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Welcome

Education

Location

Government

Business & Industry

Tourism, Recreation & Events

Homes

Cultural Diversity

To the Land of Oz ............................................... 3 Crossroads of Commerce ...................................4 A Foundation for Long-Term Expansion ........... 5 Comfortable & Safe Neighborhoods .................8

Commerce

The Region’s Hub ...............................................9

On the Cutting Edge .........................................21 Focus on the Future .........................................24 A Showcase of Choices .................................... 25 Rooted in Spirituality .....................................30 Celebrate Our Differences ................................30

Your Invitation

Wait No Longer .................................................31

Health Care

Commitment to Health & Healing ................... 11

Membership Directory

Alphabetical Listing..........................................13 Categorical Listing ........................................... 18

THE CHAMBER

For almost 78 years, the goal of the Liberal Chamber of Commerce has been to sustain and improve economic and community vitality. With more than 400 members, the Chamber is comprised of individuals, retail and service businesses, corporations, and nonprofit groups that want to help achieve this goal. Managed by a 22-member Board of Directors, the Liberal Chamber of Commerce works closely with its partners on issues important to our community. By working hand-in-hand with city government and other entities, the Chamber promotes and maintains a healthy business environment for new and existing businesses. The Chamber’s staff includes executive director, Rozelle Webb; executive secretary, Joyce Keating; and receptionist, Christi Brown.

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WELCOME

To the Land of Oz

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elcome to Liberal, Kansas — the official home of Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of Oz — complete with a replica of Dorothy’s house, a Land of Oz Museum and a yearly event called Ozfest. Not only that, we’re also very proud to be home to a thriving business community, safe neighborhoods, superb educational opportunities, outstanding health care and a multitude of tourist attractions. Located in Seward County near the banks of the Cimarron River, Liberal has a population of 22,000. The history of the community dates back to 1541. In June of that year, Don Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and his soldiers found their way to the area we now call Kansas. Very near the present site of Liberal, the pioneers arrived searching for the fabled “Seven Cities of Gold.” In 1979, the city honored the significance of Coronado’s expedition by erecting an 8-foot bronze statue of his likeness, which now points the way to the museum. In the late 1800s, water in the southwest Kansas plains was scarce. Wells were dug by hand, and water, a precious commodity, was often sold in sparing amounts. There was, however, one rancher who made an exception to this rule. S.S. Rogers, whose ranch was located on a well-traveled route between the

eastern states and the Southwest, gave water freely to famished travelers and their animals. Those travelers often responded to his generous treatment with a comment such as “that’s mighty liberal of you.” By 1885, Rogers had opened a general store and the government had established a post office at his sod house. Thus, the city of Liberal was born. It immediately became a shipping point for cattle, and in 1888, the plat for the present town site was opened. Within a year, the population had grown to 800. The agriculture that formed the basis for that early development still plays a vital role in our present economy. Not long after, the railroad headed west and created a depot in Liberal, bringing commerce to the area that still exists today. And during World War II, a U.S. Army Air Corps training base was built to train B-24 pilots. Planes would stop and refuel in Liberal on their journeys between the Pacific and Atlantic campaigns. In 1920, oil and natural gas were discovered in the Hugoton gas field, located primarily in southwest Kansas and parts of Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle. The Hugoton field is one of the largest gas fields in the world. In 1921, the first oil was discovered southwest of Liberal. This makes Liberal and the surrounding area very important to both major and independent oil and gas producers. In addition to the major industries of agribusiness and oil, Liberal now enjoys a diversified economy with a retail sector that draws visitors from a radius of 100 miles. Liberal is a warm and friendly community, sure to make a lasting impression on all who live or visit here. The city offers exceptional opportunities for work, recreation and leisure activities. We are also an ethnically diverse community with the distinctive flavors of Latin America, Southeast Asia and India. Come and experience Liberal — enjoy the festivities, the fun and the great people who make up the Land of Oz. And remember, “There’s no place like home.”

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LOCATION

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iberal is nestled in the heart of the Great Plains. We experience a temperate climate with an average temperature of 55 degrees. Average annual rainfall measures about 20 inches, while annual snowfall averages 8 inches. The elevation of the area is 2,842 feet above sea level. Liberal’s prime location has given it the name of the “Crossroads of Commerce.” With a trade area covering the corners of five states — Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Kansas — the city is positioned at the crossroads of U.S. Highways 54 and 83. U.S. Highway 54 is a major east/west thoroughfare stretching from Chicago to El Paso. U.S. Highway 83 is the longest continuous north/south highway in the United States. It begins in Canada and continues through Mexico, making it the only true NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) trade route. Over the past 10 years, a four-state coalition has been lobbying to upgrade Highway 54 into a four-lane corridor from Wichita to El Paso. Through the efforts of this group, a bill was passed making 54 a multi-state “high

priority corridor.” It is hoped that this status will bring more funding to the initiative and allow 54 to become a four-lane highway. Rail service to the area is provided by Southern Pacific Railroad. The Liberal Municipal Airport, located within the city limits of Liberal, serves commercial, freight and private aircraft traffic. It has lighted runways and offers private aircraft storage. The facility is served by Great Lakes Aviation and has several scheduled daily flights to and from Denver. The trade area for Liberal reaches an estimated population of 80,000. Customers who travel to our city come from Guymon, Hooker, Beaver, Turpin, Tyrone, Forgan, Balko, Boise City, Goodwell and Keyes in Oklahoma; Hugoton, Plains, Elkhart, Satanta, Kismet, Moscow, Rolla, Sublette, Meade and Ulysses in Kansas; Springfield and Walsh in Colorado; and Booker and Perryton in Texas. Liberal’s central location is within a oneor two-day drive of Kansas City, New Orleans, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas.

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BUSINESS & INDUSTRY

A Foundation for Long-Term Expansion

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he Liberal Chamber of Commerce, working side-by-side with the City Commission, city manager and Office of Economic Development, strives to make Liberal a better place to live and work. Together, we are committed to working with both existing and future businesses to promote economic and community development. Liberal continues to experience dynamic growth in business and industry. The city’s location at the crossroads of U.S. 54 and U.S. 83 makes us a prime spot for new growth because of the link it creates between Mexico and Canada. Agribusiness — including wheat, corn, sorghum, soybeans, alfalfa, cotton, sunflowers, cattle feeding and processing — is the base of our economy. Liberal’s farmers are pioneers in the use of deep irrigation wells in grain farming. Currently, Seward County has 476 irrigation wells in operation, providing essential moisture to 92,760 acres. The success of wheat and milo farming exceeds expectations because most of the county lies above 287 feet of water-bearing gravel that moves in from the west and north. These wells average above 1,800 gallons per minute each, ensuring steady income to the farmers and stabilizing agriculture in the county. National Beef is Liberal’s single-largest employer, with 3,500 employees. Many related industries support this business. There

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are four large commercial feed yards in the area, finishing out thousands of cattle each year. Less than 40 miles away is an immense swine-processing plant that relies on 65 hogfinishing farms in that area. Other agricultural industries, such as dairies, are moving into the area to take advantage of Liberal’s abundant supply of grain and water. The county’s agribusiness saw a 75 percent growth increase between 1991 and 2001. In addition to agribusiness, the oil and gas industry makes up the backbone of the economy in the Liberal area. Several petroleum company offices are located in Liberal, as

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well as a multitude of petroleum-related service companies. Many area businesses market extensively throughout the surrounding fivestate area, both nationally and internationally. Since 1963, National Helium Inc. has been operating in Liberal. National Helium Inc. is the world’s largest helium-extraction plant. UtiliCorp United constructed a $16 million generating plant adjacent to National Helium to serve the helium-extraction plant. The helium plant can process about 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas daily. Another company called Gardner Cryogenics was founded to provide refurbishing of the helium tanks used to transport the liquefied helium.

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BUSINESS & INDUSTRY

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Among the newcomers to our industrial base is Somerset Industries/Springhouse Frozen Foods. This company will create 50 new jobs in the community. They provide food service to U.S. prisons and correctional facilities. Plains Cotton Cooperative, also a recent addition, is a cotton warehouse, which has more than 300,000 square feet of space. The niche for this business was created by the increased production of cotton in southwest Kansas. Wilkins Trailer Manufacturing is Liberal’s newest manufacturer. They have 30–40 employees who build tractor trailers. A new ethanol plant is currently being constructed eight miles east of Liberal by Conestoga Energy, LLC. They will need around 50 employees when they are ready for production in late 2007. All of this business growth requires an outstanding transportation system. National Carriers has over 170 employees ensuring that the cattle get to the processing plant; that the meat gets delivered to markets across the United States, Canada and Mexico; and that other products are returned for use in this area. There are also several more trucking companies located here, serving business and industry with the goods they sell and purchase.

Work Force The available labor force in Liberal has the benefit of being diverse. Because of our heavy agricultural and petroleum ties, there is an abundance of unskilled and semi-skilled general labor. But there is also a significant number of skilled workers with a variety of educational and technical backgrounds.

Education and Training Vocational training is essential to the development and maintenance of a strong economy. Both Seward County Community College and Southwest Kansas Technical School provide Liberal with a work force tailored to business and industry demands.

Incentive Programs Several business incentive programs are currently in place, with others in the planning stages. These incentives include an Interest Write-Down Program, Enterprise Zone tax incentives, tax abatement for qualified manufacturing companies, full-service industrial parks, and various state and local incentives that can be tailored to meet the needs of individual businesses and industries. 6 Liberal Area Chamber of Commerce


BUSINESS & INDUSTRY AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION IN SEWARD COUNTY

WORK FORCE ESTIMATES Civilian Work Force....................... 11,116 Employed .................................... 10,858 2% Hay 1% Milk 3% Sorghum Unemployed ..................................... 258 Percentage Unemployed .................. 2.3% 5% Other

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MAJOR EMPLOYERS

Firm ................................................ Total Employees .............................Product National Beef Packing .........................................3,500 ................................. Beef Processing USD 480 Schools ................................................. 759 .............................. K–12+ Tech School Super Wal-Mart ................................................... 500 ................................................... Retail Southwest Medical Center .................................... 411 ................................................Medical City of Liberal ...................................................... 225 ......................................... Government Duke Field Service ............................................... 181 ............................................ Petroleum National Carriers .................................................. 170 ................................ Refrigerated Truck Seward County Community College ......160 full-time/300 part-time ................ Higher Education Supreme Feeders.................................................. 75 ........................................Beef Feed Lot JCPenney ............................................................. 72 .................................................... Retail Anadarko Petroleum.............................................. 39 ............................................. Petroleum Kansas Smith Farms ............................................. 38 ............................ Swine Breeding Stock Panhandle Energy ................................................. 28 ............................................. Petroleum

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HOMES

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Development Organization), with federal, state and local agents. Another housing incentive in the community comes from the Self-Help Housing Program. This incentive was designed for low-income families who wish to finance and build a new home. It is a USDA Rural Development program that is administered by the city of Liberal.

lakefront homes priced at nearly $2,000 per month. The average rental rate for a threebedroom home is about $600 per month. For senior citizens, Liberal offers a retirement community and two skilled nursing facilities. Whether you’re totally independent and want the social interaction provided in a group setting or need personalized, full-time care, there is a home waiting for you. People in Liberal take great pride in their neighborhoods and the community. We have tree-lined streets as well as new sidewalks and lighting made possible by the city sales tax. People enjoy seeing their money at work in their own neighborhoods. Liberal is a very safe place to live. Even though the population is on the rise, the community clings to its Midwestern values and attitudes about life. We know our neighbors and care about each other. The citizens of Liberal welcome new residents and want you to become part of the community.

People in Liberal take great pride in their neighborhoods and the community. The Builders Incentive program also helps prospective homebuilders. Based on a sliding scale that correlates to the size of the home, the cash incentive ranges from $1,000 to $5,000. Funding for this program comes from the community’s 1 percent city sales tax. If you’re looking for rental housing, there is an abundant supply. Located throughout the community you can find houses, apartments, condos, duplexes and manufactured homes. Rental rates range from small apartments starting around $350 per month to

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iberal offers a wide variety of housing, from historic homes adjacent to the original downtown district to luxurious, modern homes under construction. Residential properties include lakeside estates; ranch-style homes from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s; and bungalows. There are also numerous two-story, four-square homes built in the Craftsman style of the ’20s and several Sears & Roebuck homes scattered across the community. Most of the new home development is located in the southern and northern sections of town. In the south section, many of the homes are single-story homes that include basements and range in price from $80,000 to $120,000. In the northern section, there are many custom-designed homes that range from $100,000 to $600,000. Heavy renovation of existing homes is under way northeast of the city in the oldest section of town. The revitalization efforts here have been encouraged by help from the OTLR Inc. (a nonprofit housing organization), as well as by the city’s CHDO (Community Housing

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iberal is a major retail trade center of southwest Kansas and the Oklahoma panhandle. Over 350 retail shops and services, restaurants, and entertainment facilities serve the 80,000 people in the trade area. Seward County has the fourth-largest “pull factor” of any of the counties in Kansas and continues to grow.

of these improvements greatly enhance the beauty of the central shopping area. In 2000, the Wal-Mart Super Center was built, leaving its old facility available. Taking its place were businesses like West Lake ACE Hardware, Dunlap’s (department store), Hastings and Dollar General.

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Besides retail stores, Liberal has many financial institutions and plenty of professional service providers. Whether you’re looking for an architect, lawyer, doctor or accountant, all can be found at convenient locations throughout the city. Rounding out the commercial activity are the many business support services located here. Companies appreciate the local availability of travel agencies, printers,

You can find anything that you want or need in the city of Liberal. There are three major shopping areas in the city — the downtown shops and businesses, an indoor shopping mall, and a large outdoor shopping center. A recent revitalization project for the downtown area provided new sidewalks, flower boxes, shade trees and decorative street lighting. All

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building contractors and computer consultants. Together, these businesses create a thriving commercial hub for Liberal and all of southwest Kansas.

Dining With plenty of eateries, Liberal offers an unsurpassed variety of menus certain to satisfy everyone — from fine steak (Liberal’s own National Beef) to Oriental, Mexican and fast food. We have small cafés, family-style restaurants and private clubs to suit any taste. More than 40 eating establishments are currently located in the Liberal area.

Entertainment Movies When you want to catch the latest “feature presentation,” you can find it at Liberal’s

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COMMERCE Southgate shopping center. This four-screen movie theater is not only popular among Liberal residents, but also among moviegoers from neighboring communities.

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The Southwest Symphony Society meets weekly during the school year and performs at various community events and concerts. Live on Stage II brings five outstanding concerts to the community each year. Wizards of Harmony is a male barbershop singing group that provides entertainment at various events throughout the year. The Rainbow Players is a community theater group. Players of all ages are welcome to participate in local drama and musical performances. Both concerts and theatriTravel Accommodations cal productions can also be Liberal is home to 16 motels and one bed seen at area schools and at Seward County Community and breakfast, with a total of 805 rooms. College. Two of these motels have meeting facilities.

The Seward County Event Center can accommodate meetings, conventions, trade shows and exhibitions holding up to 2,000 people.

Sporting Events

If you’re into sports, Liberal hosts hundreds of local school and recreational events each year. From high school football games to Little League baseball, there’s something for everyone. Liberal High School offers a wide range of sporting events to enjoy. The Redskins boast a four-time defending state-champion football team, a 14-time defending state-champion men’s track team, and a 10-time defending state-champion women’s track team. Sporting events for the SAINTS of Seward County Community College include men’s and women’s teams for basketball, tennis, baseball, volleyball and softball. The city also has the coveted privilege of experiencing semi-pro baseball at its best. The Bee Jays baseball team is a member of the Jayhawk Conference, playing in the National Baseball Congress and sanctioned by the NCAA. The team plays home games at the recently renovated Brent Gould Field at Seward Community College, and admission is free.

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HEALTH CARE

Commitment to Health & Healing

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outhwest Medical Center (SWMC) operates as a not-for-profit acute-care hospital. The first patient received medical service in August 1964. Southwest Medical Center is a business entity governed by a Board of Trustees (appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Seward County) and an administration selected by the Board of Trustees. Through the years, SWMC has become a regional medical center serving patients

from a five-state region of Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. As the hospital evolves in a changing industry, one of the goals is “Keeping Quality Healthcare Close to Home.” This means recruiting and retaining highly skilled physicians, utilizing state-of-the-art medical technology, and embracing compassionate patient care.

