Stockton Sentinel 01 28 2016 E Edition Page 1A

Coming To You From The Heartland Of America Serving Rooks County Since 1989 THURSDAY WEDNESDAY Lady Tigers place 4th and Ti- ger boys 9th in MCL Zeke Balthazor and Jace Kes- ler are Ellis Novice Champions Commissioners listen to road and bridge department update Heartland Community Foun- dation announces more than $49,000 in community grants See our Rooks County Soil Conservation section One section Twelve pages Three supplements Sunny with winds from the WNW at 13 m.p.h. High: 55; Low: 34. Mostly sunny with winds from the WSW at 10 m.p.h. High: 52; Low: 31. Notice to Readers: The deadline for submitting news and ads for next week's edition of the Sen- tinel is Monday at noon. Your cooperation is ap- preciated REMINDER THURSDAY REACHING US JANUARY 28, 2016 Volume 27, No. 52 SENTINEL HEADLINES THIS WEEK'S ISSUE PER COPY 75 Sentinel Stockton Briefly Call (785) 425-6354, FAX (785)425-7292, e-mail: stkpaper@ruraltel.net, stop by 414 Main, or mail to P.O. Box 521, Stockton, KS 67669 Web: stock- tonsentinel.com Continued On Page 4A INSIDE THE SENTINEL And So They Say ...................... 5A Births .............................................. Business Directory .................... 4A Cards of Thanks ............................. Card Showers ................................. Classifieds ................................. 3A Court News ............................... 4A Deaths ....................................... 5A Hospital Notes ................................ Kansas Klips ............................. 7A Letters To The Editor ................. 2A Markets...................................... 4A Nova Newsreel .........................10A Public Notices ............................ 7A Readers Write ................................. School Lunch Menu .................. 9A Sports .........................6A, 7A & 9A Weather ..................................... 4A Woodston News .......................10A Yesteryear ................................. 8A SUPPLEMENTS THIS WEEK: Mr. K's Foodtown in Plainville Ashley Furniture of Hays Heartland Building Center of Stockton, Hays & Russell Commodity distribution set for this Friday There will be a government sur- plus commodities distribution on Friday, January 29th, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., at the Stockton Senior Center, weather permitting. To be eligible for commodities, your household's total monthly income must be below: $1,180 for a household of one; $1,594, two; $2,008, three; $2,422, four; $2,836, five; $3,249, six; $3,663, seven; and $4,077, eight. For each additional family member, add $414, effective May 1, 2015. If you have any questions, please call Wanda Jo Walker at 425-6926. St. Thomas Mardi Gras! set for Sunday, February 7th It's time once again for the annual St. Thomas Parish Mardi Gras! to be held on Sunday, February 7th.The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the serving of the meal at the St. Thomas Parish Center in Stockton. Hosting this year's event will be the St. Thom- as Altar Society, Knights of Columbus, CYO and the St. Thomas parishioners. Roast beef, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade noodles, green beans, corn, coleslaw, salads and homemade desserts and pies are on the menu. Coffee and tea will also be served. Prices for the meal are as follows: Adults $10.00, Children (6 to 12 Years of Age) $5.00, and Children (5 and Under) FREE. After enjoying the home cooked meal, try your luck at some of the CYO games or Bingo, called by the Knights of Columbus, for a chance to win some fabulous prizes, cakes and cookies. Raffle tickets will be on sale at the event for a chance to win some won- derful donated prizes from parish members, area businesses, organi- zations and individuals, as well as a quilt made by Karen Reed. If you can't make it to the event, contact any Altar Society or Knights of Columbus member to purchase your tickets ear- ly. The prices of the tickets are $1.00 for one ticket: $5.00 for six tickets; and $10.00 for 12 tickets. For home deliveries please call Irene Nyp 785-425-8008 (cell) or Norma Braun 785-543-8538 (cell) by Saturday, February 6th to make arrangements. If no answer, please leave a message. Make it a family affair and plan to spend the day! Hope to see you all at this year's St. Thomas Parish Mardi Gras! on Sunday, February 7th. (Look for the ad in this week's edi- tion.) Annual Meeting of Rooks County Conservation District Feb. 1st The Rooks County Conservation District's 69th Annual Meeting will take place on Monday, February 1st at 6:30 p.m. at the Stockton High School Gym. Activities for the evening will include the presentation of the 2015 Kansas Bankers Awards by board members John Griebel, JD Riffel and key banker, JeffRiener with Farmers National Bank of Stockton. Recipients of the 2015 Bankers Soil Conser- vation award are Jerry and Diane McReynolds. Landowners chosen to receive the awards are selected by using the fol- lowing criteria: using the land in ac- cordance to its needs and capability; completion of conser- vation plan; balance of farm operation; and quality of conservation work completed and maintained. The Windbreak Award will be present- ed to Tim and Brenda Benoit. Also taking place at the meeting will be the election of supervisors, presided over by board member Gregg Gartrell. Children will be recognized who have been chosen the winners in the poster and limerick contests sponsored by the Rooks County Conservation District. Rooks County grade school children in kindergarten through eighth grades submitted posters, and the students