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7 p.m., saturday, Nov. 9

Field Kindley (9-1) at Chanute (8-2) 7 p.m., saturday, Nov. 9


Independence (5-5) at Paola (9-1)



HIGH SCHOOL STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Humboldt (8-2) at Cherryvale (7-3) 7 p.m., saturday, Nov. 9

See complete details on pages B1-B2 of this issue



Audit: deficiencies abound in Caney city books OTHeR COUNCIL NeWs: ■ Council narrowly affirms previous disciplinary action against assistant city clerk, police chief; Pell removed from police chief duties. See page B7. ■ City council cancels contract with Dollar General Corporation after proposed grocery store would downsize initial plans. See page B6.

Inequities in cash, unapproved purchases and late payroll reports among the deficiencies found in audit; final report to be issued later By RUNDy TAyLOR

The management of specific day to day finances in Caney city government was a primary concern of an audit released Monday by an Independence certified accounting firm. Instances of mismanagement were revealed in the report. Tom Sewell, CPA, was contracted by the council two months ago to audit finances and procedures and report back with recommendations. While there were no criminal find-

ings in the audit, a preliminary draft of the 11-page report, which was made available to the Montgomery County Chronicle on Monday, contained dozens of examples of the way finances have been blundered. While the audit covered only 19 months ending July 31, 2013, the audit revealed the absence of control over primary systems in city finance. During the audit, the CPA firm interviewed the city clerk, police chief, fire chief and city water department manager regarding their methods of pur-

chasing goods and services. The same department heads were interviewed about payroll sheets; the purchase of personal items using city funds; making purchases that exceeded the city’s policy; use of city credit cards; and numerous inquiries regarding the recording of money and the ultimate balance of books after deposits were made. Individual city employees were also interviewed regarding payroll procedures, the approval of working hours and overtime, payment of employees’ personal water and trash collection bills, and other issues. Among the findings in the draft of the city audit: • The fi ndings showed bank deposits were not being made on a daily ba-

sis, leading to frequent imbalances. • Four city employees were in arrears for their own city utility bills, however the city clerk told the auditors that all four employees had brought their accounts up to current standing. • A confusing trend in the handling of cash was noted in the audit. In many cases, the amount of cash recorded did not match bank deposits. • Of the 36 deposits tested, the cash collected per the terminal summary from the cash receipts reports often did not agree with the bank deposit slips. • In the police department, auditors found missing cash receipts, therefore no reconciliation or balance. • Regarding the City Treasurer’s

SADDLES & SOULS REVIVED Local women’s ministry takes on challenge of restoring mold-damaged saddles



group of dedicated horse lovers have taken on a mission to restore several saddles, a saddle bag and a set of faded chaps that sustained mold damage recently in a Caney museum. The Christian Women’s Trail Riders recently began the process of not only wiping away the mold that had found a home in the Caney Valley Historical Society Museum but also restoring those leather artifacts to their original condition. And, because the six saddles are getting the tender-loving attention by fans of the horse industry and trail ride ministry, the saddles have a new lease on life. “I think we’re going to undertake this as an annual project,” said Lindy Kidd, a rural Caney resident and member of the Christian Women’s Trail Riders ministry that “adopted” the mold-covered saddles after intense moisture earlier in the summer inflicted damage on many artifacts and exhibits in the museum. Kidd said she first learned of the saddles’ condition when the historical society distributed a letter to its members concerning the damage inflicted on exhibits as well as the museum building itself. Besides learning of the high cost to treat and disinfect the mold in the museum, Kidd learned of the condition of the saddles, some of which are more than 100 years of age, and other artifacts on display from local ranches. She also learned that museum volunteers had started to remove the mold from artifacts using a liquid detergent. Knowing that liquid soap can remove the oil from leather and

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Caney ............................B6-B7, B10 Cherryvale .............................A6-A8 Coffeyville ..............................A4-A5 Independence ........................B4-B5 Public notices ............................ B10 Sports ....................................B1-B3

Vets Day Parade to be held in Cherryvale By DONNA CELAyA

Rural Caney resident Lindy Kidd of the Christian Women’s Trail Riders ministry applies a leather conditioner to a saddle bag that had been on display at the Caney Valley Historical Society Museum. Many museum exhibits recently sustained mold damage due to moisture and ventilation issues in the downtown Caney museum. (Photo by Andy Taylor) leave it dry and brittle, Kidd quickly contacted museum volunteers and agreed to undertake the restoration of the saddles.

Several members of the Christian Women’s Trail Riders ministry are currently restoring the saddles using special conditioners from Leather

Therapy, a Virginia-based manufacturer that donated the restorative products upon learning of the plight (continued on page A10)

Coffeyville police narrow burglary gap with recent arrests COFFEYVILLE —The Coffeyville Police Department has made a second arrest within the week concerning burglary and property theft.

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Police chief Anthony Celeste said Eugene Springer, age 49, of Coffeyville was arrested on Friday morning, Nov. 1 after officers learned of a burglary that had occurred at the Pickwick Apartments in the 600 block of South Maple. Springer is to be charged with aggravated burglary and theft of property. Springer’s arrest came one day after an 18-year-old Coffeyville man was arrested for the second time this year for vehicle burglary. Celeste said Michael Lee McGinnis, age 18, was arrested shortly before noon Thursday, Oct. 31, after a person reported to police of a

person breaking into vehicles in the 200 block of East 7th Street. The officers arrived in the area and located McGinnis, who fled on foot. Officers pursued and captured McGinnis, who was arrested on charges of vehicle burglary, resisting arrest, theft, possession of a stimulant, and possession of drug paraphernalia. McGinnis was previously arrested on July 18, 2013, for breaking into vehicles in the 100 block of W. 3rd Street, Celeste said. “When officers arrived in the area during that incident in July, they located McGinnis who fled on foot,” said Celeste.

“McGinnis, who again was not fast enough to outrun officers, was captured during that incident as well.” McGinnis Celeste said the Coffeyville Police Department appreciated the community support and asked that anyone who may have further information about this crime contact the police department at (620) 252-6160. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous

may provide information to the Crime Tip Hotline at (620) 252-6133. The Coffeyville Police Department will Springer also host its next Neighborhood Watch Meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Coffeyville City Hall commission room. Anyone interested in joining the program is encouraged to attend.

CHERRYVALE — Cherryvale has lost more than one beloved tradition as organizers have passed on or moved away, but a city employee is determined to salvage at least one commemorative occasion. Wade Webber, head of the city’s public works department, is working to revitalize the Veteran’s Day parade, and Veteran’s Day is Monday, Nov. 11. “We used to have a nice Veteran’s Day parade each fall,” Webber said. “We always had a nice chili feed Chili, soup a f t e r to be offered wards at after parade the park. It wasn’t at Logan Park anything really big or elaborate and it doesn’t have to be, but we really need to honor our nation’s military veterans. We need our Veteran’s Day parade.” Webber said he is asking churches, individuals and businesses to come out on Monday to support the 11 a.m. parade and to bring chili or soup to the community room at the Logan Park shelter around 10 a.m., before the parade starts. “I’ll get the paper plates and napkins and such, and coolers for beverages,” Webber said. “We just need folks to bring in food to share, and to come out to the parade. If everyone just brings a pot of chili or soup or a dessert, we will have a great time.” Veterans who are healthy enough to walk the parade route will walk from the east corner of the Lincoln-Central Elementary School to the Logan Park on Liberty Street. Those who want to participate in the parade but cannot walk will be able to ride on a wagon pulled behind a pickup truck or tractor, Webber said. “So veterans, come on out and show the pride you have in your nation. And the rest of the community, come on out and show your pride in our veterans,” he said. Anyone with questions or suggestions can call Webber at (620) 330-3685.

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OBITUARIES Obituaries are printed in their entirety for a $20 fee. To submit a paid obituary, contact the Montgomery County Chronicle at (620) 336-2100 or (620) 879-2156. Or, submit an e-mail to

Jo DeTar LIBERTY — Jo DeTar, age 92, lifelong rural Liberty resident, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 4, 1921, at Independence, to Daniel and Jennie (Strecker) Maher. Jo grew up in the Liberty area and attended Pleasant Valley School, attended Liberty High School and Sacred Heart High School in Wichita, and continued her education at Coffeyville Community College. During World War II, Jo and her sisters, Jean and Mary, lived in Washington, D.C., while working for the federal government. On April 14, 1945, she married Harold Lavon DeTar at All Saints Catholic Church in Liberty. Following their marriage they made their home in rural Liberty where her husband farmed, and Jo taught school at rural schools in Kansas and Oklahoma, at Holy Name Catholic School in Coffeyville and St. Andrew Catholic School in Independence. After retiring was a substitute teaching in many area schools. He husband preceded her in death on April 7, 2010. Jo was a lifelong member of All Saints Catholic Church in Liberty. After the church closed she became a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville, and All Saints Altar Society. Survivors include one son, Thomas DeTar and wife Isabell of rural Liberty; one daughter,

Theresa Jane DeTar and husband Dean Waugh of Clearwater, Kan.; one sister, Jean Quaglione of Coffeyville; and several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Dave DeTar in 1970 and Anthony DeTar; two brothers, John Maher and Ignatius Maher; and four sisters, Agnes Schicke, Catherine Blaes, Myrtle Schicke, and Mary Staton. A Rosary Vigil Service will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Ben Nguyen officiating. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery east of Liberty. The family suggests memorials to the Organ Restoration Fund at Holy Name Catholic Church; contributions may be left with the funeral home or mailed c/o David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. To leave a message for the family, visit www. David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville is in charge of arrangements.

DEATH NOTICES The Montgomery County Chronicle publishes death notices as a free service. The death notice contains only the name of the deceased, date of death, and time and location of a funeral and burial service. Further biographical information can be contained in a paid obituary.

Gera Juanita Crawford

INDEPENDENCE — Gera Juanita Crawford, age 84, of Independence died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Funeral services for Juanita Crawford will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at the First Christian Church in Independence.  Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to First Christian Church and may be left with Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.  

Winifred V. Coyle

COFFEYVILLE — Winifred Vrooman Coyle, age 92, of Coffeyville died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a favorite charity. A Rosary was held Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Ford Wulf Bruns Chapel, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Catholic Church on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Ford Wulf Bruns Chapel in Coffeyville handled funeral and burial arrangements.

Maurice Gene Cherry

COFFEYVILLE — Maurice Gene Cherry, age 64, of Coffeyville died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at the Ford-WulfBruns Chapel in Coffeyville. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel.

Marc Douglas Willbern

COFFEYVILLE — Marc Douglas Willbern, age 52, of Coffeyville died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at the Robert J. Dole VA Hospital in Wichita, Kan., after a short battle with cancer. Memorial services were held Monday, Nov. 4, at FordWulf-Bruns Chapel in Coffeyville. Interment followed at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Coffeyville. The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the First Assembly of God Church in Coffeyville; these may be left with the funeral home. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel. com.

Betty Jean Randels

COFFEYVILLE — Betty Jean Randels, age 88, of Coffeyville died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Funeral services were held

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on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the First Church of Nazarene in Coffeyville. Burial followed at Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel in Coffeyville. The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the First Church of the Nazarene in Coffeyville; these may be left with the funeral home. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.

Tyro homecoming royalty Kylee Hawkins (left) and Christian Blackert, both seniors at Tyro Community Christian School, were crowned the TCCS fall homecoming queen and king during coronation ceremonies on Friday in Caney. Other queen candidates included Jay Cee Bright, sophomore; Katelyn Shepard, senior; Brooke Bennett, junior; and Kena Haley, freshman. Escorts included Dylan Newman, sophomore; Jeremiah Nunneley, sophomore; Lane Meek, freshman; and Payton Hawkins, sophomore. (Courtesy photo)

Liberty UMC to hold annual Soup Day LIBERTY — Liberty United Methodist Church will hold its annual Soup Day from 11 a.m.

to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9. Church members will serve all kinds of soup, chili, pie,

cake and other desserts. Admission is by a free-will donation only.

Liberty residents arrested on gaming, liquor charges Two Liberty residents were arrested last week following an investigation into unlawful gambling activity and illegal liquor sales at a Liberty restaurant. The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission joined the Montgomery County Sher-

Tyro Revival Starts Sunday! David Bycroft and Nathan Boldt will alternate preaching Sunday thru Wednesday Nov. 10-13

iff’s Department in the investigation that led to the arrest of Michael Wayne Felts and Patricia M. Felts, both age 42 and both of Liberty, for alleged commercial gambling, unlawful possession of a gambling device, serving liquor in a non-licensed club, and serving

liquor on credit for goods and services. Patricia Felts also is expected to be charged with interference with a law enforcement officer. Both were employed at Jack’s Place in Liberty.

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‘Front Line’ will bring music and teaching for grades 1-6

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My bucket list includes wearing a funny-looking tie If I had it to live over, there are a few changes I might make. Wearing a beau tie would be one. And I’m not talking about a clip-on bow tie with the ordinary three-letter spelling. I’m talking beau. Just once, I’d like to stand in front of my mirror, take a funny shaped piece of fabric and hand-tie a true beau tie. But considering that only two regular ties grace my closet these days, I seriously doubt that a beau tie is in my future. Oh, sure, I’ve rented a few tuxes in my lifetime, and a bow tie was part of the garb. But those things are fake --- they clip on, or hang around a man’s neck with elastic cord. In my lifetime, I’ve admired several handtied beau tie men: Winston Churchill, Fred Astaire, Steve Jobs, Orville Redenbacher, Tucker Carlson, Irving R. Levine, Sen. Paul Simon, Charles Osgood, and back in my day --- celebs like Gene Shalit, Dave Garroway, Pinkie Lee, Groucho Marx and John Daly. And, of course, Albert Schweitzer, Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein were beau tie purists. Then there were beau tie wearers like PeeWee Herman, the Cat in the Hat and geeky little Jimmy Olsen who was Superman’s sidekick in the movies.

I actually bought a genuine beau tie once. It came with directions, which resembled the schematic to build a Lamberghini. It hung in my closet for a couple of years, then I started shining my shoes with it. Part of my problem is that mostly smart men wear true beau ties. I’m just a country editor. Off the Cuff My name has RUDY TAYLOR never made honorable mention on the smart list. So, any time I mention the term “bow tie” in a news story, I feel obligated to spell it the dictionary way. But in my mind’s eye — the one where I sip coffee with Henry Kissinger, Walter Cronkite, Mother Teresa, Moses and Bill Self —- I feel my oats in the spelling category. I’m telling you, it’s a beau tie. It makes fat, bald old guys look sexy. And, if someone will promise to teach me this gentlemanly ritual, I’ll clean the shoe polish off the one I bought in 1975 and you’ll see a new man in me. Then I’ll start on cookie deau, feel the north wind bleau and hear Santa Claus holler ‘Heau, Heau, Heau!”

