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THE OSKALOOSA INDEPENDENT THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012 P. 5 I News KWPTC + approves new hunting regulations At a June 24 meeting in Kansas City, the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission approved regulations dealing with hunting deer, migratory birds, and upland game, as well as hunting on public land. The following issues were ad- dressed in regulations: Deer • Any person with a deer permit valid during the archery deer sea- son in deer management units 1, 12, 15, and 19 may use a crossbow during deer archery season, regard- less of age or disability. Each person age 16 through 54 shall obtain a free crossbow hunter survey number from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism before hunting with a crossbow during ar- chery season.Fort Riley deer season set: archery, Sept. 1-Dec. 31 and Jan. 14-31; youth/disabled, Sept. 8-16 and Oct. 5-8; and firearms, Nov. 23- 25 and Dec. 15-23 and Jan. 19-21. Migratory Birds • Doves may only be taken while in flight. • Early teal season will run 16 days from Sept. 8-23 in the Low Plains Zone (east of U.S. Highway 283) and nine days from Sept. 15-23 in the High Plains Zone (west of U.S. 283). • Sandhill crane shooting hours are now sunrise to sunset through- out the season, which runs Nov. 7-Jan. 3. Upland Game • Prairie chicken hunters must purchase a $2.50 prairie chicken permit before harvesting a bird this fall. A random sample of permit holders will receive a questionnaire after the season to assess their hunting activity and success. The early season in the East and North- west units will run Sept. 15-Oct. 15. The East and Northwest unit regular season will run Nov. 17-Jan. 31, and the Southwest Unit season will run Nov. 17-Dec. 31. Public Lands • Commercial guides must have a permit to guide on public lands. The permit is free and must be spe- cific to the land where guiding takes place. • Baiting is illegal on public lands. Bait is considered any grain, fruit, vegetable, nut, hay, salt, sor- ghum, feed, or other food or min- eral capable of attracting wildlife. Liquid scents and sprays are not considered bait. • Only two portable blinds or tree stands are allowed per hunter on public lands. • Portable blinds and tree stands must be marked with the owner's name and address or KDWPT num- ber. Portable blinds may not be left unattended overnight on public lands. • Decoys may not be left unat- tended overnight on public lands. The commission also passed a regulation to continue the mora- torium on commercial harvest of mussels for 10 years. Pheasants Forever recieves 640 acre land contribution Rob Peterson, 53, Colorado Springs, has donated his 640-acre property near Cimarron to Pheas- ants Forever and Quail Forever as part of the organization's Grass- roots Conservation Campaign. The donation provides a place for future hunters and conservation- ists to enjoy forever. Peterson, a long-time Pheasants Forever member and Pikes Peak Colorado Pheasants Forever chapter co- chair, noted that his father's pas- sion for the outdoors and the time they spent hunting and fishing are the main reasons to make Pheas- ants Forever the recipient of his gift. A retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, Peterson grew up in Minnesota where he hunted and fished with his father, Robert Peterson, Sr. "We spent a lot of time in the outdoors," Peterson said. "The success of the hunt was not always a big deal to us. It was the experience of spend- ing time together that we valued most." Those outdoor experiences are what shaped his dream of honoring his father's memory. In 2010, dur- ing one of the last conversations Peterson had with his father, he told his dad of his plan to dedicate a piece of land in his memory, so his outdoor legacy could live forever. Shortly after this conversation, his father lost his battle with cancer. The property is currently being converted to productive wildlife habitat. "Habitat is my vision because I realize if we don't have the habitat, the upland hunting is going to dry up," Peterson said. "If we don't have the habitat, we can't ensure there will be an opportunity for young people to hunt 20, 30, 40 years from now." Peterson credited Pheasants Forever's Farm Bill biologist pro- gram for providing expert guidance with grassland restoration through the federal Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). Pheasants Forever development officer Jordan Martincich helped execute the gift through the orga- Leftover nonresident deer permits still available After the initial nonresident deer permit drawing in May, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism had approximately 4,000 permits leftover in 11 deer manage- ment units for the 2012 season. The agency put these permits up for sale on a first-come, first-served basis, but as of July 11, more than 1,200 of these Whitetail Either-Sex permits were still