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Family time at the library Family Night at the Library, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, will be “Purr-fect Cats.” The library is at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Mechanic Street. For more information, call Children’s Services at 340-6466 or visit All programs are free and open to the public.

US beef production up 7 percent in January A new government report shows that U.S. beef production and slaughter numbers were up in January in the wake of a widespread drought that drove ranchers to sell off livestock. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Thursday that commercial red meat production totaled 4.35 billion pounds in January. That is up 5 percent from the same month in 2012. Beef production totaled 2.26 billion pounds for a 7 percent jump from the same month a year ago. Some 2.83 million head of cattle were slaughtered in January. That is 4 percent more cattle than the previous January. Production of veal, pork, lamb and mutton also was up in January.

Boy calls 911 to avoid bedtime Police in Massachusetts say a 10-year-old boy called 911 because he didn’t want to go to bed. Brockton police say the boy made the emergency call just after 8 p.m. Wednesday and told the dispatcher he was calling to report his mother because he did not want to go to bed. There was no emergency. The Enterprise reported that according to the police log, an officer went to the boy’s home and explained to him when it’s appropriate — and when it’s not — to call 911. No one was charged.

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Lane Hollern uses a snow blower to clear the sidewalks of the 600 block of Commercial Street Thursday morning. Emporia residents have been digging out of more than 9 inches of snow that fell between Wednesday and Thursday.

Another wave of snow coming By Allen Twitchell

As the Emporia area continues to dig out from under a foot of snow, forecasters are watching another storm system coming this way. But, when it arrives Sunday afternoon, it is not expected to hit with anywhere near the impact of its predecessor. “We don’t have a good handle on that one yet ... but we’re not anticipating a major storm event,” said Kris Sanders, meteorologist

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By Chris Walker

Editor’s Note: With the Daytona 500 kicking off the NASCAR season Sunday, The Gazette’s Chris Walker caught up with Emporia driver Clint Bowyer for a phone interview earlier this week.


How was the off season?


Did your team make many changes during the off season?

I was home for 12 days and it was good. It was nice to get away and do something different for a while. I did some hunting. Jared Landers, who drives one of my dirt cars, came back with me and got a good deer. My neighbor got the one I was hoping to get. We had a lot of fun just getting out and enjoying the Flint Hills.

We kept most of the team intact. We made some adjustments to get better. We just hope to pick up where we left off, and the way you do that is to keep everyone intact as much as possible. When you have good year like we had, we want to get people locked up under contract because other teams will try to nab them. We are fortunate that all of our people stayed.

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emergency management coordinator, said a “snow disaster declaration” was issued for Lyon County on Thursday. Roads remain snow-packed and icy today, and with single-digit lows tonight (the wind chill could drop to as low as minus-3), travel continues to be hazardous in spots. After sunny skies and a high of 31 on Saturday, Sunday’s forecast calls for a 20-percent chance for rain after 1 p.m. with a high of 37. Sunday night, Monday and

How long have you been at work preparing for the new season?

Four wildlife groups set local events.

for the National Weather Service in Topeka. Thursday’s snowfall measured from 9 to 11 inches in Emporia, Related forcing the cloPage 15 sure of schools, The Midwest government ofdigs out from fices and many businesses, and Thursday’s shut down trafstorm fic completely on Interstate 35 east of Burlingame Road for several hours. Rick Frevert, Lyon County

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A vehicle was hit by a train Thursday evening after it became stuck on the tracks at the East Street crossing in Emporia. Emporia Police were dispatched to the area after receiving a call that a 2008 Chevy Equinox, driven by Lamar Rodriguez, 39, of Emporia, had been struck by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe engine making its way through town. Rodriguez was driving the vehicle southbound on East Street when he became stuck in the roadway ruts on the tracks because of snow and ice. He made several attempts to get the vehicle off of the railroad tracks, but he was unable to do so, according to the EPD. After Rodriguez noticed a train approaching from the west, he abandoned the vehicle, and it was struck by the train. The vehicle, owned by Sibyl A. Hammond of Emporia, was towed by Flint Hills Towing. While there was no damage done to the BNSF engine, a guardrail around the crossing arm base and light was damaged in the accident. No one was injured.

My work started in January. We have good sponsors, so we have been cutting lots of commercials. I was ready to get back to the race track so things could calm down and get the schedule back to normal and focus on what we need to. I have been down here at Speedweek for two weeks now. We have been racing the dirt cars. We have two late-model dirt cars that we run in the Lucas Oil late-model series. Georgia Boot is on one of the car sponsors and Peak Motor Oil is the other. We have been having a lot fun. We have had decent runs, but haven’t won one yet. We

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Driver Clint Bowyer, from Emporia, meets reporters during NASCAR media day Thursday at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

have been running second, thirds and fourth. We have been in the top five, we just haven’t sealed the deal yet. It is just fun to be down here during Speedweek and get in on all the action.

Sprint Cup Stats

Clint Bowyer Driver Career Stats


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Were you surprised as a new Sprint Cup team at how well you finished last season?

We were definitely surprised. There were so many good things on paper that looked well, but until you get out there and perform, you just didn’t know. But as soon as we got going, I knew all the stuff that we were projecting and talking about was going to come true. First and foremost, my crew chief Brian Pattie did such a great job leading such a young team to what we did last year. Our engiPlease see Bowyer, Page 3

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The DAILY REPORT A nima l s Pet Patrol To report a lost or found pet, call the Humane Society at 342-4477. Emporia Veterinary Hospital Pets may be available for adoption at the Emporia Veterinary Hospital, 710 Anderson St., 342-6515.

Animal Control Arrangements to claim or adopt pets at the city animal shelter at 12th Avenue and Hatcher Street can be made by calling 340-6345 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays.

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Enedina Sonja Hernandez Lyrissa and Manuel Hernandez of Emporia are the parents of a daughter, Enedina Sonja Hernandez, born Feb. 18, 2013, at Newman Regional Health. Enedina’s siblings are Yulissa Hernandez, Yulianna Hernandez and Alize Anis. Grandparents are Manuel Hernandez of Emporia, Sonja Hernandez of Topeka, Debi Arreola of Ft. Riley and Gonzalo Peratta of Mexico. Great-grandparents are Dee Dilts of Toledo, Ohio, and Wayne Dilts of Wichita.

Kindree Brooke Horn Brian and Juanita Horn of Emporia are the parents of a

girl, Kindree Brooke Horn, born Feb. 4, 2013, at Newman Regional Health. Grandparents are Mario and Terri Ortiz and Gene and Sharon Horn, all of Emporia. Great-grandparents are Gloria Mendoza and Monico and Juana Ortiz, all of Emporia.

Dentin Andrew Matile Jeff and Rachel Matile of rural Chase county are the parents of a son, Dentin Andrew Matile, born Feb. 11, 2013, at Newman Regional Health. Dentin’s sister is Ava Rebecca Matile. Grandparents are Arlen and Brenda Stueve of Olpe, Janet Matile of Topeka and the late Philip and Dee Matile.

Eskridge woman killed The Emporia Gazette

A 78-year-old Eskridge woman died Tuesday when the car she was driving left the road about 2 miles south of Harveyville. Darlene Kelch was westbound in her 2009 Honda Civic on Kansas Highway 31

when she missed a turn and continued straight ahead, coming to rest in a field, according to the report from the Kansas Highway Patrol. Kelch, who was wearing her seat belt, was transported to Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka, the report stated. No other information was released.





Friday, February 22, 2013


Panel rejects bid to rezone Tiller clinic property The Associated Press

WICHITA — While much of Wichita was huddled indoors as a major winter storm blew through, the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission voted Thursday to reject an effort to rezone the property upon which Dr. George Tiller’s former clinic sits. Kansans for Life had sought the rezoning to prevent the abortion clinic from reopening and had presented nearly 14,000 signatures in support of the move to the Wichita City Council, the Wichita Eagle reported. The request for the city to initiate the rezoning is believed to be the first of its kind in the city, officials have said. The commission’s 6-4 vote came after presentations from Kansans for Life and from the nonprofit Trust Women Foundation Inc., which purchased the building in late August and plans to reopen the clinic under the name South Wind Women’s Center. The group has said it will

provide abortions to women up to their 14th week of pregnancy, as well as other health care services. A clinic official has said it will not perform late-term abortions. David Gittrich, development director for Kansans for life, criticized the decision by city planning officials to conduct the hearing Thursday afternoon, when much of the city was paralyzed by a winter storm that dropped up to a foot of snow. “No question that hurt us significantly,” Gittrich said. “There would have been a huge crowd show up if it had been a nice day. Most people thought the city was closed, and it looked to those of us who were there like it was.” Initially, 10 commission members deadlocked over whether to hear Gittrich’s request before voting 9-1 to do so, said John Schlegel, the city’s planning director. Gittrich said the deadlock was an early sign that the rezoning request would fail. “At that point, you knew five people had already made up

their minds,” he said. Trust Women founder Julie Burkhart said she was “relieved that they did not vote to take up the public hearing process. We did not request a rezoning of the property. To our knowledge, that property had been used for medical purposes since the 1950s, and (the city’s) staff report said it goes back to 1937.” Wichita real estate company J.P. Weigand had marketed the building as a medical office and noted that the property was zoned to allow a medical office when her organization bought it, Burkhart said. Kansans for Life wanted it rezoned as residential, office warehouse or industrial park, but Burkhart said she was thankful commissioners chose not to make decisions based on personal politics. Gittrich presented 13,937 signatures to the City Council on Feb. 5 and promised hundreds more before the planning commission meeting. He told the council the clinic isn’t suitable for a residential neighborhood and has been the source

of heavy police traffic in the past — assertions he also made Thursday. Tiller was one of the nation’s few remaining late-term abortion providers when he was murdered at his church by an anti-abortion extremist. Before Tiller’s clinic closed in 2009, it was the site of regular protests by abortion rights opponents, including large demonstrations in 1991 and 2001. Gittrich didn’t rule out asking the City Council to initiate the rezoning itself or asking neighbors around the clinic to seek the change. Schlegel said the vote Thursday is the end of deliberations on the request by the planning commission unless the City Council decides to initiate the rezoning itself. If that happens, planning staff would get involved again and a public hearing would be held, he said. City Council members remain noncommittal about the petition and aren’t sure any city action would stand up against a court challenge from Trust Women.

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EARSP meets The Emporia Area Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, at the Emporia Presbyterian Manor. The program will be presented by Bob Haselhuhn, Band Director Emporia High School. The greeters will be Carolyn Turney and Belle Grimsley and the Thought of the Day will be given by Mildred Caldwell.

Free tax help Office will assist those needing help to file Homestead and Food Sales Tax refunds now through filing day, April 15. The hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lyon County Courthouse, Room 103. An on-line filing process is also available for anyone to file their own return by accessing the Kansas Depart-

istration is required.

ment of Revenue website.

Library story times

EAAC meets

Next week’s themes for story times at the Emporia Public Library, 110 E. Sixth Ave., will be “Cuddly Kitties” for Pat-A-Cake and Mother Goose, while Preschool Story time will be “Slam Dunk!” Pat-A-Cake Club is for infants to 18 months and meets at 9:15 a.m. Thursday. Mother Goose Time is for toddlers to 36 months and meets at 9:45 a.m. Monday and Thursday. Preschool Storytime is for 3 - 5 year olds and meets at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call Children’s Services at 340-6466 or visit Emporia Public Library’s web site at All programs are free and open to the public. No reg-

The Emporia Accessibility Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in City Conference room 2, 104 E. Fifth Ave. The agenda includes the self assessment survey project.

Thick and the Foolish tonight Thick and the Foolish, a new Emporia-based band will debut at The Loft 707, which is the second story of 707 Commercial St. Described as a combination of Motown, New Wave, and 1980s and 1990s alternative rock music, the concert is free and begins at 9:30 p.m. The Slack Theory, another Emporia band, will open.

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Emporia State University student Brady Wilson’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, “Who Knows?,” is on display in the Norman R. Eppink Gallery now through March 1. Wilson’s work “focuses on expressing line and texture through hot sculpted glass,

cast glass and abstracted steel forms,” according to the press release. Wilson graduated from Emporia High School in 2006 and plans to complete his bachelor’s degree this May. Eppink Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday and is located in King Hall on the east side of the ESU campus.

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bowyer From PAGE 1 neering staff and Toyota, we worked hand in hand with them (and that) was extremely beneficial. It was a good recipe and blend of people and that is why we saw the results we did last year.


You helped assemble this team so do you take pride getting things right?


The one thing in my career that I haven’t been able to do was have a crew chief that I picked. So me being able to pick Pattie was something I was excited about. I felt comfortable with him from the first time we met and we just clicked. It doesn’t matter what kind of business you are in — what it comes down is people and getting the most out of those people. Pattie and I we have been able to build together a great team.


What are the main changes in the car this year?

It is mostly cosmetic body changes. But anytime they do that it is a different aero platform and the cars act different when other cars get around you. Some of the side drafts we are seeing are quite a bit different. When we get back from Fontana, which is the first five races, we will get an idea where we are at and we will know what areas we need to work on and get back to the shop and work. In Daytona right now, there are lots people tearing cars up. We just don’t have that many cars to give to these wrecks for no reason. We have just been putting our cars on the track, run the temperatures up, make sure nothing falls off, practicing coming onto pit road a couple of times then put the car back on jack stands and wait.


As a new team, do you have enough funding to continue to be competitive

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Clint Bowyer’s car is pushed back to his garage during practice Wednesday for the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

with the more established teams?


One of the good things is our sponsors. Obviously 5-Hour Energy is a big deal for me, but also Peak Motor Oil and all their brands are a great partnership. So we should be very competitive.


Any grudges from last year carrying over to the new season?


