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VFW Auxiliary members raise funds for Auxiliary projects at a garage and bake sale Fnday at the VFW Post building in Mankato. Helping with the sale are (from left) Ruth Fleming, Karen Boden, president; Phyllis Smith and Meda Hulbert. II Jewell County LTC i i The local newspaper was read to the residents and the women made pumpkin door decorations in craft class. The video "Toys of the Past - the Dr. William Furnish Toy Collection" was viewed. Church~service were conducted by pastor Robert Elwell and Lori Bonjour. Guests attending were Fern Pair, Bob and Ada Grimm,-Doris Kitts, Gwen West, Lloyd and Donna Johnson and Louise Poweil. Joseph and customs of Egypt were studied during Bible study. The "'Gaithers Hawaiian Homecoming" was viewed. The book club started a new good old days book called We made this Country Great, It is a book to close your eyes, sit back and go back in time and remember the common folks that made our country great. Homemade honey oatmeal bread was served at the conclusion, Devotions and exercise class were held. Twelve tourth through sixth grade girls fromMankato and Burr Oak who members of the JuniorGirl ScoutTroop No. 521 made and delivered fall tree pictures to residents. The girls hung the pictures in the hallways. Theirlead- ers are Crystal Cosand and Stacey Smith. Several programs on school days have been given, such as old fashioned J school games, group discussions and a slide program featuring lard buckets, lunch pails, cyphering matches, knicker pants and "recesses. Thadd Hinkle and Rosalie Menhusen held music. An article, "Lady Liberty's Little Sisters" was discussed. In 1950 the Boy Scouts of America presented 200 miniature versions of the Statue of Liberty to towns across the USA in commemoration of the Boy Scouts 40 year anniversary. Game winners were Monsolete Trubey, Jane Meyers, John Sipe, Dean Coder, Jewell Sweet, Aletha Logan, CleoWilson.MildredThelander. Helen Oelkers. Lela Huntsinger, Jeanne Grout and Irene McCorkle. Guest players were Eva Sanders, Dorothy Leonard and Eldine Neill. This weeks helpers were Doris Kitts who called the num- bers and Shirley Wood assisted resi- dents. Visitors to LTC were Nancy McCorkle to see Irene McCorkle. Elizabeth Mohler. Amanda Albert and Wade McCorgary, Robert and Gayle Albert and Verl and Eva Mendenhall to see Lena Berry. Fern Tucker to see Ilene Alcom. Lynette Huntsinger, Cal and Martha Huntsinger to see Lela Huntsinger. Robert and Ada Grimm to see Elizabeth Grimm. Jim and Connie Hemdon to see Esther Herndon. | "Pick Your Own" Jonathans s Golden Delicious Red Delicious Pumpkins and Squash, Fresh Depot Apple Cider Fail decorating iteras Hours; g0~/-~cdw/: 9.a.m.S:30 p.m.; ~mlay: 1-15:30 pJn 1101 30 Rd., Courtland, Kan, 785-374-4255 One mile north of Courtland, Karl., on Hi~hwa7 36 i i Courtland A Festival / Bake Sale Garage Sales ~ Games Convenant W6men Lunch ~c~it.ec~w DreSSin~ s,,0,, o 7;7,7, o,,,.; .,, o,,,,,,, Coffee Raffling Quilt and B~by Quilt / (~,~tl,&~,,~ s t Polka Band ; avenSer Htm : Sc Tebow PhL_mbing See Champion Stoolt 109 Main St. - 50gRepublic 313 Cet~ral - 620 Grant Donald Wa!lins, 620 Courttand Ave. Orville Nondorfs, 40~ Pershing i lU Jtttention Deer Hunters If you are proud of your kill let Duis Meat Processing make you just as proud of the way it tastes. We make the finest summer sausage,jerky and ~.deer sticks and at the lawestpdees possible. 1.800-281-4295 Let Duis Meat Processing be your wild game Jewell By Roberta Holdren Illl I geveral people from this area have attended the production, "My Fair Lady," at Salina Community Theater this week. Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Travis announce the birth of their daughter, Makenzie Layne, on Sept. 24, 2003, at Mitchell County Hospital, Beloit. She weighed 8 pounds, six ounces and has a brother, Taylor, 4. Murlin Smith is a patient at a Salina hospital and is expected to be released soon. Carole Thompson, Broken Arrow, Okla., Iris Ozmun, Topeka, and Keith and Mary Ozmun, California, were weekend visitors of Lucile Ozmun. Opal Loomis and Deb Bohnert visited Kathleen Little, Cawker City, who is recovenng from knee surgery, Roberta Holdren accompanied George Staten and the Russian stu- dents and teacher on a short trip around Jewell County. They visited the Randall Co-op, the Lutheran Church east of Randall, Palmer Mu- seum, Lovewell State Lake, old jail, courthouse and antique tractors and blacksmith shop in the Mankato City Park. On the way home they made a short stop at the Jewell County Lake. Opal and Richard Brandon visited Irene Goff and Wanda Russell. David Knittel visited his grand- mother, Betty James. 