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Allen County commissioners discussed ongoing concerns about having two ambulance services, one in Iola and the county’s By BOB JOHNSON for all areas outside Iola, Tuesday morning. Callsstate to the 911 dispatch center The Board of Emergency average Services one almost everyhave 10 minMedical should reutes. available in a week or two sults And while it that sound litfrom a study didmay of the two asertle slow, played out over 24 hours vices, said Chairman Dick Works. a Then, day and every daywill of the the report be year, disthe total to meeting 55,000. and be cussed at comes a public “That’s we received last digested bywhat a committee, appointyear,” Angie dispatch ed earlier this Murphy, year by city and center director, told Allen County county governing bodies, that is commissioners Tuesday mornexpected to make recommendaing. tions on how ambulance service The be call total — she figures should conducted. half or observation, more are forWorks true emerIn an said, gencies — wasn’t of amher “If Iola were to getthe outpoint of the appearance, but the of bulance business, wemagnitude (the county) the number captivated commiscould lower our mill levy.” sioners. The county levied 3.149 mills Murphy was before commisthis year to support projected exsioners to of request a 20 percent penditures $1.3 million, which increase in department’s included anthe $80,000 subsidybudto get for 2012, up $126,000 over this See AMBULANCE | Page A2 year’s $490,000. The increase seemed pretty hefty. Murphy reasoned health insurance will cost an additional $50,000 and another $6,000 was expected for Kansas Public Em-


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ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta schools Superintendent Beverly Hall knew about cheating allegations on standardized tests but either ignored them or tried to hide them, according to a state investigation. Johnson An 800-page Register/Bob report released to The Associated Kansas House and Senate candidates, from left Judy Brigham, John Coen, Ed Bideau, Bud Sifers and Tuesday Caryn Tyson participate inPress a Register/Richard Luken by Gov. Nathan Deal’s office forum Tuesday in Iola. Mules Pat and Pete pull an antique sickle bar mower piloted by Ray Whiteley of Le Roy. Whiteley was through an open records request joined by Greg Gleue in cutting an 18-acre prairie hay field Tuesday. shows several educators reported cheating in their schools. But the report says Hall, who won the national Superintendent of Year award 2009, and other By SUSAN LYNN because of recently enacted tax by the three candidates for the theBecause theinRCIL provides administrators ignored those reBy RICHARD LUKEN attached. The bar was triggered cuts. Coen based his claim on in- District 9 House seat, Ed Bideau, benefits for the poor and disports and sometimes retaliated a gear box engaged as its John Coen, candidate for the through formation provided by the Kan- Chanute, and Judy Brigham and abled, several of Cooper’s quesagainst whistleblowers. LE ROY Senate, — Unlikewas the the mecharoll. Kansas most wheels sas Research Institute, a state Bud Sifers, Iola. tions tothe candidates centered on The yearlong investigation nized behemoths Ray With no outspoken criticof of today, the past leg- agency . mechanical engine to The two-hour forum gave vot- issues that directly affect the diseducators at nearly four Whiteley’s mowing outfit was of, the only noise emanatislative session at Tuesday after- speak Caryn Tyson, his opponent ers a good idea of candidate shows advantaged. Atlanta considerably quieter. ing his District unit wasSenate from seat, the noon’s candidate forum forfrom the 12th stances on a variety of issues. dozen Cooper askedelementary candidatesand if middle schools cheated on stanHis“It’s “engine” — a pair of teeth of the seven-foot cutting bar criminal how the Kansas defended her role as a represen- Rosie Cooper of the Resource they would work to reinstate the tests helping stu1,200-pound mules — needed backvoted and forth. Legislature is leading theonly state rotating tative who for the tax cuts, Center for Independent Liv- dardized Homestead Tax by Refund for rentdents or changing the answers an to occasional break he from thenoting stiJoining Whiteley was neighbor financial ruin,” said, saying “they will create jobs.” ing moderated the forum in the ers, which was eliminated this once exams were handed in. fling heat as Whiteley friendand Greg Gleue, with his thesummer state is projected to be $2.7 and Coen Tyson were joined Townhouse meeting room. See FORUM | Page The investigators also foundA2 a traversed histhe way around anyears 18- own mowing outfit, another sickbillion in hole in five “culture of fear, intimidation and acre prairie hay meadow. le bar mower pulled by a pair of retaliation” in the school district “It’s a little warm, so we’ve Percheron draft horses. over the cheating allegations, been taking it easy,” Whiteley “We’re having some fun with which led to educators lying said. “It’s our little hobby.” it,” Whiteley joked. “Greg’s kind about the cheating or destroying The mules were pulling White- of a wimp about it. He needs a Ray Whiteley ley’s antique sickle bar mower, See CHEATING | Page A5 See MOWING | Page A5 a small wagon with cutting bar

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National survey spotlights USD 257 board wellbeing of children Temps for run budget correction look inviting By DAVE RANNEY KHI News Service

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4-H youths modeled and then were awarded ribbons for their projects in the buymanship and construction projects at Tuesday night’s style revue as a precursor for the Allen County Fair.

4-H’ers dress it up By ALLISON TINN

TOPEKA — According to a national survey of conditions that affect childhood well being, Kansas fares better than most states. “We’re 16th overall,” said Shannon Cotsoradis, president at CEO at Kansas Action for Children, an advocacy group that helped assemble the latest KIDS COUNT data book, which was released Wednesday. With 18 percent of Kansas children living in poverty in 2010, the state still had lower rate than the national average. And the fact that only 22 percent of children live in homes

where the parents lack secure employment compared favorably to the national average of 27 percent. That was the comparatively good news. By BOB JOHNSON it came to indicators of child health, Kansas An anticipated field did of anot thoufare well. sand runners and walkers, who “Weflee came in 32nd,” Cotsorawill Iola’s downtown busidis said. “I was shocked when I as ness district early Saturday saw that.”Melvin did in 1905, can Charley The poor showing, she chose said, to be thankful that Melvin appeared to be driven coudo his dastardly deedby in athe midple of factors: dle of the night. •Had Thethe state made little or no event being commemoprogress in lowering the num-parrated occurred in mid-day, bers of low birth-weight babies ticipants would battle oppressive

construction skills Tuesday night at the North Community BuildSit back, grab a bag of popcorn ing. Earlier in the day their enand enjoy the show — at least tries had been judged. that’s what 4-H members and famThe building was decorated Register/Susan Lynn ilies and friends did at a circus theme These men are ready to Tuesday leave theirwith inhibitions at home as including they participate in Friday night’s favorite night’s barbecue and From style revue. balloons thatSkahan, looked like popcorn race, the drag race. left to right are Matt Brian Wolfe, Nic Lohman, David Toland and As part of the Allen a buffet that included an ar-square. Fred Heismeyer. The raceCounty begins atand 10:30 p.m. on the courthouse Fair, 4-H members demonstrated ray of more than 100 cupcakes. their buymanship and clothing See STYLE | Page A3

heat andSee humidity, withAX both KIDS | Page forecast at the upper end of the discomfort scale during daytime Friday and Saturday. As is, they will run and walk in somewhat more inviting temperatures predicted for the low 70s by 12:26 a.m. Saturday. The race — many walkers will be out for a stroll — will cap activities that start late Friday afternoon and will go on throughout the evening. Included will be the rum at the North Community much-awaited “drag race,” feaBuilding to discuss turing some of theseveral area’stopfinest ics ofand importance to localin resimen women dressed drag. dents. Chris Weiner at Thrive Allen The public is invited to atCounty, co-sponsor with Allen tend. County Crimestoppers for “The The presentations will beRun Charley Melvin Mad Bomber rebroadcast on Iola’s for your Life,” said total ofcable particaccess television channel ipants was approaching 450,for with those to attend. aboutunable 200 signed on for the 5-kilometer run. The walk will follow a 3-kilometer course. “Registration, including probably a fifth online, has really

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year a woman’s garter was transferred from one participant’s leg If you’ve got enough of it, Fri- to another. day night is the night toClub let your “It’s thanshow a baton,” said The Happy Paws Dog will host thebetter 2012 dog at 6 p.m. hair down. David show Toland, executive director Thursday at the Allen County Fairgrounds arena. One sure testshown is to participate of Thrive AlleninCounty and one Dogs will be by 4-H members of all ages showmanship, in the “Drag as a runup to of the organizers for Friday’s obedience andRace” rally obedience. the Charlie Mad Bomber events. The publicMelvin is invited. Run For Your Life race. If you don’t have a thing to Men and women alike are en- wear — no worries. couraged to dress in a cross-genDresses, hats, purses, jewelry der manner and then “compete” and other accoutrements will be in teams of four in a relay. Last available at Elizabeth Donnelly’s

