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David and Brenda Eckert honored with C-Club plaque Tuesday, January 23, Bob Shively, Executive Director of the Kansas Masonic Foundation in Topeka, attended Hugoton Masonic Lodge #406 and presented David C. and Brenda J. Eckert with the Masonic Philanthropist Level “C-Club” Plaque in appreciation of their continued support of the Kansas Masonic Foundation’s efforts to extend Masonic Charity to all humanity. David is also a member of the KMF Board of Trustees representing Western Kansas Masons. David was pleased to accept the beautiful plaque on behalf of himself and in memory of his dear bride Brenda Eckert. “This was a joint endeavor

on our part to be evolved with the great works of the Kansas Masonic Foundation and I wish she could have been here to receive this recognition.” stated Eckert at the presentation. He continued, “We have been members of the KMF for many years as we saw the KMF raise and donate over $25 million to the KU Cancer Research Institute in Kansas City at the KU Medical Center. Nine years ago we decided to make a larger commitment to KMF. We later recognized that this work had produced prodigals for cancer treatments that were used to save our daughter’s life. I was elected a Trustee with KMF and during the fifti-

Bob Shively, Executive Director of the Kansas Masonic Foundation, recognizes Dave Eckert with a C-Club Plaque to commemorate David and his wife Brenda’s contributions over the years to the Foundation’s charitable efforts.

eth anniversary of the Foundation, Brenda became even more excited to participate. She, being a longtime educator, was excited to see that KMF was making a major commitment to raise $20 million toward more educational and scientific endeavors throughout Kansas. But most exciting to her was that $8.5 million was going to Emporia State University for the establishment of the Kansas Masonic Literacy Center which will provide unprecedented literacy development that will give richer meaning and greater potential to the futures of over 50,000 children and their families throughout the great state of Kansas.” Eckert thanked Bob Shively for making the trip from Topeka to Hugoton to make the presentation. He further expressed gratitude to the KMF Board of Trustees, their President Michael Tavares and the Staff at KMF “...for their leadership and work to continue to provide Excellence in the advancement of Masonic Charities to the betterment of the people of Kansas!” Readers of The Hermes will remember Brenda Eckert passed away in November of 2017; one of the memorials requested was to the Kansas Masonic Foundation.

Make plans to attend HHS Homecoming

Loren Seaman of Seaman Crop Consulting speaks to an impressive crowd about the various aspects of growing cotton crops. Producers learned about all the “Do’s and Don’ts”, including varieties of cotton, harvesting, insurance and more. Lunch was provided by Oklahoma Smoke.

Stevens County firefighters are kept very busy over the weekend with a large hay bale fire northeast of Hugoton. The “Pacific Ag Road Q20 Fire” began Thursday, January 25. With gusting winds throughout the fire’s duration, the efforts of the firefighters are much appre-

This Friday marks HHS’s 2018 Winter Homecoming game. Make sure to get to the gym early for the best seats as the Lady Eagles and Eagles take on the Goodland Cowgirls and Cowboys! Action starts with JV at 4:45 p.m., then varsity girls at 6:30 p.m. and varsity boys at 8:00 p.m. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned during halftime of the boys’ game. Go Eagles!

ciated. Again the Stevens County community came together to show their support for the first responders, donating food, drinks, and other necessities to those fighting the fire. Fortunately, the fire was 100 percent contained as of Saturday, January 27. Thank you firefighters!

Groundhog Suppers bring community together Lone Star plans sixty-first event with all the fixin’s The sixty-first annual Ground Hog Supper at Lone Star Friends Church will be served from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 2, 2018. Their extensive menu will feature all the delicious players: homemade biscuits and gravy, sausage, hash browns, green beans and

salads as well as prizeworthy homemade pies and cakes. A free-will offering will be accepted. Come enjoy the food and fellowship! To get to Lone Star Friends Church from Hugoton, just travel 14 miles east of town on Highway 51.

Attendees at the Hugoton United Methodist Church’s Ground Hog Supper serve themselves through the delicious buffet line,

picking up sausage, biscuits, gravy and more...and just about everyone makes sure to leave room for some delicious pie!

The UMC Men’s Ground Hog Supper is the perfect place to meet with local community members, eat a delectable - and filling -

meal and discuss the issues of the day, not to mention the finer points of the perfect pie!

Moscow’s UMC aims to fill bellies with tasty food Moscow United Methodist Church announces they’ll be serving their famous Groundhog Supper this Saturday, February 3 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Be sure to get there early to grab your plate and pile it high with all the scrumptious fixings: sausage, ribs, tenderloin, BBQ pork, pickled heart, liver and onions, sauerkraut,

coleslaw, mashed potatoes, sausage gravy, biscuits and BBQ baked beans. And don’t forget about all those mouthwatering homemade pies! Coffee, tea and pink lemonade will be available to drink. A free will offering will be taken. Take-out plates will also be available. Moscow UMC is located at 300 Ransom.

INDEX Obituaries........................................................2 Rolla ...................................................................6 Moscow ...........................................................7 Farm...................................................................8

Sports.............................................................1B Looking Back..............................................3B Classifieds............................................4B-5B Boy Scouts Week ......................................6B

OBITUARIES INSIDE Charles Friend Gordon Applebee Cynthia Mangels Sandra Ayala Jack Taylor Eunice Deherrera Wanda Thompson

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Cynthia Mangels The death of Cynthia A. Mangels is being mourned. Mrs. Mangels passed from this life at home in Omaha, Ne., Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the age of 70. July 29, 1947, Cynthia was born in Liberal. Those preceding Cynthia in death were her father Willard Link and mother Genevieve Link. Survivors include her husband William Mangels; daughter April Gregory and husband Bryan; her son Jeff Mangels and wife Jennifer; four grandchildren; two sisters, Wilene Burrows and husband Larry and Diana Garland and husband Keith; and brother Gene Link and wife Nancy. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Maplewood United Methodist Church, 3535 Maplewood Blvd. Local graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Rolla

Cemetery. There will be a gathering for family and friends at the Rolla United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall immediately following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Maplewood United Methodist Church or American Cancer Society in care of Roeder Mortuary, Inc. - 108th Street Chapel, 2727 N. 108th St., Omaha, Ne.

Elmer Jack Taylor Word has been received of the death of Elmer Jack Taylor, 83, who passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at his residence in Lawrence. Born November 28, 1934 in Cheyenne, Oklahoma, he was the son of Ernest Taylor and the former Viola McDaniel. Jack attended Lefors High School where he graduated in 1952. He also attended Odessa Community College in Odessa, Tx. June 26, 1953 he married Georgetta Still. She survives. Jack worked much of his career in the oil and gas industry. He was the Director of Administration for Northern Natural Gas Company, a business partner in NRG Drilling Co., and a General Assistant at Patrick Well Service. Jack then went on to be the Executive Director of the Liberal Chamber of Commerce, and the director of Southwest Initiative for Passage Regional Interstate Transportation. Jack also worked as an assistant at Brenneman Funeral Home for many years. Mr. Taylor was a member of the American Red Cross, National Petroleum Association, President of the State Chamber of Commerce, President twice of the Liberal Lion’s Club, President of the Kansas Transportation association, SW Kansas Mental Health Board, Focus on the Future, Economic Development, Kansas Economic Lifelines and LHS Booster Club. Survivors include his wife Georgetta Taylor; two sons, Jack Robert Taylor and wife Paula Jo of Emporia and

Jeffrey Lee Taylor and wife Wanda Jo of Victoria, Tx.; brother Ernest Lee Taylor, Jr. of Simenton, Tx.; two sisters, Earnestine Seay of Capitan, NM. and Mary Alma Alderson of Lefors, Tx.; two grandchildren, Katie Jo Benton and husband Chas and Zachary Robert Taylor and wife Sarah; and his five great grandchildren, Kaylan Benton, Braydon Benton, Taylor Benton, Bradley Taylor and Kynsley Taylor. Jack was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Tresa Aldeen Taylor; three brothers, James Riley, Thomas Wade and Richard Leon Taylor; and sister Jean Bright. A memorial service was attended Monday morning, January 29 at the First Southern Baptist Church in Liberal with Pastor Jack Jacob presiding. A private burial will take place. Memorial contributions may be sent to SCCC Scholarship Fund in care of Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 West Second, Liberal, Ks 67901. Condolences may be left at www.brennemanfuneral

Police Report 620-544-4959 • After Hours, 620-544-2020 Monday, January 22, 2018 • Business Check, Officer Fedelin Tuesday, January 23, 2018 • Tangled up Dog, 600 Washington Place, Untangled Dog and Took Home, ACO Smith • Business Check, Officer Fedelin • Non-Injury Accident, Eighth and Main, Officer Hagman Wednesday, January 24, 2018 • Puppy at Large, 800 Block of South Harrison, returned to owner, ACO Smith • Barking Dog, 600 Block of South Harrison, Gave Barking Dog Paper, ACO Smith Thursday, January 25, 2018 • Funeral Escort, First and Washington, Public Service, Officer Hagman • Pioneer Line Down, 1000 Block of South Washington, Notified Pioneer, Officer Hagman • Dogs at Large, 300 Block of South Polk, Unable to Catch, Officer Hagman • Dog at Large, 200 Block of West Eighth, Returned to Owner, ACO Smith • Dogs at Large, 1400 Block of South Eisenhower, Returned to Owner, ACO Smith • Dogs at Large, 800 Block of South Adams, Unable to locate, ACO Smith

Friday, January 26, 2018 • Dogs at Large, 600 Block of Copperstone, Owner Caught Them, Chief Leslie • Released Dog to Owner, 1600 Block of South Washington, Officer Fedelin • Tangled Up Dog, 800 Block of South Jefferson, Owner Untangled Dog, ACO Smith • Dog at Large, 900 Block of Madison, Returned to Owner, ACO Smith • Puppy at Large, 700 Block of South Harrison, Returned to Owner, ACO Smith • Dog at Large, Impounded, ACO Smith Saturday, January 27, 2018 • Hit and Run Accident, 200 Block of West Sixth, Took Report, Officer Lamatsch • Hit and Run Accident, 900 Block of East Eleventh, Took Report, Officer Lamatsch • Funeral Escort, 800 Block of West City Limits, Public Service, Officer Lamatsch • Vehicle Unlock, 400 Block of South Madison, Citizen Assist, Officer Lamatsch • No Tail Lights, Eleventh and Jackson, Spoke to Subject, Officer Fedelin

OBITUARIES Charles Friend Rolla resident Charles William Friend, age 87, passed from this life Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Satanta Long Term Care Unit. He was born November 11, 1930 at the homestead dugout in Rolla, the firstborn son of George Friend and the former Esther King. Charles attended Southwestern Bible Institute where he met his wife Dru Ann Smithson. They married June 2, 1951. Mr. Friend went on to finish his education at Texas Tech, where he graduated with his Bachelors in Education with a minor in Spanish. He returned to Rolla for a few years to teach, then moved to California and continued his teaching career. In 1965 he returned to Kansas to farm. Charles taught Adult Sunday School for many years at Rolla Pentecostal Church and served as a USD 217 school board member. He and Dru were members of MAPS, Mission America Placement Services, a service that coordinates volunteers to assist churches with construction and evangelism projects. Charles loved spending time with his family and especially grandchildren. Houston Friend was the most intelligent child ever born, and Shome Hollis was the apple of his eye. In his younger days, he and his brother Don would perform daring water skiing feats at the lake. In his later years, he enjoyed card games and dominoes, crosswords and

