The deadline to be on the Hesston Citywide Garage Sale list is Friday at 5 p.m. Receive a descriptive ad, two signs, and balloons for $15. Sign up at the Record offices, 347 B Old Highway 81.
Editor’s Note: Local resident Morgan Reeves traveled to the town of Moore, Okla., which was recently devastated by a tornado. Reeves wrote a first-hand account of her experience as a volunteer helping residents clean up and recover. Reeves is a 2012 graduate of Hesston High and will be attending Oral Roberts University in the fall.
This past Saturday I went down to the devastated community of Moore, Okla., to help out. The young adults ministry I attend in Newton, Bonfire Ministries, had a group of 10 young adults who volunteered to go and serve for the day.
On the trip down there I was not sure what to expect. I had never been to an area that had been struck with such tragedy. Our group did not have much of plan; we just knew we wanted to help out anyway we could. Bonfire Ministries had collected supplies donated by the community at the Wal-Mart in Newton. We knew we wanted to give those supplies to those in need.
Once we were getting close to our destination, we contacted Church of the Harvest, which is located in Moore. At the church, an organization called Service International was there assigning volunteer groups to sites all around Moore.
They had us fill out a little paperwork, gave us Disaster Relief Volunteer shirts, and sent us out to where we were needed. It was incredibly organized and I was very impressed with how smoothly it went.
Church of the Harvest was also taking donations. The church’s indoor basketball court had been turned into a warehouse full of bottled water, food, diapers, toiletries, and other necessary items. It was completely full and arranged like a warehouse. Victims of the tornado were able to come in, grab a shopping cart, and take whatever they needed.
It was amazing to see what all God had provided for His people in their time of need. This is where we left the donations that we collected from the Newton Wal-Mart.
Hesston Public Library is digging in and preparing for the Summer Reading Program, which kicks off June 1 and will continue through July 31.
This year’s theme is Dig Into Reading. Storytimes and events will feature gardening, animals, construction fun and much more.
Children and teens set a reading goal for the summer (either number of books or amount of time spent reading). Those who meet their reading goal will receive a free book of their choice from a great selection of titles.
Adults can also join in on the fun and set their own reading goals to earn a free tote bag.
In addition, the library will host Dig Into Reading story times and other special activities throughout the summer. As a special treat, we will have a Magic Show featuring 8 Silly Rabbits on July 10 at 2 p.m. at Hesston High School, co-sponsored by Hesston Recreation & Community Education.
All Summer Reading events and activities are free and open to all.
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For the Record
“Right now, we have five children living here. We have two single dads. We have had up to 10 kids living here.”
Harvey County Homeless Shelter Director
NEWTON – On Saturday, June 1at Grace Community Church, the first ever Jam for Jesus event to benefit the children of the Harvey County Homeless Shelter (HCHS) will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Musical entertainment will be the Life Church Band from Augusta and Mark Logan of Newton. “It will be a good event with gospel music and food,” said one of the coordinators, Janette Wranosky.
Wranosky and Richard Diehl, of Halstead, have been planning the event since February.
The fun event is designed to raise money and awareness for a serious problem – homeless children living in the Harvey County shelter.
“One day, I was talking to a boy who lived here. All of a sudden, he just goes white as a sheet. I look back and some kids had come in to do some work. He took off for his family’s room. I went and looked for him and all this boy would say was, ‘How many are there?’ I went back and looked, came back and told him there were three kids out there. He said, ‘All of them are in my class.’ My heart just dropped for this kid. Here he was a 13-year-old, and these things matter to kids that are 13. You don’t want people to know you are homeless,” said Diehl.
By Megan Kelley, Schowalter Villa
Enjoying life’s journey is what it’s all about at Schowalter Villa.
Two of the Villa’s adventure-seeking, wheelchair-bound healthcare residents, Loren Cubbage and Yeteve Middleton, recently fulfilled their wishes to enjoy an exciting journey of their own.
One day as Cubbage wheeled past Neighborhood Nurse Manager Jeff Richta’s office and spied a motorcycle photograph on a shelf, he asked, “Is that your bike?”
“No, but I do have one,” Richta replied. “I’ll bring it and show it to you when the weather warms up.”
And he did.
As soon as Cubbage saw Richta’s Honda VTX 1800R, he asked, “Is it possible for me to have a ride?”
“I’ll do some checking and see,” Richta replied.
Meanwhile, Life Enrichment Coordinator Jill Moore was taking Middleton out to enjoy the sunny day when they noticed Richta and Cubbage near the motorcycle. Moore knew that Middleton and her son had ridden a bike years ago, and asked her if she wanted to ride one again.
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By Jacquelyn Nelson
Hesston Resident Louise Smith was awarded the Irene Heart Award from the Central Plains Area Agency on Aging, which involves Harvey, Butler and Sedgwick Counties.
Smith is married to husband Wylie. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
After training at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Hollywood, California she worked as a x-ray technician for 26 years. She went back to school to take business and accounting classes to work on the business side of medicine. She started as a medical clerk and then as clinical coordinator at UK School of Medicine, Wichita. She then went to school at Schweitzer in Wichita to learn the business side of medicine.
After Medical School she managed a pediatric office and then went on to set up and manage an Oncology Practice until retirement. After retirement she served as Executive Director for Mid Kansas Cancer Foundation.
When the Smiths moved to Hesston Louise became involved with the beginning of the Hesston Area Senior Center (HAS)
She assisted the building committee in the selection of exterior coverings carpeting and interior décor.
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Schowalter Villa will be hosting the annual Father’s Day Villa Antique Car Show on Friday, June 14, from 9 to 11 a.m.
All antique and vintage cars, trucks and tractors are welcome to participate in the show.
The Father’s Day Car Show tradition allows residents the opporutintiy to see the cars, trucks and tractors of their youth.
In addition to residents, the children from the Hesston Child Care Center are given the opportunity to get their first look at American Muscle.
The show will take place in the Schowalter Villa parking lot, located just off of Main Street.
To display your vehicle, contact Cherie at Schowalter Villa at 620-327-3444.