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HEALTH CARE Southwest Medical Center is a regional medical center serving patients from a fivestate area.

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Southwest Medical Center has more than 400 employees who work with 30 physicians to offer a wide range of medical services. Facilities and services include an intensive care unit, a birthing center, surgical suites, an emergency department, a mental health unit, rehabilitation and therapy services, radiology services, and laboratory services. This is a dynamic hospital with a medical staff that utilizes the most advanced equipment in the health care industry. SWMC exists for the sole purpose of serving residents of Liberal and surrounding communities in the region. Many other medical facilities can also be found in Liberal. Southwest Guidance Center is an outpatient community health center. It is staffed by clinical psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists and clinical nurse specialists. Veterans are welcome to stop by the Seward County Veteran’s Services office if they have medical needs. The facility is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily and provides transportation to the VA hospital in Amarillo. Hospice service in our community is provided by Liberal Home Health and Hospice. The Seward County Health Department offers family-planning services, prenatal programs, immunizations and child health screenings. Numerous independent medical personnel in the community meet individual and family needs for other health services. These health providers include dentists, orthodontists, chiropractors, optometrists and physical therapists. For senior adults, there are facilities for assisted living and adult day care. Often residents are able to live independently but enjoy being provided with meals and varying levels of assistance. For people who need 24-hour-a-day residential care, Liberal has two traditional skilled nursing facilities. If you’re healthy and have an interest in preserving your health, you’ll find several health and fitness clubs in Liberal. At these facilities, you can participate in racquetball, martial arts, dance, weight lifting and exercise classes of all kinds. There are also more than 90 acres of parkland with playing fields throughout Liberal, as well as facilities for swimming, golf and other healthy activities.


MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

Alphabetical Listing 2

21 Diesel

Jack Johnson 330 S Clay Liberal KS 67901 626-6411.....................Fax: 626-6701 21diesel@sbcglobal.net Auto Repair & Service A

A G Edwards & Sons, Inc

Casey Mein 21 Plaza Dr Liberal KS 67901 626-4800.....................Fax: 626-4858 casey.mein@agedwards.com Financial Brokers/Investors

A Life Change

Vicky Kauffman 2132 Sierra Dr PO Box 826 Liberal KS 67905-0826 629-1898.....................Fax: 624-1307 kauffman@swko.net Health Food/Vitamins

Aaron’s Sales & Lease

Kenny Hight 188 East Parkway Blvd Liberal KS 67901 626-6400.....................Fax: 626-6424 Furniture Sales/Lease

Abbott Construction

405 S Webster Liberal KS 67901 624-2922.....................Fax: 624-2933 Construction

ABC Self-Store-It

Ginny Gilmore 605 Terminal Rd PO Box 1001 Liberal KS 67905 624-5161.....................Fax: 624-6426 ccposl@adelphia.net Storage

Action Realty & Auction

C J Wettstein 207 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-3333.....................Fax: 624-3354 action@swko.net Real Estate

Advanced Surgical Associates

Dr Moffat 555 W 15th Ste B PO Box 6007 Liberal KS 67905-6007 624-4946.....................Fax: 624-0952 Medical Clinics/Physicians

Air Products

Tony Werner Rt 2 Box 233 Liberal KS 67901 626-5700.....................Fax: 626-5764 werneraj@apci.com Manufacturers

Al Shank Insurance Inc

Al Shank Jr. 24 W 2nd St PO Box 2559 Liberal KS 67905-2559 624-2559.....................Fax: 624-7331 ashank@alshank.com Insurance

Alcan Packaging

Steve Tobias 2036 Stone Court Bedford TX 76021 817-858-9272 .....Fax: 817-685-6912 stephen.tobias@alcan.com Manufacturers

Allen, Dr Ray/ Dr David Fitzgerald, MDs

David Fitzgerald 2 Plaza Dr Liberal KS 67901-2796 624-5691.....................Fax: 624-3656 allenfitz@sbcglobal.net Medical Clinics/Physicians

Allstate Plumbing

Julio Jimenez 122 S Kansas Ave Liberal KS 67901 624-1101.....................Fax: 624-1105 Plumbing

Alltel

Jamie Benoit 1507 N Kansas Ave Liberal KS 67901 626-7670.....................Fax: 626-7578 www.alltel.com Communications

Alva Monument Co

Buddy Sams 111 E Tucker Rd Ste A Liberal KS 67901 624-4211.....................Fax: 624-4211 buddysams@yahoo.com Monument

American Family Ins, Lenear Agency Tammy Lenear 7 Village Plaza Liberal KS 67901 624-2342 tlenear@amfam.com Insurance

American Family Ins, Long Agency

Jeff Long 303 N Kansas Ste 102 Liberal KS 67901 626-5664.....................Fax: 626-4830 jlon2@amfam.com Insurance

American Title & Abstract Spec., Inc

Renee Haralson 217 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-9111.....................Fax: 624-6610 amt@swko.net Abstract & Title See ad page 23

Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

Vickie Thompson 1707 W. 2nd Liberal KS 67901 482-1001.....................Fax: 482-1013 Vickie.Thompson@anadarko.com Gas/Oil Related

Andrade Auto Sales

Mike Andrade 153 W Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901 624-2400.....................Fax: 624-4516 Auto New & Used

Andrade Photography

Henry Andrade 18 E 2nd St PO Box 2705 Liberal KS 67905-2705 624-6492.....................Fax: 624-5452 Photography

Ansari MD, Suhail

AT&T

Darin Miller 407 N 7th Garden City KS 67846-5524 620-276-4515 .....Fax: 620-276-4513 darin.miller@att.com Communications

AYR Lanes

Robert Burkey 2050 N Kansas PO Box 636 Liberal KS 67905 624-6228 info@ayrlanes.com Bowling B

B & B Electrical

Kim Blakely 118 W 2nd PO Box 2401 Liberal KS 67905 626-8244 ...................Fax: 626-6902 b-belectric@sbcglobal.net Construction - Electrical See ad page 6

Baker Arts Center

Shirley Fawkes 624 N Pershing Liberal KS 67901-3115 624-2810.....................Fax: 624-7726 bakeraartscenter@sbcglobal.net Museums

Bank of America

Karan Richardson 300 N Kansas Ave Liberal KS 67901 626-3424.....................Fax: 624-3557 Bank/Credit Union

Bank of Beaver City, Liberal Banking Center

Body Spa, The

Chelsee Maxwell 8 Village Plaza Liberal KS 67901 624-4555 Spa

Boles, E Paul

Paul Road 16 PO Box 919 Liberal KS 67905-0919 620-598-2366 .....Fax: 620-598-2259 Associate

Boman Painting & Drywall

Scott Boman 2108 Nevada Dr Liberal KS 67901 626-6243.....................Fax: 626-7686 Paint/Wallpaper

Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Richard Garza 1500 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 626-7592 www.braums.com Restaurants/Clubs

Brooks, Olson & Peterson

Bears & Hares Mercantile Sally Huling 13 E 2nd Liberal KS 67901 626-4273 Gifts

Bell, Jim

Jim 1036 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-5676 Associate

Applebee’s

Ben E. Keith/Mike Todd

Deanna Burkhart 1490 General Welch Blvd Liberal KS 67901 624-3190 ...................Fax: 624-1809 deanna.burkhart@aquila.com Utilities See ad page 29

Terry & Kathy Keeton 221 W 6th Liberal KS 67901 624-0720 keeton@bluebirdinnbandb.com Bed & Breakfast

Barnett Realtor, Cory Cory 111 E 2nd St PO Box 547 Liberal KS 67905-0547 624-0547

Carisa McPhail 131 Sunflower Blvd Liberal KS 67901 620-655-6146 www.benekeith.com Food Services 1329 Westhaven Liberal KS 67901 620-482-4350 www.benekeith.com Food Services

Best Well Service

Tony Bruce 1461 General Welch Blvd PO Box 1244 Liberal KS 67905-1244 624-0347 Gas/Oil Related See ad page 29

Byron Bird & Assoc. Chtd

Linda Billings 224 N Lincoln Liberal KS 67901 624-1994.....................Fax: 624-2012 Accountants/CPA See ad page 6

Bluebird Inn Bed & Breakfast

Brier & Hale

Ben E. Keith/Carisa McPhail

Aquila (Peoples Natural Gas)

Tammy Vannaman 505 N Kansas PO Box 649 Liberal KS 67905-0649 624-9000.....................Fax: 624-9028 tvannaman@ksbbbs.org Clubs/Organizations

Jason Weber 10 E Tucker Rd Liberal KS 67901 624-0707.....................Fax: 624-1217 www.bankofbeaver.com Bank

Dr. Suhail Ansari 121 E 11th Liberal KS 67901 624-6222 Medical Clinics/Physicians See ad page 12 Chuck Wagner 2611 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-2422 Restaurants/Clubs

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Leon Hale 424 N. Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-8421.....................Fax: 624-3624 Books/Music/Instruments Steve Brooks 400 N Washington Liberal KS 67901 624-8494.....................Fax: 624-6267 bmoney@swko.net Attorneys

Brown’s Furniture

Alan Brown 1100 E Pancake Blvd PO Box 1070 Liberal KS 67905-1070 624-3482.....................Fax: 624-5225 Furniture

Brown’s Shoe Fit

Greg Augustine 1413 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901-3387 624-2921.....................Fax: 624-2934 bsfcliberal@yahoo.com Shoes

Buckle, The

Anna O’Kane 1533 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901-5202 626-5401 www.buckle.com Clothing

Budget Host La Fonda Motel

Rohit M Bombaywala 229 W Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901 624-5601.....................Fax: 624-7524 www.liberallafonda.com Hotels/Motels

Bultman Tire Center

Bill Mills 823 S Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-4823.....................Fax: 626-8628 freida@bultmantire.com Auto & Truck Service

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C. Dean Riney Insurance Inc

Mike Riney 1011 N Kansas PO Box 277 Liberal KS 67905-0277 624-6238 ...................Fax: 624-5502 mdriney@swbell.net Insurance See ad page 23

Call, Jack

Jack Rt 2 Box 252 410 Yucca Turpin OK 73950 580-778-3541 jackc@ptsi.net Associate

Cancer Center of Kansas, PA

Yoosaf Abraham 315 W 15th St Liberal KS 67901 629-6727.....................Fax: 629-6729 yoosaf.abraham@ cancercenterofkansas.com Medical Clinics/Physicians

Center for Independent Living for SWKS

Troy Horton 1023 N Kansas Ste 2 Liberal KS 67901 624-6576.....................Fax: 624-5377 thorton@cilswks.org Clubs/Organizations

Chance, Francis, & Harding

Marvin Chance, Jr 303 N Kansas Ste 106 PO Box 2227 Liberal KS 67905 624-3018.....................Fax: 624-8022 marvin@mtgs.net Investment Property

Chance’s Service Center

Marvin or Nancy Chance 11 W Pine Liberal KS 67901 624-8726.....................Fax: 624-8933 jchance@swko.net Auto Repair/Service

Christian, Willis 1119 N Calhoun Liberal KS 67901 624-5353 Associate

Chrysler Corner, Inc

Jay Musgrave 406 E Pancake Blvd PO Box 1295 Liberal KS 67905-1295 624-1683.....................Fax: 624-9510 jaymusgrave@chryslercorner.com Auto New & Used See ad page 4

Cimarron American Red Cross

Sherry Helmke 301 E 5th Liberal KS 67901-3445 624-8411.....................Fax: 624-3511 cimarc@roadrunner.com Clubs/Organizations

Cimarron Pathology

Dr. Hubert Peterson 1436 N Western Ave Liberal KS 67901 626-8500.....................Fax: 626-6625 Medical Clinics/Physicians

Cinco de Mayo

Jack Cooley PO Box 1056 Liberal KS 67905 629-5089 Clubs/Organization

The information in this membership directory has been provided and reviewed for accuracy by the Liberal Chamber of Commerce. CommunityLink and Craig Williams Creative Inc. assume no responsibility for omissions or errors of any kind.

Circle D Appliance, Inc

David Quiring 311 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901-3327 624-1223.....................Fax: 624-4783 circledapp@sbcglobal.net Appliances

Circle D TV

Don Schiltz 311 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-2882.....................Fax: 624-2882 circledtv@sbcglobal.net Television Sales

City of Liberal

Mark Hall 325 N Washington PO Box 2199 Liberal KS 67905-2199 626-0102.....................Fax: 626-0511 liberalcitymgr@swko.net Government

Clifton Realtor, Ron

Ron 307 N Kansas Ste 101 Liberal KS 67901 624-1212.....................Fax: 624-1249 rclifton@liberal.net Real Estate

Clingan Tires, Inc.

Melinda Wills 314 S Kansas Liberal KS 67901-3797 624-5649.....................Fax: 624-4920 Auto Repair/Service

Coca-Cola, Inc

Danny Cohns 4645 Commerce Drive Garden City KS 67846 800-922-2805 Beverage

Cole Communication Deborah Cole 20 E Tucker Rd Liberal Ks 67901 Communications

Cole Construction Tommye Cole 1503 Nelson Liberal KS 67901 624-6307 Construction

Collins Diamonds

Audie or Karla Bartel 222 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901-3395 624-3311.....................Fax: 624-7269 www.collinsdiamonds.net Jeweler

Community Bank, The

Mark Schepers 2320 N Kansas PO Box 3065 Liberal KS 67905-3065 624-6898.....................Fax: 624-2381 Bank/Credit Union See ad page 24

CommunityLink

George Prudhomme 4742 Holts Prairie Road PO Box 306 Pinckneyville IL 62274-0306 800-455-5600 www.communitylink.com Publication Printing

Conestoga Energy Partners, LLC Nick Hatcher 300 N Lincoln Liberal KS 67901 624-2901 Manufacturing

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MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Congos Tropical Caffe

Lupe Contreras 748 E Pancake Blvd Liberal Ks 67901 624-6555 yessboutique@sbcglobal.net Restaurant/Bar

Cottages of Liberal, The

Dermatology Laser Center, LLC

Paula Park 15 E 11th St PO Box 278 Liberal KS 67905 624-9100 ...................Fax: 624-9107 dermatology@swko.net Medical Clinics/Physicians

Cindy Hardin 2260 Sierra Dr Liberal KS 67901 626-5000.....................Fax: 626-5599 cottages@sbcglobal.net Housing

Dillons

Courtyard of Liberal LLC, The

Dorothys Hse, Lnd of Oz, Corndo Musm

Al Cruz 245 W Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901 626-7970 courtyardofliberal@yahoo.com Hotels/Motels

Crazy House

Preston Scott 702 E Pancake Blvd PO Box 1317 Liberal KS 67905-1317 624-0400.....................Fax: 624-0810 scottshaw@swko.net Clothing

Critter Care

Shirley Sander 730 S Kansas Ave Liberal KS 67901 370-3580.....................Fax: 624-8103 smeds@ptsi.net Animal boarding & grooming

Crosier Carpet Cleaning Jim Crosier 807 W 2nd St Liberal KS 67901 624-8501 Carpet Cleaning

Diane Sunley 1417 N Kansas Ave Liberal KS 67901 626-4227.....................Fax: 626-6135 Grocers

JoAnne Mansell 567 E Cedar Liberal KS 67901 624-7624.....................Fax: 624-7656 dorothyshouse.com Museums

Drs Cauble & Davis

Steve Cauble/Dora Davis 1401 W 15th PO Box 2317 Liberal KS 67905-2317 624-4371.....................Fax: 624-8521 www.drcauble-drdavis.com Optical See ad page 9

Dutton DDS,PA, Perlita M Perlita Dutton 23 Professional Dr #A Liberal KS 67901 626-4700 Dental Services E

Earl Feese Welding, LLC

Crossroads Center, Inc Rena Cross 17230 Bluebell Rd PO Box 2707 Liberal KS 67905 624-3133 Clubs/Organizations

