Senator Bob Dole plans to visit the following locations during the sixth of several trips to Kansas this year. All visits are open to the public.
Monday, July 14:
Oskaloosa, Jefferson County Courthouse, Commissioners Room (300 Jefferson St.), 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Alma, St. John Lutheran Church (218 W. 2nd St.), 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Council Grove, Council Grove Senior Center (227 W. Main St.), 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Marion, Marion Community Center (203 N. 3rd St.), 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15:
Cottonwood Falls, Chase County Courthouse (300 Pearl St.), 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Eureka, Greenwood Hotel (301 N. Main St.), 1 to 2 p.m.
Yates Center, Woodson County Ambulance Building (114 N. Main St.), 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Burlington, Coffey County Library (410 Juniatta St.), 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Osage City, Osage County Senior Center (604 Market St.), 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.
“I’m looking forward to continuing my tour of Kansas,” Senator Dole said. “I hope to see friends and former supporters of mine, and I’ll plan to enjoy lots of brownies, oatmeal raisin cookies and pies along the way.”
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.
- 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.
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.
The 2nd Annual Larry Roberts Poker Run is Saturday, June 28, 2014.
Registration starts at 11am, kickstands up at 12:30pm at the Golden Knight Billiards at 3801 S. Santa Fe, Chanute.
Come show your skill at darts! $20 entry fee gets you a chance at darts, $10 each additional thrower.
T-shirts will be available from sizes small to XXlarge for $18 (includes koozie)
All proceeds will be put back into the community thru the following organizations on behalf of Larry Roberts:
Esophageal Cancer Awareness
Relay For Life
Adopt a Child Program
Traveling Veterans Memorial
Hot 105 will be broadcasting the Humboldt High School Girls Softball game at the Class 3A State Softball Tournament on Thursday, May 29th. The Cubs will be taking on Minneapolis High School. Pre-game coverage begins at 4:50 with first pitch at 5:00pm. You can also listen to the coverage live online here on our website. Just click on the “Listen Live” Button in the upper right hand corner of our homepage.
Congrats to all area 2014 Graduates.
Erie – May 10th @ 5:00p
Chanute – May 11th at CHS Gym @ 2:00p
Iola – May 11th at IHS Gym @ 2:00p
Humboldt – May 17th at Humboldt Community Field House @ 5:00p
Independence – May 18th at Independence Memorial Hall @ 2:00p
The National Association of Letter Carriers food drive is Saturday, May 10, 2014. Any non-perishable food can be left at your mailbox, on the curb or at your letter carrier’s vehicle. Donations will benefit three local food back at:
New Life United Brethren Church – 500 N. Forest
Otterbein Methodist Church – 631 W. 7th
First Christian Church – 102 N. Grant
Donations can also be taken directly to the Post Office or to one of the food pantry locations on Saturday between the hours of 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
Humboldt City Wide Garage Sale will be held Sat. June 7th.
The Chanute Swim Team for boys and girls ages 5 -18 is holding their sign up on Wed. April 30th at the party room at the Chanute Recreation Center from 5:30 – 7 :00p to sign up anyone interested in joining the team or to answer any questions. Information on how to order swimsuits and registrations forms will be available.
THERE WILL BE A BENEFIT FOR TERRY MAYFIELD’S BATTLE WITH CANCER. STARTS OUT OF THE RENDEZVOUS AT NOON, SIGN UP STARTS AT 11AM ON APRIL 26, 2014.
EVENING ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDES:
FOOD (COVERED DISHES ARE REQUESTED), DRAWINGS THROUGHOUT THE EVENING AND MUSIC. DOUG TOON PLAYING ACOUSTIC, 1ST BAND “BACKWOOD BUZZ” STARTS AT 8PM, 2ND BAND “HILBILY BUS STOP” STARTS AT 10PM. MAIN DRAWING IS FOR A MOSSBERG 500 PUMP 12 GAUGE.**
**MUST BE 18 TO WIN AND PASS ATF BACKGROUND CHECK. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN. $2.00 DONATION FOR EACH TICKET.
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO TERRY AND SHARON MAYFIELD.
$10.00 PER PERSON, $15.00 PER COUPLE FOR BENEFIT. INCLUDES RIDE, FOOD AND MUSIC. $5.00 PER PERSON FOR FOOD AND BANDS ONLY.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT DONNA KUHN AT 620-363-2417
THE CITY OF CHANUTE WILL HAVE CITY CLEAN-UP & LANDFILL WEEK MONDAY APRIL 12, 2014 THROUGH SATURDAY APRIL 19, 2014.
THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CITY OF CHANUTE RESIDENTS TO DISPOSE OF ITEMS TOO LARGE FOR NORMAL REFUSE COLLECTION, EXCLUDING TIRES, LEAVES, GRASS CLIPPINGS, AND CONSTRUCTION /REMODELING MATERIALS. ITEMS MUST BE BUNDLED, BAGGED OR BOXED AND PLACED NEXT TO THE CURB. THERE WILL BE NO ALLY PICK-UPS FOR THESE ITEMS. PICK-UPS WILL BE MADE ON THE SAME DAY AS NORMAL REFUSE COLLECTION. ITEMS SHOULD BE PLACED AT THE CURB BY THE EVENING BEFORE THE SCHEDULED PICK-UP. NO CALL BACK CAN BE MADE.
CITY OF CHANUTE RESIDENTS WILL HAVE FREE ACCESS TO THE CITY LANDFILL, EXCLUDING TIRES, LEAVES, GRASS CLIPPINGS AND CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING MATERIALS. LANDFILL HOURS DURING THIS WEEK ARE MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 8AM TO 5PM.
QUESTIONS CAN BE ANSWERED BY CALLING 620-431-5250.
WHEN: FRIDAY MAY 2, 2014
WHERE: CHANUTE RECREATION COMMISSION GYM AT 400 S HIGHLAND, CHANUTE
TIME: 9AM TO 11AM
WHO IS ELIGIBLE: ANYONE IN NEED OF FOOD ASSISTANCE
WHAT IS REQUIRED: GUESTS SIGN IN WITH THEIR NAME, ADDRESS AND NUMBER IN HOUSEHOLD
LIMIT ONE VISIT PER HOUSEHOLD
GUESTS MAY ONLY PICK UP FOR ONE HOUSEHOLD.
THIS IS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FIRE ESCAPE COFFEEHOUSE.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT DEBI KREUTZMAN 316-265-FOOD OR VISIT WWW.KANSASFOODBANK.ORG
2nd Annual Stroll & Roll sponsored by: M.O.M’s (Mothers of Miracles) will be held on Saturday, May 3rd at Riverside Park in Iola. Registration is from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Informational booths open at 10:00. Walk begins at 11:30. Children’s activities open at 10:00 (will close during the walk). There will also be a donation lunch that includes Sloppy Joe’s or Hot Dogs with Fixin’s, Drink & Dessert.
As mothers of special needs children, they would like to help educate families, friends, neighbors, and those within the local communities. What better way to do that than to have a day filled with fun, food, educational resources, special needs professional groups and organizations, and so much more! Find them on facebook for more information.
The Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt will be held at noon on the Courthouse Lawn in Iola on Saturday, April 19th. If it rains it will be held at the Allen County Red Barn.