FIVE EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN WILL BE HONORED IN NEW YORK AT THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION 7th ANNUAL WOMEN OF INFLUENCE AWARDS

Annual Awards Recognizes Powerful Women Leadership The T.J. Martell Foundation for Cancer Research has announced the 2019 Women of Influence Awards which will be held Friday, May 10, 2019 at The Plaza Hotel, Grand Ballroom located at 768 5th Avenue in New York.  The reception will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a luncheon and awards to follow from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The awards celebration will honor five outstanding women who have achieved tremendous goals in business and inspire other women around the globe to live their dreams while balancing work, family, home and health. The 2019 Women of Influence honorees include Tracey Jordan, Vice-President, Board of Governors,  New York Chapter of the National Recording Academy and Senior Director, Talent...

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Two Wichita Teens Earn Girl Scouts’ Highest Honor, the Gold Award

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland will honor two new Gold Award Girl Scouts, Alicia Thurston and Caitlyn V. of Wichita, Kan., for creating sustainable projects to benefit their communities. At the council’s Recognition Breakfast and Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 30, the two Wichita Gold Award Girl Scouts and another from Osborne, Kan. will be celebrated by fellow Girl Scouts, volunteers and alumnae. Earning the Gold Award is one of the most challenging, exciting and rewarding experiences a Girl Scout can have and one of the most prestigious recognitions she’ll accomplish. The Girl Scout Gold Award stands as the highest achievement a Girl Scout can earn, comparable to the Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scouts. The award recognizes girls in...

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Sen. Moran: The Green New Deal is Damaging and Irresponsible

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement after voting against the Green New Deal, sweeping environmental legislation that would upend nearly every sector of the Kansas and American economy: “The Green New Deal is an irresponsible proposal that fails to recognize the significant advancements and efforts being made by Kansas farmers and ranchers to protect our soil, air and water. How we do things matters, and while we must continue working to conserve our environment, we ought to do so in a commonsense manner. Besides costing trillions of dollars, proposals contained in the Green New Deal would raise energy prices for Kansas families, harm small businesses and manufacturers and cost our state jobs. “This ‘Deal’ is a divisive...

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Free Community Screening

KPTS is offering a free community screening of an all new version of Les Mis next Tuesday night, April 2 at Roxy’s in Wichita’s Old Town. There’s no price to enter, you can purchase food and drinks if you like. Doors open at 6 p.m., ½ price drinks from 6 to 6:30 p.m. and the film starts at 7:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite Les Mis character!

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Kansas Girl Scout To Be Honored For Receiving National Recognition

Middle school student earns national attention for disaster relief fundraising efforts Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Junior, Riley Padget-Cook, was named one of Kansas’ top two youth volunteers of 2019 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and will be honored at the council’s Recognition Breakfast and Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 30. This award celebrates young individuals for outstanding acts of volunteerism. As a State Honoree, Riley will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and a trip to Washington D.C. to be recognized with top honorees from each state. In 2017, Riley’s attention was drawn to the families affected by Hurricane Irma when her grandfather traveled to Florida in order to assist in restoring electricity. She decided to take...

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KBI investigating shooting in Montgomery County

UPDATE: KBI investigating shooting in Montgomery County MONTGOMERY COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) has identified the man suspected of shooting a coworker, and then fatally shooting himself, at the G&W Foods grocery store on Monday afternoon, in Cherryvale, Kan. The suspected shooter has been identified as 28-year-old Jamal Brown of Independence. The 39-year-old man shot by Brown was also from Independence. He remains hospitalized in Joplin, Mo., and his condition was upgraded to “fair.” Nothing further will be released at this time. MONTGOMERY COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is assisting the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Cherryvale Police Department with an investigation into a shooting that occurred Monday afternoon at a grocery store...

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Shop Local This Valentine’s Day

Shop Local this Valentine's Day The Flower Shoppe: FREE delivery on Monday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 12 because who can wait to say Happy Valentine’s Day! Cupid’s Trio offer – ½ dozen roses, plush bear and small box of chocolates for $60.00. Woody’s Sports Bar & Grill: Breaded chicken fry steak, mashed potatoes with white peppered gravy, vegetable & salad bar for $11.99 or a 12 oz. Prime Rib, mashed potatoes with brown gravy, vegetable, salad bar & four jumbo breaded shrimp for $23.99. Both specials include a slice of cheesecake with strawberry, blueberry or cherry topping. Trinity Smokehouse: 10% off your entire order on Valentine’s Day! The Vernon Filley Art Museum Gift Shop: reminds you to “Remember the Filley when shopping for...

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2019 Mid-winter Forum Very Popular

The 2019 Mid-winter Forum held in at Dodge City American Legion Post 47 February 1 - 3, 2019 was hugely successful.  “The Legionnaires present were able to learn more about The American Legion, its programs and the direction each program is expected to take,” Department Commander Dan Wiley said.  “Additionally, the Forum provided information about how and why The American Legion functions in the manner it does.” The American Legion and S.A.L had individual meeting at the post home and the Auxiliary had its meetings in the Conference Room at the Dodge House Hotel.Legion dignitaries present included the Leading Candidate for National Commander Bill Oxford, National Media and Communication Director Jeff Stoffer, Auxiliary National President Kathy Dungan, and S.A.L. National...

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Circles of Hope 10 for $10

Circles of Hope, Pratt County, announces “10 for $10,” a month-long fundraiser to support this community–based anti-poverty program.  Circles has “Heart Specialists” in the community for the entire month of February.  No, these are not cardiologists. They are folks who believe in both Circles and the folks who are working their way out of poverty. Circles changes lives through financial education, goal setting, support, and more. Our Heart Specialists are seeking ten people willing to donate ten dollars to Circles of Hope. If a Circles Heart Specialist does not find you this month, donations may be sent to the Hope Center, 314 S. Main, Pratt, KS 67124.  Please note “Circles” on the memo line of checks. For more information call Suzan...

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Sens. Moran, Roberts & Rep. Marshall Introduce Legislation Honoring Fallen Big Red One Soldiers

Sens. Moran, Roberts & Rep. Marshall Introduce Legislation Honoring Fallen Big Red One Soldiers  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) today introduced legislation honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our nation in the Army’s First Infantry Division. This bill authorizes these fallen soldiers’ names to be added to the First Division Monument located on White House grounds in Washington, D.C. The First Infantry Division was established in 1917 and has been on continuous active duty for more than 100 years. U.S. Representative Roger Marshall (KS-01) today introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives. “For over 100 years, soldiers of the Big Red One have been tasked with the mission and carried the burden that comes...

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