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Castaways has some funds to help low income families with spaying or neutering of their dog or cat.    Applicants monthly income must be 150% of poverty level.    Cost to the applicant is $15 per each animal spayed/neutered.   Applicants must live within 30 miles of Chanute.
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2015 RADIO AUCTION

MUSE – FULL BODY WRAP

 MUSE – ADVANCED SPA FACIAL

 MUSE – SPA PEDICURE AND MANICURE

 ARNOLD’S GREENHOUSE – WHEEL EASY WHEEL BARROW

 ARNOLD’S GREENHOUSE – BLUE URN PATIO PLANTER

 ARNOLD’S GREENHOUSE – 14” SQUARE FOUNTAIN BASE

 ARNOLD’S GREENHOUSE – IRON GARDEN BUTTERFLY CHAIR

 ARNOLD’S GREENHOUSE – BLACK METAL ROCKING BENCH

 SUMMIT HILL GARDENS – SOAP SAMPLER

 SUMMIT HILL GARDENS – “ALL THINGS PATCHOULI”

 SUMMIT HILL GARDENS – “MINT” TO BE

 BETTER BUILT BY BARNES – 8’X12’ DUTCH STYLE BUILDING

 CAPPER’S JEWELRY – STERLING SILVER & DIAMOND DANGLE EARRINGS

 CAPPER’S JEWELRY – 18 CARAT WHITE GOLD & BLUE TOPAZ RING

 CAPPER’S JEWELRY – MEN’S YELLOW BRECARA ULTRA-THIN DRESS WATCH

 CONSIGNMENT – $20 GIFT CERTIFICATES (10)

 SHEAR CLASS – SHELLAC NAIL SET

 TALK OF THE TOWN EVENTS & FLORAL – $25 GIFT CERTIFICATES (4)

 TALK OF THE TOWN EVENTS & FLORAL – $50 GIFT CERTIFICATES (2)

 KK ELECTRIC – OUTDOOR PATIO COOLING FAN

 AG CHOICE – GOLD N KENNEL DOG FOOD (3)

 EDNA MATTRESS FACTORY – QUEEN ORTHOPEDIC BED SET

 AUTOZONE – ARMOR ALL UTILITY VACUUM

 AUTOZONE – CAR WASH BUNDLE

 AUTOZONE – DURALAST TOOL KIT

 ADRENALINE PERFORMANCE & FITNESS – 12 SESSION ½ HOUR PACKAGE

 KEAGLE’S FABRIC & MACHINES – $25 GIFT CERTIFICATES (4)

 COUNTRY TRADITIONS REDNECK STYLE – $25 GIFT CERTIFICATES (4)

 COUNTRY TRADITIONS REDNECK STYLE – $50 GIFT CERTIFICATES (2)

 3 GENERATIONS CONSIGNMENT – $25 GIFT CERTIFICATES (8)

 LIFE ESSENTIALS – $25 GIFT CERTIFICATES (8)

 PARSONS FINE JEWELRY – 14 CARAT YELLOW GOLD PAVE TWISTED HOOP EARRINGS

 PARSONS FINE JEWELRY – 14 CARAT WHITE GOLD PAVE TWISTED HOOP EARRINGS

 BEAUTIFUL BEAST BOUTIQUE – $30 GIFT CERTIFICATES (8)

 SERVICE OFFICE – LORELL 86000 SERIES MANAGERIAL CHAIR

 TRACKSIDE SALON – $45 HAIR COLOR GIFT CERTIFICATE

 TRACKSIDE SALON – SHELLAC NAIL SET

 SHIELD’S MOTORS – FITTED DODGE HAT SIZE MEDIUM/LARGE

 SHIELD’S MOTORS – 5 QUART OIL CHANGE

 BENCHWARMERS – $25 GIFT CARDS (8)

 TONY’S GARDEN CENTER – CONCRETE WISHING WELL FOUNTAIN

 TONY’S GARDEN CENTER – CONCRETE DOLPHIN FOUNTAIN

 IOLA AUTO PARTS – $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE (1)

