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Ranchland Farm News (Newspaper) - January 26, 2015, Colorado Springs, Colorado Lyton students excelling see Page 10 Lume no. 107 5ue no. 2email a a a a Mem it itvuioi80 jul pm 3p .-b900 la 1 &?sc0 f is be a a Stover Irig the fifties teak Plains Region since 1901 uses 455-020 Assn 0745 4279 thursday january 26, 2006 fax 719-541-2289 smile of the week in a smiling because. Quot practice is right after school and i get in to run Andrew Richardson Peyton news briefs correction in the obituary for James Douglas Kester the memorial serv ice will be at i ., on Friday Jan. 27, at the Good Shepherd United methodist Church 1201 Leta dr., Colorado Springs. Kid sight program the Calhan Lions club will hold a vision screening called kid sight program for preschool and kindergarten students from 10 30 30 ., feb. 2, at big Sandy school. Focus group meeting members of the Miami Yoder school District Community Are invited to attend a focus group meeting in preparation for the superintendent search. The meeting will be held in the school cafeteria at 6 30 ., monday Jan. 30. For questions you can Call 478-2186. Pastern Plains citizen coalition the Eastern Plains citizen coalition will meet at Calhan High school Jan. 25, 7 Peyton Cowboy Church Jan. 31, 7 Index blast from the past classifieds Community scope editorials student of the week letters to the editor Little bits obituaries Public notices school menus school news service directory sports correspondents Calhan a a Good Sam Haj Edison 15 Hanover 12 Ellicott 12 Yoder 13 Rush a a Ramah a a 17 30-33 2 2 17 3-4 13 12-13 26-30 18 18 34-35 20-25 Johanns awards $5 million to assist Farmers and ranchers agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced that us a is awarding $5 million in competitive Grants to help minority and disadvantaged Farmers and ranchers. A we Are committed to helping our minority Farmers build successful farming operations Quot said Johanns. A i m pleased that some of these funds will support a wide Range of activities at our nations tribal and 1890 colleges and universities that help minority As part of the outreach and assistance for socially disadvantaged banners and ranchers program the Grants will help organizations conduct outreach and technical assistance to encourage and assist Farmers and ranchers to own and operate farms and ranches and to deliver a wide Range of support activities including farm management this program is administered by Usdan a cooperative state research education and Extension service crees. The Grants support projects that encourage youth to become beginning Farmers and enhancing farm transition create profitable and competitive agricultural systems for new and emerging latino Farmers assist Farmers and ranchers in using computers As a management and resource tool and develop an educational resource to help Farmers and ranchers build value added businesses. Of the 22 organizations receiving an award nine Are 1890 land Grant colleges and universities and two Are 1994 land Grant tribal colleges and universities. A Complete list of funded projects is available online at releases is disadvantaged . Crees advances knowledge for agriculture the environment human health and Well being and communities by supporting research education and Extension programs in the land Grant University system and other partner organizations. For More information visit . Bocc to hear plan for recreation District and Pool by Jenni Renzelman several residents of Eastern Elpaso county received a notice in the mail last week informing them of a hearing which will be held by commissioners feb. 2 regarding the formation of a special District. Already approved by the county planning commission the Eastern Elpaso county recreation District will be the topic of discussion financial management and marketing. Epic petition drive going Well by Jenni Renzelman numerous petitions being circulated by members of the Eastern Plains citizens coalition epic have already been filled up with signatures of local voters supporting an initiative which would impose restrictions on the use of eminent Domain to condemn private property. At a meting of the epic Jan. 19, committee chairman Clark Absher collected four More completed petitions each has space for 30 signatures to add to the Many that Are already stacking up in the fight against the Legal status quo which some believe allows an abuse of eminent Domain. A the petition drive is going very Well Quot Absher commented. A the support from the local Community has just been representatives of the epic hosted a Booth along with the Colorado citizens for property rights Cidrat the National Western Stock show Rodeo and horse show where Many signatures by registered voters were collected. A what i found was that Many people walking by the Booth about 90-95 percent of the people were stopping and taking to e time to fill out the petition Quot Absher said. A not Only were people hum Colorado stopping but there were people from other states and even some from Canada. This Issue Sparks the same feelings in people no matter where they Are from i was shocked by the magnitude of the along with the epic members of Cipr Are pushing petitions in support of legislation that would protect private property owners to a reasonable extent from threats of eminent Domain invoked for purposes other than Public use necessities. According to Absher representatives of Cipr Hope to bring petitions and meetings to at least one City town in every county of the state. In addition to the current status of petition drives residents who attended the epic meeting last week discussed the current status of . 