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Volume 126, Number 9

Thursday, February 28, 2013

14 Pages, 70 Cents Plus Tax Per Copy

Mr. HHS Competition is March 7

At left snow covered the area Thursday morning following a huge snowstorm that left much of Kansas under a foot of snow. Hugoton didn’t get as much as other parts of the state but what landed was much appreciated. Above Kenny Burrows of the City of Hugoton is keeping very busy Thursday morning trying to keep the sidewalks clear of snow.

USD 210 competes for Monsanto grant USD 210 is competing for a $25,000 grant sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The Americas Farmers Grow Rural Education grant is a way for farmers to positively impact their communities by supporting their local The grant is schools. awarded to schools who receive the most nominations from farmers.

Funds awarded will be used to impact math and science education. The nomination process is simple. Eligible farmers can fill out a short nomination form at or by calling 1-877-267-3332. Please help impact math and science education by nominating USD 210.

Commissioners deal with a variety from pools to chickens The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session Tuesday morning, February 19, 2013 instead of Monday due to it being Presidents’ Day. Commissioners David Bozone and Pat Hall were present. James Bell was absent. Also present were County Counselor Bob Johnson, County Clerk Pam Bensel and RoGlenda Coulter from The Hugoton Hermes. The following is just an agenda for the day with a few of the unofficial highlights. Official minutes will be published at a later date. Commissioners had a

fairly light day scheduled with only Rodney Kelling, JC Cantrell and Susan Schulte on the agenda, but they had some changes. Before Rodney came in Greg and Sherri Morris came in to talk about the cost of the therapy pool being talked about. They thought it was extremely high for the size it would be. Commissioners said that they were still looking into the matter, but did agree it is very expensive. Tom Robb also popped in to get signatures for right-of-ways. After much discussion with Mr. Robb the signatures were given,

Proposed bill targets oil and gas depletion fund Kansas Legislature research staff released information January 10, 2013 indicating Kansas is facing a budget gap of approximately $267 million. The federal government is currently confronting a wellpublicized, and rapidly climbing deficit in the trillions. Republicans, Democrats and Independents agree: something’s got to give. Kansas Senate’s Committee on Ways and Means is reviewing Senate Bill 206 “SB 206”, introduced by Senator Larry Powell, that could potentially add an estimated $14.7 million to the state’s General Fund in fiscal year 2014, and $15.4 million in fiscal year 2015. However, these funds would come from abolishing the Oil and Gas Valuation Depletion Trust Fund and seriously impact 63 counties dependant on the oil and gas

industry in western Kansas including Stevens. Since the inception of the severance tax in the early 1980s, billions of dollars have been generated by Stevens County and other gas and oil producing counties for the State General Fund. At the same time, the “Hugoton Field” has been significantly depleted and will eventually be completely emptied. The Oil and Gas Valuation Depletion Trust Fund was established to help absorb the loss of valuation and offset huge property tax increases. The proposed legislation would cause great economic harm to Stevens County and the 62 other counties who contributed to the Trust Fund. Stevens County and nine other counties are represented in the Kansas Senate by Larry Powell. Continued to page 4

as this was a matter already voted on before. They then asked if it would be possible for them to get a tour of Abengoa. Tom said this would be no problem and a date was set for the next commissioners’ meeting, March 4, after lunch. Bob Johnson informed the group that if the commissioners gather together, the press has the right to be present. Tom said this would be ok but with no pictures allowed. JC and Tony Martin came in to talk about the Road and Bridge department. Tony will be taking JC’s place around March 12, 2013. Bob offered his congratulations to Tony for his new position. Rodney Kelling needed to go into executive session with the commissioners when he came in. Following the exec, Rodney asked permission to get a credit card for fuel and emergency needs mostly for the ambulances when they have to go out

of town. What they have now only covers Phillips 66 and they are getting few and far between. Motion was made and passed to allow Rodney to get some other cards from Citizens State Bank. Rodney will monitor the card use closely but expects no Continued to page 3

The Hugoton High School National Honor Society would like to invite the community of Hugoton to attend the fifth annual Mr. HHS Contest, which will be Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium. NHS has put together the Mr. HHS competition for the past five years as a fundraiser for families in Hugoton. In previous years, proceeds have gone to families affected by cancer and the Stevens County Relay for Life. This year proceeds will go to Amy Harper, Harold Mueller and Vic Watkins. There is an admission price to the event. Attendees will also have the opportunity to donate by

voting throughout the evening for Mr. Congeniality. This can be done by placing money in jars with the participants’ photos on them. The contestant earning the most money will be crowned Mr. Congeniality. Judges will also select a Mr. HHS, First Prince and Second Prince. Please come out and support the gentlemen for an eventful and fun evening. If you or your business would like to make a donation which will go directly to the Mueller and Watkins families, you may drop it by the high school office or email Chelle Leininger ( to arrange for pick up. Thank you for your support!

Trumpet soloist Scott Brookins performs at Nazarene Church Trumpet soloist Scott Brookins, of Colorado Springs, Co. will perform a variety of music including Jazz, Inspirational, and Praise and Worship at Hugoton Church of the Nazarene located at 500 South Van Buren Street March 3, 2013 at 10:45 a.m. In his International ministry, Brookins performs across the United States, Central and Eastern Europe, and Africa in churches, prisons, schools and orphanages. Brookins has performed on television programs,

February 11, five Hugoton youth competed in the International Pancake Day competition in Liberal. Faith Beesley placed second in the tiny tot division; Sydney Beesley third place in the junior division; and Moriah Rome and

and his music can be heard on radio stations across the United States and Eastern Europe. Before entering the ministry, Brookins was a professional musician for over 16 years. He has performed with various entertainers including Glen Campbell, Mary Wells, The Platters and George Shearing. He was also a featured soloist and lead trumpet player while serving in the United States Air Force Band. Everyone is invited to come.

Abby Crawford first place in the Liberal dance troup; Moriah Rome also placed second in the senior division. Also pictured is Montana Beesley. Photo courtesy of Renee Beesley.

City Council discusses replacement of street repair equipment The Hugoton City Council convened for a special meeting Monday, February 25, 2013 at the council meeting room at 5:15 p.m. Present at the meeting were City Inspector Tony Martin, Electrical System Supervisor Gary Rowden, Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke and Councilmen Mike Eshbaugh, Gary Baughman, Kim Harper and Greg Gill. Also attending were City Attorney Wayne R. Tate, Chief of Police Courtney Leslie, Hazel Allen, Mabel Harmon, Judy Lynch, Roger Lynch, Ber-

nice Omo, Earl Omo, Warren Willis, Amanda Willis, Mike Willis and Hugoton Hermes reporter Ruthie Winget. Councilman Bob Mason was absent. The council planned to consider the ordinance to rezone lots 9 and 10 in Block 85 for Warren Willis. However, the ordinance must be approved by four out of five councilmen because of the opposition of the landowners of the surrounding property. Since one of the councilmen was absent, the matter was postponed until the regular

city council meeting which is scheduled for March 11, 2013 at 5:15 p.m. The motion was passed to accept Ordinance No. 795 which is the Standard Traffic Ordinance. They also passed Ordinance 976 which is the Uniform Public Offense Code. Attorney Tate stated these ordinances are updated on an annual basis. Paul Nordyke reported to the council the need for replacement of street equipment. The City of Hugoton needs an electric oil heater and a chip spreader for

street maintenance. Paul stated that to contract a company to repair the same amount of streets that was done last year, it would cost aproximately $25,000. Spending that amount every year would buy a lot of equipment. The council asked him to check on prices and bids before the next meeting if possible. The council went into Executive Session to discuss city inspector interviews. The meeting then adjourned until March 11, 2013 at 5:15 p.m.

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Kansans be wary of budget high jinks Dear Editor “You can fool all the people by H. Edward Flentje some of the time, and some of the (submitted by Mark K. Crawford people all the time, but you can not fool all the people all the time.” Superintendent of Hugoton Schools) This quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln may not have inspired a celebration of Presidents hind closed doors without disclosing Day last week but aptly characterizes what businesses pay for ALEC’s the budgetary high jinks being played “model legislation.” on Kansans in their state Capitol these In their report, “Selling Snake Oil to days. the States,” Iowa finance experts led February 17, Dion Lefler of The by University of Iowa professor Peter Eagle reported that Gov. Sam Brown- Fisher document how Laffer manipuback had been using phony numbers lates his data to reach the erroneous in talks throughout the state to justify conclusion that elimination of income state income-tax cuts. State spending taxes will spur economic growth. They is going up, not down, as the governor use Laffer’s own numbers to show that has alleged, and the governor’s figures his policy prescriptions, primarily for past spending were off by $2 bil- lower taxes, when analyzed accurately, lion. Brownback also continues to spin have no significant relationship to the facts on education spending, ac- growth in state gross domestic product cording to the report. nor to growth in private-sector employThen, Monday, Brownback’s budget ment. Further, Laffer’s prescriptions director, a former consultant to Amer- actually show a negative correlation icans for Prosperity, fell on his sword with growth in per capita income. In and apologized for giving the governor other words, following the tax-cut one of the faulty numbers. gospel may contribute to lowering per Added to this flimflam, Brownback’s capita income over time. tax-cut guru, Arthur Laffer, recently The Iowa researchers also take aim was accused of cooking the books in at another assertion, drawn again his “Rich States, Poor States” report, from Laffer and spouted repeatedly by the gospel used by Brownback and lib- Brownback, that Kansans are leaving ertarian ideologues to justify elimina- the state because of state income tion of state income taxes. Laffer’s taxes. The Iowans conclude “that taxes tax-cut dogma is published and ac- have little to do with migration” and tively promoted by the American Leg- that Laffer’s work is based on “unsupislative Exchange Council, a ported assertions and spurious corretax-exempt vehicle used by U.S. busi- lations.” nesses to influence the nation’s goverThis devastating critique of Laffer’s nors and legislators on policy such as pabulum further challenges Brownstate income taxes. ALEC operates be-

back’s belief that eliminating income taxes will be “a shot of adrenaline into the heart of the Kansas economy.” On top of this bunkum, Brownback has unleashed an array of budgetary trickery to plug the self-inflicted hole created by ill-advised cuts in income-tax rates and elimination of income taxes on businesses. Brownback offers, for example, bait and switch. The bait: cut and eliminate income taxes. The switch: raise sales taxes by $262 million, raise income taxes by $231 million on homeowners who deduct mortgage interest and property taxes, and stiff the highway fund for another $245 million. An additional litany of shell games – as in “first you see it, then you don’t” – is proposed in the governor’s budget as he retreats from adequate funding of core state services and abandonment of prior state commitments. All this tomfoolery undermines the integrity of state finance as well as the credibility of Brownback as he pursues his all-in experiment to eliminate state income taxes based on untested dogmas. Kansans should be wary of his claims, grip tightly onto their pocketbooks, and prepare to hold him and his legislative allies accountable for their taxing and spending shenanigans. by H. Edward Flentje (submitted by Mark K. Crawford Superintendent of Schools) H. Edward Flentje is a professor at Wichita State University. Wichita Eagle

WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ Don’t forget! Get your flu shot at the Stevens County Health Department. Call 544-7177 for more information. Pioneer Manor residents play Bingo at 2:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Community members are invited to volunteer or play a game with the residents! AL-ANON Family Group meets at 1405 Cemetery Road Mondays and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. Call 620544-2610 or 620-544-2854 for more information. CELEBRATE RECOVERY every Monday night 6:308:00 p.m. at Assembly of God Fellowship Hall, 138 S. Main in Hugoton. HUGOTON LIONS CLUB meets every Second and Fourth Thursday of the month at Memorial Hall at 7:00 p.m. HUGOTON MASONIC LODGE #406 AF&AM meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Friday afternoons - Stevens County Library will show a movie for community children from 3:35 to 5:00 p.m. Contact Stacey at the SCL for more information 620-544-2301. 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 620428-1487 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 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 kansas 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 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 28 - Garden City Community College will host a Fine Arts Day. High school students are eligible for scholarships in Vocal Music, Piano, Instrumental Music, Drama, Media, Creative Writing and Art & Design. Register at or by contacting Kathy Kohls at 620276-9540. Please register by February 27. - 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 March 1 - Deadline to apply for an internship with Senator Jerry Moran’s office for summer 2013. Applications are available at www. under the “Services” section. Submit required materials - completed application, resume, academic transcipt, two letters of recommendation and a cover letter - to internships@moran.senate.

gov. March 1 and 2 - Garden City Community College’s Art Club will stage their seventh annual “Six by Six” art show and sale, offering the public a chance to obtain low-cost, high-quality works of art. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the Mercer Gallery, in the west wing of the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Building. For more information, call 620276-9536. - The production of Garden City’s Steel Magnolias will take place at the State Theatre in Garden City at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Garden City Rec at 310 N. 6th street. For more information about this production call 620-276-1200, e-mail brian.seagraves@, or stop in at 310 N Sixth. March 2 - Garden City Community College will offer a one-day Kansas Concealed Carry course from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the John Collins Vocational Building. Completion of the course meets training requirements to qualify for a Kansas Concealed Carry permit. Pre-registration is available by contacting or 620-276-9629 or visiting March 3 - Hugoton Baptist Church will host services at Pioneer Manor at 3:00 p.m. - The production of Garden City’s Steel Magnolias will take place at the State Theatre in Garden City at 2:30 p.m. March 4

Stevens County Fire Department and Ambulance Report Stevens County Emergency Services run activity February 18 through February 24. Fire Department Hugoton Station Monday, February 18 5:35 a.m. called to 337 Road 10 for a structure fire. Monday, February 18 11:10 a.m. called to Road 20 between Roads V and W for a vehicle fire. Tuesday, February 19 11:13 a.m. called to Road R and Road 25 for a four wheel

ATV accident. Wednesday, February 20 5:56 a.m. called to Highway 25 and Road V for a power pole on fire. Fire Department Moscow Station Monday, February 18 11:10 a.m. called to Road 20 between Roads V and W for a vehicle fire. Ambulance Activity Two medical runs, four transfers and one ATV accident.

