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Volume 125, Number 14

Thursday, April 5, 2012

16 Pages, 70 Cents Plus Tax Per Copy

FFA members honored with many awards Hugoton FFA hosted their annual banquet Saturday, March 31, 2012 for family and friends. During the program after the banquet, members were honored by receiving many awards. John Baehler and Dalton Hawk were each presented the traditional sash for earning State FFA Degrees. They each earned a $600 scholarship. Dillon Hawk and Riece Clinesmith were each presented a $500 scholarship. The 2012 Chapter Degrees were earned by Dillon Hawk, Micah Baehler, Roger Beesley, Meg Bryan, Trevor Crane, Brady Heger, Austin Harper, Kole Kahl, Denver Knox, Brady Marshall and Wyatt Stanley. FFA Chapter Stars selected were Nicolas Goode for Agri-Business, Lance Sandoval for livestock production and Austin Mills for Placement in caring and doctoring for cattle. Greenhand Star Degrees were earned by Christian Heger in Placement, Mariah Rome in Leadership and Zack Slemp in Production. Greenhand Degrees

Dalton Hawk and John Baehler are presented sashes for earning State FFA Degrees. They will wear them during graduation ceremonies. were earned by Baxter Self, Caleb Henry, Dakota Moodie, Jacob Teeter, Ethan Persinger, Michael McComack and Anna Rome. FFA members who have earned 3.5 grade point average or above numbered 25 students. The Honorary FFA Chapter Degree was awarded to Donice Medina. Mothers honored by the FFA were Stacie Mills and Teri Shelton. New 2012-2013 Hugoton FFA officers are Student Council Repre-

Members of the Cloverleaf Cowboys 4-H Club gather with Monsanto representatives and the family of Millie Heger, America’s Farmers Grow Communities campaign winner from

sentative Caleb Henry, Sentinel Brady Heger, Reporter Jeff Mueller, Treasurer Karessa Nordyke, Secretary Nicolas Goode, Vice President Brady Marshall and President Micah Baehler. Proficiency Awards presented are listed: • Denver KnoxAgriculture Communication • Brady Marshall-Ag Mechanic Design and Fabrication • Karessa Nordyke-Ag Mechanic Repair and Continued to page 8

Stevens County. They all came together the evening of Monday, March 26 to accept a $2,500 donation from the Monsanto Fund. Photo courtesy of Daron Cowan.

Donation helps local Cloverleaf Cowboys 4-H Club With an estimated nine billion mouths to feed by 2050, the future of farming depends on America’s youth. Organizations like the Cloverleaf Cowboys 4-H Club help turn these

ag youth into community and industry leaders who will be able to meet the challenges of our growing population. Thanks to one local farmer and America’s Farmers Grow Communi-

tiesSM campaign, this local 4-H chapter can continue to help its members learn the proud tradition of American farming for the second year in a row. Continued to page 3B

Mud bog event gets ok from commissioners The Board of Stevens County Commissioners met in regular session Monday morning, April 2, 2012 with all members, Dave Bozone, Gary Baker and James Bell present. Also present were County Counselor Bob Johnson, County Clerk Pam Bensel and RoGlenda Coulter from The Hugoton Hermes. The following is just an agenda for the day with a few of the unofficial highlights. Official minutes will be published at a later date. When this reporter arrived the commissioners were talking with Neal Gillespie about the lots that are for sale and a possible interested business. JC Cantrell was next on the agenda for the Road and Bridge Department. He reported the dirt has been hauled in for the new building at the fairgrounds. He

Tim Huelskamp hosts Hugoton’s Town Hall meeting

also discussed the road to Dax Gaskill’s house again. No decision was made. Ted Heaton brought in some bids for pickups for the Sheriff’s Department. Motion was made and passed to accept them. Bob advised the commissioners he had the final version of the covenants for the lots south of town ready for the commissioners to sign. Discussion followed about lot prices. A motion was made and carried to rescind the motion made a few weeks ago for the prices of lots. No decision was made. Rex Brower and Matt Esarey came in to talk to the commissioners about allowing a mud bog event for the Stevens County Fair this year. They would like to have it out at the north pond of Russell Lake. They have organized a group that will

help clean up the pond areas before and after the event. The event would be during the day of the last Saturday of the fair and be over around 4:00 p.m. They feel the fair really needs some more entertainment. Rex advised that they have support that will allow them to build the pit; they need no financing or help from the County. They have ok’d the event with the fair board. Rex and Matt were asking the commissioners to ok it as a fair event and have it on county property for insurance purposes. Bob will check with the county’s insurance. Rex was asked about gas lines, etc. He said he had already checked about that somewhat and will do further checking, but sees no problems. Commissioners made and passed Continued to page 3

Congressman Tim Huelskamp shakes hands with Glen McQueen at the Town Hall meeting hosted Tuesday at the Hugoton Memorial Hall.

Time to vaccinate against rabies The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) wants to remind the public to have their animals vaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian. With 13 animals testing positive for rabies in Kansas since January 1, health officials here anticipate an increase in the number of rabid animals this year compared to last year. The 13 rabid animals included four skunks, two bats, two horses, two cows, one cat, one coyote and one raccoon. None of the domestic animals were vaccinated against rabies. “We have a significantly higher number of confirmed rabid animals this year, 13, compared to just four during the same time in 2011,” said KDHE State Public Health Veterinarian Dr. Ingrid Garrison. Since 2007, there has been an average of 68 cases of rabid animals a year in Kansas. Vaccines are available for dogs, cats, ferrets, horses, cattle and sheep. “People understand the importance of vaccinating dogs and cats against rabies but often forget about vaccinating horses,” said Dr. Garrison. “Although

vaccination of all cattle and sheep is not practical, we encourage vaccination of valuable breeding stock and show animals.” Animals need to have periodic boosters of vaccine to maintain proper protection. Your city or county may have ordinances that require proof of rabies vaccination for your pet. The risk for human exposure to rabies is real but preventable. Animal rabies is common in Kansas, and skunks are the animals most likely to have the disease. However, skunks can pass the virus to other animals, such as dogs, cats, cattle and horses. Prevention of human rabies depends on vaccinating domestic animals, eliminating human exposures to stray and wild animals, and providing exposed persons with prompt post-exposure rabies treatment. “Vaccinating animals against rabies not only protects our pets, but our families as well,” said Dr. Garrison. KDHE offers these tips to prevent rabies: • Have your veterinarian vaccinate all dogs, cats, ferrets, horses and valuContinued to page 3

Congressman Tim Huelskamp of Congressional District 1 in Kansas stopped by Hugoton Tuesday, April 3 to discuss issues with his constituents. This was one of his stops of the Town Hall meetings. He has hosted over 100 Town Hall meetings across Kansas since taking office in January 2011. Since Congressman Huelskamp is on the finance committee, his first topic of discussion was the ‘tidal wave of debt’ of the United States. He also discussed immigration, Obamacare and EPA. Huelskamp reported there will be a Farm Bill hearing in Dodge City April 20, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at the Magourik Conference Center, 4100 W. Comanche.

Take youngsters egg hunting this Saturday Hugoton’s Kappa Eta sorority will host their annual egg hunt at Parsons Sports Complex Saturday. The complex is located west of the 300 block of Washington Street. The beginning whistle will sound at 10:00 a.m. Don’t be late, as eggs filled with all kinds of goodies will be snatched up soon thereafter! Babies through nine year olds are encouraged to participate. Sponsors include White’s Foodliner, Citizens State Bank, First National Bank, State Farm Insurance, Ghumm’s Auto Center, Subway, Ray’s Salon, Donut X-Press, Mane Hair Company, T.A. Dudley, Ramsey Insurance, Landmark Real Estate, Hugoton Recreation Commission, the Hugoton Area Chamber and Kappa Eta. For more information, you can contact Sarah DeVaughan at 620-5444331.

Area churches plan Easter services Easter is this Sunday, April 8. Celebrations of the spring holiday will be going on throughout this week. Maundy Thursday services will be taking place at the Hugoton Methodist Church April 5 at 7:00 p.m. and at the Lone Star Friends Church with communion and supper beginning at 6:30 p.m. St. Helen Catholic Church will host Holy Church Day at 7:00 p.m. in English and at 9:00 p.m. in Spanish. Good Friday services will be at Bethel Friends Church at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. St. Helen will also have Good Friday services at 12:15 p.m. in

Spanish and at 7:00 p.m. in English. Pastor Ben Coats at the Assembly of God will have a Jewish Passover Seder from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. St. Helen will also have a bilingual Easter vigil Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. Easter Sunday, everyone will be celebrating Christ’s resurrection with their church congregations. You are encouraged to worship at the church of your choice. Assembly of God will have a regular service at 11:00 a.m., entitled “Looking Through Their Eyes.” Afterward, the congregation’s pre-K through sixth

grade children will hunt Easter eggs. There will be no evening service. Bethel Friends Church will have a Sunrise Service at 7:00 a.m. at the old Bethel site, followed by a Resurrection Celebration at 10:30 a.m. at their current location, 1040 S. Jefferson. Hugoton United Methodist Church will have an Easter Sunrise breakfast at 7:00 a.m., with regular services at 11:00 a.m. Lone Star Friends Church will have a Sunrise Service at 7:30 a.m. followed by an Easter breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and Continued to page 4

The Hugoton Hermes

Commissioner’s Corner Thursday, April 5, 2012

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by Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger

KNOW YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS FOR SPRING TRIPS With the spring weather blooming, Kansans are moving out of their houses and into their cars for more trips. Holidays, graduations, weddings and other family gatherings will take us away from our homes more this spring. However, more people on the road means, unfortunately, more possibilities for problems and accidents. Here’s some advice for Kansans planning trips this spring, courtesy of The Kansas Insurance Department and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Before leaving on a trip... • Make sure you have your insurance identification card and vehicle registration in your vehicle. • Double-check that phone numbers for your insurance company and agent are listed on the identification card. If not, jot them down to keep with your ID card.

• Use car seats for the appropriate age and weight of your children. • Check your tire pressure and the condition of the tire tread. • Check with your local insurance agent to make sure your vehicle policy is current and proper for the coverage you need. Check for any discounts that might be available if you have other insurance policies from the same company. • Make sure your insurance premium is paid. In order to keep your insurance in force, your premium has to be received by the company due date. • Check all the other vehicles vitals: brakes, battery, fluid levels, windshield wipers, lights. • Have a fully-charged cell phone - and pack your vehicle charging unit. If you’re in an accident... • Check for any injuries and administer first aid, if necessary.

• Contact the proper authorities and inform them of any injuries. No matter what the circumstances, always report the accident to law enforcement officials. • Record the name, address and phone number of the other driver. Always write down the make, model and license plate number of all vehicles involved. • Collect the names, addresses and phone numbers of all passengers and witnesses. • Take photos of the accident scene, if possible. • Make no comments regarding whose fault it is. • Ask the investigating officer how to obtain a copy of the police report. Notify your insurance agent or company immediately. With rental vehicles... Usually, with a short-term lease of a rental vehicle, it’s best to purchase the collision damage waiver and any other insurance coverage from the rental company. That way, you can help avoid insurance gaps

that could lead to contractual questions. Please check with your insurance company or your local agent to determine whether your personal vehicle insurance extends to the rental vehicle. For more information... For information about choosing the right kind of vehicle coverage for you and your family, go to our Web site,, and view our publication “Auto Insurance and Shopper’s Guide.” The 2012 edition should be available by May 1. You can also find general auto tips at the NAIC website, Enjoy springtime, and I hope your driving experiences are good ones. The Kansas Insurance Department, established in 1871, assists and educates consumers, regulates and reviews companies and licenses agents selling insurance products in the state. More about the department is online at

WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ March 11-May 20 - “The Nature of Dogs: Photographs by Mary Ludington” will be the featured exhibit at Stauth Memorial Museum at 111 N. Aztec in Montezuma. The exhibit seeks to capture the true nature of dogs, their beauty, character and spirit. For more information, call 620846-2527 or visit the museum on Facebook at memorialmuseum. The museum is located at 111 N. Aztec in Montezuma. They are closed Mondays. Please call 620-846-2527 for more information. April 5 - Stevens County Genealogical Society will be at 1:00 p.m. at the Stevens County Library in the Kansas Room. You may contact Eunice Schroeder at 544-2301 at the SCL for details. - Hugoton Aglow will be at the Senior Center, with coffee and fellowship at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m. Sharon Bennel will be the speaker. April 6 - Good Friday - no school for USD 210 students. - No school for USD 217 stu-

dents. April 8 - Happy Easter April 9 - No school for USD 217 students. - Hugoton City Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. in the Council meeting room of the City Office. - American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 2:00 p.m. at the home of Hedy Lairmore. April 10 - Stevens County Economic Development Board will meet at 12:00 noon at the Senior Center - Kindergarten enrollment for Hugoton Elementary School at 7:00 p.m. at Early Childhood Development Center, 507 S. Madison. Call 544-4334 for more information. - Grief Awareness Workshop at the St. Catherine Hospice Conference Room at 602 N. Sixth St. in Garden City from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The workshop is free of charge and is facilitated by Dr. Kenne Whitson CHPCA, CT. April 12 - Enrollment Open House at Heritage Christian Academy. If you have considered Christian

Sharon Bennell to speak at Thursday’s Aglow meeting April showers - May flowers - we’re ahead on some things; the daffodils are brown wrinkled petals and the beautiful red tulips are beginning to wilt, as are the tiny stems of hyacinth. However, we are right on time for our precious sister from Hedrick, Ia. Sharon has been coming to Hugoton for more than 20 years. Every message she brings to us is fresh from the Holy Spirit, loaded with Holy Ghost Power. Clear your calendar of anything you can set aside and be here to receive from this Sister in the Lord. She will be accompanied by her husband Gary. Sharon comes as the Exhorter, one who speaks by the Holy Ghost those things that inspire others to function in what God has called them to do. In so doing every member supplies healthy ministry to the Body of Christ and witnesses to the unsaved. She ministers also as the Psalmist blessing both the Body and the Lord with songs of praise. Hearing from the Holy Ghost, Sharon ministers in the prophetic. Sharon has ministered throughout the USA and has traveled extensively to international locations reaching Central America, Mexico, China, Germany, Hungary, Romania and Ukraine.

In the present day, with a multitude of world troubles and the enemy attacks that come against the Believer, Sharon emphasizes that Christ is wooing each of His children to more prayer. Sharon will be speaking at several locations as noted below. The subject of her messages will deal with spiritual actions that help each one start their day with Jesus, how to get their prayers answered, using a ten-day action plan, enriching their prayer life and the importance of prayer. Sharon’s schedule is as follows: Thursday, April 5 Aglow, Senior Center, 624 S. Main, 7:00 p.m. Fellowship; 7:30 p.m. Meeting Friday, April 6 Bible Study, Lighthouse Fellowship, 424 S. Jackson, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 7 School of Ministry, Senior Activity Center, 624 S. Main, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Preaching, Lighthouse Fellowship, 424 S. Jackson, 10:30 a.m. All meetings include both men and women. Bring friends and neighbors! Snacks will be available. We do not have child care scheduled.

education, but would like more information, you can join other community members at the open house beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 505 E. First Street in Hugoton. Questions and orientation will take place at 7:30 p.m. Parents of preschool-aged children - age three - through seventh grade are invited. For more information, call 620544-7005. April 14 - Kansas Concealed Carry handgun class for citizens seeking licensure to carry concealed firearms, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., co-sponsored by GCCC Public Safety Department with Sand and Sage Rifle and Pistol Club. Please call for fees, registration and information, 620276-9629. - All Saints Day at Seward County Community College. New Fall 2012 students can go

to this orientation to learn about the campus, enrollment, instructors, services, books and more. You can register online at April 16 - Stevens County Commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Room at the Stevens County Courthouse. - USD 210 Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 17 - The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly luncheon. Call Executive Director Kristin Farnum at 544-4305 or email hugoton - Income Tax Day - Preschool enrollment for Hugoton Elementary School at 7:00 p.m. at the Early Childhood Development Center, 507 S. Madison. Call 544-4334 for more information.

What’s In The Hermes In-box? The Hugoton Hermes’ In-box includes emails currently making the rounds and landing in The Hermes’ email. We print them solely for the benefit of those without email. Facts are up to the reader to check out. The emails do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the crew at The Hermes.

