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Volume 125, Number 39

Thursday, September 27, 2012

16 Pages, 70 Cents Plus Tax Per Copy

Bank cards have been compromised

Fall is finally here! To commemorate the occasion, city employee Jan Leonard is changing the banners along Main Street.

Little Bently Esarey gets the Skateboard competition started Saturday morning in honor of his big brother Dominic. Story and more pictures can been seen on page 3.

Representatives from a five county area converge on the Stevens County Library

By Marie Austin Hugoton's banks and their employees, as well as several others in the area, have been overcome with calls and visits from customers the past two weeks. By now, everyone in the surrounding area has a story of a relative, friend or colleague who has had money taken from their debit or credit card. Or perhaps you are one of the dozens affected by the dramatic uptick in fraudulent account activity recently. Currently, the thieves haven't targeted any single institution, card company or type of account. Customers of Discover, Visa and Mastercard, clients of First National and Citizens State Bank, as well as those who use out of town banks have been hit equally. Account balances also don't seem to matter as the criminals have stolen hundreds of dollars here, and only a few dollars elsewhere. Unfortunately, at press time, the Hugoton Police Department has no leads. Stevens County Sheriff Ted Heaton came in to discuss the issue. He reported his department had initially received reports of identity theft. His calls have since tapered off. He commended the banks for doing an impressive job getting the situation under control. Many times, the initial discovery of a theft is when a customer's card is declined for a purchase. You KNOW there was plenty of money in the account, but now you face an embarassing situation - standing at the checkout with a declined card. Don't blush - over the past week, dozens of people have encountered this same plight. Citizens State Bank and First National Bank have been in a flurry of activity over all the confusion. Citizens State Bank issued the following statement: "Citizens State Bank is aware of increased fraud activity throughout this area on debit and credit cards. CSB’s card processor is investigating this fraud activity and CSB has taken steps to protect our customers debit cards that may have been compromised. The compro-

mise appears to be through merchant third party processing payment systems. Our goal is to shut down fraud activity as soon as possible. You can help this process by keeping your contact information updated at your banking institution. It is also important to monitor your debit and credit card accounts and report any fraudulent activity as soon as possible. CSB’s customers are protected from fraud loss. "Citizens State Bank’s security has not been compromised and we employ the latest technology to prevent any breach. This protection is monitored 24 hours a day. Please call us, we are here to work with our customers to resolve any questions or concerns." You can reach the Citizens State Bank by calling 620-544-4331. First National Bank Vice President Tammy Slocum urges their customers to keep a close watch on their account activity, and assures customers they are handling the situation. The bank released the following statement: “The recent fraudulent debit/credit card activity appears to be originating from a retail point of sale. Due to First National Bank of Liberal/Hugoton’s advanced monitoring systems for possible fraudulent activity, the majority of the attempted fraudulent transactions on our customers debit cards was declined at the point of sale, and never hit their accounts. First National Bank recommends that customers closely review their statements, and monitor online banking to verify transactions, and report any suspicious or fraudulent activity immediately to their bank. Our risk management team is continuing to investigate and monitor card activity in an attempt to pinpoint the origin of the transactions.” You can contact the First National Bank of Hugoton by calling 620-544-8908. To quote Stevens County Sheriff Ted Heaton - and common sense - "Protect yourself. Pay attention." Continued to page 4

meeting room Thursday for a well attended Southwest Kansas Health Initiative meeting.

Five county committee gathers to discuss plans The Southwest Kansas Health Initiative (SWKHI) Regional Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) met Thursday, September 20, 2012 in the Stevens County Library meeting room. A working lunch was served. Members were invited and had to show their driver’s license or county or city ID card to check in for the rapid tag system being used upon entry by KCEM Coordinator Don Button. Coordinator Button checked in the following 47 members: representing; Anadarko, Alan Henne; City of Elkhart, Timothy Hardy - City Administrator; City of Elkhart, Matt Higgins - Water Superintendent; GIS Response Team Member, Susan Schulte - GIS Specialist from Stevens County; Grant County, Jerry Deckert; Grant County, Nahun Manzano; Grant County, Tammy Oxford - Hospital BWMGCH; Grant County Emergency Management, Donald Button Coordinator; Grant County Emergency Management, Vivian Button - Assistant Chief; Grant County HD, Kristy Frazee - Administrator; The Hugoton Hermes, RoGlenda Coulter - Hugoton; Hugoton Police Department, Sgt. Marvin Johnson; Hugoton Police Department, Leslie Courtney; Kansas American Red Cross, Carolyn Henry - Executive Director; Morton County, Teresa Harder - Morton County Commissioner; Morton County EMA/EMS, Ronald DeGarmo; Morton County Health Department, Pam Baldwin- HSSV/Secretary; Morton County Health Department, Marla Houtz - Secretary; Morton County Health Department, Rhianna Shaw - Registered Nurse (RN); Morton County Health Department, Kendra Smith - Registered Nurse (RN); Morton County Health Department, Virginia Witcher; Prevention Center, David

Bell; Prevention Center, Rebecca Upshaw; Red Cross, Sheryl Helmke; Regency Gas, Gary Kincannon; Regency Gas, Christopher Stahlecker; Seward County, Barbara Correll; Seward County, Tonya Warren; SHERT, Karen Luckett; Southwest Medical Center, Patrick Smith; Stanton County EMA, Vaughn Lorenson; Stanton County EMA, Alan Schweitzer; Stanton County Health Department, Kathleen Kersey; Stanton County Health Department, Tod Musgrove; Stevens County Emergency Management, Rodney Kelling - Emergency Manager; Stevens County Emergency Services, Harry Bartel; Stevens County EMS, Joy Lewis; Stevens County Conservation, Sherri Martin; USDA - NRCS, Keri Morris from Stevens County; Stevens County Public Health, Paula Rowden; Stevens County Public Works, Richard Barnes; Seward County Emergency Mangement, Lisa Olson - GIS; Seward County Emergency Management, John Steckel; Seward County Emergency Management, Marcie Weatherly; Southwest Regional, Richard Everett - Team Manager; Southwest Region, Catherine Hernandez - Command Staff; and Southwest Region, Greg Standard - Command Staff. This was a very good turn out. Regional Coordinator Richard Everett presided over the meeting. He generally followed the agenda for the morning. For the welcome and introductions everyone took their turn and stated their names and who they were representing. The SWKHI covers Grant, Seward, Stevens, Morton and Stanton Counties. All these people from the different county entities were brought together to meet the requirements for the emergency work plans update for their county’s emerContinued to page 4

HHS Environmental Science Class members participating in the recycling project in Mr. Hawley’s class are from left to right, sitting in front, Sarah Martin and Serena Turpin; in the back, Mr. Hawley, Janett Aguilar, Gabriel Guz-

man, David Tapia, Armando Garcia, Chalen Talbert, Andrew Mendoza and Denver Knox. In front sets the green recycling box they created for school. Good going kids!! Many more just like you are needed for sure!!

HHS physical science students begin recycling project By Marie Austin Mr. Nathan Hawley, physical science teacher at Hugoton High School, joined HHS this fall as a new teacher. He and his third- and fifth-hour Environmental Science classes are attempting to make their marks in Hugoton as they begin organizing a recycling project to improve the environment. Attending Mr. Hawley's class Thursday morning were Andrew Mendoza, Armando Garcia, Serena Turpin, Chalen Talbert, Sarah Martin, Denver Knox, David Tapia, Janett Aguilar and Gabriel Guzman. Fifth hour student Bailey Haynes also came to participate in getting the word out about this undertaking.

The students conveyed their passion for impacting the environment and society's conscience as they answered a few questions for The Hermes. A recent children's movie, Dr. Suess's "The Lorax," was prominently displayed on their classroom's projection screen. "The Lorax" confronts the issue of destroying natural resources in order to serve the demands of greedy consumers. While Hugoton certainly isn't as oblivious to the environment as the fictional characters, recent growth of the county underlines the need to manage resources responsibly. When asked what the plan was to spread the word about the project, the students agreed their

current approach is word of mouth. You can find out more about recycling and its impact on the environment by visiting http://www.recycling-rev olution.com/recyclingfacts.html. What can you do to help? Hugoton residents already have the option to recycle office paper and newspapers quite easily. The City of Hugoton rents two giant receptacles for both of those items from Lane's Recycling in Ulysses. The blue bins are located in the empty lot beside the China restaurant, at 706 S. Main. When the bins are filled, a truck arrives to pick them up and carries them to Ulysses to be recycled Continued to page 5


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Writer questions Huelskamp representation Stevens County Fire Department and Ambulance Report Stevens County Emergency Services run activity September 17 through September 23. Fire Department Hugoton Station Tuesday, September 18 4:29 p.m. called to Road DD and Road 15 for a corn stubble and uncut corn fire. Fire Department Moscow Station Tuesday, September 18 4:29 p.m. called to Road DD and Road 15 for a corn stubble and uncut corn fire. Ambulance Activity One medical run, two Life Flights and two transfers.

Reminder Stevens County is currently still under a Burn Ban.

But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. II Timothy 1:10

Dear Editor, Is Tim Huelskamp representing us? The US House of Representatives left on recess Friday without passing a Farm Bill. The current bill will expire September 30 resulting in farm policy reverting back to 1940’s law. In a community heavily dependent on the success of the agricultural sector, our US Congressman let us down. Farmers are moving forward with future plans such as planting winter wheat without knowing the rules and laws.

Walt Beesley More importantly, long range plans are on hold for many because Congress has not printed the rulebook for the next five years. Dairy producers will be the sector of agriculture affected immediately and could be the hardest impacted. With the recent announcement of a dairy processing plant coming to our community, I have concerns about our representation in Washington. Is Tim Huelskamp look-

ing out for our best interest? I contacted his office Monday, September 17 and voiced my concern about the lack of progress on the Farm Bill. I told his staffer that I didn’t care about all the political positioning that goes on but just want to see a five year comprehensive plan so that we can have a playbook to move forward. They said someone would be contacting me to discuss and I have yet to hear back. Walt Beesley

HUGOTON POLICE REPORT Business Hours, Call 544-4959 After Hours, Call 544-2020 Monday, September 17, 2012 • Possible Domestic, 400 Block of East Fourth, Subject Agreed to Leave Residence, Sgt. Johnson • Theft, 900 Block of Coulter, Took Report, Sgt. Johnson • Vehicle Unlock, 100 Block of West Eleventh, Citizen Assist, Sgt. Johnson • Dog at Large x2, 100 Block of Main, Issued Ticket x2, ACO Smith Tuesday, September 18, 2012 • Vehicle Unlock, 500 Block of South Jackson, Citizen Assist, Sgt. Johnson • Dog at Large, 800 Block of South Harrison, Dog Impounded, ACO Smith • Unwanted Solicitors, 500 Block of West Ninth, Officer Crane • Collapsed Street, Seventh and Main, Blocked Street Until City Arrived, Officer Crane Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Picked up Bike, 300 Block of Madison, Took to the Police Department, Officer Hagman • Non Injury Accident, 100 Block of West Sixth, Took Report, Officer Hagman • Medical Assist, 500 Block of Copperstone, Public Service, Officer Hagman • Dog at Large, 1000 Block of South Adams, Returned to Owner, ACO Smith Thursday, September 20, 2012 • Dog at Large, 400 Block of East Fourth, Dog Impounded, ACO Smith • Welfare Check, 900 Block of South Jackson, Unable to Locate, Officer Lamatsch • Criminal Damage to Property, 900 Block of South Madison, Took Report, Officer Lamatsch

Friday, September 21, 2012 • Dog at Large, 1400 Block of Eisenhower, Returned to Owner, Sgt. Johnson • Escort, Eleventh Street, Public Service, Sgt. Johnson • Dog at Large, 100 Block Van Buren, Returned to Owner, ACO Smith • Report of Fight, 200 Block of South Madison, Unable to Locate, Officer Crane • Report of Fight, 600 Block of Van Buren, Unable to Locate, Officer Crane • Report of Fight, 500 Block of South Madison, Unable to Locate, Officer Crane Saturday, September 22, 2012 • Vehicle Unlock, 300 West Fifth, Citizen Assist, Sgt. Johnson • Medical Assist, 200 Block of Jefferson, Public Service, Sgt. Johnson • Domestic, Behind 200 Block of Adams, Officer Crane • Cable Line Down, Alley Behind 700 Block of Adams, Notified Pioneer, Officer Crane • Report of Arguing, 100 Block of Jefferson, Unable to Locate, Officer Crane • Harassment, 600 Block of East Eleventh, Talked to Husband Ref. Harassment, Officer Crane • Damage to Property, 200 Block of South Jefferson, Investigated, Officer Crane Sunday, September 23, 2012 • Vehicle Unlock, 400 Block of South Madison, Citizen Assist, Sgt Johnson • Dog at Large, 500 Block of West Eighth, Dog Impounded, Sgt. Johnson • Civil Standby, 1000 Block of South Monroe, Public Service, Officer Crane

Wrangler’s 4-H Club catches up reports for two meetings July 2012 Minutes The regular meeting for the Wrangler’s 4-H Club was called to order by acting President, Kole Kahl. Secretary, Ralynn Sittingdown called roll by asking, “What is your favorite thing about 4-H?” We had a quorum present. The June Minutes were read by Ralynn. Next, reports from officers were given. Treasurer, Conner Wells gave the treasurer’s report and Dawson Kerbow gave the reporter’s report. Leader, Carla Kerbow reviewed the newsletter and discussed upcoming events. There was no unfinished business or new business on

the agenda. Next, acting Vice President, Dawson Kerbow announced the program. Frances Gaskill gave a project talk on Horse Grooming Supplies. She discussed how to groom your horse and get it ready for show. After Frances’ project talk Dawson read the next month’s program. Next month’s meeting will be Tuesday, September 4 at 7:00 at the 4-H Building. There was a motion to adjourn the meeting. Meeting was adjourned. September 2012 Minutes The regular meeting for the Wrangler’s 4-H Club was

called to order by acting President, Kole Kahl. Acting Secretary, Carla Kerbow called roll by asking, “What grade are you in school?” We had a quorum present. There were no July minutes available to be read. Next, reports from officers were given. Treasurer, Jacob Bell gave the treasurer’s report and Dawson Kerbow gave the reporter’s report. 4H Council member, Aleisia Hinds gave a council report. She informed us that our club would have clean-up for the Enrollment Fair October 10 and that we have decorations for the Achievement Banquet October 29.

Leader, Carla Kerbow reviewed the newsletter and discussed upcoming events. There was no unfinished business. For new business we had election of officers. Next, acting Vice President, Nicholas Gold announced the program. There were no talks or demonstrations and there was no recreation. Nicholas announced that next month’s meeting will be Monday, October 1 at 7:00 at the 4-H Building. There was a motion to adjourn the meeting. Meeting was adjourned. Submitted by Dawson Kerbow.