. . . painting your toenails a bright color . . . eating a snack you liked as a kid . . . finding something that has been lost for a long time . . . your name on the school honor roll . . . having a friend you can depend on . . . happy unplanned moments . . . a baby with rosy cheeks . . . reading this newspaper . . . mounds of colorful fall leaves in a yard . . . drinking a cup of hot chocolate loaded with melting marshmallows . . . being able to express yourself in a concise well behaved manner . . . a woman’s intuition usually being correct . . . “When one door of happiness closes, another one opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” -- Helen Keller

Pick A Little, Talk A Little JENNY DIVELEY

Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. It’s no secret that Branson draws a larger demographic of people with white hair, orthopedic shoes, and flip folders with pictures of grandchildren. So in this theater there were no vets from the Iraq or Afghanistan wars. They all saw action in Vietnam, Korea, or even fought in World War II. These wars were well before my time. And the generation gap between those who were standing and myself is immense. But what made my heart stand still was one couple sitting right in front of me. He stood when, “The Caissons Go Rolling Along,” started playing. It took him a few extra seconds to get his footing, he adjusted his cane to prop himself up, and the years had taken its toll on his body. But his wife sitting next to him gleamed. Her eyes



Caney City Hall needs to turn a long, overdue corner

By Kathy Taylor

sparkled and tears welled as she joined in applauding her husband who stood among his brotherhood. And for a brief moment I could see what that sweet couple might have been years ago. His feet were solid, his back was strong, her wrinkles were smooth, and their youth was blinding to the winding path that lay before them. In that moment, the generation gap closed and my admiration grew even more for that couple and the Baby Boomer generation they represent. So this week as we celebrate Veterans Day, I’ll call my brother-in-law who served in the Army and is still a strapping, strong young man whose hair is full and dark, he needs no support to walk, and his back is still as strong as an ox. But one nameless, older couple sitting in a Branson theater will be on my mind that day. Because the sparkle in her eyes and the youthful look he returned to her was a gentle reminder that the veterans from many years ago are still young at heart and their dedication to serve has made our country an amazing place to live.


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Nowhere to go but up

The prancing elves could wait until elderly veteran was given proper recognition Over the past weekend we traveled a few hours east to spend time in Branson for a fun-filled, active weekend with the kids. We went to arcades, rode rides, toured the Titanic, and shopped until our feet could carry us no further. It was a weekend dedicated to keeping the kids happy and the parents tired. On Saturday afternoon part of our group went to a Broadway show, which is now decorated and dedicated to the Christmas season. And for this early Christmas fan, it was the perfect way to kick off the festive spirit. But just before the lights dimmed, the announcer came across the speakers, announcing that each branch of the military would be honored with the playing of their song and those who have served should stand. The moment caught me off guard as I had dancing elves and prancing reindeer parading around in my head. As the first bugles and drums played the first song, about 30 men across the theater stood as the rest of the group clapped. And this scene repeated as they honored the Army, Navy, Air



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Leave most small-town controversies alone and they’ll burn out. It’s that way with folks who work in close quarters to their relatives, friends, fellow workers and those elected to public office. They often get into spats, then get over them, just as families do. But sometimes, it is necessary to change the guard, make some new name plates for desks and start anew to create something better. We see that happening in Caney city government right now. An audit of city finances and procedures (see story on page A1) is not only alarming, it is embarrassing. While it would be tempting to point fingers and call names, we believe the best road to travel is the high one. That means learning from past mistakes, hiring good people, electing even better ones and launching new avenues for serving the community. Over the past decade, too many relatives and close friends have huddled in Caney’s public employment. Ditto with those serving on the city council — a place where

nepotism should have no place. The audit shows dozens of mistakes that have been made in purchasing procedures, bookkeeping, payroll management, keeping track of cash and following a system of order. We have observed a lack of unity at the Caney City Hall for many years. Some department heads have insisted upon running their own shows, and administrators hired to manage city processes were hamstrung by this stand-off. So, even though the stories coming out of Monday night’s city council meeting might seem harsh, they should be considered eye-openers. The people of Caney deserve friendly, smart, united teamwork in their public employees. It is taking some fire storms to get it done, but we believe a big corner has been turned. Given some time, the new team at the Caney City Hall might just make us proud again. We’ve got no place to go but up.

— Rudy Taylor

Costly payday Cherryvale should rethink its severance terms with city administrators Cherryvale city taxpayers are saddled with the responsibility of providing severance packages to city administrators. That’s nothing new in the world of corporate executives and municipal administrators; they are typically allowed additional compensation, sometimes the equivalent of several months of salary, if they are laid off from their positions. In the ever-expensive corporate world, such severance packages are enormous. So, we did not get dizzy when we learned several weeks ago that former Cherryvale city administrator/city attorney John Bullard got a $14,000 severance package — the equivalent to three month’s salary — when he left his position at City Hall in August. However, we did find heartburn when we learned that there was some sort of confusion as to how and why the former city administrator was gramted a severance package. Under the terms of city policy, Cherryvale’s city administrators, like other city employees, are required to live within the city limits. Obviously, the city council allows new administrators several months to relocate to Cherryvale. However, Bul-

lard indicated he could not find suitable housing after about one year on the job. We understand that situation. Suitable housing remains Cherryvale’s top challenge. So, a breach of contract was declared. Bullard left his position as city administrator (retaining his duties as city attorney, though), and the city council had to write a $14,000 check several weeks after the breach was declared. Here’s the problem: was it a breach of contract on the part of the administrator or the City of Cherryvale? If the administrator was unable to locate suitable housing, then it should not be up to the local taxpayers to provide a severance payment. This sets an awkward precedent for any future city administrator to come to Cherryvale, set up a shop for several months, claim no desirable housing can be found in that time, and then receive what is, in essence, a three-month paid vacation. That’s why we hope city councilors in the future will cautiously examine the language in their contracts with city administrators so that taxpayer dollars can be effective yet, at the same time, protected.

— Andy Taylor

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Match Day to boost funding for local non-profit services

The Coffeyville Area Community Foundation will host a Match Day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Perkins Building in downtown Coffeyville. Match Day is a one-day opportunity for donors to increase their giving to 19 area nonprofit organizations. The Community Foundation is offering a 50 cent match to every dollar donated. The Match Day is a simple concept: If someone gives a a minimum $25 donation to one of the 19 nonprofits group, the foundation will match 50 cents to the dollar, meaning that a $25 donation turns into a $37.50 donation. The foundation will offer $25,000 in matching funds for individual donations ranging from $25 to $2,000 per organization. Checks should be made payable to Coffeyville Area Community Foundation with selected non-profit name in memo line, and delivered in

FKHS playmakers to present ‘Into the Woods, Jr.’ The curtain will rise tonight at 7 p.m., (Thursday) and Friday, Nov. 8 and at 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10 for the Field Kindley High School fall production of “Into the Woods, Jr.” Show times are 7 p.m., nightly in the FKHS Auditorium. Doors open one half hour before each show; tickets are $4 for students and $5 for adults and can be purchased at the door. The popular musical is a melding of various fairy tales that end with unique twists. Among the play cast are (left to right) Aubri Zogg, who portrays The Baker’s Wife; Wyatt Starnes, who portrays The Baker; and Melody Harrell, who portrays the Witch that holds Rapunzel captive. About one dozen other FKHS students are featured in the musical production. (Photo by Andy Taylor)

Red Raven Holiday includes ‘Frosty the Snowman’ musical Coffeyville Community College will hold its campus-wide Red Raven Holiday event for

FKHS class of ’58 holds reunion The Coffeyville Field Kindley High School Class of 1958 held its 55th class reunion on Oct. 5. The large attendance enjoyed a day of visiting, eating and renewing old friendships. Visitors included students from the classes of 1957 and 1959. Those attending were: Coffeyville: Kathy (McCarter) Fischer and Larry, J C Wilson and Jean, Joe Merchant, John Smoot, Peggy (Cornett) Armstrong and Bob, Sam Richey, Kenny Keeler, Tommy Thompson and Linda, Freda (Bateman) Wishall, Jack Wishall, Bob Rench, Danny Henisey, Ray Jarman, Carol (Allen) Phillips, Don Handshumaker, Kay (Oskison) Copeland, Gary Baker, Gaila Donaldson and Chuck, Ron Hensley and Kay, Ronald Madron and Carol and Judy (Mosher) Meek. Also Jim and Nancy (Kastler) Jarrett, Shawnee, Kan.; Roberta (Wells) Harrold, Havana; Joe Fernandez and Mary, Marda (Mahaney) Fair, Marcia (Liston) Mayfield, all of South Coffeyville, Okla.; Larry Brown, Dearing; Larry Mahaffy, Santa Clara, Utah; Dick Downey, Olathe; Nancy (Estes) Riggs, Green Valley, Ariz.; Solene (Hanna) Hollingshead, Gardner, Kan.; Ted Cowan, Norma (Day) Derr, Terry Boswell, all of Tulsa, Okla.; Gary Goodman, Vinita, Okla.; Mimi (Rees) Gillete, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Judy (Hamlin) Bates, Santa Fe, N.M.; Karen (Jennings) Teague and Malcom, Pontotor, Miss.; Jerry Bever, Sedan; Bill Gottschalk, Omaha, Neb.; Maggie (McNulty) Benefiel, Wichita; Jane (Ferrell) Armstrong, Locust Grove, Okla.; and Louis Oard, Topeka.

the community on Friday, Nov. 15. This event features holiday fun for all ages and the public is invited to enjoy this free event. The CCC Theatre department will hold a presentation of “Frosty the Snowman” at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., in the Spencer-Rounds Theatre. Lonnie Wash, a sophomore from Kansas City, Kan., is Frosty; Ricky Joe Pugh, a Coffeyville freshman, is Officer Bump; Brianna Allen, an Oswego freshman, is Mary Ann; Brianna Spence, a Lawrence, Kan., sophomore is Geraldine; Bailey Gregory, a freshman from Lebanon,

Mo., is Charley; Clint Thomas, a freshman from Lenapah, Okla., is Joey; and Bethany Acridge, a sophomore from Edna, is Mrs. Armbruster. Skaters are Maddie Stimac, a freshman from Prairie Village, Lexi Brey, a freshman from Caney, Kylie Smith, a freshman from Gardner, and Linelle Wilson, a freshman from Kansas City, Kan.; Jarod Taylor, a freshman from Wann, Okla., is the Delivery Boy; and Lexi Brey is doubling as the Hag. llen Twitchell is directing the production and Chris Cameron will serve as the technical director. Admission is free.

All other Red Raven Holiday events will begin at 5 p.m., in the center of the CCC main campus. More than 20 different events will be held for all ages, including carriage rides, Santa Claus and reindeer photo opportunities, face painting cookie decorating, and holiday ponies. The CCC Bookstore will also be open for Raven fans to purchase gifts and souvenirs for the holiday season. For more information, call (620) 252-7100. Rain cancels the outdoor activities; the musical production will take place indoors and will not be canceled.

FFA team places 10th at nat’l agriscience contest An FFA team from Field Kindley High School earned 10th place in the nation in an agriscience competition at the National FFA Convention last week in Louisville, Ky. The local team of Ashley Frihart and Raye Walthall earned 10th out of 52 teams in the agriscience competition. The Frihart-Walthall team represented Kansas in that contest by virtue of winning first place in a state competition last year. The two students presented the results of their project concerning food attractions among mice. The two students tested whether mice are attracted to cheese or to peanut butter. Their science project determined that mice were more inclined to the aroma and test of cheese rather than peanut

3:30 p.m. • Thursday, Nov. 14 — Community Elementary Family Skate Night, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Roller Dome; RMS wrestling at Cherryvale, 4 p.m.; RMS girls’ basketball at Altamont, 3:30 p.m.; FKHS Career Fair. • Friday, Nov. 15 — FKHS debate at Caney Valley and Maize tournaments; class 4A sectional football game, to be announced. • Saturday, Nov. 16 — RMS wrestling at Columbus, 8 a.m.; class 4A sectional football game, to be announced.



butter. Their analysis concluded that by knowing cheese was preferred over peanut butter, farmers and livestock owners can make better preparations for rodent control using cheese or cheese-flavored baits rather than poisons and pesticides that often are accidentally ingested by livestock. Tonya Brown, FFA advisor, said she was impressed with the local team’s performance in the competition.

Windsor Place to hold crafts show, luncheon

USD 445 EVENTS Listed below are activities in USD 445 for Thursday, Nov. 7 through Saturday, Nov. 16. • Thursday, Nov. 7 — RMS girls’ basketball at Chanute, 3:30 p.m.; FKHS musical “Into the Woods,” 7 p.m., in FKHS Auditorium. • Friday, Nov. 8 — FKHS musical “Into the Woods,” 7 p.m., in FKHS Auditorium; FKHS debate at Pittsburg and Newton tournaments. • Saturday, Nov. 9 — FKHS musical “Into the Woods,” 7 p.m., in FKHS Auditorium; FKHS football in class 4A regional football game at Chanute, 7 p.m. • Tuesday, Nov. 12 — RMS wrestling at Iola,

person between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Perkins Building. All contributions are tax deductible. Cash is also accepted. Hourly prizes of $50 will be given away to the winner’s favorite non-profit and overall winners will receive $200 each for most dollars raised and most donors participating. For more information go to www.coffeyvillefoundation. org. Here are the non-profit organization endowments that will be supported in this program: Boys & Girls Club of Coffeyville, Caney Valley Recreation Commission, Coffeyville Community College Foundation, Coffeyville Friends of Animals, Coffeyville Historical Society, Coffeyville Public Library, Coffeyville Public School Foundation, Coffeyville Recreation Commission, Coffeyville Regional Medical Center Foundation, Interstate Fair & Rodeo, Leadership Coffeyville, and Safehouse Crisis Center.

Windsor Place will host its annual Eden Alternative holiday arts and crafts show and luncheon from 9 am. to 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, at the campus center, 2921 W. First., Coffeyville. The arts and crafts portion of the event will feature jewelry, other gift items, baked goods, books, candles, dolls, candies, holiday and craft items, and much more.

The luncheon will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with homemade Frito chili pie, dessert and soft drink for $5 a meal. All proceeds are earmarked for Windsor Place’s Eden Alternative program, which supports the facility’s many animals, plants, the greenhouse and the fish pond. Call (620) 252-4921 for more information.