Crown Consulting, Inc

Pam Schartz/David Rice 150 Plaza Dr Ste E PO Box 1816 Liberal KS 67905-1816 624-0156.....................Fax: 624-2845 crown@crownconsulting.com Consulting/Petroleum

Cutting Edge, The Pam Payton 307 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 626-5555 Barbers/Beauticians

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Daniels MD, Dr Jonathan

Mary Martwick 2132 N Kansas Ave Ste C Liberal KS 67901 624-1530.....................Fax: 624-3210 jdaniels320@hotmail.com Medical Clinics/Physicians

Dave’s Liquor

Dave Kline 1115 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-8888 Liquor

Days Inn

Jeff Granger 405 E Pancake Liberal KS 67901 626-7377.....................Fax: 626-7887 jgranger472@adelphia.net Hotels/Motels See ad page 24

DCP Midstream

Ron Griffin Rt 1 Box 220 Liberal KS 67901 626-1200.....................Fax: 626-1456 Gas/Oil Related

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Electric Motors

Charles & Kim Naab 311 S Country Estates Rd PO Box 1123 Liberal KS 67905-1123 624-1132 ..................Fax: 624-1137 Gas/Oil Related We Love Trouble Since 1968. New & Refurbished Motors Phase Converters. 311 S. Country Estates Rd. (S. Hwy 83 By-pass) Phone: 620-624-1132 or 620-624-5862 Fax: 620-624-1137 Nights 620-624-9479 or 620-624-4550 See ad page 6

Elite Motors

Rod Riley 2250 N Kansas Ave Liberal KS 67901 624-2886.....................Fax: 624-0066 Automobile Dealers New & Used

EPIC PCS

Larry Howell 150 Plaza Dr Ste 1 Liberal KS 67901 620-370-0409 lhowell@epictouch.com Communications

Exline

Rob Exline PO Box 1487 Salina KS 67402 800-255-0111 .....Fax: 785-826-4425 Large Engine Repair

Faith Tabernacle

Earl Feese 426 S Western Liberal KS 67901 624-6141.....................Fax: 624-6842 Welding

Earles Engineering & Inspection

Farm Bureau Financial Service

Easley’s Body Shop Jerry Easley 722 S Kansas Ave Liberal KS 67901 624-5121 Auto Repair/Service

Economy Hearing Aid Tim Ingram 2630 N Kansas Ave PO Box 72 Liberal KS 67905-0072 626-6356 hear@earhelp.com Hearing Services

Edward Jones/Bird

Greg Bird 16 E 2nd Liberal KS 67901 624-1612.............Fax: 877-624-1614 www.edwardjones.com Financial Brokers/Investors

Edward Jones/Riley

Leo Riley 111 E Tucker Rd PO Box 1067 Liberal KS 67905 624-1611............ Fax: (888)449-5607 Financial Brokers/Investors

Edward Jones/Weeast

Jeff Weeast 925 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-0967.............Fax: 888-499-2766 Financial Brokers/Investors

El-Kan Drug, Inc

Bill or Donna Wilson 1033 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901-2698 624-4065 ...................Fax: 626-8906 Drug Stores

Ken Hathaway 116 W 3rd St PO Box 916 Liberal KS 67905-0916 624-8401 fumclib@swko.net Churches

Fitzgerald MD PA, Dr Rick

Tess Fitzgerald 1031 N Kansas PO Box 1814 Liberal KS 67905-1814 624-7550.....................Fax: 624-7784 Medical Clinics/Physicians

Five State Land Services, Inc

Mark Haralson 217 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-0900.....................Fax: 624-8499 www.fivestate.com Gas/Oil Related

Flooring America & Furniture Outlet

Mickey Mills 15 E Parkway Liberal KS 67901 626-5959.....................Fax: 626-7775 Carpet & Furniture

Flower Basket, The

Jennifer Turpin 212 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901-3326 624-7049.....................Fax: 624-7100 theflowerbasket@swko.net Flower Shop

Foss, Kathy F

Rex Petty 514 N Kansas PO Box 1432 Liberal KS 67905-1432 624-7565.....................Fax: 624-4455 Churches

Peter Earles 211 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 626-8912 ...................Fax: 626-5408 earlesinc@earleseng.com Engineers

First United Methodist Church

Scott Kane/Ethan Harder 1010 N Kansas PO Box 2525 Liberal KS 67905 624-1681.....................Fax: 624-3732 mccartyg@fbfs.com Insurance

Farm Credit of Southwest Kansas

Jim Nelson 2451 N Kansas PO Box 1294 Liberal KS 67905 624-0171 ...................Fax: 624-7578 jim.nelson@fcswks.com Bank/Credit Union See ad page 23

Feist Yellow Book

Kendra Ulwelling 3020 N Cypress Ste 200 Wichita KS 67226 316-303-3300 .....Fax: 316-303-3331 kulwelling@feistcorp.com Directories & Guides

First Baptist Church

David Bagwell 204 N Sherman PO Box 648 Liberal KS 67905-0648 624-1641.....................Fax: 626-7096 dbagwell@swko.net Churches

First National Bank, The

Tina Call 324 N Kansas PO Box 1217 Liberal KS 67905-1217 624-1971 ...................Fax: 624-9639 cary@fnbliberal.com Bank/Credit Union See ad page 27

First Southern Baptist Church Todd Brown 621 N Western Liberal KS 67901 620-624-0186 Churches

Cox Media 250 N Washington Great Bend KS 67530 620-792-2737 Associate

Fox Roofing LLC

Larry Parker PO Box 1862 Liberal KS 67905-1862 624-6682.....................Fax: 626-3665 Construction-Roofing

Francis, Shannon Shannon 1501 Tucker Ct Liberal KS 67901 624-9571 Associate

Girlfriends Flowers & Gifts

Hastings

Glassman Corp.

Hay, Rice & Associates

Karan Ediger 1541 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-1649.....................Fax: 624-9001 flowersbygirlfriends@swko.net Flower Shop Joseph Glassman 615 E 13th PO Box 218 Hays KS 67601 785-625-2115 .....Fax: 785-625-7029 Construction - Mechanical/Electricat

Golden Plains Credit Union

Jana Jantzen 21 Medical Dr PO Box 786 Liberal KS 67905-0786 624-8491 ...................Fax: 624-6562 jjantzen@gpcu.org Bank/Credit Union See ad page 9

Good Samaritan Center TheLiberal

Brad Boatright 2160 Zinnia Ln Liberal KS 67901-2089 624-3831.....................Fax: 624-2429 bboatrig@good-sam.com Nursing Home

Gore Nitrogen Pumping Service

Gary Gore PO Box 65 Seiling OK 73663 580-922-4660 .....Fax: 580-922-4659 goren2@pldi.net Gas/Oil Related

Graber Service

Eugene L Graber 603 N Kansas PO Box 887 Liberal KS 67905-0887 624-2312.....................Fax: 626-8036 Tires

Graham OD, Dr. Steven D.

Bobi Graham 2136 N Kansas Ave Liberal KS 67901 624-3841.....................Fax: 624-0241 www.visionsource-drgraham.com Optical See ad page 2

Great Lakes Aviation

French Construction

Bill French 111 E 2nd St PO Box 2228 Liberal KS 67905-2228 624-9522.....................Fax: 624-5848 frenchconst@swko.net Construction

Friend’s University

Richard Pina 2100 W University St Wichita KS 67213 800-295-2233 x 5573 Fax: 316-295-5050 pina@friends.edu Education

Fritzson Rentals

Elaine Fritzson PO Box 2226 Liberal KS 67905-2226 624-2226 Housing

Furniture Mart

Larry Harp 522 S Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-7411 ...................Fax: 624-7549 Furniture G

Gateway Inn

Sandy Bradford 720 E Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901 624-0242.....................Fax: 624-1952 gatewayks@hotmail.com Hotels/Motels

Gilmore’s Roustabout Service

Scott Gilmore 1910 W 3rd PO Box 1789 Liberal KS 67905-1789 624-0452.....................Fax: 624-0457 Gas/Oil Related

Kathleen McGhee 720 Termonal Rd Liberal KS 67901-5117 624-0648.....................Fax: 624-2391 maryosso@telobeep.com Air Travel

Great Western Dining Serv Inc

Jerry Odle, Jr 1801 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-7677.....................Fax: 624-7677 FoodService@sccc.edu Caterers See ad page 23 H

Halliburton Energy Services Inc

Jay Fitts 1100 W Pancake Blvd PO Box 1598 Liberal KS 67905-1598 624-3879.....................Fax: 629-4673 jayson.fitts@halliburton.com Gas/Oil Related See ad page 23

Hamm Roofing

Terry Hamm 200 S Kansas Ave PO Box 1302 Liberal KS 67905-1302 624-3377.....................Fax: 624-1855 Construction

Hastco, Inc.

Debbie Ash 813 Graham St Emporia KS 66801 620-343-2373 .....Fax: 620-343-8307 hastco@hastco.com Construction-commercial

Nathan Kitchens 1551 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 626-5320.....................Fax: 626-0842 manager_9734@hastings-ent.com Book, Music, Video, Inst, Gifts Dustin Ormiston 21 Plaza Dr PO Box 2707 Liberal KS 67905-2707 624-8471 ...................Fax: 624-9260 dustin@hayrice.com Accountants/CPA

Heritage Real Estate Group, INC

Lidia Hook-Gray 1 S Kansas, Ste 2 PO Box 1736 Liberal KS 67905-1736 626-6100.....................Fax: 626-5991 heritage@swko.net Real Estate See ad page 28

Hettic, Ray

Ray 851 N Holly PO Box 67 Liberal KS 67905-0067 624-8994 Retiree

Hi-Plains Pest Control LLC

Dean Walter 2001 W 2nd PO Box 1183 Liberal KS 67905 624-2162.............Fax: 240-209-6097 walter@swko.net Pest Control

High Plains Heritage Foundation, Inc

De Ricketts PO Box 1278 Liberal KS 67905-1278 620-655-8532 .....Fax: 620-655-8532 hphf@liberal.net Foundation

High Plains Pizza Inc.

Kent Colvin 7 West Parkway PO Box 2438 Liberal KS 67905-2438 624-5638.....................Fax: 624-5411 kcolvin@highplainspizza.com Restaurants/Clubs

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

Rikki Carrasco 1550 N Lincoln Liberal KS 67901 624-9700 ...................Fax: 624-0206 hieliberal@swko.net Hotels/Motels See ad page 31

Holmes, Carl Dean

Carl 1820 N Cain PO Box 2288 Liberal KS 67905-2288 624-7361 repcarl@aol.com Associate

Home-Pro Inspections

Ronald Naab 1504 Hackberry St PO Box 1517 Garden City KS 67846 620-276-6438 .....Fax: 620-276-1911 www.inspecthp.com Home Inspections

Huelskamp, Senator Tim

Tim 9012 26 Rd PO Box 379 Fowler KS 67844-0379 620-646-5413 .....Fax: 810-821-2712 thuelska@ink.org Associate

Hutch’s C-Store #111 David Hutchinson 1580 N Kansas Ave Liberal KS 67901 624-5084 Convenience Stores


MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Hutch’s C-Store #117

David Hutchinson 850 S Kansas Ave PO Box 608 Liberal KS 67905 624-8730.....................Fax: 624-2238 Convenience Stores

Jury, Farrar & Associates DO,PA Laura Strange 2381 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-1679.....................Fax: 624-6001 www.juryfarrar.com Optical

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International Pancake Day

Jo Ann Combs 318 N Lincoln PO Box 665 Liberal KS 67905-0665 624-6423.....................Fax: 626-0540 info@pancakeday.net Clubs/Organizations

Isakson, Randy

Randy 2511 Zinnia Lane PO Box 542 Liberal KS 67905-0542 626-6824.....................Fax: 626-4384 risakson55@yahoo.com Associate

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K & K Oil Co.

George Schilens W 2nd St Rd PO Box 1173 Liberal KS 67905 624-6904 ...................Fax: 624-6948 Fuel/Wholesale

K.C.’s General Store/Cippi Salsa Kim Sandoval 306 Main Kismet KS 67859 620-563-7000 www.cippisalsa.com Convenience Stores

Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home

Last Tangle, The

Liberal Light

Law Office of Daniel H Diepenbrock,PA

Liberal Ministerial Alliance

KJIL/KHYM

Rick/Mellissa Brenneman 1212 W 2nd Liberal KS 67901-3510 624-5647 ...................Fax: 624-5253 brenneman.fh@sbcglobel.net Funeral Homes Don Hughes 909 W Carthage PO Box 991 Meade KS 67864 620-873-2991 .....Fax: 620-873-2755 kjil@kjil.com Radio Stations

Dan Diepenbrock 223 N Kansas Ave PO 2677 Liberal KS 67905 262-8502.....................Fax: 626-6804 diepenbr@swko.net Attorney

KKBS Boss Radio

Legends Printing & Publishing

Karlie Blue 3001 Highway 64 North PO Box 1756 Guymon OK 73942 580-338-5493 .....Fax: 580-338-0717 kkbs@kkbs.com Radio Stations

Bob Carlile 1010 E Pancake Blvd PO Box 2436 Liberal KS 67905-2436 -624-8439 ...........Fax: 620-624-2846 jandrsand@sbcglobal.net Asphalt

J & T Electric

Jason Wood 730 N Webster Liberal KS 67901 620-391-0520 .............Fax: 626-7664 Contractors - Electrical

J-A-G Construction Co.

Randy Carlile 1531 Airpark Ave PO Box 1313 Liberal KS 67905-1313 624-0200.....................Fax: 624-1448 Construction

J-A-G II Construction Rick Marbeouf PO Box 615 Garden City KS 67846 316-276-8409 Construction

JC Penney

Bill Desmuke 1513 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-1991.....................Fax: 624-0103 jdesm1@jcpenney.com Department Stores

JCLS Salon

Sylvia Pando 1010 S Kansas Ste A6 Liberal KS 67901 624-5800 Barbers/Beauticians

Jim O’Grady Trucking Jim O’Grady 2nd St Rd PO Box 2910 Liberal KS 67905 624-5343 Transportation/Trucking

Joe’s Locksmith Service

Joe Ramon 1029 N Kansas Ste C PO Box 1083 Liberal KS 67905 624-4105 joeslocksmithservice@hotmail.com locksmith

Jolies Images

Aaron Novack 303 N Kansas Ste 104 Liberal KS 67901 624-3356 aaron@joliesimages.com Photography

Jones Monument Co, Inc

Gene Jones 810 N Kansas PO Box 2753 Liberal KS 67905-2753 624-4711.....................Fax: 624-0925 Monument

Mike Rand 901 N 2nd Ave PO Box 1563 Dodge City KS 67801-1563 620-225-0020 .....Fax: 620-225-1213 m.rand@legendsofdodgecity.com Printing

Liberal Animal Hospital

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J & R Sand Co, Inc

Rae Blain 45 Village Plaza Liberal KS 67901 624-0205 Barber/Beautician

Kansas State University

Div of Continuing Ed 13 College Court Bldg Manhattan KS 66506-6014 785-532-5575 .. Fax: 785-532-5637 informationdce@ksu.edu Education Be a Wildcat Wherever you Live! K-State distance education & 2+2 programs with community colleges makes it easier than ever for you to continue your education. Earn a certificate or bachelor’s or master’s degree from a nationally recognized university!

Kansas Truck Center Liberal

Knudsen, Dennis

Dr. Knudsen 222 W 15th PO Box 2529 Liberal KS 67905-2529 624-3811 ..................Fax: 624-3816 jlknudsen@msn.com Associate Dennis Knudsen, MD Jayme Applebee, ARNP Melia Stoll, ARNP Over 50 years of combined service. Full range of OB & gynecological Care, including laser surgery.

