Thursday, June 28, 2012


We have one large tree and one small tree just full of crabapples.  As soon as they are ready, we are allowing people to come in and pick them for making jellies, etc.  If you are interested, please let us know by sending an email to us at .

These are free but you will need to pick them yourself.


Upcoming Movies in Tribune

Just received this information.  I will post their individual information the week that each will be shown.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 6th, 7th and 8th:  ROCK OF AGES

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 13th, 14th and 15th:  BRAVE in 3D


Wednesday, June 27, 2012


MADAGASCAR 3D will be playing this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 CST.

Adults, 13 and older:  $7.00
Children, 4 through 12:  $6.00
Babies through 3-years-of-age:  F--R--E--E


Fourth of July Mattinee

In celebration of our most patriotic holiday, the folks at Tribune's Star Theatre will be having a mattinee at 2:00 CST that afternoon.  MADAGASCAR 3D will be playing.  Because this is a 3D movie, everyone who attends will pay $6.00 each.

Don't forget to mark your calendars!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Additional House Information

Earlier, I forgot to mention that the house for sale that I mentioned earlier also has these to offer:

Utility room with a nice amount of cabinets for storage and plenty of room for a washing machine, dryer and upright freezer.  It has an exterior door to use if you want to dry your clothes on the line in the backyard.

It comes with a built-in microwave oven and a 2-year-old dishwasher.  New buyer will need to furnish his/her own refrigerator, cookstove, washing machine and dryer if wanted.

 There are french doors that enable people to go from the dining room to the backyard.

This property has low property taxes.

There is a brick patio with a pond next to it.

A school bus stop is located in the parking area.  If the buyers do not want it, I am sure that the school MIGHT be willing to move it to another location.  Buyers with children might really appreciate the bus picking up and returning their children to their home at no cost.

The post office delivers mail to the key-locked mailbox next to the parking area at no cost.

Again, we are showing this house.  If you are interested, please email us at

or call me at 620.375.8033 to set up an appointment.


Bob Meisenheimer's Additional Information

Bob is the son of Dwain and Marguerite.  He was born on March 13th, 1943.  He died on June 17th, 2012.  His memorial service will be at 11:00 CST on Friday, June 22nd, 2012 at the Memorial Gardens Chapel in Colorado Springs.  The chapel is located at 3825 Airport Rd.  For any questions, please call the chapel at 719.596.3842.

For more information, please go to


Update on Mr. Bob Meisenheimer

I now have the address for people to send their sympathy cards to his family.  If you would like to have it, please send me an email.  Our email address is .

I now know that his funeral will be sometime on Friday.  His burial will be in Fort Logan at a later date.  I expect all of the details soon.  Once I have them, I will post them here.


Weather Forecast

Summer doesn't even start for another few days but the past couple of days have been H--O--T!  I heard highs got up to 105 in Leoti yesterday.  Today's high is supposed to be 102 and then cooling down to 67 tonight.  We'll have wind all day and tonight.

Wednesday's high is predicted to be 86 with a low of 65.  YAY!!!  Expect a sunny day with 10-15 mph winds.  We have a 20% chance of thunderstorms after midnight.

Thursday's high should be 93 and the night's low should be 69.  We also have a 20% chance of thunderstorms in the morning.

Friday through Monday's forecast calls for highs in the upper 90 and lows in the lower 70s.

If you have animals outside, please make sure that they have a plentiful supply of fresh water and food.

If you are like me and have a severe heart issue,  remember to stay indoors when it is hot outside.

Be careful out there!!!



SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN will be shown at the Star Theatre in Tribune this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 22nd, 23rd and 24th.  Showtime is 8:00 CST.

This movie which is described as Fairy Tale/Legend/Fantasy was released on June 1st, 2012.  It runs for 2 hours and 7 minutes.  It is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action, brief sensuality and intense sequences of violence.  Stars include Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Clarlize Theron, Sam Claflin, Sam Spruell and Ian McShane.

Warning:  Common Sense Media does not recommend this movie for anyone younger than 14-years-old.

The evil queen engages her huntsman to take SnowWhite to the woods and kill her.  Along the way, the huntsman decides to ignore the queen's orders and becomes Snow Whites protector and mentor.

