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3A JEWELL COUNTY RECORD ThurSday. Marcff 3. 2016 Thu~-.~a?. Marc". 3 z016 THE SUPERLOR EXPRESS 30 M nkato Ubra adds boo]m, DVDs Manl~toCity Library hasadded 15 new DVDs. te-ady for ch~kout. In- cluded among them me some "Veggie Tales,*' some military themed movies/'UnbreakahJ~e:' "'The Green Mile" and "Grimm Seato 4." Aim, duty have a new WU game at the library called "Mario Kan.'" Pn~ new donale d books have hecn added, avmhihle for chcekouL foul for children and a hlography called 7"he USldettzt~.et ", Dal, ghler hy Kale Mavfieid Addi[ionali~.44 new books hav'e I>xn ordered by the library and are al~t) nzo~ a~,a,lablc to eh~kout: 15 chzldren%, eight young adult and 2l aduh N.~ak~. Tales included are The Bazaar o] Bad Dzeam~ by Slepken King.A~Mev B,ii hy Dc~I1 Koontz. and The 5tin Wm't by Rick Yancey, CCCC wig offer two continuing ed. comme bt 6 h-ch An eight huur crmtinuing education class to be offered by C~oud County Community Co|lute will explore the different types of dementia. Thisclass will meel from 9 a m Io 5 p.m. March 22 with instruclor ]ermifet Kirkw(xxl- Marsell. An eight hour conli nu ing education course focusing on prevenling compli- catkins of diabetes will be hew 9 a.m. to .5 p.m. March 24 with inslraet0r Emilio Hagan from Wichita. For more information on either of these classes, contact CCCC. Mankato Endowment awards hola hlps Mankato Endo~ment As.~'ia~ion Inc. (MEAl held it~ annum mooting Feb 26 A ulunm ]~<~mts, a 2(Kff ge, rdu. ate of Rock Hills High School, was elected a nev, dir~lor and wee presi- dent- ()~hcr d~r~-t, ~rx incl tide Kei th Roc. J a ',tm Orlma/l Rick [)iam~nd andLyle Dau ncr. MEA, a nol.lor.profit established in IN~-~. h3~ J~,~,CI% ,rlf mOt'~ than $7(X),;~XI. The hulk ~lf the funds are c~m]mitted ~:o funding scholarships for post ~c~mdarv c'ducation of studenls gt-adttati.~g lro~1JC ~ LLCml~ly ~ht~fls. Last year MEA awazded mort than ff40,O00 in scholarships. M-E.A also furgls mine [mpor~ant community de- ~Iopme~t pr~j~.'is In~lud.n~ the Kan- sasRural Op~lnumty Y'~me (ROZ) for Jewell County. Early round ,cholarships were awanlcd. All m~m ', are sent to the (;ullcl~ ~ of a ,imlent, chalice arid they must attend to recek~c ~he tLin6r,- R;.llh Friendship Meals Ma.l~ 7-It Monday - chicken fajita cassende, creamy coleslaw, fresh fruit, brownie. Tuesday - smothered pork +,'hop, swat Im',atoes. green b~ans, mixed fruit, W~y- ta~o salad, pinW t'~ms fresh fruit cup. cinnamon puffs. Thursday - Swiss steak, oven oasmd potatoes, MoccolL pc.aches. Friday - salmon patty, scalloped p0~toes, creamed peas, pineapple. cookie. Meals delivered in Mankato by the Methodist Church. Health insurance and your taxes By Nora Rhoades, Po~l Rock Exl~nsion District Since 2014. neaxly all Americans are required In have health instwa~ce. The Affordable Care Act, which made having health insurance mandatory. requires that you are instsred forat least nine months out of every year, ~r yc~ will have to pay a penalty at m time fi)r being uninsmed. There are some exemptions In the requirement These ctmld i~ladecertaJn hardships, finan- cial slatus, life even ts and membership Io -,~r e groU[~, In the current ~nc, ora.~ tag Season+ taxpayers now have Io show proof of hem lh ins trance enrollment tot al leasl nine months of the year in 2015 o~t their tax documentation. Forthose wi ~- out the required an'turret of coverage in tax year 2015, the penalty is two per- cent of household income, or $325 per adult and $162.50 per child under Ig up to a maximum fine of $975, which. ever is the greater amounL For those withom coverage in 2016. the penally will be the higher amount belw~n 2 5 pe~cenl of Imusehold income, or $695 per adult and $347.50 per child to a maximum fee of $2,085. Each year. 0no fines will continue to int.a~.a~. l~ yon still need health insurance for 2016? Consumeri who did mat en- roll in the marketplace before theopen enrolImenl d~adline may' haw