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THE BLESSING BUS

Van Was Declared Surplus County Property, But It's A Lifechanger For Kimball Family

"It is a joy, a blessing," Lela Carpenter said. "It is large enough for our family to go places and be together. It's great."

Lela and her family purchased the "blessing bus" when it was declared surplus property for the county.

The commissioners requested that the County Clerk's Office handle the bid process, and it went out for bid two different times. The first time there was no bid. The second time, the Carpenters bid $500 and they were the only bid, so they received the "blessing bus."

KCTS acquired the vehicle from the Chappell transit, according to KCTS administrator Christy Warner, "as...