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8B THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, August 13, 2015 Burr OakBy Cle ys Barnes Doug and Wanda Frasier were in Topeka recently to help Jason Frasier pack for a move to New York City. Jason is doing administrative office work for a construction company on Coney Island. He is now living in an apartment in upper Manhattan, N.Y. In the past he was living in New York City when the happenings of 9-11 oc- curred, but returned to Kansas shortly after. Jason has always wanted to re- turn to New York. He reports he is enjoying the entertainment in the city and recently went to a free concert on Coney Island, as well as attending the 2015 American Idol top 12 tour at the famous Beacon Theater. Wanda Frasier was in Grand Island Friday for postal training at the Grand Island P and DC facility. The training was for her work with the postal ser- vice in Downs, where she is the post- master. Cliff and Glenny Barnes attended the community revival meeting held at the Red Cloud Community Center. Pastor George Ellison, Dothan, Ala., was the featured speaker. Pastor George is a hunter friend of Jeff and Diana Ord and stayed with them while he was here, Music for the revival was fur- nished by the Shipman family, Leba- non; and the Bennett family, Red Cloud. Caleb, Lauren, Jayden and Jaxson Frasier, Wichita, were Friday through Sunday visitors of Doug and Wanda Frasierr They came to help Doug cel- ebrate his 66th birthday Saturday. The group had a cookout along with home- made ice cream and cake. The after- noon was passed cooling off in the swimming pool in the Frasiers' back yard. Peggy Wilson attended movie night at the United Methodist church Friday evening, where the movie "Man From Snowy River" was shown. Gary and PennyTumer attended a 25th anniversary celebration for Rich- ard and Amy Cox at the city park in Courtland Saturday. The party was hosted by Courtney Cox and Carla Langston. The cake was made and decorated by a special friend of the Coxes. Many family friends attending furnished trimmings and gifts. Walt and Peggy Wilson joined a group for the Guaranty State Bank and Trust bus trip to Kansas City Saturday to watch the Kansas City Royals base- ball game. Cliff and Glenny Barnes attended the Barnes family reunion at the nutri- 'tion site in Cawker City. Hosts for the reunion were Larry and Teresa Hoffman, Cawker City. Also attend- ing were Yvonna Bosco, Salina; Laura Hanson, Assyria; Hazel Myers, Cherie and Berkley Bloome, and Brian Nelson all of Wilber; Don Nelson, Powell; Chris and Sue Meline, Red Cloud; David and Lori Barnes, Smith Center; Lisa Angell, Columbia, Me.; Connie and Donovan Fox, Fairbury; Mary and Dennis Brummer and Teresa and Larry Hoffman, Cawker City. Mason, Max and Morgan McMains joined Richard Cox for the children's message at the Christian Church Sun- day moming. Richard talked about the importance of bread in the lives of the people in Bible times and how Jesus satisfies us with living Bread. Penny Turner had a special video for the McMains children. Richard' s message for the adults was entitled "Choices For a Lifetime." His selected scripture was Ephesians : 22-32. Being who we are in Christ is not who we were out- side of Christ. In Christ we have a new life of righteousness and holiness. The apostle Paul, tells us that we should not live like the rest of the world. We should lay aside falsehoods and anger. While some anger is good, we need to .get angry about the right things. There is great value in hard work, both for ourselves and for others. We need to take negative motives and turn them into positive actions through the power of the Holy Spirit. We should live different than the World, putting off our old person and live to help others through Jesus Christ. Amanda Frasier, Hastings, and Wanda Frasier attending a baby shower honoring expectant mother, Anna Davis, Esbon. Luke Frasier stayed with grandpa Doug Frasier and uncle Skylar Frasier for the afternoon and kept them entertained. Sunday evening members of the Christian church held a 121 st birthday party for the church. Homemade ice cream, cookies and brownies were served to members and invited guests. Those attending were Ron and Dee Reed, Esbon; Diana Ord, rural Guide Rock; Keller, Patsy, Olivia, Thomas and Keeper Ord, Red Cloud; Terry and Janice McCutcheon and friends; Keuny and Joyce Reed, Richard Frasier, Walt and Peggy Wilson, Gary and Penny Turner, Sandra France, Anne Oliver, Louise Korb, Rosie Campbell, Rose Lewis, Marion Belden, Larry and Shirley McMains, LaVon and Judy Ost, Apryl Webster, Renita, Mattie and Bella Volker; Nate, Tessa, Mason, Max and Morgan McMains; Tom Korb, Gary and