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BEEKEEPERS TO MEET The Flint Hills Beekeepers will meet on Thursday, July 22 at 6 p.m. at the Hammond Park shelter house. West side of State St & 18th Ave, Emporia.

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ship dues and nothing to buy or sell. We are just a supportive group of fellow widows and widowers who have faced the loss of a loved one. We understand that it is uncomfortable to go to dinner alone. The gathering provides you a safe venue to enjoy a dinner out with friends who have also experienced the loss of a loved one. They invite any widower to attend our evening dinners held at various local restaurants on the first Tuesday and the third Thursday of each month from late March to early October. We gather at 5:00 p.m. and start ordering

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WPS MEETING Widowed Person Service (WPS) meets twice monthly and provides a supportive group of individuals that have also lost

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at 5:15 p.m. We order off the menu and each person pays for their own meal. They serve from 20 to 40 Widowed Persons like you. You probably already know some of the people who attend. WPS will meet at Huddle House restaurant in Emporia on Thursday, July 22 and Tuesday, August 3rd at the Olpe Chicken House restaurant in Olpe. Widowed persons are encouraged and welcome to attend. AMERICAN LEGION

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nity Food Pantry, 201 E. Park Ave., will be open Saturday, July 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clothing and some household goods are available. This is open to residents of the USD #252 School District, Jacobs Creek and residents of Reading. DOLLY MADISON RETIREES The Dolly Madison Retirees will meet Wednesday, July 21, 11:30 a.m. at Casa Romos, 707 Commercial, Emporia. FOOD PANTRY The First Christian Church, 202 E. 12th Ave., will hold their food pantry on Mondays from 9-11 a.m. Go to the north side of the church for pick up.

SENIOR MEALS Neosho Rapids Senior meals are served Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday beginning at noon. If you are 60 or older, a $3.50 donation is appreciated; meal is HARTFORD FOOD PANTRY $5.25 for those under 60. The Hartford Commu- For reservations or cancel-

lations in Neosho Rapids call (620) 342-8232. Olpe Senior fellowship meals are served on Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Knights Hall. If you are 60 or older, a $3.50 donation is appreciated; meal is $5.25 for those under 60. The first Friday of each month is the birthday dinner celebrating the birthdays of the month. Blood pressure and blood sugar testing every 3rd Tuesday. For reservations or cancellations in Olpe call 620475-3384 between 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. AMERICUS FOOD PANTRY The Americus community food pantry will be open Saturday, July 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The pantry is located at the Americus United Methodist church.

The American Legion Post 5, 2911 W. 12th Ave., Emporia, will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 7 p.m.



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BATTLE OF THE BADGE BLOOD DRIVE The Community Blood Drive will be held Wednesday, August 11 from noon-6 p.m. and Thursday, August 12 and Friday, August 13, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Emporia Presbyterian Church, 1702 W. 15th. Visit www.redcrossblood.org or call (800) RED-CROSS to schedule your appointment. FUNDRAISER DANCE The VFW Post 1980 will hold a fundraiser dance on Saturday, July 24, 8 p.m.-midnight. Pat Robinson Entertainment will perform. Entry is $5 per person. Public is welcome.

GOLF TOURNAMENT The 7th Annual Jaguar Athletics Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, August 7 at the Osage City Golf Course. This is a four person scramble. Entry fee is $40/person or $160/ team which includes lunch. Carts are required. You may rent one for an additional $20 or bring your own. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Entries and fees must be paid by Friday, July 30. The first 18 teams with paid fees will be entered. All proceeds go towards Jaguar Athletic Programs and Senior Basketball Athlete Scholarship Fund.

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Contact Coach Thomas to enter at 316-200-2435 or ryanthomas2315@yahoo. com. Make checks payable to Hartford High School, 100 Commercial St., Hartford KS 66854. PANCAKE BREAKFAST The Admire Community Center will their monthly pancake breakfast on July 24th, 7-9:30 Am at the Admire Community Center. Menu items include pancakes, biscuits and gravy, fried potatoes, sausage, juice, and coffee. A freewill donation will be accepted. Proceeds go toward maintaining the community center. The North Lyon County Museum will be open.

Provided by the North Lyon Co. Historical Society and Museum at Admire, Kansas Reading Recorder, July 18, 1901 - The French picnic held in DeBauge’s grove last Saturday, celebrating the fall of the Bastille, was a grand success (the Bastille was a fortress in Paris, used as a prison, built in the 1300s and destroyed July 14, 1789). Orator of the day John Madden proved himself a historian, giving a condensed history of the French; a picnic, games and a dance were also enjoyed. - from The Emporia Gazette: John Madden knows no limit; he writes Welsh poetry, speaks at Burns (Scottish poet Robt. Burns) birthday banquets, has an Irish father, and Saturday he helped the French haul down the Bastille at Reading. - The unprecedented drought has ruined the early corn and will probably kill the late corn in Kan-

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sas; reports indicate that all Kansas corn is a failure. Serious crop failures occurred in 1851, ’61, ’71, ’81 and 1891, and superstitious people say that this year’s number, 1901, accounts for the failure of the corn crop. - Another reason for the drought: The old saying that goes, “more rain more corn, more corn more whiskey, more whisky more democrats,” should be revised this year to say, “no rain no corn, no corn no whiskey, no whiskey no democrats.” As there is to be no election in Kansas this fall, there is no


need for the democrats, no need for more whiskey, and apparently no need for rain on the corn, and to this may be attributed the cause of the drought. - The Minnesota state pardon board has approved the parole applications of Cole and James Younger, who have been in the Stillwater Penitentiary for the last 25 years. Last winter the Minn. state legislature passed a law by which prisoners who had served more Please see News, Page 4

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Join them for music, activities, and stories! Choose a storytime that best suits your family’s schedule and join them for fun! Mother Goose Time Online, 18 to 36 months, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.; Preschool Storytime Online, ages 3-5 years, Thursdays 10:30 a.m.; Fairy Tale You Choose online, grades K-5th, Fridays 3 p.m.; Spanish Storytime online, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.; Mad Science online, grades K-5th, Mondays, 1 p.m. Storytimes and other special programs for youth can be accessed at emporialibrary.org. under the “Summer Reading” tab.

Early Bird is at 6:30 p.m. BINGO The Lebo American Regular Bingo begins at 7 Legion Post 323 will hold p.m. Bingo on Saturday, July 24.

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NEWS From PAGE 3 than 25 years could be paroled. Leading Missourians have appealed to the parole board for remission of the life sentences of Coleman, 51, and James, 53, based on good behavior. (In 1876

the James-Younger gang botched their bank robbery in Northfield, Minn.) - A “cold light” has been produced by a woman, Mme. Currie, of the Municipal School of Physics in Paris. It is called radium and is due to the action of certain salts on uranium salts. When treated the substance becomes perma-

nently luminous without heat. Placed in gunpowder it creates a glow, but there is no explosion. - It is said that an Atchison lawyer who writes learnedly of classical literature can’t make out the writing on his own legal papers. - The clockmaker is the direct cause of many a strike.

