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Through the donation of $2,750 byte Comacnhe County Medical Foundation, the Co- manche County HoSpital re- cently purchased and took de- livery of a set of custom made Farm Real Estate Loans Rural Home Loans Loans Cattle & Ranch Loans Real Estate Appraisal Service Multi Peril Crop Insurance Hail Insurance 800-783-7406 620-672-7406 706 S Main Pratt, KS 67124 www.fcskansas.com ]7][~ entry is an equal oppo(tuni pcovider. I 20O5 Rurm Commun~ Instance Agency,t~nc. All r~hts a~,orv0O First published in the Western Star March 30, 2006 35-36c BEFORE THE BUILDING INSPECTOR, PUBLIC OFFICER OF THE CITY OF COLDWATER March 20, 2006 LOIS MAE WAGNER P.O. BOX 294. OTIS. KS 67565 To Whom It May Concern: The property described as Lots f0 & N 112 Lot 11 Block 9, Original Town of Coldwater, according to the recorded Plat therefare, Co.-. manche County, Kansas is in vio- lation of Ordinance No. 622: Dea !h TO: d) e) f) h) j) disagreeable, or harmfull airborne matter. inadequate light or sani- tary facilities as defined in Section 10. Dilapidation and disrepair which shall include leaking roofs and improper surface water drainage Structural defects that tend to buckle, lean or sway to cause a possibility of col- lapse. Uncleanness and unhealth- ful conditions which may harbor or spread disease Dead and dying trees, limbs, or other unsightly natural growth. Lois Mac Wagner; and the un- known heirs, executors, admin- istrators, devises, trustees, credi- tors and assigns of such of said parties as may be deceased; the unknown spouses of such parties, the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of such parties as are existing, dis- solved or dormant corporations, the unknown executors, admin- istrators, trustees, creditors, suc- cessors and assigns of such par- ties as are or were partners or in partnership; and the unknown guardians, conservators and trustees of such of the parties are minors or are in anywise under legal disability. COMPLAINT AND NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF KANSAS, COUNTY OF COMANCHE, SS: Leonard Kiehl, of lawful age, be- ing first duly sworn upon his oath says: That he is the duly ap- pointed and Public Officer for the City of Coldwater, Kansas and the Public Officer of said City designated under Ordinance No. 622 of said City; That upon proceedings initiated before him under the provisions of said Ordinance, he has made a preliminary investigation of the property herein before described in which the following names, persons, firms or corporations appear to have some interest: Lots Mac Wagner P.O. Box 294 Otis, KS 67565 That based on such investigation, the undersigned hereby charges that the above described property is kept and maintained in viola- tion of Ordinance No. 622. of the City of Coldwater, for the reason that in and upon said property there exist the following hazards: a) Defects" herein increasing the hazards of fire, accident or other calamities c) Air pollution by offensive, k) Unsightly appearances that constitute a blight on ad- joining, property, the neighborhood or the City. (1) Walls, siding or exteriors of a quality and appearance not commensurate with the character of the properties in the neighborhood (n) Vermin infestation (o) Inadequate drainage or any violation of health, fire, building or zoning regula- tions, or any other laws or regulations relating to the use of land and the use of occupancy of building. And or improvements rendering such structures unsafe or unsanitary or dangerous or detrimental to the health, safety or morals or other- wise inimical to the welfare of the residents of such City. Each and every owner or person claiming any interest in and to the above described property is hereby notified that a hearing upon this complaint ~ill be con- ducted before the Hearing Officer in the City of Coldwater, at the City Hall on the 18th day of April, 2006, at 1:30 P.M. pursuant to said Ordinance 622. Any owner, mort- gagee or party in interest may file answer to this complaint prior to or at the time of said hearing and may appear and offer testimony at said hearing. Executed at Coldwater, Kansas, this 21st day of March, 2006. ss Leonard Kiehl, Public Officer Subscribed and sworn before me this 21st day of March, 2006. ss Jean Berning Notary Public | Pu scales for thebed in the emer- gency room. Manufactured by the Reed Johnson Company of Quinter, the portahle bed scales were in- stalled recently by Mike Johnson, one of the co-owners of the company. The scales were specifically designed to fit the emergency room bed at the local hospital, cradling all four