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Every Friday morning at 8:15, Phil Taunton will join the KVOE Morning show and let listeners know What’s In Outdoors.

 Below you can listen to past shows and find information relating to all kinds of stuff.  ENJOY!

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Email us – outdoors@kvoe.com 

What's In Outdoors Calendar

All Year
Kansas Crappie Club Tournaments - More Info
May 12
Aquatic Education Day, Clinton Lake. - Flyer
May 20
Eric Brown, Blake Rapp, Kansas Hunting and Fishing and Pass it On Outdoor Mentors. BBBS event, Camp Alexander
May 23
Keep It a Safe Summer - Letter - Booth Space Request Form
June 1-3 
8th Annual Yeager/Jenkins Memorial Catfish Tournament - 
Aug 11
Outdoor Kids Day! @ Clinton State Park - Flyer - Details

"On the Porch" from Council Grove City Lake where catfish are biting, flowers are blooming, baby birds are birthing and hail fell as big as tennis balls!

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          Mother's Day was this past Sunday and I blew it off! More on that later.
          Actually, Bobbi and I honored our moms and her daughters and my daughters in law with a donation to our church.
          Bobbi lost her mom before her fifth birthday and my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease when I was in my late thirties. She had a great deal of influence on me. She was a stickler for things like - saying please and thank you, pulling out chairs for ladies, and opening doors. She was a great mother.
          My sons have a great mother. I think Bobbi is a great mother and both her girls are great moms. That leaves my three daughters in law and guess what they too are great mothers.
          To say I am surrounded by great moms is an understatement. They all take their duties seriously and are wonderful role models.
          So, let's talk about me blowing Mother's Day off this year.
          My opportunities to do play by play at KVOE have been reduced greatly over the past few years due to the loss of my sight in my left eye. But, I can still do baseball and for the last 4 years, I've been needed to cover the ESU Hornets in the MIAA Post Season Baseball Tournament. It's a gig I relish, but can't do without a helper. Three years ago my old friend and partner Steve Inwood accompanied me to St. Charles, Missouri, but the three other trips Bobbi has been my helper.
          This year the Hornets qualified as the seventh seed so going to Warrensburg on Thursday didn't seem to be a threat to honoring my group of moms on Sunday. But those amazing Hornets had other ideas and Sunday Bobbi and I were headed back to the baseball tournament arising at six A.M. to do so. Happy Mother's Day babe.
          Our equipment for doing a baseball game is in a suitcase and weighs about 30 pounds. At Jim Crane Stadium the press box is twenty steps straight up.
          We have an elevator in our home so I don't have to climb stairs so guess who pulled that equipment case up those stairs 4 times last week? She also became our producer and engineer after our play by play unit acted up.
          As we pulled out of the parking lot on Sunday after 4 days and six games totaling about 18 hours on the air I looked at Bobbi and said “Happy Mother's Day.”
          All mothers are special and thankfully God gave them an ability to make the best of any and all situations. Thank you to all the moms out there for your understanding. And especially Bobbi!
          I'm “Lucky” Steve Sauder.

 

For Sale: ceiling fan (4 fixture and 4 blade) $40 (obo) 342-0775

Free: gooseberry bush 342-3896

For Sale: antique tredal sewing machine, running boards for mid 90's era Chevy truck, antique buffet, library table, 343-6417

For Sale: Like new Keurig beverage maker $50 Sony speakers (2) $25 208-9059

For Sale: 98 Chevy Blazer (fully loaded) $1700 150K miles 970-778-5183

For Sale: Huffy 3spd women's bike $25 341-3821

For Sale: oak computer desk $25,  three file cabinets (4 drawers) $40 341-2834

For Sale: patio table and side table (both glass top), grill accessories set, 4 folding chairs, queen size bed spread 340-8082

For Sale: Gold's Gym stationary bike and chest freezer $350 (freezer) 437-2410

For Sale: 1999 Mercury Marquee 913-370-2211

Wanted: Junk Washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerator, freezer, washers, dryers, riding and push lawn mowers, air condition, any aluminum, any steel or aluminum rims, old cars and old machineries call 620-366-2679. Will travel anywhere to pick up junk.

