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OCTOBER 17, 2012 | SHAWNEE, KANSAS | VOL. 9, NO. 38

Boot camp fitness classes


Judgement House The question will be heaven or hell, not trick or treat, during First Baptist Church of Shawnee’s upcoming Judgement House presentation, “59 Minutes.� A Christian twist on Halloween haunted houses, the walk-through dramas will begin Oct. 24 at the church. See story on page 7.

The Shawnee Parks and Recreation Department is offering Boot Camp fitness classes Thursday evenings from Oct. 25 through Nov. 29. The classes will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Shawnee Civic Center, 13817 Johnson Drive. They will include a high-energy mix of cardio and weight training that will burn fat, increase stamina, and build and tone muscle. The fee is $20, and registration is required by Oct. 18. For more information or to register, call 913-631-5200.

100 years young Bill Hansen’s positive outlook on life has help him happy and healthy throughout his long life. He’ll celebrate his 100th birthday on Oct. 22.


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TONGANOXIE ELEMENTARY School students wear camouflage in support of 2011 Red Ribbon Week. Schools promote dress-up days as part of the anti-drug awareness program.

Red Ribbon Week Connie Weltha, Tonganoxie Elementary School counselor, answers questions about national Red Ribbon Week. Q: When is Red Ribbon Week? A: Most area schools are observing it Oct. 22-26. Q: What is Red Ribbon Week? A: It’s a week dedicated to educating children about the dangers of substance abuse, whether it’s illegal drugs, alcohol or legal drugs used illegally, such as prescription pills. It gives communities an opportunity to make a stand against substance abuse. Q: How did it start? A: The Red Ribbon Campaign started after Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena was murdered by drug traffickers in Mexico City in 1985. This began the tradition of displaying red ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. Q: Why dedicate a week to drug

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awareness? A: As we know, drug and alcohol abuse with our young people is one of the highest concerns in every community. Kids are looking for something, and they’re turning to drugs for answers. The sooner we can educate them the better. Red Ribbon Week also serves as a reminder to parents to be vigilant about their children’s activities. Q: What can parents do to participate? A: Kids aren’t just using illegal drugs. It’s drugs found in the home. Those are so accessible, and most people don’t notice when they go missing. We need to educate our kids. Studies show that children that do not fall into the patterns of drug and alcohol use are the ones that have the strongest relationship with their parents. We hope that opening the door to discussion at school will open the door at home, too.

ON THE COVER TOP: LARRY CROSLEY directs a shooting scene during a rehearsal for First Baptist Church of Shawnee’s upcoming Judgement House production. Portraying the teenage victims are, from left, Tilden Howie, Makenzie Denham and Laura Smith. BOTTOM LEFT: ANGIE COLE plays the wife of a man about to be taken off of life support. BOTTOM RIGHT: CURTIS JONES portrays a man defending his practice of putting his job before church to his wife, played by Curtis’ real wife, Sarah Jones.

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Shawnee City Manager Carol Gonzales was awarded the Edward O. Stene Award for Managerial Excellence on Oct. 7, during the International City Manager’s Conference in Phoenix. This award was presented by Kansas University City Managers and Trainees, the alumni association for the University of Kansas Masters in Public Administration Program. It recognizes individuals who have performed in an exceptional manner in the management of the organization in which they are employed. This may be demonstrated through establishment of a new and innovative program, resolution of a difficult organizational problem or completion of a long-term organizational goal. According to Shawnee Mayor Jeff Meyers, Gonzales has done all three. She was nominated for the award by all of Shawnee’s department directors for her work to stabilize the city’s financial position leading up to and during the recession, her efforts to diversify the city’s tax base through economic development, and her commitment to professional local government. Gonzales has been Shawnee’s city manager since December 2005. The Stene award is named for the man who directed the KU Master’s in Public Administration Program from its beginning in 1948 to 1970 and then again from 1973 to 1974. The KU program is one of the oldest and most respected master’s in public administration programs in the United States.

Willow Tree creator to visit Naomi’s Hallmark Naomi’s Hallmark, 12128 Shawnee Mission Parkway, will host Willow Tree figurine creator Susan Lordi on Saturday to raise funds for Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the store will donate 10 percent of sales of Willow Tree purchases and Lordi will be on hand to sign her work. Inspired by dance, art history, nature and personal experiences, Lordi carves figurative sculptures that communicate through gesture only, expressing sentiments such as hope and healing. “Willow Tree is among our most popular lines, and we believe that a handsigned piece will increase the collectability and add a personal touch to a special gift-giving occasion,” said Larry Benson, owner of Naomi’s Hallmark.


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Volunteers help elderly couple remain in home By Rob Roberts

Larry and Luciana Mejia, a Shawnee couple in their early 80s, recently decided it was time to say goodbye to the old homeplace. Larry, who is losing his eyesight, and Luciana, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, could no longer safely get around the split-level home where they’d raised their children and lived for the past 40 years. But when it actually came time to start boxing things up, put their house on the market and start looking for an assisted-living facility, the couple had second thoughts. What if, by some miracle, there was some way for them to remain in their dear old home for a few more years, they wondered. And then, through a referral from the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging, they found their miracle. It’s called Rebuilding Together Shawnee. On Saturday, as the Mejias sat astounded in their living room, they were surrounded by 34 volunteers from the organization, an affiliate of the nation’s largest volunteer home rehabilitation organization. Founded in 2007, the local nonprofit organization relies on business donations and volunteers from churches, businesses and other institutions to provide the repairs and other rehabilitation necessary to help eligible homeowners continue to live safely and independently. On Saturday, it was the St. Joseph

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ABOVE: LARRY AND LUCIANA MEJIA were amazed Saturday as a crew of Rebuilding Together Shawnee volunteers made improvements allowing the couple to remain in the house they’ve called home for the past 40 years. RIGHT: KIM STEVERMER was among 34 volunteers from the Saint Joseph Catholic Church who showed up to work on the Rebuilding Together Shawnee project. Catholic Church’s turn to provide the labor, which, along with donated materials, was valued at more than $20,000, said Mike Walberg. Walberg, a local plumber and “house captain” for the project, said the project involved rebuilding stairs to make them easier to climb, moving a washer and dryer out of the basement, repairing a deck, installing grab bars and a handheld shower in the bathroom, painting interior walls and doing yard work. In addition, the Mejias received a new hot water heater donated by Re-Bath and new bedroom carpet donated by Spectrum Carpets. “I didn’t realize people were that kind to do what they’re doing, and they’re

MARY KAY RIEHLE, left, and Carol Lust were among the volunteers who gave the bedrooms in the Mejias’ home a fresh coat of paint.

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so joyful in doing it,” Larry Mejia said as the beehive of volunteer activity buzzed around him and his wife. “We can’t believe it.” Luciana Mejia said the improved accessibility will allow her and her husband to remain close to their doctors and nearby Shawnee Mission Medical Center. “We want to live here as long as we can,” she said. Others who believe they could benefit from Rebuilding Shawnee Together’s assistance, as well as those who would like to donate cash, materials or

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COMMUNITY 10/17 | Wednesday • Shawnee Chamber a.m. Connect, 8 a.m., Little Monkey Bizness, 12219 Shawnee Mission Parkway • Shawnee Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., Power Play, 13110 W. 62nd Terrace Ave.

10/18 | Thursday • Shawnee/Lenexa Chapter of Business Network International meeting, 7 a.m., First Watch, 11112 Shawnee Mission Parkway • Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Coffee, 8:30 a.m., Shawnee Gardens, 6416 Long

10/19 | Friday • Shawnee Rotary Club, 7:15 a.m., Shawnee Town Hall, 11600 Johnson Drive • Job Club, 8:30 a.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 5501 Monticello Road • Friday Films, 1 p.m., Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive • Lenexa Chili Challenge, 6-11 p.m., Old Town Lenexa, Santa Fe Trail Drive east of Pflumm Road

10/20 | Saturday • Shawnee Farmers’ Market, 7 a.m., Shawnee City Hall, 11110 Johnson Drive • Holiday Treasures Craft Festival, 9 a.m., Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive

• Lenexa Chili Challenge, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Town Lenexa, Santa Fe Trail Drive east of Pflumm Road • Figurine signing by Willow Tree creator Susan Lordia, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Naomi’s Hallmark, 12128 Shawnee Mission Parkway

10/21 | Sunday • Hymn Festival, 7 p.m., Hope Lutheran Church, 6308 Quivira Road. Organ recitalist and composer Charles Ore will perform on the church’s new Pasi Opus 21 pipe organ.

10/22 | Monday • Shawnee City Council, 7:30 p.m., Shawnee City Hall, 11110 Johnson Drive

10/23 | Tuesday • Biz 2 Biz Connections, 8 a.m., Edward Jones Investments, 5725 Nieman Road, Suite D • Shawnee Kiwanis Club, noon, First Watch, 11112 Shawnee Mission Parkway

10/25 | Thursday • Biz 2 Biz Connections, 8 a.m., Edward Jones Investments, 5725 Nieman Road, Suite D • Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 5-7 p.m., Steve Taylor, American Family Insurance, 21632 Midland Drive

MUSEUMS AND LIBRARIES JOHNSON COUNTY LIBRARY SHAWNEE BRANCH 13811 JOHNSON DRIVE, 913-826-4600 • 6 by 6: Ready to Read Literacy Spaces. Drop in through Feb. 28 with your preschooler and use a picture book to explore activities that enhance children’s prereading skills. • Vote for Books! Drop in through Nov. 6 to let children in preschool through sixth grade vote for their favorite book characters. Each participant will get a free bookmark and a chance to win a book. • Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18. This weekly 30-minute event features short stories, songs and fingerplays for children ages 3 through 5 years accompanied by adults. Registration is not required, but space is limited to the first 15 children. • Toddler Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 22. This weekly 20-minute event will feature short stories, songs and fingerplays for children ages 2 through 3 accompanied by adults. Registration is not required, but space is limited to the first 15 children. JOHNSON COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY 6305 LACKMAN ROAD, 913-715-2550 • Suburban Bliss? Bob Bliss’ political cartoons, which appeared in the Sun Newspapers from 1991 until 2002, will be on exhibit through May 18. Free admission.

• Pop ’n Play, 9-11 a.m. Oct. 24. Drop-in activities for 9-month- to 3-year-olds. $1 per child, or free for members. • Halloween Spooky Fun, 10-noon, Oct. 31. Wear a costume and come enjoy crafts and treats. Free admission. SHAWNEE TOWN 1929 11501 W. 57TH ST., 913-248-2360 • Speaker Series, 7 p.m. Oct. 23. “Gathering Memoir of a Seed Saver,” presented by Diane Whealy, co-founder of Seed Savers Exchange. • Historical Hauntings, 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 27. This free event will feature trick-or-treating, hayrides, an eyeball candy counting contest, Halloween photo opportunities and costume contests. WONDERSCOPE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 5705 FLINT ST., 913-287-8888 • Come Sign with Me Story Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 18. Children can learn sign language and hear a story every third Thursday. Free with museum admission. • Wonderpalooza: Dino O’Dell, 2-3 p.m. Oct. 20. A fun afternoon of music and family fun. Free with museum admission.

