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M County i ministrator asked that the commissioners pay $9,000 of that amount, with the hospital pay- ing the rest. The hospital will ing bars to make that concrete also, she explained, be paying usable. for new furniture in the clinic --Met with Craig and An- lobby, at a cost of $5,854. With little discussion, the commis- sioners agreed to Mrs. Zimmerman's request, with the $9,000 coming from the county building fund. She reported that the work should be completed within the month. --Met in a short executive session to discuss personnel matters with Road and Bridge Supervisor Hernandez. --Heard Hernandez request that a new computer be pur- chased for the road and bridge secretary. It would replace the old one in that office which he said has been losing some backup information. The com- missioners told him to check and see where the computers in the courthouse offices have been purchased, and look into the cost of one there and get one pur- chased to meet his needs. -- Heard Hemandez ask if the commissioners were interested in allowing other counties or in- dividuals pay to dump tires at the county landfill. Comanche County has a permit to cut up and bury tires at the landf'fll. The commissioners instructed him to look further into the costs in- volved before they would make any decision on the matter. --Instructed Hernandez to compute the costs involved in mowing the county road ditches to determine the feasibility of contracting with local farmers or a company to mow the ditches. Tire commissioners also dis- cussed the possibility of hiring someone to handle some of the other functions now handled by the road and bridge department. --Heard Hernandez discuss the possibility of using concrete riprap for constructing two low- water crossings which have Senior Menu Oct. 10-14 Monday Hamburger DeliFixin's Baked Beans Carrot Raisin Salad Hamburger Bun Strawberries & Bananas Tuesday Salmon Patty or Beef Fingers Creamed Peas Green Beans Whole Wheat Roll Peaches Wednesday Sausage Gravy Biscuit Chilled Tomatoes Citrus Fruit Cup Thursday Roast Turkey Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Cranberry Sauce Capri Vegetables Whole Wheat Roll Pumpkin Pie Cake Friday Baked Barbecued Chicken Romanoff Potatoes Creamy Coleslaw Whole Wheat Roll Apricots drew Fischer of Cathodic Sys- tems Company of Ellinwood who proposed to contract the job of mowing the county road ditches at a contract rate of $75 per hour. Commissioner Unruh explained that the commissioners would like a per mile rate instead of an hourly rate in order to compare with the current costs. Fischer said he was planning to pur- chase a new, larger mower, and could put together some per- mile figures and let the commis- sioners know by their next meet- ing. --Received a report from Hernandez the number of miles per day covered by each of the county's four road grader opera- tors. Those figures varied from 19.5 miles per day to 35.5 miles. --Heard Hernandez report that the county's 33-year-old belly-dump trailer is now in need of some major repairs, and will need to be replaced "one of these days." -- Heard a report from Com- missioner Harlie Haas on a re- cent local emergency manage- ment meeting he had attended. -- Passed a resolution adopt- ing the Southwest/South Cen- tral Kansas Multi-Hazard, Multi- Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. --Voted to approve a letter engaging the accounting firm of Lindburg Vogel Pierce Faris Chartered to do the county's au- diting for the coming year. --Voted to cancel a pair of two-year-old, uncashed county checks totaling $78.50. Cross Country Teams Compete in Area M by Susan Edmonston David Cesmat is the new South Central High School cross country coach this year. At the Lamed meet Thursday, Sept. 22, the South Central High School girls' team came in seventh place with 82 points. TMP (Thomas More Prep from Hays) was first with 37 points. Second place went to Kiowa County from Greensburg with 45 points. Lakin received third place with its 48 points. Coming in fourth was Macksville with 68 points. Holcomb and Lamed each had 70 points for fifth/sixth places. Skyline was eighth with 96 points. Wilson had 98 points, placing ninth, and St. John placed 10th with its 106 points. The other 10 schools com- peting had no teams but had in- dividuals participating. They were Bucklin, Central Plains, Cunningham, Dighton, Fairfield, Hodgeman County, Hoisington, Lyons, Otis-Bison, and Stafford. South Central Results Freshman~Sophomore Britney Turley's time was 25:06.7 and she placed 10th. The winning time was 23:12.4 from Hailey Shaffer of Kiowa. Bri Rutherford placed 13th. Her time was 25:40.4. Bailey Holler' s time was 29:07.1. She placed 25th among the 46 runners. JuniorlSenior Rylee Alexander of SCHS placed 8th among 38 runners with a time of 24:59.1. in At the Larned Invitational Sept. 22, a total of 20 schools competed in the boys' division. South Central did not have a team but several boys partici- pated. Kade Gean, 23:10.8, placing 30th among 72 runners in the freshman/sophomore division. In the junior/senior division, Garrett Girk was timed in 23:32.3 for 46th place; Oren Rickabaugh was 49th with his time of 24:18.8. Of the 67 runners, Frank Cuevas of Kiowa County came in first place with his time of 17:43.5. In this cross-country meet the boys team results were: 1. Lamed, 39 points. 2. St. John, 42 points. 3. TMP, 47 points. 4. Holcomb, 56.5. Skyline, 82.6. Kiowa Couty, 88.7. MacksviUe, 96 points. 8. Lakin, 98 points. 9. Hoisington, 141 points. Schools with participants only, no team, were: Bucklin, Central Plains, Cunningham, Dighton, Fairfield, Hodgeman County, Lyons, Otis-Bison, South Central, Stafford, and Wil- son. In the Pratt Invitational last Thursday, Sept. 29, the varsity Timberwolf boys ran a 5K course in Pratt's Lemon Park. Kade Gean's time was 20:59, placing 49th; Garrett Girk was timed in 21:21.2 for 52nd place; Oren Rickabaugh was 55th with his time of 21:23. The names of the schools and its points are as follows: 1. Lamed, 50.2. St. John,64.3.Pratt, 69.4. South Gray, 108.5. Kiowa County, 134.6. Macksville, 156. 7. Ciman'on, 167.8. Chapanal, 188 points. Other schools participat- ing were Cunningham, Fairfield, Fowler, Kingman, Minneola, Nickerson, and South Central. Luke Skinner of South Gray/ Montezuma placed first with his time of 16:40. Frank Cuevas of Kiowa County had a time of 16:54 for second place. Cuevas is the son of Jerilyn Bay who was a mem- ber of PHS Class of 1988. 10/6 10/7 10/8 10/10 10/11 10/13 10/14 10/15 upcoming activities of South Central School Fourth Grade Farm Safety Day at Ashland, 8 a.m. SCMS Volleyball/Football at Minneola, 4 p.m. SCHS Cross Country at Cheney, 4:30 p.m. SCHS Football at Home vs Skyline, 7 p.m. SCHS League Volleyball at Kiowa County Regional Tennis at South Barber SCHS Jayvee Football at Skyline, 6:30 p.m. Loyal Hustlers 4-H, 7 p.m. SCHS Volleyball at Minneola, 4 p.m. SCHS Cross Country at Home, 4 p.m. SCMS Volleyball/Football at Spearville, 4 p.m. State Tennis SCHS Football at Fairfield, 7 p.m. State Tennis COWPOKES By Ace Reid http:flwww.cowpo kes.corn '1 hope the boss realizes he's about to discourage this cowboy's great future In ranchin'." Managing all your rmancial af- fairs gets a LOT EASIER when you BANK ON LINE WITH The Bank of Coldwater! 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