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Volume 126, Number 7

Thursday, February 14, 2013

16 Pages, 70 Cents Plus Tax Per Copy

Wheeler Farms receives Conservation Award Stevens County Conservation District attended their Sixty-Third Annual Business meeting and Appreciation Ban-

quet February 9, 2013 at the Memorial Hall. The guests all enjoyed the BBQ dinner provided by Citizens State Bank

Wheeler Farms, Inc. is the winner of the 2012 Kansas Bankers Association Soil and Water Conservation Award. Left to right are Lewis

and served by the Hugoton High School FFA members. Lindsay Denton and her Elementary Eagle

Wheeler, Grace Wheeler, Loren Seaman, Vicki Wheeler and Lee Wheeler accepting the award.

Choir entertained with excellent music. The poster contest winners were honored at the banquet. The students brought the posters they had entered in the contests. Dax Allen was the first place winner both in the State Conservation District meeting and the National competition in San Antonio, Tx. Jazmyn Monge and Johan Dyck were both third place State winners for their age groups. After a short business meeting, Loren Seaman gave a presentation honoring the Wheeler families who received the 2012 Kansas Bankers Association Soil and Water Con-

Jan Leonard is awarded the Community Service Award by the Soil Conservation Chairman. Left to right are Sherri Leonard, Jan Leonard and Tron Stegman. servation Award. The Wheeler family has been farming southeast of Hugoton since 1944. Loren then gave another presentation concerning the Community Service Award. The win-

ner was Jan Leonard. Jan grew up in Hugoton and has worked for the City of Hugoton for 25 years. Jan’s family hosts a cookout every year in memory of his first wife, Denise, to Continued to page 3

Huelskamp hosts town hall meeting February 19 at Memorial Hall Kansas First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced he will host a town hall meeting Tuesday, February 19 in Hugoton. Town halls are part of his district-wide tour across the “Big First.” Huelskamp has hosted 12 town halls already this

year - and more than 150 since entering Congress. Stevens County Town Hall meeting will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the 4-H Building at the Stevens County Fairgrounds. “I would be delighted to have constituents stop by an upcoming town hall so I

can listen to their concerns," Huelskamp said. “With roughly 500 Kansans having already attended one of our town halls this year, I hope we will continue to have great turnout. Kansans are genuinely - and rightly - concerned about the direction

of the nation, and I need to hear from as many folks as possible about their solutions for getting America back on the right track.” Constituents with questions about the town hall meeting should contact Huelskamp’s Dodge City office at 620-225-0172.

Stevens County Healthcare utilizes Telemed for wound diagnosis Stevens County Healthcare has begun utilizing Telemed to provide an additional service to the community. Dr. Tamir will be outpatients at seeing Stevens County Hospital through Telemed and patients will be able to consult with Dr. Tamir, MD FAPWCA via Telemed. What is Telemed? Technology has made it possible for a patient to sit a few feet in front of a large monitor screen, with the patient seeing the doctor and the doctor seeing the patient. They are able to speak “face to face” even though the

doctor is in Wichita and the patient is here in Hugoton. A camera can be focused in on a wound so the doctor can see it expanded to the size of his monitor. For example, it is possible to focus the camera on a patient’s thumb and the doctor is able to visualize the details of the patient’s thumbprint on his monitor in Wichita. The image on the monitor is actually more detailed than what can be seen in person, with the naked eye. It is not necessary for patients to be referred by their primary physicians,

unless the patient’s insurance requires it. Dr. Tamir provides services for the following: any type of nonhealing wounds like diabetic ulcers, pressure sores and surgical wounds, removal of moles and skin cancers - especially from the face where delicate removal is needed, vein related chronic leg pain and varicose veins, and general plastic surgery, including cosmetic surgery. Dr. Tamir is a plastic surgeon who specializes in advanced wound healing. He has earned an international reputation for suc-

cessfully treating patients with severe chronic and acute wounds. “Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be a physician in order to help people. I want to increase their quality of life, I want to see them smile, I want them to be satisfied. I will do whatever I can for my patients, that’s the most important thing for me. I really mean that,” said Dr. Tamir. “We don’t treat wounds . . . we close them!” says Dr. Tamir. To set up an appointment, please call Deb at 620-544-6185.

The red quilt called French Braid was constructed by Sallie Creamer. This quilt was one of the entries of the textile exhibits shown at the Stevens County Library.

Mr. Cat is a rug hooking project made by Jama Furr and shown by Kathleen Furr shown at the Stevens County Library.

Tony Martin resigns as City Inspector to accept position as Stevens County Road and Bridge Supervisor The Hugoton City Council accepted the surprising verbal resignation and 30 day notice of Tony Martin as City Inspector at their regular meeting February 11, 2013. Tony has accepted the position of Stevens County Road and Bridge Supervisor. The Hugoton City Council convened for a special meeting Friday, February 8, 2013 to discuss the Kansas Dairy Ingredients sewer project at the council meeting room at 4:00 p.m. with city councilmen and Stevens County commissioners. Attending the meeting were Councilmen Mike Eshbaugh, Bob Mason, Kim Harper, Greg Gill, Gary Baughman, Stevens County commissioners Pat Hall, David Bozone and Jim Bell, EcoDevo Director Neal Gillespie, City Clerk Thomas G. Hicks, Mayor Jack E. Rowden, Outside

Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke, Bryan Hemann, KDI’s Tim Gomez, City Attorney Wayne R. Tate, Jan Leonard, Hugoton Hermes’ Ruthie Winget and Engineer Pete Earles. Pete Earles reported the lagoon for the sewer line for Kansas Dairy Ingredients is now planned to be east of the landfill. The KDI is hoping to begin operations by the first of April so this sewer project must be completed soon. The county commissioners have agreed to trade county land for city land out by the landfill for the new lagoon. The county commissioners agreed to pay one third of the price of the sewer line coming from KDI. This amounts to $91,000 each from Stevens County Commissioners, City of Hugoton and Kansas Dairy Ingredients for the total cost of $273,000 for the sewer.

The city council will pass the formal motion at the next meeting as soon as the city receives the funds from the county and from KDI. The city will accept the bid from King Enterprises for the sewer. The city and KDI will enter into an industrial waste agreement to determine the monthly charges for the transportation, treatment and disposal of such a large volume of sewage. Gomez was informed as a condition of the city accepting the KDI wastewater, KDI will have to sign an immediate consent to annexation. The meeting adjourned until Monday, February 11, 2013. The Hugoton City Council met for their regular February meeting February 11, 2013 at the council meeting room. Present at the meeting were City Clerk Thomas G.

Hicks, Mayor Jack E. Rowden, City Inspector Tony Martin, Police Chief Courtney Leslie, City Attorney Wayne R. Tate, Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke, Electric System Supervisor Gary Rowden and Councilmen Gary Baughman, Mike Eshbaugh, Kim Harper and Greg Gill. Also attending were Brad Musgrove of Musgrove Insurance, Tom Robb of Abengoa, engineer Pete Earles, Alvin Riley, Hazel Allen, Mabel Harmon, Bernice Omo, Earl Omo, Donald Wilson, Jeff Wilson, Roger Lynch, Judy Lynch and Ruthie Winget of The Hugoton Hermes newspaper. Councilman Bob Mason was absent. Municipal Judge Sherri Leonard submitted her January report showing 30 new cases brought before the court and $4,228.30 remitted to the city. The council voted to accept the report.

Tom Robb asked the council to consider granting Abengoa a water line easement by the #8 city water well. Due to concern about keeping a ‘clear’ zone around the water well in case the well ever had to be redrilled; the city attorney recommended this easement not be granted. Bids were presented for the construction of a force main from the Kansas Dairy Ingredients site in the Stevens County Industrial Park to the city’s sewer lagoons. King Enterprises, Inc. submitted the low base bid amount of $273,163.89. The city has received deposits from both Stevens County and Kansas Dairy Ingredients for their one-third shares of the project. The council board passed a motion to accept the bid of King Enterprise, Inc. The mayor is authorized to execute the contract once all the re-

quired easements have been secured. Alvin Riley notified the city council about the golf course board’s plans to improve the driving range. Bids will be taken for the improvements. The Randy Karlin Memorial to the golf course received $1,145 in donations. The golf course board would like any funds donated as a memorial to be allocated toward special projects and not be considered a part of the golf course’s operating funds. A motion was passed that any memorial funds be spent as the golf course board directs. Brad Musgrove reviewed the renewal package for the city’s insurance policies with Employers Mutual Companies. The motion passed to accept the package as proposed. The motion was passed that the city enter into a real estate contract with Continued to page 3


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Obituaries

Superintendent seeks public input Dear Editor A meeting to gain patron insight into short and longterm facility and safety needs is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 21 at the Central Office, 205 E Sixth St. All citizens are invited. In the past six years, community input has had a big influence on my recommendations to our Board of Education. Almost five years ago, a patron-led Facility Visioning Committee was formed to identify and prioritize short and long-term facility needs for USD 210. This committee’s efforts led to a successful bond election vote November 4, 2008. In the winter of 2010, this committee reconvened to give input on the Hugoton Learning Academy (HLA) facility on Main Street In April of 2011, a Budget Reduction Planning Committee was formed and their recommendations to

Mark K. Crawford Superintendent of Schools our BOE resulted in over $300,000 in cuts, most of which are still in place at Hugoton Schools. Patron input is important at Hugoton Schools. Once again, I would like to reconvene an informal committee and meet at the Central Office February 21. Hugoton Schools has many important facility related decisions to make in the near future. My plan is to use our time together on Thursday to explain our four-year Capital Outlay budget and get input on several possible facility upgrades. How this group feels about these possible plans will greatly influence my recommendation to our USD 210 Board of Education.

Here are some short and long term topics we need patron input on: • Possible structural changes to ensure all schools have safe and secure entrances to limit strangers/intruders/school violence. • Long term plans to address Central Office and HLA space needs. Should the Central Office be moved into the larger HLA building and the HLA move to a larger facility to accommodate their growing population of over 75 students? • Capital outlay plans and needed projects vs. current mill levy. Any interested patron can attend this meeting at 6:30 p.m., February 21 at the Central Office, 205 E Sixth St. Sincerely, Mark K. Crawford Superintendent of Schools mcrawford@usd210.org

WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ Don’t forget! Get your flu shot at the Stevens County Health Department. Call 5447177 for more information. Pioneer Manor residents play Bingo at 2:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Community members are invited to volunteer or play a game with the residents! AL-ANON Family Group meets at 1405 Cemetery Road Mondays and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. Call 620544-2610 or 620-544-2854 for more information. CELEBRATE RECOVERY every Monday night 6:308:00 p.m. at Assembly of God Fellowship Hall, 138 S. Main in Hugoton. HUGOTON LIONS CLUB meets every Second and Fourth Thursday of the month at Memorial Hall at 7:00 p.m. HUGOTON MASONIC LODGE #406 AF&AM meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Friday afternoons - Stevens County Library will show a movie for community children from 3:35 to 5:00 p.m. Contact Stacey at the SCL for more information 620-544-2301. Wednesday nights - Inside Out Kids at the Hugoton Assembly of God, 138 S. Main, beginning with dinner at 6:45 p.m. Program will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Rides are available by calling Pastor Ben Coats at 620-4281487 before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Through March 29 - Kansas Department for Children and Families will accept applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program. For more information, visit www.dcf.ks.gov. Through April 30 - Students in grades third through twelfth are encouraged to enter the Kansas Book Festival’s writing contest. The theme is “Kansas Isn’t Flat, It’s. . .” For more information, visit kansasbook festival.com. January 1-February 28 - Pay your dog taxes to the City of Hugoton with no penalty. January 2-March 22 - Stevens County Library’s adult winter reading program “Let It Snow.” Adults and high school students may participate. Visit the SCL or call 620-544-2301 for more information. January 28-February 23 - Main ARTery, 103 S. Main in Ulysses will be showing their “See What I Hear” exhibit with artwork contributed by local artists. January 30-February 28 - Stevens County Library’s annual Textile Exhibit will feature the works of local artists. It will be open during

regular library hours. February 3-April 14 - Stauth Memorial Museum in Montezma is hosting the exhibition Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species, photographs by National Geographic contributing photorapher Joel Sartore. Call 620-544-2527 for more information. February 14 - Happy Valentine’s Day! - Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission and the United Sorghum Checkoff Program will host a Sorghum School at Ulysses in the Lawson Room at the Grant County Civic Center, 1000 W. Patterson. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is included. Please register before February 11 by contacting the Extension Office at 544-4359 or by visiting http://2013 sorghumschools.eventbrite.co m. - Last Day for past Ceramic customers to pick up items at the Hugoton Recreation Center before the items are sold. HRC Ceramics open Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. - Aglow Fellowship will meet at the Senior Center at 7:30 p.m. with guest speaker Gilbert Asembo, involved in church planting in Kenya. There will be coffee and fellowship before the meeting, at 7:00 p.m. February 14-15 - No School for USD 210 due to Parent/Teacher Conferences. February 15 - PinkOut at Hugoton High School’s basketball games, beginning at 4:45 p.m. in the West Gym. Hugoton Sports Boosters have bought all the seats, so admission is free! Support the HHS Eagles and “Give Cancer the Boot” with Relay for Life. - Deadline to submit local teachers for consideration for the Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame. For more information, visit the KTHF Web site at www.teachershallfame dodgecityks.org, call 620225-1861 or email drs dnns@yahoo.com. February 16 - Garden City Community College will offer NRA’s Women on Target basic firearms class from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The class will cover the use of handguns, rifles and shotguns, including fire instruction and practice at the Sand and Sage range weather permitting. Pre-registration is available by contacting team-t@team-t.org or 620-276-9629 and information is available at www.teamt.org. - Lions of Western Kansas will gather at their annual District Convention at Magouirk Conference Center

in Dodge City. February 17 - Baker Arts Center will host a come and go reception for young artists featured at the Western Kansas Scholastic Art Awards Show at 624 N. Pershing in Liberal from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. - The Moscow Baptist Hillbilly Band will be entertaining at Pioneer Manor at 3:00 p.m. - Rolla’s Students With A Testimony “SWAT” will host their annual chicken and noodle dinner at the Rolla United Methodist Church. February 18 - President’s Day - USD 210 Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. in HMS Library. February 19 - Stevens County Commissioners will meet in the Commissioners’ Room at the Stevens County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. - Congressman Tim Huelskamp will host a Town Hall meeting at the 4-H Building at the Stevens County Fairgrounds from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Call 620-225-0172 with questions about the meeting. - St. Catherine Hospice will sponsor a free educational grief workshop “What Is Normal Grief?” from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Catherine Hospice conference room, 602 N. Sixth St. in Garden City. February 21 - USD 210 Board of Education will meet with the public at Central Office, 205 E. Sixth at 6:30 p.m. regarding safety needs of the district. - Camera Club will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Hugoton Recreation Commission at 304 E. Third in Hugoton. For more information, call Lowell Stanley at 620-598-2914 or email lstanley@pld.com. February 22 - Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District Three will host a Water User Meeting in the Lawson Room at the Grant County Civic Center in Ulysses at 9:00 a.m. For more information, visit www.gmd3.org or call 620-275-7147. - KinderPrep story time from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Stevens County Library. February 23 - Deadline to submit YOUR idea for the 2013 Stevens County Fair theme. Send your idea to stvnfair@pld.com. - Reception for the Main ARTery’s “See What I Hear” exhibition from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 103 S. Main in Ulysses. Prizes will be awarded. - Deadline to submit photos for the Landon Center on Aging photography contest. For more information, call 913-588-1266 or email jcozza@kumc.edu.

