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HHS musicians excel at Regional competition Congratulations to the Hugoton High School music students who attended Regional Solos and Ensembles Saturday, April 5. As a school, students received all “I - superior” and “II - excellent” ratings. Students and groups receiving a “I - superior” rating will be advancing to State Saturday, April 26 in Andover. Angela Heger is much appreciated for her State FFA Degree winners are announced at the FFA Banquet Saturday night. From the left are

musical skill and time accompanying and assisting with student preparation. April 5 results for Regional Solos and Ensembles: *Band Solos: Courtney Ferguson, flute I Kole Kahl, tuba - I *Vocal Ensembles: Hugoton Mixed - II Hugoton Men - I Hugoton Women - I

*Vocal Solos: Montana Beesley - I Zeida Betance - II Takoda Eckert - I Courtney Ferguson - II Taylor Fiss - I Carly Hittle - II David Kurt - I Zack Leininger - I AJ Madsen - I Maverick Mills - I Brissa Ordonze - II Gabrielle Rawlins - II Brecklyn Stump - II

Micah Baehler, Megan Bryan, Brady Heger, Brady Marshall and Kole Kahl.

State FFA Degree winners are announced at FFA Banquet The Hugoton FFA Chapter had its sixtyninth annual FFA Banquet Saturday, April 5. The annual banquet is an opportunity for the chapter and its members to reflect about the past year and to honor their many accomplishments. Awards presented were for proficiency, Greenhand and chapter degrees. The new 2014-2015 chapter officers were also announced at the banquet. A keynote address was presented by Kansas FFA Treasurer Chance Hunley. State FFA Degrees were

announced. Five seniors from the Hugoton FFA were being honored for their efforts in FFA by receiving the State FFA degree. The State FFA Degree is the highest award an FFA member may earn from the Kansas FFA Association; it is only awarded to the top three percent of FFA members each year. The State FFA Degree is based on the member’s level of FFA activities at the local, district, state and national levels, their individual Supervised Agriculture Experience Program (SAE)

capital investment, hours invested, and their hours of Community Service. The application is 16 pages long and must correspond to the record book kept by each FFA member. Recipients were Micah Baehler, Megan Bryan, Brady Heger, Kole Kahl and Brady Marshall. They will be awarded the State Degree at the State FFA Convention at Manhattan in May. Chapter Stars were announced. Star in Ag Business was Austin Nordyke. Austin has a yard care

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Students advancing to State after receiving “Superior - I” ratings in a solo or ensemble are back row left to right - Nickolas Evans, Cristobal Salcedo, Zack Leininger, Maverick Mills, David Kurt, Kole Kahl and Takoda Eckert. Middle row are Mariah Archuleta, Elizabeth

Johnson, Taylor Fiss, Courtney Ferguson, Kelsey Quillen and A.J. Madsen. In the front are Brissa Ordonez, Brittney Kolb, Montana Beesley, Marissa Romero and Erin Perry. Not pictured is Gabrielle Rawlins. Photo courtesy of Trevor Waechter.

Easter services start this week Public invited to HHS prom

MHS students Hailey White and Marki Anton place second at Meade April 7 in Forensics. This qualifies them for State Championships.

The community is invited to take in the incredible sights at this year’s prom festivities. Junior class members chose the theme “Glitz, Glamour, Gatsby”. If you’re looking for elegance, look no further than the Hugoton High School gym this Saturday, April 12 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Stevens County Ministerial Alliance will present Palm Sunday services this Sunday, April 13 at the Assembly of God in Hugoton. Pastor Jo Mead will speak at 6:00 p.m. You are encouraged to bring food for fellowship afterward. Trinity Baptist Church will host a Good Friday service Friday, April 18 at 12:07 p.m. The service will let out at approximately 12:50 p.m., to allow employees to return to their jobs before the lunch hour is over.

Commissioners discuss possible burn control The Stevens County Board of County Commissioners met Monday, April 7, 2014 with all members, Pat Hall, James Bell and Dave Bozone, present. Also present were County Counselor Robert Johnson, County Clerk Pam Bensel and RoGlenda Coulter from The Hugoton Hermes. The following is just an agenda for the morning with a few of the unofficial highlights. Official minutes will be published at a later date. The commissioners’ agenda included: 8:30 - bills / Robert Rich from the Wellness Center with his budget; 9:00 - Roger Lynch; 9:30 Tony Martin; 10:00 - Paula Rowden; 10:30 - Sevalan Brollier; 11:00 - Phillip Willis; and 12:00 lunch. When this reporter arrived at approximately 8:45 the commissioners were just finishing talking with Roger Lynch. Present at the meeting besides Roger, were Rodney Kelling, Ted Heaton and Frank Smith. Roger and the commissioners were talking about some zoning issues in the county. Roger then turned the floor over to Frank Smith. Mr. Smith needed to talk to the commissioners about a trailer

that had been moved over to his property from some property that was sold at the tax sale. Quite a discussion ensued about if the trailer is classified as a living space or a storage/equipment trailer. Mr. Smith brought in a state description of a trailer home. His argument was the trailer is not and was never designed to be a home. Bob Johnson read the document and told Mr. Smith that no matter, there is a restriction/zoning law in Stevens County not allowing any kind of trailers older than in the 1960s to be relocated in Stevens County. Mr. Smith was asked for a title for the trailer. He said he doesn’t have one yet. Bob said he will do some further investigating in the matter and the issue was tabled. Sheriff Ted Heaton came in to report. He talked about his road request for awhile. He then talked about getting bids for three pickups for his department. Three of his present fleet are getting close to 100,000 miles. When asked, he reported having 14 prisoners in his facility at this time. Rodney Kelling reported about the bids he had sent out for a fire

truck. They will be opened May 19, 2014. Commissioners asked Rodney about the recent fire at Abengoa. This was one of three. Tony Martin from Road and Bridge brought in his report. He had gathered some estimates for some equipment to work with the tumble weed problems. He gave a price for grapples for existing equipment they have and a price for a new loader already equipped with the grapples. It was agreed among all present the new equipment already equipped with the grapples would be the best way to go. Tony reported the department has a 1994 John Deere Loader they can sell and get a big piece of the cost for the new one. Tony went on to talk about roads they are working on. He said the asphalt plant is working very well after the switch-over. They did have some issues with the wiring but had someone come out and got it all fixed very well. Tony said they had someone come and fill cracks in the paved roads. This is expensive and he would like to look into Stevens County buying their own machine to do this. Paula Rowden brought in bids to

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Students ending their solo work for the year and receiving “Excellent - II” ratings are left to right Carly Hittle, Zeida Betance and Brecklyn Stump. Photo courtesy of Trevor Waechter.

City Council approves annexation Hugoton City Council met in regular session April 7, 2014 in the council meeting room. Attending the meeting were Mayor Jack E. Rowden, City Clerk Thomas G. Hicks, Electrical System Supervisor Gary Rowden, Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke, City Inspector Joshua Grubbs, City Attorney Wayne R. Tate, Police Chief Courtney Leslie and councilmen Dean Banker, Mike Eshbaugh, Dan Corpening, Shannon Crawford and Tron Stegman. Also pres-

ent were Economic Development Director Neal Gillespie, Hugoton Hermes reporter Ruthie Winget, Anastacio Amador, Jose Amador, Rebecca Degollado, Karla Estrada and Joel Nieto. The council approved the minutes of the last meeting and the March municipal judge’s report. Joshua Grubbs gave his inspector report, stating a new house is being built at 709 E. Fourth. Neal Gillespie informed the council he needs to get Continued on page 8

School finance bill passes The recent school funding bill, which passed the Kansas Senate Sunday, April 6, 2014, is causing a bit of an uproar among teachers and administrators. Under the bill, the State will provide $126 million to bridge wealthbased disparities in school districts, eliminate longheld due process rights for teachers and promote school choice by offering tax breaks to corporations that provide private school scholarships for low in-

come students. What does this mean for USD 210? The school district will lose thousands of dollars in funding, because Stevens County is among the wealthier counties in the state, as exemplified by its 2011 ranking as fourth lowest average county mill levy. By contrast, Johnson County with a mill levy much closer to the state average - stands to gain approximately $14 million in Continued on page 8

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Ro ’ s T h o u g h t s It has been brought to our attention that lately some local people have been witnessing small animals being thrown from moving vehicles. I was told that this had been seen before, and I just could not believe that it happened. I wrote it off as a mistake of some kind. But, no folks, this horrible and sickening thing is real and happening near us!! What we here at the Hermes are asking is that you keep your eyes open wide and let’s catch these horrible “people”. Get tag numbers, vehicle descriptions, just whatever it takes to convict them! My personal opinion is to do to them as they do to the poor defenseless animals but we can’t legally do that...So let’s get them turned in to the law officials and let them deal with them with fines, jail time and possibly community service of some kind. Let’s get together and put a stop to animal cruelty. We do not need these kind of people around our children and community.

Express your appreciation this week Dear Editor, Each year, in the month of April, the National Animal Control Association celebrates and promotes the continuing upgrade and professionalism of Animal Control with National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week. This year it’s April 13-19. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Hugoton’s ACO, Stephanie Smith, for her dedication to this sometimes thankless job. I would also like to thank the Police Officers who take on some of the ACO responsibilities when Stephanie is off duty. Although Stephanie enjoys being able to reunite a lost pet with its worried owner or adopting a pet out to a loving family, she very much dislikes having to remove a pet from the road after being hit by a car, or having to put a dog down because it’s time was up and no one came forward to claim/adopt it. She also educates the public about rabies prevention and the importance of vaccinations; educates those who have outside pets on how to properly shelter them from weather; keeps the shelter in compliance with state laws; tirelessly preaches the need to spay and neuter; responds to calls for dog at

Sherri Leonard National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week large and then searches to find them to get them to safety; responds to incidents of dog bites, vicious dog reports, and other Ordinance violations; protects the welfare of helpless dogs that are rescued from injury, disease, starvation, and cruelty; and shelters dogs that an uneducated society allows to multiply and then literally throws away on the street like trash. I have seen firsthand how attached she gets to the dogs that come through the shelter; and, with some community volunteers who have stepped forward, she has been able to get them all either adopted out with the help of social media, or transferred to a rescue group to eventually be placed in a forever home. Because of that group effort she has not had to euthanize any dogs since October of 2012. Last year she even adopted a dog to a guy in Montana and helped him secure transport to get his new buddy to him. Her job is made easier with the huge network of shelter volun-

teers, transporters, rescuers, and organizations like the Finney County Humane Society who are constantly in contact with one another working to save the lives of animals that society has “dumped” on them. Since she’s the only ACO here in town she’s very adept at multi-tasking; and, like other public safety officers, she risks life and limb on a daily basis. As a community, we can make her job a little less daunting by being responsible pet owners. Please spay and neuter all pets to prevent unwanted litters, vaccinate all pets, obtain city tags, provide a secure fenced in area for your pets to roam/play/live in, keep dogs on a leash when outside of the fenced in area, train and socialize your pets so they are less aggressive, provide proper food and shelter, and most of all, abide by all City Ordinances pertaining to animals. If you happen to see Stephanie Smith, please take a minute to thank her for her never ending commitment to the animals and the public she protects and serves. Sincerely, Sherri Leonard

Terry Stuck The death of Terry Wayne Stuck, 52, has been learned. Mr. Stuck passed from this life Friday, March 28, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Ok. He was born November 3, 1961 in Liberal, the son of Junior Stuck and the former Samantha White. Terry graduated from high school in Turpin, Ok. He worked for Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company in Kansas before he returned to school. He earned a degree in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1994. He worked for Chesapeake Energy in Oklahoma City and was employed as a Facilities Engineering Manager for Range Resources. Terry loved working cattle and any agricul-

tural experience. Survivors include his parents Jr. and Samantha Stuck of Hugoton; his wife Kathleen of the home; two sons, Niles and wife Anna and Michael and wife Natalie Kennedy; three grandchildren, Henry Michael Stuck, Mary Frances Kennedy-Stuck and Samantha Ann KennedyStuck; and his sister Brenda Huxman of Topeka. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated last week at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Oklahoma City. Memorials are suggested to Catholic Charities, 1501 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, Ok 73106.


Joan, as she was known by her family and friends, was born July 25, 1933, on the Mills Farm, 12 miles outside of Hugoton. She spent her childhood there with her parents, Daisy and OW Mills, and her siblings. June 19, 1949, Joan and Bernard Popejoy were united in marriage. It was a marriage destined to last 64 years. Joan graduated from Hugoton High School in 1952 and immediately began the work she always considered most important; caring for her family. She stayed in her beloved home town until 1979, when she and Bernard made a move

to Liberal. In 1992 they made an even bigger move to Waco, Tx. Although Joan adopted Texas, she always considered Kansas her true home. Mrs. Popejoy’s interests included family history and memory keeping. She never hesitated to share stories and pictures with those around her. She truly loved watching and encouraging her two children, five grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She made it her mission not to miss a baseball game, concert, pageant or swim meet. Joan is survived by her husband Bernard Popejoy of Spring, Tx.; daughter Shari Popejoy Esposito and her husband Vince of Spring; son Dan Popejoy and wife Terri of Georgetown, Tx.; grandchildren, Kim DeGarmo Oelke of Houston, Tx., Chris DeGarmo and wife Liza of Austin, Tx., Liz Popejoy Gabel and husband David of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Kelli Schroeder Hall and husband Jeff of Spring and Andrew Popejoy and wife Vicki of Waco, Tx.; 14 great grandchildren ages two to 21; her sister, Janell Mills Burditt and husband Kenneth of Whispering Pines, N.C.; and her brother Doug Mills and wife Rita of Hugoton. Joan is predeceased by her

parents OW and Daisy Mills and brothers, Earl Mills, Jerry Mills and Don Mills. Funeral services will be at the United Methodist Church in Hugoton Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Officiating the service will be Pastor Jo Mead. Pallbearers are Andy Popejoy, Chris DeGarmo, Jeff

Friends and family gathered last weekend to rememand honor Pearl ber Williams. Mrs. Williams passed from this life Monday, March 31, 2014 at Pioneer Manor in Hugoton at the age of 93.

Stevens County Emergency Services run activity March 31 through April 6. Fire Department Hugoton Station Tuesday, April 1 - 1:58 p.m. dispatched to 1043 Road P for an equipment / structure fire. Fire Department Moscow Station No activity this period. Ambulance Activity Three medical runs, one transfer and one fire standby.


