Get A Life: Improve the quality of your life Mon, 17 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Loretta LaRoche More Content Now Over the years I have had some of these tests multiple times at the insistence of my doctors. Now we're being told a yearly pap [...]]]> Auto Bits: Five insider tips to save money when buying a car Mon, 17 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 Here are five tips from Joe Pendergast, assistant vice president of consumer lending at Navy Federal Credit Union, to get the most car for your money with a payment you can live with:
Step 1: Know what you can afford: Your first step when making any large purchase should be to assess your current financial situation. Review your monthly income, subtract all anticipated expenses, and make sure there's money left to not only afford a car payment, but also to contribute to [...]]]>
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Home Help: Hot decorating trends to make your home interiors pop Mon, 17 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 Looking for ways to switch up your style? From the right patterns and colors to impressive accents, the latest home design trends will keep your space looking fresh and fabulous.
"Now more than ever, homeowners are willing to experiment with design," said Taniya Nayak, interior designer and DIY television personality.
Here are a few home decor trends Nayak predicts will make a big impact this spring:
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BOE votes to move Extend program Sun, 16 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Julie Clements Having fun in the sun Sun, 16 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Belinda Larsen City Councils to meet Monday Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 My View: Taking a look at 'The Wind Rises,' 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Sun, 16 Mar 2014 09:53:19 +0000 Stephen Shupe City, Inc. discuss goals, objectives for future Sun, 16 Mar 2014 09:34:48 +0000 Julie Clements Morning Minutes: March 16 Sun, 16 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 dapple \ DAP-uhl \ noun; A small contrasting spot or blotch; a mottled appearance, especially of the coat of an animal (as a horse); transitive verb: to mark with patches of a color or shade; to spot. intransitive verb: to become dappled; adjective: marked with contrasting patches or spots; dappled. —
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Scuttlebutt is a digest of major yacht racing news, commentary, opinions, [...]]]>
El Dorado BOE supports all-day kindergarten, no support to change elections Sat, 15 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Water Committee continues to cause concerns Sat, 15 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Julie Clements Wind and possible snow forecast Sat, 15 Mar 2014 09:41:51 +0000 Trimble Trust funds several organizations Sat, 15 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Kari Adams Default leads to legal woes for API Sat, 15 Mar 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Kent Bush Morning Minutes: March 15 Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 incipient \ in-SIP-ee-uhnt \ adjective; Beginning to exist or appear. —
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Welcome to the future! Here you will find a speculative timeline of future history. Part fact and part fiction, the timeline is based on detailed research that includes analysis of current trends, long-term environmental changes, advances in technology, future medical breakthroughs, the evolving geopolitical landscape and [...]]]>
Viewpoints 3-15-14 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Erin Fox: Judgment call Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Erin Fox/TG columnist Lady Jaguars' rally falls short at State Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:22:30 +0000 Chris Swick, McPherson Sentinel
The Jaguars could roll over and quit or keep fighting.

They chose the latter option.

After being down 22 points in the second quarter, Andover Central fought back and nearly pulled off the comeback win, getting to within [...]]]>
Multiple fires keep fire fighters busy Thursday Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Belinda Larsen
According to Butler County dispatch, district fire crews responded to 19 grass fire calls this week. That number is above normal.

Keri Korthals with Butler County Emergency Management advised the combination of winds and warmer temperatures created a volatile environment.
Kent Bush: Space strikes have shorter picket lines Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Kent Bush Obituary: Randy E. Smith Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:53:14 +0000 Granlund cartoon: Zuckerberg calls Obama Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:26:37 +0000 Two Oriole powerlifters place at State Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:54:53 +0000 Jeremy Costello
Alexis Baker, who is only a freshman, earned a medal for taking second place in bench in the 140-pound weight class. Baker took fifth place overall at State.

