Day: January 2, 2018

Marc Anthony Tapia

Marc Anthony “Coco” Tapia, 53, of Winfield, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. A Mass of Christian burial was held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Winfield. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Winfield. The family greeted friends from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at Shelley Family Funeral Home in Winfield. Marc was born Dec. 30, 1963, in Wellington, to Pedro Ascencion Tapia Sr. and Julia (Hernandez) Tapia. He attended both Winfield and Wellington schools, and graduated from Wellington High School in 1982. Marc was united in marriage to Tracy Minor on June 25, 1994, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Winfield. Marc worked for the City of Arkansas City for six years and most recently worked for the street department. Prior to working for the city, he worked at Calmar Industries for 12 years. “Coco” never met a stranger and he made new friends wherever he went. He enjoyed lifting at the rec center and going to the VFW, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Holy Name Catholic Church. Marc enjoyed watching KU basketball and the Washington Redskins, but more than that, he loved going to his sons’ games and family sporting events. “Coco” loved family and always wanted to put his arm around everyone. Marc is survived by his wife, Tracy...

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SCKMC Auxiliary installs new officers at annual Christmas luncheon

The annual South Central Kansas Medical Center Auxiliary Christmas luncheon was held Dec. 12, 2017. This special event is a time to thank the SCKMC Auxiliary volunteers for their efforts and gifts to the hospital. Every other year, the celebration also includes a special ceremony to officially install the upcoming Auxiliary board members. The following volunteers will hold office for the 2018-19 term: Jo Ann Baker — president; Rose Anstine — past president; Judy Day-Trenary — recording secretary; Anstine — general rreasurer; Jan Bartel — gift shop treasurer; Dee Dee Moore — in-hospital services and membership. Following the installation ceremony, incoming president Baker addressed the general membership. “I appreciate all of you (who) have worked and continue to work,” she said. “We have a lot more work ahead of us. We have to all work together. (The hospital) needs our help, and we need to be here to help them.” The luncheon concluded with a donation from the Auxiliary to the hospital for the purchase of specific equipment items. “Recently, we were given a wish list from the hospital and the Auxiliary has voted to donate these items — a carpet shampooer for the housekeeping department, a wheelchair for ER, a centrifuge for the lab and a kangaroo pump for Med/Surg,” said outgoing president Anstine. A check for $3,792 was presented to SCKMC Chief Financial Officer Holly Harper for the equipment purchases. “On...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration planned Jan. 15 at Southwestern

WINFIELD — Southwestern College will be host to a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Richardson Performing Arts Center. The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge. The theme of the celebration is “What’s Your Calling?” “The celebration will focus on how the life and beliefs of Dr. King can shape us to think about our calling and purpose, just as his calling and purpose was to create change and break down barriers in our society,” said Anjaih Clemons, director of student life at Southwestern College. The featured speaker will be Southwestern College graduate Brock Brown, pastor of Second Missionary Baptist Church in Winfield. The celebration also will feature performances from current students, as well as SC alumni Jeremiah Roberts and Jasmine Jackson. About Southwestern College Southwestern College is a private liberal arts college, founded in 1885 by Methodists in south-central Kansas. Today, its Winfield campus is the residential hub that guides students to lives of meaning and service, with well-rounded academic and extra-curricular offerings attracting traditional-aged students from throughout the nation and world. Southwestern College Professional Studies provides options for online students in any location and has been named a top provider for people serving in the military. The college continues to be affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is accredited by the Higher Learning...

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David Cassidy remembered fondly by fans after passing from dementia

David Cassidy — actor, musician, and heartthrob of the ’70s — died Nov. 21, 2017, at the age of 67 from organ failure due to dementia, after being put into a medically induced coma. He was diagnosed with dementia roughly three years ago and revealed it earlier in 2017 when the events of a disastrous concert had fans questioning his sobriety. Cassidy explained that dementia ran in his family and it had been difficult for him to watch the progress of the disease in other family members, including his mother. His death serves as yet another reminder of the debilitating effects dementia can have on both its victims and their families. Cassidy’s career David Cassidy was born in April 1950 in New York City, the son of fellow actor Jack Cassidy and actress Evelyn Ward. He became famous for his part as Keith Partridge in “The Partridge Family,” on which he co-starred with his stepmother, Shirley Jones. During the show’s first year on air, Cassidy was nominated and won multiple awards for singing and acting. He also had multiple No. 1 singles and records and, over the next several years, grew a fan base that rivaled that of Elvis Presley and the Beatles. Cassidy’s career took off quickly in 1970 when the show began, but four years later, a tragedy struck that was difficult for him to handle. In May 1974,...

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