Barbara Chalker Anderson, former director of The Shirt executive Shop, 20 W. Jackson, the Iola Area Chamber of Comwhere participants will have a merce now working for the wide selection from which to Kansas Department of choose. Doors open at 10 p.m.Commerce, will deliver keynote Registration to the participate address at Friday’s “See, in the drag race is $5. ThatHear also Iola”participants event. gains entrance to a Anderson will be sev9:30 p.m. pre-party at one the of Thrive eral speakers at the 10 a.m. fooffice, 12 W. Jackson. Tickets can

be purchased in advance at the Thrive office or Friday night on

Franklin: Taxes too high By BOB JOHNSON

been higher. “A few years ago we had a budJack Franklin didn’t mince get of over $13 million,” he said. words at Tuesday’s Allen —County Since 1871 — Commissioner Dick Works Commission meeting. His beef: quickly interjected At the bandstand Jim Garner, directorof $2 million theThursday, 2013 budget. July 7, 2011 8 p.m. that was for construction of a PROGRAM “I think you’ve created a monnew cell at the landfill. Banner ..................................................arr. Sousa sterStar in Spangled 911 (dispatch services),” Spending for dispatch Americans — economy march .......................................... Henryat Fillmore said Franklin. We “The jus- this year is budgeted $546,194. Rock, Rhythm and Blues — medley ...................... Jack Bullock tifies cuts.” The request forarr. 2013 is $609,273. Armydraft of the — march2013 ...................................Kenneth J. Alford First of Nile the county’s “We took over the service beBeginprojects of the Beguine ...................................................... Cole Porter budget expenditures of cause the city was having trouble Invercargill — march Alex Lithgow $12.7 million and an ad ................................................... valorem running it,” Works said. “Now the Fallen.................................... John Williams/Sweeney taxHymn levy ofto73.518 mills, 5.883 mills we’re running it, and running it Men of Ohio march Henry Fillmore more than this — year. This............................................. year’s right.” A Sixties Time Capsuleat —$11.9 medley .............................. arr.County Jennings expenditures are forecast The last year Allen and The Washington Post — march ...................................John Sousa million. Iola shared expenses ofP.dispatch Rained out concerts will bederescheduled for Friday Commissioner Rob Francis services, each paidevening. about $180,000. fended the budget, noting it had Works noted that equipment was antiquated and with a new and much more comprehensive Vol. 113, No. 209 center, dispatchers were able to

Iola Municipal Band

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In Tuesday’s edition of The Iola Register it was reported that the USD 257 Board of Education was proposing a 2-mill increase for the 2012-2013 budget. That number is incorrect. The correct increase in millage from fiscal year 2012 to the proposed fiscal year 2013 is .765. While the rate went up 1.363 mills from 2011 to 2012, there is no propickedthat up,”has Weiner Tuesday posal been said put forward afternoon. As in the past, “wetax exthat would seek to raise the pect a lot of people to sign up Frirate 2 mills in the upcoming budday night.” get. Costtaxpayers is $12 forthe the walk. RunFor .765 increase ners’ fees are $14 for thought youth towas age is what district staff 17, $20 for adults andIn$17fact, eachthe for absolutely needed. members of teams. district managed to be fiscally Runners in in some the third annual responsible of the speevent will aim for best times of cific categories of the budget to 15.40.06 for males and 20.44.78 for the point where they were able to females, such set last propose a year. minor increase. “Melvininto Dy-No-Mite” To Sticks put theofincrease perspecwill be awarded the tive, a person living infirst the three USD places for males and afemales in 257 district who owns home apeach of five ages groups, 15 and praised at $100,000 in value would under, 16-30,$3031-45, and 61 pay roughly more46-60 in taxes this and over. coming year. All participants will break This increase is independent from front of the post or office. of city,intownship, county AlRunners will follow a course that len Community College millage will take them on West to Washtaxes. ington, then Jackson, Jefferson and East to Cottonwood. They See TEMPS | B6

Iola Municipal Band Pekarek finds home at USD 257 — Since 1871 —

respond quickly and with more information to save lives. “How many lives have been By JOE SNEVE saved,” Franklin asked. “I don’t know, but what’s a life When Brian was hired worth,” WorksPekarek countered, and as superintendent of the Iola observed that “here is where the school district in February, he decisions are made” on expendisaw an opportunity to “reinvigotures and “we’re trying to look rate” the USDroad.” 257. down Withoura duty focus onthat academic “It’s to see people achievement and public are safe,” Francis chimedtransparin. “Anency,(Murphy, Pekarek dispatch hopes hedirector) can furgie ther success for the district and does a good job of keeping down the more than 1,300 students expenses, and we have better relydising onthan it. counties around us.” patch Pekarek walks his talk. A naIN ASee MORE measured PEKAREK | Page reA5 sponse, Works added that each year “we get requests” from deSee FRANKLIN 75 Cents | Page A3

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At the bandstand Jake Ard, director Thursday, July 26, 2012 8 p.m.

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Brian Pekarek, center, visits with Barb Geffert and Marcy Boring at the USD 257 board office. Iola, KS Iola, KS

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Iola. The request for 2013 is 5.318 mills and expenditures of $1.6 million. Jason Nelson, ambulance director, said he would not have to add to personnel or ambulances to provide service in Iola, along with the remainder of the county. Works’ analysis about lowering the tax levy came from discontinuing the

WORK TO improve Texas Road, from old U.S. 169 (1400 Street) to Carlyle,

about a mile, began Monday and is likely to continue through next week, Bill King, director of Public Works, said. The county’s new road reclaimer is “really chewing up� the hard-surfaced road, King said, which is about 8 inches thick. When the rebuild begins, an additional several inches of base material will be laid down, he said. Also,

because of the heat, work will start at 6 a.m. The project is expected to be completed about the end of July. Commissioners accepted bids totaling $11,180 for new flooring, ceiling tiles and painting in the county attorney’s office. A rebuild of the front part of the office complex, to make it more secure, was done earlier.

other states have made progress on this issue, so our numbers, by not improving, pulled our r a n k i n g Cotsoradis down.� According to the survey, 8 percent of the children in Kansas were uninsured in

2010. Twenty-five states had a lesser percentage than Kansas, which tied with Mississippi, North Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming. In Iowa, a state similar to Kansas in population, demographics, and economy, 4 percent to the children were uninsured. Only three states – Massachusetts,

Vermont, and Connecticut fared better than Iowa. “I suspect there are a lot of reasons for that,� said Roger Munns, a spokesman for the Iowa Department of Human Services, which oversee the state’s Medicaid and CHIP programs. “It may not sound all that significant, but we’ve been consistent,� he said. “Ever since we started our

$80,000 payment to Iola — a saving of nearly ninetenths of a mill — and adding income from runs in the city, which likely would be in the $200,000 range, another 2 mills. Iola also would save money by not having an ambulance service, he said.

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between 2005 and 2009. • Between 2008 and 2010, the number of Kansas children without health insurance – roughly 60,000 - remained steady. “When you look at the trend data, that’s a zeropercent improvement,â€? Cotsoradis said, referring to the number of uninsured children. “At the same time,

H Forum past legislative session. Previously the rebate was for low-income homeowners and renters to claim on their property taxes. Legislators kept the rebate for homeowners, but eliminated it for those who rent. “This was a rebate many renters used to help pay heating costs,� Cooper said. Coen said the elimination of the rebate is “a perfect example� of the punitive nature of the recent session. P e o p l e who rent property are typically poorer than those who own their John Coen homes, and yet have lost a helpful credit. And yes, he would work to re-instate the Homestead refund. On the broader issue of the tax cuts in general, Coen said, “The Legislature acted recklessly enacting the income tax cuts,� saying state finances depend on a relatively equal amount of property, sales and income taxes. “If you remove one of those legs, the other two will have to go up disproportionately,� he said. Tyson dodged the Homestead rebate question, saying, “Every Kansan received a tax cut,� this year, and for those who refute this “simply don’t understand the math.� According to the Research Institute, low-wage earners in Kansas will see an average increase of $148 in their income taxes. The m i d d l e class will see a decrease of 0.5 percent, or an Caryn Tyson avera g e tax cut of $212. The wealthiest will enjoy a decrease of 2 percent, or an average tax cut of $21,087.

“ I’ll fight like crazy that our schools are as good as those in Johnson County.

