BY ANDY TAYLOR
Montgomery County Chronicle
UPDATE: Media attention on Isabella, the golden retriever that is now nursing three abandoned tiger cubs, has brought the national media’s attention on the Safari Zoological Park in Caney. NBC’s “Today” show is scheduled to air a live interview with zoo owners Tom and Allie Harvey on Friday morning, and National Public Radio also will record an interview with the Harveys for a Friday broadcast.
CANEY — At the Safari Zoological Park, a golden retriever dog named Isabella is being considered a hero after serving as a surrogate mother for three white tiger cubs born on Sunday night.
When Sassy, a 10-year-old white tiger female, gave birth to three tiger cubs on Sunday evening, the mother tiger began shunning her litter of newborns within hours of the delivery.
Zoo staff had been accustom to bottle feeding white tiger cubs in previous births at the zoo. However, keeping the newborn tiger cubs on a milk bottle requires the zoo staff to feed the cubs throughout the day and most of the night hours.
That’s when Isabella entered the picture.
After having delivered two pups just four weeks ago, the golden retriever dog was still lactating even though the two pups were starting to eat solid food.
Zoo staff had read about using other animals to nurse newborns whenever a biological mother abandons her young. So, Isabella was used to nurse the three tiger cubs in the absence of the pouting Sassy.
So far, Isabella has accepted her new role extremely well, said Allie Harvey of the zoo.
“We haven’t had any problems, and those little tiger cubs latched on quickly. Isabella didn’t seem bothered one bit,” she said. “In fact, we’re treating Isabella like a queen. She likes to eat lots of cracker and cheese treats, and she also enjoys sitting in front of the fan during these hot summer days.”
So, have Isabella’s own canines pups appeared jealous to share their dinner table with the felines?
Not at all, Harvey said. Young dogs and cats can break bread . . . -er, share milk . . . under the banner of animal brotherhood.
“Isabella’s two pups were getting weaned by the time the tiger cubs were born on Sunday,” she said. “So, they were starting to eat solid food. The two pups haven’t seemed bothered to see their mother nursing the tiger cubs.”
Allie Harvey and husband Tom Harvey Jr., are unsure if the three white tiger cubs will remain at the zoo when they grow into mature tigers.
However, the tiger cubs — and the substitute mother — are offering zoo guests a unique view into the animal world.
The Harveys said they were looking for a responsible person to take one of the two young pups born to Isabella four weeks ago. One of the pups has already been spoken for; the second needs a good home. The pups are a mix of Golden retriever and Australian shepherd. Persons interested in obtaining the pup should call (620) 879-2885.
Safari Zoological Park, located two miles east of Caney on county road 1425 (Old U.S. 166 highway), is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BY ANDY TAYLOR
Montgomery County Chronicle
A southeast Kansas man has been hired to serve as the director of the Montgomery County Action Council.
Brad Eilts, assistant city manager for the City of Chanute, has been hired to replace Dennis Pruitt as director of MCAC — a countywide economic development organization. The hiring of Eilts was announced on Monday by Geoff Collins, MCAC president. Eilts is expected to begin his duties next week.
Pruitt left the organization in May to assume the position of vice president of international business recruitment for The Missouri Partnership.
In the role of assistant city manager in Chanute, Eilts has been responsible for a variety of municipal functions, including all economic development as well as other programs and projects.
“I am excited about becoming MCAC’s director,” said Eilts. “Montgomery County also offers an exceptional quality of life. My family and I are anxious to move there and become engaged in the community and its success. I know that the previous director did a great job of leading MCAC, and I want to keep that positive momentum going.”
Eilts received his master of public administration degree from Wichita State University in 1999. He also holds an Economic Development Finance Professional Certification through the National Development Council and has attended the Leadership Academy through the Mid-American Regional Council and the University of Kansas.
The Chanute man described Montgomery County’s industrial base as “strong and diverse,” however the industrial sector across the nation is facing certain challenges.
“More and more businesses are finding it necessary to outsource products and services globally,” he said. “We need to continually find ways to help our businesses remain competitive through workforce enhancements, lower operating costs and any other means possible. I am also very concerned about energy costs and how that is effecting not just our businesses but our families. I also know that the effects of the flooding last summer still linger and that will be a challenge that needs to be continued to be addressed.”