06-078, which was unanimously passed through the Senate transportation committee Jan. 19. Known As the a toll Road Bill a the proposed please see petition Page 8 the proposed Pool to be built in Calhan would serve Eastern Elpaso county. Elpaso county fair Queen contest it is never too Early to Start thinking about the 2006 Elpaso county fair a your Brand of fun a the fair Queen committee is seeking qualified candidates to serve As the Elpaso county fair Queen for the 2006 year. Eligible contestants must be single and never married females Between the Ages of 18 and 22. Professionals models actresses Are not eligible. They must be Elpaso county residents and Able to work with staff and committee members to represent the Elpaso county fair. The Queen will be chosen based on judges Points in four areas horsemanship application Public speaking and personal interview. Application packets Are now available at the Elpaso county Fairgrounds office located at 366 10th Street Calhan co 80808 Between 8 a.rn.-4 30 ., monday through Friday or you can request a packet by calling 520-7880. A applications must be completed and in the fair office by 3 ., feb. 17. The Queen contest will be held March 11 at the Elpaso county Fairgrounds. I Bis is a wonderful outreach for Young women who Are interested in supporting their Community. During her reign As Queen she will be a visible representative for the county not Only Al the fair but also at other county events. This is a tremendous Opportunity for All talented Young ladies. Along with the swimming Pool the District would like to see built in Calhan. At the upcoming hearing commissioners will review the District s proposed service plan which explains How the recreation District will be governed operated and funded. Formation of a recreation District is an attempt on behalf of Calhan Community development. Ine. To see a dream for a swimming Pool in Calhan realized. For the past five years the non profit organization has sponsored numerous fundraisers pursued Grant dollars and collected donations toward the goal of building a swimming Pool. While several Grants have been awarded and Many a bake Sale has sold out Over the years the funds Are still sorely lacking. A we Are trying to Speed up the process and get a swimming Pool out Here in our lifetime Quot explained cd representative Bob Selle. A we have sat Down and calculated How Many cookies we would actually have to bake and sell to meet our goal and we just done to think we re capable of it Quot should the District s service plan be approved by commissioners feb. 2, the question of whether or not a recreation District should be formed in the Eastern parts of the county w ill be left up to voters. Boundaries of the proposed District would include properties within Peyton Calhan big Sandy and Miami Yoder school districts located in Elpaso county. A ballot measure for the recreation District would address three issues. Number one. Should a recreation District within the described boundaries be established number two should that District be allowed a Bond of $2 million to build a swimming Pool in Calhan this would equate to 4.1 Mills Over a 20 year Span ? number three should the District be allowed 3.7 Mills for annual operations of the facility since the Legal notice of the upcoming hearing went out Selle said that several questions have arose maybe the most commonly asked is a Why Calhan Quot Calhan was chosen As a Pool site by cd for several reasons explained Selle. Valued at please see Pool Page 8 Elbert sheriff moves prisoners by John Hiu the Sheri of of Elbert county moved 16 prisoners from the county jail Aller data describing a Mold contamination in the adjacent courthouse dictated the move. Sheriff William Frangis moved the 16 prisoners to Washington county Jan. 21. Frangis met briefly with commissioners Jan. 18 to request the data. The courthouse was closed Jan. 12 Arter the two contamination were discovered. It is the second time in months that the courthouse has been closed because of Mold contamination. The courthouse was closed from september 2004 to february 2005. Commissioner John Metli said Small patches of Mold w Ere discovered on a Wall behind a screw anchoring a Gutter downspout and behind the baseboard in an office. The county hired an environmental contractor to clean Mold contamination at the courthouse in 2004. The contractor inspected Wall cavities inside the courthouse and checked the external the largest paid circulation weekly in Elpaso and Elbert counties

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