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6B THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, July 21, 2011 I Public Notices (Published July 21, 2011, in the Jewell County Record) Ordinance Number 164 An Ordinance attesting to an in- crease in tax revenues for budget year 2012 for the City of Esbon. Whereas, theCity of Esbon must continue to provide services to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of this community; and Whereas, the cost of providing es- sential service to the citizens of this city continues to increase. Now Therefore, be it ordained by the Governing Body of the City of Esbon: Section One. In accordance with state law, the City of Esbon has sched- uled a public hearing and has prepared the proposed budget necessary to fund city services from January 1, 2012 until December 31,2012. necessary to budget property tax rev- enues in an amount exceedg the levy in the 2011 budget. Section Three. This Ordinance shall take effect after publication once in the official city newspaper. Passed and approved by the Gov- erning Body on this 12th day of July, 2011. Eula Silsby Mayor Attest: Brian Voboril City Clerk, Seal 29-1c I From Deanna's Desk By Deanna Sweat, Post Rock Ext. Agt. i The value of the life-saving role fluids play has a critical role in reduc- ing risks from too much summertime heat and humidity. "Drinking eight to 12 cups of fluid a day is recommended under normal Section Two. After careful public circumstances to replenish essential deliberations, the governing body has body fluids, and more is needed as determined that in order to maintain summer temperatures and humidity the public services that are essential rise," is wise advice from Mary Meck for the citizens of this city, it will be Higgins, K-State Research and Exten- sion nutrition specialist. "It's important to recognize that 55 to 75 percent of our body's weight is water (the brain is 70 percent water; blood is 82 percent water, and the lungs ace nearly 90 percent water)," said Higgins, who noted that water carries nutrients and oxygen to cells; cushions organs, tissue, bones and joints; removes waste; and regulates body temperature. In high heat, humidity, and times of high activity, such as working out- doors or participating in athletic ac- tivities, water is lost through perspira- tion, which helps cool the body through the evaporation of fluids on the skin. Exposure to the sun or a sunburn will speed fluid loss, and so will drink- ing beverages containing caffeine or alcohol, which both act as diuretics. said Higgins who explained that ex- cessive water loss or dehydration can impair body function and lead toheat exhaustion and/or heat stroke that can be life threatening. "Fluid replacement is essential, but it' s best to not wait until you' re thirsty," said Higgins, who added that people often become slightly dehydrated be- fore they become thirsty. Checking to see if your body is well NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The governing body of VICKSBURG TOWNSHIP JEWELL COUNTY will meet on August 4, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. at Phil Vetter's Home for the purpose of hearing and answering objections of taxpayers relating to the proposed use of all funds and the amourt of ad valorem tax. Detailed budget information is available from a Township Officer and will be available at this hearing. BUDG ET SUMMARY Proposed Budget 2012 Expenditures and Amount of 2011 Ad Valorem Tax establish the maximum limits of the 2012 budget. Est Tax Rate is subject to change Funds General Prior Year Actual Expenditures 3,387 Debt Service Road Special Mach Totals 3,387 Less: Transfers 0 Net Expenditure Total Tax Levied 2010 Actual Tax Rate* 1.998 1.998 3,387 2,287 Assessed Valuation ITownship . ] 1,144,669 [ Outstanding Indebtedness, Jan 1 2009 G.O. Bonds Other Lease Pur Princ Total *Tax rates are expressed in mills. 2011 Current Year Estimate of Expenditures , 3,000 ' 3,000.' 0 3,000 . 2,287 I 1,139,040 I 2010 epending on the final assessed valuation. Actual Tax, Rate* 2.008: I 2.008 1 Proposed Budget 2012 Amount of Est. 2011 Ad Tax Valorem Tax Rate* Expenditures , 4,1.00 3,738 4,100 0 3.174 4,100 XXXXXX 3,738 3.174 0 0 o 0 0 r o o o o [ 1;177,799 ] 2011 0 0 0 0 iii Charli Barrett Township Officer NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The governing body of Formoso will meet on the August 3, 2011 at 7 p.m., at City Hall for the purpose of hearing and answering objections Of taxpayers relating to the proposed use of all funds and the amount of ad valorem tax. Detailed budget information is available at City Hall and will be available at this hearing. BUDGET SUMMARY Proposed Budget 2012 Expenditures and Amount of Current Year Estimate for 2011 Ad Valorem Tax establish the maximum limits of the 2012 budget. Estimated Tax Rate is subject to change depending on the final assessed valuation. Funds Prior Year Actual for 2010 ACtual Tax Expenditures Rate* ' General Debt Service 36t666 54.369 Library No Ftmd Warrant 51340 17.891 Current Year Estimate for 2011 Proposed Budget for 2012 Actual Amount of Estimat( Tax 2010 Ad Tax Expenditures Rate* Expenditures Valorem Tax Rate* 39r650 58.012 45r150 7r705 51.381 6t050 17.169 5r625 3r455 23.040 Special Highway 2,696 Solid Waste Utility 3,500 Sewer Utility Water Utility 17r223 Totals 65,425 Less: Transfers 0 Net Expenditure 65t425 Total Tax Levied 10,994 Assessed Valuation 151,318 Outstanding Indebtedness, January 1, 2009 G.O. Bonds 0 I I Revenue Bonds 0 Other 0 Lease Purchase Principal 0 Total 0 *Tax rates are expressed in mills. 