wheels in small dollies to do the job. Computer- ized scales then allow the hospi- tal staff to weigh a patient who might be unable to stand or bal- ance on regular scales. The hos- pital already had two sets of the bed scales, which are being used in other parts of the hospital. "We felt a set would be valu- able for the emergency room cart," said Director of Nursing Beverly Malone, "since an accuate weight is needed in criti- cal care or trauma cases." She pointed out that drug dosages often depend on patient weight, and the new scales allow that weight to be taken without wres- tling the patient out of bed and onto a set of scales. Hospital Administrator Nancy Zimmerman pointed out that with the new scales, the pi- lot of an air ambulance plane can also be told a patient's ahead of time exactly so he can make plans accordingly. Nurse Malone also pointed out that when using the new scales in a regular hospital room, a patient's weight can be accu- rately compared from one day to the next through use of a memory built into the scales. Mrs. Zimmerman said she first saw the Reed Johnson scales at a Hospital Association Coldwater and measured the Annual Convention and Trade emergency room cart to make the Show in Kansas City a couple of scales fit it correctly. Then the years ago. At that time, she said, scales and dollies were designed she saw the benefits of the por- and built just for use here. table bed scales. After that she "The hospital appreciates the contacted the Quinter firm which foundation's support in our mis- makes the scales and talke.d with sion to privide quality care," Johnson and co-owner Lee Reed Mrs. Zimmerman said. "This is about how their scales could be the second equipment purchase used at the local hospital, they have made for our emer- The two scales that the hos- gency department." pital purchased for use on regu- About a year ago the foun- lar hospital beds were "off-the- dation donated the purchase of shelf" models which simply had an IV wanner for use in the emer- to be brought down to Coldwat- gency room. That is used to er and installed. The new ones warm intraveneous fluids before for the emergency room cart, administering them into a patient however; were a different story, who has been exposed to ex- The manufacturers came to treme cold temperatures. Eileen Bliss Above the computerized read-out on the new. portable hospital bed scales can be seen after weighing in one of the "fly-weights" on the hos- pital staff. iii:: :::::i! Eileen B. Darnell, 90, died Fri- day, March 24, 2006, in El Paso, Tex. The daughter of Jim and Opal Bliss, she was born May 5, 1916, in Woods County, Okla. She lived throughout her childhood on the family ranch near Look- out, Okla. After completing three years of home-schooling, she at- tended grade school in Lookout, and high school and college in Alva, Okla. She received her bachelor's degree from North- western State Teachers College at age 19, and moved back to the ranch where she began teaching at the Coy School. She also coached the wrestling team to the small school Oklahoma State Championship. She was accepted to medical school in the late '30s, but in- stead married Victor Lee Damell and began raising a family. Survivors include, two sons and their wives, Jim and Sue Darnell, and Eric and Ann Damell; one sister and her hus- band, Lois and Frank Layton; and five grandchildren, Jeep, Ryan, Jake, Taffy, and Eric Damell. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Satur- day, April 1,2006, atthe Wharton Funeral Chapel in Alva, Okla. Burial will follow at Lookout Cemetery near Freedom, Okla, (continued from page 8) Child's Case Manager Immediate Opening : The Iroquois Center, A community Mental Heath Agency, has openings for two (2) full-time case managers. A case manager provides support to families with children and adolescents who have special needs. Skill in goal setting, treatment planning, problem- solving crisis intervention, and working with .multi-disci- plinary agencies are a benefit. Requires a bachelor's degree and/or comparable work experience. Excellent benefits package. Send Resume to Brenda Fitz-Simmons, LMSW, CADC1, SAP, CBS coordinator, Iroquois Center for Human Development, Inc 610 East Grant, Greens- burg, KS 67054. E.O.E. 34-35 The city of Coldwater is now accept- ing applications for. manager and life- guards at the Coldwater Swimming Pool for the 2006 swimming season. Those interested can pick up appli- cations at the Coldwater City Hall, 239 E. Main Street. Applicants must have Red Cross certifications prior to appli- cation. Applications will be accepted until Apr. 7 31-32, 34-35c