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Volume 127, Number 5

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18 Pages, 70 Cents Plus Tax Per Copy

Groundhog Suppers planned for this weekend If you like all the fixings of delicious groundhog suppers, you’re in luck this weekend. Not one, but two churches will be hosting guests for delicious suppers Friday and Saturday nights. Friday, January 31, start off the evening with Lone Star Friends Church’s annual Groundhog Supper from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The menu will include sausage, hash browns, biscuits, gravy, salads and homemade pies and cakes. Those wishing to attend at Lone Star are reminded that, with the fellowship hall addition, seating and serving lines are available on the ground floor with no stairs to navigate. Free-will donations will be accepted at the door. Lone Star Friends Church is located 14 miles east of Hugoton on Highway 51. For more information, visit the Lone Star Friends Church page on Facebook. With serving lines open by 5:00 p.m., those wishing to come early will have time to eat before attending the varsity basketball games at

Hugoton High School. In case you couldn’t make it or didn’t get your fill, check out the Moscow United Methodist Church’s Groundhog Supper Saturday, February 1. They will be serving goodies from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Their menu includes sausage, ribs, tenderloin, liver and onions, pickled heart, barbecue pork, sauerkraut with meat, cole slaw, mashed potatoes, sausage gravy, biscuits and barbecue baked beans. An amazingly appetizing array of homemade pies will have your mouth watering. Coffee, tea and pink lemonade will be available to quench your thirst. A freewill offering will be gratefully accepted. Take-out plates are also available. Moscow Baptist Hillbilly Band will play from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to add to the enjoyment of the evening. Enjoy delectable food and delightful company this weekend at either—or both —of these famous annual Groundhog Suppers.

Chamber Board discusses Chamber goals Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce enjoyed their monthly luncheon meeting Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Memorial Hall. The members dined on Poblano Chicken and Rice Pilaf with a chocolate dessert. The meal was catered by Janice Morgan. Board President Cathy Wolters presided over the meeting. She introduced the two new Board of Director members: RoGlenda Coulter and Toby Kehn. Current Board of Director members are Cathy Wolters, president; Leslee Hoggatt, vice president/ secretary; David Snyder, treasurer; Kimberly Kraisinger, past president; and Courtney Leslie. Board Treasurer David Snyder presented the financial report. Executive Director Ruth Van Horn gave the annual report of the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce for 2013. She

Ruth Van Horn, executive director announced Chamber membership as of December 31, 2013 numbered 75 members. Ruth listed the many events the chamber had sponsored this past year. One of the projects she helped with this year was doing a major update of the new EcoDevo/Chamber of Commerce Web site. She makes regular updates to the calendar and adds articles and photos as needed. The Web site can be found at She sends weekly email newsletters to all mem-

bers and interested individuals to keep members informed. Ruth puts together and hands out Welcome Bags to new residents of Stevens County, including new teachers in both Hugoton and Moscow school districts. Her membership goal is to increase membership by at least ten percent in 2014. She also plans to work with the Hispanic community to develop memberships. Legislative Updates have been planned for 2014 in cooperation with Stevens County Economic Development and Stevens County Farm Bureau Association. The first Update will be February 15, 2014 at Stevens County Library. Senator Powell and Representative Alford will be attending. Ruth presented the bylaws of the constitution of the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce which was revised July 10, 2013. The main change to the bylaws was a reduction in the members on the Board of Directors. Formerly there were nine members of the Board of Directors. Mrs. Van Horn will have the title of Executive Director instead of Managing Director. The officers of the Board of Directors will be President, Vice-President/Secretary and Treasurer. The Board of Directors will have a term of three years. Four Directors will constitute a quorum at the meetings. Curtis Crawford of Alert Alarm Company then presented the Ozsome Marketing Moment. Ruth asked for nominations in writing before January 31, 2014 for the Citizen of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Business of the Year and the New Business of the Year. The awards will be presented at the Chamber Banquet April 26, 2014. The next Chamber luncheon will be February 18, 2014 at the Stevens

County Library. President Cathy Wolters adjourned the meeting.

Cathy Wolters, president

David Snyder, treasurer

Yes Hugoton received another small dusting of snow! It came between late Monday night and early Tuesday morning leaving approximately an inch of snow. Kenny Burrows is on the job

Tuesday morning cleaning the Main Street businesses’ sidewalks off. By around 3:00 p.m. the winter wonderland was mostly melted and gone.

Applications being accepted for LIEAP Heating your home during the winter months can create a financial burden. In an effort to help keep Kansans warm this winter, the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) will soon begin accepting applications for its Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP). “Although we’re experiencing a comfortable January week, winter has just begun,” DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore said. “The winter months can bring frigid temperatures and we want families to be able to escape the cold in the warmth of their homes.” LIEAP provides an annual benefit to help qualifying households pay winter heating bills. Persons with disabilities, older adults and families with children are the primary groups assisted. In 2013, nearly 48,000 households received an average benefit of $489. To qualify, applicants must be responsible for direct payment of their heating bills. Income eligibility requirements are set at 130 percent of the federal poverty level. The level of benefit varies according to household income, number of people living in the home, type of residence, type of heating fuel and utility rates. Applicants must demonstrate that they have made payments on their heating bill two out of the last three

months. Those payments must be equal to or exceed $80 or the total balance due on their energy bills, whichever is less. Applications for the program have been mailed to households that received energy assistance last year. LIEAP applications are also available at local DCF offices and through partnering agencies. They can be requested by calling 1-800-432-0043. To apply online, visit More information is available at Energy/EnergyAssistance.aspx. Applications will be accepted from now to March 31. Income eligibility determination: Persons Living at the Address and 2014 Maximum Allowable Monthly Income 1 $1,210 2 $1,639 3 $2,068 4 $2,497 5 $2,926 6 $3,355 + add $429 for each additional person Funding for the Low Income Energy Assistance program is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community Service through the Federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

School Board decides to hire John Girodat as new principal at HHS The USD 210 Board of Education met in a specially scheduled meeting at 6:00 p.m. Monday, Jan-

uary 27, 2014 in the Board Conference Room of the District Office. The board approved the hiring

Jack and Millie Heger take The Hugoton Hermes to a Channel Achievment Summit in Puerto Rico. They took the picture of The Her-

and a two-year contract for John Girodat as the new principal at Hugoton High School effective July

mes at the rain forest. They had been riding four-wheelers through the rain forest and it was a little dirty but lots of fun.

1, 2014. John spent 13 years as a teacher and an Activities Director in Walsh, Co. before taking a job at Canon City High School. His wife is from Walsh. John has a Master of Arts from the University of Colorado. Other activities include Athletic Director for Walsh Co. HS 2004-2009; Social Studies Teacher 20002012; taught dual credit SS courses for junior and HS SS courses; schoolbased RTI chairman; oversees safety and security for campus Head girls’ Basketball coach 20012010; Head Baseball coach 2003-2006; Assistant FB coach 2006-2009; and Assistant BB coach 03-09. Girodat has been the assistant principal for Canon City High School in Canon City, Co. for two years and AD for six years. After executive session the meeting adjourned.

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Ro ’ s Th oug ht s SAVE “POINT OF ROCKS” On the open flat prairies west of Dodge City is an out-cropping of sandstone rising above the rest of the landscape. The landmark can be seen for miles around. This obvious spot was a landmark to early travelers and became known as “Point of Rocks”. To aid travelers on the Santa Fe Trail, two forts were established nearby: Fort Mann (1847-1848) and Fort Atkinson (1850-1855). Wagon trains headed for Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory watched for the obvious landmark in order to get their bearings while crossing the wilderness. Point of Rocks was an important landmark for the Santa Fe and Western Cattle Trails. When the cattle drives started coming north out of Texas in 1874 on the Western Cattle Trail, Point of Rocks was also used as the spot which signaled to the trail bosses that here was where their herds would bypass Dodge City’s west side and turn north toward another cattle town, Ogallala, Nebraska and be-

yond. Today, the Kansas Department of Transportation has plans to widen Highway 50 from Dodge City to Cimarron which will destroy Point of Rocks. This landmark, under current plans, will be leveled. Please help the Santa Fe Trail Association and the Great Western Cattle Trail Association in asking Governor Brownback to not allow KDOT to destroy this site, but to, instead, re-design the highway in that location to spare the landmark. You can participate by giving your virtual signature on the Point of Rocks Petition Page at www.western It’s easy. All you need to do is give your name, email address, city and state, then click “Sign Now.” That’s all you need to do, but an added bonus would be to share with the “Facebook” and “Twitter” buttons below the form. We at The Hermes signed the petition and immediately received a response back.

WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ ***SCHEDULE CHANGE*** Hugoton Aglow will meet on the fourth - NOT second Thursdays of February and March. Meetings will be February 27 and March 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, 624 S. Main in Hugoton. Now through February 14 - Sign up at participating businesses for the fifteenth annual Sweetheart Sweepstakes drawing! Check out page 10B of this week’s Hermes for more information. Winners will be drawn Friday, February 14, so Shop Hugoton First! Now through March 1 - Dog taxes are due at the City of Hugoton with no penalty. January 31 - Deadline to register for the Hugoton Recreation Commission’s 2014 Community Meltdown. For more information, call 620-544-4675 or pick up a registration packet at HRC, 211 S. Madison. - Lone Star Friends Church will host their annual Groundhog Supper from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The church building is located 14 miles east of Hugoton on Highway 51. For more information, visit the Lone Star Friends Church’s page on Facebook. February 1 - Moscow United Methodist Church will host their annual Groundhog Supper from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Take out plates will be available, and the Hillbilly Band will play from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. A free will donation will be gratefully accepted. February 2 - Antlers Sports Bar and Grill will host a Super Bowl party starting at 12:00 noon. There will also be a benefit pool tournament for the family of Martin Araiza starting at noon. Enter by Friday, January 31 by calling Antlers at 620-598-2078, Cassie at 620-655-7446 or Teresa at 620-453-1402. - 2012 Heisman Trophy finalist Collin Klein is coming to Faith Tabernacle Church to speak during the church’s Super Bowl party. The party will be at the Ag Building at 1501 W. Eighth in Liberal. Doors to the Ag Building will open at 5:00 p.m. There is no charge to attend. Sponsor for the event is Liberal Ministerial

Alliance in partnership with Faith Tabernacle. February 3 - Stevens County Commissioners will meet in the Commissioners’ Room at the Stevens County Courthouse, beginning at 8:30 a.m. February 3-7 - Hugoton Elementary School will host Book Fair Week in the library. February 4 - Hugoton Elementary third graders will perform their music concert at 7:00 p.m. in the HES gym. February 5 - Hugoton Airport Board will meet at 7:00 p.m. February 6 - Liberal Hearing Aid Center will be at Pioneer Manor from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Come in for a free hearing test, free batteries, or a hearing aid cleaning. Walk-ins are welcome! Call 620-6245216 for more information. February 7 - Hugoton High School will be hosting Power Prep with Carolyn Devane from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. in the old cafeteria. The course will include strategies to improve students’ ACT scores. For more information, contact the high school office at 5444311. There is a fee to attend. Registrations must be turned in by Monday, February 3. February 7-14 - National Marriage Week February 8 - Sew All Day at the Senior Center, 624 S. Main in Hugoton. Call 620-544-2283 for more information. - Valentine Dance and Bingo Party at the Hugoton Senior Center starting at 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. All ages are welcome to join in the fun. Oklahoma Cowboy will play. February 10 - Hugoton City Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. February 11 - Stevens County Economic Development will meet at the Senior Center, Sixth and Main in Hugoton, at 12:00 noon. February 12 - Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at 12:00 noon. - Early release for all USD 210

schools at 1:30 p.m. February 13 - Sons of Thunder Southwest Kansas Chapter will meet at the Grant County Civic Center, 1000 W. Patterson Ave. in Ulysses from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Bobby Massey of Wichita will speak. There will be a free meal, fellowship and worship. Remember February is “Bring Your Sweetheart” month! February 13-14 - No school for USD 210 students due to Parent/ Teacher Conferences. February 14 - Happy Valentine’s Day! - Hugoton High School will host a Winter Homecoming Pep Rally at 2:00 p.m. February 15 - Legislative update at the Stevens County Library Meeting Room at 4:00 p.m. Additional dates: March 15 and April 19. February 16 - Fort Hays State University will host their Student Recognition Program at Garden City High School, 2720 Buffalo Way at 2:00 p.m. Scholarship winners will be recognized. For more information, visit admissions/srp.

Stevens County Fire Department and Ambulance Report Stevens County Emergency Services run activity for January 20 through January 26. Fire Department Hugoton Station No activity this period. Fire Department Moscow Station No activity this period. Ambulance Activity Five medical runs, three transfers and one Life Flight.

Barbara Shelton Lifelong Stevens County resident Barbara B. Shelton passed from this life Tuesday afternoon, January 21, 2014 at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hugoton. She was 73. The daughter of Glen John Phifer and the former Bessie Virginia Cunningham, she was born June 24, 1940 in Stevens County. May 26, 1956, Barbara and Earl Shelton were married in Hugoton. Barbara loved her family very much. Playing cards, traveling and sewing were activities she enjoyed. A member of the First Christian Church of Hugoton, Barbara was an active lady serving her community in many organizations. Some of these included the Hospital Auxiliary, Relay for Life, Stevens County Fair Board

and Senior Center, all of Hugoton. She was honored one year and given the title of Woman of the Year. Barbara was a wonderful, sweet thoughtful person who will be very missed. Survivors include her two sons, Mike Shelton and wife Terry and Rick Shelton all of Hugoton; one brother, John Phifer and Margaret of Gar-

Clarence Paul Nix Friends and family gathered over the weekend to remember and honor Clarence Paul Nix. Mr. Nix passed from this life Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hugoton at the age of 86. Born May 1, 1927 in Stevens County, he was the son of Clarence L. Nix and the former Hazel Costin. He was a lifetime resident. September 4, 1948, Paul and Glenna A. Munkres were united in marriage in Clayton, N.M. Paul was a farmer and stockman. He served on the bank Board of Directors for Citizens State Bank from 1967 until 1998 and served

ten years on the ASC committee. Mr. Nix was a member of Lone Star Friends Church where he served as clerk for the church for ten years. Survivors include his wife Glenna Nix of Hugoton; two sons, Dennis Nix and wife Jolene of Olathe and David Nix and wife Kathy of Hugoton; three grandchildren, Melissa Nix and companion Betty Jo Burris of Olathe, Driscoll Nix and wife Shauna of Hugoton and Holly Wait of Hugoton; his nine great Cierra, grandchildren, Kalinda, Natalie, Kaylee, Asher, Anna, Maddie, Maddy and Emerald; and many other relatives and friends.

in Petroleum Engineering and had been a supervisor for Diamond Shamrock for 28 years. A member of the Elks Lodge in Florence, Co., Lewis James was also a member of VFW Post 9022 in Dumas, Tx. Lewis loved fruit trees and enjoyed gardening. He was a member of Sunray Bible Baptist Church. Those preceding Mr. Beavers in death were his parents; three brothers, Virgil, Phil “Bub” and Loren Beavers; and his sister DonEtta Moser.