Wanted: would like hire someone dig 12 post holes 620 481 1700 or pay someone with tractor post hole digger 481-1700

For Sale: 17 cemetery lot, and pool light and pool sticks for sale 620-481-3791

Wanted: broken air conditioner units to recycle, will pay $5 each 591-9634

For Sale: 1999 S10 extreme $800, electric dryer, propane bottles (grill size) $10 each 366-0411

For Sale: oak high chair $40, Kenmore dryer electric dryer $25 481-1154

For sale: two seat glider (needs new cushions) and 6ft picnic table 343-2199

For Sale: 6 bale dump trailer, air gate for Dodge truck, 1973 bass boat, looking for mowing jobs 443-5051,

For sale: 1998 Sea-Doo jet ski. New tires new battery new seat cover runs good $1,800 620-366-1101.

For Sale: 17 cemetery lot and pool sticks and pool light for sale cell 620-481-3791

Wanted: place to rent in Emporia that is pet friendly and has garage 794-7012

For sale: local honey, all natural. Also will collect, or pick up bee swarms safely. 620-344-0998

Wanted: In search of a dog run text 620-412-6524

Wanted: Emerson VCR remote model 47404737 call 620-412-7897

Wanted: free cement blocks 620-437-6121

 

  • Chris Geib, with Sunsect insect repellent and sunscreen will join us on the show Friday to discuss the first ever insect repellent/sunscreen combo. 

Chris hails from Tampa,  Florida.

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  • Recap of Earth Day Observance at Greiffenstein Alternative  Elementary Grade School in Wichita. 

 

 

  • Meet Easton and his Baby Turtles!

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  • Not every snake is a rattlesnake, copperhead or water moccasin!
Layne and Easton are fascinated by "all things" Outdoors!
No snake, turtle, child or radio host was hurt in the taking of these pictures, but we did lose a bystander or two!

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  • What's in Outdoor's "Catch of the Week!"

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Ethan Schneider of Olpe, caught this goldfish, Koi or carp (?) at Santa Fe Trails Cove, Council Grove Reservoir while fishing for crappie! 

 
          National Teacher’s Appreciation Week – shouldn’t every week be “Teacher Appreciation Week?”
          If teacher’s jobs were not hard enough the recent acts of violence in schools makes their task even more daunting. Appreciation is the least we should be showing.
          When the subject is teachers most of us start thinking about the teacher or teachers who most influenced our lives.
          In my case that would a plural. My Senior English teacher comes to mind first. She told my mom “Steve will not pass an hour of college English!.
          Al Higgins my Debate Coach challenged me and Mrs. Pitko at Emporia State taught me to write a good business letter.
          But it was Richard Doxtator my sophomore English instructor that really inspired me. He made us do things we didn’t want to do like read Shakespeare and Churchill. Doxstator was borderline rude and hard on athletes, but fair.
          Most important for me in his class was a quote from Winston Churchill that suggested: “Change is the master key.”
          I used that as an excuse or at least qualifier to change jobs some 13 times between finishing college and founding Valu  Line – the Telephone Company in 1982.
          Admittedly I was pretty much taking the great British leader’s words completely out of context, but NOT being afraid to “change” when opportunity knocked worked for me.
          On closer examination, Churchill actually said those words on more than one occasion: Once in the forward to a book about his hobby – painting. And he also said, “Change is the master key. A man can wear out a part of his mind by continually using it and tiring it, just in the same way as he can wear out the elbows of his coat.”
          My conclusion is if I hadn’t heard those words in my sophomore English class and salted them away I might have been stuck in a job I didn’t like because I was afraid to change. Unfortunately, many are.
          Every one of us had experiences in our school days where we learned a lesson that seemed trivial or unimportant at the time that became useful in later years.
          That’s what teachers do – fill our heads with lots of information for us to sift through and decide how and when to use it.
          So, Thank You, Teachers, everywhere for your willingness to educate us all in ways we often didn’t understand.
          And, by the way, I passed 24 hours of college English with a “B” average.
          I’m Steve Sauder and There’s Something to Think About.