- Stevens County Commissioners will meet in the Commissioners’ Room at the Stevens County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. March 5 - Saint Francis Community Services will offer a free tenweek class for those who wish to become foster parents at the St. Francis office, 2330 N. Kansas, Suite 4 in Liberal from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. To register, call Alice Gregory at 620-440-1553 or visit - St. Catherine Hospice will sponsor a free educational grief workshop “Handling Holidays & Other Special Occasions” from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Catherine Hospice conference room, 602 N. Sixth St. in Garden City. March 6 - Farm Bureau Financial Services will host a free financial workshop at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave. in Garden City, beginning at 12:00 noon. RSVP to Jeff Ramsey at 620-5444303 or 620-544-2777. - Anyone ages 21-39 and “rural by choice” is encouraged to attend the PowerUp Day on the Hill in Topeka.

Obituaries James Nordyke Former Hugoton resident James Elias Nordyke, 76, a devoted husband, father and grandfather, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa, Ok.

He was born August 6, 1936 in Hugoton, to Wayne Charles Nordyke and Doris Marie (Ridpath) Nordyke Betsworth. Jim served in the Navy from 1955 to 1961. June 4 1955, he married Shirley Ann Perry in Hugoton. March 29, 1986, he and Ginger Honn were married in Tulsa. He was semi-retired, but kept busy working as a cart mechanic at Meadowbrook Country Club in Tulsa. Previously Mr. Nordyke worked in the car business for over 16 years at Don Thornton Ford as a service advisor and at Don Trentham Ford in Hugoton. Prior to that, he owned Jim’s Standard Service Station in Hugoton. Jim enjoyed playing golf, fishing and woodworking. He was a member of First Chris-

Billy Suddeth Friends and family gathered Tuesday afternoon to remember and honor Billy Dee Suddeth of Moscow. Mr. Suddeth passed from this life Thursday, February 21, 2013 at his residence at the age of 78.

The son of William Suddeth and the former Jewel Monk, he was born September 21, 1934 at Estelline, Tx. Bill moved to Hugoton in 1946 from Texas. He served in the Army. Bill worked for

HUGOTON POLICE REPORT Business Hours, Call 544-4959 After Hours, Call 544-2020 Monday, February 18, 2013 • Civil Standby, 300 Block of South Madison, Public Service, Officer Crane • Non Injury Accident, 600 Block of East Eleventh, No Report, Officer Crane • Dog Complaint, 1000 Block of West City Limits, Called the Owner, Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock, 200 Block of West Eleventh, Citizen Assist, Sergeant Johnson • Public Assist, 400 Block of South Jefferson, Public Service, Sergeant Johnson Tuesday, February 19, 2013 • Dog at Large, 700 Block of South Main, Dog Impounded, Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock, 1000 Block of South Washington, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane Wednesday, February 20, 2013 • Vehicle Unlock, 600 Block of South Jackson, Citizen Assist, Officer Lamatsch • Medical Assist, 400 Block of South Jefferson, Public Service, Officer Hagman • Domestic, 900 Block of South Coulter, Spoke to Subjects, Officer Hagman Thursday, February 21, 2013 • Criminal Damage to Property, 200 Block of South Main, Owner Didn’t Want Report, Officer Lamatsch • Vehicle Unlock, 200 Block of West Sixth, Citizen Assist, Officer Lamatsch

tian Church in Hugoton and was an active member of East Tulsa Christian Church in Tulsa. He was also a member of the Hugoton Masonic Lodge 406 since 1969. Survivors include his wife, Ginger; daughter Malissa Hicks and Tom of Hugoton; two sons, Scott Nordyke and Michelle and Derrick W. Nordyke; two brothers, Clinton D. Nordyke and wife Dixie and Billy E. Nordyke; six grandchildren, Nathan, Chelsea, Nicole, Ceara, Trista and Dylan; five great grandchildren, Isaac, Alexa, Grant, Garrison and Roslynn Elizabeth; four stepchildren, Kathy, Kristi, Billy and Kerri; ten stepgrandchildren, Blane, Brett, Stephanie, Christopher, Cory, Collin, Adam, Sarah, Josie and Sedona; and step great grandchild Tristan. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and sister Phyllis Jean Duncan. Funeral services are planned for Friday, March 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at First Christian Church in Hugoton with Pastor Randy Nash presiding. Burial will follow in the Hugoton Cemetery under the direction of Paul’s Funeral Home of Hugoton. Memorials have been established for Pheasant Heaven Charities. Memorials may be mailed to Paul’s Funeral Home, PO Box 236, Hugoton, Ks 67951 with memo - Nordyke. Viewing will be Thursday February 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at First Christian Church in Hugoton.

• Motorist Assist, Public Service, Officer Hagman Friday, February 22, 2013 • RP of Car Keyed, 300 Block of South Madison, Took Report, Officer Crane • Returned Dog to Owner, 1600 Block of South Washington, Public Service, Officer Crane Saturday, February 23, 2013 • Vehicle Unlock, 300 Block of South Polk, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Child in the Street, Eleventh and Harrison, Made Contact with the Parent, Officer Crane • Medical Assist, 600 Block of Trindle, Public Service, Officer Crane • Motorist Assist, 1000 Block of South Main, Public Service, Officer Crane • Civil Standby, 1700 Block of South Main, Public Service, Sergeant Johnson • Vehicle Unlock, 500 Block of South Harrison, Citizen Assist, Sergeant Johnson • Dog Chasing Child, 900 Block of South Coulter, Unable to Locate the Dog, Sergeant Johnson Sunday, February 24, 2013 • Medical Assist, 1000 Block of South Jackson, Public Service, Officer Crane • Medical Assist, 1700 Block of South Main, Public Service, Officer Crane • Domestic, 1000 Block of South Jackson, Took Report, Sergeant Johnson

the City of Hugoton as a electrician for 37 Years. Mr. Suddeth was a member of Moscow Baptist Church. He was a volunteer fireman for Moscow Fire Department and served on the Moscow City Council. April 12, 1959, he and Mary Lou Nelson were married in Lawton, Ok. She preceded him in death January 11, 2002. Later he married Christine Marie (Stoddard) Munson. They were married May 4, 2003 in Moscow. Survivors include his wife Christine Munson-Suddeth of Moscow; three sons, Gary Suddeth and Robert Suddeth, both of Hugoton and Allan Suddeth and wife Shonda of Kechi; his daughter Donna Rawlings and husband Rick of Pratt; stepson Steve Munson and wife Anita of Moscow; stepdaughter Darla Callantonio of Moscow; his brother Ceceil Suddeth and wife Becky of Fort Worth, Tx.; sister Dreda Ballard and husband Bill of Edmond, Ok.; his seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Mr. Suddeth was preceded in death by his parents William and Jewel Suddeth; first wife Mary Lou Suddeth; three brothers, Virgil, JC and Bobby; and three sisters, Ruby, Mary and Barbara. Funeral services were attended Tuesday afternoon, February 26, 2013 at Moscow Baptist Church with Pastor Larry Bradford presiding. Burial followed in Hugoton Cemetery under the direction of Paul’s Funeral Home of Hugoton. A memorial has been established for Moscow Baptist Church. Memorials may be mailed to Paul’s Funeral Home, PO Box 236, Hugoton, Ks 67951.

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Stevens County Commissioners Continued from page 1 problems. It will be for fuel and possibly tire or repairs only. They visited about Southwest Kansas Homeland Security and the importance for the commissioners to be up-to-date. Rodney extended the invitation to tour the Moscow and Hugoton stations. The resolution for the opposition of placing the Prairie Chicken on the endangered list in Stevens County was signed. Roger Lynch dropped by to tell the commissioners that he had been visiting with a large number of people who are very much in favor of building the therapy pool. He discussed the many benefits of the pool. The commissioners told Roger of the many extra expenses that would come with the pool as well as the big expense of installing it. Roger went on then to talk about that anyone wanting to build in the county, out of the city limits, must check with him so that underground utilities can be checked on and so forth. Susan Schulte came in with bids for the tables for the Memorial Hall. Motion was made and passed to go with the same tables as what is now in there. Susan also discussed some regulations that need clarified for the use of the hall. The commissioners agreed with her. Kim Schroeder will be leaving soon for his new job. He brought in a request that he be allowed to take the bookcases and desk that he built for his office in the courthouse. The commissioners went upstairs to look over the items. They talked about replacement costs and are going to look back to see how much was originally spent. The matter was tabled. Discussion of a completion time for the old manor project took place. There is no completion date as that Tony McBride is classed an employee for the county and not a general contractor for the project. Minutes were gone over and approved and meeting adjourned. Official minutes for February 4, 2013 The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with all members

present. Also present were County Counselor Bob Johnson, County Clerk Pam Bensel and RoGlenda Coulter from The Hugoton Hermes. Dave called the meeting to order. Pat moved to approve the minutes of the last meeting. Dave seconded. Motion carried. Pat moved to approve the county vouchers. Dave seconded. Motion carried. The clerk was instructed to draw warrants on the treasurer chargeable to the various funds of the county for the following amounts: General .. 619,166.10; Road & Bridge .. 148,945.50; Airport .. 5,504.43; Fair .. 62,125.00; Services for Elderly .. 97,015.00; Building .. 27,347.47; Employees Benefit .. 41,110.50; Noxious Weed .. 9,671.84; Diversion .. 1,709.04; Hospital Maint .. 1,150,000.00; Alcoholic Treatment .. 237.50; Community Health .. 25,311.78; Airport Grants .. 21,470.21; Employee’s P/R Misc W/H .. 184.30. Judge Kim Schroeder came in to ask about buying the furniture in his office which includes the desk, book shelf, credenza and chair, to take to Topeka with him. Commissioners asked Kim to get a value of the office furniture and let them know. Tony McBride and Ashley Fiss came in to discuss the Community Health Department, Physical Therapy and EMS bathroom project. Tony gave the commissioners bids for Health Department, Physical Therapy and EMS: Mechanic-plumbing and HVAC which excludes fire sprinkler comparison: Central Air Conditioning base bid $320,043.00; Alternate #l pool infstct $51,481.00; Alternate #2 hydro pool $ 4,261.00. Total $375,785.00 Rebar comparison - Midwest Steel – base bid $11,559.00; Alternate #1 pool infstrct $4,653.00, Alternate #2 hydro pool -0-Total $16,212.00 Concrete comparison McBride Construction – base bid $215,132.; Alternate #1 pool infstrct $ 31,272; Alternate #2 hydo pool -0-Total $246,404.00 Electrical comparison Davis Electric – base bid

