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Kobach speaks to local Republicans Second Amendment focus of discussion. By ANGIE HAFLICH

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach talks about legislation for guns made in Kansas Wednesday at the Clarion Inn during a Finney County Republican Party reception.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach spoke about the Second Amendment and Kansas’ laws designed to protect it at a reception hosted by the Finney County Republican Party at the Clarion Inn Wednesday night. Kobach said the state of Kansas is a forerunner in seeking ways to not only protect the Second Amendment, but the constitution as a whole. Speaking of the 2010 amendment to the Kansas state constitution that specifies the right of every Kansan to keep and bear arms, Kobach said voter turnout broke a record that still stands. “The Kansas law reads, ‘A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for any other

lawful purpose.’ We put that in our state constitution in 2010. You may remember voting on it on the 2010 ballot ... The number of Kansans who voted yes for protecting the right to keep and bear arms was a record 88.2 percent of the public. No other state in America has come close,” he said. “That says something. It says more than, ‘We just like things that go boom.’ It also says we are a freedom-loving state. It says that we are a state that does not think the possession of arms should be prescriptive only to certain specially-trained government people. When you have the attitude that everybody ought to be able to keep, enjoy, use and defend themselves with arms, you’ve got a certain attitude about the people, about the people’s responsibility, about their ability to handle their freedoms, about their discipline to use these freedoms responsibly. I think that says something great about the people of the state of Kansas, over and above the fact that we like guns.” Kobach said recent Supreme

Court decisions indicate that the majority of the Supreme Court justices don’t believe individuals have the right to bear arms, referring to that as the bad news. “The good news is, in the state of Kansas, we are doing some incredible things to protect our rights to keep and bear arms,” he said, referring to recently passed Senate Bill 102. “It says, ‘If a firearm is assembled in Kansas and it never leaves the state of Kansas, then that firearm has not traveled in interstate commerce and the federal government cannot regulate it in any respect at all.’ And then it goes one step further and says, ‘If a federal agent attempts to regulate with a federal rule, regulation or statute, that federal agent is committing a felony in the state of Kansas.’ This is a serious law saying we believe the constitution means what it says and the constitution doesn’t say that the Congress has the right to regulate firearms. You won’t find anywhere See Kobach, Page A5

Area firefighters battle hay fire near Moscow

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Hay bales burn north of Moscow Wednesday as firefighters from area counties battle the flames. If winds shift and blow the blaze toward Moscow, the community may face evacuation.

Fire could force evacuation. By RACHAEL GRAY

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MOSCOW — The town of Moscow could face the possibility of evacuation this morning, if winds were to shift and blow flames from a large fire on the outskirts toward the heart of the small town. Since late Tuesday night, firefighters have been battling a blaze of burning hay bales at Bartlet Grain Co., on the north edge of town. Winds were 25 to 35 mph Wednesday, making battling the fire difficult. Moscow Fire Chief Darroll Munson said if those winds were to shift this morning, as predicted, Moscow would be in danger. “The biggest concern is if that wind changes, we’ll have to evacuate Moscow,” he said. Munson said that if that’s the case, officials will contact the Red Cross to set up a station for Moscow residents in Hugoton. According to Munson, some of the hay bales belong to Abengoa Bionergy while others in the massive stacks belong to

Cattle Empire. The high wind speeds Wednesday made it difficult to battle the fire. Due to the texture and density of the stacks of hay bales, fighting the blaze with water was difficult. On Wednesday afternoon, firefighters began to apply a flame retardant foam to the bales. “We’re hoping we can get enough saturation that it’s effective,” Munson said Wednesday afternoon. Hazard Control Technologies, from Fayetteville, Ga., was in the area already to give a seminar on the foam. Munson said since the company was in the area, they offered assistance and offered the product for firefighters to use. Munson said the loss so far is massive. “They lost about a third of their product,” Munson said about Cattle Empire. Abengoa lost about 20 stacks of 50,000 hay bales. “I was the first one on the scene at 11:45 (p.m.),” Munson said about the initial response on Tuesday night. More firefighters were called throughout the early morning hours Wednesday, See Burning, Page A5

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Firefighters took a brief break Wednesday afternoon in Moscow while battling a blaze of burning hay bales on the town’s north end. Officials don’t know what started the fire, and said Moscow may be evacuated this morning if winds change and fire threatens the rest of the town.

‘In Cold Blood’ DNA testing still inconclusive in Florida case TOPEKA (AP) — DNA testing so far has been inconclusive on whether two men executed in Kansas for the 1959 killings that inspired the book “In Cold Blood” can also be linked to the unsolved slayings of a Florida family weeks later, a senior investigator said Wednesday. Kansas Bureau of Investigation will continue testing material collected from the remains of convicted murderers Richard Hickock and Perry

Smith, Deputy Director Kyle Smith said. Investigators believe the men fled to Florida after killing the Clutter family in a gruesome case later documented by Truman Capote in his genreforming classic. “The analysis is not completed,” Kyle Smith told The Associated Press. “We are still trying.” In Florida, the Sarasota County sheriff’s office says it remains optimistic that it can

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resolve questions about the killings of four family members, just days before Christmas 1959. A detective there began investigating the case again in 2007. “Hopefully, science will be able to give us the answers,” spokeswoman Wendy Rose said. The KBI initially projected it would have definitive results from the DNA early this month, but the agency now has no timetable for when the testing will be complete.

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“Justice never rests,” Smith said. Hickock and Perry Smith were hanged in 1965 in Kansas for the killings of Herb Clutter, his wife and two of their children in the family’s farmhouse outside the southwest Kansas town of Holcomb. The hunt for the killers mesmerized the nation and drew journalists from across the U.S. to the small farming town. Capote’s book takes readers through the

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killings, Hickock’s and Perry Smith’s trial and their execution. It is celebrated because it reads like a novel; scholars have long debated its accuracy. Attention quickly turned to Hickock and Perry Smith when, only weeks after the Kansas slayings, a Florida family was killed. Cliff Walker and his wife, Christine, along with their two small children, were killed in See Cold case, Page A5

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SCOTT CITY — Virginia Mae DeWitt, 82, died T u e s d a y, May 28, 2013, at Scott C o u n t y Hospital in Scott City. She was born March 27, 1931, in Hillsboro, to David and Eva Janzen Krause. A resident of Scott City since 1962, Mrs. DeWitt was a hairdresser. On March 23, 1952, she married George DeWitt in Deerfield. He died Oct. 28, 2008, in Scott City. She also was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Glen Morford; and a brother, Lloyd Krause. Survivors include two sons, David DeWitt of Wamego, and Patrick DeWitt of Garden City; two daughters, Shawn Foster and Lori DeWitt, both of Scott City; a sister, Eyvonne Crase of Garden City; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Scott City. Burial will be at Scott County Cemetery in Scott City. Visitation hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City. Condolences may be sent at www.priceandsons.com. Memorials are suggested to Silent Angels Animal Shelter or to the church, both in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St., Garden City, KS 67846.

Scott Allen Tremmel, 45, of Garden City, died T u e s d a y, May 28, 2013, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City. He was born Oct. 10, 1967, in Omaha, Neb., to Larry and Judy Clark Tremmel. A former resident of Ulysses, Mr. Tremmel had resided in Garden City since 1988. He worked most of his life as a truck driver. On June 30, 1989, he married Deanne Farr in Garden City. She survives. Other survivors include four children, Katlin Hamilton of Leavenworth, Krista Morales of Ulysses, and Kendra Tremmel and Brandon Scott Tremmel, both of Garden City; his mother, of Ulysses; a brother, Bradley Tremmel of Ulysses; a sister, Lisa Miles of Ulysses; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral will begin at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Garden City Church of the Nazarene. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Visitation hours are 5 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net. Memorials to the Scott Tremmel Memorial Fund may be sent in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.

DEERFIELD — Patsy M. “Pat� Adams, 84, of Deerfield, d i e d S a t u r d ay, May 25, 2013, at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin. She was born March 16, 1929, in Sterling, Colo., to Jack and Melba Reed Marshall. She graduated from Rocky Ford High School in Rocky Ford, Colo. A 58-year member of the Deerfield community, Mrs. Adams worked for 30 years as the secretary for Holcomb School in Holcomb, retiring in 1994. On April 18, 1948, she married John B. “Jack� Adams in Syracuse. He survives, of the home. Other survivors include her daughters, Wendy Adams of Manhattan, Mikell Adams of Lawrence, Connie Adams and her husband David Butterfield of Lawrence, and Catherine Adams of Garden City; her sons, John Adams of Phoenix, and Ralph Adams and his wife Cathy of Topeka; her brother, Jack Marshall and his wife Jackie of LaJunta, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Christopher Adams, Ted Adams, Kristen Hunnicutt, Blake Bolan, Erin Capps, Jordan Crice and Max Butterfield; and nine greatgrandchildren. Mrs. Adams’ body has been cremated and memorial service arrangements are pending. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a memorial contribution be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital, in care of Campanella-Evans Mortuary, Box 232, Wamego, KS 66547. Condolences may be made at www.campanellafuneral.com.

SATANTA — Jewell Perl Swift Jr., 69, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Satanta Long Term Care Unit. He was born Oct. 21, 1943, in Strong City, to Jewell and Rose Everette Swift. On Oct. 20, 1963, he married Kay Seibel in Burns. They moved to Satanta in 1977. In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Dean Swift of Frazee, Minn., and a daughter, Kim Randolph and Dusty Hockett of La Junta, Colo.; three brothers, Charles Swift and Donnie Swift, both of Matfield Green, and Everette Swift of Smackover, Alaska; three sisters, Barb Rogers and Nancy Swartz, both of Cottonwood Falls, and Katherine Dean of Matfield Field; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant brothers; and a son, Allen Swift. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, Satanta. Funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Satanta. Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Matfield Green Cemetery, Matfield Green. A memorial has been established for the family, in care of Paul’s Funeral Home, Box 236, Hugoton, KS 67951.

DODGE CITY — Muriel M. Lawrence, 87, Dodge City, died S u n d a y, May 26, 2013, at G o o d Samaritan Home in Dodge City. She was born Jan. 1, 1926, Dighton, to Roscoe Bryan and Nettie Alberta (Miller) Gunther. On Feb. 18, 1945, she married Cecil Lawrence. He died in December 2001. She graduated from Dighton High School. She was a homemaker in Lane County and a cook at Amy School and Dighton schools. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Ross Gunther; and sisters Dorothy Phillips, Nila Zink, Bertie Honstead, Charlotte Davidson and Betty Shull. Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Sue Rombough of Andover and Linda Berry of Dodge City; a brother, Rex Gunther of Fort Morgan, Colo.; two sisters, Alice Smith of Denver and Joyce Shull of Dighton; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. today at First Christian Church in Dighton. Burial will be held in Dighton Memorial Cemetery. Memorials can be made in care of Boomhower Funeral Home. Visitation was held on Wednesday. Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net.

Damon Brown SATANTA — Damon Guy Brown, 53, died Monday, May 27, 2013, in Amarillo, Texas. He was born Sept. 5, 1959, in Satanta, to Theri Guy and Maxine M. Nelson Brown. Mr. Brown was a lifetime resident of Satanta. A Master Carpenter, he worked for JAG Construction and Lee Construction and later had his own construction business. Survivors include three children, Jazime Brown and Sheali Brown, both of Lakin, and Ian Brown of Lubbock, Texas; four sisters, Beverly Myers of Sublette, Deborah Williamson of LaPort, Colo., Angie Ives of Satanta, and Cindy Patterson of Copeland; a brother, Pride Brown of Kiowa; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Kim Brown-Meairs. Funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Satanta Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Dudley Township Cemetery in Satanta. Visitation hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Swaim Funeral Chapel of Sublette. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the guest book at www. swaimfuneralhome.com. Memorials are suggested to the Damon Brown Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.

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Ex Navy employee to plead guilty

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former U.S. Navy civilian employee says he will change his plea to guilty in a case that accuses him of leading a multimillion-dollar kickback scheme. In a plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court in Providence on Wednesday, Ralph Mariano says he will plead guilty to conspiracy, theft of government propSoldier to plead erty and tax evasion. The agreement says the guilty in massacre government lost $7 million SEATTLE (AP) — The to $20 million from his part Army staff sergeant in the scheme. charged with slaughtering 16 villagers in one of the worst atrocities of the Afghanistan war will plead guilty to avoid the death penalty in a deal that Under New Ownership Locally Owned requires him to recount the horrific attack for the Call today for first time, his attorney told an appointment! The Associated Press on Wednesday. Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was “crazed� and “broken� when he slipped away from his remote southern Afghanistan outpost and attacked mud-walled compounds in two slumbering villages nearby, lawyer John Henry Browne said. But his client’s mental state didn’t rise to the level of a legal insanity defense, Browne said, and Bales will plead guilty next week. The outcome of the case carries high stakes. The Army had been trying to have Bales executed, and Afghan villagers have demanded it.

Eva Radloff ELKHART — Eva Radloff, 88, of Elkhart, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Morton County Care Center in Elkhart. Garnand Funeral Home, Elkhart, will announce arrangements.

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Obituaries Loren Ray Coulter Loren Ray Coulter, 85, Garden City, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at his home in Garden City. He was born Oct. 21, 1927, in Alfalfa County, Okla., to Ernest Jerome and Annie Pearl ( M c C r a y ) Coulter. On Jan. 1, 1948, he married Lotus Altheda West in Helena, Okla. He attended school at McWillie, Okla. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was stationed in the Philippine Islands. He moved to Garden City in 1950 and was the owner and operator of Speeds TV for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Clifford, six brothers and four sisters. Survivors include his wife, two sons, Steven and Douglas Coulter of Garden City; a daughter, Anita Spanos of DeSoto; a brother, Raymond Coulter of Okeene, Okla., 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Church of the Brethren in Garden City. Burial will be held in Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home. Memorials can be made in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences can be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net.