Adults, 13 and older:  $5.00
Children, 4 through 12:  $4.00
Babies through 3-years-of age:  F--R--E--E

Refreshments are also very fairly priced.



I've been asked why I'm not on the blog much right now.  The answer is simple.  We are helping a lady get packed up and moved to her new apartment.  I will continue to update you on various things as I have time.  Once all has been completed, I'll resume my regular writings.  If you have something that you want me to post for you, please call me at 620.375.8033 and I'll post it soon.

Thank you!!!


House for Sale in Leoti

Some people in Leoti have a house for sale that is in town.  Roughly, it has 1,200 square feet.  There are three bedrooms and two full baths.  Kitchen and one bathroom were remodelled 2 years ago.  It also has central air conditioning. The house's exterior was painted last summer.  It has an established yard also.   They have listed it for $10,000 (ten thousand) or best offer.  They are not trying to get rich off of it.  They just need to get it sold soon so that they can get on with life.

We will be showing it for them.  If you are interested in seeing it, please call me at 620.375.8033.

Thank you!


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Bob Meisenheimer: Leoti and Colorado Springs

I just received information that  Bob Meisenheimer, grandson of former residents of Wichita County, passed away in Colorado Springs, Colorado today.  I will post his funeral arrangements as soon as possible.

Thank you!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tasty Enchiladas

If you have ever eaten Amanda Rodriquez-Altman's enchiladas, you know that they are FANTASTIC!  She will be cooking and delivering them this Friday, June 15th.  To make your order for beef and or cheese enchiladas, please call her at 620.214.3947.  She lives in Leoti.


LadyBug Flower Shop

For all of your floral needs, please call the girls at Leoti's LadyBug.  Their phone number is 620.375.2172.  They always have a great supply of fresh flowers, plants and other gifts available.  VISA and MASTERCARD are readily accepted.  The girls will deliver your gift for you.


Janice Elder--Tribune and Leoti

We received very sad news yesterday.  My Aunt Janice passed away at her home in Tribune.  As many people around here had great love and respect for her , I would like to post her final arrangements.

11:00 CST on Monday, June 18th

at First Presbyterian Church

Tribune, Kansas

Burial will be in the Leoti Cemetery.

Thnk you for your love and concern!


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Friday's Flick

I just realized that I didn't give you a synopsis on PUSS IN BOOTS.  Here it is now!

This Comedy/Action/Adventure/Animation/Kids and Family/Science Fiction and Fantasy runs for 1 hour and 33 minutes.  It is rated PG.

"Get to know this dynamic cat in boots from before he ever met Shrek."

Word of advice:  Dress warmly for these fun movies.  A couple of blankets might also be something that you'll want to pack.  Shortly after the sun goes down,  the outdoor temperature follows it.



MEN IN BLACK 3D will be shown at the Star Theatre on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 15th, 16th and 17th.  Showtime is 8:00 CST.  This Action/Comedy/Sci-Fi movie has a running time of 106 minutes and is rated PG-13.  The movie was just released on May 25th, 2012.  Stars include Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin.

This movie takes us back towards the beginning of the men in black

Tickets for this 3D movie:
Adults, 13 and older:  $7.00
Children, 4 through 12:  $5.00
Babies through 3-years-of-age:  F--R--E--E

Refreshments are also very fairly priced.

The following weekend's movie will be SNOW WHITE.  It is NOT a 3D movie so the tickets will be regularly priced.


Revised Movie Schedule

Changes have been made in future movies that will be shown at the Star Theatre in Tribune.  Here is the latest schedule:


Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 15th, 16th and 17th: 
Rating: PG-13
106 minutes

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 22nd, 23rd and 24th
Rating: PG-13
127 minutes

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 29th, 30th and July 1st
Rating: PG
93 minutes

As usual, I will do my best to provide these particular movie synopses, etc at the beginning of the week that these will be shown.  Movies start at 8:00 CST each evening. 

Regular movie tickets:
Adults, 13 and older:  $5.00 each
Children, 4 through 12:  $4.00 each
Babies through 3-years-of age:  F--R--E--E

3D movies cost theatres more to rent.  Therefore, the tickets cost a bit more.
Adults, 13 and older: $7.00 each
Children, 4 through 12:  $5.00 each
Babies through 3-years-of-age:  F--R--E--E.