Eilts and his wife, Janet, have three sons: Ryan, age 10, Matthew, age 8, and Brett, age 7. The family plans to move to Montgomery County as soon as their home in Chanute sells.
CANEY — A rural Caney man has returned to the regional racing circuit after trying his hand at racing in Pennsylvania in early July.
Andrew Deal, a driver of micro-sprint race cars, spent several weeks in Pennsylvania where he competed at seven different tracks. His best showing came at a track at Greenwood, Pa., where he finished in 12th place out of 162 entries.
It was a tough road for the Kansas racer, who finished high enough in the Last Chance race to qualify for the D feature. In that D feature, Deal qualified for the C feature and eventually the B feature.
However, the prestigious A feature eluded Deal, who finished three slots away from qualifying for the grand race.
“It was a brutal night because I had to compete in four consecutive races,” he said. “No sooner did I get done racing then I would pull over to fill up and get a drink and then return to the track. I was in the last of the Last Chance race and got all the way up to finishing within three slots of A feature. That wasn’t too bad.”
Only the top nine racers competed in the A feature, he said.
Since his return home, Deal competed at the Will Rogers Raceway in Claremore, Okla., last Friday, July 25. Deal won three races as part of the ASCS (American Sprint Car Series) II Sooner State circuit. He took the checkered flags in the non-wing, restricted and multi divisions.
GARAGE SALES or AUCTIONS:
OSWEGO: Seek N Find, 1021 Commercial, 620-795-2129 - New and used name brand clothing, children to adult sizes; lots of misc. LC31-1tnc
OSWEGO: 522 6th St., Thurs., Fri., Sat., July 31-Aug. 2, Open at 8 a.m. - A lot of good stuff! Clothes, dishes, larger items. LC31-1tp
OSWEGO: 13 Illinois, Sat., Aug. 2, 7 a.m. - The Wilsons have 46 years of treasures that won’t fit in their new house! The gamut of items include: antiques, quilts, furniture, kitchenware, tools, seasonal decorations, trunks, too many more goodies to list.
HALLOWELL: Fri., Sat., Aug. 1-2, 7-7. Several different sales out in Hallowell, Kan. Come check out the bargains. Name brand clothing, furniture, baby items, tools, some hunting and fishing items and lots, lots more. Just follow the signs. LC31-1tp
CANEY: 201 E. 11th, Friday and Saturday, July 25-26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everything from A to Z! MC-P31-1tb
Peru: Saturday, Aug. 2, 202 South Merchant. Maternity clothes, baby and toddler, toys, shoes. Boys clothes. Jeans sizes 4-14. Teen clothes. Purses. CQ31-1tp
SEDAN: Yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 2, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at 617 E. Laurel in Sedan. CD’s cassettes, movies, kitchen items, scanner, dvd player, dinette set, bedding, keyboard, aquariums, coleman camping items, towels, dishes, bake ware, scrapbooking, bar ware, Nintendo 64, lots home decor, lots Christmas items, computer armoire and lots more. You’ll find something you like! Rain cancels. CQ31-1tb
Garage Sale in Sedan: Several families, some furniture items, a variety of items. 8 a.m. until ? August 2, at 208 E. Bowers, Sedan. CQ31-1tp
MOLINE: Patio sale at 421 N. Plum, Moline at 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 8, and on Saturday, August 9, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CQ31-2tp
ITEMS FOR SALE:
FOR SALE: Nice antique buffet, excellent condition, $350 firm. Call 620-577-2231. CQ19-tfn-nc
BARRELS: 40 gal. plastic barrels, 5 for $25 cash. Ed Plummer, 1004 Mulberry, 620-236-7267. LC20-tf
