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Local - June 27, 2016

RED HILLS REGIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: will meet June 28, 2016 in the Barber County Annex Meeting Room at 9:00 a.m. The main items of discussion will be Goal Action Plans including review of the comments and responses from the Kansas Water Authority.

CARRY’S AT IT AGAIN: Neither bar in Medicine Lodge will escape the attention of Carry A. Nation on July 12, 2016. More information in next week’s paper.

CANDIDATE’S PUBLIC FORUM: Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at The Leisure Time Center, 213 N. Main Street in Medicine Lodge.

Summer Movie Night! "Miracles From Heaven" PG on Tues, July 12 & Sun, July 17 @ 7:30 PM, $5.00 donation or FREE with guest at 1st Assembly of God Church-Hwy 281

FREE BIKES: The Medicine Lodge Ministerial Association and the Pratt Optimist Club will be giving away free bikes to anyone ages 14 and under who needs one on Saturday, June 25 at 9:00 a.m. at the Medicine Lodge Grade School (first come, first served). A parent or legal guardian will need to be present to sign a release form.

SHARON PARK FUN DAY: July 2nd, starts 8:00 a.m. with a fun run and ends with a street dance featuring Lane Haas, Ian Hawkins, The Redneck Astronauts, and Cynthia Rausch. Full concessions with homemade goods for sale as well as lots of raffle items. Advanced raffle tickets are available at the Peoples Bank of Medicine Lodge and Sharon offices and the Anthony Farmers Coop in Sharon. All proceeds to benefit a new structure to our park and park improvements!

MEMBERSHIP: Perhaps your ‘Friend of the Stockade Museum’ membership has expired. Become a Friend of the Stockade Museum for another year and enjoy these benefits:

*Free Admission for Members

*Discounts for all persons with you each time you visit.

Yearly Membership:

*Individual - $15

*Family - $30

*Donor - $50

*Patron - $75

*Corporate -$100

Call the museum at 620-886-3553 or visit us during our Summer Hours, 10:30 A.M. till 5:00 P.M.

ART SHOW: Blackfoot Willie's Art Show. June 4th - 25th at the Lincoln Library, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday. Everyone welcome to stop by!

CONCERT IN THE BARN: Saturday, June 25. The barn is 3 miles east of Sharon. The free show and concessions includes hayrack rides, country oldies and gospel music. Hayrack rides and concessions start at 6:00 p.m. with the concert starting at 7:00.

THE STOCKADE MUSEUM: will be happy to put your extra annual flowers to good use in their pots for the visitors to enjoy. If you would like to donate annual flowers, bring them to the Stockade Museum during the hours of 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Any left over bags of potting soil would also be appreciated and put to good use!

BOY SCOUT TROOP #227 IS REFORMING: for boys ages 12-18. For more information, contact Brian Withrow at (620) 213-0391.

PUBLIC FORUM: A public forum will be held once again at the Leisure Center before the upcoming election to give the public the opportunity to become more informed before they vote. The details will be announced at a later date.

FREE Sports Physicals: The Physicians Clinic at the Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital would like to announce the dates for our FREE sports physicals this year. They will be given on May 31, June 14, June 28, and July 12. There will be a $25.00 charge for sports physicals done outside those dates. To schedule your FREE sports physical, call admissions at (620) 886-5949. Thank you for allowing us to take care of your kids!

UPDATED NOTICE: Due to fire damage, KREJ was broadcasting on 91.5 FM. KREJ is back on 101.7 FM with a new antenna and KSNS has returned to 91.5 FM.

SUMMER FOOD: Summer meals are available to all kids age 18 and younger at no cost. To eat ~ just show up! From 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Medicine Lodge Grade School Cafeteria at 320 N. Walnut on Mondays through Fridays beginning May 9, 2016 (except on holidays). Adult meals cost $3.80. Summer meals give you the energy needed for fun in the sun! Sponsored by USD 254. The Institution is an equal opportunity provider.

IRS SCAM: is one of the scams now prevalent in the area. Please remember to never give out any important information or numbers over the phone, ever. Ask for a call-back number and seek advice from a trusted individual before answering any questions. If the caller is threatening or pushy in any way, just hang-up. Hanging up is not bad manners; it is protecting yourself against scams.

SATURDAY HOURS: NBCRC Wellness Center will now be offering Saturday hours of 8 - 11 a.m.

NOTICE: The Barber County Sheriff's Office is asking that if you need fingerprinted for Concealed Carry, Teacher, or for any other reason, please do not fill out the fingerprint card. With our new machine we will enter all information needed to fill the card out. The Sheriff's Office does not charge for fingerprinting and the hours for this are 12:00 pm-1:00pm and 4:30pm-5:30pm.

NUTS: The Gyp Hills Pilot Club has Pecan Halves, Pecan Pieces, Cashews and Tropical Mix. You may pick these up at the Lincoln Library during library hours or call a Pilot Club member.

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.

CUB SCOUTS: The Medicine Lodge Lions Club is reforming Cub Scout Pack 227. All boys from first through fifth grade, or between the ages of 7 and 10 years old, and their parents are eligible to join. For more information contact Brian Withrow at 930-2006 or

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 Office and let them know the address of where the burning will take place.

FLAGS AVAILABLE: The VFW Post #7625 have flags available in three different sizes: 3’x5’, 4’x6’, and 5’x8’. For more information, contact John Peirson at (620) 388-1459.

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.

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 - Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday 6:30 a.m. - 2 :00 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.

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.

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

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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Anderson Creek Wildfire classified as accidental

The Anderson Creek Wildfire was so named from the location in which it started in Woods County, Oklahoma along Highway 64 on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Strong winds from the south pushed the flames northward into Kansas and caused what turned out to be the largest fire in Kansas in recorded history.

Fire investigators out of Oklahoma have come to the conclusion that the fire was "accidental". Speculations include the possibility of the fire being started by radial tires. Several pieces of tire tread and radial tire cables from a semi tire were located in the area during the investigation. There were reports that due to friction, the cables from the radials had ignited fires in several other areas.

There is a 337 page publication of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group called the Guide to Wildland Fire Origin and Cause Determination. It is designed for use in the field as a guide for wildland fire investigations.



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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