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+I ! . i ! L -'- [ J ..[ :. |,] .-!+J i .,LIPLJJ+.JJ+I, tB++[Uj:!LjLLLttU]2jj+j!j2IjJjh+jLt'h :.ll+t ]+II+ ti]] i '" '+ t+ LL , Jj I! .[I+ I :,,!t!DJl|JJllJ[l|!l;lJ+'ilJ lJlJ+lllIllll+lllBllllllllliilllllltl THE OSKALOOSA INDEPENDENT THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009 P. 3 . Courtesy photo D-2 Bears finish 12-2, atop league The Oskaloosa D-2 softball team recently finished its season with first place in the league and a 12-2 overall record. Pictured, from left, are team members, front row, Ashton Jaap, Alexi Adams, Alexia Martell, Megan Miller, and Madison Grother, second row, Gabby Hale, Dakoda Blevins, Paige Lowe, Abigail Peck, anit Sierra Powell, and back row, coach Gregg Scott, Jaden Courter, Anna Hachmeister, Skylar Scott, Brylie Bassett, and coach Angle Bassett PUBLIC NOTICE . I (Published in The Oskaloosa Inde- pendent July 9, 16, and 23, 2009)3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, KANSAS FIRST HORIZON HOME ) LOANS, a Division of ) First Tennessee Bank ) National Association, ) f/k/a First Horizon Home ) Loan Corporation, ) Plaintiff, ) v. ) DALE W. JACKSON; ) MARLENA J. JACKSON; ) and the Unknown Heirs, ) Executors, Administrators, ) Devisees, Trustees, Creditors ) and Assigns of Each of the ) Defendants as may be Deceased; ) the Unknown Spouses of the ) Defendants; the Unknown ) Officers, Successors, Trustees, ) Creditors and Assigns of Such ) of the Defendants as are ) Existing, Dissolved or Dormant ) Corporations; the Unknown ) Executors, Devisees, Trustees, ) Creditors, Successors and ) Assigns of Such of the ) Defendants as are or were Partners or in any Partnership; the Unknown Guardians, Conservators and Trustees of Such of the Defendants as are Minors or in Anywise Under Legal Disability; Defendants. Case No. 09-CV-102 NOTICE OF SUIT TO: THE ABOVE NAMED DEFEN- DANTS AND ALL OTHER PER- SONS WHO ARE OR MAY BE CON- CERNED: You are hereby notified that a" Petition has been filed in the District Court of Jefferson County, Kansas, by First Horizon Home Loans, a Division of First Tennessee Bank National As- sociation, praying for foreclosure of real estate mortgage on the following described real estate, to wit: LOT 2, HAMLIN'S SUBDI- VISION IN THE CITY OF PERRY, JEFFERSON COUN- TY, KANSAS ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. + and you are hereby required to plea to said Petition on or before the 19th day of Augnst, 2009, in said Court at Oskaloosa, Jefferson County, Kansas. Should you fail therein,judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said Petition. FIRST HORIZON HOME LOANS, a Division of First Tennessee Bank National Association, Plaintiff ELDON L. GAY #08172 2933 SW Woodside Drive Topeka, Kansas 66614 (785) 272-2607 Attorney for Plaintiff Graduates with honors for School of Business Charles Matthew "Matt" Erhart recently graduated with the award of highest distinction from the Uni- versity of Kansas with a degree in finance. He placed in the top 3 percent of graduates from the School of Busi- ness for the class of 2009 to receive this honor. He also received the Beta Gamma Sigma Frank T. Stockton Key Award. This award is presented each year for scholastic achievement to a senior who is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma honor society with the highest grade point average. The award is named in honor of Frank Stockton, the first dean of the School of Business. Matt is the son of Charles and Pamela Erhart,Valley Falls. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. David Ross and Raymond Smith, Valley Falls, and the late Don Erhart and Teresa Erhart-Smith. Stones receives award AG Six goes after for public service U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts congratu: lated staff member Harold A. Stones, special projects director in .his To- peka office, on receiving the Army Commander's Award for Public Ser- vice. "Harold Stones is a true servant of the people of Kansas, especially members of the military and their families," Roberts said. "His devotion to those who wear the uniform and his love of our country are deserv- ing of this honor. I am proud to have Harold on my staff and honored to call him my friend." In 2007, Stones was made an honorary member of the Ft. Riley Chapter of the Sergeant Audie Mur- phy Club for his work in behalf of men and women in uniform. Harold Stones, a Topeka resident, and native of Lebanon, Kan., began working for Senator Roberts in 1997 following 30 years at the Kansas Bankers Association, first as direc- tor of research and most recently as executive vice president and CEO. KDOT launches new Topeka/Lawrence metro area website A new web page that will provide the latest transportation andtraffic information for the Topeka-Lawrence Metro area has been launched on the