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Obama says Vietnam vets too often ‘denigrated’ WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama paid tribute Monday to the men and women who have died defending America, pointing to Vietnam veterans as an under-appreciated and sometimes maligned group of war heroes who remained true to their nation despite an unwelcome homecoming. “You were sometimes blamed for the misdeeds of a few,” Obama said at the Vietnam War Memorial. “You came home and were sometimes denigrated when you should have been celebrated. It was a national shame, a disgrace that should have never happened.” “Even though some Americans turned their backs on you, you never turned your back on America,” Obama said. Marking Memorial Day at both the black granite wall honoring more than 58,000 soldiers who died in the Vietnam War and earlier at Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from the capital, Obama noted that for the first time in nine years, “Americans are not fighting and dying in Iraq,” and the nation was winding down its role in the conflict in Afghanistan. “After a decade under the dark cloud of war, we can see the light of the new day on the horizon,” Obama said to an audience gathered at the Arlington amphitheSee Obama, Page A5

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Veteran Martin Huschka holds an American flag as he sits and listens to the Garden City Municipal Band play a selection Monday during the Memorial Day service at Valley View Cemetery.

Counties try Memorial Day service marked with reverence, respect thriving while shrinking By ANGIE HAFLICH


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Far from the plains of windswept Kansas where he grew up, Travis Peter found a good job as a financial adviser in upstate New York. The 2000 Tribune High School graduate lives minutes from a Walmart, along with a variety of restaurants, retailers and entertainment. Here, he and his wife, Zoë, a teacher, have made a successful life. But when the couple’s first child was born two years ago, Peter realized there really is no place like home. “Sure, it’s hot and windy and not somewhere some people would imagine wanting to live for the rest of your life,” Peter said of his native Greeley County. “I can do my job from anywhere in the world where there is an internet connection,” Peter said. “But having a child changes everything and it certainly changes what your expectations are for the future and your wants in life.” In July, the family will move 1,400 miles to Tribune where, Peter says, they will find a safe, close-knit community with a good school system, good healthcare and a quality of life one can’t find in many areas of the country. And leaders in Greeley County — the state’s smallest See Home, Page A5

The southwest Kansas wind seemed to be showing its own reverence for Memorial Day at the ceremony held Monday at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. The American flag placed at the Veterans Monument was completely still until the wind seemed to suddenly bring it to life, right on cue as the Garden City Municipal Band performed “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The wind picked up just in time to get the flag waving during the verse, “O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave.” As if on cue, again, the flag went still just as the verse ended. The guest speaker at the event, John Doll, city commissioner and former mayor, took the podium after Don Nevin, commander of the American Legion, led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance. Doll began by expressing his gratitude to the soldiers who have defended America’s freedom, saying that is what Memorial Day is all about, but also saying that there is more to it than that. “I think it goes much deeper than that. Memorial Day is also a day to honor and pay tribute to those who fought for our freedom and were able to come home. Memorial Day is a day to pay honor and tribute to the families who have lost a son or daughter, a father or mother, brother or sister, husband or wife, fighting for their freedom,” Doll said. He then spoke about the song, “Blowin’ in the Wind” by Bob Dylan, first joking that the song must have come to mind during

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ABOVE: Jim Johnson, left, and other veterans salute as the national anthem is played Monday during the Memorial Day service at Valley View Cemetery. LEFT: Members of the Honor Guard perform a 21-gun salute after the roll call of deceased local veterans during the Memorial Day service at Valley View Cemetery. the 40 mph wind on Saturday, then reciting the lyrics in a more reverent manner. “‘How many times must the cannonballs fly before they’re forever banned? The answer, my friend is blowin’ in the wind. The answer is blowin’ in the wind,’” he said. He then said that he hoped that those in attendance would not only remember the fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, but throughout the year, as well. “We, out here, are those sol-

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diers’ legacy. They went to war, so we know peace. They braved hardship, so we know opportunity. They paid the ultimate price, so we know freedom,” he said. “This cemetery, in itself, is a testament to the price of freedom. When I walk through this beautiful facility, I cannot help but notice all the soldiers who are buried here.” He also asked the crowd to remember their sacrifice throughout the year. “When we leave here today,

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and today becomes tomorrow and tomorrow becomes last month, I hope, as a city, we continue to take a moment out of our busy day to pause, to remember, to mourn and to pray,” he said. He concluded his speech by again quoting from Dylan’s song, “‘Yes, how many deaths will it take ’til he knows that too many people have died. The answer my friend, is blowin’ in the wind. The answer is blowin’ in the See Salute, Page A5

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Wichita students develop campaign to teach kids, teens about Internet safety By SUZANNE PEREZ TOBIAS (MCT) — To illustrate the power of the Internet — and the fact that what you say or do online can have far-reaching consequences — Alex Wespi likes to tell kids about a little tweet that caused a big uproar. The comment, posted on a Kansas high school student’s Twitter page during a field trip last fall, insulted Gov. Sam Brownback, was flagged by the governor’s staff and landed the student in her principal’s office. It also made international news. The student, Emma Sullivan, now has nearly 12,500 followers on Twitter. She graduated this month and still hears feedback, good and bad, about what she said. “All from one tweet,” says Wespi, 18, a recent

status,” he said. “Whatever you put online lives there forever.” Wespi said he and his teammates made presentations to elementary school students and were surprised how many had cellphones and Facebook pages. “So many hands went up — kids in third and fourth grade,” he said. “They’re growing up with technology. It’s just a part of everyday life, and lots of them have no idea about the dangers of the Internet.” Wespi encouraged children and parents to talk about those dangers and to visit sites such as, a website sponsored by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children that features advice and even interactive games to teach online safety. The Northwest High students also share tips on the campaign’s Facebook


southern and western Kansas. Shell Oil, a latecomer to the oil play, is getting more active; it filed 22 notices in the last month. “We are still in the exploration phase of a year to 18 months,” said spokesman Scott Scheffler. In this phase, the company is still feeling out how much oil can be found and where it is precisely. He wouldn’t say what results the company has seen from its wells, but it recently upped its rig count from three to four and is considering a fifth. SandRidge Energy, in a May 3 presentation to analysts, said that it had peak 30-day averages of 423 barrels a day of oil equivalent in Barber County, 376 barrels a day in Harper County and 222 barrels a day in Comanche County. SandRidge, which is ramping up to drill 120 wells this year, said the

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Find a baby deer? Leave it alone, experts say By DEB GRUVER The Wichita Eagle

(MCT) — Yep, baby deer are pretty darn cute. Nope, you can’t have one. That’s the message the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism wants to get out during fawning season, which is happening now. Good-intentioned people who happen across fawns in their yards, at parks and in fields sometimes “rescue” them, thinking they’ve been abandoned. But doing so is not a good idea, said district biologist Jeff Rue, who works out of El Dorado. Plus, it’s illegal. Possessing wildlife without a permit is a class C misdemeanor punishable

upon first offense by up to a month in jail and a fine of up to $500. Rue said he took five calls Wednesday from people who had picked up fawns, believing them to be left behind by their mothers. “When does give birth, it’s a behavior of the fawn to lie still and not move so they don’t attract predators. Fawns have two things going for them: They give off very little scent and they lie still. It’s a natural behavior that’s wired into them. The mother is typically not very far away.” The fawn and doe split up, except for feedings, to keep predators such as coyotes, foxes and bobcats away.

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graduate of Northwest High School in Wichita. “That shows how you never know who might be watching.” Wespi and two classmates, Taryn Thomas and Broc Cramer, launched the “Wonder Who’s Watching?” campaign to teach children and teens about Internet safety. Earlier this month, the students were awarded first place in the public relations category of an international career development conference in Utah. Wespi said students out of school for summer vacation tend to spend more time online, so it’s important to show them and their parents how to stay safe on computers and cellphones. “The No. 1 tip we tell everyone, whether it’s a kid or an adult, is to think twice before posting anything — a photo, a video, a

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State Briefs Assistant AG to run for Ford County Attorney DODGE CITY (AP) — Assistant Attorney General Natalie K. Randall says she plans to run in the Republican primary election for Ford County attorney. Randall was an assistant Ford County attorney until joining Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office a year ago. Randall told The Dodge City Daily Globe she misses working in Ford County and wants to restore a full-time prosecutor to the position. Randall is a member of the Republican Women’s Association and the First United Methodist Church. She lives in Dodge City with her husband and daughter.


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Experts: Remedial college classes need fixing OVERLAND PARK (AP) — Each year, an estimated 1.7 million U.S. college students are steered to remedial classes to catch them up and prepare them for regular coursework. But a growing body of research shows the courses are eating up time and money, often leading not to degrees but student loan hangovers. The expense of remedial courses, which typically cost students the same as regular classes but don’t fulfill degree requirements, run about $3 billion annually, according to new research by Complete College America, a Washington-based national nonprofit working to increase the number of students with a college degree. The group says the classes are largely failing the nation’s higher education system at a time when student-loan debt has become a presidential campaign issue. Meanwhile, lawmakers in at least two states have pushed through changes and numerous institutions are redesigning the

courses. “Simply putting (students) in three levels of remedial math is really taking their money and time with no hope of success,” said Stan Jones, president of Complete College America. The group’s research shows just 1 in 10 remedial students graduate from community colleges within three years and a little more than a third complete bachelor’s degrees in six years. Yet the classes are widespread, with more than 50 percent of students entering two-year colleges and nearly 20 percent of those entering four-year universities put in at least one remedial course, the report said. “At the end of the day if we could say that we are getting more students to graduate, particularly those coming into college without the requisite skills, the investment we have now is worth it,” said Bruce Vandal, director of postsecondary education for the Denver-based Education Commission of the States, a non-

partisan group that researches education policy. “I think the fact that we aren’t getting that result is why legislators and policymakers are up in arms and rightfully so.” The research comes as the cost of a college education continues to grow. The College Board said last fall that the average instate tuition and fees at four-year public colleges rose an additional $631, or about 8 percent, compared with a year ago. The annual cost of a full credit load has passed $8,000 — an all-time high. Legislation passed earlier this month in Kansas prohibits four-year universities from using state funds to provide remedial courses. Beth Gulley, an associate English professor who teaches remedial writing at the 22,000student Johnson County Community College in northeast Kansas, acknowledges the remediation statistics are “pretty dismal.” But she noted it sometimes takes students longer to graduate

than the span of time the statistics track. “I think there is lots of hope,” she said. Take her assistant Brandon True, who dropped a remedial math class twice before completing it and College Algebra. Now 23, he is taking a calculus-heavy class for aspiring video game designers and preparing to transfer to a four-year institution. “I was terrified,” he recalled of his earlier math struggles. Because of those initial struggles problems, he feels like he truly understands the remedial writing students he helps. “I think they choke. It’s scary.” Research shows placement exams routinely misplace students in remedial courses, and colleges would do so far less often if they also examined high school transcripts, said Davis Jenkins, a senior researcher at the Community College Research Center at Teachers College at Columbia University in New York.

Body of Overland Park soldier returns home OVERLAND PARK (AP) — The remains of an Overland Park soldier who died in Afghanistan returned home on Memorial Day. More than 100 people solemnly greeted the body of Sgt. Michael Knapp when it arrived Monday at Kansas City International Airport. Knapp and another soldier died May 18 when their unit was hit by enemy rocket fire that also killed three civilians. He earned several military honors, including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion (Air Assault), 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade. The 28-year-old Shawnee Mission North graduate leaves behind a wife and 9-month-old daughter. Knapp’s family has set a fund for his daughter. Donations are being accepted at any Valley View Bank. Knapp previously served in Kosovo and two deployments in Iraq.

Brain tumor survivor runs for veterans PITTSBURG (AP) — A Pittsburg woman who survived a rare, malignant type of brain tumor is training to run a marathon to support military veterans. Kimberly Harris lived in St. Louis in 2005 when the tumor was discovered. After surgery, chemo, radiation and intensive care, she and her husband and two children moved to Oklahoma. The family has lived in Pittsburg since 2009, where Kimberly and her husband work at Pittsburg State University. This fall, to celebrate her 40th birthday, Harris will run the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. She is dedicating money she raises to the Semper Fi Fund, which provides financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. armed forces and their families. Harris says she wants to honor those whose illnesses are caused by war.

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Maddie Clark, 4, makes a big splash after a trip down the elephant slide Saturday during the opening afternoon of the Big Pool’s summer season.

Big Pool enjoys big opening weekend for summer By ANGIE HAFLICH

Despite high winds, the Big Pool was just the ticket for many residents on Saturday. Temperatures in the high 90s brought several hundred people to the opening of one of Garden City’s main attractions. “I’d guess we’ll have close to 1,200 people,” Donna Gerstner, assistant superintendent of the Garden City Recreation Commission, said. Some of the first to arrive were 4-year-old Estrella Santa Cruz, who stayed close to her 17-year-old relative, Emma Ibon, as her 11-year-old sister, Carissa Ibon, showed off in the middle of the pool. “Look, I’m doing push-ups,” she said as she pushed up and down from the bottom of the pool. Sixteen-year-old Mario Lopez said that he was very excited for the pool to open. “My favorite thing is just jumping into the cold water,” he said. Others enjoyed the large slides, which were added to the pool in 2006. GCRC took over operation of the pool from the city of Garden City in 2003. GCRC employs over 40 lifeguards at the Big Pool, with approximately 20 lifeguards on duty at any given time. Since the pool was filled in mid-May, Gerstner said, the guards have been undergoing extensive training. “They are ready. They are very, very ready. If there’s a problem, I feel very comfortable with any one of these guys,” she said. “We worked them and drilled them on backboarding and saves and they’ve been swimming all week and I’ve been busting their tails. They’ve been working hard and they have a great attitude. I’m extremely proud of these guys.” Backboarding is a term used to describe what lifeguards must do with the backboards at the

Jason Yi, 13, lets out a yell as he jumps off one of the diving boards Saturday during the opening day of the Big Pool. pool in the event of a spinal cord or head injury. “That’s a big deal,” Gerstner said. “They’ve been working on it in the shallow, the deep end, the intermediate water. So they can handle anything.” Gerstner said that the lifeguards are certified and then she trains them at the Big Pool. “I re-train them on our pool because our pool is different. It’s got the sloping, it’s got deep water, it’s got lots of water — big area — so we really work them hard,” she said. “Just to get certified as a lifeguard, I believe it’s at least 12 hours of training. ... So it’s just as important as a police

officer or EMT or firefighter. They are trained just like those guys are. They’re required to go through in-services each week or two so they can stay on top of their game,” Gerstner said. Lifeguards must obtain CPR and first aid certification, and be able to swim 500 meters in under 12 minutes. “If they can’t, then they continue to swim until they get it, but usually everybody gets it,” Gerstner said. Seventeen-year-old lifeguard Gary Harley said that he had successfully completed this requirement earlier on opening day. “I finally got it today,” he said.

Seventeen-year-old Sierra Scott, who is beginning her second summer at the pool, said that being a lifeguard demands constant attention. “You’re never bored, because you’re always watching,” she said. The Big Pool was hand dug in 1922. It is about the size of a football field and holds approximately 2.6 million gallons of water. Gerstner said that it takes about 24 hours to fill it. Because the pool is so large, Gerstner said they aren’t certain of its capacity. “There’s only been one time that I felt like we were crowded, ever, ever, ever, and that was when we opened up the slides that first day. But that was the only time I ever felt like, ‘maybe we should shut the gates,’” she said. She said that she has seen as many as 1,700 people come and go throughout the day and that weekends are the busiest time. “We average, on a weekend, 1,000 people. During the week, we average 800,” she said. “You never feel crowded here. Even if we run 1,200 people through here, they won’t feel crowded. Unless they’re all in the baby pool.” She also said that they hold several events throughout the summer, beginning with the Cardboard Canoe Races, which take place every Father’s Day. This year it is on June 16. “That is an awesome event to do with your family,” she said. “We have one father that, every year, has taken the time to work with his kids to build a cardboard canoe — every year.” After building their canoe, participants race them at the pool. Pool hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 1 to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday and on holidays. For more information about the Big Pool, visit the GCRC website at

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eef Empire Days, one of the region’s more anticipated annual events, gets up and running this week. As always, those who partake in the fun will receive a healthy serving of information on everything beef, from how the product makes its way from the field to the fork, to its role in healthy eating. And at a time so much emphasis has been placed on poor nutrition and a lack Do you include beef as part of of exercise a healthy diet? Add your comcontribments at the end of the online uting to version of this editorial at Americans’ ballooning waistlines, it’s always encouraging to hear foodrelated success stories. Consider the example set by the Kansas Beef Endurance Team, a group of athletes from across the Sunflower State who promote healthy lifestyles by combining physical activity and a nutrient-rich diet full of lean meats, especially beef. The group participates in races and other events in spreading the good news about beef. They know red meat often gets a bad rap because of its saturated fat and cholesterol, even though the fat content of beef varies greatly by cut and how it’s prepared. Lean beef also has notable health benefits in being loaded with essential nutrients, including zinc, iron, phosphorus and B-complex vitamins. When consumed in moderation, it’s an outstanding source of protein. Such details represent the kind of information that goes a long way in helping consumers better appreciate beef. Unfortunately, a lean beef product turned out by the Beef Products, Inc., facility at Holcomb and elsewhere in the nation was targeted by a misguided campaign of misinformation labeling it as undesirable, or somehow unhealthy. The uproar over the lean beef trimmings — unfairly dubbed “pink slime” — contributed to the local plant closing, and more than 230 local BPI employees losing their jobs. The disturbing development drove home the importance of educating consumers on facts surrounding beef production, a business that’s long helped fuel the southwest Kansas economy. Expect such educational offerings during Beef Empire Days, an event not only entertaining for all ages, but also key in helping children and adults better understand a product that deserves a place on the plate of most anyone interested in a healthy diet.

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isa VeneKlasen is a petite blonde from Washington, D.C., who fearlessly challenges top government officials around the world. I traveled with her as an embedded journalist on a Nobel Women’s Initiative delegation to Central America earlier this year. There she pressed presidents and attorneys general in Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to protect women, their rights and their families. VeneKlasen, the executive director of an international women’s-rights organization called Just Associates, spent her time as a young activist fighting for peace in Central America in the 1980s, a time when the U.S. military poured millions of dollars of taxpayer money into Honduras. Thirty years later, she is doing the same thing. In the 1980s, the perceived threat was from leftist guerrillas. Now the threat is from violent drug traffickers. VeneKlasen has targeted what she believes is a shortsighted U.S. policy that has shown little return on the tax dollars poured into the so-called war on drugs. “U.S. citizens often don’t even know that billions of dollars are being spent to build up the U.S. military and spy presence in Latin America, even though U.S. schools are being shut down for lack of funding,” she said. “We’re supposedly helping fight the drug war in places like Honduras, but the drug war has failed in every country it has been applied to. Not only has it failed, it has led to an enormous increase in violence and instability.” That violence has very

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real consequences. On May 11, U.S. helicopters carrying Honduran army and Drug Enforcement Administration officials opened fire on a small boat carrying 11 people in the Mosquitia region. In a spray of machine-gun fire, four people were killed, among them a 14-yearold boy and two pregnant women. The U.S. military says it was Hondurans who shot and killed the people — who most of us would find unlikely to be drug traffickers. But in the small villages in Mosquitia, people know that the helicopters were American. And the funding for those helicopters? Quoted in The Nation magazine, U.S. Ambassador to Honduras Lisa Kubiske recently said: “We have an opportunity now, because the military is no longer at war in Iraq. Using the military funding that won’t be spent (there) we should be able to have resources to be able to work here.” I am sure most taxpayers imagined that money not spent in Iraq would instead be spent for schools and safety in the U.S. Not so. For VeneKlasen, it is once again a sad time for Central America and for the U.S: “Many of the women human-rights defenders and women’s organizations we work with feel like they’ve been forced back to the time

I am sure most taxpayers imagined that money not spent in Iraq would instead be spent for schools and safety in the U.S. Not so.

of dictatorships and military rule, remembering the kind of terror, lawlessness and denial of democratic rights that they lived through in the ‘80s, that we all witnessed back then. Secret U.S. military bases operating in plain sight with little congressional oversight, weak state institutions, corruption, counterinsurgency which ends up targeting humanrights activists. We’ve seen this game before. Now the target of the insurgency is organized crime, but despite being a failed policy that has never worked ... here we go again.” A failed policy that is barely even being questioned in the U.S., but that in a small town in Honduras has left blood in its tracks — two pregnant women and a 14year-old boy.

