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Safety Net Clinic Wins Grant

DODGE CITY, Kan. - Joy and great satisfaction were evident in the room when Bill Hammond announced that Dodge City's Oral Health Coalition had been awarded a $50,000 grant for their Oral Health Safety Net Clinic for it's first year of operation, and another $25,00 for year two. The award was the result of an application to the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund to help start a clinic which would function as an aid to those Southwest Kansans who are not able to access dental services that they desperately need.

Definition of Community

WICHITA, Kan. - Late last year in Wichita, a decision was made to stop any attempt by the Catholic Diocese and The Lord's Diner to establish a second unit of the facility in northeast Wichita. This after hearings before homeowner's associations, Wichita Ministerial League, the Wichita City Council and the District 1 Advisory Board. The opposition to their plan came from the "community" surrounding the proposed Northeast Lord's Diner and their representative on the Wichita City Council, LaVonta Williams.

Community can mean almost any group, large or small, of people working toward a common goal, but it should include working for the common good of everyone represented.

Comments made from representatives ran from, "...what we need are jobs," "...we worry about the neighborhood returning to blight ...," and, "... several churches in the area already distribute meals to residents."

Bad Drivers

HAYS, Kan. - I'll paraphrase the opening lines of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Good drivers everywhere are pretty much all alike; every place has its own kind of bad driver.

In Hays, Kansas, a very high percentage of drivers use no turn signals at all. (Perhaps this is to increase the resale value of the vehicle. "See, the spare tire has never been used, and neither has the turn signal!") Other drivers activate the turn signal when the turn has begun. A few drivers signal their intentions by activating the appropriate turn signal well before the intended turn, then actually turn. Still other drivers signal a turn, and then do not. (It is hard to erase a signal already given. There is no button for that, even in the fanciest new cars. Maybe that explains the drivers who give no signal at all. They want to preserve their options.)

SALINA, Kan. - The RNC was able to draw a crowd of over 300 people to their counter Palin event on Friday, February 5th at the Salina Country Club. With special guest appearances from "Oprah," "Dick Cheney" and "Sarah" herself to soften up the crowd before hand, the evening's keynote speaker, journalist George Pyle, was able to walk off with the stunning coup d'état of the tea baggers and their leading lady.
Janice Norlin, Yvonne Gibbons and Kathryne Perney check in guests

When the Salina Chamber of Commerce announce they had signed on to bring Sarah Palin to speak at their annual meeting, some in Salina were not please. One might say they were down right upset.

But rather than protesting the Chamber of Commerce event, a group of "instigators," including Gene and Donna Sandberg, Janice and David Norlin, Yvonne Gibbons, Abner Perney, and others began meeting to plan a more hopeful, more progressive alternative to the Chamber's delusional choice in speakers.

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - Women's Week, February 7-14, 2010 in Hutchinson, will be an opportunity to grow, mind, body and spirit! Participate in concerts, the poetry slam, the interactive mural at Gallery 7, and other events. Attend one or several of the 18 different workshops led by community members at local venues and donate to the cause of the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center.

Democrazy in Action

HAYS, Kan. - Have you ever wondered what your community would look like if it were financially bankrupt - and voters wouldn't approve a tax increase of any kind? Well, residents of Colorado Springs can tell you what it's like.

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