No. It’s a new year, new car, and we have to get out and make it happen like we did last year. Everybody is hungry and wants a fresh start and to take care of business like we did last year. Same rules apply: It comes down to teamwork, all three MWR (Michael Waltrip Racing) cars work well together and we shared in the success. We didn’t have many bad days last year. Looking back, we truly only had one bad weekend, and I will take that any day of the week.


You haven’t run any Nationwide races in a couple of years. Would you like to

run more or not?


I would like to especially in the Nationwide race down here in Daytona. But it is just hard to put it all together. Right now, we focus so much on our Cup side and it’s an all hands on deck, there just isn’t much room to run a Nationwide deal with Michael Waltrip Racing.


The Clint Bowyer brand had lots of success last year making headlines and being on television shows like “Duck Dynasty.” Does that popularity continue this year?


Anytime you have success, lots of things come with that, especially since we had a good year last year on and off the race track. Having a sponsor like 5-Hour Energy that activates the way they do it’s crucial, but you have to back all that up with talent on the race track. Doing “Duck Dynasty” was great. The show had 4.9 million viewers, and who knows how many times that has been replayed. That is good exposure for me and the sponsors.

An Emporia State University student walks across campus Thursday in the midst of the storm that slammed the region. The Emporia area received more than 9 inches of snow, and school was canceled school for two days.

Snow From PAGE 1 Monday night, the chances for rain and snow are 60 percent. There’s a 30-percent chance of snow Tuesday. “It should come in late Sunday and Monday,” said Shawn Byrne, NWS meteorologist, of the next wave of wintry weather. “It won’t have the intensity of Thursday’s storm, but there’s still a lot of variability in the models. It isn’t as consistent as the one we just had, so we can’t predict it with a lot of confidence. Some say Nebraska will get the brunt of it, others say it’ll come through here. “It’ll bring some decent snow, but we don’t know where it’ll fall yet, and probably won’t for a day or two.”

ter storm, Emporia State University remains closed today. “Reducing traffic on the roads and on campus will help all crews working hard to clear road ways in and around Emporia as well as on our campus,” said Michael Shonrock, president of ESU. The Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency testing scheduled for Saturday at ESU has been rescheduled for March 2.

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Pats on the back Each Friday, The Gazette salutes those who make Emporia and the surrounding area a better place to live and work. The following folks deserve a pat on the back ... F United Way Director Jam Reever and Campaign

Co-Chairs Cindy Stewart and Jennell Tebbetts who worked tirelessly over the past six months to raise $565,351.00. With everything that has been going on in our community it was great to see the area come together and support the United Way and all the different agencies that are supported through your donations! F The Flint Hills Optimist Club, who donated $5,220 to

help improve the disc golf course at Peter Pan Park, the Optimist Club has been big supporters for recreational areas at Peter Pan park and this will help to make the course top notch as we prepare to host the 2013 PDGA Amateur World Disc Golf Championship this July. F Sticking with donation themes, the 25th Class of Lead-

ership Emporia gave a great boost to the Food for Students program with their food drive and fundraiser that they conducted as their class project. Their efforts collected more than 600 pounds of food for the program and raised an additional $2,420.00. F ESU 150th Committee that organized and hosted a

wonderful kick-off for ESU’s 150th Year Celebration! The Founder’s Day Luncheon was great as always and the 150th Gala on Friday was such a great event that truly showcased a wonderful new facility and the great community that is Emporia State University F I also want to recognize ESU Foundation President

DenaSue Potestio, ESU President Michael Shonrock, and all those working on the Now and Forever Campaign for ESU. If setting a goal of $45.3 Million Dollars wasn’t impressive enough, the announcement that they have already surpassed $9.3 Million dollars in gifts and pledges is phenomenal. We truly have the right team, at the right time, for one of the most important jobs in the 150 year history of ESU and the 156 year history of Emporia. F City Crews, KDOT Crews, Public Safety, and pri-

vate operators who have worked very hard over the last 36 hours to help clean up and allow the community to keep on moving. Though you hear phrases like “Snowmageddon” or “Snowpocalypes,” these guys recognize that its just winter and they have a job to do. Thanks for getting out there and getting it done.

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Legislative update This past Saturday at Eggs and Issues I was given a challenge about how many jobs have been created in Kansas since we have been working on growing our economy. The first evidence I found was an article in the Emporia Gazette, Feb. 5, 2013 titled “Program to entice people to rural Kansas working.”

of what they are referring to as the “Great Recession.” What we need now is to set a climate of stability for our future as much as we possibly can.

Regulatory certainty

Peggy Mast

Kansas House of Representatives

Here is a clip from the Kansas City Star February 8, 2013 issue talking about what is happening in the Kansas City area. “A well-known Kansas City. Mo., certified public accounting firm has moved its offices and 22 employees to Leawood, lured by a new Kansas incentive program.” Another firm from Missouri has moved into the same building, moving 150 jobs to Kansas because of the same incentives. Folks have acted like it is unrighteous for us to bring jobs from Missouri to Kansas, but if they want to come here to prosper and add to the tax base, that is quite all right with me.

Job numbers Jobs are important. They are helping our economy, our schools and employing our young people so they stay in Kansas. I am thankful we are coming out

I had the opportunity to see conflicting views of global warming back to back in the Energy Committee. The first presenter was Dr. John Reilly from MIT who talked about the evolution of temperatures by using the word “uncertainties” many times. He stated humidity increases as temperatures rise and then said precipitation is expected to increase with the increase of CO2 but everything is uncertain. He stated by 2050 China will consume the same amount of energy as the rest of the world combined and they have had 15 to 20 percent higher production of CO2 in the past five years. They and India have both surpassed the emission level of the US while our numbers have actually lessened. Dr. Reilly was followed by Christopher Horner from Competitive Enterprise Institute who did not use the term “uncertainty” one time. He spoke specifically of the damage being done to the economies of both Germany and Spain. He showed multiple newspaper articles from the regions pointing out the problems of

energy poverty where currently 800,000 people in Germany can no longer pay their energy bills. He warned that America is headed to the same fate if we do not turn away from the same model used in those nations. Mr. Horner also pointed out the continuing flaws in the global warning theory and the mantra of Clean Energy to “create jobs.” He stated, “The more inefficient we are, the more jobs we create.” This was followed by a question and answer period for the two presenters where Mr. Horner again got the best of Dr. Reilly who stated several times “I am an economist.” It proves to me we need scientists, not environmentalists and not economists to address the issue of “global warming or climate change.”

Challenging times

The past few weeks have been a challenge for everyone in the statehouse. We are dealing with attempting to make changes in systems that want to fight to maintain the status quo. I want to thank the people who contacted me about issues that are emotional ones for them and chose to be polite and thoughtful. That says a great deal about your character. Thank you for treating me with respect and you deserve the same from me.

You’ve been good citizens. Now get out. I’m old. I know it. My idea of burning the candle at both ends is to stay up late enough to catch the weather on the 11 p.m. news. I can’t remember the last time I was out with a group that closed up a saloon. I’ve had a double knee replacement. I commute in a little four-door sedan that’s an indeterminate tone of beige. As I say, I’m old. But I don’t need my local elected officials reminding me of it. Worse yet, they hint, oh so indirectly, that I would be doing Bethesda an economic and social favor if I made way for a younger, more desirable demographic -- the 18- to 34-year-olds who are smart enough to be pulling down big salaries but too callow to realize that they should be saving for their kids’ college education and their own retirement. Before these familial responsibilities arrive, which they will do with frightening rapidity, the Montgomery County Council thinks -- according to a Washington Post article -- that these folks should be investing this extra capital in the local nightlife so Bethesda and its adjacent suburbs become a “hipster magnet.” Bethesda is perhaps Washington’s oldest suburb in the sense of being purely a bedroom community, but it has since become a city

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in its own right with the usual inner-suburb problems -- not enough parking and too many deer. To lure “Generation Y” out of the more-happening neighborhoods in Washington, the county is proposing the creation of a “Task Force on the Night Time Economy” to study ways, says Post, “to enliven the bar, music and after-hours dining scenes.” Where was this task force when I was interested in civic involvement? Instead, I was an officer of a chain of nonprofit day-care centers. Bethesda -- thanks to my generation, which is now supposed to get out of the way -- has one of the best restaurant districts in the Washington area. But apparently that’s not good enough. We gather, eat dinner, carefully monitoring our alcoholic intake, and then quietly say our good nights and go home. The county is looking for a younger, more raucous breed of restaurant-goer. It is considering loosening the liquor laws and noise ordinances. The county also wants to identify those areas that are, in a wonderful new formulation, “under-barred.” Apparently my generation wasn’t drunk or loud enough. I wish the authorities had said something at the time. I’m sure we could have stepped up our game if we had known it was our civic duty.


Nor do the authorities seem to sense an inherent contradiction in trying to attract patrons to bigger bars with louder music that stay open later and their ominous public-service ads that warn of the grim fate in store for anyone who fails a breath test. One county council member offered an interesting economic rationale for attracting Generation Y at the expense of Generation Hip Replacement, the Post reported. The county spends $180,000, grades K through 12, to educate each youngster. And once they turn 21, what do the ingrates do? They go to D.C. to drink and party or, worse and even more embarrassing, to Northern Virginia. Even at my advanced age, I’m in favor of a lively bar scene. Heaven knows, I’ve supported enough of them in my time. But I offer this cautionary tale: A neighbor of ours moved to a Washington neighborhood noted for its quaint houses and plenitude of bars. After awhile she moved back. She got tired, she said, of the late-night noise and people urinating in her basementwindow wells and getting sick on her front steps. The county council should be careful what it wishes for. My generation can hold its liquor, doesn’t shout and gets home in time to catch the weather forecast. You feel the cold at our age.


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Friday, February 22, 2013





By Deina Rockhill, RN


Several animals have either tested positive for rabies were assumed to have had the disease based on their erratic behavior already in the year. Rabies clinics are planned for the cities of Eureka on Feb. 16 and Madison on April 6, with more cities to follow. A letter from Deina Rockhill, Greenwood County Health Department director states, “Typically at this time of the year, we are still in the “flu” mode here at the health department, but last week my attention was brought to Rabies. Greenwood County has already had a positive case of rabies, in a skunk. Northeast of Eureka, noises attracted an owner’s attention to a fight in which a skunk was biting and holding onto a dog’s tail. The owner ran outside and grabbed a stick of wood and killed the skunk. The skunk did not spray and so the owner became worried and made a phone call to the vet the next morning. It was decided to test the skunk and sure enough, it tested positive. To add to the situation, there were several other dogs, a couple of horses and cows on the property and vaccination status you have to know. In the same week, Eureka Animal Control picked up two raccoons who were acting very strange and later in the same day, picked up another who was behaving strangely. They were not tested but more than likely were rabid, based on their behavior. Wild animals account for nine out of ten rabies cases in the United States and raccoons make up almost half of those. Most raccoons are healthy and harmless but you should never touch or approach a wild raccoon, and you should definitely not feed them. If you see one acting strangely, call the local animal control officer. A lot of times, you do not see the animal but you hear aggressive barking and maybe a high-pitched “yip” or two. Looking out your window, you see your beloved dog in an all-out battle with a skunk or raccoon. After breaking up the fight, your mind races as you check your animal for wounds and wonder about the chance of rabies. The State of Kansas requires dogs and cats to be vaccinated against rabies. An accurate record has to be on file; therefore, the vaccination has to be given by a licensed veterinarian. For most pets, an initial vaccine after 12 weeks of age starts the series and this vaccine is “boosted” when the pet is a year old. And then boosted every year after. First and foremost, follow

recommendations from your veterinarian and local rabies ordinances as these laws are in place to help protect the p u b l i c f ro m potentially rabid wildlife.

RABIES CLINICS Madison Rabies Clinic Saturday, apr. 6 8 am - noon

Fire Station

Eureka Rabies Clinic Saturday, feb. 16 9 am - noon

Memorial Hall

These vaccinations can also be a lifesaver if your pet does come into contact with a wild animal. If your pet is not vaccinated and fights with an unknown wild animal or even a confirmed rabid one, you will need to quarantine your pet for six months. And when I say “quarantine” I mean the animal has to be locked up and cannot get out and run and play. The animal has to be kept isolated. It has to be fed and given water in a manner so as not to possibly expose anyone. If you are not able to do that at your place of residence, a qualified shelter will be found at the owner’s expense. If that is not possible, your pet may have to be put down. This extended observation period is meant to keep the animal under control in the event it does develop rabies. It is also a costly endeavor. A six-month stay at an approved quarantine facility might cost more than $1,500. Compare

that expense to the $10 or $20 rabies vaccine. Some may argue that it can take up to a year for the animal to display symptoms of rabies, and while that is true, 6 months is a place to start. Also, never assume that your “indoor only” pet is safe from rabies either. Bats, the largest reservoir of rabies in North America, can find their way into homes very easily. Attracted to their fluttering flight or a dying bat on the floor, our pets, especially cats, are curious and may risk exposure. Because bat bites are almost undetectable because of their size, you might miss the fact that your pet has even been bitten. Finally, if you see a wild animal acting strangely, always contact an animal control officer or wildlife expert. B ecause of the deadly nature of this disease, you should never attempt to capture a wild animal on your own. Human rabies deaths are rare in the United States but other countries have persons who die from rabies every 10 minutes, many of those are children. For those of us in North America, these deaths may seem remote, but we should never lose sight that this killer still lurks in our own backyard. The City of Eureka and Droge Animal Health Center is holding a joint rabies clinic on Saturday the 16th of February. It is from 9 a.m. to noon at the Memorial Hall. Please vaccinate your pet before it is too late! Vigilance in this matter can save you money but most importantly insure the public’s safety. Rabies was well established in the county last year and is already this year. Do your part, vaccinate your animals. The City of Madison will hold their clinic on April 6 from 8 a.m. to noon at the fire station in Madison. If you have additional questions, please contact your veterinarian, local or state health department or the K-State Rabies Lab at 785-532-4483. Also, I am including a couple of web sites and a video where you can learn more about rabies.


