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P. 4 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017 THE OSKALOOSA INDEPENDENT SOCIETY County 4-H news Fairview 4-H Club The Jan. 8 meeting of the Fairview 4-H Club was called to order by Presi- dent Allison Nelson who also led in ~eciting the flag salute, 4-H Pledge, .and motto. Roll call was answered by nine vaembers and two Cloverbuds by tell- their New Year's resolution. .. Lily Nivert led in singing "Happy Birthday" to all with January birth- days and "I'm Looking Over a 4-H Clover." Minutes of the December meet- ing were read by Secretary Amanda Nelson and were approved as read. Correspondence was also read by Amanda. Thank-you notes were read from Garrett Casto and Judy and Rudy Stupar for a cookie and fruit box members took to them. The treasurer's report was given by Sherry Seifert who also gave the reporters report: She said it has not been published yet. The council report was by Lewis Bollinger who said the next meeting Would be Jan. 23. Sherry Seifert, leader, said the foundation meeting would be Jan. 25 at the fairgrounds. She said all new members can do a show-and-tell at Club Day. There were 16 members from Jefferson County who planned to attend the Northeast Area 4-H Leadership event at Rock Springs Jan. 21. Fairview had several going. There will be FAC and crops judging at Club Day. Amending a motion, reconsidering a motion, and referring to a com- mittee are the problems for model meetings at Club Day. Members went through all of these problems when planning an activity for the club and making a banner for the 4-H fair. The meeting was turned over to Vice President Lewis to announce the program.Garrett Casto gave a talk on making a bench with a recycled truck tailgate. Amanda Nelson gave a talk on 4-H in the future. Sarah Vanhouse gave an illustrated talk on making a rubber band bracelet. For recreation, Sarah and Garrett asked members to guess how many candies were in ajar. There were 131 and Morgan Casto and Jo Cutright tied to win the jar of candy. Sherry reported that to attend the Kansas State University Lady Cats basketball 4-H Day would cost $20. The sign-up date was Jan. 17. Amy Kramer talked about the club's visit to the Ozawkie City Coun- cil meeting and said "We seemed to be a hit." Lewis announced the next meeting would be Feb. 9 and that the program would be presented by Megan Seifert, Tyler Buttram, and Lily Nivert. Hosts would be the Vanhouse-Kramer and Cutright families. Hosts Jan. 8 were the Nelson and Seifert families. -- Tyler Buttram, reporter Hestons celebrate 50th with reception Feb. 18 Dale and Jerry (Campbell) Heston, loosa High School. She is a homemak- Oskaloosa, will celebrate their 50th er and also worked for the Paradise wedding anniversary with a reception Donut Shop and Cherokee Lodge in in their honor from l:30 to 3 p.m. Sat- Oskaloosa. She retired from the Os- urday, Feb. 18, at the Oskaloosa City kaloosa Public School's transporta- Hall. Family and friends are invited tion department. Jerry's parents are to join in the celebration. The couple Beulah Campbell, Oskaloosa, and the is requesting no gifts, late Alvin Campbell. The Hestons were married at St. Hosts for the reception are their Theresa Catholic Church, Perry, Feb. children, Jeniffer and Lawrence 17, 1967. Trowbridge, Oskaloosa; Shawn and Dale is a 1966 graduate of Oska- Mary Heston, Lawrence; and Kim loosa High School. He served with Heston and Mike Berry, Ozawkie. the United States Air Force. After his The Hestons have six grandchil- service, he worked for W.A. Dunbar dren, Audrey Trowbridge, Atchison; & Son Excavating and then Kmart Austin Trowbridge, Oskaloosa; Newt Distribution Center, from which he Heston and Samantha Heston, Law- retired after 34 years. Dale's par- rence; Michaela Berry, Ozawkie; and ents are the late David and LaVerne Caleb Weybrew, Topeka. They have Heston, who lived in Ozawkie. one great-grandchild, Rebecca Han- Jerry is a 1967 graduate of Oska- son. County 4-H news Rotary fundraiser Lucky 4 4-H Club The monthly meeting of the Lucky is M O n d ay 4 4-H Club was held Jan. 29 at the St. "Treats for Your Sweets," the an- Joseph's Catholic Church buildingin nual fundraising event sponsored NortonvillebyColbyWeishaar, presi- by