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November Is National SeekHelpf or City Parklmprovements Editor: The Coldwater Civic Club is committed to a project to up- grade the City Park. As interest has increased in the need for greater attention to the physical health of our com- munities we have determined that there is a need for a walking trail and new playground equip- ment in the park. The playground equipment which will include various climb- ing and swinging equipment at a cost of$16,500. The walking trail, which will Published in The Western Star Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. 16c LIST OF CLAIMS allowed by the Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting held November 15, 2016. COUNTY GENERAL: County Employees, salaries, 31,482.17; Alliance AG, fuel, 852.72; Apex, service, 142.09; ATT, utility, 60.01; Bolen, supply, 347.40; Dirks, supply, 564.11; Home Lumber, supply, 166.36; Mid- Continent, supply, 108.68; Office Supply, supply, 114.59; Protec- tion Press, legals, 220.35; Quill, supply, 214.35; Robert Slinkard, service, 1,184.25; United, service, 433.30; Western Star, legal, 568.07; Wilmore Oil, fuel, 265.32 ROAD AND BRIDGE: County Employees, salaries, 19,657.15; Airgas, rental, 439.42; Alliance, diesel, 1,829.02; ATT, utility, 461.78; Blue Tarp, supply, 671.09; Bumper to Bumper, material, 386.96; Brehmer, material, 1,565.91; Cintas, uniforms, 451.21; EngineeringSolutions, fees, 3,125.00; Foley, material, 227.99; Greensburg Farm, mate- rial, 976.81; Harlie Haas, freight, 5,727.90; Home Lumber, mate- rial, 245.97; Kirkham, fees, 974.97; Murphy, material, 140.21; Red Hills, trash, 320.00; Salina Steel, material, 255.20; SW Truck, material, 256.72; TMHC, fees, 152.00; Wilmore Oil, die- sel, 639.58 SPECIAL HIGHWAY: Beeley, material, 258.46; DW Young, material, 1,522.66; Dolese, mate- rial, 841.27; Ergon, material, 22,444.71; Horizon, material, 542.00 Lumber, recycle building, 80.53; Hospital, building, 9,000.00; Stockton, windows, 9,375.00 APPRAISER: County Employees, salaries, 3,693.56; Apex Software, renewal, 330.00; Dirks, supply, 245.16; FNBO, meeting, 607.03; Kimble, maps, 68.00 HEALTH: County Employees, salaries, 2,860.13; Dirks, supply, 55.45; Moore Medical, supply, 289.88; United, utility, 82.40 COUNTY FIRE: Alliance AG, fuel, 106.57; ATT, utility, 74.49; Beeley, propane, 699.83; Emer- gency Fire, supply, 952.86; Jayhawk, service, 131.83; Wil- more Oil, fuel, 53.64 AMBULANCE: County Employ- ees, salaries, 3,249.99; ATT, util- ity~ 256.88; BoundTree, supply, 540.51; Terri Brosius, training, 600.00; Delisa's, billing, 256.85; KEMSA, renewal, 300.00; David Kntz, training, 5600.00; Shultz, supply, 60.00; Visa, supply, 705.39; Wex, fuel, 322.21 AIRPORT: CMS, utility, 130.81 EMERGENCY 911: ATT, utility, 3,755.06; CMS, utility, 58.29; Voice Products, service, 4,247.00 I, Alice Smith, County Clerk, do hereby certify that the above list of claims was allowed by the Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting held November 15, 2016. In testimony thereof, I have hereto set my hand and the offi- cial seal of Comanche County this fifteenth day of November, 2016. ELECTION: County Employees, salaries, 2883.42 COUNTY BUILDING: Home SEAL Alice Smith Comanche County Clerk Adoption Month Editor, children in foster care in Kansas. November is National Adop- tion Month which is an effort to raise awareness for the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families. In the United States, we have a nearly three year average wait for a child in foster care to be Young children need the nur- turing that families provide, and having permanent family con- nections are critical for older youth to have legal and emo- tional support as they transition into adulthood and strive for achievement, growth, and well- being. be half-mile long, has been quoted at 20 loads of cement. Each load will consist of $1,350 for cement, $200 for sand, $250 for mesh and $1,500 for labor. In order to attain the funding for these improvements we have embarked on several avenues: 1. A drawing to be completed at the Christmas bazaar. Selling tickets toward the chance for $200 of meat package. Ticket price is $1 each, or six tickets for $5. 2. December 2016, aBake Sale in front of The Finishing Touch. 3. Plans to enlist community assistance through benefit per- formances, etc. 4. Enlisting support for a ben- efit Golf tournament. 5. Applying for grants as in- vestigation reveals them. 6. Letters to Alumni 7. Encouraging all the com- munity to contribute. At this time we have opened an account through the 501(c)3 Comanche County Economic Development Foundation which is administered by the Peoples Bank. This is an authorized tax deductible organization. We cur- rently have seed money in the account and will keep the com- munity informed on the progress as it proceeds. Your contribution, in any amount, will be appreciated and we are sure you will be rewarded by both the beauty and the util- ity of this endeavor. Civic Improvement Club, Park Project Committee adopted, and sadly, more than You can make a difference in 23,000 children age out of the the life of a child by adopting. foster care system every year Ifyouwant to learn more, visit with no family or permanent the following website, home. www.ad0ptkskids.org. As of June 2015,350 children Sincerely, in Kansas were awaiting adop- Peggy Stein tion with no adoptive resource Board of Directors CASA identified, and there were 6,517 -- Children Worth Saving Recycling Starts unity Thanksgiving Dinner I1 _ at 12:00Noon on : .Thanksgiving Day III thu Central High School To Make Reservations Call Jim Booth at (620) 582-5016 Reservations Due by Nov. 22 Sponsored by Comanche Lodge No. 295 Free will offering accepted Carry-outs available forshut-ins )r a from Kirby Meats 1 ticket $1 or 6 tickets for $5 Tickets available at the Christmas Bazaar Nov. 19. Help us fund the purchase of playground equipment and a walking path for the city park National Advertising Kyle Representative Kansas Press Assoc., Inc. 5423 S.W. 7th St. Topeka, KS 66606 STATE REPRESENTATIVE d www,kylehoffat~.net k Dennies D. 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