Our deadlines for the Clark County Gazette are Noon on Monday for news and advertising dropped off at our office in Ashland and 12 pm on Monday for news copy and advertising, emailed or called in. Thank you in advance for helping us stick to our deadlines.
Need to contact the Clark County Gazette?? You can call or text us at 620-339-9217, e-mail us at email@example.com, or mail us at PO Box 463, Minneola, KS 67865. Our office is located at 318 4th Street (Hwy 160) in Ashland. Office hours in Ashland are Mondays from 10 am to Noon and by appointment.
Quilts of Valor
Since Memorial Day, 2014, Willard H. Aldridge VFW Post 7770 Auxiliary has presented 145 handmade Quilts of Valor to veterans of the United States Military who are residents of Clark County. To complete the project, we are looking for any Clark County veterans who have not as yet received a quilt. Please call Tracy Rollins, 635-0460, or Leanne Pike, 635-0702, with names and contact information of these veterans.
The Minneola City Library hours are as follows: Monday 9-5; Tuesdays 10-2; Wednesday 1-6; Thursday 1-6; Friday 10-2
The Minneola City Library offers the Story Time program on Mondays at 10 a.m. Children will listen to stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, and make crafts. The program is open to children 2.5 years to preschool age. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to stay for the fun. If you have questions, please call Crystal at the library at 885-4749.
Senior Exercise Group
Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend a senior exercise group in Ashland. The sessions will be on Mondays and Thursdays at the Ashland Senior Center beginning at 6 pm and will feature chair exercises. There is no charge to participate.
Activities at Civic Connection
Everyone is invited to stick around after lunch every Tuesday for card day. They play as many different kinds of games as they can muster up.
Commodities are now available at the Clark County Health Department.
The Den is open the following hours: Saturdays: Junior High and High School – 8 to 11:30 pm. There is no admission to The Den.
The Minneola Recycle Center and Tree and Grass Dump is open Monday 3:30-6 pm, Wednesday 3:30-6 pm and Saturday 9 am to Noon and 1 to 5 pm. The Recycle Center is located at the Tree and Grass dump in the Southeast corner of town. Go Green and help promote the recycle center.
The Ashland Recycle Center is open at 453 W 4th Street on Wednesday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Learn and Play
The Minneola Learn & Play group (parents & their children birth through 5 years) meets at the United Methodist Church. For more information or dates please contact Sherri McKissick at 620-885-5144. This is a free opportunity for your young ones to be involved in age-appropriate learning activities and is made possible by the Building Blocks Early Childhood Block Grant awarded by the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund to Russell Child Development Center. New families are welcomed to attend at any time!
Learn and Play
The Learn and Play Project provides parent/child activity times twice a month for children birth to five in 32 funded sites across Southwest Kansas. Ashland Learn & Play meets at the Ashland Library.
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2015 Meade County Election Results
Another general election is in the books. With so much riding on this election, voters turned out to let their voice be heard. The votes following are not certified. The commissioners will meet within a week to canvas the ballots and certify the election. This is when they determine whether provisional ballots cast will be counted and included in the results.
Unofficial election results from Meade County are: (Unofficial winners are in italics)
Meade District Hospital:
Ruth Miller: 268
Elaine Post: 198
Jerald Stinson: 311
Karen Friesen: 326
USD 225 Board of Education:
Tim Milford: 67
Dana Strong: 61
Cassandra Goff: 46
Amy Duesing: 37
Barbara A. Whitney: 77
Richie Dewell: 81
Courtney Wilson: 73
USD 226 Board of Education:
Jared J. Ohs: 56
Janice K. Wiens: 246
Mitch Brenner: 275
Randy Henson: 64
Vicki L. Klaker: 177
Bryan Luetters: 255
Vince Koons: 284
Michael Godfrey: 75
Dawn Ross: 307
USD 483 Board of Education:
Dusty Turner: 107
Fowler City Council:
Louis Randall: 60
Brett Copeland: 55
Mayor of City of Meade:
Richard Knott: 335
Meade City Council:
Roger Musgrove: 189
Jared Ohs: 81
James Ediger: 300
Ruth Miller: 151
Plains City Council:
Janet Biernacki: 83
Kevin Wright: 100
Carmen Puentes: 81
Theresa D. Collins: 35
2014 Meade County Election Results
Another general election is in the books. With so much riding on this election, voters turned out to let their voice be heard. Meade County had a voter turn out of 44.76%. Keep in mind, the votes following are not certified. The commissioners will meet within a week to canvas the ballots and certify the election. This is when they determine whether provisional ballots cast will be counted and included in the results.