• Jo Ho Storyteller, 10 a.m. Oct. 17. A free activity for families. Groups of 10 or more are asked to register by calling 913-715-2552.


• Family Fun Day, 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 20. Families are invited to make crafts and tour KidScape! free.

• General meeting, 7 p.m. Nov. 8. Kerry Altenbernd, a historic re-enactor, will portray John Brown.

• Pancake breakfast, 8-11 a.m. Nov. 3.

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After 100 years, resident still looking on bright side By Rob Roberts

Ask Bill Hansen how he made it to 100 in such good shape and, without missing a beat, he’ll tell you, “Beats the hell out of me.” But that’s just the salty style of the Shawnee Hills Senior Living resident, who will hit the century mark on Oct. 22. His substance, which manifests itself in his positive outlook on life, may be the real secret behind Hansen’s longevity. “He is a joy to be around, and he constantly inspires both staff and residents on how to live your life to the fullest,” said Angie Johnson, director of fun at the retirement center. “He gives lunchtime serenades to lucky ladies and hugs to staff members to remind them how much they are appreciated. And he lives by a couple of simple rules: ‘Don’t sweat the small stuff’ and ‘Everything in moderation.’” Everything but jokes, that is. Over 100 years, he’s stored away one for every occasion. So when the subject of health and doctors came up during an interview, he quipped, “Old doctors never die, they just lose their patients.” “I’ve had two hip replacements on my left side,” Hansen said on a more serious note. “Other than that, I’m what the doctors would call disgustingly healthy.” Of course, he failed to mention he is legally blind due to macular degeneration. And when a daughter-in-law brought up the fact, Hansen added, on a positive note, that he can still read thanks to some equipment that illuminates and magnifies the written word. “It’s kind of a chore, but I get by with it,” he said. Hansen can also still make out the ladies around him, which brought to mind another of his aphorisms, this one an original, he claimed. “A woman is as old as she looks, and a man is old when he quits looking,” Hansen said. It was clear from the conversation, however, that one woman in particular will always be the apple of his eye: his wife, Muriel. They had been married 62 years when she died on Jan. 14, 2004, from cancer that the couple had fought “for 14 years, two months and 20 days,” Hansen said. He could have packed it in after that, pining for the good old days for the rest of his long life. But sadness and living in the past both seem like foreign concepts to Hansen. “The good old days,” he said, “are right now — power steering, power brakes, jet airplanes, air conditioning, color TV. Progress is the most important thing. But man doesn’t do it by himself. You have to have faith in something.” Old-fashioned values like faith and work ethic were instilled in Hansen on his parents’ farm near Edna, a wide place in the road in southeast Kansas. “We lived within a half-mile of Oklahoma, where bootleggers were so numerous in the ’30s they had to wear badges so they wouldn’t waste time trying to sell each other,” he joked.

Helping out with the crops, the hogs and milk cows translated into 14 hour work days for Hansen, curing him of any ambition to follow in his parents’ farming footsteps as an adult. “In those days, it took a lot of money to get started in farming,” Hansen said. “Today, you’ve got to have a fortune. And if you’ve got a fortune, what the hell do you need with a farm?” One of the best days of his life, he said, was when he left the farm in 1939 to go to work for a Phillips oil refinery in Kansas City, Kan.’s Fairfax District. “Can you believe I shocked corn for my brother when I was 18 for 50 cents a day?” he said. “I went to work at the refinery for 50 cents an hour. ... After six or seven years, I got up to $1.22. Then the damn union came in and absolutely ruined it.” Before that, however, Hansen struck it rich in the romance department. Sitting on the porch of his boarding house after work, he noticed a pretty girl getting off the bus down the street every day. And when he described her to a friend, he learned her name: Muriel Joyce Holmgren. “Her brother and I are great friends,” the friend told him. “Would you like to meet her?” Hansen said “sure,” and two years later they were married. Shortly thereafter, Hansen bought a new house for his growing family in Kansas City, Mo. And in 1949, the Hansens moved to 18 acres in Basehor, where he bought a grocery store in 1964. His three sons helped with the grocery. But after each had gone away to the Army or college, Hansen decided he didn’t want to hire help “because they’d steal me blind.” So after owning the store four years, he sold it back to the original owner and went to work for Farmland Industries. After retiring in 1977, Hansen and his wife began spending winters on property they purchased in McCallum, Texas, then spent three years in a rented condo on Padre Island. By then, Hansen’s aspiration was to live to the end of the century, when he would turn 88. “Now, I’m 12 years past that,” said Hansen, who gives some of the credit to the fact that he gave up smoking when he was 33. He’d contracted German measles, which made his Lucky Strikes taste awful, he said. “So I decided, ‘This is my golden opportunity to quit,’” Hansen said, reminding himself of a song. “Smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette,” he sang, belting out his favorite verse of a Hank Williams classic. On Oct. 22, Hansen will be on the receiving end of “Happy Birthday” serenades from fellow Shawnee Hills residents, friends and a family that includes four grandchildren and four great-grandkids. Asked if he had any advice for younger people, which includes just about everyone on the planet, Hansen thought for a moment, then offered this: “If it’s possible, get an education, and then do something with it.”

BILL HANSEN, a resident of Shawnee Hills Senior Living, tells his story and a few jokes during an interview on the eve of his 100th birthday. Rob Roberts/Staff

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QUOTEWORTHY You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C.S.Lewis




An armchair traveler I’m starting to get a touch of the wanderlust again. We’ve been home since July, and of course it’s always nice to return to familiar routines and settle into your favorite armchair. But for me there comes a time when I’m ready to be off again. Unfortunately, our next trip won’t JOHN BEAL be until the spring. We’ve spent the last two Christmases away from home, so we decided some time ago that we’d stay home for Christmas this year. In the meantime, we’re planning our next great adventure, to visit my wife’s father’s ancestral homeland, France. Arrangements are, at this point, still fluid. My wife’s father’s family came over from France in the 1800s, and we’re trying to see if we can’t find some of those who stayed. Thus far, we think there may be a cousin in Besancon, but we’re still trying to confirm this — and, to see if there are others, as well. Once we’re able to establish contact, then we’ll be able to plan our itinerary.

In many respects, I get almost as much pleasure from planning a trip like this as I do from the trip itself. I sit at my computer desk and surround myself with all the trappings — maps, brochures, guidebooks and the lot. I’ll search the Internet for information on hotels or train schedules. We’ll try to line up as much as possible in advance. By that I mean hotels, rail passes, car rentals and maybe a few museum reservations. Despite all the planning, I always find it helps to build a considerable amount of flexibility into the schedule. At some point, I figure we’ll want to simply sit at a cafe and linger over a cafe au lait or something. Also I’ll want to brush up on my French. I traveled in France many years ago, and the French seemed to appreciate it when I made the attempt to communicate in their language. But, for now, I’ll spread out the map and try to put together an itinerary. Let’s see, if we spend two nights here, then we can use the extra day to ...

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What do you plan to dish out to trick-ortreaters this Halloween?

“Peanut free goodies are my go-to favorites. I’m handing out the giant Pixy Stix this year.” Angela Jeppesen Shawnee

“The apartment complex where I live usually has a party for the kids. So I haven’t seen a young one come around in years.” Ray Erlichman Shawnee

“Popcorn and fruit rollups, but most importantly, a friendly reception for the little goblins and an enthusiastic appreciation for their costumes.” Michael Sanders Shawnee

LETTERS School finance facts To the editor, You reported in your Oct. 10 article about the 18th District Kansas House race that my opponent, former Democrat State Representative Milack Talia, said: “The Kansas Legislative Research Department has confirmed that in 2011, the Legislature made the largest cut off the base state aid per pupil in Kansas history.” How disingenuous and misleading! The “2011” cuts in education Mr. Talia refers to were contained in the FY 2011 (July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011) bud-

get for the 2010-2011 school year. The vote on this budget occurred in 2010, when Mr. Talia, not I, served in the Kansas House, and Democrat Mark Parkinson, not Sam Brownback, was governor. In fact, it was Mr. Talia, not I, who voted for these cuts in per-pupil spending that he now complains of, as part of the FY 2011 budget. For the record, the FY 2009 budget, which funded the 2008-2009 school year, provided base state aid per pupil of $4,400. The FY 2010 budget, funding the 2009-2010 school year, voted for by Mr. Talia during the first year

of his term, and approved by the Parkinson administration, cut base state aid per pupil to $4,012. And the FY 2011 budget, funding the 2010-2011 school year, voted for by Mr. Talia during the second year of his term, and approved by Governor Parkinson, reduced base state aid per-pupil again, to $3,937. If my math is right, and it is, that’s a drop of $463 dollars in base state aid per pupil voted on and approved by Mr. Talia during his two years in the House. By contrast, Gov. Brownback’s first budget, for the 2012 fiscal year, funding the 2011-2012 school year, reduced

base state aid per pupil by only $157, far less than the $463 in cuts engineered by the Parkinson administration with the approval and votes of Mr. Talia. And in any event, I voted against the FY 2012 budget. And this year, I voted for and we approved and passed a FY 2013 budget containing funding for the current school year which restored $40 million to base state aid per pupil, resulting in total per pupil spending this year of $12,656, only $4 less than its all time high in the 2008-2009 school year. John J. Rubin


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Judgement House to take crowds through heaven, hell By Rob Roberts

Halloween’s centurieslong focus on death and the hereafter has given risen to a modern Christian tradition — the Judgement House — now marking its fourth year at the First Baptist Church of Shawnee. The first Judgement House was created in 1983 by an Alabama youth pastor looking for a Christian alternative to haunted houses. Since then, Judgement House has grown into a nonprofit organization that provides scripts for other churches wishing to stage what the Rev. Bob Hartmann, pastor at the First Baptist Church of Shawnee, describes as “a walk-through drama presenting our choices as human beings concerning eternity.” According to the organization’s website, more than 6 million people have participated in Judgement House presentations at churches in 35 states and 10 foreign countries and about 600,000 of those have made first-time professions of faith. Larry Crosley, director for this year’s seven-scene drama at First Baptist Church of Shawnee, said its previous Judgement House presentations have each attracted about 1,000 visitors. “And there have been a number of people who have come to know the Lord because of it,” Crosley said. “It’s very intense.” Parents of small children are advised that “the hell scene may not be for them” because it’s so dark and scary, Hartmann said. But no, he added, anticipating a question he’s often asked, the idea isn’t to use fire and brimstone to scare people into a relationship with Jesus Christ. The idea is to address gospel lessons in a visual way. “I can preach about heaven. I can preach about hell. I can preach about judgment,” the pastor said. “But it’s just something about that visual element that helps us to have a little better understanding.” Hartmann said he came to realize how visually oriented young people are 10 years ago, when he was in-

SHOWTIMES ”59 Minutes,” this year’s Judgement House presentation at First Baptist Church of Shawnee, 11400 Johnson Drive, can be viewed at the following times: • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 • 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 • 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 28 • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 Groups will begin the seven-scene walk-through every 15 minutes. A $3 per person donation will be requested.

volved in a Judgement House program as part of the clergy at the Sharon Baptist Church in Wichita. Judgement House presentations were initially geared toward young audiences, he added. But due to the age diversity of the actors and the real-life situations they depict, “they touch everyone,” Hartmann said. The script chosen by First Baptist Church of Shawnee this year is titled “59 Minutes” because it involves the final 59 minutes in the lives of a husband and father who dies from an unexpected heart attack and three teenagers killed by gunfire during a convenience store robbery attempt. The deaths will be depicted during one “split scene,” which will be followed by scenes depicting their judgement, hell and heaven. “We do have a hell scene; Jesus talked a lot about eternal judgement,” Hartmann said. “But we really try to emphasize the heaven scene, the glory of heaven and God’s presence.” According to Hartmann, the production requires weeks of preparation and involves about 150 young and adult church members in acting, tour guide, security and other roles. “It’s kind of an intergenerational thing,” said Hartmann, who added that the Judgement House participants often end up revising their judgements of one another in the process. “Our seniors come to realize, ‘Hey, we have some quality young people,’” he explained, while younger participants find out that “those grey-haired people are pretty cool.”


