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Filed under: prairie musings, political musings, Holyrood, computers — Peg Britton @ 9:43 pm

Mackenzie installed Windows 7 for me.  It’s supposed to be better than Vista, but I don’t know the ways.  I’ll let you know if I ever figure it out. will tell you more than you ever wanted to know about an individual.  Some of the data is incorrect, as you might expect.  The website is getting a lot of news coverage so it is hard to access.

Today was a miserably cold, windy day very unlike yesterday that was HOT. Yesterday the streets were busy with people going here and there and enjoying the first hot day of the season.  Today they were not venturing out unless there was a good reason that forced the outing.

The patrons of Claflin and Lorraine school districts voted overwhelmingly for consolidation.  Over 53% of the voters responded at the polls.

Time to tuck Ringo in for the night.

Thanks for tuning in…



Filed under: prairie musings, Holyrood — Peg Britton @ 9:46 am

Four of us gave 4 Legs Up Barbecue in Great Bend a try last night and no one was impressed.  The walls and tables are covered with trophies and ribbons they have won in cook-offs to prove they’re the best in the west.  There were so many awards, I thought they were team bowling trophies.

We didn’t try their steaks or burgers, but stayed with the “burnt ends”, pulled pork, and sliced brisket sandwiches. We  found all the meat dry. Slathering it with the wide assortment of homemade sauces helped some.  The chipotle/red raspberry sauce was our favorite, but none of their sauces came close to Extra Innings barbecue sauce (or their barbecue) which I thought was about the best in this area.  It’s no longer available.

For dessert, they brought three deep fat fried Oreo cookies for us to try.  They are dipped in something that tastes like funnel cake batter and plunged in to boiling oil.  It’s what I’d call the perfect “state fair food” like fried pickles and fried butter.  You’ve got to be a kid to love it.

The wait staff was very friendly and there was no shortage of customers.  I’m sure there are a lot of people who think the food is very good.

As we passed by Holyrood we noticed K-Jack’s Bar N Grill had a red and white striped tent in place for the dance tonight.  Candi McNeal , who manages K-Jack’s, announced she is having the Sister Whiskey Band to play for an out-door dance beginning at 9:00.  There will be a $5.00 cover charge.  The Grill serves hamburgers and  steaks for the most part.  I imagine it will be the scene of a pretty interesting evening tonight.

It’s supposed to be in the mid-60s today.  Yesterday was wonderful except for the wind.  The one good thing about yesterday is that the heat and wind did a good job in drying out some of the mud that persists from the endless winter snows.

For those of you who are interested, I’m still using coconut oil and feeling well as a result of it.  Something is helping and that’s the only new thing I’ve added to my diet that might be the cause. Added energy is one of the benefits from using it.

If you haven’t read Kent Gaston’s comment following my blog regarding the KU vs K-State score, you might want to scroll down a bit and read it.  I found it very interesting.

Time to move along…and thanks for tuning in.



Filed under: prairie musings, Holyrood — Peg Britton @ 4:26 pm

Have you thought how much stress would be off your shoulders if you had someone  experienced who would help with your wedding or party plans?  Would you like to have the perfect wedding but don’t know where to start to make it happen?  Do you have an event in your future that you wish would come off flawlessly, but you don’t have much time to spend on details to insure its success?  There may be solutions to your dilemma close at hand with the help of an event and wedding planner.

Tara Russell who recently moved to this area from Topeka started her business in 2006 by helping her sister with her Topeka wedding.  Her sister was very busy so Tara basically handled everything from finding ways to save money yet make her sister’s elaborate dreams come true.  Tara loved doing it and knew when it was over that she had found something she loved and was very good at wedding planning.

After her sister’s wedding, her business grew slowly and steadily with six clients.  This year at the Topeka PWG Bridal Show at the Kansas Expocentre, she booked five clients and soon after booked seven more clients.  Her business just keeps growing.

Last May Tara moved to Ellsworth to be with her boyfriend yet continues with her planning commitments by commuting to Topeka and Kansas City.  She has bookings for next year in Kansas City, Topeka and two in this area.

Tara has extensive experience planning corporate luncheons , bachelor and bachelorette parties.  If you want arrangements made fora successful endeavor, Tara can help you.

Her website gives you an idea of what she can do for you.  Her “Elite” plan will give  the bride and groom a stress-free wedding.  Her “I Do” plan is less extensive and may be all the help you need from her.  If you like, you can create an “Ala Carte” package of your own and she will do all those things you find difficult or stressful.  She has a package that will fit your needs and budget.

You can ask her for references and she will direct you to clients so you can check them out for yourself.

I saw Tara at work at Richelle’s and Heath’s wedding and was very impressed.  Dale Soukup, father of the bride, said Tara “handled absolutely everything” and did a “fantastic” job.

We’re fortunate to have someone like Tara living here to offer her services.  There are probably businesses in the area who could use her services to take the load off employees who usually end up making all the plans for parties, receptions, conferences, etc.

You can give her a call at 785.640.0616 or write her at



Filed under: prairie musings, Holyrood — Peg Britton @ 3:31 pm

October 10, 2009 ~~ 9PM-1:00AM
(Serve food from 5-9pm only)
SISTER WHISKEY LIVE BAND playing at K-JACK BAR N GRILL located at 606 N MAIN, Holyrood, KS.
Classic Rock, Country, and More….
Thanks a Million….
Candita McNeal

(If you haven’t been to K-Jack’s, you might want to try their burgers or steaks.  It’s a hoppin’ place.)



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 ….



Filed under: prairie musings, Holyrood — Peg Britton @ 12:18 pm

K JACK Bar and Grill, a new Holyrood business will have its grand opening Friday July 10th.  Their regular menu will include steaks, sandwiches, appetizers and $2.00 bratwursts. They will serve beer, liquor, wine and mixed drinks.

Candi McNeal is the owner - operator.

Hours of operation:  Wednesday - Saturday 4:00 to midnight.

Grill hours:  Wednesday and Thursday 5:00 - 8:30; Friday and Saturday 5:00 - 9:00.

606 N. Main, Holyrood.



Filed under: Holyrood — Peg Britton @ 8:46 pm

St. Peter Lutheran Church of Holyrood and Zion Lutheran Church of Claflin present:

The Streets of Bethlehem, A Journey Through the Past to Visit the Birth Place of Christ.

Come and see where Jesus was born and  experience what the shopkeepers and townspeople saw and heard that night.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 205 South County Road (5th Road) Holyrood

December 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th, Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

Tours leave approximately every 10 to 15 minutes.

Admission is free. Building is handicapped accessible.

Entertainment while you wait, live animals and refreshments.


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