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Back at Christmas time, 1997, I was watching a painter on a street corner in Paris. He was cranking out paintings at amazing speed – in under 20 minutes, he would have an 8X10-inch canvas completed and drying. I bought one that was already dry for 10 francs (it was before Euros). He carefull…

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If you came to our parsonage, you would discover all over our property, plants and flowers. Just don’t ask me to identify what they are. I can tell a plant from a flower, but that’s as far as it goes with me.

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The monthly meeting was held on Sunday October 10, 2021 at Smith Family Farm. A hay rack ride was held after the meeting. Tiffin lantern motion to reimburse Rhonda smith for supplies for the meeting motion was passed. Tiffin Lanter made a motion to reimburse the Brady Family for prizes for t…

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An estimated 450,000 men and women serve overseas. Sadly more than 50 percent never get a care package. Volunteer Kansas, NCRI – National Catastrophe Restoration, Inc. and Audacy, Inc. would like everyone’s help changing that by flooding Kansas servicemen and women with signed holiday greeti…

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The Alpha Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Morrill Public Library in Hiawatha. Hostesses for the meeting were Lucille Pennel, Karen Benson, and Ruth Randall. Others attending were Joyce Fee, Morrill, Sue Miller, Anne Cash, Ardis Huston fro…

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My youth group watched the movie I Can Only Imagine this month. It is the story of Bart Millard and how he came to write the song I Can Only Imagine. He grew up with an abusive father, who physically assaulted him and his mother. His mother eventually fled the abuse leaving Bart behind. Bart…

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The Mt. Zion Rustlers called their monthly meeting on Sept. 12 at the Carwell building.

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If somebody has not made mistakes in life, I would have to give that award to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage.

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We, the family of Charlotte Dickinson, wish to express the gratitude we feel toward Bev & Jay of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home and Pastor Shane Spangler. We thank our friends and family for the visits, flowers, phone calls, cards, words of comfort, food, and memorials in Mom’s honor.

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Some people believe in karma, but I don’t. I do believe that everything you do does have consequences.

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Tabitha Rice, co-reporter of the Willis All-Stars 4-H club, would like to update you on their last meeting. The meeting was held at the Christian Church in Horton, KS at 6:30 PM. Mr. President Kaden Smith called the meeting to order. Justin Selland led us in the pledge of allegiance and the …

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Following the monthly meeting of Sabetha Memorial Post 7285 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Wednesday evening, Sept. 15, Post 7285 Junior Vice Commander Tom Evans presented the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States All-American Post award to Post 7285 Commander Marcus Gonzalez.

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I have never considered myself to be boring. I may be boring to other people but not to myself.

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The monthly meeting of the Friends of Hospice Volunteers was held on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Morrill Public Library’s basement meeting room in Hiawatha, KS. Those in attendance were President Rosemary Schooler, Historian Dixie Westervelt, Charlene Branch, Alisa Britt, Secretary Betty Rob…

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I do not quit easily. When I start a project, I like to work until it’s finished. I hate to quit before something is completed.

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“You are an over educated 27 year old virgin who likes to hold hands with older ladies and promise them eternity”. Clint Eastwood speaks this savage and infamous quote to his priest in Gran Torino. Truth be told, this is how most people feel in the modern and postmodern world feel about past…

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Tabitha Rice, the reporter of the Willis All-stars 4-H club would like to update you on their last meeting on Sunday, May 2 , 2021 at the Horton Golf Course. Mr. President Kaden Smith called the meeting to order. Stryder Christian led us in the pledge. Berkleigh Torkelson, Adddie Welch, and …

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The Brown County Association of Retired School Personnel (BCARSP) held their bimonthly meeting Monday, September 13, 2021 at the Carwell Building in Hiawatha, KS. Approximately 24 members and two guests were in attendance. President Betty Robison welcomed all and led the flag salute, and Dis…

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We remember the four lepers for finding the abandoned supplies of the Syrian military during a famine and a horrible siege of Samaria (2 Kings 7:3-ff). What can be overlooked is the presence of Elisha who was in Samaria at that time. Earlier he had given instructions to Naaman for him to be …

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MANCHESTER, NH - Samantha Beck of Horton has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s summer 2021 President’s List. Eligibility for the President’s List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point average (GPA) of 3.7-4.0 and earn 12 credits for the term.

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With such a tumultuous summer, I’m glad we are now beginning the fall season. There for a while, I didn’t think it was going to come. But, contrary to my negativity, it has arrived, and I’m delighted.

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The Mt. Zion Rustlers’ 4-H club meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 8th at the Horton pool. Ella Olson and Sam Tollefson led the club in the flag salute and 4-H pledge. 10 members answered the roll call question “What food do you dislike?” Minutes from the July 2021 meeti…

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“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made . . . 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. (Psalm 138: 13,14a, 16)

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Cub Scout Pack 117 in Hiawatha is having a new family signup event at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church on Sunday for boys and girls in K-5th grades.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars annually offers the Patriot’s Pen essay contest for middle school students, who with a well-written, well-thought out essay can win monetary awards as they polish their research, analytical and writing skills.

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I have learned that you don't miss something until it is gone. Unfortunately, sometimes, it's too late.

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The Aug. 19, 2021 Brown County Genealogical Society meeting was opened by Vice President Ray Thieme, with 9 members and guests present.

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Emporia State University congratulates more than 800 undergraduates named to the university honor roll and dean’s lists for spring 2021. Students from this area and their awards include:

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The Fairview Willing Workers 4-H Club met for its monthly meeting on Sunday, Aug. 15, at the Sabetha City Pool. The meeting was called to order by acting president Aden Grathwohl until president Jake Rieger arrived and took over. Secretary Avery Baumgartner read last month’s minutes and cond…

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“And when September comes” …words to a beautiful old song remind us of life’s changes. Cycles and seasons are part of every life. Life is a journey. Sometimes we see life ending, instead of it beginning at the moment of death.

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When young, I remember my grandfather often saying to me, “the world wasn’t like this when I was your age.” Then he would go on a long rant about how things were much different when he was my age. Finally, he would conclude by saying, “It’s an insane world out there, son.”

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Matthew 7:12 Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. (NKJV)

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The members of Washington Council #2 of Hiawatha have announced that Companion Jamie Carwell was honored at the 154th Annual Grand Session of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Kansas.