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3/19/2013

SPAGHETTI SUPPER SAT. MARCH 23RD COMMANDING OFFICERS’ QUARTERS KANOPOLIS…

Filed under: prairie musings, Kanopolis Musings — Peg Britton @ 7:43 am

Enjoy a nice dinner among friends and supporters of the commanding officers’ quarters on Saturday in Kanopolis between 5:00 and 7:00.  They will serve spaghetti, bread, coffee, tea and dessert for a contribution.  Try to make it a point to be there and support the efforts of the Ellsworth County Historical Society in preserving our heritage.

Thanks for tuning in …

8/16/2012

C.C. WEBSTER IS BRINGING A FILM FESTIVAL TO THE KANOPOLIS DRIVE-IN THEATER AUGUST 25TH…

Filed under: prairie musings, Kanopolis Musings — Peg Britton @ 10:18 am

The Kanopolis Drive-In is featuring a film festival Saturday August 25th with the first film showing about 9:00 p.m.  In all four films will be shown starting with the the silent comedy classic “Safety Last”, starring the great comedian Harold Lloyd.  The second film will be “Not Waving but Drowning”, and independent film about two high school friends who go their separate ways during the span of a summer.

Josh Webb, the Kanopolis Drive-In owner, has booked two additional first run films to follow.  One is  “The Expendables 2″.

Regular admission price will admit you at 8:00 p.m. for one or all four movies with the proceeds to go to the Kanopolis Drive-In.

In 2007, C.C. Webster, who works as a writer and commercial filmmaker in New York City found a way to draw attention to the few remaining small town drive-in theaters in the U.S. by bringing them independent films and film classics. Webb discovered Webster’s drive-in festival information through internet browsing and contacted her to bring her festival to Kanopolis, a small community of about 500.  The drive-in can accommodate about 160 cars.

In addition to the four movies, there will be old-fashioned carnival games, raffles and merchandise for sale reminiscent of earlier days when drive-in theaters were plentiful and popular.

Josh Webb is a fine entrepeneur and is making every effort to keep the Kanopolis Drive-in open for local viewers.  Take your family and support this effort by enjoying carnival games and watching one, two or all four movies.

Admission:  $7 for ages 13 to adult; $5 for ages 5-12, ages 4 and under are free.

10/22/2011

SOUP SUPPER TONIGHT IN KANOPOLIS

Filed under: prairie musings, Kanopolis Musings — Peg Britton @ 10:23 am

SOUP  SUPPER FUND RAISER…
SATURDAY EVENING,  Oct. 22nd

C.O.Q.  in  Kanopolis

5 p.m.   –   7 p.m.

Chili  -  Chicken Noodle  -  Vegetable Beef

Pie  and  Coffee  or  Tea

Ellsworth Co. Historical Society

A $5.00 donation is suggested.  Carry out available.

Your participation is appreciated.  And the food is great!

9/2/2011

KANOPOLIS FIESTA TOMORROW…

Filed under: prairie musings, Kanopolis Musings — Peg Britton @ 5:08 pm

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7/11/2011

KANOPOLIS DRIVE-IN SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEKEND…HARRY POTTER 7

Filed under: prairie musings, Kanopolis Musings — Peg Britton @ 7:44 pm

SUPPORT THE KANOPOLIS DRIVE-IN THEATER…

Kanopolis Drive-In Theatre

Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday Nights.

Double Features on Fridays & Saturdays.
Gates open 8 – 9:45 pm!! Movie starts about 9:30 p.m.
www.kanopolisdrivein.com

Ticket Prices
$7 for ages 13 and up
$5 for ages 5-12
4 and under FREE
Here is the schedule for this weekend’s movies. We were lucky. We did not expect to get Harry Potter. Guess somebody is looking out for us!

Thursday July 14 -Zookeeper.

Friday/ Saturday July 15 and 16 -HARRY POTTER 7 AND ZOOKEEPER!

