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Volume 126, Number 15

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Newly elected councilmen take their oath of office at the April city council meeting. Left

to right are Dan Corpening, Dean Banker and Shannon Crawford.

16 Pages, 70 Cents Plus Tax Per Copy

Nine FFA members receive State FFA degrees at the sixty-eighth annual FFA Banquet. Pictured from the left are FFA members Lance Sandoval, Austin Mills, Josie Mueller, Nic

Goode, Logan Brecheisen, Mitchell Shelton, Trevor Crane, Karessa Nordyke and Jeff Mueller.

Hugoton FFA members receive State FFA degrees

Outgoing councilmen Gary Baughman, at left, and Greg Gill were presented plaques, city clocks and their nameplates, in appreciation for their years of service to the community. Kim Harper and Bob Mason were not in attendance.

Tron Stegman takes his oath of office as city councilman. He has been appointed to complete the unexpired term of Bob Mason.

Newly-elected councilmen take oath of office The Hugoton City Council convened for their regularly scheduled meeting at the city building April 8, 2013. Present at the meeting were Mayor Jack E. Rowden, City Clerk Thomas G. Hicks, City Inspector Joshua Grubbs, Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke, Police Chief Courtney Leslie, City Attorney Wayne R. Tate, Electrical System Supervisor Gary Rowden and Councilmen Mike Eshbaugh, Gary Baughman and Greg Gill. Councilman Kim Harper was absent. Also attending the meeting were Tron Stegman, Stevens County EcoDevo Director Neal Gillespie, Alvin Riley, Gary Gold, Jamie Gold, Nicole Gold, Virginia Pierce, Hugoton Hermes reporterRuthie Winget and newly elected councilmen Dan Corpening, Shannon Crawford and Dean Banker. City Clerk Hicks honored the outgoing councilmen by presenting them with plaques, city clocks and their nameplates in appreciation for their years of service to the community. Gary Baughman had served three terms which totaled 12 years. Greg Gill had served four terms which totaled 16 years. Kim Harper had served 19 years as councilman. Bob Mason had served ten years. Tom remarked, “...57 years of experience is going out the door!” Hicks then administered the oaths of office to newly-elected councilmen Dan Corpening, Shannon Crawford and Dean Banker. The city received letters of interest to fill Bob Mason’s remaining twoyear term. Applicants were Billy Woodworth,

Tron Stegman and Donald Perry. Mayor Rowden appointed Tron Stegman to the vacant position. The council voted to confirm the appointment. Hicks administered the oath of office to Tron. Alvin Riley of Forewinds Golf Course reported to the council the golf course is getting busier due to the nice weather. Glen Gaskill’s term on the golf course board is expiring and he did not want to continue on the board. The terms of Don Trentham and Jeff Ramsey are also expiring but they sent word they would be interested in serving another term. The council voted to accept Rhea Horyna’s application to serve on the board. They also voted to renew the terms of Trentham and Ramsey. Neal Gillespie reported the Tourism Board recommended giving a $500 grant to W-H Rendezvous (Willoughby-Henson) for help with horse training prizes and their competition that brings many visitors to Hugoton. The Tourism Board also recommended giving $1,000 to the Stevens County Fair. The council passed the motion to issue these grants. City Attorney Tate provided the new council members with an update on the Kansas Dairy Ingredients project. KDI plans to begin full-scale Phase 1 operations April 15. The city still has not been successful in getting an industrial waste agreement and consent to annexation in place, both of which should be completed prior to accepting the wastewater. The city clerk brought up the topic of a meter deposit for Kansas Dairy Ingredients. The city’s

requirement for a commercial meter deposit is two and one-half times the average monthly bill. The city has no history for a customer with the electrical demands of KDI. The council passed the motion to take the average of KDI’s first three months of consumption and at the end of that 90-day period, compute a meter deposit at 529 and one-half times that average. Gary Gold, Jamie Gold, Nicole Gold and Virginia Pierce appeared before the governing body with questions concerning the Safe Routes to Schools sidewalk project. Their concerns centered around the Continued to page 3

The Hugoton FFA Chapter had its sixtyeighth annual FFA Banquet Saturday, April 6. 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 2013-2014 chapter officers were also announced at the banquet. A keynote address was presented by Kansas FFA Treasurer Kayla Clapp. State FFA Degrees were announced. Nine seniors from the Hugoton FFA were being honored for their efforts in FFA by receiving the State FFA degree and scholarships from the Hugoton FFA Alumni. 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 on the local, district, state and national levels, their individual Supervised Agriculture Experience Program (SAE) capital investment, hours invested, and their hours

Josie Mueller is competing for State Star in Kansas FFA. The top candidate of each SAE area at the District level is selected to compete at the State level.

Nic Goode is competing for State Star in Kansas FFA. Nic, with an Agribusiness SAE, is in competion for the State Star Award.

of Community Service. The application is 16 pages long and must correspond to the record book kept by each FFA member. Recipients were Logan Brecheisen, Trevor Crane, Nic Goode, Austin Mills, Jeff Mueller, Josie Mueller, Karessa Nordyke, Lance Sandoval and Mitchell Shelton. They will be awarded the State Degree at the State FFA Convention at Manhattan in May. Also awarded at the banquet were $8000 in scholarships by Hugoton FFA Alumni. These seniors were recognized for their achievements at the banquet Saturday night with 33 members and over 100 guests in attendance. The Hugoton FFA Alumni presented a schol-

arship to each of them based on the application and interview each student fulfilled. The $8000 in scholarship money is a result of the Alumni Corporate Sponsorship established to develop the next generation of Agriculture leaders 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. It was announced at the banquet Josie Mueller and Nic Goode will be competing for State Star in Kansas FFA. Josie Mueller with a Production SAE and Nic Continued to page 5

Officials tour Kansas Dairy Ingredients plant Tim Gomez, Kansas Dairy Ingredients Chief Operating Officer, conducted a tour of the almost completed dairy plant east of Hugoton. Attending the

tour were Stevens County Economic Development Board members, Stevens County Commissioners and Hugoton City Council members.

Hugoton City Council members, Stevens County Commissioners and Stevens County Economic Development Board

Gomez explained the dairy plant will procure milk and convert that milk into dairy ingredients that will be further processed into finished products.

Each day in the Phase I, the plant will process one million pounds of milk which equals 20 truckloads of milk. The first step of the Continued to page 3

members, as well as other officials, tour the Kansas Dairy Ingredients plant Thursday afternoon.

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WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ Don’t forget! Get your flu shot at the Stevens County Health Department. Call 544-7177 for more information. Pioneer Manor residents play Bingo at 2:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Community members are invited to volunteer or play a game with the residents! AL-ANON Family Group meets at 1405 Cemetery Road Mondays and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. Call 620544-2610 or 620-544-2854 for more information. CELEBRATE RECOVERY every Monday night 6:308:00 p.m. at Assembly of God Fellowship Hall, 138 S. Main in Hugoton. HUGOTON LIONS CLUB meets every Second and Fourth Thursday of the month at Memorial Hall at 7:00 p.m. HUGOTON MASONIC LODGE #406 AF&AM meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Friday afternoons - Stevens County Library will show a movie for community children from 3:35 to 5:00 p.m. Contact Stacey at the SCL for more information 620-544-2301. Wednesday nights - Inside Out Kids at the Hugoton Assembly of God, 138 S. Main, beginning with dinner at 6:45 p.m. Program will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Rides are available by calling Pastor Ben Coats at 620428-1487 before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Through April 30 - Students in grades third through twelfth are encouraged to enter the Kansas Book Festival’s writing contest. The theme is “Kansas Isn’t Flat, It’s. . .” For more information, visit kansas February 3-April 14 - Stauth Memorial Museum in Montezma is hosting the exhibition Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species, photographs by National Geographic contributing photorapher Joel Sartore. Call 620-544-2527 for more information. April 1-30 - Stevens County Library will host a photography exhibit. Call 620-544-2301 or visit stevenscountylibrary. com for more information. April 6-May 18 - Baker Arts Center will present “Be the Dinosaur” at

624 S. Pershing in Liberal. The Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Visit to find out more. April 8-15 - Hugoton Recreation Commission 2013 Summer Baseball/Softball sign ups at the HRC Offices, 211 S. Madison from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday. April 11 - Small Business Tax Workshop at Rock Island Depot in Liberal. General Session will go from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and Contractor Session will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Advance registration and small fee required at 620-276-9632. - Hugoton Aglow will meet for coffee and fellowship at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m., with speaker Sharon Benell. April 12-13 - Southwest Friends of the Arts will present “Little Off the Top” at Memorial Hall at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available at State Farm or Yardmaster. April 12, 13 & 14 - Grant County Chamber of Commerce Spring Fling 2013 – “All Shook Up!”, will be Friday from 6:00-9:00 p.m.; Saturday, from 10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 12:30-4:00 p.m. at the Grant County Civic Center, located at 1000 W. Patterson Ave. in Ulysses. April 12 - Veterans’ Affairs Mobile Office will be located in the Stevens County Courthouse parking lot from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Friday Bible Study with Sharon Benell at Lighthouse Fellowship, 424 S. Jackson St. from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. April 13 - ACT test date - Southwest Friends of the Arts will present “A Little Off the Top” by Carl Williams at the Memorial Hall. - Custom Car Show at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. SCCC Alumni Reunion from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please make reservations by calling 620-4171130 or email - School of Ministry with Sharon Benell at Lighthouse

Fellowship, 424 S. Jackson St., from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 14 - Moscow Baptist’s Hillbilly Band will host services at Pioneer Manor at 3:00 p.m. - Southwest Friends of the Arts will present “A Little Off the Top” by Carl Williams at the Memorial Hall. - Moscow Baptist Church will present a video Bible study “The Coming Four Blood Moons” at 5:00 p.m. - Sharon Benell will preach at Lighthouse Fellowship, 424 S. Jackson St, at 10:30 a.m. April 15 - IRS tax filing deadline - Stevens County Commissioners will meet in the Commissioners’ Room at the Stevens County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. - Nancy Honig, Stevens County Family and Consumer Science Agent, will be offering a four-part series, “Master of Memory” at the Senior Center. Lessons will be 45 minutes long and will begin at 10:00 a.m. Please call 544-4539 if you would like to attend. There is no charge. - USD 210 Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 16 - American Red Cross willhost a blood drive at St. Helen Catholic Church from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. - Enrollment for USD 210’s Early Childhood Development Center Preschool at 7:00 p.m. NEW families only. April 18 - Camera Club will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Hugoton Recreation Commission, 211 S. Madison. April 19 - Stevens County Library will host KinderPrep storytime from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. - Kansas Highway Patrol will host a one-day training event at Emporia State University in Emporia. The session will address school violence awareness, active shooters and law enforcement response and mitigation. The event is free of charge and law enforcement officials and school officials are invited to attend. For more information, email April 19-20 - Thirty-first annual Garden City Piano Festival Concerts, 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Building. Free admission.

April 19-21 -Catholic Social Service is offering a free marriage enrichment workshop. Friday from 5:30-9:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2-6 p.m. at the Corporate East Hotel, 1110 E. Oklahoma Ave. Ulysses. Preregistrationis required for this workshop. To sign up please visit or call 620-272-00010. April 20 - Hugoton High School Junior/Senior Prom. - Richfield Church will celebrate the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of its dedication. There will be a basket meal at 5:00 p.m., followed by a concert by the Moscow Baptist Hillbilly Gospel Praise Band at 7:00 p.m. April 21 - Combined worship service for Rolla and Richfield Churches in celebration of the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of Richfield Church’s dedication. Kendal Utt. District Superintendent will bring the message. Dinner will follow in the fellowship hall. You are asked to bring a dessert to share. - Chicken and noodle benefit dinner for Nick Condren to help family with funeral expenses - from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Hall. Free will donations will be gratefully accepted. There will also be a bake sale. - Spring Fiesta at Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Free fun for the whole family with carnival games, face painting, live music, competitions, inflatable games, prizes, hair and nail styling. - Church of God will host services at Pioneer Manor at 3:00 p.m. - Moscow Baptist Church will present a video Bible study “The Coming Four Blood Moons” at 5:00 p.m. April 22 - Earth Day April 22-25 - Museum of Earth History will be at the Hugoton Middle School Auditorium with its Mobile Museum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibit will feature a Biblical account of Earth history with full-size skeletons displayed. Visit creationtruth. com or call Renee Beesley for more information at 620-544-8065.

ON YOUR PAYROLL Hugoton City Council Dean Banker 544-2064 Dan Corpening 544-8214 Shannon Crawford 544-8464 Mike Eshbaugh 544-8572 Tron Stegman 544-2034 --------------Stevens County Commissioners James Bell 598-2469 David Bozone 593-4448 Pat Hall 544-4017 --------------Governor Sam Brownback Office of the Governor Capitol Building 300 SW Tenth Ave., Suite 241S Topeka, Ks. 66612-1590 Phone: 877-579-6757 785-296-3232 Web site: ---------Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer Officer of the Lt. Governor State Capitol, 2nd Floor 300 SW Tenth Ave. Topeka, Ks. 66612 Toll-free: 800-748-4408 785-296-2214 ---------U.S. Senator Jerry Moran Russell Senate Office Building, Room 354 Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-224-6521 Fax: 202-228-6966 Web site:

U.S. Representative Tim Huelskamp U.S. House of Representatives 126 Cannon HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone 202-225-2715 Fax 202-225-5124 Web site: ---------Kansas Senator Larry Powell District 39 Phone: 785-296-7694 2209 Grandview Dr. E Garden City, Ks. 67846 Phone: 620-275-6789 Email: ----------

Kansas Representative Steve Alford District 124 Phone: 785-296-7696 4179 East Road 19 Ulysses, Ks 67880 Phone: 620-356-1361 Email: j.stephen.alford@

State Board of Education Sally Cauble - District 5 530 Lilac Liberal, KS 67901 620-624-6677 Email: ---------Kansas Bureau of Investigation 1620 SW Tyler Topeka, Ks. 66612 Phone: 785-296-8200 Wichita Office: P.O. Box 6 Wichita, Ks. 67201 Web site: ---------Kansas Insurance Department Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger 420 SW Ninth St. Topeka, Ks. 66612 Phone: 785-296-3071 Fax: 785-296-7805 Email: commissioner@ Web site: ---------Treasurer Ron Estes Kansas State Treasurer 900 SW Jackson, Suite 201 Topeka, Ks. 66612-1235 Phone: 785-296-3171

U.S. President Barack Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500-0004 Phone: 202-456-1414 Web site: ---------------

Obituaries Tuesday, April 2, 2013, Mary Alice Mason Woods Larkins, accompanied by joyous and singing Angels, passed into His Kingdom from the Christian Care Center of Johnson City, Tn.