Harold Smith Friends and family members gathered over the weekend to remember and honor Harold P. Smith. Mr. Smith passed from this life Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at his residence in Hugoton. He was 92.

Born July 22, 1920 at the family homestead in Stead, N.M., Harold was the last of six children born to George Washington Smith and the former Ada Anne Winchester. Mr. Smith served in the Asiatic Pacific theatre during World War II as a Surgical Technician with the Medical Detachment of the 123rd Infantry Regiment, Illinois 33rd division. He served in both New Guinea and the Philippines during combat time. Sgt. (T4) Smith was wounded in action near Galiano, La Union Province, Luzon, March 30, 1945 and awarded the Purple Heart. He was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster for wounds received in action near Galiano, La Union Province, Luzon, April 1, 1945. Prior to coming back stateside, Tech Sgt. Smith was also pinned with the Silver Star, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Campaign Star and the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with two Campaign Stars. He also received the Good Conduct medal, rifle marksman and a medical badge. Upon his discharge, November 20, 1945, he returned home to Clayton, N.M. Harold lived most of his life in Felt, Ok. He was an active member of the Felt United Methodist Church for many years. He graduated from Felt High School in 1940. Harold

received a sports scholarship to attend Panhandle A&M college where he played football for one semester, until he enlisted in the Army, thus ending his college days. June 10, 1950, Harold and Wanda Marie Earle were united in marriage in Tucumcari, N.M. Harold and Wanda made their home in Felt where he worked as a farm labourer and ran the Mercantile Store in Felt. The couple had three of their four children during this time period. Harold and his family left Felt in 1958 moving to Clayton, where Harold worked as a carpenter until 1966. The last of their four children was born in Clayton while the family lived there. In 1966 the family relocated back to Felt where Harold worked for the Felt Public Schools as custodian and bus driver until his retirement when they moved back to Clayton in 1986. They made woodcrafts and traveled all over to different craft shows for several years. In October of 2012, they moved to Hugoton for health reasons. Harold had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. He also liked to tease. He always said, "If I don't tease you, I don't like you." He was known to tell his children, "It's better to tell the truth than to tell a lie, because punishment will double for the lie." Known for his generous, kind, giving and creative nature with his time, himself and his possessions, Harold was often sought out by others for help building or fixing something. He was known for his love and kindness to animals. His motto was, "Treat others as you want them to treat you." Harold enjoyed talking to others and never met a stranger. His favorite pasttime and hobbies included woodworking, reading, crocheting, jigsaw puzzles, gardening, eating and outdoor activities. After he retired he started growing earthworms so his grandkids could go fishing with him.

Harold was best known for his woodcrafts such as rolling pins, cowboy clocks, toys and picture frames. During the past few years, he made gingerbread houses which he gave away to anyone who requested one. Harold loved lemon meringue pie, ice cream and watermelon. He had a great love of music which started at an early age singing with his siblings Sunday afternoons and holidays. He enjoyed singing Stamps Baxter quartet songs and was often requested to sing bass for many church events. Education was very important to him and he told his children he wanted them all to get a good education so they didn't have to work as hard as he did all his life. He got to see all four of his children graduate high school at Felt High School and go on to get further education. He was also fortunate to see all four grandsons attend college as well. Those preceding Mr. Smith in death were his parents; two brothers, Willington and MacNeil Smith; and three sisters, Patti McDaniel, Glenna Arnett and Edith Edmonson. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Wanda Marie Smith of Hugoton; his four children, Janice Smith of Hugoton, Ron Smith of Goodwell, Ok., Bernard Smith and wife Sue of Hugoton and Cheryl Kottke of Lawton, Ok.; four grandsons, Samuel Smith of Goodwell, Anthony Smith and wife Jen of Liberal, Matthew Kottke of Lawton and Benjamin Smith of Goodwell; and his great grandson Jude Smith of Liberal. Funeral services were attended Saturday afternoon, February 9, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Clayton with Rev. Jay Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Clayton Memorial Cemetery by Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton.

HUGOTON POLICE REPORT Business Hours, Call 544-4959 After Hours, Call 544-2020

HUGOTON MUNICIPAL COURT JANUARY 2013 Gonzalez, Marie; Dog at Large-2nd $135.00 Stanley, Jody L.; Speeding 36/20 $126.00 Rodriguez, Mitchell; No Driver’s Li$360.00 cense 40 Hrs. Community Service Wheeler, Gracie; Prohibited Parking $10.00 Gonzalez, Javier; Loud Music $110.00 Torres-Cantu, Juan A.; Failure to Stop $105.00 Miller, Carolyn; Prohibited Parking $10.00 Maytum, Lynette E.; Domestic Battery $290.00 2 Days Jail Suspended Anger Mgt. Carrera-Corral, Jorge; Failure to Stop $105.00 Salcedo, Dario Alejandro; Failure to Stop $105.00 Mirabel, Albert T.; Overtime Trailer Parking $50.00 Quezada, Jose A.; Stopping/Parking on Roadways $10.00 Covarrubias, Xitalix; No Driver’s License $420.00 5 Days Jail, Serve 2, Suspend 3 Gifford, Cammee N.; Parking in Wrong Direction; $10.00 Ellassaeser, Jeremy Dale; Parking in Wrong Direction $10.00 Finney, Shelly; Parking in Wrong Direction $10.00 Hoggatt, Phillip R.; Overtime Trailer Parking $50.00 Landa, Cornelio III; Dog at Large $500.00 5 Days Jail Suspended 1 Yr Probation Plummer, Jason K.; Disorderly Conduct AMD from Crim. $360.00 5 Days Jail Suspended 6 Mos. Probation Greenwood, Mildred; Prohibited Parking $10.00

Monday, February 4, 2013 • Vehicle Unlock; 200 Block of West First; Citizen Assist; Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock; 700 Block of South Van Buren; Citizen Assist; Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock; 200 Block of South Main; Citizen Assist; Officer Crane • Loud Music; 900 Block of South Polk; Gave a Warning; Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock; 1500 Block of South Adams; Citizen Assist; Officer Crane • Hit Gas Meter; 1110 Washington; Notified Black Hills; Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock; 800 South Main; Citizen Assist; Officer Crane • Dog at Large; 1100 South Washington; Dog Impounded; ACO Smith • Public Service; 500 Block of South Jackson; Public Service; Sgt. Johnson Tuesday, February 5, 2013 • Medical Assist; South Harrison; Public Service; Officer Crane • Dog at Large; 1100 Block of South Main; Dog Impounded; Officer Crane • Dog at Large; 500 Block of East Sixth; Returned to Owner; Officer Crane Wednesday, February 6, 2013 • Medical Assist; 1000 Block of Jackson; Public Service; Officer Lamatsch • Civil Standby; 500 Block of South Polk; Public Service; Officer Lamatsch • Complaint at Park; 100 Block of East Fourth; Investigated; Officer Lamatsch • Loud Music; 300 Block of South Madison; Unable to Locate; Officer Lamatsch • Medical Assist; 1200 Block of South Madison; Public Service; Officer

Hagman Thursday, February 7, 2013 • Domestic; 400 Block of South Monroe; No Arrests; Officer Lamatsch • Power Line Down; 100 Block of West First; Notified City; Officer Lamatsch Friday, February 8, 2013 • Vehicle Unlock; 1700 Block of South Main; Citizen Assist; Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock; 300 Block of South Madison; Citizen Assist; Officer Crane • Phone Line Down; 100 North Jackson; Took Report; Officer Crane • Medical Assist; 300 Block of West Seventh; Public Service; Officer Crane/Chief Leslie • Medical Assist; Airport; Public Service; Officer Crane • Dog at Large; 800 Block of South Adams; Dog Impounded; Sgt. Johnson • Fire Department Assist; Behind VFW; Public Service; Sgt. Johnson Saturday, February 9, 2013 • Returned Dog to Owner; 1600 Block of South Washington; Public Service; Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock; 500 Block of South Harrison; Citizen Assist; Officer Crane • Domestic; 300 Block of East Seventh; Victim Removed to Shelter; Sgt. Johnson Sunday, February 10, 2013 • Dog at Large; 500 Block of West Seventh; Officer Crane • Report of Cruelty to Animal; 700 Block of South Adams; Got a Statement; Officer Crane • Civil Standby; 300 Block of South Madison; Public Service; Officer Crane

Stevens County Fire Department and Ambulance Report Stevens County Emergency Services run activity February 4 through February 10. Fire Department Hugoton Station Thursday, February 8 8:46 p.m. called to 307 S

Madison for a shed on fire. Fire Department Moscow Station No activity this period. Ambulance Activity Two medical runs and one Life Flight.


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Greg Grewell wins first place in Oklahoma Corn Yield Contest Hugoton City Council Greg P Grewell of Hugoton recently won first place in the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated division of the 2012 National Corn Growers’ Association’s (NCGA) Corn Yield Contest in Oklahoma. Grewell won with Pioneer® brand hybrid 33D49, which yielded 299 bushels per acre. Grewell earned one of the 274 state titles won by growers planting Pioneer hybrids. The NCGA awarded 421 state titles in this year’s contest. Growers planting Pioneer hybrids dominated the contest and won 65% percent of all state awards presented. The NCGA Corn Yield Contest is an annual competition among corn producers with the goal of producing the highest yields. In the contest, growers compete within a broad range of corn production classes, including nonirrigated, no-till/strip-till non-irrigated, no-till/strip-till irrigated, ridge-till non-irrigated, ridge-till irrigated and irrigated classes. “Each year, we continue to see growers planting Pioneer corn hybrids succeed in the NCGA Corn Yield contest, and we’re thrilled that these growers choose Pioneer products for these winning yields,” says DuPont Pioneer President Paul E. Schickler. “These results continue to demonstrate the impressive yield potential that DuPont Pioneer genetics bring to our customers, and it also demonstrates what growers can achieve by planting the right product on the right acre. “We’re excited about the diversity of hybrids represented in this year’s contest by growers planting Pioneer products,” he says. “It shows that Pioneer is advancing hy-

brids locally to help growers’ succeed across diverse environments.” DuPont Pioneer is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop

sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success™. DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials and services since 1902. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs and

thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

Airport learns of new FAA regulations that require land acquision The Hugoton Municipal Airport Board met for their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the airport meeting room. Attending the meeting were board members Kim Harper, Dax Gaskill and Robert Davis. Also present were manager Gary Porter, secretary Risa Norton, Kirkham Michael’s Curtis Houser and Hugoton Hermes reporter Ruthie Winget. Board members Jeff Crawford and Dell Cullison were absent. Chairman Robert Davis called the meeting to order. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Robert Davis informed the board the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had changed the regulations stating the airport needs to own the property up to the building restriction line. Previously the FAA regulations allowed for easements up to the BRL. The land can still be farmed but the airport must own the property. This land must be purchased in order to proceed with any more government projects. This involves 21.6 acres of land belonging to four or five landowners. The board passed the motion for the chairman to sign the ACIP sheets to send back

to FAA. These are the five year plans the Hugoton Airport hope to put into effect in the future. The ACIP has to be submitted in order to stay in the FAA program. Curtis Houser commented the final walk-through for the parallel taxiway project and the apron expansion is planned for next week. The tiedowns at the airport are installed. Houser informed the board no information has been received about the KDOT grant. Stevens County would have to pay 25% of this grant which will come to $283,000. KDOT will pay the other 75 percent. The board approved the financial report and paid the bills.

Gary Porter reported he had talked to the City of Hugoton’s Gary Rowden concerning the new light pole for the flood light for the airport. He had also received prices for signs depicting the tiedowns. It comes to $1,832 total including freight and installation. The board passed the motion to purchase these signs. The board asked Manager Porter to investigate prices for a new meeting table and chairs for the airport. They also discussed putting in a new roof, windows and stucco exterior for the airport office. The board went into executive session. They then adjourned. The next meeting will be March 6, 2013.

FFA members serve at the Soil Conservation Banquet. Left to right are Roger “RJ” Beesley, Michael McComack, Austin Nordyke, Karessa Nordyke and Micah Baehler.

Continued from page 1 Stevens County for $5,000 to purchase two acres for an electric substation site to serve Kansas Dairy Ingredients and to authorize the mayor to execute the agreement. Paul Nordyke reported on the success of having a contractor fill the wide cracks on Madison Street from the 1400 to 1700 blocks. The city’s street sealing program has not been effective on the wider cracks. Nordyke suggested the city purchase a crackfilling machine so the city can perform the work itself. The motion carried that the city purchase a new crackfilling machine from Paving Maintenance Systems, Inc. for approximately $20,000. Mayor Rowden brought up the topic of the city replacing its aging equipment so the city can continue to do the street sealing and not contract it out. Nordyke was instructed to get prices on an oil tank heater, oil distributor, spreader box and

loader. Rowden also directed Nordyke to get bids on replacing the valley intersection on both sides of the intersection of Eighth and Madison Streets and the alley approaches on both sides of Eighth Street between Main and Jackson Streets. Gary Rowden asked for permission to take bids on a new mower for the park department. Rowden was told to get the bids. Brad Musgrove asked the city council to consider placing a No Truck Parking sign on the east side of Main Street from the south corner of the property at 1014 S. Main street to the corner of Tenth and Madison Streets. Traffic trying to pull out from the Presto Convenience Store cannot see oncoming traffic when trucks are blocking the view. The consensus was to install the sign. The meeting adjourned.

Attend the Annual Pink Out Friday The annual Pink Out for Relay For Life will be Friday during the home basketball game between the Hugoton Eagles and the Goodland Cowboys. The Sports Boosters are buying out the game, so everyone can go free, and the goal is for everyone in the gym to be wearing pink! Instead of paying to get into the game, donate your money to Relay For Life, it would be greatly appreciated! Relay for Life will also be honoring and remembering cancer survivors during halftime of the boys’ game. Wear your Survivor Shirt or a pink shirt, which is representing all types of cancer at the

game. There will also be a “Shoot Out Cancer” free throw contest. Tickets will be sold at the game. Two names will be drawn to have a chance to win! The winner will win $100, donated from the First National Bank. Get your tickets at the door or Relay For Life Bake Sale at the game Relay for Life truly appreciates the National Honor Society for once again supporting the Pink Out, the Booster Club for buying out the game for all to enjoy and the First National Bank for their donation for the free throw contest.

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Dean Banker for The Soil Conservation Poster Contest winners were honored at the Conservation Banquet. The first place winner at the State and also the

Lindsay Denton’s Hugoton Elementary Eagle Choir provides the wonderful entertainment

National competition was Dax Allen. Johan Dyck and Jazmyn Monge both were third place winners at State in their divisions.

City Council Tim Gomez, Chief Operating Officer for Kansas Dairy Ingredients, gives the presentation for the Conservation District Appreciation Banquet. KDI is constructing a dairy plant in Hugoton which will procure milk and convert that milk into dairy ingredients to be further processed into finished products.

42 years experience serving the community Pol. adv. paid for by Lisa Bennett, treasurer.

Dustin EJohnson John Dustin FinancialAdvisor Advisor Financial .

608 S Main Street Hugoton, KS 67951 620-544-8818

Stephanie A Weeast, CFP®, AAMS® Financial Advisor

for the Conservation Banquet this past Saturday evening.