Sudoku. Survivors include his son Clark Friend and wife Brenda of Satanta; daughter Janice Hollis and husband Michael of Rolla; brother Don Friend and wife Betty; grandchildren, Houston Friend and Shome Day; and great grandchildren, Zachary, Zander and Zayden Day. Charles is preceded in death by his wife Dru; son Carson Friend; daughter-inlaw Donna Friend; and granddaughter Christy Friend. Funeral services were attended Wednesday morning, January 31 at the United Methodist Church in Rolla with Pastor Marcus Light officiating. Interment followed at the Rolla Cemetery under the direction of Garnand Funeral Home of Elkhart. Memorials may be given to Rolla Pentecostal Holiness Church in Rolla in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, Ks 67950. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfu

Eunice Deherrera Death has claimed the life of Eunice Laverne Turner of Deherrera Talmage Elkhart. Mrs. Deherrera passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Morton County Hospital in Elkhart at the age of 76. She was the wife of Alex ‘Hito’ Deherrera with whom she shared 30 years of marriage. Eunice was born April 23, 1941 in Elkhart, to Thelma Roll Turner and Orville Hugh Turner. She was a student at Elkhart High School and a graduate of the Class of 1959. Mrs. Deherrera attended college in Denver, Co. where she studied radiology. She was baptized in San Antonio, Tx. in 1961 and continued to be a spiritual person throughout her life. Following her brief time in San Antonio, Eunice lived in Bitburg, Germany where she gave birth to son William Anthony and daughter Theresa Ann. She then moved to Los Angeles, Ca. and welcomed son Robert Anson. Eunice had a love for art and enjoyed drawing and painting. She was a loving grandmother, mother, daughter, sister and aunt. Survivors include her Alejandro husband

Deherrera; children, Robert Theresa and Talmage Talmage; siblings, Yvonne Turner Fields and husband Dan and Charlie Turner; her eight grandchildren; and a host of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Eunice was preceded in death by son William Talmage; two brothers, Lane Turner and Kenneth Turner; and her parents, Thelma Roll Turner and Hugh Turner. Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 1 at Elkhart Cemetery with Pastor Ed Richards officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Eunice Deherrera Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 854, Elkhart, Ks. 67950.

Reader compliments The Hermes Dear Editor & Donna Staff, Wanted you to know how much I enjoy reading “The Hugoton Hermes”. Your paper is a wonderful example of small-town Americana. You do an excellent job of portraying a sense of community, caring and a big chunk of what makes America great. You cover everything so well. The sports reporting of the youth is amazing. The athletes of Albuquerque

would love seeing this type of coverage. However, this will never happen in a city that has twenty (yes 20!) different high schools and that does not count the private or Catholic high schools. Keep up your good work. Pat yourselves on the back for me!!


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Wanda Thompson Friends and family came together over the weekend to remember and honor Wanda Gale Thompson. Wanda, 74, passed from this life Thursday, January 25, 2018 at her residence. Daughter of Burton Myers and the former Jewel Stone, Wanda was born March 22, 1943 in Ada, Ok. July 14, 1964, Wanda and Grant Thompson were united in marriage in Amarillo, Tx. They were married for 53 years. Wanda’s survivors include husband Grant Thompson of Hugoton; son David Thompson and wife Tanya Pate of Hugoton; daughter Terri Starkey and husband Tim of Enid, Ok.; sister Carol Hamner of Quitaque, Tx.; her four grandchildren, Tobi and husband Levi Bratton, Timara and husband Trey Stelling, Tesica Starkey and Trent Starkey; two great grandchildren, Lydia Bratton and Silas Bratton; and many other relatives and friends. Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her

parents; and brother Deloy Myers. Memorial services were attended Saturday afternoon, January 27 at Church of God in Hugoton with Franco Israel Pastor presiding. Burial followed at Hugoton Cemetery under the direction of Paul’sRobson Funeral Home of Hugoton. Memorials have been established for Pheasant Heaven Charities. Memorials may be mailed to Paul’sRobson Funeral Home, PO Box 236, Hugoton, Ks. 67951.

Gordon Applebee The death of Gordon R. Applebee has been learned. Mr. Applebee, 48, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at his home in Liberal. He was born January 10, 1970 in Miami, Fl. and adopted shortly after by Clarence R. Applebee and Connie Faye Airstrup. Gordon graduated from Tyrone High School in 1988. November 9, 1992, Gordon and Jayme Ewalt were united in marriage in Las Vegas, Nv. Gordon attended Seward County Community College and Fort Hays State University graduating with an Associate’s degree in Radiology Technology in 1998. Mr. Applebee worked for Southwest Medical Center for 13 years. He then purchased Rafter J. Liquor Store in 2009. Survivors include his wife Jayme Applebee of Liberal; two sons Austin Applebee and Andrew Applebee both of Liberal; his father Clarence R. Applebee; sister Shelly Stults of Bryant, Ar.; and his many other family members.

Gordon is preceded in death by his mother Connie F. Applebee. Funeral services were attended Saturday afternoon, January 27 at the Fellowship Baptist Church with Pastor Bill Prater officiating. There will be a private family burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Gordon’s name to St. Catherine’s Hospice in care of Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 West Second, Liberal, Ks 67901. To send the family condolences please visit www.brennemanfuneral

Sandra Ayala A Mass of Christian Burial was observed for Sandra Ayala Wednesday morning. Mrs. Ayala, 38, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Via Cristi St. Francis in Wichita. Born July 8, 1979 in Reseda, Ca., she was the daughter of Hermilo Lozoyo and the former Maria Sandoval. Sandra attended Liberal High School. September 4, 2006, she was married to Oscar Ayala Rios in Liberal. He survives. Mrs. Ayala was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. She was employed by National Beef from 1999 until 2017. Survivors include her son Oscar Ayala, Jr. of Liberal; parents Hermilo Lozoyo and Maria Lozoyo of Liberal; brother Manuel Celedon and wife Nohemi of Liberal; and her two sisters, Mary Vela of Dodge City and Virginia Hernandez of Guymon, Ok. Sandra was preceded in

death by her daughter Karina America Ayala and brother Sylvestre Hernandez. Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday morning, January 31 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with Fr. James Dieker presiding. Inurnment will be at a later date in Liberal Cemetery. Brenneman Funeral Home of Liberal was in charge of arrangements. Rosary Service and Vigil was attended Tuesday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.


Bogan named to Dean’s List at Colorado Christian Colorado Christian University recently announced the nomination of 439 students to the Fall 2017 Dean's List. Lynnelle Bogan of Hugoton has been named to the Fall 2017 Dean's List, with a 4.0 GPA. To receive this honor, each student must achieve a 3.7 or better semester grade point average while carrying a full-time course load of at least 12 credits. Founded in 1914, Colorado Christian Univer-

sity is now the premier interdenominational Christian college in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, delivering world class education to thousands of students. As a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, CCU is ranked among the top universities nationwide, and has been named a top Colorado University and one of the top Christian colleges in Colorado and in the nation.

Senior Lifestyles 624 S. Main, Hugoton • 620-544-2283 What a nice, little bit warmer, weekend. Lots of folks still have the colds, coughs and flu. Hopefully that will pass soon. By the time this news comes out the month of January will be gone, how quickly! Here at the Center we are looking for a busy February with the coming of the 4-H Council-sponsored Masquerade Ball dance Saturday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. Then Wednesday, February 14 we will crown our annual Senior King and Queen. Hope to see you all there! Menu Jan. 25 ...........................Stew Jan. 26 ..................Ham Loaf Jan. 29 ...........Chicken Fried ..................................Steak Jan. 30 ..................Sloppy Joe Jan. 31 ..BBQ Polish Sausage Feb. 1 ..Chicken Cordon Blu Activities Thursday, January 25 Exercise................10:30 a.m. Bridge...................12:30 p.m. Friday, January 26 Exercise................10:30 p.m. Bingo....................12:30 p.m. Saturday, January 27

Cards......................6:00 p.m. Monday, January 29 Exercise................10:30 a.m. Line Dance ............6:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 30 Exercise................10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 31 Exercise................10:30 a.m. Paint & Crafts ......12:30 p.m. Thursday, February 1 Exercise................10:30 a.m. Bridge...................12:30 p.m. Stevens County Senior Activity Center is located at 624 S. Main in Hugoton. For activities, call 620-544-2283 and for meals, call 620-5448041.

Midge wins Bridge Hugoton’s Bridge Club gathered Thursday, January 25 at the Hugoton Senior Center with Bernetta Nichols serving as hostess for the evening. Midge Greenwood grabbed the high score, while Betty Willis wrangled second. Bernetta and Donita Graham tied for third.

- Pioneer Manor Men’s Group 10:00 a.m. Everyone is invited to come for the Men’s Group and drink coffee with residents. Starting February 1 – Fitness Center Membership for checkout NOW available, contact the Stevens County Library for more information at 620-544-2301. February 1 – 28 - Local Artists Exhibition at the Stevens County Library February 2 - Lone Star Friends Church 61st annual Ground Hog Supper. Serving is from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Directions to Lone Star Friends Church from Hugoton, 14 miles east on Hwy 51. From Liberal, nine miles north on Hwy 83 then nine miles west on Hwy 51. Come and enjoy the food and fellowship. February 3 - Moscow United Methodist Church Groundhog Supper from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. February 5-10 - Whitham Enterprises Customer Appreciation and Wix

education and training are necessary for the woman who selects the food, clothing and all the works of art for the uplifting and growth of a wellbalanced family, mentally, morally and physically. She should be trained in the estimation of values, in food, clothing and household furnishings. She should have had practice in the various duties of a home before marriage. Otherwise the expense comes at the wrong time, which is unjust to the man. Mrs. Ellen H. Richards says, “By teaching

Cash in on the Classifieds! It’s the next best thing to winning the lottery!

Johnson earns recognition at University of Kentucky Sarah Johnson, a 2016 graduate of Hugoton High School, was recently named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2017 term at the University of Kentucky at Lexington’s College of Public Health. Students must complete at least 12 credit hours of letter grades with a 3.5 or higher grade point average with no “I” grades to be named to the

Dean’s List. Dean Donna Arnett, PhD, MSPH congratulated Sarah, saying “On behalf of the College of Public Health’s faculty, staff and fellow students, we acknowledge your outstanding academic achievement and wish you continued success throughout your academic career.”

FHSU names locals to Deans List Local students are among the 1,607 named by Fort Hays State University to the Deans Honor Roll for the fall 2017 semester. The following six local students are being honored: Chase Hunter Clinkingbeard, a senior majoring in agriculture (agronomy) Zack M. Littell, a sophomore majoring in political science Zane Littell, a senior majoring in chemistry Jessica Maciel, a freshman majoring in radiologic technology Pedro Ordonez III, a freshman majoring in chemistry Krysta Kaitlin Sullivan, a junior majoring in elementary education The Deans Honor Roll includes undergraduate

Filter Sale. Lunch will be served February 7 at noon at 200 S. Road 20, Moscow. February 5 - Commissioners’ meeting 8:30 a.m. at Commissioners’ room in basement of Courthouse. - Hugoton City Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. in the Council Meeting Room, basement of City Office. - Stevens County Hospital Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Pioneer Manor. February 7 - ACT PowerPrep class at Elkhart High School - Hugoton High School students are invited to attend. Registration information is available at t - H S - A C T- C l a s s - F e b . 2018.pdf. This class will be directly before the Hugoton test date of February 10. February 9 - Stevens County Genealogical Society Meeting in the Computer Lab at 1:00 p.m. – Library Closed for Staff Education

Museum Update Submitted by Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum Curator Stanley McGill, taken from “The People’s Home Recipe Book” published in 1915. Housekeeping is a Profession Housekeeping has passed the days of mere drudgery and now ranks among the professions. There is much thought exercised by the well trained and thoughtful housewife who plans and directs and knows herself how to do any of the work on the home. We know this work takes more brains than dollars, and


Lynnelle Bogan earned a 4.0 grade point average during her fall 2017 semester at Colorado Christian University. Lynnelle is a 2017 graduate of HHS and the daughter of Roy and Kathleen Bogan of Hugoton.

