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Volume 125, Number 18

Thursday, May 3, 2012

18 Pages, 70 Cents Plus Tax Per Copy

Leadercast comes to Hugoton Friday

Laton Heger

Stetson Honig

Emmy Hittle

Seniors make Hutch News’ First Hour list Hugoton High School Seniors Laton Heger and Stetson Honig and Moscow High School Senior Emmy Hittle were recently awarded the distinction of First Hour Honor Community Service/Leadership Team members. The students were nominated by their schools. To be selected, students were evaluated based on their club membership, sports teams, leadership skills, extracurricular involvement and similar factors. Local students were selected from among 240 nominees from 33 schools. Laton Heger is the son of Darren and Michelle Heger. Laton is a member of HHS Student Council, National Honor Society and a Heartland 4-H Club member and Junior Leader. He is involved in Bethel Friends Youth Group, cross country and basketball. Laton won the Fly Like an Eagle award, is a Kansas Honors Scholar and was recognized as a Kansas Governor’s Honor Scholar. Stetson is the son of Ron and Nancy Honig. Stetson served as the youth cochair of the Hugoton NUMANA event, volunteers for the First Christian Church elementary program and Project Hope Food Bank, participates in American Red Cross blood drives and was named to the HHS honor roll. He served as the

4-H Junior Leaders Senior Citizen Prom music chairman, Stevens County Fair Junior Superintendent, Citizenship Washington Focus 4-H Delegate, and is the International 4-H Youth Exchange Ambassador to Costa Rica. He also won the 4-H Key Award and was a manager for the HHS cross country team. Stetson was also chosen as the 2011 Football Homecoming King. Emmy Hittle is the daughter of Kyle and Pam Hittle. She serves as the president and treasurer of MHS Student Council and is the treasurer of the senior class. Emmy also plays volleyball and was captain

of the basketball team. She is involved in C.L.A.S.S. Leadership, National Honor Society blood drive, the Senior Citizens Christmas Party and German Exchange Program. Emmy also participates in her church choir, KAY Club and National Honor Society. She will be valedictorian for the MHS Class of 2012, is a University of Kansas Honor Scholar, and was recognized on the MHS Superintendent’s Honor Roll. Be sure to congratulate these students for their excellent leadership skills and involvement in their communities. Congratulations, Laton, Stetson and Emmy!

Aaron Seaman presents Darin Heger of Circle H Farms and Circle H Transport with this year’s Friend of 4-H award. Circle H is a family business that has supported 4-H in a number of ways. They have purchased animals and food at fair auctions, donated to the Gas Capital Livestock Show, Ag Awareness Day and several club level functions. Family members have also volunteered many hours to work at the fair, club projects and other 4-H events, and have served as project leaders and fair superintendents. The family business also has a number of members involved in various 4-H roles.

A seven member troupe from the theatre department at the University of Kansas performes, stirring renditions of 25 love songs for community members. Musical Theatre of

Kansas presented “Boy Meets Girl” Tuesday, April 27 at the Hugoton Middle School Auditorium.

Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world renowned leaders by attending Chick-fil-A Leadercast at Memorial Hall in Hugoton May 4, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Contact the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce for ticket prices. Ticket price includes lunch. The leadercast is sponsored by the

was absent. Natural disaster training City Clerk Hicks reported that recently the council had appointed city employee Richard Barnes to serve on the board of Kansas Regional Incident Management Team to help out with natural disasters. He is a ham radio operator. Hicks stated Police Chief Courtney Leslie would be able to participate for the

law enforcement side. The training session begins this week. The council passed a motion to also allow Courtney Leslie to participate in the Disaster Response Team training. Temporary Street Closing Mayor Rowden informed the council NAPA and Ghumm’s Auto Center were sponsoring a celebration June 14, 15 and 16. Jim Ghumm was asking per-

CNN; Tim Tebow, NFL quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner and bestselling author; Patrick Lencioni, best-selling author and president of The Table Group; John Maxwell, leadership expert and best-selling author of "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership"; Angela Ahrendts, CEO, Burberry; Roland Fryer, professor of economics at Harvard Continued to page 3

Rule limiting young family farm laborers withdrawn Senator Jerry Moran issued the following statement in response to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) announcement Thursday, April 26 that it has withdrawn a proposed rule dealing with youth working in agriculture: “American farmers and ranchers received welcome news this evening: the Department of Labor finally

listened to them and withdrew its proposed youth farm labor rule, which would have fundamentally altered the future of agriculture in our country. If the Department would have moved forward with regulating the relationship between parents and children on their own farm, a dangerous precedent would have been set; vir-

The recent fair weather and rain we have received is quickly ripening the wheat in the area. This green sea of wheat waving in the

tually nothing would be off limits when it comes to government intrusion into our lives. “Out of respect for the rural way of life, the Administration has agreed to not pursue this regulation further. Instead it will work with rural stakeholders – such as the American Farm Bureau Continued to page 5

morning breeze is just north of Hugoton. Photo courtesy of Ruth Bartel.

School Board discusses district valuations The USD 210 Board of Education met in a specially scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday night in the Board Conference Room of the District Office. Board members present were Stephanie Heger, Barry Hittle, Don Beesley, Martin Daharsh, Doug Martin, Todd Gayer and Nancy Honig. Also present were Superintendent Mark Crawford, Clerk of the Board Debbie Theye, Lee Gillen and Kay McDaniels. A waiver of notice of special meeting was signed by the board. The agenda was approved. Superintendent Crawford talked to the board about Stetson Honig and Laton Heger. Both boys were recently awarded the distinction of First Hour Honor Community Service/Leadership Team mem-

City Council okays street closing for June celebration The Hugoton City Council met for a special meeting April 30, 2012 at the council meeting room of the city building at 5:15 p.m. Attending were Mayor Jack E. Rowden, City Clerk Thomas G. Hicks and councilmen Mike Eshbaugh, Kim Harper, Greg Gill and Gary Baughman. Also present was Hugoton Hermes’ Ruthie Winget. Councilman Bob Mason

Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce and Stevens County Economic Development Board. Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day leader development event broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, Ga. to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including Hugoton. Speakers for this year's event include Soledad O'Brien, Anchor and special correspondent for

mission to block off Sixth Street from Jackson to the alley behind Ghumm’s Auto Center Friday, June 15, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. until midnight. The council passed a motion to allow the street to be closed during that time. The meeting then adjourned. The next meeting will be Monday, May 7, 2012 at 5:15 p.m.

bers. Laton was also recognized as a Kansas Governor’s Honor Scholar. Laton is going to Topeka and will be recognized by Governor Sam Brownback. Mr. Errebo is planning to make this trip as well to support Laton. Rodney Kelling and Mark met last week and took some pictures in front of the new HHS wrestling room/ FEMA shelter. It is a community shelter after 3:45 p.m. any school day or any no school day, all day and all night. They are going to have two large signs to show where the shelter is located. The shelter can hold 800 people. The Sheriff's Department and the City Police both have a key to this facility. When inclement weather threatens and the town is in a tornado warning, this facility will be open to the public. Mark talked about next year's estimates for district valuation and his conversation Monday with Tom Fuhrman. Valuation for real estate and oil is expected to rise this year. although the fear is the sharply falling natural gas prices could cause the district valuation to take a big drop. Mark was encouraged after his conversation with Mr. Fuhrman. Superintendent Crawford is optimistic the decline of

valuation will be less than five percent. One positive offsetting factor is Tom reported there are eight new wells in Stevens County, now totaling 114. This is good news for both the County Commissioners and the Hugoton Recreation Commission. The board approved the resignations of Ms. Lisha Tedford as high school English teacher, Madelyn Parsons as fifth grade reading and Stuart Scott as high school assistant baseball coach. The resolution of intent to non-renew the contract of a non-tenured teacher, Stephanie Leeper, was approved. The motion to approve the following new teachers hired for the 2012-2013 carried: Aubrey Rice, high school English, forensics and debate; Teresa Armstrong, second grade; Brittney Barnhardt, fourth grade; Anthony Davis, sixth grade science; and Nathan Holley, high school science. The board approved the motion to declare surplus two old mobile book carts from the Elementary School. The board approved supplemental positions (coaching, activities and class sponsors) for the 20122013 school year, The meeting adjourned.

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HUGOTON POLICE REPORT Business Hours, Call 544-4959 After Hours, Call 544-2020 Monday, April 23, 2012 • Funeral Escort, 600 Block of South Van Buren, Public Service, Officer Hagman/Chief Leslie/ACO Smith • Dog at Large, 500 Block of West French, Returned to Owner, ACO Smith • Dog at Large, 500 Block of West Eighth, Unable to Locate, Sergeant Johnson • Block Street for Ambulance, Sixth and Main, Public Service, Sergeant Johnson • Medical Assist, 1000 Block of Jackson, Public Service, Sergeant Johnson • Dog at Large, Address not Given, Returned to Owner, Officer Hagman • Non-Injury Accident, Alley of 100 Block of West Sixth, Officer Hagman Tuesday, April 24, 2012 • Citizen Assist, 200 Block of Jackson, Public Service, Officer Hagman Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • Medical Assist, 1000 Block of Jackson, Public Service, Officer Lamatsch • Citizen Assist, 500 Block of Copperstone, Officer Lamatsch • Funeral Escort, 200 Block of West Eleventh, Public Service, Officer Lamatsch/Officer Goetzinger/Officer Crane/Chief Leslie • Vehicle Unlock, 200 Block of West Eleventh, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock, 100 Block of West Sixth, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Dog at Large, 400 Block of South Adams, Dog Impounded, Officer Crane • Citizen Assist, 400 Block of South Jefferson, Public Service, Officer Crane Thursday, April 26, 2012 • Dog at Large, 1000 Block of South Adams, Unable to Locate, Officer Lamatsch • Non-Injury Accident, Sixth and Main, Took Report, Officer Lamatsch • Non-Injury Accident, Sixth and Took Report, Officer Main, Lamatsch/Officer Goetzinger • Non-Injury Accident, 100 Block of East Sixth, Took Report, Officer Goetzinger • Vandalism, Alley of 600 Block of South Jefferson, Took Report, Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock, 1100 Block of South Madison, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane Friday, April 27, 2012 • Non-Injury Accident, 600 Block of South Main, Took Report, Officer Hagman • Welfare Check, Address not Given, Everything OK, Officer Hagman • Dogs at Large, Address not Given, Returned to Owner, Officer Hagman • Welfare Check, 100 Block of Jefferson, Public Service, Officer Hagman • ATV on Street, Coulter, Verbal Warning, Officer Goetzinger Saturday, April 28, 2012 • Funeral Escort, 100 Block of South Main, Public Service, Officer Hagman • Theft, West City Limits, Took Report, Officer Hagman • Vehicle Unlock, 100 Block of North Jackson, Citizen Assist, Sergeant Johnson • Unwanted Subject, 400 Block of South Monroe, Removed Subject from Residence, Sergeant Johnson Sunday, April 29, 2012 • Civil Standby, 400 Block of South Monroe, Public Service, Officer Hagman • Dog Tangled Up, 900 Block of West City Limits, Officer Hagman • Dog Attack, 1600 Block of South Madison, Warned Owner, Officer Hagman

Heard at The Hermes It truly doesn’t seem like May should already be rolling around, but here it is, just like every other year! May’s a busy month, with school letting out, Rec activities, graduation, vacation planning . . . be sure to take a moment this week to smell the flowers and fresh cut grass, listen to the birds singing and feel the sun - and that delightful southwest Kansas wind - on your face. Everyone who visited our office this past week enjoyed the moisture we have received lately. We were debating how to cover the weather, and ultimately decided, “It’s tough to take a picture of rain!”

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Let us all be more thankful for what we have Dear Editor The reason for this letter is there are a whole lot of people out in this world that is a lot worse off than us. I know there are a lot of people that complain and it does not do any good to complain. We need to be thankful for what we have and not what we have not. Like people are in the rest home and they do not have their hands to use, they do not know where they

Charlie Bill Wagner are at, they are bed ridden and can not get up. So why do we complain about everything. We are in good hands we are in GOD’S hands. He will take care of us. He will never leave or forsake us that is a promise that He said and will keep, so why don't we just stop complaining and be thankful for what

we have. I heard someone say this morning that we didn't get the rain that we should of got. I say they were complaining about it. They were not thankful for what we have had that is what is wrong with people today they do not know how to be thankful so lets all be thankful for what we have and not think about what we do not have. Thanks, Charles

Obituaries Matthew Shedrick The death of Matthew V. Shedrick of Tecumseh has been learned. Matthew passed from this life Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the young age of 21.