Born February 20, 1921 in Hugoton, she was the daughter of Noman and Bess Mason. Mary Alice was a devoted Christian, a tireless servant of the Almighty, and the anchor of faith for her family. She was a kind and happy person, a gentle but firm matriarch of the Woods and Larkins families, and will be missed by everyone whose life and heart she touched, if only for an instant. Mrs. Larkins worked for a prestigious Farmington law firm as a legal secretary, and after retirement, became the secretary to the administrator of Farmington Memorial Hospital until her final retirement from work in 1982. After living in Farmington, N.M. for 49 years, Mary Alice moved to Ponchatoula, La. in 2000 to be with her daughter. In 2008 she moved to Tennessee, where she made her home at Christian Care Center in Johnson City for the past three and a half years. Mary Alice had a long life. While it was filled with probably more than her share of challenges and heartache, it was also filled with the love of her family and Jesus, who watched over her closely and never gave her more than she could handle. She glorified Him in all she said and did, with a generous heart and a very sharp mind. Mary Alice will be missed on this earth,

although all who knew and loved her are well aware that she most likely will have many, many crowns for her good works and caring heart in Heaven. Mary Alice was preceded in death by first husband Charles Lee Woods; her second husband Melvin H. Larkins, Sr.; parents Noman and Bess Mason; one brother, J. B. Mason; and three sisters, Edith Maxcy, Ethel McCurry and Norma Delay. Survivors include her children, Stephen and Ethel Woods of Blountville, Tn. and Jannell and Don Baudouin of Ponchatoula; her grandchildren, Bobby Oliphint and wife Trudy of Spring, Tx., Leanne Leonard and husband Francis of Orlando, Fl., Markey Donnell Hand and husband George IV of Las Vegas, Nv., Rebecca Durham of Farmington and Jodi Flanagan of Ponchatoula; her stepgrandson Nathan Baudouin and wife Mindy of Luling, La.; her brother Eugene Mason and wife Marge of Ft, Collins, Co.; stepdaughters, Melba Ducote of Denham Springs, La. and Jean Arinder and husband Jerry of Farmington; stepson Melvin Larkins, Jr. and wife Carol of New Port Richey, Fl.; great grandchildren, Bobby, Randi, Melissa, Stephen, Bridget, Francis, Melody, Daniel, Regan, George, Ryan, Camryn, Bayleigh, Ella and Sophie; a multitude of stepgrandchildren and stepgreatgrandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mary Alice will be cremated and a memorial service and burial will be in Hugoton at a later date. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family and viewed at www. or to 423-610-7177. faxed Arrangements for the Larkins family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City, Tn. 37604. 423-610-7171.

HUGOTON MUNICIPAL COURT MARCH 2013 Hughes, Mark William; Failure to Stop $105.00 at Stop Sign Hughes, Mark William; Failure to Maintain Single Lane $45.00 Nichols, Preston; Parking in Prohib$10.00 ited Area Pioneer Communications; Parking in Wrong Direction $10.00 Woodworth, Travis; Domestic Violence $320.00 Anger Mgt., Alcohol Eval. 1 Yr Prob Hanson, Nathaniel A.; Loud Music $135.00 Riddlesberger, John; Truck/Trailer Parking $50.00 Padilla, Tabin; Speeding 35/25 $90.00 Zambrano, Sabul; Dog at Large $110.00 Evans, Shelby; Truck/Trailer Parking $50.00 Gaskill, Dax; Truck/Trailer Parking $50.00 Mueller, Rodney; Truck/Trailer Parking $50.00 Offerdahl, Samuel; Truck/Trailer Parking $50.00

Blackburn, Brady; Failure to Stop at Stop Sign $105.00 Piland, Michael; Dog at Large x2 $160.00 Oder, Leslie; Parking in Prohibited Area $10.00 Gonzalez, Camila J.; No Driver’s License $360.00 40 Hrs. Community Service Gonzalez, Camila J.; Failure to Stop at Stop Sign $45.00 Tinoco, Aleida; Vicious Dog $2,060.08 Restitution Assessed Tinoco, Aleida; Dog at Large x2 $75.00 Tinoco, Aleida; Untagged Dog x3 $75.00 Clark, Carol; Dog at Large $110.00 Kelley, Jillian; Dog at Large $110.00 Rodriguez, Guadalupe; Parking on Wrong Side of Street $18.00 Williams, Preston C.; Loud Music $135.00 Acosta, Martha; Dog at Large $110.00 Lackey, April; Dog at Large x2 $160.00

HUGOTON POLICE REPORT Business Hours, Call 544-4959 After Hours, Call 544-2020 Monday, April 1, 2013 • Vehicle Unlock, 700 Block of South Madison, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock, 1200 Block of South Adams, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Cell Phone Taken, 200 Block of South Jefferson, Returned to Owner, Sergeant Johnson • Barking Dog, 400 Block of South Van Buren, Notified Dog Owner, Sergeant Johnson Tuesday, April 2, 2013 • Gunshots Reported, 600 Block of East Eleventh, Investigated, Sergeant Johnson Wednesday, April 3, 2013 • Vehicle Unlock, 600 Block of South Monroe, Citizen Assist, Officer Lamatsch • Vehicle Unlock, 900 Block of South Monroe, Citizen Assist, Officer Lamatsch

• Motorist Assist, 600 Block of East Eleventh, Public Service, Officer Lamatsch • Dog at Large, 200 Block of South Lincoln, Returned to Owner/ Ticket Issued, ACO Smith • Dog at Large, 100 Block of South Lincoln, Returned to Owner/Verbal Warning, ACO Smith Thursday, April 4, 2013 • Released Dog to Owner, 1600 Block of South Washington, Officer Lamatsch • Possible Fight, 500 Block of Copperstone, Everything Was Okay, Officer Hagman Friday, April 5, 2013 • Car Vandalism, Investigated, Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock, 700 Block of Jefferson, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Possible Domestic, 1000 Block of South Monroe, Everything Was Okay, Sergeant Johnson

Saturday, April 6, 2013 • No Injury Accident, 600 Block of East Eleventh, Took Report, Officer Crane • Motorist Assist, Seventh and Main, Public Service, Officer Crane Sunday, April 7, 2013 • No Injury Accident, 1000 Block of Washington, Took Report, Sergeant Johnson • Barking Dog, 800 Block of South Polk, Unable to Locate, Sergeant Johnson

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Continued from page 1 possible negative impacts to the properties on the west side of Jefferson Street in the 900 block. They were assured impacted property owners would be notified prior to the start of construction and given an opportunity to have their questions answered. Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke provided the council with a prioritized list of street equipment needs. The city clerk reported the Street Equipment Replacement Reserve Fund has a cash balance of slightly over $400,000 and recommended the fund not be spent below $150,000. The fund accumulates between $40,000 and $50,000 per year from its share of the local sales tax. Nordyke would like to replace a couple of pickups and the front-end loader this year and the street sweeper next year. Those expenditures would not leave funds to purchase an oil heater and chip spreader necessary for the city to continue sealing streets itself. The council approved the motion to grant permission to Gary Rowden to offer up to $19.00 per hour to the electric lineman candidate from Manhattan Technical School. The meeting adjourned. The next scheduled city council meeting will be May 6, 2013.

Did you know? The drive-in movie theater was the brainchild of Richard Hollingshead, Jr., an auto products sales manager at his father's Whiz Auto Products store. Hollingshead wanted to combine his passion for automobiles with his love of films. After testing different parking configurations and imitating weather conditions in his own driveway to simulate the drive-in movie experience, Hollingshead filed for a patent for the drive-in theater. He received the patent May 16, 1933. The first drive-in was opened June 6, 1933, in Camden, N.J. The price of admission was 25¢ for the car and each person inside. Drive-in theaters peaked in popularity in the 1950s, when there were roughly 5,000 drive-ins operating across the United States and Canada. According to, currently there are about 365 drive-ins remaining in the United States and 55 in Canada. From Metro Editorial Services.

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

Hugoton Middle School Students of the Month for March are, left to right: eighth graders Sarai Chavez and Zackary Wells and seventh

Financial Advisor

graders Mitchell Hamlin and Jaysa Featherston. Photo courtesy of Morey Mecklenburg.


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DVD CLEANING April 1, 2013, the library began charging $1.00 for every DVD returned with scratches. We would like to thank our patrons for their diligence in protecting the library’s DVD collection. The number of DVDs requiring “repair” cleaning is down significantly. The library staff should continue to check each DVD before you receive it. (If they don’t, please remind them – they’re learning a new procedure as well!) If you have any questions about cleaning your player, contact Eunice or Stacey at the library. Thank you! PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT The photography exhibit will be available for viewing through April 30. Nine photographers ranging from beginner to professional are showing 52 photos with a wide variety of topics and using some fascinating techniques. Come in and see for yourself! SAFETY SIGN-IN The numbers of unaccompanied children coming to

Stephanie A Weeast, CFP®, AAMS®

the library after school have increased tremendously this year, and with the change of seasons, we are concerned about the safety of our afterschool crowd. Lost children, minor injuries and severe weather are all concerns with children who are without adult supervision. Because we never know when and where an emergency may occur, we are implementing a sign-in for every minor that comes to the library without a parent. Each child will log in at the front desk with their name and a phone number where a parent or guardian may be reached. Parents and/or guardians need to make sure that children know the full name and correct contact number for the adult to be called. If an issue arises, library staff can contact the parent or guardian and resolve the matter immediately. UPCOMING PROGRAMMING Thursday, April 11, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Janet Damon Author Visit and Book Signing.

Janet is the author of “Rising Above: Facing the Dragon of Neurofibromatosis”. The event will take place in the meeting room and promises to be an interesting discussion. Saturday, April 13, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. - Don’t Fool Yourself: Defensive Computing. This interactive class will help you protect your computer and yourself from malware, viruses, and hacking. Please contact the library if you plan to attend this class. Thursday, April 25, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. - EVERNOTE. Join us for an interactive class about free software that “makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the Web. Please contact the library if you plan to attend this class.

TEMPERATURE Call 844 Southwest Friends of the Arts Society presents

“A Little Off the Top” at

Memorial Hall Hugoton

April 12 & 13, 2013 6:30 pm Tickets $20.00 each sold at State Farm and Yardmaster

KDI’s filtering system consists of many pipes and welds.

n o i s s i m d A e Fre KDI’s COO Tim Gomez explains the operation of the milk plant to the participants who were

taking the tour Thursday afternoon.

April 22-25

Kansas Dairy Ingredients Continued from page 1 process is testing for antibiotics in the milk. If there is any trace of antibiotics in the load of milk, it will be rejected. The milk is then tested for bacteria. The processing of milk will take 20 hours each day. Then the plant will clean the process equipment and that will take an additional four hours. One truck load of milk is accepted every hour. Phase I will produce con-

centrated milk products that will go into various foods. Phase I-b will double the capacity of the milk plant that is now constructed. Phase Ib will need very little new construction for the expansion. Phase I-b will process two million pounds of milk daily. Eventually KDI hopes to construct additional capacity that would allow KDI to produce storable products. This would require an addi-

tional three million pounds of milk per day for this operation. Milk is 88% water. After the water is removed from the milk, the water is recycled and used for cleanup of the plant equipment. More dairy farms will be needed to furnish the needed milk. Hugoton is very fortunate to have this industry come to this area.

Hugoton Middle School Auditorium 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Monday-Thursday Childcare provided for ages 0-3 years More information call Renee Beesley


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COMPLETE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES • Including Family and Marriage Counseling •

Southwest Guidance Center Call 624-8171 for an appointment

Personal Property Estate Auction Saturday, April 27, 2013 10:00 a.m. CT Location: Stevens County Fairgrounds 4-H Bldg. TOP QUALITY GLASSWARE-ANTIQUES-COLLECTIBLESCAMPAIGN BUTTONS-FUIRNITUE-& MUICH MORE! Estate of W. J. (Bill) Light Flyer & Pics Visit call Michelle Canny (620) 353-8344 “U Bet, We Can!”

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Elliot - Sisseck Laura and Edwin Elliot of Hugoton would like to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Meagan to Tyler Sisseck, son of Debra and Allen Sisseck of Hugoton. A June 1, 2013, wedding is planned. Meagan is to graduate from SCCC/ATS from their nursing program. Tyler is an animal control officer in Liberal. Both are from Hugoton. Megan’s grandparents are Larry and Darlene Meier of Liberal, the late Gwen Meier, Vernon Elliot of Sublette, and Jerry Elliot of Hutchinson. Grandparents of Tyler are Robert and Brenda Sisseck of Moundville, Mo., Barbra Pruitt of Nevada, Mo. and the late William Pruitt.

Citizens State Bank 601 S. Main - Hugoton

PAUL'S FUNERAL HOME David & Brandy Robson

314 S. Van Buren 544-4122

You are invited to come worship with family and friends at Pioneer Manor April 14 Hillbilly Band

Pyramid Agency, Inc. 521 S. Main - Hugoton

April 21 Church of God Faith Publishing LLC 522 S. Main 620-544-4321

AGAPE CHURCH OF HUGOTON 409 East Ninth, Hugoton 453-2711 Pastor Bob Rich Sunday – 10:30 a.m.

