. After one of the mothers had waited in line for about 2 hours, she gave up. She and her family decided to step out of line and go elsewhere. The second mother lasted for the entire time to get to meet the Duggars. I was soooo impressed with this lady and her baby boy! They were shopping at the outlet mall in Castle Rock when she received a text message from a friends that the Duggars were at Focus on the Family. She, the baby and a friend quickly made their way to F.O.T.F.! The mother and her friend took turns holding the adorable red-haired boy throughout the 4-hour-plus wait. Not once did the baby cry. Instead, he smiled and laughed through the entire time. The mother, who is the wife of an Army soldier, was outstanding! Though she was still very young, it was quite easy to see that her baby meant everything in the world to her. She talked a lot to her baby as if he was old enough to carry on a conversation with her. She also kissed him many times. So many young mothers are much more interested in other things than being such on-the-spot mothers.

Eventually, we were able to make into the bookstore's building. We still had a l-o-n-g way to go before we would reach the famous family but we were finally out of the wind! Inch by inch, we continued on our trek. Occassionally, people would decide that they had spent too much time just "standing around" so they would leave which allowed the rest of us behind them to move a little bit quicker. Employees of Focus on the Family delivered bottles of water to any and all of us who needed a drink. If a family member determined that he/she needed a bathroom break, the rest of the family retained their position in the line. No one wanted to take the chance that they would have to go to the "back of the line." LOL!

Finally, we were in the room where many of the Duggars were seated at a VERY long table. Though it was evident by the looks on their faces that each and every one of them was exhausted, they stayed right there, smiles on their faces and magic markers of various colors, in their hands. Early in our quest to meet the Duggars, employees came out to tell us that the Duggars were not going to stop signing autographs at the posted time. Instead, they vowed not to stop signing until the very last person in line had received his or her autographs.

By the time that we got to the Duggers table, some of the younger kids were gone. Needless to say, they were tired of sitting and writing. A few of the older children had left the table so that they could take care of their younger siblings. One child was left at home in Arkansas with a trusted babysitter because she was ill. Still we managed to meet 10 members of the famous family. And, let me tell you, I was TOTALLY impressed with each and every one of them!!! They were friendly, kind and just as nice as they appear on television! Over and over again, Jim Bob and Michelle apologized to Stan, the girls and me for us having to wait for so many hours so that we could meet them. We were honored to get to meet this exceptional family while they were on tour.

An hour or so before we got to meet the family, 1,400 people had made their way through the long line. After that, the correct count was lost. By the time that our book and photographs were signed, another 200-300 people remained in line behind us. Can you imagine the cramping in each of their writing hands???

During the family's performance earlier in the afternoon, an audience member asked Michelle if another baby was on his/her way. Michelle answered with a simple "no".

On Sunday, the family was going to go skiing.

The book: "The Duggars: 20 and Counting" has now been published. You can probably find it anywhere where books are sold or you can order it online. I think that you will enjoy it! It is loaded with information on the family that includes history of the childhoods of Jim Bob and Michelle onwards to now and the future. Many pictures are also included. Some of their favorite recipes have also found theirselves on the pages of this book.



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The Common Cold or Flu???

Right now, so many of us have fallen prey to a virus of some sort in our area. Some in Wichita County have gone to the doctor and discovered that they have the common flu. Here is information that might help you to decide what you have and guide you in the decion-making process of whether or not you need to see your doctor.

Symptoms develop SLOWLY.
Can last 2-14 days.
Fever up to 102 degrees
Runny or stuffy nose
Muscle aches
Sore throat
Watery eyes

Symptoms develop QUICKLY.
Most can last 2-7 days, but cough and fatigue (tiredness) can last for 2-3 weeks.

Fever over 102 degrees.
Stuffy nose
Muscle aches, often severe
Chills and sweats
Loss of appetite

Treatments of colds and flu:
Antibiotics do NOT kill viruses. They may only be needed if you develop a bacterial infection.

1. Get plenty of rest.

2. Drink lots of fluids such as water and CLEAR soup. The fluids will help to loosen mucous and prevent dehydration.

3. Soothe a sore throat by gargling with warm salt water a few times per day. Throat sprays and drops may also help get rid of the pain.

4. Use saline (salt water) nasal drops and sprays.

Avoid ALL alcohol and tobacco. Smoke can make cold symptoms worse.

Preventing catching or spreading colds and flu can depend on your hands. Keep them as germ-free as possible.

1. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue whenever you cough or sneeze. Throw it in a trashcan right away.

2. Wash your hands O-F-T-E-N.
--Use soap and water. Scrub your hands and fingers all over while counting to 20 or 30. Don't use your clean hands to turn off the faucet or to open and close doors. USE A TOWEL OR TISSUE TO DO THAT! Discard it right away.
--If there is no available soap and water, use a hand sanitizer that contains alcohol.

