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BEE ON TIME TODAY 10 a.m. Storytime, Bluebird Books, 2 S. Main St., Hutchinson. Open to children ages infant to 8 years.


WHERE: The Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg St., Wichita WHEN: 8 p.m. today COST: $45 WEB:

7:30 p.m. Vietnam-era drama “A Piece of My Heart” by Shirley Lauro (today and Friday), Fine Arts Auditorium at Barton Community College, Great Bend. Cost: $7 8 p.m. Tommy Emmanuel, Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe, Salina. Cost: $30 7:30 p.m. "The Hobbit" (today, Friday, Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday), Flag Theatre, 310 N. Main St., Hutchinson. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 60 and older, and $5 for children 2-12. 7:30 p.m. "Be a Good Little Widow" (today, Friday, Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday), Hutchinson Art Center, 405 N. Washington St., Hutchinson. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and students.



ROBERT EARL KEEN DECEMBER 6, 8 P.M. WHERE: Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe, Salina ON SALE: 9 a.m. Monday (available now for Stiefel Friends members) COST: $35 PHONE: (785) 827-1998 WEB:

11:30 a.m. Drum Sax Axe, Cool Beans at the Depot, 209 N. Walnut St., Hutchinson. 7:30 p.m. Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo, Pageant Rodeo Arena, 2216 SE Rodeo Drive, Medicine Lodge. Entertainer, Cowboy Balladeer, R.W. Hampton will perform at 6 p.m. prior to Ranch Rodeo.

PETER NERO DECEMBER 6, 8 P.M. WHERE: The Orpheum, 200 N. Broadway St., Wichita COST: $40-100 PHONE: (316) 263-0884 WEB:

8:30 p.m. “Brave,” McPherson Bandshell, 510 N. Lakeside Dr., McPherson. Cost: Free. Rain location is the McPherson Community Building.

SATURDAY 7:30 a.m. Reno Reno County Farmer’s Market, Farmers Market Pavilion, Second Avenue and Washington Street, Hutchinson. 9 a.m. Poker 102: Omaha & Omaha Hi-Lo, Hutchinson Community College, 1300 N. Plum St., Hutchinson. Beginning where Poker 101 left off the common variations of Omaha and Omaha Hi-Low-Split and Eight-or-Better will be taught. Cost of $60.00. For more information or to enroll, call Ann Marie at (620) 727-2791. 9 a.m. Digital Photography, Hutchinson Community College, 1300 N. Plum St., Hutchinson. Cost of $37.50. For more information or to enroll, call Ann Marie at (620) 727-2791. 9 a.m. Silversmithing II, Hutchinson Community College, 1300 N. Plum St., Hutchinson. Increase on the skills learned in Silversmithing I class. Cost of $47.50, plus materials. For more information or to enroll, call Ann Marie at (620) 727-2791. 9 a.m. Kansas Prepper expo, Jackson County 4H Building, 5th and Dakota, Holton. This is a survival and self-sufficiency exposition featuring everything from bushcraft to high tech solutions to homesteading. For more information, visit Home.html. 10 a.m. Space Out Saturday, Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, 1100 N. Plum St., Hutchinson. Join Curious George courtesy of KPTS, for Space Out Saturday . Cost: Free

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Shafer Art Gallery Director Dave Barns, Great Bend artist Esther Maher and Barton Foundation Director Darnell Holopirek pose with a painting titled “Arizona,” which Maher painted several years ago. Maher donated the painting to the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College’s permanent collection. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

10:30 a.m. Storytime, Bluebird Books, 2 S. Main St., Hutchinson. Open to children ages infant to 8 years. 11:30 a.m. Harvey County United Way Chili Cook-Off, Sixth Street between Main and Poplar, Newton. One ticket gets you a chili sample from every booth. All benefits from this family-friendly event will go to the Harvey County United Way. 1 p.m. Poker 102: Triple Stud: Stud, Stud Hi-Lo, & Razz, Hutchinson Community College, 1300 N. Plum St., Hutchinson. Beginning where Poker 101 left off the three common variations of Stud games will be taught. Cost of $60.00. For more information or to enroll, call Ann Marie at (620) 727-2791. 1 p.m. Casting, Hutchinson Community College, 1300 N. Plum St., Hutchinson. Create jewelry pieces using lost wax casting, learning both vacuum casting and steam casting. Cost of $47.50, plus materials. For more information or to enroll, call Ann Marie at (620) 727-2791. 6:30 p.m. Liberty Quartet at Bethel Mennonite Church 256 8th Avenue, Inman. Liberty Quartet in concert. No admission fee; a love offering will be received.

7 p.m. State Fair Promenaders Square Dance at Elmdale Community Center 400 E. Avenue E, Hutchinson. Gary Titus will call the squares.

Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe, Salina. Admission: $49

7:30 p.m. Doc Severinsen and his Big Band in concert at Fox Theatre 18 East First Ave., Hutchinson. For more information call the office at 620-663-5861 or the box office at 620-663-1981.

11:30 a.m. Drum Sax Axe, Cool Beans at the Depot, 209 N. Walnut St., Hutchinson.

8 p.m. Chris Botti, Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe, Salina. Admission: $51, $67, $77

TUESDAY 6 p.m. Horsemanship, Kansas State Fairgrounds, 2000 N. Poplar St., Hutchinson. Develop basic horsemanship skills including fundamentals of caring, grooming, and riding a horse designed to build confidence between horse and rider. Cost of $200.00 for single rider with HCC providing horse. Price break available for providing your own horse. For more information or to enroll, call Ann Marie at (620) 727-2791.

WEDNESDAY 10 a.m. Storytime, Bluebird Books, 2 S. Main St., Hutchinson. Open to children ages infant to 8 years. 8 p.m. Jamey Johnson, Stiefel

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OCT. 5 7:30 a.m. Reno County Farmer’s Market, Farmers Market Pavilion, Second Avenue and Washington Street, Hutchinson. 10 a.m. Art on the Trail, Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St., Wichita. Art activities for kids and free seasonal refreshments. Cost: Free 10:30 a.m. Storytime, Bluebird Books, 2 S. Main St., Hutchinson. Open to children ages infant to 8 years. 11 a.m. Chicken & Noodle Fundraiser, Central Christian School, 1910 E. 30th Ave., Hutchinson. Chicken & Noodle dinner, beverage & dessert. Lunch 11-1 Dinner 5-7 Dine-in or Carry-out. Donation Only.

OCT. 8 6 p.m. Landscape Design, Hutchinson Community College,

CELTIC WOMAN: HOME FOR CHRISTMAS DECEMBER 13, 7:30 P.M. WHERE: Kansas Star Casino, 777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane COST: $49-$99 PHONE: (316) 719-5000 WEB: 1300 N. Plum St., Hutchinson. Cost of $47.50. For more information or to enroll, call Ann Marie at (620) 727-2791.

OCT. 11 11:30 a.m. Drum Sax Axe, Cool Beans at the Depot, 209 N. Walnut St., Hutchinson. 7 p.m. State Fair Promenaders Square Dance, Elmdale Community Center, 400 E. Ave. E, Hutchinson. Mike Huddleston will call the squares.

