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Volume 126, Number 3

Thursday, January 17, 2013

14 Pages, 70 Cents Plus Tax Per Copy

Postal Service to implement several changes this month Changes in the Post Office service this month are being noticed. Mail formerly sent to the Liberal post office for sorting is now being sent to Amarillo, Tx. The Liberal distribution center has been closed and now all mail must go to Amarillo for sorting. The Postal Service is also introducing a First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp. The new stamp will allow customers to mail letters anywhere in the world for one set price of $1.10, and is among new mailing and shipping services filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission. The price for First-Class Mail single-piece letters will increase by just a penny when prices change January 27. The new 46 cent Forever stamps will allow customers to mail letters to any location in the United States. Forever stamps are always good for mailing a one-ounce letter anytime in the future regardless of price changes.

Highlights of the new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing, effective January 27, 2013 include: • Letters (one ounce) - onecent increase to 46 cents • Letters additional ounces - unchanged at 20 cents • Letters to all international destinations (one ounce) - $1.10 • Postcards - one-cent increase to 33 cents The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) will review the prices before they become effective January 27, 2013. The Shipping and Mailing price filings are available on the PRC Web site at and the new Mailing Service prices are available at Shipping Services Several new Shipping Services products became available in October 2012. Free tracking was offered to all competitive packages, including retail Priority Mail and Parcel Post (recently renamed Standard Post).

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Judge Kim Schroeder swears in county officers Monday afternoon at the Stevens County Courthouse. Those being sworn in from the left are District Attorney Paul Kitzke, Register of Deeds Betty Rosel, Stevens County Sheriff Ted Heaton, District Mag-

istrate Judge Paula Sosa, Stevens County Commissioner Dave Bozone and Stevens County Clerk Pam Bensel. Newly elected County Commissioner Pat Hall was not present due to a family emergency.

Local judge Kim Schroeder appointed to Court of Appeals Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced his appointment of Judge Kim Schroeder of Hugoton and Judge Anthony Powell of Wichita to the Kansas Court of Appeals. “Judge Schroeder has been a practicing lawyer throughout his career, starting in a practice in rural southwest Kansas,” Gover-

nor Brownback said. “He exemplifies the values of and rural small-town Kansas. I am confident he will serve our state with integrity and honor.” Judge Schroeder received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Washburn University and went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Washburn University.

He is a District Court Judge for the 26th Judicial District and has served in that role since 1999. “Judge Powell has been a state representative, lawyer, and congressional aide, and an active member of his community. He is an accomplished attorney and I’m confident that he will serve with honor and distinction,”

said Governor Brownback. Judge Anthony Powell received his undergraduate degree from George Washington University and his Juris Doctorate with honors from Washburn University School of Law. He currently serves as a Judge for the Sedgwick County District Court and was first elected in 2002.

Flu continues to spread among Kansas population

Jayne Littrell is retiring. After 32 continuous years at the Sheriff’s Department as dispatcher Jayne has decided to retire. A retirement party in her honor was hosted at the Sheriff’s Department Thursday afternoon. Jayne was a dispatcher from 1972 until 1983 and from 1985 until present.

City council meets to open bids for improvement monies The Hugoton City Council met for a special meeting at the city building January 14, 2013. Attending the meeting were Mayor Jack E. Rowden, Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke, City Clerk Thomas G. Hicks, Hugoton Hermes reporter Ruthie Winget and city councilmen Mike Eshbaugh, Kim Harper, Greg Gill and Bob Mason. Councilman Gary Baughman was absent. The council opened bids for interest for a temporary note. Commerce Bank had the bid of .79592%. The United Missouri Bank and Citizens State Bank turned in the bid of .9937396%. The councilmen passed the motion to accept the low bid from Commerce Bank. The motion was also passed to approve Resolution 2013-1 authorizing issuance of general obligation temporary notes Series A 2013 of the City of Hugoton in the principal amount of $782,000 for the temporary financing of the improvements such as curb and gutter along with sewer and water for the Pioneer Manor addition.

Paul Nordyke reported to the city council he had spoke with engineer Pete Earles. Pete should have the bids back for the prices for the forced main by the end of this week. Work on the forced main should start right away. The meeting adjourned.

With widespread activity of influenza in Kansas, State Health Officer Robert Moser, M.D., said it is not too late to vaccinate against the flu, and he encourages employers to take the necessary steps for a healthy workplace. “I would ask that business owners and managers encourage their employees to stay at home when ill to avoid the spread of influenza in the community. It’s also important for everyone to wash their hands throughout the day with

warm, soapy water and to sanitize telephones, keyboards and other office equipment used often,” said Moser, who is also the Secretary for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). One of several ways KDHE tracks influenza is by monitoring the percentage of patients seeking healthcare in selected outpatient clinics who exhibit influenza-like illness (ILI), in a system known as ILINet. “The typical peak for cases of ILI in Kansas occurs in February, and the

2012 influenza season, influenza and pneumonia, a common complication of influenza, contributed to or directly caused more than 1,300 deaths among Kansas residents, and was the eighth leading underlying cause of death in 2011. In the current influenza season, more than 460 influenza and pneumonia deaths have been reported to date. Influenza vaccine is recommended for nearly everyone six months of age and older to reduce the Continued to page 3

EcoDevo discusses representation at Kansas Sampler The Stevens County Economic Board met Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in the craft room at the Stevens County Senior Center. Present at the meeting were board mem-

bers Jack Rowden, Steve Rome, Jan Leonard, Mark Crawford, Doug Martin and Jody Wacker. Also attending the meeting were EcoDevo Director Neal Gillespie and Hugoton Her-

Airport Board considers taxiway signs The Hugoton Municipal Airport Board met for their regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the airport meeting room. Present at the meeting were board members Jeff Crawford, Dell Cullison, Kim Harper and Robert Davis. Also attending the meeting were manager Gary Porter, secretary Risa Norton, Kirkham Michael’s Curtis Houser and Hugoton Hermes reporter Ruthie Winget. Board member Dax Gaskill was absent. Chairman Robert Davis called the meeting to order. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Curtis Houser informed

rates we are observing now are higher and earlier than what we usually see,” said Moser. Last week (ending January 5), the rate of ILI among patients seeking care at ILINet sites was approximately 6.4 percent. During the previous (2011-2012) influenza season, this rate peaked at 3.4 percent the week ending March 10, the latest peak of an influenza season in Kansas since surveillance began in 1995. KDHE also closely monitors influenza-related deaths. During the 2011-

the board members no news had been received from Kansas Department of Transportation concerning CIP. He reported they are still waiting also for the paperwork for the final drawdown in order to close out the FAA grant for the parallel taxiway. The board discussed ordering taxiway signs for the new parking area and the tiedown area. Gary Porter gave his manager’s report. He cleared the runway of snow December 31 and then replowed the runway Tuesday for snow and ice. He reported Whitham Enterprises adjusted the brakes on the Refueler and fixed

the hydraulic leak on the front end loader. Porter informed the board the hoses for the fuel trucks have been delivered but the hoses have not been installed yet due to the cold temperatures. He also stated the new hangar contracts for 2013 have been sent out. Porter reported the proposal by McBride Construction to have ramp joint sealing and repair work on the tarmac to be $4,188. The motion passed to accept McBride’s proposal. The meeting adjourned. The next meeting will be February 6, 2013.

mes reporter Ruthie Winget. Absent were Josh Morris, Dan Corpening, Bryne Sullins and secretary Kristin Farnum. Jack Rowden reported the checking account balance was $2,630.02 and the total Special Projects balance was $65,644.05. The Housing Incentive balance - which comes out of the Special Projects account - is $19,699.17. The board passed the motion to transfer $2,850 from Special Projects account to checking account to pay bills. The EcoDevo Board had election of officers. Steve Rome was voted in as the new Chairman, Doug Martin will remain the ViceChairman, and Jack Rowden was voted in as the new Treasurer. The board discussed the Destination Boot Camp which will be March 5-7 and another Boot Camp which will be in October. The board would like to recruit seven businesses to

send decision makers to the Boot Camp at Longmont, Co. The board discussed plans for the Kansas Sampler Festival which will be May 4, 2013. Neal reported they were planning to give away little samples of cheese. Stevens County EcoDevo will be in the Southwest Kansas tent. Some of the board suggested using television to show Stevens County to its best advantage. After debating the pros and cons of attending the Tulare, Ca. Dairy team for the wKREDA, the board decided no one needed to attend this year. They will receive all the leads from wKREDA and the Department of Agriculture anyway. EcoDevo board members have attended in previous years, hoping to get some dairies to transfer to Stevens County. Neal informed the board members he got the KDIKDOT grant application Continued to page 3

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WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ The flu is affecting many people in the area! Get your flu shot now at Stevens County Health Department. Call 544-7177 for more information. 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. HUGOTON LIONS CLUB meets every Second and Fourth Thursday of the month at Memorial Hall at 7:00 p.m. HUGOTON MASONIC LODGE #406 AF&AM meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Friday afternoons - Stevens County Library will show a movie for community children from 3:35 to 5:00 p.m. Contact Stacey at the SCL for more information 620-5442301. Wednesday nights - Inside Out Kids at the Hugoton Assembly of God, 138 S. Main, beginning with dinner at 6:45 p.m. Program will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Rides are available by calling Pastor Ben Coats at 620-428-1487 before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings. December 22 - January 27 - Stauth Memorial Museum will host “They Also Ran: The Presidential Hopefuls,” examining the presidential candidates who didn’t get elected. It offers a fascinating look at American politics, the men who gave the president a run for his money, and those who returned to win a later election. The museum is located at 111 N. Aztec in Montezuma. They are closed Mondays. Call 620-846-2527 for more information. January 17 - Camera Club will meet at

7:00 p.m. at the Hugoton Recreation Commission at 304 E. Third in Hugoton. For more information, call Lowell Stanley at 620-598-2914 or email January 18 - Deadline to sign up for Men’s and Women’s Basketball league at the Hugoton Recreation. Games start Wednesday, January 23. - Deadline to sign up for Hugoton Rec’s Community Meltdown 2013. Program lasts for nine weeks. Pick up registration packets at the HRC, 211 S. Madison. For more information, call 620-544-4675. - Movie at the Stevens County Library from 3:35 to 5:00 p.m. January 19-26 - Local artists over the age of 18 are invited to enter their artwork in the Main ARTery’s “See What I Hear” exhibit. The Main ARTery is located at 103 S. Main in Ulysses. Contact Jeani Gustafson for more information at 620-424-3828. You can also visit their Web site at w w w . M a i n A R T e r y January 20 - Pastor Bob Rich will preach and minister at Lighthouse Fellowship, 424 S. Jackson, at 10:30 a.m. January 21 - No school for USD 210. - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Stevens County Commissioners will meet in the Commissioners’ Room at the Stevens County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. - USD 210 Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. in HMS Library. - Southwest Friends of the Arts will be hosting tryouts for their April performance of “A Little Off the Top” at 7:00 p.m. at 305 S. Jackson. Call 620-544-2038 for more information. January 22 - Southwest Friends of the Arts will be hosting tryouts for their April performance of “A Little Off the Top” at 7:00 p.m. at 305 S. Jackson. Call 620-544-2038 for more information. January 23 - The American Red Cross will be in Hugoton from 12:00 noon

to 6:00 p.m. at the Stevens County Fairgrounds. January 25 - Stevens County Library will host a movie for community kids from 3:35 to 5:00 p.m. January 25-26 - High School Quest TV Round at Topeka January 27 - Knights of Columbus will host their annual Free Throw Championship at 2:00 p.m. at Hugoton Middle School West Gym. For more information, contact Will Schnittker at 5442693. - Chocolate Cake Day January 28-29 - Stevens County Library will be setting up their annual Textile Exhibit. Entry forms are available online at stevens c o u n t y l i b r a r y . com or at the front desk at SCL. Please contact Eunice at the SCL by calling 620-544-2301. January 28-31 - Rolla High School Homecoming Week January 28-February 23 - Main ARTery, 103 S. Main in Ulysses will be showing their “See What I Hear” exhibit with artwork contributed by local artists. January 29 - Kansas Day January 30-February 28 - Stevens County Library’s annual Textile Exhibit will feature the works of local artists. It will be open during regular library hours. February 1 - Deadline to apply for Fall 2013 Helium Litigation Scholarship. Forms are available online at Call 620-544-4333 or email

for more information. - Stevens County Library will host a movie for community children from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. February 1-May 1 - Moscow’s Community weight-loss program - “Biggest Loser.” Contact Rusty at the MRC for more information 620-598-2995. February 2 - Groundhog Day February 4 - Stevens County Commissioners will meet in the Commissioners’ Room at the Stevens County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. - Hugoton City Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. at the City Office. February 5 - Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science will host an information and recruitment meeting at the Liberal Memorial Library, 519 N. Kansas in Liberal at 6:00 p.m. Sessions are free and students from seventh grade through sophomore year in high school are encouraged to attend. Space is limited, please RSVP by visiting w w w . f h s u . e d u / kams/meeting or calling 785628-4690. February 7 - Stevens County Genealogical Society will meet at the Stevens County Library Computer Lab at 1:00 p.m. - Sons of Thunder will meet for their “Sweetheart Banquet” at 7:00 p.m. at the Grant County Civic Center in Ulysses. Men are requested to bring their sweethearts as the meal and service will be geared toward couples. Please RSVP at Craig Smith will speak.