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

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

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

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

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 520 E. First 544-2125 Sacrament - 9:00 a.m. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Priesthood - 11:00 a.m.

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What do you do with your unused prescription pills and over - the - counter medications? Do you throw them away? Flush them down the toilet? Simply leave them in your cabinet for a rainy day? Doing any of the above can provoke tragic consequences including enabling the drugs to get into the wrong hands or find their way into drinking water and irrigation supplies. That’s why it’s crucial to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, veterinary medications and nutritional supplements. According to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, one-quarter of first-time illegal drug users, 12 years and older, began by using prescription drugs nonmedically. Prescription drugs are abused far more frequently than illicit drugs for one simple reason: they can be found in almost every home, free for the taking. What’s more, drug overdose deaths, mostly related to addictive painkillers, rose for the eleventh straight year in 2010, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And while it sounds quick and easy to flush pills down the toilet or throw them in the wastebasket, this method can be harmful to the environment and to people’s health. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, nearly 80 percent

of recently tested rivers contained traces of pharmaceuticals, including antibiotics, steroids, hormones and contraceptives. So how can the average person go from being part of the problem to being part of the solution? Begin by examining every prescription you bring into your home. Ask your doctor to ensure he or she is prescribing in the amount you will use. Consider locking your medicine cabinet or moving prescriptions to a secure location, safe from the unwelcome explorations of children or intruders. Remove any leftover drugs from your home promptly and dispose of them in a way that has as little environmental impact as possible. If you think you may have unwanted prescription pills in your cabinet, take the time to collect them for the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Drug Take-Back Day April 27, 2013 in the lobby of the SCLEC (Stevens County Law Enforcement Center) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. More information about responsible medication disposal can be found at www.Covan Take a positive step forward in ensuring your community is safer and cleaner. This article was submitted by StatePoint Media.

The Hermes has lots Look who’s new and lots of old papers Jones family welcomes Elizabeth Lea for packing, painting, artwork, gardens, kennels --WHAT EVER!! Pickup what you need at 522 S Main Jeremie and Laura Jones would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Lea, born March 25, 2013. She weighed in at eight pounds, ten ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Alan and Brenda Osborn from Richfield. The maternal great grandparents are Ellen Munro of Hooker, Ok., and the late Bill Munro and Willey Osborn of Elkhart and the late Charlene Koksol. Paternal grandparents are Rodger and Judy Wellinghoff of Hugoton. Paternal great grandparents are the late Edd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Richfield United Methodist Church celebrates 125 years with activities April 20 and 21.

Richfield UMC to celebrate 125 years since dedication Richfield United Methodist Church will celebrate the one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of its dedication Saturday, April 20. If you’d like to reminisce about days gone by, former pastors will be in attendance from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Delicious cake and ice cream will be available during this time of fellowship. Then, there will be a basket meal at 5:00 p.m. Food will be provided, and guests are asked to bring a salad or dessert. A concert by the Moscow Baptist Hillbilly Gospel Praise

Band will follow at 7:00 p.m. The concert will have a freewill offering. April 21 there will be a combined worship service for Rolla and Richfield Churches in celebration beginning at 10:00 a.m. Kendal Utt, District Superintendent, will bring the message. A carry-in dinner will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall. You are asked to bring a dessert to share. Everyone is invited to help commemorate this momentous occasion and enjoy food and fellowship!

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FFA Banquet Continued from page 1 Goode with an Agribusiness SAE, are in competition for the State Star Award in their respective SAE areas. They had previously won the Southwest District Awards.

The top candidate of each SAE area at the District Level is selected to compete at the State level and will go through an in-depth interview process the first week of

Megan and Nathan Meile and Diana and Shannon Crawford are honored at the annual FFA Banquet Saturday night.

May and be videoed for the making of the “Stars Over Kansas” movie which is produced annually by the Kansas Farm Bureau. Only a total of seven candidates in each area are selected for the State Competition. Les McNally, FFA Advisor commented regarding Josie and Nic, “To be selected to compete for the State Star Award means they are the cream of the crop this year. The competition will be very tough and the interview process has them a little nervous, but they will do fine.” FFA members were honored for having successful SAEs. Josie Mueller has a Production SAE involving her successful cow/calf operation. Nic Goode has an Agribusiness SAE with a lawn care business. Karessa Nordyke has a Placement SAE in Homestead Improve-

ment. Trevor Crane has a Placement SAE working in Food Processing. Jeff Mueller has a Placement SAE working for a Cattle/Crops operation. Logan Brecheisen’s Production SAE is with a Sheep Flock. Austin Mills’ Placement SAE is working for a cattle operation. Mitchell Shelton has a Placement SAE working for a Crop Service business. Lance Sandoval has a Placement SAE working in Crop Production. According to Les McNally, FFA Advisor, “This is an outstanding group. It is really great to see what they have accomplished and they have set the bar really high for the upcoming members to match. Our Alumni Group’s support has made a positive difference for all of our FFA members. I am so thankful for everyone involved.”

Musgrove Insurance is presented with Premier Partner Award Safeco Insurance has recognized Musgrove Insurance of Hugoton with a Premier Partner award for performance and partnership. Fewer

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Record number of concealed carry permit applications for third consecutive month For the third consecutive month, a record number of Kansans applied for permits to carry concealed handguns, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced. Schmidt said his office received 4,072 applications for concealed carry permits during March, which is a new single-month record. The previous record was set in February, when 3,573 permit

applications were received. In the first quarter of 2013, 10,812 new concealed carry applications were submitted to the Kansas Attorney General’s office. There are currently 53,272 active concealed carry licensees in Kansas. Schmidt’s office administers the concealed carry licensing program.

“Inclusion in the Safeco Premier Partner Program is reserved for only our very best agencies,” said Matthew Nickerson, president of Safeco Insurance. “The commitment and high achievement of these top performers have earned them access to special resources and programs that support their ability to better serve their customers and grow their agencies.” “We are honored to be recognized by Safeco as a Safeco Premier Partner,” said Brad Musgrove, agency owner of Musgrove Insurance. “We

make it a priority at Musgrove Insurance to deliver superior-quality service and the trusted advice that our customers want.” Working to make successful partnerships with Brad is Deleta Hoskinson, personal lines, and Kim Chamberlain, commercial lines. The trio have teamed together for the past 24 years to bring insurance and financial products to the area, along with topnotch service and education. For more information about Safeco Insurance, go to

Annette Sosa congratulates these four FFA members for achieving a 4.0 GPA this year. Pictured from the left are Karessa Nordyke, Austin Nordyke, Jackie Garcia and Austin Mills.

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garden tips presented by Rhonda Haar from Elkhart. Vivian Warner of Elkhart was presented with a scholarship to help with educational expenses. New member, Cheyenne Fitz-Roy, was initiated. A business meeting followed concerning fund raising opportunities.

VA Mobil Office will be at courthouse this Friday The Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Mobile Office will be located at the Stevens County Courthouse parking lot Friday, April 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to assist eligible Veterans and family members in obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Such benefits might include service-connected disability compensation, improved pension benefits, death pensions, VA health care benefits, educa-

tion benefits, vocational rehabilitation and much more. The office will be staffed by an accredited Veteran service representative trained to provide information and assistance to Veterans and family members. Please stop by to discuss your potential benefits from the VA. You may contact the VA at 785-2208900 if you have any questions. Submitted by the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs.

tion,” said Devine. “Your filing status is used to determine your filing requirements, standard deduction, eligibility for certain credits, and your correct tax.” About 80 percent of tax returns are e-filed so the software does the math, helps taxpayers avoid mistakes and claim all the credits they are eligible for. But Devine said as many as one in five eligible workers don’t claim the Earned Income Tax Credit that can be worth as much as $5,891 for 2012. The IRS says anyone preparing a paper return should review all arithmetic for accuracy, clearly print all information, attach a copy of Form W-2 from each employer and all other necessary schedules. Before putting a paper return in an

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April 15 is 2012 tax return deadline April 15 is the deadline to file your 2012 tax return and the IRS says if you haven't filed yet, take your time because a mistake may delay your refund. According to the IRS, the most common errors on tax returns are names and Social Security numbers that don’t match. “If you changed your name, tell the Social Security Administration before you file your tax return,” said IRS spokesman Michael Devine. “And parents need to obtain Social Security numbers for children in order to claim tax exemptions for them.” The next most common mistakes are math errors and using the wrong filing status. “Make sure you choose which of the five filing statuses best fits your situa-

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Sorority enjoys soup and salad meal The Beta Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International met Monday, April 1 at the Hugoton High School Library. Hostesses for the meeting were Annette Sosa, Winnie Hagenah and Eileen Gillespie. The group enjoyed a soup, salad and cheesecake meal, followed by spring yard and

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envelope, make sure to sign and date it. Use the correct mailing address from the tax form instructions and make sure there enough postage. “If you’re married, both spouses must sign a joint return,” said Devine. “An unsigned tax return is like an unsigned check – it’s invalid.” Direct deposit will get your refund in your bank faster, but double check the financial institution routing and account numbers or it may be returned to the IRS. Story submitted by Michael T. Devine Media Relations Office IRS.


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Golf team competes in first tournament of season at Willow Tree Thursday, April 4, the varsity golf team traveled to Liberal to play at the Willow Tree golf course. With beautiful weather and perfect playing conditions, the team participated in their first tournament of the season. Lawson Fiss, Kolton Decker, A.J. Scott, Logan Brecheisen, Rance Ralstin and Matt Nash comprised the varsity team. The team came out strong despite an entire season of little to no playing time. Fiss and Decker came out very strong at the first six holes but the momentum was lost afterwards. “The rust of a season off began to show,” said Coach Rex Evans. Decker had the lowest

score of the Hugoton team with an 89 followed by Fiss, Ralstin and Nash all coming in close behind with 94 and 95 scores. Scott was fourth with an ending score of 99 followed with a 107 by Brecheisen. “Logan just couldn’t find his stride due to some slow play by competitors and that affected his game,” added Evans. Hugoton placed fifth out of eight teams. “I saw a lot of bright spots and these scores do not accurately reflect on the talent of this team. I am excited for the rest of the season and only expect these guys to lead us all year,” concluded Evans.

A.J. Scott lines up the ball at a recent golf tournament. He ended the tournament in fourth place with a score of 99.

Maverick Mills slides into second base at the Eagles versus Goodland Cowboys baseball game Thursday. The Hugoton Eagles team scored nine runs and limited the visiting Cowboys to eight. The 6-0 Eagles will travel to Colby Friday. The Eagles go into the Great West match with a 4-0 record.

Chase Hittle rounds the track carrying the baton at the Liberal meet last week.

Elizabeth Tinoco is ready for the pitch during a recent varsity softball game. The Eagles lost to the Goodland Cowboys 4-13 and 2-17.

Keeley Hittle clears the hurdles in a recent track meet at Liberal.

Sports by Reece McDaniels Jackie Garcia tries to pass her opponent at a recent track meet in Liberal.

HMS track team results from Holcomb Fisher Hewitt displays his talent easily clearing the hurdles in a track meet at Liberal.

Sports Schedule Thursday, April 11 Middle School Track at Dodge City; 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 High School Track at Elkhart; 3:00 p.m. V/JV Baseball at Colby; 4:00 p.m. V/JV Softball vs. Colby at Home; 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 15 High School Golf at Buffalo Dunes; 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 16 High School Track at Scott City; 9:30 a.m.

JV Boys Golf at Syracuse; 3:00 p.m. V Boys Golf at Southwestern Heights; 3:00 p.m. V/JV Baseball vs. Holcomb at Home; 4:00 p.m. V/JV Softball at Holcomb; 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 18 JV Boys Golf at Elkhart; 3:00 p.m. V/JV Baseball at Elkhart; 4:00 p.m. V/JV Softball vs. Elkhart at Home; 4:00 p.m.