APPLIANCES: Whirlpool refrigerator, 5 years old; Hotpoint Refrigerator; Woods Frost Free Upright Freezer, all work good. 620-597-2680, 918-533-6000. LC27-tf
PIANOS: Grands from $3,988! Acoustic pianos as low as $888! Digital $448 & up. Visit our website at www.piano4u.com, or come by Mid-America Piano, Manhattan, 1-800-950-3774. (KCAN)
GUITARS: Jonas Brothers Autographed Guitar at Meet N Greet. Also Clapton, BB King & Eagles, with proof photos. Kansas website. Free shipping. www.marxartz.com. (KCAN)
SHIPPING CONTAINERS: 20×8x8; 40×8x8; 48×8.5×9.5. Camlock doors, hardwood floors support forklift. Delivery available. 1-785-655-9430 Solomon; 620-277-2367 Garden City.www.chuckhenry.com complete web listing, photos, specs, pricing. (KCAN)
VEHICLES FOR SALE:
78 23 Ft. Mini Home, Roof A/C, Generator, 400 Chev. Engine, $3000 O. B.O. Quality Kar Kare in Cherryvale. 1-877-712-3222 or 620-336-3742. MG-Q31-1tb
1989 FORD RANGER PARTS: Rebuilt transmission, 3,000 miles on it; transfer case; both axles; 3 inch suspension lift. 918-533-0611. LC39-tf
1986 FORD THUNDERBIRD: V6, automatic, PS, PB, air, CD player, new tires, 98,000 miles, $2,000. 620-795-2617 or 620-778-3747. LC15-tf
2005 FORD F-150 XL: 2WD, 4.2L V6, 5 speed, 50,000 miles, bug shield, tinted windows, window visors, tool box, bed liner, towing package, custom side decals, new tires, $8,500. 918-533-0611. L27-tf
19’ BASSTRACKER BOAT w/ 110 hp motor, trolling motor, fish finder, trailer has new lights, $3500 OBO. 620-795-4680, 620-423-2415 leave message. LC25-tf
1993 SUZUKI 800 INTRUDER MOTORCYCLE: One Owner, Low Miles, 50 MPG, Always Garaged, Excellent condition, $2950. 918-541-5123. LC27-tf
1980 EL CAMINO: 1980 Chevy El Camino, 267 cu. inches, auto, no rust, no dents, new tires, all original, runs great. $3900 or best offer. Call 620-647-8130. MC-W28-4tp
WANTED: Old, obsolete firearms. Gun parts bought and sold. Freedom Gun Shop, Chetopa. 620-236-7177. LC40-tf
WANTED: Junk cars and trucks, pay cash. 918-533-2417, 7 days a week. LC23-26tp
PETS & ANIMALS:
FREE DOG to good home. 620-597-2680 or 918-533-7940. LC27-tf
FREE KITTENS to a good home: Winkem, Blinkem and Fat Todd. Three adorable gray stripped kittens, eight weeks old, litter box trained. Eat dry food. Call 620-870-9807. MC-H31-1tp
Free Jack Russell mix puppies in desperate need of homes. 4 males, 5 females. Ready for adoption Aug. 1. 620-725-3837 ask for Dennis. Sedan, Kan. CQ29-4tnc
LOST & FOUND:
Strayed from pasture 5 miles north of Howard on K99, Red Angus heifer weighing 700 lbs., branded with a cross over F on right hip. Call 620-374-2246. CQ30-2tb
CNA Position on 2-10 and 10-6 shift. Full time shift differential. Contact Dana at Chetopa Manor, 814 Walnut, Chetopa, KS or 620-236-7248. LC27-5t
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT: Now accepting applications for Occupational Therapy Assistant. Competitive salary and fringe benefits. Great work environment and family friendly hours. Kansas certification/licensure required. Applications may be obtained at Tri-County Interlocal #607, 220 E. Chestnut, Independence, KS. MC-T30-3tb
MEDICAL: Hiring RN, LPN, CMA, CNA. Must be dependable team worker. Apply in person to new director, Caney Nursing Center, 615 S. High, Caney, KS. MC-C30-3t
DIETARY: Howard Twilight Manor is now accepting applications for future openings in the Dietary Department. Call Brandi Lanning at 620-374-2495. CQ30-2tb
HOUSEKEEPING: Howard Twilight Manor is now accepting applications for future openings in Housekeeping. Call Karen Rogers at 620-374-2495. EOE. CQ30-2tb
Howard Twilight Manor
Will consider full time, part time, or prn
• Evening Position (2-10 p.m. shift) Monday thru Friday, off every weekend
• Night (10 p.m. to 6 a.m.) C.N.A. position 4 days on, 2 days off rotation.