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NOthing to Do?

Rabid skunk found in GW county, more cases likely Greenwood County Health


Flint Hills Calendar fe b r u ar y - mar c h 2 0 1 3 FEB. 22 – Arab Shrine Circus, 7 p.m. Kansas Expocentre, Topeka. 785-297-1000. FEB. 23 – Spring Expo: the latest in lawn, garden and home improvement. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Anderson Building, Lyon County Fairgrounds. FEB. 23 – Kelly Hunt SOS benefit concert. 7 p.m., $20. Emporia Granada Theatre, 807 Commercial St. 343-8799. FEB. 23 – Arab Shrine Circus, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Kansas Expocentre, Topeka. 785-297-1000. FEB. 24 – Spring Expo: the latest in lawn, garden and home improvement. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Anderson Building, Lyon County Fairgrounds. FEB. 24 – Arab Shrine Circus, 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. Kansas Expocentre, Topeka. 785-297-1000. FEB. 24 – Sundays at the Site: Popular free Sundays on the Porch series at Red Rocks has three February installments in the Visitors Center, 927 Exchange. “A photo tour of vintage Emporia” by Roger Heineken. redrocks@

FEB. 26 – Guest pianist: Emilio Lluis and the music of Mexican composers. 7:30 p.m. Heath Recital Hall, ESU. $5 general admission, $4 students and seniors. 341-5431. FEB. 28 – The Marvelous Wonderettes, 7:30 p.m. Granada Theatre. An EAC presentation: 3436473. FEB. 28 – Contractor sales tax workshop, 10 a.m. Lyon County Extension Office, 2632 W. Highway 50. Register by Feb. 21: 341-5308. FEB. 28 – Sales, use and estimated tax workshop. 1 p.m. Lyon County Extension Office, 2632 W. Highway 50. Register by Feb. 21: 341-5308. MARCH 2 – Winter Farmers Market. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Emporia Humanitarian Center. Live music by Jane McCoy: 343-6555. MARCH 3 – International Food festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visser Hall Atrium, ESU. Free admission, food costs varies.

Spring Expo this weekend The 2013 Spring Expo show will take place Saturday and Sunday in the Anderson Building on the Lyon County Fairgrounds, 2650 W. U.S. Highway 50. Expo hours on Saturday are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Expo hours on Sunday are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show provides an opportunity for businesses to showcase their products and services and for the public to encounter a broader range of items offered in the Emporia area. Some of the goods and services presented at the show will be: lawn and garden, landscaping, homeimprovement, self-improvement, automotive and much more. Expo is a wonderful way to prepare for spring and get information and advice from the pros. There will be indoor and outdoor exhibitors. Admission is free, and visitors can register for numerous door prizes. For more information, contact the Emporia Chamber of Commerce at 342-1600.

MARKETS STOCKS OF LOCAL INTEREST Stock prices are listed as quoted at 8:30 a.m. today. Price changes are from stock prices at opening today. Following each company name is the ticker symbol used by the stock exchange.

Bank of America Corp (bac) . . . . . . Bunge Ltd. (bg) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buckle Inc. (bke) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casey’s General Stores (casy) . . . . Caterpillar Inc. (cat) . . . . . . . . . . . . Capitol Federal Financial (cffn) . . CMS Energy (cms) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coca-Cola Co. (ko) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kroger (kr) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Modine Mfg (mod) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Motorola Inc. (mot) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nike Inc. (nke) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Safeway Inc. (swy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tyson (tsn) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . US Bancorp (usb) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wendy’s Intl. (wen) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Williams Cos. (wmb) . . . . . . . . . . . . .

11.39 73.26 43.86 56.25 91.75 11.84 26.29 38.10 28.77 8.69 61.60 54.31 22.995 23.79 33.63 5.39 34.23

-0.03 -0.18 -0.04 +0.10 +0.22 +0.04 +0.17 +0.39 +0.01 0.06 +0.72 -0.23 +0.03 +0.39 -0.14 -0.10 +0.15

LOCAL QUOTATIONS Quotations below are reported to The Gazette by AGChoice Feed and Grain. These are this mornings prices. Wheat, bu. . . . . . $7.62 Milo, bu. . . . . . . $6.36 Soybeans, bu. . $14.89 Corn, bu. . . . . . . $6.91

VVV The quotation below is reported to The Gazette by Bunge North America. This is yesterday afternoon’s price. Soybeans, bu. . . $15.13



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Jelly Bean— a small adult female Dachshund mix

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EAS EAS EAS ADVERTISE HERE! Call Gazette advertising “Pet of the Week” is a project of the H. Dale Buck Animal Welfare Memorial Fund. at 620-342-4800 (620) 342-4800 • 517 Merchant St. All pets adopted from the Emporia Animal Shelter must be spayed or neutered within 2 weeks.

They’re looking for a new family... Is that you?

AREA CONTACT INFORMATION Emporia Animal Shelter • M-F HOURS: 11am - 2pm •1216 Hatcher St. • 620-340-6345 The Buck Fund • • email:• 620-343-3377

Purralot Kitty Rescue • email: • 620-412-4907 Emporia Veterinary Hospital • 710 Anderson St. • 620-342-6515

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Arts & Leisure ‘Raven’ series engrossing

Reviewed by Amber Ovsak Special to The Gazette

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater is the first installment in a new young adult series by the New York Times bestselling author, Maggie Stiefvater. This series is set in the fictional town of Henrietta, Virginia and tells the story of a group of friends who are on a quest to uncover the mysterious Welsh legend of Glendower. The main character is Blue Sargent, the daughter of a psychic, who has led an unconventional life for a sixteen year old. Having grown up among psychics and clairvoyants, she has always been warned that if she kisses her true love, he will die. For this reason, among others she has entirely avoided relationships with boys. Blue has always promised to steer clear of students from the local private school Aglionby, known as the Raven Boys. However, when a series of events happen, which cannot be coincidence, Blue joins their quest, despite the known dangers involved. Each character is well developed and intriguing

on t h e s h e l f in his/her way. While Blue is undeniably unique and intelligent, she struggles with finding her own identity amidst a household of such eccentricity. The leader of the Raven Boys, Gansey comes off as a typical wealthy, private-school boy, however during moments of weakness, reveals more genuine and vulnerable characteristics (which Blue happens to find intriguing). Adam, another Raven Boy is attending Aglionby on scholarship. This separates him

from the others in ways beyond socioeconomic status. He constantly struggles with negotiating the privilege that surrounds him on a daily basis with his own lack of family support or home life. The other Raven Boys in the story are equally dynamic and interesting. Stiefvater has a true gift for world-creation. As she has demonstrated in previous novels, opening up a Maggie Stiefvater book is like stepping into another dimension. The world of The Raven Boys did not disappoint. There were dark, gothic-inspired elements as well as fantastical and mysterious. I look forward to further exploration into the legend of Glendower and mysteries of the universe with Blue and the Raven Boys. While the story has much potential for romance, there was little truth revealed in this first part of the series; adding to the anticipation for the next installment. Who is Blue’s true love? Will death separate them forever? What enigmatic power does Glendower hold? Travel into Maggie Stiefvater’s world of The Raven Boys and find out for yourself!

Spring dance concerts to highlight talents of KU choreographers Special to The Gazette

The University Dance Company spring concerts will showcase works by emerging and master choreographers in a new setting. The performances will be held at the Lawrence Arts Center tonight and Saturday. The venue will be familiar for two performers in the company. Two seniors from Lawrence, Juliet Remmers and Lucy Shopen, were scholarship students in the children’s dance program at the Lawrence Arts Center. “The LAC has been a training ground for some of our most talented dancers,” said dance department chair Michelle Heffner Hayes. “It makes us very proud to produce their work in the setting that nurtured their talent as children.” Two other seniors’ work will be featured in addition to Remmers’ and Shopen’s: Kristi Moore of Colorado Springs and Kenna Sullivan

of Chicago. The inclusion of their choreography reflects the outstanding caliber of talent in the program, as the concerts do not typically feature student works. Another emerging choreographer featured on the program is KU dance alumna Meggi Sweeney Smith, a Carrollton, Mo., graduate who completed her BFA in 2007. Smith is a professional dancer and choreographer in New York. She set a new work on members of the University Dance Company in an intensive-two week residency in January, taught master classes and advised students on how forge the path following graduation. “It is such a pleasure for me to reinforce this sense of history and connection with the dancers from my alma mater,” says Smith, who performs with the New York-based CorbinDances and the internationally recognized New York Baroque Dance Ensemble, among others.

30th Annual Wildlife Conservation Banquet & Auction Sponsored by

Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Anderson Hall • Lyon County Fair Grounds Emporia, Kansas Doors Open – 5:30 p.m. Dinner - 7:00 p.m. AdvAnCe PriCes Silver Sponsor


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The concert also will feature works by master choreographers on the KU faculty, including “Fives” by James Moreno, “Tír na nÓg” by Jerel Hilding and “Womansong” by Muriel Cohan. Performances are Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale at the Lawrence Arts Center: $15 public, $10 students, senior citizens 62 and older, and group sales. KU students are eligible for a $5 advance purchase price before the opening day of the show. Call 785-8432787 for tickets. The Department of Dance is one of four departments in the School of the Arts. As part of the KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of the Arts offers fresh possibilities for collaboration between the arts and the humanities, sciences, social sciences, international and interdisciplinary studies. More information: http://www.

Sundays at Red Rocks Sunday at the William Allen White State Historic Site, Roger Heineken will present a history of Emporia with personal and archival photographs. This free talk will begin at 2 p.m. in the Visitors Center. Red Rocks is located at 927 Exchange St. For more information, call 620-342-2800 or visit

Dancing at Lughnasa Emporia State University Theatre is producing Brian Fiel’s Dancing at Lughnasa (LOO-nuh-suh) Feb. 27 and 28, and again March 1 and 2. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. in the Karl Bruder Theater, King Hall. Tickets available at 3416378.

Audition call Auditions will be held for roles in “An Evening of Twain,” to be produced by the Emporia Community Theater. Auditionees age 18 and older should prepare a twominute monologue and will participate in cold readings. The auditions are from 5 to 6 p.m. today and 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Emporia Public Library’s large conference room. For additional information contact Tonya Starr, 340-0245.

Call for advocacy Kansas Citizens for the Arts is looking for participants in Arts Day at the Capitol Thursday to help protect current arts funding and perhaps restore some cut funding. Arts Day will run from 11 a.m. to a

A RT S N OT E S 5 p.m. reception, and people can help by attending, writing their representatives at the state level, or by contributing to the organization. More information is at

The Marvelous Wonderettes The Emporia Arts Council presents a music trip down memory lane with a 50s and 60s revue called “The Marvelous Wonderettes.” The show will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Granada Theatre. Tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for youth. Information available at 343-6473.

Art at Flying W The Flying W Ranch is hosting two workshops this spring. Contact Gwen for lodging at or call (620) 274-4357 Photography Workshop: Edward C. Robison III will again host a 3-day photography workshop March 21 - 24. Painting Workshop: Kim Casebeer will provide a threeday workshop April 25 - 28 for painters.

EPL Wednesday Book Club The next meeting of the Emporia Public library’s

Wednesday book discussion group will be at 6:30 p.m. March 6 in the large meeting room. The title is “The Lake of Dreams” by Kim Edwards. Multiple copies are available to check out at the library, 110 E. Sixth Ave., thanks to the Emporia Friends of the Library.

Celtic guitarist in concert Jerry Barlow, Celtic guitarist, will be in concert March 15 at Grace Lutheran Church in Osage City. Admission to the 7:30 p.m. concert is $10 for adults and $5 for students. More information at 785-528-4025.

Pioneer Bluffs events At 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, former Emporian Keyna Bugner will present “Respecting the Land: One Woman’s Quest” at Pioneer Bluffs. Bugner began her life journey in Emporia, traveled to Zambia on a Peace Corps mission, and now works as an ecologist in Washington state. This is a free community discussion. Lunch at noon before the discussion is also free, but donations will be gratefully accepted. Reservations for lunch are requested and can be made by contacting Executive Director Lynn Smith at 620-753-3484 or For those who have fruit trees — or want to have fruit trees — a free workshop on tree pruning will be held at 10 a.m. that day. Larry Crouse, Butler County Extension horticulture agent, will lead this hands-on training.

KPTS announces young authors contest Special to The Gazette

KPTS announces the Young Authors Contest: Be More With Words. The contest is open to students in kindergarten, first and second grade. Students are encouraged to compose an original story that must also include illustrations. Complete rules and entry forms are available online at Entry deadline is Wednesday, April 3. “Last spring, the response was phenomenal and we hope to receive even more entries,” said Sheila Shaw, KPTS Education Outreach Coordinator. “Our children’s programming

encourages learning and imagination. Our outreach efforts promote literacy. This contest gives young authors a chance to combine imagination with literacy skills and win cool prizes in the process. The contest is designed to promote creativity, storytelling, writing, illustrating and a passion for reading.” Prizes will be awarded for First, Second and Third place in each of the grades. The top three winners at each grade level receive a Domino’s Pizza Party for their entire class, Art Kit and Sketch Pad. First place winners are awarded a One Year Membership to Mark Kistler’s Video

Art Academy (over 300 online video and animated art lessons) and a KPTS 2013 Kids Club Membership. Second place winners receive a Summer Learning Adventure Class at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Third place winners get a $50 Gift Card from Watermark Books & Café. KPTS is grateful to Domino’s Pizza, Mark Kistler’s Imagination Station, Sedgwick County Zoo, Watermark Books & Café, Wichita Public Library and CS&S Graphics for their support of the Young Authors Contest. Videos of previous winners can be viewed at

Friday, February 22, 2013




Young Christians weekend in Branson Lamont Wesleyan Church is collecting registrations for students in seventh through 12th grade to attend a weekend retreat in Branson, Mo. A

Faith public is invited to attend the service.

