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Labette
Labette
SALUTE
Avenue
Avenue
E-EDITION
March 30, 2016
Jeff and Delyna
Bohnenblust
News briefs
Altamont
Longtime
Labette Avenue subscribers
In-service day in USD 504
Oswego USD 504 students will
not have school on Monday, April 25,
due to a teacher in-service day being
added to the school calendar. This extra in-service day will allow Oswego
teachers to grade the Kansas Department of Education MDPT Assessments. For additional information
call your child’s building principal or
Supt. Doug Beisel.
Coffee
Shop
USD 506 pre-school notice
Oswego USD 504 students will
not have school on Monday, April 25,
due to a teacher in-service day being
added to the school calendar. This
extra in-service day will allow Oswego teachers to grade the Kansas
Department of Education MDPT Assessments. If you have questions do
not hesitate to call your child’s building principal or Supt. Beisel for additional information.
The USD 506 pre-school screening dates will be:
Meadow View—All day, Friday,
April 8 and 15
Altamont—All day, Friday, April
29
Edna—Friday, April 1, in the
morning
Mound Valley—Friday, April 1, in
the afternoon
To schedule an appointment for
your child’s pre-school screening call
one of the grade schools, listed below:
Meadow View—620-421-1857
Altamont—620-784-5511
Mound Valley—620-328-3121
Edna—620-922-7210
The Chetopa Historical Museum
will open on April 6. They are scheduled to be open on Wednesdays,
Thursdays, and Fridays from 1-4
p.m. until Sept. 30.
Any Oswego area citizen, who is
interested in genealogy or history of
the local area, is invited to join the
Oswego Historical Society. Call the
museum at 795-4500 for information
or visit with any Historical Society
Board member. The museum is open
on Wednesday afternoons from 1-5
p.m.
The Parsons Audubon Society
will meet for a special purple martin
program on April 5 at 7 p.m. in the
Arboretum at 2004 Briggs Avenue at
the corner of 21st and Briggs.
A hunter’s education class will be
held on April 2 from 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
and on April 3 from 1-5 p.m. at the
old OMS gym at 4th and Wisconsin
in Oswego. For registering call 620423-7390.
Cosmic Castle special event
Oswego kids have fun at Easter egg hunt
Last Saturday was the perfect day for children who participated in the Oswego Easter Egg Hunt. Awards were given
by the sponsors who were: Oswego Drugstore, Oswego Community Hospital, Sonic Drive-in, Oswego Home Place,
Oswego Nursing and Rehab, Courtney Storm Photography and Hailey Barnett Photography, and the Oswego Chamber of Commerce. There was a good turnout for the annual event held in Riverside Park at Oswego.
(Photo by Courtney Storm)
Chetopa
children
win bikes
at hunt
Be aware that April Fool’s Day is
April 1.
We will see if the old adage that
if it rains on Easter Sunday, it will
rain on seven Sundays straight still
works.
The Labette Community College
music program will host a Spring
Music Recital on Tuesday, April 5 at
7 p.m. The free concert will showcase solo performances by LCC Music
students and faculty. The recital will
be in Thiebaud Theatre, the second
floor of the LCC main building.
The Sherman City cemetery clean
up day will be Saturday, April 2. Donations for maintenance and upkeep
of the cemetery are accepted. For
more information call Theresa Smith
at 620-429-7219.
USD 506 will host public forum
on March 31 to explain and answer
questions on the proposed school
bond issue. All are welcome to attend. The bond election will be held
Tuesday, April 5, for the taxpayers
residing in USD 506.
The LCHS track team will host
invitational on Friday, April 1, beginning at 2 p.m. in Altamont.
See ‘Second Cup’ on P. 2
TODAY’S OBITUARIES
See Page 2
Jerry L. Dugan, 70
Chetopa
Joan E, Carrell, 70
Chetopa
Patsy Jo Holtz, 72
Oswego
Nadiene Mayfield, 94
Chetopa
Jean Snyder, 90
Oswego
Carter Jones
Alexander Zacharias
Caiden Mayfield
Cosmic Castle recently reached
the advanced level in the Wizards
play network. Wizards Play Network
is an organization that offers retail stores merchandise, and prizes
relating to fantasy and science fiction-themed games. By earning the
advanced level, the store will now
receive more benefits, promo cards,
and magic sets that will allow meeting players to do more in upcoming
games. All are invited to attend Magic the Gathering, Thursday, Friday,
and Saturday evenings beginning at
5 p.m.
Kindergarten round-up
USD 506 Kindergarten round up
will be:
Meadow View—March 31, from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m.
Edna—April 6, from 8:30 a.m. to
3 p.m.
Mound Valley—April 8, from 8:30
a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bartlett—April 20, from 8:30 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
Your child must be five years of
age on or before August 31. All parents attending are asked to bring a
state issued birth certificate, immunization records, and a social security
card for their child. The school nurse
will also be screening children’s vision and hearing as part of the clinic.
Chetopa kindergarten notice
Kindergarten round up for Chetopa USD 505 will be held Thursday,
April 14, from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the Chetopa Elementary School.
If your child will be attending Kindergarten in the fall of 2016, bring
your child for hearing, vision, speech
and language screenings. Also bring
Olivia Comer
Milleigh Walker
your child’s birth certificate, immuCaiden Lumley
Harper Allison
nization records, and social security
There was a good turnout for Saturday's Easter egg hunt in Chetopa, sponsored by the Chetopa Police Department. Spe- card.
Call the office for an appointment
cial thanks was given to Sheriff Robert Sims and Deputy Lisa Lahey for providing the candy and helping with the event.
no later than April 7 - 620-236-7244.
Bicycles were won by the kids pictured above in their specific age divisions. (Photos courtesy Chetopa Police Department)
Farmers often find spear points and arrowheads
BY RUDY TAYLOR
LABETTE AVENUE
It’s a common occurrence for
farmers in southern Labette County to find arrowheads and spear
points, and Josh Hucke found this
one last week while planting corn.
Nobody seems to know exactly which Native American tribes
camped near Oswego and set up
camps where they made these
flint heads. An obvious might be
the Osage and Kansa Indians who
camped many times, for extended
periods, in the southern part of the
county.
Kevin Frogley of Oswego has
probably spent more time than anyone hunting and discovering arrow
heads and spear heads, and he admits that it’s a pure guess who made
them, other than they are always in
places where flint stone is available.
Since they are light weight, they
tend to wash from place to place,
often into creek beds or nearby. But
finding them is still by luck.
“Since farmers don’t do much
plowing anymore, they don’t unearth
these things like they once did,” said
Frogley who has hunted them since he
was a kid.
All farmers, even the ones driving the big rigs, can’t resist stopping
and picking up these artifacts, dusting them off and stuffing a few in their
pockets. Even the arrow and spear
points are obviously quite old, they
are mysterious since they don’t come
with serial numbers or other forms of
identification.
The thinking among local history
buffs is that Indian camps were set up
as they traveled from place to place,
and when they found quantities of
flint stone (chert), they would set up
camp and make arrowheads, spear
heads and even knives.
“These larger heads can’t be arrow
heads,” said Frogley. “They would be
a quarter to a half inch long, and most
of these are bigger.”
Some authorities say the spear
points and heads may be only 150 to
200 years old, left there by the Osage
and others. But others date the artifacts back to the late Woodland Era
which would make them over 1,000
years old.
The Kansas State Historical Society agrees that most were made to
place on spear shafts and used for
hunting or domestic slaughtering of
hogs, calves or bison.
Even if a bow and arrow were
used to make the first shot by a hunter, a spear might be needed to finish
off the animal, according to a KSHS
website story.
One thing is for sure: Neither
Hucke, Frogley nor any other farmer will give directions to their arrow
head finds.
Too many people walking through
their property only leads to problems,
they say.
Josh Hucke of Oswego found this
spear point while planting corn in
southern Labette County last week
--- a common occurence for farmers.
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AREA DEATHS
Oswego Health and Rehab celebrates first anniversary
Jerry L. Dugan
CHETOPA––Jerry L. Dugan, 70, owner and
operator of Jerry Dugan Backhoe, Trenching,
and Dump Truck Service, of
rural Chetopa, passed away at
9:45 p.m., Thursday, March 24,
2016 at Freeman West Hospital
in Joplin. Funeral services were held
Tuesday, March 29, at the Community Bible Church in Chetopa. Memorial contributions are
suggested to an education fund
for his grandchildren. These may be left at or
mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home,
P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, KS 67336.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.
He was born Aug. 3, 1945, in Chetopa, Kansas to James W. and Hazel R. (Ford) Dugan. Jerry grew up and attended school in Chetopa
and was a graduate of Chetopa High School.
For a time, he worked as a truck driver for
Labette County before being employed by Groendyke Transport where he worked as a commercial truck driver. For the past 36 years, he
owned and operated Jerry Dugan Backhoe,
Trenching, and Dump Truck Service.
He was a member of the Community Bible
Church in Chetopa. Jerry loved spending time
with his family, especially his precious grandchildren. He enjoyed tinkering on antique vehicles, watching old Western movies, and listening to Merle Haggard and George Jones
country music. Jerry especially enjoyed being
outdoors and “working the land.”
He and Cheryl E. Winzer were married Nov.
25, 1977, at the First Baptist Church in Chetopa. She survives of the home.
In addition to his wife, survivors include:
two sons: Joel W. Dugan and his wife, Layna,
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Jason Lee Dugan and
his wife, Jessica, Chetopa; three precious
grandchildren: Rhett, Reid, and Quinn Dugan;
one brother, Jimmy Dugan and his wife, Virginia, Madill, Okla.; one sister, Joyce O’Neal Grove, Okla.; nieces and nephews.
Serving refreshment were Stacie Cloud, Administrator; Vida Mullins, dietary; and Katie Littlejohn, director of
He was preceded in death by his father,
nursing.(Photo by Rena Russell)
James W. Dugan; mother, Hazel R. Mayfield;
stepfather, Lee Mayfield; and two brothers,
Gerald “Dubby” Dugan and Joe Dugan.
swego Health and
Rehab celebrated their first
anniversary as a Mission
Health managed community
last Thursday in Oswego. They
have also made many other
her, “Grandma.”
Patsy is survived by three sons: Jimmie improvements both to the
(wife Christina) Collins of Oswego, Ricky (wife facility and to the programs
Tammy) of Brunswick, and Matthew (wife Eva) they offer.
Those that were present
of Oswego; one daughter: Melinda Richardson
of Hutchinson; two brothers: Charles Lawson and signed up will receive
of Oswego, David Lawson of Oswego; seven sis- their monthly newsletter.
ters: Judy Robbins of St. Paul, Minn., Sharon They also toured the facility of
Gero of Shanadoa, Iowa, Peggy Miller of Os- the new removated rooms in
wego, Debbie Lawson, Tina Johnson of Welch, progress.
People from the corporate
Okla., Tinker Davis of Oswego, and Holly Irwin of Chetopa; 16 grandchildren, and several office were present for the
great grandchildren; best friend who she loved event.
“It was a nice turnout,”
as a sister: Bonnie Curtis, Parsons. Stacie Cloud, Administrator
Billy Smith of Oswego won the 40-inch flat screen television at the ansaid.
niversary
party. (Courtesy photo)
The Oswego Health and
Rehab is located at 1104 Ohio
Street.
rell Liquor Store since 1975.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, working at their business and visiting
with their customers, and planting flowers.
Family and Community they fly away. Some are like May 17, registration is $15
Survivors include:
Education members of Labette kittens—they are more content which is due at the April meetHer husband, Charles Carrell, of the home; County met Tuesday, March when petted and shown affec- ing, which is Tuesday, April
one son, Robert Brown, Jr. and his wife, Angela, 15, at Belmont towers. Norma tion. Some are like footballs— 19.
Chetopa; two stepsons, Ronald Carrell and his Newell, president, called the you can’t tell which way they
The April 19, meeting, tiwife, Gerri Clearwater and Mike Carrell, Hud- meeting to order.
will bounce. Some are like bal- tled Spring Tea, will be at 10
son, Fla.; four grandchildren, Robert Brown,
Roll Call was answered by loons —full of wind and likely a.m. with a lesson and meetIII, Ulysses, Texas, Ashley Moyer, Chetopa, six members. Ideas on recruit- to blow unless handled care- ing. All attending are asked to
James Moyer, Chetopa and Cameron Brown, ing new members was dis- fully. Others are 100% mem- bring a decorated sack lunch.
Chetopa; one great-grandson, Leighton Moyer; cussed.
bers—regular attendance and At the meeting in April the
three step-grandchildren, Adam Carrell, Emily
At the meeting, the ques- very cooperative.
group will move to the senior
Carrell, and Sean Carrell.
The FCE will also have a center at 1 p.m. The lesson in
tion was raised, “What kind
She was preceded in death by an infant son, of a member are you?” Some team in Walk Kansas, which April will be about gluten.
Howard Carrell; a step-grandson, Greg Carrell; members are like wheel bar- will begin April 3, and last unThe FCE makes quilts for
and two brothers, Larry and Toby Hamblin.
rows—no good unless pushed. til May 28.
people at Safe Haven, youth
Area recognition day will crisis shelter and battered
Some are like kites—if you
don’t keep a strong on them be in Fort Scott on Tuesday, women’s home.
O
Patsy Jo Holtz
OSWEGO––Patsy Jo Holtz, age 72, of Oswego, Kan., passed away at 5:05 a.m., March 22,
2016. Memorial services were Saturday, March
26, at Derfelt Funeral Home of Oswego. Patsy was born on May 15, 1943 in Neosho,
Mo., to Charles David and Florence Watson
Lawson. She married W. Larry Holtz in Oswego
in 1976, and he preceded her in death in 2008. Patsy had lived in the area for 40 years, previously residing in Chetopa. She retired in 2003
as a hairdresser at P.J. Beauty Salon, and was
a member of the Presbyterian Church in Oswego. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, and half of the town affectionately called
Joan E. Carrell
CHETOPA––Joan E. Carrell, 70, of Chetopa,
died Tuesday afternoon, March 22, 2016, in an
automobile accident that occurred south of Oswego on U.S. Highway 59.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 26,
at the Community Bible Church. Burial was at
Oak Hill Cemetery. Services were under the
direction of the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral
Home in Chetopa.