 WILLIAMS MONUMENTS – $400 GIFT CERTIFICATE (1)

THE GREENERY – $8.99 GIFT CERTIFICATES (2)

 THE TREASURE CHEST – POTTERY VASE

 THE TREASURE CHEST – 4X6 HARLEY DAVIDSON PICTURE FRAME

 REBEL WORKS – $20 GIFT CERTIFICATES (2)

 REBEL WORKS – DAD’S SHOP MOTORCYCLE SIGN

 REBEL WORKS – HOME SWEET HOME SIGN

 THE SHIRT SHOP – BLACK FLEECE CHANUTE BLUE COMETS HOODIE

 THE SHIRT SHOP – BLACK FLEECE HUMBOLDT CUBS HOODIE

 THE SHIRT SHOP – SHIRT BUNDLE (2)

 DUDLEY’S DONE RIGHT BBQ – $10 GIFT CERTIFICATES (10)

 THE CUTTING EDGE – SPRAY TAN

 THE CUTTING EDGE – PEDI/MANI SHELLAC COMBO

 CHANUTE REC CENTER – PARTY ROOM RENTAL (2 HOURS)

 PRODUCER’S CO-OP – FESCUE TUBS (4)

 PRODUCER’S CO-OP – $50 GIFT CERTIFICATES (2)

 PRODUCER’S CO-OP – 40 UNITS OF SEED TREATMENT

 THE MUSTARD SEED – JESUS CALLING BOOK

 THE MUSTARD SEED – LIGHT BLUE COFFEE TABLE

 JOCK’S NITCH – $25 GIFT CARDS (4)

 TO THE NINES – IVORY HALTER TOP WEDDING DRESS SIZE 8

 CHANUTE CHIROPRACTIC CENTER – BIOFREEZE (2)

 JAYHAWK LUMBER – CRESCENT 4 PIECE WRENCH & PLIER SET

 JAYHAWK LUMBER – STANLEY PORTABLE VACUUM

 JAYHAWK LUMBER – SKILL POWER WRENCH

 RC AUTO – $25 GIFT CERTIFICATES (4)

 RC AUTO – $50 GIFT CERTIFICATES (2)

 THE FEATHERED NEST – PAIR OF FLORAL PICTURES

 THE FEATHEREDNEST – RED VELVET LEAF WREATH

 THE FEATHERED NEST – LANG CALENDAR

 WEILERT CHIROPRACTIC – 30 MINUTE MASSAGE & CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT

 THE KRAZE – $25 GIFT CERTIFICATES (2)

 INERTIA – 1 MONTH GYM MEMBERSHIP

 INERTIA – 3 MONTH GYM MEMBERSHIP

 INERTIA – 150 PREMIUM TANNING MINUTES

 CALDWELL FLOOR COVERING – ORECK VACUUM CLEANER

 PRAIRIE RIDGE – GOLF MEMBERSHIP

 MERLE KELLY FORD – 6 QUART OIL CHANGE (2)

 BELLA CAPELLI – SPRAY TAN

 BELLA CAPELLI – HAIR CUT

 BELLA CAPELLI – HAIR PRODUCT GIFT BASKET

 CEDAR TREE BARN – $250 VALUE SUNDAY THRU THURSDAY RENTAL OR $250 OFF WEEKEND RENTAL RATE

ELECTION DAY!

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Things To Do In Branson

So fresh off of my family trip to Branson, I wanted to highlight some…highlights of Branson, MO. Since moving to SEK, I have been to Branson almost annually. Atleast making a trip to Silver Dollar City for a weekend. So now with a wife and 2 kids a long for the ride, here are some quick things that are a must for your next trip.

