EAT WELL TO BE WELL: Five foods that nourish your brain

Boosting our brain power in whatever way we can is advisable as the rates of Alzheimer’s disease keeps climbing. More than five million Americans 65 or older or about one in nine currently has this fatal condition. Diagnoses are forecast to triple by 2050. Anything we can do to blunt this prediction we should embrace.

One way is by making smart food choices. That’s because eating a healthy diet can have a positive influence on feeding our brain the foods it needs to nourish it.

Former KanBuild owner found dead in apparent suicide

OSAGE CITY—The former owner of KanBuild Inc., a major modular homes company that operated in Osage City, was found dead this week.

At 4:37 p.m. June 23rd, officers of the Osage City Police Department were dispatched to a possible suicide discovered by an employee of Asset LifeCycle, LLC, in the parking lot of the facility, 126 Nichols Road, Osage City, Kansas.

New leadership, events lead off Osage City fair

OSAGE CITY—The Osage County Fair is set to kick off this weekend with the horse show, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Lyndon Saddle Club Arena. Events will continue 7 a.m. June 29 when the fairgrounds in Osage City open to the public.

The events on Wednesday June 29 revolve around the showing of animals. At 8 a.m., animals can be entered into exhibits. The exhibits will then be judged at 1p.m. A bucket calf, dairy and beef show is the final event of the evening that begins at 6:30 p.m.

Carbondale maintenance employees resign

CARBONDALE—At the June 20 regular city council meeting, Mike Fulton, mayor, announced the resignations of Kevin Richardson, maintenance supervisor, and Albert Sherwood, maintenance employee, effective June 23.

“Albert has vacation time he is using, so he is not working at this time, and Kevin’s last day will be the 23rd,” said Fulton.

The council accepted the resignations of Richardson and Sherwood.

Cody Rich

Dec. 13, 1971 – June 19, 2016

TOPEKA—Cody Rich died June 19, 2016, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. He was 44.

He was born Dec. 13, 1971, at Enid, Okla., the son of William Allen Rich and Nancy Jo Estes. He grew up in Carbondale, and attended Santa Fe High School.

He married Christina Garrison Sept. 26, 1992, at Carbondale. She survives.

He worked as an upholsterer at Midwest Cabinet, Ottawa, and Topeka, Russ’s Upholstery, Lloyd’s Upholstery, and Daniel Lee’s Upholstery until he followed his dreams and opened his own shop, Cody’s Upholstery, in 2008.

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Melvern Sunflower Days fair begins June 23

MELVERN—The annual Melvern Sunflower Days and 4-H Fair kicks off today in Melvern. This year, the fair welcomes some new musical acts as well as a return of the carnival.

The Sunflower Days will host Jaded Fury, a solo act that consists of Melvern’s own Stephanie Rice-Ferris at 8 p.m. Friday. Jaded Fury will perform various covers of country and rock-and-roll hits. In addition, Jaded Fury may also perform some original songs. According to the Jaded Fury Facebook page, Rice-Ferris’ acts are “high energy, so make sure you bring your dancin’ shoes!”

Lyndon man killed in motorcycle accident

OTTAWA—David Cain, 59, Lyndon, a former Osage County Sheriff, was killed in a two-vehicle collision Sunday in Franklin County.

Franklin County Sheriff’s personnel responded at 8 p.m. June 19 to K-68 Highway and Kentucky Road for a motor vehicle crash.

EAT WELL TO BE WELL: The all-American seed of summer

There isn’t anything too much more Americana to do in the summertime than attend a baseball game while enjoying a package of sunflower seeds to munch on. Managing to bypass the foot-longs and nachos opting for sunflower seeds as your go-to snack instead, makes you a very smart person.

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