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Students at Holy Name School in Coffeyville celebrated Saints Day last Friday, Nov. 1, by presenting the histories and biographies of people who have gained sainthood. The students also had the added challenge of dressing in period costumes to signify the era of each saint’s spiritual service. Joining the students for a group photograph was Father Ben Nguyen (far left). (Photo by Andy Taylor)

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CRMC seeks input from community via survey Coffeyville Regional Medical Center is wanting to hear from the community. CRMC has posted a survey on the medical center’s website at Click on the community survey icon to be routed to the survey. If you leave your name and phone number you will be in the running to win an iPad. The survey will be offered until Dec. 15. The drawing for the iPad will be held on Monday, Dec. 16. Visit CRMC’s website at to take the survey.

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Community Elementary School’s students of the month

Community Elementary School on Tuesday recognized its students of the month for November, based on teacher recommendations. Students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades (top photo) who were recognized as students of the month were (front row, left to right) Brayden Yates, Dane DeTar, Drew Cormier, Jayden Crawford, Kimberly Moore, Amelia Maulsby, Emily Swiger, Mark Christian, Jose Mendez, (back row, left to right) Shayne Horner, Danielle McPherson, Kevin Huerta-Mado, Kenzi Smith, Damien Quick, Alexis Ragan, Anna Talbot, Devon Reeves, Makenna Kuehn. Students in kindergarten through third grades who were recognized included (bottom row, left to right) Wyatt Tracy, Chloe Powell, Andrew Balson, Arianna Strickland, Hunter Fox, Autumn Rippe, Emelyn Simpson, William Smith, Samuel Garcia, Aariel Savage, Tony Ceron, (back row, left to right) Paige Strimple, Tabitha Grier, Emmitt Hills, Mya Strickland, Lucy Mateo, Tylan Swindell, Jada Wilson, Aliyah Fritz, Carrie Kendall, Shaydan Brown and Angel Villaneuva-Magana. Not pictured: Rhiana Cox and Brayden Atkson. (Photos by Andy Taylor)

Pizza Hut of Coffeyville recently asked Community Elementary School students to collect pennies for the World Hunger Relief Campaign. As an added incentive, Pizza Hut agreed to provide a pizza party to the class that collected the most pennies. The winning class was Lyn Caviness’ third grade class, which collected $122.13. The class discussed how it takes only 25 cents to feed one child. With their collection, Caviness’ students figured the money raised would feed about 489 starving children.  Total amount collected by Community Elementary was $1,066.27, which would feeding 4,265 children in impoverished nations.

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Gayle Ross is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation and a direct descendant of John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee during the infamous “Trail of Tears.” Her grandmother told stories and it is from this rich Native American heritage that Gayle’s storytelling springs.  For the past 25 years, Ross has become one of the most respected storytellers to emerge in this timeless art form. Ross has appeared at almost every major storytelling and folk festival in the U.S. and Canada.  She often appears with some of today’s finest Native American musicians and dancers.  She is in great demand as a lecture artist on college campuses and as a keynote speaker.  The National Council of Traditional Arts has included

Ross in two of their touring shows: “The Master Storyteller’s Tour” and “From the Plains to the Pueblos.” Ross has written five critically acclaimed children’s books.  She has been asked to speak at the American Library Association, the International Reading Association, and the International Board of Books for Young People.  First Lady Laura Bush selected Ross to perform at the National Book Festival’s opening gala where she shared the stage with CBS News anchor Bob Scheiffer and actress Julie Andrews. Ross’s tour in Montgomery County will start on Monday, Nov. 11 at the Coffeyville Meal Site, Sycamore Landing and Windsor Place Assisted Living before arriving

at the Spencer/Rounds Theatre on the CCC Campus at 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Ross will continue her tour of Coffeyville with Windsor Place, Windsor Place SCU and the Medicalodge of Coffeyville on Tuesday.  On Wednesday, Nov. 13, she will entertain residents at Asbury Village and Manor House followed by the students at Caney Valley High School on Thursday, Nov. 14, and the Caney Nursing Home and Guest Home Estates in Caney on Friday, Nov. 15. The public is invited to the 10:20 a.m. Tuesday Humanities performances at CCC.  The performances are free and held in the Spencer/Rounds Theatre.  For more information call (620) 2517700, ext. 2145.

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Not only do women generally live longer than men, they also seem to have an advantage reaching the magic age of 100 years old. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 80% of the 53,364 Americans age 100 and older are women. To put it another way, there are 100 centenarian females for every 20.7 centenarian males. In addition, all Americans taken as a whole are more likely to hit the 100-year mark than they were even 30 years ago, when a relatively small amount (32,194 in 1980) lived to be centenarians. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for improvement, however. In 2010, there were roughly twice as many centenarians in Japan than in the United States. P.S. The proportion of females to males in the U.S. population generally increases with age. Please call Cherryvale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for more information about our skilled care facility. We offer a pleasant home-like environment where nursing care and supportive services are delivered by a professional, caring and friendly staff.

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Listed below are breakfast and lunch menus for USD 445 for Monday, Nov. 11 through Friday, Nov. 15. All menus are subject to change. • Monday, Nov. 11 — Breakfast: Choice of cereal, whole grain fresh toast sticks with lite syrup, flavored milk or white milk, fruit juice. Lunch: Chicken and noodles (elementary), chicken and noodles or steak fingers (middle-high school lunch) mashed potatoes, tossed salad with romaine, fat free dressing, steamed carrots, strawberries. • Tuesday, Nov. 12 — Breakfast: Choice of cereal, sunrise bites grahams, flavored milk, white milk or fruit juice. Lunch: Pork rib on whole grain bun (elementary), pork rib on whole grain bun or hamburger on whole grain bun (middle-high school), barbecue sauce, romaine and tomato, tri-tater, ketchup, seasoned green beans, mandarin oranges. • Wednesday, Nov. 13 — Breakfast: Choice of cereal, whole grain pop tart, flavored milk, white milk or fruit juice. Lunch: Whole grain pepperoni pizza (elementary), whole grain pepperoni pizza or whole grain corn dog (middle-high school), garden spinach salad, fat free dressing, seasoned peas, fresh banana. • Thursday, Nov. 14 — Breakfast: Choice of cereal, low fat trix yogurt, flavored milk, white milk or fruit juice. Lunch: Baked chicken drumstick (elementary) baked chicken drumstick with biscuit or whole grain beef and bean burrito (middle-high school), savory rice, fresh broccoli with fat free dressing, seasoned corn, whole wheat bread with jelly, sliced peaches. • Friday, Nov. 15 — Breakfast: Choice of cereal, whole grain muffin square, flavored milk, white milk or fruit juice. Lunch: Sloppy joe on whole grain bun (elementary), sloppy joe on whole grain bun or pepperoni crispito (middle-high school), sweet potato puffs, baked beans, fresh apple.

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Council grants beer license to Pizza Hut Local pizza restaurant reopens after recent remodel, incorporates Wing Street concept By Donna Celaya

Bi-annual fall ritual The Cherryvale Fire Department thoroughly pressure-checks every hose to make sure they are up to par for the coming winter season. The department goes through the procedure every other year, unrolling, filling and testing, re-rolling and re-storing more than 10,000 feet of fire hose in the process. Each truck holds from 2,000-3,000 feet of hose. That’s approximately a half-mile. The men shown here are (from left) Andrew Smedley, Stan Gregory, Jesse Reed, Mike Dressel, Aaron Cook and Trent King. They did the testing along Clark Street, adjacent to Logan Park on Monday. (Photo by Donna Celaya)

How about a pitcher of beer with your pizza and wings while you and a few buddies watch the game? Cherryvale’s Pizza Hut was closed late in October for some remodeling. It reopened on Monday as a Pizza Hut/Wings Street franchise restaurant. WingStreet is a restaurant chain specializing in chicken. It is owned by Yum! Brands, which also owns its sister franchise, Pizza Hut. That isn’t all that’s new. The restaurant on Monday night also gained the Cherryvale City Council’s unanimous approval in its bid to gain a cereal malt beverage license. Adult diners at Pizza Hut Wing Street now can have a beer with their dinner. Shane Watson, manager at Pizza Hut in Cherryvale, said the overall family-friendly atmosphere at the restaurant has not changed. The menu simply has expanded to meet customer demand. “It was a corporate decision,” he said. “We had been wanting to get a beer license

Blood lead screenings to be administered next week The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in partnership with the City of Cherryvale and the Montgomery County Health Department, is offering a free blood lead screening clinic for two days next week. Blood lead screenings will be offered at the Logan Park Community Building, at the in-

tersection of South Liberty and Park Street in Cherryvale during the following times: • Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and again from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. • Thursday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The clinic is open to all residents — children and adults — of Montgomery County. No

appointment is necessary. The free screening only takes five minutes per person, and health officials will be on hand to answer your questions and provide information on sources of lead exposure and potential health outcomes. Lead is a soft metal commonly used to make batteries, ammunition, pipes, roof-

ing and roadway materials. It can be found in common hobby items like fishing sinkers, plumbing putty and pellets for pellet guns. It was used in the past to make residential, marine and commercial building paint and leaded gasoline. Another potential source of exposure is contamination left by past lead smelt-

ing activities. Lead is a highly poisonous metal, regardless of whether it is inhaled or ingested. Lead poisoning can affect nearly every system in the body. Because lead poisoning often occurs with no obvious symptoms, it frequently goes unrecognized.

Cherryvale student prepares for the Big Apple By Donna Celaya

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is one of the most-watched things on television on Thanksgiving Day, and has in fact become a tradition in many homes. This year as the nation tunes in to what could be the world’s most famous parade on Nov. 28, they will see the usual massive balloons, Santa Claus, and Cherryvale’s own Melissa Dutton. Dutton, a senior at Cherryvale High School, will represent her community, her school and the state of Kansas as she marches alongside cheerleaders chosen from around the nation to participate in the famed New York City parade. “Five of the girls in our cheerleading camp competed in the All-American Cheer contest, and three of us won,” Dutton said. “I also won the leadership award, and that was really nice. We had a choice of trips we could take if we wanted to go — Texas, California, New York City, London. The other two girls decided they didn’t want to go anywhere this year.” The trips varied greatly in price and timing. Dutton chose New York City. “It was more affordable than going to London, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is televised all over the nation,” Dutton said.”My family always watches the parade, so this year they will all see me marching in it.” The latter factor is important to Dutton because she has an aunt and uncle, Kris and Ken Levitt in Minnesota, who paid her round-trip airfare. The trip otherwise would have been more expensive than she could afford, “They were really great about it,” she said. “They were going to book a flight that didn’t have any stops, just straight there and back, but it would have cost more, so I insisted they

book flights that had stops along the way to keep the price down. I didn’t want to take unfair advantage of their kindness and generosity. They saved me from having to work to raise a lot more money.” Still, Dutton raised money to cover about $2,000 of the expense. “I had to do a lot of fundraising,” she said. “The school board gave me $500 and the Cherryvale Recreation Commission gave me $500. Those generous donations were real lifesavers.” Dutton said she has been cheering 11 of her 12 years in school. Cheering has become such an integral part of her life that she uses it to relieve stress and she plans to incorporate it into her employment future. She plans to attend cosmetology school in Kansas City after graduating from high school in the spring. And she plans to coach cheerleading at summer camps. “I want to be a professional cheerleading trainer like the ones who lead the camps we have had here,” she said. “Cheerleading has been such a major part of my life for so long, it always will be. Even when I’m not formally practicing, I use the stretches and moves to relieve any stress in my life. I push myself hard to get all of the moves just right. It is part of who I am.” Dutton is the foster daughter of Dusty and Donna Dyke of Thayer. Her biological mother, Debra Dutton, passed away three years ago. Her biological father, Kyle Dutton, lives in Kansas City. “We stay close,” Dutton said. “He comes to see me. He just needed some help after my mom died, so I came here to live with the Dykes, who are friends of ours. They all have been great and very encouraging to me. I would like to make them all proud of me.”

CHS cheerleader to perform in the the world-famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Melissa Dutton . . . CHS cheerleader

for quite a while. Then we did the remodel and we have the new menu. Now was the right time for it all to come together.” The new menu includes all of the old favorites, plus fried chicken wings and a choice of nine sauces, and three new sandwiches, bringing that menu category up to five choices. Watson said the restaurant also has new televisions that will show sporting events, and he is expecting the Cherryvale Charger sports uniforms he is having framed to hang on the walls to arrive soon. “It will have something of a sports-bar/restaurant look to it, but it won’t be a bar atmosphere, at all. We’re still Pizza Hut, and we’re still family focused,” he said. Christopher Weiner, Cherryvale city clerk/assistant admninstrator, said Pizza Hut has a two-month cereal malt beverage license and will have to renew in January every year, along with all other eateries and liquor-sales establishments in town.

Winners announced in Halloween decor competition Winners have been announced in the Cherryvale Chamber of Commerce’s Halloween decoration contest. The top three winners were: • First place: Carol Staton, 1127 E. Fifth • Second place: Dustin Henderson, 511 E. Fourth. • Third place: Tasha Steen, 511 E. Main. The competition was sponsored by the Cherryvale Chamber of Commerce.

Community invited to Food Bank dinner on Saturday night The Cherryvale Community Food Bank invites the entire community to come to dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the First Presbyterian Church, corner of S. Montgomery and E. 4th streets in Cherryvale. The menu features spaghetti and pulled-pork sandwiches. There is no set price, but a free-will donation is appreciated to allow the food bank to continue to serve the community’s low-income individuals and families. For more information, call Bill Ott at 3363198.

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Christmas parade set for Dec. 4; chamber plans lights contest The Cherryvale Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a lighted Christmas parade what will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at LincolnCentral Elementary School at the corner of Carson and Main streets, and then proceed west on Main to the Cherryvale Nursing and Rehab Center. Everyone wishing to participate in the parade should email the chamber’s executive director, Tina Cunningham, at There is no fee. “You will line up on the side streets at that corner. I’ll be there at 6 p.m. to help get you in line. Light your floats up!” Cunningham said. “I hear Peoples State Bank has already formed their Christmas Float

Lincoln-Central to honor military vets at concert

Halloween classics Snoopy and the Great pumpkin handed out books and treats on Halloween to trick-or-treaters Ariel the Little Mermaid, a KU football player and about 750 other little ghosts, goblins, gangsters and ghouls and at the Cherryvale Public Library last Thursday, Oct. 31. Snoopy is Tammy Logan (far left), president of the Friends of the Library; and the Great Pumpkin is Betty Bohr (second from left), president of the library board of directors. (Photo by Donna Celaya)

City to test for asbestos before bidding demolition The City of Cherryvale will have four derelict structures in town tested for asbestos before letting bids for their demolition. The city ran into an issue with a contractor bidding too little to raze three houses in

Construction Committee!” The chamber encourages Cherryvale’s churches to have some kind of fellowship programs after the parade since it is on Wednesday night, a time traditionally set aside for church events. “Any businesses that are having sales, any kind of special events, please let me know,” Cunningham said. “I’ll be glad to get the blast out there for you. If you get details to me, either by e-mail or on Facebook, I will share.” For more information, either e-mail the chamber at the address mentioned above; call (620) 891-0072; or visit the chamber’s web site, www.

town, after he had them tested for asbestos and learned he would have to go to greater expense to have the toxic mineral removed before proceeding to tear the houses down. The city then agreed to have structures tested before letting

bids for demolition projects in the future. Once the test results come back, the city will be ready to start the bidding process for anyone interested in taking the buildings down and cleaning up the lots on which they had stood.

