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P. 4 THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015 THE OSKALOOSA INDEPENDENT Learning Quest 14th annual Make Your Mark contest to award $10,000 in prizes Seventh- and eighth-grade stu- sider the training or education they'll dents across Kansas can showcase need to achieve those dreams." their creativity and win an education All entries must be postmarked savings account in the 14th annual or submitted electronically at essay. Learning Quest Make Your Mark Oct. 9. Contest. Prizes include $2,000 Learning The Learning Quest 529 Education Quest accounts for the first-place Savings Program is Kansas' state- winner in each of the two categories. sponsored 529 plan, designed to help Learning Quest judges will also select families invest for their child's con- up to five entries per category to be tinued education after high school, posted online for public voting for This year's theme is "your future the chance to win the People's Choice is a clean slate where anything is prize of $1,000 per category. possible." Students are being asked to Additionally, each of the schools think ahead 20 years from now and attended by the four winners (the explain how they'd be introduced and two winners selected by the judges what they'd discuss if asked to give a and the two winners by public vot- commencement speech to the class of ing) will receive a $1,000 prize from 2035 at their former high school. They Learning Quest. Prizes are provided can choose to respond in one of two by American Century Investments. categories: the written where they "Since beginning this contest 14 can submit a traditional essay for- years ago, we've had schools continue mat (up to 350 words) or the creative to support the contest year after year, where they can articulate themselves encouraging students to plan ahead with a drawing, poetry, collage, video and prepare for their future," said or any other sort of visual response. Estes. "Giving a prize to each of the "This contest is a perfect fit for winning students' schools is our way our Learning Quest program," said of thanking the teachers, principals Kansas State Treasurer Ran Estes, and school administrators of our who administers the Learning Quest Kansas schools for their commitment 529 Program. "It encourages Kansas toward the education of our state's youth to reflect on future career goals next generation." they've set for themselves, and con- Proclamation for Preparedness Month in Kansas To remind Kansans of the impor- tance of being prepared for severe storms, floods, wildfires, and other emergencies, Gov. Sam Brownback will sign a proclamation Aug. 28 des- ignating September as Preparedness Month in Kansas. "Preparedness isn't just for tor- nado season," said Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, the adjutant general and director of the Kansas Division of Emergency Management. "We face the potential of natural or man-made disasters every day. But if you have a disaster kit in your home and your car, and have formulated an emer- gency plan and practiced it with your family, you'll be better prepared to meet whatever comes your way." As part of Preparedness Month, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management and first responder agencies across the state invite the public to the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson Monday, Sept. 14, for Kansas Preparedness Day. Numerous state and local agen- cies, along with community emer- gency response organizations, will be providing disaster preparedness and public safety information, as well as displaying emergency response equipment and drawings for prizes will be held. The displays will be set up near the administration building at the south end of the fairgrounds across from Gate No. 1. Sept. 14 is also Dillon's Dollar Day at the Fair; admission is $1 or free with a Dillon's card. During Preparedness Month, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management is reminding the public to take part in its monthly online '~Preparedness Challenge" at ksready. gov, or 945-6248 I PUBLIC NOTICE ] (Published in The Oskaloosa Independent August 27, 2015)It Notice of Vote Publication Notice of Vote-Sarcoxie Fire District #4 Pursuant to K.S.A. 79-2925b, as amended by 2014 House Bill 2047 Mill Levy Total Property Tax Levied 2015 Budget 4.774 $49,468 2016 Budget 4.772 $50,996 Approved (vote) 3to0 OBITUARIES III CHESTER WILKS Chester "Chipper" A. Wilks III, 45, passed away Aug. 18, 2015 with his family by his bedside. He was born to parents Chester Wilks Jr. and Sylvia (Reid) Hemelrick. He gradu- ated from Oska- lossa High School in 1987. He had worked in the con- struction field. .... Survi- ...... vors include his mother Sylvia (Reid) Hemelrick, stepfather Donald Hemelrick, his wife Donna Wilks, son Levi Wilks (Dawn), daughter Lacey Wilks. He was preceded in death by his father Chester Wilks Jr. and grand- parents Frank and Ivy Reid and Chester Sr and Mary Wilks. Other survivors include sister Karen Woelk and Matt Mize Law- rence Ks, brother David (Amy) Wilks Madison Ks, brother Jeffrey (Amber) Wilks Baldwin Ks, sisters Donna Hemelrick, Mary Hemelrick, Alisha Cheek. Grandchildren Windy Wilks, Payton Wilks, Tanner (on the way). A family visitation was held Aug. 23 at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Os- kaloosa. A graveside service was held Aug 24 at the Oskaloosa Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes As- sociation. Paid obituary BETTY BHADSHAW Betty Lou Bradshaw, 82, Win- chester, died Aug. 20, 2015, at her home. She was born March 6, 1933, in Ozark County, Mo., the daughter of Frank and Ada Bass Welch. She had worked many years as a house- keeping supervi- sor at the Jeffer- son County Me- morial Hospital and the F.W. Huston Senior Living Center in Winchester, retiring in 1999. She married C.J. "Jim" Bradshaw Feb. 18, 1960, in Missouri. He pre- ceded her in death Oct. 18, 2002. She is survived by one son, Jim Bradshaw, Winchester; one daughter, Cindy Lynn Nolting, Longmont, Colo.; five grandchildren; and one great- grandchild with another one on the way. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Alan Bradshaw, five sisters, and two brothers. Cremation is planned. A memorial service will be at a later date. Inurn- ment will be at Winchester-Wise Cemetery, Winchester. JUSTIN SCOTT Justin Brian Scott, 36, Ozawkie, died Aug. 19, 2015, at his home. He was born Jan. 24, 1979, in Wichita, the son of Dennis Jack and Wilma Kay Carver Scott. He was a 1997 gradu- ate of Jefferson West High School, Meriden, and had attended Ottawa University and the University of Kansas. He had formerly worked in telemarketing for Southwestern Bell Co. and as an assembly worker for Packer Ware in Lawrence before being medically disabled. He was a member of the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma and a baptized member of the Ozawkie United Meth- odist Church. He is survived by his parents; a brother, Jason Scott, and a sister, Stacy Scott, both of Topeka; and a paternal grandfather, John Scott, Yorba Linda, Calif. A visitation was held Friday at Barnett Family Funeral Home, Os- kaloosa, and another Sunday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami, Okla. A graveside service was Monday at the Ottawa Indian Cemetery, Mi- ami. Memorials are suggested to the National Association of Mentally Ill sent in care of Barnett Family Fu- neral Home, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, 66066. The Valley Falls Recreation Commission is forming a Sign-up Deadline - Sun., Sept. 2 Start Date All games will be children Sept. 12 ! played in Valley Falls. re interested or have questions please call Jeri Clark at 785-224-9811 or e-mail: 01-~-~tc WHEN NEED SURGERY, WHO CHOOSES LHH. Introducing our new general surgeons Jared Konie, MD and Blake Conklin, DO With the most up-to-date surgical training, Dr. Konie and Dr. Conklin offer high quality care for patients having surgery at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, From minor procedures to complex cases - including minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery - both doctors provide excellence in general surgery. KDADS schedules public 90 percent cost-share ..... listening sessions offered for waterways .... ........... . The Kansas Department for Aging Delaware River Watershed Res- .~ ,~.~ ~ ~~ and Disability Services Behavioral toration and Protection Strategy is :., ,. :~,.~, ,~ Health Services Prevention Program currently accepting applications for will conduct a series of public listen- cost-share funds to build or re-build ........ ing sessions around the state Aug. grassed waterways on agricultural @~ 31 through Sept. 4 to hear from lands. WRAPS will cover 90 percent ~ ~ : ~ ~r ~ community stakeholders about local of the actual cost to build or re-build ~:'~:: ::~'.,~ ~ prevention needs and concerns, a grassed waterway for approved ap- iii "KDADS invites you to come and plications. learn about our new approach to pre- The eligibility requirements are as vention at one of our six community follows: meetings," KDADS Secretary Kari Waterway must fall within the Brnffett said. "We have consolidated cropland priority and targeted area of the watershed all of our behavioral health preven- tion efforts and we want to give Kan- WRAPS does not fund projects sans information about how the new on sod-busted fields approach will work." Cost of tree removal from water- The area meeting closest to Jeffer- ways is not eligible for cost share son County is the one at the Holiday Program application details in- Express in Lawrence from 1:30 to 3 clude: p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. Applications are reviewed every Airman Tyler Theno "We are expanding our preven- 6-8 weeks (next meeting is mid-Sep- tion and education efforts to include tember) and will be accepted until all JCN graduate substance-use prevention, mental of the funding has been allocated, pl health promotion, suicide prevention, Applications are prioritized tom etes basic and problem gambling prevention to according to severity of the natural United States Air Force Airman better serve the behavioral health resource concern, and whether or Tyler Theno graduated from basic needs of Kansas communities," Pro- not the waterway is located within a military training at Joint Base San vention Program Director Sarah targeted area of the watershed.Antonio Lackland, San Antonio, Fischer said. "Program staff and Funding decisions are made by a Texas, July 30. our new contractors will provide an Stakeholder Leadership Team, com- The Airman completed an eight- overview of our priority prevention ef- prised of area landowners, producers, week program that included training forts and discuss the development of a and natural resource professionals, in military discipline and studies, Air- community-centered support system Grassed waterways protect