She was born Nov., 21, 1945, in Radford,
Va., to Thomas and Mildred Hamblin. She grew
up in Radford where she attended school and
was a graduate of Radford High School.
For a time, she worked at the Army Ammunition Plant in Virginia. In 1971, she and
Charles H. Carrell were married in Oswego.
Following marriage, the couple moved to Chetopa where they have owned and operated Car-
FCE select team for Walk Kansas
Norma Jean Snyder
OSWEGO––Norma Jean Snyder, age 90,
passed from this life to her heavenly home on
March 28, 2016, in Joplin, Mo.
Visitation will be at the Derfelt Funeral Home in Oswego
on Friday, April 1, from 7 to 8.
The funeral service will be at
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in
Oswego on Saturday, April 2 at
2 p.m..
Memorials are suggested to
St. Pauls Lutheran Church or the Oswego Historical Museum.
Jean was born June 7, 1925, the sixth of
seven children to Edgar M. Gray and Lula Mae
Albin Gray of Oswego, Kan., and spent her entire life in the community. She graduated from
Oswego High School in 1943, and met the love
of her life, Marvin P. Snyder at the Ration Office
where she worked at the end of World War II.
They were married Nov. 27, 1947, at her home.
She and Marvin had two children, Kristin Anne
and Stephen Paul.
She worked many jobs in addition to caring for her children. She worked in the office
of Price Control during the war and at the Labette County Treasurer’s office and the Army
Ammunition Plant shortly thereafter. After
her children were grown, she worked as office
Second
Cup
Coffee Shop
continued from P. 1
Parsons Chamber of commerce will be hosting the
Southeast Kansas home show
on Friday and Saturday, April
1–2 in the old Sutherland’s
building. Booth space is limited. Interested businesses may
contact the Parsons Chamber
of Commerce at 620-421-6500
Coffee
Shop
or by email
at [email protected]
continued from P. 1
Second
Cup
The Parsons area concert
association will sponsor the
upcoming concert, featuring
the Grand Marquis on Saturday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in the
Parsons Municipal Auditorium, located at 112 S. 17th
manager at Farmers’ IGA, at Chimes, Inc. as a
clerk, and at Commercial Bank as a teller. After retiring for good, she became a genealogy
researcher at the Oswego Historical Museum,
served on the board and ultimately was appointed curator there.
She was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Oswego, where she taught the
high school Sunday School class, sponsored the
Lutheran teens group and was a member of the
Ladies Aid. She loved sewing and all types of
handwork and arts and crafts. She was known
for her love of her church and church family,
her children, her neighbor and her community.
She will be sorely missed as a loving mother,
grandmother of five, great-grandmother of
nine and faithful friend.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents,
her brothers Edgar Gray and Clifford Gray,
her sisters Luella Edna Brown, Mary Amelia
Coble, Betty Lou Walker and Jo Ann Lutz, her
husband, Marvin, her son Stephen and greatgrandson Jacob Allen Redburn. She is survived
by her daughter Kristin Redburn, grandchildren Ryan Snyder, Whitney Miller, Robin Rogers, Heather Rogers Thomas, Ross Redburn,
and great-grandchildren Adrienne, Jillian, and
Ian Sealey, Alexandria and Andrew Rogers,
Ava and Troup Thomas and Chloe Redburn.
Street in Parsons. The box office opens at 6 p.m. with adult
tickets costing $25, and fulltime student tickets costing
$10. Doors are set to open at
approximately 6:30 p.m. with
seating being first come, first
serve.
Priced reduced on Stone Hill Estates during special meeting
A special Oswego city
council meeting was held
Monday, March 28, at 6:30
p.m. This meeting was held to
continue discussion regarding
the possible demolition of the
Lush apartment, a possible
decrease in how much is being asked for the Stone Hill
Estates, and details regarding
the repair of the baseball field
concession stand.
At the meeting the council
decided to start condemnation
proceedings of the Lush apartment, due to the lack of structural soundness.
The council also decided
to waive the requirements for
Jason George to be insured so
that he might be able to start
the electrical work on the concession stand. Toward the end
of the previous meeting, councilman Strickland brought up
the Stone Hill Estates.
After speaking with a few
realtors the councilman be-
lieves it might be time to drop
the price of the property so
that the property might be
sold. The council decided to
table the discussion and revisit the topic at the special
meeting.
At the special meeting the
council decided to reduce the
price to $132,000.
The next city council meeting will be April 11, at 6:30
p.m.
NeHi PTO to hold pancake feed, silent auction
The Neosho Heights PTO ey for the general PTO fund on
will be holding a pancake feed Saturday, April 9 from 8 a.m.
and silent auction to raise mon- to 11 a.m. The silent auction
will consist of baskets, which
will be made by each class,
Death Notices
and pancakes will be served
The Taylor Newspaper Family
alongside eggs, sausages and
publishes death notices as a
a drink. The PTO provides
free service. The death notice
numerous opportunities for
contains only the name of the
students throughout the year
deceased, time and location
as well as helping teachers
of a funeral and burial service.
purchase materials for their
Further biological information
classrooms. This event will alcan be contained in a paid
low the PTO additional funds
obituary.
(Obituaries
are
so that they might be able to
printed in their entirety for a
better serve the students and
teachers at Neosho Heights.
Tickets are being sold by NEHI
students and are also available in the office. Tickets purchased before the event cost
s$4. Tickets will also be available at the door for $5. The silent auction will end at 10:45
a.m., and participants do not
need to be present to win.
Neosho Heights is located at
12 Oregon in Oswego. Guests
attending, are invited to enter
through the south cafeteria
doors.
$25 fee.)
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Labette Avenue
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Along the avenue
with Rena Russell
A good rainy day is sure needed
I keep hearing the weather forecast as we prepare this edition, and I’m sure hoping that the rains
do move in. By the time you read this, maybe there
will be puddles and gushing gutters at your house and
mine. We need the moisture, and the calm that a rainy
day can bring.
Jayhawks were fun
to watch this year
6-month-old grandson.
So, last weekend, we arrived on Friday and stayed until Sunday. Yes, we spoiled him
to pieces ... and loved every
minute of it.
Coop Customer Appreciation
Day, which will be Saturday,
April 23.
We’ll all look forward to
this special day that draws so
many friends and neighbors
to Bartlett.
Well, the KU Jayhawks
basketball team must wait
another year to see that national championship. But
it was fun watching all the
games and getting to know Trotnic appreciation
day was a great one
each player by name.
They’re fun to watch
Although Jim and I were
and it makes us proud of gone for the weekend, we’re
our state to be known as the hearing such nice things about
home of the Jayhawks.
the “Trotnic party” last Saturday evening.
It was so generous of the
Can’t get enough
family to invite everyone to
of that ‘Tyler time’
come and share their buiness
“Tyler time” is what I call anniversary, and do lots of
it --- and we had plenty of it talking, dancing and eating.
last weekend.
Quite a family, the Trotnics.
It seems that recent visits with our daughter and
son-in-law’s home in Wich- Bartlett Coop plans
ita have been rushed, and its appreciation day
we didn’t get enough time
It’s always welcome news
to play with little Tyler, our to hear the date for the Bartlett
Office to be closed
Friday morning
The Labette Avenue staff
will attend a Taylor Newspapers meeting at Independence on Friday morning, so
our office will be closed. We
will reopen during the afternoon.
We’re looking forward to
seeing other newspaper employees from Caney, Independence, Cherryvale and Sedan
--- always an upbeat experience.
OUR OPINIONS
Moran shows integrity with
his stand on Garland nomination
Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) showed courage last week when he announced he supported holding Senate hearings for Supreme Court
nominee Judge Merrick Garland.
Only three Republican senators have taken
such a stand, and the reaction among conservatives has been loud, harsh and illogical.
Moran didn’t say he would vote in favor of
Garland. He simply feels that he has a job to do,
and he thinks the process ought to go forward.
Comments by congressional Republicans
on social media and in press interviews have
been brutal, calling Moran a traitor to the conservative cause. They see nothing worthwhile
in Barack Obama, and will oppose anything this
president supports.
This time, Moran’s stand is supported by the
U.S. Constitution which sets out the procedure
for replacing a Supreme Court justice who resigns or dies while in office. So, when longtime
justice Antonin Scalia died in February, Repub-
Family dinners are like a team
Easter was a holiday of
good and bad. The sad thing
was that KU lost a hard fought
game, but I’m rooting for OU
to do what KU couldn’t. Those
young men all played so well
for so many games that it was
almost expected that they
would go to the No. 1 spot for
the year. I wish them well for
the next great season.
Then, there were the get togethers with friends and family. Those are the greatest ever
events. Life just doesn’t get
. . . waking up in a good mood . . . watching a high school
better than that.
baseball game while sitting inside your car . . . hearing the [email protected]
Perhaps it was my heritage
sic of the ice cream man’s truck traveling through your neightaylornews.org
that
love and fellowship always
borhood . . . finding an important document or piece of informacame
with lots of food. This was
tion embedded in your computer files . . . enjoying the “fruits
no exception. The worst thing
of your labor” . . . knowing how to read music . . . a clean workbench and tools housed in their
is that somehow I’m going to
appropriate places . . . wearing your favorite jeans and shirt . . . on a sky-blue day, watching jet
have to get back on track with
streaks criss-cross each other . . . realizing you were wrong about something and admitting it . . .
the not eating so much. Why is
listening to the first drops of rain on the roof . . . today is a special day -- make it so for someone
it that we always pay for those
. . “The intelligent man is always open to new ideas. In fact, he looks for them.” (Proverbs 18:15)
lapses in routine and binge like
there was no tomorrow? Is it
the food or is it the happiness
with great company and con-
Life’s Little Lifesavers
Kathy
Taylor
LETTERS POLICY
Labette Avenue encourages letters to the editor. Such letters
must be of reasonable length, relevant to the local readership market, not libelous and signed by the writer. Personal
attacks upon individuals will not be considered. Letters will
be printed on a space-available basis. The newspaper is under no obligation to print letters and may reject any and all
received. The editor may edit the content before publication.
Send letters to P.O. Box 269, Oswego, KS 67356 or email to
licans chose to ignore the rule of law which
states that the President of the United States
shall nominate a candidate, and the U.S. Senate
shall give advice and consent to the nominee.
Republicans say the people of the United
States should vote in November before a new
justice is appointed, claiming Obama does not
represent the people of this country.
Senators have every right to oppose or confirm the president’s nominee. They might even
choose to delay the whole process, finally allowing a new president to nominate someone different. But they do have a responsibility to meet
the nominee and consider his or her qualifications.
Moran aptly said it: “I would rather have
constituents complaining to me that I voted
wrong on nominating somebody than saying
I’m not doing my job.”
Hear, hear.
— Rudy Taylor, publisher
Marna
Taylor
Writer
emeritus
versation? The stomach seems
to stretch very quickly and
start yelling that it wants much
more food than necessary for a
very long time after the event.
What one doesn’t forget are
the conversations, the laughter,
the light roasting of each other
and the smiles on the faces that
were sitting around the table.
We do too little of that kind of
joking, laughing, bantering and
smiling. Most people really enjoy it. but time goes by and they
do not realize that it is missing.
I cannot think of my family
dinners without remembering
these connecting elements. It
showed connection, sharing,
concern and self confidence
whether at that time everyone
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Each April there comes
each year that I dread.
No, it’s not the April 15 tax
deadline, though as I get older
and our tax rate changes that
date does get uglier. The one
on the calendar that makes
me want to hide in my house,
alone, with no interaction is
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other people humiliated or
hurt. I certainly like a good
joke and will laugh at myself
until I can’t breathe, but seeing other people in that situation is not fun.
When I was younger, several people said that my name
was next to the word “gullible” in the dictionary. And really, they were probably right.
I’ve
strengthened
my ability to not fall
for everything, but
every week when I
watch my true crime
documentary, it still
shocks me to see
an arrest made on
a guy who just declared his innocence
in the interview room. I mean
he just said he was at his mama’s house asleep on her couch
when the crime took place.
How could he have been at the
crime scene?
That, folks, is why I’m not
a detective. Criminals would
lie and cry their way out of my
grip in a split second. So maybe my name is still close to that
word in the dictionary.
Now I’m not saying that
this Friday isn’t a little bit fun.
And I have lots of friends who
live for the next prank they can
pull or blue sky story they can
tell. Most often they are able to
pull a fast one and have me in
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The conversation did not
have to be intellectual or brilliant. It could even be a dumb
joke or teasing which had very
little to do with anything substantial, but it included each
person and made him or her a
part of the circle.
Brothers and sisters always knew the other siblings’
weaknesses and made full use
of it. This would really start a
series of “tell all” on the other ones. Long ago they had
learned how to get along with
each other and just how far to
go with the teasing. I’m pretty
sure that my family was not
unique in this behavior. It was
a unifying experience.
There is certainly nothing
wrong with having unity in a
group of people. My only hope
is that it spreads to others in
the community just like it does
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But it’s these friends
who I won’t take
food from on Friday,
for fear that the caramel apple they offer me is an onion in
disguise. Any major
announcement that
day will be taken
with a grain of salt. It’s probably a good idea to postpone
your major family announcements for the day after, just so
you don’t have to prove yourself all day.
So it is this Friday that I’m
dreading. I’ll walk softly and
carry a big stick. And for those
of you who wring your hands
with anxiety, worrying about
the stunt that someone may
pull, come to my house.
We’ll hide out with the door
locked and only say truthful
things. And maybe we can eat
some real caramel apples and
watch a little true crime drama
to build up our endurance to
see through the lies.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Oak Ridge Boys drummer
to perform at OCC
A bride meticulously prepares herself to be presented to her
groom. The Church, the bride of Christ, is going to be made
ready for the return of Jesus Christ. We will be revived, refreshed, and restored before we are raised up to live in his sight
forever. Hosea 6:1-2, Acts 3:19, Proverbs 13:22, Eph. 5:23-27. To
revive (Hebrew)—be quickened from sickness, from discouragement, from faintness, from death, to restore to life. God’s
mathematics concerning the rapture of the church and the
return of Christ is explained by Pastor Mark Wettengel, Crosstimbers Community Church, Edna, in this series on the Bride
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Sunday April 3, at 6 p.m.
