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located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 Established 1890, Volume 113, Issue No. 41 USP, st Jewell Corn this week Memories," is the st Annual Jewell Corn this week. are to be entered today at the Jewell Community The annual soup supper is at the high school and a free donation will be taken for the :Atee is the chairper- the supper with Betty James is room chairman. including art and crafts, ts made by local and churches, will be the Jewell Community Cen- today (Thursday), 3:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Fun Run, chaired by Daniels• will begin at 8 are to meet near Bank. : mile run will be followed by !mile run at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m. the begins, followed by at 10:30p.m. To for the children's parade be in of the Jewell Lumber Company bef~)re rite parade. To register for the corn show parade come to the Jewell High School. Kathleen Allen is grand marshal for the parade. There will be " parade prizes awarded. Ribbons will be gi yen to all entries. Parade chairper- sons are Annette and Butch Burks and Dick Willmeth. A free barbecue will be served at the high school after the parade with John Stoeber as barbecue chairman. There will be "fun and games" near the bank building. Entertainment in the new city park will be provided by Ken Benedick and family. A park dedication is set for 1:30 p.m. Billi Arasmith is in charge of park activities. The annual road rally begins at 3:30 p.m. with Jolene Moss in charge. Saturday evening the Jewell senior class will host a supper at the high school, serving from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The program "Thanks for the Memories" begins at 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium and Debra Bohnert is chairman of the program. Thelma Shelton is the Jewell Corn Show chairman. investigator speak at Jewell :investigator with State Patrol, is speaker Jewell Chamber of Commerce evening. is a 12-year veteran with with seven years narcotics Heis a member of South Net Methamphetamine Laboratory Team and a of Tri-City Drug Task Force, Island. Hie program includes drug recog- nition, user recognition, paraphernalia recognition, how to recognize a drug house and what local residents can do to stop drug trafficking. If his schedule permits, Agent Kevin Campbell, Kansas Bureau of Investi- gation, will attend the meeting to field questions pertaining to Kansas Law. Trinity United Methodist Women will cater a meal at 7 p.m. school board audit report Anderson, CPA, Osborne, ',wed the Jewell USD 279 report at the Oct. 6 demonstration was given of the • an eye-handcoordi- I activity, taught by Peg Bohnert• by Carole Matter and Kathy Studies have proved that do better in school if they use ISides of their brain. These activi- ;ing a balance board, bean bags are to develop the brain use. of the program is to develop hip among the participants in students to receive this rained upcom- s. Kristi Vetter, Robie Steph Barrett, Jeff Travis and will attend the legislative lun- John Kemmerer and Scott attend KASB conven- In December. A county-wide in- will be in Mankato Monday Afternoon will be local at Jewell High School. No be held that day. Travis, principal, showed a t Video of students using laptop in classes to do an internet using Quicken bookkeeping He stated 95 percent of the ., with the students each "s classes. Students to this district are slower :ing with the keyboard as they missed that instruction, which in the sixth grade. Travis is a solution to this problem. federal dollars have been re- programs. The board approved extending Janice McMillan' s contract by one day and Katie Whelche I's contract by two hours ev- ery day to.work with students assigned to Allison Carlgren at Randall Elemen- tary School. Reading, math and phon- ics are areas needing more teacher- student time. The unaudited number of students as of Sept. 22 was 173.5, down 3.5 from last year. The district does have one alternative student and 1.5 out- reach students. Marilyn Joerg, treasurer, presented the bid for invested funds from Heart- land Bank for 3 months treasurer bill rate plus 35 bonus points, which will return the district about $1,000 more. The bid was accepted on motion John Kemmerer conducted the meeting. Other board members present were Steph Barrett, Robie Smith, Sherry Koster and Kristi Vetter. Republic Co. may haul material to Jewell Co. Center Republic County is researching re- cycling options. One of those is col- lecting hauling material to the Jewell County Recycling Center for process- ing. While the JeweU County program has not generated lots of income, county commissioners estimated in five years the program has saved $50,000 in land- fill costs. Currently, Republic County is pay- ing Cloud County at least $42 per ton for the transport of waste to Topeka for storage. Sarah Hulbert and the C A.R E S. search dog were present for"Fire Safety Day" recently planned for children from day care, Head Start and Mankato Kindergarten. Taylor Roll, Sydney Barrett ahd Cedric Vaughan get an opportun ty to pet the search dog. Great weather greets Octoberfest Saturday, one of those ahnost per- fect fall days, brought locals and visi- tors to Esbon for the annual Esbon Octoberfest. The firehall was filled with a food booth and crafters displaying their wares. A talent show was held in the school building and at 4 p.m. George and Kathy Burgess, Esbon, led the parade up the main street, be- ginning at the Catholic Church build- ing. The Burgesses were selected as grand marshals tbr this year's event. After the parade Melvin Shipley gave away pumpkins, raised every year. A barbecue was served and the evening ended with a dance at the firehall. George and Kathy Burgess, Esbon• served as the event grand marshals and led the parade. Landscapes have been producing some fall effects that are both worri- some and welcome--spring blooms Extension specialists advise the phe- nomenon is most likely to occur when good fall growing conditions follow an unusually harsh summer. Nothing's wrong and the fall flowers should have little impact on the spring display. Tennel Peroutek rides in the Esbon Octoberfest Saturday on a bicycle decorated in the patriotic theme. STUCO president explains need for school bond issue Information about the USD 278 bond issue and of the Kansas National Guard were presented at Monday's MankatoChamberofCommerce meet- ing. John Boley, president of the Man- kato Junior-Senior High Site Council, explained the bond issue to be decided in an election in November. An infor- mational meeting was held for the pub- lic