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Royals, Lowell Milken and walking

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

While at Walmart recently, someone offered a warm fuzzy. The man asked me if I was the one who walked on the highway (going toward Nevada and back) and said he admired the long distances I walk. I don't know how he recognized me; maybe it was the battered (used to be) navy Nike hat and raggedy green turtleneck I was sporting?

Anyway, it made me feel good.

I have sometimes been asked while walking if I'm the lady who sometimes writes for the newspaper. I once got a story suggestion that way.

So it's all interchangable. I could be the lady who walks and sometimes writes for the newspaper, or the newspaper writer who sometimes walks.

Congratulations to the Lowell Milken Center on their successful fundraiser, held Saturday evening at the Crooner's Lounge next to the Liberty Theatre. The Wayward Bettys of Pittsburg performed for 65 people. Proceeds will go toward the development of unsung hero projects which are the role models for students around the world and Bourbon County as well, Executive Director Norm Conard said.

A chili cookoff was held at Presbyterian Village Tuesday. But the event was about more than prizes. It will help the retirement facility devise a chili recipe that will hopefully appeal to residents. As we get older, the senses of taste and smell can fade, so this is a way to help add some spice to residents' meals.

In case you missed it, the Royals Caravan was in town Monday evening. Long lines greeted the pitchers, broadcaster Steve Physioc and team mascot Sluggerrr. Players signed baseballs, bobblehead dolls, helmets and anything else fans brought to them.

Take note of the special events surrounding Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and the accomplishments of Professor E.J. Hawkins, educator and coach at the Plaza Schools who was posthumously inducted into the Kansas State High School Activities Hall of Fame.

Don't forget, if you have any news, sports or photos you would like to share, submit them to rcampbell@fstribune.com, or snuzum@fstribune.com (for sports).

Ruth Campbell is the Managing Editor of the Fort Scott Tribune.