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The Coffee Shop / Frank Winn
April 16, 2019, 06:56:43 PM
 :'( :'( :'(  For those of you who knew Frank...His daughter has posted that our Frank has passed on.  Many prayers going up for his family.  :'( :'( :'(
On February 2, 2018, God called his angel Isabella "Bella" Hope Baumgartel home. Bella began her journey home on October 24, 2000,  born to parents Bradley Baumgartel and Melissa (Cummings) Baumgartel.

Bella was a bubbly and unique young lady who loved her family and friends. She had a love for the arts and loved to sing and dance. She loved her family, theatre, drawing, painting and photography. Recently,  Bella began performing at Music Theater for Young People (MTYP). In October, she was in High School Musical and was currently in the production of Joseph and the Technicolor Coat. Bella was already preparing for her future planning to go to Emporia State University and major in Photography with a minor in Art Therapy. She wanted to help those who struggle with anxiety and depression.

Bella leaves behind her parents, Brad and Melissa Baumgartel of Towanda, Kansas; her big brother Levi Baumgartel of Towanda, Kansas; her Great-Grandma, "Granny"  Floriene Rogers of Oolagah, Oklahoma; grandparents,  Marlin "Papa" and Nadine "Nana" Baumgartel of Howard, Kansas and Allen "Poppy" and Kathy "Grandma LouLou" Cummings of Howard, Kansas; her uncles/aunt,  Brian Baumgartel of El Dorado, Kansas and Ron and Jessie Cummings of Howard, Kansas; her cousins Raegan and Colter Baumgartel of El Dorado, Kansas and Clancy and Callie Cummings of Howard, Kansas; and many other family and friends. She is preceded in death by her Great-Grandparents, Dale and Bertha Baumgartel, Everett Rogers, Doris and John Cummings, and Clarence "Ted" and Margaret Terrell.

Family will gather with friends on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 206 E. Central Avenue, El Dorado, Kansas.  Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 315 W. Central Avenue,  El Dorado, Kansas with Pastor Marty Dewitt officiating. Donations in Bella's memory may be made to a Drama/Theatre Scholarship at Commerce Bank, 625 W. Central Avenue, El Dorado, Kansas 67042 that will be made in Bella's name.  Service arrangements have been entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home of El Dorado, Kansas.

(taken from the Heritage Funeral Home website.)
Benjamin L. Clubine, age 93, of Moline, Kansas, died January 13, 2018 at Pleasant Valley Care Center in Sedanm Kansas.  Ben was born on February 24, 1924 in Moline, Kansas, the son of George Benjamin and Elsie (Lewis) Clubine.

After high school, Ben served in the United States Navy from 1943 until 1946. On August 15, 1947, Ben married Vera Louise Hebb in Moline, Kansas. Ben and Louise were married for 58 years until her death on October 5, 2005.

Ben worked most of his life farming and ranching. He was a member of the Elk County Livestock Association,  a 4-H leader, and a member of the Howard American Legion.  Ben was a main force in getting the Veterans memorial display at the Elk County Court House. In his spare time,  he enjoyed going camping and traveling with his wife, Louise.

Ben is survived by his son, Calvin Clubine of Moline, Kansas; his daughter, Marsha Jarvis of Manhattan, Kansas; his siblings, Dale Clubine and wife, Barbara of Moline, Kansas, Fern Boyer of Augusta, Kansas, Virginia Tharp of Severy, Kansas,  and Phyllis VanBuskirk and husband, Garry of El Dorado, Kansas; four grandchildren, Sean Ruth, Nicholas Jarvis, Dan Clubine, and Jeremy Clubine; and eight great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Louise; his son, Edwin Eugene Clubine; brothers, Warren Clubine and George Robert Clubine; sister, Mildred McNown; and two infant siblings.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7;00 p.m. at Countryside Funeral Home in Howard, Kansas.  Funeral service will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Moline, Kansas.  The family suggests memorial contributions to either the Moline Friendship Meals or the Moline First Baptist Church which may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.  Online condolences for the family may be left at  Arrangements are under the direction of Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)