Baker’s medal at State a strong freshman campaign. At her first meet, she placed ninth at the Royal Valley meet at 132, but improved in several meets [...]]]>
Exploration Place to be home for new Butler technology studio Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 TG news report A League of Her Own: Teamwork is what makes a team successful Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:45:25 +0000 By Heather Harris More Content Now I hold a particular place in my heart for my old high school teammates. Some of us played together for 10 years and shared a type of ESP.
We could read each other. We knew each other's mannerisms and personalities. We zoned in on how to inspire one another, and worked hard to avoid what would cause stress.
We got back on defense to cover, and laid up passes ahead of sprinting teammates to score goals.
The best part of playing together that long [...]]]>
App Finder: Top baseball apps Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:44:46 +0000 MLB.COM AT BAT: This official app from Major League Baseball is one of the best. You get scores of all the action, standings, stats and much more. If you want to be a premium subscriber, you can listen to any game being broadcast. Free for iOS and Android. http://mlb. [...]]]> Butler Benefit Auction sets record of $193,000 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 07:15:00 +0000 TG news report Looking Up: Mission to Europa Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Peter Becker More Content Now After all, we are water-based creatures on a watery world, with 75 percent of the Earth covered in seas. There is a moon orbiting Jupiter known as Europa, which is believed to be completely covered in ocean, topped by an icy crust.
The proposed NASA budget [...]]]>
Eric P. Bloom: Running a great meeting using 7 ways of controlling the room Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Eric P. Bloom More Content Now People will be willing to attend your meetings. Helps you build your professional brand as a leader. Assist you in reaching your meeting and business objectives.
The concept of "controlling the room" during a meeting is conceptually similar to what professional [...]]]>
Matthew T. Mangino: Demystifying the language of law Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now However, Scalia is the same guy who wrote in his dissent of the decision striking [...]]]> Movie review: 'Grand Budapest Hotel' another delight from Wes Anderson Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now I do have use for that sort of movie, as do all those Anderson-lovers who have seen "Rushmore" and "The Royal [...]]]> Health Watch: Beat the winter blues Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 Shoveling snow, scraping windshields and running from the car to the office burns calories, but enough is enough. We can't take it anymore, winter! We're tired. We're cold. We want spring! But alas, it's only March.
Fortunately, there are effective strategies to help combat the winter blues:
On below-zero days, a couch, blanket and cranked thermostat are much more enticing than venturing outside to hit the gym. But here's the deal: exercise can help banish your winter [...]]]>
Morning Minutes: March 14 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 umbrage \ UHM-brij \ noun; Shade; shadow; hence, something that affords a shade, as a screen of trees or foliage; a vague or indistinct indication or suggestion; a hint; reason for doubt; suspicion; Suspicion of injury or wrong; offense; resentment. —
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East London clothier Shade London aims to mix creativity with wearable and affordable street/sports wear design.
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Movie review: 'Need for Speed' is a high-powered cliche machine Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now Movie review: 'Visitors' is weird and mesmerizing Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now If you're not familiar with his name it's because he's only made four feature films "Koyaanisqatsi" (1982), "Powaqqatsi" (1988), "Naqoyqatsi" (2002) and [...]]]> Lady Bulldogs eliminated from state tournament Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:43:00 +0000 Mark Schnabel, Newton Kansan
Hesston, 23-1, plays at 6:30 p.m. today against either Cimarron or Council Grove.
CHS National School of Character finalist Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Belinda Larsen Jim Hillibish: Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Irish beer recipes Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:40:03 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now The foamy fermentation is a flavor driver in a number of traditional Irish recipes, especially the Irish stew served after Mass on St. Patrick's Day.
Irish beef stew differs from English or American stew by serving it atop separately cooked potatoes. The mashed spuds become a sop for the gravy. That's the essence of colcannon, mashed potatoes with leeks and butter shaped into a boat to hold the stew. If you try this, you might [...]]]>
St. Patrick's Day tradition: Irish soda bread Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:39:09 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now The less you knead and handle it, the better. The most cherished examples of this "aran soide" are bright, light and free form, never heavy and compacted.
It is a variety of quick bread where the rising comes from sodium bicarbonate instead of yeast. It reacts with the buttermilk or a substitute to form tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide. They give the bread its butter and jam-grabbing texture. [...]]]>
Cardiac Cats do it again move to state semis Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:51:55 +0000 Josh Prim
El Dorado took their strong team play from their substate championship run into Salina Thursday night knocking off the #3 seeded Basehor Linwood Bobcats 66-60 to move to the 4A Division I semifinals Friday.