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Candidates for state board of education agree on evolution, disagree on state funding levels for public schools By Melissa Treolo

Two area candidates vying for the Kansas State Board of Education District 2 seat both have strong backgrounds in education. Cindy Neighbor, Democrat, and Steve Roberts, Republican, agreed that they would not support any current proposals for a voucher system whereby the state Steve Roberts or taxpayers would fund students’ attendance at private or parochial schools. They also agreed that evolution should be taught in schools. Their opinions differed, however, on other major issues facing public education these days, including the matter of state funding for public schools. Neighbor, a Shawnee resident now in her 16th year serving on the Shawnee Mission school board, said she was running for the state board because “this is one of the most critical times in our history to maintain the excellent quality of education in Kansas.” “I believe my background would help me in being prepared and (understanding) what the responsibilities of

the state board entail,” Neighbor said in a questionnaire prepared by The Dispatch. Roberts, who lives in Overland Park and has been a math and science teacher for about 20 years, lost his bid for a seat on the board in 2008 as an independent candidate. He said he switched parties in 2009 after finding the GOP to be “closer to my values.” He’s running again, he said, “to fix some of the fundamental flaws Cindy Neighbor that have nagged education for decades.” Some of those flaws, he said, include how teacher evaluations are handled — he believes an evaluation system of “checks and balances” should take the place of tenure — and that legislators are too involved in the education process and are “too willing to pass laws to fix every problem.” “The more we manage our schools locally, the more services we can provide to poor families,” Roberts said. If elected, Neighbor said, her main priorities would be helping to develop new multi-state science standards — they revolve around the evolution theory — “in a very conscientious

manner,” as well as the Common Core standards, a new approach to learning in Kansas public schools that went into effect this school year. “These standards will require the partnership of administrators, teachers and other resources in order to have successful programs,” Neighbor said. Roberts said one of his first orders of business would be to gauge “the individual hopes and dreams” of the other board members. Working together, he said, “was critically important to being an effective board member.” The two disagreed on state funding, with Neighbor saying the current funding level was inadequate to support public education, especially with the increase in enrollment in schools. She allowed that more money was being funneled into specific areas, such as special education and the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. “But they’re not putting more money into education” as a whole, she said. Roberts argued that actually, “we are spending a lot of money on schooling,” given that the lion’s share of the state budget goes to support public education. On the issue of assessment test scores, which statewide have dropped for the first time in more than 10 years, Neighbor said the lack of state fund-

ing was to blame. Additional math and reading support, as well as smaller class sizes, she said, could go a long way toward bringing test scores back up, but “all of these solutions require more funding to pay the needed staff for these services.” Roberts said too much emphasis was placed on test scores to begin with. “We are going to save a lot more kids — born and unborn — with love than we ever will with legislation,” he said. He also disagreed with separating students into race or income categories, which is done for testing purposes during state assessments. He called the practice “a hindrance to having a colorblind society.” “We have to quit labeling schools as ‘mostly minority’ or ‘mostly poor,’” Roberts said. “We’re killing our poorer citizens, particularly in urban areas, with legalized labels for marginalization.” Neighbor said her past experience, which also includes 13 years on Shawnee Mission’s advisory board, would allow her to “hit the ground running rather than be brought up to speed.” Roberts said, as someone who has experience teaching in public, private and parochial schools, he was “in a unique position” to be able to fully address the current educational challenges.


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17th District candidates voice economic development views By Rob Roberts

In the three-way race for the 17th District seat in the Kansas House, the candidates have differing views on how to develop the state economy and create jobs. Brett Hildabrand, a Shawnee Republican, believes the road to economic development must be paved with lower taxes. And he’ll get no argument there from Michael Brett Hildabrand Kerner, a Lenexa Libertarian seeking the seat. But Larry Meeker, a Lake Quivira independent, said the state should look to the economic development model established by Johnson Michael Kerner County, where businesses have been attracted by exceptional schools and services, not tax-cutting “experiments” that threaten to erode quality of life. Hildabrand, the Larry Meeker closest thing to an incumbent in the race, was elected state representative for the 23rd District in 2010, while living in Merriam. But during legislative redistricting this year, he was drawn out of his district and decided to move to a Shawnee apartment in the newly configured 17th District. It includes Lake Quivira and parts of Shawnee and Lenexa. A conservative Republican, Hildabrand believes the best way to grow the economy and create badly needed jobs is to lower the tax burden on businesses. Thus, he voted last session for a dramatic tax cut plan that called for lower marginal income tax rates and elimination of taxes on nonwage income. According to the Kansas Legislative Research Department, those cuts will leave revenue shortfalls, widening to $2.4 billion by 2018, for state government to backfill. If he is elected, Hildabrand said, he will seek additional revenue through elimination of several of the tax credits, deductions and exemptions that Gov. Sam Brownback had proposed eliminating last session to help pay for the tax cuts. But until the economy stabilizes, Hildabrand said, he would not favor elimination of the state mortgage interest deduction or earned income tax credit for the working poor. Hildabrand said the added jobs and consumer spending generated by the income tax cuts also will help fill the projected revenue gap. And so will the reduction in state spending he would support, he said.

“The average voter knows they’ve had to cut back,” Hildabrand said. “They want to know why the government isn’t being held to the same standard.” Kerner, a transplanted New Yorker who has run for the Kansas Legislature several times, said his top priority, if elected, will be “cutting government spending, a lot” because the taxes required to maintain current spending levels “are discouraging new business and severely hurting our people.” Like the conservative Republicans, Kerner said his goal is to march on toward total elimination of the state income tax, “which is the most devastating to the economy as far as discouraging growth and investment.” Kerner said studies of income taxation on the federal level have proven that government revenue diminishes as rates exceed a certain point. “Once you pass 28 percent, people stop doing things, they stop investing, they stop working,” Kerner said. “We’re already taking 35 percent, and they want to go to 40 percent. They say, ‘We need the extra money.’ Well, you’re not going to get more money; you’re going to get less.” Meeker, a former mayor of Lake Quivira, planned to run as a Democrat for the 17th District seat but was forced to run as an independent after the Kansas Secretary of State’s office claimed his filing paperwork was never received. According to Meeker, he had responded to the Democratic Party’s request that he run for the Legislature because of the civic and economic development background he brings to the table. A former vice president for the 10th Federal Reserve District, Meeker currently leads an economic development program at Western New Mexico University. Thus, Meeker said, he is concerned with the current tax-slashing approach to economic development being pursued by conservative Republicans in Kansas. “In economic development, you don’t bet the farm on one play,” Meeker said, “and that’s really what the state has done.” The idea is that slashing business taxes and lowering the upper income tax brackets is going to translate into a business recruitment bonanza and great riches for the state, Meeker said. “But would you move your business to a state that’s having, in its own words, a tax experiment?” Meeker asked. “Well, what happens if it doesn’t work? Does that mean you’ll have to pay the taxes after all and you’ve moved for no good reason?” If he is elected, Meeker said, he would work to restore some of the income tax cuts. Instead of offering across-the-board tax cuts and incentives, he added, he would go after new business through targeted measures, such as the investments that have Please see 17TH DISTRICT, page 10

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been made in biotechnology jobs by the Kansas Bioscience Authority. According to Meeker, businesses, more than anything, want to locate in states that offer the quality of life necessary to attract top talent to their workforces. “This great experiment clearly flies in the face of what we’ve been able to do in Johnson County,” Meeker said. “The only way to make up for the shortfalls it will create will be to cut dramatically into education, transportation and other services the state offers.” Hildabrand said he believes both quality of life and affordable taxes are key to economic development. “We will maintain our quality of life by attracting business through our tax code,” he said. “Other states, like Tennessee and Texas, have done similar things and have seen growth and business and expansion. So to say we are venturing into new territory with no background is completely false.” Hildabrand didn’t rule out shortterm cuts to state education spending as a result of the tax cuts. “But at

the moment, I don’t perceive that,” he said. “To me, cuts to education would be a last resort.” Hildabrand added that local school district challenges could, in large part, be addressed through a new state school finance formula that reduces the percentage of Johnson Countygenerated tax dollars being exported to schools across Kansas. Meeker, meanwhile, believes “we must walk back the recent tax cuts to adequately fund school.” According to Kerner, “there is no way, in a government-run school system, to judge what is adequate funding.” “They will always spend whatever they get and then ask for more,” he said. “You can only know the correct price of education when there is competition.” Therefore, Kerner favors the Kansas Education Liberty Act, which would allow Kansans to designate a significant portion of their state income taxes for investment in scholarship funds that would allow students to get out of public schools and into competitive private schools. “Our public education system is a total failure,” Kerner said. “We are generating people who don’t even understand what’s going on, who are civilly illiterate.”


THESE ST. JAMES ACADEMY students recently were recognized for being Kansas Honors students. The Kansas Honors Program, developed by the Kansas University Alumni Association, recognizes high school seniors across the state who are in the top 10 percent of their class. Pictured from left to right in the back row are Brian Buechler, Austin Petz, Kelly Cosgrove, Hannah Sanchez, Emily Abraham, Lindsay Chandler, Anna Pyle, Michelle Dorsey and Eric Zheng. Seated in the front are Cole Feldman, William Englander and Connor Hosty. FIRST LADY of Kansas, Mary Brownback, paid a visit Oct. 4 to Broken Arrow Elementary to read to students for Read for the Record, a national early childhood education awareness campaign. Brownback read the selected Read for the Record book, “Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad,” by David Soman and Jacky Davis.