Obituaries Manuel Medina Former Hugoton resident Manuel Medina, 88, passed from this life Friday, September 21, 2012 at Trinity Manor in Dodge City. He was born February 27, 1924 in Sena, N.M., the son of Telasford Medina and the former Clarita Trujillo. December 18, 1954, he married Susie Guerrero in Clayton, N.M. She survives. Manuel lived in Hugoton for 40 years, working for the Atchison Topeka Railroad for 42 years before retiring. Following retirement he moved to Dodge City. He had a passion for fishing and also enjoyed woodworking, gardening, watching baseball, boxing and spending time with his family. Mr. Medina was a member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Knights of Columbus all of Dodge City. Survivors include his wife Susie of the home; two sons, Jesse Medina and wife Belinda of Hugoton and Bobby Medina and friend of Topeka;

three daughters, Theresa Estes and husband Ralph of Dodge City, Yolanda Blattner and husband Jeff of Montezuma and Patricia Oder and husband Fred of Canyon, Tx.; daughter-in-law Donice Medina of Hugoton; his ten grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; one sister; four step brothers; one granddaughter; and one son, Mike. Funeral Mass was attended at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Dodge City, Tuesday morning, September 25, 2012 with Rev. Ted Skalsky presiding. Burial followed at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City under the direction of Swaim Funeral Home in Dodge City. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Manor in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome .com.

James “Jim” Ricord Friends and family gathered Saturday morning to remember and honor James “Jim” Carmen Ricord. Mr. Ricord, former Hugoton resident, passed from this life Thursday, September 20, 2012 at McKay Dee Hospital. He was 79. James was born April 15, 1933 in Turpin, Ok. and was the son of Roscoe R. Ricord and the former Lilly E. Hershey Ricord (and later White). He grew up in Hugoton where he eventually graduated from Hugoton High School. Jim went on to graduate from Wichita State University. This is where he met his loving wife of more than 40 years, Deane “Dee” Fortney Ricord. She preceded Jim in death. Mr. Ricord worked at ATK Thiokol for the majority of his life. In retirement he worked at the DNR as a volunteer. Later in life Jim married

Cynthia Comeau and became stepfather to her children, Kate and Seth Rockenbach. He was a very loving husband and father. Jim was also a passionate hunter with some of his favorite trips being to Africa. He enjoyed his life to the fullest by doing everything he ever desired to do: serving his country in the Army, competitive boxing, falconry, beekeeping, racing boats and especially the hunting in Africa. Survivors include his wife Cynthia; children, Kate and Seth Rockenbach; sister Leona Rogers; nephews, Ross and David Rogers; and nieces, Christian Lucier and Janine and Carroll Pleasant. Funeral services and a celebration of life were attended Saturday morning, September 22, 2012 at Myers Mortuary in Brigham City. Interment followed in the Brigham City Cemetery.

WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ Notice: The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Comedy Night, set to take place Saturday, October 6 has been postponed until further notice. Pioneer Manor residents play Bingo at 2:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Community members are invited to volunteer or play a game with the residents! AL-ANON Family Group meets at 1405 Cemetery Road Mondays and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. Call 620544-2610 or 620-544-2854 for more information. CELEBRATE RECOVERY every Monday night 6:308:00 p.m. at Assembly of God Fellowship Hall, 138 S. Main in Hugoton. August 28 - October 14 - Stauth Memorial Museum in Montezuma will host “New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Orange Peel.” It will feature winners from the National Quilt Museum’s international contest. Twenty other Kansas quilts will also be exhibited. The museum is located at 111 N. Aztec in Montezuma. They are closed Mondays. Please call 620-846-2527 for more information. September 17-October 12 - Local Artists’ Exhibit at the Stevens County Library in the meeting room. September 22-October 27

- Meile Farm’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maize will be open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and every Sunday from 12:30 to 7:00 p.m. Weekdays are available by appointment for school groups and businesses. Fees collected will benefit area 4-H and FFA groups. September 27 - Band and Sing A Long at Pioneer Manor at 10:00 a.m. Community members are encouraged to come participate or just enjoy some great music! - Free Steps to Startup workshop at Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in SW229D on the second floor of the Student Activities Center, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Kansas Small Business Development Center at 620-417-1955 or mike.okane@sccc.edu. September 27-28 - No school for USD #210 students for Teacher Professional Development Days. September 28 - Coffee with the Community at Pioneer Manor at 9:00 a.m. September 30 - Reverend Richard Martin of the Hugoton Church of God will speak at Pioneer Manor at 3:00 p.m. Coffee and snacks will be served afterward.

October 1 - Stevens County Commissioners will meet in the Commissioners’ Room at the Stevens County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. October 4 - Southwest Kansas Chapter of Sons of Thunder will meet at the Grant County Civic Center, 1000 Patterson Avenue in Ulysses, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Men ages 12 and up are invited. For more information, call Monty at 620-353-9507 or Cary at 620-353-9601. October 6 - Drawing for the Eli Hull Shotgun Benefit. Stop by Double T Industries or Corner Stop in Rolla or Paramount Service & Supply in Hugoton to get tickets. - Ernie Haase + Signature will perform at Meade High School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Contact Emmanuel Mennonite Church at 620-873-2742 for tickets. A German supper will be served in the high school commons area from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. October 7 - Minister Matt Russell from the Church of Christ will speak at Pioneer Manor in the chapel at 3:00 p.m. A coffee hour will follow. October 8 - Columbus Day - Kansas Sampler Foundation Big Rural Brainstorm at Camp

Wood near Elmdale in Chase County. “PowerUps” Kansans aged 21 to 39 - are invited to participate in a forum advocating the sustaining of rural communities. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is a fee to attend. For more information or to register, go to kansassampler.org or call 620-585-2374. October 9 - Hugoton City Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. in the Council room of the City Office. October 10 - No School for USD #210 students for Teacher Professional Development Day. October 14 - Pastor Sandy Ferguson of the Rolla United Methodist Church will speak at Pioneer Manor at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel. Coffee and snacks will be served afterward. - Kansas Sampler Foundation Big Rural Brainstorm at the park office at Horsethief Reservoir near Jetmore. “PowerUps” - Kansans aged 21 to 39 - are invited to participate in a forum advocating the sustaining of rural communities. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is a fee to attend. For more information or to register, go to kansassampler.org or call 620-585-2374. October 15 - No school for USD #210 stu-

dents due to Teacher In-Service Day. - Stevens County Commissioners will meet in the Commissioners’ Room at the Stevens County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. October 16 - Pioneer Manor Support Group will meet at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Pioneer Manor, 1711 S. Main in Hugoton. October 18 - Pioneer Manor Support Group will meet at 5:15 p.m. in the Chapel at Pioneer Manor, 1711 S. Main in Hugoton. October 19 - No school for USD #210 students for teacher work day. - 1:00 p.m. early dismissal for USD #217 students. October 19-21 - St. Catherine Hospice of Garden City will host their annual “Comfort Zone” family retreat at Camp Lakeside, Scott City. The weekend is for families and individuals who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For a registration packet, contact Gina Cash, Comfort Zone Camp Director at 620-2722519 or 800-281-4077. For information about the facility, visit www.camplakeside.net. Find St. Catherine Hospice at www.stcatherinehospice.org. October 20 - Stevens County Healthcare

will host their annual free health fair from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Hugoton High/ Middle School Cafeteria. You may pick up forms at the Stevens County Medical Clinic in the lobby, Stevens County Hospital Information Desk or at the front desk of Pioneer Manor. October 21 - Pastor Larry Bradford of the Moscow Baptist Church will speak at Pioneer Manor at 3:00 p.m. Coffee and snacks will be served afterward. October 21 - November 26 - Stauth Memorial Museum will host “Christmas Traditions of Southwest Kansas 2012.” The exhibit is a fun way to enjoy Christmas, get decorating ideas and share in the joy and wonder that is the season. Stauth Memorial Museum is located at 111 N. Aztec in Montezuma. They are closed Mondays. Please call 620-846-2527 for more information. October 27 - Grand Opening reception for the Smithsonian traveling exhibit “The Way We Worked” from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Stevens County Library. October 27- December 9 - Stevens County Library will host “The Way We Worked,” a Smithsonian Institute traveling exhibition.


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Dominic Esarey Memorial Skate Tourney a success A large crowd from Hugoton and surrounding areas met at the Hugoton Skatepark located at Third and Monroe Street to participate in the Dominic Esarey

Memorial Skate Tournament. All ages participated in the skateboard competition from below age 12 and up. Over $1,400 in donations was collected for scholarships and

more donations are still coming in. Bentley Esarey, two year old son of Matt and Alisha Esarey kicked off the competition in memory of his big brother, Dominic. In the drawing, a skateboard autographed by Shaun White was presented to Jeff Burgess. The picture autographed by Tony Hawk was awarded to Jacob Lamberson. Two tickets for the con-

cert featuring Brantly Gilbert with Meet and Greet Passes were won by Buffie Schooley. Prizes for the top three winners of each level were awarded. The Best Ollie, the Young Child Competition (six and under not in competition), Best Trick and Skateboard Trivia were levels that were judged. The weather stayed beautiful and the skateboard competition was enjoyed by all.

This young skateboarder shows off his skills at the tourney.

Kansas VFW offers scholarships

A contestant shows his skill at the Dominic Esarey Memorial Skate Tournament Saturday afternoon. Young people from surrounding towns and Hugoton came to enjoy the festivities in Hugoton and appreciate the skills of the participants.

Annually, the Kansas Veterans of Foreign Wars and it's Ladies Auxiliary, through its Endowment Association, offers college and vocational school scholarships to the children and grandchildren of its membership. Applicants must have a parent or grandparent who are actively affiliated with a VFW Post or Ladies Auxiliary in the State of Kansas. Active means either a life member or a member whose dues are paid for the current membership year or were so at the time of his/her death. Applications are submitted through the VFW Post or

Ladies Auxiliary that can verify the membership affiliation of the parent or grandparent. Applications are made available through local VFW Posts or Ladies Auxiliaries and on the website www.ksvfw.org (programs link). Applicants should ensure that they have the current application form. Completed application forms are returned to the VFW Post or Ladies Auxiliary for review and to verify eligibility for submission to the VFW Endowment Association for consideration. The deadline for submission of applications is February 1, 2013. In 2012, the VFW Endowment Association awarded $21,7500 for scholarships. These scholarships ranged from $500 to $2500 for dura-

Jeff Sarchet re c e i v e s U I d e g re e

On a “whistlestop” in Hugoton last week, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran takes time to meet with Paul Kitzke and Wayne Tate in their office. Senator Moran was very excited about the

numerous projects in Stevens County and says he always looks forward to meeting with the people he serves. Photo courtesy of Alyssa Cerecero.

tions of one-to-four years. If more information is needed, contact your local VFW Post or it's Ladies Auxiliary or VFW State Headquarters at: VFW State Headquarters, P.O. Box 1008, Topeka, KS 666011008, phone 785-272-6463.

cussed. Seed companies are trying to develop drought resistant seed. He then showed the board members what they intended to give out at the Dairy booth at the dairy convention in California in February. Anyone who attends this convention will stay at Fresno, which is less expensive, and drive over to the convention. Garden City will feature dairies in their Farm Show which will be in January. A booth will be set up there also. Any board members who would like to help with these booths are welcome. Jan Leonard reported that getting the $250,000 grant for Safe Routes to School was a community effort. Many letters were written and people turned out for the meeting at the city council room to meet the Safe Routes To School grant committee. The proposed sidewalks will be five-six feet wide. The results of the Hike/Bike Trail from Wild Life and Parks grant will be announced October 1, 2012. This proposed trail will be ten feet wide to accommodate the bicycles. The director informed the board members a tour of Abengoa has been set up for Thursday evening. Neal reported a Community Reinvention Program/Operation Bootcamp will be October 9-11 in Long-

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We will be closed starting Sept. 1 and will re-open Oct. 30. We hope to see you when we re-open.

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EcoDevo completes agenda at special meeting THANKS The Stevens County Economic Development Board met for a special meeting Tuesday, September 18, 2012 in the craft room at the Stevens County Senior Center. The special meeting was called to complete the agenda of the previous meeting. Attending the meeting were board members Jack Rowden, Jan Leonard, Doug Martin and Gary Gold. Also present were EcoDevo Director Neal Gillespie, Stevens County Commissioner Gary Baker, commissioner candidates Pat Hall and Janice Porter and Hugoton Hermes Reporter Ruthie Winget. Absent were secretary Kristin Farnum and board members Bryne Sullins, Jody Wacker and Mark Crawford. Chairman Jack Rowden opened the meeting by reviewing the previous meeting for board members who were not there. Director Gillespie informed the board members Great Plains Development Industry from Dodge City can assist new businesses to get small business loans. They are planning to be able to speed up their services. Neal then reported on the recent Ogallala meeting that Keith Rome, Kirk Heger, Tron Stegman and Neal attended. Governor Brownbeck talked about conserving water. The five-year flex plan was dis-

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Look who’s new Look who’s new Tyra Bryanna Carolyn joins Swinney Family Bricken William Lewis makes his debut Scott and Anna Swinney of Pratt wish to announce the birth of their daughter Tyra Bryanna Carolyn Swinney. She was born at Pratt Regional Medical Center September 12, 2012 at 10:00 p.m. She weighed seven pounds 15 ounces and was 20 inches long. Siblings include Shelby 16, Scott R. 15 and Andrew five. Grandparents include Wendell and Carol Swinney of Hugoton, Neal Fuqua of Spearman, Tx., and Randy and Dana Baker of Conway Springs.

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September 30 Rev. Richard Martin Church of God October 7 Minister Matt Russell Church of Christ

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October 14 Pastor Sandy Ferguson Rolla UMC October 21 Pastor Larry Bradford Moscow Baptist ST. HELEN CATHOLIC CHURCH 1011 South Jefferson Street 544-2551 Saturday - 1:00 p.m. - Spanish Mass Sunday - 11:00 a.m. English Mass

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FAITH LUTHERAN 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. Celebrate Recovery Every Monday at 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.

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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!

600 S. Van Buren - 544-2715 Pastor Randy Nash UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School - 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 828 S. Main Hugoton 544-8715 Fellowship - 10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Harry Cross, Pastor Worship Hour - 10:30 - 12:00 Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Jr. High Youth Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m. HugotonUMC.com 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 800 S. Van Buren - 544-2763 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship - 10:30 a.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 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Sunday Church - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Pre-Service Prayer - half hour before service

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.

