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Local - December 9, 2019

SNACK WITH SANTA: Sunflower Room at the Peoples Bank, Medicine Lodge. Saturday, December 14th, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by Epsilon Sigma Alpha.

BE THE LIFELINE PATIENTS NEED: Give blood. Monday, December 16, Noon - 6:00 p.m. at The United Methodist Church 108 E 2nd, Med. Lodge. For Appt. Call: 1-800-RED-CROSS locally call 886-3558 or visit Walk-ins accepted. Childcare will be provided. All who come to give at this drive will receive a $5 Gift Card by email, courtesy of Suburban Propane.

WINTER HOURS: The Medicine Lodge Stockade and Carry A Nation Home fall and winter schedule is in effect from Novermber 1, 2019 until April 1, 2020. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 12:00 -5:00; Saturday 10:30-5:00 and Sunday 1:00-5:00. We are happy to open other times for tours by prior arrangement.

Fresh nuts are here! Gyp Hill Pilot Club has their Fall shipment of nuts. Pecan Pieces, Pecan Halves, Walnuts and Cashews. Same price as last year. You may pick up nuts at The Lincoln Library or call Rosalee Armstrong or Joann Schields.

NOTICE: New Meeting Time! 7 p.m. at the Legion Bldg. Meetings will now be held on the 2nd Thursday of the month, and no longer on the 1st Thursday. We will be coordinating the VFW & American Legion meetings together.

United Methodist Extreme Kids Club: Since USD 254 students will be released at 2:30 each Wednesday, students can go directly to the Methodist Church for EKC. Parents will pick students up between 5:00 and 5:15. All students age 4 through 6th grade are welcome. Each student must have an enrollment form filled out and signed by the parent/guardian prior to attending. These forms can be picked up at the church office from 9:00 – 4:00 or can be accessed online at the church’s facebook page—Medicine Lodge United Methodist Church.

NOTICE: South Central Community Foundation “Youth Making A Difference” application are here at this link:
This is a great opportunity for South Barber 9-12th grade students to gain experience with grant selections, network for scholarships, build friendships, and resume experience! Please encourage your student to complete the application and thank you in advance for representing South Barber USD 255!!!

MOBILE PANTRY: Wednesday, December 18, 2019. Medicine Lodge United Methodist Church, 108 E. Second. 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Anyone who needs food assistance may attend. Guests sign in with address and number in household. Limit one visit per household.

SCAM ALERT: Businesses in the Liberal area have been targeted by scammers demanding payment or threatening disconnection. The number given to call back with payment is 866.985.8538, ext. 101. DO NOT CALL BACK OR PAY. Southern Pioneer Electric will never demand payment or threaten disconnection. If you receive a call demanding payment immediately, please hang up and call our office at 620.624.7433.

NOTICE: Help and hope for family and friends of alcoholics. Join us at Al-Anon (adults) at 7 and Alateen (youth) at 6 in the basement of the Kiowa St. John’s Catholic Church rectory (house on corner of Main and 10th). For questions or possible transportation, please call (620) 899-3268 or email

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 in Medicine Lodge, 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.






















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Kiowa Christmas Parade
One of Kiowa’s chamber of commerce Christmas in the Heartland parade winners. KDH Whoville float with staff, family, the Grinch, and Cindy Lu Who last Sunday evening, December 1, 2019.

An Old Fashioned
Christmas Celebration

The Greater Barber County Historical Action Association proudly presents "An Old Fashioned Christmas". This evening full of holiday entertainment will be December 15th. Starting at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30.
The talents of the popular group "Joyful Noise" will be performed. We are also blessed to have the local talents of Miss Sophie Dawson and Mr. Carson Cargill.
After Santa Claus makes his scheduled surprise visit, we will present to you the heartwarming Christmas skit "An Old Fashioned Christmas Tale" presented by the Heritage Center Players. Light refreshments will be served.
The admission is $10 for adults but children 12 and under are free. The Heritage Center, 1056 SE Isabel Rd. Medicine Lodge, KS. The corner of Hwy 160 and Isabel Rd.
Please make time to join us for a beautiful evening of entertainment celebrating the season.





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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.