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Hesston Record 4.17

It's Time For The H-Town War – Dragons Vs. Swathers

Posted 9/3/2013

By BOB LATTA

Record Sports Editor

bob@hesstonrecord.com

 Reel the ole time machine back to Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.

It might as well have been Friday the Thirteenth, the way it turned out.

The headline on the pregame story of the season grid opener against Halstead read: “Swathers To Start Season Against Dangerous Dragons”.

It turned out to be rather prophetic.

Late in the fourth quarter, the Swathers led 26-24. They had retaken the lead in a seesaw game with only 2:40 left.

But the Dragons had one last gasp left.

They methodically marched down the field to the Swather 16-yard line. That was where Dragon quarterback Jonah McKee lost his helmet. According to the rules, he had to leave the field for at least one play. There were nine seconds left in the game.

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Community Foundation Funds After School Program

Posted 9/3/2013

The Hesston Community Foundation delivered a check to the Hesston United Methodist Church to assist with their after-school program. This is the second year for the Community Foundation to help fund the program according to Foundation Director Susan Lamb.

“While the HCF board of directors will be intentional in making certain grants are distributed throughout the community, there are no guidelines to prevent an organization from receiving funding two years in a row,” she said.

Darci Mann Youth and Discipleship Minister at Hesston United Methodist Church, said the program began with a single student and his friends.

“The program began because of children needing assistance on a very, hot day in late August of 2011.  Jakeb Ledford, a youth at our church, brought a
group of kids into the church for a drink of water on their walk home,” said Mann.

Mann said the After-School program is not a child-sitting program, but a stop-over for a small snack and fellowship.

“We try to have them out the door by 3:45 that way they can be home by 4 p.m.,” she said. 

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Chiefs Tickets On The Line As Pigskin Picks Begins

Posted 9/3/2013

The Hesston Record's popular Pigskin Picks contest is back and starts this week.

As in seasons past, the grand prize is two tickets to a Kansas City Chiefs game. To win the tickets, you must be the best picker throughout the 12-week season.

“One of the keys to winning the grand prize is to not miss a week of games,” said Publisher Robb Reeves. “You accumulate points throughout the season and you need to be playing each week to win. The game is usually the second or last home game of the season when we give away the tickets.”

The contest also has weekly winners who win $25 in Pigskin Pick bucks. The bucks can be spent at any sponsor on the page and the bucks are treated like cash.

“The weekly winners get their bucks and there is a list of businesses that accept them on the back of each buck,” said Reeves.

Entries must be turned in by 5 p.m. each Friday to the Record office.

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Electric Artists Featured At Walkabout Gallery

Posted 9/3/2013

By Jackie Nelson

The Walkabout Gallery Art for the month of September is being supplied by the Wellness Center Oil Painting Club.

Four ladies, Bobbie Hague, Deb Ozbun, Jolene Ratzlaff and Hallie Rucker are part of the painting club supplying art for the gallery.

The gallery show features an eclectic array of art, from floral paintings to portraits.

“We have a wide variety of art,” said Rucker.

The group, which meets every Tuesday at 9 a.m., has a strong dynamic.

“It is fun to paint together. I know I wouldn’t paint as much at home,” said Hague.

Members said the club allows artists to discuss work and offer advice.

“I really find inspiration when we work together,” said Ratzlaff.

“We ask each other for advice,” said Ozbun

Group members said the dynamic is always open and friendly.

“We really don’t have any challenges working as a group,” said Rucker.

“We do really like each other. I don’t plan anything else for my Tuesdays,” said Hague.

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