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Saluting service Duty began long before sheriff’s post By DOUG CARDER Herald Senior Writer

Staff Sgt. Jeff Richards, a U.S. Air Force law enforcement veteran, walked across the downtown rooftops of a Korean village outside Osan Air Base, peering at an illegal card game taking place on the third floor of the building across the street. Richards It was halfway around the world and several years removed from his first assignment as a member of the U.S. Air Force Presidential Honor Guard in Washington, D.C., where he guided then-First Lady Hillary Clinton on her first official visit to the Pentagon in November 1993. Richards, now Franklin County sheriff, said Monday he would not trade either experience as the 45-year-old reflected on the nine years he spent in various security forces and law enforcement roles with the U.S. Air Force from 1991 to 2000. Enlisting at age 23, Richards took his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, followed by ground combat school at Fort Dix, N.J., before the Airman First Class received the prestigious assignment of being appointed to serve in the U.S. Air Force Presidential Honor Guard in Washington. During his threeyear stint in the nation’s capital, where he would be promoted to Senior Airman, Richards participated in military honor funerals at Arlington Cemetery and laid wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, he said. “I enjoyed my time in Washington,” Richards said. “It was a privilege and a great honor to serve in the Presidential Honor Guard. I worked at the White House when President [Bill] Clinton was inaugurated the first time and was part of the military cordon for that first inauguration.” Richards was honored to be part of the funeral ceremonies for Lt. Gen. Jimmy Doolittle, a U.S. Army Air Force officer during World War II who led a daring bombing attack on Japan and would later receive the Medal of Honor, he said. “As a member of the Honor Guard, I participated in a couple of funerals for Medal of Honor recipients at Arlington Cemetery, but Gen. Doolittle was probably the most famous one,” he said. “It was a real honor to serve at his memorial service.” For one year of his stint with the Honor Guard, Richards was assigned to Secretary of Defense Les Aspin at the Pentagon, where he gave dignitaries guided tours of the Pentagon,

Jeff Richards provides a guided tour of the Pentagon to then-First Lady Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Les Aspin (far right) in November 1993 while Richards served at the Pentagon. The Franklin County sheriff recently reflected on his nine-year career in the U.S. Air Force.

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Jeff Richards talks with Steven Segal in the Hall of Heroes while giving the Hollywood actor a tour of the Pentagon. Richards, Franklin County sheriff, served in the Air Force for nine years and was a member of Air Force Presidential Honor Guard for three years in Washington D.C. as well as provided security for tour groups, he said. “The Pentagon, at least at that time, was the largest single structure office building in the world, and we would escort members of Congress and other dignitaries around the building to make sure they got to their meetings on time and didn’t get lost,” Richards said, laughing. During his time at the Pentagon, Richards said, two of the more famous guided tours he gave were to then-First Lady Clinton and to Hollywood actor Steven Segal, who was there to seek technical advice for one of his movies. The more ugly side of that duty, Richards said, was navigating through protestors, who sometimes would throw red paint on military personnel entering and exiting the building. “If you were in military uniform, well, you were a baby killer, depending on what was going on somewhere in the world [in the eyes of the protestors],” Richards said. “They would throw red paint on you. I saw it happen, but it never happened to me. I remember walking through protest crowds and being escorted by Pentagon police.” Protestors had the right to

conduct peaceful demonstrations, Richards said, saying that was one of the freedoms he and other military servicemen and servicewomen fought to protect. “They have a right to do that — we have those freedoms, but sometimes those freedoms come at a cost through ways that are not palatable to everybody,” Richards said. “They like the freedom, but they ignore, sometimes, what it takes to get that freedom and keep it.” Richards’ next assignment took him to Whiteman Air Force Base, near Knob Noster, Mo. “My primary career field was law enforcement, and that’s what I did at Whiteman,” Richards said. “I got to spend time with an emergency services team, which is a counter-terrorism team like a SWAT team.” In accordance with an arms treaty with Russia in the mid1990s, the U.S. military destroyed various missile silos, and Richards said he was part of the security force that protected some Russian delegations that came to observe those demolitions. After Whiteman, Richards spent one year at the Osan Air Base in Korea, where he was promoted to the rank of staff

sergeant, he said. “I was a supervisor for a heavy weapons team, but my primary job was doing town patrol as a law enforcement officer,” Richards said. “I was teamed with a Korean National Police officer. There was an entertainment and shopping district just outside our main gate, and all those clubs existed to support the base. We would go around the village and break up a bunch of fights.” Richards was surprised at the number of U.S. citizens who lived in Korea and worked in civilian roles, he said. “I loved my time in Korea,” Richards said. “The food was fantastic, the people were very friendly and it was a beautiful country, so I can see why some [Americans] would want to live there. I think some of them got out of the military and decided to stay in the country.” Richards learned a great deal about the Korean culture from his partner, police officer Im-Yong Kil, who took him to some family functions and to see different attractions, he said. “Over there, [the Koreans] have mandatory service,” Richards said. “You would serve in either the Republic of Korea marines, air force, army or in the national police. My partner’s American name was Jake, and his parents were both educators, so they were a respected family, and that’s why he got to serve on the national police force. Jake was studying international business.” Often people forget that the war between South Korea and North Korea is in a cease-fire phase, Richards said. “The war is not over — it’s in a cease fire — so South Koreans maintain defensive positions throughout the country,” Richards said.

In the event the war restarted, Richards said, every individual has a certain role to play. “A construction worker, for example, might have the duty of taking a bulldozer to a certain location and performing a specific duty if the war were to kick off again,” Richards said. “Even though they are not in the military, every Korean already knows what their specific duty is if the war starts.” For the Koreans, Richards said, gambling is a major crime, and the police often would look for illegal card games. “Americans wouldn’t think twice about seeing a group of guys playing cards, but that was a serious offense to the Koreans,” Richards said. Meanwhile, Richards said, he and other U.S. Air Force patrol officers would do their best to keep U.S. military personnel away from the prostitutes who frequented the clubs. “It’s not just a moral issue, it was illegal and soldiers were vulnerable to contracting [sexually transmitted] diseases,” Richards said. “There were diseases over there that don’t have names, and if someone contracted one of those it could prevent them from leaving the country. North Korea also sent girls into South Korea to work as prostitutes in the clubs. They would try and get to know the U.S. servicemen to learn what they did and how things worked. Basically, those girls were spies. We tried to protect our guys from being put in a position that would make them vulnerable.” After his tour in Korea, Richards returned stateside for a stint at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Honoring Franklin County veterans

DonalD Decock

Edward a. dECoCk

1939 - Present U.S. Army Vietnam

1960 - Present U.S. Army

Darin LeaDbetter 1970 - Present U.S. Marines Dessert Storm

LioneL Sutton

Patrick k. Morris 1947 U.S. Army Vietnam

1923 - 2007 U.S. Navy World War II

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Honoring Franklin County veterans

Carl F. adams 1950 - 1996 U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam

Gerald Bechtle 1921 - 2005

Max Bechtle 1927 - Present

U.S. Navy

U.S. Navy World War II

Edward d. dECoCk

Vern Brown

1915 - 1980 U.S. Army World War II

1945 - Present U.S. Army Vietnam War

Barney Blanco

Rex A. Bowling 1947 - 2004

Charles N. BowliNg

1926 - 2012 U.S. Army WWII, Korea, Vietnam

1945 - 2010 U.S. Air Force Vietnam

U.S. Air Force Vietnam

Carlos Dzamora

Glenn enGlish

Victor HugHes

1945 - Present U.S. Army Vietnam

1922 - 1979 U.S. Army World War II

1930 - 2008 U.S. Army Korean War

ed PlaSchka 1893-1978 US Army World War II

Jack kille

EsthEr (Pritchard) Lantis

RichaRd Lantis

1920 - 1988 U.S. Air Force World War II

1923 - Present U.S. Navy World War II

1922 - Present U.S. Army World War II

Warren (Bud) Milton 1923 - 2011 U.S. Army World War II

Archie Mendell 1917 - 2005

Sgt. Santiago Martinez 1922 - 1995 U.S. Army World War II

RogeR Milton 1950 - Present U.S. Navy Vietnam

U.S. Army World War II

Dale O’Hara

Derron L. Parkison

DaviD RayDel PotteR

Ed Plaschka

1928 - current U.S. Air Force

1924 - 1994 U.S. Army World War II

1948 - Present U.S. Army Vietnam War

1893 - 1978 U.S. Army World War I

Corp. Levi pLasChka

Louis “Bud” PLaschka

Nate Plaschka

SFC. Marlin l. Porter

John Dale Roth

John Dale Roth JR

U.S. Marine Currently Serving

1930 - 2009 U.S. Army Korean War

1994 - Present U.S. Army

1959 U.S. Army, Calvary Liberation of Kuwait

1925 - 2005 U.S. Navy World War II

U.S. Air Force

Elwood R. shaffER 1918-1996 Merchant Marines/U.S. Army World War II

John F. Slaven 1923 - 2008 U.S. Army Battle of the Bulge

Stephen Lee Smith 1951 - 1971 U.S. Army Ranger Vietnam

Ian Sutton 1990 - Present U.S. Navy U.S.S. Cole DDG67

PHilliP C. syMons 1913 - 1945 (Belgium) U.S. Army, Air Borne Div. World War II


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RICHARDS: ‘You can’t replace that kind of [military] camaraderie,’ veteran says “I was a law enforcement supervisor and I served as a watch commander over one of the shifts,” Richards said. “The cadet area and the munitions storage area obviously had to be secured, but the base at that time also was an open base to the public. It’s interesting because it’s a military base, but it’s also an NCAA Division I campus. “The Air Force Academy chapel was the No. 1 tourist attraction in Colorado at that time, so we had a lot of people coming in and out of the base,” he said. “We also had Division I football, basketball and hockey games, and we would work those events as

security. And at graduations, we would either get the president or vice president to speak, so there was always some dignitary there that we were having to make sure nothing happened to.” During his four-year assignment at the academy, Richards also got to help train cadets and serve as a mentor. He also was shipped out for a tour in Afghanistan as part of the security forces there in 1998, he said. While at the Air Force Academy, Richards met his wife, Michelle, who also was serving in the Air Force. They wed and later had their first child, Jacob, now14, while stationed in Colorado. In 2000, the couple opted not to re-enlist — though Michelle

remained in the Air Force Reserves — and moved to the Ottawa area where Richards worked for the Overland Park Police Department, resigning in April as a detective when he was appointed sheriff of Franklin County. The couple have three other children, Joshua, 12, Jose, 11, and Marissa, 8. Richards’ training in law enforcement while in the Air Force — where he graduated with honors from the military police academy and also attended leadership school and law enforcement supervisor training — helped him transition to a career in law enforcement after his honorable discharge, he said. During leadership school,

Richards received the prestigious John Levitow Award, given to one member of each class. The award is named after the Vietnam airman who was the lowest ranking Air Force member to ever receive the Medal of Honor. Richards’ first medal was a joint services commendation medal, awarded to him after completing a special assignment for the Secretary of Defense while stationed at the Pentagon. “I still have some really good friends from the Air Force that we keep in touch with on a regular basis,” Richards said. “One of the nice things about the Air Force is that no matter what base I went to, I would run into somebody that had served in the Honor


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Guard. You’ll run into a veteran now — even one who served from a different era — and you’ll find you have a lot in common because of similar experiences and circumstances. You can’t replace that kind of camaraderie.” Richards is a third-generation U.S. Air Force veteran, he said, with his grandfather, Olen Richards, serving in the Army Air Force and his father, Jerry Richards, serving in the Air Force. “I hope we’re raising the fourth generation right now,” he said, laughing. Richards enjoyed his nine years of military service, he said. “I loved it,” Richards said. “I don’t regret it, and I would highly recommend it to anybody.”

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Esther and Dick Lantis hold hands and pose for a photo at the dining table of their home northwest of Ottawa. Dick Lantis purchased the home and farm — in the 4100 block of Kentucky Terrace — from his mother-in-law in 1957.

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If today’s politicians applied the same rules to policy-making as Esther and Richard “Dick” Lantis have applied to their 67-year marriage, the couple said, perhaps the country wouldn’t be quite so divided. “You have to give and take,” Esther Lantis, 90, said. “It can’t all be onesided.” “If we wanted to do something, we talked it over,” Dick Lantis, 91, said. “If we had the money, we did it, and if we didn’t, we didn’t.” The Lantises, who have known each other for nearly their entire lives and been married for twothirds of that time, both served in the military. They have lived long, fruitful lives, they said, and would choose to do it all over again, if they could. “To this day, I wouldn’t take anything away from my experience in the Navy,” Esther Lantis said. “You met different types of people, and you accept-

ed them, and when you went back to civilian life, you kept on doing that. It was a good tour of duty.”

Growing up When they were younger, Dick Lantis and the former Esther Pritchard lived in the same neighborhood. They both attended Hawthorne School and played together after school. “I knew her because we lived side-by-side, and we played hide-and-seek as kids,” Dick Lantis said. “My dad used to hold her on his knee and shake her up and down and say, ‘Someday you’ll be my girl.’” The pair were friends, he said, despite having different personalities. “She got good grades, and I didn’t care,” he laughed. When they entered high school, Dick joined the football team, but — because the country was still feeling the effects of the Great Depression — Esther’s family didn’t have the extra funds for her to

participate in extra-curricular activities. “At that time, what you did depended on was the amount of money your parents had to spend,” she said. “ ... He went his way, and I went my way.” The two didn’t date, although they remained friends enough to write to each other while they both were in the military. She joined the Navy in 1943, serving 25 months as a hospital nurse. At 20, she decided to enter the military in the footsteps of one of her brothers, she said. “I think I got a little homesick for him. ... I just thought maybe I should [join],” she said. She started out training at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., and from there went to Norman, Okla., completing her operating room training. “I served mostly as a circulating nurse in the operating room, an instrument nurse,” she said.