TITANIC MUSEUM

– It is what it says it is. Honestly, you can’t miss this thing. If you’re traveling down the strip, you’ll first notice the 2 huge stacks towering from the building resembling the “face” of the Titanic. Once you enter, you’ll get a chance to put your hand on an “iceberg” to get a sense of how cold that block of ice was that doomed the ship. Here are my positives and negatives of the Titanic Museum in Branson, MO

+ Education, informative, and fun. If you’re looking for something on the educational side, this is it. Even our 3 year old had fun looking at some of the exhibits. For the kiddos, I recommend the audio tour add-on since there’s quite a bit of reading.

+ 2+ hours. You might think this is a bad thing, but honestly, on a day that it rained, it was great to spend it inside learning about a piece of history. If you’re planning a trip to Branson and need a filler, this is a place to stop. Plus…you really owe it to your self to take your time to marvel at the attention to detail in a lot of the exhibits, including the famous stair case.

+ Hands on and interactive. Not only was this educational, but it was entertaining. One of our favorites was the 3 levels of elevation the ship reportedly went through on it’s sinking and you had the opportunity to “climb” on the side railing and hold on for dear life. (FYI – I was the only one in our family to make it to the top). Also – you could stick your finger (or if you’re dumb and brave like me your whole hand) in water that was as cold as the ocean was that fateful April evening and see how long you could last. (1 minute with my whole hand…which I don’t recommend BTW).

- No pictures. Because of copyright law and legal mumbo jumbo you couldn’t take pictures.

- The price. This one will cost you a pretty penny…or quite a few. But honestly, I would much rather spend my money on this exhibit than some dinner and show.

THE HOLLYWOOD WAX MUSEUM

You’ve probably seen these on the travel channel or something similar. Wax figures that eerily resemble your favorite Hollywood actor or actress. This was a lot of fun for the adults…and the kids too.

+ Price is family friendly. Honestly, this one didn’t set you back too much, especially with a family of 4.

+ Interactive and can take pictures. You can stand next to the figures and take your picture with them. They just ask that you be respectful and don’t get too frisky. I had to remind that to the wife about Robert Downey Jr….

- Too short. I think we spent maybe 30-45 minutes walking through. I would have liked to have seen more, but again for the price I couldn’t complain. My wife was happy too…again RDJ.

 

If you made it this far…in conclusion, these two places are well worth the stops in Branson. We did some other stuff too…but I won’t go into boring details about that. If you’re planning to go to Branson soon, tell them Zoel from Hot 105 sent you. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

3 Reasons the Royals Road Trip is Huge

As the Royals come off a very successful 5-2 home stand that saw them vault into second place in the American League Central, they’re now faced with their most important stretch of games of the 2014 season. They head to Chicago to take on the White Sox in a three-game set and then will go to Detroit to do battle with the division leading Tigers. By the time the Royals get to Detroit, they could have switched places with them, but that seems unlikely, so we’ll work under the premise that they will still have some work to do in catching the Tigers rather than putting distance between the Royals and them.

Here are three reasons why this trip is so important:

1. Any games against division foes are very important to come out victorious. It’s obvious, but every game won against them provides a two game swing in the standings. The Royals haven’t been so good against their division rivals this season. Even with a two-game sweep against the Indians, the Royals are just 8-15 against the AL Central. I’m no math major, but when you see how far back they are from first place, you start to realize what could be if they were just 11-12 against the division, let alone having a winning record. They need to get things going against the AL Central if they want to have a real shot at this thing.

2. The White Sox are a team that is just good enough to think they have a chance. If they think they have a chance over the next few weeks, they might go out on the trade market and try to pick up a pitcher or even a bat who could help them to really have a chance. I don’t have to tell you that this scenario is not good for the Royals. The White Sox, right now, are not the best team in the division nor are they even one of the best two or three teams in the division, but when you let a team hang around for long enough, they start to believe it. It’s sort of like the upsets in the NCAA tournament. That number 13 seed might not actually be better than the number four seed, but when it’s 55-53 with 11:08 to go in the second half, they believe they are. The difference here is that the White Sox actually can get better if they think they need upgrades. The Royals need to send them to the bottom of the division this weekend to help avoid that fate because if the White Sox upgrade, they may very well end up better than the Royals.

