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The Iola Register


State poet launches project Welcome to National Poetry Month. We’re excited to debut the Poet Laureate project and to invite you to be a part of it, both as reader and as writer. HomeWords will be a weekly column, syndicated in newspapers around our great state. Our column explores the concept of “home” — a longheld Kansas value — from micro to macro: from the mobile home of the body, to the room or house we live in, to the land that anchors us, to the sky that envelops it all. To explore these big themes, we’ll use a very little poem. The American Cinquain is just five lines long, each line having — in order — 2, 4, 6, 8, and 2 syllables. It’s a simple, dynamic form

Wyatt Townley Kansas Poet Laureate that both beginners and longtime poets can write successfully. The first imaginative cinquain below comes to us from Jo McDougall of Leawood. I like how she approaches the body as geography, then finishes with a little geometry. I’ve changed into a map of Kansas, life’s contours following roads and fields the wind has squared.

Jo McDougall, a native of DeWitt, Ark., has lived in Kansas — with some interruptions — for over 20 years, and published a memoir and five Jo McDougal books of poetry. Poets and poets-to-be of all ages from Kansas are invited to submit to HomeWords. For guidelines, visit The Kansas Humanities Council is a nonprofit organization that supports community-based cultural programs and encourages Kansans to engage in the civic and cultural life of their communities.

Food, housing up for March By RICARDO LOPEZ Los Angeles Times

March, a measurement that shows average price changes in goods and services purchased by Americans. In the past 12 months, overall core inflation — excluding the volatile food and energy indexes — rose 1.7 percent. Recent drought and other extreme weather patterns have driven up the price of beef to all-time highs and that was reflected in the government’s food index, which rose 0.4 percent in March, following an identical increase the month before. The index showed much steeper increases in certain food categories. The index for poultry, meats and eggs, for instance, showed a second consecutive increase of 1.2 percent last month. The energy index, which includes gas pric-

Food and housing costs rose sharply in March, but overall inflation remained low, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. The federal government’s consumer price index rose 0.2 percent in

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Thursday-Forensics Night at Crest, 6 p.m.; Wednesday-FFA to Paola.

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es, declined in March, falling 0.1 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said. The rental index showed an uptick of 0.3 percent in March, signaling higher rent prices. In the past 12 months, the shelter index has increased 2.7 percent.

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wide brush cleanup is Monday. If you need help in getting limbs from your street to the dump, phone 620-8523530 and they will try to assist you. Arts and Crafts Fair

some leaders to walk children from station to station. This year’s theme is “Workshop of Wonders, Imagine and Build with God.” The date is June 16-20, begins at 8:30 a.m. and dismisses at 11:30 daily.


Working Wonders CWC was called to order by President Danelle McGhee April 9 with eight present. Genna Gallaher served refreshments. Roll call was answered with a “Spring Cleaning Task”. Bev Wittmer presented devotions and read the story, “Father, I Wanted a Car Not a Bible.” Julia Martin is the speaker and will sing at the May 5 Spring Banquet. Graduates this year are Jacob Riebel and Kadyn Utley. The summer picnic was set for Father’s Day, June 15 at 5 p.m. at the city park. A wedding shower for Dustin Smart and Rochelle McGhee is May 17 at 7 p.m.

Pastor Mark McCoy presented the sermon “The Storychapter 26-The Hour of Darkness,”at Sunday’s service at the Christian Church. Spring Banquet May 5 at 6 p.m. at City Hall community room. All women are invited. Bring a salad and a guest; wedding shower for Dustin Smart and Rochelle McGhee. Scripture presented at the United Methodist Church Palm Sunday was Psalm 118:1,2,19-29 and Matthew 21:1-11. Pastor Dorothy Welch presented the sermon “Cheers, Jeers, and Tears.”

Easter Egg Hunt

The next VBS meeting is at 2 p.m. April 27 . at the Methodist Church. Needed are a pre-school teacher and

Brush cleanup

Vacation Bible School


The annual Easter Egg Hunt begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Colony ball park for children up through 5th grade. FCCLA is hosting. Sponsors are Garnett State Savings Bank, Colony Branch and Colony Lions Club. In the event of bad weather, the event will be held at the Crest school auditorium. Last day of the city-

The 11th annual Arts and Crafts fair will be from 8:30 3 p.m. April 27 at the Lone Elm community building. An assortment of items are for sale – embroidery, quilts, aprons, tea towels, wood ornaments, yard accessories, fruit and vegetable plants, purses, children’s clothing and more. Proceeds go to the upkeep of the community building. Homemade pies will be sold. Seekers Not Slackers 4-H Club will serve breakfast and lunch. Phone Mrs. Tim Moody 620-439-5528 if you have questions. Crest High

Three Crest students will compete in the state music competition April 26 at Stuckey Middle School in Wichita. At the regional music competition held at Allen Community College, Brandon Braillier, Ivan Godderz and Laurel Godderz each received the best rating of “I” earning them the right to compete in the state competion. Around town

Doris Moore observed her 96th birthday April 9. She moved that day to Guest Home Estates VII, 806 W. 4th St., Room 106, Garnett, KS 66032. Doris and her husband, Earl, who passed away in 1997, moved to Colony in 1966. He taught at Crest and she gave piano lessons from her home until they retired.

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Kansas to mandate autism health coverage

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to sign legislation that will require health insurance plans to provide coverage for some services for children with autism, starting next year. Brownback scheduled

a Wednesday morning signing ceremony at the satellite University of Kansas campus in Overland Park. Local legislators and parents have been vocal supporters of efforts to ensure that health plans cover the diagnosis and treatment of autism in young children. The bill would require group health plans for companies with 51 or

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2 Oklahomans die in Kansas Turnpike accident

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two women from Oklahoma died when their car collided with a pickup truck driven by a man going the wrong way on the Kansas Turnpike. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the accident occurred Tuesday night

on Interstate 35 in Wichita. The patrol says the driver, 65-year-old Donald Fifer of Haysville, was driving south in the northbound lanes when his truck hit a vehicle head-on, struck a guardrail and overturned before starting on fire. He was hospitalized in Wichita. The driver of the second vehicle, 38-yearold Lori Uchiyama, of Blackwell, Okla., and her passenger, 33-yearold Elizabeth Goodno, of Ponca City, Okla., were killed. Investigators are trying to determine why Fifer was driving the wrong way. The accident closed the turnpike for several hours.


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Mountain Oyster Feed Fundraiser Saturday, April 19 • 6-8 p.m . All proceeds will be used towards July 4 Community Fireworks Display Additional meats available: chicken fried steak or chicken fried chicken

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