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Ambulance write-offs still a concern
         By Karen Krien             ambulance write-off issue and, af-            Nov. 26 meeting that he thought            Dr. Mary Beth Miller was also        She had met with the ambulance di-        suffered severe back problems and
                                                                                                                           present at the meeting, following up
Doctor says                         ter all the discussion, said they had
                                    now heard both the doctor’s con-
                                                                                  Janelle Bowers, ambulance book-
                                                                                  keeper and billing person, was do-       from the last meeting at which she
                                                                                                                                                                  rector and bookkeeper to see how
                                                                                                                                                                  these bills had been submitted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            could not be transported in a vehicle.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Another bill was submitted as a pa-
patient is the                      cerns and the ambulance director’s
                                    comments and would make a deci-
                                                                                  ing a good job and it was his recom-
                                                                                  mendation that the commissioners
                                                                                                                           was also present. Dr. Miller’s con-
                                                                                                                           cern began when three patients
                                                                                                                                                                     “I never send a patient by ambu-
                                                                                                                                                                  lance unless it is a medical neces-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            tient with hip pain but he had a se-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            vere hip problem. Both needed am-
first concern                       sion on who would submit ambu-                “show heart” by letting her continue     came to her with ambulance bills
                                                                                                                           which had been denied by insurance
                                                                                                                                                                  sity,” she said.                          bulance transportation.
  The Cheyenne County Commis- lance claims at a future meeting.                   to do the job that they (the commis-                                               One of the bills denied was sub-          There were other bills mentioned
                                       Larry Gabel, Cheyenne County               sioners) had already invested            or Medicare because they deemed        mitted that the patient had a broken      and the doctor felt that there should
sioners heard the other side of the                                                                                        them as “not a medical necessity.”                                                  See WRITE-OFFS on Page 9A
                                    Ambulance director, reported at the           money in.                                                                       wrist but, in reality, the patient also



  Students’                                                                                                                                                                                        Man dies
  program                                                                                                                                                                                          from gas
  set for                                                                                                                                                                                          poisoning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    By Karen Krien

  Monday                                                                                                                                                                                              A 61-year-old Goodland man died Sun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   day because of accidental release of carbon
                                                                                                                                                                                                   monoxide fumes.
    The St. Francis Elementary music                                                                                                                                                                  Marlin Zimbelman was pronounced dead
  department students will present their                                                                                                                                                           after a 911 call brought emergency medical
  annual Christmas program at 7 p.m.                                                                                                                                                               technicans and ambulance service along
  on Monday in the grade school gym.                                                                                                                                                               with the Trenton Rural Fire Department and
    The        program           features                                                                                                                                                          the Hitchcock County Sheriff to the trailer
  kindergarden through fourth grade                                                                                                                                                                where he and his wife were staying. The
  music students and will include a                                                                                                                                                                trailer was located at Good Life Marina, 3
  wide variety of Christmas songs, so-                                                                                                                                                             miles southwest of Trenton, Neb.
  los, skits and choreographed dance                                                                                                                                                                  Mr. Zimbelman’s wife Mary reported on
  numbers.                                                                                                                                                                                         Monday that Mr. Zimbelman had trouble
    “There will be many traditional                                                                                                                                                                with the furnace and she kept smelling gas
  numbers as well as some new songs,”                                                                                                                                                              fumes. They had gone to bed but about 4:30
  said Jean Ann Confer, music instruc-                                                                                                                                                             a.m., she became alarmed with the smell and
  tor.                                                                                                                                                                                             tried to get her husband to leave the house
    Themes include:                                                                                                                                                                                with her. He refused, saying that he couldn’t
    Kindergarten — “It’s Christmas.”                                                                                                                                                               smell anything.