• Weekend: day position (6 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and/or evening position (2 p.m.-10 p.m.), Off Monday thru Friday
• New Position (10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.), Sunday thru Tuesday
PTO time and Holiday pay available from date of hire, Kansas Public Employee Retirement System. Contact the Director of Nursing at (620) 374-2495 (E.O.E.). Must be listed on Kansas Registry with active license. Must have good references and work history. Must have Social Skills to be a welcome guest in someone else’s home! CQ31-3tb
Temporary office support position available. Please contact Tallgrass Beef at 877-822-8283. CQ30-2tb
Flint Oak has an immediate full time opening for self-motivated, responsible individual. Position requires automotive / farm equipment repair and maintenance experience. Will also assist in farming, hunting, and shooting activities. Benefits include insurance, ITA/retirement with a competitive wage. Applications at flintoak.com/contact us/jobs, or call 620-658-4401 ask for Sharon or Rob. CQ30-2tb
PARAPROFESSIONALS: The Special Education Cooperative sponsored by West Elk USD #282 is accepting applications for Paraprofessionals at Longton, Sedan and West Elk for the 2008-2009 school year. Applications and/or inquires may be made by contacting Kathy Cummings at the West Elk district office (620)-374-2113. CQ30-3tb
PUBLIC WORKS SUPERVISOR: Elk County has an opening for a Public Works (Road) Supervisor. Application and job description may be picked up at the County Clerk‚Äôs Office in the Courthouse. The Courthouse is open 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and closed on Friday. Applications will be accepted until August 6th at 5:30 P.M. Elk County is an EOE. CQ30-2tb
COOK: Caney Sonic now has opening for daytime cook position. Apply in person, 223 E. Rose, Caney. MC-S31-2tb
TREASURER/PAYROLL CLERK: Cherryvale USD 447 is accepting applications for the position of BOE Treasurer and Payroll Clerk. Applications accepted though 8/22/08. Contact Central Office, 618 E. 4th, Cherryvale, KS 67335 or call 620-336-8130 for applications. EOE. MC-C30-2tb
Heavy Equipment Training. Cranes-Dozers-Loaders. Huge Job Demand. National Certification. Licensed by OBPVS. Oklahoma College of Construction, 280 Quadrom, OKC, OK. www.Heavy9.com. 1-866-726-0577. (KCAN)
DRIVERS: We have 50 NEW Kenworth trucks to fill! Family company. Great home time/paypackage. Clean MVR/CDL-A req. 1 yr. experience or recent school graduates. Call 866-574-1389. MG-A30-2tp
CDL A Teams Wanted. Split $1.06 per mile. $1100/wk. min. per driver. O/O teams $2.45/mile. $1,000 bonus. 800-835-9471. (KCAN)
Drivers-Flatbed .44¢ /Mi Recent Avg all miles Paid. Immediate Openings! New Peterbilt Trucks Available (to those who qualify, while supplies last) 866-290-1568. (KCAN)
Drivers-Students: Start your new career with Sponsored Training or Tuition Reimbursement! Possible $40k 1st year! Exp’d Drivers ask about our $5000 Sign-on! www.ffeinc.com. 800-569-9232. (KCAN)
Drivers: 13 Drivers Needed! Sign-on Bonus. 35-42 cpm. Earn over $1000 weekly. Excellent Benefits. Need CDL-A and 3 mos recent OTR. 800-635-8669. (KCAN)
OTR Drivers wanted: The Only Call you Need to Make! Prepass EZPass. Every 60K miles raises. 2006 newer equipment. APU Equipped Passenger/Pet Policy. 100% No touch. Butler Transport. 1-800-528-7825. (KCAN)
BORDER PATROL AGENTS: The United States Border Patrol is now hiring. Agent salary is approximately $70,000 per year within the first three years of employment. Border Patrol Agents enjoy excellent federal benefits that include medical and retirement plans. Call 1-888-376-6419 or visit www.borderpatrol.gov. (KCAN)
Supplemental Income. CETUSA seeks Coordinator. Place and supervise international high school students in host families. Training, stipend and international travel. Call Susan 1-866-923-8872. www.cetusa.org. (KCAN)
Volunteer to be a host family to an international high school student. Call Sara 1-866-422-9438. www.cetusa.org. (KCAN)