Carol Cosand and Cliff and Glenny Barnes. Skylar Frasier recently moved back to Kansas from the Salem, Ore., area. He will be staying with his parents, Doug and Wanda Frasier, and driving to Beloit where he will teach Spanish at Beloit High School. Randall By Fawna Barrett Last Tuesday afternoon rain clouds built in a hurry and the rain hurried down giving the area more than an inch of rain in an hour or so. That evening more rain fell for a total of two and a half inches of rain. Friday night, a deluge brought four more inches of rain to the area. Two more showers fell over the weekend. The Foreign Foods group met in Mankato for supper Thursday evening and then went to the home of Steve and Karen Mclntyre for dessert and social- izing. Don Bigham returned home Thurs- day evening from a family vacation to Branson, Me., with Steph Barrett and Sydney, Troy and Allison Carl.gren, Dawson, Brody and Brailyn. Naomi Flewelling visited Ila McElroy last Tuesday afternoon. Jocelyn Bolte visited her grandmother, Ila, later that afternoon. Judy McElroy and grandson, Trevor, visited her Fri- day. Marti McElroy, her brother Jim and mother Emestine Mick went to Wichita Saturday for a surprise 60th birthday party honoring her sister Becky. Nine of the 10 sisters and brothers were able to attend. Nevada and Cliff Vetter attended the Mitchell County Fair Saturday evening. The Phil Vetter family did a half-hour music program. A former Jeweil teacher, Jennifer Adolph, also presented a half-hour musical program. Sunday aftemoon guests of the Cliff Vetters were their overnight guests Vickie Penner, Elaine and Dan Peters, Jerry Peters and William. A former Randall area resident, Jesse Sporleder, 45, died last week. He had worked at the Randall Co-op Ser- vice Station and later for David Kadel. Jake Barrett won the demolition derby at the Mitchell County Fair. Sev- eral family members were present to cheer for him. Kay Prather was called to Omaha because of the hospitalization of her mother. Sandy, Russ and Trenton Henningsen visited Roger Zimmer last Saturday morning and had lunch with Judy Zimmer. Later in the day, they visited Rex Henningsen in Beloit on their way home. Angie Dreher and family visited Roger Zimmer Friday and Saturday, then stayed Sunday through Wednesday with Judy Zimmer and visited grandmother Opal McEiroy. Thursday overnight and Fri- day guest was Trevor Henningsen. He met his granddad, Roger Zimmer, for ice cream on his way back to Hays that evening. Keegan Crider visited last week with his grandparents, Roger and Jan McCollough. He and Jan sang a duet at Trinity United Methodist Church Sun- day. His parents, Lesley and Kevin Crider, came for the weekend and he returned home with them. Friday evening, Fawna Barrett vis- ited Theresa Baxa in Beloit. Sunday she was a guest of Ron and Diana Cook for dinner in Jeweil. Panorama By Fawna Barrett More and more rain accompanied by "raise you straight out of bed" thun- der and lighming fell Friday night into early Saturday morning. The rip-roar- ing, ongoing thunder echoed from the sky as it rattled windows. Continuous rolls of noise and strong lightning kept a person wondering if the lightning had struck somewhere near. Gradual decrease in sky sounds Grain Bins Eaton GSI SCMENDEL Buildings Vacro-Pruden American By Kerma Crouse A commemorative manhole covers what is one of, if not the, most impor- tant survey point in the United States. The survey point is located where the Kansas-Nebraska state line intersects with the Washington-Republic county line. The manhole cover is right in the middle of a narrow gravel road. The point in the road is actually the intersection of the north-south 6th prin- cipal meridian and its perpendicular east- west base line, which, in this case, is the Kansas-Nebraska border. It is about a mile west and a mile north of Mahaska. What is so important about a spot in the road in a rather out of the way place that it would have a commemorative manhole cover, a state historical marker and two other monuments? The answer begins With the Kan- sas-Nebraska Act of 1854 and a need to survey the territory for future settle- ment. A surveyor, Charles Manners, placed an iron marker on the Missouri River at the 40th parallel on May 8, 1855, to begin the base line that would mark the border between the future states of Kansas and Nebraska. In 1856, Manners and Joseph Ledie began the trek west along the 40th parallel to mark the initial point for the 6th principle meridian. With orders from the surveyor general, John Calhoun, to go 108 miles west, the point we now call the 6th PM was identified and marked with a sandstone rock on June l 1, 1856. Manners pro- ceeded into Nebraska to continue