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LANTIS: Harrowing times at war (Continued from Page 14) Then, she was stationed at the chief nurse’s office in Pearl Harbor, staying there until V-J Day, when World War II ended. As a nurse, she Esther Lantis sometimes was assigned to “bedpan duty,” she said, which was an undesirable job. “When Dick Lantis you had to go to the bathroom, they had a bedpan brought to your bed, and when the patient was finished with it, you did the cleaning up with it. That was the duty you tried to avoid,” she joked.

Lantis choked back emotion, though, when she reflected back on the veterans who had lost limbs serving their country. “The most unbelievable thing was at the Pearl Harbor hospital,” she said. “At different times, the fellows would line up in front of the porch, the entrance to our hospital, and each one of them would be minus a leg or something, but they lined up to get their Purple Hearts. I still remember to this day. They weren’t bitter-acting. They weren’t, you know, ‘Why did this happen to me?’ like that, but they accepted their Purple Hearts and there was a lot of pride in it.”

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Volunteers hope to help vets seeking benefits, answers Her husband died from illnesses caused by Agent Orange, she said. So did her brother. Kathy Lee, Ottawa, said she is finding that many U.S. veterans — whether exposed Lee to Agent Orange in Vietnam or healthrelated calamities from other far-flung war zones — are Reed battling for their lives long after the fighting has stopped. Lee and other local volunteers have helped numerous veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf wars apply for government benefits in the past year since launching the advocacy group Veterans Corner II in October 2012 in Ottawa, Lee said. As a member of the U.S. Air Force’s security police during the Vietnam War, Jim Reed, Ottawa, patrolled the perimeter of a U.S. air base in Thailand for two years. Agent Orange, a powerful defoliant, was a constant presence around the perimeter of that base. Reed has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and other local veterans have suffered strokes because of an ischemic heart disease. Both conditions have been recognized by the Veterans Administration as being connected to Agent Orange herbicide exposure. Reed has filed a benefits claim with the Veterans Administration, with the aid of Veterans Corner II. Reed’s wife, Kathy Reed, serves on the board of the nonprofit organization, which lists among its goals “to provide a friendly environment to help all veterans and dependents complete the required documentation for VA benefits, service-connected benefits and widow benefits,” according to the group’s mission statement. The service is free, Lee stressed, and veterans are not obligated to file a claim. “At the very least we want to help them get their service records,” Lee said. “If they choose not to file a claim, that’s fine. We just want them to have the whole story, instead of just a piece of it. If they want to file a claim, we can help them do that. We’re all volunteers. Our service is absolutely free.” Veterans Corner II is patterned after the origi-

they have, but the most important document to bring to the first meeting is their DD214 paperwork — the papers a veteran is given when they are processed out of the military, Lee said. “That helps me look for certain things — where they served, if it was during a time of war and other information that will help us get started,” she said. Lee is an accredited veterans service officer through the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America organizations, she said. That training and accreditation can help her expedite veterans’ benefit claims, she said. Veterans service officers with the Veterans Administration in Topeka don’t have the time to look through each veteran’s entire military record history, but Lee can help speed up that process by already putting the service records in chronological order and noting other important facts, she said. “We’ve helped a ton of veterans get their records from the military and file claims,” Lee said. “It’s so important to get those records.” Veterans Corner II helps veterans of any war and has seen an increase in the number of veterans from the Gulf War who are seeking help, Lee said. “The Vietnam veterans were not treated with the respect they deserved when they got home, and so this is my way of helping them get the respect they have always deserved and carrying on the memory of my husband and brother,” she said. Lee gets satisfaction from being able to analyze military records and connect a veteran’s illness or death to their service, so they or their families can

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Longtime organizer leaving command By ABBY ECKEL Herald Staff Writer

She’s going out with a bang, Sherry Wright-Anderson said. Having been the parade coordinator for the Veterans Day celebration for the past 20 years, Wright-Anderson, Ottawa, is handing over the reins after this year, she said. “This is my 20th year, and I’ve stepped down as of the end of this year,” she said. “So it’s basically kind of my last hurrah.” Succeeding her will be Harold Mayes, she said, who’s been helping her plan the parade for quite some time and whom she knows will carry on the tradition. But Mayes said he has an inkling Wright-Anderson won’t fully step down. “She’ll still be in an advisory role,” Mayes said. “There’s still other people on the committee ... who will call on her a bit to get instructions on what she did and how she handled things.” Wright-Anderson has been in charge of getting participants to take part in the parade to make it what it is today, Mayes said. “Getting the people that are wanting to be in the parade all lined up and in the lineup for the parade day,” he said. “She does a lot of calls and recalling people up to that point — finding out who’s going to come and get them in the parade.” Having had a long line of family members in the military, Wright-Anderson said, it was a need to be a voice for veterans that inspired her to help with the parade.

Advocating “I’m a veteran advocate,” she said. “I have two grandsons serving now. I have a son who served in the marines; I lost two uncles in World War II and one in Korea; my dad was in the Army Air Corps. We’re military all the way down.” It was more than 20 years ago that WrightAnderson and Harvey Nicholson set out to make a memorial for Vietnam veterans, but after speaking with her father, a veteran himself, they decided to do a memorial for all the fallen soldiers. “When I went to do the research, I found out that we had around 112 veterans from World War II alone,” she said. “But Franklin County lost, I think, 210 [people] from World War I to World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq and Afghanistan.” After finishing the War Memorial, on the lawn of the Franklin County Courthouse, 315 S. Main St., Ottawa, Wright-Anderson said she got more involved with organizing the Veterans Day parade. “Two to three years before I took it over it was like three cars long and people wouldn’t even stop and pay homage to our men and women, and I thought that was sad,” she said. “When I finished up with [the War Memorial] they asked me if I’d do a Veterans Day parade, but I had no clue what to do.” Relying heavily on friends and family, WrightAnderson said she quickly got to work making phone calls to set up a parade for the following year’s Veterans Day parade. “I started making contact with the Rotary Club and other clubs I was in and the churches,” she said. “My parade committee was my family and I called on them like the last month before the parade and then put them on every corner during the parade. Thank goodness for all my relatives and people from my church.” After Wright-Anderson took over the parade coordination, the parade grew in participants and in celebration, she said. “When I took it over, it was like a block long,” she

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Sherry Wright-Anderson, longtime coordinator of the Veterans Day celebration in Ottawa, is pictured recently at the Ottawa Community Recreation Center/Goppert Building, 705 W. 15th St., Ottawa. Wright-Anderson said this year is her last at the helm of the annual event. said. “Then it grew to 20 units, then 40 units and multiplied by two almost every year.”

Perseverance through pain Coordinating the parade meant Wright-Anderson had to start making phone calls in April to get things set up, she said. It

wasn’t long after she took over that the unexpected happened. “I went through four bouts of cancer,” she said. “I had ovarian cancer in 1993-1994 and was given six months to live. Then in 2004, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and went through thyroid cancer in 2005 and 2006.” Working through her cancer treatments, Wright-

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Anderson still planned and coordinated the Veterans Day parade, Mayes said, even when she didn’t have to. “I told her, ‘If you need to, take the time off,’” Mayes said. “She’s very interested in supporting the veterans and [the Veterans Day celebration] is one of the main things the community does that shows everyone how we want to help the veterans and say thank you to them. She’s always been interested in helping them out and getting them the recognition they deserve — even when she was sick.”