Leadercast offers under-recognized opportunity Dear Editor, When we ask business people what they need from us, bringing in experts to help train and motivate is almost always mentioned. Therefore, the Economic Development Board is once again sponsoring a Leadercast broadcast at Memorial Hall Friday, May 4 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be included with your ticket. You will have the opportunity to hear from ten of the nation’s top leaders in

Neal Gillespie business, sports, etc. They say your attitude determines your level of success and I guarantee you will leave with an improved attitude. Please come and bring someone else, such as one of your key employees. Those attending have loved this event, but we can’t continue to sponsor it if enough people don’t attend. Leadercast draws thousands in the

cities where the ticket price is much higher. Check out the speakers on the Web site at and please call us to take advantage of this great opportunity. Thanks, Neal R. Gillespie Stevens County Economic Development 630 S. Main Hugoton, KS 67951 620-544-4440

WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ May 1-7 - Stevens County Treasurer’s Office will be closed to vehicle and driver license business while the State converts to a new system. There will be no titling or registering vehicles, as well as no renewals for driver licenses and identification cards. No titling or registering vehicles will be available online during this time as well. May 3 - Moscow kindergarten graduation. - Sixty-first annual National Day of Prayer. Community members are encouraged to pray at the United Methodist Church in Hugoton with Pastor Bob Rich any time from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. May 4 - No classes for Hugoton Learning Academy. - Chick-Fil-A Leadercast at Memorial Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact Neal Gillespie for more information at 5444440.

Living Kansas brochure can be seen at Liberal this weekend More than 130 Kansas communities will be in Liberal's Light Park May 5-6 to serve as a living brochure of what there is to see, do, hear, taste, buy and learn in Kansas. Small towns like Kismet, Olsburg, Chapman, Muscotah and Hugoton will exhibit alongside Topeka, Kansas City and Manhattan. Hugoton’s Robert Veatch and Roger Lynch will be hosting booths at the festival. Robert will be promoting his “Wooden Trout Custom Woodworks” in a freestanding display and Roger is featured as a sculptor in the Mercantile Tent. The only travel show of its kind in the United States, the event started on the Penner family farm near Inman in 1990. After eight years at this south central Kansas location, the event has moved to a different community every two years. Hosts include Pratt, Ottawa, Independence, Newton, Garden City, Concordia and Leavenworth. Liberal will also be the host in 2013. Penner said, "This is a fun weekend event but it also acts as an important springboard for year-round success for each exhibitor. The public's interest at this event means everything. Maybe they'll plan a day trip to a town or hire a performer or buy a Kansas-made product." The festival will be Saturday, May 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Light Park, Eleventh and Kansas. More information at

May 4-6 - Guymon will host their eightieth annual Pioneer Days Rodeo, complete with parade, carnival, mutton bustin’, 5K run/walk, Pioneer Queen, golf tournament and more. Visit www. guy for more information. May 5-6 - Kansas Sampler Festival at Light Park, Eleventh and Kansas in Liberal. More than 100 small communities from Kansas will be represented with vendors, demonstrations, food and lots of fun for the whole family. Visit for more information. May 6 - Moscow High School gradua-

tion at 2:00 p.m. in the Ida Shriver Auditorium. May 7 - Stevens County Commissioners will meet in the Commissioners’ Room at the Stevens County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. - Hugoton City Council will meet in the Council Room of the City Office at 5:15 p.m. May 7-11 - Teacher Appreciation Week May 8 - Stevens County Economic Development will meet at the Senior Center at 12:00 noon. May 9 - Moscow City Council will meet at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 125 Main Street in Moscow. The public is invited to attend.

David Smitherman, Jr. Death has claimed the life of David Franklin Smitherman Jr. Mr. Smitherman went to his heavenly reward Saturday, April 28, 2012. He passed away at South Wind Hospice House in Pratt at the age of 86.

David was born April 2, 1926 in the farm house north of Haviland where he lived most of his 86 years. He was the son of David Smitherman and the former Lyda Kendall. He attended Haviland Grade School and Friends Haviland Academy where he graduated in 1944. August 31, 1947, David and Ruth McNichols from Burr Oak were united in marriage. To this union Linda, Sandy and Dwight were born. After 48 years of happiness together Ruth slowly developed Alzheimers and spent the last five years in a care facility. She passed away September 18, 2001. The following three years were spent alone, semi-retired from the farm, with occasional trips to their winter home in Yuma, Az. which they had enjoyed together for many years. August 14, 2004, David married Barbara (Plank) Hecht. She survives of the home. His livelihood consisted of farming, dairying, operating a television sales/ service business and bringing cable TV to the community. He will be remembered for his Chris-

tian faith, generosity and numerous leadership roles. Mr. Smitherman was an active member of the Haviland Friends Church, serving in many positions throughout his life. He was Clerk of Mid-America Yearly Meeting of Friends and served numerous years on the Barclay College Board of Trustees, serving as Chairman for many of those years. He was a member of the Kiowa County Hospital Board, and many other organizations that profited from his leadership. Being a pilot, David was active in Kansas, as well as International Flying Farmers attending many conventions and serving in many capacities. Besides his wife, Mr. Smitherman is survived by his three children, Linda Clarkson and husband Terry of Pratt, Sandy Skinner and husband Gary of Hugoton and Dwight Smitherman and wife Debbie of Haviland; his seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; step children Marsha Wright of Colby, Roland Hecht and wife Janet of Overland Park, Sonya Wilson and husband Kevin of Chesapeake, Va. and Darin Hecht and wife Jennifer of Wichita; seven step grandchildren; and three step great grandchildren. David was preceded in death by his parents and brother Charlton. Funeral services and a celebration of David's life were attended Wednesday afternoon, May 2, 2012 at the Haviland Friends Church with Dr. David Robinson, Pastor Donnie Hinshaw and Rev. Merl Kinser officiating. Burial followed in Haviland Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be given to the Haviland Friends Church, Barclay College or South Wind Hospice of Pratt in care of Fleener Funeral Home, 514 S. Main St., Greensburg, Ks, 67054.

Born April 16, 1991, Matthew was the beloved son of Shane and Veronica Shedrick and beloved brother to Michael and Alyssa Shedrick. Matt attended Shawnee Heights High School and enjoyed working at the Topeka

Steak House. He was an active and accomplished musician as well as an active Christian. Matt was one who gave more of himself than he ever took. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Matthew is survived by his father Shane Shedrick; his mother Veronica Shedrick and her companion Rick Fisher; his brother Michael Shedrick; his sister Alyssa Shedrick; and his grandparents, Lilla Love, Dennis and Barbara Campbell, Michael G. Shedrick, Teddy and Diane Vale and John Biri. Services were attended Wednesday afternoon, April 25, 2012 at Lakeview Church of the Nazarene. Memorials and condolences may be sent to Veronica Shedrick at 831 SE Shawnee Heights Rd, Tecumseh, Ks 66542.

Larry Randle Family and friends gathered last week to remember and honor Larry Randle of Hugoton. Mr. Randle passed from this life Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Stevens County Hospital in Hugoton. He was 84. Born March 12, 1928 in Pratt, he was the son of H.E. Randle and the former Helen Sachs. Larry grew up in Pratt and graduated from Pratt High School in 1946. He married Joan King December 7, 1946 in Pratt. Following their marriage, Larry and Joan moved to Stevens County and began farming. Larry was a member of Corn Growers Association and the Elks Lodge. He served on the Stevens County Recreation and Stevens County Conservation boards, among others. Mr. Randle enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling. Larry and Joan traveled the world with the Corn Growers Association and traveled to

many places in the United States in their camper. Survivors include his three sons, Joe Randle and wife Lenoir of Corinth, Tx., David Randle and wife Teresa of Hays and Mark Randle and wife Sherri of Hugoton; eight grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. Larry was preceded in death by his parents; wife Joan, November 27, 2011; and brother Harold Randle of Arvada, Co. Funeral services were attended Saturday morning, April 28, 2012 at the Assembly of God Church in Hugoton with Pastor Lenoir Randle officiating. Burial followed at the Hugoton Cemetery under the direction of Garnand Funeral Home in Hugoton. Memorial contributions may be given to the Western Kansas Low Vision Foundation in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 423 S. Main, Hugoton, Ks. 67951.

James Levings Word has been received of the death of James Leo Levings, 60, of Hooker, Ok. Mr. Levings passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012 at his home. He was born September 2, 1951 in Woodward, Ok., the son of William Matthias and Vivien Uldene Cox Levings. The family lived in Buffalo, Ok. and James attended school, graduating from Buffalo High School with the Class of 1970. He attended Northwestern State College in Alva, Ok. and had some Vo-Tech training. Mr. Levings worked for Fuquay Elevators and then for COOP Elevators until 1990 when an accident caused him to retire. James helped his brother Larry for many years and enjoyed his nieces and nephews as they grew up. He started a lawn mowing service which

continued until his death. James was happiest when he was working. He also did farm work for Shane Williams in the Rolla area. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Bulah Pauline Walters. Survivors include his brother Larry Levings and wife Nancy of Hooker; and his nieces and nephews. Inurnment services will take place at High Point Cemetery in Buffalo, Ok., June 2, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. and be conducted by Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. in Hooker. Memorials may be given to the Rolla Senior Citizens Center and may be left at Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, Box 745, Hooker, Ok.73945. Condolences may be left at www.robertsbrothersfuneral

Stevens County Hospital Report Admissions 4/24/12 4/25/12 4/26/12 4/27/12 4/28/12 4/29/12 4/30/12

One Patient One Patient None One Patient None One Patient Three Patients

Dismissals 4/24/12 One Patient 4/25/12 None 4/26/12 One Patient 4/27/12 Hobart Quimby 4/28/12 One Patient 4/29/12 None 4/30/12 Avis Curtis One Patient

Currently in the Hospital: Five Patients

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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Chick-fil-A Leadercast Continued from page 1

The Gas Capital Car Club, represented by, left to right, Clayton Gerrond, Jim Miller, Doug Martin and Charlotte Breeding, presents

Ralph Rodgers with a $400 check. Ralph gratefully accepts the check for the Hugoton Lions Club.

Knier receives Presidential Scholarship Krysta Knier will be among excellent company this May as she receives a Presidential Scholarship of $1,250 from Hutchinson Community College. In the spring of 1993, Hutchinson Community College proposed a bold plan. To attract the best and brightest students from all over the state, the College would offer tuition and book scholarships of $1,250 to all stuadmitted to the dents Presidential Scholarship program. To encourage the students further, the scholarships would be renewable. Reaction from prospective donors was enthusiastic, with individuals and businesses contributing $29,000 to start the Presidential Scholarship program. The goal was to award $60,000 every year. The scholarship program provides a unique opportunity for students, donors and faculty mentors to come together in a way never thought possible, furthering scholarship at the college in a variety of ways. Each Presidential Scholar is matched to a donor. The two are introduced shortly

after selection and, in many instances, meet often, getting to know each other on a personal level. The interaction allows the donors to learn first-hand how profound a difference they make in the lives of the scholars. Now more than 500 students can proudly call themselves Presidential Scholars. The founding scholars were in the top seven percent of students nationwide, with four ranking in the top two percent. The scholars who have followed the inaugural group continue to uphold the high standards of scholarship set by the program. Presidential Scholars, with guidance from mentors, are required to develop honors projects; in-depth studies of topics not normally encountered at the freshman level. Krysta Knier’s project was entitled “Leviticus Moral Laws in Modern Society.” She examined laws and decrees from Leviticus and created a survey for modern citizens. The overall goal of the project was to provide insight into the Biblical decrees of Leviticus and how those decrees impact the morality and ethics of people today. Krysta will graduate

May 12, 2012 with an Associate’s degree and will attend Fort Hays State University this fall. She is the daughter of Don and Tonya Knier of Hugoton.

University and CEO of the Education Innovation Laboratory; Urban Meyer, ESPN analyst and former head football coach for the University of Florida; Andy Stanley, best-selling leadership author and communicator; and Sheena Iyengar, Author of “The Art of Choosing” and worldrenowned expert of choice. Last year, 85,000 leaders from 17 countries attended Chick-fil-A Leadercast. In its twelfth year, this full day experiential conference is predicted to reach its largest audience to date. “It is one of the single most consolidated sources of leadership that I know of,” said Paul Urbanowki, senior manager at AT&T. “But it goes beyond that. I think this conference, although very focused on leadership, transcends the topic and really shows you how to lead in life.” This year's program will

focus on the power of choice. The diverse group of internationallyacclaimed authors, leadership experts and practitioners will share insights to help leaders empower and equip others at work, at home and in the community through his or her choices. “We're really good at getting messages aimed at very specific, targeted audiences. But we aren't always very good at reaching out across the culture,” said Malcolm Gladwell

best-selling author of “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” and “Outliers: The Story of Success.” “I think this is one of the few organizations that does that...that really appeals to me.” For more information about Chick-fil-A Leadercast, visit www.chick-filaleader For local ticketing information, call 620-5444305 or email hugotoncham

Stephanie A Weeast, CFP®, AAMS® Financial Advisor

Dustin Johnson Financial Advisor

Paul’s Funeral Home 314 S. Van Buren 620-544-4122 Hugoton, Ks. 67951 “Our Family Serving Your Family.” We treat each family like it’s our own family. Our service doesn’t end the day of the funeral; we are there for the family as long as they need us. Jerry, Violet, David & Brandy Robson

White’s Foodliner gets a face life with new automatic opening doors. The doors were installed Tuesday to the delight of the customers.

