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Volume 127, Number 19

Thursday, May 8, 2014

16 Pages, 70 Cents Plus Tax Per Copy

Stevens County Commissioners hear a multitude of items from bikes and fencing to budgets, bids and zoning The Stevens County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, May 5, 2014 with all members, Pat Hall, James Bell and Dave Bozone present. Also present were County Counselor Robert Johnson, County Clerk Pam Bensel and RoGlenda Coulter from The Hugoton Hermes. The following is just an agenda for the morning with a few of the unofficial highlights. Official minutes will be published at a later date.

The commissioners’ agenda included: 8:30 bills and Justin Carter; 9:00 - Susan Schulte; 9:15 - Rodney Kelling and Tommy Romero; 9:30 Nancy Honig; 10:00 Sherri Martin; 10:30 Greg Wellbrock; 11:00 Paula Rowden; 11:30 Tron Stegman; and 12:00 - lunch When this reporter arrived at approximately 8:45 the commissioners were going over the bills. At near 9:00 they called the Carters, Justin and

Tom, to the front. Carters requested a 20 minute executive session for trade secrets. Susan Schulte delayed her slot since the commissioners were running late on the schedule. Rodney Kelling came in to talk to the commissioners. He told them the school had approached him to have him use the fire equipment to wash off the high school and middle school buildings. Recently Hugoton was pelted with muddy sprinkles,

coating everything with a layer of mud. After much discussion, the commissioners decided this could possibly cause some damage to windows or other liabilities. They voted to not allow the fire department to wash down the buildings at this time. Rodney told the commissioners of some problems with some of his trucks in his fire department fleet. He also told of the need of some additional emergency sirens. Industrial sites east and west of town

need some, Moscow needs at least one and in the Manor addition sirens are needed. He said their utilities have raised with the church that is renting part of the EMS building. With these needs noted, Rodney presented his 2015 budget with some increases. Bids are to be in by May 19 for

the new fire truck. Tommy Romero with FRA (Fireman’s Relief Association) brought in a request for an increase in the funds for insurance for the firemen. He started by thanking the commissioners for the excellent equipment the commissioners Continued to page 4

Super Mom 2014 drawing quickly approaches Mothers and grandmothers of Hugoton rejoice! Mother’s Day is upon you, and the best gifts to be had can be found right here in Stevens County! While your loved ones do all the errands for you while you rest and relax, remind them to sign you up for the 2014 Super Mom Sweepstakes! Sons and daughters - if you haven’t picked up gifts for your beloved mother or grandmother, help is right around the corner - literally! Stop into one of the following Hugoton businesses for any number of great prizes! Janet’s Bridal and Boutique is offering a $25 gift certificate to their winner, as is Finishing Touches. Citizens State Bank will give their winning mom 20 Gas Capital Dollars, and First National Bank will be

giving $25 to their winner. While you’re picking up the perfect present at Yardmaster or Creative Specialties, register her for a $25 gift certificate. Or, if you’d rather let the professionals handle it, stop by to sign up at Stevens County Retail Pharmacy or Country Garden, where they’ll award Gift Baskets to their winners! Or you can leave it up to the real pro - Mom herself - by signing up at Alco for a $30 gift card! Give Mom a night off from cooking dinner by registering at China, where she could receive a $25 gift certificate, or at Nieto’s Cafe, where the prize is two #2 combinations and drinks. The Steakhouse will give away two free dinners to their winner. Cruise on down to the Jet Drive-In where they’ll award two free din-

ners and drinks. Ranchito Tex-Mex Cafe plans to give away two specials to their Super Mom winner. If your special Mom is partial to Italian, stop by Pizza Hut to sign her up for a free large pizza! Has Mom been a little stressed about grocery money? Register at White’s Foodliner, and she could win a $25 gift card to help out! A calm night in, might be just the ticket for your special mom - if so, sign up at The Showplace, where she can win two free video rentals, two large drinks and a large buttered popcorn. You can also help her “kick her feet up” in a lawn chair and a year’s subscription to The Hugoton Hermes. Mom or Grandma can also completely relax with a free pedicure and a half-hour facial if she wins at Relentless Salon!

HHS ch oir concert moved to May 12

Chandler wins second The National History Bee, sponsored by the publishing company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, has just concluded its fourth annual high school National Championships, which took place Sunday, April 27 in Arlington, Va. In the freshman sophomore competition, Chandler Burrows of Rolla Junior-

Senior High School, finished as the runner up, after he had earlier led the Rolla team to a second place finish in the Small School Freshman-Sophomore History Bowl competition and ninth overall competing against such teams as Notre Dame Prep and other large private high schools. Continued to page 5B

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Hospital Board accepts bid for pharmacy remodel The meeting of the hospital board was called to order Monday, May 5, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the hospital community room. Present were board members Warren Willis,

Joyce Baughman, Milton Gillespie, Kirk Heger, Patty Lahey, Keith Rome and Dean Van Horn. Others present were hospital administrator Linda Stalcup, Pioneer Manor Ad-

Patsy Belford, at left, takes the prize for “Prettiest Hat” and Tara Blair, at right, wins “Biggest Hat” at Project Hope’s Spring Tea Saturday, May 2. Both fancy ladies hail from Liberal.

If Mom’s pretty handy around the house, sign up at Bultman Inc. where she could win a $20 gift certificate for some of her DIY projects. Maybe she’s a bit mechanically-inmore clined and would appreciate NAPA’s Car Care basket. Be sure to enter your mom or grandma before Monday, May 12 at all of these Hugoton businesses. Selection of Super Mom 2014 will take place Monday, May 12. Winners at each business will be notified by the merchant. Super Mom will appear in next week’s issue of The Hugoton Hermes, after claiming her prize of $50 Chamber Bucks! So there you have it several gift ideas, along with fabulous prizes! Who could ask for more - and all right here in Stevens County!

ministrator Kathie Harbison, health information director Marilyn Crane, chief financial officer Dave Piper, clinic director Stacy Helget, human resources director Diane Porter, Pioneer Manor director of nursing Jennifer Featherston, Trevor Mangels from hospital/Pioneer Manor maintenance, Ashley Fiss of Fiss Architecture, County Commissioners Dave Bozone and Pat Hall, Tony McBride, and Leigh Angell and Arthur Bohlmann from the Stevens County Retail Pharmacy. The minutes of last month’s meeting and the current agenda were approved unanimously. Ashley Fiss of Fiss Architecture presented bids for the revised pharmacy Continued to page 4

ATTENTION! Hugoton Middle School and High School choirs will present their spring concert Monday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The date was originally set as May 5, but has been changed to May 12. The Hugoton Middle School and High School bands have also changed the date of their spring concert. They will perform their last concert of the year Monday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

Stevens County Economic Development Executive Director Neal Gillespie offers Tom Robb a key to the City of Hugoton at Tom’s recent farewell party.