3. To be the best, you have to beat the best. The Tigers have shown over the course of the last few seasons that they are the absolute class of the American League Central. The Royals are currently 0-5 against them this season, and that has to change in a hurry. Since starting the season 27-12, the Tigers have really taken a tumble, so they are beatable, but being beatable and being beaten are two separate things. The Tigers have shown some weakness over the last few weeks, and while they’re still very good and probably the class of the division, they are a team that can be beaten right now. If the Royals handle the White Sox, it’s important that they head into Detroit and make a statement in this series. It’s not just a statement to show that they’ve “arrived” or anything like that, but a statement to potentially show the Tigers who the top dog is now. Hopefully when it’s all said and done, it will be the Royals.

This is unfamiliar territory for the Royals. Last year’s team made their move late in the season, so they have the experience of a race, but there haven’t been too many Royals teams in a good position in mid-June. This year is different so far. This road trip needs to be different too.

 

Royals Slow Start Won’t Preclude a Fast Finish

In the first few weeks of the Royals 2014 season, fans have been subjected to an array of emotions ranging from anger to depression to joy to despondence. The first two weeks of the season have probably not gone according to plan, but the good news is that there’s a whole lot of time left to turn things around. Getting swept by the Minnesota Twins is a bad look for the Royals as the Twins are a team expected to finish in the basement of the American League Central and are a candidate to finish with 90 or more losses for the fourth consecutive season. I noted on Twitter that last season, eventual playoff teams were swept just eight times all season by a team that went on to finish below .500. Three of those sweeps were of the Tigers, though, so there’s some hope for the Royals yet.

The bulk of attention has been on the offense, and with good reason. The team has scored the least runs in the American League and has done it while hitting for next to no power. The good news is that they simply can’t be this bad the rest of the season. If they were, their offense would be similar to a dead ball offense, and that’s just not the game anymore. Sure, offensive numbers as a whole are down, but not that much. So they have that on their side. The important thing is to remember that the Royals just aren’t a team that is going to hit for very much power. They have to get their runs by getting on base a lot, which they seemed to be doing a better job of in the first week and a half of the season, but then lost that ability while in Minnesota.

What scares me is that the starting pitching has been so good, but I’m not sure how long that’s sustainable. Bruce Chen has also shown what can happen when he isn’t completely in control, and Jason Vargas and Jeremy Guthrie are the same type of pitchers. They both get by mostly with location and aren’t really able to blow hitters away. That can get the job done, but when it isn’t working, that’s when things get ugly and starts like Bruce Chen had on Friday in Minnesota happen. Vargas has been sensational and Guthrie has been okay, but both will have starts like Chen had. James Shields is James Shields and I’m not really worried about him, but Yordano Ventura is a rookie and he’s going to have his rough starts. His first start of the year against Tampa Bay is what we hope for every time, but very few rookies can do that with consistency. I hope he can because I’m not in love with this rotation.

And finally, the bullpen has been cause for concern in the first few games, but a deeper look shows that it’s probably nothing more than a small sample. With as few innings as they’ve thrown this season, a good run for three games could completely turn their season around. They’ve had a really hard time of stranding runners, and that’s something that will correct itself over time. Their strand rate currently would be the worst among bullpens in the expansion era (1969 to today). They’ve walked far too many batters, so that’s something to watch, but as the bullpen gets some consistency (the seemingly weekly off days are now over), I think they’ll settle in and be just fine.

For now, things look ugly, but this is still fundamentally the same team people were so excited about just a month or so ago. The offense will tick up, the bullpen will get better and the starting rotation will fall back a little bit. Before the season started, I predicted an 86 win season for the Royals and a slow start out of the gate isn’t going to get me to change that. There are warning signs that there could be trouble, but at this point, it’s far too early to alter your predictions unless you had them winning all their games. Unfortunately, that ship has sailed. Luckily, every other ship has yet to leave the dock.

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