Marlowe Minor (pictured with her mom Meggie) made one year old on Aug. 30. A big party is planned for this darling girl full of personality. The birthday sweet-heart received a new swing and a playground of other gifts. Baby Marlowe had her picture made in front of a celebration tree at In "The Garden Floral and Gifts", Baxter Springs.

Happy August Birthday to Bob Hessee, Carol Martin: Carol and I have the same birthday Aug. 9; Happy Birthday Tammy and Chuck Wilson, Sonjia Kerr, Angela Frazier, Cathy Karnes, Clyde Stansberry, Marisa Hilderbrand, Sharon Rice, Jessica Shaw, Kathy Wammack, Beverly Minter, Paul Howey, Zeb Kerr, Kaitlynn Siefert, and Randy Commons.

Happy August Anniversary to Dustin and Krista Dardenne and a special hello to all my friends at Bethel Church, bcc@bethelbaxter.com. I enjoyed my two visits to this super-church. The adult Sunday school is also excellent.

Happy August birthday to Madison Brittian, Alex Dewey, Julian Mills, Barbara Hall, Jacob Grant, Matthew Tyree, Samantha Sisco, Mike Minor, Jennifer Gaines, Brody Pant, Allen Jones, Linda Crotts, Kim Turner, Jeremy Pant, Skyleigh Bingham (what a pretty name Skyleigh!) Happy birthday Charleigh Ames. Happy Anniversary to Laddie and Nancy Tabor, and Rusty and Melanie Bingham, hey ya'll did good! I enjoyed my visits to friendly First Christian Church/Disciples of Christ and had a good chat with Pastor Cody Graves, fccbaxter@gmail.com

Baxter News bites: Happy September birthday to Steve Shafer and my buddy Megan... Cruise night at Monarch Pharmacy Sept. 15, big car show Oct. 7...slow down for the students...school time...Apostolic Faith Bible College had student orientation Aug. 17...keep former Pastors and Superintendent/instructors Bill and Rhonda Waggoner in prayer for direction on the mission field...Keep new Pastor at Baxter Chapel Cody Harris (979) 733-2099 in prayer, he is a skilled yet simple every day, every person teacher and pastor...keep sister Bev. Jones in your prayers...keep our military in prayer, keep my beloved Air-force son Israel Lyon in prayer, remember families of the Branson tragedy, wounds fade much slower than headlines...God is good, Jesus Saves...

Name Drop, my pleasure to recently meet Kansas 44th Attorney General Derek Schmidt, CCNA Managing Editor Jordan Zabel, our Kansas Senator Richard Hilderbrand, Baxter Mayor Randy Trease, Fr. Mike Simone speaker at the St. Joseph Parrish and Jerry Mitchell, new sheriff at Marvin's Savers Club on Military Avenue.

The bright future you're yearning for will soon enough, sure enough, be your distant past, plan accordingly. Only God can help you up when your down on the very bottom. Whom ever you lean on in life, they will surely let you down. The only exception is also the only way, Jesus Christ.

LOST DOG AT THE DONUT PALACE!- Kanha the boss at the Donut Palace reports the family dog Domino is missing. The dog is four months old now and came up missing from his 6th street home. The huskie is really cute. Call 620-856-2112 Baxter Animal control if you see him, view his picture at the palace counter when you order donut holes or a donut pine-cone. Call Kanha at 469-919-4332, a cash reward of $100 is on the palace table. Dog-gone-it let's get Domino the dog home where he belongs!