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It Was Once Ne'w Year's Day. ril April Fool's Day is a"for-fun- only" observance. Nobody is expected to buy gifts or to take their "significant other" out to eat in a fancy restaurant. No- body gets off work or school. It's simply a fun little holiday, ay---- J but a holiday on which one must remain forever vigilant, for he may,be the next April Fool! Unlike most of the other nonfoolish holidays, the history of April Fool's Day, sometimes called All Fool's Day, is not to- First published in the Western Star March 30, 2006 35-36c ful conditions which may harbor or spread disease BEFORE THE BUILDING INSPECTOR, PUBLIC OFFICER OF THE CITY OF COLDWATER k) Unsight.ly appearances that constitute a blight on ad joining, property, the neighborhood or the City. March 13, 2006 BIRDIE L. KASNER 8418 N. 156th EAST AVE. OWASSO, OK 74055 (1) Walls, siding or exteriors of a quality and appearance not commensurate with the character of the properties in the neighborhood To Whom It May Concern: (n) Vermin infestation The property described as Lots 9 Block 9, Original Town of Cold- water, according to the recorded plat therefore. Comanche Couty, Kansas is in violation of Ordi- nance No. 622: TO: Birdie L. Kasner; and the un- known heirs, executors, adminis trators, 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 exiting, 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: (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 will be con- ducted before, the Hearing Of- ricer in the City of Coldwater, At the City Hull on the l$th day of April, 2006. At 1:30 P.M. pursu- ant to said Ordinance 622. Any owner, mortgagee or party in in- terest may rile answer to this com- plaint prior to or at the tame of said hearing and may appear and offer testimony at said hearing. Executed at Coldwater, Kansas, this 21th. day of March, 2006. Leonard Kiehl, of lawful age, be- ing first duly sworn upon his oath says: That he is the duly appointed and Public Officer for the City of Coldwater, Kansas and the Pub- lic Officer of said City designated under Ordinance No. 622 of said City; SS Leonard Kiehl, Public Officer Subscribed and sworn before me this 21th day of March, 2006. SS Jean Bcrning Notary Public U n tally clear. There really wasn't a "first April Fool's Day" that can be pinpointed on the calendar. Some believe it sort of evolved simultaneously in several cul- tures at the same time, from cel- ebrations involving the first day of spring. The closest point in time that can be identified as the begin- ning of this tradition was in 1582, in France. Prior to that year, the new year was celebrated for eight days, beginning on March 25. The celebration culminated on April 1. With the reform of the calendar under Charles IX, the Gregorian Calendar was in- troduced, and New Year's Day was moved to January 1. However, communications being what they were in the days when news traveled by foot, many people did not receive the news for several years. Others, the more obstinate crowd, re- fused to accept the new calen- dar and continued to celebrate the new year on April 1. These backward folk were labeled as "fools" by the general populace. They were subject to some ridi- cule, and were often sent on "fools errands" or were made the butt of other practical jokes. This harassment evolved, over time, into a tradition of prank-playing on the first day of April. The tradition eventually spread to England and Scotland in the eighteenth century. It was later introduced to the American colonies of both the English and French. April Fool's Day thus developed into an international fun fest, so to speak, with differ- ent nationalities specializing in their own brand of humor at the expense of their friends and fami- lies. Pranks performed on April Fool's Day range from the simple, (such as saying, "Your shoe's untied!"), to the elabo- rate. Setting a roommate's alarm clock back an hour is a common gag. Whatever the prank, the trickster usually ends it by yell- ing to his victim, "April Fooir' Recycling Storts w i th ins minologs lm.tdn-,-nd Internet Service 582-2217in Coldwater 622-4455 in Protection TIMELY TRUTHS THAT HELP "Don't Blow It" I love sentence sermons. They have the ability to say a lot in a little. Such is the idea behind Church signs: As I have traveled the highways of America I have always made it a point to take note of the reader boards on Church signs. Many times I have been caught by the thought. Needless to say, they have left an impression time after time. Here are three seasonal messages from Church signs: Spring -- "Does your spidtua! house need spring cleaning? Summer--If you think it is hot here ? Fall -- "Winter is coming. So is the Lord. Are you prepared?" On the heals of that one here is one I read this past week, it goes along with the Fall message -- "When the last trumpet sounds, will you blow it?." The metaphor is quite clear. The play on words sets one's heart to thinking. Many equate the trumpet call as abugle in the midst of war, Taps at the graveside of war heroes, or that which announces the beginning of an athletic contest. In the Bible, however, the trumpet is not so much a musical instrument as it is a signaling instrument. The last trumpet. What is it? What does it mean? It announces to us the unfolding of life's greatest mystery. "It will happen in a moment, in the blinking of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, the Ch tiens who have died will be raised with transformed bodies. And then we who are living will be transformed into heavenly bodies that will never die - For our perishable earthly bodies must be transformed into heavenly bodies that will never die. "II Corinthians 15:52, 53 (NL). In that moment, each of us have fixed his or her etematdestiny. Jesus has words of admonition for all of us this side of eternity, : Always be ready! You don't know when the Son of man will come." Lui e 12:10 (CEV). The same word that Jesus gave Nicodemus is the same word He gives to all, " No one can see the Kingdom of God unless He is born again." John 3:3 (NIV). The Truth Is - The last trumpet will sound -- Jesus is coming. Have you received Him as your personal Savior?. Or will you blow it when Christ returns? God You are loved, PastorMikeBlatchley Cares And We Care! Coldwater Assembly of God 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 ap- pear to have some interest: Birdie L Kasner 0418 N. 156~ East Ave. Owasso, OK 74055 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 b) Lack of adequate ventila- tion that shall be a mini- mum of an operable win- dow equal to 10% of the floor area in each habitable room. d) Inadequate light or sani- tary facilities as defined in Section 10 e) Dilapidation and disrepair which shall includ leaking roofs and improper surface water drainage 0 Structural defects that tcld to buckle, lean or sway to cause a possibility of col- lapse. h) Uncleanness and unbealth- Good Neighbor. 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