This week’s healthy tip is to reach out to those distant branches, find the time to hang out, and shake the leaves of the family tree.With the holiday season fast approaching now is the time to start calling up the relatives and getting plans together. Forget the decorations, fruit cakes, and advertisement commercials, no matter what holiday your celebrating this winter, it is the time to assemble amongst the snowbanks and firewood, and it is the time to be together.Blood may be thicker then water, but as I seem to grow older, I see less and less of my family. Maybe that’s were the expression comes from. Because no matter the distance, the time in between, or the water that seperates, your blood and your family, the people that will always be on your side, they will always be glad to hear you are coming for a visit.Stay warm, say hello to the family for me, and keep playingBrad
Â by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.Â â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Levi Lane, born in 1979, of 403 South C in Wellington was charged with domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a Class A misdemeanor; and criminal restraint, a Class A person misdemeanor.According to the complaint, Lane during an argument with his former girlfriend, angrily pushed her onto the bed and put a pillow over her face. He also allegedly alarmed the girl’s mother and sister who arrived on the scene.The girl allegedly came to Lane’s residency to get some clothes and he would not let her leave. He told her to sit upstairs and she would stay until they talked. According to the complaint, she said no she didn’t want to talk to him and went to her room and shut the door. He allegedly kicked the door open and threw her on the bed then left the room and came back and held her down again until her mother and sister arrived and overheard their fighting.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Rickey Dwaine Cook, born in 1966, of Wichita was charged with trafficking contraband in a penal facility, a level 6 felony.The complaint said Cook had unauthorized possession of tobacco chew pouches while at the Sumner County jail; without the consent of the administrator of the correctional facility. According to policy, Sumner County jail does not allow tobacco in the jail and it is prohibited as contraband in the inmate handbook. Cook allegedly had tobacco chew pouches hidden in a pair of white socks on his bunk.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Kenneth Hollis, born in 1962, of Belle Plaine was charged with domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and criminal threat, a level 9 felony.According to the complaint, Hollis struck a family member in the face with a closed fist several times and ripping her dress. He also threatened that he was going to kill her.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Misty Weible, born in 1972, of Argonia was charged with arson, a level 7 felony; battery a class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.On July 1, Weible is accused of willfully by means of fire or explosives, damaged property like pictures, greeting cards and letters in which another person had an interest without his consent.She was also accused of causing physical contact with the person in a rude manner.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Colby Grant Pepper, born in 1993, of Wellington was charged with the purchase or consumption of alcoholic liquor by a minor on June 17, a Class C misdemeanor.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Andrew Taylor Olson, born in 1977, of Wellington was charged with theft, a level nine felony; 23 counts of criminal use of a financial card, a Class A misdemeanor; and contributing to a child’s misconduct, a Class A misdemeanor.According to the complaint, between Sept. 22, 2018 and Nov. 18, 2012, he had unauthorized control over $9,709 worth of property using a financial gas card owned by the Farmers Cooperative Grain Association.The complaint said he charged without the consent of Farmer’s Coop:â€¢$234.81 between Nov. 25 and Nov. 30, 2012;â€¢$207.68 between Dec. 5 and Dec. 12, 2012;â€¢$293.24 between Dec. 15 and Dec. 22, 2012;â€¢$111.14 between Dec. 25 and Dec. 27, 2012;â€¢$344.31 between Jan. 2, 2013 and Jan. 8, 2013;â€¢$361.32 between Jan. 13 and Jan. 20, 2013;â€¢$143.62 between Jan. 23 and Jan. 25, 2013;â€¢$270.25 between Feb. 1 and Feb. 5, 2013;â€¢$402.73 between Feb. 10 and Feb. 15, 2013;â€¢$112.32 between Feb. 21 and Feb. 22, 2013;â€¢$364.26 between March 1 and March 8, 2013;â€¢$247.78 between March 10 and March 14, 2013;â€¢$319.36 between March 19 and March 24, 2013;â€¢$345.73 between March 27 and March 31, 2013;â€¢$600.03 between April 5 and April 10, 2013;â€¢$136.51 between April 14 and April 18, 2013;â€¢$299.37 between April 23 and April 28, 2013;â€¢$436.39 between May 1 and May 6, 2013;â€¢$899.19 between May 9 and May 16, 2013;â€¢$546.76 between May 17 and May 21, 2013;â€¢$531.47 between May 26 and May 31, 2013;â€¢$549.98 between June 8 and June 11, 2013;He also knowingly caused a child under 18 to use the financial card.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Miranda Shore, born in 1994, of Wellington was charged with the purchase or consumption of alcoholic liquor by a minor, a Class C misdemeanor on June 7.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢ David Rodriquez, born in 1959, of Wichita was charged with domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a class C misdemeanor; driving as a habitual violator, a class A misdemeanor; and transporting open container, a Class C misdemeanor.On July 4, Rodriquez is accused of stopping a car he was driving, grabbing a family member by the hair and throwing her into the ditch.He is also accused of addressing profanity at the woman which caused another woman to call the police. Rodriquez was driving the vehicle while his license was revoked the complaint said.Rodriquez also is accused of transporting an open bottle of Bud Light beer on the front passenger floorboard.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Thornton Rayl of Wellington, born in 1966, of Wellington was charged with defective tail lights, a traffic infraction; failure to provide proof of insurance, a class B misdemeanor; possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor.According to the complaint, Rayl is accused of having two defective tail lamps. When stopped he failed to provide proof of insurance. Law enforcement then allegedly found two small baggies of meth inside a cigarette wrapper in his vehicle as well as a syringe and straw.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Weston Farley, born in 1992, of Wellington was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Farley is accused, on May 26, 2013, of possessing a narcotic drug methamphetamine in a Marlboro wrapper in the console of his blue Ford Taurus parked at the Wellington Wal-Mart.Also included is a syringe, cigarette wrapper and ziplock bag to store, contain, conceal thereafter introducing the controlled substance into the human body.
K-State Research and Extension-Sumner County is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time office professional. Â Applicants need computer skills and financial bookkeeping skills. Â Applications are available at 320 N. Jefferson, Wellington and will be accepted until the position is filled. Â K-State Research and Extension-Sumner County is an equal opportunity provider and employer.The following link is the Sumner County Extension website where you will find the Office Professional Job Description followed by the Application for Employment: Â Â www.sumner.ksu.edu.