She was born December 8, 1920 in Rolla, the daughter of Ed Stout and the former Minnie Price. Pearl grew up in Rolla and graduated from Rolla High School. She cooked at Rolla Grade School for a few years after graduation. September 25, 1940, Pearl married Charles H. Williams in Johnson. Pearl and Charles lived in Colorado for a few years and raised sheep. They returned to Morton County and established a farm with Charles’ family. Pearl and Charles

Business Hours, Call 544-4959 After Hours, Call 544-2020 Monday, March 31, 2014 • Dog at Large, 900 Block South Coulter, Owner Caught, Sergeant Johnson • Theft, 800 Block South Jefferson, Took Report, Sergeant Johnson • Vehicle Unlock, 500 Block East Thirteenth, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Civil Standby, 300 Block Van Buren, Public Service, Officer Crane Tuesday, April 1, 2014 • Medical Assist, 1700 Block South Main, Public Service, Officer Crane Thursday, April 3, 2014 • Non Injury Accident, First and Main, Took Report, Officer Hagman • Funeral Escort, 100 Block South Main, Public Service, Officer Hagman • Dog Complaint, 400 Block South Jefferson, Investigated, Officer Lamatsch Friday, April 4, 2014 • Welfare Check, 900 Block South Polk, Unable to locate, Sergeant Johnson • Domestic, 200 Block Van Buren, Subject Arrested, Sergeant Johnson • Loud Music, 1000 Block South Washington, Advised to turn it down, Officer Crane Saturday, April 5, 2014 • Suspicious Car, 1000 Block South Main, Gone prior to arrival, Officer Crane Sunday, April 6, 2014 • Gas Drive Off, 1000 Block South Washington, Subject paid, Sergeant Johnson • Criminal Damage, 400 Block South Monroe, Took Report, Sergeant Johnson • Vehicle Unlock, 900 Block South Coulter, Citizen Assist, Sergeant Johnson • Vehicle Unlock 400 Block East Eleventh, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane

Shirley Joan Popejoy Former Stevens County resident Shirley Joan Mills Popejoy, 80, of Spring, Tx., passed away Friday, April 4, 2014. She was taken by respiratory failure in her home with her husband by her side.

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Hall, Jeff Mills, Jamie Mills and Matt Mills. Interment will be at the Hugoton Cemetery under the direction of Garnand Funeral Home, 423 S. Main, Hugoton, Ks. 67951. Three words that sum up her life: Joan loved family.

Kenneth “Kenny” Lozar Jr. Death has claimed the life of Kenneth M. “Kenny” Lozar Jr. of Ulysses. Mr. Lozar, age 49, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses. 

He was born September 8, 1964 in Ulysses, the son of Kenneth Martin Lozar, Sr. and the former Judith Ann Downey. Kenny grew up in Ulysses and also lived in Louisiana and Missouri for a short time. He graduated from Ulysses High School and went to work for the State of Kansas. For the last 23 years he was a journeyman lineman for Pioneer Electric. He was also co-owner of The Iron Horse.

Survivors include her two sons, Rick Richardson and wife Becky of Liberal and Dennis Richardson of Olympia, Wa.; two sisters, Bonnie Oneal and husband Dick of Lancaster, Ca. and Dolores Sailer of Evansville; her five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; daugh-

March 8, 2014, Kenny and Tyra Lee were married in Ulysses. Kenny enjoyed riding motorcycles, shooting and collected guns. He loved Harley Davidson and Big Dog motorcycles. Survivors include his wife Tyra of the home; sons: Jason Lozar of Ulysses, Leif Elliott of Garden City, Jamey Lozar of Ulysses and Shane Olson of the home; daughter Sara Olson of the home; his mother Judy Lozar of Kirbyville, Mo.; sister Karin Gwin of Quapaw, Ok.; and one grandson, Ayden Lozar. Mr. Lozar is preceded in death by his father Kenneth Lozar Sr. in 2012; and daughter Andrea Lozar. Funeral services were attended Saturday morning, April 5, 2014 at the Shelton Memorial Christian Church in Ulysses with Reverend Sam Bynum officiating. Interment followed at the Ulysses Cemetery under the direction of Garnand Funeral Home of Ulysses. Memorial contributions may be given to the DuGood Events in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, Ks 67880.

Adrian Martinez Hugoton resident Adrian Martinez Jr., 27, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in an auto accident in Amarillo, Tx.

Juanita Richardson Word has been received of the death of Juanita Rose Richardson, age 79. Mrs. Richardson passed from this life Monday, April 1, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society Liberal. She was born July 15, 1934 in Evansville, In., the daughter of Henry Orth and the former Genevieve Frank. In June of 1958 Juanita married Nolan Clark Richardson in Lancaster, Ca. He passed away in May of 1991. Mrs. Richardson moved to Liberal in 1972 from California then returned to California in 1989. She moved back to Liberal in 2010 where she was living at the time of her death. Juanita worked as a medication aide at Good Samaritan Society in Liberal for 15 years.

shared the farming responsibilities. Mrs. Williams was also a good cook and accomplished in embroidery. She belonged to A-Muse-U Club while living in the Dermot area. Pearl was a member of the United Methodist Church in Rolla. Survivors include her two daughters, Charlotte Veatch and husband Robert of Hugoton and Junnae Landry and husband Stephen of Pratt; and her two grandchildren, Aaron B. Landry and Ryan A. Landry. Pearl is preceded in death by her parents; husband Charles in 1991; brothers Price Stout, Merle Stout and Virgil Stout; and her sister Stella Thompson. Funeral services were attended Saturday morning, April 5 at the United Methodist Church in Rolla with Pastor Sandy Ferguson officiating. Interment followed at the Rolla Cemetery under the direction of Garnand Funeral Home in Hugoton. Memorial contributions may be given to the Hugoton Humane Society or Pheasant Heaven Charities in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 423 S. Main, Hugoton, Ks 67951.

ter Jenny Politano; two brothers, Henry Orth, Jr. and Roy Orth; and her two sisters, Evelyn Hemmah and Laverne Neilson. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Memorial services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, April 8, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society. A private family inurnment will be at Joshua Memorial Park and Mortuary in Lancaster, Ca. at a later date. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Good Samaritan Society of Liberal in care of the Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. Second, Liberal, Ks 67901. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brenne

The son of Adrian Martinez Sr. and the former Virginia Hernandez, he was born September 26, 1986 in Hugoton. Adrian enjoyed his family and friends. He was a member of Iglesia de Cristo Maranatha of Liberal and was involved in the Praise and Worship. He worked for Kenia Mid Continental and had been promoted to a tool pusher. Survivors include his parents Adrian Sr. and Virginia Martinez; two sisters, Virginia Martinez and Nora Martinez all of Hugoton; and his many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were attended Monday afternoon, April 7, 2014 at the First Christian Church of Hugoton with Pastor Jorge Gutierrez presiding. Burial followed at the Hugoton Cemetery under the direction of Paul’s Funeral Home of Hugoton. A memorial has been established for the Family. Memorials may be mailed to Paul’s Funeral Home, PO Box 236, Hugoton, Ks. 67951.

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FFA members making a GPA of 4.0 are Micah Baehler, Austin Nordyke and Montana Beesley.

FFA members gather before the awards banquet for a quick picture. Among the FFA members are, at left second row Kansas

FFA Treasurer Chance Hunley, and at right second row Carrie Carlson State FFA Vice president.

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Continued from page 1 business here in town, this past year he cared for 545 lawns, which means he mowed 668 times. He won the district proficiency for Turf Grass management. Star in Placement in Agriculture was Micah Baehler. Micah is involved with Veterinary care; she has worked over 2300 hours for Dr. Sarchet. Micah won the District Proficiency this year and placed third at State. Star in Production was Brady Heger. Brady has three sows from which he raises show pigs to sell, four cows and calves, and two show steers. He won the Swine proficiency at district and was selected the Southwest District Star in

Production. Brady will be interviewing for State Star May 3. Star Greenhand was Bernabe Mendoza. Bernabe is the top Greenhand and leader on all the teams this year The 2014 Proficiency awards were presented. Receiving awards were Ag Education - Jessica Harper; Ag Mechanic Design and Fabrication - Jacob Teeter; Ag Mechanical Energy Systems Tyler Goode; Ag Mechanic Repair and Maintenance Landon Brecheisen; Ag Mechanic Repair and Maintenance Placement - Kole Kahl; Ag Processing - Takoda Eckert; Ag Sales - RJ Beesley; Agriculture Services - Nick Evans; Beef Production -

Brady Heger; Beef Production - Placement- Baxter Self; Diversified Ag production placement - Brady Heger; Diversified Livestock Entrepreneurship - Brady Heger; Equine Science - Anna Rome; Forage Production Placement Landon Brecheisen; Goat Production - Lacey Brecheisen; Grain Production Placement Austin Newlon; Home and Community Development Karessa Nordyke; Nursery Operations - Alyson Kiley; Outdoor Recreation - Bernabe and Elias Mendoza; Poultry Production - Emma French; Small Animal Production - Megan Bryan; Specialty Crop Production

FFA Greenhands are announced at the FFA Banquet. From the left are Kyra Kalani, Elias Mendoza, Roman Lindstrom, Austin Newlon,

Bernabe Mendoza, Romano Burger, Emma French, Takoda Eckert, Lacey Brecheisen and Montana Beesley.

FFA members with a GPA of 3.8 are Megan Bryan, Mariah Rome, Bernabe Mendoza, Elias

Mendoza, Landon Brecheisen and Romano Burger.

Dominic Esarey Memorial Run/Walk Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 1 p.m. Starts and ends at Hugoton High School $10 per person All proceeds go towards the Dominic Esarey Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Hugoton High School Class of 2016

Placement - Alfredo Luna; Swine Production - Brady Heger; Turf Grass Management - Austin Nordyke; Vegetable Production - Brady Marshall; and Veterinary Science - Micah Baehler. Also awarded at the banquet were seven scholarships by Hugoton FFA Alumni. These seniors were recognized for their achievements at the banquet Saturday night with members and guests in attendance. The Hugoton FFA Alumni presented a scholarship to each of them based on the application and interview each student fulfilled. The scholarship money is a result of the Alumni Corporate Sponsorship established to develop the next generation Agriculture leaders of through underwriting a portion of the costs to Leadership Development Events attended by the Hugoton FFA. The Alumni Selection Committee was impressed with the abilities and quality of each candidate, making their decision very difficult.

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Larry and Gloria Lundstrom to present their ministry Saturday Larry and Gloria Lundstrom will be presenting their ministry at the Memorial Hall this Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, and all are encouraged to attend. The Lundstroms’ unique blend of music, humor and

ministry, combined with a genuine presentation of the Gospel, transcends boundaries of age, culture and belief to present a compelling voice of truth. They have traveled all over the United States and Canada for the past 40 years. Uncertainty and bro-

kenness have reshaped the framework of today’s families, and the Lundstroms hope to encourage families in crisis. Their message is transparent and life changing. Invite your family and friends to share with the community this weekend, as

the Lundstroms share their inspirational story. A free-will offering will be taken. Ministry resource material will also be available for those who are interested. For more information, visit larry or call 620-544-8796.

keep it for now. She advised they may need to clean the furniture in the future. Commissioners discussed which departments bring in audits. The library, hospital and museum all do. Susan Schulte came in to talk to the commissioners during a slack time. She informed the commissioners the lock on the east door is not unlocking properly. She was asked to find someone to fix it. She also is getting Lin Goode to fix the drinking fountain in the Memorial Hall. Susan also mentioned the work on the mixer has not been finished as of yet. Commissioners looked over the minutes and ap-

proved them. Phillip Willis was the last one on the agenda. He requested an executive session. Commissioners discussed a county-wide burn ban for quite a while. They decided to have Bob draw up a burn control notice to require a person get permission before being able to burn anything, as has been done in the past. If the fire department is called out, and the burn has not been turned in to the dispatcher, a fine will be issued and possibly the culprit will have to pay the fire department for coming out. Meeting adjourned.

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fix the softwater system for the Health Department. She gave prices for a new system. Pat, having experience with working on these things. advised as long as the system set idle, and the whole system has to be able to “communicate together”, he was in favor of the new system which was approximately $2000 more. He said there is no guarantee replacing just part of the system would work. The boiler in the Health Department has to have soft water. Motion was made and passed to replace the system. Paula said Stevens County has been ranked third in the state and now fifth out of 105 counties in being a healthy

county to live in. She said it is in part due to the various health classes they offer. A yard sprinkler system is going to have to be bid on. They also discussed the new phone system in the Health Department. Paula said the main location for the old system was located at the nurses’ station in the part of the old manor that was demolished. Some wiring for TVs also had to be replaced. Motion was made and passed to pay for this updating. Sevalan Brollier, representing the Moscow Senior Citizens, brought in their budget. She told about their new carpet and how they decided to scrub the tile and

Hugoton Aglow will meet and enjoy Sharon Benell’s ministry Hugoton Aglow will meet Thursday, April 10, at 7:00 p.m. for coffee and fellowship at the Senior Center, 624 S. Main in Hugoton. A meeting with Sharon Benell will follow at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited! Aglow feels very blessed to present Sharon Benell once again for a four-day ministry tour in Hugoton. Her tour will begin with the regular

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monthly Aglow meeting. Sharon and her husband Gary live near Hedrick, Ia. where they farmed for over 30 years. They have three grown children, ten grandchildren and have raised ten foster children. From December 1982 through August 1986, the Lord directed the Benells to Tulsa, Ok., where Sharon worked as a Public Relations Director for Living Water Teaching, a missionary outreach. She then served two years as an office manager for Oral Roberts University. Their direction upon their return to Iowa was to begin traveling as exhorters and be a blessing to the local pastorate. Since then, Sharon has ministered from coast to cost in the United States, as well as in thirty nations. It is the purpose of Rose of Sharon Ministries to make the Body of Christ aware of their need to function in what God has called them to do every “joint”, or member, supplying healthy ministry to the Body of Christ. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the

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Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11. Join Sharon at Lighthouse Fellowship, 424 S. Jackson, for a Bible Study from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 11. You may also hear Sharon at the School of Ministry at Lighthouse Fellowship Saturday, April 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or Sunday, April 13, listen to Sharon as she preaches at Lighthouse Fellowship from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

April 10 - Hugoton Aglow will meet at the Senior Center at 7:00 p.m. for coffee and fellowship. A meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome! Sharon Bennell will speak. April 11 - Stevens County Library will host a kids’ movie starting at 3:35 p.m. April 12 - Sew All Day at the Senior Center, 624 S. Main in Hugoton. Call 620-544-2283 for more information. - Larry and Gloria Lundstrom will present their story, along with ministry, music and life-changing message at the Memorial Hall starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. A free will offering will be taken. Ministry resource material will be available. April 13 - The Moscow UMC choir will present an Easter cantata, “The King is Coming”, during the 11:00 a.m. worship service.

Sharon Benell

April 14 - Stevens County Commissioners will meet in the Commissioners’ Room at the Stevens County Courthouse, beginning at 8:30 a.m. - Stevens County Library Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. April 15 - Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly luncheon at 12:00 noon. - Preschool enrollment for new families at Hugoton’s Early Childhood Development Center, starting at 7:00 p.m. April 17 - Hugoton Elementary’s Kindergarten class will present their music program at 2:45 p.m. in the HES gym. - Stevens County Library will host a kids’ movie starting at 3:35 p.m. - The community is invited to the Moscow UMC Maundy Thursday service which begins at 6:30 p.m.

