Filing deadline Tuesday for April election
The filing deadline for all positions in the spring election on April 2, 2013 is Tuesday, Jan. 22 at noon.
These are the positions up for election in April:
The terms of Pat Griffith, Kevin Berthot and Charles Boaz on the Neosho County Community College Board of Trustees are up. All three have filed or are in the process of filing for re-election.
On the USD 413 School Board, Larry Taylor, Mike Aylward and Jonathan Johnson’s terms are up. A...
NMRMC receives Level IV Trauma Center designation
Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center has received another honor for its wall of recognition.
The Emergency Department at Neosho Memorial in Chanute has been recognized as a Level IV Trauma Center by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).¬†
“On behalf of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, we would like to acknowledge Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center for their commitment in providing care to trauma patie...
Veterans in turn thank Erie students
ERIE — Erie Elementary School students have been surprised to learn the depths of importance to some people of a simple “thank you.”
Erie High School students researched to find names of all past and military personnel in the area, and invited each of them to be honored during its annual Veterans Day ceremony.
While all of the veterans walked away with certificates honoring them for their service, fourth-grade tea...
Southeast Kansas, Inc. holds annual meeting
SEK Inc. had dinner, reorganized and handed out awards at its annual meeting at The Venue on Main Thursday.
SEK Inc. works on economic development in the region, as well as acting as a legislative liaison advocating for southeast Kansas issues with lawmakers.
Board Vice President Don Alexander officiated the meeting as president Yvonne Hull was unable to attend due to illness.
At the meeting, all but one board ...
Elwood manager of G&W in Chanute
There’s a new face in town who needs an introduction.
G&W Foods has a new manager since last fall
Kevin Elwood, previously of Ozark, Mo., has been managing the store at 517 W. Main since Sept. 10.
Elwood has been managing grocery stores for various companies for 23 years, receiving his first managerial position at age 20.
Elwood said he has more background in larger grocery stores, but has experience with stores of all sizes. His strengths ...
4-H reporters earn state honor for club’s notebook
Jolly Go-Getters 4-H Club reporters Rayanne McKinsey and Kim Yarnell, Southwest Extension District, were among seven award winners selected for outstanding news writing abilities by the Kansas 4-H Foundation.
The judging was based on clippings submitted in a reporter’s notebook. County winners were submitted for state competition.
Yarnell is junior reporter and Mc-Kinsey senior reporter for the Jolly Go-Getters.
Other winners were Sydney Barn...
City commission approves 2006 building code
After some discussion, the City Commission approved the adoption of the state’s version of the 2006 building codes at its regular meeting Monday night.
This business has been ongoing for a few months. The city had previously approved the 2006 building code as part of the consent agenda, but for the building codes to be legal they must be passed as an ordinance, separate from other items.
The most current code is t...
Nightmarish email threatens area resident
Talk about a nightmare! Rural Chanute resident Ken Lott had one Monday night, but he was awake.
“I couldn’t sleep at all last night,” Lott said, after receiving a threatening email.
The extortionist threat, which is considered a scam to entice a reply in order to invade the recipient’s computer, read on the subject line, “I AM WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY..
After the lead, Good Day Friend, it read a haunting “Am very sorry for you my friend, ...
Galesburg company builds outdoor stoves
GALESBURG — When a company that built outdoor, wood-burning stoves went out of business, two Galesburg brothers saw an opportunity to fill the void.
Kelly Coover and Bryan Coover bought the assets of Heat Source 1 in March and moved the company from Beatrice, Neb., to the CVR Manufacturing plant in Galesburg. Although CVR now builds the stoves, the Coovers kept the brand name Heat Source 1 for their new product.
Erie students grow tasty veggies for school lunch
ERIE — Erie Elementary School food service director Judy Magner knows a lot about food, but she had never seen anything like the purple bell peppers the students had grown in the school greenhouse.
On top of a tub filled with different kinds of tomatoes, as well as white, yellow, orange and red bell peppers, were the purple peppers the students had harvested and brought to her.
