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Osage County Senior Center: Decorating for the holidays

By Tammy Fager, Osage County Senior Center Director

Joan, with the help of volunteers, decorated the Osage County Senior Center for the Osage City Chamber’s Christmas on Market Street celebration and the upcoming community Thanksgiving meal.

On Dec. 3, a foot care company will be here to take any additional people that need toenails clipped or any other foot problems checked. You need to make an appointment for this. If we don’t have additional people sign up we will have to cancel this date.

Due to all the activities in November we will not be having a potluck this month, but will start again on Dec. 18. Meal service will be furnishing turkey with stuffing, ham and mashed potatoes, so we just need some additional trimmings and desserts. We hope to see you then.

Sewing Chicks want to remind everyone that they are still making chemo caps for cancer patients. If you know someone that needs one, contact the center. If anyone would like to buy one they are $5 each. If you would like to help make them you can contact the center for a pattern.

Along with quilts, afghans, pillows, they have aprons for men and women – all great Christmas presents. They also really some really nice walker bags made out of upholstery material, with more to come.

We want to make sure everyone knows that we give out commodities at the center on the second Wednesday of every month. Participants must be at least 60 years old to qualify with an income of $1,354 for one person or $1,832 for two persons in the same house or less. Income verification is required, as well as a one-month waiting period. The waiting period is due to ordering a month in advance. Anyone in Osage County is eligible and they meet the qualifications. Contact the center and we can help with determining if you qualify. If you are unable to come to Osage City and pick up commodities.

For more information, stop by the Osage County Senior Center at 604 Market St., Osage City, Kan., or call 785-528-1170.

  • Mondays: Sewing 8 a.m., exercise 11 a.m., cribbage 12:15 p.m., Threads 1 p.m., pitch 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: Ceramics 9 a.m., Mexican Train with snacks 12-12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: Sewing 8 a.m., exercise 11 a.m., cribbage 12:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 21: Art and painting 9 a.m., new exercising with Dee 9 a.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 22: Bingo 10-11 a.m.

Chamber announces Christmas on Market Street winners

The Osage City Chamber of Commerce has announced winners of the variety of activities and contests held during the Christmas on Market Street celebration on Nov. 16, 2019.

Winners of 2019 Christmas on Market events

Coloring Contest – Kindergarten, Genny Martin, Piper Lieber; first grade, Taylor Lickteig, Audrey Willoughby; second grade, Lilly Rounds, Alayna Wurdeman, Layne Martin, Kalyn Geller; third grade, Brynlee Harmon, Hayden Lieber, Taber Gantenbein, Lincoln Senft; fourth grade, Avah Christiason, Kenzie Bellinger, Nicholas Anstaett, Ashlyn Asbury; fifth grade, Sydney Stromgren, Tyson Mullins, Khloe Martin, Reagan Farwell.

Downtown Business Window Decorating – First, $50, Osage Hardware; second, $40, Jodi Lohmeyer-Stark State Farm Insurance; third, $15, tie, The ClotheSpin and McCoy’s RadioShack.

Retail Poker (134 participants) – First, $20, Ken Slater; second, $15, Daniel Bloomquist; third, $10, Krimzyn Clark.

Chili Cook-Off (11 entries) – First, $50, Robbie and Janice Robinett; second, $30, Tricia Gundy; third, $20, Hanna Punches; fourth, $10, Austin Koett.

Parade

  • Float Winners – First, $125, Community Covenant Church, “The Hangout”; second, $100, Osage City Willing Workers 4-H Club; third, $75, Poertner Family, “Christmas on California Street”; fourth, $50, Osage City Public Library.
  • ATV, Golf Cart Winners – First, $30, Boyd and Gladys Woodyard; second, $20, April Peet; third, $10, State Farm, Jodi Lohmeyer-Stark Agency.

Statewide Silver Alert issued for Iowa man last seen in Lawrence

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Kan. – The Lawrence Police Department requested that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation issue a statewide Silver Alert for a missing Iowa man who was last seen in Lawrence, Kan., and was headed to Arizona.

The whereabouts of James Lewis Larson, 90, are unknown, and the public’s assistance is requested to help locate him. Larson is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, 220 lbs., gray hair, blue eyes with eyeglasses, was last seen Nov. 13, 2019, in Lawrence in a maroon 2017 Ford Edge 4-door hatchback bearing Iowa license plate ASG 448.

