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Tuesday’s voting places are announced BY CHUCK SMITH

Voting places for Tuesday’s election have been released by the Barton County Clerk’s Office. Great Bend city voting places will include:

First Ward, First Precinct — Barton County Courthouse, first floor room 101. First Ward, Second Precinct — First Presbyterian Church Washington and 24th, northwest entrance. First Ward, Third Precinct — Great Bend Public

Library, 1409 Williams, north entrance, Fine Arts Room. Second Ward, First Precinct — Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th Jefferson, south entrance. Second Ward, Second Precinct — First Congre-

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gational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st. Second Ward, Third Precinct — St. Patrick’s Parish Center, 4100 Broadway. Third Ward, First, Second and Third Precincts — Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley, north

Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Road, main entrance. Third and Fourth wards — meeting room two, Hoisington Activity Center. Residents of Ellinwood, See voting, 12A

New United Way director ready to go

Farm ground suddenly disappears in Panning sinkhole


As Julie Bugner Smith sat in her small office on the second floor of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce building Friday morning, her head was spinning. “This is my second day on the job,” she said. “There is just so much information.” Smith took over this week as the director of United Way of Barton County. She Smith replaces Heather Lockhart, who left in June after being accepted into nursing school in Oklahoma. “I’m coming in and in three weeks there is a fund raiser,” she said, referring to the Aug. 21 Denim and

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LLINWOOD — Friday morning, April 24, 1959, a hole suddenly yawned to life in the earth and swallowed up everything in its path in a quiet wheat field near Ellinwood. It was a normal workday on the farm, and Alfred Panning and his son, Larry, saw a large column of dirt suddenly shoot up into the air like “Old Faithful” in the field about 500 yards from Larry’s house. Larry still remembers that day vividly. The site was around an old oil well and the ground was caving in. “We were informed that they were going to clean the location,” Larry said. “We thought maybe it was dynamite, but there was no sound or vibration.” The two immediately went to investigate. “We saw a large hole was beginning to form,” he said. “We were at a loss as to what was going to happen. “It rocks you back on your heels,” Larry said. “We didn’t know how dangerous it could get.” “Within two hours, it spread out nearly 150 feet in all directions from the well,” said in the April 26, 1959 edition of the Great Bend Tribune. “And by then, the well was gone — a big oil field tank, a foundation for a pumping unit, a string of surface

entrance. Fourth Ward, First, Second and Third Precincts — Front Door, 1615 10th Street. Hoisington city voting places will include: First and Second wards — meeting room one,

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pipe — all out of sight. The hole at that time had sheer walls dropping 75 feet to water that appeared to be flowing down into the hole’s center.” Word quickly travelled, and hundreds of people had already gaped at the funnel-shaped hole by the next day. By the time the sun went down on Saturday, it was like a vacuum cleaner sucked up the dirt, and “the giant hole was already 300 feet in diameter and still inching out in all directions,” said the Tribune story. The news even went around the world, and Panning’s brother, stationed in

United Way of Barton County will have its Denim and Diamonds fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Highland Hotel and Convention Center, 3017 W. 10th St. The social hour starts at 6 p.m. and the dinner and entertainment start at 7 p.m. The featured entertainer will be ventriloquist Greg Claasen with his program “Never, never sit on this man’s knee.” Tickets are can be purchased at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce office, 1125 Williams, or call 620-792-2401.

City considers 2011 budget Monday night BY CHUCK SMITH

LARRY PANNING Special to the Tribune

The private lease road located next to the Panning sinkhole dropped into the hole immediately after the ground began disappearing. This picture was taken by Panning from a military helicopter three days after the sinkhole appeared.

Germany, saw the story in a military newspaper. “The cause of the sinkhole is directly related to oil

drilling activities in 1938,” said Larry. “When this site was drilled, the oil comSee panning, 7A

Great Bend City Council will meet half an hour early Monday to hold its annual budget hearing, considering a budget with increases in both the mill levy and the valuation. According to the city’s budget document, the proposed 2011 city budget features a mill levy of 42.348, an increase of less than 1 mill from the 2010 rate of 41.480 mills. The city’s assessed valuation for 2011 is $93,350,336; compared to $90,319,564 for 2010; and

$88,801,988 for 2009. Some of the fund increases from 2010 to 2011, include: • General fund — 2010, $10,896,000; 2011, $15,382,000. • Special liability — 2010, $304,443; 2011, $332,895. • Special highway — 2010, $597,000; 2011, $896,000. • Sewer — 2010, $2,142,000; 2011, $2,293,000. There are also fund reductions between the 2010 budget and the proposed 2011 budget, according to See city, 12A

Two flown to Wichita hospital following two-vehicle collision Ambulances rerouted because of closed Radium Road bridge By SUSAN THACKER

Two Great Bend men were flown to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita on Saturday after two pickups collided at a rural Barton County intersection south of the Arkansas River. Great Bend Fire Department Ambulance

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responders reported they were unable to take the shortest route because the bridge on Radium Road is closed, but drove to the crash scene by an alternate route. Scott Allen Keeler, 46, and Tim Tranthan, 36, were flown to Wesley Medical Center, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported. A spokesman at Wesley said


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Keeler was in fair condition Saturday evening. No information on Tranthan was available at that time. Capt. Jim Schmeidler at the Great Bend Fire Department said helicopters from EagleMed and LifeTeam were used to take the two men from the crash site at SW 40 Road and SW 30 Ave.,


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southwest of Great Bend, directly to Wesley Medical Center. The helicopters landed in a plowed field after Great Bend ambulance responders from Fire Stations 1 and 2 arrived and extricated Keeler and Tranthan from an overturned pickup. According to the Highway Patrol’s Online Crash Logs, the


accident occurred at 12:27 p.m. Saturday when a Honda truck driven by Brad L. Crone, 26, of Great Bend, failed to yield to Keeler, who was driving a Chevrolet truck pulling a homemade trailer with a Polaris all-terrain vehicle on it. The vehicles collided in the See collision, 12A

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Hamburger and hot dog feed to benefit Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 114 N. Main, Hoisington. Suggested donation is $6 adults; $3 kids 10 and under. Closing reception for Mark Henry Swiderski exhibit — 2 to 4 p.m. at the Barton County Arts Center, 1401 Main, Great Bend. Gallery open 1 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sunflower Polka Club Dance — 2 to 6 p.m. at the VFW in Victoria, 2303 Golf Course Road. BandHot Shots


American Legion Post and Auxiliary Meeting — 7 p.m.


B.P.B.R.A. Barrel Racing-Summer Series — 7 p.m. at Bar K Bar Arena, Lyons. 4D Barrel Race with exhibitions. Call 620-278-2416 for more information.


Technology Showcase — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Midwest Utility Pipeline Training Center, located in the southwest corner of the Barton Community College campus. Free come-andgo event presented by Barton Community College and Stanion Electric to inform local and regional businesses and industries about the technology, training and expertise available in Barton County. For more information contact Kala Steffen, 620-792-9332 American Legion Dinner — 5 to 8 p.m.


American Legion Dinner — 5 to 8 p.m.


American Legion Steak Nite — 5 to 8 p.m.


Barton County Arts Center — 1401 Main, Great Bend, open weekday afternoons, 1 to 5:30 p.m. Entries from the Second

Annual photography will be on display all month. For more information call 620792-4221 or e-mail Tickets on sale for 32nd annual big benefit auction — Sales continue through Aug. 16 for Barton Community College Foundation’s Big Benefit Auction. Auction theme, “A Night in Napa.� Tickets are $30 per person or $240 per table. For more information contact the Foundation Office, 620792-9308. No tickets will be sold at the door. Proceeds benefit academic scholarships and program enhancements. Great Bend Farmers Market — 7:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in the Great Bend Public Library parking Lot. Lyons Country Market — 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday at the Lyons First United Methodist Church parking lot on Pioneer Avenue. Free space available. Call 620-257-5390 for information Shafer Gallery, “40 Years, 40 Artists� — Works of 40 artists from the gallery’s permanent collection are on display through Aug. 27. Gallery’s summer hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Barton County Historical Museum & Village — South of the Arkansas River Bridge in Great Bend at 85 South U.S. 281. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Kansas Wetlands Education Center – 592 NE K-156, 10 miles northeast of the U.S. 281 and U.S. 56/K-156 intersection. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Fort Larned National Historic Site — Six miles west of Larned on K-156. Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free admission. Great Bend Zoo — 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday at Brit Spaugh Park, enter off North Main Street. Free admission.

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Parents of missing boy face fraud charges

Military prisoner dies after being hit with bat

EL DORADO (AP) — A Kansas couple have made their first court appearance to hear charges of fraudulently collecting adoption subsidies long after the unreported disappearance of their son in 1999. Doug and Valerie Herrman had a brief hearing Friday in Butler County District Court. KAKE-TV reports County Attorney Jan Satterfield said afterward her office is continuing to pursue possible homicide charges against them. Prosecutors say the couple collected $52,800 in state adoption subsidies from May 1999 to July 2005 while falsely claiming Adam Herrman as a dependent. Their lawyer has called the allegation a technical financial matter. The Herrmans have said 11-year-old Adam ran away in 1999 from the mobile home park in Towanda where the family then lived. Adam remains missing. His absence wasn’t reported until his older sister contacted authorities in December 2008.

LEAVENWORTH (AP) — A military prisoner at Fort Leavenworth has died five days after being struck with a baseball bat during a fight. KSHB reports that Michael Fricke was involved in an altercation with another prisoner last Saturday while playing sports. He died Thursday morning. Fort Leavenworth spokeswoman Rebecca Steed says the man accused of hitting Fricke is being held in a secure area away from other prisoners. Fricke had been in prison for 16 years for murder. He died after family members authorized taking him off life support. The U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth houses military prisoners who have been sentenced to long prison terms.

Revenue off $424K from estimate TOPEKA (AP) — Preliminary figures from the Kansas Department of Revenue show state tax collections in July were $424,000 below expectations. Kansas raised its sales tax to 6.3 percent from the previous 5.3 percent with the start of the new fiscal year July 1. But even with the increase, Friday’s report shows sales-tax collections for the month $2.3 million lower than anticipated. Overall tax revenue for July totaled $378.9 million, compared with an expected $379.3 million. Kansas collected $344.3 million in taxes in July 2009. Offsetting the decline in sale taxes were increased collections of individual income taxes and corporate franchise fees. Income taxes beat the estimate by more than $1 million.

EPA orders firm to stop selling Warthog 2 EC KANSAS CITY (AP) — A St. Joseph, Mo., company has been ordered to stop selling or distributing the herbicide Warthog 2 EC after a batch was tainted with a different herbicide. The Environmental Protection Agency issued the order Friday to HPI Products Inc. after its herbicide damaged 8,000 acres of soybeans near Beattie, Kan. The EPA issued similar orders to the herbicide’s registrant, J. Oliver Products of Hernando, Miss., and Poney Express Warehouse in St. Joseph. The Kansas Department of Agriculture began investigating earlier this month after several farmers near Beattie complained about damage to their soybean crops. Investigators say samples of Warthog 2 EC were tainted with Dicamba, which can be harmful to soybeans.

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Holland not afraid of favored candidate in governor’s race Funding is still available By SUSAN THACKER

Tom Holland wants Kansas voters to know he can win the race for governor in November. The state senator from Baldwin City visited Great Bend last Thursday and spoke to fellow Democrats from Barton, Pawnee, Stafford and Rice counties. “I am in this thing to win it,” Holland said. “We have a very winnable race.” He is expected to face U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback in November, although Brownback must first win the Republican primary race on Tuesday. Joan Heffington from Derby, chief executive officer of the Association for Honest Attorneys, is the other Republican candidate for governor. Holland is unopposed for the Democratic party nomination. “There’s a difference between name recognition and popularity,” said Holland, who claims Brownback’s record in Washington, D.C., will drive some voters to a more moderate, pragmatic candidate. While Holland supporters see Brownback as a political extremist and a Washington insider seeking the governor’s office as a stepping stone to the White House, Holland said, “I want to be governor of Kansas for all Kansans.” Brownback’s actions during his 16 years in Congress “have done a lot of damage here at home,” Holland said, citing examples that included Brownback’s votes against extending unemployment benefits. “Last year Kansas lost 60,000

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Tom Holland, right, meets area Democrats, Thursday evening at the Highland Convention Center in Great Bend. Holland is running for governor of Kansas, a race he said he can win even though the leading Republican candidate, Sam Brownback, is better known.

jobs in the worst economy since the Great Depression. We need some real Kansas leadership and not failed Washington policies.” Holland said he has a background of winning political races against established or favored candidates. He was elected to the state House in 2002 and to the Senate in 2008. Holland admits he’s not like most Kansas candidates, who all seem to have grown up on a family farm. “I am a Kansan by choice and not by birth,” he said. He and his wife Barbara moved to Kansas 20 years ago for a job with the Santa Fe Railway. He now owns Holland Technologies Inc. and lives in Baldwin. They

have four daughters who have gone through the state’s education system. His running mate is fellow state Sen. Kelly Kultala, a moderate like himself, Holland said. “We believe in commonsense solutions for the common good,” he said, adding he and Kultala have reached across the aisle and worked with Republican leadership in the State Senate to protect Kansas schools and services to the state’s vulnerable populations. “We supported the bipartisan budget.” They voted for the Transportation Works for Kansas bill, which extends investment into state highways and the rest of the trans-

portation infrastructure. So did Brownback’s running mate, Jeff Colyer, Holland said. But unlike Colyer, he and Kultala also voted for the revenue plan to pay for “T-Works,” which includes a temporary sales-tax increase. Voting for one without the other is indicative of D.C.’s established politicos, he concluded. “They worry about the next election. We worry about the next generation.” Third-party candidates who will also appear on ballots for the governor’s race in November are Andrew Gray, chairman of the Kansas Libertarian Party; and Ken Cannon, a Salina teacher running as the Reform Party candidate.

Your Conservation District in Barton County has available through the NonPoint Source Pollution Program funding which helps in upgrading your failing septic system to meet state and county health codes. Over the past 15 years approximately 170 private septic systems met the conditions of the program and were treated. Correcting this problem reduces the nitrates and bacteria before they are discharged into groundwater. Research show abandoned water wells as another active conduit for pollution. It is estimated that there are hundreds of such wells across Barton County. In the last 15 years of the program Barton County Conservation District has approved funding to help plug approximately 75 water wells. Soil and water treatments and operation or management procedures aid in our challenge for the restoration and protection of our waters. Funding availability through conservation districts, while limited, nonetheless is extremely

effective. This program provides an excellent opportunity to receive assistance to complete approved practices. Work cannot begin or be completed before final approval from the State Conservation Commission in Topeka. Applying for funds does not guarantee approval or costshare assistance. While funding is available, it is also very limited. Visit the Barton County Conservation District for more information or to apply for assistance on a failing septic system or to plug an abandoned water well. The address is 1520 Kansas Ave., Great Bend, KS. Phone number is 620792-3346, ext. 3. Ask for Pam Tucker. How far we have traveled from the old family well! Generations have grown up without experiencing the joy of satisfying their thirst from cool, sparkling, sweet-tasting well water sipped from a ladle or their hands, not from a bottle. Many have lost contact with the land and the pure waters that come from its depth.

area briefs Republicans plan watch party Area Republicans will hold a primary election watch party starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard, 2920 10th in Great Bend. Refreshments and elections results will be provided.

Clay will distribute commodities on Aug. 9 Pastor Loyse Clay will distribute the commodities from 5 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 9 at the SRS building on Patton Road.

PPA praises passage of Internet gambling regulation bill WASHINGTON — The Poker Players Alliance, the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, applauded last week’s passage of H.R. 2267, the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act, by the House Financial Services Committee. Wednesday’s bipartisan 41-22 vote demonstrates that sensible regulation of Internet gaming is gaining support in Congress while prohibition continues to fail, said former Sen. Alfonse D’Amato, chairman of the PPA. Kansans on the committee were split on the issue. Democrat Dennis Moore voted for it; Republican Lynn Jenkins voted

against it. “The fact is, online poker is not going away. Congress has a choice — it can license and regulate it to provide government oversight and consumer protections, or our lawmakers can stick their heads in the sand, ignore it, and leave consumers to play on non-U.S. regulated Web sites in all 50 states,” D’Amato said. “I’m glad the Financial Services Committee today overwhelmingly chose to act and protect Americans as well as preserve the fundamental freedoms of adults and the Internet.” Sponsored by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, D-Mass.,, H.R. 2267 establishes a robust

The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday in Room U-219, on the upper level of the Student Union. The special meeting will be held for the purpose of conducting the annual budget hearing. This will be done in conjunction with the board’s monthly study session.

Family raising funds for child’s medical procedure Mike and Beth Schneweis, Great Bend, continue to raise money for a medical procedure for their 3-year-old son, Christopher. A story in the

July 25 Great Bend Tribune explained that Christopher has hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy, so the family is attempting to raise $25,000 to travel to Dusseldorf, Germany, for a medical procedure not yet offered in the United States. Family members clarified that they are not going door to door seeking donations. Anyone interested in donating items or services for an upcoming benefit auction may call Beth Schneweis, 620-639-1999. Monetary donations may be made to the Christopher Schneweis Medical Fund, in care of First Kansas Bank, 4001 10th St., Great Bend, KS 67530. Checks need to be payable to either Christopher or Elizabeth Schneweis.

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews working through the night beat back flames and built containment lines around a two-day old wildfire that charred nearly 22 square miles of brush in the high desert north of Los Angeles. The blaze was 62 percent contained Saturday morning and no structures were threatened, according to Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Sam Padilla. Crews hoped to close the fire’s south flank near Portal Ridge, Rancho Vista and Ana Verde before temperatures rose into the high 90s and dry winds whipped up again as expected Saturday. “We’re getting a handle on it,” Padilla said. “As soon as we contain that south end we’ll be in better shape.” Padilla said there were no open flames — just smolder-


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revenue. While the bill has passed out of committee, there is still much work to be done and areas of policy in this bill that must still be addressed, said John Pappas, PPA executive director. The PPA will work with House and Senate lawmakers to ensure that the final legislation produces the best regulated online gaming environment for the consumer. Key provisions of the bill include: Thorough vetting of potential licensees and creation of a list of illegal operators; mandatory implementation of technologies to protect against underage gambling using the commercial and government databases used for online banking to verify age and identity;

requirements for operators to set daily, weekly or monthly limits on deposits and losses to monitor and detect individuals with excessive gaming habits; high standards to thwart fraud, abuse and cheating to ensure fair games for customers; regulation to prevent money laundering; and processes to prevent tax avoidance. The Poker Players Alliance ( is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of more than 1 million online and offline poker players and enthusiasts from around the United States who have joined together to speak with one voice to promote the game and to protect poker players’ rights.

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licensing and regulatory regime for online gaming in the United States, providing much needed oversight on this growing industry in order to protect consumers, children and problem gamblers. By using the most modern technologies and regulatory authority, this bill goes further than the ineffective Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) to keep children and problem gamblers off these sites, at the same time allowing for strong consumer protections for adult consumers who enjoy this recreational activity. Additionally, licensing and regulation presents an avenue for companies to return to the U.S., providing the economy with much needed jobs and tax

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ing embers — which has significantly slowed the fire’s spread. “The way you work embers is by using hoses on the ground, so we’re relying on our foot soldiers today,” County Fire Inspector Don Kunitomi said. “It’s important to clean up those embers because one hot gust of wind can start a spot fire.” Some 1,300 firefighters were assigned to the blaze Saturday. Officials were prepared to again activate waterdropping aircraft, which

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Kyle Radenberg District One County Commissioner Candidate A vote for “Principled Leadership” I believe public service is an honorable profession and it would be my privilege to serve the people of Barton County as the Commissioner from district one. If elected, I pledge to serve all citizens of Barton County to the best of my ability. I pledge not to take a salary or the health insurance benefit offered by the County and paid for by taxpayers. I want to pass on a couple of examples of principled leadership from our past: During the founding of our nation many saw “service to the public” as an honorable profession and chose to serve with very little or no monetary compensation. General George Washington served eight years in the Revolutionary Army with no compensation. When the constitution provided for the President to receive $25,000 a year, George Washington declined to take the money. Washington’s plantation at Mt. Vernon had been virtually destroyed during the Revolutionary War and at the time of his first inauguration it had not been rebuilt. I’m sure he could have used the money, but he declined his salary on principle. Ben Franklin said while in Europe in 1777 that,” in America, salaries where indispensable, are extremely low, but much of public business is done gratis. The honor of serving the public ably and faithfully is deemed sufficient. Public spirit really exists there, and has great effects.” (Smyth, Writings of Benjamin Franklin, 7:4) It is this “public spirit” I hope to help restore to our nation, state and county. I have a friend that likes to say, “If it is to be, it is up to me.” I couldn’t agree more. If we want things to be different we must do things differently. So it is with this sense of “public spirit” that I tell you now, that if elected as the next commissioner from the first district I will not accept a salary or the health insurance benefit offered by the county and paid for by taxpayers. I would appreciate your vote on November 2nd and encourage you to contact me with any questions you may have at 620-797-6202. For more information visit my web-site at Paid for by Radenberg County Commission Campaign, Crystal (Woydziak) Schroeder, Treasurer


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The Wall, the half-sized replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., was set up in northeast Kansas this weekend, and considering what is going on in our nation in recent days, it should attract a lot of attention. In fact, the traveling wall needs to be constantly displayed, and enthusiastically visited, so that people around the nation can have a physical reminder of more than 50,000 Americans who were casualties in that last protracted ground war. It’s especially poignant now, as we are dealing with the recent revelations about the leaked military documents that have been made public. Some officials suggest that there’s nothing there that puts our troops at risk. But the size of this fiasco leaves Americans wondering. Just how major a stab in the back has this been? Surely it’s more than just giving aid and comfort to the enemy, as American celebrities did during ’Nam — and still do with enemies of our nation around the world today. This, however, was an attempt to get vital information from our military to enemy forces. So what possible goal could the perpetrators have, but to strike at our troops, at the men and women themselves? Everyone who is opposed to this war has that right, especially in this nation more so than anywhere else on the planet, and all because of the sacrifices of these troops and those who went before them. What Americans have to understand is that there are large numbers of people — many of them living inside this nation — who are more than happy if our troops pay the price for our enemies’ politicizing. This weekend, the traveling memorial is in Seneca, hosted by members of American Legion Riders Post 21. It will be there through Monday and then move on. According to its schedule, it will also be in Norton, Sept. 23-27, and it needs to be packed with visitors. Americans, we cannot afford to forget these young people — again. — Chuck Smith

Opinion Cowardly leaker aims at our heart The man behind the torrent of leaked documents wants to end the war in Afghanistan, and he doesn’t care how much damage he does to the troops on the ground in that hostile environment. Now hailed by anti-war liberals as some kind of a hero, Australian computer hacker Julian Assange is part of an international cabal dedicated to doing mischief that endangers U.S. national security. Last April, his Web site Wikileaks posted a video, “Collateral Murder,” making Wikileaks what has been described as a prime source of unauthorized but accurate accounts, video and documents. Last week came the flood of leaked documents. The viciousness displayed by Assange against the U.S. forces in Afghanistan was shown in sickening detail when he published the Social Security numbers of U.S. servicemen and women, exposing them all kinds of dangers. His latest outrage is designed to do nothing less than end U.S. efforts to prevent Afghanistan from falling into the bloody hands of a band of international terrorist thugs. Wikileaks is described by Wikipedia as an “international organization based in Sweden” and run by Assange, an Australian and skilled computer hacker. They brag that they have a

database comprising more than 1.2 million documents. Last week Assange released the so-called “Afghan Diary,” a staggering hoard of some 92,000 documents dealing primarily with the war in Afghanistan and the role of Pakistan in that conflict. The alleged source of these documents in an American G.I., Bradley Manning, an allegation Assange denies, saying, “There is no allegation as far as we can determine” that the documents posted on Wikileaks Sunday are “connected to Bradley Manning.” He added, however, that nonetheless his group has “committed funds” to Manning’s defense. The information contained in these 92,000 documents among other things deals with civilian casualties, and the role of Pakistan in assisting the Taliban terrorists. Such allegations are designed to do nothing less than drive a wedge between the U.S. and Pakistan. Summed up, the information is more than a year old, prior to the onset of the surge now under way. The documents are designed to bring unbearable pressure on the U.S. to bug out of Afghanistan much as America shamefully bugged out of Vietnam, leading to the massacre or imprisonment of over a million South Vietnamese U.S. allies. A similar fate would await those Afghan villagers who cooperated with U.S. forces. Only worse — the North Vietnamese didn’t