Survivors include his wife Vivian of the home; two sons, Phil Beavers and wife Freddie

Mr. Nix was preceded in death by his parents; brother Costin Nix; and his two sisters, Helen Hathaway and Thelma Holt. Funeral services were attended Friday afternoon, January 24, 2014 at the Lone Star Friends Church of rural Hugoton with Rev. Kenneth Hathaway presiding. Burial followed in the Hugoton Cemetery under the direction of Paul’s Funeral Home of Hugoton. A memorial has been established for either Alzheimer’s or Lone Star Friends Church. Memorials may be mailed to Paul’s Funeral Home, PO Box 236, Hugoton, Ks. 67951.

Maria DeLeon The death of Maria T. Ortiz DeLeon has been learned. Mrs. DeLeon, 73, passed from this life Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Southwest Medical Center of Liberal. She was born August 13, 1940 at Guatemala City, Guatemala, the daughter of Rafael Ortiz and the former Rafela Ramirez. In 1963 she married Carlos DeLeon in Guatemala City. He survives. A resident of Liberal for the past 28 years, she formerly worked for the Liberal Inn for 25 years, and most recently she worked for U.S.D. #480 for three years, retiring in 2011. She also worked as a seamstress in her spare time. Maria was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church of Liberal. Survivors include her son Hector DeLeon and wife Norma of Olathe; three

daughters, Maria E. DeLeon, Claudia DeLeon Loya and Karla DeLeon Ortiz all of Liberal; her brother Francisco Ortiz of Guatemala; two sisters, Martha Aguilar and Fidelia de Aquino both of Guatemala; her eight grandchildren, Deidra Ubeda, Christian Ubeda, Shawn DeLeon, Erik Loya, Christian DeLeon, Kevin Loya, Carlos Ruben DeLeon and Hector

DeLeon Jr.; and five great grandchildren. Mrs. DeLeon was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Lorena DeLeon Ortiz; two brothers, Pablo Ortiz and Federico Ortiz; and one sister Zola Ortiz. Rosary/Vigil service is planned for 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2014 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 1, at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Father Hector de la Vega presiding. Visitation is planned for 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday at Brenneman Funeral Home in Liberal. Burial will follow in Restlawn Cemetery of Liberal. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brenne

Violet Donna Loflin Word has been received of the death of Violet Donna Loflin of Cleveland, Tx. Mrs. Loflin passed from this life Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the age of 82. She was born January 19, 1932 in Houston, Tx. Mrs. Loflin was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, fish-

ing, sewing, cooking and spending time with her family. Those preceding her in death were her father Howard Williams; mother Helen Utley; son James Perry; daughters, Mary Boultinghouse, Barbara Reid and Debbie West; brothers Bobby Williams and John

Lewis James Beavers Former Stevens County resident Lewis James Beavers, 83, of Sunray, Tx. passed away Monday, January 27, 2014. Lewis James was born August 10, 1930 in Stevens County to Perry James Beavers and the former Grace Kilbourn. March 26, 1961, he and Vivian Clark were united in marriage. Mr. Beavers honorably served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He had earned an Associate's Degree

den City; her sister Ginger Mostrom and husband Gary of Hugoton; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Those preceding Barbara in death were her parents; husband Earl; son Terry Glen Shelton; and grandson Jeremy Shelton. Funeral services were attended Saturday afternoon, January 25, 2014 at the First Christian Church in Hugoton with Pastor Heath Kelley presiding. Burial followed in the Hugoton Cemetery under the direction of Paul’s Funeral Home of Hugoton. A memorial has been established for the Relay For Life of Stevens County. Memorials may be mailed to Paul’s Funeral Home, PO Box 236, Hugoton, Ks. 67951.

Jo of Pampa, Tx. and Scott Beavers and wife Kriste of Boerne, Tx.; grandchildren, Gina Smith and Tera Jo Finsterwald both of Mobeetie, Tx. and Kaden, Konner, Kailyn, Kambree and Kinleigh Beavers all of Boerne, TX; and his four nieces, Janice Porter, Charlotte Breeding and Sherry Morris all of Hugoton, and Carolyn Cooper of Florence, Co. Funeral services are scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Sunray Bible Baptist Church with Rev. Seth Seale

officiating. Interment will follow with local graveside services at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 30 at the Hugoton Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors of Sunray. The family suggest memorials be made to their favorite charity. Online guestbook can be signed at www.morrison

Williams; and two grandchildren, Sherry Cook and Dennis Senter. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband of 36 years, Ollie Loflin; sons, Billy Perry, Mike Perry and Mike Loflin; daughters, Donna Hansen, Linda Limas, Janet Allen, Patsy Coats and Kathy Gierhart; her brothers, Wayne Williams and Ken Williams; sisters, Jean Starnes and Shirley Huskey; her 30 grandchildren; too many to count great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews; and many other cherished family members and friends. Also included in this group of those to be missing her, her dog “Baby” and donkey “Violet”. Services were attended for Mrs. Loflin Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Magnolia Baptist Church in Cleveland with Bro. Toby Clements presiding. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery under the direction of Pace Stancil Funeral Home of Cleveland.

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SWKBA sponsors annual scholarship essay contest

Erick Nordling and Matt Clark carefully tend to the homemade gravy at the UMC Groundhog Supper last Saturday evening. The ever-popular biscuits and gravy was in high demand.

An impressive crowd of hungry people gathers at Memorial Hall Saturday night for a delicious Groundhog Supper, sponsored by the United Methodist Church Men. Guests gobbled up traditional Groundhog Day goodies including sausage, potatoes, pie and biscuits.

The Southwest Kansas Bar Association is sponsoring its annual scholarship essay contest for all qualified seniors attending a high school in the twenty-nine county area served by the Association. The essay must be on the subject of the American Bar Association 2014 Law Day theme — “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters”. The essay must be no more than 300 words. Winners will be chosen based upon writing skills, content, academic achievements and potential for making a contribution to society. The Southwest Kansas Bar Association will award five scholarships of $1000

Dustin E John Johnson Financial Advisor FinancialAdvisor .

It’s so hard to choose just one! A vast array of homemade pies confronts interested patrons at the Groundhog Supper.

Rachel earns President’s List mention Rachel Kurt of Hugoton, earned selection to the President's List at Oklahoma Christian University or “OC” for the 2013 fall semester. Kurt, a senior majoring in Nursing at Oklahoma Christian, merited the honor by achieving a grade point average of 4.00 on a 4.00 scale during the fall semester. Overall, 228 students were on the President's List, with 746 OC students earning a GPA of 3.40 or higher for the fall term. Oklahoma Christian, recognized as one of the best universities in the western United States by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review, offers un-

dergraduate programs in more than 60 fields of study, an undergraduate Honors Program, and graduate programs in accountancy, business administration, engineering, Christian ministry, divinity, and theological studies. For the last three years, the cost of attendance for OC undergraduate students has stayed the same, making Oklahoma Christian the only university in the state and the only reporting member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities that did not raise its total price. More information is available at

HHS grads earn K-State scholarships More than 6,533 academic scholarships have been awarded to Kansas State University students for the 20132014 school year. Students receiving scholarships totaling more than $1,000 include from Hugoton: Kolton Decker, First in Class Scholarship; Foundation Scholarship, Mr. and Mrs. Scott M. Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship: Keithan Martin, J.R. Chelikowsky Scholarship, Petroleum Geology Scholarship; Katherine Omo, Soaring with Eagles Scholarship and Dr. Heath J. Schroeder Memorial Leadership Scholarship Tyrell Sandoval, Transfer Achievement

Award; Austin Scott, First in Class Scholarship; Foundation Scholarship; Aaron Seaman, Achievement Award and Allison Army ROTC Scholarship. Overall, students have earned more than $19.2 million in scholarships for the current academic year – more than $3 million more than the previous year. Most of the scholarships are made possible through donations and gifts to the Kansas State University Foundation. Information on the university's student financial assistance is available at

Emily Kurt makes OC Honor Roll Emily Kurt of Hugoton, earned selection to the Honor Roll at Oklahoma Christian University or “OC” for the 2013 fall semester. Kurt, a senior majoring in Nursing at Oklahoma Christian, merited the honor by achieving a grade point average between 3.40 and 3.84 on a 4.00 scale during the fall semester. Overall, 488 students were on the Honor Roll, with 746 OC students earning a GPA of 3.40 or higher for the fall term. Oklahoma Christian, recognized as one of the best universities in the western United States by U.S. News and World Report and The

Princeton Review, offers undergraduate programs in more than 60 fields of study, an undergraduate Honors Program, and graduate programs in accountancy, business administration, engineering, Christian ministry, divinity, and theological studies. For the last three years, the cost of attendance for OC undergraduate students has stayed the same, making Oklahoma Christian the only university in the state and the only reporting member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities that did not raise its total price. More information is available at

Some serious socializing occurred at the Groundhog Supper Saturday night, as a few locals consider their beverage options. The UMC Groundhog Supper was well-attended, boasting over 100 guests.

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each. Contest winners will be selected April 25, 2014. Winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet or Graduation Program of the winner’s school. All scholarships will be paid to the Registrar upon proof of enrollment at an accredited college or vocational school for the 2014 fall term. March 31, 2014, is the deadline for submitting a completed application and essay. Applications may be obtained from school counselors or by mail to: Southwest Kansas Bar Association, Law Day Scholarship Essay Contest, c/o Hon. Linda Gilmore, 200 E. Sixth Street, Hugoton, Ks. 67951. Submitted by the Southwest Kansas Bar Association.

Stephanie A Weeast, CFP®, AAMS® Financial Advisor

HUGOTON POLICE REPORT Business Hours, Call 544-4959 After Hours, Call 544-2020 Monday, January 20, 2014 • Theft, 500 Block of West Eleventh, Investigated, Officer Crane • Barking Dog, 200 Block of South Jefferson, Spoke to Owner, Officer Crane • Medical Assist, 900 Block of South Coulter, Public Service, Sergeant Johnson Tuesday, January 21, 2014 • Dog at Large, 500 Block of West Eleventh, Owner Caught the Dog, Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock, 500 Block of South Jackson, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Welfare Check, 1100 Block of South Washington, No One Was Home, Officer Crane Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Vehicle Unlock, 500 Block of West Ninth, Citizen Assist, Officer Lamatsch • Theft, 100 Block of West Sixth, Took Report, Officer Lamatsch Thursday, January 23, 2014 • Non Injury Accident, Eleventh and Washington, Took Report, Officer Lamatsch Friday, January 24, 2014 • Vandalism, 500 Block of South Jackson, Took Report, Officer

Lauren Sarchet named to Honor Roll Lauren Sarchet of Hugoton has been named to the Dean’s Honor Roll for the fall 2013 semester at Oklahoma City University. Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours during a semester to meet the Dean's Honor Roll requirements and maintain a GPA of 3.5. Oklahoma City University is a coeducational, urban private university located in Oklahoma City, in the Uptown district. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts, fine arts, sciences and business. The only Oklahoma institution listed in the top tier of the regional, master's-level university category by U.S. News and World Report, Oklahoma City University is also listed in Forbes’ “Best Christian Colleges” and “100 Best College Buys”. OCU offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and 23 graduate degrees (including a law degree, MBA and doctoral programs in nursing). For more information visit

THE CLASSIFIEDS ATTRACT BUYERS. Looking to sell your used car, television, sofa, baseball card collection or anything else under the sun? Place an ad in the Classifieds! It’s a fast, easy and profitable way to get rid of your unwanted merchandise. Call 620-544-4321 today to place your ad.

Crane • Medical Assist, 700 Block of South Harrison, Public Service, Sergeant Johnson Saturday, January 25, 2014 • Medical Assist, 1400 Block of South Monroe, Public Service, Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock, 100 Block of West Sixth, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Dog at Large, 500 Block of West Seventh, Spoke to Owner, Officer Crane • Funeral Escort, 600 Block of South Van Buren, Public Service, Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock, 100 Block of South Main, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Trespassing, 300 Block of South Madison, Spoke to RP, Sergeant Johnson Sunday, January 26, 2014 • Hit & Run, 500 Block of South Monroe, Took Report, Officer Crane • Dog at Large, 400 Block of West Tenth, Spoke to Owner, Officer Crane • Dog at Large, 1000 Block of South Polk, Officer Crane • Dog at Large, 500 Block of East Third, Dog Impounded, Officer Crane



Lisa Bennett was recently promoted to Assistant Vice President of Citizens State Bank. She works in our IT Department and enjoys helping customers with internet banking, debit cards, etc. as well as answering IT questions from both customers and our staff. Lisa is a Hugoton native who graduated from Hugoton High School and Hutchinson Community College. She is married to Chad Bennett and has two sons, Ryland and Carson. Her parents are Dean and Linda Banker. Watch for Lisa at many Hugoton Rec games where she also enjoys coaching several sports activities. Congratulations, Lisa!

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MUSEUM UPDATE from The Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum Gladys Renfro, Beulah Carter and Linda McCrary Gladys Renfro is beginning her twenty-seventh year as curator and enjoys the work activities associated with the Museum. She has seen many changes. Her husband Maurice, now deceased, especially enjoyed greeting and welcoming the visitors for eleven years. Beulah Mae Carter is not new to the Museum as she previously worked for Clay and Esther Horner. At that time, the Museum was open from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. six days a week and

open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sundays. She left the Museum to work as secretary at the First Christian Church for 30 years. She again came to the Museum in 1998 as an assistant to Gladys. Billy Woodworth has been working 20 years as shop/shed supervisor — including mowing, weed eating and trimming. Before the automatic sprinkler system was installed, Billy would pick up the pipes before mowing then put them back after mowing for watering. The automatic

sprinkler system is really appreciated! Mrs. Linda McCrary of Moscow has been employed during the summer months of June, July and August for five years, working with computer records. In December of 2013, she started working to update records and files. The Museum is glad to have her during the winter months. She does some substitute teaching but really enjoys working at the Museum and with the staff. Nick McGill, a former employee, now deceased, was an enjoyable person, always cheerful, as well as very confident in his computer records of the Museum’s collections. He set up an assignments system for the Museum and was always accurate in his records. Summer hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon and from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Museum is closed during the noon hour. Come visit us! The Museum enjoys giving tours to schools and other groups. There is no admission charge.

