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=. ,.,: JOHNSON, KS 67855 THE JOHNSON PIONEER Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 - Page 9 Obituary Bill D. Wilkerson Bill D. Wilkerson, age 77, of Johnson, Kansas died Sat- urday, February 11, 2012 at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City, Kan- sas. He was born December 13, 1934 in Stanton County, Kansas, the son of Charles C. and Nellie (Von Hemel) Wilkerson. Bill was a lifetime resident and farmer of Stanton County. He was a manager for Collingwood Grain for a number of years. He married Betty Young on December 24, 1953 in Lawton, Oklahoma. Bill was a former member of the Johnson United Method- ist Church and a current mem- ber and trustee of Manter United Methodist Church. Bill served on the school board for Manter and Stanton County Schools, was a mem- ber of Kansas Wheat Grow- ers Association, and vice president the first three years of the American Agriculture Movement. Bill bred and raised bulldogs, and enjoyed supporting his grandkids in all their endeavors. Survivors include his wife, Betty of Johnson, Kansas; three daughters, Marlene Schroeder and husband Dave of Buhler, Kansas; Karen Wilkerson of Ulysses, Kan- sas, Trish Morris and husband Larry of Johnson, Kansas; two brothers, Beauford "Tube" Wilkerson and wife Pauline, Robert "Bob" Wilkerson and wife Linda all of Manter, Kan- sas; two sisters, Eva "Babe" Klingenberg of Manter, Kan- sas, Bonnie Manning and hus- Thank You's THANK YOU A great big thank you for the prayers, cards, flowers and gifts. To my caring family for their help and love shown to me during my illness. Arlene Nichols THANK YOU We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the love and kindness shown to us during the loss of our Mom, Grandma, and Great-Grandma, Barbara Gale Walters. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the cards, food, flowers, plants, memorials, hugs or words of kindness. Thank you to the EMS department, Dr. Weintz and staff, Stanton County Hospital staff and Stanton County Long Term Care Unit staff for the wonderful care and kindness shown to Mom during her brief stay. Delomia Hurst, you are a godsend for coming and rubbing Mom's muscles and visiting with her. Special thank you to Pastor Carl Kissell and Minister Darrin Hammond for all the visits, prayers and the memorial service in Ulysses. We are truly blessed to live in such a caring community. Rhonda Westeman, Doug Peppier and family Lana, David Smith and family Ronnie Von Hemel, Keley Lewis and family Stanton :Crounty , Courthouse band Bill of Garden City, Kansas; sister-in-law, Donice Wilkerson of Johnson, Kan- sas; five grandchildren, Jeff Schroeder and wife Samantha of Sedan, Kansas, Michelle Morris and fianc6 Doug Moneymaker of Fritch, Texas, Rachael Morris of Alva, Okla- homa, Matt Morris and fianc6 Leeann Smith of Ulysses, Kansas, Chris Schroeder of Buhler, Kansas; and one great grand child, Tanner Ray Mor- ris. Bill is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alvin "Bud" Wilkerson; and brother-in-law, Duane Kling- enberg. Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 10:30 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Johnson, Kansas with Rever- end Don Hasty and Pastor Will Kenyon officiating. In- terment will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson, Kansas. Friends may call Wednesday, Febru- ary 15, 2012 from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Fu- neral Home in Johnson. Me- morial contributions may be given to Manter United Meth- odist Church or a local char- ity of donor's choice in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, Kan- sas 67855. Citation Issued And Arrest Made 1-15-12 Presley Walkins, 20, of Springfield, CO, was cited for speeding, 80 in a 65. 2-9-12 Mickey D. Owens, 23, of Johnson, was arrested on an arrest and detain order. I Insight From Page 8 and ranchers. Crop and livestock produc- ers are proud of their profes- sion. Nowhere is this more visible than the Midwest and our home state of Kansas in particular. Members of this profession take great pride in producing the cleanest, most abundant crops including wheat, corn, milo and soybeans. In addi- tion, Kansas ranchers produce some of the best cattle, hogs and sheep. Kansans are also proud that Food Check-out Week is an idea that originated with Kan- sas Farm Bureau in 1997 and has since gone nation- al. Neosho County Farm Bu- reau member Linda Reinhart, former chair of the Kansas committee of Farm Bureau Women and the American Farm Bureau Women's com- mittee, thought the concept was important and saw it through to completion. The story of the American farmer and rancher is truly a success story. Our producers are the most productive in the world. Remember to help cel- ebrate this story and the