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Local - February 19, 2018

NOTICE: Barber County Commissioners have implemented a burn ban. It is in effect until further notice.

POTATO BAR DELUXE: Leisure Time Center, 213 N. Main, Sunday, March 11, 2018, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Salad, multiple toppings, desserts, tea and coffee. Free will donations. Drawing for handmade quilt - must attend Potato Bar. Need not be present to win. Thank you for your support.

Open Auditions!

We're at it again!

The Heritage Center Players are holding open auditions on March 7th 2018 at 7:00PM at the Heritage Center, 1056 SE Isabel Road in Medicine Lodge, KS for their upcoming production of "And Then There Was One - A Spoof" by Michael Druce. We're seeking to fill roles for 5 men and 5 women. Production dates are April 27th, 28th and 29th 2018

If you've been in a play before, or feel like trying out your acting chops, we'd love to have you come try out for a role! Portions of the proceeds from Heritage Center Players productions go towards scholarships and also to support the operation and upkeep of The Barber County Heritage Center.

CONQUER SERIES: The Battle Plan for Purity. February 24, 2018. First Christian Church, 300 S. Main, Medicine Lodge. Registration is at 8:00 a.m. Begins at 8:30 a.m. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Kerry at 620-213-0939 or Kory at 620-886-0152. Everyone Welcome!

LENTEN MEALS: The Medicine Lodge Ministerial Association in observance of Lent is having our community Tuesday Lenten Meals. Everyone is invited to attend as our community of faith comes together. Lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:20p.m. Supper is served from 6 - 6:20 p.m. A freewill offering is taken to help support the Ministerial Association. Come and join with others in our community on Tuesdays for soup, sandwich and spiritual food.


February 20 - First Christian Church

February 27 - United Methodist Church

March 6 - Community Bible Fellowship

March 13 - First Christian Church


March 20 - Holy Rosary Catholic Church

March 27 - Assembly of God

SPAGHETTI SUPPER: SonShine Puppet OutReach Annual Spaghetti Supper. Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. First Christian Church, Family Life Center. Puppet shows all evening. Free will donations toward Spring Puppet tour. Everyone welcome.

NUTS: Gyp Hills Pilot Club has a new shipment of nuts. Pecan Halves, Pecan Pieces, Cashews, Walnuts. May be picked up at the Lincoln Library or call Rosalee Armstrong: 620-886-3598 or Joann Schield: 620-770-1414. Just in time for the Holidays!

ANNUAL PANCAKE FEED: American Legion Lorraine Post 98 in Isabel will hold its annual pancake, egg, and sausage feed on Saturday, February 24th from 4 -7 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Isabel.

Stockade winter hours: Monday-Sunday 1:00-4:00 P.M. Closed on major holidays.

FLU SHOTS: If you are over 65 and or disabled, you can call the Health Department (620-886-3294) and set up a time to come through our drive through and get your Flu Vaccine. You do need to call and make sure a nurse is available. This way, you don’t have to get out of your car and come in!

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NOTICE: AA meetings are Tuesday nights at 7PM at the Presbyterian Church.

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.

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.



















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Hospital Auxiliary met

The Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital Auxiliary met February 3, 2018 at the Senior Center.

President Jo Ann Wortman called the meeting to order followed by the installation of officers for 2018. New officers are: President - Virginia Moody, Vice President - Jo Ann Wortman, Treasurer - Rosalee Armstrong, Secretary - Pearl Conaway, Communications - Luella Hargett.

A big thanks to all officers of 2017 for a job well done.

Minutes were read and financial report was given followed by old and new business. The rest of the meeting was spent making valentines for the patients and hospital staff while enjoying cookies made by Rosalee Armstrong.

The Auxiliary meets the first Tuesday of each month and would welcome anyone who wants to drop by to find out more of what we are.






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Church Directory
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.