Burlingame Country Christmas Dec. 5

Burlingame will host its annual Burlingame Country Christmas, “North Pole Fantasy,” Dec. 5.

The events begin at 10 a.m. with children’s crafts. Photos with Santa will be available from noon-2 p.m. The annual vendor fair will be 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Once again the Festival of Trees will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Burlingame Library will host its cookie and book sale 10 a.m. Wagon rides for all ages will be available 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

August “Red” Decock

March 25, 1932 – Nov. 30, 2015

WESLACO, Texas—August “Red” Decock, Osage City, died Nov. 30, 2015, at Weslaco, Texas. He was 83.

He was born March 25, 1932, at Osage City.

Funeral services are pending at Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon.

R. Margaret Patterson

Sept. 3, 1921 – Nov. 26, 2015

TOPEKA—R. Margaret Patterson, Melvern, died Nov. 26, 2015, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka, with her family by her side. She was 94.

She was born Sept. 3, 1921, at Williamsburg, the second of five children born to Jesse Green Sr. and Kathryn Ryan Green. She attended Rock Creek grade school, a one-room school, and Melvern High School, graduating in 1939.

She taught school for three years at a one-room school near Waverly. She moved to Wichita, in 1942 to work in the airplane industry.

Christmas on Market Street parade postponed

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Chamber of Commerce Christmas on Market Street parade, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight, has been called off due to ongoing winter weather conditions.

"We are going to have to cancel the parade for tonight," said Chandra Dunbar, chamber president. "We are working to possibly reschedule for next weekend."

The announcement was released on the chamber's Facebook event page, located at https://www.facebook.com/OsageCityChristmasOnMarket2012

Market Street events adjusted for weather

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Chamber’s Christmas on Market event has announced a few changes because of this weekend’s weather.

“We are a go for the most part for tomorrow,” said Chandra Dunbar, chamber president. “We have adjusted some things due to the weather.”

The fly-in at Osage City Airport has been cancelled due to travel concerns. Santa will now have a police and fire department escort to the library at 1:15 p.m. today for story time.

The emergency services showcase has also been cancelled. The living nativity was cancelled at a previous date.

Scranton council discovers utility increase not implemented

SCRANTON—During a Nov. 17 review of 2016 budget, Scranton City Council realized utility rate adjustments set for Jan. 1 had not been implemented.

“The trash (fund) has improved, but not a lot,” said Bobi Morris, city clerk. “Electric, water and sewer (funds) were supposed to be raised, instead of mill levies. I just looked at the budget report. We need to do something.”

Morris said additional revenue may be collected through an utility rate increase. The council must adopt and publish appropriate enabling ordinances, which would become effective Jan. 1.

EAT WELL TO BE WELL: Be thankful for farmers who feed you

I was very lucky growing up. I had the privilege of growing up on a family farm where stepping out the back door of my home led to new adventures each day. There were pastures to roam, creeks and ravines to explore, animals to tend to and chores to finish, all while learning lifelong values of hard work, patience, generosity, compassion and family togetherness. Life on a farm is not always easy, but as a kid, it was an idyllic way to grow up and I wouldn’t have traded it for anything.

Trees available for Schuyler's Festival of Trees

The Schuyler Museum, Burlingame, is once again hosting the Festival of Trees Dec. 5-31. Any business, organization or individual who would like to reserve a tree to decorate are asked to contact Carolyn Strohm at (785) 654-3561 by Nov. 25.

Trees are furnished but those decorating need to furnish lights and decorations. Only imagination dictates how a tree is decorated. Visitors vote on the trees by putting money in the box of their favorite tree. All money benefits Schuyler Museum.

First $50 prize claimed in local shopping contest

OSAGE CITY—The first weekly prize in the Christmas on Us annual holiday promotion was claimed last week by Jody Atkins, Osage City.

Atkins found a matching number in the Four Corners Steakhouse and Lounge advertisement that corresponded to a ticket she received from shopping at Grandma’s Attic in Osage City.

She plans to spend the $50 scrip money at the same place that made her a winner.

“I buy a ton of stuff there,” Atkins said.

Grandma’s Attic is one of the 32 businesses participating in this year’s Christmas on Us shop at home promotion.

EAT WELL TO BE WELL: An AGE-less way of eating

Do you like to cook meat with high-temperature, dry-heat cooking methods? You may want to reconsider your style of cuisine.

Research has suggested that harmful compounds known as advanced glycation end products (AGEs), can form when foods are cooked at high temperatures to brown or char foods such as when grilled, broiled roasted, seared, or fried. AGEs can accumulate in the body as we grow older, increasing inflammation and oxidative stress possibly increasing the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and even aging our skin.



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