Mike Reagan behead their victims. The import of these leaks can be measured if compared to what would have happened had American plans and capabilities had been revealed to the enemy in World War II during the Battle of the Bulge or any other key engagement in World War II. And imagine what kind of penalty a leaker would have paid. There is no doubt that the leaks had one overriding motive: get the U.S. and its allies out of Afghanistan, handing victory to a band of terrorist thugs. This is a war the U.S. must win if the struggle to end international terrorism is to succeed. Any actions designed to end that struggle without success are actions against the vital interests of the American people. Jullian Assange, alleged antiwar crusader, has revealed himself for what he is — a subversive who has no qualms about the damage he does to the United States and to the members of our armed forces. (Mike Reagan, the elder son of the late President Ronald Reagan, is cpresident of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. E-mail comments to

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Damage is done The massive leak of U.S. military records relating to the war in Afghanistan is a significant embarrassment to the Pentagon. It gives a new level of detail in understanding the difficulties faced by Allied forces. But the real casualty of the 90,000 leaked logs is more likely to be political: it must cast serious doubt on David Cameron’s assertion that the war can be won in time to start a British withdrawal in 2014. The files show that there have been many more civilian casualties than previously admitted. Thousands of military reports demonstrate the Taliban to be both more broadly based and more formidable than is often assumed. The U.S. has resorted to using special forces teams to capture or kill Taliban leaders, while the Taliban have access to heatseeking missiles. The leaks also show the firm conviction among U.S. military intelligence that Pakistan’s ISI intelligence service is helping to arm, train and finance the Taliban. All of this might contradict the official U.S. line — but most of it was already assumed by many commentators. What is new is the far greater detail than before, showing just how intractable are the challenges that Allied forces face. The reports go up to December 2009, but while the White House may claim that the strategy has changed since then, the fundamental problems of the Taliban’s resilience and its outside help remain unchanged. That makes the recent shift in British policy — with the Prime Minister claiming that some forces could even be withdrawn from next year, prior to a pullout in 2014 — look like wishful thinking indeed. — London Evening Standard

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Washington, D.C., Attorney General Peter Nickles ordered an investigation after learning that the city’s payroll office had, over a sevenyear period, failed to remit the life-insurance premiums deducted from the paychecks of at least 1,400 employees. Already, one employee had been told that her policy had been canceled because of the unremitted premiums. Until the investigation is finished, it is impossible to say which of the two usual explanations of chronic D.C. bureaucratic dysfunction — theft or “large-scale human error” — is applicable. It’s time to shut down Detroit Vying in recent years with Washington, D.C., as the nation’s “district of calamity” is Detroit, whose previous mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, was ordered to prison to serve 1-1/2 to 5 years after repeatedly violating his probation on his conviction for obstruction of justice. In June, Detroit’s school board president Otis Mathis resigned under fire, then tried to unresign by offering to cure himself of the behavior that started his downfall, specifically, Mathis’s touching and fondling himself during several one-on-one meetings with the school system’s General Superintendent Teresa Gueyser. (Send your Weird News to Chuck Shepherd, P.O. Box 18737, Tampa, FL 33679 or go to

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Leaker even knows about the Denny’s BEVERLY HILLS — God bless America, and how’s everybody? Australia’s Julian Assange took a bow in London Monday after his WikiLeaks Web site revealed Afghan war secrets. It’s no surprise we know where Osama bin Laden meets his lieutenants every month. The surprise is that there’s a Denny’s in Kandahar. Donald Trump predicted Tuesday that U.S. investors would move to other countries if the Bush tax cuts are allowed to expire in January by the Obama administration. This explains the exodus of illegal immigrants from Arizona this week. Even people who don’t pay taxes aren’t going to stick around once the Bush tax cuts expire. The Treasury Department undertook a study of the financial reform bill just passed. No one knows what it contains. Congress struck a secret deal behind closed doors to prevent Wall Streeters from striking secret deals behind closed doors. BP’s Tony Hayward left for Russia to drill in Siberia Monday after Barack Obama got him sacked as CEO. It’s part of his post- racial presidency.

For every African-American he fires from the Agriculture Department he sends one AngloSaxon to Siberia. BP’s oil spill vanished Tuesday, prompting tourists and fishing boats to return to the gulf early. This doesn’t mean an end to heartbreaking video footage on the news. All the ducks who work the oil spill circuit have moved on to the next location. Chelsea Clinton had a big wedding in New York on Saturday. The guests were all major Democratic donors. It was embarrassing, seeing them go through the reception line kissing Chelsea and giving the envelope to Bill while Hillary looked the other way. Clinton married her longtime boy friend Saturday as the National Enquirer reported that the couple was already in counseling. The toasts were so emotional. The bride’s parents revealed the secret to a long marriage: separate houses and Secret Service protection. John Kerry docked his new yacht in Rhode Island Monday to save on Massachestts sales taxes. Al Gore is sexually assaulting

Argus Hamilton masseuses and John Kerry’s ducking the tax man. If they’d been this colorful when they ran for president they would have won. Britain’s Tory government began preparing to reduce the size of their National Health Care system. It’s too expensive to fund and too unwieldy to be effective. Little children who want to play doctor have to wait two years to make an appointment. Russia’s health ministry warned Tuesday that alcohol and smoking were causing Russia’s population to plummet. A TV news report showed men swimming in the Moscow River holding a drink and smoking a cigarette. It’s an event they call the triathlon. (Argus Hamilton is the host comedian at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. E-mail him at Argus@

Where to write the lawmakers President Barack Obama, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20500. 202-456-1414 Fax: 202456-2461. president@ U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, 109 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510. 202-224-4774. U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, 303 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510. 202-224-6521. sam_ brownback@brownback. U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, 1st District, 2443 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20515. 202-225-2715. Hays office, 785-628-6401. jerry. Gov. Mark Parkinson, 2nd Floor, State Capitol, Topeka, 66612. 785-296-3232. Kansas senators or representatives: State Capitol, Topeka, 66612. 785-2960111.

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obituaries Robert A. White Robert A. White, 78, Great Bend, died July 30 at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. He was born Nov. 3, 1931, at Great Bend, the son of George and Katy (Williams) White. He married Margaret Wondra White on Sept. 18, 1951, at Odin. She survives. He was a bookkeeper for Sherman Brothers Machine Works and owned and operated R & M Trucking. A lifetime Great Bend resident, he served in the National Guard and Army Reserves. Mr. White was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Great Bend. Survivors, in addition to his wife, of the home, include four sons, Ron White of Marion, Va., Larry White and wife Danette of Damascus, Md., James White and wife Midori of Seattle, Wash., and Greg White and wife Michelle of Fayetteville, Ark.; three daughters, Marilyn White and husband Ed Granger of Vienna, Va., Karen Irick and husband Mike of Brownsville, Tenn.,

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and Patsy White and husband Bill Troyer of Eugene, Ore.; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William White and George White Jr. A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Great Bend, Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Great Bend, with military honors conducted by a Fort Riley Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to the Prince of Peace Parish or to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www. Funeral arrangements provided by Bryant Funeral Home* 1425 Patton Road Great Bend, KS 67530 620-793-3525 Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 1, 2010

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TUCSON, Ariz. — Rowena E. Curry was born Oct. 4, 1912, in Oklahoma. She passed away July 29 in Tucson, Ariz., at the age of 97. She attended Broken Arrow (Okla.) High School. She married Claude F. Curry in Tulsa, Okla., in 1936. They had been married 60 years at the time of his death in 1996. She worked as an office manager for an oil service company in Kansas. They moved to Casa Grande, Ariz., in 1989.

Mrs. Curry was a lifetime member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by one son, Donald J. Curry of Tucson; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday at Tucson Memorial Park East Lawn, Tucson. Funeral arrangements provided by

Eugene Hackley, 63, died July 25 in Great Bend. Born April 13, 1947, in Erick, Okla., he was the son of Oscar Eugene and Ruby Lee (Loftis) Hackley. Raised in Elkhart, he lived in Great Bend for many years. He was employed by Venture Corporation as a heavy equipment operator doing construction. Survivors include two sons, Donald Hackley of Woodward, Okla., and Everett Hackley of Beaver, Okla.; three daughters, Misty Hackley of Union, Mo., Ruth Hackley-Lampasi of Imperial, Mo., and Tana Hackley of Woodward, Okla.; three brothers, Herb Hackley and Don Hackley, both of Elkhart,

ward, Okla.; four sisters, Carol Alexander of Elkhart, Alice Stockton of Tucson, Ariz., Beverly Carpenter of Dallas, Texas, and Brenda Stewart of Stuart, Okla.; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Thelma Carlene Hackley and Viola Ulrich; and companion Deborah Hopkins. Graveside service was held Friday at the Elkhart Cemetery with Minister Layton Leatherman officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Walter Eugene Hackley Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

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Steven C. ThomPatricia Walters as, 57, of Great and Yvonne CaBend, died at his brel, both of Fruita, home July 31. He Colo., Teresa Smith was born Dec. 18, of Tennessee, Jessi1952, the son of ca Champ of Great Dorwin and Jane Bend and Christina Louise (Slocum) Champ of Burrton; Thomas. He martwo brothers, Ricky ried Tamie Kagle Thomas of Great on Dec. 23, 1988, Bend and Dorwin at Great Bend. She Thomas Thomas of Wichita survives. He worked Falls, Texas; and 12 as a shift manager grandchildren. He for Taco Bell. A lifewas preceded in time Great Bend death by a brother, resident, he served David Lee Champ. during the Vietnam A private family War in the United service will be held States Army. at a later date. There will be Survivors, in addition to no visitation, as cremation his wife, of the home, in- has taken place. Memorials clude his mother, Jane Lou- are suggested to the Steise Thomas of Fruita, Colo.; ven Craig Thomas Expense one son, Steven Thomas Fund. Funeral arrangement provided by Jr. of Gadston, Ala.; three Bryant Funeral Home daughters, Stephanie 1425 Patton Road Thomas of Gadston, Ala., Great Bend, KS 67530 and Crystal Thomas and 620-793-3525 Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 1, April Th omas, both of 2010 Great Bend; five sisters,

Lois June Biehler Behnke Hoelscher BUSHTON — There was a celebration in Heaven as a gentle soul entered in. Lois June, 79, passed on to live with her Lord and Savior on July 29 at the Good Samaritan Center in Lyons. Born Feb. 9, 1931, in Cleveland, Okla., she was the daughter of Harry Beryl and Dorothy Biel Doughty. She graduated from Sterling High School. A longtime resident of Bushton, she was a cook for the Bushton/Quivira Heights High School, a homemaker and a farm wife. On Nov. 26, 1950, she married Howard Biehler in Sterling. He died on Dec. 11, 1989. On Dec. 16, 1990, she married George Behnke in Bushton. He died April 19, 1995. On Aug. 14, 1999 she married Carl Hoelscher in Bushton. Lois was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women in Bushton, the former Frederick Baptist Church and Women’s Auxiliary of Gideon International. Lois lived out her Christian faith by selflessly caring and giving to others, Her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of those who loved her dearly.

Survivors include her husband, Carl Hoelscher, of the home; two sons, Myron Biehler of Lyons and Merle Biehler and wife Roxane of Great Bend; a daughter, Kathy Drake and husband David of Great Bend; six stepchildren and their families; two brothers, Leonard Doughty of Wichita and Jerry Doughty of Lyons; a sister, Joyce Quinlin of Santa Clara, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Gwen S. Rogers. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Salem United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Schmitt officiating. Burial will be at the Frederick Cemetery. Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with family present. Memorials are suggested to the Gideon International or Salem United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home. Funeral arrangements provided by Birzer Funeral Homes* 214 West Ave. South/P.O. Box 89 Lyons, KS 67554 620-257-2211 Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 1, 2010

HOISINGTON — Bernard N. Wagner, 73, peacefully passed away on July 8 at the Harry Hynes Hospice Unit of St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. He married Suzanne (Sue) Smith July 3, 1967, at St. John. She survives. Cremation has taken place. Survivors also include one daughter, Faith Jacobs, and her husband, Gary; seven sons, Anthony Wagner, Great Bend, Howie Smith, Dodge City, Jim Smith and wife Bridgit, Phillipsburg, Scott Smith and wife Cathy, Great Bend, Rich Smith and

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wife Angela, Fort Morgan, Colo., Jeff Wagner and wife KeiLee, Meno, Okla., and JJ Wagner, Wichita; 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Bernard was preceded in death by his parents, Everette and Arvilla Wagner, and a granddaughter, Hannah Grace Wagner. A private family get-together was held July 16 at the First United Methodist Church in Hoisington. Memorials may be made to the Hoisington Food Bank.

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Jack R. Flenner Jr. ELLINWOOD — Jack R. Flenner Jr., 73, a graduate with the Ellinwood High School Class of 1956, died this week in Richmond, Va.,

near his home in Chester, Va. Service arrangements are pending with Kimple Funeral Home, Ellinwood, and will be announced.

on the record Barton County Jail Booked July 29 Leonel H. Galindo, Great Bend — Contempt of court Francisco J. Salcido-Carrasco Jr. — Driving under the influence, minor in consumption, driving left of center and no seat belt James J. Whiting, Wichita — Kansas Department of Corrections warrant; no bond Ricardo Montes-Delgado, Great Bend — Criminal threat and battery domestic violence Released July 29

Leonel H. Galindo – Per municipal court order Kevin R. Norton, Great Bend — $1,000 own-recognizance bond Clay C. Shaft, Augusta — $5,000 surety bond Alex D. Tate, Great Bend — $5,000 own-recognizance bond Ricardo Montes, Great Bend — $5,000 surety bond Barton County Sheriff Theft of cable television services at a Pawnee Rock address was reported Thursday. A walk-in at the Barton County

Sheriff’s Office on Thursday reported forgery of checks. Great Bend Police Sherry Littrel was driving west on Broadway at 12:53 p.m. Thursday and struck a vehicle driven by Kimbery Blea that was stopped in traffic at Tyler St. Tyler Teach was driving north on Macarthur Road at 8:48 p.m. Thursday and struck a vehicle driven by Derek Schenk that was westbound on Seventh making a left turn.

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Small community loses 4 Walter Eugene Hackley 1947 - 2010 members this week ELKHART — Walter and Jack Hackley of Wood-

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1952 - 2010 Bernard N. Wagner

VALLEY FALLS (AP) — A small community in

northeast Kansas is trying to cope with the loss of four people killed in recent traffic accidents. A 19-year-old woman died in a one-car crash Monday. Less than 48 hours later, another crash left three young sisters dead. The Topeka Capital-

Journal reports that all the victims were from small towns in Jefferson County. The victims of the accidents this week were 19-year-old Beverly Bledsoe, of Valley Falls, who died Monday, and three young sisters, 8-yearold Katelynn, 5-year-old Alissa and 4-year-old

Madelyn Spencer. The sisters died after a crash Wednesday. The were from the town of Meriden. Valley Falls resident John Shipley says the whole community is numb, but is banding together to help each other through the loss.


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Hoisington to hold 27th annual Demolition Derby HOISINGTON — The 27th Annual Kansas State Demolition Derby will be held Sept. 5 of this year’s four day Labor Day Weekend in Hoisington. The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Event. Derby Drivers will be vying for a $2,500 purse and trophies. The first place will receive $1000,

second place $700, third place $400, fourth place $250 and fifth place $150. Prizes of $30 each and a heat trophy will be presented to the three finalists in each heat. Entry fee for the Derby will be $30 for driver, car and one pit man if registered before August 31. Entry fee at the derby site will be $35. To register before Aug. 31, send your

check to the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce, 123 N. Main, Hoisington, KS 67544. An additional fee of $15 will be charged for each pit man. There will be a limit of five pit crew per car. For additional Demolition Derby fun, the Labor Day Committee has added a Compact Car Division and also a Pick-up Truck Division.

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Advanced entry fee is $25, which includes car & driver. If registered at derby site entry fee is $30. The awards will be $200 first place, $100 second prize and $50 third prize, along with trophies will be awarded. Tickets available at the gate: Adult $8, $5 children 4 –12, children 3 and under free. The Derby will start at 1:30 p..m. and will be

held at the Hoisington Ballpark on West Second Street. Rules and regulations are available at the Hoisington Chamber office, 123 N. Main in Hoisington or call 620-653-4311. Please visit our website at www. for complete information regarding rules and regulations.

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“Five Titles” by Colleen Coble: Anathema, Into the Deep, Midnight Sea, The Lightkeeper’s Daughter, and Beyond a Doubt.” Christian fiction writer, Colleen Coble uses her master story telling abilities to provide both romance and suspense in this variety of best-selling titles. “Dangerous” by Diana Palmer. A tall and headstrong FBI agent resists the urge to get involved with the sweet and innocent 911 operator in a small Texas town. But then he discovers that the keys to cracking his cold case may be connected to the young woman’s secret family background. Can they combine forces in a dangerous investigation, and will they risk it all for love? “The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever by Mark Frost.” In 1956 two millionaires, both avid golfers, make a bet. Eddie Lowery, enthusiastic supporter of amateur golf is convinced that two of his employees cannot be beaten in a best-ball match. He challenges George Coleman to bring any two

golfers in the world to settle the issue. Coleman shows up with the two greatest golfers in the world, Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan, and the extraordinary competition began. “Faithful Place” by Tana French. Irish detective Frank Mackey returns to his childhood neighborhood, a poor inner city area called Faithful Place. He’s come back to help investigate the appearance of suitcase belonging to a woman who had disappeared twentytwo years earlier...a woman that Frank once loved and wanted to marry. But no one seems to want Frank on the case, and Frank finds that relationships are still as dark and tangled now as when he left as a young man. “White Cat” by Holly Black. Cassel is a young man who comes from a family of curse workers, people who have the power to change emotions, memories, and luck by the slightest touch of their hands. But Curse work is illegal, and his family members are all criminals. Yet Cassel is the one straight kid in a crooked family, struggling to blend into the normal world.


First Kansas Bank Executive Vice President Brad Tajchman, presents Bill Lowry USD 431 Superintendant a $5,000 donation towards the renovation of the Hoisington High School football field.

Hoisington to hold annual community garage sale HOISINGTON — The Hoisington Labor Day Committee announces the annual Community Garage & Sidewalk Sale, to be held in conjunction with the annual Labor Day Celebration. The sale will be held on Sept. 4 in Downtown Hois-

ington. Free space is allotted on a first come first serve basis. Anyone interested in having space reserved for booths should contact Becky Steiner at the Hoisington Dairy Queen at 620-6532806 or her home number 620-653-7615 please leave

message. This year the Committee is compiling a listing/map of all garage sales taking place in Hoisington on Sept. 4. If you are interested in the free listing please contact the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce at 620-653-4311.

hoisington happenings Sunday

Hamburger/Hot dog feed for Kans for Kids — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 114 N. Main.

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City of Hoisngton budget hearing — 7 p.m. at the city building.

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USD 431 school district enrollment.

David Ramseys’ Financial Peace University — 7 p.m. at Living Joy Community Church, 354 W. First St. Previews will be on July 28 and Aug. 1.

area briefs Cheyenne Bottoms information night scheduled The annual Cheyenne Bottoms Information Night has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on Aug. 24. The meeting will be held at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on K-156 Highway in the southeast portion of the Wildlife Area. Water conditions, fall flight forecast, and introduction of the new Webless Migratory Game Bird Biologist are on the agenda. Faye McNew, statewide migratory game bird coordinator will be present to provide information on this years waterfowl surveys. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Orr reports to California Shawn Orr, a 2010 graduate of Hoisington High School, reported to the Marine Recruiting Station on July 12 at San Diego, Calif. He plans a career in data systems. He is the son of Ursula Orr and the late Dennis Orr.

Bradley reports to military Cody D. Bradley, a 2010 graduate of Hoisington High School, reported to the Marine Recruiting Station July 12 at San Diego, Calif. He plans on a career as an infantryman. Bradley is the son of Donnie and Tess Bradley of Hoisington and Kacy Stringham of New Mexico. He is the grandson of Carl and Elizabeth Bradley of Olmitz, Bill and Winifred Roll of El Do-

rado Spring, Mo., and G. Cannon of New Mexico.

VFW historian attends school The Ellinwood 7th District VFW Auxiliary Historian, Jean Peter, attended the Summer School of Instruction held in Lyons on July 25. The district president, Diane Hill, presided over the meeting. Lorraine Rickert joined later for the lunch and reception held in honor of Diane Hill and Pat Briggs of Lyons, the 7th District VFW Commander. The next convention will be on Oct. 10 in Kingman.

Hoisington to host parade float contest HOISINGTON — Early parade registration deadline is set for Aug. 26. The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor the Labor Day Float Contest for the Labor Day Parade to be held Sept. 6. Float entries are divided into five categories. They are Religious Floats,Scout and Student Organizations, 4-H Clubs, Local Organizations and All Other Floats. A Sweepstakes Prize of $400 will be awarded to the most outstanding entry. Additional prizes will be awarded in each category, First place in each category will be $150, second place $75 and third place $50. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Proud of Past—Focused on our Future.” Entries will be accepted until the parade deadline of Aug. 26. There is no entry fee.

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panning, from page 1A pany owning the lease failed to follow drilling procedures normally used in this area.” With the ground water available in this part of Kansas, it is necessary to set surface pipe to prevent surface water and groundwater from following the casing in to the lower formations. In 1946, the well was converted to a salt water disposal well into which water from surrounding wells was pumped, forcing it into lower formations, said the original Tribune article. For some reason, the surface pipe failed and groundwater entered a salt zone some 1,000 feet below, which is approximately 250 feet thick. Following a lawsuit filed by the Pannings, it is surmised by the courts the water dissolved the salt formation, creating a cavern which caused the land above to subside and create the sinkhole. Pan American, also known as Standard Oil, had been working in the area and had plugged the well

permanently, at least they thought they had. One Pan Am employee who regularly had worked around the well said in 1959, “Kinda gives you a creepy feeling to think about it.” The oil company put a chain link fence around the water so no one would get hurt. It has grown 100 feet since 1959 and is still growing. The Farm Service Center took elevation shots in 1992, and a survey taken by the same government agency in 2009 shows the land 400 yards away from the edge of the hole has subsided four feet since 1992, according to Panning. Despite its history, the area is quiet, and wildlife flock to what has become a pond. The Pannings once stocked the water with fish and water fowl, and the birds still inhabit the sinkhole. However, the water is salty and cannot be used for irrigation. Larry, a photo hobbyist, has hundred of slides, negatives, and is still fascinated with the sinkhole to this

day. He leads tours, has been on Hatteberg’s People, and gives talks. In addition, he is a photo hobbyist who has hundred of slides and negatives. Panning will be giving a presentation on this topic at the Kansas Water Congress conference in Great Bend on Aug.4. The site is located three miles east of the Ellinwood city limits. Other sinkholes Sinkholes in the state of Kansas are not uncommon, but in nearby Russell County, I-70 crosses two active sinkholes that were also caused by oil drilling These sinkholes have slowly and steadily pulled down the driving lanes since construction of the highway in the mid-1960’s and are the result of dissolution of a salt bed over 1300 feet below the surface. Oil drilling activity has allowed fresh water to pass through the salt, dissolving a volume of it and causing the overlying strata to sink. The two areas of interstate

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Ellinwood resident Larry Panning took this photo about three hours after the earth opened up on April 24, 1959, creating a sinkhole that continues to grow to this day. Panning has kept a visual record of the sinkhole, and it is registered with the Kansas Geographical Society.

have been regraded at significant cost, and efforts were made in 1986 to stop

the subsidence at one of the sinkholes, but the lanes continue to drop. Eventu-

ally, a nearby bridge will have to be replaced because of the subsidence.

City passes new policy for city employees on the record BY KAREN LA PIERRE

HOISINGTON — The Hoisington City Council voted Monday to modify the sick leave policy for city employees. At the discretion of the supervisor, an employee who uses more than five sick days in a year may be required to present a physician’s note to qualify for sick leave. City employees currently qualify for 14 sick days a year. “Ninety percent of our staff is very good about sick time, but it has been abused by some staff,” said City Manager Jonathan

Mitchell. In addition, employees must take a minimum of one hour of sick leave. Mitchell noted that some cities are going to Paid Time Off days which can be used for vacation or sick days, but generally with a reduction in the total number of days. In other business: •Dave Wondra was appointed as primary director and Bob Lowe as alternate director to the KMGA Board of Directors. • The council passed an ordinance authorizing the sale of general obligation bonds for the pharmacy.

