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COUNTY RECORD Sunday were Stephanie Sunday morning was 2 9:6-15. Theme Sunday Thursday, No~6mber 6, 2003. Gaff VanderGiesen and Christopher Eakin, Nov. 8. Happy anniversary to Mike and Jane Simmons, Nov. 5. We received a rain Saturday night. Mankato Weather BB Wood, observer was 'Sowing Generously'. evening, was Genesis 'Why Weavers, Nate Weavers, Joel and Mike LaMahieu, Wis., are visiting. Calif., is visiting ' to Donneta Miller, Ben Groenendyk and Beth 2; Roy DeBey, Nov. 6; Tuesday, Oct. 28 59 36 Wednesday, Oct. 29 75 41 Thursday, Oct. 30 48 38 Friday, Oct. 31 48 36 Saturday, Nov. 1 48 30 Sunday, Nov. 2 38 34 Monday, Nov. 3 38 36 Moisture to early OCt. 4 - 1.78 If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. gas? What should you do first? Open the door and leave immediately. yon could have a gas leak aad using your light switch might slmrk a fire doe current. gas is the cleanest burning fuel available and it have an odor, so we add mercaptan - the scent - to warn you there might be a ieag shou!d you do first ff you smell gasT Izave your immediately and call Kamas Gas Service at Your ety Is our -a priority. www.k~ls.0m safe, c/e,Jn and rel/ab/e c/m/oefor natm'a/gas. Buttons, buttons Who's got the buttons? By Gloria Garman-Schlaefli "Button, button, who's got the but- ton7" The name of a long-ago children's game poses a question that could be answered with the name of a local button collector, Jan McCune, Man- kate. There are thousands cff buttons in McCune's collection, begun 25 years ago. She had admired buttons and believed they would be an interesting m collect. Re"It used to be that every grand- mother had a button box or basket that would provide buttons for any item of clothing. This was also what the grand- children loved to play with," McCune said. In the 1860s young female collec- tors arranged buttons in a length known as "charm strings" or"memory strings." Glass buttons were especially popular for charm strings. Legend has it that when the collector had 1,000 buttons on her charm string, her love would appear. McCune said button prices range from just a. few ceres to more than $100. She tells of one button collector who covered his musical instruments, car, coffin and other items with but- tons. Some of her buttons came from garage sales, gifts from friends and relatives, estate sales and castoffcloth- ing. Some of the oldest buttons in McCune's collection were given to her by a friend,DonaWukasinovich. These buttons once belonged to Dona's mother. Some of the older buttons are from the late 1800s, the Victorian E~'a. The largest buttons in the collection are 4 inches. Some of her buttons are very tiny. There are several black jet buttons in hercollection made from black glass. These are from the Victorian era. When the Queen' s beloved Prince Albert died she had black buttons placed on her mourning clothes. McCune has buttons r~ade metal. Some of these have an open design and often ladies would apply perfume to the back of these buttons. Besides the buttons made from gold in her collection, one of the most valu-. able is the Teddy Roosevelt bear but- ton of which she has two. Other mate- rials used to make buttons were pearl and abalone and several of these are also in her collection. Buttons were used more in years past and were most popular during the 1930s. When the zipper and snaps became more popular, buttons were not in demand. Plastic buttons were used more after the 1930s and they came in a wide variety of colors. McCune makes jewelry from but- tons and some of her collection are in frames and hanging on wails in the McCune home and some are kept in glass jars that are displayed through- out the home. She enjoys being able to see her button collection and also en- joys showing them to others. Buttons are in many shapes-- square, triangle, animal shapes, cars, boats, tractors, fish, flowers. Some buttons were purchased while the McCunes lived in other states and in Germany.: However, there isn't a button for every occasion. She laughingly tells about having to sew a button on a shirt. "Would you believe that in all of my collection, I couldn't find a matching button anywhere?" McCune said the buttons are worth more on the original cards. "Older buttons axe getting harder to find. There are a lot of button collectors out there." There are button Collector clubs, but McCune prefers tojust"enjoy" her collection and does not take it as seri- ously as some do. Be prepared for a blizzard, have a sapply of food for 72 hours and make sure you have medicines, baby sup- plies at least and other special needs that will last until the roads are cleared. Bob McCune, Mankato, watches as members of Limestone Ladies Club, Ionia, inspect buttons from the collection of his wife, Jan. When Jan couldn't be present for the meeting, Bob filled in. Women of Limestone Ladies Club, Ionia, (from left) Rosanna Foster, Neva Shoemaker and Karen Meyer, check out hats from the collection of Jan McCune, Mankato. II " -- I BardDii~~iMi:Tlders j Services Acute Inpatient Care, Pediatrics, Swing Beds, Outpatient Care, Long Term Care, Hospice Adult Day Care, Crestvue Cottages, 24 Hour Emergency Room Diagnostic Laboratory, Radiology, EKGs, CT Scans, Holter Monitoring, Stress Testing, Venous and Carotid Doppler Studies, Ultrasound, Sleep Studies, Echocardiograms, Endoscopy, Annual HealthFair, Women's Health Clinic and Kan Be Healthy Clinic Rehabilitation Physical Therapy, Cardian Rehabilitation, Speech and Occupational Therapy Specialty Providers Dan Calderon, M.D ......................................Internal Medicine and Primary Care Rina Mina, M.D .................................................. Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Aamir Hameed, M.D ........................................................................... Cardiology Gary Chingren, M.D .......................................................................... Orthopedics Leon Hughes, P.A.C .................................................................... Family Practice Madlyn Dunston, A.R.N.P .............................................. .............. Family Practice Jewell County Rural Health Clinic ~ Jewell County Hospital 102 South Center, Mankato, Kan., 66956 ~ 100 Cres~'ue, Mankato, Kan., 66956 785-378-3511 785-378-3137 Jewell County Farm Bureau safety poster winners who were honored at at the annual meeting are (back row, from left) Alya Houghton, Shelby Barrett and Allison Wamer; (front) Violette Pinson, Regan Jeffery, Eden Diehl and Adam Hem. Choose a seat in the row next to the Strange but true - Fat chance and emergency exit when flying. You will slim chance mean l, he same thing. get more leg room. (Explore Your C ncalosy with Jim Swan , on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at Jewell Public Library ~- co~ "" Fle~i~ndal and Commercial -""~"~-,, :~ . ~ Termitelnsoecti0ns and Treatments -v i i ii i Installation and Maintenance of ~e~Residential& Commercial Wa~er Featiwes a Jump Springl Call to schedule an apl~intment. There is still ~ ~ lip time to get a feature installed before winter! 785-272-4494 IJ I[I ~I I TIRES MONEYH Learnin8 Quest" is the 529 education savinss program brought to you l~y Kansas State 'l~easurer, Lynn Jenkins, CPA. Managed by American Century" Investments, it offers a way to invest for higher education expenses with the potential for. tax benefits. Contact your financial advisor or call 1-1161F525-7253 Learnic ngQues t Mmi~ by Ka~ State Tnmum L~ Jenkim, CPA. Managed by American Century hwestment Management, Inc. 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