Lisa Beamer on Good Morning America - If you remember, she's the wife of Todd Beamer who said “Let's Roll!” and helped take down the plane over Pennsylvania that was heading for Washington, DC back on 9/11. She said it's the little things that she misses most about Todd, such as hearing the garage door open as he came home, and her children running to meet him. Lisa recalled this story: “I had a very special teacher in high school many years ago whose husband died suddenly of a heart attack. About a week after his death, she shared some of her insight with a classroom of students. As the late afternoon sunlight came streaming in through the classroom windows and the class was nearly over, she moved a few things aside on the edge of her desk and sat down there. “With a gentle look of reflection on her face, she paused and said, ‘Class is over, I would like to share with all of you, a thought that is unrelated to class, but which I feel is very important. Each of us is put here on earth to learn, share, love, appreciate and give of ourselves. None of us knows when this fantastic experience will end. It can be taken away at any moment. Perhaps this is the power's way of telling us that we must make the most out of every single day.’ Her eyes beginning to water, she went on, ‘So I would like you all to make me a promise. From now on, on your way to school, or on your way home, find something beautiful to notice. It doesn't have to be something you see, it could be a scent, perhaps of freshly baked bread wafting out of someone's house, or it could be the sound of the breeze slightly rustling the leaves in the trees, or the way the morning light catches one autumn leaf as it falls gently to the ground. Please look for these things, and cherish them. For, although it may sound trite to some, these things are the “stuff” of life. The little things we are put here on earth to enjoy. The things we often take for granted.’ “The class was completely quiet. We all picked up our books and filed out of the room silently. That afternoon, I noticed more things on my way home from school than I had that whole semester. Every once in a while, I think of that teacher and remember what an impression she made on all of us, and I try to appreciate all of those things that sometimes we all overlook.” Take notice of something special you see on your lunch hour today. Go barefoot. Or walk on the beach at sunset. Stop off on the way home tonight to get a double dip ice cream cone. For as we get older, it is not the things we did that we often regret, but the things we didn't do. If you like this, please pass it on to a friend, if not just delete it and go on with your life! Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." HAVE A GREAT DAY! GOD bless you every day of your life.

Obituaries Phyllis Holt Family and friends gathered Wednesday morning to remember and honor Phyllis Holt of Liberal. Mrs. Holt passed from this life Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. She was 84. Born December 9, 1927 at Ames, Ok., she was the daughter of Elmer and Lucille Weathers Munkres. Phyllis graduated from Liberal High School in 1946. January 25, 1947, Phyllis and Earl Holt were married in Sublette. Mrs. Holt was a member of the Lone Star Friends Church of Hugoton. In addition to her husband Earl, Phyllis is survived by son Brent Holt and wife Donna of Salida, Co.; daughter Linda Clodfelder and husband Ron of Liberal;

six sisters, Janice Griesel and Bernice Crandall, both of Enid, Ok., Norma Southern of Tyrone, Ok., Sue Hall of Randlett, Ok., Rosa Krause of Hooker, Ok. and Glenna Nix and husband Paul of Hugoton; her five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Mrs. Holt was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and son Rodney Holt. Funeral services were attended Wednesday morning at the Lone Star Friends Church with Pastor Bob Sanders presiding. Interment followed in the Liberal Cemetery under the direction of Miller Mortuary of Liberal. The family suggests memorials to Gideon's or to the Lone Star Church Building Fund in care of Miller Mortuary.

FBI warns of grandparent scam You’re a grandparent, and you get a phone call or an email from someone who identifies himself as your grandson. “I’ve been arrested in another country,” he says, “and need money wired quickly to pay my bail. And oh by the way, don’t tell my mom or dad because they’ll only get upset!” This is an example of what’s come to be known as “the grandparent scam” - yet another fraud that preys on the elderly, this time by taking advantage of their love and concern for their grandchildren. The grandparent scam has been around for a few years our Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has been receiving reports about it since 2008. But the scam and scam artists have become more sophisticated. Thanks to the Internet and social networking sites, a criminal can sometimes uncover personal information about their targets, which makes the impersonations more believable. For example, the actual grandson may mention on his social networking site that he’s a photographer who often travels to Mexico. When contacting the grandparents, the phony grandson will say he’s calling from Mexico, where someone stole his camera equipment and passport. Common scenarios include: A grandparent receives a phone call (or sometimes an email) from a “grandchild.” If it is phone call, it’s often late at night or early in the morning when most people aren’t thinking that clearly. Usually, the person claims to be traveling in a foreign country and has gotten into a bad situation, like being arrested for drugs, getting in a car accident, or being mugged…and needs money wired ASAP. And the caller doesn’t want his or her parents told. Sometimes, instead of the “grandchild” making the phone call, the criminal pretends to be an arresting police officer, a

lawyer, a doctor at a hospital, or some other person. And we’ve also received complaints about the phony grandchild talking first and then handing the phone over to an accomplice… to further spin the fake tale. We’ve also seen military families victimized: after perusing a soldier’s social networking site, a con artist will contact the soldier’s grandparents, sometimes claiming that a problem came up during military leave that requires money to address. While it’s commonly called the grandparent scam, criminals may also claim to be a family friend, a niece or nephew, or another family member. What to do if you have been scammed. The financial losses in these cases - while they can be substantial for an individual, usually several thousand dollars per victim - typically don’t meet the FBI’s financial thresholds for opening an investigation. We recommend contacting your local authorities or state consumer protection agency if you think you’ve been victimized. We also suggest you file a complaint with IC3, which not only forwards complaints to the appropriate agencies, but it collates and analyzes the data looking for common threads that link complaints and help identify the culprits. And, our advice to avoid being victimized in the first place: • Resist the pressure to act quickly. • Try to contact your grandchild or another family member to determine whether or not the call is legitimate. • Never wire money based on a request made over the phone or in an e-mail….especially overseas. Wiring money is like giving cash - once you send it, you can’t get it back. This article was contributed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. For more scam alerts, visit the FBI’s Web site at

Stevens County Hospital Report Admissions 3/27/12 None 3/28/12 One Patient 3/29/12 One Patient 3/30/12 Charles Ratledge 3/31/12 None 4/1/12 None 4/2/12 One Patient

Dismissals 3/27/12 Trinidad Gonzalez 3/28/12 None 3/29/12 None 3/30/12 One Patient 4/1/12 None 4/2/12 None 4/3/12 One Patient

Currently in the Hospital: Charles Ratledge, One Patient

The Hugoton Hermes

County Commissioners

Official Minutes for MARCH 26, 2012 The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with all members present. Also present were County Counselor Bob Johnson, County Clerk Pam Bensel and RoGlenda Coulter from The Hugoton Hermes. Dave called the meeting to order and Gary moved to approve the minutes of the last meeting. Jim seconded. Motion carried. Jim moved to approve the county vouchers and Gary seconded. Motion carried. The clerk was instructed to draw warrants on the treasurer chargeable to the various funds of the county for the following amounts: General .. 236,188.21; Road and Bridge .. 36,365.57; Building .. 9,702.30; Noxious Weed .. 574.87; Community Health .. 6,095.76; Fire Bequest .. 9,700.00; County Equipment .. 7,635.00; Employee’s P/R Misc W/H .. 1,301.45 Motion was made to go into executive session for trade secrets for ten minutes with County Counselor Robert Johnson. Motion carried. Meeting reconvened at 9:00 a.m. No action taken. Pam Peachey and Christine Norton came in to ask to lease the grassland owned by the County (SE 3-33-37 and NE 10-33-37) for horses. Christine said they wouldn’t need that many acres but would lease part of the acres. Motion was made and passed to go into executive session for personnel for ten minutes with County Counselor Robert Johnson and Ted Heaton. No action taken. J C Cantrell came in and informed the commissioners Dax Gaskill asked the County to build a road up to his house for a bus route. No decision was made. Tony Martin asked if J C could do the dirt moving work for the new building at the fairgrounds. Tony Martin, Don Beesley and Rick Wolters came in for the opening of bids for the new building at the fairgrounds. Two bids were received: Chamberlain Builders $26,442.00 and Wolters Construction $25,900.00. After reviewing the bids and comparing them to the specifications in the request, the commissioners decided to use Chamberlain Builders. Motion was made to accept the bid from Chamberlain Builders in the amount of $26,442.00 with the contingent of June 16, 2012 as a completion date. Motion carried. John Chamberlain agreed to the June 16, 2012 completion date. The commissioners discussed the newspaper article last week and further discussed they had no intention of allowing a mobile home park to be put in east of town off of First Street. They were unsure of where that issue came from. (Note from Hermes - from Official Minutes of February 21, 2012 printed in the March 15, 2012 Hermes - Bob Johnson informed the commissioners Keven Cuccinelli chose not to continue the contract with the County to develop a trailer park east of town off of First Street. This article can be read in the e-

editon of The Hermes at ) Neal Gillespie came in to discuss a residential incentive program through Economic Development. Bob Johnson is drafting a five year neighborhood revitalization plan for commercial/ industrial use only, per the Economic Development Board recommendation. Neal informed the commissioners a hotel developer asked about IRB’s. Neal feels this is a positive movement and they discussed the issue. Ted Heaton brought T J Steers, an officer at the Sheriff’s Office, to introduce him to all the commissioners as the new Undersheriff. Tony McBride brought in landscape drawings for the new Pioneer Manor lawn to be approved for bid. They suggested two options for bid: all fescue grass with sprinkler system or fescue grass with sprinkler and the remaining lawn buffalo grass. Robert Rich presented the 2013 Wellness Center budget in the amount of $151,520.44. Robert asked if he could use part of the money that was allocated for five spin bikes to be used for three spin bikes and a stair master. He asked about getting a jump box with the encumbered money. Motion was made and passed to allow Robert to purchase a jump box from Academy with the encumbered money if there is any left. Motion carried. Gary brought a pamphlet showing information about the therapy pool for the commissioners to look at. Commissioners talked about the prices for the lots east of town at the Stevens Industrial lots. Suggested price was $6,000.00 for highway frontage lots and $4,000.00 for the second row of lots. They will discuss further at the next meeting. No decision for price of lots south of town in the Pioneer Addition. By motion the board adjourned.

Last Saturday, March 31, a portion of the youth group from Hugoton Baptist Church converged upon a half-block area on West City Limits to rid the property of tumbleweeds brought in by strong winter winds. The weeds proved to be no match for this hard-working group! In less than a half day they took six firmly packed dump

truck loads of the “terrible tumbleweeds” to the landfill, much to the delight of the homeowners. Helpers were Haley Sosa, Fisher Hewitt, Austin Cox, Lawson Fiss, Dallie Hoskinson, David Kurt, Dax Allen, BayLee Hoskinson, Trip Allen, Laney Hoskinson and AJ Scott. Submitted by Elwanda Irwin.

Sniff out a bargain in the Classifieds! Give Us A Call! 544-4321 The youth group is on their way to clean up tumbleweeds. Kids in the picture are Haley Sosa, Fisher Hewitt, Austin Cox, Lawson Fiss, Dallie Hoskinson, David Kurt, Dax Allen, BayLee Hoskinson, Trip Allen, Laney Hoskinson and AJ Scott.

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Ausbun to speak at convention Reverend Gary Ausbun, former Hugoton High School graduate, will be speaking at the Faith Promise Convention at the First Church of God Wednesday and Thursday, April 18 and 19, at 7:00 p.m. each evening. The convention will begin Wednesday, April 18, at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Ausbun speaking, followed by a fellowship time. Gary is looking forward to some of his classmates showing up for a time of visiting and fellowship. He will also be speaking Thursday evening and the church is planning a time of visitation and refreshments both April 18 and 19. Please come join us. Gary Ausbun is still regarded as one of the finest athletes to graduate from the Hugoton High School system. He was All-State in both basketball and football while still in high school. In 1957-58, he was named to the NAIA All-American Basketball team while playing for Anderson

Hugoton High School's LMD club travelled to Duane Greene's farm near Dermot for a Saturday morning of learning leadership skills through a paintball tournament. These young men pictured are from the winning team. Front row, left to right, are Mario Rivera and Beni Carrillo; and back row, left to right, Alonso Aguilar, Aldo Castañeda, Pedro Peña and Dan Escalera.

Rabies Continued from page 1 able breeding stock and show animals (cattle and sheep) against rabies. • If bitten by an animal, seek medical attention and report the bite to your local public health department or animal control department immediately. • If your animal is bitten, contact your veterinarian or local health department for advice. • If you wake up in a room with a bat present, even if there is no evidence of a bite or scratch, seek medical attention. • Do not handle or feed wild animals. Never adopt wild animals or bring them into your

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Youth group cleans out tumbleweeds

Continued from page 1 the motion to allow the pit. Rex and Matt will keep the commissioners updated. The matter of leasing the land northeast of town came up again for discussion. Motion was made and passed to allow horses instead of cows since this would stress the drought parched ground less. The commissioners discussed the price of lots again. They finally set a price of $4,000 per acre for back lots and $6,000 per acre for highway front lots. This will not include additional gas expenses. The commissioners adjourned to the new manor for the final inspection tour. They did meet for a short time after lunch, then adjourned until April 16.

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home. • Do not try to nurse sick wild animals back to health. Call animal control or an animal rescue agency for assistance. • Teach children never to handle unfamiliar animals, wild or domestic, even if they appear friendly. For more information about rabies, contact your veterinarian, local health department or the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at 1-877-4277317. Submitted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

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Reverend Gary Ausbun University in Anderson, In. Gary was named to the Anderson University Athletic Hall of Fame. He also received the Pastor of the Year Award while pastoring in Kalamazoo, Mi. He also received the Distinguished Ministries Award from the School of Theology at Anderson University in 1989. During the summer of 1957, Gary traveled with a missionary basketball team called Venture for Victory (today called Sports Ambassadors) using basketball as a means to testify about Jesus Christ. They played basketball throughout the Orient. During that summer the team played the 1956 Philippine Olympic team twice and the Formosa Olympic team once, going undefeated 72-0. They also hosted clinics in the schools, army camps and even in leprosariums. Reverend Ausbun calls this “. . . one of the greatest experiences of my life.” In the summer of 1978 he spent two weeks in Lebanon helping to build an orphanage for children who had lost their parents during that country’s civil war. Please come join the First Church of God for their Thirty-Eighth Annual Faith Promise Missions Convention April 18-19. Gary Ausbun has served in the Church of God ministry for over 50 years. Gary will be sharing some of his experiences and will be challenging the congregation to reach out in faith to help share the precious Word of God. Submitted by Freda Gustafson.

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Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum

Annual Meeting Monday, April 16

George and Opal Hall 1962

7:00 p.m.

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Halls to commemorate 50 years of marriage George and Opal Hall will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary April 8, 2012. They were married April 8, 1962 at Moscow. The couple have one son, Jason Hall

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an Easter egg hunt will be at 9:30 a.m., followed by a musical service at 10:00 a.m. St. Helen Catholic Church will have their regular services for Easter, at 11:00 a.m. in English. You are also invited to attend regular services at any of the other area churches for their regular services. First Church of God - 801 West City Limits, Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship - 10:30 a.m. Trinity Baptist - 516 NE Avenue, Morning Worship - 9:00 a.m.; Fellowship/Refreshments - 10:00 a.m., Sunday School - 10:30 a.m. Church of Christ - 1045 S. Van Buren, Sunday School -

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April 8 Barbara Williams Hillbilly Band April 15 Rev. Richard Martin Church of God April 22 Minister Matt Russell Church of Christ April 29 Pastor Sandy Ferguson Rolla United Methodist Church

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ASAMBLEA DE DIOS LOS REDIMIDOS DEL REY Martes 7:00 PM Jueves 7:00 PM Domingo 3:00 PM 138 S. Main Hugoton Pastores: Martinez 620-544-7096

ASSEMBLY OF GOD Main and Second Street 544-2773 Ben Coats, Pastor Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening - 6:00 p.m. Service Wed. Night - 7:00 p.m.