Sunday July 17 HARRY POTTER 7!

Thanks!

Josh Webb

7/8/2011

FORT HARKER HAMBURGER FEED TONIGHT FROM 5 TO 7…

Filed under: prairie musings, Kanopolis Musings — Peg Britton @ 6:43 am
Reminder !!

Fort Harker Hamburger Feed
Friday,  July 8th,    5 - 7
and
A Reunion of Historians,
Interested Parties
and
Descendants
of the
FORSYTH SCOUTS

July 8, 2011
At old Fort Harker (Kanopolis), Kansas
In conjunction with Fort Harker Days 2011

Hamburger Feed Starts at 5:00 pm

History Program starts at 7:00 pm

7/7/2011

FORT HARKER DAYS KANOPOLIS JULY 9TH

Filed under: prairie musings, Kanopolis Musings — Peg Britton @ 8:06 pm

July 9th, Saturday:

Fort Harker Days in Kanopolis

6:30 a.m. registration 4-mile run

7:30  2-mile walk startsFood vendors all day

Kids games

Sand volleyball

10 a.m. parade

8:30 p.m. raffle drawing

9:00 - midnight dance

7/6/2011

KANOPOLIS DRIVE-IN THEATER…

Filed under: prairie musings, Kanopolis Musings — Peg Britton @ 6:14 am

Kanopolis Drive-In Theatre

Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday Nights.

Double Features on Fridays & Saturdays.
Gates open 8 – 9:45 pm!! Movie starts about 9:30 p.m.
www.kanopolisdrivein.com

NOW SHOWING…

Thursday, July 7th
Cars 2

Friday, July 8th
Zookeeper & Bad Teacher

Special Triple Feature - Saturday, July 9th
Bullitt & Zookeeper & Bad Teacher

Sunday, July 10th
Zookeeper

Ticket Prices
$7 for ages 13 and up
$5 for ages 5-12
4 and under FREE

10/22/2010

REMEMBER THE SOUP SUPPER TOMORROW NIGHT…

Filed under: Kanopolis Musings — Peg Britton @ 2:36 pm

It’s soup and pie on the menu tomorrow night at the Commanding Officers Quarters in Kanopolis.  A $5.00 donation is requested by the Ellsworth County Historical Society to help with their preservation work.  It starts at 4:30 and runs until about 7:00, or when they run out of food. This is a good project and deserves your support.

10/20/2010

ELLSWORTH COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL SOUP SUPPER

Filed under: prairie musings, Kanopolis Musings — Peg Britton @ 4:57 pm

Saturday, October 23, 2010
4:30 to 7:00 P.M.
Commanding Officer’s Quarters
Kanopolis, Kansas

Ham & beans, vegetable beef, chili, and homemade pie.
$5.00 donation

1/17/2010

ST. BERNARD YOUTH GROUP COOKBOOK…

Filed under: prairie musings, family, friends, Kanopolis Musings, Ellsworth — Peg Britton @ 2:00 pm

You probably know by now from reading my blog that I rarely promote something unless I really like it, believe in it…or think it needs our support.  I get requests to post items that never get posted for various reasons.

When notice of another cookbook was brought to my attention, I knew I didn’t need it  as I’m trying to rid myself of the ones I have.  If I want a recipe, there are millions of options on line. I have had enough experience in the kitchen that I can tell a good recipe from a bad one by reading it.  There is no need to buy another cookbook, but I find exceptions.  I’m always tempted by a new Colorado Cache-like cookbook.

Yesterday I asked my friend Deneen if she had one of her youth group cookbooks to show me, and, of course she did.  I  was very pleasantly surprised and found it filled with good recipes from good friends and a bargain at $5.00.  The book almost fell open to the page that contained son Todd’s famous spaghetti sauce recipe which was reason enough for me to buy it.   I ended up buying several for gifts.

