AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Monday, October 27, Noon – 6:00 p.m.
United Methodist Church
108 E 2nd, Med.Lodge
For Appt. Call: 1-800-RED-CROSS
locally call 886-3558
or visit redcrossblood.org
SAVE LIVES – GIVE BLOOD!
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
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
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
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
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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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: email@example.com – website:
http://batson4senate.weebly.com – education: Associate’s Degrees in
Aviation Maintenance Technology and Welding Technology – occupation:
Quality Assurance Inspector at a manufacturing facility –
Greg Orman – Independent Party – Olathe – 45 years of age – phone
number: 913-499-0000 – e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org – website:
www.ormanforsenate.com – 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: email@example.com –
website: http://robertsforsenate.com – 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.
Mike Pompeo – Republican Party – Wichita – 50 years of age – phone
number: 316-633-4700 – e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org – website:
www.pompeoforcongress.com – 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: email@example.com –
website: www.kansas4perry.org – education: bachelor’s degree, San
Jose State University; Masters in Public Administration, Wichita
State University – occupation: businessman/nonprofit executive –
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: firstname.lastname@example.org – website:
http://brownback.com – 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,
Paul Davis – Democrat Party – Lawrence – 42 years of age – phone
number: 785-856-3430 – e-mail: email@example.com – website:
www.davisforkansas.com – education: bachelor’s degree, University of
Kansas; law degree, Washburn University – occupation: attorney –
experience: State House, 2003-present; House Minority leader,
Keen A. Umbehr – Libertarian Party – Alma – 55 years of age – phone
number: 785-765-2626 – e-mail: Keen@KeenForKansas.com – website:
http://KeenForKansas.com – 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: firstname.lastname@example.org – website:
http://kansansforkobach.com – 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: email@example.com –
website: www.jeanforkansas.com – 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org – website:
http://kotichforkansas.com – 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: Derek@derekschmidt.org –
website: www.derekschmidt.org - 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: email@example.com –
website: http://carmenalldritt.com – 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: firstname.lastname@example.org – website:
www.kansansforestes.com – 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;
Insurance Commissioner: Dennis Anderson and Ken Selzer.
Dennis Anderson – Democrat Party – Overland Park – 57 years of age –
phone number: 913-475-5273 – e-mail: email@example.com
– website: www.dennisandersonforkansas.com – 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: firstname.lastname@example.org – website:
http://kansansforselzer.com – 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
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.