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Council deals with aftermath of storm

By Kyle Arnoldy A group of concerned citizens had their voices heard at the Tuesday, April 16 City Council meeting. Sharon Jones, Yesenia Bencomo and Olga Sullivan expressed their concern about the reaction time to the damage caused by the April 8 storm at the Holyoke Mobile Home and RV Park. After the storm, Jones told council members that she was shocked and amazed by the conditions of some of the homes. Damage included missing roofs, holes and debris being blown about in the wind. Some were still living without hot water. “As a school counselor, my job deals with the emotional side of kids, because if they aren’t feeling safe at home, if they are not fed, they’re not going to learn, period,” Jones said. “It’s my job to do all I can to make sure our kids feel safe, and when I went out to that trailer park and noticed the damage, I was sick to my stomach because I just had this feeling that there were kids who were not safe, that were not receiving proper care or the necessities of life.” Much emphasis was put on reaching out to these families to determine if they were safe. “I am not asking anybody to go build anybody a brand new home or give them thousands and thousands of dollars; I simply wish that we would have taken the time to truly talk to people that live out at the trailer park and ask them, ‘How is your home?’” Bencomo explained. Jones and Bencomo began making calls to families and organizations to see what could be done to help those in need following the storm. Red Cross, who had already begun assisting one family in Holyoke who did not live at Holyoke Mobile Home and RV Park, explained that they would return if the homes were deemed uninhabitable. It was noted by the ladies and members of the board that communication with families was difficult as many spoke

only Spanish, but the ladies pointed out it was not impossible as they had translators lined up to assist Red Cross. Red Cross contacted David Churchwell, council member and first assistant chief with the Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department, to address the living conditions of the three trailers. Churchwell did not feel being a council member authorized him to make such decisions, and as he is not the fire chief at HVFD, he decided

to contact Mayor Orville Tonsing. Mayor Tonsing and Police Chief Doug Bergstrom determined that the homes were adequate for living. Because the homes were not classified as uninhabitable, Red Cross never came back. Some confusion may have prevented Red Cross from offering help. Tonsing and Bergstrom were under the impression that the homes that were the worst off were abandoned,

but it turns out a family did in fact occupy one of the trailers. Questions were raised on who has the authority to deem a property as uninhabitable. City Superintendent Mark Brown stated that no one on the board is specifically licensed to inspect homes. The HVFD only has the authority to inspect a home if they feel there is an imminent fire hazard. Brown also questioned why Social Services could not deter-

mine if the homes were habitable, as they had with the family Red Cross was able to help, but no answer was offered. Bencomo stated that she wished those who were involved with the decision would have taken the time to talk to the families. “We need to be aware that we do have citizens in this town that may be afraid to share their voice, might not know how to share their voice or simply just don’t know,”

Around Town Health Fair is Saturday

Melissa Memorial Hospital Health Fair was rescheduled to Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m.-noon at Phillips County Event Center. Participants should bring their results if they had labs drawn. For questions, contact Sharon Greenman at 970-854-2241 ext. 225.

Emerald Award section in this week’s paper

Bowling lanes to be replaced by parking spaces    Construction crews spent much of the morning Monday, April 22 tearing down what used to be a bowling alley located in the 200 block of South Campbell Avenue. The site will soon be transformed into a new parking facility that

will house vehicles for the sheriff’s office and maintenance equipment for Phillips County. A portion of the property will also be leveled and used for overflow parking needed on court days.   —Enterprise photo

Phillips County looks to improve emergency response communication By Kyle Arnoldy More than a dozen citizens representing various agencies in Phillips County met Thursday, April 18 to address gaps in communication channels and possible additions to protocols regarding emergency response procedures.

In most instances, it takes a tragedy to expose the importance of an up-to-date emergency plan. Luckily for Holyoke, the April 8 spring storm that damaged many structures and destroyed several trees—but caused no deaths or injuries—was the wake-up

call that began the process of evaluating what information is necessary in an emergency. The key point taken away from the meeting was that Phillips County is in need of a resource directory that localizes all services and programs that are necessary when deal-

Day of Prayer is next Thurs.   Thursday, May 2, thousands of events will take place around the nation as people “Pray for America”—the theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer.   Local community members will have the opportunity to gather next Thursday at the Peerless Theatre at 7 p.m.   “We sincerely would like to invite all to participate this year to call on our Lord to forgive us and heal our beloved land,” said Paula Strode, one of the event organizers. “It’s time we unite in prayer as a community, especially in light of all the things happening around us.”   “Pray for America” emphasizes the belief that individuals—corporately and individually— need to place their faith in the unfailing character of their creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities and men. Matthew 12:21 is this year’s Scripture: “In His name the nations will put their hope.”

Bencomo said. “Part of what I am here for is to urge our city council to please keep those people in mind.” During the hectic evening of the storm, city crews and law enforcement were out attending a handful of situations. Brown stated that he was unaware of the damage at the mobile home and RV park until the next day and that the park manager had never made a call to inform them of problems. (Cont. on Page 3)

  According to the National Day of Prayer task force website,, 2013 marks the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer. “We have an unprecedented opportunity to see the Lord’s healing and renewing power made manifest as we call on citizens to humbly come before His throne,” said the website.   In the words of Mary Washington, President George Washington’s mother, it’s time to “remember that God is our only sure trust.”   Even though it’s only the 62nd anniversary of the observance, prayer has been documented throughout America’s history. Strode highlighted that America’s leaders had a tradition of faith, especially during crises—from Washington’s orders for troops to attend divine services, to Abraham Lincoln’s annual day of Thanksgiving, to Harry S. Truman’s annual Day of Prayer.

  Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776, “Appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions ...”   John Adams called for a day of fasting during threatened war with France, March 3, 1798. He wrote: “Citizens ... abstaining from their customary worldly occupations ... Acknowledge before God the manifold sins ... beseeching Him ... through the Redeemer of the World, freely to remit all our offenses and to incline us by His Holy Spirit to that sincere repentance.”   “At this crucial time for our nation, we can do nothing more important than pray,” said the task force. “Thank you in advance for making this spiritual discipline a personal priority and for standing with us as we encourage others to incorporate prayer in their lives.”

ing with emergency situations. Families that faced unfit living conditions, lack of food and limited funds from the havoc wreaked by the storm were unaware of where to turn for help. When they did reach out, responses were full of uncertainties, making it difficult to figure out what services were readily available in times of need. Carol Brom, a volunteer from Red Cross responsible for Phillips, Logan and Sedgswick counties, explained the process involved in getting in contact with Red Cross and what services they offer. “What we do is provide emergency response to disaster settings,” Brom said. “It can be a single family emergency; it can be a community emergency. It ranges from fires to wind storms to earthquakes and a variety of things.” Brom stated that the first step in acquiring Red Cross assistance is simply getting in touch with them at 1-800-824-6615. The call can be lengthy, and patience is stressed. An on-call worker is then contacted by Red Cross, and if it is necessary, a disaster action team of volunteers will respond to the scene of the emergency within a couple of hours. The first priority for Red Cross upon arriving at the scene is determining if those afflicted have a place to sleep,

have food to eat and have clothes to wear. These issues are addressed immediately. Brom emphasized the importance of potential clients not waiting until they reach dire straits before reaching out to Red Cross. “Don’t try to use up all of your resources before you call Red Cross,” Brom said. “Call Red Cross first and let us assist with what we can assist with in an emergency situation and let your resources carry you on a little bit further.” Once taken care of in the short-term, Red Cross turns their attention to long-term problems. Health and mental services are offered to help deal with the aftermath of emergencies. The Red Cross looks within the community for services necessary for those dealing with great loss from emergency situations. Food and clothing banks are utilized, and clients in need may be given a credit card for specific amenities, such as clothing and food. Food services can also be supplied by Phillips County Department of Social Services, as well as through food banks found at the Lutheran and Methodist churches in Holyoke. Three nights in a hotel can also be paid for by Red Cross if it is deemed necessary. For these services to be set (Cont. on Page 3)

Don’t miss the special section inserted in this week’s newspaper highlighting the three Emerald Award recipients—Mary Austin, Ashley Clayton and Susan Ortner. Feature stories, photos and messages from sponsoring partners are all included in the section.   A recognition program for the three award winners is set for this Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at the Peerless Theatre.

Graduation section features Class of 2013

Holyoke High School Class of 2013 is featured in this week’s special graduation section inserted in the newspaper. Bios, senior photos and more highlight this year’s graduating seniors.

HVFD responds to 2 scenes

At approximately 12:10 a.m. Friday, April 19, a fire alarm was set off at Regent Park, located at 816 S. Interocean Ave. Upon arrival, Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department determined that a sprinkler head had frozen, causing it to break, resulting in the alarm. An automobile accident was reported at the intersection of Highway 385 and County Road 16 Saturday, April 20 at 8:40 p.m. Upon arrival, no vehicle could be located.

Weather at a glance April 16-22 High Low Precip. April 16 35 26 Trace April 17 29 21 .12 April 18 30 21 Trace April 19 54 27 --April 20 59 28 .04 April 21 64 39 .13 April 22 45 23 .12 Log on to www.weatherbug. com for up-to-date weather information.


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Sheriff ’s report Phillips County Sheriff Rob Ur­bach recently reported the following activities for his office: April 16—took custody of Joe Harris, 39, of Holyoke. He was arrested by Holyoke P.D. on the charges of seconddegree assault, obstruction of telephone services, false imprisonment and domestic violence. April 16—transported a prisoner from Phillips County Jail to Yuma County Jail. April 16—transported six prisoners from Yuma County Jail to Phillips County District Court. April 16—transported a prisoner from Logan County Jail to Phillips County District Court. April 16—took custody of Marvin Bruns, 38, of Haxtun. He was sentenced to two years in Community Corrections on the charges of third-degree assault, menacing and domestic violence. April 16—transported eight prisoners from Phillips County District Court to Logan County Jail. April 17—assisted Haxtun P.D. with an arrest of a male party wanted on an active warrant out of Wyoming in the 700 block of S. Burlington Ave. April 17—took custody of

Tammy Schaffert, 21, of Holyoke. She was arrested by Holyoke P.D. on an active warrant out of Nebraska for fraud by check. April 17—transported a prisoner from Phillips County Jail to Logan County Jail. April 18—took custody of James Ward, 22, of Haxtun. Ward was arrested by Haxtun P.D. on an active warrant out of Wyoming for second-degree assault and domestic violence. April 18—transported a prisoner from Phillips County Jail to Logan County Jail. April 18—took custody of Adalberto Rubier, 23, of Holyoke. He was arrested by Holyoke P.D. on the charges of second-degree kidnapping, first-degree trespass, violation of a restraining order, obstruction of telephone services and domestic violence. April 18—transported a prisoner from Phillips County Jail to Logan County Jail. April 19—took a report of a theft on County Road 3 and County Road 36. April 19—assisted Holyoke P.D. with a suspicious 911 call in the 900 block of E. Emerson St. April 21—responded to a call of two horses running loose on County Road 49 and County Road 36.

Birth Jenna Lauren Hoffner Jenna Lauren Hoffner was born April 8, 2013 at 1:25 a.m. in Wray. She weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 22.5 inches. Proud parents are Michael and Ashley (Dirks) Hoffner of Holyoke. Grandparents are Marlene

Dirks and the late Derek Dirks, Tom and Debbie Bennett and Tom Hoffner. Great-grandparents are Peggy Hershfeldt and the late Paul Hershfeldt, LD Dirks and the late Phyllis Dirks, the late Dale and Patricia Hofmeister and Donald and Mildred Hoffner.

Police Dept. news The Holyoke Police Department performed the following activities in the past week: April 15—attended an administrative meeting with Northeast Colorado Health Department in the 200 block of S. Interocean Ave. April 15—investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 100 block of E. Emerson St. April 15—investigated a theft in the 400 block of S. Sherman Ave. April 15—investigated a domestic violence in the 1300 block of E. Johnson St. April 16—investigated a sexual assault in the 200 block of S. Interocean Ave. April 16—assisted the ambulance in the 100 block of S. Phelan Ave. April 17—investigated an animal complaint in the 500 block of S. Baxter Ave.

April 17—performed a warrant arrest in the 300 block of S. Reynolds Ave. April 17—placed a protective custody hold in the 300 block of S. Phelan Ave. April 19—performed a funeral escort in the 300 block of S. Interocean Ave. April 19—investigated a suspicious person report in the 300 block of W. Emerson St. April 20—took an information report in the 400 block of E. Denver St. April 20—investigated a theft in the 100 block of E. Furry St. April 20—investigated a loud music complaint in the 300 block of S. Baxter Ave. In addition, HPD reported four traffic stops, two VIN inspections, two bar checks, two 911 misdials and four school zone patrols.

Court news District Court Cody Hugh Carpenter pleaded guilty to and was found guilty of aggravated motor vehicle theft of a vehicle valued at $20,000 or less and driving under the influence. A third charge of driving under restraint was dismissed by the District Attorney. Carpenter was sentenced to three years in the Department of Corrections, with 178 days credit for time served. He also received 12 months jail time and 48 hours community service and must

pay $3,312.60 in court fines and costs. Marvin Henry Bruns pleaded guilty to and was found guilty of felony menacing–real/simulated deadly weapon. Two other charges of third-degree assault–knowingly/recklessly causing injury and protection order violation were dismissed by the District Attorney. He received a two-year direct sentence to Community Corrections, with 65 days credit for time served. Bruns must pay $463.50 in court fines and costs.

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A memorial service for Velma A. Biddle will be held Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m. at First Christian Church in Holyoke. Velma was born Aug. 8, 1909

and died Jan. 3, 2013. Memorial contributions may be made to the Velma Biddle Memorial Scholarship, c/o Summer Maloney, 545 E. Hale St., Holyoke, CO 80734.

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Open House celebration at Haxtun Methodist Church Saturday, May 4th from 2 to 5 p.m. Please join us for this celebration. Stop by and wish those girls a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Storm protocol still a bit unclear. . . (Cont. from Page 1) into action, Red Cross must first receive word from a credited source, such as someone at the communications center or a member of the Holyoke Police Department, to verify that the living condition of a home is not fit to stay the night in. Red Cross offers cursory training for damage assessment for these situations. Designated shelters are crucial in emergency situations, but during the storm, many were unaware of where to take shelter. John Ayoub, administrator at Melissa Memorial Hospital, commented that during the storm he had a few groups show up at MMH looking to take cover. He noted he had no problem letting them in, but during tornadoes, employees and guests are moved to the innermost hall where there is no view of the door, and those looking to get in face being locked out. In time of emergency, residents can seek shelter at the Phillips County Event Center or at Holyoke High School. Secondary shelters include First Baptist Church, Phillips County Courthouse, First United Methodist Church and Zion Lutheran Church. Shelter is also available at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Amherst and at the Paoli elevators. While these shelters can of-

fer protection, the protocols for opening them in emergencies, such as during tornado warnings, is still unclear. “We need to clarify procedures with people who have agreed to provide that type of shelter,” Phillips County emergency manager Randy Schafer said. The idea of sending someone to open shelters when a tornado warning is issued was thrown around, but communication channels must first be established to ensure the process is successful. After considering the best plan of action to proceed with to better prepare the city of Holyoke for future emergencies, it was determined by those in attendance that a manual containing all important information, such as services offered, contact information and possible translators, should be constructed. Sharon Jones, Holyoke Elementary School counselor, volunteered to take on the responsibility of gathering all of those pieces of information over the summer to draft the first Phillips County Resource Manual. She noted that communication is the key. The manual should ensure officials, citizens and other agencies in the county are on the same page when approaching emergency situations.

City busy cleaning up. . . (Cont. from Page 1) Sullivan expressed her feelings that the storm is an opportunity for Holyoke to establish protocol for emergency situations so that help is available immediately as opposed to a week or two later. City officials report City workers have had their hands full with picking up after the storm, Brown said. Along with several uprooted trees and damaged buildings, the airport had two totaled planes and a good deal of debris came to rest in the sewer lagoon. Brown also made mention of four power outages. A squirrel on a power line was responsible for the loss of power in the 400 block of West Emerson Wednesday, April 3. The following day, a dove caused an outage on the same block. Saturday, April 6 was the planned power outage, which Brown said went well. Monday, April 8 was the final outage as Holyoke endured a vicious spring storm. Bergstrom reported that from March 28-April 11, the department received 60 calls for service, made one arrest, wrote three reports and gave out 13 warnings. Other business In other business April 16, the council: —agreed to hire Lori McWilliams, Meg Strauss, Brittney Prottsman, Jentry Andersen

and Ana Conklin as new lifeguards at the pool. ­—agreed to donate $1,500 to the Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department for training and education. —approved travel request for Brown to attend Action Now Seminar in Sterling. —approved request from Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation to use the pool free of charge for Competition Day, Saturday, July 13. —agreed to hire Theresa Tharp as the summer recreation director. —agreed to donate $100 to the Holyoke Post Prom Party. —reappointed Brown as city superintendent, Kathy Olofson as city clerk/treasurer, Bergstrom as police chief, Al Wall as city attorney and David Colver as municipal judge. —agreed to remove old poles and leave the concrete at an airport hangar that has been vacated since the April 8 storm. —approved a purchase request from Chief Bergstrom for a Lexmark X738 DTE multifunction printer for a total of $3,259. —approved a liquor license renewal application from KarDale’s. —granted Holyoke Hotel, LLC a conditional liquor license, pending background checks. —entered into executive session for 25 minutes to discuss purchase, acquisition, lease, transfer or sale of real, personal or other property interest.