Maria Hinojosa is the anchor and managing editor of her own NPR show, “Latino USA.” Email her at mh@futuromediagroup. org.

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rom engaging in abolitionism to demonstrating against the Vietnam War, Quakers have long been on the vanguard of social movements. We often see the names of Americans we are told are important to one cause or another. But in many cases, this is no more than hot air. Individuals who are truly exceptional come around rarely. Anthony Benezet is one of these. He represented something as important now as it was during his own life in the 18th century — an uncompromising pursuit of justice that shows our nation at its very best. Benezet, born in 1713, was from France, but in 1731 his family moved to Pennsylvania, then a British colony that was friendly to Quakers, the low-key but resolute faith that the family had joined in 1727. In Philadelphia, Benezet became a schoolteacher, making a name for himself as very good with children and less harsh in punishing his students than was common during that era. Benezet went on to open the first public school for girls in this country and also taught slave children in the evenings at his home. He continued doing both almost until his death in 1784, when 400 blacks turned out for his funeral. Teaching slaves made Benezet understand something that he lived by and that had become extremely

COMMENTARY Stanley Crouch King Features Syndicate significant to the Quaker position on slavery. The Quakers had a reputation for never breaking their treaties and promises to American Indians and for seeing slavery as an evil institution opposed to the dictates of fundamental Christian teachings. They stood up against the 18th-century idea of polygenesis, which allowed for the belief that different races had different origins, thus making some superior to others. Benezet was a major voice against the idea because, as he often said and wrote, by teaching children, whether black or white, he discovered that they were all basically the same, none being better, none being worse. What he had to say was not based on hearsay or rumor or superstition. Instead, it was based on flesh-and-blood facts of the sort that still evade too many ethnic ideologues who claim their group is superior to others. Benezet’s was a revolutionary insight at a time when one was not surprised to read racist ideas even from high-minded European philosophers like Voltaire. But the Quakers were

independent of anything other than their own beliefs and their understanding of the Bible. What makes Benezet especially affirmative of what is going on today is that his philosophy about ethnic equality was built not only on religious ideas but, more importantly, on his own direct experience with slave children. As Maurice Jackson wrote in 2009’s “Let This Voice Be Heard: Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism,” “Unlike most whites of his time, Benezet sought to change the condition of the chained and the oppressed.” Anthony Benezet represented the fire under the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the speeches of Abraham Lincoln and the sorts of remarkable things that Eleanor Roosevelt did — like taking a test flight with a Tuskegee Airman when there was talk that black fliers could not cut the mustard in battle. When Roosevelt lifted off into the Alabama skies with a black pilot in 1941, she may not have known much, or anything at all, about Anthony Benezet, but if spirits move about, he could have been an invisible copilot. After all, Benezet had earned his own wings long before.

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n 1932 Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis opined “a single courageous State may ... serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.” Kansas has taken that laboratory spirit seriously with a new effort that could cure what ails most economies or combust like a volatile chemical combination. Since his 2010 campaign, Sam Brownback has made it clear that cutting taxes is a priority. Brownback believes that lowering taxes is always the best prompt for fiscal growth, promoting Texas’ recent history as a model. Brownback ignores Texas high property and sales taxes, nationally fourth and 14th highest respectively. Kansas’ effort is significant adaptation of Texas’ model, not the sincerest flattery. The Kansas Legislature is experimenting with how low you can push taxes in Brownback’s mindset. Brownback’s more conservative allies in the Kansas House have decided if tax cuts are good, bigger tax cuts are better. Abiding that belief, they hoodwinked the Kansas Senate. The Senate, serving as a bulwark against the most aggressive elements of the Brownback/House agenda, thinks tax cuts are good but not as deep as the House preferred. Under guidance from the governor, the Senate passed a deep tax cut bill to begin the process of negotiation with the House. While the Senate was getting a conference committee together for its negotiations, the House decided to double-cross them by passing the deep cut bill unchanged. Legal and legitimate according to the letter of parliamentary procedure? Yes. Inappropriate and destructive in a Legislature built on trust and compromise? Yes. Re-enter Sam Brownback. The governor immediately said he would sign the bill unless he got a milder bill that kept a portion of the tax cuts in. The admission was a public statement that the governor was worried the cuts actually went too deep, or the governor simply would have immediately decided to sign it. Bickering between the House and Senate kept the Legislature from sending a compromise bill to Cedar Crest, and the governor signed the bill. Had the governor steered a compromise bill to passage, he may have cemented a legacy as one of Kansas’ most successful governors. Brownback would have gotten his tax cuts, and he could have soothed ill feelings that have emerged between the Legislature’s polar alliance and center right. Showing a bold vision with a willingness to compromise when necessary to broker deals could have built a bridge within the Republican Party and overcome the only barrier — internecine squabbling — that keeps the GOP from mandate-level control over Kansas politics. Instead, Brownback has fed the belief that the double-cross was his idea in the first place and that he will do anything to get his way regardless of ethics, procedure or the state’s long-term health. The cuts will present the biggest experiment in decades of Kansas politics. While advocates remain unstintingly confident that a new age of job growth and economic fortune is imminent, critics wonder where the state will find the money to fund schools and social welfare spending. Over the course of six years, the Legislature estimates the state treasury will shrink by nearly a billion dollars, about one-sixth of the general fund. Proponents claim the tax cuts will self-finance. Texas’s economic boom is shown as a model, despite big differences between their economic model and the new Kansas plan. If Texas’ fortunes do not replicate in Kansas, then a struggling state will be on the brink of collapse. More than just an experiment, the tax cut package that emerged from the Kansas Legislature is a cosmic roll of the policy dice. Seven come eleven.

Chapman Rackaway is an associate professor of political science at Fort Hays State University.

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county — are hoping the Peters are one step of many in the right direction. Not that they don’t know it won’t be an uphill battle, said Economic Development Director Christy Hopkins. The county lost 287 people in the past 10 years, according to the 2010 census. And, according to a Wichita State University study, if it stays on the same pattern it has in the past three decades, Greeley County could lose nearly 64 percent of its current population by 2040. That, however, Hopkins stresses, won’t happen. “If you listen, every day you can hear some voice saying, ‘Stop. Give up. It’s no use.’ You can let a set of predictions and forecasts stifle your energy and slow progress. Or, communities can work to develop and continually improve, creating places that people are proud to call home.� Even as counties like Greeley try to turn the tide, the century-long slide of population continues in rural Kansas — with 73 percent of Kansas counties exporting their biggest crop — their youths. Census numbers released in March showed just 28 Kansas counties growing — largely in population centers like Sedgwick, Johnson and Shawnee. Another 77 counties lost population — a similar problem that is stretching across America’s Heartland. In all, U.S. census figures show one in four U.S. counties are dying with an aging population and fewer farms contributing to much of the trend downward. It’s a spiral that has occurred for decades. Back in the late 1800s, pioneers came to Kansas seeking land under the government’s Homestead Act. Railroads lured settlers and towns sprouted up around these agriculture centers. Most county seats were centrally located so residents wouldn’t have to travel more than a day by horse to do their business. These days, however, farms that had just a few hundred acres in the 1920s now spread across several thousand acres in western Kansas. It means fewer farmers making a living from the land. Meanwhile, the population is aging, as the youth who graduate high school go to college and never return.

In Kansas, 26 rural counties haven’t grown since 1930. For 13 other counties, the last reported growth was between 1940 and 1970. And even those remaining counties in western Kansas that have grown since 1980 peaked in population decades ago. Harper County in south Kansas saw its last increase in 1910 — the same year population peaked at 14,748 people. Today there are 6,034. In Washington County along the northeast Kansas border, population peaked in 1890. The county has since lost 74 percent of its population with just 5,799 people living there in 2010. Wichita State’s study projects only 22 Kansas counties will grow in the next 30 years, a majority located in more urban counties in northeastern Kansas — assuming migration patterns between 2000 and 2010 continue. In the western part of the state, all but 10 are estimated to decline by more than 15 percent. Now, rural county officials are grappling with how to reverse the trend. “These places are fighting a really uphill battle against long-term historical trends,� said Jon Bailey. “I don’t see any facts they will increase in the next few decades if they haven’t in the past 100 years.� Other Midwestern states are facing similar woes, he said. In Nebraska, 71 of the state’s 93 counties peaked in population around 1930 or earlier. Locals, however, aren’t standing by watching, he noted. Despite the trend downward, some, he said are “thriving while shrinking.� “They have to admit they are declining,� he said, adding that communities still need services like hospitals, doctors and schools — especially as many rural counties have a higher percentage of an older population. “These communities still have people in them. They might be shrinking, but they can thrive at the same time.� Part of that might be changing residents’ mindset. “I think there needs to be an understanding of the past,� Bailey said. “If you’re a county has been losing population for 100 years, is there anything that will turn that around?� There are solutions, he said, but not one magic, silver bullet. “People have to be real-

istic about that.� Those in Greeley County, the smallest county in Kansas with 1,247 people, have different ideas amid farm extinction and out-migration — evident to those who step foot into town. While they lost 287 people between 2000 and 2010, Hopkins is quick to note her county gained 11 in the past year. “It’s small gains,� she said, but noted even those add up. According to the 1880 census, the county had three people and continued to grow until 1960 when it peaked at 2,087. Then decline began, slowly, but steady. It was the consecutive years of bad harvests and the acceleration in residents moving to greener pastures that led to a community survival meeting in 2004. More than 150 attended. Hopkins was hired in 2005. They started a recreation league. A few new businesses were added to Main Street. Earlier this year, Greeley and Wallace counties raised $160,000 from residents to upgrade their movie theaters to digital. Seaboard last year announced it planned to build a 264,000 maximum head hog farm that would employ six to eight people. The local cooperative also is amid an expansion. There is optimism in other counties, as well. In Lane County, Economic Development Director Dan Hartman scoffs at the idea of his county losing 55 percent of its population by 2040. “No one can predict the future,� he said, noting that even with a tough road ahead — his county hasn’t grown in 50 years — he and others are working to reverse the trend. He noted an oil company that was looking for a location to build visited the county last week. If realized, it would bring 50 jobs to the area, he said. And in Ness County, Economic Development Director Dale Staab says he also begs to differ. Ness, with a population of 3,100, lost 347 people since the 2000 census. The last census growth was in 1930 when population peaked at 8,358 people. Wichita State projects the county to lose 49 percent of its population in the next 30 years, or 1,500 people. “I’ve seen a shift in the attitude in the past couple years to something more positive, energetic,� he

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wind.’� Master of Ceremonies Phil Babcock then spoke about the avenue of flags at the cemetery, saying that the 64 flags that fly there are donated, and that they can always use more of them. “Bring them to the American Legion, VFW or the cemetery,� he said. “We will gladly fly those flags in the deceased’s honor. That’s what Memorial Day’s about.� Unit commanders read the roll call of deceased veterans, recognizing the

37 local veterans who have died, either in combat or of natural causes, in the past year. After this, the Honor Guard performed the 21-gun salute, followed by “Taps.� Jon Becker of the First Baptist Church in Holcomb led the benediction prior to the retirement of colors. The municipal band, celebrating its 134th season, wrapped things up as Bruce Spiller conducted. During the ceremony, the band played several songs, including “America the Beautiful,� “Glory, Glory, Hallelujah� and a montage of other patriotic songs.

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ater lined with American flags under a warm, brilliant sun. In this election year, Obama said the nation must remain committed to providing for the families of fallen soldiers and help returning service members seeking a job, higher education or health care benefits. “As long as I’m president, we will make sure you and your loved ones will receive the benefits you’ve earned and the respect you deserve,� Obama said. “America will be there for you.� Obama said sending troops into harm’s way was “the most wrenching decision that I have to make. And I can promise you I will never do so unless it’s absolutely necessary.� As he seeks re-election, Obama has reminded audiences about the end of the war in Iraq and the move to bring all troops home from Afghanistan by 2014. And in a campaign ad released last week, he credits U.S. servicemen who helped in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, meantime, promised to maintain an American military “with no comparable power anywhere in the world.� The presumptive Republican presidential nominee appeared with Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the GOP’s 2008 presidential candidate, before a crowd in San Diego estimated at 5,000 in what was billed as a Memorial Day service, not a campaign event. But Romney nevertheless drew clear contrasts with Obama. The former Massachusetts governor warned against shrinking America’s military in Europe’s image and said the nation must have the world’s strongest military to win wars and prevent them.

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so fast it doesn’t even make the paper, he said. “Housing is the biggest hold back on growth,â€? he said, but added that housing also needs to be affordable. He estimates young families with a couple of children are averaging $50,000 a year in income. Meanwhile, Peter and his wife are packing up boxes, preparing for a trip to Kansas. ZoĂŤ already has a job as a teacher in the school system. Peter will work from home and travel, on occasion, back to New York for business. ZoĂŤ, who is from New Jersey but went to college at Kansas State University, said she realized during a visit her in-laws that Tribune would be a great place to relocate. “I wanted to provide my daughter a place to live where a strong sense of community exists, where she can wander around the neighborhood safely and to be assured of a quality education,â€? she said. “I also wanted her to see how the majority of America lives and to see where her father grew up. I think it would be neat for her to witness, and eventually take part in, harvest and other farmrelated happenings, so to speak. “I would like my daughter to be encompassed by the warmth of Tribune’s community and by her grandparents, of course.â€? It’s that wholesome quality of life that rural America is hoping to attract more young families toward, Lane County’s Hartman said. Rural areas do a good job raising our kids, then sending them to college where they graduate and take jobs in bigger cities. However, Hartman said, these kids get married, have children and realize they want to raise their kids where there is little crime and a good educational and health care system — along with a quieter lifestyle. Already he has had four people take advantage of the Rural Opportunity Zone program, he said. Another four are interested. Rural areas have the opportunity to grow, to buck the trend, he said, then laughed. “Besides, if the Mayans are right, 2040 doesn’t matter,â€? he said.

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said. “That’s why I think Wichita State is wrong.� Leaders already have installed a walking trail and are working to raise $60,000 to get it paved. There’s talk of a community center and a new swimming pool. The grain elevator and John Deere dealer recently expanded. The county also is looking at expanding its airport, and Staab is actively trying to recruit a dentist. The county hasn’t had one in 20 years. The closest dentists are an hour away. “What we do in western Kansas, we have to find homegrown solutions to these problems,� Staab said. Some have been attracted to the county through Gov. Sam Brownback’s Rural Opportunity Zone program that helps repay up to $15,000 of student loans to those who move to a designated county. Kansas also offers a state income tax rebate for up to five years to individuals who move to designated counties from outside the state. Those eligible must have lived outside of Kansas for a least five years. Staab said one farmhand has taken advantage of the program and two teachers from Texas are interested in moving to the county. Hopkins said she, too, has people inquiring about moving to Greeley. Her phone has rung dozens of times over the past few months from people telling her of their desire to move back as they search for housing. “But, we honestly don’t have any place to put people,� she said. “Housing has deteriorated.� She said she recently received a call from an Oklahoma couple with four children who wanted to relocate to Greeley County. They wanted to purchase a home in the country. There were two homes she could direct them to, both needing “a little TLC,� but both would be livable. “I seriously think if I had 10 houses today I could get them occupied today,� she said. “Bottom line is we have to figure something out.� The community formed Greeley Homes, a private investment LLC, to work on the issue. Ness County officials also are looking at a small housing development, Staab said, noting that homes in the county are typically 50 years old or older. When a good house comes up for sale, it goes


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Russian FM: Both Syrian Radioactive bluefin tuna sides to blame for deaths crossed the Pacific to U.S. MOSCOW (AP) — Russia further backed away from its support of Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday, saying his government bears the main responsibility for the violence in the country and calling for a full investigation into its role in the deaths of more than 100 civilians in Houla. “Both sides have obviously had a hand in the deaths of innocent people, including several dozen women and children. This area is controlled by the rebels, but it is also surrounded by government troops,� Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after talks in Moscow with visiting British Foreign Secretary William Hague. Lavrov spoke a day after Russia agreed to join the rest of the U.N. Security Council in blaming the Syrian government for attacking residential areas in Houla, a collection of villages near the central city of Homs. The council, however, avoided saying who was responsible for the massacre of at least 108 men, women and children. Lavrov said there was no doubt that government forces had used artillery and tanks to shell Houla, but he noted that many of the dead appeared to have been shot at close range or tortured. “The guilt has to be determined objectively,� he said. “No one is saying that the government is not guilty, and no one is saying that the armed militants are not guilty.� In some of Russia’s harshest criticism of Assad

to date, Lavrov said his government “bears the main responsibility for what is going on� because it is failing to provide for the security of Syrian citizens. He hedged the criticism by claiming that Syria’s government is facing an increased threat from terrorists, whose bombings have the “clear signature of al-Qaida.� Alexei Malashenko, a Middle East expert with the Carnegie Moscow Center, said Russia can no longer defend Assad’s government and may be warning him that he needs to change his approach. “Bashar Assad is driving himself and Russia into a corner,� Malashenko said. “If this goes on, Russia will have no other option� but to pull its support. “Bashar has definitely gotten the sense that he may lose Russia’s sympathy and he may step back a bit.� Lavrov and Hague both called for greater efforts to implement a peace plan put forward by special envoy Kofi Annan, who arrived in Damascus on Monday for talks with Assad and other senior Syrian officials. Annan’s six-point plan calls on both sides to respect a cease-fire. “It’s right, as Sergey Lavrov has just done, to call on all parties to cease violence, and we are not arguing that all violence in Syria is the responsibility of the Assad regime, although it has the primary responsibility for such violence,� Hague said. Lavrov added that “we don’t support the Syrian government, we support Kofi Annan’s plan.�

The Russian envoy called for everyone in the international community to exert more pressure on both sides to implement Annan’s plan, saying it was not clear from talks with opposition members that they were getting the message that the plan had full international support. He said talk about the need for Assad to step down cast doubt on the West’s commitment to the Annan plan and encouraged the opposition to keep up the fight. Hague, however, confirmed that Britain still believes Assad should stand aside. “But the important thing is that the Annan plan is pursued in whatever way it can be pursued,� he said. “The alternatives are the Annan plan or ever-increasing chaos in Syria, and a descent closer and closer to all-out civil war and collapse.� China on Monday also condemned the killings of civilians in Houla and called for an end to the violence, but gave no indication it was rethinking its strategy toward the fighting in Syria. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said that Beijing fully supports Annan’s mediation efforts and the UN monitors. The protests against Assad began in March 2011 and turned into an uprising after his government responded with a violent crackdown on dissent. The U.N. estimated that at least 9,000 people were killed in the first year of the conflict, but hundreds more have been killed since then.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away — the first time a huge migrating fish has been shown to carry radioactivity such a distance. “We were frankly kind of startled,� said Nicholas Fisher, one of the researchers reporting the findings online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The levels of radioactive cesium were 10 times higher than the amount measured in tuna off the California coast in previous years. But even so, that’s still far below safeto-eat limits set by the U.S. and Japanese govern-

ments. Previously, smaller fish and plankton were found with elevated levels of radiation in Japanese waters after a magnitude-9 earthquake in March 2011 triggered a tsunami that badly damaged the Fukushima Dai-ichi reactors. But scientists did not expect the nuclear fallout to linger in huge fish that sail the world because such fish can metabolize and shed radioactive substances. One of the largest and speediest fish, Pacific bluefin tuna can grow to 10 feet and weigh more than 1,000 pounds. They spawn off the Japan coast and swim east at breakneck speed to school in waters off California and the tip of Baja California, Mexico. Five months after the Fukushima disaster,

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Woman angered by crass sister-in-law learn better ways to handle Kate. When she complains about your sticky floors, reply, “Oh, I’m so sorry. Here’s a mop.� If she dislikes the food, smile and tell her, “Sorry I can’t make what you like. Feel free to do the cooking.� When she insults your son’s size, nicely say, “He’s so athletic looking, like his father and uncle.� The trick is to remain wonderfully polite, sweet and perfectly innocent while you drive her nuts. It might help to understand that Kate says these things because she is jealous. We feel sorry for her. Dear Annie: Please publish this letter to my friends and relatives who do not own computers: I don’t mind helping you, but there are rules: I am not going to research a term paper for your child. If I have printed out information, please


nasty remarks such as, “Did you serve bad bacon? It tastes funny,� or “You don’t wash your floor. It’s sticky.� I’d love to tell Kate exactly how I feel about her rude comments, but I know the consequences won’t be worth it. I already ignore her phone calls and reply only by text. I’m tired of crying to my husband over Kate’s nasty behavior. I can tell that he is getting irritated with me. What do I do? — Ready To Explode in N.D. Dear Ready: First, stop complaining to your husband. It’s tiresome and accomplishes nothing positive. Instead,

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Despite downgrade, Beryl still soaks Memorial Day SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Joyce Connolly and her daughters left their home in Hurricane, W.Va., to head south for a Memorial Day beach vacation — and ended up in the center of Tropical Storm Beryl. While it left little damage after sweeping ashore with 70 mph winds around midnight Sunday at Jacksonville, Fla., the storm still wrecked much of Connolly’s trip. She skipped a graduation ceremony because powerful winds kept her and her daughters from venturing past the beach boardwalk when the storm approached Sunday. She also postponed their drive home Monday as Beryl, downgraded to a tropical depression, continued to dump rain near the Georgia-Florida state line. “It definitely changed our vacation to unfortunate circumstances that we’re not happy with. But you just have to live with it,� said Connolly, who at least found the irony of her hometown’s name “pretty funny.� Beach trips, backyard barbecues and graveside Memorial Day observances got a good soaking in southeastern Georgia and northern Florida. Beach lifeguards turned swimmers away from the ocean because of dangerous rip currents from Jacksonville to Tybee Island,

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Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue squad leader Evan Anderson places a sign in the sand closing the beach to swimming Saturday at Carolina Beach, N.C. Strong rip currents created dangerous swimming conditions and prompted Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue to close the beach to swimming and not allow people in past their knees. Georgia’s largest public beach 140 miles to the north. Skip Sasser, who oversees the island’s lifeguards as its fire chief, said beach traffic was unusually thin for a holiday. The ocean was declared off-limits to swimmers for a second day in a row. “It’s been raining inter-

mittently, so it’s chased a lot of them off,� Sasser said. “There was a lot of traffic this morning heading westbound out of Tybee.� Veterans groups, meanwhile, carried out outdoor Memorial Day ceremonies despite the grim forecast. At Savannah’s historic

Bonaventure Cemetery — made famous by the book, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil� — American Legion members worked through a downpour to make sure its plot for veterans had a small American flag planted by each headstone.