What’s Happenin’ AL-ANON Family Group meets at 1405 Cemetery Road Mondays and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. Call 620544-2610 or 620-544-2854 for more information. HUGOTON LIONS CLUB meets every Second and Fourth Thursday of the month at Memorial Hall at 7:00 p.m. HUGOTON MASONIC LODGE #406 AF&AM meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. MY HOPE Support Group for any adult grieving the death of a loved one meets the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. at High Plains Public Radio, 210 N. Seventh in Garden. Call 620272-2519 for more information. BREAST FRIENDS CANCER SUPPORT GROUP for breast cancer patients meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Legacy House, at 309 E. Walnut in Garden City. For more information call 620272-2360. Every Friday

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the girl under 14 how to cook, she will do it naturally and easily when she is a housewife.” If women knew how to do this work well, it would cease to be a drudgery. A good business man has to know his business thoroughly and apply to it ordinary business principles and systematic methods in order to succeed. The same is true of housekeeping. The Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

students only. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or more credit hours and earned a minimum grade point average of 3.60 for the semester. Fulltime on-campus and FHSU Virtual College students are eligible.

Kansas Weekly Gas Prices Hugoton Gas Prices As of Tuesday, January 30 Brown Dupree - $ 2.44 Eagles Landing - $ 2.44 Kangaroo Express -$ 2.43 Thrifty King - $ 2.49 Toot N Totum - $ 2.49 Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 4.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.42 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.57 per gallon, according to gasoline price Web site Gas "With oil maintaining strength, gasoline prices have continued to climb in many places, rising to their highest level since Hurricane Harvey dealt a blow to Texas and a significant portion of U.S. refining capacity," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "This time around, oil prices have been the culprit for gasoline prices rising to their highest level in over 130 days, and with U.S. crude oil inventories plummeting for ten straight weeks, I see diminishing chances of the traditional winter relief that accompanies the year's coldest months. Without gas prices falling, the current price environment may be the floor for what could become a more expensive year than anticipated, barring any change to OPEC policy that has led to today's climate of lower supply and higher prices." For LIVE fuel price averages, visit FuelInsights.Gas

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Senior trips to New Orleans, my oh my! Rolla History from David Stout Since I was the first-born in my family of four kids, I didn’t have the advantage of learning from my older siblings about what lay ahead or what to expect in my years ahead as I trudged through the Rolla Schools, but in 1953 that changed for me. No, I’m not suggesting my mom miraculously gave birth to someone older than I. No, what happened was Ross Veatch was hired as the school superintendent, and one of his children was Phil Veatch, someone my own age, someone in my class, someone who had older siblings, and someone who became my best friend. Rather than being the oldest of four, Phil was the youngest of four: Lois, Robert and Lynn, all acting as icebreakers paving the way through what lay ahead – and from Phil, I learned about many things I could expect in the years to come. One of those things I learned about from Phil was senior trips. Like the school superintendent before him, Ross Veatch always took the graduating seniors on senior trips to New Orleans, La. – and one of the memorable things about the seniors when they returned to Rolla was they always brought back fireworks which were illegal in Kansas, fireworks such as “cherry bombs,” for example. Those suckers were certainly one way to get

everyone’s attention. As we got older, Phil would share with me more and more information about these senior trips, particularly after his siblings returned. One of the things I was amazed to learn was that students who were previously forbidden from smoking and drinking around the adult sponsors accompanying them were now allowed to smoke and drink on these trips. What Phil explained to me was, “They’re no longer kids. They’re adults now and they can do what they want.” There was a slight difference between the information Phil provided to me about cherry bombs and seniors smoking. With cherry bombs, this information was public knowledge. There wasn’t anything secretive about cherry bombs going off for several days after the return of the seniors – everyone in town knew what the kids had been exposed to. With smoking and drinking, however, I always felt like I was receiving privileged from Phil information because we were best friends. I’m not sure if these things were generally known. I certainly didn’t have the sense that they were. The final school year for Ross Veatch in Rolla was 1959-60. I don’t know if it was this year, or maybe one of the earlier years, but as was

Back in the 1950s, Rolla seniors were treated to trips to New Orleans, La. where they were exposed to many - exotic - sights and scenes, including Club My- O - My! Photo courtesy of David Stout. so typical, his son Phil edu- that, indeed, they were men. cated me more and more He assured me they were. about the kinds of things the Growing up in sheltered seniors did on their trips to Rolla during the 1950s, I had New Orleans, but this time never heard of any such he wasn’t only talkin’, he was thing. The closest I had showin’. They went to night- heard of anything like this clubs! Phil showed me was “queers,” and so I asked brochures of one of the Phil if these guys were nightclubs the seniors vis- “queer”. “Not that I know of,” ited in New Orleans, Club he explained. “They’re just My-O-My, brochures and fly- men who like to dress up like ers similar to the ones shown women and entertain peohere. As you can plainly see, ple. It’s just show business.” the entertainers were all “feWell, like the cherry male impersonators,” enter- bombs, these pamphlets, flytainers who not only used ers, and brochures about their legal male names, but Club My-O-My in New also their male titles of “Mr.,” Orleans certainly got my atjust to avoid any confusion. tention. Unlike the cherry You can well imagine my bombs, however, I always felt amazement. Some of these like the information Phil was guys were gorgeous supplying to me was more “women.” I couldn’t believe like the smokin’ and drinkin’ they were really men, and I seniors – it was not common kept asking Phil to confirm knowledge. This was private information he was sharing only with his best friend. The only exception to this I can recall was when one of Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits the parent sponsors rePsalm 103:2 NASB turned from one of the trips and informed my dad (in odern psychology often confirms ancient wisdom. Much of the advice that has been empirically verified by the field of Positive Psychology echoes ancient philosophers, including Dad’s role as a school board the wisdom of the Bible. One of the clearest examples of this is the advice to be thankful member) they’d gone to Club and count your blessings. Researchers at the Positive Psychology Center at Penn have confirmed that My-O-My, and the performthe simple exercise of writing down three things that went well at the end of each day will improve ers in that club were some of the quality of your life. You will feel less depressed simply by focusing on the positive things in life, the most beautiful “women” and by thinking about why things went well you set the stage for a more positive future. One easy way to do this is to start a journal, or even just start a document on your computer. You might title he’d ever seen. He thought this journal or document “Three Blessings,” or “Three Good Things” if you want a more secular title, Dad should know about this and then simply list the three good things that happened to you (or which you did) and answer the (but Dad’s reaction was just question why for each one. The question as to why it happened is important because it forces us to reto chuckle about this tidbit flect on the causes of these good things and helps us to repeat them. Christopher Simon of news). Several years after Phil educated me, my graduating class also visited Club My-OMy in New Orleans. We’ll be returning to this subject when it was my turn to experience the club for myself during our senior trip in 1963.

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Memories from yesteryear Blizzard of 1948 Glen Goering taught at Hugoton in 1948-1949 as a seventh grade math teacher, coach and bus driver. November 29, 2017, his daughter Brenda Goering Morrell sent this story of the 1948 blizzard that her mother had written many years ago to USD 210 of Hugoton. Thanks for sharing this story, USD 210. Bus driver Glen Goering got into his bus that morning wearing the sport coat he had worn the night before. It was getting cold, the skies look ominous and snow started falling. At his first stop, the parents - worried about the weather - would not send their children. The snow was really coming down now. At the next stop, again the children were not allowed on the bus. Glen called in from there to ask the Principal whether he should go on. He was told to run his route as usual. Glen went on. Soon he was in whiteout conditions, never really sure he was on a road with no ditches or fences as guides. Finally the bus simply drowned out in a snow drift. Here he was alone. He was glad those parents had kept their children home. He had been told for safety’s sake to never leave the bus, but he knew he could never stick it out alone. Surely he could find a farmhouse nearby. So out he went into a nightmare of snow. He went on and on into the blinding snow. He was not finding anyone, anything, no shelter. He was not dressed for this. His face and hands were freezing. He had to find shelter. Then the wind let up just a bit. It looked like a building ahead but maybe he was just imagining. He stumbled to it and pounded with his arms. They were so frozen, he didn’t feel it but he knew it was solid. He had found something. A young man came around the corner and helped him inside. It was a little one-room shack about ten by twelve. On one side of the room was a bed. On another wall was a gas cooking stove, the only heat in the place. It was cold inside but he was out of the wind and the snow. Living here were the Dugans, a young couple, kids really, only thirteen and fourteen, with their baby boy. The only other occupant of the room was a pet rooster in the corner of the room now but he had the run of the place. The

couple had come from Arkansas and were allowed to live here since the young man was working for a farmer. Glen had found help when he needed it but these people needed him also. He was the older experienced person they could rely on, and that gas stove was a problem. It was connected directly to the gas well outside. That meant the occupants of the shack had to be constantly alert because the wells often would freeze off and then come back on. If not taken care of, they might be asphyxiated. Someone had to watch the stove all the time. Now there were three to share the watch. There was no place to sit but on the bed. As Glen thawed out, they sat and visited. Each took a turn watching the stove while the other two rested. There weren’t enough blankets to really keep warm so two would lay together with the baby, little Johnny, in the middle, sharing their warmth while the other watched the stove. The storm blasted on through that day and night. There was no food, no milk for the baby. They did have some flour. They mixed some with water to feed the baby. The next day the storm continued on and on. They were exhausted and hungry. The old pet rooster was sacrificed so they had something to eat. Glen took a drumstick. It was so tough he could hardly bite into it so he threw it under the bed. Finally the third day dawned cold and clear. Glen was so hungry he found that drumstick he had thrown under the bed and gnawed at it. Baby Johnny was getting along with his flour-water better than any of the adults. When they thought they heard something, Glen looked out. There was a Panhandle Eastern pipeline crew with their truck. The men were working their way toward them. When they reached the shack, one of the men said they didn’t know there had been a shack built there or that anyone was living there. Glen asked if all the schoolchildren were safe. They replied, “Yes, but we lost a bus driver.” Glen identified himself and the crew radioed in the news that he had been found. After returning to Hugoton, the crew brought back sacks of groceries for the Dugans.

