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Edmondson. fiI will seek the support of the citizens of Cherokee County in my bid for a second term. In submitting his of- necessary signatures on a petition. will continue to seek their approval. term as Cherokee County Clerk quickly approaches, I want the citizens of Cher- okee County to know that they have elected a person that they can trust,fl said Musing Under the Clock Tower The O˜cial Newspaper for Cherokee County, cities of Columbus, West Mineral, Roseland, Scammon, and Columbus USD 493 Copyright 2016VOLUME 6 NUMBER 65SINGLE COPY $1.25 COLUMBUS, KS. 66725620-429-4684DEATHS CALENDARMondayMarch 21, 20161866-2016Cherokee County Sesquicentennial God Bless America County Clerk Rod Ed- mondson was able to achieve the designation as Clerk to do so. This was accom-plished through studies provided by the Kansas County Clerks and Elec- and Wichita State Univer- sity. fiAs the County Elec- mented a proper plan to bring our voter rolls into compliance with state and federal laws,fl said Ed- mondson. fiJust last month we began a county wide mass mailing to every reg- istered voter in Cherokee step in the process of be- ing able to properly update voter records with current information, and if appro- priate, to remove obsolete records.flPrior to being elected as Cherokee County Clerk in 2012, he had served the citizens of Baxter Springs the Municipal Court Clerk from 1989 until 2013. In addition to his years of service in Bax- ter Springs, he served as County Commissioner representing District Three from 2005-2009. fiHaving been born and raised in Cherokee County, I understand the importance of having willing to serve our citi- zens,fl said Edmondson. fiDuring my three years in been my goal to provide a high level of public ser- earn the trust of the citizens of Cherokee County, and I Edmondson files for County Clerk return A 28-year-old sus- pect from Overland Park was arrested in connection with a home-invasion rob- bery Thursday morning in Cherokee.Crawford County called at 5:14 a.m. to the home of Billie Purdum, 26, on West Magnolia Street, where Blake St. Clair had entered through a broken window, struggled with Purdum, assaulted her and robbed her of a wallet con- taining cash. Purdum informed deputies that she had a protection from abuse or- Search and rescue dogs exhibit a new mean- ing to the common term of dog training. The 4-H youngsters attending the Dog Train- ing School on Saturday received an opportunity to see a champion search and rescue dog in action and pick up some additional tips on training their dogs.The 4-H members were learning the art of dog training for the 4-H Dog Show at this years Chero- kee County Fair. Anne Sharp, was the instructor and was working with the students individu- ally as well as in an exhibit group.The old adage of be- could not have been bet- ter demonstrated than with the arrival of fiTaterfl to the sessionA German Shepherd named Sweet Potato nick- named, fiTaterfl is a highly trained search and rescue and wilderness search. The three year old service and personal pro- tection dog. She is owned by Betty and Audie Tash of River- ton and is kept by them as a service dog for Betty. fiIf I fall or suffer some type of health prob- lem she has been trained to get help she also warns me about potential dangers when walking,fl Betty told the 4-H youngsters. fiTater also serves as personal pro- tection for me, she will at- tack if instructed.flShortly after her ar- rival Tater was put through her training paces by Frank 4-H™ers see search, rescue demonstration Merrill, also a professional dog trainer. Merrill demonstrated how the dog knew whether to follow or stop depend- ing on the leg Merrill used to start walking. If he wanted the dog to walk be- side him the stride would begin on the left foot, if he wanted to dog to stay he would start his stride with the right foot.He also noted that the voice commands given the dog were in the Ger- man language, because her training as a protection dog allow the owner or trainer to give the dog commands without an attacker under- standing the command.Though she spends ev-eryday training, her train- ing has been ongoing for two years and she has been working for over a year. fiIt is easier to train the dogs than it is to train a person to handle them,fl laughed Merrill. fiWe train them and the owners come what I say, generally this is because we did not get the owner to understand the importance of their train- ing.fiTaterfl comes from a long line search and rescue dogs, her grandfather was a world famous search dog in Europe.fiTater,fl one of two City, Colorado in the certi- only Midwestern dog to reach the necessary quali- After the training ex- Life long county resident, Jess Hunt, with his grandson Rod Edmondson during a recent celebration. Edmond- hibition Tater was taken out for some real search and rescue work. Isaac and Ariuana Sharp walked around the with their scent. Tater fol- livestock barns over the grandstand bleachers and back to the front of the Fair the lost children.The dog walked over around every post where the children had been.fiThe handler has to read his dog,fl said Audie Tash. fiThat is the secret to searching.fl The youngsters went back to the class with a new resolve after seeing what they may be able to train their dogs to do.der against St. Clair, from a previous relationship. St. Clair entered her home through a