OCT. 12 7:30 a.m. Reno Reno County Farmer’s Market, Farmers Market Pavilion, Second Avenue and Washington Street, Hutchinson. 8:30 a.m. Annual Benefit Auction, Mennonite Friendship Communities, 600 W. Blanchard St., South Hutchinson. 9 a.m. Intermediate Computing Skills, Hutchinson Community College, 1300 N. Plum St., Hutchinson. Learn even more about your computer in this intermediate level. Cost: $27.50. For more informa-

tion or to enroll, call Ann Marie at (620) 727-2791. 9 a.m. Mutt Strut, Hutchinson Dog Park, 1501 S. Severance St., Hutchinson. Fundraiser for the Hutchinson Dog Park. Cost: $25 per person. Registration form is available on our website. Register before Sept. 25 to receive a free tshirt. Dogs are welcome but not required. 10:30 a.m. Storytime, Bluebird Books, 2 S. Main St., Hutchinson. Open to children ages infant to 8 years. 7:30 p.m. “Barnyard Barbershop” presented by Sweet Adelines International Hutchinson Chorus, Fox Theatre, 18 E. 1st Ave., Hutchinson. With special guests, “The Real McCoy.” Cost: $15, children under 12 are free. For more information call (620) 662-8076.

OCT. 16 4 p.m. Youth Book Club, Bluebird Books, 2 S. Main St., Hutchinson. Book Club will discuss “Stranded” by Jeff Probst. 5:15 p.m. Teen Book Club, Bluebird Books, 2 S. Main St., Hutchinson. Book Club will discuss “Iron King” by Jeff Probst.

OCT. 17 10 a.m. Storytime, Bluebird Books, 2 S. Main St., Hutchinson. Open to children ages infant to 8 years.

OCT. 18 11:30 a.m. Drum Sax Axe, Cool Beans at the Depot, 209 N. Walnut St., Hutchinson.

OCT. 19 7:30 a.m. Reno Reno County Farmer’s Market, Farmers Market Pavilion, Second Avenue and Washington Street, Hutchinson. 10 a.m. Storytime, Bluebird Books, 2 S. Main St., Hutchinson. Open to children ages infant to 8 years.

OCT. 20 8 p.m. ZZ Top, Stiefel Theater, 151 S. Santa Fe, Salina. Cost: $89.50, $99.50



CONCERT SEASON CAPPED BY BIT OF EVERYTHING The final concert for the 2013 season saw gentle breezes, cooler temperatures, larger crowds than ever before, a wide variety of musical stylings, free food (hot from the grill), and all the free water and pop that you could consume. A fight almost broke out, too. This concert series has had it all. Kathy Withrow kicked off the night with a variety of different tunes. As I walked through the crowd, I overheard one person or another say “I love this song” and then they’d start singing along with the lyrics as Kathy sang. Kathy picked so many crowd favorites that I wasn’t sure she was going to be allowed to leave the stage. Then it was time for the SoapBox Troubadors to play. These guys are crowd favorites and I waited a bit to see if they’d play their signature song, “Washed by the Water.” I was thrilled when they finally got to this tune, and the crowd pop for it was excellent. This group has played several times this summer and are not to be missed. HOT, a group that I was not familiar with, took to the stage next. They owned the stage. There was singing, dancing and choreography that couldn’t be beat. The energy coming off this stage show was incredible and had the crowd on its feet bouncing along with the beat. This Christian rock group also had a powerful message that they delivered between songs. The overall performance was amazing, and I hope they come back next year. Then ZSP took to the stage to round out the night. Unfortunately, I only got

Courtesy of Lydia Lowe

HOT provided Christian music and positive talk during their portion of Concert for the Cause on Saturday.

to hear the first song of this performance, but if crowd reaction was any indication of how the night and the series was going to wind up, the end of the evening was looking to be a powerful send-off for the 2013 season. There was no nonprofit on this night, but our grill master, Dave Jennings, was taking donations to cover the hospital costs of his grandson, who was just released from the hospital. The crowd was more than generous with its donations. Also on this night, the food, pop and water from the summer season was given out to the crowd for free as a thank-you for attending the concert

season and making it such a success. One fan took advantage of the situation and picked up about 10 cases of pop and had to be set straight. A few words were exchanged but everything returned to a peaceful gathering quickly and the crowd took it all in stride. Don’t forget that the concert series will be back next year in June. Watch The Bee for more information in the spring and keep checking the website,, and the Facebook page for updates throughout the year. LYDIA LOWE Salina


PLOT TWISTS WILL KEEP ‘PRISONER’ VIEWERS IN SEATS Chances are pretty good you won’t guess who the primary abductor is until after this movie takes the audience around many diversions and plot deviations. “Prisoners” is a skillfully told story that holds your attention through a combination of an intriguing plot and skillful acting. You will be led through numerous blind alleys until the Canadian filmmaker starts to unravel who actually “done it” and why. Although the acting is well done, especially by Hugh Jackman in a hugely different role than his award-winning “Les Miserables” and Jake Gyllenhaal as the pursuing detective, it’s the story and twists that hold your attention and keep you involved. There’s plenty of disturbing violence, including torture, along with enough foul language to merit an R rating and keep kids other than older teens at home. “Prisoners” is about two girls who are kidnapped and how Jackman (as father of

one) takes the law into his own hands after becoming convinced he knows who did it and the police are dragging their feet. Another more stable couple (the other victim’s parents) seems much more stable but they get drawn into Jackman’s perverse handling of the situation. Several of the twists are completely unexpected, and the audience should be prepared to be shocked. Overall, “Prisoners” is an engrossing film with a most interesting ending that may leave you hanging but seemed appropriate, at least to me, after being on the edge of my seat for most of the film. Three and a half stars for “Prisoners,” which lives up to its advertised hype and is now playing at the Mall 8/Dickinson Theatres in Hutchinson. DAN DEMING Hutchinson










Keller Dover faces a parent's worst nightmare when his 6-year-old daughter, Anna, and her friend go missing.

Friday: 4:30, 7:45pm Saturday: 1:15, 4:30, 7:45pm Sunday: 1:15, 4:30, 7:45pm



After ratting out his Mafia cohorts, Giovanni Manzioni and his family enter the Witness Protection Program and relocate to a French town.

Friday: 4:10, 7:10, 9:45pm Saturday: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 9:45pm Sunday: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10pm




Flint Lockwood learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing foodanimal hybrids.

Friday: 4:00, 7:00pm (3D) 9:15 Saturday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00pm (3D) 9:15 Sunday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00pm (3D) 9:15

Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett




Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race.

Friday: 4:00, 7:00, 9:15pm Saturday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:15pm Sunday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00pm

We're The Millers

Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts




A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S.

Friday: 4:20, 7:20, 9:45pm Saturday: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 9:45pm Sunday: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20pm

Don Jon

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore




A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy.

Friday: 4:10, 7:10, 9:30pm Saturday: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 9:30pm Sunday: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10pm

Baggage Claim

Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Taye Diggs




Although she has traveled all over the world, flight attendant Montana Moore has yet to find a man with whom she wants to settle down.

Friday: 4:30, 7:30, 9:50pm Saturday: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 9:50pm Sunday: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30pm

Insidious: Chapter 2

Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey




Soon after their showdown with evil spirits that possessed their son, the Lamberts have a new battle.

Friday: 4:20, 7:20, 9:45pm Saturday: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 9:45pm Sunday: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20pm


Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis


The Family

Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee, Michelle Pfeiffer


Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (3D)

Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Will Forte






Good Ol' Freda

Freda Kelly, Paul McCartney, John Lennon




A documentary in which Freda Kelly looks back at her career as lifelong secretary for The Beatles.

Hidden Universe

Miranda Richardson




Enjoy an extraordinary journey deep into space in the cinematic medium that transports audiences like no other.

Daily: See for showtimes

Titans of the Ice Age

Christopher Plummer




Experience an ancient world of ice, the dawn of our species, a time when man shared the tundra with majestic woolly beasts.