This cookbook was compiled by the St. Bernard/St. Ignatius junior high youth group and features more than 360 pages of family favorites provided by parishioners from St. Bernard (Ellsworth), St. Ignatius (Kanopolis) and St. Bernard, Louisiana churches.  The proceeds go to their various mission projects.  They had 300 printed and  half of those have been sold or spoken for in only a few days.  They are selling like hotcakes.

If you wish to make a purchase, please contact Deneen Shively at 785.472.8780 or Anne Deming.   It’s a good thing to do.

Thanks for tuning in…

11/8/2009

LAST POST FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS…

Remember the fall of the Berlin wall 20 years ago?  That changed much of Europe and gave millions of people an opportunity for a better life.

Studies show diet soda doubles the risk of kidney damage. Regular consumption of artificially sweetened drinks can lead to a gradual decline in kidney function. Regular soda isn’t good for you either.  I wonder what the future holds for all our young folks who devour one soda after another all day long.  It can’t be good. It was a mistake to ever put soda dispensers in our schools.

Unemployment is at 10.2%, and climbing.

Turkey and ham bingo last night in Kanopolis was hugely successful and lots of fun, so I heard.  Some walked out with turkeys and hams for Thanksgiving while others won money in raffles.Others just had to settle on having a really good time. Karen called Ally and asked her to buy her three raffle tickets and ended up winning $50.  Ally bought three but didn’t win.  It all went to a good civic cause.

Youngest grandson left early this morning for Cincinnati  for two weeks of training at the  Air Force Expeditionary Medical Skills Institute’s Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills, or C-STARS.  The  medical training program  is embedded in a civilian academic trauma center where he’ll be exposed to  transporting  critically ill patients on various types of aircraft.   Tyler is part of  the C-STARS staff in a total-force platform led by trauma surgeons, physician assistants, flight nurses and respiratory therapists from active duty Air Force and Air National Guard.  Its purpose is to prepare Air Force medics by providing hands-on clinical sustainment training in the care of seriously injured patients. The treatments involve trauma that students are likely to encounter on the war front.  It’s likely after this training he’ll be deployed and the reality of what he’s being prepared for will set in.

A sweeping health care reform bill passed the House after months of debate.  Women everywhere are going to be raising their fists if the abortion restrictions aren’t relaxed.  We have to do something about health care and people who vote against a bill to reform the current system will regret it.

In the House, the Stupak anti-abortion amendment passed 240 to 194 with one member voting present. 64 Democrats votes yes on the Stupak amendment. The Stupak amendment would effectively ban insurance companies from selling insurance plans that cover elective abortion on the individual and small group market. It would be one of the most far reaching national restriction placed on abortion in decades. It could also potential be used by insurance companies to allow them to legally discriminate against low income Americans.If you choose to have an abortion, your doctor is willing to refer the procedure, and your insurance provider is willing to pay for the procedure, this amendment will have a government bureaucrat prevent that from happening. For all the talk about small government, these representatives are more than happy to give the government more power as long as it is used to restrict a woman’s right to choose.  For more….from firedoglake.com.

Making abortions illegal and unsafe does nothing to prevent abortions.  I don’t know why that is so difficult for some people to understand.  There are hypocrites voting on these measures whose female family members have had abortions that you can equate with the hypocrites who votes against gay rights when they themselves are closet gays.

Leaves are ankle deep again in our yard.  My fave “yard girl” is going to mulch them today for the last time this year.  First we will have our usual Sunday morning breakfast at KCs.  It’s a transference from her Sunday morning outings with her father.

I get a couple dozen letters a day from people/scammers who want me to buy a degree in something.  I’m all for education and learning something new each day, but these folks need to heed their own advice.  What good is a piece of paper that said you graduated from some non-existent school?  This is the tone of the letters:

To old to go to the school? and you want a degree, ok we will help you get it Just call us at this number 1. 215-602-2419 and we will do the rest for you, and you will get yourself a Educational Paper!  Please do not forget to leave a message on the fone, with your name and number so we can contact you back.