Larson was said to be traveling from Iowa with a destination of Yuma, Ariz., however he has yet to arrive. Anyone who sees Larson or his 2017 Ford Edge is asked to contact the Lawrence Police Department immediately at 785-832-7509.

Osage County Community Foundation accepting grant applications for 2019

The Osage County Community Foundation has approved a budget of $10,000 for the 2019 grant year. Applications for grants are being accepted from any non-profit organizations based in Osage County. Grant funds are to be used towards non-operating expenses.

To obtain an application, see www.osagecity.org and click on the online forms tab, then the Osage County Community Foundation link. Applications are due by Dec. 15, 2019.

The foundation makes grants for innovative and creative projects and programs that are responsive to changing community needs in the areas of health, social service, education, recreation and cultural affairs. The foundation also continues to seek donations to continue its charitable work in support of Osage County organizations.

For more information, contact Perry Thompson at 785-528-3006 or contact one of the foundation’s board members Joe Humerickhouse, Casey Mussatto, Janet Steinle, Jodi Stark, or Mike Pitts.

Osage County Senior Center: Christmas on Market Street headquarters

Don’t forget to come down to Osage County Senior Center on Nov. 16 to help the Kawanis, Osage City Chamber of Commerce and everyone else that is helping with the kick off for Osage City’s Christmas holiday season.

At 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, Dee Davenport will be helping us with our new exercise program. It will consist of some chair exercises and then some walking or just moving. It will be fun, there will be nothing done on the floor. Come and join us for this new activity. It will be Monday through Friday and there is no cost.

Due to all the activities in November we will not be having a potluck but will start again on Dec. 18. Meals on wheels will be furnishing turkey with stuffing, ham, and mashed potatoes. So we just need the some additional trimmings and deserts. We hope to see you then.

On Nov. 21, Aspire 55 will be at the center. On Dec. 3, Hermes Footcare will be here to take any additional people that need toenails clipped or any other foot problems checked. You need to make an appointment for this, also. If we don’t have people sign up we will cancel this date. Anyone who had theirs done in October, will be eligible on Dec 19. Most have already made their appointment.

Young girl dies in icy highway accident at Overbrook

OVERBROOK, Kan. – A young passenger died from injuries sustained in a three-car collision at the west edge of Overbrook, Kan., on U.S. Highway 56 Monday morning, and icy roads were reported as the cause.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that Cassie N. Ralston, 8, of Scranton, Kan., died after an accident that occurred around 8 a.m. Nov. 11, 2019. The KHP report said a 2001 Dodge Ram driven by Kirsten Noel Edwards, 43, Overbrook, was headed westbound on U.S. 56, when she lost control on the icy highway, crossed the center line, and collided head on with a 2008 Ford Edge driven by Terry Ralston, 52, Scranton. A third vehicle, a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero driven by Kaelyn A. Watkins, 17, Overbrook, then collided with the rear of the Ralstons’ Ford Edge.

Cassie and Terry Ralston, and Kirsten Edwards and her passenger, Luke Edwards, 14, were all transported with unspecified injuries to Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka. Watkins was listed as having no apparent injuries.

Cassie and Terry Ralston and Watkins were listed as wearing safety restraints at the time of the collision, while the report didn’t specify for the Edwardses.

Unofficial results of write-in races, Osage County elections, Nov. 5, 2019

Several of the school board and municipal races in the Nov. 5, 2019, general election in Osage County had no candidates filing for the position, leaving those races to be decided by write-in votes.

In the Quenemo City Council race, two candidates were on the ballot for two seats on the council, but there were enough write-in votes to affect the results. In the Carbondale City Council race, one candidate appeared on the ballot and won one of two open seats; the other seat is to be decided by write-in votes.

The Osage County election office has released the unofficial tally of write-in votes in local races in Tuesday’s election. The results will be unofficial until canvassed by members of the Osage County Commission on Nov. 15.

Positions and tallies of write-in races as of Nov. 8, 2019:

Adopt a family, share the season of giving

The stress of the holiday season can often bring additional challenges for families and individuals who have been affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse or neglect. SOS hopes to help make the holidays brighter for these families by partnering with community members willing to “adopt” a family by providing basic needs and gifts.

