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Local - February 24, 2020

Kiowa Senior Center: The first lunch at the center will be held on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 12 noon. This will be a Pot Luck Dinner.

CHILI FEED: American Legion Riders Annual chili feed. Saturday February 29, 11:00-2:00. Chili from mild to wild, with all the trimmings. Will be a free will donation. Cinnamon rolls will be an additional charge.

Homemade Frito Pie, dessert and drink $5.00. To Go and Delivery Orders Welcome.
1st Assembly of God Church
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
5:30-7:15 p.m.

BARBER COUNTY RESIDENTS: Local Law Enforcement is sponsoring a FREE Defensive Driving Class for Barber County residents ages 14-18. Class will be taught by Kansas Highway Patrol Lieutenant Bryan K. Quick. WHEN: Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. WHERE: Barber County Courthouse Annex, 211 E. Kansas Ave., Medicine Lodge Participants must preregister and there is a minimum enrollment that must be met for class to be held. Registration will be open until class is filled. Class size is limited, so please register ASAP and plan to attend.
A certificate will be provided upon completion of the class that can be submitted to your automobile insurance provider for a discount that is good for 3 years.
E-mail with participant name, address, date of birth, phone #, and e-mail address to register for this class.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES ARE COMING ! Beginning February 15 through March 3, Girl Scouts from the Kiowa-Hardtner-Hazelton area, who have over 2,100 boxes of cookies, are ready to sell DIRECTLY to you (no orders). These cookies are part of an annual tradition which empowers girls through development of confidence, courage and character. There are eight delicious cookie varieties: Thin Mint, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Shortbread, Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lot and S’mores. Each box sells for $5.00. The local Girl Scouts program is part of the Girl Scouts of the Kansas Heartland, which serves girls and adult volunteers in an 80 county area. For more information or if you are missed, please call Carra Mayberry at 620 825 4708.

SCREENING: SCKSEC PreK teachers have been given screening dates for the Spring. Kiowa's screening will take place at the Methodist Church on Thurs. March 12, 2020 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

WINTER HOURS: The Medicine Lodge Stockade and Carry A Nation Home fall and winter schedule is in effect from Novermber 1, 2019 until April 1, 2020. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 12:00 -5:00; Saturday 10:30-5:00 and Sunday 1:00-5:00. We are happy to open other times for tours by prior arrangement.

Fresh nuts are here! Gyp Hill Pilot Club has their Fall shipment of nuts. Pecan Pieces, Pecan Halves, Walnuts and Cashews. Same price as last year. You may pick up nuts at The Lincoln Library or call Rosalee Armstrong or Joann Schields.

NOTICE: New Meeting Time! 7 p.m. at the Legion Bldg. Meetings will now be held on the 2nd Thursday of the month, and no longer on the 1st Thursday. We will be coordinating the VFW & American Legion meetings together.

United Methodist Extreme Kids Club: Since USD 254 students will be released at 2:30 each Wednesday, students can go directly to the Methodist Church for EKC. Parents will pick students up between 5:00 and 5:15. All students age 4 through 6th grade are welcome. Each student must have an enrollment form filled out and signed by the parent/guardian prior to attending. These forms can be picked up at the church office from 9:00 – 4:00 or can be accessed online at the church’s facebook page—Medicine Lodge United Methodist Church.

NOTICE: South Central Community Foundation “Youth Making A Difference” application are here at this link:
This is a great opportunity for South Barber 9-12th grade students to gain experience with grant selections, network for scholarships, build friendships, and resume experience! Please encourage your student to complete the application and thank you in advance for representing South Barber USD 255!!!

NOTICE: Help and hope for family and friends of alcoholics. Join us at Al-Anon (adults) at 7 and Alateen (youth) at 6 in the basement of the Kiowa St. John’s Catholic Church rectory (house on corner of Main and 10th). For questions or possible transportation, please call (620) 899-3268 or email

SCAM ALERT: Businesses in the Liberal area have been targeted by scammers demanding payment or threatening disconnection. The number given to call back with payment is 866.985.8538, ext. 101. DO NOT CALL BACK OR PAY. Southern Pioneer Electric will never demand payment or threaten disconnection. If you receive a call demanding payment immediately, please hang up and call our office at 620.624.7433.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: You are invited to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program, Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at First Christian Church, 300 South Main Street, Medicine Lodge. Celebrate Recovery may help you become free from addictive, compulsive, and dysfunctional behaviors. Women and men are invited. For more information, call (620) 886-3743.

FOOD DRIVE: All six locations of Farmers Co-op Equity Co. are conducting a food drive and are collecting items for the benefit of local food banks. All community members are urged to do their part and donate food items to help local friends and neighbors in need.

NOTICE: To obtain a burn permit in Medicine Lodge, go to the City Office before burning. There is no charge and it is good for 30 days. Also, please remember to call the Sheriff’s Office and let them know the address.






















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South Barber USD 255 recognized Rex Zimmerman for all his support and excellent journalism with the Kiowa Newspaper! He received a plaque and a standing ovation from the fans at the homecoming Basketball game! Thank you, Mr. Zimmerman!




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Holy Rosary Catholic Church 
300 Curry Lane
Mass 6 p.m. Saturday.

Community Bible Fellowship
Isabel Road & Curry Lane
Worship at 9:30 a.m. Teaching at 11 a.m.
Teaching Elder - Dwain Richert  886-9805

Cross Winds
109 W. First
Medicine Lodge, KS 67104
Pastors Rick & Vickie Moore

First Baptist Church
900 Guffey Street
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11 a.m.
Sun. Evening Service 7: p.m.
KREJ Radio Hour - 9 a.m. Sundays
Wed. 7:00 p.m.

First Assembly of God
701 N. Iliff
Rev. Rodney M. Worsham
Sun: Sunday School  9:30
Morning Service 10:30
Children’s Church 10:30
Evening Service 6:00
Wed Night Bible Study/Kids Activities/Revived Youth: 7:00

Southern Baptist Mission
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.
Youth Group 6 p.m. & Evening Service 7 p.m.

St. Mark Episcopal Church
Second and Walnut
Morning Worship, 9 a.m.
Wednesday night Bible Study
 7:00 p.m.

St. John's Lutheran Church
Nashville, KS
Sunday School 9:45  a.m.
Worship  Service 8:30 a.m.
886-3397 or 246-5220

Sun City Baptist Church
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
Sunday night & Wednesday evening
Service 7:00 p.m.

First Christian Church
300 South Main
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Tom Walters 886-3743

First United Presbyterian Church
201 North Walnut
Worship Service, 9 a.m.
Contact: LeAnn Colborn

-Trinity Lutheran Church
-Guffey and ElDorado
Sunday School 9:45  a.m.
Worship  8:30 a.m.
886-3397 or 246-5220

United Methodist Church
Second and Walnut
Worship Service 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.