Thank you from the Chase County 4-H Members to all of you for donating premium money for our 2020 livestock!

Ace Repair, Inc. Alan & Carol Giger Alan & Sandie Phipps Austin & Jordan Waltz BP Cattle Company, LLC Bernice Odle Bluestem Farm & Ranch Supply, Inc. Brown-Bennett-Alexander, Inc. Bunge North America Calico Rose Citizens State Bank Clarks Farm & Home Store Clover Cliff Ranch Bed & Breakfast Dean & Karla Edmiston Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing LLC Dieker Oil, Inc. Donald & Candace Linn Ed & Sharon Whitney Eidman Farms, LLC El Dorado Livestock Auction, Inc. Emporia Veterinary Hospital Filinger Financial Services, Inc. Five Creek Ranch Company Frank Harshman G.W. & Betty Ann Yeager Giger Land & Cattle Corporation Griffin Real Estate & Auction Harshman Construction, LLC Hinkson Angus Janet Ayers Jay & Kris Talkington Jay & Stephanie Scott Jeff & Sharon Harshman Jerry Odle

Justin & Katrina Griffin Kay Wealand Keith & Janice Glanville Koch Construction Specialties LLC Kohlmeier Dental LLC Lee Ayers Lee & Brea Glanville Lyle Burkhart Mary Jackson Harshman Matt & Dee Lindamood Mel’s Tire, LLC Mike Holder Modern Air Conditioning, Inc. Monty & Sue Smith Murphy Agri LLC Mushrush Red Angus PrairieLand Partners LLC Reyer’s Country Store Rick Griffin Rocking KM Veterinary Service, LLC Ryan’s Auto & Diesel Sam & Diane Griffin Sharon Dupuis Steve & Lisa Eidman Thayne & Sharon Cozart Tom & Mary Jones Trey & Becky Hinkson Warren & Susie Harshman

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Provided by Lyon County Historical Society Beginning in the autumn of 1873, the desperate economic situation of Kansas settlers in our area was unparalleled by any earlier calamities. On September 18, the failure of the national brokerage firm of Jay Cooke precipitated a depression that gripped the entire United States for five years. In November on the 13th, 14th, and 15th, a disastrous prairie fire raged through Morris County, one of the worst fires that ever visited our state. In August of 1874, a grasshopper plague descended on crops devouring every green plant in their path. Whole trees were stripped of their leaves and bark, while all other plants were consumed whole by the voracious ‘hoppers. The countryside became “a bleak and gloomy waste.” For Council Grove, a further blow struck when the coal mine many had invested in turned out to be a complete hoax. The mine shaft had been salted with coal taken from a local blacksmith shop, and investors lost $35,000, a mighty sum in those days. For the Kanza Indians, conditions in the early 1870s forced their move from their reservation in western Lyon County and eastern Morris County to Oklahoma Territory. While the Indian hunters were in central Kansas on their annual buffalo hunt of 1870-1871, they lost nearly fifty ponies to severe cold weather. The hunt was good, though, with the Kanzas selling $4,500 worth of robes or furs. However, the next year when they arrived in their old camps in Rice County, they found the grass had been eaten by Texas cattle or burned off, and there were no buffalo. Winter weather began early, sleet fell, and then a heavy snow covered the ground. About one-third of their ponies perished again. This, the shortest of all their hunts, saw the Indians returning in one month to the reservation where they lived on dried corn and by selling firewood. Most of the remaining ponies were too weak to haul the wood, the railroad would not buy any, and the wood was bringing a very poor price. Making the situation even worse, before leaving on the hunt, the Kanzas had sold a large portion of their corn. (Parks, Ron. The Darkest Period, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. p. 237. )

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OLPE UMC VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Come to Vacation Bible School July 19th-23rd at the Olpe United Methodist Church,120 W. Listerscheid. The Theme is Wonder World Fun Fest. Children ages 4-12 are welcome and the time is

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For et and Household Hut once more information contact again after being closed beMichelle Corpening at 620- cause of the pandemic. They will be open each 794-4223. weekend on Fridays 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.CLOTHES CLOSET AND noon. HOUSEHOLD HUT They will require everyThe First Christian Church at 202 E. 12th has one to wear a mask and will reopened the Clothes Clos- practice social distancing.

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USDA TO PROVIDE PANDEMIC ASSISTANCE TO LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS FOR ANIMAL LOSSES Farm Service Agency Will Begin Taking Applications for Indemnity Program July 20 Livestock and poultry producers who suffered losses during the pandemic due to insufficient access to processing can apply for assistance for those losses and the cost of depopulation and disposal of the animals. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Vilsack announced the Pandemic Livestock I n d e m n i t y P ro g ra m (PLIP) in [recorded] remarks at the National Pork Industry Conference in Wisconsin Dells, WI. The announcement is part of USDA’s Pan-

demic Assistance for Producers initiative. Livestock and poultry producers can apply for assistance through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) July 20 through Sept. 17, 2021. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, authorized payments to producers for losses of livestock or poultry depopulated from March 1, 2020 through December 26, 2020, due to insufficient processing access as a result of the pandemic. PLIP payments will be based on 80% of the fair market value of the livestock and poultry and for the cost of depopulation and disposal of the animal.

Eligible livestock and poultry include swine, chickens and turkeys, but pork producers are expected to be the primary recipients of the assistance. “Throughout the pandemic, we learned very quickly the importance and vulnerability of the supply chain to our food supply,” said Agriculture Secretary Vilsack. “Many livestock producers had to make the unfortunate decision to depopulate their livestock inventory when there simply was no other option. This targeted assistance will help livestock and poultry producers that were among the

hardest hit by the pandemic alleviate some financial burden from these losses.”

Additional Assistance Planned The previous administration proposed pandemic assistance using flat rates across the industry, which does not take into account the different levels of harm felt by different producers. Pork industry supported analysis projected that disruptions in processing capacity in the pork supply chain create a situation with small hog producers and especialPlease see USDA, Page 6

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Emporia Public Library

Dear Reader, At the Emporia Public Library, when a book joins the collection, it begins a journey of shelves, starting with the new book shelf, or a display, for a period of around three months, before moving to the regular stacks. During the rest of its working life, when not being loaned out, it stays on these shelves, which are cleaned, shelf-read, weeded, and shifted regularly. The other day, a conversation came up among some friends about how many shelves of books they each had. Local author Hazel Hart explained she had quite a few, though far less than she had desired. She had envisioned living in a large, older home, she said, which she would call her twentieth-century house. The books of each decade would have their own room. Not having adequate shelf space came up, and

Tracy Million Simmons joined in, saying that she had the walls of her living room lined with bookshelves for a while, until the need to remodel forced her to take them down. “The room was so much larger, my children asked me not to put them back up, and I had to donate quite a few boxes of books to the library,” she said sadly. Have you ever wondered about the bookshelves of your friends? You’re invited to hang out virtually for a library program that offers you a casual conversation about books Thursday, July 22, at 6:00 pm. A Zoom meeting will allow you to join by webcam or phone. Show off your own personal book shelves, and take a tour of fellow readers’ shelves. For questions or to sign up, please contact Molly Chenault at 620-340-6451 or email chenaultm@emporialibrary.org.