Day care open again in Sedan on Aug. 11. Will care for kids 6 months - 5 years old. 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Lunch included. Gladys Bever. 620-725-3570. CQ31-1tp
CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING: 30 years experience, commercial or residential. Vernon Sandusky, 620-922-3322. LC23-tf
OSBORNE ROCK HAULING, LLC: Rock, Sand, Topsoil, Fill Dirt & Lime. 620-795-2749 or 620-423-2532. LC31-tf
PLUMB & SQUARE CONSTRUCTION now offering seamless gutters, many color options; specializing in roofing; new construction, renovations; decks; custom handrail; sheet rock; plumbing; electrical; soffitt; fascia; painting; doors and windows. (620) 762-3561. Eric Blundell, Owner/Operator. LC41-tf
WILLIAMS TREE SERVICE: Insured, free estimates, stump grinding, trees trimmed, brush and tree removal, chipper, bucket and grapple truck. Can’t reach or lift, call 620-374-2247. CQ1-tfn
GREENWOOD TREE SERVICE AND GENERAL EXCAVATION AND CONCRETE: Licensed, Bonded, Insured. Phone 620-778-9224. LC3-tf
THOMAS TREE SERVICE: Tree trimming, removal and stump grinding, have chipper, grapple and bucket truck. Insured. Call for free estimates, 620-725-5722 or 620-249-8773. CQ-tfn
That Computer Guy: Sedan, Kansas. Call Frank Fosnight for free estimates 620-725-4118. CQ25-tfn
Lazy Bear Computers: in-home repair and upgrades. We come to you. 620-725-5465, 620-330-0330, www.lazybearcomputers.com
Gragg Dozer Service, Inc.
Dozers, trackhoe, motor-grader
and dump trucks
Basements-Ponds-Lagoons-tree removal-trenches-septic tanks
Pond waters and general dirt work
Hauling dirt, rock, gravel
Bryce: 620-205-9933 / Ernie: 620-330-1467
Dozer for hire: D8 and D6, trackhoe, dump trucks, new ponds, pond repairs, brush and hedge row clearing, road construction and rock hauling. Riggs Welding, (620) 736-2038. CQ1-tfn
CUSTOM FENCE BUILDING
New, rebuilt, fence removal, clearing
Corrals and pens
HAROLD RIGGS FENCING
620-736-2242 Cell 620-779-1813
MR. HANDYMAN NOW HAS ROTO SEWER CLEANING SERVICE. Call 620-725-3010 CQ1-tfn
SEPTIC TANKS - Sold and installed. Contact Roland Meisch at 620-374-2556. CQ1-tfn
WICKHAM TRUCKING for your rock, sand, and dirt needs. Call 620-725-3317 or 620-249-2867. CQ1-tfn
Social Security disability claims; Saunders & Saunders Attorneys at Law. No recovery, No fee! 1-800-259-8548. (KCAN)
Hud Homes! 5/BR $412/Mo! 3 BR $199/Mo! 5% down 20 years @ 8% apr. for listings call 1-800-585-3560 ext. 8468. (KCAN)
FOR RENT IN OSWEGO: OFFICE/STORE SPACE, approximately 2,000 sq. ft. in downtown Oswego on Commercial St. Call 405-691-1282 or 405-205-4398. LC18-tf
FOR RENT IN OSWEGO: Nice 3 bedroom home. Central H/A, Stove, Refrigerator and Garage w/Carport. Deposit Required. 626 Kansas. No Pets. Call 795-2653 after 5:30 p.m. LC26-tfn
FOR RENT IN OSWEGO: Nice 2 and 3 Bedroom mobile homes, 2 Bath, Appliances, Central Heat and AC. 620-795-2471. LC27-tf
FOR RENT IN ALTAMONT: Altamont Senior Housing, 1 BR, Equal Housing Opportunity. 620-784-2479. LC31-4t
OSWEGO: 631-633 Merchant - Duplex: $22,000. Could rent one side for income while living in other side. Call Gary Tomey, 620-922-7218, to see. LC31-1t
Land for sale: 96 plus or minus acres, 50 acres tillable small pond with Plum Creek running through it, timber, lots of wildlife, excellent hunting, near hwy. 400 and 99 north, Severy, Kan., $100,000. Call 918-543-2488. CQ05-tfn
100% GOVERNMENT LOANS: Zero down if you own land or still owe money on your land. Brick skirting, porches, driveways, gutters and landscaping available (Site Built Appearance). Bad credit, OK. Trades welcome. Limited time only, FREE GAS for 6 months. Call 918-832-1776. MC-L28-4tb
Government Loan Program for landowners. Zero down and low payments. Bad credit and bankruptcy is okay. Will remove existing homes. Improvement packages available. Call Heath at 918-576-3696 for your approval. CQ22-tfn
SPECIAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAM Zero Down, NO MONEY OUT OF YOUR POCKET! If you Own Land or Family will give you Land. Bad Credit OK. 918-832-9888. CQ26-6tb
SPECIAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAM: Zero Down, no money out of your pocket!! If you own land or family will give you land. Bad Credit Okay. Trades welcome. Limited time only FREE GAS for 6 months. Call 918-832-1776. CQ27-5tb
Divorce without children $95.00, Divorce with children $95.00. With Free name change documents (wife only) and marital settlement agreement. Fast, easy and professional. Call 1-888-789-0198. (KCAN)
U.S. Weapons Collectors Gun Show! August 2-3. Sat 9-5 & Sun. 9-3. Wichita, KS. Kansas Coliseum. (I-135 and East 85th St N.) Buy-Sell-Trade. Info: (563) 927-8176. (KCAN)
Free BIBLES: Standard and large print Bibles. Will mail or deliver. 1948 Limestone, Howard, KS 67349 620-374-2718 CQ31-4tp
ADOPTION - Loving financially secure married couple want to give your newborn our love and a happy and secure home. Call our attorney about Amy/Ira 800-492-2011. (KCAN)
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE. Do you earn $800 in a day? Your own local candy route. Includes 30 Machines and Candy. All for $9995. 1-888-753-3441. (KCAN)
Airlines Are Hiring - Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance. (888) 349-5387. (KCAN)
MISSOURI WELDING INSTITUTE. Nevada, Missouri. Become a Certified Pipe/Structural Welder. Graduate in 18 weeks, earn up to $35/hour. Companies calling weekly searching for our graduates. 1-800-667-5885. (KCAN)
The 2008-09 school year is right around the corner, and USD 447-Cherryvale administrators and staff are already planning for the first day of school on Thursday, Aug. 14.
Students in USD 447 will enroll for the 2008-09 school year next Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 5 and 6. All Cherryvale students will enroll at the Cherryvale Middle-High School Commons Area from noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, or from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6.
Students attending Thayer School will enroll at Thayer from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, or from noon to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6.
Complete information and admission forms will be provided at the enrollment sites.
At USD 436-Caney Valley, staff and administrators are gearing up for enrollment to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 5, and Wednesday, Aug. 6, for kindergarten through 12th grade students who pre-enrolled last school year, and on Monday, Aug. 4, for students who are new to the USD 436 school district. All USD 436 students, kindergarten through 12th grade, will go through the enrollment process in the main gym at Caney Valley Jr.-Sr. High School. Entrance should be made through the south doors of the school.
New students, 7th through 12th grades, should make an enrollment appointment with Julie Lockwood, CVHS counselor, 620-879-9200, ext. 106, for Aug. 4. Kindergarten through 6th grade students who are new to the district do not need to make an appointment. Enrollment on Aug. 4 will be held from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. New students must provide official transcripts of previous school work, immunization records and proof of residence such as a utility bill.
Kindergarten through 12th grade students who pre-enrolled last school year will complete their enrollment process on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. or on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from noon to 7 p.m.
A parent must accompany the student(s) to the enrollment process and at that time payment for school meals, school insurance, etc., will need to be paid.
USD 436-Caney Valley is accepting out district students this year until Sept. 22. There are some stipulations whereby a student who does not live in the district may attend USD 436 and will have to sign a contract saying the student will adhere to all district policies, and also he or she must meet all academic criteria and not have a history of poor behavior or discipline at other school districts.