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RUSSELL — Pat Strecker was asleep on a couch when the tornado shredded her modular home, breaking and bruising her 76-year-old body. Across the road, Lori Nuss was in the basement with her four children as the tornado dipped down, took out two large spruce trees and at least half of their shingles sometime after 9:30 Friday night. Two people were missing from the basement. Nuss’s husband, Duke, was a few miles away, delivering crude oil. Strecker, who normally finds refuge in the neighbors’ basement, also was absent. Storm spotters found her 10 to 15 minutes later, hollering for help and buried under five feet of rubble. The tornado “picked the whole house and slammed it down,� said Dan Weinhold, a son-in-law. “It just bounced down, tore (stuff) up and took off,� he said. Strecker was conscious, but she has no recollection of the tornado that wiped

the home off its foundation, and “that’s a good thing,� said daughter Terry Becker, of Junction City. She and husband, Stephan, were in Breckenridge, Colo. Her sister, Tracy Weinhold, of Russell, and her husband, Dan, were in Cripple Creek, Colo. when they received the call at about 10 p.m. central time. Both couples drove through the night to be with Strecker, who was taken to Russell Regional Hospital, where she is dealing with the pain of a broken collar bone and plenty of other soreness from the ordeal. “She’s banged up and

bruised,� Tracy said. They met their brother, Jeff Strecker, who drove in from Wichita, and dozens from the Russell community who showed up Saturday morning with food, water, equipment and strong backs to dig out from the storm. The tornado hit the Strecker home between 9:45 and 10 p.m. Friday, said Keith Haberer, director of emergency management in Russell and Ellsworth counties. Three other homes sustained window and roof damage, he said, and there were outbuildings damaged in roughly a one-block area

of a neighborhood off the corner of U.S. Highway 281 and I-70 Road, about a halfmile south of Russell. The National Weather Service was in Russell on Saturday to assess the storm and rated the tornado an EF-2, according to the weather service website. Trees and power lines were also downed in the storm that drenched the town with 2 inches of rain and pelted it with hail up to the size of half-dollars, Haberer said. Little evidence of moisture remained on the thirsty landscape Saturday afternoon.

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Dandy DuVall: Buffaloes’ hurdler sweeps 6A races By BRETT MARSHALL

Laurie Sisk/Special to The Telegram

Jonathan DuVall, left, of Garden City clears a hurdle Saturday during the Class 6A 110-meter hurdle finals at the State Track and Field Championship in Wichita. DuVall moved in front of Manhattan’s Sam Bolton en route to the gold, with a time of 14.51 seconds.

Longhorns defend state 4x400 title Hugoton’s Weaver wins 4A 800 meters; Scott City fourth as a team in Class 3A.

WICHITA — It had been just a year earlier that Garden City High School’s Jonathan DuVall left Cessna Stadium and the Kansas State track championship with an injured hip and an empty feeling about not being able to compete in his specialty hurdle events. What a difference a year can

make. On Saturday, in his return to Cessna Stadium, DuVall more than made up for 2011 as he burned up the track en route to not just one, but two, Class 6A titles in claiming the 110- and 300-meter hurdle events. The twin victories by DuVall equaled the accomplishment of GCHS’ Anthony Brown in 2006, when he won the same two events in times of 14.25 and 38.41, times

that still stand as Buffs’ school marks. DuVall’s victories were the first individual event titles for the Buffs since Brown’s feat. “Those are the times I’m going for next,” DuVall said. “Anthony was terrific, and his times are really something. It gives me something to continue to work hard for next season.” “I’ve had that goal since I got See GCHS, Page B3

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WICHITA — Area boys had a roller coaster of a Saturday at Wichita’s Cessna Stadium on the final day of competition at the Kansas State Track and Field Championships. Meade finished one point out of first as a team while Stanton County ran its relays to a respectable 11th place in Class 2A. Scott City finished fourth in Class 3A, one point out of third but knowing they were their own worst enemy in the fight for second. And Hugoton, using a gold medal in the 800 meters, rose to a respectable eighth while Ulysses fell to a disappointing 17th in Class 4A. Holcomb, finishing sixth in Class 3A, defended its 4x400 title in dramatic come-from-behind fashion, just as they won it last year. Tyler LaSalle led off and Brendan Thomas ran second. On the third leg, Michael Bandaras took the lead on his final curve. Heath Tucker, passed by Hutchinson Trinity, retook the lead in the final 50 meters to complete the Longhorn defense by 0.27 seconds, and just more than a second off the state record. “I was just trying to get my team in position,” Bandaras said. “We’ve done it in the past. We weren’t able to get the record, which we were hoping for. We were trying to make something special happen here. Competing against the best is one of the best feelings in the world, and we got it done.” For Thomas, this was his last high school race. “It feels pretty good,” he said. “It’s pretty aggravating because of the record, but it feels pretty good to be back-to-back state See Boys, Page B3

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Osvaldo Granillo of Moscow, center, outleans LaCrosse’s Levi Morss, far left, just barely to win the Class 1A boys’ 200-meter dash at Saturday’s State Track and Field Championship. Granillo won with a time of 22.53 seconds. It was the closest finish of any race duringthe two days and brought Granillo his third individual gold medal of the state meet.

Moscow’s Granillo sweeps 1A sprints By KEVIN THOMPSON

WICHITA — The last Saturday in May at the state track meet in Wichita has had its share of memories over the years. The same can be said for the 2012 version at Cessna Stadium, where the Moscow boys left their mark. Osvaldo Granillo left memories as indelible as Moscow’s pin-striped, nameless, logo-

less jerseys as he swept the 1A sprints — one in record-setting time — to add to his career gold medal count. Granillo claimed three individual gold medals on Saturday to finish his career with 10. The Wildcat with the Midas touch won the 400 meters for the first time with relative ease, defended his 100 meters in record-setting time, and prevailed in the 200 meters for the third straight year by the smallest of margins.

As Granillo out-leaned Levi Morss of LaCrosse in the 200, the stadium’s giant scoreboard showed both runners clocking in at 22.54 seconds, but the computer picked out Granillo as the winner by just .005 seconds. “We had just been working on doing sprints downhill, and I got told I was going to have to lean last second. It was going to come down to those point-0’s, and it did,” he said of the photo finish. “My legs were so tired, I about lost them and fell on my

face.” Earlier in the afternoon, Granillo out-raced Morss in the 100 meters by 0.16 seconds, setting a 1A state record of 10.67, breaking the old mark of 10.80. “I was running in the 11’s all last year, but as soon as I busted into the 10.6’s five or six times, I thought the record was possible,” Granillo said. “I’ve wanted this race. It’s so hard when you have a target on See Moscow, Page B3

Schneider, Wycoff, Steimel top female performers at state meet By BRETT MARSHALL

Laurie Sisk/Special to The Telegram

Kennedy Schneider, right, of Greeley County looks up at the scoreboard Saturday after winning the Class 1A girls 1,600-meter run. Schneider’s time of 5:27.99 was her second win of the two-day meet in Wichita.

WICHITA — Kennedy Schneider, as she had done a year earlier, left the 2012 Kansas State Track and Field Championship with two gold medals, claiming the Class 1A 3,200-meters on Friday night and then repeating as the 1,600-meter champion with a time of 5:27.99. She was, however, unable to complete her Triple Crown goal in the 800-meters on a hot, humid Saturday afternoon, finishing fifth (2:31.56). Schneider, along with a large contingent of girls from The Telegram coverage area, had outstanding performances on the final day of the state’s big show for track and field. Scott City sophomore Kelly Wycoff scored an upset win in the Class 3A 200-meters, knocking off top-seeded Mandy Wilson after Wilson had defeated the Lady Beavers’ ace earlier in the 100 meters and the 400-meters. Stanton County junior Mauri Steimel earned gold and silver medals in the Class 2A shot put (38-

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Scott City sophomore Kelly Wycoff battles Rossville’s Mandy Wilson in the 3A girls 200 meters. Wycoff won with a time of 26.28 seconds. 08.25) and discus (126-04) while Dighton sophomore See Girls, Page B4



TUESDAY, May 29, 2012

THE Garden City Telegram

Scores & More AUTO RACING IRL-Indianapolis 500 Results By The Associated Press Sunday At Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, Ind. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Starting position in parentheses) 1. (16) Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running, $2,474,280. 2. (15) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running, $1,102,280. 3. (8) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevrolet, 200, Running, $636,580. 4. (27) Oriol Servia, Dallara-Chevrolet, 200, Running, $443,430. 5. (1) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Chevrolet, 200, Running, $489,930. 6. (2) James Hinchcliffe, DallaraChevrolet, 200, Running, $357,680. 7. (21) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running, $303,430. 8. (14) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running, $277,655. 9. (20) Townsend Bell, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running, $251,305. 10. (6) Helio Castroneves, DallaraChevrolet, 200, Running, $308,930. 11. (10) Rubens Barrichello, DallaraChevrolet, 200, Running, $331,080. 12. (11) Alex Tagliani, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running, $252,205. 13. (12) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running, $306,680. 14. (18) J.R. Hildebrand, DallaraChevrolet, 200, Running, $306,680. 15. (17) James Jakes, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running, $252,555. 16. (23) Simon Pagenaud, DallaraHonda, 200, Running, $303,680. 17. (19) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 199, Contact, $301,755. 18. (9) E.J. Viso, Dallara-Chevrolet, 199, Running, $303,430. 19. (22) Michel Jourdain, Dallara-Honda, 199, Running, $253,305. 20. (25) Sebastien Bourdais, DallaraChevrolet, 199, Running, $252,805. 21. (28) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Chevrolet, 199, Running, $304,930. 22. (30) Katherine Legge, DallaraChevrolet, 199, Running, $303,680. 23. (13) Ana Beatriz, Dallara-Chevrolet, 190, Running, $252,805. 24. (4) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Chevrolet, 187, Contact, $368,480. 25. (7) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Honda, 161, Mechanical, $257,805. 26. (24) Sebastian Saavedra, DallaraChevrolet, 143, Electrical, $256,305. 27. (3) Ryan Hunter-Reay, DallaraChevrolet, 123, Suspension, $346,680. 28. (5) Will Power, Dallara-Chevrolet, 79, Contact, $310,430. 29. (29) Mike Conway, Dallara-Honda, 78, Contact, $305,430. 30. (31) Bryan Clauson, Dallara-Honda, 46, Mechanical, $258,055. 31. (26) Wade Cunningham, DallaraHonda, 42, Electrical, $251,555. 32. (32) Simona de Silvestro, DallaraLotus, 10, Handling, $303,430. 33. (33) Jean Alesi, Dallara-Lotus, 9, Handling, $251,555. Total Purse:$13,285,815.

BASEBALL American League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 29 20 .592 — Tampa Bay 29 20 .592 — New York 26 21 .553 2 Toronto 25 24 .510 4 Boston 24 24 .500 4.5 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 27 21 .563 — Chicago 27 22 .551 .5 Detroit 23 25 .479 4 Kansas City 19 28 .404 7.5 Minnesota 16 32 .333 11 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 31 18 .633 — Los Angeles 24 25 .490 7 Oakland 22 27 .449 9 Seattle 21 30 .412 11 ——— Sunday’s Games Kansas City 4, Baltimore 2 Tampa Bay 4, Boston 3 Chicago White Sox 12, Cleveland 6 Detroit 4, Minnesota 3 Texas 12, Toronto 6 N.Y. Yankees 2, Oakland 0 L.A. Angels 4, Seattle 2 Monday’s Games Boston 7, Detroit 4 Minnesota 5, Oakland 4 Chicago White Sox 2, Tampa Bay 1 Cleveland 8, Kansas City 5 Toronto 6, Baltimore 2 Texas 4, Seattle 2 N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Angels, night Today’s Games Kansas City (W.Smith 0-1) at Cleveland (Masterson 2-3), 6:05 p.m. Baltimore (Arrieta 2-5) at Toronto (R.Romero 5-1), 6:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Humber 1-2) at Tampa Bay (Shields 6-2), 6:10 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 5-2) at Boston (Bard 4-5), 6:10 p.m. Seattle (Vargas 5-4) at Texas (Feldman 0-2), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (J.Parker 1-2) at Minnesota (De Vries 0-1), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 2-1) at L.A. Angels (Haren 2-5), 9:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Kansas City at Cleveland, 11:05 a.m. Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay, 12:10 p.m. Oakland at Minnesota, 12:10 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 6:10 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. ——— Indians 8, Royals 5 Kansas City Cleveland ab r h bi ab r h bi AGordn lf 4 0 1 0 Choo rf 4 1 1 0 Falu 2b 4 0 0 0 Brantly cf 3 2 1 1 Butler dh 4 0 0 0 Kipnis 2b 4 2 3 2 Mostks 3b 2 0 1 0 JoLopz 3b 4 0 2 3 Francr rf 3 1 1 0 Ktchm 1b 4 0 1 1 Hosmer 1b 4 1 1 2 Damon lf 3 0 0 0 B.Pena c 4 1 1 1 Cnghm lf 1 0 1 0 Dyson cf 3 2 1 0 Chsnhll dh 4 1 2 1 AEscor ss 4 0 1 1 Carlin c 4 1 2 0 J.Diaz ss 4 1 1 0 Totals 32 5 7 4 Totals 35 8 14 8

Kansas City Cleveland

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E—Falu (2), Mijares (1), Moustakas (5), Kipnis (3). DP—Kansas City 3, Cleveland 2. LOB—Kansas City 4, Cleveland 5. 3B—Dyson (2). HR—Hosmer (6), B.Pena (1), Chisenhall (1). SB—Dyson (7), Brantley (8), Kipnis (9). IP H R ER BB SO Kansas City Adcock L,0-3 2 1/3 6 5 4 2 0 Mendoza 3 2/3 5 2 2 0 0 Mijares 2/3 2 1 1 0 1 G.Holland 1 1/3 1 0 0 0 2 Cleveland Tomlin W,2-2 5 4 4 4 2 4 J.Smith H,8 2/3 1 0 0 0 1 Hagadone H,1 1 1/3 1 1 1 1 0 Pestano H,13 1 1 0 0 1 2 C.Perez S,17-18 1 0 0 0 0 1 Mendoza pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. Umpires—Home, Bob Davidson; First, Hunter Wendelst-

edt; Second, Dan Bellino; Third, Jerry Layne. T—3:01. A—25,377 (43,429). ———

National League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Washington 29 19 .604 — Miami 27 22 .551 2.5 New York 27 22 .551 2.5 Atlanta 26 24 .520 4 Philadelphia 26 24 .520 4 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 27 21 .563 — St. Louis 27 22 .551 .5 Pittsburgh 24 24 .500 3 Houston 22 26 .458 5 Milwaukee 20 28 .417 7 Chicago 16 32 .333 11 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 32 16 .667 — San Francisco 26 23 .531 6.5 Arizona 22 27 .449 10.5 Colorado 18 29 .383 13.5 San Diego 17 33 .340 16 ——— Sunday’s Games Cincinnati 7, Colorado 5 N.Y. Mets 2, San Diego 0 San Francisco 3, Miami 2 Pittsburgh 10, Chicago Cubs 4 St. Louis 8, Philadelphia 3 L.A. Dodgers 5, Houston 1 Arizona 4, Milwaukee 3 Washington 7, Atlanta 2 Monday’s Games Philadelphia 8, N.Y. Mets 4 St. Louis 8, Atlanta 2 Miami 5, Washington 3 Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 1 Chicago Cubs 11, San Diego 7 Colorado 9, Houston 7, 1st game San Francisco 4, Arizona 2 Milwaukee 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 Houston at Colorado, night, 2nd game Today’s Games San Diego (Stults 1-0) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 4-3), 1:20 p.m. Cincinnati (Bailey 3-3) at Pittsburgh (Morton 2-5), 6:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Blanton 4-4) at N.Y. Mets (Hefner 0-2), 6:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 4-3) at Atlanta (Delgado 2-5), 6:10 p.m. Washington (E.Jackson 1-2) at Miami (A.Sanchez 2-3), 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Fiers 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Eovaldi 0-0), 9:10 p.m. Arizona (J.Saunders 3-3) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 3-2), 9:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games San Diego at Chicago Cubs, 1:20 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. St. Louis at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m. Washington at Miami, 6:10 p.m. Houston at Colorado, 7:40 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m. ——— Rockies 9, Astros 7 First Game Houston Colorado ab r h bi ab r h bi Schafer cf 5 3 3 0 Fowler cf 5 2 3 0 Altuve 2b 5 1 2 2 Pachec 3b 5 1 2 3 Lowrie ss 5 2 2 2 RBtncr p 0 0 0 0 Ca.Lee 1b 4 1 3 1 CGnzlz lf 5 1 2 0 CJhnsn 3b 4 0 2 1 Tlwtzk ss 4 2 3 2 FRdrgz p 0 0 0 0 Helton 1b 4 0 1 0 XCeden p 0 0 0 0 Cuddyr rf 4 0 0 0 Bogsvc rf 4 0 0 0 WRosr c 4 2 2 2 JDMrtn lf 3 0 0 0 LeMahi 2b-3b 4 0 1 1 JCastro c 3 0 0 0 Nicasio p 2 0 0 0 WRdrg p 2 0 0 0 EYong ph 1 0 0 0 Maxwll ph 1 0 0 0 Ottavin p 0 0 0 0 Lyon p 0 0 0 0 Belisle p 0 0 0 0 Wrght p 0 0 0 0 Giambi ph 0 0 0 0 MDwns 3b 1 0 0 0 Guthrie pr 0 1 0 0 Scutaro 2b 0 0 0 0 Totals 37 7 12 6 Totals 38 9 14 8

Houston Colorado

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E—Ca.Lee (2), Lowrie (5), C.Johnson (7), Cuddyer (3). DP—Houston 1, Colorado 1. LOB—Houston 5, Colorado 6. 2B—C.Johnson (8), C.Gonzalez (11), Tulowitzki (7), LeMahieu (1). 3B—Schafer (1), Pacheco (2). HR—Lowrie (8), Tulowitzki (8), W.Rosario (7). SB—Schafer (14), Fowler (4). IP H R ER BB SO Houston W.Rodriguez 5 10 7 4 0 5 Lyon 1 1 0 0 0 0 W.Wright 2/3 1 0 0 0 1 Fe.Rodriguez L,1-5 1 2 2 1 1 1 X.Cedeno 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 Colorado Nicasio 6 9 6 5 1 5 Ottavino BS,1-1 1 3 1 1 0 0 Belisle W,2-2 1 0 0 0 0 1 R.Betancourt S,9-10 1 0 0 0 0 2 HBP—by Belisle (J.D.Martinez). WP—W.Rodriguez, Nicasio. Umpires—Home, Jeff Kellogg; First, Lance Barrett; Second, Marty Foster; Third, Tim Timmons. T—3:06. A—34,546 (50,398).

