Artist Alley: 39 years and counting
Wow! 39 years. Yes, today is the 39th Annual Artist Alley Festival. The event has seen many changes over the years. The first Artist Alley was conceived and co-chaired by Cecilia Beuligman and Ruth Mannoni, both board members of the 1969 Neosho Valley Art Council. The Board consisted of the following officers and members: Harold Tarple, President; Rev. James Peters, Vice President; Doris Dalton, Secretary; Robert Geiger, Treasurer; Maxine M...
Letter to the editor
No substance behind Obama’s promise of change
In regard to John Hager’s letter in the Chanute Tribune on Sept. 10, I would like to respond with a few observations of my own.
Sarah Palin’s speech had plenty to say about answers to the problems this country faces. And it is plain to see that the problems this country faces were brought about by the policies of the liberal Democrats.
You speak about this country not being able to afford four mor...
Where did my church go?
Rick Qualls First Baptist Church What happened to your church? Is your church changing? It used to be that everything was familiar and you knew what to expect. Do you remember when church windows were wide open because there was no air conditioning? The quiet drone of ceiling fans, the monotone of the preacher; heads started to nod. Ushers passed out cardboard fans. Did you wonder why the fans were always sponsored by a funeral home? T...
Welcome back, Jacque!
Conrad Froehlich Museum Director I’m pleased to write that following a six-month absence curator Jacque Borgeson has returned to the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum. Jacque started work on September 15 after completing duties at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in California. It is wonderful to have Jacque back! I want to thank our many museum members and supporters along with area educators for their patience. While we were without a cur...
Car accident kills one near Monarch
Fate or the intervention of providence – some working of chance – is felt by four Chanute young people to have saved them from being victims of the automobile accident near the Monarch cement plant south of Humboldt Sunday night – an accident which resulted in the death of William T. Murrow of Independence and injuries to Eddie T. Neyhard of Chanute and Miss Roberta Ralston of Iola. The car went off the embankment and rolled into the cooling...
Why are families so important?
Part of the Creating Strong Families series
I have done a lot of thinking lately about my own personal family relationships. It’s the family experiences, some good and some bad, that have shaped me, and everyone, into who they become. Where would I be without my current family members that I have a strong relationship with? They are my biggest champions in my life, always there to cheer me on with whatever might b...
What kind of wrinkles do you wear?
First Baptist Church
What kind of wrinkles are those? Laughter lines or worry creases? Wrinkles come. You pick what kind.
Joy or worry, happy or cranky, delight or grumpiness, all become facial billboard for the world to read. The ends of cranky lines point down. Joyous wrinkles point up. Even little children can read them. They are drawn to laugh lines but are tentative around those with worry furrows.
Joy wrinkles accompany twi...
NCCC Foundation launches
the ‘Beyond 70’ campaign!
The “Beyond 70” campaign will address a variety of deferred maintenance and renovation projects urgently needed at NCCC. In 2007 the State of Kansas enacted House Bill 2237, which provides charitable tax credits to address infrastructure maintenance needs, specifically for community colleges. The tax credits were implemented to encourage Kansas citizens to make larger, annual donations to community colleges to addr...
The start of the 2008-2009 school year has been filled with excitement and challenges. The excitement is obviously related to our new elementary school, very nicely remodeled middle school and new high school. Many of the challenges are also related to the same things. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your patience. As we have tried to get the construction phase of the projects completed, we have encountered some signif...
NRA Recovery Act
From the microfilm files of the Chanute Tribune as prepared by the Chanute Historical Society. Terming the National Recovery Act the “only thing in sight that will save this nation,” Col. Ruby D. Garrett, general counsel for the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, told a group of nearly 150 business men and women on August 3, 1933 that there is no other course than to follow the principals of the act as outlined under the direction of Presiden...
Lessons in wellness from Rooks County
Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending the dedication of the new Rooks County Health Center in Plainville. It was a wonderful occasion for the people of Rooks County; a community vision they worked hard to make a reality. The original hospital was built in 1955 and for its era, was a state-of-the-art facility. It was meant to serve a growing community, who valued life in a rural setting and were finding new prosperity in the surro...
Letter to the Editor
Teen pregnancy not the new moral standard I have been following Governor Palin since she has been a candidate for Vice President of the United States. Sen. McCain, the Republican candidate for President of the United States, is now asking the people of America to not judge them on the issues of the day in America but judge Gov. Palin and Sen. McCain on their pasts. Issues mean nothing anymore, they say. The Republicans tell us how very, v...
The Manhattan Mercury on heating bills: If the only higher bill Kansans will face in the next couple of years is the roughly $10 increase that Westar Energy seeks in monthly utility rates, consumers might not have objected as vociferously as they did at a Kansas Corporation Commission hearing. Unfortunately, it won’t be the only higher bill. The cost of simply driving to the grocery store is going up, as is the tab at the checkout line. Cl...
Take in more than rides at state fair
Lois Carlson Guest Columnist The Kansas State Fair has been an annual event in Kansas for generations. If you haven’t ever attended the Kansas State Fair, I urge you to consider doing so. There are so many things to do and see and the thousands of people who attend daily, give it an atmosphere that is unique. For some, the state fair is all about the carnival and the many rides and game stands where you can win, if you are lucky, stuffed ...
Plant seeds, anyway
Pastor Gerry Sharp First United Methodist Church The parable of the sowing of seeds found in Matthew 13 is a call to everyone about living out God’s plan. Not everything in life cooperates with that plan, not even our own plans. Sometimes we have lay-offs from jobs which has happened here. Sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate and crops are lost. Sometimes we get discouraged in the midst of life. The parable shares the work of the sower...
Green. At what cost to businesses and consumers?
Few would disagree that being responsible stewards of the Earth and our environment is the prudent thing to do, with well-thought-out actions. But recent legislative efforts, an onslaught of media coverage and celebrity activism trumpeting a rapidly approaching global warming catastrophe are moving the issue, seemingly unchecked, toward one direction – over-regulation and taxation. Without a clear understanding of the impact of these actions...
Retail work week reduced to 52 hours
Chanute Historical Society One of a series Almost 100 percent cooperation on the part of Chanute retail merchants has been obtained by the committee appointed by the Chamber of Commerce to circulate an agreement providing that Chanute stores open at 9 o’clock and close at 5 during the week and remain open from 9 in the morning to 9 in the evening on Saturday. The agreement had been signed by thirty-nine Chanute merchants before noon today...
Son’s dorm room brings back memories for dad EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Following in your father’s footsteps by attending the same university is one thing. But moving into the same dorm room as your dad? Mike Robell has found himself in B310 in Emmons Hall at Michigan State University — the very same room occupied by his father in 1978. What are the odds? The East Lansing university has about 8,000 rooms. The freshman’s father, Rich Rob...
Weather the storm with Jesus’ help
Rick Qualls First Baptist Church The old salts were sea veterans, faces weathered, with strong muscles from pulling nets loaded with fish. The storm came without warning. But the sailors were confident. They had¬†been in¬†storms before. One sailor with braggadocio said, “This is nothing.....you should have sailed in that¬†storm 20 years ago. What a storm. We were real sailors in those days! This? Nothing!” But in lightning flashes weath...
Letter to the editor
Parking issues a problem at NCCC dorms I am writing this message to inform all concerned Neosho County taxpayers, students and any other concerned persons that may be living in the dorms, attending classes, employees of NCCC. Also the residents on 10th Street, and some city of Chanute employees that may be responsible for caring for the streets of Chanute during inclement weather on 10th Street. The problem is not enough parking spaces in...