72.260 2,850 3,300 3,500 3,800 6,500 10,000 24,800 28t500 83,350 75.18 ! 96,375 [ 11,160 .,, 6,500 10t000 76,850 86,3751 11,048 xxxxxxxxx  146,952 149,957 " 74.421 2010 2011 0t L 0q00 ' ' 0 , 0 Elaine Watson, Clerk i NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The governing body of CITY OF ESBON will meet on August 9, 2011 at 7:30 p.m., at Esbon Senior Center for the purpose of hearing and answering objections of taxpayers relating to the proposed use of- all funds and the amount of ad valorem tax. Detailed budget information is available at the City Treasurer Residence and will be available at this hearing. BUDGET SUMMARY Proposed Budget 2012 Expenditures and Amount of 2011 Ad Valorem Tax establish the maximum limits of the 2012 budget. Est Tax Rate is subject to change depending on the final assessed valuation. Funds 2010 Prior Year Actual Expenditures General 28,050 Debt Service Special Highway Solid Waste Water & Sewer CENTRAL MISSOURI'S LAKE OF THE OZARKS Totals Less: Transfers Net Expenditure Total Tax Levied Assessed Valuation Outstanding hadebtedness, January 1, G.O. Bonds Revenue Bonds Other Lease Pur Principal Total 1,133 7r502 30,338 67,023 0 67,023 7,011 1 415,096 2009 o[ SHRINE BOWL, HAYS, KS, 7/30/11 *Tax rates are expressed in mills. 2011 Actual Current Year Tax Estimate of Rate* Expenditures 16.890 40,303 1,000 8t500 33,300 16.890 ' 83,103 0 83,103 i .. 7062 386,965 Actual Tax Rate* i8.250 ! 18.250 Proposed Budget Expenditures 138,423 2012 Amount of Est. 2011 Ad Tax ValoremTax Rate* 8,468 20.913 8,493 131821 57,986 218,723 0 , 218,723 XXXXXX 404,906 2010 2011 l 000j I .... 000 I ol o 8,468 20.913 Lila Frost, Treasurer i i hydrated is easy, said ggins, who ex- plained that if urine isrpale yellow in color, flmds retake are hkely adequate. If urine is dark yellow or appears con- centrated, more fluids are needed. Water is recommended for the ma- jority of the fluid replacement because it is readily absorbed; cool water is preferred because it is absorbed more readily than wm, hot or ice water. "Other good sources of fluids in- clude milk, 100 percent fruit juice, low- sodium vegetablejmces and foods that have a high water content, such as melons and other fruits, tomatoes and other vegetables, and soups, smoothies, puddings, gelatin salads and other foods made with milk, fruit juices or broths," the nutrition specialist said. Beverages that contain caffeine; including coffee, tea and some soft drinks, or alcohol act as a diuretic that speeds fluid loss. so are not recom- mended asessential fluid replacements, Higgins said, "addingthat only half of the amounts of these beverages be counted towards total fluid replace- ment." Sports beverages may be helpful for athletes who are exercising more than one hour and are in need of lost electrolytes and quick energy, but she recommends diluting them with an equal part of water to help replenish fluids and reduce calories. Low-fat chocolate milk also can be a good fluid replacement for athletes. Just be aware that sugary sports drinks or carbonated beverages can add un- necessary calories. Before working in the heat, exer- cising or participating in athletics, Higgins recommends drinking 14 to 22 ounces of cool water. She also rec- ommended drinking 1-1 1/2 cups of water every 15-20 minutesduring ex- ertion, and encourages parents to make sure that children take frequent water breaks (one-half cup after each 15 min- utes of activity) Older adults need to drink fluids, even if they are not thirsty. The ability to sense thirst declines over the years, leaving older people unable to rely on their thirst to prompt them to drink enough fluids. The ability to regulate body tem- perature easily also declines with age. So, if a caregiver is thirsty, a dependent older adult, infant or small child prob- ably is. too. Higgins recommended holding a glass of water or other nour- ishing liquid up to them when offering a drink. In order to make sure that people who work outdoors, athletes and ac- tive children get enough fluids to re- plenish fluid loss. she suggested weigh- ing before and after an activity and drinking 16-24 ounces of water for each pound lost. Parents also are encouraged to moni- tor their children's (including infants and toddlers) fluids. "Water is recommended for infants who have started on solid foods." said Higgins. Weighing children before and after play or participation in an athletic event can be helpful in gaugmg a child' s fluid loss andreplacement needed In addition to replacing fluids. Higgins recommends wearing a hat with a brim and sunglasses; choosing loose, comfortable clothes that breathe: using sun screen: and taking occa- sional breaks to help minimize the ef- fects of heat and humidity Consumer advocates recommend comparison shopping when choosing big-ticket items, but doing so also can offer a savings on frequently purchased. and less costly, items. "Groceries are an