 

Wanted: bridge/railroad planks and PC repair 203-1545

For Sale: Craftsman riding mower $175 412-7132

Free: Tom turkey (doesn't like small dogs) 366-2111

For Sale: tomato cages washunga day pins 342-0705

For Sale: recliner lift chairs 342-5196

For Sale: Wrangler jeans, assorted ammo, Bose speakers, people with knowledge of stamp collecting, golf clubs, white sewing machine 443-5181

For Sale: work benches (2) and armoire 481-1756

For Sale: 2 cemetery plots $500 each 342-6009

For Sale: sofa 342-2794

For Sale: Gold's Gym stationary bike and chest freezer $350 (freezer) 437-2410

For Sale: 1999 Mercury Marquee 913-370-2211

Wanted: Junk Washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerator, freezer, washers, dryers, riding and push lawn mowers, air condition, any aluminum, any steel or aluminum rims, old cars and old machineries call 620-366-2679. Will travel anywhere to pick up junk.

Wanted: would like hire someone dig 12 post holes 620 481 1700 or pay someone with tractor post hole digger 481-1700

For Sale: 17 cemetery lot, and pool light and pool sticks for sale 620-481-3791

Wanted: group of people to clean a basement, will pay 344-3214

For Sale: 1999 S10 extreme $800, electric dryer, propane bottles (grill size) $10 each 366-0411

For Sale: 100 gallon poly stock tank. Text for details at 620-794-4714 asking $100

For sale: Sofa with recliners on both ends and TV with remote. All in excellent condition. Call 343 0445.

For Sale: 1991 Basstron boat, needs work, 150 hp Force motor, $500 obo, Craftsman T2000 42" cut, 19 1/2 hp, with bagger $400. 343-1019.

For sale: 1998 Sea-Doo jet ski. New tires new battery new seat cover runs good $1,800 620-366-1101.

For Sale: 17 cemetery lot and pool sticks and pool light for sale cell 620-481-3791

 

PENNY-WISE, POUND-FOOLISH

Sherry Ferguson – Rural Reading

We’ve all heard the phrase “Penny-wise, pound-foolish”.  What does it mean?  It means to be cautious (wise) with small amounts of money but wasteful (foolish) with larger amounts.  

North Lyon County (NLC) residents please remember the November 2017 failed bond election.  NLC patrons were asked to approve a $29 million bond to build a new 6-12 facility, plus spend another $3 million out of capital outlay funds to build the athletic complex.  The board promised to keep the current elementary facilities in Americus and Reading open.  The location of the new facility, one mile from the Emporia School District boundary, was an attempt to stop seventy-nine NLC students (K-12) from attending Emporia Schools.     

Each September the local school board and state entities receive the official student headcount used in funding calculations.  The NLC Board must have considered these numbers in the district finances in order to make this promise of keeping the two elementary schools open.  The new school would have also taken a period of time to design and build.  The September 2017 headcounts in NLC elementary schools were approximately forty-eight at Reading in grades (K-5) and a hundred and seven at Americus in grades (K-5).   During this school year, Reading has shared teachers in a couple of combined classrooms.  

About three months after the bond failed, in February 2018, the board passed a motion to “close” Reading Elementary.   Shortly after, a group of teachers and an established not for profit entity, proposed that a charter school with a dyslexia emphasis be created at Reading.  A charter school is a school with a specialized mission operated within a school district.  These professionals felt it would be a winning solution to put students with special learning needs into classrooms with a smaller number of students and at the same time maybe increase the enrollment in the NLC district.   It was anticipated that it could increase enrollment at Reading by 10-20 students the first year.   Training of the teachers would have been funded by a grant written by the not for profit entity at no cost to the district.  

