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From Farm to Fork, Educating Kids About Food

In the past few years, children have become less aware of where their food comes from. If asked where such things as eggs, flour or sausage come from they would most likely reply that it comes from the store. Many kids do not realize that their food originates, for the most part, on the farm. Hamilton County Extension Agent, Stephanie Einspahr helped local students learn about where their food originally comes from by making pizzas.

“I have always done ag-related school programs in every county I have been an agent in,” Einspahr said. 

Einspahr has noticed that even children who live in an agriculturally-based community do not know about the industries that drive the community.

Last Friday, March 6, Einspahr talked to a group of second graders at Syracuse Elementary to talk to them about farmer’s pizza. 

“First we talked about pizza and how it is one of America’s favorite foods. I have fun facts about how many slices of pizza are eaten every day, the favorite and least favorite toppings and about how pizza is popular all around the world,” Einspahr said.

After talking about pizza and some of their favorite toppings, the discussion was tied back to agriculture and how without farmers, some popular foods may not be accessible. Then all the ingredients of the pizza were broken down and where the ingredient is typically grown was mentioned. 

Kansas farmers can be thanked for the crusts that are made from flour which comes from wheat. Cheese is a product of the milk that comes from the dairies. The beef also comes from the cattle processed in this area as well as pork products such as the sausage and pepperoni.  

Kids also learned about how the sauce comes from tomatoes and the peppers onions and other vegetables come from farms or even from their own backyard gardens. 

Normally at this point a snack relating to the lesson would be served to the kids. This year Kris Jantz suggested letting the kids make a pizza. So after the lesson, all the kids walked down to Mrs. Pollart’s FACS class to make pizza. Students were split up into groups of four to five individuals. Each group had their own pizza crust, sauce, cheese and toppings. They then put together a pizza, baked it and consumed the pizza.

“It was a lot of fun and I think the kids really enjoyed it,” Einspahr said.

Joan Marie Bushman

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Funeral service for Joan Marie Bushman, age 81 of Enid, Okla. was held Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Maine Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Tom Pullin officiating. Burial was in the Alva Cemetery in Alva, Okla. with arrangements by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home and Crematory. 

 

Joan was born on Jan. 2, 1934 in Hopeton, Okla. to Charles A. and Nola (Ipson) Nelson, and passed on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

 

Joan grew up on the family farm east of Hopeton and graduated from Colorado Springs Bible College Academy.  On June 7, 1951 she married Jerald Bushman at Pleasant View Church near Dacoma, Okla.   They lived in Bethany and Newkirk, Oklahoma and later moved to Arkansas. Their next move took them to Oakley, Sharon Springs, Argonia and Syracuse, Kan.  In 1980 they moved to Sedona, Ariz., where they lived for 20 years. They moved back to Oklahoma in 2000, to be near family. After four years in Woodward, they moved to Enid in 2004.   Joan worked many years in hospitals and nursing homes as a nursing assistant.   She also worked as a doctor’s assistant for 18 years in Arizona. She was a member of Maine Church of the Nazarene. Her favorite hobby was China Painting. Joan loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, who were the light of her life. Her laughter was infectious and her smile beautiful.

 

Joan fulfilled the role of the virtuous woman described in Proverbs 31:10-31.  She was a very very good wife, mother, and pastor’s helper, being a kind and loving person, faithful and true all her life, the very best.

 

Joan is survived by her husband Jerald Bushman of the home; 4 children Dwight (Roxine) Bushman of Wakita, Okla., Dennis (Sheri) Bushman of Alva, Douglas (Laurie) Bushman of Enid, and Donna (Mark) Davis of Syracuse, Kan.; 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, Jaime (Craig) Ricke, and their children, Tatum and Trendon, of Alva, Shayna (Isaac) Hawkes, of Mesa, Ariz., Jared (Rachel) Bushman, and daughter, Adelaide, of Enid, Brandon (Amelia) Bushman, and their children, Lydia, Landon, Maesyn, of Alva, Jeff (Mary) Davis, of Denver, Colo., Nick (Joanne) Bushman, of Chicago, Ill.,  Dr. Jonathan (Jana) Bushman, and children, Avery and Aidan, of Enid, Randy (Brittany) Davis, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Ashleigh (Matt) Walter, of Temecula, Calif.; 2 sisters Delores Gruner of Lakeside, Calif., and Wanona (Charles) Newlin of Alva; numerous nephews, nieces, and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Maine Church of the Nazarene or the Gideons.  Guestbook is available at www.andersonburris.com.

