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THE OSKALOOSA INDEPENDENT THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015 P. 3 SOCIETY The twins are 90 The public is invited to the 90th birthday celebration of twin sisters, Fern Braksick and Fay Tilly, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at the McLouth United Methodist Church. Taylor Weishaar Baker University nursing graduates Taylor Weishaar and Millissia Tomlinson, both Jefferson County North High School graduates, re- ceived bachelor of science in nursing degrees May 17 from Baker Univer- sity. Taylor is the daughter of Karen and Allan Weishaar, Nortonville. Millissia is the daughter of Rhonda and Mike Tomlinson, Winchester. Baker&apos;s School of Nursing, founded in 1991, is located at the Stormont- Vail HealthCare campus in Topeka, Winchester news by Frances Holdsworth The Reformed Presbyterian and the United Methodist churches, Winchester, will hold joint Vacation Bible School the mornings of June 22 through 26. More information will be coming. An open house is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Pantry of Hope Distribution Center, 329 Elm Street, Nortonvi!le. Cookies and punch will be served and attendees can tour the new facility. One 3'x2' Slider Window .Two 12'X14' Overhead Doors Drive-Thru RV Storage One 3' Entry Door Price Includes DELIVERY & INSTALLATION On Your Level Site. Travel Charges May Apply Structures Inc. FREE ESTIMATES AND ON-SITE CONSULTATION 800-374-6988 MATERIAL KITS NOW AVAILABLE !!il i: ii : i:i! iii ..... [ /  : [ i:i i ii ilil ii! i!!!i!/iii!iii iiiiii!i: il/,[iii!i:  ii?ii? i  i :  :       ' Photo by Rick Nichols Hooray for heroes ... and a dry, place! The rain Friday afternoon prevented the Oskaloosa Public Library from holding its Kickoff Party for the summer reading program for children on the lawn of the Jefferson County Courthouse, forcing the event to be moved indoors to the large meeting room in the new City Hall. About 25 boys and girls gathered in the room to make and decorate capes and masks in keeping with the theme for this year's program,"Every Hero Has a Story," enjoying some popcorn and trail mix as they worked, standing, at tables.The creative efforts concluded, the boys and girls sat down on the floor with several parents - others preferred a chair - to enjoy a concert by guitarist Rick Rayburn, who is pictured here as he performs a song flanked by six"super heroes". The library's Children's Programmer is Terra Kabus. Esther Thompson Card shower requested for 90th The family of Esther Thompson, rural Meriden, is requesting a card shower for her on Graduation the occasion of her 90th birthday, picture June 14. Cards will reach her at 5048 114th Street, Meriden, 66512. Reception to honor Gensler on 95th Lila Gensler will celebrate her 95th birthday Saturday, June 6. A cake and punch reception in her honor will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Living Water Evangelical Free Church, 13960 Hwy. K-92, Oskaloosa. Friends and family are invited to stop by. The family requests no gifts. Cards may be sent to her at 405 Madison, Apt. 3, Oskaloosa, 66066. June is American Housing Month :: It's a good time to buy or refinance a home. Interest rates are still low and there is plenty of local home inventory to choose from. For all you need in local and affordable home financing, turn to Denison State Bank. Visit us at any location or apply online at Contact us about our most current down payment option. DENISON -= STATE BANK In Meriden, Holton, Hoyt, and Topeka (785) 484-3322  We make more mortgage loans in Jefferson County than any other provider. 41-51-1tl Online * Mobile Ashley Michaels Completes master's at West Florida U. Ashley Renee (Henning) Michaels, Nortonville, formerly of Ray City, Ga., graduated May 2 from the University of West Florida with a master's of arts in exceptional student education and applied behavioral analysis. Ashley and her husband, Jerry, formerly of Atchison, who is a staff i sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, will relocate to Illinois in July. She will begin employment with the Behavioral Specialists of Missouri and Illinois as a registered behavioral technician working with children with autism spectrum disorders. She will obtain her clinical hours in Illinois and sit for the board test in 2016 to become a board certified behavioral analyst. Bridge... (Continued from page 1) KU, has worked for the university since 2004. His areas of practice in- clude pedestrian bridges and historic structures. According to NoU's