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Ottawa Herald, The (KS)
December 8, 1997

Man injured during parade, Tanner appointment, woman's 103rd birthday
Author: The Ottawa HeraldFor Harris News Service
Article Text:OTTAWA A 19-year-old Ottawa man was injured during Saturday's Christmas parade after his wheelchair got tangled up with a float and was dragged several feet. Robert Harris, 719 S. Sycamore, was being pushed across the street by an unidentified girl when the accident occurred about 1:20 p.m., police said.

He was taken by Franklin County ambulance to Ransom Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and was released. Frank D. Yates, 54, 1446 Eisenhower Ave., was driving the tractor that was towing the float when he said he heard someone screaming.

He then looked back and saw Harris in the roadway. TOPEKA Rep. Ralph Tanner, R-Baldwin, has been appointed to the Joint Advisory Committee on Governance, Kansas House Speaker Tim Shallenburger announced recenlty.

The Kansas Board of Regents and Kansas State Board of Education formed the committee in 1994 to monitor the transition of students from secondary schools to college, improve post-secondary education in Kansas and to increase cooperation between the two boards. Besides Tanner, the committee consists of four members from each board, a member of the Kansas Senate and Gov. Bill Graves. OTTAWA Lillian Spears, Ottawa, will celebrate her 103rd birthday Thursday. She was born Dec. 11, 1894, at Vandalia, Mo. She moved with her family to

Oklahoma when she was 12 years old to help settle the new territory. She had an active life during her younger years. She worked at Sunflower Ordinance Plant during World War II and later worked at the Mode O' Day dress shop until she retired. She has two children, Elmore (deceased) and Norene Hobbs, 822 W. Sixth, Ottawa; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and numerous great-great-grandchildren. This year she will celebrate with a card shower, which can be sent to 1100 W. 15th, Room 140, Ottawa, 66067. hotw: Dec 8, 97 (Mon 01:11p) briefs-for-harris!a!
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