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ORGANIZER: After cancer, turning to a new mission (Continued from Page 17) Cancer didn’t stop her and not much else could, Wright-Anderson said, and the parade grew so much that the events started to spill over into the weekend. “Like in 2000, we went from just the parade to a weekend celebration,” she said. “When it first started, it was just a parade and when it was over it was over, but now as soon as the parade is over, there’s a list of things that happen.”

Time to say farewell It wasn’t easy to step down from her position, Wright-Anderson said, but the timing is right as her busy schedule has become

even more full. “It’s been hard,” she said. “I got a little tearyeyed when I handed it over, but I just couldn’t do it anymore.” Wright-Anderson recently got married, and said she’d like to just stay at home with her new husband and be a wife and a homemaker, among other activities she’s planning. “I’m a chaplain and that’s really important to me because of me and women and families going through cancer and stuff,” she said. “Being a chaplain is very [rewarding] because there’s a lot of hurting people out there.” As well as being a newlywed and chaplain, Wright-Anderson has


taken on another role geared toward advocating for veterans, she said. “I took over a regional director position for Vietnam Veterans of America, and I have eight states,” she said. “I have to travel to all the states around and find out their information to help the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America [AVVA] and Vietnam Veterans of America [VVA] grow.” Those who have worked alongside Wright-Anderson to help put together the parade and other events for the Veterans Day celebration know how dedicated she is to veterans, Ray Shumate, re-enactment coordinator for the Veterans Day celebration, said.

“She has tons of knowledge,” Shumate said. “Any time you need something, you ask and she’ll take care of it. She’s very dedicated, the most dedicated person I’ve ever worked with on the Veterans Day celebration.” It will be difficult to fill her shoes, Mayes said, and working with Wright-Anderson has been a pleasure. “I have deep gratitude and thanks for all the work she’s put in,” Mayes said. “It started off back in the early to mid-90s with just a parade that lasted maybe 10 minutes to now it’s an hour and a half long and we’re talking probably a couple hundred entries in the parade each year — and that’s all due to her.”

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ANNUAL CRAFT Show Homemade Holidays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9. Over 125 booths! Ottawa Middle School, 1230 Ash, Ottawa. BRIDAL FAIR 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10. Ottawa University Mabee Center, Ottawa. Presented by KOFO 1220. BRIDAL FAIR 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10. Ottawa University Mabee Center, Ottawa. Presented by KOFO 1220. CALIFORNIA DRIED Fruit & Nuts, Nov. 7-16, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., closed Sunday. 693 E. 1250 Rd., Lawrence. 4 miles N. of Jct. Hwy. 56/59 Donna Wingert, (785)842-8854. SOCKS ROCK the Holidays! Bring a pair or a package of new socks (mens, womens, teens, kids, toddlers) to The Ottawa Herald and get your own 15 word personal holiday greeting in the newspaper Dec. 24th. DONATIONS accepted Nov. 5 thru Dec. 13 and will be distributed to area families by Hope House. TOYS FOR Kids Ride shirts are here! $20, pick up locations: Eagles in Ottawa, 700 Club in Pomona or call Danny (785) 242-2871. Mark your calendars for ride on Nov. 23!

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1243 S Elm Sat. 8am to 5pm. A little bit of everything. 3950 HWY. 59, 2 1/2 Miles N of Ottawa. 9am to 3pm. Big yard sale. LARGE ESTATE moving sale. 840 S Lincoln St. Fri. and Sat. 8 am to ? 16x80 mobile home and bldgs. Will take all bids under consideration. Many Chiefs football signed - and other memorabila signed. Tools, many items too numerous to mention. 785-418-2345. SAT. NOV. 16th 10 am 2749 Montana Rd. 2 Altec Model #1231, 2 Altec Model #DTS941, 2 Peavey Model #112DT, 1 Kasino Concert 6-Powered Channel Mixer with Equalizer, 1 Roland Drum Pad Model #SPD11, 1 Alesis Drum Pad Model #HR16, 1 Roland MT200 Sequencer Midi and Sound Modular, 1 Peavey Black Widow Speaker model #115, 1 Technics PCM Digital Piano ensemble PR#307, 1 DOD R-430 Stereo Equalizer, 1 Mackie 32 Channel Mixer with LED bar, 2 12� speakers without enclosure, 2 Tweeter horns.


5 MAIN breakers 100 amp to 240. $120 for all 5. TJ Bivins 785-883-2970

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$500 SIGN ON BONUS FOR QUALIFIED CDL DRIVERS! Hopper bottom company with regional, dedicated runs, home on weekends. Benefits include, paid vacation, company contributed health insurance, safety incentive bonus. Call Dan @ RC TRUCKING INC, Gridley, KS. 620-437-6616.


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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Position available December 2, 2013. Part-time (20 hrs per week) employment opportunity available at Ottawa First United Methodist Church. Â Send inquiries to Rev. Dr. JC Kelley at Send introductions and resumes to 203 E 4th St.; Ottawa, KS 66067 no later than Friday, November 15, 2013. ASSISTANT COACH at USD 287 West Franklin for Boys Middle School Basketball pay: $1,475 For more information please contact Rick S m i t h a t You may also pick up information at the District Office, 510 E Franklin, Pomona, KS 66076 or phone 785-566-3396 EOE AVOID BEING Taken! Before investigating classified ads on work at home opportunities, too good to be true or advance fee loans, call the Better Business Bureau; 1-816-421-7800. ECKAN IS seeking a full-time teacher for Paola Head Start Center. Eligible applicants must have Associates degree in Early Childhood; a BachelorĘźs degree is preferred. This position is responsible for implementing classroom activities and overseeing classroom operations. Please see for a complete job description and application. This position is open until filled. 785-242-7450, ext 7100. EOE MFVD


We have a full time night shift position for an RN in our Family Birth Place unit. Successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of care. Must have Kansas RN License. EOE 1301 S. Main, Ottawa, Apply Online OTR CLASS A CDL Drivers, $1,200 retention bonus, excellent hometime, 4 wks pd vacation, medical/dental, 2013 APU equipped trucks, 800 mile average length of haul. All Frieght Systems, (913) 281-1203, ext 1213. OTTAWA SANITATION. Apply in person only, no phone calls, 211 W. Wilson.