Come on out and enjoy a movie!!!


Upcoming Friday Flick in Leoti

PUSS IN BOOTS, a movie for the whole family, will be shown this Friday night in the yard next to City Hall.  Movie begins at dark.  Come early though.  One of last years favorite musicians will be performing before the movie begins!

These films are F-R-E-E to the public.  Local businesses have generously donated the necessary funds to bring these movies to town.  By the way, these movies will be shown every other Friday evening for quite awhile.

See you at the movies!!!


Saturday, June 9, 2012


I mentioned yesteday that Altmans new business is up and running.  We had the opportunity to bring their barbeued ribs and pulled pork home for dinner last night.  I also tried out thei brisket.  Let me tell you.  All were FANTASTIC!!!  I strongly urge you to try their food.  The ribs were so tender, they fell off of the bone by themselves.



Friday, June 8, 2012


Great news!!!  Ryan and Cookie (Dawson) Altman, long-time residents of Leoti,  just opened their BBQ, etc eatery this morning at 11:00!  Many of us have been looking forward to this for the past few months.  It is located just behind Ken Breitkreutz' carpentry shop on Main Street.  For those of you who are not familiar with Leoti, it is located exactly one block straight north of the post office.

I spoke with Cookie and Ryan today and wanted to pass their information on to you.  The business will be OPEN on Sundays, at least for now.  They will take 2 days off back to back each week.  At this time, those days are unknown.  As far as closing time, they hope to be open until 7:00 or 8:00 p.m., CST.  For the time being, it is going to take awhile to decide just how much meat they're going to need each day.  If they run out over the next little bit, they will close down then.  As far as I am concerned, this is quite understandable.

If you want to order food for sometime today, tomorrow, or next week, etc,  just let Ryan or Cookie know.  They'll do their best to oblige you!

Here is their current menu:


Pork Ribs  (St. Louis Cut)
     Full rack:  $16.00
     Half rack:     8.00
     4 ribs:           5.00

Pulled Pork
     1 pound:     $9.00
      3/4 pound    7.50
      1/2 pound    5.50
      1/4 pound    3.00
      1/4 pound sandwich   $4.00

Choice Beef Brisket
      1 pound    $12.00
       3/4 pound   9.75
       1/2 pound   7.00
       1/4 pound   4.00
        4 ounce (1/4 pound) $5.00

        Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Chips, Rice, Refried Beans  $1.00


     Bean:  $1.50
     Bean and Cheese:  $1.75
     Beef, Bean and Cheese:  $3.25
     Smothered Burrito:  $8.00
     (This is a Beef, Bean and Cheese Burrito smothered with mild pork green chili sauce topped
     with cheese, lettuce and tomatoes.  Served with rice.)

     Sauces: Hot or Medium Salsa and Barbeque Sauce:  $0.30
     Flour Tortilla:  $0.50
     Cheese:  $0.30
     Dill Pickle Spear: $0.20

     Gatorade: $2.00
     (Ripetide Rush, Glacier Freeze, Cascade Crash, Fruit Punch, Lemon-Lime, Orange)

     Pop:  $2.00
     (Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew, Coke, Diet Dr. Pepper and Diet Pepsi)

     Bottled Water:  $1.00

     Candy:  $1.00
     (Snickers, Reeses, Reeses Pieces, Hershey, Twix, M&Ms, Skittles, Starburst, Kit-Kat, Milkyway,
     3 Musketeers)

COOKIES:  $1.00
     Grandma  brand cookies:  (Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Chip, Peanut   
     Butter, Vanilla Creme)

So, anyway, this eatery is now open.  Come on out and enjoy it!!!

***These prices are subject to change at any time.


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Early Wheat Harvest

As expected, it looks like farmers will be harvesting their wheat in our area very soon.  Some farmers in Wichita County are planning on starting today or tomorrow depending on the grain's moisture.  Due to a higher number of vehicles on our roads, we all need to be even more alert when we are behind the steering wheel..



