NMRMC’s gala benefits Care Car Program
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter More than $20,000 was raised for the Care Car Program last weekend at a gala hosted by the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center Foundation. The Care Car program transports patients who would otherwise not be able to make their appointments to and from the hospital. The gala, which was held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, included a dinner and auction and it marked the hospital’s 60th anniversary. “...
Chili Cone Chronicles author to be in Chanute for signing
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter A book signing for author Michael Winslow of The Chili Cone Chronicles will take place at The Feathered Nest, 1 E. Main, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chili cones, part of the title because of their popularity at Barker’s Dairy Bar during Winslow’s childhood, will be served made with the original Barker’s recipe. The book telling “How I Survived the Sixties in Smalltown America” details Winslow’s coming...
Maher new president of SEK, Inc.
Tribune staff New SEK, Inc. President Jim Maher said the coming year will be meaningful for local business communities. SEK, Inc. consists of a Board of Directors and five Members-at-Large who represent the 13 counties in southeast Kansas to higher levels of government in an attempt to mobilize leadership and resources for the region. “We will not let our lack of a ‘metro’ keep our voices from being heard!” said Maher, in a letter to SE...
— “the chili cone chronicles” book signing with author Mike Winslow, 11 a
Saturday, Jan. 22 — “the chili cone chronicles” book signing with author Mike Winslow, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Feathered Nest, 1 E. Main. Original chili cones to be served. — Chanute Do-Si-Do, Central Park Pavilion, 8 p.m., 101 S. Forest, caller Wade Morrow. Monday, Jan. 24 — Via Christ Wellness On Wheels Van at Iola Walmart. Call (620) 232-0447 for appointment. Walk-ins welcome. — Spaghetti Nite at Grace Church, 209 S. Lincoln, 5 to 7 p...
WEB UPDATE: Comets play at 6:15 tonight due to schedule change
The Chanute-Emporia game at tonight's Ralph Miller Classic will now take place at 6:15 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for 8 p.m. But Shawnee Heights was unable to make it to town due to the weather. Andover Central therefore receives a first round bye and Shawnee Heights will head to the loser's bracket tomorrow. The first two games of today's RMC will go on as planned, with 3 and 4:45 p.m. start times. Again, the Chanute-Emporia ga...
CHS artwork chosen for Wichita exhibit
Senior’s batik will advance to nationals Connie Woodard USD 413 Artwork by several Chanute High School students was chosen for inclusion in the Scholastic Art Awards and exhibited in Wichita. “This is a statewide competition and the largest exhibit that we participate in,” said Rick Bushnell, CHS art teacher. Bushnell submitted 15 pieces that were judged digitally. From those, he received word that four CHS pieces had won awards and s...
— Christian Women’s Club “Happy New You Brunch,” 9:30 a
Today, Jan. 20 — Christian Women’s Club “Happy New You Brunch,” 9:30 a.m., Mo Gedi’s. Call 431-9271 by Jan. 17 for reservations. — Gear Grinder’s monthly meeting, 6 p.m., New Chicago Room across the street from Benchwarmers. Any street rod or antique vehicle owners invited. — PEO, Chapter DD meets with Dorie Slane at 7 p.m. Founder’s Day Program. Saturday, Jan. 22 — Chanute Do-Si-Do, Central Park Pavilion, 101 S. Forest, caller Wade M...
Spiritual junk food junkies
I like Twinkies. Twinkies may be the ultimate junk food. They have no redeeming nutritional value. They are simply lots of empty calories, surrounding poofs of air, and encased in preservatives. No one really knows the shelf life of a Twinkie…none has ever expired! (In my defense, it has been a year since my last Twinkie!) What about spiritual junk food junkies? Are you a spiritual junk food junkie? We might be a spiritual junk food jun...
Storytime longtime staple at Chanute’s library
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter “Story telling is a most rewarding occupation,” former Children’s Librarian Virginia Broderson told the Chanute Tribune regarding the introduction of Saturday story hour in 1950. While story hour then may not have been as interactive and exciting for children as at the Chanute Public Library’s Children’s Room today, its creation was what inspired many of the happenings that have taken place over the ye...
Prefer Wii over I
The Nintendo Wii was among the top 10 gifts for Christmas this year. I have a Wii which I enjoy. It is something a person can either play alone or with others. When I play it by myself, it is great exercise and fun, but when I play it with someone else, it takes on a new joy (and competition). Those who know me can attest to the fact that I am not a good loner. I prefer WE over I. That is why I bought a Wii. I probably wouldn’t have bought ...