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ly those that sell on the spot market or negotiate prices, bear a disproportionate share of losses. USDA has examined the difference between the negotiated prices for hogs and the 5-year average and documented a significant drop during April through September of 2020 due to the pandemic. USDA has set aside up to $50 mil-

lion in pandemic assistance funds to provide additional assistance for small hog producers that use the spot market or negotiate prices. Details on the additional targeted assistance are expected to be available this summer. 1400 Independence Ave. SW Washington, DC 20250 Contact: FPAC.BC.Press@usda. gov Farm Service Agency

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Eligible livestock must have been depopulated from March 1, 2020 through December 26, 2020, due to insufficient processing access as a result of the pandemic. Livestock must have been physically located in the U.S. or a territory of the U.S. at the time of depopulation. Please see USDA, Page 8


SWIM FUNDRAISER Friday, July 30th @ Jones Aquatic Center 6:00-8:00PM

Dive into the most fun you’ll have this summer! Swimming Sand Volleyball Tournament Duck Race @ the Lazy River Chuck-a-duck competition @ main pool Fun Prizes to win! Free Water & Popsicles!



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Summer is the time to relax, refresh and indulge in sweet and heavenly treats. While you’re lounging poolside and watching the kids play, enjoy a cool, creamy and absolutely divine dessert that’s perfect on a hot day. This luscious Coconut Key Lime Cream Pie has a smooth texture with toasted shredded coconut on top. It’s sweet, but not too sweet, and will leave your taste buds wanting more as soon as you take your first bite. Fresh out of the refrigerator, it’s ideal for everyone to share on those days when it’s just too warm outside to not have a chilled snack. Also topped with lime zest and maraschino cherries, visually this pie is a winner with fun pops of color that will leave your mouth watering. To make this cool, creamy creation, add vanilla wafers to a blender to make crumbs. Add melted butter and blend. Add crumb mixture to the bottom of a pie pan and press against the sides. Refrigerate to make crust. In another large bowl, beat cream cheese, condensed milk and coconut extract. In a different large bowl,

beat whipping cream until it starts to thicken. Add powdered sugar and lime juice. Reserve 1 cup of the whipped topping. Add lime juice, coconut flakes and the reserved whipped topping to the cream cheese mixture then stir to combine. Add cream cheese mixture to the pie crust and smooth it out. Top with whipped topping then garnish with toasted coconut, lime zest and maraschino cherries. It’s the perfect pie to enjoy whether you’re outside enjoying some sunshine or inside, taking a break from the summer fun. After being chilled, all of the flavors combine to leave you with a delicious, one of a kind treat. Find more summer recipes at Culinary.net. If you made this recipe at home, use #MyCulinaryConnection on your favorite social network to share your work.

COCONUT KEY LIME CREAM PIE Servings: 6-8 1 package (11 ounces) vanilla wafers 1/3 cup butter, melted 2 cups heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar 1/2 cup Key lime juice, divided 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk 1 teaspoon coconut extract 1 cup shredded coconut 1/4 cup toasted shredded coconut lime zest maraschino cherries

In blender, pulse vanilla wafers into crumbs. Add melted butter and pulse until combined. Press crumbs into bottom and up sides of greased 9 1/2-inch deep-dish pie plate. Refrigerate 30 minutes. In large bowl, beat whipping cream until it thickens. Add confectioners’ sugar and 1 tablespoon lime juice; beat until stiff peaks form. Remove 1 cup; set aside. In separate large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sweetened condensed milk and coconut extract; beat until blended. Add remaining lime juice and shredded coconut; stir until combined. Add reserved whipped cream. Stir until combined. Pour into crust. Refrigerate 4 hours. Before serving, garnish with toasted coconut, lime zest and maraschino cherries.

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CHASE COUNTY 4-H LIVESTOCK SALE The Chase County Livestock Sale Committee has finalized plans for the 4-H Livestock Sale to be held Thursday, July 29 in conjunction with the Chase County Fair. The sale is to be held at 4:30 PM, immediately preceding the fair barbecue, and it is to be held in the 4-H Livestock Show and Sale

Pavilion. Each 4-H member will be selling one animal per species through the auction. Buyers may support 4-H members either through payment of premium money on the animal or may purchase the animal outright for locker use.



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They might not be the fanciest of foods, but when you eat a filling, proteinpacked sandwich, you are usually left satisfied and full of energy. From ham and turkey to mayo and mustard, the possibilities are nearly endless when sandwiches are on the menu. With so many customizable options for bread, meats, toppings and more, it’s easy to create the perfect sandwich. For example, this Croissant Chicken Salad Sandwich is served on a fluffy, light , mouthwatering croissant and features a hearty mixture of chicken, bacon and veggies to give you that boost you have been craving. To make the sandwich, line six slices of bacon in a skillet. Cook until slightly crispy. Drain over a paper towel and crush into pieces. On a cutting board, cut cherry tomatoes in

half and chop green onions. In a mixing bowl, combine chicken, mayonnaise, chopped green onions, pepper, bacon crumbles and halved cherry tomatoes. C u t c ro i s s a n t s i n half and scoop a generous amount of chicken salad onto the bottom of the croissant. Top with sprouts and replace top croissant. The chicken is creamy, the bacon crumbles are crispy and the green onions give it crunch, making this sandwich perfect for nearly any occasion. Whether it’s a bridal shower, picnic at the park with family or just lunch on a weekend afternoon, it can give you the energy to go forward and finish your day strong. Find more recipes at Culinary.net. If you made this recipe at home, use #MyCulinaryConnection on your favorite social network to share your work.

CROISSANT CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH WITH SPROUTS Servings: 6 6 strips bacon 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup green onions, chopped 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered sprouts

In skillet, arrange bacon and cook until slightly crispy. Drain bacon over paper towel; allow to dry. Crush into pieces. In large bowl, stir chicken, mayonnaise, green onions and pepper until combined. Add bacon and tomatoes; stir until combined. Cut croissants in half. Spoon generous portion of chicken salad over bottom croissant. Top with sprouts. Replace top croissant.

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E l i g i b l e l i ve s t o c k owners include persons or legal entities who, as of the day the eligible livestock was depopulated, had legal ownership of the livestock. Packers, live poultry dealers and contract growers are not eligible for PLIP. PLIP payments compensate participants for 80% of both the loss of the eligible livestock or

poultry and for the cost of depopulation and disposal based on a single payment rate per head. PLIP payments will be calculated by multiplying the number of head of eligible livestock or poultry by the payment rate per head, and then subtracting the amount of any payments the eligible livestock or poultry owner has received for disposal of the livestock or poultry under the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality

THE SALVATION ARMY COMMODITIES DISTRIBUTION Government commodity food boxes will be distributed curbside Wednesday, July 21, 2021 1:30 to 3:30 pm or until boxes are gone. 209 W. 4th Ave. Lineup will start in front of the building facing east. Boxes will not be taken across the street. All persons with a vehicle are required to stay in their vehicle. Proof of income is not required. Family name and number in household will be required. A proxy form must be on file to pick up for anyone outside the household.