Stevens County Fire Department and Ambulance Report Stevens County Emergency Services Run Activity January 7 through January 13 Fire Department Hugoton Station No Activity

Fire Department Moscow Station No Activity Ambulance Activity Five Medical, Two Life Flight, One Motor Vehicle Accident, Vehicle vs. Pedestrian

HUGOTON POLICE REPORT Business Hours, Call 544-4959 After Hours, Call 544-2020 Monday, January 7, 2012 • Dogs at Large, 600 Block of South Main, Dogs Impounded, Sergeant Johnson • Non Injury Accident, 500 Block of South Main, Took Report, Sergeant Johnson • Medical Assist, 600 Block of South Trindle, Public Service, Sergeant Johnson Tuesday, January 8, 2012 • Vehicle Unlock, 1000 Block of Coulter, Citizen Assist, Sergeant Johnson • Citizen Assist, 300 Block of West Second, Public Service, Sergeant Johnson • Vehicle Unlock, 500 Block of East Fifth, Citizen Assist, Sergeant Johnson • Vehicle Unlock, 100 Block of West

Sixth, Citizen Assist, Sergeant Johnson • Abandoned Bicycle, 1600 Block of South Main, Transport to Police Station, Officer Crane Wednesday, January 9, 2012 • Adopted Out Dog, 1600 Block of South Washington, Public Service, Officer Hagman • Dog at Large, 500 Block of East Eighth, Dog Impounded, Officer Hagman • Civil Matter, 700 Block of South Monroe, Officer Lamatsch • Vehicle Unlock, 800 Block of East Eleventh, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Civil Matter, 700 Block of South Monroe, Resolved, Officer Crane Thursday, January 10, 2012 • Dogs at Large, 500 Block of West

Eighth, Unable to Locate, Officer Hagman • Lost Cell Phone, 500 Block of South Monroe, Phone Lost in Scott City, Officer Lamatsch Friday, January 11, 2012 • Vehicle Unlock, 100 Block of South Main, Citizen Assist, Sergeant Johnson • Missing Dog, 400 Block of Wildcat, Unable to Locate, Sergeant Johnson • Citizen Assist, 300 Block of Washington, Public Service, Sergeant Johnson • Dog at Large, 800 Block of Polk, Dog Impounded, Sergeant Johnson • Vehicle Unlock, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane Saturday, January 12, 2012 • Domestic, 400 Block of West Tenth,

Subject Arrested, Sergeant Johnson • Civil Matter, 700 Block of South Monroe, Officer Crane Sunday, January 13, 2012 • Vehicle Unlock, 100 Block of East Sixth, Citizen Assist, Sergeant Johnson • Medical Assist, 100 Block of South Van Buren, Public Service, Sergeant Johnson • Vehicle Unlock, 500 Block of South Harrison, Citizen Assist, Sergeant Johnson • Medical Assist, Airport, Public Service, Sergeant Johnson • Vehicle Unlock, 100 Block of South Main, Citizen Assist, Sergeant Johnson

Telemarketer targets Hugoton resident Alta Pettis recently informed The Hermes of a scam that is alarming in its boldness. She reported a caller with a very pronounced foreign accent phoned her Monday morning to inform her she had won two million dollars’ worth of prizes, including a Mercedes Benz, free gas and insurance and more. The caller wanted Alta to send $350 through Western Union, and to give him the receipt number. He claimed he didn’t care about the money; he just wanted the receipt number. He also told Alta not to tell anyone she had won the prize yet, as it was a secret. Initially, Alta let him think she believed him so he would tell her more about the scam. He wanted her cell phone number so she could talk to him while traveling to Liberal to get to the nearest Western Union office. She asked him to give her a number to call back, along with his name and address. The address was in

Maryland, but the phone number - after doing some research - originated in Jamaica. After hanging up with the scam artist, Alta called the FBI. The woman she talked to assured Alta they were aware of the scam, and it was widespread across the country. She even warned Alta the man would claim to be associated with the government. Sure enough, when Alta called the man back and told him she was aware he was running a scam, he claimed to be with the government. He told her Homeland Security and the FBI needed the receipt number from the Western Union transaction. He then proceeded to threaten Alta by saying the government would seize her car, house and anything else of value if she did not do what he asked. Fortunately, Alta didn’t believe him and promptly hung up. If you receive a phone call from someone claiming you won a prize when you know

you didn’t enter a contest, it is a scam! If someone asks you to pay before you receive the prize, it is a scam! If you win a ridiculous prize just for “shopping at Walmart” - it is a scam! DO NOT give out any information to these callers. WHEN YOU SEND MONEY TO PEOPLE YOU DO NOT KNOW PERSONALLY OR GIVE PERSONAL OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION TO UNKNOWN CALLERS, YOU INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF BECOMING A VICTIM OF TELEMARKETING FRAUD. Here are some warning signs of telemarketing fraud according to the FBI - what a caller may tell you: • “You must act ‘now’ or the offer won’t be good.” • “You’ve won a ‘free’ gift, vacation, or prize.” But you have to pay for “postage and handling” or other charges. • “You must send money, give a credit card or bank account number, or have a check picked up by courier.” You may hear this before you

have had a chance to consider the offer carefully. • “You don’t need to check out the company with anyone.” The callers say you do not need to speak to anyone including your family, lawyer, accountant, local Better Business Bureau, or consumer protection agency. • “You don’t need any written information about their company or their references.” • “You can’t afford to miss this ‘high-profit, no-risk’ offer.” If you hear these or similar “lines” from a telephone salesperson, just say “no thank you” and hang up the telephone. For more information about avoiding fraud, visit the FBI’s Web site at If you are targeted as a victim of a scam, please call the Stevens County Sheriff’s Department at 620-5444386 or the Hugoton Police Department at 620-5444959.

Obituaries Ethel Ruth Seger Death has claimed the life of Ethel Ruth Michael Seger. She passed from this life Saturady, January 12, 2013 due to the effects of Alzheimers. She was 87. Ruth was a beloved sweetheart, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all, especially those in need of a friend.

Ruth was born January 28, 1925, to Mark Elmer and Rose Ann Adeline Watson Michael in the homestead home on Goodman Route, McDonald County, Mo. She was the tenth of fifteen children. Ten lived to adulthood and all have preceded her in death. Being part of a large family during the Depression created quite an adventure as the family worked together to make ends meet and provide for their needs. After high school graduation in 1943, Ruth worked as a secretary at Camp Crowder in Neosho, Mo., and from there went to Kansas City, Mo., and then on to California. In July of 1947, Ruth worked at the Satanta Coffee Shop in Satanta. By January of 1948, Ruth moved to Ulysses and worked for F&M Telephone Company, REA, Bon Ton Café and Schneider Implement Company. Then she moved to Garden City in 1949 and worked for BurtisNunn Implement Company and drove cars for Tri-R Sales Company. In December 1949, Ruth took the job of bookkeeper for Wolfe Motor Company in Meade. When asked what college she had attended to get her training, she would say, “The College of Hard Knocks!” The job in Meade would forever change the course of Ruth’s life. It was here where she met the love of her life – Robert Allan Seger (Bob). She married Bob August 6, 1950, in Meade. Ruth joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1955. She and Bob were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City, Ut., LDS Temple May 13, 1958. After their marriage, Ruth continued working for Wolfe’s until 1953 when they moved to the farm north of Big Bow.

She worked from home for many years as a bookkeeper and then had Ruth’s Bookkeeping and Income Tax Service and Variety Haus in Ulysses. Ruth was an agent for Farmer’s Insurance for a time. She was also a very successful representative for United Investors and for Waddell and Reed. She was top salesperson for many years and won many trips so she and Bob could see many very exciting places. Ruth’s greatest love was for her Heavenly Father and her family. She was active in PTA, 4-H, women’s organizations, and anything involving her children or Bob. Ruth has been a shining example of enduring to the end with happiness, grace, and dignity. She never knew a ‘stranger’ for long; they became her friend. Her family has been blessed to love her and to be loved by her and looks forward to the time when they will reunite as a family before the Heavenly Father. Ruth is survived by her husband, Robert A. Seger; eight children and their spouses, Karen Clyde and husband Fred of Hurricane, Ut.; Bobbie Seger, Cheryl Hale and husband Ron, and Robert Seger and wife Sandi, all of Johnson; Kathy Mortensen and husband Mel of Rexburg, Id.; and Earl Seger and wife Charla, Merl Seger and wife Leasa of Ulysses and Verl Seger and wife Lori of Richmond, Tx.; 45 grandchildren; and 74 great-grandchildren, with four more on the way. Ruth was preceded in death by her son, Mark Allan Seger, in February 1954; three grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren; parents and 14 siblings. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 19, at 10:00 a.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at Baughman and Maize in Ulysses. Interment will follow at the Ulysses Cemetery in Ulysses. A viewing will be at Garnand Funeral Home Friday, January 18, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Viewing will also be Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 8:00 am until 9:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Memorials may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Aid Fund or the Alzheimer’s Foundation in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880. Please visit the Web site at m for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.

Mildred Powers The death of Mildred Aileen Powers of Sedan has been learned. Mildred passed away Saturday, January 12, 2012 at the Sedan City Hospital in Sedan. She was 97. Mildred was born June 1, 1915 in Greenville, Tx. to Wynn Johnson and the former Rosie A. Temple. She lived in Texas before moving near Augusta. She attended school in Oil Hill and El Dorado. February 9, 1935 Mildred married Lyle A. Powers in El Dorado. They later moved to Augusta, Sedan, and then Hugoton and finally back to Sedan where they lived for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband April 27, 2003. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sedan where she taught Sunday school for over fifty years. She was also a member of the Tuesday Study Club and the ABW Circle; her hobbies included bird watching, crossword puzzles and Scrabble. She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Darlene

Hart of Sedan; one brother, Ernest B. Johnson of Bartlesville, Ok.; one sister, Mary Lou Page of Shidler, Ok.; fourteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Alan Duane Powers, three brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Sedan with Reverend Gene DeWitt officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Sedan. Memorials have been suggested to the First Baptist Church of Sedan and contributions may be left in care of the David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361. To view the obituary or leave a message for the family please go to David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.

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Hugoton students will compete at Baker Arts Center Scholastic Art Competition entrants for 2013 for Hugoton Middle School had their art delivered to the Baker Arts Center in Liberal this week. It will be judged next week. Hugoton Middle School has some good work this year and some excellent artists. They are competing for the following: Bronze Key Award

(third place) Silver Key Award (second place) and Gold Key Award (First Place). If they win a gold key, their work will go on to compete in New York City, N.Y. this spring. As of right now this may be HMS’s last year to enter this competition as it is being disbanded, but art instructor Robert Terrill reported he

found out students may be able to enter digitally as a “region-at-large” next year. This just means Hugoton may not have a local show but may still be able to enter online. Be sure to wish these artists luck when you see them! They are representing Hugoton well.

Drought Response Team met January 11 Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Senator Pat Roberts participated in a meeting of the Governor’s Drought Response Team Friday afternoon. This is the team’s first meeting in 2013. The team heard the U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook continues to illustrate drought conditions persisting or intensifying in Kansas, with a higher probability for above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation. “As the drought persists, we have continued working closely with our partners to reduce the effects and prepare for prolonged drought situations. I recently asked cities and rural water districts to measure their water supply and evaluate their conservation plans to make sure they are adequate for the upcoming year,” Governor Brownback said. “We appreciate those who have responded and we are finding many have adequate supply or are on top of their situation. I again encourage all public water suppliers to routinely monitor their supply to avoid emergency situations and my administration is committed to helping communities find solutions if problems arise.”

Governor Brownback said it is imperative not only public water suppliers, but all Kansans and communities evaluate how they can reduce their water usage to minimize the damage of the ongoing drought. The meeting focused on responses from the public water supply assessment and also included updates regarding current reservoir levels and the status of the emergency drought livestock water supply initiative. There were also discussions regarding the federal government’s role in drought management for Kansas. “The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Conservation has been implementing an initiative to provide financial assistance to Kansas livestock producers needing water supplies,” said Greg Foley, Division of Conservation executive director. “We have approved 579 applications to date and continue working with county conservation districts, NRCS and landowners to complete the remaining approved applications.” Adrian Polansky, state executive director for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), reported earlier this week Secretary Vilsack designated

88 Kansas counties as primary natural disaster areas and 17 additional counties named as contiguous disaster counties due to the drought. “For clarification purposes, Doniphan County is contiguous to Andrew County, Mo. which was named a primary county, the result being that all 105 Kansas counties have a primary or contiguous drought designation.This federal disaster declaration makes farmers and ranchers in all Kansas counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans through the FSA,” Polansky said. “I encourage affected individuals to contact their local FSA offices for further information.” The Governor’s Drought Response Team is chaired by Kansas Water Office (KWO) Director Tracy Streeter. For a complete list of the 12-member team, visit The team will continue to watch the situation closely and work to minimize the effects the drought has on Kansans. For more detailed information about the state’s current conditions, see the Kansas Climate Summary and Drought Report on the KWO Web site at

Hugoton Middle School students proudly display their works of art to be exhibited at the

Post office Continued from page 1 Also customers shipping Critical Mail letters and flats have the option of receiving a signature upon delivery as part of the service offering. A large variety of flat-rate boxes and envelopes for Express Mail and Priority Mail, including the padded and legal-sized flat rate envelopes will continue to be offered by the Postal Service. New domestic retail pricing for Priority Mail Flat Rate products include: • Small box — $5.80 • Medium box — $12.35 • Large box — $16.85 • Large APO/FPO box — $14.85 • Regular envelope — $5.60 • Legal envelope — $5.75 • Padded envelope — $5.95 The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

Baker Arts Center in Liberal for the Scholastic Art Competition this coming week.

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tion, Kansas Class III & IV Water Operation, Kansas Small System Wastewater Operation, or Kansas Class I - IV Wastewater Operation. “Our trained water and wastewater treatment operators are dedicated to protecting Kansas waters and the health of our population, and I commend them for their efforts,” said KDHE Secretary Robert Moser, MD. “These Kansans play a significant role in protecting public health and the environment.” Kansas has more than 1,000 KDHE-permitted public water supply systems and 962 wastewater treatment facilities requiring a certified

BOE announces agenda The Hugoton USD 210 Board of Education will meet in a regular monthly session at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 21, 2013 in the HMS Library, 115 W Eleventh St. Hugoton, Kansas. The USD 210 Board of Education may vote to amend the agenda, discuss any item on the agenda, vote to approve, vote to disapprove, vote to table, or decide not to vote on any item as listed below. The following items of business will be considered. 1. Meeting opening a. Call to Order b. Roll Call of the Members – Flag Salute c. Announcements by the president d. “Good news” by BOE members 2. Approve or Amend the Agenda (Action Item): 3. Consent Agenda – a. Approval of previous minutes b. Financial reports Superintendent’s credit card usage Clerk and treasurer report c. Routine personnel Resignations: New Hires: Change of Status/Transfers: 4. Patron Time – non action items/public forum 5. Special Presentations a. Student achievement updates: Fall to Winter MAP scores – Elise Heger, Director of Curriculum and Professional Development b. Valedictorians and Salutatorians review commit-

tee presentation – Chelle Leininger, Chair and Nancy Johnson, parent representative 6. Superintendent’s report 7. Building and department reports a. Mrs. Boxum (Primary School Principal) c. Mr. Barton (Intermediate School Principal) d. Mr. Custer (MS Principal) e. Mr. Errebo (HS Principal) f. Mr. Kilbourne (HLA Principal) 8. Executive session a. Negotiations b. Non-elected personnel c. Matters affecting a student 9. Discussion Items a. High Plains Education Cooperative report – Doug Martin b. Financial updates 1. News from Topeka 2. Capital Outlay four year projections 10. Action Items a. Motion to approve Parson’s grant for Hugoton High School. b. Motion to accept the recommendation from the Val and Sal Review Committee and change the requirements for this award beginning with the class of 2016. c. Motion to declare surplus old second and third grade curriculum materials to donate to Haiti School. d. Motion to approve a one semester early graduation for HHS student. e. Motion to approve plan to reconvene the Facility Visioning Committee to meet and analyze short and long term district facility needs. Motion to Adjourn or Recess

operator. Individuals who operate water treatment plants must meet minimum training standards to assure water is properly treated so it’s safe to drink. Wastewater treatment plant operators must be trained so they can operate wastewater treatment facilities in a manner that pre-

vents the release of excessive pollutants. Depending on their level of certification, these operators must attend between five and ten hours of continued education courses every two years to maintain their certification.