available. Those hunters whose favorite unit does not have left over permits may purchase a permit for an adjacent unit, if it has leftover permits, then select their favorite unit as the adjacent unit where they may also hunt. As of July 11, leftover Nonresi- dent Whitetail Either Sex Deer per- mits were available in the following units: Unit 10 -- 354; Unit 11 -- 27; Unit 12 -- 247; Unit 13 -- 350; and The email address for Unit 14 -- 242. With these permits, the hunter designates equipment/ season choice, as well as one adjacent unit, at time of purchase. They will be sold online through the KDWPT website to any nonresident who does not already have a 2012 permit at the, under"License/ Permits." Applicants can check the num- ber of deer permits by unit that are still available online at the KDWPT website,, under "Hunting/Applications-and-Fees/ Deer/Quotas-and-Draw-Stats." De- partment staff will update this site frequently. Hunters who purchase a leftover permit will lose any preference points they may have accumulated for next yeas drawing. Applicaats ' who were successful in the non- resident drawing may not purchase a leftover permit. No hunter may purchase more than one permit that allows the take of an antlered deer. An antlered deer permit is re- quired before purchasing a Whitetail Antlerless-Only Deer permit. JULY MERIDEN, KANSAS ON HWY. K-4 AT COTTONWOOD STATION, KS HRESHING , 1:30 P.M.-PARADE , 6 P.M:-GARDEN TRACTOR PULL t, 8-1 I P.M;- COUNTRY MUSIC BY JUST FRIENDS (BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS) S  GARDEN TRACTOR PULL REGISTER AT 5 P.M PULL BEGINS AT 6 P.M. e, 9 A.M.-GARDEN TRACTOR PULL , THRESHING  1:30 P.M.'PARADE PULL IN THI PULL b, 8-11 P.M.-COUNTRY MUSIC BY DAREN & (BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS) S00May- ,e, 9 AJ.-SUNDAY SERVICE IN THE BLOOMFIELD CHURCH L, 11 A.M.- lIES)  1:30 P.M.-PARADE , 2 1. ',BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS) ADMISSION FOR ALL 3 DAYS EXHIBITORS FREE KIDS UNDER 12 FREE W/PAID ADMISSION. It's slam dunk. You can make a difference! THE MOST COMPLETE WORKING BLACKSMITH SHOP IN THE MIDWEST (cIRCA 1925). {,. THE THICK AND THIN SAWMILL SAWING LUMBER EACH DAY. RARE ONE-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES, ALL SIZES AND MAKES. i GRAIN THRESHING; AND DON'T MISS THE STATIONARY HAY BALING. ,it" FULLY OPERAT ONAL FLOUR MILL. __  ADMIRE CLASSIC AND ANTIQUE TRACTORS, AUTOMOBILES AND TRUCKS. '"""T  -"" (i *" WATCH TRACTOR PULLS AND PARADES - ENJOY LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC EACH NIGHT. VISIT THE BENEDICT MEYER LOG CABIN BUILT IN 1854 (ON KS REGISTER OF HISTORICAL PLACES). 1 TOUR THE BUILDINGS AND DISPLAYS IN THE LIVING HISTORY TOWN OF COTTONWOOD STATION. JULY 21 =12 HOOKUP FEE SIGN-IN AT 3 P.M. PULL STARTS AT 5 P.M. DIV. II, DIV. Ill, AND OPEN * RULES AT OUR WEBSITE WWW.MERtDENTHREsHERS.ORG WEIGHT CLASSES 3500 * 4000 " 4500 * 5000 * 5500 * 6000 * 6500 • 7000 " 7500 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND RULES CALL: JESS NOLL, DIRECTOR - 785-633-9706 NO ATVs , NO DOGS WITHOUT LEASH l, MODERN RESTROOMS  GROUNDS CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT EACH DAY NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS 1, CONCESSIONS AT THE CHUCKWAGON-BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER & ANYTIME IN-BETwEEN GEST FLYWHEEL SPECIAL TROPHIES AWARDED FOR "EXHIBIT FARTHEST M HOME AND EXHIBIT WITH " TROPHIES AWARDED SUNDAY AFTER THE PARADE; CAMPING HOOKUPS-CONTACT SUSAN NAYLOR 785-379:5240, E-MAIL IDAHoGRAD86@YAHOO;COM FLEA MARKET AND CRAFTS SPACES-CONTACT JESS NOLL 785-633-9706 ALL OPeTINO STe. ENmNES MUST BE eecm'e:e AND AePeOVeD 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SHOW. CONTACT BRIAN REILLy-- 9t3-369.3469 gPONS0RED BY THE MERIDEN 00.NTIQUE ENGINE TH00ZSeE00 000CIATION JESS NOLL, PRESIDENT - 785-633-9706  CAROLYN MCGRATH, SECRETARY - 785-246-0566 MORE INFORMATION AT OUR WEBSITE WWW.MERIDENTHREsHERS.ORG nization's Grassroots Conservation r Campaign. Peterson will continue manag- ing and enjoying the property throughout his lifetime. Upon his passing, Pheasants Forever will oversee the property for wildlife habitat and public use. In addi- tion to the land gift, Peterson has donated a significant portion of his estate to Pheasants Forever with the goal of furthering the outdoor traditions that both he and his father enjoyed. For more information on Pheas- ants Forever's Grassroots Conser- vation Campaign and how Pheas- ants Forever can help you leave your legacy, phone Martincich at 816-560-1070. Summertime moth brigade by John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau It seems like only yesterday when I raced my buddies down the red- carpeted ramp of the Pix Theater in Hoxie trying to nail down those good seats. You know the ones I'm talking about - those in the front row where tennis shoes could be heard latching into congealed soda from the earlier matinee. Back in those days, "the guys and