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The Conservation Board and staff take time out from their busy activities for a picture. Left to right are Loren Seaman, Keri Morris, Nola

Conservation Banquet raise funds for medical scholarships. Jan was instrumental in getting Safe Routes to School and Hike and Bike Trails in Hugoton. Jan, along with partner Tron Stegman, constructed the Eagle RV Park. He belongs to the Economic Development Board and was on the StreetScape committee. Tim Gomez, Kansas Dairy Ingredients Chief Operating

Walker, Seth Gillespie, Tron Stegman, Kevin Vaughn and Sherri Martin. Continued from page 1

Officer, was the guest speaker. His department is in the process of constructing a dairy plant east of Hugoton. The operation will procure milk and convert that milk into Dairy Ingredients that will be further processed into finished products. When the facility first opens, KDI plans to begin processing approximately one million pounds of milk per day to produce frac-

tionated dairy ingredients. As production builds, the company anticipates eventually processing up to 2.5 million pounds of milk per day by the end of 2013. The company plans to build additional capacity to produce cheese and other dry milk ingredients. KDI expects to bring 60 jobs to the area in its first two years.

Loren Seaman presents a PowerPoint presentation of the 2012 Kansas Bankers Association Soil and Water Conservation award which was awarded to Wheeler Farms, Inc.

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Groundwater levels decline in western and central Kansas Average groundwater levels across western and central Kansas showed significant declines for the second consecutive year, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas. In early January 2013, the KGS and the Kansas Department of Agriculture's Division of Water Resources (DWR) measured water levels in approximately 1,400 water wells in 47 western and central Kansas counties to document changes in groundwater levels during 2012. The KGS and DWR monitor the wells annually. Most are used for irrigation, although some are stock or abandoned wells. No domestic wells are monitored. Over 2012, water levels in the

network declined, on average, a little more than two feet, following a 2.25-foot drop the year before. As drought conditions continued, regional declines ranged from 1.4 feet in the northwest to 3.56 feet in the southwest. “Nearly the entire state experienced lower-than-average precipitation during the 2012 May-to-July growing season,” said Brownie Wilson, KGS water-data manager, “and areas with the greatest increases in water demands due to drought also saw the most extreme groundwater level declines.” Prolonged pumping to compensate for the lack of precipitation, not the lack of precipitation itself, has the biggest impact on groundwater levels, he said. The physical attributes of the state’s aquifers also influence their

long-term sustainability. Ninety percent of the wells measured by the KGS and DWR draw from the High Plains aquifer system — a network of underground water-bearing formations, consisting of porous rock and unconsolidated materials, that includes the extensive Ogallala aquifer. “The High Plains aquifer varies significantly from place to place in depth, thickness, and water-producing capacity,” Wilson said. Wells measured by the KGS and DWR that do not produce water from the High Plains aquifer are drilled into deeper aquifer systems, such as the Dakota, or shallower aquifers along creeks and rivers. Most of the 1,400 wells in the network are within the bound-

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

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

BETHEL FRIENDS CHURCH Eric Mason, Pastor Zac Johnson, Youth Pastor 11th & Jefferson - 544-8517 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Morning Service - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening Ministries - 6:30 p.m. (Children, Youth, & Adult)

CHURCH OF CHRIST

February 17 Moscow Baptist February 24 Rusty Callahan March 3 Hugoton Baptist

FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH

ST. HELEN CATHOLIC CHURCH

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

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

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

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

FIRST CHURCH OF GOD 801 W. City Limits 544-2652 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship - 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service - 7:00 p.m. Call 544-2652 fIor Church Bus

1045 S. Van Buren 544-2825 Matthew Russell, Minister 1041 S. Van Buren Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Evening Service - 6:00 p.m.

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424 S. Jackson 544-4828 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Sunday Church - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Pre-Service Prayer - half hour before service

520 E. First 544-2125 Sacrament - 9:00 a.m. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Priesthood - 11:00 a.m.

CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 500 S. Van Buren 544-2493 Pastor Dave Piper Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship - 10:45 a.m. Evening Services - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study - 7:00 p.m.

COWBOY CHURCH - HUGOTON Second & Fourth Tuesday of every month Stevens County Commercial Building at Fairgrounds 7:00 p.m.

FAITH CHAPEL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST Tenth and Jefferson Lawrence Johnson, Pastor Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Bible Band (Tuesday) - 6:00 p.m. Home and Forn. Miss. (Friday) - 6:00 p.m. Youth - 6:00 p.m. Bible Study - 7:00 p.m.

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

LIGHTHOUSE FELLOWSHIP

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

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

PRIMERO BAUTISTA IGLESIA HISPANO Congregación 618 Main sur - Hugoton 620-370-1003 Pastor Marcelino Auila Servicio de la Iglesia 11:00 a.m. - Domingo 7:00 p.m. - Miércoles

aries of the state’s five Groundwater Management Districts (GMDs), which are organized and governed by area landowners and large-scale water users to address water-resource issues. The average water level for the entire network has dropped about 14 feet since 1996, with declines in the northwest, westcentral, and southwest Kansas GMDs about 10 to 30 times greater than in the south-central Kansas GMDs. In GMD 3 in southwestern Kansas, the 2012 decline of 3.56 feet followed a 4.26-foot drop in 2011. Hardest hit by drought over the past several years, GMD 3 has also suffered the greatest average regional decline since 1996, at 32.5 feet. The wells monitored in the GMD 3 produce water from the Ogallala aquifer except in a few selected areas where they draw from the Dakota aquifer. The district includes all or part of Grant, Haskell, Gray, Finney, Stanton, Ford, Morton, Stevens, Seward, Hamilton, Kearny and Meade counties. Western Kansas GMD 1 includes portions of Wallace, Greeley, Wichita, Scott and Lane counties, where the majority of wells are drilled into the Ogallala aquifer. The district had its highest declines in 2012 (1.54 feet) and 2011 (2.05-foot) following an average decline of only 0.5 feet per year over the previous 15 years. Average water levels for the district are down 10.74 feet since 1996. Northwest Kansas GMD 4, with an average drop of 1.39 feet in 2012, also experienced notably higher declines than in recent years, in part because the area had largely not been subjected to extensive drought conditions until the summer of 2012. Average levels there decreased about 0.5 feet in both 2011 and 2010 after a slight increase in 2009, and are down 10.12 feet since 1996. Groundwater in GMD 4 — covering Sherman, Thomas, Sheridan, and parts of Cheyenne, Rawlins, Decatur, Graham, Wallace, Logan and Gove counties — is pumped mainly from the Ogallala aquifer. Besides the Ogallala aquifer, which underlies parts of eight states, the High Plains system includes the smaller Great Bend Prairie aquifer in south-central Kansas and the Equus Beds

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

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

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

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

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

ROLLA PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH Corner of Third and Adams, Rolla Marcus Light, Pastor Church - 593-4626, Parsonage - 593-4796 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Worship - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday night meal - 6:00 p.m.

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

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aquifer north and west of Wichita. Big Bend GMD 5 is centered on the Great Bend Prairie aquifer underlying Stafford and Pratt counties and parts of Barton, Pawnee, Edwards, Kiowa, Reno and Rice counties and had a decline of 1.83 feet in 2012 following a 2.95 feet decline in 2011. The average level there, boosted by a 3.34-foot gain in 2007 following flooding conditions, has dropped about 1 foot since 1996. Water levels in the Equus Bed GMD 2, which includes parts of Sedgwick, McPherson, Harvey and Reno counties, fell 1.63 feet in 2012 following a decline of 3.06 feet in 2011. Prior to 2011, the district had not suffered an annual reduction of more than one foot and had shown gains in 7 of the 15 years between 1996 and 2011. Average levels for the district are down 1.59 feet since 1996. Much of the water supply for Wichita, Hutchinson and the surrounding area comes from the Equus Bed aquifer. The same wells are measured each year to determine the longterm behavior of the aquifer, and measurements are taken primarily in January because water levels are least likely to fluctuate when irrigation wells aren’t in use. Infrequently, however, laterthan-normal pumping due to

dry conditions may unduly affect measurement results. “A few wells in western Kansas registered dramatic increases in water levels in 2012 even though weather conditions or measurements from neighboring wells did not warrant those increase,” Wilson said. “It appears late localized irrigation pumping in November and December of 2011 likely caused the January 2012 measurements to be lower than normal, and by January 2013 they had rebounded, although still below January 2011 values.” The High Plains aquifer is the primary source of municipal, industrial and irrigation water for much of western and central Kansas. Approximately 80 percent of the 33,000 non-domestic water wells in Kansas are in the High Plains aquifer region of the state. Results of the measurements are provisional and subject to revision based on additional analysis. The data will be available in mid-February online. The University of Kansas is a major comprehensive research and teaching university. University Relations is the central public relations office for KU's Lawrence campus. Submitted by the University of Kansas.

Look who’s new Kenzee welcomed by Louthans Kenzee Bailey Louthan was born October 17 at St. Rose Dominican Sienna Hospital in Henderson, Nv. She is the daughter of Kip and Shelley Louthan of Henderson. Paternal grandparents are Lana Louthan of Henderson and the late Dan Louthan. Paternal great grandmother is Ruth Trahern of Augusta. Kenzee is welcomed into the world by her aunt and uncle Dion and Sherri Louthan and cousins, Kadin and Darian of Salina. Maternal grandparents are Terry and Sherrie Mickler of

Kenzee Bailey Louthan Jacksonville, Tx., and great grandmother is Mary Whitener of Wheeler, Tx.

Adees announce new grandson Samuel and Rebekah Lofgren of Mullinville, are proud to announce the birth of their son Grant Edward, born February 6, 2013, at the Pratt Regional Medical Center. He weighed seven pounds, 10.7 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Les and Sally Adee of Hugoton. Paternal grandparents are Ed and Marlene Lofgren of Haviland and paternal great grandmother is Deloris Coil of Lake Lillian, Mn.

Historical Society uploads 300,000 images The Kansas Historical Society announced 300,000 images of its collections are now uploaded to Kansas Memory, the Historical Society’s online archive of photographs, letters, government records and objects. Image number 300,000 is a letter dated February 19, 1915, from Arthur Abram Hughart, superintendent of the Coffeyville school district, to Pittsburg newspaper editor Frederick W. Brinkerhoff. The image may be viewed at kansasmemory.org/item/22 8487/page/52. In the letter, Hughart thanks Brinkerhoff for his support and hospitality when he visited Pittsburg. He mentions William A. Brandenburg, the longest serving president of Pittsburg State University, saying Brandenburg “is a gem and I hope that everything will clear up for a greater Normal School and a bigger Pittsburg.” This letter is part of the Frederick W. Brinkerhoff papers, which are now available on Kansas Memory. The collection of correspondence, the bulk of which dates from the 1940s and 1950s, in-

cludes letters to and from many notable Kansas including Harry W. Colmery and Governors Arthur Capper, Clyde M. Reed and Andrew F. Schoeppel. Kansas Memory, or kansasmemory.org is the largest online collection of primary sources documenting Kansas history. Visitors can explore photographs, letters, diaries, government records, maps, artifacts and other historic items. Teachers can find quick access to sources that help meet Kansas and U.S. history standards. Students can find materials for history and other social studies projects. Other features include RSS feeds of searches and “My Memory,” a book bag that allows users to personalize an area where they can collect and save images on the site. The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency that operates the Kansas Museum of History, State Archives, Kansas State Capitol Tour Center and 16 state historic sites around Kansas. Submitted by the Kansas Historical Society.


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STEVENS COUNTY Activity Center - 544-2283 Nutrition Center - 544-8041 ~ Barbara Beeks ~ Good Monday morning! This morning is a clear one. They say snow this evening and tomorrow. Hope so, but we know better than to “hold our breath”. What a nice weekend we had. There were several ladies sewing Saturday. We took time out to go over to the library to see the quilts and other crafts on display. A good show. Thank you. Then Saturday evening we had a great dance and bingo playing, sponsored by the First National Bank and Prestige Club. There were 84 people here. The music was really good, thanks to Bob Walters. The bank people also furnished food and door prizes and bingo prizes. All in all we had a wonderful evening. We truly appreciate First National Bank and Prestige Club for what they do for the Senior Center. This week will be board meeting and then Valentine’s Day and Birthday Day Wednesday. This weekend we are having the dining room floor redone – stripped and waxed. Then next weekend the activity room will be done. Hopefully

getting them back in good shape. Take care. Menu Feb. 14 ...................Baked Ham Feb. 15................Ham & Beans Feb. 18.........Hamburger Gravy Feb. 19 .......................Pot Roast Feb. 20 ..Smothered Pork Chop Feb. 21...................Beef Burrito Activities Schedule Thursday, February 14 Valentine’s Day Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bridge......................................... Aglow..........................7:00 p.m. Friday, February 15 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bingo........................12:30 p.m. Saturday, February 16 Cards .........................6:00 p.m. Monday, February 18 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Line Dance.................7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 19 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 20 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Paint...........................1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 21 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bridge.........................................

Huelskamp accepting applications for 2013 summer internships Congressman Tim Huelskamp is now accepting applications from college-aged young adults seeking internships in his Washington, D.C. office as well as in his Kansas offices located in Dodge City, Hutchinson, Salina and Manhattan. The deadline for applications for Summer 2013 is March 15, 2013. “So much of what happens in Washington today has consequences for the next generation, and so it is valuable for young people to have exposure to Congress and the lawmaking process,” Huelskamp said. “I encourage those with interest in the legislative process to consider serving the people of the First District

of Kansas in either one of our Kansas offices or in D.C.” Interns may be asked to complete a variety of tasks, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters, and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist with constituent casework or attend Congressman Huelskamp's public events throughout the First District. Hours in the Kansas offices generally run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is an unpaid internship. Additional information about the internship program can be found at http://huel skamp.house.gov/intern ships.

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

Salty Six Have you heard of the Salty Six? No, they aren’t a new boy band, or a new dessert found on Pinterest. The Salty Six is the American Heart Association’s six common foods they want you to know are usually loaded with excess sodium, which can increase your risk for heart disease and stroke. Eating too many salty foods can create all sorts of health problems, including high blood pressure. Sodium overload is a major health problem in the United States. The average American consumes about 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day - more than twice the 1,500 milligrams recommended by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. That’s in large part because of our food supply, more than 75 percent of our sodium consumption comes from processed and restaurant foods. That is where the Salty Six come in. They include: breads and rolls, cold cuts and cured meats, pizza, poultry, soup and sandwiches. If that sounds like a good portion of your daily diet, you need to understand why these foods are higher in sodium, and what you can do to reduce the amount you consume. Let’s start with the bread and rolls. Even though each serving may not be extremely high, this tends to be a category we eat often, and it can really add up quickly. One slice of white bread averages 204 mg of sodium, and one six-inch flour tortilla has 191 mg. It is adding up all the daily breads, rolls, crackers, pancakes

and even cereals that make this a category to watch out for. Check and compare package labels for lower sodium variations. Cured meats are definitely high in sodium. One ounce of Kielbasa averages 336 mg. A typical three-ounce serving would have more than 1000 mg, two-thirds of the recommended daily amount. Be cautious of how much lunch meat you consume. Read labels very carefully. Switching to turkey instead of ham might actually increase your sodium count, depending on the brand you select. This is why Sandwiches also made the Salty Six list. They combine cured meat, bread and condiments, which are also high in sodium. At your favorite deli shop ask for their nutritional information, or look it up online. You can have two six-inch sandwiches with a wide sodium difference of 360 mg for a wheat sub, verses 670 for herbs and cheese. That is just the bread alone, not including any meats, cheeses or condiments. Poultry is one of those foods we usually put in our good category, but it is becoming common practice to inject poultry with a number of high sodium preservatives. Look for “enhanced” on the label, or “contains chicken broth”. Processors are required to disclose the injections, but the lettering on the packaging can be small and inconspicuous. To know if you’re picking up an enhanced product read the fine print. You can also check the ingredient list, and, of course, look for the sodium content on the Nutrition Facts label. If the

chicken is truly natural, the sodium content won't stray higher than 70 mg per serving. The sodium in one cup of canned soup can range from 100 mg to over a 1000 mg. Again be cautious of only looking at part of the label. It may be lowfat, which is good, but it makes up for the lack of fat with an increase in sodium. Also remember that soup is often used in casseroles or other baked dishes. When preparing these items use lower sodium choices. Instead of using canned beef or chicken broth use the instant bullions but cut the amount down that it calls for. The final culprit is one of my favorites and the most popular food in the United States. In fact the average American eats 47

slices of this each year. Pizza is another of the common foods high in sodium. The easiest way to reduce the sodium here is to increase the vegetable toppings and decrease the meats. A meat lover’s pizza will have double the amount of sodium than a vegetable lover’s. Switching from thick crust to thin doesn’t make a significant difference in sodium, but it does make a difference in calories from fat. Remember, those bread sticks and wings add up, too. Two hot wings are going to run you about 500 mg of sodium, one-third of the 1500 mg recommended daily total. Start to think about your sodium intake and how it can be reduced. Watch out for the Salty Six and be sure to read labels.