@ YOUR LIBRARY Your Information Source 500 Monroe Hugoton, Ks. 67951-2639 Phone: 620.544.2301 • Fax: 620.544.2322 Email:

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT If you loaned the library some of your wonderful pictures, you may pick them up any time. Ask at the front desk. Thank you for sharing your fantastic talents with us! SUMMER READING SIGNUP Summer reading signup for all programs is underway! Come in to the library and pick up an informational/ registration brochure for the program that fits you! 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. SCGS MEETING The Stevens County Genealogical Society will have their regular monthly meeting Thursday, May 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the library. Contact Cathy Clark for details. LIBRARY CLOSING The library will be closed Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. COMING SOON!!! The Stevens County Library is presenting Steve Eulberg in a free concert Wednesday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. An award-winning multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Steve Eulberg weaves mountain and hammered dulcimers and guitar with a variety of unusual instruments to create thought-provoking, smile-inducing, toe-tapping acoustic experiences. He has sung and composed for religious communities, union halls, picket lines, inter-faith retreats,

mountain-top youth camps, as well as the more familiar venues: festivals, clubs, coffeehouses, house concerts, bookstores, charity benefits and showcase concerts. Clear your calendar for an evening of enjoyment. Remember, there is no charge to attend the concert!

Johan “John” Sawatzky is the Hugoton Learning Academy's Student of the third nine weeks. John is a seventh grader at the Hugoton Learning Academy, and just joined the students this past January. John is a great young student, and a very hard worker when it comes to his classes. John's favorite subject is Science, and he enjoys playing the Wii with his fellow students.




SILENT AUCTION PLEASE HELP OUR FIGHT AGAINST CANCER This week's Stevens County Library geekoftheweek is Abby. She geeks Barbies.


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Jodi Barrows presents quilt lectures 1540 West Industrial Park 620-544-2027 Come by our location or call Craig at 544-2027 or Loren at 360-0895

Save 12.5% if paid within 10 days - 10% if paid within 30 days.

A new choice for your chemical, NH3, Liquid Fertilizer and Dry Fertilizer.

An Aero L-38 jet stops at the Hugoton Airport for refueling Sunday. The plane stopped on its way to Nebraska. At left, Chance Brock gets a taste of what it’s like to sit in the cockpit of this amazing aircraft. A large crowd watched as the Czechoslovakian aircraft took flight.

We now carry banjo parts for all your needs and have a large selection of banjo fittings and hoses. We have 40 years of experience in both ground and air application. Hugoton Elkhart 620-544-2027 620-697-4706 Lakin Ulysses 620-355-7700 620-356-1070


THANK YOU Administrative Assistants Day was a huge success and lots of fun!

By Brandon Werth Social Security District Manager in Dodge City MAY THE BENEFITS BE WITH YOU May 4 is an unofficial holiday designated by fans as Star Wars Day. Why May 4 and not the more likely May 25 (the day the original Star Wars was released)? It all comes down to a simple but catchy phrase: “May the ‘fourth’ be with you.” When celebrating Star Wars day, it can be easy to picture the space warriors in their original state, the way they have been captured on film. But consider this: May is also Older Americans’ Month. That may be more fitting than you realize, since the heroes of Star Wars first burst into pop culture “a long time ago.” Most of the heroes and villains of Star Wars are now

The Chamber Board would like to thank everyone that came and supported the efforts proceeds go to Park Day fun! A special thanks to the bakers for the fabulous goodies: Janice Morgan, Janice Porter, Erica Kolb and Kristin Farnum. An extra special thanks to the volunteers roped into selling, decorating and delivering the goodies: Ruby Watkins, Laurie Hull, Billie Stoddard and Sherri Leonard. Respectfully Debbie Nordling, President Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce

Worship with your loved ones at Pioneer Manor April 29 Pastor Sandy Ferguson Rolla United Methodist Church

601 S. Main - Hugoton

May 6 Pastor Larry Bradford Moscow Baptist 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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Over the past 20 years, she has remarkably touched thousands of quilters throughout the world with her unique method called Square in a Square®. Jodi has spoken to quilting audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa and Australia. She has been commissioned to compose quilts for many state and national organizations in addition to her work with the Kansas Historical Society. She has written 23 pattern books, four novels, produced four tools, two video/DVDs and five teacher’s books as well as designed six fabric lines based on her novels and pattern books. Jodi weaves her vast knowledge of history and quilting together in an unforgettable presentation guaranteed to entertain and amuse all ages.

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Known throughout the world for revolutionizing the quilting industry, Hugoton native Jodi Barrows will be presenting two entertaining lecture / trunk shows at the Grant County Library in Ulysses Wednesday May 9. The free events, filled with historical storytelling and beautiful quilts will take place at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Reservations are required. Please call the library for more information. Jodi was raised in southwest Kansas, has two grown sons, and is married to Steve, her high school sweetheart. She is the daughter of Elwanda Irwin of Hugoton.

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Truly spring is here, not only are the flowers starting to bud, but the crow’s nest south of Hugoton has activity in it again. Roger Lynch has been watching this crow’s nest for several years which is perched high up on a windmill just off of Road 12 on the Gene Willoughby Ranch. Each year Mr. and Mrs. Black Crow come in and do some rearranging to their nest for their new babies that will be coming shortly. This year he noticed something new. In the bottom of the nest are some small birds that have taken up residence in the basement of the nest. This is truly an example of community living at its best. Photo courtesy of Roger Lynch.

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In the Matter of the Estate of MARYRUTH GREENWOOD, Deceased Case No. 2011-PR-33 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 Wade D. Greenwood, duly appointed, qualified and acting Administrator of the Estate of Maryruth Greenwood, deceased, praying Petitioner's acts be approved; the account be settled and allowed; the heirs be determined; the Estate be assigned to the persons entitled thereto pursuant to the laws of intestate succession; fees and ex-

penses be allowed; costs be determined and ordered paid; the administration of the Estate be closed; the Administrator be discharged and Petitioner be released from further liability. You are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on or before May 21, 2012, at 1:30 o'clock P.M. in the District Court, Hugoton. Stevens County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. Wade D. Greenwood, Administrator

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

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Hugoton Lions Club gives each fourth grader a tree of their own The Hugoton Lions Club is helping the fourth graders and the environment in one project. They gave every fourth grader at the Hugoton Elementary School a 12 inch pine tree the afternoon of April 30, 2012. Stevens County Extension Agent Josh Morris explained how to plant the new trees. He emphasized these baby trees need a

lot of water. The Lions Club Fourth Grade Foresters Project had a major goal to send every fourth grader home with a tree of their own to plant and care for to celebrate Arbor Day. Each individually packaged 12” to 18” evergreen tree is recommended for growth in southwest Kansas. A bag tag is attached to each tree fea-

turing planting and care instructions. The Lions Club has a mission of community service, good citizenship and promoting the welfare of the community. The Fourth Grade Foresters Project is a great opportunity to visibly demonstrate their mission. Trees planted will promote the welfare of the community be-

cause they will beautify the locale as well as help meet basic air quality standards. In its first five years, the Fourth Grade Foresters USA and over 400 sponsors provided more that 300,000 trees to fourth graders in 39 states. The Lions Club serves the community by teaching children to be good stewards and good citizens. The Lion’s Club also supports employment of workers with disabilities. (Each tree is individually packaged for distribution by workers with disabilities.) Kansas Arbor Day was

April 27, 2012. In 1885 the National Education Association called for observation of Arbor Day in all the nation’s schools on the official Arbor Day of their own state. Now in the era of global warming and air pollution, tree planting is even more important than ever. Trees take carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere to help reduce warming and help clean the air we breathe. Planting trees is a simple, inexpensive and easy way to address the problem.

This Hugoton fourth grader shows her excitement to get her very own tree to plant, thanks to the Hugoton Lions Club.

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The Hugoton Lions Club stopped by the Hugoton Elementary School to give each fourth grader a tree of their own. Left to right are

Charles Wagner, Extension Agent Josh Morris, Robert Eyestone, Robert Veatch, Billy Woodworth, Ralph Rodgers and Rick Kates.

These fourth grade classes are excited the Hugoton Lions Club is giving each of them a

tree of their very own to plant and care for. They listen intently to the planting instructions.

Stevens County Extension Agent Josh Morris gives explicit directions of how to plant and care for each student’s own pine tree. These

fourth graders pay strict attention to the instructions.

Federation, the National Farmers Union, FFA and 4-H – to promote safety among youth workers in agriculture. This is exactly what we have been asking for all along – those who know agriculture best should have been consulted from the start. “For generations, the contributions of young people have helped family farm and ranch operations survive and prosper. If this proposal had gone into effect, not only would the shrinking rural workforce have been further reduced, and our nation’s youth deprived of valuable career training opportunities, but a way of life would have begun to disappear. This is a tremendous victory for farmers and ranchers across the country.” Last year, DOL Secretary Hilda Solis proposed rules that would restrict family farm operations by prohibit-

ing youth under the age of 16 from participating in common livestock practices such as vaccinating and hoof trimming, and handling most animals more than six months old, which would severely limit participation in 4-H and FFA activities and restrict their youth farm safety classes; operating farm machinery over 20 PTO horsepower; completing tasks at elevations over six feet high; and working at stockyards and grain and feed facilities. The language of the proposed rule is so specific it would even ban youth from operating a battery powered screwdriver or a pressurized garden hose. In December of last year, Moran and 29 of his Senate colleagues sent a letter to Secretary Solis requesting that the proposed rule be withdrawn. In March of this year,

Moran and U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) introduced legislation, the Preserving America’s Family Farm Act, to prevent the Department of Labor (DOL) from enacting its controversial proposed restrictions on youth working on family farms.

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125 years of the Hermes April 19, 1912 (Letter from the Former Editor) In retiring from the ownership and management of the Hermes we desire to thank the patrons and friends who helped us in making it what it was and forbore so cheerfully our many weaknesses. It is with deep regrets we lay down this work for one we hope will prove equally fruitful of results for self and of good for Hugoton, Stevens County and Southwestern Kansas. We have no intention of severing our identity with the interests that emanate from this community. Again, we thank you for your kind forbearance. E.M. Anderson (Letter From the New Editor) We are back again after wandering around for a period of two and one half years. We have decided that Stevens County is the best place to live. This issue of the Hermes is our first and in the hurry and confusion of change of editor may not be up to the usual standard, but as soon as we get properly adjusted to our surroundings, we will not only strive to keep the paper up to its present high standard but will endavor to give you a better and newsier paper all the time. We have come to make our permanent home among you and trust that the friendship and cordial business relations of our former stay in Stevens County may be resumed and continued. F.A. McCoy

Friday, April 4, 1913 Big Barbecue Hugoton and Stevens County is to pull off their big railroad barbecue on May 7. This was definitely decided upon at a mass meeting held last Monday night. A former mass meeting had set that date provisionally and had selected an executive committee composed of J.A. Kelley, chairman J.B. Porter, J.E. Mulligan, C.B. Combs, R.L. Smith and F.A. McCoy. This committee after investigating the probable cost and our resources appointed appropriate committees. The executive committee was instructed to proceed along according to the plans they had made. The plans include a real barbecue with plenty to eat for everybody. An experienced man will be placed in charge of the meat roasting and everything will be well served. There will be racing, a ball game, numerous amusements on the grounds and a big platform dance at night. One of the big features of the day will be music by the big cowboy band from Dodge City. Speakers of note will help entertain the crowd and the day will be chuck full of good things from morning until late at night. The Santa Fe will bring a big excursion train from Dodge City. The crowd for that day will be a record breaker; the lowest estimate being placed at 4,000

people. This barbecue will be the one big event in the Southwest this year and you cannot afford to miss it. Incidentally it is up to all the people of Stevens County to put their shoulder to the wheel and help make this the best of Stevens County's long list of good times. Friday, April 18, 1913 MOSCOW The writer desires to correct the mistake the school boy made in the issue of the Hermes of April 4 in regard to the description of Moscow. The description is as follows. Depot, stock yards, water plant, section house, two elevators, two implement houses one hardware, one blacksmith shop, two dry goods and grocery stores, feed stable, lumber yard, two coal yard, one restaurant and two oil merchants and two large dwelling houses under construction and will soon be completed. School Notes The measles have made quite an inroad into our school. The attendance is only fifty or sixty percent. Mrs. Combs has been so ill the last two weeks that she has not been able to attend to her school duties. However she hopes to be able to get back to work by next Monday. Mr. Coffman and Miss Tipton have had charge of her room during her absence.

