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P. 6 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 i, 2010 THE OSKALOOSA INDEPENDENT News 4-H family of the year The Doug and Sandy Walbridge family, McLouth, was honored Sat- urday night with the Family of the Year recognition at the Jefferson County 4-H Achievement Banquet. Doug Walbridge is an alumnus of the Crackerjacks 4-H Club. He is an active donor and fair livestock buyer, and crops division superin- tendent. He was described as being "no stranger to helping out where need- ed" in the 4-H program. He has served a stint on the school board and been involved in many projects to improve the school. He's also a member of the McLouth Kiwanis, F.W. Huston Medical Center board of directors and Kaasas Angus Association. Sandy Walbridge has roots in the Kingman County and Willowday Pathfinders 4-H Club program. She serves on the style revue and cloth- ing committees and the foods and home environment committees. She is a 25-year family and con- sumer science teacher at McLouth where she is active with junior class sponsorship, Future Career and Community Leaders of America, and student council. Like her husband, she is involved with Kiwanis, and is president of the McLouth Zoning Board. The couple has two children, Katie, a freshman at Kansas State University, and Marc, a McLouth High School student. Katie has been involved at the 4-H club level in numerous posi- tions, holding a club office for 10 of her 11 years as a member. She has served on county committees such as foods, clothing, and home environment. Her school activities include National Honor Society and FCCLA, where she served as a district officer. Marc just finished his ninth year in 4-H. His projects include woodworking, sheep, leadership, clothing, foods, and crops, and he helps out as a crops fair committee member. He is also an active athlete at McLouth High School, participating in football, basketball, and track along with helping out on the family farm. The tradition of honoring a fam- ily was started many years ago by the late Roy and Ruby Freer and the tradition has been continued by their family, Bill and Arleta Man- ville, who made the presentation to the Walbridge family. E Doug and Sandy Walbridge and their County 4-H Family of theYear. At right Eight Wonders of Kansas People announced After six weeks of voting, the Kansas Sampler Foundation an- nounced the results of the 8 Won- ders of Kansas People contest. The top 8 vote getters, in alpha- betical order, are: • Amelia Earhart was the first woman aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other aviation records but disappeared in a record-setting attempt around the equator in 1937. 1897-1937.Atchi- son. • Buffalo Soldiers were members of an all-black regiment in the U.S. Army. The first unit to be given the name Buffalo Soldiers, the 10th Cavalry, was formed on September 21, 1866, at Fort Leavenworth. • Carry A. Nation was a hatchet- wielding crusader in the early 1900s and part of the Women's Christian Temperance Union campaign to pro- hibit alcohol. 1846-1911. Medicine Lodge, Kiowa. : • Emil J. Kapaun, a priest and military chaplain:is being consid- ered by the Vatican for sainthood because of his exemplary service and dedication while being held in a Korean prisoner of war camp in 1950-1951. 1916-1951. Pilsen. • George Washington Carver, an agri-scientist, botanist, educator, humanitarian, and inventor, was best known for discovering hun- dreds of uses for peanuts, soybean, sweet potatoes, and pecans and for developing crop-rotation methods. 1864-1943. Minneapolis, Beeler. • James Naismith was the man who invented basketball and started the University of Kansas basketball program in 1898. 1861-1939. Law- rence. • Martin and Osa Johnson were pioneering wildlife filmmakers, pho- tographers, authors, and explorers who traveled to the exotic realms of Africa, Borneo, and the South Seas recording cultures (that no longer exist). 1884-1937; 1894-1953. Cha- nute. • William Allen White, known as the "Sage of Emporia," from defending the 1st Amendment to fighting the Ku Klux Klan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper editor was the primary voice of the American heartland for almost five decades. 