Hugoton remembers two pillars of the community The Hermes recently received the news two former well-known Hugoton educators passed away recently. Teacher / Counselor / Councilman Robert "Bob" Mason, 62, of Ellis, passed from this life Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Hays Medical Center in Hays. Teacher / Coach Philip Robert Hower passed from this life Saturday, April 19, 2014. He was 72. Bob Mason served as the Hugoton High School Counselor for many years as well as a beloved teacher. He also did some coaching during his time in Hugoton. Bob served his community too, by serving on the Hugoton City Council for many years. Mr. Mason left his mark in Hugoton and will continue to be fondly remembered by many in the area.

Mr. Hower also left his mark. He was the head football coach for Hugoton High School in the mid 1960s. Some will also remember him as their math teacher, as Phil taught mathematics in Hugoton and other school systems for 48 years. Mostly though, Mr. Hower was a coach who loved the game of football and led his family on the adventurous life of a coaching family, moving quite often. He coached every level of the sport from first grade youth football to collegiate ball. He influenced many during his busy, busy life including many of his students and players in Hugoton who remember him well. Complete obituaries for these two men can be found on page two.

Please ensure pets are cool and comfortable The summer months are here. Please make sure there is always plenty of fresh water, food and shelter for your animals. Dogs with long matted fur need a summer haircut so they don’t overheat or develop heat sores under their fur. Dogs, like people, do sunburn. Make sure there is always some shade present. Animals are companions; everyone can all enjoy the summer fun together. From the Hugoton Animal Shelter.

Rowan has completed 1,000 books in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge at the Stevens County Library!! Way to go Rowan! We are so proud of you! Rowan is posing with the Clifford Dictionary he received in honor of his achievement.

Deric has completed the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge at the Stevens County Library. You ROCK Deric! Great job!

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B e l ie ve i t O r No t In the future, cars may not be built and assembled at automotive warehouses and factories full of automated robots. They may be the product of more efficient manufacturing thanks to 3D printing, which can produce relatively inexpensive, light and efficient automobiles. One pioneer, Jim Kor, founder of the Urbee 2, a 3Dprinted vehicle, made a three-wheel, two-passenger vehicle with plastic through Fused Deposition Modeling, or FDM. This involves spraying molten polymer layer by

layer to build the car chassis. The entire car, which is roughly ten feet long, took about 2,500 hours to build. What would normally be several pieces of metal and other components in a traditional car is now made from fewer and larger pieces that result in a lighter vehicle. And a car with less weight can use fuel more efficiently. Vehicles made through 3D printing may be the wave of the future, potentially revolutionizing automobile construction. From Metro Editorial Services.

HUGOTON POLICE REPORT Business Hours, Call 544-4959 After Hours, Call 544-2020 Monday, April 28, 2014 • Welfare Check; 1100 South Madison; All is Okay; Sergeant Johnson • Hit & Run; 400 Block of South Van Buren; Took Report; Sergeant Johnson Tuesday, April 29, 2014 • Citizen Assist; 500 Block of South Monroe; Public Service; Officer Crane • Missing Juvenile; Located; Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock; 600 Block of South Monroe; Citizen Assist; Sergeant Johnson Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Vehicle Unlock; 200 Block of West City Limits; Citizen Assist; Officer Lamatsch Thursday, May 1, 2014 • Welfare Check; 500 Block of West Eighth; All is Okay; Officer Lamatsch • Medical Alarm; 500 Block of South Washington; All is Okay; Officer Lamatsch • Medical Assist; 200 Block of Wilson; Public Service; Officer Hagman

Friday, May 2, 2014 • Loud Music; 1000 Block of South Monroe; Advised to Turn it Down; Sergeant Johnson Saturday, May 3, 2014 • Dog at Large; 1000 Block of South Harrison; Returned to Owner; Sergeant Johnson • Possible Domestic; 1000 Block of South Coulter; Verbal Argument; Sergeant Johnson • Vehicle Unlock; 800 Block of Main; Refused to Unlock-Suspended DL; Officer Crane Sunday, May 4, 2014 • Non-Injury Accident; 400 Block of Jackson; Took Report; Sergeant Johnson • Dogs at Large; 300 Block of South Madison; Dogs Impounded; Officer Crane • Criminal Damage; 400 Block of East Ninth; Took Report; Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock; 800 Block of South Main; Citizen Assist; Officer Crane • Citizen Assist; Public Service; Officer Crane

Stevens County Fire Department and Ambulance Report Stevens County Emergency Services run activity for April 28 through May 4. Fire Department Hugoton Station Saturday, May 3 - 1:32 p.m. dispatched to Road BB and Road 24 for a grass fire. Fire Department

Moscow Station Saturday, May 3 - 1:32 p.m. dispatched to Road BB and Road 24 for a grass fire. Ambulance Activity One medical run and one Life Flight.

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Obituaries Larry Lewis Longtime Stevens County resident Larry Lee Lewis, 67, passed from this life Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Stevens County Hospital in Hugoton.

The son of Edgar D. Lewis and the former Mary E. Fellers, Larry was born July 9, 1946 in Liberal. August 20, 1966, Larry and Nancy G. York were united in marriage in Kismet. Larry and his family moved to Hugoton in 1973 from Kismet.

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Survivors include his wife Nancy G. Lewis of Hugoton; two sons, Arron Lewis and wife Janis of Olathe and Kelly Lewis and wife Melissa of Hugoton; daughter Monica Lewis and companion Dana Davis of Wichita; two brothers, Richard Lewis of Dodge City and Rodney Lewis and wife Susan of Kismet; his nine grandchildren; and his many other relatives and friends. Larry was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial services were attended Tuesday morning, May 6, 2014 at the First Christian Church in Hugoton with Pastor Bob Rich presiding. Burial followed in the Kismet Cemetery under the direction of Paul’s Funeral Home of Hugoton. A memorial has been established for the Family. Memorials may be mailed to Paul’s Funeral Home, PO Box 236, Hugoton, Ks 67951.