Daily: See for showtimes


Directed by Daniel Ferguson




A spectacular cinematic journey - soaring high above the Holy Land and plunging deep into the vibrant Old City.

Daily: See for showtimes

Friday, Sat., Sun. : 7pm






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In the past, Kingman residents, merchants and craft artisans would gather along Main Street to celebrate the coming autumn season. Eventually, the celebration fell by the wayside. However, the Kingman Chamber of Commerce is attempting to bring it back into the mainstream. “Years ago the chamber hosted fall festivals downtown,” said Wanda Kelsey, chamber executive director. “We held our craft festival in the B Street Barn last

year and by popular demand are working to expand and bring back the good oldfashioned fall festival.” On Saturday, the chamber will host a Fall Festival in Kingman. Events will include a craft festival in the B Street Barn, sidewalk sale along Main Street, a 5K race to benefit the Kingman Historic Theatre and a Doggie Days dog contest. Kelsey said there are more than 20 craft vendors selling various items. Along with the crafts, St. Patrick’s Catholic School will be selling bierocks as a fundraiser,

the Rotary Club is hosting a book swap, and Dirks Copy Products will bring in a balloon artist. The 5K will begin around 8:30 a.m. Participants should arrive at Kingman Elementary School, 607 N. Spruce St., around 7:30 a.m. Pre-registration is closed, but late registration is $25. Following the race, awards and prizes will be announced at Citizens Bank of Kansas. For more information, visit or visit the chamber Facebook page.




Melody has never been to a funeral. When her husband, Craig, dies in a plane crash, she must figure out how to properly grieve. With guidance from her mother-in-law – an expert widow – can Melody learn how to “Be a Good Little Widow”? “This play is well-written,” said Jo Stropes, who plays Melody’s mother-in-law. “It shows humor in a tragedy.” Becky Christner stars as Melody in a heartrending performance of dramatic comedy. Melody is forced to navigate through pressed black dresses and inappropriate outbursts as she tries to understand what it means to find someone through losing them. “This is a sad play, but it’s still funny,” said Chad Howard, who plays Craig. “It’s a strange, sad humor to someone passing away.” During the performance, Craig does come back – as a ghost or a memory in Melody’s mind. The play, written in 2012, is loosely based on the Colgan Air Flight 3407, which crashed into a house in February 2009, director Charles A. Johnston said. The flight was scheduled to fly from Newark, N.J., to Buffalo, N.Y., when it experienced an aerodynamic stall and crashed into a house in Clarence Center, N.Y. Fifty people were killed, including one in the house. The performance is for mature audiences only because of language. Johnston said this is one of the first times it is being per-

Kristen Roderick/For The Bee

Becky Christner, left, and Jo Stropes rehearse a scene from the Hutchinson Theatre Guild’s production of “Be a Good Little Widow.”

IF YOU GO WHAT: “Be a Good Little Widow” WHEN: 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Hutchinson Art Center, 405 N. Washington St. COST: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at the door or at MORE INFO: visit or call (316) 3507529(PLAY) formed outside of a professional setting.

Blaine Teter plays Craig’s assistant, Brad.







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MEDICINE LODGE – The town that entices hundreds every few years with the Peace Treaty Pageant is honoring Native Americans this weekend with an intertribal powwow at the Indian Summer Days. The powwow will have 39 tribes represented from the area. Both Native American/First Nations and nonNative American/First Nations can dance, sing and honor the culture. Spectators should bring lawn chairs inside the fence. Bleachers are available outside of the fence. Admission is free. Robert Tree Cody will be the emcee. He is an actor, singer, dancer and educator.


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The flutist is working on his 15th album and is known for his efforts in preserving Native American culture for future generations, according to the Indian Summer Days website. Take a chance in the dance contest during the powwow, either on Saturday or Sunday. Want to check out the town? The small town tucked in the Gyp Hills has a lot of history and scenery Remember temperance activist Carrie Nation? You can check out her house and a reproduction of the 1873 stockade.

5 p.m. – Cowboy trappings and trade show 6 to 7 p.m. – R.W. Hampton, entertainer and cowboy balladeer 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Free bean feed at Stockade 7:30 to 10 p.m. – Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo

SATURDAY 7 to 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast at Leisure Time Center on Main Street 8 a.m. – Cowboy trappings and trade show 9 a.m. – 5K walk, jog, run (strip poker format). Wear gloves, coats and other items to be dropped off and donated to charity 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Craft show in downtown Medicine Lodge To see a full listing of events during the Peace Treaty Pagent, visit





Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a 12-part installment detailing some of the many bizarre holidays celebrated nationally or internationally each month. While most seem utterly ridiculous, and while keeping in mind that not everything found on the Internet can be taken at face value, each listing that follows was verified through at least two online sources. With October, thus begins the busiest holiday stretch of the year. After several barren months on the calendar, the festivities come fast and furious, beginning with Halloween and soon followed by Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Of course, you’ll have to wait until the month basically is over before All Hallows Eve rolls around, so there are plenty of days coming up during which you’ll have plenty of need to whet your holiday whistle. ***

Like a child’s bulging candy sack at the end of Halloween night, October is overflowing with special monthly designations. In the spirit of the new autumn season, October affectionately is known as Popcorn Poppin’ Month. But the food love doesn’t end there. You’ll give your jaw muscles a workout in the coming weeks as you pay homage to Apple Jack Month, Pizza Month, Pretzel Month, Seafood Month and Vegetarian Month. And don’t forget to give a little love to where you’ll be consuming these many courses. Schedule a do-it-yourself project for the upcoming Kitchen and Bath Month. But for all the lightheartedness, October also seems to be a popular time to call attention to a variety of causes. Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Clergy Appreciation Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month all are celebrated throughout the month. Oh, and don’t forget Sarcastic Awareness Month. It is the most important of them all. Oct. 1 – Vegetarian Day, CD Player Day. Maybe pop in that old Blind Melon disc? Oct. 2 – Balloons Around the World Day, Custodial

Worker Day, Farm Animals Day, Name Your Car Day. Let us offer a few suggestions: Christine, KITT, Herbie, Brent Mustangburger. Oct. 3 – Virus Appreciation Day, Techies Day. Whether biological or electronic, everyone should appreciate the havoc they can wreak if not properly protected. Oct. 4 – Golf Day, Taco Day, Smile Day, Improve Your Office Day. Tacos improve just about any location. Oct. 5 – Card Making Day, Teachers Day. Do a good enough job and maybe you’ll get extra credit.

Oct. 6 – German-American Day, Come and Take It Day, Mad Hatter Day, Change A Light Day. Here’s your history lesson for the day. The phrase “come and take it” was boldly emblazoned on a flag fashioned by the Texas forces at the colony of Gonzalez during the Texas Revolution in 1835 as a response to a demand by the Mexican government to return a cannon given to the fort four years earlier. This material will be covered in the final exam. Oct. 7 – Frappe Day, Habitat Day. Two ends of the spectrum. The former encourages you to partake of a First World-indulgence, while the latter aims to build more of what occasionally is a Third-World scarcity. Oct. 8 – Tag Day, Face Your Fears Day. Bad day for those suffering from ollyollyoxenphobia.