1868-1944: Emporia. There were 13,000 online and paper ballot votes from every state in the union that determined the outcome. Dwight D. Eisenhower was not el- igible for the People contest because he was already chosen to be one of the overall 8 Wonders of Kansas. Foundation director Marci Penner said, "The results show a colorful range of people that have called Kansas home. There were quite a number of lesser known people on the list and we hope that the contest has helped the public learn more about who we are as a state." Sat., Nov. 20, 2010 • 10 a.m. Sharp 505 Topeka St, * Oskaloosa, Kansas DIRECTIONS: From K-92 Hwy. at the west edge of Oskaloosa, turn south on Union Street, proceed 4 blocks south to the auction site. NOTE: PRE-AUCTION ONLINE BIDDING HAS BEGUN FOR THIS AUCTION AT SPECIAL NOTE: This property will be open for preview as it will be auctioned November 28. Please contact us for more information. Dependable care plus benefits. Now that's great service. TRACTOR, SADDLE, SHOP, & FARM RELATED: 1985 International Hydro 84 diesel tractor, wide front end, 3592 hrs., w/IH 2250 front end loader, one owner, SN 8110; good Big Rhino HD 8' rear blade; Continental 3-pt. 12" post hole auger; 14' tandem axel bumper hitch trailer, w/sideboards, good floor; 10' BMB Twin Bute 120 rotary mower, w/hyd, cyl.; 500 gal diesel fuel tank w/elec. (110) pump; Cub Cadet riding mower; 48" deck, hydrostat, 18 HP, motor needs some repair work; Several good log chains; 20' aluminum ext. ladder; partial roll new barb wire; 13" stock sad- dle, made by C P Shipley, KCK; old horse collar; 6' oval livestock water tank; 2-partial rolls 46" woven wire; several steel posts; aluminum step ladder; 19" Yard Machine push mower; B & D circular saw; elect. Drills; 6" bench grinder; air compressor, limit 40 Ibs.; plus an assortment of hand tools and lawn tools; gas cans, hose reel; exten- sion cords; 10 amp battery charger; gate hinges; trailer hitch; partial roll concrete wire; milk can; chicken feeder & water; 12' wood panel; 2-14' gates; barn boards; tire chains; 5' stainless steel double wash vat; old milking stanchions; bull blinders; more. OLD TOYS: Buddy L truck; yellow International tractor; Tonka Scraper; Tonka cement mixer; Tru Scale manure spreader; Tonka trencher; Buddy L riding acad- emy truck; metal doll house; child's red wagon; dolls. MISCELLANEOUS: 2-barn lantems; Coleman camping lantern; medium size pet carder; 2-metal free standing shelf units; elect, heaters; stainless steel milk pail; 8 X 30 binoculars; old pocket knives; 2- Christmas light up animated reindeer; handy man jack; lots of canning jars; old metal baby bed; 2-old Daze churn lids; 2-nice old oil lamps; wood rock- ing horse. HOUSEHOLD: Whirlpool Estate 18 cu. ft. frost free, refrigerator/freezer; Amana microwave; older International Harvester chest deep freeze, model 158, working good; washer & elect. Dryer; Westminster chime clock; 30" 4 drawer chest; blonde dresser & matching full size bed; 27" Sharp-IV; La-Z-Boy rocker recliner; nice 80" 3 section couch; pendulum clock; queen size bed; 5-drawer chest of drawers; dresser w/mirror; Bissell etec. Sweeper; floor lamps; table lamps; very nice Singer treadle sewing machine & cabinet; full size bed; parlor table; old vanity w/mirror & bench; 2-drawer file cabinet; 1T' wood storage cabinet; 42" double door metal stor- age cabinet; 36" double door metal storage cabinet; 2- metal 5' folding tables; elect. fans; lawn chairs; wood porch swing; old high chair; metal glider; humidifier; dehu- midifier; world globe; kitchen appliances, utensils, dishes and cooking ware. Several hand stitched, crochet, and embroidered pieces. MUCH MORE{ AUCTIONEER'S NOTE: Eleanor and her late husband lived on this farm for many years as respected members of the Oskaloosa communi. Her recent move affords you the opportunity to select from well cared for merchandise. Please be on time and bring a friend. We look forward to seeing you. SELLER: ELEANOR EDMONDS (Dolores Priddy, POA) 00United, Andy Conser, Auctioneer T86-8o6-6921 E-mail: info @ F-.-" Heart of America  Real Estate & Auction The 16 remaining finalists were: Amazon Army, Crawford County; Arthur Capper, Garnett, Topeka; Bernhard Warkentin, Newton, Hal- stead; Buster Keaton, Piqua; Clyde V. Cessna, Rago, Kingman; Cyrus K. Holliday, Topeka; Frederick Fun- ston, Iola; Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence; Jack Kilby, Great Bend; John Brown, Osawat- omie; Joseph McCoy, Abilene, Wich- ita; Mary Ann "Mother" Bickerdyke, Bunker Hill, Ellsworth; Olive Ann Beech, Wichita, Waverly; Walter Chrysler, Ellis, Wamego; Walter Johnson, Humboldt, Coffeyville; William Inge, Independence. The People contest is the last in a series of contests organized by the Kansas Sampler Foundation to encourage travel in Kansas and to educate the public about the