Robert “Bob” Mason Former Hugoton resident Robert "Bob" Mason, 62, of Ellis, passed from this life Sunday, May 4 2014 at Hays Medical Center in Hays.

Born October 13, 1951 in Independence, Bob was the son of King Mason and the former Sylvia Kimzey. Bob was a 1969 graduate of McCracken High School and attended Fort Hays State University. He married Lois Berland at St Ann Catholic Church in Zurich August 4, 1979. Robert was employed as an educator / counselor at USD 210 in Hugoton and USD 241 in Sharon Springs. He served many years with the city council in Hugoton until his health influenced him to retire.

Mr. Mason was a member of the St Mary's Catholic Church in Ellis. He was well known for his love of the outdoors and wildlife. Bob was also noted for his craftsmanship, entrepreneurship and inventions. Survivors include wife Lois; daughter Courtney Espinoza and husband Sylvester of Dallas, Tx.; and his two adored granddaughters, Sofia and Adriana Espinoza of Dallas. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and sister-inlaw Carol Slingsby. Funeral services were attended Wednesday morning, May 7, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Plainville. Burial followed in St. Ann Cemetery in Zurich. Memorials are suggested to the St Mary's Grade School in Ellis in care of Brock’s Funeral Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays, Ks 67601. Condolences may be sent to www.keithleyfuneralchapels. com. or Lois Mason, 121 Country View Lane, Ellis, Ks. 67637-1892.

Friends and family gathered last week to remember and honor Russ Mutdosch. Mr. Mutdosch passed from this life Friday, April 25, 2014 at his home in Marlow, Ok. He was 76.

Born July 1, 1937 in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of Russell J. Mutdosch and the former Ruth Ramsey. Russ grew up in Pittsburgh where he attended school. After high school, he joined the United States Army in 1975. His military service brought him to Fort Sill, Ok. He then worked for civil service in finance and accounting from 1976 until his retirement in 2000. December 12, 1986, Russ and Mary (Bohanan) Austin were united in marriage in Wichita Falls, Tx. Russ enjoyed woodworking and was a great storyteller to his grandkids. He was a member of the Central

Annis Belle Stremel Word has been received of the death of Annis Belle Stremel, age 82. Mrs. Stremel passed away Monday, April 28, 2014 at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin.

Darrell Headrick The death of Darrell Dean Headrick, age 60, has been learned. Mr. Headrick passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita after a hard fought battle to regain his health following a sudden collapse about one month ago.

He was born April 23, 1954 at Liberal, the son of E. Dean Headrick and the former Verna Jantzen. A 1972 graduate of Southwestern Heights High School, Darrell was also a graduate of Southwest Kansas Area VoTech. Darrell was a dedicated farmer, farming all his life on the family farm, Headrick Farms. When he was younger, he loved to ride motorcycles and go fishing. He was a collector of John Deere and Harley Davidson. He always made time for family, whether making jokes at family get togethers or attending ball games, school activities and even trips to rock concerts. Survivors include his wife Connie of Liberal; his mother Verna Headrick of Kismet; one

step-son, Randy Johnson of St. Francis; two step-daughters, Ronda Staats and husband Brent and Shelly Presley and husband Matt, all of Liberal; his two brothers, Jeff Headrick and wife Liz of Kismet and Dan Headrick and wife Anita of Hot Springs, Ar.; his sister Connie Cox and husband Steven of Long Island; five grandchildren, Hailey Staats Parker, Taylor Staats, Chance Johnson, Codi Presley and Dalton Moody; his great granddaughter, Ellie Parker; three nephews, Aaron Green, Andrew Green and Nathan Headrick; six nieces, Angela McKenna, Jessica Brewer, Amie Benson, Casie Headrick, Emily Headrick and Sarah Headrick; and many great nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his father Dean Headrick and grandparents, Clyde and Nell Headrick and Dan and Ida Jantzen. Funeral services were attended Wednesday morning, May 7, at Kismet United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Myers presiding. Burial followed at the Kismet Cemetery under the direction of Brenneman Funeral Home of Liberal.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Meade State Park, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or the Great Plains Angels for Animals in care of Brenneman Funeral

Home, 1212 W. Second, Liberal, Ks. 67901. Condolences may be sent to the family at

High Baptist Church and was reborn in November of 2003. Russ will be missed by all who knew him. Survivors include his wife Mary of the home; his son Dennis Austin and wife Teresa of Hugoton; five daughters, Carrie White of Lawton, Ok., Lisa Hight of Lawton, Amy Mutdosch of Lawton, Debra Rogers and husband Tom of Wolfeboro, N.H. and Donna Grubbs and husband Lloyd of Lawton; two sisters, Pat Hughes and husband Bill of Marlene, Ok. and Sue Bailey and husband Jim of Pittsburgh; brotherin-law Tom Lewis of Pittsburgh; his grandchildren, Jason White, Christi White, Christopher Hight, Alesia and Christopher Hinds, Brian and Marie Austin, Courtney and Brian Steers, Nicole and Troy Shupe, Brittney Rogers, Brandon and Kayesha Austin, Joshua Grubbs and Andrew Grubbs; 15 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of loving friends. Funeral services were attended Monday afternoon, April 28 at the Leticia Baptist Church in Lawton with Rev. Lloyd Grubbs and Rev. Jim Spurlock officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens of Lawton. Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

She was born January 14, 1932 in Stevens County, the daughter of Howard Willis and the former Lenora Amen Hodges. Annis grew up in Hugoton and attended Hugoton

schools. She graduated from Cosmetology School and owned her own salon in Liberal. She also worked in the cafeteria at McKinley Grade School after retiring from the salon. Annis married Willie Williams. He preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, David Stremel of Montana and Carl Stremel of Alabama; her daughter Caroline Mays of Tennessee; numerous grandchildren; and great grandchildren. Those preceding her in death were her parents and eight siblings. Graveside services were attended Friday afternoon, May 2, 2014 at the Hugoton Cemetery with Pastor Bob Bates officiating. Arrangements were in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 423 S. Main, Hugoton, Ks 67951.