3. Disinfect surfaces at work and home V-E-R-Y O-F-T-E-N!!! Pay especially close attention to things that people touch often such as all kinds of telephones, doorknobs and computer keyboards.


5. Avoild close contact with anyone who has a cold or the flu, ESPECIALLY during the first few days of their symptoms when they are more likely to spread their germs.

6. Ask your doctor if you should take a flu shot.


Brand-New Game: PERIGON

Here is information for this great new game! After you read the details, contact information is included at the bottom of this post. VLE-B

Perigon: as engrossing as Chess and as accessible as Backgammon.

Perigon is the revolutionary new two-player strategy game. Fast-moving and intellectually demanding, the game’s need for skill, foresight and ruthless logic is perfect for all strategy fans who love a new challenge.
The word ‘Perigon’ means a 360 degree angle. Set up Perigon’s unique board and you’ll see why it was chosen, as you quickly get drawn into an enthralling world of angles and edges requiring all-round foresight and tactical imagination.

Players use their pieces to wheel around and shunt past those of their opponent, gradually manoeuvring the Flag towards their opponent’s goal line.
It sounds deceptively simple, but the richness of the game play means every battle will be different. Luck plays no part - only the cunning and clever will plant the Flag on the far goal line and win.

Requiring concentration, foresight and abstract reasoning, Perigon is the ultimate brain-training companion for all ages. What’s more, with a game usually lasting around 30-45 minutes, it’s the perfect length for a cerebral workout.

The striking and ornate set is crafted from solid monkey wood and hand-finished with a premium-grade varnish. The board measures a magnificent 29cm x 33cm x 2cm and the nine pieces 3.4cm x 1.2cm.

It took three years of research for Will Sorrell to create Perigon. As he puts it: “It was always my aim to create a game that combined the depth of Chess with the accessibility of Backgammon. And with Perigon, I believe I’ve succeeded.”

For further information on Perigon please either visit our website, email Will at or telephone +44 (0)20 8946 3085.

Ages: 8+
Players: 2

Clarendon Games, registered office: 25 Rosemary Road, London, SW17 0AR. Company registration no.: 2286862


Want a Puppy???

While we were in Colorado Springs last weekend, we met some of the nicest and most interesting people EVER! All of them were the kind of people whom you hated to say good-bye to. One such couple told us that they have 5 puppies that are just about ready to go to their forever homes. They are Chinese Crested Dogs. (If you have seen our Chloe and Barnum, you know what breed I am talking about.) Many times, they are the dogs that take first place in ugly dog contests. Now don't let that stop you from wanting to know more about them! This dog breed has personality PLUS, are very protective of their owners and are probably the most loving and easy-to-love-dogs around. They're also very difficult to find...

Right now, Brittany Ward of Colorado Springs, has 4 boys and 1 girl left. She is such a great lady and would love to keep all of them but can't do that, of course. Soon, Brittany, who is stationed at the Army base in Colorado Springs, is going to be deployed to Afghanistan. Of course, her little babies cannot go with her. If you want to provide a loving home for one or more of these little cuties, here is Brittany's contact information:


These puppies are already weaned and are even mat-potty-trained! I would recommend that you call her as soon as possible! They are asking $250.00 per puppy which is a great price for Chinese Crested Dogs!!!

It only takes a little over 3 hours to drive from Leoti to Colorado Springs. You can easily drive there and back in one day if you want to!



On Friday night, the two amazing ladies whom we met at Days Inn, recommended that we try out this Mongolian Grill. Let me say, it was WONDERFUL!!! The meal came complete with great food and entertainment. You see, each person who is going to eat, is asked to choose a good-sized bowl. You then carry that bowl through a long buffet of raw meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits and 3 types of noodles. You choose whatever you want to eat and put it into your bowl. After you have done that, you are to use at least 4 or 5 ladles of various flavors of oils. Again, you choose what you want and pour them over the food in your bowl. Now, you take that bowl to the men who are working around the very large grill. While they are cooking the food that you chose, you get to stay and watch the show of the cooking. It was very enjoyable to see what these very talented chefs do! You need to remember what color of bowl you used. For instance, I used an orange bowl. So, the chef put my cooked food on an orange platter. After all four of us had received our cooked food, we returned to our table and enjoyed each and every bite of it!

Prices Per Person:

Weekday Lunch--$8.49
Weekend Lunch--$9.99
Dinner--$12.99 This price includes your choice of soup or salad and an expanded food line selection.

Each person is expected to go back and forth and get more food as often as they want to, however, you are not allowed to take any uneaten food home with you. I think that that is quite reasonable.