    First and second grade — “Here                                                                                                                                                                    She went to the pickup where she spent
  Comes Christmas.”                                                                                                                                                                                the rest of the night. The next morning about
    Third and fourth grade — “The                                                                                                                                                                  7:30, she went back to the house where she
  Case of the Counterfeit Claus.”                                                                                                                                                                  found Mr. Zimbelman on the bathroom
    “The students have been working                                                                                                                                                                floor. The 911 call was made but Mr.
  for several weeks on their program                                                                                                                                                               Zimbelman was determined to be dead af-
  and are looking forward to the night                                                                                                                                                             ter authorities arrived.
              of the performance,” Mrs.                                                                                                                                                               The Hitchcock County Sheriff
               Confer said.                                                                                                                                                                        Department’s news release reported that
                   The people in the                                                                                                                                                               Mr. Zimbelman died from carbon monox-
                  community are wel-                                                                                                                                                               ide poisoning because of improper venting
                   come and encouraged                                                                                                                                                             of the LP gas furnace.
                    to attend. In addition                                                                                                                                                            Mr. Zimbelman lived in Goodland with
                     to the 7 p.m. perfor-                                                                                                                                                         his wife. He was born and raised in Chey-
                      mance, a dress re-                                                                                                                                                           enne County and graduated from St. Francis
                        hearsal will be                                                                                                                                                            Community High School in 1960. His
                         held Monday                                                                                                                                                               mother Martha Gilbraith lives in St. Francis.
                          morning at 10 DECORATING THE TREE (Valerie Wurm) during the Christmas program practice were Kyla Bandel, left, Echo                                                         Funeral services have been set for 11 a.m.
                           a.m.                                                                                                                                                                    on Thursday at the United Methodist
                                          Jones, right, and Ashlee Orth, kneeling.                                                                        Herald staff photo by Karen Krien        Church in St. Francis. Burial will be in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   St. Francis Cemetery.


St. Francis woman claims
first instant $50 scrip prize
          By Karen Krien                each week and claim the instant win-      ber office may receive one ticket.
   St. Francis woman, Gladys            ning number by Monday at 5 p.m.              Each week, participating mer-
Owens collected the first instant $50   On Tuesday, new numbers are               chants will be advertising sales and
in scrip by matching her Christmas      drawn and inserted in the ads. The        specials in the ads on the Christmas
On Us ticket number with the num-       numbers from last week are no             On Us pages so while people are
ber printed in The Saint Francis        longer eligible to win. However, in       looking for matching numbers, be
Herald and Bird City Times.             the grand finale drawing on Dec. 21,      sure to take a good look at the spe-
   “It pays to                           all tickets will once again be eli-      cials.
stay at home                             gible to win.                               Participating businesses where
and shop in St.                             A total of $400 in scrip will be      tickets will be given away are::
Francis,” Mrs.                           given away to those holding the             • Bankwest
Owens said.                              numbers which match those                   • Bier’s Hometown Store
   Her ticket                            printed in the newspapers.                  • Cheyenne Bowl and Dairy King
came       from                             The grand prize Christmas On             • Cheyenne Pharmacy Plus
Sainty Super                             Us giveaway will be combined                • Goodell Greenhouse and Floral
Foods and she                            with the St. Francis Area Chamber           • Tim Poling DDS
wasn’t sure just                         of Commerce’s giveaway on the af-           • Owens True Value
where she was           Owens            ternoon of Dec. 21 in Sawhill Park.         • Parkhill Restaurant
going to spend                           At that time, one lucky person will         • P & L Ideal Meat Market
it but knew it was going to come in     receive the grand prize of $1,000 in         • Sainty Super Foods
handy during the Christmas season.      scrip; another will receive $100; and        • Schultz’s
   The Christmas On Us promotion        any of the $50 weekly scrip prizes           • St. Francis Area Chamber of
will be giving out $1,500 in scrip      which have not been claimed will          Commerce
money during the holidays. Each         also be given away along with the            • St. Francis Equity
week, at least two numbers taken        Chamber’s drawings of $300 di-               • The Saint Francis Herald/Bird
from tickets collected from partici-    vided among three people.                 City Times
pating business, are drawn and             A ticket will be given for each           • Tri-State Lumber and Tubing/
printed in a Christmas On Us ad on      $10 purchased in participating busi-      Paints Plus
Pages 1, 2 and 3B of The Saint          nesses. However, it is not necessary         The contest will end on Dec. 19         LOTS TO TELL — Alex, Sam and Kaily Schorzman had lots to talk to Santa about Fri-
Francis Herald and Bird City            to make a purchase to claim a ticket.     and the grand prize drawing will be        day evening. Alex and Sam are the children of Kevin and Angie Schorzman and Kaily is
Times. Those having tickets need to     Each week, those coming to The St.        held Sunday, Dec. 21.                      the daughter of Keith Schorzman.                           Herald staff photo by Karen Krien
be sure and check out their numbers     Francis Herald office or the Cham-


Christmas season officially opens with many events
          By Karen Krien                friends who had come back for the         year by popular demand!