— Ed Bideau, candidate for Kansas House

Tyson said as a member of the House Tax Committee, she worked to cut wasteful spending. Bideau aligned himself with Coen regarding the Homestead rebate, saying, “The state took the refund away from the poor and disabled and should put it back.� As for the tax cuts in general, Bideau said “It was a bold move. I’d like to see them work. But if it negatively impacts the welfare of Kansans, then the issue will Judy Brigham have to be revisited.� Brigham said alternative funding for the poor should be investigated. “We need to match resources with needs,� she said. As for the tax cuts in general, “I hope money pours into the state, but I fear that’s not going to happen. Education, especially, needs to be adequately funded. Children are our greatest resources.� Sifers said the new tax cuts should “bring billions� to the state because of increased business, which in turn will provide services for the poor. More than once Sifers said he knew of Bud Sifers many people in businesses who are “scared to death of the current business climate and are ready to leave the state.� All candidates said they were against same-

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sex marriage, that they thought moving the state’s Medicaid program to a privately run program called chancre will be an improvement, and that the revamped Kansas Public Employees Retirement System held promise. Regarding education, Bideau and Coen said they would be willing to ask for a tax increase if it means adequately — and equally — funding schools. “I’ll fight like crazy that our schools are as good as those in Johnson County,� Bideau said, referring to an equalization formula that ensures poor districts are not at a disadvantage. Coen said adequate funding for education is easy to find. “Restore taxing the wealthy,� he said. Brigham said adequately funding education is a top priority. Tyson said that as a legislator, “things are not black and white. Bills are coupled with things you might not necessarily favor.� And for Sifers, he could not in good conscience vote for any kind of tax increase. “Too many people are teetering on the brink� of financial ruin, he said. IN A LAST chance to toot their horns, each candidate gave a brief synopsis about their strengths.

Brigham noted her extensive volunteering with local and national programs, which have taught her “to listen and get involved.� She classified herself as a “moderate Republican� who would bring good “problem-solving skills� to the Legislature. Coen claimed he is a “traditional� Republican, and that he looked up to the examples set by fellow Kansans Bob Dole, Nancy Kassebaum and Dwight David Eisenhower. Coen said his service on Ottawa’s school board, hospital board and throughout the community has given him experience with coming up with solutions “that benefit the whole.� Bideau refused to claim any label, but that he thought “business as usual in Topeka is broken,� and that he would work to reach out to “Republicans of all types� to effect a fresh Ed Bideau start. Sifers was eager to claim the conservative title saying he favored a smaller role for government. He also said he owes no one any favors. “I don’t care if you have 10 cents or $10 million, I’ll represent you the same.� Tyson said she, too, is a conservative Republican and admired former President Ronald Reagan. Tyson said the woes of the recent Legislative session could be blamed on the Kansas Senate. “They were the bottleneck.�


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Jason Shapel

Jason Shapel, 37, Iola, died Saturday, July 21, 2012. Jason was born Jan. 14, 1975, at Fort Scott, the son of John Howard and Elaine (Deer) Shapel. He has resided in the Iola area since he was 10. On April 22, 2006, Jason married Michelle C. Shrum in Piqua, and they made their home in Iola. He was a member of the Iola Elks. His wife survives, as do two children, Jason Shapel Courtney Greer, Humboldt, and Rook William Shapel of the home; his mother, Elaine Gibbons, Chanute; four siblings, Mike Shapel, Humboldt, Lori Stewart and her husband, Brian, Bronson, Sara Gibbons, Fort Scott, and Jessica Gibbons, Chanute; five nieces and five nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Rowdy Chancelor Shapel, and his father. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at WaughYokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Burial will follow at Le Roy Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials to the Jason Shapel Memorial Fund may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.

James Callaway

James David Callaway, 53, rural Colony, died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at his home. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church in Iola. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the James David Callaway Memorial Fund. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.

James Isaacson

James M. Isaacson, Jr., 36, Fort Scott, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo. There was cremation. The Rev. Jared Witt will conduct memorial services at 10 a.m. Friday in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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After the participants modeled their outfits the winners were awarded ribbons for grand and reserve champion. Extension agent for family and consumer sciences, Kathy McEwan, was the script reader for the night, assisted by Kari Gull, office professional, and district director Carla Nemecek. There were two projects to be judged — construction and buymanship. In construction the participants sew their own clothing and are judged on “the quality of sewing, their sewing techniques and the actual garments, the fit and how they model it,” McEwan said. For buymanship the youths were judged on “being a good consumer and

shopper. How they put together outfits,” the consumer factor is a major part of the buymanship project, McEwan said. There were three levels of construction groups. Delaney Umholtz, in a perfectly

Delaney Umholtz

tailored business suit, won the grand champion. The reserve champion went to Clara Wicoff, who was not at the event. In addition, there were four levels for the sewing competition. The winner of level one was Madilyn White, who made a two-layered pink skirt. The winner for level two was Tori White for having made Bermuda shorts with a black tank top and green jacket. Tori made this outfit with school starting in a few weeks in mind. Level three was Brooklyn Storrer, who made a bag and not a garment. Krystal Smith won for level four and she also did not make a garmet but a bag. The boys buymanship had four boys participating and Trey Wilson, 10-year member, was the only senior in the project. Reserve champion for the

Shelby Yoho junior group was Jackson Wilks, whose outfit can double as being ready to “go out or just hand out,” McEwan said. The junior grand champion was Isaiah Wicoff who wore black knee-length shorts, a white T-shirt and an opened button up checkered shirt to go over his shirt. Wilson won the grand champion for the senior group. He wore black slacks, a white button up T-shirt and a checkered Tshirt. He plans to wear the outfit to band and jazz competitions. The final project of the night was the girls buymanship project with 20 participants and purple ribbons were given to 13 of the girls. The reserve junior champion was Shelby Yoho, who wore a black skirt paired with a zebra print belt, black tank top, white jacket and zebra print scarf. The grand junior champion was Danielle Sharp, who chose

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Jayden Kemmerer, 14, Neosho Rapids earned scores of hoots and hollers following his crowning as the Charley Melvin Mad Bomber Drag Race Queen July 13 in Iola. Kemmerer bested 39 other competitors to win the race. Kemmerer’s identity was unknown when the Register published a recap of Charley Melvin events and has been remiss in giving him his due.

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would prefer, Works said. “The Legislature takes money away from us and also requires things that we have to pay for,” he said. “I don’t like taxes, no one does, but we have to meet our responsibilities,” Works said. And, in response to another of Franklin’s concerns, he noted, “We didn’t duplicate ambulance services, Iola did.”

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Death toll 5 from heat By JOHN MILBURN Associated Press

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Air quality advisories remained in effect Tuesday for Kansas metropolitan areas as a heat wave thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claimed five lives this season continues to grip the region. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said a combination of extreme heat, low wind and clear skies is raising ozone levels in urban areas. The advisories cover Kansas City, Topeka and Wichita and were first issued over the weekend. Elevated ozone levels are of particular concern for children, the elderly and people with chronic lung illnesses. KDHE spokeswoman Miranda Steele said Tuesday two more heat-related deaths were reported to the Office of Vital Statistics, bringing the total to five. She said there were more than 300 cases of heat-related illnesses reported by hospitals. Steele said the reporting of heat-related illnesses is voluntary and cautioned the actual number was likely higher. Tom Langer, KDHEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of the division of environmental health, said as the heat continues, people are likely to feel â&#x20AC;&#x153;oppressed and lethargic.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;A person who believes he is going to be affected by the heat likely will be,â&#x20AC;?

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Langer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Individuals who think the weather will not affect them are likely to blame other elements if they suffer ill effects after exertion in the heat.â&#x20AC;? He said athletes must listen to their bodies while working out in the heat. They are likely to lose focus and become susceptible not only to heat-related illness but other injuries. Langer said athletes should practice in the early morning or late in the evening, but take frequent breaks and cool down often if they do practice in the middle of the day. The National Weather Service continued to issue excessive heat warnings and heat advisories for Kansas as temperatures were forecast to remain above 100 degrees. The only respite was a 20 to 50 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms starting today in northwest Kansas and extending to southeastern Kansas on Thursday. Temperatures will drop into the middle to upper 90s as the chance of precipitation moves through the state, returning to triple-digit conditions by the


Meanwhile, Gov. Sam Brownback toured northwest Kansas to view damage from prolonged heat and drought. Brownback visited central and southeast Kansas last week. The U.S. Drought Monitor showed 64 percent of Kansas experiencing extreme drought as of last week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can really see the effects of the drought here in northwest Kansas. Despite the brutal heat and dry conditions, I have been impressed at the level of cooperation among communities,â&#x20AC;? Brownback said. The governor said changes made to Kansas water policy during the 2012 legislative session, including allowing greater flexibility in managing water usage, were paying off and helping farmers, ranchers and communities. Brownback is seeking expansion of a federal disaster declaration that would cover 103 of 105 Kansasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; counties. The declaration allows farmers and ranchers to be eligible for federal programs to cope with the loss of agriculture production related to the drought.