Royalty excited for much-anticipated HHS Prom this Saturday night    “Forever for Tonight” is the theme for this year’s HHS Junior/Senior Prom, set for this Saturday night at the high school. Parents, family and friends are all invited to see students and their dates cross the stage in the Grand March at 7 p.m. at HHS auditorium.

ECSDD to host forum April 25 Eastern Colorado Services for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc. will host a public forum Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. at Sedgwick County Day Services located at 113 Elm Street in Julesburg. The public forum will precede a regularly scheduled meeting of ECSDD Board of Directors. The public is encouraged to attend and provide input on the agency’s planning process regarding provision, delivery and upgrading of current services. This will be the only public forum Eastern Colorado Services will host this year. Interested persons who are unable to attend may provide input by contacting the executive director prior to the meeting at 522-7121 or by writing ECSDD at P.O. Box 1682, Sterling, Co., 80751. They can also be reached by email at ECSDD is an agency that provides service and support to adults and infants/toddlers with developmental disabilities/delays.

Questions raised about use of tornado sirens By Kyle Arnoldy Sirens are a very prominent component of life in Holyoke. They sound a minimum of three times on any given weekday and more in emergencies. But during the recent storm that overtook the town, many wondered why no siren was sounded to warn citizens of the tornado threat. To understand why sirens weren’t whistled the evening of Monday, April 8, it is important to understand the protocol involved. The communications center is responsible for sounding the tornado siren, which blows for three consecutive minutes. Once the center receives a report of a tornado in the area, whether from the National Weather Service through Sterling or from a citizen, a trained tornado spotter is then sent out to determine the validity of the claim. Once verified by a spotter, the alarm is sounded when the tornado is within 10 miles of Holyoke. Upwards of 50 people in

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Phillips County, including first responders, have taken the training class put on by the National Weather Service to become certified spotters. The communications center was actually in touch with the National Weather Service the night of the Holyoke storm, but their radar did not indicate the presence of a tornado. Holyoke had been placed under a tornado warning, but spotters were unable to locate a tornado in the area, so the tornado sirens were never put to use. Kenny Gaskill, communications center director, noted the difficulty in spotting a tornado at night because the only source of light is the lightning that generally accompanies the twister. Members of Holyoke City Council also addressed issues with the tornado siren at the April 16 meeting, discussing the catch-22 scenario that sounding the tornado siren presents. If sounded every time a warning is issued instead of

when a tornado is within 10 miles, citizens may begin to ignore the sirens as they become more common. During the April 8 storm, Holyoke was put under a tornado warning on two separate occasions during the night. Unnecessarily sounding the alarm can present a new series of issues in the community. Those at the hospital and at Regent Park are moved to hallways when the alarm is sounded. If multiple tornadoes are in the area, it may be several hours before an all-clear siren is sounded, even if the tornadoes never come within 10 miles of town. City Superintendent Mark Brown notified members that even if a tornado was spotted and it was determined that a siren was necessary April 8, a main line fuse had gone down in the storm. Two of the five sirens, located on the golf course and at the intersection at Gordon Street and Evans Avenue, would not have worked.

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   Juniors selected as Prom royalty candidates are pictured from left, front row, Zuri Lopez, Brittney Prottsman and Meg Strauss; and back row, Ryan Parker, Saul Ramos and Trevor Dalton. Prom king and queen will be crowned during Grand March Saturday night.   —Enterprise photo

Holyoke Assembly of God 1220 S. Baxter Max Hines, Pastor (O) 854-2817 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Venango, Neb. Kurt Hatteberg, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Sunday Adult Bible Study 10 a.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Amherst Kurt Hatteberg, Pastor (O) 854-4310 Sunday Worship Service 8:30 a.m. Wednesday Midweek Classes 4:30 p.m.

Zion Lutheran Church 240 S. High School Gary Rahe, Pastor (O) 854-2615 (H) 854-2614 Sunday School 8:30 a.m. Church Service 10 a.m.

Holyoke Church of Christ 105 W. Scheunemann Bill Bryan 854-2870 Worship 9 a.m. Sunday Bible Class 10 a.m. Monday Bible Class 7 p.m. (Alternating 4th Wednesdays in Imperial)

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Drumroll Please—By Jes-c Brandt A dream come true   As I write, I am sitting in my bedroom in a camp chair, with my computer on my lap. There are all sorts of various thoughts and emotions ricocheting within me. Does using a camp chair as furniture indicate that I am some sort of pathetic bachelor? Should I postpone writing this column to contemplate growing up and investing in real furnishings?   Since it seems I’ve delayed writing long enough already, growing up will have to wait, as I continue to muddle through the thoughts my current surroundings elicit.   The chair I’m sitting in was a gift from my family. It is covered in pictures of Elvis Presley. Believe it or not, I have encountered individuals who find it strange to sit in such a chair. For me, it only seems natural. After all, I sleep beneath an Elvis quilt every night.   There it is; the secret’s out. I am a huge Elvis fan, and with that on the table, I can finally tell you about a recent experience that was truly a dream come true.   While the children I work with were all home for spring break, I did a little cross country road trip. I flew out to New York to reunite with a couple college friends, then drove for three days to get back to Texas when school resumed.   Conveniently, Memphis,

Tenn., lies directly in the path I was taking. After two long days, I was starting to get restless. That’s a long time to spend sitting in the car, and there’s only so much road games and music can do to keep things lively.   Even so, the western edge of Tennessee was a beacon of hope. Driving through the city, I knew I was getting close to the King’s home, when I spotted Elvis Presley Boulevard. Turning down Lonely Street, I saw the iconic Heartbreak Hotel, and it took me a moment to catch my breath.   Parking the car, Elvis’ voice was suddenly gone from the speakers, and I sat in silence for a moment, just taking it all in. Hardly capable of containing my excitement, I went and checked into the Heartbreak Hotel, where the desk clerks were, in fact, dressed in black.   As excited as I was to be in the hotel, I was quickly back on the road, making my way downtown. Beale Street at night was extraordinary, and everywhere I turned there was great live music. But that’s not what I was there for.   About a mile away from the lights and the sounds of Beale Street is a small, quiet building. During the day there are tours of Sun Studio, where Elvis recorded his first record. By the time I got there, the tours had concluded and the studio was closed up, but it was incredible nonetheless.   I saw the neon sign from across the street. The building

was humble, on a street that didn’t have any pizzazz, but as I made my way toward the front window, I was shaking. Grandeur wasn’t necessary, because 60 years ago that is where the magic happened, plain and simple.   The following day was a stark contrast to my nighttime visit to the recording studio. The sun shone brightly as I waited in line to tour Elvis’ home, Graceland. The mansion and estate were every bit the grandiose home that I had imagined.   As I explored the mansion that Elvis called home, I was guided by an audio tour. At times, recordings of Lisa Marie describing memories of her father came over the headset. With much passion, she described the charitable side that made Elvis so much more than just a musician.   At other points in the tour, audio and video recordings of the King himself were included. Standing in the office out behind his house, I watched a video of an interview Elvis had in that very room. It was almost like he was really there.   From the time I was a budding Elvis fan, I’ve always had a twinge of sadness that I never had the chance to see him live. However, he left such an impact that I can always count on family, friends and even strangers who did have the opportunity to see him perform to share their experience, because it was always unforgettable.

Will paper money become obsolete?   Is paper currency a dying breed? What about checks and savings bonds? Many of the currency that has survived throughout centuries may eventually go the way of the dinosaur.   There’s no denying how daily life has been transformed by technology. With the proliferation of email, online shopping, text messaging, social networking and the myriad of other digital avenues that fill up a person’s day, the con-

Extension Corner—By Kindra Plumb International 4-H Youth Exchange Have you ever wanted to experience a different culture? Or maybe make lifelong friends from other countries? The International 4-H Youth Exchange, or IFYE, provides opportunities for Colorado 4-H members to travel abroad, and the program also brings inbound IFYE participants to Colorado from other countries. The Colorado 4-H Foundation was established in 1952 to support two programs— the IFYE program and Citizenship Washington Focus. Colorado began participating in the IFYE program in 1951, although the program was developed in 1948 as a post-war peace effort involving 4-H farm youth from around the world. Currently IFYE participants come from countries on every continent, except Antarctica. Colorado has the largest continuous state IFYE program in the United States. Colorado is currently gearing up for the 2013 IFYE program. There are 11 IFYE participants set to arrive in Colorado starting in June. The following are short biographies of the incoming IFYE participants and the areas

they are interested in. Katharina, 19, from Austria, speaks German, English, French and Spanish. Her hobbies are jogging, cycling, hiking, skiing, singing, playing violin and piano and spending time with friends. She is a member of Landjugen (4-H). She is a student and lives on a grassland/dairy farm and is interested in dairy farming, cattle breeding, viniculture, promiculture and families with children. Anna Theresa, 19, from Austria, speaks German, English, French and Spanish. Her hobbies are skiing, hiking, cycling, swimming and spending time with friends. She is a member of Landjugen (4-H). She is a student and lives on a small grassland farm for horses and is interested in dairy farming, cattle breeding, viniculture, promiculture and families with children. Felix, 19, from Germany, speaks Ger man, English, Dutch and Latin. His hobbies are soccer, reading, trumpet, music and spending time with friends. He is a student who grew up on a 250-acre farm with 25,000 turkeys. He would like to learn about American agriculture, ranch life, American history and politics. Michaela, 16, is from Greece and speaks Greek and English. Her hobbies are ballet, guitar,

traveling, volunteering, scouting and participating in nongovernmental organizations. She is a student at the American Farm School in Greece and is involved in poultry, planting and taking care of cows. She volunteers to help youth with Down syndrome. Jennie, 24, from Finland, speaks Finnish, English and Swedish. Her hobbies are horses, dogs and sports. She is a member of 4-H and is interested in farming, especially dairy and beef cattle, as well as riding horses. She is currently a student, graduating in the spring of 2013. She has plans to teach physical education and health education. Andrew, 24, is from Northern Ireland and speaks English. His hobbies are bowling and rugby. He is a member of the Young Farmers Club and is interested in learning about rodeo, beef ranching, dairy farming and American sports. Tone, 24, is from Norway and speaks Norwegian and English. Her hobbies are knitting, sewing, reading and snowboarding. She is a member of 4-H and is interested in farming biodiversity, animal welfare and surrounding environment. She is a biomedical laboratory scientist. Gillian, 22, is from Scotland and speaks English. Her hobbies are scouting, badminton

Five Years Ago April 24, 2008 Major changes proposed for Holyoke School District for the 2008-09 school year are to move the sixth grade to the junior high and to create an alternative school to attract high school students who have dropped out or chosen online home-school options. Holyoke Drug Company, along with most of their inventory and assets, will be purchased by Pamida Stores Operating Co., LLC from Erick Rumold and Benita Rumold in mid-May. On Friday, April 18, the HHS Student Leadership class joined forces with Pine Ridge Gardens, Inc. of Merino to begin creating an aquatic ecosystem on the north side of the school. Ten Years Ago April 24, 2003 As a result of a 5-2 vote of the Re-1J board on April 15, junior high athletics will be held during seventh period, and those not involved in athletics will take a P.E. class at the same time. April 15-16, about 66 members of the community attended the first in a series of

three workshops presented by Richard Fagerlin, owner of Peak Solutions, a young business that provides workshops aimed at helping improve employee attitude, morale and productivity. Twenty-Five Years Ago April 28, 1988 The Holyoke Church of the Nazarene is planning a weekend Grand Opening celebration April 29-May 1 for the new church located at 635 W. Furry. Local cooks who submitted recipes to the Holyoke Centennial cookbooks will be bringing those dishes to the official tasting supper Saturday, April 30. Between 700-800 attended the 100th birthday party for the city of Holyoke at the Holyoke High School gym Sunday, April 24 to kick off the 100-day celebration planned in town. Forty Years Ago April 26, 1973 Field preparation and spring planting continued to be hampered by more moisture during the past week. New moisture moved into the area Tuesday and turned to snow on Wednesday. Myrle Foster is celebrat-

ing 50 years of cutting hair in Holyoke. He arrived in Holyoke April 28, 1923, from Lynch, Neb., and by 4 p.m. that day was cutting hair in the barber shop owned then by Theo C. Steinigeweg. The shop changed ownership several times before Mr. Foster took over the ownership in April 1937 and has been in the same location since. Fifty Years Ago April 25, 1963 Highlighting Diamond Jubilee news this week is the announcement that the Jubilee headquarters will be opened April 29 in the community room at the new Sterling Savings & Loan Association building. The first annual ladies’ marathon bowling tournament will be held at Holyoke Bowling Lanes on May 4 and 5. Despite strong wind and dry conditions, firemen from several towns and many other volunteers were able to bring a grass fire under control Monday afternoon in the sandhills about 25 miles southeast of Holyoke. An estimated 300-400 acres of grassland was burned over.

and gymnastics. She is a member of the Young Farmers Club and has held several offices and is interested in experiencing rural life in the United States. Cecilia, 18, is from Sweden and speaks Swedish, English and French. Her hobbies are horseback riding, board games, meeting new people and spending time with friends. She is currently a student and is a member of 4-H. She is interested in learning more about Colorado and 4-H in the United States. Jacqueline, 27, from Switzerland, speaks German, French and English. Her hobbies are badminton, cycling, hiking and meeting new people. She is currently a student and is interested in agriculture, nutrition and the environment. Hsin-Mei (“May”), 26, speaks Chinese and English. Her hobbies are planting, drawing and handicrafts. She is a 10-year member of 4-H and currently a high school intern teaching horticulture. Her interests are learning about agricultural education, youth development, agricultural technology and horticulture science. IFYEs generally stay with a host family for two to three weeks and then move to their next host family. The goal is for these exchange participants to learn about everyday life in the United States by participating in the homestay experience. For more information about the IFYE program, or if you may be interested in hosting, please contact the Phillips County Extension Office. Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.

cept of writing something on paper—or paying for something with paper—may seem archaic. After all, now people can wirelessly transfer funds from one bank account to another or pay for items with the click of a mouse.   Still, the general public has been hard-pressed to give up on paper money altogether. But other alternatives are chomping at the bit, and it may not be too long before all money is digitalized, or before the world reverts back to gold, silver or another currency that has actual intrinsic value.   Even now, some ATMs in areas like the United Arab Emirates and in India dispense gold and silver coins, diamonds and even jewelry. Just last year, Mumbai became the first city in the world to launch a machine that dispenses diamonds.   Consumers are increasingly turning to debit and credit cards to pay for products in stores and online. The rise of mobile credit card readers attached to smartphones and tablets has enabled everyone from small business owners to regular individuals to collect money by swiping a credit or debit card and having the funds automatically deposited into an account of choice.   Wallets are being redesigned to be more compact for frontpocket use since many people now carry only cards in their wallets.   Although it once seemed like paper currency would always be around, such a concept is quickly falling by the wayside. The United States Department of the Treasury announced that paper checks for Social Security payments would be a thing of the past starting in 2013. Recipients can have the money deposited electronically in a bank account. For those without accounts, deposits can be loaded on a Direct Express Debit MasterCard to be used for purchases just like any other debit/credit card.   Many people already have witnessed the phasing out of government tax refund checks. A large number of people file their income taxes via the Internet, receiving any refunds electronically. Payroll and other benefits are increasingly becoming digital-only as well.   Even paper savings bonds are being reduced. Private-sec-

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tor employees can now join the federal employees who were able to invest in savings bonds by purchasing them through payroll deductions.   Removing paper currency in all forms has its share of pros and cons. The U.S. government has said that taxpayers will save about $300 million the first five years after the changeover to digital social security checks. By not having to send out more than 100 million checks, the federal government will save millions on postage and printing costs. Electronic currency also benefits the environment.   People may now notice that email purchase receipts have started to appear with more frequency as well. Major retailers like Sears and K-mart enable shoppers to pick whether they want a digital or paper receipt. Smartphone apps are being created to store and organize receipts.   In England, Peter Perkins, the general manager of the Tesbury’s grocery chain, has said the store plans to phase out paper receipts by 2020. Electronic receipts and currency are poised to reduce human error and keep things organized.   A significant concern with regard to electronic currency and receipts is the likelihood of identity theft, as data breaches occur with some frequency.   In September 2012, some major financial institutions, including Bank of America and PNC Bank, found their websites were sporadically inoperable due to a cyber attack that may have been tied to an Islamic terrorist group.   This isn’t the first time a technical terrorist attack has occurred. These situations often open the eyes of people who realize how susceptible personal information can be when only backed by digital numbers and codes. It’s hard to stash zeros and ones under your mattress for safe-keeping.   Also, unlike paper money that limits what thieves can take, digital breaches can lead to entire accounts being wiped out if the breach is not noticed in time. Other personal information, such as spending habits and shopping patterns, may be deduced from electronic information stored with accounts, raising questions about privacy.

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Red Cross recommends to be prepared for next emergency Take a class, download first aid app to save lives   Recent events in Boston, Mass. and Texas emphasize the importance of knowing what to do when an emergency occurs. Evan as first responders rushed into help at both scenes, much of the initial care to the injured was provided by friends, neighbors and bystanders who were trained in CPR and first aid.   Whether the emergency is community-wide and involves numerous injuries or involves a single individual being hurt, it is vital that someone close by knows what to do when such an emergency occurs.   “ G e t t i n g yo u r s e l f a n d your family more prepared for disasters can bring peace of mind during trying times and can help save someone’s life during future emergencies,” said Gino Greco, CEO of the Red Cross Mile High Region.   “Taking an action like downloading our first aid app, taking a life-saving skills training, making a family emergency communication plan or building a disaster supply kit really helps people to feel empowered to act when an emergency or disaster strikes,” he said.

