It’s strictly a personal observation, but it seems to the casual observer that farmers and ranchers are fiercely independent, self-sufficient people who are extraordinarily adept at a broad and varied range of skills and abilities. However, agreeing on the best way to address an issue is not one of them. As a farmer once said, “Put twenty farmers in a room with a problem to solve and you’ll get twenty different ways to do it.” Autonomy is both a farmer’s greatest strength and his (or her) greatest weakness.
A friendly wave, and a “Hi, How are you?” This is the greeting as I enter the front doors of Prairie Pines and make my way down the hall to see my dad. What a friendly, inviting and warm atmosphere. It can be very traumatic when a family member moves from their home to a new home. There is the fear of losing independence I’ve seen this first hand and Prairie Pines could not be any more accommodating and understanding.
As the date for the 2018 general election draws near, officials with the Kiowa County’s Republican and Democratic parties are working together to sponsor a candidates’ forum, which is scheduled to be held on October 4th at 6:30pm in the Plains Theater on Maine Street in Eads.
Last May, the Kiowa County Independent reported that Bartlett Grain Company and Bartlett Milling Company were planning a merger with Savage Companies to form a new entity named Savage Enterprises. Once the merger was complete, Savage Enterprises would be comprised of two of the largest independent companies in their respective fields in the nation.