 :) :) :) :) :)  I wish all of you a very happy and prosperous 2018!!!  :) :) :) :) :)
I was reading that there was an accident 3 miles outside of Severy, that there were multiple fatalities.  Someone was saying that it was Troy and Anne Bell, of Moline.  Is this accurate? 
Poetry / 1993
July 05, 2015, 04:25:50 PM
It's that time again, when memories stray
To a long pushed back yesterday.
The year, it was 1993...
The year that would forever change history.
Decisions were made out of jealousy and pride,
Decisions that would not unite but divide.
Decades later, the effects are felt still,
Accidently meeting, self-control is an act of sheer will.
A hug is given, one that can't help but be returned.
A smile is shared, one that honor has earned.
And so, a heart passes into history...
When life was young and you sat next to me.
The Coffee Shop / Elk County elections
April 07, 2015, 08:54:01 PM
It has been an interesting evening, getting to watch as the results of the election have been posted.  It is a proud moment, as an American, to get to see this most basic of rights being exercised by the public.  No politics being stated here...Just an overwhelming pride in getting to be witness to this process yet once again.  :) :) :)  Considering the state that a portion of this world is in, it's reassuring to see the common man having their voice be heard!  :) :) :)
Poetry / Christmas Dreams
December 24, 2014, 10:59:05 PM
Soft and swift on this Christmas night does the dream make itself known...
To those with enough love in their hearts to navigate the hours flown...
The dream of peace and everlasting joy, wished for every girl and boy...
The dream of more than enough to eat and a little something for each child to enjoy.
To dare to dream is to dare to believe in what eyes cannot readily see...
The dream is hope and hope is that which persists unto eternity.
This dream began over two thousand years ago, in a stable bare.
In that stable, in such humble company, Hope was found there.
So, dream on, all you of stout heart and giving soul.
Dare to dream until each person is complete and heart-whole.

Merry Christmas to all my Forum friends!!!   :angel:


 ;D ;D  Hope your day is as wonderful as you are, Frank!!!!  ;D ;D
Poetry / Anonymously submitted...A great poem!!!!!
June 26, 2014, 07:52:13 PM
Wildflowers abound
Very beautiful to see
Some just call them weeds
(there's a bountiful crop this year)

A dog paws through trash
Refuse thrown away, no need
Looking for treasure
(I've been having trouble with a neighbor's dog knocking over my trash cart
and scattering everything around)

Rudy's Prairie Star
Brings us all the latest news
Only once a week
The Coffee Shop / Ranch fire...
March 28, 2012, 05:42:14 PM
Heard that Merle Fiel's former ranch house burned...Any word on what caused it?
The Coffee Shop / West Elk School Board Minutes
March 05, 2012, 07:46:05 PM
I went onto the West Elk site and noted that there are no minutes posted for this current school year...And it's almost the end of the school year...When can we expect this year's minutes to be posted?
Merle Feil's funeral will be on Tuesday morning, 1-10-12, at 10 A.M., at Cochran Mortuary, 1411 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS.  Ph # 316-262-4422.
Politics / Michelle Obama gets Boooooo'd
November 20, 2011, 02:19:35 PM
Michelle Obama just served as a Grand Marshall of the Homestead-Miami Raceway final race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup chase...And got boo'd.,,As much as I dislike her and deplore her husband's tenure as President...That was just rude on the part of the people there.   The newscasters there weren't quick enough to dampen the sound and the booing really came through.  The look on her face was sad, too...She kind of froze.  I wish there were still some sort of social decorum utilized in this country.  Just because you're part of the common populace doesn't mean your actions have to be base and common, too.
Politics / Will Kansas Be Next?
July 31, 2011, 02:59:43 PM
If you're a student living in Missouri, you'd better not be Facebook friends with any of your teachers – that will soon be illegal.