Last spring, Erie fourth- and fifth-...
NCCC offers optional matching retirement fund
The Neosho County Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a formal amended agreement with One America for retirement services to provide an optional matching retirement fund for all full-time contracted employees. Chad Boaz will be the local representative of that service. The match provided is $25 per month per employee. If the employee does not remain with the College for 10 years a portion of the college’s match of the funds will be returne...
Count to determine number of SEK homeless
SEK-CAP and the Southeast Kansas Regional Homeless Providers Network, Girard, are gearing up to conduct a comprehensive count of all people in the region who are experiencing homelessness. This effort is part of the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandated, national Point in Time Count. The efforts to identify exactly how many are without housing will take place Jan. 23-30. The results of the 2011 count indicated tha...
Furniture from Atwood motel goes to Faith House
A single donation has spawned other gifts and is affecting people on opposite ends of Kansas.
When the mother of the Rev. Shelly Holle of First Presbyterian passed away last year, money in her parents’ will became available to help the people of Atwood, near the northwest corner of the state.
The money was used to help purchase a motel that forms a triangle with the local hospital, Rawlins County Health Center...
Chanute resident part of new FEMA Corps
Stacey Sexton of Chanute is one of hundreds of young leaders recently deployed to New Jersey and New York as part of the nation’s first class of FEMA Corps, a new unit of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps.
FEMA Corps is an innovative partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Corporation for National and Community Service for individuals ages 18 to 24. Hurricane Sandy is par...
Borjas celebrates life, 73rd birthday
Isabelle “Hazel” Borjas of Chanute will be able to count life among her 73rd birthday presents Monday.
Borjas left the hospital Dec. 4 after being treated for Pneumonia, Anemia, and other issues and was doing well until Dec. 26, when she woke up her daughter Maria Rita early in the morning saying she wasn’t feeling good.
Borjas is diabetic, but blood sugar tests revealed no problems there. Borjas continued to feel...
Diet suggestions for healthy living
Dear Reno:¬†I want to start eating healthy this year. With so many “Diets” out there, could you tell us which one is the best? Thank you – H. M.
There is a plethora of diets and eating plans which are available nowadays — whether on the Internet, television shows, books, magazines or even friends and acquaintances.
According to a recent U. S. News & World Report, the DASH Diet Eating Plan has been named the best overall diet for the third yea...
County accepts vehicle bids
ERIE — At Friday’s meeting of the county commission, Neosho County Sheriff Jim Keath presented bids on vehicles from dealerships that have a vehicle on the lot and bids on vehicles he would have to order. The commission moved to purchase for $28,999 a Chevrolet pickup on the lot from Ranz Motor Company, Chanute. This was not the lowest bid, but time to deliver ordered vehicles was four to six weeks or more.
Trace Hallack, EMS director for Neo...
Students take serious mock accident involving texting
USD 413 public relations
By the end of the day, the “mock accident” and video from the hospital emergency room and district courtroom had stunned and sobered the crowd of Chanute High School students and reduced many to tears.
Everywhere she looked in the high school auditorium, students were crying, said Belle Cockrell, one of three FCCLA students who organized the Grim Reaper event at the high school.
“I think they were very ...
Afterschool program targets reading skills
USD 413 public relations
Sometimes, it just takes a little more time to get children where they need to be.
At Chanute Elementary School, some teachers are providing that extra time by staying after school to work on reading skills with small groups of children.
Instead of getting on the bus or going home at 3:30 p.m., 22 third, fourth and fifth graders meet in the school gymnasium for a snack and some exercise. Re-energized, t...
McMahan enjoys volunteer Soupline salesmanship job
Larry McMahan has been selling advertisements for Operation Soupline placemats for about three years, but this is the first year he’s been the only one doing it.
“It takes a lot out of you when you’re the only one,” he said.
Operation Soupline and the Kiwanis pancake breakfast sell $20 business card sized ads on placemats to businesses or organizations that want to advertise, with about 24 ads per placemat. The pl...