other oplion.s lc meet the nine monlh legal requiremem for health nnsurance cov- erage if their plans begin by April l Options availahle now ~ypically have cttlain requirements fi,~ consumers to meet to enroll in coverage. The marketplace is still available for those who cxpenence a qualifying life event thns year. Qualifying events include losing job b~ sed or other insur- am.'e, moving out of state, or changing family composition such as getting married or di'.a~rced, losing a spouse or a&ting a child. Enrollees with a quail- / - i r Oren LInOerwoo~ (centerj earned a $2,500 grant [rum Monsa.n~o for Jewell County 4~H programs. Above he is piclured wilh member,s of the Moo'Kate Eager Beavers 4-H Club. Pictured (back row, from left) are Brunt Kussman, Sam Underwood, Brlce Kussman, Jacob eligible emollecs. Enrolling in private health insur- ance u, another option available at any time. though an open enrollment pe- r~od may apply. To lear~ more ab0m how to enroll in the marketplace or KanCare, call the marketplace, available 24-7, at 800- 3 ] 8-259& The Kan sas Health I nslitUte also has ~numemus ~csonrces on it~ website at www.k.hLorg. ffewell Alumni preparing for annual reunion, banquet The Jewel] alumni o[fi .'~rs a~e pre- pann~ lo mail invitations to the gradu. ares of ]ewell High ~'h(~.:l Ior the annmai alumm reunitm to be held May 28. ]nvilations are marled 10 graduates it an emall addresr, is :t~ot on file or the graduate ix m~t a member of the [:acet'~k gnmp. Jew ll fKS] High Schi~fl Alumnn. A catered lineal will be .~r~ed at 6-30 p.nL at ~ community ~.- nler, There will be an al'termmr~ reception at the same Iocatitm frmn 3 tt+ 5 p.m. The class of I9f',6 will be the honore, d ctaxs at the banquel If anyone is aware of individual addres~s that need tube changed prior to the initial m~iling, notify Pat Zentz, secretary, at .j<'~palZ~ rlmlectrie.net. Alumni officers are Kerma nancial math. Mezva.b. Nobi. 3M; in- lend,lion to parliamentary procedures, Emma ReinerL 2rid: secm'ities and in- vestments, HoMen Mauerhan, ist. Skill '['est~: computer applicat ions, Me?.vaJ~ Nobi, 2rid. Derrk' Lucmg. 4th; spreadsheet applications, Derric Luong, 2nd. Tycen Higer, 3rd; woM processing. Alli~n Railsbaek, Ist. Jacob Spiegel, 3rd. Team EVents: b0.nking and finan- cial systems. Noah Daniels and Holden Mauerhan+ l st; entrepreneurship, Chase S|ate+ Mezvah Nobi. and Sydny Ryb,x 7th: hospi~Mity management. Alexys Meier. Sarena Meier, Allimn Railslmck. 3td: business ethics, Grant Davis and Hoidea Manet.hart+ 3rd: management decision making, Grant Davis. Austin Daram+ and Taneile Peroutek. 4Lh: sports and entertain. menl management, Deific Luong. Cha-~ Sta~e, and Jacob Spiegel 6~ Interview and Pre.~ntation Evenl~; digital video production, l,uk~ Broecketman+ Arrow DuranL and Alexys Meier.lst: ele~trontc career portfolio. Emily Cox. 4th: future I~i- nes-, le,v, ler, Holden Mauerhan+ Ira. Allison Rai]sback. 2rid:job interjew, Holden Maue~an. 3rd. C,T~,d Davb,+ 5lh: public sen'ice altnouncenlenl. Emily Cox, I.~t; public speak)rig I. Emma Reinca. 3rd; puhlic speaking II. Emily Cox, 3rd; sales pre~ntatitm. He~drick Crouse 119681. presJdertt; Alli~m Railsback, l,~t; social media ,~oi~3el ~ Jake Underwood, (front row} Emma Reined, Taneile Peroutek, Katie Reined, Waude Underwood. Jackson Chance and Emily Cox. ~mg, +'Confident."and the oJm ine will last about three minutes. The hulk of tlw chorm~grsphy was from the Uni- versal Dance Association dance camp where the Neon Lighls kick routine was learned. Jessica felt it worked well with the music for state so the routine was used agam with Jessica working up the rest of the counts to fit'L in, "We did it this way because <=f time and nm being able or needing tn learn an entirely new dance. Reusing ~me of the chon.