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Boys’ team places second at Hugoton Invitational

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The Eagles hosted the Hugoton Invitational Track and Field Meet for the high school teams Friday. The girls team of HHS placed fourth overall and the boys team placed second. Nicole Kinser won the 200 meter dash in a time of 26.91. She also took top honors in the long jump and triple jump events. She jumped 17'1" and 36'1-3/4", respectively. Taylor Fiss placed second in the javelin throw with a mark of 90'9". Fiss cleared the hurdles for sixth place in the 100 meter hurdle event. Her time was recorded at 17.43. Enddy Bojorquez placed fifth in two events, including the shot put (31'3") and discus (90'4"). Ana Pena placed fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 29'8-1/2" and fifth in the long jump with 14'5". Hugoton's girls’ relay team placed second in the 4x800 meter with work done by BayLee Hoskinson, Estefani Armedariz, Pena and Aubrey Hamlin. They combined efforts for a time of 11:03.70. Third place went to the Eagles' 4x400 meter relay team in a time of 4:34.36. The relay is made up of Kinser, Armendariz, Hoskinson and Pena. The boys’ team of HHS had three relay team place. The

4x100 meter relay team took third in 46.43. This event included Jorge Montoya, Jonny Vegara, Ulises Armendariz and Henry Vela. The 4x400 meter relay team took fourth in 3:38.61 with Luis Castro, Patrick Weaver, Armendariz and Vela. Castro, Armendariz, Victor Romo and Chase Hittle ran the 4x800 meter relay in 8:53.01 for fourth place. Patrick Weaver took first place in two individual events. He won the 800 meter run in 1:58.55, followed by teammate Luis Castro in 2:10.96 for sixth place. Weaver also won the 1600 meter run in 4:36.84. Jacob Martin placed third in 4:48.11. Martin crossed the finish line in 10:22.83 for second in the 3200 meter run, and Armendariz took fourth with a time of 10:46.41. Avory Stegman threw the shot put 49'1" for first place, the discus 131'3" for second and the javelin 144' for third. Colten Lissolo placed sixth in the shot put (43'6-1/2") and sixth in the discus (123'81/2"). Dillon Hawk placed third in the discus event with a throw of 124'10". Fisher Hewitt jumped 5'8" in the high jump for sixth place, and 39'7-1/2" in the triple jump for fourth.

Sofia Jimenez accelerates to a full sprint in a race at the Eagle track Thursday. “We have had a busy last two weeks with four meets including our home meet last Friday,” said Coach Nick Rodriguez. “We have had some outstanding performances

the last few weeks. We just need to stay healthy and keep progressing to get better times and marks for regionals.”

HHS track and field results announced

Logan Brecheisen follows through on a tee off and watches his ball sail down the course at last week's HHS hosted tournament.

Sports Schedule Thursday, May 3 High School Boys Golf JV at Home; 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 4 High School Track at Lakin; 3:00 p.m. High School Baseball V/JV at Scott City; 4:00 p.m. High School Softball V/JV vs. Scott City at Home; 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5 High School Boys Golf at Ulysses; 9:00 a.m.

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The Hugoton High School track and field team has been busy with competition over the last two weeks, hitting the largest section of meets for the season with a few short days of breaks between a handful of perfomance dates. April 17 the Eagles participated in a meet in Scott City. The girls team placed seventh while the boys captured fifth. At Holcomb April 20, the girls placed tenth and the boys fourth. Chance Ghumm placed fourth in two events at the Haskell County Relays in Satanta April 24. This included the 1600 meter run and 3200 meter run. The Eagles 4x100 meter relay team placed sixth at the meet as did Kole Kahl in the 1600 meter run. Track and Field Results from Scott City April 17 Girls’ team - Seventh place 200m Dash 28.95 4 Nicole Kinser 1600m Run 6 Aubrey Hamlin 6:34.52 3200m Run 3 Aubrey Hamlin 14:01.35 100m Hurdles 6 Taylor Fiss 18.98, 4x400 Relay 6 Taylor Fiss, Ana Pena, Elizabeth Johnson, BayLee Hoskinson 4:45.25 Long Jump 2 Nicole Kinser 16-08.00 Triple Jump 2 Nicole Kinser 37’ ¾” Discus 4 Enddy Bojorquez 94 2 ¾” Shot Put 4 Enddy Bojorquez 31’ 2” Boys-team place fifth 200m Dash Jonny Vegara 24.88 800m Run 2 Patrick Weaver 2:02.59 4 Luis Castro 2:13.17 1600m Run 1 Patrick Weaver 4:43.65 3200m Run 1 Jacob Martin 10:28.57 3 Ulises Armendariz 11:10.38 4x400m Relay 5 Luis Castro, Henry Vela, Kellen Watkins, Patrick Weaver 3:42.92 4x800m Relay 1 Skylar McLain, Ulises Armendariz, Jacob Martin, Chase Hittle 8:31.76 Pole Vault 4 Carlos Dominguez 10-00.00 Triple Jump 2 Fisher Hewitt 40’ 1 ½” Discus 4 Avory Stegman 138’ 6” Javelin 2 Avory Stegman 156’ 9” Shot Put 1 Avory Stegman 51’ 7” Meet Results Holcomb

4-20-2012 Girls-Team Place-tenth 100m Hurdles 6 Taylor Fiss 18.69 4x 100m Relay 6 Taylor Fiss, Estefani Armendariz, Ana Pena, BayLee Hoskinson 56.16 Long Jump 16’8 ¾ “ 1 Nicole Kinser Triple Jump 6 Ana Pena 30’ 2” Discus 3 Enddy Bojorquez 86’4 ½” Shot Put 5 Enddy Bojorquez 30’ 2 ½” Javelin 90’9” 4 Taylor Fiss Boys Results-Team placefourth 400m Dash 52.25 2 Patrick Weaver 800m Run 5 Chase Hittle 2:12.13 3200m Run 4 Ulises Armendariz 10:34.77 4 x100m Relay 5 Jorge Montoya, Jonny Vegara, Henry Vela, Luis Castro 47.02 4x400m Relay 5 Luis Castro, Ty Haller, Kellen Watkins, Patrick Weaver 3:40.40 4x800m Relay 1 Luis Castro, Chase Hittle, Jacob Martin, Patrick Weaver 8:23.30 Triple Jump 4 Fisher Hewitt 39’ 11 ¾” Pole Vault 3 Logan Frederick 12’00”

Hugoton High School Eagle Dillon Hawk makes his approach in the javelin competition. Discus 1 Avory Stegman 135’ 8” 6 Luis Sanchez 118’00” Shot Put 1 Avory Stegman 50’ 7 ½” 3 Colten Lissolo 43’ 6 ½” 4 Luis Sanchez 43’ 1 ¾” Javelin 5 Avory Stegman 138’ 4 ½” Haskell County Relays (Sa-

tanta) 4-24-12 1600m Run 4 Chance Ghumm 5:25.16, 6 Kole Kahl 5:27.59 3200m Run 4 Chance Ghumm 12:23.84 4x100m Relay 6 Garett Walker, Josh Chavez, Richey Ruvalcaba, Gensis Martinez 50.28

Sports by Lori Demers


Stevens County Taxpayers The Last Half of 2011


May 10, 2012 After that date taxes become delinquent and bear interest at the rate of 7% per annum.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

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Varsity Eagle boys’ golf team hosts Invitational at Forewinds The varsity Eagle boys golf team hosted the Hugoton Invitational Friday. After what started as a windy day, conditions turned favorable for a great outing of golf. Hugoton shot a team score of 355 for seventh place. Ten schools were represented at the tournament. Ulysses took the top team spot with a combined score of 323, followed by Meade with 333 and Elkhart with 336. Kolton Decker had the low score for Hugoton. He shot an 84, combining 42 on nine holes twice. He placed tenth at the meet and received a medal. Lawson Fiss and

Kevin Omo both shot a 90 on the course. Fiss shot a 46 on the front nine and 44 on the back nine. Omo scored 42 and 48. Matthew Nash totaled 91 strokes, marking a consistant game with a scorecard reading of 45 the first time through the course and 46 the second. AJ Scott finished the day with 93 strokes (47, 46) and Logan Brecheisen 123 (60, 63). At Cimarron, Hugoton's varsity team played an 18hole tournament Tuesday. Fiss took home an eleventh place medal with a score of 83. Nash shot 90, Omo 97, Scott 98 and Brecheisen 112.

Sports by Lori Demers

Matthew Nash tees off at the second hole during the varsity Eagles' Hugoton Invitational Golf Meet last week.

Junior varsity golf team competes at Southwestern Heights tourney Kevin Omo chips the ball onto the green for Hugoton.

The junior varsity golf team of Hugoton High played in a nine-hole golf tournament hosted by Southwestern Heights last week. Austin Cox placed eighth overall with a score of 89 for the day.

Christian Heger shot a 99 for twenty-fifth place. Adam Seaman shot 105, Matt LeNeve 112, Aaron Seaman 117 and Bryce Dunn 160. No team scores were kept at the meet.

Guymon Tigers and Eagles split wins of doubleheader The Tigers and Eagles battled in a doubleheader last week at Guymon. The varsity baseball team of Hugoton High split the wins with the host. Hugoton won game one 4-2, and the Tigers won the second game 3-4. "We got a quality win in the first game," stated Coach Clint Merritt. "We out hit the Tigers 12 to 4 and executed some timely hit-and-runs and bunting situations to win a close ballgame." Ross Davis pitched six innings to get the win for Hugoton. James Persinger pitched the seventh inning to get the save. Davis struck out five batters, walked two and gave up two hits. Persinger struck out one batter and walked one.

Hugoton combined for 12 hits off the bats of eight players. Two each came from Yates Sutton, Persinger, Nic Frederick, and Ross Davis. Dillon Taylor, Lance Sandoval, Cody Frederick and Slade Shuck each had one hit. Persinger, Cody Frederick and Sutton each produced a double. Sandoval had a sacrifice and led the team with two RBI. "In the second game, we gave up three runs in the first inning," reported coach Merritt. "We battled back to tie the score in the third. In this game, Guymon executed better than we did down the stretch on a walk-off bunt/error to win 3-4." Sutton pitched four innings striking out four, walking four

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and giving up three hits. Hugoton produced eight hits. Nic Frederick led the team with three of those. Persinger and

Cody Frederick each had a double. Sutton put down a single as did Ross Davis and Alfredo Licon.

KDWPT recommends changes The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission met at the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita Thursday, April 26. During the Public Hearing portion of the meeting, the commission approved recommended changes to the management units for fall turkey hunting season. The recommendation adds two units for a total of six, and will allow biologists to adapt hunting regulations and bag limits to better manage the state’s turkey populations. In other action, the commission approved recommendations for the season dates and permit allocations for the 2012 antelope seasons. Archery season for antelope is September 22-30, and October 15-31. Archery permits are sold over-the-counter to residents and nonresidents, and all antelope management units are open to archery hunting. The muzzleloader-only antelope season is set for October 18, and is open to residents only. Twenty-six muzzleloader-only permits are authorized for Unit 2; 12 permits are authorized for Unit 17; and eight permits are authorized for Unit 18. The 2012 firearm antelope season is set for October 5-8 and is open to residents only. One hundred firearm antelope permits are authorized for Unit 2; 40 are authorized for Unit 17; and ten are authorized for Unit 18. The application period for resident antelope muzzleloader and firearm permits is May 8June 8. All applications must be submitted online through the KDWPT website, www.ksout In final public hearing action, commissioners approved recommendations for the 2012-2013 elk hunting season. Archery season: Unit 3 (statewide except Fort Riley and Morton County) — September 17-December 31; Unit 2a (Fort Riley) — September 1-30. Firearm Season: Unit 3 — November 28-December 9, and January. 1, 2013-March 15, 2013; Unit 2a, either-sex holders — October 1-December 31; antlerless-only permit holders – October 1-31, November 1-30 and December 1-31 (one-third of

the permits valid in each season segment). Muzzleloader season: Unit 2 and Unit 3 – September 1-30. Ten either-sex elk permits and 15 antlerless-only elk permits are authorized for Unit 2. Only residents are eligible for elk permits, and applications for limited-quota permits must be submitted online by July 13, 2012. An unlimited number of antlerless-only and either-sex hunt-own-land permits are authorized for Units 2 and 3. An unlimited number of the antlerless-only and either-sex elk permits are authorized for Unit 3. The KDWPT Commission’s next meeting is scheduled for June 21 in Kansas City.

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Heger and Fabela serve as pages in Kansas Senate

Seated in front are Hugoton Learning Academy ESL Staff Edith Jimenez and Barb Trujillo. Standing behind is HLA staff Michael Burrows, Jan Kilbourne and Emily Snyder.