KanCare tour next week Officials to explain Medicaid revamp

general outline of the plan was first released in November 2011. The changes are scheduled to begin Jan. 1, pending necessary federal approvals. The stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s application for a so-called Section 1115 Medicaid waiver, seeking the authority Kansas officials need to enact KanCare, initially was submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in April but subsequently was withdrawn. It has not yet been resub-


TOPEKA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; State officials have scheduled an eight-city tour next week to describe pending changes to the Kansas Medicaid program. The Medicaid makeover, called KanCare, is an effort by the administration of Gov. Sam Brownback to curb Medicaid costs while improving patient care. A

mitted, according to state officials contacted Monday. Kansas has about 350,000 Medicaid beneficiaries, or about one in 10 Kansans. Annual cost of the program is about $2.9 billion. Of the eight locations, Fort Scott is the only one in southeast Kansas. State officials will be there from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton. And from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the same location.

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The home of Bill and Anna Chapman, 1017 Amos, Humboldt, caught fire Tuesday afternoon. Neighbors noticed smoke coming from an exhaust vent and called 911, according to Register correspondent Terry Broyles. At the time of the fire, Anna Chapman was at her job at Monarch Cement and Bill was at work at Gates Corporation, Iola.

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Colorado gunman left clear tracks before he struck James Holmes’ killing spree in Colorado produced an anticipated call for stricter gun control laws. Gun apologists protested, as they always do. Holmes is crazy. Even the strictest gun laws won’t keep the deeply disturbed from getting guns. There are 200 million guns in the country, after all. If laws prohibit sales, the deranged will steal what they want. The way to stop people like Holmes from acting out their violent illusions is to catch them early and treat their mental illness, psychologists aver. Maybe that’s true. If so, society should be looking for ways to catch them early. One way would be to investigate young men who buy 6,000 rounds of rifle, pistol and shotgun shells over the Internet. The purchase of a shotgun, a high-capacity assault rifle and automatic pistols within a short period of time by anyone without an apparent need for such an arsenal might also be looked into. Those were the tracks that Holmes left. America’s retailers know how to discover worlds of supposedly confidential information about all of us. It shouldn’t be much of a trick to clue the police in on the purchase of lethal weapons. A routine investigation of Mr. Holmes would have discovered (1) he was an abnormally shy college student; (2) he was not a hunter; (3) he didn’t have

competitive marksmanship as a hobby; (4) he didn’t shoot skeet; (5) he made all of the purchases of guns and ammunition within a relatively short period of time with no obvious motivation; (6) he lived in a low-crime community and had no need of weapons for his personal protection. These discoveries should have been enough to trigger an interview of Mr. Holmes conducted by a trained psychologist. If we decide as a society that public safety would be enhanced by seeking out and treating those who might go on a killing spree, paying attention to those who buy unusual amounts of guns and ammunition is one way to do it. Those with perfectly logical reasons for making such purchases would never be aware of an investigation. Membership in a shooting club might cross them off the list. The wealthy who slaughter animals for sport and hang their mounted heads on their reading room walls would arouse no suspicion. The fearful who live in dangerous neighborhoods could plead selfprotection. But when an unemployed young man enrolled in a demanding doctoral program at a public university spends big bucks on guns, ammo and smoke canisters, common sense says look into it. — Emerson Lynn, jr.

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This is a letter that I hope will save the public from theft of gas. My husband and I have been the victims of not only gas theft but also the loss of a garden hose used to steal fuel and in the process, destroyed the vehicle’s gas tank, a $150 cost. If this letter helps just one person, we will be happy. Sincerely, Joyce Peck, LaHarpe, Kan. Dear editor,

The Iola Municipal Band is such a wonderful asset to Iola. It was started in 1871 and has always had the young and old in perfect accord from 16 to 92 years old. In 1920-21, my father and mother made the band concerts their date night with riding in a horse and buggy. It was already 50 years old and very well attended. Even the merchants stayed open later. At the last concert, a lady and son sat on the bench with me. She was so proud of her son up there playing and that he went to New York with the Iola High School band. Her other son will be playing the saxophone in the band this coming school year. A very proud mother! She said that they did not understand this John Philip Sousa thing. Wow. Please allow me to tell his tradition of the world famous march king who came down on the Santa Fe Railroad from Kansas City to Iola for a stop. They marched from the depot on West Madison with hundreds of people lining the streets to the largest, most beautiful courthouse square in Kansas. They marched around the square to our wonderful band

stand. They then gave a great concert. They stayed overnight at our then very famous Kelley Hotel. The next morning they continued on to Tulsa. We must always let the municipal band members know how much we appreciate them and enjoy their talents. Public television was here a few years ago and acclaimed that no city in Kansas has anything to beat this. This Thursday night will close this year’s season. Remember they have to meet Monday evenings to practice so that they can give us their best on Thursday night. Let’s beat the heat and give them a great crowd. It is hot on the bandstand and many give a great deal to get this together. Respectfully submitted, Don Hillbrant, Iola, Kan.

and want to be. Not only Ed, but the whole family, us included, marching forward for the better of us all and our communities. We have always been big fans of the Bideau family and will continue to be wholeheartedly! Generation after generation of Bideaus have proved and will continue to prove their commitment and loyalty to mankind. Vote Ed Bideau for the sake of us all. It’s a win, win. Stacy Borjas, Chanute, Kan. Dear editor,

Ed Bideau is the smart choice, but better than that, the right choice. Members of the entire Bideau family through the years have greatly supported this community in many, many ways. They have reached out with kind words, words of encouragement, words of wisdom, and always with loving hearts, only looking at how they can benefit and help others. They are truly about how they can better and support the needs of others. We feel in out hearts when one can look at another entire family, and say the same heartfelt words about them all, we truly have, and can have what we need in the Kansas House 9th District as our representative, Ed Bideau. Ed’s loyalty, wisdom, family values and integrity will take us to where we need to be

I agree with Larry Richards’ remarks. I supported and still support the nine-member council. The council and its members were voted into place by a majority of the population in Iola. What I do not understand is why a few people think they have the right to constantly create problems for certain members of the council. I do not think their attitude presents a very positive image for Iola. To be very honest, I have not heard so much whining since the last time I was in a preschool! The council has made some decisions that did not make a number of people happy, but they were decisions that needed to be made and that is what they were elected to do, make decisions to improve our town. I would suggest that if the “Good Citizens” would like to do something positive for Iola they could volunteer to help with Farm City Days. Let the council do what we voted them into office to do, make the decisions that will improve our town, without constant criticism. Darcus Kottwitz Iola, Kan.

identification card. It may require a little extra effort, but obtaining an ID won’t be that difficult for most voters. However, for some, the process may pose obstacles that are hard to clear. Registered Kansas voters can request a free photo ID, but they still must go to a driver’s license station to obtain the ID. If they don’t drive, getting to the station and enduring the long waits currently being reported at many Kansas Division of Motor Vehicle offices might be a problem. To obtain an ID, people must present other forms of identification. That may be fairly easy for someone born in Kansas, but it gets more complicated if you were born in another state. Kansans can obtain a free copy of their birth certificates to facilitate the ID process, but people born elsewhere would need to contact their native state and probably pay a fee to obtain a birth certificate. If women have

changed their names as a result of marriage or divorce, they also would have to document that change with a marriage certificate or divorce decree. None of these obstacles is insurmountable, but it takes time and effort. The Kansas secretary of state’s office and county election officials are trying to deal with various voter concerns, including those expressed by nursing home officials. Hopefully, their efforts will be successful. The Aug. 7 primary will be the first statewide election at which photo IDs will be required. Although participation in primary elections usually is low, this primary involves more than the usual number of contested races, and it should offer at least some indication of how big an issue or problem the new voter ID law will pose for voters and election officials. Provided by The Associated Press.