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The staff of the Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum pause during their busy activities for a photo. Seated is Gladys Renfro, Curator of the museum. Standing left to right

Hugoton Time is running out! If you want to nominate someone for the Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year and/or Lifetime Achievement awards for 2013, your nomination must be received in the Chamber office by this Friday, January 31, 2014. These awards will be presented to the honored recipients at our Annual Awards Banquet Saturday, April 26, 2014. Anyone who is a resident of Stevens County can make a nomination for either of these two awards. Nominations must be submitted in writing to the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce to be considered. Legislative Updates have been scheduled for February 15, March 15 and April 19 at 4:00 p.m. at the Stevens County Library Meeting Room. Senator Larry Powell and Representative Stephen Alford are scheduled to be at all three of these updates. The public is invited to attend to

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find out what is happening this year in the Kansas Legislature. These events are sponsored by Stevens County Economic Development, Stevens County Farm Bureau Association and the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce. The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce and Stevens County Economic Development Web site www.stevens is a great place to view a calendar of events going on in the County. I have just put information about two upcoming programs that might be of interest to some of the residents of Stevens County. One of those events is “Growing Rural Businesses” that started Thursday, January 16. Wichita State University Center for Entrepreneurship in partnership with Ford County Economic Development, NetWork Kansas and Dodge City Community College is launching an entrepreneurial certificate program. For more

information about this and other events of interest to our community, be sure to visit our Web site. We also try to keep the community informed of upcoming events on our Facebook pages Get Hugoton! and Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce. Give us a “like” on Facebook. Chamber Gift Certificates are the PERFECT gift for Anyone, Anytime! Chamber Gift Certificates are the solution for all of your gift giving needs. Purchasing Chamber Gift Certificates ensures that your money is staying in our local economy making our local businesses strong. Stop by the Chamber Office and purchase a Chamber Gift Certificate. These certificates can be written for any amount and are redeemable at most Stevens County businesses. Shop STEVENS COUNTY First! The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce is here for YOU!

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Charles Olinger has Down Under dream Charles Olinger raising funds for Australian trip By Greg Little, Standard Journal, Rexburg, Id. TETON — To say Charles Olinger is a special person might be an understatement. In many ways, he’s a typical high school student and athlete. At 6-feet, 4-inches, Charles is a multi-sport athlete. He’s now playing on the South Fremont basketball team and was a standout on the football team this past season. Charles, 18, is a senior at South Fremont and now he has a bigger dream — a trip to Australia to participate in the “Down Under Tournament” as a football player. “This is an opportunity to do something special, to gain experience,” said Charles. The long road To think that Charles, 18, even has the chance to go to Australia — as well as Hawaii and New Zealand — might have been unthinkable when he was young. “When he was real young, he lost his speech,” said his dad, John. “We didn’t know what was going on.” At a school gathering, someone told John that his son might have autism. The only thing John knew about autism was from the movie, “Rain Man.” When he heard that, John said he was not pleased. But he actually didn’t know enough about autism to make any judgments. He had a talk with his mother and they decided to seek medical advice. At the time, they lived in Kansas and traveled to Kansas City, Mo., for a medical evaluation. “He was diagnosed as autistic,” said his dad. John said they learned a lot about autism and how important it is to have a proper diet. Once Charles was put on a

proper diet, he said his son’s condition improved dramatically. So much so, his son was able to do many more physical activities. At one point, the family traveled to St. Louis, where they spent three weeks at an institute dedicated to autism. “I have learned a lot,” said his father. Hard work

Charles Olinger, grandson of Edna Olinger By the time Charles was a high school sophomore, the family had moved to Teton, where he enrolled at South Fremont High School. There, he became an athlete — and most importantly, a good student. “I think I am doing well,” said Charles of his academics. For one, he has to in order to participate in sports. But Charles is also looking for challenges, as is shown by his class schedule. He’s taking calculus, astronomy, Seminary, beginning drawing, English and government. That doesn’t even count all of the weight training and other physical training he does to continue to be a standout athlete. Asked about his future, Charles said he wants to go on an LDS mission but also

would like to play some college football while furthering his education. He’s not sure of a major at this point, but said he does enjoy astronomy. The present Right now, though, Charles is focused on the opportunity he has to travel to Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. He’s been invited to participate in the Down Under Sports program in which American athletes travel to participate in tournaments. It’s a program that began in 1989 as a dream of George O’Scanlon, a native of New Zealand. O’Scanlon fell in love with American football and he had a dream of being able to show it to his fellow countrymen as well as people in Australia, where he lived for several years. He formed International Sports Specialists and the program began with the Down Under Bowl. Since then, thousands of athletes from the United States have participated in the program, which expanded to include basketball and now includes a myriad of sports. Charles was suggested as a participant by his coach and was eventually selected and invited to play in the competition. If he can raise the funds, Charles will travel in late June and have the opportunity to play in several football games as well as spend time in Hawaii. His dad said it will cost around $5,000 for Charles to make the trip. “We are looking for people who want to help,” said his father. The family plans to do various fundraising events starting in the near future. But they also need cash donations in order to build a fund to allow Charles the chance

to make the trip. If you are interested in helping, you can call John at 208-458-0112 or 208-201-6484. His dad said the trip will be much more than about football. He said it is a cultural and learning experience which he believes would be good for his son. Total dedication Charles said he has always enjoyed playing football and he knew it was the sport for him not long after moving to Idaho. During his sophomore season, Charles caught his

first touchdown pass. “It felt good,” he said. But to keep in shape, Charles has to work hard and there’s no question he is dedicated. At the end of school last year, Charles got to the point where he needed a new bicycle. A group from JCC-St. Anthony, the state juvenile corrections facility, found out about Charles and they took matters into their how hands. The group made a custom bicycle and then presented it to Charles. What has to be understood

is that Charles doesn’t just ride around town on his bicycle. In the summer, he rides to the school each day to workout. That’s riding from Teton to St. Anthony, a distance of eight miles, which totals 16 miles each day. “He’s worked hard,” said his dad. Like Charles, that, too, may be an understatement. [Charles is the grandson of Edna Olinger of Hugoton and son of John Olinger formerly of Hugoton.] Used by permission.

GasBuddy finds best day to gas up A GasBuddy analysis released Tuesday, January 28 tracked trends over the last four years showing what day of the week saw the cheapest gasoline price. The analysis also provided a conclusion for what day of the week offers the lowest price, showing a wide variation of the cheapest day to get gas, but not every day was well-represented. “Surprisingly, many states see the lowest gasoline prices for the week during the weekend, which may come as a surprise to many motorists,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst with Gas According to the analysis, 65 percent of states saw lower prices during the weekend than the week, which included Friday, Saturday or Sunday. GasBuddy’s data also found very few states saw Tuesday or Wednesday as the best day to fuel up. recommends GasBuddy Kansas drivers fuel up midweek, but if you’re visiting Oklahoma, fill your tank Monday or Saturday. Going to Texas? Gas up Saturday or Sunday. Colorado’s best gas prices are generally found late in the weekend.

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Freshman Ordonez named Warrior of the Week The Hugoton wrestling team traveled to Hays Friday and Saturday, January 24 and 25. The team placed eleventh at the tournament. Placers for Hugoton were Pedro Ordonez at 126 pounds champion, third place was Bradley Campbell at 195 pounds. Warrior of the Week was Pedro Ordonez, a freshman wrestling at 126 lbs. “This is the second toughest tournament we go to all year. We took seven wrestlers to Hays and sent four to a tournament in Cimarron. Honestly I was a little surprised we finished eleventh out of 24 teams. Everyone we took won at least one match,” said Coach Brett Mahan. Israel Montoya at 106 was a match away from placing. Senior Bradley Campbell ran his season record to 24 and 6 going 5 and 1 this weekend. Campbell had lost his quarter final match to Ethan Harp of KMC, but ended up beating him for third 9 to 1. Bradley is currently ranked #3 in 4A. “I am telling you if he wrestles like he did in his consolation matches this weekend, he is going to make an incredible amount of noise at State,” said Coach Mahan. Pedro Ordonez won his championship match in dramatic fashion earning an escape with only two seconds left in “the Ultimate Tiebreaker”. The way overtime works in wrestling is if the match is tied at the end of regulation, they will have a one minute sudden victory overtime, in which the first

takedown wins. If neither wrestler scores a takedown, then they will wrestle two 30 second periods with each guy getting a chance from the bottom referees position. If the match is still tied at the end of those two periods (Pedro was tied 2 - 2) then they wrestle the Ultimate Tie Breaker. The wrestler who scores the first points gets his choice of top or bottom in the referees position. If the bottom guy gets away with in 30 seconds he wins, if not he loses. Pedro had scored the first points so he chose down and he got away to win in the Hays Tournament as a freshman. Also earning team points for the Eagles this weekend were Zane Littell, Edgar Villa, Genesis Martinez, and Noel Camacho. At 106 pounds Israel Montoya. 5 Team Points, won by major decision 10 - 0 against Trayton Kroeger of Ellis; lost by fall :41 to Austin Eldredge of MacPherson; won by major decision 12 - 0 against Kendall Patchin of Maize South; and lost by fall 1:34 to Gunner Rairden of Salina Central. At 126 pounds Pedro Ordonez first place, 26 Team Points; won by Fall 0:44 against Michael Silva of Goddard Eisenhower; won by Fall 1:38 against Tyler Whitson of Buhler; won by decision 9 - 3 against Riley Juenemann of Phillipsburg; and won by decision 3 - 2 against Reagan Nguyen of Maize South. At 132 pounds Zane Littell 2 Team Points, lost by fall

Melissa Fabela can’t be stopped as she makes her way down court. The Lady Eagles took third place at the Colby tournament.

Sports Schedule Thursday, January 30 7th Grade Boys’ Basketball B-Team @ Dodge City Middle School; 4:00 p.m. 8th Grade Boys’ Basketball B-Team vs Dodge City Middle School @ Home; 4:00 p.m. 7th Grade Boys’ Basketball A Team @ Dodge City Middle School; 5:00 p.m. 8th Grade Boys’ Basketball A-Team vs Dodge City Middle School @ Home; 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 31 Wrestling V Tournament @ Garden City High School; 12:00 p.m. Boys & Girls Basketball JV vs Holcomb @ Home; 4:45 p.m. Girls Basketball V vs Holcomb @ Home; 6:30 p.m. Boys Basketball C-Team vs Holcomb @ Home; 6:30 p.m. Boys Basketball V vs Holcomb @ Home; 8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 1 Wrestling V Tournament @ Garden City High School; TBA Wrestling JV Tournament @ Larned High School; 9:00 a.m. Boys & Girls Basketball JV Tournament @ Southwestern Heights; 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 3 8th Grade Boys Basketball


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Reed Rome places fourth at the Cimarron wrestling tournament. Reed wrestles in the 120 pound division. Photo courtesy of Lisa Rome.

The Eagles participated in the Colby tournament this past Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Hugoton started with a Thursday game against Wichita West followed by a Friday game against Liberal. After losing both of the previous games the Eagles took on Burlington for seventh place Saturday. Game one against Wichita West ended in a 50 to 65 loss for Hugoton. Two Eagles got into the double digits along with points by six other team mates. Zack Leininger led his team in scoring 15 points and also had the most rebounds grabbing three offensive and four defensive missed shots. Jeison Rodriguez had three two point baskets along with one three point field goal. He ended the game with eleven points and six rebounds. Kellen Watkins came close adding nine points in the game. This fast paced game had six lead changes and four tied scores. The Eagles biggest lead was three points while

Wichita West had an 18 point lead at one point. Hugoton was tied at the end of the first quarter 11 to 11 after Rodriguez made his only three point field goal. The Eagles were down by nine by half time and could not regain the points necessary to catch the opposing team. Hugoton went to the loser side of the bracket where they would play Liberal next. Game two was played Friday against Liberal. This game had three lead changes with the Eagles leading at one point by three. Rodriguez was the Eagles leading score maker with 14 points and eight rebounds. Nic Frederick stepped up his offensive game snagging eight rebounds and added four points to the Eagles side of the scoreboard. Hugoton lost this game, 47 to 60 sending them to the Saturday’s game for seventh place. The Eagles played Burlington in the final match up of the tournament. There were eleven game score changes and the game was tied up six

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2:06 to Mason Bannister of Phillipsburg; won by major decision 12 - 1 against Nathan Elliott of Buhler; and lost by fall 4:46 to Kyle Schroeder of Russell. At 138 pounds Edgar Villa, 4 Team Points, lost by fall 3:55 to Jacob Mills of Kapaun Mt. Carmel; won by major decision 8 - 0 against Tyler Lindzy of Salina Central; won by major decision 12 - 4 against Zach Irvin of Weld Central (CO); and lost by fall 2:43 to Tommy Truesdale of Riley County. At 145 pounds Genesis Martinez 3 Team Points, won by major decision 14-3 against Justin Raynesford of TMP-Marian; lost by fall 5:46 to Brandon Schoenthaler of Trego Community; and lost by fall 0:54 to Chris Truesdale of Riley County. At 182 pounds Noel Camacho 4 Team Points, won by fall 4:28 against Brandon Groff of Ellis; lost by fall 2:23 to Gavin Grater of Riley County; and lost by decision 5-6 to Justin Bradley of Hoisington. At 195 pounds Bradley Campbell third place, 22 Team Points won by fall 1:31 against Skyler Hoch of Larned; lost by decision 1 - 5 to Ethan Harp of Kapaun Mt. Carmel; won by fall 1:10 against Mike McMullen of Salina Central; won by major decision 10-1 against Seth Boswell of Phillipsburg; won by Def injury against Ian Bonsall of Goodland; and won by major decision 9-1 against Ethan Harp of Kapaun Mt. Carmel.

The four athletes that wrestled for Hugoton at the Cimarron Varsity tournament were Reed Rome fourth place, Jack Stalcup sixth place, Alfredo Luna third place and Landan Hickey - fourth place. At 120 pounds Reed Rome fourth place 6.5 Team Points lost by fall 4:46 to Brandon Menzie of Sublette; won by tech fall 15 - 0 against Davis Mattison of Lakin; lost by fall :26 to Hao Nguyen of Dodge City; won by Maj Dec 12 - 4 against Nich Aponte of Holcomb; and lost by fall 1:33 to Max Easley of Larned. At 126 pounds Jack Stalcup 4 Team Points lost by fall 3:51 to Elijah Stone of Greeley County; lost by fall 1:06 to Joe Erskin of Holcomb; won by fall 1:49 against Jalen Kraisinger of Larned; won by fall :59 against Alec Smith of Cimarron; and lost by decision 5 - 9 to Colby Gugelmeyer of Lakin. At 195 pounds Alfredo Luna third place 10.5 Team Points won by fall 1:00 against Landan Hickey of Hugoton; lost by fall 4:26 to Zerek Rodriguez of Dodge City; won by tech fall 15 - 0 against Remington Trevino of Sublette; and lost by fall 3:20 to AJ Cooper of Cimarron. At 195 pounds Landan Hickey fourth place lost by fall 1:00 to Alfredo Luna of Hugoton; lost by fall 5:30 to Zerek Rodriguez of Dodge City; won by fall 1:22 against Remington Trevino of Sublette; and lost by fall 2:08 to AJ Cooper of Cimarron.

