Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Sunday, 23 November 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Crossroads Places Memorial
09/17/2012

The staff of the non-profit organization Crossroads Center Inc. have not yet come to terms with the loss of a very special member of their volunteer staff, Victor Keith Rauch. The sudden death of Victor in early 2012 hit the staff and the participants at the Crossroads riding center especially hard. Crossroads Center Inc. is a therapeutic horseback riding program dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities. The program offers children and adults with physical, mental and/or emotional disabilities the benefits of therapeutic riding. Executive Director Rena Cross said that Victor was a fixture at the riding center volunteering almost all of his spare time to helping kids at the riding center. “Victor just had a way with the kids,” Cross recalled. “There was one little girl that just couldn’t relate to anyone else at the center, but she loved Victor. He was the only one that could work with her.” Cross remembers Victor as a man with a heart of gold and a big crooked smile. Cross organized a special memorial to honor the memory of Victor Rauch. With the help of Liberal New Iron and Metal and Top Dead Center Auto and Truck Accessories, Cross commissioned a metal sculpture in Victor’s honor. The sculpture depicts a horse and cowboy knelt at a cross with Victor’s name, birthday and death date painted in bright orange and yellow across the base. The steel sculpture was cut by Liberal New Iron and Metal then painted and sealed by Top Dead Center before being delivered to the Crossroads Center building in early August. The staff at Crossroads set the sculpture in its permanent place at the entrance to the riding center under the flag pole on Sept. 11, 2012. Friends of Crossroad Center described the memorial as “awesome and perfect.” Donna Meek summed up everyone’s feelings with these simple words, “As I looked at it tonight, I felt a quiet sense of peace. Sometimes you just wish you could turn back time....just for a little while.” The memorial can be seen at the Crossroads Center on Bluebell Road east of Liberal.
© Crossroads Press Release
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Sheriff's Deputy Finds Dead Body:UPDATE
Gas Explosion Injures Two: UPDATE
Turpin Natives Share their Story on Today Show Friday
Dairy Process Plant Coming To Western Kansas
Judge Bars Garden City In Church Dispute
Retirement Reception Honoring Greg Sillin
One Lane Bridge On Highway 50
Seward County Democratic Party To Elect Officers
Scenic Roots Heads To Liberal
Voter ID Fight Comes Back To Kansas Court
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Rebounding Issues Sink Seward at South Plains
Seward Rallies Past Coffeyville
Gas Explosion Injures Two: UPDATE
Art Glass of John McDonald Blown Glass Exhibit
Sheriff's Deputy Finds Dead Body:UPDATE
Turpin Natives Share their Story on Today Show Friday
Two Wins at Home for Aggie Basketball
Holiday Brunch At SCCC/ATS
Scenic Roots Heads To Liberal
Seward County Democratic Party To Elect Officers
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2014 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group