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What’s Happenin with Hugoton Students?

Molly McClure is Heritage Adacemy’s Student of the Month. Molly is the daughter of Ben and Lalane McClure.

Chase O’Reilly and Jesus Baeza solve a tough puzzle at HCA’s preschool. Chase loves superheroes and is a great helper. Jesus is everyone’s “little brother” at HCA and loves show and tell.

Lily Steers works hard during preschool at Heritage Christian. Lily is the daughter of T.J. and Lisa Steers. She loves to read, vacuum, help her parents with cooking, and count Dad’s pocket change. Lilly Martin and Emerson Williams practice their spelling words while attending their first grade class at Heritage Christian Academy Tuesday morning.


Jett Crawford reads and answers comprehension questions asked by first grade teacher Miss Lofgren at HCA April 8.

Shhh! First grade students Erynn Cantrell and Judith Fehr are deep in their books as they read quietly.

The Hugoton Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) will be hosting an early enrollment for all 2014-2015 Preschool children. Your child must be 4 years old by August 31, 2014, to be eligible for Preschool. Parents who want their Preschool aged children to be placed on a class list for next year need to take this opportunity to enroll their child. The meeting will be held in the ECDC Hullabaloo Room on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:00 P.M. To completely enroll a child, the parents or guardian need to bring the child’s original state birth certificate, complete immunization record, current health assessment, and social security card to the meeting. If there are any questions please call the ECDC office at 544-4334.

INSCRIPCIONES DE PREESCOLAR PARA EL PRÓXIMO AÑO ESCOLAR VIENEN PRONTO Patterns, patterns, patterns EVERYWHERE! Mrs. Perry’s afternoon Pre-K class enjoyed learning about stripes, polka dots, and more while studying patterns this past week. Aislee Austin, J.J. Conley, Samantha Goode, Tonya Jurado-Caravero and Sergio Tinoco beam while showing off their patterned outfits.

Hugoton High School baseball players Jackson Crawford, Garrett Hamlin, Hunter Kerbow and Josh Kirby watch a recent game - and show a little disbelief - last week.

La Escuela (ECDC) de Hugoton ofrecerá las inscripciones para el año 2014-2015 para los alumnos de preescolar. Su hijo/a debe tener 4 años antes del 31 de agosto de 2014 para poder ser elegible a preescolar. Los padres que quieran que sus niños/niñas sean colocados en una lista de clases para el próximo año, deben aprovechar esta oportunidad para inscribir a sus niños para el próximo año escolar. La junta será en el Hullabaloo Room (cafetería de la escuela), el martes, 15 de abril a las 7:00 p.m. Para completar las inscripciones, los padres o tutores deben traer la siguiente información: Acta de nacimiento original, cartilla de vacunación al corriente, exámen físico mas resiente, y tarjeta de seguro social a la junta. Si tiene alguna pregunta por favor llame a la oficina de la ECDC al teléfono 544-4334.

NOTICE TO ALL HHS ALUMNI HHS students Michael Baeza, Jacob Teeter and Edgar Villa get ready for “Glitz, Glamour and Gatsby” last week. Mom Jacque and Dad Jason Teeter make sure the boys are setting up everything correctly.

At the fourth grade recorder concert last Tuesday, April 1, Ella Martin and Ivan DonJuan perform their speaking parts to perfection!

Excitement is growing for the 100 Year Celebration of Hugoton High School Graduates scheduled for July 4, 2015! One of the most important things to make this a success is getting in touch with everyone. If your address has changed in the last five years, or you never received a notice for an alumni celebration PLEASE get your current address to us by contacting Clint and Dixie Nordyke by email: clintnordyke@, by Facebook “Dixie Lee Kagarice”, by mail: 303 E. Twelfth St., Hugoton, Ks. 67951 or by phone at 620544-7272. Please include your class year and maiden names in the information you turn in. Thanks for your assistance! Submitted by Karen Harper, Address Committee Member.

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Larry and Gloria Lundstrom of Sisseton, South Dakota, have traveled the U.S. and Canada for over 40 years. Together, they share a heart for families in crisis. As uncertainty and brokenness have reshaped the very framework of today’s families, the ministry of Larry and Gloria Lundstrom brings an inspiring and transparent, yet life-changing message. Their unique style of music, humor and ministry, combined with a genuine presentation of the Gospel, transcends boundaries of age, status, culture and belief expressing a compelling voice of truth.


Plan now to attend and bring a friend with you so that their life might be touched as well.

Saturday, April 12 7:30 p.m.

at Memorial Hall, Hugoton, KS Fourth grade students wow the crowd Tuesday, April 1 with their recorder performance. The

budding musicians are directed by Intermediate Music Instructor Mrs. Lindsay Denton.

Admission is free. A freewill offering will be taken. Ministry resource material will be available.

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Varsity Lady Eagles win doubleheader against Liberal It was another good night for Lady Eagle Softball Friday when the Hugoton team hosted the Liberal girls. The doubleheader started out with a close game - which the home team won 5 to 2. Game two, however, was the Lady Eagles all the way, taking a second win by a landside, 16 to 1. Game one brought Taryn Garza to the mound where she struck out 12 Liberal girls during the seven inning game. Garza also allowed two earned runs on five hits, along with five hits and two walks. Garza also started the team off in the first inning with a solo home run giving the Hugoton a one run advantage going into the top of the second. Hugoton was able to get three more runs in the third inning. Garza, Megan Cornelsen and Kelsey Hittle each rounded the bases in the bottom of the third inning, bringing the team to four runs. By the end of the fourth inning, the Lady Eagles added a final run when Courtney Heckle stole home giving the Hugoton team their final run of the game. Hugoton won this game by three runs. The second game of the doubleheader was all Lady

Eagles as they pounded the Liberal girls. Liberal scored one run before being shut down and the Lady Redskins were not able to add any more runs during the game. Garza continued to pitch in the second game. During the three innings, she struck out seven Lady Redskins, walked two and allowed four hits. Hugoton was off to a great start, scoring eleven runs in the first three innings. The second inning was a big inning for the Lady Eagles with Monica Bustillos bringing in two runners on a single, followed by a two-run double by Garza. Hugoton wasn’t finished in this inning with two more runs being scored by the home team. Cornelsen and Garza each stole home before the inning was over. “It’s just not over until its over,” and for the Lady Eagles it wasn’t over yet. The third and fourth innings also pushed the home team toward another win when Hugoton scored another five runs in each. After it was all said and done, the Lady Eagles destroyed the visiting Liberal team and sent them home with two losses. The Lady Eagles will play at home Thursday against Goodland.

Bailey Haynes stretches for the ball during the varsity game against Sublette. The Eagles defeated Sublette in both games Tuesday. Mandy Mills reaches third base while the baseman reaches up high for the softball.

Sports Schedule Thursday, April 10 Boys’ Varsity Golf Invitational at Liberal High School; 3:00 p.m. Seventh and Eighth Grade Track Tri at Holcomb Middle School; 3:00 p.m. Boys’ Varsity Baseball Doubleheader at Goodland High School; 4:00 p.m. Girls’ Varsity and Junior Varsity Softball Doubleheader vs Goodland at Home; 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 11 Varsity Track Invitational at Liberal High School; 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 14 Boys’ Varsity Golf Invitational at Sublette High School;


9:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 15 Boys’ Varsity Golf Invitational at Goodland High School; 2:00 p.m. Boys’ Junior Varsity Golf Invitational at Lakin High School; 3:00 p.m. Thursday, April 17 Seventh and Eighth Grade Track Invitational at Dodge City; 2:30 p.m. Boys’ Junior Varsity Golf at Meade High School; 3:00 p.m. Varsity Track Invitational at Elkhart High School; 3:00 p.m. Boys’ Varsity Baseball Doubleheader at Sublette High School; 4:00 p.m.

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Taylor Haar rounds second on her way to third base and then home during action Tuesday. Taylor hit a home run during the game, helping the team defeat Sublette.

Sublette girls fall to visiting Lady Eagles Tuesday The Lady Eagles traveled to Sublette last Tuesday, April 1 to face the Lady Larks in a double header softball game. Sublette could not keep up with the Hugoton girls in the two games, losing both to the Lady Eagles. Game one went seven innings with the Hugoton team winning, 12 - 3. The Lady Eagles destroyed the Lady Larks in game two, ending with a big upset for Sublette, 22 -6. Taryn Garza went to the mound in the first game where she handled Sublette’s batting with ease. Garza

pitched six innings, striking out eleven batters and allowing two hits, two earned runs and walking two. Kelsey Hittle went to the mound in the seventh inning, allowing one run which ended the game. The Lady Larks pitching proved to be little trouble for the Hugoton team. Six batters pounded Sublette’s pitcher with 15 hits, eight RBIs and ten runs. Hugoton scored five runs in the sixth inning on an RBI single from Kelsey Hittle, a two run double by Lauren Fox, an RBI by Brandi Holmes and a first

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base hit by Megan Cornelsen. Game two was quickly decided when the Lady Eagles added 18 runs in the first three innings. Mandy Mills got things going for the Hugoton girls when she stole home, followed by home steals by Taryn Garza and Taylor Haar. Garza kept things going when she brought in three runs on a double and Haar added another two runs on a home run hit. Taylor added five

RBIs and two hits for the Lady Eagles during the game. Kelsey Hittle pitched the second game, allowing one run and surrendering two hits. Hugoton added on four more runs in the fourth inning. Courtney Heckel started things off when she singled, bringing in Lauren Fox. This was a big win for the Lady Eagles on their way to Friday’s game against Liberal.

Hugoton Recreation Commission announces

2014 Summer Baseball/Softball Sign-ups Monday 4/14 through Saturday 4/19 Mon.-Thur. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fri.- Sat. 9:00 a.m. - Noon Sign up for the following Leagues Pee Wee Softball – Girls 1st to 3rd grade Junior Softball – Girls 4th to 6th grade Fast Pitch Softball – 7th grade and up New Baseball Leagues 7/9 yr olds – Coach Pitch 10/12 yr olds – Cal Ripken Major *Cost $15 for shirt and hat* $20 if needing pants 13-15 yrs. – Babe Ruth $30 for Hat, Shirt and Belted pants

Youth baseball teams will be reshuffled on a yearly basis due to new leagues being formed

Coaches are needed in most leagues Sign up at HRC offices, 211 S. Madison

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HHS Boys take fifth at Ulysses The Hugoton High School Track and Field team traveled to Ulysses to participate in this season’s first meet of the year. The boys’ team had one first place medal coming from the 4x800 meter relay team and a second place medal from Luis Sanchez at the shot put. “Our first meet of the year went well,” said Coach Nick Rodriguez. “As a staff we try to get some early marks to just see what we need to work. It’s important that we can get as many kids into as many races as possible to see where we need to be going. We just have to look at the big picture and focus on improving each and everyday. We have to get better,” concluded Rodriguez.

Results are as follows: Boys’ Results Shot Put 2 Luis Sanchez 40’ 5 ½” Discus 5 Luis Sanchez 117’ 5 ½” High Jump 5 Tony Kinser 5’ 6” 4x800 meter Relay 1 Luis Castro, Ulises Armendariz, Manuel Mendez, Issac Castro 8:38.32 100 meter Dash 6 Jack Stalcup 11.97 1600 meter Run 4 Miguel Martinez 4:59.53 4x100 meter Relay 5 Jorge Montoya, Jack Stalcup, Mitchell Persinger, Wade Heger 46.33 300 meter Hurdles 3 Brad Hemann 44.14 800 meter 4 Ulises Armendariz2:12.25

6 Luis Castro 2:13.34 3200 meter Run 4 Issac Castro 11:0250 5 Miguel Martinez 11:03.22 6 Chance Ghumm 11:18.38 4x 400 meter relay 5 Luis Castro, Ulises Armendariz, Manuel Mendez, Pedro Ordonez 3:40.19 Team Place-Fifth Girls’ Results

Javelin 3 Taylor Fiss 99’ 6” Triple Jump 6 Ana Pena 30’ 11 ½” 1600 meter Run 5 Katy Heger 5:54.05 4x100 meter Relay 6 Ana Pena, Kelly Hittle, Taylor Fiss, Estefani Armendariz 56.96 3200 meter Run 3 Katy Heger 12:43.68

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THANK YOU Izzak Hernandez-Kolb and family would like to take a moment and thank all the businesses and individuals who sponsored him during his first year of wrestling. Izzak was able to gather sponsorship funds by walking into local businesses wearing his wrestling singlet selling suckers and asking for donations. He also placed phone calls on his own asking for support from local business owners. Izzak made it to the Topeka Kansas State Tournament which was the weekend of March 29. He took sixth place in the Ten and Under 120lb Bracket. This year has been very exciting and fun for him and he looks forward to many more successful years. We couldn't do it without our sponsors so again, a big Thanks and God Bless. Katy Heger sets her pace in the 1600m run at Ulysses. She places third in the 3200m run and fifth in the 1600m run Friday.

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Jack Stalcup puts on the speed during the 100 meter dash at Ulysses. He received sixth place at the meet Friday afternoon.

