KICKING BEAR Camp out and Archery Shoot: May 29-30 in the Gyp
Hills. For Youth ages 5-15 accompanied by family or adult mentor.
Nature hikes, dinner, campfire and music, safety meeting, Archery
Shoot, lunch and awards. Pre-register at kickingbear.org. For more
information, go to facebook.com/mlkickingbear or call 620-886-3903.
AREA MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES: American Legion Post #98 of Isabel will
be having Memorial Day Services on May 25, 2015 at the following
Coats - 8:30 a.m.
Sawyer - 9:30 a.m.
Nashville Lutheran - 10:15 a.m.
Nashville Liberty - 10:30 a.m.
Isabel - 11:30 a.m.
MEDICINE LODGE MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE: The Memorial Day service
honoring all veterans will be held on Monday, May 25, 2015 at 10:00
a.m. at Highland Cemetery. VFW Post #7625 will be in charge of the
NOTICE: City Hall will be closed Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day,
Monday’s trash will be picked up on Tuesday. 2015 Swimming Pool
passes are available at a reduced price beginning Monday, May 18th –
RELAY FOR LIFE: “Swing Your Partner” to Relay For Life! Friday, May
29th in the MLHS Gym. You can “bow to your partner” at the Survivor
Reception at 6:00 p.m. We will “Do Si Do” into Relay at 7! Teams
will “promenade right” around the track! Be “Square”…help us fight
GYP HILL YOUTH RODEO: Rodeo Fridays are as follows: May 15, May 29,
June 5, June 12, June 19 and June 26 (finals), 7:00 p.m. each night.
Youth Rodeo: Ages 6 through 18. Events: Barrels, Goats, Flags,
Poles, Dummy and Live Roping. For entry fees and information contact
DeWayne and Kim Roland 620-886-5660 after 6:00 p.m. Registration
closes on the Monday before each Rodeo.
Lions Calendar Fundraiser: Orders for the Annual Community Birthday
& Anniversary Calendar are being taken by Lions Club members during
May. Anyone who was not listed on the current calendar may call
Roger Lukens (213-3117) to get their family birthdays and
anniversaries listed. Calendars are still $5 each. The calendar
usually includes over 500 resident listings and ads of 48 sponsoring
businesses. New calendars cover September 2015 thru August 2016 and
will be distributed in August. This community fundraiser helps
maintain the Lion’s Scout House for Boy Scouts, provides local
student scholarships, and supports several eyesight preservation
ALUMNI BAND: Were you in the MLHS Band? We need 100 former band
members to commit to participating in the MLHS Alumni Band at the
Peace Treaty in September. If you are interested in participating,
please go to the MLHS Alumni Band Facebook page to post your
response or contact Marsha Hoagland Koch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HARPER COUNTY YOUTH RODEO: Any youth 18 and under. Attica Saddle
Club Arena. For details and information contact Chad Carlisle, (620)
243-2331, Justin Kerr, (580) 491-9285 or Cindy Boden-Brown, (620)
NOTICE: The Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital and Physicians Clinic
will be offering free sports physicals for three days this summer.
The dates are June 15, 16 and 17 of 2015. We will be doing these
starting at 9:45 am until 5:00 pm by appointment only. Please call
620-886-5949 to schedule your sports physical.If you are unable to
schedule your sports physical on one of these three dates a $25 fee
will be collected at time of service. This fee cannot be filed with
VFW POST #7625 U.S. FLAG RETIREMENT SERVICE AND CEREMONIAL FLAG
BURNING: Tattered U.S. Flags are being collected at Lincoln Library,
Black Diamond Express, and The Stockade Museum. Gather yours today
and drop them off at these locations or if needing them picked up,
call The Stockade Museum at 620.886.3553. The VFW Post #7625 U.S.
Flag Retirement Service
and Ceremonial Flag Burning will be held Sunday, June 14, 2015.
FREE CAMPING: First Assembly Church will again offer free will
donation parking in our church parking lot for all Peace Treaty
Campers for the 25, 26, and 27. We will also have a pancake and
sausage breakfast on Sun 27th from 9:30-10:30 free will donation for
Peace Treaty guests.
NUTS: The Gyp Hills Pilot Club has a new shipment of nuts: pecans,
walnuts, tropical mix. These may be picked up at the Lincoln
LEISURE CENTER: The Leisure Center is reaching out to the community
to ask for help in delivering meals and driving the bus. One day a
week (excluding Saturday and Sunday) is all you would be asked to
do. If you feel like you cannot commit to one day a week then sign
up as a reserve driver or deliverer. If you should need to be off,
someone will fill in. This is a wonderful service for our community
and certainly helps people who do not feel like fixing a meal or
just can’t because of health reasons. The saying “many hands make
light work” certainly applies to this situation. Drivers need a
valid driver’s license. Please call 886-3466 if you are interested.