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Election includes special LOB question for voters in USD 496 By JERRY BUXTON

In Tuesday’s primary election, voters in USD 496, Pawnee Heights, will adopt or reject a special question, relating to increasing the school district’s local option budget. Voters in the City of Burdett, Brown’s Grove Township, Sawmill Township and Shiley Township will vote on: Shall the following be adopted? Shall the Board of Education of Unified School District No.

496, Pawnee Heights, Pawnee County, Kansas, be authorized to increase its local option budget by an additional 1 percent of its state financial aid continuously and permanently for the purpose of using the additional local option budget authority for student instruction? Voters will vote “yes” or “no.” Locally, Leo V. Skelton faces no opposition in the Republican primary as he seeks the post of Ward Four Committeman from Larned. On the DEmocratic side,

Mildon Yeager seeks the post of Ward Fourcommiteeman, and his wife, Ida K. Yeager, is vying, unopposed as well, for committeewoman from that ward. Four men are seeking the GOP nomination to serve in the U.S. Senate: Jerry Moran, Todd Tiahrt, Tom Little and Robert (Bob) Londerholm. There are six GOP hopefuls seeking the nomination to take MOran’s place in the U.S. House: Tim Huelskamp, Tracey Mann, Rob Wasinger, Jim Barnett, Sue Boldra and Marck Cobb.

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For governor and lieutenant governor, there are two duos competing: Joan Heffington and Mark Holick, against Sam Brownback and Jeff Colyer. There are three Republican candidates for the nomination for secretary of state: Kris Kobach, J.R. Claeys and Elizabeth “Libby” Ensley. Derek Schmidt, a longtime state senator, and Ralph DeZago both seek the nomination for attorney general. Sandy Praeger, the incumbent commissioner of insurance, is facing

intraparty opposition Tuesday from David J. Powell. On the Democratic side, there are five hopefuls seeking the nomination for U.S. Senate: Charles Schollenberger, Patrick Wiesner, Robert A. Conroy, David Haley and Lisa Johnston. Chris Steineger seeks to unseat incumbent Chris Biggs in the race for the nomination for secretary of state. Many others are running for various offices without opposition on Tuesday.

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Pictured, from left, are Katie Higginbotham, second runner-up; Allison Blakely, 2009 Miss Fort Larned; Meredith Rogers, Miss Fort Larned 2010, and Thursday night’s first runner-up, Kristal Duft. See color photos of the pageant, and story, on page 1B .

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Good dogs — champions, in fact! Pictured at left are Kelly Rector and her Pug named “Fester,” Senior Showmanship Champion. At right are Roxey Foster and her Blue Heeler named “Charlie,” Senior Showmanship Reserve Champion. It took place at the 2010 Pawnee County 4-H Dog Show July 19 at Larned Community Center.

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Masters of ceremonies at the Miss Fort Larned 2010 Pageant Thursday night at Larned Community Center were Kathy Ratzlaff, at left, and Stan Aldrich.

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A Ukrainian dance was performed at the pageant Thursday night by Kateryna Chlumsky, at left, and Allison Blakely, the outgoing Miss Fort Larned 2009. The audience loved it. (More pageant coverage on page 1B of today’s Tribune.)

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is assisted off the field by trainers after injuring his right ankel area during an afternoon practice at Cowboys training camp Friday, July 30, in San Antonio. The injury was suffered when Bryant, who was trying to reach a pass intended for him, got tangled with cornerback Orlando Scandrick.

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Quinten Lawrence (14) catches a pass while covered by cornerback Javier Arenas (30) during practice at NFL football training camp Friday, July 30, in St. Joseph, Mo.

Chiefs unveil Hunt statue, start training camp KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — At the unveiling Friday of a nine-foot statute of Lamar Hunt, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell praised the founder of the AFL and Kansas City Chiefs as a humble leader and farsighted visionary who helped shape the modern game. “Lamar’s role in pro football history is unparalleled,” Goodell told several hundred invited guests as Hunt’s widow and four children sat on the stage behind him. “He was one of the finest men and innovators in the entire history of sports. His vision of the AFL 50 years ago transformed pro football from a regional sport to a national passion.” Hunt, who died in 2006, was the 27-year-old son of oil billionaire H.L. Hunt when he talked several other wealthy sportsmen into forming the AFL in 1959 and challenging the established National Football League. He had been rebuffed several times in an effort to buy an NFL team, so he decided to form his own league. After a rocky beginning, the new league became a huge success and finally forced a merger with the NFL. The Founder’s Plaza on the north side of the renovated Arrowhead Stadium is dedicated to Hunt and the AFL. Hunt, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, gave the Super Bowl its name and was the first to suggest the games be given Roman numerals. He also had the idea of naming the Super Bowl trophy after

coach Vince Lombardi. “Lamar looms large among all of Hall of Famers as a pioneer and a founding father and one of the most important architects in the history of our great game,” said Goodell. When he began his climb up the NFL power structure, Goodell was an assistant to Hunt. “I had the good fortune of working with Lamar as his assistant back in the league office for several years,” Goodell told the assembled guests, including many former players and local dignitaries. “His impression stays with me to this day. I think about what he would do in many of the circumstances and many of the decisions I have to make. He never lost sight of the game and the importance of keeping it strong and exciting for the fans. His spirit will always be a part of us.” The statue depicts Hunt as most fans remember him — coatless and wearing a plain shirt and tie with the sleeves rolled up. “He was a fan first and he always looked forward to spending time with Chiefs fans on Sunday,” said Clark Hunt, chairman of the Chiefs and the only family member who takes an active role in the club. “He made a habit of walking the parking lot on game days, crashing tailgate parties, taking pictures with fans and welcoming the Arrowhead faithful to the stadium that he loved so much.” The statue and Founder’s Plaza were added to the renovation project after

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Cowboys rookie receiver Dez Bryant could miss the rest of training camp after the first-round draft pick suffered a high right ankle sprain near the end of practice Friday. The team said he will be out four to six weeks. Bryant became entangled with cornerback Orlando Scandrick while trying to catch a pass that was thrown behind him on the next-tolast play of the day. It quickly became apparent that something was wrong. Bryant didn’t immediately get up, and when he finally did gingerly get to his feet while taking his helmet off, he took only a step before falling back to the turf. Bryant was reaching for his ankle and grimacing in obvious pain. Two trainers who checked on him helped him off the field. Though the Cowboys have an extended camp with five preseason games because of their game in Canton, Ohio, next weekend, the injury could keep Bryant from

playing until the regular season. The last preseason game is at home Sept. 2, which is five weeks away. The season opener is Sept. 12 at Washington. After Bryant had been evaluated by doctors, the team announced in a camp update more than two hours after practice that he would be out the extended time. Scandrick said right after practice that he initially thought Bryant was OK because the receiver “started to get up.” While Scandrick then said Bryant had tweaked an ankle a couple of days ago, coach Wade Phillips said the rookie receiver wasn’t being bothered by any ankle issues before practice Friday. Phillips said Scandrick did nothing wrong on the play that Bryant got hurt on while trying to catch a pass from backup quarterback Jon Kitna. “(Scandrick) made a play on the ball. That’s what we See Bryant, 11A

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NFL football commissioner Roger Goodell , foreground, appears near a statue, top, of Lamar Hunt at the dedication of the Founder’s Plaza at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Friday. The plaza, on the north side of the stadium, documents Hunt’s role as a founding member of the American Football League. The statue of Hunt, created by noted sculptor Bruce Wolfe, was unveiled by members of the Hunt family.

Hunt died. “Given his humble nature, my father would never have let us go to so much trouble on his behalf,” Clark Hunt said. “From the start, it was clear that we

had to have a space devoted to Lamar and it had to be available to all fans.” Later Friday, the Chiefs began training camp at their new facilities in St. Joseph, Mo.

The United States at indoor nationals Track and Field in the triple jump, and Cross Country giving her two AllCoaches AssociaAmerican honors tion (USTFCCCA) for the season. awarded FHSU Schmitz redshirted junior track and the outdoor season field athlete Darto have one full seacie Schmitz with son of indoor and one of its highest outdoor competiacademic honors tion in 2011. Schmitz on July 29. Schmitz Schmitz is an Art was named the (Graphic Design) 2010 USTFCCCA Division major at Fort Hays State II Indoor Field Scholar and currently carries a cuAthlete of the Year. This mulative GPA of 3.87. She comes on the heels of is a four-time performance earning CoSIDA/ESPN All-American (two-time The Magazine Academic indoor and two-time outAll-American First Team door) at Fort Hays State. honors in late June. Schmitz is a native of BaiSchmitz was the 2010 leyville, Kan., and competNCAA Division II Indoor ed for two years at Cloud Track and Field National County (Kan.) Community Champion in the long College before transferring jump. She finished second to Fort Hays State.


Yankees acquire Lance Berkman from Houston NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have completed their trade to acquire Lance Berkman from the Houston Astros. The World Series champions sent reliever Mark Melancon and minor league infielder Jimmy Paredes to Houston for the former All-Star first baseman, who

will become the Yankees’ designated hitter. Houston will pay $4 million as part of the deal. On Friday, New York obtained outfielder Austin Kearns from Cleveland for a player to be named or cash. Berkman didn’t play Friday night against Milwaukee, and

his Astros teammates said their goodbyes. A five-time All-Star, Berkman had full no-trade rights and his approval was necessary for a trade, accounting for the delay in its completion. “I’m from Texas. Heck, I played at Rice. This city is like the womb.

I feel very comfortable here. To think about the possibility of going anywhere else is kind of scary,” Berkman said Friday night. After the game, Astros rookie Chris Johnson embraced Berkman. “It’s really an odd feeling seeing

his locker cleaned out,” Johnson said. “He came up and jumped on my back and gave me a hug and said, ‘Keep up the good work’ and, ‘Good luck.’ It was weird.” To fill Berkman’s roster spot, the Astros selected the contract of first baseman Brett Wallace from See yankees, 11A

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Former Sterling College basketball player Jason Finister passes away Houston, Texas – Sterling College alumnus and former basketball player, Jason Finister, passed away on Thursday, July 29 in Houston, Texas at the age of 24. Finister graduated from Sterling College in December of 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Theatre Arts with a Communications Emphasis. At the time of his death, Finister was an assistant men’s basketball coach at Tomball College in Tomball, Texas. During the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 season, Finister played basketball for the Sterling College Warriors varsity team. While playing for the Warriors,

Finister averaged 2.56 points per game while appearing in 40 games. Head Men’s Basketball Coach Dean Jaderston remembers Finister’s time on campus fondly. “We will all miss Fin. He was the player that everyone liked and connected with. He played through sickness and injury and never complained. I can still hear his laugh and that deep voice of his.” “One memory stands out…we put in an out-ofbounds play for him. When he got the ball, it was “Fin Time”! We loved “Fin Time” and we loved Jason. We will miss him greatly.” While on campus, Jason

made an impact not just on the basketball court, but on the Sterling College community through his faith and devotion to Jesus Christ. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Jason will be missed by all of those who knew and loved him, including the Sterling College community. Funeral arrangements have been made for Jason at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 7 with a viewing at 9:00 a.m.

Women’s Track and Field athletes earn All-Academic Team Honors Five Fort Hays State women’s track and field athletes earned All-Academic Team honors from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The athletes earning the distinction include Amie Algrim, Carissa Heim, Kelsey Martin, Darcie Schmitz, and Morgan Witzel. Algrim, a junior from Garden City, Kan., competes in both cross country and track and field for the Tigers. She broke the outdoor 3000-meter steeplechase this year with a time of 11:12.15 at the MIAA Championships. She carries a 3.34 GPA as a chemistry major. Heim, a junior from Hoxie, Kan., is a multi-event athlete for the Tigers. She was the team’s top performer in the heptathlon in 2010. She carries a 3.77 GPA as a political science major. Martin, a junior from Holcomb, Kan., is one of the top jumpers and hurdlers for FHSU. She qualified for both indoor and outdoor nationals in the long jump. She was one of only five FHSU athletes to earn the MIAA Academic Excellence award for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 4.0. She is majoring in speech-language pathology.

Schmitz, a junior from Baileyville, Kan., adds this honor to her growing list of academic honors in 2010. She was tabbed as the Division II Indoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year. Schmitz was the national champion in the indoor long jump and national runnerup in the indoor triple jump. She carries a 3.87 GPA as an art (graphic design) major. Witzel, a sophomore from Burlington, Colo., is the top high jumper for Fort Hays State. She was a national qualifier in the event for the indoor and outdoor seasons. She earned All-American honors with a sixthplace finish at the outdoor championships. She carries a 3.72 GPA as a business management major. All five of these athletes return for Fort Hays State next season. To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the studentathlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and met either the NCAA Division II Indoor automatic or provisional qualifying standard or participated in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships (including preliminary rounds) in their respective event.

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6:30 p.m. FOXSM Kansas Jayhawks vs. Missouri Tigers from Arrowhead Stadium, KansasCity, Mo., Replay MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB New York 65 37 .637 — Tampa Bay 64 38 .627 1 Boston 58 45 .563 7½ Toronto 54 49 .524 11½ Baltimore 32 71 .311 33½ Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 58 44 .569 — Minnesota 57 46 .553 1½

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NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 59 43 .578 — Philadelphia 56 47 .544 3½ New York 52 51 .505 7½ Florida 52 51 .505 7½ Washington 45 58 .437 14½ Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 57 46 .553 —

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Broncos’ banged-up offensive line a mystery ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos rookie offensive lineman Zane Beadles doesn’t want to be pigeonholed into one position. So, he’s brushing up on blocking schemes and formations at guard and center to go with his skills at left tackle. That versatility could come in handy for a Broncos team whose pocket of protection has been plagued by injuries and exits. The Broncos had trouble maintaining a cohesive front last season, losing right tackle Ryan Harris to a toe injury midway through the season. Later, left guard Russ Hochstein tore a knee ligament and was placed on injured reserve. In the offseason, center Casey Wiegmann returned to Kansas City and All-Pro

left tackle Ryan Clady underwent surgery after tearing his left patellar tendon while playing hoops. Now, the Broncos are trying to piece the parts back together. Coach Josh McDaniels attempted to fortify the offensive line in the draft, taking versatile linemen who could play a multitude of spots. There’s Beadles, a secondround pick out of Utah who’s in the running to play guard, center and both tackle positions, along with third-round pick J.D. Walton, a center out of Baylor who may see time at guard. Denver also took Eric Olsen in the sixth round, a Notre Dame product who can play either guard or center. Although the final wall of security for quarterback Kyle Orton & Co. is still being ironed out, there are

some mainstays in place heading into the official start of training camp Sunday. Right guard Chris Kuper signed a six-year deal in June, and Tyler Polumbus remains an option after filling in for Harris when he went down at midseason. Second-year guard/center Seth Olsen and newcomer D’Anthony Batiste also could figure into the equation. For now, though, the offensive line is in a state of flux, especially until the return of Clady, who’s currently on the non-football injury list until he’s able to pass a physical. The Broncos are hopeful he’ll be back by the start of the season in September. Even McDaniels is unsure of what his line will resemble in training camp. Sure, Harris and Kuper will

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Denver Broncos guard Zane Beadles, left, works out with other linemen during NFL football training camp at the team’s facility in Englewood, Colo., on Wednesday, July 28. Beadles doesn’t want to be pigeonholed into one position. So, he’s brushing up on blocking schemes and formations at guard and center to go with his skills at left tackle. Pictured from left are Zane Beadles, Eric Olsen, J.D. Walton and Paul Duncan.

be on the right side, and Polumbus somewhere on the left. It’s a mystery after that, especially at center, with Walton the likely opening option.

“We’re going to move some people in and out at center and left guard,” McDaniels explained. “I don’t want to declare anything at this point, in terms of who will be there and who won’t.

You’re going to see a lot of different bodies.” That’s why Beadles is diligently studying as many positions as possible, seeing that as a way to get on the field even faster.

Cards get Westbrook from Tribe, send Ludwick to SD TORONTO (AP) — The NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals were the prime players in a threeteam trade Saturday, getting pitcher Jake Westbrook from Cleveland and sending outfielder Ryan Ludwick to NL West-leading San Diego. “I’m excited to go to a club that’s contending for a playoff spot and pitch in some meaningful ballgames,” Westbrook said. “That’s why you play the game, to get a chance to play in the playoffs and I look forward to doing that.” Westbrook was scratched from his start in Toronto and headed for a flight to St. Louis. He said he was sad to leave Cleveland, his major league home since 2001. “It’s tough because this is all I’ve known other than about a week in the big leagues with the Yankees,” he said. The deal was announced about three hours before the non-waiver trading deadline. “Anytime you’re trading a veteran guy at this point in the year it’s a difficult thing to do,” Indians assistant general manager Chris Antonetti said. “With Jake it’s

even more difficult because his contributions on the field for almost a decade or longer. This guy epitomizes professionalism. I’m not sure there’s a classier act anywhere in baseball.” Antonetti said the Indians sent cash to St. Louis and San Diego, adding that Westbrook agreed to “adjust” a $2-million trade bonus to ensure the deal went through. “He worked with us to be able to make it work,” Antonetti said. Westbrook is eligible for free agency following the season. Josh Tomlin started in his place against the Blue Jays. “I was just hanging out, waiting to hear the final work,” Westbrook said. A 2004 All-Star, the 32-year-old righty was 6-7 with a 4.65 ERA in 21 starts this year. He is 69-71 overall in 10 major league seasons. The Cardinals had been trying to boost their rotation. Kyle Lohse and Brad Penny have been out with injuries and Jeff Suppan, signed in midseason, has not been able to regain his form. The 32-year-old Ludwick broke into the majors with

Texas in 2002, and became an everyday player when he joined the Cardinals. He’s a career .272 hitter whose best season came in 2008, when he hit 37 homers and had 113 RBIs and was an All-Star. Ludwick has better offensive numbers than any of San Diego’s current outfielders. He has played the bulk of his career in right and center. He’s expected to report on Sunday. This is San Diego’s second trade in two days. The Padres acquired shortstop Miguel Tejada on Thursday from the Baltimore Orioles for a Double-A pitcher. Ludwick hit .281 with 11 home runs and 43 RBIs this season. He was eligible for free agency after this season and the Cardinals already have a number of high-priced players such as Albert Pujols, Matt Holliday, Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright. Plus, rookie outfielder Jon Jay has had a huge July, hitting over .400. “We’ve been looking for a quality starting pitcher to add to our rotation for some time,” Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said in a statement. “Westbrook is someone

we’ve had our eyes on for a good period of time.” “We also want to wish Ryan Ludwick all the best with the Padres. He did an outstanding job for us over the past 3½ seasons,” he said. Minus Ludwick, the Cardinals’ outfield has Holliday in left, Colby Rasmus in center and Jay in right. Randy Winn is a backup outfielder and Felipe Lopez could be used out there, too, when third baseman David Freese returns, presumably next week. St. Louis also acquired

left-hander Nick Greenwood from San Diego. The 22-year-old Greenwood was 4-4 with a 4.15 ERA at Class A Fort Wayne. The Indians got DoubleA pitcher Corey Kluber from San Diego. The 24-year-old righty was 6-6 with a 3.45 ERA at DoubleA and led the Texas League in strikeouts. Antonetti said Kluber will be assigned to DoubleA Akron. “He has an above average fastball with a plus breaking ball,” Antonetti said.

“He has the ability to miss bats. He gives us another upper-level major league starter that hopefully can be part of our rotation at some point down the road.” Cleveland recalled outfielder Jordan Brown from Triple-A Columbus. The 26-year-old Brown was hitting .309 with 63 RBIs in the minors. “We certainly don’t like doing these deals,” Antonetti said. “We want to be on the other end of them. That’s what we’re working towards.”

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bryant, from page 9A expect,” Phillips said. “The ball was thrown behind the guy.” The Cowboys have two practices scheduled Saturday and two more Sunday, a week before their preseason opener against Cincinnati as part of Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend. Bryant impressed on the field the first seven days of training camp, making routine and spectacular catches in individual and team drills. He has also has been returning kicks, but now will get an unwanted break. Dallas was already without the other of its top three draft picks. Linebacker Sean Lee, the second-round pick, has been out the past few days with a quadriceps strain but hopes to return this weekend. Safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, the fourth-round pick, hasn’t practiced at camp because of a hamstring injury while coming back from offseason shoulder surgery. “You don’t like to see them out. If it happens, you have

to deal with it,” Phillips said. “The rest of the receivers, we’ve got to step up,” receiver Patrick Crayton said about Bryant’s injury even before the extent of it was known. “You never want any teammate, especially a receiver, to get hurt.” Crayton was given permission to seek a trade and then skipped most voluntary offseason workouts after the Cowboys drafted Bryant 24th overall in April. But Crayton was at all mandatory workouts this summer and has worked hard as always during camp. Bryant was limited to only three games at Oklahoma State last season because of his NCAA suspension for lying to investigators about a meeting with former Cowboys star Deion Sanders. But Dallas traded up three spots to get Bryant. Before getting hurt during the 10th practice session, everything had been good on the field for Bryant during camp. “We do have an extra

week, which (Bryant) has taken advantage of, being here and learning all those things,” Phillips said. “He’s actually done real well as far as assignments are concerned.” The only hiccup at camp had been Bryant’s refusal to carry veteran teammate Roy Williams’ shoulder pads after practice last Sunday. Bryant said then that he was drafted to play football and not carry another player’s gear. But two days later, after the story spread quickly and widely, Bryant said he was unaware of the rookie ritual and that everything was OK with Williams and the rest of his teammates. Bryant said had no problem with another rookie ritual of paying for meals. Bryant arrived before the start of training camp after becoming the first of the NFL’s first-round picks to agree to a contract. He got a five-year deal that guarantees him at least $8.3 million.

Triple-A Round Rock. The 34-year-old Berkman is hitting .245 with 13 homers and 49 RBIs. He has 60 walks and 70 strikeouts in 298 at-bats. “I think it would be good for him,” said pitcher Roy Oswalt, traded from Houston to Philadelphia earlier in the week. “Sometimes you get a change of scenery — turns you all the way around. Sometimes you get in a rut of doing the same thing over and over again.” Berkman said Astros general manager Ed Wade discussed the possibility of a trade with him. “He approached me two days ago with a list of probably eight teams that had expressed some interest. There were four yeas and four nays. There were some that were just no possibility,” Berkman said. “In one way, it’s good if there are teams that still want me to play for them. That makes me feel pretty good, particular in a down season,” Berkman said. “I still have confidence that I could play at a high level. It’s a good feeling to hear these trade rumors. Obviously, these scouts from other teams feel that same way or else I wouldn’t be in the conversation.” Berkman fills the DH slot originally intended for Nick Johnson, who returned to the Yankees during the offseason. The brittle Johnson has been on the disabled list since May 8 with a right wrist injury that required surgery.

Berkman, last an All-Star in 2008, is making $14.5 million this year. His contract includes a team option for 2011 at $15 million with a $2 million buyout. Of the slightly more than $7.15 million remaining on the contract, the Yankees will pay $3,150,273. “You don’t always get to pick how you leave an organization,” Berkman said. “If and when it comes time to move on, I’ll do it with as much grace as I can muster.” Kearns left Cleveland’s game on Friday night at Toronto in the seventh inning. The former first-round draft pick is hitting .272 with eight homers and 42 RBIs. “A corner outfielder that gives us depth and experience,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “A right-handed bat that has power. We can use him a lot of different ways. It will give me a chance to rest our left-handed guys.” Kearns was to join the Yankees on Saturday. “That’s great,” Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira said. “Two quality guys. I know both of them real well. They’re both great guys. It’s going to be good for the clubhouse.” Kearns was looking forward to playing in Yankee Stadium. “Whether you’re on the home or visiting team, it’s fun. You’ve got a packed house and you know you’re playing on a winner,” he said. “You can’t ask for anything more.”

sports briefs In the Lane with Danny Manning LAWRENCE, Kan. - Kansas assistant men’s basketball coach Danny Manning will host “In the Lane with Danny Manning,” a charity bowling tournament, on Sunday, August 15 at Royal Crest Lanes (933 Iowa Street in Lawrence). Proceeds from the event will benefit the Lawrence Community Shelter, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Children’s Miracle Network. “I am excited to be able help these organizations in our community with this event,” Manning said. “This will be a fun for all involved and is a great way to raise money for these charities.” The cost per ticket is $75 and includes open bowling with Manning and other KU stars, a photo with Manning, an autographed item and a swag bag. There will also be a silent auction that will include a private dinner with Manning, a private basketball lesson for up t <<Danny Manning.jpg>> o 10 youth, autographed KU items and much more. “In the Lane with Danny Manning” will run from 6- 8:30 p.m. on August 15. Register for the event at DannyManning. org.