Chris Golden from Hendersonville, Tenn. will be performing a “Free Concert” at
the Oswego Christian Church,
located at 11048 US-59 in Oswego.
Golden was a drummer
with the Oak Ridge Boys for
several years.
His dad is William Lee
Golden. A “Free Love” offering will take place after the
concert.
For more information call
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Chris Golden
Bartlett UMC will provide
a country breakfast
The Bartlett United Methodist Church will host their
monthly
Sunday
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Breakfast on Sunday, April
3. Breakfast will be served
from 7:30–9:30 a.m. The allyou-can-eat breakfast buffet
menu will feature homemade
sausage gravy served with
biscuits, french toast casserole, hashbrowns, scrambled
eggs, egg quiches, ham, sau-
sage, fresh fruit, breakfast
sweets, donuts, homemade
cinnamon rolls, coffee, juice,
and milk. Donations will be
accepted to support the ministry and mission work of the
church. The public is invited
to attend. In case of severe
weather conditions you can
call 620-922-7483 or 620238-2373 to check for cancellation.
Community action program to
start homeless housing projects
The Southeast Kansas
Community Action Program
(SEK-CAP), will begin accepting applications for the Tenant Based Rental Assistance
(TBRA) program on Monday,
April 4, and will continue to
accept them until further notice.
To potentially qualify for
assistance, applicants must
be certified as “homeless” or
“about to become homeless”.
Additionally, applicants’ income must be at or below
50% of the Area Median Income (AMI) for their county of
residence.
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April 4. Once the online application has been submitted,
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will be served in order of date
and time the application is
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The Oswego First Southern Baptist church began
their Easter Sunday with a delicious breakfast prepared by
Bonnie Wilson and Pat Dickerson. Tables were decorated
with an Easter theme.
Music was led by James
Sexton accompanied by Jackie Sexton and George Cross.
The song selections told the
story of Jesus. The first song
was, “The First Noel” telling
of Jesus’s birth. Next was “I
Love to Tell the Story”, “The
Old Rugged Cross”, “Because
He Lives”, “He Arose”, and
“How Beautiful Heaven Must
Be.” Each song reminded the
congregation of how blessed
they are to be Christians.
Pastor Eddie Williamson’s
message was from 1 Corinthians 1:17-18, which tells of the
risen Christ. There are many
historical records telling of the
fact that Jesus lived and died.
But the significant difference
about Jesus and other historical figures is that Jesus rose
again. There are many theories put forth by unbelievers.
One is that Jesus wasn’t really
dead. The problem with that
theory is that the Roman soldiers were experts on recognizing death. They made sure
He was dead before He was
taken from the cross. Another theory is that the Romans
took Him from the tomb. The
guards were there to prevent
that and would probably pay
with their lives if they allowed
that to happen. A third theory
is that the Jewish religious
leaders took Jesus, but they
knew that if people believed
that Jesus rose from the dead
there could be a Christian
uprising, and they definitely
didn’t want that.
The proof that Jesus rose
from the dead is the way lives
are changed. Ten of the disciples went to their deaths
because they could not deny
Christ, showing how they had
changed from scared men
running for their lives to men
strong enough to stand up for
what they believed. We can’t
change our own lives. Only Jesus can do that. Pastor Eddie
gave several instances of how
God had changed His life and
how in His ministry He has
seen God work and change
people. His job is to preach
Jesus, and God will use what
He has to say. Since Jesus died
for our sins, every one has a
choice to make. God wants everyone to go to heaven instead
of hell. Who do you say Jesus
is? Is He your Savior or just
someone you hear about?
Marty McCord, the SEK director of mission, will be our
speaker for the next month.
Everyone is invited to join
us for breakfast and Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. with
church following at 10:45
a.m. The church is located at
1128 North Street in Oswego.
Book discussion on native writers
Thomas Prasch of Washburn University will lead a
discussion of Tracks, by Louise Erdrich at 6:30 p.m. on
April 18 at Parsons Public Library.
This is the final book in
the three-part “Urban Indians: Native American Writers
of the 1990s” book discussion
series. Tracks, the third book
in a series about an Ojibway
family, traces backwards in
time to 1912, when smallpox
and tuberculosis raged on the
reservation. Louise Erdrich,
the author, is an enrolled
member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.
Copies of the book Tracks,
are available for checkout
from the library now.
Members of the community are invited to attend the
free program, which will take
place at the library, 311 South
17th St. To check out books
and for more information
about the reading series, contact the library at 620-4215920.
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Labette
row are Justin Whittley, Wyatt Moore, Addison Rexwinkle, Abigail Spencer, Layton Vail. In the front are
Eliza Graves and Cayden Lumley.
Langston gets Master Farm
designation for insurance
Jason Langston of WD Ag
Insurance Services Parsons,
has achieved the On Your
Side® Master Farm Certification designation from Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance
Company, Des Moines, Iowa.
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Farmers and ranchers can
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From the older groups at the BEARS Easter Egg Hunt winners of prize eggs or certificates from the B
& B Restaurant are Devin Webb, Nate Lumley, Riley Moore, Devon Smith, Holden Vail.
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Labette Avenue
Eighty-nine kids
enjoy BEARS
egg hunt
Local
and
Pictured
in the back
is Delsie Rexwinkle with her father. In the
frontsupportive.
row are Sophie Reynolds, Sienna Brown, Brady Brown and
Isaah Greer. All were special egg winners at the BEARS Easter Egg
Labette Avenue
Hunt.
A total of 89 children
searched for 2,676 eggs at
the BEARS (Better Edna Area
Relations and Support) Easter Egg Hunt held Saturday,
March 26, on the grounds
near the Edna Grade School.
There were 60 prize eggs
and 25 held money, five were
special certificates from the
B&B Restaurant in Edna, and
30 certificates were for drinks,
kool-ade packets. Some prize
eggs were given in each of the
five groups who hunted.
The biggest group was
three years old and under, followed by the first and second
grades.
Other groups were the
four-year-olds and kindergarteners, 3rd and fourth grades
and fifth and sixth grades.
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Sunday Country Breakfast
April 3 - Breakfast 7:30-9:30 a.m.
The all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet menu will feature pancakes this
month along with homemade sausage gravy served with biscuits, French
toast casserole, hashbrowns, scrambled eggs, egg quiches, ham, sausage,
fresh fruit, breakfast sweets, donuts, homemade cinnamon rolls, coffee,
juice, and milk. Donations will be accepted to support the ministry and
mission work of the church. Donations will be accepted to support the ministry and
mission work of the church. Bartlett United Methodist Church invites the public to attend. In
case of severe weather, you can call 620-922-7483 or 620-238-9152 to check for cancellation.
Jack and Theresa Leake, Clancie Sorrell, and Arlene and Tommy Shelton. ((Photo by Elisabeth Rucker)
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The Altamont Lions club celebrated
their 70th anniversary with a banquet,
which was held on Monday, March 28 at
6:30 p.m. The Altamont Lions club began
70 years ago in December of 1946.
Since that time the Lions club has
been active in many community service
projects, such as installing street lights in
Altamont before 911 came into being. The
Lions club has donated funds for numerous community projects events including,
Lisa’s run, Hannah’s Promise, and even
raising money to furnish eye glasses for
needy students in the 506 district. The Lions club also support the Lions state and
international projects to help the blind
and the prevention of blindness worldwide.
Amidst all that the Lions do, each
year they take the time to recognize those
who have made an impact in the community and school. This year they awarded
Clancie Sorrell as student of the month,
Jack and Theresa Leake as citizens of the
year, and Tommy and Arlene Shelton with
the distinguished service award.
Each month, Brad Smith and Jack
Leake take the time to award one student
who not only exceeds academically but
also exceeds in character, talents, and
abilities. This month, Clancie Sorrell, of
Bartlett, was chosen. “Clancie is a bright
spot,” Brad Smith said as he presented
her with the award. Clancie is very active
in the LCHS Ag department, as well as
numerous other clubs, organizations, and
volunteer opportunities throughout the
community. Clancie plans to attend John
Brown University and major in public relations. She hopes that after graduation
she can come back to the area and use
what she’s learned to better help businesses in the community. Clancie is the
daughter of Perry and Jessica Sorrell, of
Bartlett.
Craig Hartman awarded Jack and
Theresa Leake, of Altamont, with the citizens of the year award. Jack and Theresa
are both very involved in the USD 506
school system. Jack began teaching at the
grade school in 1988 as an upper-grade
teacher and coach. He taught at the grade
school until 2005, when he took the position as guidance counselor at the high
school. Jack also owns a used car lot in
Altamont, sponsors the flag day medallion flag day contest, and runs a firework
stand every 4th of July. “
Jack donates 1/3 of the profits from
the fireworks stand back into the community” Craig Hartman said. His wife,
Theresa has been an elementary teacher
in USD 506 for 21 years. She has been
awarded with the Excellence in education
award throughout her career. “Theresa’s
coworkers describe her as being always
kind. She never has an unkind word to
say about her students or anyone. When
talking to her students or others she is
always gracious, compassionate and sincere.” Craig Hartman explained.
The last award given was to Tommy
and Arlene Shelton. Arlene worked at the
USD 506 board of education office as the
school treasurer and clerk for 27 years.
As school treasurer she was in charge of
keeping the books for the district, as well
as numerous other responsibilities. Tommy began working at Twin Valley in 1978
and worked there for 35 years.
As the years went on, Tommy moved
up in the company and eventually became
a crew foreman, spending many long
nights away from home fixing electrical
lines so that others could have electricity.
Tommy and Arlene also own and operate
a farm, which grew from just a few cows
to what is now hundreds. They also own
many rental homes in Altamont, and have
been very gracious to the many teachers
and school staff who have moved into the
area, needing a home.
Both Tommy and Arlene are retired
now, Arlene retiring in 2012, Tommy in
2014, but still kept very busy. “ I was
shocked when Brad called and told me
that we were getting this award. I remember when the first award was given
back in 1986 to Christine Curan and it is
an honor to be presented with this award
tonight. Altamont has been so good to us
and we are grateful to have been able to
have the opportunity to live and raise our
family here.” Arlene said.
The Lion’s Club meets every 2nd and
4th Wednesday at the Grizzly Den.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
SPORTS and youth activities
Three Lady Grizzlies lauded
All Stater: Labette County high school’s Tristan Gegg, a sophomore, has been named one of Kansas’ top 15 girls basketball
players by the Topeka Capital-Journal
(Photo by Bev Huffman)
Three players of the Labette County High School Lady
Grizzlies state tournament
team were recently recognized for post-season honors.
Averaging some 23 points
per game, sophomore Tristan
Gegg was named among the
state’s top 15 girl basketball
players -- from any class -as an ALL STATE third team
athlete for 2015-16 by the Topeka Capital-Journal.
Both the Capital-Journal
and the Wichita Eagle selected Gegg for first team AllClass 4A D1 honors, and at the
SEK League level, Gegg was a
unanimous first team pick.
Gegg’s teammates, seniors
Erica Gartner and Clancie
Sorrell, were lauded for their
play this season by inclusion
on league honor rosters, and
by the Wichita Eagle.
Gartner was a first team
All SEK selection and Sorrell
was named All SEK honorable
mention. Both were included
on honorable mention rosters for All-Class 4A D1 by the
Eagle.
Gartner was included on
the Capital-Journal’s
AllClass 4A D1 honorable mention list, as well.
Ryan and Reliford recognized in SEK, All-Class
Two Labette County High
School boys basketball players have been recognized with
post-season honors.
Senior Klein Ryan was
named to the All SEK second
team and to the All-Class 4A
D1 honorable mention roster
of both the Topeka CapitalJournal and Wichita Eagle
newspapers.
Sophomore Magic Reliford
was also named to the AllClass 4A D1 honorable mention roster for both statewide
newspapers.
Ryan and Reliford occupy
spots among the top two or
three Grizzlies for most stat
categories this season, according to the website, Maxpreps.
Reliford was top scorer,
averaging 14.7 points per
game, with Ryan just behind
with 14.5 ppg.
Ryan averaged 3.9 assists
per game; Reliford averaged
2.9 assists per game.
Ryan led in steals with 2.3
per game, while Reliford was
second with 1.5 per game.
Ryan also averaged some
5.7 rebounds per game as a
2015-16 Grizzly.
Pictured in the front row is: Shelby Blackburn and Sage Smith. Middle row: Madison Brannin, Sage
Davis, Gracie Gatton, Anna Grace Dean and Abbie Schlatter. Back row: Bamboo the BEARS mascot,
Coach Chris Davis and Coach Shawn Davis. (Courtesy photo)
Altamont sixth grade wins silver medal
at BEARS tournament
The Altamont sixth grade girls basketball team received the silver medals in the sixth grade
division after an extra game to break the tie with Mound Valley at the BEARS Girls Grade School
Basketball Tournament held Feb. 29—March 5 in the Edna Community Building.
Grizzlies fall 9-5 in opener
By Robin Oldham
LABETTE AVENUE
“It was good to get the season started with some game
action against a good ball
club,” said Labette County
High School baseball coach
Jesse Ybarra of his Grizzlies’
varsity opener against Baxter
Springs at home on March 24.
The Grizzlies came up
short -- 9-5 -- but Ybarra
saw plenty of positives in his
squad’s performance against
the Lions who placed third in
state last year.
“It’s no secret that we
graduated a very talented
group of seniors… and will
have six new starters on the
field each time we play this
spring,” said Ybarra. “Still,
we’re excited about this group
of young players.”
Coaches in the SEK league
share some of Ybarra’s views
about the team. In a preseason poll, the Grizzlies are
predicted to finish third of
seven contenders.
Last Thursday, Labette
held their visitors score-
less in the first two innings
while Tanner Russell slugged
a homer in his first at bat as
LCHS lead-off. Dylan Giager
was walked, followed by a
homerun by Kyle Stringer to
put the Grizzlies up 3-0, a lead
that held until the fifth inning
when Baxter tied the game.