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$314,306.00; Alternate #1 pool infstrct $21,193.00; Alternate #2 hydro pool $8,640.00; Total $344,139.00 Motion was made to accept the base bids for the project and a 5% contingency amount for possible change orders. Motion carried. Keith Rome came in to interview as a prospective board member for the Stevens County Hospital Board. He introduced himself and explained that he doesn’t know a lot about the hospital but has an interest in it. He says it is a very important part of the community and has had involvement with several of the board members. Commissioners and Bob asked him questions of concerns that the people might have. The commissioners thanked him for coming in and they appreciate his willingness to serve. Linda McCrary came in to interview as a prospective board member for the Stevens County Hospital Board. She introduced herself and explained her point of view of the hospital and Pioneer Manor. Commissioners and Bob asked her questions of concerns that the people might have. The commissioners thanked her for coming in and they appreciate her willingness to serve. Dale Noyes asked when Black Hills Energy will be getting the gas line in and hooked up. Bob said they’re working on it but doesn’t know when they will get the gas turned on. Tom Fuhrmann and Terry Lawhon met the new commissioner, Pat Hall, and discussed the appraisal hearing with Exxon Mobil. Pat asked Tom if he could explain the difference of the appraisal methodology in place value and market value. Ted Heaton came in to report for the Sheriff’s Department and to inform the commissioners that he will be putting in for another bid on a pickup. Phillip Willis came in to have papers signed for the annual report of Noxious Weed, the nomination for Phillip Willis as Weed Supervisor and the Black-footed ferret law. Motion was made and passed to go into executive session for non-elected personnel for 15 minutes with County Counselor Robert Johnson present. Pete Earles, Neal Gillespie, Brian Hemann, Mike Eshbaugh, Wayne Tate, Gary Baughman, Jack Rowden, Kim Harper, Bob Mason, Paul Nordyke and Tom Hicks discussed land acquisition. Motion was made and passed to go into executive session for land acquisition with County Counselor Robert Johnson, Pete Earles, Neal Gillespie, Brian Hemann, Mike Eshbaugh, Wayne Tate, Gary Baughman, Jack Rowden, Kim Harper, Bob Mason, Paul Nordyke and Tom Hicks present. Motion was made to go back into executive session for another 30 minutes for land acquisition with the same group of people present. Motion carried. Meeting reconvened at 11:30am. Jim moved to reappoint Dave Bozone to the Cimarron Basin Corrections Advisory Board. Pat seconded. Motion

carried. JC Cantrell came in to talk about the road projects for 2013. He informed the commissioners that the materials are starting to come in for the projects. The commissioners were informed that Janie Gaskill is interested in the lots south of town at the Pioneer Addition. Motion was made to go into executive session for non-elected personnel for ten minutes with County Counselor Robert Johnson and Pam Bensel present. Motion carried. Motion was made and carried to go into executive session for land acquisition for five minutes with County Counselor Robert Johnson present. Megan Sullivan, Ashley Fiss and Tony McBride came in to discuss the importance of the therapy pool for Physical Therapy. Megan explained how the pool works for the individual patients. It would be a great benefit for the patients. Pat asked Tony McBride to check into a gas boiler instead of an electric one for the pool. Motion was made to appoint Keith Rome to the Hospital Board. Motion carried. Paula Rowden explained where the revenue monies are received from for the Community Health Department. She explained that the State of Kansas will help the Health Department collect the unpaid bills. Motion was made to allow Paula to turn the unpaid bills for the Community Health Department over to the State of Kansas to withhold from individuals state withholding taxes. Motion was made and passed to go into executive session for non-elected personnel for 20 minutes with County Counselor Robert Johnson and JC Cantrell present. Motion carried. Commissioners decided to meet Thursday, February 7, 2013 to interview candidates for the Road Supervisor position. Commissioners discussed changing the amount per lot from $4,000.00 to $6,000.00 in the Pioneer Addition. No action taken. By motion the Board adjourned. February 7, 2013 Chairman Dave Bozone called a special meeting at 7:00 p.m. for the evening of February 7, 2013 with all members present. Also present was County Clerk Pam Bensel. The commissioners are interviewing for the Stevens County Road Supervisor position. Motion was made and carried to go into executive session for non-elected personnel for 30 minutes with Tony Martin present. Motion was made to go into executive session for non-elected personnel for 30 minutes with Jeff Cox present. Motion carried. Motion was made and passed to go into executive session for non-elected personnel for 30 minutes with Billy Bell present. Dave decided to meet again February 11, 2013 so the commissioners could think about the interviews for a few days. By motion the Board adjourned.

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Snow stacked up on a blue spruce shows Hugoton got some much needed moisture Thursday morning.

A nice fresh beautiful blanket of snow covers the ground with white Thursday. It looked like it would stay all day, but as usual, stick around in Stevens County very long, and the weather will completely turn around in a few hours. By that afternoon the sun was back out. It was certainly appreciated for a while.

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Young cheerleaders practice their routine at the Hugoton Recreation Commission before their performance at the Hugoton High School bas-

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Hugoton first and second grade girls learn valuable skills at the recent Basketball Clinic hosted at the Hugoton Recreation Commission.

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Senator Powell is a member of the Committee on Ways and Means and introduced this bill to the Senate February 14, 2013. The Ways and Means Committee includes Chair Ty Masterson of Andover, Vice Chair Senator Jim Denning of Overland Park, Ranking Minority Member Laura Kelly of Topeka, and Senators Steve Abrams of Arkansas City, Tom Arpke of Salina, Steve Fitzgerald of Leavenworth, Marci Francisco of Lawrence, Dan Kerschen of Garden Plain, Jeff Melcher of Leawood and Michael O’Donnell of Wichita. The bill’s short title is “abolishing the oil and gas valuation depletion trust fund; allowing the counties to retain funds already in such county’s oil and gas valuation depletion trust fund.” SB 206 is currently under review by the Committee on Ways and Means. The Oil and Gas Valuation Depletion Trust Fund was organized in fiscal year 2009, with its first transfer of funds occurring in October 2009. Counties with $100,000 or more in receipts of the excise tax on the severance and production of oil and gas are eligible for monies to be deposited in the fund. Beginning with fiscal year 2009, 4.96% of mineral severance tax moneys in eligible counties was deposited; in FY 2010, the amount increased to 7.44%; in FY 2011, the amount was 9.93% and from FY 2012 and thereafter, the amount stands at 12.41%. The purpose of the oil and gas valuation depletion trust

fund is to protect the mineral interest property tax base of counties dependant on severance tax revenue from large gas wells, such as Stevens County. The fund is tremendously important to many southwest Kansas counties, as several rely heavily on oil and gas valuations. In 2011, gas valuations made up 80 percent of Stevens County’s total valuation. If that isn’t dramatic enough, Stevens County contributed $1.2 million into their account from the fund’s inception in 2009 until 2011. When a county’s oil and gas valuations fall below 50% of the base value - determined in 2006 - for two consecutive years, the county is eligible to receive 20% of the funds deposited into the oil and gas valuation depletion trust fund. As difficult as it is to believe, a few counties in this area are already eligible to receive money from the trust fund. In Stevens County, the base value was set at $328,441,694. Therefore, when the county’s oil and gas valuation falls to $164,220,847, Stevens County will be eligible to receive funds. Stevens County’s valuation for 2012 was 61% of the base value at $197,476,007 - only $33,255,160 above the level necessary to receive the funds earmarked to protect the county’s valuation. In other words, Stevens County could potentially need the Oil and Gas Valuation Depletion Trust Fund in the next few years. The Kansas House of Representatives and the Kansas Senate have tried to redirect

monies from the trust fund to go toward other purposes. This process has been likened to taking money from a child’s piggy bank to spend it on something for yourself. Despite numerous attempts, the legislation has been killed several times in past years. However, the Thirty-Ninth District’s voices are now lost among the hubbub of budget cuts and tax increases. Kansas Senate’s Ways and Means Committee and the Federal and State Affairs Committee can pass bills at any time, so be sure to keep an eye on SB 206 by following it at or Open View the full text of the bill at and search “SB 206”. You can also contact Senator Larry Powell by email at Contact Representative Steve Alford by email at j.stephen.alford@house.ks. gov, by calling 785-296-7696 or by writing 4179 East Road 19, Ulysses, Ks. 67880; Representative Russell Jennings by emailing russ.jennings@, calling 785-2967196 or writing PO Box 295, Lakin, Ks. 67860; Representative Don Hineman by emailing, calling 785-296-7636 or writing 116 South Longhorn Road, Dighton, Ks. 67839 or Representative John Doll by emailing, calling 785-296-7380 or writing 2927 Cliff Place, Garden City, Ks. 67846. You can find information about other Kansas legislators

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Homeowners know that no home is perfect. Sometimes a home's biggest issue can be relatively small and easy to fix, while other issues are more substantial and require a bit more time and money. Drafts around the house fall somewhere in the middle of that spectrum. Though not necessarily difficult or costly to fix, drafts can be an uncomfortable nuisance and may require a little more elbow grease than more minor issues around a house. The following are a few ways homeowners can address drafts around the house. * Check the fireplace. Homeowners with a fireplace might be inviting drafts in through their favorite feature. If the damper on the fireplace is open, drafts will

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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)


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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.

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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.



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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

enter the home. Simply close the damper and the home will likely get a lot less drafty. * Check for gaps around windows and doors. The most likely culprit if a home is drafty is gaps around windows and doors. Windows and doors that aren't properly sized are no doubt inviting drafts into the home. The solution to this problem doesn't have to break the bank. Instead of replacing old windows and doors, use weather stripping and press it into the gaps around the frame. This can block drafts, and you should be able to notice an immediate difference. * Hang heavier curtains or drapes. Another way to address

a drafty room is to hang thick curtains or drapes in front of the window. The heavier the material, the more effective it will be at keeping cold air from circulating around the room. * Inspect the attic. If your home has an attic, that oft-forgotten room upstairs might be the source of the home's drafts. When a home is heated, the air inside that home is pressurized, driving that air through ceiling penetrations and into the attic. This creates leaks that allow warmth to escape the house while inviting colder air in. Plug any air leaks into the attic, which should eliminate drafts as well as condensation.

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Maravilla - Holler Alayna and Amadeus Holler proudly announce that their parents, Brian Holler and Rosa Maravilla, are getting married April 20, 2013 in Liberal. Proud parents are Alvaro and Leticia Maravilla of Hugoton, Kevin Holler of Pennsylvania and Carmen Herrera of Texas.

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Frederick Douglass: An inspirational figure in African-American history Influential and inspirational figures abound throughout African-American history. One of the more notable such figures is the abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass, who was born into slavery but would grow up to become a noted intellectual and ardent supporter of causes ranging from the abolition of slavery to women's rights to Irish rule. Born in Talbot County, Maryland around 1818 (the exact year of Douglass' birth is unknown), Douglass' mother was a slave and his father likely a white plantation owner. Douglass was separated from his mother at a very young age, a practice that was not uncommon at the time, and sent to live with his maternal grandmother, Betty Bailey. That arrangement did not last long, as Douglass was soon living in the home of a white plantation owner, who may or may not have been Douglass' father. Douglass eventually found himself living in Baltimore with Hugh and Sophia Auld, the latter of whom would begin to teach the young Frederick Douglass the alphabet, ignoring the ban on teaching slaves. Though Hugh Auld would object to his wife teaching a slave child and demand she stop, the limited exposure to reading and writing had been enough to stir Douglass, who would learn to read and write from white children in the neighborhood and by teaching himself. Once Douglass learned to read, he became an avid reader, reading newspapers and political writings that

would help shape his antislavery stance in the years to come. In addition, Douglass would use his literacy to help other slaves follow in his footsteps, teaching them to read and write at a weekly church service. In 1833, Douglass was taken from Hugh Auld and returned to work for Thomas Auld, who would send the teenaged Douglass to notorious "slave-breaker" Edward Covey, who routinely and viciously abused Douglass until a physical confrontation between the two would force Covey to stop abusing Douglass once and for all. In 1838, desperate to flee slavey, Douglass finally succeeded in doing so on his third attempt, when he escaped on a train using a false identification with the help of a woman named Anna Murray, who would soon become Douglass' wife. The couple would eventually settle in Massachusetts, where Douglass would become heavily involved in the abolitionist movement, sharing his story. In 1845, Douglass' first autobiography, "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave," was published and became a bestseller. The book remains required reading for many of today's high school students. Though the book was a success, Douglass' status as a runaway slave still put him in danger of being recaptured, a reality that forced Douglass to depart for Ireland, where he would spend two years speaking of the ills of slavery. Douglass also frequently spoke in England, where a group of his support-

ers collected funds to purchase his freedom. By 1847, Douglass was a free man and returned to the United States. Upon his return to the United States, Douglass became even more heavily involved in the abolitionist movement, producing abolitionist newspapers and supporting women's rights. With the arrival of the Civil War, Douglass had risen to a level of such prominence that he consulted with President Abraham Lincoln, who still did not earn the famed abolitionist's vote in the 1864 election because of Lincoln's unwillingness to publicly endorse suffrage for freed black men. Following the war, Douglass was appointed to numerous political positions, even becoming the first African-American nominated for the vice presidency of the United States in 1872, though Douglass had no knowledge of the nomination and did not campaign. Douglass would pass away in 1895, leaving behind an enduring legacy that remains one of the more inspiring and influential tales in American history. From Metro Editorial Services.

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STEVENS COUNTY LIBRARY SUMMER READING T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST The deadline has been extended to March 1!!! 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. To get started, contact Stacey at the Stevens County Library 544-2301 or email stacey@stevenscountyli BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK Several patrons have gone on blind dates with our books. One fell in love!!! Why don’t you try it too? ADULT WINTER READING PROGRAM We now have 65 patrons registered for the “Let It Snow” adult winter reading program. We’re hoping for more than 70 before the program ends on Winners for the weekly prizes were David Eckert, Pam Moore, and Jessi Peek. TEXTILE EXHIBIT

Exhibitors, you may pick up your display items any time after Thursday of this week. The exhibit room will be locked to make sure that items get home safely. Please be prepared to show a photo ID, as we have staff that may not know you by name. Thank you for your patience. PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT The photography exhibit will begin Monday April 1. You may bring your photos to the library the week before the exhibit begins. We will set up the display Thursday and Friday, March 28 and 29. If you would like to display your photos in this annual exhibit, contact Eunice at the library for details. You may register your photographs using forms located at the library or on our library website 1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN Register your child for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. When you register, you will receive a reading log bookmark to record the first 100 books your child experiences.