BETHEL FRIENDS CHURCH Eric Mason, Pastor Zac Johnson, Youth Pastor 11th & Jefferson - 544-8517 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Morning Service - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening Ministries - 6:30 p.m. (Children, Youth, & Adult)

CHURCH OF CHRIST 1045 S. Van Buren 544-2825 Matthew Russell, Minister 1041 S. Van Buren Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Evening Service - 6:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 520 E. First 544-2125 Sacrament - 9:00 a.m. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Priesthood - 11:00 a.m.

CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 500 S. Van Buren 544-2493 Pastor Dave Piper Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship - 10:45 a.m. Evening Services - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study - 7:00 p.m.

COWBOY CHURCH - HUGOTON Second & Fourth Tuesday of every month Stevens County Commercial Building at Fairgrounds 7:00 p.m.

FAITH CHAPEL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST Tenth and Jefferson Lawrence Johnson, Pastor Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Bible Band (Tuesday) - 6:00 p.m. Home and Forn. Miss. (Friday) - 6:00 p.m. Youth - 6:00 p.m. Bible Study - 7:00 p.m.

Tenth and Adams 544-2092 Christopher M. Fincher, Pastor Morning Worship - 9:00 a.m. Sunday School - 10:30 a.m. Bible Study, Wednesday - 7:30 p.m.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 600 S. Van Buren - 544-2715 Pastor Randy Nash Sunday School - 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Fellowship - 10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Worship Hour - 10:30 - 12:00 Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Jr. High Youth Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sr. High Youth Group, 7:45-9:00 p.m. Information on small groups call 544-2715

FIRST CHURCH OF GOD 801 W. City Limits 544-2652 Lanny Bollacker, Pastor 800 S. Van Buren - 544-2763 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship - 10:30 a.m. Evening Service - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service - 7:00 p.m. Call 544-2652 fIor Church Bus

HUGOTON BAPTIST CHURCH -Eighth and Main 544-2210 Bob Rich, Pastor 506 East Eighth - 544-2295 Sunday School - 6:00 p.m. Morning Worship - 10:30 a.m. Youth Service - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study - 6:00 p.m.

LIGHTHOUSE FELLOWSHIP 424 S. Jackson 544-4828 Michael Taylor, Minister 428-5686 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Sunday Church - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Pre-Service Prayer - half hour before service

LONE STAR FRIENDS CHURCH 14 Miles East of Hugoton on Highway 51 Bob Sanders, Pastor Church 624-3784 Home 624-3104 Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship Celebration - 10:45 a.m. Jr. High & Sr. High Youth Group - Sunday 6:30 p.m. Sunday Evening Fellowship - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Adult Study - 6:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting Wednesday - 8:00 p.m. Christian Life Club (age 2 - 18) - 6:30 p.m.


ST. HELEN CATHOLIC CHURCH 1011 South Jefferson Street 544-2551 Saturday - 1:00 p.m. - Spanish Mass Sunday - 11:00 a.m. English Mass

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 516 N.E. Avenue 544-2355 Morning Worship - 9:00 a.m. Fellowship/Refreshments - 10:00 a.m. Sunday School - 10:30 a.m. Rev. Larry Bradford, Interim Pastor 544-9492 or 598-2400 YOU ARE WELCOME!

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 828 S. Main Hugoton 544-8715 Harry Cross, Pastor Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m.

MOSCOW MOSCOW BAPTIST CHURCH 598-2455 Church - 598-2400 Home Rev. Larry Bradford, Pastor 1 mile S. of Moscow, 1/2 mile E. of Moscow/Hooker Rd. Morning Worship - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study - 7:00 p.m. Team Kids (Wed.) - 3:30-5:00p.m. Sept.-May

MOSCOW UNITED METHODIST 598-2426 Tim McCrary, Pastor 598-2421 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Kid’s Club - Wednesday 3:30 p.m. UMYF Jr. High - 6:00 p.m. UMYF Sr. High - 5:00 p.m.

ROLLA EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 202 Monroe St. - Rolla, Ks. 67954 Henry McGuire, Pastor 593-4693 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening, AWANA’s - 6:45 p.m.


A Full Gospel Church 207 East 6th - Hugoton Pam Peachey, Pastor 544-2436 Services Sundays 10:30 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.

Corner of Third and Adams, Rolla Marcus Light, Pastor Church - 593-4626, Parsonage - 593-4796 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Worship - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday night meal - 6:00 p.m.



HISPANO Congregación 618 Main sur - Hugoton 620-370-1003 Pastor Marcelino Auila Servicio de la Iglesia 11:00 a.m. - Domingo 7:00 p.m. - Miércoles

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593-4596 or 593-4781 Sandy Ferguson, Pastor Rolla Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Youth Groups - 5:00 p.m. Richfield Morning Worship - 9:15 a.m. Sunday School - 10:30 a.m.

and his wife Sharm of Elkhart. They also have two grandsons Garrett and Wiston. They will be celebrating the event with their family.

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10:00 a.m.; Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - 520 E. First, Sacrament - 9:00 a.m.; Sunday School - 10:00 a.m.; Priesthood - 11:00 a.m. Hugoton Baptist - Eighth and Main, Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 6:00 p.m. Church of the Nazarene - 500 S. Van Buren, Sunday School - 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship - 10:45 a.m. Lighthouse Fellowship - 424 S. Jackson, Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Church 10:30 a.m.; Pre-service prayer: half-hour before service First Christian Church - 600 S. Van Buren, Sunday School - 9:15 a.m.; Fellowship - 10:15 - 10:30 a.m.; Worship Hour 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Children’s Church - 10:30 a.m. My Father’s House - 207 E. Sixth, Sunday services 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Faith Chapel Church of God in Christ - Tenth and Jefferson, Sunday School - 10:00 a.m.; Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Asamblea de Dios los Redimidos del Rey - 138 S. Main, Domingo - 3:00 p.m. Faith Lutheran - Tenth and Adams, Morning Worship 9:00 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Primero Bautista Iglesia - 618 Main sur, Domingo - 11:00 a.m. Moscow Baptist Church - 1 mile south of Moscow, 1/2 mile east of Moscow/Hooker Road, Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.

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Moscow United Methodist Church - Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Rolla Emmanuel Baptist Church - 202 Monroe St., Sunday School - 10:00 a.m.; Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Rolla Pentecostal Holiness Church - Corner of Third and

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King - Dunham Robert and Teresa King of Guymon, Ok., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica King of Sunray, Tx., to Austin Dunham of Amarillo, Tx., son of Dr. Richard and Debbi Dunham of Dalhart, Tx. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Annie Reimer and the late Isaac Reimer of Meade and the late Billy and Flossie King of Guymon. The prospective groom is the grandson of Roger and Betty Wilcox of Amarillo and Dick and Carol Dunham of Pampa, Tx. The bride-elect is a graduate of Rolla High School in Rolla and a 2011 graduate of West Texas A&M University. She is teaching junior high science and coaching in Sunray. The groom-elect is a 2008 graduate of Dalhart High School. He is currently attending West Texas A&M University pursuing a General Studies Degree in Sports Exercise Science and will graduate in May. He plans to attend Graduate School to pursue a degree in sports administration or sports management. The couple will wed June 9 at Hillside Christian Church in Dalhart.

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PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT The photo exhibit is open for viewing. We have some incredible photos from more than a half-dozen artists. Come in and enjoy! GENEALOGY MEETING The Stevens County Genealogical Society meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 5 at 1:00 p.m. Please contact Eunice at the library for details. ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY The library will host a program on Advanced Digital Photography Thursday, April 5 at 4:00 p.m. This class comes to us via ELMeR. No registration is required. LIBRARY CLOSING The library will be closed Friday, April 6 for Good Friday. We will be open Saturday, April 7 from 9:00 a.m. to

5:00 p.m. PARKING LOT Please feel free to use the new parking lot on the south side of the library. We will be adding color to the planting areas soon, but for now the entire area is available for public (not just library) parking. TITANIC CENTENNIAL Next week is the one hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The library has added several titles about the Titanic to the collection. Come in and check one out! LIBRARY BOARD The regularly scheduled library board meeting will be Monday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m. SUMMER READING SIGNUP Summer reading signup for all programs begins Tuesday, May 1, 2012.

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Brownback joins others in effort to rehabilitate reputation of lean finely textured beef Kansas Governor Sam Brownback joined a coalition of governors to support the United States beef industry and set the record straight about lean finely textured beef. Lean finely textured beef is a 100% beef, 95% lean, nutritious, safe, quality and affordable beef product eaten by Americans for 20 years. The production and food safety technologies employed to make lean finely textured beef are USDA-approved, and it is produced in USDA-inspected meat processing facilities. Governor Brownback joined Governors Terry Branstad-Iowa; Dave Heineman-Nebraska; Rick Perry-

Texas and Lieutenant Govenor Matt Michels, standing in for South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, who is on a trade mission in China, to jointly issue the following statement: "Our states proudly produce food for the country and the world - and we do so with the highest commitment toward product safety. Lean, finely textured beef is a safe, nutritious product that is backed by sound science. It is unfortunate when inaccurate information causes an unnecessary panic among consumers. "By taking this safe product out of the market, grocery retailers and consumers are allowing media inaccuracies

to trump sound science. This is a disservice to the beef industry, hundreds of workers who make their livings producing this safe product and consumers as a whole. "Ultimately, it will be the consumer who pays for taking this safe product out of the market. The price of ground beef will rise as ranchers work to raise as many as 1.5 million more head of cattle to replace safe beef no longer consumed because of the baseless media scare. "We urge grocery retailers, consumers, restaurants and members of the media to seek the facts behind lean finely textured beef. Science supports keeping the lean beef

product on grocery store shelves for the benefit of American agriculture and consumers alike." The beef industry is a staple of the U.S. economy. In Kansas, the beef industry generates more than $6.5 billion in cash receipts a year. Already, more than 650 workers in Kansas, Texas and Iowa have been temporarily laid off. According to the National Meat Association, as many as 3,000 American jobs will be affected when suppliers are also factored in. The coalition of governors and state leaders toured BPI's South Sioux City, Ne. facility, Thursday, March 29.

Look who’s new Kordae welcomes home little brother Kornell Big brother Kordae is very excited to introduce the world to his new baby brother, Kornell Henry Jackson. Kornell was born March 13 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal. He weighed in at six pounds and 12 ounces. The proud parents of Kornell and Kordae are William S. Jackson and Kurston L. Ghumm of Hugoton. Grandparents are Jim and Stacy Ghumm, Michelle Ghumm and Mark Jackson and Kelly Deloch.

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Hugoton Middle School releases third nine weeks honor roll Hugoton Middle School has released their Honor Roll for the third nine weeks of this school year. Seventh graders with all A’s are Emily Augustine, Montana Beesley, Megan Cornelson, Justin Donaldson, Emma French, Yaczeny Gastelum, Katy Heger, Bernabe Mendoza, Elias Mendoza, Pedro Ordonez, Amy Scott and Brecklyn Stump. Seventh graders with all A’s and one B are Bridget Aguilera, Jaqueline Armendariz, Lacey Brecheison, Daniel Bustillos, Ben Cabrera, Jeffery Cutter, Hunter Dale, Melissa Fabela, BJ

Gooch, Roman Lindstrom, Logan Mangels, Miguel Martinez and Cristobal Salcedo. Seventh graders with all A’s and two B’s are Zeida Betance, Romano Burger, Valentino Degollado, Marisol Don Juan, Athziri Figueroa and Hannah Rodriguez. Eighth graders with all A’s are Abby Crawford, Caleb Gayer, Wade Heger, Carly Hittle, Keely Hittle, Brandi Holmes, Sara Johnson, Hunter Kerbow, Zack Leininger, Zack Littell, Aaron Madsen, Carly Martin, Henry Nuefeld, Austin Nordyke, Erin Perry, Mark Persinger, Juan Sanchez, Mariana

Shuck, Marissa Shuck, Andrew Stevenson and Parker Titus. Eighth graders with all A’s and one B are Noel Camacho, Kristan Crawford, Catie LeNeve, Tucker Martin, Maria Martinez, Manuel Mendez,

Jesus Quevedo, Gaby Rawlins and Marissa Romero. Eighth graders with all A’s and two B’s are Edgar Avalos, Ivone Baez, Landon Brecheison, Garrett Hamlin, Zach Pearson, Mariah Reynolds and Lacie Swafford.

World famous Clydesdales to appear in Dodge City at 3i Show Sponsored by Western Beverage, Inc., the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for AnheuserBusch since 1933, are scheduled to be onsite at the

Echoes From The Past By Tonya Hill

Karoll Wagner - Dancing through life Karoll was born in the German Community of Bison, Kansas. His family farmed and raised wheat, corn and dairy cattle. Each morning and night he’d milk up to 18 cows. Karoll considered his family to be “Suitcase Farmers”. If the land they were farming was leased to someone else, then his family would pack their things and move to the next site. The family worked hard but they also knew how to kick back and have some fun. Neighbors in the area would find a barn, clean it out, set up tables, gather some fiddlers, and have a dance. His mother was a great dancer and taught him to love dancing. At these gatherings they often danced to the Polka and the Waltz. Glen Miller music was popular at that time. Karoll finished his high school years at La Crosse. During his senior year, the Korean war broke out. Karoll was drafted into the army. At first, he was sent to Alabama for basic training. There he learned martial arts. Then it was off to Korea, where he spent many hours walking with the infantry. One day they moved him into the heavy equipment area to work on dozers and scrapers. Ponds were dug and drained, and wrap was laid to prevent erosion. He found that he had a “knack” for heavy equipment which would serve him later in life as a career. When the war ended, Karoll found himself back at Bison helping his father with a 4,000 acre farm. Then in 1957, while eating at a restaurant, he met “her”. The girl of his dreams - Ann. “...And could she cook. She made me a chicken fried steak like you wouldn’t believe.” Ann grew up in a conservative home and had never danced. Well, Karoll took it upon himself to teach her. One evening while attending a wedding, he asked her to dance. She replied with hesitation, “I don’t know how to dance.” “It won’t take you long,” he responded as he led her to the dance floor. “Don’t watch your feet, and do your own thinking.” After an hour of practice, she became a little frustrated and said, “Take me home now.” But then he coaxed her into staying by saying, “Oh, we’re just getting over the rough spots. We need to learn to finish. Listen to the music, pick the instrument that has the lead in the song and go with it.” Within six weeks Karoll and Ann were dancing the Two-Step, the Polka, Schottische, and the Waltz. To further improve her dancing skills, Karoll thought it was important for her to dance with other people. At another wedding dance, he convinced her to dance with one of his old Irish buddies. After a few dances, the man came over to Karoll and asked, “Hey, can you teach me to dance?” Ann and Karoll dated seven years and then married. Karoll went back to running heavy equipment. He started working for an asphalt company in Larned. The supervisor saw his “knack” for running the flat faced roller. The young man seemed to know when the heat was just right to roll it and when it was time not to roll it. Some said that he rolled it out so well that his jobs looked like he had just laid a “race track”. His projects were done so well that they were monitored and kept on file by the various companies for which he worked. The couple didn’t have any children of their own. But one day, a young woman came into their lives. Her name was Shirley Dowell. She came from a large family with 12-13 siblings. Her mom had passed away and she soon grew very close to Ann. One day she asked Ann, “Would you be my mom?” Ann and Karoll happily agreed to be her adoptive parents. From that point on wherever Ann was there Shirley would be, too.

upcoming 3i Show July 1214. The Clydesdales will be housed for visitation inside the Western State Bank Expo Center building and will also make hitched appearances. The eight-horse hitch will be harnessed and hitched to the famous red beer wagon daily. The “Gentle Giants,” as they are often referred to, will make rounds around the Western State Bank Expo Center grounds. The Clydesdales’ appearance in Dodge City is one of hundreds made annually by the traveling hitches. Canadians of Scottish descent brought the first Clydesdales to America in the mid-1800’s. Today, the giant draft horses are used primarily for breeding and show. Horses chosen for the Budweiser Clydesdale hitch must be at least three years of age, stand approximately 18 hands – or six feet – at the shoulder, weigh an average of 2,000 pounds, must be bay in color, have four white legs, and a blaze of white on the face and black mane and tail. A gentle temperament is very important as hitch horses meet millions of people each year. A single Clydesdale hitch horse will consume as much as 20-25 quarts of feed, 4050 pounds of hay and 30 gallons of water per day. Each hitch travels with a Dalmatian. In the early days of brewing, Dalmatians were bred and trained to protect the horses and guard the wagon when the driver went inside to make deliveries. The Budweiser Clydesdales can be viewed at the Anheuser-Busch breweries in St. Louis, Mo.; Merrimack, N.H.; and Ft. Collins, Colo. They also may be viewed at Grant’s Farm in St. Louis and at Warm Springs Ranch, the 300-plus acre Clydesdale breeding farm located near Boonville, Mo.

