On the campaign beat; Dr. Eplee started off the 4th of July weekend with a photo op with his fantastic staff at Medical Lodge here in Atchison on Friday 7/1. These ladies were just starting a rock’in party for all the residents. Dr. Eplee had to make rounds. “For a moment I had hair!” said Dr. Eplee
On Saturday 7/2, Dr. Eplee got the privilege to help out again at Bountiful Baskets in Denton. “I think I’m starting to get the hang of it!” said Dr. Eplee. The group completed 93 double baskets of great wholesome food for hungry folks.
Dr. Eplee was fortunate enough to make it to the last Summer Sounds concert on Tuesday 6/28 on the lawn at the Atchison Library. He saw many friends and patients. It was perfect night, highlighted with the Stars and Stripes Forever (piccolo solo by Dr. Susan Myers, our Superintendent).
Friday evening 7/1, Dr. Eplee was back on the Mall for First Friday in Atchison and happened on to the Zumba class. They were kind enough to take a break and pose with him! It was a beautiful evening and Dr. Eplee heard from several voters expressing their concerns and ideas about the current disarray of the Kansas state budget and public school funding.
Unfortunately, the Highland 4th of July Parade was a rain-out, but Dr. Eplee was still able to make it by the Highland Community Center for the annual hamburger and hot dog lunch. He was able visit with a number of Highland folks about the State budget, the rural schools getting ‘equitable’ funding and the challenges making ends meet in rural KS today. Pictured here are Jim and Renita Tharp, part of the Highland team.