Brett Jones 2300 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-8461.....................Fax: 624-1959 liberalanimalhosp@yahoo.com Veterinarians

Liberal Area Coalition for Families PO Box 631 Liberal KS 67905

Liberal Country Club

Mike Brack 339 W 18th St Liberal KS 67901 624-3061.....................Fax: 624-0010 mikeb@swko.net Restaurants/Clubs See ad page 10

Liberal Elks Lodge #1947

KSCB-KLDG

Matt Friederich 1310 S Kansas Ave PO Box 1005 Liberal KS 67905-1005 624-5688.....................Fax: 624-5680 mfriederich@kansastruck.com Truck Sales/Service

Stu Melchert 1410 N Western Liberal KS 67901 624-3891.....................Fax: 624-7885 www.kscb.net Radio Stations

Gerald Childres 2010 S Holly Dr PO Box 613 Liberal KS 67905-0613 624-7621 Clubs/Organizations

KC’S Sports Pub

KSLS/KYUU Rocking M Radio Liberal

Liberal Family Chiropractic

Brooke Bryan 44 Village Plaza Liberal KS 67901 624-1822 brooke_bryan13@yahoo.mail Restaurants/Clubs

KD’s Liquor

Carla Curtis/Ken Hamilton 190 W Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901 624-0500 Liquor

Monte Miller CEO 150 Plaza Dr Ste J Liberal KS 67901 624-8156.....................Fax: 624-4606 Radio Stations

KUPK TV/KLBY TV

Bryce Baker 2900 E Schulman Ave Garden City KS 67846 620-272-1379 Television Stations

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Jerry Wills 234 W Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901 624-1846.....................Fax: 624-1846 Restaurants/Clubs

Kim’s Ribs

Kim Peterson 103 W Main PO Box 18 Guymon OK 73942 624-6600.............Fax: 580-468-7427 ribs@ptsi.net Caterers

King’s Pit BBQ

Connie Keeton 35 E Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901 624-2541 Restaurants/Clubs Caterers See ad page 9

Liberal Harley-Davidson

Kent Seba 900 E Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901 624-5588.....................Fax: 624-0943 liberalhd@sbcglobal.net Motorcycles

Liberal Hearing Aid Center

Keating Tractor and Equip

Russ Keating/Julie Parsons 1900 W 2nd St Rd PO Box 219 Liberal KS 67905-0219 624-1668 ...................Fax: 624-1660 keating@keatingtractor.com Farm Equipment/Supplies See ad page 23

Dr Julio Jimenez 2330 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-7773.....................Fax: 626-5573 Chiropractic Services

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La Hacienda

Christina Ybarra 339 E Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901 626-7319 Restaurant/Club

Land Title & Abstract Service, Inc.

Tammy Kiley 303 N Kansas, Ste 103 Liberal KS 67901 624-5686.....................Fax: 624-2384 liberal@ltaservices.com Abstract & Title

Landmark Real Estate Center LLC

Richard Farrar & Bill Hockett 307 N Kansas Ave Ste 101 Liberal KS 67901 624-1212.....................Fax: 624-1249 www.LiberalHomes.com Real Estate See ad page 8

Lane DO, Dr Gerald

11 W Parkway Liberal KS 67901 624-7900.....................Fax: 624-7979 glane@fryeye.com Optical

Debbie S or Brendan W 1411 W. 15th Ste 201 Liberal KS 67901 624-5216 ...................Fax: 624-2148 Hearing Services

Liberal Home Health & Hospice

Cheryl Rice 502 N Kansas PO Box 505 Liberal KS 67905-0505 626-4798.....................Fax: 626-4799 Health Care

Liberal Inn

Kenny/Pam McElvain 603 E Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901-4399 624-7254.....................Fax: 624-7254 liberalinn@adelphia.net Hotels/Motels See ad page 31

Liberal is OzSome Campaign Rozelle Webb 4 Rock Island Rd PO Box 451 Liberal KS 67905-0451 624-7049 Non-Profit Operating

Liberal Kenworth

Bill Rowe 342 S Country Estates Rd PO Box 1851 Liberal KS 67905-1851 624-2500.....................Fax: 624-5190 browe@liberalkw.com Truck Sales/Service

Jane Head 12 W. 2nd Liberal KS 67901 67901 624-4614 Newspaper Rusty Callahan PO Box 104 Liberal KS 67905 626-6232 Clubs/Organizations

Liberal Mobile Homes, Inc

Danny Burtzloff 733 E Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901-4388 624-1981.....................Fax: 624-1984 info@lmhhomes.com Housing

Liberal Office Machines Co

Greg or Larry Wells 1015 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901-2696 624-5653.....................Fax: 626-6177 lom1@sbcglobal.net Office Supply

Liberal Plaza, LLC

Gabriel Jeidel 16 E 34th, 16th Floor New York NY 10016 212-889-4417 .....Fax: 212-889-4838 Real Estate

Lucero MD, Chtd, Mariana E

Dr Mariana Lucero, MD 1404 N Western Ave PO Box 709 Liberal KS 67905-0709 624-7400 ...................Fax: 624-7444 mluceromd@hotmail.com Medical Clinics/Physicians See ad page 5

Luminous Neon, Inc

Nathan Haskell 2300 Wyatt Earp PO Box 1339 Dodge City KS 67801 620-227-2307 .....Fax: 620-227-2394 nhaskell@luminousneon.com Signs

Lyddon Aero Center

Bill Lyddon 721 Terminal Rd PO Box 945 Liberal KS 67905-0945 624-1646.....................Fax: 624-0566 lyddonac@swko.net Air Charter See ad page 4

Lynn’s Total Comfort

Carl Lynn 636 S Kansas PO Box 770 Liberal KS 67905-0770 624-3113.....................Fax: 624-1318 Air/Heating/Refrigeration

Liberal Safety Lane, Inc

Ray Eichman 117 W Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901-4096 624-5645.....................Fax: 624-2609 lslinc@sbcglobal.net Auto Repair/Service

Liberal Springs Assisted Living

Karrie Ipson 1500 Terrace Ave Liberal KS 67901 624-8000.....................Fax: 624-8035 liberalspringsed@emeritus.com Assisted Living

Liberal Standard Supply, Inc

Bruce Anderson 1030 S Kansas Liberal KS 67901-4196 624-7721.....................Fax: 624-1541 bruceliberal@hotmail.com Hardware

Liberal Workforce Center

Peggy McVickers/Rita Lovato 1531 N Kansas Ave Liberal KS 67901 624-3565.....................Fax: 624-3355 pmcvickers@kansascommerce.com Job Service

Liberty Food Service

Liz Thomashide 1501 E 8th Liberal KS 67901 626-5566.....................Fax: 626-8401 Food Services

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Madden Oil

Kenny Sizemore 211 S Kansas PO Box 148 Liberal KS 67905-0148 624-1961 ...................Fax: 624-6905 maddenoil@swko.net Fuel/Wholesale

Malin, John

John 515 N Purdue Liberal KS 67901 Retiree

March of Dimes

Carlene Schweer 1710 Glenellen Dr Garden City KS 67846 620-275-5988 .....Fax: 620-275-5988 cschweer@marchofdimes.com Clubs/Organizations

Mary’s Certified Travel

Mary Downs 1941 N Calhoun Liberal KS 67901 624-4234.....................Fax: 624-8104 cruisepro@swko.net Travel Agency

Light, Phil

Maurices #614

Live on Stage II

McDonald’s

Phil 2320 N Kansas PO Box 2797 Liberal KS 67905-2797 624-2762.....................Fax: 624-8860 Associate James W Jackson 527 N Jordan Liberal KS 67901 624-5995 JasJack@adelphia.net Non-Profit Charitable

LMH Janitorial, LLC

Danny Burtzloff 733 E Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901 624-1981.....................Fax: 624-1984 info@lmhhomes.com Janitorial Supplies

Lowry, Ned

Ned 2180 Dahlia Lane PO Box 1847 Liberal KS 67905-1847 624-6795 Associate

Peggy Bixler 1511 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901-5202 626-4701 Clothing

George Roldan 24 E Pancake Blvd PO Box 339 Liberal KS 67905 624-8741.....................Fax: 626-6229 roldan13@msn.com Restaurants/Clubs See ad page 11

McDonald’s

Fran Graves 24 E Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901 624-8741 Restaurants/Clubs See ad page 11

Mead Lumber

Gary Andrews 2000 N Kansas Ave PO Box 1176 Liberal KS 67905-1176 624-3884.....................Fax: 626-7629 Lumber, etc

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MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Med-Link Mobility Services

Gary/Teena McClellan 1527 N. Kansas Ave. Liberal KS 67901 626-7779.....................Fax: 626-7728 Medical Equip. Services

Meisenheimer’s BBQ

Marlin/Dorothy Meisenheimer 1216 N Tulane Liberal KS 67901 624-5845.....................Fax: 624-7362 mdmeis@sbcglobal.net Caterers

Mercer, Webb & Associates, LLC John Mercer/Arden Webb 307 N Kansas Ste B103 Liberal KS 67901 624-0509.....................Fax: 624-9323 mwa@swko.net Appraisers See ad page 4

Midwest Life Team

Clay Cox 700 Terminal Rd PO Box 1164 Liberal KS 67905 624-3527.....................Fax: 624-3530 www.midwestlifeteam.com Air Ambulance

Miller CPA, Lana M

Lana 401 Grand Ave PO Box 158 Plains KS 67869 620-563-7261 .....Fax: 620-563-9212 LM@lanamillercpa.com Accountants/CPA

Miller CPA, Sarah L

Sarah 105 E 11th Liberal KS 67901 626-4440.....................Fax: 626-4441 sarahmillercpa@sbcglobal.net CPA

Miller Law Firm

Doug or Derek Miller 604 N Washington Liberal KS 67901 624-0125 dmiller@swko.net Attorneys

Miller Mortuary

Bob Gwin 189 W Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901-3793 624-6285.....................Fax: 624-0207 Auto Parts

National Beef Packing Co, LLC

Brian McMullen 1501 E 8th PO Box 978 Liberal KS 67905-0978 624-1851.....................Fax: 626-0285 Meat Processing See ad page 7

National Carriers

Richard Rees 1501 E 8th St PO Box 1358 Liberal KS 67905-1358 626-0334.....................Fax: 626-0222 rhrees@nationalcarriers.com Transportation/Trucking

Natural Health Center Dr Dan Cullum 420 Yucca RR 2 Box 271 Turpin OK 73950 580-778-3310 Chiropractic Services

Natures Cupboard

Sara Willimon 50 East Tucker Liberal KS 67901 624-0881.....................Fax: 624-0421 saraw@swko.net Health Food Store

New Hope Church of God Larry McCall, Pastor 800 N Pershing Liberal KS 67901 624-3382 LMC4946@sbcglobal.net Churches

New Iron & Metal of Liberal Inc

Ben Shain 1441 General Welch Blvd PO Box 529 Liberal KS 67905-0529 624-5663.....................Fax: 624-6842 lnim_o1@yahoo.com Iron & Metal

Jim/Vicky Kauffman 908 N Linclon PO Box 826 Liberal KS 67905-0826 624-3844.....................Fax: 624-1307 millermortuary@swko.net Funeral Homes See ad page 10

New York Life

Mobile Storage

Nichols Fluid Service, Inc

Jeremy Upham 540 S Oklahoma Liberal KS 67901 391-2778 cell Storage

Lisa Hatcher 7 E 11th Liberal KS 67901 624-1186.....................Fax: 624-5387 ldoh@sbcglobal.net Insurance Brent Nichols 316 Industrial Park Liberal KS 67901 624-5582.....................Fax: 624-4900 nfsi@sbcglobal.net Gas/Oil Related

Mortgages Unlimited, Inc

Marvin D. Chance, Jr 303 N Kansas Ste 106 PO Box 1399 Liberal KS 67905-1399 624-7617.....................Fax: 624-8022 marvin@mtgs.net Investment Property See ad page 3

Mosiac

David Jasper 441 N. Industrial Ave. PO Box 1871 Liberal KS 67905-1871 624-3817.....................Fax: 626-4507 DavidJasper@mosaicinfo.org Rehabilitation

Movie Gallery

Veronica Thompson 630 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-3700.....................Fax: 624-3709 Movie Rentals

Myriad Machine Co

Garret VanVleet 5 S Country Estates Rd PO Box 1056 Liberal KS 67905-1056 624-2962 ...................Fax: 624-2993 myriad@sbcglobal.net Machine Shops

16 Liberal Area Chamber of Commerce

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NAPA of Liberal

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O’Reilly Auto Parts Store Manager 1960 N Kansas Ave Liberal KS 67901 626-5801 Auto Repair/Service

Optical 20/20

Teresa Schiltz 40 E Tucker Rd Liberal KS 67901 624-2020.....................Fax: 624-2881 Optical Supplies/Services

Original Town of Liberal Revitalization

Dorinda Griblin 150 Plaza Dr Ste C3 PO Box 1035 Liberal KS 67905-1035 624-6069.....................Fax: 624-6813 otlr@swko.net Clubs/Organizations

Oxy USA, Inc

Del Oliver 1701 N Kansas PO Box 2528 Liberal KS 67905 629-4200.....................Fax: 624-7014 Gas/Oil Related

Pancake House

Elma Davis 640 E Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901-4318 624-8585 Restaurants/Clubs

PTCI

Chris Purdy 2222 NW Hwy 64 PO Box 1188 Guymon OK 73942 580-338-2556 .....Fax: 580-468-6252 chris.purdy@ptci.net Communications

Panhandle Oilfield Service Co, Inc

Tim Long 221 S Country Estates Rd PO Box 1256 Liberal KS 67905-1256 624-6023.....................Fax: 624-4721 posci@swko.net Gas/Oil Related

Pepsi Bottling Group

Tara Stahle 212 S Virginia Liberal KS 67901 624-0287.....................Fax: 624-9106 Beverage

Pheasant Hunters Paradise

C J Wettstein RR 1 Box 96 Kismet KS 67859 629-1342.....................Fax: 624-3354 cjwpheasant@hotmail.com Hunting

Pinkerton Family Dental James Pinkerton 3 S Clay Liberal KS 67901 626-6222 Dental Services

Pioneer Communications

Stan Rice 120 N Baughman PO Box 707 Ulysses KS 67880 620-356-3211 .....Fax: 620-356-3242 stan@pioncomm.net Communications

Plains Cotton Cooperative Ass’n

Jim Pittman 2251 Road J PO 324 Liberal KS 67905 626-5162.....................Fax: 626-5007 jim.pittman@pcca.com Cotton Warehouse

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Quilted Treasures

Cheryl Feese 215 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-8192 www.nanasquiltedtreasures.com Quilt Supplies R

R & J Malin Enterprises

Randy & Janis Malin RR 1 Box 139 Liberal KS 67901 624-4243 Construction, Handy man, Mowing

R J Patrick Operating Co

R J Patrick 326 N Lincoln PO Box 1157 Liberal KS 67905-1314 624-8483.....................Fax: 624-1819 patrick@ptsi.net Gas/Oil Related

Randhawa, Dr Gurpreet, MD

Dr, Randhawa 1411 W 15th Ste 202 Liberal KS 67901 626-5033 ...................Fax: 624-7881 Medical Clinics/Physicians See ad page 31

Rane MD, Dr Mona, Chtd

Naveed Ansari 109 E 11th St Liberal KS 67901 624-8500 ...................Fax: 624-8510 monakansas@yahoo.com Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery See ad page 12

Rash Oil

Manager PO Box 2981 Omaha NE 68106-2981 Directories & Guides

Don Rash 615 E Cedar PO Box 1509 Liberal KS 67905 624-1361 Gas/Oil Related See ad page 27

Polo Fields, LLC

Realty One

Polk City Directory

John Mallon 815 Graham St Ste 1-C Emporia KS 66801 620-342-6622 .....Fax: 620-342-6620 jmallon@cableone.net Investment Properties

Poor Boys Instrument, Inc

Steve Chaloupek 631 E Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901 624-5001.....................Fax: 624-5042 poor_boys@sbcglobal.net Gas/Oil Related

Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc Lisa LeNeve 701 S Adams Hugoton KS 67951 (620) 428-2012 Legal Service/Insurance

Prestige Coffee Systems

Daron 1857 N Mosley Wichita KS 67214 888-520-5282 .....Fax: 316-267-0213 Coffee Service

Professional Business Systems

Leland Lambert 807 S. Kansas PO Box 855 Liberal KS 67905-0855 626-7412.....................Fax: 624-1179 sales@pbscomputer.com Computer See ad page 3

Bill/Yolanda French 111 E 2nd St PO Box 547 Liberal KS 67905-0547 624-6002 ...................Fax: 624-9038 realtyonelc@swko.net Real Estate See ad page 24

Richard Rose/Exe Car Rent

Roger Rose 506 E Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901 624-7291.....................Fax: 624-4608 Auto New & Used See ad page 21

Rick’s Auto Sales

Rick Schindler 500 S Kansas Ave Liberal KS 67901 624-6265.....................Fax: 624-3217 Auto Repair/Service

RIVCO

William Hockett 2411 Zinnia Lane Liberal KS 67901 624-1979.....................Fax: 624-5481 bjhocket@adelphia.net Real Estate

Rush, Terry

Terry Rush 2136 N Kansas PO Box 1537 Liberal KS 67905-1537 624-7747 cigar@ptsi.net Associate

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S.P.I.R.I.T.