Philip Hower Former Hugoton teacher and coach, Philip Robert Hower went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 19, 2014. Mr. Hower was 72 and had made his home in Winfield. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Phil was born January 26, 1942 in El Dorado, the son of Robert Theodore “Bob” Hower and the former Mildred Ruth DeLong. October 4, 1962 Phil and Sandra Flick were married at Grace United Methodist Church. To this union they were blessed with two daughters, Paige and Shawn. When Phil graduated from college, the adventurous life of a coaching family began. They had moving down to a science. Phil was active in the Fellowship of Christian Ath-

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock; if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me. Revelation 3:20

letes program and the whole family attended several summer FCA Camps at Estes Park. Over the years wonderful friendships evolved between the players and their families. Many of the players still kept in touch with Phil. Phil taught mathematics in high school for 48 years. Even though he was a successful teacher his love was for football. In 1963, as a student at Southwestern College, he was named to the Methodist All-American University and Elevens team. He coached every level of the sport from first grade youth football to collegiate ball. Mr. Hower was a head coach for Hugoton High School in the mid 1960’s; also later for Kiowa High School, Independence High School, Scott City High School, Southwestern College and Winfield High School. He was a Shrine Bowl coach in 1975 and Head Shrine Bowl coach in 1976. In later years Phil worked as an assistant football coach at Friends University. He coached in six conference teams and six NAIA games. In his spare time he coached Girls’ Softball, Track, Girls’ Basketball, wrestling, and taught drivers’ education. He

also taught math at Burden High School and Cowley County Community College evening classes. Phil moved to Winfield when his father Bob became a coach at Southwestern College. He graduated from Winfield High School and Southwestern College. While attending Southwestern he worked as a fireman and policeman to earn extra income. He also did graduate work at Fort Hays State University, Wichita State University, Northwestern State College in Oklahoma, and was awarded two National Science Foundation Scholarships. Mr. Hower was awarded the Master Teacher Award 1997, inducted into the Southwestern College Hall of Fame 1992, Society of John

Wesley, Community Cornerstone Award 2012, Coach of the year 1988-1989, Excellence in Education Award 1997, and the Foundation Builder Award. Phil was preceded in death by an infant brother Steve and his parents Bob and Mildred Hower. Survivors include his wife Sandra ”Sandi”; children, Paige Camp and husband Bo and Shawn Shriver and husband John; his grandchildren, Sam, Eliza, Jenifer and Dustin; great grandchildren, Skylar, Damien, Levi, Jaylen and Jade and husband Brian; great great grandchildren Paiton and Cassidy; and his sisters, Susan Fronk and husband LeRoy and Kris Breidenbach and husband Ken. Memorial services for Mr. Hower were attended Saturday morning, May 3, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Winfield. Memorials are suggested to Southwestern College and the First United Methodist Church. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Condolences may be emailed to funeraldirector@ Swisher-Taylor & Morris is the funeral home in charge of arrangements.

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Elected officials bid Tom Robb farewell Stevens County elected officials gathered in the dining room at Ranchitos to bid a fond farewell to Tom Robb of Abengoa. Tom will be working out of Saint Louis, Missouri from now on. Tom Robb has been Abengoa’s Public Relations agent in Hugoton for the past seven years. Tom commented that he has really enjoyed working in this area. What has truly impressed him is the quality and the character of the people that he was dealing with.

He informed the officials that Abengoa plans to begin shipping out the first ethanol in July 2014. It is Tom’s guess that it will be a year or 18 months before they will go into full production. Tom reported that the generator at the plant is running at a lower level. They are not generating enough electricity to run the entire plant at this time because the biomass line is not up to full capacity. Robb stated that this plant is over-engineered. The cost

of construction is high because of this practice. Someday, Abengoa may begin construction on a plant called Hugoton II in the future. Abengoa plans to have 79 permanent positions available in this plant when it is in full production. There will also be contracted positions available when the cellulose is harvested. Positions will be offered for 24 hour security. Remembering the dirty weather that Hugoton has

endured this past week, Stevens County Economic Development Director Neal Gillespie presented Tom a jar of Hugoton dirt so he would not forget this part of the country. Neal joked that if Tom really got homesick, he could throw the dirt in the air and stand under it. Tom was also presented a ‘Gold Key’ to the city. Hugoton will miss seeingTom Robb at all the local meetings.

KU researcher finds early schooling laws benefit minorities A University of Kansas researcher has found early United States compulsory schooling laws produced hidden gains in school attendance and educational attainment among minority students. Emily Rauscher, an assistant professor of sociology, said results in her study could support calls for all states to require American students to attend school until they are 18. "Based on these findings, if you raise the minimum level of schooling, you are by default lifting the bottom end, so that should increase equality," said Rauscher, whose study was published this month online in the American Educational Research Association's journal Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. In the study, Rauscher examined U.S. Census data on school attendance from 1850 to 1920, which includes the time period in which all U.S. states passed compulsory schooling laws requiring students to attend school up to a certain age. Massachusetts passed the first law in 1852, and Mississippi was the last in 1918. She included data for all youth ages six to 13 who had valid information about their father’s occupational status in order to investigate how effects of the compulsory laws varied by social background. To investigate the effects of compulsory education on educational attainment, Rauscher relied on data from the 1940 census, which includes information about the

highest grade level each person in the household completed. This was the first census to record educational attainment, and it was also enough years removed that the adults in each state had completed their schooling, but were still young at the time of the compulsory schooling laws. Rauscher said past research on the history of compulsory schooling had concluded the laws had no effect. "They found little to no effect of the early laws," she said. However, Rauscher said those studies mostly measured the average effect of compulsory education laws and did not examine how reforms would bump up students who were previously least likely to attend school, such as students of immigrants, racial minorities and those of lower socio-economic status. In the late 1800s to early 1900s, poorer families likely relied on their children to produce income, so they would forgo sending them to school. "They would be the ones who would most likely need the added push of the compulsory schooling laws," Rauscher said. Her analysis found that the compulsory laws did weaken the relationship between social background and school attendance over time. The largest gains occurred among young men in nonSouthern states, where the laws reduced class inequality in attendance by 25 percent and race gaps by 30 percent. Rauscher said the social climate of the time period she studied likely contributed to

finding the highest gain among young men in the Northern states. School segregation especially in Southern states was not outlawed until the Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1954, and she said male students likely had a higher incentive to attend school in the first half of the 20th century because there were fewer jobs available for women at the time. Applying her results to the current context, Rauscher said today's U.S. education system most closely resembles schooling in the North during the late 1800s and early 1900s. "If we did extend the compulsory schooling law, it would be much more strongly enforced, so it probably would be more effective," Rauscher said. "This should help increase equality in educational attainment by race and class," President Barack Obama in 2012 urged all states to require students to attend school until age 18. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, compulsory schooling extends to age 18 in more than 20 states, but a few of those states also have exemptions allowing a student to stop attending school with a parent's permission, for example. The rest have a maximum age of 16 or 17. Rauscher said her study is timely as the federal government and states seek ways to close the achievement gap, especially among minority male students who score lower on standardized tests than white students. Obama