Call 620-342-3093 for further information. Maximum Gross Monthly Income Standards

Household Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Maximum Income $1,396 $1,888 $2,379 $2,871 $3,363 $3,855 $4,347 *$4,839

*For each additional family member, add $492.

Incentives Program (EQIP) or a state program. The payments will also be reduced by any Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 1 and 2) payments paid on the same inventory of swine that were depopulated. There is no per person or legal entity payment limitation on PLIP payments. To be eligible for payments, a person or legal entity must have an average adjusted gross income (AGI) of less than $900,000 for tax years 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Applying for Assistance Eligible livestock and poultry producers can apply for PLIP starting July 20, 2021, by completing the FSA-620, Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program application, and submitting it

to any FSA county office. Additional documentation may be required. Visit farmers.gov/plip for a copy of the Notice of Funding Availability and more information on how to apply. Applications can be submitted to the FSA office at any USDA Service Center nationwide by mail, fax, hand delivery or via electronic means. To find your local FSA office, visit farmers.gov/ service-locator. Livestock and poultry producers can also call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to offer assistance. As USDA looks to long-term solutions to build back a better food system, the Department is committed to delivering financial assistance to farmers, ranchers, and agricultural producers and businesses who

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have been impacted by COVID-19 market disruptions. Since USDA rolled out the Pandemic Assistance initiative in March, the Department has announced over $7 billion in assistance to producers and agriculture entities. For more details, please visit www. farmers.gov/pandemicassistance. USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. In the BidenHarris Administration, USDA is transforming America’s food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, fairer markets for all producers, ensuring access to healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate smart food and forestry

practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit www.usda.gov.

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Parents who take an active role in their children’s education are offering the support their kids need to see success at school. But determining how to get involved can be tricky, especially for parents who are also juggling a fulltime job. Our experts recommend these simple ways for parents to expand their role in their kids’ education. 1. Be present at school when possible Parents who make an effort to be present around their children’s school are showing their kids that they care about their education—and that it’s important enough to deserve their attention. This doesn’t mean busy parents have to sacrifice all their free time to volunteer at school! Classrooms have many opportunities to get involved, so parents can

choose the ones that work best with their schedules. “Attend parent nights, conferences and open houses; chaperone field trips; volunteer in the classroom; or donate your time at home with materials and sending in needed supplies,” suggests Mary O’Keefe, a veteran pre-k teacher at Hudson Falls Central School District. 2. Show interest in kids’ schoolwork Parents who are genuinely interested in their kids’ education are in a good position to provide support or find outside help if they notice a child is struggling. They also build connections with their children as they share excitement over their successes and help them work through disappointments. O’Keefe suggests going beyond asking, “How was your day?”, and focusing

on more specific questions like, “What do you like and dislike about school?” or “What subjects are easy or hard?” She also shares that reading together and displaying children’s work at home are ways parents can communicate that they care about what their kids are learning in the classroom. Showing that you care about what they’re learning helps reinforce the importance of it. 3. Keep a positive attitude towards education Parents might think that cracking down is the right way to handle kids who say they dislike school or don’t want to do their homework. However, parents who keep a positive attitude about education are more likely to pass that sunny outlook onto their kids. “Make any school involvement positive,” says

Simon. “An example of this is sitting with them while doing homework/ worksheets or showing them it is okay to fail and what to do when that happens.” And most importantly, “Always support them, no matter the outcome.” Young children, in particular, are still forming their thoughts and feelings toward school—so do what you can to reinforce the positive and build them up as they work through any struggles. How to recognize and avoid negative involvement Of course, not all parental involvement is positive. We’ve all heard stories of overeager “helicopter parents” whose hovering actually harms their children’s ability to learn and grow. “Parent contact is important, but constantly

contacting your child's teacher for every little thing can make your child feel as though they can't handle a problem at school,” O’Keefe says. She adds that this type of over involvement can pass a parent’s worries along to their child. “Children do need to feel that school is a good place to be and a safe place. If a parent seems nervous about school, your child will feel nervous,” O’Keefe says. Education expert Chris Drew agrees that excessive worry can hamper students’ ability to learn. “Challenges are great for children’s development. By contrast, constantly worrying about a child and holding them back is only going to rub off on the child and will harm their confidence in the long run.” O’Keefe advises par-

ents of little ones to watch for signs that their kids no longer want to do things for themselves, like dressing themselves or packing their own backpack. “That may be a good time for parents to take a step back and re-evaluate their involvement,” she says. Parental involvement for children’s success Parents have a lot to worry about when it comes to raising young children, but determining how to support their kids’ education shouldn’t be one of them. Thanks to these expert tips, parents and teachers can work together to create positive parental involvement in schools! Screen time is another top concern for parents. Learn how to navigate the tricky territory of screens and kids with our article, “S creen Time Recommendations: ECE Experts Shed Light on the Pros and Cons of Screen Time for Kids.” 1National PTA, Report: The Positive Relationship Between Family Involvement and Student Success, [accessed October, 2019] h tt p s : / / w w w. p t a . o rg / home/run-your-pta/National-Standards-for-Family-School-Partnerships/ Report-The-Positive-Relationship-Between-FamilyInvolvement-and-StudentSuccess Graduates of Early Childhood Education programs at Rasmussen College are not eligible for licensure as a teacher in an elementary or secondary school. A Bachelor’s degree and a state teaching license are typically required to work as a teacher in a public school and some private school settings. States, municipalities, districts or individual schools may have more stringent licensing requirements. Students must determine the licenPlease see Roles, Page 13

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KANSAS’ LEARNING QUEST 529 RECEIVES 5 CAP RATING WITH ADDED BENEFITS AND RECORD GROWTH Kans as’ Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Plans have received unprecedented ratings from S avingf o r C o l l e ge . c o m , o n e of the nation’s leading college-saving industry resources, as account growth hits a recordhigh. Along with the ratings, additional improvements have been announced concerning the management fees and contribution limits to 529 Plans. S avingforcollege. com provides unbiased re s e a rc h b y a n a l yz ing the performance of the nation’s 529 plans.