                            Fun offered through season
  The St. Francis Christmas season
officially opened Friday evening
with the Treasure Hunt, Light Pa-
                                        Thanksgiving holiday.
                                           The Grinch, who had been in the
                                        parade, was around, getting almost
                                                                                     Treasure Hunt numbers were in-
                                                                                  serted in the Nov. 27 issue of The
                                                                                  Saint Francis Herald and a few ex-
rade, Santa, the Elf Train and some     as much attention as Santa.               tra were available at Santa’s Hut.
pretty cool temperatures.                  Before the Light Parade began,            The St. Francis Volunteer Fire-            The St. Francis Christmas sea-    mittee has organized some events                   Treasure Hunt
  Businesses were open later to ac-     people were walking up and down           men had the Elf Train running most         son is here and will continue un-    which will thrill children, give            Each Thursday at 5 p.m., new
commodate shoppers and Santa’s          Main Street with a red piece of pa-       of the evening and each time it went       til Christmas with the Treasure      people an opportunity to win prizes       Treasure Hunt numbers will be
Hut, located at Midwest Energy,         per showing their Treasure Hunt           down Main Street, it was full of chil-     Hunt held each Thursday. The St.     and a chance to shop in St. Francis       posted in participating business
was packed with kids, parents and       number. The Treasure Hunt is an old       dren.                                      Francis Christmas activities will    stores. Many of the merchants will        windows. Those Treasure Hunt
others stopping in to enjoy watching    tradition in St. Francis but last year,      The senior citizens hosted a soup       end on Dec. 21 in Sawhill Park.      be open later on Thursday evenings        numbers that didn’t match Friday
the kids, eat popcorn, drink cocoa      it was suggested that it be dropped.      supper at the senior center and sold          The St. Francis Area Chamber      so the working people can fill their      night may find the match this
and visit with neighbors and old        However, it was brought back this                  See SEASON on Page 9A             of Commerce’s Christmas Com-         Christmas lists.                                      See FUN on Page 9A
       Public Notices                                                                            WRITE-OFFS
                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday, December 4, 2003                     Saint Francis Herald 9A

Groundwater management                                                            Continued from Page 1A                      ambulance barn doing posting and
to hold public hearing                                                            never be a complete ambulance
                                                                                  write-off, noting that there was a
                                                                                                                              other bookkeeping duties but the
                                                                                                                              ambulance billing was sent to Diane
Published in The St. Francis Herald,     Said revisions consist of incorporat-    difference between contractual              Becker in Plainville. Unfortunately,
St. Francis, Kansas, and The Bird        ing all 2003 unexpended funds into       write-offs where Medicare and/or            after a time, not all the claims were
City Times, Bird City, Kansas,           the previously approved 2004 oper-       Blue Cross, Blue Shield pay only a          turned in and Mrs. Bowers took over
Thursday, December 4, 2003.              ating budget. The hearing will begin     certain part of the bill, and those bills   the billing. Director Gabel said Mrs.
          LEGAL NOTICE                   at 11:30 a.m central standard time                                                   Bowers had gone to numerous
Pursuant to K.S.A. 82a-1030, the         at the groundwater management
                                                                                  which are denied because of incor-
                                                                                  rect coding or information.                 trainings and he thought she was
board of directors of the Northwest      district offices, 1175 S. Range,
                                                                                      Commissioner Tim Raile asked            doing a good job.
