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I was sorry to miss the dedication of the new Bill and Louisa Wiener Therapy Garden. Thanks to them, and to Roger Lavender for constructing it. I expect to be one of them out there enjoying it one day. Many times I've written that when you feel like screaming, go outside and sit in your garden. It's good for what ails you. I've been doing a little reading about how to get fall color in your yard, or better yet, plants that also have flowers in...
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Public Mind letters Oct. 8
Truth and consequences To The Sun: During the Parsons City Commission meeting Monday a taxpayer asked if a property in Orchard Park was in the city limits of Parsons. Excessive horses at the property was one concern. A building permit to build an addition to an existing building was another. Regarding the horses, a neighbor witnessed several horses being walked down the road to a pasture up north the night before the code inspector arrived at ...
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Early Head Start funding The Hays Daily News Despite their efficacy, Early Head Start programs throughout the state are experiencing severe financial stress. Designed to promote early childhood development and parenting skills in low-income households, funding has become a question mark of late. Federal support has decreased dramatically this year as dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 have dried up. State support a...
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Rios, Queen engagement
Brittany Rios Robert L. Queen Jr. Dawn Rios-Campbell of Wichita announces the engagement of her daughter, Brittany Ann Rios, to Robert L. Queen Jr., son of Robert L. Sr. and Pam Queen of Parsons. Brittany Rios is the daughter of the late Angel Rios Jr. Robert is the grandson of Glen and Rita Garretson of Parsons and Ivan and Kathy Queen of Niotaze. Brittany is the granddaughter of Carmen Rios of Kearney, N.J., Pamela and Ned Wangler of Desert ...
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Culley, Smith wedding
Kayla Culley and Craig Smith were married on July 16 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Parsons. The Rev. Adam Keiter of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Pittsburg, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Scott and Beth Culley of Lyndon. The groom is the son of Richard and Sue Smith of Parsons. Allie Culley, sister of the bride of Lyndon, was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Julie Knolle, sister of the bride of Peine, Germany, Madison C...
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Couple celebrates 60th
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Strathe Couple celebrate 60th wedding anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Sam Strathe of rural Parsons celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary recently with a family cookout. Sam Strathe and Karyl Dickerson were married Sept. 8, 1951, in Topeka. The Strathes are both retired. The couple have four children, Sharen Vallier of Erie, Sandy Meyer of Franklin, Tenn., Sharla Hopper and Sherry Dunlay, both of Parsons; and many grandchildren an...
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