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P. I0 THURSDAY, OCTOBER I i, 2012 THE OSKALOOSA INDEPENDENT Obituary Society DOROTHY O'NEILL Dorothy Mac Thompson O'Neill, 90, Winchester, died Oct. 6, 2012, at F.W. Huston Senior Living Center. She was born Sept. 4, 1922, to Owen Foster and Harriet Lavina Snodgrass Thompson in Houston, Ill. She married Lawrence Gene O'Neill Dec. 31, 1951. Mrs. O'Neill worked at the Jeffer- son County Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse where she later re- tired after 35 years. She volunteered as a Jefferson County Hospice nurse for 10 years. She was a member of the Re- formed Presbyterian Church in Winchester. She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Thompson; and a grandson, Nathan O'Neill. Survivors include her husband, Gene O'Neill; four sons, Robert O'Neill, Jay O'Neill, Gall O'Neill and Daryl O'Neill; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Winchester Reformed Pres- byterian Church Friday, Oct. 12. The memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, also at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to the F.W. Huston Senior Liv- ing Center for equipment upgrades. Mrs. O'Neill was a member of the Kansas Cremation Service. 785-863-2520 delivery be interrupted. PO Box 276 = Oskaloosa, KS 66066 Call, mail or email your address change so you won't miss a thing! _ The Jefferson County Mom-Me Group Jefferson County would like to thank the following spon- ,  .... h sors for sponsoring the 2nd Annual Jef- ,,, [!t ii ' '" r- ferson County Morn-Me 5K Fun Run/ !!)ii i':: ):o Walk, Kid lOOM, Kiddie Dash, andTod- (3roup dlerTrot held on Sept. 29, 2012: ATime to Plant Greenhouse Aahh Some Blossom Barnett Family Funeral Home Bruce Hanson, Attorney at Law Casey's General Stores, Inc. Country Harvest Apple Market Cotton O'Neil Clinic, Oskaloosa Davis Financial-Quentin Davis Eck Studios Encore Dance Center Giant Communications, LLC Golden Pizza Co. Great Life Golf & Fitness Growing Smiles, LLC Healthfully You! Highway 4 Automotive, Inc. Holland Eye Clinic Just For Hair Kansas Carpet Care, Inc. L.l.F.E.-Brandy Moore Lora Grace Floral McCarthy Motors McColm Family Dental Mercer Funeral Home Meriden Barber and Hair Co. Oskaloosa Thriftway Pepsi Cola of Topeka Perry-Lecompton Thriftway Petm-Valley Falls Pia Friend Realty-Pia Friend Rees Fruit Farm Road ID Steve's Thriftway Stewart's Hardware Tarwater Farm & Home Supply The Barn Bed & Breakfast Inn Town & Country Motors, Inc. Turner Designs Valley Falls Pharmacy WaI-Mart Western Hardware & Auto Bradford Accounting & Tax Service, LLC Cathy's Style Shop, Cathy Dailey/Jennifer Osborn Evelyn and Lofts Hair and Tanning Salon First State Bank & Trust, Member FDIC Herbalife- Tatum Eck, Wellness Coach It Works! - Becky True, Independent Distributor Jazzercise North Topeka Center Kansas Secured Title, Jefferson County Kendall State Bank, Member FDIC Kramer Insurance Agency Inc,, Julie Durand Mutual Savings Association FSA Pampered Chef, Nanette Johnson State Bank of Oskaloosa, Member FDIC Summer, Spencer & Company, PA Tastefully Simple, Allyson Lindstrom United Country Real Estate & Auction VOTE Your support was appreciated and helped make this event successful! Thank you! v00o’ 00nue00enuem,s available at these fine merchants: Oskaloosa: Independent Office- Oskaloosa Thriftway • Parker's Hallmark Gifts & Cards. Casey's General Store. Route 92 McLouth: McLouth BP. Casey's General Store. McLouth Apple Market Meriden: Jeff West Junction • Country Harvest Apple Market. ZZzzz's Perry: Casey's General Store. Fast Trax. Perry-Lecompton Thriftway Valley Falls: Vindicator Office. Steve's Thriftway Nortonville: Country Inn Service Newspapers are available Ozawkie: Casey's General Store Wednesday mornings. Winchester: KT's Short Stop A single copy costs $1. Todd Mildfelt Speaker on under- ground railroad at annual VFHS dinner The 45th annual dinner meeting of the Valley Falls Historical Society will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Barn Bed and Breakfast Inn, Valley Falls. Guest speaker will be Todd Mild- felt, author and teacher, who will speak on the "Underground Railroad on the Western Frontier." Tickets are $15 for the dinner and program or $5 for the program only. Tickets are available at the Kendall State Bank, Stewart Hardware, The Vindicator office, or from any society member. Election of officers and directors will be held prior to the program and there will be a short business meet- ing. Those nominated to serve in the 2012-2013 term are: Officers -- Betty Jane Wilson, president; Rosalind Jackson, vice president; Lesa Brose, secretary; Gary Coleman, treasurer. Directors -- Joan Reichart, term 2015; Anita Stutesman, term 2013; and James Durand, term 2014. His- torian -- Frank Shrimplin. Mildfelt began researching a man named Charles Leonhardt in 2001 that resulted in his first book, "The Secret Danites Kansas' First Jayhawkers." The book was about a secret anti-slave society that oper- ated during territorial Kansas. Birth announcement Jeb and Lori (Schrick) Hoverter, Denver, Colo., announce the birth of their son, Jobie Jeb, born Aug. 5, 2012. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Larry and Bonnie Schrick, Easton. Pater- nal grandparents are Mary Rosati, Mansfield, Ohio, and Kurt Hoverter, Venice, Fla. The maternal great-grandmother is Joan Nell, Nortonville. Paternal great-grandparents are Albert and Paula Rosati, Ephrata, Pa. CARD OF THANKS Many thanks to my family and friends for the cards, visits, many acts of kindness, and prayers during my illness and recovery. Thanks to the very capable and caring Jefferson County visiting nurses for their excellent care. May God bless you all. -- Chuck Miller 17-1tp Friends of Library seek quiltsfor show The Friends of the Meriden Com- munity Library are inviting local artists, quilters and quilt owners to bring their quilts for display at the third annual quilt show benefit for the Meriden Community Library Nov. 3. Quilts are to be dropped off at the Meriden Methodist Church by 8:30 a.m. and picked up by 3:30 p.m. Registration forms can be picked up at the library or contact Doris Lux, chairwoman, for more details, 785- 484-2040 (meridenfriendsquiltshow. org). The quilt show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds from the benefit go toward the library's chil- dren's summer reading program. Volunteers and donations for the silent auction or "Buy it Now" are welcome. The Meriden Community Library, located in the Countryside Plaza, and is open daily except Sunday, offering wireless Internet, audio books, large print books, and copy and fax ma- chine service. A children's story time is held at 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays. KU honors high school seniors from Jefferson County A total of 129 seniors from high schools in Jefferson and Douglas counties were recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a program and reception Oct. 3 at the Kansas Union on the University of Kansas campus. During the ceremony, each student received a Webster's New College Dic- tionary presented by Michelle Miles, assistant director of Kansas programs for the KU Alumni Association. Kevin Corbett, president of KU Alumni Association, spoke to the stu- dents and their parents and guests. The Kansas Honors Program is made possible by KU Endowment and proceeds from the Jayhawk license plate program. The class of 2013 scholars from Jefferson County high schools are: Jefferson County North High School--Montgomery Baker-Fales, Oskaloosa, Brandallyn Crail, Cum- mings, Kymberlee Nell, Nortonville, Alexandria Schneider, Nortonville, Erin Wallace, Winchester, and Morgan • Wentz, Nortonville. Jefferson West High School--Erika Essman, Meriden, Christina Gartner, Topeka, Quentin Hahn, Meriden, Bethany Heiden, Meriden, Kendal Holloman, Grantville, Jordan Korb, Valley Falls, Ashton Symonds, Topeka, Abbie Thelen, Meriden, and Alexander Wickersham, Meriden. McLouth High School--Olivia Evans, Mathew Herren, and Marc Walbridge, all McLouth. Oskaloosa High School--Erin Bowser, Nicole Kruse, and Dylan VanHoutan, all Oskaloosa, and Taylor Willits, Ozawkie. Perry-Lecompton High School--Ty- ler Andrew, Lawrence, Julie Clement, Lecompton, Trevor Dark, Perry, Emily Mulvihill, Perry, Alexandria Parnell, Perry, Melissa Schmidt, Lecompton, and Lillian Seib, Perry. Valley Falls High School--Miranda Carter, Lawryn Edmonds, and Aman- da Sales, all Valley Falls. Since 1971, the Kansas Honors Program has recognized over 117,000 scholars, who rank in the top 10 per- Building on that topic, Mildfelt cent of their high school senior classes f J}A} q--"  fJ} "l* 1 | and are selected regardless of occu- continued researching the under-  /   [ pational plans or higher-education ground railroad on the frontier and published his first book for young -U goals. readers in 2011 titled 'Wagon Train  ...... Store Hours: To Freedom." The story is based on II'A IT.I.'F & ! .Y iday:8a:mLt°6p'm' an underground railroad trip from .,,.....,,,,..a.,.., -...... • v I I p.m. Lawrence, during the summer of 1860 led by The Rev. John Stewart.  