healthiest, safest food any- where on the planet Feb. 19- 25. John Schlageck is a leading commentator on agriculture and rural Kansas. Born and raised on a diversified farm in northwestern Kansas, his writing reflects a lifetime of experience, knowledge and passion. OF:JOHNSON CITY. Kansas Republican Party Announces Presidential Caucus Johnson City, Kansas, Stanton County Republican Chairmen Mary Lou Figgins and Sharon Nelson an- nounced the March 10, 2012, Republican Presidential Cau- cus for Stanton County. Figgins and Nelson shares "The Caucus gives all regis- tered Republicans the oppor- tunity cast their ballot for the Republican Presidential nominee of their choice and help determine which candi- date receives the votes of Kansas' 40 delegates at the Republican National Conven- tion." "Our Caucus will be held at the Stanton County Senior Center. The doors will open for check-in at 9:30 a.m., and the voting process will begin at 10:00 a.m." State Party Chair Amanda Adkins stated, "We have an unprecedented amount of sup- port from county chairman across this state. They are ex- cited about the opportunity to participate in the Republican nomination process." In order to participate in the causus, participants must be registered as a Republican by February 17, 2012, and must provide a photo ID at the causus location. The Caucus process is free, fast, and simple. After checking-in, voters will hear short presen- tations by representatives of each candidate and then re- ceive a ballot to vote. Additional information can be found at Starting Garden Plants Indoors Saves Cash Growing plants from seed is by far the cheapest way to buy annual garden vegetables and flowers. Starting those seeds in- doors extends the plants' grow- ing season. Indoor seeding requires a kind of reverse thinking, though. It also requires certain types of in- formation - starting with what's on the seed packet. For example, a Kansas gar- dener wanting to plant leaf let- tuce or a cole crop (e.g., broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower) needs to know the local average date for putting those vegetables' con- tainer-grown transplants in the garden. The vegetables are cool-season fans. According to K-State Re- search and Extension, their av- erage transplant date is April 7 -- although a week or two ear- lier is often okay in southern counties. A week later can be prime time in the north. Starting with that transplant date, the gardener can then count back by the number of weeks those varieties need to reach transplant size. Once seeds sprout, that time period can vary widely. But, for many vegetables and annual flowers, it's six to eight weeks. The indoor planting date for leaf lettuce and cole crops is around Feb. 11. In most years, however, Kan- sans can still transplant those crops until mid to late April - which allows time for successive plantings. So, indoor seeding from Feb. 12 into early March can yield good results, too. In contrast, many warmth-lov- ing transplants typically enter the garden during mid-May. Count- ing backwards puts the average indoor seeding date at about March 24 for peppers and March 31 for tomatoes. Land-grant universities pro- vide state-specific information about planting dates and recom- mended varieties. Resources for Kansans are available at every county/district K-State Research and Extension office, as well as on the Web: * Indoor planting, "count- back" days for common plants -- doc3300.ashx (Jan. 10). * "Plants Recommended for Kansas" (links) -- http:H p.aspx?tabid=731. * "Vegetable Garden Planting Guide" -- http:// tl0000ll Stanton County Museum 0000ents' Day We will be closed Monday, February 20th OHNSON STATE BANK We will be closed Monday, February 20th for Presidents' Day SELLING CHANCES! ! Northfork Tailgunners - Ph Forever- Quail Forever will be giving away a February llth and 2012. The 2011 Polaris XPS50 4-whNler wlU be 8Jven away on March 3, 2011 at our 18th Annual Banquet. Donation tickets are $10.00 each and we will be selling tickets until the banquet, An amxncement at the banquet will be made for last minute ticket buyers and then we will annoumce the winne To P.J'dme 11dwls - CoMact - 353-3247 - 353-9154 - 356-2110 - 353-3369 - 3S3.9489 - 353-0492 - 952-0396 eoay rmeeeor - 3s6-3t6o Rodney Dcaka Willie Carter JR Kuhn Bobby Myers TR(00)JAN MARKET Saturday, February 25 9:00 - 4:00 Stanton (',ounty High School Vendors Registered For 2012 Market: High School Dance Team Avon - Becky Dunford Mountain Man Candies - Ty Holioway Pioneer Communications Pampered Chef - Susanna Yust Silpada Designs - Robyn Kendrick Ladies VFW Girl Scouts Prairie Land Foods Boy Scouts Scentsy - Lori Umberger Purse"onalities" Plus - Kristie Tempel Celebrating Home - Robin Heckel Hi-Tech Ag., LC Booth Space Still Available Call Renee Frisby