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A Full Service Auction Company ##GRIFFIN LOGO) Sat. Nov. 9 at 10 a.m., Budwieser Collector Auction & Misc. Approx. 100 Budwieser Steins; Many other Budwieser Collectibles; Few Coins; Show Cabinet; Coke items; Household; Lots of Misc. Marsha Schmoe Estate Franklin County Fairgrounds 17th & Elm Ottawa For full list and pictures: www.kansasauctions. net/griffin ##GRIFFIN LOGO) Sun. Nov. 10 at 10 a.m., Approx. 40 Morgan Silver Dollars; Approx. 9 Carson City Morgan Silver Dollars; Silver Coins; Proof Sets; Uncirculated; Foreign; Commemorative; Many others. Franklin County Fairgrounds 17th & Elm Ottawa For full list and pictures: www.kansasauctions. net/griffin

UPCOMING AUCTIONS: 11/7 Emporia, KS Construction Equipment Estate Auction, Hancock Auction 11/9 Ottawa, KS Budweiser Beer Collection & Misc. Griffin Auctions 11/9 Princeton, KS Public Auction, Hamilton Auctions 11/10 Ottawa, KS Coin Auction Griffin Auctions 11/16 Baldwin City Public Real Estate Auction, Edgecomb Auctions 11/16 LeRoy, KS Estate Auction, Kurtz Auction & Realty Service 11/17 Melvern, KS Real Estate Auction, Griffin Auctions 11/21 Allen, KS Auction Hancock Auction and Real Estate 11/23 Reading, KS Auction, Hancock Auction and Real Estate NEED MORE? Auction Block on classifieds, click on auction block. Look for full listing in The Shopper.

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*****EDGECOMB LOGO SAT, NOV. 16, 2013 at 1 P.M.: Nice 1040 sq. ft., ranch style, 2 BR home w/finished basement, attached garage, on lg. chaded lot: Central heat & air. Nice starter or retiree home. See Internet for complete ad. Mrs. Thomas (Ethel) Danley, 106 Dearborn, Baldwin City, KS. Open House Nov. 9, 1-5 p.m.

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Needed in the Ottawa & Osawatomie area, working with adults in a job training program. Applicants must possess the skills to educate, mentor, and provide guiding services to individuals that will empower them to overcome barriers to employment. Must present themselves in a manner that allows them to model and mentor appropriate professional behavior, work ethic, attire, attitude, etc. PT 20-30 hours per week. $10-$14/hr. Must have reliable transportation & HS diploma or GED. Experience preferred. Email resume to or fax resume to 316-262-4405 Ref: Miami County EOE

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WANT TO INTERVIEW YOU! General Warehouse/Order Picker/Packer Pay = UP TO $400.00/week Overtime is available Second shift Available    CONTACT INFO All candidates for consideration must have credible work history, 2 forms of identification d/s required Apply online at or call 913-268-1222. Help Wanted

Join an outstanding team at Cargill Feed & Nutrition in Emporia, KS. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, 401K, vacation days and holidays!  

 For complete job descriptions & to apply online visit: > Select Your Country > Careers in the US > Produc tion & Maintenance & enter the job code listed above.   Criminal background check, physical exam, drug alcohol screen required.  Cargill is an EEO.  No relocation assistance is provided.  Apply by Nov 15, 2013.

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DUE TO recent growth, we have a new opportunity for: RN/LPN Full-time/part-time/PRN IV certified 12-hour shifts available Apply within, or email CNA 12-hour shifts available Evenings and weekends Apply within, or email Apply within 1615 Parker St. - Osawatomie 66064 EOE/M/F/V/D

Sunday, November 10th, 2013 at 10:00 AM Franklin County Fairgrounds CB Hall – 17th & Elm Ottawa, KS

Approx. 43 Morgan Silver dollars, approx. 9 are Carson City; 1878 Morgan Silver dollar w/8 tail feathers; 2 Peace Silver dollars; Check website for dates of Silver dollars; 10 American Eagle Silver dollars 1999-2012; Silver halves; Silver quarters; 1847& 1851 Large cent; 1809 Capped Bust 50 cent; Ben Franklin half-dollars; sev. $1 Silver cert. red seal; $5 Silver Cert. blue seal; 1853 half dime; many $2 bills green seal; 1914 $10 Federal Reserve note “Saddle Blanket�; sev. boxed 100 net grams Presidential dollars “Never circulated�; sev. boxed 425 net grams Presidential dollars “Never circulated�; sev boxed250 nickels, Never Circulated; Commemorative. Indian head pennies; Liberty Head nickels; Buffalo nickels; Silver quarters dimes; Wheat pennies; Many Mint proof sets & US proof sets; US coin sets; misc. coin albums; many foreign coins; Commemorative coins; uncirculated coins; foreign paper money; approx.. 100 assorted $1 Casino chips; US uncirculated coin sets; many other assorted coins not listed. Many other coins not listed. Refreshments by Happy Trail Chuckwagon

GRIFFIN AUCTIONS OTTAWA, KS -785-242-7891 Buddy Griffin - Allen Campbell

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REAL ESTATE AUCTION Sunday, November 17th, 2013 at 1:00 PM

80 Acres m/l Farmland in Osage Co. Ks. Has pond, approx. 64 Acres tillable 102 NE Main St Melvern, KS


Property Location: Section 19, Township 17, Range 17. Approx 3 miles North of Melvern on Berryton Rd. to 285th St, then 3 1/4 miles East. (1/4 Mile East of Ratner Rd. on 285th St. Minimum Maintenance Rd. Watch for signs)


80 Acres m/l Farmland in Osage Co. Has pond, approx. 64 Acres tillable TAXES: $483.00 LEGAL: S19, T19, R17E, Acres 82.5, East 1/2 of Southwest 1/4, less row TERMS: $10,000 down day of auction balance due upon delivery of marketable title, within 30 days. Buyers to have all inspections made prior to auction, at buyerĘźs expense. Seller reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Anything stated day of auction takes precedence over anything advertised. Griffin Auctions & Century 21 Lantis & Assoc. are representing the seller. For Information or Showing Contact:

Buddy Griffin, Auctioneer-Realtor 785-242-7891 Cal Lantis, Broker-Century 21 Lantis & Assoc.       785-242-0021


FOR PICTURES & INFORMATION: Buddy Griffin - Allen Campbell

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Legal Notices (Published November 7, 2013) BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS RESOLUTION NO. 13-08 A RESOLUTION GRANTING VARIANCE REQUEST #1309-1242 FILED BY KEVIN BULMER TO PERMIT THE REDUCTION OF THE BUILDING SIDE YARD SETBACK FOR A NEW ACCESSORY STRUCTURE WHEREAS, the Franklin County Board of Zoning Appeals has received a variance request from Kevin Bulmer to allow the reduction in the building side yard setback from 75 feet to 10 feet for a new accessory Structure; and WHEREAS, the Board of Zoning Appeals did hold a hearing on November 5th, 2013 to consider said variance request as provided in K.S.A. 12-759(c) and Article 24, Section 24-3.01; and WHEREAS, after reviewing the record and all public testimony, opposed and in support, the Board of Zoning Appeals did approve, by a majority vote of its members, Variance Application #1309-1242 based on the findings of fact as follows:             1. The variance requested arises from such condition which is unique to the property in question and which is not ordinarily found in the same zoning district, and is not created by an action or actions of the property owner or the applicant;             2. The granting of the variance will not adversely affect the rights of adjacent property owners or residents;             3. The strict application of the provisions of these regulations from which a variance is requested will constitute unnecessary hardship upon the property owner represented in the application.             4. The variance desired will not adversely affect the public health, safety, morals, order, convenience, prosperity, or general welfare; and             5. Granting the variance desired will not be opposed to the general spirit and intent of these regulations. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Franklin County Board of Zoning Appeals does hereby approve Variance #1309-1242 (Bulmer) to reduce the side yard building setback for a new accessory structure for that certain real property located near the intersection of Georgia Road and Labette Road, on the South side of Labette Road and approximately one-quarter (1/4) mile East of Georgia Road in the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4) of the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4) of Section 14, Township 17 South, Range 18 East. Passed and Adopted by the Franklin County Board of Zoning Appeals this 5th day of November, 2013.    /s/ Donald Johnson, Member                         /s/ Gayla Wilkins, Member                 /s/ Eugene Harris, Member    /s/ Ron DePriest, Member                   /s/ Kristie Stinebaugh, Member         /s/ J. Harry Peckham, Member ATTEST: /s/ Larry D. Walrod, Planning Director

