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H.A.S. Prepping For Annual Health Fair June 21

Posted 6/19/2014

By Jackie Nelson

The Hesston Area Senior Center is gearing up to provide free medical screenings for the whole Hesston community on June 21 from 8 a.m. to noon. 

Three nurses, Shirley Ulrich, Karen Regier, Diane White and long-time coordinator Eunice Banning

“We have a new machine testing for macular degeneration and a glaucoma screening. I am excited to have WIC and the Harvey County Health Department out to talk to young parents.   We are also going to have an eye test from the Lions Club for babies six months and older to test for problems and get them stopped,” said Banning

Banning said the Health Fair is an effective tool for residents to address heath concerns and find underlying issues.

“Every year we find at least one problem. One time we found one that was very severe. Two years after being screened at the health fair, this person died of the condition they didn’t even know they had before the fair.  We have found everything from thyroid cancer from blood tests to excess ear wax build up,” said Banning.

Regier said the Health Fair is a way to be proactive in one’s health.

“You have those who take responsibility for their health, and a large number of people don't want to take responsibility for their health.  We want to reach out to them and offer them information. There are people who should take responsibility for themselves and their children,” she said.

Ulrich said information is the most powerful tool in managing one’s own health and the health of their children.

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How Does Your Garden Grow? Youth Raising Seed Money For Missions

Posted 6/19/2014

By Jackie Nelson

Hesston Mennonite youth are encouraging residents to stop and smell the roses during the “Backyard Living” garden tour on June 28. Tickets to the garden sale are $10 for the tour and can be found at Hesston Mennonite Church or at any garden location.

“I love gardens and been non garden tours before and seem to make really good fundraisers and seeing some peoples homes and thought what a great way to earn money for MYF,” said Rachel Easter, coordinator of the garden tour and MYF sponsor. 

Easter said the gardens featured, which have been in the works for months, are local families wanting to help the youth in their missions.

“I started thinking about it a year ago and started to look at people whose homes I had been to.   Once I started talking, other people had other suggestions as to whose yards I’d like to look at.  In January and February, we started making sure everyone was committed and putting structure as far as fundraising.  We applied for and got a grant from the Hesston Community Foundation as well,” said Easter.

Easter said the garden show was a way to utilize existing talents and gardens within the church community. 

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Hesston Gets Economic Shot With Garage Sales, MAYB

Posted 6/19/2014

By Jackie Nelson

A stimulus package rolled into Hesston the weekend of June 13.  The overlap of City Wide Garage Sales and an MAYB tournament turned Hesston into a traffic-congested boom-town.

Local restaurants reported spikes in sales as hungry basketball players and garage sale shoppers came into Hesston.

“I would say we saw about 40 percent more in sales,” said Vickie Koehn of Skoops.

Darlene McGuire, manager of Subway, said sales were way up as well.  “I would say we saw about 40 percent more,” she said.

Juan Gomez reported more MAYB traffic than Garage Sale shopper sales on Saturday.

“People were coming from the high school. I only had maybe one or two tables come in from garage sales,” he said.

Panda Kitchen reported a spike in credit card transactions and walk-in traffic, as AmericInn hosted hundreds of guests. 

Sonic’s drive through was hopping as thirsty shoppers made their way across town. 

Manager Bindi Barber at Hesston Food Market said the grocery store was swamped with customers. 

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Creating Memories At Villa Classic Car Show

Posted 6/19/2014

By Jackie Nelson

Schowalter Villa rolled out the red carpet for classic car owners at the annual Father’s Day Car Show on Friday, June 13.

Roni and her husband John Caffrey arrived in a vintage Chevrolet pickup truck.

“It is neat hearing residents reminisce about their cars and heir stories.  I hope some get to relive a lot of happy days seeing these old cars,” she said.

Car collector Herb Zook rolled out three of his century-old Model T automobiles. 

“The 1915 Model T dirt track racer is one of my favorites. My daughter and I raced it in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1982, 1984, 1985 and 1988.  She would drive it in the women’s division and I would drive it in the men’s.  I hate to say it, but she beat me the first time she raced it – and she was in high school. I told her it was because the car was 50 pounds lighter,” said Zook.

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