the Oskaloosa Rotary Club, is dent. Flag salutes and the 4-H pledge scheduled to be held Monday at the were recited. There were 11 members Public Library, the hours 10 a.m. to and two leaders answering roll call 5:30 p.m. by saying their favorite flavor of ice If you're interested in "scoring cream. Song leader Kaley Olberding some points" with that special some- led the club in singing "Happy Birth- one in your life on Valentine's Day, you day" to Abraham Noll. may want to check out the homemade MeLouth news Emily Johnson secretary, read the candy, cookies and other baked items by Penny Woodring minutes from last month's meeting that will be on display in the meeting McLouth High School alumni and stated they were published in the room at the back of the library, which band members are welcome to play Oskaloosa Independent. Aaron Noll, is located at 315 Jefferson. in the pep band, according to Jacob treasurer, gave the club's financial Candy, cookies and other baked Bubb, director. There are two more report, items will be available for purchase home basketball games remaining, Community leader Sara Noll in- on a cash-and-carry basis. Tuesday, Feb. 14, and Friday, Feb. 17. formed the club that the spring poul- On the other hand, you may want Those who wish to participate should try show will be held March 4 at the to. surprise your sweetie by making contact him at fairgrounds in Valley Falls. Check-in a successful bid on a load of gravel with name and instrument to ensure starts at 7:30 a.m. with the show (ladies, here's your chance) during there is enough sheet music for every- starting at 9. She also announced the the silent auction, but if that doesn't one. spring beef show is slated forApril 8. happen to be his idea of something "It's a great way to support our Interested members should contact really romantic, how about 25 pounds school. This will be a fun time to get Eric and Caryn Vaught. of beef or an introductory flying lea- your instrument out again and play Leader Bridget Weishaar handed out son? with the band students," Bubb said. county-wide T-shirt order forms and Guys, there's a pretty good chance Ifit has been awhile, you should still Carnival raffle tickets. Each member you could win her heart all over again come. The school band members will was asked to sell two books. Members by making a successful bid on a photo be there to cover all of the parts, so no of the club voted to donate $175 to the shoot.And for just the two of you (and need to worry," the director said. 4-H Foundation. perhaps a few of your closest friends The band will meet in the band room Before the meeting, the club, as well), how does a pontoon rental at 5:30 p.m. along with Winchester 4-H, attended sound? The 1967 Class of McLouth High 4-H Sunday at St. Joseph's Catholic The money raised through the sale School will meet for a "Laughing Church. After Mass, participating of goodies and the auction willbe used Lunch" at noon Thursday, Feb. 16, members provided coffee, doughnuts, to fund scholarships for Oskaloosa in T & D's Place at 105 South Union and juice to members of the parish. High School students and send OHS Street in downtown McLouth (located Each 4-H'er also brought projects to students to Rotary Youth Leadership ~n what we remember as our old drug display to the public. Academy. store).All classmates are invited. The For recreation, the club made a class is looking forward to celebrat- trip to Snow Creek in Weston, Mo., ing its 50th anniversary in May and for a day of tubing. is making plans for the reunion and The next meeting was to be Feb. attendance at the MHS alumni ban- 5. quet. -- Emily Johnson, reporter. (Published in The Oskaloosa Independent January 26, February 2, and 9, 2017)3t PUBLIC NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING Jefferson County Rural Water District #13 NOBODY UNDERSTANDS THE RISKS YOU FACE MORE THAN A LENDER. Which explains why no one puts more into your crop insurance plan than Frontier Farm Credit. We work to deliver the most cost-effective options to meet your needs. Discover the difference with a no-cost, no-obligation crop insurance plan review. HIAWATHA OFFICE: 78$-742-352t FRONTIER This institution ts an equal Opportunity prO~ddet and employer. Buy