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221 S. Main St. Bldg. for sale, 8000 sq. ft. Retail/Commercial Property, downtown Ottawa. For more information: 785-242-1000.

Lots & Tracts

LAND FOR sale. 10 acres m/l at 376 Kingman Rd south of Pomona.  $29500. Call 785 242 6777 for details.

Houses for Rent

2 BR, 3701 Hwy 59. All electric, storage bldgs. Appliances. $550 mo/dep, (785) 242-6595. 3 BR, 723 N. Cedar. Garage, 2 sty, no pets. $650 mo./dep., (785) 242-6595.

Mobile Homes to Rent

433 S. ELM, 4 bdrm 1 Bath, detached double garage. $750/mo. Delton 785-248-1711

2 BDRM mobile home private lot, storage shed, trash paid, no pets. $450/mo. 785-214-0630 785-418-1118


3 BR, 2 BA House in country on Hwy. New CA/CH. No smoking, no pets $900 + $900 deposit. Avail. Nov. 1 (785) 241-1416.

FIRST MONTH Free! One and two BR apartments, $395 $595/month.  (785) 418-6409, (785) 418-1078.

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Houses for Rent

2 BDRM 1 ba $500/mo plus $500 dep. No pets. 785-289-6042 2 BDRM. with garage located at 536 S. Poplar. $475/mo plus $475/dep call Jody 785-242-4000 or 785-304-3791.

Houses for Rent

3 BR, 1.5 BA. 205 S. Oak, 2 sty. $650 mo./dep. (785) 242-6595. DUPLEX IN Wellsville, 2 BR, 5x10 storage stove/fridge/washer & dryer hook ups. $575/mo + dep. (913) 710-8438. SMALL REMODELED, House, Richmond, great condition. 2 BR, W/D hookup. No pets, $500/month, (785) 937-2142.

(First Published November 7, 2013) (Last Published November 21, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS WELLS FARGO BANK, NA PLAINTIFF Case No. 13c67 Div. No. K.S.A. 60 Mortgage Foreclosure KYLE W. BOLLING DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SUIT The State of Kansas to: CASTLE CREDIT CORPORATION; KYLE W. BOLLING A/K/A KYLE BOLLING A/K/A KYLE WAYNE BOLLING; JOHN DOE (REAL NAME UNKNOWN); MARY DOE (REAL NAME UNKNOWN); RACHEL E. BOLLING A/K/A RACHEL ELIZABETH BOLLING A/K/A RACHEL BOLLING A/K/A RACHEL E. BURNS A/K/A RACHEL ELIZABETH BURNS A/K/A RACHEL BURNS; SONJA BOLLING A/K/A SONJA MONTES and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, and assigns of such of the defendants as may be deceased; the unknown spouses of the defendants; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of such defendants as are existing, dissolved or dormant corporations; the unknown guardians and trustees of such of the defendants as are minors or are in anywise under legal disability; and all other persons who are or may be concerned: You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed in the District Court of Franklin County, Kansas, by Wells Fargo Bank, Na for judgment in the sum of $113,783.18, plus interest, costs and other relief; judgment that plaintiff's lien is a first lien on the said real property and sale of said property to satisfy the indebtedness, said property described as follows, to wit: LOTS 11, 13 AND 15, BLOCK 2, IN HAMBLIN'S COLLEGE ADDITION TO THE CITY OF OTTAWA, IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF  Commonly known as 813 S. Cedar St., Ottawa, Kansas 66067 and you are hereby required to plead to said petition in said Court at Ottawa, Kansas on or before the 21st day of December, 2013. Should you fail therein judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said petition. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SHAPIRO & MOCK, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway - Suite 418B Fairway, KS 66205 (913)831-3000 Fax No. (913)831-3320 Our File No. 13-006012/abe

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Legal Notices (First Published November 7, 2013) (Last Published November 21, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT CitiMortgage, Inc. Plaintiff, vs. Joyce A. Black; Tracie A. Elliott; Unknown spouse, if any, of Joyce A. Black; Unknown spouse, if any, of Tracie A. Elliott, Defendants. Case No. 13C171 Court Number: Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 Notice Of Suit The State Of Kansas, to the above-named defendants and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any deceased defendants; the unknown spouses of any defendants; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of any defendants that are existing, dissolved or dormant corporations; the unknown executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, successors and assigns of any defendants that are or were partners or in partnership; the unknown guardians, conservators and trustees of any defendants that are minors or are under any legal disability; and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any person alleged to be deceased, and all other persons who are or may be concerned. You are notified that a Petition has been filed in the District Court of Franklin County, Kansas, praying to foreclose a real estate mortgage on the following described real estate: A parcel of land situated in part of Government Lot 5, and part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, all in Section 33, Township 15, Range 18, of the 6th P.M., Franklin County, Kansas, described as follows: Beginning at the Southeast corner of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 33, thence North 00 degrees 41 minutes 07 seconds West, along the East line of said Southeast Quarter, a distance of 1320.0 feet to the Southeast corner of said Government Lot 5; thence continuing along the East line of said Government Lot 5 and along the East line of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 33, North 00 degrees 41 minutes 07 seconds West a distance of 54.52 feet; thence leaving the East line of Government Lot 5 and the East line of said Southeast Quarter, North 89 degrees 47 minutes 21 seconds West, a distance of 633.72 feet; thence South 00 degrees 41 minutes 07 seconds East and parallel with the East line of said Southeast Quarter, a distance of 1375.69 feet to a point on the South line of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 33, thence South 89 degrees 53 minutes 41 seconds East, along said South line a distance of 633.70 feet to the point of beginning, except any part thereof now in or used for street, road or highway, commonly known as 4326 Florida Road, Pomona, KS  66076 (the “Property”) and all those defendants who have not otherwise been served are required to plead to the Petition on or before the 18th day of December, 2013, in the District Court of Franklin County,Kansas.  If you fail to plead, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. NOTICE Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction.  The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Kristen G. Stroehmann (KS # 10551) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 (913)663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff (162306)