Sophomore Pryce Anderson was the Grizzlies’ starting pitcher. In his first varsity
start, Anderson logged six
strikeouts, gave up three hits
and one earned run in five innings.
“He pitched well enough to
win,” said Ybarra. “And we hit
the ball as a team well enough
to win. Our inexperience on
defense was the difference
maker. We just needed to
make the consistent defensive
plays and we would have won
the game.”
Anderson was relieved on
the mound by Klein Ryan and
Giager, each pitching one inning.
An additional homerun
was hit by Anderson, and Russell and catcher Braden Baker
each recorded doubles.
The LCHS junior varsity
also saw action against Baxter on Thursday, succumbing
12-6.
Pitching
duties
were
shared by Easton Dean, Owyn
Back, Josh Walters and Gage
Woodward.
Walters hit a double in the
JV game, and Dillon McNickle
went 2-for-3 at the plate with
singles.
The varsity was scheduled
to be back in action against
Baxter Springs on Tuesday.
The Grizzlies will host Coffeyville on April 5.
3-24-16 Varsity
LC 3
0
0
0
0
0
2=5
BS 0
0
1
0
2
0
6=9
LCHS: HR-Anderson, Russell,
Stringer; 2B-Russell, Baker; 1BAnderson, Ryan; BB-Anderson 2,
Stringer, Ryan.
RBI: Anderson-2, Stringer-2,
Russell, Baker.
P/C: Anderson (5), Ryan (1),
Giager (1)/Baker.
Golfing Hornets compete in Caney
2016
Chetopa High School golfing Hornets traveled to Caney
for their first meet of the 2016
season.
The Hornets were the only
1A school among the 13 competing teams. The meet was
won by Fredonia.
Junior Jared Lawellin led
the CHS squad, shooting 91
(48, 43) and placing 12th.
Bryar Underwood, also
a junior, playing for his first
season, shot 105 (54, 51) to
earn 38th place.
Junior Darren Robison
shot 122, while freshmen
Chance Smith and Derek Ross
carded 125 and 143, respectively.
The Hornets will be compete in a varsity meet in Erie
on April 4, and a junior varsity meet on April 11, also in
Erie.
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Sat., April 2 • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Mound Valley third
quarter honor rolls
Picture includes the LCHS FFA veterinary science team. Back row: Aubrie Sorrell, Maria Payne, Heather Smith, Grant Simpson, Caleb Mackie, Raelee Moore, Tara Hucke
and Carly Cole. Front row: Abby Goins, Prairie Bogle, Tegan Maxson, Kalyn George, Caitlyn Carnahan, Ivy Gatton and Shyanne Jones. (Courtesy photo)
Labette County FFA Veterinary Science Teams Excel at District Event
The Labette County FFA
chapter participated in the
southeast district veterinary
science contest on March 23.
Contestants took 1st in both A
and B competitions.
The A-team consisted of
Caitlyn Carnahan, Carly Cole,
Kalyn George, Tegan Max-
son, Raelee Moore and Grant
Simpson. The B-team consisted of Prairie Bogle, Ivy Gatton, Abby Goins, Tara Hucke,
Shyanne Jones, Caleb Mackie,
Maria Payne, Heather Smith
and Aubrie Sorrell.
Contestants complete a
written test concerning veteri-
nary medicine, compute veterinary medicine calculations,
identify various breeds of
animals and tools/equipment
that relate with veterinary
medicine.“The teams worked
hard and it paid off,” said Kyle
Zwahlen, instructor.
Veterinary Science A-Team
Individuals:
Tegan Maxson – 2nd place
Grant Simpson – 3rd place
Raelee Moore – 7th place
Team – 1st overall
Veterinary Science B-Team
Individuals:
Abby Goins– 1st place
Ivy Gatton – 2nd place
Shyanne Jones – 3rd place
Heather Smith – 6th place
Maria Payne – 7th place
Tara Hucke – 10th place
Team – 1st overall
Sheddrick and Vail earn honors
Oswego High School juniors Madison Sheddrick and
Breanna Vail were recently
recognized with post-basketball season honors for Three
Rivers League and Class 2A.
Sheddrick earned 2nd
team All Three Rivers League
status, while Vail was named
All TRL honorable mention.
Sheddrick was also named
to the All-Class 2A honorable
mention roster by the Topeka
Capital-Journal newspaper.
Sheddrick was top-points
earner for the OHS squad this
season, averaging 10.7 points
per game for the Lady Indians. She also led in rebounding with 6.2 boards per game.
Vail was second highest
on the points board for OHS
with 8.4 points per game on
average. Vail averaged 4.5
rebounds per game and 1.6
steals per game, as well.
Paidon Kite delivers a strike for Riverton’s final out in Oswego
high school’s baseball opener against Riverton on March 24. Third
baseman Logan Ybarra stands ready.
(Photo by Robin Oldham)
OHS logs opening
losses on diamond
By Robin Oldham
LABETTE AVENUE
A young and relatively
inexperienced Oswego High
School 2A baseball team had
the misfortune of meeting the
current 3A state champion
Riverton Rams in an opening
double header on March 24 in
Oswego. As might have been
foreseen, the Indians took two
big losses.
Riverton downed OHS
21-1 in game one and 16-0 in
game two.
Still, there were bright
spots for the local nine.
Lacking a seasoned
pitcher, OHS sampled seven
hurlers on the mound Thursday.
Predictably there were
walks, though Indians’ errors were thankfully scarce. Once the Indians’ pitchers
have the experience to reliably
find the strike zone, things
should improve for the local
squad.
Highlights from the opening games include a triple and
a single from junior Bryan Siu,
along with base hits by David
McBrien (two), Kyler Dreil-
ing, Jacob Walker and Logan
Ybarra.
Crossing the plate for
OHS’s sole score was Walker,
who was walked on base, advanced to second by a hit-bypitch batter, stole third and
came home on an error.
Damon Simmons, a sophomore in centerfield, snagged
two nearly back-to-back flyouts in game two’s second
inning. At first base, Walker
caught a couple fly-outs, and
players at short and first
teamed up for three 6-3 outs
during the six innings of baseball.
Back to the batting cages
and back to the basics, the
OHS boys will ramp up for
their April 4 contest against
Jayhawk Linn at Mound City.
3-24-16 game 1
OHS 0 1 0 = 1
RHS 3 5 13 = 21
OHS: 1B-McBrien; BB-Walker.
P/C: Ybarra (1 1/3), Dreiling (2/3),
Siu, Paidon Kite (1)/McBrien.
3-24-16 game 2
OHS 0 0 0 = 0
RHS 10 6 0 = 16
OHS: 3B-Siu; 1B-Dreiling, McBrien,
Siu, Walker, Ybarra; BB-Walker.
P/C: McBrien (1), Walker (2/3), Zach
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why marriages get stressed.
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If she says it looks pinky,
just smile and say ‘yes, dear’
First cousins enjoying the Barto’s chicken at the Trotnic appreciation party held last Saturday, March
26 at the Oswego Community Building. Kasen Morey, (21-mo.) son of Kyle and Shandi Morey, Lamar,
Mo., Mason Zwahlen, (18-mo.) son of Jody and Jessica Zwahlen, and Rhyker Zwahlen, (18-mo.) son
of Jimmy and Deja Zwahlen, Bill and Jonnie’s great-grandson.
(Photo by Bev Huffman)
History of Trotnic business
given in speech during
weekend party at Oswego
Editor’s note: Following is
a portion of comments given
by Bill Trotnic during the celebration held last Saturday in
Oswego.
Bill and Jonnie Hoy Trotnic were married on Nov. 18,
1960.
They were employed 55
years ago by the U.S. Census
Bureau in Parsons. They were
soon to be unemployed as that
job was nearing completion.
They had read in the paper
that a Texaco station in Oswego was for lease. The Trotnic’s
leased the station at Sixth and
Commercial, now known as
“Sassy’s Sub” and moved to
Oswego.
His brother Jerry was
his partner and after a three
week training in Wichita, they
returned on Oct. 1, 1961, and
opened Trotnic Texaco Service. Bill was 21 years old.
At that time there were
nine service stations in Oswego, and five of them were
full service. “Mingle Standard,
Froelich’s DX, Nash Sinclair,
the Skelly Company Station
and Trotnic Texaco.
Four independent stations were always two cents
per gallon less than the major
stations.There were Vance’s,
Guinn’s, Deep Rock and the
Coop.
Things were tough but
Jerry and Bill didn’t know any
better. They worked approximately 100 hours per week,
Jerry took off every other Sunday, and Bill took off every
other Saturday. The station
was open from 7 a.m. to 10
p.m., seven days a week. Jerry
stayed with Bill about a year
and then left to manage another Texaco station at Sedan.
During these next 13
years, he sold fish bait, watermelon, fireworks, ice, lawnmowers and became an “AAA”
emergency station. Anything
to make another dollar. Also
offered U-Haul services.
Gasoline prices averaged
from 19 cents to 28 cents per
gallon. Lube jobs were $1.50,
car wash $2 and $1 to fix a flat
tire.
Bill made 3 to 5 cents per
gallon on gasoline with 1.5
cents deducted for rent leaving him with 1.5 to 3 cents per
gallon profit. That was for full
service.
Texaco offered many promotions, jewelry, crystal, toys,
cookware all free or with a
small charge and a fill-up. One
promotion he did with Guy
Jones.
Guy had a grocery store
across the street next to
Hoskins Chevrolet. With an
8-gallon fill up, Bill would give
the customer a coupon good
for a free 2-lb. frying chicken.
They had to go to Guy’s to pick
it up. The chicken cost him up
to 59 cents giving him a loss of
about 20 cents. “I didn’t make
much money but I gave away a
lot of chickens. But you know,
I picked up some new customers. I walked up and down
Commercial street. I went into
each business and asked to
talk to the owner. I introduced
myself to everyone, shook
their hands, gave them a business card and asked for their
business,” Bill said.
He also went through the
Oswego telephone book, and
credit cards were fairly new
then. He filled out an application for everyone a credit card.
When the approved credit
cards came back, he personally hand delivered them, congratulating the person, shaking their hand and asked them
for their business.”These little
things are seldom done today,
but it helped me establish myself in the community,” Bill
said.
“I served on the Oswego
Fire Department for 21 years,
1963–1984, the last seven
years as chief and I am very
proud of being a part of what
we have today. ‘Good job firemen,” he added.
About 1972, Texaco (the
good ‘ole boys) started making
small changes Bill didn’t like.
He started looking to either
purchase his own station or
change jobs. He was offered
the job to manage the Home
Lumber Yard.
Shortly after he went to
work at the lumber yard, Dick
Stevens bought the American
State bank and moved to Oswego.
Dick and Bill became good
friends and one day while they
were quail hunting Dick said,
“Bill, why don’t you buy the
lumber yard, it needs to be locally owned.” I said Dick, “ I
don’t have any money.” Dick
said, “I got the money and I’ve
never lost on a lumber yard.”
So in 1973, Bill went to
work there and two years
later, he bought the yard and
named it “Trotnic Lumber and
Supply” which is another story.
Forty-two
years
later
it brings us here on Saturday, March 26. Bill, Jonnie
and family in appreciation of
our business over the last 55
years. This is not retirement
but appreciation.
Bill had a lot of family here
that night to help them celebrate. Bill introduced some
of them: his family, Jonnie, my
son, Brett and his wife, Leona
and their family; his daughter, Tori and her son Matthew; my brother, Jerry and
his wife Joyce from Houston,
Texas and their family; my
sister, Cindy Golding and her
husband, John and daughter,
Morgan from Brookings, Ore.
Jonnie’s family: Tony and
Roberta Hoy from Dearing
and their family; her sister Renea and husband, Alan Mies
from Parsons and their family;
Greg and Theresa Zaborsky,
Topeka; and a lot of cousins.
“As I look out over the
crowd, I see many faces of you
that have worked for me in
the lumber yard stacking and
delivering lumber, building
houses, and doing various jobs
and services for me and my
business. “I want to thank all
the carpenters and contractors, my business couldn’t survive without you. I wish I had
kept a list of all the young men
that worked for me at Trotnic
Texaco.”
“I could write a book, you
all know who you are, and
I’m only going to mention one
name. That young man came
The trim on our house
got a new coat of paint last
week, and I have to admit
it was a real wife pleaser,
because she’s been wanting
new paint for the past two
years.
But the painter had barely left the driveway when I
saw Kathy standing in front
of the house and giving it her
familiar “squint” test. It’s the
same one she gives me when
I have nose hairs that need
clipped or when I wear blue
socks with brown pants.
“I think it looks pinky,”
she said of the new paint job.
I ignored the comment.
“Sure looks nice to me,” I
responded. And, of course, I
reminded her that she picked
the color after making three
trips to the hardware store
and bringing home color
chips so she could grieve
over the choices.
“I hate a pinky color.
Don’t you think it looks pinky?”
I picked up the paint can
and pointed to the name on
it. “Frontier beige,” I said.
“It says right here it’s frontier beige. Sounds pretty
brown to me.”
“Oh, I don’t know why
It’s why words
I even talk to you,”
are uttered that
she said, voice elseparate lovers.
evating in volume
It’s why Adam
with each syllable.
and Eve finally
“You wouldn’t know
ate the apple and
if it was purple —
doomed us all.
that’s how color
Then,
on
blind you are!”
Easter Sunday,
“I like purple,”
our
daughter
I said. “And I like
was among the
frontier beige. And
Off the Cuff
guests in our
it doesn’t look pinky.
RUDY TAYLOR
home for a lovely
And, besides, it is
dinner. She and
painted! Period!
She went in the house, sat her mama are two peas in a
down in a chair and pouted for pod.
As they prepared to
an hour.
Then she got up, walked leave, our daughter looked
back outside, looked at the at the house and comhouse and calmly said, “I think mented, “Mom, I love your
it might be okay. It probably paint. And, I especially like
was the sunlight reflecting off the touch of pink with that
beautiful beige.”
the trees and leaves.”
I acted like I didn’t hear
“Yeah,” I said. “And probably off the tulips and those anything.
I stared at a bird that
itty-bitty dahlias.”
was being stalked by a cat.