Jack Taylor PO Box 158 Liberal KS 67905 624-1450.....................Fax: 626-9725 jacktaylor@swpassage.org Consultant

Sager M.D., LLC, Dr Bob

Lynda Sager 2330 N Kansas, Ste 1 PO Box 1111 Liberal KS 67905-1111 626-7080.....................Fax: 626-6633 drbob@swko.net Medical Clinics/Physicians See ad page 11

Sallee Construction & Other Enterprises

Robert Sallee 417 W 5th St Liberal KS 67901-3134 624-4030.....................Fax: 624-1250 blsallee@sbcglobal.net Construction

Salty Dog Restaurant

Seaboard Foods

Ema Trevino-Soto 1120 N Washington Liberal KS 67901 624-5000 ..................Fax: 624-8800 www.seaboardfoods.com Manufacturers Seaboard Foods, an integrated food company, has many career opportunities. We offer competitive pay, great benefits, “on the job” training and internally promote more than 80% of employees! Proud makers of Prairie Fresh pork, “A Taste Like No Other.”

Sears

Kyle/Donna Hays 1010 S Kansas Ste 7 Liberal KS 67901 624-6200 ...................Fax: 624-7036 Appliances

David Hawkins 303 N Kansas PO Box 737 Liberal KS 67905-0737 626-4444 splaza4444@sbcglobal.net Restaurants/Clubs

Seigrist Realtor, Connie

Sam’s Salvage & Auto Sales

Seigrist Realtor, Milton

Connie 2500 Zinnia Liberal KS 67901 624-1212 cseigrist@hotmail.com Real Estate

Curtis Widener Rt 2 Box 430 PO Box 773 Liberal KS 67905 624-0443.....................Fax: 624-0444 Auto Parts/Salvage

Milt 307 N Kansas Ste 101 Liberal KS 67901 624-1212.....................Fax: 624-1249 milt@ptsi.net Realtor

Santa Fe Trail Council

Senior Solutions

Keith Thompson 1513 S E Fulton Terrace Garden City KS 67846 620-482-5154 .....Fax: 620-492-3385 jakefam@pld.com Non-Profit Charitable

Jerry Dean 150 Plaza Dr Ste A Liberal KS 67901 624-4545.....................Fax: 624-4949 Insurance

Santa Fe Trail Hunts

Dale Taylor PO Box 1675 Hereford TX 79045 806-364-3731 .....Fax: 806-363-1139 Agricultural Services

Eric Witcher 2494 County Rd 48 Campo CO 81029 719-324-9258 .....Fax: 719-324-9293 santafetrailhunts@hughes.net Hunting

Scantlin’s Furniture & Carpet, Inc

Randy Scantlin 211 S Washington Liberal KS 67901-3888 624-3859 ...................Fax: 624-9575 Furniture

Scantlin’s Mini Storage

Bill Scantlin 211 S Washington Liberal KS 67901 624-3859.....................Fax: 624-9108 Storage

Scheopner’s Water Conditioning LLC

Liz Scheopner 2203 E Fulton Plaza PO Box 721 Garden City KS 67846-0721 800-481-5121 .....Fax: 620-275-4611 scheopners@gcnet.com Bottle Water Water Treatment

Schwab’s Tinker Shop International, Inc

John Schwab 430 N Rollie Rd PO Box 2764 Liberal KS 67905-2764 624-7611.....................Fax: 624-9144 schwabsinternational@yahoo.com Manufacturers

Servco

Service Janitorial Supply, Inc

Ron Prentice 202 S Western Ave PO Box 1443 Liberal KS 67905-1443 624-6401.....................Fax: 624-6402 Janitorial Supplies

Seward County

Mary Bloomer 415 N Washington Ste 114 Liberal KS 67901 626-3200.....................Fax: 626-3397 mbloomer@swko.net Government

Seward County Community College

Dr Duane Dunn 1801 N Kansas Ave PO Box 1137 Liberal KS 67905-1137 624-1951 learnmore@sccc.edu Education See ad page 28

Seward County Event Center

Janet Lewis 810 Stadium Rd Liberal KS 67901 624-3743 ...................Fax: 624-3317 eventcenter@sbcglobal.net Convention Facilities See ad page 6

Seward County United Way

Kay Burtzloff 304 N Lincoln PO Box 273 Liberal KS 67905-0273 624-5400.....................Fax: 624-7134 scunitedway@swko.net Clubs/Organizations

Sharp, McQueen P. A.

Kerry McQueen 419 N Kansas Ave PO Box 2619 Liberal KS 67905-2619 624-2548.....................Fax: 624-9526 Attorneys


MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY Shelter Insurance, Gene McElroy

Gene McElroy 1014 N Kansas Ave Liberal KS 67901 624-6011.....................Fax: 624-2240 gmcelroy@shelterinsurance.com Insurance

Sherwin-Williams

Siretta Lemmons 523 S Kansas Liberal KS 67901-4109 624-6051.....................Fax: 626-5081 sw7221@sherwin.com Paint/Wallpaper

Southwest Glass & Door, Inc

Brent Staats 205 N. Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-3281.....................Fax: 624-4951 Jeweler

Southwest Guidance Center

Stanfield, Jay

Jim Karlan 333 W 15th St PO Box 2945 Liberal KS 67905-2945 624-8171.....................Fax: 624-0114 kbradley@swguidance.org Counceling

SKADAF

Henry Helmke 529 N New York PO Box 797 Liberal KS 67905-0797 624-3616.....................Fax: 624-5852 skadaf@sbcglobal.net Rehabilitation

Smith Assoc. Inc., John T.

John T. Smith 404 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-1834.....................Fax: 624-1834 jtsa@liberal.net Investment Property

Smith-Barney

Margo Shepard 4520 Main St Kansas City KS 64111 800-821-6119 .....Fax: 816-932-7836 margo.a.shepard@smithbarney.com Financial Brokers/Investors

Sonic Drive-In #2

Dave Yourdan 7 Medical Drive Liberal KS 67901 624-1096.....................Fax: 626-3386 Restaurants/Clubs

Sound Service/Radio Shack

Steve Tuttle 554 E Pancake Blvd PO Box 68 Liberal KS 67905 626-4900.....................Fax: 626-4609 stuttle@guymon.net Electronics

Southern Office Supply, Inc

Tony McKee 417 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901-3380 626-4300.....................Fax: 626-4332 tmckee@sosonline.com Office Supply

SouthernPioneer

Randy Magnison 1490 General Welch Blvd PO Box 1177 Liberal KS 67905 624-7433.....................Fax: 624-1809 randymag@pld.com Utilities

Southgate Mall

Perla Caraveo 1010 S Kansas Ave Ste A4 Liberal KS 67901 624-5171.....................Fax: 624-5212 caraveo_perlita@hotmail.com Leasing Agent

Southwest Daily Times

Earl Watt 16 S Kansas PO Box 889 Liberal KS 67905-0889 624-2541.....................Fax: 624-0735 Newspaper

Southwest Distributing Co

Francis McElgunn 1409 W Wyatt Earp PO Box 1360 Dodge City KS 67801-1360 620-227-8168 .....Fax: 620-227-7263 lite@networksplus.net Beverage

Southwest Fitness & Racquetball

Janet Harkness 1530 N Western Ave Liberal KS 67901 624-5335.....................Fax: 624-3577 swfitness@liberal.net Fitness

Staats Jewelers Inc

Jeff Mitchell/Tony Reinhart 115 W 2nd Liberal KS 67901-3798 626-7400.....................Fax: 626-7711 Auto Glass/Door Repairs

Southwest Kansas Technical School

Ed Poley 2215 N Kansas Ave PO Box 1599 Liberal KS 67905-1599 604-2900 ..................Fax: 604-2901 ed.poley@usd480.net www.swkts.com Education See ad page 10

Southwest Medical Center

Admin 315 W 15th PO Box 1340 Liberal KS 67905-1340 624-1651.....................Fax: 629-2440 Hospitals

Southwest Psychiatric Clinic

Alice Griffitt 150 Plaza Drive, Ste F Liberal KS 67901 624-2900.....................Fax: 624-4050 agriffitt@sbcglobal.net Psychiatric Clinic

Southwind Inn

Bob Bahatka 619 E Pancake Blvd Liberal Ks 67901 620-624-6236 Hotel/Motel Newly Remodeled Rooms 50 Rooms High-Speed Internet Available Lowest Rates In Town Free Expanded Breakfast See ad page 28

SPC Office Products

Ryan Ronne 201 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-8441 ...................Fax: 624-5203 Office Supply

Sprague’s Tax Service

Dale Sprague 515 N Sherman Liberal KS 67901 624-6736 dale.sprague@sbcglobal.com Accountants/CPA

Springhouse Frozen Foods

Alan Breslow 1402 W 2nd St PO Box 918 Liberal KS 67905-0918 626-7448.....................Fax: 626-7274 Food Services

SRS Liberal Service Center

Dorothy Wedel 615 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 626-3700.....................Fax: 626-3702 GDJW@srskansas.org Rehabilitation

St Francis Academy, Inc

Amiee Copp 115 W 4TH Liberal KS 67901 624-4468.....................Fax: 624-4598 www.st-francis.org Non-Profit Operating

St Paul United Methodist Church Pastor Jerry Odle 1140 S Pershing Liberal KS 67901 624-5902 stpauls@swko.net Churches

Jay 1535 Hanson Circil Stillwater OK 74075 jaystan@ptsi.net Associate

Stanion Wholesale Electric

Janice McNabb 440 E Cedar PO Box 237 Liberal KS 67905-0237 624-5504.....................Fax: 624-9056 jmcnabb@stanion.com Electric Equip/Supplies

State Farm, Jerry Harding

Jerry Harding 1105 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-2535.....................Fax: 624-2547 jerry.harding.b6zm@statefarm.com Insurance

State Farm, Roger Crossman

Roger Crossman 20 E Tucker Rd Liberal KS 67901 624-8168.....................Fax: 624-8757 roger.crossman.jvnj@statefarm.com Insurance

Stepping Stone Shelter, Inc

Pat Allsbury 1015 N Washington Liberal KS 67901 626-6024.....................Fax: 626-6886 steppingstone@swko.net Non-Profit Operating

Stu Emmert Auto Center

Fred Miller 202 N Grant Ave PO Box 1237 Liberal KS 67905-1237 624-2584.....................Fax: 624-6583 stuemmert@swko.net Auto New & Used

Subway Sandwiches/Salads Catherine Collins 1830 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-7827 Restaurants/Clubs

Subway Sandwiches/Salads Gary Collins 25 E Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901 624-9050 Restaurants/Clubs

Summitt Rest Care

Marilyn Hannagan 418 S Washington Ave Liberal KS 67901-3830 624-5117.....................Fax: 624-2595 Rehabilitation

Sunflower Bank NA

Linda Ridley 711 N Kansas PO Box 1299 Liberal KS 67905-1299 624-8101.....................Fax: 624-6612 lridley@sunflowerbank.com Bank/Credit Union

Sunflower Electric

Jim Wilson 101 E 2nd St PO Box 305 Liberal KS 67905-0305 624-6278.....................Fax: 624-8247 Electric Equip/Supplies

Sunflower Theaters Southgate 4 Earl Watt 1104 S Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-5573 Movie Theater

Super 8 Motels

Dharmesh Bhakta 747 E Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901-4320 624-8880.....................Fax: 624-6703 liberalsuper8@yahoo.com Hotels/Motels See ad page 8

Super Sign

Dario Beltran 412 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 626-4200 super_sign2004@sbcglobel.net Signs/Satellites

Superior Servicing, Inc

LaVonna Gonzales 150 Plaza Dr Ste H PO Box 772 Liberal KS 67905-0772 624-5557 ...................Fax: 624-5580 superiorserv@sbcglobal.net Gas/Oil Related See ad page 5

Supreme Cattle Feeders, LLC

Nancy Hittle 12910 Road 3 Liberal KS 67901 888-248-3129 .............Fax: 624-7467 RV Park

US Army Recruiting Service

Steve Betts 1601 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-1599 Hardware

SSG Grover Taylor 301 N Kansas Ste A 101 Liberal KS 67901 624-5262.....................Fax: 624-6332 Government

USD 480

Vernon Welch 401 N Kansas PO Box 949 Liberal KS 67905-0949 604-1010 ...................Fax: 604-1011 www.usd480.net Education See ad page 6 V

Vargas Restaurant

Swanson, Greg

Jaime Arredondo 907 N Kansas PO Box 225 Liberal KS 67905-0225 624-3220 Audio/Graphics

Greg 506 N Kansas PO Box 1829 Liberal KS 67905-1829 624-8158 Associate

SWKO, Inc

Chris Jewell 22 E 5th St PO Box 758 Liberal KS 67905-0758 626-7230.....................Fax: 624-4455 support@swko.net Communications T

Taste of China

Zhen Yu 741 E Pancake Liberal KS 67901 620-626-7388 Restaurants/Clubs

Tek Style Audio & Security Isaac Eatmon 308 S Kansas Ave Liberal KS 67901 624-6160 Audio

David Thompson 529 N Lincoln Liberal KS 67901 626-5204.....................Fax: 626-5245 dot404@hotmail.com Architects

Time Warner Cable

Kevin Collins 119 E 3rd St Liberal KS 67901 624-1634 ..................Fax: 624-9141 kevin.collins@twcable.com Communications

Tradewind Computer Systems

David Fuller 22 E 5th St PO Box 1216 Liberal KS 67905-1216 624-8116.....................Fax: 624-4455 tradewind@swko.net Computer U

Unicel

Juan Vasquez/Lily Patino 2 Rock Island Road, Ste 100 Liberal KS 67901 626-4914 Restaurants/Clubs

Versus

Visual Signs, LLC

Mike Freeman 426 S Virginia Ave Liberal KS 67901 624-2144.....................Fax: 624-2144 vissigns@yahoo.com Signs W

Wal-Mart Super Center #0799

Mike Wyrick 250 E Tucker Rd Liberal KS 67901 624-0106.....................Fax: 624-5018 Department Stores See ad page 7

Walgreens #10722 District Office 5611 E Harry Wichita KS 67218 Drug Stores

Warren, Ron

Thompson Architects, PA

Jessica Kolb 111 Tucker Road Ste B Liberal KS 67901 620-225-3230 .............Fax: 626-4733 Communications

Western Star RV Ranch

Shane White 4210 SE 22nd Ave Amarillo TX 79103 806-374-4631 .....Fax: 806-374-4631 swhite@unifirst.com Uniform Service

Scott Girard RRt 1 Box 64 Kismet KS 67859 624-6296.....................Fax: 624-4411 scott.girard@agribeef.com Feedlots See ad page 2

Sunrise Staffing Serv LLC

Cyndi Kruse 322 N Lincoln Liberal KS 67901 626-5085.....................Fax: 626-5096 sunrisestaffing@sbcglobal.net Temporary Agency See ad page 27

UniFirst Holdings LP

2501 Arrowhead Lane Liberal KS 67901 624-0123 rtwarren@swko.net Associate

Washburn University

Janet Groundwater 1700 SW College Ave Topeka KS 66621 785-670-1030 .....Fax: 785-231-1113 janet.groundwater@washburn.edu Education

