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Local - October 27, 2014

Monday, October 27, Noon – 6:00 p.m.
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WE’RE MOVING – Southern Pioneer Electric Company – A NOT FOR PROFIT UTILITY – We apologize for the inconvenience. We will be moving to our new office location! THEY WILL BE CLOSED THE REST OF THIS WEEK AND REOPEN IN THEIR NEW LOCATION ON MONDAY – To serve you better with even more space, we are moving to a new facility on 101 S. Main Street in Medicine Lodge. Our telephone and fax number remain the same. It is a pleasure to be your power provider and we look forward to being able to serve you better in a more spacious building. THANK YOU for your support. We hope you will get acquainted with our new office soon!!

MEDICINE LODGE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OPEN HOUSE: 710 N. Walnut, Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Please park in the south parking lot and enter through the clinic entrance. Ribbon cutting 3:00 p.m. at front entrance. Guided tours will be provided beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the dining room. Refreshments served.

SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS: The SCCF will award its 2014 Barber County grants at a reception at 6:30 p.m., Monday, November 3, in the Fellowship Hall of the Medicine Lodge United Methodist Church.

CHICKEN & NOODLE DINNER: Dinner served on Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 11:30 to 1:30 P.M. at St. John Lutheran Fellowship Hall, Nashville, Kansas. Free will donation. Come and enjoy chicken and noodles along with mashed potatoes, French bread, vegetable, salads, and drinks! Also a variety of desserts will be available. Sponsored by St. John Dorcas Women’s Society of Nashville, KS.

ST. BONIFACE ALTAR SOCIETY ANNUAL FALL DINNER: Sunday, November 2nd. Serving begins at 11:30 a.m., St. Boniface Parish Center, Sharon. Turkey or ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, hot roll, cranberry salad, dessert and a drink. Carry out dinners available. Call 620-294-5221.

PUMPKIN PATCH PARTY: Wednesday night, October 29th, 6:30-8:00 p.m., First Christian Church, 300 S. Main. All children kindergarten and under MUST be accompanied by a parent. Join us for carnival games, prizes, and lots of fun! Hot dogs and mac and cheese for everyone! Costumes welcome but not required. Bring your parents too!

KIDS CAMP FUNDRAISER: Frito Chili Pie, Homemade Cinnamon Roll, & Drink - $5.00 per person. First Assembly of God Church, Wednesday, October 29 from 6-8 PM

TRUNK OR TREAT: Friday, October 31 from 6:30-8:00 PM, Safe. Easy. Fun. First Assembly of God Church-Hwy 281. Tons of Candy for kids ages 0-12. Bringing Light to the Darkness!!!

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.

NOTICE: AA meetings are Tuesday nights at 8PM at the Presbyterian Church.

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.

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.

MEMORIES WANTED: Dub Rickard would like to invite those with memories of bygone Peace Treaties to share those memories on paper. Whether a prairie flower or a wagon driver, a cowboy or a cavalryman, he would like to encourage everyone to write them down and give them to Jan Wade at the Lincoln Library.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 p.m.

YOUTH EVENTS: Youth Events at the United Methodist Church have begun. Extreme Kids Club - Pre-K (age 4) through 6th grade 4:00-5:15. MYF - 7th-12th graders 7:00-8:00.

T-SHIRTS: Historic Barber County t-shirts are available! The shirt celebrates the various communities in Barber County, current and past. Created in conjunction with Fincher's Findings in Medicine Lodge, the shirts are being sold to help support the operation and upkeep of the Heritage Center facility. You can contact Lois @ 620-886-5242 for more information.

NOTICE: The Barber County Health Department will no longer be having an open clinic on Wednesday afternoons for Immunizations. Due to insurance changes and the manner in which State vaccine is handled, it will be necessary to make appointments for immunizations. To reduce the in-office wait time, we would like for each client to call for an immunization appointment with the following information: the name of the insurance company, prior authorization phone number, and the card holder’s account number. Our office will contact the insurance company in advance of the scheduled appointment. Phone number: 620-886-3294 or 1-800-748-5788. We will still be providing State vaccine for those with State Insurance, and private vaccine for those with private insurance. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make these changes.