  American Red Cross has numerous ways people can get the information and training they need to be able to help when an emergency occurs and urges everyone to be better prepared by taking advantage of training and mobile apps available to teach them what to do when someone needs assistance.   The Red Cross has life-saving skills training available that emphasize hands-on-learning of first aid, CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator. The courses teach someone the skills they need to help save a life.   Participants learn how to respond to common first aid emergencies, how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in adults and how to use AEDs. There are also options available to learn how to help infants and children.   People can register for these classes at redcross. org/takeaclass or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS.   Family and household members can also learn how to prevent and respond to emergencies by taking the new Red Cross family first aid and CPR online course. It teaches

how to:   —identify signals of medical emergencies.   —give appropriate care for common first aid emergencies.   —know when to call 9-1-1 and what to do until help arrives for critical cardiac and first aid emergencies.   This course is for people who do not require OSHA-compliant certification. It takes about two hours to go through the adult CPR and first aid content. Pediatric modules are also available.   People can also download the free Red Cross first aid app for iPhone and Android mobile devices which puts simple lifesaving information at someone’s fingertips.   Features include step-by-step instructions to guide someone through everyday first aid scenarios, full integration with 9-1-1 to call emergency services from the app and preloaded content to have instant access to information even without device reception or internet connectivity.   The app is available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store by searching for American Red Cross.

Fort Sedgwick Historical Society hosts annual museum program Fort Sedgwick Historical Society’s Annual Program is scheduled Sunday, April 28 at the Fort Sedgwick Museum located at 114 E. 1st St. in Julesburg. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. when registration for door prizes of homemade food items begins. Mike Michael of Michael Auction Service will visit with society members and the general public from 2-3:30 p.m. to examine and appraise their treasures. The second special attraction will be materials from

the museum’s storage room. Items ranging from ornate, antique cash registers to “The Trapper’s Story” costumes and photographs will be arranged among the permanent exhibit units. A silent auction will again be part of the program. Items collected for bid include hand thrown crockery ink wells, fossils, miscellaneous wall hangings and glassware and one each of Sedgwick County History Vol. I and Vol. II. Bid sheets will be collected at 2:45 p.m. with winners announced

at 3 p.m. Throughout the afternoon, guests may tour the research room, view the displays, apply for memberships, renew memberships, purchase a memorial plaque, make a cash donation, watch the appraisals and enjoy complimentary refreshments. “It is always a special treat to have Mike Michael at our programs. Please bring your items for him to examine. For additional information, call us at the museum at 970-474-2061, or write,” said society president Doris Heath.

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PC Arts Council brings Abbey Road Band to HHS Beatles music live, especially from the later albums, is met through the use of synthesizers and digital drums. Every part is live. They also see it as very important to involve the audience as much as possible during their shows. It’s fun music and they’re having fun playing it and hope that the audience will enjoy it as much as they do. It’s amazing that this music will thrill audiences ranging from teenagers to senior citizens. That’s how timeless the Beatles music is. Audience members can expect to hear many of the Beatles’ biggest hits including “Hey Jude,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Imagine” and many more.

group of veteran musicians who also happen to be passionate Beatles fans. They witnessed that first wave of “Beatlemania” in the early ‘60s. The band understands the audiences who were swept up in the wave of Beatles music from the first chord on the “Ed Sullivan Show” to the last song on “Let it Be” and far beyond. One thing they have discussed at length is how to present a fitting tribute to the Beatles without fake wigs, costumes and some attempt to actually look like the Beatles. Well, they’re not 20 years old any more, so they decided that their emphasis would be on the music and the sound. The challenge of performing

The Abbey Road Band, a premier Beatles tribute band, brings its authentic recreation of the Beatles sound to Holyoke Monday, April 29 for the last concert of the Phillips County Arts Council concert series. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the HHS auditorium. The band has been performing their Beatles tribute show since 2002. Headquartered in Rapid City, S.D., they are all well known throughout the Dakotas, having performed for many events, large and small, including the 4th of July celebration at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial for an estimated crowd of 30,000. The Abbey Road Band is a

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   Newly elected FFA officers for 2013-14 are pictured from left, front row, Josilyn Lutze, Jacinda Krueger, Kelsey Kramer and Makayla Spitz; and back row, Andrew Kent, Wyatt Bishop,

Tanner Smith, Sidney Struckmeyer and Austin Vieselmeyer. Not pictured is Nicholas Ortner.   —Enterprise photo

FFA celebrates successful year A large crowd of parents, students and community members gathered Friday, April 19 at Holyoke High School to recognize an outstanding year for the Holyoke FFA chapter.   Following a meal, chapter officers led the awards ceremony to honor the hard work accomplished during the past year.   It was evident that new vocational agriculture instructor Guy Kuntz had a huge, positive impact on these students, and it was with regret that he announced he will not be teaching at HHS next year. Students noted their appreciation (even with hugs and some tears) for his leadership as chapter advisor this year.   Awards for FFA Greenhand Degree recipients were earned by Daniel Bencomo, Makenna Bishop, Alyssa Cordova, Camille Elliott, Taylor Goldenstein, Ramiro Iniguez, Cavin Kramer, Cody Lamm, Alan Madrid, Taylor Mayden, Javier Rojo, Luke Stewart, Sidney Struckmeyer and Austin Vieselmeyer.

   Senior Trae McCallum, at left, is this year’s DEKALB award winner for the Holyoke FFA chapter. Also earning awards are freshmen Sidney Struckmeyer, center, and Austin Vieselmeyer, at right, winners of the Star Greenhand award. Not pictured is sophomore Star Chapter Degree recipient Nicholas Ortner.   —Enterprise photo.

   Outgoing FFA chapter president Makayla Spitz, at right, hands over the gavel to 2013-14 president Kelsey Kramer. —Enterprise photo

  This year’s Star Greenhand recipients were Vieselmeyer and Struckmeyer.   Chapter Degrees were awarded to Stefani Razo, Nathan Miles, Nicholas Ortner and Kody Timm, with Ortner receiving the Star Chapter Degree.   Senior Trae McCallum earned the DEKALB award, presented by DEKALB dealer Aaron Powell.   A new award this year, the Blue and Gold Award, went to Ag Power Equipment Co. and representative Curt Parker for their contributions to the FFA chapter this year.   Community members Allyn Robinson, Erik and Michelle Vieselmeyer, Keith and Diane Sagehorn, Jon King and Rusty Triplette received honorary Chapter Degrees.   Outstanding classmen were recognized for animal science, Makayla Spitz and Andrew

Kent; ag mechanics, Elissa Baker, McCallum, Ryan Krogmeier and Stewart; natural resources, Elliott and Wyatt Bishop; ag business, Logan Tharp and Jacinda Krueger; and introduction to ag, Josilyn Lutze and Mayden.   FFA chapter members earning letters were McCallum, Spitz, Tharp, Mayden, Tanner Smith, Lutze, Kelsey Kramer, Struckmeyer, Kody Timm, Lamm, Nathan Miles, Wyatt Bishop, Alexis Lenhart, Cavin Kramer, Ortner, Krueger, Rojo, Vieselmeyer, Kent and Goldenstein.   The awards night concluded with the installation of new officers for the 2013-14 school year. Officers are Kelsey Kramer, president; Ortner, vice president; Spitz, secretary; Krueger, treasurer; Vieselmeyer, reporter; Smith, sentinel; and executive committee members Kent, Wyatt Bishop, Lutze and Struckmeyer.

Local agriculture values to increase following statewide trends in Colorado Phillips County Assessor Doug Kamery reports that in early May 2013, Phillips County real property owners will receive a 2013 Notice of Valuation. This document is the result of a countywide reappraisal and reflects changes in market values over a twoyear period. Under Colorado law, county assessor’s offices throughout the state conduct a complete reassessment of all properties in their county every two years. The Colorado legislature sets the appraisal date and the annual calendar for the assessment process. As a result, property tax assessments are always lagging behind current market conditions. The previous reassessment was done in 2011; these valuations were based on a June 30, 2010 level of value, using market sales data from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010. The 2013 valuations will be based on a June 30, 2012 level of value, using market sales data from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2012. Any recent market conditions that have occurred between June 30, 2012 and today will not be taken into consideration when establishing the new 2013 valuations. These factors will not be recognized until the 2015

reappraisal cycle. Another important factor to understand is the difference between a decrease in the volume of sales activity versus a decrease in the selling prices of property. During the two-year period between June 2010 and June 2012, there was a definite decrease in the overall number of transactions; however, the sale prices of these transactions did not decrease. In most cases, prices actually remained stable. The commercial market also remained stable or has shown a slight increase this appraisal cycle. This year there will be a substantial increase in ag land values. Appraisal of agricultural land for ad valorem taxation purposes involves an “agricultural landlord formula.” In the formula, the net income to the landlord is calculated using a 10-year averaged (2002-2011 for 2013) published commodity price or grazing rental rate multiplied by the local production yield. This yield is based on soil classification or carrying capacity. Typical landlord expenses are also averaged over the same 10-year period and subtracted from the landlord’s gross income to arrive at the landlord’s net income. This net

income is capitalized by the statutory capitalization rate of 13 percent to arrive at the ad valorem value. For the 2013 reappraisal, the average commodity prices increased anywhere from 17.77-21.51 percent statewide. The grazing rental rate also increased by 6.19 percent compared to the prior reappraisal year. Expenses for the 2013 reappraisal have also increased, though not as significantly as commodity prices. Published expenses increased anywhere from 8.68-13 percent from 20112013. Due to the substantial increases in agricultural commodity prices and an expected lesser increase in published expenses during the current 10-year average time period, a noticeable increase in agricultural land values for the 2013 revaluation has occurred. Taxes are based on three factors: market valuation, assessment rate and mill levy. Market value x assessment rate = taxable value x mill levy = taxes. The assessor’s office is solely responsible for establishing valuations, not taxes. The county assessor is responsible for valuing all property in the county as directed by state laws. The assessor’s goal is to

equalize property values and ensure that the tax burden is distributed fairly and equitably among property owners. Currently, the assessment rate is 7.96 percent for residential improved properties and 29 percent for most all other property types. The last component used to calculate taxes is the mill levy. Mill levies are established by the county commissioners, school districts and the boards of the various taxing entities (fire, recreation, hospitals, cities, towns, etc.). A summation of these various individual levies is applied to the taxable value to determine the taxes due. After receiving new Notices of Valuation in May 2013, property owner are asked to review the change in value. If one disagrees with the revised valuation, there are detailed appeal procedures on the back of the notice. Regrettably, no phone appeals can be accepted. Those who have any general questions or concerns after receiving their notice should contact the Phillips County Assessor’s Office at 854-3151 or email; or for property information and sales data online, visit the website at: http://phillipsco. sor/web/.

  Formerly under the name of Sellstate Realty, Jeff and Olga Sullivan have branched out to form their own business, Sully Team Realty, LLC, which became official April 16.   Both Jeff and Olga are owners and brokers in the new business, and while Olga works in real estate full time, their goal is to bring in Jeff full time in the near future.   Other goals are to grow their business and diversify their listings throughout the northeastern corner of Colorado. “We’re looking forward to continuing with the same service,” said Olga, noting they’ve had a good transition into owning their own business.   Their motto is to bring buyers and sellers together, and they also offer free market analysis/broker price opinion.   The Sullivans began working with Sellstate in August 2009. Olga has had three and a

Olga and Jeff Sullivan of Sully Team Realty, LLC half years experience in the industry, with Jeff at three years experience.   Sully Team will keep their same office location at 127 E. Denver in Holyoke and can be contacted at 854-3193.

Grainland helps serve up 3.2 million meals Grainland Co-op recently joined CHS locations representing more than 300 communities across the country in raising more than 3.2 million meals, a 30 percent increase in contributions over 2012. The effort was part of the annual CHS Harvest for Hunger food and fund drive by the Country Operations division of CHS. Since the program’s launch in 2011, the equivalent of more than 7.5 million meals has been raised. In 2012 the effort provided the equivalent of more than 2.45 million meals. “Our thanks to everyone who helped feed hungry families through the CHS Harvest for Hunger campaign. It’s exciting to be a part of this effort that raised in total the equivalent of more than 3.2 million meals and really shows how much our communities care about helping others in

need,” said Grainland general manager Rick Unrein. On average, every dollar contributed to CHS Harvest for Hunger provides five meals. The number of meals provided for every one dollar varies by region, ranging from 3.7 to 7 meals. In addition, CHS Country Operations bolstered donations to CHS Harvest for Hunger with contributions to local communities to help friends and neighbors. Grainland contributed to Haxtun, Holyoke and Julesburg food banks. During the 20-day food and fund drive March 1-20, CHS employees, customers and partners collectively raised the equivalent of 3.2 million meals for hungry families, including more than 742,000 pounds of canned and fresh foods and more than $490,000 in cash and grain for regional food banks.

1st dollar presented to Ron Goldenstein    Ron Goldenstein, pictured at left, receives a First Dollar of Profit from Holyoke Chamber of Commerce executive director Mary Tomky. Goldenstein recently retired as president/manager of Holyoke Community Federal Credit Union and has started a new business, Goldenstein Landscape & Design.   —Enterprise photo

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Spring is coming ... someday Benefits of recycling are   Even though it hasn’t really felt like spring, it is spring, and spring is one of my most favorite times of the year! I love how everything gets so green and the birds are chirping and there’s a certain crispness to the air on a cool spring morning that just makes me alive and ready for the day!   As I write this column, it’s a whopping 32 degrees outside, not to mention really cloudy and depressing, but alas, we will celebrate springtime with some refreshing fruit dips in spite of the weather!   Fruit dips make me feel healthy, because, of course, they involve fruit. But I’m quite certain my fruit to dip ratio is a bit off balance, if you know what I mean. I could eat this stuff with a spoon and forget the fruit altogether!   (By the way, is there a book or something on proper fruit dip etiquette? How much dip per fruit slice is acceptable? And are you allowed to double

dip? Oh well, I’d probably just throw the book out the window anyway!)   The first fruit dip recipe is a classic and a favorite for my family. (Grab a spoon! It’s that good!) Since it’s plain white, you always have the option of adding a little food coloring to spice it up a bit for a springtime party or shower.   I just found the peanut but-

By Kyle Arnoldy Every year Earth Day, which was Monday, April 22, acts as a reminder of the importance of the environment and emphasizes ways in which to protect it through various programs. One way in which to honor the traditions of Earth Day is to participate in the recycling programs put on in Phillips County. Once a bundle of old magazines and newspapers is dumped into the large recycling bins found in Phillips County, the benefits are not made immediately clear. Other than the obvious advantage of being able to reuse waste, citizens rarely understand the financial gains of recycling. According to Marick’s Waste Disposal, Inc. out of Crook, in 2012, Holyoke as a whole was responsible for 23.6 tons of recycled newspapers, plastic, aluminum and steel. Recycled cardboard from all of Phillips County was an additional 120 tons. Bill Andrews, Phillips County Landfill supervisor, speculated that through these recycling services, the county has ensured another full year of life for the current hole being used to fill with waste. The hole, which when first dug was expected to last five years, is now on its eighth year of

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use. Why is that noteworthy? It costs taxpayers roughly $1 million to dig and prepare a new hole for use. The numbers continue to rise as well. As Andrews pointed out, recycling containers are much more common in the community. So far in 2013, Phillips County has already recycled more cardboard than in all of 2012. After nearly four months, the Phillips County landfill has already received 134 tons of cardboard. Cardboard recycling trailers are currently in use in Holyoke at Holyoke Marketplace, Ag Power, MV Equipment, Flower Garden, Radio Shack, Sullivan’s Appliance, S&W Auto Supply, Hometown Liquor, Speer Cushion, Holyoke Recycling and at schools during the school year. In Haxtun, cardboard recycling trailers can be found at Haxtun Recycling, Haxtun Hospital, Haxtun C-Store, Haxtun Liquors, Grainland Co-op Fertilizer, Kurtzer’s LLC, Haxtun Road Department during the summer months, Haxtun schools during the school year and floating trailers are available upon request. Other programs have also taken a recycling initiative. Troop 32 of Holyoke participates in aluminum can recycling. Andrews estimates that

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from the material the group brings in, roughly five bales averaging a weight of 900 lbs. were recycled in 2012. The drop-off area for the program is located at Holyoke General Store.


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Colorado teen birth rate and repeat birth rates decline

   Colorado Pheasants Forever members Riley and Dee Ann Dubbert, pictured at left, and Bruce Rosenback, pictured at right, all of Holyoke, meet in Washington, D.C., with legislators like Sen. Mark Udall, pictured in center.

Pheasants Forever heads to D.C. to support conservation priorities Pheasants Forever leadership and chapter members recently met with legislators in Washington, D.C., to voice support for critical 2013 conservation initiatives across the country’s landscape. A contingent of Pheasants Forever staff and members met with U.S. senators and House representatives from Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio and Colorado to garner focused support for Protect our Prairies legislation and the passage a five-year Farm Bill capable of delivering a suite of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) voluntary incentive-based private lands conservation programs. Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio and Colorado are vital states for conservation initiatives, and there is no better voice to speak for conservation programs than those landowners who use the programs in those states on a daily basis. Landowners, farmers and conservationists are an integral part of the land and the U.S. economy, and to give them the opportunity to showcase real-world land management experience and speak to the importance of programs like the Conservation Reserve

Program is invaluable for the future health and well-being of these conservation programs. A major facet of the meetings was to inform policy makers of the necessity of a five-year Federal Farm Bill. The current 2008 Federal Farm Bill extension is a temporary patch which is set to expire in 2013. Without the passage of a healthy Farm Bill by Congress, the nation’s natural resources and rural economic viability will suffer.

