Thursday, May 30, 2013


Kansas Commerce has announced their
2013 Business Appreciation Awards.

Businesses are nominated by local entities, based off of their years of service, capital investment, employee retention/training and their involvement in the community and school. Russell County Economic Development and Convention and Visitors Bureau nominated three Russell County businesses in this year's Kansas Business Appreciation competition. The three businesses nominated were: Auto Artistry, Russell; Paradise Grain, Inc, Paradise; and Martin Logging, Lucas. Each business nominated has been awarded a certificate of merit from Kansas Commerce.
Paradise Grain, Inc.
has been awarded the
Northwest Kansas Regional Award.
A total of 24 businesses were nominated
in the Northwest Kansas Region.
The Paradise Grain, Inc, Co had a Spring Expo, March 13, 2013 from 11 go 2 in the Paradise Gymnasium.  Their spring specials included feed, seed and pharmaceuticals. 
Paradise Grain Spring Expo 2013
in the Paradise Gymnasium

Russell County awards
will be given out at the
Russell County Eco Devo and CVB Business Appreciation Event
October 2 at Granny Mae's Pumpkin Patch.

Sunday, May 26, 2013


We Support Our Military Veterans
Thank You for your Service & Sacrifice

Protect and guide our Military, oh Lord;
strengthen them in their trials;
give them courage to face the perils which beset them;
and grant them a sense of your abiding presence
wherever they may be;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen


Read the story about Jeff below. 
He sacrifices his time with his family by protecting each of us.
Thank You to Jeff and to all of our military that are doing the same thing! 

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Jeff's Team in Afghanistan sending congratulations
to the
2013 graduates back home.

That is just like our military to think of our young people back home.
Jeff is standing right above the "GRAT" in Congratulations.

The Seabee's flag below the congratulations banner is Jeff's personal flag that he bought for the photo cession. 
This is such a wonderful picture and so thoughtful of our military in Afghanistan.

Jeff is the son of Janette (Angel) Ross and Richard Ross.  He is the grandson of Garnett Angel.
He is married to Sara and they have 3 young boys.

If you would like to email Jeff, his email address is


Jeff and Sara celebrated their 15th Wedding Anniversary May 23rd. 
Happy Anniversary and Congratulations to both of you as you are many miles from each other.

It was a bittersweet day for them as Sara is keeping the "Home Front" running perfectly while Jeff is protecting his country in Afghanistan.

Jeff and Sara have 3 young boys.  This is with their cousin, Hailey Jo, at her graduation this past week.  What a sweet family. 
He sent the Congratulations to the Class of 2013 to Haley Jo for her graduation.

Jeff was in Fallujah and watched his 3rd son's birth via Web Cam!
This is from a document from the History Channel.

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Five and one half years later he watched this little guy, from Afghanistan, graduate from Pre-School to Kindergarten - this past week.

This is the photo of Kyle holding the phone and a photo of his dad face timing during his preschool graduation!  So precious!  Kyle loved seeing his Daddy watch him at graduation!
Isn't technology great? 

Jeff and his family
From left to right - back row - Michele (Jeff's sister), Trenton (Michele's son), Jeff, Sara & their oldest son.
Front row - Haley Jo (Michele's daughter), Richard and Janette (Angel) Ross, and Jeff & Sara's 2 younger sons.
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