1991 E, 6 Trafficway Concordia, Kan. 785-243-7850 Thank you, Thadd Hinkle, Help Wantec !!! our "Volunteer-Extra-ordinm r for all the involvement and community service you provide for our whole county. Jewell County Council on Aging Kuhlman tells story on Montel Williams Show Shelly Kuhlmann, Mankato, ~s scheduled to appear on the Montel Williams Show within the next two weeks. Shelly was in New York recently to tape the show. Her decision to appear on the popular television talk show was difficult, because it meant she had to relive the most devastating time in her life. It was eight years ago that Shelly's oldest daughter. Tammy, 6, died as a result of poisoning. Tammy's father and Shelly's husband confessed to the poisoning, along with several other crimes. Shelly, along with others whose loved ones were murdered by poison- ing, were asked to appear on the show and tell their stories. When she received the call, "I thought it was a joke at first," she said. She talked to an assistant of the Will- iams show. Staff members had found an article from the Kansas City Star on the internet concerning her daughter' s death. Tammy wanted to be on TV Her decision to appear on the" show was made when she remembered that. Tammy had always wanted to appear on a television show. "The hurt of reliving it all was on my mind, but I knew it was something I could do for her and maybe help someone else." Shelly remembers exactly when her daughter became violently ill from tak- ing poisoned medicine on Feb. 24, 1995. Tammy had been suffering from an ear infection and Shelly had taken her to the doctor and medicine was prescribed. Tammy had been taking Loans encourage business expansion Two established Republic County ,business firms, will received low-in- terest loans from the county's revolv- ing loan fund to help finance expan- sion projects. Sew Country will receive $53,150 and Havel's Gardens will receive $15,000. Sew Country purchased an adjoin- ing Belleville building and plans to double the space devoted to the fabric and quilt supply business. Plans are to add a machine quilting se,~e and a line of Christian books and gifts. Havel's Gardens, a business located at Cuba, plan a greenhouse expansion. Growing, conserving and using trees and their products were demonstrated at this saw mill demonstration at the recent Jewell County Soil Conservation District tour for county fifth grade students. Jewell fifth grade students observe the demonstration. U.S.D. No. 278 "September Surplus Sale" , Computers, Books * Pn'nters, CBairs, O~er/toms/oo numerous to//sl slO 11 pallets at per pallet EVERYTHING MUST GO/!/ Items may be purchased MONDAY-FRIDAY, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Friday, October 3, 2003 at the: USD 278 District Office 301 N. West Street, Mankato, Kan. 66956 785-378-3102 the medicine for seven days and on Feb. 24, Shelly gave her the usual dose, not knowing that Tammy's fa- ther had added poison to the medicine. "Tammy became ill right away," she said. The ambulance was called to the Kuhlmann home in Esbon, but Shelly, not wanting to wait, decided to meet the ambulance. Tammy was taken to Wichita. She showed signs of brain damage and the doctors were looking for answers. "At first they thought it was meningitis," Shelly said. Shelly and her husband, Robert Kuhlmann, remained by Tammy's bedside, along with other family members. As Tammy was placed on life-support, the doctors became suspicious of Tam my's medi- cine. Shelly adds, ''There was hope for Tammy until that last day." She was in the Wichita hospital for two days and without any sign of change inTammy's condition, Shelly, Robert and the fam- ily decided to take Tammy off life support. "That was the hardest deci- sion I ever had to make," Tammy said. During her final moments with Tammy, Shelly took the child's limp body, wrapped in her blanket and rocked her. "It was just like I had done with her when she was a baby." Test results show poison Six months later, when the results of the tests on the medicine were re- ceived, it was learned the medicine had been poisoned. Shelly and Robert were asked to take lie detector tests, but before tbese were administered, Robert confessed. He not only confessed to causing the death of his daughter, but also to start- ing fires in the area and to using pois~ two other times. He had added poison to the coffee at the grain elevator facil- ity in Burr Oak where he was em- ployed and had added poison to a drink he'd given Shelly. Both poisonings had been done after Tammy's death and in both cases, the drinks were not consumed as they tasted too bad. Shelly remembers becoming ill af- ter she tasted her drink. Robert was arrested Aug. 8 and remains in prison. Can't believe husband responsible Even after all Shelly went through, she still finds it difficult to think that her