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5026 CALIFORNIA AVE SW SEATTLE WA 98136 MIXED MIX WASHINGTON SEATTLE WA 980 00000 It will be an early morning meeting for members ofthe USD 300 Board of Education as they gather at South Central High School for a 7 &m. special meet- ing next Wed esday morning. While the agenda will include a number o,f items, the two main ones will be filling of teacher positions for the coming school year, and making a number of year-end purchases before the district's fiscal year comes to a close June 30, With four teaching positions still open for next fall (two grade school classrooms, an English and a music teacher) district Su- perintendent Mike Baldwin said this week that he hopes the board will be able to fill part of those spots next Wednesday. Some of the supplemental positions may also be filled next Wednesday. on H Members of the Protection City Council gathered for their regular monthly meeting Tues- day of last week. Before them were a number of items, none of which took the council an inordinate amount of time. They covered a lot of ground, and did so quickly, with the bulk of the meeting time tied up in hearing reports from employees. During the meeting, the coun- cil: --Voted to approve payment of monthly bills in the amount of $31,433.62. --Voted not to approve a sponsorship of $200 to the Sun- flower RC&D for 2006. --Heard City Treasurer Cathy Smith present the city's May financial statements. --Heard city employees Don Krueger and Ronnie Beer report that both pool vacuums are down. Repairs have been or- dered for the stand-alone vacuum, they reported, and the automated vacuum has been sent in for repairs. --Heard the report that the Protection Valley Manor main 1 inch water meter replace- ment has been completed. --Heard Krueger and Beer report that they have installed a new water meter and loop at the Date ~ High Low 6-14 98 95 6-15 97 75 6-16 92 72 6-17 85 62 6-18 97 58 6-19 99 69 6-20 100 74 Precip. 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.82" 0.00 0.00 0.00 As for the year-end pur- chases, items on which decisions had been postponed until the end of the year will be considered. The superintendent said that most -- if not all -- of those items would likely be purchased at the special meeting. "Our district employees have been very conservative this year in regard to purchases," he said, "so we are going to be in good shape to make these year-end purchases." Other items on the agenda will include approval of a num- ber of district handbooks, ap- proval of a teacher's resignation, approval of the final bills of the year, and approval of summer employment contracts. Also on the agenda will be the standard fare of administrative and board member reports. ncil | Mike Sanders residence. ---Received the report that Wildcat Electric of Minneola has now replaced a bad switch on water well No. 5. ---Heard the city crew report on plan to replace the water line from the Larry DePriest resi- dence to the Gary Filson resi- dence this week. They also plan to replace the sewer line from the Donald Norton property to the south on the Gary Filson and Larry DePriest property to middle of Maple Street, and east on Maple street to the sewer main there, with a new six-inch sewer main this week. --Received a report from a recent Kansas Department of Health and Environment inspec- tion of the city water system. No deficiencies were found, how- ever some recommendations were made. --Voted to purchase 55 gal- lons of insecticide to spray for' mosquitoes from Van Diest Sup- ply Co. in the amount of $3,808.75. Spraying began on last Thursday and will be done on Mondays and Thursdays. --Heard Chief of Police Darren Konrade report on law enforcement activities for the month of May. --Heard Chief Konrade re- port he has been and will con- tinue to patrol the 600 Block of North Broadway to slow down traffic in front of the city swim- ming pool. Heard Chief Konrade re- port that he has been enforcing the city curfew. ---Heard a report that the po- lice department computer was damaged by a power surge and is in the shop for repairs. --Approved the chief of police's request for two vaca- tion days. "(eonitnued on page 3) Vol. 122 No. 47, June 22, 2006 (USPS No. 679-660) ii Official Newspaper for City of Coldwater and Comanche County | in munity-minded, and helped put Dayton Moore became the portunity to restore the Royals new general manager of the Karl- together the old Nortttside Ball to what they ont:e were." It was sas City Royals on June 8.Park nortli of Coldwater where in 1985 when the Royals last What's that got to do withkids could play baseball, played in any post-season play- Coldwater. And Moore's baseball rootsoffgames. A native of Wichita and one- here run even farther. His great- The 39-year-old Kansas na- time resident of Garden City, grandfather, Harvey Marley also tive thinks the Midwest will bea Moore has "roots" here in Cold- went to school here and, accord- perfect place to raise his three water, ing to the family write-up in the young children. He and his wife His mother, Penne Moore ofComanche County History Marianne have two daughters, Kingwood, Tex grew up here Book, "enjoyed baseball, and 10-year-old Ashley and se ,en- and is a graduate of Coldwater played as long as his health per- year-old Avery, and one son, High School. Her maiden name milled." four-year-old Robert. is Marley. His grandfather Cecil Moore had been with the At- His contract with the Royals or "Pete" Marley also lives in ianta Braves organization since gives him completecontrol over Kingwood, having moved there 1994, most recently as assistant baseball operations. a few years ago after living in general manager in charge of "He's one of the most Col4water all of his life.overseeing scouting and player sought-after guys in all base- Pete and Moore's grand- development. He sees his move ball," said one of his former co- mother Wynona were very corn- to Kansas City as "a great op- workers in Atlanta. Blood Donors Honor Raymond Wednesday Here Wednesday at the Red Cross Blood Drive in honor of RaymondAffeidt (right), the guest of honor watches as blood donor Bill Gregory prepares to donate blood by squeezing the red ball. To the left, Cindy Hackney of Wilmore is about to finish up with her donation.The blood donations Wednesday tallied up 29 units which Gregory has donated to the American Red Cross, and the 17th unit which Mrs. Hackney has donated. See story on page 12,