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First Responders Appreciation Day set for Saturday, July 11th

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In appreciation to all the First Responders for the tireless work they do, a First Responders Appreciation Day will be held on the Nina Desaire farm located at 3884 P Road (3/4 of a mile off of Highway 18) in Damar, Kansas. (Look for the balloons and streamers at the turnoff.) The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a meal and drinks to be served throughout the day. There will be pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, garden fresh macaroni salad, pork and beans, chips, watermelon, water, tea, coffee and lemonade. Also, there will be games and fun for the entire family! So come early and stay late, or drop by for a few minutes and thank our heroes!
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Trial date set in Plainville Livestock check-kiting case

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(The following story by Christina Janney appeared June 9 on Hays Post)

A trial date has been set for a couple that has been charged in a check-kiting scheme that allegedly cost banks millions of dollars.

Tyler Gillum and his wife, Camden Gillum, were charged in May 2019 in federal court with carrying out a check-kiting scheme.

Ranchers who sold cattle at two sales at the now-bankrupt Plainville Livestock Commission waited almost 10 months for payment while the financial fallout from the company's bankruptcy was sorted out.

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PRIDE and Chamber holds June meetings

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The Stockton PRIDE organization met at the Chamber Office during the noon hour on Tuesday, June 9th. President Amber Muir gave the Treasurer’s Report, showing that the organization has a balance of $1,043.94 as of June 9th. The Downtown Flower committee is looking for volunteers to water the Main Street planters in July. Volunteers can contact the City Office to get their name on the list. The planting of the flowers by the bridge at the Stockton City Park is on hold until fall. At the next meeting, a committee will be set up to start work on the Holiday Home Tours. The July 2020 Parks and Recreation Family Fun Nights are being organized at this time. The Stockton Pumpkin Patch is on schedule for the first weekend in October. It was decided to sell Root Beer Floats and Cherry Limeades during Cruise Night on Friday, June 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The June PRIDE winners are Zach and Jen Kesler for the residence, and the Stockton Grade School for the business.