Sunday, March 23, 2014

Annual Lions Club Fish Fry

The Barnard Lions Club Annual Fish Fry is on Saturday, March 29th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Things Of Interest by Charlene Watson (Are They REALLY True?)

     When I read this I couldn't resist sending it in for the Barnard Banter. There are some really good facts in here and also some pretty weird ones. (Especially the no belching because there is no gravity and the nasty mouthwash part.)  All in all, I thought there  some interesting facts that people (like me) didn't know before. --- Charlene Watson       
                    Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.
Astronauts can't belch - there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.
Ancient Roman, Chinese and German societies often used urine as mouthwash.
The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion to shave them off!
Because of the speed at which Earth moves around the Sun, it is impossible for a solar eclipse to last more than 7 minutes and 58 seconds.
The night of January 20 is "Saint Agnes's Eve", which is regarded as a time when a young woman dreams of her future husband.
It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!
Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years .
Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end .
If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related diseases.
Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals
Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.
The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.
Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent
Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless it's heated above 450?F
The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean
The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man
Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density
The University of Alaska spans four time zones
The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.
In ancient Greece , tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.
Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
A comet's tail always points away from the sun
The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent
Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.
The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.
If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.
When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight
In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed
Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside
Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams
The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year
The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust
Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters
Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy
Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down
Everything weighs one percent less at the equator
For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off
The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.
And last but not least:
In 2012, December has 5 Mondays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays. This apparently happens once every 823 years!


City Coucil Minutes for April, May, and June 2013

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Pastor Dennis

Dennis Finch, pastor at the Baptist church in Barnard, is having surgery on Monday the 13th.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Friday, January 10, 2014


The Barnard city council was accepting bids for the cafe building in Barnard, Kansas.  The city had advertised for the previous month for interested parties to purchase the building with the city reserving the right to refuse any and all bids.  Two bids were received.  One bid was for $2500 and was submitted by Gary Segal who was from Hunter.  His intention was to run it as a cafe.  It would have benefited Barnard by continuing as a restaurant.  The other bid was from Barnard city council member, Nancy Houghton, for $3000.  Nancy said she was going to use it to house her arts and crafts and possibly her baking.  She has no intention of running it as a restaurant.  The city went with coucilperson Houghton's bid.

The cafe had troubles remaining open since Betty Loy closed her cafe, Betty's Place, over a decade ago.  Since then, several had tried to run it but those efforts were plagued by arbitrary hours of operation, varying quality of food, and hospitality.  A few years ago, angel donors donated money to the city for the purchase and maintenance of the building in hopes that it would continue to be a vibrant part of community life as a restaurant.  The last tenant vacated the building about a year ago after being in business a year.  During the last part of 2013, a pipe burst causing damage and the city collected $6000 in money from the insurance company for repairs.  The city decided to keep the money and place the building up for sale as is leaving the U.S. Postal Service as the only downtown business left in Barnard.  The Cargill leased elevator continues to serve coffee and candy for the morning social crowd.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Barnard City Council Minutes for January, February, and March of 2013

I realized I neglected to post the 2013 council minutes.  I will get them posted.  I will not post the agendas or all of the financials.  I do have them on file if there are any requests.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013