me" could watch "Davey Crockett," "Old Yeller" or"It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" for only a quarter and a seal from a milk carton produced at Ada's, our hometown dairy. Outside as we waited in line for our tickets, you could smell the popcorn and glimpse the soda machine as it dropped a cup from its innards and spewed forth an overly sweet com- bination of syrup, carbonated water and ice. Sometimes the cup turned sideways and the liquid missed and sprayed the hand of the kid expecting a tasty treat. Mom didn't keep chocolate at home so going to the movies meant we splurged. I couldn't wait to eat my favorite candy- a Denver Sandwich. This bit of heaven consisted of two long strawberry wafer cookies with oodles of caramel and peanut bits wrapped in a thick coating of milk chocolate. It only cost 5 cents and as I recall it was almost as big as an ice cream sandwich. Other movies I loved were west- erns starring Gary Cooper, Roy Rog- ers and my favorite, Randolph Scott. When I was five years old, I saw my first horror movie - "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms." This movie premiered in the early '50s and, like so many of the other films of this period, featured a nuclear explosion that freed a frozen dinosaur from his icy tomb. This armored giant reaped his prehistoric fury on modern man and my young psyche. I suffered nightmares for weeks. When we grew a bit older we drove nearly 80 miles to Hays to attend a larger theater. This theater over- whelmed our tiny one aisle venue and featured a beautiful balcony. Being the older kids now, we always sat upstairs where we could hold hands and carefully put our arms around our girlfriends. The point of all this, I guess, is they don't make movie theaters like they used to. The multi-screened mazes and cinema complexes that thrive today are designed for volume and efficiency. Forget cozy, close and jam packed. This only happens occasion- ally when a blockbuster is released and lasts for usually the first day. And sneaking into one of these new theaters in our high security world is also a thing of the past, not that I ever tried such a prank as a youngster. I have nothing against these mod- ern, chain theaters of today. I guess it is just good business in this age of DVDs, palm-entertainment systems and satellite television. They have to compete and who doesn't like to watch some of the latest Hollywood offerings on the giant screen? Still, whenever I travel in rural com- munities across Kansas, I keep an eye out for the little movie houses that may have survived in small towns. I can name a few on one hand. Owners of such small operations lament the price to be paid for keep- ing up with new technology, the fewer number of movie-goers in their shrinking communities, the long wait for new releases like "Harry Potter" or parts for their old, tired projectors. Several have managed to hang on, and their battered neon lights still attract the summertime moth brigade and sweaty-handed kids on first dates. Most of these operators have out- side jobs. They cannot make it by run- ning a theater in a rural community alone. One operator I ran across several years ago in south-central Kansas told me he runs a small printing operation and dons the robes of a municipal judge. "I keep the theater open," he said, "to keep the kids out of my court- room." John Schlageck is a leading com- mentator on agriculture and rural Kansas. Born and raised on a diversi- fied farm in northwestern Kansas, his writing reflects a lifetime of experi- ence, knowledge and passion. Read all the county news NEEDED =;: WANTED NEEDED =;" WANTED The Jefferson County Humane Society is in need of a 5'x8' enclosed cargo trailer in good condition for transportation of JCHS event sup- plies. This trailer will not be used for animal transportation and therefore needs to be weathertight. If you have a trailer you would like to donate, a receipt will be provided for tax purposes. If you would like to make a cash donation toward the purchase of a trailer please indicate 'q'RAILER" on your check. Contact Keith Haynle at 784-484-2729 if you have any questions. 47-05-1tc Heat related illnesses By Crystal VanHoutan, RN Jefferson County Health Department With the temperature nearing or exceeding 100 degrees again to- day, it is especially important that people understand how to prevent or decrease the risk of heat related illnesses. Prolonged exposure to heat elevates body temperature and can cause heat illnesses such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heatstroke. Heat cramps are characterized by painful spasms often follow- ing strenuous exercise or muscle fatigue. Heat cramps can occur in the arms, abdomen, quadriceps, hamstrings, calf muscles or feet. The cause of heat cramps is thought to be due to electrolyte imbalances, and fluid loss. Heat exhaustion occurs when the body loses large amounts of water and salt through excessive sweat- ing. This occurs