Their ratings are based on a quarterly review of the individual college savings plans. Kansas’ Learning Quest is featured as one of the toprated 529 plans with a resident rating of 5 caps for residents and 4.5 caps for non-residents. “My office is focused o n h el p i n g s t u d e n t s achieve their dreams and building a strong future workforce while encouraging sound i nve s t m e n t s a n d a f fordable management plans,” said Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers. “I am hopeful that young Kansans will

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ing Quest has ann o u n c e d a n ave ra ge portfolio fee decrease of .03% for the age-based and static portfolios and a contribution limit increase to $450,000 per beneficiary. “ These changes allow Kansas families to save more for less,” said Rogers. “Since taking office, we have prioritized the marketing and improvement of the 529 plans. Our efforts have resulted in a 35% increase in new accounts over last year.” Learning Quest 529 Savings Plans allow any U.S. citizen or resident



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HOW TO HELP STUDENTS IMPROVE THEIR FOCUS ON THEIR STUDIES Teachers strive to create supportive and challenging classroom environments for their students. Such settings can bring out the best in students and help them overcome obstacles, including an inability to focus. The struggles students can have with focusing on their studies was apparent during the pandemic. A 2020 survey of more than 400 college students found that 64 percent were concerned about their ability to maintain their focus and

discipline in remote instructional environments. Though educators, students and parents are hopeful that remote learning will soon be a thing of the past, no one is certain about what lies ahead in regard to the 2021-22 school year. Ideally, students will be back in school time full-time five days per week by the start of the new academic year. However, there’s no guarantee that will be the case, and students may need help focusing on their studies.


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• Emphasize one activity at a time. Various studies have shown that multitasking adversely affects performance and makes it hard to concentrate. A recent study from researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that performing two or three activities simultaneously puts significantly more demand on the brain than simply doing those tasks one after another. All students, and especially those who are struggling with focus, should be encouraged to take on one task at a time. • Take breaks. The Cleveland Clinic notes that various studies have found that periodic breaks improve mood, boost perfor-

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challenging tasks. The piecemeal approach can make big tasks seem less daunting, and the success kids have at each smaller task can provide some needed momentum as they draw closer to solving the problem. Many students struggle to focus on their studies. Some simple strategies can help students overcome such challenges and fulfill their academic potential.

Children often dream of the day they can call themselves grown-ups, but few look forward to - let alone think about the financial realities of independence. It's never too early to start teaching your children how to save money and spend responsibly. "As parents, our job is to set our children up for success," Bank of America's Head of Deposit Products Erin McCullen said. "Giving our kids a strong foundation of financial skills like budgeting and saving is a key part in ensuring they

geting with allowances or gifts from relatives or friends. Keep it simple: teach them to track the money they receive and separate it into spendnow and spend-later categories. Later, when you're helping your kids create an adult budget, you'll need to expand those categories to track expenses like housing costs and groceries. From there, measure these categories against their total monthly income. Ideally, they should have more money coming in than going out. This process can help

thrive as adults and can concentrate on the things they love." Consider these financial tips from McCullen: Establish a budget. Budgeting is a lifelong skill. Teaching young adults how to budget can help them plan spending, save money, create goals and address financial anxiety. According to a Bank of America survey, 52% of Americans said they didn't start budgeting until they began their first full-time job. If your kids are on the younger side, they likely don't have a steady income, but you can still help them practice bud-

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TIPS From PAGE 15 identify must-have vs. want-to-have purchases while highlighting areas to cut back on spending or finding room to save. Save regularly and consistently. Making consistent, automatic contributions to a savings account can create a mindset that will be valuable as your children get older. "It is never too early to open a savings account," McCullen said. "Even if your children don't yet have any bills or financial obligations, teach them to set aside some of the money from their allowance or even gifts from family or friends. Helping children learn to save early-on, even for a small purchase, can help them develop a consistent savings habit over time." Young adults should also consider programs like Keep the Change, which helps build savings automatically by rounding up debit card purchases to the nearest dollar amount and transferring the change from a checking account to a savings account. Make a finance checklist. Young adults have a lot on their minds at the end of their final semester at school. As they begin to transition from student life to the working world, one way to help them stay on track is to prepare a checklist of things to do before they graduate and start their jobs. This list can include creating a budgeting and tracking strategy, opening a savings account to begin setting aside money from future paychecks or checking in with a financial planner to discuss transitions and what's to come. Ta k i n g t i m e n ow to teach your children strong financial habits

FLINT HILLS SHOPPER can help them develop lifelong financial skills and prepare them for their next adventure. The healthy habits they build today can help carry them to tomorrow and beyond. Emphasize the importance of safe credit. Young adulthood is the right time to begin building credit because establishing good credit takes time. Building credit from a young age can help pave the way for major purchases and life moments, since credit impacts future living arrangements, the ability to purchase a car and even employment opportunities. Teach your children about the steps they can take to start building credit like planning their credit card usage, never spending outside their means and paying off their credit card bills ontime and in-full. They can also earn rewards while spending by ensuring their credit card rewards their spending. An option like the Bank of America Customized Cash Rewards card offers flexibility to earn rewards in the category of your choice and can help maximize rewards while building credit. Find more tips for teaching your children financial skills at BetterMoneyHabits.BankofAmerica.com. Financial Lessons at Every Age Fro m preschool through college, every stage of school is designed to prepare kids for life-long success, but learning about finances is one area that can be especially impactful for children in the long term. Consider these ways kids can learn about money throughout childhood as recommended by the experts at Bank of America: Elementary School Focus on basics like saving small change and

planning how to spend it. As kids begin to learn fundamental math, you can introduce them to the concept of making a spending plan. Apply these lessons to toys or gifts they want and teach them to set aside money until they have enough to buy the toy of their dreams. Middle School - Those early mathematical lessons around spending can be expanded to include real-life decision making and budget creation, including what should be accounted for and considered before making a purchase. Before children go to the mall with their friends, highlight the thought process involved in spending before they make impulse purchases. High School - As adulthood begins to draw nearer, it's worth exploring the fundamentals of credit scores, credit cards, investing, saving for retirement, homeownership and more so that, upon graduation, teens can start putting those lessons into practice. High school seniors should also educate themselves on student loans, as debt often becomes a reality for those who attend college, and understanding the facts can help them make more informed choices. Bonus tip: If your high schoolers have jobs, even if it's just part-time, it can be helpful to discuss taxes and how to manage receiving consistent income. It can guide them in creating balanced and accurate budgets in the future. College - Build credit by opening a credit card account to help achieve goals later in life, such as purchasing a home. With a career just a few years away (or less), college is also a smart time to begin reading into the basics of 401(k)s, starting an emergency fund or even learning the basics of investing.