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KDHE certifies water supply and wastewater treatment operators Between August and December 2012, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Water certified 47 water supply operators and 52 wastewater treatment operators. KDHE offers operator training prior to the scheduled examinations. Wastewater treatment operator Bryan Muncy of Moscow was certified in small system water operation. He is employed by the City of Moscow. KDHE certifies individuals at the following facility classifications: Kansas Small System Water Operation, Kansas Class I Water Operation, Kansas Class II Water Opera-

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Influenza Continued from page 1 risk of becoming ill with the flu and reduce the risk of spreading the flu to others. This is especially important for anyone at high risk of complications, and for anyone who is caring for, or in regular contact with, an infant less than six months of age. Babies this age are too young to be vaccinated and are more vulnerable to the complications from influenza. Symptoms of influenza include fever, dry cough, extreme tiredness and muscle aches. Complications can include pneumonia, ear and sinus infections, and dehydration; influenza may also

EcoDevo Continued from page 1 sent off, applying for a grant for turning lanes or extending the four lane highway out by the Kansas Dairy Ingredients project. The Housing Assessment representative contacted Neal, stating he planned to do his report in Hugoton sometime close to the first of February. Black Hills Energy has asked to attend this meeting when he does his report. Black Hills is donating half of the fee charged for this assessment. Neal reported secretary Kristin’s surgery went well although it was worse than originally thought. Her arm is healing in a sling. The meeting adjourned. The next meeting will be February 12, 2013.

worsen other chronic conditions. “Let’s not forget that influenza is unpredictable and can continue to circulate through spring,” said Moser. For information on receiving the influenza vaccine, please contact your health care provider or the local health department. Visit for influenza facts.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife's 2013 "Eagle Days" festival features eagle-viewing opportunities, hands-on activities for youngsters, live bird programs and educational presentations by raptor experts. This year's festival, February 1-3, takes place at three locations: Lake Pueblo State Park, the Pueblo Nature & Raptor Center and the Pueblo Zoo. Each year the event draws hundreds of visitors from across the southwest to learn more about these unique birds of prey. "Eagle Days is a great opportunity to get outdoors in the winter, include the entire family on the outing and learn something about these majestic birds," said Darcy Mount, a ranger at Lake Pueblo State Park and one of the event's organizers. Numerous bald eagles spend the winter at Lake Pueblo State Park and the Pueblo Reservoir State Wildlife Area. They roost in the large trees and dine on fish from the large expanse of open water. "Once again, we will have both indoor and outdoor activities," said John Koshak, a watchable wildlife specialist at Colorado Parks and Wildlife. "This is the seventeenth Annual Eagle Days and we've added several new exhibits and events. Exhibits and indoor programs take place at all three locations, plus outdoor activities are scheduled throughout the weekend around the lake including bird watching tours and nature hikes." The area around Pueblo Reservoir offers excellent op-

You are invited to come worship with family and friends at Pioneer Manor

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PAUL'S FUNERAL HOME David & Brandy Robson

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

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


January 27 Church of God February 3 Church of Christ



531 S. Main 544-7077 Michael Taylor, Pastor Monday Bible Q & A - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Book Study- 6:30 p.m. Friday Prayer - 8:00-10:00 p.m. Saturday Bible Study - 6:30 p.m. Sunday Coffee & Fellowship - 10:00 a.m. Sunday Services - 10:30 a.m.

1011 South Jefferson Street 544-2551 Sunday - 11:00 a.m. English Mass - 1:00 p.m. - Spanish Mass


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

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

FIRST CHURCH OF GOD 801 W. City Limits 544-2652 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

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.



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

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.

Eighth and Main 544-2210 506 East Eighth - 544-2295 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship - 10:30 a.m. Youth Service - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study - 6:30 p.m.


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

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

PRIMERO BAUTISTA IGLESIA 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

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

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

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

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

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

ROLLA PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH 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.

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ROLLA - RICHFIELD 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.

portunities to view a variety of birds of prey year-round, but during the winter months, the bald eagles are the star attraction. The eagles tend to gather at the west end of the lake, but park employees and visitors report sighting individual eagles around the south marina, the Boggs Creek area and the river corridor below the dam. Programs at the Park Visitor Center and entry to the Visitor Center from Highway 96 are free, but vehicles are required to have a Park's Pass if they enter or drive through other portions of the park. The festival starts Friday, February 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lake Pueblo State Park auditorium with the announcement of the winners from this year's photo contest and a slideshow by Colorado photographer and premiere taxidermist Todd Huffman. Activities continue from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday. The schedule of events: Friday, February 1: 6:30 p.m. – Colorado photographer Todd Huffman will present a "Spectacular Colorado Slideshow" at the Eagle Day Photography Contest Awards Ceremony at the Park Visitor's Center Auditorium. Saturday, February 2: Ongoing all day - "Eagle Viewing" through spotting scopes at west fishing area at Lake Pueblo State Park, and kids' activities including making owl puppets, owl cookies and badge making at the Park HQ. 9:00 a.m. - Live Raptors Demonstration" by Diane Miller at the Pueblo Raptor & Nature Center, next to Lake Pueblo State Park. 10:00 a.m. - "Scamper, Gallop and Fly: The Wildlife of Colorado," by nature author Mary Taylor Young. 11:30 a.m. – "Air Force Academy Falcons Demonstration" by USAFA Cadets. Noon - The Pueblo Mountain Park will present a program and activities for kids of all ages. 1:00 p.m. - "Bird Conservation on National Forest Lands" by Richard Roth, retired U.S. Forest Service biologist. 2:00 p.m. - "Bald Eagles," by Bernadette Atencio of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 3:00 p.m. – Release of a rehabilitated raptor at the west fishing area on the north side

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of Lake Pueblo State Park. Sunday, February 3: 9:00 a.m. - Wildlife viewing field trip meets at the north entrance to the Pueblo Reservoir State Wildlife Area, located west of the north entrance to the Park and south of Pueblo West, 10:30 a.m. - Bird walk at the Pueblo Raptor & Nature Center. 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Live birds displayed at the Pueblo Raptor & Nature Center Noon to 4:00 p.m. - "See the Eagles" at the Pueblo Zoo. View the Pueblo Zoo's pair of bald eagles. For more information about Pueblo Eagle Days, visit http://www. or call Colorado Parks and Wildlife at 719-561-5300 or 719-561-9320. Eagles are the number one animal Americans say they want to see in the wild. Colorado in the winter offers prime viewing opportunities for both bald eagles and golden eagles. Up to 1,200 bald eagles spend the winter in Colorado. Bald eagles are attracted by relatively mild winters. Look for them near open water where they hunt for fish or ducks. Most of the bald eagles

Miller - Whisennand Dre’ Whisennand proposed to Akela Miller July 26, 2012. Dre’ and Akela are both graduates from Hugoton High School. Akela is the daughter of Kimberly and Terry Miller and lives in Hays where she is earning her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Fort Hays State University. Dre’ is the son of Vickie and Harry Mills and Lynn and Kelli Whisennand. He currently works for West Texas Gas and lives in Texhoma, Ok. Dre’ and Akela are plan to get married July 26, 2014, after Akela graduates from college.

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leave Colorado in late February and March, heading north to nesting grounds in the northern U.S., Canada and Alaska, but a few remain yearround. Golden eagles prefer rugged cliffs with adjacent open country where they feed on a variety of birds, reptiles and mammals, though jackrabbits are their primary prey. Unlike bald eagles, golden eagles are common nesting birds in Colorado but they too move about during different times of the year. There are roughly 900 active golden eagle nests in Colorado. The majority of the golden eagles nest in the northwest part of the state during the summer. In wintertime, golden eagles are more broadly distributed throughout the state, but they are particularly visible on the eastern plains. Eagles are protected birds, which makes it illegal to kill or possess eagle feathers, body parts, nests, eggs or live birds without a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. At one time, the bald eagle was an endangered species; however, conservation efforts helped the birds recover. The Fish and Wildlife Service removed bald eagles from the endangered species list in 2007.

A good Monday morning! Cold but nice. We had such a wonderful “Senior Adult Prom” Saturday evening. The 4-H Leadership group and their parents and sponsors were responsible for the evening. They did a great job and everyone had a good time. The theme was “A Night at the Movies.” They decorated, furnished the refreshments, played bingo and furnished prizes and, best of all, they danced and the parents danced. It was a really nice evening for everyone. Thank you, 4-H group, parents and sponsors. We do appreciate you. This Wednesday is our regular Birthday Day! We will be having oven fried chicken. We surely hope the flu bug is about to play itself out. There have been so many sick folks. Have a great week.

Menu Jan. 17.....................Taco Salad Jan. 18...................Swiss Steak Jan. 21 ......................BBQ Beef Jan. 22 .......Chicken & Noodles Jan. 23.......................Pot Roast Jan. 24...............................Stew Activities Schedule Thursday, January 17 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bridge......................................... Friday, January 18 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bingo........................12:30 p.m. Monday, January 21 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Line Dance.................7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 22 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bridge......................................... Wednesday, January 23 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Paint...........................1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 24 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bridge.........................................

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KAMS to host recruitment meetings Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science staff will begin their 2013 informational and recruitment tour of Kansas with four trips in January and February. A postcard from KAMS Director Ron Keller recently went out to Kansas high school students, inviting them to attend one of the informational sessions. Students who complete KAMS receive a high school diploma from their high school and also receive a minimum of 68 hours of college credit from Fort Hays State University. Tuition, fees and books for 68 credit hours at KAMS are free for students attending a Kansas public high school. Schedule Bonner Springs January 30, 6:00 p.m. Bonner Springs City Library 201 North Nettleton Ave. Liberal February 5, 6:00 p.m. Liberal Memorial Library 519 N. Kansas Goodland February 6, 6:00 p.m. Mountain time

Goodland Public Library 812 Broadway Hutchinson February 11, 6:00 p.m. Hutchinson Public Library 901 North Main Street The sessions are free, and students who are beginning the seventh grade through sophomore year in high school are encouraged to attend. Space is limited, so the academy asks that parents RSVP by going to the Web site, meetings, or by calling 785628-4690. Students and their parents can also schedule individual visits by contacting the office at 785-628-4690. KAMS is the state’s premier early-entry-to-college program for high school juniors and seniors, focusing on strong academics, hands-on research opportunities, a vibrant on-campus living community and leadership opportunities. Students in the academy stay enrolled in their high school but live on the FHSU campus and take college courses to complete their last two years of high school.

This hyper-expensive powerplant, is then placed in a car weighing around 1,500 pounds, given carbon fiber brake rotors, and streamlined with a wing and ground effects design that allows the car to grip the asphalt with more down-force than its own weight at speed. This means that at high speeds, the car could literally drive upside down across a ceiling without falling off. (This obtuse point has been made by a number of automotive authorities.) The result of creating a vehicle with all of these features is that we now have a very agile race car with rocket-like performance, costing mega-buckets of cash. At the start of an F-1 race, instead of the “rolling start” so familiar to American race fans, twenty-four F-1 cars will drag race from a dead stop into the first corner, which is frequently as sharp as ninety degrees. To put it mildly, the experience of getting through that first corner can be hair raising, and has occasionally been known to look a bit like demolition derby. As to performance figures, an F-1 car generates 2 ½ Gs under acceleration, 4 G’s laterally in corners, and an eye-popping 6 G’s under braking. Consequently, an F-1 driver must be extremely fit, constantly working out in a gym and keeping to a very inflexible diet of healthy foods. For the price of living without junk food and performing in a dangerous occupation, F-1 drivers are extremely well paid. Seven time world champion, Michael Schumacher was reportedly paid $30 million annual salary when he drove for Ferrari. The German retired from Formula One for three years in 2006 before returning to racing to drive for Mercedes. Then, after completing this season’s final race in Brazil, he retired for good. F-1 cars are never run on oval tracks, but instead on road courses that are full of hairpin turn curves and esses, and have one or more long straights where speeds often exceed 200 miles per hour. And F-1 mechanics work rapidly too. During a Formula One pit stop, a car typically has its four tires changed and is on its way in LESS than four seconds, and an entire front wing can be replaced in around ten seconds. Adding gas to a car during a race is not allowed.

It is widely thought among race fans, that the reason F-1 races have not previously been popular with American fans is that there was not enough passing and close racing among the cars. Once qualifying was over, the races largely amounted to a high speed parade to the finish line. But F-1 has recently begun employing the use of a “drag reduction system” (DRS) device on its cars. It functions by opening a slot in a pursuing car’s rear wing at high speeds, and gives the pursuer an additional speed of ten miles an hour or so. The DRS, can only be used when authorized by race officials, and in specific areas of a track. The result of using the DRS device in F-1 has been many more lead changes and larger crowds. And with the additional popularity – planned changes in TV coverage. F-1 racing will be moving next year from the SPEED channel to the NBC network. Whether this exotic form of motor racing will catch on in America has yet to be seen. Currently, the majority of the F1 fan base is made up of Europeans and Latin Americans, as was clearly evident in the large numbers of international fans attending the initial race in Texas. Americans are used to their NASCAR drivers having southern accents, and looking like they just polished off a large helping of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and cream gravy. For F-1 drivers, however, English is often a second language, and they tend to look more like European jockeys of thoroughbreds who might have a greater appreciation of a fine wine. Further, Formula One’s past is rife with reports of seemingly petty squabbles that have caused bizarre changes in race results and qualifying positions. Americans are not likely to appreciate contests that lack clear-cut reasons for winning or losing. Nevertheless, American promoters are planning for a second F-1 track to be built in New Jersey in 2014. By then we should have a much better understanding as to whether American fans will be drawn to this form of motor racing. So until then, let me say, “Ta ta, old chap, Adieu, and Adios.”