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The good news for the Boy Scouts of America is that they still matter. The bad news is that if they continue their current path, they will matter less as the years go by. The 112-year-old organization this past week said that after a two-year study it reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays. The reaction was immediate and predictable. Chad Griffin, president of Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay-rights group, said Scouts had sent a message that only some young people are valued. “They’ve chosen to teach division and intolerance.” According to a story from The Associated Press, the Scouts said that support from parents was a key reason for keeping the current policy, and it also said that it hoped that the long debate might

now subside. The debate won’t go away, and the Boy Scouts better hope that it doesn’t. If the Scouts were just some fringe group, then announcing a policy that so clearly contradicts where society is rightly headed wouldn’t matter. But the Scouts do matter. They do a lot of good for a lot of families and boys. But their influence and relevance will wane if they continue to go against a society that’s becoming more inclusive, not exclusive. Eventually what will happen is that today’s children who are being raised in a time when being gay is not a big deal will grow up and have families. And those people won’t want to be a part of and financially support an organization that won’t accept people for who they are. The ironic and sad thing about the Scouts is that they already have gay members. Most are just too young to know what their sexual orientation is, or they’re

closeted. The Scouts can continue to say whom they don’t want in their club, and after a while, that’s just what they’ll get — a lot fewer people who’ll join them. The Lawrence Journal-World (ID attention)

While many Kansans believe it is reasonable to require voters to show photo identification at the polls, special circumstances may make it difficult for some Kansans to obtain the necessary IDs. At least for the first elections that require photo ID, state and county election officials should make an extra effort to inform voters and make the process easier. Nursing homes, for instance, have expressed concern that many of their residents may not have appropriate IDs even though they are registered to vote. Some no longer drive, so they don’t have a driver’s license, and they may not have taken the trouble to obtain a nondriver’s

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Ranch with Monument Rocks for sale ULYSSES, Kan. (AP) — A working ranch in northwest Kansas that contains historically significant chalk formations that are among the Eight Wonders of Kansas, as well as 12,000 acres of mineral rights, is up for auction. Monument Rocks, also known as the Chalk Pyramids, is part of an auction for the Pyramid Ranch in Gove County, which began last week and continues through Aug. 14, The Hutchinson News reported Tuesday. The formations are part of ancient chalk beds that were carved into unusual shapes when the central U.S. was covered by water. The 50-foot-spires of Monument Rocks, also known as the Chalk Pyramids, are a National Natural Land-

mark. The formations were an important landmark for stagecoaches on the Butterfield Overland Dispatch Trail and Fort Monument, a post-Civil War fort that was established in 1865 to protect the stagecoach and mail route. The 13,000-acre Pyramid Ranch also includes fossil finds, two graves of U.S. Calvary soldiers and was a territorial marker and spiritual site for Native Americans, said Chris Faulkner, a broker with Faulkner Real Estate of Ulysses, which is conducting the auction. The buyer will purchase all outstanding shares of Thies Pyramid Corp., which currently owns the working cattle ranch, Faulkner said. “The only thing (the

corporation) owns is the ranch,” Faulkner said. Selling the shares is a way to reduce taxes. Faulkner said he couldn’t determine the value of the acreage because of its history and mineral rights. Grass pasture in western Kansas can bring up to $600

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Pickleball players earn SSG medals TOPEKA — Jingle, jangle. That’s the sound of 16 medals hanging around the necks of seven Iola area pickleball players. The players — all members of the local Pure Prairie League pickleball group — earned the hardware at last weekend’s 2012 Sunflower State Games. The annual statewide athletic competition held its second of three weekends of events in Topeka. In the Sunflower State Games, there were singles, doubles and mixed doubles in pickleball competition for varying age groups. Iola swept the men’s singles (4160-year old division) led by gold medalist Lyle Kern. Mike Britt took the silver and Larry Wilson was the bronze medalist. Steve Garver placed third in the men’s singles for 61-and-older. Reina Wilson won gold in the women’s open singles with Cameron Kern taking the bronze medal. R. Wilson and C. Kern combined to claim bronze in the female doubles open division. Britt and L. Wilson won the men’s doubles (41-50) and took the bronze in the men’s doubles (5160). L. Wilson and R. Wilson were the gold medalists for the mixed doubles (41-50). Garrett Catron competed but did not place in the medals. The Pure Prairie League group plays every night, around 7 o’clock, at Iola’s Meadowbrook Park courts. Lyle Kern encourages people to come out and learn to play the sport. “We usually bring extra paddles and balls for the beginners to give it a try. We are more than happy to teach the rules and some of the finer points of the game to those who are interested,” Lyle Kern said. “It’s a sport suited for ages 10 to 90.”

Iola A state games on live webcast Traveling to Pratt for this week’s 2012 Kansas American Legion Single A State Baseball Tournament is out of the question for many Iola A Indians fans. The best next thing is to watch via a webcast. Fans can go to to watch Iola’s state tournament games. All the baseball games will be on the North East Field, click on that field and follow the instructions. Iola A plays Ozawkie at 6:30 tonight in the opening round of the state tournament. It is a double elimination tournament. If Iola wins tonight, it plays at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. If it loses the first game, Iola plays at noon Thursday.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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Extra care goes to rodeo stock By JOCELYN SHEETS

Common sense is the mantra during this summer’s excessive heat when caring for rodeo livestock, according to Regan McKellips of C.R. McKellips Rodeo Company. The Raymore, Mo.,-based rodeo company brings its rough stock to Iola this week for the 27th annual Allen County Fair Rodeo. The rodeo kicks off the 119th annual Allen County Fair with two nights of action Friday and Saturday. Performances are at 8 o’clock each night at the rodeo arena in Riverside Park. Tickets for each performance can be purchased at the gate for $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-10. Children age 5 and younger will be admitted free when with a paid adult. It will take two event tickets per adult and one per child to attend the rodeo. The annual fair rodeo is sponsored by B&W Trailer Hitches, Humboldt, and Twin Motors Ford, Iola. The Allen County Rodeo is sanctioned by the United Rodeo Association (URA) and the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association (MRCA). “We’ve been going all summer and we haven’t had to cancel any performances because of the heat. It is hard on the animals and people alike and we really watch our stock even closer during the hot weather,” McKellips told the Register in a telephone interview Tuesday. “It’s using livestock common sense to start with and we’ve made a few changes on the care

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Keeping the rough stock hydrated and safe during this summer’s excessive heat wave, the C.R. McKellips Rodeo Company of Raymore. Mo., have its livestock ready to perform at Friday and Saturday’s Allen County Fair Rodeo here in Iola. of the stock this summer.” They travel by night as much as possible instead of when they normally load the stock and move in the morning or early evening. The animals are left on water longer during a competition day. “Here at home, we’re fortunate that our pond is spring fed so we haven’t had to worry about a water supply for the animals,” McKellips said. “We have had to feed more hay and grain to the animals because the grass is pretty much gone.” McKellips said their rodeo herd

is large enough to alternate stock throughout the rodeo season. The rodeo company produced a rodeo at Pleasant Hill, Mo., last weekend and have a one-day rodeo at Corder, Mo., Thursday before traveling to Iola. “We rotate our livestock so they don’t have to perform every show for us. We are fortunate that we have quality bulls and bucking horses to do this. Once we get to a rodeo, we are leaving the animals in more open areas as long as we can and not penning them up too soon. We’ve even used sprinklers at one rodeo,” McKellips said.

There are nine standard rodeo events — bareback bronc riding, calf roping, Forty and Over calf roping, girls breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping and bull riding — sanctioned by both the URA and MRCA. The URA is headquartered in Yates Center. Allen County’s mutton busters will hit the rodeo arena at 6:30 each night. Registration starts at 5:30, plus there is an early registration period. There is room for 60 mutton busters — 30 each night — before the rodeo performances. The top five mutton busters will ride again during the rodeo. The sheep are provided by McKellips Rodeo Company. For boys and girls, ages 7 and under, Friday has the boot/shoe race and Saturday features a stick horse race. The boot/shoe race has each child taking putting one boot or shoe in a pile at the center of the rodeo arena. Then it’s off to the races. The first three children to find their missing footwear, put it on and cross the finish line will receive cash prizes. In Saturday’s stick horse race the first three children to cross the finish line with their stick horses win cash prizes. Boys and girls are encouraged to bring their own stick horses to ensure entry into the race. The fair board will provide some stick horses. For boys and girls, ages 8 to 12, both nights of the rodeo will have a chicken scramble. Chickens will be released in the arena and each kid who catches a chicken has the option of keeping it or trading it in for cash.

Iola AA opens zone with victory By JOCELYN SHEETS

OTTAWA — Beating the heat and Osawatomie in one swoop, Iola American Legion Post 15’s AA Indians took their first step toward a consecutive trip to the

Kansas American Legion AA state tournament. In the extended excessive hot weather, Iola stayed in the winners bracket of the Legion AA Zone 2 tournament with a 6-3 win Tuesday. The Indians defeated

Osawatomie in Ottawa, which is hosting the tournament. Tonight’s winners bracket final pits top-seeded Iola (34-3) against second-seeded Ottawa, which beat Baxer Springs 21-7. The two play at 8:30 on Drake Diamond.

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Going all out after a fly ball are Iola AA’s second baseman Clint Heffern (left) and right fielder Mason Coons at a home game this summer. The AA Indians are battling in the Kansas American Legion Zone 2 tournament this week in Ottawa with a state tournament berth on the line.