The four structures to be razed are at 409 E. Second, 513 E. Second, 729 E. Ninth, and 610 Front.

The Lincoln-Central Elementary School’s third and fourth grade classes will honor local military veterans during a music program set for tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m., in the LincolnCentral Auditorium. The program will be under the direction of instructor Angela Wickham.

Chamber of Commerce board to meet Nov. 13 Cherryvale Chamber of Commerce’s regular monthly board meeting is slated for 8 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the USD447 school district administration office at 618 E. 4th. All members are encouraged to attend. The agenda will include discussion of the Dec. 4 Christmas lighted parade and festivities, and the annual soup dinner. Call chamber executive director Tina Cunningham at (620) 891-0072 for more information.

Local church to host dinner Anniversary reception set for local couple for local vets on Wednesday Community Thanksgiving

Friends and family are invited to attend a 50th anniversary reception for Jerry and Corine (Lockridge) Holt, Cherryvale, on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 2-4 p.m. at the Cherryvale Public Library Basement, 329 E. Main, Cherryvale. Corine and Jerry were united in marriage on Nov. 15, 1963, in Miami, Okla. She is the daugh-

ter of the late John and Nellie Lockridge of Redfield, Kan. Jerry is the son of the late Dru and Tru Holt of Cherryvale and Fort Scott. A card shower for the couple is appreciated too, by sending cards to them at 809 E. 3rd, Cherryvale, KS 67335. The couple request no gifts.

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Superheroes and super scary Cherryvale Public Library and the Friends of the Library hosted a book give-away on Halloween for trick-or-treaters from infants through junior high age. Here, one gruesome ghoul joins three small super-heroes in choosing books and candy. (Photo by Donna Celaya)

Music honorees Two members of the Cherryvale High School music department were recently accepted to perform with the Kansas Music Educators Association’s Southeast District Honor Band and Choir. Named to the honor band was Nathan Torkelson, tuba, and Emmalie Ingram, vocalist. Torkelson, a sophomore, was chosen as a tuba player for the district band while Ingram, a sophomore, was selected a soprano for the district choir. The district band and choir will perform in concert on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Labette County High School in Altamont. (Photo by Andy Taylor)

New Hope to host Thanksgiving dinner New Hope Christian Church at 928 E. 4th will host a free Thanksgiving dinner and fellowship for members, attendees and guests after the morning worship service on Sunday, Nov. 24. Everyone is invited to both the 10:30 a.m.

worship service and the dinner afterwards. It is not mandatory but is appreciated if those attending could bring a dish to pass or a dessert. For more information, call the church at (620) 779-3772.


Holiday Happenings 2014 set for Nov. 14 in Independence

The Wildcat Exstension District of Montgomery, Labette and Crawford counties will hold its annual Holiday Happenings at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14 at Penn Terrace Apartments, 401 S. Penn, in Independence. Presentations include: • Expand Your Gift-Giving

Dollar with “Food Gifts in a Jar,” shared by Barbara Ames, District Family and Consumer Science Agent – Montgomery County. The Montgomery County Family and Community Education (FCE) Units will be sharing food samples for tasting. • “Budgetizers – Appetizers

Citizens invited to King’s town hall meetings State Senator Jeff King, RIndependence, announced his Montgomery County listening tour will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 19. King, who represents Montgomery County in the Kansas Senate, will be at the following locations: • Caney: 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., Caney Valley Historical Society Sandstone Building, 101 N. State. • Dearing: 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Coffee & Company, 308 S. Independence Ave. • Coffeyville: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Pizza Hut, 1612 W. 11th. • Liberty: 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Liberty United Methodist Church, 104 N. 4th. • Cherryvale: 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., Community National Bank, 333 W. Main. • Independence: 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., Montgomery County Judicial Center (commission room on lower level), 217 E. Myrtle. “Twice a year I have held

listening tours during my legislative service,” said King. “The agenda is simple. I am not there to talk, but to listen to local thoughts, concerns and suggestions for the upcoming legislative session.” King was elected to represent the 15th Senate District in 2010. He won re-election to the Kansas Senate in 2012, representing all of Neosho County and the vast majority of Labette and Montgomery Counties. Each year, King holds listening tours in the 15th district to listen to local concerns and keep citizens informed of the issues under consideration by the legislature. For those unable to attend a listening tour stop, or for anyone wanting to contact Senator King, he can be reached at (620) 714-1881, by e-mail at Jeff.King@Senate.Ks.Gov, or through his website at www.

Tyro Christian Church revival services set for Nov. 10-13 TYRO — The Tyro Christian Church will have a children’s revival on Sunday, Nov. 10 through Wednesday, Nov. 13 in the Children’s Faith Factory at 7 p.m. each night. Frontline from Ozark Christian College, a singing group, will be taking care of the service each night with singing and speaking. The theme is “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.”

Each night, revival attendees should dress according to the theme which will be: • Sunday: Christian t-shirt. • Monday: sunglasses. • Tuesday: blue clothing. • Wednesday: dress like from a person from another country of your choice. For more information, call Tyro Christian Church at (620) 289-4433.


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on a Budget” will be presented by Kylie Ludwig, District Family and Consumer Science Agent – Labette County.

Learn to make an inexpensive food gift, taste samples of the featured recipes and put your name in the drawing for

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4-H team to hold benefit dinner, dance The Wildcat District 4-H meats judging team, which is planning for national competition in Denver, Colo., in January, will hold a benefit dinner and dance on Saturday, Nov. 16. The dinner will be at ICC West from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., while the dance will be from 8 p.m to 11 p.m. All proceeds will defray the travel expenses for the Denver trip and future contest expenses for the entire meats judging team. The meats judging team includes Josie Reilly, Adam Lattin, Jerica Hall, Ty Wood, Zach Wood and Alexa Maulsby.

Grief Support Group to meet Tuesday

Members of the Kansas Authors Club gathered on Sept. 18 in Coffeyville for their autumn meeting. They were (seated from left) president Ursula Turner and Dana Peugh; (second row from left) vice president Louise Vail and Judy Leeds; and (back row from left) Joyce Long, Louise Click, Barbara Cooper, Ruth Ames, Colleen Perkins, Verna Sanders and Nellie Briggans. (Courtesy Photo)

Kansas Authors Club plans rummage sale, lunch COFFEYVILLE — Members of the District 3 of the Kansas Authors Club met at Sirloin Stockade in Coffeyville on Sept. 18 for their fall meeting. After a social, President Ursula Turner called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. Each person present answered roll call with their name, town and current writing project. Secretary Joyce Long read the minutes of the prior meeting, and the members approved them as read. Ursula presented the treasurer’s report in the absence of the treasurer, and an-

nounced that she would be attending the state convention in Wichita Oct. 4-6. Judges for the spring writing contest will be the same this year: Barbara Cooper, poetry; and Joyce Long, prose. The four categories in each division also remain the same. The nominating committee of Verna Sanders, Nellie Briggans and Louise Click announced the slate of officer nominees: President Ursula Turner, Vice President Louise Click, Secretary Dana Peugh, and Treasurer Wanetta Davis. The member-

ship elected the full slate as named. District 3 will host a rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Windsor House, and will serve chili, pie and dessert for shoppers who would like a meal. Judy Leeds of Coffeyville was the guest speaker. Her topic was on writing a memoir. She said she believes everyone has a story and should write it down. The meeting adjourned and the members had lunch together.

Valley Victors 4-H Club holds monthly meeting The Valley Victors 4-H Club Halloween candy. met for their regular monthly New junior officers were meeting Monday, Oct. 21 at the elected as follows: president, vice presiSycamore Township Hall. The Austin White; 27 members answered roll dent, Brady White; secretary, treasurcall by O'Brien stating5.58 their favorite Browyn Labette ad 9-2013_Layout 1 9/11/13O’Malley; 5:31 PM Page 1


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“Thank you for getting me back to the game.” Basketball is Michaela O’Brien’s passion. When leg injuries threatened this student athlete’s ability to play, she was devastated – until she sought help from experienced orthopedic sports medicine specialist Dr. Kevin Mosier at Labette Health. “I was playing basketball and I was in defense mode,” she recalls of her injury. Then, she was shoved down by another player, twisting and turning her leg as she fell. Her coach immediately suspected a torn ACL, which was later confirmed by Dr. Mosier. “I was recommended to see Dr. Mosier at Labette Health because I’d heard he was a really good doctor,” Dr. Kevin Mosier Michaela said. She said he didn’t just ask how her leg Orthopedic Surgeon was, he wanted to know when she wanted to go back to playing sports. “He knew it was a big deal to me,” she said. Nursing and physical therapy staff also provided encouragement and helped her through the rough spots. She recalls crying every day after basketball practice because she couldn’t play. As the months of rehab went by, however, she found herself steadily improving. Dr. Mosier planned her surgery and recovery towards her sports activities, making certain she would be strong again. “Dr. Mosier got me through all of it – got me back to playing basketball, the game that I loved,” Michaela said. “I was training harder, getting faster, my leg was getting stronger,” she remembers. “I wasn’t going backwards, I was gaining more and more.” “Thank you, Dr. Mosier, for getting me back to the game and thank you, Labette Health, for getting to know me on a personal level and providing me with great service.”

Macy Snyder gave a talk about how to clean a chicken. Lillie Taylor led the club in a recreation game called “shoe smooze”. The next club meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m., at the Sycamore Township Hall. — Richelle Reichenberger,

Programs will educate public about health insurance issues Are you uninsured or do you need health insurance coverage? Have you heard about the Affordable Care Act? If you need assistance in signing up for the new plans an opportunity is available for you on Nov. 13, 19, 20 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Community Access Center, 315 W. Sycamore in Independence. Dennina (Dee) Collins, Certified Application Counselor, of Community Health Center of SEK will be available to assist and answer questions. Appointments may be made by contacting Collins at (620) 251-4300, ext. 226 or by cell phone at (620) 687-7484.

The Grief Support Group will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Community Access Center, 315 W. Sycamore, in Independence. This support group has been ongoing for several years and is open to anyone. Pre-registration is not necessary and individuals are encouraged to attend at their convenience.  The group is for anyone whose life has been affected by a loss and wants to know how to help themselves or those they care about.  Whether the loss was recent or long ago, it may still be limiting the individual’s ability to participate fully in life.  If you or someone you know has been affected by a loss, or are seeking information on grief and recovery or just have a desire to help others deal with a death, a divorce, or another major loss in their life this group may help you understand that grieving process. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., at the Community Access Center, 315 W. Sycamore. Sponsors and leaders of the group are Four County Mental Health Center, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, and Webb & Rodrick Chapel. The program will be presented by Webb & Rodrick Chapel. Individuals have an opportunity to ask questions, share their feelings, and understand that they are experience normal reactions to grief. 

Tyro School accepting orders for fruit boxes TYRO — The Tyro Community Christian School is in the midst of a fundraising projects of selling oranges, grapefruit and apples now through Nov. 18. Delivery will be the week of Dec. 10. Each year, for the past 20 years, the school has sold quality fruit as their midyear fundraiser. The proceeds help to keep tuition costs down by providing needed funds for the school. A small box of oranges (approximately 44) or grapefruit (approximately 24) sells for $25; large box of oranges (approximately 88) or grapefruit (approximately 48) sells for $42; small box of apples (approximately 44) sells for $29; and a large box of apples (approximately 88) sells for $50.

Kansans turn in nearly 5 tons of medications

Kansans turned in nearly 5 tons of medications during last weekend’s National Drug Take-Back Day, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. Local law enforcement officials collected 9,777 pounds of medications at 104 locations across the state. The semi-annual event was sponsored nationwide by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, which collects and safely destroys the medications. This was the highest amount ever collected in Kansas during a take-back day. More than 22 tons of medications have been collected in Kansas since the program began in 2010.

Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are increasing, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that traditional methods for disposing of unused medicines – flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash – pose potential safety and health hazards and should be avoided.

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facing the saddles. “When I called Leather Therapy and explained the dilemma facing the museum and its artifacts, the company overnighted a discount quantity to cover the restoration of all six saddles,” she said. On Friday, Kidd began the process of restoring the leather of three of the saddles and an old saddle bag. Removing the mold isn’t as simple as dabbing the solution with a rag and wiping it away, she discovered. “It’s going to take a lot of elbow grease because some of the mold is inside the pores of the leather,” she said. “We’re going to have to take away the mold one layer at a time.” However, a few minutes of rubbing and wiping brought a rejuvenated sheen to the leather saddles and saddle bag, some of which had not experienced a proper oil application in many years, perhaps decades, she said.


he proper care and maintenance of the saddles hits Sonya Hall squarely in the heart. A lifelong Caney resident, Hall grew up with the unmistakable smell of leather. That’s because her father, the late Frank Fichtl, was a custom saddle maker for years, creating hundreds of saddles that featured the the iconic Fichtl “highback” cantle. Those Fichtl-made saddles are considered a collector’s item among those in the equine industry, but they are much


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These before (left) and after photographs of a leather saddle bag reveals the restoration efforts undertaken by the Christian Women’s Trail Riders ministry. The restoration of this particular bag revealed the stamped “Triple T” cattle brand. Members of the ministry would like to know more about the Triple T brand. (Photos by Andy Taylor) more to Hall. Saddles are a piece of personal nostalgia and history to a bygone era when every person needed a saddle — and a horse — for mobility or work. “There are two smells I love the most: one is a horse, the other is a leather saddle,” she said. “Maybe it’s just because I grew up in my dad’s saddle shop and spent my life enjoying horses.” While assisting Kidd with the restoration of the saddles last Friday, Hall was able to play the role of investigator and discover characteristics that indicate how several of the saddles were used. One of the six saddles appeared to be used by a rider who frequently wore chaps, as indicated by the leather scrape marks from the chap buckles on the saddle fenders. Another indication of a saddle’s use was the condition of the wear shown on the shoulders of the saddle pommel, the large, leather-covered piece that sits underneath the horn.