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THANK YOU Stevens County Conservation District’s 63rd Annual Meeting Thank yous go out to the following for making our evening a success.

Loren Zabel

Citizens State Bank of Hugoton

Jack Rowden

for sponsoring our dinner this evening - for the 63rd year. and Our Guests.

MUSEUM UPDATE from The Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum Gladys Renfro and Beulah Carter HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Don’t forget Thursday is Valentine’s Day – don’t forget to tell those you love that you love them – they may not know if you don’t tell them! Gladys and I were looking up love songs and here are a few we found: And I Love You So Love Divine Jesus Loves Me O How I Love Jesus Love Lifted Me Indian Love Song

Raymond has just completed 200 books in his mission to read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Keep it up, Raymond! This free program is offered by the Stevens County Library.

Vivian is commemorating 100 AND 200 books in her quest for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! Keep up the good work, Vivian!

School Board to meet February 18

1. Meeting opening a. Call to Order b. Roll Call of the Members – Flag Salute c. Announcements by the president d. “Good news” by BOE members 2. Approve or Amend the Agenda (Action Item): 3. Consent Agenda – a. Approval of previous minutes

b. Financial reports Superintendent’s credit card usage Clerk and treasurer report c. Routine personnel Resignations: New Hires: Change of Status/Transfers: 4. Patron Time – non action items/public forum 5. Special Presentations a. Science curriculum and course pathways 7-12 grades for the 2012-2013 school year; Elise Heger, Curriculum Director. b. College and Career Readiness Committee – Emily Snyder, HMS Teacher/HLA coordinator. 6. Superintendent’s report 7. Building and department reports a. Mrs. Boxum (Primary School Principal) c. Mr. Barton (Intermediate School Principal) d. Mr. Custer (MS Principal) e. Mr. Errebo (HS Principal) 8. Executive session a. Negotiations

b. Non-elected personnel c. Matters affecting a student 9. Discussion Items a. High Plains Education Cooperative report – Doug Martin b. Financial updates 1. News from Topeka 2. Capital Outlay four year projections 10. Action Items a. Motions to pre-approve the Hugoton Learning Academy grant submission to Parsons Fund. b. Motion to approve the 7-12 science course progression and science curriculum changes. c. Motion for pre-approval of the 21st Century supplemental grant for the ES Extended Learning Day. d. Motion to approve the district to pay for student field trips directly related to college and career readiness and with specific budget limits set up by the central office. Motion to Adjourn or Recess

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We will list more next week – in the meantime you might call us and tell us what your favorite love song is. Our number is 620.544.8751. You also might tell us how you met your true love. Do you want to lose weight? Come visit us at the Museum and we will show you how. Our hours are 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday. You will always receive a warm welcome. Remember to remember to tell those you love that you do love them!!!

The Hugoton USD 210 Board of Education will meet in a regular monthly session at 6:30 p.m. Monday, February 18, 2013 in the HMS Library, 115 W. Eleventh St. Hugoton, Kansas. The USD 210 Board of Education may vote to amend the agenda, discuss any item on the agenda, vote to approve, vote to disapprove, vote to table, or decide not to vote on any item as listed below. The following items of business will be considered.

Lillian is celebrating both 100 AND 200 books in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge! Great job, Lillian!

announces

The utilization of Telemed Patients will be able to consult with

Dr. Tamir, MD FAPWCA via Telemed Dr. Tamir is a plastic surgeon who specializes in advanced wound healing. Dr. Tamir is seeing outpatients at Stevens County Hospital through Telemed as of February 13. It is not necessary for patients to be referred by their primary physicians, unless the patient’s insurance requires it.

Dr. Tamir provides services for: • Any type of non healing wounds (like diabetic ulcers, pressure sores and surgical wounds) • Removal of moles and skin cancers (especially from the face where delicate removal is needed) • Vein related chronic leg pain and varicose veins • General plastic surgery including cosmetic surgery.

To set up an appointment, please call Deb at 620-544-6185. Stevens County Hospital 544-8511

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Stevens County Medical Clinic 544-8563

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Varsity Eagles fight valiantly against Guymon Tigers Hugoton traveled to Guymon last Friday night where they gave the Tigers a run for the win. Down by one at the end of the first quarter, Hugoton lost a little more ground as the first half ended. Coming out cold in the third quarter the Eagles trailed by nine going into the last quarter. Guymon extended their lead in the final quarter by 17 before Hugoton started the turnaround. As the game wound down, the Eagles pulled up to end the game short, 45 to 54. Ross Davis jumped against Ashton Sledge to start the game. Guymon tipped the ball their way and scored quickly. The Eagles were down by four when Ross Davis scored the first two points for Hugoton. With 5:10 on the clock the Eagles were down by seven when Jeison Rodriguez hit a threepoint shot starting the turnaround for the Hugoton boys. Rodriguez tied the game up with one minute left in the quarter. The Tigers scored a free point shot with seconds left to play to end the quarter 11 to 12. The Tigers brought the ball in to start the second quarter. After a minute and half of play the Eagles moved into the lead when Logan Frederick scored a three-point shot. Ross Davis and Rene Rubio also added points before the buzzer sounded. The first half ended with the Eagles down, 19 to 25. Once again the Guymon boys brought the ball in to start the game. Only seconds had ticked by when a traveling call against the Tigers gave the ball to the Eagles. However Hugoton wasn't able to add any points immedi-

ately but gained another two points when Ross Davis scored the team’s first two points of the second half. Both teams added a few points keeping the game within seven points of each other. The Eagles gained ground when a three point shot by Rodriguez put the Hugoton team within four points. The third quarter ended with the Eagles down 24 to 33. The final quarter was a long one due to many fouls called on both sides. As the quarter progressed the Tigers were able to pull ahead. Halfway through the final quarter Guymon hit a three point shot, putting them 15 points ahead. Hugoton picked up the pace and was soon on their way to catching their rivals. The battle went back and forth until the last minute of the game. A.J Scott hit a three-point shot with 40 seconds remaining. Guymon went to the line several times after that, adding five free throws before Rubio hit another three-point shot with eight seconds remaining. Guymon went to the line one last time with a couple of seconds left to play. The free throws were bad and the game ended with the Eagles down by nine. Although the Eagles had some tough luck these past games the team still has a positive outlook. "We have started out bad but we will do our best to get back on track", said Henry Vila, a junior and starter on the Eagles team. Hugoton played Ulysses Tuesday at Ulysses and Goodland this Friday at home.

Keely Hittle drives the ball around the Guymon player. The Lady Eagles defeated the Lady Tigers in a tough battle Friday night in Guymon.

Sports Schedule Thursday, February 14 Middle School Basketball: Seventh Grade vs Liberal West at Home - Eighth Grade at Liberal West; 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 15 High School Basketball vs Goodland at Home; 4:45 p.m. Wrestling Regionals; TBA Saturday, February 16 Wrestling Regionals; TBA Monday, February 18 Middle School Basketball: Seventh Grade at

Dodge City Comanche Eighth Grade vs Dodge City Comanche at Home; 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 19 High School Basketball vs Holcomb at Home; 4:45 p.m. Thursday, February 21 Middle School Basketball: Seventh Grade vs Dodge City at Home Eighth Grade at Dodge City; 4:00 p.m.

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Jeison Rodriguez and A.J. Scott struggle against three Guymon defenders for a rebound Friday. The boys will play against Goodland in the Pink Out at home this Friday, February 15.

JV boys stomp Guymon team The JV Eagles traveled to Guymon last Friday night where they dominated the J V Tigers in three out of four quarters. Off to a slow start in the first quarter the Hugoton boys came back strong to defeat the Guymon team, 60 to 40. Guymon jumped onto the board first in the first quarter after hitting a free throw coming from a foul by Kellen Watkins. The Tigers continued to add points for the first four minutes keeping the Eagles away from their goal. Dakota Moodie scored a free throw giving the Eagles the first point of the game. The first quarter was the Tigers quarter scoring 16 points while holding the Hugoton boys to six. It might have been nerves or just getting accustomed to the Tigers court but what ever it was, was gone in the second quarter. Hugoton came back hard in this quarter adding 18 points while holding the Tigers to six. Alex Gonzales started the Eagles out scoring two points early in the quarter. Parker Titus was next for the Eagles hitting a three-point shot, one

minute and 30 seconds into the quarter. The Eagles continued to hit shot after shot until they ended the first half in the lead, 24 to 22. Third quarter was once again dominated by the Eagles adding 22 while holding the Guymon team to seven. The Tigers scored the first two points to tie up the game at 24 all. Titus answered with a free point throw placing the Eagles back on top. Ulises Armendariz and Titus each scored three point shots along with points from the rest of the Eagles. When the third quarter ended Hugoton was in the lead, 46 to 29. The Eagles had a comfortable lead starting the final quarter. Guymon scored twice before Hugoton could get a point on their side of the scoreboard. Coming back strong the Eagles added two quick field goals followed by a three point shot by Wade Heger. As the time wound down Watkins scored the last two points for the Hugoton team. Guymon scored a final two points to end the game with a win for the Eagles.

Suffocating half-court defense leads to another victory

Kellen Watkins blocks out a Guymon player at the away game Friday evening. The varsity boys played hard, but couldn’t close the gap. The Eagles ended up losing 45-54.

Seventh grade boys encounter almost no competition last Thursday In a game that was decided in the opening minutes of last Thursday’s game at Liberal South, the Hugoton Middle School seventh grade boys’ A-team raced away to a huge first-half lead en route to an easy 37-4 victory. The Eagles ball-hawking defense and fast-breaking offense terrorized the Apaches into a 33-2 halftime deficit. Liberal’s adjustment to begin the second half was to play only four players on offense and leave one player on the Eagles’ end of the floor to try to stop the fast break. Showing his merciful side, HMS Coach Lance Cornelsen called his troops off in the second half. The Eagles intentionally did not push the ball up court and resorted to a multi-pass, half-court offense to keep the score down. Scorers for the Eagles were Paden Cornelsen with

nine points, Mitchell Hamlin with eight points, Nathan Leininger with six points, Damyan Don Juan and Eric Duarte with four points, and Marcos Baeza, Abraham Betance and Nick Mahan with two points. Hugoton also dominated the B-team game by a score of 24-8. Mahan led the way with ten points, all in the second quarter. Isai Cabezas followed with six points. Bradan Slemp slipped in five points. Azarael Rodriguez tallied two points Baeza added a free throw. Contributed by Tom Hicks.

Sports by Reece McDaniels

There will probably be a game in which the Hugoton Middle School seventh grade boys’ basketball A-team plays like KU did against TCU. The early shots aren’t going to fall. The next shots will be rushed. Panic will set in. And if the defense can’t get stops, the game clock will become the determining factor. But even if all that does happen, if HMS's half-court defense continues to dominate, the Eagles will have a chance to win. Monday evening's game at Hugoton started off with a lid on the basket for the Eagles. Hugoton led only 2-0 at the end of the first quarter. But by the end of the game, Hugoton had defeated Liberal West, 399. Liberal made only two baskets in the whole game. Those were a minute apart in the third quarter. So, for 23 of the 24 minutes, Liberal did not score a single field goal. Hugoton's suffocating, man-to-man, help defense was simply outstanding. Single free throws by Paden Cornelsen and Isaac Sanchez were Hugoton's only points in the first quarter. But by halftime, Abraham Betance, Nick Mahan, and Mitchell Hamlin were also in the scorebook with two points each and Cornelsen racked up two more baskets to

give him five points in the half. HMS led 12-0 at intermission. After getting nothing out of the full-court press in the first quarter, the defensive pressure was turned up again in the third period. Six players scored for Hugoton in a 17-point barrage to put the game out of reach. Betance and Hamlin with four points, apiece, and Mahan with three points led that charge. At the end of the third quarter. Hugoton led 296. Mahan ended up tied as the Eagles leading scorer with a nine-point effort off the bench. Betance also had an excellent game in his substitute role with six points. Completing the scoring tally were Cornelsen with nine points, Hamlin with eight points, Sanchez with three points, Erik Duarte with two points, and Nathan Leininger with two points. The B-team contest was tied, 20-20, at the end of the third period. The Eagles drooped down the stretch, losing 35-24. Azarael Rodriguez continued his excellent play with an 11-point outing. Also scoring were Bradan Slemp with five points, Isai Cabezas with four points, Marcos Baeza with two points, and Dawson Burnett with two points. Contributed by Tom Hicks.


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Lady Eagles smash Guymon for Vic The Lady Eagles played an important game against Guymon last Friday. Though it did not count in the league games it was an important one because they wanted to win for a big Lady Eagle fan, Vic Watkins. Watkins has been a huge supporter of the Hugoton teams and has recently fallen ill. The Lady Eagles felt a win for Watkins would be their way of telling Vic how much they appreciate his support. After the trip to Guymon, the Lady Eagles started the first half with a tip off to their side. It was out of character for the Lady Eagles, but they were having a hard time hitting their shots in the first quarter. At the end of the first quarter both teams were tied at six points each. Both

teams had warmed up by the second quarter and soon were knocking down baskets. As the first half came to an end, the Lady Eagles had pulled ahead 20 to 15. As the game continued, it was shot for shot in the third quarter. The Lady Tigers were down by three going into the fourth quarter. Hugoton picked up the pace in the final quarter and added 21 points while holding the Guymon girls to four. The game ended with the Eagles taking the win, 54 to 34. Nicole Kinser out jumped Ashley Wadley at the start of the game. Chastity Parsons got the tip off and after a few passes Estafani Armendariz got the ball and scored the first two points for the Lady Eagles. BayLee Hoskinson

Federation wrestlers bring home medals from Ulysses tourney The Hugoton Federation Wrestling Club traveled to Ulysses last weekend to take part in the Ulysses Open Tournament. Eighteen wrestlers went to compete in their age and weight bracket. In the six and under division, Isaac Martin and Bryan Montoya brought home first place trophies. Carter McClure took home second place. Others participating in the six and under division were Cooper Giudicy, Cameron Persing and Corbin Nix. In the eight and under division, Adam Mendoza and Carson Chamberlain brought home first place trophies.