the survey, while Ledie went into Kansas. made one think the storm was passing and as you settled down for more sleep, sharp lightning again covered the sky followed by even louder thunder. Rain increased in intensity as well. This happened more than once during the course of the storm. Pounding rain caused surface flood- ing and sent streams out of their banks. Ditches couldn't hold the deluge either resulting in street flooding. The Salina Journal carrier couldn't get east of Randall at 4 a.m. and had to detour back to Highway 36 to complete his deliveries. Even the electricity was offfor two hours, but thankfully restored by morn- ing. This has been a really strange August so far. Northbranch By Erma Dillon The Flavin and Pate families got together at Waconda Lake, July 31 through Aug. 2. Those attending were Greg and Gayla Flavin, Eldon and Delilah Pate and Seth Flavin, Esbon, Kyle and Jemiifer Clark, Adam, An- drew, and Austin, Anthony, Ryan Pate, Colin,and Tyce, Curtis, Neb., Tyler and Heather Flavin, Kynlee, Tayte, C.J., and Kemper, Meade, Bryce and Kristi Havercamp, Jordon, Jack, Mor- gan and Cooper Sedgwick, and Alex and Jolie Darby, Rowan, Isla, and Maryn, Topeka. Rowan,and IslaDarby and Kynlee Flavin came home with Grandma and Grandpa Fiavin for five days. Last Monday Connie Pruitt and her grandsons, Braven and Torren Grant, Lawton, Okla., came and stayed until Friday visiting with Gayla Flavin and her family and their mother, Ruth Ailshie, who is a long term care resisdent at Smith Center. Thursday Kynlee, Rowan and Gayla went to Hays to meet Heather and boys. They ate dinner at a park in Hays and celebrated Gayla's birthday. Fri- day afternoon, Rowan, Isla and Gayla went to Clay Center, Kan., to meet the children's dad, Alex, and they returned home with him to Topeka. Gayla said her vacation is over now and she needs a rest! However, they all enjoyed their time to ether. Groin Eaui.Dment Sukup Hutchinson Neco DMC York Legs GSI Dryers Commercial Agricultural ,, Industrial Eventually, all of Kansas and Ne- braska, nearly all of Wyoming and Colorado and a section of South Da- kota were to be surveyed from this point. The 6th principal meridian is part of the PLSS (Public Land Survey System), which directs the surveying of the majority of the land in the United States. This system was adopted by Congress on the May 7, 1785. It is referred to at times as the townships and ranges system. There are a total of 37 principal meridians in the PLSS. Land surveyed from the 6th PM, as well as other principal meridians, radi- ates north, south, east and west in rows and columns of six mile squares of land called townships. You are prob- ably familiar with some of the Jewell County townships. Jewell is in Buffalo Township, Mankato is in CenterTown- ship, Formoso is in Grant Township, Athens Cemetery is in Athens Town- ship and Montana Cemetery is in Mon- tana Township. There are 25 town- ships in Jewell County. The east-west rows of townships are called towns and the legal descrip- tion of land will indicate if the land is north or south of the base line by stat- ing "Town 6 South" or "Town 3 North." The north-south columns of townships are called ranges, and the legal description will indicate if the land is east or west of the 6th, or any other PM, by stating "Range 4 West" or "Range 16 East." Look at the Jeweli County town- ship map and find Burr Oak Township. Legal descriptions for land in that town- Lonnie Buckley, after having kid- ney stone surgery on Sunday evening a week ago, returned to her room at the long term care facility in Mankato on Monday. The auction on Friday for the Jerry M. Hams estate was well attended. Reports indicate it was a good sale. Certainly there were lots of interesting items collected by the three genera- tions of the Harris family that had lived there. Earlene Jeffery was able to come home Friday from the hospital in Hastings where she had knee replace- ment surgery and a week of rehab. Ramona Tiemeyer of Morrowville, daughter of Delbert and Patty Bird, received a kidney transplant Saturday morning in Omaha. The report Sunday was that she was doing well. Delbert and Patty went to Omaha to visit her on Sunday. Glen and Patsy Warner visited with the Smuck family at the home place for a while on Saturday afternoon. Velma Lee Smuck was an overnight guest of theirs. She left early Sunday morning with Herschel and Denise planning to stay a few weeks with them. The children and their spouses of Norman and Velma Lee Smuck were in this area Saturday, doing some re- pair and maintenance at their parents' home which is now occupied by Jason and Jenae Ryan. Jason works for Wayne and Ivan Lee Frost and Jenae works at ithe