This reminds me of a 7th grade English quiz.  How many mistakes can you find in this message?

I’m packing today for my stint at the Salina Regional Hospital.  I’ll throw everything in the car tonight to eliminate one more thing to do in the morning.  I have to be there at 5:30 and that means getting up at 3:45 in time to shower and leave. Then I get to sit for an hour or more and wait for something to happen.  I think they schedule you to be there an hour before they expect you to arrive.  It’s a bummer, not for me as I can sleep all day, but for Ally, Todd and Karen, it’s a trip.  Ally is planning on spending the night with me after surgery, if necessary.

I’m not at all anxious about tomorrow.  Ted Macy is an excellent surgeon and I’ve been down the road before with him.  It’s just something that has to be done and I’m very much accustomed to accepting things as they are.  Friends from far and wide have advice to offer and I know I can count on them.  One was for many years the head of a university nursing department and also a breast cancer survivor, another is one of only about 120 RNs nationwide who have the highest breast cancer certification while another is a radiology oncologist.  Many of  my friends have also undergone breast surgery and treatment.  I will call on them if necessary.

Thanks for your kind thoughts.  I’ll be back soon…maybe Wednesday for a quick update.

11/7/2009

TURKEY AND HAM BINGO IN KANOPOLIS TONIGHT AT 7:00. I DON’T KNOW WHERE…JUST LOOK FOR A CLUTCH OF CARS.

Filed under: prairie musings, Kanopolis Musings — Peg Britton @ 3:01 pm

7/21/2009

TIME TO DO A LITTLE SUPER-SLEUTHING…

Filed under: prairie musings, Kanopolis Musings — Peg Britton @ 8:15 pm

This is what I learned from the mother of the bride.

Sometime after the wedding dinner and dance Saturday night at the American Legion Hall in Kanopolis, it is thought an individual broke into the hall by going through a window, then unlocked the back door and admitted another individual.

It appeared that the two people helped themselves to food and drink left over from the wedding dinner that was stored in the refrigerator.  They then took the rest of the food that included a large amount of pulled pork that was contained in a $90 large stainless steel pan, sloppy Joe’s in a crock pot, two quarts of barbecue sauce, potato salad, two large pillows of hamburger buns (about 100) baked beans, several bottles of liquor and a partially full keg of Bud Light beer.

If you know of anyone having a party at Wilson Lake on Sunday and who served this food, as has been reported, or know of anyone perpetrating this crime, please contact CRIMESTOPPERS at 1.800.222.TIPS.  Crimestoppers will not ask your name, they just want your information.  Be a good citizen and help arrest these neredowell miscreants.

7/11/2009

PARADE TIME…FORT HARKER DAYS IN KANOPOLIS

Filed under: prairie musings, Kanopolis Musings — Peg Britton @ 2:37 pm

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Small in numbers, but mighty strong.

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Hidden behind all those balloons is Jan Andrews, the dispenser of the brightly colored attractions.

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Tomasa Cisneros was the Grand Marshall of the parade.  A more deserving person could not be had for this event.  She is the consummate volunteer who lends anyone who needs it an extra helping hand.

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This young lad knows how the system works.  He’s a veteran of Fort Harker Days parades.  As you can see, he’s all hunkered down with his plastic grocery sack waiting for the parade participants to throw candy to him.  As each entrant passes and dispenses candy, he’ll spring forth and grab as much as he can and will be well supplied with sweet treats until Halloween.  That’s the way it works.

HAMBURGER FEED AT FORT HARKER

Filed under: prairie musings, Kanopolis Musings — Peg Britton @ 1:00 pm

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Get in line for hamburgers, beans, chips and cake. The mayor of Kanopolis is dishing it up!

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Then find a place to sit.  It was a relatively cool evening in the shade…also very humid.  About 300 people showed up to support the fund-raising event for the Ellsworth Historical Society.