Kansas Department of Transporta-, tion site. Visitors to the site, topekametro/default.asp, will find information such as daily and weekly lane closure listings for roadwork and traffic impacts in the metro area, news releases on construction and maintenance projects and related news on Kansas highways, detaiied information on current project stud- ies, links of interest that provide use- ful transportation information and traffic impacts for roadways adjacent to the metro highway network, and more. The information will cover all of Shawnee and Douglas counties. Another new offering, visitors will now be able to link to roadwork information for all other northeast Kansas counties, including Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Jefferson, Lyon, Marshall, Nemaha, Osage, Pot- {awatomie, Riley, and Wabaunsee. I 1st Presbyterian Church Jefferson & Cherokee, Oskaloosa Jeff Light, Pastor Serving all of Jefferson County -. _  ,Worship loa,rn.  Phone 14 eow c v s  785-863"2773 U+ORSE SHOW Jl Lucky Spur Saddle Club Sat., July 18 at 10 a.m. July 18 check-in at 8:45 a.m. Try-outs 9 a.m. to Noon i| [ July 19 check-in at 4:45 p,m. Try-outs 5 to 8 p.m. Try-outs open to girls ages 8-13 in NE Kansas. Bring a photo copy of your birth certificate, softball equipment and a parent. Questions? Call Brian Bassett at 785-220-5046 or Angie 785-220-0089. mortgage fraud scams targeting Kansans Attorney General Steve Six is taking legal action to stop those who are preying on Kansans facing fore- closure or other financial difficulties. Today Six launched Operation Home- st.ead by filing five law suits, extend- ing help to Countrywide customers, and increasing educational resources available to consumers. The lawsuits "are aimed at busi- nesses the attorney general alleges are defrauding Kansans by running redemption rights and loan modifica- tion scams. In several of the cases, the consumers lost their homes and ended up much worse financially than they were before. Six said the lawsuits send a strong message th0t his office will not tolerate mortgage fraud in Kansas. "During these tough economic times when more Kansans face fore- closure, unscrupulous people are trying to take advantage of hom- eowners under the guise of offering assistance," Six said. "With these lawsuits, we are working to stop the exploitation of Kansas. homeowners already in difficult financial situa- tions." Two of the defendants operate "Redemption Rights Scam," Six said. The companies buy a homeowner's re- demption'rights, lease the house back to the homeowner, and then when the homeowner can't afford to buy the house back they sell the house 'for a profit of more than $20,000. The companies Apple Asset LLC, in Overland Park, and Rush Properties LLC, in Olathe. Three defendants allegedly oper- ate loan modification scams, Six said. The companies offer to negotiate modifications to the homeowner's mortgage for a sizable fee. However, the extent of the service that the company provides is to mail in docu- ments on behalf of the consumer. The companies are Kirkland Young in Florida, ABS Saveco in Georgia, and Helping Hands Support Services in California. As part O f Operation Homesteadl the Attorney General's Office will also be assisting consumers with certain Countrywide mortgages. A letter will be sent to those consumers identified as eligible to participate in the settle- ment. Once consumers respond to the letter, cash payments will be sent. The payments will be calculated based on the number of consumers who respond. "I'm pleased to help these consum- ers directly who were taken advan- tage of by subprime loans and other deceptive mortgage schemes," Six said. Also as part of the new effort, Six is adding significant resources to to educate consumers about their rights in foreclosure. In the new Mortgage Fraud section of the website, consumers can find in- formation about redemption rights, the foreclosure timeline, prevention tips and more. "Foreclosure can be a lengthy and difficult process for homeowners. It can be confusing and intimidating to talk with lenders and financial institutions, especially if one does not know their rights and options," Six said. "It is important for Kansans to learn their rights and ask questions before it's too late." Six said consumers -- especially if they are already facing financial difficulties -- should be extremely cautious when dealing with individu- als or companies they are unfamiliar with in regard to home-financing issues: Beware of anyone who asks you for a deed to your home in exchange for fixing your mortgage problem; Be leery of any company that urges you to go ahead and sign con- 'fusing or unfavorable loan papers on the premise that you can always refinance later. This is a common tactic that usually traps consumers in undesirable loans which they cannot