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Landan Hickey places second and Alfredo Luna third at the Cimarron wrestling tournament. Both wrestlers are in the 195 pound division. Photo courtesy of Lisa Rome.

Parker Titus aims then sends the ball through the net. Titus added several shots during the Colby tournament this past weekend.

Kellen Watkins checks his teammates looking for an open player. Watkins was one of the Eagles that played in the tournament at Colby. times. Rodriguez once again led his team in points hitting eight, two point baskets and one free throw for a total of 19 game points. Jeison ended the tournament with 44 points. The score was tied 12 to 12 at the end of the first quarter. Hugoton had a small lead through out the second quarter and ended the first half leading by five. Ross Davis scored a two point basket near the end of the first half giving the Eagles 30 points going into the third quarter. Hugoton held the lead until the last few seconds of the third quarter. Burlington

pulled ahead by one to end the quarter, 42 to 43. Rodriguez tied the score up in the fourth quarter on a free throw with plenty of time left on the clock. The Eagles once again regained the lead when Watkins scored a basket with five minutes left to play. Hugoton did not give up the lead again and by the end of the quarter Hugoton had won the seventh place position with a score of 56 to 47.

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Lady Eagles take third at Colby tourney The Lady Eagles traveled to Colby last week to play in the three day tournament. Hugoton started Thursday playing against Sunrise Christian Academy where the Lady Eagles dominated to take the win 55 to 12. Hugoton next moved to the winners’ side of the bracket where they were pitted against Palmer Ridge Friday. The Lady Eagles could not get the momentum needed to get the win and moved to the third place bracket to be played Saturday. Hugoton met Liberal on the court for the final game of the tournament where the Lady Eagles took the win and the third place position. Hugoton played Sunrise Christian Academy to start the tournament Thursday. It didn’t take Hugoton long to get ahead and the game was all Lady Eagles. The home team took a big lead by half time and ended the game with a big win, 55 to 12. Amy Scott scored 11 points during the game along with ten points from Katy Heger. The fourth quarter was a running clock due to the lead. All starting players for the Lady Eagles had to sit out during the fourth quarter. The Lady Eagles’ second game of the tournament was played against Palmer Ridge Friday. This was a tough team and the Hugoton girls were not able to defeat them. Palmer Ridge went on to win the tournament with their final game against Colby. The home team played a low scoring first three quarters against Palmer Ridge, only scoring 19 points. Hugoton came back in the final quarter adding 17 points but lost the game, 36 to 52. Riley Sosa led

her team in rebounds with six while Heger had four assists and four steals. Heger and Scott each added eleven points during the battle along with three, three point field goals by Melissa Fabela and five points by Ana Pena. The team would now move to the last game for the third place title. Game three was played Saturday against Liberal for the third place position. Hugoton jumped on the board in the first quarter with a three point shot by Sosa and Fabela. Pena and Estafani Armendariz each added two for a ten point first quarter. The Lady Eagles added 18 points in the second quarter, 22 points in the third and 13 in the final quarter to take the win, 63 to 53. Four Hugoton girls got on the board earning double digits with Heger leading the team with 17 points. Scott had 11 followed by ten each from Armendariz and Fabela. Sosa again led in rebounds grabbing eight followed by Armendariz with seven rebounds. Six of Armendariz’s rebounds were offensive keeping the Liberal girls from getting another chance to score. Scott ended the game with four assists and Heger had five steals. The game ended with a third place for Hugoton in the non league tournament. Just In: Amy Scott and Katy Heger were named to the Girls’ All-Tournament Team and Melissa Fabela was awarded the Off The Bench Award for their great overall play during the tournament. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players so these girls received these awards due to the other coaches noticing their play!

This fast break by Megan Cornelsen is vital to the Lady Eagles during the Colby tournament. This break resulted in another two-point basket.

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Katy Heger is up for two despite a blocker in the Lady Eagles end of the court.

Eighth graders struggle at Dodge The normally unflappable eighth grade boys’ basketball team struggled down the stretch in Monday’s 44-40 loss at Dodge City. After HMS gave up the lead by scores of 27-26 and 29-28 in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter, the Eagles went on a six-point, 30second burst to take a 34-29 advantage with just under three minutes to go in regulation. Unfortunately, the Comanches rallied to scalp the Eagles, 7-2, to close out the fourth quarter and to send the teams to overtime, deadlocked 36-36. In the extra session, Dodge City dominated the offensive boards for put-back baskets to take a 42-37 advantage the Eagles could not rebound from. The disappointing loss was a direct result of an abysmal 2-12 nightmare at the free throw line. The top performance for the Eagles was provided by HMS

high scorer Nathan Leininger with nine points. Luis Contreras, Damyan Don Juan and Mitchell Hamlin tallied eight points, apiece. Paden Cornelsen added five points. Isaac Sanchez contributed two points. After HMS trailed 8-6 at the end of the first quarter Leininger sparked the Eagles with a six-point outburst as Hugoton took control of the game by a ten-point margin of 22-12. The half ended with HMS leading, 22-14. A meager four-point effort in the third quarter squandered most of the lead, as the Eagles clung to a 26-25 precipice to start the fourth quarter. Dodge City also defeated Hugoton in the “B” team game 20-11. Scoring for HMS were Armando Martinez and Rodrigo Sanchez with four points, apiece, Marcos Baeza with two points and Azareal Rodriguez with one point.

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HMS boys win two against Kenneth Henderson and Liberal West The Hugoton Middle School eighth grade boys’ basketball team recorded a pair of victories in last week’s action. Monday in Garden City. the Eagles escaped with a 37-35 victory over Kenneth Henderson. In Thursday’s home game, HMS held off Liberal West 47-37. The victory over an improved Liberal West team was more of a struggle than the ten-point margin of victory indicated. When asked about his charges’ slow start. Hugoton Coach Lance Cornelsen remarked, “We came out and thought we were going to walk all over them because we did last year. They came out in a zone and packed it in. and we didn’t know what to do.” At the end of the first quarter. Liberal led, 9-7. The surprising early deficit got the HMS players‘ attention. The Eagles doubled their total in the first two minutes of the second period to take a 14-9 advantage. Hugoton increased its lead to 18-11 with just under two minutes to go in the half. Liberal’s Warriors battled back to tie the game at 20-20. With a steal in the back court off the press and a

lay-up, Luis Contreras gave HMS the lead at intermission, 22-20. Mitchell Hamlin had a huge second quarter, scoring the Eagles’ first nine points. The second half was an exchange of runs. Hugoton scored the first seven points in the first two minutes of the third quarter to lead 29-20. With just over a minute and a half left in the period. the run had become 13-2. HMS held a should-have-been comfortable 35-22 advantage. But, the Warriors weren’t done. Liberal went on an 11-0 binge to cut its deficit to 35-33 at the half-way point of the fourth quarter. The stoic Eagles and their Perry Ellis-like facades were unfazed. HMS completed its task with a final 12-4 effort. Paden Cornelsen had a big second half with a dozen points. Hamlin finished as the Eagles’ leading scorer with 17 points. Cornelsen followed closely with 15 points. Contreras. who Coach Cornelsen said “is just playing outstanding” contributed a solid seven points, including three of four free throws down the stretch. Damyan Don Juan scored four points. Nathan Leininger and Isaac Sanchez added two

points apiece. At Kenneth Henderson, the Eagles’ half-time lead of 2012 evaporated in the second half as Kenneth Henderson caught HMS at 35-35 with time winding down. Hamlin hit a shot in the lane with very little time left to ensure a Hugoton victory. Hamlin once again topped the Eagles in scoring with 13 points. Contreras also reached double figures with 11 points. Cornelsen followed with seven points. Leininger tallied four points. Azareal Rodriguez, in the first “A” team start of his middle school career, added two points. Hugoton‘s “B” team split last week’s contests, losing to Kenneth Henderson, 27-23, and defeating Liberal West. 20-15. Ivan Villa led the way in the victory with six points. Armando Martinez and Rodrigo Sanchez scored four points each. Angel Quezada Rodriguez, and Adan Vera contributed two points apiece. At Garden City, Villa again led the way with six points, Colton Swinney with five points, Dawson Burnett with four points, Marcos Baeza with three points, Jalen Rosales and Quezado

both with two points. and Martinez with one point rounded out the offensive production. By Tom Hicks

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2014 Who: Anyone wanting to be healthier and get in shape. What: Individual program to push yourself to lose those extra pounds. When: Register by Friday, January 31st at Hugoton Recreation Commission. Weigh-In: Monday, February 3rd 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: Individuals 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: $30 per person This is an individual program - no pairs or teams - only yourself. Pick up registration packets at Hugoton Recreation Commission, 211 S. Madison. For more information or questions, call 544-4675.

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AG’s office says tax ID theft on the rise

Ayden Harper, C J Beard, Isaac Moreland, Mason Jenkins and Rustin Pearcy all qualify for the 600 Club. Each Boy Scout sold in excess

of $600 during popcorn sales last year. These Scouts are part of the Cimarron River District.

Ayden Harper is the second highest Boy Scout popcorn seller in the Cimarron River District. He sold $2024. At right: Ted Bansemer hands Ayden Harper his certificate and a cap for his efforts during the Boy Scouts popcorn sales.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan reminded Kansans to be mindful of attempts to steal personal information during tax filing season. Tax identity theft typically involves another person filing a false tax return using someone else’s Social Security Number. When that taxpayer later files his or her return, it could be rejected because records indicate he or she has already received a refund. Earlier this month, the IRS reported that during the 2013 federal fiscal year it initiated nearly 1,500 criminal investigations of tax-related identity theft. From 2011 to 2013, the IRS reported stopping 14.6 million suspicious returns. “Identity theft is growing problem in Kansas and nationwide,” Schmidt said. “Our office has expanded our ability go after those who steal personal information and to educate consumers on ways to prevent identity theft.” Jordan said his office is taking steps to prevent tax fraud. “Tax fraud is a monetary and emotional burden for Kansans that we work hard to prevent,” said Jordan. “We’ve set up our system to make tax fraud difficult and are constantly adapting to prevent new schemes.” Schmidt and Jordan offered the following tips to help con-

Moran calls for reversal of cuts to military retirement benefits U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) recently sponsored legislation – the Keeping Our Promise to Our Military Heroes Act (S. 1869) – to protect military retirees from unfair reductions in their retirement benefits. Introduced last month by U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and sponsored by 19 of their U.S. Senate Colleagues, S. 1869 reverses the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) reduction for

military retirees that was unfairly included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (which Sen. Moran opposed). “Although the Omnibus corrected some of the reductions irresponsibly included in the budget agreement, the measure does not protect all veterans and their families from cuts to their COLA benefits,” Sen. Moran said. “The Keeping Our Promise to Our Military Heroes Act would

completely restore COLA benefits promised to military retirees. We must keep our promise to our retired service members who deserve these benefits.” The legislation provides an offset to restore military retiree benefits by making a simple fix to the U.S. tax code. It would require filers to have Social Security Numbers to qualify for the Additional Child Tax Credit

Collin Klein hosts the Big Bowl Game at Faith Tabernacle in Liberal Faith Tabernacle Church and Liberal Ministerial Alliance will be hosting a Super Football party Sunday, February 2 at the Ag Building in the Fairgrounds at 1501 W. Eighth in Liberal. Collin Klein, 2012 Heisman Trophy finalist, will be speaking at halftime of the game and he will be signing autographs for those who attend the viewing party. The big game will be shown in HD on a 25 foot screen. There is no charge to attend the event. Pastor Rex Petty of Faith Tabernacle Church always tries to have well known players speak at the party each year. Faith Tabernacle has hosted the party every year for at least 20 years or more. For this year the event is being moved to the Ag Building at the fairgrounds,which will accommodate more attendees and a large 25 foot screen to watch the game on. Collin earned several awards and honors and set numerous records during his time at K-State. In addition to being named a Heisman Trophy finalist, in 2012, he was a Second Team AllAmerican (AP). Collin holds the K-State single-season record for most rushing yards by a quarterback and most rushing touchdowns. He holds numerous awards and was on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s November 19, 2012 issue. Doors to the Ag Building will open at 5:00 p.m. Febru-

ary 2 and the game kicks off at 5:20 p.m.. There will be refreshments served courtesy of Pizza Hut. Children under

13 years need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


STEVENS COUNTY SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER Shila Moore, Director 544-2283 - Activities 544-8041 - Meals 624 S. Main, Hugoton Wednesdays February 5 and 19 and March 5 and 19 from 9:00 until 10:30 a.m, we’ll have our Life Story workshops. If you are interested in beginning to write your life story, please come for one or for all of the sessions. We’ll be writing about different events in our lives. For example, we’ll recall our favorite holidays, adventures with our best friends, family trips, one-room schools, your favorite teacher, and a variety of other memories. If there is continued interest, we will have more of the workshops. You don’t have to be a writer to do this. You just have to have a desire to tell your story. We’ll meet in the craft room. We’re not planning a Senior Social February 1 because that is the day the Moscow United Methodist Church is having its Ground Hog Supper. We encourage you to support them. Our next big event is Saturday, February 8. First National Bank is sponsoring our Valentine Dance and Bingo Party beginning at 7:00 p.m. and going until 10:00 p.m. Please make a note of these new times. They are providing food and prizes. We welcome all ages to join us in a family-friendly environment. The

band is Oklahoma Cowboy. If you have questions concerning caregiving, legal matters, disability, health insurance, housing, etc., please call Michael Johnston who is the representative from Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging. His phone number is 620-225-8230. Menu Jan. 30..................Hamburgers Jan. 31 ..............Sausage Gravy Feb. 3.......BBQ Chicken Breast Feb. 4......................Pork Chops Feb. 5 .............................Brisket Feb. 6 ......Grilled Chicken Patty Activities Friday, January 31 Bingo........................12:30 p.m. Monday, February 3 Line Dancing............10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 4 Bridge.......................12:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 5 Paint...........................1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 6 Bridge.......................12:30 p.m. Daily – Monday thru Friday Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Saturdays Cards & Games .........6:00 p.m. 1st Saturday of the month Senior Social .............6:00 p.m. 2nd Saturday of the month Sew All Day

(ACTC). In 2011, the Treasury Department’s Inspector General reported that individuals who were not authorized to work in the United States and did not provide a Social Security Number received billions by claiming the ACTC. A provision in the budget deal requires a one percent annual reduction in COLA for military retirees. Under the legislation, a Sergeant First Class in the Army who qualifies for retirement at twenty years of service at age 40, and who has most likely deployed multiple times to war, could lose approximately $72,000 between retirement and turning age 62. Submitted by the Office of Senator Jerry Moran.

sumers avoid identity theft: • Only disclose Social Security Numbers when absolutely necessary, such as filing taxes or applying for a loan. Be wary of websites or retailers that request this information. • Keep personal financial documents and past years’ tax returns in a secure location, such as a locked filing cabinet or a fire safe box. • Protect personal computer

files by installing firewalls and anti-spam/virus software. Protect online accounts using strong passwords and PIN numbers. • Monitor credit reports for unauthorized or suspicious activity. Victims of identity theft can file a report online with the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at

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Gene Honacker offers his many knives and collectibles for customers to buy at the Winter Wonderland Arts and Crafts Show at the Hugoton Fairgrounds Saturday.