Studies estimate that one in five students has dyslexia.  NLC was handed an opportunity to explore something positive and create a unique identity for our district.   It was an opportunity to possibly become early leaders and embrace a critical need area in education.  It could have potentially increased enrollment, but more importantly, it was an opportunity to help families struggling with dyslexia issues in our own district and beyond.

Attracting out-of-district students to NLC has been controversial.  The difference in cost/risk to the district and the education mission between these two proposals is enormous.  The bond proposal asked the patrons to borrow millions for a new school and a new sports complex.  ‘New’ could have potentially attracted students to NLC.     With the charter school proposal, there was no huge outlay of money, existing facilities were fine.  The mission, the hope of the charter school, was to make the reading process easier for students. 

The charter school proposal was rejected by the majority of the NLC school board in April, 2018.  They also formally closed Reading Elementary at the end of the 2017-18 school year.       

Reading Elementary does have a smaller enrollment number but it still contains nearly 1/3 of the total (K-5) population of NLC.  There is no guarantee that those students displaced by closing Reading will choose to attend Americus Elementary.  In the fall of 2017, fifty-two (K-12) NLC students chose to attend schools in Mission Valley, Osage City, Lebo and SLC schools.   Will nearly 1/3 of our (K-5) students decide to follow? 

The charter school opportunity did not contain a significant risk to the district nor did it contain a significant cost to the district.   Reading Elementary could have been closed, at a later date, if the charter school had failed to thrive.

Is it possible to be “Penny-Unwise and Pound-Foolish”?

 

 

"Heredity," is defined as "the passing of traits from parents to their offsprings.

It would have been nice to have inherited a few more things from my dad like his skinny body type or his work ethic, but I didn’t get to choose.

One trait I did get from dad and his dad is poor hearing. My granddad wore hearing aids but heard nothing. You know, grandma's constant instructions might have influenced his hearing.

Dad fought his inability to hear forever. It was amazing how well he masked it.

Personally, hearing aids have been my friend for almost twenty years. I just purchased a new set and they are amazing.

I have been wearing the type that fit in your ear and they were large. People seeing my hearing aids wasn't important, I just needed to hear.

Over the past six months, my ability to understand what was being said became a challenge. In conversations, meetings and especially doing radio interviews my ability to understand was compromised.

Keeping the wax cleaned out of my ears and keeping my hearing devices clean helped, but those were temporary fixes.

A month ago my hearing Doc suggested I do a trial run with new – improved hearing aids.

Interestingly, the trial aides didn't have to be fitted to my ear - one size fits all and the newbies are very light and easy to wear.

They are amazing. While my hearing isn't 20/20 to - coin a phrase - it is much improved.

My new hearing aids can be controlled by an App on my cell phone. I now stream my cell phone into my hearing aids. I hear it ring, but others don't and I hear the callers loud and clear. I can stream the radio or recorded music right into my hearing aids and no one else hears it.

Using Bluetooth wireless technology I can turn my cell phone into a receiving microphone to pick up a speaker at meeting thus having the speech delivered to my hearing aides! There's even a function available to be hooked right into a venue's sound system!

My hearing aids are my new best friend - and they are getting friendlier all the time!

If you have hearing loss and haven't checked in to help you are cheating yourself and those around you. In a word, you are being foolish!

Understand now that if you are around me and I act like I didn't hear you - it's probably because I didn't want to.

I'm Steve Sauder.