That did it.
I hummed “Ninety-nine
“Dahlias? Where on earth
did you get that name? We’ve bottles of beer on the wall.”
All verses.
always raised phlox, dianthus,
And, three days later,
crocus and daffodils in the
my bride of 50 years is still
springtime,” she huffed.
“But never dahlias. And wearing a smirk, and all the
now I’m seeing pinky paint while her pretty little face is
sort of … pinky.
again.”
So, there, dear reader, is
why marriages get stressed.
Doug Allen files for
Labette County Commissioner
Bill Trotnic gives
heart-felt presentation
to me and asked me for a job,
I asked him if he was 16 and
he said yes. I learned later he’d
lied to me and he was only 14.
That is Danny Chapman, he
worked in the evenings and
6-10 Saturday, Sunday and
anytime I asked him, for three
years, and will still help me
anytime I ask. Danny was good
help and built his own customer list. Later on his wife, Beckie came to work at the lumber yard. She did everything,
stacked, swept floors, did
the bookkeeping and ran the
business whenever I sneaked
out. She did this for 31 years.
Thanks Dan and Beckie.”
“During my 55 years I have
had only two hiccups. The first
was when I lost my son-in-law
Matt. Cancer took him away
when he was only 44 years old.
He had a good direction and
was a good teacher for Tori to
carry on their farming operation, which she still does today.
Trotnic said his next hiccup
was losing Wes Overman. Wes
was 56. He was my buddy, my
sometime partner and a friend.
Someone I could go to for help
anytime. If Wes were here today, this would probably be my
retirement party instead of an
appreciation party and maybe
a new day for the lumber yard.
This appreciation event
has been in the planning stage
for about five years. Bill wasn’t
sure when and how to do it but
when he met Kinley Rice and
her family he knew he wanted
to do it this year.
Her great-grandpa, Lige
Morrow was Labette County
Sheriff, back in the mid 50’s. He
used to stop some of the McCune kids for hot-rodding around
Parsons. “I don’t think he ever
gave anyone of us a ticket just a
good talking to,” Bill said. Her
grandpa, Gary Ledford and his
wife Betty. “I have known all
my life and now, I have met
her dad. Craig and his wife Jan
(Redford) Rice.
I have told everyone that
Kinley is the next Carrie Underwood and I hope you’ll
agree after you listen to her
sing,” Bill added.
Bill thanked his family for
serving the food; the Oswego
city council for the use of the
building; for the wonderful
turnout; Rodney Kelly for the
use of his Big Buck Outfitter’s
Lodge for housing out-of-town
family; Barto’s Chicken of
Frontenac; and most of all to
his customers for their business.
Doug Allen, an attorney
who has lived in Labette County for more than 12 years, has
announced his candidacy for
County Commissioner. Jack
Martin, the current commissioner in District 3, has announced he will not run for reelection this November.
Doug, a Republican, has
been interested in politics his
entire life and over the past
few years has considered seeking elective office as a way to
give back to the community
that welcomed him and his
family. Doug said: “We looked
all over Kansas for a place to
settle, and chose Parsons and
Labette County due to the energy and friendliness of the
people we met.”
Doug is married to Anne
Allen, a native Kansan and
KU graduate. She is the executive director of the Parsons
Area Community Foundation,
a nonprofit that seeks to increase the quality of life for
Labette County residents. They
have raised four sons and continue to be actively involved in
all their lives.
Their two younger sons,
twins, graduated from Labette
County High School and attended Bethany and Sterling
colleges in Kansas.
Doug is primarily concerned with keeping taxes at
a minimum while ensuring
that core services remain efficient and professionally run.
Economic development is also
a very high priority. After attending several County Commission meetings he has been
impressed with the direct
Commissioner – Department
Head structure of the government, without an intervening
layer of bureaucracy such as a
County administrator or manager.
Before
attending
law
school, Doug was a police officer in Southern California for
13 years. He rose to the rank of
Captain and was very involved
in budgeting and personnel is-
Doug Allen
sues. As an attorney, he has
practiced in several areas of
law, and represented police
officers involved in shootings
and use of force incidents. He
currently is semi-retired and
practices law only in California with a practice of record
expungement.
Doug said “I hope the voters of Labette County agree
with my view of limited, efficient government coupled
with economic growth, and
will support my campaign.
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Two Oswego ball players receive honors
Two basketball players
from Oswego High School
were recently lauded for outstanding play on the court.
Junior post Elijah Elliott
and senior point guard Kyler
Dreiling were named to All
Three Rivers League rosters
for class 2A; Elliott was named
to second team and Dreiling
was named honorable mention.
Complete statistics were
available for just seven games,
but in that span, Elliott averaged 15.3 points per game,
along with 8.9 rebounds per
game, leading the Indians in
both categories. Elliott also averaged 1.0 steal per game.
Dreiling
averaged
8.3
Basketball Standouts: Kyler Dreiling and Elijah Elliot of Oswego High
School. (Photo by Robin Oldham)
points per game in the seven games for which complete stats
were available, with 2.6 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals
per game.
Karley Brake was starting pitcher for Oswego high school in game two of the squad’s March 24 season opener against Riverton. (Photo by David Oldham)
OHS softball gets rough start
By Robin Oldham
LABETTE AVENUE
Oswego High School softball opened its 2016 season
with a double-header against
Southeast Kansas powerhouse and 3A state-qualifier
Riverton at Oswego on March
24.
The OHS girls took
two losses, 15-0 and 21-6.
In the first contest,
the Lady Rams were able to
field every shot the Lady Indians sent them, resulting in
a no-hitter for junior Taylor
Compton of RHS.
On defense, OHS senior pitcher Aimee Wimp delivered two strike-outs in four
innings of play. Early season
defensive errors played a role
in the OHS loss.
In the four-inning
capper, sophomore Karley
Brake started at pitcher for
OHS. Good fielding by catcher
Kinzi Taylor, second-baseman
Lakyn Teal and shortstop Aimee Wimp logged early Riverton outs.
Capitalizing on errors, RHS scored seven in the
second inning and seven in
the third. Taylor was injured
in the second, diving for a foul
ball. Taylor isn’t expected to
return this season.
OHS’s first inning
score was courtesy of Taylor,
who’d been walked onto first,
stealing and advancing on
whacks by Tiffany Wimp and
Aimee Wimp. Teal recorded a
hit in the second inning and
freshman Ryann Sheddrick
logged her first high school
RBI.
OHS bats were warm
by the third inning, when
RHS’s starting pitcher retook the one-spot. Undaunt-
ed, Madison Sheddrick hit a
stand-up triple to earn two
RBIs.
Freshman
pitcher
Rileigh Vail started the fourth
inning for OHS, delivering
two consecutive strike-outs in
her first appearance.
The Lady Indians
will work on tightening their
defense this week in anticipation of Friday’s matchups
at home against the Altoona-Midway Lady Jets and
the Chetopa Lady Hornets.
Games start at 4:30 p.m.
3-24-16 game 1
OHS0 0 0 0 = 0
RHS2 8 3 2 = 15
P/C: A Wimp/Taylor
3-24-16 game 2
OHS1 2 3 0 = 6
RHS6 7 7 1 = 21
3B-M Sheddrick; 1B-T Wimp, La Teal, R
Sheddrick; BB-Taylor.
RBI: M Sheddrick-2, A Wimp-1, R Sheddrick-1.
P/C: Brake (3), R Vail (1)/Taylor, Sinclair.
Chetopa parents visit classrooms during conferences
Chetopa parents and students visited Mrs. Jarrett’s room during Parent Teacher Conferences
for snacks and math resources. Packets with activities on learning basic math facts were sent
home with families to reinforce math skills.
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NeHi students receive opportunity to attend Walton Arts Center
Thanks to local generosity, the NeHi students have had some exceptional arts opportunities. The entire school was privileged to attend the Walton Arts Centre for a couple of performances from
an Austrian marionette touring company and the kindergarten-third grades attended the musical Junie B Jones in Pittsburg. The school would like to express their thanks to the individuals and
groups that make these experiences possible for the students.
Chetopa families learn about math facts at parent teacher conferences
Jenna Day and her family visit with Mrs. Jarrett during Parent Teacher Conferences about
ways to help with math facts. Mound Valley fourth graders conduct tests at Greenbush
Taylor Spencer and Sierra Keller, Mound Valley fourth graders, test their hydropower water
wheel at Greenbush.
Mound Valley students learn about sun dials
Mound Valley students,Valerie Passman, Daniel Easley, and Cannon Dixon experiment with
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Mound Valley fifth graders race at Greenbush
Mound Valley fifth graders race their solar powered cars at Greenbush science center.
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VOTE
April 5th
Front (L-R): Jim Foster, Rita Foster, Shellee Cerne, Lori Green, Joyce Fultz, Melissa Green, Jenene Russell
Back (L-R): Richard Russell, Craig Carnahan, Shawn Alloway, Dr. Rob Gibbs, Ed Green, Dale Fultz, Jack Leake
USD 506 SCHOOL BOND 2016
On April 5th USD 506 residents will be voting to
approve a school bond to construct safe rooms that
will also serve as educational spaces, improve
security measures, and address deferred
maintenance throughout the district at all
USD 506 attendance centers.
We encourage all prospective voters to look into
the details of the bond issue to cast an informed
VOTE on April 5th.
“There has always been a lot of pride in our
school district and we feel these
improvements are needed. We need to keep our
facilities up for the next generation and would
urge you to all vote YES.”
— Dale & Joyce Fultz
April 5th Election
District Facility Issues
Addressed by the
Bond
• Replace exterior doors, door locks, windows, electrical infrastructure, lighting, ceilings & flooring
• Restore masonry, make drainage improvements, repair roofs and remodel restrooms
• Upgrade HVAC at certain district buildings
• Construct safe rooms that will also serve as educational spaces and security measures at district
elementary schools
• Construct a cafeteria addition at Meadow View Elementary School (which will also be their safe room)
• Remodel Haury Hall and replace windows
• Demolish old high school cafeteria building to construct a modern and efficient auxiliary gymnasium, including locker rooms constructed as a safe room.
• Remodel Harrison gymnasium and auditorium
• Update classrooms at the Agricultural Building
• Make all necessary improvements relevant to the projects described
• USD 506 Bond Endorsed By:
Jenene Russell, Russ Russell, Michael Starr, Jack Leake, Rob Gibbs, Ed Green, Gail Billman, Larry Taylor, Dan Peterson, Ray Vogt,
Cathy Kibler, Clarence White, Ruth Reazin, Melvin Reazin, Jane Blackburn, Diana Snead, Stacy Peoples, Richard Goodyear,
Miranda Plumlee, Jennifer Bebb, Jessie Foister, Misty Burke, Jena Smith, Heath Smith, Megan Carson, Mike Carson,
Andrea Dickerson, Ryan Dickerson, Lindsay Jones, Cris Leonard, Amy Leonard, Keith Shaffer, Megan Hentzen, Bryson Shaffer,
Tiffany Carson, Cindy Dean, Tara Foster, John Foster, Chris Kastler, Brad Smith, Jeff Sexton, Tim Traxson, Vikki Traxson,
Josh Ghering, Pam Ghering, Kim Hawks, Greg Bogner, Perry Sorrell, Jessica Sorrell, Rob Carnahan, Megan Carnahan,
Scott Carson, John Baugher, Gina Baugher and Kevin Cole
Learn more at www.usd506.org or call 620-784-5326
Paid for by the Vote YES Advocacy Committee - Richard Russell, treasurer
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Scan & Plan
Students
making
the
OJSHS honor roll include:
Principal’s Honor Roll (4.0
GPA)
Twelfth grade: Nicole Barnett, Allyson Miller, Hailey
Solomon, Lakyn Teal and Tiffany Wimp.
Eleventh
grade:
Elijah Elliott, Alyssa Lever,
Chase Nash, Brittany Peters,
Matheus Rodrigues, Madison
Sheddrick, Ashlynn Sinclair
and Breanna Vail.
Tenth
grade:
Karley
Brake, Jayly Cook, Riley Davis, Kailee Ramsey and Rachel Schenker.
Ninth
grade:
Nathan
Campbell, Nicholas Campbell, Andelyn Lawellin, Dylan
Pape, Tatem Schreppel, Ryann Sheddrick, Rileigh Vail
and Mary-Lynn White.
Eighth grade: Jenna Frisbie and Christopher Goddard.
Seventh grade: Josie Boulware, Catherine Daniels, Hailey Dreiling, Isaac Elliott, Autumn Stone and Allie Vail.
Teacher’s Honor Roll (3.53.99 GPA)
Twelfth grade: Nickalas
Boulware, Benjamin Dickerson, Kyler Dreiling, Megan
Faulk, Sydney Horn, David
McBrien, Blake Modesitt,
Rowdy Vance and Samantha
Vore.
Eleventh grade: Austin
Chesnutt, Delaney Davis, Jacey Diediker and Jaci Snider.
Tenth grade: Zachary
Reitz, Maison Reynolds, Delaney Schofield, Wyatt Smith,
Jaelynn Snider, Jacob Walker
and Terra Wiseman.
Ninth
grade:
Katelyn
Campbell, Sarah Daniels,
Spencer Grillot, Josie Smith
and Cairra Wolf.
Eighth grade: Colby Collins, William Daniels, Rose
Haraughty,
Shailan
Phillips, John Pitcock IV, Katlin
Rhodenbaugh, Jarod Sheko,
Ethan Sinclair, Nicholas Willis and Jace Wilson.
Seventh grade: Amber
Armstrong, Lindsy Dinnsen
and Robyn Grillot.
Regular Honor Roll (3.03.49 GPA)
Twelfth
grade:
John
Babcock, Kenyon Best, Eva
Brown, Ethan Carter, John
Peters, Jordan Reitz, Shawn
Riley, Cassie Smith, Kinzi
Taylor, William Whittley and
Aimee Wimp.
Eleventh grade: Marlee
Evans, Ethan Garris, Ethan
Gurnee, Taylor Gurnee, Dalton Pape, Bryan Siu, David
Swanwick, Joseph Torres,
Cedric Tynan and Devin Wilkerson.