Access information for state government, etc. Kansas residents can access information on state government, legislation, public policy issues and more by calling 1800-432-3924. Calls are answered by experienced reference/research librarians at the State Library of Kansas and kept confidential. Lines are open weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Callers can also leave brief messages to be delivered to legislators as well as request copies

of bills, calendars, journals, committee agendas, voting records, and other legislative documents. In addition to calling the hotline, residents can also text questions to 785-256-0733 (standard text message rates may apply), instant message at www.kslib. info/ask-a-librarian, or visit the State Library. The State Library is located in the north wing, on the third floor of the Kansas Capitol Building.


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Beautiful white stuff made Stevens County a winterwonderland last Thursday and brought some much needed moisture.

This impressively tall snowman shows some Hugoton residents braved the cold after the snowstorm Thursday. He may be a little dirty but that just adds some local character to the Stevens County snow sculpture.

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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!

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WINTER SPORTS Congratulations Patrick Weaver, second place at State Wrestling! Congratulations Lawson Fiss, fifth place at State Wrestling!

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Hugoton Eagles struggle against Lakin Broncs The Eagles met the Lakin Broncs on Hugoton's home court Friday night. Off to a good start in the first quarter, the home team slowed some in the second. The last half, however, did not go well and ended in another loss for the Hugoton boys. Final score was Hugoton - 47, Lakin - 63. The first quarter started with Ross Davis tipping the ball to Reid Davis. Within 30 seconds Reid scored the first two points of the game. Henry Vela scored next with a field goal, then a free throw point gave the Eagles a five point lead after two minutes of play. Vela ended the game with seven total points. When the first quarter ended Lakin had taken a narrow lead, 7 to 10. Lakin had the ball to start the second quarter. A turnover by the Broncs gave Hugoton another chance to score and after a few passes,

Reid Davis scored another two points. Reid scored a total of 13 points in the game and was the top point maker for the Eagles. Logan Frederick scored four points before the half time buzzer sounded. The first half ended with Hugoton trailing 18 to 26. Hugoton had possession to start the third quarter. Lakin had already scored once when Vela added another two points keeping the game at a ten point difference. Lakin’s defense held the Eagles back only giving up 12 points. The Broncs added 18 points taking a big lead going into the final quarter. Reid Davis was the top scorer in the fourth quarter adding another six points. It was still Lakin’s game in the fourth quarter as they repeatedly added points. Rene Rubio scored a three-point shot with four minutes left to

Sports Schedule Thursday, February 28 High School Basketball Substate; TBA Middle School Basketball: Seventh Grade vs Liberal South at Home - Eighth Grade at Liberal South; 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 1 High School Basketball Substate; TBA Saturday, March 2 High School Basketball Substate; TBA Monday, March 4 Middle School Boys’ Bas-

ketball Arms League Tournament: Seventh grade at Ken Henderson; Eighth grade at Dodge City; TBA Tuesday, March 5 Middle School Boys’ Basketball Arms League Tournament: Seventh grade at Ken Henderson; Eighth grade at Dodge City; TBA Wednesday, March 6 High School Basketball State at Salina; TBA Thursday, March 7 High School Basketball State at Salina; TBA

play. A minute later he scored again adding one point from a free throw. The last minute of the game Hugoton scored seven points coming from two free throws each from Kellen Watkins and Kolton Decker. Decker also scored seven points in the game. Fisher Hewett ended the game adding a

The Eagles hosted the Holcomb Longhorns Tuesday, February 19. Four seniors and one junior started the game in a different line up for Hugoton. Fisher Hewett started the game jumping for the Eagles surrounded by seniors Rene Rubio, A.J. Scott, and Kolton Decker. Since there are only four seniors on the team Henry Vela, a junior made up the fifth player. Hugoton did not get off to a good start in the first half only scoring six points in the first quarter and 15 in the second quarter. The Eagles were not ready for the Holcomb team in the second half only adding a total of eight points in the last two quarters. Holcomb, however, averaged 20 points in the first

three quarters and 12 in the last quarter. By the time the game was over the Holcomb team had added another win to their record while the Eagles took the loss. 29 to 70. Vela, Scott and Rubio each scored two points in the first quarter. Holcomb got the ball on the jump and dominated the quarter. By the end of the first quarter the Longhorns had a big lead, 6 to 23. The Eagles had a better second quarter adding 15 points. Yates Sutton got the Eagles started with a free throw early in the quarter. For the first four minutes Holcomb matched every field goal the Eagles scored with a basket of their own. Rubio scored a field goal with four minutes on the clock. The Longhorns then took control

Logan Frederick navigates the top of the key as he hunts for an opening to score during the varsity game against Lakin Friday night. The Eagles lost to the visiting team in a tough battle.

Jack Rowden is awarded HRC Outstanding Service Award Jack Rowden was awarded the 2013 Hugoton Recreation Commission Outstanding Service Award during the game Friday against Lakin. He received the award for his time, dedication and

contributions to the Hugoton Recreation Commission. Jack spent eight years on the HRC board. During Jack’s time one of the main accomplishments was the HRC Gym completed in 2001.

and held the Hugoton boys from scoring until the final seconds of the half. Rubio stole the ball for Holcomb and raced down court. A pass to Vela and the last two points of the first half was made as the buzzer sounded. First half score was Hugoton 21, Holcomb 42. The third quarter was a run away for Holcomb adding 18 points while leaving the Eagles to score four. Logan Frederick scored a threepoint shot early in the quarter later followed by a free throw by Reid Davis. Hugoton played hard in


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The JV Eagles hosted the JV Holcomb Longhorns Tuesday night, February, 19. This fast paced game was anybody’s game until the last quarter. Hugoton led throughout the game but Holcomb kept nipping at the heels of the Eagles the entire first three quarters. The score at the end of the third quarter was 49 to 42 and Holcomb’s possession going into the final quarter. The Longhorns added two free throws quickly at the start of the quarter but it was the Eagles’ defense and accurate shooting that won the game. When it was all over the Eagles was on top, 65 to 53. Hugoton was first on the board in the first quarter coming from a field goal by Kellen Watkins. By the end of the quarter Hugoton had hit four out of eight two-point baskets and two out of three three-point field goals. Watkins and Parker Titus each hit three pointers. The Eagles added another

Jack Rowden receives the 2013 Hugoton Recreation Commission Outstanding Service Award. From the left are Jack, Emily Snyder, Paula

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all four quarters but just did not get any breaks. As a team the Eagles hit 29% of their shots and eight out of eleven free throws. Vela led the team in points scoring eight points in the game. Ulises Armendariz and Ross Davis each had one deflection. Rubio had the most rebounds with seven followed by Reid Davis with five. Despite the hard work by the team these numbers are low. Hugoton has one more game Friday, February 22, before going to the sub-state game Monday, February 25.

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two-point field goal and one free throw. In the JV boys game against Lakin, the Lakin team defeated Hugoton 5762. The freshmen boys were the victors winning over Lakin 54-34.

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Patrick Weaver tries to overpower his opponent during State action over the past weekend. Patrick received second place for his abilities. The Hugoton senior was also chosen as Warrior of the Week. Wrestling pictures were provided by Andy and Ashley Fiss and Lori Lissolo.

Kolton Decker battles for the rebound during the varsity game against Lakin Friday night. Kolton is a senior on the varsity team.

19 points in the second quarter but gave up 21 to Holcomb. With three minutes left to play Holcomb scored a three-point basket bringing them within eight of the home team. Rance Ralston got the team back on track moments later with a twopoint basket. This shot put the Eagles up by ten. Holcomb moved forward once again until they were trailing by six. Ulises Armendariz and Alex Gonzales made the last shots of the first half bringing the Eagles score to 34 and the Longhorns at 28. The first four minutes were a back and forth game with both teams shooting often. Holcomb was trailing by four early on and was working hard to shorten the distance between Hugoton and themselves. Armendariz scored several times while the Eagles defense held the Longhorns from shooting. Alex Durate scored with 6:19 remaining giving the Hugoton team a ten-point lead. The visiting team continued to pressure Hugoton and was soon within four points of Hugoton. By the time the third quarter ended Hugoton was still in the lead, 49 to 42. The turning point of the game came in the fourth quarter. The Eagles were in the lead by four until Titus made a three-point shot, one minute into the quarter. The Eagles hammered shot after shot into their goal to end the game 12 point ahead. Hugoton hit 48% of their shots compared to Holcomb’s 40%. Holcomb went to the line shooting 19 times hitting 13 free throws while Hugoton went to the line to shoot ten times hitting six free throws. The freshmen boys defeated Holcomb 51-33.

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Lady Eagles run over top of Lakin Lady Broncs It only took 41 seconds in the first quarter for the Lady Eagles to take the lead against Lakin and they never relinquished that lead throughout the game. Friday night was a great night for Lady Eagles basketball as Hugoton hosted the Lakin Lady Broncs. From the jump to the final buzzer Hugoton dominated Lakin ending in a big win, 75 to 35. Nicole Kinser jumped against Mariah Watkins to start the game. Chastity Parsons got the ball on the jump and 41 seconds later Kinser dropped the ball through the

hoop for the first points of the game. The first quarter belonged to the Lady Eagles as they scored 25 points while only giving up five to Lakin. Kinser scored eight of her 16 points in this fast quarter. Riley Sosa hit two three-point shots along with points for Parsons, Taylor Fiss, Ana Pena and Megan Cornelsen. The first quarter ended with the Lady Eagles with a 20 point lead. Lakin had a better second quarter gaining 12 points but the Lady Eagles also kept up their lead by adding 14 points. Lakin started the

quarter by bringing in the ball and scored a three-point shot 30 seconds into the quarter. BayLee Hoskinson scored first for the Lady Eagles hitting a three-point shot two minutes in. Hugoton was up 37 to 17 with 14 seconds left in the first half when Kinser stole the ball and raced down court to score on a layup. First half ended with the Lady Eagles with a 22 point lead. The third quarter started with the Lakin team sending in the ball but a quick turnover and it was again the Lady Eagles game. Parsons

was the key player in this quarter adding 15 points of the 26 points scored. Hugoton let up in the fourth quarter allowing the Lakin girls to add nine more needed points. Cornelsen threw the ball in to Pena to start the quarter but Lakin scored a field goal first. Pena scored first for Hugoton followed by a field goal by Keely Hittle. Cornelsen scored the final two field goals of the game hitting two three-point baskets to end the game with the win for Hugoton.

Holcomb overpowers Lady Eagles Tuesday It was an off night for the Lady Eagles last Tuesday night when they played and lost to Holcomb. The game started out as normal with both teams playing hard and scoring regularly. By the end of the first half Hugoton was down by nine. The second half started with BayLee Hoskinson scoring a threepoint field goal bringing the team within six of the Lady Longhorns. Holcomb came alive after Hoskinson’s shot and dominated the third was Hugoton quarter. plagued by fouls in the fourth quarter and in the end Holcomb took the win, 38 to 66. I had to ask what went wrong and BayLee Hoskinson answered. "We did not play with the intensity like we nor-

mally do". The first quarter started out with Chastity Parsons getting the tip off from Nicole Kinser. After losing the ball to a jump ball call the Lady Eagle regained the ball and Parsons scored the first shot of the game with a threepoint shot from the side of the key. Hugoton held the lead until the final minute when Holcomb scored a twopoint field goal and later a free throw. The first quarter ended with the visiting team leading by two. Hugoton was only able to score five points in the second quarter while giving up 12 to the Lady Longhorns. Ana Pena sent the ball in to Parsons to start the quarter. Holcomb jumped on the

board first and added 12 points before Pena landed her first two-point basket and the first points for Hugoton. With 50 seconds left on the clock Riley Sosa scored a three point basket taking the Lady Eagles to 17. Holcomb finished the first half with 26. Holcomb had possession of the ball to start the second half. After a failed shot by Holcomb Hugoton jumped on the board first with a threepoint shot by Hoskinson. Holcomb dominated the game for the next five minutes until Chastity Parsons scored a three-point basket. Hugoton scored a couple of more times before the quarter ended. Going into the final quarter Hugoton was trailing Holcomb by 20.

The Lady Eagles started strong in the start of the final quarter. After sending the ball in Estefani Armendariz scored a two-point basket followed by a three-point basket by Sosa. Kinser scored another two points for Hugoton and it looked as if the home team was on a roll. Holcomb got their chance to add points when they were sent to the line on a foul where they scored two. The Lady Longhorns added nine points coming from free throws and ended the game hitting two three-point field goals in the last minute of the game. The game ended with the Lady Eagles going to the locker room defeated, 38 to 66.

Hugoton wrestlers bring home State medals Three Hugoton wrestlers traveled to Salina to participate in the 4A State Championship Feburary 22 and 23. Patrick Weaver, Lawson Fiss and Bradley Campbell qualified to participate at the State level where two grapplers placed. As a team the trio ranked twentieth overall. The team went 3 and 0 in the opening round, all three State qualifiers winning by decisions. Fiss's quarterfinal match was against Johnathan Blackwell of Bonner Springs. Blackwell was the number one wrestler at that weight for the whole year. Fiss went on to injury default against Blackwell and pinned his next opponent. Fiss's next match was against an old rival, John Peden from Goodluck. It ended in a win after three rounds. The next match was against Tanner Ogden of Royal Valley who defeated Fiss. The final match was against Mitchell Baird fron Pratt. Lawson defeated him giving him a fifth place finish. Bradley Campbell wrestled with a broken bone in his hand during the meet. Campbell went two and one, losing his last match to the Wellington wrestler. "That is how it goes sometimes and I fully expect Bradley to come back and place high next season," said Coach Brent Mahan.

