Daily Archives: Dec. 3, 2013

Loyal Order of the Moose 138 is ‘closed up’

WICHITA — A year after moving to a new spot, the Loyal Order of the Moose 138 has closed.

“The lodge was dissolved,” says administrator Tom Chendorain.

Members met last week to decide the fate of the lodge, which Chendorain says suffered a “lack of support of the membership.”

The lodge has been in various places around Wichita since 1952. The international fraternal and service organization, which supports a number of charities, was founded in 1913.

Last year, the lodge moved from its home of 20 years behind Club Rodeo on East Kellogg to 3130 W. Central near Central and Zoo Boulevard.

Chendorain says the move had nothing to do with the closure.

“No, it was just a matter of poor membership support over the years.”

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You don’t say

“Dawson who?”

Rene Steven’s response to car dealer Dawson Grimsley’s goading challenge to raise money on Saturday for the Salvation Army’s Mission of Hope

Commercial Insurance Group is now Chapple Insurance Group

UPDATED — Commercial Insurance Group’s new Florida office isn’t the only one that’s going to be known as Chapple Insurance Group.

The Wichita office has changed its name, too.

“There was a group out in California that had trademarked CIG,” says senior vice president Brent Wasson.

“With the presence of social media … I think they caught wind that we were using that same thing,” he says. “They sent us a cease-and-desist order.”

There were other companies nationally that had been using that name as well.

“So we weren’t alone in that deal,” Wasson says.

Picking a new name wasn’t easy, he says.

“We put names in a hat.”

Each one already seemed to be taken, though. Wasson says Chock Chapple, who owns the 10-year-old company, was reluctant to name the business for himself.

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Scattered Lodges Trading Co. to open in Delano area

WICHITA – Scott Keller says he and his wife, RaShell, have been running a day care business from their home “until we can decide what it is we want to do when we grow up.”

They’ve decided now, and it’s Scattered Lodges Trading Co., a resale shop and eventual auction house that’s going to open in the former Beards Floral Design space in Delano.

“I have done pretty eclectic things,” Keller says.

He has worked in the sound and lighting business, earned a master’s degree and still has the day care business, which his wife will continue to run.

Scouting for items to resell is something Keller says he and his wife “just decided we were really good at.”

“I’ve always been able to find really excellent deals, whether it’s purchasing homes, cars, refrigerators (or) lawnmowers,” he says. “And my wife is kind of a Magnum P.I. on doing research on things.”

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