 

For Sale: local raw honey. Looking for Bee swarms, to pick up. 620 344 0998

Wanted: lawn work 794-7541

For Sale: kids battery powered riding vehicles, aluminum extension ladder, pickup bed cover 343-6417

For Sale: 2015 Honda motorcycle $2900 340-2468

For Sale: California King mattress with cover and sheets $200, antique buffet, couch, table and chairs to give away

For Sale: Wrangler jeans, assorted ammo, Bose speakers, people with knowledge of stamp collecting, golf clubs, white sewing machine 443-5181

For Sale: 21" self propelled mower 343-1604

Wanted: 45" LP records country western music 1973-1980 (Johnny Mathis) 481-0840

For Sale: John Deere 62" mowing deck $600 757-8702

For Sale: sofa 342-2794

For Sale: 21" push mower, hood for Craftsman riding mower, Greenwork electric blower and selling Pecans 342-7370

For Sale: Henry .22 rifle 757-0898

Wanted: Junk Washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerator, freezer, washers, dryers, riding and push lawn mowers, air condition, any aluminum, any steel or aluminum rims, old cars and old machineries call 620-366-2679. Will travel anywhere to pick up junk.

Wanted: would like hire someone dig 12 post holes 620 481 1700 or pay someone with tractor post hole digger 481-1700

For Sale: 17 cemetery lot, and pool light and pool sticks for sale 620-481-3791

For Sale: 16 x 8 foot insulated metal garage door with an electric opener for sale. Asking $400. Call 341-3779 and leave a message.

For Sale: Load of dry oak split small and ready to burn great for fireplace, fire pit or camping. Call or text 366-2850

For Sale: 2 female 12 week old Belgium Shepard/Blue Heeler puppies 620-340-3782

For sale: 1998 Sea-Doo jet ski. New tires new battery new seat cover runs good $1,800 620-366-1101.

Wanted: Tom Turkey or some fertile turkey eggs 214-9662

Wanted: Some one to repair personal PC 203-1545

 

          One of the better explanations for bad things happening to good people is that without bad things we would not appreciate the good things.

          This is especially true for baseball fans.

          Our Kansas City Royals are struggling. After winning the World Series in 2015 they have lost player after player through attrition for the most part beyond their control. Some say ownership isn’t willing to pay, but the reality was greener pastures were available for stars like Ben Zobrist, Johnny Cueto, and Kendrys Morales. Unfortunately, we paid Alex Gordon.

          In 2016 and 17 Royals management tried to compete keeping Hosmer, Cain, and Moustakas, but lost other key players like Wade Davis and Yordono Ventura.

          This year the Royals are in full re-building mode! Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean a roster filled with up and coming prospects, but a group of mostly journeymen while the true prospects are kept in the minor leagues so not to ruin them with premature exposure to the big time.

          While these Royals are painful to watch and it’s not like we haven’t had bad baseball in Kansas City before.

          I’m old enough to remember the A’s arriving in  1955 – I was 9 years old but still remember Joe DeMaestri, Hector Lopez, Gus Zernial, Vic Power and Harry “Suitcase” Simpson, and Bobby Shantz.

          The A’s stayed in Kansas City through the 67 season. They won 69 games twice and 74 games in 1966, but only 62 their last year before owner Charlie Finley moved them to Oakland.

          The Kansas City A’s were awful, but who can forget Shantz who was traded to the Yankees where he became the league MVP! How about Marvelous Marv Throneberry and Campy Campaneras. Roger Maris was in Kansas City also. There was even a mechanical rabbit behind home plate to give the umpires baseballs and a mule behind the outfield fence.

          The Kansas City Athletics were terrible, but we endured!

          In 1969 Ewing Kauffman started the Kansas City Royals. From 69 to 79 the new Royals ramped up and we discovered some cool players with names like Freddy, Cookie, Big John and Famous Amos and a no-hit hurler named Steve. Then came Hal McRae, Frank White, Willie Wilson, Splitt, Leonard, Cone, Sabes, Al Cowans and a guy named George.

          There was a period of Yankee frustration but finally a World Series in 1980. Herzog left and Dick Howser took over and the Royals won it all in 85.

          But then Kansas City fans suffered for nearly 30 years before having another contender, but the love affair never ended. There have been disputes, a strike, several managers and more, but baseball which can be fickle and cruel survives in Kansas City.

          In 2018 our Royals short on talent, but real fans still watch and listen and go to the K. The Royals will no doubt contend again, unfortunately, it may not be in my lifetime!

          I’m Steve Sauder.

 

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