BASKETBALL NBA Playoff Glance By The Associated Press CONFERENCE FINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami 1, Boston 0 Monday, May 28: Miami 93, Boston 79 Wednesday, May 30: Boston at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 1: Miami at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3: Miami at Boston, 7:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 5: Boston at Miami, 7:30 p.m. x-Thursday, June 7: Miami at Boston, 7:30 p.m. x-Saturday, June 9: Boston at Miami, 7:30 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 1, Oklahoma City 0 Sunday, May 27: San Antonio 101, Oklahoma City 98 Tuesday, May 29: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 2: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 7:30 p.m. x-Monday: June 4: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 6: San Antonio at

Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. x-Friday, June 8: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

HOCKEY National Hockey League Playoff Glance By The Associated Press STANLEY CUP FINALS Wednesday, May 30: Los Angeles at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2: Los Angeles at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Monday, June 4: New Jersey at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6: New Jersey at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, June 9: Los Angeles at New Jersey, 7 p.m. x-Monday, June 11: New Jersey at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 13: Los Angeles at New Jersey, 7 p.m.


Television Today

Pro Baseball — 6 p.m., ESPN, Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox; FSN, Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians. Pro Basketball — 8 p.m., NBA Playoffs, Western Conference Final, Game 2, Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs.


Pro Baseball — Noon, WGN, Chicago White Sox at Tampa

Championship Hillsboro 3, Rock Creek 2 Class 2-1A at Trusler Sports Complex, Emporia Semifinals Udall 7, Oskaloosa 2 Chase County 5, Ell-Saline 4 Third-Place Ell-Saline 11, Oskaloosa 0 Championship Chase County 6, Udall 0 TRACK & FIELD

BASEBALL Saturday Class 6A at Hoglund Ballpark, Lawrence Semifinals Blue Valley North 11, Manhattan 0 Blue Valley West 2, Olathe South 0 Third Place Olathe South 10, Manhattan 3 Championship Blue Valley North 1, Blue Valley West 0 Class 5A at Eck Stadium, Wichita Semifinals Bishop Carroll 5, Topeka Seaman 1 Blue Valley-Stilwell 6, Goddard 3 Third-Place Topeka Seaman 3, Goddard 2 Championship Bishop Carroll 4, BV-Stilwell 3 Class 4A at Dean Evans Stadium, Salina Semifinals Concordia 10, Ottawa 5 St. James Academy 10, Mulvane 2 Third-Place Ottawa 24, Mulvane 9 Championship St. James Academy 17, Concordia 0 Class 3A at Tointon Family Stadium, Manhattan Semifinals Frontenac 5, Humboldt 0 Wellsville 8, Sacred Heart 2 Third-Place Humboldt 13. Sacred Heart 3 Championship Frontenac 12, Wellsville 2 Class 2-1A at Soden’s Grove, Emporia Semifinals Sedan 14, Valley Falls 11 Medicine Lodge 2, St. Paul 1 Third-Place St. Paul 8, Valley Falls 3 Championship Medicine Lodge 11, Sedan 2 GIRLS SOCCER Class 6A at College Boulevard Activity Center, Olathe Championship Olathe East 5, Blue Valley West 4 Third-Place Maize 4, Wichita Northwest 0 Class 5A at Hummer Sports Park, Topeka Championship St. Thomas Aquinas 4, Mill Valley 1 Third-Place Bishop Carroll 1, Hays 0 Class 4-1A at Rose Hill Championship Hayden 3, Wichita Trinity 1 Third-Place St. James Academy 8, Tonganoxie 0 SOFTBALL Class 6A Saturday at Blue Valley West High School Quarterfinals Olathe East 10, Derby 0 Olathe Northwest 9, Washburn Rural 0 Maize 8, Shawnee Mission East 6 Olathe South 5, Wichita Northwest 4 Semifinals Olathe East 10, Olathe Northwest 0 Olathe South 5, Maize 3 Championship on Sunday Olathe East 5, Olathe South 2 Class 5A at Two Rivers Youth Complex, Wichita Semifinals St. Thomas Aquinas 7, GoddardEisenhower 0 Bishop Carroll 10, Topeka Seaman 0 Third-Place Topeka Seaman 5, Goddard-Eisenhower 4 Championship Bishop Carroll 4, St. Thomas Aquinas 1 Class 4A at Bill Burke Stadium, Salina Semifinals Andale 5, Labette County 2 DeSoto 7, Basehor-Linwood 0 Third-Place Basehor-Linwood 5, Labette County 1 Championship Andale 3, DeSoto 1 Class 3A at Twin Oaks Complex, Manhattan Semifinals Hillsboro 9, Chaparral 0 Rock Creek 10, Silver Lake 4 Third-Place Silver Lake 10, Chaparral 0

PERSONS WITH LAST NAMES THAT BEGIN WITH E, F AND G License plates are due for autos, light trucks, motorcycles and motorized bikes, on Thursday, May 31st.

KSHSAA State Championship Saturday at Cessna Stadium Class 1A Girls Team Scores 1. Scandia-Pike Valley, 58; 2. Norwich, 43; 3. Greeley County, 38; 4. Hanover, 30; 5. Spearville, 28.33; 6. Quinter, 27; 7. Baileyville-B & B, 23; 8. Hope, 22; 9. Bucklin, 21; 10. Madison, 20; 17. Dighton, 13; 38. South Gray, 3. Area Results Girls 200m Dash—5. Brown, Dighton, 27.76. Girls 800m Run—5. Schneider, Greeley County, 2:31.56; 10. Holthaus, Greeley County, 2:35.04. Girls 1600m Run—1. Schneider, Greeley County, 5:27.99; 3. Holthaus, Greeley County, 5:33.65; 5. Yanez, Greeley County, 5:34.32. Girls Triple Jump—1. Speer, Dighton, 35-05.50. Boys Team Scores 1. La Crosse, 84; 2. Centralia, 38; 2. Macksville, 38; 4. South Haven, 37; 4. Moscow, 37; 6. Osborne, 34; 7. Hope, 31; 8. Madison, 24; 9. St. Francis, 23; 10. Blue Rapids-Valley Heights, 22; 10. Grainfield-Wheatland, 22; 25. South Gray, 6. Area Results 100m Dash—1. Granillo, Moscow, 10.67; 6. Slaven, South Gray, 11.27. 200m Dash—1. Granillo, Moscow, 22.54. 400m Dash—1. Granillo, Moscow, 50.26; 4. Slaven, South Gray, 51.45. 800m Run—7. Roop, Moscow, 2:03.81; 12. Applegate, Dighton, 2:11.47; 15. Mason, Satanta, 2:14.14. 4x400m Relay—3. Moscow (Manriquez, Roop, Valdez, Granillo), 3:35.49. 4x800m Relay—14. Dighton (Mulville, Applegate, Torson, Kuhlman), 9:01.01. High Jump—9. Heady, Ingalls, 5-10.00. Shot Put—11. Bustillos, Moscow, 4210.00. Discus Throw—12. Bustillos, Moscow, 125-09. Class 2A Girls Team Scores 1. Shawnee-Maranatha Academy, 64; 2. Bennington, 54; 3. Kiowa County, 38; 4. Washington County, 31; 5. Ness City, 30; 5. Lincoln, 30; 7. Trego Community, 28; 8. Stanton County, 27; 9. Ellinwood, 26; 10. Olpe, 23; 21. Meade, 11; 21. Wichita County, 11. Area Results 800m Run—5. Wells, Wichita County, 2:27.13. 1600m Run—2. Wells, Wichita County, 5:16.94; 5. Black, Stanton County, 5:31.12; 10. Floyd, Stanton County, 5:43.48. Pole Vault—13. Gerard, Stanton County, 7-06.00. Shot Put—1. Steimel, Stanton County, 38-08.25. Discus Throw—2. Steimel, Stanton County, 126-04. Boys Team Scores 1. Plainville, 53; 2. Meade, 52; 3. ElbingBerean Academy, 47; 4. Ellsworth, 35; 5. Medicine Lodge, 24; 6. Ness City, 23; 7. Herington, 22; 8. Smith Center, 21; 9. Jefferson County North, 20; 10. Sterling,

Bay Rays, from St. Petersburg, Fla. Pro Basketball — 7:30 p.m., ESPN, NBA Eastern Conference Final, Boston Celtics at Miami Heat, Game 2. Pro Hockey — 7 p.m., NBC, NHL Stanley Cup Final, Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils. Soccer — 12:55 p.m., ESPN2, Spain vs. South Korea; 6:50 p.m., ESPN2, United States vs. Brazil, from Landover, Md. Pro Tennis — 8 a.m., ESPN2, French Open, Second round, from Paris; 4 a.m. (Thursday), French Open, Second round, from Paris.

19; 11. Stanton County, 18.50; 37. Syracuse, 2.50; 38. Sublette, 2. Area Results 800m Run—15. Pantoja, Stanton County, 2:11.74. 110m Hurdles—6. Logan, Stanton County, 16.06. 4x100m Relay—4. Stanton County (Kendrick, Logan, Ashida-Bulter, Molina), 44.73. 4x400m Relay—3. Stanton County (Kendrick, Ashida-Butler, Molina, Pantoja), 3:33.64. 4x800m Relay—5. Stanton County (Sierra, Gum, Cron, Pantoja), 8:28.82. Long Jump—6. White, Sublette, 2000.00. Triple Jump—9. Dupree, Syracuse, 4007.75; 10. Gesling, Sublette, 40-06.75. Class 3A Girls Team Scores 1. Rossville, 74; 2. Hays-TMP-Marian, 48; 3. Garden Plain, 46; 4. Cimarron, 30; 5. Scott City, 28; 6. Norton Community, 27; 7. Conway Springs, 26; 8. Douglass, 25; 9. Hillsboro, 24; 9. St. George-Rock Creek, 24; 29. Holcomb, 4; 31. Lakin, 3. Area Results 100m Dash—2. Wycoff, Scott City 12.52. 200m Dash—1. Wycoff, Scott City, 26.28. 400m Dash­—2. Wycoff, Scott City, 57.96. 800m Run—10. Blattner, Cimarron, 2:35.06; 12. Thornburg, Scott City, 2:35.94. 1600m Dash—7. Blattner, Cimarron, 5:42.90. 100m Hurdles—4. Prieto, Holcomb, 15.99; 5. Koopman, Cimarron, 16.15. 300m Hurdles—4. Ediger, Cimarron, 47.15; 5. Simmons, Lakin, 47.32. Girls 4x400m Relay—6. Scott City (Wycoff, Thornburg, Davis, Hoeme), 4:18.37. 4x800m Relay—5. Cimarron (Blattner, Dupree, Smith, Ediger), 10:21.09. High Jump—2. Wehkamp, Cimarron, 504.00; 3. Koopman, Cimarron, 5-04.00. Long Jump—5. Koopman, Cimarron, 16-11.00; 6. Wehkamp, Cimarron, 1607.00. Boys Team Scores 1. Salina-Sacred Heart, 73; 2. Phillipsburg, 48; 3. Hutchinson-Trinity, 37; 4. Scott City, 36; 5. Beloit, 32; 6. Holcomb, 28; 6. Humboldt, 28; 6. Conway Springs, 28; 9. Garden Plain, 24; 10. Wellsville, 21; 10. Douglass, 21; 35. Cimarron, 1. Area Results 100m Dash—2. Smith, Scott City, 10.94. 200m Dash­—4. Smith, Scott City, 23.20. 800m Run—2. Meyer, Scott City, 1:59.00. 1600m Run—6. Meyer, Scott City, 4:41.90; 12. Stanley, Cimarron, 4:50.51. 110m Hurdles—3. Tucker, Holcomb, 14.94. 300m Hurdles—2. Tucker, Holcomb, 40.49; 7. Couchman, Scott City, 41.91. 4x100m Relay—8. Scott City (Buehler, Robinson, Couchman, Smith), 47.40. 4x400m Relay—1. Holcomb (LaSalle, Thomas, Bandaras, Tucker), 3:24.50; 5. Scott City (Robinson, Couchman, Strine, Meyer), 3:29.08. 4x800m Relay—3. Scott City (Robinson, Strine, Wilson, Meyer), 8:25.54; 4. Holcomb (Bandaras, Salter, Thomas, LaSalle), 8:26.26. Discus Throw—7. Fields, Cimarron, 150-08. Class 4A Girls Team Scores 1. Paola, 57; 2. Baldwin, 49; 3. Pratt, 43; 4. Colby, 36; 5. McPherson, 34; 6. Cheney, 28; 7. Andale, 24; 8. KC-Piper, 22; 9. Concordia, 21; 9. Maize South, 21; 13. Hugoton, 16; 28. Ulysses, 7.

Area 4A Results 800m Run—11. Branscum, Ulysses, 2:25.37. 300m Hurdles—6. Arnold, Ulysses, 47.27. 4x400m Relay—8. Ulysses (Branscum, Eslick, Madison, Arnold), 4:18.16. 4x800m Relay—12. Ulysses (Calderwood, Corral, Arnold, Branscum), 10:23.05. Boys Team Scores 1. Buhler, 52; 2. Baldwin, 47; 3. Andale, 40; 4. Lindsborg-Smoky Valley, 34; 5. Wamego, 31; 6. Paola, 28; 7. Ottawa, 26; 8. Hugoton, 21; 9. Osawatomie, 20; 9. DeSoto, 20; 17. Ulysses, 15; Area Results 100m Dash—8. Annis, Ulysses, 11.38. 200m Dash—5. Annis, Ulysses, 23.31. 800m Run—1. Weaver, Hugoton, 1:58.15; 14. McLain, Hugoton, 2:06.60. 1600m Run—4. Weaver, Hugoton, 4:33.71; 9. Mendoza, Ulysses, 4:40.24. 4x800m Relay—4. Hugoton (McLain, Martin, Hittle, Weaver), 8:17.50; 6. Ulysses (Mendoza, Widder, Zerr, Galindo), 8:17.57. High Jump—8. Kissell, Ulysses, 6-00.00. Triple Jump—15. Rodriguez, Ulysses, 40-03.25. Discus Throw—14. Stegman, Hugoton, 115-03. Class 5A Girls Team Scores 1. St. Thomas Aquinas, 73; 2. WichitaBishop Carroll, 67; 3. Shawnee MissionMiege, 49; 3. Newton, 49; 5. Valley Center, 42; 6. Emporia, 39; 7. Lansing, 30; 8. Shawnee-Mill Valley, 25; 9. SalinaCentral, 24; 9. Tecumseh-Shawnee Heights, 24; 11. Great Bend, 21; 11. Liberal, 21. Boys Team Scores 1. Hays, 118; 2. Wichita-Bishop Carroll, 104; 3. Emporia, 50; 4. Liberal, 38; 4. Topeka-Seaman, 38; 6. Stilwell-Blue Valley, 36.50; 7. Tecumseh-Shawnee Heights, 32; 7. Salina-South, 32; 9. Newton, 28; 10. Shawnee-Mill Valley, 17.50; 11. Great Bend, 17. Class 6A Girls Team Scores 1. Olathe-East, 69.50; 2. Lawrence Free State, 51; 3. Gardner-Edgerton, 48; 4. Manhattan, 44; 5. Shawnee MissionWest, 42; 6. Derby, 38; 7. Shawnee Mission-East, 35; 8. Wichita-Heights, 32; 9. Blue Valley West, 30; 9. Blue Valley Northwest, 30; 19. Dodge City, 8; 24. Garden City, 4. Garden City Girls Results 800m Run—5. Kayla Doll, 2:21.41. 1600m Run—9. Katy Doll, 5:29.28. 4x800m Relay—7. (Miller, Harman, Katy Doll, Kayla Doll), 9:50.52. Long Jump—15. Heiman, 15-06.25. Boys Team Scores 1. Shawnee Mission-Northwest, 54; 2. Olathe-East, 53; 3. Wichita-Southeast, 48; 4. Manhattan, 36; 5. Olathe-North, 33.50; 6. Lawrence, 32.50; 7. WichitaHeights, 32; 8. Lawrence Free State, 31; 9. Dodge City, 29; 10. GardnerEdgerton, 28; 11. Blue Valley West, 27; 12. Garden City, 26. 13. Blue Valley Northwest, 22; 14. Blue Valley North, 18; 15. Shawnee Mission-East, 17; 16. Shawnee Mission-West, 16; 17. WichitaNorthwest, 13; 18. Junction City, 12; 19. Wichita-South, 11; 20. Shawnee Mission-South, 9; 20. Topeka High, 9; 20. Hutchinson, 9; 20. Olathe-South, 9; 24. Topeka-Washburn Rural, 8; 25. Derby, 7; 25. Olathe-Northwest, 7; 27. WichitaEast, 6; 28. Shawnee Mission-North, 3; 28. Maize, 3; 30. Wichita-North, 2; 31. Leavenworth, 1. Garden City Boys Results 110m Hurdles—1. DuVall, 14.51. 300m Hurdles—1. DuVall, 39.05. Pole Vault—7. Cady, 12-06.00; Dominguez, NH.

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TUESDAY, May 29, 2012


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champions in the 4x4.� Tucker added bronze and silver to his relay gold medal with a third-place finish in the 100-meter high hurdles (14.94) and a second in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles (40.49). “I felt I was winning after the first five (hurdles), then I nailed a hurdle,� he said after the first race. “That’s hurdling, though, You have to run a perfect race if you expect to win.� Hugoton’s Patrick Weaver raised both his arms in triumph after he crossed the finish line in 1:58.18 to win the Class 4A 800 meters. Running even at 0:58.0 with Hesston’s Eyan Roth on the first lap, Weaver took the lead on the back stretch, gave it back on the final curve, then retook the lead for good with a strong kick. “That’s not my usual style. It kind of just happened,� Weaver said. “That was probably the smartest race I ever ran.� His time was his personal best and just 0.40 seconds off the school record. It was the final burst on the final stretch that did it. “I was scared when he passed me,� Weaver said of the last 200 meters, “but I just wanted it. I was pretty excited the whole race.� Weaver got fourth in the 1,600 meters, running in 4:31.71, beating his personal best by nearly five seconds. He also ran a leg on the 4x800 relay team, which took fourth (8:17.50). For Scott City, Saturday was a day of hits and misses. After advancing in all four prelims Friday, the Beavers were poised to make a run for one of the Class 3A team trophies behind Salina Sacred Heart. Instead, the Beavers finished fourth, 12 points behind Phillipsburg and one point behind Hutchinson Trinity. Dalton Smith repeated as silver medalist in the 100 meters, clocking a 10.94. “I was feeling excited to get under 11 (seconds) with electronic timing,� he said. “My goal was to cut 0.20 seconds off my prelims, and I cut 0.24.� He also placed fourth in the 200 meters (23.20). Joey Meyer took silver in the 800 meters in 1:59, nearly three seconds out of first. But the junior was sure he could have run better, especially after running the first lap in fifth place. His first lap split of 0:58.0 was right where he usually runs, he said, but he looked up and saw four others ahead of him. He started his kick at the 300meter mark. “I knew I had to go if I wanted to get top three,� he said. He added that he felt a little added pressure to perform well in this race after some of the setbacks the Beavers had earlier. “Our team hadn’t competed well all day. I wanted to get first for my team,� he said. Meyer also finished sixth in the 1,600 meters. Colborn Couchman fell in the final curve of the 300 hurdles, still managing to place seventh (41.91). Earlier in the day, Scott City had trouble with the second exchange in the 4x100 relay and finished

hurt here last year,� said the GCHS junior after racing to winning times of 14.51 (a personal best) and 39.05 in the two races. “It’s just great to be able to come in here and run and see how I’d do against different people from different areas of the state.� In his first race, DuVall dispatched Manhattan’s Ben Bolton, who led midway through the race before DuVall attacked the final 50 meters with a vengeance. He caught and eventually passed Bolton over the nextto-last hurdle, finishing 0.10 of a second ahead to get his first win. DuVall ran a nearly perfect race in the 300s, a race he called one of his best tactical runs of the season. “The 110s were probably overall better since I got closer to my (personal record), but with it being windier and hotter in the 300s, it felt like a really good race,� DuVall said. “Everybody’s been telling me that I could do this, but I’m not sure I really believed it until after regionals and I looked at all the qualifying times.� In Saturday’s second triumph, DuVall used a strong run around the north curve before heading into the wind down the final stretch. He extended his lead in the final 100 meters over Hutchinson’s Jared Page, who clocked in at 39.52. “The last stretch is probably my strongest part of the 300s,� DuVall said. “I’ve worked really hard on my trail leg to get it close to and clear of the hurdle.� With DuVall’s two wins, the Buffs finished with 26 points and a 12th-place team

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A jubilant Patrick Weaver of Hugoton raises his arms in victory after crossing the finish line to win the Class 4A boys 800-meter run with a time of 1:58.15 at the State Track and Field Championship in Wichita.

