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Written By Becky Fitzgerald on October 24, 2018

Friends of Meadowlark have a fun and tasty opportunity to support the Meadowlark Foundation’s Good Samaritan Fund when the doors to Cox Bros. BBQ open at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. Brothers Bud and Bobby Cox, sons of Meadowlark Hills resident Ellie Cox, pledge to donate 10% of that day’s proceeds to the Fund during our 5th annual HOGTOBERFEST. Food specials on Oct. 25 at Cox Bros. BBQ, 223 McCall Road, include a pulled pork and chicken slider buffet, available for $9.99 from 11 to 2 p.m., and a hog roast buffet beginning at 5 p.m. for $12.99.

Written By Nathan Bolls on August 23, 2018
Stock photo of an American White Pelican

   Most bird species migrate some with the seasons, but this migration pattern comes in different flavors.  Consulting various authorities, I have identified eight flavors (variations), with the first being that many of the bird species that nest in our area just go south in the fall. I deal here with the seven other variations within which at least a few members of certain species overwinter in eastern KS. I gathered a list of ninety-plus bird species for which at least a few of each spend the winter with us. Not all of these species are mentioned here.

Written By Sarah Duggan on August 9, 2018

Don Rasmussen, Meadowlark Parkinson’s Program participant and resident at Meadowlark Hills, is feeling good these days. It’s August and for the tenth year in row it means the season for the Speedy Pd Race for Parkinson’s disease is in full swing. The event is the main fundraiser for Meadowlark Parkinson’s Program, which provides services for the Flint Hills region to improve the quality of life for all those affected by Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Written By Sarah Duggan on June 26, 2018

I remember my grandfather’s mother. She was beautiful, worldly and raised five boys. I recall spending time with her and that I felt happy and engaged when doing so, although I don’t remember a single thing we ever talked about. We called her Grandma Ruby.

Written By Nathan Bolls on June 8, 2018

   All through the fall, winter, and spring we on campus have been privileged to hear calls of both the barred and great horned owls. Both rank among the largest of owls in North America. Field guides usually describe their calls as follows:  great horned owl, often referred to as the “ hoot” owl—four to six resonant hoots, with rhythms varying with the owl; barred owl—“hoo—hoo—boohoo,” That comes out as a slightly shrill and insistent “Who cooks for you?” The barred owl also sometimes calls during the day.

Written By Jeff Heidbreder on June 1, 2018

The 2018 Meadowlark Wellness Olympiad has come to a close! It was a fun six weeks and the participants spent many hours being active. Totaling up the physical activity from all of our participants, they completed roughly 887 hours during the Olympiad. Great job and keep moving!

   The competition was tight until the very end and came down to the final challenge at the post party. Team Germany (Cam Beatty, Don and Bea Rasmussen) were able to pull out the narrow victory, keeping their winning streak alive. Cam, Don and Bea have now won the Olympiad for three straight years!

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on May 24, 2018

   The C. of C. Clyde Jones’s name stands for Clifton, but it could very well stand for “Community”. A seemingly tireless leader, mentor, consultant, philanthropist, and volunteer, Jones at 95 is a friend and inspiration to many people and many Manhattan area causes and organizations.
    A volunteer award given annually by Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce bears his name, as do a Wildcat football career development program, a charity 5K fun run and walk, and a graduate scholarship in business administration.

on May 11, 2018

    During a 24-hour period last month, 55 local non-profit endowment funds received more than $528,000 from nearly 1000 donors. Local business leader and former Meadowlark Hills board member Phil Howe provided more than $240,000 in matching dollars, bringing the total raised during the 6th annual Grow Green Match Day to more than $768,000!

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on April 13, 2018

The 6th Annual Grow Green Match Day on Friday, April 20, is a tremendous opportunity for the Manhattan community and Meadowlark Foundation. On that day, donations made through the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation to participating nonprofit agencies will receive a 50% match that can be used for their most crucial needs. What a great way to do "more good" for our friends and neighbors!

Written By Jeff Heidbreder on March 22, 2018

Registration for the 2018 Meadowlark Wellness Olympiad is now open! Registration forms can be found at the Hospitality Desk and completed forms should be placed in the drop box at the same location. Sign your team up before the registration deadline of Monday, April 2.

The Olympiad will start with the Kick-off Party from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 6, in the Community Room where we will distribute participant materials, review the rules and hold the first Team Challenge. 

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