extension office in Mankato, but travels to other extension offices in the area. Walt and Dianna Willitts and fam- ily, plus Aaron Turner and two of his friends, Wally Willitts and Jessie Stice, attended the Mitchell County Fair in Beloit Saturday afternoon, enjoying foods and carnival rides and taking in the demolition derby. Ivan and Leta Frost drove to Sutton Sunday to help their grandson, Cory Carlson, celebrate his 14th birthday. The men did some blue rock shooting in Hastings while Leta and Brenda enjoyed a quiet time of visiting. Pastor Jon Harkness opened the Northbranch Friends Church worship 785-781-4383 - 8OO-221-4383 604 Wisconsin P.O. Box 17 - Cawker City, Kan. 67430 Contact Dick Wise, Richard Hahn or Doug Pruitt for estimates. Commercial Agricultural Industrial Metal Buildings Grain Storage and Handling Concrete QUARTERLY REPORT OF CITY TREASURER, BURR OAK, KANSAS For the period from April 1, 2015 to July 1, 2015 Old New Funds Balance Receipts Disbursements Balance General 28,049.13 11,052.99 10,980.14 28,121.98 Gas Tax and Special Highway 5,953.24 1,062.54 0.00 7,015.78 Water 54,645.71 8,813.52 6,257.88 57,201.35 Sewer 29,733.45 3,916.69 3,650.32 29,999.82 Totals 118,381.53 24,845.74 20,888.34 122,338.93 I, Cheryl Hillman do hereby certify that the above statement is correct. Cheryl Hillman, City Treasurer Subscribed and sworn to before me this 3 day of August, 2015 Ashley Underwood, Notary Public My commission expires October 8, 2017 ship would include, 'Town 2 South, Range 9 West," because it is in the second row of townships south and the 9th range of townships west of the 6th principal meridian. Remember, there are five ranges of townships in Repub- lic County in addition to the four you see in Jewell County. Next, look at the map of a hypo- thetical township. Each of the num- bered boxes represents a sectio of land that has 640 acres. If we were legally discussing section 27 of Harrison Township, we would say, "Section 27, Town 1 South, Range 8 West, of the 6th PM. Finally, look at the map showing the many ways a section can be di- vided. What we commonly call a sec- tion is the entire square or 640 acres. You may hear someone talk about a quarter section, which would be 160 acres. An example can be seen in the upper left comer of the map. It would be called the NE 1/4 of Section 27, Town 1 South, Range 8 West of the 6th PM. The two 80s in the NE 1/4 could run east and west and be the N 1/2 NW 1/4 and the S 1/2 NW 1/4. If all the small pieces were together in the bottom haft of the section, it would be a half section and would be called the South 1/2 of Section 27, Town 1 South, Range 8 West, of the 6th PM. That little spot in the road is impor- tant because since 1856, all land trans- actions in Kansas and Nebraska, most of Colorado and Wyoming and that small part of South Dakota have refer- enced the 6th principal meridian. service Sunday by giving announce- ments and noting prayer requests, fol- lowed by prayer. Wanda Warner, the small children's Sunday School teacher, assisted her class as they sang "I will Make You Fishers of Men," followed with each child "fishing" for fish in the "pond." Each fish had a person's name on it, when caught was taken to that person in the congrega- tion. Thus, helping the children under- stand the meaning of the Bible teach- ing of being fishers of men. Musicians were Rosetta Jeffery, organist, and Liz Jeffery, pianist, with Jon Harkness lead- ing the congregational singing. Serving as ushers were Herb Jeffery, Mel Willitts and Tim Warner. The offertory was a piano arrangement of "Blessed Assurance" played by Liz. Ushers for the "noisy" offering were Drake Willitts, Walt Willitts and Tim Warner. Special music was shared by Pastor Jon, singing "Take My Life and Let it Be," accompanying himself on the guitar with a new arrangement of the music. Continuing with his series of the top 50 Bible verses Pastor Jon reviewed the following verses: ' #10 - Deuteronomy 6:4; #9 -Luke 6:3 l; #8 - John l : 1 ; #7 - Genesis l: l; #6- John 11:35; #5 - Romans 8:28 and #4 - Matthew 6: 33. Visitors in the service were LaDoyt and Jeaniece Mosier of Kechi. Kermit and Loyce Jeffery visited Lonnie Buckley Sunday aftemoon and reported she is pretty much back to her cheerful self. Sunday afternoon Glen and Patsy Warner were hosts to Lenore and .Jim Weber, friends from Guide Rock. Lenore surprised them by bringing a delicious blueberry pie. Lexophiles A will is a dead giveaway. A boiled egg is hard to beat. A bicycle can't stand alone; it's just two tired. e "The press is not only free, it is power- ful. That power is ours. It is the proudest that man can enjoy." 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