Oct. 9 – Moldy Cheese Day, Bring Your Teddy Bear to

Work & School Day, Post Day, Emergency Nurses Day, Lief Erikson Day. We’re promoting Paddington to CSO: Chief Snuggling Officer. Oct. 10 – Angel Food Cake Day, Porridge Day. Shamelessly, we keep trying to solicit you for your unwanted baked goods. Maybe you forgot our address? (It’s 300 W. Second Ave.) Oct. 11 – It’s My Party Day, Coming Out Day, Egg Day. We’ll cry if we want to. Oct. 12 – Moment of Frustration Scream Day, Music Day. Go ahead and let out that rebel yell. Oct. 13 – English Language Day. And what a wonderfully uncomplicated language it is. Do yourself a favor and Google “Gallagher and English language.” Oct. 14 – Be Bald and Free Day, Dessert Day, Native American Day. Don’t be ashamed; just think of your great hairless compatriots: Andre Agassi, Sir Ben Kingsley, Dr. Phil, Elmer Fudd, even Britney Spears for a short while. Oct. 15 – White Cane Safety Day, Cake Decorating Day. Would be better if it were Cake Tasting Day. Oct. 16 – Dictionary Day, Hagfish Day, Boss’s Day. hag·fish, noun: any of a family (Myxinidae) of marine cyclostomes that are related to the lampreys and in general resemble eels but have a round mouth surrounded by barbels and that feed upon other fishes and invertebrates by boring into their bodies. (MerriamWebster) Oct. 17 – Wear Something Gaudy Day, Get Smart About Credit Day. If you don’t have something gaudy, don’t feel like you have to break the bank trying to find it. That wouldn’t be very smart. Oct. 18 – No Beard Day, Chocolate Cupcake Day. We can’t all be as follicly fortunate as the Fairfield football team ... Oct. 19 – Evaluate Your Life Day, Bridge Day, Sweet-

est Day. Originally billed as a day to give small gifts – such as candy or greeting cards – to the sick, elderly and orphaned, but also to friends and family, is the “Sweetest Day of the Year” a time of goodwill or a ploy to boost sales of those products? You decide. Oct. 20 – Brandied Fruit Day, Information Overload Day. The latter also could be called “Social Media Day.” Oct. 21 – Babbling Day, Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day, Reptile Awareness Day. With these last couple oddities – bizarre even by this series’ standards – you may begin to think we’re babbling. Oct. 22 – Nut Day, Caps Lock Day. SPICED ALMONDS ARE THE BEST!

Oct. 23 – Mole Day, iPod Day, TV Talk Show Host Day. I swear we didn’t know this existed: “Aug. 20 – Radio Day. Any bets on how much longer this will be celebrated? When’s iPod Day?” (The Bee, Aug. 1) Oct. 24 – Bologna Day, United Nations Day. Help Ban Ki-moon de-stress from all this Syria talk and ship him out a care package of Oscar Mayer’s best. Oct. 25 – Frankenstein Friday, Pasta Day, Punk For A Day Day, Sourest Day. The last one doesn’t appear to be related to its sickly sweet counterpart. Simply embrace your grumpy side. Oct. 26 – Mule Day, Make a Difference Day. They’ve sure made a difference to all those people needing to get down the Grand Canyon. Oct. 27 – Navy Day, Mother-in-Law Day. Go ahead and fill out those enlistment papers for her, she won’t mind. Oct. 28 – Plush Animal Lover’s Day. Admit it; you still have two or three Beanie Babies lying around somewhere. (Ha! He’s a Dachshund and his name is Frank!) Oct. 29 – Hermit Day, Internet Day. These days, we bet even hermits have the Internet. Oct. 30 – Candy Corn Day, Mischief Night, Create A Great Funeral Day. Create a great ... wait, what? Oct. 31 – Magic Day, Increase Your Pyschic Powers Day. See Oct. 23 entry.


Several area institutions again are participating in Smithsonian Magazine’s annual free Museum Day Live! promotion Saturday. More than 1,500 museums are taking part nationwide. Those in the central Kansas area are: ● Barton County Histori-

cal Society Museum & Village, Great Bend ● Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg ● Botanica, The Wichita Gardens ● Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum, El Dorado ● Coutts Museum of Art, El Dorado ● Fort Hays State Historic

Site, Hays ● Grassroots Art Center, Lucas ● Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson ● Lake Afton Public Observatory, Wichita ● Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, Chanute ● Strataca, the Kansas Un-

derground Salt Museum, Hutchinson ● Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita ● Wichita Art Museum Tickets – downloadable for free at – grant admission to the ticketholder plus a guest to all participating museums across the country.


DOC SEVERINSEN AND HIS BIG BAND WHERE: Fox Theatre, 18 E. First Ave. WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday COST: $50-$60 WEB:

GET OUT! SWING DANCE NIGHT WHERE: Metropolitan Coffee, 1329 E. 17th Ave. WHEN: 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. (beginner and intermediate lessons) and 8:15 to 9:45 p.m. (open floor) Sunday COST: Free WEB:







With the budget and resources of a local theater, Lisa Sack can’t promise the Family Community Theatre’s upcoming productions of “The Hobbit” will deliver visuals on the level of Peter Jackson’s blockbuster Hollywood trilogy. However, given her cast’s love for and devotion to the story, she can say with all certainty that the final product will be as lifelike and true to the original source material by J.R.R. Tolkien as they are capable of making it. “They are very much aficionados,” Sack said of the “Hobbit” devotees among the cast, many of whom were drawn to audition for the show specifically because of what it’s about. Matt Christian – playing the part of dwarf leader Thorin, who leads a displaced group of his kin on an epic journey to reclaim his home from the dragon Smaug (Bryce Calhoun) with the help of the wizard

Thorin, center, played by Matt Christian, and Bilbo Baggins, played by Aaron Schrag, converse after Thorin was rescued from the dragon Smaug’s dungeon by Bilbo, during a scene from “The Hobbit,” running today through Sunday. Photos by Lindsey Bauman/For The Bee

Gandalf (Larry Brownlee) and their unlikely companion, the timid hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Aaron Schrag) – estimated he has read “The Hobbit” about 20 times, including multiple read-throughs during the course of rehearsals. Prior to even learning his part, Christian also checked out other more in-depth reference books, including an annotated version of the original story for “Hobbit geeks,” making notations on the many

dwarves, elves and other characters in the book to map out how they’re related. “It was a labor of love,” Christian said. “I’ve loved Tolkien’s ‘Hobbit’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ for as long as I can remember. “This was a bucket list for me.” But it isn’t just historical accuracy that he’s contributed to the show. Christian, who has taken on multiple beard-friendly roles throughout the year, from Sherlock Holmes

to Jesus, won’t require costume facial hair to complete the look of his masculine character. “It’s real; you can pull on it,” he said, gesturing to his lengthy growth, which even includes a bit of braid work. Still, after tending to it for the past eight months, Christian is ready to make a change once the curtain falls on the final performance. “We’ve got clippers,” he said. “It won’t take long.” Sack also received help from two of her sons, including 13-year-old Tanner, who plays the dwarf Bombur. The brothers were sent through the Flag Theatre’s warehouse to identify items they felt would add to the overall look of the play. “They helped me create a vision for how things are supposed to look,” Sack said of her sons’ help. That was easier for prop and costume pieces than for special effects. Unlike in the movies, Sack is unable to make someone disappear, as is the case when Bilbo slips on the magical ring he finds during his ad-

IF YOU GO WHAT: “The Hobbit” WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Flag Theatre, 310 N. Main St. COST: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 60 and older, and $5 for children 2-12. Tickets are available at Hayes Sight & Sound, Sarah's Catholic Bookstore, Johnson Music Center and Bookends, online at and at the venue one hour before each show. Tickets purchased tonight are buy one, get one free.

venture. Instead, she said, “We have just trained our cast to not notice him, to look past him.” There is one part of the story that was intentionally changed, however: the ending. Refusing to elaborate further, Christian teased that the public will have to venture to the theater to see the surprise. “It’s much different than the book,” he said cryptically.