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usually on a two-year waiting list. He will speak about how important it is to build a strong lasting relationship with your sweetheart. A special brisket dinner will be served; some great music is lined up, and a special couple will share testimony of how God has worked in their lives to save their marriage. Don’t forget to RSVP soon for this event! This could be one of the best events you and your sweetheart have ever attended. See you there! Submitted by Ron Masson for Sons of Thunder Southwest Kansas.

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Bring your sweetheart to February’s Sons of Thunder banquet meeting Southwest Kansas Sons of Thunder will meet Tuesday, February 7, at 7:00 p.m. at the Grant County Civic Center, 1000 W. Patterson in Ulysses. Men, bring your sweetheart. The meal and service will be geared toward couples. Please RSVP at, click on the link so they’ll know how many are coming in your group. Bring a bus from your town! The gathering will send you home blessed. Craig Smith will be the speaker. He is an international Christian speaker;

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McLaren.) In as much as the vast majority of Americans are only vaguely familiar with such car names as Ferrari, McLaren, Red Bull, or Williams, we may need to gather a little background information on this most expensive form of motor sports. First of all, there are currently no American drivers in Formula One, nor are there any American cars being manufactured for this form of racing. Very few American drivers have taken part in the sport in the past, and only two – Phil Hill and Mario Andretti – have managed to become world champions of this sixty-year-old sport. The only American built car to win an F-1 race was a Gurney/Weslake Eagle in the Belgian Grand Prix of 1967. And Dan Gurney had to drive the car himself, which was designed and built in his own short-lived company, All American Racers (AAR.) Several years ago, an effort was made to design and build a modern American F-1 car, but it came up short. Thus Americans don’t have a driver or a car of our own to root for, and consequently we can only be observers in this exotic form of motor racing. Americans tend not to be overly fond of statistics, but please hang with me as I cite a few stats that will illustrate the difficulty of fielding a competitive F-1 car. First of all, while Nascar and Indy engines turn at around 10,000 revs a minute, a F-1 car’s engine will need to spin a dizzying 18,000 rpms. Supercharging isn’t allowed, but by turning over so rapidly, the engines generate 800 horsepower out of 150 cubic inches, plus an 80 additional h/p’s which is available in short bursts from the car’s “kinetic energy recovery system” (KERS).

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“Formula One Racing Returns to the USA” In auto racing, there is a new kind of high pitched sound, deep in the heart of Texas. American race fans are used to hearing the hearty bass roars of Ford or Chevy engines on a Nascar oval or the higher toned whine of an Indy car. But the new sound being heard is the high pitched scream of a racing machine whose engine turns over nearly twice as fast – and is several times more expensive. Re-enter Formula One (F-1) racing to the US of A for the ninth time, after a hiatus of several years from this form of racing. But this time, F-1 racing took place on a purpose built F1 track near Austin, Tx. instead of cobbled together road courses. In response to a ground swell of public interest (counting a fellow resident and myself, the total was two uninformed souls), something had to be done. So I decided to try my hand at some (ahem) investigative reporting, and headed for Texas. The initial event for the United States Grand Prix was November 16 -18, and was a complete sell-out. It attracted over 120,000 fans in person, and was seen on TV by (make a note of this) no less than a BILLION people world wide. The Austin Grand Prix was won by Briton Lewis Hamilton, who was driving a McLaren/ Mercedes (a McLaren car powered by a Mercedes engine.) Second place went to Austrian Sebastian Vettel, who drove a Red Bull/Renault, and third place went to Spaniard Fernando Alonzo, driving a Ferrari. (The following week, Sebastian Vettel clinched the world championship by finishing sixth in the Grand Prix of Brazil. The Brazilian race was won by Briton Jenson Button, driving a

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$ 60 Morgan and Grant Niehues dote on baby sister Madison Rose. Grant and Morgan Niehues would like to announce the birth of their sister, Madison Rose. Madison was born at 8:00 a.m., October 19, 2012, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal. She weighed eight pounds and nine ounces and was 21 1/4 inches long. Madison's parents are Brad and Jamie Niehues of Hugoton. Maternal grandparents are Greg and Sherry

Morris of Hugoton. Paternal grandparents are Steve and Jody Niehues of Topeka. Maternal great grandparents are the late Harry and Mary Beth Morris and Ernest “Dutch” and DonEtta Moser all of Hugoton. Paternal great grandparents are Mary Niehues and the late Robert Sr. Niehues and Mary Ann Schmitz and the late Ambrose Schmitz all of Seneca.

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Eagles just can’t keep up with Cowboys It was a long ride home for the Eagles from Goodland Friday night after losing to the Cowboys, 45 to 53. Hugoton got into foul trouble early in the first half causing several players to watch from the bench. The Eagles got off to a slow start in the first half trailing by 11. The second half didn't go much better for the Eagles as they continued to trail the Cowboys. By the end of the third quarter, Jeison Rodriguez had fouled out and the Eagles were down by 13. Fourth quarter was a fast paced one with Hugoton cutting the Cowboys’ lead down to eight. Hugoton got the ball on the jump and after a minute of play Henry Vila scored the first two points of the game. Villa would score one more time during the quarter along with a shot from AJ Scott. When the quarter ended Hugoton was down 6 to 13. Goodland brought the ball in to start the second quarter. It took three minutes before Kellen Watkins was able to add two points for the Eagles. Hugoton ended the first half

adding 13 points for a first half score of 19. Goodland added 17 points extending the lead and ending the first half with 30 points. The second half started with Goodland bringing in the ball. The Cowboys made it on the board quickly and were able to hold Hugoton from scoring for two minutes. Scott got his break cutting inside and scoring the first points of the second half for the Eagles. Hugoton scored once more before Rodriguez fouled out. Scott and Ross Davis each scored before the quarter ended. The Eagles were down by 13 heading into the final quarter. Hugoton shortened the gap in the fourth quarter. Goodland added two points before Kolton Decker scored a twopoint shot for the Eagles. Scott was next to score when he hit a three-point shot from the left side. Yates Sutton and Ulises Armendariz added points before Ross Davis fouled out with 23 seconds left in the game. Armendariz scored one last basket before the game ended.

AJ Scott guards his opponent during the varsity boys’ game against Ulysses at home Tuesday.

Jeison Rodriguez goes up for the shot during the varsity boys’ game here against Ulysses. The Ulysses Tiger tries for the block. Rodriguez scored seven points during the game.

BayLee Hoskinson works to keep the ball away from the Lady Wildcat during the varsity girls’ game against Ulysses.

Wrestling V at Hays; TBA Monday, January 21 Middle School Basketball vs. Ken Henderson - Seventh grade at Home Eighth grade at Ken Henderson; 4:00 p.m. Thursday, January 24 Middle School Basketball vs. Liberal West - Seventh grade at Liberal West Eighth grade at home; 4:00 p.m.

Hugoton girls’ basketball team members cheer on the varsity boys during the match at Goodland Friday. The cheerleaders were unable to attend the game and the basketball girls filled in for them.

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Rivalry leads to exciting action on home court The Eagles played the Ulysses Tigers Friday night on Hugoton’s home court. It was a close game throughout the first three quarters with both teams staying within four points of each other. Hugoton led by three in the first quarter then trailed by one in the second. By the end of the third quarter Hugoton was down by four. The Eagles lost steam in the final quarter, not hitting as many shots and allowing Ulysses to race by them. By the time the final buzzer sounded Ulysses had jumped to an eleven point lead to take the win, 30 to 41. Ross Davis and Tate Annis of Ulysses went to the center circle to jump to start the game. Ulysses got the ball on the tip off and scored the first points of the game with a slam dunk. Jeison Rodriguez answered the Tigers score with a hard drive inside the lane for the Eagles’ first two points. Two and a half minutes remained in the quarter when AJ Scott scored a three-point basket putting the Eagles in the lead by one. Henry Villa scored one more basket, ending the quarter with the Eagles leading 11 to 8. Jeison Rodriguez passed the ball in to Scott to start the second quarter. One minute and thirty seconds had gone by when Ulysses hit a second three-point basket putting them in the lead. Hugoton continued to answer the Tigers with points of their own but the turning point of the game had been marked. The Eagles ended the first half down by one, 17 to18. It was Ulysses turn to send

the ball in to start the quarter, and they were the first to score. The Eagles scored five points in the third quarter while giving up eight to the visiting team. The Eagles, up until the fourth and final quarter began, had played a close game answering the Tigers points with points of their own. Scott threw the ball in to Logan Frederick to start the game but it was Ulysses getting the first two points on free throws. The Tigers hammered the home team, wearing them down quickly. Hugoton continued to work hard but was not able to get the ball inside the lane for a basket. Ulysses added 14 points in the final quarter while holding the Eagles to only eight. Frederick scored the last points of the game when he hit a three-point basket with less than three seconds remaining in the quarter. Overall this was a well played game by both teams. Both teams worked the ball well in the first three quarters and were able to make some critical baskets at times. In the last quarter, Ulysses began attacking the Eagles’ offense - shacking up the plays and keeping the Eagles from hitting baskets. The Tigers hit five baskets and four free throws while keeping the Eagles away from their goal. Hugoton hit two two-point baskets and one three-point shot along with a free throw. Despite the nine-point difference the Eagles and the Tigers were pretty equally matched. This was a fun game to watch giving fans on both sides something to cheer about.

Hugoton’s JV Eagles fight hard against Goodland’s JV

Sports Schedule Thursday, January 17 High School Basketballat Colby Orange & Black; TBA Friday, January 18 Wrestling V at Hays; 3:00 p.m. High School Basketball at Colby Orange & Black; TBA Saturday, January 19 High School Basketball at Colby Orange & Black; TBA

Yates Sutton tries to prevent the Ulysses Tiger from passing the ball to his teammate. Sutton is a junior on the varsity basketball team.

Tigers submit to JV Eagles Tuesday The JV Eagles hosted Ulysses Tuesday, January 8. Hugoton had to work hard but the effort was worth it taking the win, 37 to 34. Ulises Armendariz was the Eagles’ high scorer hitting three two-point shots and three of his four free throws. Alex Gonzales was 50 percent shooting three out of six two-point shots. Parker Titus attempted two three-point shots along with a three-point shot attempt by Rance Ralstin. Unfortunately neither shooter scored a three-point shot. In contrast, Ulysses attempted 17 three-point shots

hitting four. The Tigers only had one player score seven points while the other players did not score over five each. The Eagle defense worked well throughout the game while hitting most of their shots from inside the lane while Ulysses scored from all around the key.

Sports by Reece McDaniels

The JV Eagles battled the JV Cowboys at Goodland Friday night. Both teams started slow with Hugoton taking the lead by two going into the second quarter. Goodland picked up the pace in the second quarter adding 18 points while holding the Eagles to one free throw. The Eagles came back in the third quarter, adding eight but they couldn’t slow the Cowboys’ momentum. By the end of the final quarter, Goodland had taken the win 37 to 51. Goodland got the ball on the jump and was first to score. Hugoton soon tied the score with a basket from Parker Titus. The Cowboys gradually pulled ahead of the Eagles until Kellen Watkins tied the game up once more with less than two minutes left in the quarter. Ecxon Vila put the Hugoton team in the lead by two when he made his shot with a minute left in the first quarter. That quarter belonged to the Eagles - they led 10 to 8 going into the second quarter. Goodland pulled ahead early in the second quarter and didn’t let the Eagles score any baskets in the quarter. One free throw equaled all the points

scored by Hugoton, coming from Alex Gonzales with two minutes left in the first half. A half time score of 11 to 26 left the Eagles a lot of points to make up in the second half. Hugoton got on the board with eight more points in the third quarter. Alex Duarte scored the first two points for the Eagles early in the quarter. After seven minutes of play Hugoton had added six points. Rance Ralston dropped the ball through the hoop before the quarter ended, giving the Eagles 19 points to Goodland’s 41. The final quarter was the best quarter for the Eagles. Adding 18 points in the quarter to the Eagles’ side of the scoreboard, Hugoton gave up ten to Goodland. The big quarter reduced the gap to 14 but wasn't enough to win. Duarte scored the first two points in the quarter for the Eagles assisted by Ulises Armendariz. Titus was the next Hugoton player to add points to the scoreboard, again assisted by Armendariz. As time ticked away Hugoton was able to score one last basket by Watkins. The Eagles gave it a great try but just couldn't get the game to turn their way.

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Lady Eagles soar over Cowgirls The Lady Eagles showed little mercy Friday night at Goodland against the Cowgirls. From start to finish the Hugoton girls scored point after point while holding the Goodland girls from their goal. Taking the lead early, Hugoton finished the first half nine points ahead of Goodland. A big third quarter and a well played final quarter ended in another win for the Lady Eagles. "It took some time to warm up and get over being sick but we are always able to come out

in the third and fourth quarter and do well," said number 22, Nicole Kinser. Final score was Lady Eagles 52, Cowgirls 38. Hugoton scored fifteen points in the first quarter coming mostly from three-point shots. Rylie Sosa and Ana Pena scored the three-point shots and Chastity Parsons scored the only two-point basket in the quarter. The rest of the points were from free throws. Goodland scored eight points in the first quarter.

Estefani Armendariz, Nicole Kinser and Chastity Parsons try to block out the Ulysses girls during the game at home Tuesday night. The girls won the game 60-29.

Wyatt Angell wrestles in the in the ten and under division and earns first place at Garden City. The grappler competes for the Hugoton Wrestling Club. Photo courtesy of Carla Kerbow.

It seemed the second quarter was more evenly matched as far as points goes. Pena added another three-point basket and Estefani Armendariz scored a two-point basket from under the goal. Hugoton added another nine points, giving them 24 at half time. Goodland added seven points to their side of the scoreboard for a half time score of 15. The Lady Eagles were warmed up and shooting well in the third quarter, adding 17 points. Parsons led her team with three baskets and two free throws. Pena added her third three-point basket along with points from Kinser and Armendariz and Josie Mueller. Goodland also had a good third quarter scoring 11 points. Goodland did not want to lose and came out stronger in the fourth quarter. The Cowgirls added 12 points in a hard fought battle against the Lady Eagles. Hugoton slowed their pace in the final quarter and concentrated on making the plays and their shots. Baylee Hoskinson and Kinser scored all but two points which came from free throws by Parsons. Hugoton added 11 points but ended the battle victorious. This win brought the Lady Eagles overall record to 7 and 2 and their GWAC record to 3 and 1. Hugoton will travel to Colby this week to play in a three-day tournament.