generally with heavy manual labor or exercise. A person with heat exhaustion may have symptoms such as fatigue, diz- ziness, nausea, fainting, headache and weakness. Heavy perspiration and cool, clammy skin are often noted. The core body temperature of a person with heat exhaustion is often within the range of 98.6- 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Usually someone with heat exhaustion continues to be oriented and aware of surroundings and environmental situations. Symptoms often resolve quickly with proper treatment. Left untreated, heat exhaustion can progress to heatstroke and there- fore must be recognized and treated early. Heatstroke is the most serious heat related illness. Heatstroke occurs when a part of the brain loses its ability to regulate body temperature. The body's internal temperature goes beyond 104 de- grees. A person having heatstroke often appears confused, irritable, may have difficulty walking and may become comatose. A heatstroke is considered a medical emergency and without appropriate treatment can be deadly! The treatment for heat related illnesses is dependent upon how severe the symptoms are. Gener- ally moving the person to a cooler environment, replacing fluids orally or by IV (if necessary), and rest can reduce the symptoms of heat exhaustion. A heatstroke will re- quire immediate medical attention. Total body cooling (ice water baths) is often necessary to cool the body's internal core temperature, as well as IV fluid replacement. These techniques must be done at a medi- cal facility to regulate and closely monitor core body temperature and vital signs. Heat related illness can be pre- vented. Appropriate hydration and preventing dehydration are very important components to staying well in the summer heat. Increase your fluid level during the summer regardless of activity (unless your physician has restricted your fluid intake) and don't wait until you are thirsty to drink! Limit your outdoor activity to early morning or evening hours. Wear light colored or loose clothing. Getting used to the heat gradually or acclimating oneself to extreme temperatures is also an important way to prevent heat illnesses. Education is another important way to prevent these ill- nesses. It is important for parents, coaches and the overall public to understand how to prevent heat related illnesses, and how to detect the warning signs of heat related illnesses. School required immunizations Debbie McNary RN, Public Health Director Jefferson County Health Department Don't wait until the last minute? Make sure your child is ready to start school next month by obtain- ing all immunizations required for school attendance. It is especially important to review your child's immunization record if he or she will be entering kindergarten or 7th grade ............. All kindergarten children are required to have the appropriate number of the following immuni- zations: DTaP (diphtheria, teta- nus, pertussis), IPV (polio), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Varicella (chickenpox), and Hepatitis B. All 7th graders are required to have one dose of Tdap (teta- nus, diphtheria, pertussis). While boosting tetanus and diphtheria immunity this dose also protects against pertussis, otherwise known as whooping cough. There are cur- rently outbreaks ofpertussis across the country including the state of Kansas. All 7th and 8th graders are required to have two doses of vari- cella (chickenpox) vaccine. If your child has had chickenpox disease and the disease is documented by a physician signature, vaccine is not needed. Without a physician signature, vaccine is required even if you believe your child has had chickenpox disease. Other vaccines are available to protect your child against menin- gitis and HPV. These important vaccines are recommended for all children 11 years of age and older; however they are not required for school attendance. Meningitis vaccine protects against serious meningococcal bac- terial disease which is an infection of the covering of the brain and the spinal cord. Meningitis may be fatal, and a significant number of people who survive disease are left with permanent disabilities. HPV vaccine protects against the highest risk strains of HPV (human papillomavirus). This is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. If given before exposure to the virus, this vaccine can prevent most cases of cervical cancer in females, and genital warts in both males and females. Immunizations may be obtained from your child's primary care pro- vider or your local health depart- ment. The Jefferson County Health Department provides walk-in im- munization services on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get Caught Recycling! 610 LmERTY STREET = OSKALOOSA, KS 66066 I .... DNA KOLOjACO ' "7]ii O€ " KRSTA BARTLETT I OWNER -AGENT --,.J--.--."I'UU CS =' I ..... R BUCKEYE INSURANCE GROUP z,-', t ea,/m 1 RI. 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