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Local - May 22, 2017

AREA MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES:American Legion Post #98 of Isabel will be having Memorial Day Services on May 29, 2017 at the following locations: Coats - 8:30 a.m. Sawyer - 9:30 a.m. Nashville Lutheran - 10:30 a.m. Nashville Liberty - 11:00 a.m. Isabel - 11:30 a.m.

MOBILE PANTRY: Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Medicine Lodge United Methodist Church, 108 E. Second. 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Anyone in need of food assistance may attend. Guests must sign in with address and number in household. One visit per household.

Medicare? "But I’m Not That Old… Yet!" Need Information to Navigate the Maze of Medicare? The SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging is sponsoring a meet-and-greet Medicare informational meeting at 5:30 on May the 25th at the Senior Center of Medicine Lodge (213 N. Main, Medicine Lodge) to explain Medicare to those nearing Medicare age. This is a short, to the point, in-a-nutshell presentation with questions afterwards for those who have a need for more in-depth knowledge. These programs will be presented by: Rick Schaffer, Information and Assistance Director, Senior Health Insurance Coordinator. Michael Johnson, Family Caregiver Coordinator, Senior Health Insurance Counselor for Kansas. Lori Gerard, Information and Assistance Specialist, Senior Health Insurance Counselor for Kansas. Please call 620-225-8230, 800-742-9531 to register or if you have any questions. You may also register online at

MEMORIAL DAY: The VFW of Medicine Lodge will be conducting a memorial service at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 29, 2017 at the Highland cemetery. The public is invited to attend the event and encouraged to participate with the honoring of all those who served in the armed services and are now buried in the cemetery. The area around the small chapel will be where the event will take place. The VFW Members and Auxiliary will be placing flags on the graves at 8:00 a.m. in the morning if any of the public wish to help with this task. If additional information is needed you can contact Phillip Sill at 620-886-5166.

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.

David Felio Family Fund: In reference to the passing of David Felio and the great need for the family, monetary donations are being accepted in both North Barber County and South Barber County. Donations can be dropped off at The People's Bank in Medicine Lodge or given to Konnie Lukins in Kiowa. Konnie's phone number is 620-886-2081. Contact person in Medicine Lodge is Deb Bell at 620-886-5852. Checks should made out to The People's Bank.

FREE MOVIE NIGHT: The Medicine Lodge Ministerial Alliance Association invites all youth and adults (ages 12 and up) to a FREE showing of the Movie, "THE CASE FOR CHRIST" rated PG. The Kiowa ChiefTain Theatre is showing the movie on Tuesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 25 as well but the Wednesday, May 24 night is a special FREE screening for Medicine Lodge church members and residents and their guests ONLY.

This event is sponsored and funded by the Medicine Lodge Ministerial Alliance. Load up a carload of youth, bring a friend, make it a date night, all ML youth and adults are welcome. Support this faith based movie!

Church vehicles and vans will be providing transportation for local youth (6-12 grade). Vehicles will be leaving the high school parking lot at 6:00 PM for Kiowa.

NEW HOURS: The Stockade Museum will be open Tuesday thru Sunday 1-4 p.m. and will be closed on Mondays. 209 W. Fowler, 620-886-3553.

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.

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.

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

FRESH NUTS: Select Jumbo Pecan Halves or English Walnuts, Halves & Pieces are available in 1-lb. pkgs. The fresh nuts are being sold by Gyp Hills Pilot Club and are available at the Lincoln Library during regular hours or by calling Rosalee Armstrong at 620-886-3598.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.



























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Free Lunch Program

By Jessica Wright

The Gyp Hill Premiere

For the second year in a row, the USD 254 will be offering free lunch for children up to 18 years of age. Adult lunches will be $4.

This program started when Karla Kassler approached the school board last year expressing concern over some of the students during the summer. She had asked different contacts about similar programs and decided that it was worth a try.

Lunches this year will run from June 1st through August 4th and will be offered Monday through Friday with the exception of the 3rd and 4th of July. A menu will be hanging on the door and is also available for students to pick up.

Kessler is striving to make this an every year occurrence as long as funding is available. Robin Callis will be coming down during the lunches this year to give presentations on nutritional education. Lunches will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.


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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.