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The Hugoton Middle School track team traveled to Holcomb for a meet Thursday, April 4. They placed the top five people in individual races. Seventh Girls 100 1 Dallie Hoskinson 13.65 3 Laney Hoskinson 14.11 4 Brooklyn Harper 14.29 Eighth Grade girls 100 4 Ismerai Guzman 14.55 Seventh Girls 200 1 Laney Hoskinson 29.47 4 Brooklyn Harper 30.94 5 Madison Shuck 31.04 Eighth Grade Girls 200 2 Ismerai Guzman 31.05 3 Wendy Vela 31.56 5 Melissa Fabela 32.21 Seventh Girls 400 2 Caitlin Lewis 1:16 3 Deana Guerrero 1:21 Seventh Girls 800 1 Dallie Hoskinson 2:52 2 Caitlin Lewis 3:13 Eighth Girls 800 1 Hannah Rodriguez 3:02 3 Marisol Don Juan 3:10 4 Yaczeny Gastelum 3:10 Eighth Girls Mile 1 Katy Heger 6:15 Girls 2 mile 1 Marisol Don Juan 16:06 Seventh Girls 100 Hurdles 2 Caitlin Lewis 21.81 Seventh Girls 4x100 1 Girls 57.11 Eighth Girls 4x100 1 Girls 58.47 Seventh Girls 4x200 1 Girls 2:03 Eighth Grade Girls 4x200 2 Girls 2:09 Seventh Girls 4x400 2 Girls 5:16 Eighth Girls 4x400 2 Girls 5:29 Eighth Girls 4x800 1 Girls 11:49 Eighth Girls high jump 1 Brecklyn Stump 4-0 Seventh Grade Girls Shot put 2 Lupe Lopez 23-11 5 Adyson Gooch 20-04

Eighth Girls Shot put 5 Martha Rubio 25-07 Seventh Girls Discus 1 Lupe Lopez 58-11 5 Britta Beesley 47-07 Eighth Girls Discus 5 Martha Rubio 55-02 Seventh Girls Long Jump 5 Deana Guerrero 11-0 Eighth Girls Long Jump 3 Melissa Fabela 12-07 4 Zeida Betance 12-06 Seventh Girls Triple Jump 1 Trinity McPhillips 23-09 2 Madison Shuck 22-03 Eighth Girls Triple Jump 1 Melissa Fabela 28-11 2 Zeida Betance 27-04 3 Brecklyn Stump 27-02 Seventh Boys 100 4 Mitchell Hamlin 12.82 5 Nick Mahan 12.87 Eighth Boys 100 1 Jack Stalcup 11.09 Seventh Boys 200 4 Ismael Urquidi 27.54 Eighth Boys 200 3 Jack Stalcup 25.31 5 Ben Cabrera 25.78 Seventh Boys 400 1 Jahaziel Garcia 59.83 Eighth Boys 400 2 Pedro Ordonez 58.64 4 Oscar Rubio 1:02 Seventh Boys 800 1 Jahaziel Garcia 2:30 5 Rickey Burrows 2:45 Eighth Boys 800 1 Moses Carillo 2:42 2 Hunter Dale 2:50 Seventh Boys Mile 1 Isaac Sanchez 5:44 4 Ivan Villa 6:01 Eighth Boys Mile 1 Eddie Marquez 5:25 4 Miguel Martinez 5:51 Boys 2 mile 2 Miguel Martinez 12:07 Seventh Boys 100 Hurdles 2 Nick Mahan 18.10 5 Padan Cornelsen 20.16 Seventh Boys 200 Hurdles 1 Nick Mahan 31.27 4 Padan Cornelsen 34.3 Seventh Boys 4x100 1 Boys 52.42

Eighth Boys 4x100 1 Boys 49.64 Seventh Boys 4x400 1 Boys 4:18 Eighth Boys 4x400 1 Boys 4:01 Seventh Boys 4x800 1 Boys 10:28 Eighth Boys 4x800 1 Boys 9:40 Sebenth Boys High Jump 3 Mitchell Hamlin 4-06 Eighth Boys High Jump 1 Tony Kinser 5-08 4 Trace Peterson 4-06 Boys Long Jump 3 Jack Stalcup 16-06 4 Eddie Marquez 16-05 5 Nathan Leininger 15-01 Seventh Boys Shot put 1 Marcos Baeza 28-09

Eighth Boys Shot Put 1 Zack Leininger 41-09 4 Moses Carillo 32-08 5 Landan Hickey 32-0 Seventh Boys Discus 1 Marcos Baeza 83-04 2 Angel Quezada 83-02 4 Rodrigo Sanchez 61-06 Boys Discus 4 Landan Hickey 93-02 Seventh Boys Long Jump 2 Nathan Leininger 15-0 Eighth Boys Long Jump 4 Eddie Marquez 17-0 Seventh Boys Triple Jump 2 Nathan Leininger 31-09 4 Ivan Villa 30-0 Boys Triple Jump 3 Valentino Degollado 33-10 4 Tony Kinser 33-04

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Sharon Benell is speaker at Aglow Fellowship this weekend Sharon Benell of Hedrick, Ia., is returning to Hugoton to speak at the Aglow Fellowship this weekend, accompanied by her husband Gary. Sharon has ministered throughout the United States and in many other countries. She comes to Hugoton as an Exhorter, speaking by Holy Spirit things that inspire others in what God has called them to do. She is a well-known Psalmist frequently blessing listeners as well as the Lord with her songs of praise. Thursday, April 11, Aglow begins at 7:00 p.m. with coffee and fellowship at the Senior Activity Center and follows with Sharon speaking at 7:30 p.m. Sharon will also be speaking at Lighthouse Fellowship, 424 South Jackson, through the weekend. Her schedule is as follows: Friday, April 12 – Bible Study – 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 13 – School of Ministry – 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 14 – Preaching – 10:30 a.m. During School of Ministry Sharon will talk about God’s desire for you to live differently from the world. God’s financial system transcends the national economy, the stock market and any company’s layoff plan. He wants you and your family to take advantage of it...not just for personal blessing, but for the advancement of His kingdom! Whether you’re facing turmoil or just wanting to live life debt free, come listen to this lifesaving message. All services are for men and women and children are welcome.

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Cloverleaf Cowboys listen to project talks The meeting of the Cloverleaf Cowboys was called to order by Sarah Johnson, president, March 25, 2013, at the 4-H building. Flag salute and 4-H pledge were led by Lacey Brecheisen, Kenzie Hagman, and Carson Gilmore. Roll call was answered by "What is your favorite 4-H project?". Devotions were given by Claire Clark. There was no old business. In new business the club was reminded the Cloverleaf Cowboys had to work the concession stand at the Kiwanis Sale. Emma French moved the club pay Keri Clark for buying the club T-Shirts.

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Montana Beesley seconded the motion and motion passed. Montana Beesley moved the club serve at "The High Tea" April 6. Emma French seconded it. Motion passed to have Keri Clark send an email to the Cloverleaf Cowboys members as a reminder of the event. Project talks were given by Vivian Titus on "How to Make a Bag," Kynna Crawford on "How to Make a Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake and Ice it" and Claire Clark on "Tips on How to Have a Perfect Photo Entry.” Montana Beesley gave a talk about the "Top Ten Best Dog Breeds," Sydney Beesley about "Parts

of the Horse Head", Claudia Clark about "Setting the Table for a Family Meal" and the Brecheisen family about "Goats and Sheep." Megan Newlon and Ashlyn Schechter led the song. They led the group in singing "Row Your Boat." Audrey and Carson Gilmore led recreation. The club played "Toss the Egg" with hard boiled eggs. The motto was led by Madison Holt. It was moved and seconded the meeting be adjourned. The Clark and the Beard families provided snacks and drinks. By Claire Clark, Cloverleaf Cowboys Reporter.

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Container Gardening It feels like Spring weather has finally arrived. This is the one time each year when I am motivated to dig in the dirt, clean out old plants, and put in new. The urge doesn’t last long, so I tend to jump in right away. Next week Tuesday, April 16, the "Knowledge at Noon" program topic is Container Gardening. This is a great way, especially in our area, to grow some small garden plants, herbs or flowers, and keep them alive in our hot dry summer. With proper containers, soils and plants, this method uses space effectively and limits the necessary amount of water, since you are watering small areas instead of a whole garden. Here is a small sample of the information I will be sharing at my program next week. Choosing a Container Anything that holds soil and has drainage holes in the bottom may be transformed into a container garden for terrestrial plants. Consider eye appeal, convenience, and cost, when choosing a container. Also think about how easy it will be keep the plants healthy. For vibrant plant growth, the containers must provide adequate space for roots and soil media, allowing the plant to thrive. Use containers of vigorous plants to: provide focal points; create privacy; screen objectionable views; accent the landscape; or grow tasty herbs, fruits and vegetables. Remember that the materials, size or color of the container can result in fluctuating soil temperatures. In metal containers temperatures fluctuate more than in non-metal ones. Dark colors absorb more heat than light-

colored ones. Fluctuating temperatures are also a problem with small pots. These are bigger problems in direct sun than in shade. Dark-colored containers exposed to the intense summer sun can get hot. That heat transfers to the soil. If it gets too warm, roots are damaged and the potting media will dry out very quickly. If fluctuating temperatures are a concern, protect the roots from extremes of heat and cold by lining the pot with foam or another kind of waterproof insulation. Drainage Is Critical to Plant Health A hole at the bottom of the container is critical. It allows water in the soil to drain freely so adequate air is available for the roots. While various kinds of plants have differing drainage needs, few can tolerate sitting in stagnant water. Healthy roots mean healthier plants. So be sure there are holes for drainage. Wet soils favor root rot, because they leave little space for air to get to the roots. Plants rarely recover from root rot. Shoreline plants love wet soil, so if the pot does not drain, consider using those. If a pot does not come with a hole in it, figure out a way to make a hole. One way is to drill one. Some decorative resin or plastic pots have prepunched holes at the bottom for easy removal. Generally, very little soil falls through the holes. To keep soil from falling through large drainage holes some folks use a coffee filter paper over them, though this is not necessary. Small holes in the bottom of the pot allow the water to drain out and very little soil media is lost.

Sometimes a plant is already planted in a pot with no drainage at all. The best solution in this case is to take it to a sink, water it, then after a few minutes turn it on its side for a minute or two to let excess water drain out. Skip using gravel in the bottom of individual pots or pot liners. It is a myth that a layer of gravel beneath the soil improves container drainage. Instead of extra water draining immediately

into the gravel, the water “perches”, or rests in the soil just above the gravel until no air space is left. Once all the available soil air space fills up, then excess water drains into the gravel below. So gravel in the bottom does very little to keep the soil above it from being saturated by overwatering. Remember to attend our noon meeting next Tuesday, April 16, for more on this fun topic.

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STEVENS COUNTY Activity Center - 544-2283 Nutrition Center - 544-8041 ~ Barbara Beeks ~ A beautiful weekend and now this Monday morning a little moisture falling. Thank Heaven. Maybe it will last a long time. A busy week ahead. Today is the third session on improving your memory. Very informative. Tuesday is board meeting at 9:30 a.m. Bridge a couple times. Then Sew All Day Saturday and dance Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m. Craig Stevens will be here to play for us. We had a very nice Senior Social Saturday evening. Great food and then the Hillbilly Band provided super en-

tertainment for us. Everyone enjoyed the evening. Have a good week. Menu Apr. 11........Chicken & Noodles Apr. 12 ...............................Chili Apr. 15 ..........Polish Sausage & .....................................Kraut Apr. 16 ......Oven Fried Chicken Apr. 17................................Fish Apr. 18 .......................Pork Loin Activities Schedule Thursday, April 11 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bridge......................................... Aglow..........................7:00 p.m. Friday, April 12 Exercise....................10:30 a.m.

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Governor proclaims April Safe Digging Month Governor Sam Brownback issued a proclamation declaring the month of April as "Safe Digging Month" in Kansas. The proclamation, in concurrence with National Safe Digging Month, reminds Kansans to call 811 before starting any outdoor digging projects. "We join Governor Brownback in strongly encouraging individuals and companies to call 811 before they begin digging," said KCC Chairman Mark Sievers. "Locating underground lines is a shared responsibility, critical to your safety and to the integrity of our underground utility system. Enjoy the upcoming weather, but know what's below." The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC), Kansas One-Call, the Kansas Pipeline Association, the Common Ground Alliance, and Governor Brownback are encouraging excavators and homeowners to call 811 be-

fore they begin digging projects to prevent injuries, property damage, and inconvenient outages. A utility line is damaged by digging once every eight minutes nationwide, and one-third of those incidents are caused by failure of the professional excavator or homeowner to call 811 before digging. When dialing 811, callers are connected to Kansas One-Call, which notifies the appropriate utility companies of the intent to dig. Calls are taken 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Requests can also be entered at Excavators and homeowners are required to make a request at least two working days in advance of beginning a digging project. Professional locators are then sent to the requested digging site to mark the approximate locations of underground lines with flags or spray paint. Once lines have been accu-

rately marked, digging can begin. Striking a single line can result in injury, repair costs, fines, and inconvenient outages. Every digging project, no matter how large or small, requires a call to 811. The depth of utility lines varies, and there may be multiple lines in a common area. Some utility lines are buried only a few inches below the surface, making them easy to strike during shallow digging projects. Installing a mailbox, landscaping, putting in a fence, and building a deck are all examples of digging projects that necessitate a call to 811 before starting. Learn more about 811 and Safe Digging Month by visiting: More information about Kansas One-Call is available at: Submitted by the office of Governor Sam Brownback.

CDC releases statistics regarding driver distractions Distracted driving can be very dangerous. Diverting one's attention from the road for mere seconds can have serious, and potentially fatal, consequences. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found distracted driving kills more than 15 people each day while injuring more than 1,200. Any activity that takes attention away from driving is considered a distraction. These include taking your hands off the wheel, daydreaming or engaging in any behavior that takes your eyes off of the road. Certain activities are known distractions, and understanding which habits can be dangerous and making strides to correct behaviors can help save lives, prevent injuries and reduce accident-related expenses. A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute indicates 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes in the United States involve some form of driver distraction. This distraction took place a mere three seconds before the vehicle crash. An Allstate Canada marketing survey of 1,605 Canadian adults conducted between July 26 and July 28 found that, although the vast majority of Canadians thinks driving while distracted is unacceptable, nearly three out of four Canadian drivers admits to engaging in a behavior that is considered a distraction. That is perhaps in part because drivers are not aware just how distracting some the

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following behaviors truly are. Using mobile phones Leading the list of the top distractions behind the wheel are mobile phones. Phones now do more than just place calls, and drivers often cannot pull away from their phones, even when driving. According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, studies have shown that driving performance is lowered and the level of distraction is higher for drivers who are heavily engaged in cell phone conversations. The use of a hands-free device does not lower distraction levels. The percentage of vehicle crashes and near-crashes attributed to dialing is nearly identical to the number associated with talking or listening. Accident rates have increased thanks to texting, which involves a person taking his or her hands and eyes off of the road. A 2009 study by Car and Driver magazine compared the dangers of texting while driving to the effects of driving drunk to see which would be more dangerous under the same conditions. Measuring the time it takes to brake after being alerted by a red light to stop, the reaction time was recorded when the driver was legally drunk, reading an email and sending a text. Texting easily elicited the slowest response time. Ironically, in January 2011, Texas man Chance Bothe drove off of a cliff after texting that he had to stop texting or risk dying in a car accident. Bothe survived but sustained significant injuries and had to be revived from death three times. Moving Objects Whether there's a pet bouncing in the front seat or children being boisterous in the back, passengers and items moving around the car are significant distractions. Turning around to look at the kids or to reach for a ball that may be rolling around on the

floor of the car can take a person's eyes off the road. If something really is important and needs to be addressed, it is much safer to pull over and take care of it before getting back on the road. Daydreaming Many people will admit to daydreaming behind the wheel or looking at a person or object outside of the car for too long. Perhaps they're checking out a house in a new neighborhood or thought they saw someone they knew on the street corner. It can be easy to veer into the direction your eyes are focused, causing an accident. In addition to trying to stay focused on the road, some drivers prefer the help of lane departure warning systems. Eating Those who haven't quite mastered walking and chewing gum at the same time may want to avoid eating while driving. The majority of foods require a person's hands to be taken off of the wheel and their eyes to be diverted from the road. Reaching in the back seat to share some French fries with the kids is also distracting. Try to eat meals before getting in the car. For those who must snack while en route, take a moment to pull over at a rest area and spend 10 minutes snacking there before resuming the trip. Reading Glancing at an advertisement, updating a Facebook status or reading a book are all activities that should be avoided when driving. Even pouring over a traffic map or consulting the digital display of a GPS system can be distracting. When driving, attention should be placed on the task of safely getting from point A to point B. All other activities taking place in the vehicle are distractions that can end up risking a person's life. From Metro Editorial Services.