Middle School has four individuals medal at first meet The Seventh and Eighth grade track team traveled to Meade April 1 to participate in the field and track meet. Hugoton had four individuals medal and took the top three relays. 100 meter Seventh girls 2 Rebecca Johnson Seventh boys 2 Nick Gold 3 Issac Valle Eighth girls 2 Masion Shuck 3 Dallie Hoskinson Eighth boys 2 Jalen Rosales 4 Dayman Don Juan 200 meter Seventh girls 2 Rebecca Johnson Seventh boys 2 Dawson Kerbow 3 Nick Gold Eighth girls 3 Brooklyn Harper Eighth boys 1 Armando Martinez 2 Jalen Rosales 4 Ismael Urquidi 400 meter Seventh boys 4 Jagger Hertel Eighth girls 3 Brooklyn Harper Eighth boys 3 Paden Cornelsen 800 meter Seventh girls 1 Abby Heger 4 Luz Romo Seventh Boys 2 Ethan Fox Eighth boys 1 Jahaziel Garcia 2 Isaac Sanchez 3 Luis Contreras Mile Seventh girls 2 Abby Heger 4 Luz Romo Seventh boys 1 Ethan Fox Eighth boys 1 Jahaziel Garcia 4 Rickey Burrows 2 mile Eighth boys 2 Ivan Villa

3 Eric Perry 100 Hurdles Eighth boys 2 Armando Martinez 3 Paden Cornelsen 200 Hurdles Eighth boys 1 Nick Mahan 2 Paden Cornelsen 4x100 Relay Seventh boys 1 Alonso Martinez, Nick Gold, Issac Valles, Dawson Kerbow Eighth girls 1 Brooklyn Harper, Laney Hoskinson, Claire Lewis, Dallie Hoskinson Eighth boys 2 Jalen Rosales, Nick Mahan, Azareal Rodriguez, Nathan Leininger 4x200 Relay Seventh Girls 1 Jayla Stump, Etni Guzman, Megan Newlon, Rebecca Johnson Eighth girls 1 Dallie Hoskinson, Claire Lewis, JoHanna Rawlins, Brooklyn Harper Seventh boys 1 Cole Martin, Wade Angell, Jagger Hertel, Dawson Kerbow Eighth boys 1 Armando Martinez, Ismael, Urquidi, Nathan Leininger, Isaac Sanchez 4x400 Relay Seventh Girls 2 Sesthleng Garcia, Magali Chavez, Abby Heger, Kara Rodriguez Eighth girls 2 JoHanna Rawlins, Madison Shuck, Caitlin Lewis, Jaysa Featherston Seventh boys 3 Michael Mirabel, Wade Angell, Ethan Fox, Salvador Gomez Eighth boys 1 Isaac Sanchez, Nick Mahan, Ismael Urquidi, Jahaziel Garcia Shot Put Seventh boys 1 Cristian Landa 2 Joseph Cruz

3 David Cruz Eighth girls 1 JoHanna Rawlins Eighth Boys 3 Marcos Baeza Discus Seventh boys 1 Cristian Landa 2 David Cruz Eighth girls 4 Adyson Gooch Eighth boys 4 Rodrigo Sanchez High Jump Seventh girls 2 Rebecca Johnson Seventh boys 1 Rollin Richard 2 Carlos Montiel Long Jump Eighth Girls 2 Dallie Hoskinson Seventh boys 1 Dawson Kerbow 4 Wade Angell Eighth boys 3 Ivan Villa 4 Nick Mahan Triple Jump Seventh girls 2 Jayla Stump 3 Sesthleng Garcia Seventh boys 2 Michael Mirabel 3 Cole Martin 4 Austin Stevenson Eighth boys 2 Ivan Villa 3 Nathan Leininger

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a new contract approved for the Moderate Income Housing grant. The grant of $250,000 has already been awarded to Stevens County to be used to build twelve new rental units and one tri-plex. Now this money will be used for seven spec homes, one duplex, and two triplex homes to be built by different contractors. New written agreements will need to be signed and approved by the state. The council approved the motion to accept the new agreements and send them to the state. Neal also reported at the

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Tourism Board meeting, they recommended paying for printed brochures for $122.50 plus tax, donating $1,000 to Dirtona Raceway, $1,000 to Stevens County Fair, $1,000 to Pheasant Heaven and $1,000 to the Chamber for Park Day. The council approved the motion to pay these expenses. Rebecca Degollado, representing different local restaurants, expressed their dismay over the location around town of “Taco Wagons,” trailers and campers selling ready-to-eat food. They felt an ordinance should be enacted concerning these food trucks. They stated their restaurants have to pay utilities, sales tax, overhead expenses and personal property taxes. It did not seem fair these temporary trucks just come into town, park and begin selling. Mrs. Degollado asked the city council to develop rules and regulations to control those types of enterprises. Gary Rowden informed the council the four engines with catalytic converters would not be able to carry the town if the city was called upon to generate in the heat of the summer. A proposal was presented by Fairbanks Morse concerning catalytic converter installation of engines number four and five. Engines one, two, three and six have already been redone at 85% CO reduction. The price has come up since the previ-

ous engines were redone. The council had already approved $225,000 for this project but when checking, it would only bring it up to 70% CO reduction. To bring it up to 85% CO reduction, it will cost $267,840. The council approved the extra expenditure. The money will come from the Electric Distribution System Reserve Fund. The council voted for Gary Rowden to be the KMU voting delegate and Jan Leonard as the alternate. They will represent Hugoton at the 2014 annual business meeting of Kansas Municipal Utilities. The city council approved the motion to proceed with the annexation of the north side of Eleventh Street from the current city limits at 701 E. Eleventh to Cemetery Road and from Eleventh Street to Ninth Street and the south side of Eleventh Street, encompassing Lots 3-9 and Lots 14-19 in Block 1, Lots 19 in Block 2, and all of Block 3 and all of Block 6, all in the Hugoton Industrial Subdivision. The next step will be a Public Hearing. The city clerk will begin looking for a planning consultant to assist in the annexation process. The council heard the problems of the disposing of tumbleweeds. The wind blows the tumbleweeds over tall fences and windbreaks. They also listened to the problems with pigeons. Possible remedies to drive the pigeons out of the downtown

School finance bill funding. The education bill was fashioned in order to comply with a Kansas Supreme Court ruling that funding differences amongst Kansas counties violated the state constitution. Judges ordered lawmakers to close the funding gap by July 1, 2014. Gov-

Demand was 6,700 parts per million. At pond #1, the BOD was 1,270. At pond #3 (prior to release for irrigation,) the BOD was 747. The city’s ordinance limit is 300. The DAF unit at Kansas Dairy Ingredients is not reducing the BOD level. The city attorney will contact KDI to set up a special meeting. Gary Rowden has received bids from Ghumm’s Auto Center and Riley Chevrolet for a 2014 four wheel drive extended cab half ton pickup. The council approved the low bid of Riley Chevrolet for $31,135. Courtney Leslie has listed advertisements for hiring another police officer across the state. The council voted to hire Jean Lamatsch for one year as the new Probation Officer in the amout of $1,200. She will be in Hugoton every Thursday. Mayor Rowden announced the reappointment of Jan Leonard to the recreation commission, with his term to expire April 2018. The motion carried. The mayor also announced the reappointment of Neal Gillespie to the Board of Convention and Tourism Activities, with his term to expire May 2018. The motion carried. The council went into executive session. The meeting adjourned.

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ernor Brownback agreed the bill accomplished that task, saying, “The school finance bill passed by the Legislature [Sunday] fully complies with, and indeed, exceeds the requirements of the recent Supreme Court ruling for funding schools.” Legislators expect the governor will sign

Orange is the color of the week at the Governor’s Mansion What do the Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge and the Governor’s Mansion have in common? For the week of April 7-11, they will be lit up in orange lights to help raise awareness about work zone safety. Other locations around Kansas will be lit up in orange including a portion of the Visitor’s Center in the Capitol, the Eisenhower State Office Building, the Kansas Contractors Association’s office and all Kansas Department of Transportation’s District offices in Topeka, Salina, Norton, Chanute, Hutchinson and Garden City. All this orange is part of KDOT and numerous safety

area were suggested. The city has been receiving billings from Stevens County for housing prisoners and for medical expenses provided to prisoners the city feels is outside the city’s responsibility. Only prisoners being charged with a violation of city ordinances should be the city’s financial responsibility. The city attorney will try to work with the county attorney to resolve the issue. If that doesn’t work, he will contact the Attorney General for an opinion. A meeting may need to be scheduled with the county commissioners to present the city’s side of the story. Paul Nordyke informed the council occasionally they have used the sewer truck to clean farm sprinklers. Recently the hose broke, so he suggested they not use the sewer truck for this practice. The council voted to not allow this practice any more. Mayor Rowden and Paul Nordyke reported about a meeting they had with Kathryn Barber and her advisors on the possibility of the city purchasing property for a water well. The city attorney will contact Mrs. Barber’s attorney to begin negotiations. Paul also reported the project manager wants to fill the new sewer lagoon in about three weeks to test it. He reported about the test samples taken recently. At the wet well next to the KDI site, the Biochemical Oxygen

partners’ efforts to participate in National Work Zone Awareness Week, a safety campaign that highlights the hazards and dangers highway workers and motorists face every day. KDOT will also share blogs each day written by highway workers and law enforcement telling their experiences in work zones as well as photos of people wearing orange in support of highway workers. Links to these and other information can be found on the KDOT Web site at and click on the Go Orange link. Submitted by the Kansas Department of Transportation.

the bill into law very soon. The bill’s language also strips teachers of due process rights, which upset many Kansas educators. “Due process” refers to responsibilities of the administration when dismissing teachers. Since 1957, Kansas teachers have been protected by due process rights. Teachers with three years’ experience were guaranteed written explanation as well as the right to a hearing to appeal their termination. Proponents of the reform measure claim the elimination of due process serves Kansas children by removing roadblocks to let go of substandard teachers. They also argued due process even protects ineffective educators. Opponents worry the loss of due process may lead to firings due to disagreements with teachers’ political beliefs, sexual orientation, or testimony of disgruntled parents. The absence of due process, in addition to Kansas’ rank of eighth lowest

teacher salaries, may also make it harder to recruit and retain quality teachers. The bill narrowly passed both the Senate and the House, with 22 “yea” votes in the Senate and the minimum 63 “yea” votes in the House.

HUGOTON MUNICIPAL COURT MARCH 2014 Carrillo, Concepcion, No Driver’s License $680.00 10 Days Jail, Serve 4, Suspend 6 Carrillo, Concepcion, No Child Restraint $60.00 Carrillo, Concepcion, No Tail Lamp $45.00 Marran, Levi, No Driver’s License $360.00 40 Hours Community Service Marran, Levi, Speeding 42/20 $123.00

School board meets in special session Tuesday The Hugoton USD #210 Board of Education met in a specially scheduled meeting Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in the Board Conference Room of the District Office with all board members present. The USD #210 Board of Education signed a Waiver of Notice of Special Meeting and

approved the agenda. After executive session a motion to accept the resignation of Brent Mahan was approved. The motion to accept the resignation of Andrew Gwennap was approved. The meeting was adjourned.

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Stalcup updates board on Pharmacy remodel The meeting of the hospital board was called to order Monday, April 7, 2014, at 5:40 p.m. in the Pioneer Manor conference room. Present were board members Warren Willis, Joyce Baughman, Milton Gillespie, Kirk Heger, Patty Lahey, Keith Rome and Dean Van Horn. Others present were Linda Stalcup, hospital administrator; Kathie Harbison, Pioneer Manor administrator; Jennifer Featherston, director of nursing at Pioneer Manor; Dr. Samer Al-Hashmi (Dr. Sam); Stacy Helget, clinic director; Diane Porter, human resources director; Marilyn Crane, health information directory; Dave Piper, chief financial officer; county commissioners Dave Bozone and Jim Bell and Hermes reporter Wilma Bartel. The minutes of the March meeting and the April agenda were approved unanimously. Diane Porter provided an update on staffing at the hospital and the Manor. She said Stevens County Healthcare is now on Facebook - search for Stevens County Healthcare. Stacy Helget gave the clinic report. She said March had been kind of a busy month. They appeared to have gone straight from flu season into allergy season. The board reviewed the medical staff credentialing and voted unanimously to approve the appointments of Steika Gillmore as nurse practitioner and Dr. Wei-Li Hu as consulting physician. The reappointments of Dr. Hubert Peterson, consulting

physician, and Lynn Dunford, certified registered nurse anesthetist, were approved unanimously. Pioneer Manor administrator Kathie Harbison provided an update. The current census is 72. She said the spring-fling cook-off had turned out very well and the residents really enjoyed it. Jennifer Featherston, Director of Nursing at the Manor, said they have started transferring records to Matrix, the new electronic medical record software program. They hope to have the new system implemented in three to four months. She said they are still looking for a few nurses. A plus for recruiting new staff is an outstanding benefits package which is far better than any other in the area. The Manor needs three more full-time day nurses to be fully staffed. Linda Stalcup, hospital administrator, gave the CEO report. She and Marreta Campbell, home health nurse, attended the Health Homes Regional meeting in Dodge. The seminar focused on planning and facilitating the implementation of Health Homes in the community. Health Homes transform primary care practices into what patients want and focus on the patients themselves and all their healthcare needs. She provided an update about the pharmacy remodel. County commissioner Dave Bozone voiced some concern about the costs. Stalcup said they had spoken with Fiss Architecture about revisions to

the remodel in order to cut costs. The new plan takes the work space from 24 feet to 18 feet and shelving for the front counter has been reduced. Notice to the public for bids will be published in The Hugoton Hermes and will be due by May 5. Bids will be discussed at the board meeting scheduled for that date. The project will be done in two phases; the first phase will cover the majority of the interior work, and the second phase will cover the drive-up window access and parking lot. Some of the work, such as painting, will be done by staff in order to cut costs. Stalcup updated the board about Congress’s approval to delay to October 1, 2015, the implementation of ICD-10. ICD-10 is a medical classification list created by the World Health Organization to code diseases, signs and symptoms, as well as other factors allowing the tracking of many new diagnoses. The implementation of ICD-10 necessitates the implementation of new computer software and training for medical staff. Board members were presented with a copy of the Stevens County Healthcare employee handbook. Stalcup asked members to review the handbook before the next meeting. A question was raised about the use of social media by staff and the possible release of sensitive information via social media. Diane Porter said those issues were covered by the HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability) Act all healthcare staff must adhere to. Dave Piper gave the CFO report. The audit, which had been scheduled for April, was postponed until the first week of May. There being no old or new business, the board voted unanimously to adjourn. The next meeting of the Stevens County Hospital/ Pioneer Manor board is scheduled for Monday, May 5, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the hospital community room.

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Rolla Hope Foundation receives a check for $2,500 from Renee Light, winner in America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Pictured here are, left to right, Rolla Hope Foundation Board Director

Edwin Elliott celebrates April Fools day by donating blood at First Christian Church in Hugoton. He says he donates blood as often as he can.

Robin Sullivan donates her blood and marks more than a gallon donated. The next Stevens County blood drive will be June 10 at the Stevens County Fairgrounds.

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Friday, April 11 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. to attend the State Convention in Manhattan The Hermes office will reopen Monday, April 14 at 8:30 a.m. with regular hours.

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Cassie Thrall, Renee and David Light, Board Directors Arleen Clinesmith, Stuart Sutton, Toni Easterwood and Stacy Burrows and Monsanto representative Daron Cowan.