Special Mongolian Nights

A portion of sales will be donated to the Homefront Cares, a local non-profit corporation that provides support for military families impacted by deployment in harms way.

TUESDAY Shrimp Night
All-you-can-eat-shrimp available at the food bar after 4:00 p.m., MST.

WEDNESDAY Kids Eat Free Night
For kids 10 and under after 4:00 p.m., MST. One F-R-E-E Little Warriors meal per each full-priced adult dinner. In other words, if there are two adults paying full price, two children who are 10 ur under, will eat F-R-E-E!

Hungry yet? If so, check out the HUHOT at 7790 N. Academy Blvd. in Colorado Springs. You can call them at 719.598.4044

For much more information, please go to



Family Vacation

Last week was Spring Vacation in Leoti. We took good advantage of it! Stan had taken the same time off for part of his vacation from work. The majority of the vacation was taken up with renovations in our main bathroom. Tearing out the old floor, fixing 2 LARGE water leaks under the floor, used up most of that time. But even though Stan and I did a lot of work during the vacation, the four of us still had a generous amount of quality time with one another. We were very blessed!

The four of us left Leoti at around 7:00 on Friday morning en route to Colorado Springs for some much needed rest, relaxation and rejunivation. We got all three! You'll be hearing much about everything that we did while we were in the Springs for that couple of days by reading a few posts that I will be writing after this.

Anyway, I must say that it was tough seeing the vacation come to a close last night. None of us were ready to return to school or work this morning...but life goes on.



Well, Folks, a project that Stan and I predicted would last 2 or 3 days, ended up taking more than a week to get it completed. We put the final touch on the bathroom with the exception of some tile work that needs to be done on one side of the soaking tub, yesterday. Everything else is done! I don't know how this family of four managed to get by on just one bathroom for that time but we did it anyway. The finished project? It looks BEAUTIFUL!!! As always, Danley did a great job! The floor is once again sturdy and looks better than ever with the Allure laid on top of it.

This was our first time to use Allure but we would definitely do it again! This product is very thick and easy to work with. Given the fact that it comes with a 30-year-warranty, we feel like we could not have done anything any better. If you are interested in reading up and looking at pictures of the many designs and colors of Allure out there, please go to . You can also check it out at under FLOORING. It is recommended everywhere in your home or office where water may come into contact with it. Before we purchased it, the salesman told us that it is even durable in bathrooms and kitchens. He also told us that some people are purchasing it to lay on their countertops!

So what is next, you ask? The next project is the master bathroom. Right now, the same bathtub is in place there that came with the house back in 1978. Needless to say, it has definitely seen it's better days. For the past couple of years we have been discussing that we need to put it out of it's misery. On Saturday, we took in the Flea Market at Colorado Springs. A gentleman there was trying to sell some ceramic tile that he had purchased for a large project at his house. Before he got it done, he and his wife decided to move to the northeastern part of the United States. Now, he just wanted to sell the materials that he had purchased. He offered the many boxes of tile and bullnose pieces to us for a whopping $20.00!!! That was too good of a deal to pass up! The tiles are bisque and beige in color. They'll be perfect for building a whole new shower for the bathroom! Even after what we use on the project, there will still be extra tiles.

Anyway, that is our next project that I'll be telling you about sometime fairly soon.


I Am 3 Concert

Just a reminder to those of us who have been looking forward to the Christian music concert that will be put on by various musicians who are currently in high school in Leoti, it will be this Friday, March 25th, from 7-9:00 p.m., CST. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy this music and worship in the Wichita County High School Auditorium. The concert is free but a goodwill offering will be taken if you are interested.

Don't forget to invite your family and friends!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Family Invitation

While we were gone, we received an invitation for the descendants of the Roy and Helen Elder family. If you are one of those people, please send me your email address or telephone numbers to so that I can get the invitation to you. It will be held on Saturday, July 23rd, in Colorado Springs. It will be very fun!!! Hope to see you there!!!!!!!!!!!


We're Home!!!

Folks, we have soooooooooooooo much to tell you about the past couple of days that we spent in Colorado Springs together!!! We met the greatest of people and took in only the scenery that God, Himself, could produce!!! Very soon, I will be coming on here to tell you about some of the best people out there whom we had the opportunity to meet and enjoy! While we were there, we took in shop-hopping in Manitou Springs, Focus on the Family and the weekend flea market. There is just sooooooooooooooooo much to tell you but unfortunately, I do not have the time to do these people and the things that we did along the way with any kind of justice right now. Danley and I have to resume our work on the main bathroom. He returns to work tomorrow morning and the girls return to school. I cannot tell you how much those facts sadden me... We have had such a special 10 days together...

Keep checking in and you'll get to see that information very soon.


