February 6, 2019 News

Birthdays: February 7, Jill Wierman, Pat Derr, Adam North, Mamie Rogers, Owen Keener; February 9, Austin Goddard; February 10, Kim Jay; February 11, Priscilla Jacobs, Sierra Pfeifer, Jeanette McCormick, Kelsee Hirsch, Jackson McGaughey; February 12, Bridger Baus.

Anniversary, February 10, Michael and Jerridy Morgan.

Bleeding Kansas Series 2019 at Constitution Hall State Historic Site in Lecompton, Sunday February 17, at 2:00 p.m. is entitled “Do Not Hurt: The Early Animal-Rights Movement and 1856 Kansas Free State Vegetarian Settlement” by Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart, authors and historians. Book signing follows presentation.

The soup was delicious at the Sons of the American Legion on Saturday night. There was big turnout.

We look forward to the Death by Chocolate event next Saturday night. Pack the City Building.

There were hunters enjoying the good weather this past week. Pheasant hunting ended January 31.

Now is the time to get that gift or plan a dinner out for your significant other as Valentine's Day is around the corner.


Patricia Petz:

When you get a recall on your vehicle you make an appointment to get it taken care of. Thursday afternoon, I needed to go to Lewis Toyota in Hays and have a newer airbag put in my van.  It's always better to be on the safe side when you get these cards in the mail.  It didn't taken very long and the update was free so you can't argue with that! 

Friday started very early as I needed to sub at the Elementary Building. There seemed to be a lot of things going on that day throughout the building.  After school, I stopped and visited with my mom, Mary Steitz, for awhile as she has not been feeling well this past week.  Then I was off for a fun evening in Hays.  First, I picked up a friend, Shirley Harp, and we went to supper at Guiterrez's.  After our delicious meal we headed to the Fort Hays State University campus to see "RENT." This 20th Anniversary production follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams. The message of joy and hope in the face of fear, reminded everyone to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters - love.  

February 2nd, is typically known as "Ground Hog Day."  The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club's inner circle is a group that organizes and cares for Groundhog Phil.  They reported that Phil communicated in "groundhogese" that he could not find his shadow.  This is only the 19th time out of 123 in recorded history that Punxsutawaney has not seen his shadow. And as legend goes, this means we're in for an early spring!  YEAH!  I sure hope his prediction comes true. 

I had plans to leave early Saturday morning, to go to McPherson to watch my grandson, Drake, play in three different games of basketball.  I was just about ready to leave my house  when I received a call from my daughter stating that I probably shouldn't come down.  It appeared that both of the boys were having flu symptoms.  I really didn't want any part of that, so, I had to change my plans for the day. I had fun cooking chicken and rice soup, chicken and noodle soup, baking beer bread, and making cherry cheese cake.  

Sunday morning, I attended mass at St. Michael's Church and then I went to see how mom was doing.  I took along some of the foods that I had prepared on Saturday for our lunch and there was plenty left over for her for this week. I've always felt that good homemade chicken soup makes a person feel better when they are sick.  I sure hope this does the trick for her!

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