Patrick Weaver was a State finalist. After three consecutive fifth place finishes he fought his way into the finals. "He did everything he needed to do to accomplish that goal. His new rival in the finals, Austin Hughey of El Dorado, just had our number this year. He is so hard to score on." added Mahan. Weaver leaves the program as the alltime winningest athlete. He has also scored more team points for the Eagles than anyone else in school history. Weaver was warrior of the week at State. Results At 145 Patrick Weaver second place, 18 Team Points, won by decision 2 - 1 against William Holland from Prairie View; won by decision 7 - 2 against Lane Lassiter of Holton; won by decision 4 - 2 (2 OT) against Bryce Rodriguez of Ulysses; and lost by decision 0 - 4 to Austin Hughey of El Dorado. 152 Lawson Fiss fifth Place 12.5 Team Points, won by decision 8 - 3 against Mason Baum of Holton; lost by injury default to Jonathan Blackwell of Bonner Springs; won by fall 2:19 against Colton Clayborn of Augusta; won by decision 3 - 2 against John Peden of Goodland; lost by decision 2 - 3 to Tanner Ogden of Royal Valley; and won by tech fall 16 - 1 against Mitchell Baird of

Pratt. At 195 Bradley Campbell Two Team Points, won by decision 6 - 2 against Henry Hickert of Buhler; won by de-

cision 6 - 3 against Manny Martinez of El Dorado; and lost by fall 1:55 to Derrick Gates of Andale.

third place. Chay Burnett also participated in this division. In the 12 and under division, Nick Gold and Manny Mendoza received second place and Zayden Littell received third place. In the 14 and under division, Mitchell Hamlin received first place! The Federation Wrestling is starting to wind up their season. They have two tournaments left in Hays and in Dodge City and then SubState, District and State will all begin! Best of luck to all of the wrestlers. Bryan Montoya also traveled to Salina Sunday to wrestle in the Kansas Six and Under State Championships and received third!

Taylor Fiss blocks a Lakin guard during the varsity game in Hugoton Friday night.

Eagles compete in Sub-State games The Lady Eagles played the first game of Sub-State Tuesday night against Goodland. The Lady Eagles defeated the visiting team 62-31 advancing them in Sub-State. The girls will play Friday at Pratt starting at 6:00 p.m. See next week for full story. The boys varsity basketball team traveled to Andale to play the first game of Sub-State Tuesday. The game had been postponed from Monday due to snow. The Eagles lost the SubState game ending their basketball season.

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Hugoton Wrestling Club participates in tournament The Liberal Wrestling Club hosted a tournament Saturday, February 23 at the Liberal High School. Sixteen wrestlers from the Hugoton Wrestling Club participated in this tournament. In the 6 and under division, Bryan Montoya and Carter McClure received first place and Cooper Giudicy received fourth place. Others participating in this division were Thomas Willis, Carson Chamberlain and Corbin Nix. In the eight and under division, Adam Mendoza received second place and Zevin Littell received fourth place. Others participating in this division were Zackary Willis and Ty Burnett. In the ten and under division, Mike Mendoza received

Megan Cornelsen works to find an open teammate during the varsity game Friday against Lakin. The Lady Eagles defeated the Lakin team 75 to 35.

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When to Take Cattle off Wheat Pasture There has been less wheat pasture available this fall and winter than normal in much of Kansas. But where there has been enough growth to provide forage, it’s time to start scouting the fields closely to make sure the cattle are pulled off pasture before grain yields are affected. Producers should start examining plants soon to determine if the wheat has reached the “first hollow stem” (FHS) stage. This stage occurs as the wheat switches from the vegetative stage to the reproductive stage of growth. When the leaf sheaths become erect, the developing growing point, which is below the soil surface, will soon begin to form a tiny head. Although the head is quite

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Hunters and anglers have impact on Kansas economy The 527,000 people that hunt or fish in Kansas have a tremendous impact on the state's economy. In 2011, these outdoorsmen and women spent $629 million with a ripple effect of $938 million, and supported 9,331 jobs in the state. New data released by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) documents the importance of sportsmen and women's activities in Kansas and across the nation. The state fact sheets follow the release of CSF's national report, America's Sporting Heritage, Fueling the American Economy, that was released in mid-January. "Many people may not fully comprehend how important hunting and fishing are to the fabric of this country. Yet nationally there are more people who hunt or fish than go bowling, and their spending would land them at #24 on the Fortune 500 list," commented Jeff Crane, President of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation. "Sportsmen and women spent $629 million on hunting and fishing in Kansas in 2011, which is more than revenues from dairy products, one of the state's leading agricultural commodities ($629 million vs. $542 million)." Intended to provide a series of "sound bites" that resonate within the outdoor community as well as the general public, the CSF data

spotlights some of the most compelling information about hunters and anglers in every state. For example, 527,000 people (residents and nonresidents) hunted or fished in Kansas in 2011, more than twice the population of the Topeka Metropolitan Statistical Area (527,000 vs. 235,000). In addition, Kansas' resident sportsmen and women could fill Kansas Speedway more than six times (453,000 vs. 73,635 capacity). Perhaps most importantly, hunters and anglers support more jobs in Kansas than Sprint/Nextel, the state's second-largest employer (9,331 vs. 8,000). Nationwide, the impact is even more impressive. There are more than 37 million hunters and anglers age 16 and up in this country about the same as the population of the entire state of California. These sportsmen and women spent $90 billion on hunting and fishing in the United States in 2011, which is comparable to the combined global sales of Apple's iPad® and iPhone® that year. In difficult economic times, it is important to note that both participation and spending by people who hunt and fish went up in 2011. Beyond the impact to businesses and local economies, sportsmen and women are the leaders in conserving fish and wildlife and their habitats. When you combine license and stamp

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fees, motorboat fuels, excise taxes on hunting and fishing equipment and membership contributions to conservation organizations, hunters and anglers directed $3 billion towards on-the-ground conservation and restoration efforts in 2011 - that is over $95 every second. This does not include their own habitat acquisition and restoration work for lands owned or leased for the purpose of hunting and fishing, which would add another $11 billion to the mix. The base data for the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation report and state fact sheets comes from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife Associated Recreation. From this base data, CSF and its partners the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the American Sportfishing Association commissioned Southwick Associates to develop detailed reports on the hunting and fishing industries, respectively. These reports provide the information that CSF uses in their comparisons to other industries and activities that may be more recognizable to the general public. The CSF report and state information for all 50 states are available on the CSF website. Story submitted by the Copngressional Sportsmen’s Foundation.

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CRP sign-up begins May 20 Stevens Co. Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director Frank Sayles announced Monday that the Kansas FSA offices will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up beginning May 20 and ending June 14. Adrian J. Polansky, State Executive Director for Kansas FSA said; "It continues to be our goal to ensure that we use CRP to address our most critical resource issues". Polanksy added that “in 2012, Kansas experienced the worst drought in 60 years.  CRP protected environmentally sensitive lands from washing or blowing away.  It gave ranchers extra grazing land when they needed it.  I expect there will be strong competition to enroll or re-enroll acres into CRP, so I urge Kansas producers to maximize their environmental benefits and make sure their offers are cost-effective.”   In addition to erosion control, CRP provides significant water quality benefits including reduced nutrients and sediment loadings and adverse consequences associated with floods as well as expanded and enhanced wildlife habitat. Currently, about 27 million acres are enrolled in CRP nationwide, 2.4 million acres in Kansas.  CRP is a voluntary program available to agricultural producers to help them safeguard environ-

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John Duncan honored at his eightieth birthday Saturday, February 16, John Duncan was honored with a dinner celebrating his eightieth birthday. John was born February 10, 1933, in Baca County, Co. to Tom and Mary Duncan. In 1947 the family moved from Rolla to Hugoton where John graduated from high school. December 14, 1951, he and Phyllis Nordyke were united in marriage. They had three children—Cindy, Philip and Colleen. The celebration took place in the Family Life Center of the First Baptist Church in Liberal. John’s two daughters, his brother and two sisters hosted the dinner with 57 people signing the guest list. Special music was provided by John Lee, Amanda Lee, Renee Jenkins and John and Donalda Eveleigh. Jamie Bates of Oklahoma City pre-

pared a CD of John’s life, which was played during the gathering. Those in attendance were John and Donalda Eveleigh of Ulysses; John and Kristie Lee, J.R. Elrod and Ryan and Amanda Lee, Griffin and Gracie of Ashland; Monte and Kathleen Duncan of Wamego; Robert Duncan and Aaron Burrows of Lakin; Clara Lee, Clinton and Dixie Nordyke, Tom and Malissa Hicks, Marlin Heger, Betty Lee, Becky Schmidt and Gary Blehm of Hugoton; Steve and Lisa Neeley of Dighton; Renee Jenkins of Hutchinson; Loren and Kathryn Robinson, Mark Donaldson, David and Yvonne Hawkins, Shannon Campbell, Paige and Kate, Colleen Towns, Misty Towns, Erick Yanez and Lawrence and Wilma Moore of Liberal; Jim Black of Booker, Tx.; Bob Taylor, Perryton, Tx.; Bryan

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JoAnn Mast celebrates her eightieth Former Hugoton resident JoAnn Mast, grandma of Joel and Logan Livengood, will be celebrating her eightieth birthday March 9. Her family is requesting a card shower for her so friends may wish her a Happy Birthday. Cards and well wishes may be sent to: JoAnn Mast 672 NW 50th Ave. Harper, KS 67058.



Section 1. INCORPORATING UNIFORM PUBLIC OFFENSE CODE. There is hereby incorporated by reference for the purpose of regulating public offenses. within the corporate limits of the City of Hugoton, Kansas, that certain uniform public offense code known as the "Uniform Public Offense Code for Kansas Cities," Edition of 2012, prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas, save and except such articles, sections, parts or portions as are hereinafter added, omitted, deleted, modified or changed. No fewer than one (1) copy of said Uniform Public Offense Code shall be marked or stamped "Official copy as adopted by Ordinance No. 796" with all sections or portions thereof intended to be added, omitted or changed clearly marked to show any such additions, omissions, or changes and to which shall be attached a copy of this ordinance, and filed with the City Clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours. The police department, municipal judge and all administrative departments of the city charged with enforcement of the ordinance shall be supplied, at the cost of the city, such number of official copies of the Uniform Public Offense Code similarly marked, as may be deemed expedient. Section 2. There are additional public offenses which have been added to previous editions of the Uniform Public Offense Code adopted by the City of Hugoton. These additional offenses are detailed under Sections 11-102 to 11123, inclusive, of the Code of the City of

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That the "Uniform Public Offense Code for Kansas Cities, Edition of 2012, is hereby supplemented, by adding Sections 11-102 to 11-123, inclusive, of the Code of the City of Hugoton, Kansas, 2011, which sections are hereby incorporated by reference as though fully set forth herein, with the exception that references to specific section numbers of previous editions of the Uniform Public Offense Code are to be revised to correspond with the 2012 edition. Section 3. Article 9 of the Uniform Public offense Code for Kansas Cities, Edition of 2012, as adopted and incorporated by reference herein is hereby amended by adding the following section: 9.14 EAVESDROPPING-"WINDOW PEEPING". (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly and without lawful authority enter into a private place with intent to observe the personal conduct of any other person or persons therein. (b) A "private place" within the meaning of this section is a place where one may reasonably expect to be safe from uninvited intrusion or surveillance, but does not include a place to which the public has lawful access. (c) Eavesdropping is a Class B misdemeanor. Section 4. REPEAL. That the "Uniform Public Offense Code, 2011 Edition," incorporated by reference under Ordinance No. 784 is hereby repealed; provided, however, that said "Uniform Public Offense Code, 2011 Edition," shall remain in force and effect as to offenses committed prior to the time this ordinance shall take effect and all ordinances, or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith, are hereby repealed.

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High School. Kinser is a senior at KU and was named to the honor roll for the School of Pharmacy. Honor roll criteria vary among the university's academic units. Some schools honor the top ten percent of students enrolled, some establish a minimum gradepoint average, and others raise the minimum GPA for each year students are in school. Students must complete a minimum number of credit hours to be considered for the honor roll.

Baker Arts hosts area high school art exhibit The Baker Arts Center is pleased to host the Twentyfourth Annual Area High School Art Exhibit. The ten area high schools participating this year are Liberal, Elkhart, Garden City, Hugoton, Stanton County–Johnson, South Gray at Montezuma and Fowler, and Hooker, Guymon and Turpin, Ok. Everyone is invited to come by the center to view the wonderful works that have been created by the area art students during the school year. This year’s sponsor, Community Bank of Liberal, will be presenting eight students with Distinguished Merit Awards in recognition of their talents. The student’s artwork will be on display beginning February 27 through March 28 for everyone to enjoy. The reception for this exhibit will be March 3 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Please come by Baker Arts Center at 624 N. Pershing in Liberal Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Center is also open from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed Sundays and Mondays.