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LESSONS FROM EXPERT EDUCATORS Tips from experienced teachers for new and aspiring educators Each school year offers exciting opportunities for little learners to discover and explore new topics, make friends and master new skills. While much of the focus is on families during the back-to-school season, it's also an important time for educators, especially those who are working with young children or are just starting their careers. These tips from awardwinning and long-term educators at KinderCare can help new and aspiring teachers prepare for a successful start to the school year and their careers. COMMUNICATION IS KEY Making time to connect with families gives teachers opportunities to build bonds, which is essential for success. Communicating and understanding their unique needs shows you have their children's best interests at heart. By regularly sharing stories and observations about each child's progress, teachers can also provide families with a sense of reassurance their children are being recognized and cared for as the unique people they are. NEVER GIVE UP ON A CHILD Each child faces unique hurdles as he or she climbs the educational ladder, with some facing more challenges than others. While at times it can be frustrating to tailor lesson plans to meet each child's individual needs, Joan Coberg, a teacher of 40 years, recommends one important trait: patience. "The best advice I would give is to never

give up on a child," Coberg said. "Have lots of patience. Always lead with love and kindness; be respectful. When I first started my career at KinderCare 40 years ago, I was learning, too. As teachers, we also learn from the children." SET BOUNDARIES FOR SUCCESS Similar to open lines of communication with families, getting to know your students individually can help build relationships necessary for a successful school year. Jami Vandegrift, a prekindergarten teacher and 2018 KinderCare Teacher of the Year, said this helps build mutual respect between teacher and student. "As you build relationships, you will start to establish boundaries and routines," Vandegrift said. "Once you feel comfortable with the kids and the room, you can start bringing in the curriculum. Starting as a new teacher, I always thought I had to do it all at once. I've learned over time to start small and build each week on something new." BE WILLING TO CHANGE Consistency and structure within the classroom setting are important for establishing routines, but it's also helpful to have an open mind and to stop

an activity when children lose interest. Be observant, flexible and willing to rethink schedules, classroom arrangements, transitions and more. Stopping to observe and ensure students are engaged can help promote success as many children learn best when fueled by personal interests. Let Children Choose Their Paths and Recognize Accomplishments School days often include activity time when students can explore interests like art, music, physical activity and more. When it's time for activities, try letting children choose what they'd like to do first. This can help foster independence while easing transitions, according to Hattie Mae Covington, a toddler teacher of 45 years. It also opens the door for teachers to cheer on their students for succeeding in activities of their choosing. "Kids, especially young children, love to be recognized and rewarded for doing good work," Covington said. "High fives and smiley face stickers go a long way toward encouraging them and helping them be successful. Celebrating students for their accomplishments can be a meaningful way to create bonds that support their ongoing interest in learning."

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USDA ANNOUNCES DATES FOR CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM GRASSLANDS SIGNUPS Agricultural producers and landowners in Kansas can apply for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup from today until August 20. This year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated signup options to provide greater incentives for producers and increased the program’s conservation and climate benefits, including setting a minimum rental rate and identifying two national priority zones. The CRP Grassland signup is competitive, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will provide for annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes. “USDA is excited to roll out our new and improved CRP Grasslands signup,” said Charles Pettijohn, Acting State Exec-

utive Director for FSA in Kansas. “USDA is providing a bigger return on investment in terms of protecting natural resource benefits. The Grasslands signup is just one of the many tools available through CRP to help protect our nation’s working lands.” Grasslands Signup CRP Grasslands helps Kansas landowners and operators protect grassland, including rangeland, and pastureland and certain other lands, while maintaining the areas as working grazing lands. Protecting grasslands contributes positively to the economy of many regions, provides biodiversity of plant and animal populations, and provides important carbon sequestration benefits. FSA has updated the Grasslands Signup to establish a minimum rental rate of $15 per

acre, which will benefit 1,300 counties. To focus on important wildlife corridors, FSA also identified National Grassland Priority Zones, providing extra incentives to producers for enrolling grasslands in important migratory corridors and environmentally sensitive areas – the Greater Yellowstone Elk Migration Corridor and the Severe Wind Erosion – Dust Bowl Zone. Counties within these two zones get extra ranking points as well as $5 added to their rental rate. The CRP Grasslands Ranking Factors fact sheet has additional information. How to Sign Up To enroll in the CRP Grasslands signup, producers and landowners should contact USDA by the August 20 deadline. Service Center staff continue to work with agricultural producers via phone,

email, and other digital tools. Because of the pandemic, some USDA Service Centers are open to limited visitors. Contact your Service Center to set up an in-person or phone appointment. Additionally, more information related to USDA’s response and relief for producers can be found at farmers.gov/coronavirus. More Information on CRP Signed into law in 1985, CRP is one of the largest voluntary private-lands conservation programs in the United States. It was originally intended to primarily control soil erosion and potentially stabilize commodity prices by taking marginal 1400 Independence Ave. SW Washington, DC 20250 Contact: FPAC. BC.Press@usda.gov Farm Service Agency lands out of production.

The program has evolved over the years, providing many conservation and economic benefits. The program marked its 35-year anniversary this past December. Under the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is engaged in a whole-ofgovernment effort to combat the climate crisis and conserve and protect our nation’s lands, biodiversity, and natural resources, including our soil, air and water. Through conservation practices, USDA aims to enhance economic growth and create new streams of income for farmers, ranchers, producers and private foresters. Successfully meeting these challenges will require USDA and our agencies to pursue a coordinated approach alongside USDA stakeholders, including state, local, and tribal govern-

ments. USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. In the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is transforming America’s food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, fairer markets for all producers, ensuring access to healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit www.usda.gov.

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DESIGN IDEAS TO GIVE YOUR HOME A FARMHOUSE FEEL Fa r m h o u s e s t y l e homes are having a moment. A 2020 survey from Homes.com asked more than 5,000 adults across the United States about their favorite house style from a list that included bohemian craftsman, mid- century modern ranch, French chateau, and Tudor, among others. Modern farmhouse was the runaway winner, as participants in 42 of the 50 states indicated this simple, cozy style was their favorite. Home renovation projects can help homeowners put their own unique stamp on their homes, and such projects can be both aesthetic and functional in nature. The

following are some farmhouse design elements homeowners can consider as they look to transform their home interiors with this popular style in mind. • Exposed beams: Ex-

posed beams instantly evoke images of a farmhouse. The home improvement experts at BobVila.com note that this rustic renovation project can utilize real

wood or faux beams that look like the real thing. Decorative beams that have nothing to do with a home’s structural integrity can be installed by skilled do -it-yourselfers. However, even faux beams are heavy, and BobVila.com recommends homeowners have an engineer assess their existing structure prior to installation. • Distressed wood finishes: Distressing is designed to make something look less than perfect. Distressed wood finishes can be found throughout many farmhouse style homes. Furniture and picture frames can provide the distressed look farmhouse fans are looking for.

This is a relatively inexpensive project that many homeowners can tackle on their own after watching some online tutorials that recommend the right tools and techniques to get the job done right. • Kitchen sink: Many components combine to create a truly classic farmhouse kitchen. But perhaps no component is more essential than the classic farmhouse sink. The renovation experts at HGTV note that a classic farmhouse sink features a deep, wide basin. Farmhouse sinks are large enough to handle all the dishes that come after a big family meal. Old-fashioned porcelain sinks are worth consideration by

homeowners who want their kitchen sinks to evoke a traditional farmhouse feel. • Countertops: HGTV recommends butcher block countertops for homeowners who favor European farmhouse style. Homeowners overhauling their kitchens to create a farmhouse feel should consider installing a large island with a walnut butcher block countertop for an authentic farmhouse feel. Fa r m h o u s e s t y l e homes are wildly popular. Some simple renovations can help homeowners with a fondness for farmhouse style bring this classic look into their homes.