Biscuits and Gravy The Lutheran Laymen’s League of Messiah Lutheran Church will hold a biscuits and gravy breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, 1101 Neosho St. For $5, diners can enjoy biscuits and gravy, sausage, pancakes and coffee, juice or milk ($2.50 for children 12 and under). Carry out orders will also be taken. Proceeds benefit the mission projects of the Lutheran Laymen’s League.


Lenten prayer series faith NEWS fee of $75 allows students access to several Christian rock concerts, group activities and Silver Dollar City. The trip is April 5 through 7. Registration and fee is due by March 6. For more information, call Jola Casey at 620437-7346.

ESU Acapella Choir The ESU Acapella Choir will provide music during the worship service at First Christian Church, 202 E. 12th Ave., at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The

During Lent, members of First United Methodist Church, 823 Merchant St., will hold midweek prayer services in the chapel on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7 a.m. and on Friday evenings at 6 p.m.

Lutheran servant trip Area high school youth, through Messiah Lutheran Church, will perform a servant trip May 31 to June 7 in Grants N.M. The focus includes working with the elderly, the disabled and a halfway house. For information on fees and registration, contact Elaine at 342-8181.

R e l i g i on news i n b r i e f The Associated Press

Latest KC Chief muslim The Kansas City Chiefs football team has signed former Vikings safety Husain Abdullah, who gave up football last season to make a pilgrimage to Mecca, in an attempt to add depth to their defensive backfield. A practicing Muslim, Abdullah turned down a contract of-

fer from Minnesota to speak at mosques across the country along with his brother, former Cardinals defensive back Hamza Abdullah. The two of them then journeyed to Saudi Arabia.

Irish leader apologizes to women Ireland ignored the mistreatment of thousands of women who were incarcerated within

Roman Catholic nun-operated laundries and must pay the survivors compensation, Prime Minister Enda Kenny said Tuesday in an emotional state apology for the decades of abuses in the so-called Magdalene Laundries. “By any standards it was a cruel, pitiless Ireland, distinctly lacking in a quality of mercy,” Kenny said, as dozens of former Magdalenes watched tearfully from parliament’s public gallery overhead.


(First published in The Emporia Gazette February 8, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LYON COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of Case No. 12CV98 New York as Trustee for Court No. the Certificateholders Title to Real CWABS, Inc. Asset-Backed Estate Involved Certificates, Series 2005-3 Pursuant to Plaintiff, K.S.A. §60 v. Steven L Davis (deceased), et al. Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Court of Lyon County, Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Lyon County, Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand at the front steps of the Lyon County Courthouse, Kansas, on March 1, 2013 at the time of 10:00 AM, the following real estate: A TRACT OF LAND LOCATED IN THE N 1/2 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 18 SOUTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE 6TH P.M. AND IN THE SOUTH 5 & 1/3RD ACRES OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION a 34, TOWNSHIP 18 SOUTH, RANGE 10 EAST OF THE 6TH P.M., LYON COUNTY, KANSAS. DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SOUTH t 5 & 1/3RD ACRES; THENCE SOUTH 405 FEET; THENCE WEST 1100 FEET; THENCE NORTH 405 FEET; THENCE EAST 1100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Tax I.D. # 138-34-0-00-00-010.00, Commonly known as 1975 Road E, Emporia, KS 66801 (“the Property”) MS142158 - to satisfy the judgment in the above entitled The sale is to be made without appraisek case. ment and subject to the redemption period as c provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court. Lyon County Sheriff MILLSAP & SINGER, LLC g By: Jeremy M. Hart, #20886 Jennifer L. Michaels, #24256 Chad R. Doornink, #23536 11460 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Ste 300 Leawood, KS 66211 (913) 339-9132 (913) 339-9045 (fax) ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF MILLSAP & SINGER, LLC AS ATTORNEYS FOR THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC ASSET-BACKED CERTIFI-



(First published in The Emporia Gazette February 8, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LYON COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT Bank of America, N.A., Case No.12CV177 successor by merger to Court No. 3 BAC Home Loans Title to Real Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Estate Home Loans Servicing, LP Involved Plaintiff, Pursuant to v. K.S.A. §60 Christina M Hamlin, et al. Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Court of Lyon County, Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Lyon County, Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand at the front steps of the Lyon County Courthouse, Kansas, on March 1, 2013 at the time of 10:00 AM, the following real estate: LOTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, AND 6 IN BLOCK 50 IN THE CITY OF ADMIRE, LYON COUNTY, KANSAS, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Tax ID No. AD00142, Commonly known as 703 Market St, Admire, KS 66830 (“the Property”) MS147585 to satisfy the judgment in the above entitled case. The sale is to be made without appraisement and subject to the redemption period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court. Lyon County Sheriff MILLSAP & SINGER, LLC By: Jeremy M. Hart, #20886 Jennifer L. Michaels, #24256 Chad R. Doornink, #23536 11460 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Ste 300 Leawood, KS 66211 (913) 339-9132 (913) 339-9045 (fax) ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF MILLSAP & SINGER, LLC AS ATTORNEYS FOR BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. (Fri.) 2-22

(First published in The Emporia Gazette February 22, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LYON COUNTY, KANSAS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF Case No. 13CV35 Div. No. K.S.A. 60 Mortgage Foreclosure BRADLEY TRUE DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SUIT The State of Kansas to: BRADLEY J. TRUE, A/K/A BRADLEY JAY TRUE, A/K/A BRAD TRUE, A/K/A BRADLEY TRUE; JOHN DOE (REAL NAME UNKNOWN); MARY DOE (REAL NAME UNKNOWN); GRACE C. TRUE; MARTY G. RADER; LARRY G. RADER; AVIS Y. RADER and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, and assigns of such of the defendants as may be deceased; the unknown spouses of the defendants; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of such defendants as are existing, dissolved or dormant corporations; the unknown guardians and trustees of such of the defendants as are minors or are in anywise under legal disability; and all other persons who are or may be concerned: You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed in the District Court of Lyon County, Kansas, by Jpmorgan Chase Bank, National Association for judgment in the sum of $92,629.65, plus interest, costs and other relief; judgment that plaintiff's lien is a first lien on the said real property and sale of said property to satisfy the indebtedness, said property described as follows, to wit: LOTS 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 AND 8 IN BLOCK 125 IN THE CITY OF AMERICUS, LYON COUNTY, KANSAS, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF Commonly known as 612 Maple Street, Americus, Kansas 66835 and you are hereby required to plead to said petition in said Court at Emporia, Kansas on or before the 15th day of April, 2013. Should you fail therein judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said petition. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SHAPIRO & MOCK, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 6310 Lamar – Suite 235 Overland Park, KS 66202 (913)831-3000 Fax No. (913)831-3320 Our File No. 13-005722/dkb (Fri.) 3-8

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Responding to a Secular Humanist By the Rev. Clint Decker Special to The Gazette


merica is facing one of the worst droughts in its history. By mid-summer 63 percent of our nation’s landmass was dry and over 2,000 counties in 29 states were declared natural disaster areas. The extremely hot temperatures and barren skies are causing a huge economic impact, which will affect every American, beginning foremost with our nation’s farmers. Tom Vilsack, the Secretary of the USDA, has been watching the drought conditions closely. In a White House press briefing he said, “I get on my knees every day ... And I’m saying an extra prayer now. If I had a rain prayer or a rain dance I could do, I would do it.” This comment bothered Tom Flynn, executive director for the Council on Secular Humanism. “It

S U N D AY S E R M O N sends the wrong message to distraught farmers when the Agriculture Secretary suggests that the best response is to pray,” said Flynn. “For a Cabinet official to recommend prayer as a solution ... may violate the Constitution’s prohibition against establishment of religion. Most important, though, is that prayer doesn’t work ... Apparently Secretary Vilsack has been praying for rain every day; how’s that working out?” A tenet of Flynn’s world view is Fairness and Justice. In response Flynn violated his own tenets when he mocked Vilsack’s beliefs, falsely accusing him of constitutional obstruction and intentionally misrepresented his views. I live in an agriculture community that has been affected by the hot and dry temperatures. On the day Vilsack made his comment about prayer the clouds moved in, temperatures cooled and we received rain. Prayer works!

Prayer can be a loose word. Many world religions use the word “prayer.” As a Christian I pray to the one true God. He is no myth or legend. He is as real as the computer I am typing on. And He is the One who created heaven and earth and has power over the weather. No human being can lower temperatures, create a cloud, or send rain at a specific location, time or in a certain amount. We should pray for our nation and also pray for the growing number of skeptics Decker that doubt the existence of God and power of prayer. His desire for all humanity is to “... know that the Lord is God; there is no other besides him” (Deuteronomy 4:35). May in Him they find their hope for today. ✦✦Clint Decker is President & Evangelist with Great Awakenings Inc. Since 1991, he has reached over two million people with his message of hope. Contact him at cdecker@ or 785-632-5063

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Friday, February 22, 2013


Flint Hills Area

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527 Commercial, Suite 304 Emporia 620-342-1500

716 East 12th Ave. • 101 South Commercial • 1901 West 6th Ave. E-Mail Address: • (620) 343-0772

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Phone: (620) 342-3899 • Fax (620)342-7455

2914 W. Hwy. 50 • Emporia • 620-343-7755

Allegre Rexall Drugs 6 West Broadway • Lebo, Ks. (620) 256-6122 M-F 8-6 • Sat. 9-1 620-341-0290 - CELL 620-341-9801 - OFFICE 620-341-9917 - FAX 419 Merchant St. • Emporia, KS 66801

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APOSTOLIC APOSTOLIC TABERNACLE 1827 Road G Emporia, 342-2333 BAPTIST COUNTRYSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 6 First St., Americus BETHEL BAPTIST 1300 W. 12th Ave. Emporia, 342-7036 CALVARY BAPTIST 702 Arundel St. Emporia, 342-0170 CEDAR CROSS MISSIONARY BAPTIST 310 Whildin Emporia, 443-5022

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CORNERSTONE BAPTIST 315 S. Commercial St. Emporia, 343-6061 FIRST BAPTIST 807 Constitution Emporia, 343-3112 IGLESIA BAUTISTA 2 Constitution St. Emporia, 343-3929 LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST 4602 W. 18th Ave. Emporia, 342-3932

COUNTRY MARTS 115 Commercial • 342-0158 1020 Merchant • 342-1461


2703 West Highway 50

...Your Complete Choice for Home Health in Eastern Kansas 3021 Eaglecrest Dr. Ste. C1, Emporia, KS 66801

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Lumber and buiLding materiaLs 825 e. 6th ave. 342-0218 1-800-342-0218

We Can Help! Autobody (620) 342-2613 • Automotive (620) 343-7063

1836 E. US Hwy. 50 Emporia, 342-0081 HARTFORD CHRISTIAN 401 Mechanic St. Hartford, 392-5865 NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN 1505 Road 175 Emporia, 342-1144 THE CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY 721 Corinth Emporia, 343-6534 CHURCH OF CHRIST CHURCH OF CHRIST 502 W. 12th Ave. Emporia, 342-3999 THE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF CHRIST 417 Commercial Emporia, 340-2536 EPISCOPAL ST. ANDREWS EPISCOPAL 828 Commercial St. Emporia, 342-1537 JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES JEHOVAHS WITNESSES KINGDOM 631 E. Logan Ave. Emporia, 343-3008 LUTHERAN FAITH LUTHERAN 1348 Trailridge Rd. Emporia, 342-3590 MESSIAH LUTHERAN 1101 Neosho St. Emporia, 342-8181

READING FIRST BAPTIST 101 Vine St. Reading, 342-9354

ST. MARKS LUTHERAN 1508 W. 12th Ave. Emporia, 342-5850

ST. JAMES BAPTIST 730 Sylvan St. Emporia, 342-8218


SUNRISE FREE WILL BAPTIST 1720 E. US Hwy 50 Emporia, 342-3382 TWELFTH AVENUE BAPTIST 2023 W. 12th Ave. Emporia, 342-8830 WEST SIDE BAPTIST 2200 Prairie St. Emporia, 342-4142 CATHOLIC DIDDE CATHOLIC CAMPUS CENTER 1415 Merchant St. Emporia, 343-6765 SACRED HEART CATHOLIC 101 Cottonwood St. Emporia, 342-1061 ST. CATHERINES 205 S. Lawrence St. Emporia, 342-1368 CHRISTIAN CHRISTIAN MISSION MINISTRIES 2910 W. US Hwy. 50 Emporia, 341-9620 FIRST CHRISTIAN 202 E. 12th Ave. Emporia, 342-1582 FLINT HILLS CHRISTIAN

BAZAAR UNITED METHODIST 1714 Norton St. Bazaar, 343-1072 EBENEZER UNITED METHODIST 4 1/2 miles west of Olpe on Rd 70, Olpe FIRST UNITED METHODIST 823 Merchant St. Emporia, 342-6186 GRACE UNITED METHODIST 2 Neosho St. Emporia, 342-2240 HARTFORD UNITED METHODIST 201 E. Park Ave. Hartford, 392-5752 NEOSHO RAPIDS UNITED METHODIST 139 Commercial St. Neosho Rapids OLPE UNITED METHODIST 120 E. Listerschied St. Olpe, 475-3256 READING UNITED METHODIST 25 Franklin St. Reading, 699-3808