a set of 4 HANKOOK tires, any size or style, and get a $60 instant rebate off the total cost. 35-1tc FRONTIERFARMCREDIT,cOM Kimmel's 1907 book is program for NARFE The Jefferson County Chapter of the National Association of Federal Retired and Active Employees met Jan. 17 in Valley Falls. Judy Glasgow presented a pro- gram based on a book written by her great-great-aunt, Lydia Kimmel, titled "Pilgrimage to Europe and the Orient." Kimmel, from the McLouth area, departed from New York City in 1907 on an ocean liner for a three-month religious pilgrimage throughout Europe and the Orient. In the book, she told of her experiences traveling 18,000 miles by ocean liner, train, horses, and boats to visit religious points of interest in Rome, Greece, Turkey, Palestine, and Israel. Glasgow told that their journey included riding horses 25 to 30 miles a day, at which time the resourceful Ms. Kimmel undid the pleats in her skirt so she could tie it up in order to straddle the horse. At the end of their long trip, once the ocean liner returned to New York City, passengers had to be tendered in by rowboat a few miles because the ship could not dock. The 63rd Kansas Federation of NARFE Chapters' annual convention will be held at the Atrium Hotel & Conference~ Center, Hutchinson, April 23 through 25. Members discussed putting together a Jefferson- County themed basket to be auctioned with proceeds to benefit Alzheimer's re- search. Members were asked to bring ideas to the February meeting on what items would be good to put in the basket. Bev Schuler shared a source for each member to use to keep an up-to- date record of important information that would be needed by survivors. The chapter will pay for John and Shirley Tripp's meals for the rest of the year in appreciation for their work setting up tables, chairs, and tableware and cleaning up after each meeting. President Ethel Jenkins presided. There were 21 members present. The next meeting is Feb. 21. John and Shirley Tripp will provide the program and Judy Glasgow will pro- vide dessert. -- Myrna Murphy, acting secre- tary March focus group to gather input NEK-CAP Inc. is conducting its triennial comprehensive community assessmenL and wants the public's input. A focus group meeting wil] be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, at the ColonialAcres Event Center at Oska- loosa. "It is important for NEK-CAP Inc. to have clear understanding of life in your county, cities and rural areas, so we provide needed services to low-income customers living in our service area," said Jeanette Sperfs- lage, director of program operations. NEK-CAP Inc. is required to conduct a full community needs as- sessment as a requirement of their funding sources--Community Ser- vice Block Grant and Head Start. "It is our agency's hope you can attend the upcoming Focus Group in your county - please mark your calendar and attend the meeting that will last approximately an hour," Sperfslage said. Lewis Wayne McNary 85th birthday party planned for McNary Lewis Wayne McNary will cel- ebrate his 85th birthday with a reception at the Ozawkie Township Hall and Fire Station from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. Relatives and friends are all in- vited to attend. No gifts please. Host of the event will be his spouse, Theresa McNary. Other hosts in- clude Debbie McNary, Wanda Clark, Rodney and Cheryel McNary, John and Lori McNary, and Michael and Brenda McNary. Wayne was born Feb. 17, 1932, in Ritchey, Mo., the son of Adam Cyrus "Mac" and Eva Juanita Vawter McNary. He is a 1950 graduate of Ozawkie High School. He married Lois Jean Hurst May 26, 1952, in Topeka. He later married Theresa Ann Burns Askren Jan. 15, 1994, in Oskaloosa. He has spent most of his life in the Ozawkie and Oskaloosa communi- ties. He is retired after 29 years with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Topeka. Conservation workshop planned in Brown County A workshop for farmers concern- ing conservation plantings will be held March 6 to provide information on their uses and benefits. The workshop will feature presen- tations by resource professionals and producers on a variety of practices and projects. An afternoon field trip will be included to observe various practices. There is no charge for the work- shop, which will be held at the Bingo Hall, Golden Eagle Casino, 1121 Goldfinch Road west of Horton. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided if reserva- tions are received by noon Feb. 27. To make reservations, call 785-284-3422 or email watershed@delawarewraps. com. Conservation plantings include riparian forest buffers, grass filter strips, streambank revegetation, prairie and wetland restoration, agroforestry, and cover crops. The workshop is sponsored by the Delaware River Watershed Res- toration and Protection Strategy Program. Kerry Wedel is the coordi- nator. EcoWater gives you better than bottle water from your tap. That's just one of the many reasons to have McEIroy's install an EcoWater system in your home. Call today. m.Elroy' 785-266-4870 i www.mcelroys,com Lone Star Tire Center, Oskaloosa, along with HANKOOK Tire is offering a THREE WEEK early spring special. This will be one of the LARGEST events of 2017, so don1 miss out on this exciting offer. 33-23-3tc 14054 90TH STREET 1/2 mile west of Oskaloosa on 92 Hwy., left on Community Calendar Oskaloosa Feb. 9: Story Time and Play Group (How Does Mail Work?), Library, 10 a.m.; National Honor Society- sponsored Blood Drive, Multipurpose Room at school complex, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Jefferson County Historical Society meeting, Old Jefferson Town, 7. Feb. 10: HS basketball vs. Jackson Heights (Senior Night), 5 p.m. - to be followed at 9 by 5th Quarter at United Methodist Church. Feb. 11: HS forensics tournament at Jefferson County North, 8 a.m.; HS wrestling at Chase County, 9:30; Old Jefferson Town open, 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 13: Board of County Commis- sioners meeting, Courthouse, 1 p.m.; JHS boys basketball at Valley Falls, 4:30; HS basketball vs. Jefferson County North, 5; USD 341 Board of Education meeting, District Office, 7. Feb. 14: HS basketball at Horton, 5 p.m. Feb. 15: Northeast Kansas League HS forensics tournament at Pleasant Ridge, 8 a.m.; Rotary Club meeting, Library, noon. McLouth Feb. 9: MS boys basketball vs. Jackson Heights, 4:30 p.m.; HS bas- ketball at Horton, 5. Feb. 10: HS basketball at Pleasant Ridge, 5 p.m. Feb. 1 I:HS forensics tournament at Jefferson County North, 8 a.m. Feb. 13: MS boys basketball at Pleasant Ridge, 4:30 p.m.; USD 342 Board of Education meeting, Library Classroom at school complex, 7. Feb. 14: HS basketball vs. Maur Hill-Mount Academy (Senior Night), 5 p.m. Feb. 15: Northeast Kansas League HS forensics tournament at Pleasant Ridge, 8 a.m. Winchester Feb. 10: HS basketball at Valley Falls, 5 p.m. Feb. 11: HS forensics tournament (host school), 8 a.m. Feb. 13: HS basketball at Oskaloo- sa, 5 p.m.; City Council meeting, John Steuart Curry Community Center, 7; USD 339 Board of Education meeting, District Office, 7:30. Feb. 14: HS basketball vs. Pleasant Ridge, 5 p.m. Feb. 15: Northeast Kansas League HS forensics tournament at Pleasant Ridge, 8 a.m. 4-City 911 call summary The information that follows rep- resents a summary, by nature, of the calls handled by the Jefferson County 9-1-1 Dispatch Center on behalf of the Oskaloosa, McLouth, Winchester and Nortonville police departments from Jan. 26-Feb. 1. Oskaloosa: Pick up Papers, 2; Check Vehicle Occupants, 2; Domestic Disturbance, 1; Theft Report, 3; Ani- mal Call, 1; Check Welfare, 1; Falls, 2; Total Calls, 12. McLouth: Check Vehicle Occu- pants, 6; Code Enforcement, 2; Total Calls, 8. Winchester: Check Vehicle Occu- pants, 3; Suspicious Person, 1; Total Calls, 4. Nortonville: Check Vehicle Oc- cupants, 3; Animal Call, 7; Juvenile Call, 1; Criminal Damage/Vandalism, 1; Total Calls, 12. McLouth Municipal Court Feb. 2: Kevin D. Coons, Wellsville, 40 mph/20 mph zone, guilty, $180 fine and $85 in court costs; Rocky G. Elliot, Tonganoxie, motor vehicle liability in- surance, dismissed; John E. Haddock III, Winchester, motor vehicle liability insurance, dismissed; Augustus Cale Harrison, McLouth, 38 mph/20 mph zone, guilty, $156 fine, $10 notice fee and $85 in court costs; Taylor R. Johnson, Kansas City, Kan., careless driving, guilty, $141 fine and $85 in court costs, motor vehicle liability insurance, dismissed; Tiffany L. Mar- tino, Olathe, motor vehicle liability