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in February also unveiled his "My Brother's Keeper Initiative," aimed at helping minority male students become more successful. School districts also grapple with reducing dropout rates as they face tougher state and federal standards. "Anyone who is staying in school longer is at least learning something in those years, while dropouts are learning in other settings that are probably less structured and less valued by society," she said. "Everybody's learning, but I would think that if you want test score achievement, that's going to get boosted more by staying in school longer, as opposed to being on the street." She said schools could boost vocational programs and job training to help students who are closer to 18 but may seek to enter the job market as opposed to college. Additionally, school districts could use compulsory education as a focal point to prepare elementary students. "It might encourage teachers to invest more and see every student as a long-run student because the school is going to have them for the long run rather than be done with them at 16," Rauscher said. "It could encourage higher graduation rates, too. It should." Submitted by the University of Kansas.

Stevens County Commissioner Pat Hall gives Abengoa’s Tom Robb a farewell handshake. Robb has been transferred to begin work at Saint Louis, Mo.

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Hospital Board plan Phase I, which includes the new drive-thru window, all electrical, cabinets, new lighting, new finishes, some dry work and some concrete work. Painting will be done by the maintenance crew to cut some of the construction costs. Pharmacist in charge Arthur Bohlman added shelving purchased from Bloodhart’s Drug when it closed will be used to cut down costs. He also said that security for narcotics will be “the best there is”. Two bids were received: Aqua Shield – $117,641 and McBride Construction – $86,850. The board voted unanimously to accept the bid from McBride Construction.

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Continued from page 1 had been updated with changes coming with the implementation of the affordable care act or “Obamacare”. Kathie Harbison updated the board for Pioneer Manor. The current census is 68. She said the residents had really enjoyed the Cinco do Mayo celebration. Jennifer Featherston, Director of Nursing at Pioneer Manor, gave a brief update for the implementation of the new electronic health record system. Hospital administrator Linda Stalcup updated the board for the strategic planning retreat designed to get everyone on the same page, helping everyone to understand their roles and the

Diane Porter updated the board about the positions open in the hospital and Manor. She said the new Facebook page has been well received. Stacy Helget presented the clinic report. She said numbers were fairly steady even with the exodus of Abengoa workers. She said Friday had been Jana Morris’s last day and that Steika Gilmore would return to work May 7. (If you see her, offer best wishes as she is returning from her honeymoon.) Board chairman Warren Willis reported about the health network conference he and Patty Lahey had attended where they had gained new perspectives for health care and

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

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.



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. Life Groups Sunday Nights - 6:00 p.m. Inside Out Kids Wed. - 6:30 p.m. Student Ministry @ The Turnaround Wed. 7:00 p.m.

BETHEL FRIENDS CHURCH 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 Church: 544-2825 Home: 453-0965 Lee Rottman 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.

600 S. Van Buren - 544-2715 Pastor Heath Kelley 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


TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 516 N.E. Avenue 544-2355 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Worship Service - 10:45 a.m. Rev. Larry Bradford, Interim Pastor 544-9492 or 598-2400 YOU ARE WELCOME!

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 828 S. Main Hugoton 544-8715 Reverend Jo Mead, Pastor Monday Bible Study - 1:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Praise! Kids - 3:45 p.m. Wednesday Jr. High Youth Fellowship - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Sr. High Youth Fellowship - 7:00 p.m. Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m.

801 W. City Limits 544-2652 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship - 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Service - 7:00 p.m. Call 544-2652 for Church Bus




Eighth and Main 544-2210 506 East Eighth - 544-2295 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship - 10:30 a.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

SOVEREIGN REDEEMER CHURCH Pastor - Eric Mason 620-544-6386

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

Crane - Marlin The parents of Britney Maria Crane and Vance Cameron Marlin are happy to announce the recent engagement of their children. Britney is the daughter of Vance and Kendrea Hall and the late Ronald E. Crane of Hugoton and Vance is the son of Monty and Ellen Marlin of Sublette. The couple plan to marry September 6, 2014 at the Sublette Southern Baptist Church in Sublette. A reception will follow the ceremony.


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importance of supporting each other. This retreat will involve hospital staff, board members and some community leaders. She shared with the board a report of The Importance of the Health Care Sector to the Kansas Economy. This year’s data confirms that the health care sector is among the strongest in the state’s economy. Kansas hospitals employ 81,303 people or 4.3 percent of all job holders in the state. The entire health care sector in Kansas employs nearly 224,000 people. This includes medical personal, veterinarians, gyms, fitness centers, etc. Chief financial officer Dave Piper updated the board about some of the impact the affordable care act will have on the budget. He presented the 2015 proposed budget. The board voted unanimously to approve the proposed budget which will be referred to the county commissioners. In old business, the board voted unanimously to approve the amended employee handbook. Motion was made and passed unanimously to adjourn following an executive session. The next meeting of the hospital/nursing home board is scheduled for Monday, June 2, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Manor conference room.

598-2455 Church 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.

provide the fire department with. He reminded the commissioners of the new industries that have been added and some of the danger aspects that have consequently been added for firemen. The county needs to make sure the firemen are well insured. Tommy went into detail about the policies for each fireman and what is provided by each. The state helps with the policies by paying 85%. There are now 30 firemen in service for Stevens County. Commissioners said they will discuss this some more. Martin Daharsh stopped in to discuss a concern he has. He said this thing out at the ponds is just getting ridiculous. He stated he was mowing on his own property, near the alley on east city limits. As he stepped off his mower he was buzzed by a dirt bike going 45 to 55 miles per hour. He said the Sheriff’s Department was quick to take care of the incident and admitted he does see them patrolling the area. But he said they have a