HOW TO PICK PAINT FOR HOME INTERIORS Many components combine to define a home’s interior. Some homeowners may be partial to certain styles, such as ultra modern or farmhouse, while others may opt for a more traditional look that cannot necessarily be categorized as one style or another. Though many homeowners may spend considerable time and devote a lot of energy to making their home embody a certain style, those who aren’t willing to commit to a particular look can lean on one component to make a stylish statement all their own: paint. Color can be a part of every homeowner’s design arsenal. Bold colors can be used to create a stunning accent wall, while homes with open

concepts often utilize color to define rooms. Homeowners who want to revitalize their home interiors can do so with paint, and this approach doesn’t require home owners to commit to a whole new design style. Though paint may seem simple to novices,

homeowners who have painted home interiors in the past recognize how complicated the process of picking paint can be. Paint retailers have a seemingly endless swatch of paint colors to choose from, and before long homeowners heads may be spinning

as they try to narrow down their options. The following tips can help homeowners pick the perfect paint for their home interiors. • Take stock, and photographs, of your current furnishings. Many interior designers rely on a simple technique w hen recommending color schemes to their clients. Choose a standout color from existing furnishings, such as the dominant color from a patterned decorative pillow or piece of furniture, and then look for the same shade to paint the walls. A photograph of the item can be handy when visiting the paint store. • Lighten colors as you go up. The home renovation and design experts at HGTV rec-

ommend picking darker color values for the f loor, medium color values for the walls and light values for the ceiling. This approach mimics the look of the great outdoors, where the ground tends to be darker than the trees, and the trees are darker than the blue sky. • Utilize paint to create the vibe you want. The home renovation experts at This Old House note that colors evoke an emotional response. Cool colors like blue and green give off a relaxing vibe, which makes them ideal for bedrooms and bathrooms. Red is an intense color that can up the energy ante in any room, which can make it an option for homeowners who want to spark debate around their din-

ner tables. • Give personal preference its place at the table. Though interior d e s i g n e rs m ay h ave ye a rs o f ex p e r i e n c e picking paint colors for a home and researchers may have determined how certain colors can be utilized to create a desired ambiance in a given room, ultimately homeowners are the ones who will be living in the home. So it’s important that homeowners pick colors they like for their home interiors. Paint is an inexpensive way to transform a room. Homeowners can rely on a combination of color strategies and their personal preferences as they try to decide which colors they want on their interior walls.

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Saturday July 31 • 10:00 am 2248A ZZ Road, Strong City, KS

Saffordville Community Center. From Emporia, West on Highway 50 about 10 miles. From Strong City, East on Highway 50 about 7 miles. There is A large Saffordville sign along the highway. Exit Highway and go South across the Railroad tracks to auction site. GUNS Colt Lord and Lady pair of Derringers, .22S IOB Hawes Firearms Western Marshall .357 revolver, 6” barrel Hy Hunter Inc. Firearms (West Germany) .22 revolver, S,L, LR, 5 1/2” Rohm model 66 .22 mag revolver, 6”, 2 cylinders, Germany High Standard .22 Mag Derringer, 2 barrels Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works 5 shot .32 revolver, 3 1/4” Raven Arms P-25 .25 auto H & R 622 .22 revolver/holster Iver Johnson Arms .32 revolver Sentinel MK IV High Standard Sporting Arms .22 Mag, 3 1/2” IOB Belgium made BP hand gun Remington 66 Mohawk .22LR Ithaca Featherlight 16 ga. 2 3/4” pump Binelli Super 90 12 ga., semi 3” or 2 3/4”, synthetic stock Excel .410 single shot Central arms Co .410 double barrel Marlin Firearms Glenfield 60 Golden 50 .22LR with Squirrel motif Endres Royal Service double barrel 20 ga, hammer Precision Ind. Arms Ozark Mo. Wildcat single shot .22, twist barrel to load 1925 Ovledo Mauser Remington 17 20 ga pump Wetherby Mark .22 LR semi NRA 100th Anniversary Commemorative BB long gun and matching handgun, both believed to be unfired. Springfield/Savage Arms 120A, bolt action .22 S, L, LR Sporterized Mauser 30-06 bolt action LARGE COLLECTION OF CARTRIDGES ( 1,000+) Highlights include: .44 Exey Paper .44 Xlong

9MM paper shot .38 Merwin hulbert .46XLong Martin 5070 Express 50-110 Canegen 7MM .46 Long Case Rem. Carbine S&W .35 auto Webby .44 (1875-1939) Herrett’s Wildcat Cartridge British Revolver .442 (1868) German Ordinance 10.6 1871 Rem. Army pistol .50 .44 Game Getter Spencer .56-50 Metal sign of Winchester cartridges (remake in 1974) SHELL BOXES A Few 2 piece Somewhere between 300 and 500 empty boxes, all ages and makes Wooden case boxes, Winchester, etc. RELOADING The old hand reloading tools Powder horns Powder tins, all ages Reloading tins, a few primers and some powder A number of Cartridge collector books, magazines, gun journals 2 Large barrels of spent shotgun shells COLLECTIBLES Unusual clock of minutes instead of hours Large Indian pottery jar Wooden Pipe wrench, possibly Patent Model? Cast iron kitchen tools, includes Holts Egg beater, 1899 Horses Pegasus brass full body Cast wall lamp with reflector A few hunting knives Cast boot door stop Leather tools, riveter, etc. A few Tonka toys

Great Auction, Much more than listed. A few photo’s at www.hancockauctionandrealestate.com No Buyers premium, no sales tax. Inspection day of auction only. Guns sell first followed by cartridges and related items Terms: Cash or approved check or credit card with 4% fee day of auction. Don’t call and ask for details. I don’t have any more than listed. Just come to the auction and look, you won’t be disappointed. Will unpack the items on Thursday prior to the auction.


PUBLIC AUCTION Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 10am Auction Location: 2082 Rd K Emporia, KS 66801 Tractor • Trailers • Lawn Mowers Farm Equipment/Attachments • Vehicle Log Splitter • Grain Bins Snap-On/Tools/Outdoor/Miscellaneous Household/Antiques/Quilting & Sewing


Saturday, June 15 - 12:30 pm

Tuesday, July 20, 2021



SELLING: Tractors • Trucks • Vehicles • Farm & Ranch Equip. • Lawn & Garden Equipment • Trailers

418 South Sylvan, Emporia, KS Auctioneers Note:

For information please contact: Richard Newkirk, Sales Manager: 620-203-0065 Larry Hermon, Asst. Sales Manager: 620-256-6771 AUCTIONEER: Darwin W. Kurtz, 785-448-4152 Harold Hess, Loading/Unloading: 620-490-1145