Saturday, November 9th, 2013 at 10:00 AM Budweiser Beer Collection & Misc. Auction Franklin County Fairgrounds CB Hall 17th & Elm Ottawa, KS

BUDWEISER BEER COLLECTIBLES: Approx. 100 Budweiser Steins including Christmas Steins 1980-2004: CB20 2001 Pewter 125th Anniv; 04 World of Famous Clydesdale; CB32 2005 Members 10th Anniv; CB33 Brew House Clock Tower; CB35 05 M.O. Mini Pewter HITC; CB40 06 M.O. Budweiser Mirror; CB 38 06 M.O. St. Louis Decant; CS600 Clyde Parade Dress C CS634 US Landmarks II; CS627Clydes Tradition CE; CS 593 Michelob Tavern Stein; CS632 Dressed for the Parade; CS658 Early Delivery Days II; F26 Look Out Eagle; CS 641 Retro Logo CS657 Smiling Charlie; CS619 Pewter Keg; CS649 Boot; CS619 Pewter Barrel Stein; CS501 Pre Probation; CS509 Thomas P Lighthouse; CS514 150th Anniv Stein; CS525 Blarney Castle; CS555 Member Clyde Champ II; CS543 PoncedeLeon Lighthouse; CS605 Pewter Bud Light; CS524 Early Deliver Days; CS587 Alcatraz Lighthouse; CS528 Windsor Castle; CS581 Majestic Wolf; CS495 Pewter Barrel; CS572 Retro logo; CS603 A Eagle Logo Stein; CS582 Wolf Head; CS604 Pewter Bud Logo; CS586 Dalmatian Fam. I; CS610 Clydesdale on Parade; CS608SE 25 Anniv 1980-04 Clydesdale; CS595 Freedom of Speech Stein; CS599 Grizzly Bear Series; SC559 Eagle Stein; CS606 Dalmatian Fam. Series II; CS622 Grizzly Bear; CS617 1948 Retro Logo; CS523 Mrk Milestone I; CS592 Mrk Milestone II; CS616 Early Delivery Days II; F18 Parade Dress Pals Figurine; CS618 Milestone II; CS616 Early Delivery Days II; CS629 Norman Rockwell II Freedom; CS631 Pewter Bevo Fox mini; CS591 US Landmarks I; F19 Running Free Mare & Foal; CS607 Dalmatian Family III; CS643 Norman Rockwell III; CS639 Mares & Foals Clydesdale; Complete Set of 7 Continents Other Collectibles & Misc.: Big 8 items, Hats, Basketballs; Bud Light Pool table light; Bud Guitar light; Miller; Coors; Coke; show cabinet; small folding table; $2 dollar bills; one dollar bill, Silver Certificate; 1 $10 bill, Canada; 2 $5 bills, Canada; 1 $2 bill Canada; Wheat pennies; Silver quarter; 1 Silver dollar, 1 oz. fine Silver; 2 Kennedy half dollars, silver; New Lincoln uncir. Pennies; New Jefferson, Denver & Philadelphia Mint nickels; 4 Johnson Dollars; 9 Kennedy half dollars; 16 New President dollars, George Washington to Abraham Lincoln; 1 Canada Gold dollar; approx.. 100 VCR videos & cabinet; 2 gun racks; jigsaw puzzle; 2 rocking chairs; radio; quilting frame; quilts; Christmas décor; drop leaf table; hat collection; computer desk; canning jars; small lamps; wooden TV trays; file cabinets; 6ʼ alum. ladder; 4 metal shelves; dart game; flower pots; clay cat flower pots; Grandfather clock, 60th Edition; Bissell Power steamer; peat moss; vermiculite. NOTE:  Partial list. Many items not listed. Auction held inside. Refreshments by Happy Trails Chuckwagon

MARSHA SCHMOE ESTATE GRIFFIN AUCTIONS OTTAWA, KS -785-242-7891 Buddy Griffin - Allen Campbell Terms: Cash or Check w/Positive ID Not Responsible for Accidents or Loss

Legal Notices (First Published November 7, 2013) (Last Published November 14, 2013) Invitation to Bid

Project: ECKAN Northgate Estates 1113-1121 N. Main Ottawa, Kansas Project Scope: The Work includes selective site demolition and preparation of the site, and construction of two new duplexes that are slab on grade, wood framed structures.     Energy Star Certification: This project will be Energy Star Version III Certified.  General Contractors and Sub-Contractors will need to be Energy Star Certified prior to execution of a contract for construction.  Contractors may determine Energy Star Certification requirements by accessing the Energy Star Website at Architect: Architect for this project is Emig and Associates, 517 Merchant, Suite 203, P.O. Box 1724, Emporia, KS  66801.  Telephone number is 620-343-9180.  FAX number is 620-343-9193.  Email is Consulting mechanical and electrical engineer for this project is PKMR Engineers, P. A., 2933 SW Woodside Drive, Suite C, Topeka, KS  66614.  Telephone number is 785-273-2447.  FAX number is 785-273-0456.   Bid Receiving: A single bid will be received for the work.  Construction will be performed under a single contract between the Owner and Contractor. Bids will be received in accordance with "Instructions to Bidders" included in the Project Manual until 4:00 p.m., November 21, 2013. Bidding Documents: Bidding Documents include: ·         Invitation to Bid ·         Instructions to Bidders ·         General and Supplementary Conditions ·         Bid Form ·         Contract Requirements for ECKAN ·         Specifications and Drawings ·         Addenda issued prior to receipt of bids. Contractors, subcontractors, or material suppliers may purchase the contract documents (drawings and project manual) from Go Blue in Topeka, KS, as follows: 1.       Bidders may review the drawings and specifications on-line at Go Blueʼs website ( to determine if they are interested in bidding the project.  Drawings will be available to review online beginning October 28, 2013. 2.       Bidders may purchase drawings and the project manual from Go Blue.  Bidders are not encouraged to purchase partial sets or an incomplete project manual and do so at their own risk of not providing a complete bid. 3.       Expenses for mailing of drawings and project manual will be included in the cost of printing or charged to the purchaserʼs Fed Ex or UPS account. Contract Documents are on file and may be viewed at the following locations: -Emig and Associates, Architects 517 Merchant, Suite 203 Emporia, KS 66801 -ECKAN 1320 S. Ash Ottawa, KS  66067 -Go Blue 1725 SW Gage, Suite 6 Topeka, KS  66604 785-272-4744 tel -Kansas Construction News 230 Laura Wichita, KS 67211 316-263-0265 tel 316-263-0267 fax -McGraw Hill Construction (on-line) Bid Security: Bid security will be required in accordance with the "Instructions to Bidders".  Labor, Material and Performance Bonds will be required. End of Invitation to Bid

Thursday, November 7, 2013

COUPLE: Building a life together (Continued from Page 15) “It blew both front wheels off, split it in half and took off the steering wheel,” he said. Lantis had bleeding from his face, but fortunately wasn’t harmed further, he said, even keeping his sense of humor intact. “The sergeant, he said, ‘We better get out of here. That one was awful close,’” Lantis recalled. “I handed him the steering wheel and said, ‘If you do, you better start walking because I’ve got the steering wheel.’” Shortly after midnight that same day, a colonel approached Lantis, who was still covered in blood, in their quarters and gave him a Purple Heart. “There’s a lot of people who haven’t got them, they’re still trying to get them,” Lantis said. “Well I got mine in about six, seven hours.” Lantis recalled a brief interaction he had in-person with Gen. Patton. “I was working on a tank with my legs out, and sometimes someone would go by and would trip your leg, and he came along and pulled on my leg and I hollered, ‘Let loose of my leg!’ and I looked out, and there he stood,” Dick Lantis said. “He was the best general they had. I don’t care what anybody says.”