Renee Light winner of America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM donates to Rolla Hope Renee Light of Rolla has been selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities℠, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Grow Communities gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their favorite local nonprofit organizations. Under this program, eligible farmers in 1,289 counties across 39 states, including Kansas, could enter to win a $2,500 donation for a local nonprofit of their choice. Renee won and chose to direct this $2,500 donation to Rolla Hope Foundation. The purpose of Grow Communities is to recognize and celebrate the important contributions farmers make to rural America, and to help them grow their communities by supporting local organizations that are important to

David Kurt receives Helium Litigation Scholarship The Helium Litigation Scholarship Fund committee is pleased to announce the selection of the new recipients of scholarships from the Helium Litigation Scholarship Fund. These students who will be incoming college freshmen this Fall, will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship is renewable each year of their undergraduate degree program. The new recipients are: David Kurt of Hugoton plans to attend the Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City, Ok., and major in biology; and Coleman Osborn of Beaver, Ok. will be attending the Northwestern Oklahoma State University, in Alva, Ok., to major in chemical engineering. These new recipients will join approximately seven students who are also receiving the renewable scholarships. Since the Scholarship Fund was established in l99l there

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have been 102 scholarships awarded, with $406,900.00 being awarded to the selected recipients. Eligible applicants must be residents of one ofthe following counties: the southwest Kansas counties of Hamilton, Kearny, Finney, Stanton, Grant, Haskell, Stevens, Seward and Morton; the Oklahoma Panhandle counties of Texas, Beaver and Cimarron; or the Texas Panhandle counties of Moore, Sherman, Hansford, Ochiltree and Hutchinson. For further information about The Helium Litigation Scholarship Fund, Inc., please address inquiries to P.O. Box 248, Hugoton, Kansas 67951, or you may call us at 620-5444333, or via email to erick,

them. More than 82,000 farmers across the country participated in the program this year, with a winning farmer selected in each eligible county. Saturday, April 5, at the Rolla Public Schools, Daron Cowan, a Monsanto representative, participated in the giving of the check. The check was presented to Rolla Hope Foundation. In 1,289 eligible counties in 39 states, farmers could sign up for the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation for their favorite community nonprofit. This year, the

Monsanto Fund will invest over $5 million in rural America through Grow Communities. America's Farmers Grow Communities℠ is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to society and to help them positively impact their communities. This program is part of the Monsanto Fund's overall effort to support rural America. For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, please visit

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The American Cancer Society sponsored a Mini Relay for Life bingo game at Pioneer Manor. Left to right are Kelly Reza, Arlette Austin,

Beth Glave, Lisa Nelson, Linda Stalcup, Alisha Esarey and Jaime Parkinson.


STEVENS COUNTY SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER Shila Moore, Director 544-2283 - Activities 544-8041 - Meals 624 S. Main, Hugoton We had another fun evening April 1 at Live on Stage as we listened to 50s and 60s music performed by The Diamonds. Season tickets for next year are available now, so if you need information about purchasing tickets, call the Activity Center. This weekend is going to be busy. We’ll depart for our dinner theater trip to Cowtown in Wichita Friday, April 11 at 12:00 p.m. and return by 7:00 p.m. Saturday. Saturday, April 12, is the Sew All Day activity starting at 8:30 a.m. If you like to play cards, drop by at 6:00 p.m. Saturday for an evening of Canasta. We are also hosting a dance Saturday, April 12, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. The band will be Cottonwood. Please bring a snack to share. The Activity Center will be

closed Wednesday, April 23, so the staff can attend a food show in Amarillo, Tx. Thursday, April 24, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Kansas Legal Services will have a representative here by appointment only. Please call the Activity Center or Kansas Legal Services at 620-2277349 to make an appointment. If no one schedules an appointment, the representative will not come. Saturday, April 26, at 10:00 a.m., we will have a Life Story workshop. If you’ve been wanting to write your life story and just didn’t know how to do it, this is for you. I’ll show you how, and there’s no charge! I hope to see you here. The Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging has two Certified Marketplace

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Navigators who can assist community members with Affordable Health Care. If you have questions and need help, please call 620-2258230 and ask for Lyn Weatherhead or Lyle Dotson. If you have questions concerning caregiving, legal matters, disability, health insurance, housing, etc., please call Michael Johnston at the same phone number. Menu Apr. 10 ...................Swiss Steak Aprl. 11 ...............Ham & Beans Apr. 14.........................Bierocks Apr. 15...Smothered Pork Chop Apr. 16..........Birthday Dinner ...............Chicken & Noodles Apr. 17 .........................Goulash Activities Thursday, April 10 Bridge.................12:30 p.m. Friday, April 11 Bingo ..................12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12 Sew All Day ......................... Dance .......7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Band - Cottonwood Monday, April 14 Line Dancing ........7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 Paint.....................1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 17 Bridge.................12:30 p.m. Daily – Monday thru Friday Exercise ..............10:30 a.m.

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I discovered Monday of this week April 6-12 is National Volunteer Week. This year marks the fortieth anniversary of National Volunteer Week. Celebrate Service is the theme for the week. The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce wants to thank all of the people who dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in our community. The Stevens County Library has a Photography Exhibit in their Meeting Room during the month of April. Be sure you stop by the Stevens County Library and see the photos on display by local photographers. There are really some amazing photographs displayed! There will be several activities around town Saturday, April 12, including a dance at the Senior Activity Center from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Come and enjoy the music of Cottonwood. Also, Larry and Gloria Lundstrom will be at Memorial Hall to share their inspiring story starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free so invite a friend to join you for this inspiring evening of music, humor, truth, and life. And if you are not able to attend Saturday evening, The Lundstroms will be sharing their ministry at the Hugoton Baptist Church during their regular Sunday morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. The week of April 13-19 is


National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week. MUCH APPRECIATION goes to Hugoton’s animal control officer, Stephanie Smith, who is responsible for enforcing all City Animal Ordinances and does a great job with the Hugoton Animal Shelter. The Kappa Eta Sorority will have a drawing April 15 for a Barnett Wildcat C5Crossbow. Tickets are available from any Kappa Eta member. Proceeds from this event will be used to benefit Scholarship for Stevens County Students and to help support the Stevens County 4-H Shooting Sports. You can contact Kappa Eta President Stacy Dillinger at 453-0544 for more details on this event. Just in time for the summer tourism season!! The Libraries of Southwest Kansas are bringing a very special program to Southwest Kansas on customer service. Spur-on Employees to Extraordinary Hospitality – Lead Through Service will be presented by speaker J. Jeff Kober April 15 at the United Wireless Conference Center in Dodge City. There will be two sessions and they are both free - a $200 value. The morning session from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. is for managers, the afternoon session from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. is for front-line employees. Mr. Kober was formerly a leader with the Disney Institute and designed

Pioneer Manor residents enjoy bingo provided by the Mini Relay of Life. Left to right are

many of Disney’s customer service programs. You can register for either or both of these seminars by contacting the Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce at 620-227-3119 to reserve your free spots at this event! This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your employees to learn the art of hospitality encouraging repeat business. The Stevens County Library has complete details on this program and as always you can contact the Chamber office if you have any questions at 620-544-4305. Dirtona Raceway will be open for several races this summer. The first will be April 18, 2014 with gates opening at 4:00 p.m. and races starting at 7:00 p.m. There is a fee to attend, but children five years and under are free! Kappa Eta Sorority in conjunction with the Hugoton Recreation Commission and the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring their annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 19 starting at 10:00 a.m. This event will be at the Parsons Sports Complex on Washington Street and is for children ages birth-nine. Candy and other surprises will be hidden in the eggs! Shop Stevens County First! The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce is here for you!

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Mary Lou Cullison, in the pink outfit, enjoys her sixty-ninth birthday with the music of The Hillbilly Band.

Patrick Weaver is recognized as RMAC Track Athlete of the Week With the nation’s fastest 800 time, Colorado School of Mines track and field freshman Patrick Weaver was recognized as the week two RMAC Track Athlete of the Week Wednesday, April 3, 2014. Weaver added his second win and NCAA provisional of the season in the 800 Saturday at the Front Range Open, taking first of nine in 1:50.03 (1:50.84) – the top conversion in Division II. He keyed the 4x400 to first place and a Stermole Track and Field Complex record 3:14.23, just .01 seconds from the provisional standard when adjusted to 3:14.67 due to altitude. Weaver has ran qualifying

times in all ten of his 800 races between the indoor and outdoor seasons, generating four wins and two runnersup. He ranked ninth of 17 in his NCAA Championships debut March 14 in WinstonSalem, N.C. The weekly award is the second for the Hugoton native and his first during the outdoor season. Mines has claimed three of the men’s four outdoors honors as junior Derek Alcorn was named the Track Athlete of the Week and classmate Seun Ogunmodede Field Athlete of the Week in week one. Used by permission from Colorado School of Mines Athletics.

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Kansas Department of Administration unveils new website

Verda Swagerty, in front, along with other Pioneer Manor residents, waits patiently for her barbecued hamburger.

Pioneer Manor residents enjoy their barbecue. Left to right are Edith Batie, Martha Arange, Gloria Cox, Lena Anderson, Glenda Shank and Julia Shank.

Dean Lewis and Gloria Lewis dig in to their delicious meal. Pioneer Manor employees grilled the burgers out on the patio.

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LIBRARY SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK The library will be closed Wednesday, April 16, 2014 while staff members attend a continuing education workday. The library will also be closed Friday, April 18, for Good Friday. The library will be Saturday, April 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. DVD CARE For optimal viewing pleasure, our DVDs are checked for condition following their return, and again before the next checkout. There is a service charge per disk (not per title) for DVDs requiring extensive cleaning due to scratches, fingerprints, or unidentifiable goo restricting proper play. Please use DVDs with care. Keep DVDs out of the reach of anyone who does not understand DVDs are easily scratched, and pets who might chew cases or disks. Place DVDs back in cases immediately after use. Return DVDs as soon as possible. Thank you. PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT The photography exhibit is currently underway in the meeting room. Six photographers have provided thirty-six

photos for the display. SUMMER READING Don’t forget to vote! Thirty summer reading t-shirt designs meeting the criteria for submission are now eligible for voting. A voting form is available in the front hallway of the library. Anyone is entitled to help us select the winning design for the “Fizz, Boom, Read” summer reading program. Voting will close Friday, April 11. UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE SCL April – Photography Exhibit April 3 – SCGS meeting April 8, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Stevens County Health Department in meeting room April 16 – Library closed so staff can attend J. Jeff Kober seminar in Dodge April 18 – Library closed for Good Friday April 19 – Library open regular hours April 19, 3:00 p.m. – Legislative Update in meeting room April 30 – Final Circle Time July 7 – 11 – Library Centennial Celebration July 8, 6:30 p.m. - Jerry Barlow, Celtic Fingerstyle Guitarist in concert

Sutton is new Chief Financial Officer for Southwest Plains Regional Service Center Southwest Plains Regional Service Center recently selected a new Assistant Executive Director, Jennifer Anderson, and a new Chief Financial Officer, Stuart K. Sutton, to their leadership team. These two professionals were chosen from among a well-qualified applicant pool of candidates located across the state. Southwest Plains is committed to improving the quality of education in Kansas through professional learning for educators.  Membership in SWPRSC indicates school district commitment to relevance and rigor, and to staying abreast of state and national requirements.   The new Assistant Executive Director, Jennifer Anderson, was the Curriculum Director for the Larned Public Schools #495 for three years, and has been a Senior Leadership Consultant at SWPRSC for the past two years. Jennifer completed her master’s degree at Wichita State

University and received her District Leadership License from Ft. Hays State University. Stuart K. Sutton will take the helm has Chief Financial Officer at SWPRSC beginning August 1. Stuart has K-12 teaching experience, has been a school counselor and principal, and currently is the Superintendent/Elementary Principal for the Rolla District #217. Stuart completed his graduate work at Emporia State University and his leadership licensing at Fort Hays State University. Current educational issues for which Southwest Plains is providing professional learning include: student assessment, student growth measures, and district accreditation. SWPRSC is a leader in the profession not only locally, and in southwest Kansas, but across the state, as well. Input from community members and stakeholders is welcomed as we collaborate to improve student achievement.

Kansas Department of Administration (KDOA) Secretary Jim Clark announced Wednesday, April 2, 2014, that the agency has unveiled its new Web site, With the new Web site, which was designed for easy access across mobile and desktop devices, the agency offers a digital platform for access to its many services, including procurement and contracts, state surplus, job opportunities and resources for state employees. “It’s our goal to be the most user-friendly and effective agency we can be,” said Clark. “We are excited for the new design of the site because we believe it will be much more intuitive and easier to navigate than our site has been in the past.” The new KDOA site offers

quick and easy access to essential information and features that are utilized by Kansans by placing them in three comprehensive groupings – “For Citizens,” “For State Employees,” and “For State Agencies.” The Municipal Services section of the Web site offers easy access to budget and audit information. Schools, libraries and recreation commissions rely upon the section for official services. The Surplus Property section permits users to view federal and state surplus items, and to learn about public auctions. “All the other state agencies, as well as many private citizens, depend upon the functions of the Department of Administration to enable them to do their jobs and to receive services,” said Clark. “We want to ensure that our

Web site helps them accomplish their tasks in the most simple, straightforward way

possible.” Submitted by the Kansas Department of Administration.

Nurse Sandra Betance and resident Charles Littell enjoy a dance at the Pioneer Manor barbecue.

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Scholarships are available for students studying wildlife The Willis Scholarship Foundation, in conjunction with the Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt, invites students currently enrolled in a Kansas regent’s institution pursuing a degree relating to wildlife, natural resources, and/or natural resource management to apply for a scholarship. The application period is open now through June 10, 2014.

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dents. Successful applicants can be awarded $500 - $1,250 per semester, based on grade point average and the following criteria: - Desire to pursue a career in wildlife or natural resources - Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA, pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher - Commit to attending the Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt, providing assistance where necessary The twenty-eighth annual Kansas Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt will be April 10, 11 and 12, 2014 in El Dorado. Hunters from across the U.S. are participating this year, including Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. Passing on the hunting heritage to the next generation remains a continued focus for the event. Twentythree Kansas youth applied for a chance to participate in the Kansas Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt Youth Program 2014. Riley Brown of El Dorado, Allison Dix of Stockton, Joseph Heimann of Hays, Avery Lewellen of Wellington, Ethan Shaw of Logan and Jenna Smithson of Osage City are the six chosen this year. For information on the Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt, visit www.ksgovs, or contact Janet Post at janet_turkey or (316) 3213835. For more information on the Willis Scholarship Foundation, Inc., and to receive an application, visit www.cen

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Kansas nonresident deer application period is open Nonresidents who want to hunt deer in Kansas this fall must apply online for the limited number of nonresident deer permits by April 25, 2014. Season information, application instructions, permit quotas, as well as last year’s drawing statistics can all be viewed on the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) Web site, Just more than 22,000 nonresident white-tailed deer combo permits were author-

ized for 2014, the same as last year. In addition, 266 mule deer stamps are allocated in Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 16, 17 and 18. Nonresidents who wish to hunt mule deer must apply for a mule deer stamp. If they draw a muzzleloader or archery whitetail permit in one of these units, they will then be entered into the drawing for a mule deer stamp. Those who draw a mule deer stamp will receive a combo permit valid for one white-tailed or mule deer,

buck or doe, and one whitetailed antlerless deer. Only online applications will be accepted, and applicants will be taken through the process step-by-step on KDWPT’s Web site. All nonresident permits are combo permits and include one either-sex whitetail tag and one antlerless whitetail only tag. For more information go to or phone 620-672-0728.