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Section 5. EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its adoption and publication in the Hugoton Hermes, the official city newspaper. Passed and approved by the Governing Body of the City of Hugoton, Kansas, this 25th day of February, 2013. (SEAL) /s/ Jack E. Rowden Jack E.Rowden, Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Thomas G. Hicks Thomas G. Hicks, City Clerk

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KU Biodiversity Institute renovation completed

Hemann and Kinser named to University of Kansas honor rolls More than 4,450 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2012 semester. The students, from KU's Lawrence campus and the schools of Allied Health and Nursing in Kansas City, Ks., represent 97 of 105 Kansas counties, 41 other states and 39 other countries. The honor roll comprises undergraduates who meet requirements in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and in the schools of allied health; architecture, design and planning; business; education; engineering; journalism; music; nursing; pharmacy; and social welfare. Area honorees are Kaitlyn Hemann and Laci Kinser, both of Hugoton. Kaitlyn is the daughter of Brian and Stephanie Hemann of Hugoton. She attended Hugoton High School. Hemann is a senior at KU and was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Laci attended Hugoton

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The KU Biodiversity Institute has announced completion of a two-year, $3.5 million renovation that has modernized the laboratories in 110year-old Dyche Hall for twenty-first century research and student training about the life of the planet. In the new facilities, KU faculty, staff and students, and visiting scholars will be able to conduct innovative research in biodiversity science, from discovering and documenting the diversity of the world’s plants and animals; to exploring their genetics, anatomy and evolution; to forecasting the potential spread of diseases and harmful invasive species; to investigating the environmental consequences of decreasing water on the Great Plains. Through a partnership of federal, state and private resources, the Biodiversity Institute created eight new laboratory spaces that will greatly increase the research capacity and capabilities of the institute. The renovation: -created an integrated fivelaboratory complex where students and faculty can extract and sequence genetic material in a clean, secure environment, and clone ancient DNA from the institute’s vast historical collections of animals and plants. -installed a liquid nitrogen cryogenic facility to preserve the institute’s irreplaceable and growing collection of tissues of worldwide animals and plants for genetic research. -established two new biotic analysis laboratories where scientists and students can study and analyze an animal’s external, internal and skeletal anatomy with the most modern tools. -installed a modern Geographic Information Systems laboratory for modeling and forecasting environmental phenomena, such as the potential spread of diseases and pests, and the effects of climate change on animals, plants and ecosystems, both past and present. -established a modern, fivefold-larger data server room to provide the secure storage, computational analysis and global access to terabytes of biodiversity information. The National Science Foundation awarded the Biodiversity Institute $1.5 million for the project through a program titled Academic Research Infrastructure: Repair and Renovation. The institute was the nation’s only university biodiversity organization chosen for such a project; to qualify, an organization had to demonstrate its research excellence, and its potential for increasing that excellence by replacing antiquated or outmoded laboratories. In Dyche Hall, some of these facilities were more than 45 years old. Major state investments in the project allocated by the university included almost $2 million for electrical, HVAC and cyber connectivity. In addition, private funding helped equip the laboratories and create new spaces to accommodate graduate-student research. Previous to the improvements, cyber bandwidth was insufficient for large-scale data access, complex geographic and modeling analyses, or research networking within KU and externally. Outmoded electrical transformers and overloaded circuits caused power outages and shutdowns of critical equipment needed to preserve animal and plant tissues, and to archive and serve data to institute and global community networks. Many of the institute’s research and training laboratories had crowded, makeshift bench space and

substandard fume hoods and sinks. “This antiquated research infrastructure kept the Biodiversity Institute from advancing its national and international leadership and innovation in biodiversity research, informatics and research-training—particularly at a time when biodiversity science is recognized as one of society’s grand challenge research imperatives of the 21st century,” said Leonard Krishtalka, director and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology. “This federal, state and private investment in our scientists and students will enable us to tackle more complex research problems facing science and society, from discovering the diversity of Earth’s animals and plants, to forecasting the effects of climate change on this biodiversity, to informing its conservation and wise use.”

In partnership with five KU academic departments, the Biodiversity Institute is a global leader in the research and training of biodiversity scientists, with 50–60 graduate students in residence annually. The Biodiversity Institute is spread across seven buildings on the KU campus and is home to research collections of more than nine million specimens and tissues of plants, animals and fossils as well as 1.2 million archaeological artifacts. The institute also includes the KU Natural History Museum, which brings biodiversity research to the public through exhibits and education programs. 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.

STEVENS COUNTY Activity Center - 544-2283 Nutrition Center - 544-8041 ~ Barbara Beeks ~ Monday morning, February 25, here we are at work may be a big storm coming in. We will probably get the wind anyway. We were closed one day last week because of storm. Our normal rule here is if the schools are closed, we will close also. Sometimes we make exceptions, especially if it is on Fridays. Our Meals on Wheels need to go out. They have now finished doing the floors in the building. They had begun to look pretty bad. So now they are done up to last a long while. And they do look nice. Well now you all need to be careful in these stormy days. There are lots of slick and icy spots. Till next week. Menu Feb. 28................Pig in Blanket

Mar. 1........Smothered Chicken Mar. 4 ...........Baked Potato Bar Mar. 5.......................Pork Chop Mar. 6...................Spaghetti Pie Mar. 7.......Chicken Fried Steak Activities Schedule Thursday, February 28 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bridge......................................... Friday, March 1 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bingo........................12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2 Cards .........................6:00 p.m. Monday, March 4 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Line Dance.................7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 Exercise......................10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Paint...........................1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 7 Exercise....................10:30 a.m.

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Senator Dole funds FHSU scholarship to honor his sisters

ROLLA NEWS By Mary Courtney

Thursday, February 28 Junior High Cheer Tryouts; 6:45 a.m.

Sunday, March 10 Bridal shower for Anne Behan at the Methodist Church in Rolla; 2:00 p.m.

Burrows and Norton qualify for Nationals Chandler Burrows and Garry Norton traveled to Olathe over the weekend to compete in the History Bee and Bowl. This is the second year both boys have been a part of the History Bee and the first year for the team History Bowl. Chandler Burrows placed first in the high

school bee, and he and Garry placed first in the history bowl. Both are now eligible to travel to Arlington, Va., this spring for the national competition. Chandler is the son of Stacy and Shelli Burrows, and Garry is the son of Phillip and Kaylee Norton.

Shower is planned for Anne Behan There will be a bridal shower in honor of Anne Behan March 10 at the United Methodist Church fellowship hall in Rolla. The shower will begin at 2:00

p.m. Anne will marry Jon Schnable March 23. She is registered at Yardmaster in Hugoton, Wal-Mart, Target, and Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

SWAT students are so appreciative of the support they have received from the community in recent weeks. The young people are planning their annual spiritual retreat over Spring Break, and have

been working hard to raise money for their trip. The youth group supports missions locally and internationally and provides support to many in the community.

Rolla High School forensics team members Jessica Johns and Taylor Cameron take home first place honors from the meet in Holcomb.

Forensic students medal at Holcomb The Rolla High School forensics team struck again, this week in Holcomb. For the second meet in a row, Jessica Johns captured first in both prose and original oration. Taylor Cameron also

took first place honors in extemporaneous speech. Obie Telford brought home two medals. He placed second in prose and fourth in Improvised Duet Acting with Jordan Schwindt.

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Biggest Loser weigh-in is February 28 Anyone wishing to be part of the Rolla Recreation Biggest Loser Contest may weigh in at the high school office by February 28. The contest will run until May 22.

There is a cost for a team of four, or individuals may compete as a single for less. For more information, please contact Donna at 620-5934433 or 620-360-3724.

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Special Olympics Kansas will soon begin participating in Unified Sports-Global Soccer Initiative. Clint Armistead has been hired as Project Manager to oversee the Unified Sports program. SOKS is part of a pilot project to partner with Major League Soccer and its clubs throughout North America. It is hoped this will grow the sport of soccer including the number of participants and its fan base for Special Olympics and Major League Soccer. "As a former Unified Sports Partner, it's my pleasure to introduce a young generation to the excitement and friendships Unified Sports offers. We are developing new partnerships and models that SOKS has never done before. It truly is a dream come true to do this for a living." said Clint Armistead Armistead is a former member of the SOKS Board of Directors and served as an intern and co-chair of the Youth Activation Committee with Special Olympics Inc. He was a Peace Corp Volunteer in Ecuador where he worked at a Special Needs Institute and in the Special

Bob Dole, an American political icon and native of northwest Kansas, has created a scholarship at Fort Hays State University to honor his two sisters. Dole, who was born in Russell, was severely injured while engaged in combat in Italy during World War II, receiving two Purple Hearts for his injuries, and the Bronze Star with combat "V" for valor for his attempt to assist a downed radio man. He had a long and distinguished career in public service, serving as a member of the Kansas House, as county attorney of Russell County, as a U.S. representative and as a U.S. senator, as both minority leader and majority leader. In 1976, he ran unsuccessfully for vice president on a ticket headed by President Gerald Ford, and he was the GOP candidate for president in 1996, losing to Democrat Bill Clinton. Most recently, Dole has created a fund with the FHSU Foundation named the Norma Jean Dole Steele and Gloria Dole Nelson Scholarship in memory of his sisters, both of whom passed away in 2012. Steele and Nelson felt rich in every way, growing up with simple but important family values of honesty, hard work and faith, according to information provided by the FHSU Foundation. Russell was the setting for their hard-working family upbringing. Steele once talked about the simple family life that included a great appreciation for all that the family had. Earning a quarter after spending a full evening of feeding, bathing and doing dishes for the kids next door was greatly appreciated. The quarter was saved, and later spent on something very special. The family did what was right, did it well and never questioned doing the work required to make ends meet. "Both Gloria and Norma Jean had children, and they encouraged them to seek the best education possible," Dole said of his decision to create the scholarship in their name. FHSU is the fastest-growing university in the Kansas Board of Regents system, with great significance for the region, the state of Kansas and the nation. The Dole family has made a significant

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impact in Russell, in Kansas, the nation and worldwide. The new scholarship creates a legacy for the Dole family in their home area on the western plains, and it will ease the financial burden for the students who receive it. "Bob Dole is a long-time friend, both to me and to Fort Hays State University," said Dr. Edward H. Hammond, FHSU president. "We cherish our relationship with the Dole family. This scholarship fund is the latest expression of their generosity, and it confirms their belief in the importance of higher education." All undergraduate students from Russell County or who have graduated from Russell High School, in any course of study, are eligible for the $1,000 annual scholarships. Students with disabilities will be given the highest priority. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 is required. The first scholarships will be awarded for the fall 2013 semester, and qualified students can re-apply. Students from Russell County who have completed the FHSU scholarship application are automatically considered. Gloria Doreen Dole Nelson married Waldon "Larry" Nelson. She attended beautician school and operated a beauty shop in Ft. Morgan, Co. Gloria was proud of her beauty shop, but her six children and family were most important. She was a dedicated mother who was involved with activities that her children were in, such as Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. She enjoyed camping, cooking, baking, gardening and Big Band ballroom dancing. Gloria became a housewife after returning to Russell. The scholarship is a tribute to Gloria's ongoing support of students from Russell County. Norma Jean Dole Steele married Allen Thomas "Tom" Steele, Jr. She was a housewife and sold real estate. They had two children. In a 1996 interview, she said: "Everyone knew Bob. Everyone was for him and hoped for the best. They showed this in their caring ways. They'd come to the house and leave a pie. That's the way the people are in Russell. They're always behind you, and I can't imagine Russell not being that way." When asked if she was aware of her brother's large ambition at a young age and if he talked to her at that point as a young kid about what he wanted to do, Steele replied, "Well, we always claimed he'd be a lawyer because we'd be sitting there with our little toys, we didn't always have a lot, but what we had we'd be playing with our toys and Bob would have a book. … Bob liked to do his homework. Bob was a very good student. He was a hard act to follow, I'll tell you. But he worked at it, and he worked at his jobs. He was particular about the way he worked at the drugstore. He wanted to look nice, and he wanted to keep things clean down there. He'd walk around with that rag always wiping off the counter just over and over and over." According to the FHSU Foundation, Steele shared a story about the family moving into the basement in order to lease the main level of the family home to another family. That small rent payment helped to pay the mortgage during difficult times. She indicated that the parents and each of the four kids held various jobs over the years, in addition to Bob Dole's position at Dawson’s Drug Store. "You pulled together and never walked alone," she said. From Fort Hays State University.