LONE STAR FRIENDS CHURCH 14 Miles East of Hugoton on Highway 51 ROLLA Bob Sanders, Pastor Church 624-3784 Home 624-3104 EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. 202 Monroe St. - Rolla, Ks. 67954 Contemporary Worship Celebration - 10:45 a.m. Henry McGuire, Pastor 593-4693 Jr. High & Sr. High Youth Group - Sunday 6:30 p.m. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Fellowship - 6:00 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Evening Adult Study - 6:30 p.m. Sunday Evening Service - 6:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting Wednesday - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening, AWANA’s - 6:45 p.m. Christian Life Club (age 2 - 18) - 6:30 p.m.

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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.

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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

Great grandparents include Doug and Vaudine Titus of Hugoton, Madalyn Fuqua of Spearman, Tx., Opal Baker of El Dorado and Frank and Bessie Krob of Belleville.

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

Bricken William Lewis Great grandparents are Benny and Jane Nix of Liberal, Bill and Donna Lewis and Talbert and Judy Erickson of Sydney, Tx., and Richard Hendrickson of Sharon. Great Great grandmother is Elaine Portra of Fairview, Mt.

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Zach and Kelsey Lewis of Wichita are pleased to announce the arrival of their third child, a son born September 1, at 1:20 a.m. at Wesley Birth Care Center. Bricken William Lewis weighed eight pounds, five ounces and was 20 inches long. He is welcomed home by big sister Emberlin, five and big brother Colsen, age three. Proud grandparents are Greg and Tami Bond of Hugoton, Richard and Janet Lewis of Midland, Tx., and Connie Erickson of Sydney, Mt.

gency operations preparedness public health work plans. Richard had a projector prepared so the work plans could be looked at and reviewed on screen. The reason for the meeting in Hugoton was to meet the requirement that regional public health preparedness meetings must be conducted. The next on the agenda was the Kansas Planning Standards ESF 8 (emergency support function) part of the meeting. There are 15 ESFs, in the meeting Thursday, just the eighth one was being worked on. Richard said he had four county Emergency Managers who will be responsible to work on their individual county updates. The plans need to be updated every

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five years. In 2006 is when most plans were last updated. There are some new Kansas standards that need to be updated now. The questions for the whole community are: Can you be responsible for an action in case of a disaster or hazardous catastrophe, are you prepared and how do you get prepared. More details can be seen at www.kdheks.gov. The template is ready for counties to look at and update if need be. There are so many entities that need to be included in these plans, like pharmacies, funeral homes, road and bridge departments, EMS, Fire, sheriff, police, ministerial, Red Cross, Spanish speaking help, etc. State entities that helped work on these plans are KDOT, KDHE, Department of Ag, Highway Patrol and SRS. The ESF 8 is the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) part of the plan and that is who were mainly at the meeting. Richard advised that updates should be done by next year June 9, ESF 8 is required by December of this year. This actually depends on when each county did their last update. What needs to be done is: schedule a meeting with needed departments - print out a template - look for changes needed - decide what needs to be done by who, when and where set up another meeting - then set up the new super system plan. All plans have to be listed out of who is going to be responsible for what, how they plan to do it, when they will do it - etc. it case of a disaster. St Catherines Hospital in Garden City is the Regional Hospital for Emergency Preparedness and was represented by SHERT Representative Karen Luckett. She spoke of community capabilities assessment for hospitals. There is a questionnaire to be filled out. She stressed that everyone must be up to level, ready to work together and to get their information to the Federal Department. She advised that she is available to help when needed and told when their meetings are at Garden City if anyone needs help with doing so. Emergency Management Regional SW Regional rep, Cathy Hernandez, who is on the command staff, addressed the group. She talked of training and exercise planning workshops (TEPW). Many entities including zoos, airports, schools, etc. are required to do emergency exercises, try to join all these together and have

the exercises at the same time. A schedule is to be set up for the next three years and sent in. Chris Bell and Rebecca Upshaw spoke about community health assessment. Rebecca is a community prevention consultant with the SW Kansas Regional Prevention Center located in the student center in Garden City Community College. They help communities to become better places to live and focus on alcohol and drug prevention. They talked about how to use this in conjunction with the health departments. A survey is available to schools to offer their students, anonymously, to see what the level of drug and alcohol use is in the county. This information can be used to acquire grants sometimes for a county and can be used in many other helpful ways. This data is available at www.ctcdata.org on a state and county level. The survey is available online. Following their presentation Paula Rowden from the Stevens County Community Health Department offered her information as the attendees enjoyed the delicious meal provided by Richard Everett and catered by Janice Morgan. Paula told of community health assessments. There are needs and a lack of knowledge of what all the different entities in a community are capable of. There is a need to meet together and check these out. Paula had a questionnaire fashioned to check out these questions. Stevens County now has a 15-member board that looks at what can be done in the community. It is made up of a broad choice of community members like a member of the hospital board, hospital administrator, physician, health department rep, rep person for the aged population, school board, Moscow reps, adults middle age and young, and possibly economically challenged people. They work at seeing how health, EMS, so forth can work together so the county can get accreditation from the Federal Government and, in general, just work to make a better community. Much discussion followed of how to work together and the benefits of doing so. Grant funding can be one of these and can be a great help. Appreciation was expressed to Richard Everett for gathering everyone together. Richard expressed his appreciation for the great turn out.


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Recycling Continued from Page 1 properly. Mr. Hawley also agreed to transport plastic recyclables to another facility in the area himself. Softer plastics with the numbers 1 and 2 inside the recycling symbol will be accepted. To turn in your recyclable plastics, just take them to the HHS office for Mr. Hawley. Items will be taken for recycling every Friday. The group is researching other schools that might be doing similar projects, but at this point, these students are the trailblazers. Junior Sarah Martin remarked, "It starts with one person. If we start, maybe other communities will too." Just one person -

Bailey Haynes - suggested recycling bins be installed at the Dominic Esarey memorial skate competition this past weekend and people responded quite favorably, according to Mr. Hawley. Encourage them and do your part for the earth by setting up a couple extra containers in your household this week for paper and plastic recyclables. Any routine, if followed for 21 days, becomes a habit. Try this one out and see how easy it is to do your part! As stated by the Lorax, "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

Cox - Kee Leslie Jo Cox and Cole Derrick Kee were united in marriage May 19, 2012. The wedding took place at Fred W. Symmes Chapel, also known as "Pretty Place" because of it's amazing view. The chapel is nestled in the beautiful mountains of Hendersonville, N.C. Melissa Cox-Randles, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Steve Kee, father of the groom, was best man. Leslie is a 2002 graduate of Hugoton High School and a graduate of Wichita State University. She is the daughter of Lester Cox and Julie Sutton, both of Hugoton. Cole is a 2002 graduate of Whitehouse High School and Harding University. He is the son of Steve and Christy Kee of Whitehouse, Tx. After a honeymoon trip to South Africa, they are now at home in Houston, Tx.

The blue bins located in the empty lot beside the China restaurant at 706 S. Main accept office paper and newspaper to be recycled. Try recycling for 21 days in your own household and see just how easy it is. Plastics, numbered 1 and 2, can be taken to the high school office where Mr. Hawley will take care of them.

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History From The Hermes Compiled by Ruthie Winget Thursday, October 4, 2007 Kansas State Senator Stephen Morris of Hugoton received the Charles Dick Medal of Merit from the Naitonal Guard Association of the United States during its 2007 annual conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The national program honors individuals for taking actions that have a lasting effect on the future of the National Guard. Thursday, October 3, 2002 Akela Miller, daughter of Terry and Kim Miller, qualified for the State Fair by receiving the champion ribbon for the showmanship of her Netherland Dwarf Rabbits at the Stevens County Fair. At the Kansas State Fair, Akela received Champion for judging in her age division and her rabbit won a purple ribbon also. Thursday, September 24, 1992 An unsuspecting Carol Swinney was surprised Friday with a $25,000 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. Carol received a standing ovation from the Hugoton High School students and faculty when she was announced the winner. Thursday, September 30, 1982 Joyce Cox has been selected as Employee of the Month by Pioneer Manor Residents Council. Joyce is married to Virgil Cox and they have three children, sons Travis and Jeff and

daughter Valerie.

Thursday, September 28, 1972 Jim French and Linda Harris will entertain Hugoton residents Thursday at the Rusada Theatre. Special guests who are also performing are Kenny Hamilton and Chris Holcomb.

Thursday, October 4, 1962 Floyd Crawford was pinned in the pickup he was driving just west of the Stevens-Seward County line Wednesday evening. A torch was used to cut apart

the vehicle body so he could be removed. He lay in the cab with the pickup upside down for more than thirty minutes before they could get him out.

Thursday, October 2, 1952 Preliminary survey of the ten acre location for the Harris Drive-in Theatre was made early this week, announced Merl Harris. The drive-in is planned to be ready for operation for next spring. Friday, October 2, 1942

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TUNING UP FOR SUNDAY’S RACES—Local stock car race drivers are shown as they make adjustments after a trial run at the new track of the Hugoton stock car racing club just southwest of Hugoton. Working on car number 24 are Bill Hendershot and Joe Norcross. The car is owned by Hendershot. At the wheel of his

car, converted from a Model A Ford, is Damon Hubbard. Drivers from several surrounding towns where stock car racing is already established are expected for the club’s first racing program Sunday afternoon. From the September 18, 1952, issue of The Hugoton Hermes.

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The Hugoton varsity football team traveled to Colby Friday night for a showdown of the Eagles versus the Eagles. Of course the Eagles won, as one would predict. But it didn't quite have the outcome the Hugoton Eagles had hoped for. The hosting team took the win of 0-21 over Hugoton. Colby scored a touchdown in the opening quarter to lead 0-7. This score held through halftime. Colby scored a touchdown in the third quarter and added the two-point conversion. This set the score at 0-15. The final touchdown came in the fourth quarter with a failed extra point attempt. "We lost a tough one," commented coach Clint Merritt. "We were never able to get in the end zone even

though we had a few opportunities. We drove inside the 20 several times, but we were not able to capitalize. Defensively, we gave up a couple of big plays that lead to touchdowns." Hugoton had 182 yards in rushing and 46 yards in the passing game. Yates Sutton carried the ball for 50 yards, Ross Davis 69, Garett Walker 40, Cordell Barnes 18 and Michael Baeza five. Sutton connected four passes on the night. He hit Baeza for 31 yards, Zane Littell for six, Reid Davis for eight and Ross Davis for one. On defense, Sutton had an interception. Mitchell Persinger recovered a fumble. Bradley Campbell led the team in tackles with 24 total. Reid Davis sacked the quarterback for a five yard loss.

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Cordell Barnes tackles a Colby player during Friday's varsity football game on the road. Photo courtesy of Greg O’Loughlin.

Eagles defeat Guymon The Eagle line had a solid night of play last week in the junior varsity football game, helping the Hugoton High team to a victory over Guymon 38-14. "The offensive line did an outstanding job," credited coach Lance Cornelsen. "The defense was very solid."

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Taylor Fiss hits the ball for the Eagles during the hosted volleyball dual against Guymon.

Parker Titus had a 30yard pass to Kellen Watkins at the end of the first half for a highlight play. Titus had a second half 52-yard breakaway run as well. "The rest of the time the offense just ground the ball out," reported coach Cornelsen.

Football cheerleaders inspire the audience to a fever pitch during the football game Friday night in Colby. Photo courtesy of Greg O’Loughlin.

Volleyball teams compete on the road and at home Kohl Kale #453 and Takoda Eckert #462 show their running skills at the JV boys cross country meet at Stanton County. Takoda places third and Kohl fifth at the meet. Photo courtesy of Dave Eckert.

Sports Schedule Thursday, September 27 High School Girls Golf JV at Syracuse; 3:00 p.m. Middle School Football at Horace Good; 4:00 p.m. High School Volleyball at Holcomb Tri V/JV/C; 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 28 High School Football vs Scott City at Home; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 29 High School Volleyball Tourney at Southwestern Heights V/JV; 9:00 a.m. Cross Country at Syracuse; 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 1 High School Girls Golf

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Volleyball athletes had a busy week this past week. All three levels participated in competition on the road and at home. The week started with a Cteam road event hosted by Lakin High School. The Eagles battled Lakin and Elkhart at the triangular. Despite great effort, the Eagles fell in both matches. Catie LeNeve led the stats in hitting as well as in blocks at the net. Sarah Johnson led the team in passing. She is the libero for the team. Tuesday, the junior varsity and varsity squads travelled to Elkhart for a quadrangular meet. The JV Eagles made their presence known with a two-game win against Syracuse to open the night of play. They doubled the win column with a similar twogame win over Sublette. The final match was a battle with the host, and it went to three games where Hugoton ultimately lost. Sofia Jimenez led the team in setting assists along with Megan Cornelsen. Estefani Armendariz and Carly Martin provided the team with strong passing. An aggressive night at the net led to many kills and stuff blocks. Taylor Haar and Riley Sosa were highlighted for their part of that great net play. The 2-1 night boosted Hugoton's JV record to 16-4. The varsity competition started with mirrored results, downing Syracuse and Sublette in quick work. Defensive efforts were led by BayLee Hoskinson and Chastity Parsons in the wins. Eklhart was the final opponent for Hugoton's varsity team. The Wildcats took

JV Eagle volleyball players battle Guymon at home. Megan Cornelsen sends the ball to the game one, but Hugoton wasn't about to give up. The Eagles fought back and tied the game count with a win in game two, sending it to a third and decisive game. Back-to-back game wins secured the match victory for Hugoton. "In their final game of the night, they started out with a game deficit to play two strong games back to back and take the win from Elkhart," said coach Katie Szymczak. Karessa Nordyke and Nicole Kinser led the team in the kills column. The trio of wins pushed the varsity record to 13-5. With one day of practice between competition, the varsity and junior varsity Eagles played host to Guymon Thursday for dual matches. The C-team also participated in the head-to-head competi-

Tigers with a quick placement at the net.

tion, taking Guymon in two games. "All players stepped up their intensity level and focused. There were only five total missed serves," said coach Szymczak. Hugoton's JV was defeated in two matches by Guymon. "The ladies couldn't get their rhythm and hold point sets," reported coach Szymczak. In a best out of five games, the varsity Eagles clinched a four-game match win, adding to the season record. The scores were recorded at 25-17, 25-14, 23-25, 2523 for the victory. Josie Mueller provided 16 good serves with three aces. Parsons worked hard at the libero position and dug the ball 49 times. The team combined for 27 blocks. Kinser was responsible for 23 kills while Ana Pena had 18 as-

sists. The trio of Eagle teams will play at Holcomb Thursday. Junior varisty and varsity competition will be hosted by Southwestern Heights Saturday.

