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5/10/2013

State Court of Appeals to Sit in Garden City

State Court of Appeals to Sit in Garden City

The Kansas Appellate Court Justices, Judges Michael B. Buser, Patrick D. McAnany, and Anthony J. Powell, will be giving its second annual presentation and open floor discussion at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Garden City Community College Academic Lecture Hall.

The panel will speak regarding the Kansas judicial system, the appellate process and careers in the legal profession. The judges also will answer audience questions, although they cannot discuss specifics of cases they will hear. Students and community members are encouraged to attend.

The judges will also hear oral arguments in six cases, originating in southwest Kansas at the Finney County Courthouse Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday's sessions will be from 9 a.m. to about 11:20 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to about 4:10 p.m. There will also be a morning session on Wednesday beginning at 9 a.m. The public is invited to attend these as well.

The Court of Appeals judges will also attend a reception Tuesday evening with court personnel and the local bar association hosted by the 25th Judicial District judges. Members of the legal community are invited.

For more information about attending the hearings being held at the Finney County Courthouse, contact Kurtis Jacobs, 25th Judicial District Court administrator at 271-6110. For more information about the GCCC event, contact Deb Robinson, GCCC accounting, business and computer instructor, at 276-9584.

GCPD pays tribute to fallen officers

On Wednesday, the Garden City Police Department will pay tribute to the more than 19,000 American law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty by hosting a Peace Officers' Memorial ceremony at the Finney County Law Enforcement Center, 304 N. Ninth St.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the LEC with a flag raising ceremony by the Garden City Police Department and Finney County Sheriff's Office Honor Guards.

Garden City Commissioner Melvin Dale, Garden City Police Chief James R. Hawkins and Finney County Sheriff Kevin Bascue are scheduled to speak.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony and reception.

In 1962, President John Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace Officers' Memorial Day. Lowering flags on Peace Officers' Memorial Day is an appropriate way to show respect for those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice and to remember the family, friends and colleagues they left behind. It also is an important reminder of the continued service and sacrifice of the law enforcement officers who protect our communities and safeguard our democracy.

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