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Lawmakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work stalls on tax, budget issues TOPEKA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kansas legislators Wednesday suspended work on tax and spending issues so House leaders could survey fellow Republicans about adjusting the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales tax to stabilize the budget. The House and Senate met only briefly on the 96th day of lawmakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; annual session, guaranteeing it will last at least a week past the time specified by the state constitution. The two chambersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; negotiators on tax issues had no meetings scheduled, and the lack of action on a tax plan held up consideration of a proposed $14.5 billion state budget for each of the new fiscal years, beginning in July. Still, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said the GOP-dominated Legislature was making progress. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to come up with a good budget and tax plan â&#x20AC;&#x201D; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to happen,â&#x20AC;? he told reporters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People just have to work through all the challenges. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard, and

theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working through it.â&#x20AC;? But Democratic legislative leaders criticized Republicans over the â&#x20AC;&#x153;gridlockâ&#x20AC;? and said legislators could create administrative headaches for the state if their session continues into next month. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Legislature is now wandering aimlessly into its 97th day with the Governor unable to lead it across the finish line,â&#x20AC;? House Minority Leader Paul Davis, a Lawrence Democrat, said in a statement. The sales tax was the key issue because Republican leaders disagreed about whether it should remain at 6.3 percent. The tax is scheduled by law to drop to 5.7 percent in July, but Brownback and top GOP senators want to keep it at or near its current rate to raise additional revenues to prevent budget shortfalls while Kansas cuts personal income tax cuts further. The tax legislation would follow up on massive individual income tax cuts enacted last year.

The House approved a plan earlier this year to allow the sales tax to drop as planned and make less aggressive income tax cuts than Brownback proposed. But on Tuesday, House members rejected a proposal that their GOP leaders offered during negotiations to set the sales tax at 6 percent. Speaker Ray Merrick, of Stilwell, met privately Wednesday with small groups of other House Republicans to get a sense of what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d accept. Merrick said after his day of meetings that no new plan had emerged from the talks. Other legislators involved in the discussions said House Republicans had a variety of positions. Legislative negotiators agreed last week on a spending plan for each of the next two fiscal years. But House GOP leaders were holding off on a vote until the two chambers have a firm agreement on taxes, frustrating their Senate counterparts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to walk out the door

with a tax plan and a budget plan that balances,â&#x20AC;? said Senate President Susan Wagle, a Wichita Republican. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The House has to take a position on one of those two items to start the process to end the session.â&#x20AC;? The state constitution specifies 90 days for the Legislatureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual session, though lawmakers can meet longer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and have 32 of the past 40 years. However, only eight previous sessions were longer than 96 days, with the record of 107 days set in 2002. Davis and Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley said a variety of â&#x20AC;&#x153;complicationsâ&#x20AC;? could occur from a long session, citing information from the Legislatureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s non-partisan research staff. For example, the Legislatureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top staff tax analyst noted in an email Monday that the state is required by law to give retailers 30 daysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; notice of a change in the sales tax, or it canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hold them liable for not collecting the tax at a new rate.

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Saline County to send juveniles to Junction SALINA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Saline County commissioners have approved a plan to house the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s juvenile inmates at a regional detention center in Junction City. The commissioner signed an agreement Tuesday to send juvenile inmates to the North Central Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Facility. The county will pay a $10,000 membership fee and nearly $405,000 a year to house the inmates. Saline County Sheriff Glen Kochanowski closed the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s juvenile center last month, saying a lack of staff and overcrowding were creating safety issues. The Salina Journal reports Saline County currently has 12 inmates housed in Junction City.

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Area residents check out the various departments, such as this area of patio furniture, Wednesday as they shop in the newly opened Menards store. The store is located in the Phase 1 portion of a retail development area at Shulman Avenue and the U.S. 83/50 Bypass.

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After many months of anticipation, Menardsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Garden City store opened Wednesday to steady traffic and eager customers. Menards, a home improvement store and contractor supplier, is the anchor in the first part of a two-phase, $67.2 million retail shopping development to be built on Garden Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s east side. The retail development, being built by North Carolina-based real estate company Collett & Associates, includes 400,000 square feet of retail space on more than 60 acres of land north of Schulman Avenue and south of Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club, east of the U.S. Highway 50/83 bypass. General Manager Lars Paulsen said store set up began three weeks ago â&#x20AC;&#x153;with empty shelves.â&#x20AC;? He called the community reception on Wednesday â&#x20AC;&#x153;fantastic.â&#x20AC;? A contractor preview was held Tuesday night, which got a â&#x20AC;&#x153;strong receptionâ&#x20AC;? and good

improvement merchandise such as lumber, a garden center with a full selection of plants and fertilizer, a hardware division that includes seasonal items and tools, tool sheds, patio furniture, storage items, a small selection of groceries and clothing, doors, windows, flooring, tubs, vanities, carpet, washers, dryers, garage doors, insulation, flooring, pet care items, bird feeders and food. Also available are paint, paneling, beds, air beds, pipe fittings, water heaters, plumbing supplies, lighting and rentals of tools, Rug Doctors and saws. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really like our displays,â&#x20AC;? Paulsen said. For the windows, for example, a window is set up the way it would be on a real home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve even designed six kitchens, so you can really get a feel for the different styles of cabinets,â&#x20AC;? Paulsen said. Customers such as Jerry Guerrero, Matt Quinene and Jason Ryman were excited about Menardsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; opening. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like the store. I hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been to a Menards. So far, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s real-

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COMMENTARY Dena Sattler, Editor/publisher

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Beef salute Annual event celebrates blend of history, future.

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eef production has been an economic force for many years in southwest Kansas — making it a strong local tradition, to say the least. A look around delivers plenty of proof, from grazing cattle to feedlots and meatpacking plants. And it’s all been cause for a grand celebration every year since the late 1960s, with What’s the biggest challocal residents lenge ahead in the beef and visitors industry? Add your comhonoring ments at the end of the the industry online version of this editorial at GCTelegram.com/ during Beef opinion. Empire Days in Garden City. Count this year’s Beef Empire Days — “Beef ... The Taste of Tradition!” — as another opportunity to celebrate the significant impact of an industry that for generations has energized the regional economy with cattle ranches, feedlots, packing plants and related businesses. The local event, which runs Friday through June 9, offers an impressive menu of educational and entertaining events for all ages, and helps people understand what happens behind the scenes in beef production. When it comes to tradition, the history of an industry that has done so much to drive the local economy always warrants attention. At the same time, its future matters even more. Look for Beef Empire Days demonstrations, events and other information to address innovation and related developments in a state that repeatedly turns out impressive numbers. Kansas ranked third nationally with 5.85 million cattle on ranches and in feedyards as of Jan. 1, 2013, according to the Kansas Livestock Association. The Sunflower State also was third in commercial cattle processed in 2011 with 6.4 million head — all the more notable at a time painfully dry conditions have exacted a toll. Feedlots and meatpacking plants in particular have been feeling the heat of severe drought for years. Soaring grain prices driven by drought meant more expensive livestock feed — costly enough to affect cattle numbers as feedlots found it tougher to operate. While the business always presents challenges, people in the industry have shown a willingness to improvise and make changes when necessary in order to prosper. As a result, the successful past and future of beef production in a region known for delivering a quality product will remain cause for celebration. Enjoy this year’s offering of Beef Empire Days.

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“It’s not a competitive barbecue. It is the backyard/Dad barbecue, so we’ve kind of been stressing that. It’s not super competitive. It’s just, ‘Come out and try your hand at cooking a brisket, tri-tip and ribs, just for fun.’” — Beef Empire Days Executive Director Deann Gillen-Lehman, from a story in today’s edition on the Beef Empire Days Battle of the Beef BBQ Challenge.

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magine you are a 19-yearold Marine. You are riding in a Humvee with four other Marines — your friends — when an improvised explosive device explodes. Two of your friends die instantly, but you are “lucky.” Though bloodied and bruised, you survive to fight another day. You will fight many more days, too. With our military stretched thin at hot spots across the world, our servicemen and women are serving more deployments than ever — some, as many as seven deployments during a 12-year span — and enduring more stress than ever before. The nature of war fighting has changed, after all. Unlike in traditional ground wars, today’s fighting men and women are battling insurgents. Attack can come at any time, from anywhere: IEDs, snipers, rocketpropelled grenades, firefights, ambushes, suicide bombs. If you’re “lucky,” you will survive more close scrapes. Sure, you will carry scars of war, but you will make it home. If you’re unlucky, you will be killed, severely wounded or maimed. More than 6,500 soldiers have died during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars — more than 50,000 have been wounded. Many of the wounded have suffered damage so severe, they are medically discharged and sent home. Imagine the transformation. One moment, you are strong and healthy. The next moment, a blast goes off and you are without an arm or a leg, or shrapnel is lodged in your brain. Back home, you are withdrawn. You don’t want to talk about what you experienced with anyone — family, friends or Department of Veterans Affairs doctors — because they can never understand. You bottle up all the memo-

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ries inside you — you try to bury the pain — but you probably will not succeed. You are likely to suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder — flashbacks, nightmares and disruptive memories that you cannot control — or, worse, Traumatic Brain Injury, which can cause a host of cognitive and emotional problems. You likely find it hard to transition to civilian life. You may be tempted to turn to alcohol, drugs or worse — the suicide rate among active and retired veterans is 22 a day. There is a reason why nearly half of our 2.5 million Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are unemployed — and more than 12,000 Iraq and Afghanistan vets are homeless. But you are a veteran. You don’t want pity. You were a trained warrior. You volunteered to serve. All you want is to talk with other veterans who experienced what you experienced — to reach out to a network of people who can provide you with the skills and support you will need to successfully transition back to civilian live. Well, thanks to retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Tom Jones, such support is available. Six years ago, as part of the Semper Fi Fund, which provides financial support to wounded, injured and critically ill members of the U.S. armed forces and their families, Jones established the Semper Fi Odyssey Transition Program (outdoorodyssey.org/leadership-programming/veteran-programming/ semper-fi-odyssey/).

The Semper Fi Odyssey Transition Program provides returning wounded Marines with six intense days of training and curriculum to prepare them for life after military service and strengthen their mental, physical, spiritual, emotional and social well-being. The program is conducted by team leaders, a good many of them who had been wounded, injured or critically ill warriors themselves who’ve successfully transitioned to civilian life. By the end of the week, participants develop actionable road maps and plan for life to guide their transitions, as well as networks of mentors and friends who will provide ongoing support — support that is essential to helping those who have served their country embrace the skills they will need to serve their families, communities and careers. We must take time to pay homage to the men and women who have served, particularly the wounded, injured and critically ill veterans who need a little added support. Donate to the Semper Fi Fund (semperfifund.org) or contact the organization to learn how you can volunteer. Better yet, hire one of these veterans to work for your company. They have received worldclass training, and developed impressive workplace skills, during their service. It would be one small way we can demonstrate our loyalty and support to so many young and women who have paid a high price to secure our freedoms. As the Marines like to say: Semper fidelis! Tom Purcell is a Pittsburgh TribuneReview humor columnist. Email him at Purcell@caglecartoons.com. Distributed by Cagle Cartoons Inc.

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all it the revenge of the 1 percent. President Obama bested Mitt Romney by portraying his Republican opponent as a rich businessman who used offshore tax havens and ran enterprises into the ground without regard for working people. On Thursday, senators held a confirmation hearing for Obama’s nominee to be commerce secretary: a billionaire who benefits from offshore tax havens, whose family owned a failed savings and loan and who is accused by unions of mistreating workers. Turns out the wealthy didn’t lose the 2012 election; rather, the Republican rich lost to the Democratic rich. This is not to question the qualifications of Penny Pritzker, the Hyatt hotels heiress and Democratic mega-donor Obama nominated. I suspect she’ll be a fine commerce secretary when she is confirmed, as she surely will be. But her confirmation hearing was a reminder of how wealth is power in Washington. A multimillionaire president nominated a billionaire who raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for his campaigns, and he sent her to be confirmed by the millionaires’ club that is the U.S. Senate. “You will certainly have my vote,” commerce committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (average estimated net worth: $103 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics) assured the nominee (net worth $1.85 billion, according to Forbes). “My hope,” said Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner ($228 million), is that “this committee will recommend you.” Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill ($22 million) told Pritzker, “I find it very refreshing to find someone who is stepping up like you are in this position.” Another committee member,