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Offal gets gourmet treatment at trendy eateries By Sara Shepherd

In the basement prep kitchen at Lawrence’s 715 restaurant, Michael Beard is carefully wrapping a stickylooking web of white tissue around a palm-size lump of meat. He pins the wrapping closed with a toothpick and a laurel leaf, slides his creation in the oven, then plates the finished product atop a bed of sweet caramelized onions. Add a glass of Sangiovese and — voila! — caul fat and pork liver have just become a gourmet treat. Animal brains, glands, tails, intestines, feet and other organs are nothing new at many ethnic eateries. But the oft-spurned meat parts known as offal have made their way into some of the area’s hippest mainstream restaurants, where chefs say foodies and more timid diners alike seem to be nibbling. Beard, executive chef and owner at 715, 715 Mass., plans to serve his fegalo appetizer — an Italian-style liver sausage encased in fatty membrane surrounding the heart and other organs — as a weekend special this fall. In addition to the fried chicken livers on 715’s regular dinner menu, diners might also have the option of stewed beef, pork or lamb heart paprikash, or seared testicles with aioli and pickled peppers. “I’m really surprised how fast we sell the testicles,” Beard said. “We sell them out in a weekend — it’s crazy.” A few blocks away at Pachamamas, 800 N.H., chef Ken Baker’s fall menu includes Rice Crisped Sweetbreads — veal glands, such as the pancreas and thalamus — with cauliflower brandade and candied apple-chili pickles. Offal dishes have popped up on seasonal menus at Pachamamas, a longstanding Lawrence restaurant, for

years, general manager Richard Garcia said. For the most part, Garcia said, his customers don’t seem turned-off by items such as trotters and foie gras. “Maybe it’s proliferation from television food programs, or maybe people are more curious these days about other parts of the animal,” Garcia said. “I think nose-to-tail eating — in a really good way — is becoming kind of hip.”

On the menu At the Rieger Hotel Grill and Exchange, 1924 Main St. in Kansas City, Mo., owner and chef Howard Hanna said one of his most popular dishes is a “play on French onion soup,” topped with fried pig skin instead of a crouton. The Rieger’s fall menu, rolling out this month, will feature biscuits with rabbit-heart, -liver and -kidney gravy as well as pork cheek pie in a savory crust. Hanna also plans to serve an “oldschool” dish called “Butcher’s Treat” — his version, at least, calls for poached veal brains, chopped and dusted with flour, then sauteed until crispy and brown and served with scrambled eggs over toast. The dish is a throwback to one served in early England, France and even the United States, Hanna said. Small restaurants made it for butchers who needed a hardy meal and a beer when their shifts ended at dawn. “It was a cut that was tough to sell but really delicious,” Hanna said of the brains. “So it was something that the butchers kept for themselves.” Port Fonda chef and owner Patrick Ryan said Tacos de Lengua (Spanish for tongue) is among best-selling dishes at his restaurant, 4141 Pennsylvania Ave. in Kansas City, Mo. The modern Mexican hot spot also serves menudo, a spicy soup with beef tripe, and moronga, a pig’s blood sausage.

“Some people are just a little weirded out by it,” Ryan said of the sausage, a traditional Latin American item he puts his own spin on by mixing with cheese and stuffing into poblano peppers. But apparently not everyone, he said, because “every single weekend we sell out.” Tongue tacos, menudo and other offal dishes aren’t unusual at momand-pop Mexican restaurants, though Ryan said Port Fonda aims to make them approachable for an “American audience.” “A lot of people that are really into food love the fact that they serve that stuff,” he said. “We just kind of wanted to do it and make it a little more mainstream.”

Prepping and pairing Expert preparation can help take the edge off meat cuts infamous for being tough, gamey or just plain strange. “You can’t just serve something and have it on your menu because it sounds cool,” said Beard, of 715. “You want people to actually try it and like it, and want to try it again.” Beard butchers his own pigs, goats and lambs and knows the flavor nuances of each animal’s liver — pork is fuller-flavored, for example, while lamb is more delicate. Over-cooking liver concentrates the flavors, which isn’t necessarily good in an already pungent meat, Beard said. Cooking organ meat with bold spices or pairing it with sweetness such as caramelized onions, port sauce or a fruit-forward Italian wine also helps take the edge off. At the Rieger, preparing sweetbreads is a three-day process of brining, poaching, peeling, pressing to extract excess blood, flouring, sauteeing and “basting like crazy,” Hanna said. Port Fonda brines beef tongue five days to reach the melt-in-your-mouth pot roast consistency of its Tacos de

Lengua, Ryan said. Spicy salsa and fresh onion, cilantro and lime juice — and maybe a cold, spicy michelada to drink — complete the package.

Far-flung influences Beard, a southern Oklahoma native, remembers his grandmother buying him chicken gizzards for after-school treats. His offal fandom — and comfort cooking it — grew while attending culinary school in Italy. Hanna is a Manhattan native whose Samoan mother followed tradition by playing host to a pig roast on his 1st birthday; the adults enjoy the pig and toss an ear to the teething toddler. “I had my first pig ear at age 1, and I pretty much never looked back,” he said. Hanna cooked in Lawrence briefly before heading to culinary school in New York City and on to cooking stints in France and Italy. He came to appreciate the waste-not approach many other cultures embrace when it comes to meat. At the Rieger, Hanna said his offal customers seem to be those who tried similar dishes while traveling abroad, a few whose friends convinced them to try something new, and generations whose parents or grandparents used to cook the “forgotten” cuts. “It’s edgy and cool, and that attracts a certain clientele,” Hanna said. “But it’s also a tradition that I think resonates with older people.” Hanna would like to see the trend catch on with larger or chain restaurants — but not treated as freakish. “I kind of hate it when it’s approached as ... shock-value kind of stuff,” Hanna said. “People are seeing this stuff as really legitimate, traditional foods that are coming back.” — Lawrence Journal-World features reporter Sara Shepherd can be reached at 785-832-7187. Follow her at



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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gentlemen, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s go wash our hands.â&#x20AC;? And with that directive given by special education teacher Stacey Smith, a group of students in the work skills class at Trailridge Middle School begin their day. The pre-vocational program, which is held the first hour every school day, teaches special education students simple work skills in preparation for the vocational programs offered to them at high schools in the Shawnee Mission school district, Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The goal behind it was youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working on being on time, attitude and performance,â&#x20AC;? she said. Smith developed the program last school year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; her first teaching in the district â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with the help of Kelly Chapman, the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s transition services specialist, and Jo Sullins, Trailridge cafeteria manager. Smith said she asked Sullins â&#x20AC;&#x153;what opportunities she would have for us, if any, and it was her suggestion to do the coolers, and it went from there.â&#x20AC;? Every morning, the class of eight helps to stock the four drink coolers and the chip racks in the cafeteria kitchen. Students also take any packaging left over to the trash and recycling bins outside. If they show up to class on time and the work is done well and with a good attitude, the students receive three punches for the day on their â&#x20AC;&#x153;time cards.â&#x20AC;? Fifteen total punches results in a â&#x20AC;&#x153;payday,â&#x20AC;? when the students get to choose one drink and one snack from the cafeteria for themselves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They actually love the job. They hate that they lose a punch. The goal is that they want the payday,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They own their own work, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re proud of it.â&#x20AC;? Friday morning, the four students who had been encouraged to wash their hands before work walked into the kitchen to join the other four students already stocking coolers. The

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SMNW BOYS WIN LEAGUE Clayton Henderson and Kirk Bado led the SM Northwest boys cross-country team to a first-place finish in Monday’s Sunflower League championship run in Lawrence. Page 19.




In short: Kendall’s back Senior rusher leads charge in 43-0 victory By Stephen Montemayor

KANSAS CITY, KAN. — For the first time in more than a month, Mill Valley’s senior running back looked spent. He spoke in short, matter-of-fact terms, gulps of air punctuating sentences. Kendall Short is back. Short carried 18 times for 107 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Jaguars (6-1) to a 43-0 victory on Friday against Schlagle (4-3) to begin district play. “I’m feeling great,” Short said. “It was a good game all around and we played like a team.” It was Short’s heaviest workload since sustaining an injury against Turner on Sept. 7. In recent weeks, coach Joel Applebee has eased Short back into the lineup. A few looks in the slot one week, nine carries the next. But on Friday, it was back to the grind. And just in time. “We need that out of Kendall,” Applebee said. “We’ve got to have that each week from here on out. He’s a special kid.” It’s not that the Jaguars’ offense took a hit in Short’s absence. Senior quarterback Skyler Windmiller has always been comfortable airing it out. He has led Mill Valley to six consecutive victories, attempting more than 21 passes per game with 27 total touchdowns, including a nine-yard pass to senior L.J. Hatch at the start of the second

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MVHS JUNIOR C.J. MEEKS won Thursday’s KVL cross-country meet in Bonner Springs.


Jags dominate KVL meet By Stephen Montemayor

enough time to throw. Each week Applebee has been given the task of sifting through tape of blowout victories seeking nits to pick. This week, pass protection sits atop the list. When speaking on the need to improve as a team, Applebee can sense the possibility of disbelief.

BONNER SPRINGS — Mill Valley swept the Kaw Valley League cross-country meet Thursday at Wyandotte County Park in Bonner Springs, as junior C.J. Meeks won the boys race and all 14 Jaguars runners medaled. Seven Jaguars boys runners captured top 10 spots, led by Meeks (16:55) and his brother, freshman Derek Meeks (17:05) in third place. That C.J. Meeks won was a bit of a surprise even to his coach, Mark Chipman, although Mill Valley’s domination of the head of the pack seems to present an opportunity for a new win-

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MVHS SENIOR KENDALL SHORT carried 18 times for 107 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Jaguars to a 43-0 victory against Schlagle to begin district play on Friday. quarter on Friday. But with two more games of district play remaining, and an uptick in competition awaiting beyond, Applebee is none too happy to have Short back. “We need to be balanced to be good,” Applebee said. The Jaguars’ offensive line did a better job paving the way for Short on Friday than it did giving Windmiller


Cougars, Indians get tuneup for state at league meet By Angelique McNaughton Special to The Dispatch

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SM NORTH SENIOR JEN LANMAN placed 10th in all-around competition on Saturday at the Sunflower League gymnastics meet at SM East, one week before state competition.