Webs encase the band of dwarfs as Bilbo Baggins, played by Schrag, works to lure their giant spider captors away, during a scene from the Family Community Theatre’s production of “The Hobbit.”

FYI Auditions for “White Christmas,” the next show in the Family Community Theatre’s 25th season, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, 211 E. Fifth Ave. Under the direction of Craig Williams, performances will be held Nov. 21-24 and Nov. 29-Dec. 1.






When Chris Botti makes a real connection with an audience, he can’t wait to return and play for them again. That’s the way the acclaimed, smooth jazz trumpeter felt about the concert he played in 2010 at the Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts. “It’s rare when we go to Kansas, but we really remembered this venue,” he said of himself and his handpicked group of jazz musicians and singers. “Getting to know audiences and being able to come back every couple of years, it’s something to be grateful for.”

Botti and his band will perform Saturday at Salina’s Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe. As with his first concert, Botti said he will bring along some of the greatest musicians in the world to perform with him. “That’s something I really work hard on,” he said. “I reinvest my money to ensure I have the best musicians in the world with me. That’s very important to me.” Musicians joining Botti on this leg of his tour are drummer Billy Kilson, bassist Richie Good, pianist Geoffrey Keezer, keyboardist Andy Ezrin, Brazilian guitarist Leonardo Amuedo and violinist Caroline Campbell. Lisa Fischer, Botti’s vocalist from his 2010 concert,


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IF YOU GO WHAT: Chris Botti WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe, Salina COST: $51-$77 will not be at this show. Fischer currently is touring as back-up singer for The Rolling Stones, as she has for years. She’s replaced in Botti’s concert by vocalist Sy Smith, whose smooth soprano is reminiscent of Diana Ross. Multiple No. 1 jazz albums Since the release of his 2004 album “When I Fall in Love,” Botti has become the top-selling American jazz instrumentalist. He’s had multiple No. 1 jazz albums and

won the Grammy award for Best Pop Instrumental Album earlier this year for his latest release, “Impressions.” In his three-decade career, the Portland, Ore., native has played backup to Frank Sinatra and drummer Buddy Rich, performed in Paul Simon’s band for his multicultural “Rhythm of the Saints” tour, and became good friends with rock legend Sting, with whom he both performed with and opened for in concert. “(Sting) was most responsible for breaking the sound of my trumpet through to the world,” Botti said. During his eclectic career, Botti also has performed and/or recorded with established musicians such as Michael Bublé, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, An-

drea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Joshua Bell, Yo Yo Ma and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. With his own band, Botti averages about 250 concerts a year worldwide. “Our trademark is to move around from classical to jazz to popular music, and do it all at a very high level,” Botti said.

Romantic and cinematic Botti’s newest album, “Impressions,” offered him the chance to record what he called “a big, glossy sophisticated, romantic, cinematic record” with such diverse artists as classical singer Andrea Bocelli, rock guitarist/singer Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits, country music superstar Vince Gill and jazz keyboard virtuoso Herbie Hancock. Songs included on the al-

bum include new interpretations of the standards “What a Wonderful World,” “Over the Rainbow” and “Summertime.” “I was fortunate to have a record company that allowed me to do this on an unlimited budget,” Botti said. “I sell a lot of concert tickets, but I don’t really have a hit. I just surround myself with great musicians.” Connecting with audience Botti believes that making a strong connection with the audience is just as important as the musicianship on stage. “Some bands just play one song after the other, playing to the audience but not involving them,” he said. “I’m like Sinatra. I like to interact with the audience the oldschool way.”



Tonight the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is encouraging fans to embrace their inner geek. The “Big Bang Theory” premiere party will have pizza, a trivia contest and door prizes. Attendees are also encouraged to dress as their favorite character from the hit CBS show for the chance to win a prize. The hour-long premiere will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Carey Digital Dome Theater.

WHAT: “Big Bang Theory” premiere party WHEN: Starts at 6 p.m. today COST: $12 includes admission for one and slice of pizza MORE INFO: Admission to the party is $12, which includes a slice of pizza. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (620) 665-9312 or (800) 387-0330, exten-

sion 312. The concession stand will sell Bazinga Snack Packs for $3.75 – a Chinese takeout box with popcorn, a small pack of Red Vines, a fortune cookie and a can of Mountain Dew or another available soda. The Cosmosphere has worked with the crew at the “Big Bang Theory” to send its character Howard Wolowitz to Space. In 2012, producers asked for assistance in constructing a Soyuz capsule for the scenes. The Cosmosphere was listed in the episode’s credits.


Kingman author to sign books at Dillons Marketplace Award-winning Kansas author Kim Vogel Sawyer will sign copies of her latest novel, “What Once Was Lost,” at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dillons Marketplace, 3200 Plaza East Drive. Released last week, it is the story of Christina Willems, who seeks to follow in her deceased father’s footsteps of serving the community by

caring for displaced individuals at the Brambleville Asylum for the Poor. But she is forced to quickly find new shelter for her beloved group after a devastating fire breaks out in the kitchen, leaving the house inhabitable and its residents homeless. The book, which was released last week, “chronicles one woman’s journey of faith through the life-changes associated with walking through grief and starting over,” according to a news release by publisher WaterBrook Multnomah, a division of Random House. Sawyer lives in Kingman, where she runs The King's Inn bed and breakfast with her husband, Don.

Runners, walkers, bicyclers welcome at ‘trailgate’party Hutchinson is celebrating its newest trail with a trailgate party. The party will start at 9:30 a.m. at the trailhead by the new Dillons Marketplace location, 30th Avenue and Waldron Street. Pick up a punch card and walk, bike and run to different stations on the trail. There will be healthy fruits to sample at all stations, along with water. Those who make it to all stations by noon will be entered in a drawing for a new bicycle, courtesy of the Recreate for Life Foundation, according to a release. The trailgate party is free. Bicyclists may come early for the Saturday cycle. The tour will leave from Dillons Marketplace trailhead at 8 a.m.

Riders may go at their own pace. The trip around the entire trail is about 20 miles, but riders may add or cut distance. Riders should wear a helmet and bring a bottle of water.

Celts set to invade McPherson during 20th annual festival McPHERSON – Come celebrate 20 years of tartan. Lakeside Park again will host the McPherson Scottish Festival this weekend, offering a slew of family-oriented activities honoring the traditions and history of Scotland, Ireland and other Celtic lands. While the meat of the schedule will play out over Saturday and Sunday, events begin Friday with an afternoon presentation about Scotland, an evening gathering of Scottish clans and a free showing of Disney’s animated feature “Brave” at the park band shell. To register for the presentation, led by Tom Schmiedeler, professor of geography at Washburn University in Topeka, call (877) 404-5823 or visit Admission is $10. The next two days are packed with a wide variety of music, dance, athletics and educational activities, including sheep-herding demonstrations, falcons and raptors, Highland cattle, Clydesdales and a display of British cars. Traditional Scottish foods also will be available. Navan, Clandestine, and Cady Finlayson & Vita Tanga are the headliners of an indoor concert at 7:30 p.m. Sat-

urday that is preceded by a 6 p.m. buffet dinner. Gates open at 9 a.m. each day. For more information or to see a full schedule, visit

