Fireman’s Fall Festival Boot Relay

We had a great time at the Fall Festival. Thanks to those that made it so much fun. We hope the fireman’s families had a relaxing day filled with laughs and great memories.

It started off rough with an early call, but it all went well after that. They closed out their day with an evening meal served to them by the men of the Masonic Lodge 257 and their wives.

The Who’s Who on City Council

Cemetery – Councilmember Zimmerman

Parks & Recreation – Councilmember Smith

Planning & Zoning – Councilmember Marek

Pool -Councilmember Marek

Streets – Councilmember Moore

Utilities (Sewer & Water) – Councilmember Rosell

Mayor- Mark Goodenow

Waldo has been found

Waldo was found at the Farmers State Bank. Game over for the week. Waldo will find a new hiding spot come Saturday morning. Thank you to all that are playing. Please remember Waldo is always in plain site so please do not move things on shelves to find him.

We heard from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff on his ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE. He took the option of making the donation to ALS instead of the ice water. Way to go Sheriff Riat!

See Thursday’s issue of the Recorder for updates on businesses or organizations who took the challenge and who they challenged.
See next week’s issue for individuals who took the challenge.

Read tomorrow’s issue to find out the results of Thursday night’s Special City Council meeting. It was a hotly debated issue.

The Wagon Boss would like to thank the Westmoreland Elementary students who walked the Oregon Trail last week. Next week’s issue has more pictures of the younger classes as they enjoyed a day out.

As always thank you for reading our paper and our website. We could not keep a small town paper without your continued support.

The Police departments inside Pottawatomie County took the challenge and in turn Challenged The Sheriff and Under Sheriff of Pottawatomie County.

Studio 5 was challenged and accepted. They challenged the staff at the South 40

Bobbi Prinz was challenged, accepted. She has challenged Staci and staff at DD’s

Sunday morning, Fire Chief Jim Smith will be accepting the challenge. We will update these challenges in our paper as they continue to unfold.

Leann, one of our co-workers here at the Westmoreland Recorder, Emporia offices, was challenged and accepted. the Gazette put a twist to it. When they posed for the group photo, flour was dumped on them from the roof of the building. If you have not seen the Gazette’s video, be sure and look it up.

If challenged, we hope you accept the challenge and send us your photos.

MAIN STREET HIDE AND SEEK.
Westmoreland’s very own Waldo the Bear is missing in a business on Main STreet. Be the first to find him, win the prize of that business’ choice. When Waldo is found, the game is over for the week. We will announce here if he is found and they are hoping to have signs the first of next week that will tell you if he is missing or found.

Waldo the Bear was found this morning by Lindsay Elliott at Studio 5. Lindsay’s prize was a coupon for a free eyebrow wax, and samples of product.

The Bear is now in his new hiding spot on main street and once again you can start hunting for him. HE IS IN PLAIN SITE SO PLEASE DO NOT MOVE SHELF ITEMS IN STORES LOOKING FOR HIM. thanks.

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Salina, KS – U.S. Representative Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) announced today that Sara Prendergast has completed an internship in his district office in Salina. Sara grew up in Salina and attended Sacred Heart High School and graduated in 2013. She is currently attending the University of Kansas and majoring in Journalism (Strategic Communications Emphasis) and Political Science and is expected to graduate in Spring 2017.
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Study finds benefits to burning Flint Hills prairie in fall and winter

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University researchers have completed a 20-year study that looks at the consequences of burning Flint Hills prairie at different times of the year. It finds that burning outside of the current late spring time frame has no measurable negative consequences for the prairie and, in fact, may have multiple benefits.
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TOPEKA – Washburn University graduate student Jennifer K. Moore, of Westmoreland, 
has been chosen for induction into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Moore is a member of the Eta Kappa Chapter-at-Large of
 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and has served
 as an adjunct instructor with the Washburn School of Nursing.  
She received a bachelor of science in nursing degree from
 Wichita State University and is pursuing a master of science in nursing degree,
 with a concentration in clinical nurse leader, at Washburn.
The 45 Washburn students elected to membership in Phi Kappa Phi include juniors
 in the top 7.5 percent of their class and seniors in the top 10 percent of their class,
 along with outstanding graduate students, faculty, professional staff and alumni.
Phi Kappa Phi, founded in 1897, is the nation's oldest all-discipline honor society. 
The mission of the organization is to recognize and promote academic excellence
 in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service
 to others.

 

Minnesota roofer to pay $80,000 penalty, remains banned from doing business in Kansas

 

TOPEKA – (April 15, 2014) – A Minnesota roofing company was ordered to pay an $80,000 penalty and remains barred from doing business in Kansas for violating Kansas consumer protection laws, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

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Kansas Advocates for Better Care (KABC) today joined AARP, the Kansas Health Consumers Coalition and Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger in calling for Gov. Brownback to veto the “Health Care Compact Bill.” The bill, pending the governor’s signature, allows Kansas to opt out Medicare, Medicaid and other federal health programs.

KABC released the following statement during a joint press conference at the Kansas statehouse:
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Topeka, KS, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — The most common disaster threat to families in this country is a home fire. Every year, the Red Cross responds to about 70,000 disasters across the country – and more than 90 percent are fire-related.

 

When a fire hits someone’s home, it can be dangerous and devastating. The family involved may lose everything they own. At any time of day or night, Disaster Action Teams of trained Red Cross volunteers are activated to respond to fires and provide emergency assistance with temporary lodging, food, clothing, and emotional support to help those affected. (more…)