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Page 4- Thursday, March 18, 2010 THE JOHNSON PIONEER JOHNSON, KS 67855 Ancient Giant Fish Uncovered In Kansas Continued From Page 3 two by the Western Interior giant clams, giant reptile mo- ized into oil and gas; it is quantities of plankton-filled eluding these giants. 1992, age 8"1". He spent Sea, and the Great Plains was sasaurs and plesiosaurs, and a skeleton-covered sea bot- plankton, a microscopic ani- tom, the water above it home mal still thriving today. to shark's, squid, manta rays, It was plankton that fossil- Line-Up Released Becky Flnck is the winner of the Stanton County Recreatlon's Piggy Bank contest. There were a total of sevent entries in the contest. Congratulations Beckyl "Our mission is to provide a wide range of recreational activities to offer the general public, with the intention of providing a healthier way of life for both body and mind". March is Youth Art Month - come celebrate with us. Par- ticipants will paint their own whimsical butterflies. This is free to youth kindergarten through sixth grades. YAM will be on Wednesday, March 17, 2010. K-2nd 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. and 3rd-6th Grades 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. at the SCR Craft Room. YAM is sponsored by SCHS Art Club and Stanton County Recreation. Register now for the next session of Dance School. Dance will begin on Wednes- day, March 24 and run through May 12, 2010. Dance is for youth 4 to 12 years of age. Brittany Patterson is the instructor. Activity fee is $40.00. Reg- istration deadline is Tuesday, March 23. Fee after deadline is $60.00. Youth are invited to Come Celebrate April Fool's Day. Free to youth kindergarten to fifth grades. April Fool's Day celebration will be on Thurs, day, April 1, 3:45 to 4:45 at the SCR offices. The 2010 Easter Egg Hunt will be On Saturday, April 3. The Easter Egg Hunt is free to youth ages 3 to 8. The hunt will be at Battin Park at 11:00 a.m. The Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by Stanton County Recreation and The Johnson Pioneer. Cooking School will be held on Mondays, April 5-26, 2010. Cooking is for youth 3rd through 6th grades. Class size is limited to 12 partici- pants. Registration deadline is Monday April 2nd, 2010. Activity fee is $15.00, after deadline fee is $30.00. You can now register for summer ball. Summer ball is for youth, ages 5 to 18. Girls register according to their age as of January 1, 2010 and boys' ages as of May 1,2010. Deadline is Friday, April 23, 2010. Questions call 492- 2101. After School Ceramics is on Thursdays, 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. Participants must be in second grade or older to at- tend. The Adult Ceramics is also on Thursdays, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the SCR craft room. Questions call 492- 2101. As of October 1, 2009, SCR had a late fee for late registra- tions on SCR activities. The Continued On Page 5 Thank You THANK YOU First and foremost we thank our heavenly Father daily for allowing us to spend more time on earth with our daughter. We would also like to thank all of the friends and family who have been supportive, brought food, flowers, etc to Paige dur- ing her recovery. We would especially like to thank Sam & Connie McCleary for stopping following the accident and knowing what to do to prevent further injury and to Kaitlin Porter who has been at our home almost daily to help either take care of Paige, bring homework, take her to therapy or help with Corey so we could take care of Paige. We appreci- ate the school staff that has worked with Paige and her special needs during this time. We feel very blessed to live in a small community where there are so many caring people. Joe & Mindy Wilson and Family Are you the picture of health? "You might look and fine, but you need inside story. one cer you can prevent." . , . ' .... ltle Courlc,,o.FouJlder Rer,arch Mttance ' \\; If you're over 50, get screened. 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Martin, by now an expert on dinosaurs, small ancient mammals, saber-toothed cats, ancient birds and many other creatures, was beginning to suspect that the Bonner fish, like today's baleen whale, was a "filter feeder," If so, this was a huge find. Eventually he let a commer- cial company take the fish head to Colorado and prepare it. In Colorado, a fish scientist completing his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, Matt Friedman, saw the fish head - and became the first scientist to grasp the significance. He called Martin and go permission to study it. Over the course of time, Friedman when to work in England for the University of Oxford's Department of Earth Sciences. What he saw were long, toothless jaws support- ing a gaping mouth, long bones that braced the gill arches needed to filter huge water. By that time, Friedman had connected dots; he'd found other specimens of other spe- cies of this genus. In Britain and Japan, misidentified; the scientists had not seen what they were. As Friedman closed in on identifying the new genus, paleontologist Mike Everhart of Derby, and expert on the Western Interior Sea, was dig- ging up a specimen in Gove County, more complete than the Bonner fish. Suddenly scientists could paint a more complete picture of the ancient seas, now in- They were a successful ge- nus; they thrived 172 million years ago along with the di- nosaurs. *** Finding a new species, which the Bonners did several times over many years, is a big deal. Opening the door to discovering an entire new ge- nus is even bigger. A genus is a grouping of related animals; wolves and dogs, for example are members of the Canis. Donkeys, horses and zebras: Equus. The Bonners added a new genus to the list of nature's creations. Marion Bonner died in COME IN AND I V00pio//.eer electric. cooperaOve, me, seven decades contributing considerably to science. . Friedman named the fish genus Bonnerichthys after the family; the species they found in Logan County is Bonner- ichthys gladius. Marion's children still hunt bones and teeth, and still ride Spiker. Bonnerichthys. "It's pretty interesting, " Orville Bonner said. "We never had an entire ge- nus named after us before." Reach Roy Wenzl at 316- 268-6219 or rwenzl@ 3/ NEW Alcoholics Anonymous Alzheimer's Association American Cancer Socieb, Area Mental Health Center Dr. Kenneth Bean, DDS Berkeley Medical Equipment Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital Catholic Social Services CenterJbr hldependent Living.]br SW KS Critical Care Transfer, Inc. DOVES of Grant County EagleMed, LLC Family Practice Associates of Ulysses Grant County EMS Grant CounO, Health Department Grant Coun O, Recreation Grant County Senior Center/Prairie Land Food Heartland Lions Eye Banks Kinesiology of Kansas & Wellness Center YOU'RE INVITED TO THE ANNUAL MEETING of Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc. Saturday, March 20, 201.0 - 1:00 DM, CST Grant County Civic Center Ulysses, Kansas Free lunch, Served at 12:00 PM HEALTH FAIR 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Walker Auditorium Featuring: Massage by RubyTips n Toes Nina Foster Precious Beginnings PregnanQ, Center Precision Hearing Aid Center Russell Child Development Center & Smart Start SW Kansas St. Catherine ttospice St. Catherine Neurodiagnostic & Sleep Disorder Center Saxon Chiropractic Wellness Center Sozo Global Sin!flower Electric Power Corl)oration TTte Legacy at P ,'k ViewPark View Assisted Living Ulysses [tmilv Physicians & Ulysses Surgical Ulysses Lions'Chd' United Methodist Mexican American Ministries USI) # 214- Teens as Peer Educators LLS. Census Bureau Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital Laboratory: General Chemistry Profile (Hemagram, Electrolyte Testing, Lipid Profile, Kidney & Liver Function, Uric Acid) Coa paid jointly by Pioneer Electric & Pioneer Communications. Also available at guest's costs: PSA $10 and TSH (thyroid) $7 FASTING AFTER MIDNIGHT REQUIRED