MIAA Extends Invitations to Central Oklahoma, Northeastern State KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Official invitations to join the MIAA have been extended to the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) and Northeastern State University (NSU), the conference office announced Thursday. UCO and NSU are both currently members of the Lone Star Conference. “The MIAA is excited about the prospects of expansion,” MIAA CEO Council Chair Dr. Pat Taylor said. “Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State are two terrific universities, and they would be great additions to the league.” The University of Central Oklahoma, located in Edmond, Okla., offers 14 sports – baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s golf, women’s rowing, women’s soccer, softball, women’s tennis, women’s volleyball, women’s track & field and men’s wrestling. UCO has an enrollment of nearly 16,000 students. Northeastern State University fields 10 sports – baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, football, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball and women’s tennis. NSU’s main campus is located in Tahlequah, Okla., and the university also has two other campuses in Muskogee and Broken Arrow. NSU has an all-campus enrollment of nearly 10,000 students. If UCO and NSU accept the invitations to join the MIAA, work will begin in the next few weeks on timelines and transition issues. The MIAA is also in the process of considering an application submitted by Lindenwood University, located in St. Charles, Mo. The MIAA CEO Council voted in June to actively pursue expansion to 16 conference members.



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voting, from page 1A Claflin, Pawnee Rock and other Barton County towns will vote at the locations assigned for their townships. Township voting places include: Albion, Eureka, North Homestead and South Homestead townships — Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Road, Hoisington, Arts and Crafts Room, northeast side entrance. Beaver, Cleveland and Union townships — Beaver Fire Station, 588 First Avenue, Beaver. Buffalo and Liberty townships — Faith Com-

munity Church Family Center, 293 West Barton County Road, south entrance. Cheyenne, Independent and Logan townships — Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 110 E. Williamson, Claflin. Clarence and WalnutAlbert townships — Albert City Building, 2006 Main Street, Albert. Comanche and Lakin townships — St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. Second, Ellinwood. Fairview, Grant and Wheatland townships —

Galatia Fire Station, 503 Main Street, Galatia. Great Bend Township A — Barton County Community College Science & Math Building. Great Bend Township B and South Bend Township — Barton County Historical Society , 85 S. U.S. 281, Great Bend. Pawnee Rock Township — Pawnee Rock Depot, 410 Centre Street, Pawnee Rock. Walnut–Olmitz Township — Knights of Columbus Hall, 209 Main Street, Olmitz.

united, from page 1A Diamonds event at the Highland Hotel and Convention Center. But she is hitting the ground running. Over and over again, she praised the efforts of her Board of Directors that has been there to help her make the transition. “The board is amazing.” She also feels blessed by the community as a whole. “Everybody is so willing to give up their time.” Smith and her husband Mark farm west of Great Bend, and have lived in the community for 25 years. Their two children, Pete and Olivia, are in college. “You get to the point in your life when you want to give back,” she said. She reached this point after operating the Basket Case Express in Great Bend for several years and being in on the ground floor in developing what is now Great Bend Regional Hospital. But, after all these years living in the area, “I didn’t realize how much United Way does for the community.” And, she’s sure she’s not alone. “I think the public needs to be educated.” For example, United Way of Barton County serves 19 agencies that are reliant on the funds they get. What’s more, 90 percent of what is raised stays in the county. With the theme “Live United,” the goal

for the 2011 campaign is $225,000, down from $250,000 last year, said Steve Kummer, board treasurer. Although the drive has come up short of its goal in the last couple years, enough has been raised to fund the agencies. UWBC usually allocates about $200,000 for entities it helps, then has to fund its budget. Smith is new to the job, but Kummer said, is learning the ropes this time around. “Next year, she’ll be ready to take off and go.” But Smith is already eyeing the future.. “There is a lot of potential,” Smith said. “There are a lot of possibilities.” She would like to get more children and students involved. “They need to learn (about charity) early.” Smith earned her associate’s degree from Barton Community College and her business degree from Wichita State University. Smith likes a quote from World War II-era British Prime Minister Winston Churchill — “You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” “I am excited to make a difference,” Smith said. To contact United Way of Barton County, visit the office at 1125 Williams in Great Bend or call 620-792-2401.

Agencies served by the United Way of Barton County include: • The American Red Cross • Barton County Youth Care • Barton County Young Men’s Organization • Big Brothers/Big Sisters • Boy Scouts of America • Catholic Social Services • Central Kansas CASA, Inc. • ElderCare • Ellinwood Heritage Center • Family Crisis Center • Girl Scouts of Central Kansas • Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice • Great Bend Children’s Learning Center • Meals on Wheels • Ourselves and Our Families (Coalition for the Prevention of Child Abuse) • RSVP • Salvation Army • Teen Court • United Cerebral Palsy

intersection, with Keeler’s truck hitting the right front side of the other truck. Keeler and Tranthan were both ejected as that truck rolled, landing on its top, with Keeler pinned under the roof. They were not wearing seat belts. Crone’s truck came to rest on the northeast side of the road. The KHP reports he was injured as well, but Schmeidler said the driver and a passenger in the Honda — not mentioned on the initial KHP post — both refused treatment at the scene. Crone was wearing a seat belt. SW 50 Ave., commonly known at Radium Road, crosses the Arkansas River and would normally have been the first choice for responders from Fire Station 2 on the west side of Great Bend. Fire Station 1, at 1205 Williams St., sent its ambulance south on U.S. 281 to cross the river. Schmeidler said Fire Station 2 also responded and had to use the alternate route as well. He did not know how much longer this took the responders. Plotting both routes on Google maps shows the trip from Fire Station 2, with the Radium Bridge open, would take 15

to 20 minutes, and the trip from Fire Station 1, using U.S. 281, would take 18 to 20 minutes. The trip across town for Fire Station 2 would take about five minutes.

Radium Bridge The Barton County Commission had discussed the Radium Road bridge last Monday, taking steps to repair the county’s western-most bridge across the Ark River as soon as possible. Steel pins and hangers on the bridge have failed, making it unsafe. County Administrator Richard Boeckman said at that meeting that he hoped to have bid packets mailed to construction firms last week, so that repairs could begin as soon as possible. He said work could probably not start before September. Commissioners have wanted this bridge repaired before the fall harvest. The Ellinwood bridge, which crosses the Arkansas River south of Ellinwood, was built using a construction method similar to the Radium Road bridge, and is also a concern. It is still open, but limited to one lane of traffic at this time.

Who will be the next judge at ‘Idol’? NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t call it “American Idol.” Call it “Extreme Makeover: ‘Idol’ Edition.” The composition of the “Idol” judges’ panel seems to be changing by the minute, in flux like a lunch counter during the noon rush. Everyone but Larry King and Kate Gosselin is rumored as a candidate to replace tart-tongued Simon Cowell (out the door to create his own talent competition), Ellen DeGeneres and who knows who else. The only guarantees left on “Idol” are off-key contestants, host Ryan Seacrest (peerless as a combination maitre d’ and traffic cop), and all those conspicuous glasses of Coke. Even the ratings — while still gigantic — are no longer on the upswing. The audience for “Idol” has lately been sliding, which, of course, is what the makeover is meant to arrest. So who will actually populate the judge’s panel when

“Idol” returns on Fox for its 10th season next January? An abrupt announcement went out Thursday that DeGeneres was calling it quits. This, after Fox had breathlessly announced signing the popular comedian-talk show host last October to replace dizzy Paula Abdul, a charter “Idol” judge who is planning yet another talent tourney. “Idol” wasn’t “the right fit,” DeGeneres explained, while reports surfaced that singer-dancer-actor Jennifer Lopez is game to see if “Idol” fits her. Meanwhile, other reports proposed that time had run out for singer-songwriter Kara DioGuardi. Brought on board two seasons ago when the panel of judges was expanded from three to four, she has always seemed no more knowledgeable than she is expendable. (If these were the Marx Brothers, she would be Chico.) No word on the prospects for affably bland Randy (“dawwwg!”) Jackson, who

is currently the only remaining original. Who knows? Maybe “Idol” producers will decide to go another way and replace him with Mel Gibson. But seriously, folks: Other names that continue to be bandied about include pillow-lipped Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler and indomitable rocker (and “Celebrity Apprentice” champ) Bret Michaels. But wait, there’s more! Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson, Elton John, Chris Isaak, Howard Stern and Harry Connick Jr. — they’ve all been mentioned, too. Adding to the uncertainty: It is far from clear whether Fox will retain a four-member panel, or trim the number back to three. (Or, as a move to restore some of the show’s diminished authority, “Idol” producers might opt to further boost the number of judges to nine, mirroring the U.S. Supreme Court. You heard that here first.)

city, from page 1A the budget document. Reductions include: • Water — 2010, $1,901,000; 2011, $1,609,000. • Convention and Tourism — 2010, $210,000; 2011, $205,000. And there are funds that will remain unchanged

from one budget year to the next, including: • Water Park — $185,000 each year. • Airport self-fueling — $1,000,000 each year. • Airport — $106,000 each year. Due to the tax increase, the council will also have

to approve a property tax ordinance, in addition to officially adopting the budget. Those actions will be part of the regular council meeting, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the city building. The budget hearing will open at 7 p.m.


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Story and photos by Jerry Buxton

Miss Fort Larned 2010, Meredith Rogers, in the evening gown portion of the program.

Meredith Rogers, right of center, takes a stroll with the outgoing 2009 Miss Fort Larned, Allison Blakely, moments after being crowned Miss Fort Larned for 2010.

A ‘happy night’ for all


eredith Rogers was crowned Miss Fort Larned 2010 Thursday night after competing with six other young women in the MFL Pageant at Larned Community Center. She’s the daughter of Scott and Julie Rogers of Larned and will be a junior at Larned High School later this month. Kristal Duft was first runner-up and Katie HIgginbotham was second runner-up. They are a junior and a senior, respectively, at LHS. The sounds of the original hit recordings of “Rockin’ Robin” and “All Shook Up,” among others, greeted a cheerful audience as they awaited the pageant’s start. Kathy Ratzlaff of Larned and Stan Aldrich of Garfield were the emcees. Rogers’s talent presentation was a pointe dance. The 105-minute show opened with a lively ensemble dance to the theme of “Happy Days,” the long-ago sitcom that celebrated the 1950s. The seven contestants, as many “litle princesses” and “The Fonz” took part in this energetic number. The “agenda” for the program featured meeting the seven contestants, personal

The “whole gang” of contestants and Little Princesses is pictured. The young princesses ones are Destiny, Allyson, Devri, Breannan, Cheyenne, Shaylyn and Erin. Contestants are, from left, Katie Higginbotham, Kristal Duft, Maris Delgadillo, 2009 Miss Fort Larned Allison Blakely (not a contestant), 2010 Miss Fort Larned Meredith Rogers, Courtney Towery, Bailey Kile and Kylie Perez.

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Lonnie D. and Alberta M. Wright will celebrate their 65th anniversary on Aug. 5. Lonnie D. Wright and Alberta M. Fleske were united in marriage on Aug. 5, 1945, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Albert. Alberta was born in the house they now live in. It is the homestead of her grandparents, Stone Bridge farm in Albert. She attended Great Bend High School and Kansas State University. Lonnie was born in Cuthan, Texas. He attended high school in North Platte, Neb. He joined the Army Air Force and fought one year in the South Pacific. He is a Pearl Harbor survivor. He received a Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Air Medal and six other Campaign Ribbons. He founded and ran the Great Bend Air Base Gunnery School. After their marriage the couple moved to Alaska for 10 years where Albert worked for the Department of the Army in Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, and they enjoyed hunting and fishing. They moved back to Kansas to the Stone Bridge Farm where Albert retired

Lindsey Shellenberger and Christopher Koochel were united in marriage on Jan. 23 at the First United Methodist Church in Scott City in a doublering ceremony officiated by Dennis Carter. Parents of the bride are Rohn and Traci Shellenberger of Scott City and Patrick and Jillane Koochel of Great Bend. Grandparents of the bride are Ken and Bonnie Kysar of Lakin and Bill Shellenberger of Medicine Lodge. Grandparents of the groom are Alex and Twila Herrman of La Crosse and Florine Meister of Great Bend. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory, Maggie Sottero, A-line gown with sweetheart neckline and lace-up closure. Empress taffeta wraps across the lace-embellished bodice creating an asymmetrical waist. The back of the gown pulled at the side hip, creating an asymmetrical train. Her headpiece was a white magnolia with an ivory veil with crystal edging. She carried a handtied bouquet of red roses, purple calla lilies and red orchids. Maid of honor was Michelle Berry of Overland Park. Matron of honor was Katie Koester of Overland Park. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Tuttle of Sidney, Neb., Katie Gross of Lenexa and Stephanie Woolfolk of Satanta. Best man was Ethan Koochel of Great Bend. Best man was Kiel Mangus of Wichita. Groomsmen were Jeff Brady of Clearwater, and Mike Pick and Chris Gamm, both of Omaha, Neb. Ushers were Matthew Shellenberger of Canyon, Texas, Jordan Duff of Garden City, Nathan Weigel of La Crosse and Aaron Koochel of Salina. Flower girl was Brooke

Loyd and Irma Kimble of Auburn announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Arin Kimble, to Austin David Jonas, son of Shawn and Janet Jonas of Hoisington. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Maxine Kimble of Joplin, Mo., the late Loyd and Gloria Kimble Sr., and the late Roy and Lura Hillebert. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Thomas and Darleen Demel, and Helen Jonas, all of Hoisington, and the late Alfred Jonas. Great-grandmother of the prospective groom is Velma Graves of Hoisington. The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Washburn Rural High School. She graduated in 2008 from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. She is employed by Altec Industries Inc. in St. Joseph, Mo., as a manufacturing engineer. The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Hoising-

Lonnie and Alberta Wright as a farmer and stockman. The couple has two children, Dr. Alvin J. Wright and wife Cindy of Puyallup, Wash., and John Wright and wife Pam of Castle Rock, Colo.; five grandchildren, Jennifer and Rob Allen of Carlsbad, Colo., David and Lenka Wright of Abilene, Texas, Jeffrey and Erica Wright of Belleview, Wash., and Amy and Mark Aries and Jonathon Wright, all of Castle Rock, Colo.; and four great-grandchildren, Tabitha Wright of Abilene, twins, Kaiya and Aspen Aries, and Addison Abby, all of Castle Rock, Colo.

Koch 35th Kurtis and Debbie Koch will celebrate their 35th anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 8 with an open house at the Great Bend Recreation building at 1214 Stone. Friends and family are invited. Hosts for the event will be their children. The couple was married on Aug. 2, 1975, at St. Mary’s Aleppo near Garden Plain. Kurtis is employed by USD 428 as a band instructor. Debbie is employed by the Great Bend Recreation Commission and by Central Kansas Christian Academy. They have two sons, Nathan of Austin, Texas, and Matthew of Great Bend.

Kurtis and Debbie Koch The couple request no gifts.

Canfield 50th Jim and Lee Canfield will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 13 with their family. James Canfield and Leona Wondra were united in marriage on Aug. 13, 1960, in Great Bend. Jim is the retired general manager of Kansas Tractor Parts. Lee is a retired customer service representative of Mobilfone/Alltel. The couple has three children, Sandra and Doug Branham of Great Bend, Scott and Julie Canfield of Gardner and Marla Canfield and Craig Schulte of Wichita; and four grandchildren, Derek Branham, Cody Branham, Hallee Canfield and AJ Canfield. Cards may be sent to them

Reed 50th Ron and Pearl Reed of Hoisington will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a family gathering in Kansas City. Ron Reed and Pearl Hutchison were married on Aug. 14, 1960, in Guymon, Okla. Ron taught government and driver’s education in Oklahoma, Missouri, Haviland, Conway Springs and Hoisington for 40 years. He coached basketball and track for 25 years. Pearl worked as the city clerk in Mountain Grove, Mo., for two years and at the Clara Barton Hospital for 22 years. They are both retired. The couple has three children, Kelly and Shelli Reed of Haysville, Stacy and Debbie Reed of Burlington and Kristine and Greg Ritter of Centennial, Colo.; and five grandchildren, Seth and Kale Reed of Haysville, Lacie and Tyrel Reed of Lawrence and Leif Ritter of Centennial, Colo. Cards may be sent to the couple at 419 N. Maple St., Hoisington, KS 67544.


Callie Jo Thompson and Craig Allen Rector were united in marriage on June 11 at Mid-American AllIndian Center in Wichita in a double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Mike Williams. Parents of the bride are Jalayne Thompson Weigand, Thomas Sims and Daniel Fellows, all of Wichita. Parents of the groom are Dennis and Trina Rector of Great Bend. The bride was given in marriage by Thomas Sims and Daniel Fellows. Maid of honor was Emily Weigand, sister of the bride, of Wichita. BridesJim and Lee Canfield maids were Lexi Garcia and Audra Van Sickle, at 1930 McKinney Drive, both of Wichita, and Kim Murphy, sister of the Great Bend, KS 67530. groom, and McKay Murphy, niece of the groom, both of Olathe. Best man was Nathan Peck of Manhattan. Groomsmen were Scott Manning, Matt Delong, Dave Jacobs and Dylan Fellows, brother of the bride, all of Wichita. Flower girls were Ashtyn McRae Rector, daughter of the couple, of Wichita, and Josie Kate Murphy, niece of the groom, of Olathe. Ringbearers were Taggart Murphy and Gunner Murphy, both nephews of the groom, and both of Olathe. The bride is a 2008

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Lyndsey and Christopher Koochel Herrman of La Crosse. Ring bearer was Henry Eggers of Wichita. Candlelighters were Brett Herrman of LaCrosse and Julianne Snyder of Lyons. Soloist was Kelly Maze of Omaha, Neb. Pianist was Beth Hess of Scott City. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Scott Community High School. She graduated from Kansas State University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Life Science. In 2009 she graduated from Wichita State University with a master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies. She is employed as a pediatric physician assistant at Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Lawrence. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Great Bend High School. He graduated from Kansas State University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Science and Management. In May 2009 he received his commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. He was activated with the Kansas National Guard in May 2010 and is currently stationed at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Africa. The couple reside in Lawrence.

ton High School. He graduated from Kansas State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is employed by Altec Industries Inc. in St. Joseph, Mo., as a manufacturing engineer. The wedding is planned for Aug. 28 at Saint Francis Xavier Church in St. Joseph, Mo.

Bartel — Glynn John and Velda Bartel of Pierre, S.D., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey Bartel, to Garrett Glynn, son of Robert and Jenny Glenn of Great Bend. The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of T.F. Riggs High School. She is employed by Verizon Wireless in Great Bend as the manager. The prospective groom is a 2004 graduate of Great Bend High School. He is employed by Vision Inc. in Great Bend at a driver. The wedding is planned for Aug. 7 at the First United Methodist Church in Great Bend.

Kelsey Bartel and Garret Glynn

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Wade and Dianne Morris of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Shayla Morris, to Kody Cook, son of Darrin and Marlene Cook of Great Bend. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Stewart and Virginia Hammond of Marion, Bobby Morris of Bambridge, Ga., and Marcie Suchy of Great Bend and the late Al Suchy. The prospective groom is the grandson of Alvin and Martha Haberman of Great Bend and Patricia and Donald Cook of Hoisington. The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Hoisington High School. She is attending Fort Hays State University majoring in nursing. She will graduate in May 2011. The prospective groom Callie and is a 2007 graduate of HoisCraig Rector ington High School. He is attending Fort Hays graduate of Maize High State University majoring School. She is currently in K-12 physical educaattending Butler Commu- tion and coaching. He will nity College. graduate in May 2011. The groom is a 2000 graduate of Great Bend High School. He attended Barton Community College. He is employed by Simplex Grinnell as a Fire Alarm Technician in The next deadline for engageWichita. ments, weddings, anniversaries, The couple reside in births, birthdays, club news, Wichita. menus, columnists, reunions and miscellaneous items to be printed in the Weekend Edition is Friday. Glass & Gifts Information received on or before 1117 Williams 792-2536 August 13 will appear in the August 22 Sunday Weekend BRIDAL REGISTRY Edition of the Tribune. Forms are available at the Danielle Tatman Tribune. Completed typed or Scott Delgadillo legibly printed forms should be August 7 returned with a daytime phone Mindy Gardner number for contact in the event Eugene Williams there are any questions. September 25 There is a $10 charge for Danielle Bullard engagements, weddings, anniverJoshia Hunter saries, births and birthday October 9 announcements. Weddings with more informaLizzy Beisel tion then the standard format Chad Friess will have a fee of $25. October 23 The Tribune reserves the right to edit any information to meet LENOX – DENBY – MIKASA our format and guidelines. NORITAKE – DANSK – ONEIDA

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Club Calendar Senior Activities Monday


Birthdays and Anniversaries — noon, Senior Center

Great Bend Optimist — noon at the Highland Hotel North Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary Club — noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Order of Eastern Star Great Bend #226 — 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Hoisington


Noon Lions Club — noon at the Highland Hotel Pilot Club — noon at The Club at StoneRidgebusiness meeting


Madalyn Rose Scheffe Jamie and Marcy Scheffe of Andover announce the birth of their daughter Madalyn Rose Scheffe on June 23 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. She weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 in. long. Grandparents are Steve

and Marilyn Dunham of Great Bend, Lorna Nutt of Longview, Texas, and Clyde Scheffe Jr., of Marienthal. Great-grandparents are Emma Klima of Great Bend, Clyde and Inella Scheffe of Marienthal and Luella Fose of WaKeeney.

Reunion Deckert The annual Deckert, Irion, Holmes family reunion, descendants of William and Rose Baldwin who settled in Pawnee County in the late 1800’s, was held on July 18 at the Garfield Community Center. Family members are from the three Baldwin daughters, Ethel Deckert, Clara Irion and Bessie Holmes. The reunion has been held annually on the third Sunday of July since the late 1940’s. Clarabel Price Rohr is the only surviving grandchild of 17 grandchildren. In attendance were Clarabel Price Rohr and Ken-

Golden Belt Amateur Radio Club — 7:30 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church Golden Belt Woodcarvers — 7 p.m. at the Senior Center


Disabled American Veterans — 11 a.m. at the Post Home, Northeast conference room

Special Needs Bowling — 4 p.m., Walnut Bowl

neth and Carol Price of Garfield; Delbert Deckert, Annie and Elena Ewing from Salina; Pat Archer of McPherson, David Nulf and Larry and Delma Nuff of Burrton; Glen and Carolyn Roach of Bella Vista, Ark.; Bob, Edna Mae and Cindy Webster of Eules, Tx.; Gary and Yvonne Deckert of Lucas, Tx.; Marvin and Eunice Proctor, Merle and Lois Kennedy and Nancy Bailey of Pratt; Shirley Brollier of Kinsley; Joe and Pam Davis from Lewis and Mark and Joni Johnson, Neil Johnson and Mark Davis of Larned.

Harman Graduates Army National Guard Pvt. Kenneth E. Harman has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and

bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. He is the son of Sherry Harman of Great Bend. The private is a 2006 graduate of the Adult Education Center, Great Bend.

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted. Choice of means you have the choice of entree but you have to sign up ahead of time for choice. Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are not included in suggested contribution for meal. For those 60 years and over, a contribution of $3 is suggested. Those under 60 are welcome, and pay full price of $5. Take-out meals and frozen meals are now available. Meal tickets coupons are available. For reservations call before 9 a.m. the day you want to eat or carry out, call Rozena Tomlin, site manager, at 792-3906.

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American Legion Auxiliary — 7 p.m. at the Post Home, 1011 Kansas Kiwanis — noon at the Highland Hotel Heritage Room. Speaker-David Meter, Athletic Director, USD 428 on new football bleachers, etc.


Oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, Harvard beets, whole wheat roll, citrus fruit salad


Spaghetti/meat sauce, tossed salad, green beans, garlic bread, peaches


Choice of ham and beans or goulash, coleslaw, tomato slices, cornbread, brownie


Painting — 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center Meeting Room


Digital Photography — 7:30 p.m. Recreation Meeting Room


Luau — 6 p.m., Wetlands of Great Bend

Volunteers complete 29,000 hours-plus Volunteer hours were turned in by 293 RSVP volunteers during the first half of the year. These volunteers served more than 10,000 people while volunteering 29,633 hours. Volunteering was completed in schools, hospitals, fundraisers, private vehicles, care facilities, galleries, churches, recycling centers, food banks, offices, museums, thrift stores, senior centers, collection locations, public transportation and private homes. Volunteering options are nearly limitless. You choose whether you volunteer at one place or if you like a variety and prefer volunteering at multiple locations. Wherever and however you volunteer, you are needed. Everyone can make a difference. Additional volunteers are needed at the Hoisington Thrift Store, 158 S. Main. The store hours are Monday through Friday from 11 to 4 and Saturday 9 to 2. Drivers are needed to take people to medical appointments at Wichita, Hutchinson and Garden City. Fuel reimbursement is available. Thank you to the parishioners of First Congregational United Church of Christ for delivering Meals on Wheels during the July weekends. For any of the listed activities or to find out about other volunteer opportunities, call the RSVP office at 792-1614 or check out our Web site at www.bartonrsvp. org. The RSVP office is located at 1025 Main, Room D114. People age 55-plus are urged to contact RSVP to find out how they can make a difference in the lives of others in the community.

Kay Boyd RSVP volunteers are covered by insurance at no cost to them while they are volunteering and, when funds allow, can be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses while volunteering. The Barton County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is funded by grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the United Way of Barton County. Midwest Energy, Barton County and the Great Bend Commission on Aging also provide special funding to reimburse volunteers for some medical transportation. Barton County RSVP is sponsored by Barton Community College. Kay Boyd may be reached by email at, Joyce Niederee at and John Thul at thula@


Coffee and Doughnuts — 8:30 a.m., Senior Center Potluck — 5:30 p.m., Senior Center


Pitch — 7 p.m., Senior Center


Senior Advisory Council — 9:30 a.m., Senior Center Dominoes — 1 p.m. at the Senior Center


Bridge — 1 p.m., Recreation Center Bingo — 1:30 p.m., High Rise

Lake home invitations: I’m available!! My own informal survey reveals that Johnson County residents fall into three groups — lake home owners (LHO), those without but who get invited to enjoy the same, and then a third group — no LH, no invites, nothing. The maritime equivalent of that room in “Animal House” where they hid rejected pledges. That’s me in the corner. I’m not bothered by my status, honestly. At least until recently. For years I was fine spending weekends in July and August sitting in my living room, watching the thermometer hit triple digits and see grass turn brown. My lifeline — the AC — always dialed down in the 60s. The notion of driving single-lane roads that twist and turn constantly in pitch dark while banjos could be heard in the distance didn’t appeal to me. Monster boats driven by liquored up boozeheads wearing wifebeater T-shirts? Not my thing. Swimming in 90-degree water and looking out for unidentified floating objects? Checking for e-coli? Nah. You see, the Lake of the Ozarks is NOT like any other Kansas lake. Certainly not like Wilson lake, where it’s always windy. Missouri lakes are windy too, but it’s a different kind of breeze — one that sometimes has an odor you can’t quite put your finger on. Anyway, the time arrived when my kids grew out of summer sports, and they began disappearing for long weekends as LH guests. Becoming adept at the terminology …. party cove, Shooters 21, mile marker 17, and the Poop Deck….bringing home a sunburn, kitschy trinkets and yard art sold along Bagnell Dam Road. Still, I held my ground. And then it happened. This spring my next-door neighbor — let’s call him, just for kicks, Mike, joined the LHO club. He claims it was one of those “fire sale, short sale, going once, going twice” places. Obviously a ruse to conceal the fact that it’s a multiplebedroom, bath pad with hot tub and large deck. Then he added a dock, boat and a stocked cooler. Suddenly I grew interested. But guest status eluded me. So, eventually (OK, day one) I raised the question of

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Matt Keenan whether I would be joining the inner circle. Deep down my bucket list includes, just once — riding on a large boat (owned by someone else), hair blowing in the breeze, clutching a cold one, zipping past Sunset Beach channeling that Leo guy. Right up there with touching the World’s Largest Ball of Twine, witnessing the five- legged cow, and seeing the largest hand-dug well. So I approached it gingerly while the neighbors were gathered outside for a Friday night beverage — something like “Hey, let’s get a guy’s weekend to check out your place.” My wife heard it differently “Invite me, please?” Immediately there were subtle clues my overture fell dead. Crickets chirping, neighbors glancing at their watches, dogs running for cover. So instead of Mike just saying flat out — “Forget it. It’s because of your breath/ body/ chest hair/ toenails/ dog/teenagers/frugal reputation. No way. Nohow. ” He did the opposite — threw me a teaser — ‘Sure. We need to get you down to the pad.” And then he left town. Disappeared for weeks at end. “He’s at the lake” my wife said. “Driving around on his boat, having a blast. Get over it.” After about two weeks, I looked for his picture on a milk carton, on the flier board inside every WalMart. Nothing. “Most people get lake homes to get away from the city,” my wife said. “Plus neighbors. If you want to spend time in the sun, I can help. Imagine you’re at the lake while pulling weeds. You can start now.”


Dodge City Roundup Rodeo August 4-8, Dodge City The Greatest Show on Dirt! (620) 225-2244 or (866) 327-6366 Classic Car Show August 7, Dodge City See classic cars from all over the country. Games and prizes all day. Old Settlers Celebration August 13-15, Halstead Experience a weekend getaway! Enjoy family fun with many events planned. Carnival, parade, BBQ, fireworks, much more! Frontier Western Celebration August 19-22, El Dorado 2 nights Extreme Bull Blowout! Country duo “Bomshel” in Concert, BBQ Contest, Heritage Events and so much more! Topeka Railroad Festival August 21, Topeka Bring the family and enjoy rides, food & drink, entertainment and trains. Great Overland Station. Wichita Flight Festival September 25-26, Wichita A celebration of Wichita’s aviation heritage. In conjunction with McConnell AFB Open House & Air Show. (316) 462-2787


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Kansas Lions to gather in Great Bend Leaders from the 290 Lions Clubs all across Kansas will convene Friday through Sunday, Aug. 6-8, at the Highland Hotel and Convention Center in Great Bend for their annual Fall meeting of the State Council of Governors. The event will be hosted by District Governor Kerry Hookstra and the area Lions clubs of Claflin, Ellinwood, Great Bend Evening and Great Bend Noon, Pawnee Rock, and St. John. A principal order of business will be the assembly of the State Council of Governors for the first of their required meetings during the year to establish policy that will guide the 7,000 Kansas Lions in community service to their hometown communities. The meeting will be conducted by State Council Chairman Bill Phillipi of Marysville. District Governors include Kerry Hookstra of 17-L; Marilyn Sorenson of 17-I; Michele Hufferd of 17-O; Tom Smarsh of 17-N, and Tonja Wienck of 17-S. All three of the Kansas Lions Foundations will conduct their quarterly meetings in Great Bend. It is also anticipated that many of the State Committees that are designated to serve the special needs of Youth Activities, Sight Conservation, Diabetes, Lions Band Camp, Environmental Conservation, Public Relations and Membership will also meet during the Saturday sessions. The International Association of Lions Clubs is the largest community service organization on the planet with 1.35 million members in 45,638 clubs in 206 countries of the world.


Pictured left to right are members of the Lions State Council of Governors including Tom Smarsh, Bill Phillips (council chairman), Michele Hufferd, Tonja Wienck, Marilyn Sorenson and Kerry Hookstra.

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mai, from page 10B Cheney, astronaut Neil Armstrong and professional athlete Michael Jordan. Kansas alumni include Kansas Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt, U.S. Ambassador and former CEO of National Public Radio Delano Lewis, and former Kansas Gov. John Carlin. The American Legion is an organiza-

tion of veterans who have bravely served our country in times of war. They work to promote and defend the values of democracy and freedom in all facets of American life. In addition to Boys State, the American Legion Auxiliary hosts the American Legion Girls State program

lyons, from page 10B Cabinet. “This will be our third Learn & Play event this year, and we will sponsor one more in 2010,” Estes said, noting there were two sessions last year. “Our heartfelt thanks goes to

each of our partners and to the First United Methodist Church.” Sunflower’s EEC, 1312 Patton in Great Bend, is part of the state’s tiny-k network and provides early intervention for children,

birth to age 3. It relies on grants, mill levies and private donations to supply services at no charge. For more information about early-intervention services, call 620-7924087.

education brief GCCC release honor roll for spring Garden City Community College has released the honor rolls for the spring semester of 2010, including the President’s Honor Roll, which includes students earning perfect grade-point averages of 4.0 on a four-point scale; the Dean’s Honor Roll,

including students earning GPAs of 3.2 to 3.999, and the Honorable Mention list , for students earning GPAs ranging from 3.0 to 3.199. Honor roll eligibility is based on full-time enrollment in eight or more credit hours. Local student named to the Dean’s Honor Roll is Aaron Hopkins of Larned. Local student named to the Honorable Mention Honor Roll is Justin Skelton of Larned.

also offered degree completion in Christian Ministries, and Amanda passed that news on to Josh. “God leads us in such amazing ways,” said Josh. “I didn’t know then that two years later I would have a back injury that would end my career as a firefighter. I also didn’t know that my feeling of being called to the pastorate would grow and grow. But God knew all that and he led us on a two-year journey of preparation.” By this time the couple was settled in Altamont, Amanda was substitute teaching, and Josh was working as a firefighter and as the youth pastor for First Baptist Church in nearby Parsons. Adding online classes to their lives would be very challenging, but they decided to do it. “We were often gone all day — all of us,” said Amanda. “When we got home, it was family time. We didn’t start on schoolwork until the kids were in bed, so we worked late a lot. ” And then the couple had

to decide who got the first turn on their one computer. “Sharing that one computer was often our biggest challenge,” said Josh. “We usually made the decision based on whose professor would be most willing to accept work late.” “Really, though, 99 percent of our professors were very flexible. They understood that our education had to fit around our life.” “Not only did they understand, they got to know us and our story,” added Amanda. “We interacted with them on a very personal level — with our fellow classmates and Kim Kelley as well. It didn’t feel like I was alone working on a degree. We were all working together to accomplish a goal.” Amanda also enjoyed the online format. “Rather than having to respond right away to information, I had time to digest it before I had to respond or discuss,” she said. “And the information was very practical,” said Josh. “Some of the things I learned in Youth Ministry class I was

able to apply right away in my work as a youth minister.” Amanda has already used her new knowledge in her substitute teaching, but she hopes to apply it to her own classroom soon. “I originally wanted to teach kindergarten,” she said, “but I student taught third grade and fell in love with that level, too. I just love kids, so I’m really open to anything. We’re just waiting to see how God will lead.” After all, the Welches believe God led them to e.Sterling two years ago, and they’re very glad he did. Not only do they now have degrees, they feel that their pursuit positively impacted their children. “Our kids have seen our struggles,” said Amanda, “and they understand how important an education is to us.” The Welches supplied the desire for an education, and e.Sterling provided the way to accomplish it. “We couldn’t have done this 20 years ago,” said Josh. “The accessibility, the convenience — it’s what made it all possible.”

Intern reflects on summer in Barton County Wow! What an amazing summer I have had here in Barton County. It has gone by so fast, and I cannot believe that my time here is already coming to an end. So, I would just like to highlight some of the experiences that I have had throughout my summer as an intern at the Barton County Extension Office. I hit the ground running as soon as I arrived. My first day here I was already helping plan the Public Fashion Revue, which was just one of the many fair events that I had the opportunity to help with. There is definitely a lot more planning and preparation work that goes into these events than I ever realized, such as pre-entering all of the fair entries, creating judging schedules, and getting ready for the 4-H barbecue. I have also had the opportunity to present several programs throughout the summer. I attended a WIC nutrition program with Donna in June, and then in July and August, I was in charge of the presentations. Nutrition seemed to be a theme of the summer as we had a group of 25 students and 10 adults from Claflin Elementary come to the office to learn about the fat and sugar contents in various foods. I was impressed by how much they already knew about the food guide pyramid — you could definitely tell that they had been studying! Another fun program that I planned was “Mini Meals — Recipes for 1 or 2” that 13 people attended at the Senior Center at the end of July. One of my favorite parts about this program was that after I had presented the tips and recipes that I

Kristin Gleason found, they shared some of their own Cooking for 1 or 2 tips with me! A lot of my time this summer has been spent assisting Berny with events for 4-H’ers. We held a day camp in June for 20 kids to learn about different projects that they could participate in in 4-H. I helped lead a nutrition station for them to learn about the food guide pyramid and where different foods are classified. Then, it was off to 4-H Camp in Junction City where I helped load 25 Barton County kids on the bus and chaperone kids at camp. This past week, I have been assisting Nicole Allen, last year’s intern, with a leadership camp for 15 seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders. Each night the kids had to cook their own dinner, so I was in charge of finding recipes and making sure that we had all of the ingredients we would need. My biggest project for the summer was a Charitable Sewing Workshop that I planned at the end of July. I had six girls attend and help sew 10 pillowcases. Wal-Mart donated

pillows for the pillowcases, so we were able to donate 10 complete pillows to the Life Giving Center in Great Bend. The girls and I had the opportunity to go over to the Life Giving Center and deliver them on the last day of the workshop. It was neat to see how grateful and appreciative they were of our donation. I am hoping that this experience inspired the girls to continue to use their time and talents to give back to their communities, whether it be continuing to sew pillowcases as an ongoing service project or in a completely different project that they personally organize. I would just like to say thank you for your warm welcome and support while I was here. I enjoyed getting to know many of you at the different events that I attended and helped with throughout the summer. While I will be sad to leave Barton County, I will also be excited to go on and use all the things that I have learned in my experiences here. I could not have asked for a better internship experience and better people to work with. Thanks for having me! Kristin Gleason is a summer intern for K-State Research and Extension – Barton County. She can be reached at 620-793-1910.

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Great Bend Desk and Derrick’s float won first place in the theme category at the After Harvest Parade in Ellinwood. Their winning slogan “Going Green — so easy a caveman can do it!” featured a Flintstone-mobile — complete with Fred and Wilma — encouraging kids to “Be Smart-Go Green” by handing out Smarties candy. Other members dressed as cave dwellers provided the crowd with hundreds of green reusable shopping bags. The club embraces the “Reduce-Recycle-Reuse-Conserve” philosophy. For more information about this energy/education organization, contact club president Pam Hitz at 620-793-8551.

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Keith Herl, left, Central Kansas Medical Center patient services representative, and Troy Griffith, Wal-mart store manager, review eScreen information. The drugtesting service is offered to area employers at CKMC.

CKMC’s eScreen attracts employers It was just a little over a year ago that Central Kansas Medical Center began offering its in-house eScreen service. And the number of area employers using the drug-testing system continues to rise. “We have seen quite an increase in the use of eScreen,” said Keith Herl, CKMC patient services representative. “Employers frequently tell us they are happy with the results.” Approximately 150 central Kansas businesses of all sizes rely on CKMC’s lab. One of them is WalMart, which has referred more than 100 prospective employees to the hospital for drug testing in the last year. Wal-Mart Store Manager Troy Griffith noted that eScreen’s speed and accuracy benefit the company during its hiring process. “There are many benefits, such as same-day service,” Griffith said. “This speeds up our process of getting prospective employees on board. It has been a very good deal for us and we recommend it to other employers. “CKMC is always accommodating with a flexible schedule,” Griffith

added. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the service and the results.” CKMC’s Herl noted that since eScreen is an online system, the results are often available in about 15 minutes. “When a business owner is talking to a promising applicant, the required drug testing doesn’t cause a delay in the hiring decision,” Herl said. “This is especially important when the employer has a brief window of opportunity to hire the right person.” Companies may also contact the CKMC lab for random drug testing of its staff. “This eScreen system has a randomizer that insures testing truly is random,” Herl noted. In addition, the lab offers eScreen if an employer wants an employee tested after a traffic accident; private testing for families is also available. “We are confident with the results,” Herl said. “Those who have tried to challenge the results have failed. This is because of our strict protocols and the requirements for our certification.” For more information, call CKMC’s lab, 620-7866613.

local brief GB Desk and Derrick to meet Great Bend Desk and Derrick will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Bentley and Associates on South Patton Road,

they had 70 dogs. She will be sharing the history of greyhound racing and the connection to the Cheyenne Bottoms racetrack of the past. Abilene is the Greyhound capital of the United States and has a museum and racetrack.

New insurance pool for existing conditions HUTCHINSON (AP) — The state is taking applications for a temporary insurance program that would offer coverage to those with pre-existing medical conditions who have not been able to find other insurance for six months or more. The applications will help the state determine how much interest there is in such a program, and applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, said Linda Sheppard, director of the Accident and Health Division in the Kansas Insurance Commission office. The board that will oversee the program could limit the number of people accepted, depending on the size of the pool and the cost of providing care, Sheppard said. Coverage for those accepted into the pool could begin by Sept. 1. The program is part of the new national healthcare reform law, and will be subsidized by $36 million in federal funds, The Hutchinson News reported.

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rates based on tobacco use, geographic location and age. The rates are fairly simple, but exactly what their rate is will be based on where a person lives. It’s based on ZIP code.” The new pool will operate until Jan. 1, 2014, when the federal health reform law requires all health insurance companies to offer coverage to all applicants at standard market rates. Sheppard said it’s “a huge question” how many Kansans will be interested in the plan. She said about 10 to 12 percent of Kansans are uninsured, but it’s not known how many of those have preexisting conditions, or what other reason they may have for not buying insurance. Officials with BMI have said that enrollment in similar programs it administers in other states has been relatively slow. “They’re not seeing

a huge flood of people coming into the pool,” she said. “It’s been underwhelming. We just don’t know what to expect.” According to the plan Web site, it will offer comprehensive coverage for hospital care, primary and specialty services and prescription drugs. It includes an annual deductible of $2,500, with co-insurance at 30 percent for using an in-state “preferred provider” or 50 percent for a non-network provider. The maximum out-of-pocket expense per calendar year is $5,950, with an unlimited lifetime maximum benefit. That figure is based on the current health savings account limit set by federal law, said Suzanne Cleveland, a senior analyst with the Kansas Health Institute. The coverage is for individuals and no family plan is available, Cleveland said.

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The board of directors of the Kansas Health Insurance Association, which will oversee the plan, voted in late June to operate the new federal program rather than have the federal government administer it. Kansas is one of 29 states and the District of Columbia that chose to operate their own plans, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The federal plan began July 1. BMI of Kansas, Inc., in Great Bend, will be the third-party administrator. BMI also administers the current state high-risk pool. Customers can expect rates based on “100 percent of the standard for the market,” Sheppard said. “They’ll look at what’s charged in a market from competing companies and use those same rates,” Sheppard said. “There is an allowance to adjust

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In this photograph taken July 22, 2010, employees sort garlic cloves at the Christopher Ranch, in Gilroy, Calif. The recovery lost momentum in the second quarter as growth slowed to a 2.4 percent pace, its most sluggish showing in nearly a year and too weak to drive down unemployment

Slowing economic rebound raises unemployment fears WASHINGTON (AP) — The recovery is losing so much momentum that employers are unlikely to step up hiring anytime this year, and unemployment could return to double digits. That was the bleak conclusion of analysts Friday after the government said economic growth crawled at a 2.4 percent pace in the spring. It was the economy’s weakest showing in nearly a year. And many economists think growth is even slower now. Consumers spent less, companies slowed their restocking of shelves and the nation’s trade deficit exerted a stronger drag on the economy in the April-to-June quarter. The Commerce Department report also showed the recession was deeper than previously estimated, according to revisions of the data. Its depth helps explain why the economy is now struggling so much, with shoppers reluctant to spend and employers slow to hire. “We’re headed into the third quarter with little momentum, and most everything is tracking weaker,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics. “Because of that, I expect unemployment to rise back to double digits, hitting 10 percent in December and staying there early next year.” Businesses stepped up their spending last quarter, propelled in part by government stimulus. But those gains aren’t likely to be repeated, economists said. The one exception is in equipment and software. Companies invested in those areas last quarter at the fastest pace in 13 years. And they are expected to keep up that spending. But that won’t be enough to invigorate the rebound. In fact, their investments in technology could actually crimp hiring.

Companies are investing in productivity-enhancing equipment that reduces the need to expand their work forces. Instead, they can produce more from their existing employees. Congress may feel pressure to pass more stimulus measures to speed the recovery. So far, Republicans and some Democrats have blocked additional spending because of their concerns about the size of the deficit. The Federal Reserve is exploring new steps to bolster the recovery in case the economy flashes dangers signs of sliding back into recession. Investors reacted to the report with disappointment. Stock futures fell in the hour before the markets opened. But losses moderated after the University of Michigan/Reuters consumer sentiment index for July rose slightly more than expected. The report also showed that the economy grew at a 3.7 percent pace in the first three months of this year. That was much better than the 2.7 percent pace estimated just a month ago. Still, the recovery has been losing air for two straight quarters. Concerns have arisen about whether it will fizzle out — or even tip back into a “double-dip” recession. The economy began to grow in the third quarter of last year after having suffered the worst recession since the Great Depression. And in the final quarter of 2009, the economy surged at a 5 percent pace. That was the high-water mark of the rebound so far. Much of the expansion was powered by the government’s $862 billion stimulus package of tax cuts and spending. Also, companies helped energize growth with a burst of spending to replenish inventories that had been cut down during the recession. Now, those forces are fading. As

they do, doubts are growing about whether the private sector can boost spending and investment enough to fuel the recovery. Consumer spending, usually the lifeblood of the economy, slowed in the second quarter. Such spending rose at an anemic 1.6 percent pace. That was down from a 1.9 percent pace in the first quarter. It also was the weakest showing since the end of last year. Instead, Americans saved more. They saved 6.2 percent of their disposable income in the second quarter, the highest share in a year. “The U.S. recovery remains patchy and heavily reliant on government support and inventory rebuilding,” said Sal Guatieri, economist at BMO Capital Markets Economics. “Optimism would improve if companies shifted spending towards hiring, from machines.” For the first time in two years, builders boosted spending on commercial projects last quarter. And home builders spent the most in 27 years. Many expect that to fade now that federal homebuying tax credits have expired. Economists think spending in both those sectors turned negative in the current quarter. Stripping out business investments in inventories and sales of exports, so-called “final sales to domestic purchasers” rose at a 4.1 percent pace in the second quarter, the most in four years. That looks good on the surface. But that spending was juiced by the government’s homebuyer tax credit and other government aid, economists said. They predict this figure— a barometer of domestic demand — will shrink in the coming quarters, reflecting tightfisted consumers, spending cuts on building projects and less robust federal spending.





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tance? And will you be able to leave the type of legacy you desire? As you can see, when you’re investing for your family, you’ve got a lot to consider. 3. You’re investing for your beliefs. Throughout your working years, you may try to give as much money as you can to those charitable organizations whose work you support. Yet you may wish you could do even more. And eventually, you may be able to do more. For example, if you hold an investment for many years and then sell it, you’ll have to pay capital gains taxes on any increase in value — and the capital gains tax rate of the future may not be as low as it has been over the past several years. But if you were to give the appreciated asset to a charitable organization, you could avoid paying the capital gains tax, because the organization would be the one that eventually sold the asset. Plus, you might even get a current income tax break for your contribution. You might also want to include charitable organizations in your estate plans, after consulting with your attorney or other estate tax advisor. As you can see, you’ve got some “key constituencies” counting on you. By keeping them in mind, you should have the motivation you need to overlook the day-to-day ups and downs of investing — while you keep your focus on your important long-term goals. This article was submitted by Jim Armatys. Armatys works for Edward Jones of Great Bend. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 25, 2010. Member SIPC


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You may, on occasion, ask yourself why you are investing. Why go through the fluctuations of the financial markets, the worry over interest rate movements, the fears of today and the uncertainties of tomorrow? To answer this question, you may need to ask yourself one more: For whom am I investing? Consider the following: 1. You’re investing for yourself. It sounds selfish, but it’s not. You may be investing in your 401(k), IRA and other investment accounts so that you can enjoy a comfortable retirement lifestyle after working your entire adult life. But you’re also investing so that you can become financially independent — free of worries that you’ll become a burden to your grown children or other family members. And given the real possibility of spending two, or even three, decades in an active retirement, it’s imperative that you put as much as you can possibly afford into those investment vehicles that can help you pursue your financial independence. 2. You’re investing for your family. If you have children or grandchildren, you may well want to help them pay for college. And, as you know, college has gotten much more expensive in recent years, so you’ll need to save and invest from the time your children are very young, and you’ll need to choose the right investment accounts, such as a 529 college savings plan or a Coverdell Education Savings Account. But you’ll also need to think about other family members, too. Have you built up enough in your retirement accounts so that the money would be sufficient to support your surviving spouse should anything happen to you? Will you have enough financial resources to help support your elderly parents should they require assis-


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Total Return/Rank 4-wk 12-mo 5-year +1.5 +12.5/B +7.9/A +7.0 +15.0/A +0.3/B +6.2 +10.1/D +1.1/B +6.5 +9.7/C +3.2/C +4.9 +15.2/A +3.1/A +9.9 +9.6/D +4.4/A +5.8 +15.1/A +2.7/B +7.0 +13.7/B -0.2/C +7.0 +13.8/B -0.1/C +7.3 +10.8/D +0.6/B +7.2 +13.0/C -1.8/D +9.2 +8.7/B +6.0/A +1.1 +7.7/C +5.8/B +8.1 +8.1/D +1.1/C +7.7 +12.1/C -2.9/E +9.1 +6.3/B +3.0/B +1.0 +7.1/D +5.3/C +6.9 +14.7/A -0.7/D +7.8 +12.6/C -1.5/D +6.6 +17.0/A -2.6/E

Pct Min Init Load Invt NL 1,000,000 NL 3,000 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 2,500 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 3,000 NL 5,000,000 5.75 250 NL 2,500 5.75 250 4.25 1,000 5.75 1,000 5.75 500 5.75 1,000 1.00 1,000 NL 2,500 NL 2,500 5.00 2,500

CA -Conservative Allocation, CI -Intermediate-Term Bond, ES -Europe Stock, FB -Foreign Large Blend, FG -Foreign LargeGrowth, FV -Foreign Large Value, IH -World Allocation, LB -Large Blend, LG -Large Growth, LV -Large Value, MA -Moderate Allocation, MB -Mid-Cap Blend, MV Mid-Cap Value, SH -Specialty-heath, WS -World Stock, Total Return: Chng in NAV with dividends reinvested. Rank: How fund performed vs. others with same objective: A is in top 20%, E in bottom 20%. Min Init Invt: Minimum $ needed to invest in fund. Source: Morningstar.