Others participating in the eight and under division were Ty Burnett and Zevin Littell. In the ten and under division, Wyatt Angell brought home a first place trophy. Riggs Martin and Michael Mendoza took home second place and Chay Burnett received fourth place. In the 12 and under division, Dawson Kerbow, Weston Maravilla and Manny Mendoza all took home first place trophies. Congratulations, wrestlers! Next week the wrestlers will be traveling to Leoti, Haysville and Derby. Good luck!

Mahan and Slemp wrestle against Pikes Peak grapplers In the Pikes Peak Wrestling League they do not have weight classes. What they do is called the Madison block system. They take the six smallest kids in an age division and put them into a round robin bracket. Then the next smallest six and so on. Nick Mahan wrestled weight 139 to 170 in the 12 and under division. He went 4 and 0. Bradan Slemp wrestled 12 and under 83 to 89. He went 4 and 1 to take second place. Bradan went up against and defeated a kid who battled and won the

match against the wrestler who had defeated Bradan in a previous match. So he ended up in a three way tie that came down to who had the most falls. Bradan received second place. Both boys also wrestled 14 and under. Nick’s weight was 142 to 158, Bradan’s weight was 86-93. They both went 4 and 1 in those brackets. The coolest thing about this tournament was that it was in Colorado Springs so the Olympic Training Center athletes were working the tables and refereeing.

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added two more field goals for a total of six points in the quarter. Hugoton shot many times from all around the key but was not able to score more than six points in the quarter. Hugoton had to forget the first quarter and try to do better in the second quarter. Guymon had possession of the ball to start but could not hit their shots. After one minute of play, Parsons ran the ball into the lane and scored two points for the Lady Eagles. Two minutes later Guymon tied the second quarter up with a three-point shot. The tied game was short lived when Riley Sosa hit her first three-point shot of the game. The Lady Tigers played a close game in the second quarter but were not able to tie the game or get ahead throughout the first half. The third quarter was played better by Guymon as they added 15 points while holding the Lady Eagles to 13. Guymon once again had

possession of the ball to start the second half but it was Hoskinson who scored first in the third quarter. Sosa and Anna Peña each added three point shots - helping the Hugoton girls to stay ahead of their aggressive rivals. Keely Hittle was the last player to shoot when she was fouled and went to the free throw line to shoot two with four seconds on the clock. Her shots were a little off and the quarter ended with the Lady Eagles holding their lead, 33 to 30. It was the Lady Eagles possession to start the final quarter and Hoskinson sent the ball in to Parsons. Sosa quickly scored another threepoint shot and the Eagles were on their way to another win. The Lady Tigers added four free throws in the quarter while the Lady Eagles added 21 points. The win went to the Lady Eagles and to their big supporter Vic Watkins.

Varsity Lady Eagle BayLee Hoskinson struggles with two Guymon players for a jump ball Friday evening.

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Estefani Armendariz rockets past the Guymon defender at the girls’ varsity game Friday. She and her teammates dedicated their 20 point victory to superfan Vic Watkins.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks Lesser Prairie Chicken comments The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service “USFWS” conducted a public meeting in Garden City Thursday, February 7, 2013 to gather public comments on the proposed listing of the lesser prairie chicken. The meeting was conducted at Garden City Community College. In November, the USFWS announced it was initiating a process to consider whether the lesser prairie chicken should be recognized as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act based on scientific evidence that the species and its habitat are in decline. The USFWS will make a final determination on whether to add the lesser prairie chicken to the list based on the best available science. Members of the public and scientific community are encouraged to review and comment on the proposal during the 90-day public comment period. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is participating in a five-state effort to develop a range-wide conservation plan to address the decline of the lesser prairie chicken in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas and Colorado. The conservation plan is intended to benefit the wildlife resources, people and economies of these states by providing a framework for effective lesser prairie chicken management and habitat improvement that will increase the range-wide population of lesser prairie chickens. The plan will emphasize incentives and tools that encourage landowners to partner with agencies in conservation efforts while

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What a great night it was at the Stevens County Conservation's 63rd annual appreciation banquet. There is so much work that goes into putting on a banquet like this. Judy and I sure did appreciate it. Tim Gomez of the Kansas Dairy Ingredients company gave us good information about what is going on with the dairy company that is coming to Stevens County. It is nice to know how well they are being received in Stevens County. Another big thank you goes out to Loren Seaman of Seaman Crop Consulting here in Hugoton, Kansas. Pray for rain , Loren, so you won't have to chase those thistles across the fields of Stevens County anymore. ha! A special thanks goes out to Mr. Les McNally of the Hugoton High School for having the FFA group there to help with the serving. I would name each and every one of you, but I wouldn't want to leave anyone out. You all did a great job! Love seeing all those blue FFA jackets on the kids. Another highlight of the evening was the Intermediate School Music Department led by Mrs. Denton. Her elementary students singing and dancing was great and very entertaining! Loved the matching tee-shirts too. Those kids put on quite a show for us. Another great job! We are so very lucky to have special teachers like Mr. McNally and Mrs. Denton for our kids in our small community. Another part of the evening was the poster winners. They all showed off their winning posters to us. From a fellow artist, good job kids! A State and National winner is from Stevens County, artist Dax Allen. What a great job you did with your poster! Sorry they did not get the name right but we know who won and we are very proud of you! Again, if you missed your students at this banquet, you really missed another great opportunity to see your kids at work and play. They were great! Thanks for listening. Roger Lynch

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(First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, February 14, 2013) 1t On January 29, 2013 Great Plains Christian Radio, Inc. filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20054 for renewal of the license for FM radio translator station K236AM. This station operates on output channel 236, and serves Elkhart, KS from a

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To find out who created these beautiful items - and many, many more - visit the Stevens County Library Textile Exhibit being displayed now at the SCL! Don't miss this opportunity to view works by local artists. This exhibit will close Thursday, February 28. Check their Facebook page for more intriguing textile photos at facebook.com/Stevens CountyLibrary.

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By Stephanie Frank Early Interventionist 714 Ballinger • Garden City 620-275-0291 www.rcdc4kids.org Triple P – Positive Parenting Program Russell Child Development is pleased to offer the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program in 18 Southwest Kansas counties, funded by a 2013 Early Childhood Block Grant awarded by the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund. Triple P- Positive Parenting Program is a system of intervention for parents of young children who are at risk of developing behavior problems. The aim of Triple P is to increase parental competence and confidence in raising their children. Triple P offers many strategies to families to prevent behavior problems before they happen. The first level of Triple P that we have to offer families in our communities is Level 3 Primary Care. Primary Care intervention incorporates individualized coaching as a brief early detection approach to managing typically identified early childhood behavioral challenges. This level of intervention includes four 15-30

minute consultations with parents. Practical advice on managing a specific problem behavior is provided, assisted by the use of parenting tip sheets and video resources. The tip sheets include subjects such as tantrums, sharing, hurting others, toilet training, sleeping through the night, and many more. Accredited interventionists help the family track behavior to see how the behavior is improving as they incorporate new strategies. Individuals from a variety of partnering early childhood organizations in the region have become accredited to provide Level 3 Triple P consultation upon parent request. Another Triple P program is the Level 2 Seminar. Level 2 Seminars consist of three, 90-120 minute seminars presented by accredited individuals and delivered to groups of parents, other caregivers, or teachers who are interested in general information about promoting children’s development. The three seminars include: the Power of Positive Parenting; Raising Confident, Competent Children; and Raising Resilient Children. To date, Seminars have been presented in Garden City, Deerfield, Ulysses and Satanta. Many families are finding this information very valuable and are also scheduling Triple P home visits to continue to work on more specific behaviors. Organizations are welcome to contact Russell Child Development to request the presentation of Level 2 Seminars in their community. We have scheduled several upcoming trainings in the area for professionals who work directly with young children and their families, to become accredited in Triple P. If you would like more information about professional development opportunities, please contact Stephanie Frank at 620-272-3065, Russell Child Development Center at 620-275-0291 or check out our website at Any www.rcdc4kids.org. family with children ages birth to five who would like more information about Triple P home visits or Triple P Seminars is also encouraged to contact us at the numbers listed above.

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ILLNESS AND THE LIBRARY We are doing everything we can to limit the transmission of illness from one library patron to another. Restrooms are stocked with antibacterial soap, we wipe down computer keyboards and flat surfaces daily with antibacterial wipes, and we have several hand sanitizer stations for patrons and staff. To help us limit illness from being passed around, adults that are too ill to go to work and children that are too ill to go to school should not come into the library. We know it is often difficult to entertain a sick family member at home while they are suffering or recuperating from a bug. Give us a call and we will have your selections ready for you to pick up, or we can bring it to your car. Our patrons and staff with compromised immune systems will thank you! BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK Tired of the same old relationships? Need something new and exciting? How about a blind date with a book? During the month of February, stop by and check out a specially wrapped book from our display. Take it home, unwrap it, read it, and enjoy! If you don’t like the book, simply return it to the library, its feelings won’t be hurt. If that is too “out of the box” for you, try the “I don’t remember the title, but the cover was red” display at the front desk. You can see what you are getting! ADULT WINTER READING PROGRAM Fifty-nine patrons are currently signed up for the “Let It Snow” adult winter reading program. This program will run through March 22. As of Friday, February 8, the group had read 286 books! Winners for the weekly prizes were Michael Burrows, Sara DeVaughan and Retha Wagner. TEXTILE EXHIBIT Two weeks remain for the textile exhibit. This exhibit shows a wide variety of textile formats and items. You will be amazed at the talents of our local artists. Exhibitors will be able to pick up their items after February 28. 1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN Register your child for 1,000 Books Before Kinder-

garten. When you register, you will receive a reading log bookmark to record the first 100 books your child experiences. After you and your child record 100 books on your reading log bookmark, return the bookmark to the library. For every 100 books your child experiences, he/she will add his/her name to our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten progress chart! Upon the completion of every 100 books, you will receive a new reading log bookmark. Upon reaching 1,000 books, your child will receive a certificate of completion and a small gift. Any child that has not yet enrolled in Kindergarten is eligible for this program. Count any books that are read to your child, no matter who reads the books: brother, sister, babysitter, or even a librarian at Circle Time! STEVENS COUNTY LIBRARY SUMMER READING T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST OPEN TO AGES 10-18 Over 300 kids could be wearing YOUR design! The 2013 Theme is: Dirt, Rocks and Underground. Designs should bring one or more of these ideas to mind. 1. Designs must be black on white line drawings. 2. Designs must be drawn by hand. No computer-generated designs will be accepted. 3. Designs must be appropriate for children AND must represent the theme. (Participants may be asked by library staff to edit their designs prior to the voting process.) 4. Participants must write their name on the back of their artwork. 5. Entries are due by February 22, 2013. Voting will begin March 1. 6. Each participant may enter up to two designs. 7. Library staff will select only one design from each participant to enter in the final contest. 8. Local children, tweens, and teens will vote for their favorite design. 9. The design with the most votes will be featured on the 2013 Summer Reading TShirts! 10. To get started, contact Stacey at the Stevens County Library 544-2301 or email stacey@stevenscounty library.com.

Asembo to speak at Aglow Thursday Pastor Gilbert Asembo will be speaking at Aglow Thursday, February 14 giving an update about his ministry in Kenya. Bethel Ministries is involved in church planting in Kenya, as well as a small farming enterprise to help the church become economically self-sufficient. The farm employs many church members who provide funding for the mission in Kenya. They are learning to provide for themselves without relying on sup-

port from western nations. This work has been supported by gifts, both monetary support and helping hands, from southwest Kansas. Pastor Gilbert moved to the United States from Kenya some years ago and now lives in Wisconsin with his family. He has been here a number of times before and enjoys ministering in the Hugoton area. The community is invited to join him in fellowship.

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The Heritage Christian Academy Robotics team competed in the Mid-America Air Museum First Lego League Robotics competition. The team won championship trophies for Core Values and Senior Solutions Project Presentation. Front row left to right: Jacquelynn

Grewell, Nathaniel Eshbaugh, Rebecca Johnson, Katie Crawford and Ethan Fox. Back Row left to right: Toni Grewell, Vivian Titus, Johan Dyck, Cody Mills, David Barker and Carol Piper. Not pictured: Toby McClure.

GCCC to host Fine Arts Day High school students can discover opportunities for scholarships in Vocal Music, Piano, Instrumental Music, Drama, Media, Creative Writing, and Art and Design at the Second Annual GCCC Fine Arts Day set for February 28 at Garden City Community College. Registration is available at the college website, www.gcccks.edu, or by contacting Kathy Kohls in the college fine arts building at 620-276-9540. Registration should be completed by February 27. The GCCC Fine Arts and Humanities Division hosts the day which allows southwest Kansas high school students to tour arts and media

facilities in the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Building and John Collins Technical Building, watch a student showcase program and sit in on actual college classes. Collegebound students also will meet faculty and students, according to Larry Walker, division director. Students who attend will be able to apply for tuition and book scholarships for the 2013 fall semester, as well as grants in aid. The day will also include performance scholarship audition opportunities. The day’s itinerary includes check-in at 9:00 a.m. in the fine arts lobby, an opening session at 10:00 a.m. and the student showcase presentation at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. The afternoon schedule includes breakout sessions at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. The sessions include exploration options involving computers and music,

drama, studio art and student media opportunities; with second-session options ranging from music ensembles or theater scholarship interviews to art demonstrations and digital photography. Also in the sessions, visitors can select from music scholarship auditions and interviews, drama scenes, art portfolio scholarship reviews and production of an online iMovie focusing on the day’s events. Specific program areas include drawing, painting and sculpture, all in the fine arts; creative writing; drama; media careers; and both vocal and instrumental music, as well as piano and academic challenge. “This is a day that our faculty showcases their students and programs, and it will let high school students discover why GCCC is the best place to come if their interests lie in the fine arts,” the division director said.

Reception scheduled for art exhibit Lisa Fehr is Heritage Christian Academy’s Student of the Month. Lisa is the daughter of Jacob and Eva Fehr.

The talents of art students from 19 different Western Kansas schools are on display at the Baker Arts Center in Liberal. As the Western Kansas Scholastic Art Awards Show nears its end, a closing reception will honor

Alyssa Peachey receives diploma at Hugoton Learning Academy Alyssa Peachey receivedher high school diploma from Hugoton Learning Academy in January. She completed her requirements in January 2013 to become the third person to graduate from HLA

since May of last school year. May 19, 2013, at 3:00 pm, the HLA will host its formal graduation for all those who have earned their high school diploma this school year.

Jan Kilbourne, HLA Director, gives Alyssa Peachy her diploma.