broken window that the suspect had dam- aged previously. Purdum and her 9-year-old son were asleep at the time. As she awoke, the suspect kept her from reaching her cell phone on a nightstand and calling for help. He took her phone and keys to her car, and un- locked the car to grab her purse.Purdum struggled with St. Clair again at that point before he removed the wallet from the purse and ran. Deputies located St. Clair while he was still on foot in the vicinity of 160th Street and 540th Av- enue and headed for his car a half-mile away and took him into custody. St. Clair was booked into the Crawford County Jail on suspicion of rob-bery, aggravated burglary, violation of a protection order, criminal restraint, theft, battery, criminal damage, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug para-phernalia. He was being held on a $25,000 bond.Purdum suffered mi- nor injuries in the home in- vasion but declined medi-cal attention.The matter remains under investigation by the department.Busy holiday weekend for Big Brutus visitors It will be a busy week-end for Big Brutus as they will have three of their ma- jor events of the year back- to-back. largest tourist attraction will welcome hundreds of visitors to their grounds during the holiday week- end.The annual Easter egg hunt will be conducted on Friday afternoon. Saturday the Annual meeting and Easter Sunday morning the sunrise services will be conducted at the site built coal mining heritage.Easter Egg Hunt The traditional oppor- tunity for youngsters under 12 years old to gather eggs on the grounds in the shad-ow of Big Brutus. The giant electric shovel has always been an attraction for children, but the excitement of gathering candy and eggs adds to the fun. The gates will open Friday at 3:30 p.m. and will last only a few min-utes as the kids make quick work of the egg collection.Annual MeetingThe annual meeting of the Big Brutus Member ship will be held at Row- on Country Road in Co-lumbus at 6 p.m. Saturday. Awards are tradition- ally presented at the meet- for the upcoming year. The Board of Directors will present a report on the past and current condition of the corporation. Sunrise ServicesThe Big Brutus Eas- ter Sunday Sunrise Ser- vice will begin at 6:30 a.m. with the Rev. Bob E. Banks conducting the ser- vice. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs. Th e event will be held out of doors if weather permits. Overland Park man arrested in Cherokee home invasion Joshua Cure, 34Baxter SpringsRobert King, 80Joplin, Mo.Emma Rion, 79Elizabeth Morris, 86 Tatum, NM fiTater,fl the search and rescue dog was the highlight of the dog training sessions at the venues. A rural Hallowell home at 202 Northwest 90th Street was the scene of a Sunday morn- Monday, March 21 Cherokee County Commissioners meet in of County Courthouse 9 a.m. This meeting will be livestreamed over city- linktv.com on the Colum- bus News Report Chan- nel and archived for later viewing.Columbus City Council meets in Council Chambers of City Hall at 6:30 p.m. This meet- ing will be livestreamed over citylinktv.com on the News Report Chan- nel and archived for later viewing.Columbus School District classes re-open today following spring break. Quilt Club meets 9:30 a.m. in First Chris- tian Church Cub Scouts meet at Methodist Church 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 Chamber of Com-merce Ambassador Com- mittee will recognize Bath-Naylor Funeral home for their 15-years of Chamber membership all Chamber members are invited to attend.Exercise Class at Cherokee County Hospi- tality Center, 516 North Kansas Avenue Colum- bus, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Genealogy Society meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Pastor Paul Duncan will speak on the history of the Crestline Baptist Church. TOPS meets at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Columbus. Alcoholics Anonymous theran Church 552 Fifth Street, Oswego.Play Bunco at the Cherokee County Hospi- tality Center, 1 p.m. t0o 3 p.m. 516 North Kansas. Everyone welcome. Wednesday, March 23 Columbus Recre- ation Committee meets at 6 p.m. in the Colum- bus City Hall conference room.Pinochle single deck played at Autumn Place Blue Room, Columbus 12:30 p.m. everyone wel- come.Green grass are biting and the state is tearing up the really here.

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Emma Mae Rion, 79, Miami, Okla., died at 11:20 p.m., Thursday, March 17, 2016, at Windridge Nurs- ing Center, in Miami, Okla. following an illness.Born February 13, 1937, she was the daughter of Russell and Pauline (Wil- son) Haynes. For the past 23 years, she claimed Mi-ami her home. She had pre-viously lived in Texas and New Mexico. She was a Columbus News-Report Page 2Monday, March 21, 2016 Obituaries are published in the Columbus News-Report as a service to our readers. We do not charge for this service and encourage photos to accompany the article telling about the life of the person.Columbus News-Report Obituary PolicyObituariesLegal NoticeCherokee County Jail Report (First Published in the Columbus News-Report, March 18, 2016) CHEROKEE COUNTY NOXIOUS WEED DEPT. GENERAL NOTICE TO CONTROL NOXIOUS WEEDS March 16, 2016The Kansas Noxious Weed Law K.S.A. 2-1331 et seq requires all persons who own or supervise land in Kansas to control and eradicate all weeds declared noxious by legislative action. The weeds declared noxious are: FIELD BINDWEED, MUSK THISTLE, JOHNSON GRASS, BUR RAGWEED, CANADA THISTLE, LEAFY SPURGE, HOARY CRESS QUACK GRASS, RUSSIAN KNAPWEED, KUDZU, PIGNUT AND SERICEA LESPEDEZA. MULTI – FLORA ROSE is a county option noxious weed declared noxious by the board of County Commissioner of Cherokee County. Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Kansas Noxious Weed Law to every person who owns or supervises land in Cherokee county that noxious weeds growing or found on such land shall be controlled and eradicated. Control is defined as preventing the production of viable seed and the vegetative spread of the plant. Failure to observe this notice may result in the county: Serving a legal notice requiring control of the noxious weeds within a minimum of five (5) days. Failure to control the noxious weeds within the time period allowed may result in the county treating the noxious weeds at the landowners expense and placing a lien on the property if the bill is not paid within 30 days or Filing of criminal charges for non-compliance. Conviction for non-compliance may result in a fine of $100 per day of non-compliance with a maximum fine of $1,500. The public is also hereby notified that is a violation of the Kansas Noxious Weed Law to barter, sell, or give away infested nursery stock or livestock feed unless the feed is fed on the farm where grown or sold to a commercial processor that will destroy the viability of the noxious weed seed. Custom harvesting machines must be labeled with a label provided by the Kansas Dept. of Agriculture and must be free of all weed seed and litter when in the State and when leaving a field infested with noxious weeds. Additional information may be obtained from the Cherokee County Noxious Weed Dept. or by contacting the Kansas Dept. of Agriculture, Plant Protection and Weed Control, Forbes Field Bldg. 282, PO Box 19282, Topeka, KS. 66619-0282 March 18, March 21, & March 23, 2016 111 N. Pennsylvania, Columbus Mon. – Friday 9 to 5 Saturday & Evenings by Appointment $40OFFfiBETWEEN FRIENDSfl TUXEDO RENTAL Call 620-429-3153 Call Today for Your Fitting Need A Tux For Prom? Call 620-429-4400 or 417-396-9513 For Appointment Becky McDanielBroker/Owner Let a fiReal Profl Help You Sell or Buy Real Estate New Listing – 1500 NW 30th St. Columbus, Ks. 10 Acres. $200,000Call Becky For More Details 120 N. Kansas Ave., Columbus Call Becky For More Details 120 N. Kansas Ave., Columbus 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru FridaySaturday 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.John Paradee Ward 1 Columbus City CouncilPaid Political Advertising by John Paradee It™s Time To Plan Your Spring Garden & Out Door Projects We Have What You Need! COMMUNITY NEWSEmma Rion, 79, Miami, Okla.member of the Assemblies of God.Emma and Billy Lee Rion were united in marriage January 14, 1956, in Car- din, Okla. He preceded her in death September 7, 2013. She was also preced- ed in death by her parents and brother, Bob Hayes. She is survived by sons Robert Thomas Rion, of Miami, Okla., Bill L Rion (wife, Sharon) Jr., Burns Tenn. and Jimmy Dale (wife, Denise) Rion, San Antonio, Texas. Nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until time of service Tuesday, March 22, at Derfelt Fu- neral Home, in Columbus. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lone Elm Cemetery, in ru- ral Columbus.Herbert fiHerbiefl Lyle King, 80, of Joplin, Mo., died Saturday March 12, 2016, at Joplin Gardens, following an illness. Born October 7, 1935, in Jenny Lind, Ark., he was the son of John Bee King and Stella Ioda (Hutsell) King. He has been a Joplin resident most of his adult life. He served in the Unit-ed States Naval Reserves. In 1957, he went to work as a first class line- man for Empire District Electric. He retired from Empire in 1995 after thirty- eight years of service as an estimator. He was a mem- ber of Christ Community United Methodist Church. Lyle and Joyce Liter Hol- land were united in mar- riage August 7, 1971, to- gether they raised their blended family. Lyle loved spending time with his family. He coached three different sports at the Boys and Girls Club. He enjoyed camping, bowling, and golf. He loved animals and Herbert King, 80, Joplin, Mo.he especially enjoyed rid- ing around on his new lawn mower. Lyle lived a full, wonderful and loving life. He was always there for family, friends and even strangers. His smile, his jokes always seemed to up- lift everyone. He was loved and will be missed daily by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by sisters, Eva, Nellie, Ruth and Lois, brothers, John, Gene Alvin, Edward, and Lloyd. Lyle is survived by his wife, Joyce King, son, Da-vid Lee King and wife Laura Ann and daughter, Cindy Lee King, all of Jop-lin, Mo. His stepson, Ricky Edward Holland, of Sene- ca, Mo., three grandchil- dren, Joshua David King and wife Shelby, Mark Ed- ward Holland and wife Lauren, and Trena Denee Mayfield and husband Timothy and six great- grandchildren, Kallie King, Josiah King, Cora King, Max Holland, Liam Hol- land, and Presley Mayfield also survive. A Memorial visitation will be held 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Ma- son-Woodard Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be given to Christ Community United Meth- odist Church or the Boys & Girls Club of Joplin in care of the mortuary. Arrangements are under the direction of Mason- Woodard Mortuary & Cre- matoryJoshua