Stevens County Economic Development Director Neal Gillespie hands Rick Wolters a check for $3,500 for the Housing Incentive. EcoDevo had set aside $25,000 as a Housing Incentive to

new home builders that use Stevens County businesses to build or set the house. This leaves $12,699.17 remaining in the Housing Incentive account.

Stay safe while spring cleaning Cleaning your home from top to bottom this spring? Do so with care. From falls off ladders to muscle pain, heavy-duty chores can be hazardous to your health and wellness if you’re not careful. So before you roll up your sleeves and get into the thick of it, take a moment to review some essential safety precautions: Avoid Outdoor Mishaps When mowing the lawn, wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Clear your lawn of stones, toys and other potentially hazardous debris before you begin, to prevent flying objects. Keep children away from your yard while you’re mowing. Reduce the risk of a ladder fall by always using a stable ladder. Be sure to use the correct height ladder for the job and follow all weight restrictions. Only set ladders on level surfaces. Pay close attention to what you’re doing and climb up and down the ladder slowly and deliberately. Treat Muscles Right From lawn work to scrubbing floors, unusual repetitious motions can really take a toll, resulting in muscle pain or bruising. Treat your spring clean like a workout and stretch your major muscle groups before you get started. When lifting those boxes in your basement and any other objects with heft, bend at the knees to avoid throwing your back out. If a chore is causing you pain, stop what you’re

doing. “Start out slowly to avoid placing a sudden demand on your muscles that are not used to this activity,” says Anne Meyer, MD who focuses on sports rehabilitation medicine. If you feel stiff or sore after a long day of reaching, bending and lifting, Dr. Meyer recommends minimizing physical activity, elevating an injured arm or leg, and treating the first sign of muscle pain by applying a quick absorbing topical muscle pain reliever. Remember to take frequent breaks. And end your long day with a relaxing bath. Clean Safely Cleaning products can be

extremely stringent, causing irritation to your eyes, nose and throat. If opting for natural alternatives, such as vinegar or lemons is not an option, use the harsher stuff with care. Open all windows when using harsh cleaning products, especially ammonia. Wear gloves and consider protecting your nose and mouth with a surgical mask. Place products out of reach when you’re not using them if you have pets or small children. By following a few safety measures, you can make your spring clean a rejuvenating experience. Submitted by StatePoint Media.

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SCH Lab Director selected for achievement award Agapito B. “Boyet” Tablate, MT, has been selected by the AMT Board of Directors to receive the AMT Distinguished Achievement Award for 2012. The award will be presented July 10, during the Seventyfifth Annual Meeting and Educational Program in Pittsburgh, Pa. Boyet has been the Lab Director at the Stevens County Hospital for the past five years under the guidance of consulting pathologist, Dr. Hubert Peterson. Boyet lives in Liberal.

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544-2261 USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. NRCS Announces Second Sign Up for Lesser PrairieChicken Initiative Eric B. Banks, State Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for Kansas, announced that applications for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative (LPCI) will again be accepted through April 19, 2013. This second sign up, according to Banks, gives producers another opportunity to improve the Lesser Prairie-Chicken (LEPC) habitat while promoting the overall health of grazing lands and the long-term sustaninability of Kansas ranching opportunities. Another option that may be available to Kansas producers is for expired or expiring Conservation Reserve Program acres to be maintained in permanent cover and used

Crappie tourney is scheduled It’s an angler’s dream: spend the day crappie fishing, compete with other anglers and help a good cause. The Special Olympics Kansas (SOK) will host a crappie tournament Saturday, April 20. The event will take place at Clinton Reservoir near Lawrence and is open to all anglers. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the SOK, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering intellectually disabled individuals through sports training and athletic competition. Participants can compete individually or in two-angler teams and will weigh in their ten biggest crappie. Prizes will be awarded to the top anglers, as well as for the largest crappie caught. Participants sign-in from 5:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. and the tournament will run 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. A pre-registration fee is charged per team and due by April 12, or teams can pay the morning of the event. The tournament is open only to boat anglers. For more information and to obtain a tournament registration form, waiver, and complete list of rules, visit, or contact Kim Brice at (785) 4240830 or

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Foliar Nitrogen Fertilizer Products for Wheat Various foliar nitrogen (N) fertilizer products are sometimes promoted as an option for spring fertilization of wheat. These products range in analysis and can include straight nitrogen products or mixtures of N plus other macro and micro nutrients. The straight nitrogen products will typically have an analysis similar to traditional liquid N fertilizers, such as 25 to 30 percent N. One of the main differences between traditional UAN and the foliar products is that a certain percentage of the N in the foliar fertilizers is commonly in some type of slow-release form. As a result, these specialty products are generally safer for application directly to the foliage in later stages of growth and result in less leaf burn than traditional UAN products. K-State has tested many different types of foliar N fertilizer products over the years. Foliar N fertilizer products are just as effective as traditional N fertilizers on a pound-for-pound basis, but they are not more effective than traditional N fertilizers. They can be applied in a broadcast spray application at later growth stages of wheat growth than traditional N fertilizer products without damaging the wheat. One of the reasons the foliar products have not been found to be more effective than traditional soil application is that only a small portion of the N applied as a foliar application to wheat actually moves into the plant through the leaf tissue. An excellent study done in Canada a few years ago found that when care was taken to prevent foliar applied N from reaching the soil, only 8-12% of the applied N was recovered by the plant, compared to 35 to 70% of soil applied N being taken up by the plant. Thus it is very likely that many foliar applied fertilizers are actually taken up through the roots once they wash off the plant. At the normal topdress time (prior to jointing), producers should simply compare a foliar product to a traditional N fertilizer product based on the cost of a pound of N per acre to determine which product gives the best value. Invariably, the foliar products will be higher in terms of cost-per-pound-of-N than the traditional N fertilizers. In unusual situations (well after jointing or when trying to increase protein levels), the foliar N products would have some premium value since traditional N products would have the potential to burn the foliage if apArea Northeast Southeast

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plied in a broadcast spray application. To reduce the potential for leaf burn, there are alternative ways to apply traditional liquid N sources other than the standard spray nozzle. Streamer bars, a 10- to 15-inch long plastic bar which can be used with traditional spray booms in place of the nozzle, provide a solid stream of liquid fertilizer spaced every 5-6 inches. These streams of liquid greatly reduce foliar burn as compared to complete foliage coverage with standard flat fan spray nozzle. Broadcast granular urea also produces limited leaf burn as compared to sprayed UAN. The bottom line is, foliar N products can be used for later applications, but the limited amounts of N which can be applied based on the labels of many of these foliar products limits their use in situations where large amounts of N are needed. By Dave Mengel, Soil Fertility Specialist. Corn Seeding Rate Recommendations The optimal corn population for any situation will depend on the anticipated environment and how the hybrid responds to that environment. Producers can look back to their corn crop from the previous growing season, or wait until the current growing season is nearly complete, and evaluate whether the population they used was adequate. Individual hybrids can respond differently, but the following guidelines may help in deciding if current seeding rates need to be adjusted. If more than about 5% of the plants are barren or if most ears have fewer than 350 kernels per ear, the population may be too high. If there are consistently more than 500 kernels per ear or if most plants have a second ear contributing significantly to grain yield, the population may be too low. Of course the growing conditions will influence ear number and ear size as well, so it is important to factor in the growing conditions for that season when interpreting these plant responses. Don’t be too concerned if a half-inch or so of the ear tip has no kernels. If kernels have formed to the tip of the ear, there may have been room in that field for more plants contributing to grain yield. Again, "tipping back" will vary with individual hybrids and with growing conditions. Potential ear size is set well before silking and the actual final number of kernels is not determined until after pollination and early grain fill.

Always keep the long-term weather conditions in mind. The drought that affected much of Kansas in 2011 and 2012 made almost any population too high for the available moisture in some areas. Although it’s not a good idea to make significant changes to seeding rates based only on what happened recently, it is worthwhile taking into consideration how much moisture there is in the soil profile and the long-term forecasts for the upcoming growing season. Making a decision on whether to keep seeding rates at your usual level or cutting back somewhat this year if the soil profile is drier than normal is a little like the famous line in the movie Dirty Harry: “How lucky do you feel?” If you think weather conditions will be more favorable for corn this year than the past two years, stay about in the middle to upper part of the range of seeding rates in the table below. If you do not think growing conditions will improve enough to make up for dry subsoils, you might want to consider going toward the lower end of the range of recommended seeding rates, with the caveat that if growing conditions improve you will have limyour top-end yield ited potential. Optimal seeding rates may need to be adjusted for irrigated corn if fertilizer or irrigation rates are sharply increased or decreased. For example, research at the Irrigation Experiment Field near Scandia has shown that if fertilizer rates are increased, seeding rates also have to be increased to realize the maximum yield benefit. Consult seed company recommendations to determine if seeding rates for specific hybrids should be at the lower or upper end of the recommended ranges for a given environment. The recommended planting rates in the following table attempt to factor in these types of questions for the typical corn growing environments found in Kansas. Adjust within the recommended ranges depending on the specific conditions you expect to face and the hybrid you plan to use. The following recommend planting rates are from the KState Corn Production Handbook. For more information, see the K-State Corn Production Handbook, C-560: http:// sl2/c560.pdf By Jim Shroyer, Crop Production Specialist.

Suggested Dryland Corn Final Populations and Seeding Rates Environment Final Plant Population Seeding Rate* (plants per acre) 100-150 bu/a potential 22,000-25,000 26,000-29,500 150+ potential 24,000-28,000 28,000-33,000 Short-season, upland, 20,000-22,000 23,500-26,000 shallow soils Full-season 24,000-26,000 28,000-30,500 bottomground All dryland environments 20,000-22,500 23,500-26,500 All dryland environments 18,000-22,000 21,000-26,000 All dryland environments 16,000-20,000 19,000-23,500 All dryland environments 14,000-20,000 16,500-23,500

Suggested Irrigated Corn Final Populations and Seeding Rates Hybrid Maturity Final Plant Population Seeding Rate* (plants per acre) Full irrigation Full-season 28,000-34,000 33,000-40,000 Shorter-season 30,000-36,000 35,000-42,500 Limited irrigation All 24,000-28,000 28,000-33,000 Environment

* Assumes high germination and that 85 percent of seeds produce plants. Seeding rates can be reduced if field germination is expected to be more than 85%.

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MHS medals at Ingalls Moscow High School athletes took to the track and field at Ingalls last Thursday and bagged a gaggle of ribbons and medals for their efforts. Maria took second in the 800 meter and the 1600 meter. Kelsi placed sixth in the 3200 meter and fifth in Javelin. Kaitlyn took sixth place in 100 high hurdles and third in 300 intermediate hurdles. Tapanga took fifth

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place in shot put. In the 4x100 relay and the 4x400 relay Kaitlyn, Briannah, Kelsi and Maria won second place. Rigo won first in shot put and discus. Brice took fourth in the 1600 meter and high jump and Alexis placed fourth in javelin. On the baseball diamond, the team swept Tyrone, Ok. at the Friday night games. Well done, athletes!

by Sara Cross

Three Moscow musicians qualify for State Three Moscow students earned I ratings at the Regional Music Contest in Garden City last Saturday and now qualify for the State Music Contest in Wichita later this month. The stu-

dents are Jaron in Vocal and Trumpet, Maria with Saxophone and Alex P. with Saxophone. Congratulations go out to these students.

Wednesday, April 10 No School Saturday, April 13 Movie and dinner night at the Senior Center

Tuesday, April 16 School dismissed at 2:30 p.m.

MRC accepting signups for summer ball Lane Miller throws some heat against Tyrone, Ok. Friday evening. The Wildcats won both games.

Moscow Rec would like the community to know T-ball, Softball and Baseball sign ups are taking place now through April 15. Stop by the grade school or high school office to pick up a sign up form.

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, April 11, 2013) GL6437 STEVENS COUNTY CLERK STATE OF KANSAS

Cuylor Cross catches two great games against Tyrone Friday night. The Wildcats scored two wins for the night.

Grayson Christenson shows her great "hurdle form" at the JH track meet in Rolla last week.

Reed Brazeal wrestles at Garden City in the Greater Gold Wrestling Club. He competes at State in the Kansas Kids State wrestling tournament earning him a fifth place.

Reed Brazeal competes at Nationals Ten-year-old Reed Brazeal of Moscow is a Garden City Greater Gold Wrestling Club Member. He competed in the Kansas Kids State Wrestling tournament March 29–30 where he placed fifth in the ten and under 85 pound division. Reed met up with the other top 15 wrestlers in State in his division. His record at the

State tournament was 4-2. Reed’s 2013 wrestling season record was 30-14. He placed first in Scott City, Great Bend and Oakley. He placed second at Liberal, Dodge City and Pratt. Reed also competed with Team Kansas at the Greater Southwest Nationals in Albequerque, N.M., where he placed fourth.