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Correcting Iron Chlorosis in Trees Iron chlorosis is a common problem in Kansas because of the high pH in some soils. Though these soils normally contain adequate amounts of iron, the high pH ties up iron so that it is unavailable to plants. Classic symptoms of iron chlorosis are yellow leaves with a network of dark green veins. In severe cases the entire leaf turns yellow and the edges of the leaf

Gas prices in Kansas have risen in the past week Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45 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 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.55 per gallon, according to gasoline price Web site

mits by April 25. Only online applications will be accepted. Including the change in gas prices in Kansas during the past week, prices Sunday were 0.9 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 4.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 7.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 3.1 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. "Gasoline prices have seen an ever so slight increase in the last week across a good portion of the nation, which is certainly good news for spring break travelers," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "For those who may be headed to California, they may be greeted with rising prices to the tune of 10-20 cents per gallon over the next two weeks. For much of the rest of the country, including Florida destinations, prices shouldn't be holding many back from hitting the road. This spring has seen very little volatility so far, and if it remains that way, I may have to revise downward my forecast for gas prices for the rest of April and May, which my wallet would certainly love," DeHaan said. Submitted by

scorch and turn brown. Plants may eventually die. One of the best methods of avoiding iron chlorosis is by planting tolerant trees. Trees that are susceptible to iron chlorosis include pin oak, sweetgum, and dawn redwood. Moderately tolerant trees are ash, cottonwood, linden, elm, hawthorn, most oaks and ginkgo. Even closely related trees can differ markedly in their resistance. For example, pin oak is notorious for sensitivity to iron chlorosis while most other oaks are moderately tolerant. Also, red, silver and Amur maples are susceptible, but Norway maples are much less so. Several methods are used to correct iron chlorosis in trees. Not all methods work in all situations. The following are the most common. Soil treatment: The idea is to acidify a small quantity of soil so the tree can absorb the iron it needs from these areas. This will only work on non-calcareous soils. If the tree has not been planted yet, have a soil test done. Add the recommended amount of sulfur (if any) and work into the soil before planting. For existing trees, a mixture of equal parts of iron sulfate and elemental sulfur are mixed together, and the mixture is placed in holes made under the dripline of the tree. Holes should be one to two inches in diameter and 12 to 18 inches deep. Space them 18 to 24 inches apart. Each hole should be filled with the iron sulfate-elemental sulfur mixture to within four inches of the soil surface. This method is labor intensive and results can vary. Iron chelates can also be used as a soil treatment. The only chelate that is effective above a soil pH of 7.2 is Iron EDDHA. It can be found in the products Sequestar six percent Iron Chelate WDG, Sequestrene

138 and Millers FerriPlus. Use these products in the spring before growth starts. Dry chelate can be sprinkled on the soil and watered in or dissolved in water and applied as a drench under the dripline of the tree. Normally, soil-applied chelates last only one year. Foliar treatment: Leaves are sprayed directly with iron chelates or iron sulfate early in the season. Response is quick, but leaf burning is possible. Response can be spotty and temporary. Repeat applications may be needed. If you use a foliar application make sure you use a applicator that has not had any herbicides used in it, especially any broadleaf herbicides. I would recommend using a new applicator for this method to make sure no damage is caused from any residuals in the application equipment. Seeding Cool-Season Lawns in the Spring There are several reasons Kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue lawns are better seeded in the fall than in the spring. Some of the most serious lawn weeds such as crabgrass and foxtail emerge in the spring. Since they are warm-season weeds, they will outcompete and often crowd out young, tender cool-season grasses during the heat of summer. The most stressful time of year for cool-season grasses is summer, not winter. Poorly established lawns may die out during the summer because of heat and drought stress. A lawn often gets more use during the summer, leading to increased compaction and traffic stress. If an area needs to be established in the spring, sodding is much more likely to be successful than seeding. Sodding provides stronger, more mature plants that are better able to withstand stress and prevent weed invasion.

Spring turkey season runs through May 31 A lot of work goes into prepping for a spring turkey hunt, from scouting roosting sights and sighting in shotguns, to mastering the perfect “cluck” and “purr” call. And all that hard work will pay off April 9 when the regular spring turkey season opens. Following the archeryonly/ youth/disabled season, April 1-8, turkey hunters can hit the field with shotgun or archery equipment to take their shot at a spring turkey, or two. And thanks to equipment changes established last year, hunters may now use any gauge shotgun or muzzleloading shotgun with

shot sizes No. 2 through No. 9 and crossbows to fill their spring turkey tags. For hunters age 15 and younger, filling a tag has never been more affordable. Thanks to reduced youth permit pricing, resident youth hunters can now enjoy taking their shot at a spring turkey. Other 2014 Spring turkey permits can be purchased. A turkey permit or game tag is valid for one bearded turkey. Any individual who has purchased a spring turkey permit is also eligible for one spring turkey game tag. Spring game tags are valid for Units 1, 2, 3, 5 and

6. Hunters who drew a Unit 4 (southwest Kansas) spring turkey permit earlier this year may also use their Unit 4 permit in adjacent Units 1, 2 and 5. Regardless of where you choose to hunt this spring, it’s not guaranteed you’ll fill a tag, but rest assured the opportunity is out there. For information on where you opportunity may await, consult the 2014 Spring Turkey Hunting Atlas, or visit and click “Hunting / Turkey Information.”

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

IF YOU GIVE A MAN A MOUSE Happy National Poetry Month. Now, if you’ll have a look-see, read our poem inspired by If You Give A Mouse A Cookie (by Laura Numeroff). If you give a man a mouse he’s going to want to use the computer. If he uses the computer he’ll probably want to go on the Internet. If he surfs the Internet he’s going to want to visit some interesting Web sites. He’ll probably end up on If he visits you can bet he’ll check out our library of publications at If he reads some of our publications, he’ll probably want to check out the online services. If he does that there’s no doubt he’ll open a my Social Security account at Once he explores my Social Security he’ll end up reviewing his Social Security Statement. Then he’ll want to explore what will happen if he retires at different ages by using the Retirement Estimator at www.socialsecu timator. If he plugs in different scenar-

ios, such as earnings amounts and retirement dates then he’ll probably start thinking seriously about retiring. He’ll read the publication When To Start Receiving Retirement Benefits. After he reads that he’ll ask you what you think about his decision to retire, but he won’t listen to your answer. Instead, he’ll use the Retirement Planner at www.socialsecu It won’t take him long to realize that he wants to retire so he can spend more time on the computer. He will ask you to make him a cup of tea, so you put on the kettle. He will apply for retirement benefits at www.socialsecu It will take him 15 minutes. The tea won’t even be ready until after he has submitted his application. He will start receiving his payments electronically and he’ll pay all of his bills online. And chances are, if he’s back on the computer with his mouse in hand, he’ll remember how easy it was to use Social Security’s Web site and he’ll comment about it by using Social Security’s social media hub at www.socialse curity. gov/socialmedia.

United Methodist Church choir presents Easter Cantata Sunday The Moscow United Methodist Church choir will present their Easter cantata “The King is Coming” Palm Sunday, April 13, during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. The children will also partici-

pate and they have a special surprise for the congregation. The Maundy Thursday service will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the Good Friday service will start at 7:00 p.m.

Poetry contest open to area residents Area residents ages 14 and older are invited to enter a poetry contest sponsored by the English Department at Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School. Winners will be awarded cash and prizes and will read their poems at the Poetry Coffee House April 23 at SCCC/ATS. The judge for this year’s contest is Texas Tech University Professor William Wenthe of Lubbock, Tx., an award-winning poet. “We are excited and fortunate to have Wenthe serve as our judge this year,” said Janice Northerns, SCCC/ATS English instructor and contest organizer. “He is an accomplished poet and has many years of experience teaching creative writing.” The poetry contest features two categories. The open category is for anyone ages 14 through adult who lives in Seward County or a bordering county. The scholarship category is open to high school juniors and seniors in Kansas or in out-ofstate counties bordering Seward. Each contestant may submit up to three poems, and there is no entry fee. Poems will be judged anonymously by Wenthe and winners will be announced at the April 23 Poetry Coffeehouse, which is open to the public. Prizes in the open category are $25 and other prizes for first place; $15 and other prizes for second;

and $10 and other prizes for third. In addition, the judge may select honorable mention recipients, who will receive certificates and be invited to read at the Poetry Coffee House. In the scholarship category, first place will receive a $100 scholarship to SCCC/ATS, $25 in cash, and other prizes. Second place will be awarded a $100 scholarship, $15 in cash, and other prizes. Third prize is $15, plus other prizes. Entries will be judged on originality, quality, skillful use of language and poetic devices, and freedom from errors. Entries may be hand-delivered to SCCC/ATS, mailed, or emailed. An official entry form must accompany each submission. Complete rules and an entry form are available on the college web site at (On the home page undernSCCC News and Events, click Poetry Coffee House, then on Poetry Contest Rules.) Rules and entry forms may also be picked up in the Humanities Office at SCCC/ATS. The postmark deadline to enter is April 16. The deadline for emailed and hand-delivered entries is April 17. For more information, or to request an entry form and a complete list of the rules, contact Janice Northerns at 620-417-1456 or jan

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Moscow News by Sara Cross

Wednesday, April 9 No school--The school is hosting the fifth-eighth grade Music Contest. Thursday, April 10 HS Track at Ingalls, 3:00 Friday, April 11 Baseball, Here vs. Guymon, 5:00 p.m. Saturday, April 12 Regional 4N6 at Deerfield Sunday, April 13 The Moscow UMC choir

presents “The King is Coming” during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Thursday, April 17 Moscow UMC will have Maundy Thursday services beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 18 Moscow UMC invites the community to their Good Friday service starting at 7:00 p.m.

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PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, 1t Thursday, April 10, 2014) ORDINANCE NO. 14-04 An Ordinance granting Black Hills/Kansas Gas Utility Company, LLC d/b/a Black Hills Energy, a Kansas corporation, its lessees, successors and assigns, a natural gas franchise and the authority to construct, operate, maintain, and extend a natural gas distribution plant and system, and granting the right to use the streets, alleys, and other public places within the present or future corporate limits of the City of Moscow, Kansas Be it ordained by the Governing Body of the City of Moscow, Kansas, as follows: FRANCHISE GRANTED The City of Moscow, Kansas (hereinafter referred to as "Grantor"), hereby grants a non-exclusive franchise to Black Hills/Kansas Gas Utility Company, LLC d/b/a Black Hills Energy, a Kansas limited liability corporation (hereinafter called "Grantee"), its lessees, successors and assigns. Grantee is hereby granted the right, privilege, franchise, permission and authority to lay, construct, install, maintain, operate and extend in, along, over, above or across the present and future streets, alleys, avenues, bridges, public rights-of-way and public easements as are now within the present or future limits of said Grantor, a natural gas distribution system and all facilities necessary for the purpose of supplying natural gas or processed gas and other operations connected therewith or incident thereto for all purposes to the inhabitants of said Grantor and consumers in the vicinity thereof, and for the distribution of natural gas from or through said Grantor to points beyond the limits thereof. Such facilities shall include, but not be limited to, all mains, services, pipes, poles, communication devices, conduits and all other apparatus and appliances necessary or convenient for transporting, distributing and supplying natural gas for all purposes for which it may be used, and to do all other things necessary and proper in providing natural gas service to the inhabitants of Grantor and in carrying on such business. TERM The rights and privileges granted hereunder shall remain in effect for a period of twenty (20) years from the effective date of this Ordinance. FRANCHISE FEES OR TAXES In exchange for the franchise granted herein, Grantee shall collect from its gas customers located within the corporate limits of Grantor and pay to Grantor an amount equal to three percent (3%) of gross receipts Grantee derives from the sale, distribution or transportation of gas delivered within the present or future limits of Grantor. Gross receipts as used herein are revenues received from the sale, distribution or transportation of gas, after adjustment for the net write-off of uncollectible accounts and corrections of bills theretofore rendered. The amount paid by Grantee shall be in lieu of, and Grantee shall be exempt from, all other fees, charges, taxes or assessments which the Grantor may impose for the privilege of doing business within the present or future corporate limits of Grantor, including, without limitation, excise taxes, occupation taxes,

licensing fees, or right-of-way permit fees, and in the event the Grantor imposes any such fee, charge, tax or assessment, the payment to be made by Grantee in accordance with this section shall be reduced in an amount equal to any such fee, charge, tax or assessment imposed upon the Grantee. Ad valorem property taxes imposed generally upon all real and personal property within the present or future corporate limits of Grantor shall not be deemed to affect Grantee’s obligations under this section. Grantee shall report and pay any amount payable under this section on a semi-annual basis. Such payment shall be made no more than thirty (30) days following the close of the period for which payment is due. Initial and final payments shall be prorated for the portions of the periods at the beginning and end of the term of this Ordinance. Grantee shall list the franchise fee collected from customers as a separate item on bills for utility service issued to its customers. If at any time the Kansas Corporation Commission or other authority having proper jurisdiction prohibits such recovery, then Grantee will no longer be obligated to collect and pay the franchise fee. Any customer refunds ordered by the Commission or other authority due to an unlawful or prohibited collection of the franchise fee collected by Grantee and remitted to Grantor shall be refunded by Grantor. Within ten (10) days of the date of this ordinance, Grantor shall provide Grantee with a map of its corporate limits (the “Map”). The Map shall be of sufficient detail to assist Grantee in determining whether their customers reside within Grantor’s corporate limits. The Map along with Grantee’s Geographic Information System (“GIS”) mapping information shall serve as the basis for determining Grantee’s obligation hereunder to collect and pay the franchise fee from customers; provided, however, that if the Grantor’s corporate limits are changed by annexation or otherwise, it shall be the Grantor’s sole responsibility to (a) update the Map so that the changes are included therein, and (b) provide the updated Map to the Grantee. Grantee’s obligation to collect and pay the franchise fee from customers within an annexed area shall not commence until the later: (a) of sixty (60) days after Grantee’s receipt from the Grantor of an updated Map including the annexed area, or (b) after Grantee’s receipt from the Grantor of an updated Map including the annexed area as is reasonably necessary for Grantee to identify the customers in the annexed area obligated to pay the franchise fee; provided, further that neither party shall have the obligation to correct a mistake, including but not limited to collection of the fee by Grantee from its customers or remittance of that fee by Grantee to Grantor, that is discovered more than one (1) year after the occurrence thereof. Grantor shall indemnify Grantee from claims of any nature, including attorney fees, arising out of or related to the imposition and collection of the franchise fee. In addition, Grantee shall not be liable for paying franchise fees from or to any customer originally or subsequently identified, or incorrectly identified, by Grantor or by Grantee, as being subject to the franchise fee or being subject to a dif-