Judy Hickert of Moscow helps her brother display his many collectible items at the Arts and Craft Show Saturday.

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Pauline Murray shows her different kitchen items she has crocheted in her spare time to the delight of her many regular customers as she offers them for sale.

Amanda Mangels offers a variety of wines for patrons to try at the Winter Wonderland Arts and Crafts Show at the Hugoton Fairgrounds Saturday.

Kansas Sampler Festival deadline nears The community of Wamego, population 4,485, located in Pottawatomie County, is going all out to host the twenty-fifth annual Kansas Sampler Festival. The festival will be Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4 in Wamego City Park. For exhibitors to be assured a spot in the festival

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and in the official program guide they must register by Friday, January 31. Registration and general festival information can be found at www.kansassamplerfestival. com. The primary purpose of the Kansas Sampler Festival is to provide the public a sample of what there is to see, do, hear, taste, buy and learn in the state. The reason for rotating the festival is to give exhibitors statewide exposure, offer the public in every part of the state a chance to experience the festival, and a chance for the host city to showcase themselves to a statewide audience. The festival, a project of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, was designed to bring communities and attractions

from all over the state together to make it easy for the public to discover day trip possibilities. Whether they are looking for hiking trails, historic sites, natural landmarks, unique restaurants, off-the-beaten track eateries, architectural gems, hole-inthe-wall performing centers, artists-at-work, specialty shops, or have-to-be-there Kansas events, this festival is for everyone interested in getting to know the state. Julie Roller, development associate at Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation, and the local host director for the festival said, “The City of Wamego and regional partners are excited to meet and welcome all the exhibitors and visitors to our community. Even though we are the

smallest community to have the festival, we are no stranger to hosting large events including our annual 4th of July celebration. We are grateful to have the opportunity to showcase what Kansas has to offer in the beautiful backdrop of our city park and friendly community.” Registration numbers are nearing the 200 mark and the excitement is building throughout the state. Communities of all sizes will be represented as well as Kansas products, entertainers, historic performers, cultural heritage demonstrations, wineries/ microbreweries and food booths. Submitted by the Kansas Sampler Foundation.

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Free E-File income tax preparation help will be available at sites across Kansas starting Monday, January 27. The assistance sites are a partnership between the Kansas Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, called VITA. Community IRS trained and certified volunteers will be on site to help complete electronically filed Federal and State individual income tax returns and limited Kansas Homestead Claims & Property Tax Relief Claims. The program offers tax help to low- and moderate-income people, generally earning $51,000 or less, who cannot prepare their own tax returns. The volunteer tax preparers can help with special credits, such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled for which some filers may qualify. The Docking site will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday through the April 15 filing deadline. AARP Kansas also offers Tax-Aide through the IRSsponsored Tax Counseling for the Elderly program at additional sites throughout Kansas. Those sites provide free tax help to seniors. Items taxpayers should bring with them to have their tax returns prepared include: • A copy of last year’s federal and state income tax return, if they have one • Photo identification for the taxpayer and their spouse • Birth dates and social security cards, or a social security letter with the full number, for the taxpayer, spouse and any children in

the household born before December 31, 2013 • Wage and earning statements such as W-2 forms from all employers, W-2G gambling income, and 1099(R) from pension, annuity, retirement or profit-sharing plans, IRAs, and insurance contract distributions, interest and dividend statements from banks (form1099 INT), unemployment insurance benefit statements received any time in 2012 (1099-G), and all other 1098 and 1099 forms • Statements received from a mortgage company during 2013 • College expense information for college students • Other relevant information about income and expenses such as total amount paid for day care and the day care provider's federal identifying number, and any notices sent to the taxpayer by the IRS in 2012 • Workers with Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINS) should bring the ITIN card sent to them by the IRS • Those wanting to use direct deposit for their refund should bring a check from the account where they want the money deposited Due to changes in the law, renters should be aware that they are no longer eligible for a Homestead Claim. The Food Sales Tax credit is also now non-refundable so it does not generate a refund beyond the amount of taxes owed. Both spouses must be present to sign the required forms if they are filing jointly and bank routing numbers and account numbers must be provided to have the refund deposited directly into a

checking or savings account. The department’s yearround Taxpayer Assistance Center is located in room 150 of the Docking Building. It also offers Kansas income tax return and homestead claim assistance and is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call the Kansas Department of Revenue, 785-368-8222. To locate the nearest VITA site, call 1-800-906-9887. A list of AARP Kansas Tax-Aide sites is available by calling 1888-227-7669. A listing of times, locations and services offered for Shawnee County is available at http://www.

Gas prices up slightly Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.10 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $3.27 per gallon, according to gasoline price Web site Gas Including the change in gas prices in Kansas during the past week, prices Sunday were 8.8 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 2.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has decreased 1.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 4.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. Submitted by

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Heartland 4-H Club discusses County Club days in February January 21, at 7:00 p.m. the Heartland 4-H club came to order. Role call was taken, answered by “What is your favorite project in 4-H?” After role call was taken the club discussed any new business. The club decided whether or not to do a model meeting in County Club days February 8. After the vote was taken the club decided to do a model meeting at Club Days. As the Heartland 4-H Club meeting went on, Allison Goode prepared a devotion to share with the club that night. Jamin and Katya Walters showed a demonstration on how to show

a rabbit. After questions were asked and answered, the club moved on to further discussion of upcoming dates the 4-Hers need to be aware of, such as animal weigh-in dates and Regional and County Club Days. The main discussion was about doing concessions Saturday, January 25, at the local craft show at the fair grounds. In the Commercial building vendors set up booths to sell their items. The Heartland 4-H Club hosted a concessions stand with loaded potatoes and walking with tacos. By Jayla Stump, Club Reporter

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Pratt, Rush, Scott, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Thomas, Trego, Wallace, and Wichita. The NRCS will fund this initiative through its Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). All applicants must meet EQIP eligibility requirements. In Kansas, socially disadvantaged, limited resource, and beginning farmers and ranchers will receive a higher payment rate for conservation

practices implemented through the LPCI. For more information visit the Kansas NRCS web page at or contact your local USDA Service Center (listed in the telephone book under United States Government or on the internet at Follow us on Twitter @NRCS_Kansas. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Agriculture Corner FSA - NRCS - SCCD 544-2261 USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider Kansas Forums to Examine the Promise and Opportunity of Cover Crops, Soil Health You are invited to attend a free, live broadcast of the National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health and discuss how to build soil health, improve yields, curb erosion, manage pests, and build resilience in your farming system. The Cover Crops and Soil Health Forums will be February 18 at over 200 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and extension offices nationwide, and are being organized in conjunction with the National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health in Omaha, Nebraska. The national conference is sponsored by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Sustainable Agriculture and Education Research (SARE), and USDA/NRCS. In Kansas, there will be six locations that will host forums where producers will have the opportunity to learn from one another while exploring local and national perspectives on cover crops. Facilitated discussions on local issues pertaining to cover crops will follow a live-streamed broadcast of opening sessions from the national conference, including a dialogue with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (invited) and Howard G. Buffett, plus a panel discussion with expert farmers. Because the national conference attendance is limited, the local forums represent a way to include farmers, educators, and researchers across the country in the emerging conversation about the use and benefits of cover crops. Attendees of the local forums will also have the opportunity to contribute ideas and comments on cover crops and soil health to the leadership group at the national conference. These comments will be collected by staff at the local sites as part of the local discussion process. “This will be a great opportunity for producers interested in cover crops and soil health to

meet up with like-minded individuals from their local area to discuss both local and national issues related to cover crops,” said Eric B. Banks, State Conservationist, NRCS. For more information about the Cover Crops and Soil Health Forums and a list of forum locations, visit covercropconference. Please RSVP to ensure adequate seating and to get specific details about the forum as programs will vary by location. Live streaming from the national conference will begin at forum locations at 8:45 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST). Locations in Kansas: 8:45 a.m. CST, Tuesday, February 18, 2014 • USDA-NRCS, 3020 W. 18th Avenue, Suite B, Emporia, Kansas 66801, Contact: John Conway, 620-343-7276 • K-State Research and Extension Center, 4500 E. Mary Street, Garden City, Kansas 67846, Contact: Amanda Shaw, 620-275-0211, • USDA-NRCS, 3012 Broadway , Hays, KS 67601, Contact: Robert Schiffner, 785-625-2588, robert. • Hutchinson Community College , Shears Technology Center , Justice Theater, 1300 North Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501, Contact: Howard Miller, 620-727-6546 • USDA-NRCS, 3705 Miller Parkway, Suite B, Manhattan, KS 66503, Contact: Kris Ethridge, 785-776-7582, • NRCS Conference Center, 747 Duvall, Salina, KS 67401, Contact: Janelle Heiser, 785823-4577, janelle.heiser@ USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service: Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) USDA and its partnering organizations are equal opportunity providers and employers.

Applications are being accepted for outdoorswoman workshop If you’ve ever wondered what baits catch what fish, how to start a fire with your bare hands, or even have thought about coasting a creek in a canoe, you should sign up for the 2014 Spring Becoming An Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop this May. Held at Rock Springs 4-H Center May 16-18, the workshop will offer participants courses on everything from wood-carving and GPS basics, to rifle marksmanship and fly fishing. Offered through the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, BOW is a nonprofit, non-membership program designed for teaching women outdoor skills. The workshop will offer over 25 different classes thanks to a core of volunteer instructors, including KDWPT employees, law enforcement officials, and even past participants, all of whom are considered to be experts in their field.

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There is a cost for the threeday workshop, which includes lodging, meals and class supplies. Three $100 scholarships are available to first-time participants based on financial need. Early registration will be open to first-time participants through March 15. If spots still remain, past participants may register beginning March 16. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as the spring workshop is limited to 48 participants and the application period will close May 2. To register, visit www.ksoutdoors. com, click “Services/Education/Becoming an Outdoors Woman,” and download a registration form. For questions, call or email Jami McCabe at (785) 8455052 or kansasbow@sbc To learn more, and view pictures of past workshops, visit the BOW Facebook page found under “Becoming an Outdoors Woman KANSAS.”

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Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce News Chamber of Commerce salutes Healthcare Members

Stevens County Healthcare for the Heartland Stevens County Healthcare for the Heartland consists of the Stevens County Hospital, Stevens County Medical Clinic, Stevens County Retail Pharmacy and Pioneer Manor. The hospital had 725 inpatient days this past year. However, they did a lot of out-patient services which is where they get most of their revenue, according to Linda Stalcup, hospital administrator. This past year they did almost 75,000 tests and procedures. This includes the emergency room, radiology,

nuclear medicine, lab work, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, cardiology and the operating room. The hospital does out-patient surgery, mostly colonoscopy and gall bladder. The clinic has Dr. Sam, Dr. McGoarty and Nurse Practitioner Jana Morris in service. In the year 2013, these doctors treated patients with 11,700 clinic visits. Patients come from miles around for treatment, including Texas and Oklahoma. The Stevens County Retail Pharmacy has also been

busy. In the year 2013, they have filled almost 23,000 new prescriptions and refilled over 18,000 prescriptions. The pharmacy will soon be moving south of the hospital. To save money due to the budget cuts, the hospital maintenence crew are knocking out walls themselves and moving doors in order to get the new building ready for the pharmacy. They plan to install a drive-through window on the west side of the building for the patrons’ convenience. The physical therapy unit

has already moved into the old Pioneer Manor building. They took in their first patients at their new location this past Monday morning. This is another part of the hospital. An additional physical therapist has already been hired. Pioneer Manor is now 80% full with 72 residents. Their new Long Term Director is Kathy Harbison. Stevens County is fortunate to have all this great healthcare locally without having to travel great distances.

It is good that Hugoton has an Emergency Entrance to the Stevens County Hospital when it is needed.

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Nurse Link Staffing, Inc. is a nurse owned and operated staffing company. Ed and Alicia Stevenson, residents of Hugoton started Nurse Link Staffing, Inc. in December of 2011 with only a handful of employees and several area Healthcare Facilities. The company currently employs over 30 professionals in the capacity of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nurses Aides and Certified Medication Aides. These employees are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to Hospitals and Long Term Care Units throughout Southwest Kansas and just recently licensed in Colorado. Nurse Link Staffing is also proudly serving Pioneer Manor of Hugoton. Nurse Link is committed to providing their facilities with reliable, highly qualified and compassionate staff. Nurse Link Staffing employs the talents of local professionals to minimize the wait time when facilities are in need. Nurse

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Burrows birthday raises eyebrows Larry Burrows was treated to a “mustache” party for his seventy-second birthday. His grandchildren all had a chance to play with Groucho Marx-like glasses, eyebrows and mustaches during the evening. Larry turned 72 January 23. Happy belated birthday!

Lady Pirates scuttle Moscow Wildcats The Rolla Junior High basketball teams played Moscow Wildcats at Rolla Monday, January 20. The girls have dominated all the teams they have played and Monday was no exception.

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Rolla Alumni Banquet planned The Rolla Alumni Banquet will be this summer and preparations have begun! If you or someone you know has had an address change,

please email Jerold Hubbard at and he will try to get the address changes made!

RHS Pirates fall to South Baca The Rolla High School basketball teams traveled to Colorado to play South Baca Friday, January 24. The Rolla teams played hard but

was not able to pull off the win this time. Good luck next Friday, January 31, when Rolla travels to Felt, Ok.

Sadly, the boys’ team lost, but they played well the whole game. Congratulations and good luck next week with Tyrone at Rolla Thursday, January 30, and Felt at Felt Friday, January 31.