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bad problem with bikes and ATVs flying down the alleys out there. He said besides the safety of the residents they are causing a dirt fog problem. He said he read in the paper last year a fence might be in the plans but he said he hasn’t seen it. He knows of no other solution but had been visiting with other residents in the same area. Much discussion followed. The fact that the city allows these bikes and ATVs to travel down alleyways does not help the situation. If they had to be loaded up and hauled out to the ponds it might help with the control of them. Possibly a property tax or an off road permit might help. Dave and Ted both agreed a fence will be probably the best thing. Bob Johnson said the county’s hands are a little tied if the city allows them down the alleys. Pat commented he sees that there is not much for kids to do in Hugoton, but safety has to be seen to. Daharsh said he is going to go talk to the city council. Dave said to let him know, he wants to go with him. Ted said when the ponds are full it helps but since it is dry it is chaotic. Summer is here and it will be a mess. He says he only sees a fence as a help. Martin said he has no problem with the kids riding but there needs to be respect. They all agreed the county cannot do this alone, the city will have to help also. Ted suggested from First Street to almost Sixth really needs to be fenced. That will help the Sheriff’s Department have some control. Josh Morris and Nancy Honig were next on the agenda. Josh said he is acting county director for Nancy while she is on sabbatical. They brought in the 2015 budget for the Stevens County Extension. They have not increased their budget for a number of years but saw it necessary to increase it somewhat for 2015. Dean Van Horn and Abel Sullivan came along in support. Commissioners commended the Extension for the good job they are doing. Sherri Martin from Stevens County Conservation brought in their budget for 2015. She said they have not increased their budget since 2005 but have to increase it for 2015. Things have been increasing since 2007 but they have been trimming down wherever they could and using some of their backup funds. Her department is very conservative. They will probably be put out of their office for a short time again as they were last year. She wants to be prepared for that. Last year they set up shop in her dining room. It didn’t work out too well. The commissioners said they will look their budget over. Susan Schulte talked about some issues for the Memorial

Hall. Greg Wellbrock came in and requested an executive session. No action was taken. Miscellaneous items: Bob Eyestone will be asked to serve again on the Library Board. Phillip Willis stopped in to get some signatures. Pat Hall was appointed to make up a proposal for the city. They discussed the roads that are done by the Manor addition. They look really good. Commissioners discussed the Fireman Relief Fund. They agreed this should be done. Russell Child Development and another entity brought in their budgets and request for contracts. Paula Rowden brought in the bids for the sprinkler system at the Health Department. The bids were far apart. Paula had already left so the commissioners decided to ask her to come back after lunch to explain what she specified in her request for bids. Next on the schedule was a group of gentlemen requesting that Road M be extended. They said they have to travel through town to move their equipment to other fields and would really like to have the road extended. They also feel it is a safety issue as the good road comes to an end and goes into a two track road. This could be a wreck waiting to happen. Bob will check with the landowners involved. It may become a legal issue, but it will be pursued. Some changes in meeting dates were discussed and tabled. The bids for the health department were discussed some more. Janet Smith came in to discuss the trailer issue from a few meetings ago. She had drawn out plans for their trailer as well as statistics for it. Bob suggested getting a copy of the zoning laws for Hugoton/Stevens County. She already had one. Bob said there is a procedure to follow to request an exception. Janet left saying she understands the matter is still on the table then. The commissioners took their lunch break and returned at 1:00 p.m. The subject of meeting date changes came up again. It was decided to change the May 19 meeting to May 20. A legal notice will be published in the May 15 newspaper. The commissioners discussed putting their lots in the Manor addition on sale. This was agreed to and it was decided to sell them for half price until September 1, 2014. Paula Rowden came in. After much discussion it was decided to accept the low bid from Gray’s Yard Service. Paula is to get a detailed list of what all their bid entails before they start. Meeting adjourned.

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What’s Happenin with Hugoton Students?

Fifth Grade Choir Students present their concert in the Elementary School Gym. Students are directed Tuesday,

April 29 by Mrs. Lindsay Denton and accompanied by Mrs. Cynthia Hancock at the piano.

Mr. Mark Newton presents the sixth grade band at their concert last Tuesday evening. Students entertained the crowd with several impressive pieces of music.

Carolina Sanchez, Alondra Camacho and Elizabeth Froese participate in speed stacking plastic cups at the recent Mini Relay for Life.

Hugoton Middle School Tracksters Carlos Tinoco, Nathan Leininger, Azareal Rodriguez, Brooklyn Harper, Damyan DonJuan, Ivan

Villa, Ismael Urquidi and Adan Vera beam at the recent middle school track meet at Holcomb.

Bradley Campbell proudly displays his plaque denoting his record 39 wrestling wins, the most this season by an Eagle. Bradley also competed at State wrestling in Salina.

End of year procedures for high school students outlined The 2013 - 2014 school year is quickly drawing to a close! Pre-enrollment for high school students will be May 19 in the MS/HS cafeteria. Incoming seniors/2015 graduates will enroll from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m.; juniors/2016 graduates from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.; and sophomores/2017 graduates from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Incoming freshmen/2018 graduates will receive enrollment forms May 12. Students will choose six electives with the help of Mrs. Mahan and Mrs. Gaskill. Over the sum-

mer, the counselor will build the freshmen schedules using two of the six selected electives. Freshmen enrollment forms must be handed in no later than May 20 at the Freshmen Transition meeting. No students will be allowed to enroll early. If you are unable to attend enrollment, a parent can attend or Mrs. Mahan can assist you. Regarding checkout procedures for the end of the year, students will be given a check out sheet next week. Friday, May 16, high school students

may start checking out by turning in books and other classroom items to their teachers. Some students may also be able to clean out their

lockers and have teachers sign the check out form. Students may complete the check out process Monday, May 19.

schedule change The May 5 Hugoton Middle/High School Choir concert has been moved to Monday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the HHS Auditorium. The HMS/HHS bands will perform Monday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Audra Perry, Taylor Grubbs, Ella Martin and Aracely Rivera look a bit taken aback at the Mini Relay for Life last week at the Hugoton Elementary School. Students gathered donations in the amount of $6,826.43 in the fight against cancer.

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Aren and Hannah from Abengoa wow the students at Heritage Christian with their impressive demonstration of the ethanol making process. Ross Grewell, at far left, and Will Barker, second runner from right, compete at the recent track meet in Garden City. Official results from the track meet will be featured in an upcoming issue of The Hermes.

Abengoa representatives Aren and Hannah visit HCA to share the basics of making bioethanol. Their visit was very appreciated by the students and teachers.