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Notes from Nancy by Stevens County FACS Agent Nancy Honig The Most Dangerous Room in the House While working on my master’s degree in Gerontology I took several classes in design that dealt with learning how to make homes more accessible to older adults, or people with physical disabilities. The bathroom is routinely cited as the most dangerous room in the house. Countless slips and falls occur in the bathroom, causing difficult and dangerous situations. There are some basic and simple fixes that can benefit seniors, and honestly, anyone else who at one time or another may need some additional help or safe guards. I know that when I had a broken leg, I realized how unfriendly bathrooms can be when you can’t maneuver easily. Sometimes, taking a fresh look, and making a few simple changes, can make a bathroom a safe and comfortable place for everyone. Regardless of whether you have a shower or bathtub, water on smooth surfaces can be dangerous. Best practice is

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height of about 15 inches, but many manufacturers have recently introduced models that are an inch and a half higher. These taller commodes make sitting down and getting back up less stressful on the body. Some faucet handles are difficult for arthritic hands to grip and turn. These should be replaced with an ADA-compliant faucet that is easier to use. This faucet style also has an adjustable hot limit safety stop to help reduce scalding. These types of handles and safety heat limits are also helpful for families with small children. Think about accessible storage. Keep bathing and grooming accessories neatly stowed out of the way to reduce trips and falls, and to keep them clear of wheelchairs. Accessibility and functionality are essential when planning for convenient storage options in the bathroom. Make sure there is good light in the bathroom as well. Choosing wall and floor colors or patterns that contrast is another great way to enhance visual perception of space, and help older adults feel more confident as they move about the room. Kansas State University, County Extension Councils, Extension Districts, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperating. K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer, and is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. If you have special requirements due to physical, vision, or hearing disability or a dietary restriction please contact your local extension office. 500 Monroe Hugoton, Ks. 67951-2639 Phone: 620.544.2301 • Fax: 620.544.2322 Email:

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abled to step over, or too low to sit down into for bathing. Installing a walkin bathtub or shower system with a built-in seat brings back a measure of independence in self-care. Many walk-in tubs are designed to fit perfectly in the space of a conventional tub for easy installation. Again, it is handy not only for the elderly, but if you have had knee replacement, torn knee ligaments, etc. and had to deal with getting in and out of tubs, you will understand the benefits of a walk in shower. Flexible handheld shower wands with an on/off button might be easier to use than a traditional shower head. These are especially useful in combination with shower chairs. Most medical alert buttons are sufficiently waterproof to wear in the shower. Make sure you always have yours with you, as the shower is the number one source of falls in the bathroom. Check temperature settings on the water heater, as water hotter than 120º F can scald skin. Special no-scald faucets or a no-scald regulator can be installed as a secondary form of protection. Another simple fix is to install nonskid tape or mats on the floor of a shower or bathtub. Make sure bath mats are slip proof and won’t create a tripping hazard. The toilet can be replaced with a taller ADA-approved raised-height model to lessen the chance of a harsh fall. Alternatively, raised-height seats can be installed on existing toilets. Standard toilets have a bowl

STEVENS COUNTY FITNESS CENTER MEMBERSHIP Have you wanted to try out the Stevens County Fitness Center, but don’t want to jump into a monthly contract without seeing if it will work for you? We have a solution. Check out a Fitness Center fob from the Stevens County Library! The checkout is good for one week, and is available one time per year to our adult patrons. You will have a oneperson basic membership with unlimited access to the center. At the end of the week, you can make an informed decision on joining the Fitness Center. Of course, all Fitness Center rules, regulations, instructions, service, and liability apply. ADULT WINTER READING PROGRAM The adult winter reading program, “A Blizzard of Books,” is now underway. No need to register! We like to keep things easy. Simply enter the books you have read, and be eligible for a weekly prize. ART EXHIBITION The Stevens County Library annual Local Artists’ Exhibition will begin today! As of January 29, twenty-seven items had been registered by sixteen artists. Come in and see the wonderful display! BEGINNING CROCHET CLASS Save the Date! The SCL will sponsor a Beginning Crochet class Wednesday, March 7 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Registration is required for this class and numbers will be limited. During the class, you will learn how to crochet a simple chain stitch, followed by single and double crochet stitches. Depending on the popularity of the class, we plan to schedule others to help you learn the elements of reading any crochet pattern. Contact the library for additional details and to register for the class.


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ROLLA What’s for

LUNCH? USD #217 Menu

Myrna Barnes reads a little story to the preschool through second grade students during

their tour of the Morton County Museum. Photo courtesy of Sherry Pinkley.

Rolla Elementary celebrates Kansas Day Rolla’s lower elementary students traveled to Elkhart Thursday, January 25 to visit the Morton County Museum in honor of Kansas Day. Preschool through second grade

attended. The students were able to dress up in some old fashioned clothes while touring the museum. They learned about pioneers and how they lived in western

Kansas. The students and their teachers learned a lot and enjoyed their time there.

Thursday, February 1 B. Pancake on a stick, Fresh Strawberries L. Biscuits and Gravy, Sausage Patty, Seasoned Peas, Hash Brown Patty, Cherry Tomatoes, Apple Juice Monday, February 5 B. French Toast Sticks with Syrup, Fresh Grapes L. Pork Rib Sandwich, Lettuce/ Tomato, Sweet Potato Puffs, Apple Tuesday, February 6 B. Breakfast Burrito, Sliced Peaches L. Corn Dog, Green Beans, Tater Tots, Baby Carrots, Fruit Cocktail, Snickerdoodle Wednesday, February 7 B. Bagel with Toppings, Fresh Apple L. Taco Soup, Tortilla Chips, Salsa, Refried Beans, Broccoli Florets, Strawberries

Community Calendar The cake made by Shawn Schwindt sums up the feelings of Rolla Hope in the best way possible. “Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.” Photo courtesy of Arleen Clinesmith.

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Rolla Hope members gathered Saturday, January 27 to discuss the year and plan for the next year. Rolla Hope is always accepting new members and if anyone is interested, please contact Arleen Clinesmith or Cassie Thrall.

4-H Days will be at Rolla this Saturday Morton County 4-H Days will be at the Rolla School this year Saturday, February 3, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Contact your local 4-Her for more information for presentation times.

Thursday, February 1 High School Scholars Bowl Regionals at Rexford-Golden Plains at 4:00 p.m. High School Basketball at South Baca JV Girls at 5:30 p.m., Varsity at 6:30 p.m. Friday, February 2 Driver's Ed from 8:30-11:30 a.m. High School StuCo Movie Night from 7:00-10:00 p.m. No School Saturday, February 3 Morton County 4-H County Club Days at 8:00 a.m. High School Basketball at Greeley County at 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 5 Parent/Teacher Conferences from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 6 Junior High Scholars Bowl at Ulysses at 4:00 p.m. High School Basketball vs. Ingalls, JV at 5:00 p.m., Varsity at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 7 High School Career Day at Satanta at 1:00 p.m. High School Interviews at 8:00a.m. Thursday, February 8 High School Basketball at Moscow JV at 4:30 p.m., Varisty at 6:30 p.m. Friday, February 9 Driver's Ed from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Aidan Allen is the winner in the annual Geography Bee of the upper elementary. Photo courtesy of USD 217 Yearbook staff.

Carissa Sohm is junior high division winner and overall school winner of the annual Geography Bee. Photo courtesy of USD 217 Yearbook Staff.

Geography Bee winners are announced Rolla had their annual Geography Bee Wednesday, January 24. Students from fourth grade through eighth grade competed for a chance to compete at the State level in geography. Fifth grader Aidan Allen won for his level and seventh grader Carissa Sohm won the junior high level and was the overall

school winner. Carissa will take a test to see if she qualifies for the State competition planned for April 6 in Abilene. The top 100 scores in the state will compete at Abilene. Congratulations to both students and their teachers! Good luck with the next test Carissa!

Pirates basketball teams travel to Felt The Rolla Pirates basketball teams all traveled to Felt, Ok. to compete Friday, January 26. The junior high girls fought hard but fell short with a final score of 20-27. The junior high boys fell short in double overtime, 2528. The high school girls fell 30-42. The boys also fell 3664. It was not a great night

for the Rolla Pirates but they will come back! The high school teams will travel to South Baca February 1, then they will play again at Greeley County Saturday, February 3. The teams will host Ingalls Tuesday, February 6. Good luck to the mighty Pirates!

Sam Eiland directs the band during the Saints home basketball game. From the left in the top row are Alonzo Martinez, Angelina Fosdick, Alexandra Hart, Allyson Norton and Melanie Norton. In the middle are Paige Claassen, Castor Hernandez, Nayeli Ochoa and Ethan Garcia and in front are Ashly Hart, Audra Langley, Ethan Hernandez and Corny Loewen.

Band students play at SCCC game Sam Eiland, band director, took his band students to Seward County Community College to play for a pep band at the Saints’ home game. One former RHS

student and current Saint, Ashly Hart, also joined in with the band. The students had a great time playing for the Saints crowd.

Elkhart second grader Adynn Milburn stands proudly after receiving her second place award for the “2017 Happy Birthday Kansas!” Student Photo Contest.

Adynn takes second

Lupita Ruelas, Henry Wiebe and Monte Fosdick are rocking out in the percussion section for the Saints. Photos courtesy of Seward County Community College Facebook page.

Congratulations to Adynn Milburn, a seven year old, second grader at Elkhart Elementary School! She was among the winners in the “2017 Happy Birthday, Kansas!” Student Photo Contest, sponsored by the Kansas legislative spouses in conjunction with the Kansas Historical Society. She was the second place, first grade winner! There were 627 entries, first grade through high school, from all over the state of Kansas! The photographs were then narrowed down to 24, a first and second place for each grade level, first through twelfth grade. This year’s entries had to convey this year's theme, “Your Community History,” tell a story based on the theme; document a moment in time. The work had to be of the students and photographed in Kansas in 2017. Adynn entered only one picture in the photo contest! Her entry was a picture of her sister, SaKya with her lamb at the 2017 fair, titled, "Getting Ready for Morton County Fair". Adynn traveled to Topeka this week for the special awards presentation at the Kansas State Capitol as part of the Kansas Day Celebration Friday, January 26, 2018 on the first floor rotunda of the Kansas State Capitol. The winners were announced during that time, her photo is displayed in the Capital. She was presented with a second place, first grade, award of a Kindle Fire. Adynn is the daughter of Pete and Priscilla Milburn of Elkhart, sister to SaKya and Cami. She is the granddaughter of Dorothy Milburn of Elkhart and Sam and Rachel Dunn and Lois Dunn of Rich-

Adynn Milburn places second in the “2017 Happy Birthday!” Student Photo Contest. field. Adynn’s mother Priscilla and younger sister Cami traveled with her and also attended the presentation with her. As part of the ceremony they took photographs of winners by grade along with Governor Sam Brownback, the Executive Director of Kansas Historical Society Jennie Chinn and the legislative Representative J. Stephen Alford Kansas House District 117 and his wife Peggy Alford. During the ceremony, the KU Choir sang “Home on the Range” and there was a birthday cake made by Dillion's Foods to cerebrate Kansas's birthday. After the awards ceremony, Adynn, Cami and Priscilla toured the capital building, and Capital Dome. It was a great way to spend Kansas' birth being in the state capital! They also, Friday night, watched a show of Cirque du Soleil-Crystal at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. Before returning home Saturday they visited the Kansas Museum History and Kansas Children's Discovery Center in Topeka. During this week's celebration of Kansas Day, all photo entries will be available online at Congratulations to Adynn!


MHS Forensics begin season

Moscow’s Senior Spelling Bee Champion is David Lahey. Photo courtesy of Stu Moore.

Moscow’s Junior Spelling Bee Champion is Renna Weatherby. Photo courtesy of Stu Moore.

The Moscow High School Forensics team has entered their season. Their first meet was Thursday, January 25 at Southwestern Heights. Moscow took six kids: Sarah McLeod, Lydia Owens, Makayla Persinger, Molleigh McCormack and Hailey Blue. Hailey placed sixth in Poetry and Hailey and Sarah placed sixth in “IDA”, or improvised duet acting. Molleigh McCormack also took poetry and prose. Lydia Owens took Poetry and Makayla Persinger also took a prose solo. Saturday, January 27 Moscow only took Sarah, Lydia and Makayla. No one placed at this meet. Upcoming forensics meets are February 3 at

Hailey Blue places sixth in poetry at the Forensics competition at Southwestern Heights. Photo courtesy of Tina White.

Tuesday, the high school basketball teams traveled to Deerfield to play the Spartans. The girls beat the Lady Spartans 49-31. Both Monica Gonzalez and Adriana Salcedo scored 11 points apiece. Jessie James had seven points. Morgan Robson had six points. Paola Gomez and Brittney Stuckey each had four points. And Yamilet Rojo and Morgan Lahey each had three points. The boys played both a Varsity and JV game. The JV lost 44-43. JD Robson and Isaac Clifft were the high

scorers with 13 and 12 points respectively. Adan Granillo followed close behind with nine, while Trenton Kennedy had three points. Gerardo Garcia, Braxton Johnson and Ryan Penrod posted two apiece. Varsity beat the Spartans 59-46. Axel Granillo tossed in 14 points for the ‘Cats while Jaylen Mendez had 13 points. Javi Marquez and Jalen Shaddix each tallied 12. Justyn Allen had four points and both J.J. Gonzalez and Gaby Granillo had two points each.