Norton speech qualifies for State The Rolla High School speech team traveled to Holcomb Saturday, January 25, to compete in the speech competition. Garry Norton placed second in prose

and qualified for state. Artemio Villa got seventh place in poetry. Great job, boys, and good luck the rest of the season to the whole team.

Calling all sports fans for Parents’ Night Businesses or people who would like to help “buy out” the Parents’ Night basketball game Tuesday, February 18 are needed. Parents’ Night is a time when all the parents of high school basketball players, cheerleaders, and scholars’ bowl will be recognized for their part in their child’s life. All parents are encouraged to attend as well as

several area schools to have buy out nights, supported by local and area businesses and people. Rolla began charging for games to help cover the costs of the referees just a couple of years ago, due to budget cuts at the state level. If anyone would like to donate, please contact Arleen Clinesmith at 593-4345. Your support is appreciated.

28 days of fighting heart disease February is American Heart Month, drawing attention to heart disease, America’s No. 1 killer, and the strides being taken through research and education to raise awareness of risk factors and to decrease death rates. The American Heart Association and its Go Red For Women movement urge everyone to support the fight against heart disease in women by wearing red Friday, February 7 – National Wear Red Day. 1) FEBRUARY 1: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women age 20 and over, but it is largely preventable. In fact, up to 80% of cardiac events in women may be prevented if women make the right choices for their hearts, including diet, exercise and not smoking. 2) While one in 30 American women die of breast cancer, one in three women die from cardiovascular disease. 3) Cardiovascular disease and stroke kill approximately 500,000 women each year, which is about one each minute. 4) Overweight children are more likely to have abnormally thick heart muscle tissue when they become an adult, which increases the risk of heart attack and heart failure. Learn how to get your kids on the right track at 5) Visit www.GoRedFor and join the online discussion about heart health. 6) If you or someone you know shows signs of heart attack or stroke, call 91-1 right away. An Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team can begin treatment when it arrives. That means treatment can begin sooner than it would if the patient arrived at the hospital by car. What’s more, the EMS team is also trained to revive someone whose heart has stopped, which can save hundreds of lives each year. 7) Today is the eleventh annual National Wear Red Day! Join thousands of women, as well as companies and organizations in Kansas and cities across America by wearing red today. It’s a simple, powerful way to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke. 8) Choose to speak up, not remain silent. Support legislation that would improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and stroke in women at 9) Too many lives have and will be cut short from heart disease and its risk factors; however, early detection, lifestyle changes, and other intervention can improve certain conditions. 10) Plan meals in advance – visit

for recipes from a number of heart-healthy cookbooks and use the online grocery list builder to quickly identify heart-healthy products to add to your grocery list. 11) Schedule a doctor’s appointment each year and get a complete blood screen. www.GoRedFor Visit and download “What to Know BEFORE Your Doctor Visit.” 12) This year about 900,000 Americans will have a first or repeat coronary attack. About 400,000 of them will die. Coronary heart disease is our nation’s leading cause of death. 13) Nearly 8 million Americans age 20 and older have survived a heart attack (myocardial infarction). About 8.9 million have angina pectoris (chest pain or discomfort due to reduced blood supply to the heart). 14) An estimated 24.1 million men and 19.6 million women increase their risk of heart attack and stroke by smoking cigarettes. 15) A f r i c a n - A m e r i c a n women are disproportionately affected by heart disease and its risk factors. Like other ethnic groups, they also confront barriers to diagnosis, disparities in care and poorer health outcomes than their Caucasian counterparts. Learn more on www.GoRed 16) One of the best ways to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease is to start getting regular, moderate exercise, at least 30 minutes a day, most days of the week. 17) Some heart attacks are sudden and intense, causing someone to gasp dramatically, clutch her heart and drop to the ground. No one has any doubts about what’s happening. But most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often the people affected aren’t sure what's wrong and wait too long before getting help. 18) The American Heart Association dedicates more monies to research than any other voluntary health organization. Only the federal government funds more cardiovascular research. 19) Start thinking about your heart. By adding one hour of regular, vigorous physical activity, adults may gain up to two hours of life expectancy. Start by including more physical activity into your daily routine. Take a walk, ride a bike or take the stairs. 20) About 31.9 million American adults have cholesterol levels of 240 or higher — the point at which it becomes a major risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke. Your total cholesterol should be below 200, and your HDL (good) cholesterol should be 40 or higher.

21) Americans think they are in better heart health than they really are. According to an American Heart Association survey, nearly 40 percent thought they were in ideal heart health, when in reality less than one percent of Americans have an ideal profile. 22) To find out how healthy you are, the American Heart Association developed a health assessment tool, called My Life Check, at It will give you an overall health score and create an action plan to move you closer to your individual health goals. No matter what you score, any healthy change can help you live a longer, better life. 23) During a heart checkup, your doctor takes a careful look at your “numbers,” including your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, your blood pressure and more. Knowing your numbers is an important part of keeping your heart-healthy. It can help you and your doctor know your risks and mark the progress you’re making toward a healthier you. 24) Smoking is the single most preventable cause of

premature death in the United States. If you smoke cigarettes (or cigars), you have a higher risk of illness and death from heart attack, stroke and other diseases. So if you don’t smoke, don’t start. If you do smoke, love your heart and quit today. Need more motivation? Visit for help quitting smoking. 25) Uncovering family history can help you to better understand your risk for heart disease. If you have a blood relative with heart disease or a risk factor for genetic heart disease, your risk for developing it significantly increases. 26) More women die of cardiovascular disease than the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. 27) Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. Learn about your risk factors and how to reduce them at www.GoRed 28) On average, Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease ten years earlier than non-Hispanic white women.

Schools celebrates “Kansas School Lunch” Week Kansas School Lunch week will be celebrated in K12 school cafeterias across the state the week of January 27 - 31. Each day of the week celebrates an agricultural commodity as a feature item on the menu. The initiative is a partnership between the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) and the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). For Kansas School Lunch Week, KDA and KSDE worked to promote a specific lunch menu highlighting a Kansas agricultural commodity as part of the meal each day. The following commodities will be celebrated during Kansas School Lunch Week: Monday, Kansas Beef Day; Tuesday, Kansas Corn Day; Wednesday, Kansas Wheat Day; Thursday, Kansas Pork Day and Friday, Kansas Dairy Day. Daily fun facts about each commodity have been shared with schools to use during morning announcements. To see the facts, go to m_to_School_Month/KSLW_ Daily_Fun_Facts_Morning_A nnoucements.pdf. In addition to featuring a specific commodity each day, KDA and KSDE have encouraged schools to utilize and purchase food products produced or processed

in the state that are marketed through the state food and agriculture trademark program, From the Land of Kansas. To view the menu and items promoted to schools, go to m_to_School_Month/KSLW_ Daily_Fun_Facts_Morning_A nnoucements.pdf. “Helping students draw the connection between prominent Kansas commodities to the food on their plate during school lunch is an important component of agriculture education,” said Nellie Hill, KDA education and event coordinator. “We are excited to be partnering with KSDE in more initiatives to encourage schools to promote Kansas agriculture commodities and food products in the lunch room.” “Whether it’s the meat on the plate, the jam on their wheat bread, or the carton of milk it’s a strong likelihood that it has been touched by Kansas agriculture,” said Hill. “KDA and KSDE will continue to encourage school nutritionists to select and promote healthy, Kansas produced food every day for students’ plates.” For more information about Kansas School Lunch Week, visit KSDE’s Farm to School website

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Rolla News Thursday, January 30 Junior High Basketball vs Tyrone @ Home; 4:00 p.m. Morton County Spelling Bee @ Elkhart; 7:00 p.m. High School Speech @ Southwestern Heights

Friday, January 31 Junior High Basketball @ Felt; 4:00 p.m. High School Basketball @ Felt; 6:30 p.m. ARGH

Spirit Week winners - Correction One of the Spirit Week winners was omitted in last week’s paper. Hannah Dunn was the female winner on Team Day, Tuesday, January 14. Congratulations! We apologize for the omission.

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Farm Machinery Auction DATE: Tuesday, Feb 4th, 2014 TIME: 10:00 Am Ct Location: Satanta Ks Directions: From Hwy's 83 & 160 Intersection, go west 8 miles to Road EE, then 1/2 mile south to auction site. From Uly Ks, 19 miles East to Road EE, then1/2 mile south to auction site.


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Rolla Doctors Office 415 Washington St., Rolla, KS 620-593-4242 Office Hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday Dominador Perido, M.D. General Surgery Office Hours 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Monday

Steven Samii, MD, MHA Office Hours 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday

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Thursday, January 30 Forensics @ Southwestern Heights Friday, January 31 High School Basketball vs Fellowship Baptist @ Home – Varsity Girls followed by Varsity Boys – Homecoming coronation after Boys game; 6:00 p.m. Homecoming Pep Rally in the old gym; 2:45 p.m. Monday, February 3 Annual biggest loser contest sponsored by Moscow Rec begins

Saturday, February 8 German exchange students are hosting a Valentine's dinner 6:00 p.m. at MHS old gym. Please RSVP by February 1 to reserve your spot. Call the MHS, Anna Dobie or Velvet White for more info. There is a small fee for dinner. They will also have babysitting available. Wednesdays Join one of the local churches for Team Kids or Kids Club

Five Moscow sixth graders attend KMEA Elementary Honor Choir at Dodge City January 25. The students that were chosen to participate are Heidi Hernandez, Stacey Enns,

Mrs. Bernice Norton celebrates her eighty-first birthday. Family gathered Friday, January 24 to celebrate with her. Pictured with her are three of her great grandchildren, Kage Allen, Justin Allen and Ashley Smith.


Rusty Allen gives his grandmother a hug on her eighty-first birthday.

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Make the Right CallAntlers Super Football Party Sunday February 2. Opening at 12 pm $1 BBQ Sandwiches $2 Broncos/Seahawk Shots $1.50 Plastic Cup Drafts Open Appetizer Me nu

Martin Araiza Benefit Pool Tournament Sunday, February 2 - 12 PM Co-ed Single Entry $25 $1 put in bucket for every scratch Enter by Friday, January 31 by calling Antlers - 598-2078, Cassie - 655-7446, or Teresa - 453-1402 All entry money to go to Martin's Son and Family Prizes given to winners!

“Stephen Dorsey and His Mansion - Part 1” One exceptionally fine June morning of this year, my wife Patti and I were in the process of driving back from Angel Fire, N.M. through Hugoton, and on to Oklahoma to see our grand kids. Now for those of you in Hugoton who aren’t familiar with the highway between Springer and Clayton, N.M. (an almost never ending span of 87 desolate miles), let me offer a warning. If you are only going to drive the posted speed limit, you risk having your doors blown off by lead-footed Texans headed home (eastward) or getting out of the heat (westward.) But if you do pay attention to speed limit signs, at approximately two-thirds of the way across the Springer-Clayton stretch (about 200 miles from Hugoton), you might notice that the limit drops even further from 60 mph to 50. At that point, there are other indications that you are (not so) rapidly approaching the one and only Gladstone Mercantile

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store. Patti and I have stopped at the store several times in the past, and we did so again this time to relieve various and sundry pressures of advancing age, and to once more check out the store’s supply of sweet delights and soft drinks. The store is something of a throwback to the old frontier general store, which had a smattering of just about everything, and it’s delivered with the charm that is only offered by a “mom and pop” establishment. So, while Patti checked out the “ladies’ public convenience,” I contented myself with perusing the literary works of the place. Of course, there were no hot rod magazines or golf periodicals, but in a distantly related matter, the store’s selection of salt water taffy was absolutely superb. While busily engaged in sampling the taffy, I happened across a small 50+ page publication about New Mexico’s colorful cattle rancher of the latter 1800s, Stephen Dorsey. The somewhat lengthy title of the publication was “ROGUE! Being an Account of the Life and High Times of Stephen W Dorsey, United States Senator and New Mexico Cattle Baron” by Thomas Caperton. (This publication is the source material for much of this series of articles about the good Senator and his mansion.) My new literary acquisition appeared to me to be the ideal thing to flesh out the conversation between Patti and me during the rest of our nine hour trip. My desire to read and share the information from this publication required that I be able to talk her into driving the 50 miles on to Clayton whilst I dug out all of the factual nuggets contained therein. Of course I would have to conceal my purchase until she got going so she wouldn’t get the chance to don her ever present

MP3 player, and thereby cut short my professorial lecture de jure. Ah, but success in the scheming of a man can be ever so sweet, especially when he has an adequate supply of candy to go with it. For Patti had hardly pulled off the Gladstone store drive before I began to bombard her with vibrantly interesting facts contained within the ROGUE! publication. Number one of which was the town of Clayton, N.M. was named after one of Dorsey’s sons (who by the way attended Harvard), and number two was – we had just passed the turnoff to the historic Dorsey Mansion while traveling eastward, just a short while before. But alas, before long Patti’s eyes glazed over, and she slowed down to put on the MP3 player. And as is often the case, I had to satisfy my historical curiosity by reading to myself, which was consistent with our previous 25 years experience of marriage. As some background filler, several times when driving alone in the early 1980s, I had turned off Highway 56 at the tree-lined rest stop, and driven the 12 miles of dusty road to the isolated mansion. At the time, the doors and windows were boarded up to keep interlopers (like me) from doing any harm to the structure. The mansion itself is (get ready for a mouthful) constructed in a combination log and gothic revival castle architecture, and has gargoyle adornments, a large stone fountain fronted by a large artificial lake complex with three “islands” (the water had to be piped in six miles), a transportation carriage house, a combination greenhouse/ smokehouse, a-n-d (very importantly for the late 1800s) a high tech eight-hole outhouse. When replete with over a hun-

dred guests for an all-night dance party 150 years ago (which was often the case), it must have been a sight to behold. It is readily apparent even to the casual observer, that the owner of the massive mansion complex, which was the center piece for the 60 by 40 mile ranch, must have been a colorful individual, and was someone to be reckoned with. One notable party held away from the mansion in 1880, which was intended to honor Dorsey’s success in getting Indiana to switch its vote from Democrat to Republican. This change in election results of 1880 was key to putting James Garfield in the White House. This particular party, held at Delmonico’s of New York City, was supposed to have been the swanky restaurant’s finest event ever. It was attended by such notables as Ulysses S. Grant, John Jacob Astor (the richest man in America), Jay Gould (the man who became America’s richest man after Astor went down on the Titanic in 1912), J. P. Morgan (America’s premier financier), Chester A. Arthur (America’s twenty-first President), and Collis P. Huntington (railroad mogul.) These were the people who were running America in1880. But Mr. Dorsey had a way of settling accounts with both associates and enemies that necessitated his setting up the foremost trial attorney in America on a ranch of his own near Dorsey’s. This was done in order to handle all of the lawsuits precipitated by some of Dorsey’s methods. In the late 1800s, Stephen Wallace Dorsey definitely qualified as a major mover and shaker. Next time, more about northern New Mexico’s Stephen Dorsey and his mansion.