Sports by Reece McDaniels

Rylie Sosa shoots two free throws during the game against Ulysses at home Tuesday. Sosa

shot three three-point shots during the game.

Ladies smash through Ulysses’ defense to score 60 The Lady Eagles met the Ulysses Lady Tigers at home Friday night. For Hugoton fans it was an exciting game with the Lady Eagles easily winning with a 60 to 29 score. The game started slow with Hugoton tailing by one at the end of the first quarter. Ten seconds into the second quarter, the Lady Eagles took the lead and that was the last time Ulysses was even close. By half time, Hugoton had doubled the Lady Tigers’ score and by the end of the game the Lady Eagles had jumped so far ahead of Ulysses it was definitely an easy win for the home team. Nicole Kinser started the game by tipping the ball to the Lady Eagles’ side of the court. Chastity Parsons was the first player to score hitting a free throw. As the first quarter progressed, both teams had the ball often but found it hard to score. The quarter ended with Hugoton scoring seven points, trailing the Lady Tigers by one. The turning point of this

game came ten seconds into the second quarter. Hugoton had possession of the ball and after throwing the ball in, Parsons nailed a two-point basket, giving the lead back to Hugoton. The Lady Eagles continued to score while denying Ulysses the opportunity. Parsons, Kinser and Riley Sosa were the three main shooters during the second quarter, adding 21 points between them. Estefani Armendariz added a twopoint shot from under the basket to help bring the half time total to 30. Ulysses added five points in the quarter. The Lady Tigers brought the ball in to start the second half and was the first team to score with a free throw thirty seconds into the quarter. It wasn't until three minutes had gone by before Armendariz put Hugoton’s first points of the half on the scoreboard. Both teams struggled to hit their shots, and up until the clock read 3:13, all points had come

from free throws. Kinser broke this slow-paced method of scoring by making a layup. Thirteen seconds later, Parsons stole the ball and raced down court for another two points for Hugoton. This exciting trend continued to the end of the third quarter. The Lady Eagles had a big lead by now, 44 to 20, going into the final quarter. Ana Pena sent the ball in to Parsons to start the fourth quarter. Hugoton didn't score, turning the ball over to Ulysses. The Lady Tigers added five points in the first three minutes while holding the Lady Eagles to two points. In true form of this Lady Eagles’ team, the girls picked up the pace and took control of the ball for the remaining five minutes. “Our team has come a long way from the last couple of years,” said number 21, Ana Pena. “I think we have been doing very well and we played really hard,” she added.

In the six and under division of the Hugoton Wrestling Club, Carter McClure receives a second place medal at Garden City. Photo courtesy of Carla Kerbow.

Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Hugoton Middle School West Gym All boys and girls ages 10-14 and 9 and under. Gym will be open at 1:00 p.m. for practice and registration. Participants should enter through the south gym doors.

For more entry information contact

Will Schnittker at 544-2963

Knights of Columbus

Isaac Martin wins places second at the SW Grappler Open in Garden City Saturday. He wrestles in the six and under division. Photo courtesy of Carla Kerbow.

During the SW Grappler Open in Garden City, Cole Martin wins third place in the 12 and under division. Photo courtesy of Carla Kerbow.

Young wrestlers represent Hugoton at Garden City tournament The Hugoton Wrestling Club took 24 wrestlers to participate in the SW Grappler Open Saturday, January 12. The tournament took place at Garden City Community College. In the six and under division, eight wrestlers worked hard in each of their weight classes. Bryan Montoya took home a first place medal. Carter McClure, Thomas

Hugoton Recreation Commission’s

2013 Who: Anyone wanting to be healthier and get in shape. When: Register by Friday, January 18th at Hugoton Recreation Commission. Weigh-In: Monday, January 21st starting at 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Where do we sign up: Sign up at Hugoton Recreation Commission 211 S. Madison Why: Pairs participating to lose weight, become healthy, and feel good about yourself. All participants are eligible to win prizes. Goal: Becoming a healthier, happier you! Duration: Program will last for 9 weeks with prizes going to Men and Women for total pounds lost and total percentage weight lost. cost: $60 a pair Pick up registration packets at Hugoton Recreation Commission, 211 S. Madison. For more information or questions, call 544-4675.

Willis, Ty Burnett and Isaac Martin each took home second place medals and Cooper Giudicy took home a fourth place medal. Others participating in this division were Cameron Persing and Corbin Nix. In the eight and under division, six wrestlers competed in different weight classes. Carson Chamberlain and Adam Mendoza took home second place medals. Conder DeVaughan and Zevin Littell took home third place medals. Others who participated in this division were Zachary Willis and Ryle Riddlesperger. In the ten and under division, only three wrestlers competed. Wyatt Angell earned a first place medal, Michael Mendoza earned a second place medal and Riggs Martin earned a fourth place medal. In the 12 and under division, six wrestlers competed to earn medals. Bradan Slemp earned a first place medal. Dawson Kerbow, Manny Mendoza and Weston

Maravilla earned second place medals. Cole Martin earned a third place medal and Zayden Littell earned a fourth place medal. Pedro Ordonez was Hugoton’s only wrestler in the 14 and under division and he

placed first in his weight class. The wrestlers were fearless competitors and did a great job. Next week’s tournament will be in Hutchinson. Good luck and safe travels to those who will compete!

BOYS BRACKET – 28TH Annual Paul Wintz / Tom Bowen Orange and Black Basketball Classic -- 2013 January 19 !





January 18 !



January 17

January 18

January 19

Hays (6-0) 3:00 @ HS Burlington (0-6)

3:00 @ HS

8:15 @ CB Colby (0-5) 8:15 @ CB McCook (6-2)

2:00 @ HS

8:15 @ CB Palmer Ridge (4-3)

4th Place


6:30 @ HS Hugoton (2-4) 6:30 @ HS

4:45 @ CB Liberal (2-5) 4:45 @ CB Wichita West (1-4)

12:00 @ CB

4:00 @ CB

7th Place

3rd Place

LEGEND: HS - High School -- CB - Community Building

GIRLS BRACKET – 28TH Annual Paul Wintz / Tom Bowen Orange and Black Basketball Classic -- 2013 January 19 !





January 18 !



January 17

January 18

January 19

McCook (9-2) 4:45 @ HS Beloit (1-4)

4:45 @ HS

6:30 @ CB Colby (3-2) 6:30 @ CB Burlington (0-6)

2:00 @ CB

6:00 @ CB Palmer Ridge (6-1)

4th Place


8:15 @ HS

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3:00 @ CB Liberal (3-5) 3:00 @ CB Scott City (1-3)

12:00 @ HS

4:00 @ HS

3rd Place

7th Place LEGEND: HS - High School -- CB - Community Building

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Kochia Control in Corn and Grain Sorghum Producers should start this winter in planning their program for controlling kochia in corn and grain sorghum. The spread of glyphosate-resistant kochia populations throughout western Kansas, and the difficulty growers have had controlling these populations, suggest that perhaps control measures should begin prior to emergence of kochia. Huge flushes of kochia emerge in late March and into April. Applying 16 ounce/acre of Clarity/Banvel/generic dicamba with a pound of atrazine around mid-March, before the kochia has emerged, could provide significant control of early flushes of kochia. The addition of 2,4-D will help control winter annual mustards that have emerged. This will make subsequent kochia control measures discussed in this article more effective. When treating kochia with burndown or in-crop herbicides, spray early when the plants are about one to three inches tall. Control in Corn Kochia control in corn should always include a burndown application in April, shortly after the first kochia has emerged. A combination of glyphosate and dicamba will control small kochia, and almost all other existing weeds and grasses, at that time. If producers wait until later so they can apply the burndown and preemergence herbicide in the same application, the kochia will be larger and they may not get complete kochia control. If that occurs, the surviving plants will go on to cause problems throughout the growing season. Tillage prior to planting in a conventional till system can also be very effective. The label for Clarity states that no more than 32 ounce/acre can be applied per season. If eight-16 ounce/acre is applied in March as an early preplant and eight ounce/acre is applied as a burndown ahead of corn or sorghum planting, that still allows for an eight ounce application in-crop, which is often more than what is used in-crop. After the early April burndown treatment, the next step would be to use a preemergence herbicide. Atrazine, or a product containing atrazine, should be included with this application. Even if there are triazineresistant populations of kochia present, atrazine will still help control a number of other weed species. Good options to include in a preemergence application for control of kochia (and other weeds) include: *A chloroacetamide/atrazine premix. Examples of chloroacetamide-atrazine premixes in-

clude Bicep II Magnum, Cinch ATZ, Guardsman Max, Propel ATZ, Bullet, Harness Xtra, Keystone, Volley ATZ, FulTime, and others. New options in this class of herbicides that could be used include Zidua and Anthem plus atrazine or Anthem ATZ, which has atrazine included. The active ingredient, pyroxasulfone, in these herbicides has the best activity on kochia of the choroacetamides. If triazine-resistant kochia is present, then one of the other options below would be the better choice. *An HPPD herbicide. Examples of HPPD herbicides include Lexar EZ or Lumax EZ (premixes of Callisto, Dual II Magnum, and atrazine), Corvus (a premix of Balance Flexx and thiencarbazone methyl), and Balance Flexx. Corvus and Balance Flexx should be mixed with atrazine. *Verdict, which is a Kixorpowered combination of Sharpen and Outlook herbicides, has activity; however, the residual may be a little too short. Verdict should be mixed with atrazine. Balance Flexx, and Corvus cannot be applied on coarsetextured soils with shallow (25 feet or less) groundwater. Always consult the labels for details. If kochia becomes a problem after the corn has emerged, there are several postemergence herbicide options. In Roundup Ready corn, glyphosate should be used even though resistant populations of kochia may be present. It is also a good idea to add one or more herbicides with a different mode of action to the glyphosate. This will not only help control any glyphosate-resistant populations present, but will also help prevent the development of glyphosate-resistant populations of kochia where such populations do not yet exist. Possible glyphosate tankmix partners would include Status, Impact/Armezon, Callisto, Laudis, Starane, Starane NXT, or Starane Ultra. If an HPPDcontaining herbicide was used in the preemergence application (Lexar, Lumax, Corvus, or Balance Flexx), it would be a good idea not to use this mode of action in the postemergence treatment to help reduce the chances of HPPD-resistant weeds developing. Another option in Roundup Ready corn is Halex GT plus atrazine. Halex GT is a premix consisting of a high rate of glyphosate, Dual II Magnum, and Callisto. Atrazine should be added to this product to get the best season-long control of kochia. With Impact, Callisto, Capreno, and Laudis, producers should include a half-pound of atrazine. In conventional corn, any of those postemergence herbicides

mentioned above as tankmix partners with glyphosate can also be used alone, without the glyphosate tankmix partner. Halex GT cannot be used on conventional corn since it contains glyphosate. Liberty can also be used as a postemergence treatment if the corn is Liberty Link. Liberty alone will not control kochia, however. For kochia control, Liberty should be tankmixed with Status or other more effective postemergence products. It should be noted that Balance Flexx and Corvus can be applied either preemergence or postemergence up through the two-leaf stage of corn. If applied postemergence to corn, Balance Flexx and Corvus must be applied with atrazine only. No glyphosate or other adjuvants can be used. These products can do an excellent job of controlling kochia throughout the season if they are tankmixed with at least one pound/acre of atrazine. These products require moisture for soil activation, however they do have foliar activity. Lumax EZ and Lexar EZ, which are best used as preemergence treatments, can also be applied early postemergence up to 12-inch corn when weeds are very small. Although waiting until this stage before application may work for controlling kochia, it is risky. Also, to get adequate grass control, these products must be applied preemergence to the grass. Control in Grain Sorghum There are fewer herbicide options for controlling kochia in grain sorghum than in corn, although there is a wider window available for sorghum than corn to make burndown applications prior to planting. Grain sorghum is planted later than corn, allowing more flushes of early-emerged kochia to be controlled with burndown treatments. Effectiveness of control during this time period is essential as in-crop options become limited. This later planting of sorghum relative to corn requires producers to make two burndown applications of glyphosate-plus-dicamba before planting. This will control the largest two flushes of kochia emergence of the season. Producers who take advantage of this opportunity often have very good kochia control, although glyphosate-resistant kochia could complicate the issue. Producers who try to cut corners and do not control the early flushes of kochia when they have a chance often have problems with kochia in their sorghum later in the season.

To get the best control of kochia with the burndown treatments of glyphosate and dicamba, the kochia should be sprayed when plants are two to four inches tall and actively growing. Kochia plants one inch tall or less that have not started to elongate and plants taller than six inches often are more difficult to control, especially under conditions of environmental stress. If a flush of kochia emerges close to the time of grain sorghum planting, producers could combine a burndown treatment with a preemergence herbicide such as a chloroacetamide/ atrazine premix, Lexar EZ, or Lumax EZ. Another option for burndown and early season residual control of kochia prior to emergence of sorghum would be Sharpen or Verdict. Sharpen provides no grass control. Methylated seed oil should be added to Sharpen for optimal burndown activity. Sharpen can be used at the two ounce rate in sorghum. Verdict would provide some residual grass control. However, at the ten-ounce rate, it should be combined with G-Max Lite or Guardsman Max for improved residual weed control. If a flush of kochia reaches four to six inches in height and grain sorghum planting is still a week or more away, producers should strongly consider making a burndown treatment before sorghum planting while the kochia is controllable, and then making the preemergence application as a separate treatIf a postemergence ment. application becomes necessary in grain sorghum, good options include Huskie+atrazine+AMS, dicamba+atrazine or Staranecontaining products. If Starane is used, it would be best to add a half-pound of atrazine. Curtis Thompson, Extension Agronomy State Leader and Weed Management Specialist Phil Stahlman, Weed Scientist, K-State Agricultural Research Center-Hays Dallas Peterson, Weed Management Specialist

Jacob Bell gives his project talk on Leather Crafts at the Wranglers 4-H club meeting.




The GREAT Annual Farm Filter Sale Attention farmers and ranchers in Hugoton, Kansas. Southwest Kansas Sales is having a huge sale just for you! On February 4th-16th, 2013, you can SAVE BIG on all CARQUEST premium blue oil, air, fuel, hydraulic and cabin air filters! For more information call the store. CARQUEST filters work as hard as you do, from sun-up to sun-down, and so do the savings we have for you on premium blue filters during our CARQUEST Farm and Ranch Filter Sale.