i I   cIosea Sundays FEED & SUPPLIFAB - SMALL  LARGE ANIMAL8 * FERTILIZERS & CHEMICAI On this trip they traveled as far west as Wabaunsee County. The author plans to follow this book with two more, also based on actual episodes of the underground railroad in Kansas. He is working on a book about James Montgomery with his friend Dave Schafer. Mildfelt was a presenter at the National Underground Railroad Con- ference in 2010 and the Symphony in the Flint Hills in 2011. The speaker is being brought to Valley Falls courtesy of the Kansas Humanities Council, who will pay Range Cubes PRODUCTS AVAILABLE! 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In addition to canned and dry food the pantry also collects toiletries and personal hygiene products.The pantry is open on the second and fourth Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. his expenses including honoraria and Sun., Oct. 9, 2012 • Noon Sharp! 204 West 5th Street • Perry, KS DIRECTIONS: From 24 Hwy. in Perry turn South on Elm St. (at Casey's) go to 6th St•, turn West and follow it around to 5th St. then West to auction. Watch for auction signs. GALBRAITH TRUST / RE & PROP. f'United Andy Conser. Auctioneer/Realtor, 785-806-6921 I 0000puoun00£y.L ,ec.Wise. Realtor.Allen Wise, Realtor .......... ,,', 785-224-7819 785-224-8570  Head of America Real Estate & Auction J. David Farris, Broker E-maih r, 2 No DISTRICT Paid for by Marci for Senate, Sally Hoyden, Treasurer I Box 175, Lawrence, KS 66044 17-07-1tc THE OS KALO O SA INDEPENDENT travelexpenses. 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For more in- formation on KttC programs, contact them at (785) 357-0359 or visit online: The Valley Falls Historical Society welcomes new members and volunteers to join them in helping preserve the history of the town and its people. Individual memberships begin at $10. Their museum at 310 Broadway Street is open each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special tours can be arranged by contacting a member. Barnett Family Funeral Home Care and service only friends can provide. 785-863-2020 1220 Walnut Street _. Oskaloosa, KS 66066 29-c KING'S CONSTRUCTION Earth Moving, Ponds, Terraces, Waterways, Brush Clearing, Tiling, & Tile Terraces DAN KING • KENT KING Minorities and Females encouraged to o apply. An Equal Opportunity Employer 785-863-2534 Oskaloosa, KS 6&6 Next-to-New Furniture] 6rear Fumil:ure at a 6rear Pdce I I Noon to5p.m. 202 Union Street 913-796-6651 / McLouth, KS 785-840-8367 / Gerald and 61no Burbank, owners 10-1tO] MEANS CONSTRUCTION Bldg. Sites • Basements • Misc. Dirt Work TERRACES • WATERWAYS PONDS • BRUSH CLEARING (913) 796-6478 James B. Means, McLouth Mowing. Trimming. Seeding. Aerating Verticutting • Fertilizer/Weed Control • Private Fencing. Mulching • Cleaning Flower Beds FREE ESTIMATES- INSURED EugeneYoder (785) 224-9436 ! iI: I Specializing in Exterior Restorations ] Jobs Done lhe Right Way, Over  Years Experience I Interior and Exterior painting Free Estimates I [ Dave Mueller 1 [ 785-863-2D46 • 785-840-8424 l JIM MOORE CONSTRUCTION & CABINETS Residential & Light Commercial Box 111 - McLouth, KS 66054 (913) 796-6871 • (913) 796-6215 CAYL 107 Elm ST • Perry Phone 785-597-5110 • FAX 785-597-5001 McLouth news by Ruth Meyer McLouth Cub Scout Pack No. 81 held a fishing derby Sept. 30. It was attended by over 70 people. Scouts and their families caught and re- leased over 50 fish. Congratulations go to Ryder Sparks for the biggest fish; Macyn Felix for the first fish; and Ben Plake for the most fish. Bill Glanville and Deni Lasiter were hosts for the event. For additional information about Scouting, call Jenny Kuglin at 785- 550-7196 or email her atjennykuglin@ Send announcements and informa- tion on upcoming and recent events relating to the McLouth community to: pennywoodring@yahoo.-com, or 796-6926. Lawson is homecoming queen candidate at ESU Lezley Lawson, McLouth, is a candidate for homecoming queen at Emporia State University. Royalty will be crowned during halftime of the football game Oct. 13 between the ESU Hornets and the Lindenwood University Lions. Homecoming activities Oct. 13 in- clude a parade in downtown Emporia beginning at 11:30 a.m. We low olTer.,. ,,::: ..... . FiI] color o Sturdy viry] • Made to order (',all for details! The lMeTMe[tt 785-63-2520 Crushed Rock Rock-842-3236 Office-597-5111 Perry, KS 66073 Premier Construction Siding • Windows ° Remodeling General Carpentry  20 yrs. 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