Families or individuals are eligible for adoption if they have worked with SOS consistently the last three months and do not qualify for assistance from the Salvation Army. Anyone is eligible to be matched with a family. SOS traditionally has between 50-100 family members or individuals for adoption within the six counties it serves: Chase, Coffey, Lyon, Greenwood, Morris and Osage.

Cowboys come out hot as winners against bulls at Devin Hutchinson Invitational Chute Out

Jeston Meade, of Holcomb, was crowned champion at the second annual Devin Hutchinson Invitational Sunflower State Chute Out, in Burlingame. Miss Rodeo Kansas 2020 Tiffany McCaffrey and Hutchinson presented Meade his awards.

“It was a great night.”

Devin Hutchinson was emphatic in talking about his second annual Invitational Sunflower State Chute Out bull riding competition, held at Burlingame, Kan., Oct. 26, 2019.

“It took a lot to put all of this on,” admitted the event coordinator PBR Professional Bull Rider, from Emporia, Kan. “But once it all came together it was well worth it.”

“Family, friends, fellow competitors and contractors came together to have a night doing what we love,” Hutchinson verified.

“Despite the cold conditions, the crowd was hot and so were the bulls and the riders,” Hutchinson exclaimed.

Results verify just that as Jeston Meade, of Holcomb, Kan., “took it all home,” Hutchinson acknowledged.

“Jeston marked 79 points in the long go-round,” Hutchinson said. “Then his ‘huge’ 90 points on 427 Mob Life from Griffith Bucking Bulls in the short-go clinched the championship.”

Meade took home $1,251 in payback, a custom buckle from Molly’s Silversmiths and a new 10X Bailey from Hatman Jacks.

Second place went to Kevin Hall with 86 points on his draw from J.R Stratford Bucking Bulls. Kyle Jones was third with 85.5 points on Grave Digger, also of Griffith Bucking Bulls.

Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club dedicates picnic table in memory of Casten-Downing

Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H members dedicated this picnic table, created in memory of Jill Casten-Downing, located in Melvern City Park; front from left, Joycelynn, Chelsea Green, Harper Melton, Bella Reeser, Gentry McNally, Gradey McNally, Tanner Totty, and Landon Roy; back, Anna Arb, Amelia Arb, Allie Reeser, Justin Brinkley, Levi Arb, Ella Reed, Tara Green, Natalie Green, and Braelyn McNally.

By Bella Reeser, Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club Reporter

In June 2019, it was proposed at a Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H club meeting to create a memorial to Jill Casten-Downing, a former club member. 4-H parent Eric Melton volunteered his time in undertaking the task of creating a picnic table in memory of Jill. With generous support from Lyndon Building Materials in supplying materials, Hastings Awards for supplying the plaque, and Eric Melton his time and talents, the project was completed in just a few short months.

It all came together on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, when the Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club met with the Casten family at the Melvern City Park. Here they dedicated this picnic table in memory of Jill Casten-Downing and all her involvement in the Melvern community.

All this wouldn’t have been made possible without Lyndon Building Materials, Hastings Awards, and Eric Melton.

USD 420 to honor local veterans with free meal on Veterans Day

The Osage City school district is honoring local veterans on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Area veterans are invited to eat lunch free of charge in the school lunchroom from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

USD 420, the lunchroom staff, and K-Kids are hosts for the meal. Tammi Brabb, the schools’ director of food services, said the menu will be chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls, peaches, and water, tea, milk, or coffee. Veterans who would like to attend are asked to call Osage City Elementary School at 785-528-3171 by Friday, Nov. 8, to reserve a meal.

MdCV Junior High celebrates with Halloween dance

On Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, the Marais des Cygnes Valley Junior High School STUCO held its annual Halloween dance. Members spent the afternoon decorating for the big event, followed by the junior high students enjoying an evening of dancing, food and fun.

OCHS thespians to present two evening Christmas plays Nov. 15-16

Osage City High School will be presenting two Christmas plays for their fall school play. On Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, audience members can watch the hilarious spoof of Hallmark Christmas movies, “The Holiday Channel Christmas Movie Wonderthon.”