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Satanta, February 17 at Syracuse and February 24 at Ulysses.

Sarah McLeod, Lydia Owens, Makayla Persinger, Molleigh McCormack and Hailey Blue travel to Southwestern Heights to compete in Forensics. Photo courtesy of Tina White.

Teams compete against Deerfield

Moscow high school cheerleaders encourage the audience with cheers. Cheerleaders are left to right Alexis Hastey, Gina Olivas and Marisol Gomez. Photo courtesy of Marcie Knoll.

Sarah McLeod and Hailey Blue place sixth in Improvised Duet Acting at the forensics tournament in Southwestern Heights. Photo courtesy of Tina White.

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Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten girls show the moves they learned during the cheer clinic hosted by the MHS cheerleaders. Photo courtesy of Marcie Knoll.

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Jalen Shaddix looks for a teammate during action against Elkhart last week. Photo courtesy of Marcie Knoll.

Jessie James dribbles in for the shot. Photo courtesy of Marcie Knoll.

Kindergarten, first and second grade girls show what they learned at the cheer clinic Saturday. The group performed during the basketball

game Friday during halftime. Photo courtesy of Marcie Knoll.

Third, fourth and fifth grade girls perform at the basketball games Friday. The cheers learned

were shown to the best advantage at halftime. Photo courtesy of Marcie Knoll.

Moscow Wildcats host Elkhart Friday, January 26 the Moscow Wildcats hosted the Elkhart Wildcats. The JV girls played a half game winning 27-13 with Morgan Lahey scoring 12 points. Paola Gomez scored eight points and Adriana Salcedo scored seven points. The varsity girls lost to Elkhart 62-32. Monica Gonzalez led the scoring with nine points.

Jessie James had eight points. Morgan Robson added six points, and Adriana Salcedo had three points. Morgan Lahey, Stacey Enns and Paola Gomez each contributed two points. The men’s JV team beat Elkhart 39-33. Gerardo Garcia led the scoring with 20 points and Isaac Clifft had 11 points. JD Robson and

Trenton Kennedy each added four points. The varsity boys also beat Elkhart scoring 63 to their 51. Axel Granillo led the scoring with an incredible 35 points! Jalen Shaddix had ten points and Jaylen Mendez nine points. Justyn Allen contributed six points. Trenton Davidson added his two points in and JJ Gonzalez one point.

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FARM Conservation districts will host local working group meeting February 8 The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and local Seward, Stevens and Morton Conservation Districts, will host a Local Working Group (LWG) meeting Thursday, February 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the USDA Service Center, 2310 N. Kansas Avenue in Liberal. The purpose of this meeting is to • Review current NRCS Financial Assistance Programs – Payment Rates, Eligible Practices and Resource Concerns • Make recommendations to NRCS State Conservationist regarding changes/improvements to existing programs “LWGs are important, because they provide recommendations on local and state natural resource priorities and criteria for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) conservation activities and programs to the NRCS Kansas Technical Committee (KTC),” said Leslie Spikes, Seward County District Conservationist.

Responsibilities of LWGs The responsibilities of the LWGs are identified in the USDA Conservation Program Delivery Manual. The LWG’s recommendations will be reviewed by the KTC for submittal to USDA agencies. • Ensure that a conservation needs assessment to identify priority resource concerns is developed using community stakeholder input and use the conservation needs assessment to help identify program funding needs and conservation practices (CPs). • Recommend the USDA conservation program application and funding criteria, eligible CPs (including limits on practice payments or units), and payment rates. • Assist the NRCS and CCDs with public outreach and information efforts, and identify educational and producers' training needs. The LWG should be diverse and focus on agricul-

Assistance available to ag producers through Conservation Stewardship Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps private landowners build their business while implementing conservation practices that help ensure the sustainability of their entire operation. NRCS plans to enroll up to 10 million acres in CSP in 2018. While applications for CSP are accepted year round, applications must be received by March 2, 2018 to be considered for this funding period. Through CSP, agricultural and forest producers landowners earn payments for

actively managing, maintaining, and expanding conservation activities like cover crops, nutrient management, residue management, grazing management, prescribed burning, and pollinator and beneficial insect habitat – all while maintaining active agriculture production on their land. CSP also encourages the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and new management techniques such as precision agriculture applications, on- site carbon storage and planting for high carbon sequestration rate, and new soil amendments to improve water quality. Some of these benefits of CSP include: • Improved cattle gains per acre; • Increased crop yields; • Decreased inputs; • Wildlife population improvements; and • Better resilience to weather extremes. NRCS recently made several updates to the program to help producers better evaluate their conservation options and the benefits to their operations and natural resources. New methods and software for evaluating applications help producers see up front why they are or are not meeting stewardship thresholds, and allow them to pick practices and enhancements that work for their conservation objectives. These tools also enable producers to see potential payment scenarios for conservation early in the process. Producers interested in CSP are recommended to contact their local USDA service center or visit USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

tural interests and natural resource issues existing in the community. Membership should include agricultural producers representing the variety of crops, livestock, and poultry raised within the local area; owners of nonindustrial private forest land, representatives of agricultural and environmental organizations; and governmental agencies carrying out agricultural and natural resource conservation and activities. LWGs also take into account concerns of particular historically underserved groups and individuals including but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, socially disadvantaged, and lim-

ited resource groups. To RSVP for the February 8 meeting or to request more information about LWGs, contact your local service center: the Seward CCD or NRCS staff by calling 620-624-2421 Extension 3; Stevens CCD or NRCS staff by calling 620-544-2261 Extension 3, Morton Service CCD: 620-697-2109 Extension 3, or stop by one of our USDA Service Centers: Seward County: 2310 N. Kansas Avenue in Liberal; Stevens County: 607 E. Eleventh in Hugoton or for Morton County: 741 Vilymaca in Elkhart. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Cotton producers and others in the ag industry listen intently during Monday’s Cotton Info Meeting at Memorial Hall hosted by Seaman Crop Consulting. The group learned about the various aspects of cotton crops including harvesting and what not to do.


DATE: Thurs, February 8th, 2018 TIME: 10:00 AM CT DIRECTIONS: From Hugoton, KS Hwy 25 & 56 intersection go N 7 mi. to Road X, then East 3 mi to auction site. From Moscow, KS. take Hwy 56 Southwest 2 mi. to Road X, then West 2.7 mi to auction site TRACTORS - GUIDANCE SYSTEMS-TRUCKS & PICKUP: ‘09 JD 8430 MFD trctr, ILS front duals, PS Trans, 4 remotes, 480/80/R50 steel rear duals, 3598 hrs; ‘08 JD 8430 MFD trctr, ILS front duals, PS trans, 4 remotes, 480/80/R50 steel rear duals, 3973 hrs; 2- Starfire 3000 receivers; 2-2600 display monitors; ‘09 Polaris Ranger 700 XP, 6787 mi; ‘73 Chevy C/65 tandem grain trk, 5+2 sp, air brakes; ‘74 Ford sngl axle grain trk; ‘52 Ford sngl axle grain trk; Int KB-5 sngl axle trk; Ford 8N trctr, LP w/3 pt mwr; ‘02 Dodge 1500 4X4, 4 door pickup (needs work). FARM MACHINERY: ‘09 JD 1770 NT 12 row plntr, CCS seed delivery, pneumatic down pressure, Yetter row clnrs, E Set precision planting corn & milo plates, swath control 6779 acres,; ‘14 29’ Landoll model 7431 VT rig w/rolling bas- ket; ‘14 CB 4740 All Plant 48x10 double disc grain drill, hyd drive, 4170 acres; ‘10 Landoll 2310-7-30 disc ripper; Speed King seed tote trlr, Model G, Central City scales, Honda eng.; 15’ JD HX15 bat wing mwr; 15’ Bush Hog bat wing mwr; 30’ Orthman 12 row one tripper, liquid fert. setup, 3pt; 20’ Crustbuster 10” DD grain drill, 3 pt; Buffalo 12 row cult., NH3 setup, 3pt; Almar 12 row dammer/diker 3pt; Richardson 5x5 sweep plow w/pkrs; Blue Jet track filler, 3pt; My-D-Handy 8x35 pto grain auger; 12’ speed mover; JD Skyles nurse trlr w/1300 gal poly tank; 25’ Krause tandem disc; JD 30’ lister; 20’ Hamby ripper, 3pt; Energy MZ2 pull typer rd. grad- er; 12’ Eversman land plane; 14’ AC rotary mwr; 2-1000 gal anhy- drous high boy trlr; Crustbuster spring tooth hrrw ; JD 6 row lister; Double diamond bars; 20’ Cultipacker; 20’ JD rotary hoe, 3pt; 2- Hamie chsls, 2- Oneways; Antique buck rake. IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT: 2-3406 CAT Irr engs, built by Marvin’s Farm Eq. (1 in 2012, 1 in 2003 w/valve job in 2012). These may sell with the land auction; 3- Int 605 Irr engs; Several 11-24.5, 11-14.9, 11-16.9 & 11x38 sprinkler tires; Sprinkler gear boxes; Cat eng starters; Fert. injector pumps; Agri injection Chemigator pump; Randolf 4:3, 150 hp gear hd; 70 joints 8” plastic irr pipe; 30 joints 10” alum. irr pipe; 45 joints 8” alum. irr pipe; Several T’s, elbows, hydrants, plugs & surge valves; 9 joints 8x20 steel pipe; 2 joints 10x20 steel pipe; 2- Valley extra tall tower legs. RIDING MOWER, SHOP EQUIP- MENT & MISC: Hustler X-ONE riding mwr w/60” deck; JD GX85 riding mwr; Battery charger, chains, boomers, tow rope; Misc hand tools; 12v post hole digger; 2- Lincoln elec. welders; Lincoln 12v grease gun; 24v battery jumper box; 3-LP stock tank heaters; 12 JD poly insecticide boxes for plntr; 2-Pot belly stoves. FUEL TANKS & TRAILER: Big 12, 600 fuel trlr w/12v pump; 1,000 gal round tank on skids w/110v pump; 2,300 gal round tank on stand w/Gas Boy pumps; 2-1000 gal fiber glass tanks on trlr. GUNS (will sell at 10:30 AM): J STEVEN A&T CO 32 long riffle; Old 410 double barrel side by side shot gun; JC Higgins model 60 12 gauge semi-auto shotgun; Mauser 30-06 model 1891 bolt action rifle; Savage 22-250 model 112 rifle; Kokura Arsenal type 26 9mm Japanese revolver; Smith & Wesson 41 mag model 57 revolver AUCTIONEER NOTE: Large equipment will start selling at 11:00 AM CT. On-Line bidding available on select equipment at Retirement Sale For: John & Donna Brower For information call John at 620-428-2146 Steve Higgs Auctioneer/REALTOR® 620-353-0066 Must show photo ID to register for buyer number. Concessions Available Everything sold as is. No warranties expressed or implied. Not responsible for theft or accident. Announcements day of sale take precedence over printed material See photos & sale bill at

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Hugoton faces Liberal Redskins in tough contest The Hugoton Eagles took on the 4 and 8 Liberal Redskins Friday night. The Eagles came into the game at 5 and 6 with nearly a week off from playing time after the Sterling tournament. The Eagles fell to the Redskins 5762, as they kept the game

close early in the first half. The Hugoton team battled back in the second half but was never able to catch the Redskins. The Eagles shot 51 percent from the field but only 20 percent from the arc compared to Liberal’s 40 percent. Even though the Eagles

won the rebounds edge 27 to 20, and points in the paint with 34, the team gave up 25 points off of turnovers. The Eagles were led by junior Carlos Montiel who scored a team high 18 points, followed by Mitchel Hamlin’s 14, and Damian Lewis’ 10.