Buckle up for prom night Prom night can be exciting for teenagers, but it can also prove unsafe. In addition to concerns about excessive post-prom celebrating, parents also worry about automobile accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that 70 percent of teenagers killed on prom weekends were not wearing seatbelts. Regardless of behavior on prom night, being safe in automobiles is one of the easiest ways to prevent injury or death on a night that is supposed to be fun. From Metro Editorial Services.



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Nicole Kinser leads the pack as she clears the first sets of hurdles in Friday's race in Ulysses. Teammate Taylor Fiss makes her approach as well.

The Eagles soared with back-to-back victories over Sublette last week. Winning game one 8-1, the Eagles doubled that victory in game two, 16-2. "We were able to sweep the Larks," said coach Clint Merritt. In the opening win, James Persinger pitched the win. He struck out three batters, pitched three innings and didn't walk any batters. Ross Davis pitched three innings and struck out six. Jeison Rodriguez pitched one inning, striking out one. Hugoton scored eight runs on 12 hits. Alfredo Licon sent the ball over the fence for a homerun. Persinger hit a triple among his three hits. Two hits each were produced by Yates Sutton, Nic Frederick, Ross Davis and Licon. Cody Frederick, Dillon Taylor and Ross Davis each reached on a walk.

In game two, Hugoton scored three unanswered runs in the opening inning. They repeated in the third. Sublette's two runs came in the fourth. However, Hugoton stayed well out of reach with five runs in the fourth and five more in the fifth. Cody Frederick pitched the win, striking out five batters in four innings. Sutton pitched the remainder and struck out three. Rodriguez hit a triple for an RBI. Ross Davis had four RBI and two hits. Nic Frederick had three hits and four RBI. Licon had two RBI on three hits with three runs scored. Lance Sandoval provided one RBI and one hit. Reid Davis scored one run. "In the second game, our bats continued to be “hot” as we had 16 hits and also scored 16 runs, defeating the Larks 16-2," said coach Merritt. "Our pitching staff con-

The Eagles played two evenings of doubleheader varsity softball last week. Tuesday, the Hugoton High School team traveled to Sublette for a round of competition. Thursday, Hugoton played host to Liberal. The road games at Sublette were landslide wins for Hugoton. Both games went four innings on the run rule. Hugoton won game one 25-3, then backed up the win with a 16-1 game two victory. Game one's winning pitcher was Cassidy Reed. She pitched the full four innings, giving up only five hits and one earned run. Offensively, the Eagles reached base with numerous walks and converted Sublette fielding errors into extra bases. Josie Mueller launched a pitch sailing back over the mound, past the outfield and clearing the fence for a three-run homerun in the third inning. Nataly Martinez was the winning pitcher in game two and Chastity Parsons caught. Martinez gave up two hits and no earned runs. The Eagles again made Sublette's errors cost with HHS runs on the board.

Hugoton's first loss of the season came at the hands of Liberal in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday. The score ended in favor of the Redskins 10-16. Reed took the loss on the mound and Parsons was behind the plate. "We were ahead 6-1 going into the third and gave up four unearned runs to make it a one-run game, then the wheels came off in the fourth and we gave up seven runs; two of them were earned," said coach Lance Cornelsen. "Offensively we hit the ball good enough to win but defensively we couldn't catch it, throw it, or field the ball." Hugoton lost the second game 16-6. Martinez pitched and Parsons caught. Although the Eagles hit the ball well and made plays offensively, shaky defense allowed Liberal to stay in the game. HHS scored two runs in the first with a two-run double by Fantasia Easton. She scored two more teammates in the third on a two-run single. Two runs were scored in the fourth as Tessa Rindels and Cassidy Reed brought in runners with their bats.

Sports Schedule p.m. Friday, April 6 Good Friday - No School Tuesday, April 10 High School Boys Golf V at Goodland; 2:00 p.m. High School Boys Golf JV at Lakin; 3:00 p.m.

JV pitcher Bailey Haynes fields the ball against Liberal and makes the play to first baseman Monica Bustillos for the out.

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tinued to dominate Sublette as Cody gave up two runs and had five strike outs in four innings. Yates Sutton came on in the fifth and

struck out the side to complete the game on the ten-run rule after five innings."

Lady Eagles gain landslide wins over Sublette in doubleheader

Fantasia Easton watches the ball all the way into her glove as she puts out a Liberal runner at first Friday in the varsity doubleheader.

Thursday, April 5 High School Boys Golf at Liberal; 3:00 p.m. High School Track at Meade; 3:00 pm. High School Baseball V/JV at Goodland; 4:00 p.m. High School Softball V/JV vs. Goodland at Home; 4:00

Nic Frederick takes an at-bat against Sublette on the road in a doubleheader sweep by the Eagles. Frederick had five RBI on the night, five hits, scored four runs and stole two bases for HHS. Photo courtesy of Brenda Frederick.

The junior varsity softball team of Hugoton High School started the season at home against Liberal Thursday. The first game ended 1325 for Liberal. Lauren Fox, Bailey Haynes and Toni Melton each scored a run. Monica Bustillos, Sarah Martin, Sayra Chavez, Elizabeth Tinoco and Fer-

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nanda Vera scored two runs each. "We had a descent second inning," said coach Kara Stump. In game two, Liberal won 3-19. Eagle runs were scored by Lauren Fox, Bailey Haynes and Toni Melton. "We have the first games behind us and have two weeks to work on a lot of things," coach Stump reported. The next JV games will be April 13 in Colby.

Nataly Martinez throws heat in the doubleheader against Liberal last week. This marked the second outing for the varsity team this season, and the first home games.

KDWPT offers boating maintenance tips March of 2012 has been a mild month, and anglers and recreational boaters are eager to get on the water. This means it’s time to prepare boats and trailers for a trouble-free boating season. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) recommends the following simple steps so that your boat works properly and safely before launch. Not only will you have more fun, but you and your family will be safer. Outboard motor Replace the lower unit grease. Grease all zerks on the motor, and make sure the steering mechanism is lubricated and working smoothly. Clean or replace spark plugs. Check fuel lines. Remove the prop and check for nicks or gouges. Remove any old fishing line or weeds from shaft. Grease the shaft and replace the cotter pin on the shaft nut. You can start the motor in your driveway if you have a pair of motor muffs, which attach to a garden hose and force water into your motor’s water intake ports. Never start your motor dry. If your engine is oil injected, fill the oil reservoir and test the temperature warning signal device. Trailer Grease the wheel hubs. Check the tires for weathering and proper inflation. Check wire connections and make sure all lights work. Lubricate the trailer winch and check the winch strap for wear. Make sure the hitch is sound and safety chains are in place. Check the ball and tighten if necessary. Batteries Batteries should have been charged every 30 days throughout the winter. Inspect and clean all battery connec-

tions. Water levels should be checked in each cell, and batteries should be fully charged before the first trip. Check the batteries several days before a trip to make sure they are holding a charge. Electrical gear Check all bilge pumps and electrical gauges. Tighten any loose connections and secure wire harnesses. Safety Gear Inspect all life jackets and throwable cushions. They must be in good working condition to be legal. Be sure a sound-making device or working horn is on board. Test the boat lights, clean connections, and replace bulbs if needed. It's also important to make sure your boating registration is up to date. In addition to these items, boaters should make sure drain plugs work and keep a spare on board. Other items should include first aid kit, anchor, paddle, tool kit, electrical tape and wire connectors, a variety of spare fuses, extra twocycle oil, spare trailer light bulbs, and extra life jackets. And don't forget boater education. Any person born on or after January 1, 1989, must complete an approved boater safety education course in order to operate a motorboat or sailboat on public waters in Kansas. This requirement does not apply to a person accompanied by and under the direct supervision of a person age 17 or older who either possesses a certificate of completion of an approved boater safety education course or is legally exempt from the requirement. For more information, click "Boating" on the KDWPT Web site,, phone 620-672-0770, or email

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Track and field season starts with Max Heibert Invitational The Max Heibert Invitational Meet in Ulysses marked the first competition for the 2012 Hugoton High School track and field season. The event was Friday. The varsity boys placed fifth, as did the varsity girls of HHS. Nicole Kinser placed first in the triple jump with a mark of 36' 8-1/2". This broke the meet record. The boys’ 4 x 800 meter relay placed first, as did Skylar McLain in the 400 meter dash and Jacob Martin in the 3200 meter run. "It was a good start to the season. We had some kids get some good early marks and times to start the season. Now as a group we just need to continue on building on what we started," said coach Nick Rodriguez. "We had numerous kids who are new to high school track and field, so many went into the meet not knowing what to expect and as coaches we are excited to finally see what some of our kids could do in a meet situation. We do have some returning kids with some good experience from last year at state meet." Avory Stegman returns for HHS in the shot put. Each of the 4 x 800 meter relay teams for Hugoton contains three returning athletes. "Patrick Weaver ran at the state meet in the 800 meter run and we have a two-time returning State champion in the girls’ triple jump, Nicole Kinser," said coach Ro-

driguez. "We look to build around these kids. We have some returning throwers. Our sprinters and jumpers are looking good early this year led early by senior Skylar McLain who we hope to have a breakout type season this year, and juniors Nicole Kinser and BayLee Hoskinson. Our distance runners are working hard to improve each and every day. Overall, things are early so getting a little competition behind us will be good." Boys Results Team place 5th Shot Put 3 Avory Stegman 48'9” Javelin 3 Avory Stegman132' 3 1/2” 5 Dillion Hawk 130' 3” 6 Luis Sanchez 124' 7” Triple Jump 6 Fisher Hewitt 38' 4 1/2” Pole Vault 5 Logan Frederick 10'00” 6 Carlos Dominguez 9'6” 4 x 800m Relay 1 Skylar McLain, Luis Castro, Ulises Armendariz, Chase Hittle 8:35.73 4 x 100m Relay 4 Jorge Montoya, Johnny Vergara, Ty Haller, Luis Castro 46.55 400m Dash 1 Skylar McLain 52.02 3200m Run 1 Jacob Martin 10:36.7 5 Ulises Armendariz 11:11.39 Girls Results team place 5th Triple Jump 1 Nicole Kinser36' 8 1/2” (new meet record)

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Jorge Montoya erupts from the blocks and begins a relay race for the Eagle team.

HMS starts season at Meade Hugoton Middle School track and field athletes started the season last week with a Tuesday meet at Meade. The Eagles placed second as a team in the eighth grade boys division. The seventh grade boys placed fourth. On the girls' side, the eighth grade Eagles were fifth overall and the seventh grade team placed seventh. 100m Dash 3 Amy Scott 200m Dash 3 Amy Scott 4 Keely Hittle 5 Brecklyn Stump 400m Dash 6 Amy Scott 800m Dash 2 Maria Martinez 3 Brecklyn Stump Mile run 1 Katy Heger 5 Sarah Johnson 2 mile run 1 Maria Martinez 100 Hurdles 5 Keely Hittle 200 Hurdles 6 Megan Cornelsen 4x100 Throwers’ Relay 3 Gabby Rawlins, Lupe Montoya, Natalie Tinoco, Abby Crawford High Jump 3 Catie LeNeve 5 Kristan Crawford Shot Put 2 Catie LeNeve Discus 2 Carly Hittle 6 Gabby Rawlins Boys’ 100m Dash 1 Wade Heger 2 Noel Camacho 3 Miguel Rubio 5 Jack Stalcup 6 Oscar Rubio 4x100 Throwers’ Relay

3 Ulises Rodriguez 6 Garrett Hamlin 200m Dash 1 Wade Heger 2 Miguel Rubio 4 Oscar Rubio 5 Jack Stalcup 400m Dash 3 Miguel Rubio 4 Valentino Degollado 6 Pedro Ordonez 800m Dash 1 Issac Castro 3 Moses Carrillo 4 Alex Gonzales 2 mile run 1 Issac Castro 2 Zach Littell 4 Reed Rome 100m Hurdles 6 Dominic Esarey 200 Hurdles 6 Dominic Esarey 4x100 Throwers’ Relay 2 Nick Evans, Garrett Hamlin, Austin Nordyke, Alex Rosas 3 Aaron Cruz, Landon Hickey, David Padilla, Braden Silva 4x100m relay 2 Miguel Macias, Mark Persinger, Jose Salas, Manuel Mendez 4x200m Relay 1 Tyler Goode, Parker Titus, Hunter Kerbow, Noel Camacho High Jump 3 Mark Persinger 5 Wade Heger 6 Eddie Marguez Pole Vault 1 Thomas Frederick Long Jump 5 Parker Titus Triple Jump 6 Dominc Esarey Shot Put 1 Nick Evans Discus 1 Ulises Rodriguez

Hugoton High School student-athletes Cody Frederick and James Persinger are two of 20 kids chosen for the Northwest Kansas All-Star Classic Basketball game which was played Sunday, April 1 in Colby. The dark team beat the light team 79-76. Photo courtesy of Brenda Frederick.

State park reservation system will be shut down April 1-16 The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) reminds all state park users that parks will not take cabin, campsite, or other reservations from April 1-16. The shutdown will allow the agency to implement the new Outdoor Recreation Management System (ORMS). During this time, no reservations will be taken either online or by phone. Reservations made before April 1 will be moved into the new reservation system, so there will be no need to renew existing reservations. Once the new system is up and running April 17, reservations will be made faster and easier. In addition to allowing customers to make reservations from the comfort of home, photos of each campsite and whether it’s available will be hosted online. In most cases, ORMS will save park users money through reduced service fees and more efficient management. The system also will allow staff to mark sites in need of repair until they can be fixed. ORMS data will show which sites are used the most, making management planning more efficient. ORMS will also allow park staff to look within the system to see what sites are full and who is on those sites,

making emergency notifications much faster. For those without computers or who still prefer using a phone, park staff will be able to use the new system to help callers with reservations. To make reservations on or after April 17, visit the KDWPT website,, where you’ll be directed to, or call a KDWPT state park office or the Pratt Operations Office at 620-672-5911. For the location of your nearest Kansas state park office, go to the KDWPT website and click “State Parks/Locations.” Prior to April 17, park users can go to and familiarize themselves with how to use the system ahead of the launch date. Among many other benefits of ORMS, park users will be able to make a reservation online from home, be assured to have a site if they have made a reservation, and avoid reservation errors such as double-booking. Park staff will use ORMS to manage walk-in as well as phone sales. For more information, contact the nearest KDWPT state park or phone the Pratt Operations Office, 620-672-5911, and ask for the Parks Division.

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FFA banquet Continued from page 1

Hugoton FFA Officers for 2012-2013 are, left to right, Student Council Representative Caleb Henry, Sentinel Brady Heger, Treasurer Ka-

ressa Nordyke, President Micah Baehler, Secretary Nicolas Goode, Vice President Brady Marshall and Reporter Jeff Mueller.