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Senate President Steve Morris of Hugoton, welcomed Hugoton students Gavin Heger and Samuel Fabela to serve as pages for the day in the Kansas Senate. Gavin is the son of Chris and Stephanie Heger of Hugoton, and the grandson of Gary and Theresa Heger and Steve and Barb Morris of Hugoton. Samuel is the son of Sammy and Lisa Fabela of Hugoton and the grandson of Jorge and Patricia Fabela and Anselmo and Aurora Juarez of Hugoton. Senate President Morris said, “It was a great pleasure to have these young men with me today. They were attentive, respectful and conscientious in their duties. It is my hope this visit to the state

and I thought the bigger ones were better to cut, but later decided the smaller stalks were more tender. Asparagus plants are either male or female. The female produces seeds, which not only causes the reduced size of the stalks, but also crowds the bed with seedlings. Since the males do not expend energy making seeds, their stalks are larger and more desirable. New cultivars have been bred to produce only male plants for more cost-efficient crops. Whether you prefer the thick or thin spears, be certain they are fresh before buying them. The sugar in the plant quickly converts to starch after harvesting, causing a loss in flavor and the development of a woody texture. Select firm, straight, smooth, rich and green stalks with tightly closed tips. Ridges in the stems and a dull green color are an indication of old age. The stalks should not be limp, or dry at the cut end. Choose stalks of uniform thickness for more control in the cooking process. Do not wash asparagus before storing, and never

soak it. Trim the ends of fresh asparagus spears and stand them upright in a jar with about an inch of water in the bottom. Cover with a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator for up to two days. It is best when cooked the same day it is purchased, but if it’s tightly wrapped in a plastic bag it will keep for three to four days in the refrigerator. Asparagus needs to cook quickly to a tender-crisp texture. To gauge doneness, poke a stalk with a knife, and you should feel a little resistance. One cooking method is to stand the asparagus in three inches of boiling water, cover and cook for eight minutes or until the tips are tender. This method cooks the thicker bottom stalk while steaming the more tender tips. Steaming should be reserved for only the youngest, most tender asparagus. It is important not to overcook it. Remember, asparagus will continue to cook a bit even after it’s removed from the boiling water. Young asparagus readily adapts to other quick-cooking methods, such as stir-fry and sauté. Asparagus contains a good amount of Vitamin A and is a fair source of iron and vitamins B and C. Enjoy some fresh asparagus today while it is in the peak of the season!

Kiley and Whitham accept Fort Hays scholarships

Young Alec Mikolajczak recently visited the Kansas Statehouse and assisted Senate President Steve Morris in the Kansas Senate. Alec is the son of Michael and Susan Mikolajczak of Aurora, Co., and the grandson of Senator Morris and Mrs. Barb Morris of Hugoton.

Weather Watch Tuesday, April 24

Saturday, April 28

Low - 48˚ High - 96˚ Wind speed - 29 Wind gust - 33

Low - 41˚ High - 73˚ Wind speed - 23 Wind gust - 30

Wednesday, April 25

Sunday, April 29

Low - N/A High - N/A Wind speed - N/A Wind gust - N/A

Low - 53˚ High - 79˚ Wind speed - 32 Wind gust - 47

Thursday, April 26

Monday, April 30

Low - 56˚ High - 86˚ Wind speed - 32 Wind gust - 41

Low - 53˚ High - 79˚ Wind speed - 16 Wind gust - 21

Friday, April 27 Low - 55˚ High - 79˚ Wind speed - 41 Wind gust - 48

Wind speed is shown in MPH. Weather data is taken from the Aviation Weather System at the Hugoton Municipal Airport.

Several area students have accepted scholarships to attend Fort Hays State University for the 2012-2013 academic year. Zach Kiley, a 2012 Hugoton High School graduate, accepted a $500 Academic Opportunity Award from the College of Business and Leadership. Kiley is the son of Larry and Karen Kiley of Hugoton. He plans to major in accounting. Tessa Whitham, a 2012 Moscow High School graduate, accepted a $700 Fort Hays Bronze Academic Award. Whitham is the daughter of Matt and Lisa Whitham of Moscow. She plans to major in nursing. The scholarship process for the 2012-2013 academic year will continue into the fall. Many students who have already accepted some scholarships continue to apply for and accept different awards. Submitted by Fort Hays State University.

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Two Hugoton students serve as pages for Kansas Senate President Steve Morris. Pictured left to right are Gavin Heger, Senator Morris and Samuel Fabela. capitol and the Kansas Senate will remain in their memory and encourage them to become involved in govern-

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Asparagus Asparagus - according to what I hear from people - you either love it or hate it. If you are reading this column you are probably on the ‘“love it” side, or you would have seen the title and stopped right there. May is National Asparagus Month, which is in the prime growing season of late February through June for this lovely vegetable. It comes from the lily family and typically is an apple-green colored stalk with a deep purple-tinged tip. The stalks shoot up from the crown of the plant and grow into fern-like leaves if allowed to develop. However, the edible stalks are harvested, strictly by hand, before the actual fern leaves develop. It takes three years to mature from the sowing of the seed to the harvest of the first crop of stalks. Asparagus is one of the few vegetables that is grown as a perennial, since it lives eight to ten years. The size determines the age of the plant. The more mature the plant is, the thicker the asparagus stalks will be. As a child I loved going to the asparagus patch to cut the fresh stalks,

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ment by voting, paying attention to the issues of the day and making their opinions heard. Perhaps one will even seek elected office someday.” Pages assist elected officials and staff by running errands, putting together mailings, and other duties necessary to operating for a day in the Kansas Legislature. They also have the opportunity to sit in on working committees, take a tour of the capitol and have their photo taken with the Governor if available. These students also had their photo taken with Senate President Steve Morris in the Kansas Senate chamber.

How about that nice rain we received Sunday evening and Monday morning? How wonderful and much needed! Things are going along very well here at the Center. We still have the activities and those great meals at noon. Come on in and check us out. Today, Monday, is the last day of April - always a really busy time for everyone here. Where did the month go? Time goes so quickly. Have a great week! Menu May 3 .........................Spaghetti May 4..................................Fish May 7........Chicken Fried Steak May 8 .................................Chili May 9........Oven-Fried Chicken May 10 .................Beef Burritos Activities Schedule Thursday, May 3 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Friday, May 4 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bingo........................12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5 Cards ......................................... Monday, May 7 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Line Dance.................7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8 Board Meeting ...........9:30 a.m. Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bridge......................................... Wednesday, May 9 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Paint...........................1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 10 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bridge......................................... Aglow..........................................

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Three more earn 3 00 AR points

Mrs. Bonnie Lomax, primary music teacher, guides the students as they play keyboards for their parents this past Thursday. Mrs. Frederick’s second graders are even learning to read music!

HES second grade class unfazed by Keyboard Daze

Second grade students concentrate while performing for their parents Thursday.

Mrs. Frederick’s second grade students performed for their parents Thursday, April 26 for Keyboard Daze. Each second grade class played several songs on the piano keyboards for their parents. Mrs. Lomax, primary music teacher, is very pleased with how well the students have learned their songs and are working toward learning to read music. Research tells us young children who take music lessons show different brain development and improved memory. Besides that, it’s really fun to make your own music!

Three more sixth grade students at Hugoton Elementary School have met the top goal of 300 Accelerated Reader points. The girls are Felecia McPhillips, daughter of Felix and Marsha McPhillips, Mary Reimer, daughter of Johan and Sara Reimer, and Minnie Wall, daughter of Cornelius and Justina Wiebe. All three girls love to read and have different tastes in books. Minnie's favorite book was “Scat,” an ecological mystery, while Mary prefers historical fiction and Felecia is a fan of The Hunger Games.” Felecia also likes to travel and can't wait for seventh grade because of the new books she'll get to read. Mary enjoys playing the piano and working on her computer. Scrapbooking is a hobby of Minnie's that she learned from her sister-in-law. All of the girls think the library at Hugoton Elementary School is full of good books to read. Congratulations girls!

right Felecia McPhillips, Mary Reimer and Minnie Wall.

Two first graders blaze through 1000 books Two students in Mrs. Omo’s first grade class have taken the motto “The more we read, the better we get” to heart and have each read 1,000 books. Students in first grade are asked to record books they read at home, and the reading must be verified by their parents. Madison Crawford, daughter of Chris and Laurie Crawford, set 1,000 books as her goal at the beginning of the year. “I really like reading the Amber Brown books,” said Madison, “but my mom is

probably tired of me reading to her.” Catie Gooch, daughter of Phil and Michelle Gooch, also set 1,000 books as her goal. “It took a long time to read a 1,000 books,” said Catie. Catie not only read to her

parents but also the residents of Pioneer Manor. She also received a purple ribbon at 4-H Club Days for her reading. Good job, ladies! Hugoton Elementary School is proud of you!

Neufeld reaches 300 point mark again For the second year in a row, sixth grader Jacob Neufeld has earned over 300 Accelerated Reader points. Jacob is the 12-year-old son of Jacob and Katharina Neufeld and the student of Mrs. Elise Heger. Mrs. Heger is his favorite teacher because she is nice and funny, but he loves his science class

Jacob Neufeld hit the 300 Accelerated Reader point mark again this year. The sixth grader enjoys science, his teacher Mrs. Elise Heger and, of course, reading! Congratulations Jacob and keep up the good work!

Three more sixth grade students at Hugoton Elementary School have met the top goal of 300 Accelerated Reader points. The girls are left to


taught by Mr. Steven Mathias. Currently he is working with two other students on a science fair project that decides which soil will grow a bean the fastest. For any interested gardeners, Miracle Grow soil is the clear winner. When Jacob is not reading or growing beans he enjoys soccer, football, and helping on the farm. Congratulations, Jacob!


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PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, April 19, 2012) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Estate of ALFA SIGNE NORTON, a/k/a ALFA S. NORTON, a/k/a ALFA NORTON, Deceased (Petition Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 59) Case No. 2012-PR-9 NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are notified that a Petition to Admit Foreign Will to Probate and Record was filed in this Court by Linda M. Schuback, personal representative named in the Last Will and Testament of Alfa Signe Norton, praying that the real property and personal property of the decedent, including but not limited to the following described real estate situated in Stevens County, Kansas, to wit: An undivided interest in and to the oil, gas and/or other minerals located in, on, under, or that may be produced from, the Northeast Quarter (NE¼) of Section 23, the Southwest Quarter (SW¼) of Section 25, and the Southwest Quarter (SW¼) of Section 35, all in Township 32 South, Range 37 West of the 6th P.M., Stevens County, Kansas; and an undivided interest in and to the oil, gas and/or other minerals located in, on, under, or that may be produced from, the Northeast Quarter (NE¼) of Section 3, and the Southwest Quarter (SW¼) of Section 3, all in Township 33 South, Range 37 West of the 6th P.M., Stevens County, Kansas, be distributed in accord with the terms and conditions of the Will and the allegations in the Petition. You are required to file your written defenses to the Petition on or before May 10, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. in this Court at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail to file your written defenses, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. Linda M. Schuback, Petitioner PREPARED BY: Tony A. Potter #16907 Potter Law Office, P.A. 323 N. Pomeroy Ave. P.O. Box 278 Hill City, Kansas 67642 (785) 421-2129: Telephone (785) 421-3603: Facsimile Attorney for Petitioner

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Cowboys to host booth for f a i r Club president Elizabeth Johnson called the April meeting of the Cloverleaf Cowboys 4-H Club to order at 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the 4-H Building. The flag salute, pledge and motto were led by Brooke and Garrette Hinds and Montana Holt. Roll call was answered by naming “your favorite singer.” Mrs. Nancy Honig from the Extension Office was present and talked to the group about many upcoming 4-H activities including the Businessmen's Dinner, 4-H Camp, Gas Capital Show and the Stevens County Fair. She also spoke about the record book changes taking effect this year. A devotion was then recited by Rebecca Johnson. Next, Montana Beesley and Megan Newlon led the group in singing “Old McDonald.” Secretary Montana Beesley read the minutes from the previous meeting. Emma French gave the Treasurer’s report and Landon Brecheisen gave the Reporter’s report. Megan Newlon shared some pages she will add to the club Historian’s book. Correspondence was read by the secretary, Montana Beesley. Mrs. Vicky Newlon gave the Leader’s Report. She reminded the group of some important 4-H dates and also recognized some club members for their recent achievements. Leader Mrs. Nancy Johnson shared information about the club constitution and bylaws. A copy will be sent to each family and they will be further discussed at the next monthly meeting. There was no old business. In new business, the club voted to have a booth and a banner at the Stevens County Fair. Committees will oversee these projects. Lauren Sarchet asked for the club to sponsor an ad in the Miss Kansas Pageant Book and the club voted to do so. Project talks were given. Lauren Sarchet talked about her performing arts project. Ashlyn Schechter talked about her bucket calf. Britta and Jenna Beesley and Jeffrey Cutter gave a presentation on ceramic techniques. Lacey Brecheisen spoke about her 4-H dog project and showed her mini Aussie puppy. Landon Brecheisen talked about the entomology project. Recreation was led by Austin Newlon, Landon Brecheisen and Riece Clinesmith. Teams competed in a toilet paper wrapping contest. President Elizabeth Johnson announced the plans for the May meeting. The meeting was adjourned. Refreshments were provided by the Beard and Schechter families. By Landon Brecheisen, Club Reporter.

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For recreation, Cloverleaf Cowboys 4-Hers wrap Emma French with toilet paper.