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut ($100 million), didn’t speak at the hearing but issued a statement calling the heiress “a longtime friend with a lifetime of business experience and acumen that will serve her well.” There wasn’t a mention during the two-hour hearing that the nominee had recently informed the committee that because of a “clerical error,” she omitted more than $80 million in income from the financial disclosures she filed. The hearing was in its closing minutes before anybody mentioned the tax havens. The ranking Republican, Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, did so almost apologetically, saying he was “going to channel Sen. [Chuck] Grassley,” a Republican who is not on the committee, who had said it would be “hypocritical” not to press Pritzker on “the kind of tax avoidance activity that the president dismisses as fat-cat shenanigans for others.” “I am the beneficiary of offshore family trusts that were set up when I was a little girl,” the nominee replied. “I didn’t create them. I don’t direct them.” Neither Thune nor anybody else followed up on her 70-word answer, and the family’s stake in the failed S&L got similar treatment from Thune. The audience was packed with Hyatt workers in red shirts and baseball caps representing Unite Here, a hotel-workers union that opposes Pritzker’s confirmation on grounds that Hyatt has “a broad pattern of labor abuses, including aggressive outsourcing, low wages and the mistreatment of housekeepers.” But the only senator to men-

tion the union complaint was Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), who appeared content with Pritzker’s assurance that she has a “good relationship” with labor before they moved on to discuss what the nominee called “the importance of salmon.” Republicans probably went easy on Pritzker because they saw her as the most pro-business appointee they’re likely to get from a Democrat. And Democrats weren’t about to give an ally a hard time. Pritzker and her husband have donated nearly $1 million to federal candidates since 1990, almost all to Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks campaign finance. She raised at least $500,000 for Obama’s 2012 campaign and was his campaign finance chairman in 2008. She contributed $250,000 to Obama’s second inaugural and about $120,000 to Democratic committees in the last two election cycles. This doesn’t mean the lawmakers were bought. But it does add to the impression that the nominee and her interrogators are all part of the same club of the wealthy and the powerful. About half the members of Congress have a net worth of more than $1 million, the center found — about 15 times the worth of the typical American household. And it’s a bipartisan club, from Republican committee chairmen Darrell Issa ($480 million) and Michael McCaul ($500 million) to Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi ($94 million). The Senate’s wealthiest member was John Kerry ($236 million), but he left to join an even more exclusive club. How exclusive? Well, it’s about to land a billionaire. Email Dana Milbank at danamilbank@ washpost.com.

am an Eagle Scout. I’m sure your first response is to thank me for sharing, unless you’re a Boy Scout official, who would prefer I don’t. But it’s true. Back in the dark ages of my youth, I compiled the required number of merit badges and completed the other assignments. So I got the Eagle. It was/is considered a badge of honor, and, as such, the framed certificate has long been displayed in my office. If nothing else, it causes anyone who sees it to wonder where I went wrong. However, as it became known that the Scouts’ traditional threefingered salute was one-fingered when it came to gays, I turned the award upside down to express my aversion to such discrimination. Well, now it’s on its side. Like the traditional half-empty or half-full debate, we can discuss whether it’s half-up or half-down, but the Boy Scouts of America have taken a step in the right direction. Finally, after all these years, they’ve decided to accept youngsters who openly acknowledge that they’re gay. While it’s a partial step away from bigotry — non-heterosexual adults are still barred from becoming leaders — it is enough to cause religiously intolerant and other purveyors of ignorance to have a hissy fit. Texas Gov. Rick Perry was prominent among those “greatly disappointed.” One of life’s important guiding principles is that if Rick Perry is against something, be for it, and vice versa. Of course, with most any credo, there are exceptions. Perry has expressed some thoughts about immigrants that fall short of the hatred we get from those in his usual posse. When it comes to gays, though, he’s right out in front of the backward movement. Unfortunately, he and others who fear instead of think are still able to exert the power of their hatred on public policy. Even as we witness majority acceptance nationwide of alternative choices manifested in the military nullification of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and spreading legalization of same-sex marriage, we still are burdened with bigoted public policy. The halting steps toward humane treatment of immigrants would have been stopped dead in their tracks had legislation to bring some sanity to the issue included a common-sense provision that would extend permanent residency to same-gender partners just as it does for conventional man-woman couples. This is mainly a result of political necessity. Senate Republicans who signed on to the compromise largely because their party has been hammered by the negative Hispanic vote, nevertheless said extending the proposal to include gays would poison any chance of getting GOP support. So the Democrats swallowed their pride and their principles, allowing simple fairness to be kept out. All this could well be affected by rulings that are due from the Supreme Court, particularly the one that will decide whether the Defense of Marriage Act should be upheld. DOMA blocks federal benefits from all but families made up of husbands and wives. If the Supremes overturn that, it ultimately could doom inequitable laws such as those pertaining to immigration. Of course, there are two huge “ifs” involved: as in, IF the proposal is passed in the House, which sits on the extreme right wing of the Capitol; and, of course, IF the justices overturn DOMA. We’ve gotten a bit smug about how the attitudes have improved toward those who embrace nontraditional love. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of tolerance for intolerance, and even worse a virulent narrow-mindedness that has disproportionate influence on our laws. The uproar over the Boy Scouts reflects that. The fact that there was such agony over taking a half-step ahead demonstrates just how far we all have to go. By the way, Rick Perry is an Eagle Scout, like I am. It just goes to show that any shining honor can sometimes be tarnished. Emmy Award-winning reporter Bob Franken served as CNN’s Capitol Hill correspondent and as a Supreme Court and White House reporter. Distributed by King Features Syndicate Inc.


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and eventually firefighters from Morton, Grant, Seward, and Haskell counties and Lakin responded. If Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts and the foam donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work, firefighters could be battling the burning bales for four to five days, Munson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If it does work, we could have this out later (Thursday),â&#x20AC;?

Munson said Wednesday. Munson said the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Ashley Slemp owns The Store, a business located across the street to the south of the burning hay bales. Slemp opened the store at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday so emergency crews could get food and water. Later that morning, she served breakfast to those

helping fight the fire. Local residents have been donating Gatorade and water. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They talked about evacuating earlier. I wish they would,â&#x20AC;? she said at about noon Wednesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very nervous, scared and upset,â&#x20AC;? she said. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Stevens County and surrounding areas early

Wednesday. A wind advisory, with speeds up to 35 mph, also had been issued Wednesday. Crews were filling semitrailers of hay from the unburned supply on Wednesday. Tate Williams, 15, said he woke up at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to the sound of his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s firefighter radio. Williams said the fire emergency reminded him of a 2011 fire when Satanta was evacu-

ated. That fire damaged homes and forced an evacuation of Satanta. Williams said the hay at the northern edge of town has become a staple. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be weird not being able to jump on the hay bales,â&#x20AC;? he said. A call to the state fire marshallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office seeking comment Wednesday afternoon was not immediately returned.

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in article one, the right to regulate firearms, and for years, Congress has been regulating firearms under the guise of regulating interstate commerce. Article One Section 8 gives Congress the right to regulate commerce between the states ... So we drafted this law to say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What if the firearm never enters interstate commerce, never leaves the state of Kansas?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wrote a letter

to Gov. Sam Brownback claiming it is unconstitutional, but Kobach said the point being made by the law is in regard to interstate commerce, as well as the 10th Amendment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are in a really interesting period in American politics where you have a number of states that are telling the federal government, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You are flat-out wrong. You do not understand our constitution and we are standing up for the original meaning of the

constitution,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s encouraging that states are stepping out bravely and broadly in defense of our rights. I would say the state of Kansas is right there in the front of the pack. Certainly Texas is there, Montana, Oklahoma, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia â&#x20AC;&#x201D; those are the states at the top of the pack wanting to defend our constitution, wanting to defend our Second Amendment and wanting to defend our 10th Amendment.â&#x20AC;?

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their home in Osprey, Fla., south of Sarasota. The case was never solved. Investigators believed Hickock and Smith fled to Florida after killing the Clutter family, then traveled to Las Vegas, where they were captured. A lie detector test cleared them of the Walker slayings â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but in 1987, a polygraph expert declared that such tests were worthless in the 1960s. Christine Walker also had been raped, so Florida authorities sought to compare a DNA profile from semen on her clothing to the DNA profiles taken from the remains of Hickock and Smith.

The convicted murderers were buried in Lansing. Kansas officials had their remains exhumed in December so state investigators could collect bone fragments for DNA samples. Kyle Smith said the KBI will eventually turn over results of the DNA tests to Florida officials who will announce any links between the cases. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Cold Bloodâ&#x20AC;? alludes to the Walker killings in a short passage; Capote incorrectly states that the slayings occurred near Tallahassee, Fla., about five hours north of the actual scene. He also relates a conversation between Hickock and Smith on a beach in Miami, and has Smith speculating that â&#x20AC;&#x153;a luna-

ticâ&#x20AC;? copied the Kansas killings. The book says that in reply, Hickock â&#x20AC;&#x153;shrugged and grinned and trotted down to the oceanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edge.â&#x20AC;? Authorities in Florida have said Hickock and Smith were spotted at least a dozen times from Tallahassee to Miami. On the day of the Walker slayings, authorities have said, Hickock and Smith bought items at a Sarasota department store. The Sarasota County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s detective who began re-investigating the Walker deaths in 2007 said the Walkers had been considering buying a 1956 Chevy Bel Air, the kind of car Hickock and Smith were driving through Florida.

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Many people who buy their own health insurance could get surprises in the mail this fall: cancellation notices because their current policies arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t up to the basic standards of President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health care law. They, and some small businesses, will have to find replacement plans â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and that has some state insurance officials worried about consumer confusion. Rollout of the Affordable Care Act is going full speed ahead, despite repeal efforts by congressional Republicans. New insurance markets called exchanges are to open in every state this fall. Middle-class consumers who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get coverage on the job will be able to pick private health plans, while low-income people will be steered to an expanded version of Medicaid in states that accept it. The goal is to cover most of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nearly 50 million uninsured, but even Obama says there will be bumps in the road. And discontinued insurance plans could be another bump. Also, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem

to square with one of the presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best known promises about his health care overhaul: â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you like your health care plan, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to keep your health care plan.â&#x20AC;? But supporters of the overhaul are betting that consumers wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t object once they realize the coverage they will get under the new law is superior to current bare-bones insurance. For example, insurers will no longer be able to turn people down because of medical problems. Other bumps on the road to the new health care law include potentially unaffordable premiums for smokers unless states act to waive them, a new $63-per-head fee that will hit companies already providing coverage to employees and dependents, and a long-term care insurance program that had to be canceled because of the risk it could go belly up The Obama administration did not respond directly to questions about the potential fallout from cancellation notices. Instead, Health and Human Services spokeswoman

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Joanne Peters released a prepared statement saying: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beginning in October, individuals and small businesses will be able to shop for insurance in the marketplace, where we are already seeing that increased competition and transparency are leading to a range of options for quality, affordable plans.â&#x20AC;? For the most part, state insurance commissioners are giving insurers the option of canceling existing plans or changing them to comply with new federal requirements. Large employer plans that cover most workers and their families are unlikely to be affected. Seen as consumer safeguards by the administration, the new requirements limit costs paid by policyholders, and also expand benefits. That includes better preventive care, and also improved prescription coverage in many cases. The most important feature may be protection for your pocketbook if you get really sick: The new plans limit copayments and other outof-pocket costs to $6,400 a year for individuals.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marthaâ&#x20AC;? since the first grade, although we began to drift apart after college. But we always talked about our future weddings and vowed to attend each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Meanwhile, I moved to the East Coast, and Martha moved to the West Coast. We stayed in touch and occasionally saw each other in our hometown. I was not asked to be a bridesmaid at Marthaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedding, but I traveled to California with my fiance to attend and also went to her bridal shower in our hometown. Very few others did because of the cost and the distance. Her parents told me they were thrilled that I was there. About 10 months after Marthaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedding, I married on the East Coast. Of course, Martha was invited, but she RSVPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d that she could not attend. She gave no reason. My first anniversary is approaching, and I have yet to hear any words of congratulations from my â&#x20AC;&#x153;best friendâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D; no card or gift or even a phone call. I also havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t heard anything from her parents. Back in my hometown, my mother occasionally runs

Southwest Community Senior center pitch Bob Ellis won high in the two tables of senior center pitch played Tuesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Second place went to Elvin Hazen. Maybelle Bowen took third.

Senior center pinochle Bob Baker won high in the three tables

of senior center pinochle played May 22 at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Betty Schreibvogel took second place. Jerry Wallace placed third.

Senior center bridge Carol Bradstreet won high in the two tables of senior center bridge played Friday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Second place went to Pat Bird. Betty Harsh took third.

DEAR DR. ROACH: flu twice in the past eight Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m 61. Nearly a months. I feel year ago, I had lousy more often chest pain that TO YOUR than I feel well, brought me to and the respirathe emergency GOOD HEALTH tory stuff just room, and I hangs on and on. was diagnosed At this point I with blockages wonder whether in my coronary taking care of arteries. I was my heart is a treated with good idea, since four stents and Keith Roach, M.D. if I feel rotten cardiac rehab. North America Syndicate all the time, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m taking the dropping dead usual collecdoesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem all tion of meds for my heart that bad. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P.S. (Plavix, Coreg, Pravachol When people and lisinopril), as well as have such a drastic dorzolamide for glaucoma, change in their lives, as Wellbutrin for depression you did a year ago, it can and occasionally Ambien have a profound impact. to help me sleep. Getting a diagnosis of At the same time, I coronary artery disease was diagnosed with type 2 or diabetes changes the diabetes, which I manage way you think about your with diet and exercise. body. In addition, you The problem is that I started taking six or seven am constantly cold, even medications, made a big in rooms that should be change in your diet and comfortable, and I keep lost more than 15 percent getting sick. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had the of your body weight.

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Baby wipes may not be flushable Dear Heloise: I am a retired engineer from a water-system company. Recently, I met with my fellow workers, who are still employed, for lunch. They complained that baby wipes coming into the plant are causing a huge problem. Apparently, more and more of these wipes are being disposed of in sewer systems, and they are nondegradable. They bind the screens going into the plant and knot together to form ropes as long as 40 feet. Further upstream, they form into balls and plug sewer pipes. Please advise your readers to purchase only biodegradable products or deposit those that are nondegradable some-

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GARDEN CITY 12 x 12 Al-Anon Family Groups (For families and friends of alcoholics/addicts) Thursday @ 7:00 pm. 116 Chestnut (A.A. Hall) Attention Parents: Does your day care provider have a license to watch children?. It!s the law that they do! Licensed daycare providers give positive discipline, enjoy working with children, and have been screened for any history of physical or sexual assault against children or substance abuse. Illegal care is against the law. Want to become licensed? Call Maggie Baker RN, child care Surveyor, Finney CO Health Department (620) 272-3600. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings. Monday & Saturday 7pm; Saturday Book Study 6pm. St. Catherine Hospital Classroom 1. [North entrance west of Emergency room â&#x20AC;&#x201D; follow hall to 1st elevator go to LL exit elevator turn left then right 1st room on right.] or call 620-899-5420. Children welcome, parents are responsible for their children.