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NEW BIBLE Jumble Books Go To:

by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek

Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

Answer: THE Yesterday’s

(Answers Monday) Jumbles: EXPEL GUESS CANKER BUTTER When his wife visited the fortune teller, the Answer: tailor said she was a — SEER SUCKER

HOROSCOPE SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2010 THE LAST WORD IN ASTROLOGY BY EUGENIA LAST CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Tempestt Bledsoe, 37; Sam Mendes, 45; Adam Duritz, 46; Coolio, 47 Happy Birthday: You are dynamic and intriguing. Your ability to deliver will help you build a name for yourself. You need to eliminate the dead weight in your life. It’s all a matter of getting the most mileage out of your attributes, bringing you the greatest rewards. Search, discover and implement your gifts and assets. Your numbers are 8, 11, 20, 22, 27, 38, 40 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Something festering behind the scenes must not be allowed to grow. Put an end to whatever you feel can have a negative affect on your life or your future. Be swift to make whatever change is needed. 3 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Polishing your look or updating your image will have a good affect on your attitude and bring compliments your way. Don’t let anyone put you down. Jealousy will be the reason someone speaks out against you. 3 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your generosity and abundance of energy and desire to help others will not go unnoticed. The rewards you receive may not be monetary but you will learn a valuable lesson regarding how much you should give and where to draw the line. 4 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): You can fuss all you want about a situation you face but, until you actually do something about it, you will continue to face turmoil and regret. Change is needed if you want to reverse negatives in your life. 2 stars LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take control of whatever situation you face. The changes you bring about will meet with opposition but your determination will outmatch anyone trying to stand in your way. You have more leverage than you realize. 5 stars VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You can outsmart anyone trying to pressure or push you into

something you don’t want to take part in. Put your money in a safe place so you aren’t tempted to donate, lend, or spend unwisely. Offer love and support in return for the same. 3 stars LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Talk about your concerns and you will be able to fix any trouble spots you encounter. There are greater opportunities ahead of you. Recognize what you have to look forward to. The best is yet to come. 3 stars SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your hard work will pay off in the recognition you receive and the support you get to keep moving forward. The more emphasis you put on what you can offer, the greater your opportunity to reach your goal. Travel, promotion and presentation should be scheduled. 3 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Making a move or opening your doors to friends and relatives will help you realize how much you have to offer. Sharing will help you recognize your potential as a friend, lover and leader. Be honest about what you need in your life. 5 stars CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t give in to a bully. You owe it to the people you care about most to spend time nurturing your relationships and building a strong home base. Travel may be tempting but it isn’t likely to end the way you want. 2 stars AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Nothing is out of reach if you diversify and try new means and methods to get involved with the things you enjoy doing most. There is a way to give back to the people you’ve taken from in the past. Honor your promises. 4 stars PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The more you procrastinate, the more challenging your chores will become. A partnership will undergo some unexpected changes, causing uncertainty regarding your future. Don’t act in haste when more thought is required. 3 stars Birthday Baby: You are passionate about learning and are forthright and outspoken. You know instinctively how to use your attributes to bring order out of chaos.



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NEW BIBLE Jumble Books Go To:

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Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

(Answers tomorrow) NOTCH PELVIS LACKEY Jumbles: GUEST Answer: The college football player gave up the pigskin when it was time for this — THE SHEEPSKIN


MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2010 THE LAST WORD IN ASTROLOGY BY EUGENIA LAST CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Hallie Eisenberg, 18; Edward Furlong, 33; Mary-Louise Parker, 46; Peter O’Toole, 78 Happy Birthday: Sitting back, waiting for things to happen, should not be your approach. This is a year to advance but it will only happen if you are enthusiastic about what needs to be done to get to where you want to be. Discipline, hard work and a definite plan will all play a major role in you success. Your numbers are 1, 6, 14, 25, 27, 34, 40 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Focus on how you can be more effective at work. It’s what you can produce that will grab attention and help you advance. Don’t let the uncertainty going on around you deter your own progress or cause you to feel discouraged. 3 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your confidence may cause you to miss something going on that can hurt your position or your reputation. Talks will allow you to get a better perspective on what you are facing. Protect your interests and your assets. 3 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t let anyone discourage you from doing what you feel is right and best for everyone involved. A love problem may end up being costly if you don’t address whatever issues are bothering you openly before matters escalate. 4 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): Keep on top of what everyone else does and says and you will avoid difficult to handle surprises. Being practical, patient and efficient will keep you out of the clutches of someone trying to take over or challenge your position. 2 stars LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Focus on what you can do, not what you can’t. Not everyone will be on your side or looking out for your best interests, especially when it comes to work and money matters. Be smart about a change of position. 2 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Start something new or pick up a skill that will enhance what you have to offer. Uncertainty regarding a contract, financial deal or settlement must not cause insecurity. It’s being able to adapt that will prove you are a worthy candidate for advancement. 5 stars LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Put your efforts into home improvements and helping others. Watch your cash transactions carefully. Don’t let someone else’s problems turn into your responsibility. Be honest about your thoughts and intentions. 3 stars SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A partnership can help you finish a project you have not been able to finish on your own. Asking for favors isn’t your usual way of going about getting what you want, but this time it will be necessary. 3 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Work from home if possible. The problems that stem from being in a group will cause you to accomplish little. A connection you make through networking, travel or an old friend will help you realize what you can accomplish and how. 3 stars CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t feel pressured to move too fast, especially if it has to do with money. Changes at home look appealing and property purchases or investing will turn out favorably. Don’t rely on what anyone else does or says. 5 stars AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t be fooled by what someone tells you. People from your past will try to make you change your ways. Don’t pay for other people’s mistakes or fall into old traps because of an emotional attachment. 2 stars PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Focus on relationships both old and new. There will be a chance to revitalize something you left undone. Getting to know someone all over again will allow you both to see how much you’ve grown. 4 stars Birthday Baby: You are interesting and a born leader. You are adaptable, persistent and persuasive.




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Annual Risk And Profit Conference coming up My primary job is to make farmers more profitable through educational efforts. Once again this year, K-State Research & Extension has a conference planned to do exactly that and I would be glad to take a vanload of people to it. The dates for the 2010 Risk & Profit Conference & Trade Show are Aug. 19-20 at the K-State Alumni Center. Keynote speaker at noon on Thursday is Sara Wyant, president of AgriPulse Communications in Washington, D.C., with a topic of “The Washington Update: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.” Thursday evening will include an interview with Jay Armstrong, a fourthgeneration farmer in Atchison County, and the president of Armstrong Global, an importing and equipment leasing company located near Muscotah. There are 24 breakout session topics and you are able to choose up to eight of those to attend. Just to name a few of these:

Rick Snell Flexible Cash Rents, Cap & Trade Legislation and Agriculture, Farming The Next Generation, Impacts of Animal Welfare Changes, the Efficiency of No-Till, Machinery Costs and Efficiency of Field Size and Shape, Analyzing Calf Market Price Incentives at Video Auctions, and several sessions on bio-fuels and distillers grains. Pre-registration of $210 per person is due by Aug. 13. Additional registrations can be obtained at $190 per business operation if payed with one check. The full registration after Aug. 13 is $230. Like last year, we are able to accept credit cards. However, if you have more than one person attending and wish to obtain the discount for additional members,

you will need to send a check. We have registration forms available at our office. You can also go on-line at http://www. risk_profit/2010 for registration information. If you would like to ride and/or share hotel accommodations, give me a call. Ag Tech Field Day I have been telling you about the statewide agriculture technology field day coming up on Tuesday, Aug. 10. The field day is located at the same site as the 3i Farm Show. The Airport and Expo Grounds are located west of Great Bend three miles on a continuation of 10th Street, which is the main east-west road through Great Bend. The event will run from 9 to 4. There will be plenty of opportunities to ride and drive equipment. Agricultural technologies are advancing rapidly. However, as these technologies advance, many producers are challenged to stay informed about the latest developments and poten-

tial benefits and thus are hesitant to adopt them. K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas Agricultural Research Association, and several corporate sponsors are hosting a field day to educate top producers and agribusinesses on the potential applications and benefits of new agricultural technologies. Participants will learn from individuals who have developed, evaluated and used these technologies including yield mapping, automated guidance, variable rate applications, data logging, data analysis and other automation and precision application technologies. There will be booths and a special demonstration area where participants have an opportunity to operate many of the premier technology systems available today. If you are considering precision agricultural technologies for your farm or application business or are ready to upgrade, you should attend this event. The program has been designed to be

‘hands-on’ and very applied in nature. A limited number of special workshops will run throughout the day to support the technology on display. To register for the Agricultural Technology Field Day, please complete the form and return to 1810 22nd Road, Sterling, KS 67579 along with a check for $25 payable to Kansas Agricultural Research Association. If registering more than one person, please list all names and adjust the payment accordingly. The registration fee includes all field day handouts and lunch on site. The quantity of the official field day handouts will be based on the number preregistered. Accurate numbers are vital for making meal arrangements in addition to having an adequate supply of handouts. On-site registration is $50. Members of the Kansas Agricultural Research Association will receive one free admission per membership only if preregistered. Member-

ship in KARA is $100 per year and can be submitted with preregistration to save $25. For more information about the Kansas Agricultural Research Association, please visit the Web site at www. Beef Conference One other educational conference to remind you about is the summer beef conference to be held at Manhattan, Aug. 12. The theme is Value Optimization. You can ride with me or you can go to Pratt or WaKeeney to see it on the big screen. July 30 was the deadline to get in for $60 or $100 for two people. Details are at: or by calling Charlotte Bruna at 785532-1280. Rick Snell is the Barton County Extension Agricultural Agent for K-State Research & Extension. He can be reached at 620793-1910 or rsnell@ksu. edu. The Barton County Extension Office is located at 1800 12th Street in Great Bend.

Funding now available to renovate shelterbelts, restore forested riparian areas

General CRP sign-up period will begin Monday

Agriculture producers in Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska are now eligible to renovate shelterbelts and restore forested riparian buffers under two Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative proposals. The Central Great Plains Shelterbelt Renovation and the Central Great Plains Forested Riparian Buffer CCPI proposals will target shelterbelt renovations in all four states. Sign-up began July 26 and the deadline to be considered for this year’s funding is Aug. 11. Producers need to contact their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office to sign up. The two CCPI proposals are part of a pool of 26 projects in 15 states approved by the NRCS in Washington, D.C., on July 14. CCPI helps agricultural producers achieve natural resource benefits such as clean air, clean water, productive soils and abundant wildlife. “Through CCPI, NRCS is able to utilize the resources and capabilities

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jerry Moran announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency will hold a general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program from Aug. 2 through Aug. 27. “Today’s announcement finally gives Kansas farmers the information they need to make informed land management decisions about whether to prepare their land for production or continue to participate in the CRP contract during the next crop year,” said Moran. “This announcement would have been more helpful a month ago, but I am glad that Kansas farmers can now make important management decisions about their CRP acres.” During House Agriculture Committee hearings over the past few months, Moran has raised concerns with USDA officials about the need to announce a general sign-up period, given that a substantial amount of CRP acres are set to expire on Sept. 30, and that farmers were allowed to begin destroying grass cover on certain expiring acres on July 1. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday that landowners will have the opportunity to offer land not currently enrolled in CRP and re-enroll CRP contracts set to expire in 2010 during the August sign-up period. The 2008 Farm Bill authorized USDA to maintain CRP’s enrollment up to 32 million acres. The USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program conserves soil and enhances water quality and wildlife habitat by making annual rental payments to agricultural producers who enter 10- to 15-year contracts to plant and maintain vegetative cover on highly erodible farmland. Currently, 31.24 million acres are enrolled in CRP nationwide, of which 2.78 million are in Kansas. On Sept. 30, 4.5 million acres are set to expire, of which more than 614,000 acres are in Kansas. For more information about CRP and other FSA programs, please visit your county FSA office or www.fsa.

of non-federal partners along with USDA technical and financial resources to implement conservation on working farms, ranches, and forest lands,” said Eric B. Banks, Kansas NRCS State Conservationist, Salina. “With these initiatives, the Kansas Forest Service, in partnership with NRCS, will be able to address two areas of critical need in Kansas,” said Larry Biles, State Forester. “Many shelterbelts in Kansas and throughout the central Great Plains are old and are no longer providing the benefits that they used to. CCPI will provide landowners with a valuable tool to restore the functions of these shelterbelts,” added Biles. Forests along rivers and streams were historically important forest types in the Great Plains. “These forest areas are in decline due to humancaused changes to river channels and stream flows,” said Biles. “Many groups have focused on restoring forested riparian areas and CCPI will fit nicely into those efforts.”

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide $817,140 in financial assistance in Fiscal Year 2010 for the CCPI projects in Kansas. These CCPI projects will work through the existing Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to leverage additional services and resources from the state forestry agencies in the four states and other non-federal partners to implement conservation on working farms, ranches, and forest lands. CCPI is administered by NRCS. Both CCPI proposals apply to all agricultural lands in the four states. Any producers eligible for EQIP funding can participate in the program. In Kansas, socially disadvantaged, limited resource, and beginning farmers and ranchers will receive a higher payment rate for conservation practices related to CCPI. Additional information specific to CCPI projects is available from your local USDA Service Center from the NRCS staff or at www.ks.nrcs.usda. gov/programs.

SIA Tour historic sites in Brown and Doniphan counties states. The main purpose of SIA is “To promote educational, recreational and social opportunities for singles who have an agriculture background or an ag-related occupation.” Almost all of the get-togethers have a dance in the evening. Smoking or drinking is allowed but not promoted. The next event in Kansas will be a Flint Hills Tour Oct. 8-10. For more infor-




steaks were grilled to perfection and members danced to country and western music. Singles in Agriculture was started in the 1980s after a single farmer sent a letter to Farm Journal magazine expressing the difficulties of meeting single women interested in a rural lifestyle. In 1985 Singles in Agriculture became a national organization. Today there are about 400 members in 23 different




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Thirty-nine members and guests of Singles in Agriculture (SIA) attended an event in Hiawatha, Troy and White Cloud July 23-25. The majority attending came from Kansas, but there were others from Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa and Illinois. They saw the Davis Memorial at Mt. Hope Cemetery outside Hiawatha, a memorial built from 1932 to 1940 by John M. Davis in memory of his beloved wife, Sarah. They toured the Brown County Agriculture Museum and took a wagon ride down “Windmill Lane.” They took the Historic Barn Tour in Doniphan County and saw many barns built in the late 1800s. They toured the Historic Doniphan County Court House and saw the Indian Totem Pole sculpted by renowned sculptor Peter WolfToth. They saw the Nelson Rogers Residence where Abraham Lincoln visited in 1859. A home-cooked meal was enjoyed at the Home of Square Pie. In White Cloud, Wolf River Bob told about 10-year-old Wilbur Chapman selling a pig in 1910 to raise money for a leper colony, thus starting the “Piggy Bank.” The group viewed the Four State Look Out Point where Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa can be seen and where Lewis and Clark traveled on the Missouri River. In the evening they ate at Steve and Linda’s Chuck Wagon Ranch where

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Back to School Blues event offered in Lyons LYONS – Since it is not uncommon for youngsters to have a case of the backto-school jitters, Sunflower’s Early Education Center wants to lend a helping hand. The EEC’s next Learn & Play event is designed to help children and their parents adapt to their new schedules. The “Back to School Blues” event is set for 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church, 101 S. Pioneer in Lyons. It is geared to families with children up to age 5 who are getting ready for preschool, school and day care. There is no charge. “The most important thing parents can do to

ease back-to-school stress is to talk with their kids,” said Cathy Estes, Sunflower EEC coordinator. “Parents should explain what is ahead and some of the fun things to look forward to in the coming school year. “We will also discuss ways to plan ahead for the normal morning stress when families are establishing their new routines,” Estes added. “Our EEC staff will have plenty of tips to help children and parents get into the groove of preparing for the school day.” In addition, there will be handouts for parents and play activities for children. Snacks and door prizes also will be available.

The EEC and Rice County’s RECESS grant partners are sponsoring the activity. The partners include Rice County Communities in Schools, Parents as Teachers, day care centers, the Rice County Health Department, the Rice County Coalition for Children and Families, and Bright Beginnings, which is the EEC’s Rice County Interagency Coordinating Council. RECESS stands for Rice Early Connections Equal School/Life Success. The state grant that supports the program is from the Early Childhood Block Grant of the Children’s See lyons, 4B

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Jessica Kraisinger, left, Jonelle Freeman and Jolene Hindman pack school bags that will be given away at the “Back to School Blues” event in Lyons.

Great-grandson of local vets takes part in Boys State of Texas


Garret Mai of San Antonio, Texas, recently returned from the American Legion Boys State of Texas held from June 5-11 in Austin. He is the greatgrandson of Lawrence Schneider and Walter A. Mai, both World War II veterans and Great Bend residents. He is the son of Nathan Jenae Mai.

Husband and wife finish degrees through Sterling STERLING — The three Welch children — Elijah, 7; Faith, 6; and Grace, 3— attended Sterling College’ s graduation on May 15. They weren’t there to support a cousin, an older sibling or a young aunt or uncle. They were there to watch as their parents, Josh and Amanda Welch, became the first married couple to graduate through e.Sterling, the College’s online division. Three children, full-time jobs, a ministry in their church — most people would have said it was impossible for both Amanda and Josh Welch to complete bachelor’s degrees at the same time. They definitely were not ideal candidates for a traditional undergraduate education. However, they did have one very important factor in their favor: both of them had taken several general education college courses. When they married in January 2002, Amanda was finishing her associate’s degree in early childhood education, and Josh was enrolled in college. Then life intervened. Amanda discovered she was pregnant with Elijah and wanted to stay home with him. Josh decided to become a firefighter and needed to work to support his family. And though Amanda wanted to teach and Josh had been thinking about pastoring, bachelor’s degrees seemed farther and farther away with the births of Faith and then Grace. When Grace was a year old, Josh saw an ad for e.Sterling, an online degree completion program for students who had already taken some college classes. He noticed elementary education was one of the degrees offered. He showed the ad to Amanda. Amanda called the contact number and spoke with Kim Kelley, online student services counselor. Kelley mentioned that e.Sterling See college, 4B

The Boys State program consists of an interactive simulation that teaches high school seniors-to-be the value of democracy and civic duty. Participants form mock governments and campaign for positions at the city, county and state levels. After the elections, students find out first-hand the difficult decisions made daily by those in government through a series of challenging simulations. Delegates are sponsored by American Legion posts from all over Texas as well

as various civic organizations. All delegates demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities in student government, athletics or other activities and were nominated to attend by school counselors and influential people in their lives. Nominations for next year’s session can be submitted online via the Kansas Boys State Web site at www. The Boys State program was founded by the American Legion in 1935 in the state of Iliinois to promote and teach the ideals

of democracy. In the 73 years since, the program has spread to 49 states. The first session of Kansas Boys State was held in 1937 at Wichita University (now Wichita State University). Each year, two delegates from each state are selected to attend Boys Nation, held annually in Washington D.C. Famous alumni of the Boys State program include former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Richard See Mai, 4B

CENTRAL PLAINS U.S.D. 112 BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION 2010-2011 Schools in Bushton, Claflin, Holyrood, Wilson.

ENROLLMENT AUGUST 10, 2010 (7AM-3PM) Claflin Elementary School 406 Main Street, Claflin Jane Oeser, Principal 620-587-3896 Claflin Jr/Sr High School 700 Albro Street, Claflin Toby Holmes, Principal 620-587-3801

AUGUST 10, 2010 (1PM-7PM) AUGUST 11, 2010 (9AM-3PM) Wilson Elementary School 3009 Ave. D, Wilson Brian Smith, Principal 785-658-3555 Wilson Jr/Sr High School 3005 Ave. D, Wilson Brian Smith, Principal 785-658-2202 Quivira Heights Elem./JH School 600 S. Main, Holyrood Jane Oeser, Principal 785-252-3666 Quivira Heights High School 500 S. Main, Bushton Lenny Gales, Principal 620-562-3597 Lakeside Learning Center (Wilson) Brian Smith, Director 785-658-3555 Open Enrollment

FIRST D AY OF SCHOOL DA (ALL day) AUGUST 25, 2010 Steve Woolf, Superintendent District Office 785-472-5241

FEES AND LUNCH PRICES Lunch Prices Grades 1-6 $1.90 Grades 7-12 $2.10 Employed Adults $2.70 Other Adults $3.00 Breakfast/Students $ .90 Breakfast/Adults $1.50 K-PK Monthly Milk $6.00 Milk (additional) $ .25 Fees-All fees are due at time of enrollment. Textbook Rental (K-12) $35.00 Athletic Laundry (per sport) $ 5.00 JH Industrial Art: Claflin $10; Wilson $30 HS Art $10.00 Preschool Fees $35.00 Driver’s Education $110.00 QHHS/Wilson HS Only:

Laptop Fees Laptop Damage Fees

$40.00 $100.00

FREE & REDUCED PRICE MEALS: Applications for Free & Reduced Price Meals are available at the school and district office. Parents planning to apply should bring the completed application at the time of enrollment if at all possible.Families who qualify for FREE school possible. meals will also be exempt from the textbook rental fees and preschool fees.

Board of Education Members Alan Siemer (President) Bert Besthorn (Vice-President) Dawn Dolezal Ron Etchison Cherlyn Maier Malcolm Shaw Jim Vance

STUDENT INSURANCE: Student Insurance provided by the district IS NOT considered the primary insurance carrier. In all cases, student insurance covers only a specified amount for each incident after payment of the primary insurance carrier. Additional medical expense not covered by the school accident insurance, the KSHSAA catastrophic insurance, or activites insurance is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

ATHLETICS: Students planning to participate in competitive sports must have a physical exam completed annually and filed with the building Principal before they may participate in practice. Physical forms are available in each of the buildings. Fall athletic practices for high school and junior high school students will begin Monday, August 16, 2010.

NOTICE: It is the intent of USD 112 to be in compliance with all laws to assure that discrimination does not exist in its policies, regulations and procedures. Grievance procedures for Title IX and Section 504 have been established for students, parents, and employees who feel that discrimination has been demonstrated by Central Plains USD 112, Ellsworth County, KS. Specific complaints of alleged discrimination should be referred to the Superintendent of 785-472-5241.

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People board a mock-up of Learjet 85 after Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson announced that Bombardier Learjet will not move any existing jobs out of Wichita in exchange for $27 million in bond financing from the state on Friday in Wichita. The financing will secure production of the near Learjet 85 in Wichita, which will support 600 jobs. Of those, 300 will be new positions.