“By the condition of the pommel, you can see it was used frequently for roping or cutting,” she said. One saddle dates back to 1907 and contains the stamped letters C.C. One other saddle has a faded stamp mark from Veach Saddlery, which has been making saddles since 1919. Hall said her father frequently stamped his initials and a date on his custom saddles but only in his later years. Many of his early saddles were not stamped, which is why her eye caught an unstamped saddle during Friday’s restoration effort. “It certainly carries the marks and look of one of my dad’s saddles,” she said.


all said any saddle owner should treat their saddle with a leather conditioner at least once per year, wiping the enrichment lotion not only on the most visible areas but also under the skirt and rigging

guard. Keeping the saddles away from damp conditions also is a must, she said. “If you treat your saddle once a year and keep it away from water or moisture, you can preserve your saddles for generations to come,” she said. “And, that’s important because so many people who love horses look at saddles as heirlooms. People just don’t want to give up that piece of their past.” Kidd said once the museum has removed the mold and disinfected the interior, they will return the restored saddles for display. “It was sad to hear that the museum had such a mold problem, but maybe it was done for a reason,” she said. “It’s made our Christian Women’s Trail Riders take on this as a service project. Maybe others will do their part to restore the other artifacts and get interested in history again.”

Report, the audit found consistent imbalances. Certain outstanding checks and outstanding deposits shown by the treasurer were held by the city and not released until approved the following month. • On the treasurer’s report, certificates of deposit owned by the city were shown as $12,750 versus $17,259 by the bank. • In June 2012, the auditor noted on the treasurer’s outstanding check list an outstanding check was shown as $10,800 less than the amount the check was written for. • From April through June 2012, the deposits were $2,481.34 more than the general ledger showed. • In September 2012 the amount deposited was $3,047.40 more than what was shown on the general ledger. • In December 2012, the amount was $2,579.52 more than the general ledger amount. • Similar irregularities appeared with other deposits. Also, payroll tax and miscellaneous electronic payments through the bank were $3,678.36 more than the general ledger items posted for January through March 2013. The clerk posted $40,550.31 in deposits twice in March 2013. **** In its report on internal control and structure, the auditor found numerous deficiencies, then made recommendations for rectifying those problems. Specifically, it was noted that the City of Caney does not have written purchasing procedures. “This allows department heads to purchase items for employees’ personal use and possibly does not provide for repayment of personal purchases,” the auditor wrote. Also, credit cards have been given to employees to purchase goods without city council approval. The credit cards do not have pre-set limits. Numerous cases of payroll

reports being filed incorrectly or late were noted. Again, under structure and control, the auditor noted that cash deposited has not agreed with cash receipts reports. “This could allow the employee to ‘kite’ the cash (replacing cash with checks) or to steal cash. Also, deposits per the city’s general ledger frequently do not agree with actual bank deposits, and deposits are too often not taken to the bank on the same day they were recorded in the general ledger,” the audit said. Neither the city treasurer nor city clerk reconciles the general ledger cash total to the reconciled total cash in the city’s bank accounts, the audit noted. The treasurer’s bank reconciliations are not proofed and reviewed by any other city officer or employee. Regarding city employees cooperating with the audit, as required by the city council when it contracted the audit, it was noted that Police Chief Rick Pell would not talk to auditors about his hours worked or his payroll sheets since he was “in a dispute with the city council concerning these matters.” The final summary contained the following statement: “As to unaccounted-for cash, the treasurer and clerk both made numerous errors in their reports.” With each concern expressed, the auditors provided recommendations for straightening out the errors or practices. Regarding mistakes in payroll reports, the auditors recommended that the city clerk and city treasurer both be trained in how to perform those functions. Mayor Carol McClure informed city councilors at their monthly meeting Monday that the report was only a “rough draft” and that a “final draft” of the audit would be available at a later date. No discussion was held at the council meeting regarding the rough draft or the audit report.

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INDEPENDENCE — One week after granting a 3.5 percent salary increase to all county employees and elected department chiefs, Montgomery County commissioners are seeking advice if employees within the Montgomery County Attorney’s office are privy to those pay increases. Commissioners last week voted to give the 3.5 percent pay hike but balked at allowing employees with the county attorney’s office from receiving the salary increase because county attorney Larry Markle chose to remove the department from the county’s employment policies and employee handbook. On Monday, commissioners agreed to table a decision on granting the pay hikes to the employees of the county attorney’s office until they can confer with Paul Kritz, county counselor. Markle told commissioners Monday he chose to remove the department from the county’s employee handbook and policies for two main reasons. First, he said existing county policies allows for employees to go through a graduated disciplinary procedure if the employee has been accused of any wrongdoing. Because of the nature of the county attorney’s office, where confidential nature is shared frequently, any improper handling of confidential information would lead to an immediate termination, Markle said. “If someone screws up in that area, they are gone It’s a no questions asked, no second chances type deal,” he said. “Under the county employee

handbook, I could not see myself dealing with an employee grievance policy.” The second reason for removing his office from the county’s employee handbook and policies was the residency requirement. He said he had a difficult time locating parttime attorneys to move to Montgomery County to handle prosecutions. That’s why several of the attorneys with the county attorney’s office live outside of the county. He also said all attorneys within his office are considered part-time and have secondary occupations, such as private law practices or, in the case of Markle, serving as county attorney in Chautauqua County. “No one is willing to move here for what we pay them,” he said. Commissioner Larry McManus suggested that the county’s employee handbook be revised to include language that exempts the county attorney’s office from certain requirements. However, Markle said that issue was suggested after he took office in 2007. At that time, county counselor Paul Kritz suggested that the county employee handbook cannot include exemptions to prefer one department over another, even when the conditions of that department are unique and different from all other county departments. Also at Monday’s meeting, commissioners were asked if the recently approved 3.5 percent increase would impact their own salaries. Commission chairman Fred Brown said the salary hikes approved on Oct. 28 would be granted to the commissioners.

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Upset-minded Cherryvale gains victory at Galena

A gang of Field Kindley High School defensive tacklers apply the brakes to the Frontenac ball carrier during the first quarter of action in Tuesday’s class 4A bi-district football game at Veterans Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Andy Taylor)


Miffed coach awakens sleepy ’Nado COFFEYVILLE — What was the biggest play in Field Kindley High School’s 47-12 win over the Frontenac Raiders in the class 4A state playoffs on Tuesday? It didn’t take place on the gridiron. It was in the locker room. FKHS head coach Murray Zogg unleashed a verbal tirade on his team at halftime that left him nearly hoarse . . . but gave the Golden Tornadoes a much-needed attitude adjustment. That’s because a lackluster and flawed Field Kindley team led the Raiders by a measly 7-6 score at intermission — a fact that left Zogg nearly furious when he cornered his team in the locker room. Zogg’s speech, combined

with some pleas from several senior leaders, changed the minds of the Golden Tornadoes. The team went into the second half full of redemption, outscored Frontenac 40-6 in the final two quarters, and accepted the bi-district championship trophy at midfield following the game. “I almost lost my voice at halftime and went after them pretty well,” he said. “I talked about coming together as a family. So, the second half showed me what our team is capable of doing when we put our mind to it. “I am really proud of the guys, though. They came out of the locker room at halftime after taking a butt chewing, and they played extremely well for the rest of the game.”

The first half was marred by uncharacteristic play from the Golden Tornadoes’ camp. Players seemed largely asleep on the field, other players carried grudges to the sidelines while other players even questioned Zogg’s calls. Frontenac had an early 6-0 lead and appeared ready to score again before the Raiders dropped the ball on the rain-soaked turf and allowed Field Kindley to score on the ensuing possession. That all changed in the second half — redeeming the team’s first-half stubbornness. LaDarrius Johnson led Field Kindley with two touchdowns on 174 rushing yards and 16 carries while Destin Downing had four touchdowns on 126 rushing yards. Quarterback

Nathan Finley hit seven of 16 targets for 112 passing yards. The victory now propels Field Kindley, now 9-1, to the second round of the class 4A state playoffs against the Chanute Blue Comets. That game will be played at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 in Chanute. The Blue Comets, now 8-2, defeated Louisburg, 28-14, on Tuesday. Field Kindley defeated Chanute, 56-27, earlier in the season. Should Field Kindley win Saturday’s regional game at Chanute, then Field Kindley would play the winner Tonganoxie/Baldwin City winner on Friday, Nov. 15. However, a loss to Chanute would conclude the Golden Tornadoes’ season.

CHERRYVALE — The Cherryvale Chargers shocked the state playoff bracket Tuesday by upsetting a highly-favored Galena team, 32-18, on the Bulldogs’ home turf. Galena, the CNC League champion and district playoff champion, may have overlooked the under-favored Chargers, who were the runners-up in the Tri-Valley League as well as the district playoffs. Playing the role of underdog proved to be powerful ammunition for the Chargers. “We told the players before the game to go out and leave everything on the field,” he said. “No one gave us a chance to win this one. So, I think the guys knew that if they wanted the postseason to continue, they had to go out and dominate.” And dominate they did. Cherryvale chewed up the time clock for most of the first quarter, which saw the Chargers draw first blood when Zach Trim caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Lane Raida. Tristan Thornton booted the extrapoint kick. Galena took the ball on the ensuing possession but was quickly forced off the field on downs. That allowed Cherryvale to gain control again, yielding a Raida touchdown on a two-yard scamper and take a 13-0 lead. The Bulldogs rebounded by

scoring two touchdowns, including what could have been a game-breaking 65-yard touchdown interception. However, Cherryvale still commanded a 13-12 lead at half-time and never looked back. The second-half scoring came from Cody Hockett, who scored on a six-yard run; Tristan Thornton, who hit the end zone on a 27-yard rush; and Lane Raida, who scored the team’s final touchdown on a one-yard hop in the fourth quarter. Cherryvale outhustled and outperformed Galena in every statistical category, including first downs (20-9), total offense (410-177), fewer penalties (6 penalties for 50 yards compared to Galena’s 7 infractions for 41 yards), fourth down efficiency (Cherryvale was 4-4 while Galena was 0-2). However, the statistic that proved Cherryvale’s power was total plays. The Chargers had 62 plays in the game while Galena was held to 35 plays. “We wanted to set the tone early by controlling the clock, and we did it for the entire game,” said Hester. Cherryvale will now advance to the second round of the class 3A state playoffs by hosting the Humboldt Cubs at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 at Logan Park Stadium. Humboldt defeated Central Heights, 13-6, in Tuesday’s bi-district game. Cherryvale defeated (continued on next page)

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Turnovers, penalties doom ’Pups

Independence High School’s Chris Jones attempts to keep his footing against a Columbus tackler during the first half of action in Tuesday’s game at Shulthis Stadium. (Photo by Andy Taylor)


Bulldogs brush past Columbus, brace for Paola INDEPENDENCE — The Independence Bulldogs remain alive in the class 4A state football playoffs, courtesy of a 33-14 victory over the Columbus Titans in the playoffs’ first round Tuesday. The outcome was regarded as a shocker of sorts as Columbus entered the game with an 8-1 record compared to Independence’s 4-5 standing. Columbus, a former SEK League member, was the champion of the CNC League during 2013 and posted only one loss, which came to Coffeyville two weeks ago. Prior to that loss, Columbus was ranked fifth in some class 4A polls in Kansas. However, Independence proved to be the stronger team in Tuedsay’s contest, controlling the game on top of a sloppy, mud-soaked turf. Independence, now 5-5

overall, will play the Paola Panthers in Paola, Kan., at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, in the class 4A regional game. Paola enters that contest having defeated Fort Scott, 24-7, on Tuesday. At 9-1, Paola has proven to be one of the formidable 4A teams in east central Kansas. The team’s lone loss in the 2013 season has been to Baldwin City (28-9). The Panthers have defeated St. James Academy, Spring Hill, Eudora, Ottawa, DeSoto, Prairie View, Osawatomie and Louisburg. Should Independence win Saturday’s bout in Paola, then the Bulldogs are assured a game against the Kansas CityPiper/Spring HIll winner on Saturday, Nov. 15. However, a loss to Paola would end the Bulldogs’ season at 5-6.

Koupal, Miller are winners in weekly football contest A perfect contest entry form is the reason Katie Koupal of Topeka wins first place in the Montgomery County Chronicle’s Paydirt Payday Football Contest printed in the Oct. 24 issue. Koupal chose every winner of the college and NFL games correctly, and she wins a $20 cash prize. Coming in second place for a $10 win is Wanda Miller, Caney, who missed three games. Others missing three games but were edged by Miller using the combined score of the Kansas vs. Texas Game of the Week were Ralph Bachman, Coffeyville; Kenny Daily, Coffeyville; and DJ Draper, Bedford, Texas. The contest that is due by Friday, Nov. 8 at the Chronicle offices will be the last contest in the Montgomery County Chronicle for the 2013 football season. Along with the first and second place winners, the season’s grand prize winner will also be named. All 2013 contest winners will have their name put in a hat and a winning name will be drawn for the $100 grand prize. Be sure to enter the weekly contest, sponsored by local and area businesses, and return your entry form to the Montgomery County Chronicle offices in Caney, Cherryvale or Independence by 6 p.m., Friday. That entry blank was printed in the Oct. 31 Montgomery County Chronicle.

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Humboldt, 47-31, when the two Tri-Valley League teams locked horns earlier in the season. “There’s no way we can look at that game (Cherryvale’ as a barometer,” he said. “Coach (K.B.) Criss will have his players ready to play. It’ll just be good to play a home game at this point in the postseason.” Saturday’s game will be the first time Cherryvale has been on its own turf since Oct. 18. First downs

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• Rushing: (Cherryvale) Thornton 23169, Trim 11-77, Raida 9-53, Menzer 4-41, Hockett 10-31; (Galena) Johnson 6-29, Helton 12-29, Mittag 2-0. • Passing: (Cherryvale) Raida 3-5-1-39; (Galena) Cook 7-14-0-98, (Cockerell) 1-10-21. • Receiving: (Cherryvale) Trim 2-22, Gastineau 1-17; (Galena) Cockerell 3-57, Helton 2-13, Johnson 1-21, Bankenson 1-20, Sarwinski 1-8.