The heavily favorites Bobcat team came out on fire in the opening moments of [...]]]>
Granlund cartoon: Putin first Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:14:42 +0000 St. Patrick's Day fun facts Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:35:36 +0000 1. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17 every year, the date St. Patrick died. It also is St. Patrick's feast day.
2. St. Patrick wasn't an irishman, he was British. He was kidnapped and taken to Ireland when he was 14, where he was a slave for six years. He was freed at age 20, and then, in his 30s, he returned to Ireland as a missionary.
3. The first St. Patrick's Day parade in the U.S. was in 1762 in New York City. Today [...]]]>
Augusta BOE makes recognitions Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Belinda Larsen Butler Trustees discuss meal, housing rates for coming year Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Kari Adams Minks leaves Bluestem AD position Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:55:28 +0000 Jeremy Costello
The AD position is now open, and anyone interested may apply.
Andover Golf Course gets new superintendent Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Beth Sullivan/TG correspondent Lady Jags advance to second round at State Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:03:29 +0000 Chris Swick, McPherson Sentinel
The Jaguars struggled to start the first quarter, but settled down as the period went on and only trailed 8-7 at the end of the eight minutes.

"We came out really, really tight," Jefferson said. "Which I kind of [...]]]>
County discusses how to meet salt, sand needs Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kari Adams Michelle Teheux: Crawling out of the Stone Age Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:33:46 +0000 By Michelle Teheux More Content Now This gives you an idea of the cluelessness I had when talking to some people from the cable company about the new products they're rolling out.
I briefly had cable TV in the mid-'90s and have been utterly (and blissfully) ignorant of the changes that have taken place since then.
As I understand it, other people now have the ability to watch whatever show they want at [...]]]>
Sen. Moran to host town hall meeting Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 TG news report Get Reel: Actors and actresses who died too young Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:49:39 +0000 By Bob Tremblay More Content Now So wrote A.E. Houseman in "To An Athlete Dying Young." Yes, fame can fleet faster than a speeding tweet, and A.E. may have a point about the "advantages" of not overstaying your welcome on this mortal coil.
For example, if Marilyn Monroe had lived longer, would she have gone from a platinum blonde to a platinum blimp? And James Dean, had he lived [...]]]>
Religion News: Con man targeting Orthodox Jews Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:23:36 +0000 A con artist has been preying on Orthodox Jews in New York City. The "fake frum" or con man spins tales of woe and tricks his victims into giving him large sums of money, the Jewish Daily Forward reported.
More than a dozen Orthodox Jews have come forward to report the fraudster to police in recent days. The con man often approaches his targets near rail stations as the Sabbath nears. Saying he's stranded without funds to get home, he appears panicked and appeals to his [...]]]>
El Dorado reviews pit bull ban Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:15:00 +0000 Julie Clements Symphony in Flinthills holds kick-off event Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:15:00 +0000 Julie Clements Obituary: Nadine M. Wait Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:02:04 +0000 Obituary: Geraldine D. Cheney Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Obituary: Juanita E. Unruh Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Michael Harmon: Victories of faith Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Michael Harmon/TG columnist Obituary: Frances 'Liz' Gritz Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:50:51 +0000 Obituary: Lloyd R. Allen Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:46:08 +0000 Obituary: Don D. Shackelford Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:45:00 +0000 Kent Bush: Dead language expanded vocabulary Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Kent Bush Costello: Community gives great expose' on society with latest episode Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:18:42 +0000 Jeremy Costello
The latest episode, entitled "App Development and Condiment," brilliantly showed how ridiculous society can be when it comes to apps and social networking.

