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Daresa Prescott, of Osage County Farm Bureau, shows reflective address signs to Osage County commissioners Monday; from left, commissioner Carl Meyer, Osage County Clerk Rhonda Beets, and commissioner Mike Pruitt.

Wayne White | Managing Editor

LYNDON—Rural residents could soon have another avenue for obtaining reflective address signs, after Osage County commissioners heard a request Monday for county involvement in a sign program.

Daresa Prescott, of Osage County Farm Bureau, met with commissioners Monday to discuss the possibility of a sign program in the county, citing an article in a farm magazine about a Kansas woman who initiated a similar program following a fire at her farm.

According to the article, emergency responders had difficulty locating the farm, due in part to the lack of an address sign. As a result of the woman’s inquiry to Washington County Farm Bureau, the organization provided matching funds to purchase a quantity of signs, which were distributed to interested residents at a cost of $15 each.

“I thought it was a wonderful idea,” Prescott said, “any way we can help emergency personnel find rural homes.”

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