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HELP WANTED Moscow Rec is accepting applications now through April 14. The applications are for high school kids for summer help. You must be 14 years old and older to work for the Rec. You may pick up an application at the high school office or call Rusty at 598-2995



QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REPORT ENDING MARCH, 12/31/2012 BALANCE 2,754,788.36 1,219,469.17 433.98 25,504.45 1,092.92 131.14 2,500,070.44 .05 550,919.94 1,415.45 .09 156,257.30 1,924.53 46.14 8,876.54 .17 211,495.46 1,961.16 124,706.24 331.94 182,530.9140,688.82 .24 14,892.62 4,440.28 3,928.81 4,819.21 137,992.03 33,274.17 463,152.36 19,438.9412,741.59 54,895.80 397,877.79 2,197.32 2,976,511.23 .00 2,099.82 94,293.52 .45 54,796.00 92,896.93 48,215.38 1,423.00 1,805.98 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 43.53 8,171.91 66.96 .00 1,180.00 403.03 40.00 .00 477.40 724.81 340.47 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 15,423,435.96 6,543.27 7,857.74 133,169.08 41,819.58 111,980.57 .00 2,645.61 109,071.15 607.50 1,104.27 .00 .00 27,650,081.81

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EXPENDITURES 1,261,968.84 578,113.33 62,125.00 106,817.13 97,015.00 .00 58,203.30 .00 636,309.93 75,000.00 .00 33,778.66 98,194.75 .00 1,150,000.00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 138,594.00 712.50 .00 2,549.31 1,289.01 .00 39.00 100,888.58 4,570.13 .00 256,665.85 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 20,000.00 .00 .00 .00 .00 15,953.50 47.50 3.40 161,684.40 80,842.20 788.00 3,842.00 254,545.80 81,829.25 36,911.70 3,281.52 14.25 9,511.50 1,280.48 120.00 .00 7,404.25 .00 2,871.11 2,524,456.23 513,198.16 355,558.46 1,486,061.08 44,129.74 1,183,293.64 571,763.74 115,340.59 86,505.11 274,937.95 6,719.03 72,069.43 19,994.45 5,284.78 14,092.73 523,330.59 360.93 4,065.52 129,278.93 30,128.77 53,939.23 427.64 54,421.42 15,716,016.11 .00 .00 133,647.08 41,819.58 162,857.77 76,301.48 3,400.55 111,460.41 607.50 1,104.27 2,937.26 1,803.95 29,665,079.29

RECEIPTS 2,189,196.51 1,955,151.65 72,753.20 183,141.55 113,596.23 104.58 167,554.91 .00 1,276,353.37 87,250.01 .00 105,963.91 230,068.79 2.41 1,347,680.89 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 176,815.76 3,042.87 .00 3,520.00 1,259.02 .00 5,000.00 194,382.52 .00 .00 264,034.08 .00 12,406.19 .00 2,036.50 2,550.61 48,599.02 166.31 20,130.75 .00 7,232.61 509,624.80 2,090.00 18,570.75 95.00 3.40 161,684.40 80,842.20 788.00 4,047.00 254,545.80 81,829.25 28,739.79 5,023.88 57.00 9,511.50 960.36 120.00 10.98 7,989.94 491.103,049.19 2,524,456.23 513,198.16 355,558.46 1,486,061.08 44,129.74 1,183,293.64 571,763.74 115,340.59 86,505.11 274,937.95 6,719.03 72,069.43 19,994.45 5,284.78 14,092.73 523,330.59 360.93 4,065.52 129,278.93 30,128.77 53,939.23 427.64 54,421.42 563,555.20 .00 7,289.02 7,607.23 5,263.58 91,607.75 76,301.48 2,264.60 4,936.35 43.86 598.71 2,937.26 1,473.12 18,472,322.70

03/31/2013 BALANCE 3,682,016.03 2,596,507.49 11,062.18 101,828.87 17,674.15 235.72 2,609,422.05 .05 1,190,963.38 13,665.46 .09 228,442.55 133,798.57 48.55 206,557.43 .17 211,495.46 1,961.16 124,706.24 331.94 144,309.1543,019.19 .24 15,863.31 4,410.29 3,928.81 9,780.21 231,485.97 28,704.04 463,152.36 12,070.7112,741.59 67,301.99 397,877.79 4,233.82 2,979,061.84 48,599.02 2,266.13 94,424.27 .45 62,028.61 602,521.73 50,305.38 4,040.25 1,853.48 .00 .00 .00 .00 205.00 .00 43.53 .00 1,809.32 42.75 1,180.00 82.91 40.00 10.98 1,063.09 233.71 518.55 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 .00 270,975.05 6,543.27 15,146.76 7,129.23 5,263.58 40,730.55 .00 1,509.66 2,547.09 43.86 598.71 .00 330.8316,457,325.22

A detailed statement of expenditures is available for public inspection at the county clerk's office. Copies of such statement shall be available upon request. K.S.A. 19-228

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ROLLA NEWS By Mary Courtney

Boekhaus competes at Topeka and Kingman Chase Boekhaus went to Topeka and roped at the USTRC Northeastern Classic. He won the average and incentive in the Open and the average in the #13. He then went to the Steven Tetrick Memorial roping in Kingman where he also took first in the #13. Both of these events took place Saturday, so

Chase was in the truck, in the saddle, in the truck, in the saddle. Chase is on a rodeo scholarship at Northwest Oklahoma State University. He is the son of Tami and Rodney Boekhaus, and the grandson of Irma Lee and Wayne Hoskinson, and Bill and Pam Boekhaus.

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Chase Boekhaus shows his talent in roping at the USTRC Northeastern Classic in Topeka. He followed that competition with the Steven Tetrick Memorial roping in Kingman.

April 9–11 3rd Grade Math Assessments Thursday, April 11 HS Track at Rolla; 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 12 ARGH Saturday, April 13 Speech at Jetmore; 9:00 a.m. JV Golf at Boise City Tuesday, April 16 Junior High Grack at Moscow; 3:00 p.m. JV Golf at Syracuse; 3:00 p.m. April 17–18 4th Grade Science Assessment Wednesday, April 17 High School Band/Choir State Large Group at Dodge City Community College

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

Haley McCammon, PA-C Office Hours 9:00 to 12:00 noon Tuesday

Willie Posey, DO Internal Medicine / Cardiologist

Office Hours 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday

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

Thursday, April 18 JV Golf at Elkhart; 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 19 High School Track at South Gray; 3:00 p.m. ARGH Saturday, April 20 Speech Regionals at Deerfield; 8:00 a.m. Junior/Senior Prom Tuesday, April 23 Junior High Tack at Deerfield; 10:00 a.m. JV Golf at Southwestern Heights; 10:00 a.m. April 24–25 9th Grade World History Assessments 7th, 9th and 10th Grade Science Assessments 11th Grade Government/ World History Assessments

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

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

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Rolla High School’s music students travel to the Regional solo and ensemble competition at Garden City Community College Saturday.

The music students bring home some “Superior” ratings which qualify them for State competition.

RHS musicians compete at GCCC Rolla High School’s music students traveled to Garden City Community College Saturday for the regional solo and ensemble competition. Groups and soloists practiced for weeks in order to perform well at regionals. In instrumental performance, the clarinet quartet - consisting of Karly Clinesmith, Kaleigh Barrett, Sarah Easterwood, and Kyri Brummett - received a Good rating, and the saxophone ensemble of Jessica Pinkley, Jessica Johns, Joseph Mendez, and Katie Murray earned an Excellent rating. Qualifying for State by being awarded Superior ratings were Trombone quartet with Kori Hall, John Glave, Panches Maravilla and Coleman Kirby; Tympani solo, Garry Norton; tenor

saxophone solo, Katie Murray; Percussion quartet with Meredith Light, Chandler Huddleston, Garry Norton and Eric Reza; and Percussion ensemble starring, Karly Clinesmith, Kaleigh Barrett, Sarah Easterwood, Kyri Brummett, Jessica Pinkley, Jessica Johns, Joseph Mendez, Katie Murray, Kori Hall, John Glave, Panches Maravilla, Coleman Kirby, Meredith Light, Chandler Huddleston, Garry Norton and Eric Reza. The boys’ ensemble consisting of Joseph Mendez, Robbie Munn, Alejandro Silva, Jacob Smith, and Kyler Telford, along with the girls’ triple trio with Kyri Brummett, Shylee Chapman, Hannah Dunn, Sarah Easterwood, Miesha Gonzalez, Katy Howe and Darean McHatton received Excellent ratings in

the vocal division. Vocal soloists who were awarded Superior ratings and will go on to the State festival were Taylor Cameron, Katie Murray, Kyri Brummett, Meredith Light and Sarah Easterwood. Vocal ensembles who also qualified for the State event were the girls’ sextet with Taylor Cameron, Jessica Johns, Meredith Light, Kaleigh Barrett, Kori Hall and Katie Murray and the Mixed Ensemble with Kaleigh Barrett, Kyri Brummett, Taylor Cameron, Shaylee Chapman, Sarah Easterwood, Miesha Gonzalez, Kori Hall, Katy Howe, Meredith Light, Darean McHatton, Katie Murray, Hannah Dunn, Jessica Johns, Joseph Mendez, Robbie Munn, Alejandro Silva, Jacob Smith and Kyler Telford.

The Rolla Junior High track team has braved pounding winds and extreme temperatures to compete this spring. At Montezuma, the team participated in its season opener. All grades competed together, so sixth graders also ran, leapt, or threw with the eighth grade athletes. Placing at South Gray were: Daniel Weatherly, first, 100 m hurdles; Teagan Simmons, second, 100 m hurdles; Jaylen Mendez, fourth, 100 m hurdles; Aaliyah Earl, Allyson Norton, Vanessa Reza, and Alexis Fisher, fourth, 4 X 100 m relay; Teagan Simmons, first, 200 m hurdles; Aaliyah Earl, fifth, 200 m hurdles; Alexis Fisher, Ellie Easterwood, Teagan Simmons, Ashly Hart, fifth, medley relay; Jaylen Mendez, fourth, pole vault; Daniel Weatherly, second, high jump; Teagan Simmons, second, high jump; Ashly Hart, third, high jump; Luis Martinez, fifth, high jump; Luis Martinez, second, long jump; Carson Milburn, third, long jump; Micah Hall, sixth, triple jump, Ellie Easterwood, fourth, long jump.

Higgins Family celebrates Easter at Dermot Community Center Easter bonnets, Easter eggs and the Easter message were all observed at the Higgins Family dinner at the Dermot Community Center March 31. Seventy-five people attended the event. Entertainment was provided by Reagan Higgins of Texhoma, Ok. singing an Easter version of "Jesus Loves Me". Reagan will be competing in the State vocal contest. Todd Steele of Scott City and Keric Sullivan of Ulysses each performed a harmonica solo and duet of familiar hymns to

the delight of the crowd. Attending the celebration were Wilmer C. and LaDonna Perry; Donald and Paula Perry; Steve and Cynda Perry; and Patricia Kleffman all of Hugoton; Derick Perry and friend Alicia Finney of Hays; Robert and Margie Perry of Taos, N.M.; Michael and Yared Kleffman, Chancellor, David, Brieana, Sophia and Fiowna of Hugoton; Yared's parents Filberto and Elvia Arias of Hugoton. George and Jewell Burrows; Shirlene Hagler; David and Lori

Behan - Schnable It's finally official! Anne Behan and Jon Schnable are married, and Jim and Mary Behan, and Gardell and Kelly Schnable are finally experiencing empty nests. Jim and Mary's children, Heather Holt, J.R. Behan, Sarah Behan and Katherine Ulloa were all home for the event. Kelly and Gardell's other son, Ryan and his wife Kristen, were also in the wedding party. Grandchildren were cast as supporting actors, but did their best to steal the show. Kierah Ulloa, and Jordan and Jaylee Schnable served as flower girls and crowd favorites. Matthew Easterwood played it cool in his role as ring bearer and attracted the attention of young single females at the event. The church and school were decorated by amazingly talented women, Toni Easterwood, Charla Webb and Jana Link. Cindy and Katy Howe and Kaylee and Garry Norton served a delicious meal following the ceremony. The dance was cut short by the onset of a late spring blizzard, but the couple and guests all made it to their destinations safely. An official wedding announcement will be forthcoming from the bride and groom, but both sets of parents are breathing a sigh of relief and enjoying the quiet aftermath of the occasion.

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Rome, Macayla, Mariah and friend, Maria Soltero; and Pete and Amber Perez, Cody and Karson all of Hugoton; Amanda Mejia of Miami, Fl. From Ulysses were Ruby Higgins; and Keric and Leilani Sullivan. Elkhart guests were Gene and Corinne Higgins; Tim and René Higgins; and Christopher and Shalee Higgins, Tinlee and Oaklee; Corinne's niece and her husband, Dianne and Rick Dabney of Amarillo, Tx. Jack and Helen Higgins;

Cindy Howe and Katy of Rolla; Trena Higgins, Reagan, Rylee and exchange student from Germany, Arianne. Todd Steele and Dorothy Milburn from Scott City; Shurma Messenger, Russ, Audra, and Wyatt of Guymon, Ok. Pete and Priscilla Milburn, SaKya, Adynn, and Cami; Jeff and Diana Milburn, McKenna of Rolla; Ryan and Nikki Scarnatti, Madden; Lacy Varner and friend, C.J. Wellen and Corey of Elkhart. Heather Varner of Perryton, Tx.

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

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Everyone has seen pictures of the rolling dust storms from the Dirty Thirties. This one appears to have a face in the cloud. This post card was found by Marilyn Harris in her

mother’s pictures. Deanie Hall is Marilyn’s mother. Thanks Marilyn for sharing this picture with The Hermes!