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(Published in The Garden City Telegram Thursday May 23, 30 and June 6, 2013.) IN THE TWENTY FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT, FINNEY COUNTY, KANSAS PROBATE DEPARTMENT IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF WANDA LUNA-ALLENBAUGH, Deceased. Case No. 12 PR 16 Title to Real Estate Involved Pursuant to Chapter 59

You are notified that on May 2, 2013, an Amended Petition for Probate of Will and Issuance of Letters Testamentary and Petition for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem was filed in this Court by Mark W. Luna, an heir, and Executor named in the Last Will and Testament of Wanda Luna-Allenbaugh, deceased, dated December 16, 1999, requesting that the instrument attached thereto be admitted to probate and record as the Last Will and Testament of the decedent; Letters Testamentary under the Kansas Simplified Estates Act be issued to Executor to serve without bond. You are further advised 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 Executor 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 to the Petition on or before June 13, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the District Court, in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail to file your written defenses, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition.

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KEARNY COUNTY HOSPITAL LAKIN, KANSAS HIGH PLAINS RETIREMENT VILLAGE which is the long term care unit of Kearny County Hospital is accepting Certified Nurse Aide applications, We are committed to providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our residents. Applications may be picked up at either HPRV or KCH business office or downloaded at www.kearnycountyhospital.com or www.kearnycountyhospital.com. Kansas certification required. Contact: Donna Winright, Human Resource Director Kearny County Hospital 500 Thorpe St., Lakin, KS 67860 620-355-1520

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EOE. Physical exam and drug testing required. (Published in The Garden City Telegram Thursday, May 30, 2013) Notice Concerning Proposed Kansas Air Quality Construction Permit and Public Hearing

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Notice is hereby given that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is soliciting comments regarding a proposed air quality construction permit. The Kansas Municipal Energy Agency (KMEA), 6300 W. 95th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212, has applied for an air quality construction permit in accordance with the provisions of K.A.R. 28-19-300 to construct and operate a new peaking electrical generation site named the Jameson Energy Center (JEC), located at 325 S. Jennie Barker Road, Garden City, KS 67846. Emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon monoxide (CO), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter (PM), PM with a diameter less than 10 microns (PM10), hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), and carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) were evaluated during the permit review process. A public comment period has been established to allow citizens the opportunity to express any concerns they may have about this proposed permitting action. The public comment period is to begin on May 30, 2013 and end at noon on July 1, 2013. All comments should be submitted in writing to Ann Spitz, Bureau of Air, 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 310, Topeka, KS 66612-1366. Written comments may also be presented at the public hearing, which is tentatively scheduled for July 8, 2013, unless the public hearing is cancelled. Any member of the public may request that a public hearing be held to receive comments on the proposed issuance of the draft air quality construction permit. A written request to hold a public hearing should be sent to the attention of Ann Spitz at the address listed above, or by FAX to (785) 291-3953, and must be received by noon on July 1, 2013. If a pertinent request is received, a public hearing is tentatively scheduled by the KDHE at the Garden City Community College (Joyce Fine Arts Bldg.), 801 Campus Drive, Garden City, KS 67846 on Monday, July 8, 2013 beginning at 5:00 p.m. and continuing until audience members have an opportunity to submit comments. If no pertinent requests to hold the public hearing are received by noon on July 1, 2013, the public hearing will be cancelled. A notice of the cancellation will be posted at the KDHE website at www.kdheks.gov/bar/publicnotice.html. If a hearing is conducted, all interested parties will be given a reasonable opportunity to present their views orally or by submission of written materials during the hearing. In order to give all parties an opportunity to present their views, it may be necessary to request that each participant limit oral presentations to a specific time limit. Any individual with a disability may request accommodation in order to participate in the public hearing and may request the proposed materials in an accessible format. Requests for accommodation must be made no later than June 28, 2013 by contacting Ann Spitz at (785) 368-6683. Copies of the proposed permit, permit application, all supporting documentation, and all information relied upon during the permit application review process are available for public review for a period of 30 days from the date of publication during normal business hours (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM) at the KDHE, Bureau of Air (BOA), 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 310, Topeka, KS 66612-1366. A copy of the proposed permit and all supporting documents can also be reviewed at the KDHE Southwest District Office, 302 West McArtor Road, Dodge City, Kansas 67801-6098. To obtain or review the proposed permit and supporting documentation, contact Ann Spitz, (785) 368-6683, at the central office of the KDHE or Ethel Evans, (620) 356-0596 at the Southwest District Office. The standard departmental cost will be assessed for any copies requested. These same materials are available, free of charge, at the KDHE Bureau of Air website, www.kdheks.gov/bar/index.html. Robert Moser, MD, Secretary Kansas Department of Health and Environment 224000


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Saturday, June 1st 8:00 am to 12:00pm 1608 E. Fulton Plaza Garden City (East of Probuild) Clothes, Furniture, Accessories, Lots of Miscellaneous Items. Cash only, Donations Welcome. All proceeds go to the family of Rebekah Vicente for Medical expenses.

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3 2312 OAKLEY ST Friday 2-6pm, Saturday 8am-1pm. Computer desk, baby swing, home decor, clothes, misc.

Wearing Apparel Wedding Gowns, Prom Dresses & QuinceaĂąera Dresses!

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Bargains Plus Consignment 308 N. 7th, Garden City Tue-Sat 10am-4pm. www.gctbargains.com

Sporting Equipment GLASTRON SKI/FISH 17! boat w/trailer. 175 HP Johnson, 2 fish finders, lots of extras. $4500. (620) 275-5780

Musical Instruments EVERETT CONSOLE Piano and Bench. Like new & beautiful. (620) 276-3509

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2006 HONDA Accord LX - V6, 4 Door, 76K Great Car in!Great Condition.!White w/Tan Cloth Interior.!Asking $10,500. Please call (620) 277-8070.

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2002 E150 Cargo Van. 78K, ladder rack, tool bins, $6750; 2009 E150 cargo van, 26k, ladder rack, rool bins, $14,000. Big L Sales, 620-276-3189.

AKC LAB PUPS Ready June 5th. 7 males. Blk, choc, wht, golden. 620-952-2506

2010 CHEVY Tahoe LT. 4X4. Leather, 69k miles $27,800 OBO. 620-353-4223

FOR SALE: White Geese. (620) 276-3761

1997 FORD F150. 4WD. Needs motor Can be fixed or used for parts. $1200 OBO. (620) 805-2433

FREE KITTENS. 3 Siamese colored, 1 black. 9 weeks old. (620) 805-6017.

8 1610 GLENELLEN. Lots of everything. Fri 5-8. Sat 8-12.

HUGE CLEARING OUT SALE! Cash only. 1518 Pioneer Rd. Thurs & Fri 7a-6p. Sat 7a-2p.

10 2817 SQUIRE Pl. 2 tvs, lots of household items, clothes, misc. Fri 12-7. Sat 8-12.

Pickups & Trucks 2010 Toyota Tacoma. Reg. Cab, 2WD, 4 cyl., AT, 6k miles, warr. $15,000. (785) 628-8726.

Motorcycles & ATVs 2001 APRILIA FALCO 1000, $4000. (620) 295-0723

2005 DYNA Wide Glide Harley Davidson. Black Cherry. 88 cubic in. For FOR SALE: 2004 more info call (620) Freightliner Columbia. 640-2805. 645K miles. $18k. 2010 Tempte grain hopper. 2008 HONDA Goldwing GL. Over $2k in $25k. 620-338-7547 add-ons. 27,500 miles. Selling your vehicle? Excellent condition. Did you know parking $16,900. Call (620) your vehicle on city 640-8319 for more instreets, right-of-ways formation. and other public propAuto Parts & Services erty is prohibited in Garden City? The City Cargo cover and of Garden City ordi- sliding cargo divider. nance No 86-2 (88) Fits Nissan Xterra. states in part â&#x20AC;&#x153;No per- Great for traveling. Exson shall park a vehicle cellent condition. See upon any roadway for at Bargains Plus Conthe principal purpose signment, 308 N. 7th, of: (a) Displaying such Garden City. Tuesdayvehicle for sale (b) Saturday 10am-4pm. Washing, greasing or www.gctbargains.com repairing such vehicle RVs & Campers except repairs necessi1999 COLEMAN tated by an emerPOP-UP camper. 20!, 2 gencyâ&#x20AC;?. Violations of king size beds, AC, this ordinance May reself-contained, new tire sult in a $40 fine and & awning. $2800. (620) court costs. 872-2718.

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Trailers 1999 TIMPTE Super Hopper trailer. Call after 4pm for information. (620) 260-7286 24 FT Aluminum car hauling trailer. Lightly hauled. $8k with generator. $7k without generator. 620-272-3120

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2313 & 2315 C Street Friday 4-7pm, Saturday 8am-noon. Royal Ensfield 500cc motorcycle, end tables, queen comforters, porcelain dolls, lots of misc.

12 1705 PARKWOOD Ln. Multi-Family Yard Sale! Fri 8a-?. Sat 8a-12p.

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14 2906 WINDMILL. Friday 10am-5pm. Girls & boys clothes, toys & misc.

Commercial Rentals FOR RENT: 40! x 123! x 14! Warehouse/Shop Building with offices, bathrooms, and 20! x 13! D.S. door. 150 N Industrial Drive. (620) 275-6142 or (620) 640-4149 SHOP & office building. 923 Zerr Rd. $950 month. 620- 276-2053.

Wanted to Rent Young man looking for affordable place to rent. Call Luke @ (620) 640-0062.

Commercial Real Estate 4355 CHAMBER Drive, Garden City. 6 acres, parcels & prices negotiable. (620) 276-3087, (620) 765-0239.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY for sale or lease in Great Bend, KS. (40,000 sq ft) Manufacturing Warehouse facility with offices in a prime location sitting on approx 8 acres. Ideal for Oilfield operations, welding, equipment storage etc. Call (620) 786-5172 for more information. Q00052766

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MOBILE HOME park for sale in Garden City. Serious inquiries only. Residential Rentals (620) 277-0131 or (620) 1 BEDROOM Apt. 640-0857. $375/375. Call (620) 640-7217 for more info. Real Estate 2105 BELMONT Garden Grove Garden City, KS Properties LLC 998 sq.ft. with full baseBeautifully ment, 2+2 bedroom, 1, remodeled 3/4, 1/2 baths, remod1 bdrm apts. eled kitchen & bath, $489 - $499 month sprinkler system. Good (620) 272â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9595 schools. Price reduced! (620) 276-8235 Luxury newly remodeled 2 bedroom apartment. No pets. $925 / $925. (620) 510-2477.

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3332 JANTZ Circle 4 bdrm., 3 baths. Recently finished basement. Beautiful family home. Great quiet kid-friendly neighborhood! $189,000 (620) 805-1650

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Alamo close to replacing Cotton atop Big 12 list for future bowls IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Alamo Bowl is close to getting the first choice of Big 12 teams that don’t have a chance to play for the national championship. Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Wednesday the league’s future bowl lineup wasn’t complete but sounded confident the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio would replace the Cotton Bowl as the first destination for teams not in the fourteam College Football Playoff that starts in 2014. “We’re not finished with that yet, but it looks like it’s going to work that way,” Bowlsby said at league meetings in the Dallas area. “We’re not quite there, but we’re not far.”

Bowlsby said the league had agreed in principle with most slots after current agreements expire following the 2013 season, and indicated one of those would be a new alliance with a Florida bowl. “I feel good, in fact, very good about the bowl alignments,” Bowlsby said. “Our priorities are still in place. We want a home out West. We want to be anchored in Texas as much as we can. We want to find a home in Florida. I think those objectives are still intact, and I think we have a pretty good chance to realize them.” The Big 12 appears ready to trade the Holiday Bowl in San Diego for a spot in Florida, pos-

sibly the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando. Bowlsby has said the league was talking to the Gator Bowl as well. The Liberty Bowl in Memphis jumped on to the Big 12’s radar last season when 25,000 Iowa State fans showed up after the Cyclones were picked to fill a spot the SEC had to vacate. Bowlsby says that experience led to the idea of having more destinations with realistic drive times. Without the Holiday Bowl, the Big 12 would still have a presence near the West Coast with the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Tempe, Ariz.