Members of the FFA class gather for a group picture. These young people have learned much about their career choices and

Maintenance • Ben Weibe-Ag Mechanic Repair and Maintence Placement • Dalton Hawk-Ag Sales • Dakota Moodie-Ag Services Placement • Josie Mueller-Beef Production • Austin Mills-Beef Production Placement • Chase HittleDiversified Agriculture Placement • Jeff MuellerDiversified Livestock Entrepreneur • Mike McComackEnvironmental Science • Anna Rome-Equine Entrepreneurship • Ethan Persinger-Food Science-Placement • Chase Hittle-Forage

Placement • Christian Heger-Grain Production Placement • Logan BrecheisenSheep Production • Megan Bryan- Small Animal Production and Care • Brady Heger-Swine Production • Nicolas Goode-Turf Grass ManagementEnterpreneurship • Micah BaehlerVeterinary Medicine Placement • Mitchell SheltonWildlife Production and Management The chapter officers attended the State Conference for Chapter Leaders at Rock Springs 4-H Camp to learn about leading an FFA Chapter. Hugoton FFA participates in many community service activities. This past year they have organized “Family Fun Night” at the Stevens County Fair. They carved pumpkins with the first graders and taught the children about seeds, plants and how they grow. The chapter played food bingo. They also put puzzles together with the second graders and taught the kids where their food comes from. They served the Stevens County Soil Conservation annual meeting. They helped put flags on Main Street and assisted the Lions Club with placement of flags. FFA participated in ten or more career development events. One was the Career De-

velopment Events at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Many members attended the Kansas State Fair participating in an educational scavenger hunt. Members participated in Dairy Cattle Evaluations, Dairy Products, Horse Judging, Ag Mechanics, Prepared Public Speaking, Entomology, Agronomy, Food Science and Livestock Judging. The Dairy judging team and Ag Mechanics team placed third in their contest at the district level. They took home first place at the district Crop Judging and Entomology contest. They will be attending State Contests in Manhattan April 29 - May 1. The State level events Hugoton FFA will participate in are Leadership Laboratory, State Career Development events at KSU the first week of May, State Annual Convention in late May, State Conference for Chapter Leaders in July. They have applied for and will receive the Superior Chapter Recognition Award for the third year in a row. Tri-Rotor Crop Service selected this chapter to receive a FFA jacket for a member. Jacob Teeter was the chosen member who was given a FFA jacket. The chapter is also recognized as a Seed Chapter in the Kansas FFA Foundation by donating $200 a year for the next four years. This organization directs the students in their career making decisions and helps them mature into responsible adults.

how to work together for the good of the class. Many honors have been awarded to these talented young students.

Senior FFA members are presented with scholarships. Left to right are Riece Clinesmith, $500 scholarship; Dalton Hawk, $600 scholarship; Dillon Hawk, $500 scholarship and John Baehler, $600 scholarship.

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The FFA members shown here have earned Grade Point Averages of 3.5 up to 4.0. Micah Baehler and Jacob Teeter received a 4.0 GPA. Receiving 3.75 GPAs were James Hale, Austin Mills, Ben Wiebe, Denver Knox, Brady Marshall, Maverick Mills, Caleb Henry, Logan Brecheisen, Karessa Nordyke, Brady

Heger, Megan Bryan, Ethan Persinger, Mitchell Persinger and Mariah Rome. Earning 3.5 to 3.74 GPA were John Baehler, Chase Hittle, Lance Sandoval, Mike McComack, Christian Heger, Nic Goode, Jeff Mueller, Mitchell Shelton and Josie Mueller.

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A good Monday morning this first of April, after a very nice weekend. Looks like a busy week ahead. Please don’t forget to come to our Senior Social Saturday, April 7 at 6:00 p.m. We will have a covered dish supper. Also the Hillbilly band is coming to entertain us. A great group of people and a lot of fun. Then we have a board meeting and birthday day. Come join us for lunch and the activities. Have a great week! Menu Apr. 5.....Smothered Pork Chop Mar. 6.....................Swiss Steak Apr. 9....Grilled Chicken Breast Apr. 10 ...............................Chili Apr. 11.................Birthday Day .............................Roast Beef Apr. 12......Chicken Fried Steak Activities Schedule Thursday, April 5 Exercise...............10:30 a.m. Aglow.....................7:00 p.m. Friday, April 6 Exercise...............10:30 a.m. Bingo...................12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7 Senior Social .........6:00 p.m. ...........Hillbilly Band here

Sunday, April 8 Easter Monday, April 9 Exercise...............10:30 a.m. Line Dance ............7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 Board Meeting .......9:30 a.m. Exercise................................ Bridge................................... Wednesday, April 11 Birthday Day ........................ Exercise...............10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12 Exercise...............10:30 a.m. Bridge...................................

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Another true sign of spring are these colorful tulips. They are in full bloom in Bernard and Sue Smith’s yard. Nice job!!

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Governor Brownback signs seven bills

From the left are Kansas State Representative Steve Alford, Janice Baldwin, Karen Holliday,

Main ARTery owner Jeani Gustafson and Kansas Senate President Senator Steve Morris.

Main ARTery gallery honored at Topeka The Main ARTery gallery and frame shop was honored last week as the Southwest Kansas Existing Small Business of the Year by the Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC). This honor was celebrated at a reception at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka March 13 where representatives of the gallery were presented with a plaque honoring their business accomplishments. Gallery members attending the reception were Karen Holliday, Janice Baldwin and

gallery owner, Jeani Gustafson. The award to the Main ARTery was part of a statewide celebration of Emerging and Existing Business of the Year awards. One emerging and one existing business of the year was chosen in each of the eight KSBDC regions. The Main ARTery was nominated by the KSBDC Regional Office in Garden City. Ms. Gustafson has relied on Pat Veesart and her staff at the KSBDC for business advice many times over the past

decade or more. "The KSBDC planned the visit to Topeka very well. We were introduced and recognized during the sessions of the Kansas House and Senate that day as well as at the evening reception. It made us feel very honored." The Gallery is located at 103 S. Main Street in Ulysses. They can be contacted by phone at 620-4243828 or more information could be obtained on their website www.mainartery

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed seven bills Friday, March 30 bringing the total number of new laws this session to 61. SB 290 amends the Addictions Counselor Licensure Act to clarify the licensure requirements for licensed addiction counselors (LACs) and licensed clinical addiction counselors (LCACs) and address reciprocal licensure for addiction counselors and clinical addiction counselors. Sub. for SB 282 adds felony violations of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer to the list of conduct and offenses giving rise to civil forfeiture under the Kansas Standard Asset Seizure and Forfeiture Act. SB 280 amends the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Act (KSVPA) to require the person conducting a sexually violent predator evaluation to notify the subject: 1) of the nature and purpose of the evaluation; and 2) that the evaluation is not confidential. The law also

clarifies that such evaluations be ordered by the court. Second, it allows parties to call expert witnesses at any “proceeding” conducted under the KSVPA. Current statute states that experts may be called at any “trial” conducted under the Act. SB 252 amends the Kansas Rules and Regulations Filing Act to update the names of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and the Division of Health Care Finance of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The new law also changes notice requirements from 30 days to 60 days for new rule-making proceedings when the agency proposes to adopt a final rule and regulation. HB 2496 amends the definition of "police officer" and "law enforcement officer" within the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Act to include special investigators of the Juvenile Justice Authority (JJA) and any JJA employee employed solely to

perform correctional, administrative, or operational duties related to juvenile correctional facilities. Further, it would give the Commissioner of JJA authority to appoint and designate special investigators and to adopt rules and regulations to govern training required for special investigators. HB 2429 removes the expiration date on the State Education Institution Project Delivery Construction Procurement Act, which applies only to university construction projects and services funded totally with non-state money. (The Act is due to expire on June 30, 2012.) HB 2507 repeals a statute in the Insurance Code (Chapter 40, Article 35 – mortgage guaranty insurance companies). The statute, KSA 403508, relates to a limit, per loan, on the coverage net of reinsurance or payment of indebtedness.

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Hermes employee Marie Austin donated 13 inches of hair to Locks of Love two weeks ago. Donated hair goes to children under 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. If you would like to donate your hair, please visit for information and other ways you can help.

The April meeting of the Beta Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma was in Elkhart Monday, April 2, 2012, at the Elkhart Point Rock Room in the Extention Building. The evening began at 6:30 p.m. with a delicious salad supper with salads being provided by the Rolla and Elkhart members. Eileen Gillespie, president, called the business meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Devotions were given by Winnie Hagenah. Ten members and one guest answered roll with "Favorite part of Spring". Janie Shelden read the minutes of the March meeting. Kelly Schnable gave the trea-

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Locks of Love’s Certificate of Appreciation reads “For selfless dedication and support of our mission to help children suffering from long-term or permanent medical hair loss. On behalf of the Locks of Love Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and all the children whose lives you will touch, Thank You!”

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April showers may bring May flowers, but May flowers still bring bugs, which can be nuisances to people trying to enjoy the warmer weather outside. Biting flies, mosquitoes, gnats, bees and beetles can make outdoor excursions unenjoyable. People often rely on insect repellents to keep bugs away. Though there are many repellents on the market, only a few of them may be considered safe. Repellants, such as those that contain DEET, may prove more hazardous to human health than the insects themselves - even if a person has been bitten. To repel insects safely, experiment with these different methods. • Aloe vera, lavender, peppermint and clove are known to repel mosquitoes. • Grow herbs and flowers like garlic, rosemary, tansy, catmint, basil, pennyroyal and marigolds. These plants naturally repel many bugs. • Avoid lotions or perfumes with a floral scent, which attract bugs. • Remove standing water around the house where pests may gravitate to and lay eggs. • Citronella candles and sprays may work for a few hours in relatively small areas. From Metro Editorial Services.

surer's report. For World Fellowship, Alice Conner asked each member to give ten cents for every salad she tried. Officers for the next biennium will be President Eudon Dutton, Vice President - Dot Leiker, Secretary - Janie Shelton and Treasurer - Teresa Smith. Members voted to give a Beta Sigma Scholarship to

Nicole Buckner from Morton County. Members attending were Alice Conner, Eudon Dutton, Retta Eiland, Eileen Gillespie, Winnie Hagenah, Dot Leiker, Sue Meek, Kelly Schnable, Janie Shelden, Teresa Smith, and one guest, Rachelle Dutton. The new biennium will begin with the first meeting September 10, 2012.

Gary Baker has turned in his paperwork to refile as Stevens County Commissioner for District #2.

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History From The Hermes Compiled by Ruthie Winget

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HOSPITAL AIDES for 1961-1962 - The present class of Hospital Aides and instructors gathered for observance and preparations for the annual visit and instruction. Left to right, Mrs. Leora Rosel, Mrs. Evelyn Bansemer, Dana Fox, Chestina Barnes,

Helen Holcomb, Joyce Garmon, Sandra Lynch, Ann Simmons, Roberta Leslie, Lynda Juarez, Sheryl Gooch, Raylene Morgan, Hallie Holcomb and Mrs. Arlene Garrett. Photo is taken from the April 12, 1962 issue of The Hugoton Hermes.

Thursday, April 12, 2007 Jack Rowden was sworn in as the new mayor of Hugoton. He will be replacing Neal Gillespie who has served as mayor for the past twelve years. Mike Eshbaugh was also sworn in as a new city councilman. Thursday, April 11, 2002 The Northwest Cotton Growers Co-op has opened their temporary office in Moscow. They plan to establish a permanent office at the gin site located southwest of Moscow. Matthew Weaver is the winner of the Stevens County Senior Spelling Bee Championship. He is now eligible to compete in the Amarillo, Tx. Spelling Bee. Thursday, April 9, 1992 The tally is in for the secession issue on the April 1992 ballot. Stevens County

Reese, has received the U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal at McConnell Air Force Base. The sergeant is a 1965 graduate of Hugoton Rural High School. Thursday, April 12, 1962 Jess E. Flower, who rode through this country in a covered wagon and stayed to see its rural areas modernized with electricity, has asked to be relieved of his services as a director of Pioneer Co-operative Association. He will be 86 years old this summer and has been a director of Pioneer Co-op since 1948. Thursday, April 10, 1952 Stevens County’s palatial new courthouse building passed its final inspection and county offices will move into their new quarters next week. The present county commissioners are Roy Bennett, W.C. Grandstaff and Ed

voted to secede from the state of Kansas by 1469 ‘yes’ votes and 73 ‘no’ votes. Now what happens? Thursday, April 8, 1982 Marine Sgt. Jack A. Rector, son of Dean Rector and Shirley Rector, has been awarded the Navy Achievement Medal. He was cited for superior performance of duty from August 1980 to July 1981. Galen Keith is the new owner of C&A Automotive Electrical. He recently purchased the business from Ralph Webb. Thursday, April 13, 1972 Robert Cornett, Hugoton High School social science instructor, announced he is a candidate for the office of State Representative from District 124. Sergeant Clay P. Reese, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gale


If any readers have pictures for the history page of the Hermes, please bring them in to Ruthie Winget at The Hugoton Hermes.

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Commit to More Grit Would you be willing to eat more whole grain foods if they would help reduce your risk for heart disease and cancer? There is a good chance you would according to current research. Americans are good at eating grainbased foods, unfortunately the majority of those are highly processed refined grains, not whole grains. There are many kinds of whole grains, including whole wheat, oats, cornmeal, popcorn, barley, brown rice, etc. Different whole grains provide different health benefits. Whole grains provide energy for daily activities and reduce the risk of developing many major diseases. Each individual part of the grain is

healthful. But eating the entire grain allows the beneficial factors of all three parts to work together. Thus, the overall benefits exceed those that come from eating just certain parts. Whole grains include the entire grain, usually called the kernel. The nutrientdense kernel includes a fibrous outer coating (bran) that protects the kernel´s interior. Most of the interior is endosperm, a starchy substance that provides energy for the kernel´s reproductive seed (germ). The germ is full of vitamins, minerals, healthy unsaturated oils and phytochemicals. How do you find whole grain products? The key is knowing which words to look

Stevens County Gas And Historical Museum curator Gladys Renfro demonstrates the beautiful sound of the Estey Pump Organ that is displayed at the museum.

MUSEUM UPDATE from The Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum Gladys Renfro and Beulah Carter We now have an Estey Pump Organ donated by a friend of David Cutter, who was moving from Garden City to Wichita. The organ stool was included. This organ has eleven stops, a bass coupler, I and II treble couplers, diapason, Dolce, Dulciana, I and II Forte - loud, Melodia sweet and soft tone, and vox humana - voice. It has six octaves and the couplers add additional octaves. An octave

is eight keys - F, G, A, B, C, D, E, F. Price from a Sears Roebuck 1902 edition - $22.00 $27.50. It was made in Brattleboro, Vt. We invite you to visit us at the Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum. We are located at 905 S. Adams in Hugoton. Our hours are 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and we are open from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

for, and which ones are not helpful, such as these: "100% Wheat" This phrase means that the only grain contained in the product is wheat. The food may not contain whole wheat. "Multigrain" A word that means the product contains more than one kind of grain. The food may not contain whole grains, however. "Stone ground" This term refers to grain that is coarsely ground and may contain the germ but not the bran. Often, refined flour is the first ingredient, not whole grain flour. When reading package labels, also look for a goldencolored box with a sheaf of wheat in it. This is the symbol that is used to identify whole grain products. Eating a variety of whole grains each day will help ensure that you get the nutrients needed to stay healthy. There are two different varieties of Stamp, the Basic Stamp and the 100% Stamp. If a product bears the 100% Stamp, then all its grain ingredients are whole grains. There is a minimum requirement of 16g (16 grams) - a full serving - of whole grain per labeled serving, for products using the 100% Stamp. If a product bears the Basic Stamp, it contains at least 8g (eight grams) - a half serving - of whole grain, but may also contain some refined grain. Even if a product contains large amounts of whole grain (23g, 37g, 41g, etc.), it will use the Basic Stamp if it also contains extra bran, germ, or refined flour. Each Stamp also shows a number, telling you how many grams of whole grain

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ingredients are in a serving of the product. • All types of grain foods are excellent sources of complex carbohydrates. Nutrition experts recommend that we eat most of our daily calories as carbohydrates, especially complex ones. They supply energy for daily activities. • Whole grains are low in fat, and because they are from plants they have no cholesterol. • Whole grains are high in fiber, plant protein, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, resistant starch, phytate and many other healthful substances. • Whole grains provide many of the nutrients that are low in America´s diet, including fiber, B vitamins, vitamin E, and the minerals selenium, zinc, copper and magnesium. • There is a long list of other naturally occurring substances in whole grains, besides soluble and insoluble fiber. Some of them are: tocopherols, beta-carotene, vitamin C, folate, glutamine, phytoestrogens, lignans, flavonoids, oligosaccharides, inositol, phenolics, saponins, lectins, and protease and amylase inhibitors. These healthful factors may help prevent diseases from developing, lower blood cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar or improve immune function. Remember, the average American needs six ounces of grains each day, at least half of which should be whole grains. So look at the labels, and increase your whole grains daily!

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Donation Continued from page 1 Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. Millie Heger was the winning farm family in Stevens County. Heger saw

the financial need of her local 4-H Club and chose to give back to her local chapter. Possible plans for the donation by the Cloverleaf Cowboys include the purchase of belt buckles for the upcoming fair or for camp scholarships.

