Joye May

Oct. 22, 1933 – April 13, 2017

VASSAR — Joye May died April 13, 2017, at her home near Vassar. She was 83.

She was born Oct. 22, 1933, at Dourghtay, Okla., the daughter of Thaddeus and Jessie Wilkens Gardenhire.

She lived in Topeka and on Lake Pomona near Vassar for the last 42 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Vassar United Methodist Church.

She married Gentry May, July 27, 1957, at Hugoton. He survives of the home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thaddeus and Jessie; and a sister, Jean Crabtree.

EAT WELL: How to fight food waste

Cheryl Mussatto | MS, RD, LD

One of our most precious commodities we need to survive is food. Food is simply too good to waste. No matter how sustainable a farm may be, if the food is wasted it does no one any good. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, 40 percent of food in the United States goes uneaten. That is more than 20 pounds of food per person every month, which is equivalent to Americans throwing out $165 billion each year.

Tax sale writes off around $100,000

LYNDON — The Osage County Commissioners received a request to consider a resolution finalizing the results of the last tax sale. The sale, which sold delinquent properties from tax years leading up to 2010, regained some money for the county, but left an estimated six figures on the table.

Smoke in the Spring maintains stature, success

OSAGE CITY — Over the past decade, the Smoke in the Spring State Barbecue Championships have slowly grown from a community event to a regionally, state and nationally recognized event.

“I don’t know how to pinpoint it,” said Corey Linton, who has organized the contest for 11 years. “It all comes together. It’s a showcase of Osage City. This is the event people come home for, the event people like to show off and tell people when they go places.”

Easter egg hunts to be held April 15

Osage County will host the following Easter egg hunts for children April 15 around the county.

• Scranton’s annual Easter egg hunt will be 10 a.m. at Scranton City Park.

• Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook, will host its annual Easter egg hunt 10:30 a.m.

• Melvern Easter egg hunt will be 1 p.m. at Melvern City Park.

Cruis’n & Cook’n car show draws 300 vehicles

OSAGE CITY — Approximately 300 entrants participated in the 13th Annual Cruis’n and Cook’n Auto Show. The event was held April 8 in downtown Osage City. The 2017 award winners have been announced.

Club participation, Flatland Cruisers, Emporia; Mayor’s Choice, Lowell Seymour, Topeka; Tom Nordling Memorial, Trent Tyson, Burlingame; Dan Noble Memorial, John Matthews, Lawrence; Craig Ogleby Memorial, Enos Perez, Jr., Humboldt; and Kenny Martin Memorial, Larry and Jolene Hudson, Wamego.

Choice award, 29 and before, Frank Wiseman, Wellsville, and Jack Perry, Osage City.

2017 Spring Sports Edition

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Brooke R. Kendall

Oct. 8, 1945 – March 29, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Brooke R. Kendall, Osage City, died March 29, 2017. He was 71.

He was born Oct 8, 1945, at Kansas City, Mo., the son of Rev. Robert B. and Marian L. Kendall.

He graduated from Baker University and served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War on the aircraft carrier USS KittyHawk.

Price Wilson Speece

March 1, 1946 – April 3, 2017

TOPEKA — Price Wilson Speece, Reading, died April 3, 2017, at St. Francis Health Center, Topeka. He was 71.

He was born March 1, 1946, in Lyon County, the son of Wilson Speece and Helen Jane Christesen. He graduated from the University of Kansas.

He was a member of the U.S. Army. He served with the 101st Airborne. He was a decorated Vietnam War veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Marsha Speece Small.

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