WestSide Story - January 2014
This month's cover story is about native WestSiders Hugh Mason and Allen Barker, who founded the non-profit group IFwater to bring clean water to the people of Haiti. Also, a Northwest High student wins Wichita State's Barton Scholarship.
The WestSide Story Now in our 29th year! The WestSide Story is a monthly newspaper focused on the far west side of Wichita. It is delivered free to most west Wichita homes within our coverage area, although distribution is not guaranteed. Guaranteed home delivery by mail is available for $10 per year. Single copies are available for free in west Wichita Dillons stores and at Times-Sentinel Newspapers. COVER STORY 3 - J a n u a r y 2 0 1 4 Hugh Mason and Allen Barker, both native WestSiders, founded the non-profit group IFwater to bring clean water to the people of Haiti. Contributed photo 6 Pets need more care in cold weather. Pet Smarts - by Dr. Ron Helten Rockwell couldn’t have painted it better. From the Publisher’s Files - by Paul Rhodes Carroll students win VFW scholarships. Editorial Publisher Paul Rhodes Managing Editor Travis Mounts Production Tiffany Struthers, Anne Tjaden Reporters/Contributors Jen Bookhout, Michael Buhler, Dr. Ron Helten Inside this month... 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Call us at: Office: 794-3430 Fax: 794-3448 1-800-952-3430 WestSide Story George Burwell Owner LocALLy oWned And operAted Since 1987 January 2014 - 4 Cindy Claycomb, interim director of the W. Frank Barton School of Business, left, presents Northwest High student Bailey Bryand with a plaque recognizing him as this year’s Barton Scholarship winner. W e s t S i d e S t o r y Northwest student wins Barton Scholarship from WSU S t o ry b y M i c h a e l Bu h l e r With the end of high school approaching for Bailey Bryand, getting his college paid for was a major concern for the Northwest High School senior. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that he was thrilled to win the Clay Barton Scholarship from Wichita State University in December. By winning the Barton Scholarship, Bryand will receive $44,000 over four years to attend Wichita State. The Barton Scholarship is the largest business scholarship in the state and the second-largest scholarship Wichita State offers behind the Gore Scholarship. “I was really excited when I found out,” Bryand said. “It was very exciting, but it was also a huge sigh of relief. Winning this competition for the scholarship was a huge relief. I now have four more years where I won’t have to worry about paying for school. I also won’t have a huge amount of student loan debt and that is one less thing to worry about.” Bryand has had his eye on Wichita State for quite some time, in part because he is a resident of Wichita. “I’ve been interested in Wichita State because it is close. I want to save money and I had planned to live at home,” Bryand said. “I found the Barton Scholarship through my mom. It was a quick and easy process – the first 60 applicants get to compete for it.” Bryand won the scholarship after a two-round competition that featured 60 students at the outset. The first round included several things – a one-hour test, a 30-minute essay, a three-minute prepared speech on the topic of “Should college athletes be paid?” a one-minute impromptu speech and a group activity. The second round took place 1-1/2 to two weeks later and consisted of a group activity and a pair of 20-minute inter- views in front of a panel judges. Bryand was informed that he had won the scholarship later that evening. Bryand is planning to major in marketing at Wichita State, something that he came to be interested in through his involvement with Youth Entrepreneurs. “I was in Youth Entrepreneurs through Northwest High School and Distributive Education Clubs of America,” Bryand said. “Youth Entrepreneurs members get a chance to get internships with Davis-Moore Automotive. I also did another internship with Auto Craft Collision Repair. Those internships are what really got me into marketing. “I like marketing because it deals with people, whereas accounting and finance deal with numbers. Dealing with people is what intrigues me.” Bryand, who is the son of Renay and Maureen Bryand, has been involved in many activities during his time at Northwest High School. He is the president of the National Honor Society and also is involved with Link Crew, Student Advisory Council, Superintendent Advisory Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and DECA. He also plays soccer at Northwest and did double duty this fall as the placekicker on the Grizzlies’ football team. Bryand believes sports also has helped mold him. “I think that sports is a great environment to experience difficult situations and obstacles,” Bryand said. “You can take those things off the field and use them in the classroom You take the same mindset either way, whether it’s homework or competing in a game.” Even more amazing is that Bryand does all of these things and maintains a 4.0 grade-point average and is ranked No. 1 in his class. With all of the hard work that he has put in, Bryand obviously is excited to see it paying off. “My hard work is starting to pay off,” Bryand said. “I’m very excited about this scholarship.” WestSiders earn KU degrees There were nearly 1,350 candidates for degrees from the University of Kansas this fall. Graduates included John Stolzle, of Goddard, who is a graduate of Goddard Senior High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies. Alexis Childs, of Wichita, is a graduate of Bishop Carroll High School. She received a Master of Science in Education. Clinton Shriner, of Wichita, is a graduate of Wichita Northwest High School. He received a Master of Arts in Religious Studies. Abigail Smith, of Wichita, is a graduate of Maize High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language-Hearing. Christina Brummett, of Wichita, is a graduate of Bishop Carroll High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Biology. Colt Shivers, of Wichita, is a graduate of Maize High School. He received a Bachelor of General Studies in Economics and a Minor in Business. Evan Hurley, of Wichita, is a graduate of Maize High School. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Business in Information System. Ryan Umberger, of Wichita, is a graduate of Maize High School. He received a Bachelor of General Studies in Political Science and a Minor in Business. Zachary Hader, of Wichita, he is a graduate of Maize High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Germanic Languages and Literature. Stephanie Eleeson, of Wichita, is a graduate of Maize High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business in Accounting. Alec Bachman, of Wichita, is a graduate of Maize High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Minor in Business. Jordan Skerbetz, of Wichita, is a graduate of Maize High School. He received a Bachelor of General Studies in Geography and a Minor in Psychology. Jennifer Esau, of Wichita, received a Resident in Family Practice. Elisabeth Ritter, of Wichita, received a Master of Arts in Germanic Languages and Literatures. Deshani Perera, of Wichita, received a Master of Public Health. Amanda Appel, of Wichita, is a graduate of Maize High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. Grant Galyon, of Wichita, is a graduate of Maize High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Minor in Psychology. Reichenberger commits to Bethel 5 - J a n u a r y 2 0 1 4 Bishop Carroll Catholic High School senior Jeni Reichenberger signed a letter of intent on Dec. 10 to play softball at Bethel College, Newton, and major in biology. Her parents are Dr. Ron and Joni Reichenberger, both of whom are Bishop Carroll grads. Her BCCHS coaches have been Angie DalPozzo, Ashley Pence and Steve Harshberger. Her Bethel coach will be Stacy Middleton. Jeni is pictured with her parents and with Middleton, standing. (Contributed photo) Personally Yours...A Special Gift Store We can make your gift “special” by personalizing it. 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Hypothermia is rare but can be life threatening to pets. Ice melt products and antifreeze toxicity are other conditions that are a concern in winter months. If you have a dog or cat that stays outside in the winter, you will need to provide a comfortable shelter for them. Unless the temperature gets near zero, outside pets that are acclimatized will be fine if they have a shelter out of the wind where they can curl up in a blanket or bed of straw. Dog houses, barns, sheds or garages can serve this purpose. If the temperature gets really bitter, pets should be brought into the house or a safe heat source added to their shelter. Fire has resulted from heat lamps or unprotected heaters in garages that were providing extra heat for pets, so extreme care must be taken. Hypothermia is a condition where the core body temperature drops to a very low level. A dog or cat’s normal temperature is around one hundred degrees. If a pet is left outside for a prolonged period of time in very cold conditions, frost bite with loss of toes or ear tips is possible. If a pet’s internal temperature drops to the low 80s, he or she will not be able to regain his or her normal temperature and survive unless he or she is warmed slowly. Ice melt can stick to a pet’s foot and when licked off can be toxic or cause irritation to Pet Smarts By Dr. Ron the mouth. Salt (sodium chloride) is a fairly Helten 316-794-3340 Shop Indian Hills Ace Hardware for America’s Most Trusted Brand! 2439 W. 13th • 942-9059 Mon – Sat 8 a.m.-8 p.m. • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday W e s t S i d e S t o r y safe chemical but calcium chloride is also used for ice melt and can be somewhat more toxic. It is best to wash your pet’s feet off when they come inside if they have walked in ice melt. Antifreeze, if it overflows onto the driveway or garage floor, has a sweet taste. 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Norman Rockwell could not have painted it better I had my first-ever Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with my grandson Felix, and it was the kind of Christmas that post cards are written about. Holiday schedules finally permitted me to be at my daughter Abby’s home for Christmas this year, and the timing couldn’t have been better. A 4-year-old’s view of Christmas needs to be shared with as many loved ones as possible. I arrived Christmas Eve just as the bedtime hour was approaching for good little boys and girls, and young Felix certainly wanted to prove he’d been good this year. After going absolutely nuts when my red truck pulled in the driveway (he thinks my pickup is the coolest vehicle on the planet), he settled down quickly for the evening’s important preparations. There were cookies to be put out on a plate, and chocolate milk to be poured into Santa’s mug. And of course, a note to the Jolly Ol’ Elf needed to be written. An interesting tradition my daughter and her husband Eskil have started is “Elf on the Shelf.” Felix said goodbye to Flyer the Elf, who he named last year, and promised him one more time that he’d be good for Santa. If all went as planned, Flyer would leave with Santa during the night. With pajamas on and Santa chores done, it was time to read “The Night Before Christmas.” Unbeknownst to me, Abby did a video clip while I read to my grandson and sent it to friends. “Gee, thanks for making me cry on Christmas Eve,” one wrote back. With Felix safely tucked in bed – and believe it or not, he went right to sleep – I was able to offer up my wrapping skills to my daughter and son-in-law. 7 - J a n u a r y 2 0 1 4 HELTEN VETERINARY CLINIC Yearly Exams Preventative Care Healthy Pets - Live Longer! Please Call For An Appointment 942-1002 Mon-Fri 8am - 5:30pm Sat 8 - 11:30am 6630 W. Central www.heltenveterinaryclinic.com Boy did they appreciate the offer. I had gotten my presents wrapped before getting on the road, but my load was nothing like the one facing my kids – who, unfortunately, had saved all the wrapping for Christmas Eve. The night was young when we started, but I was feeling my age by 3 a.m. when I told the kids I couldn’t wrap another box. It was a good thing I tucked in for my short winter’s nap when I did, because at 6:30 a.m. my grandson’s alarm went off. “Grandpa!!!” he yelled as he tugged on my lifeless arm. “Santa was here!!!” It was an exhausting, joyful morning for Grandpa, and I wouldn’t have traded it for anything…even more sleep. My youngest daughter Katie arrived that afternoon, and by then we were a houseful of family, and elbow-to-elbow in the kitchen as we worked together to prepare our Christmas dinner. It was a treat for a dad who hadn’t cooked with his daughters in quite some time, but the real Christmas celebration was still going on in the living room, where a 4-year-old’s Christmas spirit – and his imagination –filled the room. And every once in a while, Grandpa had to sneak away for another dose of that joy. 316-667-2429 www.mounthopedental.com BETTER SKIN HEALTH... through Science & Caring Treatment for Diseases of the Skin, Hair & Nails Guns ‘n Hoses to move to Hartman The third annual Guns ‘n Hoses Wichita boxing tournament between firefighters and law enforcement officers is moving to a bigger venue in 2014. “This is a big move for us,” said Gordan Bassham, executive director for the Wichita Crime Commission and the tournament’s organizer. “For the past two years, this popular event sold out at the Beech Activity Center. Guns ‘n Hoses now has outgrown the BAC due to the tournament’s popularity in the community.” Guns ‘n Hoses is an event that raises funds for charities chosen by law enforcement officers and firefighters, and for youth boxing programs in the area. Sixty percent of the tournament’s proceeds will be donated to the non-profit organizations they identify and to grow youth boxing programs in and around Wichita. The 2014 Guns ‘n Hoses Wichita tournament will take place at Hartman Arena on Friday, May 2. Tickets may be purchased at the Hartman Arena Box Office, or online at www.GunsHosesWichita.org. Ticket prices are $27.50 for general admission and $52.50 for reserved floor seats. Floor tables with seating may also be purchased through the Crime Commission offices by calling 316-267-1235. Mid-Kansas Dermatology Clinic, P.A. Steven M. 