VFW POST #7625: meetings are on the first Thursday of every month at
6:30 p.m. at the American Legion building in Medicine Lodge.
NOTICE: To obtain a burn permit, 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 Department and let them know the
address of where the burning will take place.
WELLNESS CENTER HOURS: Monday-Thursday 5:30 - 10:00 a.m. and
4:00-9:00 p.m.; Friday 5:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.,
Saturday 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
PLEASE HELP! MLGS is collecting Boxtops for Education. Please help!
Boxtops can be dropped off at the collection box at White’s
Foodliner or The Grade School office. The school gets 10 cents per
label so that really adds up! These labels are on products you
already buy every day! Thank you for supporting MLGS! Friendly
reminder to cut on lines. They have to be that way when redeemed.
SUPPORT THE INDIANS - Medicine Lodge Indian car tags now available.
Being sold as fundraiser for MLHS Booster Club. To get yours call or
text Shawn Liebst at 620-213-2094. These tags are $8. Tags also
available at Booster table at home games.
BUSINESS HOURS: Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital and Physicians
Clinic Admissions Office. Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Patients
can call to make appointments, make payments or general inquiries.
Providers continue to see patients Monday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to
12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 12:00
NOTICE: AA meetings are Tuesday nights at 8PM at the Presbyterian
FLAGS AVAILABLE: The VFW Post #7625 have flags available in three
different sizes: 3’x5’, 4’x6’, and 5’x8’. For more information,
contact Dallas or Patty Lawrence at (620) 886-5256.
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Exciting performers slated for
May’s Concert in the Barn
It is always fun to hear some new and powerful performers at the
Concert in the Barn. The venue for this month on Saturday, May 23
will include “Joyful Noise.” The “Joyful Noise” group will add some
variety for the evening’s entertainment. This ensemble is made up of
men from all walks of life in the Barber County area. Sometime ago
they began by singing with a community choir. The men had been just
missing singing gospel music so they began practicing more at local
churches just for fun. Their reputation for inspiring and uplifting
songs spread. They have provided some great sound at local events.
At one such event at Pratt Community College they were asked to be
an opening act for a concert series.
To become better organized and more efficient they determined that
Martha McDaniel would be their director. Elisa Stone is the
accompanist. The two have joined together with the nine men to make
up a dynamic group.
Besides the “Joyful Noise”, another addition to the May concert is
Curt Shoemaker. “The Shoe”, as he is referred to, is an accomplished
steel guitarist, entertainer and recording artist. He was a long
time steel player with Daryl Schiff. He will be the special guest
and playing with the band Isaiah. He is a member of the Kansas Steel
Guitar Hall of Fame.
As a kid he liked the sound of the steel guitar. At the age of six
he was part of his mother’s band at local community events. As a
rural kid from Ionia, Kansas he played with many bands and learned
to play more instruments. Finally he was able to purchase his own
steel guitar. With some time in Nashville, Tennessee under his
professional belt, he moved to Branson, Missouri and played in
several shows there. He gained more experience in the musical field
when he worked for KFRM Radio, Salina/Wichita as a band leader for
their radio road shows.
Curt is back at home in Ionia, Kansas. He continues to write songs
and performs his music across the nation.
Daryl Schiff continues to be part of the monthly Concert in the Barn
with his vocal and instrumental abilities.
Griffin Hopkins will return to the barn for a few songs. His
rendition of “My Girl is American Made”, was a huge hit at the last
concert. As a young man he is thriving with the structure from the
preparation for the musical evenings. The love that is shown from
the band and singers are helping him develop more confidence and he
is finding his voice. He has the potential to create a great vocal
Last month’s program also included David Earls. David drew applause
for “Only Make Believe” along with two other songs he delivered. He
has a strong voice and was a great addition to the entertainment for
There is a great deal of talented folks in the area that come to
entertain. Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 23, 2015 for the
Concert in the Barn. The hay rack rides and concessions begin at
6:00 p.m. The concert at 7:00 p.m. The complete evening is a free
and fun way to be social and enjoy these cool nights.
Follow the signs on the highway and find the huge barn. It is 7
miles west of Attica and 13 miles east of Medicine Lodge on highway