Buhler to be singing ‘Happy Birthday’this weekend BUHLER – Buhler’s annual festival is celebrating the town’s 125th birthday. The theme for Buhler Frolic is “Happy 125th Birthday, Buhler.” The double parade will honor it at 11 a.m. Saturday, and there will be a cake contest – entries due at 1 p.m. Saturday. Some cakes could be tall. They must begin with a 9inch-by-13-inch base, but decorators can make them as high as they want. Come for the judging because the cakes will be served to the public during the birthday celebration. The birthday party is at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Prairie Bank of Kansas. Grillers will be busy during the second-annual barbecue cook-off. The entry fee of $30 includes pork shoulder, chicken, brisket and openclass ribs. Awards for the cake, barbecue cook-off and the raffle will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Before all of the goodies, join in the Buhler Frolic races. A 5K starts at 8 a.m., while the one-mile is at 8:45 a.m. Registration for the races is at 7 a.m. For more information on the Buhler Frolic, visit its Facebook page. – From staff reports



GRAMMY WINNER EMMANUEL HEADED TO STIEFEL BY GARY DEMUTH Special to The Bee Tommy Emmanuel doesn't read music, but Glen Stroer said he's probably the best natural guitar player he's ever seen. Emmanuel, a two-time Grammy award winner from Australia, has a unique style of guitar playing known as "finger style." It has been likened to the way a pianist plays piano, using all 10 fingers. When he's not playing with a full band, Emmanuel can play melody, rhythm, bass and drum parts on just one guitar. Stroer, an acoustic guitarist who lives in Salina, saw Emmanuel perform last year in Wichita and once attended a guitar demonstration/workshop with Emmanuel at a National Guitar Workshop event in Connecticut. "You just watch him in amazement," Stroer said. "When he was born, the doctor probably said he's 9 pounds, healthy, and you should hear him play the guitar." Emmanuel will perform today at Salina’s Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts, 151 S. Santa Fe. First guitar at age 6 Born into a musical family,

IF YOU GO WHAT: Tommy Emmanuel WHEN: 8 p.m. today WHERE: Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe, Salina COST: $30 Emmanuel got his first guitar at age 4 and learned to play by ear with no formal instruction. By age 6, he already was working as a professional musician in the family band, playing rhythm guitar. As a young child, Emmanuel heard the guitar playing of country music legend Chet Atkins for the first time. He was riveted by the complexity of Atkins' finger picking guitar playing. After writing Atkins a letter, the country star became a mentor to Emmanuel and his primary influence as a guitar player. By the 1970s, Emmanuel was playing guitar in clubs throughout Sydney, Australia, and was in high demand as a session player and sideman. He played on recordings by popular bands such as Air Supply and Men at Work, as well as thousands of commercial jingles. Went solo in 1988 After performing with

Dragon, one of the 1980s biggest Australian rock bands, Emmanuel launched his solo career in 1988 with the album "Up from Down Under." Since then, he has released 20 albums of solos, duets, ensembles, cover tunes, original music and Christmas classics, as well as six live performance DVDs and several guitar instructional videos. He also has appeared numerous times on PBS specials. Emmanuel and his brother Phil drew raves for their performance at the closing ceremonies of the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. Em-

manuel also has performed at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield. About 300 shows a year At age 54, Emmanuel still plays about 300 concerts a year and often gives master classes on the road. The Knoxville News Sentinel, describing one of Emmanuel's live performances, wrote: "he is a marvel of speed, inventiveness and showmanship." That's a sentiment Stroer wholeheartedly agrees with. "With the finger-style approach he has, he gets crazy, amazing sounds," he said.



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AGRONOMY BILLING AND INVENTORY CLERK NEEDED at Central Kansas Cooperative. Responsible for invoicing, inventory and other in house duties at our agronomy location at Sterling. Qualifications include accounting and computer skills, must be detailed oriented. Contact Dion Yost, Farmers Coop Union, 225 South Broadway, Sterling, KS 67579, 620-278-2470 Come grow with US! Seeking good team player, for full time work in AG industry. Painting and/or concrete experience a plus. Must be willing to work out of town, able to work with heights and confined spaces.Contact Tim 620-708-8138. New Beginnings seeks part time housing specialist. Apply 100 E. 2nd Hutchinson, KS.

Full-time position in a high volume accounting department for an accounting clerk. Associates Degree in Business preferred. Accounting and office experience is a must. Applicant must be a self-starter with attention to detail. This position will focus on A/R, payroll, insurance tracking, contract and subcontract accounting but also handles a wide variety of other general accounting and office duties. Computer experience is required. Benefits include medical/dental/life insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, paid holidays and vacation. Physical examination/drug/alcohol screen required.

APAC-Kansas, Inc. Shears Division Hutchinson, KS Apply online at: Requisition #46413 Equal Opportunity Employer

CLASSIFIED Help Wanted 120 All employment advertisements in this newspaper are subject to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, which makes it illegal to advertise “indicating any preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination, based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin,” except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification for employment. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising which is in violation of the law. Amendments, effective March 12, 1969, added ‘’handicap’’ and ‘’familial’’ status to discrimination categories.

AnswerLink, is expanding and now taking 1st time applicants only for FT customer service representatives. This is a 2nd shift position, and does include weekends and holidays. We are seeking a reliable candidate with strong written and verbal communication skills. High school diploma or equivalent required, receptionist experience preferred. Please email your resume to: or fax to (620)665-7328 Licensed HVAC Tech w/Mechanical Block. Apply @ Jim’s Plumbing & Heating, 210 Mulberry, McPherson or call 620-241-3633


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Help Wanted 120 CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE LINCARE, leading national respiratory company seeks friendly, attentive, Customer Service Representative. Phone skills that provide warm customer interactions a must. Maintain patient files, process doctors’ orders, manage computer data and filing. Drug-free workplace. Email Resumes to: or fax to: Heather, 620-663-1288 EOE

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Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws: Prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Also employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. I AM looking for a highly motivated individual with good communication skills. He/She must be a self-starter with a positive attitude. First year income $35k plus, with unlimited upward mobility. You will be trained in all areas of my insurance business. 620-664-4628 or 620-665-1490 for

Carriage Crossing Restaurant is taking applications for the following positions: w Waitstaff - Evenings full or part time $2.35 plus tips

w Host - Daytime full time. $7.75 start

w Dishwasher - Evenings part time. $7.25 start Benefits include: Competitive pay rate, set schedule, one week paid vacation, free meals, closed on Sunday.

an interview.

Experienced short order cook for onsite Cafe • Good starting wages and great hours • Must be able to multitask • Some computer knowledge helpful but can train • Great opportunity for interaction with our residents Look for application online or at facility 400 S. Buhler Rd, Buhler

Apply in person at Carriage Crossing Restaurant in Yoder, KS, K-96 & Yoder Rd. or online at E.O.E.

Social Service Designee/Administrative Assistant for nursing home. Competitive pay, great benefits. Contact Scott at Leisure Homestead in St. John at (620)549-3541

Family looking for a housekeeper/helper, 3-5 days during the week, starting @ 7:30am, approximately 15 hours/week. Call, 620-899-8231

STATE DISTRICT MANAGER THE HUTCHINSON NEWS Full-time salaried position is responsible for maintaining our carrier force and customer base in Western Kansas. Ideal candidate would be located in Pratt, Great Bend, Dodge City, or Kinsley. Skills/Requirements: — Ability to use Microsoft Word & Excel proficiently — Previous managerial experience — Flexibility to work on call including nights & weekends — Strong customer service skills — Strong work ethic & reliablity MUST HAVE A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE We offer a full-benefit package and competive salary. Submit resume to:

LOAN OFFICER (Senior Level) American AgCredit a progressive agricultural lender seeks an experienced detail oriented senior level Loan Officers for our Hutchinson and Salina offices to manage assigned commercial and mortgage loan portfolio. BA/BS, minimum 8 yrs experience in banking or ag related business required. Excellent benefits and salary packages. Send resume & cover letter to AA/EOE/M/F.