Weaver’s Alignment

Travis Weaver 420 S. Washington Liberal KS 67901 624-8652.....................Fax: 624-8652 Auto Repair/Service

Wendy’s of Liberal

Manuel Amaya 700 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901-3308 624-9471.....................Fax: 624-3590 Restaurants/Clubs

Westlake Hardware

Wheatridge Park Care Center

John VanHook 1501 S Holly Dr Liberal KS 67901 624-0130.....................Fax: 624-0144 administrator-lib@vhsmail.com Nursing Home

Windtree Management & Leasing, Inc

Gary Dunnam 130 W Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901 624-7684.....................Fax: 626-6646 www.windtreemanagement.com Housing See ad page 7

Wireless Data Communications

Don Ukens 1017 S Kansas Ave Liberal KS 67901 626-6800.....................Fax: 626-5281 office@wdcom.us Gas/Oil Related

Witzke Realtor, Don

Don 307 N Kansas Ste 101 Liberal KS 67901 629-7422 ...................Fax: 624-1249 dwitzke@liberal.net Real Estate

Wolf, Linda Family Dentistry Linda Wolf 2130 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-5321 Dental

Y

Yeats MD, Ian

Trudy 1411 W 15th St PO Box 188 Liberal KS 67905-0188 624-0142.....................Fax: 624-2660 Associate

Yess Boutique

Lupe Contreras 210 S Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-8210 yessboutique@sbcglobal.net Clothing/Beautician

Yoxall, Antrim, Yoxall & Fitzgerald, LLP

Richard R, Yoxall 101 W 4th St Liberal KS 67901 624-8444.....................Fax: 624-8221 lawyers@swko.net Attorneys

Yucca Ridge Golf Club, LC Trent Kitch/John T Smith 404 N Kansas Liberal KS 67901 624-4653 golf@liberal.net Golf See ad page 3

WesKan Oil, Inc

Mike O’Kane 130 W Pancake Blvd Liberal KS 67901 624-8448.....................Fax: 626-6646 mokane@weskan.com Convenience Stores

Western Beverage, Inc. Joe Bogner 301 E Wyatt Earp PO Box 124 Dodge City KS 67801-0125 620-227-7641 Beverage

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MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

Categorical Listing ABSTRACT & TITLE

American Title & Abstract Spec., Inc 624-9111 See ad page 23

Land Title & Abstract Service, Inc. 624-5686

ACCOUNTANTS/CPA

Byron Bird & Assoc. Chtd

AUDIO/GRAPHICS

ASSOCIATE

Versus

Bell, Jim

624-0171 See ad page 23

624-3220

624-5676

Boles, E Paul 620-598-2366

AUTO GLASS/DOOR REPAIRS

Southwest Glass & Door, Inc

Call, Jack

626-7400

580-778-3541

Christian, Willis 624-5353

AUTO NEW & USED

624-2400

Foss, Kathy

Hay, Rice & Associates

Francis, Shannon

620-792-2737

624-1683 See ad page 4

Miller CPA, Lana M

Holmes, Carl Dean

Richard Rose/Exe Car Rent

620-563-7261

624-7361

Sprague’s Tax Service

Huelskamp, Senator Tim

AGRICULTURAL SERVICES

Stu Emmert Auto Center

626-6824

NAPA of Liberal

AIR AMBULANCE

624-3527

AIR CHARTER

Lyddon Aero Center 624-1646 See ad page 4

624-3811 Dennis Knudsen, MD Jayme Applebee, ARNP Melia Stoll, ARNP Over 50 years of combined service. Full range of OB & gynecological Care, including laser surgery.

AUTO PARTS/SALVAGE

Sam’s Salvage & Auto Sales

BARBERS/BEAUTICIANS

Cutting Edge, The JCLS Salon

626-6411

AIR TRAVEL

Great Lakes Aviation 624-0648

AUTO REPAIR/SERVICE

Chance’s Service Center 624-8726

624-6795

AIR/HEATING/REFRIGERATION

Lynn’s Total Comfort 624-3113

ANIMAL BOARDING & GROOMING

Stanfield, Jay 624-8158

624-0142

ATTORNEY

Law Office of Daniel H Diepenbrock,PA

624-6200

262-8502

624-0509 See ad page 4

ARCHITECTS

626-5204

J & R Sand Co, Inc -624-8439

ASSISTED LIVING

Liberal Springs Assisted Living 624-8000

ATTORNEYS

624-4823

Miller Law Firm 624-0125

Elite Motors

Sharp, McQueen P. A.

Hastings

BANK

Yoxall, Antrim, Yoxall & Fitzgerald, LLP 624-8444

AUDIO

Tek Style Audio & Security

624-0707

BANK/CREDIT UNION

Bank of America 626-3424

Community Bank, The 624-6898 See ad page 24

626-7670

AT&T

First Baptist Church

Cole Communication

624-7565

First United Methodist Church 624-8401

New Hope Church of God St Paul United Methodist Church

620-276-4515

EPIC PCS

620-370-0409

Pioneer Communications 620-356-3211

PTCI

580-338-2556

SWKO, Inc 626-7230

624-5902

CLOTHING

626-5401

Crazy House 624-0400

Time Warner Cable 119 E 3rd St Liberal, KS 67901 Phone: 624-1634 Fax: 624-9141

Unicel

COMPUTER

Maurices #614

626-5320

1511 N Kansas Liberal, KS 67901-5202 Ph. 626-4701

BOOKS/MUSIC/INSTRUMENTS

Brier & Hale

CLOTHING/BEAUTICIAN

Professional Business Systems 626-7412 See ad page 3

Tradewind Computer Systems 624-8116

Yess Boutique Scheopner’s Water Conditioning LLC

624-8210

CLUBS/ORGANIZATION

Cinco de Mayo 629-5089

BOWLING CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

AYR Lanes

Big Brothers Big Sisters 624-9000

CARPET CLEANING

624-8501

Bank of Beaver City, Liberal Banking Center

COMMUNICATIONS

620-225-3230

Crosier Carpet Cleaning

624-2886

888-520-5282

BOOK, MUSIC, VIDEO, INST, GIFTS

624-6228

AUTOMOBILE DEALERS NEW & USED

COFFEE SERVICE

Prestige Coffee Systems

Faith Tabernacle

620-227-7641

800-481-5121

Brooks, Olson & Peterson

624-6160

620-227-8168

BOTTLE WATER

624-8652

624-2548 ASPHALT

Southwest Distributing Co

Rick’s Auto Sales Weaver’s Alignment

624-5400

Alltel

Buckle, The

AUTO & TRUCK SERVICE

624-8494

Thompson Architects, PA

800-922-2805

624-8421

Bultman Tire Center

APPRAISERS

Mercer, Webb & Associates, LLC

Liberal Safety Lane, Inc

Seward County United Way

580-778-3310

624-3382

Coca-Cola, Inc

624-6265

Circle D Appliance, Inc Sears

624-5121

626-5801

Yeats MD, Ian 624-1223

Easley’s Body Shop

O’Reilly Auto Parts

624-0123

APPLIANCES

624-0720

624-5645

Warren, Ron

370-3580

624-7773

624-5649

624-7747

Swanson, Greg Critter Care

Bluebird Inn Bed & Breakfast

Western Beverage, Inc.

Clingan Tires, Inc.

Rush, Terry

624-6069

CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES

Liberal Family Chiropractic

620-624-0186

624-0287

Lowry, Ned

624-5845

Pepsi Bottling Group

Light, Phil 624-2762

Meisenheimer’s BBQ

First Southern Baptist Church

624-5800

BEVERAGE

21 Diesel

624-2541 See ad page 9

624-1641

624-0443

AUTO REPAIR & SERVICE

Original Town of Liberal Revitalization

620-275-5988

CHURCHES

624-6285

Knudsen, Dennis

King’s Pit BBQ

624-0205

BED & BREAKFAST

Midwest Life Team

March of Dimes

624-6600

Last Tangle, The

626-5555 AUTO PARTS

Kim’s Ribs

Natural Health Center

624-7291 See ad page 21 624-2584

806-364-3731

Sunflower Bank NA

BARBER/BEAUTICIAN

Isakson, Randy Servco

624-8491 See ad page 9

Chrysler Corner, Inc

624-9571

620-646-5413

624-1971 See ad page 27

624-8101

624-8471

624-6736

First National Bank, The

Golden Plains Credit Union

Andrade Auto Sales

624-1994 See ad page 6

Farm Credit of Southwest Kansas

CARPET & FURNITURE

Flooring America & Furniture Outlet 626-5959

Center for Independent Living for SWKS 624-6576

CATERERS

624-7677 See ad page 23

624-2922

Cole Construction 624-6307

French Construction 624-9522

Hamm Roofing 624-3377

J-A-G Construction Co. 624-0200

Cimarron American Red Cross

J-A-G II Construction

Crossroads Center, Inc

Sallee Construction & Other Enterprises

624-8411 624-3133

International Pancake Day Great Western Dining Serv Inc

CONSTRUCTION

Abbott Construction

316-276-8409

624-4030

624-6423

Liberal Elks Lodge #1947 624-7621

Liberal Ministerial Alliance

CONSTRUCTION - ELECTRICAL

B & B Electrical 626-8244 See ad page 6

626-6232

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MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY CONSTRUCTION, HANDY MAN, MOWING

R & J Malin Enterprises 624-4243

DEPARTMENT STORES

JC Penney

FEEDLOTS

Supreme Cattle Feeders, LLC

624-1991

624-6296 See ad page 2

Glassman Corp. 785-625-2115

624-0106 See ad page 7

CONSTRUCTION-COMMERCIAL

Hastco, Inc.

Edward Jones/Bird

Polk City Directory

Edward Jones/Riley

620-343-2373 DRUG STORES CONSTRUCTION-ROOFING

Fox Roofing LLC 624-6682

El-Kan Drug, Inc 624-4065

CONSULTANT

EDUCATION

Friend’s University

624-1450

624-1612 624-1611

Edward Jones/Weeast 624-0967

Smith-Barney

Walgreens #10722

S.P.I.R.I.T.

626-4800

Feist Yellow Book 316-303-3300

800-295-2233 x 5573

800-821-6119

FITNESS

Southwest Fitness & Racquetball 624-5335

FLOWER SHOP

Crown Consulting, Inc 624-0156

Kansas State University J & T Electric 620-391-0520

CONVENIENCE STORES

Hutch’s C-Store #111 624-5084

Hutch’s C-Store #117 624-8730

785-532-5575 Be a Wildcat Wherever you Live! K-State distance education & 2+2 programs with community colleges makes it easier than ever for you to continue your education. Earn a certificate or bachelor’s or master’s degree from a nationally recognized university!

Seward County Community College 624-1951 See ad page 28

K.C.’s General Store/Cippi Salsa 620-563-7000

Flower Basket, The 624-7049

Girlfriends Flowers & Gifts 624-1649

Seward County Event Center 624-3743 See ad page 6

COSMETIC/PLASTIC SURGERY

Rane MD, Dr Mona, Chtd 624-8500 See ad page 12

2215 N Kansas Ave PO Box 1599 Liberal, KS 67905-1599 Ph: 620-604-2900 Fax: 620-604-2901 ed.poley@usd480.net www.swkts.com See ad page 10

COTTON WAREHOUSE

624-8171

Stanion Wholesale Electric 624-5504

Sunflower Electric

ELECTRONICS

Sound Service/Radio Shack

ENGINEERS

Earles Engineering & Inspection 626-8912

DENTAL SERVICES

Dutton DDS,PA, Perlita M 626-4700

Pinkerton Family Dental 626-6222

624-3879 See ad page 23

624-0881

HEALTH FOOD/VITAMINS

A Life Change 629-1898

HEARING SERVICES

Economy Hearing Aid 626-6356

624-5216

626-5566

624-8483

Springhouse Frozen Foods

Rash Oil

Home-Pro Inspections

FOUNDATION

High Plains Heritage Foundation, Inc 620-655-8532

Madden Oil

624-5557 See ad page 5 626-6800

Bears & Hares Mercantile 626-4273

Yucca Ridge Golf Club, LC 624-4653 See ad page 3

Furniture Mart

FARM EQUIPMENT/SUPPLIES

Keating Tractor and Equip 624-1668 See ad page 23

Scantlin’s Furniture & Carpet, Inc 624-3859

FURNITURE SALES/LEASE

Aaron’s Sales & Lease 626-6400

GAS/OIL RELATED

482-1001

Farm Bureau Financial Service 624-1681 624-1186

Shelter Insurance, Gene McElroy 624-6011

State Farm, Jerry Harding 624-2535

State Farm, Roger Crossman

INVESTMENT PROPERTIES

Polo Fields, LLC 620-342-6622

INVESTMENT PROPERTY

Chance, Francis, & Harding 624-3018

624-7617 See ad page 3

Smith Assoc. Inc., John T.

Courtyard of Liberal LLC, The

624-1834

626-7970

IRON & METAL

626-7377 See ad page 24

New Iron & Metal of Liberal Inc 624-5663

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

LMH Janitorial, LLC 624-1981

Service Janitorial Supply, Inc 624-6401

Liberal Inn

624-7254 See ad page 31 624-8880 See ad page 8

JEWELER

Collins Diamonds 624-3311

Staats Jewelers Inc 624-3281

626-0102

HOUSING

Seward County

Cottages of Liberal, The

US Army Recruiting Service

Fritzson Rentals

626-3200 624-5262

GROCERS

Dillons

626-5000

JOB SERVICE

Liberal Workforce Center 624-3565

624-2226

Liberal Mobile Homes, Inc 624-1981

LARGE ENGINE REPAIR

Exline

800-255-0111

Windtree Management & Leasing, Inc

626-4227 HARDWARE

624-7684 See ad page 7

624-7721

LEASING AGENT

Southgate Mall 624-5171

Liberal Standard Supply, Inc

624-1599

JANITORIAL SUPPLIES

624-0242

City of Liberal

Westlake Hardware Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

624-6238 See ad page 23

Mortgages Unlimited, Inc

Super 8 Motels GOVERNMENT

Miller Mortuary

624-3482

620-624-6236 Newly Remodeled Rooms 50 Rooms High-Speed Internet Available Lowest Rates In Town Free Expanded Breakfast See ad page 28

624-9700 See ad page 31

624-5647

Brown’s Furniture

C. Dean Riney Insurance Inc

Gateway Inn GIFTS

GOLF

624-3844 See ad page 10

Southwind Inn

Days Inn

Wireless Data Communications

626-5664

624-8168

624-5601

624-1961

FUNERAL HOMES

624-1651

Budget Host La Fonda Motel

Superior Servicing, Inc

FUEL/WHOLESALE

K & K Oil Co.