In a ceremony Monday, March 26, 2012, Heger got the chance to present the Cloverleaf Cowboys with the $2,500 donation. Through America’s Farmers Grow Communities: • Farmers in 1,245 eligible

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544-2261 USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider Conservation Tree Seedling Sales Tree sales for the Kansas Forest Service’s fifty-sixth successive Conservation Tree season are going well. The March 30 inventory reveals the Agency to be sold out of Chinkapin Oak, Elderberry, Persimmon, Paw Paw, Peking Cotoneaster, Rocky Mountain Juniper, and Sycamore, and have low supplies of Baldcypress, Caragana, and Lacebark Elm. Tree shipping is in full swing throughout the state and will continue into early May. The selling season closes May 7. The Kansas Forest Service’s tree growing and distribution program is a low cost source of trees and shrubs for conservation purposes. Approved uses of the agency’s plants include wildlife habitat, windbreaks, woodlots,

stream bank plantings, Christmas tree plantations, timber production, and other related conservation practices. Organizations considering planting seedlings for educational benefits are also eligible to order. The program still has twenty-five species of plants available for sale. Each species is selected for hardiness in the central high plains and should do well on most sites especially if supplemental watering can be applied during drought periods. Most of the seedlings are bare-root stock, one to two years old and 12-18 inches tall, depending on species. Also offered are several evergreen species sold in containers. Along with conventional single species bundles sold in units of 25 seedlings, song-

bird, pheasant, quail and wildlife mast bundles are also offered with species selected to help support the state’s bird and wildlife populations. Orders can be made by phoning 785-532-3300, toll free at 888-740-8733, or online at ome.aspx. Order forms are also available at any county or district Kansas State University Research and Extension office, the USDA Service Center Offices or on the Kansas Forest Service website at wnloads.shtml . Additional information is available by phoning the above numbers, or writing Kansas Forest Service, 2610 Claflin Road, Manhattan, Ks. 66502.

Ag Wise Joshua Morris, Stevens County Extension Agent A.N.R. office: 620-544-4359

Corn Planting: How early is too early? With the warm temperatures this spring, many producers are itching to get the corn planters in the field. The widespread rains received last week put the brakes on corn planting in much of the state for a while, but as soon as soils are dry enough, producers will be asking: How early is too early to plant corn? We often recommend using soil temperatures as a guide for timing corn planting. Generally, corn needs average soil temperatures at or greater than 50 degrees F to germinate and emerge. How deep should soil temperature be measured, and at what time of day? Although the seed and seedling are usually in the top two to three inches, we usually use the four-inch soil temperature because it is less affected by the daily swings in temperature. Soil temperature averages are calculated from the maximum and minimum for each day. If you take the soil temperature before noon, that is a fairly good indicator of minimum soil temperature because of the lag in soil temperature change on a typical day. This timing would be the most con-

servative indicator of temperatures adequate for germination and growth. Examining the four-inch soil temperatures for the past week (Table 1), it is evident that average soil temperatures exceeded the recommended 50 degree minimum at all stations. Note that the cooler soils are in Western Kansas, where the frost-free date is also later. See Table 1 below. However, soil temperature at planting is only part of the story. Temperatures must continue to increase beyond 50 degrees F for corn growth and development to continue at a normal pace. Early-planted corn may be susceptible to damage from late-spring freeze events. Table 1 also includes the date when chances of avoiding freezing temperatures (32 degrees) reach 95%. There is still a 5% chance of having a freeze after that date. These are later than typical planting dates for these locations because temperatures must be less than 28 degrees F for several hours for plants to be damaged seriously. It usually takes several days for corn plants to emerge, and even after emergence, the growing point is below the soil

Table 1.WEEKLY SOIL TEMP. AT 4 INCH DEPTH WEEK OF March 18 TO March 24 AND 95% FROST FREE DATE PROVIDED BY WEATHER DATA LIBRARY KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY Station Average Average Weekly 95% Weekly Weekly Ave Frost Max Min Free Date Colby 55.7 48.1 52 5/22 Garden City 54.2 48.9 52 5/10 Hays 54.8 49.7 52 5/17 Hutchinson 57.3 53.2 55 5/6 Manhattan 59.1 55.2 57 5/9 Ottawa 63.3 54.5 59 5/2 Parsons 57.2 53.3 55 4/27 Powhattan 63.3 55 59 5/14 St. John 56.5 53.4 55 5/13 Scandia 59.6 50.2 55 5/5 Silver Lake 60.5 56.2 58 5/10 Tribune 56.3 47.7 52 5/24

surface and protected from freezing air temperatures. Deciding how early to plant eventually comes down to how risk-averse each producer is. The long-term forecast for the area may be helpful. The one-month temperature probability outlook produced by the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center ( indicates that temperatures for Kansas are more likely to be above normal than equal to or below normal for the next 30 days. This bodes well for the likelihood of an early corn planting to survive. A few years ago, a series of experiments looked at early planting at Hesston, Ottawa, and Manhattan. Target planting dates were March 15, April 1, and April 15. Corn was planted at or near these dates regardless of soil temperatures. The response to planting date depended on year and location: • Mid-March planting generally did not reduce yield except with the late freeze in 2007, which resulted in 0 bushels/acre at all locations. This was an unusual freeze event with temperatures in the teens for several hours on three successive nights. The next planting date, which was planted in early to mid-April, produced reasonable yields and was significantly superior to late-April and May planting dates. • Mid-late March planting provided a yield benefit compared to later plantings in a drought year at Hesston (2006). • Corn planted in mid-March 2008 emerged within a couple of days of the corn planted in early April. This was associated with cool temperatures after planting. • The early April planting date was most consistent across locations and years. It avoided freeze damage in 2007 and yield reductions occasionally seen for later dates. Kraig Roozeboom, Crop Production and Cropping Systems Specialist Mary Knapp, State Climatologist

counties have the chance to win $2,500 for their favorite community nonprofit organizations. • The Monsanto Fund has invested more than $3.1 million to rural communities this year alone. • A list of all winners and more information can be found at www.growcommu Grow Communities is part of a broad commitment by the Monsanto Fund to invest in farm communities such as Grady County. It aims to highlight the important contributions farmers such as Walter Godwin make every day to our society. The Monsanto Fund, the

philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsanto

Cloverleaf Cowboys vote to donate to Ag Day The Cloverleaf Cowboys 4H Club met for their regular monthly meeting Monday evening, March 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the 4-H Building at the Stevens County Fairgrounds. President Elizabeth Johnson called the meeting to order. The pledges were led by Carson Gilmore. Roll call was answered by naming your “favorite hobby." Special visitors from the Monsanto Organization presented the club with a check for $2500. The club voices their appreciation of the Millie Heger family for choosing them as the recipients of these funds. Secretary Montana Beesley read the minutes from the previous meeting. Logan Brecheisen gave the Treasurer's report and Landon Brecheisen gave the Reporter's report. Austin Newlon gave the Historian's report and asked for pictures for the Historian's book. The Leader’s report was given by Mrs. Vicky Newlon. She told everyone about many important 4-H dates that are coming up. She also reminded club members of the 4-H meeting attendance policy. There was no old business. In new business the Club voted to donate $100 to Ag Day which is coming up April 13. Emma French presented a project talk about venomous snakes. The devotion was given by Ashlyn Schechter. Sydney Beesley, along with Audrey Gilmore and Rebecca Johnson led the group in singing "Old MacDonald." Recreation was led by Audrey and Carson Gilmore. They had the group play a fun balloon bouncing game. Vice President Sarah Johnson announced the agenda for next month's meeting, scheduled for April 23. The meeting was then adjourned and refreshments were provided by the Hinds and Martin families. By Club Reporter Landon Brecheisen.

Vice President Sarah Johnson, at right, announces the agenda for next month’s meeting. Also pictured is Elizabeth Johnson and Montana Beesley, at left.


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MOSCOW NEWS by Melissa Moore

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Junior Wildcats face tough outing at first track meet The Junior High Wildcats traveled to Montezuma for the first track meet of the year last Thursday. It was a tough meet since there were several schools and the seventh and eighth graders competed together. Briannah Davidson placed first in the 100 meter hurdles and third in the 200 meter hurdles. Grayson Christenson placed first in the 800 meter run. Gillian Rios placed second in discus and first in shot put. Brittney Stuckey placed sixth in the long jump. Jace Cross placed third in the 400 meter dash and second in long jump. Chris Hernandez placed sixth in the 400 meter dash and fourth in the discus. Brian

Erives placed fourth in the 800 meter run. Jalen Shaddix placed fourth in discus and third in shot put. Gaby Granilo placed sixth in discus and fourth in shot put. Javier Marquez placed sixth in long jump. The sixth grade girls’ 4x100 meter relay placed second, the seventh and eighth grade girls placed sixth in the 4x200 meter relay, and the sixth grade boys’ 4x100 meter relay placed second. It was a pretty good showing for the Junior Cats’ first meet. The team headed to Rolla for their second meet this cold and rainy Tuesday. The results will be in next week’s issue.

Moscow's Junior High Choir was the winner of “Moscow's Got Talent” in the Group Category.

Moscow proves they’ve got talent “Moscow’s Got Talent” took place at Ida Shriver auditorium Thursday, March 29. Under the direction of Denise Shoff and accompanied by Zo Roland, the talented vocal and band students preformed their spring selections. Judges Gail Dale and Howard Owens had a daunting task in choosing the most talented individual and group

from the evening’s performances. Jaron Thompson won the individual talent with his vocal and Fluglehorn selections. The Junior High choir won the group talent. The evening ended with the Junior High Choir singing “Oh Happy Day,” featuring soloists Keeley Roop, Vance Thompson and Freddy Gonzalez.

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Cheerleading tryouts for both Junior High and High School were last Friday afternoon. A few cheerleaders from Seward County Community College came to MHS to judge. Congratulations go to the following students for making the Junior High cheer squad for the 20122013 school year Maggie White, Keeley Roop, Talley White, Rachel Pierson, Brittney Stuckey, Grayson Christensen, Adriana Salcedo, and Isela Montoya. The girls making up the High School cheer team for next year are Hailey White, Cruz Montoya, Yaritza Maldonado, Madison Owens, Sara Pinkham, Mandee Saucedo, and Marki Anton. Congratulations girls!

Jaron Thompson is the winner of the Individual Category at “Moscow’s Got Talent.”

Moscow students qualify for State music contest Congratulations to these students for earning I ratings at the KSHSAA Regional music contest in Garden City Saturday, March 31. Students are Maria Cecenas, Alto sax; Tapanga Dahle, flute; Isabelle Lucero, vocal; Cruz Montoya, clarinet; Mixed Wind Ensemble (Tessa Whitham, Tapanga Dahle, Jaron Thompson, Carley Hockett, Maria Cecenas, Rebeca Cecenas, Morganne Owens, Kaitlyn Dobie, Krystian Rios, Cruz Montoya, and Ethan Owens). All these students qualify for the KSHSAA State contest in Wichita at Stucky Middle School April 28! The students are under the direction of Denise Shoff.

Coach Shawn Anderson talks strategy with Alexis Manriquez.

Wildcats hosted Tyrone Monday Moscow Wildcats The hosted Tyrone, Ok. Monday night for the second contest date of the season. They swept both games, run-ruling Tyrone after five innings 15-0, and in just three innings 11-0. All Cat team members saw ample playing time to help seal the two victories. Way to go Cats!

MHS starts track season in Cimarron The Moscow High School track team started their season off in Cimarron on March 30, 2012. This years participants include: Osvaldo Granillo, Jonatan Manriquez, Breck Roop and Leslie Marquez – Seniors; Rigo Bustillos, Easton Bohl, Jaron Thompson, and Brianna Bucher – Juniors; Daisy Flores and Morganne Owens – Sophomores; Alexis Manriquez, Brice Valdez, Zachary Pierson, Aaron Warren, Tapanga Dahle, Courtney Clark, Kaitlyn Dobie, Maria Cecenas, Paloma Moran and Cruz Montoya – Freshmen. The team is coached by Aaron Roop and Cindy Broaddus. On the boy’s division of the track meet, Osvaldo Granillo placed first in the 100-meter dash in 11.07, the 200-meter dash in 22.67 and the 400meter dash in 50.06. The 400meter dash was a school record for Osvaldo. Breck Roop placed second in the 800 meter in 2:08.9 and third in the 1600 meter in 4:54.67. Rigo Bustillos placed second in the shot put at 42’8.5” and fifth in the javelin at 126’9”. Jonatan Manriquez placed 4th in the 400 meter in 53.85. Alexis Manriquez placed fourth in the javelin at 131’.The 4x400 meter relay of Jonatan Manriquez, Breck Roop, Brice Valdez and Osvaldo Granillo placed second in a time of 3:40.32. The 4x800 meter relay team of Alexis Manriquz, Jonatan Manriquez, Brice Valdez, and Rigo Bustillos placed third in a time of 9:38.59. On the girls division of the

track meet, Courtney Clark place third in the shot put at 30’ 09.5” and third in the discus at 84’11”. Brianna Bucher placed sixth in the javelin at 69’4”. Maria Cecenas placed sixth in the 400-meter dash in 1:12.38. Daisy Flores placed sixth in the 3200 meter run in 16:12.12. Kaitlyn Dobie placed sixth in the 100 high hurdles in 19.03. The 4x800 meter relay team of Morganne Owens, Brianna Bucher, Paloma Moran, and Daisy Flores placed fourth in a time of 13:16.65. The 4x400 meter relay team of Kaitlyn Dobie, Cruz Montoya, Maria Cecenas and Brianna Bucher placed fifth in a time of 5:01.81. The next track meet for the Wildcats will be April 5 at Ingalls starting at 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 5 Easter Egg Hunts High School Track Meet at Ingalls-3:00 p.m. Friday, April 6 No School, Good Friday Sunday, April 8 Resurrection Sunday Monday, April 9 No School-Easter Break School Board Meeting-

7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 Fourth and Fifth Grade Field Trip to Bents Fort Junior High Track Meet at Ingalls - 2:00 p.m. High School Baseball at Home - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 No School - Fifth-Eighth grade Music Contest

Rigo Bustillos anchors the 4x800 meter relay.

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Rolla Hope Basketball Tourney a huge success

Rolla kindergartners, first and second graders play their little hearts out at the Rolla Hope

Basketball Tournament to raise funds for the medical expenses of Waynette Bowers.

The Rolla Hope Foundation K-2 Basketball Tournament was a huge success. The board members want to express their appreciation to everyone who volunteered their time to help. For anyone who wants a t-shirt, the organization is placing another order the end of the week. Just let Arleen Clinesmith or Toni Easterwood know what size you want. Rolla Hope has been established to help Waynette Bowers with her battle against breast cancer as well as others in the future who will face adversity. The compassion of the community will be felt now and in the future. Rolla Hope is also taking memberships for those who are interested. The next board meeting will be April 25 at 4:30 in the Elementary conference room

American Kids, Inc. looking for local talent to perform in Guymon America's big league of little entertainers, the non-profit American Kids Inc., has set a local talent competition to take place in Guymon, Ok., at Northridge Shopping Center, 1950 N. Highway 64, Saturday, April 21. Entry deadline for the event is April 11. Membership and competition are open to all youth ages three through high school seniors from all states. All entrants will be eligible for a variety of honors including cash prizes. Entry forms and guidelines are available at /resources.html and may be used by young performers in all states. For more information call Clarence Moore, Oklahoma Kids state director, at 918-512-8044 or e-mail him at The April 21 event will begin with a 9:30 a.m. registration followed by a parents’ meeting and group number rehearsal. Competition begins at 10:00 a.m. An awards ceremony and a cast party conclude the day. Performers and their supporters and audience members should use the mall entrance near Epic PCS and the movie theater entrances. A wide variety of prizes from cash to medallions and trophies for five age divisions are presented at all levels of competition. High school seniors are also eligible for many college scholarships awarded annually. The different levels of competition include seven categories: country vocal, gospel vocal, serious/classical vocal, character vocal/musical theatre, popular vocal, dance and specialty acts. The event is followed by other optional progressive levels of talent competitions concluding with an All Star Show at which the top act will win $1,000. The All Star Show is judged by entertainment industry professionals and held in Branson, Mo., each summer. American Kids Inc. is celebrating its thirieth anniversary in 2012. American Kids is different from other competitions in the performance opportunities given the group's membership outside of the competition, according to Moore. "Our members, with guidance from our certified adult volunteers, present a vast number of shows on the local, regional and national level to share their talent gifts For more information go to the Oklahoma Kids website at ok or the national website at The Guymon local competition is part of Epic Saturdays, a full calendar of fun community events, is a team effort between Epic PCS and Main Street Guymon and includes a wide range of happenings from athletic and active to educational and entertaining.

