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VIRGIS VIEWS ON THIS 'N THAT EDITORIALS BY VIRGI LASKA by Nancy Becker OPINION THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 Our Policy On Letters To The Editor All letters may be edited for length and clarity. Letters must be signed and include an address and daytime telephone number for verification. The writer's name may be withheld from publication, but will be given out if requested by a reader. All letters received through email or by FAX must be verified by your phone call before publication. Political endorsements must be paid for. We reserve the right not to print a letter. Letters will reach us at Stockton Sentinel, 414 Main Street, Stockton, KS 67669, or email them to PAGE 2A STOCKTON SENTINEL Subscription Rates: $37.00 per year in Rooks County; $39.00 per year elsewhere in Kansas (Sales Tax Included); $42.00 per year outside state of Kansas; $60.00 outside Continental United States. Online subscription: $34.95 per year. Anyone with a mail subscription can add an online subscription for an additional $6.95 per year. All subscriptions must be paid in advance. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Stockton Sentinel, Box 521, Stockton, Kansas 67669. Stockton Sentinel PHONE: 785.425.6354 FAX: 785.425.7292 Email: 414 MAIN STREET P.O. BOX 521 STOCKTON, KANSAS 67669 National Advertising Representative KANSAS PRESS SERVICE, INC. Box 1773, Topeka, Kansas 66606 (USPS 003618) A Weekly Newspaper Established February 2, 1989 Bob Hamilton, Owner & Publisher Virgi Laska & Nancy Becker, Editorial Writers Deb Dix, News Editor Mail By Periodical Class at Stockton, Kansas 67669 Office of Publication: 414 Main Street, Stockton, KS 67669 Newspaper A Directory (The following was taken from the pages of The Stockton Re- view dated September 13, 1917, about the importance of adver- tising your business.) No business man in any town should allow a newspaper pub- lished in his town to go without his name and business being mentioned somewhere in its columns, says an exchange. This applies to all kinds of business-general stores, dry goods, gro- ceries, furniture dealers, manufacturing establishments, auto- mobile dealers, mechanics, professional men and in fact, all classes of business men. This does not mean that you should have a whole or a half or even a quarter of a page ad in every issue of the paper, but your name and business should be men- tioned if you do not use more than a two-line space. A stranger picking up a newspaper should be able to tell just what busi- ness is represented in town by looking at the businesses men- tioned in the paper. This is the best possible town advertiser. The man who does not advertise his business does an injustice to himself and his city. He is the man who expects the newspa- per to do the most free advertising for his town. The man who insists on sharing the business that comes to town but refuses to advertise his business is not a valuable addition to any town. The life of the town depends upon the live, wide-awake and lib- eral advertising business men. Stockton 523 Main 785-425-6750 Stop Overpaying For Your Cell Phone Service! Nex-Tech Wireless offers the most affordable plans on our dependable nationwide network! *Certain restrictions apply, see store for details. Nex-Tech Wireless is eligible to receive support from the Federal Universal Service Fund in designated areas. As a result, Nex-Tech Wireless must meet reasonable requests for service in these areas. Questions or complaints concerning service issues may be directed to the Kansas Corporation Commission Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection by calling 1-800- 662-0027. $ 80 Sign Up with Nex-Tech Wireless h Nex Tech Wireles & Save ss ss s * Buy One Get One 1/2 Off CELL PHONE ACCESSORIES! * Cases Chargers Screen Protectors and More! Buy one accessory at full price, get the second one of equal or lesser value at 1/2 off. Pick any phone for $0 down * like the new Samsung Galaxy S6! FULL-TIME DISPATCHER The Rooks County Sheriff's Office is actively seeking a full-time dispatcher. Applicant must have no serious misdemeanors or felony convictions. Must also possess a valid Kansas Drivers License and be 18 years of age or older. Dispatchers may be asked to work split shifts and holidays, flexibility is a must. Starting wage will be based on experience, with a 5% pay raise after one year. Paid holidays, vacation, sick leave and medical insurance are offered. Applications may be picked up from the County Clerk or the Sheriff's Office. Rooks County is an EOE. SIGNS & WONDERS And I will show signs and wonders in the heav- ens, and on the earth, blood and fire and col- umns of smoke. The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the great and terri- ble day of the Lord comes. And whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered and saved Joel 2:30-32 HOME COOKIN 101 S. Foster -- Stockton 415-2020 Yes, We Are Still Open! Please Bear With Our Crazy Hours For A Bit! Open 1-4pm Sun Sept 13 real estate auctions KS DANIEL NELSON RE LIC BR00231987; WILLIAMS & WILLIAMS RE LIC CO90060880 BUYER'S PREMIUM (BUYER'S FEE IN WI) MAY APPLY. 