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Weaver and Nash win first place in cross country Another championship title has been captured by the Hugoton High School varsity boys cross country team. The Eagles dominated the Stanton County Invitational Saturday to win as a group. The varsity girls of HHS placed eighth with some great runs as well. Patrick Weaver had the fastest time of all the boys, winning the race with a time of 17:01. Teammate Jacob Martin took second overall as he crossed the finish line just after Weaver in a time of 17:12. Hugoton raked in team points with a seventh place finish by Chase Hittle in a time of 17:49, a ninth place finish by Isaac Castro in 17:58, tenth by Luis

Castro in 18:11, and Edgar Villa crossed in 19:06 for twenty-second. Maria Martinez once again led the girls team with her tenth place finish at the meet. She ran a time of 16:53. Aubrey Hamlin placed thirty-third in 18:06. Matt Nash won the junior varsity boys race. He logged a time of 19:19. Hugoton had 12 of the top 17 JV boys at the meet. Girls Team place-8 Maria Martinez 16:53 10 Aubrey Hamlin 18:06 33 Jackie Garcia 18:39 42 Mariana Shuck 18:47 44 Katie Weaver 18:49 45 Sadie Wood 19:11 51 Nancy Camacho 21:14 66 Boys Team place-1 Patrick Weaver 17:01 1

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The number one finisher at the cross country meet in Stanton County is Patrick Weaver. The number two and three finishers follow close be-

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Jahaziel Garcia takes first place The Eagles raced at Ulysses last week in middle school competition. Jahaziel Garcia topped the seventh grade boys race with a first place finish. Teammate Ivan Villa placed fourth. Katy Heger placed second overall in the eighth grade girls race. "It was a cool day to run, which is perfect running conditions," said coach Jill Nech. "There were several of the kids that improved their times from Saturday. The others that didn't improve were very close to what they ran Saturday." Seventh Girls 17 Caitlin Lewis

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Matthew Nash runs in the junior varsity boys cross country. He places first at the Stanton County cross country meet last week. Photo courtesy of Dave Eckert.

conditions. "We even had some guys run better today than they did Saturday in Hugoton. Just a job well done by all," said coach Nick Rodriguez. "Always difficult to do this Hugoton meet to Ulysses meet thing. The weather was not the best with a stiff north wind but the temps were tolerable. Just pleased with our overall effort." Maria Martinez turned in the quickest Eagle time on the varsity girls team. She raced to seventh place overall and crossed the finish line in 17:57. "With the girls varsity and JV teams, I think we continue to show our progress as a group," said Rodriguez. "Maria continues to be a steady force up front for the ladies. Aubrey has seen some improvement with each meet and finally broke into those medals." Aubrey Hamlin placed eighteenth with her run of 18:47. "Overall ladies, another strong effort and just continue to challenge yourself to get better each and every day - the key to success in anything you do! Great effort and running team!" said coach Rodriguez. In the boys races, Victor Romo finished the varsity race in 19:38 for twenty-first

and Alfonso Villa recorded 19:43 for twenty-third. "Victor and Alfonso led the guys to the finish," reported Rodriguez, also noting improved times and great runs throughout the varsity and JV race. "Just keep working each day to improve," coach Rodriguez encouraged. "Great job, guys! Great running!" Varsity Girls Maria Martinez 17:57 7 Aubrey Hamlin 18:47 18 Mariana Shuck 19:24 23 Katie Weaver 19:36 27 Jackie Garcia 19:47 28 Sadie Wood 20:05 32 Nancy Camacho 21:23 38 Varsity Boys Victor Romo 19:38 21 Alfonso Villa 19:43 23 Lawson Fiss 19:59 33 Takoda Eckert 20:04 34 Danny Tapia 20:41 37 Matt Nash 21:15 43 JV Girls Courtney Ralstin 23:51 26 Mandy Mills DNF JV Boys Chance Ghumm 20:23 5 Zack Littell 20:28 7 Reed Rome 20:47 11 Wade Heger 20:58 13 David Kurt 21:17 23 Garrett Hamlin 21:23 25 AJ Scott 21:27 27 Miguel Rubio 22:01 32 Nic Goode 22:40 40 Maverick Mills 24:28 58 Tucker Martin 25:10 63 Matt LeNeve 28:26 74 Vicente Flores 28:42 75

HMS cross country teams still improving Hard work and effort continues to translate into improved times for the Hugoton Middle School cross country runners. They had the chance to compete at Stanton County this past weekend and turned in yet another great showing. "The kids continue to run well," said coach Jill Nech. "They all either improve their times every week or run close to their fastest times. It was

a nice cool morning so it was perfect to run. We only have three more meets to run, so we will continue to work hard." Katy Heger topped the eighth grade girls from Hugoton with her fourth place finish for the team. Marisol Don Juan crossed the finish line in sixteenth place overall. Jahaziel Garcia placed second in the seventh grade boys, followed by teammate Ivan

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Villa in ninth. Miguel Martinez placed thirteenth in the eighth grade boys race. Eighth Girls 4 Katy Heger 16 Marisol Don Juan 37 Hannah Rodriguez 47 Diana Rubio Seventh Boys 2 Jahaziel Garcia 9 Ivan Villa 22 Isaac Sanchez 41 Nathan Leininger 43 Eric Perry 48 Colton Sweeny 55 Jalen Rosales Eighth Boys 13 Miguel Martinez 19 Oscar Rubio

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Girls team places fourth at Buffalo Dunes The Eagles continue to bring in low scores on the greens, securing medal spots and placing as a team. This past Thursday the varsity Eagle girls golf team traveled to Buffalo Dunes just outside of Garden City for the Holcomb Invitational Golf Tournament. Hugoton brought home hardware as three individuals earned medal spots in the top 15 finishes. As a whole, Hugoton placed fourth FA R M

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The Hugoton Middle School football teams played host to Dodge City Middle School last Thursday. Hugoton won in both the eighth grade game and the seventh grade game. Eighth Grade Football HMS defeated Dodge City 40-8 in the eighth grade match. "This was a good test for the Eagles this week," said coach Scott Schechter. "We did get scored on first, and I am glad. It showed our true colors and how we would react. Despite the score Dodge City is the best team we have played this year. Our kids got hit in the mouth right away and really responded the way we wanted them to. They played harder. (I'm) real proud of our defense and how the offense stepped up to the challenge of a bigger school winning 40-8." Hugoton had the first possession and went three-andout. Dodge City broke out with a 40-yard quarterback keeper while hitting hard to make the first score. The visiting team led 0-8, but this would prove to be their only score of the game. HMS responded with a fourplay, 74-yard drive for a Valentino Degollado 55-yard touchdown. The two point con-

version tied the score. "Then the defense really kicked in and allowed very little the rest of the game," said coach Schechter. Eddie Marquez and Degollado scored additional first half touchdowns. Degollado scored twice in the fourth quarter and Marquez once. Marquez had 15 carries for 96 yards, 60 return yards and an interception. Oscar Rubio had one interception, and six carries for 33 yards rushing. Degollado carried the ball 17 times for 148 yards and also snagged an interception. Pedro Ordonez had one interception for the Eagles. Seventh Grade Football The Eagles dominated the scoreboard in the seventh grade game as well, winning 52-14. "Wow, we had 38 points in the first quarter!" reported coach Brent Mahan. "Nathan Leininger had a 'pick six' - an interception returned for a touchdown, to begin the second quarter of play." Dodge City had an uphill climb after that charged offensive showing by the Eagles. "Mitchell Hamlin started the game with a 77-yard kick return for a touchdown, and

added the two point conversion himself," said Mahan. In Dodge City's first possession, they were unable to gain a first down and went to punt. However, the snap went over the punter's head leaving a scramble to ensue. Nick Mahan scored a touchdown on the first Eagle offensive snap. Hamlin ran the ball in on the next drive and Mahan scored two more times in the opening quarter. "Special team honors go to Braden Slemp who was flying around on kickoffs," said coach Mahan. "Our defense played very well. In four games now, our first defense has given up a total of one yard. Dodge City actually had seven yards of total offense against us, which is the most by any team so far." Marcos Baeza was also highlighted for excellent work at middle linebacker. Linemen Damyan Don Juan, Paden Cornelsen, Ismael Urquidi, Brennan Featherstone, Angel Quezada and Isai Cabezas were also given special recognition for their work. "They did an incredible job last night. Most of our scores (happened) untouched," said coach Mahan.

Volleyball teams battle Horace Good and Guymon THE GAS CAPITOL CAR CLUB The Gas Capital Car Club would like to thank all of this year’s participants for being involved in the show August 26. We had 90 cars and bikes entered plus all of our host vehicles. We would also like to thank the venders and fund raisers that helped to make the day a great one with their food and other items. A big thanks to Wayne Wulfemeyer for picking the Wayne’s World car in honor of Wayne DeCamp and Jack Rowden for his Mayor’s Choice. We also need to remember our friends with the city and how they have consistently provided us with a fantastic place to hold this event. This crew really stepped up this year with the city park looking wonderful, moving in extra trash bins, and providing parking barriers. We really appreciate all of their help. The Guardians of the Ribbon pink fire truck from Guymon, Ok. was a big hit, and our car club thanks them for coming. Their truck is designed to help raise awareness and support for all types of cancer relief. Next on the big list of “we couldn’t have done it without you”, is one of the founding members of the GCCC, Ralph Rodgers. He, along with others began this club a little over 21 years ago. Ralph has been an officer for most of those years, and until a few days ago the treasurer. He is leaving Hugoton and moving back to his home town of Gridley, Ks. Thanks again Ralph, and we wish you the best. You can always come back and help with next year’s car show. Now, to just say thanks to all of our sponsors seems inadequate. People sometimes seem to take an individual or business for granted when they ask for sponsorship donations. In this instance., the Gas Capital Car Club, truly does appreciate each of our sponsors and their support. We will be able to make donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children, the Stevens County Ministerial Alliance and Project Hope. It is always fun to be involved with this car show, but because of these sponsors , we get to have a great time and do something for others.

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Hugoton Middle School volleyball teams battled Horace Good and Guymon last week in a triangular meet. The eighth grade team and the seventh grade team from Hugoton both went 1-1 in matches. The seventh grade Eagles defeated Horace Good 21-8, 2115. Jaqueline Armendariz had two aces and 11 good serves. Abdi Tinoco had 12 good serves and an ace. The team was 93% in service. Against Guymon, the team went three games and fell to the Tigers despite a great effort. Service was down, recorded at 76% in this match. Ismerai Guzman, Lacey Brecheisen, Brittany Crocker, Taylor Cox and Sarai Chavez were all

100%. Tinoco had three aces, Montana Beesley had two and Guzman one. "(We) played pretty good against Horace Good and didn't play well against Guymon. We play Guymon again and the girls are already looking forward to that match. The girls played hard and continue to make improvements every week," said coach Harry Ferguson. In the eighth grade matches, Hugoton was topped by Horace Good 8-21, 18-21. The Eagles then bounced back and completed a three-game win over Guymon in scores of 21-17, 1721, 17-15. This brings the Eagle record to 7-7. "We came out a little cold tonight and didn't play up to

our potential against Horace Good. We will see them at least once more this year and I hope to give them a better match," said coach Bobbi Ferguson. "We struggled a little with our high pressure serving and missed several key scoring opportunities. Hopefully the girls will come out strong next week and play like I know they can. Even with some of our struggles tonight we still came out with a big win against Guymon." Amy Scott was 13-for-14 in serves with an ace and three kills on the night. Marisol DonJuan was 16-for-18 in serves. Katy Heger planted five kills, made two digs and four aces.

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typically on refuges and state parks where access is limited to a few opportunities each year. Specifically, there are three categories of hunts: open, youth and mentor. Open hunts are available to all hunters. Youth hunts require parties to include at least one youth 15 or younger who must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Some youth hunts may have more specific age requirements, and adults may not hunt. Mentor hunts are open to both youth and/or inexperienced hunters who are supervised by a licensed adult 18 or older (mentor). A mentor is a licensed hunter 18 years or older who supervises and/or participates in a hunt restricted to youth or novice hunters. Some hunts require the supervising adult to be 21 years or older. Many veteran hunters find new satisfaction in serving as mentors, introducing a relative, friend or neighbor to the wonder of the hunt in a wildlife-rich

setting. Parents or grandparents may take children or grandchildren who have never hunted but show an interest. Mentors and novices do not have to be related. Hunter Education is not required for youth 15 and younger accompanied by an adult 18 or older. However, persons 16 and older who do not have hunter education may purchase a one-time-deferral apprentice hunting license, which exempts them from the hunter education requirement through the calendar year in which it is purchased. All hunters 16 and older need a valid Kansas hunting license. For more detailed information or to apply, go online to ksoutdoors.com. Click "Hunting/Special Hunts." Those who do not have computer access may apply by telep h o n e a t 6 2 0 -6 7 2 -0 7 9 1 .


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PIONEER MANOR COSTUME DOG SHOW—A plethora of pups and people turned out for the annual dog costume show at Pioneer Manor last weekend. Above are the winners, from right to left: first place, Lora Farmer with Pyper dressed as a strawberry; second place, Bobbi Talbert with Sassy dressed as a Texas Longhorn cheerleader; third place, Jan Keith with Rudy dressed as a frog. The judges, Sherri Leonard and Jessie Thompson, had the tough task of picking the best dressed canines. Beside them are the baskets of doggie treats and toys for the winners. It was a fine day for the show and brought many residents out to the courtyard to watch the parade of pooches.

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Abilene October 12-13, 2012. The Kansas VFW has been responsible for maintaining this annual vigil to commemorate President Eisenhower's birthday since 1990, on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Opening ceremonies will begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Members of the Kansas Veterans of Foreign Wars will stand the vigil starting at 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Any Kansas Veterans of Foreign Wars members wishing to participate may do so by contacting their local VFW Post.

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Eagle RV Park celebrates with an open house and ribbon cutting Monday. Present at the occasion are from the left David Snyder, Mayor Jack Rowden, Tristan Stegman, Tony Stegman, Anne Stegman, Sherri Leonard, Jan Leonard, Courtney Leslie, Paul Nordyke, Annie Stegman, Tron Stegman, Robin Sullivan, Joyce Leonard, Taryn Stegman, Dan Corpening, Austin Nordyke, Shannon Nordyke, Neal Gillespie, Erick Nordling, Debbie Nordling and Kristin Farnum.

