RESCHEDULED: Due to inclement weather predictions, the annual
meeting of the Barber County Conservation District was cancelled
January 14. Prior to cancellation, efforts were on-going to contact
everyone who had made reservations to notify them of the
cancellation and rescheduling. The meeting will now be held on
Monday evening, January 30, 2017 at the Heritage Center in Medicine
Lodge, 6:00 PM. If you would like to attend, please contact the
Conservation Office at (620) 886-5311
EARLY DEADLINE: We are requesting that anything you have for the
February 13, 2017 edition be to us by February 8 at noon. The reason
for the early deadline is a Navy Graduation for the son of Kevin and
Ronda Noland - Nick Noland.
KIDZTURN FUNDRAISER: Medicine Lodge First Assembly of God is
hosting a Kidzturn fundraiser on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, from
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Get a warm Frito pie, homemade cinnamon roll,
and drink for $5.00. Additional donations appreciated. Dine in,
delivery, and carry out. For more information, call (620) 886-3588.
CORRECTION: An unintentional misstatement of fact was included in
last week’s BOE article stated that Southern Pioneer donated
$26,000, it was $2,600. We also reported that the Board did not
approve the compressor for the chiller at the central office and
they did make that approval. We apologize for the error.
GYP HILLS PRESCRIBED BURN ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
The Gyp Hills Prescribed Burn Association will hold its Annual
Meeting Tuesday, January 31st,
at Buster’s Saloon in Sun City, KS. The meeting will begin at 7:00
p.m. and is open to members and those interested in prescribed
burning as a management tool of native grassland. The meeting agenda
will include informational post- Anderson Creek Wildfire updates,
some business items, and the scheduling of 2017 prescribed burns.
Annual membership fee is still $25 per ranch. Come early and enjoy
some good food and fellowship as Buster’s will open at 6:00 p.m. for
meeting participants. For more information, call Tom Carr at
DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE: Third Annual Daddy Daughter Dance will be
held on Saturday, February 4, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Heritage
Center, 1056 SE Isabel Road, Medicine Lodge, Kansas. This event is a
wonderful opportunity for a dad and his daughter(s) to get dressed
up, dance, socialize, and make special lifelong memories together!
There is no age limit. Light refreshments served. There will be a
photographer taking and selling pictures. Cost of the dance is $5
per person in advance and $7 per person at the door. Advance tickets
may be purchased at Strong’s Insurance in Medicine Lodge.
NOTICE: All Christmas decorations at Highland Cemetery must be
picked up by March 1, 2017.
Masonic Foundation Scholarships:
Kansas Masonic Foundation has scholarships of $500, $1000, and
$5000 for universities, junior colleges, and Kansas technical
schools. Apply online at KansasMasonic.Foundation/scholarships by
March 31, 2017.
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,
and dysfunctional behaviors. Women and men are invited. For more
information, call (620) 886-3743.
PILOT CLUB SCHOLARSHIP: Gyp Hill Pilot Club in Medicine Lodge
will award a $400 scholarship to a student who will be pursuing an
education in a medically related field. Apply through the
scholarship application process at the High School. Applications are
due by March 1, 2017.
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.
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.
NUTS: The Gyp Hills Pilot Club has a new shipment of pecans
(halves and pieces), walnuts, and cashews. They may be purchased at
the Lincoln Library, or call a Pilot member. For more information,
contact Rosalee Armstrong at (620) 886-3598.
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: 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.
NOTICE: AA meetings are Tuesday nights at 8PM at the Presbyterian
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.
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.
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.
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.