Tenth grade: Rex Haraughty and Morgann Teal.
Ninth grade: Ty Barber,
Jessica Haraughty, Karissa
Hopkins, Logan Lever, Robert
Reny and Travis Ward.
Eighth grade: Haleigh
Bates, Cienna Best, Adrian
Brown, Emery Davis, Alexandria Folk, Abigail Gudde,
Lacey Hopkins and Summer
Moreland.
Seventh grade: Dani Lewis
The Parsons VFW will be
hosting a pancake breakfast to
help raise money for the boy
scout troop 20 scout camp.
The all you can eat breakfast
will be Saturday, April 9, at the
VFW in Parsons from 8 a.m. to
11 a.m. The breakfast is $5 per
person and $10 per immediate
family. For more information
call 785-250-5216.
Riverside park opening and
arts and crafts fair in Independence will be Saturday, April
9. For more information call
Barb Beurskens at 620-3322512. Opening is sponsored by
Friends of Riverside Park and
Zoo.
The Aging with Attitude
regional expo in Pittsburg will
be April 29 from 9 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. at the First Church of the
Nazarene, located at 816 E.
Quincy in Pittsburg. Kevin Olson, of Oswego, will be sharing
stories and experiences from
his own life as well as why
all should make sure to make
the most out of life, regardless of the circumstances. Preregistration is $15 per person,
which covers snacks, lunches,
speaker fees and program materials. Pre-registration is due
by April 18. After the deadline,
registration is $25 per person,
and lunch is not guaranteed.
You may register by calling the
620-724-8233.
The Mound Valley Alumni
will be having biscuits and
gravy fundraiser dinner on
Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m.
to 12 p.m. in the Mound Valley
Community center. The fundraiser will cost $5. For more
Schenck
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Sunday April 3, at 6 p.m.
Chris Golden from Hendersonville, Tenn. will be performing
a “Free Concert” at the Oswego Christian Church, located
at 11048 US-59 in Oswego. A
“Free Love” offering will take
place after the concert. For
more information call 620328-2645.
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DISTRICT COURT OF
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IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF
Nicole Christine Barnett
To Change Her Name To:
Nicole Christine Smith
Case No. 16CV12OS
PURSUANT TO K.S.A. CHAPTER 60
NOTICE OF HEARING
PUBLICATION
THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL
WHO ARE OR MAY BE CONCERNED
You are hereby notified that Nicole Christine Barnett filed a Petition
in the above court on the 10th day of
March, 2016, requesting a judgment
and order changing her name from Nicole Christine Barnett to Nicole Christine Smith.
The Petition will be heard in Labette County District Court, Courthouse, Oswego, Kansas, on the 22nd
day of April, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. You
are required to plead in response
to the petition on or before April 22,
2016, in this Court.
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& King Size
Sets
Twin & Full Sets
Featuring Cool Gel Memory Foam or Heavy Inner Spring Sets
1707 MAIN STREET
PARSONS, KS
510 Depot St. • Oswego
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 to 6, Sat. 9 to Noon
• E-Filing • Direct Deposit
• Personal, Business, and Farm
Phone (620) 795-2875
Fax (620) 795-4499
Kansas Association
of Insurance Agents
Good for 30 Days • Limit 1 Coupon Per Set • Not Valid with Any Other Offer
Sullivan Furniture, Inc.
White’s Tax Service
& Bookkeeping
Hurry Lowest Price Ever!
M AT T R E S S S E T S
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30 Days
Limit One Coupon Per Set
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Enjoying the refreshments at the Oswego Health and Rehab last
Thursday afternoon were Larry Richardson, Lacey O’Neal, Mayor
Bill Cunningham and Goldie Kiister.
(Photo by Rena Russell)
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COUPON
$100 OFF Queen & King Sets
Group enjoys refreshments at Oswego Rehab
1707 Main St. • Parsons
620-421-5304
Mon.-Fri. 9:30-5, Thur. till 6, Sat. 10-4
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Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5
Thurs. till 6:30, Sat. 10-4
Every classified ad in Labette Avenue also
runs in two other Taylor Newspapers!
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Auto • Homeowners • Life • Commercial Farm
• Crop Hail • Disability Income Long-term Care
• Financial Planning
Altamont
319 4th Street
(620) 784-5322
(800) 856-2996
Parsons
2121 Main
(620) 421-1950
(800) 530-5741
www.labetteinsurance.com
FINANCING AVAILABLE!
14 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara ........................11,000 Miles
14 Nissan Altima S ..........................................................$15,995
13 Ford Taurus Limited, Leather ......................................$16,495
13 Ram 1500 SLT, 4x4, 4 Door, 56K ................................$24,995
13 Impala LTZ, Sunroof, New Tires ...................................$12,495
13 Kia Optima, Gold, Nice MPG ......................................$13,995
12 Ram 3/4, 4 Door, 4x4 Hemi ........................................$25,995
12 GMC Acadia SLT -1, Camera, AWD ...............................$23,595
12 Honda Accord LX Premier, 19K ...................................$13,995
10 Chevy Suburban 4x4 LT, DVD, remote start.................$22,495
09 GMC Crew Cab, 4x4....................................................$20,995
09 Malibu LS, Good MPG .................................................. $8,995
09 Chevy K1500 Crew Z71 LT, DVD .................................$19,995
08 GMC, 4 Door, 4x4 .......................................................$18,995
08 GMC SLT Crew Cab 4x4, Navigation............................$19,995
08 Chevy Uplander ........................................................... $5,995
07 Chevy Ext Cab, 2WD ...................................................$10,500
06 Chrysler Town & Country .....................................LOCAL TRADE
06 Tahoe LT, Sunroof, DVD, 3rd Seat ................................$12,495
05 Dodge Dakota, 4 door, 2WD, Laramie........................... $8,995
01 Chevy Suburban LT, 4x4 ............................................... $6,495
00 Dodge Club Cab, 2WD ................................................. $5,995
99 Chevy Malibu, 4 Door .................................................. $3,495
Auto Sales &
Service Center
32nd & Main • Parsons, KS • (620) 421-6060
www.sekautosales.com
Classified Ads
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Montgomery County Chronicle
Prairie Star • Montgomery County Chronicle • Labette Avenue
SALES & AUCTIONS
HELP WANTED
HELP WANTED
HELP WANTED
HELP WANTED
HELP WANTED
RURAL LIBERTY: Rummage sale on April
1-2. 8 a.m. to ? Lots of new miscellaneous.
Go to 5307 CR 3420 on U.S. 169 highway,
Liberty, Kansas.
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wage. Call Brett Anderson at 620-870-9070
or apply at Caney Recreation Center, 403 E.
First Ave., Caney, Kansas. Deadline to apply
is Monday, April 11, 2016.
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LIFEGUARDS
AND
CONCESSION
WORKERS: The City of Oswego is now
accepting applications for Lifeguards
and Concession Workers at the City Pool.
Applications are available at City Hall 703 5th St., on the city’s website www.
oswegokansas.com or by calling 620-7954433. The city is an equal opportunity
employer.
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POOL MANAGER: The City of Sedan is
taking applications for Pool Manager.
Applicants must be certified and are
required to work weekends. All applications
must be returned to City Hall by April 1,
2016, at 4:00 pm.
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LIFEGUARD: The City of Howard Swimming
Pool is currently seeking Lifeguards for
the upcoming 2016 season. The Lifeguard
is responsible for ensuring the safety
of swimmers and members in the pool
and surrounding pool area at all times.
Requirements include holding certifications
by the American Red Cross: CPR, AED,
First Aid, and Life Guarding. The Lifeguard
position is a seasonal position. Employment
is from Memorial Day weekend through
possibly Labor Day and must be flexible to
work varying shifts including weekends.
Applications must be returned to Howard
City Office before May 1. Call 620-374-2202
for more information.
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MEALS ON WHEELS/FRIENDSHIP MEALS
CENTER MANAGER: in Moline, 10 a.m.1 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Wonderful opportunity
working with older adults. Experience with
food service helpful. Some record keeping.
High school diploma or GED required. Apply
at 110 N. Main (community building) in
Moline or call 620-647-8178. EOE.
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HOME HEALTH QA NURSE: This
position will be PT/FT depending on the
qualifications of the successful candidate.
Kansas RN license required. Home health
experience preferred, but not required.
This position has flexible hours, would
require RN to work one weekend every 6
weeks and one holiday per year. Excellent
orientation is provided. Mileage is paid
at .54 per mile and travel time at hourly
rate. Excellent salary, outstanding benefits,
and learning opportunity. GWCH Home
Health is a ten year Homecare Elite agency
with focus on quality patient care and
satisfaction. Greenwood County Hospital
Home Health has an opportunity for a
Home Health QA nurse. This RN will need
operational knowledge of the Medicare
certified Home Health Program and in
general quality assurance. Responsibilities
include, but not limited to: assisting with
the current QA program and its continued
growth and development, OASIS audits,
and ICD-10 coding as well as home visits as
needed. Excellent work ethic, good people
management skills, and the ability to work
in a fast paced environment are required.
GWCH is a tobacco free campus and drug
free workplace. GWCH also conducts post
employment offer drug screening. EOE.
Please send apply online at www.gwch.org.
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DENTAL ASSISTANT NEEDED
at Chautauqua Hills Dental in Sedan, Kan.
Experience preferred but not required.
Please send resume to:
120 W. Osage
Sedan, KS 67361
or [email protected]
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TRANSPORTATION DRIVER: Elk County
Council on Aging is looking for a parttime transportation driver. Responsible
for picking up and taking clients
to appointments in our public transit
vehicle. Must be at least 18 years old, have
a clean driving record and pass drug and
background checks. Apply in person at 134
E. Washington, Howard.
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HOUSEKEEPER: Elk County Council on
Aging is looking for a part-time housekeeper.
Must have your own vehicle, be 18 years or
older and pass background checks. Apply in
person at 134 E. Washington, Howard.
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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR: Labette County
Public Works is now accepting application
for equipment operators with starting
salary between $12.37-$13.36 (Range
13-15), depending on experience. CDL
is required. Applications will be taken
until position is filled. Applications can be
picked up at Labette County Public Works
at 901 S. Huston in Altamont or online at
labettecounty.com. Labette County is a drug
free and tobacco free workplace. All new
hires are subject to a drug screening test,
range of motion test, and a physical. Labette
County is an equal opportunity employer.
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ENTRY LEVEL HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR CAREER: Get Trained - Get
Certified - Get Hired! Bulldozers, Backhoes
and Excavators. Immediate Lifetime Job
Placement. VA Benefits. National Average
$18.00-$22.00 1-866-362-6497. (KCAN)
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ATTENDANT CARE/PSYCHOSOCIAL AIDE:
Do you enjoy working with people? Are you
self-motivated? If you answer yes to these
questions then Labette Center for Mental
Health Services, Inc. has the job for you. We
are seeking to add a part-time Attendant
Care/Psychosocial Aide to work with adults
at night and on the weekends. All applicants
must be 18 years of age or older, have a
valid driver’s license, and be able to pass
a background check. Applications can be
picked up at 1730 Belmont, Parsons, or
send resume to LCMHS, Inc. Attn: Human
Resources, PO Box 258, Parsons, KS 673570258 or you can email your resume to
[email protected] Information about
Labette Center for Mental Health Services,
Inc. can be obtained at www.lcmhs.com.
Labette Center for Mental Health is an equal
opportunity employer.
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Oswego Community Hospital has the
following openings:
RN F-T (Night Shift) position: Licensed
registered nurse needed for the night shift
(7p.m.—7 a.m.). Employee benefits include
health, dental, and life insurance.
RN-PRN (as needed) positions: Licensed
Registered Nurse.
CNA-PRN (as needed) positions: Assists
the professional nursing staff by performing
assigned duties and caring for patients in an
organized, efficient manner.
Cook-P-T and PRN (as needed) positions:
Experience preparing and cooking food for
patients and employees.
Interested candidates can apply in person:
Oswego Community Hospital, 800 Barker
Drive, Oswego, KS 67356.
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CNAS: We need caring, compassionate,
and enthusiastic people to join our TEAM
at Oswego Health and Rehab! There
are positions available for full time and
part time night shift C.N.A’s! We offer
competitive wages and shift differentials
with the possibility of a sign on bonus! We
are also in need of RN’s on an “as needed”
basis and someone for transportation part
time! Come in and fill out an application at
1104 Ohio, in Oswego! We look forward to
you becoming part of our TEAM! LA12-tf
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PUBLIC SAFETY 911 DISPATCHER: Who
wants to work with a great team of people
and actually save lives? You? Or You? The
Labette County Emergency Communications
Center is accepting applications for a
full time Public Safety 911 Dispatcher.
A Public Safety 911 Dispatcher answers
all emergency 911 calls, and dispatches
Police, Fire and EMS personnel/equipment
to emergency situations throughout the
county. It takes a special person that can
work well under high stress situations, and
works well in a team environment. Applicant
must pass a drug screening, and have a high
school diploma or a GED. Basic computer and
communications skills are a must. Position
starts at 12.86 an hour and averages 30+
hours a week. Experience preferred but not
required. Full time employees are eligible
for full benefits, step increases starting in
six months, health and dental insurance,
paid holidays, sick & vacation time. For any
further information please contact Brandy
Grassl or Michelle Altendorf at 620-7952565, to obtain a 9-1-1 Dispatch application
and job description visit www.labettecounty.
com. Only a 9-1-1 Dispatch application will
be accepted. Labette County is an EOE.
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HELP WANTED: Earn $500 a day. Insurance
Agents Needed . Leads, No Cold Calls .
Commissions Paid Daily . Lifetime Renewals
. Complete Training . Health & Dental
Insurance . Life License Required. Call
1-888-713-6020.
(KCAN)
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TRUCK DRIVER: Convoy Systems is hiring
Class A drivers to run from Kansas City to the
west coast. Home Weekly! Great Benefits!
www.convoysystems.com Call Tina ext. 301
or Lori ext. 303 1-800-926-6869. (KCAN)
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TRUCK DRIVER: OTR/CDL Class A Driver 2
yrs min experience . Good Pay, Vacation Pay
& Bonuses . Good Home Time for a Flat Bed
Company . Caudy Trucking Inc . 402-7686134.