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ROLLA NEWS By Mary Courtney

C OMMUNITY C ALENDAR Tuesday, April 3 Rec/Library Easter Egg Hunt; 10:00 a.m. Junior High Track at Home; 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 5 High School Track at Ingalls; 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 6 NO SCHOOL / NO ARGH! Easter Break Monday, April 9 NO SCHOOL - Easter Break Board of Education Meet-

ing; 6:30 p.m. Recreation Board Meeting; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 Junior High Track at Ingalls; 2:00 p.m. High School Golf at Elkhart; 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 Moscow Music Festival Grades 5-8 Thursday, April 12 High School Track Rolla Invitational; 3:00 p.m.

Xtreme RHS students bring home some new toys Rolla High School students competed at the annual Xtreme Challenge at Seward County Community College in many academic and vocational areas. Nine students placed and earned some great prizes. Students placing in the Challenge were Katie Murray, third, Computer Science, $50 gift card; Jessica Johns, third, Business, iPod Shuffle;

Monica Reza, third, Medical, iPod Shuffle; Taylor Cameron, firstst, English, Kindle Touch; Meredith Light, first, Drama, Blu Ray player and movies; Chandler Huddleston, second, Computer Science, Cruz Tablet; Jaron Rusch, first, Criminal Science, View Sonic Tablet; Karly Clinesmith, second, Marketing, Cruz Tablet, and Kaleigh Barrett, third, Marketing, iPod Shuffle.

Students win honors at State Science Fair

Rolla youth face XTreme Challenge with their wits and courage and take home plenty of cool stuff for their hard work. Pictured are Jessica

Johns, Monica Reza, Kaleigh Barrett, Karly Clinesmith, Chandler Huddleston, Katie Murray, Meredith Light and Jaron Rusch

Senate shows progress to “Kansas First” agenda Senate leaders last week recapped results of their 2012 priorities as the Legislature prepared to adjourn its Regular Session. The update on the Senate’s “Kansas First” agenda came on the heels of strong economic news for the state. “Kansans can be proud of the results we’ve seen so far,” said Senate President Steve Morris, RHugoton. “We still have some work to do on KPERS and redistricting, but we made significant progress on the Kansas First agenda, particularly with job growth, protecting our schools and lowering our property and sales taxes. I’m encouraged by the support we’ve seen for these initiatives from small business owners and Kansans across the state.” Early last week, Kansas and Florida made news as the nation’s top growth states when U-Haul International released the findings of its annual National Migration Trend Report. The report measured the number of families moving into states during 2011. Kansas ranked first among all states showing 6.72 percent growth over the past year. Kansas saw its largest influx of new residents between 2005-2010 coming from Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, California and Colorado, respectively, based on the State-to-State Migration Report produced by the Internal Revenue Service. “We know one of the reasons families move to Kansas is for our schools,” said Senate Vice President John Vratil, R-Leawood. “This Session, our school finance work was not just about restoring the $18,000 that has been cut from every classroom in the state, it’s about attracting good-paying jobs and making sure our graduates have the skills they need to get those jobs. We took a comprehensive approach this year that restores funding, but also increases local control and accountability in our schools.” In addition to strong privatesector indicators, the state’s upcoming revenue estimates are projected to be $100 million higher than expected—further indication that the Kansas economy is solid and getting stronger. “It’s clear that Kansas is on the right track,” said Senate Majority Leader Jay Emler, R-Lindsborg. “Our economy is starting to rebound and Kansas is emerging from this recession stronger than most states. We need to stay the course and continue to focus on the things that matter most to Kansans.” The Senate’s “Kansas First” agenda focuses on three areas that Kansans have indicated are most important to them: job growth,

protecting schools and lowering taxes. Job Growth Kansas Works. Based on the recommendations of the Senate Tax Working Group, the Senate passed the first phase of its “Kansas Works” plan (Substitute for HB 2157) to spur job growth in Kansas. By targeting growth in the manufacturing sector, our state stands to regain jobs, increase exports of products to other states and countries, and increase capital flow into Kansas. “Kansas Works” will provide incentives for manufacturers to build in Kansas, to hire in Kansas and to ship products out of state by implementing a single-factor apportionment formula as an option for new businesses. These businesses would pay income tax only on the proportion of their sales income that occurs within the state. The proposal also takes advantage of our state’s geographic location along major trade and logistics corridors. Current Kansas law taxes business income based on three factors: payroll within Kansas, property within Kansas and sales within Kansas, which is a disincentive for manufacturers to hire Kansans or own property in Kansas. By focusing on job creators, and providing property tax relief for both business owners and homeowners, Kansas will have two new powerful incentives for growing our economy. Water Rights. Agriculture is our state’s economic engine. Until now, there have been a number of concerns with water flexibility and usage. Early on, the Senate passed SB 272, which amends water law to provide Kansas farmers and ranchers with the flexibility they need to carefully manage their water resources. The legislation gives producers the option to spread over a five-year period the amount of groundwater they over pump during a drought. The second bill, HB 2451, would amend “use it or lose it” practices in our state and encourage conservation in normal and wet years to protect our state’s water supply. Protecting Schools Comprehensive Education Plan. The Senate-passed Comprehensive Education Plan seeks to accomplish three things: promote fiscal responsibility, adequately fund K-12 classrooms across the state and provide greater job opportunities for Kansas students. HB 2430 allows districts to save up to 10 percent of the district’s general fund budget in a contingency reserve fund. Senate Sub. for HB 2200 resets the base state aid per pupil to $3,854 for the 2012-2013 school year. The legislation keeps the existing school fi-

nance formula in place, but returns $100 million to the base over the next two years. HB 2435, in conjunction with SB 393, will help Kansas build and maintain the skilled workforce we need to attract and retain good-paying jobs throughout the state. Specifically, HB 2435 creates the Career Technical Workforce Grant, which will provide Kansas students with up to $1,000 per year to assist with tuition and expenses for designated technical education programs. Tax Reform Property and Sales Taxes. The Senate passed two tax relief bills, one that is designed to lower local property taxes and another that is an amended version of the Governor’s income tax proposal. The Senate property tax bill (Senate Substitute for HB 2241) will put $180 million toward the buy-down of local property taxes over the next four years. Right now, the Tax Foundation ranks Kansas as one of the highest property tax states in the nation. This bill will restore utilization of the Local Ad Valorem Tax Fund, sending $45 million each year to our cities and counties as a means to lower property taxes across the state. The Senate’s income tax bill builds on the Governor’s plan to reduce income taxes, but with a few key changes. The Senate plan maintains the Legislature’s commitment to roll back the temporary 1-cent sales tax and it protects the mortgage and charitable deductions that Kansans have consistently said they want to keep. While the Senate and House plans differ from the Governor’s original proposal, the Senate’s action will keep a number of tax relief options viable in conference committee as we work to find a balanced plan that is right for Kansas. A number of these Senatepassed initiatives will await action in the Kansas House when the Legislature returns April 25 for its Veto Session. “I would encourage the House to take up these priorities when we return next month,” said Morris. “There is still time for the House to pass our job-growth legislation and to adequately fund our local classrooms. I hope that good public policy will come before politics on these important measures.” Major items left for the Senate to consider during the Veto Session will include further reform of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS), finalizing the Omnibus Budget Bill and wrapping up reapportionment of the state’s House, Senate and Congressional maps. From Senator Steven Morris, Kansas Senate President.

Young scientist from across the state gathered at Century II in Wichita for the fifth Annual Kansas Science and Engineering Fair. A total of 154 projects were entered in 22 categories with 34 from southwest Kansas. Top scoring teams would also compete for multiple special awards and the honor of one of the top three overall in two divisions. The special award winners were: National Association of Professional Engineers award and pin – Shane Bowker (Rolla). US Army award and savings bond – Obie Telford (Rolla) and Tina Wiebe (Richfield). US Navy/Marine Corps award and certificate – Teagan Simmons (Rolla). Kansas Citizens for Science awardJaylen Mendez (Rolla) and Deserae Schwindt (Rolla). Category winners for Divi-

sion I were: Biochemistry, Medicine and Health-first, Lauren Sarchet (Hugoton). Earth/Space Science- first, Tina Wiebe (Richfield). Environmental Science - second, Kori Hall and Meredith Light (Rolla). Category winners for Division II were: Social/Behavioral Science- first, Allyson Norton (Rolla) and Paige Claasen (Richfield). Botany- third, Garry Norton (Rolla). Engineering and Invention-first, Artemio Villa (Rolla). Environmental Science-first, Teagan Simmons (Rolla). All participants had to qualify at a Regional Fair to progress to the State Science Fair. The Southwest Regional Fair is held annually at SCCC the first Saturday of March. For further information on how you can compete next year contact William Bryan, Regional Director.

South of Rolla FOR SALE: This lovely estate located only three miles south of Rolla, KS, on County Highway 24, is a four-bedroom, threebath home with a good size kitchen and living room and it has a fireplace. The home and a 40x80 steel shed are located on a ten-acre parcel of grass. A rare opportunity. Please call David Light at 544-9763. David Light 620-544-9763 Fax: 620-356-5462 Office: 620-356-5808

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FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center warns of evolving internet scams This report, which is based upon information from law enforcement and complaints submitted to the IC3, details recent cyber crime trends, new twists to previously-existing cyber scams, and announcements. To report potential e-scams, please go the Internet Crime Complaint Center and file a report. Note: the FBI does not send mass e-mails to private citizens about cyber scams, so if you received an e-mail that claims to be from the FBI Director or other top official, it is most likely a scam. If you receive unsolicited email offers or spam, you can forward the messages to the Federal Trade Commission at Fraudulent Utility Bill Scam The IC3 has received over 40 complaints since May 2011 reporting the receipt of an unsolicited e-mail purportedly from a specified utility company. The e-mail stated the recipient had a new bill which needed to be paid, and the bill was attached to the e-mail. The recipient was instructed to click on the attachment to view their bill. The attachment contained a zip file with a computer virus. The e-mail concluded by stating the recipient received the e-mail message, because he/she receives e-bills from this utility company. Many of the recipients are located in areas of the United States that

do not use this utility company as their electric provider. Businesses targeted with E-mail purportedly from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) The IC3 has received several complaints from businesses regarding an e-mail, purportedly from the BBB, which states the BBB has received a complaint from a customer regarding their business. The recipient is asked to review the complaint attached to the email and respond to the BBB. The file attached to the e-mail contains a virus. In one complaint received by the IC3, a business claimed their computer was infected with a virus after opening the attachment in the e-mail they received. As a result, the business lost nearly $100,000 when fraudsters successfully wired money from the company's bank account after the virus enabled them to capture passwords and other important banking information. View the alert posted by the BBB December 7, 2011 at cle/alert-malicious-complaintemail-claiming-its-from-bbb30916. Alert: Malicious Complaint E-mail Claiming It's From BBB Better Business Bureau is issuing an urgent SCAM alert cautioning businesses and consumers about an email that looks like it is from BBB,

Solution to March 29, 2012 puzzle

with the subject line "Complaint from your customers." This e-mail is fraudulent; ignore its contents and delete it immediately. If you have already clicked on a link in the email, run a full virus scan of your computer. The e-mails have return addresses that BBB does not use (one example is and it is signed with the address of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the national office of the BBB system. The e-mail contains a link to a non-BBB web site. Do NOT click on the link. BBB is working with law enforcement to determine its source and stop the fraudulent campaign. Moving Company Scams The IC3 continues to receive complaints regarding moving company scams. The complaints received at the IC3 do not appear to be linked to each other. There are many individuals who take advantage of those posting moving services on-line, receive an estimate for the service, and hire the company. Scams include the company showing up, and the estimate suddenly doubles or additional fees are added; the counterfeit check scheme, where the victim is selling an item on-line, and the buyer claims a moving company has been hired to pick up the merchandise, and the buyer pays for the merchandise with a check written for more than the price of the merchandise;

and after loading and driving away with the customer’s property, the moving company later calls to inform the customer they must pay more if they want to see their belongings again, basically holding the property hostage. Often, even after paying the additional costs, deliveries were late and many of the customers’ items were damaged or missing. Those who refused to pay the additional cost were told they would not receive a refund or their belongings. Browser Bot Infection What happens when your web browser becomes the "bot?" A look at a current Trojan infection campaign similar to the infamous Zeus malware makes open source web browser users a bit nervous. The open source browser can now function like a bot and accept commands. It can process the content of the current page where it is located, redirect the user, halt the loading of particular pages, steal passwords, run executables, and even kill itself. Unfortunately, the kill function is a bit excessive and deletes critical system files, which in turn prevents users from logging in properly. The way it builds the malicious code into the open source browser is notable, because it uses the design of the browser against itself. In the past, researchers have seen threats create malicious extensions. Users would have to dis-

Learn about window safety Placing a crib, changing table or even a chair next to a window might offer your child a nice view outside or access to fresh air, but be careful – window falls can happen to anyone and in some cases, can be deadly. Safe Kids Kansas recommends that adults actively supervise their children when around open windows. Toddlers have been known to fall out of windows open as little as five inches. Every year, window falls account for 12 childhood deaths and 4,000 injuries for children under ten years old in the U.S. In Kansas, from 2000-2009 there were 77 accidental fallsrelated hospital discharges that occurred from falls out of a building or other structure. Most of these falls occurred in younger children. More than half the fall discharges, 62 percent, occurred in children four years old and younger. Safe Kids Kansas strongly recommends window guards on all windows above the first floor, preferably guards equipped with an emergency release device in case of fire. “A screen is not a safety device,” says Cherie Sage, State Director of Safe Kids Kansas. “It’s designed to keep insects out, not to keep children in. Proper safety guards on windows save lives.” Safe Kids Kansas also reminds parents and caregivers: • Install window guards to prevent children from falling out of windows. For windows above the first floor, install window guards with an emergency

release device in case of fire. • Install window stops so that windows open no more than four inches. • Keep windows locked and closed when they are not being used. • Keep furniture away from windows so kids can’t climb to the ledge. • If you have double-hung windows — the kind that can open down from the top as well as up from the bottom — it is generally safer to open the top pane, but growing kids may have enough strength, dexterity and curiosity to open the bottom pane. • Never try to move a child who appears to be seriously injured after a fall. Call 911 and let trained medical personnel move the child with proper precautions. • Consider using cordless window products in your home if you have young children or they visit your home frequently. • Check all Roman Blinds and roll up shades in your home — kids have been strangled while playing with dangling cords. If looped pull cords, exposed inner cords, or exposed lifting loops are found, replace the blinds or shades with products that do not have exposed pull cords or inner cords. For more information about window safety and falls, call Safe Kids Kansas at 785-2960351 or visit tional Window Safety Week is an annual program of the National Safety Council. For more information, visit

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, March 22, 2012) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF SHIRLEY IRENE RECTOR, Deceased Case No. 12PR5 NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in this Court by Stephen K. Rector, an heir of Shirley Irene Rector, deceased, praying for all determination of descent of the following described interest in Stevens County, Kansas to-wit: A fraction part of Lots Twenty-two (22), Twenty-three (23) and Twentyfour (24), in Block Thirty-five (35), in the City of Hugoton, according to the duly filed and recorded Plat of Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, more particularly described as follows, to wit: Beginning at the Northwest (NW) Corner of Lot Twenty-four (24), Block Thirty-five (35) in the City of Hugoton, Kansas, thence directly East along the North boundary line of said Lot Twenty-

four (24), a distance of One Hundred (100) feet, thence South on a line parallel with the West line of said Block Thirty-five (35), to the North line of Northwest Avenue, thence in a Northwesterly direction along the North line of said Block Thirty-five (35), thence north on the West line of said Block Thirty-five (35) to the place of beginning; and all other property, real, personal, or mixed, or interest therein, owned by the Decedent at the time of her death; and you are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 16th day of April, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. of said day, in said Court, in the City of Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, at which time and lace said cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said Petition. /s/ Steven K. Rector, Petitioner Approved by: /s/ Clint W. Floyd, #21694 Floyd Law Office, LLC P.O. Box 540 Johnson, KS 67855 (620) 492-6600 Attorney for Petitioner

able that particular add-on, which would eradicate the threat. For this particular piece of malware, this is not the case. Since it is a component, it does not appear as an addon in the browser's Add-ons Manager in the same manner other extensions and plugins appear. Furthermore, due to the design of the open source browser, the Trojan will be reinstalled every time the browser establishes a connection to the Internet. HTML Attachments used to spread malware In the last month, security researchers have observed several large spam campaigns

ments. A 2007 botnet is believed to be behind the spike in these attacks. Traditionally, HTML-based attachments were used for phishing attacks to entice HTML victim to the desired spoofed web page. This current attack vector uses the HTML attachment with malicious javascript to redirect victims to the exploit kit. The exploit kit will then scan the target machine for vulnerabilities that can be exploited to install an information-stealing Trojan. For more information regarding online scams visit our Press Room page for the most current Public Service Announcements.