PRAIRIE VILLAGE — Both Shawnee Mission Northwest and Shawnee Mission North gymnasts had the opportunity to gauge their competition a week ahead of the state championship meet on Saturday during the Sunflower League championship meet. SM Northwest totaled 99.85 points for fourth place, a mere 0.6 points behind SM West, at the 11-school meet held at Shawnee Mission East. Competing mostly on the opposite side of

the gym, the Indians placed 10th overall with 91.5 points. Lawrence Free State took home first place with a combined score of 104.575, with Olathe East putting up 103.775 for second place. SM West edged the Cougars out of a top-three overall finish, only three days after the Cougars placed second overall at SM Northwest’s home Cougar Classic meet. “We looked better than what I expected,” SM Northwest coach Cindy Please see GYMNASTICS, page 16


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“Honestly we do,” he says at the end of the statement. “Tomorrow we’re going to look at film and get better from this.” The Jaguars will have to shore up their pass protection while senior Coleman McCann remains week-toweek after an injury sustained at Tonganoxie on Sept. 21. Applebee stopped short of saying McCann was done for the season, saying instead that his readiness is being evaluated each week. Junior Adam Swearingen, one of the key cogs on the line in McCann’s absence, will also be monitored this week. Swearingen went down in the fourth quarter with a leg injury, but Applebee said he expected Swearingen to be ready for next week’s game against Washington. Still, the Jaguars have been able to plug in backups and shift the makeup of its line to counter the spate of injuries it’s seen all year. “I have to give it all to the o-line,” Short said. “They blocked their butts off. It’s good to score, but its also better to share with your o-line.” On Friday, both sides struggled to move the chains in the first quarter, with Mill Valley taking a 2-0 lead in

the final moments of the quarter after Schlagle snapped the ball over its punter’s head for the safety. It took just six seconds into the second quarter for senior Staton Rebeck to run in a nine-yard touchdown and set in motion Mill Valley’s making up for lost time in the opening frame. Alongside Short, Hatch was perhaps Mill Valley’s most potent weapon. Windmiller found Hatch for four receptions for 65 yards and a score, and the senior also ran back the opening kickoff of the second half for an 85yard touchdown, putting to rest any possibility that this would be a contest. “Our special teams have been outstanding this year, and they just did it again tonight,” Applebee said. That’s to say nothing of the Jaguars’ defense, led by junior Micah Clarke, who picked up a crucial first-half sack against Schlagle quarterback Marvel Wheeler, and junior T.J. Midiros, who hauled in an interception late in the game and also recovered a first-half fumble. When time ran out Friday, Applebee sent the Jaguars off to the bus shortly after shaking hands with their opponents. It was time to go home, and to rise early in preparation for the next round of district play. “We’ve got Washington now,” he said of Friday’s 7 p.m. senior night game. “Biggest game of the year.”

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going into their final meet. “Talking to one of the seniors, I said, ‘If not now, then when?’” he said. “I don’t want them to say ‘what if …’ or ‘if CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 only I would have done this better or that better.’” Beason said on Sunday. “Overall, skillLundblad said the Indians’ lack of wise, I think we are making improve- depth — and the experience and confiments and I look to see even more im- dence that come with it — contributes provements by next Saturday.” to the team’s placing. Grace Gregory, an SM Northwest “All the girls, and not just these girls, junior, yielded a third-place finish af- all the gymnasts doubt themselves and ter a solid performance on the balance they don’t have the confidence,” he beam with a score of 8.55. Gregory also said. led her team in the all-around compeWith a mostly freshman squad, Luntition, placing ninth. dblad is hoping to finish in the top “Grace was very good, considering eight at the competition. she had a fall (on the balance beam), Senior Jen Lanman secured 10th and had she not fallen she would have place in the all-around competition placed first,” Beason said. behind SM Northwest’s Gregory, with Teammate Mallory Wilhite, who 33.375. Lanman also wound up in a won the floor routine last week, placed three-way tie for second on the vault eighth in the same event on Saturday led by a 9.25. with an 8.8. Fellow senior Elaina Zinn said she Senior Caitlin Chen struggled in felt like she “struggled with consisthe same event, placing 25th with 8.1. tency” in her events. Zinn didn’t place Toward the end of her routine, the within the top 10 in either the vault or 17-year-old gymnast began to grimace the uneven bars, scoring 7.1 and 8.3, reand fight back spectively. I like going into state in tears. “I think I have A dislocated fourth position. (We) can be the the skills, I just shoulder sus- dark horse that might sneak in need to work on tained during the and surprise someone.” improving them state competition and the techlast year came — Cindy Beason, SMNW gymnastics coach nique,” Zinn said. back to haunt “I wasn’t as conChen during sistent (on Satwarmups and has urday) and have hindered her final season as a Cougar. new skills in there and I’m excited to “It hasn’t been as great of a year as I show them off next week.” was hoping it could have been,” Chen Natalya Freeman received her best said. score (8.0) in the vault to finish 32nd Looking ahead to Saturday’s state in the all-around competition with championships, Chen said she wants 26.75. to be satisfied with her routine and Lundblad said his team basically maybe even nab a first-place medal. needs to work on the essential funda“I want to be able to be happy with mentals in gymnastics. what I’ve done,” Chen said. “But it “We need to work on form, and on would be really nice to place top three the beam we had too many falls,” he in the floor. Last year I had a really said. “You just need to have three solid good chance of it and it all crumbled; scores.” to come back and reclaim that would All but two of the teams that will be great.” be competing at this Saturday’s state Chen has been with the Cougars meet at Lawrence High School were at since her freshman year and said the the Sunflower League meet. short season’s been somewhat of “an Beason said ultimately she’s comemotional ride” for her, one of seven fortable with the Cougars’ perforseniors graduating in May. mance over the weekend. “It’s super exciting and super sad,” “I like going into state in fourth poshe said. “It’s putting it all out there.” sition,“ Bleason said. “(We) can be the SM North coach Chuck Lundblad dark horse that might sneak in and had similar advice for his two seniors surprise someone.”

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After state, SMNW’s Gordon focuses on playing in college answer for. Olathe East went on to place fifth. “We were the better hitters, but they PRAIRIE VILLAGE — There was a point played well against us,” Cougars coach this weekend when Shawnee Mission Ken Clow said. “That was frustrating.” Northwest’s doubles team of Claire They lost their next match against Gordon and Colleen Freeman didn’t Blue Valley North, 9-0, followed by a know if they had anything left. defeat against Washburn Rural, 9-7, They won their first match against which put SM Northwest 13th at state. Topeka in a tiebreaker —6-2, 6-7 (10Gordon was the only senior at state 5) — and then lost to the No. 1 seed for the Cougars. Freeman, meanwhile, from Blue Valley is a freshman, and I have one of my best partNorthwest, 6-4, both Benjamin 6-2, despite a solid ners and we just have fun out and Rebori are juthere. I couldn’t ask for anything niors. performance. They then had more.” The juniors to face off against will reprise their their SM North- — SMNW senior Claire Gordon on her No. 1 dourole as doubles west counterparts, bles partner, freshman Colleen Freeman partners next Lauren Benjamin year, but Clow and Amanda Rehas yet to decide bori, and won, 9-4. if he wants to find The day had Freeman a parttaken a toll, and Gordon couldn’t ex- ner or move her to singles. plain how they won the next match. It Gordon, one of two varsity seniors was against a Maize team who placed leaving, wants to play tennis in colninth at state last year, and SM North- lege, so she is waiting to see who west came away with a 9-8 (7-3) vic- contacts her. She hasn’t decided on tory. a school yet; that wasn’t on her mind “I never know how we win,” she this weekend. said. “We just do it.” The results this weekend were more On Sunday, after matches were than the team expected coming into postponed at Harmon Park because the season, making it a good experiof inclement weather, Olathe East ence overall. eliminated Gordon and Freeman from “I have one of my best partners, and medal contention with lobs galore we just have fun out there,” she said. “I that the pair didn’t have much of an couldn’t ask for anything more.”

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Wetzel caps Mill Valley career with state appearance Going into the season, no one on the team was betting on going to state, let alone performing well, but there were Mill Valley senior tennis player Sar- plenty of benefits beyond this weekah Wetzel wanted to make it to state end. since she was a freshman. “We hoped it would have gone a Finishing her high school career af- little bit better,” Meyer said, “but we ter finally qualifying was a nice way to didn’t really expect it to, if that makes go out. sense.” Still, she wantWetzel brought She’s only the third singles ed a better result. along sophomore player to make it to state in Mill Wetzel lost her Mikaela McCabe Valley history. So to have somefirst two matches for the trip to body make it kind of sets this at Topeka this share in the exweekend, first standard for girls in the future.” perience, if only to Megan Wong for the comfort of from Andover — MVHS girls tennis coach Alyssa Meyer on senior a familiar face. In Sarah Wetzel Central, 3-6, 1-6. the long run, WetShe lost in the zel’s appearance next round to at state means a Maddie Oxler from Wichita-Bishop lot for this program, and there is plenCarroll in a 3-9 pro set. ty of young talent to aspire to these “She was upset that she didn’t make expectations. it further but excited she was in with “She’s only the third singles player those girls,” coach Alyssa Meyer said. to make it to state in Mill Valley his“There was some amazing play there.” tory. So to have somebody make it Meyer said that the competition kind of sets this standard for girls in was so fierce that everybody from Mill the future. Taking Mikaela, our sophoValley’s region lost in the first round. more, and having her see that, I could Regardless, she said, Wetzel was hap- tell that she was excited to work to try py to be there. to get there herself.” By Corey Thibodeaux

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Cougars blank rival SM North as regular season nears end By Tyler Scott Special to The Dispatch

OVERLAND PARK — Opportunities can never be wasted, and when one team takes advantage, it’s hard for the other to fight back. Shawnee Mission Northwest dominated ball control Thursday and cruised to a 4-0 victory against Shawnee Mission North. SM North (2-12) failed to gain any momentum, and rarely moved the ball past midfield against SM Northwest (6-8-2) except on a couple of chances early in the game. One of their few scoring threats was when junior Mario Garcia crossed a pass to senior Gergely Zatko, which went wide left. Every time the Indians had the ball the Cougars would take it away, suffocating their counterpart’s attack. Indians coach Jim Ricker said his team struggled finding openings and is currently a work in progress. “We kept losing our shape, and we’ve been working on trying to get better angles,” Ricker said. “It’s a lot of learning, and I’m trying to change the whole concept of what we’ve been known to do. We don’t have a speedster on the team or anyone who can outrun anyone else.” SM Northwest senior forward Cody Sliva played passer and shooter, scoring the first goal of the game with 32:08 to play in the first half. Cougars head coach Todd Boren said Sliva is one of his most experienced players. “He’s had two years to build up to this season, and we lean on him quite a bit,” Boren said. “He gives us flexibility up top at the striker spot. And when he plays well, we play well.” SM Northwest led 2-0 at halftime, thanks to a header by sophomore midfielder Cole Nelson off a cross from senior midfielder Galen Gossman with 6:08 to play in the first half. The Cougars also had several free kick opportunities, one turning into a goal after senior defender Tyler Sliva found junior midfielder Evan Miller

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for a 3-0 lead. SM Northwest scored its last goal with six minutes left in the game. Nelson was in a crowd of teammates and defenders in the box and found a hole to put the ball past the goalie. Boren said this was a must-win game after the team fell 1-0 to Shawnee Mission East earlier in the week. With regionals looming, the Cougars know they can’t afford to give in the rest of the season. “We’re not in a position where we can take anybody lightly,” Boren said. “We have to go out and play our game and play our system.” The Cougars finished the regular season with a road match at Lawrence Free State on Tuesday. Visit for results.

