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More County Co (continued from page 1) people would be required to eliminatethe authorization for such a levy. Before leaving the commis- sion meeting, Lytle also re- quested that the wording of the resolutionbe changed to note the fact that a petition can be brought forward to put the matter before a vote of the people. The com- missioners and the county attor- ney agreed to that request, though the county attorney pointed out that the additional wording was not normally used in such a resolution. Earlier in the afternoon, the commissioners had met with Co- manche County Economic De- velopment Director Linda Hart who presented the commission- SCFS/MS Lunch April 24 -- April 27 Monday Roast Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Hot Roll Pineapple Milk Tuesday Egg Rolls Seasoned Rice Vinegrette Veg. Salad Blushing Pears 'Fortune Cookie Milk Wednesday No School Thursday Sloppy Joes Tater Tots Dill Spears Grapes Milk Friday Crispitos Corn Spanish Rice Mandarin Oranges Milk | ers with a quarterly report of ac- tivities for the first three months of 2006. The report cited the new and ongoing projects being handled by the foundation, as well as a report of contributions and financial report for that pe- riod of time. The commissioners talked with Mrs. Hart and County At- torney Skip Herd about the tim- ing of an election to see whether or notto levya mil on the county taxes for economic develop- ment. A telephone discussion with the Kansas Secretary of State's office, Comanche County Clerk Alice Smith said, had raised some questions as to the timing of the election. In order to avoid the cost of a special election, the commis- sioners hope to get the question onto the August primary election ballot. In order to meet the time- table required, they plan to act on a resolution to approve an economic development mil levy as quickly as possible -- possi- bly shooting for the first com- missioner meeting in May. That would allow time for a petition to be filed and the statutory wait- ing periods would fall in place to put the question before the voters in August. Tuesday they reviewed such a resolution as drawn up by the county attorney, noting some changes they wanted to see in it before its adoption at a future meeting. In other business, the com- missioners: --Met with Road and Bridge Supervisor Jerry Heft to discuss road and bridge matters, includ- ing tree removal from the road ditches near. They also dis- cussed Heft's retirement the trn'st part of this July. They will be- gin advertising for applicants for his position. --Reviewed and signed an I lll I have been to Ozona, Tex. My purpose for leaving home was to cook for turkey hunters. agreement with other counties This was my second time to involved in the Cimarron Basin be down there. Last year it was Juvenile Corrections facility, green and probably about as adopting a three-year compre- pretty as it could be -- but this hensive plan for that organiza- year was a different story. They tion. are in need of rain. The wind and --Further discussed solutions the dirt blew and it was hot, to snow removal at the Coman- though last year I about froze to che County Airport, agreeing to death. look into other options before Once or twice the sky would making any decision, build up like it was going to rain --Talked with Mrs. Hart and and it would even lightening, but Protection Valley Manor Board no rain. Member Merle Wait about that It is so dry that the sheep and nursing home facility's applica- goats can not make it back to tion for state tax credits and a feed or water. About the second CMS Electric loan to fund a day, three of the hunters came $660-690,000 expansion and in with a little baby billy goat. renovation project. They said that they were on top --Voted to approve Wait's of a peak and found a dead nanny request that the county endorse with a baby and a ewe sheep and the Protection Valley Manor two babies dead, and this one application for tax credits, and was being'attacked by vultures. write a letter of support. When that baby goat saw the --Met with Comanche guys, he came a running and County Health Nurse Karen O1- jumped in their arms. So they ler who presented them a report brought him into camp. of her department's activities I poked a hole in a finger of a during the firstquarter of 2006. new cleaning glove, and put Wilmore Saturday Nite: Live! Promises Fun, Food, Music Folks in Wilm0re kind of miss the traffic and the fUll which used to be generated by the Wil- more Opry before it was moved to Medicine Lodge. So, they have decided to do something about it, and the Wil- more City Council hopes to have remedied the situation. Starting April 29, the last Sat- urday in the month, and continu- ing the last Saturday in every Sponsored by the Comanche Co. Health Department 7 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. Saturday,- April 22 at South Central High School *Free Screenings *Health Education Booths *Door Prizes *Refreshments *Lab Work Blood Chemistry $30 (12-hour fast recommended) Lab work is for only those 18 & over PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) $25 Osteoporosis Screening $20 Note." Please enter thru the East Double Door (will be opened at 7 a.m.) month, they hope to see folks heading back over to Wilmore for an evening's entertainment. Wilmore Saturday Nite: Live! will again make Wilmore a monthly gathering place for folks who want to enjoy some good live music on a regular ba- sis. The shows are planned to run about an hour and a half, with an intermission, and will feature mostly local talent. To start with, the show will be put on with borrowed sound equipment, and all funds raised through concession sales and any free-will donations will to toward purchase of sound equip- ment for the community c ter. Doug Swonger of KioWa will emcee the shows, and several of those who were involved in the Opry before it outgrew Wilmore will also be on hand. Will Provid Medicare D Assistance A SHICK representative from the SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging will be at the Comanche County Health Fair this Saturday to assist, lo- cal residents who have questions about the new Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. People who have questions or wish to enroll in a plan should bring their list of prescription medication and Medicare infor- mation with them to receive as- sistance. The representative will be available from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday the health fair at South Central High School. People may call 1-800-742-9531 or 620-225-8230 for more informa- tion. b}' Vanita Blundell some warmed milk in an empty water bottle, put the finger of the glove over the top of the bottle and he was a "happy camper." When I asked the owner about the orphans he told me that if we would happen on to any more that we could take them home with us. He explained that since it costs more to feed and raise the little orphan than they can get for it at the market it is not worth the time and trouble. He told me that he used to give away all of his orphans but people would go out and find a baby,curled up asleep and as- sume it was an orphan. In fact, however, it was often a baby that the mother hadjsut left for just a short while. So he said he had to quit letting people take babies when he came up with bawling ewes and nannies. This man owned several sec- tions of rough and rocky land and it would be impossible to check on each and every goat, sheep and cow. I had given the baby the men had found to the hired man and he took him and was concerned and asked where the guys had found him. His kindness made me feel better. The last day, one of the hunt- ers bought in a baby nanny goat. The baby had been crying for her mother for three a days. The hunter could not take hearing the little thing cry any longer and bought it in for us to feed. I brought her home mad, found a good home for her. She was so cute, and traveled better than most kids. (I made a funny, get k, kids.) Taking care of those little babie brought back memories, when we were raising sheep and goats. Dad telling me/lot to over feed the lambs as it would kill them. One year we had 13 or- phaned lambs that we raised. One of the guides brought in a six foot diamondback rattle- snake. They usually do not kill them, but this one was cranky and attempted to strike him, so the snake had to go. He brought the snake to camp and when everyone had seen it, he left it coiled up by the gate where I passed several times a day. I told him that his dead snake had startled me a few times and asked if he could move it. He was very nice about it and he did move it, to a plastic b.ag and put it in the freezer as he has plans to have it made into a belt. At least it was not a clear plastic bag, but it still gave me the shiv- ers every time I opened the freezer. It was so nice to come back and see green. So, once again, I am happy to be home right here in Coman- che County. Mom and I have always said this is the limit of our endurance. We can not take it anyplace colder, hotter, wetter, drier, you get the idea. There is no place like home. ins Internet Service 582-2217 in Coldwater