In addition, members were asked to lend their support for Protect our Prairies legislation. This legislation, introduced by Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) and Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), would reduce crop insurance assistance for the first four years for crops grown on native sod and certain grasslands converted to cropland. In attendance representing Colorado were Riley and Dee Ann Dubbert and Bruce Rosenback, all of Holyoke.

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  More than half of teen moms in Colorado use the most effective methods of birth control to keep from getting pregnant again—far more than women in any of the other 16 states recently surveyed by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   According to state health officials, the growing use of intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants has contributed to lowering the teen birth rate by a third and cutting the number of repeat births to Colorado teens by nearly half.   Since 2008, teen births in Colorado have declined 34 percent, from 6,079 to 4,122 in 2012. Repeat teen births have dropped 45 percent, from 1,183 in 2008 to 653 in 2012. The overall teen birth rate has plummeted 13 points, from 37.3 per 1,000 teens in 2008 to 23.9 births per 1,000 teens in 2012.   “Teenage moms and their babies face significant health, social and economic problems, especially with repeat births,” said Dr. Chris Urbina, executive director and chief medical officer of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “Using these ‘forgettable’ forms of birth control reduces the number of unwanted pregnancies and unhealthy babies in Colorado.”   IUDs and implants are considered “forgettable” because, unlike other methods, women don’t have to remember to use them monthly, daily or before

sex. However, many teenage mothers risk unintended repeat pregnancies because they either are unaware of these methods or can’t afford them. IUDs and implants can cost thousands of dollars and often are not covered by health insurance.   The CDC studied pregnancies during the postpartum period and found 87 percent of teenage mothers used some sort of birth control, but only 20 percent used the long-acting reversible contraceptives considered most effective. Other common methods of birth control, in declining order of effectiveness, include birth control pills, condoms and diaphragms.   “It’s a vicious circle,” said Greta Klinger, family planning supervisor at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “Teen moms who can least afford another child often cannot afford the best birth control.”

  The Colorado Initiative to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy, a consortium of public and private health partners, has addressed this issue by providing free or low-cost IUDs and implants to low-income women throughout Colorado. The health department’s Family Planning Initiative distributes most of these devices through its 64 statewide Title X clinics.   Nearly half of all Colorado pregnancies are unintended. Reducing these pregnancies is one of Colorado’s 10 Winnable Battles. Unintended pregnancies cost Medicaid in Colorado $160 million annually and are linked to birth defects, maternal depression and elective abortions.   Research shows teen mothers are less likely to earn a high school diploma, and children born to teen moms are more likely to experience child abuse, poor health and lower educational attainment.

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Dragons prepare for second half of season By Kyle Arnoldy Holyoke tracksters made their way to Akron Saturday, April 20 to compete in the Akron Invitational. Out of 26 teams, the boys placed seventh and the girls finished in 20th. “It was a good meet,” coach Luke Thomas said. “It was almost a little strange to be running outside in the sun in 50-degree weather.” It has been a tough year so far for the HHS track and field team. They have been hindered by weather, forcing a number of postponements of meets and being forced inside for practices, but many Dragons continue to post personal records as they strive for statequalifying times, distances

and heights. “It is nice to see personal records when we have been limited by the weather and the dir t track,” T homas said. With the majority of the 26 teams at the meet competing in 2A, the Dragons were able to see how they stack up with much of the class. The invitational helped many tracksters identify the competitiveness of teams and athletes they are likely to face if they should make it to the state meet in mid-May. Boys’ relay teams had an exceptional day, placing in three events and earning 16 team points for the Dragons. The boys’ 4x200 meter relay team, made up of Edgar Cruz,

Carlos Diaz, T.J. Gertner and Andrew Kent, put on a firstplace performance for the day. The girls’ sprint medley team, consisting of Lindsay Helgoth, Adi Bencomo, Jacinda Krueger and Cierra Prelle, was just short of cracking the top eight. Their time of 2:07.09 was less than a second slow of placing. Daniel Bencomo was also just one spot off from placing in the top eight in the discus throw. His distance of 105’10.5” was just 4’7.5” short of the eighth-place finisher. Currently two Dragons are in a position to qualify for the state meet. To qualify for state, an athlete must be in the top 18 in 2A for an event.

As of Monday, April 22, Diaz sits in 13th in the state in long jump and Krueger has posted a time good enough for a 12thranking in the girls’ 100-meter dash. The boys’ 4x200 and 4x800 meter relay teams are just on the outside of the top 18 with a 22nd ranking and the boys’ 4x100 meter relay team is at 26th. Boys’ results 400-meter run—Cruz, sixth, :56.21; and Ryan Parker, seventh, :56.53. 800-meter r un—Parker, fourth, 2:21.22. 4x800 meter relay—Diaz, Cruz, Kent and Gertner, seventh, :48.74. 4x200 meter relay—Cruz, Diaz, Gertner and Kent, first, 1:40.63. 4x800 meter relay—Jacob Vasa, Eric Rojo, Cruz and Parker, fifth, 9:52.19. Long jump—Diaz, second, 19’0.5”; and Gertner, seventh, 17’11.5”. Girls’ results 100-meter dash—Krueger, fourth, :13.50. 4 0 0 - m e t e r r u n — P re l l e, eighth, 1:09.25. Upcoming action The Dragons will compete again Thursday, April 25 in Yuma. The meet was originally scheduled for April 9 but was postponed due to weather. The team has opted out of the Northeast Colorado Classic Friday, April 26, but will head to the Wray Invitational Saturday, April 27.

   T.J. Gertner sprints toward the finish line during the 4x100 meter relay in which the Dragon team placed seventh.   —Enterprise photo

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   Carlos Diaz soars through the air during the long jump event at the Saturday, April 20 invitational in Akron. Diaz finished in second place and is currently ranked 13th in 2A in the event. —Enterprise photo

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   Cierra Prelle races down the track as the lead runner in the 4x200 meter relay.   —Enterprise photo

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Dragon baseball team suffers first loss of season to Limon By Kyle Arnoldy The Dragons finally met their match in Limon Saturday, April 20 as HHS fell 6-5, snapping a 10-game winning streak. With the loss the Dragons are now 10-1. The game will not affect Holyoke’s top-ranking in league play, however, as Limon was not a conference game. HHS maintains a perfect 8-0 conference record. Holyoke 5, Limon 6 The two teams play very similar ball. Each squad has the potential to hit the long ball and each roster contains pitchers who can shut down opposing batters. Up until the weekend game, HHS could do no wrong at the plate. Coach John Zilla said Limon’s pitchers may have thrown a bit harder than what the Dragons have faced this year, but the problems in the batting box stem more from players not swinging the bat. “We did not hit the ball like we are capable of,” Zilla said. “We were tentative at the plate and we’re usually much more aggressive.” Of the 32 plate appearances by the Dragons, 15 ended in strikeouts. “It was just one of those days where nothing went our way, but we still kept it close,” Zilla said. The Dragons lit up the scoreboard first, touching home

twice in the first inning. Jaydin Goldenstein picked up an RBI on a sacrifice fly that scored Brett Cumming, and Deyten Klein scored Trevor Dalton on a single to rightcenter. Limon responded in the second inning with a two-run home run to tie the game up at two apiece. Goldenstein and Klein each knocked in another run in the third inning to take a 4-2 lead. The Dragons actually had the bases loaded with no outs in the inning, but three strikeouts in a row derailed an opportunity to put some distance between them and the home team. Limon once again used the deep ball to tie the Dragons. In the bottom half of the third inning, Limon batters hit backto-back solo home runs to force the 4-4 tie. Limon added a run in each of the next two innings to take a 6-4 lead. With two outs in the seventh inning and facing their first loss of the year, Jesus Hermosillo laced a Limon pitch over the fence, cutting the lead in half and breathing some life into the Dragon squad. Unfortunately the late-inning comeback fell short as HHS lost 6-5. “The loss showed us what we need to work on,” Zilla said. “We became complacent, and it opened our eyes that

we need to work every day at practice.” While batting may have hit a rough patch in the game, the Dragons’ defense looked sharp, not committing a single error on the day. Alfredo Santos, Klein and Dalton all handled pitching responsibilities in the game. The trio combined to allow six runs on seven hits. Three Limon plate appearances resulted in strikeouts, three in walks and one batter was hit. Klein was the only Dragon with a multi-hit game as he went 2-4 with a pair of runs batted in. Statistics AB Bre. Cumming 4 Dalton 3 Goldenstein 3 Hermosillo 3 Klein 4 Tharp 3 Krogmeier 1 Kotch 2 Zeiler 3 Bra. Cumming 2 Smith 1 Totals 29 Holyoke Limon

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Junior Varsity tops Limon The Dragon junior varsity squad topped Limon 11-10 Saturday, April 20. Coach Marcus Kammer noted that the team showed a lot of improvement at the plate. “We hit the ball really well,”

2013 HJHS track team

   Members of the 2013 Holyoke Junior High School track team are pictured from left, front row, Michalla Drake, Anna Jelden, Brook Prottsman, Cassidy Hale, Regan Van Overbeke and Dominique Penzing; second row, Taylor Hendrix, Mariah Pell, Kaitlyn Shafer, manager Emily Krogmeier, Mackenzie Thompson, Karen Nuñez, Bailey Hamaker and Whitney Powell; third row, Jarrett Woodhead, Grace Dille, coach Jordan Stone, coach Allie Billings, coach Chuck Bruce, Drew Stewart and Arturo Dominguez; and back row, Luke Krogmeier, Zach Churchwell, Erick Zink, Austin Herman, Brendon Weatherly and Alex Strauss. —Photo by Jim Powell Photography

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Kammer said. “Offensively we did a lot of good things.” The two weeks of break from action and time off the field for practice indoors took a toll on the team, however. Kammer said the team looked rusty at points defensively. They made no fielding errors, but mental errors were more common. In anticipation for the triangular scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, four pitchers were used five innings as to not put a strain on any arms. Kammer said the move may have actually hurt the team as the triangular has since been canceled, and the short pitching stints didn’t allow for kids to get into a groove on the mound. The junior varsity team will host a doubleheader with Wray Tuesday, April 30. Upcoming action The Dragons were scheduled to host Akron Wednesday, April 24. Results will be featured in next week’s Enterprise. HHS will return to action Saturday, April 27 to square off with Caliche on the road at 10 a.m. for a doubleheader. They will head to Sedgwick County Tuesday, April 30 for the makeup of the Monday, April 15 doubleheader that was canceled due to the weather.

Summer rec registration April 22-30 It is hard to imagine with the number of snow storms that have lingered well into spring, but summer baseball and softball seasons are just around the corner. For those interested in participating in Holyoke’s summer rec program, registration is open between April 22-30. Registration forms can be picked up and returned to the elementary school or the city office. Fees must be paid at the time of registration, and parents must sign a waiver for a child to participate. T-ball registration is open for boys ages 5-7. Baseball registration is open for kids ages 8-15. Those who plan to play in the Babe Ruth division, ages 13-15, will need a copy of their birth certificate for registration. For girls, T-ball registration is open for ages 5-8 and softball registration is for ages 9-16. Ages are determined as of April 30, 2013. Those interested can contact Theresa Tharp, summer recreation director, at 854-4514 or 520-7767. She can also be reached at the elementary school at 854-3411.

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Raceway season opener delayed, set for Sunday Mother Nature won round one of the Phillips County Raceway season opener Saturday, April 20 because of much-needed rain and snow. With a forecast for sunshine and 70 degrees Sunday, April 28, the rematch is on. The PCR season will open with the BST Spring Break Bash Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Phillips County Fairgrounds raceway in Holyoke. It is anticipated that the final checker will fall by 6-6:30 p.m. The after noon racing is packed and filled with six divisions. On tap will be the BST dirt car late models, BST/IMCA mod stocks and sport mod tours, hobbies and dwarfs. For a special fan appreciation driver meet and greet, the pits will be open to the public from 1-2 p.m. This is available to all who purchase a grandstand admission for the day. Spectators are invited to see their favorite driver up close

and personal, to take pictures and obtain autographs. They can watch the drivers get ready for the afternoon’s entertainment. For the meet and greet session, fans should go to the gate between the pits and the grandstands to enter. Following the season opener this Sunday, the next PCR races will be Saturday, May 11, starting at 7 p.m. PCR will be running every other Saturday night, allowing for more Denver cars to compete. Actual race days are May 11 and 25; June 8 and 22; July 4, 13 and 27; Aug. 10 and 24; and Sept. 14. All races begin at 7 p.m., with the exception of the July 4 races at 5 p.m. and this Sunday’s season opener at 3 p.m. Further information about Sunday’s race or the entire raceway season is available on the website www.pcrace or www.bstracing. com.

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Elementary kids get wacky at Wackadoo Zoo   HHS auditorium was filled with the sounds of zoo animals at the annual first- and thirdgrade music program Thursday evening, April 18.   Under the direction of elementary music teacher Marcia Dalton, the students took the audience to Wackadoo Zoo, a place where the animals aren’t quite sure what sounds

to make.   Fun songs included “The Strangest Zoo You Ever Knew,” “A Smile can go a Long, Long Way,” “Horrible Sounds,” “Practice Makes Perfect,” “Go Home Professor, Go Home!” and “Different Means Special.”   The cast of wacky characters included the lions played

  Not only was it quite a zoo in there, the elementary music program featured some talented singing and dancing. First-grader Isaiah Brownfield is all business as he performs a dance. —Enterprise photo

   Music teacher Marcia Dalton is great about getting the kids to each learn a speaking part. First-graders Luke Sprague and Katie Marshall bravely take their turn at the mic during Thursday’s performance.   —Enterprise photo

by Mia Secrist, Zachary Ledkins, Rachel Krueger, Joey Telck, Levi Dille, Kaison Kinnie, Aidyn Shafer and Ethan Johnson.   The monkeys were Jelitza Bejarano Mendoza, Randy Nevarez, Marco Mendoza, Wendy Favela and José Astorga.   David Speicher, Juan Olivas, Dakota Pell and Nick Garcia played the pigs.   Ducks included Havyn Powell, Koby Way, Gage Sprague, Josie Schlachter, Emmanuel Vasquez, Kristin Vieselmeyer, Renee Rosales and Juan Diaz III.   Kyleigh Jaeger, Marysol Astorg a, Arelys Ar tea g a and Wendy Chaparro Rangel were all cows for the performance.

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provide an ideal test of the health benefits of moderate-intensity walking and vigorous-intensity running because they involve the same muscle groups and the same activities performed at different intensities,” said Paul T. Williams, Ph.D., the study’s principal author and staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Life Science Division in Berkeley, Calif. Unlike previous studies, the researchers assessed walking and running expenditure by distance, not by time. Participants provided activity data by responding to questionnaires. “The more the runners ran and the walkers walked, the better off they were in health benefits. If the amount of energy expended was the same between the two groups, then the health benefits were comparable,” Williams said. Comparing energy expenditure to self-reported, physician-diagnosed incident hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes and coronary heart disease, researchers found: —Running significantly reduced risk for first-time hypertension 4.2 percent and walking reduced risk 7.2 percent. —Running reduced firsttime high cholesterol 4.3 percent and walking 7 percent. —Running reduced firsttime diabetes 12.1 percent

compared to 12.3 percent for walking. —Running reduced coronary heart disease 4.5 percent compared to 9.3 percent for walking. “Walking may be a more sustainable activity for some people when compared to running; however, those who choose running end up exercising twice as much as those that choose walking. This is probably because they can do twice as much in an hour,” Williams said. Study participants were 18 to 80 years old, clustered in their 40s and 50s. Men represented 21 percent of the walkers and 51.4 percent of the runners. “People are always looking for an excuse not to exercise, but now they have a straightforward choice to run or to walk and invest in their future health,” Williams said. Co-author is Paul D. Thompson, M.D. Author disclosures are on the manuscript. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute funded the study. For more information on how to increase physical activity, follow the American Heart Association’s “Get Moving: Easy tips to get active” at www. For the latest heart and stroke news, follow @Heart News on Twitter. For updates and new science from Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, follow @atvbahajournals.

  Professors included Tucker Keith, Isaiah Brownfield, Tyson Mosenteen, Wyatt Sprague, Mason Vernon, Isaac Strauss, Lauren Her man, Danielle Wilkening, Kenneth Lindholm, Diego Jimenez, Theron Roll, Miles Sprague, Tristen Ferguson, Baylor Struckmeyer, Oscar Anguiano Mendoza, Dakota Widler, Cade Killin, Kailar Hayes and Austen Struckmeyer.   Narrators were played by Anna Hayes, Braxton Speicher, Luke Sprague, Katie Marshall, Karlie Mar tin, Corben Rosales, Keegan Colglazier, Areli Murillo Mendoza, Leslie Carrasco Brown, Jennifer Castaneda, Bryson Crutchfield, Lexy Martin, Jorge Ramirez.   David Santiesteban, Ivan Castillo Ortega, Jorge Barajas, Natalia Rivera, Aleida Millan, Damari FernandezPerez, Jonathan Cruz Rodriguez, Carter Van Overbeke, Caden Sporhase, Cash Weber, Payton Ferguson, Edgar Avila, Chase Johnson, Hannah Lindholm, Katelyn Kropp, Tayla Martin, Adison Goldenstein.   Caiden Vowell, Jessie Owens, Blye McCallum, Yoselin Peña, Edel Ramos, Evelyn Mendoza, Xavier Morales, Eduardo Hermosillo Goytia, Andrea Marquez, Evan Legarreta, Omar Hernandez Ramirez, Jaime Avila, Joel Alarcon Ortega, Jonathan Quintana, Carlos Legarreta and Angel Martinez León.   Of course, the program wouldn’t have been complete without bringing parents and friends on stage for the traditional Chicken Dance Medley!