Archi- tecture, Art, Commerce, Cuisine, Customs, Geography, History and People of Kansas. Part of the contest criteria was that the nominee be connected with somethingto see.'The contest that kicked-off the series in June 2007 featured the overall 8 Wonders of Kansas. To see all contest results and learn more about each entry, go to A photo guidebook featuring all 216 entries in the nine 8 Wonders of Kansas contests will debut next April at the grand opening recep- tion for the 8 Wonders exhibit at the Eisenhower Library in Abilene. EQIP / WHIP applica- tion cut off date The application evaluation cutoffdate will be Nov. 15 for the Environmental Quality Incentives and Wildlife Habitat Incentives programs, reports Eric B. Banks, state conservationist for the Natu- ral Resources Conservation Service These programs were authorized un- der the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. 'These two programs are very popular with producers in Kansas, and the NRCS wants to give producers time to get a conservation plan developed and get an application submitted in a timely man- ner," said Banks. "I know fall crops J/ need to be harvested and everyone will be busy. Setting the cutoff date now, should allow producers to get a plan and sign an application." Applications can be submitted any time, however those submitted by Nov. 15 will be evaluated for Fiscal Year 2011 funding. ! Photo by Rachelle Feldkamp children, Marc and Katie, were honored Saturday night as the Jefferson are Arleta and Bill Manville, who made the presentation. New federal-state partnership to foster high plains conservation The water and forest resources in the mid to upper High Plains have been at ever-increasing risk for more than a century. They're now pointing to serious problems for the future. That's why the state forestry agencies in Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas have joined together to form a unique, new partnership with USDA's Natural Resource Conserva- tion Service. Initial funding for the partner- ship is coming from a grant, secured through a conservation initiative outlined in the 2008 Farm Bill. The partners hope, however, to bring an- other $800,000 to the area over the next four years. The funds will bolster High Plains landowners' efforts in riparian tree planting, windbreak renovation and forest stand improve- ment. "The official name of our funding source is the Cooperative Conserva- tion Partnership Iitiative or CCPI. Kansans won't ned to remember that, though, bcadse the Kansas For- est Service and NRCS are funneling their efforts through a program that already exists," said Bob Atchison, KFS rural forestry coordinator. Kansans will continue to apply for cost-share funds through EQIP -- the Environmental Quality Incen- tives Program for Forestland Health, Atchison explained. EQIP already provides more than $100,000 each year for Kansas for- estry, agroforestry and windbreak projects, he said. With the state's current share of the new partnership fund, more than $300,000 will be available for 2011. "County NRCS offices can take landowner applications at any time. But, the application cutoff date for fiscal 2011 funds is Nov. 15, 2010. That's really soon," the forester said. "Landowners who can get in before that deadline, however, may have bet- ter odds for qualifying for projects." The website at www.ks.nrcs.usda. gov/has the locations and contact information for the USDA Service Centers that house local NRCS offic- es. It also provides an "EQIP Self-As- Lemke's Machine Quilting p" 913-886-6301 I 19 years exp. Call for an appointment. b.eow-.o Joan Lemke Join us this Veterans Day as we honor the men and women of the U.S. Military. Their courage, hard work and sacrifice are the backbone of our nation, protecting freedom, liberty, justice and all we hold dear. Thank you, veterans. 00-GG Rep. Lee Tafanelii, 47th District of Kansas and family Adv. paid for by Tafanelli for Representative Committee Sandy Walbridge, treasurer sessment Worksheet for Forestland Health." Completing that worksheet before applying has sometimes im- proved Kansas landowners' chances for funding, Atchison said. "After you apply, the process will go like this: The NRCS will refer you to a Kansas Forest Service district forester. That forester will schedule a site visit and develop a manage- ment plan to help guide your proj- ect. Then the NRCS will rank and prioritize all of the year's applica- tions, based on criteria specifically developed for forestland health," he said. EQIP attempts to cover 75 per- cent of project costs, as determined by statewide