insurance, dismissed; Rebekah D. Oster, Kansas City, Mo., illegal tag, dismissed; Savannah J. Russell, Base- hor, careless driving, guilty, $30 fine and $85 in court costs, motor vehicle liability insurance, dismissed; Rich- ard C. Smith, McLouth, expired tag, guilty, $20 fine and $85 in court costs, motor vehicle liability insurance, dis- missed; Garrett L. Sullivan, McLouth, accident involving death or personal injuries, guilty, $100 fine and $100 in court costs, duty to give information and render aid, dismissed, driving in violation of restrictions, guilty, $150 fine; Bridget Jade VanHoutan, Os- kaloosa, 38 mph/20 mph zone, guilty, $156 fine and $85 in court costs; Nic- hole Maxwell, McLouth, no proof of insurance, failed to appear, notice to appear ordered to be sent ($10 notice fee); Jamie Ring, Linwood, illegal tag, failed to appear, notice to appear ordered to be sent ($10 notice fee). Nortonville Feb. 9: Pantry of Hope open, 3 to 5 p.m.; Helping Hands & Joyful Hearts open, 4 to 7; MS boys basketball at Everest, 4:30. Feb. 13: MS boys basketball vs. Jackson Heights, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 14: Helping Hands & Joyful Hearts open, 4 to 7 p.m.; City Council meeting, City Hall, 7:30; HS junior varsity boys basketball vs. Pleasant Ridge. In Washington U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins R-2nd District Room 1526 Longworth HOB Ph. 202-225-6601 U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R Room: 521 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 Ph. 202-224-6521 Contact: publidindex'cfm/e-mail-j erry U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R 109 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington DC 20510 202-224-4774 Contact: public/?p=EmailPat 8ul cribe at JeffCounWNew .oom Jefferson County Rural Water District #13 public notice is hereby given in ac- cordance with K.S.A. 82-1626, state of Kansas, that on February 16, 2017, at the Sunnyside School, 1121 Republic Road, at 7:00 p.m., the membership of Jef- ferson County Rural Water District #13 shall meet for the purpose of: 1. Vote of Bylaw Change 2. Election of Directors 3. Consideration of Any Other Business In the event of inclement weather the meeting will be rescheduled to February 23 (same time and location) and an automated voice mail message will go out to the entire District with the update. Gordon A. Brest, Chairman of the Board PUBLIC NOTICE (Published in The Oskaloosa Independent February 9, 2017)1t Real Estate Value Notices Will Arrive Soon In accordance with Kansas State Statutes, the Jefferson County Ap- praiser's Office will be mailing out the 2017 "Change of Value Notices" on or before March 1st. A study of the residential real estate market indicated the market is stable with an upward trend of 3%-5%. All residential properties will see a slight decrease or increase in 2017 to adjust for market conditions. A study of the commercial real estate market indicated that the com- mercial market is stable with an upward trend of 2%-5%. All commercial properties will see a slight value change for 2017. A study of the real estate market for vacant land indicated the market is stable with an overall increase of 1%-4% in market land values in most areas. The 2017 values from the Kansas Department of Revenue, Division of Property Valuation, indicated an increase to value in cropland, including grassland. The Ag"use"values are based on an (8) year average of reported income & expenses. If you are an owner of a mixed use property, or any real property, please look your valuation over closely to ensure a fair and equitable valuation. As a taxpayer you have two opportunities, per year, to protest. You may only protest once a year. Your first opportunity is in March when you receive your new valuation notice. You have 30 days from the day the valuation notice is mailed to appeal your value. This is the most opportune time to take care of these matters, for the value has not been generated to a tax dollar. Your second opportunity is after you receive your tax statement. Once these values have been generated to a tax dollar and a tax bill sent, you must complete and submit a protest form when you pay your tax. Janet L Allen, RMA Interim County Appraiser Jefferson County, KS t