Weather Watch Tuesday, February 5

Saturday, February 9

Low - 20˚ High - 63˚

Low - 30˚ High - 63˚

Wind speed - 22 Wind gust - 26

Wind speed - 33 Wind gust - 41

Wednesday, February 6

Sunday, February 10

Low - NA High - NA Wind speed - NA Wind gust NA

Low - 26˚ High - 51˚ Wind speed - 29 Wind gust - 36

Thursday, February 7 Low - 24˚ High - 71˚ Wind speed - 28 Wind gust - 29

Friday, February 8 Low - 22˚ High - 35˚ Wind speed - 29 Wind gust - 36

Monday, February 11 Low - 18˚ High - 44˚ Wind speed - 12 Wind gust - NA Wind speed is shown in MPH. Weather data is taken from the Aviation Weather System at the Hugoton Municipal Airport.

the young artists. A come and go reception will be at the Center at 624 N Pershing Ave in Liberal Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. CDT with refreshments served. The Western Kansas Scholastic Art Awards Show is a regional affiliate of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. It is sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the fine arts. The 448 individual pieces of artwork and one portfolio were submitted from 19 schools in the Western half of the state for judging. Judges chose accepted pieces, then awarded American Vision Awards, Gold Key Awards, Silver Key Awards and Honorable Mention Awards. Gold Keys and above are allowed on to the National level. For more information about the Western Kansas Scholastic Art Awards Show or the Center, please contact the Baker Arts Center. It is located at 624 N Pershing Avenue in Liberal, KS and can be reached by calling 620.624.2810 or emailing bakerartscenter3@sbcglobal.net. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. More information is also available on their Web site: www.baker artscenter.org.

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U.S. Senator Jerry Moran announced he is accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, D.C., and Kansas offices for summer 2013. “Congressional internships offer Kansas students a great opportunity to learn about Congress and the legislative process,” Sen. Moran said. “I hope to give Kansans an opportunity similar to the one I had serving in a Congressional office years ago.” An internship in Senator Moran’s office provides a unique opportunity to work closely with Senate staff on behalf of the state of Kansas. Interns will gain a better understanding of the legislative process in the U.S. Congress, and develop knowledge and

professional skills valuable to future career pursuits. The Intern Program is open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students who have strong interest in public service and government and have achieved academic excellence. While preference is given to Kansas residents, students from all states are encouraged to apply. The application deadline for summer 2013 internships is March 1, 2013. Application forms can be obtained and completed under the “Services” section of Sen. Moran’s

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All-Around 4H Club discusses model meeting

Bridal shower for Anne Behan Saturday

The meeting for the AllAround 4-H club was called to order by Vice-President Mckenzey Hanna February 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rolla Civic Center. Roll call was “What are you doing for County Club days?” Flag salute was led by SaKya Milburn and the 4-H pledge was led by Carissa Sohm. Kenzie Jones read last meeting’s minutes. The treasurer's report was given by Katy Howe. Jaden Hanna read the officers' report. The 4-H council is asking for ideas for community service projects. In new business, Kenzie Jones talked about SWK Leadership camp. Also, the club discussed fundraisers and decided to clean Degarmo’s yard. The club agreed to give Rolla Hope a donation. In old business, the model meeting at Club Days was discussed. Also, the club talked about project talks and demonstrations for next month and Club Days. Meeting was adjourned. Supper was provided by Sohm’s. Written by SaKya Milburn.

By Mary Courtney

The ladies from the Hugoton Christian Church will be hosting a bridal shower for Anne Behan Saturday, February 16, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Anne will be married to

Jon Schnable March 23 at the Rolla United Methodist Church. She is registered at Yardmaster, Wal-Mart, Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Rolla Lions serve up soup and cinnamon rolls next Tuesday The Rolla Lions Club is having its annual soup supper Parents' Night Tuesday, February 19, from 5:00 p.m. until half-time of the boys’ game. There is a small charge for soup, cinnamon roll and drinks. The club does many things for the Rolla community. It adopts families at Christmas, bringing them food for holiday meals. The club gives two

$500 scholarships to Rolla and purchases seniors glasses for children in need. Each fall, the Lions Club purchases start of school supplies for first grade students and sponsors band students to Kansas Lions band. Please come out and enjoy a delicious meal while supporting the club and its many activities.

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Haley McCammon, PA-C Office Hours 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday

Manuel Caga-anan, M.D. Internal Medicine Office Hours 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Thursday

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

Lori Harriman, ARNP Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Friday

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Local Water User Meetings Conservation starts at the local level We want to hear from YOU on how we can conserve our precious natural resource, WATER. What are YOUR ideas to conserve our water? What information do YOU need to help make better decisions? What do YOU believe needs to happen and how do we proceed? Because we want to hear YOUR ideas and your concerns, GMD3 will be hosting local water user meetings. We want to hear from YOU, so save the following dates.

February 12, 2013, Finney County 1:30 p.m. – Finnup Center located at Lee Richardson Zoo, Garden City, KS

February 13, 2013, Gray County 9:00 a.m. – Gray County 4-H Building, Cimarron, KS

February 13, 2013, Ford County 1:30 p.m. – Dodge House Hotel and Convention Center, Dodge City, KS

February 21, 2013, Kearny County 1:30 p.m. – Kearny County Fairgrounds, Lakin, KS

February 22, 2013 Grant County 9:00 a.m. – Lawson Room located in the Civic Center, Ulysses. KS

* March 13, 2013 – GMD3 Annual Meeting – Gray County * 9:00 a.m. – Gray County 4-H Building, Cimarron, KS Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District NO. 3 2009 E Spruce St. Garden City, KS 67846 620.275.7147 www.gmd3.org

The scholarly Pirates pose with their second place trophy won in a hard-fought battle against Hutchinson’s Central Christian in State competition this past weekend. Teammates in-

clude Kori Hall, Garry Norton, assistant coach Mary Courtney, Taylor Cameron, head coach Kris Hall, John Glave, Chandler Huddleston and Chandler Burrows.

Rolla scholars place second at State The Rolla High School scholars' bowl team traveled to Natoma last weekend to compete in the State tournament. Friday afternoon, the team toured the science facility at Fort Hays State University where they were lucky enough to meet Dr. Jack, a professor in the physics department. He took great delight in showing off the toys of the physics department and let them play in the depart-

ment. At noon Saturday, the team began their pool play. They posted a perfect 5-0 record in pool play and moved on to the final round. In the first three games, the Pirates rolled over their opponents. Then, they met the team from Central Christian of Hutchinson. Central Christian is an excellent team that placed third in last year's event, and they downed the

Pirates. That was the only loss the Rolla team suffered, and they brought home the second place trophy from the State tournament. Playing for the Rolla Pirates were Taylor Cameron, John Glave, Kori Hall, Chandler Huddleston, Chandler Burrows and Garry Norton. The head coach for the team is Kris Hall, assisted by Mary Courtney.

Pirates take down Wildcats in close game Rolla Pirates faced the Moscow Wildcats in a Friday night game at home. After a tough match, the Pirates were able to take the win by only a field goal. The final score for the evening was Rolla 45 and Moscow 43. Moscow took the lead in the first quarter with 15 points while holding the Rolla boys to eight. The Pirates came back in the second quarter to make up for the first. By the end of the first half Rolla was 23 while Moscow trailed by one at 22. The Pirates continued to stay ahead in the third quar-

ter. Nick Link managed to score ten points to add to the final quarter score of 17. By the end of the third quarter Rolla was ahead with 39 while Moscow held on at 33. The fourth quarter was slower in the scoring category with the Pirates only hitting one free throw, one basket and one three-point shot for the final score of 45. Top scorer on the night for Rolla was Link with 24, followed by Lupe Garcia with nine, Garrett Littlefield with two and Obie Telford with one.

Lady Pirates struggle against Cats Friday the Rolla Lady Pirates went up against the Moscow Lady Wildcats in a tough battle. By the end of the fourth quarter, Moscow had taken the win 39-50. The Lady Pirates were ahead after the first quarter with 13 points coming from five field goals and three free throws while the Lady Cats struggled, only scoring three field goals. The second quarter was a reversal of points. Moscow found the net and managed to score 18 points in this quarter while holding Rolla to only six. By the end of the first half the Wildcats were in the lead 19-24.

At the start of the third quarter, Rolla came back hot and managed to get 13 points in the quarter while holding Moscow to eight. It was the final quarter that decided the game. The Lady Pirates only managed to get seven points in the quarter while the Lady Wildcats came back strong and tallied 18 more points for the win. Top scorer on the evening was Sarah Easterwood with 16. Also adding points to the scoreboard were Kaleigh Barrett with ten, Kori Hall with six, Janelle King with five and Karly Clinesmith with two.

Parents Night is Tuesday Parents' Night for Rolla High School basketball will be Tuesday, February 19 with festivities beginning at 5:45 p.m.

Nothing but Nets has been postponed until Friday, February 22. People of all ages will be able to shoot hoops for prizes. Money raised will be sent to purchase nets in Africa with the hope of someday eliminating malaria.

Behan - Schnable James and Mary Behan and Gardell and Kelly Schnable of Rolla are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Anne Marie and Jonathan Paul. They will be married March 23, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Rolla. Anne is a 2003 graduate of Rolla High School and a 2008 graduate of Emporia State University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication. Anne is employed at Pioneer Communications. Jonathan is a 2002 graduate of Hugoton High School and a 2010 graduate of Fort Hays State University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Health and Performance. He is employed at Hi-Plains Educational Cooperative and USD 217.

]Thursday, February 14 Junior High Scholars Bowl at Deerfield; 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 15 ARGH! Saturday, February 16 Speech at Johnson; 8:00 a.m. High School Cheer Hype; 9:00 p.m. Fifth/Sixth Grade Rolla Rec Basketball Tournament Bridal Shower for Anne Behan at the Hugoton Christian Church; 1:30 p.m.

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On January 29, 2013 Great Plains Christian Radio, Inc. filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20054 for renewal of the license for FM radio translator station K228EE. This station operates on output channel 228, and

serves Elkhart, KS from a transmitter located at N. Lat. “36° 58' 34.00” and W. Long. “101° 48' 41.00”. The station rebroadcasts the signal of KJIL Elkhart, KS. Any individuals who wish to advise the FCC of facts relating to this renewal application and whether the station has operated in the public interest are invited to contact the FCC, Washington, DC 20554.

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Sunday, February 17 SWAT’s annual chicken and noodle dinner at the Rolla United Methodist Church; 12:00 p.m. Monday, February 18 Junior High Scholars Bowl at Hugoton; 4:00 p.m. NO SCHOOL Tuesday, February 19 Junior High Scholars Bowl at Dodge City; 4:00 p.m. High School Basketball vs. Syracuse at Home - Parents Night; 4:15 p.m. Lions Club Chili/Stew Supper Wednesday, February 20 Adv Eng Interviews; 8:00 a.m. Friday, February 22 High School Basketball vs. Deerfield at Home; 4:15 p.m. Saturday, February 23 Speech at Holcomb; 8:00 a.m. Third/Fourth Grade Rolla Rec Basketball Tournament Monday, February 25 High School Basketbll Substate Girls at Ingalls Tuesday, February 26 High School Basketbll Substate Boys at Ingalls Wednesday, February 27 Junior High Scholars Bowl at Moscow; 3:00 p.m.


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Jasmine Howell is cast for SCCC/ATS spring musical The Seward County Community College / Area Technical School Drama Department has announced the cast for the spring musical. Among the ensemble is Jasmine Howell of Moscow. The cast will perform the musical, “Assassins” April 11-13. “Assassins” is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and is based on the book by John Weidman. This murderous carnival game portrays men and women who attempt to assassinate the presidents of the United States, some successfully and some unsuccessfully. The musical reflects the music of each era. For information, call 620417-1460 or email alison bridget.chambers@sccc.edu.

Junior high students appreciate Valentine social affair All the JH students would like to express their appreciation to Angie Lahey and all the ladies involved in putting on the JH Valentines get together Saturday night.

Attention Anyone interested in getting a card for the Moscow Rec exercise building please call Rusty at 598-2995.

Macy has arrived! The community of Moscow would like to congratulate Paige Williams and Chris Pearson on the much anticipated arrival of beautiful little Macy!!

Thursday, February 14 Happy Valentines day Jr. High scholars bowl at Deerfield 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 15 High school basketball at Walsh. "Pink Out" night, "Little Cats" cheerleaders will perform during halftime of the Varsity boys’ game

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MOSCOW NEWS By Sara Cross

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Lady Wildcats wait to play the Rolla Pirates Friday night! Coached by Shawn Anderson.

Stauth Memorial Museum features Photographs by Joel Sartore The Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma is proud to present the exceptional traveling exhibit Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species, Photographs by Joel Sartore, in collaboration with National Geographic. The exhibit opened February 3 and will be displayed through Sunday, April 14, 2013. National Geographic contributing photographer and Nebraska native Joel Sartore has spent two decades on a mission to document North American species facing extinction. Sixty of these animals and plants are profiled in the book and exhibition Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species. The exhibition and book serve as a poignant roll call of North America’s most endangered wildlife...and an urgent call to action. Man’s fellow creatures are dying and need help. The exhibition is organized by number of living populations for each species. The exhibition will also celebrate endangered species making a comeback: including the gray wolf, now numbering 4,128, the bald eagle, with a population of around 20,000, and the American alligator, which has rebounded from the verge of extinction to more than one million individuals. “The photographs depict the

Saturday, February 16 Recreation basketball in Moscow Monday, Feburary 18 NO SCHOOL Jr. High scholars bowl in Hugoton 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 19 High school basketball at home vs Sublette starting at 4:00 p.m.

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rarest of the rare in our country. By photographing the most endangered of our plants and animals, I can make the most dramatic plea to get folks to stop and take a look at the pieces and parts that we’re throwing away,” writes Sartore in his foreword. Photographed against plain black or white backgrounds, Sartore’s portraits capture the essence of each plant or animal. His pictures offer an exquisite, intimate and up-close look into the eyes, or petals, of wildlife in jeopardy, teetering on the brink of extinction. The species range from condors io crocodiles, wolverines to woodpeckers, snails to sea turtles, plovers to pitcher plants. Some, like the bald eagle, are so iconic it's easy to see why Americans would take the trouble to save them. Others, like the Delhi Sands flower-loving fly or the Higgins eye mussel, are probably unknown to most and have no immediate iconic appeal except for their own intrinsic beauty. Yet they are also indicator species, canaries in the coal mine, whose way of life has been hindered by development, pollution or other threats. Join Joel, in partnership with The National Geographic Society, to create a "national di-

alogue" about the U.S.’s endangered species. Sartore's arresting photographs tell the sad tale of a harsh reality. For many, it's already too late. One of the featured animals, the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit, actually went extinct while the book was being made. But there is still hope. By giving voice to creatures both great and small, Sartore believes people will be moved to protect them and their habitat. "As animals ourselves," Joel says, "this should make us very nervous." The exhibit, Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species with photographs by Joel Sartore, was made in collaboration with National Geographic. Tour development was done by Smith Kramer Traveling Exhibitions, Kansas City, Mo. For more information about the exhibition call 620-8462527 or visit the Web site at www.stauthmemorialmu seum.org. Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and all major holidays. Admission is free but free-will donations are gratefully accepted. Submitted by the Stauth Memorial Museum.