Lady Eagles start strong against Lady ‘Skins The Lady Eagles played the ranked Liberal Lady Redskins Friday night. The Lady Eagles came out and played tough and had the lead going into the half. In the second half, the wheels fell off and some of the issues that plagued the Lady Eagles crept back in and allowed the Lady Redskins to control the second half. The Lady Eagles fell 44-58. The team was led by freshman center Jordyn Beard with 14 points and nine rebounds to go along

with four blocks. JoHanna Rawlins put in 11 points before fouling out. Coach Adigun went on record and said, “The girls fought hard with the 12-1 and 5A State-ranked Lady Redskins but some of the same issues that have caused problems for us in past losses hurt the team again such as unforced turnovers, failing to close out on shooters, poor defensive rotation and missed free throws. These are mental things that are constantly worked on in

practice and the girls must get better at these deficiencies. Jordyn has grabbed 46 rebounds in the last four games as she continues to work hard in the lane and on the boards. Jo continues to hunt for scoring opportunities as well as being active in passing lanes for steals. We’ll put more focus on getting better at the things we can control which should clean up our mental mistakes and allow for the team to win the close games.”

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Champions include Lane Stand, Gavyn Perez, Azanea Dominguez, Ana Guzman, Carson

Knights of Columbus crown free throw champs Nine boys and girls were named local champions of the 2018 Knights of Columbus Free-throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the district level. The St. Helen Knights of Columbus Council sponsored the local competition Sunday, January 28 at the Hugoton Middle School Gymnasium. The eight and under division winner was Lane Stand. Representing the nine year old division winner was Gavyn Perez. Azanea Dominguez and Carson Slocum are the ten-year-old champions. In the 11-year-

Eagles battle through injuries and illness The Hugoton Eagles’ varsity had a rough go at the Rocky Welton Invitational. Hugoton, who already missed a few wrestlers due to injury and health, only took six to Garden City. All six suffered losses in the first day with a couple getting knocked out that day as well.

With one of the toughest tournaments in the nation the Eagles’ top placer was Bradan Slemp, who did not even finish his last match due to an injury, finished eighth place going 3 and 3. Marcos Baeza finished tenth going 4 and 3 and Manny Mendoza, who also was not

Slocum, Isaac Martin, Abi Slocum, Cami Maravilla and Ryle Riddlesperger.

able to wrestle his last match due to an injury, finished twelfth. On the JV side of wrestling, the Eagles got a little success. The JV team traveled to Larned and three of the wrestlers medaled for the Eagles. Carter Coziahr took second with his only loss coming to Dante Urban from Hoisington. Dante Duran took second as well as he made it all the way to the first place match before falling to Eli Witte from Great Bend. Abraham Garcia came home with fourth after going 3 and 2 in the tournament. The Eagles will be traveling to Holcomb Saturday for League Duals at 10:00 a.m. start time. The Eagles who had success this season look for a chance to bring home the League title.

olds’ bracket, Ana Guzman and Isaac Martin won their division. Abi Slocum shot her way into the 12-year-old girls’ winners’ bracket. The 13year-old boys’ winner was Ryle Riddlesperger. The 13 year old girls’ division winner was Cami Maravilla. Each contestant was

allowed 15 free-throw attempts in the contests. Local council winners will compete in the district competition Sunday, February 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hugoton Middle School West Gymnasium with an eye towards moving on to the Regional, State, and International levels.

Ryle Riddlesperger tries to wrestle the ball away from the Garden City player while teammates Adam Mendoza, Zevin Littell and Carson Bennett come to his aid.

Good Luck on Your Winter Sports Seventh grader Christian Gomez De la Rosa dribbles the ball around the Garden City player during action Monday.

Middle school boys face whirlwind schedule

The middle school boys’ basketball teams battled Garden City-Horace Good Monday, January 29. The seventh grade B team lost 16-35 and the eighth grade B team lost 16-50. In the eighth grade A game, the team lost 26-43 and the seventh grade A team won 47-44.

Thursday, January 25, the middle school boys’ basketball teams battled Ulysses. The seventh grade B team lost 13-21 and the eighth grade B team lost 22-24. The eighth grade A team fell to Ulysses 24-32 and the seventh grade A team defeated Ulysses 42-26.

Friday, February 2 Tuesday, February 6 HHS Basketball Boys & Girls JV vs. HHS Basketball Boys C Team & Goodland at Home, 4:45 Girls Varsity vs. Garden City at Home, 23 p.m. 4:00pm Baseball:Girls JV() (Date Changed&toBoys 03-21-17) HHS Basketball Varsity C vs. vs.Liberal (Away) 4:45 p.m. 4:00pm Baseball: Varsity() (Date Changed to 03-21-17) vs. vs.Liberal (Away) Team vs. Goodland at Home, 6:30 p.m. HHS Basketball Boys JV & Girls JV vs. 4:00pm Softball: JV vs. vs.Kismet-South Western Heights (Away) HHS Basketball & GirlsWestern C HeightsGarden City at Home, 6:30 p.m. 4:00pm Softball:Boys VarsityVarsity vs. vs.Kismet-South (Away) Team vs. Goodland at Home, p.m. Basketball 6:00pm Baseball:8:00 JV() (Date Changed HHS to 03-21-17) vs. vs.LiberalBoys (Away) Varsity & Girls C 6:00pm Baseball: Varsity() (Date Changed to 03-21-17) vs. vs.Liberal (Away) Saturday, February 3 Team vs. Garden City at Home, 6:00pm Softball: JV vs. vs.Kismet-South Western Heights (Away) 8:00 p.m. HHS Wrestling Varsity at Holcomb, 6:00pm Softball: Varsity vs. vs.Kismet-South Western Heights (Away) Thursday, 8 10:00 a.m. Baseball: JV() (Date Changed to 03-21-17) 7:00pm:00pm vs. vs.LiberalFebruary (Away) 4:00pm 03-21-17)Basketball vs. vs.Liberal (Away) HMS Basketball Boys Baseball: 7b, 7a,Varsity() 8a & (Date 8b Changed toHMS Boys 7a & 8a vs. 4:00pm Rescheduled from 02-10-18) Softball: JVat vs. vs.Kismet-South Western Heights at (Away) Holcomb Home, 4:00 p.m. 4:00pm Softball: Varsity vs. vs.Kismet-South Western Heights (Away) Goodland Tri, 10:00 a.m. HMS Basketball Boys 7b & 8b vs. 6:00pm Baseball: JV() (Date Changed to 03-21-17) vs. vs.Liberal (Away) HHS Wrestling VarsityBaseball: GWAC League Holcomb at Home, 6:00pm Varsity() (Date Changed to 03-21-17) vs. vs.Liberal (Away) 5:00 p.m. 6:00pm vs. vs.Kismet-South Heights (Away) Tournament at Holcomb,Softball: 10:00JVa.m. HHSWestern Wrestling Varsity & JV at Ulysses, 6:00pm Softball: Varsity vs. vs.Kismet-South Western Heights (Away) HMS Basketball Boys 8a, 8b, 7a, 7b 6:00 p.m. 7:00pm HMS - Social (Home):00pm Baseball: JV() (Date Changed to 03-21-17) vs. vs.Liberal (Away) 10:00 a.m. Friday, 9 4:00pmGoodland Tri at Home, Baseball: Varsity() (Date Changed to 03-21-17) vs. vs.LiberalFebruary (Away) Monday, February 5 JV vs. vs.Kismet-South HHS Basketball Boys JV & Girls JV at 4:00pm Softball: Western Heights (Away) 4:00pm Softball: Varsity vs. vs.Kismet-South Western Heights (Away) Colby, 4:45 p.m. HMS Basketball Boys 7a, 7b, 8a & 8b at 6:00pm Baseball: JV() (Date Changed to 03-21-17) vs. vs.Liberal (Away) HHS Basketball Girls Varsity & Dodge City 4:00 p.m. 6:00pm Baseball: Varsity() (Date Changed to 03-21-17) vs. vs.Liberal (Away) Team(Away) at Colby, 6:30 p.m. 6:00pm Softball: JV vs. vs.Kismet-SouthBoys WesternCHeights 6:00pm

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The Coffee House Philosopher By Randy Kilbourne

In the ‘50's and ‘60's, targeted girls in an approaching car would be most impressed when the established honking ritual was accomplished with flair and grace. The feminine description often given for this supreme result was “the living end”. But it was a real downer when a driver might send out a hopeful honk, only to be met with a resounding silence from the on-coming car. This could become a “10" in automotive snobbery, and some mean-spirited teens took an immense delight in not returning honks, and thereby deflating the ego of inexperienced honkers. Another major teen faux pas was to mis-identify an oncoming car, and send out a greeting honk to older adults (even worse to someone’s parents), only to be met by disapproving scowls in response. By making too many mistakes of this particular type, an enterprising social climber could wind up very quickly in the social dumper. The accomplished cruisers could gain additional status by acquiring their own per-

sonal car, and a number of these were given special names, such as “Sweet Nothing”, “The Big Iron”, “Aqua Angel”, and “Bahama Baby”. Another way to get noticed was by modifying cars in case a drag race challenge was issued, and the race would be carried out later on remote highways. Everyone at our high school knew who had the fastest car. After a really big school event such as a football or basketball game with a hated rival, it was important to take to the streets and participate in the festive honking ritual. After such wins, the cars could be expected to go a little faster, and the honking would become incessant from all over town. Additionally, screeching of tires and shouts from cars occupants could be expected to be added to the communication mix. This increased the excitement of it all, and the sporadic celebratory noises often continued into the wee hours of the morning. In the case of a victory in a game away from home, a virtual herd of returning cars

could be expected to announce the return of the vainglorious victors with a raucous honking symphony. In the case of “far away games,” this could be at a very late hour. For game attendees, it was, of course, very important to be among the first to arrive back to the home turf, and provide detailed blow-by-blow accounts of the game that the radio broadcasts of the time simply could not match. Highly enhanced versions of the “facts of the game” could be only obtained from the eye-witnesses who had actually trekked to the game. Afterwards, the accounts were quickly passed through a series of listeners, who might further enhance the “juicy parts” of the game to the point that the accounts bore little resemblance to the original accounts given in radio game broadcasts filled with static. These enhanced accounts typically included such things as sordid details of outrageous treatment of home team players by hooligans on the other team. The numerous accounts of brass

knuckles and nightsticks confiscated from the other team could hold the uninformed listener absolutely spellbound if related by an accomplished storyteller. Further, accounts of this misbehavior were made even worse by the outrageous number of bad calls by the referees, who were known to be thoroughly prejudiced against the visiting team (otherwise known as “home-cooking”). It was important to get an approved version of the facts, because secondhand accounts quickly developed, which - if passed on to others - could destroy the reputation of any teller of tainted accounts. And it was further well known these unsavory details would be conspicuously absent from the incomplete and inaccurate account given later in the local paper. It could be expected to omit the worst (and therefore the juiciest) facts, by giving only a highly sanitized version which was suitable for family reading. But one could get it all “straight from the horse’s mouth” while dragging Main.

