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U n App rec iates A ll Everyo ne Has Done To everyone: Thank you to all thet made contributions to the memorial or scholarship fund, the plants or ll Levy Issue flowers, food, andsuppliesand the many cards sent to me in my Editor. An important decision con- ceming the fate and well being of Comanche County is about to be put to a public vote. Come Aug. 1, voters will be asked to approve or reject a one- mill increase to their property tax to augment the Comanche County Economic Development Foundatiorr (CCEDF). Over the past year, much has appeared in print urging county residents to reject this .option. To us, it's a simple matter of economics and civic pride. Since it's inception in Novem- ber of 1996, CCEDF has consi.s- tently generated greater county revenues (via grants, corporate taxes from new businesses; and tax credits) and significantly "enhanced" public works (Wil- more Community Building, Pro- tection Township Library, Heri- tage Park, and Chief Theatre Res- toration) than it has "added" in incurred costs. Now it's apparent that unless we step forward and embrace this agency's mission on Aug. 1, we'll undermine numerous on- (First published in The Western Star Thursday, June 8, 2006) 45-47c IN THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT, COMANCHE COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Estate of CLIFFORD EUGENE HERD, Deceased. Case No. 2006PR12 :lqOTICE OF HEARING L . THE STATE OF KANSAS TOALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified |hat a peti- tion has been filed in this court by Roger E. Herd, an heir of Clifford Eugene Herd, deceased, praying for the determination of the descent of Clifford Eugene Herd and pertaining to the devolution of title to the follow- ing described real estate: An undivided one-sixth interest in: The North Half (N/2) and the Southeast Quarter (SE/4) of Sec- tion Ten (10), Township 32 South, Range 19 West of the 6th P.M Comanche County, Kansas, and all other property, real and per- sonal, or interests therein, owned by the decedent at the time of death; and you are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on or before July 6, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. of said day, in said court, in the City of Coldwat- er, Comanche County, Kansas, at which time and place said cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said petition. time of need. Also, I certainly am thankful for the prayers offered up in my behalf. I have truly seen God's love through His people. I appreciate everything that was and continues to be done going projects and the future growth of the county. An alternative proposal rec- ommended that volunteers could handle "such operations." Whereas volunteers might assist with "basic functions" in exist- ing projects, the knowledge, complexity, commitment, net- working, and effort required to submit, write; and procure out- side grants and tax credits, as well as aid potential new busi- ness owners in "coming to" Co- manche County, demand an of- rice, person, and county agency devoted to these very ends. As for the cost to us, the tax- payers, a one-mill increase would add approximately $25/ annually to my home property tax bill not even the cost of a single tank of gasoline per year! Is CCEDF worth that in terms of all it brings in function and appearance to the county? Most certainly!!! Wouldn't we all agree that our county would be much less without Heritage Park, the Wil- more Community Building and the new Protection Township Li- brary. Siml61y put, we can't af- ford to be without CCEDF! Don't assume that your vote doesn't matter! Or that there'll be plenty of "others" who will favor this proposal! Mark it down on your Calen- dars right now: Aug. 1 and be sure "to ensure" Comanche County's future with a "YES" vote on this all-important propo- sition! Barb Lyon Jon G. Lyon for me. There are several people that extended their time and ef- forts to help with the funeral and I would like to thank them. I want to thank Rev. Dennis and Betty Carter for being there for us and for praying for us in our time of need, and the Prusa family for all they did for us. Thank you to Mr. Baldwin and the school staff for allowing us to hold the service atthe school. A big thank-you goes to the boys that sang at the funeral. I have heard nothing but great comments about what you boys ROGER E. HERD, Petitioner ROBERT W. SLINKARD GOERING AND SLINKARD P. O. Box 366 201 South Main Medicine Lodge, KS 67104 (620) 886-3751 did. You were a big part of preciate everything that has Rocky's life and he loved every been done for me. I now know one of you! You would havemore than ever how blessed we made him proud, were to be a part of great com- I also want to thank Debi munities. Sherman and Michelle Reimer for I don't really want to move playing the piano at the funeral, from Coldwater, however, there All the music was beautiful. I also were some job openings in