According to Missouri Senate Bill 54 that goes into effect on August 28, any social networking — not just Facebook — is prohibited between teachers and students. It's all part of an effort to "more clearly define teacher-student boundaries." However, KSPR reports that It's only direct social media contact that's prohibited; teachers are allowed to create Facebook Pages where all students have direct access to the teacher in a more public setting.

Inappropriate contact between students and teachers is at the root of the legislation. Senate Bill 54 is designed to protect children from sexual misconduct by teachers, compelling school districts to adopt written policies between teachers and students on electronic media, social networking and other forms of communication.

Teachers and students usually shouldn't be friends, anyway, so on the surface this sounds like a good idea. However, we wonder how this will be policed. Will the state be allowed access to Facebook accounts, personal computers or Internet service provider records to see who's befriending teachers or students? Inappropriate relationships will be hard to detect, especially since teachers and students engaged in such relationships would probably be concealing their communications, electronic or otherwise.

The question now is, will this new law pass a constitutional test? And who would step forward to challenge it?

I have never 'friended' students on Facebook...That is my private space, shared with my friends and relatives.  I give 90 percent of my life to my students...That is the 10 percent I keep solely for myself.  However, I am not sure it is the State's place to legislate this...And I have to wonder how long it will be until Kansas follows suit?  I suppose this comes as a result of adults acting like friends with children, instead of leading them in the mature, adult manner that they're supposed to...When those lines become blurred, then I guess it's necessary to re-establish them.  It just seems a bit of an overkill for the State to legislate it...I would have rather seen school boards make that decision and then be forced to find some way to enforce it.

Poetry / Rare, Indeed
July 07, 2011, 09:17:14 PM
Rare are the moments when trials are laid by
And a slight pause lets you gaze at the sky,
Where the colors combine under His hand
And He paints new hues upon the land...
The nightbirds call, plaintive but true,
As strands of grass bend, catching the dew.
A small sound, the soft chirping ensues...
Night breezes bring a relief too great to refuse...
The surface of the pond is still as glass...
The scene only broken by the flop of a bass
That gorging on food, mistakenly saw
What it thought was a bit that would fit down it's craw...
Up! jumps the sow, tailwalking the pond,
Tossing her head to dislodge the frond
Of the rattler it's just hooked itself onto...
I just laugh, there in the dew...
Life is good...These moments are rare, indeed...
When the world is at peace as the bass begin to feed.  ;D

Miscellaneous / Free Lettuce Wraps from PF Chang's
July 06, 2011, 10:04:24 AM
For those of you who are both PF Chang's junkies and Facebook members, go to PF Chang's, <like> them and go to the link under their picture that says Free Lettuce Wraps.  You'll be able to print out a coupon for free lettuce wraps!...That is, after they bring back up the link...They've had so much traffic on their site that they're now having problems with

Good luck!! :-)
The Coffee Shop / OMG...SERIOUSLY????
July 05, 2011, 12:28:40 PM
Casey Anthony was found not guilty of anything more than misleading policemen????????  OMG...This is OJ Simpson revisited.
Poetry / Humor
July 04, 2011, 11:20:25 PM
Once in awhile, you come across someone who can make you smile...
A bit of humor, here or there, that helps to pass the while.
This path we walk can get to be a long and tiresome load,
And a bit of humor can go a long ways to smoothing out that road.
It doesn't have to always be so gutwrenchingly dramatic...
Even just a little smile can make your day much less traumatic.
So lighten up your burden...Stretch that mouth UP, not DOWN...
Try a little smile instead of a petulant, self-serving frown!
The Coffee Shop / West Elk School Board Minutes...
July 04, 2011, 07:21:09 PM
Has anyone else had difficulty getting onto the West Elk USD 282 site and reading the school board minutes?  I get onto the site and then there's a line there, Warning: Parameter 3 to showItem() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/westkus/public_html/we1/includes/Cache/Lite/Function.php on line 100...Anyone know what this refers to?
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