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The Thread Barons Will Take the Plains Theater Stage on Saturday

Threadbarons Live
The Kiowa County Farm Bureau is presenting a benefit concert on Saturday, October 20th at the Plains Theater in Eads, Colorado with a special concert performance by The ThreadBarons, a band out of Denver.  In addition to the concert, a street party will take place on Maine Street in front of the Plains Theater.  The beer garden, Mexican food, Barbeque food, and a cornhole tournament will all begin at 4:00 pm.  The concert begins in the Plains Theater at 7:00 pm

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BIG IDEAS in Small Towns: Idea #3

3D Printing

The Independent is dedicated to the continued progress made in small towns across our region. We thought it might be helpful to describe assets a community must have in order to thrive and even grow. According to a well-known rural development model known as Ogallala Commons located in Nebraska, all communities have 12 key assets present; however, some communities develop these assets to a richer degree than others. Obviously, the more the following assets are present in a community, the more the community is thriving: Education, Health, Leisure & Recreation, History, Sense of Place, Water Cycle, Arts & Culture, Wildlife & the Natural World, Soil & Mineral Cycle, Foodshed, Renewable Energy, and Spirituality.

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A Radio Ad Confirmed to Local Author It Was Time To Publish

Lifted Up by Ashley Gooden

Sometimes it’s the smallest most unexpected moments that set us on a path we had not considered or thought possible. That’s what happened to Ashley Gooden, a local young mother who, along with her husband Kenan, are raising three active little boys within a Christian household.

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Big Ideas in Small Towns: Part I

The Independent is dedicated to the continued progress made in small towns across our region. We thought it might be helpful to describe assets a community must have in order to thrive and even grow. According to a well-known rural development model known as Ogallala Commons located in Nebraska, all communities have 12 key assets present; however, some communities develop these assets to a richer degree than others. Obviously, the more the following assets are present in a community, the more the community is thriving: Education, Health, Leisure & Recreation, History, Sense of Place, Water Cycle, Arts & Culture, Wildlife & the Natural World, Soil & Mineral Cycle, Foodshed, Renewable Energy, and Spirituality.

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Long Time Gone and the Grand Duke

Long Time Gone and the Grad Duke

Recently, one of the readers of the Independent suggested a story he thought other readers might enjoy. It took place in 1872 and involved a group of individuals whose names are so well-known that the story itself sounds like something more likely to be found in a dime store novel than a history book of the time.

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