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THE OSKALOOSA INDEPENDENT THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018 P. 3 NEWS Photo by Rick Nichols Back to school Summer vacation over, this was the scene the morning of Aug. 15 at Oskaloosa Elementary School as children made their way toward the main entrance to the building to begin the 2018-2019 school year. Boys and girls in grades 1-12 were in school for only half a day on the 15th, but the following two days, last Thursday and then Friday, they had to deal with the"full load," so to speak, as school was in session the entire day. 'i by Rick Nichols lyard and Councilwomen Deegoverning body that he had Meeting the evening of Aug. McHardie and Tonya Reed. met with City Superintendent 13 at John Steuart Curry Com- The city will be acceptingChuck Frakes the previous munity Center, the Winchester bids on the vehicle through week to talk about the project City Council unanimously ap- Monday, Sept. 10 at noon. and went on to report that the proved a motion that the city Any bid must be in the design work involved was "30 to solicit sealed bids on the car the amount of $2,500 or higher. 40 percent" complete. Police Department had been us- In other business, Jason Hoskinson said he looked ing as a patrol vehicle up until Hoskinson, an engineer with for the design work to be fin- May, when it took delivery on a BG Consultants, Lawrence, ished within the next couple of 2016 Ford Explorer previously appeared before the council to months and added that he was owned by the Kansas Highway discuss the status of the grant- hopeful that bids could be let Patrol. backed street improvement sometime this fall and a con- Present to say "Aye" when project that will involve por- tract awarded duringthe winter the proposal was put to a vote tions of two different streets, months. were Council President Virginia He informed Mayor Matthew Hoskinson anticipates work Winsor, Councilman Terry Wil- Finley and the members of the See Car Page 4 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 9:OOAM 16434 WYNK00P LN VALLEY FALLS, KS (PREVIEW: FRIDAY AUG. 31 FROM NOON-7:00PM) DIRECTIONS: FROM VALLEY FALLS, KS. - WEST ON HWY 16, 1 miles to 166 RD, then left to auction site. (Watch for auction signs.) NOTE: PRE-AUCTION ONLINEABSENTEE BIDDING AND LOTS OF PHOTOS AT: AUCTIONEER'S NOTE: Butch has been an antique and classic car enthusiast for many years. Simply put, the time has come to downsize. Make plans to join us for this great auction. ANTIQUE CAR COLLECTION (Bank letter requiredfor any purchases over $10,000~. 1934 Ford pickup, flat head V-8, original, custom paint, bed floor redone, (rear fenders are fiberglass); 1929 Ford Roadster, convertible, metal body, 348/409 Chevy, 4-speed hi gear tranny; 1923 Ford T Bucket, Chevy V8 307, AT, fiber glass body, custom headers; 1963 Studebaker Lark, 6-cyl, 3-speed on the tree, overdrive, 52,000 miles, new tires, runs and drives good, no rust; 1933 Chevrolet 2-door sedan, Master Eagle, 71,000 miles, 6-cyl 3-speed, all original, elec. fuel pump; 1967 Pontiac Firebird Custom convertible, 383 Stroker, 350-custom AT, shift kit, positive track; 1967 Mercury Cougar, 289, 4-speed, runs but needs work; 1968 Ford Mustang Coupe; 6-cyl, 3-spd. on floor, no rust, dent in right rear corner (numerous parts to go w/it); 1934 Chevrolet Master Deluxe, 2-door sedan, 327, metal body, fiberglass fenders, 350 Turbo, tilt wheel, elec. seat; 1937- Dodge Brothers 4-door sedan; 6-cyl 3-spd. on floor, new wheel bearings & king pins, original interior, some extra parts included, motor overhauled; cab for a 1992 GMC (rust free, no title). Lots of pictures on the web; INTERNATIONAL PRO STAR PLUS SEMI & TRAILER: Max Force 13, 10-speed, all up grades complete, twin screw, Goodyear LP 22.5 on aluminum wheels, stand up sleeper, 444,965 miles, cold AC, vin 4141295, with Fruehauf 1,000 cu ft cement/fly ash trailer, new blower and discharge hoses, aluminum wheels & good LP 22.5 tires; GRAIN TRUCK & PICK UP: 1973 F700 truck, 16'-twin cylinder hoist, grain bed, V-8, 5/2spd runs, with tarp, good tubeless wheels & tires; 1983 Ford F250 XL, V-8, AT, 4- spd 10-ply tires, (used with the Hiniker snow plow); TRACTORS: Case 730 Comfort king, Case-0-Matic, wf, 3-point, PS, VN 8234585, good rubber; 1952 Massey Ferguson TD-35 tractor, SN 152397; SHOP EQUIPMENT & TOOLS: Millermatic 251, aluminum/steel welder, 220 AC, with M 25 gun & accessories; Coleman Power Mate 10-HP 5,000 watt generator:; Coleman 5,000 watt generator, elec start; motor stands; 10-ton porta power; H D motor hoist; H D welding table; new parts washer; motor puller; good Lanair waste oil heater w/tank; hyd. jacks; Coats 40-40SA tire changer; two tier rolling tool chests; Challenge 7,000 Ib lift hoist, single phase, model 1052; Rotary 12,000 lb. lift hoist, not a lot of use; 5,500 lb. electric winch, NIB; large assortment