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Wranglers 4-H club enjoys refreshments during the January meeting.

Wranglers discuss County Club Days Happy New Year! The meeting of the Wrangler’s 4-H club was called to order by President Kole Kahl January 7, 2013. Flag Salute leaders were Grace Dillinger, Nick Gold, and Jewels Kraisinger. Roll Call was answered with “What is the most unusual gift you have ever received for Christmas?” All officers gave their reports. Business was Club Days. County Club Days will be February 2 at the Hugoton Middle School. The club rehearsed some motions for the model meeting at Club Days including “Point of Order”, “Amending the Main Motion”,

“To Lay on the Table”, “Previous Question”, “Amending the Main Motion/Division of the House”, and “Refer to a Committee.” Jacob Bell gave a project talk on the tools used for Leather Craft and how you do Leather Craft. Jacob Bell was in charge of recreation. He led a game called “4-H Charades.” The game is just Charades but you do 4-H related things. Vice President Nick Gold gave the overview of the next month’s meeting. Refreshments were served by the Hinds and Gooch families. Submitted by Jacob Bell.

Roybal graduates from basic training Air Force Airman Zackery C. Roybal graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Tx. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program including training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Roybal earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Richard Roybal of Hugoton and Samantha Hancock of Hoyt. The airman is a 2012 graduate of Royal Valley High School in Hoyt.

Airman Zackery C. Roybal

HMS announces first semester honor rolls Hugoton Middle School has released the honor rolls for the first semester of the 2012-2013 school year. Seventh graders named to the second nine weeks’ Eagle Honor Roll are Britta Beesley, Mitchell Hamlin, Marlyn Heger, Dallie Hoskinson, Caitlin Kiley, Caitlin Lewis, Eric Perry , Celeste Romero, Rodrigo Sanchez and Madison Shuck. Seventh graders named to the second nine weeks’ Red & White Honor Roll are Marcos Baeza, Sky Burgess, Abraham Garcia, Laney Hoskinson, Nathan Leininger, Nick Mahan, Jacob Neufeld and JoHanna Rawlins. Seventh graders on the second nine weeks’ Honorable Mention Honor Roll are Henry Beesley, Brennon Featherston, Jaysa Featherston and Claire Lewis. Eighth graders named to the second nine weeks’ Eagle Honor Roll are Jaqueline Armendariz, Dale Hunter, Valentino Degollado, Emma French, Yaczeny Gastelum, Roman Lindstrom, Bernabe Mendoza, Elias Mendoza, Pedro Ordonez and Amy Scott. Eighth graders named to the second nine weeks’ Red & White Honor Roll are Bridget Aguilera, Zeida Betance, Romano Burger, Katy Heger,

Zack Leininger, Logan Mangels and Brecklyn Stump. Eighth graders on the second nine weeks’ Honorable Mention Honor Roll are Daniel Bustillos, Sarai Chavez, Benjamin Cabrera, Melissa Fabela, Luis Flores, Kyra Kalani and Miguel Martinez. Seventh graders earning the distinction of placement on the first semester Eagle Honor Roll are Britta Beesley, Mitchell Hamlin, Marlyn Heger, Dallie Hoskinson, Eric Perry, Celeste Romero, Rodrigo Sanchez and Madison Shuck. Seventh graders named to the first semester Red & White Honor Roll are Marcos Baeza, Sky Burgess, Abraham Garcia, Caitlin Kiley, Nathan Leininger, Caitlin Lewis, Claire Lewis, Nick Mahan, Jacob Neufeld and JoHanna Rawlins. Seventh graders on the first semester Honorable Mention Honor Roll are Jaysa Featherston and Laney Hoskinson. Eighth graders earning a place on the first semester Eagle Honor Roll are Bridget Aguilera, Jaqueline Armendariz, Romano Burger, Dale Hunter, Valentino Degollado, Emma French, Yaczeny Gastelum, Katy Heger, Zack Leininger, Logan Mangels,

P lease Adopt Me! Tay’sia would like a forever family home that includes some older siblings. Tay’sia enjoys playing on the computer and playing video games. Her other hobbies include reading, singing and gymnastics. Tay’sia will tell you her favorite class at school is English; she loves learning new things. Tay’sia says that when she grows up she would like to travel and be able to eat lunch in a tree house. Tay’sia would like her forever family to be patient, have lots of love, and be consistent. To learn more about adoption visit www.adoptk-

Tay’sia, age 14 or call 877-4575430. Tay’sia’s case number is 101225.

Weather Watch Tuesday, January 8

Saturday, January 12

Low - 28˚ High - 51˚

Low - 18˚ High - 30˚

Wind speed - 20 Wind gust - 24

Wind speed - 20 Wind gust - 24

Wednesday, January 9

Sunday, January 13

Low - 24˚ High - 53˚ Wind speed - 12 Wind gust - NA

Low - 13˚ High - 28˚ Wind speed - 17 Wind gust - 21

Thursday, January 10

Monday, January 14

Low - 35˚ High - 43˚ Wind speed - 17 Wind gust - NA

Low - 14˚ High - 33˚ Wind speed - 22 Wind gust - 31

Friday, January 11

Wind speed is shown in MPH.

Low - 28˚ High - 61˚ Wind speed - 47 Wind gust - 61

Weather data is taken from the Aviation Weather System at the Hugoton Municipal Airport.

Bernabe Mendoza, Elias Mendoza, Pedro Ordonez and Amy Scott. Eight graders named to the first semester Red & White Honor Roll are Daniel Bustillos, Benjamin Cabrera, Roman Lindstrom and Brecklyn Stump. Eighth graders on the first semester Honorable Mention Honor Roll are Montana Beesley, Zeida Betance, Sarai Chavez, Jessica Maciel, Miguel Martinez and Hannah Rodriguez. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

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AG Schmidt asks High Court to uphold DNA collection Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced recently he has joined attorneys general from across the nation in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm a state’s authority to collect DNA samples from suspects arrested for violent crimes. The high court will hear arguments next month over the constitutionality of collecting DNA samples from individuals who have been arrested for violent crimes but who are not yet convicted. State attorneys general, in a brief filed last week, argued DNA collection laws serve an important public safety function and are constitutional. All 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico joined in urging the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision that struck down a Maryland DNA-collection law. Kansas is one of 28 states that, by state law, collect DNA samples from certain violent crime suspects at the time of arrest for use in a forensic identification database. “The DNA database is a valuable tool to help protect our communities against repeat offenders,” Schmidt said. “Kansans have determined that collecting DNA at the time of arrest will help solve violent crimes more

quickly, and we are strongly defending the authority of our state to make that decision.” The state attorneys general argue that use of DNA databases improves the ability of law enforcement agencies to solve crime, while helping to minimize the number of innocent persons being investigated for crimes they

did not commit. The states said an adverse Supreme Court decision also would jeopardize the constitutionality of fingerprinting and collection of other identifying information about criminal defendants at the time of arrest, practices that have been in place for decades. The case is Maryland v. King.

Main ARTery hosts local artists in “See What I Hear” exhibit Each year artists from the Southwest Kansas area are invited to enter an art competition based on a common theme. These themes are selected to reflect topics of particular interest in the Southwest Kansas area. This is the seventh year the Main ARTery has hosted this art competition. The theme selected this year is "See What I Hear," focusing on sound. The cooperative artists of the Main ARTery are being inspired by Leonardo da Vinci in his theory that sound, as it washes over all things, unites them. Inspiration is also found in Wassily Kandinsky, who was known to play music and paint what he heard. You will see much of Kandinsky's influence in the window decor, postcard and marketing geared toward this event. Artists over the age of 18

are invited to enter one or two pieces of artwork at the Main ARTery between January 19 and 26 during regular business hours. The public is invited to attend a reception located at the Main ARTery, 103 S. Main, Ulysses, Kansas, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. February 23, where prizes will be awarded. Artists interested in participating in the “See What I Hear” show can contact Jeani Gustafson at the Main ARTery for entry forms at 620424-3828, or come to the Main ARTery at 103 S. Main in Ulysses and pick one up. The Gallery can also be contacted through their website The “See What I Hear” exhibition will be showing from January 28 through February 23, 2013.

SOCIAL SECURITY NEWS By Rich Fowler Social Security Operations Supervisor in Dodge City

MYTHS ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY Like any other successful and long-standing program or organization, there are a number of myths surrounding Social Security. Some of them are grounded in truth but just slightly misconstrued. Others are completely out of line with the truth. Let’s take a look at a few. Myth 1: Social Security is just a retirement program. Social Security is more than a retirement program. It provides benefits to retirees, survivors, and people with disabilities who can no longer work. In fact, almost seven million disabled workers and nearly two million of their dependents get Social Security disability benefits. Six and a half million dependents of deceased workers (including two million children) get Social Security survivors benefits. Social Security is more than just retirement. Myth 2: I don’t need to save because Social Security will take care of me when I’m retired. Social Security was never intended to be a person’s sole income in retirement; it should be combined with pension income and personal savings and investments. Your Social Security Statement, available at www.socialsecu, is a great place to get an idea of what to expect during retirement. You can also visit our Retirement Estimator at www.socialse mator. Myth 3: If I work after I retire, I’ll be penalized. Once you reach your full retirement age, there is no penalty and no limit on the amount you can earn. You can determine your full retirement age by visiting www. retirecharted.htm. The earnings limit for workers who are younger than "full" retirement age (age 66 for people born in 1943 through 1954) is $15,120 in 2013. (We deduct

$1 from benefits for each $2 earned over $15,120.) The earnings limit for people turning 66 in 2013 is $40,080. (We deduct $1 from benefits for each $3 earned over $40,080 until the month the worker turns age 66.) Keep in mind that if we withhold some of your benefits due to work, we will re-compute your monthly benefit amount when you reach full retirement age to account for those months that we withheld your benefit. There is no limit on earnings for workers who are full retirement age or older for the entire year. Myth 4: To apply for benefits or do business with Social Security, I need to go to an office. Not only is this false, but we encourage you to do business with us the most convenient and fastest way: at At our Web site, you can apply for benefits, use our Retirement Planner, get an estimate of your benefits, request a replacement Medicare card, and much more. You’ll find it all along with answers to your questions - at www.socialse

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COMING CAMERA CLUB Sponsored by Hugoton Recreation Commission I want to organize a camera club in Hugoton. The primary purpose of the camera club would be to build friendships between people with a common interest, photography. We would meet once a month on the third Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Recreation Center at 304 East Third Street. Each month we would have a subject, for example waterfowl, or automobiles, or agriculture and we would encourage our members to take photographs. Then at the meeting we would have a contest and select the best. I think that we could persuade the Newspaper to print our winners. We would join a large group of camera clubs called the North Central Camera Club Council (n4c). This group consists or about 40 camera clubs in Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. They have monthly contests to select winners in Prints, digital photographs and slides. We could enter these contests. We could have guest speakers, movies, etc. to learn more about photography. We would encourage our members to enter fairs and online contests. We would have a monthly newsletter to keep our members informed. From time to time we could take field trips. Lowell Stanley, Box 52, Moscow Ks. 67952 Phone: 620-598-2914 • Email:

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GasBuddy evaluates gas prices

Nathaniel Eshbaugh is Heritage Christian Academy's Student of the Month. Nathaniel is the son of Mike and Debbie Eshbaugh.

For six of the last seven years U.S. retail gasoline prices have risen from Christmas Day to mid-January but this year could run counter to that trend. “That’s because of the massive buildup in gasoline inventory just announced by the U.S. Department of Energy’s weekly petroleum report. With an increase over the previous month of 16.1 million barrels (+7%) gasoline inventory now exceeds the highest level reached during 2012 and is at the highest point recorded since February 2011,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst, “Gasoline inventories ended the year with the highest December level ever, and obviously we’ve added significantly to that, so for that reason we could see many markets remain flat or even decline slightly over the next week to two weeks,” says DeHaan. “You could say it’s the calm before the storm that arrives every spring.” “Having said that, we are confident that our overall forecast for 2013 and specifically for January will prove accurate, with the U.S. national average projected to be in a range from $3.21 to

$3.43, with a median price at $3.29 per gallon, he noted. Earlier this week GasBuddy released its ‘GasBuddy Fuel Price Outlook 2013’ http://www.scribd. com/doc/119477611/2013Forecast which offers month-by month projections for the U.S. national average as well as the peak price ranges forecast for 21 select U.S. cities. “We’re proud of the reputation for accuracy our annual projections have recorded and earned and encourage anyone whose business is impacted by transportation costs to keep this report available to help see what lies ahead,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst, “It’s especially important to recognize the key periods when seasonal volatility is most prominent and this forecast identifies and explains those time frames.” “Our Fuel Price Outlook for 2013 also includes projections for diesel fuel which we know is critical for commercial vehicle operators, fleet management and budget planning in both the public and private sectors,” adds GasBuddy’s Gregg Laskoski. Submitted by GasBuddy.

SCCC/ATS announces fall 2012 honor rolls Seward County Community College/Area Technical School has named its fall 2012 semester President’s Honor Roll, Dean’s Honor Roll and Part-time Dean’s Honor Roll. Students who complete at least 15 credit hours in courses numbered 100 and above and maintain a grade point average of 4.0 shall be eligible for the President’s


Honor Roll. Students from Hugoton making the President’s Honor Roll are Sharon Gonzalez, Cassandra Quillen, Dario Salcedo, Manuel Bustillos, Miranda Ramsey and Osman Rodriguez. Gloria Fisher of Moscow was also listed on the President’s Honor Roll. The Dean’s Honor Roll recognizes those students who maintained a 3.5 or greater grade point average and completed at least 12 credit hours in courses numbered 100 or above. Hugoton students making the roll are Arenis Nunez, Becky Moore, Beth Beard,

Christopher Mann, Jose Sandoval, Kara Stump, Kristin Farnum , Susan Rector and Vanesa Ortiz. Moscow students were Bonnie Roberts, Emmy Hittle and Jasmine Howell. Donovan Torres of Rolla also made the list. The Part-time Dean’s Honor Roll recognizes those students who complete no less than six nor more than eleven credit hours in courses numbered 100 and above. These students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or greater for honor roll eligibility. Students from Hugoton

were Aaron Seaman, Adam Scott, Adam Seaman, BayLee Hoskinson, Bradley Campbell, Chantile Holt, Chase Hittle, Chris Hagman, Cordell Barnes, David Kurt, Devin Hagman, Haley Sosa, Jaron Thompson, Karessa Nordyke, Kolton Decker, Logan Brecheisen, Madelaine Daharsh, Maverick Mills, Nicholas Goode, Osvaldo Pena, Rafael Cruz, Sayra Castro and Slade Shuck. Moscow students were Luis Rodriguez and Rebeca Cecenas. Students from Rolla were Kaleigh Barrett, Karly Clinesmith, Kori Hall and Meredith Light.