The Big 12 also voted Wednesday to become the first conference with an eight-person officiating crew, expanding by one. The extra official would be opposite the referee on the offensive side of the ball. The eight-person crew will be used in all league games and select non-conference contests. “I really am excited about it,” Bowlsby said of the one-year pilot program. “I think it will be a very interesting experiment.” Big 12 leaders also received updates on the class-action lawsuit by former players claiming the NCAA uses their

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Federer task gets tougher PARIS (AP) — Now things could get a little more interesting for Roger Federer. After a pair of straightforward and straight-set victories at the French Open against qualifiers ranked outside the top 150, the 17-time major champion will face a seeded player, France’s Julien Benneteau, who not only already beat Federer once this year but also came within two points of upsetting him at Wimbledon, of all places, in 2012. “I think I’m playing OK,” Federer said in something of an understatement, considering he’s dropped 11 games through six sets so far. “Definitely think the next match is going to be sort of the big test for me, to see exactly where I stand.” There wasn’t much trouble for Federer in the second round Wednesday, when he beat twotime NCAA singles champion Somdev Devvarman 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 in less than 1 1/2 hours. It really was something of a laugher, especially with Federer serving at 4-0 in the final set. He hit a first serve well out, and both players waited for the linesman to make a call — which he finally did, albeit after a long delay. Federer and Devvarman chuckled, looked at each other, and chuckled some more. As Federer prepared to hit his second serve, he needed to pause because he couldn’t regain his composure. Otherwise, little bothered Federer. “You obviously know he’s capable of doing certain things, and you try and make life as tough for him as possible,” said Devvarman, who played college tennis at Virginia. “In my case today, I didn’t execute. And sometimes even when I did, I feel like he came up with the better shot.” Federer accumulated a 5412 edge in winners, in part by moving forward to the net on 30 points. “I’m happy that I was playing offensive and aggressive tennis in the first two matches, because I had the opportunity, but I didn’t back off and start to play passive tennis,” Federer said.

images without their permission. Former UCLA star Ed O’Bannon is one the primary plaintiffs. Bowlsby said the case is probably years from being resolved. Bowlsby said meetings with NCAA attorney Donald Remy also included talk of enforcement controversies that have dogged the association in recent months, and Big 12 officials were looking forward to hearing from NCAA president Mark Emmert on Thursday. “The NCAA has gone through a rough time the last few months,” Bowlsby said. “There’s some level of anxiety among our governance groups.”

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Royals flushed again by Cards ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pinch hitter Daniel Descalso hit a two-run single with the bases loaded to snap an eighth-inning tie and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied past the scuffling Kansas City Royals with a 5-3 victory on Wednesday night. Luis Mendoza got his first career hit and RBI and held the Cardinals to a run in 5 2-3 innings before the bullpen failed for the Royals, who have lost a seasonworst eight in a row. They dropped the first two games of the interleague series by a combined 10-4 score and have totaled 11 runs the last six games. Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran homered for the Cardinals, who have won seven of eight and lead the majors with a 35-17 record, and go for a sweep Thursday with touted rookie Michael Wacha making his major league debut. Randy Choate (1-0) got the last out in the eighth and Edward Mujica finished for his 17th save in 17

chances. Lance Lynn missed a chance to go 8-1 the first two months both of his seasons in the St. Louis rotation, allowing two runs in seven innings. Beltran hit his 12th homer off Aaron Crow (0-1) to open the eighth and David Freese tied it with a one-out RBI single. Crow intentionally walked Jon Jay to load the bases, then got Pete Kozma on a called third strike before Descalso bounced one up the middle for his first pinch-hit RBIs of the season. Crow, who starred at Missouri, allowed five runs while getting just two outs. Royals rookie David Lough had two hits for a two-game total of six and threw out a runner at the plate. Alex Gordon had three hits and Lorenzo Cain and George Kottaras had an RBI apiece. The Busch Stadium field showed little signs of wear

six days after the mound was removed and the infield dirt covered with sod for an exhibition soccer match between English Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester City that drew a standing room crowd. Mendoza retired the side in order in the first, a welcome change for the Royals after Molina and Beltran opened with two-run homers the first two games. The Royals traveled Interstate 70 by bus for the second half of the interleague series after difficulties with the team flight. Notes: Mike Moustakas returned for the Royals after missing three games with quad tightness and had two hits. ... Gordon entered with an AL-leading .394 road batting average and is among the leaders with multihit games. .. Beltran saved a run in the seventh with a sliding catch on a drive near the RF line by Cain.

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — And now for the goldmedal match. Three months after wrestling got kicked out of the 2020 Olympics, the ancient sport is back in the frame and will compete against baseball-softball and squash for a spot in the games. “We had the opportunity to have a second chance to compete,” international wrestling federation head Nenad Lalovic said Wednesday after the three sports made the IOC short list. “We took the opportunity. We won the first match but there is another one to fight.” Of eight sports competing for a place on the 2020 program, five were eliminated — karate, roller sports, sport climbing, wakeboarding and the Chinese martial art of wushu. The IOC executive board decided to recommend wrestling, squash and baseball-softball to the full IOC assembly for a final decision on Sept. 8 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Only one will get through. “We are competitors. We had seven and now we have two,” said Lalovic, a Serb who has revamped FILA and led the campaign for reinstatement. “Be careful, we are good fighters.” Despite a tradition dating to the Olympics of ancient Greece, wrestling was cut from the list of core sports by the IOC board in February. The decision caused an international uproar and prompted the United States, Russia, Iran and other countries to join forces in an unlikely political alliance to save the sport. Wrestling has gone through a major upheaval since the rejection. Raphael Martinetti resigned as FILA president within days of the decision and was replaced by Lalovic, who won election as full-time leader 10 days ago.

2013 Telegram Prep Track & Field Honor Roll FINAL (Through State Meet) BOYS 100-meter dash Chavarria, Sublette .............. 11.00 Annis, Ulysses ........................ 11.00 G. Tempel, Garden City ...... 11.18 Sandoval, Ulysses ................. 11.25 Montoya, Hugoton .............. 11.31 200-meter dash Annis, Ulysses ........................ 22.23 D. Tempel, Garden City ...... 22.61 Barlow, Ulysses ...................... 22.66 Sandoval, Ulysses ................. 22.88 LaSalle, Holcomb .................. 23.23 400-meter dash LaSalle, Holcomb .................. 50.60 Weaver, Hugoton ................. 50.78 Banderas, Holcomb ............. 52.04 J. Meyer, Scott City ............... 52.22 Degollado, Ulysses .............. 52.73 800-meter run Weaver, Hugoton .............. 1:57.17 J. Meyer, Scott City ........... 1:58.22 Applegate, Dighton ......... 2:03.17 Mehl, Wichita Co. .............. 2:03.56 B. Meyer, Scott City .......... 2:03.64

Martin, Hugoton ............... 9:58.79 Thomas, Garden City .... 10:07.71 Wineinger, Greeley Co. ..10:17.79 Stanley, Cimarron ........... 10:28.79 4x100-meter relay Garden City ............................ 42.88 Ulysses ..................................... 43.42 Holcomb ................................. 44.24 Stanton Co. ............................. 45.49 Sublette ................................... 45.62 4x400-meter relay Garden City ......................... 3:26.42 Holcomb .............................. 3:26.49 Ulysses .................................. 3:31.51 Scott City ............................. 3:34.23 Sublette ................................ 3:34.40 4x800-meter relay Hugoton ............................... 8:12.10 Scott City ............................. 8:24.43 Garden City ......................... 8:28.78 Stanton Co. ......................... 8:30.17 Cimarron .............................. 8:46.56 110-meter hurdles DuVall, Garden City ............. 13.89 Tucker, Holcomb ................... 14.88 Logan, Stanton Co. .............. 15.51 Rojas, Garden City ................ 15.67

1,600-meter run Mehl, Wichita Co. .............. 4:28.50 Weaver, Hugoton .............. 4:34.27 Wineinger, Greeley Co. ... 4:34.61 Thomas, Garden City ....... 4:43.35 Martin, Hugoton ............... 4:44.43

300-meter hurdles DuVall, Garden City ............. 38.14 Tucker, Holcomb ................... 38.19 Logan, Stanton Co. .............. 40.89 Nichols, Ulysses ..................... 41.14 Trevino, Cimarron ................ 42.73

3,200-meter run Weaver, Hugoton .............. 9:58.73

High Jump Clark, Cimarron .......................... 6-4

Chavarria, Sublette .................. 6-3 Rodriguez, Ulysses ................... 6-2 Logan, Stanton Co. ................... 6-2 Nanninga, Garden City ........... 6-2 Meis, Cimarron .......................... 6-2 Pole Vault Kendrick, Stanton Co. ........... 15-0 Vasquez, Garden City ............ 15-0 Dupree, Syracuse ................... 14-6 Aparicio, Lakin ......................... 14-0 Cady, Garden City .................. 13-6 Long Jump D. Tempel, Garden City ..23-2 1/2 Annis, Ulysses .......................... 23-2 DuVall, Garden City ......22-11 1/2 LaSalle, Holcomb .................... 21-9 Kendrick, Stanton Co. ........... 21-7 Triple Jump Dupree, Syracuse ........... 42-9 3/4 LaSalle, Holcomb .................... 42-6 Gesling, Sublette ............ 42-3 3/4 Gastron, Garden City ............ 41-8 Rodriguez, Ulysses ......... 41-7 1/2 Shot Put Rudzik, Ulysses .............. 49-11 3/4 Bustillos, Moscow ................... 48-3 Peters, South Gray ................. 48-8 Friesen, So. Gray ........... 45-11 1/2 Tuttle, Scott City ................... 45-11 Discus Peters, South Gray ............... 158-6 Wilson, Scott City ................. 152-9 Bustillos, Moscow ................ 142-6 Overturf, Stanton Co. ......... 136-2 Stringham, Ulysses .............. 130-7

Javelin Wells, Scott City .................... 191-8 Neuschafer, Cimarron ........ 176-4 Overturf, Stanton Co. ......... 170-9 Bennett, Holcomb ............... 169-6 Kuhlman, Dighton ............ 155-11 GIRLS 100-meter dash Wycoff, Scott City ................. 12.31 Simmons, Lakin ..................... 12.70 Pepper, Lakin ......................... 12.90 A. Harman, Garden City ..... 12.96 Galindo, Ulysses .................... 12.98 200-meter dash Wycoff, Scott City ................. 25.02 Arnold, Ulysses ...................... 26.02 Pepper, Lakin ......................... 26.51 Tempel, Garden City ........... 26.60 Kinser, Hugoton .................... 26.99 400-meter dash Wycoff, Scott City ............. 0:58.14 Tempel, Garden City ........ 0:59.66 Hoffman, Dighton ............ 1:00.42 Blattner, Cimarron ............ 1:01.90 Kayla Doll, Garden City ... 1:01.96 800-meter run Kay. Doll, Garden City ..... 2:19.15 Wells, Wichita Co. .............. 2:24.77 N. Harman, Garden City . 2:24.79 Branscum, Ulysses ............ 2:24.90 Kat. Doll, Garden City ...... 2:24.97 1,600-meter run Wells, Wichita Co. .............. 5:19.80 Kat. Doll, Garden City ...... 5:21.30 Miller, Garden City ............ 5:23.05 Jackson, Garden City ....... 5:38.36

Kel. Holthaus, Greeley Co.5:42.72 3,200-meter run Kat. Doll, Garden City ... 11:22.32 Miller, Garden City ......... 11:30.71 Wells, Wichita Co. ........... 11:46.41 Jackson, Garden City ..... 12:10.04 Blattner, Cimarron .......... 12:32.13 100-meter hurdles Nickel, Scott City .................. 15.90 E. Koopman, Cimarron ....... 16.10 Prieto, Holcomb .................... 16.13 Dobie, Moscow ..................... 16.47 Simmons, Lakin ..................... 16.84 300-meter hurdles Ediger, Cimarron ................... 46.64 Simmons, Lakin ..................... 46.82 Arnold, Ulysses ...................... 47.01 Speer, Dighton ...................... 50.18 Dobie, Moscow ..................... 50.31 4x100-meter relay Garden City ............................ 51.36 Hugoton .................................. 51.70 Holcomb .................................. 51.73 Dighton .................................... 51.96 Ulysses ..................................... 51.98 4x400-meter relay Ulysses .................................. 4:08.11 Garden City ......................... 4:08.46 Scott City ............................. 4:11.19 Satanta ................................. 4:16.31 Cimarron .............................. 4:18.12 4x800-meter relay Garden City ......................... 9:35.41 Greeley Co. ........................ 10:19.53 Ulysses ................................ 10:25.05

Cimarron ............................ 10:29.94 Holcomb ............................ 10:40.75 High Jump E. Koopman, Cimarron ............ 5-7 Stalker, Satanta .......................... 5-0 Pena, Holcomb .......................... 5-0 Gerard, Stanton Co. .................. 5-0 Pollart, Syracuse ........................ 5-0 I. Koopman, Cimarron ............. 5-0 Pole Vault Linenberger, Garden City ...... 9-0 Woodrow, Lakin ........................ 8-7 Smith, Garden City ................... 8-6 Ediger, Cimarron ....................... 8-6 Calderwood, Ulysses ............... 8-6 Dupree, Cimarron ..................... 8-6 Long Jump Koopman, Cimarron ........... 17-10 Kinser, Hugoton .............. 17-8 1/2 Tempel, Garden City ...... 17-4 3/4 Wilson, Syracuse ..................... 16-6 Reding, Greeley Co. ....... 16-4 1/4 Triple Jump Kinser, Hugoton ...................... 38-1 Tempel, Garden City ............. 36-7 Speer, Dighton ................ 35-4 1/2 Wilson, Syracuse ............. 35-1 1/2 Nickel, Scott City ............. 34-7 1/2 Shot Put Steimel, Stanton Co. .............. 42-4 Watkins, South Gray ...... 34-9 1/4 Barajas, Sublette ............. 34-5 3/4 McClelland, Garden City ...... 33-3 Griffith, Scott City ................... 32-6

Discus Steimel, Stanton Co. ... 121-8 1/2 Watkins, South Gray ........... 104-2 Nordyke, Hugoton ................. 98-1 White, Cimarron ................... 94-10 Dreiling, Garden City ............ 93-5 Javelin Bailey, Wichita Co. ................ 117-8 E. Koopman, Cimarron ....... 114-7 Fiss, Hugoton ........................ 113-6 Griffith, Scott City ................ 109-2 Mueller, Moscow ............... 108-11 All marks based on official meet results submitted from schools or KSHSAA. If there are any corrections or additions, ONLY coaches can send official track meet results from host school. FAX: (866) 410-1749 Email: sports@gctelegram.com Notes: Kayla Doll, Neysa Harman and Katy Doll’s 800-meter times were electronically taken at the KSHSAA State Track meet in Wichita as part of the 4x800meter relay team. Jonathan DuVall’s 13.89 time in the 110-meter high hurdles was the 10th fastest time in the United States this spring at the high school level. This includes times that were wind-aided. Telegram area athletes won 17 state championships at the 2013 track and field meet in Wichita.