CANEY — Turnovers and penalties proved fatal for the Caney Valley Bullpups in a 3022 loss to the Pittsburg-Colgan Panthers in the first round of the class 3A state playoffs Tuesday. The loss ended the Bullpups’ season at 8-2. The first-ever meeting between the two schools proved to be a hard-nosed battle . . . with Mother Nature. Persistent rains during the day and during the game turned the Caney Valley Stadium into a mud pit, which slowed the pace of both teams and converted the football into a greased pig. The Bullpups coughed up the ball five times — four on the ground and one in the air — in the rain-slickened stadium. “I thought we had our guys prepared and realizing that this was going to be probably the toughest battle in the first round of the 3A state playoffs,” said Criss Davis, Caney Valley head coach. “But, the turnovers just killed us. Worst of all, most of the turnovers were just bad ball handling in the rain. It wasn’t like our turnovers were caused by getting hit and coughing up the ball. It was just very difficult to hang on to the football. But, you have to learn from that and learn to adjust.” Caney Valley drew first blood early in the first quarter, but the Panthers answered on a possession that saw Pittsburg-Colgan convert three third downs. The Panthers followed it with a three-point field goal, which gave the team an 11-8 advantage at halftime. In the third quarter, Caney Valley reclaimed the lead at 16-11. The Panthers would answer with another touchdown and extra-point kick to lead 18-16 going into the fourth frame. The Panthers took advantage of one of those Caney Val-

Somewhere in the mud-caked mass of bodies and pads is a Pittsburg-Colgan ball carrier. Caney Valley and Pittsburg-Colgan were each hampered by miserable playing conditions that slowed the speed of both teams. (Photo by Andy Taylor) ley fumbles and scored on the following possession, followed by a 65-yard scamper by Colter Gilbert that lifted the Panthers to 30-16. Seeing prospects of a win fading, Caney Valley found new life when quarterback Levi Wyrick scored on a long scamper that narrowed the Bullpups’ gap to 30-22. A failed two-point conversion kept Caney Valley at an eightpoint distance — or one touchdown differential. On the ensuing possession, Caney Valley’s defense was attempting to stall the Panthers’ drive. On a critical third down and four play at the 1:53 mark left in the game, the Panthers

got an automatic first down after the Bullpup defense jumped offsides. That penalty killed the Bullpups’ chances of getting the pigskin back. However, Mother Nature doled a cruel insult by inflicting lightening over the CVHS Stadium. That prompted a series of weather delays that stretched into more than 90 minutes. Bullpup players huddled in the locker room for that duration to ponder what they could have done differently . . . and deal with the final 1:53, in which PittsburgColgan took a knee on each play to run out the time clock. By the time the final horn sounded, a driving rain cov-

ered the stadium, which had only a handful of fans remaining. For the record, the game concluded at 11:05 p.m. Tuesday’s game was the finale for CVHS seniors Colter Comstock, Antonio McCarrell, Steven Baker, John Michael Jabben, Kenny Brown, Chace Owen, Jonathan Estes, Dillon Shamblin, Travis Young and Brady Hawkins. “We had 10 great seniors who are not only great athletes but also great men,” said Davis. “They’ll be missed . . . because I know they enjoyed playing in four seasons where they helped win four league titles and go to the state playoffs four times.”

Tryouts to be held for girls ‘volleyball traveling team INDEPNDENCE — Independence Community College is conducting tryouts on Sunday, Nov. 10, for the girls’ volleyball traveling team. The tryouts for girls age 14 and younger will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For girls age 15-17, they will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Cost of the tryout is $10 and participants must register with the Heart of America region ( prior to

tryouts and bring a copy of their membership card with them to the tryout, along with the Junior Medical Release form, this can be found at the Heart of America region under general information. If a camp participant doesn’t make the club they can ask for a membership refund from Heart of America. The Club Indy Pirates is a traveling volleyball team that plays other clubs in the

region. They will be able to host and attend tournaments to provide good competition to the participants. The Club Indy Pirates will be coached by ICC head volleyball coach Jenny Madrid and the Pirate volleyball program. Coach Madrid has played in international competition and is a member of the USA Volleyball Organization and the American Volleyball Coaches Association. 

STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Class 4A Tuesday’s first round: KC Piper 28, Jefferson West 24 Spring Hill 33, Ottawa 15 Paola 24, Fort Scott 7 Independence 33, Columbus 14 Tonganoxie 52, KC Ward 6 Baldwin City 19, St. James Academy 0 Chanute 28, Louisburg 14 Coffeyville 47, Frontenac 12 Holton 45, Hesston 0 Mulvane 47, Wichita Collegiate 45 Andale 60, Larned 0 McPherson 47, Clay Center 7 Topeka Hayden 48, Maize South 45, OT Winfield 14, Rose Hill 12 Buhler 14, Ulysses 7 Abilene 27, Goodland 26

Saturday’s second round: KC Piper (6-4) at Spring Hill (5-5), 7 p.m. Independence (5-5) at Paola (9-1), 7 p.m. Baldwin (10-0) at Tonganoxie (9-1), 7 p..m. Coffeyville (9-1) at Chanute (8-2), 7 p.m. Holton (10-0) at Mulvane (6-4), 2 p.m. McPherson (6-4) at Andale (10-0), 7 p.m. Winfield at Topeka Hayden (6-4), 6 p.m. Buhler (9-1) at Abilene (6-4), 4 p.m.

Cherryvale 32, Galena 18 Conway Springs 54, Wichita Independent 12 Kingman 12, Halstead 0 Phillipsburg 27, Sacred Heart 20 Scott City 43, Lakin 0 Sedgwick 36, Douglass 14 Marion 10, Hutchinson Trinity 0 Beloit 50, SE-Saline 7 Holcomb 21, Hoisington 6

Class 3A Tuesday’s first round: Hiawatha 25, Riley County 8 Silver Lake 35, St. Marys 0 Wellsville 32, Eureka 12 Pittsburg Colgan 30, Caney Valley 22 Nemaha Valley 6, Sabetha 0 Rossville 49, Pleasant Ridge 0 Humboldt 13, Central Heights 6

Saturday’s second round: Hiawatha (7-3) at Silver Lake (9-1), 7 p.m. Wellsville (8-2) vs. Pittsburg-Colgan, 2 p.m. Rossville (10-0) at Nemaha Valley (9-1), 2 p.m. Humboldt (8-2) at Cherryvale (7-3), 7 p.m. Conway Springs (10-0) at Kingman (7-2), 6 p.m. Scott City (9-1) at Phillipsburg (9-1), 3 p.m. Marion (9-1) at Sedgwick (9-1), 7 p.m. Beloit (10-0) at Holcomb (7-3), 6 p.m.

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CVHS girls’ team settle for 8th place at 3A state meet

Caney youth football teams win league titles

Caney’s 3rd-4th and 5th-6th grades in the Tri-Valley Youth Football League were crowned champions of their divisions following championship games held Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Coffeyville. The 3rd-4th grade team (top photo) and the 5th-6th grade team (bottom photo) each defeated Cherryvale teams to win the crown. (Photos by Sheri Thompson)

Caney Wrestling Club to hold free clinic next week CANEY — The Caney Wrestling Club will hold its free 2013-2014 clinic for youths age 4-14 at the Caney Valley

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Red Raven soccer team advances to regional semi-final round COFFEYVILLE — The Coffeyville Community College men’s soccer team defeated the Northwest Technical College Mavericks 2-0 on Sunday afternoon in a first round Region VI men’s soccer tournament match at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The win advances the Ravens to the region semifinals on Thursday.

The Red Ravens, now 155-1 on the season, will play Johnson County, 12-6 overall, at 4 p.m. at Hummer Park in Topeka, Kan. The winner of that semifinal match will play the winner of the Barton County-Cloud Cloud semifinal for the region title at noon on Friday in Topeka. The Red Ravens on Sunday

played a near flawless game. Both teams battled a 30-mile per hour south wind that made conditions challenging. The Ravens broke the nil-nil tie in the 25th minute of play on Paulo Claudio’s first goal of the day. The match would remain 1-0 until Claudio slipped one past the Mavericks goalie in the 77th minute of play to

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make it 2-0 Ravens. The Mavericks would play aggressively down the stretch, but the Ravens were able to hold on for the 2-0 win. With their 15th win of the season, the Ravens have set a new school record for wins in a season. The previous record was 14 set by the 2011 region runner-up team. The 2011 team finished with a 14-2-2 record.

LAWRENCE — The Caney Valley High School girls’ cross country team learned how the big dogs run when they competed at the class 3A state meet last Saturday at Rim Rock Farm near Lawrence, Kan. Representing the school for only the second time in school history, the Bullpup girls finished in eighth place out of 12 schools. That finish was not where the Bullpups had hoped to be by meet’s end. However, it did show the team how far it has come since the start of the season. “It was so rewarding to see the improvement in this group of runners over the year,” said Hannah Puckett, CVHS head coach. “Four of the runners on the girls team had never ran cross country before and three runners were injured for most of the season. Our practices were much tougher and I knew these runners had the talent to go far this season.” The best time from the Caney Valley deletion came from Kyndal McIntosh, who ran the four-kilometer race in 17:55.68 to claim 35th place overall (out of 100 runners) while twin sister Kolbi Mcintosh settled for 46th place in 18:16.39. Mackenzie Vining, a CVHS senior who was competing in her last-ever cross country meet, finished in 50th position with a time of 18:17.77. Other times reported by CVHS girls’ team runners included Abigail Billingsley

(19:24.98, 79th), Caitlynn Stevenson (20:17.36, 90th) and Makinsey McIntosh (22:32.87, 95th). The season was considered a milestone campaign for multiple reasons, including: • it marked the first time that the CVHS girls’ team had won a Tri-Valley League championship and a regional title. • it marked the first time in Puckett’s coaching tenure to take an entire team plus individual boys to the state meet. “I’m so proud of them for pushing themselves and accomplishing so much in just one season,” she said. “It’s hard to believe five of my runners are graduating this year, but I am hoping for another successful season next year.” Aundrea Koger of Osage City had the best time in the state meet, crossing the finish line in 15:47.93. Douglass High School was the state girls’ team champion.

GIRLS’ TEAM SCORES: Douglass 78, Norton 81, Hiawatha 94, Southeast-Saline 109, Sacred Heart 136, Effingham 146, Hutchinson Trinity Catholic 161 Caney Valley 189, Haven 216, Pleasant Ridge 233, Fredonia 249, Council Grove 259.

***** In the boys’ division, Caney Valley senior Josh Sherwood finished in 35th place in the five kilometer race with a time of 18:34.75. Jacob Smith finished in 75th position with a time of 19:34.86. Alex Conn of Beloit was the state individual champion with a time of 16:24.35.

IHS soccer team ends season at McPherson McPHERSON — The Independence High School soccer team saw its state playoff journey come to an end Tuesday in the quarterfinal round of the class 4A-1A state tournament. Independence fell to McPherson, 8-1, to conclude the Bulldogs’ season at 13-6. “McPherson is probably the best team that I have ever coached against and just beat us in every phase of the game,” said Matt Ysusi, IHS

head coach, whose team defeated Spring Hill, 4-0, last Friday in the class 4A-1A regional final. “Our team really competed though until the very end and I was proud of our effort. The seniors worked their tails off this season and have a lot to be proud of. Winning the league title, a regional championship, and making it to the state quarterfinals is a lot to be proud of.”

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IHS debaters win first place at Coffeyville Mercy Pharmacy High honors befell the Independence High School debate program at the Field Kindley Invitational Tournament in Coffeyville last Saturday. Independence won first place in the team sweepstakes competition. One veteran team and three novice teams had a combined record of 19-1 in the preliminary rounds of the tournament. IHS debate instructor Roni Burris said the veteran team of Caleb Vowell and Nathan Kessler finished 5-0 with 18 speaker points in the preliminary rounds before advancing to the quarterfinal round, where they defeated a team from Pittsburg-Colgan. The Vowell/Kessler combination then defeated a team from Pittsburg to advance to the finals, where they lost to a team from Fort Scott to settle for second place overall. The veteran team of Zach Stacy, junior, and Daphne Lin, sophomore, finished the meet with a 2-3 record and 22 speaker points. In the novice division, sophomore Kyler Sanders and junior Patrick Neyland combined

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Independence High School debaters pose with their championship trophy earned at the Field Kindley Invitational Tournament last weekend in Coffeyville. Debaters include (front row, left to right) Caleb Vowell, Nathan Kessler, (back row, left to right) Jackson Stafford, Kallie Smith, Doraly Aquire, Kyler Sanders, Zack Schroeder, Zach Stacy, Patrick Neyland and Daphne Lin. (Courtesy photo) forces to finish 5-0 and earn a near-perfect 16 speaker points (15 would be considered perfect) for first-place honors among rookie debaters. In

second place was the freshmen duo of Doraly Aquire and Kallie Smith, who also finished 5-0 and posted 18 speaker points. The freshman team

of Jackson Stafford and Zack Schroeder settled for fourth place with a 4-1 record, their lone loss coming in the fifth and final round.

Spirit of Women fundraiser is a ‘little black dress’ event Mercy Hospital’s Spirit of Women team has planned its next women’s health event, “LBD: Good Health Looks Good On Everyone” for Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Independence Civic Center. Featuring a “little black dress” theme, the evening will begin at 6 p.m. A healthy dinner will be offered, as well as

entertainment and a special keynote presentation, “Keeping Us In Our Little Black Dresses,” by Dr. Anne Hogsett, Mercy Clinic internal medicine physician. The evening also will include a special introduction of Dr. Mekki Saba, orthopedic surgeon. “Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite black at-

tire, bring a friend and learn how good health is always in style,” said Joanne Smith, Mercy’s Spirit of Women program coordinator. Mercy’s Catherine’s Classic Catering will provide the meal and corresponding recipe cards. Special giveaways will be offered by Spirit of Women partner organizations, and

a drawing for a $50 Visa gift card will be conducted. The event is free of charge, but reservations are required by Nov. 13 to ensure adequate seating and food. Reservations may be made by calling the Mercy Marketing & Communications office at (620) 332-3248 or by email at spirit.

Effective Monday, Nov. 4, new hours for Mercy Pharmacy, located inside Mercy Clinic at 800 W. Laurel, Independence, will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The pharmacy is open to the general community and provides a full range of namebrand and generic prescription and over-the-counter medications. The pharmacy accepts most insurances and offers drive-thru service, and its four primary staff members have a total of 96 years of combined pharmacy experience. “We’re extending our hours an additional 30 minutes into the evening to better accommodate the community, people getting off work, etc., and the early visitors to our Mercy

Convenient Care,” said Bill Sorrels, DPH, Mercy pharmacist. “And I know we co-workers don’t look that old, but together we have more than nine decades of experience in pharmacy service.” Sorrels himself has been a practicing pharmacist for more than 36 years, including 12 years in hospital pharmacy and 24 years in retail pharmacy work and extensive experience in compounding pharmacy. Other team members include certified pharmacy tech Kristin Keenan, and techs Dyann Trollope and Cindy True. More information on Mercy Pharmacy services is available by calling 620-330-8282.