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OVERLAND PARK — SM Northwest is starting to look down a dreary road. After starting 1-0, the Cougars (1-6) have lost six straight with Friday’s 34-7 defeat against Shawnee Mission East (6-1) to begin district play. Three straight possessions ending in a punt or turnover proved costly as the Cougars never gained momentum Friday. Quarterback Lucas Karlin was 13-of-17 for 81 yards and an interception for the game. A rushing touchdown from running back Alex Quinn with less than a minute left in the game helped the Cougars avoid a second-straight shutout. SM Northwest’s defense looked good enough early, almost picking off two passes. But Cougars coach Linn Hibbs thought the performance was a disappointment overall. “I can’t take away a whole lot from tonight to be honest,” Hibbs said. “I thought defensively we competed in the first half. They (Lancers) had their second and third unit in there. We were able to get some first-and10s, so it was nice to get some points at the end.” Quinn and Kelby Quint gained the bulk of the Cougars’ yardage against the Lancers. Quinn finished with 51 yards on eight carries, while Quint

had 46 yards on 15 carries. Wide receiver Jake Horner had a decent performance, totaling 75 yards on nine receptions as he was Karlin’s favorite target. Entering this week’s game at SM North (0-7), the Cougars are averaging just 13 points per game. “Offensively, we’re searching,” Hibbs said. Lancers quarterback Jordan Darling struck first on Friday, after SM Northwest gave SM East’s offense another opportunity to move the ball by getting called for a roughing the kicker penalty. Darling was able to find a seam in the middle, scampering for 12 yards. He finished with 255 yards and two touchdowns through the air and a rushing touchdown. As a team, SM East ran for 148 yards and three touchdowns on 38 carries. The Lancers led 14-0 at halftime after SM Northwest was very short on a 52-yard field goal attempt as time expired. Even though the Lancers only scored on two of their first five possessions, it was enough to maintain the lead all night. The Lancers churned out 247 of their 403 total yards and 20 points in the third quarter. By the fourth quarter, the game had already been decided. SM Northwest will meet rival SM North at SM North District Stadium at 7 p.m. on Friday in the second of three district games.


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BRIEFLY SMNW boys win championship at league cross-country meet The Shawnee Mission Northwest boys cross-country team won the Sunflower League championship on Monday at Rim Rock Farm, finishing 43 points ahead of second-place SM West. Clayton Henderson (16:28) and Kirk Bado (16:43) placed first and second, respectively. Connor McDonald added an eighth-place finish with a time of 17:04. SM North’s boys placed fourth overall, led by Ben Burchstead (17:03) and Jason Foster (17:04) in fourth and fifth place. On the girls side, the Cougars placed fourth, followed by the Indians in 10th place. McKenzie Iverson led SM Northwest with a fifth-place finish, and Micki Krzesinski led the Indians in ninth place with a time of 16:28. Both teams will compete in Saturday’s regional meet at Shawnee Mission Park. The girls run begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the boys at 10:30 a.m.

Mill Valley secures best record in school history Against a field heavy on 6A schools, Mill Valley volleyball went 5-1 to place second at the Olathe Northwest tour-

nament and improve to 29-5, the best record in program history. The Jaguars, led by Taylor Cowan and Molly Oshinksi, earned 2-1 victories against Olathe Northwest, Olathe North and Blue Valley Southwest, and they downed Shawnee Mission North and they Shawnee Mission South in two sets. Olathe East handed the Jaguars their only loss on the weekend in two sets (22-25, 21-25). Mill Valley traveled to Piper on Tuesday for its final league match of the season. Results were not available at press time. On Saturday, the Jaguars travel to Leavenworth for sub-state, where they will meet Schlagle, Washington, Lansing, Leavenworth, Shawnee Heights, Topeka West and Topeka-Seaman.

in Class 6A. Abby Born and Abbi Bird led the Cougars to an average of 10 assists per match. SM Northwest’s trio of serve receivers (senior Bridget Killeen and juniors Gaby Riggs and Maddie Frazier) averaged 2.6 on serve-receive passing. The Cougars hosted rival SM North for senior night on Tuesday. Results weren’t available at press time. SM Northwest returns home on Saturday to host sub-state play against Wyandotte, Blue Valley North, Blue Valley Northwest, SM East, SM North, SM West and Blue Valley. SM North entered Tuesday’s match at SM Northwest at 0-32 after going 0-6 at the Olathe Northwest Tournament on Saturday.

Shawnee athletes, coach lead Thunder to Saints Invite win St. James Academy senior Emily Tripp of Shawnee led the Thunder with 66 digs in a Saints Invitational tournament victory on Saturday at St. Thomas Aquinas to improve to 31-3. Freshman setter Jenna Gray, Shawnee, led the Thunder with 137 assists and junior Arianna Person, Shawnee, led with 41 kills and added 50 digs. The Thunder, led by head coach Nancy Dorsey, defeated SM East, Liberty, Oak Park, St. Theresa’s, Lee Summit West and St. Thomas Aquinas to win the tournament. St. James will travel to Blue Valley Southwest Saturday for sub-state.

SM Northwest to host volleyball sub-state One week away from hosting Saturday’s sub-state tournament, the Shawnee Mission Northwest volleyball team didn’t receive any favors from its schedule. The Cougars fell to 13-21 on the season after going 1-8 last week, including a trip to Emporia for a Saturday tournament. Eight of the Cougars’ losses come from teams ranked within the top eight

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Auction Calendar ESTATE AUCTION SAT., OCT. 20, 11:00 A.M. 1112 S. Eisenhower Ave., Ottawa, KS GUNS, ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES, HOUSEHOLD REX HUGHES ESTATE Griffin Auctions Buddy Griffin Allen Campbell OTTAWA, KS 785-242-7891 www.kansasauctions. net/griffin Estate Auction Sun.,Oct. 21st, 9:00 A.M. 2110 Harper, Fairgrounds Bldg. 21, Lawrence, KS Coins, High End Jewelry, Collectibles, Furniture, Tools & Much More! Roy & Mary Easum Estate Elston Auctions 785-218-7851 or 785-594-0505 www.KansasAuctions. net/elston Land Auction Sat., Oct. 27, 10:00 A.M. 160 Ac. M/L, Osage Co. Will be held at “The Diner”/ BP station (405 E 8th ), Overbrook, KS Midwest Land & Home Mark Uhlik, Broker / Auctioneer 785 325 2740 Chris Paxton, Agent / Auctioneer 785-979-6758 PUBLIC AUCTION Sat., Oct. 20, 9:00 AM 26296 Hospital Dr., Paola GUNS, KNIVES, COINS, CAMPING, LAWN, WATER GARDEN & IRRIGATION, ANTIQUES Steve Atkinson, owner Branden Otto, auctioneer 785-883-4263

Real Estate & Personal Property Auction SUN., OCT. 21, 2012 702 S. Oak, Ottawa, KS MARTHA SWORDS LIVING ESTATE Griffin Auctions Buddy Griffin Allen Campbell OTTAWA, KS 785-242-7891 www.kansasauctions. net/griffin Real Estate Auction Sat., Oct. 20, 11:30 AM Former Adult Care/Nursing Home 413 S Prospect Place, Burlingame, KS Built in 1973. 15,000 sq ft Terry Simnitt Real Estate Auctioneer Coldwell Banker Griffith & Blair 785-231-7568 Two-Day Southwest & Indian Art Auction Oct. 19 6PM Oct. 20 11AM Monticello Auction Center, 4795 Frisbie Rd. Shawnee, KS Pottery, Navajo rugs, Jewelry, Artwork Bob & Dal Payne, Payne Auction Co. Bloomfield, NM. 505.320.6445 LINDSAY AUCTION SERVICE INC 913.441.1557


SUN., OCT. 21, 2012 702 S. Oak, Ottawa, KS Real Estate Sells 1:00 P.M. Followed by Personal Property Personal Property Entire Personal Property contents will be sold right after Real Estate in one lot for one money. House will be open at 12:00 Noon for viewing. Some of the personal property items include 3 oak china cabinets full of glassware, bedroom suites, appliances, kitchen items, sewing items, dining table & buffet, much misc. household items. www.kansasauctions. net/griffin for listing and pictures. MARTHA SWORDS LIVING ESTATE

Griffin Auctions

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


Sun., Oct. 21st, 2012 9:00 A.M. 2110 Harper Dg. Fairgrounds Bldg. 21 (Heated), Lawrence, KS

Coins(9:00A.M.)170+Lots 1899S $20/1914 $10/1852 $2 ½/American Buffalo one troy oz. Gold Coins; Morgan & Peace silver dollars; $2 Green Seals; Mercury & Roosevelt dimes; Indian & Wheat pennies; old foreign coins. (See Web Page For Complete List) Fine Jewelry 25 pieces Inspected By Local Jeweler!!(see web page for detailed list): gold bracelets & earrings, diamond bridal sets, diamond & sapphire bracelet, opal necklace & earrings, 3 ct. diamond bracelet, tanzanite pendant, 10k 1.15 ct t.w. diamond solitaire, diamond studs, ruby diamond ring, David Yarman sterling 14k amethyst bracelet, Tiffany sterling bracelet & necklace; costume pieces; sterling spoons

Seller: Roy & Mary Easum Estate Auction Note: Many items to be unpacked, surprises for sure!!!

AccountingFinance Great Plains Transportation, Inc., specializing in bulk transportation services, with an emphasis in the agricultural industry, is accepting applications for a Bookkeeper and Transportation Broker. Bookkeeper responsibilities: including accounts payable and receivables, bank reconciliations, and payroll. Quickbooks experience required. The Transportation Broker responsibilities: building clientele, negotiating, logistic coordination and dispatch, work independently, and great customer service skills. Applicants need to be highly motivated. Industry knowledge preferred. Great Plains Transportation, Inc. 5030 Bob Billings Pkwy. Suite C, Lawrence, KS 66049 Fax: (785)-856-1019



Software Analyst Developer

Home (785-594-0505) Cell ( 785-218-7851) “Serving Your Auction Needs Since 1994” Please visit us online at www.KansasAuctions. net/elston for pictures!!

Clinical Reference Laboratory, Inc. in Lenexa, KS is a growing, innovative company looking for a key individual to help us achieve our next level of success. CRL has an opening in the Information Systems Department. Responsibilities will include design, develop and maintain software applications for supporting the different business units in meeting their company departmental goals and objectives. Qualified candidates will have:

Mark Elston & Wayne Wischropp

Two-Day Southwest & Indian Art Fri., Oct. 19, 6P.M. Sat., Oct. 20, 11A.M. Monticello Auction Center, 4795 Frisbie Rd. Shawnee, KS We have a fantastic collection for our annual fall auction. Included is the Native American portion of a fine estate from Northern New Mexico. Pottery, Navajo rugs, Marlin Pinto Kachinas, Jewelry, Selection of Artwork to include originals & various prints. Sand Paintings, Drums, Pendletons, Storytellers. View the website for additional info. or call for flyer. Bob & Dal Payne, Payne Auction Co. Bloomfield, NM. 505.320.6445


PUBLIC AUCTION Saturday, October 20th 9:00 AM 26296 Hospital Dr., Paola, KS (Just West & South of Hillsdale.)

Many, many new & slightly used items-check website for photos & entire list.