Benjamin Cure, 34, of Baxter Springs, died Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 8:30 p.m. in Pur- dy, Mo. Born January 7, 1982, in Baxter Springs, he was the son of Terry Dean Cure and Carrie Elizabeth Rago.He was preceded in death by his father, Terry Dean Cure, maternal grandfather, Walter Rago, maternal grandmother Charlotte Rago and his pa- ternal grandmother Doris Green. Joshua is survived by his mother Carrie Rago Kernel of Columbus and his sister Tabitha McCarter of Joplin, Mo. His uncle, Marc Rago of Baxter Springs and aunt, Starlah Bergmann of St. Louis, Mo., also survive.Services will be held Tuesday, March 22, in Baxter Springs, at Derfelt™s Baxter Chapel, with view- ing beginning at 2 p.m. Fu- neral services will be at 4 p.m. A reception will fol- low. Pastor Audie Tash will officiate. Please join in the celebrating Josh™s Life. Online condolences may be expressed at www.der- feltfuneralhomes.com. Joshua Cure, 34, Baxter SpringsElizabeth Nell Morris, 86, of Tatum, New Mexico, died Thursday evening, March 17, 2106, at Nor- Lea General Hospital Lov- ington, NM following an illness. Born June 19, 1929, in Sherman City, she was the daughter of William and Mary Mae (Shields) Barmore. She had lived in Tatum since 2011, moving from Oswego, where she had lived most of her life. She worked several years at Glen Berry Manufactur- ing in Oswego. She later worked at the Kansas Am- munition plant, in Parsons. She was a member of the Nazarene Church in Mc-Cune.Her husbands, Edward Shannon, R. C. Jackson, and Gerald Morris all pre- ceded her in death. Two grandchildren also preced- ed her in death. She is survived by nine Elizabeth Morris, 86, Tatum, NM children and their spouses: Edward fiLeonfl and Deb- bie Shannon, of Sherman City, Carol McKinney, Ev- elyn Shannon, Steve and Ellen Ghering and Marjo- rie Reynolds, all of Oswe- go, Jake and Nancy Beck, of Chetopa, Janet Scott, In- dependence, John and Cin-dy Shannon, of Oolahgah, Okla. and John and Mari-lyn Burns, of Tatum, NM. Twenty g randchildren; several great and great- great grandchildren also survive.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, March 21, at Derfelt Funeral Home, in Oswego. Graveside servic-es will be at 10 a.m. Tues- day, March 22, at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, rural Os- wego. Pastor Steve Mc- Brien and John David Walker Jr. will officiate. Cherokee County Court Docket Court DocketMagistrate CourtJudge Samuel J. MarshTuesday, March 22 State of Kansas vs. Joe Don Parish, diversion ap- peal continued from March 21.9 a.m. Œ Midland Funding LLC vs. Kevin Miller, dis- missal9 a.m. Œ Midland Funding LLC vs. Belinda Edwards, dismissal9:15 a.m. Œ State of Kan-sas vs. Joni G. Hicks, di-version9:15 a.m. Œ State of Kansas vs. Keith Danner, diversion 9:15 a.m. Œ State of Kan-sas vs. Michael L. Martin, bench9:15 a.m. Œ State of Kansas vs. Jeffrey Gribble Webb, diversion9:15 a.m. Œ State of Kansas vs. Cody Clay Rakestraw, diversion10 a.m. Œ State of Kansas vs. Midland Funding LLC vs. Tammy Mosley, answer due 10 a.m. ŒAlly Financial Inc. vs. Tiffany Joy Chil- dress, answer due 10 a.m. Œ State of Kansas vs. Arnold Ortiz, prelimi- nary 11:30 a.m. Œ State of Kansas vs. Ariana Elaine Starchman, preliminary 1 p.m. State of Kansas vs. Tonya Lynn Denman- Johnson, bench trial Wednesday, March 23 State of Kansas vs. Joe Don parish, diversion ap-peal continued from March 21. 9 a.m. Œ State of Kansas vs. Sherry Green, status conference 9:30 a.m. Œ State of Kan-sas vs. Michael D. Barbee, scheduling conference.District CourtJudge A.J. Wachter Wednesday, March 23 1:30 p.m.- Robert Gran-ville Morgan, petitioner vs. Paulette Gail Morgan, re- District CourtJudge Kurtis I. LoyTuesday, March 22 9 a.m. State of Kansas vs. Donald Kidwell, III, notice of intent to dismiss.District CourtJudge Oliver Kent Lynch Tuesday, March 22 9 a.m. – State of Kansas vs. Travis Dwight Roberts, jury trialWednesday, March 23 State of Kansas vs. Travis Dwight Roberts, jury trial, continued from March 22. 9 a.m. Œ Justin Todd Click, petitioner vs. Shaylean Click, respondent, notice of intent to dismiss.Joshua J. Vander- pool, 36, was arrested Sat- urday by Cherokee County Sheriff™s deputies on a charge of driving under the influence; third conviction in less than ten years and was released on $2,500 bond.Teri Rayle Guthrie , 20, was arrested Saturday by Cherokee County Sher- iff™s deputies on a charge of driving under the influ- ence; first conviction and was released on $1,000 bond.Mary Ann Box , 46, was arrested Saturday by Cherokee County Sheriff™s deputies on charges of do- mestic battery; knowingly or recklessly cause bodily harm, transporting an open container and criminal lit- tering; public property and is being held in lieu of $2,000 bond.McKaela Danyelle Pippin, 21, was arrested Saturday by Cherokee County Sheriff™s deputies on charges of possession of stolen property; felony and interference with law en- forcement officer; obstruct or resist during a felony and is being held in lieu of $3,000 bond.Paul Edmund Lloyd , 33, was arrested Saturday by Cherokee County Sher- iff™s deputies on charges including possession of stolen property; felony, in- terference of with law en- forcement officer; ob- structing during a felony, criminal trespass; unknown circumstance, criminal damage to property; mis- demeanor, criminal posses- sion of a firearm by a felon; felony or drug conviction, fleeing or eluding