The play features six couples trying to find love in the town of Hopewood Falls during the holiday season. The cast includes Owen Bailey as a TSA Agent, Tyler Sage as Laertes, Alex Boner as Vixen, Jayce Brenner as Kris, Liz Devoll as Girl 2, Aleese Courtney as Merry, Greta Crawford as Girl 1, Keaton Curley as Prancer, Gavin DeBaun as Paul, Adam Delekta as Jackson, Wyatt Littrell as PSven, Elizabeth Lowery as Joy, Blake Murphy as Blake, Lucy Martin as Narrator 2, William Martin as Narrator 1, Ashlyn McCoy as Carol, Wyatt Orender as Brett, Bryson Murphy as the Ghost of Santa, Jade Potter as Bridgette, Karley Reece as Holly, Ellie Shoemaker as Noelle, Britney Wilkins as Rita, and Ryan Smith as Jimmy. Audiences can enjoy this show at 7 p.m. Nov. 15, in the Osage City High School Auditorium.

On Saturday, Nov. 16, following the Christmas on Market parade, the play “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be performed. This pageant goes terribly wrong after the horrible Herdman children show up at church and join the cast. Despite the chaos, the pageant eventually reminds everyone of the true meaning of Christmas.

The cast includes Owen Bailey as Hobie, Breckin Bowin as Charlie Bradley, Jerra Butterfield as Beth Bradley, Emery Camarena as Maxine, Olivia Camarena as Grace Bradley, Greta Crawford as Imogene Herdman, Gunnar Fort as Reverend Hopkins, Lucas Gantenbein as David, Kate Heiserman as Mrs. Armstrong, Dani Kerns as Alice, Brody Littrell as Ralph Herdman, August Lohmeyer as Ollie Herdman, Lillian Lohmeyer as Claudia Herdman, Aurora Lowery as Mrs. McCarthy, Tyler Sage as Leroy Herdman, Allison Sloop as Beverly, McKenna Stump as Mrs. Slocum, Dane Whalen as Bob Bradley, Kiersten White as Mrs. Clark. The cast also includes the Angels, Brynlee Harmon, Sadie Harmon, Jordyn Lickteig, Sawyer Serna, Amelia Stark, Ruby Stucky, Leila Wilcoxson, Reece Wilcoxson; and sheperds, Isaac McCoy, Brady Bowin, and Gavin Robert. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, in the Osage City High School Auditorium.

Osage County’s unofficial election results, Nov. 5, 2019

Unofficial election results Tuesday in Osage County showed several races decided, while many city council seats and school board positions remained to be determined by write-in ballots. Write-in ballots were to be tallied late Tuesday night.

In Osage City, Becky Brewer will be the city’s mayor with 371 votes, running unopposed. Also running unopposed, all of Osage City’s city council candidates won in their respective wards, Denise Lauber, 85 votes, Sharon Larson, 37 votes, Cathryn Houghton, 125 votes, and Dale Schwieger, 115 votes.

Mayor races in Carbondale, Melvern, Olivet, and Quenemo will be decided by write-in votes. In Overbrook, all three open council seats will be decided by write-in votes.

Tallies for two city council seats in Quenemo are setting with Fred Sweetwood at 51 votes, and John Wilson, 28 votes, and 60 write-ins outstanding.

In Scranton, a four-way race for three seats on the Scranton City Council showed Tim Nedeau with 93 votes, Amy Jo Miner, 90, Michael J. Meenen, 87, and Brenda Lester, 54.

Here are results of other highlighted races in the county:

Burlingame City Council
(two seats)

  • Sheila Curtis, 126
  • Leslie D. Holman, 125
  • Amanda Kohlman, 137
  • Larry Robinson, 55

Burlingame Mayor

  • Vikki DeMars, 147

Carbondale City Council

  • Larry L. Hinck, 114

Lyndon Mayor

  • Gene Hirt, 34
  • Steve Morrison, 178

Lyndon City Council
(two seats)

  • Lyn Atchison, 135
  • Doug Harty, 100
  • Bill Patterson, 98

Melvern City Council

  • Russ Vest, 17
  • Write-in, 83

School board races were also decided across the county:

