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    Dale Anderson, Soup Supper Superhero

    For the past six years, the success of Presbyterian Manor’s annual Soup Supper can be partially traced back to one man—Dale Anderson, who hits the streets each year to sell tickets to the event all over town.Dale’s reasons for being involved in the supper are a mix of personal and charitable.“I do it for two reasons. First, I’ve been here in Salina for many years and know a lot of people, so I get to see a lot of them this way. Second, the funds go to the Good Sam p...  Read More...

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    Ruth Drown remains dedicated fixture in community

    For most people, retirement means slowing down, kicking back and enjoying a well-deserved break from the day-to-day grind.Not for Ruth Drown.Ruth, who retired from the community in 2014, where she served has a dietary aide, cook and dishwasher, has become a regular volunteer in the community’s kitchen and dining room.Whether she’s folding napkins or helping to set the tables for dinner, it seems she’s always nearby and ready to lend a hand.“Whenever I can help somebody, I...  Read More...

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    Mary’s Musings: The power of our words

    By Mary Bridges, chaplainI struggle with the mood of our world. Our world today feels so broken and filled with anger, hostility and disrespect. It seems far removed from the values that my father taught me.My father was a first-generation American with an eighth-grade education.   Read More...

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    Salina artists among Art is Ageless® masterpiece level winners

    Three winning artists in Salina Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition—including one artist who won “Best in Show-Amateur”—will be featured in the 2019 Art is Ageless Calendar produced by Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America.Salina resident Wayne Keeler placed Best in Show at the amateur level for his painting “Wait for It.” This piece, along with “Rhino Landscape,” a photo by Cary Brinegar and “Old World Santa...  Read More...

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    Mary’s Musings: Love your neighbor

    By Mary Bridges, chaplainI hope some of you got to see the documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” which was at the Art Cinema recently. It is sure to stir the emotions of those watching it. I felt a lot of guilt and sadness as I watched it, because growing up my children watched Captain Kangaroo.I did feel much better when I got home and Googled this children’s program.   Read More...

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    Salina resident wins ‘Best in Show’ in PMMA’s Art is Ageless competition

    Salina’s Wayne Keeler, 71, was recently awarded “Best in Show” in the amateur division of Presbyterian Manor’s Art is Ageless® competition for his painting, “Wait for It.”Inspired by the monkeys at Rolling Hills Zoo, “Wait for It” immortalizes the animals’ mischievous personalities and reputations as natural-born performers.“If you notice, he has a slight smile,” said Keeler. “It just looks like he’s waiting to tos...  Read More...

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    Retired educators among us

    As students of all ages head back to school this month, we want to recognize the former teachers in our community for the years they spent in the classroom educating young minds through the years.Maxine StrawnRetired after 35 years: Taught kindergarten (21 years) and first and second grades (14 years)Why did you become a teacher? “I was given two options—nursing or teaching. My first choice was to be a sports announcer, but I found that was a man’s world.   Read More...

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    Mary’s Musings: Secret life of worker bees

    By Mary Bridges, chaplainAbout 25 years ago, I worked as a receptionist at a doctor’s office. One morning, I received a frantic call from our daughter, Lisa. It seems our granddaughter, Kaci, who was about five at the time, and her friend had gotten close to a bush and were literally attacked by a large swarm of bees.   Read More...

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    Living arrangements create déjà vu for Tillberg siblings

    At 83 and 86, Don Tillberg and Trudy Chaney are feeling like kids again. Thanks to Trudy’s recent move to Salina Presbyterian Manor, not only are the siblings living under the same roof for the first time in over half a century, they’re right across the hall from each other.“We never dreamed we’d even be living on the same floor,” said Trudy. “We haven’t had any fights yet, but if we do, I’ll just go home.”Despite Trudy’s status as the new kid on the block, it was actually her husband, Jack, who...  Read More...

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    What does senior living cost? Presbyterian Manor hosting free session

    Have you ever wondered what it will cost to live in a senior living community? Which contract is best for your budget, a rental plan or an entrance fee? Can I afford to live in a retirement community?Questions like these and more will be explored at Salina Presbyterian Manor’s “What Does it Cost?” seminar at 2 p.m.   Read More...

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