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General election
is Tuesday, Nov. 4

By Doris Sorg
The Gyp Hill Premiere
It is that time; political ads are everywhere. They fill your mailbox; they are on the other end of your phone line; they are in newspapers, on television, social media and the radio. Many of those ads do not tout what they believe and want to achieve but the shortcomings and wrongdoings of their opponent. Citizens are inundated with such a huge amount of conflicting information that without spending time searching out the truth, the voting process becomes an eeny, meeny, miny, moe activity.
The effort of doing your own political investigation is well-worth the reassurance that you are voting for the politician who best represents your own personal values and ideals as well as what is best for our government, state and country. Which politicians stand solidly behind the Constitution of the United States, the foundation this country was built on, and which ones believe in diluting the laws and truths the country was built on.
There are available websites to check on the incumbents’ history of participation and voting. Check out business owners who are running for office; if they lack the needed characteristics to run a business, how much more deficient will they be in running the government. Talk to people who are involved in politics and seek answers to your specific questions.
Vote to honor the many who have given their lives in the past for this country. Vote for the future so that upcoming generations can continue to enjoy the freedom that so many have fought and died for. Vote because you are a citizen and you have the right and freedom to vote and you want to protect your rights and your freedom.
Your ballot will include the following candidates to vote for National Offices: United States Senate: Randall Batson, Greg Orman, and Pat Roberts.
Randall Batson – Libertarian Party – Wichita – 38 years of age – phone number: 316-204-1392 – e-mail: – website: – education: Associate’s Degrees in Aviation Maintenance Technology and Welding Technology – occupation: Quality Assurance Inspector at a manufacturing facility – experience: none.
Greg Orman – Independent Party – Olathe – 45 years of age – phone number: 913-499-0000 – e-mail: – website: – education: bachelor’s degree, economics – occupation: businessman – experience: none.
Pat Roberts – Republican Party – Dodge City – 78 years of age – phone number: 785-354-4728 – e-mail: – website: – education: bachelor’s degree, Kansas State University – occupation: U.S. senator - experience: U.S. senator, 1996-present; 1st District congressman, 1980-96.
United States House of Representatives: Mike Pompeo and Perry L. Schuckman.
Mike Pompeo – Republican Party – Wichita – 50 years of age – phone number: 316-633-4700 – e-mail: – website: – education: bachelor’s degree, engineering management, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, law degree, Harvard Law School – occupation: Representative, 4th District – experience: U.S. Congress, 2011-present.
Perry L. Schuckman – Democrat Party – Wichita – 55 years of age – phone number: 316-684-5484 – e-mail: – website: – education: bachelor’s degree, San Jose State University; Masters in Public Administration, Wichita State University – occupation: businessman/nonprofit executive – experience: none.
Your ballot will include the following candidates to vote for State offices: Governor/Lieutenant Governor: Sam Brownback/Jeff Colyer, Paul Davis/Jill Docking, and Keen A. Umbehr/Joshua J. Umbehr.
Sam Brownback – Republican Party – Topeka – 57 years of age – phone number: 785-234-3456 – e-mail: – website: – education: bachelor’s degree, Kansas State University; law degree, University of Kansas – occupation: Governor – experience: Governor since 2011; U.S. Senate, 1996-2011; U.S. House, 1995-1996; secretary, State Department of Agriculture, 1986-1992.
Paul Davis – Democrat Party – Lawrence – 42 years of age – phone number: 785-856-3430 – e-mail: – website: – education: bachelor’s degree, University of Kansas; law degree, Washburn University – occupation: attorney – experience: State House, 2003-present; House Minority leader, 2008-present.
Keen A. Umbehr – Libertarian Party – Alma – 55 years of age – phone number: 785-765-2626 – e-mail: – website: – education: bachelor’s degree, Kansas State University; law degree, Washburn University School of Law – occupation: attorney – experience: board member, Rural Water District 2011-2013; school board member, Mill Creek Valley USD 329, 1989-1993; councilman, city of Alma, 1987-1993.
Secretary of State: Kris Kobach and Jean Kurtis Schodorf.
Kris Kobach – Republican Party – Piper – 48 years of age – phone number: 913-731-6602 – e-mail: – website: – education: bachelor’s degree, Harvard University; law degree, Yale Law School; master’s degree and doctorate in political science, Oxford University – occupation: Secretary of State; attorney; former professor of law, UMKC Law School; counsel to U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft – experience: Overland Park City Council, 1999-2001; state chairman of the Kansas Republican Party, 2007-09.