ferent level of franchise fees or being exempt from the imposition of franchise fees. Grantor shall have access to and the right to examine, during normal business hours, such of Grantee’s books, receipts, files, records and documents as is necessary to verify the accuracy of payments due hereunder. If it is determined that a mistake was made in the payment of any franchise fee required hereunder, the mistake shall be corrected promptly upon discovery such that any under-payment by Grantee shall be paid within thirty (30) days of recalculation of the amount due, and any over-payment by Grantee shall be deducted from the next payment of such franchise fee due by Grantee to Grantor. GOVERNING RULES AND REGULATIONS The franchise granted hereunder is subject to all conditions, limitations and immunities now provided for, or as hereafter amended, and applicable to the operations of a public utility, by state or federal law. The rates to be charged by Grantee for service within the present or future corporate limits of Grantor and the rules and regulations regarding the character, quality and standards of service to be furnished by Grantee, shall be under the jurisdiction and control of such regulatory body or bodies as may, from time to time, be vested by law with authority and jurisdiction over the rates, regulations and quality and standards of service to be supplied by Grantee. Provided however, should any judicial, regulatory or legislative body having proper jurisdiction take any action that precludes Grantee from recovering from its customers any cost associated with services provided hereunder, then Grantee and Grantor shall renegotiate the terms of this Ordinance in accordance with the action taken. In determining the rights and duties of the Grantee, the terms of this Ordinance shall take precedence over any conflicting terms or requirements contained in any other ordinance enacted by the Grantor. PROVISION FOR INADEQUATE ENERGY SUPPLIES If an energy supplier is unable to furnish an adequate supply of energy due to an emergency, an order or decision of a public regulatory body, or other acts beyond the control of the Grantee, then the Grantee shall have the right and authority to adopt reasonable rules and regulations limiting, curtailing or allocating extensions of service or supply of energy to any customers or prospective customers, and withholding the supply of energy to new customers, provided that such rules and regulations shall be uniform as applied to each class of customers or prospective customers, and shall be non-discriminatory as between communities receiving service from the Grantee. CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF GRANTEE’S FACILITIES Any pavements, sidewalks or curbing taken up and any and all excavations made shall be done in such a manner as to cause only such inconvenience to the inhabitants of Grantor and the general public as is reasonably necessary, and repairs and replacements shall be made promptly by Grantee, leaving such properties in as good a condition as existed immediately prior to excavation. Grantee agrees that for the term of

this franchise, it will use its best efforts to maintain its facilities and equipment in a condition sufficient to meet the current and future energy requirements of Grantor, its inhabitants and industries. While maintaining its facilities and equipment, Grantee shall obtain permits as required by ordinance and will fix its excavations within a commercially reasonable time period, except that in emergency situations Grantee shall take such immediate unilateral actions as it determines are necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare; in which case, Grantee shall notify Grantor as soon as reasonably possible. Within a reasonable time thereafter, Grantee shall request and Grantor shall issue any permits or authorizations required by Grantor for the actions conducted by Grantee during the emergency situation. Grantor will give Grantee reasonable notice of plans for street improvements where paving or resurfacing of a permanent nature is involved that affects Grantee’s facilities. The notice shall contain the nature and character of the improvements, the rights-ofway upon which the improvements are to be made, the extent of the improvements, and the time when the Grantor will start the work, and, if more than one right-of-way is involved, the order in which the work is to proceed. The notice shall be given to the Grantee as soon as practical in advance of the actual commencement of the work, considering seasonable working conditions, to permit the Grantee to make any additions, alterations, or repairs to its facilities. EXTENSION OF GRANTEE’S FACILITIES Upon receipt and acceptance of a valid application for service, Grantee shall, subject to its own economic feasibility criteria as approved by the Kansas Corporation Commission make reasonable extensions of its distribution facilities to serve customers located within the current or future corporate limits of Grantor. RELOCATION OF GRANTEE’S FACILITIES If Grantor elects to change the grade of or otherwise alter any street, alley, avenue, bridge, public right-of-way or public place for a public purpose, unless otherwise reimbursed by federal, state or local legislative act or governmental agency, Grantee, upon reasonable notice from Grantor, shall remove and relocate its facilities or equipment situated in the public rights-of-way, at the cost and expense of Grantee, if such removal is necessary to prevent interference with Grantor’s facilities. If Grantor orders or requests Grantee to relocate its facilities or equipment for the primary benefit of a commercial or private project, or as a result of the initial request of a commercial or private developer or other non-public entity, and such removal is necessary to prevent interference with such project, then Grantee shall receive payment for the cost of such relocation as a precondition to relocating its facilities or equipment. Grantor shall consider reasonable alternatives in designing its public works projects and exercising its authority under this section so as not to arbitrarily cause Grantee unreasonable additional expense. If alternative public right-of-way space is available, Grantor shall also provide a reasonable alternative location for Grantee’s

facilities. Grantor shall give Grantee written notice of an order or request to vacate a public right-of-way; provided, however, that its receipt of such notice shall not deprive Grantee of its right to operate and maintain its existing facilities in such public right-of way until it (a) if applicable, receives the reasonable cost of relocating the same and (b) obtains a reasonable public right-of-way, dedicated utility easement, or private easement alternative location for such facilities. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION Grantor acknowledges that certain information it might request from Grantee pursuant to this Ordinance may be of a proprietary and confidential nature, and that such requests may be subject to the Homeland Security Act or other confidentiality protections under state or federal law. If Grantee requests that any information provided by Grantee to Grantor be kept confidential due to its proprietary or commercial value, Grantor and its employees, agents and representatives shall maintain the confidentiality of such information, to the extent allowed by law. If Grantor is requested or required by legal or administrative process to disclose any such proprietary or confidential information, Grantor shall promptly notify Grantee of such request or requirement so that Grantee may seek an appropriate protective order or other relief. FORCE MAJEURE It shall not be a breach or default under this Ordinance if either party fails to perform its obligations hereunder due to force majeure. Force majeure shall include, but not be limited to, the following: 1) physical events such as acts of God, landslides, lightning, earthquakes, fires, freezing, storms, floods, washouts, explosions, breakage or accident or necessity of repairs to machinery, equipment or distribution or transmission lines; 2) acts of others such as strikes, workforce stoppages, riots, sabotage, insurrections or wars; 3) governmental actions such as necessity for compliance with any court order, law, statute, ordinance, executive order, or regulation promulgated by a governmental authority having jurisdiction; and (4) any other causes, whether of the kind herein enumerated or otherwise not reasonably within the control of the affected party to prevent or overcome. Each party shall make reasonable efforts to avoid force majeure and to resolve such event as promptly as reasonably possible once it occurs in order to resume performance of its obligations hereunder; provided, however, that this provision shall not obligate a party to settle any labor strike. HOLD HARMLESS Grantee, during the term of this Ordinance, agrees to save harmless Grantor from and against all claims, demands, losses and expenses arising directly out of the negligence of Grantee, its employees or agents, in constructing, operating, and maintaining its distribution and transmission facilities or equipment; provided, however, that Grantee need not save Grantor harmless from claims, demands, losses and expenses arising out of the negligence of Grantor, its employees or agents. SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS All rights, privileges and authority granted to Grantee hereunder shall inure to the benefit of Grantee’s lessees, successors and assigns, subject to the terms, provisions and con-

ditions herein contained, and all obligations imposed upon Grantee hereunder shall be binding upon Grantee’s lessees, successors and assigns. NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES This Ordinance constitutes a franchise agreement between the Grantor and Grantee. No provision of this Ordinance shall inure to the benefit of any third person, including the public at large, so as to constitute any such person as a third party beneficiary of the agreement or of any one or more of the terms hereof, or otherwise give rise to any cause of action for any person not a party hereto. SEVERABILITY If any clause, sentence or section of this Ordinance is deemed invalid by any judicial, regulatory or legislative body having proper jurisdiction, the remaining provisions shall not be affected. NON WAIVER Any waiver of any obligation or default under this Ordinance shall not be construed as a waiver of any future defaults, whether of like or different character. REPEAL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES This Ordinance, when accepted by Grantee as provided below, shall constitute the entire agreement between the Grantor and the Grantee relating to the franchise granted by Grantor hereunder, and the same shall supersede all prior ordinances relating thereto, and any terms and conditions of such prior ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. Ordinance No. 94-1 of the City of Moscow, Kansas, is hereby repealed as of the effective date hereof. EFFECT AND INTERPRETATION OF ORDINANCE The captions that precede each section of this Ordinance are for convenience and/or reference only and shall not be taken into consideration in the interpretation of any of the provisions of this Ordinance. EFFECTIVE DATE AND ACCEPTANCE This Ordinance shall become effective and be a binding contract between the Grantor and Grantee upon its final passage and approval by Grantor, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, and upon Grantee’s acceptance by written instrument, within sixty (60) days of passage by the Governing Body, and filing with the Clerk of the City of Moscow, Kansas. The Clerk of the City of Moscow, Kansas shall sign and affix the community seal to acknowledge receipt of such acceptance, and return one copy to Grantee. If Grantee does not, within sixty (60) days following passage of this Ordinance, either express in writing its objections to any terms or provisions contained therein, or reject this Ordinance in its entirety, Grantee shall be deemed to have accepted this Ordinance and all of its terms and conditions. Passed and approved by the Governing Body of the City of Moscow, Kansas, this 3rd day of March, 2014. /s/ William Bell Mayor Attest: /s/ Norma Najera Clerk of City of Moscow, Kansas

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Rolla News

April 9-10 Seventh and Ninth Grade State Assessments Wednesday, April 9 Rolla Rec Board Meeting; 6:30 p.m. Third-Fourth Grade and High School Reading State Assessments Fifth-Eighth Grade Moscow Music Festival Thursday, April 10 High School Track at Ingalls; 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 11 ARGH High School Varsity Golf at Lakin; 1:00 p.m. Compass Test with Mrs. Taylor High School Track Relays at Wichita Saturday, April 12 High School Speech Regional Festival at Deerfield; TBA Monday, April 14 Board of Education Meeting; 6:30 p.m. High School Speech at Bucklin April 15-16 Third-Fifth Grade Assessments Tuesday, April 15 Junior High Track at Ingalls; 2:00 p.m. High School JV Golf Invitational at Elkhart; 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 High School Band/Choir State Large Group-DDC Migrant Meeting at Dodge City Thursday, April 17 High School Track Invitational; 3:00 p.m. All students dismissed at 3:00 p.m.

Dunn brings home winning ribbons for birthday Richfield’s own Hannah Dunn, daughter of Andy and Mandy Dunn, spent her eighteenth birthday doing something she loves best in the world, a weekend at the Lakin rodeo, April 5 and 6. Hannah won first in goat tying Saturday, second in dally ribbon roping, fourth in trail and seventh in barrels. A supper at the Garden City Applebee’s was in order to celebrate, complete with a cake made by Rolla’s Shawn Schwindt - in the shape of a champion belt buckle - and the entire restaurant staff singing “Happy Birthday”. Hannah celebrated with some friends, her parents, grandparents, Sam and Rachel Dunn, and cousin Samantha Dunn. Hannah competed again

Hannah Dunn Sunday, April 6, and won second in goats, fourth in barrels, third in trail, fourth in poles, and seventh in dally ribbon roping. She is a senior at Rolla High School with plans to attend Garden City Community College and participate with the college team. Way to go, Hannah!

Rolla students take part in Science and Engineering Fair Sixteen Rolla students, from elementary to high school, traveled to Wichita for the State Science and Engineering Fair Friday, April 4. Senior Garrett Littlefield, junior Jordan Schwindt, and eighth grader Paige Claassen each won second place in their categories, with Paige receiving a special award from the Meteorological Society. A team effort, consisting of sixth grade students Alexandra Hart and

Maria Kroeker, won third in their category, and fourth grader Chaseton Wasson won third in his category. Garry Norton, sophomore, won honorable mention in the BioGenius Challenge. Mrs. Kris Hall, Mrs. Zeta Greene and Mrs. Kim Clark accompanied the students, along with many parents to attend this wonderfully educational event. Great job, Rolla students!

Senior Kaleigh Barrett has been named as 1A Honorable Mention All-State Basketball in the Topeka Capital Journal. Kaleigh has played basketball since she was little and her parents, John and Shelley, have really enjoyed watching her grow and mature. Kaleigh plans to attend Wichita State University in the fall. Congratulations, Kaleigh, and good luck in your future!

No April Fool’s day for RJH track team at first meet Tuesday, April 1, was not a Fool’s Day for Rolla Junior High Track team. The team traveled to South Gray for their first meet of the season. Jaylen Mendez, eighth grade, set a new meet record in both

the 100 meter hurdles and the 200 meter hurdles. Alexandra Hart, sixth grade, set a new meet record for sixth grade girls’ high jump. Congratulations to all who participated!

RHS students attend K-State open house Friday morning, Mr. Duane Greene drove some excited high school students to Manhattan to attend the K-State Open House. Senior Katy Howe, junior Tori Simmons, sophomores Kyri Brummett and Garry Norton and freshmen Teagan Simmons and Mica Ratzlaff all journeyed to tour the wonder-

ful campus of K-State. Mrs. Zeta Greene and Mrs. Kris Hall joined the group after the science fair in Wichita. The students were able to tour various parts of the campus. The funding for this trip came from the ARGH grant. Rolla is very lucky to have been able to participate in this for the past two years.

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Mrs. Traci Taylor, Mrs. Tina Mr. Duane Huddleston, Greene and Mrs. Kelly Schnable were the brave souls who took most of the Rolla High School to the Xtreme Challenge, presented by Seward County Community College Wednesday, April 2. The team traveled to compete in various challenges and was victorious in the following areas. Jessica Pinkley won second in Journalism. Kyler Telford won first in Physical Education, Marcos Cortes-Cruz won second in Manufacturing. Jaron Rusch won third in Welding. Coleman Kirby won second in Agriculture. Josh Eckert won third in Criminal Justice. Katie Murray won first in Business with Colten Clemens coming in second. Kaleigh Barrett won first in Marketing and Management and Obie Telford won third in Computer Information Systems. Congratulations to the winners and to the entire team for their third place overall win and way to go, sponsors! Rolla is very proud of all your efforts.

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Katie Murray, left, won first in Business. Colten Clemens, right, took second.

Kaleigh Barrett won first in Marketing and Management.

Jaron Rusch won third in Welding.

Josh Eckert won third in Criminal Justice.

Coleman Kirby won second in Agriculture.

Kyler Telford won first in Physical Education.

Obie Telford won third in Computer Information Systems.

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Marcos Cortes-Cruz won second in Manufacturing.

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TEMPERATURE Call 844 Pictured are students of Old Evergreen School. Front row, left to right: Barbara Johnson, Eugene Renfro, Lawrence Gustason, Bertha June Perry, Doris Rich and Velda Gustason. Back row, left to right: David Youngren, Verna Rich, Leroy Youngren, Oscar Youngren and Dorothy Renfro. It was formed August 20, 1887, and was known as King School District #21. In the early 1900s it became known as Evergreen School. It was disorganized in March 1947. Hugoton. Thursday, April 16, 1964 The Hugoton Future Farmers of America took four judging teams to the Great Plains Angus Association Field Day at Beaver, Ok. Dave Bozone took high individual honors with 248 points out of a total of 250 possible. Bob Passmore re-

Some of the students who attended in 19291930 were LaVada Swan, Beulah Dumcum, Maurice Renfro, Loree Swan, Ferne Rich, Darlene Rich, Wilmer Perry, Paul Dumcum, Leland Wan, Loren Butcher, Homer Perry, Tiny Dumcum, Lional Swan, Standley Dumcum, Claude Rich, Rose Morgan, Virgil Gustason, Jimmie Morgan, Grace Morgan, Maxine Swan and Hugh Butcher.

ceived fourth high individual score. Thursday, April 15, 1954 Duane Hamlin and George Hodges, both of Hugoton, were on hand Saturday to collect third and fourth prizes respectively in the regular Cash Day drawing here. Hamlin claimed his $10 for being in Virtues

Drygoods store. Hodges won his $5 by being at Ramey Oil Company. If any readers have pictures or memories for the history page of the Hermes, please bring them in to Ruthie Winget at The Hugoton Hermes.