Pauline Peterson

Pauline Peterson, age 92, of Johnson, Kan. died Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Hamilton County Hospital in Syracuse, Kan.  She was born Aug. 5, 1922 in Gray County, Kansas, the daughter of Harry and Jeanie (Wilson) Jacques.


Pauline grew up in Greeley County, Kan.  She attended school and graduated from Greeley County High School and continued her education at Dodge City Community College.  Pauline married Charles R. Peterson on Aug. 16, 1942.  She was a homemaker and farm wife.  She loved the land and wheat.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, growing flowers and tomatoes, playing cards, and was an avid KU basketball fan. 


She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Hinton-Walker and husband John of Potomac, Md., and Janet Thomeczek and husband Tommy of Syracuse, Kan.; one brother, Denton (Bud) Jacques of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Betty Bailey of Cimarron, Kan., and Alice Wagner of Scotts Bluff, Neb.; six grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. 


She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles in 1993; son and daughter-in-law, Michael James Peterson and wife Sally; daughter, Candace Jean Peterson; brother, Don Jacques; and sisters, Irene Hunt and Ethel Stotts. 


Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Fields Memorial Wesleyan Church in Johnson with Pastor Kurt Rovenstine officiating. Interment will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson.  Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2015 at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson.  Memorial contributions may be given to the American Diabetic Association in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, Kansas 67855.


 

Gary Dean Herrold

Gary Dean Herrold, 71, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 1:02 a.m., Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 while in the company of family members, at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita, Kan., the result of a recent stroke. 

Gary was born in McPherson, Kan. on July 3, 1943, a son of Erma Dolores (Osborne) and Joyce Byron Herrold.


Gary attended Santa Fe Country School, and graduated from McPherson High School. He then attended and graduated from Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas where he met the girl of his dreams. Gary and Janie lived in McPherson since August 1965 until 1972 when they moved to Syracuse, Kan. They lived in Syracuse until May of 1989 when they moved back to McPherson. 


He was a member of McPherson Church of Christ in McPherson, Pheasants Forever, and the N.R.A.


Gary worked for Cargill of McPherson and Farmers State Bank of Galva before working as Vice President for the Valley State Bank of Syracuse, and worked for worked for Cowtown Feed lot, both of Syracuse, was a farmer, worked for the Blakely Insurance Company and was currently working as a Crop Adjuster for the Great American Insurance Company. He really enjoyed the friendships that developed through all these associations. 


Gary was an avid hunter and enjoyed escorting his Ohio friends on guided hunts annually at Syracuse, and watching movies, gardening, golfing, Bullpup basketball, and traveling with Ardie. 


Gary Dean Herrold was united in marriage to Janie Nell Harper on August 31, 1963 at Lawton, Okla. To this incredible union were born two sons. Janie died on Nov. 12, 2007. 


Gary is survived by his son, Gregg D. Herrold, of McPherson; his granddaughters Paige M. Luthi and her husband Travis, of Salina, Kan. and Georgia D. Herrold, of McPherson; his great-granddaughter, Madilyn Luthi; his soul mate, Ardie Streit, of McPherson; his sister, Dolores Dotson and her husband Jim, of Kansas City, Kan.; his brother, Ralph Herrold, of Kansas City, Kan.; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.


Gary was preceded in death by his parents, J.B. and Erma Herrold, his wife Janie H. Herrold, his son, Grant Douglas Herrold, and a brother Vaughn Ray Herrold.


A memorial service will be held at the McPherson Church of Christ, McPherson, Kansas, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015 with Mr. Gary Witcher officiating. 


Family request donations to the Maude Carpenter Children's Home through the Church of Christ, McPherson or McPherson County Pheasants Forever and they can all be sent in care of the Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.

 

Joe D. Glazier

Joe D. Glazier, age 54, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Via Christi- St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kan.  Joe was born Dec. 28, 1960 in Syracuse, Kan., the son of William A. (Al) & Vivian Dusenbery Glazier. He was a 1978 graduate of Martinsville High School in Martinsville, Texas.  Joe was a truck driver and had been a Greeley County resident since 1980 relocating from Martinsville. On August 29, 1981 he married Shawna Paxman in Tribune, Kan.


