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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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    Pam Bolte promoted to dining services supervisor

    Serving food and providing great customer service has always been in Pam Bolte’s blood.“I started waiting tables at the age of 14. Since then, I’ve always worked in customer service, at grocery stores and as a waitress. I was also assistant manager of Long John Silver’s for 10 years.”In August 2013, Pam was hired by Salina Presbyterian Manor as a salad cook.   Read More...

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    Bob Houck’s love of fishing is a family affair

    Left, Bob Houck holds up a spoonbill catfish he caught in Grand Lake, Okla., earlier this year. This 18-pound fish was the smallest caught by Houck’s family on the trip. The largest weighed 61 pounds.   Read More...

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    Mary’s Musings: Color teaches us about attitude

    Do you have a favorite color? Has it always been your favorite color or has it changed through the years? I’ve always liked purple.My mom was a fantastic seamstress and made all my clothes.   Read More...

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    5 lessons from the oldest old

    Photo cedit: Adobe Stock[/caption]By Robert DiGiacomoNew York Times reporter John Leland thought he knew how to write about the “oldest old” — people 85 and up. For a proposed year-long series, he figured he would chronicle a laundry list of their issues: things like the dangers of falling, financial pressures and family conflict.As Leland delved deeper, however, he realized the people in this age group were more than the sum of their problems. And he saw how much he didn&...  Read More...

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    Salina Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless winners

    Wayne Keeler (far left) received People’s Choice Amateur and Best in Show for his piece, “Wait for It.” Mary Ann Tanking’s piece “Spring into Fall” was the Judges’ Choice. Gerald Karnes receives the People’s Choice Professional award for his piece, “Super Moon.” Far right, Desi Flerlage presented Cary Brinegar with first and second place in Painting for his pieces “Kansas from Above” and “Yosemite,” respectively....  Read More...

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    Jill Elwood finds healing through pampering others

    Resident Arlene Roberts received her very first manicure at age 101 from volunteer Jill Elwood.[/caption]For about a year, Jill Elwood’s routine has been the same. Each Wednesday, she comes to the community with emery boards and nail polish in hand looking to provide the female residents of Salina Presbyterian Manor with a little dose of TLC.Over the course of just a couple of hours, Jill is able to provide anyone who’s interested with a fresh manicure combined with some much-needed ...  Read More...

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