(KCAN)
ITEMS FOR SALE
USED APPLIANCES AND FURNITURE:
Washers, Dryers, Stoves, Fridge, Freezers, AC
units, Recliners, Lift chair-918-533-6000 or
620-597-2680.
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“IMAGES OF AMERICA: INDEPENDENCE,”
a pictorial history of Independence, is
available for $21.99 (plus sales tax) at
the Montgomery County Chronicle offices
in Caney, Cherryvale and Independence.
Makes a great gift for any event!
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MISCELLANEOUS
DAYCARE HAS OPENINGS: For more
information call Carolyn Tomlinson at 620795-2876.
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BID NOTICES
MOWING BIDS ACCEPTED: The annual
meeting for Lafayette Cemetery Association
is April 8, 2016, at 5 p.m. Any interested
parties welcome to attend. At that time we
will open bids that were received by April
4, for mowing three cemeteries in the
township. Send bids to Dixie Selter, 505 N.
Montgomery, Sedan, KS 67361. CQ11-3tp
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BIDS FOR MOWING and TRIMMING at
Casement and Greenwood Cemeteries; April
4, for specs contact Sue Kill, 620-725-3951,
[email protected] or Brett Dickens, 620249-6338.
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ITEMS WANTED
SCRAP METAL: Paying top dollar for scrap
metal, junk cars (running or not), etc. Will
pick up items. Call 918-559-9162.
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GOLD & SILVER JEWELRY WANTED: Get
more for your broken unwanted gold &
silver jewelry at Uncle Ken’s Coin Shop. Also
buying silver coins and old currency. Phone
(620) 331-4570.
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HELP WANTED
GARDENER WANTED: Mature man with
knowledge of flowers, plants and trees, 7
a.m. to 1 p.m., 5 days a week, $12 per hour.
Jan Todd, Havana, call 620-673-4205.
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SEASONAL, PART-TIME: Caney Rec Center
is needing one part-time person for outside
seasonal job (spring-summer), minimum
REAL ESTATE
•OSWEGO, Beautiful and roomy, 2300 sq.
ft., home built in 2005 on 2 acre lot. Attached 2-car garage, plus separate 30x52
garage/workshop/apartment. Large deck
with above ground pool. All appliances
stay.....................REDUCED to$189,900
•CHETOPA, Stately Victorian home on
corner lots, near K-12 school. Beautiful
staircase, new kitchen, etensive remodeling throughout, CH/A, good roof, carport.
................................................$49,900
• CHETOPA, 2-BR home with large kitchen, new metal roof, new paint, 1-carr attached garage. Also big detached workshop.....................REDUCED to $27,900
• OSWEGO, 3-BR, 2-BA with fireplace,
attached garage, hugh backyard. New
breaker box, new roof five years ago,
kitchen and baths remodeled, seven
years ago..............REDUCED to $79,900
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Oswego, Kansas
CHESNUTT & CHESNUTT
AUCTIONEERS - REALTORS
Oswego................795-2365
Jerry.....................236-7348
Cody.....................795-2298
Email: [email protected]
AUCTION
Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m.
5671 US Hwy 75, Independence, Kan.
Located 1/2 mile South of Sycamore,
Kan., on Highway 75
7 Acres with highway frontage.
4-Bedroom, 1 1/2
story home, all completely redone. All new paint, floating
floor, island kitchen, bath upstairs and
down, central heat and air up and down
(downstairs air needs work), on natural
gas, rural water, 30x60 metal garage,
workshop.
This home is ready to move into!
Owner moving to town!
Come to Buy!
10% Down, Balance 30 days
ORLIN SMITH
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Oswego, Kansas
Four County Mental Health Center
has immediate job openings!
These are entry-level, High School Diploma or GED
needed, no experience required.
• Attendant Care –We have the following attendant care
openings: These positions all work one-on-one with patients
either in community or school setting.
- Children’s School-Based
- Children’s Temporary Summer
- Adult Overnight
- Adult Home Health
• Part-time Drivers – No CDL required, must be 21 years of age.
Visit our website to learn more about
these positions or to apply online:
www.fourcounty.com.
Resumes/applications may also be
submitted in person or mailed to:
Human Resources, Four County MHC,
P.O. Box 688 Independence, KS
67301. Equal Opportunity Employer,
Drug Free Workplace and Bilingual applicants preferred.
Apartments available at
Westside Homes, Oswego
Apply at Frogley’s
Gun Shop or call
620-778-2458
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TROTNIC
STORAGE
• Units Available •
As small as 5x10
As large as 20x40
$20 and up
OSWEGO • (620) 795-2414
AUCTION
Saturday, April 2, at 10:30 a.m.
515 Main St., Parsons, Kan.
At Auction 12 Noon
2.9 Acres on East Main
Stately 2-Story, 5-Bedroom,
2 Full Baths and 2 Half Baths,
Partial Basement, CH/Air
up and down; vinyl siding,
breaker box, 2-car detached
garage, across from Braums,
Wonderful Location!
2 Late Model Craftsman Riding
Mowers, 2-Door Whirlpool Refrigerator, nice; Antique Wine Cabinet, Lots of Pictures; 2 Pieces of
Roseville; Van Briggle; Ornate Thai
Chest; Old Glassware; Wooden
Shoes; Ivory Pieces; 1st Addition Books; Meat Grinder; Africal
Statuettes; 1962 Disneyland Map;
Chinese Pieces; Raggedy Ann Doll;
Modern China Cabinets; End Tables;
Double Recling Couch; Lectern; Lots
of Books; Cassettes; Sony Color
TV; Several Desks; King Mattress/
Springs; Antique Dresser; Blonde
Bedroom Suite, King; Bunk Beds;
Small Refrigerator; Ornate Antique
Book Shelves; Chest of Drawers; Vases; Sanyo TV; Battery Charger; Tow
Rope; B/D Grider; Crosley Freezer;
Snow Blade; Extension Cords; Chain
Saw; Weedeater; Ladders, Lots of
Other Items
JILL DAY
Call or visit our website for working ranches
in a several state area. Let our background
in stocker/ cow-calf production and hunting
properties be of assistance in the sale of your
ranch or your property search.
400+ acres of prime deer hunting,
fishing and grazing.
CROSSTIMBERSLAND.COM
918-287-1996 - OFFICE
620-705-1448 - Ben Allen
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Oswego, Kansas
CHESNUTT & CHESNUTT
AUCTIONEERS - REALTORS
Oswego................795-2365
Jerry.....................236-7348
Cody.....................795-2298
Email: [email protected]
Bus Mechanic Technician - USD 506
USD 506 Labette Co. is seeking an experienced Bus Mechanic
Technician. Successful candidates will perform preventative
maintenance, diagnosis, service and repair of steering,
suspension, brakes, engines, transmissions, differentials,
electrical, wheelchair lifts, and air conditioning systems.
Successful applicants must be able to work safely, perform part
analysis on damaged parts, and assist in inventory control or
other duties as necessary. This job is year round, requires physical
exertion, & applicants must have, or be able to obtain, a CDL.
A complete job description is available on the district website.
Applications may be submitted online at
www.usd506.org or picked up at the District Office located at
401 S. High School Street, Altamont, Kansas 67330.
CHESNUTT & CHESNUTT
AUCTIONEERS - REALTORS
Oswego................795-2365
Jerry.....................236-7348
Cody.....................795-2298
Email: [email protected]
WELDING
SUPPLIES
We honor all Thompson
Bros. Present Leases
TROTNIC
LUMBER & SUPPLY
OSWEGO • (620) 795-2414
Four County Mental Health
Center has the following
full-time openings!
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positions or to apply online:
www.fourcounty.com.
Positions are benefit-eligible.
Four County is a KPERS employer.
Resumes/applications may also be submitted
in person or mailed to:
Human Resources, Four County MHC,
P.O. Box 688 Independence, KS 67301. Equal Opportunity Employer, Drug
Free Workplace and bilingual applicants preferred.
Now Has 2 Locations!
205 W. 9th, Coffeyville
(620) 251-2200
East of Dearing, KS
(620) 948-3400
(3 miles east of Dearing or west of Coffeyille Country Club on Woodland Ave.)
New & Used • Antiques • Furniture • La-Z-Boy Recliners
WE ARE GROWING!
As we expand, we are looking for quality
staff who are resident centered to meet
our elder’s needs.
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FOR RENT
ADOPTIONS
FOR RENT IN CANEY: Houses for rent in
Caney. Two and three bedrooms, carports
and storage sheds. No pets. Call 620-8792532.
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ADOPTION: Loving South-Asian/Caucasian
Couple Excited to Give Your Newborn A
Happy Life. Expenses Paid. Isaac and Pia. Call
us! 888-505-3696 Text Us! 929-286-2677.
www.isaacandpiaadopt.com.
(KCAN)
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ADOPTION: WARM, FUN, PROFESSIONAL
Couple with hearts full of love eager to
provide your baby with love and happiness
forever. Expenses paid. Christina and
Michael (877) 298-1945.
(KCAN)
REAL ESTATE
FOR SALE IN OSWEGO: 2 bedroom, 2 bath
home for sale. Home includes fenced in
backyard and good flooring. Home listed
at $26,000. For more information call Gary
Tomey at 620-705-4850.
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LONGTON: 405 Wyandotte - Three
bedroom, two bath, open floor plan, kitchen
appliances stay, detached four car garage,
walk out patio with fenced in back yard.
New roof in 2015. Total electric home. NEW
PRICE $55,000
HOWARD: 1160 Hwy. 99 - Five acres with
large metal building, out of the city limits
with many uses, access to Elk River, out
buildings. $69,000.
HOWARD: 218 N. Wabash - Nice business
opportunity, 770 square feet retail, business
opportunity, could also be residential for
hunters or weekends. $8,000.
Call Judy Nungesser, Realtor
Faith Realty
Call 620-330-3688
[email protected]
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FOR SALE IN ALTAMONT: 3 bedroom, 1.5
bath home for sale. Well maintained ranch
style home on ranch style on large, corner
lot. Custom oak cabinets, new flooring
throughout. Energy efficient CH/A and wood
stove. Lots of updated amenities to see. Call
620-820-3433. $94,500 OBO LA13-1tp
SPORTING GOODS
WORLD’S LARGEST GUN SHOW: April 2
& 3 - Tulsa, OK Fairgrounds. Saturday 8-6,
Sunday 8-4. WANENMACHER’S TULSA ARMS
SHOW. Free appraisals. Bring your guns!
www.TulsaArmsShow.com.
(KCAN)
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AREA SERVICES
TAYLOR TREES, LLC: Tree and Pasture
Clearing, Insured, Chautauqua and
surrounding counties. Call 620-216-0755.
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THOMAS TREE SERVICE: Tree trimming,
removal and stump grinding, have chipper,
grapple and bucket truck. Insured. Call for
free estimates, 620-879-2532 or 620-2498773.
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LAZY BEAR COMPUTERS: in-home
repair and upgrades. We come to you.
620-725-5465, 620-330-0330. www.
lazybearcomputers.com.
[email protected]
lazybearcomputers.com.
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WICKHAM TRUCKING for your rock, sand,
and dirt needs. Call 620-725-3317 or 620249-2867.
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MCNOWN TREE CARE
Insured, professional tree trimming,
removal, and clean-up.
FREE ESTIMATES
Home: 620-725-4038
Cell: 620-249-1891
“When Experience Counts, Count on Us!”
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(First published in the Labette Av-
(First published in the Labette Avenue,
Wednesday, March 23 and 30, 2016)
CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 16
A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF CHETOPA FROM
THE PROVISIONS OF L. 2015,
CHAPTER 88, SECTION 71, RELATING TO THE FILLING OF GOVERNING BODY VACANCIES.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF CHETOPA:
Section 1. The City of Chetopa, by virtue of the power vested in it by Article
12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the
State of Kansas, hereby elects and
does exempt itself and make inapplicable to it L. 2015, Chapter 88, Section
71, relating to the filling of governing
body vacancies, which enactment applies to this city, but does not apply uniformly to all cities.
Section 2. This charter ordinance shall
be published once each week for two
consecutive weeks in the official city
newspaper.
Section 3. This charter ordinance shall
take effect 61 days after final publication unless a sufficient petition for a
referendum is filed and a referendum
held on the ordinance as provided in
Article 12, Section 5, Subsection (c)
(3) of the Constitution of the State of
Kansas, in which case the ordinance
shall become effective if approved by
the majority of the electors thereon.
Passed by the Governing, not less
than two-thirds of the members elect
voting in favor thereof, this 15th day of
March 2016.
Terry G. Robison
Mayor
Toni A. Crumrine
City Clerk
Seal
(First published in the Labette Avenue
PUBLIC NOTICE
enue, Wednesday, March 23, 30 and
April 6, 2016)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF
LABETTE COUNTY, KANSAS
SITTING AT PARSONS
In the Matter of the Estates of
Patricia Anne Southall, Deceased
and Elton Lawayne Southall aka
Lawayne E. Southall, Deceased
No. 16 PR 11 PA
NOTICE OF HEARING
THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL
PERSONS CONCERNED:
You are hereby notified that a
Petition has been filed in this court by
Sharon Jahn, as the owner of an interest in the real estate described as
follows:
The Northwest Quarter of Section
13, Township 31, Range 17, Labette
County, Kansas
praying for the determination of descent of the above described real
estate and all other property, real and
personal, or interests therein, owned
by the decedents at the time of their
deaths. You are hereby required to
file your written defenses thereto on
or before April 18, 2016, at 1:00 p.m.
of said day, in said court, in the City of
Parsons, in Labette County, Kansas,
at which time and place said cause
will be heard. Should you fail therein,
judgment and decree will be entered
in due course upon said Petition.
Sharon Jahn, Petitioner
TUCKER AND MARKHAM
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, L.L.C.