and fliers have been placed around town. Photos of the roofs were viewed with school employee Bob Roush ex- plaining on the deterioration and re- cen;. leakage. The bond issue is for $400,000 with the projected cost of the project being $550,000. Boley said 31 percent may be picked up by the state at the end of the bond period, but it is not certain, with the state's finances, if this pro- gram will be available next year. Dean Schultz, school superintendent, pre- sented "tax effect" information and Boley added that if accepted, it would mean a 3.24 increase in the mill levy and would bring the mill levy up to 39 mills. " Col. Eric Peck, Kansas Army Na- tional Guard, addressed the national guard issue. According to Peck, there are now 5,700 members in the Kansas Army National Guard and 2,250 in the Kansas Air National Guard. A total of 85 percent of the Kansas National Guard are part-time" guards. Peck said there is currently a shortage of 18 soldiers at the unit in Mankato. Re- cruitingis underway. Sgt. Kim Loomis is the current full-time employee at the 995th Maintenance Co., Mankato. Gary Tordrup presided at the busi- ness meeting. Routine business was conducted. Lori Carter reported plans for Mankato Fall Fest. Thenextplan- ning meeting is Tuesday 5night and volunteers are needed to help with the games. The Jewell County Event Calendar sponsored by the Jewell County Re- source Council is now in place on the internet. The cost to have events listed is a subscription of $12 a year. Those wishing to list events should contact Carter. Chamber members voted to purchase a subscription. The nominating committee met to nominate board members to file the expired board position terms of Bill Wood and Gloria Schlaefli. Nomina- tions were Brian Shulda and Kevin Phillips. The voting will be done at another meeting. Firemen sponsor fire safety lessons Children from local day care cen- ters, Head Start and Mankato Kinder- garten students, participated in "Fire Safety Day" recently in Mankato City Park. A total of 34 children attended. The event, planned to coincide with National Fire Safety Week. was coor- dinated by Pamela Barry, Jewell County Farm Bureau, and Joyce Wil- son, training specialist with Cloud County Community College. Taking part in the event and provid- ing information, rides and demonstra- tions were the American Red Cross: C.AR.E.S. search dogs, Sarah Hulbert: Mankat'o Fire Department, Lloyd Johnson; Farm Bureau of Jewell County, Barry; child care county li- cense coordinator for seven counties, Melanie Stehno; Jewell County E.M.S., Gerry Waugh and Wendy Ost; Jewell County Sheriff and Mankato City Po- lice. Kim Ost. The children looked over the EMS, Red Cross and sheriff vehicles• petted the C.A.R.E.S. search dog and took a ride on the fire truck. The Red Cross served refreshments and "goody bags" and fire hats were given to the chil- dren. County clinic has flu vaccine available Influenza vaccine is now available at the Jewell County Rural Health Clinic, Mankato. According to information provided by the clinic, those who should con- sider being vaccinated are people 6 months of age and older at risk for getting a serious case of influenza or influenza complications: people 50 years of age or older: residents of long- term care facilities; people who have long-term health problems: those with a weakened immune system; people 6 months to 18 years of age on long-term aspirin treatment; pregnant women who will be past the third month of preg- nancy during the flu season: those in close contact with people at risk. An annual flu shot is also encour- aged for healthy children 6 to 23 months Burr Oak Library plans benefit Burr Oak Library Board will host Burr Oak Frontier Day Saturday The event is to benefit the Burr Oak library with free will donations. The event is an "old-time rendez- vous" at the city park, beginning with a barbecue beef lunch served from noon to 1 p.m. A storyteller, muzzle loading dem- onstration and arrowhead making are afternoon activities. A "snakes and skins" display will be available and an .authentic real tipi will be set up. Event planners invite those attend- ing to wear pioneer clothing and bring a lawn chair. ot age: household contacts and out-of- home caretakers of infants from birth to 23 months of age; people who pro- vide essential community services; those at high risk for flu complication who travel to Southern hemisphere be- tween certain months; people living in dormitories; and anyone who wants to reduce their chance of catching influ- enza. October and November are the best times to get a flu shot. The top three reasons to get a flu vaccine are to prevent influenza-related deaths; pre- vent severe illness; protect other people. Fraiser appointed to Burr Oak postal job Wanda Frasier, Burr Oak, is now postmaster for the city of Burr Oak. The appointment was announced by Howard Nissen. senior m anager of post office operations, and was effective Saturday. As postmaster, Frasier is respon- sible for customer service functions such as retail operations and delivery of mail in the city of Burr Oak. The installation ceremony for Frasier is Friday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Burr Oak Post Office. The ceremony is open to the public. Frasier and her husband, Doug Frasier, and their sons, live in Burr Oak and are owners of the Main Street Market and Frasier Construction. Burr Oak. Frasier has served several years in the postal service as a postmaster re- lief. of Whitemound Builders 4-H Club participate in the Esbon Octoberfest Parade Saturday, showing off the motto, "To Make the Best Better." Mankato schools get accreditation Mankato Junior-Senior High School was notified recently that the school has earned accreditation under the state board's continuous improvement sys- tem. Notification was received from Kansas State Board of Education chair- man Janet Waugh. The school successfully completed this cycle of Quality Performance Ac- creditation. The state board took ac- tion at the September meeting in To- peka to officially grant full accredita- tion until 2005-2006 when the school will be accredited every year. "Schools that attain accreditation status under the state school improve- ment system are to be commended." Waugil said. "Meeting the require- ments of QPA means schools are get- ting the job done when it comes to providing learning opportunities for all children." The new Esbon Rural Fire Department truck, "Eagle 1 ," was one of the main attractions at the Esbon Octobeffest parade Saturday. The truck was acquired when the department received grant money especially allocated to assist rural fire departments.