Residential - Industrial - Commercial 601 West 6th • Emporia • 342-2176 SAFFORDVILLE UNITED METHODIST 2450 YY Road Emporia, 316-788-4659 NAZARENE FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 2931 W. 24th Ave. Emporia, 342-2858

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MASTER’S MECHANIC Cummins Service Center 343-2030 802 Graphic Arts Rd. • Emporia

PRESBYTERIAN EMPORIA PRESBYTERIAN 802 Commercial St. Emporia, 342-0375 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 200 Maple St. Cottonwood Falls, 2736650 UNITED PRESBYTERIAN 557 Broadway St. Americus, 443-5529 OTHER CALVERY CHAPEL FELLOWSHIP 1130 E. 9th Ave. Emporia, 229-3186

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HOPE COMMUNITY 402 Union St. Emporia, 342-5331

THE SALVATION ARMY 327 Constitution St. Emporia, 342-3093 SARDIS CONGREGATIONAL Rds 140 & J Emporia VICTORY FELLOWSHIP 693 Road 190 Emporia, 342-3676

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FRIENDS IN FAITH 517 Merchant St., Ste. 201 Emporia, 342-8100

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FIRST FRIENDS 615 E. 6th Ave. Emporia, 342-6734

ISLAMIC CENTER OF EMPORIA 1125 Mechanic St. Emporia, 343-9229



CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 2313 Graphic Arts Road Emporia, 342-2323 CHURCH OF THE NEW COVENANT 2300 E. 6th Ave. Emporia, 343-0032

2501 W. 18th St. Emporia 620-342-0553

2700 W. 30th Avenue Adult Care and Rehabilitation


RICK GRIFFIN Office: 620-273-6421 Broker & Auctioneer Toll Free: 1-866-273-6421 NaNCy GRIFFIN Home: 620-274-4336 Associate Broker Rick, Mobile: 620-343-0473 “Your Satisfaction is our top priority” 305 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845

SPORTS Friday, February 22, 2013

EHS and Area High Schools Alter Schedule Inclement weather and poor traveling conditions have caused changes to all Emporia High athletic events scheduled for today. The start time for the Class 5A State Wrestling Tournament, which features nine Spartan qualifiers, has been pushed back until 4 p.m. today at Wichita-Hartman Arena in Park City. The Spartan basketball teams will tentatively play Washburn Rural on Saturday with the girls game starting at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:30 p.m. at Emporia High. Saturday’s contests will be varsity only. The bowling team will now roll in its Class 5A Regional at 9 a.m. Monday at West Ridge in Topeka. The Class 3-1A State Wrestling Tournament (Chase County and Council Grove) will begin at 4 p.m. today at Fort Hays State in Hays. The Olpe vs. SCC, Northern Heights vs. Burlingame and Lebo vs. White City basketball games have all been canceled.

ESU Alumni Games Saturday The Emporia State basketball teams are still set to have their alumnae games on Saturday afternoon, with the Lady Hornets playing at noon, and the Hornet men will tipping off at 1 p.m. Both games will be at White Auditorium and are free to the public. Nearly thirty former Emporia State women’s players are scheduled to attend including Michelle Stueve, Cassondra Boston, Ida Edwards and Alli Volkens. Volkens’ jersey will also be retired during ESU’s game with Northeastern State later in the afternoon. The Hornet men will also have their game following the women, with Ron Frierson, Donta Watson and DeAndre Townsend among those to tentatively join Wes Book and others. Also to be in attendance is Raymond Meyer who was a member of the first team to call White Auditorium home. The current Emporia State basketball teams will play at 3:30 and 5:30, with the alumni teams being recognized at halftime of each of the respective games.

Emporia State alters weekend As of Thursday night, the Emporia State softball and baseball weekend schedules have changed. The UCO Softball Classic that No.12 Emporia State was scheduled to play in has been canceled. The Hornets will instead travel to Lawton, Okla. on Saturday and Sunday for a make-up tournament. ESU will face Cameron at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Hornet baseball team was set to play at Lincoln on Saturday and Sunday in a three game MIAA series. Saturday’s action has been postponed and the teams are trying to find a suitable place to play the series Sunday and possibly Monday.




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Ahead of the Curve ESU Freshmen play Key Roles down the Stretch

By Stephen Coleman

As the Emporia State men’s basketball team enters the final three regular season games, one thing seems to become more and more apparent: the future is potentially bright. Head coach Shaun Vandiver still plays for the now, and with a starting five of skilled upperclassmen chomping at the bit for the postseason in the daily lineup. After them, however, comes three fresh faces that have been regularly thrust into significant playing time for the Hornets. Terrence Moore, Micah Swank and Tre Boutilier headline last year’s high school recruiting class for Vandiver and have already paid huge dividends for Emporia State. Moore, a 6-1 guard, arrived from Heights High School in Wichita. Swank, also a 6-1 guard, hails from Pratt while Boutilier came late and under the radar from Nova Scotia. With Vandiver often talking about the necessity of effort, enthusiasm, energy and execution with his team, it’s no surprise that the three each bring a life to Emporia State’s ‘Power E.’ “They each bring one special thing to the team that we’d be lacking if they weren’t on our roster,” senior guard Taylor Euler said. “That’s what makes them special, they’ve found their niche, they’ve bought into their role and they know what they bring to the table. They’re just doing the best that they can do to perfect their craft.” Their specialized craft, while each is unique, is equally similar at one juncture: all are getting their first taste of college basketball, which especially translates into a taste of patience. “Each one of those kids were focal points, if not the best player or second best player of their high school teams,” Vandiver said. “(Then) they come here and play a supporting role. That’s probably the hardest thing, dealing with the patience part of it. They just have to have a little patience and know that next year more will be expected of them and two years more will be expected of them and in their final year they have to really be the program.” In the early going Moore showed the most signs of immediate impact with his speed and athleticism parlaying into a number of steals, breakaways and dunks. As the season has progressed, the other two have also begun to settle in using their own strengths. “The biggest thing is the energy we bring,” Swank said. “Individually and as a group

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ESU’s Tre Boutilier (23) posts a shot during Wednesday night’s game against Pittsburg State. Boutilier has become one of three reliable freshmen for the 2012-13 Emporia State Hornets.

we just bring a lot of energy to practice and games and whether we’re playing in the game or on the bench cheering for our teammates we bring a lot of energy.” Euler agreed that their collective energy and talent is as important as their already strong grasp of the game and desire to learn more. “There’s definitely a clear divide between this group of freshmen and any other group of freshmen I’ve played with (based) on just the knowledge of the game they already came in with,” he said. “It’s hard to come to college and buy into a role that you’re not the star. They’ve done a great job of doing that. They practice hard, they’re gym rats; it’s a special freshman class.” The three, though combining for only seven starts, still average between 15 and 18 minutes per game, and have made much of that. Moore is shooting .450 from the floor, averaging 6.3 points per game and is among the MIAA leaders in steals. Boutilier, shooting .427 himself, also has shown flashes of dominance from beyond the arc as well as in the paint. Swank struggled to get shots to fall in the season’s opening weeks but now has a knack for hitting clutch baskets and is developing other intangibles as well. “He’s really stepped up his game and knocked down some key shots, especially at

Missouri Southern,” Vandiver said, speaking of a pair of threepointers which helped the Hornets pull off a road win on February 16. “He hit a key shot last night (against Pittsburg State) to get us back into the flow of what we were doing. He’s just the consummate teammate and team player. Right now, he just has to keep getting better, keep getting stronger, and keep doing the little things to help us win.” It’s not only his shots during games that Vandiver feels helps the team out. For his age, he’s developing into an ‘assistant coach’ on the floor. “Today I was diagramming some plays (in practice) and said if I screw it up, Micah’s got it because he knows it better than I do; and I’m the one that created the playbook. He’s a coaches kid, a student of the game, a guy every program needs. Heck, I need a 6-8 version of him. He plays hard and he gets it. I’m extremely happy with him.” It’s not only the coach that appreciates Swank’s early ability to lead on the court. “Micah, being a freshman like me, has shown me leadership,” Moore said. “Micah brings a lot of consistency with what he (does).” Moore has become a defensive sparkplug for the Hornets, a trait Vandiver said serves him Please see ESU, Page 10

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Emporia State men’s basketball head coach Shaun Vandiver (right) speaks with freshman Micah Swank (left) during a game earlier this season. Swank, even as a freshman, has demonstrated strong knowledge and passion for the game.

Four wildlife groups set local events selves out from under the drifting snow and might be open to things of a wildlife conservation nature. Consider two choices for tomorrow, a third on the next weekend, March 2-3, and another on Tuesday, March 5.

Flint Hills Outdoors sc o t t I r w i n

V V V If you’ve retrieved this newspaper from your front porch, mailbox, or newsstand, we’re assuming you’ve dug your-

KANSAS WILDLIFE FEDERATION Safe road travel permitting, Emporia is playing host to the annual meeting of the Kansas Wildlife Federation today and Saturday at the Best Western in Emporia, Kansas. (3021 W. Highway 50). Registration begins at 6:30 this evening followed by a presentation on the wildlife-related legislation being proposed in the current legislative session. There will be interesting sessions all day Saturday but the highlights of this year’s meeting include the 2012 Conservation Achievement Program Awards Ban-

quet. It will be preceded by a social hour at 5:30 p.m. and Silent Auction. The banquet will feature speaker Bob Gress, Distinguished Alumnus of ESU and former Director of the Great Plains Nature Center. For more KWF information, check the Foundation’s web site:

DUCKS UNLIMITED – Flint Hills Chapter Another banquet and auction will be going on Saturday evening at the Guest House Inn just east of Industrial Road on West 18th. Congratulations to the Flint Hills Chapter of DUCKS UNLIMITED - for hosting its 39th Annual Waterfowl Conservation Banquet and Auction with the doors opening at 5:00 p.m. for a social hour with dinner following. Single tickets are $35 and the bargain price for couples is $50. For more in-

formation on this favorite event for area duck and goose hunters, check the state DU web site:

QUAIL and UPLAND WILDLIFE If you’ve been hunting (or you’ve just enjoyed watching) doves, quail, pheasant, turkeys, or deer during the last couple of years, then you already know how drought- and therefore, habitat-challenged each of these species is all over our beloved Flint Hills region. In fact, wildlife throughout the entire Great Plains need our help! How? Mark four or five of those new calendars the mailman delivered last fall and program your cell phone for Tuesday, March 5, 2013 with the notation: QUWF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Anderson Building, Lyon Co. Fairgrounds in Emporia. It’s the local chapter’s 30th

Annual Wildlife Conservation Banquet & Auction - to raise funds that will provide ways and means to help farmers, ranchers, and youth groups ‘make a difference’ in the survival of wildlife in Lyon and surrounding counties. What with the weather and the economy challenging our every plan, how we spend money, which events we do and don’t attend, etc. - isn’t it a comfort to find a few things on your calendar that don’t change? The QUWF banquet and auction is still on the second Tuesday in March; same great meal, live and silent auctions, drawings and games; the prices have not changed for your choices for attending and participating; QUWF’s main goals are the same: raising funds for (1) helping farmers and ranchers Please see Wildlife, Page 10

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ESU Basketball Alumni Games Tomorrow — Women at

Noon, Men at 1 p.m.

Women’s Basketball Tomorrow — NORTHEASTERN STATE, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday — WASHBURN, 7 p.m. March 2 — at Pittsburg State, 1:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Tomorrow — NORTHEASTERN STATE, 5:30 p.m. Thursday — WASHBURN, 7 p.m. March 2 — at Pittsburg State, 3:30 p.m.

Indoor Track & Field Today-Sun. — MIAA Championships at Warrensburg, MO.,

Baseball Sunday — vs. Lincoln, TBA March 2 — LINDENWOOD (DH), 1 p.m. March 3 — LINDENWOOD, Noon

Softball Tomorrow — vs. Cameron, Lawton, Okla., 10 a.m. Sunday — vs. WTAMU, Lawton, Okla., TBA

Tennis Wednesday — vs. Ottawa, 3 p.m. March 2 — @ Bethany College, 8 a.m.

Boys Basketball Tomorrow — WASHBURN RURAL, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball Tomorrow — WASHBURN RURAL, 6 p.m.

Wrestling Today — State Tournament at Park City, 4 p.m. Tomorrow — State Tournament at Park City, TBD

Bowling Monday — at Topeka (West Ridge Lanes), 9 a.m. (Reg.) Feb. 28 — at Wichita (Northrock Lanes), 9:30 a.m. (State)

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Emporia State’s Terrence Moore goes up for a dunk against the Pittsburg State Gorillas during Wednesday’s 88-82 win. Moore’s energy on both sides of the ball looks to give the Hornets life down the stretch and into the future.

wildlife From PAGE 9 maintain and improve upland wildlife habitat acres and (2) engaging outdoor people of all ages and persuasions in ‘hands-on’ wildlife conservation and education. You can save a little money if you pick up your tickets in advance at: The Gun Den, 708 Commercial, Emporia – ph. 620-342-0711, Groh Printing, 702 Prairie, Emporia - ph: 620342-4724; OR, phone QUWF Committee Chairman, Ron Whitney (620-343-3247) and reserve your tickets; OR . . .