Southwest Medical Center

HOTELS/MOTELS

624-1361 See ad page 27

624-2342

624-4545

HOTEL/MOTEL

R J Patrick Operating Co

American Family Ins, Lenear Agency

Senior Solutions

HOME INSPECTIONS

Oxy USA, Inc

Liberty Food Service

624-2559

New York Life

Liberal Hearing Aid Center

624-5582

620-482-4350

Al Shank Insurance Inc

American Family Ins, Long Agency

HOSPITALS

Nichols Fluid Service, Inc

624-7411

DENTAL

624-5321

Natures Cupboard

620-276-6438

624-5001

FURNITURE

626-4900

Wolf, Linda Family Dentistry

580-922-4660

Poor Boys Instrument, Inc

624-6278

626-4440

Gore Nitrogen Pumping Service

Ben E. Keith/Mike Todd

Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home

CPA

Miller CPA, Sarah L

624-0452

624-6023

785-670-1030

ELECTRIC EQUIP/SUPPLIES

Southwest Guidance Center

Gilmore’s Roustabout Service

620-655-6146

Washburn University

626-5162

COUNCELING

624-0900

Panhandle Oilfield Service Co, Inc

FOOD SERVICES

624-6904

USD 480

604-1010 See ad page 6

Plains Cotton Cooperative Ass’n

Five State Land Services, Inc

Ben E. Keith/Carisa McPhail

Southwest Kansas Technical School

CONVENTION FACILITIES

We Love Trouble Since 1968. New & Refurbished Motors Phase Converters. 311 S. Country Estates Rd. (S. Hwy 83 By-pass) Phone: 620-624-1132 or 620-624-5862 Fax: 620-624-1137 Nights 620-624-9479 or 620-624-4550 See ad page 6

629-4200

626-7448

WesKan Oil, Inc 624-8448

HEALTH FOOD STORE

Halliburton Energy Services Inc

CONSULTING/PETROLEUM

CONTRACTORS - ELECTRICAL

626-4798

Electric Motors

INSURANCE

HEALTH CARE

Liberal Home Health & Hospice

626-1200 FINANCIAL BROKERS/INVESTORS

A G Edwards & Sons, Inc DIRECTORIES & GUIDES

624-0347 See ad page 29

DCP Midstream

Wal-Mart Super Center #0799

CONSTRUCTION MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAT

Best Well Service

HUNTING

Pheasant Hunters Paradise 629-1342

Santa Fe Trail Hunts

LEGAL SERVICE/INSURANCE

Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc (620) 428-2012

719-324-9258

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MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY LIQUOR

Dave’s Liquor 624-8888

KD’s Liquor 624-0500

Sager M.D., LLC, Dr Bob 626-7080 See ad page 11

MEDICAL EQUIP. SERVICES

Med-Link Mobility Services 626-7779

624-4105

MONUMENT

Alva Monument Co 624-4211 LUMBER, ETC

Mead Lumber 624-3884

MACHINE SHOPS

Myriad Machine Co 624-2962

MANUFACTURERS

Air Products 626-5700

Schwab’s Tinker Shop International, Inc

Jury, Farrar & Associates DO,PA 624-1679

Lane DO, Dr Gerald

OPTICAL SUPPLIES/SERVICES

Optical 20/20 624-2020

624-4711

Liberal Harley-Davidson 624-5588

Boman Painting & Drywall 626-6243

Movie Gallery 624-3700

Sunflower Theaters Southgate 4 624-5573

MUSEUMS

Dorothys Hse, Lnd of Oz, Corndo Musm

Liberal Light

620-225-0020

PSYCHIATRIC CLINIC

NON-PROFIT CHARITABLE

Live on Stage II 624-5995

MEAT PROCESSING

National Beef Packing Co, LLC

CommunityLink NON-PROFIT OPERATING

MEDICAL CLINICS/PHYSICIANS

624-4946

Allen, Dr Ray/ Dr David Fitzgerald, MDs 624-5691

QUILT SUPPLIES

St Francis Academy, Inc 624-4468

Quilted Treasures 624-8192

RADIO STATIONS

626-6024

NURSING HOME

KJIL/KHYM Rocking M Radio Liberal 620-873-2991

Cancer Center of Kansas, PA

Good Samaritan Center TheLiberal

KKBS Boss Radio

629-6727

624-3831

Cimarron Pathology

Wheatridge Park Care Center

KSCB-KLDG

626-8500

624-0130

Dermatology Laser Center, LLC 624-9100

Fitzgerald MD PA, Dr Rick 624-7550

Lucero MD, Chtd, Mariana E 624-7400 See ad page 5

Randhawa, Dr Gurpreet, MD 626-5033 See ad page 31

20 Liberal Area Chamber of Commerce

624-3891

KSLS/KYUU

Daniels MD, Dr Jonathan 624-1530

580-338-5493

OFFICE SUPPLY

624-8156

RESTAURANT/CLUB

La Hacienda 626-7319

Applebee’s

624-5653

REAL ESTATE

Southern Office Supply, Inc

Action Realty & Auction

SPC Office Products

Clifton Realtor, Ron

626-4300

624-8441

624-3333 624-1212

Heritage Real Estate Group, INC OPTICAL

Drs Cauble & Davis 624-4371 See ad page 9

626-6100 See ad page 28

620-227-2307

Earl Feese Welding, LLC

Visual Signs, LLC

SIGNS/SATELLITES

Super Sign 626-4200

SPA

Body Spa, The 624-4555

STORAGE

ABC Self-Store-It 624-5161

Mobile Storage 391-2778 cell

Scantlin’s Mini Storage 624-3859

TELEVISION SALES

Circle D TV 624-2882

High Plains Pizza Inc. 624-5638

Kentucky Fried Chicken 624-1846

624-2541 See ad page 9

TELEVISION STATIONS

KUPK TV/KLBY TV 620-272-1379

TEMPORARY AGENCY

Sunrise Staffing Serv LLC 626-5085 See ad page 27

Liberal Country Club 624-3061 See ad page 10

McDonald’s

624-8741 See ad page 11

TIRES

Graber Service 624-2312

TRANSPORTATION/TRUCKING

Pancake House

Jim O’Grady Trucking

624-8585

624-5343

Salty Dog Restaurant

National Carriers 626-0334

Sonic Drive-In #2

TRAVEL AGENCY

624-1096

Subway Sandwiches/Salads 624-7827

Subway Sandwiches/Salads 624-9050

Taste of China 620-626-7388

WELDING

Luminous Neon, Inc

624-2422

626-4444

Liberal Office Machines Co

WATER TREATMENT

Scheopner’s Water Conditioning LLC 800-481-5121

624-6555

King’s Pit BBQ

Stepping Stone Shelter, Inc

624-2921

Congos Tropical Caffe

624-1822

624-7049

Brown’s Shoe Fit

624-5117

KC’S Sports Pub

Liberal is OzSome Campaign

Ansari MD, Suhail 624-6222 See ad page 12

800-455-5600

VETERINARIANS

Liberal Animal Hospital 624-8461

Summitt Rest Care

626-7592

620-482-5154

624-1851 See ad page 7

Advanced Surgical Associates

626-3700

Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy

Santa Fe Trail Council

888-248-3129

624-3616

RESTAURANTS/CLUBS

PUBLICATION PRINTING

RV PARK

Western Star RV Ranch

624-2144

Southwest Psychiatric Clinic 624-2900

MANUFACTURING

624-3817

Legends Printing & Publishing

624-4614

Southwest Daily Times

REHABILITATION

RESTAURANT/BAR PRINTING

NEWSPAPER

624-7433

SIGNS

Allstate Plumbing 624-1101

624-3190 See ad page 29

SouthernPioneer

624-1212

SRS Liberal Service Center

PLUMBING

624-8994

SHOES REALTOR

Jolies Images 624-3356

Hettic, Ray

629-7422

SKADAF

624-6492

624-7624

624-2541

624-2901

Witzke Realtor, Don

Andrade Photography

624-2810

Conestoga Energy Partners, LLC

624-1212

Mosiac PHOTOGRAPHY

UTILITIES

Aquila (Peoples Natural Gas)

624-1979

624-2162 MOVIE THEATER

806-374-4631

624-9471

Malin, John

RIVCO

Hi-Plains Pest Control LLC

Baker Arts Center 624-5000 Seaboard Foods, an integrated food company, has many career opportunities. We offer competitive pay, great benefits, “on the job” training and internally promote more than 80% of employees! Proud makers of Prairie Fresh pork, “A Taste Like No Other.”

Realty One

UNIFORM SERVICE

UniFirst Holdings LP

RETIREE

Seigrist Realtor, Milton PEST CONTROL

626-4914

212-889-4417

Sherwin-Williams

MOVIE RENTALS

Vargas Restaurant Wendy’s of Liberal

Liberal Plaza, LLC

624-6051

624-7611

Seaboard Foods

624-1212 See ad page 8

Seigrist Realtor, Connie PAINT/WALLPAPER

MOTORCYCLES

Landmark Real Estate Center LLC

624-6002 See ad page 24

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EDUCATION Southwest Kansas Technical School (SWKTS) offers 19 programs to high school and/or post-secondary students from our district and the surrounding area. These programs include drafting technology, air conditioning/refrigeration, auto mechanics, carpentry, communications technology, diesel technology, microprocessor technology, auto business management, machine shop work, medical assistant, office occupations and welding technology. There are also other short-term classes offered throughout the year. SWKTS is involved with the local high school and area businesses to provide students with workplace opportunities. Some special programs of USD 480 target specific learning needs. These include the Migrant Education program, special education and gifted-level programs for all grade levels. There is also an after-school program called H.U.G.S. (Help Us Grow Successfully). This after-school option is for students in grades 1–6 and provides enrichment activities, fitness opportunities, food and nutrition instruction, and tutoring. LATER@SMS (South Middle School) and LATER@LHS (Liberal High School) are after-school tutoring programs for middle and high school students. The high school also hosts Open Gym nights twice a week.

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ducation is vitally important to Liberal residents. The city has a proud tradition of education and provides a cutting-edge school system for our community. Each facility, whether public or private, offers a multitude of learning opportunities to equip students with the skills they will need to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Unified School District 480 Liberal Unified School District (USD) 480 is committed to excellence in teaching and learning for all students. The city has invested $23.6 million in education in the past few years to either build new facilities or remodel existing buildings.

The public school system consists of a senior high school, two intermediate schools, two middle schools and seven elementary schools. It also provides a speech clinician, special education and a full-time psychologist. USD 480 educates more than 4,700 students in 12 schools. The student-to-teacher ratio is approximately 19-to-1, and the total

USD 480 educates more than 4,700 students in 12 schools. district employment is 759. The system includes 340 teachers, counselors, nurses and other certified personnel. It is fully accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

For those parents who want their children to learn in an atmosphere that blends spiritual development with academic scholarship, there are two private Christian schools in the area. Southwest Kansas Christian Academy and Fellowship Baptist School offer K–12 instruction with accelerated education programs.

Family Resource Center The Family Resource Center was created to meet the literacy needs of USD 480 parents and teachers. The center’s goal is to serve district families in a variety of areas with the purpose of increasing family literacy and student scores through parental involvement.

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Educational Honors & Achievements Outstanding Teachers • Elva Morales — Teacher of the Year, Hispanic Magazine, 2000–2001. • Sherry Curtis — Outstanding Music Educator, S.W. Kansas Music Educators, 2004.

Outstanding Coaches • Robert Burkey — WAC Coach of the Year, 2007. • Hugo Cano — WAC Coach of the Year, 2006. • Lori Navarro — WAC Coach of the Year, Co-Regional Coach of the Year, Soccer Coach of the Year, Hutch News, 2004. • Lori Navarro — WAC Coach of the Year, Regional State Coach of the Year, Kansas State Coach of the Year, Soccer Coach of the Year, Hutch News, 2005. • Lori Navarro — WAC Coach of the Year, National Coaches Association: Kansas Coach of the Year, 2006.

Outstanding Activities • West Middle School Odyssey of the Mind Vehicle Team — Regional Champion, Ranatra Fusca: Creativity Award Winner at State Tournament, 2nd Place Finish at World Finals Competition, State Champion, and World Finals Competitor, 2001–2002, 2002–2003 and 2005–2006. • Liberal High School Odyssey of the Mind Classics Team — Regional Champion, State Champion, 2nd Place Finish at World Finals, 2002–2003. • Liberal High School Odyssey of the Mind Vehicle Team — Regional Champion, State Champion, World Finals Competitor, 2003–2004, 2005–2006. • Liberal High School Odyssey of the Mind Technical Team — Regional Champion, State Champion, World Finals Competitor, 2003–2004.

Outstanding Scholastic Achievement • 2 National Merit Scholars, 2001. • National Winner of the NASSP. • National Honor Society Scholarship, 2001. • National Winner of the National Scholastic Art Award for Graphics Design, 2001.

Outstanding Marching Band • 1st Division Award at Central States Marching Festival (KSU), 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007. • 1st Division Award at WAC Marching Festival, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.

Outstanding Concert/Symphonic Band • 1st Division Award at KSHSAA Concert Festival, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007. • 1st Division Award at Canon City, Colorado, Blossom Festival, 2002. • 1st Division Award at Dallas, Texas, Big “D” Classic, 2003, 2007. • 1st Division Award at San Antonio Alamo Band Festival, 2004.

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USD is proud of the achievements of each school, teacher and student. Some of our recent honors include:

Outstanding Jazz Ensemble • 1st Division Award at Weatherford, Oklahoma, SWOSU Jazz Festival, 2003, 2007. • 1st Division Award at Dodge City Community College Jazz Festival, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007. • 1st Division Award at Garden City Community College Jazz Festival, 2003, 2004.

Outstanding Sports • LHS Football WAC Champions, 2001, 2003. • LHS Wrestling WAC Champions, 2005, 2006, 2007. • LHS Girls Volleyball WAC Champions, 2006. • LHS Girls Cross Country WAC Champions, 2001. • LHS Girls Track WAC Champions, 2001, 2002, 2003. • LHS Boys Soccer WAC Champions, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006. • LHS Boys Golf WAC Champions, 2004. • LHS Boys Track State Champions, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 — State record for most consecutive team championships. • LHS Girls Track State Champions, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004. • LHS Girls Track State Runner-Up, 2002. • LHS Football State Champions, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997. • LHS Football State Runner-Up, 1991, 1993, 1996. • LHS Cross Country State Champions, 2002. • LHS Boys Cross Country State Champions, 2003. • LHS Boys Soccer State Runner-Up, 2003, 2005. • LHS Boys Bowling Individual State Champion, 2007.

Outstanding Schools • Remodeled and newly constructed schools totaling over $23 million. • McDermott and Lincoln both received the 2006 Standard of Excellence Award for Math and Reading. • MacArthur received the 2006 Standard of Excellence Award for Math. • McDermott and Lincoln both received the Governor’s Achievement Award for 2005–2006 for being in the top 5 percent of all elementary schools in Kansas. • SMS Challenge Award 2003–2004, 2004–2005, 2005–2006. • Sunflower received Distinguished Title I and Challenge Award 2005– 2006.


EDUCATION Seward County Community College offers degree programs, credit courses and community education.

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Seward County Community College Seward County Community College (SCCC) was established in Liberal, Kansas, in 1967, with classes officially starting on September 2, 1969. Since beginning with 331 students, SCCC has grown to an enrollment of over 2,100 students today. SCCC offers Associate in Science and Associate in Arts degrees. Both credit and noncredit courses are offered through the Business and Industry program, which contributes to the work force development of the citizens in southwest Kansas and the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles. Various community-education courses are offered each semester to meet the educational, cultural, leisure and recreational needs of the community. SCCC participates in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Athletic Conference with teams in men’s and women’s basketball and tennis, men’s baseball, and women’s volleyball and softball. A wide variety of student organizations are also available for student partici-

pation, and there is a full program of student activities and intramural activities. Other exceptional educational opportunities are available through the Colvin Learning Center, the SCCC Cosmetology School and Epworth Allied Health. Colvin Learning Center offers opportunities to learn English and to get a GED. The Epworth Allied Health Center is a four-year nursing and medical technology school.

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Community Library Liberal’s Memorial Library serves the residents of the city and the surrounding communities, supplying more than 66,000 volumes of books, tapes, videos, newspapers, periodicals and other items. The library also offers computers and extensive CD-ROM resources. Some of the facility’s special collections include genealogy research materials and Kansas historical documents. Young visitors to the library have the opportunity to participate in story-time sessions for children ages 3–5 years old, after-school activities throughout the school year, and special programs for National Poetry Month, National Library Month and more. During the summer, the library features the summer reading program for children, as well as visits from storytellers and occasional craft sessions.

Memorial Library in Liberal has over 66,000 volumes for patrons to access.