Family home It was around Christmastime in 1945 — when both Dick and Esther had returned home from military leave — that the pair went on their first date. They were married eight months later, Aug. 24, 1946, at the First Baptist Church in Ottawa, in a small service. “There wasn’t the money to spend for it, it just wasn’t there,” Esther Legal Notices (First Published November 7, 2013) (Last Published November 21, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT U.S. Bank National Association Plaintiff, vs. Leonard L. Mauk and Jane Mauk, et al. Defendants. Case No. 13C90 Court Number: Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 Notice Of Sale Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Court of Franklin County, Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Franklin County, Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the Front Door of the Courthouse at Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas, on December 5, 2013, at 10:00 AM, the following real estate: Lots 26 and 27, in Block 23, in the City of Wellsville, Franklin County, Kansas, according to the recorded plat thereof. MORE CORRECTLY DESCRIBED AS: Lots 26 and 27, and the West Half of vacated alley adjacent on the East, in Block 23, in the City of Wellsville, Franklin County, Kansas, according to the recorded plat thereof, commonly known as 629 Locust Street, Wellsville, KS  66092 (the “Property”) to satisfy the judgment in the above-entitled case.  The sale is to be made without appraisement and subject to the redemption period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court.  For more information, visit Jeff Richards, Sheriff Franklin County, Kansas Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Kristen G. Stroehmann (KS # 10551) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 (913)663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff (155312)

Legal Notices (First Published October 24, 2013) (Last Published November 7, 2013) Millsap & Singer, LLC 11460 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 300 Leawood, KS 66211 (913) 339-9132 (913) 339-9045 (fax) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT U.S. Bank National Association Plaintiff, vs. Ryan E Ficken and, et al. Defendants, Case No. 12CV68 Court No.  Title to Real Estate Involved Pursuant to K.S.A. §60 NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Court of Franklin County, Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Franklin County, Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand at the West Courthouse Steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, Kansas, on November 14, 2013 at the time of 10:00 AM, the following real estate: SOUTH 10 FEE[T] OF LOT 14 AND ALL OF LOT 15, IN BLOCK "A", DOUGLAS SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF OTTAWA, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF., Commonly known as 605 N Hemlock, Ottawa, KS 66067 (“the Property”) MS136692 to satisfy the judgment in the above entitled case. The sale is to be made without appraisement and subject to the redemption period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court. /s/ Franklin County Sheriff MILLSAP & SINGER, LLC By: /s/ Chad R. Doornink, #23536 Travis Gardner, #25662 Jason A. Orr, #22222 11460 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Ste 300 Leawood, KS 66211 (913) 339-9132 (913) 339-9045 (fax) ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF  MILLSAP & SINGER, LLC AS ATTORNEYS FOR U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

Lantis said. “And our marriage has lasted a heck of a lot longer than maybe a $30,000 wedding today.” The couple has spent the remainder of their lives in Ottawa, him as a co-owner of a contracting business, and her as a homemaker, raising their two children, Cal Lantis and Judy Kelsey, whom also live in Franklin County. They now have four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. These days, they enjoy spending time with family, as well as partaking in such hobbies as maintaining flower beds and quilting. Both Esther and Dick Lantis have bricks at the War Memorial on the lawn of the Franklin County Courthouse, 315 S. Main St., Ottawa, and appreciate the effort others make to memorialize and pay tribute to servicemen and women on Veterans Day. “I think the memorial in town is just out of this world,” she said. When it comes to today’s politics, Esther Lantis said she worries about the world in which her grandchildren and great-grandchildren will live. “It’s just a case of I can’t believe that grown-up people are acting like they’re acting,” she said. “That we’re in a mess like we’re in on this insurance business. Whether you agree with it or don’t agree with it, it’s just a holy mess. It’s not people in Washington working for us, it’s to make sure they get elected at the end of two years or four years. They’re not worried about us as people. They’re worried about whether you’re a Republican or Democrat, which is not how it is supposed to be.” Dick Lantis agreed. “I think they ought to clean the whole mess out and start over,” he said. Legal Notices (First Published November 7, 2013) (Last Published November 21, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for the Certificateholders of Banc of America Alternative Loan Trust 2005-8 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-8 Plaintiff, vs. Pamela A. Good, et al. Defendants. Case No. 10CV294 Court Number: 3 Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 Notice Of Sale Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Court of Franklin County, Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Franklin County, Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the Front Door of the Courthouse at Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas, on December 5, 2013, at 10:00 AM, the following real estate: Lots 14 and 16, in Block 4, in University Addition to the City of Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas, according to the recorded plat thereof, commonly known as 914 South Hickory, Ottawa, KS  66067 (the Property) to satisfy the judgment in the above-entitled case.  The sale is to be made without appraisement and subject to the redemption period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court.  For more information, visit Jeff Richards, Sheriff          Franklin County, Kansas Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Kristen G. Stroehmann (KS # 10551) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 (913)663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff (123276)

Public Notices Your Right To Know. Legal Notices (First Published October 31, 2013) (Last Published November 7, 2013) Unified School District No. 289, Franklin County, Kansas RESOLUTION Be It Resolved that:      The above-named school board shall be authorized to make an annual tax levy for a period not to exceed 5 years in an amount not to exceed 8 mills upon the taxable tangible property in the school district for the purpose of acquisition, construction, reconstruction, repair, remodeling, additions to, furnishing and equipping of buildings necessary for school district purposes, including housing and boarding pupils enrolled in an area vocational school operated under the board, architectural expenses incidental thereto, the acquisition of building sites, the undertaking and maintenance of asbestos control projects, the acquisition of school buses and the acquisition of other equipment and for the purpose of paying a portion of the principal and interest on bonds issued by cities under the authority of K.S.A. 12-1774, and amendments thereto, for the financing of redevelopment projects upon property located within the school district.  The tax levy authorized by this resolution may be made, unless a petition in opposition to the same, signed by not less than 10% of the qualified electors of the school district, is filed with the county election officer of the home county of the school district within 40 days after the last publication of this resolution.  In the event a petition is filed the county election officer shall submit the question of whether the tax levy shall be authorized to the electors in the school district at an election called for the purpose or at the next general election, as is specified by the board of education of the above school district. CERTIFICATE      This is to certify that the above resolution was duly adopted by the board of education of Unified School District No. 289, Franklin County, Kansas, on the 28th day of October, 2013. /s/ Gwendolyn A Boone Clerk of the Board of Education

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