average costs. . "Forests, windbreaks, croplands and grasslands could all have areas eligible for projects, so long as they have a'resource concern,'"Atchison said."Our partnership's primary in- terests are the health and condition • of trees: i wixzdbreaks, woodlands and forests. We're also concerned about streambank soil erosion and the water quality issues associated with excessive sediment." Specific examples, of appropri- ate concerns could range from old windbreaks with gaps and dead trees to overcrowded forests and woodlands, -- especially those with lots ofinvasive or undesirable trees. Woodlands and streambanks that could benefit from additional tree plantings are other examples. The "Kansas Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy" report the KFS released this year included natural resource inventories that suggested: • Nearly half of the state's 43,436 miles of windbreaks are in poor condition. * 46 percent of Kansas woodlands and forests classify as "cull"-- hav- ing no marketable value. • Sedimentation from stream- bank erosion has reduced the stor- age capacity and thus the lifespan of many Kansas reservoirs by 50 to 100 years, creating a very real po- tential for water-supply shortages. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF OSKALOOSA Bible Study ................................... 10 a.m. I Worship Services .............. 11 a.m./6 p.m. I Home Study Group, Wed ............... 7 p.m, I Paul A. Reed, Pastor, 863-2328 1 KRC to hold sustainable agriculture conference Nov. 20, "Connecting cows, carbon and carrots: Making sense of our food future The Kansas Rural Center will hold its Sustainable Agriculture Conference Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia. The theme for this year's conference is "Connecting Cows, Carbon and Carrots: Making Sense of Our Food Future." KRC is hosting a one-day con- ference of speakers and workshops for people interested in learning more about climate change and its challenges for agriculture, the bud- ding "food movement" of local and regional production and business opportunities, how to appreach the transfer of land to the next genera- tion, plus many more ways of"con- necting cows, carbon, and carrots." The morning keynote speaker will be Joel Brown, who will speak on "Climate Change and Agriculture-- the Challenges and the Responses". Brown is a rangeland ecologist in New Mexico for the USDA Natu- ral Resources Service, where he is involved in research and develop- ment of land classification systems, carbon sequestration on rangelands, and grazing land ecology. He also works as the CSIRO (Australia) Project Leader and scientist, and NRCS Global Change Leader and Cooperating Scientist with the ARS Jornada Experimental Range. "Climate change, whether natu- ral or human caused, presents some serious challenges to agri- culture. Agricultural producers are very familiar with responding to variable climate," states Brown, "However, projected increases in climate variability will require an even more flexible approach to management." According to Brown, an important aspect of responding is a realistic assessment of the risks, and development of responses and decision systems to address needed changes. Brown spoke on climate change and the impact on agriculture at the 2002 Kansas Sustainable Ag- riculture Conference, providing an early perspective on what would be an issue of growing importance. Two other featured speakers for a roundtable discussion of climate and agriculture are Karl Brooks, U.S. EPA Region 7 Director, and Jeff Schahczenski, Policy Analyst for the National Center for Alternative Technology. Eighteen workshops will be held throughout the day. These will cover a wide range of topics including: Ecological Approaches to Farming; Trends in Production and Market- ing of Grass-fed Beef; Opportuni- ties for Local and Regional Food in Kansas; Growing Healthy: School and Community Gardens; Kansas Smoke Management: Melding Leg- islation and Production Practices to Preserve Prairie Ecosystems; Food Policy Councils; Hoop Houses 101; Patch-Burn Grazing the Prairies of Kansas; Cover Crops: The Next Frontier in Farming; Intergenera- tional Farm Transitions: Planning for Success; and the 2012 Farm Bill: What Does the Future Hold? Cost is $20 a person, which will cover lunch, snacks and materials. Registration is limited to the first 150 persons, and the deadline for registrations is Monday Nov. 15. A detailed agenda with present- ers listed is available at the KRC Web site. 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