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Holcomb sophomore Heath Tucker, right, finishes the anchor leg on Saturday in the Class 3A 4x400-meter relay at the State Track and Field Championship. The Longhorns defended their state title with a time of 3:24.50. last. The Beavers placed third in the 4x800 relay (8:25.54) as Meyer held off a challenge by Holcomb’s Tyler LaSalle to win by 0.72 seconds. Looking for redemption in the 4x400 relay, in which they placed second last year after Holcomb passed them down the stretch, the Beavers were never really in the race, finishing fifth (3:29.08). In Class 2A, Stanton County got its highest finish of the meet when it took third in the 4x400 relay in 3:33.64, less than three seconds out of first. The Trojans fell into seventh place, but a strong finish and final kick propelled them to bronze. Raul Pantoja, who ran anchor, said it was a good way to finish the meet. “We’d been struggling all day, so we were pushing ourselves,� he said. “We knew we could do it. We were ranked sixth, but we knew we could do way better than that. I’m very proud of our team (Sam Ashida-Butler, Danial Molina and Quinn Kendrick).� The Trojans made the medal stand in all three of their relays, taking fifth

in the 4x800 (8:28.82) and fourth in the 4x100 (44.73). Marques Logan also medaled, taking sixth in the 100 hurdles (16.06). Disappointment could best describe Ulysses’ Saturday. Garrett Kissell finished eighth in the high jump (6-00), as did Tate Annis in the 100 meters (11.38). Annis got fifth in the 200 meters (23.31), but Izzy Mendoza, who took silver in the 3,200 meters on Friday, finished out of the running in ninth in the 1,600 meters (4:40.24). South Gray’s Wyatt Slaven, the defending Class 1A 400-meter champion, finished fourth in that race (51.45) and sixth in the 100 meters (11.27). The senior has been battling the lingering after-effects of mononucleosis from November, and he knew defending would be hard. “I felt all right. The heat and humidity gets to you,� Slaven said. “It was a tough field.� Other area medalists included Alex White of Sublette, who finished sixth in the 2A long jump (20-00), and Zach Fields of Cimarron, seventh in the 3A discus (158-08).

finish among the 30 teams. Sophomore Kayla Doll produced the top performance for the Lady Buffs when she captured fifth in an elite field of 800-meter runners, clocking a personal best 2:21.41 in a race that saw Alli Cash of Shawnee Mission West win her third individual gold in 2:15.51. Doll was neck-and-neck with Manhattan’s Emilie Liebe, who nudged the Lady Buff runner by a mere 0.27 of a second. Second and third went to Kelsye Quiring of Olathe East (2:20.27) and Grace Quinlan of Shawnee Mission East (2:20.65). “This is such a different race than any I run in all year,� Doll said. “There was a lot of shoving going on; everybody was wanting the inside lane. It was just like last year (she was fifth then, too). It was a blur out there. I remember most other races, but here I just don’t recall much at all.� Doll said she knew she would have to be at or better than her previous best time (2:22.28) if she wanted to have a high finish. “I knew Alli would be up in front of everybody; she’s amazing,� Doll said of the Shawnee Mission West junior. “The group behind her, I knew it would be a battle, and it was.� Doll said the fact she got her personal best would serve as encouragement to keep working and improving for her junior season. “It’s something to build on. This will be a good visual aid to remember,� Doll said. “I can see them run it. I know what the race feels like. I definitely know what it takes. I hope to get 2:20 or under next season.�

The girls 4x800-meter relay team of Alex Miller, Neysa Harman, Katy Doll and Kayla Doll placed seventh. The underclassmen — three sophomores and a freshman (Katy Doll) — clocked a season-best 9:50.52. It was a race of redemption for the group after 2011, when Kayla Doll, running the first leg, was disqualified when she moved into the inside lane too early. “This is a great feeling, to get a medal for all of us,� Miller said. “The girls took off fast, and I got boxed in. I tried to get outside and find Neysa for the handoff. It was kinda crazy there, but the race I thought went well.� Harman said it was unlike any other race in which the group competed during the regular season. “I couldn’t get out of the exchange zone; there was a lot of pushing and shoving,� Harman said. “All I could do was just try to kick it in gear at the end.� Katy Doll, running the third leg, said she just tried to have a good first 400 and then try to catch as many girls as possible. Kayla Doll said she was relieved not to have the opening leg this time around. “I didn’t have to freak out this time,� she said. “It was the worst last year, but this is really nice to get a medal. We hoped to cut off some time, but I don’t think we expected to cut off this much (9:59.25 was their previous best).� In the only other event Saturday for GCHS, Kristen Heiman did not place in the girls long jump after a mark of 15-06.25. See results in Scoreboard, Page B2.

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your back,� he said. “I’ve worked and worked on my arms and leg driving. It was great today.� Between those wins, Granillo won the 400 meters in his first try in 50.26, far enough ahead of Morss to save some energy for his other two finals. “Coach (Aaron Roop) has been emphasizing that all year,� Granillo said. “About the 150, I looked back, didn’t see anybody and just started coasting from there. My first 200 meters is what got me ahead. I kept looking back at the end, and if they started gaining, I was just going to kick it.� Granillo also anchored the Wildcats’ 4x400 relay team, which he had done twice previously to gold medals with Breck Roop and Jonatan Manriquez, but this time without graduated Reymundo Garcia. He overtook four runners on the last leg to get the Wildcats a third-place medal. Coming away from the meet as the undisputed sprint champion of 1A is a great feeling, Granillo said. “I had about a week’s worth of sleepless nights

after regionals. I knew what it was going to take, and I knew how fast these boys were,� he said. “Having a target on your back is one of the most nerve-racking deals to go through.� His only losses of the season were to Morss at Jetmore earlier in the season, and redemption was part of his motivation in this meet. “That’s what motivated me all year. He’s the only one who beat me, so I give him props. He’s a great runner,� Granillo said. Roop also medaled in the 800 meters, taking seventh. As a team, Moscow tied for fourth, a point out of second. For coach Roop, Saturday’s end was “sadhappy,� he said. “The boys gave a great effort. There’s nothing more they could have done,� he said. Losing Garcia last year, and Granillo, Roop and Manriquez this year will be tough, but he said they were

a great group to work with. “When we started working with them as freshmen, we just had the dream. Actually, it didn’t start as a dream. It just came together their sophomore year, when they started running the relays. They’ve had a great run,� coach Roop said. Granillo’s 10 gold medals and Roop’s and Manriquez’s four are testaments to their efforts, coach Roop added. “Osvaldo, the type of kid he is, he let up a bit on the 400 so he’d have a little left in the 200, and he knew he’d have to give it everything he had in the 4x400,� he said. “A record for him today — he deserves it.� Granillo works on his own, doing anything extra for what it takes, such as his starts and his finishes. “Obviously he wanted to get back at (Morss) after he lost to him, and I think he proved it. There’s no doubt in (Cessna Stadium) that he’s the fastest kid in 1A,� coach Roop said.


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Leslie Speer scored an upset in the Class 1A triple jump, soaring 35-05.50, just barely squeaking past Spearville’s Elle Stein’s mark of 35-04.75. Wichita County’s Paige Wells, despite running a personal best of 5:16.94 in the 2A 1,600-meters, came close to dethroning Lincoln’s Jenna Farris, but the defending champion just outleaned Wells at the finish, winning in 5:16.88, a mere 0.06 of a second ahead of a disheartened Wells. Schneider’s win in the 1,600 (5:27.99) was the catalyst for a Lady Jackrabbit 1-3-5 finish as sophomore Kelli Holthaus took third (5:33.65) and freshman Coraima Yanez finished fifth (5:34.32). With Schneider leading the way, the Lady Jackrabbits finished third as a team with 38 points. “It’s exciting, definitely, to win two gold medals,� said Schneider, who will run at the University of Kansas in the fall. “I definitely wanted the 800. It’s a little frustrating, but I just didn’t have my legs after the 1,600. My legs just felt terrible. I didn’t get a good recovery.� The other issue for Schneider in the 800 was that she got boxed in on the first lap. But she was thrilled to have defended her 1,600 title after taking her second straight 3,200 on Friday night. “I just couldn’t get where I need to in order to make the kind

of run I wanted,� Schneider said. “But overall, I feel good. Getting two golds again was what I hoped for. A third would have been a bonus.� For Wycoff, who has been at or near the top of the 3A rankings in all three dashes this season, the win in the 200 late Saturday ended a day that had both satisfaction and frustration. She first lost to Wilson, a senior, in the 100 by just 0.16 of a second (12.36 to 12.52). Then, coming back about two hours later in the 400, she ran her fastest time ever, a blazing 57.96 seconds, but it wasn’t good enough to dethrone Wilson, who finished undefeated in four years at the state meet in the event with a 57.49 time. “I’m on a cloud right now, and I don’t want to come down,� a beaming Wycoff said after posting a winning time of 26.28 seconds, while Wilson was right on her heels in 26.40. “Losing those races really motivated me. But she’s really cool. She’s a great person.� Wycoff credited her quick start out of the blocks for her 200 victory. “I’ve worked so hard on that part of the race lately,� Wycoff said. “The last 100 is usually my best part, but today everything just clicked in. I’ve followed her (Wilson’s) times and to beat her is an amazing feeling. It was an amazing day. I couldn’t have imagined this when the season started.� Wichita County’s Wells had a

tough time masking her emotions in the photo-finish with Farris, who is now a two-time 1,600-meter champ, all at the expense of Wells, who had been third and second the previous two years. Wells lost to Ell-Saline’s Aubrey Wilson a year ago. So despite the fact that she has dropped her times in the event from 5:27 to 5:22 to 5:16.94, Wells is without a gold medal. “I ran faster than I had hoped to run,� Well said of her goal of a 5:20 mark. “Where I was in my race, I couldn’t have run any better.� With 150 meters to go, Wells trailed Farris by 20 to 25 meters and then found her stride coming off the final curve in an attempt to chase down the Lincoln star. She nearly caught her, but was just nudged at the end in one of the tightest races of the day. Like Schneider, Wells didn’t have much gas left in her tank when she returned for the 800 meters. She managed a fifth-place (2:27.13) but never threatened the lead. “I got spiked early, and there was a lot of shoving going on,� Wells said. “I wanted to get out and go but I ended up on the inside and couldn’t ever get where I wanted to go.� To make matters tougher for Wells, she has battled a lower leg condition called compartment syndrome, which is defined as the compression of nerves, blood vessels and muscle inside a closed space, in both of her legs. It can

be limb- and life-threatening, and Wells is scheduled to have surgery on Wednesday in Wichita to repair the condition. “The legs hurt, and I don’t like making excuses, but with the way my legs feel, I’m happy with the way I ran,� Wells said. Stanton County’s Jenna Black, who had the state’s fastest 3,200 meters and one of the fastest 1,600’s coming in, finished fifth in 5:31.12. For Speer, winning the 1A triple jump was about as surprising as it was when she qualified a week earlier at the regional meet in Hays. “This is a big deal. I improved every meet this year,� Speer said. “... I felt more comfortable in the stadium when I jumped today.� And what did the Lady Hornet think of her first appearance at state and heading home with a gold medal? “Are you kidding? I had hoped to jump 32-0 when the season started,� she said with a big smile. “This is just way too amazing to think about. I don’t know how to express it. This was a crazy, crazy day. I never would have expected to be up on the (medal) stand, let alone winning.� For Stanton County’s Steimel, the win and runner-up finish were just about what she had hoped for, but her marks left her feeling there could have been more. “It was a good day, but I was really hoping for something around 40 or 41 (feet),� Steimel said of her shot put mark. “It’s

Franchitti wins third Indy 500 James lifts Heat past Celtics INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It was an hour before the Indianapolis 500, and Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan found a quiet corner to prepare for the race. They were interrupted by Parnelli Jones, Bobby Unser and Johnny Rutherford, three of the greatest drivers in IndyCar history. “T.K. and I were getting our pictures taken. We were like a couple of kids,� Franchitti said. “We were with the legends of the sport.� Hey, Dario, you’re a legend now, too. Franchitti became the 10th driver in the 96 years of Indianapolis to win three or more 500s, picking up his third on Sunday by winning a last-lap trophy dash with Takuma Sato to the check-

ered flag. Sato tried to pass for the lead going into the first turn, pulled even with Franchitti, then spun hard into the wall after their wheels appeared to make contact. It let Franchitti sail away to the win on a day that started and ended as a tribute to Dan Wheldon, who won the race a year ago but was killed in an October crash in the IndyCar season finale. Finishing right behind him was teammate Scott Dixon and then Kanaan — three of D-Dub’s closest friends. “Everybody up there was a friend of Dan’s, and that about sums it up. Everybody loved him,� Franchitti said as bagpipes played over the public address system. “I think D-Dub would be proud of that one.�

MIAMI (AP) — A big early Miami lead was wasted. Once the Heat took control again, they simply ran away from the Boston Celtics. LeBron James scored 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Heat beat the Celtics 93-79 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Shane Battier, playing in the conference finals for the first time, scored 10 points and had 10 rebounds for the Heat, who wasted an early 11-point first-half lead before running away to break a halftime tie. Miami outrebounded the Celtics 48-33, and blocked 11 Boston shots.

It was those last two stats that had James lauding the night as a team effort. “We get a lot of the press, we get a lot of the headlines,� James said. “But our teammates, they do everything to help us win ball games.� Kevin Garnett scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Boston, which got 16 points, nine rebounds and seven assists from Rajon Rondo and 12 points from Paul Pierce. Ray Allen shot just 1 for 7 from the floor for Boston, which was outscored by 10 in the first quarter and 11 in the third. “On the road, you can’t have two quarters of lulls,� Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. Game 2 is Wednesday night in Miami.

been a crazy year, and I’ve been trying my hardest to win this thing, and I haven’t been throwing my best in the discus. So I guess this turned out pretty well. I’ve still got work to do to get better, and I wanted to come back next year, win, but win with better throws.� In other area medal performances, Dighton’s Diamond Brown earned a fifth-place medal in the 1A 200-meters (27.76). In the Class 3A 100-meter hurdles, Holcomb’s Kyshia Prieto (15.99) and Cimarron’s Eva Koopman (16.15) went fourth and fifth. Also in 3A, in the 300-meter hurdles, Cimarron’s Morgan Ediger took fourth with a time of 47.15 while Lakin’s Kara Simmons was fifth at 47.32. For Cimarron, Lindsay Wehkamp and Koopman went two-three in the high jump, both clearing 5-04, and then in the long jump the pair reversed themselves with Koopman in fifth (16-11) and Wehkamp sixth (16-07). Cimarron’s 4x800 relay team of Kari Blattner, Chelsea Dupree, Joisan Smith and Ediger took fifth with a time of 10:21.09. Blattner was seventh in the 3A 1,600 with a time of 5:42.90. Scott City’s 4x400-meter relay team of Wycoff, Megan Thornburg, Aubrey Davis and Shanaya Hoeme took sixth in 4:18.37. In Class 4A, Ulysses freshman Jessi Arnold placed sixth in the 300-meter hurdles (47.27). See results in Scoreboard, Page B2.









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!EXP. FLATBED Drivers:! Regional opportunities now open with plenty of freight & great pay! 800-277-0212 or


Oil & gas Company need an experienced Pumper/Roustabout in Garden City Area. Fax resume 832-249-1270 or email


Jayhawk Pipeline, LLC presently has a full-time opening for a Pipeline Welder in Liberal, Kansas. The qualified candidate will be responsible for the following: • Assemble structural supports for machinery frames; lay out, fit, and weld fabricated, cast, and forged components; tanks, pipe, pipe fittings, and/or full encirclement sleeves on existing pipelines and perform pipeline repairs. • Perform other pipeline related duties including but not limited to leak repair, clean-up, routine pipeline maintenance, etc. • Complete out of town work, some of which may be for extended periods of time. Some overtime will be required. The successful candidate will have a minimum of a High School diploma or GED; one year certificate from college or technical school, and/or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

FARM HELP needed. An addition to the famMust have Class A ily on the way? Check CDL. Call (620) out our van and SUV 271-8722 classifieds. 215234

of Dodge City


MAY 24 & 31, 2012 9am - 4pm

Kansas Works Workforce Center 107 E. Spruce • Garden City The “Preferred Employer of Southwest Kansasâ€?

An excellent wage and benefit package is available to the qualified candidate. Interested candidates should send their resume to by 6/1: National Cooperative Refinery Association, Recruitment 2000 S. Main, McPherson, Kansas 67460 (Fax) 620-241-9136

NCRA is an EOE.


Systems Manager The Garden City Telegram is accepting applications for a Systems Manager. The qualified candidate would be responsible for all computer systems in the building, to include overseeing installation; ensuring back-up systems operate effectively; scheduling upgrades and security backups of hardware and software systems; and ensuring adherence to software licensing laws. This position also works with internal or outside developers to create a more effective user experience for the website and other digital platforms.

has an opening for a

Accounting Specialist - Plant

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation is seeking an Accounting Specialist - Plant to join our Financial Services team at our Holcomb Station. This individual will perform a variety of highly responsible fiscal clerical and general clerical duties in the preparation, maintenance, and processing of plant accounting records and insurance transactions. Qualified applicants must possess an associate degree in accounting or related field and two years bookkeeping or accounting experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The ability to perform a variety of complex, specialized, and responsible fiscal clerical duties is essential. Excellent wages and benefit package. Background check & drug test required. For complete job description and to apply, go to and click on “careers�. EOE M/F/D/V 215254


Knowledge of Mac and PC systems required. The full-time position includes a comprehensive benefits package of 401(k), ESOP, FSA, HSA, health, dental, life, LTD insurance, vacation and sick leave.


The Garden City Telegram is looking for a person to fill the full time position of Graphic/Paginator. This position is an apprentice position for the graphic department.

The Telegram is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

JOB DUTIES: • Working on daily pages & sections • Job flow and layout design • Layout & Design of classified pages • Placing ads on pages • Working with all departments inside the newspaper: creative services, newsroom and pressroom • Classified and Customer Service Support

Forward resume and salary requirements to: Robin Phelan Advertising Director PO Box 958, Garden City, KS 67846 No phone calls please.

QUALIFICATIONS: • Basic computer knowledge and experience • Experience in InDesign or Quark helpful but not necessary • A positive attitude, willingness to learn and desire to excel


(Published in the Garden City Telegram May 29, 2012.) State of Kansas Plaintiff vs Case No. 2012-CV-95 $734.00 in US Currency Defendant NOTICE OF PENDING FORFEITURE Pursuant to K.S.A. 60-4109 To: Roman Daniel Holmes And/or any other interested persons

The date, place of seizure and description of the property affected by this notice is as follows: 1. Property Description: $734.00 in US Currency 2. Date and Place of Seizure: April 17, 2012 at 304 N 9th, Garden City, KS 3. Value of Property: $734.00


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that property herein described has been seized for forfeiture and is pending forfeiture to the Garden City/Finney County Drug Task Force, pursuant to the Kansas Standard Asset Seizure and Forfeiture Act (KSASFA), K.S.A. 60-4101 et. seq., and amendments thereto. If you have not previously received a Notice of Seizure for Forfeiture, this is notice pursuant to the Act.

Work in a fun environment with a Monday-Friday schedule. The Telegram also offers training and a competitive hourly wage. Full benefits package including Health and Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Profit Sharing and 401K. Interested Applicants may send their resume to: The Garden City Telegram c/o Robin Phelan, Advertising Director P.O. Box 958 Garden City, KS 67846 No phone calls please.

Classifieds Work!

