HUTCHINSON, Kan. – An author from Nashville, Kan., will be at Bluebird Books in Hutchinson on Dec. 3 to sign copies of her new book entitled “Land of Heart Links: Adoption.”
Lois McKnight-Theis wrote the book and says the story tells how the queen and king share the joy of adopting babies with all the families in the Land of Heart Links. Then the queen surprises the children with news that a baby was growing inside her. She explains to them how they grew inside birth mothers, just as this new baby was growing. The king, queen, three boys, and one girl join together to make up the royal family.
The final question from the little girl is, “When can I have a sister to play with? I don’t like to play with all those boys!” How do you suppose the queen answers? You can find out with the book.
McKnight-Theis will be at Bluebird Books from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 3.
Bluebird Books is located at 2 S. Main in Hutchinson.
STAFFORD, Kan. — Size doesn’t matter at the Stafford Oktoberfest this Saturday. The wiener dogs have been waiting all year and they’re ready to strut their stuff. These little powerhouses give it all they’ve got with speed and strategy as they compete for cash and trophies. All proceeds from the silent auction and raffle before the races go to benefit the local “Training to Lead” program. You can enter you wiener dog at the event for $5. Registration and practice is from 11:30 to 1:30. Races start at 2 p.m. Stafford’s Oktoberfest … where the wieners hang out!
KINGMAN, Kan. — My 93.1 visited Kingman yesterday for the arrival of the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales. The majestic horses paraded through the town of Kingman before stopping at White’s Foodliner.
While waiting on the Clydesdales, My 93.1 visited with many people who make Kingman great. Mayor Charlus Bishop talked about the many great reasons to visit, or even live, in Kingman. He also hinted that great things are coming to the city soon in the form of new businesses. Emily Graf, city manager, thanked Bob and Ann Bush of City Beverage in Hutchinson for making the event possible. Ann mentioned that seeing these beautiful horses never gets old. Bob and Ann also made the live broadcast a possibility.
Kingman Chamber of Commerce Director Cassie Smith highlighted upcoming events in the city for the holiday season while Janice Smith reminded listeners how positive the Kingman Historic Theatre has been for the community. Janice said the theatre is helping in the effort to keep downtown alive. Cindy Austin and Garrett Goetz of Kingman High School’s FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) highlighted their organization as it prepares to host the district conference and sell Red Wheel items.
John of Newberry Family Motors checked in to reflect on how surreal it was these horses we’ve all seen on TV were actually live in-person. John touched on the importance of family in such a tight community. Jake Graber of the Kingman Progress Board highlighted the purpose of the group and what it plans to do next.
Area media outlets joined the festivity to get a glimpse of the Clydesdales. Children of all ages gazed in awe and wonder. A Budweiser film crew was also present. They shot footage of the day in hopes of using clips for future commercials.
America’s Minister of Encouragement, Dr Dennis Swanberg, is coming to the Fox Theatre in Hutchinson on Saturday, June 6, at 7:30 pm. “The Swan” has won the hearts of audiences across the country. Enjoy the down-home charm and hospitality from this Austin, Texas born pastor-turned comedian. This is a free event! An offering will be taken to benefit Hutchinson’s Christian Soup Ministry.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — My 93.1 and Country 102.9 listeners filled out NCAA brackets telling us who they thought would be in the Final Four, Championship Game and who the men’s National Champion would be in college basketball.
The listener who ends up with the most correct selections will win a John Deere D110 Lawn Tractor from Praireland Partners John Deere. This riding mower is valued at $1,699!
The winner will be announced on the morning of April 7.
Just for fun, tell us who you think will win below.
Eagle Community Television’s coverage of the Opening Ceremonies of the 40th annual Special Olympics of Kansas State Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament is available as a keepsake DVD. The event kicked off this weekend’s events in Hays on Thursday.
Contact ECTV’s Mike Koerner at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
CHAPMAN, Kan. -Some of the nation’s finest entertainment is found on the strip at Branson, Mo. On Friday night, March 20, and Saturday night, March 21, Branson performers will be performing at the Chapman High School Auditorium for the first-ever “Branson in Chapman” concerts.
Entertainer Todd Bradshaw who performs as Kenny Chesney at the Dick Clark Theatre in Branson stated, “Every year, thousands and thousands of tourists travel to see us perform on the strip in Branson. We have been invited by BDS Productions of Chapman to travel from Branson to see our fans for 2 concerts at the beautiful Chapman High School Auditorium on Friday night, March 20th at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday night, March 21st at 7:00 p.m.”
In addition to Todd Bradshaw as Kenny Chesney, also appearing will be Conway Twitty, Elvis, comedian Terry Sanders and more.
BDS Productions Vice President Roger Thompson stated, “We approached several select entertainers concerning the prospect of bringing their shows to Central Kansas as part of an outreach program so fans did not have to travel to Branson to see world class performers. Now fans of Branson entertainment will have the opportunity to travel a few miles to see excellent entertainment in a beautiful facility.”
The Chapman High School Auditorium is a first-class, state-of-the-art theatre built following the tornado of 2008. The theater seats 750 with lobby space capable of accommodating 400 with viewing via closed circuit.
The shows will be filmed by BDS Productions of Chapman and Eagle TV for later broadcast on Public Television–Kansas and Eagle Communications.
Todd Bradshaw stated, “Normally, we would not try to do a show in a gymnasium or high school auditorium, but we toured the Chapman High School Auditorium and found the facility to be a state of the art complex. It is as nice as our Dick Clark Theatre in Branson. There is not a bad seat in the house and we are excited to bring our show to Chapman in Central Kansas.”
“We are delighted BDS Productions and Eagle Communications will film the shows for presentation to Public Television – Kansas. We hope the shows are a tremendous success so other entertainers from Branson can follow us for ‘Branson in Chapman II’ and so forth,” he added.
Reserved tickets can be purchased at The Kansas Auto Racing Museum in Chapman or by calling BDS Productions at 785-922-6756. Reserved seating tickets are $25 for adults, kids 12 and under for $10, military active or retired $20.
Several Chapman students will participate in the opening song of the show to recognize the terrible destruction of the tornado in June of 2008, but to highlight the rebuild of Chapman since the tornado. Chapman is stronger than ever and continues to rebuild.
Angie Wheeler stated, “Although it will be spring break for students, many of the students will be involved in helping with the show, ushers, parking lot attendants, ticket takers and of course performing the opening song for the show. We are excited to be a part of the first ‘Branson in Chapman’ concert.”
“We are excited the shows will be filmed for later broadcast on Public Television across the state of Kansas and on Eagle Communications. What an excellent opportunity to showcase our school, community and students. We look forward to ‘Branson in Chapman II’ and so forth,” she added.
Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday night, March 20th and Saturday night, March 21st at the Chapman High School Auditorium. Reserved tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 for adults, kids 12 and under for $10, military active or retired for $20 by contacting: The Kansas Auto Racing Museum at 1205 Manor Dr. in Chapman or by calling BDS Productions at 785-922-6756.
Buy your tickets in advance because once the two shows are sold out, there will be no other tickets available. For further information concerning the “Branson in Chapman” concert, contact BDS Productions at 785-922-6756.
Showtime Saturday is at 7:30 pm, Sunday’s matinee starts at 3:00 pm.
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