STEVENS COUNTY Activity Center - 544-2283 Nutrition Center - 544-8041 ~ Barbara Beeks ~ A new Monday morning! A few clouds in the sky. And it sure is beginning to feel and look a lot like fall. The week ahead looks pretty busy. We will be giving flu shots here at the Center Thursday, September 27, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The fall season for “Live on Stage” community concerts begins Saturday, September 29. We will take the bus. This weekend is also the Saturday for the Country Western Barn Dance at Guymon. They have this dance every year. If you would like to go, give us a call. Sunday, September 30, there will be a birthday party for Hazel Allen here at the Center from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Then October is here. We are planning a quilt show Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13. Bring your quilt in to be exhibited Friday. We will also have “Art on Display.” We would love to have your paintings and any other art items. Have a great week. Menu Sept. 27............Salisbury Steak Sept. 28 ..............Chicken Patty Oct. 1..........................Bierrocks Oct. 2 .........................Ham Loaf Oct. 3 .....................Swiss Steak Oct. 4 ...................Bar-B-Q Beef Activities Schedule Thursday, September 27 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Flu Shots.....10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Bridge......................................... Friday, September 28 Exercise....................10:30 a.m.

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William Hyatt Sutton, son of Todd and Anita Sutton of Hugoton, was one of more than 580 students completing degree requirements from Kansas State University this summer. He received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. The graduates hail from 68 Kansas counties, 37 states and 25 countries. Of KState's newest graduates, 35 also earned graduation honors for their outstanding academic work. Degrees earned include more than 335 bachelor's, more than 200 master's, 45 doctorates and five associate degrees. Some students earned multiple degrees. For outstanding academic work, ten students graduated summa cum laude, K-State's top graduation honor. Eleven students graduated magna cum laude and 14 graduated cum laude. Summa cum laude graduates earned a 3.95 or higher cumulative academic average at K-State. Students qualify for magna cum laude with an average of 3.85 to 3.949, and students with averages of 3.75 to 3.849 graduate cum laude. Summer 2012 graduates had the option of participating in KState's spring or fall 2012 commencement ceremonies.

Bingo........................12:30 p.m. Saturday, September 29 Cards .........................6:00 p.m. Live on State ..............7:30 p.m. Barn Dance................8:00 p.m. Sunday, September 30 Birthday party for Hazel Allen ....................2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Monday, October 1

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The Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) program at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Center for Child Health and Development at KU Medical Center collaborated to develop a website to assist Kansas parents and professionals in planning the transition of their young adult into adult life. The Building a Life website is a guide that can help families and professionals assist young adults with disabilities in moving from dependence to independence in their community. The young adult’s support network will gain knowledge of the services available and how to access them, regardless of where they are in the transition process. “Many families have encountered difficulties in learning what support and services are available in their communities and beyond. The information on this site will assist with decisions ranging from where young adults can live, to how they will make a living, manage their own health and more,” said Heather Smith, KDHECYSHCN health planning

consultant. “By working together, families can find that planning these big decisions can be enjoyable and fulfilling.” The goal is to provide a useful tool in starting and working through the process of Building a Life in the community for young adults with disabilities. The website is

available at www.buildingal ife.ku.edu. For information about the Building a Life website, contact Phyllis Young at pyoung@kumc.edu or 913-588-5741. For more information on the CYSHCN program at KDHE, contact Heather Smith at hsmith@kdheks.gov or 785.296-4747.

Sydney Beesley competes at the Kansas State Fair Horse Show in Hutchinson. She and her horse “Out Cattin’ Around” were called back to the finals in Western Pleasure. Sydney stands with her trainer Brad Weller. Photo courtesy of Wright Focus Photography.

State Commander Ray Calore of Merriam announced the start of this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars and it’s Ladies Auxiliary “Patriot’s Pen Program” competition. Middle School students have the opportunity to compete in the sevannual essay enteenth program and win cash prizes. The theme for this years program is, “What Would I Tell America‘s Founding Fathers?”. In 2012, VFW National prizes will be awarded totaling $53,000 with a first place prize of $5,000 to use towards a U.S. savings bond of $10,000. The Patriot’s Pen program is an essay competition that gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy with the prospect of winning U.S. savings bonds. All sixth, seventh and eighth grade students in public, parochial, private or home schools can enter. Foreign exchange students and winners that have placed in the National finals are excluded from the contest. Students write an essay of 300-400 words. They submit the typewritten essay to the local VFW Post Chairman by November 1, 2012. For more information contact your local VFW Post or it's Ladies Auxiliary or VFW State Headquarters at: VFW State Headquarters, P.O. Box 1008, Topeka, KS 66601-1008, (785) 2726463

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Montana Beesley competes at the Kansas State Fair Horse Show in Hutchinson September 14 and 15. Montana and her horse “Parrs Imprint” won Grand Champion in Showmanship,

third in Halter, sixth in Horsemanship and tied for tenth in Trail. She is shown with her family and trainer Brad Weller. Photo courtesy of Wright Focus Photography.

MUSEUM UPDATE from The Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum Gladys Renfro and Beulah Carter Just a few One Liners: Don’t let your worries get the best of you; remember, Moses started out a basket case. Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisors. When you get to your wits end, you’ll find God lives there. People are funny; they want the front of the bus, the middle of the road, and back of the church. We don’t know why some people change churches; what difference does it make which one you stay home from? I owe my Father and Mother 1. MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE. “If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.” 2. MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME RELIGION: “You better pray that will come out of the car-

pet.” 3. MY FATHER TAUGHT ME ABOUT TIME TRAVEL: “If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week.” 4. MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT. “If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.” 5. MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME ABOUT RECEIVING. “You are going to get it when you get home!” 6. MY FATHER TAUGHT ME ABOUT THE CIRCLE OF LIFE. “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.” 7. MY FATHER TAUGHT ME ABOUT CHOICE. “Do you want me to stop this car?” Just a little smile: Last week I was in Alco. When I was walking up the aisle one of the clerks asks me, “Did you find everything you wanted? I said, “There were several things I wanted,

but you didn’t have them in my size.” The clerk said, “We don’t carry small in the small size!” “Thank you” to all who have given to the Gerald (Jerry) Mills Memorial! We invite you to visit us at the Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum at 905 S. Adams. Our hours are 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.Saturday.

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544-2261 USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant Applications Due October 15 $5 Million in Conservation Innovation Grants Available for Development of Novel Agricultural Practices The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Eric B. Banks, reminds private individuals, tribes, local and state governments and nongovernmental organizations that applications for Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) are due October 15, 2012. Apply electronically at www.grants. gov/ or contact the NRCS National CIG office at (703) 235-8065. Banks said that up to $5 million in grants are available to evaluate and demonstrate agricultural practices that help farmers and ranchers adapt to drought. NRCS is taking applications for CIGs to help producers build resiliency into their production systems so they can adapt to climatic extremes, such as the historic drought impacting the nation. NRCS is offering the grants to partnering entities to evaluate innovative, field-based conservation technologies and ap-

proaches. These technologies and/or approaches should lead to improvements such as enhancing the water-holding capacity in soils and installing drought-tolerant grazing systems, which will help farms and ranches become more resilient to drought. “Severe drought conditions across the U.S. have greatly impacted the livelihood of our farmers and ranchers,” said NRCS Chief Dave White. “Conservation Innovation Grants allow us to generate and deploy as soon as possible cutting-edge ideas that help farmers and ranchers run sustainable and profitable operations.” Funds will be awarded through a competitive grants process for projects lasting for one to three years. NRCS is especially interested in projects that demonstrate: • Cropping or grazing systems that increase resiliency to drought through improved soil health • Increases in available soil water-holding capacity by enhancing organic matter with reduced tillage, cover crops, and organic amendments • Improvements in water use efficiency for agricultural production

• Coordination with NRCS Plant Material Centers in using drought-resistant plants and practices • Recommendations for appropriate nutrient management following an extended drought • Analysis on a regional basis of how agricultural production and conservation systems faired during drought conditions • Agricultural approaches that flourished in low-precipitation areas • Traditional/historical production practices that have proven effective in dealing with drought • Alternative feeding systems for confined animal operations that incorporate novel droughttolerant feedstocks • Alternative housing or cooling systems for improved energy efficiency and better climate control in confined animal operations • Technologies that reduce water use in confined animal operations View the complete Announcement of Program Funding at www.grants.gov or http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/tech nical/cig/. NRCS is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Heartland 4-H’ers reminded to turn in record books The September 2012 meeting of the Heartland 4-H Club met at the Stevens County 4-H building September 18. The meeting was called to order by President Aaron Seaman. The flag salute, 4-H Pledge and motto were said. Roll call was answered by “Did you take something to the State Fair?” Secretary Adam Seaman read the minutes from the August meeting. The minutes were approved as read. Brady Heger gave the treasures report and Megan Bryan gave the reporters report. Birthdays for this month were Mandy Mills, Jay McClure and Jaymen Wolters. Leader Michele Heger reminded the members that they needed to turn in their record books to the Extension Office as soon as possible. She reminded the 4-Hers that the 4-H achievement banquet is Monday, October 29 and enrollment fair is

October 10 from 11:00 – 2:00. Heartland is in charge of games. It was also announced that 4-H week is October 7 to the 13 and that members need to hang signs promoting 4-H and the enrollment fair. Michelle also reminded the members that October will be officer elections and everyone needs to think about what office they would like to do. She also congratulated the State Fair exhibitors for the good job they did. There was no unfinished business. Under new business families signed up for committees and refreshments for the 2012 to 2013 4-H year. Recreation was provided by Toby McClure. The members participated in a fun game of statue. The meeting was adjourned. Refreshments were provided Reported by Megan Bryan,

Heartland 4-H Club Reporter.

Jayman Wolters talks about his projects during the Heartland 4-H Club meeting.

Jay Mclure is talking about his projects he is enrolled in during the September meeting.

Emergency grazing on CRP extended to November 30 Adrian J. Polansky, State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Kansas announced that emergency grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage has been authorized to extend to November 30, 2012 from the original September 30 final date. August 29, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that ”[in order] to assist producers, USDA is permitting farmers and ranchers in drought stricken states that have been approved for emergency grazing to extend

grazing on CRP land through November 30, 2012 without incurring an additional CRP rental payment reduction.” “Because of the severe and ongoing drought conditions, emergency grazing in approved Kansas counties is allowed through November 30, 2012” stated Polansky. The emergency grazing extension applies to eligible practices except for continuous practices. Polansky added, “The Kansas FSA State Committee completed the emergency grazing authorizations in

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Soil and Water Conservation Recognition Nomination Kansas Bankers Association The Bankers Awards Program for outstanding conservation accomplishments will be again in Stevens County. This program is sponsored by the Kansas Banker’s Association. The purpose of this award is to stimulate greater interest in conservation of natural resources in Kansas by giving recognition to farmers and ranchers who have made outstanding progress in the establishment of soil and water conservation on their farms. Special points to be considered in selecting soil conservation award winners include: (1) use of land according to its capabilities; (2) completeness of conservation plan; (3) balance of farm enterprise; (4) quality of conservation work completed

and maintenance of practices, and (5) special practices unique of farming operation. Submit Nominations by October 15, 2012. Nominations can be made for anyone owning or operating land in Stevens County. Please contact the Stevens County Conservation District for the nomination forms. Nominations are due by October 1 to the Stevens County Conservation District, 607C East Eleventh Street, Hugoton, Ks 67951, Phone: 620-544-2991 ext 3 or the Extension Agent, 114 East Fifth Street, Hugoton, KS 67951, Phone: 620-544-4350, Fax: 620-544-8577. Award winners will be selected by the Nominating Committee and presented at the Stevens County Conservation District’s annual appreciation banquet in February.

all Kansas counties July 20 as a result of the D2 Severe Drought designations.” As of August 28, 2012, a good portion of Kansas has elevated to D3 and D4 on the U.S. Drought Monitor. Drought monitor conditions can be found at www.droughtmoni tor.unl.edu. Participants shall leave at least 25 percent of each field or contiguous CRP fields ungrazed for wildlife, or graze not more than 75 percent of the stocking rate as set by the Natural Resource Conservation Service. All livestock must be removed by the end of this grazing period. Producers without livestock may rent or lease the grazing privileges. The Secretary of Agriculture announced July 11, 2012, the payment reduction cost for Emergency haying and grazing was reduced from 25 percent of the rental payment per acre to ten percent for the 2012 year. CRP participants shall contact their local FSA county office, if they have not already done so, to request emergency grazing on an individual contract basis prior to grazing. Participants shall work with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to develop a forage management plan. If the CRP cover is destroyed, the practice must be re-established at the participants own expense to remain in compliance with the CRP contract. Participants accept a ten percent reduction in the annual rental payment for the acres actually hayed or grazed in 2012. CRP haying and grazing policies will be posted on-line at www.fsa.usda.gov/ks.

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At the Close Tuesday

Summer Stresses on Pine, Spruce and Fir Our heat and drought this year has been very tough on trees; especially some of the evergreens. Spruce, fir and pine are not well adapted to Kansas conditions, and high stress years like this one can lead to decline and death. However, there are natural conditions that can look like the tree is dying that actually are not harmful. How can you tell the difference? If the needles are browning just on the inside of the tree, but the needles farthest out on the branches remain green, the tree is going through natural needle drop. Natural needle drop does not harm the health of the tree and is a normal process as two- and threeyear-old needles are shed. Drought may increase needle drop but this, in itself, does not harm the tree. But in some cases we are seeing all the needles on a branch turn color. On pines, this may be due to pine wilt, a fatal disease that is found primarily on Scots pine. However, the heat and drought of this summer may have stressed some trees to the point that they may lose branches or die because of accumulated stress. How can you tell if the tree will survive? First check to see if the branch with the browning needles is alive. Scrape off a small area of the "bark" of the branch with a sharp knife. There should be green tissue immediately under the bark. This green cambium layer is quite thin with the underlying woody tissue being white. If there is no green at all, the branch is dead. Also check the ends of branches. Dry, brittle twigs are a sure sign that at least that part of the tree is dead. Dead branches should be removed. Major branch removal may destroy the aesthetics of the tree making tree removal the only viable option. What can you do to reduce stress? Concentrate on good watering. During dry weather (including winter), water the trees to a depth of at least 10 inches, with deeper watering preferred. You can check the depth the water reaches by pushing a long screwdriver, metal rod or wooden dowel into the soil. It will stop when it reaches dry soil. During hot, dry weather, trees may need watered once a week. If we have an open, dry winter, water the trees once per month when the temperatures are above freezing. Preventing Sunscald on Thin-Barked Trees Many young, smooth, thinbarked trees such as honey locusts, fruit trees, ashes, oaks, maples, lindens, and willows are susceptible to sunscald and bark cracks. Sunscald normally develops on the south or southwest side of the tree during late winter. Sunny, warm winter days may heat the bark to relatively high temperatures. Research done in Georgia has shown that the southwest side of the trunk of a peach tree can be 40 degrees warmer than shaded bark. This warming action can cause a loss of cold hardiness of the bark tissue resulting in cells becoming active. These cells then become susceptible to lethal freezing when the temperature drops at night. The damaged bark tissue becomes sunken and discolored in late spring. Damaged bark will eventually crack and slough off. Trees often recover but need TLC — especially watering during dry weather. Applying tree wrap from the ground to the start of the first branches can protect recently planted trees. This should be done in October to November. Ward Upham, Horticultural Rapid Response Unit Coordinator

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MHS Wildcats trounce Jackrabbits

MOSCOW NEWS by Melissa Moore

Germany returns to Moscow The annual German student exchange has once again come to Moscow. The students from Germany arrived in Moscow late Friday afternoon after spending time in Castle Rock, Co., The

Royal Gorge and Garden of the Gods. The students are learning the school fight song from Mrs. Gail Dale. The Kindergarten students performed the fight song.