He is survived by his wife, Shawna Glazier of Horace, Kan.; a daughter, Courtney & Jordan Harney of Tribune; his mother, Vivian Glazier of Killeen, Texas; five siblings, Al & Carolyn Glazier of Nacogdoches, Texas, Diane Fleishman from Texas, Paul & Lydia Glazier of Killeen, Grover & Margaret Glazier of Knob Noster, Mo., Mary & Lee Tresner of Nacogdoches, and Sue & John Tackett of Killeen. He was preceded in death by his father, William Glazier, and son, Christopher Glazier in 2009.


Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Tribune with Shanon Schneider officiating. Burial will be in Greeley County Cemetery in Tribune.


Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Tribune, Kansas.


Memorials may be given to the Joe D. Glazier Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at priceandsons.com

Nellie Pearl (Roberts) Rector

Nellie Pearl (Roberts) Rector, age 98, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Memorial Living Center in Johnson, Kan. She was born on March 14, 1916 in Syracuse, Kan., the daughter of Leslie Roberts and Gertrude (Hixson) Roberts.

 

Pearl was a lifetime resident of Hamilton County where she was born on a farm east of Syracuse. She attended Syracuse High School, graduating in 1934. On February 11, 1934, she married Oscar Enoch Rector in Cimarron, Kan. To this union two daughters were born, Dixie and Judith. Oscar and Pearl farmed in Hamilton County until they retired and moved to Syracuse in 1964. They enjoyed many winters in Zapata, Texas with family and friends. On May 1, 2014, they moved to Memorial Living Center in Johnson, and resided their until her passing. 


Pearl was an avid rose gardener, an accomplished china painter, and a sports enthusiast. But most of all she supported her children and grandchildren in their sports and school activities.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Gertrude Roberts; one daughter, Judith Kohlhorst; two brothers, Lewis Roberts and Marvin Roberts; and three sisters, Bernice King, Grace Helm, and Ethel Tope.


She is survived by her husband, Oscar Rector of Johnson; one daughter, Dixie (& husband Barney Jr.) Akers of Kendall, Kan.; one brother, Jack (& wife Neola) Roberts of Garden City, Kan.; one sister, Phebe Reid of Wichita, Kan.; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; four great great grandchilren; and numerous family members and friends.


A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Syracuse. Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Syracuse Cemetery in Syracuse.


Condolences may be sent to fellersfh@yahoo.com. In Lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be payable to Memorial Living Center, sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100.

 

Dr. Scott Farrar McFadden

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Dr. Scott Farrar McFadden passed away suddenly Jan. 24, 2015. He is now with the Lord in his heavenly home. A memorial service was held at GracePoint Church in Coppell, Texas. 

 

Scott was born in 1953 and raised in Syracuse, Kan. where he shared many small town adventures with his childhood friends and family. Even in his early years, he was an individual of many interests and talents. Scott thrived on the challenge and competition of sports playing various sports through high school – football, basketball, track and tennis. Scouting, family vacations, summers lifeguarding and working at Wagner Nursery were all part of his youth. Raised to love music, his mother insisted on hours of practice each day and he learned to play the piano and guitar along with his favorite, the trumpet.

 

Scott became an accomplished lifetime trumpet player, playing through his school years, in the University of Kansas Marching Band, and various jazz ensembles and bands as a hobby after he moved to Texas. In 2012, he recorded a CD of his mother’s favorite hymns as a keepsake for her and for family. Just last May Scott and his mom traveled back to Syracuse for the annual Memorial Day weekend celebration. Scott played the Star Spangled Banner for the town parade and hymns at the church. Scott had even played for some friends the very day of his passing. An avid reader and always stretching and learning, Scott was also involved with the DFW Writer’s Workshop for a number of years. He authored several stories and even tried his hand at a novel.

 

After earning his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Scott was accepted into the graduate program at the University of Texas Health Science Center / Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where he was awarded his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology. Scott continued to have a passion for science but later embraced various business and entrepreneurial pursuits. He was co-founder and President of CSW Corp. a marketing and promotional products business. Son Mark helped with special projects out of college; son Matt joined the business full time.