of shop tools & equipment; TRAILERS, SNOW PLOW & BLADES: Hiniker elec. snow plow, w/mounts & controls; 5' X 8' trailer, wood floor, drop down tail gate/ramp; 7' Diamond H rear blade, 3-point; 7-W HD 3-point blade; 7'x18'- home made tandem trailer (needs repairs); MISCELLANEOUS: 66' aluminum ramps; cast iron bath tub; used lumber; several pallets of wheels of all kinds; motors-Olds. & Chevy; Chevy, & GMC, transmissions; numerous new & used log chains; pallet of tire chains for 22.5 tires; 32-Ford grill; 23- large energy efficient shop lights; S-bolt aluminum Chev. wheels; center caps; beauty rings; old bicycles; barrels of used waste oil for a oil burner; large assortment of car & truck tires; flat, I Beam & angle iron; 2" deck boards; and much more to be discovered by auction time. TERMS: Cash or bankable check with valid ID. Statements at time of auction take precedence over advertising. Not responsible for accidents. No alcohol a/lowed on premises. Furl terms and conditions available in the online bidding platform. (Continued from page 1) and has as his students juniors Given the chance to identify and seniors. He is new to the one or two words that accurate- field of education, ly describe him, Lackey chose Two years ago, Hart, who "humble" and "optimistic." student taught at Center High "It takes guts to get out of the School in Kansas City, wasruts!" are Lackey's words to live the recipient of a Bachelor of by. Arts degree in English. He was McLouth nativeApril Mahon awarded a Master of Arts in is in charge of one of the third Education degree in Second- grade classes at MES. ary English earlier this year. After graduating from MHS, It came from Truman State Mahon went to MidAmerica University in Kirksville, Mo. Nazarene University in Olathe Hart is the middle child in a and earned a bachelor's degree family that includes two boys in Elementary Education in and three girls. His brother's 2000. She spent the 2000-2001 name is George, and Meg, Ellie school year at Open Door Chris- and Mimi are his sisters, tian School in Kansas City, When he isn't"on the clock," Kan then decided to become Hart enjoys live music, reading a stay-at-home mom and sub- and spending time with friends sequently stayed away from and family, the classroom for more than a Asked to produce one or two decade while she was raising words he feels most accurately her children. But in recent years describe him, Hart went with over a four-year period, she has this combination: easy-going, been employed by the district as Hart's favorite quote is one a substitute teacher. attributed to novelist John Married to Joe Mahon, Ma- Green and it goes like this: hon readily admits to being '`you have a choice in this world, the mother of "four amazing I believe, about how to tell sto- children," Riley, 16, Shane, 14, ries, and we made the funny Lilly, 11, and Brooklyn, 9. choice." In her free time, Mahon finds Mary Kennedy is the Litera- pleasure in "all things Disney", cy Collaborator for the district, traveling, and being a middle Kennedy holds a Bachelor school youth group leader at of Arts degree from the Uni- McLouth's First Baptist Church versity of Kansas, which she and participating in various earned in 1992, and a Master church activities. of Arts degree in Adolescent The two words Mahon se- and Child Literacy from Loyola lected in describing herself are Marymount University in Los "energetic" and "friendly." Angeles, Calif and a Multiple Mahon's favorite quote is a Subject Teaching Credential quote attributed to none other from National University, both than Walt Disney, who once of which she received in 2003. said, "All of our dreams can Before coming to McLouth, come true if we have the courage Kennedy taught first grade and to pursue them." fourth grade at Turningpoint Natalie Myers is teaching School and fifth grade at Gordon English and Language Arts at Parks Elementary School, and MHS and has as her students she was a reading specialist at freshmen and sophomores. She Crossroads Academy, where she also has been placed in charge worked with children in grades of the school yearbook. K-5. This is Myers' seventh year Kennedy, who grew up in in the field ofeducation. The pre- Kansas City, Mo is married vious six were spent at French to Darren Kennedy. Their only Middle School in Topeka, where child, their son Sam, is 14. she taught Language Arts. In her leisure time, Ken- Raised in Geneseo, Ill Myers nedy enjoys yoga, running, read- has three degrees to her credit. ing, traveling, gardening, and Those degrees are a Bachelor of spending time with her family. Arts degree in Secondary Edu- Afforded the opportunity to cation from Washburn Univer- come up with one or two words sity, a Bachelor of Arts degree to describe herself, Kennedy in Communication Studies from responded with "creative" and the University of Missouri-Kan- "lifelong learner." sas City, and