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   Third-grade lions Levi Dille and Kaison Kinnie put on big grins as the professors work hard to make them roar like lions.   —Enterprise photo

   Just the sight of the black hats and mustaches worn by the professors has the audience giggling, like when thirdgraders Mason Vernon and Isaac Strauss step up to the mic for their speaking parts.   —Enterprise photo

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   AWANA clubbers who were recognized at the April 17 endof-year program are pictured from left, front row, Eduardo Solis, Emersyn Goldenstein, Rorey Schneller, Callum Mackay, Caiden Vowell, Caden Sporhase and Adison Goldenstein; second row, Ethan Schneller, Ashton Robles, Cooper Goldenstein, Tate Dille, Chase Johnson and Marysol Astorga; third row, Ximena Chavez,

Llelitza Ochoa, Tristen Ferguson, José Astorga, Erick Marroquin, Rachel Krueger and Danielle Wilkening; and back row, Jaqueline Mosqueda, Alicia Astorga, Jessica Mosqueda, Crystal Astorga, Aaron Dominguez, Jesse Vasa, Cade Killin and Ethan Johnson.   —Enterprise photo

AWANA year ends with celebration program While snowy weather kept some from attending, local AWANA club members were recognized at a year-end program Wednesday, April 17 at First Baptist Church in Holyoke. AWANA is a non-denominational children’s ministry for preschool through sixth-grade youth. It meets weekly from October through April in Holoke and includes Bible verse memorization, game time and story time. Mac Macaulay led the group in prayer, and Dr. Darrell Tomky gave a spiritual message, encouraging the youth to trust in Jesus. AWANA clubber Jesse Vasa presented an award to leader Jade Goldenstein as part of his Truth & Training program.

Book awards and participation certificates were presented by leaders of the Cubbies (preschoolers), Sparks (grades K-2) and Truth and Training (grades 3-6) clubs. T&T fourth-grader Jesse Vasa received his second-book excellence award. Third-graders Tristen Ferguson and Cade Killin earned their first-book awards and alpha awards. Sparks award winners were Cooper Goldenstein and Ethan Schneller, third-book awards; Adison Goldenstein and Tucker Keith, second-book awards; and Alexys Martin, Payton Ferguson and Caiden Vowell, first-book awards. Cubbies awards went to Hannah Keith and Mickenzie Warner, third-book; Theoden Britton and Emersyn Gold-

enstein, second-book; and Callum Mackay and Rorey Schneller, first-book. T&T attendance certificates were presented to Marysol Astorga, Rachel Krueger, Kota Widler, Danielle Wilkening, Alicia Astorga, Ximena Chavez, Riley Ferguson, Blanca Martinez, Darlee McMurrin, Bella Tori, Crystal Astorga, Kylie Brink, Osirys Martinez, Kassidy Porter, Sabrina Zink, Jaqueline Mosqueda and Jessica Mosqueda. Also José Astorga, Tristen Ferguson, Ethan Johnson, Cade Killin, Tate Dille, Aiden Johnson, Erick Marroquin, Jesse Vasa, Luis Chafino, Logan Higgs and Dalton McMurrin. Sparks participation awards went to Abigail Dille, Aspen

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Pancakes take the cake throughout history

Holyoke students earn 4 medals at NJC math/ science contests    Four Holyoke JR/SR school students returned from Sterling with medals from the Northeastern Junior College math and science contests. Junior high students competed Tuesday, April 16 and high schoolers competed Wednesday, April 17.    Junior high students pictured in front, from left, include Alex Strauss and Luke Krogmeier. Strauss placed second in eighth-grade critical thinking while Krogmeier placed first in seventh-grade math.    High school medal-winners, back row, from left, include Sid Struckmeyer and Molly Brandt. Struckmeyer earned a second-place finish in ninth-grade critical thinking and Brandt took the top spot in 12th-grade critical thinking.   —Enterprise photo

  Pancakes are a staple in households all around the world. Easily prepared from a few basic ingredients, pancakes can be served throughout the day because of their versatility.   The question of who invented pancakes has frequently been posed. No one person can take credit for the pancake, as they have appeared throughout history in various civilizations and cultures.   Historians say that the first pancake-type food may have been eaten by prehistoric people. According to the Food Timeline, Ancient Romans enjoyed “Alita Dolcia,” or “another sweet.” This early version of the pancake included milk, eggs, flour and sometimes honey and fruit bits. Some of them resembled omelets and contained cheese and meat.   Many different peoples have created and consumed their own versions of a pancake. Native Americans created coarse cornmeal “Indian cakes,” the French have very thin crepes, and Germans still enjoy thick potato pancakes.   Some people enjoy pancakes as a breakfast food, while for others they’re a savory dish served for lunch or dinner. .   In North America, pancakes

  Whether they are flapjacks, silver dollars or griddlecakes, pancakes have survived through the centuries in many different forms. are served large and small and go by different names, including silver dollars that are bite-sized. In New England, pancakes are made thick and called flapjacks. Others refer to them as griddlecakes.   Whatever the name, pancakes have thrived through many centuries and are still consumed by millions yearround. By combining the simple ingredients of eggs, flour, milk and a leavening agent, anyone can whip up a batch of pancakes in mere minutes.

Engagement announced The parents of Kelsey Triplette and Jeffrey Jackson are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Kelsey is the daughter of Rusty and Sandy Triplette of Holyoke. Her grandparents are Bob and Ardyth Triplette of Venango, Neb., and the late Max and Betty Brown. Jeffrey is the son of Jim and Deb Jackson of Norton, Kan. His grandparents are Bob and Virginia Williams of Fort Morg an, Ro g er and Rose AnderJeffrey Jackson and Kelsey Triplette son of Brule, Neb., and James Jackson of Kimball, Neb. He is employed with Patterson The bride-to-be is a 2005 UTI Drilling Company as a rig graduate of Holyoke High manager. School. The future groom The couple is planning a graduated from Norton Com- June 15, 2013 wedding at Baymunity High School in 2003. side Golf Club in Brule, Neb.

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Air Compressor & Sand blasters: 93’ Ingersoll-Rand 175 prestige series, diesel, ser#237570VGD309; Brunner sandblaster hopper on trailer, hoses and connectors; Large bulk tank for sand with auger; Bead blaster w/tank; sev. hoppers for sandblasting Skidsteer & Backhoe: Case 1835B skidsteer, runs good; 71’ Long T-400 tractor, runs, loader & backhoe Camper, Trailers & Pickup: 94’ Nomad, by skyline 5th wheel camper, bunk beds, Mod#2515BH; Bumper pull, tandem 6’8”x18’ trailer; Bumper pull, single, 5’6”x10’ trailer; 80’s Chevy PU, diesel, “as is” Antique Tractors & parts: Ford 8N restored, 3 pt, PTO, motor gone thru, needs finished; (3) Ford 8N’s, not running; Lots of misc parts for Ford tractors, tires, fenders, hoods, axles, hubs, etc. Mowers, Outdoor, Lawn & Garden: Super Z riding mower, zero turn, 72” deck, Kohler motor, #04100698; King Kutter 6’ blade(3 pt); JD 240 riding mower, 14 HP48”; MTD 5HP roto tiller; Craftsman 6.5HP self-propelled mower with rear bag; JD 14’ pull type mower; 12’ chisel; 1400 gal bulk fert tank; 6” auger with Baldor elec. 7.5 HP motor; Fimco 30 gal sprayer with boom on cart; gas power washer; B&S gas trash pump; Craftsman 16” chainsaw; Garrett metal detector; gas leaf blower; backpack sprayer; large squirrel cage; elec blower; moisture tester; old golf cart; fence charger; stock tanks; railroad ties; firewood; landscaping rock; pipe, drill stem & shaft; shovels, rakes, pick axe, forks, post hole diggers Antiques & Collectibles: Radio Flyer wagon; Sears pedal tractor; Elvis Presley records; old records(Johnny Cash, etc.); hog oiler; sev boxes of old metal toys(cars, trucks, etc.); iron tractor seats; old jacks; ant. tools; oil lamps; sewing cabinet; hurricane lamp; old chair; bamboo hand carved cups from Japan Furniture & Appliances: Dining table with 4 cushioned swivel chairs; King bedheadboard and frame; Queen bed frame; stereo & speakers; mag. rack; ottoman; small freezer; small refrig; GE upright freezer Contractor & Woodworking Tools: TM-12 scissor lift; Bosch 10” compound miter saw on stand; Dewalt radial arm saw; Bosch HD hammer drill; Delta scroll saw; Makita 10” table saw; CST Berger LM 30 hori/vert. laser; Dayton wet tile saw; Mikasa tamping rammer; Dewalt 10” wood planer; Ridgid HD hammer drill; Sherwin-Williams supernova 700 airless paint sprayer; Spectra-Physics laser level with stand; Grizzly 8” wet grinder; Bostitch, PC, Simco and Accuset air nailers; Bostitch coil nailer; pancake air compressor; Ryobi biscuit tool; B&D recip saw; Craftsman recip saw; Makita disc sander; Porter Cable cordless drill; Craftsman miter saw; Makita power saw; Skil saw; scaffolding; misc. paint & paint thinner Shop, Tools & Misc.: Ind. air compressor, 5HP, 55 gal, 220V; Oxy-acetylene w/ Victor torch on cart; Alkota hot pressure washer; HD elec-hyd press; Makita 10” cutoff saw; Campbell-Hausfeld air compressor; K-T drill press; valve grinder; Lincoln 225 welder; Lincoln 110V wirefeed welder; auto helmet; lots of welding rod; welding tables; (2) Central hyd. porta-powers; metal 36” band saw; Gould 1.5HP jet pump; evap. Cooler; jack hammer w/ bits; concrete tools; bull float; 20’ fiberglass ext. ladder; step ladders; engine stand; engine hoist; anvil; Craftsman toolbox; pull wheel cart; 12V grease gun; grinders; parts washer; (3) shop-vacs; air bubble; battery charger; generator; 3’x16’ shop bench; sev. HD shop benches on wheels; 20 ton hyd jack; floor jack; 1” air impact; Cat starter; auto body tools; binding tools; monitor; roller stands; vises; air tank & compressor; elec. over hyd. motors; hyd. parts; bench grinders; jack plane; O-ring set; wrenches; screwdrivers; hammers; sockets; stamp sets; torque wrenches; chain binders; comealongs; C-clamps; cro bars; rivet tools; bulk used oil; I-beams; Breckenridge air tight wood burner

Auctioneers Note: The Clines lived in Yuma County for over 30 years. Evelyn has sold the place and will be offering their lifetime gathering of items at auction. Very large offering of tools of all kinds. Hope to see you at the auction!

Owner: Evelyn Cline

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Help WANTED HELP WANTED—Ampride in Holyoke is now hiring part-time customer service associates, up to 35 hours per week. We offer competitive wages, paid sick and vacation time, profit sharing, 401(k) and holiday pay. All shifts available. Please apply at Ampride. 9-5tc HELP WANTED—Caseworker position available for Phillips County Department of Social Services in Holyoke, Colorado. Will provide casework services in the areas of child abuse and neglect, youth in conflict and adult protection. Requires a bachelor’s degree in a human behavioral science field or other discipline emphasizing social services. Salary related to experience. Excellent benefit package. Criminal background check is required. Application deadline: May 10, 2013. Send letter of intent, references and résumé to Phillips County Department of Social Services, 127 E. Denver St., Suite A, Holyoke, CO 80734, or email to 9-2tc HELP WANTED—Applications are being accepted for a full-time road worker at Phillips County Road District 1. Excellent benefits. Selected applicant needs to be able to obtain a CDL and spraying license. Applications can be picked up at Phillips County Administration Office, 221 S. Interocean Ave., Holyoke, CO 80734 or requested by calling 970-854-3778. Position open until filled. 9-2tc HELP WANTED—Come join our team! Northeast BOCES has a vacancy for a school nurse. Applicants must be a registered nurse (RN), have at least a bachelor’s degree and have or be eligible for a license with the Colorado Department of Education. The position begins in August of 2013 and is based on a 185-day contract. Salary is competitive. Obtain an application from the website,, and send to Northeast BOCES, Tamara Durbin, P.O. Box 98, Haxtun, CO 80731 or email to tdurbin@ For questions, call 970-774-6152, x222. Application deadline: May 11, 2013. 9-2tc HELP WANTED—Local CDL driver needed. Call 970-580-9028 or 970-854-2392. 9-1tc HELP WANTED—Daytime help needed. Apply within. KarDale’s, Holyoke. 9-2tc HELP WANTED—New Cobblestone Inn & Suites in Holyoke, CO hiring for front desk, housekeeping and bartending. Please apply in person at the Peerless Center, 212 S. Interocean Ave., Holyoke, CO from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. April 30 and May 1. 8-2tc

Feed & seed

HELP WANTED—Haxtun Schools has the following employment opportunities available: first-grade teacher–classroom size approx. 22 students; middle school science teacher–classroom size approx. 22 students; secondary science teacher–position includes Intro to Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental/Earth Science and Physics (some classes are offered alternating years), high school enrollment averages 95 students; HS girls’ basketball coaching is a possibility with the above teaching positions. Licensed/experienced applicant preferred, but all applicants who could become licensed will be given serious consideration. Haxtun School District does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its hiring, programs or activities. Visit www. for an application or contact Lynda Firme: 970-774-6111, 201 W. Powell St., Haxtun, CO 80731, lyndafirme@ 8-2tc HELP WANTED—Regent Park Nursing & Rehab in Holyoke is looking for a part-time cook. Contact Sue at 970-854-2251. Must pass background check and drug/alcohol test. EOE. 8-2tc HELP WANTED—Imperial Manor has an immediate opening for a part-time morning cook and a part-time dishwasher. Background check is required. We are an EEOC facility. Please contact Kelsey if interested, 308-882-5333, or stop in at 933 Grant St., Imperial, Neb. 8-2tIhgw HELP WANTED—Kansas Grain Inspection Service, Sidney, Neb., is looking for a commodity sampler (beans) for the Holyoke area. Successful applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test. All materials and training will be provided by KGIS. Must have a valid driver’s license. For more information, call Terry at 308-254-3975. 7-3tp HELP WANTED—As our company grows, so does the need for good drivers. PSI Transport in Hoxie, Kan., is looking for livestock and grain haulers. Health, dental, life insurance as well as other benefits upon hire. Contact 785-675-3477 for more info. 33-tfIhgw

garage SAles GARAGE SALE—Multi-party garage sale Friday, April 26, 5-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m.noon. 634 W. Gordon St. Furniture, washer/dryer, luggage and lots, lots more. 9-1tp GARAGE SALES—Venango, Neb., community garage sales, Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Picnic lunch at Cactus Palace, $4. Maps available at Cactus Palace May 1. 8-3tGih

FOR SALE—Oat seed, alfalfa seed and grass seed. Call John at Colson Agency, 308-882-4909 or 308-882-0203. 51-11thgI

livestock FOR SALE—2-year-old registered Angus virgin bulls. DEW Drop Angus, 308-423-2191, leave a message. 8-2tIhgw

Farm Misc. FOR SALE—2009 NH T6070 tractor for sale. 120 hp with front-wheel assist. 580 hours. 308-423-2191, leave a message. 8-2tIhgw

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Position on Irrigated Farm Available.

Must be dependable, reliable and self-motivated with acceptable driving record. Must be able to be CDL rated. We operate new and late model equipment. Center pivot maintenance and mechanical experience helpful. References required. Benefits/insurance available.

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Transportation Maintenance Worker I Colorado Department of Transportation Holyoke, Colorado Colorado Department of Transportation

Salary Range $2,808/month

Performs variety of highway maintenance duties. Must have a Class A or B CDL, 1 1/2 years labor experience in heavy construction (physical labor) or farming/ranching experience AND six (6) months heavy equipment operation/farming equipment experience OR 1 1/2 years heavy equipment operation/farming or ranching equipment experience AND six (6) months labor experience in heavy construction (physical labor). Must live within 20 miles, 30 minutes driving time in adverse weather conditions.

