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Local - May 2, 2016

NOTICE: Due to fire damage, KREJ is currently broadcasting on 91.5 FM until repairs can be made.

CO-ED SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: Medicine Lodge Chamber of Commerce Annual Junefest Co-Ed Softball Tournament, June 4, 2016. Entry Fee $150 per team of 6 guys and 4 girls. Games at ML City Park, concessions provided. Contact Judd Dohrmann for questions or to register your team at 620-886-1057.

RELAY FOR LIFE: Save Saturday, June 18th on your calendar to participate in Relay For Life activities. Specific details coming in next week’s paper.

GIFTS FOR GRADUATING SENIOR: Give a gift that is a part of their community; one they will enjoy in the years to come. The Stockade Museum’s Gift Shop has several books available that share stories of Medicine Lodge including, A Kansas Frontier Town and The History of the Making of the Medicine Lodge Indian Peace Treaty Pageant, plus several other great books. The Museum’s hours are: Sunday – Saturday - 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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.

JOIN US! The Gospel Music Ministry group, Downings Plus, will be performing at the United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. and during the church service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 15. Chris Downing graduated from MLHS in 1968 and now lives in Gladewater, TX. He, his wife, Marlene, and group members perform throughout the country. There will be a potluck supper at 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening before their performance. The public is invited.

PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE AND ENROLLMENT: for the school year 2016-2017 at Helping Hands Preschool at the Methodist Church is Thursday, April 14th from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Please come and enroll your child for next year. If you know of any three or four year olds not in school, please let them know.

MOTHER’S DAY FUNDRAISER: Pies, breads, cinnamon and cherry rolls, and mini breads. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Barber County. Orders due by Friday, April 29th; orders come in on Friday, May 6th. Contact Deb Winter at Citizens Bank of Kansas, or by calling (620) 886-0381 or messaging on Facebook.

WILDFLOWER TOUR: Did you know that you can pick up a registration form for the 2016 Barber County Spring Wildflower Tour at the Stockade Museum? The tour is scheduled for Saturday, May 7th and the reservations must be prepaid and returned to the Barber County Conservation District office by May 2nd. Call 620-886-5311 ext. 3 for details. The Stockade Museum is open Sunday-Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and is located at 209 West Fowler St., Medicine Lodge, KS.

THE STOCKADE MUSEUM: 209 W. Fowler St., could use paper goods such as packages of white copy paper, paper towels, tall kitchen size trash bags, and toilet paper. Also in need of good clean rags for dusting and cleaning, disposable rubber gloves, and air fresheners. For more details, contact Kathy, Mariann or Virginia at 620-886-3553 between 1:00-4:00 P.M.

MLHS CLASS OF 1966 50TH REUNION: Classmates, please join us for our 50th reunion on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at 6:00 PM, at The Heritage Center. Call Becky Catlin, at 620-886-3688 (home) or 620-866-0788 (cell), for more details and information about how to register. If you're on Facebook, find us at MLHS Class of 1966 Reunion.

KINDERGARTEN SCREENING: Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2016, are asked to sign up for a Kindergarten Readiness Screening. The screening will take place at the Medicine Lodge Grade School on Friday, April 8th between 8:30 - 3:15. Parents are asked to call 620-886-5608 or drop by the grade school at 320 North Walnut Street to schedule a screening time for their child by March 31st. A copy of the State issued Birth Certificate and health assessment/current immunization record will be required before the child can be screened.

SATURDAY HOURS: NBCRC Wellness Center will now be offering Saturday hours beginning November 14, 2015 from 8 - 11 a.m.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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Wildflower tour is May 7

The benefits of some much needed gentle rains and a few days of warm sunshine are certainly transforming the recently burnt and blackened Gyp Hills of Barber County as carpets of green roll into deep canyons of stark cedar skeletons. Adding to the fresh rejuvenation of the scene are peeks of native wildflowers just in time for the Barber County Spring Wildflower Tour scheduled for May 7.

Registration begins at 8:30 AM at the Medicine Lodge High School where a continental breakfast is served before boarding buses for two wildflower identification sites. Knowledgeable guides will make the experience of identifying the wildflowers a lasting and enjoyable event. Guests will also have the opportunity to see portions of the countryside that have been impacted by the fire, while learning about the rebirth of native plant life. A drive through the Gyp Hills will lead to a charming guest ranch for a delicious barbecue lunch. We return to the High School around 1:30 P.M.

The cost for the tour is $15 which also covers transportation. Children 10 and under are FREE! This tour is a wonderful educational experience and can be enjoyed by people of all ages! It also falls on Mother’s Day weekend and presents itself a unique and memorable gift idea for mom!

Paid reservations are due by May 2nd and may be mailed to: Barber County Conservation District, 800 West Third Avenue, Medicine Lodge, KS 67104. For more information contact the Barber County Conservation District at (620) 886-5311 extension 3.


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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