Bombardier to build Learjet 85 adds jobs WICHITA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bombardier Aerospace will build its new midsize Learjet 85 in Wichita, investing $600 million to expand its facilities and adding hundreds of jobs in exchange for millions in bond financing from the state. The final assembly work for the plane will mean 600 jobs, with 300 of them new positions, the company said Friday. It also includes a guarantee that Bombardier will keep its existing operations in the state. Steve Ridolfi, Bombardierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business aircraft president, told employees and government officials that the past 18 months have been extremely difficult for the aviation industry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The economic conditions are still challenging and so we must continue to manage our business prudently,â&#x20AC;? Ridolfi said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, the fundamentals of business aviation remain strong. The future of the industry looks bright. To that end, we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel in the form of increased flight hours, diminished inventory and, dare I say it, new sales.â&#x20AC;? Bombardierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s changes at the Learjet site will include a new paint facility, customer delivery center, production flight test facility and expanded production hangars for final assembly of the plane. Delivery of the first Learjet 85 is

expected in 2013. The eight-passenger Learjet 85 will be Bombardierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest, fastest, longest-range Learjet model to date. Bombardier has more than 60 orders for the aircraft, enough to keep workers busy for two years of production already, Ridolfi said. About 300 employees are working on the project now, and the additional jobs will be progressively added from now until 2013, he said. Gov. Mark Parkinson told applauding Bombardier workers that the state incentives â&#x20AC;&#x201D; $27 million in bond financing â&#x20AC;&#x201D; are also tied to keeping Bombardier Inc.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s existing operations in Wichita, where the company employs more than 2,000 workers. The bond financing comes from the Economic Recovery and Revitalization Act, which allows such financing for aviation projects that create at least a $500 million investment. Under the program, companies repay the bonds through withholding taxes from new and existing employees. Parkinson noted Kansasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; long history as a place where airplanes are built. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The level of knowledge in aircraft aviation manufacturing in Wichita is second to none,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the process, we have developed an amazing work force.â&#x20AC;?

LAWRENCE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ricardo Quinones has spent all but the first six months of his life in the United States. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is my home. This is my country,â&#x20AC;? said Quinones, 20, an incoming Kansas University transfer from Kansas City, Mo., who plans to study psychology. But a recent arrest at a protest in Washington, D.C., might get Quinones â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an illegal immigrant â&#x20AC;&#x201D; deported back to Mexico. Quinones, along with two other Kansas City-area students, traveled to Washington last week and participated in a protest supporting the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors, or DREAM Act, which outlines a six-year path to citizenship for immigrant students like Quinones. To qualify, immigrants must have been in the U.S. for five years, have entered the country before age 16, and be enrolled in college or the military. Quinonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chances of deportation were greatly increased when he was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct while joining 20 other students from across the United States â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including 18-year-old Shawnee Mission West High School graduate Diana Martinez â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in a Capital Hill protest. Quinones said he decided to participate and risk deportation because he deserves the chance to work legally in the U.S. when he graduates

from KU. Starting a career will be nearly impossible because of his citizenship status. Quinones, who will commute to KU after attending Johnson Community College for two years, couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go to a public university in his home state of Missouri because of a state law requiring proof of citizenship, but KU allows students to enroll regardless of citizen status. However, Quinones cannot receive student loans or federal grants to help cover tuition, and he works construction in the summer to save money for the out-of-state tuition heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll pay in the fall. His hard work and dedication to his studies is just one example of why other Americans should support the DREAM Act, said Erin Fleming, a KU law student and immigrant rights advocate who helped organize the protest last week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because these are the children of immigrants. Because they had no say. Because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re students,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a benefit to our society.â&#x20AC;? Quinonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family might not even be in the U.S. if it werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for an illness he had at birth. Doctors in Mexico couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t diagnose why the infant wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eat, and his parents were told he would die without better treatment. His mom was a school teacher in Mexico, and his dad was only one year from a degree in engineering, but they came to the U.S. looking

for a cure for their son. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My parents came here just for me,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My dad tells me, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather risk coming here than risk losing you.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Within a week, he was diagnosed with easily treatable lactose intolerance. Fleming said the DREAM Act has received strong congressional support, but advocates are urging the Senate to act on the bill, which remains shelved in the Judiciary Committee. The legislation was first introduced in 2001, and was defeated in a 52-44 Senate 2007 vote. U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., is a co-sponsor of the current bill, and Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., voted for the 2007 legislation. Sen. Pat Roberts and Rep. Lynn Jenkins, both R-Kan., did not respond to calls asking for their position on the DREAM Act. At this point, Quinones said thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no way to know if the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will proceed with deportation, and it remains a prominent concern for him and his family as he gets ready to start at KU. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on my mind like every day, because at any point I could get deported,â&#x20AC;? he said. But he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t regret his decision, even if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sent back to Mexico. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would beâ&#x20AC;? worth deportation, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m tired of living like this, I want some change.â&#x20AC;?

national brief Bicyclist injured by cannon blast DURANGO, Colo. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A bicyclist riding in a multiple sclerosis fundraiser was bombarded by cannon blast in what authorities suspect was a teenage prank gone awry. The La Plata County Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office say it plans to interview five teenagers with their parents next week about the cannon that was fired at the bicyclist Sunday during the fundraiser in Du-

rango. Authorities say the blast was similar to what is used at sports events to celebrate a touchdown. Lt. Ed Phippen of the sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office says black powder and a paper wad holding it blasted out of the cannon. Phippen says the powder burned 37-year-old Ian Altmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legs. The explosion also lodged small pieces in Altmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legs and arms. He finished the race, then later was briefly hospitalized with a fever and possible infection.



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(Published in the Great Bend Tribune, August 1, 2010) -1t NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING THE GOVERNING BODY OF CLARENCE TOWNSHIP, BARTON COUNTY will meet on August 11, 2010, at 8:00 p.m., at the DAVID LEROY RESIDENCE, 955 NW 20 RD. for the purpose of hearing and answering objections of taxpayers relating to the proposed use of all funds and the amount of ad valorem tax. Detailed budget information is available at the DAVID LEROY RESIDENCE and will be available at this hearing. BUDGET SUMMARY Proposed Budget 2011 Expenditures and Amount of 2010 Ad Valorem Tax establish the maximum limits of the 2011 budget. Estimated Tax Rate is subject to change depending on final assessed valuation. Prior Year Actual Current Year Estimate Proposed Budget for 2009 for 2010 for 2011 Actual FUND Expenditures Tax Rate* General 15,496 2.701 Debt Service Road 51,301 7.324 FEMA 10,000 Special Machine.

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Public Notices (First published in the Great Bend Tribune July 18, 2010)3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BARTON COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Estate of VIVIAN M. ARCHER Deceased 2010-PR-72 NOTICE OF HEARING AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that on the 13th day of July, 2010, a Petition was filed in the Court by Kathleen L. Pafford, as the named Executor in the “Last Will and Testament of Vivian M. Archer” deceased, dated March 10, 2009, praying the instrument attached thereto be admitted to probate and record as the Last Will and Testament of the decedent and that Letters Testamentary under the Kansas Simplified Estates Act be issued to the Executrix to serve without bond. You are further advised that under the provisions of the Kansas Simplified Estates Act the Court need not supervise administration of the Estate, and no notice of any action of the Executrix or other proceedings in the administration will be given, except for notice of final settlement of decedent’s estate. You are further advised if written objections to simplified administration are filed with the Court, the Court may order that supervised administration ensue. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 9th day of August, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. in the District Court in Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. All creditors are notified to exhibit their demands against the Estate within four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. Kathleen L. Pafford Petitioner BROWN, ISERN & CARPENTER Attorneys at Law 1909 Lakin Avenue PO Box 1626 Great Bend, Kansas 67530 (620) 792-5388

Barton Community College is requesting bids on the following surplus vehicles: 1. 2000 Malibu (#38) 2. 1999 Dodge Van (#17) 3. 1999 Dodge Van (#14) 4. 1993 Dodge Van (#8) 5. 1976 Chev Stakebed Truck 6. 284 International Tractor and mower deck 7. 185 International Tractor and mover deck 8. DR wheeled string trimmer Please contact Jim Ireland at 792-9339 to make an appointment to view the vehicles. Bids may be mailed to: Barton County Community College; Attention: Jim Ireland, 245 NE 30th Road, Great Bend, KS 67530. Bids will be accepted until August 26th, 2010 (2 p.m.). All surplus vehicles are sold as is. Barton County Community College reserves the right to refuse any and all bids. ALL Real Estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.★★

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(First published in the Great Bend Tribune July 18, 2010)3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF BARTON COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Estate of: GLENNA MAE YOAKUM Deceased 2008-PR-129 NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED; You are hereby notified that on 13th day of July, 2010, a Petition for Final Settlement was filed in this Court by John Cross, duly appointed, qualified and acting Executor of the estate of Glenna Mae Yoakum, deceased, praying Petitioner’s acts be approved; account be settled and allowed; the heirs be determined; the Estate be assigned to the persons entitled thereto; the Court find the allowances requested for attorney’s fee and expenses are reasonable and should be allowed; the costs be determined and ordered paid; the administration of the Estate be closed; upon the filing of receipts the Petitioner be finally discharged as the Executor of the Estate of Glenna Mae Yoakum deceased, and the Petitioner be released from further liability. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 9th day of August, 2010, at 1:00 o’clock P.M. in the District Court , Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgement and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. John Cross Petitioner BROWN, ISERN & CARPENTER Attorney at Law 1909 Lakin – PO Box 1626 Great Bend, KS 67530 620-792-5388

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EMPLOYMENT Opportunities Larned Correctional Facility. If you’ve got the skills and the commitment, you’re in. Positions: Food Service Workersfull time. Call Janice At 620-285-8108 for more details FACS Teacher position is open at USD 112 Central Plains, Quivira Heights High School, Bushton, Kansas. This position is .5 for the 2010-2011 school year. Proposed to be full time for the 20112012 school year. Please forward resume to Steve Woolf, Superintendent, PO Box 109, Lorraine, KS or HAVE Micrometers. Will travel. Need help in your machine shop call: 620910-7237. IF you enjoy working with people and making a difference in their lives, Sunflower Diversified Services has the job for you! We have full and part-time positions open evenings, nights and weekends providing support for adults with developmental disabilities. After successfully completing initial paid training and starting new work assignment, receive $200 after-tax bonus. Must be 18, have high school diploma or GED and valid driver's license. Competitive benefit package. See website at <http://www.sunflowerdiv. com> . Apply at Sunflower Diversified Services, 8823 4th Street, P.O. Box 838, Great Bend, KS 67530, or if questions call 620792-1321.

KNOP Sand Co. taking applications for an experienced Loader Operator with welding experience. Benefits available. Call (620)5643166 for to set up an interview LOOKING for motivated Salesperson. 35-40hrs. per week, also part-time. Must be able to work weekends. Apply at Wolf Furniture Galleries, 3821 10th, Great Bend, KS NOW HIRING Full and Part-time positions. Apply in person after 5 P.M. daily at: Sonic Drive-In 3909 10th OPENING for teachers to provide early intervention for families with infants and toddlers with special needs. Prefer someone working toward early childhood special education degree, but will consider experience in early childhood or special education. Days are Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week for this full-time position. Valid driver's license required. Paid orientation and training time. After successful completion of orientation and start of new work assignment, receive $200 after-tax bonus. Excellent benefit package. Apply at Sunflower Diversified Services, 8823 4th Street, Great Bend, KS 620-792-1321.

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RECREATION Director position Open at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood, Kansas. Candidate reports to Administrator, must have current Activity Director Certificate and experience in long term care Recreation programs. Responsible for complete oversight of the department and other manager tasks, plan and lead resident groups in activities designed to meet their needs and provide one to one experiences, do required documentation, observe facility policies and procedures. Apply to Mary Drake Woodhaven Care Center 510 W. 7th, Ellinwood, KS 67526 620-564-2337

THE City of Claflin, KS (population 700) is accepting applications for a full-time Public Works Maintenance Person. Salary determined on qualifications. Must have or be willing to obtain Class I Water & Waste water Operator Certifications. Excellent benefit package. Applications accepted until August 3, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Applications available at the city building, 111 E. Hamilton. Resumes encouraged. 620-5873707.

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR DIRECTOR OF NURSING SERVICES GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY, ELLSWORTH VILLAGE BSN preferred but will consider person with an Associate Degree, RN. Interested persons should contact Georgina at 785-472-5000 EOE

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Tri-County Special Services Cooperative/USD 495 has openings for para-professionals for the 2010-2011 school year. The paras will work under the direct supervision of a special education teacher and will be a member of the instructional team providing direct or indirect services to identified students. These individuals are to motivate pupils, build their self confidence and increase services and resources available to the pupil, assist with instructional materials, supervise activities and safety drills. Para-professionals must maintain confidentiality of pupil behavior and progress records. You may call 620-285-3119 or 620285-3185 to inquire about these positions. Applications may be picked up at the district office, 120 East 6th Street, Larned, Ks. These positions will remain open till filled. EOE

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PART-TIME DRIVERS needed for passenger transportation routes with CATCH-A-RIDE public transportation. Positions require participation in KDOT drug testing program, ability to pass KCC physical, high school diploma or GED, must be 25 years of age, valid Kansas driver's license CDL NOT REQUIRED. Early morning, afternoon and weekend hours. Applicaitons accepted at Sunflower Diversified Services, 8823 4th Street, Great Bend, KS 620-792-1321.

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DOUBLE Drum Pulling Unit Operator Wanted, BCBS Insurance, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Quarterly Bonus, 401K Apply in Person, H-D Oilfield Service, 502 Foos Ave, Bazine, KS 67516, 785-798-7677, 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday-Friday.

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THE Fuller Brush Company currently has openings for 1st and 2nd shift Production and Manufacturing Technicians as well as a 1st shift Machine Operator position. Technicians are responsible for set up, maintenance and operation of a variety of complex production equipment and may be required to work in multiple departments, assign work to Operators and monitor finished production. Qualified applicants may apply in person, fax to (620) 7934515 or EOE VENTURE is now taking applications for a field mechanic. This position requires one to two years experience and your own tools. Apply at 214 S. Hwy 281 Great Bend, Ks or call Leslie at 620-7925921. Women and minorities are encouraged to Apply. Equal employment opportunity.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 3 @ 10:00 A.M. SELLER: PETERSON ELECTRIC LOCATION: LARNED, KS – CARR AUCTION GALLERY, 909 AUCTION AVE., W. HWY 156 GREENLEE TOOLS: (3) Sets #7646 Ram & Hand Pump Hyd. Driver Set, 1/2” to 2” Ko’s w/Case; Wire Dispenser #910/21982; Wire Dispenser #909/22875; 6000 Super Tugger H.D. Cable Puller Package, Pulling Force to 6,500 lbs.; (2) #687 Screw-Type Reel Stands; 1725 Foot Pump w/Hyd. Cable Bender & Case; Steel Stud Punch; Vac/Blower Fishing Sys.; Little Kicker 1/2” EMT Offset Bender; 2½", 3” & 4” Ko Punch & Die; Rope Stand w/3/4” Polypro Rope; Lg. Reel of Polypro Rope from ¼” to ½” to ¾”, Approx. 1,200’ Long. RIGID TOOLS: Conduit Bender ½” to 2” 1-Shot Bender w/Hand Hyd. Pump & Case; Conduit Bender 1” to 2” 1-Shot 90 Degree 2½" to 4” Segment Bending w/Case (No Pump); M. 300 Rigid Power Drive w/Stand & Tray; Btm. Screw Bench Chain Vise 1/8” to 4” Capacity; M.450 Port. TriStand Chain Vase; (2) M.2A H.D. Pipe Cutters, 2” Max; M. 12, 14, 18 & 24 Pipe Wrenches; (3) Spiral Ratchet Reamers to 2”; (3) M.12-R 1/2” to 2” Die Set w/Metal Case; M. 92 Adj. Pipe Support; Oster Power Drive w/Stand; Oster Geared Die Stock w/2½" to 4” Dies. MILWAUKEE TOOLS: Port. Dynodrill #4110 w/2-13” Dia. Suction Pads, Cross Bar, Vac Pump Assy. w/Switch, Gauge, Filter, Air Hose & Ftgs., Vac Reserve Tank, Water Collector Ring & Pump & 2½ ” Solid Back Dymo Bit; H.D. Port. Band Saw w/Case; H.D. Hole Shooters & Case; Sawzall & Case; Pistol Grip Rotary Hammer; ½-HP Drill; ½” Right Angle Drill & Case. BAKER – ROOS SCAFFOLD: (6) Sets Baker Standard 6’ Scaffold; 6’ Platform; (2) Platform Support Trusses; (2) 3’6” End Sections; (1) Pr. Base Ext. “G”; (2) Pair Auxiliary Platforms & Framing Assy., 6’ Single; (4) 5” Wheel & Swivel Br.; (4) 5” Wheel Swivel (No Br.) SHOP & MISC.: Lincoln 130-Amp A.C. Welder w/Kohler Eng.; Port. Oxygen & Acetylene Welding Set w/Tanks & Gauges; JD Space Heater #A150; Campbell Hausfeld Air Compressor; B&D 1/2" Impact Wrench; B&D 3/8” Air Ratchet; 3/8” Impact Socket Set, 5/16” to 3/4”; ½” Impact Socket Set, 7/16” to 1¼"; Rotary/Orbital Air Drive Sander; Truck Cross Bin; (2) Truck Drop Side Tool Bins; (3) Oak Slat Crates, 30” Wide, 30” High & 50” Long For Scrap Wire Storage, Etc.; Dbl. Dr. Steel Cab on Castors, 42” Long, 26” Wide w/(2) 24” Drop Leaf End Ext., (2) Lock Type Dbl. Dr. For Tool Storage & Pull Out Parts Drawer; 200/50/2 Amp Sears Battery Charger/Starter. PLEASE BE ON TIME! THIS SALE WILL TAKE LESS THAN 2 HOURS. For More Information, Call Don Peterson at 620-285-3725 (Mon. – Thurs. 8 am to 2 pm). 123 AC. OF ELLSWORTH CO. LAND


FRI., AUG. 6 @ 11:00 A.M. SELLERS: RON & DAMARIS SCHEPMANN LOCATION: HOLYROOD, KS—FIRE DEPT., 111 N. MAIN ST. (ENTER W. DOOR) LEGAL DESCRIPTION: NW/4 20-17-10, Ellsworth Co., KS., (less and except a 5 Ac. Tract), Consisting of 123 Acres, More or Less (Excluding Hwy. 156). TERMS: $20,000 Down on Day of Sale. Balance Due in 30 Days or Sooner With Title Approval. POSSESSION: Immediate on Open Ground Upon Signing of Contract and Receipt of Down Payment. Possession on Milo Ground After Fall Crops Are Harvested. There Are 45 Acres Planted to Milo. MINERALS: Seller’s Mineral Interest (Which is 20%) is Reserved for 20 Years. The Other 80% Is Reserved Perpetually. CROPS: No Crops Sell With The Land. TAXES: Sellers to Pay 2010 Taxes and All Prior Years. NEW 3-BEDROOM HOME


MON., AUG. 9 @ 12:00 NOON SELLERS: USD #349, STAFFORD, KS LOCATION: STAFFORD, KS--200 N. MAIN All New Construction: House Specs: 1568 Sq. Ft.; Full Basement; 2-Car Detached Garage; Safe Room Under Front Porch; 3-Bedrooms; 2-Bathrooms; Oak Cabinetry & Woodwork; Tile Floors In Bathrooms; Laminate Floors In Entryway, Laundry & Kitchen/Dining; Overhead Breezeway Between House & Garage; Energy Star Windows & Sliding Patio Door; 2x6 Exterior Walls; CH/CA w/High-Efficiency Furnace; 30-Yr Heritage Shingles; Textured Ceilings. Built By the Building Trade Class of Stafford USD #349 w/Contributing Contractors. See Pictures on our Web Site TERMS: $4000 Down on Day of Sale. Balance Due in 30 Days or Sooner With Title Approval. FOR MORE INFO, CALL DISTRICT OFFICE AT 620-234-5243. 495 CONTIGUOUS AC. OF PAWNEE CO. LAND


MON., AUG. 16 @ 11:00 A.M. SELLERS: MR. & MRS. LEE MUSIL LOCATION: LARNED, KS – CARR AUCTION GALLERY, 909 AUCTION AVE., W. HWY 156 LEGAL DESCRIPTION: N/2 (Less 5-Ac. Farmstead) & All Land N of RR in SE/4 29-21-20 & Approx. 34-Ac. in W/2 28-21-20, Pawnee Co., KS. 495 Ac., More or Less, Consisting of 290 Ac. Center Pivot Irrigated, 38 Ac. Dry Cropland, 81 Ac. Pasture, 36 Ac. Flood Irrigated & Balance is Cattle Pens, Pawnee Creek & Roadways. All Located Just West of Burdett, KS. WATER WELL INFORMATION: Vested Right PN 043 - NE/4 29-21-20 for 197 Ac. Ft. 8” Discharge, Nozzled at 700 GPM. Valley 8000 6-Tower System Installed In 1999. New JD Dsl. 4-Cyl. w/630 Hrs. 26,208 D-1 - NW/4 29-21-20 for 222 Ac. Ft. 10” Discharge. Nozzled at 750 GPM. Valley 8000 7-Tower System w/New $24,000 Sprinkler Pipe In 2009. New 40-HP Elect. Motor in 2005. 26,208 D-2 - SE/4 29-21-20 for 138 Ac. Ft. 6” Discharge. Nozzled at 300-GPM, New 15-HP Elect. Motor In 2002. Well Irrigates 72 Ac. Circle. Valley 8000 5-Tower System. All Irrigation Wells Have PVC Casings. More Than $25,000 Was Spent For Fiberglass Column Pipe & Installation In '06, '07 & '08. Wells Have Been Inspected For Chemigation Safety & Have State Chemigation Permit No. 1266. Two Wells Have Nitrogen Tanks For Chemigation. 25,403-02 - Stock Well - NE/4 29-21-20 - Services Musil Feedlot. Ks. Feedlot License For Less Than 1,000 Head. Also Has KDHE Livestock Waste Permit (#UAPN B006) For 750 Head. Lot Is Presently Leased. The Lease Shall Be Terminated No Later Than 12/31/10. Feedlot Contains (2) Trench Silos w/Concrete Floors w/ Capacity of More Than 3,000 Tons. Vet Bldg. w/Hyd. Squeeze Chute, Numerous Sheds & 1,884’ Of Concrete Fence Line Feed Bunks. Lot Receives Excellent Windbreak Protection. TERMS: $50,000 Down on Day of Sale. Balance Due in 30 Days or Sooner With Title Approval. POSSESSION: At Closing, Subject to Harvest of Fall Crops & Alfalfa: Land Planted to Corn, After the Corn Is Harvested; Feedlot 1/1/11; Land Planted to Wheat, Immediate on Day of Sale Upon Receipt of Down Payment and Signing of Contract. MINERALS: Sellers Are Reserving an Undivided 1/2 Fully Participating Mineral Interest for 3 Yrs. & as Long as Production Exists. CROPS: No Growing Crops to the Buyers. TAXES: Sellers to Pay 2010 Taxes and All Prior Years. 2009 Taxes Are Unavailable Due to Combined Tracts. Other Conditions of Sale: There Is An Abundance Of Deer And Turkeys. Entire Farm is Leased For Hunting For The 2010-11 Season.

THE DAMM BODY SHOP 1910 16th Great Bend 620-793-3631

Help Wanted- MEDICAL CLINICAL SPECIALIST Durable Medical Equipment Home Care Company is seeking a licensed CRT, RRT, RN, or LPN for a full time position in our Great Bend location. Applicants must have valid/active Kansas respiratory therapy or nursing license or ability to obtain one in 60 days. Positions include day shift hours, some on call, weekends off, holidays off, paid time off, assistance with CEU’s, health insurance, and dental insurance, Duties will include managing respiratory equipment, patient education, and some sales. Joining our team means a low stress environment and a family first atmosphere. Stop by 4010 10th St. in Great Bend or mail your resume to P.O. Box 1068 Salina, Ks 67402-1068. ELLINWOOD District Hospital seeking a Full Time Night CNA. Excellent Benefits. Complete an application at 605 N. Main, Ellinwood District Hospital or online @ www.ellinwooddistricthos

PERMANENT part time position for Quality Improvement Coordinator. Could work into full time for the right person. LPN or health care background preferred. Training provided. Come by 1905 19th St. for application and job description. 7925700 WE need one CNA for full time position on 2pm – 10pm shift. Check out our wage scale and benefits! Join our quality care team. You will like it here! Apply at Woodhaven Care Center. 510 W. 7th, Ellinwood, Kansas 67526 620-564-2337 Jackie Loughridge, RN, DON EOE/M/F/V/H

Lawn & Garden WANTED summer mowing: Year round yard maintenance, house keeping. Excellent references, good rates. Karst Home Lawn and Landscape. 620-2824127/ 620-282-3070.