Richard G. Tucker #07774
P. O. Box 875
Parsons, KS 67357
(620) 421-4580
Attorney for Petitioner
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(First published in the Labette Avene,
Wednesday, March 23 and 30, 2016)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF
LABETTE COUNTY, KANSAS
IN THE INTEREST OF:
Shamana Kuehn
Case No. 15JC75PA
Year of Birth 2015
A female
NOTICE OF ADJUDICATION AND
DISPOSITION HEARING
Pursuant to K.S.A. 38-2265
On May 3rd, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.
an adjudication and dispostition hearing will be conducted by Judge Jeffry
L. Jack. The parents, any other person having legal custody of the above
named child, the parties, interested
parties, the child’s foster parent(s) or
permanent custodian, preadoptive
parents for the child, or the closest
relative of each of the child’s parents
whose address is known if no grandparent is living or if no living grandparent’s address is known, the person
having custody of the child, and any
person having close emotional ties
with the child who has so requested
and is deemed by the Court to be essential to the deliberations may appear and will be given an opportunity
to be heard. Opportunity to be heard
shall be at a time and in a manner determined by the Court and does not
confer an entitlement to appear in person. Individuals receiving this notice
shall not be made a party or interested
party solely on the basis of this notice.
Hillary McKinney
Labette County Attorney
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RESOLUTION NO. 03-28-16A
A RESOLUTION FIXING A TIME AND
PLACE AND PROVIDING FOR NOTICE OF A HEARING BEFORE THE
GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY
OF OSWEGO, KANSAS, AT WHICH
THE OWNER, HIS OR HER AGENT,
LIENHOLDERS OF RECORD, OCCUPANTS AND OTHER PARTIES
IN INTEREST OF STRUCTURES
LOCATED AT: Commencing at the
Southeast corner of Lot 6, Block
25, Original City of Oswego; thence
West 61.60 feet to the West side of
common wall between the two buildings; thence North 44.10 feet along
West line of said wall to the North
end; thence East 1.45 feet to East
side of West building; thence North
95.90 feet to North line of Lots 6
through 8; thence East 60.98 feet
to Northeast corner of Lot 6; thence
South 140 feet to the point of beginning, Labette County, Kansas, or
commonly known as 325 Merchant
St. IN SAID CITY MAY APPEAR AND
SHOW CAUSE WHY SUCH STRUCTURES SHOULD NOT BE CONDEMNED AND ORDERED REPAIRED
OR DEMOLISHED AS UNSAFE OR
DANGEROUS STRUCTURES.
WHEREAS, the enforcing officer of the
City of Oswego, Kansas, did on the
10th day of March, 2016, file with the
governing body of said city, a statement
in writing that the structures, hereinafter
described, are unsafe or dangerous:
South, east and north walls are in
need of minor repairs with some water leeching thru brick, due to leaking
roof. West wall is deteriorating and
cannot be repaired according to structural engineers. The brick is soft and
is crumbling. Many smaller windows
have been boarded up. Roof is leaking
very badly it would need to be replaced.
Some knob and tube wiring is present
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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY
OF THE CITY OF OSWEGO, KANSAS:
That a hearing will be held on the 9th
day of May, 2016 before the governing
body of the city at 6:30 p.m., at Oswego City Hall, 703 5th St., at which the
owner, his or her agent, any lienholders of record and any occupant of the
structures located at: Commencing at
the Southeast corner of Lot 6, Block 25,
Original City of Oswego; thence West
61.60 feet to the West side of common
wall between the two buildings; thence
North 44.10 feet along West line of
said wall to the North end; thence East
1.45 feet to East side of West building; thence North 95.90 feet to North
line of Lots 6 through 8; thence East
60.98 feet to Northeast corner of Lot
6; thence South 140 feet to the point of
beginning, Labette County, Kansas, or
commonly known as 325 Merchant St.,
may appear and show cause why such
structures should not be condemned as
unsafe or dangerous structures and ordered repaired or demolished.
Be it Further Resolved, that the City
Clerk shall cause this resolution to be
published once each week for two consecutive weeks and shall give notice
of the aforesaid hearing in the manner
provided by law.
Adopted this 28th day of March, 2016.
F.W. Cunningham Jr., Mayor
Attest:
Carol J. Eddington, City Clerk
(SEAL)
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PUBLIC NOTICE
(First published in the Labette Avenue, Wednesday, March 23 and 30, 2016)
CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 15
A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF CHETOPA, KANSAS FROM THE PROVISIONS OF
K.S.A. 14-103, 14-201 and 14-204
RELATING TO THE ELECTION AND
APPOINTMENT OF THE MAYOR,
COUNCIL MEMBERS AND CITY
OFFICERS, THEIR TERMS OF OFFICE, TRANSITIONS TO NOVEMBER
ELECTIONS, THE APPOINTMENT
OF OFFICERS AND NOMINATION
PETITIONS; AND PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT;
AND REPEALING CHARTER ORDINANCE NO 14.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF CHETOPA, KANSAS:
Section 1. The City of Chetopa, Kansas, by the power vested in it by Article
12, Section 5 of the Kansas Constitution hereby elects to and does exempt
itself and make inapplicable to the provisions of K.S.A. 14-103, 14-201 and
14-201 that apply to this city, but are
parts of enactments which do not apply
uniformly to all cities.
Section 2. (a) The Governing Body
shall consist of a mayor and 6 council
members to be elected to terms as set
forth herein. The mayor and council
members shall be residents and qualified electors of the City of Chetopa,
Kansas.
(b) The Governing Body of
the city will be elected from the general
population of the City of Chetopa. For
election purposes, all previous wards
and/or precincts established by the City
of Chetopa are hereby abolished.
Section 3. Those governing body positions with terms expiring in April 2017;
shall expire on the second Monday in
January of 2018, when the city officials
elected in the November 2017 general
election take office. Those governing
body positions with terms expiring in
April 2019 shall expire on the second
Monday in January of 2020, when the
city officials elected in the November
2019 general election take office.
Section 4. A general election of the
governing body will take place on the
Tuesday succeeding the first Monday
in November 2017. Succeeding elections will be held every two years for all
such governing body positions whose
terms have expired. The mayor and
council members shall have four year
terms. There shall be no primary elections.
Section 5. Beginning in 2017, the may-
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or shall appoint at the second meeting
in February, by and with the consent
of the council, a municipal judge of the
municipal court, a chief of police, city
clerk, city attorney and any other officers deemed necessary. Any officers
appointed and confirmed shall hold an
initial term of office of not to exceed one
year and until their successors are appointed and qualified. Any officers who
are reappointed shall hold their offices
for a term of one year and until their
successors are appointed and qualified. The council shall by ordinance
specify the duties and compensation
of the office holders and by ordinance
may abolish any office created by the
council whenever deemed expedient.
The council may retain a licensed professional engineer to act in the capacity
of City Engineer for specifically defined
duties and provide for reasonable compensation for the services rendered.
Section 6. In accordance with K.S.A.
25-205, and amendments thereto, any
person may become a candidate for
city office elected at large by having
had filed on their behalf, a nomination
petition or a declaration of candidacy,
accompanied by any fee required by
law. The nomination petition must be
signed by fifty (50) of the qualified electors of the City of Chetopa.
Section 7. Charter Ordinance No. 14
and any ordinance or parts thereof of
the city which are in conflict herewith
are hereby repealed.
Section 8. This Charter Ordinance
shall be published once each week for
two consecutive weeks in the official
city newspaper, the Labette Avenue.
Section 9. This
Charter
Ordinance shall take effect 61 days
after the final publication unless a sufficient petition for a referendum is filed,
requiring a referendum to be held on
the ordinance as provided by Article
12, Section 5, Subsection (c) (3) of the
Constitution of the State of Kansas,
in which case this Charter Ordinance
shall become effective upon approval
by the majority of the electors voting
thereon.
Passed by the Governing Body, not
less than two-thirds of the members
elect voting in favor thereof, this 15th
day of March 2016.
Terry G. Robison
Mayor
Toni A. Crumrine
City Clerk
Seal
PUBLIC NOTICE
on Wednesday, March 30, April 6 and
13, 2016)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF
LABETTE COUNTY, KANSAS
SITTING AT OSWEGO
In the Matter of the Estate of
MARVIN CARNEY, a/k/a
MARVN R. CARNEY, Deceased
Case No. 16 PR – 2 OS
NOTICE OF HEARING
THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL
PERSONS CONCERNED:
You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in this Court by
JoAnn Carney, surviving heir of Marvin Carney, a/k/a Marvin R. Carney,
deceased, praying:
That descent be determined of
the following described real estate
situated in Labette County, Kansas,
to-wit:
Lots One (1) and Eight (8), Section
One (1), Township Thirty-Five (35),
Range Eighteen (18), containing
eighty (80) acres, more or less, in
Labette County, Kansas, AND
East Half (E/2) of the Southwest
Quarter (SW/4) of Section One (1),
Township Thirty-four (34) South (S)
Range Eighteen (18) East 6th P.M.,
Labette County, Kansas
and all other property owned by decedent at the time of his death.
You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the
22nd day of April, 2016, at 1:30 P.M.
of said day, in said Court, in the City
of Oswego, Labette County, Kansas,
at which time and place said cause
will be heard. Should you fail therein,
judgment and decree will be entered
in due course upon the Petition.
JOANN CARNEY, PETITIONER
HALL LEVY DeVORE BELL
OTT & KRITZ
815 Union, P. O. Box 9
Coffeyville KS 67337
(620) 251-1300
Attorneys for Petitioner
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PUBLIC NOTICE
(First published in the Labette Avenue,
Wednesday, March 30 and April 6,
2016)
CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 11
A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF MCCUNE, KANSAS, FROM THE PROVISIONS OF
K.S.S. 15-201, RELATING TO THE
ELECTION OF OFFICERS, THEIR
TERMS OF OFFICE, TRANSITIONS
TO NOVEMBER ELECTIONS, THE
FILLING OF GOVERNING BODY
VACANCIES, AND NOMINATION
PETITIONS; AND, PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF MCCUNE:
Section 1. The City of McCune,
Kansas by the power vested in it by
Article 12, Section 5 of the Kansas
Constitution hereby elects to and does
exempt itself and make inapplicable
to it the provisions of K.S.A. 15-201,
which applies to this city, but is part
of an enactment which does not apply
uniformly to all cities.
Section 2. The governing body
shall consist of a mayor and five council members to be elected to terms as
set forth herein. The mayor and council members shall be residents and
qualified electors of the City of McCune, Kansas
Section 3. Those governing body
positions with terms expiring in April
2017 shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2018, when the city
officials elected in the November 2017
general election take office. Those
governing body positions with terms
expiring in April 2019 shall expire on
the second Monday in January of
2020, when the city officials elected in
the November 2019 general election
take office.
Section 4. General elections shall
take place on the Tuesday succeeding
the first Monday in November 2017.
Succeeding elections will be held every two years for all such governing
body positions whose terms have expired. A mayor and two council members shall be elected at one election,
and the remaining three council members shall be elected at the succeeding election. The mayor shall have a
two-year term and all council members
shall have four year terms.
Section 5. In case of a vacancy
in the council occurring by reason of
resignation, death, or removal from
office or from the city, the mayor, by
and with the advice and consent of
the remaining council members, shall
appoint an elector to fill the vacancy
until the next election for that office. In
case any person elected as a council
member neglects or refuses to qualify
within 30 days after election, the council member shall be deemed to have
refused to accept the office and a vacancy shall exist. The mayor may, with
the consent of the remaining council
members, appoint a suitable elector to
fill the vacancy.
Section 6. In case of a vacancy in
the office of mayor, the president of the
council shall become mayor until the
next regular election for that office and
a vacancy shall occur in the office of
the council member becoming mayor.
Section 7. This Charter Ordinance shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the
official city newspaper.
Section 8. This Charter Ordinance shall take effect 61 days after
the final publication unless a sufficient
petition for a referendum if filed, requiring a referendum to be held on the
ordinance as provided by Article 12,
Section 5, Subsection (c) (3) of the
Constitution of the State of Kansas,
in which case this Charter Ordinance
shall become effective upon approval
by the majority of the electors voting
thereon.
Passed by the Governing Body,
not less than two-thirds of the members-elect voting in favor thereof, this
14th day of March, 2016.
Tosh Kluber, Mayor
Attest:
Anita McGown, City Clerk
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
USD 506 Honorary Chairs Perry and Jessica Sorrell & Family
L-R: Aubrie, Clancie, Holleigh, Riley, Elsie, Amanda (not pictured), Jessica & Perry Sorrell
USD 506 SCHOOL BOND 2016
On April 5th USD 506 residents will be voting to approve a school bond to construct safe
rooms that will also serve as educational spaces, improve security measures, and address deferred maintenance throughout the district at all USD 506 attendance centers.
We encourage all prospective voters to look into the details of the bond issue to cast an
informed VOTE on April 5th.
In order to help voters get accurate information regarding this project, USD 506 will be
hosting a public bond information forum on Thursday, March 31st, from 6-8pm
at Harrison Gymnasium. Additional information is also available on the district’s website
and at the Curran Administrative Center located in Altamont, Kansas.
District Facility Issues
Addressed by the
Bond
• Replace exterior doors, door locks, windows, electrical infrastructure, lighting, ceilings & flooring
• Restore masonry, make drainage improvements, repair roofs and remodel restrooms
• Upgrade HVAC at certain district buildings
• Construct safe rooms that will also serve as educational spaces and security measures at district elementary schools
• Construct a cafeteria addition at Meadow View Elementary School (which will also be their safe room)
• Remodel Haury Hall and replace windows
• Demolish old high school cafeteria building to construct a modern and efficient auxiliary gymnasium,
including locker rooms constructed as a safe room.
• Remodel Harrison gymnasium and auditorium
• Update classrooms at the Agricultural Building
• Make all necessary improvements relevant to the projects described
Bond Issue
Details
• The bond will be for $23.9 million to address all of the needs outlined. No other projects will be
supported by the bond issue. The mill levy would increase by approximately 10.66 mills.
• It is anticipated the bonds will be structured with a 25-yr repayment schedule at an average
interest rate of approximately 3.88 percent.
• Under the current school finance formula, the State of Kansas will pay 41 percent of all principal
and interest payments.
This equates to approximately $16,758,920 of the debt service payments being paid by the State
of Kansas.
Learn more at www.usd506.org or call 620-784-5326