Mid-Continent Band to present Veterans Day concert on Sunday The Mid-Continent Band will present a Veterans Day concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Independence High School Performing Arts Center. The various directors of the Mid-Continent Band will direct music reflective of the special recognition given to past and present men and women serving in our armed forces. The program is free and open to the public.


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IHS musicians qualify for district bands, orchestra, choir Several dozen Independence High School musicians tested their vocal or instrumental talents at auditions for the Kansas Music Educators Association’s southeast district bands, choirs or orchestra on Saturday. Earning placement on the Southeast District Orchestra in the violin 1 section were IHS violinists Alina Sigitova, Jessica Turner, Alyssa Golden, Meagan Greer, Robert Skaggs, Dathan Wade and Kaylee Bryant. Named to the violin 2 section were Darwin Shire, Maria Madrigal, Roxanna Santos and Dani Rathbun. Shire earned

the distinction of being the section principal. In the viola section will be Kyler Brown, who also earned the title of section principal, Jessikah Fowler and Alex Cole. Nick Fosnight was named as string bass while Noah Heffernan and Sebastian Cole qualified as members of the cello section. Named to the district choir were three members of the IHS Concert Choir: alto Madison Bloomfield, soprano Courtlynn Rose and tenor Joseph Farnsworth. Earning placement to the

district band were nine members of theIHS band. They include Becca Bradford, oboe; Malorie Sutton and Sean Neyland, clarinet; Jon Ferm, Paige Kyle and Zoe McCollam, fresh

horn; Kyle Taylor, euphonium; Miranda Smith, percussion; and Randalin Ward, mallets. The Southeast District Choir, Band and Orchestra will perform in concert on Saturday,

Dec. 7 at Labette County High School in Altamont. Gaining a place on the Southeast District Jazz Band were Austin Vilasmil, guitar; Randalin Ward, piano; and

Becca Bradford, trombone. The Southeast District Jazz Band will perform Thursday, Nov. 21 at Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium.

Seventeen members of the Independence High School orchestra earned placement to the Southeast District Honor Orchestra. They include (seated, left to right) Alina Sigitova, Darwin Shire, Maria Madrigal, Jessikah Fowler, Kyler Brown, Noah Heffernan and Sebastian Cole. (Standing, left to right) Jessica Turner, Meagan Greer, Robert Skaggs, Dathan Wade, Alyssa Golden, Kaylee Bryant, Roxanna Santos, Dani Rathbun, Alex Cole and Nick Fosnight. (Photos by Andy Taylor) Named to the Southeast District Honor Jazz Band are (left to right) Becca Bradford, Randalin Ward and Austin Vilasmil.

Representing Independence High School in the Southeast District Honor Choir are (left to right) Madison Bloomfield, Joseph Farnworth and Courtlynn Rose.

Members of the Independence High School band who auditioned for the Southeast District Honor Band include (front row, left to right) Zoe McCollam, Sean Neyland, Becca Bradford and Malorie Sutton. (Back row, left to right) Miranda Smith, Paige Kyle, Jon Ferm, Randalin Ward and Kyle Taylor.

Bell, Ewing are USD 446’s students of the month Marine Corps League to celebrate birthday

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old nephew of Carl and Patricia Brown. The nomination form submitted for Jason said, “Jason models respect for peers and adults alike. He tries very hard to include others and works as an enthusiastic team member. He knows why he is in school and works hard to succeed academically.” Jason celebrated his 10th birthday on Oct. 27. Abby Ewing is the 13-yearold daughter of Adam and



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The Marine Corps League will be holding its birthday celebration Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Independence Veterans of Foreign Wars post. The event will include time to visit, a meal and a program. Visiting time will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the meal of smoked chicken and ribs being served at 6:30 p.m. The program will immediately follow the meal. A cake cutting will be held

featuring the oldest and youngest Marine in attendance. Anyone who has served as a Marine and their guest is welcome. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish to complement the chicken and ribs. Those planning on attending are asked to RSVP to Charlie Davis at 620-795-4550 so he can make sure there is enough food for all.

St. Andrew Christmas bazaar, auction to be held Saturday St. Andrew Catholic Church will host its annual Christmas Bazaar and Auction at 7 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 at 420 E. Myrtle. The bazaar will feature handmade crafts, homemade goodies, a personalization corner, cookie counter, face painting for kids, and a visit from Santa Claus from 9 a.m to 10 a.m. The live auction begins at 11 a.m. which will feature handmade quilts. Breakfast will include silver dollar pancakes, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, juice, milk, coffee and tea.

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City rescinds contract with Dollar General Corp. BY ANDY TAYLOR

Plans for a full-service grocery store to be built in Caney by the Dollar General Corporation were pulled by the corporation last week, prompting the Caney City Council to rescind its contract with the Tennessee-based corporation. Dollar General Corporation, through its developer The Petrous Group, had announced plans to build its full-service grocery store called DG Market on city-owned land on the east side of U.S. 75 highway, directly east of the Guest Home Estates. However, Mayor Carol McClure informed city councilors Monday that the corporation had pulled its plans to build the full-service grocery store in Caney and eight other locations across the country. Instead of a DG Market in Caney, the company plans to build a DG Plus, which is larger than the existing Dollar General Store but smaller than the full-service grocery items that the corporation had agreed to in a contract with the City of Caney. The DG Plus would have between 30 to 35 freezers or refrigerators for refrigerated and frozen foods, but the store will not sell produce or meats. “It would have a lot more than what we have now,” McClure said, “but it’s a lot less than what we we agreed upon.” The contract between the City of Caney and Dollar General Corporation calls for the corporation to erect a full-service grocery store on city-owned land. The con-

tract stipulates that the City of Caney cannot sell property adjacent to the proposed DG Market or DG Plus to any other grocery concern as it would provide direct competition with DG Corporation. As part of the agreement for a new DG Market, the City of Caney paid for a U.S. 75 traffic study at a cost of about

$13,000. Councilors debated whether they had the legal standing to have Dollar General Corporation pay for at least half of the traffic study, it not all of it. Since the news of the corporation’s plans to downsize the proposed Caney story, McClure has made inquiries with other grocery chains in hopes of luring them to Caney.

However, she said the council should decide whether to continue meeting the conditions of its contract with DG Corporation. She also said she had visited with Dollar General Corporation representatives on multiple occasions in the past week in hopes they would reconsider their decision to

not build a full-service grocery store. “They told me that it’s going to be a DG Plus or nothing at all,” she said. Councilors expressed disappointment with the news and noted that a DG Plus, though larger than the existing Dollar General Store, would not offer the services that the commu-

nity desires the most. “We are still going to have to drive 15 to 20 minutes to buy fruit or meat,” said councilor Dan Vernon. Councilors voted 7-0 to rescind its contract with Dollar General Corporation. Councilor Casey Eytcheson was absent from Monday’s meeting.

Caney’s longest Halloween tradition A tradition that is believed to be more than 40 years old continued last Thursday, Oct. 31, when Lincoln Memorial Elementary School students and faculty showed off their Halloween costumes in a parade throughout downtown Caney’s business district. Students returned to the school following the parade for classroom parties. (Photo by Andy Taylor)

School board to meet After Prom bingo event set for Nov. 16 next Monday night

Caney UMC to offer free meals twice monthly The Caney United Methodist Church offers free evening meals to the public every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. This is not a covered-dish supper but a regular meal complete with dessert and there is no charge for anyone. Meals are served in the church fellowship hall. The remaining meals for 2013 will be held Nov. 13 and Dec. 11. There will be no meals served on Wednesday, Nov. 27, due to the following day being Thanksgiving, or on Wednesday, Dec. 25, because of Christmas. This is a come-and-go meal, attend whenever you like between 5-6 p.m. and leave whenever you wish. For those who would like a meal delivered, call the church at 879-2648 between 5-6 p.m. that Wednesday evening. The church has been serving the free Wednesday meals for several months, and extends an invitation for everyone to attend for food and fellowship. The church is located at 114 N. High, Caney.

tee. The information/discussion items will be the maintenance director position, transportation director position, teachers and paraprofessionals’ schedules and school finance by the state legislature. Routine reports will be given by the Tri-County representatives, Darlene Sanders; Mark Artherton will give an update on the recreation commission; and information will be given in transportation and maintenance. The principals and superintendent will also give reports. Executive sessions will be called if needed to discuss personnel and negotiations. The meeting is open to the public.

Chili luncheon set for Sunday at Masonic Lodge The Caney Masonic Lodge #324, 302 N. McGee, will host a chili luncheon on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the lodge hall. A $5 donation is suggested, and all are invited to attend and join for fellowship and lunch. Chili will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. until all is gone.

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Local church forms group to assist drug, narcotic recovery A newly formed Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous group has formed and will meet on Tuesday nights at the Liberty Church of Caney, 114 N. Main, Caney. Doors will open at 7 p.m. For more information, con-

tact Steve at 918-924-2933. Organizers of the group at Liberty Church said that recovery is possible, and God cares about every detail of one’s life and so do the church members. An invitation is extended to all who need this help.

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Decisions on two issues will be made when the USD 436-Caney Valley Board of Education meets for its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in the board room, 700 E. Bullpup Blvd. The action items include to approve or disapprove a supplemental contract and approve or disapprove board members to a study commit-

The Caney After Prom bingo fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Caney Valley High School. Advance tickets are being sold for a $10 donation and the tickets at the door that evening will be sold for a $12.50 donation. The minis will start at 6 p.m., followed by the regular

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Council affirms prior disciplinary action; Pell removed as police chief Decisions came after 90 minutes of closed-door discussions; Pell, who was discharged as police chief last Thursday, can appeal decision to council BY ANDY TAYLOR

After meeting behind closed doors for 90 minutes Monday night, Caney city councilors voted 4-3 to affirm previous disciplinary actions against assistant city clerk Karla Fecht and police chief Rick Pell. Those decisions led to confusion among the estimated 30 people who were in the gallery of the Caney City Council meet-

ing, most of whom were in attendance in regard to Pell, who was discharged from his duties as police chief last Thursday. They attended the meeting under the impression that the council was going to act on Mayor Carol McClure’s decision last Thursday to dismiss Pell from his duties as police chief. It was only after city coun-

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and Nathan Byrd voted against the measures. Councilor Casey Eytcheson was absent from Monday’s meeting. Prior to the vote to ratify the action against Pell, councilor April Coots, who is Pell’s daughter, presented a motion to deny the ratification of the employee warning against Pell. That motion failed 3-4 with Coots, Eaton and Byrd casting the minority votes.

After that vote was taken, the council voted to ratify the Pell disciplinary action. Kritz said the outcome from that closed-door discussion had nothing to do with Pell’s discharge of duties. Kritz confirmed Pell was discharged from his duties based on the mayor’s decision on Oct. 31. Kritz said Pell had the right to appeal that decision to the council or take the matter to

Jr.-sr. high honor rolls announced The names of Caney Valley Jr.-Sr. High School students who qualified for the first quarter 2013-2014 honor rolls follow. Superior Honor Roll 4.0 Grade Point Avg. Seventh Grade: Lauren Culver, Will Freisberg, Rylee Hough, Madison Lawrence, Lyndon Nunneley, Montana Owens, BreAnna Paulie, Elizabeth Rogers, Abigail Taylor, Erik Van Schijndel, Trevor Watson.

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CANEY/TYRO AREA: Four bedroom, 2 BA home with outbuildings on 5 acres with water well, grass, trees, creek and short distance to Hwy. 166, located between Tyro and Caney, Kansas, $94,500.00. Real Estate Center, 620-331-7550. MC-R43-3tb _________________________________ ACREAGE: 15.5 acres with highway frontage, south of Howard on Hwy. 99. Fenced and has foundation for small home or cabin in place. Electric available. Pond and deer crossings. $23,400. Judy Nungesser, Realtor Faith Realty Call 620-330-3688 CQ43-tfn _________________________________ Land in Parsons: 4 1/2 acres, pond, city utilities, septic tank. 3800 Main, Parsons. Taking offers. Call 620-423-5935. LC37-tf _________________________________

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PUBLIC NOTICES (Published in the Montgomery County Chronicle on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013)

ORDINANCE NO. 2132 City of Caney, Kansas

AN ORDINANCE FIXING THE SALARIES OF CERTAIN OFFICERS, OFFICIALS AND FIRE FIGHTERS OF THE CITY OF CANEY, KANSAS, AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO.2123 AND ANY OTHER ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH: BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF CANEY, KANSAS: SECTION 1. That the following named officials, officers, employees and fire fighters of the City of Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas shall receive for their services the salaries and amounts as follows: Chief of Police/EMT, a sum not to exceed $44,707.00 per year; Assistant Chief of Police/EMT, a sum not to exceed $39,663.00 per year; Building Custodian $10.05 per hour; Detective/EMT, a sum not to exceed $16.25 per hour; Patrolman/EMT, a sum not to exceed $16.05 per hour; Patrolman (Police Certification or EMT Certification), a sum not to exceed $15.40 per hour; Patrolman, a sum not to exceed $13.10 per hour; Sergeant/EMT/Patrolman, a sum not to exceed $16.35 per hour; SergeantlEMT/Dispatcher, a sum not to exceed $15.35 per hour; EMT Dispatcher, a sum not to exceed $14.45 per hour; Dispatcher/EMT Certified Trainee a sum not to exceed $11.60 per hour; Dispatcher Trainee with no EMT Certification $10.80 per hour; City Clerk, $45,825.00 per year; Assistant City Clerk $16.35 per hour; City Superintendent a sum not to exceed, $44,707.00 per year; Water Plant or Wastewater Plant Operator with Class I Certification, a sum not to exceed $14.80 per hour; Water Plant or Wastewater Plant Operator with Class II Certification, a sum not to exceed $15.10 per hour; City Crew, a sum not to exceed $13.85 per hour; Relief Water Plant Operator or Wastewater Plant Operator with Class I Certification, a sum not to exceed $14.35 per hour; Relief Water Plant Operator or Wastewater Plant Operator with Class II Certification, a sum not to exceed $14.45 per hour; Laborer, a sum not to exceed $9.10 per hour; City Treasurer, a sum not to exceed $4,394.00 per year; Cemetery Secretary, a sum not to exceed $1,131.00 per year; Probationary Employee (on a minimum 60 days, maximum 180days probationary period) extra laborer and part-time employees, minimum hourly rate as established by the Fair Labor Standard Act of the United States, or an amount not to exceed $9.95 per hour (depending upon qualifications and assigned duties); Fire Chief, a sum not to exceed $2,418.00 per year; Assistant Fire Chief, a sum not to exceed $631.00 per year; AA. Fire Department Secretary, a sum not to exceed $1,188.00 per year; BB. Fire Department Captains, a sum not to exceed $437.00 per year; CC. Fire Department Safety Officer, sum not to exceed $437.00 per year; DD. Reserve Fire Fighters, a sum not to exceed $30.00 per year; EE. Quarterly payments not to exceed $80.50 will be made to all Fire Fighters, Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, Fire Secretary and Safety Officers; FF. Extra part-time city employees with work experience and knowledge an amount not to exceed $11.55 per hour; GG. Dog Catcher, a sum not to exceed $10,393.50 per year; HH. School Crossing Guard, a sum not to exceed $9.35 per hour; II. Swim Pool Manager, a sum not

to exceed $9.15 per hour; JJ . Swim Pool Life Guard, a sum not to exceed $8.00 per hour; KK. City Foreman a sum not to exceed $16.00 per hour. SECTION 2. EFECTIVE DATE. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from the beginning of the pay period starting October 20, 2013 and ending November 2, 2013, after its passage by the governing body on the 4th day of November, 2013, and published in the official city newspaper Thursday, November 7th, 2013. Passed and approved by the governing body of the City of Caney, Kansas this 4th day of November, 2013. CAROL MCCLURE, mayor ATTEST: DEBRA MORRISON, city clerk ____________________________ (Published in the Montgomery County Chronicle on Thursday, Nov. 7, 14 and 21, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, KAN., CIVIL DEPARTMENT Nationstar Mortgage, LLC (Plaintiff) vs. Michael C. Hinds and Charity D. Hinds and Jennifer L. Hinds, et al. (Defendants) Case No. 13CV126 I Court Number: Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60


Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Court of Montgomery County, Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Montgomery County, Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the South door of the Judicial Center of the Courthouse at Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas, on December 5, 2013, at 2:00 PM, the following real estate: Beginning at a point 60 feet West of the Southeast corner of Lot 12, Block 1, HIGHLAND PARK ADDITION NO. 2 to the City of Independence; thence West 80 feet; thence North 150 feet; thence East 80 feet; thence South 150 feet to beginning, Montgomery County, Kansas, commonly known as 210 West Park Street, Independence, KS 67301 (the “Property”) to satisfy the judgment in the aboveentitled case. The sale is to be made without appraisement and subject to the redemption period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court. For more information, visit Robert Dierks, sheriff Montgomery County, Kansas Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Brian R. Hazel (KS # 21804) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913) 663-7600 (913) 663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff (115943) _____________________________ (Published in the Montgomery County Chronicle on Thursday, Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and 14, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, KAN., SITTING AT COFFEYVILLE IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATES OF JOHN E. BROWN, DECEASED and JANYCE V. BROWN, DECEASED NO. 13 PR-38 C


THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in this Court by Julie Brown Haney, heir at law of John E. Brown and Janyce V. Brown, deceased, praying: That descent be determined of the following described real estate situated in Montgomery County, Kansas, to-wit: Beginning 20 rods West of the Northeast corner of the South Half of the Southwest Quarter (S/2 SW/4) of

Section Three (3), Township Thirty-four (34), South of Range Fifteen (15) East, thence West Missouri Pacific Railway right-of-way, thence Southwesterly along East line of said right-of-way to a point 438.25 feet North of South line of said SW/4, thence East 598.93 feet, thence South to South line said SW/4, thence East to a point 20 rods West of the Southeast corner of said SW/4, thence North to the place of beginning, Montgomery County, Kansas, EXCEPT beginning 39 rods and 12 feet West of the Southeast corner of the South Half of the Southwest Quarter (S/2 SW/4) in Section 3, Township 34, Range 15, thence North 438.25 feet, thence West 185 feet, thence South 438.25 feet, thence East 185 feet, to the point of beginning, all in Montgomery County, Kansas and all personal property and other Kansas real estate owned by decedents at the time of their deaths. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 26th day of November, 2013, at 9:00 A.M. of said day, in said Court, in the City of Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas, at which time and place said cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. JULIE BROWN HANEY, petitioner HALL LEVY DeVORE BELL OTT & KRITZ 815 Union, P. O. Box 9 Coffeyville KS 67337 (620) 251-1300 Attorneys for Petitioner ____________________________ (Published in the Montgomery County Chronicle, Thursday, Oct. 24, 31, and Nov. 7, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, KANSAS SITTING AT COFFEYVILLE In the Matter of Adoption of: CHRISTIAN SCOTT COONS, A Minor Child. Case No. 13 AD 9 C


THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in said Court by Petitioners, Larry and Mary Crosetto, praying for the adoption of Christian Scott Coons, a minor child, and to terminate the parental rights of Randy O. Coons; you are hereby required to filed your written defenses thereto on or before the 12th day of November, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. of said day in said Court at which time and place said cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said Petition. Prepared and Submitted by: Jeffrey D. Gossard, SC #20731 Gossard Law Office 714 Walnut Coffeyville, Kansas 67337 (620) 251-9000/251-5955-Fax Attorney for Petitioners ____________________________ (Published in the Montgomery County Chronicle on Thursday, Oct. 24, 31 and Nov. 7, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, KAN., CIVIL DEPARTMENT JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association (Plaintiff) vs. Joshua D. Morgan a/k/a Joshua Dale Morgan; Terry Ball; John Doe (Tenant/ Occupant); Mary Doe (Tenant/Occupant); Unknown Spouse, if any, of Terry Ball; Heather Lee Morgan aka Heather Sanders; State of Kansas, Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (Defendants). Case No. 13CV174I Court Number: Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60


The State Of Kansas, to the abovenamed defendants and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns

of any deceased defendants; the unknown spouses of any defendants; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of any defendants that are existing, dissolved or dormant corporations; the unknown executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, successors and assigns of any defendants that are or were partners or in partnership; the unknown guardians, conservators and trustees of any defendants that are minors or are under any legal disability; and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any person alleged to be deceased, and all other persons who are or may be concerned. You are notified that a Petition has been filed in the District Court of Montgomery County, Kansas, praying to foreclose a real estate mortgage on the following described real estate: Lots 1 and 2, Block 7, Solomon and Waters Addition to the City of Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas, commonly known as 602 South Buckeye Street, Coffeyville, KS 67337 (the “Property”) and all those defendants who have not otherwise been served are required to plead to the Petition on or before the 4th day of December, 2013, in the District Court of Montgomery County,Kansas. If you fail to plead, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. NOTICE Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Kristen G. Stroehmann (KS # 10551) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913) 663-7600 (913) 663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff (72303) ____________________________ (Published in the Montgomery County Chronicle on Thursday, Oct. 24, 31 and Nov. 7, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, KAN., SITTING AT COFFEYVILLE IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM THOMAS LIEBERT, S.V.D., DECEASED NO. 11 PR-29 C


THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that on the 10th day of October, 2013, a Petition was filed in this Court by Jane Ellen Liebert, Executor of the Estate of William Thomas Liebert, S.V.D., deceased, praying for a final settlement of the estate, approval of her acts, proceedings, and accounts as Executor, allowance for attorney’s fees and expenses, determination of the heirs, devisees, and legatees entitled to the estate and assignment to them in accordance with the Will of William Thomas Liebert, deceased. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 19th day of November, 2013, at 9:00 o’clock A.M. of said day in said Court in the City of Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. JANE ELLEN LIEBERT, petitioner HALL LEVY DeVORE BELL OTT & KRITZ 815 Union, P. O. Box 9 Coffeyville KS 67337 (620) 251-1300 Attorneys for Petitioner

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CANEY 2014 firefighter calendars now for sale; coat donations accepted Winners named The 2014 year calendars featuring two members of the Caney Fire Department as well as other firefighters from across Kansas are now for sale at Caney City Hall. The calendars are sponsored by the Kansas Firefighters Museum and feature firefighters who competed in a calendar competition earlier this year. Among the firefighters featured on the

calendar are Kyle Kuehn and Mark VanDyne, both members of the Caney Fire Department. Kuehn appears on the May cover while VanDyne, who also appeared in the 2013 calendar, is featured on November. The calendars cost $15 with all proceeds going to the Kansas Coats for Kids program. Firefighters who

are featured on the calendar serve as promotional spokespersons for the program. Last December, VanDyne, through the Coats for Kids program, was able to procure at least 100 new coats, gloves, scarves and hats as well as countless coat donations from local contributors, for needy families in the Caney community. VanDyne said he hoped to make the

coat contributions larger for the Caney area this Christmas season, and he is extending the program to include other needy families in the Montgomery County area. Donations of new or clean, used coats and other winter gear can be taken to the Caney City Hall lobby through Dec. 7, VanDyne said.

USD 436 MENUS USD 436-Caney Valley breakfast and lunch menus for Friday, Nov. 8, through Friday, Nov. 15, follow. These menus are for Lincoln Memorial Grade School and Caney Valley Jr.-Sr. High School. Menus are subject to change. Salad bar and milk and fruit choices are offered daily. • Friday, Nov. 8: (breakfast) ham and cheese breakfast pita, salsa, fruit, juice,

milk; (lunch) country style beef patty, mashed potatoes/ gravy, steamed broccoli, whole wheat roll/jelly (6-12), pears, milk, fruit choice (9-12) or pbj, choice of fruits and vegetables. • Monday, Nov. 11: (breakfast) whole grain cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice, milk; (lunch) cheesy chicken spaghetti, tossed salad/romaine, fresh baby carrots, whole wheat roll/jelly (6-12), applesauce,

milk, fruit choice (9-12), or pbj (7-12), choice of fruits and vegetables. • Tuesday, Nov. 12: (breakfast) whole grain cereal bar, whole grain cereal, fruit, juice, milk; (lunch) BBQ rib/bun, romaine/tomatoes, tri tater, green beans, apple crisp (612), tropical fruit, milk, fruit choice (9-12), choice of fruits and vegetables. • Wednesday, Nov. 13:

(breakfast) whole grain waffles/syrup, whole grain cereal, fruit, juice, milk; (lunch) cheese pizza, garden salad, tomato wedges, graham crackers (9-12), mandarin oranges, milk, fruit choice (9-12), or pbj, choice of fruits and vegetables. • Thursday, Nov. 14: (breakfast) breakfast pizza, whole grain cereal, fruit, juice, milk; (lunch) baked chicken drumsticks, savory rice, corn, fresh

broccoli, oatmeal roll/jelly, peaches, milk, fruit choice (912), or pbj, choice of fruits and vegetables. • Friday, Nov. 15: (breakfast) breadsticks/sauce, fruit, juice, milk, (no cereal); (lunch) sloppy joe/bun, whole grain chips, baked beans, sweet potato puffs, pears, milk, fruit choice (9-12), or pbj, choice of fruits and vegetables, tomato wedges.

He had plans to be Hollywood’s first star.

in Zombie Walk haiku poetry competition

Winners of the Caney Zombie Walk Haiku Poetry Contest held last month were Christian Scobee in the adult division, Veronica Rosales in the teen category and Brenden Anderson in the kids division. There were more than 100 entries in the contest. Both the teen and kid winners received a candy bouquet donated by Nikia Marling of Butterfly Kisses Candy Bouquets. The adult winner was presented with a gift certificate for two buffet meals at the Osage Casino. Because of the number of entries in the contest, the poems will be published in a collection to further the benefit of the Caney City Library. The Caney Zombie Walk was an afternoon event held at Wark Park on Oct. 19 to help raise funds to go to the Caney City Library Building Fund. Shawn and Jennifer Ritter, Caney Zombie Walk co-directors, deemed the event a huge success and thank everyone who had a part in making it so. Following are the Haiku winning poems. Hoards By Christian Scobee Adult Division For flesh is my love Hoards from Hell we rise above Shuffling of limbs. My Friend By Veronica Rosales Teen Division We were once close friends Your should have noticed the signs Close friends … better meal.

However, Nip Vann’s plans to be the original King of the Cinema came to a halt on the streets of Caney 100 years EVENTS ago this month.

Untitled By Brenden Anderson Kids Division Watch out for undead Oh! So much guts and glory! Aaahhh! They got Mother!

Ironically, what happened to Nip Vann on that cold night in Caney in November 1913 is something you would see on the Big Screen. Read Andy Taylor’s thrilling account of Nip Vann in next week’s Montgomery County Chronicle.

Home N Sight is different than a nursing home. Doris Scism knows that first hand. In the last couple of years, she has spent time recovering from illness at several different nursing homes. According to Doris, none can compare to Home N Sight at Windsor Place. So what makes Home N Sight the ideal place to recover from illness, injury or surgery? There are lots of features/services that are unique to Home N Sight, but here are just a few that Doris wanted to let you know about. • Patient rooms are private and more spacious. • The staff is small and consistent which makes it easier for them to get to know each patient’s needs and preferences. • The therapy department is on-site making it convenient to complete daily therapy sessions as prescribed by your doctor. A personal tour is the best way to experience all Home N Sight has to offer its patients. If you would like to come for a visit, please call us at (620) 2524929.

105 Catalpa Street • Coffeyville, KS • (620) 251-5190 “The Home N Sight therapists get me to therapy whether I want to or not. They have great attitudes and are good motivators. It’s such a pleasant place, it’s not at all uncommon to hear laughter in the hallways. The staff likes to have a good time while giving excellent care. I’m glad to be walking again and getting to the bathroom on my own. It’s great to have my independence back again. Home N Sight is the ideal place to be if you need to recuperate. You could look for a better place, but you’d never find it.” Doris Scism – Former Patient at Windsor Place Home N Sight

Planned activities at Caney Valley Jr.-Sr. High School for Thursday, Nov. 7, through Friday, Nov. 15, follow. • Thursday, Nov. 7: Jr.high wrestling at Burlington, 4 p.m. • Friday, Nov. 8: CVHS debaters at Pittsburg meet; FFA Leadership School. • Saturday, Nov. 9: Football regionals; CVHS debaters at Pittsburg meet; horse judging contest. • Monday, Nov. 11. USD 436 Board of Education monthly meeting, 7 p.m., board office; jr. high wrestling at Fredonia, 4 p.m. • Tuesday, Nov. 12: CVHS Fall Sports Banquet. • Wednesday, Nov. 13: Junior and senior high classes will dismiss at 12:30 p.m. for teacher inservice day. • Thursday, Nov. 14: Jr. high wrestling at Cherryvale, 3:45 p.m. • Friday, Nov. 15: Football sectionals, CVHS debate tournament at Caney. ***** Scheduled events at Lincoln Memorial Elementary School for Thursday, Nov. 7, through Wednesday, Nov. 13, follow. • Thursday, Nov. 7: 4th and 5th grade chemistry presentation. • Friday, Nov. 8: Picture retakes. • Monday, Nov. 11: Exclusion Day - shots must be up to date today. • Wednesday, Nov. 13: No preK classes today; all Lincoln students will be dismissed at 12:20 p.m. today for teacher in-service day.

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