The conduct giving rise to forfeiture and/or the violation of law alleged is: Monies are the alleged proceeds from illegal drug transactions. You are hereby notified that the Plaintiff!s Attorney has chosen to initially proceed with this matter administratively, and is making stipulation of exemptions available for the property seized for forfeiture as described above. You may do any of the following: File a verified petition for request for Stipulation of Exemption, pursuant to K.S.A. 60-4110, with the Plaintiff!s Attorney and sending a copy to the seizing agency contact person; or File a verified claim, pursuant to K.S.A. 60-4111, with the District Court, Plaintiff!s Attorney, and the seizing agency contact person; or Do nothing. The law also provides for provisional return of the property under certain circumstances including the posting of a surety bond or a court hearing on whether probable cause existed when the property was seized. You may wish to consult with an attorney before deciding what is best for you. However, if no petition or claim is filed within thirty (30) days of personal service, publication or mailing of this Notice, whichever is earlier, your interest in the property described above will be forfeited. All such petitions and claims shall comply with the strict affidavit and informational requirements for petitions and claims as set out in K.S.A. 60-4101 et. seq., and amendments thereto (KSASFA). Please be aware that it is a crime to falsely verify an ownership interest or other information in any request, petition or claim. Dated: May 24, 2012 Eric Fournier, # 24193 Assistant Finney County Attorney 409 North 9th Garden City, KS 67846 (620) 272-3568

CARGILL IN GARDEN CITY IS NOW HIRING: PROCESS TECHNICIAN This position is responsible for the manufacturing and shipping of Animal supplements. Duties include:  Safety, responsible for safety of themselves and teammates.  Run multiple pieces of equipment: Batching Mixer, Pellet Mills, roller mill, and receiving systems.  Receives ingredients by truck and rail & monitor ingredient inventory levels.  Manufacture products to ensure that they meet specifications and HACCP requirements.  Run Logistics Real-Time programs  Schedule production, based on customer demands.  Daily housekeeping and record keeping. To be considered candidate:  Must be able to read/comprehend English  Have good math skills  Basic computer knowledge and skills  Ability to lift 50 lbs.  Good mechanical aptitude  Demonstrate ability to multi-task in fast paced environment. Cargill offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package including Cargill ESOP and 401K. Criminal background check along with drug and alcohol screen and complete physical is required. To learn more about Cargill and apply, please visit our website at




Job ID # GAR00012

RCDC is seeking qualified candidates for the following position: Child Care AwareŽ of Southwest Kansas DATA MANAGER Manage complex program data system for a 26-county service area. Requires minimum Associate’s degree in related field; excellent organizational, technological and communication skills; and ability to provide administrative support to team members. Full-time, year-round position with competitive pay and benefits based upon qualifications and experience. To apply, send resume to Deanna Berry, Ex. Director, 714 Ballinger, Garden City, KS 67846,, or find link for online application at

Crane Operators

Well Established Oil Field Company is in search of a Crane Operator in the Liberal, Dodge City, Garden City, Jetmore, KS area. The crane operator will be responsible for safely operating a 26 ton crane for setting Oilfield Production Equipment. Prior Oilfield experience is strongly preferred. Candidate is subject to passing a background check, drug screen & pre-employment physical prior to employment.

1600 W. Pancake, Liberal, KS 67901 or call (620) 624-6023.


PART TIME Secretary needed. $10 per hour. Afternoon position available. No experience necessary. References required. Please mail your resume to box 139, in c/o Garden City Telegram, P.O. Box 958, Garden City KS 67846.

Want a job driving a semi-truck and be home most evenings? Cattle Empire, LLC, one of the largest family owned commercial cattle feeding operations in the United States is seeking a Semi-Truck Driver to haul cattle, grain and equipment. The successful candidate must have: at least 2 years experience driving a semi-truck; a valid commercial driver!s license; must be insurable; and, pass a D.O.T. physical. Those interested may apply: at the address below; fax; or, e-mail a resume or an application. Applications may be obtained at Cattle Empire Ranch (Yard #2) located (from Hwy 83) 6 miles west on Hwy 160 and 2 miles North on County Road GG or at (Click on Employment Opportunities). If you have questions, call Shawn at 620-952-1721 between 8am-5pm. Cattle Empire, LLC 1174 Empire Cr. Satanta, KS 67870 (620)649-2235 Fax (620)649-2291 EOE

QMC INC. (Quinter KS 67752) has openings in Drivers construction. Competitive wages, benefits, COMPANY LOOKING profit sharing. Call for Drivers with CDL 785-754-3310 or email call 620-640-7043. See SEARS IN Garden City is looking to hire cashiers, sales associates, team leads, backroom associates, and merchandisers. Please visit careers to apply!

TIRE TECHNICIAN Do you know tires and are you an energetic person proud to deliver the best customer service? Do you enjoy working in a stable, family owned company where you count and are rewarded for good performance? The Nebraskaland/ Kansasland Tire Group h as openings for experienced Tire Technicians. Apply at 1702 E. Fulton, Garden City, KS. BIG HEADLINES GET THE JOB DONE! Advertise the right way in the classifieds.


Garden City Farm Equipment is looking for an experienced truck driver. Must be at least 24 years old with 2 years of verifiable experience, have CDL and clean driving record, must be able to pass drug screening. We haul farm machinery and other over width loads. Will occasionally be away 1 or 2 nights a week. We offer top wages, 401k, BC/ BS, PTO and a positive work environment. Fill out applications at 2506 West Jones, Garden City, Kansas or call for Todd at 620-275-0226. Monday-Friday 7:30a-5:30p.




Heat Waves Hot Oil Service is currently accepting applications for drivers and an experienced diesel mechanic. Drivers must have CDL Feedtruck Driver/ Maintenance Worker tanker & !clean MVR. Midwest Feeders, Inc., Pick up applications at Ingalls, Kansas is ac- 655 Airlinks Drive becepting applications for tween 8am-1pm. experienced Feedtruck Drivers and MainteMINTER WILSON nance Personnel. ExDRILLING cellent pay and benefits Is taking applications are available with these for Drilling and positions. Please apply Pump Crews. Comwages & at Midwest Feeders, petitive Benefits. Must have 05013 13 Road, Ingalls, CDL & good driving Kansas 67853, (620) record. Apply at 335-5790. 2007 W. Jones, Garden City, KS. Kanamak Hydraulics 213317 is accepting applications for Service TechNURSES nicians.! Applicants Plaza Medical should be highly motiis expanding! vated with a profesWe are looking for 2 sional attitude and good nurses to join our staff. mechanical work schedule if Monexperience.! Must have day - Friday with no their own tools.! Must nights or weekends. be able to speak, read Excellent benefit packand write English.! age. Send resume to Base pay plus commisPlaza Medical Center, sion.! Benefits package Attn: Sheri, PO Box available.! Apply at 1133, Garden City, KS 2218 W. Mary St., Gar67846 den City, KS. MEDICAL OFFICE has KANAMAK HYDRAU- immediate opening for LICS is accepting appli- office manager.! Must cations for Service be willing to work in and Technicians.!Applicants supervise all areas of should be highly moti- the office in addition to vated with a profes- managing personnel. sional attitude and good Please mail your remechanical experience. sume to box 367 , in c/o Must have their own Garden City Telegram, tools.! Must be able to P.O. Box 958, Garden speak, read and write City KS 67846 English.! Base pay plus commission.! Benefits Let this space work for package available.! Ap- you! Place and employply at 2218 W. Mary ment ad to find the right St., Garden City, KS person.




Scale Clerk/ Commodity Clerk

Excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to work for a fast growing company in the field of logistics.

As a member of WindRiver Grain, the key responsibilities will include...

• Serves as scale clerk and commodity clerk. Must correctly and accurately identify, weigh, measure, and record transactions involving the sale and purchases of grains transported by Truck or Rail.

The selected candidate will possess...

• Precise & accurate record keepings • Good communication skills & teamwork skills a must • Bilingual a plus • PC literate with knowledge of spreadsheets and word processor application software a plus • Self motivated with excellent attitude & people skills • Overtime expected

WindRiver offers very competitive salary and benefits package and 401K. To apply: mail, e-mail or fax resume to the attention of Donny Huber, Dispatcher, at the address below. Responses will be kept strictly confidential.

WindRiver Grain, LLC 2810 E. Hwy. 50 Garden City, KS 67846 Phone: 1-620-275-2101, Ext. 112 Fax: 1-620-276-4045

Although we appreciate your interest in our company, responses will only be sent to those applicants we are interviewing.

WindRiver Grain, L.L.C. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

CliniC OffiCe Manager Sandhill Orthopaedic & Sportsmedicine is hiring a FT Office Manager Duties include, but are not limited to overseeing clinic operations, all human resource functions (payroll, payroll taxes, benefits, employee relations, etc.) all financial functions (GL, AP, AR, Monthly Financial statements, etc.) Must maintain and create clinic policies and administer employee health and profit share plans. Candidate must also create marketing plans for the clinic and other entities associated with Sandhill. Candidate must have the following minimum requirements to be considered: t#4JO'JOBODF #VTJOFTT "DDPVOUJOH PS related field tZFBSTFYQFSJFODFBTBTVQFSWJTPSPS manager in a clinic or hospital setting. t.FEJDBMCBDLHSPVOEQSFGFSSFECVUOPU required t&YQFSJFODFJOBNFEJDBMGBDJMJUZNBZ substitute for education t.VTUIBWFFYDFMMFOUDPNNVOJDBUJPOTLJMMT and be proficient in excel, word, and power point. Position open until filled Sandhill offers a competitive Salary and #FOFĂśUTQBDLBHF Please fax or email cover letter and resume to Office Manager at: or   Salary requirements must be included in Cover letter to be considered.

Schwan’s Home Serivce, Inc.



May 30, 2012 1pm-4pm

Garden City Workforce Center 107 East Spruce St. Garden City, KS 67846 • Phone: 785-443-0602

We are currently hiring for Route Sales Representative s in Garden City! As a Route Sales Representative with Schwan’s Home Service, Inc., you’ll control how much you make and how far you go. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. feels you should be paid on your performance! Must be at least 21 years old & have a good driving/employment record. DOT physical & drug test required.

Unlimited FUTURE! Great Benefits!

• Earn a daily base pay plus commission and incentives • Pre-established and Growing Customer Base • Comprehensive Benefit Options • Paid Vacation • Retirement Savings Program • Employee Discounts

Apply online at Click search to see our Route Sales Representative details. Please search for job number 11003896. For questions please call: 785-443-0602.

Start Driving Your Future Today! Schwan’s’ Home Service, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V



TUESDAY, May 29, 2012

the Garden City Telegram

Help Wanted

Bargain Blowout


LOCAL SHORT haul tractor/ trailer driver needed in Garden City. Driver must have CDL with 2 years verifiable experience and 25 years of age. We offer great pay, paid vacations, 401K, health insurance, and a pleasant work environment. If you would like to be a part of a fast growing, energetic company, please call Levi at (620) 275-7304 ext 112.

GIVE AWAY - Wood pallets. Pick up on the east side of The Telegram, 310 N. 7th, Garden City.

For Sale:! 2000 Honda 2003 GMC YUKON. Accord with rear Fully loaded! $10,000 spoiler.! 4CL, 87000 OBO. Call for details! miles, some hail dam- (913) 238-9485, Garage and body damage.! den City.. Interior in excellent con- Pickups & Trucks dition.! Call 620-271-8736 after 1994 Ford F150 Pickup 5.3 motor, 4x4. Runs 5:00 PM. good, 80% tires. $4000 Selling your vehicle? 620-640-4060 Brent Did you know parking your vehicle on city 2004 Toyota truck. 4x4. streets, right-of-ways 40000 miles. 1 owner. OBO. and other public prop- $ 1 6 4 0 0 erty is prohibited in 620-640-2250. Garden City? The City Motorcycles & ATVs of Garden City ordi- 2004 Harley Davidson nance No 86-2 (88) Trike. Excellent condistates in part “No per- tion, fully loaded! Ultra son shall park a vehicle Classic Electra Glide. upon any roadway for Lehman Renegade the principal purpose Conversion. Can be of: (a) Displaying such s e e n a t vehicle for sale (b) FiWashing, greasing or nancing available. Price repairing such vehicle is negotiable. Call except repairs necessi- 620-640-4436. tated by an emergency”. Violations of 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan this ordinance May re- Classic 900, like new! sult in a $40 fine and Only 1 mile, still under warranty. Serious incourt costs. quiries only. Extras. SUVs & Vans 620-290-5560 1992 Olds Bravada, For sale: 2006 Suzuki AWD, very dependable. $1800 O B O LTC very good condition. $2800 OBO. 620-290-8773. 620-277-6932 Shop The Classifieds!

Pets Free to a good home: 2M, 2F chihuahua puppies.(620) 290-2110 Free to a good home: Shephard/Lab mix, black with brown markings, 7-8 weeks old. 620-805-4517 or 620-521-2526.

FREE TO good homes: 6 adorable 6 week old LICENSED DAYCARE KITTENS. Call (620) has openings for infants 649-7502. up to 2 years. SRS Autos welcome.640-8389 1993 Lincoln MKVIII, Licensed Daycare in needs work. $600 OBO Holcomb has openings 1986 Buick Electra, for infants and up. Call good work or school car 620-521-2927. $600 OBO. 620-521-2526 or Miscellaneous for Sale 620-521-0237 COMPLETE HOME GYM: Weight machine, 1999 VW Passat GLX treadmill, more! All like V6, exc condition. new. $1000 for all. 109000 mi. $6500. (620) 290-1617 after 620-271-2279 4:30pm. 2002 Escalade, pearl WIN $4,000 in grocer- white. Clean inside and ies.! Enter to win. Take out. 89000 miles. our survey at $12500. 620-276-9881. and tell us about your household 2008 Chevy Malibu shopping plans and 81000 mi. Well main$10500. media usage.! Your in- t a i n e d . put will help us improve 620-260-7061. the paper and get the advertising specials you want

Child Care

Sporting Equipment 1990 Hydrodyne Ski Boat 150 hp mercury motor. $3500 OBO. 620-640-4060 Brent

STAPP’S AUTO SALES Check us out at 214157

FOR SALE: 1999 14 passenger FORD Van, $3200 OBO; 1993 full size CHEVY pickup, $500 OBO. Call the Ingalls USD 477 District office (620) 335-5136.

Are you Experienced? Find Your Perfect Job

For Sale: Honda Accord EXL, black on black V6, 6 speed. $8999. 620-640-3269

in The Telegram Classifieds.

Auto Parts & Services

The Finney County Farm Service Agency has two permanent full-time Program Technician positions available. Salary ranges from $24,933 to $50,431 (CO-3 to CO-7), depending on experience/education. Benefits include health, life, retirement, annual and sick leave. Must be a US citizen. High school graduate or GED. See full vacancy announcement at: (type Farm Service Agency in the “what” box and Kansas in the “where” box) for details and instructions to apply on-line or by fax. Complete application packages must be submitted online or fax by 11:59 pm EDT, Monday June 4, 2012. PLEASE CAREFULLY READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS ON “HOW TO APPLY” and “REQUIRED DOCUMENTS”! Person selected will be subject to background investigation. FSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 215274


SALES EXECUTIVE Do you enjoy working with people? Are you interested in an exciting career field that will reward your hard work? And, do you want a career that doesn’t take away your nights and weekends?

If so, The Garden City Telegram has an opportunity for you!

Be a part of a fast-changing, exciting sales environment that includes print, online, social networking, promotional and other forms of advertising. Full-Time With Full Benefites: Health, Dental, 401K, Vacation, Sick, Mileage Reimbursement. Interested applicants may send their resume to: The Garden City Telegram c/o Robin Phelan, Advertising Director P.O. Box 958 Garden City, KS 67846 No phone calls please.



Cimarron River Station - has an opening for a

Irsik & Doll is searching for an Office Manager for Gray County Feed Yard. Responsibilities include oversight of the office functions and staff including employee recruiting for the yard.  Several accounting related duties, administrative tasks and assures compliance on company policies.  The individual will assist with customer retention and development. The team member must be energetic, goal-oriented, desire to grow and take on more responsibility, while providing for improvements.  Competitive wages are offered with a full benefits package including, 401(k) with company match, profit sharing plan, 100% paid medical and dental insurance for employee, 100% paid short/long term disability insurance, life insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and career advancement opportunities.    To apply for this outstanding opportunity, please send resume to: Irsik & Doll, ATTN:  Beysi Carter, PO Box 847, Cimarron, KS  67835. Irsik & Doll is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Call the Classified Department to Advertise. 620-276-6862 ext. 501

Specialized Services



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(620) 640-7636

JLC Construction




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PROFESSIONAL House Painting and Handyman Service. (620) 276-9290.

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Position will operate, maintain, and repair low or high pressure boilers, turbine generators, combustion turbines, and other generation equipment. This position will also diagnose and repair electrical, instrument and control equipment. Minimum 2 years post HS education, either Vo-Tech, Technical School, or college with emphasis in the industrial electrical and/or electronic field AND 4 years experience in industrial instrumentation and controls experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Physically able to lift 50#, climb ladders, work at heights and in confined spaces. Qualified applicants must be able to pass a Trainability Test. Excellent wages and benefit package. Background check & drug test required. For complete job description and to apply, go to and click on “careers”. EOE M/F/D/V 215465 215394

EOE - Drug Free Workplace


Service Directory

Lawn Care

Operator - Electrical Instrument and Control Technician

NIFTY CLEANING Home or Business (620) 276-0643

Spend 100% of your time doing what you do BEST!

AMHC is currently looking to fill positions for Children’s Case Managers. We work directly with children and their families in their homes, schools and community. These children are experiencing an emotional disturbance and need help to learn new skills and remain safe in their environment. Come be a part of our professional team as we work cooperatively within the agency and with outside providers to meet the needs of our children. This very rewarding position lets you see positive change take place in a child’s life. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related human service field or equivalently qualified by work experience is required. Base pay starting at $12.98/hr., also additional compensation is given for experience. Candidates must pass KBI, SRS, motor vehicle screens, and have a valid driver’s license.

Crisis Services Providers

Evening and Night positions are available to work in a Crisis House with individuals experiencing a psychiatric crisis. The goal of crisis interventions is to reduce symptoms, stabilize and restore to previous level of functioning. Individuals applying for this position must be at least 25-yrs-old and have an AA/AS degree or two years of equivalent experience working in the human services field. Shift Differentials: $.50/hr for evenings and $1.00/hr for nights.

