County receives update from Mental Health Center director

LYNDON—The Osage County Commission hosted a brief meeting Monday with Bill Persinger, director for the Mental Health Center of East Central Kansas. The center provides mental health services for seven counties through a central office in Emporia and outreach offices, including one in Osage City.

“I came here to say thank you,” Persinger said, regarding the $100,000 in funding approved by commissioners in the 2016 budget, a $15,000 increase from 2015. “It is awesome what you guys have done for us. As a result of that, we’re able to do some very different things.”

EAT WELL TO BE WELL: Exercise is key to reducing your risk of breast cancer

Physical activity is a known strategy helping to reduce the risk of breast cancer, particularly in postmenopausal women.

“Considering lifestyle choices for prevention as well as being proactive when it comes to mammograms starting at age 40 is not just a suggestion, it needs to be required thinking” said Dr. David Samadi, chairman of urology and chief of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

No explanation given regarding cheif's suspension

CARBONDALE—Carbondale Mayor Mike Fulton called the bi-weekly meeting of the Carbondale City Council to order with a full audience in the larger council chambers along with local media outlets covering the meeting. The crowd was anxious to learn more on the reasoning and status of the suspension of Carbondale Police Chief Chris Edin, but received no information from the council.

After the meeting, Sue Devoe, city attorney, declined comment on Edin’s suspension, including whether he had been suspended with or without pay.

Overbrook man in critical condition following shooting

OVERBROOK—A Overbrook man received critical injuries from a shooting which happened at a residence in the 900 block of Oak Street at 12:35 a.m. today in Overbrook.

According to a press release from the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, Osage County 911 was notified by a resident of Overbrook who had an intruder who had forced entry into her home.

“The subject, who had been shot, then fled the residence 12:40 a.m.,” the report said.

Game wardens, troopers to conduct checkpoints

TOPEKA – Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT) game wardens and Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) troopers will conduct one or more joint checkpoints in central Kansas on Sunday, October 11, 2015. Deer, dove and duck seasons will be underway. Checkpoints are intended to help enforce state and federal wildlife laws, as well as the state’s driver’s licensing laws.

Geneva L. Booth

March 21, 1928 – Oct. 5, 2015

OVERBROOK—Geneva L. Booth, Carbondale, died Oct. 5, 2015, at Brookside Assisted Living, Overbrook. She was 87.

She was born March 21, 1928, French Town, Ark., the daughter of William and Cora Carr Benton. She lived in Carbondale from 1962 to 2004, when she moved to Topeka. She had lived in Topeka until moving to Brookside last year.

She worked as a drapery designer most of her life. She attended the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Topeka, and she loved camping and fishing with her husband at all the local lakes.

Billie JoAnn Lemberger

Jan. 14, 1937 – Oct. 6, 2015

TOPEKA—Billie JoAnn Lemberger, Overbrook, died Oct. 6, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. She was 78.

She was born Jan. 14, 1937, at Fredonia, the daughter of Boyd and Flossie Thompson Estes. She attended Fredonia Schools.

She was a bookkeeper for Heetco Inc., retiring after 21.5 years. She enjoyed sewing, creating porcelain dolls, having coffee with her friends, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Registration underway for Vassar Fun Fest 5K

VASSAR—Activities centered around the Vassar Fun Fest are quickly approaching. The Vassar 5K Goblin Gallop will begin with a two-mile walk at 9:45 a.m. and follow up with a 5K Fun Run at 10 a.m. Oct. 24.

A fee will be charged for registration and t-shirts. Registration for the event will increase after Oct. 15. Participants must register

Individuals may pre-register for the 5K 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 10 at Green Acres restaurant.

In association with the 5K, breakfast will be served from 7-10 a.m. The breakfast and 5K proceeds will benefit the Lane Family of Lyndon.

Lyndon approves charter ordinance, tables grant

LYNDON—Lyndon City Council approved a charter ordinance, approving the change from spring municipal elections to fall, as well as adjusting the mayor’s term from two years to four years.

The council also approved Ordinance No. 809, repealing Ordinance No. 758. The ordinance reflects an increase in city court costs, from $60 to $80.

“This won’t affect anything in the county?” asked Steve Morrison, council member.

“Each city sets its own court costs,” said Pat Walsh, city attorney.

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