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Washington 27 26 .509 4.5 Philadelphia 26 27 .491 5.5 New York 21 29 .420 9 Miami 13 40 .245 18.5 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 35 17 .673 — Cincinnati 33 20 .623 2.5 Pittsburgh 33 20 .623 2.5 Chicago 21 30 .412 13.5 Milwaukee 19 32 .373 15.5 West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 30 22 .577 — San Francisco 28 24 .538 2 Colorado 28 25 .538 2.5 San Diego 23 28 .451 6.5 Los Angeles 22 28 .440 7 ——— Tuesday’s Games Atlanta 7, Toronto 6, 10 innings Colorado 2, Houston 1 Washington 9, Baltimore 3 Pittsburgh 1, Detroit 0, 11 innings Cincinnati 8, Cleveland 2 Tampa Bay 7, Miami 6 N.Y. Mets 2, N.Y. Yankees 1 Philadelphia 3, Boston 1 Minnesota 6, Milwaukee 5, 14 innings St. Louis 4, Kansas City 1 Chicago Cubs at Chicago, ppd., rain Oakland 6, San Francisco 3 L.A. Dodgers 3, L.A. Angels 0 San Diego 6, Seattle 1 Wednesday’s Games Chicago Cubs 9, Chicago White Sox 3 Philadelphia 4, Boston 3 Cleveland 5, Cincinnati 2 Pittsburgh 5, Detroit 3 N.Y. Mets 9, N.Y. Yankees 4 Baltimore 9, Washington 6 Tampa Bay 3, Miami 1 Toronto 3, Atlanta 0 Arizona at Texas, ppd., rain Minnesota 4, Milwaukee 1 St. Louis 5, Kansas City 3 Houston 6, Colorado 3 L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, night Seattle at San Diego, night Oakland at San Francisco, night Today’s Games Arizona (Miley 3-4) at Texas (D.Holland 4-2), 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 6-2) at Chicago Cubs (Wood 4-3), 1:20 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 5-4) at San Diego (Cashner 4-2), 2:40 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 5-3) at San Francisco (Zito 3-3), 2:45 p.m. Boston (Lester 6-1) at Philadelphia (Pettibone 3-0), 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati (H.Bailey 3-3) at Cleveland (Kazmir 2-2), 6:05 p.m. Detroit (Fister 5-2) at Pittsburgh (Locke 5-1), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 2-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Nuno 1-1), 6:05 p.m. Washington (Haren 4-5) at Baltimore (F.Garcia 1-2), 6:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (M.Moore 8-0) at Miami (Nolasco 3-5), 6:10 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 4-6) at Atlanta (Minor 6-2), 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Lohse 1-5) at Minnesota (Walters 1-0), 7:10 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 5-3) at St. Louis (Wacha 0-0), 7:15 p.m. Houston (Harrell 3-6) at Colorado (Nicasio 4-1), 7:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 0-1) at L.A. Angels (Vargas 4-3), 9:05 p.m.

BASKETBALL NBA Daily Playoff Glance By The Associated Press (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) CONFERENCE FINALS Sunday, May 19 San Antonio 105, Memphis 83 Tuesday, May 21 San Antonio 93, Memphis 89, OT Wednesday, May 22 Miami 103, Indiana 102, OT

Friday, May 24 Indiana 97, Miami 93 Saturday, May 25 San Antonio 104, Memphis 93 Sunday, May 26 Miami 114, Indiana 96 Monday, May 27 San Antonio 93, Memphis 86, San Antonio wins series 4-0 Tuesday, May 28 Indiana 99, Miami 92, Series tied 2-2 Thursday, May 30 Indiana at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1 Miami at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 3 x-Indiana at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

HOCKEY NHL Daily Playoff Glance By The Associated Press CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Friday, May 24 Pittsburgh 6, Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh wins series 4-1 Saturday, May 25 Boston 3, N.Y. Rangers 1, Boston wins series 4-1 Chicago 4, Detroit 1 Sunday, May 26 San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1 Monday, May 27 Chicago 4, Detroit 3, series tied 3-3 Tuesday, May 28 Los Angeles 2, San Jose 1, L.A. wins series 4-3 Wednesday, May 29 Chicago 2, Detroit 1 (OT), Chicago wins series 4-3

TENNIS French Open Results By The Associated Press Wednesday/Stade Roland Garros Purse: $28.4 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Men/First Round Benoit Paire (24), France, def. Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, 3-6, 7-6 (1), 6-4, 6-4. Janko Tipsarevic (8), Serbia, def. Nicolas Mahut, France, 6-2, 7-6 (4), 6-1. Lukasz Kubot, Poland, def. Maxime Teixeira, France, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7), 6-2. Horacio Zeballos, Argentina, def. Vasek Pospisil, Canada, 7-6 (9), 6-4, 6-7 (4), 2-6, 8-6. Second Round David Ferrer (4), Spain, def. Albert Montanes, Spain, 6-2, 6-1, 6-3. Marin Cilic (10), Croatia, def. Nick Kyrgios, Australia, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. Viktor Troicki, Serbia, def. Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Spain, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-0, 6-7 (7), 6-4. Feliciano Lopez, Spain, def. Joao Sousa, Portugal, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (6), France, def. Jarkko Nieminen, Finland, 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-3. Kevin Anderson (23), South Africa, def. Evgeny Donskoy, Russia, 6-7 (8), 6-1, 7-5, 6-2. Jeremy Chardy (25), France, def. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain, 6-1, 7-5, 6-4. Tommy Robredo (32), Spain, def. Igor Sijsling, Netherlands, 6-7 (2), 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1. Andreas Seppi (20), Italy, def. Blaz Kavcic, Slovenia, 6-0, 7-6 (3), 6-7 (2), 4-6, 6-3. Milos Raonic (14), Canada, def. Michael Llodra, France, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2. Gilles Simon (15), France, def. Pablo Cuevas, Uruguay, 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-1, 6-1. Nicolas Almagro (11), Spain, def. Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France, 6-2, 64, 6-3. Gael Monfils, France, def. Ernests Gulbis, Latvia, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-2. Julien Benneteau (30), France, def.

Monday, June 3 Junior Golf — 8 a.m., AJGA JuniorAm, Buffalo Dunes Golf Course. Tuesday, June 4 Junior Golf — 7:15 a.m., AJGA Kansas Junior, First round, Buffalo Dunes Golf Course.

Tobias Kamke, Germany, 7-6 (9), 7-5, 5-7, 0-6, 6-4. Roger Federer (2), Switzerland, def. Somdev Devvarman, India, 6-2, 6-1, 6-1. Sam Querrey (18), United States, def. Jan Hajek, Czech Republic, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. Women/First Round Victoria Azarenka (3), Belarus, def. Elena Vesnina, Russia, 6-1, 6-4. Petra Kvitova (7), Czech Republic, def. Aravane Rezai, France, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, Slovakia, def. Yanina Wickmayer, Belgium, 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-2. Annika Beck, Germany, def. Sandra Zahlavova, Czech Republic, 6-2, 6-1. Peng Shuai, China, def. Camila Giorgi, Italy, 6-4, 6-2. Stefanie Voegele, Switzerland, def. Heather Watson, Britain, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Jamie Hampton, United States, def. Lucie Safarova (25), Czech Republic, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 9-7. Ashleigh Barty, Australia, def. Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, 7-5, 2-6, 6-1. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia, def. Klara Zakopalova (23), Czech Republic, 7-6 (3), 6-2. Maria Kirilenko (12), Russia, def. Nina Bratchikova, Portugal, 6-0, 6-1. Second Round Agnieszka Radwanska (4), Poland, def. Mallory Burdette, United States, 6-3, 6-2. Angelique Kerber (8), Germany, def. Jana Cepelova, Slovakia, 6-2, 6-2. Varvara Lepchenko (29), United States, def. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, 7-6 (5), 6-1. Dinah Pfizenmaier, Germany, def. Urszula Radwanska, Poland, 6-3, 6-3. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, def. Magdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2. Carla Suarez Navarro (20), Spain, def. Shelby Rogers, United States, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Sorana Cirstea (26), Romania, def. Johanna Larsson, Sweden, 6-1, 6-4. Bojana Jovanovski, Serbia, def. Caroline Wozniacki (10), Denmark, 7-6 (2), 6-3. Sabine Lisicki (32), Germany, def. MariaTeresa Torro-Flor, Spain, 6-4, 6-0. Roberta Vinci (15), Italy, def. Galina Voskoboeva, Kazakhstan, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. Petra Cetkovska, Czech Republic, def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (19), Russia, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4. Serena Williams (1), United States, def. Caroline Garcia, France, 6-1, 6-2.

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f youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re among the one in three North Americans walking around with higher-thanhealthy levels of lousy LDL cholesterol (more than 100 mg/dL or 2.6 mmol/L), hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great way to tamp down that heart, brain, impotence and memory-killing menace today: Stock your kitchen with foods that change your blood fats and help your arteries repel plaque. This plan is right for you even if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re among the one in four people now taking an LDL cholesterollowering statin or have switched to another LDL cholesterol-managing drug due to statin side effects, such as muscle pain, nausea or liver problems. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an issue, one new report says, for a whopping 17 percent of statin users. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get us wrong. Statins are great when a healthy lifestyle alone canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t knock back high LDLs; statinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; benefits include cooling off chronic inflammation that can lead to many health risks. But donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overlook the power of smart foods to help keep arteries clean as a whistle. A growing mountain of research shows smart foods do way more than cut your LDL levels down to size. They help your body produce larger, less-dangerous LDL parcels and

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that protects artery walls from the dings and dents of smaller LDL parcels that kick-start atherosclerosis. Heart-smart eating cools off inflammation, so that your artery walls stop rolling out the red carpet for fat-filled plaque. Some edibles provide building blocks for good HDLs, the nifty â&#x20AC;&#x153;trash trucksâ&#x20AC;? that collect LDLs for disposal. This keeps a lid on high blood pressure and high blood sugar. Grab these to show your heart a little love: Bread spreads with stanols and sterols. Spreading your 100 percent wholegrain toast with a cholesterol-lowering spread containing these plant compounds could reduce LDL levels by an impres-

sive 6 percent to 15 percent. These natural compounds come from the cell walls of plant foods. They have a structure similar to cholesterol, so your body absorbs them instead of cholesterol in your digestive system. Neat trick! Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get some from wheat germ, canola oil, peanuts, walnuts, almonds and Brussels sprouts. But to get a dose proven to lower LDLs significantly, try a fortified bread spread. Two servings give you the recommended 1.3 g to 2 g a day. Oats, beans, pears and more. One type of fiber in these and other foods becomes a slippery gel in your digestive system â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Blob that ate LDLsâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and mops up bad cholesterol, ushering it out of your body. This can lower LDL levels by 2 percent to 4 percent, enough to reduce heart-attack risk by twice that much. Aim for up to 10 g a day of soluble fiber (one of two kinds in fruits and veggies -- the other is insoluble), the amount in 2 teaspoons of psyllium powder (if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re taking it, spread it throughout your day) or from 1 cup of black beans, four apricots and 1 cup of cooked asparagus. The odd omegas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 3, 7 and 9. Healthy, purified omega-7 fatty acids (found in supplements) and omega-9s (found in olive and canola oil) squelch

heart-threatening LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and boost ticker-friendly HDLs. Mike (heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the older of us) takes 420 mg of purified omega-7s along with what we both take daily: 900 mg of DHA (the most powerful omega-3 fatty acid, also proven to protect hearts). Fatty fish like salmon boost your omega-3 levels, too. Walnuts, pecans and sunflower seeds. A small handful a day delivers heart-healthy fats and LDL-fighting phytosterols. Pairing them with oatmeal and soymilk in a diet low in saturated fat (full-fat milk, cheese, ice cream and fatty meats boost LDLs) can lower cholesterol 13 percent. Green, yellow and red veggies. Red types (tomato sauce, watermelon) contain lutein, which blocks oxidization of LDLs, a process that leads to artery clogging. Peas, green beans, corn, broccoli, carrots and other green and yellow-hued veggies can reduce plaque buildup by a whopping 38 percent. Fill half your plate with colorful produce at every meal. Delicious, dark chocolate and cocoa. Cocoa puts the brakes on inflammation. For full benefits, have an ounce of extra-dark chocolate (70 percent cocoa or higher) a few times a week.

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A group of cowboys wait to compete in the team roping event as the sun begins to be blocked by clouds during the opening night performance of the 2012 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo at the Finney County Fairgrounds arena.

As industry grows, so too does Beef Empire Days celebration By RACHAEL GRAY

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Jeston Mead, Ashland, works on staying on Playboy in the bull riding event during the final evening performance of the 2012 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo at the Finney County Fairgrounds Arena.