Apply online at You must be a resident of Colorado to apply. The State of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE—Phillips County will be receiving proposals to construct a metal pole frame parking structure east of the County Courthouse. Plans and specifications can be obtained from the Administration office at the Phillips County Courthouse at 221 S. Interocean Ave., Holyoke, CO or by calling 970-8543778. Phillips County reserves the right to refuse or reject any or all proposals. 9-1tc NOTICE—Baby chicks are here at Jake’s Feed. Stop in and check them out! 9-1tc NOTICE—Tired? Feeling run-down? Put a pep in your step with a pedicure! Come check out our new whirlpool spa pedicure chair. Taking appointments. Call Amanda (970-571-3133) or Connie (970520-7345) today! 9-2tc NOTICE—Wednesday night special, 8-piece chicken take-out, $13.95. The Skillet, Holyoke, CO, 970-8542150. 9-2tc NOTICE—Sterling Workforce Center (Kathy Campbell, 970-522-9340) at Family Education Services, Holyoke, May 2 and 16 (first and third Thursday every month), noon-2 p.m. for any employment service assistance. 9-1tc

FOR SALE FOR SALE—CONFIRMATION gift ideas at Fine Things Jewelry & Gifts, Imperial, Neb., 308-8823070. 9-1tIhgw FOR SALE—Women’s Lynx golf clubs. Brand new, used twice. Retail $699, selling for $300. Call 970-854-4222. 9-1tp FOR SALE—MOTHER’S DAY is May 12. Order personalized pendants/rings (from $90) by APRIL 29 to guarantee Mother’s Day delivery. Fine Things Jewelry & Gifts, Imperial, Neb.,, 308-882-3070. 8-2tIhgw FOR SALE—Freezer beef. Keith Sagehorn, 970-854-3199. 8-2tc FOR SALE—20’ Toy Hauler 2001 camper for sale. Call 308-4640829. 1-tfcIhgw

Seeking experienced PT Cook/Dishwasher For consideration, submit resume to recruit@ or apply in person to

Haxtun Hospital District 235 W. Fletcher St. Haxtun, CO

HAXTUN HOSPITAL DISTRICT IS GROWING! We are seeking well-qualified individuals for the following positions: RN, LPN and CNA. Please submit cover letter and resume to recruit@fortehumanresources. com or apply in person at:

Haxtun Hospital District 235 W. Fletcher Street Haxtun, CO 80731

NOTICE—Antique appraisals. Members and public, Fort Sedgwick Museum, annual program, Sunday, April 28, doors open 1:30 p.m. Door prizes, silent auction, refreshments. 970-474-2061. 8-2tc NOTICE—2 for $25 Fridays at The Skillet Restaurant. Friday nights, share an appetizer for two, two entrees, two desserts. 970-8542150. 8-2tc NOTICE—Ask Mike—Bring your treasures for free appraisal at Fort Sedgwick Museum, annual public program, Sunday, April 28, doors open 1:30 p.m. 970-474-2061. 8-2tc NOTICE—Parts for fence chargers and service available at Bill’s TV, Holyoke, CO, 970-854-2627. 2-tfcHigw NOTICE—DISH—Shop local. Order local. Stay local. Serving this area since 1995. Do not call that 800 number. All promotions available. H & B Home Service, authorized Dish retailer. 970-854-2745. hbhome. 48-tfcHigj

for rent FOR RENT—2-bedroom house in Venango, Neb., with washer, dryer, stove and refrigerator. Call 308447-5775. 9-1tpGh FOR LEASE—Grain Bins, 24,000 cu. ft.; and Quonset Hut (80x40). Venango, Neb., area. Call 720-9352459. 8-tfc All forms of

Domestic Well Service Pumps • Windmills Complete Water Systems Installations Service

Ault Well Service Day or Night call: 970-463-8822 Mark Ault

Stone Motors Inc. Julesburg, CO

Doug Stone

970-520-1100 (Cell) Or Toll Free


Wellstone Industries, LLC dba Twiss & Wilson Drilling License #985


• Well Drilling & Well Repair • Sewer Systems • Pump Installation & Repair • Tanks & Pipelines • Solar & Windmill Installation & Repair “We are committed to providing quality workmanship and excellent customer service!” Bryan Beckner, owner

AR Clerk Position Open

Melissa Memorial Hospital has an opening for a full-time AR Clerk for Family Practice Clinic. Must have experience in billing, credit and collections. This individual must be detail oriented, have good communication and interpersonal skills, good computer skills, including Excel, able to work well with the public, function successfully in a team environment and have good organizational skills. For more information, contact Deb Schimonitz at 970-854-2241 ext. 245 or stop by 1001 E. Johnson Street, Holyoke, CO and pick up an application. East Phillips County Hospital District is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


ADMiniStRAtive/HuMAn ReSouRCe ASSiStAnt

Perkins County Health Services

is seeking a qualified and motivated individual with a business or administrative associates/bachelor’s degree or two years equivalent work experience in one of those areas. Human Resource knowledge a plus but not required. A full benefits package available with this position. Interested applicants contact:

Alicia Fraley, Human Resource Manager, 308-352-7187

Applications available from the Human Resource Office or can be downloaded from Deadline for applications: May 3, 2013

4-18-13PERKINS admin human res asstHEALTH 2 weeksSERVICES GIH COUNTY

AcTiviTy DEpT c.N.A

Do you enjoy working with people from all walks of life?

We work with farmers, teachers, bankers, accountants, grandmas and grandpas, attorneys, truck drivers, dirt movers and dancers! • We are looking for an energetic, creative and pleasant certified nursing assistant to help us in our activity department at Golden Ours Convalescent Home! This position is full time with some weekends also. • We have openings on our 2-10 p.m. shift for certified nursing assistants also! Must be a team player and love our seniors! Both PT and FT positions! Join our fun TEAM by contacting Alicia Fraley, Human Resource Manager, 900 Lincoln, Grant, NE 69140 or call 308-352-7187

Real Estate

Cards of thanks

HOUSE FOR SALE—4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, fenced-in back yard, attached 2-car garage. 725 S. Baxter Ave. For more information, please call 970-854-3345. 9-1tc FOR SALE—House for sale, 1045 S. Bowman Ave. 100% financing available for qualified buyers. Please contact Holyoke Credit Union for further information, 970854-3109. 6-tfc FOR SALE—3-bedroom, 1-bathroom house. Good location. Contact Nick, 970-520-4569. 52-tfc FOR SALE—40 acres. Good opportunity for development, in the city limits. Contact Nick, 970-5204569. 52-tfc FOR SALE—40 acres—35 acres farmable. Balance house, garage and other outbuildings. Southwest of Holyoke. 970-520-3170. 43-tfc

Card of Thanks Thank you, PC Telcom, for the nice meal you served at the annual meeting and for the wonderful gift we won—a Kindle Fire. We love it! Thanks again, Joyce and Jay Dean Krueger p Card of Thanks Thank you to everyone for coming by to help me celebrate my retirement at the open house the Credit Union hosted for me Friday afternoon. Special thanks to Credit Union staff for their time and effort put into the open house. The afternoon couldn’t have been nicer. Thanks again, Ron Goldenstein p

In memoriam In Memoriam In remembrance of T. Melvin Moon, who left this world one year ago, April 22, 2012. Happy trails to you. Sadly missed by friends, neighbors and family. c

found FOUND—Young, male dog found April 20 southeast of Holyoke on County Road 14. Call to identify and claim, 970-854-2852. 9-1tnc

Home Inspections

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Dorothy Scott—Broker

Toby Thompson—Assoc. Broker

580-0581 (Toby) Office—854-2928

✭New Listing: 304 So. Reynolds. Full basement, 2 BR, 1 1/2 baths. Large garage. A must see. Only 70,000. ✭1040 So. Belford. 2 BR, 2 BA modular. Recently remodeled. Only $105,000. ✭Newly reconstructed 3 BR home. 503 So. Walsh. ✭715 E. Hale. 4 BR split level on large lot. $172,000. ✭ 2 BR, 2 BA, finished basement, attached garage. 345 So. Bowman. $135,900 ✭2 BR townhome, 2 BA, living room with fireplace, fenced-in backyard, attached garage. Priced only at $115,000. 612 E. Jules. ✭Commercial property. 6,500 sq. ft. brick bldg. 110 So. Interocean. ✭Commercial bldg on Main St. Over 3,000 sq. ft. 115 So. Interocean. $125,000. ✭3 BR, brick home. 627 E. Emerson. $67,500. ✭3 or 4 BR, 2 BA, 2 car gar. $115,000. 920 E. Furry. ✭3 BR, 2 BA home, just remodeled, 2 car garage. $90,000. 905 So. Sherman. ✭205 So. Coleman. 4 BR, 2 BA, A-frame home, 2 car gar. Make offer.

Lighthouse Real Estate Julie Wiebke, Realtor 970-580-9262 •

NEW LISTING—300 W. 8th, Julesburg. GORGEOUS home with too many features to list! 3 BR, 3 bath. $299,000. NEW LISTING—310 S. Wynona. 3 BR home, master bath, 2 car attached garage, fenced yard, open floor plan. $132,000.

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NEW LISTING—218 S. Morlan. 2 BR homent withra new ctinterior, large kitchen. $50,000. 340 S. Reynolds. TOTALLY renovated interior, check out pics on web. 3 BR, family room and office. $135,000. 865 E. Gordon. Home on a large lot, plus an additional 16,000 s.f. lot. 3 BR home with unfinished basement and 3 car garage. Interior has an unfinished 30x18 addition, and needs work, but great potential. $152,500. 1443 E. Hale. 3 BR home on nearly 2 acres. Just outside of Holyoke. $139,000. 205 Parker in Ovid. Beautiful home, 2,508 sq. ft. COMPLETELY renovated in 1992. Master bath, all the amenities, you can even buy it with the furnishings. $190,000. 205 S. Reynolds. Cozy 3 BR home, family room and living room, attached garage, fenced backyard. $85,000.

er Home can be a 4 BR. Garage with Und 526 S. Campbell. Lovely home with huge shop/garage. work area is 1,040 s.f. and has heat and $104,500. ract nt CoAC. 12056 County Road 35. Beautiful home on appr. 5 acres. Built in 2005, custom cabinetry, mother-in-law suite, many more extras. $399,000. 245 W. Furry. Recently remodeled, lovely 3 BR home with detached garage on corner lot. $135,000. 645 S. Sheridan. 4 bedroom home, 4 fireplaces, spa room, brick, front patio, back patio, brick SOLD fence, gazebo and more. $275,000. 639 S. Bowman. 4 BR home, new siding, central air, new windows and NEW KITCHEN, fenced back yard. Check it out! $89,000. For pictures & details on these and other homes, go to or stop by 800 E. Denver.

Sully Team Realty

Olga Sullivan, Broker 970-520-5705

Jeff Sullivan, Broker 970-520-2740

127 E. Denver St. Ste. B, Holyoke, CO

• New Listing: 626 S. Bowman Ave. — 2 bdrm, 1 bath, beautiful hardwood floors throughout, 1 car garage, very clean, move-in ready, $63,000. • New Listing: 702 W. Fletcher, 4 lots, Haxtun, CO — Two lots have water, sewer and electricity! Ready for a mobile home or house. $39,000. Great investment! • New Listing: 405 S. Campbell Ave. — 3 bdrm, 2 bath. • New Listing: 443 S. Interocean — Zoned Commercial-2, brick. 2,290 sq. ft. on upper level and 2,290 in basement. Upper is nice and open, basement open with a big kitchen. $85,000. • 320 S. Belford Ave. — Charming home with character! Hardwood floors, 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths, with a sitting room. 1 car garage. Xeriscaping fenced yard. $89,900. • 128 S. High School Ave. — 3 bdrm, 2 bath plus income opportunity by renting basement. $79,900. • 815 S. Bowman Ave. — 4 bdrm, 3 bath, open floor plan, with attached garage and full basement. Pergo flooring in kitchen/dining rm. 3,400 sq. ft. total. $179,000. • 335 S. Sheridan — 4 bdrm, 1 bath, 1 car garage. • Haxtun, CO, 14508 CR 59 — 2.58 acres, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, plus 2 rooms. Nice big house, 1,844 sq. ft. PLUS a huge quonset 2,760 sq. ft. and other buildings. $97,000. • Haxtun, CO, 58002 CR N — 4 bdrm, 2 bath, open floor plan. 3 decks. 1,652 sq. ft. Very nice manufactured home on 2.5 acres. Shares well. $95,000. • Wray, CO, 225 Elm — Very nice home: 3 bdrm, 1 bath, 1 car garage. Refrigerator, dishwasher, stove included. • 640 S. Bowman Ave. — 3 bdrm, 1 bath, large corner lot. Newly remodeled. $69,000. • 812 E. Furry St. — Spacious home and lot!!! Lot is 38,750 sq. ft. House is 2,680 sq. ft., family room, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, with 5 pc master bath. Garage (45x30) 1,350 sq. ft. $169,000. • 127 E. Carnahan St. — Residential or maintain as apts. All 3 currently rented, excellent income potential. Upper apt. 1,376 sq. ft., main level 1,216 sq. ft., basement 1,216 sq. ft. New Price—$89,000 incl. corner lot. • 3,800 sq. ft. commercial building — 118 N. Interocean, full of potential possibilities plus full basement and an apartment in the back. 3-phase power. Very spacious!!! New price $125,000.






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Tips offered to help fend off workplace fatigue

   Using nonstick cookware when preparing favorite meals can reduce reliance on oil or butter, cutting fat and calories from one’s diet.

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2013 legislative session nears the end

By Marianne Goodland The 2013 legislative session is nearing the end of its 120day calendar, which means legislators are moving quickly to finish work on what’s left of the 600 bills introduced this year. In the House, more than 100 bills and resolutions are scheduled for action in the next week. The bill to require rural electric co-ops to boost their use of renewable energy resources passed the state Senate last week, with an 18-17 vote that shows the bill is far from a done deal. Two Democrats, Sens. Mary Hodge (D-Brighton) and Lois Tochtrop (D-Adams County) voted with the Senate’s 15 Republicans against Senate Bill 13-252. Under the bill, certain rural electric co-ops would be required to increase their use of renewable energy sources from the current standard of 10 percent to 25 percent by 2020. The rural co-ops impacted by SB 252 are Tri-State Generation & Transmission and Intermountain Rural Electric Association. Tri-State has estimated that the bill will cost $3 billion to implement and will raise electric bills for its 18 member co-ops throughout rural Colorado. Supporters, including renewable energy vendors, say it will continue Colorado’s leadership in renewable energy and will provide jobs to a struggling industry.

Republicans mounted an all-day filibuster during their second reading debate on April 12, hoping to sway a couple of Democrat votes on the bill. The following Monday, they continued, with four more hours of debate before the final vote. During that final debate, Sen. Greg Brophy (R-Wray), asked the bill’s sponsors, Senate President John Morse (D-Colorado Springs) and Sen. Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass Village) why they want to hurt rural Coloradans. “Why do you want to do this to my neighbors and me? Why take money from my family to give to your special interest friends?” he asked. Brophy said the cost to cover the additional renewable energy standard will raise electric bills by 15 percent. He estimated the cost to the Wray School District at $30,000 more per year and said it could result in the loss of a teacher in the classroom to cover the higher electric bills. SB 252 now moves to the House and its bulging schedule. In other action at the capitol this week: More than three months after its initial introduction, a bill to grant eminent domain rights to oil pipeline companies has finally cleared the Senate. SB 191 was the second version of a bill introduced on the first day of the 2013 session, but

its progress through the Senate has been slow due to concerns over safety and the rights of irrigation ditch companies. The Senate voted 25-10 on April 15 to send the bill to the House, where it faces an uncertain future due to opposition to the bill from the House Majority Leader. The vote was bipartisan, with Democrats and Republicans voting both in favor and against it. SB 191 went through a second reading debate on April 12, but there was no debate and little comment on the bill when it went through its final vote. The bill stems from a 2012 Colorado Supreme Court ruling against Sinclair Transportation, which used its alleged eminent domain authority to obtain an additional easement for a 10-inch petroleum pipeline in Johnstown. The court told Sinclair it did not have eminent domain rights and in fact had never had them under state law. The land is owned by Ivar and Donna Larson of Johnstown. Sinclair has had an easement on the land for a 6-inch pipeline since 1963, long before the Larsons owned the land. The lawsuit was sent back to Weld County Court, and on April 8 a Weld County district judge ordered Sinclair to remove one of the pipelines. According to the Larsons, the company asked that they be allowed to cap one of the lines,

in hopes that SB 191 is signed into law. Sinclair could then initiate eminent domain proceedings to gain the second easement. However, the Larsons insisted that one of the lines be removed, and on April 9 the company dug up the 6-inch line. Sen. Mary Hodge (D-Brighton) acknowledged that she gained last-minute support for SB 191 in the final days before the Senate vote by offering a new bill, SB 275, to create an interim legislative committee to study pipeline safety issues. The interim committee is charged under the bill to meet six times, to study safety issues and recommend legislation, and must conclude its work by July 1, 2014. The interim committee proposed in SB 275 would have 10 legislative members and one member appointed by the governor. SB 275 was heard by the Senate Local Government Committee on Tuesday, the same committee that passed SB 191. The new bill passed on a 3-2 party-line vote and was sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee for further action. During the April 16 hearing, Hodge said issues about pipeline safety seemed to “rise to the top” during discussions of both SB 191 and its predecessor, SB 21. “It seems to me we need to find out if they’re safe” or if new laws are needed. Sen. David Balmer (R-Centennial) voted against the bill,

claiming that the notion of an interim committee appeared to imply that pipelines aren’t safe and that the committee would be looking for problems that don’t exist. However, Sen. Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass Village) said she believed the process for oversight needed review. The only member of the public to testify on SB 275 was Jeb Seman of the Colorado Petroleum Association, who had testified in favor of the earlier pipeline bills. Seman said his organization had not taken a formal position on SB 275. “We heard very clearly over the course of the session concerns about pipeline safety,” Seman told the committee. Given those concerns, the interim committee could review data that shows pipelines are the safest manner for transporting petroleum products and that the committee could help produce a “uniform and consistent understanding” about how pipelines work. Interim committees usually meet during the summer, and in addition to obtaining approval from the full legislature, must also be approved by the General Assembly’s legislative council committee. That committee reviews all requests for interim committees, including their funding, and usually approves four. There are currently at least six that will be discussed and prioritized when the Legislative Council meets on April 26.

College news   Brooke Parker, a 2012 graduate of Holyoke High School, was recently named to the Colorado Christian University undergraduate Dean’s List, which recognizes outstanding student academic performances during the semester. To receive the honor, Parker achieved a grade point average of 3.7 or better and was carrying a full-time course load of at least 13 credits. Parker is the daughter of Curt and Chandra Parker of Holyoke.