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Compiled by Ruthie Winget Thursday, January 29, 2009 Shawn Augustine received the “I Make a Difference” Award at a special meeting of USD 210 Board of Education. Mr. Augustine is a Language Arts teacher at Hugoton Middle School. Thursday, February 5, 2004 Panhandle State University at Goodwell, Ok. announced Hugoton students Michael Hooker and Amber Taylor earned inclusion in the Dean’s Honor Roll for the 2003 fall semester. Thursday, February 4, 1994 A Guymon woman won a third share of $559,971 from a lottery ticket she purchased at Presto at Hugoton. Ed Stevenson, manager of the Hugoton Presto store, reports that Diane Grimm sold her the winning ticket. Thursday, February 2, 1989 Frances Patton of Hugoton has been elected as Stevens County’s delegate to the Silver Haired Legislature. Thursday, February 2, 1984 Dannie Thompson received the first Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce “Man of the Year” award at the annual Chamber banquet. 1984 Chamber President Jack Rowden made the presentation. Thursday, February 7, 1974 Employees of the Citizens State Bank honored Emmett Reardon with a retirement party Thursday, January 31, 1974. Mr. Reardon has been associated with CSB since 1937.

NOTICE As of December 30, 2013, O.D.’s SHOP will be officially closing during regular business hours as we are going to close our doors and semi-retire. We will be available on an on-call business only. WE WILL CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN PARTS AND SERVICE ON COUNTRY CLIPPER MOWERS WE HAVE SOLD. Also, we will still sharpen chain saw chains and do some repair work. To set up an appointment, call 620-541-1863 or 620-428-6063. We want to thank the general public and community of Stevens County for their trust and business over the last 13+ years.

BEST SPELLERS—Representing five Stevens County grade schools, these ten pupils vied for the county spelling championships in two divisions Tuesday evening in Memorial Hall, the third annual spelling bee conducted by Mrs. Leora Rosel, county superintendent, to select county contestants for the Amarillo, Tx., contest later. Zo Ann Curtis, 13, eighth grader at Moscow grade school, (right rear in the picture), won that honor in the Senior Division, with Florence Cutter, 12, seventh grader in Hugoton grade school, second, and Deann Stoops, 13, eighth grader at Fairview, third. Rita Gooch, fourth from left in the picture, won the Larry Stephens has been given the job of secondary school principal following Kevin McCay’s resignation. Thursday, February 6, 1964 Jack Littrell caught a 29 pound, 14 ounce drum last week at Rockport, Texas. It was the heaviest fish weighed in and won the prize in that category. Prizes were awarded by the Rockport Chamber of Com-

Publisher seeks stories from local old-timers Hometown Memories Publishing Company intends to save a big slice of local history before it’s lost forever. Karen Garvey, Senior Editor at Hometown Memories Publishing, is asking local oldtimers to share their memories for a living history book. She invites anyone over age 60 with yarns about the “good old days” in Southwest and South Central Kansas to write them down and mail them to her for possible publication in the book. The hardcover coffee table book will contain tales of bygone years from people who actually lived them. To encourage participation, Garvey is offering a $250.00 award for the most appealing story. There will also be three $100.00 runner-up awards and a cash award for best picture. “I’m not looking for genealogy,” says Garvey. “What we want to save are true stories about things that once were commonplace but are virtually unknown to today’s generation. The contributor’s descendants will love them for it. Life today is not what it used to be,” continues Garvey. For example, any old-timer could tell an interesting tale about things like wringer washing machines, downtown cowboy movies on Saturday, radio drama programs, feed sack dresses or old fashioned outhouses. Garvey explains, “Stories like these are not only great fun to read, especially for old-timers, but they’re

usually left out of the official history books. I hope some of these books will still be around in 200 years so that people will know that oldtimers were more than a name or a faded picture. But that we were real people with real lives.” Especially wanted for the book are stories that involve humor, odd, unusual, frightening or mysterious events, romance stories (“How I Met My Spouse”), local myths and legends and ghost tales. The deadline for story submission is April 30, 2014. Garvey requests that anyone interested in submitting material for the book phone her toll free, at (877) 4918802 for instructions or visit the web site at www.home ABOUT HOMETOWN MEMORIES PUBLISHING: Hometown Memories, LLC is a North Carolina Company that is dedicated to providing books that preserve the spirit, character, and memory of a time that will never be seen again. The people who appear in them are from all walks of life. Their experiences are so unusual and varied that it is impossible to categorize them. You’ll find humor, adventure, romance, hardship, and even a few ghost stories in a Hometown Memories book. The company has produced over 70 titles and there are currently over 97,000 copies of their living history books in circulation. Source: Hometown Memories, LLC

Junior Division and will be eligible to go to Amarillo to observe. She is ten, in grade five at Banner. David Brollier, 11, grade six, Hugoton grade school, was second in the Junior Bee and Alleen Stoops, age nine, grade four, Fairview, was third. In the picture, left to right, back row, are Deann Stoops, Florence Cutter, Magdalene Cline (Lone Star), Brenda Gooch (Banner) and Zo Ann Curtis; front row: Alleen Stoops, David Brollier, David Cline (Lone Star,), Rita Gooch and Barbara Suddeth (Moscow). From the February 4, 1954 issue of The Hugoton Hermes.

merce. Thursday, February 4, 1954 Glenda Johnson, sixteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Johnson, was announced winner of the state cherry pie baking contest at KState at Manhattan. Competing against 54 girls in the state contest, she next will compete in the national contest in Chicago. Friday, February 3, 1939

The following pupils made 100 in spelling: Barbara Johnson, June Perry, Doris Rich, Verna Rich and David Youngren. If any readers have pictures or memories for the history page of the Hermes, please bring them in to Ruthie Winget at The Hugoton Hermes.

@ YOUR LIBRARY Your Information Source for 100 Years 500 Monroe Hugoton, Ks. 67951-2639 Phone: 620.544.2301 • Fax: 620.544.2322 Email:

TEMPORARY LIBRARY HOURS ENDING Beginning Monday, February 3, 2014, the library will revert to normal winter hours. We will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. ARTIST EXHIBIT BRING IN YOUR ART THIS WEEK!!! The annual artist exhibit will begin Monday, February 3. The exhibit is open to all mediums and ages of artists. Forms are available online, or you may stop in the library to pick up paper forms. CELEBRATE 100 The Adult Winter Reading Program, Celebrate 100, is a kickoff for the SCL centennial celebration. Participants may continue to register to participate in the program, which runs through March 21, 2014. Books may be entered individually, or BINGO cards be filled out for additional awards. Winners up to now include Guadalupe Anguiano, Laurie Crawford, Fritz Goebel, Amanda Mangels, Elaine McDaniels, Deb Munkres, Josie Orosco, Annette Sosa, and Cathy

Wolters. ONLINE COMPUTER COURSES Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of a computer, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more. Our library has links via our website or directly at www. learningex presslibrary. UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE SCL February 3 – Normal Winter Hours resume M-F 8 – 7; Sat 9 – 5 February 3 – Artist Exhibit begins February 6 – 1:00 p.m. Stevens County Genealogical Society meeting February 10 – 5:30 p.m. Stevens County Library Board monthly meeting February 15 – 3:00 p.m. Legislative Update at the SCL February 18 – 12:00 p.m. Chamber Luncheon at the SCL April – Photography Exhibit

Schmidt calls for expansion of no-call act to cell phones The Kansas No-Call Act should be expanded to cover consumers’ cellular telephone numbers, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Wednesday. Schmidt announced at a news conference that he is proposing a bill to update the Kansas No-Call Act to allow his office to enforce violations against telemarketers who target consumer’s cellular phone numbers registered on the federal Do-Not-Call list. Senator Pat Apple (R-Louisburg), chairman of the Senate Utilities Committee, and representatives of Kansas AARP, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon joined Schmidt and announced their support for the bill. “Kansans who register their personal phone numbers on the Do-Not-Call list have an expectation of privacy, whether that number is tied to a landline or wireless phone,”

Schmidt said. “The Kansas NoCall Act needs to be updated to reflect the reality that many Kansans use wireless phones as their primary – and often only – phone number.” While the federal Do-NotCall database allows consumers to register any phone number, the Kansas law is unclear whether the Attorney General can pursue violations of the Act when a call is made to a cell phone number registered on the list. Schmidt’s proposal would clarify that the law does apply to mobile phone numbers and update other parts of the statute to mirror federal Do-Not-Call regulations. Kansans who wish to register a phone number on the DoNot-Call list may do so by visiting www.InYourCorner and clicking on the “Register for the Do-Not-Call List” button.

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MON./TUES./WED. - FEB. 10-11-12, 2014 9 AM CT (Blizzard date: Fri. / Sat. / Sun. - Feb. 14-15 -16, 9 AM) LOCATION: Garden City Regional Airport, 9 mi. E. of Garden City, KS on US Highway 50/400. NOTE: MONDAY: Shop equip, Tools, Parts, Repairs, Livestock equipment sell. TUESDAY: Farm equip., Irrigation. equip., RVs/ Campers, ATVs, Lawn tractor /mowers sell. WEDNESDAY: Industrial equip., Tractors, Trucks, Trailers, Combines, Swathers & related equip. sell.

FOR COMPLETE UPDATED LISTING & PICTURES SEE - 25+ FARM & ANTIQUE & UTILITY TRACTORS & PARTS COMBINES - HEADERS, TRAILERS & PARTS –5 GRAIN CARTS INDUSTRIAL EQUIP., LOADERS, SKIDSTEERS, FORKLIFTS & SKIDSTEER ATTACHMENTS – 50+ SEMI’S, TRUCK, PICKUPS, SUV’S & SCHOOL BUSES - 30+ SEMI TRAILERS, GRAIN PUPS, FLATBEDS, DROPDECKS, LIVESTOCK, UTILITY, ATV/MOWER TRAILERS - DOZENS PIECES OF FARM IMPLEMENTS, Sweeps, Disks, Planters, Drills, Cultivators, Toolbars, Field Conditioners, Chisels, mowers, shredders, Rotovators, Blades, Scrappers, Plows & more - HAY EQUIPMENT - Swathers, Balers, Stackers, Bale Retrievers, etc. - Doz’s Lots IRRIGATION EQUIP., - Engines, Motors, Pipe, Pipe fittings, Sprinkler Parts & Tires, Pipe trailers, Pumps, etc. ATVs - RVs, Campers & Boats – Motorcycles Golf Cart - riding mowers - LOT FIELD SPRAYER’s Fertilizer Equipment - & Tanks, booms & equip., Grain Augers – LIVESTOCK EQUIP., Trailers, Panels & Gates, Feeders - FUEL TANKS – Diesel, gas & LP - 100’s lots SHOP EQUIP, Welders, Generators, Power & Handtools 100’s MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS too numerous to list 100’s MORE ITEMS CONSIGNED BY SALE TIME! YOUR CONSIGNMENTS WELCOME until 2/5/2014. TERMS: CASH, Checks w/Positive ID. 1% BUYERS FEE CHARGED ON ALL SALES ALL ITEMS MUST BE REMOVED BY 3/1/2014 LOADING ASSISTANCE UNTIL 2/21/2014 LUNCH SERVED - NO WARRANTIES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, ANNOUNCEMENTS TAKE PRECEDENCE BUYERS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO DETERMINE CONDITION OF ITEMS PRIOR TO BIDDING. FOR COMPLETE UPDATED LISTING & PICTURES SEE – “”



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By Rich Fowler, Social Security Operations Supervisor in Dodge City

MEDICARE IS THE BEST CARE IF YOU ARE AGE 65 OR OLDER If you are age 65 or older and haven’t signed up for Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance), now is the time to consider doing so. The general enrollment period for Medicare Part B runs from January 1 through March 31 each year. Before you make a decision about general enrollment, we want to share some important information. Remember: Most people are automatically enrolled in Medicare Part B when they become eligible. If you don’t enroll in Medicare Part B when you first become eligible, you may have to wait until the general enrollment period, which is January 1 through March 31 of each year. At that time, you may have to pay a higher Medicare Part B premium. What is Medicare? Medicare is health insurance for people receiving Social Security who are age 65 or older or those who have received Social Security disability benefits for more than two years. Some people are covered only by one of the four parts of Medicare; others opt to pay extra for more coverage. Understanding Medicare can save you money; here are the facts. The four parts of Medicare are parts A, B, C, and D. • Part A (Hospital Insurance) helps cover inpatient hospital care, skilled nursing care, hospice care, and home health

care. Most people get Medicare Part A premium-free since it was earned by working and paying Social Security taxes. • Part B (Medical Insurance) helps cover services from doctors and other outpatient health care providers, outpatient care, home health care, durable medical equipment, and some preventive services. Most people pay a premium for Part B. • Part C (Medicare Advantage) allows you to choose to receive all of your health care services through a provider organization. These plans include all benefits and services covered under Part A and Part B, usually includes Medicare prescription drug coverage as part of the plan, and may include extra benefits and services for an extra cost. You must have Part A and Part B to enroll in Part C. Monthly premiums vary depending on your state, private insurer, and whether you select a health maintenance organization or a preferred provider organization. • Part D (Medicare prescription drug coverage) helps cover the cost of prescription drugs. Many people pay a premium for Part D. However, people with low income and resources may qualify for extra help from Social Security to pay the premium and deductible. To see if you qualify for extra help visit Most people first become eligible for Medicare at age 65, and there is a monthly premium for Medicare Part B. In 2014, the

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premium for most people is $104.90, the same as it was in 2013. Some high-income individuals pay more than the standard premium. Your Medicare Part B premium also can be higher if you do not enroll when you are first eligible, also known as your initial enrollment period. There also is a Medicare Part B deductible of $147 in 2014. You can delay your Medicare Part B enrollment without hav-

ing to pay higher premiums if you are covered under a group health plan based on your own current employment or the current employment of any family member. You can sign up for Medicare Part B without paying higher premiums: • In any month you are covered under a group health plan based on your own current employment or the current employment of any family member; or

• Within eight months after your employment or group health plan coverage ends, whichever comes first. If you are disabled and working (or you have coverage from a working family member), the same rules apply. It’s important to note that people who have Medicare coverage are not affected by the Affordable Care Act. Medicare is not a part of the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Market-

place. If you are a Medicare beneficiary, your Medicare benefits are not changing. You do not need to replace your Medicare coverage with Marketplace coverage. For more information about the Marketplace, visit For more information about Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D, visit Or read our publication on Medicare at www.socialsecu

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.