The winner moves into the championship game at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Osawatomie looked to avenge losing to Iola in the KABA tournament Saturday. It scored three runs on three hits — two singles and a home run — in the first inning Tuesday. Iola starting pitcher Dalton Smith faced just three hitters. Jerrik Sigg come on and pitched seven full scoreless innings. Sigg scattered eight Osawatomie hits and recorded eight strikeouts. The heavy hitter of the night for the AA Indians was leadoff batter Levi Ashmore. Ashmore was 4-for-4 with two singles, a double and a solo home run. Iola scored twice in the first inning. Ashmore and Clint Heffern had back-to-back singles, Sigg was hit by a pitch and Drew Walden walked to force a run in. Smith had a fielder’s choice for an RBI. The Indians scored three runs, two coming on a double by Ashmore in the second to take the lead. Ashmore’s home run came in the fourth. Sigg doubled for Iola. Hitting a single each were Heffern, Taylor, Smith, Mason Coons, Braden Larson and Jarred Latta.

Red Devil cross country Royals’ Smith beats former team camp is Aug. 1-4 at ACC A cross country camp is on tap Aug. 1-4 at Allen Community College. ACC head cross country coach Vince DeGrado announced he will conduct the Red Devil Cross Country Camp. DeGrado is in his second season as Red Devil head coach. “When I was an assistant coach at Cowley (Community College) I ran a cross country camp and was successful in drawing high school runners to it to work with,” DeGrado said. The camp is offered as a day camp for $145 or as an overnight camp for $175 per participant. There is also a team discount rate of $125 per camper if five or more runners come to camp. The purpose of the camp is to provide knowledge of training techniques for success in cross country. There will be morning and evening runs, classroom ses-

sions on running topics, running cross country trails and recreation periods. DeGrado said each runner will receive a gait analysis using Dartfish video softball. The fee for the day camp covers meals, camp T-shirt and water bottle, copy of running material and analysis. The overnight fee is more for the housing. Registration for the camp is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Horton Residence Hall at ACC. Daily sessions run from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday. For more information contact DeGrado by email or telephone at or 620-2282346. DeGrado was the 2010 men’s and women’s cross country national coach of the year while at Cowley Community College in Arkansas City.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When Will Smith was drafted in 2007 by the Angels, he dreamed of taking the mound at Angel Stadium one day and having a game like this. It didn’t occur to him that it would be in a different team’s uniform, though — and against former minor league teammate Garrett Richards. Smith pitched two-hit ball over seven innings in the longest of his five major league starts, and the Kansas City Royals beat Los Angeles 4-1 on Tuesday night. The 23-year-old left-hander was dealt to the Royals along with reliever Sean O’Sullivan for third baseman Alberto Callaspo in July 2010. “At first, I didn’t know how to take it because I was so young,” Smith said. “But people kept telling me it was a good thing for me. I’m very happy in Kansas City. We’ve got a great young core here, so I’m excited. It always feels good to win, going against a buddy of yours like Garrett.” See ROYALS | B2

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Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Will Smith (53), seen here throwing in his last start at home a week ago, was the winning pitcher Tuesday night when the Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 in Anaheim, Calif.

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Olympic archers love H Royals historic setting of Lord’s Continued from B1

LONDON (AP) — Trust a colonial to appreciate the iconic Olympic venue that is Lord’s Cricket Ground. Jake Kaminski, an archer on the top-ranked American team, didn’t just want to turn up at Lord’s and admire the 19th century Pavilion and Father Time, the 86-year-old weather vane. “I’m into history. I like historic things,” Kaminski said during a break in training on Monday. “I read how Lord’s has moved from several locations. To me, history like that makes these sports events more special. “Lord’s has got a good energy. It’s very upbeat.” This is the third incarnation of the ground set up by Thomas Lord, a bowler and entrepreneur at the turn of the 19th century. He moved Lord’s to its present site in north London in 1814. Kaminski also made himself not-your-typical American in the fact he’s seen a cricket match, during a visit to Australia in 2007 for an archery tournament. “I got there and was watching this (cricket) game, and friends told me it had already been going for four days. It’s pretty crazy,” he said. Lord’s has hosted sports other than cricket before. Lacrosse was played there up until the 1950s, there was an expatriate baseball game for World War I chari-

Five Olympic things to know LONDON (AP) — Here’s what to watch for at the London Olympics for today:

1. ROAD TO NOWHERE? Olympic lanes came into force at 6 a.m. today. How will Londoners cope in rush hour? It’s bad enough at the best of times. 2. BALL ROLLING: The games officially open Friday, but women’s soccer is getting under way in Wales today. First up: Britain vs. New Zealand. Also playing: USA vs. France. 3. PHELPS APPEARS: He’s expected to compete in seven events in London, and swimming great Michael Phelps was to make a public appearance early this afternoon. He tweeted his London arrival earlier this week: “And the wait is over... Finally here in London.” 4. ANOTHER SCORCHER! London’s mini heat wave continues with even higher temperatures, but all eyes are on the forecast for Friday’s opening. Rain? Sun? It’s still hanging in the balance. Will the commuters wilt? 5. CELEBRITY ALERT: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt expected at a Sports for Peace event in London.

Allmendinger is indefinitely suspended by NASCAR LONDON (AP) — NASCAR indefinitely suspended driver A.J. Allmendinger after confirming he violated its substance-abuse policy, putting his career and future with Penske Racing in jeopardy. The suspension Tuesday came after a test of his backup urine sample confirmed the original positive result. Allmendinger originally was suspended July 7 after failing a random drug test taken in late June. His backup “B’’ urine sample was tested Tuesday by Aegis Analytical Laboratories in Nashville, Tenn.

Jake Kaminski, U.S. archery team ties, and field hockey on the main ground in the 1970s. But Lord’s hasn’t handed over the keys quite like this since World War II, when the grounds were requisitioned by the RAF as a reception area for crew. Australian archer Taylor Worth loves the fact he’s competing at the home of cricket. Worth, who beat top-ranked Brady Ellison of the U.S. in a World Cup last month, was training in the shade of the Compton Stand, under which hung posters of cricket milestones at Lord’s by the likes of Australian greats Don Bradman, Glenn McGrath and Bob Massie. “As an Olympian you’re part of a very rare group,” he said, “but even rarer is to step out on the ground of Lord’s. I feel very privileged.”

For another first-time Olympian, Bangladeshi teenager Milon Emdadul Haque, to shoot at Lord’s “is my dream.” He didn’t compete in the test event last October, and he has yet to fire an arrow on the main ground. But he’s aware that his national cricket team has played only twice at Lord’s, and he can’t believe he’s in the same place where he watched, on TV, compatriot Tamim Iqbal score a century in 2010. “I feel the history here,” Milon said. The archery competition starts on Friday. London organizers have agreed to pay for a re-laid field, and less than two weeks later, England will face South Africa in the third and final test of their cricket series.

Smith (2-3) allowed a run, struck out four and walked four against an all-righthanded lineup that included switch-hitters Kendrys Morales and Callaspo. The Angels’ only hits against their former farmhand came in the first inning — a line-drive single through the box by Torii Hunter and an RBI single by Mark Trumbo that followed a walk to Albert Pujols. “This is a tough lineup to navigate through, and he really got locked in during the fourth inning,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “He had thrown more balls than strikes to that point and his command was off a little bit, but he was wild enough that he was tough to hit. Then he just settled in and really started commanding the ball.” Trumbo and rookie Mike Trout gave their teammates a crash course on Smith before the game, so they could have a clue as to what he throws and when. “Trout and Trumbo spoke up and gave us a little insight on what this guy was featuring. They were right on point, but we just couldn’t get anything going,” Hunter said. “He has an over-the-top delivery, like an Iron Mike (pitching machine). He has a little cutter, a changeup, a slider and a curve ball. He threw everything by the kitchen sink.” Jonathan Broxton allowed two singles during a

scoreless ninth for his 23rd save in 27 chances. Garrett Richards (3-2) gave up four runs, five hits and three walks in five innings, including a two-run homer by Lorenzo Cain. The 24-year-old right-hander, who is trying to secure the fifth spot in the Angels’ rotation, got the nod this time around after Jerome Williams went 0-5 with a 7.53 ERA in his previous five starts and was relegated to the bullpen. Williams took over for Richards and scattered four hits over four scoreless innings in his second relief appearance this season. Richards, who bounced back from two straight rough outings against Toronto and Baltimore with seven innings of three-hit ball in an 11-0 win at Detroit last Tuesday, gave up Cain’s third homer of the season after Alex Gordon opened the game with a bloop double inside the left field line. Kansas City pushed across two runs in the second. Gordon hit an RBI single, and Chris Getz scored when Alcides Escobar beat second baseman Howie Kendrick’s relay throw to first on a potential inningending double-play grounder to shortstop. Angels outfielder Mike Trout was 0-for-3 with a walk as his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a run scored ended at 15, leaving him tied with Roy Hartsfield

of the 1950 Boston Red Sox for the major league-record among rookies. Trout came up three shy of the overall AL mark set by Red Rolfe of the Yankees in 1939 and equaled by Kenny Lofton of the Indians in 2000. The Angels received two scares Tuesday night. Albert Pujols, making his eighth start as the designated hitter, swung at an inside pitch in the third inning and was struck on the right elbow. He was examined by trainers before striking out on the next pitch. Gold Glove outfielder Torri Hunter tried to make a backhanded diving catch on a sinking liner by Eric Hosmer in the sixth, and the ball bounced past him for a triple. Hunter bruised his left ribs on the play and spent several anxious moments on his knees while manager Mike Scioscia and a couple of trainers ran out to check on him before leaving him in the game. Hunter led off the bottom of the inning, fouled a pitch hard off his left shin and crumpled to the ground. By the time he got back to his feet, longtime Angels trainer Rick Smith had arrived and the frustrated Hunter shooed him away. He drilled the next pitch just foul down the left field line and lined out to first base one pitch later before Pujols struck out again. “I didn’t ask to come out. I’m tough. I’m one tough cookie,” Hunter said.