figures, what Hierstein has affectionately dubbed "The Rickety Bridge" could be fixed up to handle foot traffic for just $5,600 if the existing wooden deck were to be left in place. The deck, however, is "the weakest part of the bridge," according to the Public Works direc- tor, who made that comment May 18 when he delivered his report to the commissioners. In an email sent to the paper May 22, Noll put the cost of replacing the deck with new wooden planks at "about $10,000." The cost to make the fracture- critical bridge ready to accommodate vehicular traffic would be $3,800, according to Noll's figures, plus the expense of a new deck. A fracture-critical bridge is defined as a bridge that lacks a redundant support system. Noll pointed out in the email that even if the bridge were to be fixed up enough to handle pedestrians or vehicles, it would still have to be in- spected on a biennial (i.e., once every two years) basis. He placed the cost of an inspection at somewhere between $4,000 and $8,000. The venerable bridge is located along 90th Street, just east of Nema- ha Road. I00BASKETBALL CAMP Men., June I June 15-17 9 to 11 a.m. Boys & Girls 1 st-6th in 2015-16 year Valley Falls School Gym Registration: 525 .Open to area youth! Contact Jeri Clark at 785-224-9811 or 785-945-6741 for more information. Sponsored by the Valley Falls Recreation Commission. Registration forms can be found at www.usd3com: 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. 785-266-4870 i 2015 Season NOW OPEN! Fridays: 4 to 6:30 p.m. US 24 Hwy. & Ferguson Road Sun., June 7 Noon to 3 p.m. Hamburger Paradise Ozawkie, KS Fundraiser for Alpha Christian Children's Home Perry, KS est. 1972 "All funds will go to the children." Three from county are up for the ride Among the riders who will be par- ticipating in this year's Biking Across Kansas, which begins Saturday in Johnson City, are Jim Marietta of Oskaloosa and Donald and Janice Schaeffer of Ozawkie. The Schaef- fers participated in the 2014 BAK, which included an overnight stop in Oskaloosa. Marietta is a newcomer to the event. He will be aboard a tandem bicycle with his brother, John, who lives in Salina. The route selected for BAK cov- ers 505 miles and passes through Ulysses, Garden City, Marion, Cot- tonwood Falls and Osage City. Rid- ers will travel from Johnson City to Lakin the first day, Lakin to Jetmore the second day, Jetmore to Larned the third day, Lamed to Sterling the fourth day, Sterling to Goessel the fifth day, Goessel to Council Grove the sixth day, Council Grove to Baldwin City the seventh day, and Baldwin City to the Missouri state line east of Louisburg the eighth day. Roughly 850 riders representing more than 35 states and one foreign country, Ireland, have registered for BAK, which began in 1975. The youngest rider is 9, the oldest 88. The Michaelses have a daugh- ter, Jayleigh Dawn, 4. Ashley is the daughter of Michael and Alice Hen- ning, NortonviUe. Paternal grandpar- ents are Harriet Henning, Norton- ville, and the late George Henning. Maternal grandparents are the late Donald Erhart, Teresa Erhart-Smith, and Raymond Smith, formerly of Val- ley Falls. Accident Mondav sends one to ho,pital A Topeka woman suffered possible injuries as a result of a two-vehicle ac- cident late Monday night near Perry. The accident was investigated by the Kansas Highway Patrol. Taken by ambulance to St. Francis Health Center in Topeka was 56-year- old Martha A. Socolofsky, the driver of a 2008 Hyundai Sonata. According to the KHP's report, she was travel- ing west on US-24 when P.J. Kocher, 37, Beloit, the driver of an eastbound 1998 Peterbilt semi-tractor, failed to yield the right of way to her by mak- ing a left-hand turn in front of her. Kocher was pulling a 2010 Travis semi-trailer. The car struck the fourth and fifth axles of the tractor-trailer, the report said. Both drivers were wearing a seat belt, according to the report. The collision occurred shortly af- ter 10, the location two miles east of Perry. 00unn's ........ Bass : :,HdBluegJll : Fath .dMinn ows. ToU {coo) 33 =9o ................................................... Friday, June 12, 2015 NORTONVILLE .... Midwest Fertilizer Inc .... Main & Railroad.....4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2015 OSKALOOSA ...... Oskaloosa Lumber ....... 1007 Walnut St ...... 7 to 8 a.m. We furi hau!ing containersl. Live Delivery Guaranty! !. Discounts/Spal Deliveries on large orders!, Turtle Traps ! Rsh Feeders Fish Traps Decorative Fountains Aerators  dmi!! 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