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THE OSKALOOSA INDEPENDENT THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018 P. 3 NEWS Nortonville (Continued from page 1) Photo by Rick Nichols They took time for some book time The annual Kindergarten Reading Festival at Oskaloosa Elementary School was held Friday afternoon after school, and from 3:20 up until 5, 19 boys and girls had a chance to either read aloud from books while one of their parents or another adult was listening, have one of their par- ents or another adult read to them, or do some of both. Reading Recovery teacher and Festival coordinator Peggy Reiling told the paper that the event represented the children's introduction to the Accelerated Reader software program, which schools use to monitor reading practice. In the photograph above, which was taken in the library at the school complex, Vinnie Southiere, a former OES counselor, is pictured reading to his granddaughter, 6-year-old Jillian Southiere. She is the daughter of Vinnie and Josie Southiere of rural Oskaloosa.The book? "Pete the Cat and the New Guy" by Kimberly and James Dean. m (Continued from page 1) replacing the roof for the corn- There was a brief discussion munity center. That being the about the current Memorandum case, he was of the feeling that of Understanding between the the city should have a qualified city and the Library Board. The individual inspect the building mayor told the council that he in its entirety to determine would like to see the document what all needs to be replaced altered to make it read that the and what all needs to be fixed, city would be responsible for then the city should solicit some insuring the library and its con- bids on the work that would be tents, while the board would be involved, responsible for everything in the The mayor informed the way of maintenance except for council that the city had re- major maintenance projects. ceived a letter from a middle The mayor indicated that the school student who was con- MOUwould be discussed at the cerned about the condition of council's next meeting. the nets at the basketball court The city clerk reported that in the park. He went on to say she was preparing to mail 25 that the city could probably buy letters pertaining to the alleged a couple ofnew nets to take care presence of junk vehicles on of the problem, but the council private property to property didn't take any action on the owners around town. ma~ter, at least: formally. The mayor read aloud a proc- The mayor reported that F.W. lamation designating April as Huston Medical Center has ap- Fair Housing Month in Win- proached him about the possibil- chester, then signed the docu- ity of having a chicken coop built ment. near its assisted living center The mayor informed the to the west of the hospital. He council that he would like to said the chickens that would be schedule a review of city employ- living in the coop would be there ees' on-the-job efforts for June. solely for therapeutic purposes, The meeting concluded at not to lay eggs residents would 8:27. be consuming. (Continued from page 1) ended up in cardboard boxes, each of which could hold 36 bags with a combined weight of 33 pounds. Based in Naples, Fla Meals of Hope is a food-packaging organization whose mission is "Communities coming together to end hunger." According to the operation's website, most of its meal packages are donated to the Feeding America Food Bank Network. DEADLINE FOR 5 hadn't been operating. He proceeded to add that he would be giving a new starter a try the next day in an effort to make the well function as it should. The city superintendent also reported that a sewer line had become clogged and that a "jet- ter truck" from out of town had been used to take care of the problem. He said tree roots were responsible for the blockage. The city clerk mentioned the latest Water Quality Report for Nortonville, the 2017 report, which can be viewed by visiting the city's website at www.nor- "Drink up. The water is good," she proclaimed. Agenda item "2017 Audit": The city clerk told the mayor and council that she looked for Patsy Porter, C.P.A Atchison, to drop by City Hall to start audit- ing the city's financial records for 2017 once "tax season" was over. The city clerk reported that the city office had been repaint- ed, which prompted some of the councilmen to compliment the room's new look. Assistant Chief of Police Tom Ryan made available to the paper a copy of the Media Incident Log covering the pe- riod from March 11 to April 8. According to it, there were 39 incidents during this 29-day pe- riod, including one categorized as "Domestic Disturbance", one categorized as "Mental" and one categorized as "Trespassing". Most of the rest fell into one of two categories, "Animal Call" or "Code Enforcement". Asked by Councilman Barnes why there were so many animal calls, Ryan mentioned barking dogs, dogs running at large and pets for which the city had no vaccination records. On a 4-0 vote, the council approved the latest financial report, which covered the first three months of the year. "Ev- erything looks very good," the city clerk told the mayor and council while the men were looking over the numbers in front of them, just before the vote was taken. Voting 4-0, the council OK'd the report that had been pre- pared for the meeting by City Treasurer Alice Henning. Council President Ray Brown was unable to attend the meet- ing, which ended at 6:58. The IndependentI IAdvertiSe'" 785-863-2520 I independent I PO Box 278 Oskaloosa, KS 66066 I Photo submitted Kansa Prairie Quilt Club member Monica Mackison and raffle winner Joyce Heinen display"NoTwo Alike," a quilt made by the club that is now in a national show in Paducah, Ky. i qui nternational A quilt submitted by the 45- member Kansa Prairie Quilt Club of Oskaloosa is a semifinal- ist in a national quilt show at Paducah, Ky. Club members Monica Mack- ison, Chris Parker, and Lucia McKeithen, all Ozawkie area, and Terry Lassen, McLouth, are in Paducah this week to attend the show. The Kansa quilt, 'iNo Two Alike," was chosen along with 404 others in the annual con- test, now in its 34th year. Three quilting authori- ties will judge these finalists, awarding first-, second-, and third-place prizes in 16 cat- egories, along with nine overall awards. "This is really a prestigious quilt show and being selected as a semifinalist is a real honor," said Mackison. Fifteen members worked on the quilt, scattering di"esden snowflakes randomly on a blue background. They were then hand appliqued down and tat- ting was added as an embel- lishment made by member Jane Kerns, Williamstown. The quilt was raffled offlast year to raise funds to support the club's charity work. The winner was Joyce Heinen, Val- ley Falls. The club meets the third Wednesday of the month,at the First Presbyterian Church in Oskaloosa. Their service proj- ects support God's Storehouse, Alpha Christian Children's Home, veterans, and many oth- ers. The club holds its own quilt show the first Saturday in December at the Oskaloosa school. (Continued from page 1) been submitted to the county by Topeka-based Westar Energy, the other by CenturyLink. Westar will be installing sev- en poles and two pole anchors in running an electrical line to a new home under construction at 14468 126th Street. CenturyLink will be bury- ing a fiber optic cable in the general vicinity of 166th Street and Mooney Creek Road. Executive Session The commissioners met pri- vately with the county counsel- or and the Public Works director for a total of 40 minutes, citing as justification for the need for privacy the attorney-client privilege recognized in the Kan- sas Open Meetings Act. "Pend- ing litigation" was identified as being the subject that was to be discussed. When the meeting reopened to the public, Malta announced that no binding ac- tion was taken behind closed doors. The meeting adjourned at 2:52. Over 40 Vendors!!! Nortonville City Park Questionable Weather Contact Bec Hauk May 13, 2018 say, PA- C r Board-Certified Physician Assistant McLouth Medical Clinic welcomes Leslie Lindsay, PA-C, to our care team. As a board-certified physician assistant and dedicated partner for lifelong health, Leslie provides expert primary care for all ages. After completing her degree in exercise science from Wichita State University, Leslie earned dual master's degrees in physician assistant studies and public health from Touro University in California in 2017. Now living in Tonganoxie with her family, Leslie says she's excited for every opportunity to improve health and wellness for her new friends and neighbors in the local community. "1 want to provide the very best care I can to you and your family. To me, that means not only treating and preventing diseases, but also helping you live a healthy lifestyle.'" Leslie is now seeing patients at McLouth Medical Clinic, providing high-quality care with convenience, close to home or work. For appointments, call 913-796-6116. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. to noon McLouth Medical Clinic 3 13 S. Union St. HcLouth, KS A Partner for Lifelong Health ! i