Logistics Coordinator The Kanza Coop is hiring an experienced Truck Dispatcher/Logistics Coordinator at our Iuka location. This full time position offers excellent pay with paid health, dental, vision and life insurance. We also offer a retirement plan and a 401(k) option. We compensate for vacation,sick leave and holidays. A CDL would be preferred. Interested parties should email or complete an application online at

OPPORTUNITIES: ŸPainting/Remodeling Ÿ Maintenance/Repairs Must have transportation. Rane Management 14 East 2nd, Hutchinson

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We are looking for MANAGERS for All 4 Hutchinson Locations Pay range $8.50-$11.25 per hour, Bonus program, Training program, Advancement opportunity, Paid health insurance, 5 day work week, vacation, uniform, and break meal. Apply at any local McDonald’s Restaurant or online at MTA is currently looking for a Collections Manager & Collectors with collection experience. Currently PMTA has part & full time hourly positions available. MTA offers health insurance, commissions, PTO & competitive hours. FDCPA training, General Computer and Phone Skills needed. Apply Online At: or in person at 335 N. Washington, Suite 260, Hutchinson.

OUTPATIENT CODER/MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST Full-time M-F, 8a-4p. Excellent benefits. Detail-oriented person to perform analyzing, scanning, abstracting, coding, daily transcription. 60 wpm minimum. MS Office experience. Must communicate effectively with physicians. Prefer RHIT. Apply at Ellinwood District Hospital 605 N. Main, Ellinwood KS or at our website: www.ellinwooddistricthospital.o rg. EOE

Help Wanted 120 PRAIRIE DUNES COUNTRY CLUB Servers (18yrs min) Bev Cart (21yrs min) Cooks Experience preferred. Flexible hours and nights and weekends. Apply in person, Tuesday – Friday 9am-4pm. 4812 East 30th Hutchinson. No phone calls Closed on Mondays. Reno County Education Cooperative is accepting applications for special education paraeducators in Reno county schools. RCEC offers competitive salary and health benefits. 2500 East 30th, Hutchinson, KS, 620-663-7178, Seeking staff accountant: A staff accountant will have the opportunity to work on a variety of different assignments, including individual and corporate tax preparation and governmental, commercial, and NFP auditing engagements. Prefer CPA or individual that has met the requirements to sit for the CPA exam. Send resume to Kennedy McKee & Company LLP, PO Box 1477, Dodge City, KS 67801 or email to Straub International at our South Hutchinson and Wichita Store is Hiring Full-Time Experienced Service Technicians to Work on Case Agriculture Equipment. Excellent Pay & Benefits. Apply in Person. 1100 Wilbeck Dr. South Hutchinson, KS 3200 West May St. Wichita, KS



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Pets Lost


LOST: 2 Female Black Labs, very friendly. 3 year old misses them very much. Lost in area of 30th and Dillon Nature Center. Call 785-493-5504, Hutchinson.

Certified: Duster, Everest, Iba, Southwind, Overley. James Harris- Langdon 620-596-2363 Neufeldt Seed Farms •Everest •1863 •Southwind •T158 •Seed Treating Available 620-747-0404 or 620-728-8337



Looking for 2014 grass pasture for cow calf pairs, 620-285-5323

Game Leases



Farm Equipment



5’ x 10’, ATV’s, 16 ‘ Utility, 18’ Car hauler, 20’ 7K Car hauler, 25’ 7K and 25’ Dually tandem & Enclosed. FTS Trailer Sales 124 N. Main, South Hutch 620-474-1001 Equipment, Utility, & Enclosed Trailers of different sizes. Doolitle-made in Missouri, Look at 2021 E. 4th or call 663-6150 for information




2003 Ford F150, super crew cab XLT, 4x4, 5.7 v8, 4x4 FX4 off road package, towing package, aluminum/alloy wheels, automatic, bedliner, power windows & locks, keyless entry, alarm system, cd, cruise, 100K, $11,500 OBO 620-474-2366


1995 Dutchman, 27 1/2 5th wheel, 14’ single slide, excellent condition, always shedded, $5500 firm 620-662-7546


Buying and Hauling running or not autos, trucks, and tractors. in any condition. Best Prices Paid!! 620-665-4040

4 X 5 flexking undercutter $1,000.00 620-793-2135 1969 Ford 8000 Tractor CAB, AC, Koyker 500 Loader Good Shape and Good Rubber $6500.00 785-398-2480 or 785-731-5451 30’ pickup reel, complete set of new fingers for R Series gleaner, $1750 785-731-6032 GRAVITY WAGONS 250-350 size. From $1850 and up. 316-253-5441 Nice shedded 8 row Ray-Mac, on 1010 case header, 620-727-0834 saddle tanks for two wheel tractor brackets and hoses included $1,000.00 620-793-2135

Farm Services


Build pasture fences, clear pastures, custom brush mowing, Veteran Owned & Operated, Fischer Bobcat Service, 620-770-9280

Domestic Auto


1974 Ford Rachero 500, 107K actual, 302 V8, ac, no rust, clean, $5250, 316-640-3921 2004 Chrysler 300M, V6, 4dr, leather seats, chrome wheels, good condition, 74k, $4500, 620-532-2068

2011 Camaro, like brand new, black interior & red exterior, only 8000 miles, loaded, RS package, V6, 6 speed, standard, power windows/locks, cd, Buy today for $17,900. See at: 125 S. Main, South Hutch. 620-664-5876



batteries & scrapmetal,

Services. All Crops, Call 620-960-8250.


Harley’s Fencing Pasture Clearing and Fencing Supplies, YODER FENCE 620-465-3446 YODER SEED CLEANING easy set-up at your location, certified & insured 620-694-9111


Yamaha Motorcycle, ATV, & Dirt Bike sale, Great Deals & Financing, 620-327-5001


2 Dueler A/T, 265/65/18, 3/4 tread, $263 new, asking $75 OBO, 620-663-5004

2011 VW Jetta, 4dr, 2.5L, 5 cylinder, 38k, leather seats, good gas mileage, very good condition, $9800 620-532-6450 For vehicles, running or not,

FALL HARVESTING Milo & Soybeans, Inman, KS, Cell #620-694-9610 or Home #620-489-6450



CREW AVAILABLE for Roughing &

ENSZ Harvesting, All fall crops wanted. JD Equipment. 620-960-3863 or 712-370-1348

2011 Tracer Ultra Lite by Prime Time, Model 195 Micro, 22’ self contained, never used, many extras, mini van towable, 620-669-9350



Buying and Hauling running or not autos, trucks, and tractors. in any condition. Best Prices Paid!! 620-665-4040



2012 Ford Escape XLT, 2.5L engine, 6 speed auto transmission, 15K, $19,999, 620-663-7754

Domestic Trucks


1989 Chevy 1 Ton Dually, flatbed, 454, 4 speed, 620-497-6905

Apartments - Furn. 820 ALL RENTAL or real estate property advertisements in this newspaper are subject to The Federal Housing Act of 1968, as amended, which makes it illegal to advertise any ‘’preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an intention to make any discrimination.’’ This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising which is in violation of the law. Amendments, effective March 12, 1989, added ‘handicap’ and ‘familial’ status to discrimination categories. In Pretty Prairie, 1 bedroom, attached garage, bills paid, 620-459-6692