Kansas Groundwater Management            Colby, Kansas. Copies of the pro-
District No. 4 will conduct on Janu-     posed revised 2004 budget will be        the ambulance director if the billing          Before Mrs. Bowers, there were
ary 8, 2004 a public hearing in order    made available at the hearing site.      process had gotten more compli-             two bookkeepers who had fallen
to hear testimony regarding revi-        Attest: Mitchell Baalman, GMD 4          cated over the past year as, last year,     behind in billing and, before that, the
sions to the 2004 operating budget.      Secretary                                the write-offs were $31,472 and this        ambulance billing was done from
                                                                                  year, write-offs were already up to         the sheriff’s office. This was 10
Notice of lapsed mineral                                                          $55,000 and there is still time left in     years ago and, since that time, there
                                                                                                                              have been many changes in Medi-
                                                                                  the year.
interest in Cheyenne county                                                           The commissioners, while con-
                                                                                  cerned with the patients, noted that
                                                                                                                              care and insurance billing and cod-
                                                                                                                              ing.
Published in The St. Francis Herald,     mineral interest in Northwest Quar-      they are elected to spend the                  Dave Flemming, road and bridge
St. Francis, Kansas, Thursday, De-       ter (NW) of Section Twenty-one (21),     taxpayer’s dollars in a responsible         supervisor, had an appointment with
cember 4, 2003                           Township Five (5) south, Range           way. If they are approving write-           the commissioners but, since the
 NOTICE OF LAPSED MINERAL                Forty (40) West of the 6th P.M. lo-      offs that could otherwise be col-           ambulance write-off issue had
             INTEREST                    cated in Cheyenne County, Kansas                                                     lapsed over into his appointment
This is notice to Harriet Rushmore;      have lapsed.                             lected if billed correctly, they are not
                                                                                  spending the money responsibly.             time, he had listened to what had
Robert Rushmore, Jr.; Corinee H.         This notice is given by:
                                         Eddy P. Schultz and Sherry L.                Commissioner Ron Krien asked            been said.
Pendleton; Hubert L. Harrison;
Manette Wideman; Ned W. Smull;           Schultz                                  if the bookkeeper needed additional            He asked Director Gabel why he
and Neil H. Smull; their successors      HC 1, Box 136                            schooling which would help with             even wanted the responsibility (bill-
and assigns, that their rights in the    St. Francis, Kansas 67756                the coding and billing?                     ing) when there was someone want-
                                                                                      Hospital administrator Les Lacy         ing to take it over and it could save
Dusty Farmer Restaurant                                                           was at the last meeting and had of-
                                                                                  fered the hospital bookkeeping staff
                                                                                                                              the county money. Mr. Gabel com-
                                                                                                                              mented that he didn’t believe the fig-    REVA POWNELL, Food Pantry coordinator, helps fill
                                                                                                                              ures were right.                          Thanksgiving boxes to be given away.
to be offered at sheriff’s sale                                                   do the billing for $6 a run plus a one-
                                                                                  time training fee of $1,000.                   The commissioners will weigh
Published in The St. Francis Herald,
St. Francis, Kansas, Thursdays De-
cember 4, December 11 and De-
                                             A tract of land in the Northwest
                                             Quarter (NW1/4) of Section
                                             Twenty-seven (27), Township
                                                                                      Commissioner Raile said that two
                                                                                  years ago, the ambulance director
                                                                                  was in favor of having the billing
                                                                                                                              the information taken from the
                                                                                                                              meeting and past meetings, then
                                                                                                                              make a decision on who will do the
                                                                                                                                                                        Holidays are here!
                                                                                                                              billing at a future meeting.
cember 18, 2003. (49-51).
                IN THE DISTRICT
       COURT OF CHEYENNE
          COUNTY, KANSAS
                                             Three (3) South, Range Forty
                                             (40), West of the 6th P.M. and
                                             more particularly described as
                                             follows, to-wit: Beginning at a
                                                                                  done in Plainville, for $12 a run and
                                                                                  Mrs. Bowers was still employed
                                                                                  with posting and other bookkeeping
                                                                                  responsibilities.