MUSEUM UPDATE from The Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum Gladys Renfro and Beulah Carter

Memories of Gladys Renfro of the Dirty Thirties Due to the dust storms, many families moved off their farms trying to relocate without the dust. However, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas had very similar storms. My family lived east of Hugoton and I attended first grade at Echo School, District #16. At home, we spent many hours in the hand-dug basement my Dad had dug. I remember my parents using a wheat shovel to carry the dirt out of the house. The rooms were just like a fog. My mother used a large cloth (Dad’s blue hankie) and tied it over my mouth and nose. She would sometimes dampen the cloth. We moved to town the

summer of 1936, living in the McAdoo house located where the Jet Drive-In is now. There was a blacksmith shop on the back of the house and we also had a windmill. I remember the ceiling falling down in the front room. There was so much silt (like powder) and it had a very distinct old smell. We had no vaccuum cleaner, no hot water tank and no inside plumbing. Outhouses were very needful and there were many of them. We did have one cold water faucet and we heated water on a small four burner gas stove. We always kept old rags for cleaning. We had one light bulb hanging from the ceiling and the room would be so dark, you could barely see your hand in front of your face because of the dirt in

the air. We walked to school, and if you were lucky, you might catch a ride to school. However if you arrived early, you had to stand in the halls until class time. It was difficult driving on the county road as the road and ditches were the same height. The ditches were filled with dirt and there was poor vision. You might find yourself in a field. There were crop failures, sickness and death. Some people stayed and were hopeful better days were ahead. We invite you to visit us at the Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum, 905 S. Adams. Our hours are 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday.

FOR SALE: 2002 Chevy pickup, 83,000 miles, custom wheels, custom paint, new tires, excellent condition!!! Call for pricing 428-2060. (1c15) --------------RABBITS FOR SALE: Full blood New Zealand, 4 weeks old - $10 each. Call 544-4902 after 5:00 pm. (tfc14) ---------------


Oak, Piñon, Mesquite, Pecan & More Delivery & stacking available Call DJ @ 620-430-1273 Days 620-428-6127 Evenings (tfc)

Classified Deadline Monday 5:00 p.m.

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HELP WANTED HELP WANTED: Now Hiring at Antler’s Bar & Grill in Moscow - Cook, Prep, Waitress, Bartender...Competitive wages, will train on the job. Come by Mondays or Thursdays to fill out an application and talk to Teresa. (2c14) ---------------

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HELP WANTED Ulysses Feedyard is looking for a Shop Mechanic. Duties will include working on Feed trucks, Tractors, changing bearings and maintenance of company vehicles. Benefits include affordable health, dental and vision insurance and ESOP retirement program. Please call for more information.

Ulysses Feedyard, 1765 E. Road 21, Ulysses, Ks. 67880 620-356-1750



Part-Time Evening Waitress Call 544-7066 or come by 508 S. Main to apply (1c15)

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Natural Gas Engine Mechanic needed to join our staff at G+Ag, Inc. Full-time position for a team player. Cummins and CAT engine knowledge a plus. Must have organizational skills, be attentive to detail and a self-starter, willing to learn, willing to clean and able to work in a busy environment with varying duties.

Apply in person at G+Ag, Inc.

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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.

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

Apply online at 877.530.7262 (1c15)

This piece of machinery is considered the first combine in Stevens County. It was owned by Glenn and Floyd Gillespie’s father Roy. It came in crates and was ordered from the

Henry Lumber Company in Moscow. It had to be assembled by the receiver. This picture was taken in 1920 or 1921.

Compiled by Ruthie Winget Michaelis and Thurman Brown. Thursday, April 21, 1983 Jim Brollier and Margaret Bell opened the General Store in Moscow for the first time. Brollier is the owner, and Bell will manage the business. Friday, April 19, 1973 Army Sergeant Frank E. Walker, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Walker, participated with some 15,000 American and Allied troops in Exercise Reforger IV, in Germany. The sergeant’s wife, Jackie, lives in Junction City. Mrs. Walker is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Cook of Hugoton. Thursday, April 18, 1963 Two bowling teams will represent Stevens County in the annual WIBC Championship Tournament at Memphis, Tn. Members of the Moscow Elevater sponsored team include Virginia Akers, Mary Cross, Stella Hodges, LoRee Folger and Josephine Gaskill. Members of the Citizens State Bank sponsored team include Ureva Dinwoodie, Gracie Crane, Wilda Martin, Theo Crane and Marcia Langley.

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History From The Hermes Thursday, April 17, 2008 The boy scouts met for their annual Pinewood Derby at the Hugoton Vet’s Hall. Austin Stevenson was awarded trophies for winning Grand Champion and District Grand Champion of the Derby. Thursday, April 17, 2003 Judy Seaman and Sue Omo were selected as district nominees for 2004 Kansas Teacher of the Year. In September, Judy and Sue will be honored with the other nominees at a luncheon in Salina. Nate Moore, son of Dennis and Pam Moore, enlisted into the U.S. Air Force. He will complete basic training at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio, Tx. Thursday, April 15, 1993 Hugoton High School brought home the League Forensic Championship from Leoti. Contributing to the win were Frances Payne, Ruthie Thomas, Allison Williams, Dettra Kraisinger, Karensa Riley, Angie Rowden, Trisha Betsworth, Sara Morris, Diane Gillespie, Lance Conaway, Erin Logan, Geri Smith, Shawn Young, Annette O’Hara, Kim

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Thursday, April 16, 1953 Ted Fellers will head the Stevens County Vets Group for next year, succeeding Ted Emberson as President of the organization. Also elected was Johnny Fulkerson as vice-president and J.B. Schwartz as secretary-treasurer. Archie Cooper has purchased the grain and seed facilities at Vanceville Station. It will be called Cooper Grain Company. Friday, April 14, 1933 Everett Wilson, owner of the Sunflower Hotel, opened the Sunflower Cafe last week which is Hugoton’s newest cafe. Mrs. Charles Flower is the chef. Friday, April 13, 1923 Rolla is without a newspaper. The Progress which struggled along for about three years has been moved to Elkhart where it has been consolidated with the Enterprise. It will be known as Morton County Enterprise. If any readers have pictures for the history page of the Hermes, please bring them in to Ruthie Winget at The Hugoton Hermes.

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OWNER OPERATORS & FLEET OWNERS (operating under own authority) Haul Milk for Dairy Farmers of America

TANKER DROP & HOOK Home Time Every Other Day. Industry Leading Pay! 100% Fuel Surcharge! Dedicated to one customer and dedicated routes Ask about our Greatcare discount plan options to save on major medical, retirement, wellness & business services. Lease purchase program with down payment assistance. Class A CDL & 1 year experience, with at least 6 months tanker experience. Call Belinda 866-904-8370 Hablamos Español. Text GREATWIDE to 30364 (1c15)

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

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Assistant Cattle Doctor Job Description: Doctor cattle on a daily basis/ computer data entry. Knowledge of cattle a plus but will train the right individual. Medical/Dental/Vision available.

Please come by to fill out application. Ulysses Feedyard, 1765 E. Road 21, Ulysses, Ks.(2c14)

Machinist Needed to join the staff at G+Ag, Inc.’s machine shop. Experience preferred.

Qualified applicants are welcome to call 620-428-6086 to begin the application process. (tfc14)

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

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STAKING TECHNICIAN Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc. is seeking a professional individual for the position of Staking Technician. Job responsibilities consist of field and technical engineering, staking powerline extensions, collecting data and other related activities. Successful applicant will have a high school diploma or equivalent. Interested candidate must have excellent interpersonal communication skills, a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, be selfmotivated, enjoy public contact and ability to work with a variety of employees, contracted personnel and consumers under differing circumstances. Experience in computer operations including spreadsheet and word processing required. Experience in NESC and NEC codes, Graphical Information Systems (GIS) Mapping, computer configuration and field surveying is desirable. Working conditions include inside and outside work in all types of weather with some lifting and overtime required. Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc. will reward the right person with a competitive compensation and benefit package to include employer provided family medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement and 401(k) plan with employer matching contribution, holidays, vacation and sick leave. Finalist will be required to successfully pass a post-offer physical examination, an alcohol-drug test and possess a valid Kansas driver’s license. At time of employment, must reside within 15 minutes of the Pioneer Electric office building. Applications and resumes may be mailed to Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc. ATT: Human Resources, PO Box 368, Ulysses, KS 67880 or hand-delivered to Pioneer Electric, 1850 W. Oklahoma, Ulysses, Kansas or emailed to Deadline for submission of applications or resumes is 5:00 p.m., April 22, 2013. (2c15) Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an E.O.E.

Stevens County Healthcare is searching for a Part-time Housekeeper. This position is flexible hours and includes working some weekends and taking call. We offer an excellent benefits package. Please contact Robyn Medina in Human Resources for any questions (620)544-8511. Applications may be picked up at the Information Desk located by the Gift Shop in the Hospital. Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time RNs and LPNs to work at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home. These positions are for the night shift (6 pm - 6 am). Interested candidates must be certified with a Kansas license to be eligible for these positions. Please contact Robyn Medina in Human Resources for an application (620)544-8511. Stevens County Healthcare is searching for PRN CNAs to work the night shift at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home. All interested candidates must have a Kansas CNA license to be eligible. We offer excellent benefits and competitive wages. Applications may be picked up at the Information Desk by the Medical Clinic. For more information you may contact Human Resources (620)544-8511. Pioneer Manor is seeking flexible individuals for the Household Coordinator position in Wheatfield and Cimarron Households. Duties include social services, day to day functioning of households, direct resident care, scheduling and staffing, and resident care planning. This job is for 8 hour shifts 5 days a week with some weekends and holidays. Requirements: CNA licensure, Basic Life Support, Social Service Designee preferred but not required. Other requirements include a love of geriatrics, sense of humor and being a team player. A sign-on bonus of $700 will be offered with a one year contract for this position. Please inquire through Human Resources at Stevens County Hospital. Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time, Part-time and PRN RNs or LPNs to work on the Med/Surg floor. These positions are for night shift (7 pm-7 am). All candidates must have a Kansas RN/LPN licensure to be eligible. We are also searching for PRN CNAs to work as needed. All candidates must have a Kansas CNA license to be eligible. We offer outstanding benefits, competitive wages, sign on bonus of $2000 with one year contract for FT RNs/LPNs; $1000 with one year contract for PT RNs/LPNs; and mileage reimbursement to RNs or LPNs that live 15 miles or more outside of Stevens County. Please contact Human Resources with any questions or pick up an application from the Information Desk located by the Medical Clinic (620)544-8511. Stevens County Healthcare has a position open at Pioneer Manor in the Dietary department for a homemaker. Hours include day and evening, some weekends and holidays. Need to have an understanding of basic food preparation, food safety and sanitation important for this position. Homemaker will be working in a household preparing breakfast to order as the residents arrive in the dining room, and also preparing salads, desserts and breads for the lunch and supper meal. All interested candidates contact Robyn Medina in Human Resources (620)544-8511 or pick up an application at the Information Desk by the Medical Clinic.

Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline (Southern Star) is an interstate natural gas transportation company, headquartered in Owensboro, KY. Southern Star operates a 6,000-mile pipeline system transporting natural gas from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming and Colorado to markets in the Mid-continent. Southern Star provides a fun, friendly, and modern working environment as well as competitive salaries and excellent benefits. We are seeking an experienced or developing professional with skills and qualifications in the following area:

Job # C-13-0020 – Operator – Ulysses, KS (Hugoton Station) – 2 positions Job Description: This position is responsible for: (including but not limited to): assist with the operation of the pipeline system. Provide routine assistance in mechanical equipment repairs and preventative maintenance efforts in all functions within operations. Perform housekeeping duties throughout the region, assist in the maintenance and/or operation of various types of Company property, including, but not limited to; buildings, machinery, rights of way and pipelines. This is a key training phase intended to build an individual’s progression to a higher level of performance and expertise. Primary Responsibilities include (but not limited to): Technical Duties (with supervision and/or under direction); Develop understanding of natural gas transmission pipeline industry; Provide routine assistance with assigned duties in areas of pipeline and compressor station operations and maintenance activities; Utilize all applicable Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline’s IT systems (for example, Expense Envelop, GIS, Workforce, UltiPro Self-Service, etc.); Compliance; Create/maintain all required documentation related to assignments; Attain and Maintain proficiency in performing Operator Qualification tasks; Comply with all applicable regulations, Company policies and procedures (OSHA, DOT, etc.); Training; Defensive Driving; First Aid/CPR; Natural Gas Transmission self-study; Computer Based Training learning modules; New Employee Orientation (NEO); New Employee Safety Orientation Program (NESOP); Safety; Participate in safety presentations. Learn Emergency Procedures; Understand and use Sec 65 of the Southern Star O&M; Participate in Southern Star Safety program; Other duties and training as assigned; Ability to work 8- or 12-hour rotating shifts (with varying days off). These are initial responsibilities for an Operator I. These responsibilities increase as an employee progresses through the Operator levels.  In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, this progression is mandatory. This position is subject to federal drug/alcohol testing. Physical Requirements: Primary physical requirements include (but not limited to): Working in extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. Lifting and pulling of up to 100 pounds. Working with and/or around chemicals. Repetitive lifting, stooping, crawling, walking standing and sitting. Working in high or elevated areas. Monitoring multiple functions with multiple required tasks. The work environment will include extreme weather conditions and high noise levels. Travel of up to <=10% of the time, which will require overnight stays. Long distance driving in both day and night hours. Flexibility of working unscheduled overtime based on business needs. Qualifications: Minimum - High school diploma; Technical aptitude; Basic skill level in Microsoft Office products; Possess a valid driver’s license; Possess and maintain a Driver’s Qualification File Preferred - Associates degree in general mechanics or related field, or Bachelor’s degree; Experience with a natural gas pipeline Note: Candidate must reside within 40 miles of reporting location. The company reserves the right to require any applicant selected for an interview to complete a battery of tests consistent with the requirements of the job.