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Fertilize Irrigated CoolSeason Lawns in May May is an excellent time to fertilize cool-season lawns such as tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass if they will be irrigated throughout the summer. Non-irrigated lawns often go through a period of summer dormancy because of drought and do not need this fertilization. May is a good time to fertilize because the springtime flush of growth characteristic of these grasses has tapered off, so the fertilizer you apply will be less likely to cause excessive shoot growth than if you had fertilized in April. Slow-release nitrogen sources are ideal. These nitrogen sources promote controlled growth, which is desirable as the stressful summer weather approaches. Relatively few fertilizers available to the homeowner supply ALL of the nitrogen in the slowly available form. But one such product that is widely available is Milorganite. Other such products available in the retail market include cottonseed meal, alfalfa-based fertilizers, and any other products derived from plants or animals. (Bloodmeal is an exception, and contrary to popular belief, the nitrogen it supplies is quickly available.) These products are all examples of natural organic fertilizers. They typically contain less than ten percent nitrogen by weight, so compared to most synthetic fertilizers, more product must be applied to get the same amount of nitrogen. Translation: they are more expensive! Apply enough to give the lawn one pound of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet. For ex-

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Three-pole permit gives anglers an edge If you had the opportunity to pay just $6.50 a year to increase your odds of catching fish on rod and reel - possibly by 30 percent or more would you take it? Many anglers would, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) offers just that opportunity with the three-pole permit. The permit is especially attractive to those who fish from the bank for channel catfish and other species using live or prepared bait and a tight line or bobber - or both. Kansas fishing regulations restrict anglers to two rods with no more than two baited hooks (single or treble) or artificial lures per line. However, all anglers, regardless of

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age, may use a third rod with the purchase of an annual $6.50 three-pole permit. Whether fishing a river, pond, or lake, the three-pole permit gives the angler the advantage of spreading out baits to more areas. Find the hot spot, and you may want to put two lines there, leaving the third in a promising site while waiting for the action to move on. Whatever the approach, having more bait in more areas is bound to increase the chances of bringing home a full stringer. This year, try KDWPT’s three-pole permit, available wherever licenses are sold, and increase your angling odds. Submitted by KDWPT.

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save water for the next generation.” Kansas Water Office Director Tracy Streeter, Groundwater Management District Manager Wayne Four Bossert, Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Water Resources Chief Engineer Dave Barfield as well as legislators and stakeholder groups joined the Governor for the bill signing. “The Local Enhanced Management Areas is an option that Kansans asked for and we already have a Groundwater Management District moving forward with a LEMA proposal,” Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Water Resources Chief Engineer David Barfield said. Work to reform the state's water laws began a year ago when the Brownback administration started planning the Ogallala Aquifer Water Summit. Hundreds of Kansans concerned about the future of the state's water supply and the future of their children and grandchildren attended that summit in Colby. From there, the Ogallala Aquifer Advisory Committee reviewed short and long term water goals. Then the Kansas Water Authority developed the water reform legislative agenda presented to the Kansas Legislature for its consideration. “Agriculture is key to the economic vitality of Kansas, and water is essential to agriculture production,” Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Rodman said. “The Governor’s 2011 water legislation package was an important step towards creating water policy that benefits agriculture today and sustains the valuable water resources for future generations.” KWO Director Streeter said this law is a true example of how when Kansans work together, they can find solutions. “This legislation proves the stakeholder input process re-

ally does work,” Director Streeter said. “The Kansas Water Office will continue to work with the Kansas Water Authority and the Ogallala Aquifer Advisory Committee to identify and evaluate further policy considerations.” Governor Brownback has signed four other water conservation bills into law this session: • House Bill 2451 eliminates the state’s “use it or lose it” water policy in areas closed to new water right appropriations and gives landowners incentive to conserve water because they won’t feel that they must use their maximum amount of water when they don’t need to just so they don’t lose water rights. • Senate Bill 272 amends multi-year flex accounts to expand irrigators’ capabilities and options so they can manage their crop water over a 5year period without increasing long-term water use under their water right. • HB 2516 amends the state’s water banking program. The changes provide for more permanence in water banks and allow additional water banks to be developed where local producers find it to be a tool that will help them in conserving water and protecting the economy. A water bank allows the short term lease (up to ten years) of water rights at a price set by the seller and agreed to by the buyer. • HB 2517 extends the sunset to make the Water Transition Assistance Program (WTAP) by ten years to the year 2022 and makes other improvements to the program. The purpose of this voluntary, incentive-based water right retirement program is to provide a structured mechanism for the permanent dismissal of irrigation water rights and the reduction of consumptive groundwater use in focused, over-appropriated areas.

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Moscow students earn high ratings at State Music Festival

MOSCOW NEWS by Melissa Moore

Sports by Breck Roop

Wednesday, May 2 Junior High SFTL Track Meet at Rolla; 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 3 Kindergarten Graduation; 6:30 p.m. (Photos at 6:00 p.m.) Friday, May 4 Eighth Grade and Senior Graduation Pictures and Practice; 8:00 a.m. High School Cheerleaders Pictures; 8:30 a.m. High School Track Meet at Bucklin; 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 6 Eighth Grade and Senior

Graduation; 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 7 Elementary Music Program; 6:30 p.m. (Elementary Awards program follows the music program) Junior High Awards program follows the Elementary Awards program Tuesday, May 8 High School baseball vs. Minneola-Ashland at Home; 4:00 p.m. High School Softball at Ulysses; 4:00 p.m. Summer Reading Presentation; 3:15 p.m.

State Music students are, left to right, Rebeca Cecenas, Tessa Whitham, Carley Hockett, Maria Cecenas, Cruz Montoya and Denise

Shoff. In back are Jaron Thompson, Tapanga Dahle, Kaitlyn Dobie, Krystian Rios, Ethan Owens and Morganne Owens.

United Methodist Church conducts Confirmation and Baptism Service

Philippi hangs up his hat after 20 years as USD #209 Superintendent There will be a come and go retirement reception for Superintendent Larry Philippi Sunday, May 13 honor12


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Moscow High School music students performed at the 1A state music festival at Stuckey Middle School in Wichita Saturday, April 28. Under the direction of Denise Shoff, the following students earned a I rating from the judges: Maria Cecenas with a Alto Sax Solo and Cruz Montoya with a Clarinet Solo. Students earning a II rating were Tapanga Dahle with a Flute Solo and Moscow Mixed Wind Ensemble. Zo Roland was the accompanist for the students. Good job, Moscow Music Department!

Confirmed students, left to right, are Maggie White, Ben Hickert, Pastor Tim McCrary,

Brice Valdez, Miranda Christensen and Keeley Roop.

Elementary Track and Field Day is fun for all Last Wednesday, April 25, students in Kindergarten through fifth grade participated in the Elementary Track and Field afternoon. The junior high cheerleaders sold snow cones, Gatorade and water. The students participated in three events each, including long jump, softball throw, football throw tire roll and running events. The students enjoyed themselves and each child took home a ribbon commemorating where they placed among their peers. Mr. Shawn Anderson was in charge of the day. Many high school track and field teammates, as well as teachers from the junior and senior high, helped run the events.

The United Methodist Church had a Confirmation and Baptism service Sunday, April 29. The students have been attending classes for several months. Ben Hickert and Miranda Christensen were baptized and confirmed. Students who were confirmed are Keeley Roop, Maggie White, and Brice Valdez. Pastor Tim McCrary led the confirmation class.

Baseball results are announced The high school baseball team traveled to Spearville last Tuesday and got a sweep winning both games with scores of 12-2 and 6-3. The junior varsity traveled to Liberal to play Liberal’s JV and lost both games 016 and 0-2. Saturday, the Wildcats hosted Sublette and won the first game 5-3 behind Lane Miller’s 11 strikeouts. They also won the second game 4-3 behind Ty Herman’s nine strikeouts.

MJH final track meet at Rolla In a game against Liberal's JV, Codye Walbe shows his flexibility while pitching.

The Junior High track team has their final league meet Wednesday at Rolla. It will be the final meet of the year. Results will be in next week’s paper.

Wildcats compete at Hugoton track meet

The Moscow Wildcat track team traveled to Hugoton Friday. It was a big meet with a lot of excellent competition. On the girls’ side, Courtney Clark placed third in the Shot Put and fourth in the Discus. Maria Cecenas placed fifth in the 100 meter dash. Kaitlyn Dobie placed third in the 100 meter hurdles and third in the 300 meter hurdles setting a new school record of 49.72. For the guys, Rigo Bustillos placed fourth in Shot Put. Jonatan Manriquez placed third in the 400 meter dash. Breck Roop placed fifth in the 800 meter dash. Osvaldo Granillo placed first in the 100 meter dash, first in the

400 meter dash, and first in the 200 meter dash setting a new school record of 21.82. The 4x800 meter relay of Jonatan Manriquez, Brice Valdez, Alexis Manriquez, and Breck Roop placed third. The 4x400 meter relay of Jonatan Manriquez, Breck Roop, Brice Valdez, and Osvaldo Granillo took first. Many fans showed up to and cheer on the Cats and the athletes really appreciated all the support. The team’s next meet is Tuesday at Jetmore followed by a Friday meet at Bucklin. Results will be in next week's paper.

Kaitlyn Dobie set a new Moscow High School record in the 300 meter hurdles.

Aiden Miramontes participates in the Long Jump. Photo courtesy of Marcie Knoll.

Maria Cecenas runs the finals of the 200 meter dash.

With the look of a champion, Osvaldo Granillo sprints for the win.

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ROLLA NEWS By Mary Courtney

C OMMUNITY C ALENDAR Thursday, May 3 High School Golf at Hugoton; 3:00 p.m. Fourth Grade Rainforest Tours; 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, May 4 High School Track at Bucklin; 3:00 p.m. Junior High Cheerleader Fundraiser Delivery ARGH! Saturday, May 5 High School State at Salina Piano Guild at Hugoton

Monday, May 7 Speech Night; 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 High School JV Golf at South Gray; 3:00 p.m. High School Varsity Golf at Elkhart; 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 Next Year’s Calendar dates due to High School Office by 4:00 p.m. Thursday, May 10 High School SFTL Track at Moscow; 1:00 p.m.

Look at these impressive poker faces! Men of Rolla enjoy the challenge of a round of poker with friends at the ARGH! party April 26.

Carissa Sohm looks a little suspicious of Katie Murray’s design at the ARGH! party last week. Over 200 Rollaites attended the festivities.

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Bret and Ellen Hall have great news coming from their house this month. Their oldest son Taylor will be graduating from Colorado School of Mines May 11 with a Bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering with minors in geology and economics. Taylor belongs to the Pi Epsilon Tau honor society and is graduating Magna Cum

ARGH! had a great party Thursday night at the high school. Over 200 community members came to play games, win prizes, and visit with neighbors at the first ever ARGH! carnival. Some of the activities were the cake walk, soda ring toss, dart/balloon toss and football throw. Students also kept

Laude. After graduating, Taylor will be working for XTO Energy as an operations engineer in Midland, Tx. Their daughter Micah competed in her second golf tournament. Hosted by Goodwell, Ok., the tournament was played in Hooker, Ok. Micah placed second and improved her best score to 53.

Rolla students and parents traipse around the cake walk at the ARGH! party Thursday evening, hoping to snag a delicious snack.

Huddleston wins the gold Members of Rolla Hope Foundation clear up clutter Saturday as they trudge through the community to raise money for residents in need.

Rolla Hope Foundation tackles community’s spring cleaning

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busy with face painting and Win-It-In-A-Minute, and those with hunger pangs were served lemonade and popcorn. Door prizes were given away along with a multitude of goodies for the games. Students and parents had a terrific time playing games and enjoying fellowship.

Rolla Hope Foundation spent many hours Saturday cleaning yards and alleys. Men, women and children donated a portion of their weekend to clean-up part of town. With brooms, shovels, and pitchforks, the group attacked and burned tumbleweeds and loaded trash; leaving homes neat and tidy. Fortunately, for those who didn’t have Rolla Hope visit, the organization will have another clean-up day. Al-

though Rolla Hope is not charging for this service, they will accept donations. Contact Stacy Burrows at 593-4142, Arleen Clinesmith at 594-4345, or Toni Easterwood at 593-4355 for more information. Rolla Hope Foundation will have a drawing for an iPad 3. The proceeds will be used to help people in Rolla and neighboring communities who have health care or other needs.

Lyndsay is Miss Southwestern Lyndsay Light has been named Miss Southwestern at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, Ok. Miss Southwestern is one of the highest honors a senior can get at the school. Every year the faculty and staff nominate a senior who fits the criteria, then the student body votes on the ones nominated. Out of all the senior girls, there were only five who were nominated. The plaque Lyndsay received says, “Miss Southwestern is a full-time senior who has obtained a GPA of 3.0 or higher and is well-received by the student body. She is one who exemplifies the values, traditions and spirit of Southwestern Christian University.” Lyndsay reported, “I gave a nerdy speech after it was over thanking everyone for the award and telling them I loved them and that it meant a lot to me to get it because I had dreamed of

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Huddleston wasn’t thrilled with his play, but delighted with the end result. He continues to be one of the top young golfers in the area.

Chandler Huddleston holds the gold he won at the Syracuse golf tournament. He also brought home the bronze from the Southwestern Heights match.

getting ‘Miss Southwestern’ since I was born because of how long my family has been around the school. It was definitely one of the highlights of my year and my time here.” Lyndsay will be giving her senior voice recital Thursday, May 3, and graduating Saturday May 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at OKC Faith (about 15 minutes from SCU) on Portland and I-40. She is graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science and English. Lyndsay is the daughter of Marcus and Beverly Light, and granddaughter of James and Mary Frances Light of Rolla.