USD 420 Position 1A

  • Tyler Parsons, 240
  • David L. Williams, 297

USD 420 2B

  • Kelli Bowin, 396
  • Brian E. Poertner, 151

USD 420 3C

  • PJ Heptinstall, 268
  • Brent A. Johnson, 269

USD 420 7

  • Kat Bellinger, 347
  • Robert Shaffer, 184

USD 421 1A

  • Eric Ratzloff, 294

USD 421 2A

  • David Brecheisen, 186
  • Doug Shoup, 171

USD 421 3A

  • Chris Cole, 313

USD 421 4A

  • Joe Isch, 287

USD 434 1

  • Jason Supple, 579

USD 434 2

  • Justin Ramsdell, 578

USD 434 3

  • Liz Maisberger-Clark, 554

USD 434

  • Madison Swisher Sowers, 583

USD 454 1

  • Melissa Droege, 245

USD 454 7

  • Donna Young, 205

USD 456 1

  • Gregory D. McCurdy, 196

USD 456 2

  • Beth Weimer, 194

USD 456 3

  • Michael R. Ragan, 210

USD 456 7

  • Joe Arb, 196

Extension Council Member

  • Nina J. Flax, 1,468
  • Brett A. Karr, 1,334

City of Burlingame Question

  • Yes, 104
  • No, 64

Constitutional Amendment

  • Yes, 1,043
  • No, 1,003

Osage County Commission will canvass the votes Nov. 15, 2019, at the commissioner’s meeting room at the Osage County Courthouse. Results are unofficial until canvassed.

Agencies warn of seasonal increase in vehicle-deer crashes

TOPEKA – Mating season and the quest for more secure habitat have deer on the move this time of year, increasing the chances of deer-vehicle collisions.

Typically, the greatest number of deer-vehicle crashes are in mid-November when the rut, or mating season, peaks. In addition to the rut, deer are also on the move in mid-fall seeking new food sources and shelter as crops are harvested and leaves fall from trees and shrubs, leaving them less secure than in their summer habitats.

“Wet weather this year may cause some deer to cross roads in new places and the additional vegetation growth could make deer harder to see until they are in the road,” said Levi Jaster, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism big game coordinator. “The approaching breeding season increases deer movement, and the cooler weather, along with young deer dispersing to find new home ranges, mean more deer may be crossing the roads.”

According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, 10,734 (16.5 percent) of the 64,933 vehicle crashes reported in 2018 were deer-related (crashes in which a deer and vehicle actually collided, or the presence of a deer was a contributing circumstance). Although crashes involving deer occur throughout the year in every Kansas county, the highest number of crashes typically occur where there are the most vehicles. Sedgwick County had 418 deer-vehicle crashes reported in 2018, the most of any county, while Butler County followed with 384 reported deer-vehicle crashes.

“In addition to potentially causing human injuries and loss of life, deer collisions often cause significant vehicle damage that can lead to large expenses for the vehicle owner if not properly insured,” said Shawn Steward, Public and Government Affairs Manager for AAA Kansas. “Of the animal strikes reported by AAA Insurance policy holders during the five year period between 2014 and 2018, the average cost per claim was nearly $4,300.”

Osage County Emergency Management schedules table top exercise at Melvern

Osage County Emergency Management and Osage County Local Emergency Planning Committee will host a table top exercise at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 21, 2019, at the Melvern Community Center, 102 NE Main St., Melvern, Kan.

Target participants for this exercise are Osage County fire districts, Scranton Fire Department, Osage County Sheriff’s Office and dispatch center; Osage County Health Department, Osage County Road and Bridge, Osage County EMS, Osage County Local Emergency Planning Committee, and Osage County government officials.

Osage City golf girls compete against Kansas’ top teams at state tournament

Osage City High School Girls Golf Team at State, from left, Laci Davenport, Hayden Serna, Carleigh Gardner, Josie Thompson, Lauren Phillips, and Jenna Hastert.

The Osage City High School Girls Golf Team qualified for State Golf for the second year in a row. The 3-2-1A state tournament was held Oct. 21-22, 2019, at the Salina Municipal Golf Course.

Laci Davenport receives a medal for placing 11th at the State Golf Tournament.