A team of developers decide to use Greendale as experimental grounds for a new app. Like most apps plaguing mobile [...]]]>
Costello: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finally expands horizons, still needs more Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:16:29 +0000 Jeremy Costello
Things are still moving too slowly, but they may finally start to be gaining momentum. In the end, it’s clear the season will finish strongly and have [...]]]>
Marketta Gregory: A new approach to people Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Marketta Gregory More Content Now Somehow, the other day, a lemon seed slipped past me. I didn't notice it until I took a sip of my water and saw it bobbing up and down near the surface. I poked my finger in but barely missed it. I must have touched the edge because it plunged toward the bottom. When it came back to the top, I tried the same thing [...]]]> Stay Tuned: Strong cast makes 'About a Boy' worth watching Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Melissa Crawley More Content Now Morning Minutes: March 13 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 bivouac \ BIV-wak, BIV-uh-wak \ noun; An encampment for the night, usually under little or no shelter; intransitive verb: To encamp for the night, usually under little or no shelter. —
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Senior Q&A: Talking about end-of-life issues Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:50:45 +0000 By Debbie Gitner and Linda Sullivan More Content Now A: You are very wise to have this discussion with your father before you are in a crisis. By knowing his wishes you can be his voice if he is unable to express his [...]]]> Spine & Sports: Why your diet doesn’t work Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:41:17 +0000 By Scott Gillman More Content Now All diet plans that restrict calories will lead to weight loss. In fact, a professor of nutrition at Kansas State University lost weight while only eating snack cakes. This is not a healthy or sustainable way to drop weight, but he proved his point.
Humans, [...]]]>
Dr. Jeff Hersh: Tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:32:23 +0000 By Dr. Jeff Hersh More Content Now A: The perception of a ringing, clicking, buzzing or other sound in the absence of an external source of noise, whether the sound is continuous or intermittent, and whether it is perceived in one or both ears, is call tinnitus. Tinnitus is actually a symptom, not a disease; there are many possible underlying causes, but in many cases, the cause is not identified. Tinnitus is extremely common; estimates are that it affects more than 50 [...]]]> Douglass girls feel mixed emotions, prepare for first state tournament Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:31:55 +0000 Jeremy Costello
"Best feeling I've ever experienced," senior Bayley Nispel said. "Getting there was a long journey, but once we hit a couple seconds left in the game, we knew it, and tears just came to my eyes."
Granlund cartoon: Web 25th anniversary Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:17:07 +0000 Dr. Murray Feingold: Stethoscopes reveal dark side Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:10:45 +0000 Young doctors proudly have their stethoscope gently peaking out of the pocket of their white coats, signifying that they are now physicians.
The stethoscope was invented in 1816 by Rene Laennec in France. Its purpose was to improve the doctors ability to hear what was taking place in the body, mainly [...]]]>
Charita Goshay: Future America won’t look like yours Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:13:04 +0000 By Charita Goshay More Content Now Recent studies present us with a glimpse of a future America we couldn't have envisioned even 25 years ago.
The research shows that we're getting older, browner, less religious yet more religiously diverse, and more likely to be from somewhere else.
According to the Center for Immigration Studies, 40 million people — more than 10 percent of the U.S. population — [...]]]>
Shayne Looper: What are people around the world looking for? Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:01:11 +0000 Around the globe, Christianity is growing. There are over 2 billion Christians on Earth, representing the world's largest religious group, by far. Even in the U.S. there were 14 [...]]]> Granlund cartoon: Luck of the IRS Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:53:43 +0000 Six Oriole wrestlers earn First Team honors Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:49:24 +0000 Jeremy Costello
The entire starting lineup for Augusta's varsity wrestling team earn All-Ark Valley Chisholm Trail Div. IV honors. To top it off, coach Brandon Terry was named the league's coach of the year.