Apartments - Unfurn. 821 829 E 1st Ave, Apt C, One bedroom, Appliances, NO PETS, Utilities paid, $410/$300. 620-664-1327 908 E 17th apartments, 2 bedrooms $400 to $450, Water/Trash Paid, 620-664-5358 or 200-7785

HUTCHBEE.COM PAGE 17 Apartments - Unfurn. 821 East 24th: Two bedrooms, appliances, hookups, parking, some bills paid. $465. 620-474-2155

1017 N Main, #7, large 2 bedroom, No Pets, water paid, $380/300 620-474-0369


t315 W 10th $355, & 816 N Jefferson $330 (1bedrooms) & t618 E Ave A, $400, 2 bedrooms, 620-663-8906

New Wood Floors, 1409A E 27th, Townhouse, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, garage, water paid, No Pets, $575/300, 620-474-4247

Apartments - Unfurn. 821 ROYAL APARTMENTS One half month free rent with 12 month lease. One and two bedrooms available. Remodeled, clean, new appliances, spacious. LEASE-DEPOSITNO PETS

¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Pool, Storm Shelter Balcony. 326 East 1st, Suite D 669-5008, After Hours669-7777/ 669-7070

To place an ad in the Business and Service Directory... Call The Hutchinson News at 694-5704 or Toll Free 1-800-766-5704


Apartments - Unfurn. 821 STUDIO 1 & 2 BEDROOMS $350 TO $450 YOU PAY ELECTRIC ADA UNIT Available Soon 620-200-2311




Duplexes 822 2406(A) N Severance: 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, garage. No pets/smoking. $650/$650. 620-960-3624 600A W. 36th 2+ bedroom, 2 bath, Large basement, garage, pets OK, lawncare included. $950/$750 620-860-0195

- For Rent or For Sale New 2 bedroom, 2 bath, All brick 2 car garage Duplex On W-29th, $1100.00 mo. Yard care included Available Immediately Call 620 663-9539 ext. 209

Homes - Unfurn.

900 E. 24th 2+ bedroom, 1 bath, Basement, new flooring, garage, no smoking, pets OK. $675/$675 620-860-0195

101 Hudson, Inman: 2 bedroom, with attached garage, $475/$250. 785-456-4672

1701 Coventry Court, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace, 2 car garage, $900/month, $900 deposit, lawn maintenance provided. No pets/smoking. 663-6626 or 960-1489

1217 N Washington, 2 bedroom, central heat/air, $425/425, 620-474-0745 2600 E 30th, 3+ bedrooms, large yard, fresh paint, large 2 car garage, $925/800, 620-474-0369

1002(A) E. 23rd, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, basement, no pets, $700/$700. 620-960-3624

BUHLER: 311 S Wall, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, basement, $500/$500 Call 620-664-7221


3 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 car garage, 128 W 18th, $600/600 call Marci 620-669-9096

Homes - Unfurn. 831 In Pretty Prairie, Nice 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage + carport, fenced, new central h/a, $600 +deposit, 620-459-6692 STERLING, 2 bedrooms, large dinning/livingroom, & bedrooms, $400/$400, references, 620-200-3996

Storage for Rent

Offices For Rent



Office and shop. For rent or for sale, 3106 S Broadacres Rd. 620-921-5586

Profession office space For Rent, 1200 sq ft, Call 620-669-8000


6,000sq.ft. Warehouse with office and overhead doors. $600/month. 620-664-1916 Shop, Warehouse, 40x100, 309-S-Washington $450.00 month 620-6639539 ext 209

Offices For Rent


2 small office spaces, $200 or $300 a month, 620-694-9036 112 N Poplar, 1100 Sq. Ft., water & trash paid, $450 mon., Call R.E.I.B, Inc @ 662-0583


900 725 E Sherman, Duplex with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, upper unit is also 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, Newly renovated, $65,000, 620-899-4410





Duplex for sale, 811 Old Farm Estates, 1 unit, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 unit, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Full basement half finished, single car garages, UGS, great condition & location, $166,000. 620-546-3694 or 620-546-4599


(many more to choose from) Ask your Classified Advisor for details. 694-5704 800-766-5704 uvuvuvuvu



423 N Plum, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 car garage, vinyl siding & windows, new carpet & paint, storage galore! $45,000, No Land Contracts, 620-200-4743

Fair Housing Act Sale and Rental of Housing: No one may take any of the following actions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap.



Hutchinson KS, 4miles north of 30th ave, very large lot with all utilities owner finance with zero down and zero interest only $150.00 month for only 60months call 620-532-1093


Garage Sales


Garage Sales


1507 Linda Lane: Fri., Sept 27th 9am-7pm MULTI FAMILY SALE Toys, furniture, movies, books, home decor, electric wheelchair, misc

312 N. Town: September 28, 8am- 4pm HUGE LIVING ESTATE SALE Life time accumulation of furniture, household, and collectables. Including mid century modern, Craftsman riding lawn mower, vintage photograph equipment and cameras. Too much to list. Everything priced to move. Walk through and buy.

1913 N Main: Saturday 9/28 8am-? GARAGE SALE Toys, games, women’s clothing, shoes, miter saw, extension ladder, portable washer/dryer unit, misc household items

330 E 8th: In the alley, Friday 8am-?, Saturday 9am-1pm, Desks, golf clubs, craft patterns, holiday items, tools, canning jars, & Much Misc.

2802 N Lorraine Street: Unit #539, Saturday, 8am to 12 Noon, Tools, quilt frames, headboard, bedding, exerciser, etc

1224 E 6th: Saturday 8am-1pm, 3 Family Sale, Baby items, infant-5T clothing, household, Homemade Jams, Sz. 7-11 ladies clothes, crafts, & MISC

4101 Spyglass Drive: Friday 7am-1pm, Large Craftsman tool chest, 2 20” tires, Unilift, exercise equipment, tile saw, power tools, 7000 watt generator, furniture

1412 West 14th: Saturday 7:30am-1pm, Three Family. Furniture, books, Boyds bears, purses, beauty items, electronics, quilting patterns, slide projector, and carousels, lawn

807-A Old Farm Estates: Friday 4pm-7pm Saturday 9am-3pm hose reel/hose, chaise lounge, flower pots, books, toys, baby items, clothes, bar & stool, misc

mower, bicycle, holiday items.


Garage Sales


Estate Sale of VAN STURGEON FRIDAY, September 27 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. 3318 Nutmeg Lane Hutchinson 2011 Dodge Ram ST 1500 Quad Cab w/Topper; 2008 Honda 1800 GoldWing Touring Trike; 1992 Chevrolet G20 Conversion Van; 2007 Diamo Torino 150 Scooter; Karavan Trailer w/Ramp; 55” Vizio Flat Screen TV; Whirlpool S/S Refrigerator; Lift Chair; Leather Recliner; Older Kenmore Washer/Dryer; Full Memory Foam M/B; Dixon ZTR Riding Mower with Bagger; Toro Recycler Lawnmower; Craftsman Snow Thrower; Troy Bilt Edger; Sears Air Compressor; Truck Tool Box; Large Dog Run Fencing; Ward’s Safe; Ladders; New & Like New Hand & Power Tools and Related Items! Several Firearms; Other Furniture & Household Items! Items in This Sale are in Extremely Great Shape! Most in Like New Condition!!! You Do Not Want To Miss This Sale! This Unique Home is Full! Ad Costs Prohibit Listing Everything! Visit Our Web Site for Full Listing & Photo’s! COW CREEK ESTATE SERVICES 620-727-4555





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