Jean Kurtis Schodorf – Democrat Party – Wichita – 64 years of age – phone number: 316-768-8830 – e-mail: – website: – education: Bachelor’s degree, University of New Mexico; master’s degree and doctorate, Wichita State University; postdoctoral work in educational administration – occupation: speech language pathologist for Wichita Public Schools and rehabilitation for senior citizens – experience: State Senator, 12 years; Wichita school board, 12 years, president of the board, three years; Commission on the Status of Women; Commission on the Status of the Handicapped Citizen Participational Organization, five years.
Attorney General: A.J. Kotich and Derek Schmidt.
A.J. Kotich – Democrat Party – Topeka – 68 years of age – phone number: 785-478-4942 – e-mail: – website: – education: bachelor’s degree, Northwestern Oklahoma State University; law degree, Washburn University School of Law – occupation: lawyer focusing on labor and employment law – experience: none.
Derek Schmidt – Republican Party – Independence – 46 years of age – phone number: 620-779-1000 – e-mail: – website: - education: bachelor’s degree, University of Kansas; master’s degree, University of Leicester; law degree, Georgetown University – occupation: Attorney General – experience: State Senator, 2001-11, Majority Leader 2005-11.
State Treasurer: Carmen Alldritt and Ron Estes.
Carmen Alldritt – Democrat Party – Topeka – 63 years of age – phone number: 785-234-0425 – e-mail: – website: – education: University of Kansas – Occupation: retired from State of Kansas, business development consultant, part-time apartment manager – Experience: Harper City Council; Harper County Treasurer; director, Motor Vehicles, State of Kansas; KPERS Study Commission; KPERS Employer Advisory Council.
Ron Estes – Republican Party – Wichita – 58 years of age – phone number: 785-217-7280 – e-mail: – website: – education: bachelor’s degree; master’s degree in business administration – occupation: Kansas State Treasurer – experience: Kansas State Treasurer, 2011-present; Sedgwick County Treasurer, two terms; elected by peers as Midwest Regional Vice President of the National Association of State Treasurers; former vice chairman of the Kansas Republican Part; precinct committeeman.
Insurance Commissioner: Dennis Anderson and Ken Selzer.
Dennis Anderson – Democrat Party – Overland Park – 57 years of age – phone number: 913-475-5273 – e-mail: – website: – education: bachelor’s degree, Kansas State University – occupation: small-business owner of insurance school – experience: none.
Ken Selzer – Republican Party – Leawood – 61 years of age – phone number: 913-777-8245 – e-mail: – website: – education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Kansas State University, Master’s of Business Administration, University of Southern California – occupation: Executive Managing Director at Aon Benfield – experience: Fairway City Council member.
Other names you will find on your ballot will be Kyle D. Hoffman, Coldwater, who is running unopposed for State Representative for the 116th District and Gaten T. Wood, Sharon, who is running unopposed for Barber County Attorney. Candidates for Township Clerks will depend on the Township in which you live.
The majority of the backside of the ballot is for the retention of judges. Listed for the Supreme Court are Eric S. Rosen and Lee Johnson. Listed for the Court of Appeals are Stephen D. Hill, Patrick D. McAnany, Kim R. Schroeder, Henry W. Green, Jr., Anthony J. Powell, Tom Malone, Michael B. Buser, and Melissa Taylor Standridge. Listed for the District Court are Francis E. Meisenheimer, R. Scott McQuin, and Larry T. Solomon. Listed for District Magistrate Judge is Richard N. Raleigh.
The question on the ballot states: The constitution currently prohibits the operation of lotteries except for specifically authorized lotteries. A raffle is a lottery and is illegal under current law. A vote for this proposition would permit the legislature to authorize charitable raffles operated or conducted by religious, charitable, fraternal, educational and veterans nonprofit organizations subject to the limitations listed. Nonprofit organizations would be prohibited from contracting with a professional lottery vendor to manage, operate or conduct a charitable raffle.
A vote against this proposition would continue the current prohibition against all raffles.
Registered voters can vote in advance at the County Clerk’s Office from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. up to October 31st and on November 3rd from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Deerhead, Eagle, Medicine Lodge One, Medicine Lodge Three, Medicine Lodge Four, Mingona, Elm Mills, Lake City, McAdoo, Medicine Lodge Two, Medicine Lodge Five, Nippawalla, Sharon, Sun City, Turkey Creek and Valley/Isabel can vote at The Heritage Center from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on November 4, 2014. Aetna, Elwood/Hardtner, Hazelton, Kiowa East, Kiowa West and Moore can vote at the Kiowa Community Building from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Church Directory
Holy Rosary Catholic Church 
300 Curry Lane
Mass 6 p.m. Saturday.
Pastor Fr. Cosmas Nwosuh

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.
Pastor Matt Wilkerson

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. Pastor David Tanner

St. Mark Episcopal Church
Second and Walnut
Morning Worship, 9 a.m.
Karen Lemon Vicar
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.
Pastor Dennis L. Fangmeyer
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.
Pastor: Jeff Woods

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.
Pastor, Dennis L. Fangmeyer
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.
Pastor Dale Thiele  886-3903