in the sixth through eighth grades submitted limericks. Supper will be served prior to the meeting by Bigge's Country Kitchen, courtesy of Stockton National Bank, First State Bank of Plainville, Midwest Community Bank of Plainville, Farm- ers National Bank of Stockton and Astra Bank of Plainville. Correction in School Board Minutes Stockton High School Senior Andrea Buss's name was inadver- tently left out of the Stockton School Board meeting minutes naming the members of the MCL All Academic Team, who were to be recognized during the halftime of the MCL Basketball Championship game in Plainville on Saturday, January 23rd. STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS Lexi Winklepleck, Donny Riffel and Andrea Buss were recognized for being named to the Mid- Continent League All-Academic Team. The recognition took place during halftime of the boys championship game of the Mid-Continent League Basketball Tournament in Plainville. MCL All-Academic Team Commissioners receive updates on sidewalk project and lift station project Continued On Page 5A Kid-Link receives Spot Vision Screener and Printer Kid-Link, located in Stock- ton and which is a part of DSNWK, is an organization where parents and profession- als can work together to assist infants and toddlers to reach their full potential. The orga- nization focuses on several different areas for children from birth to three years of age in the six counties they serve, with vision being one of the primary factors. It was in 2014 that they de- cided it was time to purchase another vision screener for their department since the unit they had been using was over ten years old. First, they started out by applying for grants to raise the funds nec- essary for a new model. They received grants from the Rus- sell County Area Community Foundation, the Kansas Lions Club and the International Lions Club organizations. Then, Sylvia Reinhardt with the Kansas Lions Sight Foun- dation worked with Kid-Link, who reached out to the area Lions Clubs in the six-county district that Kid-Link serves, sending letters to the orga- nizations explaining to them about the need for a new vi- sion screener. Not only did the Lions Clubs from Stockton, Plainville, Bunker Hill, Kirwin and Palco respond with gener- ous donations, Kid-Link also received funds from the Stock- ton, Phillipsburg, Plainville, Osborne, Smith Center and Norton Pizza Hut fundrais- ers held throughout the year. Raising the funds necessary for the over $8,000.00 vision screener and printer took a little longer than anticipated, but the wait was worth it when, on Monday, January 18th, Kid-Link received a Spot Vision Screener and Printer from the Kansas Lions Sight Foundation and Lions Clubs of Kansas. Sylvia Reinhardt and Jim Huenegarde with the Hays Lions Club and Kansas Lions Sight Foundation Board Stockton graduate Bob Bagby featured in ShowTime magazine President and CEO of B&B Theatres, Bob Bagby, graduat- ed from Stockton High School in 1975. During the 1970s the place to go in Stockton after a home game or hang out on the weekends was the Little BB, one of Bagby's first business ventures. The place featured a soda fountain and small grill that served up ham- burgers, Texas Toast and fries. The Little BB was housed in the area that the Nova Theatre concession is now located. Bagby was one of five the- atre members featured in the 2015-2016 Winter ShowTime edition, which is the theatre industry's official marketing preview guide and is sent out to theatres across the nation. In the periodical, ShowTime presents "Show People, the continuing series introducing friends and neighbors of the industry." B&B Theatres is a family- owned and operated cinema chain in Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma and Ne- braska, Arizona, Arkansas and Florida. After years of friend- ship and combined efforts in the theatre arena, Bagby's parents, Sterling and Pauline, and their partners and friends, Elmer and Amy Bills, formerly merged their two companies in 1980 into the B&B Theatres, which is the ninth largest the- ater chain in the United States. The Company maintains offices in Liberty, Missouri where Bagby resides with his wife of 36 years, Bridget (Bills), and in Salisbury and Fulton, Missouri. After graduating from Kan- sas State University with a BS in Business Administration, Bagby and Bridget, his parents and the Bills ran the com- pany as a team for 20 years before he took over the helm of the company when his dad Continued On Page 2A City approves platinum sponsorship for Rooks County Spring Show Present for the regular Stockton City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, January 19th at 5:00 p.m. were commissioners Reesa Brown, Sandi Rogers, Kim Thomas, Wayne Madison and Don McLaughlin, as well as city manager Keith Schlaegel and clerk Courtney Flower. After Mayor Thomas called the meeting to order, the commissioners approved the Consent Agenda which included the January 5th regular meeting minutes, the Solomon Valley Manor gross payroll in the amount of $43,144.33, the Solomon Valley Manor warrants in the amount of $37,035.82, the City of Stockton warrants in the amount of $117,721.89 and the City of Stockton payroll in the amount of $79,784.13. There were no Public Com- ments. The commissioners then approved the evening's agenda as presented, noting that there were no items listed under Old Business. Under New Business, the commissioners reviewed the CONGRATULATIONS 2015 ROOKS COUNTY SOIL CONSERVATION WINNERS Jerry & Diane McReynolds-Bankers Award Tim & Brenda Benoit-Windbreak Award

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