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

BE IN THE KNOW ABOUT MEDICARE PART B You may already know that Medicare is a medical insurance program for people who are 65 or older and for people who are disabled at any age. Some people are covered only by one type of Medicare; others opt to pay extra for more coverage. Understanding Medicare can save you money. If you’re eligible for and want to be covered by Medicare Part B medical insurance, now is the time to sign up. The general enrollment period for Medicare Part B runs from January 1 through March 31. Before you make a decision about general enrollment, here is some useful information. There are four parts to Medicare: Parts A, B, C and D. Part A helps pay for inpatient hospital care, skilled nursing care, hospice care, and other services. Part B helps pay for doctors' fees, outpatient hospital visits, and other medical services and supplies not covered by Part A. Part C allows you to choose to receive all of your health care services through a managed health care organization. These plans, known as Medicare Advantage Plans, may help lower your costs of receiving medical services, or you may get extra benefits for an additional monthly fee. You must have both Parts A and B to enroll in Part C. And Part D is the Medicare Prescription Drug Program. There is a monthly premium for Medicare Part B. In 2013, the standard premium is $104.90. Some high-income individuals pay more than the standard premium. Your Part B premium also can be higher if you do not enroll during your initial enrollment period, or when you first become eligible. There are exceptions to this rule. For example, you can delay your Medicare Part B enrollment without having to pay higher premiums if you are cov-

ered under a group health plan based on your own current employment or the current employment of any family member. If this situation applies to you, you have a “special enrollment period” in which to sign up for Medicare Part B, without paying the premium surcharge for late enrollment. This rule allows you to: • Enroll in Medicare Part B at any time while you are covered under a group health plan based on your own current employment or the current employment of any family member; or • Enroll in Medicare Part B during the eight month period that begins following the last month your group health coverage ends, or following the month employment ends, whichever comes first. If you receive disability benefits and have coverage from a working family member, the same rules apply. If you live in one of the 50 states or Washington D.C. and you’re already receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits or railroad retirement payments, you will be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B automatically. However, because you must pay a premium for Part B coverage, you have the option of turning it down. If you don’t enroll in Medicare Part B when you first become eligible to apply and you don’t fall under the special enrollment period, you'll have to wait until the general enrollment period, which is January 1 through March 31 of each year. At that time, you may have to pay a higher Medicare Part B premium. For more information about Medicare, visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Web site at www.medicare.gov. Or read our publication on Medicare at www.socialsecurity. gov/pubs/10043.html.

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Community Service Activities Organized “Family Fun Night” at County Fair Hosted at the FFA Hospitality building at the Kansas State Fair Carved Pumpkins with the First Grade Served Stevens County Soil Conservation Annual Meeting Flags on Main Street Assisted Lions Club with placement of Flags Hugoton FFA has participated in these Career Development Events at the District Level Leadership SchoolGreenhand Conference Dairy Cattle Evaluation Dairy Products Horse Judging

Ag Mechanics Prepared Public Speaking They will be participating this spring in: Entomology Agronomy Food Science Livestock Judging State Level Events Leadership Laboratory in March State Career Development Events at KSU the first week of May State Annual Convention in late May State Conference for Chapter Leaders in July Applied for Superior Chapter Award State and National Scholarships

The 2013 FFA members are, back row left to right: Kole Kahl, Trevor Crane, Nic Goode, Baxter Self, Lance Sandoval, Caleb Henry, Zach Slemp, Mitchell Shelton, Andrew Stevenson, RJ Beesley and Mike McComack. In the middle row are Anna Rome, Jeff Mueller, Micah Baehler, Brady Marshall, Marshall

Nightingale, Brady Heger, Manuel Sanchez, Maverick Nelson, Zachery Pearson, Ricky Wright and Jacob Teeter. In the front row are Jessica Harper, Alyson Kiley, Zoie Evans, Mariah Reynolds, Jackie Garcia, Reed Rome, Irving Hermosillo, Karessa Nordyke, Austin Nordyke and Landon

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Brecheisen. Members not pictured are Logan Brecheisen, Austin Mills, Josie Mueller, Jalena Vaughn, Megan Bryan, Austin Harper, Denver Knox, Ethan Persinger, Wyatt Stanley, Chalen Talbert, Christian Heger, Dakota Moodie, Nic Evans and Tyler Goode.

Hugoton FFA officers for 2012-2013 are, left to right: Brady Marshall, Micah Baehler, Nic Goode, Karessa Nordyke, Jeff Mueller and Brady Heger.

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(Your Complete Domestic Well Service) Dick & Peggy Hoskinson • Domestic Wells • Livestock Wells • Well Plugging • Stock Tanks and Septic Systems 544-7978 • HC01 Box 33 Hugoton

Karen Yoder, Agency Manager 600 S. Main 620-544-4314 Hugoton, Ks.

620-544-4732

112 S. Washington 620-544-2323

1520 W 10th Street, Hugoton 544-8995

KRAMER SEED FARMS Dealer of Certified Wheat Agripro 1-800-848-1988 544-4330 1114 S. Monroe Hugoton

Karen Yoder

BROLLIER, WOLF & KUHARIC LAW OFFICE James Kuharic, Attorney At Law 517 South Main Street 620-544-8555 Hugoton

HUGOTON UPTOWN AUTOBODY Warren and Amanda Willis Hugoton

Dr. Jeff Sarchet

Kenny Omo - John Akers 624 S. Monroe 544-4683

Hugoton

Aerial Application Ground Application Granular Application

Chemical Sales Fertilizer Sales Aerial Seeding

Crop Care by Air

601 S. Main 620-544-4331

B & B Motel Hwy 51 & 56 Jct Hugoton 544-2466

Hugoton: 1540 W 10th 620-544-2027

Ulysses: Guymon, Ok. 9170 East Road 2 Elkhart: Airport 620-3356-1070 620-697-4706

715 E. 11th St. Hugoton 544-7323

Jeff, Karen and Darrin 613 S. Main Hugoton 544-4303

PARAMOUNT SERVICE & SUPPLY 835 East 11th St • Hugoton (620) 544-4464

BULTMAN INC. 110 E 6th St. Hugoton 544-2620

Hugoton/Liberal

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

Mike Willis Seed Sales 544-7333 Fax • 544-8333

K-C Oil Company 218 S. Main St. 544-4660

513 W. First Street Hugoton 544-2195

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

Más-Cow Dairy 499 N. County Road 20 Moscow 598-2697


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

HELP WANTED NEEDED IMMEDIATELY: Babysitter Monday-Friday from 8:45 am - 5:15 pm. 972-927-5967. (2p6) ---------------

USD #209 - Moscow is needing a Special Education Paraprofessional Leave message for Hope Pierson at 620-598-2250 or applications are available at the High School or District Office.

Some experience preferred, will train the right person.

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USD 210 IS LOOKING FOR SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVERS. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT LORENZO CRUZ. 620-544-5795 (2c7)

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

Call 866-840-2066 Ask for Carl

Solution to February 7, 2013 puzzle

BUILDING INSPECTOR WANTED

Chrysler Corner in Liberal is now taking applications for a Parts Advisor/Service Writer.

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Apply in person at Chrysler Corner, 406 E. Pancake Boulevard in Liberal (3c7)

NEEDED IMMEDIATELY Yard Maintenance/Deliveries Tri-Rotor Crop Services CDL Required. Full Benefits Package

620-544-2027

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The City of Hugoton is accepting applications for the position of building inspector. Additional duties include zoning administrator, safety director, emergency preparedness director, ADA coordinator, and drug testing administrator. Other duties may also be assigned. The position requires a hands-on background in the various construction trades. Any experience in building code enforcement and plan checking for a public jurisdiction will be a major consideration in filling the position. Pay range $17.32 hr. to 19.32 hr., depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits package includes BCBS, KPERS, and longevity pay. For applications or more details on the specific duties, contact the city clerk’s office at 620-544-8531, at 631 S. Main, or at PO Box 788, Hugoton, Kansas 67951. Filing deadline is February 25, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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U.S. CENSUS BUREAU HAS OPENING FOR PART-TIME, YEAR ROUND

STAKING TECHNICIAN

SURVEY INTERVIEWER STEVENS & SURROUNDING COUNTIES 40 HOURS A MONTH, $11.95 HOUR & $0.56 ⁄ PER MILE 12

HAVE VEHICLE, DRIVERS LICENSE, LANDLINE PHONE ACCESS AND BE AVAILABLE TO WORK DAY, EVE, AND WEEKEND HOURS

CALL 1-877-474-5226 FOR INFORMATION AND AN APPLICATION The U.S. Department of Commerce is An Equal Opportunity Employer This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodations for any part of the application process, please notify the agency. (2c6) Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

COME FOR AN INTERVIEW Bartlett Grain has year-round jobs. We need several hard working Yard Laborers. You will be involved in both fertilizer and grain ops. Ideal candidate has ag background and CDL. HAZMAT preferred. We have positions open in Levant, St. Francis and Moscow, Ks. and Walsh, Co. Bartlett offer competitive wages along with GREAT BENEFITS: Health and life ins. premiums paid 100% for employee, dental, vision, 401k w/ company match, profit sharing, paid vacation and more.

ATTEND ONE OF THE FAIRS to learn more about job requirements and company. You can complete an application and have an interview. No reservation required Wednesday, February 13, 6 p.m. & Thursday, February 14 at 9 a.m. Hampton Inn, 1000 E. Willow Dr., Colby, Ks. Thursday, February 14, 6 pm Hampton Inn, 508 Hotel Dr., Liberal, Ks. Friday, February 15, 9 am Hampton Inn, 2505 Crestway, Garden City, Ks.

CALL 800-860-7290 for more info EOE/AA/D/V/Drug Screen/Background Checks

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CONSUMER ACCOUNTS CLERK Pioneer Electric is seeking a professional individual for a full-time Consumer Accounts Clerk position. Responsibilities include filing, processing mail, receiving visitors, operating telephone, and other office machines. Successful applicant will assist with processing membership and service applications, recording payments and responding to billing inquiries. Interested candidates must have excellent interpersonal communication skills, proficient in the use of Microsoft Word/Excel, a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, enjoy public contact and ability to work with a variety of consumers under differing circumstances. Eligible candidates must be able to fluently speak and read the Spanish language. Pioneer Electric offers a competitive compensation and benefit package. Finalist will be required to successfully pass a post-offer physical examination and alcohol-drug test, and possess a valid Kansas driver’s license. At time of employment, must reside in the Pioneer Electric service territory. Applications and resumes may be mailed to Pioneer Electric, ATT: Melissa Morales Human Resources, PO Box 368, Ulysses, KS 67880 or hand-delivered to Pioneer Electric, 1850 W. Oklahoma, Ulysses, Kansas. Deadline for submission of resumes is February 22, 2013.

Southern Pioneer Electric Company is seeking a professional individual for a full-time Staking Technician position. Responsibilities include field engineering staking of lines, securing easements, updating system maps, preparing staking sheets, collect data for work plans, and read meters. Preference is for this individual to be familiar with NESC and NEC specifications and codes, but not a requirement. A high school diploma or equivalent is required, and Associates Degree in Enginnering/Surveying is desired. Previous experience in engineering/surveying is highly desirable, but not required. Individual must be able to operate a computer terminal and personal computer. Benefit package includes employer provided family medical, dental, vision and life insurance, pension and 401(k) plan with employer matching contribution, holidays, vacation and sick leave. Finalist will be required to successfully pass a post-offer physical examination and alcohol/drug test, possess a valid Kansas drivers’ license and reside within 15 minutes of Office Headquarters in Liberal, Kansas. Resumes may be sent to Southern Pioneer Electric Company, ATT: Human Resources, PO Box 430, Ulysses, KS 67880, or emailed to mmorales@pioneerelectric.coop. Application and position outline can be obtained by visiting www.southernpioneerelectric.net. Deadline for submitting resumes is February 15, 2013. Southern Pioneer Electric Company is an E.O.E. (4c6)

CURRENT OPENINGS AT STEVENS COUNTY HOSPITAL, MEDICAL CLINIC AND PIONEER MANOR NURSING HOME Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time RNs, LPNs and CMAs to work at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home. These positions are for the night shift (6 pm - 6 am). Interested candidates must be certified with a Kansas license to be eligible for these positions. We offer excellent benefits and competitive wages. Interested candidates contact Robyn Medina in Human Resources at 620-544-8511 or pick up application. (4c3) Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time, Parttime and PRN RNs or LPNs to work on the Med/Surg floor. These positions are for night shift (7 pm - 7 am). All candidates must have a Kansas RN/LPN license to be eligible. We are also searching for PRN CNAs to work as needed. All candidates must have a Kansas CNA license to be eligible. We offer outstanding benefits, competitive wages, sign-on bonus for Full-time and Part-time RNs/LPNs and mileage reimbursement to RNs or LPNs that live 15 miles or more outside of Stevens County. Please contact Human Resources with any questions or pick up an application from the Information Desk located by the Medical Clinic (620)544-8511. (4c3) Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time and PRN CNAs to work the night shift at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home from 6 pm - 6 am. All interested candidates must have a Kansas CNA license to be eligible. We offer excellent benefits and competitive wages. Applications may be picked up from the Information Desk by the Medical Clinic. For more information you may contact Human Resources (620)544-8511. (4c3) Stevens County healthcaare is searching for a Full-time Assessment Registered Nurse to work at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home. The RN will be primarily responsible for Resident assessments. Long Term Care experience is required for this position and the eligible candidates must have a Kansas RN license. We offer excellent benefits, a sign-on bonus, mileage if individual lives more than 15 miles outside of Hugoton, and competitive wages. Please contact Human Re(2c7) sources (620) 544-8511 for an application.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

(First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, February 14, 2013) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DENNIS E. BURROWS, DECEASED. Case No. 13-PR-4 NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Chapter 59)

ceased. Letters of Administration were issued to him on said date by the District Court of Stevens County, Kansas. All parties interested in the estate will govern themselves accordingly. All creditors of the decedent are notified to exhibit their demands against the estate within four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice as provided by law. If their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. Larry F. Burrows, Administrator

THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You and each of you will take notice that on the 7th day of February, 2013, pursuant to the petition of Larry F. Burrows, he was appointed administrator of the estate of Dennis L. Burrows, de-

KRAMER, NORDLING & NORDLING, LLC 209 East Sixth Street Hugoton, Kansas 67951 Attorneys for the Petitioners Telephone: (620) 544-4333

PUBLIC NOTICE

(First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, February 14, 2013) 2t Results of the Market Study Analysis for Stevens County for the Assessment Year 2013 Pursuant to L. 1991, CH279, SS2. A study of the Residential real estate market indicated that there is an overall inflationary trend of 3.52% per year. A study of the Commercial and Vacant Lot real estate market indicated that the market is stable with no general upward or downward trend.

Values on specific properties may not follow the general trend because of changes in the property, correction of descriptive information or adjustment of values based on sales of similar properties.

In accordance with the provisions in KSA 79-1476, the Division of Property Valuation is required to annually furnish each county the results of its study relating to changes, if any, of the Use Value of agricultural land. Changes can and do occur as a result of several factors including cropping practices, commodity prices and production costs.


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FOR SALE FOR SALE: 2003 Franklin 5th wheel, 42’ long triple axle with triple slide. Excellent condition, shedded in the winter. Central H/A, new tires, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Queen size bed, custom built storage. $20,000. For pictures and information, call Del at 580-652-2331. (4c5)

SPRING SALE Prices start at $99 1-800-833-4055

FOR SALE: Avaya phone system, 2 deluxe models, 3 simple models and one cordless headset; 2 office desks Hon gray metal U Workstations. Call Debbie Nordling at State Farm, 5448528. (2c6) -------------FOR SALE: Large kiln & small kiln, china painting supplies & dishes, patterns and books. Call 544-8860.(4c6)

FIREWOOD FOR SALE

jonesmonument.com

Oak, Piñon, Mesquite, Pecan & More

810 N. Kansas - Liberal, KS

Delivery & stacking available

JONES MONUMENT (6c7)

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

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

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217 N Jackson- Nice Brick Ranch, 3 bed/3 902 S. Harrison - Move in ready!!! 2 bed/1 b, full basement, fpl, fence, workshop...much, b, beautiful kitchen, wood floors and carpet, deck, paved patio, fence, cen H/A!! Great much more!! Call today!! starter home!! Call for appt!!

