Oral History: Marge Warren, centenarian, by Suzanne Vining

January 31, 2018

This oral history interview was conducted by Suzanne Vining with Marge Warren, age 100, a resident of Eagle Estates, Independence, Kansas, in May, 2017.

These are Marge's hands:

 

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Six Table Stories: The Wheelchair Is A Body Part, Just Not A Very Interesting One By James D. Fischer

January 31, 2018

This is the sixteenth episode of Six Table Stories. “Six Table Stories” are completely mythical, and all involve the people in a completely mythical small community known as Six Table. All the stories were written by James D. Fischer. Some of the stories began as short plays, some have been wrestled into reading shape from short stories. A few have been published, in small anthologies. The players are a gracious volunteer outfit, the site you’re listening to is put up by the Independence, Kansas Public Library, which continues to be an adventurous outfit whose adventures have been nationally recognized.

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Six Table Stories: A Fine Fit by James D. Fischer

January 31, 2018

This is the fifteenth episode of Six Table Stories. “Six Table Stories” are completely mythical, and all involve the people in a completely mythical small community known as Six Table. All the stories were written by James D. Fischer. Some of the stories began as short plays, some have been wrestled into reading shape from short stories. A few have been published, in small anthologies. The players are a gracious volunteer outfit, and the site you’re listening to is put up by the Independence, Kansas Public Library, which continues to be an adventurous outfit whose adventures have been nationally recognized.

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Six Table Stories: His Legacy by James D. Fischer

January 26, 2018

This is the fourteenth episode of Six Table Stories. “Six Table Stories” are completely mythical, and all involve the people in a completely mythical small community known as Six Table. All the stories were written by James D. Fischer. Some of the stories began as short plays, some have been wrestled into reading shape from short stories. A few have been published, in small anthologies. The players are a gracious volunteer outfit, and the site you’re listening to is put up by the Independence, Kansas Public Library, which continues to be an adventurous outfit whose adventures have been nationally recognized.

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Six Table Stories: Quilts and Caskets by James D. Fischer

January 26, 2018

This is the thirteenth episode of Six Table Stories. “Six Table Stories” are completely mythical, and all involve the people in a completely mythical small community known as Six Table. All the stories were written by James D. Fischer. Some of the stories began as short plays, some have been wrestled into reading shape from short stories. A few have been published, in small anthologies. The players are a gracious volunteer outfit, and the site you’re listening to is put up by the Independence, Kansas Public Library, which continues to be an adventurous outfit whose adventures have been nationally recognized.

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Author Reading: Little Magpie and The Wild Pony Hunt by Sue Snow (Marilyn Johnson)

January 26, 2018

Independence, Kansas author Marilyn Johnson, writing under the pen name Sue Snow has published her first children's book "Little Magpie and the Wild Pony Hunt.

She is currently working on "Little Magpie and Honey," book 2 of Little Magpie and Honey Adventures. This is the story of Little Magpie and her pony Honey. She discovers that her pony is highly intelligent, is a comedian and a jokester. She trains Honey first with verbal and then with hand commands much like we train dogs. Honey plays lots of tricks on the Magpie, Broken Tooth, the medicine man and the entire village during their sessions, all the while snickering in laughter at her clever tricks! Little Magpie then discovers that Honey is attuned to her Dream Walking so she trains her to hear nonverbal commands without hand signals.

 The book centers on the two of them working together in two separate events. The first one wins the freedom of a young mother whose toddler was drowning. The warrior Black Snake of the Yellow Bear Eaters rescue the young boy and, as a prize for the rescue, claim the mother for his wife. Little Magpie and Honey trick him by getting him to agree to a wager that the warrior thinks he is sure to win. The second event is a rescue by Little Magpie and Honey of a little girl, Yellow Flower, of the People of the Deer who is kidnapped by the Badger People. After the rescue, the two are pursued through the Painted Mountains by the Badgers, as they try to steal back the child, and by Black Snake who wants revenge on Little Magpie and Honey. As they continue on their dangerous journey, Little Magpie tells Yellow Flower many stories of their People and how Grandmother Moon and Grandfather Sun shaped the mountains and the tall hoodoos they are traveling through.

Her book Little Magpie and The Wild Pony Hunt can be purchased at Magnolia Scents by Design, 106 N Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301 or by calling (620) 331-8900. Check out their website: Magnolia Scents by Design

The book can also be purchased on amazon.

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Author Interview: Marilyn Johnson, pen name Sue Snow

January 26, 2018

Marilyn Johnson has been active in literary arts for several years. She is a member of the Kansas Authors Club and is the Publicity and Writers in the Community Chairs. She has also served as Secretary for District 3, southeast Kansas of the Kansas Authors Club and is presently the Membership Chair for District 3. Besides the book Little Magpie and the Wild Pony Hunt, she is working on a sequel to that book as well as an adult time travel book, "Dancing In Time" book one of her Time Keeper series. Marilyn and her husband Ace of 17 years owned and operated Glencliff Farm Bed Breakfast and Spa for five years. She ran the day spa and trained several massage therapists over the years, offering a full range of day spa packages. She and her husband sold the Bed and Breakfast in 2004 and Marilyn resumed a private massage practice in Independence until 2014 during which time she retired and has worked on her writing full time since then. In 2017 she organized the Independence Inksmith Writers group that meets every 4th Saturday of each month at 11:00 at Ane Maes Coffee and Sandwich shop in Independence. Each meeting features a program with guest speaker on one of the many areas of writing from fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, journalism, self-publishing and social media marketing just to name a few. The meetings are open to the public and there are neither dues nor formal membership.

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Blog: Moore or Less, Little Messes, by Liz Moore

January 26, 2018

Liz Moore is the author of a weekly newspaper column titled "Moore or Less" that appears on Sundays in the Independence Daily Reporter.

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Blog: Moore or Less, A Dark Side to Invention, by Liz Moore

January 26, 2018

Liz Moore is the author of a weekly newspaper column titled "Moore or Less" that appears on Sundays in the Independence Daily Reporter.

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Blog: Moore or Less, Call 911 or the Cat, by Liz Moore

January 26, 2018

Liz Moore is the author of a weekly newspaper column titled "Moore or Less" that appears on Sundays in the Independence Daily Reporter.

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Six Table Stories: The Responsibility Lecture by James D. Fischer

January 26, 2018

This is the twelfth episode of Six Table Stories. “Six Table Stories” are completely mythical, and all involve the people in a completely mythical small community known as Six Table. All the stories were written by James D. Fischer. Some of the stories began as short plays, some have been wrestled into reading shape from short stories. A few have been published, in small anthologies. The players are a gracious volunteer outfit, and the site you’re listening to is put up by the Independence, Kansas Public Library, which continues to be an adventurous outfit whose adventures have been nationally recognized.

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Blog: Moore or Less, Undoing Writer’s Block, by Liz Moore

January 25, 2018

Liz Moore is the author of a weekly newspaper column titled "Moore or Less" that appears on Sundays in the Independence Daily Reporter.

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