a Master of Science Kennedy's words to live by? degree in Broadcast Journalism "Today is a good day to have a from the University of Kansas. good day." For the past three years, My- Mark Lackey is the district's ers' mother, Jane, has been liv- new administrator and is filling ing with her. Myers also has an a new position, that of assistant older sister by the name of Noel. principal at MHS and MMS. She and her husband, Scot, have He also will be serving as the two children, Cole and Sara. district's Athletic Director. When she isn't in the class- Lackey brings 20 years of room, Myers likes to sing in the experience in the field ofeduca- praise band at her church and tion to USD 342, seven of which compete in road races as a run- were spent serving in an admin- ner. istrative role. The 2016-2017 When she was asked to pick and 2017-2018 terms found one or two words she believes him in Tribune, where he was are most descriptive of her, the junior-senior high school Myers picked "cheerful" and principal and athletic director "humorous." for Greeley County Schools. Myers' favorite quote is one Raised in Axtell, Lackey at- any number of educators work- tended Washburn Universitying in any number of settings in Topeka, earning a bachelor's probably can relate to and it degree in 1992. In 2004, South- goes like this: "Sometimes the ern Nazarene University inthing your students need most Bethany, Okla awarded him a has nothing to do with what's on master's degree in Administra- your lesson plan." tion. Reared in Stafford, Shari Lackey has a wife and her Norman is teaching Mathemat- name is Jodi. She is an X-ray ics at MHS and is"excited" to be technician, back in a high school classroom The couple's oldest daughter working in that capacity. is a graduate student at Empo- Norman brings 16 years of ria State University, and their experience to the district. Her other daughter, Jaci, is a fresh- career in education began in man at MHS. Bakersfield, Calif where she Away from the office, Lackey taught for seven years before likes to both hang out with his returning to Kansas. The past family and hang out on the fam- three terms found her working ilyfarminAxtell'Heals enj ys with boys and girls in grades watching sporting events that K-12 as a Gifted Education involve children, instructor, but prior to that she was teaching math on the secondary level. Pittsburg State University has conferred upon Norman a Bachelor of Science in Educa- tion degree in Mathematics and Physical Education, Fresno Pacific University (Fresno, Ca- lif.) a Master of Arts degree in Kinesiology, and Emporia State University a Master of Science degree in Special Education/ Gifted. Norman and her husband, Nathanael, have two daughters, Maison, 10, and Kayden, 8. The family also includes a Great Dane by the name of Dira and a hamster by the name of Gin- ger. Norman, who considers her- self"a true farm girl," told the paper that she loves to be out- side where she can get behind the wheel of a truck, a tractor or a combine. She also said she enjoys fixing mechanical things that other people have broken. But yes, ladies, she does have a softer side as evidenced by her keen interest in quilting. According to Norman, the one word that best describes her is "energetic." Norman's words to live by? "Live life with no regrets!" Caleb Pokorny is in charge of the Special Education class- room at MMS. After graduating in 2013 from the University of Nebras- ka-Kearney with a bachelor's degree, Pokorny taught English for Speakers of Other Languag- es and Family and Consumer Sciences in Garden City for three years. More recently, he lived in Europe for six months. Pokorny grew up in Falls City, Neb and his parents still live there. He also has two sisters, one nephew and one niece. When he has some time on his hands, Pokorny likes to trav- el, "enjoy the great outdoors" and follow the world of sports. When he was asked to pro- vide one or two words that pret- ty much describe him, Pokorny singled out "positive" and "out- going." Pokorny's words to live by sound like good advice for ev- eryone: "Be kind." For Stephanie Saheb, who is teaching one of the second grade classes at MES, this is her second stint with USD 342. After graduating from Emporia State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in El- ementary Education, she taught first grade in McLouth for two years before moving on to Kan- sas City, Kan where she was a Special Education instructor for seven years. In addition to her bachelor's degree, Saheb holds a mas- ter's degree in Adaptive Special Education from ESU. It was presented to her in 2014. Saheb is married to Joseph Saheb: They have three chil- dren, Cadence, 6, Malachi, 4, and Jameson, who is just six months old. Away from work, Saheb likes to read, play board games and spend time with her family. 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