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This year three students from Bishop Carroll with the help of their teacher, Jennie Cass, won the postâ€™s local contest. One of those winners, Jake Morgan, also won the first place in the district competition. He will attend the VFW Mid-Winter Convention in Topeka in January where the state winner will be announced. Eli Skelton won second place in the local contest and district, and Denzel Goolsby won third place locally. There were a total of 17 entries in the local contest this year, all of them from Bishop Carroll. All high school students are welcome to participate in this contest next year. The application forms can be obtained from a high school counselor or students may contact the local VFW Post directly in the fall. Bishop Carroll teacher earns VFW award Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3115 has selected Jennie Cass who teaches at Bishop Carroll High School for its outstanding teacher award for this year. Cass has promoted the scholarship programs of the VFW for numerous years. She began encouraging her students to enter the Patriot Pen essay contest while she was a middle school teacher at St. Joseph Catholic School. After she became a high school teacher at Bishop Carroll, she got her students involved in the Voice of Democracy contest. Her students have repeatedly won cash prizes in the post competition and the District contest also. The post presented her a check for $100 on Dec. 17 and later she will receive a plaque from the District because she also won for the Fifth District. She is now entered in the State competition. W e s t S i d e S t o r y ABOVE: From left, Eli Skelton, VFW District Scholarship Chairman Ken Allred, Denzel Goolsby and Jake Morgan. BELOW: The contestants in the VFW Post 3115 scholarship competition. (Contributed photos) Jennie Cass receives a check and the teacher award from Ken Allred, VFW Post 3115 Commander and and District Scholarship Chairman. (Contributed photo) College News WestSiders named to honor society The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Ashley Kidwell of Goddard was initiated at Kansas State University and Anthony Neises of Wichita was initiated at The University of Kansas. These residents are among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction. 9 - J a n u a r y 2 0 1 4 Damage from the recent storm? Ask about our full-car detail services Reichmann graduates from ESU Ashton Wade Reichmann of Maize graduated from Emporia State University during commencement exercises Dec. 14 at White Auditorium in Emporia. Reichmann earned a bachelor of science degree in biology. Nearly 300 students are candidates for undergraduate degrees. WATCH OUT FOR DEER! WE CAN FIX HAIL DAMAGE Paintless Dent Removal Call for a quote! Body & Paint Shop JUST CALL (316) 540-3303 (800) 774-7858 Free towing • Free pick-up and delivery if necessary Students earn Washburn honors Washburn University has released the names of students who were named to the fall semester Dean’s Honor Roll. To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled in at least 12 graded semester credit hours and attain a semester grade point average between 3.4 and 3.99. Wichita students on the Dean’s Honor Roll were Spencer Elkinton, Tanner Johnson, Amanda Kirkhart, Chase Sachs, Leah Talley, Elizabeth Twietmeyer and Clayton White. Christian earns degree Myriah Erin Christian of Wichita was among more than 1,500 students who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at commencement exercises Dec. 20 and 21. Christian received a bachelor of journalism degree from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Fort Hays students win design awards Two Fort Hays State University graphic design majors, Adam Wilbur, a senior from Wichita, and Mary McDermott, a sophomore from Edmond, Okla., placed in every category they entered in the graphic design competition in the recent regional conference of the Association of College Unions International in Emporia. The pair earned first place in the student categories of Brochure, Promotional Campaign, Large Media, 3 or More Color Poster, 1 or 2 Color Poster, and Logos as well as earning second place in the category of Large Media and third place in Booklet. Region 11 consists of colleges from Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. Wilbur is a graduate of Maize High School. a century of service and commitment. As it enters its 100th year, Downing & Lahey Mortuary remains committed to helping area families celebrate the lives of those they love with unique and distinctive funeral services. In observation of this milestone, Downing & Lahey is recognizing the heritage of others who were here when Wichita was young. Miller earns degrees from Emporia State Jennifer Ann Miller of Peck earned her graduated degree during commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 14, in Albert Taylor Hall inside Plumb Hall at Emporia State University. More than 200 students were candidates for graduate degrees during the hooding ceremony. Miller earned a master of science degree in instructional design and technology. Downing & Lahey Salutes Friends University After purchasing the former campus of Garfield University (1887-93), St. Louis businessman James M. Davis offered the property to the Kansas Society of Friends (better known as the Quakers), who opened its doors as Friends University in 1898. The university became independent of the Kansas Society of Friends in 1930, when governance of the school transferred to a board of trustees, and today serves approximately 2,800 students in three Kansas locations. Photo courtesy Friends University Archives. Pearce earns WU degree Washburn University commencement ceremonies were held Friday, Dec. 13, at Lee Arena. Angelica Pearce of Wichita earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. 