                                                                                                                                         In other business
                                                                                                                                 In other business:
                                                                                                                                 • Sam Beeson, Bird City, wanted
                                                                                                                                                                        Support is needed
First National Bank,                         point where the East line of                                                     to know if Road Q between Roads          By Karen Krien                             where cash donations can be left. This
St. Francis, Kansas,                         Scott Street of the City of St.
                                                                                      Administrator Lacy said that the
                                                                                  hospital staff works with insurance         25 and 26 was an open or closed Over 55 food baskets were deliv-                    money is used for perishables such as
            Plaintiff                        Francis, Kansas, projected                                                                                    ers so needy family could enjoy a
                                                                                  and Medicare coding and billing on          road. This stretch of road had been                                                 meat (turkeys and hams during the
                vs                           South would intersect the                                                                                     Thanksgiving dinner. The baskets
                      Case No. 03-C-25       South right-of-way line of U.S.      a regular basis and, if there were          discussed previously and it recently                                                holidays), milk, eggs, margarine and
Darrel L. Johnson and Kim L.                 Highway No. 36 as now laid           questions, Dr. Miller was contacted                                      included a turkey or ham, potatoes,
                                                                                                                              had a “no hunting” sign posted in the                                               cheese.
Johnson d/b/a Empire Motel, Dusty            out and established across           before the billing was sent in. Dr.                                      rolls, eggs, canned vegetables, fruit,
                                                                                                                              middle. Everyone agreed that if it                                                    There are many special needs dur-
Farmer Restaurant, and Tum-                  said Quarter Section, which          Miller said that if a medical claim                                      sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce,
                                                                                                                              was an open road, it would remain                                                   ing the holidays but nothing is as spe-
bleweed Lounge; United States of             said point is approximately          was denied, she followed up with            open.                        pumpkin, evaporated milk or pie fill-                  cial as food on the table.
America, acting through the Internal         One Thousand One Hundred             letters containing detailed informa-                                     ing, pie crust mix, Jello, pudding,
                                                                                                                                 • Tim Carson, Corporate Plan
Revenue Service; State of Kansas,            Ten Feet (1,110’) east from the                                                                               stuffing mix and some ingredients for
                                                                                                                              Management representative, dis-
Department of Revenue; Board of
County Commissioners of Chey-
                                             West line of said Section
                                             Twenty-seven (27); thence
                                                                                  tion.
                                                                                      Director Gabel countered that he
                                                                                  had just received a bill from the hos-
                                                                                                                                                           several other meals.
                                                                                                                              cussed the county insurance, going
                                                                                                                                                              “All boxes were filled depending
                                                                                                                              over previous year’s usage and gave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              FUN
enne County, Kansas,                         Two Hundred Twenty Feet                                                                                       on items we had on hand at the Pan-
                Defendants                   (220’) south along said projec-      pital for a service performed in the        recommendations for the future. No
                                                                                                                              decision was made.           try and the size and needs of the fam-                 Continued from Page 1A
 PUBLIC NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S                  tion of the east line of Scott       spring, indicating that the hospital’s                                                                                          Thursday or one of the following
                  SALE                       Street of the City of St. Francis,   billing system might not be as good                                      ily,” said Reva Pownell, Food Pantry
                                                                                                                                 • Supervisor Flemming gave his
                                                                                                                                                           coordinator.
                                                                                                                              monthly report and talked about one                                                 Thursdays. Businesses are offering
   By virtue of an Order of Sale is-         Kansas; thence East at right         as presented.
sued to me out of the District Court         angles approximately One                                                         of the county’s truck repairs.  “The food boxes were delivered to                   great prizes and many will be open to
                                                                                      Administrator Lacy said the staff                                                                                           distribute them. (Those businesses
of Cheyenne County, Kansas, in the           Hundred fifty-nine and three-        tried to get the bills out in the most                                   very appreciative families that we felt
                                                                                                                                 • The commissioners approved 36
above-entitled action, I will on the         tenths feet (159.3’), but in any                                                                              could use a boost for the Thanksgiv-
                                                                                                                              hours overtime for the undersheriff;                                                not open will honor the prizes on the
30th day of December, 2003, at               event to intersect the West line
                                                                                  efficient way and that there wasn’t                                                                                             next business day when open.)