HCA Spring Concert Heritage Christian Academy will host their Spring Concert

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Heritage Christian Academy athletes McKenna Hamlin, at left, and Annha Eshbaugh, at right, sprint down Garden City Community College’s track during the track meet Friday, May 2.

Heritage Christian’s Rustin Pearcy leaps across the sand during the long jump event at the track meet last Friday. Student-athletes from several schools showed their skills at the meet.

Ross Grewell, Will Barker, Gavin Williams, McKenna Hamlin and Molly McClure are excited to dig into the Passover meal at Heritage Christian Academy before Easter.

HCA teachers help all the students wash their hands properly before the Passover meal recently. Teachers and students came together to learn about the Easter holiday and its significance.

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The Hugoton High School track team really had a great evening for a track and field meet Friday, May 2 in Hugoton. “We had some good performances. The kids continue to make good progress,” said Coach Nick Rodriguez. The team is getting into the last few weeks of track and field. There will be a meet at Lakin May 9, and Hugoton will host the league Track meet May 15. The Regional track meet will be May 23. Girls’ Results High Jump 6 Catie LeNeve 4-08.00 Long Jump 6 Ana Pena 14-03.25 Triple Jump 1 Ana Pena 33-02.00 6 Taylor Fiss 30-09.00 Javelin 2 Taylor Fiss 109’ 3” 1600m Run 5 Jackie Garcia 6:09.91 3200m Run 2 Katie Heger 12:30.49

Boys’ Results High Jump 2 Tony Kinser 6-00.00 Pole Vault 4 Logan Frederick 11-00.00 Long Jump 1 Mitchell Persinger 19-02.75 Discus 6 Luis Sanchez 119’ 2” Javelin 1 Logan Frederick 156’ 1” Shot Put 2 Luis Sanchez 46’ 8 ¾” 4x800m Relay 1 Luis Castro, Manuel Mendez, Edgar Don Juan, Luis Castro 8:36.64 110M Hurdles 4 Marshall Nightingale 18:03 6 Caleb Gayer 19.01 1600m Run 1 Issac Castro 4:43.97 3 Miguel Martinez 4:52.60 6 Chance Ghumm 5:04.50 4x100m Relay 3 Hugoton 400m Run 3 Pedro Ordonez 54.19 6 Manuel Mendez 55.17 800m Run

Estefani Armendariz races towards the finish line during Hugoton’s Invitational track meet. 2 Ulises Armendariz 2:07.37 3 Luis Castro 2:09.76 5 Edgar Don Juan 2:12.64 200m Dash 5 Wade Heger 23:89 3200m Run 1 Issac Castro 10:16.79

3 Miguel Martinez 10:33.03 5 Chance Ghumm 11:05.08 4x400m Relay 1 Hugoton Luis Castro, Ulises Armendariz, Edgar Don Juan, Pedro Ordonez 3:33. 29

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Taryn Garza throws the softball to first base for the out during the game against Lakin Monday. Caleb Gayer glides over the hurdles as he makes his way to the finish line.

Taylor Fiss throws the javelin as far as possible during a recent track meet in Elkhart.


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3 Trace Peterson 2:59.71 1600m Run 1 Kole Kahl 5:40.57 2 Takoda Eckert 5:42.47 3 Ian Pomeroy 6:42.90 3200m Run 1 Kole Kahl 12:51.69 2 Hunter Dale 13:53.54 110m Hurdles 1 Marshal Nightingale 18.44 2 Caleb Gayer 19.14 4x100m Relay 2 Ben Cabrera, Noel Camacho, Oscar Rubio, Miguel Rubio 48.78 4x400m Relay 1 Ben Cabrera, Kole Kahl, Trace Peterson, Marshal Nightingale 4:44.03 High Jump 1 Tony Kinser 5-10.00 Long Jump 2 Caleb Gayer 17-07.00 3 Rance Ralstin 17-02.50 4 Tony Kinser 15-06.00 Shot Put 2 Moses Carrillo 32-05.00 3 Alfredo Luna 32-00.00 4 Kole Kahl 31-01.00 Discus Throw 1 Moses Carillo 100-04 2 Alfredo Luna 89-01 Javelin Throw 1 Alfredo Luna 110-11.50 3 Moses Carrillo 100-10.50

Boy’s team places third at Holcomb

Sports Schedule Thursday, May 8, 2014 Boys’ Junior Varsity Golf Invitational at Home; 3:00 p.m. Boys’ Varsity & Junior Varsity Baseball Doubleheader vs Colby at Home; 4:00 p.m. Girls’ Varsity & Junior Varsity Softball Doubleheader at Colby High School; 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014 Varsity Track Invitational at Lakin High School; 3:00 p.m. Boys’ Varsity Baseball Doubleheader at Scott City High School; 4:00 p.m. Girls’ Varsity & Junior Varsity Softball Doubleheader vs Scott at Home; 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014 Boys’ Varsity Golf Invitational at Ulysses High School; 9:00 a.m.

The Hugoton High School track team traveled to Rolla to compete in the Fifty-third Annual Ron Reed High School Invitational April 28, 2014. Girls’ Results 100m Dash 2 Anna Trotter 15.24 5 Ana Escobar 15.51 200m Dash 2 Ana Escobar 34.21 3 Anna Trotter 35.78 Shot Put 1 Anna Trotter 31-04.00 3 Carly Hittle 29-11.00 4 Abigail Crawford 21-06.50 Discus Throw 2 Anna Trotter 86-06 3 Carly Hittle 63-05 4 Abigail Crawford 48-02.50 Javelin Throw 2 Abigail Crawford 52-01 Boys’ Results 100m Dash 2 Miguel Rubio 12.09 4 Ben Cabrera 12.81 Oscar Rubio 13.11 200m Dash 2 Miguel Rubio 25.31 3 Noel Camacho 27.07 400m Dash 3 Tony Kinser 1:01.63 4 Ben Cabrera 1:01.88 800m Run 2 Takoda Eckert 2:35.95

Edgar Don Juan hands the baton to team mate Ulises Armendariz during Hugoton’s Invitational Track Meet.