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Winner is subject to all applicable local, state and federal taxes Each December is “Kickin’ Cancer” month at Amelia Earhart Elementary, and for the third consecutive year, students have raised money and undertaken projects to support the fight against cancer. On Friday, Dec. 6, more than 300 treat sacks were delivered to patients at the Cancer Center of Kansas and to the office of Dr. David Rosen, the only pediatric oncologist in the Wichita area. Students and parents donated the goodies, students decorated the sacks, and 11 fourth grade students joined librarian Staci Thomas and teacher Rochelle Stutzman on the delivery rounds. “The kids and adults were in tears. They were touched that someone thought of them,” said Thomas. “It’s a nice time to do something for someone.” Thomas is a cancer survivor and is in her fifth year of remission. The effort is near to the hearts of many involved. Two years ago, an Earhart student was diagnosed with leukemia. He is now in remission. This year, another kindergarten ABOVE:An unidentified patient is joined by Regan Veach (left), Kaylee Moe, Karson Evans and Anabela Chavez. LEFT: The fourth grade delivery crew poses with many boxes of treat sacks. Back row from left: Regan Veach, Aubrie Culver, Karson Evans, Jaydon Gorges, Micah Dick, Janie Houlden and Kaylee Moe. Front row: Max Howard, Sophia Edmiston, Anabela Chavez and Kylie Dauber. W e s t S i d e S t o r y HAPPY NEW YEAR! Bring this in for one free game with every paid game! Offer expires Feb. 23, 2014 749 N. Ridge Rd. 722-5211 student is at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston undergoing treatment for a rare form of cancer. There have been other efforts to raise money, too. A snack sale to raise money was completed last Friday. Goddard High students also held a fundraiser recently to benefit the student in Houston. Thomas said the fact two students have fought cancer in three years has helped spur involvement, but everyone is touched by cancer in some way. “Every single student and parent knows someone who has cancer or lost their life to cancer or is a survivor,” she said. Come home to Main Street Villa ...A Home “PLUS” the added benefits of health care • Private Rooms — private baths/showers • Home cooked meals Main Street Villa 802 North Main Street Cheney, KS 67025 (316-) 542-9929 NOW OFFERING: Adult Day Care www.cheneygoldenage.org January 2014 - 12 WestSiders bring water to rural Haiti J S e n t o ry Bo b y o k h o u t W e s t S i d e S t o r y It was a buddy’s football injury that eventually landed Hugh Mason in the-middle-of-nowhere, Haiti. Mason, son of Leonard and Deanna Mason of west Wichita, found himself on an unexpected path in life when his close friend Allen Barker broke his leg in the pursuit of a football career. After the injury, Barker had to reevaluate his path in life. His quest for a new purpose led both men in search of water in the small Caribbean nation. Together, Mason and Barker founded the IFwater project, formerly known as Lighting the Dark, a non-profit organization that builds wells and holding tanks to supply clean water to rural areas in Haiti. “We traveled down to Haiti in 2009, before the earthquake, and saw the need was water,” Mason said. “So we decided to make that our focus.” What they witnessed in Haiti supported research they had done in the States. The average child in Haiti walks four miles per day to get water for the family, often hauling between 50 to 100 pounds of water back home. “A lot of kids were missing out on education because they were getting water,” Mason said. “Even though it wasn’t always even clean water, they needed it to survive.” Mason and Barker first ran the organization from Pomona, Kan., where they lived. After the cost of travel began adding up, they decided to move closer to their work. Mason and Barker now live in Lantana, Fla., just over 700 miles from Haiti. To raise awareness for their growing project, Mason and Barker walked across the United States. They split the effort into two fundSee WESTSIDERS, Page 14 LEFT: Clean water trickles from a well built by IFwater in Haiti. The non-profit organization builds wells and holding tanks in rural areas of Haiti that don’t have access to clean water. TOP: Young children in Haiti wait as they fill a pot of clean water from a new well. ABOVE: Hugh Mason, a native WestSider and co-founder of IFwater, poses with children in a Haiti village. (Contributed photos) 1 3 - J a n u a r y 2 0 1 4 TOP LEFT: Hugh Mason hugs children in a Haitian village where IFwater built a well. BOTTOM LEFT: A young boy uses the clean water well built by IFwater to fill a bucket for his family. ABOVE: A man drinks water from a new well in Haiti. For more information on IFwater and its work, visit the organization’s website at www.ifwater.org. Try someThing new for The new year! W ichita ’ s top 12 teachers teach at c are to D ance ! WestSide Story 1019 W. Douglas • 316-266-4601 In the Delano District January 2014 - 14 Say goodbye to gutter cleaning! Come see us at the Home Show Feb. 6-9 Booth # x-13 IFwater founders Hugh Mason, left, and Allen Barker pose for the camera during their Water Walk fundraiser. The pair walked across the United States to raise money and awareness for their organization. • Premier Gutter Cover System • Affordable • Proven & Attractive • Family Owned & Operated WestSiders bring water to Haiti Continued from Page 12 raising trips. In 2012, they walked 1,400 miles from their home in Lantana, Fla., to Overland Park, Kan. They completed the next 1,400 miles in 2013, as they walked from Wichita to Santa Monica, Calif. The 2012 fundraiser brought in $45,000 which helped them complete a few projects in Haiti, including two holding tanks that store purified water. In 2013, the men saw more monthly support as opposed to lump-sum donations, which Mason said was good for the organization. Mason and Barker do not take any of the money for themselves; they use all donations to fund the construction of wells and other projects. Most of the projects are built on school or church properties. While the organization’s immediate focus is in Haiti, they are looking ahead to other ventures. “Haiti was close by and we didn’t realize this was in our own backyard,” Mason said. “But, we also want to try to go to Guatemala and the Philippines.” IFwater has two specific projects to complete in Haiti before they expand their focus to include the other countries. For more information on the organization and the work they do, visit www.ifwater.org. For a FREE estimate call: (316) 777-1185 WE DO GUTTERS AND GUTTER COVERS! www.theguttercoverofwichita.com W e s t S i d e S t o r y 15 - January 2014 Featured this month F O C U S O N B U S I N E S S Focus On Business is a monthly feature offered to area advertisers. If you would like your business featured here, please contact our sales office at (316) 540-3111. Eaton Roofing & Exteriors............ Page 15 Main Street Villa............................ Page 16 Elite Training Solutions................. Page 16 Wichita Roofing is now Eaton Roofing & Exteriors A Wichita leader in roofing and remodeling work is starting the New Year with a new name. Wichita Roofing & Remodeling has been a mainstay in the Wichita area for two decades, and the company’s name is a familiar and respected one in southcentral Kansas. But with the company’s growth over the years and its expanded family of roofing companies, including Lawrence & Topeka Roofing and Salina Roofing, it was time for a name change. Now, the group of companies will be known under one banner – Eaton Roofing & Exteriors. Company owner Mark Eaton said the name change and corporate consolidation are a means to streamline the company’s business model, better serve customers and lay the foundation for managed growth. There will be no change in ownership or management, and no interruption or disruption of service to clients, he says. The name change from “remodeling” to “exteriors” also better reflects what the company does, according to Eaton. The change to Eaton Roofing & Exteriors will allow the company to operate across Kansas and enter new and previously unavailable markets as one company, Chad Harrison, operations manager, said in a recent news release. The company will gain efficiencies by having one set of financials and insurance policies versus managing three of everything, Harrison said. Wichita Roofing & Remodeling is a privately held corporation headquartered in Wichita. It has provided residential and commercial construction services in roofing, siding and windows for more than 20 years. January 2014 - 16 Main Street Villa is the newest trend in adult care By Travis Mounts When Main Street Villa opened its doors, several hundred people came to its open house. Built by Cheney Golden Age Home, Main Street Villa is a “home plus” facility and is the newest trend in adult care. Administrator Teresa Achilles was pleased with the strong, positive response. “What I heard most was, ‘Wow, it look just like a home,” she said. She said the facility is designed for people to age in place, meaning as residents require more care they don’t have to move from one facility to another. “It’s not part of the continuum,” Achilles said. The traditional model saw people moving into senior residences or assisted living facilities, then moving into a nursing homes as they required more care. The Main Street Villa is a relatively new model of care in senior living; Home Plus provides a combination of comfortable home-like living with health care. The home plus facility allows residents to stay in place. Main Street Villa will be staffed 24 hours per day under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Staff members at Cheney Golden Age Home will be able to provide services to Villa residents, as well. “One of the main reasons we did this was so we could get more private rooms. That’s what the market demands,” Achilles said. She said aging baby boomers are more inclined to seek home care rather than more institutional living arrangements. She said the long-term goal for Cheney Golden Age Home is to convert all its rooms to single-occupancy, too. The Villa can house up to eight people in individual rooms. The residents share a common living room and kitchen and dining area. There is a multi-purpose room that includes a spa and beauty shop. Care varies based on need and can include help with getting up and getting dressed, bathing and medication management. Achilles said she expects some nursing home residents will move into the Villa. Long-term plans call for four more buildings, each housing eight residents. There are no immediate plans for construction of the next building. For more information, contact Jeanette Becker at 316-540-3691. FOCUS ON BUSINESS Main Street Villa in Cheney is a “home plus” facility that feels like your home. Residents enjoy their own bedrooms and private baths/showers, and share a common kitchen, dining room and living room. Elite Training Solutions offers unique AlterG anti-gravity treadmill Come to Elite Training Solutions and experience the healing and stress reducing features of the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill. Many people with different conditions have benefitted from training on the AlterG. Those with ankle, leg, knee, hip and pelvic injuries have rehabbed quickly and successfully using the AlterG. Runners, triathletes, tennis, soccer, basketball, softball and baseball players have all benefitted from training and rehabbing on the AlterG. Even weight loss can come quicker when using the AlterG due to being able to exercise longer without fatiguing as fast. Come by and learn how the AlterG can help you achieve your goals quickly and safely. Some of the benefits of using the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill at Elite Training Solutions are: • Unweighting capabilities allow for decreased impact and stress on joints as you increase speed and endurance safely. • Heal and rehab quickly from lower body injury or surgery. • Gain fitness and strength quicker as you recover from injury or surgery. • Lose weight quicker by exercising longer without beating your body up. • Learn how you feel exercising at 5, 10, or 50 pounds less than your current body weight. • Use the AlterG for recovery after a big race such as a half-marathon, marathon or triathlon. • Increase your running longevity and decrease your chance for injury with reduced impact training on a regular basis. • Train on the same equipment that top runners and athletes in the world use. Contact Nathan Wadsworth today to set up an appointment and he can set up an AlterG training or recovery program for you to reach your goals quickly and safely. His website is www.trainwithnathan.com or you can call 316-200-6620. Elite Training Solutions is at 2007 S. West, Wichita, KS 67213. WestSide Story 1 7 - J a n u a r y 2 0 1 4 Members of the Northwest High School dance and cheer team limber up before their Dec. 27 performance at the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio. Northwest dance and cheer teams perform at Alamo Bowl Meagan Meyer, Tiffany Houle and their 25 dancers and cheerleaders boarded a charter bus destined for San Antonio late Friday night, Dec. 27. “I don’t think a lot of the girls realize what a big opportunity this is,” Northwest High School dance coach said. “I think they’re really excited and nervous too. I think more of them will realize once we get down there.” This was the first time the NWHS dance and cheer teams have participated in a bowl game halftime show. The team was one of many schools from around the nation to perform in the halftime show at the Alamo Bowl, played in San Antonio’s Alamodome. “A lot of the girls didn’t realize how big the stadium was,” NWHS cheer coach Houle said. “I think a few of them are nervous, but once we get down there on the field and they do everything, it will all work out.” Meyer said the school gets offers for these performances often. However, they’ve never made the trip because it has to be approved by the school almost a year in advance. Meyer received a video of the choreography around the end of