School begins somewhat earlier this year with the first day to be held Tuesday, Aug. 12. School hours are: Lincoln Memorial Elementary School, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and at Caney Valley Jr.-Sr. High School, 8:10 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Regular bus routes will be run and school meals will be served on Aug. 12.
Members of the Cherryvale High School cheerleading squad have been spending their summer weeks preparing their cheers and routines for the 2008-09 school year.
And, they have a trophy to show off their hard work during the summer.
The squad returned from a Universal Cheerleading Association Camp held in Manhattan, Kan., on July 10-12 with a trophy for being the top team in their division. The team also earned honors in skills and sharpness.
While at the camp, squad members Sarah Hagebusch and Myranda Prather were named all-Americans while fellow team members Sami Jameson, Camden Blaes and Jaimee Littell were all-American nominees.
The nine-member team includes Dixie Allen, Jaimee Littell, Kimmy Booe, Myranda Prather, Katie Russell, Sami Jameson, Sarah Hagebusch, Camden Blaes and Missy White. The squad is coached by Kris Littell.
BY ANDY TAYLOR
Montgomery County Chronicle
Voters in Montgomery County will go to the polls next Tuesday for a primary election that will narrow the field of candidates for a variety of county, state and federal offices.
Polls will open at 7 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m.
The election is a primary contest in which the top vote recipient in each political party contest will advance to the Nov. 4 general election.
However, two races for county offices will largely be decided next Tuesday when voters decide on the Republican nominee for county clerk and county commissioner, district 2.
The race for county clerk will pit three candidates: incumbent Charlotte Scott-Schmidt, Pat Alexander of Independence, and Tina Aldrich of Coffeyville.
Because there are no Democrat Party candidates for county clerk, the winner of the three-way race will be unopposed in the November general election. The winner will likely secure the rights to the county clerk seat, barring a write-in candidacy in that November election.
The same is true for the race for Montgomery County Commission, district 2. Incumbent Billie Lewark-Wood of rural Dearing is facing a challenge from Larry G. McManus of Independence for the Republican Party nomination. There are no Democrat Party candidates in that contest, meaning that the winner of the Lewark-Wood/McManus race will be unopposed in the November general election and will likely be sworn into office for a four-year term in January 2009.
There are several other contests pitting party candidates. In the race for county sheriff, the contest in the Republican Party will pit incumbent Stan Veach against former deputy sheriff Robert “Bobby” Dierks of Coffeyville. The winner of the Veach/Dierks race will advance to the November election to face former deputy sheriff Jerry Gilbert, the lone candidate on the Democrat ballot.
In the race for 14th Judicial District judge, Republican incumbent Russell D. Canaday of rural Independence is being challenged by Sedan attorney Gary House. The winner in the Canaday/House contest will then face Democrat Party candidate and Independence attorney Robert Lattin in the November general election.
The 14th Judicial District includes all areas of Montgomery and Chautauqua counties.
A hotly-contested campaign for the Kansas Senate, 14th District, will feature two Republican Party candidates who are no strangers to the political stage. State Sen. Dwayne Umbarger, R-Thayer, is facing a challenge from fellow Thayer resident Iris M. VanMeter, a former member of the Kansas State Board of Education.
The Republican Party nominee emerging from the Umbarger/VanMeter campaign will advance to the November general election to face the lone Democrat Party candidate: David L. Miller of Parsons.
The 14th District of the Kansas Senate includes Cherokee and Parker townships in Montgomery County, including the city of Coffeyville. The district also includes all of Neosho and Labette counties as well as a portion of Cherokee County.
At the federal level, Democrat Party voters will have one contested race to pick on the Aug. 5 ballot. Former Kansas congressman Jim Slattery of Topeka and Lee Jones of Overland Park are seeking the Democrat Party nomination. The winner of that campaign will face incumbent Pat Roberts, the lone Republican candidate, of Dodge City.
There will be a host of other office selections on the Aug. 5 primary election ballot. However, many of the candidates for those offices are unopposed for their party’s nomination and will automatically advance to the Nov. 4 general election, barring a successful write-in campaign from another candidate.
Those candidates include:
• Derek Schmit, Independence: Republican candidate for Kansas Senate, 15th district.
• Virgil Peck Jr., Tyro: Republican candidate for Kansas House of Representatives, 11th District.