                                                                                  a billing system that was flawless.                                      ing holiday.
                                                                                                                              approved a hospital pay application
10:00 o’clock A.M. C.T., of said day,        of a certain tract of land con-
                                                                                                                              (for the remodeling project) of “All of the cash and food donations                                    Santa
at the front door of the Courthouse          veyed by John MacDonald              He said that he did not want the am-                                                                                               Santa will be in St. Francis from
                                                                                  bulance bookkeeper to lose her job                                       from various businesses, organiza-
                                                                                                                              $209,320; agreed to pay EBH and
in the City of St. Francis, County of        and Chloe MacDonald, his                                                                                                                                             5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday
Cheyenne and the State of Kansas,            wife, to Carroll D. Skalberg and     and the staff was willing to, and had                                    tions, clubs, schools, youth groups,
                                                                                                                              Associates, Goodland, $5,101 for
                                                                                                                                                           churches and individuals in both St.
                                                                                                                              the remainder of the work done at                                                   evening. This Thursday, he will be at
offer at Public Sale and sell to the         wife by warranty deed dated          already, helped her out with prob-
                                                                                                                                                           Francis and Bird City really helped
                                                                                                                              the airport; approved to pay West-                                                  Super Foods. On Dec. 11, he will be
highest bidder for cash in hand, all         the 10th day of October, 1959,       lem cases. He adamantly stated that
the following-described real estate,         and recorded in Book 47 at                                                                                    and were appreciated. We also re-
                                                                                                                              ern Prairie Resource Conservation                                                   at Video Kingdom and, on Dec. 18,
                                                                                  he didn’t think the billing should fall                                                                                         at Owens True Value. Children will
to-wit:                                      page 58 of the records of the        on Dr. Miller’s shoulders as she was        and Development dues of $250.ceived some very willing volunteers
    A tract of land in the Northwest         Office of the Register of Deeds                                                  However, the commissioners   to help us fill and deliver the boxes.”                be able to visit with him, tell him their
    Quarter (NW1/4) of Section               of Cheyenne County, Kansas,
                                                                                  already busy.                                                                                                                   Christmas wishes and he will give
                                                                                      He also said that the hospital was      wanted more information on com- Now, the Food Pantry shelves are
    Twenty-seven (27), Township              projected South; thence North
                                                                                                                              puter and printer prices.    almost bare and it is just weeks before                each a candy cane.
    Three (3) South, Range Forty             along said West line of said         not interested in operating the am-                                                                                                              Elf Train
                                                                                  bulance service.                                                         the Christmas food boxes will be de-
                                                                                                                                 • The full-time county employees
    (40), West of the 6th P.M.,              tract conveyed by John                                                                                                                                                  The Elf Train, operated by the St.
    more particularly described as           MacDonald and Chloe                      Others present to either show sup-                                   livered. A number of organizations
                                                                                                                              will receive $200 scrip Christmas
                                                                                                                                                           and school classes have organized
                                                                                                                              bonus; part-time employees will re-                                                 Francis volunteer firemen, will be
    follows:                                 MacDonald to Carroll D.              port for Mrs. Bowers or just to gain
                                                                                                                              ceive $100.                  drives for the Food Pantry which will                  running each Thursday evening,
    Beginning at a point on the              Skalberg and wife projected          more information were: Beth Gabel,
    South right-of-way line of U.S.          South and along the West line                                                                  Next meeting   help immensely. There are also some                    weather permitting.
