Details for TO: Alton Stafford and all other persons who are or may be concerned

(First published in The Hays Daily News February 28, 2017)

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ELLIS COUNTY, KANSAS

IN THE INTEREST OF:

M.J.D., DOB: xx/xx/2009 a Male

Case No. 15JC-39

A.L.D., DOB: xx/xx/2013 a Female

Case No. 15JC-40

NOTICE OF HEARING-Publication

Pursuant to K.S.A. 38-2237

TO: Alton Stafford

and all other persons who are or may be concerned

A motion to find the parent(s) of each child named above unfit and to terminate parental rights, or enter such orders as are deemed appropriate and just, has been filed. A hearing on that motion will be conducted on April 11, 12, 13, 2017, beginning at 9:00 a.m. each day, Ellis County Courthouse in the city of Hays, Kansas. The Court will receive testimony and other relevant information with regard to the safety and well being of each child named above and may enter orders regarding custody and case planning necessary to achieve permanency for each child named above, including proposals for living arrangements for the child(ren) and services to be provided the child and the child(ren)’s family.

A pre-trial is scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., Ellis County Courthouse, 107 West 12th Street, Hays, Kansas 67601. Failure by Alton Stafford to personally appear for the pre-trial on March 14, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. will result in default judgment against Alton Stafford and the court will find him unfit at that time and terminate his parental rights.

You are required to appear before this Court on the date and time shown, or to file your writtenresponse to the motion with the Clerk of the District Court prior to that time. Failure to respond or to appear before the Court at the time shown will not prevent the Court from entering judgment as requested in the motion and finding you unfit.

An attorney has been appointed as guardian ad litem for the children: Mark Blehm, Attorney at Law, P.O. Box 166, Russell, Kansas 67665, telephone number (785) 483-6190. You have the right to appear before the Court and be heard personally, either with or without an attorney. The Court has appointed an attorney to represent Alton Stafford: Robert Anderson, Jr., Attorney at Law, P.O. Box 398, Ellinwood, Kansas 67526, telephone number (620) 564-2923. The Court may order one or both parents to pay child support.

Date and time of hearing:

Trial, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, April 11, 12 and 13, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. each day.

Pre-trial, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.

Place of hearing: Ellis County Courthouse, 107 West 12th Street, Hays, Kansas 67601, telephone number (785) 628-9415.

Blake Bittel

Judge of the District Court

(Last published in The Hays Daily News March 7, 2017)

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