Ruby Claire Rodenbeek--Scott City

(September 21, 1911 - March 19, 2011)

Ruby Claire Rodenbeek, age 99, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at her home in Scott City, Kansas. She was born on September 21, 1911 in Kipp, Kansas, the daughter of James Hess and Sarah Evelina Helsel Force. A lifetime resident of Scott City, Kansas, she was a Teacher and homemaker.

Ruby was a one of a kind lady with a very unique sense of humor. She was very active in her community, but her most important focus was her family. Her home was always home for her children and grandchildren. Nothing was more fun than going to grandma’s and grandpa’s for the holiday times in Scott City. Her home was open and welcome to all. She was an athlete– playing golf, tennis and basketball. She loved to go to the park and Pyramids for many family picnics & hikes. Ruby was a singer in the Baptist Church Choir and sang for many events. Her skits are famous. Ruby was also an artist, writer, teacher and wonderful cook. Her last days were spent with family caring for and loving her and many came to tell Ruby how much they loved her and what she meant to them. She joked with them and expressed her special love and energy for each one. After they left, she would say, “I loved that”. We all believe she waited for all to tell them goodbye. It was full of grace.

Memberships Include the First Baptist Church of Scott City, Kansas, El Quartelejo Study Club, Bridge Club, Eastern Star, Ladies Golf Association, Baptist Ladies Circle and the Baptist Church Choir.

On April 25, 1935 she married Edward John William Rodenbeek in Scott City, Kansas. He passed away on April 6, 1991 in Scott City, Kansas.

Other Survivors include her One Son - James Edward Rodenbeek of Scott City, Kansas, Three Daughters - Joanne Marie & Peter Louis Durante of Denver, Colorado, Suzanne and Jerome Wauthier of Waynesville, Missouri, Marianne Meredith of Scott City, Kansas, Four Nieces - Eleanor Hartman of Utah, Peggy York of Utah, Norma Catherine Howell of Washington, Sara Catherine Getker of Nevada, Ten Grandchildren, Seventeen Great Grandchildren and Four Great Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Two Sisters and Six Brothers.

Funeral Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Scott City, Kansas at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2011 with the Rev. Kyle Evans presiding.

Interment will be in the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas.

Memorials amy be given to the St. Catherine Hospice % Price & Sons Funeral Home.

Visitation wil be at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday.

Obituary courtesy of Price and Sons Funeral Homes of Garden City, Scott City, Leoti and Tribune.


Saturday, March 19, 2011




My Absence

Folks, I am in Colorado Springs, my FAVORITE city in the world, right now. We will be returning home later today. Tonight or tomorrow, I will be writing much about the awesome people and things we have done during the past couple of days. This afternoon, we have an appointment to meet the Daugers from the TLC series "19 and Counting". We can hardly wait to meet them!!!

Until we visit again, please have a lovely day and make the most of this weekend with your loved ones!!!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

LadyBug Flower Shoppe

For all of your floral needs, give the girls at the LadyBug a call at 620.375.2172. They have excellent flowers and plants at very reasonable prices. They deliver. Use cash, checks, VISA or Mastercard.


Anna (Gassert) Eikelberger-Stewart--Scott City

Note: Debra Griem and Mike Zimbelman, former residents of Leoti, are her daughter-in-law and son-in-law.

(January 7, 1919 - March 16, 2011)

Anna Gassert Eikelberger Stewart, age 92, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at her home in Scott City, Kansas. She was born on January 7, 1919 in Washington, Kansas the daughter of Roy and Anna Stolzer Gassert. Anna was a homemaker and had been a resident of Scott City since 1956.

She was a member of United Methodist Church, the Homemakers EHU and the Busy Womens Club all of Scott City, Kansas.

On June 3, 1956 she married Harry Eikelberger in Washington, Kansas. He died November 27, 1993. Then on February 3, 2001 she married Darwin Stewart in Scott City, Kansas. He died March 6, 2004.

Survivors Include: One Son, Jerry Eikelberger of Scott City, Kansas; One Daughter, Mary Zimbelman of Scott City, Kansas; One Sister, Neva Gruver of Scott City, Kansas; Three Step-Daughters, LeeMae Brand of Healy, Kansas, Peggy Moore of Hays, Kansas and Patty Rufener of Beloit, Kansas and Four Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, two infant sisters, one brother and an older sister.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00am on Monday, March 21, 2011 at the United Methodist Church in Scott City, Kansas with Rev. Dennis Carter presiding.

Burial will be in the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas.

Friends may call from 10:00am-8:00pm Saturday and 1:00-8:00pm Sunday at the Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City, Kansas.

The family requests memorials be given to St. Catherine Hospice in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home.

Obituary courtesy of Price and Sons Funeral Homes of Garden City, Scott City, Leoti and Tribune.