Thursday, September 27 Junior High Volleyball; 4:00 p.m. Football vs. Rolla at home; 6:00 p.m. Friday, September 28 School starts at 10:15, Late Start for teacher In-Service, Dear

Day, second-fifth Grade. High School Football vs. Ingalls at home; 7:00 p.m Saturday, September 29 Volleyball tournament at home; 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 2 Cross Country at Guymon

Moscow Kindergarten Students perform the school fight song for the visiting German Students. From left to right are Kenia Gonzalez, Kaitlyn Howe, Angel Martinez, Carson

Kennedy, Marie Flores, Eli Penrod, Renna Weatherby, Timmy Johnson, Diego Cruz, Amori Meile and Elizandra Rodriguez.

Junior High Wildcats maintain undefeated record

Cross country team competes at Stanton County Invitational The cross country team, consisting of Brianna Bucher, Brice Valdez, Zachary Pierson, Alex Pier-

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Boise City, Ok., was the site of the Moscow Junior High School football team’s latest victory. The battle of Wildcats saw the black and gold team from Kansas come out on top by the final score of 30 to 22. With the win, the Wildcats run their record to a shiny 4-0. Scoring touchdowns for Moscow were Chris Hernandez and Kage Allen on the offensive side of the ball. Freddy Gonzalez had a piv-

otal interception return for a touchdown on the final play of the first half. Defensively, Jesse Stuckey, Javier Marquez, Bryan Garcia, Jace Cross, Jalen Shaddix, Jaxon Rios, Allen, Hernandez, and Gonzalez all recorded tackles with Hernandez and Shaddix leading the way with nine and eight tackles respectively. The junior Cats will be in action again Thursday, September 27, as the Rolla Pirates come to town.

Lady Cats return home from Deerfield with mixed results

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The Moscow High School football improved their record to 3-1 with a 44-26 victory over the Greeley County Jackrabbits this past Friday night. Scoring touchdowns for the Wildcats were Lane Miller, Brock Brazeal and Alexis Manriquez Defensively, the Cats were led in tackles by Rigo Bustillos and Jorge Araiza who had ten each. Miller picked off four Greeley County passes. The Wildcats return home to open district play this Friday night. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m. at Bill Harvey Field.

Briana Bucher and Kira Granados win the contest sponsored by the Stevens County Library this past summer. Many readers are wearing shirts designed by these two talented ladies!

The Lady Cats high school volleyball team saw action two times in the past week. Tuesday, September 18, they traveled to Deerfield with the following match results. They lost to Rolla by the tightest of margins, 27-25, 24-26, 26-28. They defeated Deerfield 25-15, 21-25, 25-19. The Dighton Hornets won in two sets 24-26, 17-25. For the three matches, the Lady Cats produced a 95% service percentage. Kelsi Mueller was the lone player with a service percentage of 100. Kill leader for the evening was Kendra Haines with 29. Kendra also

scored the most points with 32.5. Maria Cecenas led the team in assists with 125. The Lady Cats returned home for matches against Guymon and Rolla Monday, September 24. Individual statistics were not available at press time, but the match totals included a straight set loss to the tough Tigers, 14-25, 2025. Moscow finished the evening with a win, defeating Rolla 25-15, 22-25, 25-17. Come out and support the varsity volleyball team this Saturday as the eight team Moscow Invitational gets underway at 9:30 a.m..

City Council approves new dog ordinance and resolution to remove dangerous property The regular meeting of the Moscow City Council was called to order by Mayor Billy Bell. Council members Jon Lund, Jim Rawlins, Linda Shaddix, Denise Shoff and Bill Suddeth were present. Others present were Janie Gaskill, Sandy Mitchell, Bryan Muncy, Erick Nordling, Ted Heaton, Gabino Flores and Adrian Salcedo. The minutes for the special meeting that took place August 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. were presented and approved. The minutes for the regular meeting attended August 8, 2012 at 7:05 p.m. were presented and approved. Financial September's accounts payable were presented. Motion was made and approved to pay the bills. Treasurer's Report Janie went over the reports. Resident Concerns There were no resident concerns. Dangerous and Unfit Structure Hearing Erick and Ted explained to Gabino Flores the reasons why the mobile home at 110 Main Street is regarded as a dangerous and unfit structure and one that

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should be removed from town. Gabino agreed. He will have until December 21, 2012 to remove it. Motion was made, seconded and passed unanimously to approve Resolution 2012-08. Sheriffs Report Ted said there wasn't much to report. There had been a window peeper one night. Discussion followed on the dog ordinance changes with Erick updating the sheriff and council on these. Motion was made, seconded and passed unanimously to approve Ordinance 12-05. Attorney's Report Erick reported that he had completed the deed for the property north of City Hall. He also discussed the easement he has been working on for access to the sewer line through Jose Alfredo Gonzalez’s property. There were several questions he had about where the starting point would be for measuring where we want the easement. New Business Sandy reported that Jim, Jon and Linda would be up for reelection in April. Discussion followed on putting “Slow - Children Playing" signs on McLeod Street. All were in agreement. The work schedule has been recorded for a Sunday through Saturday basis. Sandy asked if the council could change that to Monday through Sunday to accommodate changes that were made since the city hired a second fulltime worker. All were in agreement. The city is getting several spirea bushes for the park to replace ones that died. The city also needs some trees for added shade. Sandy will get prices on three larger trees. Old Business Janie announced that the Roy and Myrtle Parsons Trust gave the City a generous donation towards the purchase of Steve Munson's sheds.

Sandy reported that the city is over allotted usage on the #3 well, but that is the well that the city was given the extra usage permit for so it should be alright. However, she felt the City should use #4 when possible. Bryan said the chlorine pump on #4 was broken and that well is unusable until the City gets a new pump. Sandy also reported that water loss is insignificant. The council agreed that the City could have Preferred Tank and Tower come at any time now to clean the water tower, since the major heat is over and watering should slow down. City Superintendent Report Bryan discussed the #4 well sand problem. He will call a drilling company and see if they can diagnose the problem. He reported that there was a leak on the City side and the resident’s side at 105 Liniger Street.

He will need to dig it up to fix the problem. He also requested permission to start replacing old meters and old cans as needed and to hire a Vactron for the work. Approval was given. City Clerk Report Sandy asked if there was any particular color the council wanted the lids for the trash cans painted. Black and gold were suggested, but Sandy thought the black would get too hot. Any color is fine. She also asked if any of the council members were interested in attending the LKM Legislative Update Supper in Liberal in October. There was no interest. Motion to adjourn was made and approved unanimously. The next regular meeting of the City Council will be October 10, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Correction on Bazaar date Dear Editor, Zo Okay, so by now everyone that read last week’s Moscow News knows that November 16 does not fall on a Wednesday. This is in reference to our change in the annual Bazaar date. It will be held on a Wednesday this year, the

corrected d a t e being November 7. (Golly, I don’t know how that happened— at least I had time to write a retraction—it’s the only mistake I have made in my whole life!) Zo Roland

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Kansas Sampler Foundation plans Kansas Guidebook for Explorers The Kansas Sampler Foundation continues their Explorer Research Voyage (ERV) to every incorporated city in Kansas. Staff members Marci Penner and WenDee LaPlant have now been to every city in the counties of McPherson, Linn, Woodson, Pawnee and Geary. The research will result in the

next edition of the Kansas Guidebook for Explorers, due out in 2015. In the meantime, the public can follow the trip and get travel tips on the ERV blog at kansassam pler.org. This article was contributed by the Kansas Sampler Foundation.


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Adelina Flores receives donation for expenses

The Harley Michele Memorial Fund donates money ($300) to the Flores family of Rolla to help with Adelina. Pictured from left to right in back are Tony Walker (Harley’s dad), David

Zuniga (brother) Jerry Keenan, April (mom) and Marc Griffin. In front are Susie Keenan, Tia Witt, Cindy and Adelina Flores.

Robson competes in Garden City Jr High Rodeo

Morgan Robson wins the breakaway Saturday but misses her calf Sunday.

Morgan Robson traveled to Garden City last weekend to compete in the junior high rodeo sponsored by A to Z Cattle. She won the breakaway Saturday, but missed the calf Sunday. Morgan picked up a check in goat roping, taking fifth the first day, and fourth Sunday. She and her partner teamed up to win fifth in ribbon roping. Barrel racing was a bit treacherous for Morgan and her mother. According to the cowgirl’s account, “I lost a stirrup and skinned up my shin.” There was a significant wound on her shin. “My mom was so scared and she screamed.” If Brandi recovers as quickly from her fright, as Morgan does from her wound, both ladies will be ready for the next rodeo. Morgan is the daughter of Dave and Brandi Robson.

The Harley Michele Memorial Fund donated money ($300) to the Flores family of Rolla, so that little Adelina could make to her doctor appointment in Denver, Co. Adelina was born two months ago missing her aortic arch and other health issues. The Memorial Fund was started in memory of the daughter of Tony Walker and April Griffin to help families with children who have medical bills and need help. Every year a family or two is helped as well as money being donated to the Hooker, Ok., EMS to help defray the cost of unpaid bills for ambulance transport and equipment they may need. They also do a poker run every year in September to help raise money. For more information about the fund you can contact Tony Walker at 580651-2611.

Friends travel to see Lindsey married Many friends from Rolla traveled to Oklahoma City to celebrate with Lyndsay Light at her wedding August 11. Mac and Gerry Plummer; Kori and Kris Hall; David, Renee, and Spencer Light; Karen Light; Aubree and Rylee Floyd, Brynnan and Zac Lewis, and Megan, Mike, and Andrew Tucker were among the Rolla friends and family who gathered to support Lyndsay and Dillyn in the next chapter of their lives.

Light - Sprecher Lyndsay Marie Light and Dillyn Wayne Sprecher were married August 11, at River of Life Church in Oklahoma City, Ok. Pastor Richard Goad and Rev. Marcus Light, father of the bride, officiated. Lyndsay wore her sister's gown, but made it her own by wearing a delicate, quarter length sleeved camisole underneath and a veil of organza gathered by a pearl comb. Her shoes were her favorite, aquamarine. Sisters, Meredith and Whitney, were maid and matron of honor, and close friend of the bride Ami Hudson was bridesmaid. These ladies wore dresses of aquamarine with short sleeved, lace camisoles and accessorized by red shoes, lace belts and pearls. They each carried antique purses with lace doilies and flowers, and heirloom jewelry. Lyndsay also had seven attendants, close family and friends, who wore black dresses accented by red shoes and jewelry. They each also carried antique purses from which they dropped flowers in the chosen bridal colors and lace, preceding the bride down the aisle. They were cousins, Kelsey Light and Katie Tucker, Nicki Gensmen and Hannah Dedmon, sisters of the groom, and Tara Light, Ariel Stilwell, and Aubrey Williams. Each of the bridesmaids and attendants wore vintage wrist corsages fashioned by Meredith. The groom and his groomsmen, best man, Nate Peck, Jerry Gonzales, and Garrett Magby, wore black tuxedos, with "OU" red ties and boutineers in the aquamarine. Jared Gensmen, brother of the groom, Steffan Light, brother of the bride, each escorted their respective moms, while other ushers, Justin Prough, Zachary Bryant, and Taylor Drake, escorted the grandmothers and then joined the rest of the wedding party on stage. The ushers escorted the attendants out during the recessional, Jared, his sisters, and Steffan his cousins. Music was provided by violin and vocals, Lyndsay singing and playing a song she had written for Dillyn, and Nolan Light uncle of the bride, offering "the Lord's Prayer" as the new couple participated in Holy Communion with their pastor. Lyndsay is the daughter of Rev. Marcus and Beverly Light, granddaughter of James and Mary Frances Light of Rolla, and

ment of Transportation, which then transfers an allocation to KDWPT for the trails program. The federal transportation bill – Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, or MAP-21 – had specified $1.3 million for the trails program, but a decision was made to increase the allocation in accordance with new flexibility provisions in MAP-21. “KDOT and KDWPT worked to come up with a way to prioritize the amount of money that should be applied to recreational trails and determined that $2 million is the appropriate level,” said Transportation Secretary Mike King.

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ROLLA NEWS By Mary Courtney

September 27, 2012 Junior High Volleyball/Football at Moscow; 4:30 p.m. September 28, 2012 High School Football at Fowler; 7:00 p.m. ARGH!

September 29, 2012 High School Volleyball at Moscow; 9:00 a.m. Junior High/High School Cross Country at Syracuse; 10:00 a.m. Junior High Volleyball at Liberal West; TBA

Ride the pep bus to Fowler Come out and support your Rolla Pirates! The Rolla Corner Stop is sponsoring tailgate party and a pep bus to the Rolla Pirates vs. Fowler Goldbugs game this Friday, September 24. The bus will load in front of the old high

school and depart at 4:30 p.m. Space is limited. For those riding the pep bus the Rolla Corner Stop is providing hot dogs, chips and pop for the tailgate party. Please call the District Office to reserve your seat 593-4344.

CORRECT TIME and

TEMPERATURE Call 844 Buying Life Insurance is unlike any other purchase.

Karen Yoder

When you pay premiums, you are buying future financial security for your family. • Why do I need life insurance? • How much do I need? • What is term insurance? • What is permanent insurance?

For All The ANSWERS Call Karen at 544-4314! Insurance Agency Karen Yoder, Agency Manager 600 S. Main • 316-544-4314 • Hugoton, Ks.