November, and began teaching it to the dance and cheer teams nearly three weeks before the Alamo Bowl. “I’m very proud of them,” Meyer said. “They’re working really, really hard to learn the choreography.” Once the team arrived in San Antonio, they were scheduled to have four separate rehearsals before all the schools came together to practice as a group. Meyer said the performance was based on music by The Beatles. “The dance styles are kind of sixtiesish and really fun,” Meyer said. The Alamo Bowl took place Monday night, Dec. 30. The teams planned to return to Wichita by late afternoon on New Year’s Eve. Both coaches acknowledged the fundraising help and morale boosts they received from the community. “We’ve had great support from the administration, school and surrounding area,” Meyer said. We got a lot of support to actually raise the money to go.” Caregiver support group to meet Happy New Year is the theme for the January meeting of the Sedgwick County Caregiver Support Group. Led by Sharie Quattlebaum, a licensed specialist clinical social worker with Prairie View, the support group meets from 3-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7 at Prairie View’s Legacy Park office, 9333 E. 21st St. N., Wichita. The support group is open to those who are caregivers for older adults. It offers an opportunity for education, mutual support and problem solving with others who are dealing with similar caregiving situations. This includes caregivers whose care receiver has any illness, including dementia. For information, phone 316-634-4700 or 800-992-6292. Admission is free and open to the public. WestSide Story January 2014 - 18 Orpheum to screen Lake Afton Observatory offers glance at the stars classic movies Series passes to The Orpheum Theatre’s 2014 Classic Film Series are now available. The 2014 Classic Film Series is the Orpheum Theatre’s annual series of films, shown monthly, celebrating a major anniversary. The majority of the films will be shown at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. The first film, Forrest Gump, which celebrates its 20th Anniversary in 2014, will be screened on 35mm film on January 16, 2014. “We’re excited to continue the tradition of classic movies in Wichita’s classic movie palace,” said Jennifer Wright, Orpheum President. Tickets for each individual film in the series are $5 General Admission or $4 for students, seniors and military, and will be available at the door the night of each film. Have you ever wondered how astronomers find out how hot, massive or big a star is or what it’s made of ? It’s not like they can just take a sample or stick a thermometer in a star. Find out how they do it at the Lake Afton Public Observatory’s program“Discovering Stellar Secrets.” Look through the Observatory’s big telescope at a gas giant planet, the spectrum of a bright star, a multiple star system, clusters of stars and glowing clouds of gas as the staff discusses how the secrets of stars are revealed. “Discovering Stellar Secrets” will be presented Jan. 3-4, 17-18, 24-25 and 31. The Observatory also presents “Voyage through the Solar System.” Using the Observatory’s big telescope, visitors will journey through our solar system as we commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Voyager spacecraft’s fly-by of Jupiter. The first stop will be the Moon, then will come a visit to Jupiter, and finally on to Uranus. “Voyage through the Solar System” will be presented Jan. 10 and 11. The Lake Afton Public Observatory is open to the public on Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:30-10:00 p.m. Jan 2 through March 1. It is located on MacArthur Road at 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. It is immediately north of the lake, just off MacArthur Road. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12; children under 6 are admitted free. We also have a special family rate where two adults and their immediate children or grandchildren get in for just $15. For program information, you can friend the Lake Afton Public Observatory on Facebook, call the information hotline at WSU-STAR (978-7827), or go to the Observatory’s website at http://webs.wichita.edu/lapo. W e s t S i d e S t o r y Orpheum Theatre 2014 Classic Film Series Jan. 16, “Forrest Gump,” 20th anniversary. Feb. 20, “It Happened One Night,” 80th anniversary. March 20, “Ghostbusters,” 30th anniversary. April 17, “Rear Window,” 60th anniversary. May 15, “Dr. Strangelove,” 50th anniversary. June 19, “The Terminator,” 30th anniversary. July 17, “Gone with the Wind,” 75th anniversary. Aug. 21, “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon,” 65th anniversary. Sep. 18, “Double Indemnity,” 70th anniversary. Oct. 23, “Young Frankenstein,” 40th anniversary. Nov. 20, “Meet Me in St. Louis,” 70th anniversary. Dec. 18, “White Christmas,” 60th anniversary. MLK breakfast is this month The W.G. Williams Community Foundation, Inc. will host its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Corporate award breakfast at 7:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Wichita Marriott, 9100 East Corporate Hills Circle Drive. The breakfast speaker is Lincoln Montgomery, senior pastor of the Tabernacle Bible Church of Wichita. This premiere fundraiser for scholarships breakfast will also announce and honor one corporation throughout the coming year for promoting educational excellence, promoting inclusion, for having an established diversity program, and for encouraging community volunteerism. Tickets are $25 per person or $250 for a table of 10 and must be purchased in advance. For more information or tickets, call -316-943-8951. The Lake Afton Public Observatory is located immediately north of Lake Afton County Park, at 247th Street South and MacArthur Road. Tools can help you quit smoking The Kansas Department of Health and Environment can help people keep their resolutions to quit tobacco in 2014. KDHE offers free cessation support and information online at www.ksQuit. org, or toll-free at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) to help tobacco users who are ready to quit. “Quitting smoking will reduce your risk of many diseases including cancer, heart disease, chronic pulmonary disease (COPD) and stroke,” said Robert Moser, M.D., KDHE Secretary and State Health Officer. “Quitting isn’t easy, but it’s worth the reward of a longer and healthier life. Working with a Quit Coach at the Kansas Tobacco Quitline can make quitting easier.” Quitline enrollment is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except on major holidays. A Quit Coach works with participants during emails, live chats or one-on-one phone calls to prepare for a quit date and create a plan to fight cravings and face other challenges. Studies have found that using a tobacco Quitline can more than double a person’s chances of successfully quitting tobacco. Some people fear their resolution to quit tobacco use will hurt their resolution to lose or maintain weight, but planning ahead can help people avoid weight gain. Exercise can be an effective tool in quitting tobacco use. When the urge to use tobacco hits, people can take a walk, go for a short run or participate in another physical activity they enjoy. Instead of replacing smoking or chewing tobacco with sweets or fatty food, people can try chewing sugarless gum or snacking on carrots, celery, other vegetables, air-popped popcorn, dried fruit or nuts. KDHE’s Tobacco Use Prevention Program manages the Kansas Tobacco Quitline and provides resources and technical assistance to community coalitions for development, enhancement and evaluation of state and local tobacco prevention initiatives. 