Miscellaneous - Sale 1991 Toyota short bed deluxe truck, 4wd, 162,000mi, 4 cylinder, manual. Asking $2000 OBO. 5x7 trailer $400 OBO, 40 gallon fish tank with oak stand $350. Call 785-252-3363. CHESTNUT Dining Room set with Hutch. $600. OBO. Armoire Solid Oak. $400. OBO. Entertainment Center Solid Oak $100. 55 Gallon Aquarium Tank $150. (620)793-3863/ 620-639-4951★





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CHIHUAHUA puppies for sale. one black, one gray and white, one white and one brown and white. One male long hair Dachshund puppy. Call 620-546-6320. FREE to good home. 2 year old male Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Call 620-6640450★ REGISTERED Yorkie puppies. Seven males, $250-$300. Call for details. 620-617-3891. SHEPARD/LAB puppies. Adorable, love kids, free to serious only. Ready. 620-653-2285.

New, High Quality America’s Choice Mattress Sets, At Discount Prices! since 2000. All sizes, several styles. (620)793-6757 or (620)791-7017, evenings and weekends welcome. PICK up fuel tank with pump, front tractor weights, tame ducks and roosters 620-786-0702 REFRIGERATOR washer and dryer, stacked washer and dryer call 620-617-1063. Winnie the Pooh bed set with TONS of accessories (mobile, wall hangings, piggy bank, lightswitch cover, lg. & sm. animals...) Call 620786-4606★★ An easy, sure fire way to help your wallet grow – Sell your unwanted items in the classifieds. 620792-1211.

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SPORTING GOODS: 15 ½ FT. Thunderbird Boat/Power Trim & New Battery * Shot Guns 20 Gauge 870 Pump Single 20 * Duck Decoys * Steel Traps * Mec 12 Gauge re-loader * Fishing Poles – Tackle Boxes * 3 Burner Coleman Camp Stove LAWN & GARDEN: New 33” Cut 15 HP Snapper Rear Engine Riding Mower* 2- Broadcast/ Drop Fertilizer Spreader Mower * New Craftsman Gas Edger * Numerous Garden Tools * Wheel Barrow * MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS/ITEMS: Old Button Box Accordion * 3 Old Piano Key Accordions * Old Metal Clarinet * Old Records 33 & 78’s * Old Music Books and more.ANTIQUES/ COLLECTIBLES: Antique Side Secretary – Oak Cabinet * Antique Rocker * Steamer Trunk * Seth Thomas Mantle Clock * Roll Top Desk * Buffet ANTIQUE * Religious Glass Candle Holder * Salt And Pepper Shakers * Old style Lamp Table * Lane Cedar Chest * Framed 37 x 14 Mirror (Wall) * Montgomery Ward Kitchen * Crocks * Wash Board* Sausage Stuffer APPLIANCES: Whirlpool Kitchen Range / Self Cleaning Oven * Amana Frost-Free Refrigerator * Amana Chest Freezer * Carousel II Microwave * Apartment Size Refrigerator (NEW)TOOLS: Crafts Table Jig Saw & Band Saw * Foley Belsaw Saw Sharpening Grinder * 8” Craftsman Table Saw * Rockwell 10” Radial Arm Saw * Craftsman 36” Wood Turning Lathe * Sheet Rock Hoist Lift “Panel * New 12 Volt Car Trailer Winch FURNITURE: Lazy Boy Deluxe Hide-A-Bed Couch * Lazy Boy Recliner * Drop Leaf Dining Table With 6 Chairs * Kitchen Table With 2 Leaves And 4 Chairs * Lighted Corner Curio Cabinet (OAK) * 5 Piece (Dark Finish) Bedroom Set GLASSWARE/CERAMICS MISCELLANEOUS: Pasta Queen Noodle Maker * (old) 4 Piece Metal Canister Set * Bedding * Blankets –Manufactured & Hand Made * Several Church History/Anniversary/Commemorative Books * Misc Health Items * Towels, Tea Towels * FOR MORE INFO VISIT WWW.SCHREMMERAUCTION.COM * AIR CONDITIONED BUILDING * CONCESSIONS WILL BE SERVED!


NEW chocolate brown Lazy Boy recliners. Oak medicine cabinet (three sections with mirrors) (620)793-6742

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LARGE wood dining room table, two desks, one is a roll-top, living room set, part of a bedroom set, bakers rack, two Maltese puppies, recliner, occasional end tables, decorated mirrors, Kirby Sweeper, freezer. 620793-3446.


Saturday, August 7th, 2010 @ 10:00 A.M. Location: St. Joseph Parish Center, 214 N. Main, Ellinwood, KS

West Highway 156 • P.O. Box 300 Larned, Kansas 67550 Office: 620-285-3148

Real Estate for Sale PICTURE Book View: Large living, dining, kitchen food bar over looking TV/family room, large master bedroom, 13/4 baths, 44x11 garage. Entertainers back yards! Immaculate: Three bedrooms, long kitchen with food bar, dining, new replacement windows, new central air/heat. New walk-in F-5 storm room. Storage Bld. covered patio. Only 70ies. Brick: Surprising family room or master bedroom with 2nd bath. dining, walk-in rebath. price negotiable. New Listing: Two bedrooms, dining, unfinished basement, central air/heat, garage fenced. 50ies. Carpenters Dream: Three bedrooms, dining, utility, unfinished basement. Central air/heat. 40ies. Country: Reduced! Between Ellinwood/Great Bend. Three bedrooms, two baths, central air/heat, newer storm cellar, acreage, 2 double garages. Only 50ies. Albert: Two bedrooms, large kitchen, central air/heat. Storage basement. only 20ies. Kathleen 620-793-5684 Keela 620-793-6988.

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5949 Birchwood

CANCEL IF RAINY Three bedrooms, 1 & 1/2 baths, long kitchen with eating bar, dining. Walk-in-F-5 storm room. Garage, double drive. Delightful covered patio and back yard. Two storage buildings. Reduced! Reduced!

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2820 16th GREAT LOCATION for those who appreciate timeless traditional elegance will want to see this 3 bdrm., 1 1/2 bath, open kitchen w/open view of backyard & newer hardwood floor, full finished bsmt w-bath, 4th bdrm, family room, den, utility, garage, brick & vinyl siding, FA/CA, sprinklers & fenced yard.

5108 Timber Creek TASTEFULLY DECORATED Bender built ranch style home featuring great room with W/B fireplace, updated kitchen by Kustom Floor Designs, dining room, new hardwood & tile floors, office, patio room, rec room, 2nd bathroom, 4th & 5th bedrooms, 3 car garage, fenced yard and located in Walnut Creek Estate.

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IT'S A NO-NO! No painting, no fixing just move in and enjoy this 3-5 bdrm, 2 full baths, updated kitchen, full finished basement, large privacy fenced yard, sprinklers, well, D/A with XL driveway and much more.


Chimney Cleaning Home & Business Improvements THE CHIMNEY SWEEPS Chimney Cleaning Services W.E.B. Firewood Service Serving Homeowners Since 1982 Call Today 620-663-0733


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Any Announcement Made Sale Day Shall Take Precedence Over All Advertised Material. Partial Listings Only. Call, Write Or Check Our Website for Brochure.


VOLUNTARY Benefit Specialist Industry leader with over 85 years of growth, needs sales representative in the Great Bend area. Are you: A team player? Ambitious? Of legal Age? Bondable with good references? If you qualify, these positions will offer excellent compensation, benefits and opportunities for personal growth and advancement.

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NORTHSTAR CONCIERGE SERVICES. Member of the Great Bend Chamber. Call us for all your "helper" needs. Errands, deliveries, shopping, lunch orders, etc. Patricia 620-617-3499


All yard types, lots & acreage, free estimate. Call Miles 620-617-4341

A quick and handy reference for finding service professionals! Call 792-1211 or 800-950-8742 to be included.

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Rentals- Apartments Great Bend 2 bedroom, CA, newly remodeled. Upstairs Apt. $450/mo. 1431-1/2 10th. (316)619-2503


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Shop space for lease. 1,250 sq ft., heated, bathroom, 12 ft overhead door. 12 month lease. Call (620)793-7356.

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1700 Odell 3 bedroom, 11/2 Large family room basement. Location $59,00. 620-793-2175.

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3 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, multi-level brick home. Finished basement with office and theater. Shed in back with 6ft privacy vinyl fence. Lots of updates and beautiful neighborhood. 3,000 sq ft. 2221 Garfield. 620792-6066 for more info. WOW Exclusive: seller may help with buyers cost! Remodeled Basement, Removed walls. Added rooms, family room plus three more rooms, new carpet in some rooms. Ground floor has three bedrooms or family room, dining: Call us for a tour! Surprising inside! Owner/Realtor. 620-7936988 620-793-5689.

Real Estate- By Owner 3709 McKinney Drive. Frank Lloyd Wrightinspired "L Plan" in one of Great Bend's nicest neighborhoods. 2 bedrooms plus office loft/guest room overlooking sunken living room with cathedral ceilings and large fireplace. Two and 1/2 bathrooms, all updated; master bath with jacuzzi. Formal dining room, eatin kitchen, 2 car garage, covered patio, irrigation system. 2,250 sq ft. $249,000. 792-5330. THINGS are always cooking in the Classifieds.

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Celebrating Our 58 th Anniversary 2010 BUICK LUCERNE CXL ................$27,995 Loaded with Leather, etc.

2009 PONTIAC TORRENT ...................$21,275 Loaded with Leather & only 14K miles

2009 CHEVY IMPALA LT .....................$18,995 Loaded with Leather, Sunroof & More

2009 CHEVY HHR LT ..........................$15,995 Pwr Seat, Chrome Wheels & More

2009 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT ............$16,995 Sharp looking Factory Program Car

Redu 2009 PONTIAC G6 SEDAN .................. $14,995

2005 HONDA ACCORD EX ...................$13,595 Clean 1 Owner local car with Sunroof

2005 BUICK LACROSSE CXL...............$11,495 Loaded with Leather, Remote Start, New Tires

2005 BUICK LESABRE LIMITED .........$12,995

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792-2128 1101 WILLIAMS For a Complete List, Visit Our Website: WE ARE A FULL-SERVICE COMPANY SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1968.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES 1924 Broadway Great Bend $345,000 Professional Office Building



5223 10th Great Bend $150,000 Almost 2 Acres, 400' of 10th St. Fenced yard. 1913 Lakin Great Bend $59,000 3,500 sq. ft. Downtown location, across Court House Square 111 E. 1st Ellinwood $125,000 Established Bar & Grill with facilities for weddings and parties etc. 1037 Sheridan Great Bend

Well decorated office (34'x22') in the south side of Dr. Allison's dental office. It can be divided into a bull pen or used as one. Computer ready. Call Dortha Keenan 797-2418 or Keller Real Estate, Inc. 792-2128


Only 14K miles on this Program Car


800 Coolidge Great Bend $195,000 Office Bldg. w/ over 3,000 sq. ft. on ground partial bsmt.

NO BULL ... Nothing is too big ... or too small to be sold in a classified want ad. 620-792-1211.

TWO BEDROOMS plus full basement with family room, 2nd bath and another room, central air /heat. $495. 620-7935689.

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65 year old male. Looking for full time position with reliable firm. 20 years of experience in machine shops. 12 years experience as a corrections officer. Good driving record. Dependable. Call 620910-7237.

SMALL 3 bedroom. Appliances. $350/rent, $350/deposit. Year lease. 208 6th. (620)282-7022 or (620)792-7612

Rentals- Office Space 1450 sq ft of office space in an attractive complex at 1922 Main. Call (620)793-5434 weekdays between 8am and 5pm.

WOULD you like your homes or offices cleaned? Experienced, reasonable rates. Call: 620-617-6612.

OFFICE Suites. 10208000 sq ft. 620-7925251.

3421 Forest Great Bend $99,000 Medical Office or Professional Office Building 1017 A Jackson Square, Great Bend FOR LEASE Good professional office building or doctors office. Receptionist & lobby area, 4 offices or exam rooms, 3-1/2 baths, conference room or procedure room. Call Kevin Keller 620-792-2128.




117 N. Main Hoisington $24,900 Commercial Bldg. Great Location Mobile Home Park or Vacant Lots, could be divided Great Bend $52,000 2201 16th Great Bend $98,500 Professional Office Bldg.

2009 F-150, Supercrew, 4x4, 5.4, bedliner and running boards. As new, less than 10K miles. Will consider trades. 620792-0530.


Wanted to Buy BUYING Snake Root and other roots and herbs. 620-653-7668.

2000 Saturn. 207,000 miles. Good condition. Call (620)617-5685

CLEAN SWEEP (plus). God cleaned our house, let us clean yours. Expanding business. Sonya has taken on a partner. 35yrs experience combined. Residential, commercial cleaning. Free estimates. Call day or night 620-793-5472 or 620-639-2828.

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10,995 LS Sedan, Full Power ................................. 13,995 ‘09 Chevrolet Impala $ LT Sedan, Full Power .................................... 16,995 ‘05 Chevrolet Equinox LT $ All Wheel Drive .......................................... 12,995 ‘05 GMC Envoy 4x4 $ SLE Trim ................................................. 12,995 ‘06 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo $ 4x4 ........................................................ 14,995 ‘07 GMC Envoy 4x4 $ SLE Trim, Company Demo ............................ 15,995 ‘07 GMC Yukon 4x4 $ SLE Cloth, Sunroof - DVD ......................... Special 27,995 ‘06 Chevrolet Suburban 4x4 $ LT, Leather, Full Power ...................................... 24,995 ‘07 GMC Yukon XL 4x4 SLT Leather, Loaded ............................... Due in Soon ‘09 Chevrolet Traverse LS $ All Wheel Drive ........................................ 26,995 ‘09 GMC Yukon 4x4 $ SLT Leather, only 25,000 miles ................. 38,995 ‘03 Ford 1/2 Ton Reg. Cab $ V-8, Auto, AC .............................................. 7,995 ‘07 GMC 1/2 Ton Crewcab $ 4x4, SLE Trim, only 44,000 miles................ 24,995 ‘08 Chevrolet Colorado Crewcab $ 48,000 miles, Full Power ........................... 17,995 ‘08 GMC 1/2 Ton Crewcab $ 2 Wheel Drive .......................................... 18,995 ‘08 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Crewcab $ LTZ, Leather, loaded ..................................... 29,995 ‘08 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Crewcab LT, 4x4 ........................................... Due in Soon ‘06 Chevrolet 3/4 Ton HD $ Ext. Cab, 4x4 ............................................. 19,995 ‘08 GMC 3/4 Ton HD $ Crewcab, 4x4, SLE Trim ................................ 29,995 This Weeks Super Buy 2007 GMC Envoy 4x4 Sedan, Local trade, 66,000 miles ................


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'09 DODGE AVENGER SE ...........................$13,400 ‘09 CHEVY AEVO LT ...................................... $10,900 ‘09 DODGE CALIBER SXT ..........................$12,990 ‘09 FORD FOCUS SE ......................................... $13,900 ‘09 CHEVY IMPALA LT ..................................... $14,990 ‘09 BUICK LUCERENE CXL .........................$23,600 ‘09 CHEVY MALIBU LT...............................$18,400 ‘09 MAZDA 5 SPORT ................................$14,990 ‘09 PONTIAC G6 GT ..................................$14,900 ‘09 PONTIAC VIBE.....................................$13,690 ‘08 HONDA ACCORD EX ............................$21,900 ‘08 CHEVY COBALT LT ..............................$11,400 ‘08 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER.......................$10,900 ‘08 FORD TAURUS SEL AWD .........................$13,690 ‘07 CHRYSLER 300 TOURING........................$14,900 ‘07 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX............................$12,400 ‘07 HONDA CIVIC EX ...................................$15,900 ‘07 FORD TAURUS SE .................................... $6,900 ‘06 DODGE CHARGER RT .............................$18,400 ‘04 CHRYSLER 300M .................................... $8,495


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GMC of Great Bend


10th and Washington / Great Bend • 620-792-2491 / 800-734-0689 Hours: Mon.-Fri: 8-6:00; Sat.: 9-1:00


10 Equinox AWD LTZ DISCOUNTED $1,328 . . . . . . $35,287 10 Chevy Camaro LT Coupe Imperial Blue . . . . . . . . . . . $25,491 10 Chevy Malibu LT Stock#0043,Silver,with rebate . . . . . $19,979 SOLD 10 Chevy HHR LT Stock#0323,Gray, with rebate . . . . . . . . . . . $17,980 10 Colorado Crew Z71 4x4 Silver, with rebate . . . . . . . . . $26,955 10 Silverado ½ Ton WT Silver, with rebate . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,837 10 Silverado ½ Ton 4x4 WT Blue, with rebate . . . . . . . . . $24,455 10 ½ Ton Ext Cab Z71 4x4 Stk#0378, w/ rebate. . . . . . . . . $29,636 10 Crew Cab Z71 4x4 Demo,SAVE $8,000w/rebate. . . . . . . . . $31,356 10 Avalanche Z71 4x4Demo,SAVE $8,200w/rebate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $38,781 SOLD 10 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 Stk#0341, Red Jewel,w/rebate . . . . . . . . $39,758 10 Chevy Impala LT 7k miles, gray, luxury leather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,995 10 Chevy Cobalt 2LT Sedan 5,000 miles, red . . . . . . . . . . $15,995 09 Chevy Impala LT Sedan 20,000 miles, red . . . . . . . . . . $16,973 SOLD 09 Pontiac G6 GT Sedan Dark Gray Met, 36k . . . . . . . . . . . $13,978 09 Chevy Cobalt LT Sedan 33k miles, black . . . . . . . . . . $12,495 08 Chevy ½ Ton Ext Cab 4x4 Dark brown, 32k . . . . . . . . $26,995 08 Chevy ½ Ton Crew Cab LT SWB, white . . . . . . . . . . $22,995 07 Chevy ½ Ton Ext Cab Z71 4x4 33k,blue . . . . . . . . . $25,495 07 Buick Lucerne CXL Maroon, 39k miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,995 07 Jeep Compass Sport Apple Red, 37k miles . . . . . . . . . $13,995 06 Buick Terraza CXL SUV Sandstone Met.. . . . . . . . . . . $15,495 06 Chrysler Pacifica Touring AWD Gold . . . . . . . . . $16,888 05 Chevy ½ Ton Ext Cab LT 48k miles, dk red . . . . . . . . . $18,495 04 Chevy Impala SS 88,000 miles, Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 8,986 03 Ford Taurus SE Charcoal Metallic, 82k miles . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5,495 02 Chevy Impala Sedan Galaxy Silver, 84k miles . . . . . . . . . $ 6,995 01 Chevy ½ Ton Silverado 4x4 Red, 95k miles . . . . . . . . $ 8,795 99 Chevy Cavalier Z24 Coupe Apple Red . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5,495 96 Chevy ¾ Ton Silverado 4x4 Victory Red . . . . . . . . . $ 6,495 95 Chevy ½ Ton Extended Cab White . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5,495 IF WE DON’T HAVE WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR, WE CAN FIND IT FOR YOU.

Great Bend 620-793-7582

Jim Steiner

Ron Tournear Mike Burgess




SLE Cloth Trim. Full Power. Used as our Company Sales Demo NADA: $18,150 OUR SUPER BUY PRICE


17,995 19,995 $ 15,995 $ 13,495 $ 26,995 $ 15,995 $ 8,995 $ 8,995 $ 9,995 $ 8,995






2 to choose from, your choice . . . . . .ONLY


10P35A, Gray, Sunroof . . . . . . . . . ONLY 10P43A, Red, only 8k miles . . . . . ONLY 10P31A, Black. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ONLY

‘07 ‘07 ‘07 ‘06

10P47A, Silver, only 33k . . . . . . . . . .ONLY


9P97A, Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ONLY


9P90M, Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ONLY


9P100B, Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ONLY


10P51A, White, Sunroof . . . . . . . . ONLY


10V32A, Forest Green . . . . . . . . . . . .ONLY



10P23A, Silver, Z71, 4x4 . . . . . . . ONLY 10P18A, Blue, 4x4. . . . . . . . . . . . . ONLY 9P102A, Red, Ext. Cab, 4x4 . . . . . ONLY 9P90C, Blue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ONLY

‘01 ‘10 ‘10

10P28C, SLT, Reg. Cab . . . . . . . . . . .ONLY

10P49A, Blue, AWD, Sunroof . . . . . .ONLY


10P19A, Crew Cab, LT, Nice . . . . . . .ONLY


10P1A, Black, 4WD . . . . . . . . . . . ONLY 10P36A, Silver, 4WD . . . . . . . . . . ONLY 10P29B, White. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ONLY 10P21B, Silver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ONLY 10P48A, Blue, FWD. . . . . . . . . . . . . .ONLY


10V9A, 4x4, Leather . . . . . . . . . . . . .ONLY


10V19C, Orange, 4WD . . . . . . . . . ONLY






26,995 28,995 $ 25,995 $ 14,995 $ 8,995


11B2B, Black, Local, FWD . . . . . . . .ONLY

37,495 22,995 $ 34,995 $ 19,995 $ 16,995 $ 15,995 $ 15,995 $ 18,995 $ 17,995 $ 9,995 $ $




3008 W. 10th Great Bend $398,000 Prime Commercial Corner Lot 1015 10th St. - Great Bend Vacant lot - 175’x230’ - $49,500

Vehicles- Trucks 2001 Dodge Ram 1/2 ton, V6- long bed, runs great, clean interior, cold Ac, new tires, bedliner, $3,800 OBO. 660-3495333.


Vehicles- Cars


‘07 Mercury Grand Marquis



Great Bend 2 BEDROOM town house and possibility of bedroom in basement, attached garage, 11/2 baths, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer/dryer hookups. No pets, $569 a month with a one year lease. Call 620-786-0380 or 620-792-2354.

Classified Ads

FOR RENT Woodhaven Care Center Villa Senior Living Apartment Independent Living for Residents 55 or older 512 W. 7th Ellinwood, Ks One Bedroom Apartment, Private front entrance, Storage/work room, Kitchen Appliances, Washer/Dryer hookups, Emergency Call cords in, bedrooms and bathroom, Exterior Maintenance, Interior Repairs provided, Noon meal provided daily, Water and Sewer paid, Cable TV connection paid, Parking area at front door, Activities provided at Woodhaven Care Center Call to see – 620-564-2337

Vehicles-ATV 1999 Yamaha YZ 400 4 Stroke. Nice bike, new plastics, runs great. $1,800. 620-617-6157.

RENT OR sell on contract. 3-4 bedrooms. Needs work. 620-6177473. Don.

Shank. Shank. Shank.

Rentals- Apartments

Services HANDYMAN Extraordinaire. Remodeling, carpentry. sheet rock, Tile, Painting, Home and Office maintenance. Insured and good references Call Ryan. 620-757-5966.

2-3 BED BRICK RANCH. With double attached garage, newer FA/CA, very nice interior. Older couple preferred. Sprinklers with well. Long term lease or sale. No pets. $775. 620-7930994.

AVAILABLE immediately. 1223 Hubbard. All utilities paid. All appliances included. Spacious one bedroom. Well kept. Non smoker. Storage space available. Rent $450, deposit $450. One year lease required. (620)7922964

THREE bedroom mobile home 2 bath, new floor in living room/kitchen, large dining room, new single air/heat. New guttering, fenced back yard/landscaped. Two car garage connected to house with office and storm cellar. 610 Windmill lane. 620-5835401 or 620-603-6047.

Rentals- Houses 3 BEDROOM, newly remodeled. CA. $600/mo. (316)619-2503

Rentals- Houses

12X36 garage with or without lot. For rent. 620617-7473.


Rentals- Duplexes LARGE ground level 2 bedroom duplex. With or without appliances including a washer and dryer. Lease, references. No pets. $475/month. 620-793-0994.

1 to 5 bedroom houses and apartments. Full time maintenance staff. Most pets welcome. Call Earl at: MOSES PROPERTIES (620)792-8000 or (620)786-9888 (cell) Office 2015 Forest, Suite 205. m

Rentals- Buildings


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“Four Generations Serving the Cheyenne Bottoms Area for Over 81 Years”

1-800-794-4675 MARTY STEINERT 786-9152



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