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History From The Hermes Compiled by Ruthie Winget Thursday, March 6, 2008 The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce hosted their 2008 awards banquet at the Memorial Hall. Chamber of Commerce Director Wendy Jasper presented awards to Gary Baker and Walter Beesley, Sr., for being named 2008 Co-Citizens of the Year. Don and Sherry Goering earned the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Goerings published the Hugoton Hermes newspaper from 1975 until 2007. Thursday, March 6, 2003 The Stevens County Hospital recently installed a new GE DMR-Plus Mammograph System in the imaging department. Judy Lynch, director of the imaging department has been accredited and meets all guidelines for operating this machine. Steve and Kim Lewis celebrated their twenty-fifth anniversary. They were married February 18, 1978 at the Trinity Baptist Church at Hugoton. Thursday, March 4, 1993 Victor Bansemer, Sr., has been presented with the prestigious Silver Beaver Award by the Boy Scouts. Capping

thirty-eight years contribution to scouting, Bansemer has devoted twenty years to functioning as a scout leader. Thursday, March 3, 1983 An explosion set off a fire at the Dillco Fluid Service building at 513 West Fourth Street Friday, February 25. Fire Chief Mike Schechter reports that the blaze was set off when fumes from condensate from a vacuum truck which was being inspected in the building were ignited by an overhead shop heater. Miraculously, no one was injured. Thursday, March 1, 1973 After forty years of business in Hugoton, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Prine, owners-operators of Prine Plumbing Shop, will discontinue their plumbing operations. They will conduct a semi-retirement business at the same location, expanding in antiques and furniture restoration. Thursday, February 28, 1963 Eddie Kerbow and George Orosco, members of the bowling team sponsored by Thompson Brothers, competed in an IGA bowling tournament in Hutchinson

February 17. Kerbow took first place in men’s class A and Orosco took fifth in class B. Thursday, February 19, 1953 Counted as fortunate are Jack Rogers and Roger Bennett, Hugoton High School students injured in a firearm accident Sunday. While the pair were riding down the street in a car driven by Bennett, Rogers was handling a .32 caliber pistol with one cartridge in the cylinder. The gun discharged, piercing Rogers’ hand and hitting Bennett’s knee. However, no bones were broken in Rogers’ hand and Bennett, while awaiting the attention of a doctor, picked the smashed bullet from the skin covering his kneecap, which was not broken by the impact. Rogers, arm in sling, was able to go to school Monday. Bennett’s knee was still sore from the force of the bullet striking it, which felt, he said, like someone had hit him with a hammer. If any readers have pictures for the history page of the Hermes, please bring them in to Ruthie Winget at The Hugoton Hermes.

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Edamame I believe I wrote about these soybeans before, but as they have become more popular and more readily available, I thought I would remind you of what they are and their great nutritional benefits. Edamame, which means "stalk beans" or "branch beans" in Japanese, is used to describe fresh green soybeans either shelled or inside the pod. These are different from other soybeans because they are fresh, young beans that are not dried. They are found in the cuisines of Japan, China, Korea and Hawaii. Typically the pods are boiled or steamed and served with salt. They are served in the pod; you simply pop it open and enjoy. I was at a casual restaurant in Manhattan just last week where edamame was a side dish option. Outside East Asia, the dish is most often found in Japanese restaurants and some Chinese restaurants, but it also has found popularity elsewhere as a healthy food item. In the United States it is often sold in bags in the frozen food section of grocery stores, and can sometimes be found in the fresh produce section. Edamame packs a huge

nutritional punch. A one-cup serving has just 189 calories, but contains 32% of the recommended daily Value of dietary fiber, 34% of protein and 121% of the daily value of vitamin B and folate. Recent studies propose the following possible health benefits of soy: * Soy protein may help reduce insulin resistance, kidney damage, and fatty liver in people with diabetes, according to a study in rats. * A new study from the Chinese University of Hong Kong indicated that soy protein containing isoflavones (phytoestrogens) significantly reduced overall cholesterol and LDL "bad" cholesterol, and raised HDL or "good" cholesterol, especially in men. * A study in women reported that regular consumption of soy foods was associated with healthy cholesterol levels. * The component thought to be at least partly responsible for soy's health benefits is a type of phytoestrogen called isoflavones. Isoflavones also appear to work with certain proteins in soy to protect against cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis. If you haven´t tried them yet give edamame a try. Here is another way to enjoy edamame.

Roasted Edamame with Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper 16 ounces frozen shelled edamame 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper Preheat the oven to 375°F. Pour the edamame in a strainer and run under warm water for a few seconds to melt any ice crystals. Spread the edamame on a clean dish towel and pat gently with another dish towel to dry them as much as possible. Pop open shells to remove peas. In a mixing bowl, toss the edamame peas with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread in a single layer on a sheet pan and roast for 30-40 minutes. Stir every ten minutes and watch for the edamame to begin puffing and turning golden-brown. Their color will also darken, the exterior will be dry, and you'll hear them "singing" as steam escapes from inside the bean. Remove the pan from the oven and transfer the roasted edamame to a serving bowl. They are best if eaten within a few hours of roasting. Makes roughly two cups.

Simple ways to save energy Reducing energy usage is a good way to help the environment and save money along the way. Saving energy can be done in a variety of ways, many of which do not require significant effort for significant savings. * Stop using the dishwasher to dry the dishes. A dishwasher is a modern convenience few people feel they can live without. While you don't need to give up the dishwasher entirely to save money, it's important to note that many dishwashers use more energy to dry the dishes than to wash them. If your dishwasher does not automatically dry the dishes, turn the knob to the off position once the dishes have been cleaned and open the door to allow the dishes to air dry. * Go with a more traditional refrigerator-freezer combination. Side-by-side re-

frigerator and freezer combinations may be more fashionable, but such units can use as much as 20 percent more energy than their traditional counterparts. If you must purchase a side-byside unit, be sure to buy only those with an Energy Star label. * Do laundry less frequently. Whether you live in an apartment or a home, having an in-unit washer and dryer is a great convenience. But frequently doing small loads can be wasteful, as it takes roughly the same amount of energy to clean a small load of laundry as it does a full load. Limit yourself to only full loads of laundry as much as possible. * Do your drying all at once. When using the dryer, try to dry one batch of clothes right after another. Many dryers require a signif-

icant amount of energy to heat up, but drying consecutive loads won't require as much energy to get the dryer up to operating temperature as the dryer will need if you allow a significant amount of time to pass between loads. * Don't go to extreme temperatures. Arriving home to a house that's especially cold or warm inspires many people to turn their thermostats way up or down in an effort to heat or a cool the home more quickly. This forces the unit to work harder and use more energy. Instead of taking such an extreme approach, invest in a heating or cooling system that allows you to set the temperature in advance so the temperature inside your home is pleasant when you walk through the door. From Metro Editorial Services.

WIN PANCAKE DAY AMATEUR CONTEST—These five Hugoton High School students won the $150 first prize in an amateur contest Tuesday night along with other Pancake Day festivities in Liberal. Their act, not a high school project, but developed with the assistance of L.R. Snively, high school music director, has been presented before several Hugoton

clubs recently. Left to right are Larry Lane, drummer; Tommy Davis and Rodney Hinkle, trumpet players; Barbara Hubbard, pianist; and Gayle Parsons, singer. Title of the musical act is “Frankie and Johnnie.” Taken from the February 19, 1953 issue of The Hugoton Hermes newspaper.

SOCIAL SECURITY NEWS By Becky Ewy Social Security Assistant District Manager Hutchinson, Kansas

NEW TO ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS? Beginning March 1, with few exceptions, all federal benefits, including Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, are to be paid electronically. That’s according to a rule from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. For years, Social Security has stressed the convenience, security and safety of getting benefit payments electronically, offering peace of mind that your payment will arrive on time, even in the event of natural disasters or being away from home when the check is in the mail. Electronic payments (direct deposit or Direct Express) are not only the best way to receive federal benefit payments — for most people, starting in March, they are the only way. The truth is, for most people getting monthly benefits, this isn’t really a change at all. That’s because more than nine out of ten individuals who receive benefits from Social Security already receive payments electronically. If you get your payments the old-fashioned way and electronic payments are new to you, here are some things you may want to know about your future payments. •Electronic payments are safer: there’s no risk of checks being lost or stolen; Electronic payments are easy and reliable: there’s no need to wait for the mail or go to the bank to cash a check; •Electronic payments are good for the environment: they save paper and eliminate transportation costs; and finally; •Electronic payments save taxpayers money to the tune of $120 million per year: there are no costs for postage, paper, and printing; and •Electronic payments could save you money on check-cashing and bank fees. Please visit www.GoDi

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L & N AVIATION CO. Aerial Applicators All Types Of Spraying Fertilizing & Seeding Equipped with satellite guidance system 544-2008 Office - 593-4509 Night 544-6491 Mobile

Gene Nunn

**Free Daily Hugoton Delivery** Same Day Delivery Even on Saturdays ***Independently owned and operated by Brett and Holli Horyna***

Phone 620-624-4065

Hours Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1033 N. Kansas Avenue in Liberal

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

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Section 1. INCORPORATING STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE. There is hereby incorporated by reference for the purpose of regulating traffic within the corporate limits of the City of Hugoton, Kansas, that certain standard traffic ordinance known as the "Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities," Edition of 2012, prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas. No fewer than one (1) copy of said Standard Traffic Ordinance shall be marked or stamped "Official Copy as Adopted by Ordinance No. 783," and to which shall be attached a copy of this ordinance, and filed with the City Clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours. The police department, municipal judge and all administrative departments of the city charged with enforcement of the ordinance shall be supplied, at the cost of the city, such number of official copies of the Standard Traffic Ordinance similarly marked, as may be deemed expedient. Section 2. TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS AND TRAFFIC OFFENSES. (a) An ordinance traffic infraction is a violation of any sec-

tion of this ordinance that prescribes or requires the same behavior as that prescribed or required by a statutory provision that is classified as a traffic infraction in K.S.A. Supp. 8-2118. (b) All traffic violations which are included within this ordinance, and which are not ordinance traffic infractions, as defined in subsection (a) of this section, shall be considered traffic offenses.

Section 3. PENALTY FOR SCHEDULED FINES. The fine for violation of an ordinance traffic infraction or any other traffic offense for which the municipal judge establishes a fine in a fine schedule shall not be less than $10.00 nor more than $500.00, except for speeding which shall be not less than $10.00 nor more than $500.00. A person tried and convicted for violation of an ordinance traffic infraction or other traffic offense for which a fine has been established in a schedule of filles shall pay a fine fixed by the court not to exceed $500.00. Section 4. REPEAL. Ordinance No. 783, and all ordinances, or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith, are hereby repealed; provided, however, that said ordinance shall remain in force and effect as to offenses committed prior to the time this ordinance shall take effect. Section 5. EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its adoption and publication in the Hugoton Hermes, the official city newspaper. Passed and approved by the Governing Body of the City of Hugoton, Kansas, this 25th day of February, 2013.

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

HELP WANTED HELP WANTED: Full time position open at the Stevens County Health Department for a licensed nurse. Applications for this position are available at the health department. Stevens County is an EOE. (1c9) ---------------



Pearcy Irrigation is seeking a Part-time Receptionist/Assistant

Truck Driver w/ current CDL license.

Stop by our office at 510 West Fifth for an application or call Ashley at 620-541-1305 (tfc8)


Please inquire at Premier Alfalfa, Inc.(tfc8)


Chrysler Corner in Liberal is now taking applications for a Parts Advisor/Service Writer. Some experience preferred, will train the right person.

(SEAL) /s/ Jack E. Rowden Jack E.Rowden, Mayor

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

ATTEST: /s/ Thomas G. Hicks Thomas G. Hicks, City Clerk

Ask for Carl

CDL Required. Full Benefits Package


(tfc5) (4c9)

Spend 100% of your time doing what you do BEST! Ulysses AMHC is currently looking to fill positions for Children’s Case Managers. We work directly with children and their families in their homes, schools and community. These children are experiencing an emotional disturbance and need help to learn new skills and remain safe in their environment. Come be a part of our professional team as we work cooperatively within the agency and with outside providers to meet the needs of our children. This very rewarding position lets you see positive change take place in a child’s life. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related human service field or equivalently qualified by work experience is required. Base pay starting at $12.98/hr., also additional compensation is given for experience. Candidates must pass KBI, SRS, motor vehicle screens, and have a valid driver’s license. Benefits Include: Retirement: fully vested at time of employment Health/Dental Insurance - portion of premium paid by AMHC Life Insurance & Long-Term Disability - premium paid by AMHC Holiday, Bereavement and Vacation/Sick days

Applications are available Applications/Resumes can be sent to:

AMHC Attn: HR PO Box 1905 Garden City, Ks. 67846; E-mail; Fax 620-272-0171


(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


(First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, February 14, 2013) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT

Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP Plaintiff, vs. Mike D. Pomeroy and Diane L. Pomeroy, et al. Defendants.

