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...
It’s been a busy year at Tri-Valley
It is hard to believe that it has been one year since I arrived at Tri-Valley. As I reflect upon what has occurred over the past year, I am excited about the progress and success we have achieved during that time. In this month’s column, I wish to share with you some of our more significant accomplishments. One of our accomplishments occurred in October of last year, when the staff, clients, family members, volunteers and both the Tri-Vall...
Questions raised about money
spent on Kansas schools
TOPEKA (AP) — The state’s looming budget problems are giving an unsettling edge to what educators recently described as positive news about Kansas’ public schools. One report to the State Board of Education last month said graduating Kansas high school seniors keep scoring better than the national average on the ACT college entrance exam. Another one said 94 percent of Kansas school districts and the state’s poorest schools saw sufficient i...
Changing law on slots at tracks iffy
Carl Manning Associated Press Writer TOPEKA (AP) — Time was when the Woodlands race track did a decent business. Then along came the Missouri riverboat casinos and tribal casinos in northeastern Kansas and things weren’t so good. Then last year, legislators enacted the expanded gambling law allowing slot machines at pari-mutuel tracks and creating four state-owned casinos, including one in Wyandotte County. Things worsened for the track. ...
Vision Chanute poised to
help with building a home
One of the five Vision Chanute goals is to “Involve Students in Building a Home and Help a Family Own It”. Through a partnership between Neosho County Community College and Chanute Public Schools, a generous land donation from Quest Resources, and use of a construction trailer donated by Cleaver’s True Value this goal is on its way to fruition this fall. Members of the Vision Chanute Build a Home Citizens’ Action Team met with college and sc...
Chamber assists Artist Alley event
September Chamber events start off with the First Thursday Coffee on Sept. 4 at 8 a.m. at the Tri-Valley Developmental Services Chanute Service Center, 3602 Johnson Road in the Safari Industrial Park. Please join us as we visit the new art lab and share announcements and information.
Then, just as in August, the month wraps up with an annual event - the Chamber Pancake Feed that kicks off Artist Alley Saturday, Sept. 27. Pancakes and sausage...
Letter to the editor
Re: Lois Carlson. I’ll introduce myself as being an old, in years and absence, former resident of Erie, having left in late 1935. However, with help from Judith Johnson, a daughter of Marion Richey with whom I attended school from second grade through Junior College, and reunions, I obtain information about Erie. Now I want to say thanks for your interesting articles in May about Judge Stillwell sent, of course, by Judith. I remember caref...
The Hutchinson News on Biden
as Obama’s vice presidential pick:
Critics were quick to theorize that Sen. Barack Obama’s decision to choose longtime Sen. Joe Biden as a running mate centered solely on the experience factor. Those critics should step back and review history.
Obama followed a long list of so-called inexperienced presidential candidates who chose seasoned running mates. Take the present occupant of the White House, for example.
Letter to the editor
Sidewalk needed as pathway
from clinic to hospital
As a concerned citizen of Chanute, I have often wondered why the City officials of our town haven’t provided a sidewalk for people who are walking to the Hospital or Ashley Clinic on South Plummer.
Just this past week, I passed by in my car and saw a lady pushing her baby in a stroller, coming from he south, and maybe coming from the hospital or clinic.
Let’s put a sidewalk on at least one si...
What is NBAF
and why should
we want it here?
Manhattan, Kan., has been listed as one of five finalist sites for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, or NBAF. A sixth option is remodeling Plum Island, where the lab is now. All indications point to the fact that the facility will be moved mainland.
My initial reaction was, “What if some virus or bacteria gets out of the facility?” I know this has to be on the minds of others.
If moved, this facility is going ...
What’s in a name? A lot, Slattery says
MANHATTAN (AP) — Jim Slattery sees something unsettling in the Biosecurity Research Institute at Kansas State University, and it’s not the boxy, industrial architecture. It’s the name of the building: Pat Roberts Hall. Roberts, one of the state’s two Republican senators, is seeking a third term this year. Slattery, a former congressman and Washington lobbyist, is his Democratic challenger. Slattery considers Roberts Hall a “monument to me...
A few details in place for Artist Alley
Main Street Chanute has had a very busy July and August appears to be the same. On July 25th the annual Cruisin’ 4 Bargain went off without a hitch, except for the extreme hot weather. People enjoyed looking at the 30 antique cars and car owners enjoyed taking part in the poker run. Winners were Keith Whitcomb $100 first place sponsored by Chanute Healthcare, Maurice Ranz $50 2nd place sponsored by Jack’s Auto Sales and Joshua Gull $25 worst ...
Building a house with faith
First Baptist Church
Faith can move mountains. Faith can build a house for homeless families. Faith can build Faith House.
Enter faith hero Rev. Shelly Holle. God called Pastor Shelly to dream of starting Faith House.
She was often called to help homeless families. However, churches have limited funds for intense needs.
It always made Rev. Holle sad to help one night or two. Help for a day did not solve a family’s problems. Tomo...
Paddling still allowed in Kansas
schools, but rarely used
A recent article on CNN’s Web site showed Kansas is one of 21 states in the union allowing corporal punishment in schools, 13 of which use it on a regular basis. The article showed that the punishment was used 50 times in the 2006-07 school year statewide. This got me to thinking: What is USD 413’s policy regarding corporal punishment? Superintendent Steve Parsons said that while state law and board policy permit paddling, it is not used i...
Senior High School problems studied
The big crowd that failed to attend the meeting of the Parent Teacher Association last evening missed some mighty interesting discussions. The talks dealt with the Senior high school and the problems peculiar to its students in May 13, 1915’s Chanute Tribune. The Association’s visiting committee, which has been soft-pedaling for some time, opened up a ginger jar and put a little “pep” into its report. It praised the building and the work be...