Psychosocial Rehab Providers

Individuals must possess an interest and investment in working with adults who experience a Severe and Persistent Mental Illness and their families. The ability to work as a member of a treatment team in providing a continuum of services to consumers and their families in required. Shift Differentials: $.50/ hr for evenings and $1.00/hr for nights. Must be at least 21 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Benefits Include:


Retirement: fully vested at time of employment Health/Dental Insurance - portion of premium paid by AMHC Life Insurance & Long-Term Disability premium paid by AMHC Holiday, Bereavement and Vacation/Sick days

Free Estimates Licensed & Insured Workers Compensation

271-0478 • (cell) 640-1605

Applications are available at 531 Campusview, Garden City, KS 67846 or Applications/Resumes can be sent to: or faxed to 620.272.0171 or mailed Attn: HR PO Box 1905, Garden City, KS 67846


OPEN HOUSE: FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST, 1:00 - 5:00 P.M. LOCATION - THE AUCTION CENTER BUILDING, 3280 W. JONES AVE., GARDEN CITY, KS (2 mi. West of 5 Points next to Traders Pawn Shop) See a complete list and pictures at AUTOS - MOTORHOME & TRAILER: ‘99 Transcraft Eagle Super-Beam spread axle 48’ X 96” Flatbed Semi Trailer, Alum/Wood Deck – ‘78 Georgia Boy Cruise Air 27’ Motorhome, 53k Act. mi., Generator, Sleeps 6, nice – ‘04 Chev Tahoe – ‘03 Chev Silverado 1500 – ‘03 Chev Trailblazer – ‘03 Dodge Grand Caravan – ‘03 Ford Taurus – (2) ‘02 Chev Trailblazers – ‘02 Chry PT Cruiser – ‘02 Chev Silverado 2500 – ‘01 Dodge Stratus – ‘01 Ford F150 - 01 Isuzu Rodeo – (2) ‘00 Chev Impalas – ‘00 Ford Mustang – ‘00 Ford Excursion – ‘99 Chev Tahoe – ‘99 Ford Expedition – ‘98 GMC Suburban – ‘97 Ford Mustang – ‘96 Chry Town & Country – ‘96 Toyota Rav4 – ‘95 Ford Aerostar – ‘95 Jeep Grand Cherokee – ‘94 Dodge B250 Ram Van – ‘93 Nissan Maxima – ‘86 Dodge Ram 150 – ‘78 Pontiac Firebird FURNITURE: lots coffee & end tables - Ranch oak 8 place gun cabinet - 4 pc Ranch Oak bdrm suite – nightstands Ranch oak vanity stool – Chests of drawers – 5 piece white bdrm suite – dressers - mirrors - Floral platform rocker – loveseats - chairs - sleeper sofas – recliners - futons - Quilting frame - shelving units/bookcases - Oak china cabinet - Computer desks - home desk - entertainment centers - (2) Baby beds - Youth bed (2) Twin beds - Full bed – Dining tables & chairs sets – 4 Oak barstools – (2) Patio umbrellas - Patio Gliders - NEW Marble Bathtub APPLIANCES: Frigidaire front load washer - Frigidaire elec dryer - Frigidaire gas range - White refrig/freezer - Maytag Gas dryer - Kenmore elec dryer - Whirlpool washer/dryer set - Sharp Window AC unit - GE dorm frig. - Frigidaire s/s refrig/freezer - NEW bathroom sink - Amana smooth top elec range – shopvac - light fixtures - ISE bottle water dispenser - fans - (2) Overhead Furnaces HOUSEHOLD: (3) air purifiers - Little Tyke toy box bench - Wire folding pet cage - Lg. Pet porter - plant stands - Live aquarium & equip - Planter pots - NEW wallpaper paste & tools – vacuums – Luggage - KnickKnack & decorative shelves - Holiday decorations – Glassware - children’s toys - Barbie toys – Batman - lots material, yarn, sewing notions & patterns AVON bottles – Plastic ware - Pots, pans, & utensils - Bake ware & Cookware – small kitch. Appliances - Dinosaur toys - Framed prints & pictures BOOKS: Doz’s lots of books -1800’s to Current, School readers, History, Law, Cars, Civil war, World War II, Self-help, Do-it Yourself, Firearm, Livestock, Novels, Poetry, Art, Ex. Paperback & Hardback, Encyclopedias COLLECTABLES – ANTIQUES: Maytag 2 Cyl Gas engine - Round Oak #16 potbelly stove - oak desk school chair - Collector’s dolls and figurines - Jewelry boxes - Lead glass - Costume jewelry - Boyd’s Bears teddy bears - Porcelain Figurines - Antique oak wall clock - mirrored vanity & matching Chest of drawers - Toys – Kero. lamps - Brass items - Cast-iron miterbox – collectable bottles & cans - ELECTORNICS – COMPUTERS: monitors, printers, keyboards, speakers - lots computer repairs & parts - (2) Fax machines - Fax paper - Kodak Duplicate Passport/ID Photo camera (5) Color TV’s - (18) Table lamps - VCR’s & DVD players - Stereo equipment - Microwaves & toaster ovens - NEW Wineguard TV antenna - LP Record Albums COMMERCIAL - OFFICE EQUIP.: Red Devil 5 gal paint shaker - card/sticker vending machine - salon hairdryer chair - hyd salon chair - Shampoo sink office chairs- (7) Sec 4’ X 6’ Double Sided Gondola & (6) Sec 4’ X 6’ Commercial Wall Shelving SHOP - TOOLS – MISC.: (3) Weed eaters - chain saw - leaf blower lawn mower - PVC guttering - (8) Commercial Dust Mops - Lots of garden tools - Gott water jug & cooler - new sandbags – lg lot 2X Lumber - (7) Wood Clamps EXERCISE EQUIP - SPORTING GOODS: CH shot shell re-loader - stepper exerciser - Backpack - (2) RV exit hatches NEW - Boat bumpers, life vests, oars, ski rope - Depth finders - Boat seats - (3) Portable camper toilets - Air Bubble - Lots of misc. Hardware - (2) 20 inch bikes - Lots of plastic gas cans - (5) Plastic boat gas cans - Bratz scooter – kids bikes - golf clubs Scandia Gravity Exerciser - - This will be a large auction with many more lots than usual of small household items & collectables - - 100’s of other items too numerous to list. See complete list and pictures at TERMS: CASH - Check w/ positive ID – 10% BUYERS PREMIUM. - - No warranties expressed or implied. Announcements day of sale take precedence. - - All merchandises must be removed within one week LUNCH SERVED.




Troy Hawker, Owner Operator


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Tuesday May 29, 2012 HAPPY BIRTHDAY The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You have a lot to get done, especially as new things keep dropping on your plate. You are able to gain new insight after the fact. Your high energy easily can switch to anger if you are frustrated. Dote on a child or loved one. Tonight: Catch up on errands. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH You seem to have one solution after another. You mean well, but someone could feel inferior to you. Downplay a great idea, and help build this person’s sense of security. Tonight: Playful, aren’t you? GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH You actually might decide to stay home, if possible. You have plenty to do, and there’s no end in sight. A loved one could be delighted by your presence at home. On the other hand, you know you can indulge this person later if you cannot hang at home now. Tonight: Not going far, CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHHH Sometimes, when you try to express your frustration or uneasy feelings, you could come off as hostile. Observe someone or many people in the same situation. Note the different styles. Do you want to revive yours? A nice note or gesture touches you deeply. Tonight: Catch up on emails and calls.



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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH Know when to pull back. You might be evaluating the pros and cons of making a major change. You do not need to make a decision right now. Your instincts guide you well with a loved one at a distance. Tonight: Make nice. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHHH A meeting or get-together with a group of friends could be a pivotal part of your day. Do not take someone’s abruptness or sarcasm personally. Deflect this person’s energy for now. Good feelings will flow later in the day. Tonight: What would make you happy? Go off and do just that. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Tension could be high because of an unusual demand or heavy responsibilities. You might feel like you are racing through the day. Value your time, and delegate responsibilities to others. A partner would be only too happy to pitch in. Tonight: A late night. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Something that lands on your desk could force you to do something you normally would put off. An associate or acquaintances might be developing some very strong feelings. Be aware and honest about your emotions. Tonight: Escape the day by indulging in some mind candy.

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Snapshots from state track

Photos by Laurie Sisk Special to The Telegram

Garden City’s Alex Miller tries to make her way through a pack of runners in the Class 6A girls 4x800 relay race. The Lady Buffs’ team of Miller, Neysa Harman, Katy Doll and Kayla Doll finished seventh with a time of 9:50.52.

Scott City’s Joey Meyer, far right, finished second in the Class 3A boys’ 800-meter run with a time of 1:59.00

In a photo-finish of the Class 2A girls 1,600-meter run on Saturday at Wichita, Lincoln’s Jenna Farris outleans Wichita County’s Paige Wells, left, to win by a margin of 5:16.88 to 5:16.94. It was the second straight year for Wells to finish second in the event.

Garden City’s Kayla Doll, right, competes in Saturday’s Class 6A girls 800-meter run. Doll finished fifth with a time of 2:21.41.

ABOVE: Garden City’s Jonathan DuVall moves swiftly over a hurdle Saturday during the Class 6A 300-meter hurdle race in Wichita. DuVall edged Hutchinson’s Jared Page with a time of 39.05 seconds to win his second hurdle gold medal of the meet. LEFT: Lindsay Wehkamp of Cimarron clears 5-04 during Saturday’s Class 3A girls high jump at the State Track and Field Championship in Wichita. Wehkamp finished second in the event.



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Beef Empire Days WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 - SUNDAY, JUNE 10

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ABOVE: Caidence Archuleta, 5, from Albuequerque, N.M. watches the action in the stands during the 2011 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo at the Finney County Fairgrounds.

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LEFT: LaDonna Brown, Jetmore, drives a 1959 John Deere tractor along the parade route during the 2011 Black Hills Energy Beef Empire Days parade.

A celebration of beef

44th annual Beef Empire Days promises something for everyone. By ANGIE HAFLICH


eef Empire Days is set to kick off on Wednesday, and the 44th annual event promises to be packed full of entertainment, education and excellent cuisine. “Make Mine Beef” is this year’s theme as area cattle ranchers, local feed yards and beef-related businesses come together to promote the beef industry. Two of the event’s main attractions every year are the Live and Carcass shows. “It is the grand thing of it all. That’s how Beef Empire Days started,” Beef Empire Days Executive Director Deann Gillen-Lehman said. The Merck Animal Health Live Show will kick off the 12-day celebration at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Finney County Fairgrounds. In this show, judges predict which of the live heifers and steers will produce the highest quality of beef. In the carcass, or post-slaughter show, judges determine the quality of beef, which also helps them determine if judges accurately predicted the quality of the live animals. The Carcass Show takes place at 2 p.m. Friday at the Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. complex. The Live and Carcass shows emphasize the economic impact of commercial cattle feeding and the beef industry to the area. Awards for the Live and Carcass shows will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Saturday during the Beef Empire Days awards dinner, which will take place at the Clarion Inn. Awards include the Earl C. Brookover Memorial Award, the Overall Grand Champion Carcass Award, the Grand Champion Heifer Carcass Award and Grand Champion cash awards. Beef Empire Days began in 1968 when John Dohogne developed the idea to celebrate the beef industry. Through the years, the goals that Dohogne and the original 13 feedyard operators who helped start the event had remain the same: to advance the production and quality of beef, and to provide communication, continued education and the promotion of beef. Since its beginning, Beef Empire Days has evolved into an entity in and of itself, involving hundreds of people and close to 100 local sponsors. “It’s a year process. We have the committees, and everybody does their job, and the board. So it’s not just one person, it is a group effort,” Gillen-Lehman said. While the goals have remained the same, the event itself has come to play host to a number of smaller events and competitions. Gillen-Lehman said that one of these attractions is the Black Hills Energy Beef Empire Days Parade, which will take place at 10:30 a.m. June 9. There are cash prizes and ribbons for parade participants: $75 for first place, $50 for second place, and a ribSee BED, Page C4

Passion: Pen riders love their work. Page C2

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Bo Casper, Fort Scott, works on staying on Prety Enough during a ride in the 2011 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo’s bareback riding competition.

DIET: Lean beef fuels competitive runner. Page C7

RODEO: PRCA event a highlight for BED. Page C10


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Wes Sage, left, and Derrick St. Peter keep track of cattle to sort May 23 at Grant County Feeders. The two are pen riders at the feed yard.

Pen riders bring passion for both cattle and horses By RACHAEL GRAY rgray@gctelegram

When he was 5 years old, Derrick St. Peter had a gray horse named Regis Aire. “He was basically like my jungle gym. He was my babysitter. Wherever I wanted to go, I rode him,� he said. Not much has changed since those early years. The Ulysses resident still spends more time on horses than off — working as a feedlot cowboy, or pen rider, for Grant County Feeders. On weekends, he travels to rodeos, where he team ropes. St. Peter and the other pen riders at Grant County Feeders have a common thread — their love for horses. That’s the best part of their job, they say. The worst is the weather — extreme temperatures and conditions in the winter and summer. The pen riders say they enjoy working around the animals — both cattle and horses. St. Peter said the best part of his job is the time

in the saddle, working to make good horses. It’s a career he’s made for himself, after graduating from Laramie (Wyo.) County Community College with a degree in equine training and management. He’s worked cattle and horses from Wyoming to Texas, being self-employed doing day work for different types of cattle operations. St. Peter said he has a lot of respect for the cattle he works, and it’s all part of making a working horse. “You can’t make a solid horse without a cow. They go hand in hand,� he said. St. Peter said he has respect for cattle, after spending 10 to 12 hours a day taking care of them. “If you don’t want to keep those animals alive and healthy, you’re in the wrong line of work,� he said. On a recent afternoon, St. Peter rode a 5-year-old gelding named Chili. He has four horses at the feedlot and uses two per day. Every few months, St. Peter

will rotate two or three into use at the yard. He uses the more experienced, or broke, horses in the morning to herd cows to be shipped. In the afternoon, he takes less experienced horses to check pens and move cattle. “That red horse (Chili) is greener than a gourd. In five months, he’ll be a completely different horse,� he said. St. Peter said Grant County Feeders is a good fit for him. He’s been a cowboy there for nine months. “The best thing about me coming to this yard is they never once ask you to step off your horse. You just ride, and that suits me just fine. That’s hard to find in a lot of other yards,� he said. Although St. Peter enjoys his line of work, he said it takes a special kind of person to be at work in the elements from 5:30 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m. He said it also takes someone who is pretty serious about the job.

Beef Empire Days 2012 industry events schedule

The prize will be paid on the performance of the cattle, which are being fed at Brookover Feedyard, Garden City.

Wednesday, May 30 • Merck Animal Health Live Show: 10 a.m., Live Show judge Dr. Bob Kropp will begin the final judging of the top steers and heifers at the Finney County Fairgrounds. The judge predicts which of the live heifers and steers will produce the highest quality of beef. • Public Pick 5: Open to men, women and youth. Each person will pick five head during the Live Show that they believe will be the top placers in the Beef Empire Days index during the Carcass Show. The total of the Beef Empire Days index of the five head will determine the winner. Cost is $20 per person to enter the day of the show. Winner of the men’s and women’s divisions win $500 each. The youth division winner will receive a duffel bag.

Friday, June 1 • The Carcass Show: 2 p.m. at Tyson Fresh Meats. In the carcass, or postslaughter show, judges determine the quality of beef, which also helps them determine if judges accurately predicted the quality of the animals during the Live Show. A barbecue will follow the Carcass Show, at 5 p.m., in the meeting room under the grandstand at the Finney County Fairgrounds. • Ranch Rodeo: 7 p.m. at the Finney County Fairgrounds. The Ranch Rodeo includes events in which traditional working cowboys gather to compete and demonstrate skills used every day in cattle ranching operations. Events are calf branding, team doctoring, double mugging, trailer loading and team penning. As many as 15 teams of four will be competing. Entry forms are available by contacting the Beef Empire Days office.

Thursday, May 31 • Cattle Working Contest: Noon at the Finney County Feedyard. The event is open to all area processing crews, and provides an opportunity for them to compete against each other while learning the newest trends and testing the latest equipment. All participants will receive lunch, have a short educational program, and then the contest will begin. Entry forms are available by contacting the Beef Empire Days office. • U.S. Premium Beef People’s Choice Auction: 6 p.m. dinner, followed by the auction at 7 p.m. at the Clarion Inn. The auction includes photographs of 66 heifers that will be auctioned off.

Saturday, June 2 • The Beef Empire Days Awards Banquet: 6 p.m. at the Clarion Inn Ballroom. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., immediately followed by the awards banquet. Guests will be served western Kansas beef and all the trimmings. Awards for the Live and Carcass shows will be presented at 5:30 p.m. during the awards dinner. Among the other awards that will be given out include the Earl C. Brookover Memorial Award, the Overall Grand Champion Carcass Award, the Grand Champion Heifer Carcass Award and Grand Champion cash awards.

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2012 Beef Empire Days Schedule of Events Beef Empire Cutting Horse Competition – June 30- July 1, 2012. Ottaway Amusements Carnival Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 27

Wednesday, June 6

Wednesday, May 30

Single Steer Roping

Merck Animal Health Live Show Roto-Mix Cattlemen’s Steak Cookout The Public Pick 5

10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Finney County Fairgrounds Finney County Fairgrounds Finney County Fairgrounds

11:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Finney County Feedyard Clarion Inn Clarion Inn Clarion Inn

Thursday, May 31 +Cattle Working Contest +Beef Empire Days Sponsors Reception +Cattle Fax Speaker – Kevin Good + U.S. Premium Beef Peoples Choice Auction

Friday, June 1 Dan Dan the Magic Man Children’s Story Hour Carcass Show +Ranch Rodeo

10:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 2

Finney County Public Library Tyson Fresh Meats Complex Finney County Fairgrounds Arena

+Hoof it to Health Road Run 7:30 a.m. Garden City Family YMCA Meals on Wheels – Poker Run 8:00 a.m. Senior Center +Horse Shoe Tournament 9:00 a.m. Finnup Park Horse Shoe Pits High Plains Public Radio Children’s Parade 10:00 a.m. Stevens Park +Coors Light/Garden City Recreation 12 – 7:00 p.m. Peebles Complex & Youth Benefit Softball Tournament Wiley Park +Beef Empire Days Awards 6:00 p.m Clarion Inn Banquet and Awards Presentations Christian Music Concert 7:00 p.m. Stevens Park (1st Christian Church, 306 N. 7th in case of inclement weather)

Sunday, June 3 +Coors Light/Garden City Recreation 10:00 a.m. Youth Benefit Softball Tournament Cowboy Church featuring 10:00 a.m. Partners of the Prairie +Feedlot & Sponsors Roping, 10:00 a.m. Riding & Barrel Racing Events

Peebles Complex & Wiley Park Community Congregational Church Finney County Fairgrounds Arena

PRCA Rodeo Slack & PWRA Breakaway 9:00 a.m.

Finney County Fairgrounds Grandstand Arena Following Slack Finney County Fairgrounds Grandstand Arena

Thursday, June 7 Queen Horsemanship (after slack) +PRCA Rodeo

10:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.

Finney County Fairgrounds Finney County Fairgrounds Grandstand Arena

10:00 a.m.

Finney County Public Library Finney County Fairgrounds 4-H Building Finney County Fairgrounds Grandstand Arena Finney County Fairgrounds Grandstand Arena

Friday, June 8 Children’s Story Hour featuring PRCA Rodeo Clowns & Cowboys +Miss Beef Empire Days Rodeo Queen Style Show & Brunch +PRCA Rodeo – Breast Cancer Awareness +Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo Queen Contestant Introductions & Coronation during performance

10:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, June 9 +Commerce Bank Chuckwagon Breakfast Black Hills Energy Beef Empire Days Parade “Riding for the Buffaloes� Poker Run +Chuckwagons in the Park +PRCA Rodeo

Sunday, June 10 Buffalo Dunes 4-Person Golf Tournament +High Plains Archery Club 3D Tournament +Beef Empire Cattle Crawl

6:30 – 9:30 a.m. Stevens Park 10:30 a.m.

Main Street

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High School Stevens Park Finney County Fairgrounds Grandstand Arena

8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Buffalo Dunes Golf Course 10.00 a.m. High Plains Archery Range 4:30 p.m. Clarion Inn Parking Lot

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Photos by Brad Nading/Telegram

Grady Hammer, 12, Wallace, looks over a set of steers from inside a pen as another pair of participants sit on one of the pen’s rails during the 2011 Beef Empire Days livestock judging event at the Finney County Fairgrounds. The event was open to 4-H youth members and adults. ABOVE: Lakota Stucky, 14, left, helps Catie Wharton, 12, with her entry form while the pair deiscuss cattle while competing in the 2011 Beef Empire Days grandstand judging contest at the Finney County Fairgrounds. The pair are from Syracuse. LEFT: Mitchell Gorman runs the chute as he and a youth team from Meade County Feeders compete in the 2011 Beef Empire Days Cattle Working Contest at Finney County Feedyard. The group was the only youth competitors. Mario Aguilar, right, applies a tag to a cow’s ear as Noel Escamilla prepares a sample for virus testing while competing in the 2011 Beef Empire Days Cattle Working Contest at Finney County Feedyard. The pair, along with Dusty Penick, were competing as a team from Reeve Cattle Co.

Randy Harp sorts through a group of cattle while judging the 2011 Beef Empire Days live show at the Finney County Fairgrounds. Harp is an associate professor of animal science at Tarleton State.

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Derrick St. Peter, front and Wes Sage, back, sort cattle May 23 at Grant County Feeders. The two are pen riders at the feed yard.

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Members of the Southwest CattleWomen work the assembly line to serve up the meal during the 2011 Beef Empire Days Roto-Mix Cattlemen’s Steak Cookout under the grandstands at the Finney County Fairgrounds. The free meal consisted of a steak, baked beans, a roll and iced tea.