Jackson SHOP Seller: AND Steve & Vicki SADDLES J&D Auction Service, LLC. 3 saddles, 2 childs and assorted OUTDOOR Jase Hubert (620)-481-7303 Picnic table; Break point bicycle; tack Dwayne Coble (620)-794-2061 FURNITURE AND Echo tiller; Chain saw; Powr HOUSEHOLD Kraft welder; 2 weedeaters-1 Full size bed; Stacking chairs; electric; Chop saw; WeedEater Living room suite, sofa, loveseat, push mower; Bench grinder; chair; Bamboo furniture; exercise Fishing items; 2 wheel barrows equipment; lamp tables and metal livestock gate; chains; lamps; Twin bed; Wood burning stove;•Washer and dryer; Lodge Saturday July24 10:00 am camping tent; Lumber, 2x4’s, cast skillelts;City TableKS. and 6 chairs; etc; Large bird cages; hand 2248A ZZ Road, Strong Kitchen essentials; bedding; rugs; and handled(Saffordville tools; Folding Community Center) bookis about shelving; Emerson Saffordville Community Center 7 miles Eastlarge of extension ladder; floor jack; Strong City and 10 miles West of Emporia on Oak highway screen digital TV; coffee 50. There a large Saffordville sign. Exit Highway 50 power washer; airiscompressor; table; desk and chair; Concert and go south across railroad tracks to Auction site. grill; corrugated roofing metal; keyboard; luggage; Plants, COLLECTIBLES ◆ TRAILER ◆Mate TOOLS AND SHOP AND OUTDOOR ITEMS5’◆ MUSIC barrels; fuel containers; level; ◆ FURNITURE/HOUSEHOLD 1 large cactus; all the normal AUTOMOTIVE PARTS ◆ MUCH MORE household essentials, much more Electric chain saw

H One of the Longest Established Farm Consignment Auctions in Eastern Kansas! 10% Commission on Machinery & Larger Items. 20% commission on tires & misc. items.

Lots of nice tools at this auction! There is plenty WEofare moving andforward will selltothe following: shade! We look seeing you!

AUCTION Photos at www.hancockauctionandrealestate.com

Early Consignments always featured with pictures on



112 S. Topeka Bld., CARBONDALE, KS. Saturday, July 31 • 9:30 AM

10 Mostly Restorable Mustangs, 60’s & 70’s 6-Older Restorable Ford Cars 04 & 91 Ford F-250 Pickups Runnings Selection of car Parts & Pieces Whippet Frt. & Rear Axles

60+ Steel Traps 80+ Steel Wheels 4 Fire Hydrants 30+ Chain Saws 40+ Log Chains & Binder VERY LARGE Selection of Tools and shop Items, Plus More

NOTE: Very Partial Listing • Large Auction Removal within 5 days PREVIEW: Friday, July 30 • 3 to 6 PM Auctioneer: Paul Hancock

620.340.5692 (620) 340-5692


Auctions — Selling Kansas Land Since 1977 — Appraisals

Larry & Kandy Hinck Estate

Pic’s & Info: wischroppauctions.com 785-828-4212

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PUBLIC AUCTION Saturday, July 24 10:00 a.m. 1664 S. Maple St. Garnett, KS (South Side of South Lake on East Side)


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100+ PIECES OF LIQUOR & BEER SIGNS, MIRRORS, CLOCKS, NEON SIGNS, LIGHTED SIGNS, METAL SIGNS 55 GALLON JACK DANIELS WOODEN KEG LOTS OF BEER & LIQUOR MEMORABILIA: T SHIRTS, GLASSES, BLOW UP BALLOONS, STEMWARE, GLASSES, PENNANTS, BUTTONS, ETC. Sale conducted by Yoder Auction Service Auctioneers: Ben Yoder (785) 448-4419 • Jr. Miller (620) 200-3007 James Yoder (620) 228-3548 Ring Man: Lavern Keim • Clerk: Beth Rockers Cashier: Ruby Schmucker & Karyn Yoder

Monday, August 9, 2021 ~ 3:30pm

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Business Services Offered

AUTOMOTIVE Autos for Sale


Large Animal Field Services



Coop's Small Engine Service and Re0120 pair. Mowers, chainsaws, etc. Pickup and delivery available. 620-279-4289.

Dr. Sherri Merrill

Allen, Kansas

• Healthy Cattle • Profitable Ranches • Lasting Legacies

Custom Brush and Tree Removal, Osage City. Tree cutting, Mulching, pasture clearing, brush hogging, grapple, dirt work, demolition etc. 918-9191384.



Residential & Commercial Asphalt Shingles Metal Roofs TPO Roofs New Roofs Roof Repairs Water Damage Gutters 620-481-1571 sbenitezroofingllc@gmail.com

Light reception work wanted, 20/hr/week preferred. Experience in business. Through, dedicated. 620794-8599.



Saw ChainS & BladeS- drill BitS SCiSSorS-KniveS-ClipperS-CarBide M-F 9-5 Sat. 9-1 pm 0570

Buying and selling horses and goats. 620-794-4318, 620-342-7190.

Garriott Construction LLC 30x40x10 ............$17,400 40x60x14........... $27,800 Installed on your level site!



Need A BATTERY UTV, ATV, MOTORCYCLE $32 - $141 U19L or U19R $45 (fits most mowers) 24DC $115 - 27DC $135 Boat, Trolling, RV

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Just a sample listing more varieties available. We will be glad to take pre orders on Thrusdays and Fridays prior to Chick Days. There is no minimum per order. Large sales of 50 or more or if you want to pre order please call ahead. The store will have feed and supplies. Please note: not all types of poultry will be available at every Chick Day. Visit our website heartlandhatchery.net for a full list of breeds. Payment terms are cash only. Be sure to bring a box to take chicks home in.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL ALAN: 660-424-0408 OR MILES: 660-464-1480


ESTATE SALE Sale inside at 1518 Thompson, Emporia. July 22 and 23 85. July 24 8-12. Furniture, pools, dishes, vintage Fosteria, glassware, washer/dryer and much more.

0760 Wanted to Buy Homemade baked goods and fresh donuts on Grand Ave in Hartford. Cash paid for clean used mobile Every Saturday 8am- 1pm. homes. 620-273-8110.

Customer Appreciation Day. Buy 25 or more chicks HALF PRICE!


Garage Sales


Bazaars, Bake Sales

July 24th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

All prices with TRADE! 615 Graham • Emporia • 620-342-2842 Mon-Thur: 8-5 • Friday: 8-3

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021


0780 Apartments for Rent

Farm Equipment

605K Baler with monitor for sale, twine. Lots of new parts, shedded, $4000 obo. 620-342-5910 or 620-4810770 NH 688 Baler - Net Wrap and 20' loftness, flail mower/windrower. Call 620-437-6795

Dogwood Glen & Whispering Pines

519 N. 12th • Osage City, KS • 1,2, & 3 Bedroom • Maintenance Provided • Appliances Furnished • Rental Assistance Available • Partial Utilities Paid

(785) 528-3626

REAL ESTATE Mobile Homes for Rent


This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer


Mobile homes, 2 and 3 bedrooms, Strong City and Cottonwood Falls. 620-273-8110.

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