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S Wilmore Wow, I saw a little bit of Americana last week in Coldwa- ter. It was a few days after school was out and a lot of the local kids, like Jaylen Delaney, the Uhl boys, etc., had gathered at the empty lot between the drug store and furniture store to play whiffie ball baseball. There were about eight kids .They could hit the ball a mile and it would hit the walls of the buildings, so no work to get those balls. That's the way life used to be, a group of kids gathered and played. Way to go,kids. It's bet- ter than tv. The project last week was to get Marty's hospital bed in his house. Ernie, A1, Dan, and Kenny gathered at Marty's house, got the bed off the truck, studied it and decided they needed some strong guys. This is where it takes a village. I called Crystal Lyn and she got on social media, and the next night we were all set. We had tarped for the rain and tornado warnings, but at 6:15 p.m. we had five guys and with Clark Cronin on the back, Gene Glenn in the middle and AI Pruitt up front, Ernie on the side, they tipped it, got it on a dolly, held all the arms in, and muscled it in. Thanks to everyone who re- sponded. Edwin Rogers came over and got the electricity and water heater going again. There will be a graveside ser- vice and internment at 3 p.m. June 4 for Marjorie Cowman (Belcher) in Wilmore. Her sister Marie McKittrick is bringing her home. The church will host a 4 p.m. luncheon at the Community Center after the service. Betty and Clark Yost just re- turned from a trip to South Da- kota and a fishing trip to Canada. Glad to have you back. Clark caught lots of Pike. We had a lot of folks come through Wilmore this weekend and we enjoyed talking to them. Leslie Hicks, whose husband Leonard Hicks built the trophy case in the community center, came by on Saturday and we chatted. Henry and Carmen O'Dell had a company of cousins, Coo- per and Jetta, from Hugoton, and a trailer load of four-wheel- ers to buzz around Wilmore. They all ended up on the Carou- sel, with Henry chomping at the bit to hit the road. They had a good time. The Frys were busy with their family Loft and Evan, from Hutchinson, and the four kids. That party grew as Lisa and her family came over from Cold- water. The name of the game was to keep those twins busy. The whole family was involved and did a good job. They only ended up at the carousel a couple of times. Ernie could run it for- ever for them. Bill and Darlene Proctor came by and rode the carousel. Darlene was determined to ride a horse this time, not just in the sleigh, and she did it with Bill on the neighboring horse. Good fun. Pat and Ron White brought by Christina Griffin Chili for13th by Susan Edmonston their son and his family by Me- Have you missed out on eat- morial Day for a ride and to pet ing at Don's Place in Protection the dogs. They enjoyed theon Memorial Day? If so, you dogsmore, I don'tblame them. must plan on going next year! We had the debut of my glass Breakfast is served by the Chili Wilmore sign, hung up in front Peppers from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. of the gazebo on Saturday. I and the roasters you see in the made the letters from glass photo contain pancakes, san- picked up in Wilmore, soldered sage, biscuits, scrambled eggs, them together, silicone them to and gravy. As you take a plate glass in a metal frame built by and walk by each container you Brad Davis. will be asked how many or how It looks, great thanks to much you want on your plate. Ernie' s engineering. As you walk in the cafe, you'U Wilmore was mowed up, see a cash register/counter (no- flagged up, and ready for Me- body is there). morial Day. The weather was Nearby is a milk-can canister beautiful, in which your drop your free-will We had breakfast at churchdonation. You can do that as you on Sunday and had a good come in or as you leave. If you crowd, thanks to the Frys and wish to write a check, it can be Delaneys. written to The Chili Peppers, Memorial Day we had a short Relay for Life, or to the Ameri- service at the cemetery with Pas- can Cancer Society. tor Juan and son starting out There is plenty of seating. with three songs and a good talk Someone will come by your table on veterans and patriotism, and ask if you want coffee or Then we moved on down to the water. Community Center for dinner. The Relay for Life event for Wilmore was able to show off Comanche County began with a the new memorabilia and as al- challenge in 2002 from the Clark ways we had good food and County Courthouse relay team. conversation. We did miss Comanche County won by mak- Marty not being there, buting the most money for the maybe next year. American Cancer Society: $5,006. After dinner we had lots of Clark County came in second riders on the carousel and a visit with approximately $4,000. In with Richard and Vi Tnmamel and 2003 the Comanche County Charlotte and Jim Sheldon. group became the Chili Peppers. Later it was capped off by The first annual Memorial about 30 folks from the Unruh Day Breakfast was held in both Cousin Family Reunion, with Protection and Coldwater. With some of them coming from Don Dellinger letting them use Manitoba, Canada. his cafe, the annual event con- What a great way to spend tinued. Memorial Day. In the second year the travel- Thanks for having me. I'll see ing trophy went again to the Chili you nextweek. Peppers as they turned in Memorial Day ratDon's $8,140.15. In the third year with all kind of fundraisers and dona- tions from the community, the Chili Peppers turned in $17,68050. The fourth year the traveling trophy again went to the Chili Peppers who turned in $5,314.62. In 2006, they turned in $5,550 to be the top team for the fifth year in a row. The group began choosing a theme each year such as "Seeds of Hope," "Hot for a Cure," "Wa- hoo! Chili Peppers -- Roundin' Up a Cure.' and "Chili Pep- pers Gone Hawaiian -- Lei Cancer to Rest ." Camp- sites were decorated at Meade and "in memory of' and "in honor of" luminarias from vafi'ous par- ticipating towns were used there to light the walkways. As the years went by, the Chili Peppers no longer go to Meade for Relay for Life and in- stead have held the event in Medicine Lodge and at the Heri- tage Park in Coldwater. In the beginning the group consisted of courthouse em- ployees then others joined to help with the fundraisers and to support the "cure for cancer" event. Original team members were Patty Fose, Kim Lauffer, Alice Smith, Sheila Haas, Heather Puderbaugh, Brenda Fry, Tammy Sanders, Penny Bruckner, Laura Sawyers, Patricia Hayes, Patty Smart, Missy Haas, and Laci Lauffer. Others who have been on the team include Beverly Clark, Maxine Ellis, Chesney Clark, Lynda Cooley, Bobbi Rogers, Tricia Snyder, Beth Bayne, those mentioned in the photo below, and perhaps others that I can't remem- ber right now. Some of the team will be going to the Relay for Life of Barber County Saturday, June 18,2016.The event will be downtown Medicine Lodge from 5-11 p.m. This is a change from previous years when it was held at the football field and was an overnight celebration. Other than the Memorial Day Breakfast, the Chili Peppers get their donations for Relay for Life by doing the illuminaries. In the past the names have been posted along the walls of the Coman- che County Courthouse and more recently at Dave's Pizza Oven in Coldwater. If you'd like to be on the team of the Chili Peppers or volunteer to help them with their events, contact Laura Sawyers who is in the County Treasurer's office Monday through Friday. Memorial Day Breakfast was served at Don's Place in Protection by the Comanche County Chili Peppers -- a local group which helps raise funds for the American Cancer Society's cancer research. Above are (left to right) Kay Sawyers, Sara Rich, Dennies Andersen, Guyneth Snyder, Ralene Fine, Elizabeth Doxon, Laura Sawyers. photo by Susan Edmonston