BED: A celebration of beef bon for third, in all of the categories — adult, youth, 4-H, commercial, vehicle and animal. The judging takes place as the parade travels down Main Street. Those interested in participating in the parade must pre-register by completing an entry form and returning it to the Beef Empire Days office no later than June 6. Directly following the parade is Chuckwagons in the Park, in which participants can sample several variations of beef. “Well usually, we try and cook some of the less expensive pieces of meat to show people that they can be prepared and be just as good as the expensive ones,� Brian Price, manager of Brookover Feedyards, said. Price has been chairman of this event for the last six or seven years. “A lot of the feed yards send people to help me cook it and prepare it and set it

out. We have a lot of volunteers that come help serve the tables, do things like that,� Price said. “I have three chuckwagons come and they kind of cook it the old, authentic type way, and then we’ll have some other people that have regular barbecue grills and they’ll cook some of it, too.� The three chuckwagons are brought in by local residents Bob Baker, Dale and Rick Corbett, and Dan Krause. “Then we’ll have some other people within the cattle industry that will help cook it and prepare it,� Price said. He said that they usually serve 800 to 900 people. “We serve until the meat runs out,� Price said. Gillen-Lehman said that The Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo is separate from Beef Empire Days, but the rodeo has come to be a regularly-occurring fixture during the event. It will take place June 6 through 9 at the Finney County Fairgrounds. Along

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with stock contractor Korkow Rodeos, which provides stock to the top cowboys and cowgirls on the rodeo circuit, rodeo clown Gizmo McCracken will be on hand, providing comedy relief. Tickets to the rodeo are available at Crazy House, Baker Boot, Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo Office or can be purchased by phone at 276-1000 or toll-free at (866) 294-BEEF. There are a variety of other events taking place during Beef Empire Days, as well, including Cowboy Church featuring Partners of the Prairie, a horseshoe tournament, a four-man scramble golf tournament at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course, and softball and archery tournaments. On Friday, there also will be a children’s story hour, hosted by Dan Dan the Magic Man, at the Finney County Public Library. The Ranch Rodeo also is scheduled for Friday at the Finney County Fairgrounds Arena.

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“I think somebody who is a dedicated person and really wants to better themselves every day, I think would get along pretty good,� he said. St. Peter doesn’t see himself in any other line of work. “This is one way a guy can make a living on his horses every day. That’s the only way I know how to do it,� he said. But it’s not just men who ride the pens at Grant County Feeders Wendy Miller, Ulysses, has been riding pens for three and a half years. Last Wednesday, she rode a gelding named Smoke. Like St. Peter, Miller rides pens because she enjoys the horses. “It’s a way to do a job and still ride horses,� she said. Miller has had horses since she was a child, she said. Because of their workload, Miller said, special care has to be given to the horses. The pen riders must take special care of the horses’ feet and make sure they receive proper nutrition because of the hours the horses spent saddled and ridden. The horses’ backs and sides under the saddle pads must be cleaned

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Wes Sage, right, and Derrick St. Peter, left, work cattle May 23 at Grant County Feeders Feedyard. The two sorted cattle to be taken in and out of the feed yard hospital. so saddle sores don’t develop. “If they’re hurting, they’re not going to like their job,� she said. Both Miller and St. Peter are passionate about their jobs and about the animals they care for. St. Peter said he takes a lot of pride in his animals and his work.

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Beef Empire Days parade to ‘Make Mine Beef’ Beef Empire Days 2012 entertainment schedule


With the annual Beef Empire Days celebration about to begin, coming along with it will be its signature parade. The 2012 Black Hills Energy Beef Empire Days Parade will take place at 10:30 a.m. June 9, with this year’s theme of “Make Mine Beef.” The parade brings together individuals and groups to participate in a celebration of both Beef Empire Days and the community at large. The number of entrants in the parade averages between 80 and 100 each year, with last year’s parade reaching almost 100 entrants. There is no charge for entering the parade, but the deadline for entry is June 6. A $75 prize will be awarded for first place, and a $50 prize will be awarded for second place in the five parade categories of youth group or band, commercial, 4-H group, vehicle or animal. Judging for the entries will take place as the parade makes its estimated 45-minute route down Main Street, from the American Legion, 405 S. Main St., to its destination at Walnut Street. “I have been doing it for 20 years, and we get a variety every time,” Beef Empire Days Executive Director Deann GillenLehman said about the types of entries she usually sees in the parade. She said she has had a good turnout so far, but that

Friday, June 1 • Children’s Story Hour and performance by Dan Dan, the Magic Man: 10 a.m. at the Finney County Public Library. This event is free.

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Area residents line Main Street to watch the 2011 Black Hills Energy Beef Empire Days parade. most entries will be arriving in the final days before the June 6 deadline. Participants in the parade can assemble in the staging area at the Finney County Fairgrounds parking lot beginning at 8 a.m., with everyone in place by 9:45 a.m. While on the route, parade participants are reminded that no candy or favors can be thrown to attendees, though participants are free to have someone walk the sides of the route to hand out treats instead. The rule is also a Garden City city ordinance designed to keep children from running into the street if candy doesn’t make the distance to their hands on the sides of the route. Leading the parade on horseback will be Grand Marshall and Satanta resident Jim Miller. He was selected in part due to his decades of volunteering and participating in Beef Empire Days. Born in Lawrence,

Miller has been a resident of Satanta since he was 12. He farmed for 13 years before building Miller Feed Yard in 1969, going from 2,500 cattle to 17,500 when he sold the business last year. “We grew quite a little bit,” Miller said. “I built the thing myself with my own two hands. I dug the post holes, laid the pipe and learned how to weld.” Miller has been a part of Beef Empire Days since 1969. He has participated in events like the Live and Carcass shows annually,

Saturday, June 2 • High Plains Public Radio Children’s Parade: 10 a.m. at Stevens Park. This event, free to children 8 and younger, features special prizes for costumes celebrating Beef Empire Days, and all participants will receive a certificate and a prize. Registration begins at 9 a.m. • Christian Music Concert: 7 to 10 p.m. at Stevens Park. Praise bands from local churches will perform. In case of inclement weather, this free event will move to First Christian Church, 306 N. Seventh St. as well as serving on the Beef Empire Days Board of Directors many years ago. He said that since its beginnings, Beef Empire Days has grown to be a huge event. One of his favorite Beef Empire Days memories was one year when he and his business partner had the final two heifers

Sunday, June 3 • Cowboy Church featuring “Partners of the Prairie”: 10 a.m. service at the Community Congregational Church, 710 N. Third St. The special service provides an opportunity to experience the inspirational and sometimes humorous Partners of the Prairie. Friday, June 8 • Finney County Library Children’s Story Hour: 10 a.m. at the Finney County Public Library. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend an outdoor event, weather permitting, featuring rodeo cowboys and clowns and maybe even a horse or two. • Miss Beef Empire Days Rodeo Queen Style Show & Brunch: 10 a.m. at the Finney County Fairground 4-H Building, 209 Lake Ave.



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Darrell Hamlett, right, sings as Randy McVey plays guitar as they and other members of the Presbyterian Church’s praise group “88 Hours� perform in Stevens Park during a portion of the 2011 Beef Empire Days Christian Concert. Telegram photo

Ventriloquist Kevin Horner and his sidekick, Coconuts, entertain a large crowd in June 2011 at the Finney County Public Library as part of a special Beef Empire Days program.

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Kansas Beef Endurance Team promotes healthy lifestyles By SHAJIA AHMAD

Kelly Chanay admits she was never a long distance runner growing up. The Garden City resident, who played volleyball in college and ran track in high school, said the longest she ran in her early years was a couple of miles at most. Around the age of 30, Chanay started running with a friend who also happened to be a personal trainer. The Kansas native said her running partner pushed her both mentally and physically, ultimately triggering her own passion for the highlevel exercise. “Running is very therapeutic. It helps me, and it’s a great stress reliever,� Chanay, who runs half marathons a couple of times a year and logs about 15 miles each week in her off-training, said. “I run in the early mornings. It’s so calm and peaceful and so relaxing, and you can hash out things in your mind.� Today, the 39-year-old is a

member of the Kansas Beef Endurance Team, a group of athletes who hail from across the Sunflower State and promote healthy lifestyles by combining physical activity and a nutrient-rich diet full of lean meats, especially beef. Chanay runs in races across the state, clad in her Kansas Beef Council-sponsored sports jersey. “BEEF,� is written in large, capital red letters across the front. “One of the benefits of being part of an endurance team is that it kind of connects people. When I’m running in a race, there will be other team members or people in the crowd, who’ll say ‘Go beef !’� she said. “It’s nice because you instantly identify, and it also helps you feel like you’re part of a group. It’s very encouraging and (the team) offers a lot of support. It’s also a lot of fun because people don’t really expect to see a beef jersey in a half-marathon race.� Chanay, who has been a part of the team since its

Garden City resident Kelly Chanay, right, shown with her husband, Jeff, is a member of the Kansas Beef Endurance Team, comprised of athletes who live healthy lifestyles by combining physical activity and a nutrient-rich diet full of lean meats, especially lean beef. Chanay, a child nutrition consultant, runs between 25 to 35 miles per week when she is training for halfmarathons.

inception about two years ago, also happens to be a child nutrition consultant for the Kansas Department of Education. The licensed and registered dietician said beef has played an important nutritional role in her long distance running and training. As part of the Beef Endurance Team, it’s Chanay’s role to help actively spread the word about lean beef’s health benefits. “I’ve grown up eating beef, and — especially when you move out to southwest Kansas — you cannot not eat beef,� she said. “I really started to see the value and importance of beef when I started getting into distance running. A lot of misconceptions with a lot of runners is an emphasis on carbs. Carbs are important, but sometimes distance runners forget the benefits of lean protein. ... Once I started implementing the lean cuts of beef into my diet, I found that I felt better, I performed better, and not just while runCourtesy photo

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in the Live Show, meaning that one of them would take first place and the other would take second. Miller bet $25 he would win the Live Show and lost, but eventually broke even after making the same bet and winning the carcass compe-

tition. That award was one of several that Miller said he was won throughout the years with his cattle. Currently the owner of Miller Land and Cattle Co., Satanta, Miller said that he was thankful for the chance to be grand marshall in the parade. “I was honored they

asked me,� Miller said. “It’s quite an honor to be given the title of grand marshall.� The parade also will be bookended by food events at Stevens Park for hungry attendees looking to fill up. From 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., the Commerce Bank Chuckwagon Breakfast

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Gillen-Lehman encouraged the community to come out and see the parade, stating it was a nice way to spend a morning with the family. “It’s just fun for the whole family to come out and see the floats and every-

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ning, but throughout the day. I felt more satisfied, and I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hungry all the time.â&#x20AC;? Chanay, also a certified diabetes educator, said the protein in lean cuts help with muscle recovery, which is important for many endurance athletes. In addition, lean beef provides a host of essential nutrients, including zinc, iron, phosphorus, and Bcomplex vitamins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great source of iron for female runners, especially young female runners,â&#x20AC;? Chanay said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very important. ... Young women runners need to be aware of that and not be afraid of beef.â&#x20AC;? Adequate nutrition combined with a healthy lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chanay works out about six times a week in the very early mornings, running 25 to 35 miles a week when she is training for races periodically throughout the year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; has proven to be beneficial for the Garden Citian. Chanay also was diagnosed with high blood pressure at the age of 32. Running has helped her keep her blood pressure in check, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It helped me get off my medications, with running and CrossFit exercise,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The strength train-

ing is really important for all runners, as well. When you incorporate strength training into your workout, that lean protein source becomes even more important. Without it, you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to (weight lift).â&#x20AC;? As part of her exercise routine, she often goes on runs with her 12-year-old son, Mason, who is learning to love 5k races, Chanay said. The family also runs some 5k races together, with her husband, Jeff, tagging along, too. Despite the bad rap red meat has received in recent years by some health organizations, the expert on diet and nutrition said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a critical part of her diet thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made her life healthier, and can help others with their health issues, too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think what happens is when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re eating too much of any one particular food or nutrient, it squeezes out a lot of others. The really important thing is getting a well-balanced diet. You can go overboard with any type of food group or nutrient,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we really stress is moderation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; variety, balance and moderation. Runners shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be afraid of protein sources like lean beef. It certainly helps fuel and support an active lifestyle.â&#x20AC;?

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A group of volunteers slice up barbequed cuts of beef for area residents to sample in Stevens Park during the 2011 Beef Empire Days Chuckwagons in the Park event.

Beef Empire Days 2012 food events Wednesday, May 30 â&#x20AC;˘ Roto-Mix Cattlemenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steak Cookout: 11:30 a.m., Finney County Fairgrounds. The meal is provided by crews from Roto-Mix and served by the Southwest Kansas CattleWomen in the grandstand plaza area. The new Southwest CattleWomen cookbook will be available for purchase throughout Beef Empire Days, with proceeds from the sale assisting the organization in providing college scholarships and other educational and promotional endeavors. Thursday, May 31 â&#x20AC;˘ *Beef Empire Days Sponsors Reception: 5:30 p.m. at the Clarion Inn. Beef Empire Days sponsors and their guests are invited to the reception, which provides an opportunity to network with customers and clients. There will be drawings and giveaways. The featured speaker at the reception will be Kevin Good, senior analyst with CattleFax. His presentation is titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cattle/Beef Situation and Outlook,â&#x20AC;? and is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2 â&#x20AC;˘ *Beef Empire Days Awards Banquet: Social hour begins at 6 p.m. at the Clarion Inn Ballroom, immediately fol-

lowed by the awards banquet. Guests will be served western Kansas beef and all the trimmings. Saturday, June 9 â&#x20AC;˘ Commerce Bank Chuckwagon Breakfast: 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Stevens Park. The meal includes all you can eat pancakes and sausage for $2, and complimentary milk, courtesy of Plymell Dairy. â&#x20AC;˘ Chuckwagons in the Park: 11:30 a.m. at Stevens Park. Sample cuts of beef, with serving beginning after the parade at approximately 11:45 a.m. Sunday, June 10 â&#x20AC;˘ *Beef Empire Cattle Crawl: 4:30 p.m. at the Clarion Inn parking Lot. Board the bus at the Clarion Inn and enjoy fine cuisine from this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s featured restaurants: Samyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spirits and Steakhouse, Las Margaritas, Napoliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Restaurant and Bob Huberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Produce. Guests will be ferried to each restaurant. The stops include apptetizers, soup, salad, a main course and dessert.

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Area residents fill the south portion of Stevens Park waiting in lines to get samples of beef during the 2011 Beef Empire Days Chuckwagons in the Park.

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Alex Wolking, left, and Will Johnson hold down a calf as they remove a cowboy’s lasso from its legs while working the 2011 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo slack tie down event at the Finney County Fairgrounds rodeo arena. ing of the event and the contestants. He generally is regarded as one of the top announcers on the PRCA circuit. The Beef Empire Days Rodeo also welcomes back the Korkow Rodeo group, which provides the stock for the bull riding, bareback and saddle bronc events. T.S. Korkow has learned from his father, Jim, who still is active at the rodeos. Long recognized as a premier stock producer, the third generation Korkow family, which calls Pierre,

S.D., home, will bring approximately 30 bulls, 22 bareback and 30 saddle bronc horses. The BED Rodeo is the only appearance the Korkows make in Kansas. “We’re looking forward to pulling in there soon,” said T.J. Korkow, third generation family member who handles the day-to-day rodeo stock selection for the family. “The community there is so good, it’s like being home. They feed us, they appreciate what we do and they know it’s a lot of

hard work to put on a great rodeo.” Korkow said that the family looks forward to returning to Garden City

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far in his early rodeo rides. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just amazing to watch coming out of the chute,â&#x20AC;? T.J. said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been wild in the chute, and we had to get him out and trained last year at some smaller rodeos. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got two little stubs for horns, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s added about 400 pounds of weight, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one tough bull.â&#x20AC;? Like many of the cowboys who will be riding, T.J. sees his horses and bulls as athletes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really athletic buggers, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thrilled to be coming back,â&#x20AC;? he said. T.J. and his family are proud of the fact that several of the horses and bulls that will be here were chosen for last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. And many of them provided great rides for the cowboys who won or placed high each night. Inky was an NFR bareback horse. Royce Paul also won on her at the St. Paul, Minn., rodeo last year. Paint Chip was voted the top saddle bronc at the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Futurity in 2011 and also went to the NFR. Another saddle bronc, Fraid Not, was ridden by world champ Taos Muncy for 90 points at the prestigious Pendleton, Ore., Roundup last fall, and then was an NFR entrant where two riders placed atop her.

Muncy also rode another saddle bronc, Blew Apart, to a seventh-round victory at the NFR in December. On the bulls, T.J. said that people will enjoy watching Bad Habit, who has yet to be ridden in six rodeos, covering nearly 20 rides. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He threw Shane Proctor (world champion) if that tells you anything,â&#x20AC;? T.J. said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some kid stayed on him once for about seven seconds (eight seconds is required to earn points), but most of them are staying on about 2-3 seconds.â&#x20AC;? Black Velvet was another NFR bull for the Korkows, and he was ridden by J.W. Harris to an eighth-round victory. Black Velvet also was ridden to a 93-point victory in Lufkin, Texas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being a bucking kind of guy, I really like the bulls weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got,â&#x20AC;? T.J. said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Getting four rookies to the NFR was really something special, and they performed as good as youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d want.â&#x20AC;? One of Korkowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s veteran bulls, Mortachi, likely will be making his final appearance in Garden City this year. The bull was voted the Outstanding Bull in the Badlands Circuit in 2008, and has challenged hundreds of riders for the past five seasons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s maybe his last time to come,â&#x20AC;? T.J. said of one of his favorite bulls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t missed a step. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve rested him, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fresh as a daisy. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably gonna come down and show up

2012 Beef Empire Days Sporting Events Saturday, June 2 â&#x20AC;˘ Horseshoe tournament: qualifying starts at 9 a.m. and tournament begins at 10 a.m., at the horseshoe pits south of the Big Pool in Finnup Park. Men and women of all ages are welcome. There is a $10 entry fee, with all money returned in prizes. â&#x20AC;˘ Hoof it to Health Road Run: 7:30 a.m. at the Garden City Family YMCA. Events include 5K and 10K races, as well as a two-mile walk. Every participant receives a T-shirt and refreshments with their paid registration. The cost is $15 for YMCA Members and $30 for Program Participants with a deadline of May 29 for registration. People registering after the dead-

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Competitors watch as Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, lassos a calf on a run in the tie down event during the 2007 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo at the Finney County Fairgrounds. The rodeo has drawn several world champions in various events to compete in through the years. the young ones. Wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be surprised if the riders have a hard time staying on him. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty special.â&#x20AC;? With top-caliber cowboys â&#x20AC;&#x201D; world ranked in many cases â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and world class rodeo stock, it looms to be three great days of professional competition. It

is estimated that nearly $2 million worth of business comes to Garden City as a direct result of the rodeo. Advance tickets are available at Crazy House, Baker Boot, BED PRCA Rodeo Office or people may call 276-1000 or toll free at (866) 294-2333.

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line will have a $5 fee attached to their registration. For entry forms and additional information, contact the YMCA at 275-1199 or the Beef Empire Days office at 275-6807. â&#x20AC;˘ Coors Light/Garden City Recreation Softball Tournament: Games begin at noon at Deane Wiley Park and Charles Peebles Complex. Tournament is a USSSAsanctioned event. Each team is guaranteed three games. Entry information is available by contacting the Garden City Recreation Commission at 276-1200. Sunday, June 3 â&#x20AC;˘ Feedlot and Sponsorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Team Roping, Barrel Racing and Riding events: 10 a.m. at the Finney County Fairgrounds Arena; cowboys and cowgirls compete in team roping and barrel racing events that are open to any Beef

Empire Days sponsor and/or their employees. â&#x20AC;˘ Coors Light/Garden City Recreation Softball Tournament: Day two of the tournament at Deane Wiley Park and Charles Peebles Complex. Sunday, June 10 â&#x20AC;˘ Buffalo Dunes Beef Empire Days four-person golf scramble: Tee times available beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing through 2 p.m. at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course. Tee time reservations can be made by calling the golf shop at 276-1210. â&#x20AC;˘ The High Plains Archery Club 3D Tournament: 10 a.m. at the High Plains Archery Range located on East Mansfield Road. Prizes, a raffle and dinner are included with registration. For additional information, call Rick Carroll at 275-7329.

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Snapshots from the 2011 PRCA Beef Empire Days Rodeo

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ABOVE: Ryan Swayze, Freedom, Okla., kicks up the dirt as he turns a steer to the ground on a run in the 2011 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo slack steer wrestling in the Finney County Fairgrounds Arena. BELOW: Stewart Gulager, Garland, works on turning a steer to the ground on a run in the 2011 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo.

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Rochelle Miller, Scott City, turns her horse around the second barrel on a run in the 2011 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo slack barrel racing at the Finney County Fairgrounds Arena.

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Rusty Tooley applies the brand as Gene Jett, front, and Jeremy King assist for the Scott City Double C Cattle Co. team at the 2011 Beef Empire Days Ranch Rodeo at the Finney County Fairgrounds.

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