Buck- want to thank Blake Carter for lin. speaking at the funeral. All the I received a kindergarten stories you brought forth were teaching position. I thought this healing, would be the best option for the Rocky would have done any-baby and me. We will be stay- thing for you! Rocky loved liv- ing at my morn and dad's house ing in Comanche County. Hefor now. loved his job of teaching and I will be keeping the house in coaching. Coldwater for a while. If you see Rocky would tell me all kinds us there, please don't hesitate of stories, whether it was from to stop. We would be glad to see his classroom or from the play- you. ing field or court. Also, if you are ever in Buck- I loved hearing all of them lin and just want to say hi, please and to some point it made me feel do so. We will let you know like I knew everyone he was talk- when the baby is born. ing about! Again, thank-you for all that However, I truly didn't know has been done for us. all of you until the accident. God bless each and every Everyone has really reached one of you. out to my family and me. I ap- Jaime Green Also Thankful for Support, Visits To the people of the Coldwater/ Protection/Wilmore Commu- nities Dear Friends: Our lives are forever changed in one quick moment. The death of our son-in-law, Rocky Green, has created an emptiness and" hole in Qur family that we are not capable of understanding. What we do know and understand is that God is in control and He promises to work all things for good for those who love Him and are called according to His pur- poses. (Romans 8:28) We also know that Christ is stronger than anything we are going through and we trust Him for the future. We know that you also feel the emptiness and are grieving with us. As Christians, we mourn, but we do not mourn as those who have no hope. We pray for God to bring comfort to your hearts as well as ours. We look back and are still stunned by the events that have taken place to get us to today. The way. To the Prusa family, wewill days are a blur. never forget your compassion Many of you pitched in to and professionalism. help us. We don't really know Thank you to all of you who everything everyone did. But rounded up pictures for the slide God knows. Many of you show. We are thank~l to Bud wrapped us in your love and Estes for his tireless hours spent lifted us up in prayer. How do and the perfect outcome of the we adequately thank everyone? pictures that we enjoyed during God's Word says to carry each the service. The DVD will be a other's burdens and to love one wonderful keepsake for us. God another as He loves us. bless each effort and thank you We are overwhelmed by the all. many acts of kindness that you We are also thankful to the have shown to Jaime, Bob, wonderful South Central School Phuong, J.T. and our family over system and all the many col- these past days and weeks Col- leagues, friends, the students lowing Rocky's death. You have and acquaintances that have modeled the scriptures through embraced Jaime with compas- the outpouring in the many ways sion and love. God always knows you have shown God's love to what is needed and wheti it is us. needed and He has been faithful We also know that your to orchestrate many divine ap- prayers have given us a super- pointments. natural strength to move Your timely visits and phone through the days and handle calls are needed and are keeping what needed to be done. her going. Please continue to To the special people who reach out as you are prompted. serve the community in the emer- Also, as Jaime will be spend- gency response field, and also ing time at Bucklin, please know to our nephew Tyler, may God that our home in Bucklin is open richly bless, you all and assist for any of you at anytime. you as you heal from your expe- What now? Although we rience that dreadful night. We don't know the future, we do know the service at the High know Who holds the future. As School created the need for ex- you know, Jaime is faced with tra efforts on the part of the some very difficult decisions. school administration and main- She loves her and Rocky's home tenance staff, in Coldwater and her classroom We were especially thankful in PrOtection and all of you. We for the ability to hold the ser- know that many will be affected vice in a place that would accom- by her decision. We ask that you modate everyone who wanted to continue to pray for Jaime, the attend. The service was a huge unborn baby, the Greens, and blessing to us and we are grate- our family as we need God's will ful for all the individuals who and guidance in the days and had a part in making it possible, weeks to come. God indeed must have smiled We are certain that in your down when His ear caught the hearts you want what is best for beautiful music from the young Jaime and their baby that is ex- men's choir, pc;ted around July 18. Rev. Dennis, Betty, and We return our love to you in Blake, may you continue to be Christ's name, used by the Lord in a mighty Rob and Sue Scott