Working Location: Ulysses, KS Website: Deadline: April 19, 2013 How to Apply If you have qualifications we need, want a job that uses your existing skills and encourages you to develop new ones, provides varied work challenges, and allows you to work with a great group of people, this position might be a perfect fit. Please forward your resume, which should provide evidence of how you meet each minimum requirement mentioned and any preferences listed, to: Southern Star Employee Services Department, Job Postings, PO Box 20010, Owensboro, KY 42304 or e-mail your resume to You must include the Job# identified above or your resume will not be considered. No Phone Calls Please SOUTHERN STAR is AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER We thank all applicants for their interest, but will only respond to those selected for interviews. Note: Relatives of employees are not eligible to apply. Relatives mean an employee’s spouse (including common law or domestic partner), parent, grandparent, child (including step, foster, legally adopted or placed for adoption, or other child over which you have legal guardianship), grandchild, sibling, uncle, aunt, niece or nephew, and in-laws of the same status.


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Seasonal Harvest Operators

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

Experience preferred but not required. Pay DOE Call (620)544-8522

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


A v n a o i i t lable i s o P


1035 S Van Buren-Nice 2 bed/1 b, cen H/A, att garage, circle drive, sprinkler, fence, storage shed. A Must See!!

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

is looking for FTE to work at site in Hugoton Contact Steve Ethridge for more information

Ph: 561-328-2017 or email at

(620) 624-1212

Now see these and other SW. Kansas properties at



352 Spotswood, Richfield- Ranch, 3 bed/1 b, cen heat, 150 x 300 lot. Good entry level/investment property! $38,000...Call for details!! Sellers are motivated!!

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


902 S. Harrison - Move in ready!!! 2 bed/1 b, beautiful kitchen, wood floors and carpet, deck, paved patio, fence, cen H/A!! Great starter home!! Call for appt!!

201 6th Ave, Rolla Dallas Light (owner)

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

GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALE: Saturday, April 13, 8 am-1 pm, 601 E. Fourth, Electric Dryer, Chairs, Desk, Water Bed Frame, Kids’ Stuff, Exerciser, Much More --------------GARAGE SALE: Friday, April 12, 4-8 pm and Saturday, April 13, 8 am-12 Noon, 718 S. Adams, New Kids’ Clothes, Sunglasses, Knives, Dishes, Skull Caps, Rifle Covers & More

to raise money to attend the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta Georgia this summer. Ron Clark is a nationally known educator, administrator, and best-selling author. The garage sale will take place at 1601 S. Eisenhower Saturday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by and see if there is anything that you just can’t live without! (2c15)

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

BIKERS’ SUNDAY: at Assembly of God, 138 S. Main, April 28. Church starts 11:00 a.m. Potato Bar and Pie Auction to Follow. All Proceeds Go to “Run for the Son.” Any questions, contact Pastor Ben Coats at 544-2773. (4c14)

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


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

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

Feature Of The Week

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

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

Celebrate L i fe

Project Hope

6:30 ~ 8:00 p.m. Mondays Assembly of God, 138 S. Main

Open Tues & Thurs 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

(park in back lot)

1030 S. Main

An Encouragement Group


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

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

Karen Yoder

Chance Yoder- Cellphone 544-1907 “Call Us For All Your Real Estate Needs”

Chance Yoder


3 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath, 2600 Sq. Ft., finished basement, underground sprinklers

1607 Monroe in Hugoton

Call 620-544-2126 or 620-544-5343



Pioneer Manor Family Support Group

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

MENDING/PATCHING: Will do mending & patching, 522 W. Seventh, Hugoton. 620-428-6592. (3p13) --------------KIRBY SUPPLIES & SERVICE: Spring Cleaning? Need service or supplies for your Kirby vacuum? Please call your factory authorized rep Jeff at 800-821-5050. (6p12) ---------------

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

I have 16 years experience in home care. Can do day or night shift. Call Linda Lamberson at 544-7647 or 453-2453




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The Stevens County Landfill will be accepting sealed bids on a Shop Built Shear. The shear can be seen at the Stevens County Landfill during regular business hours. The bids can be left at the landfill office or the Clerk’s office at the Courthouse. The bids need to be in by 5:00 p.m. April 12, 2013 and will be opened at the next scheduled commissioners’ meeting April 15, 2013. (2c14) Any questions - call Phillip at 544-5947.

for qu

le! ick sa

3 bedroom/2 bath

• Fireplace • Dining Room

Call 620-518-2108

1011 S. Jackson (tfc15)

after 6:00 p.m.


FOR RENT: 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments. Furnished or unfurnished. (tfc)


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

For information, AND call Plaza Office Or Call Selia Crawford at 544-2182 If no answer, leave message 544-4011 (tfc6) (tfc11)

910 S. Coulter Hugoton, Ks.

Beautiful 3bed/2bath apartment home, all appliances, washer/dryer connection, private patio or balcony, kids’ playground, pets welcome.


3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath


We will also build to your specifications and budget.

708 E. Fourth

Call 620-544-2500 for showing!


THANK YOU Thank you to my many friends and neighbors for all the cards and prayers. Harold Mueller THANK YOU Thank you to the citizens of Hugoton for their support during my 16 years as a City Councilman. I have enjoyed serving the community and look forward to Hugoton’s future growth. Thank you, Greg Gill Pol. adv. paid for by Greg Gill

OD’s SHOP Small Engine Repair Your Snapper Dealer

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

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

Handy Haulers

Lawn Mowing/Odd Jobs

Kelly Mace

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

600 E. 11th

Call 620-544-4321


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


Alan D. Higgins, Owner


“Bee” smart! Shop the

Call today to schedule a tour!


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


Handicap Accessible Apartment Now Available

WANTED ---------------

2 Car Garage, Full Basement!





All Proceeds Go to Grandchildren’s Trust Fund

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

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

rogs 206 Washington Butterflies & Bullf Betty Lee Friday, April 12 ~ 10:30 a.m. Selling Little Girls’ Apparel (up to size 14) Saturday, April 13 ~ 10:30 a.m. Selling Little Boys’ Apparel (up to size 14) Sunday, April 14 ~ 1:30 p.m. Selling Ladies’ Apparel (up to size 22)


AL-Anon Family Group


ff 1 st $ 250 o rent! ’s mo nth

217 N Jackson- Nice Brick Ranch, 3 bed/3 b, full basement, fpl, fence, workshop...much, much more!! Call today!!


The teachers and Principal of Heritage Christian Academy are having a garage sale

Sunflower Plaza

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

FREE CLOTHES OF ALL SIZES: Saturday, April 13, 8:00 a.m. - ???, Turnaround Building, Second and Main, Bring Your Own Bags or Boxes!




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





712 E. 5th St.

904 S. Trindle St. - This nice ranch style home contains 2 living areas, updated kitchen, modern colors, enlarged deck, new fence and a bonus room with many possibilities. The living room and hall carpet will be replaced and some new guttering 124 S. Jefferson St. - 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath ranch will be installed. Roof has new Heritage Shingles style home. Home being sold as a short sale. March 2012.


FOR RENT: RV Spaces at 220 Jackson. Call 620-544-2933. ---------------

504 S. Wildcat Ct. 617 E. 4th

307 N. Kansas, Suite 101 Liberal, KS 67901

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

Bills included, washer and dryer, and cable. Call 544-2232.

Lots in Spikes Addition

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

IN STOCK *Carpet *Tile *Laminate *Vinyl


LAWN PRO Will Schnittker

620-544-1517 FDT ELECTRIC


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

544-5915 or 544-7776

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

See YOUR ad here! THIS SPACE FOR RENT Call 620-544-4321 or email today!

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Students benefit from Job Shadow Day

Maggie Mahan inspects the job of Museum Science at the Coronado Museum in Liberal.

Trevor Crane shows what he can do as a Mechanic with American Implement in Hugoton.

Jeffrey Mueller tries out the job as Hugoton Middle School/High School Principal. Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal

Saturday, April 27 – 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the SV CO Law Enforcement Center, located at 505 S. Monroe in Hugoton



real estate described in the Petition and all other property owned by the decedent in Kansas be assigned in accordance with the terms of the Will and Codicil. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before May 6, 2013 at 1:30 o'clock p.m. of said day, in said court, in the City of Hugoton, in Stevens County, Kansas, at which time and place said cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. Jesse Louis York, Petitioner

You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in this court by Jesse Louis York, Personal Representative of the estate of Ruth R. York, deceased, praying that the foreign Will and Codicil of Ruth R. York, deceased, be admitted to probate and record in this court; that no administration of this estate is necessary; that the Will and Codicil be construed; and that all

Richard R. Yoxall #9953 YOXALL, ANTRIM, FITZGERALD, McCAFFREY & FOREMAN, LLP 101 West Fourth Street Liberal, Kansas 67901 Phone: (620) 624-8444 (620) 624-8221 Fax: Email: Attorney for Petitioner


Wednesday, April 3, Hugoton’s Business Students investigated careers during the first annual HHS Job Shadow Day. The eleventh and twelfth graders spent the day with a variety of area business leaders who were willing to sacrifice some time to encourage student success in future careers. “I enjoyed working in the shop at Ghumms Auto and the experience gave me a better outlook on what I would like to do in the future,” commented Chase Hittle. Jeffrey Mueller said about the day, “It was a positive learning experience.” The job shadow is an opportunity for students to experience the actual daily tasks and requirements of a potential occupation, while businesses get a chance to meet potential future employees. “This was a great opportunity for me to see what there is in the community and other places. This has given me a perspective of what I can do after college,” said Michael Losey. The event was coordinated by HHS Business Teachers Paige Rawlings and Cara Rogers, who are always looking for new, innovative ways to prepare students for lifelong success. “This experience was an eye opener for a lot of people and it made it easier to decide on a career,” commented Fisher Hewitt. Abbi Lopez had this to say about the learning experience: “This was a great experience. It made me look forward to pursuing my career.” Student participants left the various sites expressing increased interest and excitement about their chosen careers, some with offers to return as part time employees or interns. “It was a very good experience; I am now more sure of my future”, said Elizabeth Tinoco. Manual Calzadillas said, “The experience was very helpful by giving a small taste of the daily routine.” The HHS Business Department would like to express their appreciation to the following for sponsoring a student during this event: Kelsey Quillen Culinary Arts, Liberal Country Club; Kelsey Hittle, Cosmetology, Mane Hair Company; Maggie Mahan, Museum Science, Coronado Museum; Krysta Hines, Optometry, Dr. Ryan Farrar, of Jury, Farrar & Associates; Michael McComack, Crop Consulting, Nick Martin of Crop Quest; Jeffrey Mueller, Hugoton Middle School/High School Principals; Karessa Nordyke, Hugoton High School Librarian; Aubrey Hamlin, Dental Hygienist, Dr. Effie Gaskill's

Dental Office; Elizabeth Tinoco, Dr. Samar Al-Hashmi, M.D and Dr. Edwin McGroarty, M.D. Stevens County Medical Clinic; Abbi Lopez, Dr. Jeff Sarchet, Hugoton Veterinary Hospital; Fisher Hewitt, Liberal Landmark Real Estate and Farm Bureau Insurance; Manuel Calzadillas, USD 210 IT Department; Trevor Crane, Mechanic, American Implement; Chase Hittle, Mechanic, Ghumms Auto; and Michael Losey, Fiss Architecture/Design. Some of the other students participating had this to say about their Job Shadow Day. "The chef told me to contact him if I'm ever interested in a part-time job or internship. I wouldn't have had the opportunity without the job shadow experience," gushed Kelsey Quillen. Aubrey Hamlin admitted, “I thought everyone took care of their teeth but that’s not reality. Hygienists work super hard to educate their patients and keep teeth clean. I would love to have that satisfaction.” “It’s a great experience to get hands-on with a person in that field,” said Trevor Crane. Karessa Nordyke felt she “...gained a new appreciation for the behind-the-scenes work that keeps the library functioning.”

Kelsey Quillen practices Culinary Arts at the Liberal Country Club.

Michael Losey practices his design at Fiss Architecture in Hugoton.

Krysta Hines studies Optometry at the office of Dr. Ryan Farrar of Jury, Farrar & Associates in Liberal.

The job fair is coordinated by Hugoton High School Business teachers Paige Rawlings and

Cara Rogers. Ms. Rawlings’ class is above and Ms. Roger’s class is below.


MOSCOW, KS. 598-2356 We would like to thank everyone who supported the afternoon tea party. A special thanks to the donors for raffle items: Cara Rodgers, Kristy Brazeal, Judith Hickert, Adena Towner, Ruth Van Horn, Sherri Leonard, Buffie Schooley, Jennifer Burrows and Andrea Nix. What fun we all had and what creative gifts to win! Extra special thanks to Erica Kolb for decorations and planning; Silvia Romo for coordinating the servers: Alfredo Lincoln, Jason Rodriguez, Monica Bustillos and Ana Pena; Sherry Kelling’s piano students for entertainment: AJ Madsen, Lauren Fox and Carley Martin; Forest Burgess, cello player; White’s Foodliner Dean & Casey for taste testing; Andrea Nix for 31 bags; Judith Hickert for Tupperware ideas; and Mr. Waters’ art students; the Hugoton Queens: Miss Holt and Miss Hoskinson; CB Bakery’s delicious delights; Aqua Shield; the “Queen”; Janice Morgan for sandwiches, scones and kitchen coordination; the ticket sellers: Sherri Martin, Erica Kolb, Davonna Daharsh, Michael Burrows, Tiffany Reust, Devin Carlisle and Jillian Martin. Huge thanks to the brave hat wearers - lots of beauty and laughs and fun! See you next year! Debbie Nordling, Project Hope Board

Manuel Calzadillas works with the USD 210 IT Department.

Abbi Lopez is working at Dr. Jeff Sarchet’s office at the Hugoton Veterinary Hospital.

Chase Hittle tries out being a Mechanic at Ghumms Auto Center. Karessa Nordyke works with the librarian at Hugoton High School Library.

Elizabeth Tinoco works with Dr. Samar Al-Hashmi and Dr. Edwin McGroarty in the Stevens County Medical Clinic.

Aubrey Hamlin checks out the Dental Hygienist work at Dr. Effie Gaskill’s Dental Office in Hugoton.

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