Locals enjoy ‘Wildcat Adventure’


Thane and Sally Baker had a weekend of “Wildcat Adventures” when they recently traveled to their alma mater, Kansas State University, to serve as grand marshals of KSU’s homecoming parade. Thane (KSU class of 1953) and Sally (KSU class of 1956) began their travels on Thursday with an overnight stay at Fort Riley.

The hour-long parade began at 5 p.m. Friday evening, and Thane and Sally, decked out in all purple, headed the festivities while riding in a restored 1963 purple Buick convertible. Their daughter, Catherine, and 10-year-old grandson, David, of Omaha also attended the parade and rode along with Thane and Sally.

The Bakers’ weekend brought many reunions with college friends and even one meeting for Sally with a classmate from her high school days. They saw sites on campus, toured new buildings and facilities, and ended homecoming 2012 with a Wildcat victory.


The Breakfast Club will not meet Wednesday since Thanksgiving is upon us, but will return on Nov. 28. Thank you to everyone who participated in the wonderful salute to our veterans last Wednesday.


Speaking of Thanksgiving, reservations for folks who would like to dine at the clubhouse on the holiday are due as soon as possible.

Three seatings are available on a first come first served basis. Call 817-573-2641 to reserve your table.


For folks who will be dining at home but would like some help with the cooking, turkey and sides are available for purchase from the clubhouse kitchen.

Orders will be taken through tomorrow with pick up on Wednesday afternoon. See “The Columns” for a full menu. Call 817-573-2641 to order.


The Pecan Plantation Ladies Golf Association’s (PPLGA) President’s Choice member/member best ball tournament comes on Tuesday with a 9 a.m. start time. Lunch will follow for ladies who have made reservations. The day will celebrate the LGA’s successful 2012 season. Nov. 27 will also find the ladies participating in the Bobbie Ferguson Scramble.


Joi Keahey, activities coordinator at the Pecan Activities Center (PAC), says the Halloween costume contest and party two weeks ago was a wonderful success. Joi sends her thanks to Glen Rose Medical Center and First National Bank for donating prizes for the day, as well as to face painters Wanda Hayre and Yvonne Sailers and costume judges Mary Kunkel, Lula Pope, Faye Runyan, and Barbara Wilson. The day was filled with arts and crafts, games, and refreshments enjoyed by all who participated.

Congratulations to the youngsters whose costumes garnered awards for the day: Drake Richman, Luke and Grace Ginm, Addison Sims, Kaselyn Thomas, Calli Hampton, Cadence Morisette, Chloe Hampton, Jody Sue Keahey, Blake Palmer, Tyler Seago, Katelyn and Eileen Parker, and Reece Palmer.


“Dodgeball with Missy” is on the calendar for Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the PAC. No sign ups necessary; come for the fun!


Sandra Winfield, chief of Pecan’s emergency medical service, reminds residents that the outside doors of the station remained locked for security reasons. For folks who come during business hours, please ring the bell for service.


Pecan boasted seven men at the recent live fire training in Johnson County. Attending the event were Bill Vogler, Billy Vogler, Jim Adams, Tyler Adams, Brent Owen, Scott Christy, and Noel Hewitt. Thank you to these gentlemen for their service to our community.

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