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My friends from Skyfire Garden Seeds Farm, Micki and Paul Krumm who live off the grid east of Kanopolis and are an inspiration to all of us.

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Very photogenic, Jesse Magana of Rancho Milagro.

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Rep. Josh Svaty and Ryon Carey shoot the breeze.

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People just love visiting …
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Ryon Carey drove in from Lindsborg to read up on Fort Harker history and visit with friends.

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7/8/2009

GEARING UP FOR THE WEEKEND…

Filed under: prairie musings, Kanopolis Musings, Holyrood — Peg Britton @ 9:38 pm

I’m gearing up for the weekend.  Friday night is the hamburger feed in Kanopolis.  It begins at 5:00 pm at the  Commanding Officers Quarters.  This is a very special event that heralds the opening of Fort Harker Days and is a fund-raiser for the Commanding Officers Quarters.  They usually run out of food by 7:00, so attend early.

The Fort Harker Days parade is Saturday where entrants are supposed to be lined up ready for the start of the parade at 10:00.  Rain is forecast, but we’ll hope for a cool, cloudy day.  I probably won’t be able to participate…being out under direct sunshine is just not in my life anymore.

Saturday the Bar and Grill in Holyrood is having its grand opening, so Ally and I plan to have dinner there.  Later…the rest of the family will have fun at the program and dance in Kanopolis.  It’s always a lively Saturday night at Fort Harker Days.

Sunday evening there is a Saline County Democratic fundraiser at Martinelli’s in Salina and I will attend that with a friend and Ally.  Dennis McKinney is the speaker and Rep. Josh Svaty will introduce him.

That’s about as thin as I can spread myself over the weekend.  I’m looking forward to the activity.

Thanks for tuning in ….

7/6/2009

RIP ROARIN’ FORT HARKER DAYS…

Filed under: prairie musings, Kanopolis Musings — Peg Britton @ 2:01 pm

July 10- Fort Harker Days in Kanopolis

  • 5:00 pm Sand Volleyball
  • 5:00 pm Hamburger Feed, Ft. Harker Commanding Officers Quarters 785-472-3417.  This is a very special event that heralds the opening of Fort Harker Days and is a fund-raiser for the Commanding Officers Quarters.  You’ll love attending this delightful event as people come from far and wide to attend, participate and visit.  They usually run out of food by 7:00, so attend early.

11 Fort Harker Days in Kanopolis

  • 8:00 am 4-mile run; 2-mile-walk
  • Food Vendors all day
  • Kids games
  • Sand Volleyball
  • 10:00 am Parade
  • Various Inflatables (wrist bracelets)
  • 7:00 pm Mr. Hypnotist Mike Reeves, KMS Gymnasium.  Tickets $5.00 advance, $7.00 at the door. 785-472-4071
  • 8:30 pm Raffle drawing
  • 9:00 to midnight dance (Hillbillies DJ Service). 785-472-4567

3/30/2009

ELLSWORTH COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY SPAGHETTI SUPPER

Filed under: prairie musings, Kanopolis Musings — Peg Britton @ 3:37 pm

The annual spaghetti supper has been rescheduled for Saturday April 4th from 5:00 to 7:00 at the Senior Officers Quarters at Fort Harker.  Carry out orders are available from 4:00 until 7:00.

8/30/2008

FIESTA DAY

Filed under: Kanopolis Musings — Peg Britton @ 1:29 pm

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This is for ex-pats who couldn’t be here today.  The food was great, as usual.

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The basement was packed with friends hovering over plates of tamales, tostadas, tacos and beans.

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Georgia has been associated with this event all her life.

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Everyone has a specialty to make this event come together.

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Time flies.  One of my grade school students then was in the fifth grade, but now is standing in a black and white shirt and white beard. That was 45 years ago.

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The Orozco family provides the backbone of this operation.

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