GUNS, KNIVES, COINS & TOOLS Rifles, Shotgun, Pistols, Scopes, old & newer knives; Coins check Vintage Toys/Collectibles website; more. McCormick Deering “Whitehead & Kales Co. DeCAMPING, OUTDOOR, troit Michigan” cast-iron HOME, LAWN, WATER tractor(RARE); McCormick GARDEN & IRRIGATION Deering arcade thresher; ANTIQUES Avery cast-iron steam engine; Hubley Kiddie #5 cast iron race car Steve Atkinson, owner w/driver(RARE); Lupar police car; 1920’s A.F. #120 Branden Otto, auctioneer 785-883-4263 cast-iron wind-up train w/American Flyer cars & metal track w/box; Lionel train Union Pacific #202 Thicker line? w/box; 1916 cast-iron train Bolder heading? cars; Wyandotte”Round Color background or The Clock Service” truck; large Wyandotte truck & Logo? duck; Model Motoring IN HO scale slot race Ask how to get these car/track w/box; Gilbert #6 features in your ad ½ erector set; tinker toys; TODAY!! American Logs #815;

- BA/BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent - Minimum 2 years application development - Experience in C++, Java - 1 year in web scripting, PHP or Cold Fusion preferred - 1 year application development in Windows NT/Unix environment, proficiency in SQL, Oracle preferred.

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE CEK Insurance, an independent insurance agency in Lawrence, KS is searching for a personal lines insurance customer service representative. The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience in the property and casualty business. This is an inside service position requiring good communication and computer skills as well as an outgoing customer friendly personality. This salaried position with bonus potential also includes a full slate of benefits. If you meet these requirements & are looking for a positive employment change, send resume to 1011 Westdale Rd. Lawrence, KS 66049 or email to or fax to 785-843-1583.


PRESS OPERATOR The World Company, a forward-thinking media company in Lawrence, Kansas is hiring for a Press Operapart-time tor. We are a family-owned operation with a 20,000 circulation daily newspaper, several weekly community newspapers, a Commercial Printing division, and a contract print site for USA TODAY. Operator is responsible for preparing rolls for the printing process and monitoring the paster operation and will performs regular preventative maintenance. Candidates must be available to work between the hours of 8 p.m. and midnight, including weekend and holidays.

Healthcare CharDonnay Dialysis, Inc. has an immediate opening for an experienced Hemodialysis RN and a certified Patient Care Technician for a full time position. Offering excellent pay and benefits package. Please contact Stacy at 217-477-1490 or fax resume to 217-477-1495 Tonganoxie Nursing and Rehabilitation is now accepting applications for team members who share our passion for excellence. Currently, we are seeking:

Bonner Springs 1BR Apts Starting at $445 2BR Apts at $565 Tiblow Village Bonner Springs River City Rentals 913-441-6108


Certified Nurses Assistants All Shifts Available Appliances Come join our team and enjoy a great working Over the stove microwave atmosphere, competitive (black) very good condipay and great benefits. tion $50.00. Call EOE Apply in person at: at 785-979-7870 for more info. 1010 East Street, Ton- Kenmore (black) dishganoxie, KS 66086 or washer. 34 inches across. contact Samantha $75. very good condition. O’Hare at (913) 369-8705. Call 785-979-7870.

Social Services Prevention/Diversion Case Manager


2BR duplex, Avail NOW. 440 Jamison. Nice appls., deck, Buick 2004 La Sabre, 135K, garage, storage area, lawn excellent condition. $6,500. care. $700/mo. $700 dep. No 913-796-6198 pets. Call 913-208-7976

Fleetwood 2002 Discovery 38, 330 HP Diesel, 2 Slides, Flat TVs, Wood Floors, $31500, 785-380-7341 or email Yamaha Maxim 1985, 700cc, red, Classic looks, Runs great! Lots of power! Great mileage! $1,500 or best offer. 785-230-0549.


Chevrolet 2005 Suburban leather, sunroof, power, everything DVD player, Bose stereo 138K, Ice Maker, water refrig $11,500/offer. 785-979-0303 (black) Fridge side works. FREE. 35” across and 68” high. Call 785-979-7870.

Kenmore Black glass top Position available in The stove $100. very good conShelter, Inc.’s Prevention dition, 30 inches across. and Diversion Program. Call 785-979-7870. Case manager will work with at-risk youth and LG Microwave - Over the their families on factors Range in like new condi- Shawnee that are causing youth to tion, 1 yr old - Color: white 785-393-6746 (First published in the miss school. Shawnee Dispatch, Wednes Case Manager will also day, October 3, 2012) supervise first time juve- Health & Beauty nile offenders on CondiIN THE DISTRICT COURT OF tions of Release and WANTED: JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS Pre-Filing Diversion. 29 people who are Filed Pursuant to K.S.A. Requires Bachelor’s Deserious about losing Chapter 59 gree in Human Services or 20 lbs by Christmas related fields, experience Call for details: In the Matter of the working with youth and 913-832-2003 Estate of families, must be at least Richard D. Fairbanks, 21 years of age, have a deceased. valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, proof Miscellaneous No. 11-PR1092-MI of car insurance, and be able to pass background Kitchen Aid Refrigerator, NOTICE OF HEARING ON checks. Preferred experi- 22 cu. ft. white with ice PETITION FOR ence working as a Case maker, 33” wide x 66” high, FINALSETTLEMENT Manager, the court sys- like new. $350. Ent. center, 68” long, x 52”high x 20” tem, schools, prevention and diversion services. deep, $250. TV opening 33” STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL Salary commensurate wide x 26” high, never PERSONS CONCERNED: with experience. Benefits been used. 785-843-7093 You are hereby notified available. that a petition has been If interested, apply with filed on August 3, 1012 by cover letter and resume Diana Fairbanks and Dennis to: Ms. Meghan Bardwell, Fairbanks, co-executors of The Shelter, Inc., P.O. Box the will of Richard D. Fair647, Lawrence, KS 66044. banks, deceased, praying Inquiries to (785) 843-2085. for a final settlement of the EOE estate, approval of their acts, proceedings and accounts as executor, allowBonner Springs ance for executor and atfees, determinaHuge Garage Sale torneys’ tion of the heirs, devisees and legatees entitled to the estate and assignment to 325 N. 134th St. in accordance with Bonner Springs, KS them the will of Shirley Jean Fair(Directions: North of banks, deceased. You are Riverview.) Apartments hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on Unfurnished Oct. 19 & Oct. 20 or before October 25, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. on said day in 7-5pm. said court, in the city of Olathe, Johnson County, Antique dresser, Schwinn Kansas, at which time and bikes, household items, place said cause will be decor, reclining sofa and heard. Should you fail loveseat, table & chairs, therein, judgment and dequeen size bed, extra Hunters Ridge Apts. cree will be entered in due long twin bed, TVs, and 550 Stoneridge course upon said petition. much more. 1 and 2 Bedroom Apts. Salt Water Pool, Business Diana Fairbanks Center, Fire Side Lounge and This could be your and Tennis Court Dennis Fairbanks, Garage Sale ad! Call Today 785-830-8600 Petitioners For $39.95, your ad will CONLEE, SCHMIDT run Wednesday- Saturday- AND EMERSON LLP Townhomes in the Lawrence Journal Jon Von Achen #19813 -World as well as the 3BR, 2 bath, all amenities, Tonganoxie Mirror and 200 W. Douglas, Suite 300 garage. 2807 Four Wheel Baldwin Signal weekly Wichita, KS 67202 Drive $795/mo. Available newspapers, and all of our 316-264-3300 (phone) 316-264-3423 (fax) Dec. 1. Call 785-766-5950 online websites. Attorney for Petitioner _______ 3BR, 1.5B, Nice Just go to: townhome, 2 car, fenced (Published in the Shawnee yd, W&D, loft, yard place/classifieds/ Dispatch, Wednesday, Ocmaint, gas FP. By FSHS. tober 17, 2012) $1050. 785-218-7832

We are looking for a talented and hardworking individual with at least six months printing press This unique opportunity experience; a self-starter offers a competitive sal- with an attitude of conary and an excellent tinuous improvement; detail oriented with the abilbenefit package. ity to work independently; and strong mePlease apply online at: chanical aptitude is ferred. Our press operators spend most working EOE hours on their feet and must be able to bend and twist; lift up to 80 pounds Construction and see with 20/20 near “Can You Dig It?” Heavy vision. Equipment School. 3wk Training Program. Back- Join our Team! We offer a hoes, Bulldozers, Excava- competitive salary, emdiscounts and tors. Local Job Placement ployee Asst. VA Benefits Ap- more. Background check, drug proved. 2 National Certifi- pre-employment screen and physical lift cations. 866-362-6497 assessment required. If CONSTRUCTION you feel you meet the qualifications for the Seeking a motivated Project Manager/Estimator to Press Operator position, join our General Con- please send a cover letter tracting Company, and resume to Trinium. Candidates should have experience EOE estimating and managing GC projects up to 10M & Healthcare building relationships with owners and subcontractors. Work sites across the state of Kansas. Registered Nurse Reliable transportation, a Full-Time Position Basehor valid driver’s license and Haskell Health Center the willingness to travel Near New Large 3BR throughout Kansas is a Hours of operation are Mon-Fri., townhome 2.5 bath, 2 car, must. We offer competi8am-5pm. Experience preferred. Lawn care & snow removal tive pay, vacation pay, Great working environment. provided. Avail Oct 1. health insurance and a $1,150/mo.+ utils. Call For additional information drug-free workplace. 785-456-4145/ 913-927-1713 call 785-832-4818 Apply on line, This position is in a email Tobacco-Free Environment. Bonner Springs Equal Opportunity Employment or at 5006 Skyway Drive, 3BR house, on cul-de-sac, Manhattan, KS 66503 for quiet. 1 bath, W/D hookup, an Employment ApplicaSunflowerClassifieds big back yard, off-st. parktion. (785) 587-8523 ing, $775/mo. 913-832-5111

Notice to Bidders CITY OF SHAWNEE, KANSAS Sealed proposals will be received from Bidders by the City of Shawnee, hereinafter referred to as the Owner, at the office of the Pets City Clerk at Shawnee City Australian cattle dog, Hall, 11110 Johnson Drive, needs good home. 6 yr. old loveable, friendly, owner unable to care for dog. raised on a farm as an indoor pet. 785-841-3054


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Flooring Installation

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Pet Services

Retirement Community Drury Place

Caroline H. Eddinger, CPA, LLC Tax Services Business Consulting QuickBooks Support /eddinger-cpa (785) 550-4149


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Automotive Services Bryant Collision Repair Mon-Fri. 8AM-6PM We specialize in Auto Body Repair, Paintless Dent Repair, Glass Repair, & Auto Accessories. 785-843-5803 bryant-collision-repair

Limited quantities on some items. Installation? No Problem!