a law en- forcement officer, identity theft, reckless driving, dis-playing a fictitious identifi- cation card, driving under the influence; misdemean- Cherokee County was ranked above the state av- erage in Low Family At- tachment and Low Social/ Emotional Support in re- cent statewide surveys. It is important for youth and their families to be con- nected and to feel like they are part of their communi-ty. The Cherokee County K-State Research and Ex-tension Office wants to provide families with op- portunities to get out and have a night with their chil- dren to have fun, strength-en relationships, and create memories. They will be holding a fiFamily and Me Date Night fi Tuesday April 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Extension Office in Columbus. The date night will allow an adult (parent, grandparent, aunt, etc) to bring a child for a night-out. Participants will work together to create small kitchen aprons that they will get to take home. Cost of the program is $8 and includes all materials for the aprons, snacks, and drinks. Class size is limit- ed, so please call the Ex- tension Office at 620-429- 3849 to get signed up. If you have special re- quirements due to a physi- cal, vision, or hearing dis- ability, contact Christina Holmes, Cherokee County Extension, 124 W. Country Rd, Columbus, KS 66725, phone 620-429-3849 or email ChristinaHolmes@ ksu.edu.‚Family and Me Date Night™ April 12 or, driving while suspend- ed; misdemeanor; un- known conviction, not having valid liability insur- ance and possession of sto- len poperty; misdemeanor. Jason Earl Tessman , 37, was arrested Friday by Cherokee County Sheriff™s deputies on charges includ- ing possess opiates, opium, narcotic drugs and certain stimulants, use or possess drug paraphernalia for use in the human body and fail- ure to appear and was re-leased on $5,000 bond.Tristen Izea Zachare , 20; Ray Leon Bouray, 56; Ternell William Marshall, 31; Jonathan Michael Ry- der, 27; Raymond Michael Long, 39; Tyler Jordan Gaiser, 25; Marzuez Lamont McCray, 27; Dale Alan Spang, 22 and Joshua Levi Wiser, 30 were all ad- mitted to the Cherokee County Law Enforcement Center on a jail bed con- tract with Sedgwick Coun- ty.

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PATTERSON COUNCILMAN WARD 5 VOTEVOT EAfter a three-month break, there was a lot of vis- iting happening at the First United Methodist Church in Columbus, March 16. After this winter break, the Cherokee County Retired School Personnel were once again happy to see each other and catch up on the news.President Lorna Sto- ver called the meeting to order. Pat Spriggs blessed the food with prayer. Sto- ver thanked the United Methodist Women for the delicious meal. She also welcomed three guests, Kelsey Stone, Myrna Mar- tin™s granddaughter and Ralph and Clara White. After lunch, Fay Scho-les introduced Ralph White who showed a DVD he had created of pictures of buildings in Columbus. Each buildin g had a picture of long ago and a current picture.Rebecca Edmondson read the minutes of the November 18, 2015 meet- ing. Myrna Martin gave the treasurer™s report. Sto- ver read a letter from Bob Grover about Legislative News. The group will again award two scholarships in the amount of $250 each to two students from Baxter and/or Columbus. Stover appointed Fay Scholes as Scholarship Committee chair and Pat Niggemann and Linda Garrison as members. If a member cannot be present at the April meet- ing, he or she should report accumulated service points to the calling tree person when contacted.Joys and concerns were expressed for mem-Retired School Personnel lunch meetings resumeBunco continues to grow in Columbus and one man has gone were no other man has gone be- fore. The thirty-one ladies who showed up at the Co- lumbus Hospitality Center Tuesday, March 15 for the weekly Bunco games were Lee Myers among the play-ers.The number of people who are taking part in the games has continued to Bunco attendance continues to grow at the last meeting. Last week Kay Zwahlen trav-eled all the way from Wy- andotte, Oklahoma to play and this week she brought a friend from Wyandotte players who have never themselves picking up the game fairly quickly. For being the only man at Tuesday™s meeting Lee Myers was awarded his choice of a door prize. The prize for winning the most Buncos went to Mary Allen, for the most wins the prize went to Lillian Atter- berry, the most losses went to Eva Forkner and the last person to have possession of the Bunco gorilla was Virginia Simpson. Kay Zwahlen was also awarded a choice of door prizes.The hosts of the week-ly Bunco games are very excited about the growing A group of Bunco players gather for a group photo following the Tuesday, March 15 meeting. Carol Stone, Eva Forkner, Lilian Atterberry, Lee Myers and Virginia Simpson were among the lucky winners of the door prizes at the weekly meeting of the Bunco games. 