 

While Scott brought his enthusiasm, energy and brilliance to all he did, his greatest treasure and love was his family. Together with Betsy his wife of 41 years, they were blessed with the loves of their lives, sons Matt and Mark. Scott was devoted to his family and over the years he spent many hours coaching all their youth sports, especially soccer, football, and baseball. In the process, he also took interest in and coached many of their childhood friends and teammates.

 

Scott was preceded in death by his father Charles F. McFadden. He is survived by wife Betsy Adams McFadden, sons Matthew Stirling and Mark Farrar McFadden; mother Geraldine Farrar McFadden of Temple, Texas; sisters Charrie Lynn Jenkins, Arkansas City, Kan. and Jan Jae White, Leoti, Kan.; brother Charles Jon McFadden, Arnold, Calif.; Uncle Jay M. Farrar, Oceanside, Calif.; along with many nieces, nephews and extended family. Scott will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

Those wishing to donate to a memorial in Scott’s name should send contributions to Marla Hoyt Lord, c/o SHS class of 1971, 4543 Toyon Dr., Billings, MT 59106. The memorial will benefit Syracuse schools. 

Frank Chavez Ortiz

Funeral services for former Holly, Colo. resident Frank C. Ortiz, affectionately known as Francisco, Kiko, or Pancho will be held at 10 a.m. with rosary at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 at St. Francis De Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Father Charles Sena officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, Colo. with family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Interment will be held the following day, Thursday, Feb. 12, at 9:30 a.m. at the Holly Cemetery. 


Frank Chavez Ortiz was born on Jan. 28, 1926 to Louis and Pomposa (Chavez) Ortiz in Holly. He passed away at University Medical Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M. at the age of 89.


Frank was raised in Holly along with 13 other siblings. He was a decorated veteran of WWII, proudly serving our country as an antitank gun crewman during the war. He moved his family to Albuquerque following the war in 1951 and worked for the Sante Fe Railroad for 37 years as a master mechanic. 


He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman and an extremely talented artist and wood carver. Frank was known to many in his hometown of Belen, N.M. as the “Santero”. Thanks to his years working on the railroad, he was also a great auto mechanic and had converted his garage to an auto repair shop where he enjoyed doing repairs on anything anyone brought to him. Frank lived a long, beautiful, happy life and he will be dearly missed. 


Frank is survived by estranged spouse, Elsie Ortiz; his children, Frances and husband, Rick Cordova, Franklin and wife, Elizabeth Ortiz, Delores Romero, Estela Ortiz, Natividad and husband, Bill Bateman, Anthony Ortiz and Maria P. Hunter; grandchildren, Veronica Thomas, Michael Ortiz, Marquez Ortiz, Eric Ortiz, Donald Delzer, Darren Delzer, Monica Hemmert, Julia Bales, Ben Hunter, Heather Hunter, Sara Hunter, and Seth Hunter; great grandkids, Devan, Marcelo, Isabella, Mia, Damian, Jehsi, Aiden, Landon, Enrique, Anabel, Nicholas, Theodore, Griffin, Sammy, Kelsey; and siblings, Mary, Blaza, Minne, Bob and Mary Angel (Gloria).


He is preceded in death by his first wife, Isabel Ortiz Sheldon; parents, Luis and Pomposa Ortiz; and siblings, Nestora Lopez, Domingo Ortiz, Cidro Ortiz, Marcial Ortiz, Pancho Ortiz, Crestino Ortiz, Antonio Ortiz, Jessy Ortiz, and Gerardo Ortiz.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 950, Lamar, CO, 81052.

Sherri Ann (Wade) Trussell

Sherri Ann (Wade) Trussell, age 54, passed away from a sudden illness on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 at the St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kan. She was born on Oct. 16, 1960 in Garden City, the daughter of Lloyd Herman and Geraldine Mader.

 

Sherri began her life in Garden City, and she attended Garden City High School.

 

On Sept. 9, 1979, she married Cyril Weilert Jr., they later divorced. To this union five children were born Brandon, Bradley, Branna, Kammie, and Brandee. Sherri worked at various places including the Garden City Co-op, Steve Burgess Rental, Kearny County Bank, but most importantly she was a homemaker for the last five years taking care of her families every need. On May 18, 2001, she married Justin Van Trussell in Kendall, Kan. and they made their home in Kendall, and she resided there until her untimely passing.