“Notes From Nancy” by Stevens County FACS Agent Nancy Honig

About Sugar Once a luxury only the extremely wealthy could afford, sugar was called "white gold" because it was so scarce and expensive. That is certainly not true today. Sugar is something most of us enjoy, but we may not know a lot about it, or how it ends up on our plates. Sugar is sucrose, a carbohydrate found in every fruit and vegetable. All green plants manufacture sucrose through photosynthesis, the process by which plants transform sunlight into their food and energy supply. Sugar cane and sugar beets contain sucrose in large quantities, and that is why they are used as commercial sources of sugar. If it was more cost efficient to extract sucrose from watermelons or peaches, we would process those instead. There is no difference in the table sugar produced from either canes or beets. The process of extraction differs slightly, but both methods include purification, filtration, concentration and drying. All sugars are refined; refining is simply the process that separates natural sucrose from its plant material, without bleaching or chemical manipulation. Raw sugar is an intermediate product in cane production. Produced at a sugar cane mill, it is a tan, coarse, granulated product obtained from the evaporation of clarified sugar cane juice. Brown sugar consists of sugar crystals coated in a molasses syrup with natural flavor and color. Many sugar refiners produce brown sugar by boiling a special molasses syrup until brown sugar crystals form. A centrifuge spins the crystals dry. Some of the syrup remains, giving the sugar its brown color and molasses flavor. It is sometimes made by blending a special molasses syrup with white sugar crystals. Turbinado sugar is raw sugar that has been refined to a light tan color by washing in a centrifuge to remove surface molasses. Molasses is the syrup remaining from processing canes or beets. Traditionally, sugar cane processing involves three boiling processes to extract the juice. The first boiling produces light molasses; the second dark molasses; and the third, blackstrap molasses. Light has the sweetest taste and mildest flavor, and is used in cookies, cakes and gingerbread. Dark is less sweet and has a more pronounced flavor, and is most often used in baked beans. Blackstrap is even less sweet, darker and more pungent, and is commonly used in animal feed. Molasses can also be made from the sorghum plant. Molasses contains small amounts of iron and calcium. Invert sugar is the sucrose molecule split into a mixture of glucose and fructose. It helps commercially baked goods retain moisture and prolong shelf-life, and controls graining in candy manufacturing. Honey is not pure sucrose; it’s a mixture formed from plant nectar by invertase, an

enzyme present in the bodies of bees, and also contains fructose, glucose, water, other sugars and minute traces of naturally present acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Corn syrup is a sweetener produced by treating corn starch with acids or enzymes, and is used by consumers and in the food industry. Corn syrup contains dextrose and other saccharides. Because it inhibits crystallization, it is used in a number of food products. High fructose corn syrup sweetener is made by further treating dextrose-rich corn syrup with enzymes. The result is a liquid mixture of dextrose and fructose. Fruit juice concentrates are sweeteners used like sugar syrup. The fruit juices are concentrated through heat and enzyme treatments, and filtration, that remove fiber, flavor, impurities and nutrients. Nearly identical to sugar syrup, the food industry uses them in jams, canned fruits, beverages, and some baked goods. Questions and Answers about Sugar Q- Does sugar spoil? A- No, granulated sugar will last indefinitely if stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Q- What can I do about white sugar that has hardened? A- Granulated sugar hardens and develops lumps when it is exposed to moisture and then allowed to dry out. To use it, break the lumps into smaller pieces with a rolling pin. Then put the sugar in a blender or food processor to further break it apart, and make it measurable. Q- How can brown sugar be stored to prevent hardening? A- Keep it in its original bag, closed tightly. It may help to store the bag in another airtight moisture-proof container. If it hardens, let it stand overnight in a sealed jar with a damp paper towel or apple slice. Then remove the paper or apple. For immediate use, heat the needed amount in a 250 degree oven, or microwave on low for one or two minutes per cup. Q- Can I substitute brown sugar for white granulated sugar in recipes? A- Yes, it can be substituted, but it will add a molasses flavor to the recipes. Q- What is the difference between light and dark brown sugar? A- The choice depends on the recipe you are using and personal preference. Dark brown sugar has a stronger molasses flavor. Choose lighter types for baking, butterscotch and glazing ham. Use richer flavored dark brown sugar for gingerbread, baked beans, plum pudding, and other full flavored foods. Q- Can confectioners (powdered) sugar be substituted for granulated sugar in a recipe? A- Usually, no, you can not interchange these. Powdered sugar is made up of much finer particles and it contains a small amount of corn starch to prevent caking.


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History From The Hermes Compiled by Ruthie Winget Thursday, January 24, 2008 Austin Heaton graduated from Emporia State University at the Winter Commencement exercises December 15, 2007. He was an honor graduate with Madna Cum Laude. Austin is a 2002 Hugoton High School graduate and the son of Ted and Judy Heaton. Thursday, January 23, 2003 The Hugoton High School National Honor Society collected 2,965 pounds of food which was donated to the Stevens County Food Closet. Principal Ray Harvey offered the students a half day off from school if they collected more than the total weight of all the winter sports coaches and they succeeded. Thursday, January 21, 1993 Stevens County Fair Board President Jack Martin is turning the reins of his office over to his son, Tony Martin. Jack completed thirteen years as leader of the fair board. He has served twenty years as a fair board member. Thursday, January 20, 1983 Roger Lynch filed as a

candidate for the school board for USD 210. He is the only candidate to file so far. Thursday, January 25, 1973 Glenda Willsey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.L. Willsey, is named 1973 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow. Glenda will receive a specially designed award from

General Mills, sponsor of the annual Betty Crocker Search. The winner is selected by scores in a written knowledge and attitude exam taken by both senior boys and girls. Thursday, January 24, 1963 The Parsons Lumber Company was sold at public auction Saturday for over

$17,000. The building and lots were purchased by Charles Olinger of Hugoton for $14,250. Vernon Parsons purchased the former O.L. Sherwood Lumber property and has operated the company for over six years. Thursday, January 22, 1953 The sale of Jim’s Motel (on the south edge of Hugoton

vations which involved a new hardwood floor and a new roof. W.W. Virtue Mercantile will open a new modern store in Hugoton. If any readers have pictures for the history page of The Hermes, please bring them in to Ruthie Winget at The Hugoton Hermes.


TEMPERATURE Call 844 LAST OF THE 88’ERS—With the death of August Stamler January 16 in Stevens County Hospital, the last member of the eight-member 88’ers Club is gone. The 88’ers Club was formed in commemoration of the county seat fight which was resolved in 1888 and all the members of the club were born in that same year. The 88’ers met in August each year at the Argus for a dinner to

visit and reminisce. Pictured above, left to right, back row: Ben Nix, John Persinger, Charles Brecheisen, Roy Whetstone and August Stamler; front row: Bill Cutter, A.V. Younggren and Marion West. From the January 22, 1970, issue of The Hugoton Hermes. Dave Cutter brought in this clipping which was in his dad’s papers. Thanks, Dave!

Learn the basics of donating blood

The flow of healthy, oxygenated blood through the body is essential for life. It is also required in large supply when people undergo surgeries and other therapies. With the demand for blood so high, reserves are in short supply. Adding to the shortage is lower turnout among donors, and the public has been urged to donate blood to increase units available. Blood shortages abound The Red Cross and America's Blood Centers, which collectively represent all of the blood banks in the United States, continued to report shortages throughout 2012. According to Red Cross President Dr. Bernadine Healy, there is a critical shortage of blood, and the shortage in 2012 was one of the worst her organization had seen. As such, the shortage has forced the cancellation of many elective surgeries across the United States. ABC notes there also are severe shortages throughout the Northeast. Increased demand, meaning chemotherapy treatments, organ transplants, heart surgeries and elective options, have left blood banks depleted. Plus, the demand for blood exceeds the rate of blood donations. The Red Cross has stated it typically needs 80,000 units of blood available daily, but now has roughly 35,000 units. How do I donate blood? Many people want to donate blood but are either off-put by the idea of needles and drawing of blood or are unaware of the process. Becoming informed can shed light on what is done and make the entire process much less intimidating. Blood drives occur at various locations. You also may be able to donate blood directly at a Red Cross center or hospital. Simply log on to

on Main Street) to E.F. Timmons - principal of the Hugoton Grade School for the past eight years - was finalized. Jim Hoskinson, owner of the three-year-old 23-unit motel, will turn it over to Timmons February 1, 1953. Friday, January 23, 1948 Junior Farmer is reopening the skating rink north of town after undergoing reno-

and enter your zip code or address to find out where and when a blood drive will be held. Just about anyone age 17 to 75 can donate blood – provided they are at least 110 pounds and do not have any acute symptoms of the flu, colds or infections or have had close contact with someone with hepatitis in the last year. Those who have hepatitis, a heart condition that is more serious than a murmur or HIV/AIDS or have engaged in any activities that may have put them at risk for HIV/AIDS, will not be able to donate. At the donation you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire and be given a screening interview to qualify as a donor. You also will need to provide documentation that proves your age, so bring along identification. If you pass the screening, your vital signs will be checked and you will be prepared for the blood draw. As with a routine blood test, the injection site will be sterilized and then a needle will be inserted to draw the blood. The volume of blood collected for a donation will be larger than for a blood test. One pint, or 450 milliliters of blood, will be taken. This is only between eight to ten percent of all the blood in your body. How will I feel? Most people come through a blood donation unscathed. There may be a minor pinch when the needle is inserted. After blood has been drawn, many people feel fine and are encouraged to drink extra liquids for the next two days to help the body with the regeneration of blood. Your body will replace the fluid portion of your blood within 24 hours. It will take a few weeks to replace the red blood cells. Individuals who feel a little woozy

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can sit after the blood donation until they feel rested enough to move on. How long does it take? It takes around ten minutes for a traditional blood donation. If you are donating something specific, such as red cells, plasma or platelets, the process can take up to two hours. Many blood drives provide refreshments after donating and ask that you remain ten to 15 minutes to ensure you are fine to exit. What should I expect after the donation? Afterward you should be able to go on with your regular daily activities. It is adviseable to take it easy for the rest of the day and not engage in any heavy lifting or exercise. Also, avoid flying in airplanes or going scuba diving for a couple of days afterward. Moderate daily activities should be fine. Continue to stay hydrated. What are other things I should know? You can prepare for donating blood by adhering to a healthy, low-fat diet and getting a good night's sleep the day before. Avoid alcoholic beverages and tobacco prior to the donation. Make sure you do not skip any meals. Bring along a list of the medications you take to share with the volunteers at the blood drive. Certain medications will exclude you from donating. It is possible for a healthy person to give whole blood every 56 days. Donations of platelets or other components of blood may be able to occur more frequently. Individuals who have the universal blood type (Type O-) may want to sign up as frequent donors because their blood can be used for anyone. Donating a pint of blood can help several different people. With extreme shortages in the blood supply in effect, now could be the ideal time to make a blood donation. SIDEBAR: What determines blood type? Blood type is broken down into four main types: A, B, AB and O. Genetics are the primary determining factor in a person's blood type. A child receives genetic code from both parents at conception, and this information will help determine blood type. Just like eye color, height and hair color, dominant genes will be the deciding factor in blood type. A and B are both dominant over O. A and B are considered to be codominant, which explains the AB blood type. If a child receives two recessive genes from both parents, then he or she will have O blood.

Another thing that plays into blood type is the Rhesus factor, commonly shortened to the Rh factor. This refers to an antigen that exists on the surface of red blood cells. If this antigen is present, it means the person has a Rh positive (+) factor. If there is an absence of this antigen, then the blood is classified as Rh negative (-). Therefore, people can have an A, B, AB, or O blood type that is either (+) or (-). These antigens are proteins that, when introduced into a body that does not have the same type, can cause the person's immune system to respond by producing antibodies that attack the proteins. Should a person who is Rhblood receive Rh+ blood during a transfusion, an allergic reaction could occur. Another time when Rh factor comes into play is when an Rhwoman becomes pregnant. Should her blood and the blood of the fetus mix —and if the fetus has an Rh+ factor — the mother's blood may fight off the antigens and naturally produce antibodies. While this won't hurt the woman, it can affect the fetus and cause potential health problems. Women with an Rh- factor are generally given an Rh immunoglobulin about seven months into the pregnancy that should desensitize her immune system from triggering if the fetus has Rh+ blood. After the baby is born, his or her blood will be tested. Should the Rh factor match the mother, all is well. If not, the mother will receive another injection to further desensitize her immune system to prevent a reaction with any subsequent pregnancies. A person with O- blood is considered a "universal donor." He or she can transfuse to anyone, and there will be no instances of allergic reaction. However, one with O- blood can only receive O- blood. From Metro Editorial Services.

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Receive ten flowering trees by joining Arbor Day Foundation Residents of Kansas can ring in the New Year with ten free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2013. By becoming part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two goldenraintrees. “These beautiful trees will give your home in Kansas lovely flowers with pink, yellow and white colors,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “These trees are perfect for large and small spaces, and they will provide food and habitat for songbirds.” The free trees are part of

By joining the Arbor Day Foundation in January 2013, you will receive ten free flowering trees. Two of the trees are beautiful white dogwoods, such as the one pictured above.

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the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between February 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions. The six- to twelve-inch tall trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Members will also receive a subscription to the Foundation’s bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and The Tree Book, which includes information about tree planting and care. To become a member of the Foundation and to receive the free trees, join online at by January 31, 2013. This article was contributed by the Arbor Day Foundation.

