SKIL OFFERS RADIO SPOTS IN SUPPORT OF CCA
Guestroom Program in SEK area
The American Cancer Society has partnered with several hotels and a bed and breakfast in southeast Kansas to provide free or reduced price rooms to cancer patients receiving treatment. The guestroom program is available to patients traveling to Coffeyville, KS and Pittsburg, KS. In Coffeyville, we have a discounted room rate available at $29 per night. In Pittsburg, we have some free rooms available in hotels as well as free rooms in a bed and breakfast. The bed and breakfast reserves the right to offer breakfast at their discretion. Additionally, we have a hotel in Pittsburg that has made reduced rate nights available at $25 per night. This is a service that these business owners and managers have provided to help people traveling to their city to receive treatment. Requirements for patients to participate in this program are that the patient is receiving active cancer treatment, the patient lives 40-50 miles away from the treatment city, and that travel to and from treatment may present a hardship for the patient. Rooms are available for the patient and one care-provider, and animals are not allowed.
Fishing Has No Boundaries is having its sixth annual event at Big Hill Lake for persons of all ages with disabilities. FHNB is scheduled for June 13th and 14th. We would like to invite everyone to enjoy a weekend of fishing, food, and fun.
If you are a boat owner and would like to help by bringing your boat "pontoons preferred" we would like to invite you also.
There are candy bars and tee shirts available for a donation. The tee shirts are a suggested donation of $10.00 each and are available in either gray or white. Candy bars are available $1.00 each.
If you are interested in participating or volunteering to help with the event, please contact us at 620-421-5502 or: 620-820-3076.
Toll Free you can call 800-688-5616.
Veterans are encouraged to participate.
Forms are available at the front desk in Parsons if you would like to sign up. The last date to reserve your space to go fishing will be May 31st. If you have questions about the event, please call the Parsons office and ask for Bill Giger, Carolyn, or Cathy Crouch.
Another Yellow Brick Road Festival has come and gone. This year the Emerald City, SKIL Office was represented in the parade by, Auntie Em, Cowardly Lion, Tin-man, Scarecrow and The Wicked Witch. This is the first year for The Tin-man to be presented in the parade and we were proud to have him represent SKIL.
Four hundred and eighty bags of candy were passed out with a label from "Your Friends at SKIL".
It was like any other parade in a small town, half the town are in the parade and the other half of the town are watching the parade. Everyone knows each other and many jokes were made and laughs were shared. Jeannie Walker at the Sedan Chamber of Commerce had encouraged everyone to consider entering a float in the Yellow Brick Road Festival Parade. "We look forward to a big crowd in our downtown area and we want to entertain them with a great parade," Walker said.
The day's activities also included a 5k walk/run, an art show at the Kurtis Art Studio and Plaza, mountain oyster cook-off, children's sidewalk chalk art, games and contests.
In addition, alumni of Sedan High School held their class reunions at the city park which brought many out-of-town visitors to town.
The Chautauqua Hills Blues Festival was this weekend and Greg Wilkinson scheduled a full agenda on both Saturday and Sunday. Many of the locally popular bands returned this year, along with several new ones. More Photos are at the read more icon.
Thursday May 21st the Columbus SKIL office held their Cherokee County Grassroots Advocacy Picnic. It was a beautiful evening as everyone started gathering at the Southeast corner of the Columbus city park.
175 folks of all ages enjoyed the live music of "exHalt Him" a praise and worship band comprised of people from four different churches. The group sang as the crowd enjoyed a fried chicken dinner served up picnic style. It was complete with a pink sugarless cupcake, if you wanted one.
Doug Gatewood the State the Representative for the Cherokee County area shared that it had been a rough year in the Kansas legislature. The freeze that had been in place had now become a rolling waiting list.