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Scripture of the Day
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” — Matthew 7:7, 8, New International Version
Fashion study of ’60s
NEW YORK (AP) — Peace, love and neon. Those are the back-to-school buzzwords for a generation too young to remember those fashion themes the first time around, or even the second. This celebration of feel-good prints, including peace signs, flower power and butterflies, occurs against a backdrop of psychedelic colors and runs straight through toddlers to teens, fueling a 1960s redux by way of the ’80s. (There also were a lot of ’60s influen...
Vegetarian colony shortlived in history’s pages
Editor’s note: This is another in a series of articles about the people and places in Chanute-area history. Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter For a brief time in the mid-1850s, the area of what is now northern Neosho County and southern Allen County was both the edge of the frontier and home to a short-lived vegetarian colony named Octagon City. Octagon City grew out of the reform movements of the early 19th century. Not only did reforme...
Community Foundation lends a hand
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor The Terry Woodbury Project, also known as Kansas Communities, has made an impressive impact on Chanute, resulting in the formation of Vision Chanute, which has completed many positive projects. Another plus has been realized from Chanute’s participation in the program — the formation of the Chanute Community Foundation. CCF is “a means to enhance the life of the Chanute citizens, promote economic v...
Back to School supplies: What to get
Chanute Elementary School Kindergarten 8 Glue sticks (no liquid glue) 4 Boxes of 16-count basic Crayola crayons (skinny) no florescent 1 Pair Fiskar school scissors (metal tip) 1 Dozen #2 pencils (skinny) with erasers 1 Plastic school box (5” x 8”) 1 Backpack (no wheels) 2 Boxes of Kleenex 1 Box Prang watercolors 1 Small sport bottle for water 1 Box quart-size baggies (boys) 1 Box gallon size baggies (girls) First grade 1 Dozen...
Too much homework? Parents, schools seek balance
The Associated Press Christina Harris doesn’t believe kindergarteners should have homework. So at the beginning of her son’s kindergarten year, she flat-out told the teacher he wouldn’t be doing any. “I don’t believe that there’s any use for it,” said Harris, of Federal Way, Wash. “I think that’s a complete waste of childhood.” A grassroots parents movement has taken hold in recent years calling for less — or at least better — homework. B...
Scripture of the Day
“Thomas said to Him, ‘Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.’” — John 14:5-7, New American Standard Bible
Extension’s future focus of meeting of two counties
Tribune staff ERIE — Forming an Extension district will be the focus of a meeting between Extension County executive boards from Allen and Neosho counties at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Southeast Area Extension Office, 308 W. 14th. Neosho County commissioners heard Friday that Extension boards from both counties will be meeting with Jim Linquist, Kansas State Universitiy assistant director of field operations, during the meeting. The meetin...
25 years ago (1984) Self Service Grocery, Main and Evergreen, advertises pink salmon, $1.99 a can; ramen noodles, 6 packages $1.00; bananas, 3 lbs. $1.00; cabbage, 13 cents a pound; and red onions, 3 lbs. $1.00. 50 years ago (1959) Pictured in the Tribune are winners of trophies and awards at the junior golf tourney at Chanute Country Club. The winners include Rickey Alexander, Ken Malson and Dale Steinman. 75 years ago (1934) A governm...
Neosho County extends curriculum for fall
Tribune Staff Neosho County Community College will offer several new classes for the 2009-10 school year, including Energy Management, Sustainable Energy, Energy Auditor Training and Aviation Science. Students in these classes are able to obtain a certificate or, with the addition of general education courses, the certificates can be used toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Energy Management or Sustainable Energy Installation...
A PASSION FOR GOLF
Tribune Sports Editor
Nancy Isaac discovered the game of golf at an early age and fell in love with it right away.
And while golf has always been a part of her life, the Chanute resident has rediscovered a true passion for the game in recent years.
That’s been evident this summer.
With tourney win after tourney win, Isaac has established herself as one of the best women’s golfers in Southeast Kansas, if not the state.
“I set some...
— Chanute Farmers Market, 8 a
Today, August 8
— Chanute Farmers Market, 8 a.m., Katy Park.
— Dog Wash, 9 a.m. to noon, Breiner’s Feed Store, 900 W. Main. Donation of $10 benefits Castaways.
— Spray Park ribbon cutting and picnic, noon, HIghland Park.
— Chanute Historical Museum, 1 to 4 p.m., O. E. Elm.
— Stark United Methodist Church VBS Childrens’ Performance and Ice Cream Social, 6:30 p.m.
— Thayer Amateur Hour, 7 p.m., to continue until Labor Day, at the park.
Rep. Moran tours Neosho Memorial
Stu Butcher Tribune editor U.S. 1st District Rep. Jerry Moran got a first-hand look at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center’s $20 million expansion on Friday afternoon. Moran is a candidate to replace Sam Brownback in the United States Senate in 2010. He also serves on several congressional committees in Washington including the committee on agriculture, veterans affairs and transportation and infrastructure. Dennis E. Franks, CEO,...
The Cooleys in free concert Sunday at Central Park The Cooleys, Haskell and JoLee will present a gospel music program, “A Time for Refreshing” 2 p.m. Sunday at Central Park Pavilion. The event sponsored by Faith Bible Church is free of charge. This family’s style of music is easy-listening and is designed to be enjoyed by young and old. The Cooleys fulltme music ministry takes them throughout the U.S. and Canada. CCT’s musical OLIVER!...
Tips for parents: Get to know child¬¥s friends
Kansas State Extension MANHATTAN — Parents who insist on choosing — or trying to manage — a child¬¥s friends can be doing their child a disservice, said Charles A. “Chuck” Smith, Kansas State University Research and Extension child development specialist. Learning to choose a friend and nurture a relationship builds life skills, Smith said. Early on, a mother or father who takes a child to the park will get acquainted with other parents ...
Well, all good things must end, they say, and the end of summer vacation was eased today for the Buffalo youth. The city’s annual “splash and spray” day was held Wednesday, August 5 in the small city park and was enjoyed by 25 happy kids. Rick Haney cooked up some tasty burgers and hot dogs with all the fixings and the kids all had fun. Thanks to Pete and Traci Kuhn and Rick Haney for their help. It was nice having our new residents come ou...
Dorm cooking, dining hall options
The Associated Press Once upon a time, eating in a college dorm meant soup in a hotpot or getting pizza delivered. The most interesting thing about the campus dining hall was often the salad bar. No more. These days, college students have gourmet palates and a growing interest in preparing their own food. Mini-refrigerators and microwaves in dorm rooms are as essential as laptops. Chefs drop by dorm kitchens to give lessons, and dining hal...
Dog Wash Saturday at Breiner’s Feed Store Castaways Animal Shelter and Sanctuary is sponsoring a Dog Wash on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Breiner’s Feed Store, 900 W. Main. Donation of $10 benefits Castaways. K-47 bridge to close for deck repairs Next Monday, Aug. 10, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to close the Neosho River Bridge on K-47 for repairs and resurfacing to the bridge deck. The steel truss bridge is ...
PSU intern organizes historical society photos
Stu Butcher Tribune editor What better place for a History teacher to spend his summer than a museum. Craig Reaves, rural Chanute, is digitizing files for Chanute Historical Society as an intern provided by Pittsburg State University. A History teacher for 10 years before returning to farming, Reaves takes classes to renew his teaching certificate. His job this summer has been to scan pictures from albums and labeling them in computer f...