Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tickets available for Cattle Baron’s Ball

Cattle Baron’s Balls are held in communities across the nation and raise millions of dollars for cancer research and local society programs and services. Now in its third year, the Flint Hills event will be the only CBB held in Kansas during 2012. To date, more than $150,000 has been raised to help the American Cancer Society in its work of helping people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back.

A portion of the money raised will directly benefit area cancer patients through the local society’s transportation fund. Last year, 48 Kansans received 917 life-saving trips to treatment from Society Road to Recovery drivers and 963 Kansans received gas cards to help defray travel costs during cancer treatment.

Tickets are limited. General admission tickets are $100. VIP tickets are also available, as well as tables with reserved seating for eight. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the American Cancer Society at 785-438-5607 or 800-359-1025. To learn more about the Cattle Baron’s Ball and to view auction items, “like” the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cattlebaronsball.manhattan.ks.

 

Just thought a change of pace from drought, heat, no hay, poor crops was due.

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Had a lovely time mowing bar ditches yesterday. First time I’ve ever had the tractor slide sideways down the banking. Interesting.

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Caught the village councilman over on his neighbors place spraying herbicide. Seems the councilman is more interested in his neighbors behavior than he is in collecting that second cutting of hay he square bailed. Forty acres equal eleven small square bails. He didn’t cut the other half of the eighty.

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No fires. No substance induced car, truck accidents for the past two days. No marriages, no divorces. One family moved out of the area; one deserted home – no reports of hard times, just left.

Minor mystery: Two dog packs have disappeared. No bodies found.

On of the three professional coyote hunters reported the missing of five shots at a sitting coyote at two hundred yards – made by another professional coyote hunter, who refuses to deny or confirm the incident.

Rumor places both in the same purported area on the same evening.

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Renters Son had trouble with his serpentine bet on a trip to Kansas City. When he got to looking, it appeared the separating belt allowed the thermostat to close, allowing the water to over heat, which melted the plastic thermostat housing, which necessitated the removal of several upper engine parts to install a new thermostat housing – metal.

They also had to remove various and sundry pieces from the front of the engine to install the new belt and an idler pulley that deformed from the belt.

I asked Renters Son if he still liked the Mercury cars or had he dreamed of a Model T with balloon tires.

He left laughing. He didn’t get a lot of sympathy, but he did leave laughing.

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From the reaches,

Ten Mile

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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