KANSAS HUNTING and FISHING EXPO . . .stop by the QUWF Table at the Kansas Hunting and Fishing EXPO at Emporia’s Flint Hills Mall on March 2-3. If you buy your Quail & Upland tickets there, your name will be included in a special Pre-Banquet drawing for a beautiful, framed wildlife painting. QUWF tickets make great gifts, too. The Emporia Area QUWF chapter is about habitat – and, for the last 29 years, has been engaging landowners, chapter volunteers, natural resource agencies, and youth groups in doing things to enhance wildlife habitat; “Turnin’ the dirt!” as QUWF national director, Craig Alderman sums up the organization’s grass roots strategy. So, whether you’re a hunter or not; whether you own rural land or not; stop by Groh Printing or The Gun Den in Emporia. Your banquet, auction, and QUWF membership tickets for the March 5th event are $50; ‘dinner only’ tickets for spouse, son or daughter under 18 are $25. And the local QUWF Committee offers a big thanks in advance to a solid, loyal core of area businesses and individuals who, for 29 years, have ‘dug a little deeper’ and purchased Major Sponsor tickets; the 2013 Silver and Major sponsor

tickets are $250 and $175, respectively. Chapter chairman, Ron Whitney put it this way: “The long-term loyalty of our Major Sponsors and generous auction bidders have a multiplying effect on our chapter’s programs for enhancing landowners’ wildlife habitat and outdoor education for youth.” And for the umpteenth year, Master of Ceremonies and local radio personality, Ron Thomas, will guide, cheer, and chuckle us through the social hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. – during which you can check in with old friends, share memories, buy tickets for some impressive raffle prizes; enjoy a catered dinner at 7:00; and check out the silent auction with items for every budget throughout the evening. During dessert, the QUWF Committee will have a special drawing for the Major Sponsors and maybe a raffle drawing. Then, (drum roll please!) around 8:00 p.m. Paul Hancock will crank up the live auction - for a whole new menu of family/outdoor oriented merchandise, services - featuring guided hunting, clays shooting, and fishing trips (in- and out-of-state), outdoor gear, wildlife art (HEADS UP, WILDLIFE ART COLLECTORS! Check the auction program for Two (2) framed prints by the late Wayne Willis), Symphony in the Flint Hills tickets, and endless accessories. For more information about all the grass roots efforts of QUAIL and UPLAND WILDLIFE FEDERATION, visit the organization’s website: www.

well. “When Terrence lets his defense fuel his offense, he’s one of the best athletic guards around,” Vandiver said. “He’s working on that jump shot to consistently knock it down. He just has to keep developing his game. The energy he brings to the court, you can’t measure that. It’s immeasurable.” Boutilier said his two teammates help make Emporia State a far better group. “They bring a lot to the team,” he said. “Micah has a good shot and Terrence, in transition, is just unstoppable. That allows us to keep on pushing and going at other teams.” Boutilier, who scored six points in less than one minute against Pittsburg State on Wednesday, acknowledged that like most incoming freshmen: the more he learns, the less he feels he actually knows. “The transition (to college basketball) was remarkable,” he said. “At the beginning of the season you’re saying ‘yeah it’s going to be easy’ because you’re killing in high school, you’re at the top of your class. When you come into this type of level, it’s like you’re at the bottom of your class, you’re fresh, you’re new to this. It is not one-on-one basketball anymore, you’ve got to




run a play and execute to the ‘t’. Sometimes you’re second guessing (yourself). All of that plays a big part. Every day you see that, you progress and you get better and that allows you to keep going and fight through it.” “Not too many other teams have freshmen that play 15 or 20 minutes,” he added. “To go out there and actually play every game, it’s not like one game we’re just sitting on the bench and don’t play. That allows us to get our ball I.Q. up and learn from our mistakes.” So as each individually grows as a player, Vandiver has also worked to make sure the trio plays a majority of their minutes together on the floor. It not only livens up any given game situation, but gives three upand-coming cogs to the Hornet attack valuable time to grow as one. “It takes a group to win, to make big things happen,” Moore said. “Coach V and the staff have given us time together on the court as freshmen so once we grow older it’s not like we have to get reacquainted. That’s going to going to benefit everybody else around because we’re going to know how everything’s supposed to be done to win and whatever we can teach the young ones coming in after us.” Euler, who is possibly entering the final two weeks of his basketball career, said he appreciates what the freshmen have brought to the team and what

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they will do for the program in the future. “We have such a young roster now to where people around Emporia will be able to see familiar faces, they’ll be able to watch these guys grow up and develop, even into men. That’s exciting to know you won’t have a high turnover of the roster every single year. You’re going to have the same guys around that can gel and get close and form a special bond as a team and get comfortable with their game. The future for this program is really bright.” With only three guaranteed games remaining in Emporia State’s season, Saturday against Northeastern State, Thursday against Washburn, and the season finale on March 2nd at Pittsburg State, the Hornets can only hope that the future is still also part of now. In Boutilier’s eyes, the battle is never over. “There (have been) a lot of games we were down 15, maybe 20, but noone gave up.” he said. “That’s what I like. Growing up, every team I played on never gave up. That just shows me that they have my back. That just shows me I’m going to put 150 percent into it because I see that they’re still fighting with me regardless of the outcome of whatever is happening. No matter what we’re just going to keep fighting through it so that just allows me to just keep pushing them, side by side.”

Veteran Tejada may help young Royals The Associated Press

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Miguel Tejada acknowledges his best playing days are behind him, but the former American League MVP hopes to extend his career with the Kansas City Royals. “I’m not the same player, but in my heart the energy for playing baseball is still the same,” Tejada said. He is in camp with a minor league contract, trying to win a utility job. He will earn $1.1 million if he remains with the big league club all season. Tejada, a six-time All-Star who turns 39 in May, was once among the most feared hitters in the game. He won the 2002 American League MVP, hitting .308 with 34 home runs and 131 RBIs for Oakland. He put up even better numbers in 2005 with Baltimore, hitting .311 with 34 HR, 50 doubles and 150 RBIs. Those days are gone. Tejada has not been an All-Star since 2009 with Houston. Since then he has 19 home runs and 97 RBIs in the majors and has been released by San Francisco and the Orioles. “The difference is I’m a little bit older,” Tejada said. The Royals signed Tejada after scouting him in the Dominican Winter League, where he hit .284 with nine doubles, four home runs, 19 RBIs and 20 runs in 34 games. He hit .300 with a .533 slugging percentage and two home runs in five games in the Caribbean Series playoffs. “I think my body is fresh after taking a year off,” Tejada said “I

feel like my body is 20 years old now. This year is going to be different because I’m going to be playing every position and I’m ready.” He appeared in just 36 games in 2012, hitting .259 with no home runs for Norfolk, the Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate before being released on June 25. “They told me one thing and, after a couple of weeks, they said something else,” Tejada said. “I just thanked them for the opportunity and asked them to let me go. It didn’t work out. That’s OK, I just went back home, took time off and worked hard.” Tejada, who has 302 HRs, 450 doubles, 1,072 RBIs and 1,215 runs in 14-plus seasons in the majors, is tutoring some of the younger Royals. “He’s taken a few guys under his wing,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “He’s got that type of personality. Coming in, the report on him he was always a good guy in the clubhouse and a good teammate. What a good teammate does is make his teammates better. That’s what he strives to do every day. “He works his tail off. He presents a great example on the field to his work ethic. And he strives to make everybody on the team better and that’s important.” With his credentials, the younger players would have to listen. “I would agree with that,” Yost said. Middle infielder Christian Colon, 23, is in his first big league camp and benefiting from Tejada’s presence.

“He’s been helping me,” Colon said. “He’s been giving some tips on how to set up at short, so I can get to more balls. He gave me some drills for hitting, too. Anytime a guy has won a MVP, had a pretty good career and especially hitting well with people on base and a lot of RBIs, you sit there and listen.” The Royals projected opening day lineup is likely not to have a player older than 29. “Playing with a lot of young guys will make me younger every day,” Tejada said. While the Royals have Johnny Giavotella and Chris Getz battling for the second base job, Tejada’s name has not been thrown into competition. He is not here to be a starter, but as a utility player. “I know that’s going to be my role,” Tejada said. “I came here to help in any way the manager wants me to help. I’m going to be ready every day.” Notes: The Royals open a 36-game exhibition schedule Friday with the first three games against Texas, which shares the Surprise facility. The Royals will start LHP Will Smith for the opener, while RHPs Guillermo Moscoso and Luis Mendoza are the probables for the next two games. Yost is holding out his top four starters - RHPs James Shields, Jeremy Guthrie, Ervin Santana and Wade Davis - from the early games. Davis is penciled to start Tuesday. CF Lorenzo Cain will miss at least the first three games with a strained right hand. He is to resume hitting Saturday.

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Horoscopes HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013: This year others are drawn to you like a bear is to honey. Many doors open up as a result. There is a theme of confusion that rides through your communication. You will learn to confirm meetings and question that which does not sound logical. If you are single, it might be difficult to get a relationship off the ground. The period prior to summer will be excellent for meeting potential suitors. If you are attached, the two of you will need to work on your communication, as misunderstandings tend to occur too easily. LEO makes you smile. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You'll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

ARIES (MARcH 21-APRIl 19) HHHH You might be mulling a lot over. You could have some difficulty tossing yourself into whatever might be occurring around you. A loved one knows how to entice you. Once you let go of the issue at hand, you will start living in the moment. Tonight: Let the good times happen. TAURUS (APRIl 20-MAY 20) HHH You hear from a friend and decide to invite him or her to a late brunch or dinner. Entertain from home or go to a place nearby. Structure your weekend near home base. Someone at a distance might need more of your time. Make this a priority. Tonight: Where your friends are. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHHH Your sense of direction takes you right out the door after making calls. Meet a friend with whom you have made plans. Your levity and humor make all the difference in what occurs. Touch base with an older family member. Tonight: Burn the midnight oil. cANcER (JUNE 21-JUlY 22) HHHH You might not like everything about your plans right now. Apparently, your budget is not the same as a family member's. You will find a way to adapt, or you'll figure out how to let this person know that downscaling would be a good idea. Tonight: Enjoy yourself wherever you are. lEO (JUlY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH If you want to take off for a day trip, do. Just don't be surprised if you encounter a snafu along the way. Communication about meeting times and places could be the source of the problem. You might be happiest getting together with a close friend. Tonight: Initiate a talk. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHH Take some much-needed private time. Catch up on emails, or just be a couch potato. You could be taken aback by the many options that appear. You understand a lot more than you originally thought. A partner surprises you. Tonight: You do not need to explain anything. lIBRA (SEPT. 23-OcT. 22) HHHHH It could be a hassle to change plans or do something very different. Be honest with yourself, and know that you might not have a choice. You grasp the importance of a special person at a distance. Allow in more playfulness. Tonight: Wherever you are, others will follow. ScORPIO (OcT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH A friend could be difficult or out of sorts. Call this person and listen to what he or she has to say. Money dealings will need to be observed much more carefully than they have been in the past. You could need some downtime to recharge your battery. Tonight: To the wee hours. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEc. 21) HHHH You might decide to break through the veil of confusion that surrounds you and others. You are in a changeable period right now. During the next few weeks, you could see the flaws in your thinking, or where you need to make a change. Tonight: Say "yes" to an adventure. cAPRIcORN (DEc. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH Deal with a loved one directly. The topic at hand might be more difficult than you would have liked. If you believe you will have a quick conclusion to this discussion, think again. A misunderstanding is weaving through this conversation. Tonight: Agree to an offer. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHHH Defer to others, and you will have less difficulty. However, if your anger suddenly flares up, remember that you let others take the lead. In the future, it might be a good idea not to get involved. Tonight: The more people around you, the better the night will be. PIScES (FEB. 19-MARcH 20) HHHH Pace yourself, and get ahead of what needs to happen. An unexpected twist involving your finances could surprise you. Don't take good luck for granted. A domestic issue will work out much better than you think. Squeeze in some exercise. Tonight: You do not have to go far.

BABY BLUES by Rick Kirkman/Jerry Scott

BEETLE BAILEY by Greg and Mort Walker

Horoscopes are for entertainment purposes only; they should not be read for guidance. There is no scientific proof supporting the validity of astrology.

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ENTERTAINMENT Haven’t spoken to daughter in 20 years Dear Annie: My daughter hasn’t spoken to me in 20 years. “Linda” is 45 years old and has been married since around 1993. I wasn’t invited to her wedding, so I am not sure. I think she received a master’s degree, but I wasn’t invited to her graduation, so I’m not sure of that, either. Linda’s mother left me for her married lover when our daughter was 6. Instead of taking custody, I felt it best for her mother to raise her, which was a big mistake. My current wife enjoyed a good relationship with Linda. We visited her during her college years and gave her money to spend. But once she finished her degree, we never heard from her again. She didn’t reply to our phone calls, letters or emails. Linda’s brother informed

ANNIE’S MAILBOX me that she and her husband have four children we have never met. The oldest must be about 16 and the youngest about 3, but I do not know any of their birthdates. When I tried to find out why she stopped all contact, the only thing she said was, “Whatever the reason that you think it is.” Linda was trained as a family counselor. What happened in her training that would lead her to refuse a relationship with her own father? The di-

Dear Father: This has nothing to do with Linda’s training. More likely, it is some grudge she has been holding onto for years. Since you are in contact with your son and he is in touch with his sister, ask him to act as your intermediary. Have him tell Linda that you are sorry for anything you may have done that has created this estrangement, and you want to know how to reconcile. We hope she is responsive.

AP Drama Writer

NEW YORK — The folks behind Hollywood’s glitziest night have imported some help this year — from Broadway. Tony Award-winning designer Derek McLane, much sought-after for his use of unlikely materials in sublime patterns, has been tapped to put together the set for the 85th Academy Awards telecast. “This is the first time I’ve ever designed any kind of awards show and certainly this is the biggest viewership of anything I’ve ever done,” he said by phone from inside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. “This is new territory for me and it’s very exciting.” Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, producers of the Oscars, asked McLane if he’d lend his expertise after impressing them with his work on “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” with Daniel Radcliffe, a show they also produced. “One of the things they said about the Oscars is that they really hoped that I would design something that looked completely unique and completely new and did not look like any other Oscar show they’d ever seen,” McLane said. McLane’s other credits include the recent revival of “The Heiress” with Jessica Chastain, the current “Nice Work If You Can Get It” with Matthew Broderick, the last revivals of “Gore Vidal’s The Best Man” and “Follies,” the show “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” with Robin Williams, and the Tony winning revival of “Anything Goes,” which is currently on a national tour.