Jordan Schwindt, Jacob Smith and Josh Eckert show off their catch from Wilburton. The anglers caught enough fish to feed the family and share with the neighbors.

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Chandler Huddleston has been finding success on the links this spring, and as a freshman, is enjoying his first high school season of golf. At Southwestern Heights, Chandler was in a three way tie for third place, and for a tiebreaker, the player who chipped closest to the hole won. Chandler brought home the bronze with a great chip! Although his fans cheered his success, Huddleston said, “I had two double boogies and three-putted a couple of holes.” Once he corrects those glitches, great scores will be posted. From the Syracuse tournament, Chandler brought home the gold. The Syracuse course is tight and winding, with water and trees weaving around the fairways. Again,

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The weather is perfect, spring fever has struck, and the fish are biting! Jordan Schwindt, Jacob Smith, and Josh Eckert were feeling the fever so they took their poles and bait out to Wilburton to find a cure. They caught enough fish to feed the family

and share with the neighbors. Anglers need to get their fishing licenses before heading to the ponds, but there’s no limit on good times with friends or how many channel cat one can bring home.

Higgins family reunites for Easter The Higgins family met Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012 at the Dermot Community Center. It was a time of visiting, looking at special occasion pictures, and, for the children, the traditional  Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds.  Attending were Norma Higgins of Liberal Springs, Tina Higgins from Liberal;  Royce and Marilyn Higgins of Rawlins, Wy.; Kelly and Deb Higgins, Jarod, Carson, and Jenna from Great Bend;  Kasey Higgins, Tristan and Mya Claire, also Kasey friend and her son of Great Bend;  Scott and Judy Williams from Littleton, Co.

Patrica Kleffman, Pioneer Manor brought George and Jewell Burrows; Shirlene Hagler of Hugoton; and Amanda Hagler from Miami, Fl. Amanda announced her engagement to Jorge Mejia! Also attending were David and Lori Rome, Matthew, Macayla and Mariah, all of Hugoton; Bill Higgins from Elkhart; Mike and Leslie Parkhurst of Guymon, Ok.; and Joni Pierce from Eldorado. Family and from the area were Kenny and Chloe Teeter; Ruby Higgins and Sheila Koury of Ulysses;  Eugene and Corinne Higgins from Elkhart; Jack and Helen Higgins;  Cindy and Katy

Howe of Rolla; Greg and Trena Higgins, Reagan and Rylee from Texhoma, Ok. and Jerold and Bonnie Hubbard of Johnson. Others enjoying the celebration were Todd and Dorothy (Milburn) Steele from Scott City; Alan and Shurma Messenger, Garrett, Russ, Audra, and Wyatt of Guymon; Pete and Priscilla Milburn, Sakya and Adynn. (Little Cambreya Aleanor Milburn didn't arrive until April 12 after the Easter Dinner); and Jeff Milburn; Lacy Varner and McKenna from Rolla.

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MUSEUM UPDATE from The Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum Gladys Renfro and Beulah Carter

Farris McClung, above, displayed his license in the drugstore. It was dated 1921.

Farris McClung, pharmicist at Bloodhart Drugstore, always wore this pharmacy jacket while filling the many prescriptions customers brought in.

Mrs. Concannon’s third graders collect most money The final results of the Hugoton Elementary School Mini Relay For Life Friday, April 20 are in! The cancer survivors, care givers, relayers and students collected $9,870.80 - a new record! The collection surpasses the 2009 collection of $6,067.01. There were four different station rotations and the students did a great job of collecting for the American Cancer Society (ACS). Stations included a “walk/ run and dancing” track, luminaries/ paper table, guest speaker and treat area and an activity area. Ice pop treats for all, and “HOPE” rings for those who collected and turned in $10.00 or more were donated by McBride Construction. Sterling Gerrond, Hugoton Relayer, Lisa Nelson, Barbara Maerz and Terri Daniels set up the Relay areas for the day. Music and dance leader at the walk track was Heather Augustine. The luminaries table was led by Barbara Maerz, a cancer survivor. Special speakers were Shelly Wagner, a care giver, 2012 Hero of Hope, and observer for Sublette schools and Megan Urwin, a three-time cancer survivor and 2013 Hero of Hope for the ACS from Sublette, Lisa Nelson, cancer survivor, and the ACS representative for southwest Kansas area relays, and Tessa Whitham, Hugoton Relayer from Moscow. Rob Terrill helped while his classes were in the relay. Terri Daniels, cancer caregiver, Relayer and the HES PE/Health teacher, was the coordinator. Students collecting $100 or more receive a Stevens County Relay For Life t-shirt at the June 29 Stevens County Relay For Life. Forty t-shirts have been earned by collecting $100 or more. The highest amount collected by an individual was a fourth grader, Drake Knier, with the amount of $245.00. The Hugoton Pizza Hut has generously donated a pizza party to

the homeroom class that collected the most money. Mrs. Concannon’s third grade class took that prize. Their total collection was $1,351.25. The $9,870.80 came about from the following grade level collections: Third grade $3,808.72 66 of 90 students collected; fourth grade $2,339.25 - 45 of 70 students collected; fifth grade $2852.72 - 48 of 85 students collected; sixth grade $880.11 27 of 67 students collected for a total of third-sixth grades $9.870.80 - 185 of 312 students who collected. They now have a new record to challenge the students with in the next collection to the American Cancer Society!

The Farris McClung family brought to the museum this ice cream table and chairs. Note the glass banana boat, sherbert glasses, Coca-Cola glasses and the malt maker.

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Terri Daniels and Lisa Nelson announce individual winners and the winning group in the gym at the Hugoton Elementary School. The students raised a grand total of $9,870.80 for Relay For Life this year.



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Compiled by Ruthie Winget Thursday, May 10, 2007 The Friend of 4-H Award was presented to Debbie Nordling of State Farm Insurance at the annual 4-H Businessmen’s Dinner in Memorial Hall Sunday. The

By Rebecca Clancy, Director 714 Ballinger • Garden City 620-275-0291 The first Sunday in May has long been recognized as the day to honor mothers and their commitment to children. Since 1996, the Friday before Mother’s Day May 11 this year - is known as Provider Appreciation Day. It is a special day to recognize child care providers, teachers, staff of school-age programs and centers, child care center directors, and all those responsible for children’s education and care. There are nearly 2.8 million child cares providers in the United States, with more than 11 million children under age five in their care. Locally, Child Care Aware of Southwest Kansas works with nearly 600 child care providers in 26 Southwest Kansas counties. Child Care Aware of Southwest Kansas provides technical assistance, professional development events, and resources to childcare providers; encouraging and supporting them in their efforts to provide a safe environment with multiple types of

The addition of the Bloodhart sign to the Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum has brought back a lot of memories. Curator Gladys Renfro has memories of the four soda shop booths along the south wall of the drug store. Everybody is invited to come to the museum to see the many exhibits pertaining to the historic Bloodhart Drug Store. We invite you to visit us at the Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum, 905 S. Adams. Our hours are 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday.

activities that foster learning. It is critical that children receive quality care during the first five years of life because research shows that approximately 90 percent of brain development occurs during those years. Just think, without child care, employees would not be able to report to work. Child care directly supports and promotes a productive work force. When parents know their children are in a safe, caring environment, they are able to concentrate on job duties. By publically and privately recognizing and applauding the dedication of child care professionals, we give them welldeserved thanks for a job well done. We also remind our communities of the importance of quality child care. Please join us in thanking the devoted child care providers and educators in Southwest Kansas for their hard work and commitment to this nation’s most precious investment. . .our children.

award is reserved for special supporters of 4-H activities and events through the years. Thursday, May 9, 2002 Nyssa Anderson received her state pin for performing seven memorized selections at the National Piano Guild Auditions at Liberal. Kyrie Kelling received a district pin for performing five memorized selections. Ten of Sherri Kelling’s students won pins at the event. The winning Hugoton students were Kendra Bensel, Tasha Decker, Jeana Martin and Alexander Olinger. Rolla students who won were Kate Behan, Charity Hays, Kara Owens and Valerie Pando. Thursday, May 7, 1992 Elise Thomas has been selected for a role in the musical production of “Texas” which will be performed at Canyon, Tx. Elise is the daughter of Robert and Marigail Thomas and the granddaughter of Wade and Maryruth Greenwood, all of Hugoton. Thursday, May 6, 1982 A high school rodeo sponsored by the Hugoton FFA attracted 185 entries from all parts of the state. Gentry Campbell, Barry Hittle and Kyle Hittle were the only Hugoton cowboys to participate in the two-day event. Thursday, May 11, 1972 Two Hugoton young people were awarded medals for the outstanding marksmanship in NRA competition in Topeka last week. Kelly Hagman was named 1972 Kansas Outdoor Intermediate Junior Champion. Miss Terri Williams was awarded a

National Rifle Association medal for scoring first in prone position in the junior division. Don Trentham has accepted the position of Vice President and Assistant General Manager of Bigbee Motors in Hugoton this week. He and his family will be moving here from Dodge City. Thursday, May 10, 1962 Hugoton will have a new Otasco store soon. The new store will be owned and operated by Budd Wilkerson of Liberal. Thursday, May 8, 1952 Employees of Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company are beginning their second week of picketing concerning their strike against their employer. Strikers explained their take home pay for forty hours is approximately $53. Cost of living increases have been denied the strikers. No one knows how long the strike will last.


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Knowledge in any/all makes and models preferred. No experience necessary if appropriate schooling has been successfully completed. Drug testing required. EOE. Smoke Free Environment. Clean driving record and your own tools preferred. (2c18)

WOOFTER CONSTRUCTION & IRRIGATION COLBY, KANSAS Now Hiring! POSITIONS AVAILABLE: *MILLWRIGHT *CONCRETE/CARPENTRY Excellent Wages/Vacation Time/401 K/Good equipment Must be motivated and responsible!

If interested, please apply in person at Riley Ford Co., 430 S. Arapahoe Street, Ulysses, Ks. or fax resume to 620-353-1278. (3c16)

We have the following opening in Hugoton, KS: Courier - part time, hours vary, 20-30 hours per week, Some Saturdays included

Apply online at Job ID 3699112 or mail resumé to:

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

Please fill out an application online at or call us at 800-279-4850 (4c17) Solution to April 26, 2012 puzzle


CURRENT OPENINGS AT STEVENS COUNTY HOSPITAL, MEDICAL CLINIC AND PIONEER MANOR NURSING HOME Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time and Parttime Dietary Cooks to work at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home. Positions require understanding of quantity food production, food safety and sanitation, must be able to read and follow recipes. Positions also require working some weekends and holidays. We offer excellent benefits and incentives on wages with past experience in this field of work. Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time, Part-time 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. (4c15) 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. (4c15) 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 lives 15 miles or more outside of Stevens County. (4c10)

Please contact Robyn Medina in Human Resources for an application 620-544-8511


(First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, April 26, 2012) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS


IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Linly K. Timken, DECEASED, CASE NO. 12-PR-08 NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that on April 10, 2012, a Petition for Probate of Will and Issuance of Letters Testamentary was filed in this Court by Janice E. Turner, an heir, devisee and legatee and executor named in the

Last Will and Testament of Linly K. Timken, deceased. All creditors of the decedent are notified to exhibit their demands against the Estate within the latter of four months from the date of first publication of notice under K.S.A. 592236 and amendments thereto, or if the identity of the creditor is known or reasonably ascertainable, 30 days after actual notice was given as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. Janice E. Turner, Petitioner BROLLIER, WOLF & KUHARIC Box 39, Hugoton, KS 67951 (620) 544-8555 Attorney for Petitioner


(First published in the Hugoton Her3t mes, Thursday, April 19, 2012)

and all other persons who are or may be concerned.


You are notified that a Petition has been filed in the District Court of Stevens County, Kansas, praying to foreclose a real estate mortgage on the following described real estate:

Bank of America, N.A., Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP Plaintiff, vs. Brenda Lee Peterson a/k/a Brenda Lee LaShell Peterson; The unknown heirs of Noel Dean Peterson, deceased; John Doe (Tenant/Occupant); Mary Doe (Tenant/Occupant); Capital One Bank (USA), N.A.; Earl Dean Peterson, Defendants. Case No. 12CV8 Court Number: Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 NOTICE OF SUIT THE STATE OF KANSAS, to the abovenamed defendants and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any deceased defendants; the unknown spouses of any defendants; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of any defendants that are existing, dissolved or dormant corporations; the unknown executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, successors and assigns of any defendants that are or were partners or in partnership; the unknown guardians, conservators and trustees of any defendants that are minors or are under any legal disability; and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any person alleged to be deceased,

All of Lot Three (3) and the North Forty feet (N 40") of Lot Four (4), Block Thirteen (13), City of Hugoton, according to the duly filed and recorded plat thereof, Stevens County, Kansas, commonly known as 205 South Van Buren Street, Hugoton, KS 67951 (the “Property”) and all those defendants who have not otherwise been served are required to plead to the Petition on or before the 30th day of May, 2012, in the District Court of Stevens County, Kansas. If you fail to plead, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. NOTICE Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Megan Cello (KS # 24167) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 (913)663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff (112164)

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

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FOR SALE FOR SALE: Black Angus Bulls, registered, tested, guarantee, excellent bloodlines, confirmation and performance, discounts. Contact Black Velvet Ranch, Aaron Plunkett, Syracuse, Ks. 620-384-1101.