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Small adjustments in the home can lead to energy savings and lower utility bills through the winter months, according to Bruce Snead, director of Engineering Extension at Kansas State University. Main areas of concentration for winterizing the home include checking the furnace, insulation, windows, doors and outlets for leaks to the outdoors. But, having a working programmable thermostat might be the first item on the agenda. Snead recommends people consider setting the thermostat down when they donâ€™t need it, perhaps while sleeping or gone during the day. Also, furnace filters should be regularly replaced or cleaned to ensure the furnace is operating at optimum efficiency. Leaks to the exterior of the home are one of the largest drains on energy. But there are ways to keep the cold out. Adding a shrink-fit interior layer of plastic to old, leaky windows temporarily can help keep the cold out, while maintaining visibility, Snead said. Additionally, temporary caulks can be added to the edges of windows or doors that wonâ€™t be used all winter, Snead said. Temporary caulks donâ€™t bond permanently to the surface, but will seal around the window. However, if the windows are loose-fitting or decaying because of mold, mildew or moisture, it may be worth having them replaced. Weather-stripping doors, making sure the doors close tightly and using temporary door sweeps might also save on home energy costs. Outlets on the inside surface of outside walls may have air gaps in the insulation around the electrical box in the wall, allowing cold air in and warm air out. Snead said if the home has not had updates to the insulation in more than 30 years, the insulation of the home should be checked and updated. Crawl spaces may also allow cold air in. Insulating the perimeter wall of the space is typically easier than insulating the underside of the floor, and is probably a better long-term strategy. It might keep homeowners from having to do additional insulation around pipes and ducts that convey heated air or water. For more information about energy conservation in the home and beyond, log on to www.engext.ksu.edu. Small adjustments at home can help you lower your utility bills, even if you did not winterize your home before the cold weather hit. W e s t S i d e S t o r y S&S Limousine Service Check out our website snslimo.com or call 316-641-5670 Go first class with Tyler Perry’s newest play hits Wichita Tyler Perry’s “Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned” is coming to Century II Convention Hall for one night only at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26. Tickets are on sale now for $47.50 plus applicable fees. They may be purchased online at WichitaTIX.com, by phone at 316-3038100 or in person at Century II, 225 W. Douglas. Tyler Perry’s “Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned” is Perry’s newest stage play. This production features another sequence of new cast members. The show has been praised for its exceptional acting and outstanding singing, especially from cast members Cheryl “Pepsii” Riley and Patrice Lovely from Perry’s hit television sitcom “Love Thy Neighbor” on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Tyler Perry’s “Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned” is the bizarre story of Anita Lincoln (Riley), a successful modern-day single woman who has everything but yearns to have a loving man in her life. She is set up by her best friend and co-worker Jasime (Monica Blaire) with the “perfect” man, Randy. All it takes is a trip to Las Vegas and an accepted proposal for Randy to show his true colors and take charge of the relationship. Now a scorned woman, Anita is determined to do whatever it takes to get her life back. The show’s stop in Wichita is part of a national tour. A writer, director, actor and producer, Perry is best known for his portrayals of Madea, a character he created that was partially based on his own mother. Snap it. Send it. 2 1 - J a n u a r y 2 0 1 4 Share your photos with the WestSide Stor y Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has announced that he has accepted the invitation of Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives Ray Merrick (R-Stilwell) to deliver his 2014 State of the State address to the Kansas Legislature at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Hall of Representatives. The State of the State address will be televised live by KPTS-TV and other Kansas television and radio stations. This will be the 132nd State of the State address. State of the State address scheduled Share your photos of school plays, church functions, social gatherings and more. If it happens on the WestSide, we’d like to see it and share it! Email email@example.com or call Travis at 540-0500 with questions Heritage Baptist Church – Corner of 135th St. & 13th St. N., Wichita; (316) 7292700; Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Adult Bible Study/Prayer Time 7 p.m.; Wiseguys 3 yrs.–6th grade 7 p.m.; Nursery provided at all services. “Your neighborhood church just around the corner.” Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: heritage4u.net. Hope Christian Church – Meeting 10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings, NEW LOCATION - 1330 E. Douglas. Worship is casual and encouraging. Online at www.hope4wichita.org. and on Facebook. Pastor Mark McMahon. markm@ hope4wichita.org. 316-648-0495. West Heights UMC – 745 N. Westlink Ave. (Just north of Central on Westlink); (316) 722-3805, Email: email@example.com. Sunday services 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. (Traditional/Blended); Sunday school 9:15 a.m.; Wednesday meal (during school year) 5:30 p.m. fun classes and study for all ages; nondenominational preschool, host to the Shepherd’s Center of West Wichita providing dynamic activity for the Classic Generation, full children’s programming, and an active youth program challenging today’s generation, website: www.westheightsumc.org. Pathway Church – Following Jesus/In Community/For Others – 2316-722-8020; pathwaychurchonline.com; Westlink Campus, Saturdays at 5 p.m., Sundays at 9:10 and 10:45 a.m.; Cafe Campus, Sundays at 10:45 a.m., 2001 N. Maize Rd. (21st and Maize), Wichita; Goddard Campus, Sundays at 9:30 and 11 a.m., Goddard High School (2500 S. 199th St. W.) Trininty Reformed Church (RPCNA) – Come glorify and enjoy God with us. 3340 W. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67203 • Sunday worship 9:30 a.m. • Sunday School 11 a.m. • Evening services 5 p.m. • Pastor Adam King • www.trinityrpcna.org • 316-721-2722 Westlink Church of Christ – 10025 W. Central, Wichita; (316) 722-1111; Sunday 9:30 a.m. Bible Classes, 10:30 a.m. Worship, 6 p.m. Devotional; Wednesday 6 p.m. Meal (during school year), 7 p.m. Bible Classes; Gary Richardson, Minister; Nick Miller, Youth Minister; Website: www.westlinkchurch.org. Westwood Presbyterian Church – 8007 W. Maple, Wichita; (316) 722-3753; “Simply making disciples who walk with Jesus, grow to become like Jesus, and live for Jesus by loving others.” Worship Sunday 9 a.m. with Praise Team, 10:30 a.m. with Choir; Fellowship and coffee between worship services; Sunday school for all ages 9 a.m. Nursey open 8:45-11:45 a.m.; www.westwoodpc.org. The WestSide Church Directory Worship at the Church of Your Choice Aldersgate United Methodist Church - 7901 W. 21st St. N. (west of Ridge Rd.), (316) 722-8504, www.aldersgatechurch.org. Sunday morning services at 8:15 a.m. (traditional), 9:30 a.m. (blended), and 11 a.m. (traditional). Wednesday night activities. Nursery available for all services. Sunday school each week at 8:15 a.m. for adults and at 9:30 a.m. for all age groups. Youth group and youth worship on Sunday evenings. Bible studies, children’s activities, and different fellowship events available throughout the year. Asbury Church - 2801 W. 15th St., Wichita (one block north of 13th on St. Paul); (316) 942-1491. Four locations across the Wichita Metro Area. Sunday Services: Central Campus - 15th & St. Paul at 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. West Campus 167th & Maple (Goddard’s Explorer Elementary School) at 10:45 a.m. Linwood Campus - near Lincoln & Lulu at 10:45 a.m. Breakthru Campus - 15th & St. Paul (gymnasium) at 10:45 a.m. Visit www.asburychurch.org. Beacon Community Church - 810 N. Casado, Goddard; 794-2424; 10:45 a.m. Sunday Service; Sunday School at 9:25 a.m. For HIS Glory Church – 2901 W. Taft St., Wichita • (316) 794-1170 • Worship Sunday 11:00 a.m. • ChurchForHISGlory@gmail.com • Family integrated full Gospel church where all ages worship and study God’s word. This empty seat… Goddard United Methodist Church – 300 N. Dedar, Goddard; (316) 794-2207 • 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Worship • Children’s church during both services • Nursery Available • 10 a.m. Sunday School • Steve Morgan, Pastor • Eric Wilson, Youth Pastor • Children’s Pastor, Kassie Taylor Good Shepherd Episcopal Church – 8021 W. 21st St. N., Wichita; (316) 7218096; Saturday 5:30 p.m. Spoken Worship; Sunday 8:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship, 11 a.m. Traditional Choral Worship; Church School - Children 9:50 a.m., Adults 10 a.m.; Children’s Chapel 8:45 & 11 a.m. Harvest Community Church – Worship at 8340 W. 21st in Wichita Sunday at 10:30 a.m.; Senior pastor Rev. Dr. Dave Henion; www.wichitaharvest.com. WestSide Story …is for you and your family January 2014 - 22 Sutton completes basic training Air Force Airman Taylor J. Sutton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Sutton is the son of Raejean Meeks of Derby and Gabriel Sutton of Park City. He is a 2011 graduate of Maize South High School. Airman Taylor J. Sutton W e s t S i d e S t o r y Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Benjamin A. Rivera graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and Rivera completes basic training basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Rivera is the son of Darla and Ricky Rivera of Colwich. He is a 2011 graduate of Maize South High School. Venison meat is a wholesome option Making healthier choices is a popular New Yearâ€™s resolution for many, but putting healthier practices into action doesnâ€™t have to be limited to the grocery store or gym. Hunting deer often requires quite a bit of physical exertion, and from trekking to your blind or treestand to recovering the animal and processing the meat, hunting can be a great benefit to your health. Known for being lean, venison meat is a great meal option for those looking to make healthier food choices this year and add variety to the dinner table. From Jan. 1-31, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will offer three whitetail antlerless-only seasons open to anyone with a valid 2014 hunting license and any unfilled deer permits. As of Dec. 31, 2013, hunters were able to purchase Antlerless-only White-tailed Deer permits without having an eithersex permit in possession. Permits may be purchased wherever licenses are sold and online. The season will kick off the New Year with an extended firearm whitetail antlerless season Jan. 1-12 (open statewide), followed by a special extended firearm whitetail antlerless season Jan. 13-19 (open in Units 7, 8, 15 and 19 only), and an archery extended whitetail antlerless season Jan. 20-31 (in Unit 19 only). Hunters who did not fill a deer permit during one of the regular 2013 seasons (muzzleloader, early firearm, archery, regular firearm) may also use that permit during these seasons. However, all permits revert to Antlerless-Only Whitetailed Deer permits, and unit restrictions listed on the permit apply. For more information, consult the 2013 Kansas Hunting and Furharvesting Regulations Summary, available wherever licenses are sold or online at ksoutdoors. com. An exclusive offer when you reserve your retirement home now. Call about our special reservation offer and private, no-obligation tour. Call Jill at (316) 210-5125 to schedule a personal tour, or simply stop by between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. Whether you’re considering a retirement community for the first time or weighing the benefits of a move from your current community, you owe it to yourself to explore the comfort, security and peace of mind Dove Estates Senior Living Community can provide. Come in and experience for yourself the open, single-story design, luxurious amenities and 24-hour support our residents will enjoy. Because there’s never been a better time to create the retirement of your dreams. Spacious one- and two-bedroom assisted living apartments Two-bedroom independent living townhomes with attached garages Located just north of U.S. Highway 54 on 183rd Street West in Goddard, Kansas, just minutes from Wichita. “Where Life Never Gets Old” 1400 S. 183rd St. W. | Goddard, KS 67052 | (316) 550-6343 DoveEstatesKansas.com Dove Estates Senior Living Community is a locally owned and family-inspired community.