“We think he’s one of the most inventive designers there is and we wanted to give him an opportunity to really strut his stuff,” said Meron. “I don’t think there’s any better place than the Oscar stage.” One of McLane’s biggest triumphs was the set for “33 Variations,” a play about a terminally ill musicologist that starred Jane Fonda. The show earned McLane a Tony for one of his trademarks: the use of ordinary objects clustered in stunning ways. The set had thousands of small cardboard boxes and hundreds of pages of sheet music, all lit sublimely. “I like the ability to create that kind of magic out of the ordinary,” he said. For the Oscars, McLane was tasked with honoring the grandeur and splendor of the event but also injecting a bit of his wit, too. “It needs to be glamorous and it needs to be beautiful, but their hope was that I could do that in a way that seemed unexpected,” he said. This year, the Oscars are paying tribute to the music of the movies — scores, songs and musicals — so McLane went backward. “I really looked to the golden age of movie musicals in this country, which is the 1930s and ‘40s,” he said. While much of the Oscar set is still under wraps, an image of McLane’s proscenium has been released and shows some typical touches: More than a thousand — 1,051, to be precise — replica Oscar statuettes, each a little larger than the real award. Each is nestled in its own cubbyhole and can be lit separately or in sections as needed. The show curtain is inspired by Busby Berkeley movie musicals.

Dear Annie: Like “Too Well Endowed in Kansas,” I have struggled for years with the same problem. I’m 72 years old, and my current doctor is the only one who suggested breast reduc-

Dear Lost: Here’s the truth, and you may not like it: In middle school, it is not unusual for kids to develop new interests and new friends. Some of them discard their old friends in the

Dear Annie: I am only 11, but I want the truth and not the lies most people tell kids. I have had a best friend, “Janie,” for about four years. I

Tony Award winner brings Broadway to Oscars

process. If Janie is so shallow that she chooses her friends based on their clothes, she’s not much of a true friend, and we think you know that. It’s OK to tell her you miss the friendship you once had and then see whether she is more attentive. But you are also changing and maturing. As much as you have relied on Janie in the past, it’s time for you to hold your head up and make new friends who are steadfast and appreciate you as you are. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.

am an only child, and my parents are divorced, so Janie is everything to me. I recently started middle school, and now we only have one class together. Janie recently became friends with another girl. I don’t think I can compete with this girl, because she is really pretty and wears designer clothes. Anyway, Janie and this girl always hang out together, and it makes me feel really left out. I can’t lose her. She is like the sister I never had. Should I do something? If so, what? — Lost and Alone

vorce wasn’t my idea, so why am I left out in the cold? — Father Who Can’t See His Child

tion as a way to help with my back, neck and other issues. I figured I was too old, but the doctor said I was a perfect candidate. I had surgery and am loving the results. — Newfound Freedom in New York

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SEWING MACHINE service & repair. 40 plus years experience. Reasonable & guaranteed. House calls. 620-343-0407.

Moving, Storage Notices


APOSTOLIC TABERNACLE Wednesday, 7:30pm Thursday prayer, 7pm Sunday morning, 11am Sunday evening, 6pm Pastor J. D. Harvel, 620-341-7360


1991 CHRYSLER New Yorker. $500. Runs good. 620-388-2900. 2009 CHEVY IMPALA. Onstar, sunroof, and all the extras. $13,500. 620-496-4700.

It is a violation of Emporia Human Relations Ordinance 1141 to specify age, sex, race, religion or national origin in Help Wanted advertising, except for bonafide job requirements. The Gazette will not accept any advertising which violates this policy. Not all â&#x20AC;&#x153;Employmentâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Help Wantedâ&#x20AC;? advertisers offer employment. Some offer to sell information to individuals wanting to start their own business, or charge a fee for employment information. Please verify whether the advertising is making an offer of employment, or a service for a fee.

Help Wanted

HONDA 500 CC ATVâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4x4, 5,600 miles. Asking $3,000 or obo. 620-344-5383 evenings.

Business Services Offered 210

Ads Placed Before 5:30 P.M. Monday-Friday Started Next Day Monday Ad Must Be Placed Before 5:30 P.M. Friday PER WORD RATES 3 Times Consecutively..........................93¢ 6 Times Consecutively......................$1.08 Monthly Consecutively......................$3.43 Card of Thanks......................................$12.00 Blind Box Charge...................................$5.00 (Plus additional charge for mailing.) Bold Line Charge 1-6 days.....................................................$3.00 Over 6 days to 1 month .................$6.00

Minimum - 12 Words

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT The Emporia Chamber and Visitors Bureau is seeking an energetic, full time Administrative Assistant. Duties include; fulfilling inquiries, welcoming visitors, web site and social media marketing and other administrative tasks. Ideal candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Publisher and Word. Knowledge of the Emporia Area is helpful. Please send resumes to or drop at 719 Commercial St.

Send resume to: Box G-D c/o Emporia Gazette 517 Merchant Emporia, KS 66801 CDL DRIVERS - IRISH EXPRESS INC. A midsized flatbed trucking company, located in Alma, Kansas, is seeking qualified Class A CDL drivers. Applicants must be self motivated. Great pay and benefits. 1 year verifiable OTR experience required. Home most weekends. Nice equipment. 1-800-417-0702.

With or Without Box Figure 6-7 Words Per line - 8 Lines To Column Inch DEADLINE: 10 A.M. One Day Before Publication

Per Inch Per Day

DRYWALL FINISHING, walls and ceiling repaired due to water damage or cracks. 620-342-3815 FLOORING INSTALLATION Carpet, tile, wood and wood refinishing, linoleum, carpet restretching. 29 years experience, insured, clean-cut, drug-free. I have samples or will install your product. Free bids. 620-794-1096, 342-9530. PORTABLE WELDING Services: Repairs and fabrication. Shop or field. Free estimates. 620-341-7314.

the Federal Trade Commission. The Gazette reserves the r i g h t t o e d i t , r e j e c t a n d c l a s s i f y a d v e r t i s i ng . Business firms requested to identify themsel ves.

Office Hours MON. - FRI. 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Closed Sundays & Holidays

2 Times Consecutively...................$9.61 3 Times Consecutively..................$8.84 6 Times Consecutively..................$8.46

Ads of 50 words or more not accepted over phone except with display account


FAX (620-342- 8 1 0 8 )

CLASSIFICATION INDEX ANNOUNCEMENTS 10. Auctions 20. Notices 30. Card of Thanks 40. Card Showers 50. Monuments & Cemetery Lots 60. Personals 80. Entertainment 90. Lost, Strayed, Found AUTOMOTIVE 110.Vans, RVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Campers 120. Autos For Sale 130.Trucks For Sale 140. Tires, Parts, Accessories 160. Bikes, Mototcycle 170. Repair Services 180. Auto Rental 190. Construction Equip. BUSINESS SERVICE 200. Rental Equipment 210. Business Services Offered 220. Painting 240. Home Health Services 250. Child Care 270. Moving, Storage 350. Instruction, Schools EMPLOYMENT 380. Help Wanted 400. Work Wanted

LIVESTOCK 560. Pets, Supplies, Etc. 570. Livestock 580. Rabbits 590. Poultry, Supplies MERCHANDISE 600. Office Equipment 610. Musical Equipment 620. Lawn Garden Equipment 630. Garage Sales 640. Articles For Sale 650. Antiques, Coins 660. Building Materials 670. Fuel, Firewood 680. Good Things To Eat 690. Food Markets 700. Bazaars, Bake Sales 720. Crafts, Hobbies 730. Seeds, Plants, Flowers 740. Sporting Goods 750. Boats 760. Wanted To Buy AGRICULTURE 770. Hay, Feed 780. Farm Equipment 790. Farm Employment 795. Farm Miscellaneous

REAL ESTATE 820. Wanted to Rent 840. Wanted to Buy FOR RENT 850. Roomates Wanted 860. Rooms 870. Apartments 890. Farms, Land, Garden 910. Business, Commercial 920. Offices 930. Houses 940. Vacation, Resort 950. Surburban 960. Wanted to Rent 970. Garages 980. Mobile Homes 990. Mobile Home Spaces FOR SALE 1000. Real Estate Agents 1010. Business Property 1020. Farms, Lands, Tracts 1030. Houses 1040. Suburbans 1050. Lots 1080. Vacation Property 1090. Mobile Homes For Sale STATEWIDE ADVERTISING 1150. Statewide Ads

EARN $250 participating in a community survey on Thursday, February 28th from 8am - 6:30pm in Topeka. Call KP Research at 1-877-591-7530 or 773-256-9411.

Birch is hiring! Customer Service Representatives in our Emporia Customer Care Center 7ZRRIWKHVHSRVLWLRQVPXVWEH ELOLQJXDO (QJOLVK6SDQLVK  GARDEN CENTER CASHIER Enjoy the outdoors? Kaw Valley Greenhouses is bringing a garden center to the area and looking for cashiers to work seasonally. Day/ evening/ weekend shifts needed. Must be able to run cash register, put up merchandise, water plants and work with customers. Starting pay $8.50/ hr. Complete online application at for questions contact 800-235-3945. PART TIME Casual RN/ LPN & full time CNA. Apply at: Golden Living Center, 612 Walnut, Cottonwood Falls, KS or at Kansasworks.


GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE WORKER-SEASONAL: The City of Emporia is accepting applications through March 6, 2013. $8.00/ hr. Minimum qualifications include: Must be able to work up to 40 hours per week March through October/ November depending on weather and need; have the ability to understand and follow instructions; willing and able to perform manual labor; and to work outside in various weather conditions. Must be at least 18 years of age; possess a valid Kansas driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license; possess a high school diploma or GED; pass a drug/alcohol screen, physical exam, and a background check upon conditional offer of employment; must be a resident of Lyon County or willing to relocate. For more information on this position and to apply, please visit the City of Emporiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at www. or contact City of Emporia, Human Resources Dept., PO Box 928, 515 Market, Emporia KS 66801. The City of Emporia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LAWN MAINTENANCE Position. Must possess valid Kansas driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. 40 + hours during peak season. Physical exam, drug screen, background check required. Knowledge of lawn equipment required. Send resume to PO Box 2207, Emporia, KS.

LPN full time position. Contact Sandy Kline, Peterson Health Care, 630 Holliday, Osage City, 785-528-4420.

SALES ASSISTANTâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Daytime hours. Traveling required. Vehicle furnished. No weekends. Apply at 1115 Commercial.

Gazette Classifieds Work! WHEELER LUMBER in Waverly is seeking qualified individuals for trust plant work. Must be dependable and have reliable transportation. Apply in person at 1959 Old Hwy 50, NE, Waverly, KS or call 785-733-2848 for more information.

Wyndam Place Senior Residence 55 & Better

SPRING IS COMING!!! What better time to move with these specials! 1 Bedrooms - $436 a month 2 Bedrooms - $513 a month


APPLIANCE SERVICEâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Call Todd Belt or Darrell Leeds at 620-342-9562.

D & Z GUTTERS Winter sale. Free estimates. Locally owned. 10% off thru March 30th. Bobby Osborne, 620-794-9729.


1 Time.................................................$10.39

ADDITIONS, REMODELING, kitchens, baths, roofing, painting. Licensed, bonded, insured. Free estimates. 620-366-1101. AFFORDABLE TREE AND LANDSCAPE Scheduling now - February, 10% off. Trimming, removal, trees and shrubs. 620-342-4898 or e-mail at

Check Your Ad Adv er ti ser s Shou l d Check Their Classified Ads In The 1st Issue and Report Error(s) Immediately No Allowance can be made when error(s) do not materially affect the value of the want ad. Advertiser responsible for duplications ordered and will be charged accordingly. The Gazette is not responsible for damages resulting from error(s).

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BRICK LAYERS/MASONRY WORKERS WANTED Competitive wages Pay according to experience

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EMPORIA MINI STORAGEâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; All sizes; by day, week, or month. Prairie at South Avenue. 620-342-2424. ORANGE DOOR STORAGEâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 802 Graphic Arts Rd., Emporia. Call 620-343-2054.

FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY to children and animals, the Humane Society of the Flint Hills, 620-342-4477.

Autos for Sale


KANSAS CITY OTR contractor hiring team drivers Class A CDL. Home weekends, great for full or part time. Good pay. $1,000 sign-on bonus. Clean, safe driving record, 1 year recent experience. Retirees encouraged to apply. Contact Bill at 913-439-7981 or e-mail

(water/trash/sewer paid)

2IĂ&#x20AC;FH$VVLVWDQW 5HFHSWLRQLVW Looking for career-minded, energetic professional to join our team. Responsibilities will include greeting the public, answering phone calls, processing tenant applications and contracts, posting payments and a variety of other accounting and customer service duties. Strong phone communication and computer skills required. Must be organized, detailed oriented and able to multi-task. Deadline for taking applications is February 25th.


E-mail resume to:

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Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation is seeking an individual who possesses excellent time management, organization, and communication ability to serve as a Customer Service Specialist. Ideal candidates should be able to work independently, and possess strong math skills. This role requires an intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel and Word skill set. Duties will include: t Administering on-line marketing support websites, accurately uploading new data and ensuring acceptance by customers. t

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Validating and issuing credits for allowances and discounts as approved by customer agreements.