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Participants must be at least 18 years old to compete or submit a parent/guardian signed release and doctor’s permit. During official weigh-ins and weigh-out, pants, skirts, shirts, undergarments and socks will be allowed. However, shoes, coats, pocket change, cell phones, bullet proof vests, etc. must be removed. All participants must have paid and have signed the registration form before weighing in. Weigh-in times are Monday, February 12 during regular HRC hours. All participants must be weighed in by 5:30 p.m. Final weigh out date is Monday, April 16, 2018. ALL individual’s weights will be kept confidential. The Hugoton Recreation Commission, and their staff members are not responsible for any injuries sustained during the course of the Meltdown.

Prizes will be Awarded to the Following: Registration Deadline Friday, February 9 Weigh-In Monday, February 12 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Progress Check Weigh-In Anytime you feel like weighing Weigh-Out Monday, April 16 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

• First Place: Cash prizes TBD • Second Place: Cash prizes TBD Men and Women’s Divisions Prizes will be determined by overall weight loss percentage. Cost to Enter: $20 Weigh in at the Hugoton Recreation Commission.

Lead is a naturally occurring element found in the earth’s crust that can be toxic to both humans and animals. Lead can be found in air, soil and water, and human exposure to lead can often be traced to human activities, such as the one-time use of leaded gasolines and previous use of lead-based paints in homes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency notes lead also may have been used in ceramics, pipes, plumbing materials and even some cosmetics. Perhaps the most troubling aspect of lead is its potential effect on children. The still-developing brains and nervous systems of children are more sensitive to the harmful effects of lead because their bodies absorb more of it than the bodies of adults. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes the use of lead in house paint, on products marketed to children, including toys, and in dishes or cookware was banned in the United States in 1978. However, lead may still be found on toys imported from coun-


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LOOKING BACK History from the Hermes by Ruthie Winget

PLAN OFFICER’S SCHOOL - Final plans were made Monday for the two-day school for peace officers of six Southwest Kansas Counties here Wednesday and Thursday of this week. FBI agents came to direct and instruct those in attendance. Between 20-30 officers were expected to be enrolled. The counties represented are Morton, Stevens, Seward, Stanton, Grant and Haskell. Planning officers are Code Hall - Sheriff, Clyde Campbell - policeman for City of Hugoton, Bernard Nordling - County Attorney and Opal Stoddard - clerk for the office of the sheriff. Taken from the January 9, 1958 edition of the Hugoton Hermes. Thursday, January 26, 1978 The tractor belonging to Gary Porter and Kenny Lester won the 9000 pound modified class at the Houston Astrodome, qualifying them to compete in the Denver Winter National Tractor Pull. Porter and Lester have run up quite an empressive record for their machine since they began competition just one year ago. A regular member of the team who travels to competition with them is W.E. DeMuth. Thursday, February 1, 1973 Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Stoskopf, owner and operators of the Hugoton landmark Argus Hotel for the past 12 years, announced the sale of the establishment to Mr. and Mrs. Elton Beltz. Thursday, February 1, 1968 Pfc. Phil Lynch, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Lynch, is home on leave. He will return to Ft. Dix, N.J. and is to go from there to Germany. Phil, who is a 1967 graduate of Hugoton High School, enlisted in June of ‘67. He attended radio school at Fort Knox, Ky. and received paratrooper training at Fort Benning, Ga. Friday, November 26, 1948 One of the worst preThanksgiving blizzards in the history of this area swept across the plains Thursday

and Friday of last week catching residents unprepared for winter blasts so early. The balmy Indian Summer weather disappeared as the wind driven snow began to pile up in drifts. People out in the storm were up against staying put until the storm blast was spent. Many people spent hours up to days in parked cars or pulled in at some farm house or school house to wait for the storm to pass. Friday, February 4, 1938 R.E. Richardson, superintendent of the municipal light and water department of the City of Hugoton, lost the third finger on his right hand at work Tuesday. Ruben and some of the boys at the plant were over-hauling the two cylinder engines. They were putting one of the pistons back into the engine, when the hoist they were lifting the piston with gave way. It let the piston fall about 18 inches, catching Ruben’s hand and crushing his finger. The piston weighs about 700 pounds. 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 Newspaper.

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(First published in The Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, February 1, 2018) 3t IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Shirlene Ann Hagler, deceased, CASE NO. 18-PR-04 NOTICE TO CREDITORS

THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are notified that on January 23, 2018, Kenneth Burrows was appointed as Administrator of the Estate of Shirlene Ann Hagler, deceased. All creditors of the decedent are no-

tified to exhibit their demands against the Estate within the latter of four months from the date of first publication of notice under K.S.A. 59-2236 and amendments thereto, or if the identity of the creditors is known or reasonably ascertainable, 30 days after actual notice was given as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited they shall be forever barred.

BROLLIER, WOLF & KUHARIC Box 39, Hugoton, KS 67951 (620) 544-8555 Attorneys for Administrator

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interested in the estate will govern themselves accordingly.


All creditors of the decedent are notified to exhibit their demands against the estate within the later of four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice under K.S.A. 592236 and amendments thereto, or if the identity of the creditor is known or reasonably ascertainable, within 30 days after actual notice was given as provided by law, and if their demands is not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred.

Case No. 18PR1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You and each of you will take notice that on the 11th day of January, 2018, Phillip W. Thompson was appointed as the Executor of the Estate of Almeta G. Thompson, deceased, and duly qualified as such Executor; and letters testamentary were issued to him on January 11, 2018, by the District Court of Stevens County, Kansas. All parties

(First published in The Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, January 18, 2018) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DOROTHY V. LYNCH, DECEASED Case No. 2018 PR 2

KENNETH BURROWS, Administrator



Phillip W. Thompson Executor TATE & KITZKE L.L.C. 1024 S. Trindle, P. O. Box 909 Hugoton, KS 67951-0909 (620) 544-2103 Attorneys for the Executor

Hermes deadline


Solution to January 25, 2018 puzzle

NOTICE OF HEARING (Chapter 59) THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified a petition has been filed on January 11, 2018, in this Court by Janet K. Sutton and Roger E. Lynch, as heirs of the will and estate of Dorothy V. Lynch, deceased, and as co-executors named in her will, praying for admission to probate of the Last Will and Testament of Dorothy V. Lynch,

dated April 15, 1999, and for informal administration, which is filed with the petition. You are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 12th day of February, 2018, at 10:00 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 parties interested in the estate will govern themselves accordingly. Janet K. Sutton and Roger E. Lynch, Co-Petitioners KRAMER, NORDLING & NORDLING, LLC 209 East Sixth Street Hugoton, Kansas 67951 Telephone: (620) 544-4333


(First published in The Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, February 1, 2018) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS

HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Indenture Trustee of the Fieldstone Mortgage Investment Trust, Series 2006-1 Plaintiff, vs. Carlos Lopez, Iris Lopez , et al., Defendants. Case No. 16CV12 K.S.A. 60 Mortgage Foreclosure (Title to Real Estate Involved) NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S_SALE Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the Clerk of the District Court in and for the said County of Stevens, State of Kansas, in a certain cause in said Court Numbered 16CV12, wherein the parties above named were respectively plaintiff and defendant, and to me, the undersigned Sheriff of said

County, directed, I will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand at 10:00 AM, on 03/01/2018, at the front door of Stevens County Courthouse, the following described real estate located in the County of Stevens, State of Kansas, to wit:

LOT NINE (9), IN BLOCK SIXTYSEVEN (67), IN THE CITY OF HUGOTON, STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. SHERIFF OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS Respectfully Submitted, By: Shawn Scharenborg, KS # 24542 Sara Knittel, KS # 23624 Dustin Stiles, KS # 25152 Kozeny & McCubbin, L.C. (St. Louis Office) 12400 Olive Blvd., Suite 555 St. Louis, MO 63141 Phone: (314) 991-0255 Fax: (314) 567-8006 Email(s):; Attorney for Plaintiff

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in The Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, January 25, 2018) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT W. VEAZEY, DECEASED CASE NO. 18-PR-3 NOTICE OF HEARING (Chapter 59) THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in this Court by Mark M. Veazey, as Executor named in the Last Will and Testament of Robert W. Veazey, praying that the foreign Will of Robert W. Veazey, deceased, be admitted to probate and record in this Court; that no administration of the estate is necessary; that the Will be construed, and that the following described real estate located in the State of Kansas, owned by the Decedent, to-wit: Southeast Quarter (SE/4) of Section Six (6), Township Thirty-two (32) South, Range Thirty-five (35), West of the 6th P.M., Stevens County, Kansas.

Southwest Quarter (SW/4) of Section Six (6), Township Thirty-two (32) South, Range Thirty-five (35), West of the 6th P.M., Stevens County, Kansas.

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 Truck Driver Wanted Must have CDL and clean MVR. You are home every night, health insurance provided and 401K available. You must fill out application at office 1 mile south of Cimarron at Tim Dewey Trucking Office: 620-855-3188 or Darren 620-357-1710 (tfc26)

DRIVER NEEDED Max’s Water Service is looking for a

Class A CDL with tanker endorsement

This is a full time position with competitive wages. Must be able to read, write and speak English.

Apply in person at 14010 17 Road in Meade, Ks. or Call for an application 620-837-5350



Northeast Quarter (NE/4) of Section Thirty-two (32), Township Thirty-one (31) South, Range Thirty-five (35), West of the 6th P.M., Stevens County, Kansas. and all other property owned by the Decedent and located in Kansas be assigned pursuant to said foreign Will. You are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 16th day of February, 2018, at 10:00 A.M., by this Court in Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, at which time and place said cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgement and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. MARK M. VEAZEY PETITIONER DAVID C. BLACK BLACK & AKERS, P.A. ATTORNEYS AT LAW 101 S. MAIN/BOX 430 JOHNSON, KS 67855 (620) 492-2130 ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER

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Stevens County Hospital is seeking eligible candidates to fill the following positions: Full-time RNs/LPNs and CNAs to work nights on the Med/Surg floor of the Stevens County Hospital. Qualified candidates must have Kansas nursing licensure to be eligible. We offer competitive wages, shift differentials, and mileage reimbursement to nurses living 15 miles or more outside of Stevens County. A generous sign-on bonus is available to full-time new hires. For more information contact Dawn Maas, DON at 620-544-8511. Full-time LPN at the Stevens County Medical Clinic. Candidate will be involved with direct patient care in clinc with one of our providers. Position includes a complete benefits package. Full-time Dietary Homemaker to join our team at Pioneer Manor. The homemaker performs the duties of dining services (including preparing breakfast, salad and dessert preparation, cleaning and sanitizing the household kitchen area, and assuring adequate stock of snacks for residents are available). As cook, the homemaker will prepare food for household meals, serving in a timely manner, maintaining high quality standards and portion control using standardized recipes as directed by the menu. The homemaker assists with serving resident meals, snacks and nourishments and facilitates activities for elders and the household that involve food preparation or other activities specific to the kitchen. PRN RNs and LPNs for all shifts at the Stevens County Hospital and Pioneer Manor. Qualified candidates must have Kansas RN/LPN licensure to be eligible. We offer competitive wages, shift differentials of $2.50/$3.50 for RNs; $1.50/$2.25 for LPNs; and mileage reimbursement to RNs and LPNs living 15 miles or more outside of Stevens County. Full-time CNAs to work at Pioneer Manor, both day and night shifts are available. Qualified candidates must have current Kansas CNA licensure, a love of the elderly and the willingness to work as a valued part of our team. We offer an exceptional benefits package, shift differentials and a set rotation with every other weekend off. Full-time Housekeepers to work at Stevens County Hospital and Pioneer Manor. These positions are 40 hours each week (Noon-8 pm) and include a full benefits package. Interested candidates must be willing to work flexible hours, including some weekends. Full-time RNs or LPNs to work both shifts at Pioneer Manor. Qualified candidates must have Kansas RN/LPN licensure to be eligible. We offer competitive wages, shift differentials of $2.50/$3.50 for RNs; $1.50/$2.25 for LPNs; and mileage reimbursement to RNs and LPNs living 15 miles or more outside of Stevens County.