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Rolla High School places third in ninth Annual XTreme Challenge Almost 400 students from 12 area high schools participated in the ninth annual Xtreme Challenge on the campus of Seward County Community College/Area Technical School April 2. Elkhart High School repeated as the Overall Award winner for the school earning the most points in all challenges, and defended its possession of the traveling trophy they claimed at last year’s Xtreme Challenge. Meade High School was second in overall points and Rolla High School was third, placings reminiscent of 2013. Other high schools involved in the competitions included Liberal, Hugoton, Garden City, Moscow, and Sublette, plus Tyrone, Ok.; Turpin, Ok.; Keyes, Ok.; and Balko, Ok. Terri Houtz, a teacher from Elkhart, said it was an honor to win. “We were excited to get to bring so many kids,” she said. Elkhart High School had 80 students at the competition. Houtz said her favorite part is that the students get to actually visit the college. SCCC/ATS accounting instructor Tanya Dowell was the organizer of the 2014 contest. She said she was pleased by how much the attending high school participants seemed to enjoy the event Wednesday. “I did try to get around and speak to all of the sponsors between activities, and I was encouraged,” Dowell said. “They all talked about how much they enjoy this.” The Meade High School representatives showed they had been thinking about the competition in advance and came prepared, wearing T-shirts that read, “Meade takes it to the XTREME.” The Meade students made a strong showing, placing second in overall points. In addition, six MHS students earned


individual prizes for placing as academic award winners. Dowell noted the continued participation by college programs and how once program leaders get involved in Xtreme Challenge, they tend to stay on board. Multiple college disciplines or programs participate in the individual challenges, which combine for 16 overall categories. This year Process Technology added an individual challenge. Dowell said her committee was helpful in organizing the 2014 event, and cited agriculture instructor Teddi Winslow and criminal justice instructor Cristy Mulanax as two valuable assistants. Mulanax helped with registration as a new online registration was implemented. “We feel that was really successful,” Dowell said. Computer Information Systems instructor Mindy Holder serves as the social media administrator for the Xtreme Challenge. The admissions team also helped a great deal, Dowell said. They gave campus tours and provided a fun break for students with a game called the Angry Bird Challenge. SCCC/ATS student ambassadors helped with the events of the day. College students involved in clubs or programs at SCCC/ATS joined instructors and staff to manage the many campus activities for the visiting high school students. Elkhart High School senior Kacee Hoskinson said she has attended the Xtreme Challenge event all four of her high school years. “Other than the fact of getting to meet new people, it’s a great way to have people show their abilities,” Hoskinson said. “It’s a good opportunity.” Hoskinson has seen her school claim dominance throughout her high school ca-

reer. In fact, EHS won the Overall Award outright in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and now 2014. Elkhart tied with Rolla for the award in 2009. Rolla won in 2008 and Liberal in 2007. Crusader student journalists recorded many of the activities of the day and photos are posted on Instructional designer Jay Castor prepared a slideshow of Xtreme Challenge photos for the students to enjoy just prior to the awards ceremony. At the awards assembly, KSCB sports announcer and Xtreme Challenge emcee Brock Kappelmann announced the top three winners in each academic area. The Seward student who designed the 2014 Xtreme Challenge medals, Nicole Gibson, along with Miss Liberal Emily Bayouth, also a Seward student, presented Xtreme Challenge medals made by Machine Tool Technology students at the Technical School to each top three winner. Seward instructors from each area presented the winners with prizes. Below are listed the winners from Stevens County and Rolla. For a full list of winners go to ponent/k2/item/2726-xtremechallenge-press-release • Journalism: Second, Jessica Pinkley, Rolla • Music: First, A.J. Madsen, Hugoton • Physical education: Top Boy, Kyler Telford, Rolla • Manufacturing: First, Michael Losey, Hugoton; second, Marcus Cortez-Cruz, Rolla • Welding: Third, Jaron Rusch, Rolla. • Agriculture: Second, Coleman Kirby, Rolla • Criminal justice: Third, Josh Eckert, Rolla. • Business: First, Katie Murray, Rolla; Second, Colten Clemans, Rolla

• Marketing and management: First, Kaleigh Barrett, Rolla; Third, Katie Weaver, Hugoton. • Computer Information Systems: Third, Obie Telford, Rolla. • Math and Science: Third, David Kurt, Hugoton. In a drawing from students registered for Xtreme Challenge, three students each won a $100 scholarship to SCCC/ATS. Dean of Student Services Celeste Donovan presented scholarships to the winners: Janelle King, Rolla; Taylor Fiss, Hugoton; and Zane Littell, Hugoton. A total of 49 high school students left the SCCC/ATS campus with prizes in hand earned from placing as winners in the academic categories. Now, college organizers can take a few days to look back on the 2014 event, and then begin planning for the tenth Anniversary Xtreme Challenge to be April 1, 2015.


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Elkhart Coop is seeking a Regional Operations Manager This person needs 3-5 years Management experience in Grain and Agronomy Operations. Wages based on experience and a great benefits package. Send resumes to PO Box 210 Elkhart, KS 67950 or email to


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

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


Sunrise Oilfield Supply,

the largest oilfield supply company in Kansas, is now taking applications for an

Inside Sales/Warehouse

position at its Hugoton, Kansas store to perform the following duties:


Solution to April 3, 2014 puzzle

• Receive, store and issue materials and other items from warehouse or storage yard • Perform inventory verifications and cycle counts as directed • Operate forklifts and other material handling devices to load and unload materials • Order inventory from Vendors, Work with Manager on Customer Accounts • Valid driver license with relatively clean motor vehicle report. (Applicants with a drug or alcohol driving offense in the last three years will not be considered.) We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please send your resume to Sunrise Oilfield Supply, P.O. Box 446, Hugoton, KS 67951.



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PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, April 10, 2014) 3t NOTICE T0 THE PUBLIC FOR BIDS You are hereby notified that on the 5TH day of May 2014, the Stevens County Hospital Board at its regular scheduled board meeting at 5:30 pm will hold a bid opening for the Stevens County Retail Pharmacy Renovation. General Contractors may submit bids at the Lower Level Community Room

in the Stevens County Hospital, 1006 S. Jackson, Hugoton, Kansas 67951 at the above scheduled time. All plans and specifications, as well as General Contractor requirements, are available to all interested bidders by calling Fiss Architecture/Design, PA. at (620)544-8660, ext.18, or by e-mailing Electronic files of the bid documents are also available. Govern yourself accordingly.

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday April 3, 2014) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS



You can now find The Hermes classifieds ONLINE at It’s that easy to find great deals in Stevens County! Garage Sales, For Rent, For Sale, Help Wanted, EVERYTHING in print can be viewed online! To submit ads: email or call 620-544-4321

THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are notified that on March 6, 2014, a petition was filed in this Court by Jewell Burrows, an heir, devisee and legatee, and executor named in the Last Will and Testament of George Burrows, Jr., deceased, dated December 17, 1993, requesting the Will filed with the Petition be admitted to probate and record; Kenneth Burrows to be appointed as executor, without bond; and Kenneth Burrows be granted Letters Testamentary.

You are required to file your written defenses to the petition on or before April 25, 2014 at 11:30 am. in the District Court, Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail to file your written defenses, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the petition. All creditors are notified to exhibit their demands against the Estate within the latter of four months from the date of first publication of notice under KSA. 59-2236 and amendments thereto, or if the identity of the creditor is known or reasonably ascertainable, 30 days after actual notice was given as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. Jewell Burrows, Petitioner James A. Kuharic Brollier, Wolf & Kuharic Box 39, Hugoton, KS 67951 Attorney for Petitioner

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FOR SALE FOR SALE: Black Angus Bulls, Registered, Tested, 2 year olds, Yearlings, Heifer Bulls, Delivery, Conformation, Performance. Contact: Black Velvet Ranch, Aaron Plunkett, Syracuse, KS 620384-1101. (19c13) --------------HOUSE FOR SALE: 700 W. Eleventh, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2600 sq. ft., huge lot. For more info call 620428-5566. (4p13)


Oak, Piñon, Mesquite, Pecan & More

--------------CUSHMANS FOR SALE


‘59 Roadking ‘62 Highlander


5 HP, $1300 OBO;

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

‘65 Silver Eagle 9 HP, electric start, $6500 OBO

‘65 Super Silver Eagle 9 HP, electric start, project, $3500 OBO;

OMC twin cylinder engine

Virgil Milburn, Hugoton, Ks. 620-544-3913 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (1c14)

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

Deadline: Monday 5 pm

150 HP Electric Motor with a soft start panel.

Call 620-544-5916

GARAGE SALE: Friday, April 11, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., 501 W . Tenth, Women’s and Men’s Clothing, Baby Girl Clothes, Toddler Clothes, Boys’ Clothes, Household Goods --------------MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Saturday, April 12, 8 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, 1403 S Jefferson Tools, Power Tools, 6x8 Tilt Trailer, Like New Tires, Nice Drum Set, Guitar, House Goods, Baby Items, Car Seat & Strollers, Some Family Clothing & Sports Shoes. --------------GIGANTIC GARAGE SALE for Freedom Cross Road Bible Camp: Saturday, April 12, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Fairgrounds. Items include Exercise Machines, Furniture, Clothing, Drum Set, Microwaves, Kitchen Wares, Toys and much more.

(Rental Assistance Available) Equal Housing Opportunity

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

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

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

Offered at $199,000

1101 S Monroe St - 3 bed/3 b, wood floors, att garage, fence and much, much more! Great location!!! Call today for details!!

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

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

Karen Yoder

Chance Yoder- Cellphone 544-1907

“Call Us For All Your Real Estate Needs”

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(14tfc) 110 West 7th Two Unit Brick Apartment FOR SALE BY OWNER 1200 square feet upstairs and 1200 in downstairs unit. Upstairs - 2 bedroom & bath

Downstairs - 3 bedroom & 1 1/2 bath

Call 544-7350 or 544-1936




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



The Hugoton Recreation Commission is taking sealed bids on a 1994 Ford Pickup. We will be taking bids through May 6, 2014. The Hugoton Recreation Commission has the right to refuse any and all bids. Please mail bids to: Hugoton Recreation Commission PO Box 217 Hugoton, KS 67951

Stevens County Fitness Center is taking silent bids on a Polaris Seated Row Machine until April 18, 2014. You can see the machine at 837 East Eleventh Street in Hugoton. Stevens County Fittness Center has the right to refuse any and all bids.

This information is simply an approximate guide; any person that relies on this information and considers it material to the purchase as to satisfy themselves as to its accuracy and condition of the structure including fixtures and appliances.

20 Rooms, 10 non-smoking 770 SF 1-bedroom apartment Approx. $110,000 gross annual income Rooms include telephone, microwave, refrigerator and cable TV

120 Main Street, Ulysses, Kansas


Ranch Style, 4 bedroom, 3.5 baths, full finished basement

Call for appointment 544-5759 or 544-6825

FREE CATS TO LOVING HOMES. All are spayed and neutered and two are declawed. Moving and can’t take them with me. Please (1c15) call 620-428-6295. ---------------


Terms: Cash or terms agreeable to Seller

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218 N. Jackson

Hotel General Information:

David Light 620-544-9763 mobile 620-356-5808 office



Please mail bids to: Stevens County Fitness Center PO Box 36 Hugoton, KS 67951

Call David Light 620-544-9763 for information


Feature Of The Week

Call Selia Crawford at 544-2182


11/2 miles North of Rolla. Three bedroom, one bath 2400 sq. ft. home with a detached one car garage and nice 40 x 80 steel shed and outbuildings, located in the NW of NW of the NE of 35-33-40.

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

109 W. Seventh - Hugoton 544-4011 If no answer, leave message

The Virgil Stout LLC has an 11.02 Acre homestead for sale

Elkhart Motel


2 Senior Apartments Available

This institute is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

LOTS FOR SALE 504 S. Wildcat Ct - Nice lot in cul de sac. 19,427 sf. Spikes Addition. Call for details!! 401 & 403 S. Jayhawk Ct - Nice lot & a half in cul de sac. 27,641 sf. Spikes Addition. Call for details!! 713 East Fifth Ave - Nice lot in cul de sac. 21,855 sf. Spikes Addition. Call for details!!



Sunflower Plaza

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

20-room Motel w/ Apartment








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

510 W. 8th Street- 3 bed/2 b, cen H/A, fireplace, 2 car attached garage, includes appliances. Call for details!!


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

307 N. Kansas, Suite 101 Liberal, KS 67901

531 S Main Street- New Reduced Price!! Commercial Property - Porter Building 5,886 SF, retail and office, central H/A. Prime Location!!! Call to view this property!!

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


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

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

electric start w/ trans & other parts, $1200 OBO.

Delivery & stacking available

Deadline Mondays 5pm


8 HP, $4000 firm

All scooters extra slick!!

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


THANK YOU THANK YOU Dear friends, I’m sorry to be so late in Thanking everyone for your prayers, food, offers of help, telephone calls, help from neighbors to look after Darrel, and especially Fr. Khoi who came to my home to anoint me with the sacrament for the sick. May God Bless each and everyone of you abundantly for all you’ve done for me and family. At this time I’m doing very well. I’ll never forget you. Love, Helen Farrar THANK YOU The Family of Lee Hull would like to give, our appreciation to the surrounding communities for all the support and help and love that you have brought to this family in our time of need. We are greatly appreciative for everything you have done for us. A Big Special Thank You to my niece, Cassie Hull for loaning me her house! Love You Cassie!

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) ---------------

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

See YOUR ad here!

AL-Anon Family Group

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

Project Hope Open Tues & Thurs 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. 1st Sunday each month 1:30-3:30 p.m. 1030 S. Main

(tfc37) (tfc15)

Pioneer Manor Family Support Group

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



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Kristy Hull Kelcey Hull & Will & Brooklyn Pearson Kopen Hull Kaberlin Hull


Alan D. Higgins, Owner Custom digital vinyl signs for windows, yard signs, vehicle decals, trucks, trailers & more. DOT signage & Logos.

Teri’s Signs & Designs 620-541-1077 (tfc11)

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


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

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