Programs for Kansas Day announced
TOPEKA — The Kansas Historical Society invites the public to participate in Kansas Day commemorations Jan. 27-30. Although Kansas Day is officially Saturday, Jan. 29, this year’s events span several days to kick off a year of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of Kansas statehood. The Historical Society’s Kansas Day events include: • Kansas 150 Stamp First Day of Issue Ceremony – This ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday,...
— Neosho Memorial Board of Trustees, noon, east classroom
Today, Jan. 19 — Neosho Memorial Board of Trustees, noon, east classroom. Thursday, Jan. 20 — Christian Women’s Club “Happy New You Brunch,” 9:30 a.m., Mo Gedi’s. Call 431-9271 by Jan. 17 for reservations. — Gear Grinder’s monthly meeting, 6 p.m., New Chicago Room across the street from Benchwarmers. Any street rod or antique vehicle owners invited. — PEO, Chapter DD meets with Dorie Slane at 7 p.m. Founder’s Day Program. Saturday, J...
Chanute teen dreams of NASCAR
Stu Butcher Tribune Reporter Soon-to-be 19-year-old Paden Phillips, Chanute, has always been in to racing, whether it be bikes, scooters, hot wheel cars, anything he touched. But now he’s got much bigger aspirations when it comes to racing. Phillips has earned a spot in Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle. Based in Sacramento, Calif., it is an established talent scout and development program which provides long term, comprehensive racing and ca...
— Just Another Tuesday meal, 5-6:30 p
Today, Jan. 18
— Just Another Tuesday meal, 5-6:30 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church, 7th and Kansas. Everyone welcome.
— Operation Soupline committee, 7 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Wednesday, Jan. 19
— Neosho Memorial Board of Trustees, noon, east classroom.
Thursday, Jan. 20
— Christian Women’s Club “Happy New You Brunch,” 9:30 a.m., Mo Gedi’s. Call 431-9271 by Jan. 17 for reservations.
— Gear Grinder’s monthly meeting, 6 p.m....
NCCC makes personnel changes
There were a number of hirings and promotions at Thursday’s meeting of the Neosho County Community College Board of Trustees. In the consent agenda, the board moved Kerrie Coombs from Financial Aid Director to Talent Search Academic Advisor, moved Kara Hale from Financial Aid Clerk to Financial Aid Director, hired Linette Burton as part-time Financial Aid Clerk, hired Debbie Eagle as Library Associate, accepted the resignation of Kayela Hor...
University of Kansas sannounces Spring 2013 candidates for degree
LAWRENCE -- The names of more than 4,500 candidates for degrees at the University of Kansas this spring - representing 95 Kansas counties, 41 other states and the District of Columbia, and 42 other countries - have been announced by the University Registrar.
The Class of 2013 includes more than 1,440 students who completed degree work in summer and fall 2012. Because KU conduct...
County reorganizes for 2011
ERIE — Newly elected commissioner Mike Schoenhofer served at his first meeting of the Neosho County Board of Commissioners on Friday morning. The commission: • Approved a Cereal Malt Beverage license for David Kramer to sell at retail for consumption on the premises of Tony’s Function Junction at Erie for a one-day fundraiser. — Authorized a check to Travis Russell in the amount of $2,550 for Tract #33, to Tom Pugh in the amount of $2,300...
Dr. King blazed trails of civil rights movement
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter The civil rights movement was a momentous occurrence in American History. The span of the movement was from 1896 until the segregation of races was banned by the Civil Rights Act in 1964. The civil rights movement is most popularly remembered because of a man named Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King had a way with words, swaying the opinions of the most important people in America, eventually becoming...
No filings yet in Neosho County races
No candidates had filed for the April 5 election in Neosho County as of Thursday afternoon. All of the school districts and city councils in the county will have positions up for election this spring, as well as the Neosho County Community Board of Trustees. The deadline for candidates to file is noon Jan. 25. Candidates for school districts and the NCCC board must file for election at the Neosho County Courthouse in Erie, while candidates...
Parkinson pardoned two of ‘Wichita 8’ who fled U.S.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City, Kan., woman is making plans to see her father for the first time since he fled the country fearing imprisonment 40 years ago, when she was only 4. Jackie Johnson said that until last year, she hadn’t spoken with her father, Frederick Umoja, since she was 8 years old. The two have spent the past seven months reconnecting and are planning a family reunion. Umoja and seven other black men were convicted...