Adult ed at ACC Allen Community College will offer adult education courses starting Aug. 13. Courses are offered for those hoping to gain skills necessary to pass the General Education Development (GED) test; improve chances at finding employment through WorkKeys; prepare for the college classroom and entrance exams with refresher courses; and improve computer skills with

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(First Published in The Iola Register July 25, 2012)

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Iolan injured

Iolan James Hall, 46, was injured Monday afternoon when his car crashed along an Allen County road about 5 miles southwest of Iola. He was transported to Allen County Hospital. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Hall’s car ran off the road, hit a culvert, went airborne and came to rest on its top.

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Tony Graham all visited Ithyl and Johnie Newman and Mae Morris. Grace Parsons was visited by Homer and Marilyn Riffey. During the Allen County Fair some of the residents will go to see the animals.

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Eldon Wright each paid a visit with residents and played music. Residents who had visitors this week were Thelma Manbeck, Oliver Henkle, Elizabeth Compton, Jean Capell, Gene Chambers, Kirby Byers, Bob Wayne, Erma Hoggatt, Rosemary Bass and Dora Beachy.

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Ronald McFadden and Rebecca Carpenter were arrested for domestic battery when Allen County officers responded to what initially was dispatched as a medical call to a residence in Mildred Monday.


Amber Duttenburg, 29, Chanute, reported a stolen check to police that was forged Friday at Iola Orscheln Farm and Home.

Bikes stolen

Christy Walls, 31, Iola, and Nicole Likes, 30, Iola, both reported their bicycles stolen Friday in the 300 block of North Cottonwood. Richard Barnum, 31, Iola, reported his stepdaughter’s and stepson’s bicycles were stolen Sunday from the 700 block of North Chestnut Street.

Bike unclaimed

Richard Barnum, 31, Iola reported a black bicycle left in his front yard Monday. The bicycle is a black Mongoose Hyperbike Mike Skinner Pro Model with red rims. The owner may claim it at the Iola police department.

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Glen Coffield, 65, Iola, reported criminal damage Saturday to an outdoor condenser unit behind his business. The damage was estimated at $6,000.

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Kristina Jones, 21, and Kellie Jones, 38, both of Iola, reported an assault in the 300 block of South Washington Avenue Monday night. An investigation is ongoing.

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Real Estate for Sale Allen County Realty Inc. 620-365-3178 John Brocker ........... 620-365-6892 Carolynn Krohn ....... 620-365-9379 Jim Hinson .............. 620-365-5609 Jack Franklin ........... 620-365-5764 Brian Coltrane.......... 620-496-5424 Dewey Stotler............620-363-2491 HOUSE IN COLONY, Cheap Gas! 620-363-0606. IOLA, 1018 MEADOWBROOK RD. W., 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, great neighborhood, 660-988-6623. NICE HOUSE FOR SALE IN COUNTRY on paved road near Humboldt. With or without acreage. 620-433-5906 or 620-212-1898. YATES CENTER, 601 S. MAIN, $17,000 OBO, needs some repairs, 785-893-9014.

Price reduced DREAM HOME FOR SALE. 402 S. Elm, Iola, Grand 3-story 1897 home on 3 lots. 4,894 sq. ft. $215,000. call 620-3659395 for Susan Lynn or Dr. Brian Wolfe susanlynnks@yahoo. com. More info and pictures at

CHRISTMAS IN JULY 10% OFF BOOTH 5 TOWNE EAST FLEA MARKET (EAST SIDE IOLA SQUARE) CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE! 15% OFF EVERYTHING IN BOOTH #15! Brooklyn Park Flea Market Downtown Iola External Hard Drive. 320GB Seagate. Completely cleared off now. Stores a ton of movies/music/ pictures. USB, and wall plug-in included. $70. Call/text Paul 620875-4571

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CREATIVE CLIPS BOARDING & GROOMING Clean, Affordable. Shots required. 620-363-8272 (1) MALE YORKIE PUPPY, AKC, $150, call 620-365-0060.

Deseret Nursing & Rehab at Yates Center has positions available for DIETARY COOK and DIETARY AIDE, $50 sign-on bonus. Applications available at 801 S. Fry, Yates Center, KS 66783, 620-625-2111.

Buying Coin Collections, U.S., foreign, tokens, paper money, 28 years professional experience, call Jon Minor at 620-365-8161, Towne East Flea Market, 9 N. Jefferson.

Exp. Flatbed Drivers: Regional opportunities now open with plenty of freight & great pay! 800-277-0212 or

APPLICATIONS are currently being accepted for affordable family housing. The amount of rent paid is based on the household’s income. Accessible home also available. Please call 620-365-5143 or 1-800-766-3777 for hearing/speech impairment to apply for housing or to obtain additional information. Equal Housing Opportunity.

Do you have CRP that has been released for haying? Call 620215-2614 will put it on the shares or by the bale.

Purebred English Shepherd Puppies $250, great herding/ farm dogs and companions, 913-886-8002.

Anthony, Kansas is seeking a FT Police Officer. Must be 21. Salary DOQ. Excellent Benefits. Send Resume: City Administrator, P.O. Box 504, Anthony, 67003. EOE.

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Deseret Nursing & Rehab at Yates Center has positions available for CNA, CMA, LPN and RN, $50 signon bonus. Applications available at 801 S. Fry, Yates Center, KS 66783, 620-625-2111.

Windsor Place is looking for a PART-TIME ACTIVITY PERSON, 18 hours a week between the hours of 3:30 to 8:30, would be a good position for a retired person. Apply in person at 600 E. Garfield.

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Garage Sales IOLA, 709 SOUTH ST., Saturday 8-3. Antique & vintage wares, furniture, glassware, old garden decor, tools and many other items.

Apartments for Rent DOWNTOWN MORAN, great 1 bedroom, no pets, $350 deposit & references required, move in now, no rent until August 1st, 620-237-4331 Monday-Friday 8-5 or 620-939-4800. HUMBOLDT -- 1,000 SQ. FT., furnished, washer/dryer, wood deck. 913-522-5596

Airman’s basic training complete Air Force Airman Lance E. Soales graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Soales is the son of Karen Carter, Neosho Falls, and Brett Carter, Salina. He is a 2010 graduate of Trego Community High School, WaKeeney.

Elsmore Ruritan meets Twenty members of Elsmore Ruritan Club met Monday at Evangelical Convenant Church, west of Savonburg. The ladies of the church catered the meal. President Gary Henderson thanked club members for their help in making the July 6 Independence Day celebration a success. Ed Henderson said the next food distribution will be Friday at the community building from 5 to 5:30 p.m. The Elsmore club, in conjunction with the Humboldt Ministerial Alliance, distributes food to families in the Elsmore/Savonburg area the fourth Friday of each month. There is no income requirement. In June, 664 pounds of food was distributed to 90 people from 29 families. A thank you was read from Elaine Stewart and the Marmaton Valley High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter. A mone-

tary donation was made by the club for the group’s recent leadership conference in Florida. Plans were made for this year’s Elsmore Day celebration Sept. 8. College scholarships checks of $100 each were sent to Maggie Meiwes, Kaylan Shadden and Taylor Lhuillier. A sympathy card was signed for the Mark Ard family. The next meeting will be Aug. 27 at Elsmore Methodist Church.


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Ruth Richards will celebrate her 99th birthday Aug. 2. The family hopes to receive many cards and letters as they celebrate. Correspondence may be sent to Richards at 705 E. Spruce St., Iola, KS 66749.

