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Gazette Deadlines

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.

Contact Us

Need to contact the Clark County Gazette?? You can call or text us at 620-339-9217, e-mail us at gazette@clarkcountygazette.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.

Window Unveiling Date Changed

Please make note that the date of the Annual Window Unveiling in Ashland has been moved to Saturday, December 1, 2018.

ENGLEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL 66TH ANNUAL HOMECOMING 

You are invited to attend the 66th Annual Homecoming to be held in the Cafeteria of the Englewood City Building on October 13, 2018. The building will be open at 9:00 A.M. for those who wish to come early for coffee and visiting. There will be a catered meal beginning at noon funded by the EHSAA. At 2:00 o’clock there will be a brief meeting to honor the grads from the classes of 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, and all teachers and former EHS employees. Pictures and annuals will be available as in the past and anyone who has something to share is welcome to bring it. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone brought a picture of their favorite classmate when they were about 12 years old?!!

Library Hours

The Minneola City Library hours are as follows: Monday 9-5; Tuesdays 10-2; Wednesday 1-6; Thursday 1-6; Friday 10-2

Storytime

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

Commodities are now available at the Clark County Health Department.

Den Hours

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.

Recycle Center

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.

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:

NATIONAL OFFICES

US SENATE

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

STATE OFFICES

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

ATTORNEY GENERAL

A.J. Kotich, Topeka, Democrat: 188

Derek Schmidt, Independence, Republican: 1168

STATE TREASURER

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

DISTRICT JUDGE

JUDICIAL DISTRICT 16 – DIVISION 1

Sidney R. Thomas – Garden City, Republican: 1198

COUNTY OFFICES

COUNTY COMMISSIONER – 1st DISTRICT

Randy Leis – Fowler, Republican: 192

Write-Ins: 80

TOWNSHIP OFFICES

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?

Yes: 502

No: 708

Shall Lee Johnson, Caldwell, Position No. 6, be retained in office?

Yes: 511

No: 700

COURT OF APPEALS FOR JUDGE

Shall Stephen D. Hill, Topeka, Position No. 1, be retained in office?

Yes: 620

No: 531

Shall Patrick D. McAnany, Overland Park, Position No. 4, be retained in office?

Yes: 604

No: 539

Shall Kim R. Schroeder, Hugoton, Position No. 5, be retained in office?

Yes: 802

No: 398

Shall Henry W. Green, Jr., Leavenworth, Position No. 7, be retained in office?

Yes: 704

No: 449

Shall Anthony J. Powell, Wichita, Position No. 10, be retained in office?

Yes: 720

No: 427

Shall Tom Malone, Wichita, Position No. 11, be retained in office?

Yes: 741

No: 413

Shall Michael B. Buser, Overland Park, Position No. 12, be retained in office?

Yes: 594

No: 539

Shall Melissa Taylor Standridge, Leawood, Position No. 13, be retained in office?

Yes: 627

No: 515

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

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.

Yes: 940

No: 373

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