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he city of Liberal has a progressive local government with a professional administration operating under the commission-manager form. The Liberal City Commission is made up of five local residents elected at-large from the community. The commissioners serve four-year or two-year terms based on the number of votes they receive in the election. The mayor and vice mayor are selected annually by the current commissioners. Liberal is a full-service municipality that provides basic services including Administration, Airport, Building Inspection, Code Enforcement, Planning and Zoning, Community Development, Convention and Tourism, Economic Development, Fire Department, Human Resources, Parks and Recreation, Police Department, and Public Works. In an effort to provide community improvements, the City Commission asked the electorate in 1994 for a 1 percent sales-tax increase. The referendum passed and was enacted for seven years. In 2001, the tax was passed again and will be in place for 10 more years. Funds derived from the 1 percent tax are split into five categories: streets, drainage and other capital improvements (50 percent); economic development (25 percent); crime prevention (10 percent); housing (10 percent); and city beautification (5 percent). The Liberal Police Department has 39 sworn officers, including the chief of police, three captains, two lieutenants, five sergeants, four corporals, three detectives and 21 patrol officers. The department operates out of one station and possesses 20 pieces of motorized equipment. The Liberal Fire Department includes 15 full-time employees, consisting of a fire chief, a deputy chief, a fire inspector, three captains and nine full-time firefighters. There are also 20 volunteer firefighters. Liberal’s fire department operates out of two stations that are manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The department offers quality fire protection, emergency rescue, fire-prevention education, inspections and suppression operations. A five-member commission governs Seward County. Voters elect the commissioners to four-year terms of office. Departments under county government include Appraiser, County Administrator, County Attorney, County Clerk, Clerk of District Court, Emergency Medical Services and Elections Offices. The Seward County Sheriff’s Department employs 12 full-time patrol officers. A new jail and judicial center was built in 1998. The county provides around-the-clock ambulance service manned by EMTs and paramedics. A private air ambulance is stationed at the airport and provides 24-hour service. Each flight has a nurse, a paramedic and two pilots on board.

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iberal and the surrounding area are filled with countless recreational and tourist activities. From fishing and golf to festivals and a pancake race, you will find something to do all year round.

Tourist Sites Dorothy’s House The community got the idea for Dorothy’s House and the Land of Oz when community leaders were constantly asked, “How’s Dorothy?” when they mentioned they were from Kansas. Since no other Kansas community had adopted our famous daughter, Liberal gave Dorothy a permanent home. In 1981, Oliver Brown, a Liberal resident, knew of a house that resembled Dorothy’s. Volunteers moved the house to the Coronado Museum grounds, where it was transformed into a replica of the house shown in the movie. Soon thereafter, Gov. John Carlin declared the house as the official home of Dorothy Gale. Later, Gov. Sebelius signed legislation making it official that Liberal, Kansas, is the “Home of Dorothy” and the “Gateway to the Land of Oz.” Highway 54 was soon thereafter aptly named “The Yellow Brick Road.” Dorothy’s House has been carefully restored and furnished with period furnishings to reproduce the warmth of the farmhouse where Dorothy realized that “there’s no place like home.” In the Land of Oz, visitors wander down the Yellow Brick Road through 5,000 square feet of animated entertainment — good and bad witches, the Munchkins, talking trees, and winged monkeys, along

with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. Also on display is a wide array of Oz memorabilia, including the original model of Dorothy’s house used in the 1939 filming of The Wizard of Oz. An annual celebration called Ozfest takes place the second weekend in October. Fans from near and far, as well as the original Munchkins from the movie and other celebrities such as Robert Baum, greatgrandson of L. Frank Baum, attend this event and have the opportunity to purchase unique Oz souvenirs in the gift shop housed in the Coronado Museum building. It is the goal of the Museum Board to erect a life-sized statue of Dorothy and Toto in the rainbow flowerbed near Dorothy’s house. There have been 100 signed and numbered limited-edition bronze scale replicas of the sculpture made and sold to raise funds for this project.

Coronado Museum The Seward County Historical Museum, or the Coronado Museum, was established in 1961. The museum offers a collection of items dating back to 1541, when Don Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and 36 soldiers entered what is now southwest Kansas, searching for the fabled “Seven Cities of Gold.” An 8-foot bronze statue of Coronado points the way to the museum from Highway 54. Housed in a landmark structure originally built in 1918 as the residence of the Lee Larrabee family, the museum features a unique collection of items used in the settlement of the Kansas territory during its Wild West days. These items include old medical equipment, an antique organ, quilts and home furnishings. Also included in this exhibit is a model re-creation of early Seward County. There is also an exhibit that pays tribute to the culture of Native Americans who lived on Kansas land long before Coronado came to the region. www.liberalkschamber.com 25


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In addition to exhibits on the city of Liberal’s history, the Coronado Museum showcases items dating as far back as 1541. In addition to permanent exhibits, the museum features rotating exhibits that change about every six weeks. Exhibits on display in 2005 included the Great Plains Chautauqua, a traveling living history event. Liberal was one of only two sites that showcased the Chautauqua exhibit in 2005.

Riverside School House The Riverside School District was established in 1890, with E. Hirn as the first teacher. The one-room school served a small area along the Cimarron River. At times, when the river was high, students were considered tardy, but not absent, because they could not get across. The Riverside School was built in 1890, with the last class being held in 1927. The original school house has been moved to its new home on the Coronado Museum grounds, and restoration plans are in progress. In the future, it will be available for use by student groups who want to experience the “good old days.”

Mid-America Air Museum The Mid-America Air Museum contains the fifth-largest collection of military and civilian aircraft in the United States. The city of Liberal, once home to a major Beech Aircraft manufacturing facility and a pilot training base during World War II, established the museum to help preserve a proud local and national aviation heritage. In 1987, the museum was established in its current location, an old Beech aircraft facility. Since then, it has grown from a small collection of planes to the incredible collection it is now, largely due to a donation in 1997 of 56 planes by retired U.S. Air Force Col. Tom Thomas, Jr. The museum houses one of the country’s finest hands-on aviation science exhibits; hosts 26 Liberal Area Chamber of Commerce

special events like air shows, fly-ins and an aviation camp; presents guest speakers; and features aerospace education programs for students in its theater. This is a “must see” for aeronautic enthusiasts, history buffs and tourists alike.

The Baker Arts Center The Baker Arts Center is a dynamic 5,000square-foot facility offering visitors the opportunity to view visual art exhibits that include works by regional and local artists. The facility is the former home of Irene Dillon and Francis Marion Baker, who recognized the need for a public art education facility in southwest Kansas. When Mrs. Baker died in 1984, she donated her home and personal art collection to the Baker Arts Foundation. Today, The Baker Arts Center offers a visual art exhibit that features national traveling exhibits, local one-artist shows, an annual juried art show, works from area high schools, and pieces from its own collection. The facility includes four galleries where exhibits display pieces ranging from oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, to sculptures, photography, quilt displays, handmade jewelry, woodworking, glassworks and collages. There is also a Discovery Center providing hands-on creative visual and theatrical art experiences to young children, an educational studio for art classes and workshops, and an extensive art library. Classes in photography, painting, ceramics, sculpture and printmaking are offered at the center for students of all ages.

Rock Island Depot Liberal’s historic depot has been completely refurbished with a $3 million combination of funding from the city and state, private contributions, and a lot of hard work.

The first building was restored several years ago and now houses the offices of the Chamber of Commerce, the city’s Economic Development Department and the Housing Department. The second phase of restoration was completed in the fall of 2001. The old Grier Eating House was transformed into a popular local restaurant, Vargas, which serves lunch and dinner daily. Upstairs in this building is the Veterans Outreach Clinic. Every summer, the area around the depot is bustling with all the activities of its oldfashioned Farmers Market. From midsummer through early fall, farmers and area residents bring their prize harvests of fruits and vegetables to the depot and sell them from dawn until dusk.

Mighty Samson The Samson Bridge was erected in 1939 by the railroads to cross the Cimarron River. It was built three miles east of Arkalon as a potential railroad crossing. When the original railroad crossing at Arkalon was flooded, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway diverted the railroad track to the Samson Bridge. Called the Samson of the Cimarron, the Mighty Samson is 1,268 feet long and was considered an engineering marvel of the day.

Recreation/Sports Bee Jays Baseball Each summer, baseball fans of all ages enjoy Bee Jays baseball — Liberal’s own semipro team. The Bee Jays have made a name for themselves by winning the national championship four times, most recently in 2000. The team is named after baseball pioneer Byron Bancroft Johnson, the creator of the American Baseball League. The Bee Jays have


TOURISM, RECREATION & EVENTS resided in Liberal for more than five decades, dating back to 1955. Players for the team are recruited from colleges across the nation. The Bee Jays’ season runs from June until August. Thanks to the sponsorship of local merchants, admission to the games is free. These games are played at Brent Gould Field at Seward County Community College. Because the team wants to give back to the community, they offer a skills clinic for kids ages 7–12 in June. During the free clinic, participants learn basic skills to help them become better ball players. During the baseball season, players stay with host families in town. And as many of these families have found out, it’s not always easy letting go of their Bee Jays player when the season comes to an end. The players often become parts of their gracious hosts’ families.

Parks For outdoor fun and recreation, Liberal has 12 beautiful parks located throughout the city. You can enjoy lighted tennis courts, picnic facilities, horseshoe pits and other activities. A perfect spot for hiking, fishing and camping is Arkalon Park. This park has ponds, streams, marshes and three lakes well stocked with fish. Many species of wildlife, including beavers, deer, turtles, snakes, squirrels, raccoons and a variety of birds, make Arkalon Park their home. Nature trails through the marsh area provide an opportunity to see wildlife in its natural habitat.

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More Sports Other recreational facilities include batting cages, a Frisbee golf course, a newly constructed skate park, a shooting range and a new miniature golf course. For the golfer, there are two courses in town. Willow Tree Golf Course is a beautiful 18-hole public course with tree-lined fairways. A private golf course is located at the Liberal Country Club. A new 18-hole course and housing development is being built six miles north of Liberal. If you like to swim, there is an outdoor pool located in Light Park that is open during the summer months. Indoor swimming for community residents is available at Seward County Community College year round.

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children and adults, including sports leagues and instructional programs. Sports programs for kids include swim lessons, soccer, baseball, blast ball (baseball for 4-year-olds), basketball and tennis. Adults can participate in basketball, volleyball, dodge ball and softball. Other program offerings include exercise classes, arts and crafts, and workshops. Special seasonal events are scheduled for adults and youth. Parks & Recreation sponsors a very unique project called the “community garden.” This service allows everyone the opportunity to grow their own vegetables regardless of where they live and how much yard space they have. And it provides gardeners with pre-dug plots and all the water that they need. Nature Day Camp is another Parks & Recreation-sponsored event. Held at Arkalon Park, the two one-week camps are for children 5 to 12 years of age. Campers have the opportunity to enjoy nature up close and personal. They get to examine foliage, bugs and trees and also have a chance to go fishing.

Kids Inc. Kids Inc. is a nonprofit organization that began in 1961. Its purpose is to give the youth of Liberal a direction in their athletic endeavors. Kids Inc. offers winter sports for kids from age 8 through the sixth grade at no charge. Sports include wrestling, volleyball, soccer, basketball and football. Kids Inc. is also building a large miniature golf course.

Events Many events are scheduled throughout the year in the city of Liberal. Here are a few of the major events that draw visitors from many neighboring cities and states.

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Pancake Day Newcomers to Liberal might be astonished to see people dashing down city streets on Shrove Thursday — pancake griddles in hand, held closely to their apron-covered chests as they race. But that just means it’s Pancake Day, a holiday all of Liberal celebrates. Pancake Day dates back to 1445 in Olney, England. One woman was busy preparing her pancakes on Shrove Tuesday when the church bell rang, signalling that it was time to go to church and be shriven of her sins. Without even removing her apron, she quickly grabbed her griddle and ran to the church, thus becoming the first pancake racer. Since then, Olney has declared Shrove Tuesday the official Pancake Day in England. Each year on this day, women from Olney race with skillets and pancakes to the church — just as it was done in 1445.

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TOURISM, RECREATION & EVENTS In 1950, the Liberal Jaycees contacted the Rev. R. W. Collins, the Vicar of Olney, to propose an international competition. Since then, Olney and Liberal have raced against each other, keeping a running score of race winners. Over the years, a Old Muffin Factory Pancake Recipe three-day celebration has grown around 280 pounds .......................................pancake mix the event in Liberal. 10.5 dozen .......................................................eggs Festivities include a 7 cups ...................................................cooking oil pancake feed, eating and flipping contests, 14 lids ..........................................................vanilla musical programs, and 7 pinches ..........................................................salt a talent show. Other 35 gallons .....................................................water activities during the weekend include oldtime artisans displaying their crafts, a talent contest, the Miss Liberal pageant, and High Tea.

and collectibles. During the fair, you can also attend the Farmers’ Olympics, the Southwest Anglers youth competition, a gospel songfest and a demolition derby.

Annual Christmas Parade Topping off the event calendar for Liberal is the Annual Christmas Parade. Held downtown, the parade is made up of floats and marching bands, along with holiday-themed decorations and entertainment. Prior to the parade, which begins at dark, visitors can enjoy horsedrawn carriage rides, tasty food sold by local vendors, Christmas shopping, and live entertainment. The finale of the parade is a drawing for some large prizes.

Ozfest Ozfest, which is held the second weekend in October, has drawn more than 20,000 people in years past. The event attracts fans, “Oz scholars” and cast members from the movie. Several of the original Munchkins have attended the event, along with Robert Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum (creator of Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz). Activities at the event include a downtown parade, appearances by the Munchkins, a Toto Trot, look-alike contests, an Oz Theme Hat Contest, and a showing of the movie at the end of the festivities.

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eminders of the Christian tradition and values that run deep in Liberal are visible in the many churches that are scattered across the community. A variety of worship expressions, faith traditions and architectural styles make up the religious community of Liberal. Clergy and parishioners from various faiths attend worship services at 40 churches representing 28 denominations. Uniting the faith community in the area is the Liberal Ministerial Alliance. This group coordinates a community church service that is held each Thanksgiving. Other community-wide services include topical sessions held on Sunday nights at the high school using satellite-hookup technology. The presence of spiritual benevolence is truly unsurpassed in this community. The Ministerial Alliance plays a vital role in helping people with their needs. Many member churches help fund a shelter called the Stepping Stone. It is open seven days a week and assists people as they look for jobs. Liberal also has several food pantries that serve needy families in the area. Area churches practice community outreach in many different ways. Pastors from various churches take turns holding chapel services at rest homes and the retirement center. Members also take turns writing “The Pastor’s Corner” for the local newspaper. It is the goal of Liberal’s church community to join efforts, resources and hopes to accomplish work that might be difficult or impossible to do alone. 30 Liberal Area Chamber of Commerce

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he population in Liberal has changed greatly over the past decade. Immigrants from Mexico, other Latin American countries and Asia have come to the area to fulfill their life dreams. This has created a rich opportunity for residents to experience these cultures along with their food, their customs and their languages. Several events are scheduled annually to recognize the cultural heritage of our diverse population. Once a year, Liberal celebrates Cultural Diversity Day. More than 40 nationalities gather together to eat, dance and display the rich heritage of their ethnic traditions. In May, the Hispanic community embraces the Cinco de Mayo celebration. Each year, this event is held at the Activity Center and attracts a large number of residents and visitors. Scheduled for the weekend closest to May 5, the event provides a good opportunity for Hispanics and non-Hispanics to get together and enjoy the festivities. More than 100 businesses make donations to this event. Special features of the event include a beauty pageant and crowning of a queen, mariachi bands, dancing, a salsa contest, folklore groups, a parade, and a chili-eating contest. This weekend event is not to be missed. The African American Celebration takes place the third Saturday in June at Mahuron Park. The event, first celebrated in Liberal in 1981, often begins as early as Tuesday and offers unique activities each year. The most popular feature of the celebration is the “feed” on Saturday. The food is free and often includes hamburgers, hot dogs, fish, ribs, fried chicken and brisket. As many as 500 guests have attended this event. Entertainment is family-oriented and geared toward children. There are musical chairs, a clown, volleyball, a basketball tournament, a dunking booth, bingo and a street dance. Fund raising for the event is accomplished through T-shirt sales. A local artist creates a different design for the T-shirt each year. People from several neighboring cities come to this celebration of African-American heritage.


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e invite you to explore Liberal, Kansas, with its rich heritage and diverse culture. Whether you’re planning a family vacation or thinking about relocation, we want you to visit and experience our city. With a wealth of employment, educational, cultural and entertainment opportunities, the city has something for everyone. Consider how you, your business and your family could fit into our community life. Entrepreneurs and businesses are welcomed with economic incentives. Students of all ages discover learning opportunities each day. Recreation enthusiasts never have to stay home. Lovers of entertainment and culture find events and performances to appreciate and enjoy. Explore the area and, most of all, discover a community that welcomes you with open arms.

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