HERMES CLASSIFIEDS Deadline for all classified advertising is FRIDAY at 12:00 p.m. All Garage, Yard and/or Moving Sale Ads MUST Be Pre-Paid. 1) Classified ad rate is $.20 per word per insertion. The weekly minimum is $3.35. 2) Classified display advertising rate is $5.00 per column inch. 3) All cards of thanks are charged at the display rate. 4) All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, children, or national origin or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination." This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.

HELP WANTED WANTED: Helper to work 3-4 mornings a week, call Edna Olinger 544-2229. (2c13) ---------------


with malicious HTML attach-


544-4321 to get your ad in today

Good Pay, Great Benefits Bartlett Grain, L.P. has yearround opportunities. We are looking for a hard working Yard Laborer. You will be involved in both fertilizer and grain operations. Ideal candidate has ag background and CDL. HAZMAT preferred. Bartlett offers competitive wages along with GREAT BENEFITS: Health and life ins. premiums paid 100% for employee, dental, vision, 401k w/ company match, profit sharing, paid vacation and more. Apply in person or send resume: Bartlett Grain Company, L.P. Highway 56, Moscow, KS 67952 Fax 816-753-1775 EOE/AA/D/V/Drug Screen/ Background Checks (2c13)



Mid-Plains Construction is now hiring Class B CDL drivers for the Hugoton Ethanol plant. Please apply in person at the office in Plains, Ks. on Highway 54.

ROLLA MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT OPENING The City of Rolla is accepting applications for a full time position with the maintenance department. Benefits include BCBS Health Insurance and retirement through Kansas Public Employees Retirement system. Applications are available at City Hall in Rolla, 304 Washington Street. For more information you can contact City Hall at 620-593-4777. The City of Rolla is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Are you ready to see where your DRIVE can take you and enjoy providing excellent customer service? Then we would love to have you join our team!

Full-time Outside Parts Salesman for NAPA Store Successful candidate will have knowledge of agriculture in regards to farm equipment and feedlot equipment, along with being able to lift at least 50 lbs. (will be a physical job due to loading and unloading parts) Needs to have excellent customer service skills. This position pertains to outside sales which will include traveling within a 100 mile radius. Experience in sales and agriculture will definitely be beneficial for compensation. Apply in person at 531 S. Jackson in Hugoton or call 620-544-7800 (4c14)

Need a summer job? Are you looking to make a difference in a child’s life? If so, we are looking for a few great people to make that difference during our 2012 Summer Program in June, July and the first part of August. $8.25/hr., hours will vary Monday through Friday. Applicants must have the following: An interest in working with children who experience a mental illness and their families, High School Diploma or GED, Good driving record, and a valid driver’s license.

Applications are available at: Forward application and references to: Human Resources, PO Box 1905, Garden City, KS 67846 Fax number: 620.272.0171 E-mail:

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402 S. Main Street - Commercial Propertyover 5,000 sf zoned B-2, 75 x 190 lot, parking. Call for details!

522 West 7th - 4 bed/2 b, full basement, cen heat, open parking, corner lot. Call for details!!



1501 Road 9 - Very well maintained brick home on 3.7 acres only 3 miles from town. 5 bed/4 bath. New roof 2010. Hardwood floors & new carpet on main level in 2009. A/C unit and Furnace replaced in 2011. Double oven & microwave new in 2011, refrigerator & dishwasher 2.5 years old.

1109 S. Madison St. - All you could ever want in a home. Home has 8 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 2 Living areas. Basement family room is equipped with cabinets, sink, and cook top. Bathroom downstairs has a large whirlpool tub. Kitchen and upGas company pays up to 20,000 KW of stairs bath recently remodeled. New appliances in electric usage per year. 848 Road G. - This 5 bedroom 2 story home kitchen. Back porch remodeled and enclosed and comes with 55.88 acres of dryland farm ground, nice sitting patio next to porch. several out buildings and corrals. The home is all electric with 2 new heat and air conditioning systems. Call for more information. T


101 S. Madison- $2,500 BUYER INCENTIVE!!! 3 bed/2b, cen H/A, fence, att garage. storage shed. Call for details!!!

1277 Rd W - Country Home with acreage! Brick 5 bed/3 b, fpl, basement, deck, all electric, 69x48 ship. A Must See!!

Are you looking for a great job with: • Great Pay? • Great Benefits? • Great Working Atmosphere? • Potential to Grow with the Company? If you answered yes, then Quest Diagnostics is looking for you!

615 - 623 S. Monroe- Commercial propertyformerly Ann's Port and Motel. Great Business opportunity with ample parking. Call to see this property today!!!

612 E. 4th St. - Nice 2001 Manufactured home on full basement. Each bedroom on main level has its own private bathroom. 2 bedrooms in basement with possibility of more. Basement also has hookup for second utility room. Can access basement from inside house or from garage.

515-517 West 6th - Commercial Building and Lot - 40x140 Metal building with land. Call for details!!


204 W. 8th St. - This exclusive home has 4 BD , 3 BA, with a full basement. There is a vinyl fence, shed, 1 car att. and, 2 car det. garage. Great location. To view this must see call Angie today! Agent owned! 708 E. Fourth St. NEW CONSTRUCTION!! 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 Car Garage, Full Basement!! Buyer has opportunity to pick colors & other amenities of home. Allowances will be given for paint, flooring, and appliances.

Lots in Spikes Addition 504 S. Wildcat Ct. 617 E. 4th

712 E. 5th St.

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20579 Road D, Moscow, KS - Reduced Price! Completely remodeled and renovated 2bd/1b home with 5 acres! $40,000!!


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928 S. Jackson - Frame, 2 bed/2 b., lg family rm, basement, cen H/A. Call for details!


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The City of Hugoton will be making two appointments to the golf course board.

Quest Diagnostics 2220 Canterbury Drive Hays, KS 67601 Attention: Chardell Parke Phone: 888-332-0053, ext. 2715 Fax: 785-623-5067

If interested in serving, please send a letter of interest to PO Box 788, Hugoton, Kansas 67951, a fax to 544-4535 or an email to Letters of interest must be recieved by Monday, April 9, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. (2c13)

509 Recreation Drive, Moscow - Brick Ranch, 4 bed/3 b, fin bsmt, fpl, wood floors, deck, and much more!!! Call for your private showing!

Mark Faulkner-Broker Karen Yoder - Associate/Broker Residential & Commercial Specialist


Karen Yoder- 544-4161 or Cellphone 544-3730 Chance Yoder - Salesperson Agricultural Land Residential & Commercial Specialist


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Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time, Parttime and PRN RNs or LPNs to work the Med/Surg floor. These positions are for both day and night shifts (7 am-7 pm and 7 pm-7am). All candidates must have a Kansas RN/LPN license to be eligible. We offer outstanding benefits, competitive wages, sign-on bonus (FT and PT only) and mileage reimbursement if individual lives 15 miles or more outside of Stevens County. (4c10) Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time, Part-time and PRN CNAs. These positions are for both day and night shifts as well (7 am-7 pm and 7 pm-7 am). All candidates must have a Kansas CNA license to be eligible. We offer excellent benefits as well as competitive wages. (4c10) Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time RNs and LPNs to work at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home. These positions are for the night shift (6 pm-6 am). All candidates must have a Kansas RN/LPN license to be eligible. We offer outstanding benefits, competitive wages, sign-on bonus and mileage reimbursement if individual (4c10) lives 15 miles or more outside of Stevens County. Please contact Robyn Medina in Human Resources for an application 620-544-8511


FOR SALE: Two refrigerators, one dryer, one kitchen range, divan and loveseat, two chairs. Call 544-2229 and ask for Jim. (2c13) --------------FOR SALE: Tools, socket sets and wrench sets, individual or sets of sockets and wrenches, rachets and extensions. Call Jim at 544-2229. (2c14)


FOR SALE: 1986 Harley Davidson FLH Electraglide. 85ci big bore kit, custom handlebars. Call or text 453-0427 for more information. (tfc13) --------------FIREWOOD FOR SALE

Oak, Piñon, Mesquite, Pecan & More Delivery & stacking available Call DJ @ 620-430-1273 Days 620-428-6127 Evenings (tfc)

• Service Manager • Service Technicians - Various Skill Levels • Parts Counter We offer a benefits package including Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, 401(k) and Tuition Reimbursement Programs.

Please contact Greg Terry @ 806-244-5608 Shane Orman @ 806-333-5930 Terry Moore @ 580-651-4325 OR email a resume to Green Country Equipment is an Equal Opportunity Employer

LOST OR STOLEN Samsung Ace cell phone in pink leather case lost or taken at Kiwanis Auction. Call 620-544-7600. (1c14) --------------

SUPPORT GROUPS PREGNANT? NEED HELP? Call Birthright of Garden City, 316-276-3605 or Birthline in Liberal, 1404 N. Western, 620-626-6763. (tfc3) ------------

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will help you if you sincerely want to stop drinking. Call 544-8633. (tfc1) ---------------

Project Hope

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Open Tues & Thurs 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Sunday 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

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FOR RENT FOR RENT: 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments. Furnished or unfurnished. Bills included, washer and dryer, and cable. (tfc) Call 544-2232. ---------------

FOR RENT: Lot to rent for camper trailers or small trailer uptown. Call James Olinger at 544-2229. (2c14) ---------------


Help for families & friends of alcoholics. Mon & Thurs 8:00pm, 1405 Cemetery Road 544-2610 or 544-2854


BUILDING FOR RENT: 625 S. Main, ask for Jim or Edna (2c13) Olinger at 544-2229.


ROLLA PLAZA APARTMENTS 1 & 2 Bedroom.Rental Assistance Available. For more information call Shelli at 620492-3698 (tfc40)

SUNFLOWER PLAZA Green Country Equipment has several job openings at our dealerships in the Texas and Oklahoma locations

WANT TO PURCHASE: Minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co. 80201. (104p5) --------------NEEDED: Gas stove, refrigerator, full size or queen size box springs and mattress and love seat. Call 544-5616. (tfc31) --------------

1 bedroom newly decorated apartment for Senior Citizens For Information Call Plaza Office - 544-4011 or Selia Crawford - 544-2182



(620)544-7777 UPERIOR 510 E. 3rd OLUTIONS Hugoton


FDT ELECTRIC(tfc34) Frankie Thomas, owner

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544-5915 or 544-7776



LAWN PRO Will Schnittker

620-544-1517 O.D.’s SHOP

(620) 428-6518 1182 Road Q • Hugoton (tfc12)

THANK YOU I would like to thank all the nurses at Stevens County Hospital for the care they gave me as an outpatient for ten days. The care was great. I would also like to thank Dr. Sam for being my doctor for those ten days. Martha Arange

Office: (620)544-7800 531 S. Jackson Hugoton, Ks. 67951

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if no answer, leave message (tfc48)


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Thursday, April 5, 2012

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Repealer welcomes reports of outdated laws Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed the first group of bills recommended by the Office of the Repealer March 29. “This is just the beginning of repealing outdated and burdensome laws, regulations and executive orders,” Governor Brownback said. “In addition to the work being done by the Office of the Repealer, state agencies work every day to identify ways to streamline application and licensing processes so

Kansans can focus on growing their businesses. State laws and regulations shouldn’t hinder opportunities for Kansans and Kansas businesses.” The Repealer bills signed into law are: • HB 2669 repeals statutes concerning the matron of a county jail. The statutes, which were enacted in 1913, are outdated and no longer reflect contemporary jail operations, civil service ordinances, state and federal

April 12th 6:30 Open House 7:30 Q&A and Orientation

employment law, or the role of female law enforcement officers. • HB 2675 revises a statute concerning the duties of county clerks and county appraisers with regard to the listing and valuation of real estate. The Secretary of Administration indicated the statute is out-of-date, as most of the processes associated with completing the real estate assessment rolls are done electronically. • HB 2677 eliminates the distinction that counties with a population greater than 25,000 must appoint a fulltime county appraiser, while counties with a population of 25,000 or less may appoint either a full-time or part-time appraiser. • HB 2683 amends one statute and repeals several other statutes concerning the Director of Penal Institutions which are outmoded. The Governor signed Executive Order 11-01 last year to establish the Office within the Kansas Department of Administration. Administration Secretary Dennis Taylor said the Office of the Repealer is continuing to review hundreds of suggestions submitted by Kansans. “Every week the Office of the Repealer receives requests that we review statutes and regulations for repeal. We welcome this input from citizens and businesses from throughout the state and are actively soliciting additional suggestions for inclusion in recommendations we will make during the 2013 legislative session,” Secretary Taylor said. Kansans can submit their suggestions for repeal at or by email

Auctioneers are busy looking for the next bid at the annual Kiwanis Auction this past weekend. A large crowd attended both days of the auction with the first day starting outside. The auction ended Saturday evening in the Arena Building with furious bidding by the attendees to get that special item they wanted. The auctioneers volunteer their time for this special auction every year.

The beautiful Wisteria growing over Dana Swan’s carport is putting on a colorful show.

The fragrance surrounding the plant is wonderful.


125 years of the Hermes Friday, March 23, 1900 If you are raw and bony, don’t blame the cook. You have observed that some grow fat, and other lean on the same kind of food. Any hotel proves this. Two men may eat at the same table for ten years, and at the end of that time one will be corpulent and the other thin as an umbrella rib. And if your purse is lean don’t blame the government. While you have been growing poor you have seen men in your same neighborhood growing rich. They received no special privileges from the government either. You had the same chance that they had. Perhaps they were less extravagant than you, and were more industrious. (Reprinted from the Florence Bulletin) Friday, March 30, 1900 Volcanic eruptions are grand, but skin eruptions rob life of joy. Bucklen’s Arnica Salve cures them, also Old, Running and

Fever Sores, Ulcers, Boils, Felons, Corns, Warts, Cuts, Bruises, Burns, Scalds, Chapped Hands, Chilblains. Best Pile cure on earth. Drives out Pains and Aches. Only 25¢ a box. Cure guaranteed. Sold by Chamberlain & Co. (Taken from an ad featured in The Hugoton Hermes). Friday, March 29, 1901 WHAT’S THE MATTER? Astrologers tell us that the positions of the different planets in regard to our own have a decided influence on the termperaments of the people here. We had not given much thought to these theories until lately but it does seem as if some evil influence were at work on our planet. Not only are the nations of the earth ready to spring at each other’s throats but the people of Stevens County seem to have caught the spirit of quarreling and bitter-

ness. Neighbor is turning against neighbor, friend against friend and even relative against relative. Instead of the pleasant, peaceful relations that have existed for years among our people, a hatred has sprung up, not only in one part of the county, but in all parts, which bids fair to end in litigation long drawn out, or something worse. All this may be in the air like the miasma of the swamp. It may come from the conjunction of the plants but we think it comes from the spirit of greed which is getting possession of our people. And this spirit will continue to grow until the people of this county find that this is no exception to the old rule that we reap what we sow and that not from a moral, religious or even financial standpoint can we afford to do the wrong.

April 5, 2012  

Official Newspaper of Stevens County, Ks.

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