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High School diploma. Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree preferred.


Two or more years experience in an administrative support position with emphasis on data management. Contact us in strict confidence: Attn: Human Resources Representative 428 Peyton St., Emporia, KS 66801-1157 E-mail resume to: Website: EOE/M/F/D/V

Administrative Assistant: The National Teachers Hall of Fame is seeking an energetic,creative, articulate and organized individual to ZRUNLQDSURIHVVLRQDORIÂżFH7KLVLQGLYLGXDOZLOOUHSRUW to and work in partnership with the Executive Director and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of WKH1DWLRQDO7HDFKHUV+DOORI)DPH7KH$GPLQLVWUDWLYH $VVLVWDQWZLOOSHUIRUPWKHGDLO\RIÂżFHDGPLQLVWUDWLYH GHYHORSPHQWHIIRUWVLQVXSSRUWRIRIÂżFHRSHUDWLRQV IXQGUDLVLQJHIIRUWVDQGWKH([HFXWLYH'LUHFWRU 4XDOLÂżFDWLRQV0LQLPXP\HDUVRIDGPLQLVWUDWLYH support experience; excellent written and verbal skills; DQGSURÂżFLHQF\LQDOO0LFURVRIW2IÂżFHDSSOLFDWLRQVDQG 4XLFN%RRNV For a complete job description, e-mail WKHUHTXHVWWRQWKIGLUHFWRU#HPSRULDHGX 6XEPLWUHVXPHFRYHUOHWWHUVDODU\UHTXLUHPHQWV and three professional references for this position to: The National Teachers Hall of Fame, &RPPHUFLDO%R[Â&#x2021;(PSRULD.6 5HVXPHVPD\EHVHQWHOHFWURQLFDOO\ WRQWKIGLUHFWRU#HPSRULDHGX Deadline for applications is March 4th; interviews DQGKLULQJWRIROORZLPPHGLDWHO\ To learn more about The National Teachers Hall of Fame, YLVLWWKHZHEVLWHZZZQWKIRUJ

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The City of Emporia is accepting applications through March 6, 2013. $8.00/hr. Minimum qualifications include: Ability to work up to 40 hours per week through the season (March â&#x20AC;&#x201C; October/ November). Willing and able to perform manual labor and work outside in various weather conditions. Experience growing, planting, maintaining trees, shrubs and flowers preferred. Must be at least 18 years of age; possess a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license; possess a high school diploma or GED; pass a drug/alcohol screen, physical exam, and a background check upon conditional offer of employment; must be a resident of Lyon County or willing to relocate. For more information on this position and to apply, please visit the City of Emporiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at www. or contact City of Emporia, Human Resources Dept., PO Box 928, 515 Market, Emporia KS 66801. The City of Emporia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


COZY STUDIOâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Separate kitchen, bath. Appliances included. 701 Exchange. $250, deposit. 620-794-1096. $320â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 501 Sunnyslope, 1 bedroom, CH/CA, all appliances, no smoking, petless. 620-757-0508. $400â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 bedroom. Large, modern, clean, pets possible. Off street parking. 620-343-7769. $450â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Remodeled, 3 bedroom. Next to ESU. CH/CA, laundry room. Brian 620-757-0508. 1 BEDROOMâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; $275. 718 Market #A. Clean, water & trash paid. 620-794-9038. 1 BEDROOMâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; $300, utilities included. 3rd floor penthouse. New carpet, paint. 620-343-7769. 1 BEDROOMâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; $300. All bills paid, except electric. 807 Mechanic. Call 620-757-5856. 1 BEDROOMâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1st floor, central location, CH/CA. Advance Real Estate 620-342-9440 or call Paul, 620-481-0610 2 BEDROOM duplex. $425 a month. 620-412-6561. APARTMENTS Studio, 1 and 2 bedrooms available. No pets. 620-344-3531, 620-343-1774.

SEEKING INSURED mowing crew to mow 3 acres around business. To place bid, please visit: 612 Walnut St., Cottonwood Falls, Kansas or call 620-273-6369 and ask for Dave. Deadline March 29, 2013.

A complete listing of all apartment complexes in Emporia.


PLEASE BE AWAREâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sometimes out-of-state transactions, particularly those requesting advance shipping charges or other prepayment, may be scams. Investigate thoroughly before committing your resources.

ASHLEY ESTATES 2 bedroom with garage, appliances, W/D included! 620-342-8300. $895.

YOU MAY QUALIFYâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; for low cost spay or neuter for your pet! Call or e-mail today for an application. 620-343-3377 or

ASPEN APARTMENTSâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 bedrooms, 1 block for ESU. 620-794-2082,



Judd Ranch 35th Gelbvieh, Balancer & Red Angus

Bull Sale Saturday, March 2

EMPORIA'S #1 APARTMENT WEB SITE! ! ! Cell/ Text 620-341-7613 CAMBRIDGE APARTMENTS Studio, 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedrooms. Starting at $225. Most bills paid. Free WiFi. Security system. 620-342-2162. 736 E. 12th Ave. 1 & 2 BEDROOMâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nearly new. 1/2 block west ESU. Petless. 620-366-2051.

12:00 NOON at The Ranch 1 mile west of Pomona

243 Bulls Sell Dave & Cindy Judd (785) 566-8371

CHAPELRIDGE APARTMENTSâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1, 2, 3 bedroom apartments and 4 bedroom townhomes. Now offering SPECIALS on 2 & 3 bedroom. GREAT LOCATION with W/D hookups, pool, gymnasium, private deck/ patio, ample closets. Only $99 deposit. Call 620-342-0080 or visit us at EHO IMMACULATE 2 BEDROOM apartment in quiet senior community. 5 month sublease with 1 year lease option. Deposit required. $850 monthly. Many amenities. Contact Mariah at 620-343-1175. LARGE CLEANâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 bedroom. Location. Appliances. Most utilities paid. $325, deposit. 620-366-0599. NICE 1 BEDROOMâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 302 W. 5th. No pets. $250, water/ trash paid. Street level. 620-344-0296.

Articles for Sale


NEW MATTRESS SETSâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Quality used furniture and appliances. Family Flea Market and Consignments, 2914 W. Hwy. 50, Suite B, Emporia. 620-342-0826. New location opening soon. NUSTEP Exercise machine, $2,500 or obo. 620-342-6347


SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOMâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Beautiful view. Good storage, dishwasher, covered carport, new carpet. $325/ $440. 1010 East Street. 620-343-2764; 620-343-3196.

Business, Commercial


2 BAY SERVICE station with gas for rent. 1102 Commercial, Emporia, KS. Contact S & S Oil & Propane Company, 2608 W. Hwy 50, Emporia, KS. 620-342-2835.




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$650â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 bedroom, 2 bath, garage. 1431 Center. Call Brian 620-757-0508. $800â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lease to own. 3 bedroom, double car garage, fenced yard. American Real Estate. 620-342-9500.

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1, 2 & 3 BEDROOMSâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nice, clean; $375 $675. 620-481-4777, 620-343-7464. 128 S. MERCHANTâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 bedroom. $350 a month. 620-412-6561. 2 BEDROOMâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Plus den. Ranch. Garage. Redecorated. CH/CA. W/D hookups. No steps. Clean. $650. 620-342-9287. 4 BEDROOMâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 745 Sunnyslope; 1 bedroom, 825 Congress. 620-342-6200 or 620-757-9468.

HARTFORD, KSâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath: full basement, stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer. 1 year lease, 1 month deposit, $900 per month. 100 Osage. 620-392-5685. VERY CLEANâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 bedroom duplex in quiet neighborhood. No steps. Garage. Lawn maintenance included. $700. 620-591-0018.

Vacation, Resort

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FARM HOUSEâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Petless, water paid. Southeast of Emporia. 620-342-1030. The Gazette cannot verify the financial potential of these advertisements. Readers are advised to approach any â&#x20AC;&#x153;business opportunityâ&#x20AC;? with reasonable caution.


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Table Rock rustic lodge condos for rent on the lake. Stay at the Village @ Indian Point. 2 master bedrooms with 2 baths plus hide a bed Indoor & Outdoor pool, sauna, hot tub, game room, ďŹ shing at dock on the property. Only 3 minutes south of Silver Dollar City. Call The Village @ Indian Point 800-984-7847. Ask for units 17-6 or 20-5 for comfortable, upscale accommodations.

Mobile Homes


2 & 3 BEDROOMâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Located in Belmont Estates and Lincoln Village. Pets allowed in some homes. For more information call 620-342-7205 or e-mail



10 ACRE RANCH HOMEâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1,740 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 2 bath. Built 2003. 40 x 60 shop. Several outbuildings. $172,500. 620-343-4876.

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Emergency crews work to get a van out from the snow packed shoulder of Interstate 70 Thursday in Topeka. Kansas was the epicenter of the winter storm, with parts of the state buried under 14 inches of powdery snow, but winter storm warnings stretched from eastern Colorado through Illinois. The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A snowstorm that blanketed parts of the Plains and Midwest in snow and ice and forced truckers to take a night off made commuting a grind Friday morning as it slowly moved to the north and east. Powerful wind gusts churned-up snow and created large drifts on many Midwest roadways, making navigating the slick conditions all the more difficult. At a Travel Centers of America truck stop in the central Illinois city of Effingham, all of the 137 parking spaces were filled by truckers unwilling to drive through the storm overnight. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When it gets really bad, they like to camp out,â&#x20AC;? cashier Tia Schneider said Thursday night, noting that some drivers called ahead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They can make reservations from 500 miles away to make sure a space is available.â&#x20AC;? Strong gusts off Lake Michigan were making driving treacherous for commuters in eastern Wisconsin, and police and tow trucks were busy responding to fender-benders and spinouts Friday morning. Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more than 280 snowplows were busy salting and clearing the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s streets. Commuters had to slog through slush to get to their offices, some schools closed or were opening late, and a few minor traffic accidents were reported, but the storm didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t appear to cause any major problems. About 270 flights in and out of Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two airports were canceled Friday morning, and inbound flights were being held up by an average of 90 minutes due to the snow and ice, according to the airline tracking website As the storm moved northward and eastward out of the Plains, it left behind some impressive snow totals, including 13 inches in northern Oklahoma, 10 inches near Kansas City, Mo., and 17 inches in Hays, Kansas. In Topeka, Kan., 3 inches of snow fell in only 30 minutes on Thursday, leaving medical center worker Jennifer Carlock dreading her drive home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It came on fast,â&#x20AC;? Carlock said as she shoveled around her car late Thursday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to test out traction control on the way home.â&#x20AC;? Numerous accidents and two deaths were being blamed on the icy, slushy roadways. A medical helicopter crashed ear-

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Braden Center jumps his sled over a mound of snow on Thursday in Wichita.

ly Friday in Oklahoma City, two people onboard and injuring a third. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t immediately clear if weather factored into the crash. The National Weather Service says conditions were clear and it was 20 degrees when the crash happened. State legislatures shut down in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Most schools were closed in Kansas and Missouri, and many in neighboring states. That included the University of Missouri, where classes were canceled for one of the few times in its 174-year history. At a nearby Walmart, students made a beeline for the aisles containing sleds and alcohol. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t our usual Thursday noon routine,â&#x20AC;? Lauren Ottenger, a senior economics major from Denver, said as she stockpiled supplies. All flights at Kansas City International Airport were canceled for Thursday night, and officials said theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d prepare to reopen Friday morning. On the other side of the state in St. Louis, more than 320 flights at Lambert Airport were canceled. Transportation officials in the affected states urged people to stay home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to get out, just really, please, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it,â&#x20AC;? Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said. Interstate 70 through Kansas was snow-packed, and a 200-mile stretch between Salina and Colby was closed. The Kansas National Guard had 12 teams patrolling three state highways in Humvees to rescue motorists stranded by the storm. For those who needed to drive, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a fun commute. Richard Monroe, a technology manager and marketing representative for the Missouri State University bookstore, said he arrived with eight of his colleagues in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday for a conference.

He said a shuttle bus taking them on what should have been a five-minute trip got stuck in the snow, then ran into a truck. The vehicle was incapacitated for nearly two hours. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We saw today that Kansas City is just shut down. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never seen a big city like this where nothing is moving,â&#x20AC;? the 27-yearold said. Others people came down with cabin fever, including Jennifer McCoy of Wichita, Kan. She loaded her nine children â&#x20AC;&#x201D; ages 6 months to 16 years â&#x20AC;&#x201D; into a van for lunch at Applebeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was going crazy, they were so whiny,â&#x20AC;? McCoy said. Heavy, blowing snow caused scores of businesses in Iowa and Nebraska to close early, including two malls in Omaha, Neb. Mardi Miller, manager of Dillardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department store in Oakview Mall, said most employees were gone by 4 p.m., with â&#x20AC;&#x153;only two customers are in the entire store.â&#x20AC;? The storm brought some relief to a region that has been dealing with its worst drought in decades. Vance Ehmke, a wheat farmer near Healy, Kan., said the nearly foot of snow was â&#x20AC;&#x153;what we have been praying for.â&#x20AC;? Climatologists say 12 inches of snow is equivalent to about 1 inch of rain, depending on the density of the snow. Near Edwardsville in Illinois, farmer Mike Campbell called the precipitation a blessing after a bone-dry growing season in 2012. He hopes it is a good omen for the spring, noting that last year, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the corn was just a disaster.â&#x20AC;? Areas in the Texas Panhandle also had up to 8 inches of snow, and in south central Nebraska, Grand Island reported 10 inches of snow. Arkansas saw a mix of precipitation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a combination of hail, sleet and freezing rain in some place, 6 inches of snow in others.


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Virginia Hawkins shovels snow from her driveway Thursday in Hutchinson.

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