Unofficial election results from Meade County are:
Pat Roberts, Dodge City, Republican: 1042
Randall Batson, Wichita, Libertarian: 50
Greg Orman, Olathe, Independent: 308
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – 1ST DISTRICT
James E. Sherow, Manhattan, Democrat: 341
Tim Huelskamp, Fowler, Republican: 1043
FOR GOVERNOR/LT. GOVERNOR
Paul Davis, Lawerence, and Jill Docking, Wichita, Democrat: 375
Sam Brownback, Topeka and Jeff Colyer, Overland Park, Republican: 969
Keen A. Umbehr, Alma, and Joshua J. Umbehr, Wichita, Libertarian: 54
SECRETARY OF STATE
Jean Kurtis Schodorf, Wichita, Democrat: 306
Kris Kobach, Piper, Republican: 1076
A.J. Kotich, Topeka, Democrat: 188
Derek Schmidt, Independence, Republican: 1168
Carmen Alldritt, Topeka, Democrat: 169
Ron Estes, Wichita, Republican: 1200
COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE
Dennis Anderson – Overland Park, Democrat: 226
Ken Selzer – Leawood, Republican: 1107
STATE REPRESENTATIVE – 115TH DISTRICT
Mark Low – Fowler, Democrat: 429
Ronald W Ryckman Sr. – Meade, Republican: 961
MEMBER STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION 5TH DISTRICT
Sally Cauble – Dodge City, Republican: 1194
JUDICIAL DISTRICT 16 – DIVISION 1
Sidney R. Thomas – Garden City, Republican: 1198
COUNTY COMMISSIONER – 1st DISTRICT
Randy Leis – Fowler, Republican: 192
MERTILLA TOWNSHIP CLERK
David Stapleton – Republican: 38
CROOKED CREEK TOWNSHIP CLERK
Steve Edwards – Republican: 34
WEST PLAINS TOWNSHIP CLERK
Terrance J. Shinogle – Republican: 249
MEADE CENTER TOWNSHIP CLERK
Mickey Ross – Republican: 670
CIMARRON TOWNSHIP CLERK
Write Ins: 6
SAND CREEK TOWNSHIP CLERK
Wes McKinney – Republican: 17
SUPREME COURT FOR JUSTICE
Shall Eric S. Rosen, Topeka, Position No. 4, be retained in office?
Shall Lee Johnson, Caldwell, Position No. 6, be retained in office?
COURT OF APPEALS FOR JUDGE
Shall Stephen D. Hill, Topeka, Position No. 1, be retained in office?
Shall Patrick D. McAnany, Overland Park, Position No. 4, be retained in office?
Shall Kim R. Schroeder, Hugoton, Position No. 5, be retained in office?
Shall Henry W. Green, Jr., Leavenworth, Position No. 7, be retained in office?
Shall Anthony J. Powell, Wichita, Position No. 10, be retained in office?
Shall Tom Malone, Wichita, Position No. 11, be retained in office?
Shall Michael B. Buser, Overland Park, Position No. 12, be retained in office?
Shall Melissa Taylor Standridge, Leawood, Position No. 13, be retained in office?
Explanatory statement. The constitution currently prohibits the operation of lotteries except, for specifically authorized lotteries. A raffle is a lottery and is illegal under current law.
A vote for this proposition would permit the legislature to authorize charitable raffles operated or conducted by religious, charitable, fraternal, educational and veterans nonprofit organizations subject to the limitations listed.
Nonprofit organizations would be prohibited from contracting with a professional lottery vendor to manage, operate or conduct a charitable raffle.
A vote against this proposition would continue the current prohibition against all raffles.
Shall the following be adopted?
3d. Regulation of “raffles” authorized. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 3 of article 15 of the constitution of the state of Kansas, the legislature may authorize the licensing, conduct and regulation of charitable raffles by nonprofit religious, charitable, fraternal, educational and veterans organizations. A raffle means a game of chance in which each participant buys a ticket or tickets from a nonprofit organization with each ticket providing an equal chance to win a prize and the winner being determined by a random drawing. Such organizations shall not use an electronic gaming machine or vending machine to sell tickets or conduct raffles. No such nonprofit organization shall contract with a professional raffle or other lottery vendor to manage, operate or conduct any raffle. Raffles shall be licensed and regulated by the Kansas department of revenue, office of charitable gaming or successor agency.
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