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• Livestock events among Beef Empire or 45 years now, cattle feeders Days centerpieces, Page B3. from across the region have come • Plenty of entertainment packed into together in Garden City for a week 10-day celebration, Page B6. in June to celebrate the beef industry. • Rodeo the headliner of BED sports The industry, like the celebration, has changed over time. Cattle producing now schedule, Page B9. includes more people and more profes• Beef is the main course on the menu sions than it did in its early years. during annual event, Page B12. Sam Hands, co-owner and operator of Triangle H Grain and Cattle Co., was about to finish college when organizers be educational to the public. I think it put up panels on the side of the street in proved to be,” Hands said of Dohogne. downtown This Garden City year’s Beef for the first Empire Days Beef Empire celebraDays in 1968. tion begins “They Friday and had the runs through cattle right June 9, with out there in a variety the street,” of indushe said. try-related, John entertainment, foodDohogne, serving and who mansports events aged throughout Garden City Farmland Brad Nading/Telegram the 10-day celebration. Beef Darrin Hill prepares to lasso a calf during part of one of The Packing the contests at the 2012 Beef Empire Days Ranch Rodeo Hands famPlant, an early packat the Finney County Fairgrounds arena. Hill was with a ily has been heavily ing plant in team from Pawnee Valley Feedyard, Hanston. involved in town, was Beef Empire impressed Days since its second year. with the cattlemen in Garden City when “The second year they had the event, he established the plant in the mid-1960s. our family had an entry and probably has “He came up with an event of Beef Empire Days to celebrate and to compliment the producers, and at the same time See Preview, Page B2


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every year since,â&#x20AC;? he said. Over the course of time, producers have gained more of a knowledge of what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re producing. Going from the Live Show, then to the Carcass Show used to be more of a guess, Hands said, referring to two of the signature industry events with Beef Empire Days. The animal is first judged live by its exterior on what kind of meat it will produce. Judges then examine the carcass of the animal to gauge their predictions and grade the quality of the meat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cattle feeders know what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re producing. Over these 45-50 years, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve become very well educated,â&#x20AC;? he said. Rick Hibler, cattle foreman at Beefland, has a different perspective of the Live Show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In high school, I was in vo-ag and we had to set up pens for the first one. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve helped put on the show ever since, on the working side of it. Always have been,â&#x20AC;? he said. Hibler said the Live Show has changed over the years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been on horseback for 30 years now â&#x20AC;&#x201D; maybe longer, closer to 35-40,â&#x20AC;? he said. During the early years, Hibler would work his horse to cut cattle out to be judged. The cattle would be kept between two horses for the crowd to judge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We would run it down the alley, and there would be a horse between the two pens. Cowboys on both ends would work the cattle,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now, they try to be easy and work them more gentle. A lot has changed over the years,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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Area residents fill the south end of Stevens Park to line up for barbecued beef during the 2012 Beef Empire Days Chuckwagons in the Park. The number of animals in the Live Show also has changed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started with 13 or something that first year. Then it got back up to like 500 or 600. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back down to 200-300 again. The numbers have grown and then declined again,â&#x20AC;? he said. Hibler said he likes his role in Beef Empire Days. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My part is just sitting there in the back, bringing back the animals,â&#x20AC;? he said. Hands said Beef Empire Days is a great way to celebrate the stretch of the industry over many occupations, including producer, packer, feedlot worker, pharmaceutical, nutrition, technology and more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The industry today just goes on and on,â&#x20AC;? he said. The reach of the industry and the industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strong presence in southwest Kansas heavily impacts the economy, Hands said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is just the celebration of the beef industry

and ag production here in the Great Plains. It has such an economic impact here. Regardless of your occupation, you live here because of this industry,â&#x20AC;? he said. For Hands, the best part of the celebration is still showcasing the animal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I still really enjoy the live and carcass show that we continue to participate in. I think that goes back to my childhood days of 4-H, high school days of FFA and college days of judging, and because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a producer,â&#x20AC;? he said. Hands also enjoys the food events, including the chuckwagons in the park and the cattle crawl. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And the barbecue station that is going to take place. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a lot of fun. I hope the events grow, and we continue to get a lot of people involved. I think those kinds of feeds are great â&#x20AC;&#x201D; enjoying the flavor and the taste of beef while celebrating the industry,â&#x20AC;? he said. Brad Nading/Telegram

ABOVE LEFT: Parker Merz, 13, left, and Dillon Cazza, 13, talk over where they would place cattle during the 2012 Beef Empire Days Live Show at the Finney County Fairgrounds Arena. The pair, along with Gracyn Hoigley, 13, and Natalie Hawkins, 12, right, were competing in the youth division of the Public Pick 5 contest. BELOW LEFT: Area residents line Main Street as they watch the 2012 Black Hills Energy Beef Empire Days Parade make its way north.

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THURSDAY, May 30, 2013

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Livestock contests among Beef Empire Days centerpieces By SCOTT AUST

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Some of the best livestock provided by area feedyards will compete for prizes and bragging rights during Tuesday’s Beef Empire Days Live Show at the Finney County Fairgrounds, and on June 7 at the Carcass Show at Tyson Fresh Meats. Kurt Snyder, Live Show chairman, has helped with the Live Show since 1989. Area feedyards take pride in their cattle, which will make it difficult for the show judges to make a decision about which animal draws top honors. “There ain’t gonna be a bad calf standing there,” Snyder said. “People like me, who have been in the industry so many years, are picking these cattle. It’s a tough show. We have 50,000 head, and out of that, we’re going to bring our top five. And we’re not the only feedyard that does that. You’re looking at the best of the best coming to this live show.” The goal of the live and carcass shows is to emphasize the economic aspects of commercial cattle feeding and the beef industry to this area. All participating cattle must come from yards that are sponsors of Beef Empire Days. Cattle placing in the live and carcass shows are selected to meet the needs of the entire beef industry from the producer to the consumer. All cattle entered will be allowed to compete, but those most closely meeting the standards of the industry will have the advantage. One change this year is the timing of the Live Show. Historically, it has been held at the beginning of Beef Empire Days. This year, it was moved to the middle of the 10-day celebration, probably to have the shows closer to the rodeo, according to Snyder. “Moving it around this way makes it a little more friendly for everybody,” he said. “It’s not a real atten-

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The 2012 Beef Empire Days Carcass Show judging took place at Tyson Fresh Meats in Holcomb.

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Kendall Lock runs the chute for a Triangle H Grain and Cattle Company team during the 2012 Beef Empire Days Cattle Working contest at Finney County Feedyard, northeast of Garden City. Brad Anderson and Bill Hager were also on the Triangle H team. tion getter, but it’s really educational if you’re willing to sit and listen. We do get quite a few people.”

Live Show Judge Dr. Bob Kropp, an internationally known beef cattle judge, will be sorting all

entries upon arrival at the fairgrounds, and the top placing steers and heifers

will be judged during the grandstand show at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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Industry: Livestock, cattle events yearly centerpieces Continued from Page B3

will range from 750 to 1,000 pounds for steers and heifers. Ribeye area for this weight carcass should be in the 13- to 16square-inch range. Ideal back fat thickness on both steer and heifer carcasses will range from 0.28 to 0.35 inches. Cattle grading high select or better will be allowed to place in the Carcass Show, and average choice or better cattle will be awarded a bonus. “You don’t want a carcass that’s too big that’s going to throw a great big ribeye because the average person doesn’t want a huge ribeye,” Snyder said. “But they don’t want a small one, either. So the judge is kind of guessing what a good carcass weight it’s going to have. Then you look at the grade it’s going to bring in, whether it’s prime or choice or select.” The Carcass Show begins at 2 p.m. Friday at Tyson Fresh Meats. Dr. Terry A. Houser, a Nebraska native and member of the Kansas State University Animal Science faculty in the area of meat science, is this year’s judge for the Carcass Show. Snyder said the goal of entrants is to try to place animals highly in both the live judging and carcass judging shows. Winners will be recognized at an awards banquet at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clarion Inn Ballroom. At Tuesday’s Live Show, the public can try to match their cattle judging skills with the judge by participating in the Public Pick 5. Each person picks five head during the live steer show that they believe will be the top placers in the Beef Empire Days index during the Carcass Show. The cost is $20 per person to enter. Winners of the men’s and women’s division will get $500 cash. The youth division winner will get a duffle bag. Snyder said this year is the second year for the Pick 5 event. “It’s a good way to get the

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A team from Sunbelt Feeders Inc., Hugoton, move a pair of designated cattle into a trailer during one of the contests at the 2012 Beef Empire Days Ranch Rodeo at the Finney County Fairgrounds arena. public involved. There are a lot of guys that sit up there in the grandstand and say, ‘Aw, that judge don’t know (anything).’ That’s kind of how this got started. Some who think they know more than the judge does,” Snyder said. Other beef industry-related events during Beef Empire Days include the MRHA Ranch Horse competition and Ranch Rodeo on Saturday at the Finney County Fairgrounds and the Cattle Working Contest June 6 at Finney County Feedyard. The Ranch Horse competition, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Finney County Fairgrounds, features cowboys and their ability to handle and train horses. The competition is

a qualifier for the MHRA finals in Cherokee, Okla. The horse and rider will be judged on dry work, cow work and roping. The competition will feature four divisions: open, junior horse, intermediate and novice. For entry information, contact Dwight Bilyk at (918) 349-2325 or crossranch@totelcsi.com. The Ranch Rodeo, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds, includes events in which traditional working cowboys compete and demonstrate skills used in everyday cattle operations. Events will include combinations of roping, horsemanship and groundwork skills. Events are calf branding, team doctoring, double mugging, trailer loading and team penning.

Beef Industry Events Saturday, June 1 • Ranch Horse competition — 1 p.m., Finney County Fairgrounds • Ranch Rodeo — 6 p.m., Finney County Fairgrounds Tuesday, June 4 • Live Show (live cattle judging) — 9 a.m., Finney County Fairgrounds • The Public Pick 5 (cattle judging contest), Finney County Fairgrounds Thursday, June 6 • Cattle Working Contest — 11:30 a.m., Finney County Feedyard Friday, June 7 • Carcass Show (carcass judging at Tyson) — 2 p.m., Tyson Fresh Meats Saturday, June 8 • Beef Empire Days Awards Banquet — 5:30 p.m., Clarion Inn

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Jeff Skaggs, back left, talks with potential customers prior to the night performance of the 2012 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo at the Finney County Fairgrounds. Skaggs was working the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) merchandise trailer. Last year was the first year the trailer had been at the local rodeo. Brad Nading/Telegram

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Mark Johnson looks over an entry while judging the 2012 Beef Empire Days Live Show at the Finney County Fairgrounds arena. Johnson is with Oklahoma State University.

RIGHT: Parker Merz, 13, left, and Dillon Cazza, 13, talk over where to place cattle during the 2012 Beef Empire Days Live Show at the Finney County Fairgrounds arena. The pair, along with Gracyn Hoigley, 13, and Natalie Hawkins, 12, right, were competing in the youth division of the Public Pick 5 contest. All are 4-H members from Atwood.

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Darrin Hill prepares to lasso a calf as a portion of one of the contests in the 2012 Beef Empire Days Ranch Rodeo at the Finney County Fairgrounds arena. Hill was with a team from Pawnee Valley Feedyard, Hanston.

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Beef Empire Days packed with entertainment options Beef Empire Days Entertainment Schedule Friday, May 31 â&#x20AC;˘ Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Story Hour â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 10:30 a.m., Finney County Public Library â&#x20AC;˘ Western Kansas Broadcast Center Concert â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 6:30 p.m., Finney County Fairgrounds â&#x20AC;˘ Garden City Municipal Band concert â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 7:30 p.m., Stevens Park Saturday, June 1 â&#x20AC;˘ Christian Music Concert â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 7 p.m., Stevens Park â&#x20AC;˘ Born in the Barn Band â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 9:30 p.m., Finney County Fairgrounds â&#x20AC;˘ Jared Daniels Band â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 10 p.m., Finney County Fairgrounds Thursday, June 6 â&#x20AC;˘ Queen Horsemanship â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 10 a.m., Finney County Fairgrounds

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A trio of bicycle riders make their way around the center of Stevens Park as they and other riders make an oval course while waiting for the 2012 Beef Empire Days High Plains Public Radio Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parade to begin. By RACHAEL GRAY rgray@gctelgram.com

Similar to some of the earlier celebrations in its 45-year history, Beef Empire Days 2013 has been made to fit into a 10-day span. But while it may be a shorter span than some of its recent predecessors, this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s celebration

will be full of events for children, adults and families, according to Deann Gillen-Lehman, Beef Empire Days executive director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We put it back to all one week. It was spread to so many days,â&#x20AC;? Gillen-Lehman said of the decision to scale back from what had become a nearly two-week celebration to this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10-day span, which begins Friday and

runs through June 9. By putting the events closer together, Gillen-Lehman said she hopes more people will stay throughout the celebration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are starting out with some different events. But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still ending with the parade being our big event. We just want people to be able to catch them all,â&#x20AC;? she said.

This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beef Empire Days theme is BEEF ... The Taste of Tradition. Entertainment events during the week will feature rock bands, country bands, Christian bands, municipal bands, a string instrument workshop, food events, sporting events, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s See Entertainment, Page B8

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Children in the audience sing “If You’re Happy and You Know It” and perform the movements that go with the song during a 2012 Beef Empire Days story hour in the Finney County Public Library’s parking lot.

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Entertainment: Beef Empire Days features parades, concerts fans.â&#x20AC;? For more details, tune into 99.9 FM The Rock Cow, or go to www.westernkansasnews.com. The event is sponsored by Jax Sports Grille. At 7:30 p.m. Friday at Stevens Park, the Garden City Municipal Band will take the stage. Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events will include a Christian music concert scheduled for 7 p.m. at Stevens Park. H.O.P.E. puppets will entertain the crowd. Children will be offered arts and crafts and a small concession will be available. The event will be geared toward entire families. In case of inclement weather, the event will be relocated to the First Christian Church, 306 N. Seventh St. At the Finney County Fairgrounds, Born in the Barn will open for the Jared Daniels Band, which will play at 10 p.m. Saturday at the Finney County Fairgrounds Arena. The Jared Daniels band is known for its red dirt country style. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve performed about 300 shows in 10 states the last three years. Born in a Barn will take the stage at 9:30 p.m.