waterForce core values, physical fitness and for our state." quality by capturing soil and filter- basic warfare principles and skills. KDADS's intention is to create an ing nutrient run-off from farm fields. Airman Theno is the son of Ma- effective, comprehensive, out-comes Even with regular maintenance, all linda Theno, Winchester, and Scott based system that focuses on four key waterways will eventually silt in and Theno, Tonganoxie, and the grandson areas: cease to function. Gullys in and along of Leroy and Johanna Gritz, Win- 1) Resources for communities to the edges ofthe waterway, erosion of chester. address community needs, berms, filling in with soil, and lack He is a 2014 graduate of Jefferson 2) Data collection, analysis and of adequate grass are all signs of a County North High School. evaluation, non-functioning waterway. 3) Effective training and technical Interested landowners should assistance for communities, and act quickly to take advantage of this 4) Providing behavioral health program. Contact Melissa Arthur, education, resource and information WRAPS coordinator, at 785-284-3422 dissemination, consumer outreach or and advocacy. 1) If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Beware of offers for free products, claims you won a contest you did not enter, or get-rich quick schemes. 2) Take the time to investigate claims. If you think what a stranger is telling you might be true, investigate before giving them personal or financial information. Be sure to verify their phone number yourself through the phonebook or internet search. Don't simply call the number the stranger gives you. 3) Pay for expensive services, products, or vacation deals with a credit card so fraudulent charges can be disputed. 4) Do not wire money to anyone unless you are absolutely sure it is someone you know and trust. Once wire funds are picked up, there is little law enforcement can do ...... > . s) When selling something, beware of anyone who wants to overpay and asks you to reilnburse th'e difference. Even if a check has been cleared for your use, it may still be identified as counterfeit and you could lose funds yon have spent from it. 6) 7) Don't send a check, cash, or money order or give out your account information to anyone insisting on immediate payment. Guard credit card information, social security number, and checking account information as you do the keys to your house. They are the keys to your bank accounts and your identity. Don't put this information on driver's licenses, checks, or give it out to strangers who ask for it over the phone or at the door. 8) Never place bank statements, credit card information or any such sensitive financial or personal information in the trash without first shredding or otherwise defacing all account numbers. Do not leave mail in mailbox overnight or on weekends. 9) Avoid fake and forged check scams. Be suspicious of any check you receive from an unknown or unexpected source. 10) Don't let anyone rush you into making a decision. Take your time to ask questions and gather information about the product, contest, company, or charity and ask for written information to be sent to you. Scam artists typically will not take the time to provide this. Provided by: F'AX: (785) 291-3699 Meet the surgeons Dr. Konie, a Kansas native from Overland Park, earned his medical degree in 2010 from the University of Kansas. He completed a five-year general surgery residency in 2015 at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Dr. Konie is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Medical Assoc'iation. Dr. Conklin, originally from Topeka, earned his degree in osteopathic medicine in 2009 at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. After his general surgery residency at Doctors Hospital and Grant Medical Center in Columbus, he completed a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery at Sinai Hospital and Northwest Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Conklin is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. Learn more at Imh.orglnewsurgeons Jared Konie, MD Blake Conklin, DO Familiar Faces Dr. James V. Rider, D.O. Dr. Larry L. Campbell, D.O. Nichole Potts, A.P.R.N. ... the medical clinics of Jefferson County Family Practice I Obstetrics I Geriatrics I Palliative and Hospice Care 24/7 On-Call Service I Surgery Assistance I Hospital Care and Visits Emphasis on Preventive HeaRh Care I In-Office Emergent Care (fractures, lacerations, etc.) We are accepting new patients at all our locations. We serve St. Francis Health Center and surrounding hospitals. Wed. Valley Falls Hours: ion., Tues. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. t Thurs., & Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat. 7:30 a.m.-I p.m. Wound Care Clinic Available Urgent Care Health Needs Provided* 785-945-3263 LAWBENCE V[EMOBIAL HOSPITAL Stay healthy. Stay close. Stay for Nortonville Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 913-886-2110 Winchester Hours: Men. Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues. 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. I Wed. 8:30 a.m.-Noon Urgent Care Health Needs Provided* 913-774-2150 Oskaloosa Hours: Mort. 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Tues., Wed., & Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-Noon Urgent Care Health Needs Provided* 785-863-4125 *Urgent Care: Injury or illness? 24-hour answering service - 7 days a week. 25-35-tfc t