Case No. 10CV23 Court Number:

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

Call 866-840-2066

NEEDED IMMEDIATELY Yard Maintenance/Deliveries Tri-Rotor Crop Services

Solution to February 21, 2013 puzzle

JAYHAWK OILFIELD SUPPLY is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team. Applicants with oilfield experience preferred but not necessary. Must be reliable, detail oriented, able to multi-task, take direction well and work with minimal supervision. Must have a clean driving record and be able to pass a drug test. CDL preferred. Great benefits and competitive salary. Send resume to Jayhawk Oilfield Supply PO Box 729, Hugoton, Ks. 67951 or come by 831 E. Eleventh to pick up an application or talk to Kristine. No phone calls please. (2c8)

highest bidder for cash in hand, at the Front Door of the Courthouse at Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, on March 7, 2013, at 10:00 AM, the following real estate: SURFACE AND SURFACE RIGHTS ONLY, IN AND TO: Lot Nine (9) and the South Half (S1/2) of Lot Ten (10), in Block Four (4) of KALLENBACH'S FIFTH ADDITION to the City of Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, according to the duly filed and recorded plat thereof, commonly known as 1404 South Eisenhower Street, Hugoton, KS 67951 (the “Property”) to satisfy the judgment in the above-entitled case. The sale is to be made without appraisement and subject to the redemption period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court. For more information, visit


Direct Support Coordinator Mosaic provides a life of possibilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. We support them and empower the pursuit of their goals. We celebrate their successes, even if that success is as simple as the pursuit itself. Currently, we are seeking an energetic flexible leader for the position of Direct Support Coordinator in our Liberal, KS location. The Direct Support Coordinator will direct and coordinate the operations of the residential and day services program and is operated in compliance with all regulatory requirements, accreditation standards, and within the assigned budget. Monitors personnel management, program plan implementation, coordination of appointments and activities for individuals served, facility maintenance, and management of individual financial accounts. Will supervise up to four front line managers. Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. Minimum of four years of experience in a related field, with at least one year in a supervisory or management capacity. Mosaic in Liberal provides community based residential, community, day programs, and children's services to people with intellectual disabilities. We employ 75 persons in Liberal serving 73 individuals. The ability to motivate and lead through influence will be a major key to success.


CURRENT OPENINGS AT STEVENS COUNTY HOSPITAL, MEDICAL CLINIC AND PIONEER MANOR NURSING HOME Pioneer Manor is seeking flexible individuals for the household coordinator position in Wheatfield and Cimarron Households. Duties include social services, day-to-day functioning of households, direct resident care, scheduling and staffing, and resident care planning. This job is for 8 hour shifts 5 days a week with some weekends and holidays. Requirements: CNA licensure, Basic Life Support, Social Service Designee preferred but not required. Please inquire through Human Resources at Stevens County Hospital, 620-544-8511. (2c8) Long Term Care is currently searching for a full time Housekeeper to work Monday through Friday 7 am - 3:30 pm. This job opening also requires working some weekends. Please contact Robyn Medina in Human Resources (620)544-8511 or come to hospital 1006 S. Jackson to pick up an application. (2c8) Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time RNs, LPNs and CMAs to work at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home. These positions are for the day and 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)

Ted Heaton, Sheriff Stevens County, Kansas

Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 Notice Of Sale Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Court of Stevens County, Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Stevens County, Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the

Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Brian R. Hazel (KS # 21804) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 (913)663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff (117140)


The Hugoton Hermes

Thursday, February 21, 2013

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FOR SALE FOR SALE: 2008 Keystone 30’ RV pull camper. Very good condition. Queen size bed, couch makes into double bed, large bathroom, black appliances, flat screen TV, stereo sound system, two rocking chairs. $12,000. Call 620-3722329 or 620-451-1047. (4c9) ---------------

Hermes Classified Deadline Monday at 5 pm


Oak, Piñon, Mesquite, Pecan & More


Delivery & stacking available Call DJ @ 620-430-1273 Days 620-428-6127 Evenings (tfc)

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

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!

SPRING SALE Prices start at $99 1-800-833-4055 810 N. Kansas - Liberal, KS

C UNDER 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!!


Shrimp fresh off the boat. Peeled, deveined & headed, ready to cook. Frozen in 5 lb. boxes, $7.00 a pound.

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

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!!

(620) 624-1212 BUSINESS Now see these and other SW. Kansas properties at


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

600 S. Jefferson - Price Reduced!! 3 bed/2 bath, cen H/A, fence, 30 x 40 building. Call for details!! Mark Faulkner-Broker Karen Yoder - Associate/Broker Residential & Commercial Specialist Chance Yoder - Salesperson Agricultural Land Residential & Commercial Specialist

Chance Yoder- Cellphone 544-1907

Karen Yoder

“Call Us For All Your Real Estate Needs”


AL-Anon Family Group

Pioneer Manor Family Support Group



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


620-544-5499 or 620-428-2929


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


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

NEED TO BUY: Washer & Dryer, good condition preferred. Call 620-544-3056. (1c9) --------------WANT TO PURCHASE: Minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co. 80201. (150p49-12)



Project Hope


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.

603 Fifth Street in Rolla

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

Chance Yoder

FOR SALE BY OWNER ced! Redu e c i r P

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

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

Karen Yoder- 544-4161 or Cellphone 544-3730

FREE TO GOOD HOME FREE TO GOOD HOME: 1/2 Lab, 1/2 Miniature Australian Shepherd puppies. Call 620-624-4256. (3c8) ------------TO GIVE AWAY TO GOOD HOMES: 2 approximately 9month-old female German shorthair puppies. Call 620-5445623. (2c8) -------------

David Light 620-544-9763 Fax: 620-356-5462 Office: 620-356-5808


The City of Hugoton will be taking sealed bids on the following equipment

Mowers may be inspected during business hours, Monday thru Friday at the Hugoton Power plant at 1601 S. Washington, phone 620-544-2478.

Dallas Light (owner)


The deadline for submitting bids will be March 11, 2013 at 5 p.m. Bids may be taken by the Hugoton City Office, located at 631 S. Main Street in Hugoton, Kansas or mailed to: Attn: Mower Bids, City of Hugoton, P.O. Box 788, Hugoton, KS 67951. Bids will be opened at the city council meeting March 11, 2013.

201 6th Ave, Rolla 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.

Feature Of The Week

Item #1 - John Deere F687 zero-turn mower in running condition. Serial Number - TCF687X050554. Purchased in 2008. Approximately 1,055 hours. Kohler 23 hp. OHV engine. 60 inch cutting deck with mulching kit. Includes grass catcher attachment. Item #2 - John Deer FR6897 zero-turn mower non-running (engine blown). Serial Number - TCF687X050435. Purchase in 2008. Approximately 750 hours. Kohler 23 hp. OHV engine (disassembled w/broken rods). 60 inch cutting deck with mulching kits. (No grass catcher.)


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


124 S. Jefferson St. - 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath ranch style home. Home being sold as a short sale.

307 N. Kansas, Suite 101 Liberal, KS 67901

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

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




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!!

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

(620) 428-1042 CELLULAR

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

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



REALTOR® Associate



Call 544-4321or email

712 E. 5th St.


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.

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


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




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

Three 1-bedroom apartments

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!!

SATELLITE TV: Call JAY D’s Satellite for LOCAL service! New installs - upgrades - Dish Moves - Remotes. Dish and DirecTV 800-952-9634. www.jayd (tfc48) ---------------


The Hugoton Hermes on Facebook!

to keep up with What’s Happenin’ in Stevens County!

For information, AND call Plaza Office Or Call Selia Crawford at 544-2182 544-4011

If no answer, leave message




THE STATE OF KANSAS TO TRI-STATE CREDIT UNION, FORD MOTOR CREDIT, and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of such of the defendants as may be deceased; the unknown spouses of the defendants, the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of such defendants as are existing, dissolved or dormant corporations; the unknown guardians and trustees of such of the defendants as are minors or are in anywise under legal disability, and all other persons who are or may be concerned: You are hereby notified a Petition

has been filed in the District Court of Stevens County, Kansas, by John M. Pate, James M. Pate and Leisa R. Cunningham, praying their title to the following described real estate situate in Stevens County, Kansas, to-wit: Lot Nine (9), Block Eighty-six (86) City of Hugoton subject to easements and restrictions of record, if any, insofar as the same are valid, be quieted in John M. Pate, James M. Pate and Leisa R. Cunningham, and you and each of you be forever barred, restrained and enjoined from setting up or claiming any right, title, interest, estate, equity, lien or claim in and to said real estate. You are required to plead to said petition on or before the 27th day of March, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in said Court, in the District Courtroom at the County courthouse, in Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the petition. JOHN M. PATE, JAMES M. PATE, and LEISA R. CUNNINGHAM Plaintiffs James A. Kuharic Brollier, Wolf & Kuharic Box 39, Hugoton, KS 67951 (620) 544-8555 Attorney for Plaintiffs


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


Alan D. Higgins, Owner



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


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

308-383-1985 Master Plumber in Hugoton




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

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

Call 620-544-4321 or email today!

620-544-1517 Frankie Thomas, owner

Your Snapper Dealer


LAWN PRO Will Schnittker


Small Engine Repair

See YOUR ad here!


600 E. 11th

IN STOCK *Carpet *Tile *Laminate *Vinyl


544-5915 or 544-7776

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

The Hugoton Hermes

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Page 6B

Donkey Basketball comes to Moscow


Thursday, February 28 High school girls sub state at Ingalls; 6:00 p.m. Friday, March 1 - High school boys sub state at Ingalls; Time to Be Announced. Saturday, March 2 - High school sub state at Ingalls; TBA

Forensics at Rolla Wednesday, March 6 Dairyland Donkey Basketball at the Moscow Gym; 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 9 Movie night at the Moscow Senior Center.

Moscow mourns loss of Bill Suddeth The community of Moscow lost another vital member Thursday and would like to express their heart felt sympathies to Bill Suddeth's family. Their thoughts and prayers are with the family. Bill was such a huge blessing to everyone that

knew him. He was an amazing man. Most would probably refer to him as a "caretaker" of many and for the community of Moscow. He will be dearly missed by all. The complete obituary is on page 2 of this issue.

Please contact Sara Cross with any news regarding the Moscow community at


Moscow Junior High pep band did a great job Tuesday evening to the enjoyment of all

who attended the concert.

Moscow lady cats JV gets some advice from coach Kyle Hittle Tuesday evening against Sublette.

New rodeo stars will be born during the wild and crazy “Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show” at the Moscow Gymnasium March 6, beginning at 7:00 p.m.! It’s basketball played on real, live donkeys and it will be wilder than a rodeo and funnier than a circus! All local players will be riding, so come out and see someone you know try to ride a donkey and play basketball at the same time. It’s a thrill-a-minute, a spill a minute. Laugh as you’ve never laughed before at the wild and crazy donkey basketball show! This fun-filled show is sponsored by the Moscow Student Council. All the proceeds will be for the benefit of the Moscow Student Council. Advance tickets can be purchased from members of the Moscow Student Council or at State Farm of Hugoton, Hugoton High School, Moscow High School and Moscow Central Office. Tickets may also be available at the gate if there is space available. Article contributed by Dairyland Donkey Ball, LLC. Visit www.dairylanddonkey for more information.

Second Saturday is Movie Night at Moscow Senior Center Don't forget the second Saturday of each month is "Movie night" at the Moscow senior center. Bring along a yummy dish and enjoy a covered dish meal and a movie.

Colorectal cancer can be deadly At the Moscow Junior High dance all the kids had a great time!! Picture by Lorrie Christianson.

Gasoline prices rise again to $3.68 per gallon average

JH students tear up the dance floor Saturday evening at the JH dance. Also, all the adults for putting this event together and the kids who helped decorate–you are much appreciated. Picture courtesy of Stacy Roop.

Thursday's snow storm brought visibility to near zero at times. It was a beautiful sight. All the moisture Moscow received was greatly appreciated. Reports of four–six inches across the Moscow area were issued.

Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.68 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.72 per gallon, according to gasoline price Web site Including the change in gas prices in Kansas during the past week, prices Sunday were 16.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 49.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 42.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 9.1 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. "The streak is over," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "GasBuddy data showed the national average rising for 32 consecutive days–starting January 20 at $3.265 per gallon, and ending February 21 at $3.733 per gallon. The tide has now turned and the national average has dropped two days straight. This is certainly excellent news for disillusioned motorists–but I would caution them not to get overly thrilled as prices may linger near these levels for some time," DeHaan said. This article was submitted by

Colorectal (colon/rectal) cancer claims thousands of lives each and every year. Due to its widespread reach and ability to affect both men and women, the public should become educated about the disease. Here's a look at colorectal cancer by the numbers. 3: Colorectal cancer ranks as the third leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States. 103,170: The number of new cases of colon cancer in the United States in 2012. 40,290: The number of new cases of rectal cancer in the United States in 2012. 23,300: The number of new cases of colorectal cancer in Canada in 2012. 63: The percentage of Canadian men who will live for five years after receiving a colorectal cancer diagnosis. 1: The number, in millions, of U.S. colorectal cancer survivors. 20: The number of years the cases of colorectal cancer have been dropping steadily thanks to increased awareness and screening methods. 5: The number of feet in length of the average colon. 4: The number of sections in the colon, which include the ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, and sigmoid colon. 95: Percentage of colorectal cancers that are a type of cancer known as adenocarcinomas, which start in cells that form mucus for the colon. From Metro Editorial Services.

Sniff out a bargain in the Classifieds! Give Us A Call! 544-4321

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