Jake Goldenstein earned his third straight First Team All-League honor, this year at 113 [...]]]>
Six Wildcat wrestlers earn All-League honors Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:46:11 +0000 Jeremy Costello
Sophomore Reno Hughey was named First Team at 126 pounds. Hughey placed fourth at the Class 4A state tournament.

Junior Jacobb Burnett (285) earned First Team honors. Burnett won the 4A regional championship and advanced to the state tournament. Matt [...]]]>
Through the Front Door: A look inside the 'Man Cave' Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jan Colvin County discusses Mortgage Registration Fee bill Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Kari Adams El Dorado City Commission to discuss Inc MOU, water committee, pit bulls Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:58:46 +0000 Julie Clements Financial planning: Taking your estate plan in for a tune-up Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:00:43 +0000 By Jeffrey V. Manderscheid More Content Now My dad's insight also applies to estate planning. Now is a great time to take your estate plan in for a tune-up, especially if you've recently gone through a major life change whether it's getting married, welcoming a child into your life, or any other life altering event. Addressing issues with your estate plan [...]]]> Master gardners help prune trees Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Julie Clements Plans underway for 6th annual Women's Fair Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Julie Clements 5 Things to Do This Weekend (March 14-16) Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 1. Friday - aka 3.14 - is Pi Day. The day is designed mainly to get people interested in the mathematical pi, but it also has become a time to eat pie. Bring a pie to work to share with your friends (or eat it all by yourself).
2. It has finally arrived: Selection Sunday. Before you go to bed Sunday night, you'll be able to fill out your bracket for the NCAA tournament. The March Madness games start on Tuesday.
3. The big movies opening this [...]]]>
Lost in Suburbia: Killing me softly with your song Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Tracy Beckerman More Content Now As a loyal shopper at your grocery store, I thought it was time to acknowledge the contribution you make to my weekly food shopping experience. I imagine that yours is an often thankless job, so I figured you would appreciate some feedback for the obvious effort you put into your unique music selections.
First off, I must give you kudos for being so consistent in your playlist. You'll be thrilled to know that all of us [...]]]>
Biz Bits: Be choosy when picking business computers Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 Choice is great, right? It sure is, except when the options leave your head spinning. Businesses have a lot to consider when purchasing computers these days with touch screen laptops, Chromebooks, Windows 8 vs. Windows 7, and choosing between desktop computers, laptops and even tablets.
This may be the post-PC era, but if you're running a business, you almost certainly need traditional computers to stay productive and manage everything from payroll to projects. In short, [...]]]>
Dear Monty: Passing time can change property use Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Richard Montgomery More Content Now Dave Ramsey: You don’t inherit debt Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Dave Ramsey More Content Now Morning Minutes, March 12 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 deprecate \ DEP-rih-kayt \ transitive verb; [Archaic] To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert by prayer; To disapprove of strongly; To belittle; to depreciate. —
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How to bust the rust Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Katie Marks Rust is a form [...]]]> Personal property filing deadline approaching Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:00:00 +0000 TG news report Three Jaguars, three Trojan boys named All-League Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:37:50 +0000 Jeremy Costello
Two other Trojans earned recognition. Ryan Bezdek was named Second Team All-League, and Bryant Klusener earned All-League Honorable Mention.

Andover Central's Darraja Parnell earned First Team All-League honors for the Jaguars.
Four lady Trojans, five Jaguars named All-League Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:09:29 +0000 Jeremy Costello
Junior Katelyn Day was named Second Team All-League for the Trojans. Lexie Tilson and Maddie Routhier both earned Honorable Mention for Andover.
Main Street Board selects Ross as new director Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Julie Clements Community Foundation opens Competitive grant cycle Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:30:00 +0000 TG news report Legion requests reimbursement for parking lot Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Julie Clements Taste of Travel: Something about The Surrey Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:23:20 +0000 By Charlene Peters More Content Now