I was just notified that a very nice male black Labrador was picked up by the City of Leoti yesterday.  He was found in the vicinity of Security State Bank in Leoti.  If this is your dog, please call the City office at 620.375.2341.  Even if this is not your dog, if you are interested in giving him a home, please let City Hall know.  Once it has been established that the owner is not going to claim him, you might be able to take him home with you.


Sunday, June 3, 2012

It was just a matter of time...

Anyone who lives around here has probably gotten accustomed to my every day attire.  I spend much of my time doing "dirty" things.  Because of that, I seldom wear my good clothes.  On an ordinary day, it is normal to find me wearing what I refer to as my "painting clothes".  These are clothes that usually have lots and lots of different colors of paint all over them.  For years, it has diven my husband and mother plumb silly.   They've always said that some day I was going to forget what I was weaing and I would wear it somewhere I didn't want to be seen in it.

Well, that some day arrived yesterday.   I had dressed in more "paint clothes" that morning so that I could work in our gardens.  So I worked for the next few hours outside.  Then we went to the Dairy King for some lunch.  While we were there, a man mentioned to me that he was on his way to the Washington-Ames House for the afternoon tour.  Of course, our whole family did not want to miss that!  As soon as we finished eating, we drove directly to the W-A House.  We went through the house.  Afterwards, we came back home.  It was when I happened to look down at my shorts when we were exiting our van when I got a good glimpse of my shorts.  OH, MY GOODNESS!!!  They were red with M-A-N-Y paint splatters all over them!!!  My shirt was not that bad.

As we went through the house, I am sure that people wondered what in the world was wrong with me!

If you were one who saw me there, please accept my apologies.  I think I've learned my lesson now.


Bicycle Update

Just to let you know, the blue bike is now spoken for.  The two pink bikes are still up for grabs.  Call me at 375.8033 or email me at

Thank you!!!


We are Interested In

some old brick, stone or other material that can be used for a small sitting area in our yard.  If you have some to sell, please call me at 620.375.8033.  Stan and I have strong backs and weak minds and are very willing to pick these up and move them for you!

Thank you!!!



We are in need of some wire fencing and posts.  These need NOT be in great condition.  We planted some honeysuckle vines a few years ago.  They have grown considerably this year and need somewhere to vine.  We are VERY happy to remove these from your property if you would like for us to!!!

Thank you!!!!!



We have 2  20' pink and purple bikes to give away and 1 blue bike but it might be just a little smaller than the others.  All were Leighlyn and Abigayle's bikes and are in good condition.  They haven't been ridden for awhile so I cannot tell you if the tires are in as good a shape or not.  You'll have to check those.

If you are interested in any of these, please call me at 620.375.8033.  They are all at our home in Leoti and can hardly wait for some good little girls and boys to enjoy them again!


Washington-Ames House

WOW!!!  What can I say?  Over the past year or so, the girls and I have thoroughly enjoyed our visits to this antique house in Leoti.  Each time that we were there, we marveled at the additional improvements made since the last time we had been there.  This weekend was when the public was invited in to take a look around.  Tours were held on Friday and Satuday.  A great number of people took advantage of this opportunity.

When we took our tour, we had some amazing tour guides.  Karen Walk whose unbelievable vision and her decorating know-how have totally been instrumental in bringing this house back to life.  Her gifts are unbelievable.  I am shocked at all that she can do.  In addition to the many hours she spent at night figuring out what all she wanted to do there (instead of sleeping), she spent even more time designing and creating superb window coverings as would've been common in the upper society's homes at the time that this house would have been built.  She also went from one website to the next shopping for just the perfect wallpaper and border that would set the rooms off in style.  Karen wanted to add some original stained art glasswork to the house.  Though she had never done this particular form of art, she tackled it with her all and created beautiful pieces for the house.