husband, to whom she'd been mar- ried five years when the incidents oc- curred, could have done what he did to their daughter. "He was a good fathex, until this happened. It's hard for rneto imagine, even to this day, how you could kill your child in a cold murder." Shelly and a relative, Louarma Frankes, Delphos, left for New York, Sept. 16 by airplane from Wichita. Frankes had a child die of child neglect by the child's step mother. Shelly's family hosted a "send off" party for her in Burr Oak the night before. Shelly and Louanna stayed at a ho- tel on Times Square. "We did some sight seeing that night," Shelly said. The next day was the taping of the show in a studio with a live audience. Shelly admits to being nervous, but, she said, "Montel made me feel com- fortable when he talked to me. He was very sweet to me and the others that he interviewed. You could tell that he cared." "They took my glasses so I couldn't see the audience while I wason stage so that helped," Shelly said. The int~ ~, view with Shelly took about 20 min- utes and Shelly believes her interview was the longest for that show. Shelly was asked by the Williams staff if it was all right with her to include a telephone interview with Robert. Shelly agreed, but she said prison officials would not allow the interview. Shelly said she has no regrets of doing the Williams show and was pleased with the way it was all handled and presented. Shelly and Louanna arrived back in Kansas Sept 18. As of Monday, Shelly has not heard when the interview will be on the air. The Montel Williams Show is on every weekday. Shelly and her daughter, Cortney, 11, live in Mankato. for a Self-Pay/Medicare Bad Debt Specialist. Person will be responsible for working CrediffCollections accounts, monthly statements, keeping correspondence with collection company, and some Medicaid billing as well as keying in charges on a daily basis. Experience preferred. Please send letter of application and a resume to: lames McWilliams, CFO PO Box 327 Mankato, Kan. 66956 i Sun -Mort: llam & 2pro TueI-FH= 1 1am, 2pro, 5pro & 7pro Sat: 11am, 2pro & Spin (exc~' Oct. 3 - ,"am~ ,'r/day) A/so Show/rig: PULSE and DOLPHINS Ca//for ~1 The lewell County Solid Waste Department is now accepting applications for a part-time laborer position. Hours of work will not exceed 34 hours per week. Applications and job descriptions are available at the Jewell County Solid Waste Department: 100 W. Hwy 36 Mankato, Kan. 66956 Application deadline is October 3 Jewell County is an equal opportunity employment employer were in Branson .and were joined by Harold T-shirt as she she will appear. ~Stmday aRernoon callers Smith were Marlin Gue.gs of the Dana Th- ~aftemoon were Ed and honored ~er, Ruskin, and Seth and l~g" on, Salina. aa.vy buddy rhe Hobsons , andElaine Center, Trtm~bull, Neb., Glenna in the I Show. =trended the ice cream patty and wet:~fe~: Isaacson and Nathan, Manhat- the Republic United , Ethlyn Charles, Marge Seybold, and Virginia Petersen. Pastm Joyce Beam has been cel- ebratingtmr bLnhday. She was a lun- cheon gue, st of Betty Reed, Superior. ; San.dell called on Lula I and Velda It care center. Vida Boman helped her grand- Moniea Dav~ Hm~hin~, Erica Davis, Ethi Program: Recognizing drug activities Jewell Chamber play, "My Fair from here. to take Ionia ALl the family ~in Topeka recently. f'nma Florida, Cynthia from and Bruce from Wichita. -Arrilla's aunt in an home. Debra Bohnert took Opal ~n Meyer to Cawker to see Kathleen Little who is adng from surgery. ~,~ and Jean Rose left ~in Colorado. ,~il~ky Cockroft and Ka~.n Wt~dltll Meyer all went to Jewett day~tn-dng. ~ K~'en Moyer had a .They did quilting i.n Ladies Clut night at the $1~q~Hall. The women were ~lmograms for this year. #, ltudent of the Co/tege gave the sermon at Sunday. He was accompanied l fiance. After church they ate wi~ Stanley and Ann Colson. Church hoard meeting was d,~ynight. Plans are beir Nov. 8. ~:~Farmers in this area have finished drilling wheat or are in of it now. Somethat was ago is coming The rain that came a has put faces. Richard Ault, Wichita, with his mother and leon. He has been helping and Neva Sutton Ilene Schnoor, met week. Programs were planned ne~t meetings. The next Oct.22. A video of Sue in Lawrence will be station in Lawrence "Home and Away." TheY and filmed It was and also on a Karen Boden angels. Each visited Vo~ Jewell, and ate available a in Jeweli, counties, who i~k](sical losses ~, may now apply for race Agency emergency loans. will be March 17, 2006. a 3.75 percem scheduled for rapidly as feasible, reasonable replace livestock, or bull ter. TO be eligible for an disaster loan, an applicant operating a family size farm a disaster. loans cover 100 ~. Loan is $5OO,OOO, )alance of any and all prior