800.982.0425 williams auction .com BOGUE, KS 206 7th Street 5BR 3BA 1,663+/- sf 1-story single-family. Built in 1979. Approx .33ac lot. Nominal Opening Bid: $10,000 Auctions: 10am, Fri Sep 25 on site Also Auctioning in September HENDERSON, NE 1200 N Main St 3BR 2BA 2,462+/- sf home. Approx .57ac lot. LINCOLN, NE 1600 Whittier St 3BR 3BA 1,720+/- sf home. Approx .16ac lot. See web for details Good people and blessings abound A guest editorial in the Friday, Septem- ber 11, 2015 edition of the Salina Journal was a heart-warming story about a woman in Hutchin- son. The story, written by JeffMyrick, Hutchin- son News editorial board, is one of those "clip- pers" that I keep, many of which are stuck in my Bible, to read again and again. No, I did not get Mr. Myrick's permission, but I am passing along his story because it is so beautiful and it bears repeating. Here's the story: In a 24-hour period, Dorce Stapleton went from deep sadness to overwhelming joy, all because of her 1955 Ford Fairlane, a car she'd driven for 47 years after buying it from the original owner. Tough times had come, mak- ing her decide to sell it. But those tough times didn't last long. Stapleton had seen her name among the delinquent tax list published in The Hutchinson News. She'd known she hadn't paid all of her property taxes on her home and five lots since 2013. By now, that meant she owed Reno County $2,100, which was money she simply didn't have. She has learned to live frugally on Social Security, but there was no way she could pay those back taxes. That prompted her to decide to sell the Ford she loves so much. She paid $125 for the 13-year-old car 47 years ago and figured she could sell it for enough to satisfy her tax debt. A friend listed the Fairlane for sale on a social media site. The posting in turn brought The News to do a story about Stapleton and her beloved car, which has only 72,000 miles on it and might bring as much as $4,000. The day after the story published, a man came to her house and told her he wanted to pay her taxes. He went to the Reno County Treasurer's Office and did just that, returning with the receipts for her to have proof. He wanted to remain anonymous. Not long after that, another man showed up to do the same. When he learned the taxes already were paid, he still gave her the money. Anonymously, of course. Staple- ton said she'd use that toward her 2015 taxes-and a new battery for the Ford. But it wasn't over yet. Several others stepped forward, interested in buying the Fairlane, one who then wanted to sell it back to her for $1 a year. I'm just flipping out," she said the day all the generos- ity poured in. "What a blessing. Aren't there good people in this world?" Yes, Dorce, there are, and you're proof positive. I don't know if it was done on purpose or not, but I thought this beautiful story was so appropriate to be published on 9-11, as we all paused to reflect on that tragic day in 2001-all that occurred on that day and in the years after. Our country-and our world- has never been the same since that ugly day, and most every day is filled with stories of terror and grief. So I appreciated this story about Dorce Staple- ton and the blessings that came her way from total strangers, and what came to mind was a poem that is also saved in my Bible: I'm drinking from the saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed." THIS AND THAT * Mondays should be optional. * Yes, I freely admit it; I am recording all of the episodes of Dawson's Creek which are now airing on the Family Channel. * Best part of the Rooks County Free Fair for me? Spending time with my family. * Nobody plays by the rules anymore, not even the people that made them up. * Are you ready for some football? I know I am. Okay, I am ready for some Peyton Manning! * A lot of the problems in the world would disappear if people would talk to each other instead of about each other. * I have always liked baked Cheetos, but for those in the know, they are now OFFICIALLY my favorite snack! Along with a bottle of water! * Is it too early to get out my hoodies and sweatshirts? * Do you know what you are going to dress up as for Halloween? * I have watched The Monkees TV series since it first began years and years ago, and I just only noticed a few weeks ago that at the end of the shows, when they post each of the Monkees' pictures, underneath Davy's pic- ture, it reads David Jones! * This is for my sister.Don't worry. I know what I am doing I saw this on Pinterest. * The orange Oreos are on sale now! And so are the Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins. * Watching Big Brother this season and it is com- ing to an end soon. I love Johnny Mac. Don't think he has a shot at winning it all since they already evicted him once, but he keeps go- ing and going, just like the Energizer Bunny! CORRECTION In a recent Yesteryear photo in the Sentinel, the Rebekah Lodge ladies were pictured with their new memorial at Stockton Cemetery. In the caption, Marjorie Biery was mis- takenly identified as Ame- lia McCormick. Our apol- ogies. Hospital Board meets Tuesday The regular monthly meeting of the Rooks County Health Center board of directors will be held Tuesday, September 22nd, at 6:00 p.m., in the hospital's meeting room. The public is encouraged to attend. Open House scheduled for Friday, September 25th Lorraine Baughman to be honored for years of service to County Please join the Rooks County Health Department at an Open House to honor Lorraine Baughman for 29 years of service to Rooks County as the county's health nurse and administrator. The event will be held at the health department located at 426 Main Street in Stock- ton on Friday, September 25th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Look for the ad in this week's edition.) Senior Center The menus for the week beginning Monday, Sep- tember 21, are as follows: Monday-Salisbury steak, augratin potatoes, peas, bread, rosy pears. Tues- day-Closed for training. Wednesday-Taco burger with lettuce, tomato and cheese, Spanish rice, bun, peaches. Thursday-Oven- baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, bread, gelatin with fruit. Friday-Ground beef stew, cottage cheese, crackers, fruit crisp. Have News? E-mail us: Have An Opinion? Write A "Letter to the Editor"

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