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Will Base in Medicine Lodge 03ry'l:o SE,e : by Dan and Linda Winter too small to handle a large The Opry news in this article crowd. I kind of drug my feet will be the last written by Linda about moving the Opry, but felt and I for the year 2006, because honored that eight towns had in- ofall that we have going on with Talks of Youth Suicide Linda's health and therapy. We want to let everyone know of some changes in the Opry. Kansas has experienced a sig- Vanita Blundell, the Opry's emcee, and now a new board nificant upward shiR in the youth suicide death rate the past member. She will keep you up- two decades, dated on the Opry. Vanita will According to the most recent also keep you abreast on enter- statistics compiled by the Kan- miners, tickets, and shows. sas Department of Health and Daryl and Jeanne Schiffand Environment, suicide is the ninth Vanita, are lining up some super leading cause of death in the shows for this summer and fall. state, but is ranked third in the Starting with an all youth Opry 5- to 14-year-old age group and show in July, a gospel show in second among 15- to 24-year- August, and Opry shows both olds. weeks at the Peace Treaty in the Many adolescents attempt Heritage Center the middle of suicide every year, but such at- September. Jeanne Schiffis a new tempts are difficult to track, board member also. We are real They may not be treated in a proud to welcome her and Vanita "hospital or clinic, or be recog- on the board. nized as self-inflicted injuries. They are also working on a However, 19.3 per cent of high November show and a Decem- school students report they ber Christmas show. The enter- have seriously considered tainers they are lining up will suicide, 14.5 per cent have pro ,ide a bigger variety then planned a suicide attempt, and ever. 8.13 per cent have actually The gospel showwill be a free attempted suicide, will donation at the door, all the What kids are at risk others will be $10 a show to help for suicide? with show expenses and help the A teen with an adequate sup- hurting. , port network of friends, The Opry will also be help- family, religious affiliation, peer ing promote the youth in their music. groups or extracurricular activi- ties may have an outlet to The Wilmore Opry will work with the ministerial alliance and deal with his/her everyday frus- trations.Butmanyteensmayfeel the health departments in disconnected and isolated from Coamnche and Barber Counties family and friends, to help the hurting along with These teens are at an in- helping the youth in music. It is really exciting to think of creased risk for suicide, all the more that can be accom- Factors that increase risk of plished for others, by moving suicide among teens the Wilmore Opry's home to Depression Barber County. Last year I real- - Alcohol and substance use ized we didn't have a town to Lack of a support network, handle tour busses or a lot of poor relationships with parents or peers and feelings of social cars. isolation The facilities, including the Have suffered physical restrooms and restaurant, were abuse or sexual abuse Have made a previous sui- cide attempt Dealiffg with homosexuality in an unsupportive family or community Warning signs There is no singular suicidal profile. Suicide, like all self-de- structive behavior is complex and difficult to understand. Most mental health profes- sionals agree that suicidal dis- position is determined by an individual's biological and psy- chological characteristics, as well as social and environmental in- fluences. How well a teenager is prepared to cope with family problems, trouble at school, or unstable relationships is difficult to predict. No one can construct with any certainty, a single profile of a teenager who may become sui- cidal. It is safer to assume that any teenager who is experienc- ing a crisis in life, no matter how trivial it might seem to an adult, could become self-destructive. A teen who is thinking of suicide may Talk about suicide or death in general Talk about "going away" Talk about feeling hopeless or feeling guilty Pull away from friends and family Have trouble concentrating or thinking clearly Experience changes in eat- ing or sleeping habits Become obsessed with guns or knives Visit or call people to say goodbye If you become aware that someone you know could be at risk for suicide or any form of self-destructive behavior you can call the Iroquois Center cri- sis line. Call 620-723-2656 or toll-free at 1-888-877-0375. This puts you in touch with a crisis team mem- ber who will speak .to you di- rectly about your concerns. The crisis line can be ac- cessed 24-hours a day. Notice National Advertising Representative Kansas Press Assoc Inc. 5423 S.W. 7th St. Topeka, KS 66606 Dennies D. Andersen, Editor/Publisher Entered as periodicals class matter since August 10, 1884, at the Post Office of Coldwater, Kansas 67029, under the Act of March 3, 1879, by The Western Star, Inc 113 S. Central, Coidwater, KS 67029. Periodicals class postage paid at Coldwater, Kansas 67029. Published weekly every Thursday at Coldwater, Phone No. (620) 582-2101. Largest circulation, in this trade territory. A consolidation of 12 newspapers. Annual subscription rate is $19.13 in Kansas (including tax), and $20 out of state. Add 50 extra for part of a year. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Western Star, Box 518, Coldwater, Kansas 67029-0518. Recycling Starts with vited the Wilmore Oprymove to their town. The Opry board along with Linda and I chose the Heritage Center near Medicine Lodge. For a number of reasons, Heritage Center and Medicine Lodge better fitthe needs of the Opry crowd. We are proud the Barber County folks invited the Wilmore Opry to their county. Well, Linda and I have thought and prayed about the Opry's future. The Opry started out to give some fun in music and comedy family style, while helping others and visiting with your friends and neighbors. The Wilmore Opry is going into its fourth year and has the name of playing to full to packed houses. Wilmore will always be planted in our minds as the start of the Opry. That is why we are keeping the name, Wilmore Opry. I believe the excitement and spirit of the Opry will just get stronger, because the awesome- ness of that dream was about friends, family and neighbors enjoying an evening of music and fun. Watch for the Wilmore Opry curtain ad next week for more information on show times! By the way, Linda is doing better. She has her good and not- so-good days. Say a prayer for her. Our time to return home to Kansas will be the first part of May. l~g Datm to F~kt 4J Internet Service 582-2217 in Coldwater 622-4455 in Protection First published in The Western Star, Thursday, March 23, 2006. 34-36c IN THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT, COMANCHE cOUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MINNIE RUTH DENNEY, Deceased. Case No. 2006 PR 05 NOTICE OF HEARING ON DETERMINATION OF DESCENT THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: YOU are hereby notifed that a Peti- tion has been flied in this Court by James Denney, praying for the deter- mination of descent of MINNIE RUTH DENNEY, in and to the fol- lowing: to-wit: mineral interests in Sections 4, 5, 8, 9, 16 and 17. Town- ship 35S, Range 16W, and in Sections 23, 25, 26 and 27, Township 34 S, 16W all in Comanche County, Kansas. and all property, real, personal or mixed, in the State of Kansas, owned by the decedent at the time of her death, be assigned pursuant to the laws of intestate succession. Date High Low Precip. 3-22 31 28 0.00 3-23 42 23 1V2" snow 0.11 James Denney, Petitioner 3-24 55 21 0.00 3-25 56 29 0.00" NEWTON and FORSYTH 3-26 70 35 0.00 Jim Forsyth, #13123 I12 E. Main -p.o. Box 68 3-27 67 41 0.00 Anthony, Kansas 67003 3-28 67 33 0.00 Attorney for Petitioner You are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on or before April 18th, 2006 at 10:00 o'clock A.NL of said day in said Court, in the City of Coldwater, in Comanche County, Kansas, at which time and place said cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said Peti- tion. 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