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Child Care Provided

Get Lynn on the line! 785-843-LYNN Full service preschool & licensed childcare center for children ages 1-12. Open year-round, Monday- Friday, from 7 am to 6 pm

Dale and Ron’s Auto Service

Family Owned & Operated for 37 Years Domestic & Foreign Expert Service 630 Connecticut St

For Everything Electrical Committed to Excellence Since 1972 Full Service Electrical Contractor lynncommunications

For All Your Battery Needs Across The Bridge In North Lawrence 903 N 2nd St | 785-842-2922 battery

Westside 66 & Car Wash

Full Service Gas Station 100% Ethanol-Free Gasoline Auto Repair Shop - Automatic Car Washes Starting At Just $3 2815 W 6th St | 785-843-1878 westside66

Janitorial Services Business-Commercial-Industrial Housecleaning Carpet Cleaning Tile & Grout Cleaning The “Greener Cleaner” Locallly Owned Since 1983 Free Estimates

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Chim-Chiminee Sweeps & Air Duct Services

Fireplaces, w/b stoves, inserts, air ducts, dryer vents cleaned. Over 25 yrs exp. No-Mess, Free est. 913-724-1957

Concrete Carpet Cleaning Kansas Carpet Care, Inc.

Your locally owned and operated carpet and upholstery cleaning company since 1993! • 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Services Available By Appointment Only


For Promotions & More Info: kansas_carpet_care

CONCRETE INC. Your local concrete Repair Specialists Sidewalks, Patios, Driveways, Waterproofing, Basement, Crack repair 888-326-2799 Toll Free

Basehor Looking for small-med. jobs Ceiling fans, light fixtures, Basement finishes, etc. 913-709-7173

Carpet Cleaning


Mudjacking, Waterproofing. We specialize in Basement Repair & Pressure Grouting. Level & Straighten Walls & Bracing on wall. BBB . Free Estimates Since 1962

Over 25 yrs. exp. Licensed & Insured Decks, deck covers, pergolas, screened porches, & all types of repairs Call 913-209-4055 for Free estimates or go to

Air Conditioning/ & Heating/Sales & Srvs.

Garage Doors /freestategaragedoors Office* Clerical* Accounting Light Industrial* Technical Finance* Legal

Apply at Or Call (785) 842-1515 BETTER WORK BETTER LIFE adecco

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Evaluation Hire, Direct Hire Professional Search Onsite Services (785) 749-7550 1000 S Iowa, Lawrence KS express

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Roger, Kevin or Sarajane

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1783 E 1500 Rd, Lawrence Find us on Facebook Pine Landscape Center 785-843-6949

Home Improvements


Full Remodels & Odd Jobs, Interior/Exterior Painting, Installation & Repair of: Deck Drywall Siding Replacement Gutters Privacy Fencing Doors & Trim Commercial Build-out Build-to-suit services Fully Insured 22 yrs. experience

913-488-7320 JASON TANKING CONSTRUCTION New Construction Framing, Remodels, Additions, Decks Fully Ins. & Lic. 785.760.4066 jtconstruction

Int. & Ext. Remodeling All Home Repairs Mark Koontz

Bus. 913-269-0284


15yr. locally owned and operated company. Professionally trained staff. We move everything from fossils to office and household goods. Call for a free estimate. 785-749-5073 starvingartist


Learn to play 30-50 songs in the first year with Simply Music! Keys of Joy 785-331-8369 Karla’s Konservatory 785-865-4151 keysofjoy

Painting All Star Painting

Int./Ext. painting, ceilings, drywall light carpentry, deck staining & repair, epoxy floors. Refs. avail. Free est. 913-548-3547 Interior/Exterior Painting

Call Lyndsey 913-422-7002 NOT Your ordinary bicycle store!

Guttering Services

Serving individuals, farmers & business owners 785-331-3607 kansasinsurance

Int/Ext/Specialty Painting Siding, Wood Rot & Decks Kate, 785-423-4464




Seamless aluminum guttering. Many colors to choose from. Install, repair, screen, clean-out. Locally owned. Insured. Free estimates.


All Your Banking Needs Your Local Lawrence Bank

Aquatech Seamless Guttering Proven Leaf guards Popular Colors available Free Est. 913-634-9784

Low Maintenance Landscape, Inc.

1210 Lakeview Court, Innovative Planting Design Construction & Installation lml


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Supplying all your Painting needs. Serving Lawrence and surrounding areas for over 25 years.

1510 St. Andrews

785-841-6845 druryplace

Roofing Plumbing RETIRED MASTER PLUMBER & Handyman needs small work. Bill Morgan 816-523-5703

Precision Plumbing

New Construction Service & Repair Commercial & Residential FREE ESTIMATES Licensed & Insured precisionplumbing


Complete Roofing Services Professional Staff Quality Workmanship lawrenceroofing

Complete Roofing

Tearoffs, Reroofs, Redecks * Storm Damage * Leaks * Roof Inspections


Taking Care of Lawrence’s Plumbing Needs for over 40 Years (785) 841-2112 lawrencemarketplace. com/kastl

Prompt Superior Service Residential * Commercial Tear Off * Reroofs

Free Estimates

Insurance Work Welcome

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in print and online. Real Estate Services

785-764-9582 mclaughlinroofing

Re-Roofs: All Types Roofing Repairs Siding & Windows FREE Estimates (785) 749-0462

Travel Services Lawrence First Class Transportation Limos Corporate Cars Drivers available 24/7

Realty Executives - Hedges Joy Neely 785-371-3225

Recycling Services

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Tree/Stump Removal Chris Tree Service

12th & Haskell Recycle Center, Inc. No Monthly Fee Always been FREE! Cash for all Metals 1146 Haskell Ave, Lawrence 785-865-3730 recyclecenter Lonnie’s Recycling Inc. Buyers of aluminum cans, all type metals & junk vehicles. Mon.-Fri. 8-5, Sat. 8-4, 501 Maple, Lawrence. 785-841-4855 lonnies

Repairs and Services

20yrs. exp. Trees trimmed, cut down, hauled off. Free Est. Ins. & Lic. 913-631-7722, 913-301-3659


Trimmed, Shaped, Removed Shrubs, Fenceline Cleaned

No Job Too Small Free Est. Lic. & Ins. 913-268-3120

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cutdown• trimmed• topped Licensed & Insured. 14 yrs experience. 913-441-8641 913-244-7718

Utility Trailers

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Free estimates/Insured.



Prof. contracting since 1975

Reach thousands of readers across Northeast Kansas in print and online!

Unsightly black streaks of mold & dirt on your roof? Mold/Mildew on your house? Is winter salt intrusion causing your concrete to flake? Mobile Enviro-Wash 785-842-3030


Manufacturing Quality Flatbed Trailers 20 years SALES SERVICE PARTS WE SELL STEEL WELDING SERVICES (785) 841-3200 STARTING or BUILDING a Business?

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Placing an ad... Steam Carpet Cleaning $30 /rm. Upholstry & spot removal Residential, Apts, Hotel,Etc. 785-766-2821

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Quality Work Over 20 yrs. exp.

Banquet Room Available for Corporate Parties, Wedding Receptions, Fundraisers Bingo Every Friday Night 1803 W 6th St. (785) 843-9690 /Eagles_Lodge

Stress Free for you and your pet.

Live More Pay Less Worry-free life at an affordable price

We’re There for You! Haul Free: Salvageable items. Minimum charge: other moving/hauling jobs. Also Maintenance/Cleaning for home/business, inside/out plumbing / electrical & more. 785-841-6254

Events/Entertainment Eagles Lodge

Professional Service with a Tender Touch


No Job Too Big or Small

785-856-GOLD(4653) Jewelry, coins, silver, watches. Earn money with broken & Unwanted jewelry


Free Estimates on replacement equipment! Ask us about Energy Star equipment & how to save on your utility bills.

Wagner’s 785-749-1696


Lawn, Garden & Nursery

• Garage Doors • Openers • Service • Installation Call 785-842-5203 or visit us at

TOKIC CONSTRUCTION Drives, Flatworks, Patios, Walks. FREE Estimates Serving JO, WY & SE LV 913-488-9976

Decks & Fences Specializing in Carpet, Tile & Upholstery cleaning. Carpet repairs & stretching, Odor Decontamination, Spot Dying & 24 hr Water extraction. 785-840-4266

Concrete, Block & Limestone Wall Repair, Waterproofing Drainage Solutions Sump Pumps, Driveways. 785-843-2700 Owen 24/7 rivercityhvac

Licensed Electrician, dalerons

Tires, Alignment, Brakes, A/C, Suspension Repair Financing Available 785-841-6050 1828 Mass. St performancetire

ADVANCED SYSTEMS Basement & foundation repair Your hometown company Over three decades 785-841-0145

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Residential Commercial Prof. Window Cleaning Post Construction Gutters • Power Washing Sustainable Options hawkwash Free Est. 785-749-0244

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Foundation Repair



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Hardwood Floor Installation, Refinishing and Repair Locally Owned, Insured, Free Estimates 785-691-6117

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012 | 23 Shawnee

PUBLIC NOTICE CONTINUED FROM 21 Shawnee, Kansas, until 10:00 A.M., November 2, 2012 at which time, the bids received will be opened and publicly read for the construction of the Storm Drainage Improvements Fairview Heights. Bidders will be notified of the results within fourteen (14) days of the date set above for bids to be received. The Contract shall be awarded by the Governing Body of the Owner at the sole and complete discretion of such Governing Body. The City of Shawnee reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities or irregularities in bids. The Notice to Proceed is expected to be issued by December 3, 2012. The Project provides for the construction of approximately 140 linear feet of 6’x5’ RCB, 4430 linear feet of RCP ranging in size from 15” to 60” in diameter, 43 inlets, 28 structures, 1 cast-in-place outfall structure, 515 linear feet of curb and gutter, replacement of 28 driveway approaches, grading, sod replacement, sidewalk replacement, miscellaneous street repairs, and other related improvements. Complete digital contract document and plans are available after 10:00 A.M., October 19, 2012,



You may download the digital plan documents for a non-refundable fee of $10.00 by inputting the e quest project # 2299042 on the website’s Project Search page. Plan holder’s list is available at the same website at no charge. Please contact Quest at 1-952-233-1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. An optional paper set of project documents is also available for a nonrefundable price of $125 per set from the City of Shawnee, City Hall, Development Service Department, 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas 66203. If you have questions, please contact the City of Shawnee at 913-742-6012.

lowed on the Bid. Bids are 3350, TC-21-063. An officer for a total bid package, and of the firm making such total contract price. proposal shall properly execute all proposal forms. Each bid shall be made on a Bids received after the time printed proposal form in- and date above specified cluded with these docu- shall be returned, unoments. Bids shall be sub- pened, to the Bidder. mitted in sealed envelopes and shall be marked “Bid A pre-bid conference will for: Fairview Heights. be held at 10:00 AM on SHAWNEE PROJECT NO. Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Shawnee at Shawnee City Hall Council Chambers. A site visit will directly follow the pre-bid conference and start at Family Tree Nursery and conclude at the Nieman Road crossing. The pre-bid conference and site visit are not mandatory. CITY OF SHAWNEE, KANSAS ________

Each Bidder shall file with their bid a cashier’s check, certified check, or bid bond drawn on an acceptable bank in an amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount of the bid. Bid Bonds will be returned to the unsuccessful bidders, with the exception of the second qualifying bidder, at such time as their bids are rejected. All bidders shall verify that they have considered all written addenda. Any written addenda issued during the time of bidding shall be covered and included in the bid. There will be no clarifications or exceptions al-

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