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Darrell Hamlett, right, sings as Randy McVey plays guitar as they and other members of the Presbyterian Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s praise group â&#x20AC;&#x153;88 Hoursâ&#x20AC;? performs at Stevens Park during the 2011 Beef Empire Days Christian Concert. Continued from Page B6

parades, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story hours and the long-standing PRCA Rodeo.

One big event this year is the Western Kansas Broadcast Center and 99.9 The Rock Cowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hairball show at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Ask Vinnie will open for Hairball, a band that does timeless rock arena covers. According to the Beef

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A $5 entry fee includes the concert and meal. Children 3 and younger get in free. For more information, visit jareddanielsband.com. On Sunday, the Har rington String Quartet from West Texas A&M University will hold a master class at 1 p.m. at the Community Congregational Church. The Miss Beef Empire Days Rodeo Queen Style Show will be held at 10 a.m. June 6 at the fairgrounds, and at 10:30 a.m. June 7 childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story hour featuring PRCA clowns and cowboys will be held at the Finney County Public Library, 605 E. Walnut St. The PRCA Rodeo Queen coronation will be at 7:45 p.m. June 7 at the Finney County Fairgrounds Arena. The 2013 Beef Empire Days Parade will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 8 beginning on South Main Street. From 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the public can take tours of the historic Windsor Hotel in downtown Garden City. For more information about events, packets and fliers for BED events, visit beefempiredays.com.

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ABOVE: Max Trevizo, 8, left, takes a slight lead as he and Hunter Stroup, 8, race down the super slide during the Ottaway Amusements Carnival at the Finney County Fairgrounds exhbition parking lot. BELOW: Macy Baird, 9, left, has a spot of green added to her costume by Cheyene Frontier Days Queen Sami Jo Heitsch during a dressing as a rodeo clown contest at the Finney County Public Library childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story hour. The contest was one of the activities at the 2012 Beef Empire Days.

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This year, Beef Empire Days has added events that aim to encourage community involvement and to educate people about beef. One such event is the Battle of the Beef BBQ Challenge, taking place Friday and Saturday at the Finney County Fairgrounds. “That’s what this day is about. We’re trying to see if we can get more community involvement and maybe do some education while we’re at it,” said Carlie Rooney, BED board member. Beef Empire Days Executive Director Deann Gillen-Lehman said the event is also less about competition and more about having fun. “We’ve been kicking it around to go back to educate and try to promote beef. We used to have, years ago, a big barbecue contest down in Stevens Park. It was huge. There were company and corporate teams, as well as individual teams. Stevens Park used to be full with barbecuers, and so that’s what we’re trying to get back to — make it a fun-filled weekend,” GillenLehman said. “It’s not a competitive barbecue. It is the backyard/dad barbecue, so we’ve kind of been stressing that. It’s not super competitive. It’s just, ‘Come out and try your hand at cooking a brisket, tri-tip and ribs, just for fun.’” Rooney said they are hoping to get around 20 teams signed up for the challenge. The entry fee for the backyard competition is $100, which will go toward the purchase of the three types of meats — beef tri-tip, beef ribs and brisket — being provided by Tyson Fresh Meats and that the contestants will begin preparing on Friday. Absolutely no outside meat will be allowed for use in the competition. Garnish is allowed and optional, but limited to green lettuce, curly parsley and flat leaf parsley. “That just keeps all of the boxes on the same playing field,” Rooney said. “We don’t want any marking or any other stuff in the box that might identify one team or separate one team from another.” All meat must reach a minimum internal temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Teams are required to place a minimum of four pieces of meat in each Styrofoam box they receive for judging. The samples will be judged on appearance, taste and tenderness. Gillen-Lehman said Travis Clark, who has

Saturday. The beef tri-tip turn-in is at 1 p.m., the beef ribs turn-in is at 1:30 p.m. and the brisket turn-in is at 2 p.m. For more rules about the contest, visit www.beefempiredays.com and click on schedule of events, or call Clark at (620) 290-4133. Another food-related event during Beef Empire Days is “Girls at the Grill,” taking place 5 p.m. Saturday at the Finney County Fairgrounds. Chef Alli Winter, of Topeka’s Hy-Vee store and owner of Chef Alli’s, will showcase recipes from the famed, “Grill it Up, Girls at the Grill” guide, developed by the beef checkoff and See Beef, Page B10

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judges. The judges will be rotated. “We’ll have a different table for each division, so they’ll try every team’s meat but not on all three categories, so that team doesn’t go to that same judge every time. So we’re trying to level the playing field,” Rooney said.

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Kansas Beef Council. At 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Roto-Mix will prepare chuckwagon steaks and all of the fixings in the grandstand plaza arena at the Finney County Fairgrounds. The meal is free to the public. The Beef Empire Days Sponsorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Reception will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave. Sponsors and their guests are invited to this annual event that provides an excellent opportunity to network with customers and clients, while partaking in hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres and drinks. There also will be drawings and giveaways. Pancakes and beef sausage will be on the menu June 8 at the Chuckwagon Breakfast, beginning at 6:30 a.m. at Stevens Park. The chef from Chris Cakes will flip pancakes onto plates and into the audience until 9:30 a.m. The cost is $2 and it is all-you-can-eat. Following the parade on June 8, at the Chuckwagons in the Park Community Feed, people will have a chance to sample cuts of beef. Serving begins following the parade at approximately 11:45 a.m. On June 9, the Beef Empire Days Cattle Crawl features beef dishes served at some of the finest local establishments. Participants will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the Clarion Inn parking lot, board a bus and be taken from location to location aboard their own â&#x20AC;&#x153;stagecoach,â&#x20AC;? courtesy

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A. J. Griffin, Manhattan, grabs the horns of a steer to turn it to the ground during the 2012 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo steer wrestling competition at the Finney County Fairgrounds Arena. Griffin is a former Garden City resident.

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Alecia Ary, Preston, turns her horse around a barrel on a run in the 2012 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo barrel racing at the Finney County Fairgrounds Arena. top bulls, Secret Stash, was voted the third best bull at the 2012 Ram National Circuit Finals. Once again, the Anchor K group of bulls and horses is among the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best. Consider that their top bull, Bad Habit, has yet to be ridden in approximately 50 attempts, and that he was so tough that the Dodge National Circuit Finals in Oklahoma City asked the Korkows to leave Bad Habit at home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a mean bull, but so far nobody has figured out how to stay on him,â&#x20AC;? said T.J., the third generation Korkow to handle the draw for riders at rodeos. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We think heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gonna be a candidate for PRCA Bull of the Year. So, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pretty excited about him.â&#x20AC;? Other top young bulls in the Anchor K group include Snake, Blow Hole, Luciferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Leap and Secret Stash. On the horse side of the stock, Korkow said he had

four saddle broncs that were chosen for the 2012 National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Among that group is Vanilla Twist, who was voted as the 2010 â&#x20AC;&#x153;High Marked Broncâ&#x20AC;? at the prestigious Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Bronc Futurity. Other saddle broncs include Wasabi, River Rat, Rhubarb and Paint Chip. On the bareback list, Korkow mentioned Buggerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pet, the 2009 Bareback Horse of the Year in the Badlands Circuit; Inky, Flaxy Lady, Flash, Stat

Sheet, Joker Poker, Arabella and Mean Jean, the horse that scored 87 points for the 2012 winner at the BED. Approximately 500 contestants had registered by the third week of May for the three-day event, with contestants entered for saddle bronc, bareback bronc, tie-down roping, bull riding, team roping and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s barrel racing. There will be possible more entries following the re-entry deadline, set for Friday.

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plaints from the contestants there, but we just felt like this was in our best interest,â&#x20AC;? Ketterling said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was costing us more money than what we felt we wanted to spend, and we can put that elsewhere.â&#x20AC;? Ketterling said that Muttinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bustinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and a Boot Scramble will be part of the three-evening performance for kids ages 11 and younger. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The boot scramble will be where kids have their boots placed in the middle of the arena. There is a starting line near the arena fence and then the kids have to race, find their boots, and then run back to the finish line. The winners will receive prizes all three nights. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to do as much as we can to involve young See PRCA, Page B13

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There will be a few changes when the 2013 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo gets under way on June 6 at the Finney County Fairgrounds Arena. There will be one less day of competition, with the slack portion being moved to 9 a.m. Thursday, June 6. Team roping, barrel racing and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breakaway roping will be on the agenda for the Thursday day schedule, which is free to the public. The opening night of the PRCA event is scheduled to get under way at 7 p.m. the same day, where Family Night will be celebrated. The rodeo continues on Friday and Saturday with 7 p.m. starts. On Friday, the BED event will sponsor the Breast Cancer Awareness Night with its annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Are You Tough Enough to Wear Pink?â&#x20AC;? event. All in attendance are encouraged to wear something pink to honor those who battle cancer. On Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s closing night, it will be Military Appreciation Night, honoring our nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s veterans and active military personnel. Another new look will actually be a new voice. After having Mike Mathis as the announcer for the BED event for 18 years, the Texan is staying in his home state this time around, and his replacement is another veteran PRCA announcer, Andy Stewart, a four-time top five nominee for PRCA announcer of the year. Stewart, who resides in Collinston, La., has twice been the announcer for the Southeast Circuit finals. He was the announcer for the Ram National Circuit Finals in 2006, and on multiple occasions served as the announcer for the World Bronc Futurity. The veteran announcer also has served as host of the award-winning PRCA coverage for the Outdoor Channel and Fox Sports. He enjoys playing the guitar and singing, and has been a professional duck hunting guide for 16 years. Married for 22 years, Stewart and his wife, Shelley, have two children, Kash, 19, and Shaye, 17. For the 11th consecutive year, Korkow Rodeos of the Anchor K Ranch of Pierre, S.D., will be providing the bulls, saddle broncs and bareback broncs for the competition in those three events. The Korkows have raised rodeo stock for three generations. Since 1959, they are only one of three stock contractors to have animals selected to be ridden at the National Finals Rodeo. Jim and his son, T.J., the second and third generation family members, oversee hundreds of bulls and horses in their stock. In 2012, the Korkowsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nurse Jumps Alot was voted the Saddle Bronc Horse of the Badlands Circuit Finals. One of their


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Terry Lee, Garden City, bites down on his tongue as he makes a toss during a game of horseshoes at Finnup Park during the 2012 Beef Empire Days Horseshoes tournament.

In addition to the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo, which will run June 6 to 8, there will be a number of other sports events in conjunction with the annual BED schedule. On Saturday, the Garden City Family YMCA will sponsor the Hoof it to Health Road Run, an event that features a 5K/10K run, a two-mile and one-half mile walk kids’ race that will begin at the YMCA facility on Center Street. The race gets under way at 7 a.m. Also on Saturday, there will be a horseshoe tour nament, for which qualifying begins at 9 a.m. at the horseshoe pits south of the Big Pool in Finnup Park. The tournament starts at 10 a.m. after qualifying, with men and women of all ages welcome to participate. An entry fee of $10 will be collected the morning of the event. All entry fees will be returned in prizes. On Sunday, there will be the Feedlot and Sponsors’ Team Roping, Bar rel Racing and Riding events, which get under way at 10 a.m. at the Finney County Fairgrounds Arena. The event is open to any of the 2013 Beef Empire Days sponsors. Another weekend event will be the Coors L i g h t / G a rd e n City Recreation Youth Benefit

Beef Empire Days Sports Schedule Saturday, June 1 • Hoof it to Health Road Run — 7:30 a.m., YMCA • Horseshoe tournament — 9 a.m., Finnup Park • Coors Light/Garden City Recreation Youth Benefit Softball Tournament — noon, Peebles Complex & Wiley Park Sunday, June 2 • Coors Light/Garden City Recreation Youth Benefit Softball Tournament — 10 a.m., Peebles Complex & Wiley Park • Feedlot Sponsors’ roping, riding & barrel racing — 10 a.m., Finney County Fairgrounds Thursday, June 6 • PRCA Rodel Slack and PWRA Breakaway — 9 a.m., Finney County Fairgrounds • PRCA Rodeo — 7 p.m., Finney County Fairgrounds Friday, June 7 • 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament — 8 a.m., YMCA • PRCA Rodeo — 7 p.m., Finney County Fairgrounds Saturday, June 8 • 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament — 8 a.m., Stevens Park Sunday, June 9 • Buffalo Dunes four-person golf tournament — 8 a.m., Buffalo Dunes • High Plains Archery Club 3D Tournament — 10 a.m., High Plains Archery Range

Softball Tour nament. The softball tourney will have games scheduled at the Peebles and Wiley complexes. On June 7, the YMCA is sponsoring a 3-on-3 basketball tour nament that will run through June 8 at Stevens Park. Concluding the sports events for BED will be the Buffalo Dunes four-

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Ropes and rodeo

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Braxton Culpepper, 11, Silverstone, Ga., works on his roping skills while sitting on the arena fence during the 2012 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo slack at the Finney ABOVE: Trevor Cox, Purdum, Neb., works on turning a steer to the ground on a run County Fairgrounds. Culpepperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dad, Brad, was competing in the team roping conduring the 2012 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo steer wrestling at the Finney County test. Fairgrounds arena. BELOW: Jule Hazen, Ashland, moves from his horse to a steer during the 2012 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s steer wrestling at the Finney County Fairgrounds arena. Photos by Brad Nading/Telegram



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