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Innovator of the Year

Clayton takes science to fun rather than formula level By Brenda Johnson Brandt Ninth-grade physical science students at HHS construct impressive roller coasters built for marbles to learn about laws of motion. Chemistry students play Battleship Periodic Table to navigate the periodic table. Students make homemade ice cream and slime, and they tie-dye clothing to test how chemical reactions take place. Science teacher Ashley Clayton is the instigator of the innovative learning taking place at Holyoke JR/SR High and is this year’s Emerald Award winner for Innovator of the Year. “Mrs. Clayton uses best practices to encourage students to become active learners and not just passive recipients of knowledge,” said teacher Heather Bieber in nominating Clayton for the Innovator Award. She continually goes above and beyond the requirements of a classroom teacher to develop interactive hands-on science projects for her students. Bieber acknowledges these experiments require risktaking. After gathering materials and coming up with creative ideas, will students be invested? Will the experiment be successful?

“I want kids to know they can do science, even though they come from a small town.” —Ashley Clayton “Ashley knows the benefits that students gain from conducting such experiments greatly outweigh the risks, and she frequently incorporates them into her classes,” wrote Bieber. Angela Powell hails Clayton for revitalizing and revolutionizing the science department. “She has reignited students’ passion for science,” said Powell. In another nomination letter, counselor Summer Maloney cited the love of learning and love of science that Clayton strives to instill in her students. “She wants learning

“She is kind, compassionate and fun, yet sets high expectations for all of her students.” —Summer Maloney

   Ashley Clayton works on a group lesson with her ICAP students. The periodic table in the background is a dominant element of her science classroom and is one base for which Clayton develops innovative learning techniques for students.   —Enterprise photo to be fun, and this is evident in the types of things she does in class,” wrote Maloney. “She takes so much time to plan for every class and come up with new and exciting activities so that they can enjoy learning just as she does,” said Maloney. “Her students appreciate what she does in the classroom.” “Her belief that hands-on learning makes complex topics less daunting has helped numerous students enjoy and develop a passion for science,” said Powell. “She’s also teaching them 21st century skills by allowing them to be in charge of their own learning.” Clayton said the way she chooses to teach was impacted by her experience as a child. Taking the boredom out of going to school every day is her purpose. She likes her lessons to answer the “so-what?” and she makes a conscientious attempt to make her science classes full of fun, not just formulas. Whether it be her physical science, chemistry, physics or eighth-grade science classes, she looks for ways to give relevance to the lessons. “I want kids to know that

they can do science, even though they come from a small town,” said Clayton. If they want to be an engineer or start a tie-dye business, Clayton wants her students to have confidence in themselves to believe they can do whatever they desire. “Science can be difficult,” said Clayton. Seeing kids be able to work through the hard stuff and have confidence means a great deal to this innovative teacher. Random science lessons include such concepts as the reason one puts oil in their car every 3,000 miles. “I try to keep lessons life-related,” explained Clayton. For example, she helps students relate to the use of a formula for seeing how hard they throw a ball. She admits they may never use that again, but it gives relevance to theories. Clayton is in tune to each individual student’s needs and works hard to make sure she demonstrates this in class to every student. “She may put together three different ways to learn one lesson so that her kids who need to hear it, see it or feel it can do so for every task they are given,” said Maloney.

“She is kind, compassionate and fun, yet sets high expectations for all of her students,” added Maloney. Bieber referenced another dimension of Clayton’s teaching in involving life beyond the science room walls. “On multiple occasions, she has created science scavenger hunts around the school. in these hunts, students travel throughout the building solving science problems and taking ownership for their learning,” said Bieber. She is extremely dedicated to not only teaching students about science but also teaching them critical thinking skills. Somewhere in her busy schedule, Clayton finds time to incorporate other disciplines into her lessons. Recently, freshmen who were

academic areas well. She cited a recent history/English integrated project focused on the World War I era. She was quite impressed when students asked science questions about gas attacks to add perspective and depth to their English/ history project. “I am so impressed with the people I work with,” said Clayton. She noted her fellow teachers truly value giving Holyoke students a good education. Teaching life skills beyond the walls of the school is important to Clayton, and she enjoys incorporating those lessons in her 10th-grade ICAP class. The Individual Career and Academic Plans further enhance the push to help kids to be successful. Clayton likes the ICAP approach that lets students build all the tiny, little steps to success. Tutoring experience sparks Clayton’s passion for teaching Pharmacy school was Clayton’s focus as she started her college education at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley on a softball scholarship. As part of the softball team at UNC, players had to choose different community service activities to participate in. Clayton chose to tutor at-risk students. “That sparked my passion for education,” she admits. Unable to switch majors without jeopardizing her softball scholarship, Clayton con-

  Ashley Clayton is pictured with her husband Justin and son Levi.

Innovator of the Year

Ashley Clayton

Current position: JR/SR High science teacher. Education: 2004 graduate of Fort Morgan High School, Fort Morgan, CO; 2008 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, B.S. in chemistry. Job experience: Teaching in Holyoke has been my first and only job as a teacher. I worked at Maurice’s Clothing during high school, as well as office work for my dad at Farmland Co-op. I worked for my grandma at City Pharmacy in Fort Morgan and at the Springmaid Outlet store in Loveland during college. I also worked at Subway in Holyoke the summer of 2008 before school and my “new job” as a teacher began. Family: Husband, Justin; son, Levi; parents, Don and Shelby Geist; siblings, Trevor Geist, Britt Smith and Miranda Geist; grandparents, Don and Maxine Geist, Jim and Virginia Foley; in-laws, Mark and Jean Clayton. Hobbies: •Playing with Levi. •Watching sports (Broncos, college football and softball, Holyoke athletics). Community involvement: I have coached summer rec softball for the last two years. Favorite Holyoke school memories: •Seeing MANY of my students work really hard at something they were sure was too difficult, only to excel at it in the end! •Having the chance to coach softball every fall. I have many great memories because of the softball team. However, running down the hallways of the elementary school and being escorted out of town by the fire department after the girls had qualified for state the first time will stick with me forever. Favorite Holyoke memories: •Bringing my son home from the hospital. •Going to watch my family race stock cars at the race track. •Harvest meals in the field. It is a very busy time for any farming family, but I am lucky that my family likes to break for dinner. We enjoy great meals around a table, sometimes in the middle of nowhere! Role models: My parents. They have both pushed my siblings and me to always do our very best. They have taught us how to handle adversity and to not be afraid to work hard for the things you want in life.

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the end of her fifth school year in Holyoke. Softball coaching is another area in which Clayton influences kids. She thrives on teaching the students how to be team players, with emphasis on expecting the best from themselves every day. “Sports taught me a lot of life lessons and made me the person I am,” said Clayton. Learning to deal with failure and disappointment and how to move on after a disappointment are important. “I didn’t become a teacher to coach sports, but I’m lucky to be able to do that too,” said Clayton. Crediting her parents for pushing her to do her very best, Clayton acknowledges they have taught her how to handle adversity and to not be afraid to work hard for the things she desires in life. While Clayton is clearly an innovator in the classroom, Bieber points out that her initiatives don’t end there. She serves on many committees focused on improving practices. These include logistics of the Academic Opportunity Center, student success and teacher effectiveness. Her innovative approach is an advantage on the leadership team and Positive Behavior Support committee on which she has served. Quick to push the limelight elsewhere, Clayton emphasizes the value of support. She said she’s thankful to be in a school district where the board,

   Ashley Clayton looks over the shoulders of 10th-grade ICAP students Anastasia Conklin, pictured at left, and Stefani Razo.   —Enterprise photo learning about nuclear power were asked to write an argumentation essay where they took a position on whether or not they would appreciate or allow the building of a nuclear power plant by their home. “Ashley took a risk by holding her students to high expectations,” said Bieber. “They were not only graded on their science knowledge but also on their ability to defend an argument.” Clayton works with other

tinued in the science field, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry in 2008. She took a nontraditional route to obtain her education hours and to earn her teacher licensure. She completed the alternative program through BOCES, taking classes during her first year as an employed teacher at HHS. At the end of that year, she was a fully-licensed teacher, and her innovative ideas continue to grow as she now nears

superintendent, administrators and teachers work so hard to give students the very best, even in hard financial times. The Re-1J Education Foundation’s support of science is also appreciated by Clayton. In general, she touts the full community. “It is an amazing thing to see the kids so wellsupported,” said Clayton. “The community is really invested in our kids.” Clayton’s support system also includes her husband, Justin, who she said is very encouraging. Justin graduated from HHS in 2004 and NJC in 2006 and is involved in his family’s farming operation. T h e C l ay t o n s h ave a n 18-month-old son, Levi, who’s already well-known in the school. Born just before his mom’s post-season softball play in 2011, he was a part of the team from the very beginning. Clayton is a dedicated mom to Levi while transitioning to balance school work with home life, according to Maloney. Her creative approach to science continues to escalate, and colleagues and students all look forward to the new ideas she has in store for them. Innovation at its best—that’s Ashley Clayton.

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Innovator of the Year

Compassion for all leads Austin to heartwarming success By Brenda Johnson Brandt From working with students who are struggling academically to mentoring fellow teachers, Mary Austin’s compassion is evident on a daily basis at Holyoke Elementary School. With sincere respect and appreciation for the care and concern Austin demonstrates for her students and fellow educators, four colleagues nominated her for the Heart Award in the 2013 Emerald Awards program. “Mary truly has a heart for her students and a heart for those she works with,” said Lynn Schneider. “Specifically, Mary is in the business of making a difference in the lives of others,” added Kimberlee Bennett. “A priority for Mary is a student’s well-being and education,” said the nomination letter from Cathy Sullivan and Yesenia Bencomo. “She is a natural mentor whose door is always open,” they added. Austin has served as Title I teacher at Holyoke Elementary for the past four years but was in the kindergarten classroom for 14 years prior to that. Her love of her young students was so evident in her kindergarten classroom as she helped ease the transition in to the school setting for so many young ones. “Her boundless patience, gentle manner and warm hugs helped soothe many a crying child or concerned parent,” said Schneider. She worked tirelessly to create a classroom in which each and every child felt welcome and valued, and she went beyond the classroom to ensure that parents knew that they were important to her as well. Then along came Reading First, and “our world changed forever,” said Austin. Schneider said when the elementary school received the Reading First grant, Austin was on the forefront of implementing and building the program as she realized what a benefit it would be to the early elementary students. Much more rigor was introduced into the reading program. Teachers followed a scripted program and learned about data-driven instruction.

“Her boundless patience, gentle manner and warm hugs helped soothe many a crying child or concerned parent.” —Lynn Schneider Austin was a leader in the building level team that met regularly to discuss students’ needs, resources and interventions. “I truly admired her contributions to our building leadership team and the insights she was able to offer into each and every student with regard to their strengths and needs,” said Schneider. Austin said she didn’t realize how widespread the Reading First strategies were until she and her husband Jim were visiting their daughter Natalie, who was on her Peace Corps assignment in Kenya. One day their driver took them to a Masai village where the children were attending

“She is a natural mentor whose door is always open.” —Cathy Sullivan, Yesenia Bencomo school in their classroom on the side of a hill. She described how little ones were seated side by side on benches under a tarp, listening to two young men who were sons of the chief. Noticing that they were working from a large sheet of paper that looked very much like the Reading First templates, Austin asked if she might take a turn at teaching. She said the procedure was the same “I do, we do, you do” that they used at Holyoke Elementary, so she felt comfort-

program four years ago, Austin continues to be a strong advocate and support for her students. “She possesses great insight into a student’s academic weaknesses and possible educational approaches to help him/her,” said Sullivan and Bencomo. They noted Austin consistently looks for a method that will benefit the student and is willing to substitute a replacement program if the current one is not working. However, Austin’s concern for her students goes beyond the walls and halls of the school. She notices if a child is in need of a coat or school supplies or is not getting the nutrition and sleep needed, said Sullivan and Bencomo. Beyond that, she brings staff together by organizing

   Mary Austin works with some of her third-grade reading group students, pictured from left, Marco Mendoza, Juan Diaz, Angel Martinez and Carlos Legarreta.   —Enterprise photo you know until they know how much you care,’” Austin added.

   Mary Austin, pictured in center, steps up to the reading chart at a classroom on the hill in a Masai village in Kenya when she and her husband Jim were visiting their daughter, Natalie. She recognized the board material that looked very much like the Reading First templates and took her turn at teaching. able stepping up to the chart. Always armed with a good story, Austin explained how the students were being taught the /oi/ sound in English words, repeating what their young teachers modeled for them. All the while, they had no context for the words, one of which was soil, said Austin. As she taught, she picked up some dirt from the ground and repeated “soil.” “The quizzical looks on their sweet faces were enough to tell me that this was not going to be an Annie Sullivan moment,” said Austin with a quick laugh. Austin’s ability to be lighthearted yet maintain authority make for a win-win in the classroom. A recent visit to her third-grade reading class showed a fun environment for learning, yet one in which she had full control. Students were engaged. Perhaps she picked this up from her own experience as a student back in the day at Holyoke High School. “Max Bernard was our principal, and we toed the line,” said Austin. “His booming voice was enough to restore order in the hallways; however, he was able to laugh at practical jokes and praised us when we were deserving.” Moving into the Title I

breakfasts, suggesting fun gift exchanges or planning send-offs for departing staff members, said Bennett. “She consistently engages in boosting staff morale.” Austin said her own mother lived a life of generous hospitality. With her parents, Joe and Theresa Ortner, as her role models, it seems she comes by the nurturing role quite naturally. Her parents would be proud. “Mary is always among the first to see when a fellow teacher has a need and to step in and see what she can do to help,” said Schneider. “Not only does she offer advice, she volunteers her time to share classroom management strategies, loan supplies and model teaching— anything that will help her colleagues and students succeed at Holyoke Elementary School,” said Sullivan and Bencomo. They pointed out that she gladly lends this support even if it cuts into her personal time. Austin said there were many good things that came out of the Reading First program, one of which was the camaraderie among the teachers. “We were going to sink or swim together!” She certainly does her best to keep that camaraderie alive.

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“Threaded throughout a person’s teaching career are her connections with others,” said Austin. She elaborated that those relationships are the basis of the caring atmosphere that permeates the school. “Without one another, teachers and students would be unable to rise to their full potential,” said Austin. “It goes back to the saying, ‘They don’t care how much

Austin takes 26-year break Austin earned a bachelor’s degree from then-Colorado State College in Greeley in 1969, with a double major in elementary education and arts and sciences and a minor in social sciences. She taught first grade in Holyoke for one year before taking a 26-year hiatus from the regular classroom for her and husband Jim to raise their five children. Austin admits it was during her 26 years of raising their family that she learned what it was to really be a teacher and the important role that parents have in their children’s education. “Serving as a parent, catechism teacher, director of religious education for St. Patrick Parish and 4-H leader taught me more about the learning styles of children than any college course I have taken,” said Austin. During those years, her perspective also changed. “I can remember wondering during my first year of teaching how parents could possibly send spelling papers spattered with grape juice back to school. In later years, I became grateful for those papers, reassured that the paper had made it back to school and that the child had eaten some breakfast,” said Austin. When first asked by school board member Lonnie Carlstrom if she would consider teaching kindergarten, Austin said she told him a person would have to be crazy to teach kindergarten.

Something piqued her interest, however. “Now I realize that it was the hand of God guiding me toward one of the most amazing experiences of my life,” said Austin. She said she fell absolutely in love with the kindergarten students and worked hard to give them a good start. Jim Yakel, the principal at the time, told her that her job was to cause her students to love school. She took that purpose to heart. “We had grand times as I learned about the kindergarten curriculum right along with them,” said Austin. Field trips, finger painting, holiday celebrations, artwork hanging from the lights, parents helping with math groups and story time all became special events. Family is extremely important to Austin, and teaching her grandchildren, Austin and Josie Herman, rank among her fondest memories. Her grandson was careful to call her Mrs. Austin, while “Nana” slipped out only occasionally. One classmate was sure that his mother didn’t know what she was talking about when she said Mrs. Austin was young Austin’s grandma. Austin’s husband Jim retired

“It goes back to the saying, ‘They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.’ ” —Mary Austin last month from his position as agronomy plant manager for Grainland Co-op. They especially enjoy their five children and their families. Austin said teaching Title I has been a good transition for her, thanks to Sullivan’s tutelage. She added that working alongside Sullivan, Nancy Kennedy and Bennett in the Title I program has been rewarding. “How wonderful that the Heart Award has been created, as it represents the bond that exists amongst folks who are involved in the nurturing of our children,” said Austin. “Therefore, it cannot be awarded to one person alone. I am honored to accept it on behalf of all of those whose efforts, love and talents are invested every day in the children of our community.”

   Austin family members are pictured from left, front row, Austin Herman, Natalie Austin, Julie Austin, Anne Slothower, Mary Austin and Jim Austin; and in back, Lauren Herman, Toby Austin, James Austin, Trudy Herman, Ben Austin, Josie Herman, Chris Austin, Emery Slothower, Andrew Slothower, Dennis Herman, Grace Austin and Hill Slothower.