Bronson senior citizens gather BRONSON — Erma Eastwood and Thora Shinn hosted 35 seniors and guests Friday at the Bronson Methodist Church annex. Tables were decorated with American flags in honor of Independence Day. Guests attending were Laura Graham, Vivian Moore, Teresa Allen and Cathy Jarow. Ena Large and Eastwood

celebrated birthdays. Geraldine and Elvis Reeder were honored for their anniversary in July. For the program, Shinn read “How Old Is Grandpa” and Eastwood and Shinn led an American flag folding demonstration. Becky Shinn read the meaning of each fold. The August meeting will be in the annex with a potluck luncheon.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is bracing for a tax-cut showdown that is all about Democrats and Republicans showing voters their differences over taxing the well-off while accusing each other of threatening to shove the government over a fiscal cliff. Senators planned to vote today on a $250 billion Democratic bill that would extend expiring tax cuts next year for all but the highest earners. Democrats will need 60 votes to advance the proposal, which they do not have. It seemed unlikely that senators also would vote on a rival GOP plan that includes the best-off Americans in the tax reductions, a measure that was destined to lose. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, was ready to push legislation through his chamber next week that closely mirrors the Senate GOP measure. Republicans there introduced their bill today, accompanied by another measure designed to speed work next year on legislation overhauling the entire tax code.

The clash in the Senate underscored how little the partisan tax-cutting duel had to do with actually passing a law this year. If anything, it highlighted how entrenched both parties’ views were. “Democrats will simply never agree we should hand out more tax breaks to the richest 2 percent of Americans while this economy is in the situation it’s in now,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, sponsor of the Democratic bill. “Our friends on the other side are practicing what could best be described as ‘Thelma & Louise’ economics,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said. “Let’s just march the whole country right off the cliff and see how that works out,” McConnell said, referring to the movie’s memorable climax. If the two sides don’t compromise, a massive $600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts for 2013 would be triggered automatically in January — the so-called fiscal cliff, which analysts say would jar the already weak economy.

Turkey blocks trade with Senate gears up for Syrians symbolic tax showdown

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey sealed its border with Syria to trucks today, effectively cutting off a trade relationship once worth almost $3 billion with the embattled nation, as regime forces fought to evict rebels from the country’s largest city. Two more Syrian diplomats, the envoy to Cyprus and her husband, the former ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, have also defected, according to the opposition Syrian National Council, in the latest sign of fraying support for the regime among its own elites. The announcement follows the televised appearance Tuesday night of a defected regime general calling for a new Syria. Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan said deteriorating security was behind the closure of a border through which Turkey once exported food and construction materials to the entire Middle East, though the volume of traffic had dropped 87 percent since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011.

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Ovarian cancer can be difficult to detect Dear Dr. Donohue: About 15 years ago, I lost my paternal grandmother to ovarian cancer. She was 78. Her initial symptom was repeated urinary tract infections. After several rounds of antibiotics, drinking cranberry juice, etc., she began having trouble emptying her bladder. To make a long, awful story short, her real problem was ovarian cancer. Will you alert women with

Dr. Paul Donohue To Your Good Health a presumed diagnosis of urinary tract infections about the possibility of

ovarian cancer and have them ask to be checked for it? — R.W. Answer: One of the problems in detecting ovarian cancer is its lack of signs and symptoms in its early stages. Vague abdominal or pelvic discomfort, bloating, feeling full after taking only a few mouthfuls of food and having to urinate more frequently are some of its initial symptoms. The problem is that these

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symptoms are the signs of many other illnesses, too. Never having delivered a child, obesity and perhaps the use of estrogens after menopause are other risks for developing this cancer. Women in their 50s and 60s are the ones most likely to come down with it. Factors that decrease the risk are having had children, breastfeeding and having taken the birth-control pill.

Public notices (First Published in the Iola Register, July 18, 2012) CHARTER ORDINANCE 19 A CHARTER ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF IOLA, EXEMPTING THE CITY OF IOLA, KANSAS FROM THE PROVISIONS OF K.S.A. 14-101 to K.S.A. 14-310, INCLUSIVE, AND PROVIDING SUBSTITUTE AND ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS ON THE SAME SUBJECT, RELATING TO A MAYOR-COUNCIL FORM OF GOVERNMENT. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF IOLA, KANSAS: SECTION 1. The City does hereby adopt Charter Ordinance No.19 of the Code of the City of lola, to read as follows: WHEREAS, K.S.A. 14-101 to 14-310, inclusive, authorizes a city to implement a council form of government, which provisions are not uniformly applicable to all cities; and WHEREAS, pursuant to Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, cities may exempt themselves from such provisions and provide substitute and additional provisions therefore; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF IOLA, KANSAS: Section 1: The City of Iola, Kansas, a city of the second class, by the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby elects to exempt itself from and makes inapplicable to it the provisions of K.S.A. 14-101 TO 14-310, inclusive, and to provide substitute and additional provisions as hereinafter set forth in this Ordinance. The referenced provisions are either enactments or parts thereof, which are applicable to this City, but are not applicable uniformly to all cities. Section 2: As used in this Ordinance, the following words and phrases shall be defined as follows: Mayor: shall mean a person elected at large, on the first Tuesday in April of every odd-numbered year, for a two (2) year term, who shall have only the following responsibility and authority: (1) serve without compensation; (2) have no veto power; (3) preside over council meetings; (4) will have the authority to vote in all instances where there is a tie vote of the council; (5) make recommendations for all appointments to City positions and committees to be approved by the council; and (6) such other powers as the Council may grant to the mayor from time to time Treasurer: shall mean a person appointed by the Council for a two (2) year term at the same time other appointments to City offices are made; Council members shall: (1) serve without compensation; (2) serve for a term of four (4) years, with two (2) Council members to be elected from each ward as follows; a. The terms shall be staggered with one (1) council member to be elected from each ward every two (2) Years; b, These staggered terms shall be established by the election of April, 2013, with the top vote get-


ter in each ward to serve an initial four (4) year term and the second top vote getter in each ward to receive an initial two (2) year term and then thereafter on the First Tuesday of every odd-numbered year, starting in the year 2015, there shall be elected from each ward a council member whom shall be elected to a four (4) year term thereafter. c. The council members shall be chosen by the qualified electors of their respective wards, and no person shall be eligible to the office of council member who is not at the time of the election or appointment an actual resident of the ward for which he or she is elected or appointed, and if any council member shall move from the ward from which he or she was elected or appointed, his or her offices as council member shall thereby become vacated immediately. d. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in the office of council member, the Governing Body shall appoint an elector of the ward where the vacancy occurs to be council member for the balance of the unexpired term. Section 3: This Charter Ordinance shall be published once each week for three consecutive weeks in the official City newspaper, Section 4: EFFECTIVE DATE: This Charter Ordinance shall take effect and be in force sixty-one days after its first publication in the City newspaper. PASSED by the Governing Body, with not less than two-thirds of the members elected voting in favor thereof, June 11, 2012. APPROVED and SIGNED by the Mayor this 9th day of July, 2012. CITY OF IOLA, KANSAS By William A. Shirley, Mayor Attest: (Seal) Roxanne Hutton, City Clerk (7) 18, 25, (8) 1 (First published in The Iola Register July 18, 2012) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS PROBATE DEPARTMENT In the Matter of the Estate of: JACK DAY, deceased Case No. 12PR27 NOTICE OF HEARING AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are notified that on June 29th, 2012, a petition was filed in this Court by Teresa Black, a named executor in the “Last Will and Testament of Jack Day,” deceased, dated February 7, 1996, and the “First Codicil to the Last Will and Testament of Jack Day,” deceased, dated

February 18, 1998, requesting the will and codicil filed with the Petition be admitted to probate and record; petitioner and Michael E. Day be appointed as co-executors, without bond; and petitioner and Michael E. Day be granted Letters Testamentary. You are required to file your written defenses to the petition on or before the 14th day of August, 2012, at 9:00 o’clock A.M., in the District Court, Iola, Allen County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail to file your written defenses, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the petition. All creditors are notified to exhibit their demands against the Estate within the latter of four months from the date of the first publication of notice under K.S.A. 59-2236 and amendments thereto, or if the identity of the creditor is known or reasonable ascertainable, 30 days after the actual notice was given as provided by law and if their demands are not exhibited, they shall be forever barred. Teresa Ann Black, Petitioner ROBERT W. MANSKE Attorney at Law 336 E. Park St., Olathe, KS 66061

913-782-5212 Fax 782-0800 Attorney for petitioner (7) 18, 25, (8) 1 (Published in The Iola Register July 25, 2012) RESOLUTION NO. 2012-2013-1 RESOLUTION DESIGNATING MONTHLY BOARD MEETING BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education of Unified School District #479, Anderson County, State of Kansas, in meeting this 16th of July, 2012, that the regular monthly meeting of this Board shall be on the second Monday of each month, which meeting shall commence at the hour of seven o’clock p.m. Should such regular monthly meeting date occur on a legal holiday or on a holiday specified by the Board, such regular meeting shall be held on the date following commencing at the same hour. The Crest Board Office, Colony, Kansas, is designated as the regular meeting place of this Board and any regular meeting may be adjourned to another time and place or recessed to a later date. (7) 25

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