Conditions that Monday were extremely challenging, with high winds and gusts up to 57 mph. The team tied for 6th place with Thomas More Prep, Hays, with a score of 405. The Lady Indians ended up in 7th place, shutting them out for the second round. However, OCHS golfers Laci Davenport and Hayden Serna qualified as individuals to compete again on Tuesday.

Laci ended up with an 11th place medal and a combined score of 176. Hayden placed 38th with a 204.

Congratulations to the OCHS Lady Indians for a successful season.

As daylight saving time ends, turn clocks back, test smoke alarms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Daylight saving time ends this Sunday, and the American Red Cross is reminding everyone to test their smoke alarms when turning back their clocks.

As the fall season ushers in cold weather, it also increases the risk of deadly home fires. That’s because heating equipment is the second most common cause of fatalities from home fires – which, on average, take seven lives every day in the U.S., according to the National Fire Protection Association. But working smoke alarms can double a person’s odds of survival.

“The Red Cross wants everyone to stay safe this winter,” said Jeremie Ballinger, executive director, Greater Kansas City and Northwest Missouri Chapter. “This weekend, please take time to ‘turn and test’ to protect you and your family against the season’s life-threatening risk of home fires.”

Every eight minutes, the Red Cross responds to a disaster – most often, home fires. Here in Greater Kansas City and Northwest Missouri, the Greater Kansas City and Northwest Missouri Chapter responded to 538 local home fires last fiscal year.

This weekend, the Red Cross asks everyone to take these simple steps:

  • Check smoke alarm batteries. When turning the clocks back, take a few minutes to replace the smoke alarm batteries if needed and push the test button to make sure the alarms are working. It’s also a great time to check carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Install smoke alarms. If you don’t have working smoke alarms, install them. At a minimum, put one on every level of the home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. Check local building codes for additional requirements.
  • Practice an escape plan. Make sure everyone in the household knows two ways to get out of every room and how to get out of the home in less than two minutes.

Scouts explore artistic creativity: A little dab’ll do ya!

Girl Scouts can have a blast with Troop 30035 painting a beautiful canvas during the “Little Dab’ll Do Ya!” program. All are invited to join fellow scouts for a fun afternoon filled with color, creativity, friendship, and good times. All supplies are provided including brushes, paint, and an 8×10 canvas. The painting event will Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, with scouts in kindergarten to third grade meeting 10-11:30 a.m., and fourth to 12th grade scouts 2-3:30 p.m., at the Amend Girl Scout Center, 1236 E. 12th Ave., Emporia.

Registration is requested by Oct. 28; fee is $20 per scout and $20 per adult. Snack provided.

Professional cowboy steps out coordinating spectacular bull riding event at Burlingame

Labors of love accompanied by passion have incorporated in tedious dedicated coordination of a special bull riding event this weekend.

The Devin Hutchinson Invitational Sunflower State Chute Out has entries coming in from afar.

“It sure looks to go beyond our grandest expectation with the caliber of contestants, livestock and spectator interest,” said PBR professional bull rider Devin Hutchinson, of Emporia, Kan.

“We’re pleased with the community and saddle club cooperation for the bull riding Saturday evening, Oct. 26th,” Hutchinson said.

Competition with 30 contestants matching skills on bulls from contractors from throughout the Midwest begins at 7 p.m. Saturday. Top riders in the long go-round qualify to come back for a second bull in the short go-round.

“Certainly the caliber of bucking bulls will be a challenge for these riders,” Hutchinson said. “Our event was especially developed for beginning cowboys to match their skills. Yet, we also have several seasoned bull riders lined up for the large prize money offered.”

Freestyle bullfighting is to be featured along with convict poker.

“In convict poker, four people will be playing cards at a table in the arena when a mad bull is released,” the promoter said. “Whoever stays the longest will win a set of tickets to the PBR World Finals.”

Kiwanis family of clubs to install new officers in evening ceremony

On Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, the Osage City Kiwanis family of clubs will install new officers for the 2019-20 year. The Kiwanis family is made up of Osage City Kiwanis, Kiwanis Key Club, Kiwanis Builders Club and Kiwanis K-Kids. The installation will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Osage City Santa Fe Depot, Fifth and Market streets.

Kansas Kiwanis Division XI Lt. Governor Paul Swanson will conduct the installation. Families of the new officers and guests are invited to attend and refreshments will be served afterward.

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