Applications may be obtained at the Information Desk, located next to the Medical Clinic inside Stevens County Hospital.

Resumes may be emailed to or you may call Human Resources at 620-544-6141 for more information regarding any current openings.

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120 S. Main • 620-356-5808 • Ulysses Se Habla Español - 356-5808

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please call Ulysses Feedyard & ask for Logan Ulysses Feedyard • 1765 E Rd 21, Ulysses, Ks 67880


402 S Harrison- Ranch style, 3 bed/2 b,cen H/A, garage. Being sold "As Is". Call today to see this property!


FOR SALE HOME FOR SALE: 1203 S. Jefferson, 3 bedroom/2 bath. Living Room w/ fireplace, lot & a half, appliances included (washer/dryer, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher). Call 620-544-1714. (tfc15) --------------FOR SALE: Bulls for sale. Red Angus and Black Angus 18-24 months old. 620-272-1775. (26c44) ---------------



310 West 9th St- Ranch Style, 3 bed/2.5 bath, open concept, fpl, kit appl, att garage, det garage, fence, cen H/A, safe room...much more. Call today to see this lovely home!!

516 W. Tenth - Ranch, 3 bed/1 ba., cen H/A, carport, fence. Great starter home!! Call today!!


Walter McClure 544-4202, Ron Brewer 544-8985

Consignments due by March 10 to be included on the sale bill

SOLD (tfc3)



1101 S Adams- Ranch Style, 5 bed/2 b, appliances, fin bsmt, cen H/A, att garage, fence. Cute as can be!! Call Karen today to schedule your showing!!




507 Jayhawk Ave - Price Reduction! This beautiful ranch style home has so much to offer the growing family. 3 bed/3 bath, large kitchen w/appliances, full bsmt with wet bar, oversized dbl garage with that "man cave" feel! Fenced yard, spinkler system, established neighborhood! Great family area!!! Just ask the neighbors!! Call today to see this nice property!!

Great open concept w/ recent remodels. Lg bedrooms w 2 separate living areas

Charming home with great location. Lots of original woodwork. 4 Bedroom/2 Full Bath Large fenced backyard. All major kitchen appliances included.

304 1/2 S Madison - Huge Reduction! $109,000!! Ranch style, 2 bed/2 bath, built in 2013, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, WIC, nice metal shop w/3 overhead doors. Call today to see this nice property!!

1027 S. Jackson

“Call Us For All Your Real Estate Needs”

WANTED WANT TO PURCHASE: Minerals and other oil / gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co. 80201. (150p45-15)


FOR RENT FOR RENT: 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments. Furnished or unfurnished. Bills included, washer & dryer and cable. One apartment has become available and one house is available. Call 620-544-2232. (tfc) --------------FOR RENT: 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home. Private lot. No pets, no smoking. References required. 620-544(tfc39) 2892. --------------MOBILE HOME FOR RENT: 4 bedroom, new carpet, washer/dryer, fridge & stove. Call 620-544-3069. (tfc1)

ROLLA PLAZA APARTMENTS 1- and 2- bedroom apartments available (Rental Assistance Available) Equal Housing Opportunity

620-492-6608 Office tfc16


FOR RENT: Apartment for rent. For more information (4p3) call 620-655-5541. ---------------OFFICE FOR RENT: 450 square foot corner office at 1026 S. Main. Call Clayton 620-544-6911. (4c3) Beautiful 3 bedroom/ 2 bath apartment homes, all appliances, washer/dryer connection, private patio or balcony, kids’ playground, pets welcome.

910 S. Coulter, Hugoton, KS. 620-544-7605 (tfc35)

Thanks for reading!

3 Bedroom House - fenced yard, carport,

$89,000 515 E. Eighth

Call 620-544-6818

HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER 3 bedroom/2 bath on HUGE LOT

Living Room & Family Room + More!


201 McLeod


in Moscow


Karen Yoder - 544-4161 or Cellphone 544-3730

Ryan Hagler, Rachel Felton, & Jackson Amanda & Jorge Mejia The Dennis Burrows Family Kenny & Michael Burrows and Family Lori & David Rome and Family


2 Car Detached Garage, Underground Sprinkler System Sold As Is on a Double Lot

Mark Faulkner - Broker Karen Yoder - Associate Broker Residential, Agricultural & Commercial Specialist

Thank You

Call or text 544-6787 or 453-1724

3 Bedroom/ 1 Bath, 1227 Sq. Ft.

1633 State Road 25- "As Is" Manufactured home with addition and acreage close to town! Call for details!

“Specializing in Agricultural Land, Residential and Commercial Property”

The family of Shirlene Hagler wishes to thank each person who took a moment to pray, send us a note of encouragement, flowers, food, or a memorial in her honor. This difficult time has been a huge reminder of the generosity of our friends, family, and the Hugoton community. We wish to send a special thank you to Pastor Dan Biernacki for the beautiful service, she would’ve said it was “just right,” even if she thought we all put up too much of a fuss. Brandy and the team at Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home made this as easy as it could’ve been and we’re so grateful for that. Thanks to the women from the First Christian Church for the delicious meal. And to Cleo Webb at Creative Specialties, thank you for always treating us like family. Thank you,



705 Washington, Rolla - Beautiful Brick Ranch Style, fin basement, 5 bed/3 b, att grg, fence, appliances! Move in ready! Call today!!

Thank You

washer/dryer included.

For Sale By Owner

1101 S. Monroe Sunday, February 4, 2018 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

There aren't enough words to express our deep gratitude & appreciation to the very special people of Hugoton for their outpouring of love, concern, prayers, food, calls, cards & visits during the recent passing of our beloved wife/mom/Memaw! You have helped make a very difficult time easier for our family and we love you all for it! We will always love the great people & town of Hugoton! Thank you! Grant Thompson David & Tanya Thompson Tim & Terri Starkey & family

Fenced-in yard on lg corner lot. Refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher,

Call or text 620-453-2178



600 S. Trindle



Quotes will be considered until February 12, 2018


(620) 624-1212 1101 S Monroe- Ranch style, brick, great location, 3 bed/3 b, bsmt, fence, cen H/A, att garage. Nice property! Call today to schedule your showing!

1021 S. Trindle - Split Level, 4 bed/2.5 ba., two living areas, built-in appliances, fpl, cen H/A. Call to see this lovely home!!


Hugoton Airport is now accepting bids for the Taxiways Concrete Project. For details, please contact Scott at 620-544-7600

308 Fourth Avenue, Rolla - Charming, Ranch style, 4 bed/2 bath, bsmt, fence, det garage, carport, hardwood floors. Call Karen today to see this nice property!


Turn in your consignments to: or any other Hugoton Kiwanis Club member

609 S. Van Buren St. $95,000 Older 2 Story home in Hugoton with lots of storage and ready for a big family with its 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bath. Located on good sized lot with 2 car garage.

307 N. Kansas, Suite 101 Liberal, KS 67901

1003 S. Adams - Beautiful, 1 1/2 story, 5 bed 3 bath, fpl, 2 decks, oversized garage w/workshop, storage shed and much, much more! $275,000

March 30-31, 2018

1004 S Van Buren - Ranch style, brick 3 bed/2 b, basement, att garage, 40 x 30 det garage, fence, kit, island & appliances, cen H/A. A must see!!! Call today to view this beautiful home!


PREGNANT? NEED HELP? Call Birthright of Garden City, 620-276-3605 or Birthline of Liberal, 1404 N. Western, 620-626-6763. (tfc3) -------------ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will help you if you sincerely want to stop drinking. Call 544-9047. (tfc1) ---------------

Support for family & friends of problem drinkers meet Mondays & Thursdays at 8 pm 1405 Cemetery Road 544-2610 or 544-2854 tfc

Project Hope Open Tues & Thurs 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Please Bring Your Own Food Containers 1042 S. Jackson Suite C tfc37


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

LAWN PRO Will Schnittker


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

600 E. 11th Open 8 am - 5 pm

IN STOCK *Carpet *Tile *Laminate *Vinyl (tfc)


Sizes available: 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20 & 12x24 Security Lights provide anytime access. All units have concrete floors and secure locks.

small shed. References required.

Commercial Building - could be used as Retail or Business Office.

Call 620-544-8202 or 620-428-5033

AL-Anon Family Group

Find us on

515 Northeast Avenue Hugoton, KS 620-428-1115 620-544-5785 para español

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The Hugoton Hermes and Area Businesses Salute

Scouting in Stevens County Troop #189

Cub Scout Troop 189 from the left front row are David Demers, Caiden Oder and Alan Lopez. Middle row are Brendan Gill, Logan Shuck, Lane Stand and Raymond Lamatsch. Back are Amber Harris, Drake Harris, Brandon Gomez and Felicia Moreland.

Boy Scout Troop 189 from the left front row are Seth Mason and Storm Heger. In second row are Erick Nordling, Thomas Brown, Isaac Moreland, Georgina Brown and Robert Rich. In back are Aidan Schooley and Jaden Hill.

Scouting in

Stevens County Hugoton & Moscow

Customer Service: 888-890-5554 Emergency Assistance: 800-694-8989


Contact Jonathan 620-541-1049 Will Cullum 620-453-0079

Office 620-428-6333

Kramer, Nordling & Nordling LLC Erick Nordling • Seth Jones Shelley K. Kurt

Cub Scout Troop #189 Cub Master & Tiger Leader Felicia Moreland Wolf Leader Yesi Rojas Bear Leader Amber Harris Cub Scouts Tigers Caiden Oder, David Demers Wolfs Alan Lopez, Lane Stand, Raymond Lamatsch, Damian Rojas, Max Mancera, Logan Shuck, Grant Goode, Brendan Gill Bears Brandon Gomez, Drake Harris Charter Organization Kiwanis Club

Boy Scout Troop #189 Scoutmaster Ted Bansemer Committee Chairman Erick Nordling Assistant Scoutmasters Alan Thomas Ed Stevenson Brian Schooley Terry Pierson Robert Rich Georgina Brown Boy Scouts Jaden Hill Isaac Moreland Aidan Schooley Seth Mason Storm Heger Thomas Brown

531 S. Jackson • Hugoton, KS

620-544-7800 2332 Road 20 Moscow, Ks. 620-598-2388

Charter Organization United Methodist Church

209 E. 6th Street ~ Hugoton

Highway 51 East 620-544-4351


Jordan Air Inc. Complete Aerial Applications


SPRAYING - SEEDING - FERTILIZING 10% discount on 30 day accounts


Hugoton - 544-4361 • Elkhart - 697-2657


Terry Jordan, Manager

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

First National Bank


Hugoton, Kansas




Lin Goode Company LLC

304 W. 5th 620-428-6594

Plumbing • Electric Heat & Air


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

Hugoton, KS

519 S. Jackson

Commodity Hauling

600 E. 11th • Hugoton 620-544-8686

1012 S. Main St., P.O. Box 308, Hugoton, KS 67951 • 620-544-4388


Phone (620) 544-4920 Hugoton, Kansas 67951

Insurance and Financial Services

601 S. Main 620-544-4331

Debbie L. Nordling, State Farm Agent 617 S. Main Hugoton, KS 67951 620-544-8528 - Phone 620-544-8527 - Fax Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.

February 1, 2018  

Official Newspaper of Stevens County, Kansas

February 1, 2018  

Official Newspaper of Stevens County, Kansas