Heart Award

Mary Austin

Current position: Title I teacher. Education: Graduated Holyoke High School, 1965; Colorado State College (UNC), 1969. Job experience: Taught first grade at Holyoke Elementary School, 1969-70; original coordinator for Baby’s 1st Steps home visitor program in Phillips and Sedgwick counties; speech teacher at HES 1994-96; kindergarten teacher at HES, 19962009; Title I teacher at HES, 2009-2013. Family: Husband Jim; son Chris and his wife Julie and their children James and Grace; daughter Trudy and her husband Dennis Herman and children Austin, Josie and Lauren; son Toby and his son Ben; daughter Annie and her husband Hill Slothower and sons Emery and Andrew; and daughter Natalie. Hobbies: Sewing and reading. Community involvement: Parent, catechism teacher, director of religious education for St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4-H leader, original coordinator for Baby’s 1st Steps home visitor program in Phillips and Sedgwick counties; Phillips County child protection team. Favorite Holyoke school memories: •My dad and his siblings, my siblings and I, my husband, our children and now our grandchildren attended Holyoke schools. I was pleased that Dad and I had a teacher in common, Mrs. Olive Peach. •I remember attending kindergarten in a stand-alone white building that was located about where the tennis courts are now. My best friend, Joanne, and I had to stand in the corner for talking—but only once. •Before the new elementary school was built, students walked to the high school and were served lunch in the basement. Several years later, I had typing, algebra and home ec in that basement, and it still smelled like a lunchroom. •My love of reading was cultivated by my primary teachers, although I never liked to slow down for the skills lessons at the end of the chapters. I always wanted to get right on to the next story. •Math and English were my favorite subjects in high school for two reasons. First, we had great teachers. The second reason was that Mom and Dad supported me in those subjects, checking homework and suggesting improvements. Role models: My parents, Joe and Theresa Ortner. I had a wonderful childhood, growing up with seven brothers and sisters. Dad taught us to always finish what we started, to leave things better than we found them and to work up to our potential. I remember him saying that he would help me with geometry homework as soon as I memorized all the theorems. Naturally after I did that, his job was easy and so was mine. Mom lived a life of generous hospitality. She was always welcoming but still held folks to high standards. Her Irish sense of humor saw her through good times and bad. When we had speeches or 4-H demonstrations to give, she spent hours researching ideas for us.

The Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colo. 80734, Thurs., April 25, 2013—Sec. 2, Page 5

Leader Among Us

Principal fearlessly leads with passion, enthusiasm By Darci Tomky   “True passion is extremely hard to find in today’s society, but I believe Susan is very passionate about her job as not only a leader of our school but also as an educator.”   Passion, commitment, dedication and drive were just a few of the words nominator Angela Powell used to describe Susan Ortner, this year’s Leader Among Us for the 2013 Emerald Awards.   Currently in her sixth year as principal at Holyoke JR/ SR High, it’s clear Ortner is deserving of the award by not only the abundance of school staff nomination letters but by the impact she has had on the school.   “In this leadership role, it is frequently obvious that she is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of her students and teachers,” said nominator Ashley Clayton, citing Ortner as someone who is strong and unwavering.   This Emerald Award recognizes and honors Ortner for her fearless leadership, guidance, enthusiasm and selfless dedication to her profession. Teaching runs in the family   “That was all I was going to do from the time I was little,” said Ortner, never doubting she would fulfill her dream of becoming an educator.   Ortner’s mom, Jean Stone (now Jean Graham), was a

“She knows every student by name and is always in the hallways ... greeting students and asking them about their day, a game, a project.” —Angela Powell

“She rides the ups and downs with all of us and strives to have a positive impact in our lives.” —Ashley Clayton

   Holyoke JR/SR High School Principal Susan Ortner is dedicated to building personal relationships with her staff and students, encouraging them both in the classroom and beyond. Ortner, pictured above center, has fun during the seniors versus faculty fundraising basketball game in March. Pictured at left is family and consumer science teacher Karen Pieper (Ortner’s future daughter-in-law), and at right is senior Elissa Baker.   —Enterprise photo home economics teacher, as well as some physical education and social studies, in Del Norte. She followed in the footsteps of her mom, Ethel Lyttle, who taught what was then called household arts in Los Angeles, Calif.   Having her mom as an instructor in grades 7-12, Ortner said she was a really good teacher and someone she looked to as a role model.   Ortner said she always knew she would go to CSU, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in vocational home economics education in 1977. She said she’s always enjoyed the food side of home ec but also really enjoyed her child development classes.   This third-generation home ec teacher started out in Berthoud for four years before moving to Holyoke in 1981. After three years of substitute teaching and a little bit of girls’ basketball coaching,

Ortner became the HHS home economics teacher in 1984—a position, now known as family and consumer sciences, she would hold for 20 years.   It certainly boasts dedication when Ortner totals up her 32 years as an advisor for Future Homemakers of America and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, better known as FHA and FCCLA.   Ortner said counseling really touched on the areas she is familiar with, so in 2005 she took over the HHS counseling position, earning her master’s degree from the University of Phoenix in school counseling and human services in 2006 and a Type D Certificate and Colorado approved program for principal licensure in 2007.   That year former principal Dave Rice retired, giving Ortner the opportunity to explore the role of JR/SR High principal.

Leader Among Us

Susan C. Ortner

Current position: JR/SR High principal. Education: Graduated from Del Norte High School in 1973; Bachelor of Science degree in vocational home economics education from Colorado State University in 1977; master’s degree from the University of Phoenix in school counseling and human services in 2006; and a Type D Certificate, Colorado Approved Program for Principal Licensure from the University of Phoenix in 2007. Job experience: Started teaching career in vocational home economics at Berthoud JR/SR High School, served as the FHA (Future Homemakers of America) advisor and as the JH girls’ basketball coach; spent four years teaching in Berthoud; moved to Holyoke in 1981; served as the varsity girls’ basketball coach one season and substitute taught for three years; started teaching home economics in 1984 and continued through 2005 and several name changes of the discipline to family and consumer sciences; completed 32 years as an FHA/FCCLA advisor; took over the school counselor position in 2005; hired as the JR/SR High School principal in 2007. Family: Husband, Dan, married 32 years in June; three sons, John who is a fertilizer salesman at Lamar Fertilizer, Brian who farms with Dan (all part of a partnership known as Ortner Family Farms) and will be married this June to Karen Pieper, and Steven who is a 1st lieutenant in the United States Air Force (currently stationed at Lakenheath Air Force Base in England and will be deploying in May with the 56th Helicopter Maintenance Unit involved in combat search and rescue to Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan for four months). Hobbies: Time with family, travel, following the Dragons, reading, working in the yard and physical activity. Community involvement: Member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Favorite Holyoke school memories: The many opportunities I have had over the years to travel with students—I am always proud of our students and how well they represent us as a school and community. I frequently hear compliments on our students’ behavior. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching students grow into fine young adults, students who leave our school well prepared academically and as citizens ready to make positive contributions in their adult lives. Favorite Holyoke memories: Raising our family in Holyoke and being part of a small, close-knit community; involvement in school projects which have impacted the community, such as helping with the demolition of the old Peerless building and cleaning old bricks which were reused in the new Peerless; initiating the community recycling center; working with the Wellness Committee to prepare for the public opening of the weight room this summer. Role models: My parents and family members who have influenced and encouraged me all my life; my in-laws and the extended Ortner family for their example support and encouragement over the past 32 years; former teachers including my mother, college professors, former HHS teachers including Ann Rafert and Pam Vieselmeyer, as well as former principal Max Bernard who hired me to teach in Holyoke; the entire staff at Holyoke JR/SR High who work so hard each day to provide students with the best possible opportunities. So many staff members willingly share in leadership roles in the JR/SR High and have students’ best interests at heart. I very much appreciate their positive attitude and “can do” spirit!

Ortner a pillar of support for educators   Besides the many meetings and committees with which a principal is required to participate, Ortner is deserving of the leadership award because, according to nominator Kimberlee Bennett, “She is not afraid to lead!”   Ortner is firm, consistent, organized, detail-oriented and timely, qualities that positively affect the efficiency and attitudes of those around her. “Everything she does is a priority, and every priority is done well,” said Summer Maloney in her nomination letter.   “Without her leadership, we would be lost,” added Maloney. “She has no fear as she heads out to lead our staff in the right direction.”   Whether she is collaborating with educators during Friday morning meetings or leading a committee, Ortner works to make people feel included and knowledgeable about what is expected of them in this profession.   “I assure teachers we’re going down the right track,” said Ortner, a principal who must continually deal with industry changes in evaluations, grading, after school programs and curriculum.   Her nominators said she guides them through these changes with current information to keep them at the forefront, providing positive communication and using problem solving to come to successful solutions.   “She models what she demands of others,” said Bennett. She leads with honesty and by example, added Powell,

  Susan and Dan Ortner, at right, are pictured with their three sons, Steven in front, Brian in middle and John at top. —Photo by Jim Powell Photography

never asking anything of staff that she doesn’t do or wouldn’t be willing to do.   Ortner serves on committees including the Leadership Team, Standards of Excellence, District Wellness, Positive Behavior Support (discipline matrix) and the Administrative Council.   As one who sets up her teachers for success, Ortner said she loves getting into the classrooms. It’s all about seeing students learn and teachers teach, she said.   “I knew that I was supported and that she cared about my success,” said nominator Allie Billings, citing Ortner was in her classroom every day for the first couple weeks in her new position at the JR/SR High.   When she’s not giving high fives and pats on the back to her teachers, Ortner is a “sounding board, a shoulder

her enthusiasm and the time she takes to get to know the students and attend their events. She is the Dragons’ biggest fan, often traveling miles to games—encouraging after mistakes, celebrating after victories and always on the sidelines demonstrating great pride and sportsmanship, according to Clayton’s nomination.   “I think it’s fun to watch kids, see them outside the classroom,” said Ortner, noting she loves to acknowledge when kids are doing a good job.   Ortner’s educational philosophy is that all students can learn, and she wants to instill a love of learning and develop an awareness that lifelong learning is so important for success in life.   “I want students to leave Holyoke High School well prepared and having had the opportunity to experience a wide variety of activities beyond the classroom,” she said. “It is important to me that students have a well-rounded education and that they believe their education has been relevant to their future.”   This principal has had students return to the school to say a simple thank you, recognizing the impact she had on their lives and their future

   Susan Ortner poses with her mom, Jean Stone (now Jean Graham), in front of the high school home economics building where her mom taught in Del Norte. Teaching runs in the family, as Ortner’s grandmother, Ethel Lyttle, was also a home economics teacher. to cry on and a source of sound advice,” said Clayton. She knows her staff personally, each one being more than just a staff member to her. “She rides the ups and downs with all of us and strives to have a positive impact in our lives,” added Clayton. Leadership goes beyond the walls of the school   Never underestimate the power of a simple gesture. Ortner’s high fives have become famous—an unadorned act that makes junior high and high school students feel like she truly cares about them.   “She knows every student by name and is always in the hallways during passing periods greeting students and asking them about their day, a game, a project, etc.” said Powell.   This principal develops personal relationships with students, inspiring them not only within the walls of the classroom but at athletic events, musical performances, organization fundraisers and more.   Every nominator mentioned

after high school.   She said she wants students to know a town like Holyoke is a good place to be and that they can be successful in the opportunities they pursue in life.   In general, a high school student views the principal’s office as a negative place, but Ortner said she does not have a lot of discipline issues. This principal can then focus on the positive things in a student’s life and encourage them in the classroom and beyond.   This Leader Among Us is “building a school full of leadership, collaboration, acceptance and teamwork between staff and students,” said Maloney.   “I look at this as a shared award,” said the humble Emerald Award recipient, recognizing all the shared leadership roles throughout the school district.   But nominators, staff and students agree that Ortner is at the head, leading Holyoke JR/ SR High to success, supporting during trials and striving for excellence.

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to raise a child.

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Emerald Award Recipients 2010-2013

Heart Award This is open to any employee who demonstrates exceptional caring for a student, student’s family, a group of students or colleagues. The purpose of the award is to demonstrate that exceptional schools are filled with people who are in this business to make a difference in the lives of others.

Leader Among Us This is open to any employee who provides excellent leadership in the building, with a team, on a special project or through a wealth of service to the district. This award acknowledges that in order to achieve lofty goals, leadership must come from all levels in an organization.

Innovator of the Year This is open to any employee who has taken a risk to implement some new initiative, program or strategy based on research or evidence of success. The purpose of this award is to demonstrate how we value innovation and risk taking in this district, and that it takes these pioneers in a district to make progress.

Heart Award

Leader Among Us

Innovator of the Year

2010 2011 2012 2013

2010 2011 2012 2013

2010 2011 2012 2013

Nancy Pillard, JR/SR Library Aide Verónica Núñez, ESL Teacher Aide Marcia K. Dalton, K-12 Vocal Music Mary Austin, Title I

Lynn Schneider, Third Grade Kyle Stumpf, Elementary Principal Luke I. Thomas, JR/SR Social Studies Susan C. Ortner, JR/SR Principal

Nancy Kennedy, Literacy Coach Summer Maloney, JR/SR Counselor Christina Martinez, Elementary Art Ashley Clayton, JR/SR Science

Emerald Award Nominees 2013

Highlights from Emerald Award Nomination Letters Ashley Clayton, JR/SR high science—Throughout my life I have met many inspirational people, but Ashley Clayton is by far one of the most giving people I have ever met. Every day her heart is 110 percent dedicated to her career and her students. She cares about every student in and outside of the classroom. Yesenia Bencomo, elementary ESL—PASSION and HEART explain Mrs. Bencomo very well. There are very, very few days that you don’t hear Mrs. Bencomo in the hallways of Holyoke Elementary sharing her HEART. In Mrs. Bencomo’s room there are high expectations, and the students are not found whining or complaining. The students are busy meeting her expectations and exceeding them as they grow through the ESL program. It takes a lot of HEART and PASSION to get students motivated to complete the extra work that is required of them to learn the English language. Laura Loutensock, elementary technology— Laura Loutensock keeps up to date with the newest technology by attending graduate level classes, professional development opportunities and technology conferences. She uses her classroom experience to integrate the technology curriculum in a way that benefits students and teachers. Laura has even created a website the students use in her classroom, at home and other classrooms in the elementary school. Scott Dille, elementary P.E.—A positive role model can make or break a student’s day, school year or even life. Professionals in education don’t always get to hear stories of how we have changed someone’s life, but the truth is we do, and Scott Dille is changing students’ lives in a positive way. Ashley Clayton, JR/SR high science—When I sat down to write this nomination, I decided to go to my go-to resource, and see some ideas for other words for Big Hearted. When my answer came up, I knew it had Ashley written all over it. This is what I found: Big-Hearted (adjective)-altruistic, benevolent, compassionate, generous, giving, gracious, noble. Ashley Clayton is all of these things and so much more. She is an excellent educator and has a passion for her subject. She makes science fun, interesting and challenging. She takes the time for each and every one of her students and makes them feel like they matter.

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Heather Bieber, JR/SR high language arts—As a 7-12 English teacher, Heather Bieber serves as an outstanding example of what it truly means to put the needs of others before her own. The level of selflessness she demonstrates on a daily basis makes her a great role model for her students and colleagues. When Promethean boards first came to our district, the JR/SR high had one trial board in an unassigned classroom. Heather immediately saw the promise of this new technology. She spent many hours learning the software, creating lesson plans and searching for resources. Heather truly sees the value in this technology and goes above and beyond to ensure that all students have the opportunity to interact with it. Mrs. Bieber demonstrates a true passion for her students and her calling as a teacher. Ashley Clayton, JR/SR high science—She has shown leadership in many ways including being an active member of the Leadership Team, being a positive role model for students and leading by example for her colleagues. In the past two years, I can honestly say that I have learned more from Ashley than I did from most of my college professors. She is an awesome example of what a dedicated teacher looks like. She never pushes her ideas on other teachers but is always willing to share how she does it, when asked. Angela Powell, JR/SR high language arts—We are currently spending time with subjects we are facing as a school district with Senate Bill 191 and new state standards. Angie Powell leads us through all of these issues and keeps us on task as we tackle many questions and concerns we are facing as a school district as the chair of the Leadership Team. I know she also is an important leader of the Response to Intervention team and guides her team members through the important process of helping students. Kristie Pelle, first grade—When they are having a rough day, as all students do now and then, she gently reminds them of the correct behavior she expects of them and they get back on track quickly. She just makes them feel loved and special. Her former students still check in with Kristie and adore her just as much as they did when they were in her class. I know when the day of any student doesn’t start off well, Kristie does whatever it takes to get them on the right track.

Christy Shafer, elementary teacher aide—I have personally seen Christy Shafer in many different roles within our school and no matter what it is that she is asked to do, she always keeps the students’ needs on the forefront. Her nurturing heart has helped many of our new incoming students to be more at ease as they transition into a new school and culture. She has helped our new students and their families by giving tours of the building, checking in on students or simply just being there for them when they need someone to talk to or confide in. Angela Powell, JR/SR high language arts—Mrs. Powell is the RTI (Response to Intervention) coordinator in the JR/SR high school. This means that she develops interventions to help students who are at risk of failing classes, falling behind or becoming behavior problems. Angie meets with parents, creates specific and individualized plans for students and follows through with student meetings. Her work does not end there, though. Angie goes above and beyond by really connecting with the RTI students to show she cares. Cindi Beavers, alternative school/TV productions—She has a number of students who, for discipline issues, are not allowed to participate in any regular school activities, and instead of treating them like outcasts, she brings them under her protective wing. She loves those students like her own children. I have sat with her as she has counseled with a grieving parent who was at a loss about what to do with her son. No matter how frustrated she may be on the inside, it never shows on the outside. Theresa Tharp, fifth grade—I hesitate just a little in nominating Theresa Tharp because she truly shies away from any attention drawn to her. She is a very private person and would rather you focus on her students and not herself. But, nonetheless, I want her to be recognized. You can tell she loves her students unconditionally and would do anything for them. Theresa’s students are always happy and well mannered. She has so much fun with them, but they know their boundaries. You know that they feel cared for and that they are number one in Theresa’s eyes.

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