15. Lee Myers joins Betty Ellison and two other Bunco players at one of several tables at the Columbus Hospitality Center. COMMUNITY NEWSbers and family members. Thanks were given to the committee for today™s meeting. Also, thanks to Jane Ann Turner for the table decorations.The next meeting will be April 20, at the Street Car Station in Ga-lena. Their location is two blocks north at the stop- light, across the street from the gazebo. Colleen Johnson won the Josie™s gift card. Other door prizes were won by Pat Spriggs, Fay Scholes, Gayla Ryberg, Beverly Rahmier, and Linda Gar- rison. Myrna Martin won the cake donated by Jane Ann Turner. Thirty-one members were present: Donna Al- vested, Ruth Anderson, Alma Cook, Debi Cornog, Linda Decker, Wilma Du- ley, Rebecca Edmondson, Connie Farley, Martha Fla- nagan, Martha Garrison, Marva Holt, Colleen John- son, Myrna Martin, Athena McColm, Pat Niggemann, Hilda Parrish, Beverly Rahmeier, Jack Redden, Gayla Rydberg, Connie Sarwinski, Fay Scholes, Barbara Simpson, LaDon-na Smith, Mary Smittle, Mary Soper, Pat Spriggs, Erma Stover, Lorna Stover, and Jane Ann Turner. number of players and very grateful to all the players who bring food and drinks to share with the other players.Anyone who would be interested in becoming a weekly player but have issues with mobility can be assured that the hosts and players are more than will- ing to work with anyone who wants to be part of the fun.During their appearance at the Macedonia Baptist Church recently the Shoal Creek Revival gave a hand- clapping performance in the rural Columbus church to an appreciative audience. Members include Dan Cable, Gene Cook, Darryl Bulson, Ron Greer. March 21Bill AmyxGene BarrettJack CossairtDorothy JonesDixie Wells March 22Landon GarrisonAllen MillerLucinda PattonCody RobertsSupplying the musical accompaniment for Shoal Creek Revival, Rus Pankey was featured at the key- board. The group also performed the following day at the Baxter Springs Church of the Nazarene.

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the Great Father in Wash -ington. He says that you must leave.flfiWhy should we?fl The captain assumed from the replies that these folks were the Whyshoe -wees, who had split off in the early 1830™s from the Nanny-Nanny Boo-Boos. He said, fiIf you don™t de -part, we will kill all of you.flThe Chief spoke, fiWe appeal.flColumbus News-Report Page 4Monday, March 21, 2016 Larry Hiatt Editor & publisher Sharon Hiatt Business Traci Spear Sports Cindy S. Poor O˜ce Clerk Sherry Washburn Composing Anna Welch Distribution Columbus News-Report is published three times weekly; Mon -day, Wednesday and Friday by Larry and Sharon Hiatt, 105 S Penn -sylvania Ave. Columbus, KS 66725, and has been authorized Peri -odicals Mailing privileges at Columbus, KS under USPS Publication number 1065. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Columbus News-Report, 105 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Columbus, KS 66725. 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Columbus Chamber of Commerce CUHS Sports Boosters O˜cial Newspaper for City of Columbus – City of West Mineral- City of Roseland, City of Scammon and the Uni˚ed School District 493Member of What did you do on your Spring Break?Jake HutchinsonI spent my Spring Break helping my family move to a new house in Oswego.Natalie ShellerI have been spending time with my family and friends, beating up my brothers and celebrating my birth – day on St. Patrick™s Day. Oliva McCleereyI live in Andover and I have spent my Spring Break in Columbus visiting my best friend Emily Reams.Have you ever had a crappy day? You know the one when you woke up and got started and you knew immediately that you should just get back under the covers because that would be safer and a lot less hassle.I have had my fair share of those. Some days it is literally the craps. For those of you who have ever worked livestock you know what I mean. If you are standing on the south side of north bound cow and she has been eating lush green grass, (turnips and wheat are the worst) she can squirt a long way. Pregnancy checking cows in April is both good and bad. (For those of you who don™t know, a preg -nancy check for a cow is done by rectal palpation.) If cows are ingesting lush green grass, entry and exit from the access point is much easier due to natu -ral lubrication.However, it never seems to fail that while en-tering or exiting the cow, she will invariably develop a cold and have to cough. Coughing puts a tremen-dous amount of force in the colon and feces will be expelled at a high rate of speed. Due to the velocity of the excrement, the range that feces can travel in -creases exponentially. A person behind the animal can generally tell when this is going to happen. However, their hand is neither big enough nor quick enough to avoid the undesirable outcome. I now understand why a veterinarian will wear a rain suit when there is no chance of rain in the fore -cast.During my college years, I took a course to pregnancy checking cattle. Since I was a know it all, I couldn™t wait to get home and begin practicing on our herd. It was spring time when I got my chance. I had not yet learned the knack of dodging incom-ing loose projectiles. The only thing clean on me that my teeth. (I think they were clean). I also learned that you may not always want to tuck your pants into your rubber boots. It does allow boot. But with all this won -derful discussion about crap, can we learn anything from it? As a matter of fact, we can tell a lot about the health of a bovine from their fimanure.fl If their manure is loose and shooting a good distance from their back-side, generally they are on good lush grass or they are getting a high protein diet. You need to look at the color. Green means grass, brown, generally but not always equals a high pro- tein diet, and if it is yellow, you have a problem. That is scours. If it is brown or yellow you may also