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    Mary’s Musings: Christmas traditions

    By Mary Bridges, chaplainHere it is December, which means Christmas is right around the corner. According to Wikipedia Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25, as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. For many faiths, it is preceded by the season of Advent, which begins the Christian liturgical year.   Read More...

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    Soup Supper Success

    A big thank you to everyone who attended this fall’s Soup Supper! While the final total is not yet in, we know we raised around $30,000 to support The Good Samaritan program. This program assists residents so that they may continue to live at the Presbyterian Manor if they run out of resources through no fault of their own.The event would not have been possible without our amazing volunteers, generous sponsors and the donated items we received.   Read More...

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    Intergenerational art class about more than art

    Every other month, the young and the young at heart come together within the community to collaborate in the name of art. Side-by-side—and often together—the budding artists work on projects ranging from acrylic paintings to holiday ornaments, but often the finished product is little more than an afterthought.“This class gives me some time to spend with my granddaughter. They grow up so fast that sometimes you just don’t get to spend any time with them,” said reside...  Read More...

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    Mary’s Musings: Love must begin somewhere

    By Mary Bridges, chaplainWhile you are reading this in almost November, I actually wrote it on October 4, which is celebrated by many churches as the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. St.   Read More...

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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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