                                                                                  Connie Jenkins, Wendy Richmier,                                                                                                             Lighting Contest
    Highway 36 as constructed in             of said tract to intersect the       Tammi Sherlock and Rex Murray.                                           cash donations which have been
                                                                                                                                 The next meeting of the commis-
    1933 A.D., which said point is           South right-of-way line of said                                                                               made but, all of this help is just a be-
                                                                                                                              sioners has been set for 8 a.m. on                                                     Chamber Christmas Lighting Con-
    1519.3 feet East of the West             U.S. Highway No. 36; thence
                                                                                      Mrs. Bowers began doing the                                                                                                 test winners will each receive $50 in
                                                                                  ambulance billing about a year ago.                                      ginning. More is needed.
                                                                                                                              Dec. 15 in the commissioners’ room
    line of said Section; thence             Westward along the South
                                                                                                                              at the courthouse.              Mrs. Pownell said that the Bird City                scrip to be spent in St. Francis. Every-
    South 0 degrees 17’ East 120             right-of-way line of U.S. High-      Before that time, she worked at the                                                                                             one with Christmas lights is automati-
                                                                                                                                                           Ministerial Alliance will be deliver-
    feet; thence in a Westerly di-           way No. 36 to the point of be-                                                                                                                                       cally entered and houses will be
    rection, parallel to and 120 feet        ginning.                                                                                                      ing boxes to Bird City but there are
    South of said South right-of-
    way line of said Highway No.
    36 a distance of Two Hundred
                                            The above-described real estate
                                         and property is taken as the property
                                         of Darrel L. Johnson and Kim L.
                                                                                                          SEASON                                           still many boxes to be filled in the St.
                                                                                                                                                           Francis and surrounding area.
                                                                                                                                                              Among the items needed are:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  judged on Sunday, Dec. 14, by last
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  year’s Lighting Contest winners. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  winning homes will be featured in the
    fifty feet (250’); thence North      Johnson, defendants, as described        Continued from Page 1A                      mas Committee member.        canned vegetables and fruits, boxed                    next Saint Francis Herald. The con-
    and parallel with the west line      by said Order of Sale to be sold and     out of soup and cinnamon rolls.               Up and down the street and meals such as Hamburger Helpers,                       test divisions include: Religious,
    of said Section Twenty-seven         will be sold without Appraisement to     Next year, they said they are plan-         even into the                condiments such as catsup, mustard,                    Most Lights/Decorations and Fan-
    (27) a distance of approxi-          satisfy said Order of Sale.              ning to serve many more people.             next day,                    salad dressing, mayonnaise, jelly,                     tasy.
    mately One Hundred Twenty                              Eddie Dankenbring        “The Chamber members, busi-               people were                  peanut butter, rice, macaroni, spa-                                Grand giveaway
    Feet (120’) but in any event to              Sheriff of Cheyenne County,                                                  still talking                                                                          The Christmas On Us celebration
    intersect the South right-of-                                        Kansas   nessmen and others involved with                                         ghetti, juices, flour, sugar, soups —
                                                                                  the Christmas Opening had no idea           about the                    the list just goes on and on. And, if no               will be held on Sunday, Dec. 21, at
    way line of said U.S. Highway        Jerry D. Fairbanks
                                                                                  that it would so well attended! It was      Chamber’s                    one comes to your door on a food                       Sawhill Park. Activities will include:
    36; thence in an Easterly direc-     General Counsel
    tion along said right-of-way to      First National Bank                      great!” said Gloria Bracelin, Cham-         Christmas                    drive, drop some off at the Pantry at                  a chili feed, Caroling Contest, Santa,
    the place of beginning, subject      202 E. 11th - P.O. Box 570               ber secretary.                              Opening and                  the sheriff’s office or call Mrs.                      the Elf Train and the drawing of three
    to legally laid out roads, high-     Goodland, KS 67735                         “We were thrilled with the partici-       making plans                 Pownell at 785-332-3561 and she will                   $100 scrip prizes. The Chamber joins
    ways and easements of                785-890-2000                             pation and turnout of floats and            for next year.               pick up the items. There is also a Food                The Saint Francis Herald and partici-
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