refinance; Remember that it is illegal to require you to pay a fee in advance in order to obtain a loan; +Ask questions about any fees that appear in paperwork that you don't understand or didn't agree to pay; Take your time to read the fine print. Don't let anyone pressure you into signing quickly; and int o If someone attempts to lure you one of these scams, or if you have questions about certain practices, contact the Attorney General's Office online at or by calling the Consumer Protection Division at 800-432-2310. to everyone who supported us this year at our fireworks stand. Your business was greatly appreciated, and we look forward to  Robbins Fireworks & Socks and Underwear Event ......... July 31, 2009, in Valley Falls Kendall Bank Community Hall, Valley Falls ei It's time to start preparing for the 2009/10 school year. In- dividuals, businesses, churches, clubs, and civic organizations are invited to join in this county/community-wide project. Items can be brought to the hall on Friday, July 31 Your participation will allow the families to use their money toward school meal tickets and other clothing needs. In 2008 over 180 students received supplies and much more! For more information please contact Dennis and Ronda Turner, Valley Falls, 785-945-3775, or the First ,Christian Church, Valley Falls, 785-945-6757. 4-041t0 Tina Roberts Branch Manager/ Loan Counselor Oskaloosa Branch High current yield Protection against fluctuatinginterest rates Higher return, not higher risk Money stays at home, at work in your community This 4-year certificate offers h high current yield and maximum protection against fluctuating interest rates. If rates go up, you can adjust your rate up to the rate being offered for the re- maining term.., and you can adjust it up twice! Even better news is your rate can never go lower than your initial rate or the current rate you' have adjusted to. With the low $1,000 minimum deposit, anyone can take advantage of Mutual's great offer. SAVINGS ASSOCIATION "Your Trusted Local Advisor" http://www, OSIKJLOOSA ON THE SQUARE 863-2205 TONGANOXIE 4TH & GREEN 845-2556 LEAVENWORTH 4TH & SHAWNEE .PLAZA CENTER 682-3491 EUDORA 8TH & MAIN 542-2123 BONNER SPRINGS 229 OAK 441-5555 EQUAl. HOUSING OPPORTUNITY Member FDIC Courtesy photo Venom finishes seventh in region The 2008-09 Venom Softball team finished 30-18 overall placing in the top 10 in every tournament they competed in. The team finished seventh this past weekend at the 200912 and under C Midwest Regional Championships- American Division in Kansas City, Mo. There were 41 teams competing in the division from four states. The team won the School's Out Celebration tourney, placed second in the C Fall Finale, placed third in the C Monster Bash, and placed either fourth or fifth in four other tourneys. Venom was third in USSSA points standings in the state, 13th in Region 5, and 18th in the nation. The team was also rated first in Kansas in the state coaches' poll. Pictured are team members, from left, first row, Faith Becker, Meri- den; Bree Brooks, Oskaloosa; Hannah DePriest, McLouth; Madison Miller, Oskaloosa; and Leah Scholz, Effingham; and second row, Bek Dissinger, Oskaloosa; Lainy Walker, Tonganoxie; Haidyn Bassett, Oskaloosa; Angela Dailey, McLouth; and Morgan Oroke, Tonganoxie. Coaches are Angle Bas- sett, Herb Dissinger, Brian Bassett, Mike Miller, and Corey Powell. 785-863-2520 PO Box 278 Oskaloosa, KS 66066 Moving? Don't let your subscription delivery be interrupted. Call, mail or email your address change so you won't miss a thing! I PUBLIC NOTICE I (Published in The Oskaloosa Independent July 16, 2009)1t NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The governing body of McLouth Recreation Commission will meet on the 27th day of July, 2009, at 7 p.m., at McLouth Community Building for the purpose of hearing and answering Objections of taxpayers relating to the proposed use of funds. Detailed budget information is available at McLouth USD #342 Central Office " and will be available at this hearing. BUDGET SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES The Proposed Budget Expenditures (below) are the maximum expenditure imits for the budget year, Prior Year Current Year Proposed Budget Actual Estimated Year Fund 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 , General 93,055 103,063 Totals 93,055 103,063 Lease Purchase: Prin. Bal. at Beg.ofFY 109,977 170,269 Dan Holwick Recreation Commission Secretary 235,274 235,274 resh start! . .... ,thing under th.e N.E w Law Can Do AImost =w' . . Old Law you That people Did under tt]e E-F- R EQUIRED - SILENCE BILL cOLLECToRS EssIONS, FORECLOSURES O uP'FRON,I"o,^EN3"S, REpO-S-S-,'r S ALWAYS FREE. NTOp: GAHr-"'r APPOIN3"E" I - yOUR t-to- come see us and we'll shOW yoU how to get a fresh start! 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