SOLD 2340 Road 20, Moscow - Beautiful Arkansas stone home, 4 bd/3 b, cen H/A, fpl, fin bsmt, 40 x 70 shop, much, much more!! All on 6+ acres! Call today for appt!!

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

621 S. Main St. - Downtown business location for sale. Equipment in building is negotiable. Call Darrin for details.

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124 S. Jefferson St. - 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath ranch 1505 S. Madison St. - Nice 4 bedroom/2 bath home style home. Home being sold as a short sale. on large corner lot. Very nice layout, 3 car garage with work shop attached to end garage. Bedroom 4 has access to garage. This is a must see. RACT

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904 S. Trindle St. - This nice ranch style home contains 2 living areas, updated kitchen, modern colors, enlarged deck, new fence and a bonus room with many possibilities. The living room and hall carpet will be replaced and some new guttering will be installed. Roof has new Heritage Shingles March 2012.

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

Lots in Spikes Addition 504 S. Wildcat Ct. 617 E. 4th

712 E. 5th St.

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

DARRIN HEWITT REALTOR® Associate

Shrimp fresh off the boat.

Call 1-251-923-9612 or 1-251-923-7261

(620) 428-1042 CELLULAR

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

Peeled, deveined & headed, ready to cook. Frozen in 5 lb. boxes, $7.00 a pound.

(620) 624-1212 BUSINESS

915 S. Jackson - 2 Bed/2 bath, partial bsmt, 45 x 24 Morton bldg, fence, cent H/A. Call for showing!!

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

HOME FOR SALE

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

$11, $9,9495 OBO95

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

201 6th Ave, Rolla Dallas Light (owner)

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

3 Bedrooms, 2-Car Garage, Large Shop, Travel Trailer Cement Pad for Hookups, Full Basement, Approximately 6 Acres. Please call David Light at 544-9763.

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

David Light 620-544-9763 Fax: 620-356-5462 Office: 620-356-5808 faulkner@pld.com

SOLD

CALL 620-544-3069

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

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

Feature Of The Week

KIWA N IS AU C TION March 29 & 30, 2013

www.FaulknerRealEstate.com

MANUFACTURED HOMES

Are you looking for a NEW HOME? HOME Ace 4 homes Guymon, Ok. has YOUR home.

TAKING CONSIGNMENTS

New, experienced, modular, service parts or anything to do with manufactured homes - We Can Do It! 352 Spotswood, Richfield- Ranch, 3 bed/1 b, cen heat, 150 x 300 lot. Good entry level/investment property! $38,000...Call for details!! Sellers are motivated!!

Call TODAY! We have 40+ years of experience.

CALL NOW 580-338-8553 806-339-2790 Alex Cell

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

Turn in your consignments to: Walter McClure 544-4202, Ron Brewer 544-8985 or any other Hugoton Kiwanis Club Member

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

307 N. Kansas, Suite 101 Liberal, KS 67901

darrin.hewitt@fbfs.com

CAMPER FOR SALE

2003 Coleman Caravan 26 ft. pull camper

1501 Road 9 - Very well maintained brick home on 3.7 acres only 3 miles from town. 5 bed/4 bath. New roof 2010. Hardwood floors & new carpet on main level in 2009. A/C unit and Furnace replaced in 2011. Double oven & microwave new in 2011, refrigerator & dishwasher 2.5 years old.

Karen Yoder- 544-4161 or Cellphone 544-3730 Chance Yoder - Salesperson Agricultural Land Residential & Commercial Specialist (tfc2)

Chance Yoder- Cellphone 544-1907

Karen Yoder

“Call Us For All Your Real Estate Needs”

FOR RENT

SATELLITE TV: Call JAY D’s Satellite for LOCAL service! New installs - upgrades - Dish Moves - Remotes. Dish and DirecTV 800-952-9634. www.jayd satellite.com. (tfc48) --------------NEED ONE ON ONE HELP?: Call your companion Nina Wright 623-308-0884 or between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. call 620-544-7726. (1p7) ---------------

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

CARD OF THANKS THANK YOU We would like to Thank Dr. Sam, Dr McGroarty, the entire Hospital staff and Pioneer Manor for the excellent care our mother Esther Schroeder received. We appreciate all the prayers, cards, flowers, food and memorials sent during our time of sadness. What a caring community! Kim R. Schroeder Family Dennis C. Schroeder Family Loyd D. Schroeder Family

THANK YOU We, the family of Shawn Harris, would like to express our gratitude to all of those who have helped us during this time. Our appreciation to: Pastor Michael and Jola Taylor and our church family at Faith Community Church for the food, the effort, the understanding and the love and to Pastor Ben Coats and the Assembly of God Church for providing their facility for the service. To all of our other friends and family who have fed us, comforted us, offered your time and your tears and most of all, your presence and your prayers, thank you. May the God who has so blessed us, in you, bless you in your life. Come to church and worship with us, Him, who gave all, for all.

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Sunflower Plaza

• Must be 62 or disabled to qualify • Rent based on adjusted income • All electric appliances • Coin-operated laundry facilities • NO yard work MORE!!

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

GARAGE SALE GARAGE SALE: 108 S. Lincoln Saturday, February 16, 8:00 a.m. - ? Misc., Furniture, Jewelry, Bunkbed. ---------------

Visit us online! hugotonhermesnews.com

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DON’T FORGET! Classified Ad Deadline: Mondays 5:00 p.m.

ced! Redu e c i r P

603 Fifth Street in Rolla

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

620-544-5499 or 620-428-2929

SUPPORT GROUPS 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 drink(tfc1) ing. Call 544-8633. ---------------

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

AL-Anon Family Group

Pioneer Manor Family Support Group

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

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

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

BUSINESS and PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY S

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

Alan D. Higgins, Owner

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

FOR SALE BY OWNER

Three 1-bedroom apartments

HOME REPAIR & LAWN CARE

WANTED

FOR SALE BY OWNER

Chance Yoder

SERVICES OFFERED

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STORAGE SPACE AVAILABLE

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DANNER PLUMBING

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

308-383-1985 Master Plumber in Hugoton

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OD’s SHOP

Hwy 51 East 620-544-4492 620-544-9299 620-544-2212

See YOUR ad here! THIS SPACE FOR RENT Call 620-544-4321 or email hermesma@pld.com today!

620-544-1517

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

Your Snapper Dealer

STOR-A-LOT

LAWN PRO Will Schnittker

FDT ELECTRIC

Small Engine Repair

620-428-6063 113 S Main, Hugoton (tfc)

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600 E. 11th

IN STOCK *Carpet *Tile *Laminate *Vinyl

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544-5915 or 544-7776

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

Call 620-544-4321 or email hermesma@pld.com


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Ag Wise

Wrangler 4-H Club competes in Model Meeting The Wrangler 4-H Club met for their February meeting at the County 4-H Club Day February 2. The club competed in a model meeting. Kaitlyn Dobie served as President and called the meeting to order. Parliamentary procedures that were drawn to include in the

meeting were “point of order”, “amendment to the main motion,” and “refer to a committee”. The club received a blue award for the model meeting. Several Wrangler 4-H’ers competed in individual events. The next regular meeting will be March 4. By Jacob Bell.

The Wrangler 4-H Club gathers around the judges after competing in a model meeting at the County 4-H Club Day.

Sniff out a bargain in the Classifieds!

Give Us A Call at 544-4321

Pate Agency, LP

Market Report

The Crop Insurance Specialists

At the Close Tuesday Brought to you by:

Wheat . . . . . . . . . . . .7.32 Milo . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.76 Corn . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.31 Soybeans . . . . . . . .13.56

Don Beesley, Agent

Office: 620-544-8068 Cell: 620-544-6888 Equal Opportunity Provider

Jordan Air Inc. We appreciate our local farmers SPRAYING - SEEDING - FERTILIZING

Co mple te Ae ri al Applica tio n

Joshua Morris, Stevens County Extension Agent A.N.R. jcmorris@ksu.edu office: 620-544-4359

Factors in Wind Erosion Potential on Sparsely Covered Soil Some wheat stands, especially in parts of western Kansas, are thin or poorly developed this year due to dry conditions. This increases the potential for wind erosion during the winter and early spring months, when wind erosion rates are often at their highest. When vegetation is insufficient, ridges and large soil clods (or aggregates) are frequently the only means of controlling erosion on large areas. Roughening the land surface with ridges and clods reduces the wind velocity and traps drifting soils. A cloddy soil surface will absorb more wind energy than a flat, smooth surface. Better yet, a soil surface that is both ridged and cloddy will absorb even more wind energy and be even more effective in reducing the potential for wind erosion. Soil crusts and frozen ground also can increase resistance of the surface soil to wind forces, but this effect is only temporary and should not be relied on for erosion control. Crosswind Ridges Crosswind ridges are formed by tilling or planting across the prevailing wind erosion direction. If erosive winds show no seasonal or annual prevailing direction, this practice has limited protective value. In Kansas, the prevailing winds in the winter are from the north, and in early spring the prevailing winds are from the south. Crosswind ridges at this time of year, therefore, should be in an east-west direction to protect from both northerly and southerly winds. Month Prevailing Wind Erosion Direction, Goodland

January NNW February NNW March NNW April NNW May SSE June S July SSE August SSE September S October NNW November NNW Tillage implements can form ridges and depressions that alter wind velocity. The depressions also trap saltating soil particles and stop avalanching of eroding material downwind. However, soil ridges protrude higher into the turbulent wind layer and are subject to greater wind forces. Therefore, it is important that cloddiness on top of the ridge is sufficient to withstand the added wind force, otherwise they will quickly erode, and the beneficial effects will be lost. Ridging sandy soils, for example, is of little value because the ridges of sand are erodible and soon leveled by the wind. Soil Aggregates and “Cloddiness” Clod-forming tillage produces aggregates or clods that are large enough to resist the wind force and trap smaller moving particles. They are also stable enough to resist breakdown by abrasion throughout the wind erosion season. If clods are large and stable enough, as smaller particles are removed or trapped, the surface becomes stable or “armored” against erosive action. The duration of protection depends on the resistance of the clods to abrasion or changes in the wind direction. Of the factors that affect the size and stability of soil aggregates, most notable is soil texture. Sandy or coarsetextured soils lack sufficient

amounts of silt and clay to bind particles together to form aggregates. Such soils form a single-grain structure or weakly cemented clods, a condition that is quite susceptible to erosion by wind. Loams, silt loams, and clay loams tend to consolidate and form stable aggregates that are more resistant to erosive winds. Clays and silty clays are subject to fine granulation and more subject to erosion. Many other factors also affect aggregate consolidation and stability — climate, including moisture; compaction; organic matter; lime; microorganism activity; and other cementing materials. Any process that reduces soil consolidation also increases erodibility. The persistence of aggregates is greatly affected by the climatic process of wetting and drying, freezing and thawing, or freeze-drying, which generally disintegrates clods and increases erodibility. Mechanical action, such as

tillage, animal or machine traffic, and abrasion by saltating soil particles also can affect cloddiness. Tillage may either increase or decrease clods at the surface, depending on the soil condition in the tilled layer and the type and speed of the implement. Repeated tillage usually pulverizes and smooths dry soils and increases their erodibility, especially if done with implements that have an intensive mechanical action, such as tandem disks, offset disks, or harrows. Soil water at the time of tillage also has a decided effect on cloddiness. Research has found that different soils have differing water contents at which soil pulverization is most severe. If the soil is extremely dry or extremely moist, smaller clods are produced than at intermediate water contents. —John Tatarko, Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS —DeAnn Presley, Soil Management Specialist

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The Stevens County 4-H Club Day took place Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the Hugoton Middle School. Results of the Club Day events are as follows: Model Meetings: Top Blue - Cloverleaf Cowboys; Blue Heartland; Blue - Wranglers Project Talks – Junior Division: Top Blue - Zachary Willis; Intermediate Division: Top Blue - Jacob Bell; Top Blue - Megan Newlon; Top Blue - Raegan Hinds; Blue - Emma McClure; Blue Garrette Hinds; Red - McKenzie Hinds; Red - Brooke Hinds; Red - Adyson Gooch Public Speaking – Senior Division: Top Blue - Megan Bryan Demonstrations and Illustrated Talks – Junior Division: Top Blue - Allison Goode; Intermediate Division: Top Blue - Rebecca Johnson and Cody Mills; Top Blue - Jacob Bell; Top Blue Megan Newlon; Blue - Lacey Brecheisen; Senior Division: Top Blue Landon Brecheisen; Top Blue - Logan Brecheisen; Top Blue - Megan Bryan Readings – Junior Division: Top Blue - Claudia Clark; Blue - Catie Gooch; Blue - Emmett Gaskill; Blue -

Do you have a great idea for a theme for the Stevens County Fair? If so, you could win $25.00! Submit your idea to: Stevens County Fair Association PO Box 356 Hugoton KS 67951 or email to stvnfair@pld.com Include your name and address.

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Micaiah Russell; Red - Jordyn Beard; Intermediate Division: Top Blue - Rebecca Johnson; Blue - Claire Clark; Blue - Ashlyn Schechter; Blue - Megan Newlon; Senior Division: Top Blue - Sarah Johnson; Blue - Elizabeth Johnson; Blue - Maggie White Music Instrumental Solos – Junior Division: Top Blue - Emmett Gaskill; Top Blue - Jayce Heger; Blue Jewels Kraisinger; Intermediate Division: Top Blue Rebecca Johnson; Top Blue Casle Heger; Blue - Frances Gaskill; Blue - Megan Newlon; Blue - Britta Beesley; Blue - Ashlyn Schechter; Blue - Dawn Russell; Blue Vivian Titus; Blue - McKenzie Hagman; Red - Brionna Beard; Senior Division: Top Blue - Brady Heger; Top Blue - Sarah Johnson; Blue - Elizabeth Johnson Vocal Talent – Intermediate Division: Top Blue Montana Beesley; Top Blue Sydney Beesley; Blue - Toby McClure Vocal Solo – Junior Division: Top Blue - Claudia Clark; Intermediate Division: Top Blue - Claire Clark Vocal Ensemble – Intermediate Division: Top Blue 7 For Christ Chorus – Intermediate Division: Top Blue - Cloverleaf Cowboys 4-H Club Skit – Senior Division: Top Blue - Cloverleaf Cowboys 4-H Club Congratulations to everyone. Top Blue ribbon winners are eligible to perform their presentations at Regional 4-H Club Day at Ulysses March 2. Anyone interested in learning more about 4-H may contact the Extension Office at 544-4359, or stop by the office at 114 E. Fifth in Hugoton.

Ag Sales team places third at the FFA Ag Communications Contest recently. Members are, left to right, Landon Brecheisen, Jackie Garcia, Austin Nordyke, Jessica Harper, Reed Rome, Alyson Kiley and Tyler Goode. Photo courtesy of Les McNally.

The Prepared Public Speaking team consists of Zachery Pearson, Mariah Reynolds and Nic Evans. Hugoton FFA Public Speaking placed second in the District contest. Zachary placed sixth, Nic eighth and Mariah eleventh. Photo courtesy of Les McNally.

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February 14, 2013  

Official Newspaper of Stevens County

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