INSULATE & SAVE Lynwood & Ruth Creel of Roanoke, Va. Dillyn is the son of Mattie and Mike Dedmon of Edmond, Ok., and David and Kelly Sprecher of Kingfisher, Ok. The couple reside in Oklahoma City where Lyndsay, who graduated in the spring, works for Mid America University and Dillyn is a senior at Southwestern Christian University where he is an English major. The couple took a brief honeymoon trip to the Dallas area where they visited "Mid-Evil Times." Lyndsay graduated from Southwestern Christian University in the spring and is employed by Mid America University.

Reception for Lyndsay is Saturday There will be a wedding reception and bridal shower for Lyndsay Light Sprecher who was married August 11 to Dillyn Sprecher. It will be Saturday, October 13, at the Rolla United Methodist Church fellowship hall from 2:00-4:00 p.m. She is registered at WalMart and Target. Lyndsay wants to introduce

her new husband, Dillyn, to all of her friends and family. Since they are coming to the homecoming festivities, they are anxious to see many people from the area. They are wellknown to many of the young people in the community as they have been a part of the One Voice ministry that has come to Rolla several times.

Kansas recreation trails program will receive two million dollars Kansas’ recreational trails program will receive $2 million under the federal transportation bill passed by Congress this summer. “One of our highest priorities is to enhance ecotourism in Kansas, which includes developing a good trail system," said Robin Jennison, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), which manages the trails program. “This level of funding will allow us to make great strides in the number and quality of trails across our state.” Federal transportation dollars go to the Kansas Depart-

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“This will help move ecotourism forward in Kansas.” Kansas has more than 650 trails totaling more than 2,100 miles in length. KDWPT directly manages trails located on state park, wildlife area or state fishing lake properties. The others are managed by local governments or non-governmental organizations. To locate trails, visit http://maps.kansasgis.org/recf inder/public/index.cfm. Earlier this month, Kansas exercised a provision in the federal transportation bill to “opt out” of the recreational trails program. Exercising that provision simply gave the state max-

imum flexibility to prioritize the funding. It didn’t eliminate state support for the recreational trails program, which has received about $1.3 million annually in recent years. To have that flexibility option, the state had to “opt out” by September 1. Kansas will receive $366 million in federal transportation funding for the 2012 federal fiscal year, which is down from the $399 million it received in 2011. This article was contributed by the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.


The Hugoton Hermes

Thursday, September 27, 2012

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HERMES CLASSIFIEDS

PUBLIC NOTICE

(First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, September 27, 2012.) 1t BEFORE THE STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF KANSAS BEFORE COMMISSIONERS: MARK SIEVERS, CHAIR THOMAS E. WRIGHT, COMMISSIONER SHARI FEIST ALBRECHT, COMMISSIONER

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORPORATION FOR A WELL LOCATION EXCEPTION AND THE ASSIGNMENT OF AN ALLOWABLE TO ITS KRAMER 1-1 WELL AS AN INCREASED DENSITY WELL, LOCATED IN THE SW/4 OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 38 WEST, STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS DKT. NO. 13-CONS-089-CWLE LICENSE NO. 4549 CONSERVATION DIVISION NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO: ALL OIL AND GAS PRODUCERS, UNLEASED MINERAL INTEREST OWNERS, LANDOWNERS, AND ALL PERSONS WHOSOEVER CONCERNED: You, and each of you, are hereby notified that Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (“Anadarko”) has filed an Application for an order granting a well location exception for its Kramer 1-1 well, permitting Anadarko to drill and complete said well as an increased density well in the Hugoton and Panoma Council Grove Gas Fields pursuant to the Integrated Basic Proration Order (“BPO”), allowing Anadarko to produce said well at full capacity pursuant to paragraph J

of said BPO, and granting such other relief as may be appropriate. The Kramer 1-1 well will be located approximately 1,100 feet North from the South Line (FSL) and 1,950 feet East from the West Line (FWL) of Section 1, Township 34 South, Range 38 West, Stevens County, Kansas. The Kramer 1-1 well will be located approximately 1,100 feet from the South line (FSL) of the unit boundary line of the gas unit attributed to said well. Any persons who object or protest to such Application shall be required to file their objections or complaints with the State Corporation Commission of the State of Kansas within fifteen (15) days from the date of this publication. If a protest is not timely filed with the Commission, the Application will be determined administratively by the Commission and may thereby be granted without hearing or further notice to any interested party. The protest shall state the reasons why granting the Application, including the well location exception sought therein and the Commission’s allowing the Kramer 1-1 well to produce at full capacity as an increased density well, will violate correlative rights or cause waste. Protests shall be mailed to the Kansas Corporation Commission, Conservation Division, 130 South Market, Suite 2078, Wichita, KS 67202, with a copy to the attorneys for the applicant listed below. All parties in any way interested or concerned shall take notice of the foregoing and govern themselves accordingly. DEPEW GILLEN RATHBUN & McINTEER, LC 8301 East 21st St. North, Suite 450 Wichita, KS 67206-2936 Office (316) 262-4000 Fax (316) 265-3819 Attorneys for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

PUBLIC NOTICE

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In the Matter of the Ruby Rickman Living Trust dated December 27, 2001, as amended NOTICE TO CREDITORS PURSUANT TO K.S.A. 58a-818 TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are notified that Ruby Rickman, a resident of 121 S. Adams, Hugoton, KS 67951 died on July 23, 2012. The decedent was the Settlor of the Ruby Rickman Living Trust, dated December 27, 2001, as amended. G. W. Rickman of 5726 72nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79424, serves as Successor Trustee. The Successor Trustee has the power to pay the outstanding debts of the decedent from the trust property upon receipt of proper proof of the debts. In accordance with K.S.A. 58a-818, creditors of the decedent must present claims for such debts to the trustee in writing within the later of four (4) months from the

date of the first publication of notice, or thirty (30) days after receipt of actual notice if the identity of the crediis known or reasonably tor ascertainable by the Successor Trustee. If a creditor fails to present such claims to the Successor Trustee within such prescribed time period, the creditor will be forever barred as against the Successor Trustee and the trust property. Ruby Rickman Living Trust dated December 27, 2001, as amended /s/ G. W. Rickman G. W. Rickman, Trustee 5726 72nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79424 WHITE & JOHNSON, L.L.C. ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW TELEPHONE (620) 697-2163 701 VILYMACA P.O. BOX 450 ELKHART, KS 67950

Deadline for all classified advertising is MONDAY at 5:00 p.m. All Garage, Yard and/or Moving Sale Ads MUST Be Pre-Paid. 1) Classified ad rate is $.20 per word per insertion. The weekly minimum is $3.35. 2) Classified display advertising rate is $5.00 per column inch. 3) All cards of thanks are charged at the display rate. 4) All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, children, or national origin or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination." This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.

HELP WANTED HELP WANTED: The Legacy @ Parkview is looking for Full time CNAs and RNs all shifts. Applicants must have current Kansas CNA certification in good standing. These positions call for someone who is energetic and organized and is passionate about providing only the highest quality of service to the elders in our community. Positive attitude a must! Apply at legacypv.com or 510 E. San Jacinto, Ulysses, KS. EOE (4c38) --------------NEEDED IMMEDIATELY: A helper who can drive me to doctor’s appointments and other places I might have business to take care of. Must know how to use manual blood pressure machine, since that is what I must use. They will have minor household duties and cook a few meals. No smoking, since I am allergic to cigarette smoke, as well as various other things such as Comet and Clorox, perfumes and soaps. For more information about the job, contact Edna at 544-2129, Hugoton, with references if available. (2c38) ---------------

Good Pay, Great Benefits Bartlett Grain LP has year-round opportunities. We are looking for a hard working Yard Laborer. You will be involved in both fertilizer and grain operations. Ideal candidate has ag background and CDL. HAZMAT preferred. Bartlett offers competitive wages along with GREAT BENEFITS: Health and life ins. premiums paid 100% for employee, dental, vision, 401k w/company match, profit sharing, paid vacation & more. Apply in person or send resume

Bartlett Grain Company, L.P. Highway 56 Moscow, KS 67952 Fax 816-753-1775 jobs@bartlett-grain.com EOE/AA/D/V/ Drug Screen/ Background Checks

HELP WANTED: Part-Time Retail Merchandiser needed to service Hallmark products at an Alco store in Hugoton, KS. To apply, please visit: www.hall mark.candidatecare.com. (3p38) --------------HELP WANTED: Nursing Help Wanted. Now taking applications for CMA and CNA at Park View Assisted Living. Part time positions available now with full time available soon. We offer excellent benefits and competitive wages. Please apply in person or apply online www.legacypv.com. The Legacy @ Park View, HR Dept., 510 E. San Jacinto Ave., Ulysses, Ks. 67880. EOE. (4c38)

Pizza Hut is Now Hiring Full Time and Part Time Positions Available Opportunities also available in Management Shift Leaders Wait Staff We offer Flexible Hours Competitive Wages Paid Vacations Health Insurance 40% Discount for team members Pizza Hut Apply online at jobs.pizzahut.com or in Person at:

USD 210 EMPLOYMENTOPPORTUNITIES

Part-Time Bus Drivers Needed If you do not have a CDL, we will help you acquire one. Call 544-5795 or email lorenzo@usd210.org. USD 210 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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PEN RIDERS WANTED Full time, part time or day work. Please contact Tom at 620-356-2010 at Centerfire Feedyard for more information.

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MOSCOW RECREATION COMMISSION

is currently looking to fill an open seat on the Recreation Board. If you are interested in this position, please send a letter of interest to: PO Box 68, Moscow, Ks. 67952 WANTED: HVAC TECHNICIAN Must have experience Wages negotiable Must have valid Driver’s License Call 544-4349 or come by Lin Goode & Co. PO Box C 519 S. Jackson Hugoton, Ks 67951(1c39)

Treco, Inc. is taking applications for a full time AR position in Hugoton. Resume can be mailed to Treco, Inc. Attn: Office Manager 2871 W Oklahoma Ave Ulysses, KS 67880

IMPERIAL SECURITY 8 Officers Needed Officers $9-$11 per hour Lead Officers $11-$13 per hour

Call 866-840-2066

600 E. 11th EOE

Ask for Carl

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NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS: WAREHOUSE/DELIVERY POSITION

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Sunrise Oilfield Supply, the largest oilfield supply company in Kansas, is now taking applications for a warehouse/delivery position at its Hugoton, Kansas store to perform the following duties:

HELP WANTED

Pearcy Irrigation is needing a center pivot service man. Some experience desired. We offer competitive wages and benefits.

Apply at 510 W. Fifth or call Jonathan at 620-541-1049.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

(First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, September 27, 2012.) 1t BEFORE THE STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF KANSAS BEFORE COMMISSIONERS: MARK SIEVERS, CHAIR THOMAS E. WRIGHT, COMMISSIONER SHARI FEIST ALBRECHT, COMMISSIONER

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORPORATION FOR A WELL LOCATION EXCEPTION AND FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF AN ALLOWABLE TO ITS SAVAGE HEIRS 1-1 WELL AS AN INCREASED DENSITY WELL, LOCATED IN THE SW/4 OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 38 WEST, STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS DKT. NO. 13-CONS-088-CWLE LICENSE NO. 4549 CONSERVATION DIVISION NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO: ALL OIL AND GAS PRODUCERS, UNLEASED MINERAL INTEREST OWNERS, LANDOWNERS, AND ALL PERSONS WHOSOEVER CONCERNED: You, and each of you, are hereby notified that Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (“Anadarko”) has filed an Application for an order granting a well location exception for its Savage Heirs 1-1 well, permitting Anadarko to drill and complete said well as an increased density well in the Hugoton and Panoma Council Grove Gas Fields pursuant to the Integrated Basic Proration Order (“BPO”), allowing Anadarko to produce said well at full capacity pursuant to paragraph J of said BPO, and granting such other

relief as may be appropriate. The Savage Heirs 1-1 well will be located approximately 1,320 feet North from the South Line (FSL) and 1,980 feet East from the West Line (FWL) of Section 1, Township 33 South, Range 38 West, all in Stevens County, Kansas. The Savage Heirs 1-1 well will be located approximately 661.5 feet from the East line (FEL) of the unit boundary line of the gas unit attributed to said well. Any persons who object or protest to such Application shall be required to file their objections or complaints with the State Corporation Commission of the State of Kansas within fifteen (15) days from the date of this publication. If a protest is not timely filed with the Commission, the Application will be determined administratively by the Commission and may thereby be granted without hearing or further notice to any interested party. The protest shall state the reasons why granting the Application, including the well location exception sought therein and the Commission’s allowing the Savage Heirs 1-1 well to produce at full capacity as an increased density well, will violate correlative rights or cause waste. Protests shall be mailed to the Kansas Corporation Commission, Conservation Division, 130 South Market, Suite 2078, Wichita, KS 67202, with a copy to the attorneys for the applicant listed below. All parties in any way interested or concerned shall take notice of the foregoing and govern themselves accordingly. DEPEW GILLEN RATHBUN & McINTEER, LC 8301 East 21st St. North, Suite 450 Wichita, KS 67206-2936 Office (316) 262-4000 Fax (316) 265-3819 Attorneys for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

• Receive, store and issue materials and other items from warehouse or storage yard  • Perform inventory verifications and cycle counts as directed • Operate forklifts and other material handling devices to load and unload materials • Make deliveries in the Hugoton and surrounding areas • Valid driver license with relatively clean motor vehicle report. (Applicants with a drug or alcohol driving offense in the last three years will not be considered.)

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  Please send your resume to Sunrise Oilfield Supply P.O. Box 446 Hugoton, KS 67951.

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CURRENT OPENINGS AT STEVENS COUNTY HOSPITAL, MEDICAL CLINIC AND PIONEER MANOR NURSING HOME

Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time and PRN CNAs to work the night shift at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home from 6 pm - 6 am. All interested candidates must have a Kansas CNA license to be eligible. We offer excellent benefits and competitive wages. Applications may be picked up at the Information Desk by the Medical Clinic. 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. (tfc15) Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time RNs, LPNs and CMAs to work at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home. These positions are for the night shift (6 pm - 6 am). Interested candidates must be certified with a Kansas license to be eligible for these positions. We offer excellent benefits and competitive wages. (3c30)

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

Find the Classifieds online at hugotonhermesnews.com/classifieds


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Thursday, September 27, 2012

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FOR SALE FOR SALE: Black Velvet Ranch, Registered Black Angus Bulls, Aaron Plunkett, Syracuse, Ks. 620-3841101. (9c31) --------------FOR SALE: 2007 H&H enclosed trailer. 7’x16’ straight. 620-544-5253. (4c38) --------------FOR SALE: Piano, excellent condition; antique twin bed and mattress; portable bathtub Whirlpool. 620-544-9552.

