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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ruritan District Conference

Left home at 2:45 today to head to Richmond.  The Ruritans brought truckloads of gatorade, water and
health / food product last summer.  They had me give a report during their business meeting on the progress
in Reading.  Several references were made to Reading during the banquet.  They had collected $850 in advance for the children's Christmas.  Mark, from Hillsdale, stood up and challenged each delegate  to match his $10 additional gift.  A check for $1,220 will be gifted.

This is an organization just like the Lions Club and is full of towns and folks just like us.  Princeton, Richmond, Baldwin City, Moran, Block, Uniontown, just to name a few.  Nice, NICE people!

Saturday, November 19, Schedule

Food Pantry Open --  10 am  to Noon -- Baptist Church

1pm -- Veteran's Memorial Relaying and Rededication -- City Park

4 pm -- Barbara attends business meeting of Ruritan Clubs of Kansas
             and speaks at their banquet.  Richmond, KS


The City Council wants you to know NOW that the December meeting will be

Thursday, December 8
Reading School

Friday, November 18, 2011


Saturday, November 19
10 am to Noon
Reading Food Pantry located at Reading Baptist Church

You will be given a WalMart plastic bag and may pick up food.

Remember, you have a Thanksgiving Box to pick up at Reading School
on Monday between 1pm and 6pm.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Reading Calendars

Pre-tornado pictures are the memorabilia found in the 2011 Reading Birthday Calendar
that you can purchase from the Reading Community Development at the Miracle Cafe
or City Hall.

Besides community members birthdays, you have the last pictures taken of the main
buildings around Reading.

Get yours today.  I believe they are $5.

Special City Council Meeting

Tonight, Thursday, November 17

Mayor Sorensen reports the only agenda item is the
signing of the lagoon grant papers.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

CAMARO tickets

Sales ended at Noon on Tuesday and the Emporia chairman, Jim Kessler of Modern Air,
has tallied the Emporia Area results.  There were a total of 224 tickets sold putting
$8,960 in the Reading Habitat for Humanity build.

It takes approximately $60,000 to complete a house.


There is no reason to sit and mope.  There is no reason to get depressed or sad.  
Nancy wants to help you get through these feelings that ALL of us are having, especially
now with the holidays coming.

Call -- 620-343-2296      EXT  104 and ask for Nancy.
Tell her you are from Reading and I gave you her number.  It will be free.


If you were/are an actual resident of Reading on May 21, your name has been put on
the list to receive a gift food box from First Presbyterian Church in Emporia.  Be at
Reading School between 1pm and 6 pm to pick it up.

Voucher good for a Turkey or Ham only
5 lbs potatoes
Can of Chicken Broth and Dressing Mix
Green Beans/Mushroom Soup/French Fried Onions

If you have questions, contact Church Member Nickie Edwards at 
699-3827 during the day.


IF  you know of someone who truly has never been approached by
Long Term Recovery please let Marion Jones know.  

IF you were approached, stated that you did not need or want help
but have since realized that you do......please contact Marion Jones.

Marion Jones -- 699-3471


7pm   Tonight, Wed, November 16
UMethodist Church

Lion's Club, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, City of Reading, Reading Elementary,
Baptist Church, UMethodist Church, PTO, Fire Department and each business in town.............

You should have a representative present with dates/times/activities for the month
of December (and January, if you have it).

You should, also, have an informative 1/2 column article for the newsletter which must
be prepared early this year due to the Thanksgiving holidays.

Please check with these groups and remind them how important communication is
to our recovery process.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


This Saturday, November 19, 1 pm, the Veteran's Memorial in the
Reading Jones Park will be laid by the Kansas City Area VFW.
Bud Sterling, of KC, reports there will be members of the
American Legion and the Legion Riders, Korean War Veterans,
Disabled American Veterans, VFW and VFW Riders and
the State American Legion Commander in attendance.

Please take the time to come to the park at 1 pm for the laying
of the stone and a dedication service.

One unique tale from this project is that to match the monument
base's color, they had to wait for a stone to arrive from China!


Thursday, November 17, 5:30 pm
There will be a Special City Council meeting in the City Hall to
sign the grant papers for the cleaning of the lagoon.


Tuesday --Incubator Meeting at 7pm in UMethodist Church sanctuary.
                 Housing Meeting at 7 pm in UMethodist Church sancturary.

Wednesday -- Park Action Team at 6:30pm in Reading School
                       Communication Action Team at 7pm in UMethodist Church


Members of the UWay Board of Directors will be holding their monthly meeting here in Reading today.
Some will be touring the town and seeing the progress being made prior to a meal catered by Reta.
Barbara will make a 30 minute presentation on the developments that have been made since May 21.
Then they will hold their monthly business meeting.


Many of us are exhausted, frustrated, angry, sad, depressed, confused, having trouble making good decisions,
or just plain 'ol scared!  It helps to talk to someone outside of our situation -- a neutral set of ears.

FREE counseling is available by calling NANCY at 620-343-2296  Ext 104.  You can go see her in Emporia
or she will meet you in Reading.  This service is being provided free of charge to you by The Catholic Charities of Kansas.

If you prefer I make the appointment for you, I'd be happy to do that.

Monday, November 14, 2011

A Gift for Your Family

Turkey or Ham voucher (cannot be used for anything else)
5 lbs potatoes
Dressing Mix
Canned Broth
Green Beans
Mushroom Soup
French Fried Onion Rings

Pick up your box on Monday, November 21, between 1 pm and 6pm at Reading School.
If you cannot make it during those times, call Mrs. Edwards at the school 699-3827.

This is a gift from First Presbyterian Church of Emporia of which Mrs. Edwards is a member.


If you are having your mail forwarded you must go TO the post office
to get your new phone book.  A phone book is 3rd class mail and will
not be forwarded.

Kansas Sampler Foundation-GET KANSAS!: Post office observations

Kansas Sampler Foundation-GET KANSAS!: Post office observations


Each Thursday during the United Way Drive, a restaurant in the area donates a
percentage of their sales to the United Way.  This week the restaurant is
Grand Central Hotel in Cottonwood Falls.  When you are able to go during the
lunch hour, the price of meals is comparable to Montana Mike's.


Both of these Action Teams are scheduled to meet on Tuesday, November 15,
at 7pm in the UMethodist Church.  Please meet upstairs as the basement is taken
with a dinner meeting of The United Way of the Flint Hills dinner meeting.

Housing can meet use the nice padded seats around the piano and the incubator people
can find a location toward the back in the pews.  There is plenty of room for all!


Lion's Club will meet tonight, Monday, at 7pm in the United Methodist Church.
They would love to have you join in with them!

Questions?  Dave Garrison, President


The Park Action Team will meet Wednesday, 6:30pm, at the school to discuss the
civic building plans, grant information and park landscaping.

If you have any additional information, please come be a part and share.

Veteran's Reminder

Don't forget that Golden Corral will be veteran's with proof of service
a free meal today (Monday).