• Virgil O. Horn Jr., Coffeyville: Democrat candidate for Kansas House of Representatives, 11th District.
• Jeff King, Independence: Republican candidate for Kansas House of Representatives, 12th District.
• Sandra K. Frisco, Independence: Democrat candidate for Kansas House of Representatives, 12th District.
• Fred M. Brown, Coffeyville: Democrat candidate for Montgomery County Commission, district 3.
• Nancy Clubine, Independence: Republican candidate for county treasurer.
• Larry Markle, Coffeyville: Republican candidate for county attorney.
• Marilyn Calhoun, Coffeyville: Republican candidate for register of deeds.
• Todd Tiahrt, Goddard: Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District.
• Donald Betts Jr., Wichita: Democraft candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District.
The Aug. 5 election ballot will also include the selection of precinct committeemen and committeewomen as well as township treasurers and trustees.
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Countywide sales tax issue on Tuesday ballot
Montgomery County voters will decide next Tuesday whether to adopt a one-fourth percent (0.25%) countywide sales tax to pay for an expansion of the Montgomery County Jail in Independence.
Sheriff Stan Veach has said the daily jail census in recent years has almost doubled above what the jail was designed to hold when it was constructed in 1990. The jail was designed to hold about 80 inmates; daily census numbers show the jail census between 140-150 inmates.
Veach said Montgomery County often sends inmates to jails in other counties due to lack of space in the Montgomery County Jail.
If approved, the countywide sales tax would build a jail addition to include 40 new cells, or enough room for an additional 80 inmates.
If approved, the collection of the countywide sales tax would not go into effect until Jan. 1, 2009.
The proposed jail expansion was the solution offered by a citizens’ committee appointed by the Montgomery County Commission to investigate the costs of a jail expansion.
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Results from the Aug. 5 primary election can be heard on radio station KGGF 690 AM next Tuesday evening, beginning at about 7:30 p.m.
Chronicle editor Andy Taylor will provide live election results from the Montgomery County Courthouse throughout the evening. Results also will be posted at www.taylornews.org.
BY ANDY TAYLOR
Montgomery County Chronicle
CANEY — A 27-year-old Caney man is charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon after slashing a co-worker with a knife at a rural area between Dewey and Copan, Okla., last Wednesday, July 23.
Darek Dustin Windsor, 27, of Caney, will be in Washington County, Okla., District Court on Aug. 8 for his first formal appearance to answer to the assault and battery charge. His bond has been set at $1 million.
“This is essentially an attempted murder in which the defendant had the victim dig his own grave and then attempted to slit his throat,” said District Attorney Rick Esser at Windsor’s arraignment last Friday afternoon.
According to the Washington County District Attorney’s Office, Windsor worked at a ranch near Dewey where he was in a dispute with a co-worker regarding working hours earlier in the week. Windsor allegedly lured the teenaged co-worker, a Mexican national, into a wooded area Wednesday morning with a ruse of having the juvenile dig for a water line, deputies reported. The teenager dug a trench six feet long by one and a half feet wide and six to eight inches in depth. Windsor sneaked up behind the teenager while he was digging and allegedly slashed his throat and neck, coming close to lacerating the teenager’s esophagus and carotid artery.
The teenager was attempting to flee when Windsor cut him a second time. The teenager, whose name was not released to the press, eventually was able to free himself and ran to a nearby field where a passing motorist spotted the teen waving his arms for assistance.
Windsor reportedly told authorities that he was “joking around” with the co-worker and used the wrong side of the knife when he attacked the teen.
The Bartlesville Examiner-Enteprise reported that Windsor told law enforcement authorities that he buried the clothing he was wearing as well as the knife used in the attack in a nearby horse shed.
Windsor is no stranger to law enforcement in Washington County. According to court records, Windsor was arrested in 1999 for larceny of merchandise from a retailer. The charge was later dismissed.
In August 2003, Windsor was arrested for aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and transporting an open bottle of liquor. He was ordered to receive alcohol abuse treatment but failed to do so. A bench warrant was issued against Windsor in January 2004 for his failure to attend a hearing to discuss the status of his alcohol treatment.
As a result of his arrest last week, Windsor also stands charged with contempt of court.
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