HELP WANTED HELP WANTED: Service Tech/Helper needed. Superior Irrigation Service Co. LLC Call 620-544-4488 or come by 928 E. Eleventh in Hugoton. (2c5) --------------(2c4) POSITION OPEN for Feed Truck Driver at Centerfire Feedyard,


Licensed cosmetologist or licensed nail tech

Call 620-544-2233



Hiring HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS for work in the Hugoton area. To apply, call

Please apply in person at 10925 S. Road P in Ulysses

Sporer Land Development, Inc.

located approximately 20 miles north on Hwy 25 and 6 miles east on Road 21 from Hugoton. Benefits available include health, dental & vision insurance.

785-672-4319, Oakley, Ks. Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities encouraged to apply. (2c5)

Now Hiring 8 Officers Needed


Officers - $10-$12/hour Lead Officers - $11-$13/hour

No Experience Needed - We Will Train You! Located IN Hugoton

for Maintenance

Call 866-840-2066 Ask for Carl


Help us provide dignity in life for our elderly We’re looking for top-notch RNs and LPNs to join our team. You’ll enjoy benefits such as: up to $3,000 sign-on bonus, competitive wages, $2 evening & $3 night & weekend differential, 401(k), continuing education reimbursement

Join us at Wheatridge Park Care Center if you are truly interested in others’ lives. Join to give the care you’ve wanted to give in a setting that fosters quality. Join to enjoy a warm, family-oriented workplace in an inviting home-like facility.

1501 S. Holly Drive, Liberal, Ks. 67901 620-624-0130 • 620-624-0144

Starting at $10/hr

Apply at McDonald’s 612 E. 11th


MORTON COUNTY HEALTH SYSTEM DIRECTOR OF NURSING Morton County Health System is looking for an individual to fill the position of Director of Nursing for the Long Term Care Unit. The unit consists of 60 Long Term Care, 20 Special Care Unit beds and 20 Assisted Living. Candidate should possess a KS RN or BSN License with LTC experience and leadership skills. Competitive salary and benefit package. Come join our progressive team of healthcare professionals. Human Resource Director PO Box 937, Elkhart, KS 67950 Ph: 620-697-5250 – Fax 620-697-5290 Email: Website:


NURSES Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time, Part-time and PRN RNs and LPNs to work at Pioneer Manor These positions are for all shifts. Qualified candidates must have Kansas RN/LPN licensure to be eligible. We offer an outstanding benefits package, competitive wages, sign on bonus of $2000 with one year contract for FT RNs/LPNs; $1000 with one year contract for PT RNs/LPNs; and mileage reimbursement to RNs/LPNs who live 15 miles or more outside of Stevens County.

Applications may be obtained at Stevens County Hospital, 1006 S. Jackson or call Human Resources at 620-544-6141 for more information.



NOW HIRING Multiple Positions

Now Hiring: Two very high quality, detail oriented, automotive paint and body technicians and One experienced manager for our auto body shop. Also, One car salesman for our dealership. (Call for job duties & qualifications) Job Qualifications Include: High School Diploma, Vocational / Technical School Graduate or equivalent Must be punctual and organized Must be able to manage workloads as they increase and meet deadlines for optimal customer service Job Duties Include: Automotive damage analysis Paint matching and correction High quality paint work High quality body repairs and metal work We offer benefits and a VERY competitive pay plan!! – Please call for details! We are accepting applications in person at our office All interviews will be by appointment

Located: 531 S. Jackson, Hugoton, KS 67951 Phone: 620-544-7800 Fax: 620-544-7816


Current Openings at Stevens County Hospital, Medical Clinic and Pioneer Manor Nursing Home • Stevens County Healthcare is seeking highly qualified candidates for Part-time employment in the Health Information Management department of the Stevens County Hospital. Applicants must be computer proficient, detail-oriented, and have a strong knowledge of medical terminology. This position is three days per week and includes a full benefits package. • Stevens County Hospital is searching for Full-time, Part-time 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 licensure to be eligible. We offer an outstanding benefits package, competitive wages, sign on bonus of $2000 with one year contract for FT RNs/LPNs; $1000 with one year contract for PT RNs/LPNs; and mileage reimbursement to RNs or LPNs that live 15 miles or more outside of Stevens County. • Stevens County Hospital is looking for a team-oriented Radiographic Technologist to work PRN shifts. All eligible candidates must have a current Kansas license, be a registered ARRT, and be able to perform routine diagnostic X-rays and CT exams without supervision. If you are interested please contact Diane Porter in Human Resources at 620-544-6141 or send your resume to 1006 S. Jackson, Hugoton, Ks. 67951.

Please contact Human Resources at 620-544-6141 for more information regarding any current openings. Applications may be obtained at Stevens County Hospital Information Desk, located next to the Medical Clinic. Resumes may be emailed to


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Full-time Secretarial Position Available in the Hugoton, Ks Area

Wagon Bed Feeders & Twin States Ag is looking for a motivated individual who works well with others, has computer experience, knowledge of farming and livestock operations, good communication and time managing skills, and can maintain an office environment. Hourly wage between $16-$18, based on experience.

Please call 641-344-0627



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

1108 S Main Street- Beautiful Ranch, 4 bd/2 bath, fpl, open floor plan, 2 living areas, WIC. A MUST SEE!!


Apply in person at: Lathem Water Service Hwy 25 S, Ulysses, KS Or call 620-356-3422

1111 S Jefferson- 3 bed/1 b, cen H/A, fence, carport, storage bldg. Call for details!!


HOME FOR SALE BY OWNER: 3 bedroom brick home in Elkhart. Call 620697-4081. (3c5) --------------HOME FOR SALE BY OWNER: 4 bedroom brick home, 2 bath, full basement, 2 car attached garage on double lot. 505 NE Ave. 620-428-2079.

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Sunflower Plaza

Equal Housing Opportunity

For more information call Dayna Folger at (tfc46) 620-492-3698.

• Must be 62 or disabled to qualify • Rent based on adjusted income • All electric appliances • Coin-operated laundry facilities • Rental assistance available

For information, AND MORE!! call Plaza Office Call Selia Crawford at 544-2182 544-4011 (tfc6) If no answer, leave message

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, January 23, 2014) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOSEPHINE C. SHERWOOD, (Petition Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 59) Case No. 14 PR 2 NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION TO ADMIT FOREIGN WILL TO PROBATE AND RECORD AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that Josephine Ann Peartree and Robert C. Sherwood, Co-Executors of the will and estate of Josephine C. Sherwood, deceased, also known as Josephine Cook Sherwood and Josephine Amanda Sherwood, have filed a petition in the above Court, together with an authenticated copy of the Last Will and Testament of Josephine C. Sherwood, deceased, dated September 8, 1980, and other probate proceedings admitting the same to probate in County Court of Hays County, Texas, in Cause No. 12265-P. The Petition alleges, among other things, that the decedent was the owner at the time of her death of certain real estate situated in Stevens, Seward and Pratt County, Kansas, as more fully described in the Petition filed in this proceeding. Petitioners pray the Court for an

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MOVING SALE: Friday, January 31, 4:00 p.m., and Saturday, February 1, 8:00 a.m., Commercial Building at Stevens County Fairgrounds, LOTS of Miscellaneous ---------------


order admitting the authenticated copy of the decedent’s will and the proceedings had in the County Court of Hays County, Texas, Cause No. 12265-P to probate and record in the District Court of Stevens County, Kansas, and for an order determining and adjudging that administration of the estate within the State of Kansas is unnecessary and should not be required; that the real estate referred to in the Petition to Admit Foreign Will to Probate and Record, and all other real estate or interests therein, including mineral interests, and all personal property, or interests therein, owned by the decedent, Josephine C. Sherwood, within the State of Kansas at the time of her death, be assigned to the persons entitled thereto, pursuant to the terms of the decedent=s will and for further relief. You are required to file your written defenses to the Petition on or before February, 14 2014, at 9:30 a.m. of said day, in said Court, in the district courtroom at the county courthouse in 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. Josephine Ann Peartree Robert C. Sherwood Co-Petitioners KRAMER, NORDLING & NORDLING, LLC 209 East Sixth Street Hugoton, Kansas 67951 Telephone: (620) 544-4333 Attorneys for Petitioners




No. 14 PR 5

Co-Executors named in the Last Will and Testament of Joan Spikes, deceased. All creditors of the above named decedent are notified to exhibit their demands against the estate within four 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.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that on the 21st day of January 2014, a Petition for Probate of Will and Issuance of Letters Testamentary was filed in this court by Kirk Spikes and Scott Spikes, heirs, devisees, legatees, and

Kirk Spikes, Petitioner Scott Spikes, Petitioner Martindell Swearer Shaffer Ridenour LLP Box 1028 Cimarron, Kansas 67835 (620) 855-7051 Lawyer for Petitioners

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, January 23, 2014) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF PAULYNA JO WISE, DECEASED NO. 14 PR 3 NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION TO ADMIT WILL TO PROBATE AND RECORD 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 15, 2014, in this Court by Robert E. Wise, as executor named in the will, praying for admission to probate of the Last Will and Testament, dated January 19, 2010, of Paulyna Jo Wise, deceased, which duly authenticated copy of such will is filed with the petition, and for his appointment as executor of said will and estate, to serve without

bond, and for the issuance of Letters Testamentary to him as executor. You are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 14th day of February, 2014, 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.


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

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

In the Matter of the Estate of JOAN SPIKES, deceased

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

AUCTION: Large estate auction at the Ulysses Civic Center. 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 1. Lots and lots of antiques and glass. Michelle Canny, auctioneer. 620-353-8344. (1c5) ---------------




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Find these Classified ads online at!

(First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, January 30, 2014) 3t



Chance Yoder - Salesperson Agricultural Land Residential & Commercial Specialist

Karen Yoder


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

(Rental Assistance Available)

2 Senior Apartments Available


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

Karen Yoder- 544-4161 or Cellphone 544-3730

FOR RENT: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Available Feb. 1. Call 620-544-2653. (tfc4)


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

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FOR RENT: 2.5 bedroom house, 1 bath, fenced in yard, carport. Call 620-544-8202 or 620-428-5033. (4c3) ---------------

(620) 624-1212


104 Sid Avenue Elkhart- Ranch, 4 bed/2 bath, new windows, nice wood floors, appliances, att garage, basement, cen H/A, fence. Call today to see this home!!




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

307 N. Kansas, Suite 101 Liberal, KS 67901

901 S Trindle Ranch, 4 bed/3 bath, fpl, fence, sprinkler, att garage, beautiful oak detailing! Call to see this beauty!!

531 S Main Street- Commercial Property Porter Building - 5,886 sf, retail & office space, central H/A. Prime Location! Call to view this property.


Consignments are due by March 14 to be included on the sale bill

708 Adams, Rolla - Beautiful, ranch style, brick home. 5 bed/3 bath, Oak cabinetry, finished basement, sprinkler, att garage, workshop, fence, dog run...and much more!! Call to view this lovely home!!

1155 Road 25, Rolla - Beautiful Brick, 4 bed/3 bath, att garage, horse barn, equip shop, detach garage, feeding facility, all on 160 acres. Call today for your private showing!!



--------------FOR SALE: Livestock equipment: posts, wire, tanks, round bale feeder, truck & trailer, calf cradle, cattle chute, bail mailer. Larry Raney - 620-544-1814. (tfc51) --------------FOR SALE: Bermuda grass hay, rounds and small bales. Call 620-544-6652. (8p5) ---------------

848 Road G. - This home has 2 new electric heat and A/C units. House formerly on free gas. The gas company pays for up to 20,000 KW of Electric usage in lieu of free gas. The seller has purchased a used updated fireplace insert, but it has not been installed. The site also contains a mobile home site with septic, water and electric available. Lots of built in storage and a 10' x 10' concrete storm shelter accessed from within the house. Additional adjacent acreage is available for purchase.

1003 S. Adams Street -This home is richly adorned with up to date modern color schemes and top grade wood trim and solid wood doors throughout. The kitchen cabinets and full wall of pantry has more than enough room for the most exotic chef's needs. Solid surface counter tops make cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms a snap. Enjoy that cup of coffee on the balcony/deck off the master bedroom on the upper level. The 45X24 morton garage contains a 24'X17.5' work shop which is insulated, heated & cooled and also has a sink.

Now see these and other SW. Kansas properties at

for very progressive, family-oriented company. Benefit package includes uniforms, health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave. Competitive pay based on experience. Clean CDL required. Applicant must pass physical, drug screen and back exam.

FOR SALE: Two upright freezers: 5.0 cu. ft. and 7.5 cu. ft. Like new. 620-544-8442.

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Great Deals ~ Easy Financing ~ Quality Service Office: (620)544-7800 531 S. Jackson Hugoton, Ks. 67951 (tfc6)

JONES MONUMENT WINTER SALE 1-800-833-4055 810 N. Kansas - Liberal, Ks. Prices start at $99 (6c4) (tfc46)

LAWN PRO Will Schnittker

620-544-1517 FDT ELECTRIC


Alan D. Higgins, Owner “Give Me A Sign”

Teri’s Signs

Custom Digital Vinyl

& Designs

DOT & Designs & Logos for Trucks & Businesses Wall Art for Gifts & Home & More

620-541-1077 Owner/Designer

See me on facebook at: terissignsanddesigns

Handy Haulers

Lawn Mowing/Odd Jobs

Kelly Mace

910 Van Buren 544-4403 or 453-9098 26p12


Frankie Thomas, owner Licensed & Insured Over 30 years’ experience in Residential & Commercial Wiring

544-5915 or 544-7776

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


600 E. 11th

IN STOCK *Carpet *Tile *Laminate *Vinyl




See YOUR ad here! THIS SPACE FOR RENT ONLY $17.50/month Call 620-544-4321 or email today!

In the Classifieds the Good Stuff Goes Fast

Robert E. Wise, Petitioner KRAMER, NORDLING & NORDLING, LLC 209 East Sixth Hugoton, Kansas 67951 Attorneys for Petitioner Telephone: (620) 544-4333

Shoppers hungry for bargains head straight for the Classifieds. Track down deals on everything from altoids to zippos.

Call Today!

The Hugoton Hermes–544-4321

The Hugoton Hermes

Thursday, January 30, 2014

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is giving away a






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to the lucky couple whose names are drawn at their store.

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The winning couple will also be eligible for a chance to be the Sweetheart Sweepstakes couple.

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502 S. Jackson, Hugoton

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January 30, 2014  

Official Newspaper of Stevens County Kansas