 

Sherri enjoyed ceramics, arts and crafts, scrap-booking, and had a special place in her heart to spend time with her grandkids.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd Herman and Geraldine Mader; three daughters, Branna Weilert, Kammie Weilert, and Brandee Weilert.

 

She is survived by her husband, Justin Van Trussell of Kendall; two sons, Brandon (& wife Natasha) Weilert of Garden City, and Bradley Weilert of Kendall; two brothers, Larry (& wife Kimberly) Wade of Shipshewana, Ind., and Terry (& wife Debbie) Wade of Kendall; one sister, Melody (& husband Richard) Hixon of Dodge City, Kan.; three grandchildren, Makinzy & Ty Weilert of Garden City, and Kaybrie Weilert of Syracuse, Kan., and numerous family members and friends.

 

A Celebration Of Life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 from 1 to 5 p.m. (MST) at the Kendall Community Building in Kendall.

 

Condolences may be sent to fellersfh@yahoo.com. In Lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be payable to The Budget Shop, sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, P.O. Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100.

JoAnna (Jody) Mae Unruh

JoAnna (Jody) Mae Unruh, 83, passed away Jan. 29, 2015, at the Sterling Presbyterian Manor, Sterling, Kan.

 

She was born May 10, 1931 in Great Bend, Kan. the daughter of Otto Joseph and Helen Marie Stejskal Folkerts.  A longtime area resident, she was a teacher.

 

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, past member of the American Legion Auxiliary serving as a girl’s counselor for the State American Legion program and was the county chairman for the Republican Party, all of Larned.  She also was on the state of Kansas Hospice Board.

 

On Jan. 17, 1950, she married Junior Chester Unruh in Albert, Kan.  He passed away Nov. 20, 2010.

 

Survivors include: a son, Joe Don Unruh, La Crosse, Kan.; two grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Folkerts. 

 

Cremation has taken place and services may be held at a later date.

 

Memorials may be given to the JoAnna Mae Unruh Memorial Fund or the Larned EMS in care of

 

Beckwith Mortuary, Box 477 Larned, KS 67550 is charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be left at www.beckwithmortuary.com.

Harold Wesley Splitter

Funeral services for Harold Wesley Splitter will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Holly, Colo. with Pastor Ralph Plummer officiating.  Visitation was held at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly on Thursday with the family present to receive friends. Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery. 

 

Harold was born on March 4, 1933 to Wesley Simon and Ella Pauline (Williams) Splitter in Geneseo, Kan. He passed away on Jan. 31, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the age of 81. 


Harold married Mary Ann Schroeder on Nov. 11, 1956 in Perryton, Texas. Shortly after their marriage, the two moved to Colorado. He was employed in various occupations until 1970 when he was employed by the Thunderbird Livestock and Land Company until retiring in 1996 to go to work on the family farm in Sheridan Lake, Colo. Mary Ann passed away on June 4, 1997.  Harold met Karen Kaye Willis in 1999 and the two joined families on February 9, 2000.


Harold is survived by his wife, Kaye of Holly; daughters, Beverly and husband, Gary Medlock of Lacrosse, Kan., Linda Grayson of Columbia, Mo., and Paula and husband, John Martin of Rogers, Ark.; sons, Steve and wife, Kelley Splitter of Orlando, Fla., Gary and wife, Lori Willis of Lander, Wyo., Quintin and wife, Stephanie Willis of Colorado Springs, Colo., Darren and wife, Katrina Willis of Las Animas, Colo., and Shane and wife, Aletia Willis of Denver, Colo.; and siblings, Estella Christiansen of Jefferson City, Mo., Eugene and wife, Judy Splitter of Sheridan Lake, Marcella and husband, Dennis Cockroft of Holly, Gilbert Splitter of Rohnert Park, Calif., Barbara and husband, Roy Stokes of Gering, Neb., and Dorothy and husband, Bill Frey of Holly. Harold is also survived by 28 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, numerous other relatives and a host and friends. 


Harold is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann; parents, Wesley and Pauline Splitter; and brother-in-law, Calvin Christiansen. 


Memorial contributions can be made to Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, PO Box 510, Lamar, CO 81052 in Harold’s name. 


For more information or to leave online condolences, please visit www.valleymemorialfc.com.