look for blood in the feces. This could indicate coccidiosis. That is a problem.When manure is green and loose, the bovine really the diet. Providing some hay may help the situation if you can force them to eat it. They prefer fresh grass; it tastes better. Loose stool caused by high protein means they are over consuming protein and the protein is coming out the back end. Protein is the most expensive ingre-dient to feed, so you have a lot of expensive fertilizer. Reduce the amount of pro-tein the animal is consum -ing.So what should the manure look like? When it comes out, you would like to see it maintain a nice round patty with a divot in the middle, kind of like pudding. Don™t eat it though; it doesn™t taste anything like pudding. (Just saying) You also do not want the manure to look like a mountain; this would indi -cate high roughage, prob -ably low quality diet. As -sessing the feces can tell you a lot about the nutri -tion the animal is receiv -ing and what the animal is consuming.Besides admiring the aesthetic value of the fe -ces, you can obtain a fecal sample, take it to your local veterinarian, and he or she can tell you if your cattle have worms or not and if you need to deworm the cattle. Though it seems like a dirty job, keeping an eye on what comes out of the back side of a cow can re -ally tell you a story. As life continues, keep looking between the barb wire. A life lesson from the backside a cow Extracted from Newspapers at the Genealogy LibraryYears Ago By Ella Buzzard & Marilyn SchmittRoving Reporter COMMENTARY A bit of early Hogspore history Hogspore News By Clet Litter as told to Bob Simpson25 Years Ago March 20-26, 1991 The Board of Chero-kee County Commission-ers rejected a settlement offer in the dispute over the – owner, and his attorney, Larry Prauser, presented to the commission a settle-ment offer but was turned down because the agree -ment didn™t include a 300- ton per day limit on out- of-county trash accepted at Thirty new mem -bers were approved by the board at the March meeting of the Cherokee County Farm Bureau. Pepper Mar-tin was awarded the Mil – lion Dollar Club Award. Danny Oplotnik received the Service Center Award and Paul Schmidt received the Property Award. Paul also received a new and special award established this year, The Service and Longevity Award. Second Lieutenant Scott Dean Grant, son of Jack and Lela Grant of Scammon, left to serve with the U. S. Army 76 Transportation Company in Pirmasens, Germany. Winners have been named in a dental health coloring contest sponsored by Dr. Rob Herron, Colum – bus dentist. First place went to Travis Garrison, son of Jeff Garrison of Columbus. Second place was won by Lindsey Winter, daughter of Mark and Donna Winter of Columbus route four. John and Karen Thiele, of Joplin, announce the birth of their son on March 15 at Freeman Hospital. He has been given the name Joshua Dalton. Grandpar – Thelma Thiele . Doug and Julie Simp -son, of Anaheim, Calif., announce the birth of a daughter, Erin Grace, Feb. 14 at St. Jude™s Medical Center. Maternal grandpar -ents are Kenneth and Mari- lyn Frobish, Columbus. Curtis Smith, of Co -lumbus, has completed a set of engineering draw-ings which provide plans and instructions for con -structing a full-scale rep -lica of the Santa Maria, the – to the New World. Lance Corporal Kyle Hale has been serving in the United States Marine Corps Maintenance De -tachment in Saudi Arabia since last August. He is the son of Bill and Binnie Hale. Scott Sullivan, Maria Saenz and Nicole Meyer, CUHS art students, were winners among schools competing at the annual Independence Community College Competition Day. 50 Years Ago March 20-26, 1966 Connie Barker, daugh -ter of Mr. and Mrs. Buddy the run-off for the city wide spelling contest. She will represent the Columbus City Schools in the county spelling contest. Pam Cup -lin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morton Cuplin, won second and Cindy Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Martin, won third place. Dr. A. Charles Tan -quary, a native of Colum -bus, has joined the staff of Southern Research Insti-tute in Birmingham, Ala -bama as head of the Poly-mer Division. The Junior High Stu-dent Council completed a week long clothing drive. Response to the drive was years. Junior high students brought in 4,234 pounds, according to Galen Chris – tiansen, student council sponsor. Don Fischer, of Co -lumbus, has been engaged by the Oswego Board of Education for the school year 1966 -67 in the capac -ity of principal of the ju -nior high school. Miss Sue Ann Auman, a student at Kansas State College of Pittsburg, be – came a pledge of the Kap- pa Phi Club when she took the Degree of the Pine. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Loyal B. Auman of Galena. Mrs. Ida J. Averill, of Columbus, sold an unim-proved 80 acres of land south of Sherwin to Clyde O. Johnson of Hallowell route one. The latest spring fashions from local stores were on display at the an – nual Spring Style Show of Gamma Eta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority which was attended by a large crowd. Mrs. Rose – mary Vanatta and Mrs. Jan – ice Garrett, chairmen of the show, said the group took in $267. Hogs raised by George Sharp and son, Charles Sharp, well known Chero -kee County Hampshire second in the barrow di- vision at the 11th annual Southeast Kansas Live -stock Evaluation Seminar which got underway at the Hull & Dillon Packing Company plant in Pitts- burg. Committee members from two more groups to be represented in the Cherokee County Commu – nity Action Program were elected. Named to the com – mittee to represent the low- income group were George C. Williams of Galena, Angelo Sacchetta of Hal – lowell and John McKay of Galena. Elected to the com -mittee to represent minor -ity groups were Richard L. Edwards of Galena, Lewis Wright of Baxter Springs and Obie Payton of Weir. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Rife, of 619 East Ave., are the parents of a daughter, Nakita Marie, born March 17 in the Labette County Medical Center in Parsons. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Kenton Rife, of Os -wego route two, and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Leonard, of Columbus. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sul -livan, of Columbus route four, announce the birth of a son, Robbie Lynn, March 19 at the Baxter Memorial Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Pli -ler, of Baxter Springs, and John L. Sullivan, of Co-lumbus route four. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Taylor, of Crestline, an -nounce the engagement of their daughter, Linda Rae, to Gary Lane Flood, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Flood of Columbus.100 Years Ago March 20-26, 1916 Five motor cars sup -posed to have contained booze were held up and robbed one-half mile west of Melrose, according to reports reaching Colum – bus late Sunday. A dozen cars passed through Mel- rose in a group, and a big black car containing four men followed a moment later. Lew Adams, a farmer living two miles west of Melrose, who happened to be an eye witness to the en -counter between the booze bandits and the motor car drivers, dropped into the to tell his story. It was the -tion of the affair received here. According to Adams the big black car that fol -lowed the booze cars out of Melrose, pulled around and in front of the rear car. Two men in the back seat stood up and covered the driver with Winchesters. they took after the other cars which had sped up to get away. Realizing they would not be able to outrun the big car they grouped their cars across the road to make a stand, and began the big car approached. but soon decided to with -draw, with no one being hurt. It was later learned the bandits in the big car had been hanging around Melrose for several hours waiting for possible booze haulers to go after. Spark & Johnson an-nounce that their new cafe, which they will call the fiBon Tonfl will be opened the last of this week, An expert chef in the person of Mr, Harper, of Kansas City, has been employed. It is located on the east side of the square in the build-ing formerly occupied by the Raible Candy Kitchen. Coal Valley, district No, 59, won the high honors at the third an-nual Cherokee County – urday afternoon, win-ning 37 points, Skidmore won second place with 24 points, and Lostine won third place with 22 points, About twenty schools and two hundred boys and girls took part in the meet. The board of county commissioners and C. M. Cooper, county surveyor, expect to go to Mineral this afternoon where they will decide whether or not a certain piece of road be -longs to the county or the city of Mineral. Mr. and Mrs. Jess Tucker, who have lived in Oklahoma the past two years, have moved back to their former home at Turck. Mr. Tucker is well known here. He was em -ployed as electrician at the powder works at Turck for a number of years, Attorney AI F. Wil -liams, of Columbus, will be one of four Kansas del-egates to the Republican convention next June, Wil -liams had over 600 of the 900 votes in the state con – vention at Topeka today, Merle Evans, who has been with the Brundage Carnival Company during the past few years as band master, is spending this week in Columbus visiting his parents. He announces that he has severed his con -nection with the Brundage company, and the comin g -ing the band with the com-bined Buffalo Bill and 101 Ranch shows. His new em -ployers have offered him double the salary he has been receiving.Doc Spicer said, fiClet, I™m not hearing anything positive from my patients these days. Folks seem to be depressed and negative. It™s starting to get to me. Some days, the only posi -tive thing about me is my blood type.flHere™s a bit of early Hogspore history. In May 1840, the United States Cavalry came upon a vil -lage of Indians, near the area where Hogspore was later established. The Army captain told them to move on. fiYou must go now. Paleface settlers are coming. They bring fami -lies, cattle, and many bolts of Gingham and Calico.fl The Chief asked, fiWhy should we?fl fiWe bring a message from Then the cavalry broke into a taunting song: fiThis used to be your land, now it™s our land. You don™t own it. We took it from you. From the red -wood picnic benches to the Gulf Stream tourist beach -es. This land was made for non-aborigines.flThe insulted Native Americans turned and offered some games of chance to the pony sol -diers. Within three hours, the soldiers had lost all their money, clothes, and horses. Turns out the In – dians hailed from a tribe called the Kaseenos.This column donates its proceeds and joins with the Columbus News-Re-port™s own continuing sup -port of our troops.Looking Between the Barb Wire By Dale Helwig

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