FOR SALE: York self-contained Heat/Air. 90,000 BTU furnace & 4 ton A/C. $2500. Call 428-1281. (tfc38) --------------TOOLS FOR SALE: Table Saw, 14” Bandsaw, 12” Planer & Dust Collector by Makita, 8ft and 6ft Werners. By Craftsman - 10” Bandsaw, 6 1/2” Heavy Duty Planer/ Joiner, 13” Drill Press, 30 Gallon Air Compressor. Call for prices and details. 620952-0659. (2p38) --------------FOR SALE: Tama Drum Set. Includes Zildjian cymbals, double bass pedals & many extras. Asking $800 OBO. Call 620-952-0659 for more information and pictures. (2p38) --------------FOR SALE: 1981 Bella Vista Mobile Home 14x80. Will need to be moved. Call 620453-1240. (3c39)

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--------------HOME FOR SALE: In the $70,000 Range. Call 544-7971. (3c39)

--------------FOR SALE: 1996 Chevy 4x4 Pickup. Needs some work. Call 620-544-7087. (3c39) ---------------

FIREWOOD FOR SALE

Oak, Piñon, Mesquite, Pecan & More

Member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS AND KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

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

1105 S. Madison- 4 bed/2 b, cen H/A, fpl, fence, att garage, basement. Call for details.

600 S. Harrison Street - CUTE!! Brick, 2 bed/1.5 b, att garage, cen H/A, and more!! Call for details!!

801 S. Main Street - Price Reduced!! 3 bed/2 bath, cen H/A, fence, oversized garage, fpl, lots of storage. Call for details!!

SOLD

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620-453-0427 Must see to appreciate!

2 slideouts, electric jack, queen size bed, good condition, lg bathroom w/ tub & shower, microwave, refrigerator, stove, air conditioner, 2 new spare tires

First Published in The Hugoton Hermes, Hugoton, Kansas, Thursday, September 20, 2012. NOTICE OF SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY You are hereby notified that Glen McQueen, owner and landlord of a residence located at 1036 West City Limits, Hugoton, Kansas offer for sale pursuant to K.S.A. 58-2565 the following described personal property which was abandoned by tenants: 1. Miscellaneous Furniture and appliances; 2. Miscellaneous Household items; 3. Miscellaneous Personal property and paraphernalia. This sale will take place October 20, 2012 at 2:00 o’clock p.m. on the premises, 1036 West City Limits, Hugoton, Kansas 67951. All interested parties should take notice and govern themselves accordingly. Glen (5c38) McQueen.

FOR RENT FOR RENT: 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments. Furnished or unfurnished. Bills included, washer and dryer, and cable. Call 5442232.

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FOR RENT: 4 bedroom, 2 bath house south of Ulysses. Prefer work crew, $750/mo. No pets. 620-356-4203. (4p36) ---------------

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

if no answer, leave message (tfc48)

BRICK HOME FOR LEASE 510 E. Third, Hugoton ~ Alan & Deana Higgins 3 bedroom, 2 remodeled baths, new carpet and tile throughout, fresh neutral paint, new stained wood trim, window blinds, ceiling fans, wood burning fireplace, all new built-in kitchen appliances, soft water unit, oversized double car garage with openers, privacy fence, patio, lawn care included. No smoking and no pets.

Call 544-2839, 453-0936 or 353-3862

(620) 428-1042 CELLULAR

307 N. Kansas, Suite 101 Liberal, KS 67901

darrin.hewitt@fbfs.com

SOLD

208 West 1st Street - Nice split level home, 3 bed/2bath, bonus room, 2 living areas, fpl, oversized single garage, fence, appliances, and much more!! Call today for your special showing!!

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

SOLD

SOLD

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

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

Feature Of The Week

UPCOMING AUCTION LARGE LIVING ESTATE AUCTION: Saturday, September 29, 9:30 a.m., 712 S. Jefferson St., Furniture, Jewelry, Antique Glassware, Dolls & Doll Items, Lots of Household Items. See Web for complete list at www.kscb.net. Auctioneer Jim Cunningham. (3c37) --------------MOVING AUCTION FOR RALPH RODGERS: Saturday, October 6, 10:00 a.m., 900 Lincoln St., Hugoton Lots of Furniture, Tools, Coins & Antiques. See list at www.kscb.net. Auctioneer Jim Cunningham 620-360-0249. (2c39) ---------------

TO GIVE AWAY FREE TO GOOD HOME – Four baby cats. Call 598-2343 ---------------

Chance Yoder - Salesperson Agricultural Land Residential & Commercial Specialist

Chance Yoder- Cellphone 544-1907

Karen Yoder

“Call Us For All Your Real Estate Needs”

Chance Yoder

FOR SALE BY OWNER FOR SALE BY OWNER Red Price

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Must See!

603 Fifth Street in Rolla

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Very well-built, beautiful brick home. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, office, bonus room, full finished basement with huge storeroom, fenced patio, oversized 2car garage, underground sprinkler.

620-544-5499 or 620-428-2929

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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Laura Livengood 620-544-4284 or 620-544-5906 210 North Jackson - Hugoton 1024 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 car attached garage, central heat and air. 24 x 24 detached garage.

HOME FOR SALE BY OWNER

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513 French Street 1400 sq. ft, 3 bed., 2 bath, heated 2 car garage with alley access, storage shed, fenced backyard. Call 620-482-4640 for appointment.

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

STORAGE AVAILABLE STORAGE AVAILABLE – Filling up fast. Storage for Boats, RV's, Campers, Trailers, Cars, Trucks, you name it. The building is clean and secure with electrical hookups. I also have space for Semi Tractor Trailer Parking on a concrete slab. In addition to this I have empty warehouse space and an Office Building with 4 offices, 2 bathrooms and a Kitchenette. Call if you are interested in renting any of these spaces. Dan at Meheen Secure Storage in Ulysses 9523239. (eot-tfc35) ---------------

Classified Ad Deadline: Monday at 5:00 p.m.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

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

Karen Yoder- 544-4161 or Cellphone 544-3730

PUBLIC NOTICE

330 Kansas – Elkhart - This is a 3 BR, 1 BA Fannie Mae HomePath property. Purchase this property for as little as 3% down! This property is approved for HomePath Renovation Mortgage Financing. Selling as is no warranty expressed or implied.

Now see these and other SW. Kansas properties at www.hugotonhomes.com

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

CALL 620-544-6818

1505 S. Madison St. - Nice 4 bedroom/2 bath home on large corner lot. Very nice layout, 3 car garage with work shop attached to end garage. Bedroom 4 has access to garage. This is a must see.

CT ONTRA

REALTOR® Associate

CAMPER FOR SALE $12 $11,,500 4 OBO95

712 E. 5th St.

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.

DARRIN HEWITT

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

for more pictures & information

2003 Coleman Caravan 26 ft. pull camper

504 S. Wildcat Ct. 617 E. 4th

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.

(620) 624-1212 BUSINESS

1986 Harley Davidson FLH Electraglide Sale includes new tourpack & solo seat, $5500 OBO Text or call

Lots in Spikes Addition

600 S. Jefferson - Price Reduced!! 3 bed/2 bath, cen H/A, fence, 30 x 40 building. Call for details!!

SOLD

Call 620-544-5949

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

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!

Delivery & stacking available

TRANSPORTATION COMPANY FOR SALE

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

PRICE REDUCED: 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.

139 Oklahoma Ave. – Elkhart -Fix me up, I sit on a large lot and have a 30 x 24 detached garage. Selling where is as is.

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Call DJ @ 620-430-1273 Days 620-428-6127 Evenings (tfc)

Transportation Company currently permitted to run in 7 states, entire company sells together: trucks, flatbeds, fuel tanker, all permits, licenses and numbers. Will have current inspections and clean records.

1029 S. Van Buren- Ranch, 2 bed/1 b, fpl, att garage, storage shed. Call to set up a showing!!

Gas company pays up to 20,000 KW of electric usage per year. 848 Road G. - This all electric 2 story home with 5 bedrooms comes with 6 acres of land and 2 new heating and air conditioning systems. $145,000.00 Additional acreage available. Call today!

PREGNANT? NEED HELP? Call Birthright of Garden City, 316-276-3605 or Birthline in Liberal, 1404 N. Western, 620-626-6763. (tfc3) --------------ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will help you if you sincerely want to stop drinking. Call 544-8633. (tfc1) ---------------

CELEBRATE RECOVERY every Monday night 6:308:00 p.m. at Assembly of God Fellowship Hall, 138 S. Main. (tfc25)

AL-Anon Family Group

Pioneer Manor Family Support Group

Men & Women of alcoholic family & friends meet at 1405 Cemetery Rd. Mon. & Thurs. 8 pm 544-2610 or 544-2854 kansas-al-anon.org (tfc)

Project Hope Open Tues & Thurs 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Sunday 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. 1030 S. Main (tfc37) (tfc15)

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

BUSINESS and PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY

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

HOME REPAIR & LAWN CARE

Great Deals ~ Easy Financing ~ Quality Service

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

Alan D. Higgins, Owner

FDT ELECTRIC(tfc34) Frankie Thomas, owner

Licensed & Insured Over 30 years experience in Residential & Commercial Wiring

544-5915 or 544-7776

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LAWN PRO Will Schnittker

620-544-1517

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PO Box 473 - Hugoton, Ks. 67951

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

O.D.’s SHOP Small Engine Repair Your Snapper Dealer 620-428-6063 113 S. Main Hugoton

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

600 E. 11th

IN STOCK *Carpet

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The Hugoton Hermes

Thursday, September 27, 2012

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Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce News Abengoa Biomass of Hugoton Abengoa Biomass of Hugoton has been selected as the featured business of Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce. Construction was started at the site west of Hugoton September 17, 2011. The construction period is expected to take approximately two years during which time the facility will bring an estimated 300 new direct jobs to this area. After completion the plant will produce over 23 million gallons per year of clean, sustainable, cellulosic ethanol fuel and will support an annual payroll approaching $5 million for 65 full time jobs at the facility. The construction of the

first of a kind commercial scale biorefinery facility will allow Abengoa to utilize their technology that has been developed to produce renewable liquid fuel from plant fiber or cellulosic biomass. The production of ethanol fuels from biomass agricultural wastes and grasses that are abundant within Kansas is an exciting opportunity to turn low value products into products that reduce the need to import foreign oil. The 25 million gallon per year biorefinery will be on line and expects to be in full production by the end of 2013 or by early 2014. The refinery which will be fueled 100% by bio-

mass will produce 25 million gallons of ethanol derived from nearly 350,000 tons of biomass annually. The plant will utilize approximately 1,100 dry tons of biomass per day in the ethanol production process. The residue of the process will be combusted along with 300 tons a day of dry, raw biomass material (feedstock) to produce 18 megawatts of electricity. This power will make the entire facility energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Tom Robb is the Abengoa manager of Institutional Relations. Brad Niehues of Hugoton is the Abengoa Biomass Field Manager.

Construction is underway of the new Abengoa Biomass ethanol plant located west of Hugoton.

The completion date is scheduled for the last of 2013 or early 2014.

The projected image of Abengoa’s Biomass ethanol plant when completed is found on the internet. This plant will support an annual

payroll approaching $5 million for 65 full time jobs at the facility.

Coming events are announced Left to right are Kirk Spikes, Field Technician; Quang Nguyen, Scientist General Manager; Tom Robb, Abengoa Institutional Relations

Manager; Greg Sohm, Field Technical Specialist; Brad Niehues, Abengoa Biomass Field Manager; and Adam Hale, attorney.

Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kristin Farnum announced the Comedy Night scheduled for October 6, 2012, has been postponed. Hopefully it will be rescheduled at a later date. The Pheasant Heaven benefit supper and auction will be No-

vember 9, 2012, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Calf fries will be only one of the great foods on the menu. Many items will be auctioned off. All proceeds will go for local scholarships and charities given throughout the year. Stevens County Healthcare will host their annual free health fair from 7:00 to 11:00

a.m. October 22 in the Hugoton High/ Middle School Cafeteria. You may pick up forms at the Stevens County Medical Clinic in the lobby, Stevens County Hospital Information Desk or at the front desk of Pioneer Manor.

THIS PAGE IS SPONSORED BY THE STEVENS COUNTY BUSINESSES BELOW SHOP LOCALLY AND HELP SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY

GLB SERVICES Ag First Bldg. 1026 S. Main 544-2121

Open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

544-8686

HI-PLAINS LUMBER 507 S. Main Hugoton

544-4304

Liberal Office Machine

STEVENS COUNTY GAS AND HISTORICAL MUSEUM

1015 N. Kansas Liberal, Ks 67901 620-624-5653

544-8751 Winter Hours Mon.-Fri. 1:00-5:00 p.m. Saturdays 2:00-4:00 p.m.

SPRAYING - SEEDING - FERTILIZING

516 S. Main 544-8660

ROME FARMS

544-8991 Keith, Dave & Steve Rome

Call TERRY at 544-4361 10% discount on 30 day accounts

1026 S. Main 620-544-8011

601 S. Main St., Hugoton, KS 67951 (620) 544-4331 csbks.com

Elkhart - 697-2657

1-800-264-4361

502 S. Jackson Hugoton, Ks 67951 620-544-8908 www.fnbhugoton.com MEMBER FDIC

Website: HayRice.com

Jeff C. Ramsey, Agent Darrin Hewitt, Agent 613 S. Main (620) 544-4303

1-877-544-8818 Stephanie Antrim Weeast Financial Advisor

Dustin Johnson Financial Advisor

608 S. Main Street Hugoton, KS 67951

Aqua Shield Roofing and Construction 600 S. Monroe St. Hugoton, KS 544-4177

Twisted H Liquor 620-544-2189 Hugoton, Kansas 620-544-7226

21 Plaza Drive • Liberal (620) 624-8471

Hugoton, Kansas 67951 620-544-8818 www.edwardjones.com

Jordan Air Inc. Complete Aerial Application

Payroll • Financial Planning Auditing

620.544.4388

Brollier, Wolf & Kuharic 517 S. Main 544-8555 Attorneys At Law

905 S. Adams

Income Tax Preparation for Individuals and Businesses

109 W. 5th St. Hugoton 620-544-2602

Thank you for your support

616 S. Main Hugoton 620-428-6744 800-556-0876

Hugoton, KS

Commodity Hauling Phone (620) 544-4920 Hugoton, Kansas 67951

Musgrove Insurance Services, Inc.

“Helping You Put The Pieces Together.” 1012 S. Main St., P.O. Box 308, Hugoton, KS 67951

210 East First Street P.O. Box 639 Hugoton, Kansas 67951 Phone (620) 544-4191 Fax (620) 544-4141


September 27, 2012  

Official newspaper of Stevens Co. Kansas

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