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Happiness Is... Fire Prevention & Safety Awareness THE ' ,; i  Markets Wheat $ 6.29/bu Mile 4.48/bu Corn 4.96/bu Soybeans lO.30/bu Sunflowers 16.50/cwt N NE Serving Stanton County for Over 100 Years Box 10, Johnson, KS 67855 (620) 492-6244 65 per copy No. 41 - Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 12 Pages Work Continues At Storehouse - Opening Date Set Endless Possibilities In Christ Youth Group are selling local area discount cards! Come and purchase your very own dis- count card for $20 that can be used for an entire year! Local businesses like The Old Store, Expressions and Puffy's Pizza in Johnson; Six Twenty Grille, Sonic and more in Ulysses; IHOP, Lone Star and more in Garden and Spencer Browne's Coffee Shop in Liberal. Don't delay get your card and save today!! Contact the Johnson United Methodist Church 492-6850 or any youth group member for more information. NEW 4-H YEAR TO BEGIN!! Stanton County 4-H will be hosting a project fair on Octo- ber 18th at 6:00 p.m. at 4-H Building. Youth 7-18 yrs old are welcome. Choose from 30 plus projects, meet people with simi- lar interests, and learn while having fun. If you have any ques- tions please call the Extension Office at 492-2240, FLU VACCINE AVAILABLE TO YOUTH The Stanton County Health Department has received the sea- sonal flu vaccine. We can only vaccinate children aged 6 months to 18 years of age who qualify for the Vaccines for Children Program. Those qualifications are: a child who is eligible for the Medicaid program; a child who has no health insurance coverage; American Indian or Alaska Native; a child who has commercial (private) health insurance but the cover- age does not include vaccines, a child whose insurance covers only selected vaccines, or a child whose insurance caps vac- cine coverage at a certain amount. Please call for an appoint- ment at 620-492-6443. Our office hours are 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. PUBLIC INVITED TO CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP Johnson United Methodist Church is pleased to announce their Wednesday Contemporary Family Worship Service at 6:30pro. Prior to the worship service a light meal will be pro- vided l different groups ma__d_nizatiQns. If you know of a group or organization that would like to participate and raise some funds please contact Pastor Wi!l Kenyon at 492-6850 or 493-3757 Endless Possibilities In Christ Youth Group will be providing the meal by donation on Wednesday, October 13. REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE TO REORGANIZE Stanton County Republican Committee will hold a reorganizational meeting,Wednesday, Oct. 20th, 1:30 p.m. at the County Fare. Everyone is welcome to attend. STOREHOUSE COMMITTEE TO MEET The Storehouse Committee will hold their next meeting Tues- day, Oct. 19, 6:00 p.m. at The Old Store. Anyone interested in becoming involved is encouraged to attend. LIVING CENTER HOLDS OPEN HOUSE Memorial Living Center is having an Open House Tea on Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Visit with resi- dents, tour an assisted living apartment, enjoy the entertain- ment and refreshments. ART CLUB RAISING FUNDS Stanton County High School Art Club students will be sell- ing Rada knives and products throughout the month of Octo- ber. Please contact a high school Art Club student to purchase. Proceeds will go to several community projects. AMERICAN RED CROSS HOLDS BLOOD DRIVE The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive in Johnson, Thursday, Oct. 14 from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Stanton County 4-H Building, 702 S. Knox. Give blood and find out how to have a chance to win a new car. OCTOBER IS OPEN HOUSE MONTH The First United Methodist Church, 202 S. Nipp St., Johnson, is celebrating an open house month by inviting the public to join them for morning worship and other special activities each Sunday, 10/10 through 10/24. Pastor Don Hasty will com- bine stories from the American Revolution with events of the Good News of Jesus Christ as he preaches the following ser- mons: Oct. 17---"Fifty-six Sign A Declaration," and Oct. 24-- "A New Constitution." Come you will be an honored guest. Special Activities include: Cookout and games from 4:00- 7:00 p.m. on October 17; and a special showing of the movie, '`To Save A Life," October 24 at 6:30 p.m. This movie is rated PG-13 as it deals with content including teen pregnancy, underage drinking, and suicide. Though intense, the movie gives hope and direction to how these important issues may be conquered. Adults of all ages, teenagers, and parents along with their older pre-teens are invited to attend this free movie. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Worship is at 10:40 a.m. Youth group is at 5:00p.m. ANNUAL NUT SALES GET UNDERWAY Are you ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas? If not, the Cub Scouts and Webelos of Stanton County are here to help! Beginning October 5th - October 26th the boys will be sell- ing Terry Lynn nuts. This is the Scouts biggest fund raiser! If you have not been contacted by a Scout, or would like to place an order please call 492-2141 and let us know and we'll send a boy your way! There will als0 be order forms at The Old Store and Batterton Automotive. Thank you for your support! LADIES NIGHT OUT SCHEDULED The October Ladies Night Out is scheduled for Thursday, DISCOUNT CARDS AVAILABLE FROM YOUTH :: :: ":' ' Continued On Page 11 The Storehouse Goals $150,000--00 $140,0000 i $130,00000 [ $120,000_00. [ $110,000_00 I $1OO,O00_00 ] $90,000 I $50,000 $40,000 $30,000 $20,000 $10,000 It all began as a nudge from God. There is a need, find a way to fulfill that need. Thus was born the concept, The Storehouse Casa Espran'za (House of Hope). One person with an idea and a nudge, shar- ing the idea with other indi- viduals with a similar interest, working together to form a not for profit organization, Stanton County Cooperative Ministries. As the organiza- tion took shape, there was brain storming, goals set, op- tions reviewed, plausability studied, a business plan formed and a mission state- ment made. The mission statement reads: "To engage the commu- nity in supporting families.and individuals by providing ac- cess to quality used clothes, household items and furniture in a convenient, dignified manner." Financial goals were also set to make the dream a reality. Stanton County Community Foundation was contacted and provided with the appropriate paperwork showing non- profit status. So that those wishing to donate funds to help with the project could do so and receive a tax credit for a charitable contribution. Many of the committee mem- bers reached into their pock- ets to help. Then the plea went out to the community asking for their financial support. A location was the old W & W Automotive build- ing on South Main Street. When the funding was avail- able, the building was pur- chased. Shortly after the pur- chase, the roof was repaird. Then with muscle, sweat and a lot of volunteer man power the building was gut- ted and prepared for repairs, wiring, plumbing etc. As the renovation began and profes- sional work was needed more funds were required. The building had to be rewired, a new ceiling needed to be put in. Walls, plumbing,etc, con- tinues to be done. The fund thermometer to the left shows the funds raised thus far, approximately $78,500.00. As stated above, the building was purchased from this amount along with repairing the roof and some of the renovations have also been paid from these funds. So if you have purchased a home, business or have done any remodeling or home im- provements, you know how quickly the funds go out. The support received has been tremendous, but the project is not yet complete. The committee has set No- vember 1 st as their comple- tion day for the rennovations. It should be close if every- thing goes as planned. Fol- lowing the rennovations, shelving and fixtures will to be put donations of items will be ac- cepted so that they may be sorted, priced and displayed. A grant which is included in the amount raised was re- ceived from the Western Kan- sas Community Foundation. The grant will help cover the cost of shelving, racks, price tags and other needs. A second grant for $2,500 was received from the Monsanto Fund "America's Farmers Grow Communi- ties." The grant was won by Keegan Nairn. Monsanto will have a drawing for another grant after the first of the year. Registration ends December 31. To register or for more details go to www. Volunteers are needed to help with painting, cleaning, etc. Also volunteers will be needed for sorting, pricing and displaying merchandise as well as to work when the doors open to the public. Donations of good clothing, furniture, household items, etc. are also being accepted. So if you wish to volunteer or have items to donate, or funds to give, or just want to find out how you can help, either at- tend the meeting at The Old Store, Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 6:00 p.m. or call oneof the follow- ing: Dixie Senestrato, Diane Floyd or Shari Nelson.