SWK Chambers to host fourth annual “Night Out in Topeka” The Southwest Kansas Chambers of Commerce has announced the details for the fourth annual "Southwest Kansas Night Out in Topeka." Each year, the group comprised of Chamber executives from the Garden City, Dodge City, Grant County, Hugoton, Liberal, and Scott City Area Chambers, hosts Kansas State Senators and State Representatives in the capitol city during the legislative session. The event will be held on Monday, January 28, 2012 at The Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The event honors statewide legislators and introduces them to Southwest Kansas businesses and community leaders. All 40 State Senators and all 125 State Representatives are invited to the event "It's exciting to host an event where an entire region of the state is working together to promote and build up our part of the state," says Kristin Farnum, President of the Hugoton Area Chamber of

Commerce. "The better relationship we are able to build as a cohesive region, the more successful our regional legislative delegation will be. This event is vital to allowing all Kansas state legislators the opportunity to see and hear directly from southwest Kansas community members!" Rozelle Webb, Liberal Chamber of Commerce, added. The event is open to all southwest Kansas business entities and all community leaders are invited and encouraged to attend. No reservations are needed. The Presenting Sponsor for the event is the Finney County Convention and Tourism Bureau; Gold Sponsors are AT&T, Black Hills Energy, Palmer Manufacturing, and Western State Bank. Silver Sponsors are Cox Communications, Sunflower Electric and Wheatland Electric. The Bronze Sponsors are Epic Touch, J&R Sand, National Beef, Pioneer Electric/S. Pioneer Electric and Pioneer Communications.

HERMES CLASSIFIEDS 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.

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Notice of City and School Election Members up for Re-election - 2013 Hugoton City Council Member Gary Baughman Greg Gill Kim Harper Moscow City Council Member James R. Rawlins Jon Lund Linda Shaddix

Deadline to file for City Council or School Board is at 12 noon, January 22, 2013. Hugoton City Council signs up at the Hugoton City office and Moscow City Council, USD 210 and USD 209 School board signs up at the County Clerk’s office.


(First published in the Hugoton Hermes, 3t Thursday, January 17, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Marriage of Rosalinda Chavez and Juan Carlos Chavez Case No. 12-PM-62

Divorce was filed in the District Court of Stevens County, Kansas asking that the person filing the divorce be granted a divorce and asking that the court make other orders in that divorce matter. You must file an answer to the Petition for Divorce with the court and provide a copy to the filing spouse on or before December 21, 2012, which shall not be less than 41 days after first publication of this Notice of Suit, or the court will enter judgment against you on that Petition.

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You are hereby notified that a Petition was filed in this Court by Benjamin D. Sherber, an agent for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Division of Health Care Finance, a cred-

itor of Delores Williams, deceased, praying that Grant C. Shellenberger be appointed as administrator and that he be granted Letters of Administration. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before February 8, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. of such day, in this Court, in the City of Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. All creditors are notified to exhibit their demands against the estate within four months from the date of first publication on this Notice, as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. Grant C. Shellenberger, SC # 17184 Attorney for Petitioner

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ELLINOR COX, DECEASED Case No. 13PR2 NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Chapter 59) THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified a petition has been filed on January 10, 2013, in this Court, by Judy Hamlin, as one of the heirs, legatees and devisees of the will and estate of Ellinor Cox, deceased, praying for admission to probate of the Last Will and Testament of Ellinor Cox, dated August 10, 2007, which will is filed with the petition, and for the ap-

pointment of Judy Hamlin, as executor of said will and estate, to serve without bond, and for the issuance of Letters Testamentary to her as executor. You are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 8th day of February, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. of said day, in the district courtroom at the county courthouse, in the City of Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the petition. All creditors of the decedent are notified to exhibit their demands against the estate within four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. Judy Hamlin, Petitioner KRAMER, NORDLING & NORDLING, LLC 209 East Sixth Hugoton, Kansas 67951 Attorneys for Petitioner Telephone: (620) 544-4333



Take notice that pursuant to K.S.A. 82al026, the Board of Directors of the Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 3 has called an Annual Meeting of all eligible voters for election of Directors whose terms expire, for a report of the financial condition and activities of the District, and for proposing a budget to cover anticipated expenses in 2014. The Director positions to be voted on will include the representatives from Gray County, Finney County, Ford County, Kearny County and Surface Water (at large). Director Nomination Forms must be turned in to the District Office by 5:00 p.m. on February 11, 2013. All Qualified votes may be cast by eligible voters in attendance who have been pre-registered with the District by 5:00 p.m. on March 8, 2013.

The meeting shall be held at Gray County 4-H Building, 17002 W. HWY 50 Cimarron, Kansas at 9:00 a.m. CST, on Wednesday March 13, 2013. Speakers will include Executive Director, Mark E. Rude, and other speakers on water supply, the Management Program and activities. For more information and copies of Director Nomination Forms and Voter Registration Forms, log on to the District's website at or call the District Office (620) 275-7147. The Board of Directors of the Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 3 will hold their regularly scheduled monthly board meeting at 1:00 p.m. CST March 13, 2013 at the Gray County 4-H Building. Take notice and govern yourself accordingly. BOARD OF DIRECTORS SOUTHWEST KANSAS GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT NO. 3 By: Kent Dunn President of the Board

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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. Interested candidates contact Robyn Medina in Human Resources at 620-544-8511 or pick up application. (4c3) Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time, Parttime and PRN RNs or LPNs to work on the Med/Surg floor. These positions are for night shift (7 pm - 7 am). All candidates must have a Kansas RN/LPN license to be eligible. We are also searching for PRN CNAs to work as needed. All candidates must have a Kansas CNA license to be eligible. We offer outstanding benefits, competitive wages, sign-on bonus for Full-time and Part-time RNs/LPNs and mileage reimbursement to RNs or LPNs that live 15 miles or more outside of Stevens County. Please contact Human Resources with any questions or pick up an application from the Information Desk located by the Medical Clinic (620)544-8511. (4c3) 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 from the Information Desk by the Medical Clinic. For more information you may contact Human Resources (620)544-8511. (4c3)

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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.

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 New Listing 904 S. Trindle St. - This nice ranch in 2011. Double oven & microwave new in 2011, style home contains 2 living areas, updated kitchen, refrigerator & dishwasher 2.5 years old. modern colors, enlarged deck, new fence and a Lots in Spikes Addition bonus room with many possibilities. The living room and hall carpet will be replaced and some 504 S. Wildcat Ct. 712 E. 5th St. new guttering will be installed. Roof has new Her617 E. 4th itage Shingles March 2012.


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FOR SALE FOR SALE: Puggle puppies to a good home. $50, very cute! If interested, call 620-541-1521 or 620-541-1525. (2c2)

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FOR SALE, BY SEALED BID, AS IS: 1995 Chevy 1500 Silverado pickup, white in color. 4x4 P/B, A/C, P/W, P/L, 101,464 miles. Vehicle can be seen at the Hugoton Police Department at 405 E. Fourth. Bids will be accepted until 01/23/2013. Sealed bids can be delivered to City Clerk Tom Hicks at 631 S. Main. For information about the vehicle, call Courtney Leslie at 544-4959. (2c2)

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KIWANIS AUC TION March 29 & 30, 2013 Turn in your consignments to: Walter McClure 544-8445, Ron Brewer 544-8985 or any other Hugoton Kiwanis Club Member

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

Consignments are due by March 15 to be included on the sale bill


WANT TO PURCHASE: Minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co. 80201. (150p49-12)



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

AL-Anon Family Group Men & Women of alcoholic family & friends meet at 1405 Cemetery Rd. Mon. & Thurs. 8 pm 544-2610 or 544-2854 (tfc)

CELEBRATE RECOVERY every Monday night 6:30 08 p.m. at Assembly of God Fellowship Hall, 138 S. (tfc25) Main.

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The Family of Ellinor Cox would like to thank the staff at Stevens County Hospital, Dr. Sam and Dr. McGroarty for the care and support of our Mom during our time of need. A special thanks to Pioneer Manor and staff for their excellent care of our Mom for the past four years. Thanks for all the flowers, food, cards, prayers, phone calls and memorials. Jerry and Sandy Cox and Family Jeff and Jo Cox and Family Cheryl Cox and Family Rick and Judy Hamlin and Family

THANK YOU I would like to thank everyone who took time out of their busy day to attend my Retirement Party. You all made it very special. I especially want to thank those who came from out of town: Greg Askren, Rita Shumate and Dena Allen. I also want to say a special thank you to Teresa Spikes for all the hard work she did inviting people and arranging things, to Tammy Kiley for helping Teresa set things up Thursday, to all the great cooks who brought snacks for all the guests, and to the Sheriff’s Office for the beautiful cake. I also want to thank everyone for the flowers, gifts and cards. Thank you to my daughter Karrie, and her husband Russell for being there and taking pictures of most of the people who attended. Love you. I will miss everyone a lot. Drop by and see me when you can. Jayne Littrell



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LARGE ANTIQUE AUCTION: Toy Tractors, Trucks, Cars, Lots of Silver Coins, Indian Artifacts, Belt Buckles, 1974 Hesston, Lots of Antiques. Saturday, February 9, Ulysses, Ks. See net Auctioneer Jim Cunningham. 620-360-0249. (4c3) ---------------

I would like to thank Dr. McGroarty, the Stevens County Medical staff and the Stevens County EMS for taking such good care of me on New Years Eve. Also thanks to our City law enforcement and Sheriff’s Department. I really do appreciate your care and kindness. . .and especially the EMS for transporting me to Liberal Airport. . .it was a nasty day to be out on the road!! Rhonda Thomas and family


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Moscow Community Calendar & Notes Friday, January 18 Moscow Wildcats Basketball at Balko; 6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 19 Sixth graders will participate in the honor choir in Dodge City Tuesday, January 22 Moscow Wildcats vs. Deerfield at home.


Don't forget the Rec Center will have the "Biggest Loser" starting February 1 and running till May 1. There is a nice prize to be won!

There will be no Team Kids or Kids’ Club at the Baptist or Methodist churches this week due to no school Wednesday, January 16.

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Jim Shadixx had his six week checkup for his back surgery in Wichita this past week and is doing great!!

If you would like to put something in the paper regarding the Moscow community please contact Sara Cross at 544-3850.

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Local students named 2012 Athletes of the Year at DCCC The Dodge City Community College Cross Country/Track & Field team has named Vanessa DelaCruz and Raymundo Garcia as the 2012 Athletes of the year. “Vanessa is not only a talented runner on the course but a great leader in our program as well,” stated Coach Melanie Smith. “It has been such a pleasure to watch Vanessa begin to come into her own as a distance runner. We have not even begun to see the best of her yet.” Coach Smith also commented Vanessa comes to practice every day with a positive attitude and ready to work hard. “Vanessa is one of those athletes that you know leaves it all on the course. I never have to question whether she will work hard or try to get by with less than her best”. This competitive and positive attitude is what facilitated Vanessa to run a personal best several times throughout her freshman cross country season as a Conq. Vanessa competed at the Region Six Conference Cross Country Meet October 27, 2012 with a time of 20:35

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Vanessa DelaCruz which is a personal best by almost two and a half minutes compared to her 23:06 time at the first meet of the season. As a leader, Vanessa is the one to count on to make a positive impact on anyone she comes in contact with. Smith confirmed this, saying, “Vanessa has a smile that makes everyone feel welcome on the team. Hers is most often the first voice I hear encouraging other team mates not only during practice but during meets as well. I can always count on Vanessa to be a positive role model and rep-

resentative of Dodge City Community College on the track, in the classroom, and in the community.” “Raymundo has been a great leader on the course and track over the past two years. We can always count on Ray to be consistent in not only his workouts and races but in the classroom and campus community as well,” said Coach Smith. Ray is a sophomore from Moscow and has competed for the Conq Cross Country and Track team since fall 2011. “Ray is another Southwestern Kansas kid who you can count on to come to practice and work hard no matter what life brings his way” commented Smith. “He has never ceased to amaze me in that he tore his ACL in high school and continues to run without ever having surgery to correct the injury. I can’t even begin to imagine not only competing with this injury but putting in the miles during practice without an ACL, yet day in and day out Ray shows up ready to work.” Ray is also involved in the athletic training department on campus and does a phe-

nomenal job balancing being an athlete, school work and athletic training. The Conq Cross Country and Track and Field program prides itself in athletes such as Ray who work hard on and off the course/track, get involved on campus, and study hard to accomplish their academic goals which will enable them to continue their educational journey after DCCC. Smith wrapped up by saying, “We are very proud of Ray and all that he has accomplished as an athlete, student, and future leader.”

Raymundo Garcia

ROLLA NEWS By Mary Courtney

Community Calendar Chase to head to Vegas Friday, January 18 Junior High Basketball at Tyrone; 4:00 p.m. ARGH Monday, January 21 Junior High & High School Basketball vs. Boise City (Varsity only) at Home; 4:00 p.m. ARGH Tuesday, January 22 High School Basketball at Walsh; 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 23

Dental Check-Ups January 25-26 High School Quest TV Round at Topeka Friday, January 25 Junior High & High School Basketball vs. Felt (Varsity only) at Home; 4:00 p.m. ARGH January 28-31 Homecoming Week Tuesday, January 29 High School Basketball at Elkhart; 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, January 30 Spring Portraits; 9:00 a.m. Thursday, January 31 Homecoming Pep Rally; 12:30 p.m. High School Scholars Bowl Regionals; 3:00 p.m.

Chase Boekhaus won (split first) the PRCA rodeo in Mesquite, Tx., three weeks ago in team roping. This weekend he placed second in the PRCA rodeo in Topeka. He also qualified for the PRCA rodeo at the Denver National Western Stockshow. At first Chase's mom, Tami, didn't think his time was good enough to get him in, but she wasn’t sorry she was wrong. The local cowboy is heading to Las Vegas to the big show on the rodeo circuit. Chase is the son of Tami and Rodney Boekhaus and the grandson of Bill and Pam Boekhaus and Wayne and Irma Lee Hoskinson.

Chase Boekhaus qualifies for the Denver National Western Stockshow.

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Rolla’s Geography Bee winners announced The 2013 Rolla School winner of the National Geographic Geography Bee is Artemio Villa. He was able to answer successfully in the local bee to earn the title as eighth grade champion and school champion. Paige Claassen won the seventh grade class title.

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Artemio will take a written qualifying test to attempt to make it to the state contest in Abilene.

SWAT plans chicken noodle dinner SWAT (Servants With A Testimony) will be having its annual chicken noodle dinner at the Rolla United Methodist Church Sunday, February 17. SWAT has several missions, local and national, the group participates in.

During Spring Break, the students enjoy a ski trip where they ski during the day and take part in devotions and fellowship in the evening. Please plan to support the group at the chicken noodle dinner Sunday, February 17.

Donate items for silent auction The Rolla Booster Club is sponsoring a silent auction during the homecoming basketball game February 2. Anyone willing to donate a skill, craft, art, food product, or special gift should contact Arleen Clinesmith at the high

school at 593-4345. The Booster Club supports the activities at Rolla Junior High and High School with recognition banquets and scholarships. The auction is a major fund-raiser for the organization.

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