example." said Mary Meck Higgins. K-State research and extension nutrition specialist. In choosing groceries, consumers can be swayed by an advertised sale that may notbe the better bargain, said Higgins, who recommends creating a personal price guide with a short list of frequently-purchased items such as milk, peanut butter, the family' s favor- ite cereals, bread, juices and canned vegetables and fruits Higgins' list (in a small notebook) has grown to include dozens of items and serves as a quick reference in rec- ognizing bargain prices and knowing when to stock up - and save. "Checking prices at more than one store can be helpful." said Higgins. who re6ommends creating a separate A judge at the Jewel County Fair, competition. column for each store and listing prices for like products on the same line. Consumers are encouraged to tuck their shopping list into the guide and compare prices before buying, she said. Using the guide regularly should help consumers judge which store has the best prices on preferred items and ob- serve trends in seasonal sales and pro- motional discounts. Post Rock Answers By Scott Chapman, Post Rock Extension It is interesting how little I can find written about ergot in wheat. It seems to be everywhere around here. What happened? This is the second time in the 10 years I've served as Post Rock District Agricultural Agent I have seen this problem. The first was in 2005. It was in the northern counties along the Ne- braska border in 2005 as well. It is significant because it is toxic to hu- mans and animals. I will cover what it is, its place in history, why it happened this year, and vhat should be done to lessen the chances of a recurrence next year. Ergot is a fungal disease that infects wheat and other grasses (rye is notori- ous) during the flowering stages of growth. Wheat is actually not very vulnerable to infection by ergot unless the following happens. ,Heat or freeze interferes with pollination, causing the flowers to remain open and unfertil- ized longer, than normal. This year, we had both extreme heat and freezing temperatures in May that may have interfered with the normal flowering process and predisposed the plants to infection. ,Cool wet conditions near the end of flowering,(cool and wet are also required conditions for ergot in- fections) created ideal conditions for ergot in wheat. The fungus colonizes the developing wheat kernels, result- ing in large dark-colored fungal sur- viwal structures called "sclerotia." 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The exact weather conditions needed to trigger the outbreak may not occur again for a long time and it is very likely that the wheat crop will escape infection next year. There are, how- ever. some things that can help reduce the risk of future problems. Fields with ergot this year have elevated levels of the sclerotia (sur- vival structures) on the soil surface. Producers can rotate crops, and not plant wheat in close proximity to these survival structures for one year. The effectiveness of the rotation is dimin- ished if grasses in ditches surrounding the field are allowed to head. Avoid or clean seed contaminated with ergot. Additional precautions mi ght also in- clude burning stubble and using tillage to some destroy or bury the survival structures. Post Rock District County Fair Sea- son Kicks off with Jewell County Fair Sunday July 17. The Post Rock Extension District includes four counties, the result, four county fairs. It is a great time of year unique to rural America. With these fairs and their local flavor we defi- nitely have something with no equal in the city. Family-friendly fun, and a mix of educational opportunities. Kan- sas county fairs traditionally showcase local talent and achievement, includ- ing the work of the county's younger citizens, 4-H members where the fair is an opportunity to demonstrate activi- ties they've leamed throughout the year. Attending the fair supports and encourages these 4-J-I members. For 2011, The Jewell County Fair will lead off, starting Sunday July 17 and run- ning through the July 20. Next is the OSborne County Fair July 21 to July 25. The Lincoln County Fair is held in Sylvan Grove Aug. 4 to Aug. 6, and the local fair season ends with the Mitchell County Fair running Aug. 11 to Aug. 13, It's not just 4-H, anyone child or adult has the opportunity to actively participate by making entries in open class. Pick up a copy of your counties' fairbook and decide what to enter. With the great cooks, artists, and gardeners in the district I encourage everyone to do their part to make the county fair bigger and better by entering open class. Challenge your friends and get your entries ready for the fair whether its flowers, cooking, vegetables, crops, the list goes on. See you at the fair! Be a good neighbor and control your volunteer wheat. Reason no. 2; The wheat pest Hes- sian Fly only live a few days and must have green wheat to reproduce. Break the green bridge for yourself and your neighbors ! What does the LORD reqmre of you? To act justly and tO love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Randy Erb. chainsaw carver, demonstrates carving a bear from a turn a tree trunk. 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