In addition to Karen, the other ladies who were so knowledgeable about the house and that time period were Virginia Knobbe, Berniece Crouch, Jeanene French and Nicole Huber, Karen's granddaughter.  Each of these ladies added so very much to our tour and history lesson.  The tour would not have been the same without these people.  Many people from the Washington, Ames families and citizens, past and present, from Wichita County have either donated or loaned various furniture pieces, artwork, etc to the Wichita County Historical Society to be used in this beautiful house.  I learned also that not long ago, Karen was in attendance at an auction in Great Bend, Ks.  An antique picture frame caught her eye.  She decided to bid on it so that she could place it in the W-A House.  She made the purchase and bought it back to town.  Inside the frame was an old black and white picture of a man with a very long and bushy beard.  When Karen began some research on the man, she discovered that the man was a descendant of a family whom was very instrumental in the founding of Wichita County, Ks.  Call me crazy but I feel like some divine intervention was involved in Karen finding this and bringing it back here where, in my opinion, it belongs.

In case you have not heard, for the past couple of weeks, volunteers began scraping loose paint from the house in preparation for new paint.  Late last week, the coat of primer and the base coat of paint was put into place.  I would classify the base coat to be a medium rosy beige.  Soon, six more colors will find their ways to the exterior.  Before long, this once faded house will regain its glory as  a gorgeous painted lady.

Painting of the exterior is not the last of the work to be done.  The total renovation of the kitchen, which will be called Lorna's kitchen, in honor of Mr.and Mrs.Ames' daughter whom we just lost, the maid's quarters and a summer kitchen are next on the agenda.

Probably my two favorite rooms are the dining room and the master bedroom.  I always thought that they were special and beautiful when they were empty.  But now, since Berniece Crouch donated the antique dining room table, chairs, buffet and china closet that her late husband, Lloyd, had given to her, has given it to the house, the dining room has a much more elegant flavor. 

Upstairs in the bedroom, family members of Jeanene French have donated their heirloom bedroom furniture to the house.  These pieces and some smaller items that others have given, have really brought this room back to life.

If you have not already been through this beautiful place of history, don't forget to add it to your bucket list.  You'll be happy that you did...

For those of us out there who believe that spirits are amongst us, you might appreciate this bit of information.  Since the work has begun at the Washington-Ames House, a few mirrors have mysteriously been broken.  No one was anywhere around them at the time.  Maybe the generations of children who considered this house to be haunted, just might have known what they were talking about...

Thank you to the children of Mr. and Mrs. Ames who donated this house to the Wichita County Historical Society and to the many volunteers who have worked so diligently on this wonderful project!


Friday, June 1, 2012

I Forgot to Mention

that the movies shown last summer for Saturday Cinema were seen on the south side of the City Hall Building.  Thanks to wonderful contributions and grants to keep free movie night continuing, a brand new projection screen and sound system have been purchased!!!  YAY!!!  People whom were present when City employees checked it out this week, have told me that the new system is F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!!!  It'll be just like going to a drive-in movie without having to sit in your cars. 

So if you want to check it out, don't forget to bring your lawnchair, a jacket, and a blanket or two.  Bring your dinner with you, too.  Tonight, Leoti's GAP organization will be selling concessions at the movie.


Weekend Weather

June Juant is off and running as of TODAY!  Just thought that you might be interested in the weather forecast for these three days.

Today:  Highs in the lower 80s (YAY!!!)  Light winds
Tonight:  Lows in the lower 50s.  Light winds will continue.
Note:  It is 8:15 and the winds appear to be fairly strong right now.  I guess we'll see what happens...

Saturday:  Highs in the upper 80s.  10 mph winds
Night: Lows in the lower 60s.  20% chance of thunderstorms in the evening.

Sunday:  Highs in the mid 90s.  Mostly sunny with a 30% chance of thunderstorms.
Night:  20% chance of thunderstorms.

As of right now, it looks like we're going to have a grand weekend for outdoor activities.  If you are planning on taking in the movies-in-the-park in Leoti, Scott City and Tribune, I'd recommend that you bring jackets and blankets for when temperatures cool off.  Since there is a possibility of thunderstorms on Saturday, remember that Tribune will show their movie at the theatre if need be.  In the park, the original SHREK movie will be shown.  If weather forces the movie to be shown in the theatre, the pirate movie will be shown.  Its synopsis, etc is posted in my blog.

So come on out and have a great time this weekend!!!  It'll be a good time to catch up with old friends and a wonderful time to meet some new friends!


Start Time

I forgot to mention that the Last Rezort concert in Patton Park in Scott City tonight will begin at 7:00 CST.