~ugral'~y makes it easier to get the dance clean and precis, It is a challenge to get evez~ne togttlmr ha" practice with everything they me re- volved in a.s well as their job sch~-'~- ule." ~tid Jessica. The squad will leave Mankatn after ~hool Wedne~ay with spon ors Jes- inca and Jen~ and return home that nnght after their performance in Man. hattan. Last year they arrived b~'k in Mankato around midnight, 'qhere are no physical awards or physical lmphies handed out for this pedormance lust the awesome feel- ing of performing at that level! "['he gnrls had a blast last yea.r and I'm ,are it will be enjoyed once again this year." said }essiea, If y~u haven't ~ the combined efforts of the Rock Hills R0ckettes thts year. you have one more chance. They will be performing during the sub. state basketball games held in Mankalo ties participate in) the SAFE program s~atewide. In 20)5. according to Kansas De- partm~l of Tr-an~,mnadon statistics. Kansas lost I3 high school teens in motor vehicle crashes. Of lho~ teens, nearly 40 pen:COl w~e not properly t~t~ainc~. The KDOT's Burca~ of TranspoRalion Safety and Technology is spearheading Ihih IWO week aware- ness campaign in hopes of decreasing ser,ous injaries a~d crash fatalities to leens by increasing seatbcll usage. KDOT ~nd law enforcement pmaners acros~ the state have educating Kansas teens on the dangers of drk' ing or rid lag wilhou| a seatbelt tot more than 20 yeazs- In 2{)I S, the obse~ed seat belt role in Kansas for LI"~ agesof 15 It> 17 w~ ~ 85 percent, The seatbelt usage tale for the ,~ante age group was 61 percent in 2(~J8,09, ~cmo~s~lin g the SAFE pro- gram is making a differe~' for K~- sa~ youth. =Treopers will be working ~ith lo- cal la,~ cnfot~xment partners in an aggressive education and enforcement campaign focused on the imp~manoe of seat belt usage." said Matk Brace, supenmendent of tire Kansas Highway Patrol. "Seatbelts have beea proven to save lives and prevent ir~juries, and 0ut goal is to make sure all young adults buckle up in all seating positions." Caucuses will be held Saturday The March 5 cau~'tise~ will be,~p.'r ated by the IxditJ.c~l pa.r'eies. The h,] In* I ng infi)~Tilal io~ ha bL~elt taken t r, iIItl the 0especl~.e p,ltrly ~ebsilcs; [~rno- erotic Caucus, www .k.~p.oq~, l%p=,l l ican Capcns. v, ~w.k.~gop.org. +]'he 2016 Katt.~ Dem~&'rati " Pan)- ,Senate D,~strict Caucuses will be held Saturday. Regislmtion ~s tk+nt 1 p-m- tO 3 p.m. All attendees nlusl tegtbler fron! I to 3 p.m. Everyone must ~11n line by 3 p.m. in order it, pafll,~.-i~ltt'. The location for Jewell (kl:tlntV " oter~. is the Beh,it Municipal Build(rig. "I'Ve 2016 Kan~s GOPPresidentml Caucus w~.]'t be held Sa~turday, lOa.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees may vo|e bel~,~n ltl a.m. and2 p.m. At l0 a.m.the flt.~r will Ix'open for representatives of each cmnpaign to di~a.~s the candidates" positions, Similar ~o votin~ in regular elections, rulers will rmed a state is- sued photo I D nta~ch t ng voter rug i~tra- lion coils for name and date ~d" birth. The Iocati ,', -,n option if the employer pzuv~de~ CO~,'Cl age. Talk to your empkoyer to ~e,wn alxml options thai may ~ availahle Kar&~are. Kansas' Medicaid pro- Adan Fo[~m (19671, vice-president; campaign, AIliso~ Railsb~ k aad the perl-ormane~ (toni~t) Thursday and Pat (Oplinger} Zen~ (1959), sec- A lexys Meier. I st. had not been dec ided. retary-tre .surer- RH cheerleaders eat belt campaign FBLA district contest c' n|inu page I planned Kan, r~s~t.~.: II~LII~.O'I,I~c~L [eam Ihe N,on- Ll~hls" kick tontine, hi~ ----1-001" nea.lr Nineteen FBLA iiwmbeL'~ Iraveled whiehisactttallya huikofthechoreog+ to Hanover High Sch~ml fan. 27 lO raphy for the statc routine Those pmc- Begnnmin~ Monday and conlin~,fing attend the Kansa~ P--BLA Dislrict IV ticeshave al~ I'~n abom an hourwith through March 13, the Kansa-, High- Control, Throughout the day slud. nl i the two most reCe~l practices lasting way Patrol. Jewell County SheriffDe- ORe and u huff o two I~ouEg partment and olheT law enforcement "F he squad Loes a l ltig t: ~" lbe t Lni- agencies a,-w, ss the slate wilt partici- fonnswhtnth~ tpertbrmtoj ~ther