Day to Day with Doris September 27, 2017

| Doris Lessenden | Day-to-Day With Doris
“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together and running over. For with the same measure shall others give to you.

Long Time Gone - Marvin Hasser's "The Great Escape"

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Several months ago, the Kiowa County Independent let readers know that we would be periodically printing original stories by Marvin Hasser, selected from his book titled “Oscar Hasser Cow Puncher ‘South of the Arkansas’”.  The book is a compilation of stories Mr. Hasser wrote about his father, a feat he attributes to “the great love and pride I have in my heart for my dad” and accomplished so that his children might know their grandfather a little better so he will be forever in their memory.

Day to Day with Doris September 20, 2017

| Doris Lessenden | Day-to-Day With Doris
“….always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.” I Peter 3:15

Royalty Like No Other

| Priscilla Waggoner | Lifestyles
Even in a community this small, there are extraordinary individuals among us who’ve done amazing things that no one knows about.  There are also individuals among us who suffer debilitating physical pain that—and this is no exaggeration—most people would find unbearable. On rare occasions, both of these things can be found in the same person. 

The Tenderest Mercies: Coach Crawford

| Priscilla Waggoner | Lifestyles
High school can be tough sometimes.  Real tough. Things…positive things, negative things…just things can be felt so intensely. Those who are lucky have navigators to help steer them through the rough waters. Sometimes, it’s a parent, a grandparent, an older sibling.  Sometimes, it’s a teacher.

And sometimes, it’s a coach.

These are the recollections of one such navigator who, for 35 years, guided entire teams of kids through some of the most memorable moments of their lives. This time, it’s his story, told in his words and his way, as it very well deserves to be.

The Importance of Being Ernest

| Jeff C Campbell | Lifestyles
“Baby shoes for sale, Never Worn” 
“If a writer stops observing he is finished. Experience is communicated by small details intimately observed” - Ernest Hemingway.

Everyone’s favorite suburban mom: The story of a lovely lady who helped make the whole bunch smile

| By Kellie B. Gormly, ReMIND Magazine | Lifestyles
Nestled in the green hills of Southern California suburbia stands one of the most recognizable houses in television history: the split-level used as the facade for The Brady Bunch. And from 1969 to 1974, the fictional Carol Brady and her husband, Mike, headed this household known for corny yet sweet, even if saccharine, familial bliss.

Good To Go with Dr. Tim and Joe (Trigger Point Dry Needling)

| Dr. Tim Richardt, PT, DPT | Lifestyles
I’m excited to introduce Good To Go With Dr. Tim and Joe a new feature written by myself, Dr. Tim Richardt, PT, DPT,  and my colleague Joe Zinger, PTA, BSPTA.  Together, we comprise the Rehabilitation Team at Weisbrod Memorial County Hospital in Eads, CO.  Each week, we’ll tackle a health-related topic we feel is relevant to Kiowa County.  These articles are meant to be a way to engage in an active dialogue with our community in addition to providing useful and (hopefully) interesting information.  Should you have any questions, comments, or requests for future articles or series, I invite you to write in to the Kiowa County Independent or contact me directly at (719) 438-5401 ext 125 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Thanks for reading!

Happy Birthday - Week of August 23 - 29, 2017

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY August 23-August 29

Happy Birthday - Week of August 16 - 22 2017

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Accidental Country Girls: I promise to love you, even through branding season

| Whitney Barnett & Chelsea Davis | Accidental Country Girls

~I Promise to Love You...Even Through Branding Season~

Think About It

| Dr. David Lenderts | Lifestyles
One of the really important qualities to develop as we go along in life is the ability to recognize wisdom and truth wherever we may find it and to accept it as such.  Each of us may gain a special insight into something by being watchful in this way. I could offer that I have sought such knowledge in Chinese philosophy including Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and the I Ching, but, actually, I am still waiting to do that.


| Jeff C Campbell | Lifestyles
Jess was a tough old cobb. When you worked for him, you worked his way and on his time. I suppose that’s the way it should be. Whether you’re paid or volunteer, if you make the pledge to work for the man, you work his way, not how you think he ought to work gatherin’ and brandin’. Someone wrote a long time ago, you work for the brand.

Humans of the High Plains - George Tempel

George Tempel, who is a resident at the Weisbrod ECU, had a wonderful outing to watch this season’s wheat harvest.  Kelly Darnell and Brandy Turcotte, who work at Weisbrod ECU as the Activities Director and Social Service Director, said George was elated to see the combine and tractor at work.  George is owner of Tempel Grain Company, and has missed seeing harvest since he moved into the ECU.

Day to Day with Doris June 28, 2017

| Doris Lessenden | Day-to-Day With Doris
   The Eads Senior Citizens who came to the monthly lunch thoroughly enjoyed the beef brisket that Rod and Dana Brown donated to the group.  Darryl Stolzenberger smoked the brisket for Gail to serve.  She also made warm wheat rolls and baked cheese hash brown casserole.  Joyce Berry gave us an update on the future Senior Center across the street which is now two vacant gutted brick building.  She said that Cindy McCloud is working on some new grants.  Next month, Gail Voss, our director said she will fry the chickens and make gravy and Joyce Berry volunteered to make mashed potatoes.  I remember that in the past June Blooding often made those potatoes.  Bless her heart. Here are three important dates: Wednesday, July 5th is the Sage meal gathering to eat together at noon at the Center.
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