FOR SALE: 2004 yellow Jeep Wrangler, hard top and soft top, manual transmission, low mileage. Call 544-8288. (tfc15) --------------FOR SALE: 1988 Viking popup camper, A/C, heater, sink, stovetop, $1000. 544-4770.


112 S. Main • 620-356-5808 • Ulysses Se Habla Espanol-356-5808

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.

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.



--------------FOR SALE: 2004 LS 4x4 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Excellent condition, well maintained with new brakes. Reliable and dependable vehicle. Gold exterior; tan cloth interior. Asking $8000. Call Jason at 620-474-6819. (2c18) --------------FOR SALE: 2006 Outlaw 500cc 4-wheeler, $2500; 2008 800 Polaris 4x4, $3500; 2005 Y2125 Yamaha, $2000. Call 544-5223. (tfc18)



Oak, Piñon, Mesquite, Pecan & More

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

Delivery & stacking available Call DJ @ 620-430-1273 Days 620-428-6127 Evenings (tfc)

1986 Harley Davidson (tfc) FLH Electraglide 85ci big bore kit, custom built 17” Z-Bars, sale includes new tour pack and solo seat.

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

Call 620-453-0427

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

TWO FAMILY LARGE GARAGE SALE: Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m. - ???, 1103 S. Madison, Lots of Children’s Clothes --------------GARAGE SALE: Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m., 513 E. Fifth (1p18)

MOVING SALE 900 West City Limits Saturday, May 5, 8:00 a.m. No Early Sales

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

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 upstairs bath recently remodeled. New appliances in kitchen. Back porch remodeled and enclosed and nice sitting patio next to porch.

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

(620) 624-1212 BUSINESS

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


Feature Of The Week


(620) 544-2496 RESIDENCE (620) 544-3821 CELLULAR

THANK YOU 101 S. Madison- $2,500 BUYER INCENTIVE!!! 3 bed/2 bath, central H/A, fence, attached garage. storage shed. Call for details!!!

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

Chance Yoder- Cellphone 544-1907 “Call Us For All Your Real Estate Needs”

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

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


Call today to schedule a tour!

(620) 544-7605


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

1030 S. Main


Pioneer Manor Family Support Group


3rd Tuesdays - 1:00 p.m. 3rd Thursdays - 5:15 p.m. Chapel at Pioneer Manor

WANT TO PURCHASE: Minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co. 80201. (104p5) ---------------


Available Now!

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


if no answer, leave message (tfc48)

Beautiful 3bed/2bath apartment home, all appliances, washer/dryer connection, private patio or balcony, kids’ playground, pets welcome.

Chance Yoder



910 S. Coulter Hugoton, KS


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

Karen Yoder

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

Now see these and other SW. Kansas properties at

(620) 428-1042 CELLULAR

Commercial Building

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


307 N. Kansas, Suite 101 Liberal, KS 67901

623 East 4th - Custom built, 5 bed/3.5 b, fin bsmt, appl, fence, att grge, 2 yrs old. Muchmore... Call for your personal showing!

Saturday, May 5 ~ 8:00 a.m. Stevens County Fairgrounds !!! FOR RENT: Large Office or Store building, 625 S. Main St., Hugoton. Call Edna or Jim at 544-2229. (2c18) ---------------


204 W. 8th St. - This exclusive home has 4 BD , 3 BA, with a full basement. There is a vinyl fence, 710 S. Van Buren- Great opportunity with this 3 shed, 1 car att. and, 2 car det. garage. Great locabedroom and 2 bath home. This home includes tion. To view this must see call Angie today! Agent carport, shed, and a fenced yard with a pool. owned!

Kenmore Washer/Dryer Refrigerator, Microwave, Book Shelves, Couch, Clothes, Too Many Items to Mention!


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.



10% of sales go to Project Hope

In ve ! Mo ecial for Sp $399 h LY ont ON st M 1

New Listing 1609 S. Madison St- Very nice 4 bedrooms, 3 bath home. 4th bedroom is separate from others & has its own bath, great guest room. Family room includes fireplace. Formal dining as Gas company pays up to 20,000 KW of well as kitchen dining. Large office/craft area & electric usage per year. 848 Road G. - This all electric 2 story home with media room. 5 bedrooms comes with 6 acres of land and 2 new Lots in Spikes Addition heating and air conditioning systems. $145,000.00 504 S. Wildcat Ct. 712 E. 5th St. Additional acreage available. Call today! 617 E. 4th



FOR RENT: 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments. Furnished or unfurnished. Bills included, washer and dryer, and cable. Call 544-2232. (tfc) --------------FOR RENT: Trailer Lot, 17 miles from Hugoton in the Moscow school district. 620544-9239. (4c18) ---------------

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


for more information or to view

GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALE: Friday, May 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., First House North of the Post Office in Moscow --------------GARAGE SALE: Friday, May 4, 5 p.m.-???, 307 E. Seventh St., Bedroom Set, Crib Set, Clothes, 62” TV, 2 End Tables, Lamps, Miscellaneous --------------GARAGE SALE: Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m.-???, 108 S. Lincoln, Andrea Shoes, Home Interiors, Baby & Adult Clothes, Kitchen Stuff, Microwave, Miscellaneous ---------------

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

GENEALOGY INFORMATION: Looking for Grossman/ Beavers descendants. Please write to 30 Troon Drive, Lakeway, Tx. 78738. (4p17)



HOME FOR SALE 1202 S. Main HUGOTON, KANSAS The Janet Nordling Estate is currently selling her home located at 1202 S. Main by sealed bid. The home contains approximately 2,750 square feet on the main floor and approximately 1,370 square feet in the basement. The main floor has 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, 2 family rooms, an office, a wood burning fireplace and a beautifully landscaped yard. The basement has 1 bedroom and a full bath. The Estate will be accepting sealed bids for the sale/purchase of the home until 5:00 p.m. on May 11, 2012. Please submit your bid in writing to Wayne R. Tate, P.O. Box 909, 1024 S. Trindle, Hugoton, Kansas 67951. The home will be sold “as is” and without any warranties, express or implied. The sale will include garage door openers, all ceiling fans, window coverings and all built in kitchen appliances. It will not include any other appliances. The Estate reserves the right to reject any and all offers or further negotiate with any of the bidders. Please contact Melanie Hickey at 544-7227 if you or would like to look at the home before submitting your bid.

NEEDED: Gas stove, refrigerator, full size or queen size box springs and mattress and love seat. Call 544-5616. (tfc31)

-------------WANTED TO PURCHASE: Used refrigerator in good condition with icemaker. Please call 544-2261, ext (tfc18) 1207. ---------------

The family of Everett Rowden wish to thank the community for the outpouring of kindness shown to us during this time of great sorrow. We sincerely appreciate all the prayers, visits, food, flowers and generous memorials. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel. Your generosity will be remembered always. Ruby Rowden Parma and Ken Munson & family Gary and Elaine Rowden & family Jack and Paula Rowden & family

THANK YOU Dan and I are so very humbled by the outpouring of support we have received from our family, friends, acquaintances and friends we haven’t even met yet. Words can never describe the heartfelt love we have for our little corner of this huge world. We are so thankful that our parents chose southwest Kansas to settle and raise their families. We are also thankful we did not leave this great place and raised our family here also. God bless each and every one of you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you, Danny and Beverly Gerrond



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


FDT ELECTRIC(tfc34) Licensed & Insured Over 30 years experience in Residential & Commercial Wiring


2 DAY ANTIQUE AUCTION: May 4 & 5, Civic Center Ulysses, 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 4, will auction 400 Toy Tractors. Saturday, May 5, will auction 16 antique cars, Indian artifacts, coins, western items, antique furniture and much more. Auctioneers Michelle Carrey and Jim Cunningham 620-360-0249. See web for list (2c17) ---------------



LAWN PRO Will Schnittker

620-544-1517 O.D.’s SHOP

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

“We specialize


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

Frankie Thomas, owner

544-5915 or 544-7776

KIRBY SERVICES: To our valued Kirby vacuum cleaner customers for factory authorized sales, service and supplies, please call 800-821(4p18) 5050. ---------------

Great Deals ~ Easy Financing ~ Quality Service

Alan D. Higgins, Owner

in making people smile”

y Munky G o o d ie s F un k A funky little cupcake, cookie & cake shop in SW Kansas

Small Engine Repair Your Snapper Dealer 620-428-6063 113 S. Main Hugoton

tim’s concrete & construction Timothy Martinez - Owner

620-640-4814 or 620-931-0300 Email:

Se habla español

620-952-2915 Find us on Facebook!


Nicole Crites, Licensed

Marriage & Family Therapist 620.544.4357 1026 S. Main Hugoton, KS (eot40)


Only $17.50/month!!! Call 544-4321 TODAY to find out more!!!

600 E. 11th

IN STOCK *Carpet


*Laminate *Vinyl

To see YOUR business here, call 544-4321 or email


The Hugoton Hermes

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Bridal & Boutique for Mother’s Day Gifts and Graduation Gifts Register Your Mom in Our Store She’ll Be Eligible For A




Gift Certificate

and a chance to be Super Mom 1010 Van Buren 544-8796

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Ray’s Salon Register MOM

We’ll give our winner a



Gift Certificate and a chance to be Super Mom 3rd & Main, Hugoton Jeff and Diane Crawford,  Owners

She may win a



GIFT CERTIFICATE and a chance to be Super mom

Ray’s Salon



Gift Certificate and a chance to be Super Mom Register your mother or grandmother today 600 E. 11th St 544-8686

Country Garden When You Come By Register Mom or Grandma If we draw her name she’ll receive a

Gift Basket and a chance to be named SUPER MOM 524 S. Main Hugoton 544-2816

While getting your hair cut or nails done Register Mom or Grandmother at

Tan’alon If her name is drawn she’ll receive a

FREE PEDICURE and a chance to be named SUPER MOM VILARI’S NEW LOCATION 112 A. East Sixth Hugoton 544-2233

Register Your Mother or Grandmother at

We’ll award the winner in our store a



Gift Card

and a chance to be named Super Mom

509 W. 11th - Hugoton

Register Mom At





Register your mother or grandmother at

The Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum for a chance to win



The winner will be entered in the drawing for a chance to be named Super Mom.


SHOWPLACE she’ll receive

Two Free Video Rentals, Two Large Drinks, and One Large Buttered Popcorn and a chance to be Super Mom Register Your Mom At The Showplace!

206 West 5th 544-8056

Come to China and register your Mom to win a

The winner in our store will receive a

If Your Mom’s Name Is Drawn At

When Visiting

Chamber Dollars and a chance to be named SUPER MOM

622 S Main St 544-4641

Register your Mom or Grandma at

BULTMAN INC. for a chance to win a



Gift Certificate

and she could be chosen as SUPER MOM! 110 E 6th St. Hugoton 544-2620

Dine in or Take out

905 S. Adams Hugoton

700 South Main

Nominate Your Mom for HUGOTON MERCHANTS

for a chance to be named Super Mom

The Bank will award

20 Gas Capital Dollars to the winner of our drawing. 601 S. Main


Gift Certificate

and an opportunity to be Super Mom

Ranchito Tex-Mex Cafe Will award

Two Specials to the Mom that is Our Winner The winner will be entered in the drawing for a chance to be named Super Mom

611 S.Main Hugoton

Donated by the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce You may register your mom, your wife or your grandmother at participating merchants from Thursday, May 3 through Monday, May 14. The drawing for SUPER MOM will be May 14, 2012. Register Your Mom At

Register your Mother or Grandmother

113 W. 6th She May Win A




and a chance to be named Super Mom

The Hugoton

Come in and register your mother or grandmother to win a Coupon for

A Large Pizza (up to 3 toppings) and a chance to be named Super Mom 610 E. 11th in Hugoton

Gift Certificate

and a chance to be Super Mom 518 S. Main • 428-3191



601 S. Jackson




The winner will be entered in the drawing for a chance to be named Super Mom.

Your Mom Will Have A Chance To Win One Of The Prizes Listed At The Sponsoring Businesses! If She Is Chosen As SUPER MOM, She Will Receive

If her name is drawn She’ll receive a

Hugoton, KS 67951

Car Care Basket

If you register your Mom at the

Mane Hair Co. she could win a

FREE HAIR CUT and a chance to be Super Mom 511 S. Main 544-4930

Register MOM at

The Winner At


Beauty Salon


1006 South Jackson Street

For a chance to win a

Mothers & Grandmothers Are Eligible.


Stevens County Retail Pharmacy

Enter your Mom or Grandma at

Super Mom

While Visiting

Register your Mom at

We’ll Award A



Gift Card

to the winner at our Hugoton Bank and a chance to be named Super Mom 502 S. Jackson MEMBER FDIC

will receive a




GIFT CERTIFICATE and a chance at Super Mom 214 W. 2nd 544-7694

May 3, 2012  

Official Newspaper of Stevens County