Eagles compete at Scott City Invitational Track meet Hugoton High School track and field team traveled to Scott City for an Invitational Track meet April 22, 2014. Girls’ Results 800m Run 4 Katie Heger 2:45.47 3200m run 2 Katie Heger 13:25.28 Triple Jump 4 Ana Pena 32-03.00 High Jump 6 Catie LeNeve J4-06.00 Javelin Throw 1 Taylor Fiss 109-03 Team placed eighth Boys’ Results 4x800m Run 2 Ulises Armendariz, Luis Castro, Edgar Don Juan, Manuel Mendez 8:54.37 1600m Run 1 Issac Castro 5:02.21 5 Miguel Martinez 5:07.27 400m Run 5 Pedro Ordonez 55.61 300m Hurdles 2 Brad Hemann 43.53

800m Run 4 Luis Castro 2:15.81 200m Run 5 Jack Stalcup 25.31 6 Wade Heger 25.45 3200m Run 1 Issac Castro 10:56.32 2 Miguel Martinez 11:03.57 4x400m Relay 6 Hugoton, Ulises Armendariz, Luis Castro, Wade Heger, Pedro Ordonez Pole Vault 6 Logan Frederick 11-06.00 Shot Put 3 Luis Sanchez 45-02.00 Discus Throw 3 Luis Sanchez 125-00 Javelin Throw 1 Logan Frederick 149-07 Team placed third

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Hugoton High School Track and Field team traveled to Holcomb to compete in the Holcomb High School Invitational April 25, 2014. Girls Results 1600m Run 6 Katie Heger 6:03.69 Long Jump 4 Ana Pena 14-01.25 Triple Jump 3 Ana Pena 32-01.25 Team place eleventh Boys Results 200m Run 6 Jack Stalcup 23.98 4x800m Relay 1 Luis Castro, Manuel Mendez, Miguel Martinez, Issac Castro 8:32.93 1600m Run 6 Edgar Villa 5:10.85 400m Run

1 Ulises Armendariz 53.00 300m Hurdles 2 Brad Hemann 42.45 800m Run 4 Luis Castro 2:09.21 5 Edgar Don Juan 2:09.98 3200m Run 2 Issac Castro 10:04.29 4 Miguel Martinez 10:37.33 4x400m Relay 4 Wade Heger, Luis Castro, Manuel Mendez, Ulisses Armendariz Discus Throw 6 Luis Sanchez 117-09.50 Javelin Throw 4 Logan Frederick 138-01 Long Jump 3 Mitchell Persinger19-07.00 Shot Put 2 Luis Sanchez 44-01.00 Team placed third

Girl’s and boy’s teams both place fifth at Stanton County Hugoton High School track and Field team traveled to Johnson for the Stanton County Invitational April 22, 2014. Girls’ Results Shot Put 4 Anna Totter 29’ 4” Discus Throw 2 Anne Trotter 79-07 5 Carly Hittle 71-03.50 200m Run 6 Ana Escobar 32.31 Team placed fifth Boys’ Results 110m Hurdles 1 Caleb Gayer 18.44 100m Dash 4 Ben Cabrera 11.71 5 Miguel Rubio 11.72 1600m Run

3 Edgar Villa 5:22.12 4 Kole Kahl 5:28.95 6 Takoda Eckert 5:59.37 4x100m Relay 3 Ben Cabrera, Miguel Rubio, Oscar Rubio, Noel Camacho 400m Run 5 Ben Cabrera 1:00.26 800m Run 3 Hole Kahl 2:23.76 4 Edgar Villa 2:26.60 6 Takoda Eckert 2:41.96 3200m Run 5 Dale Hunter 13:09.66 4x400m Run 4 Takoda Eckert, Tony Kinser, Trace Peterson, Kole Kahl Team placed fifth

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Eagles defeat Guymon Tigers The Eagles traveled to Guymon Thursday where they put away the Tigers in five innings. Jumping to a 9 to 2 lead in the first inning, the Hugoton boys continued to hold Guymon until the third, where the Tigers scored their last run of the game. Hugoton again exploded in the fourth, where they added another eight runs and sealed the win. Hugoton took the win 17 to 3, run ruling the Tigers. Yates Sutton took the mound for the first three innings, taking the Eagles toward a big win. Sutton allowed two hits and three runs during the three innings. Two of the runs were earned. With two batters

walked and two strike outs Sutton ended his three innings with .577 percent after throwing 52 balls; 30 of those were strikes. Dakota Moodie came in to finish up the last two innings. Moodie had two hits and one strike out during the fourth and fifth innings. Throwing 18 balls with 13 of those being strikes he ended with a .722 ball/strike percentage. Hugoton sent 34 batters to the plate racking up 14 hits, 12 RBIs, five walks and one strike out. Sutton led in runs, scoring three on four hits and getting one RBI. All in all, the team ended with a 48 percent batting average for the game.

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Hugoton Hurricanes traveling basketball team places first at the MAYB Basketball Tournament in Garden City Saturday, April 26, 2014. Pictured are, back row Coach Pam Hamlin, Bailey Miller, Jordyn Beard, McKenna Hamlin

and Coach Lalane McClure. In the middle is Mikyn Hamlin. In the first row are Brooklyn Miller and Molly McClure. Not pictured are Olivah Archeleta and Jaelyn Kelley. Picture courtesy of Beth Beard.


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Wrangler 4-H’ers learn from project talks The April 2014 meeting of the Wranglers 4-H Club was called to order by Junior President Frances Gaskill. Flag salute, pledge and motto were led by Vallery and Lakoda Persing. Junior Secretary Jewels Kraisinger then called roll which was answered by "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Jewels then read the minutes

from the last month’s meeting. Garrette Hinds gave the treasurer’s report. Junior Reporter Connor Wells reported Club Reporter Raegan Hinds had submitted an article to the Hugoton Hermes. McKenzie Hinds then gave her Historian Report. At this time there were no 4-H Council or Junior Leadership reports for the

Kaitlyn Dobie gives her project talk about “Healthy Choices.” The Wrangler 4-H Club all learn from the inspiring project talks.

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club. Leader Carla Kerbow then gave the leader’s report. She reminded club members about various important dates from the newsletter. There was no new or unfinished business for the club. Program for the evening included a project talk from Garrette Hinds titled "From the Show Ring to the Table". His talk was over goat meat cuts. Kaitlyn Dobie gave a

project talk about "Healthy Choices". Jacob Bell finished the program by giving a talk about the weather. Emmett and Frances Gaskill led the club in an Easter Candy Hunt for Recreation. Refreshments and clean up were provided by the Wells and Kerbow families. Submitted by Wranglers Club Reporter Raegan Hinds.


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Garrette Hinds presents his project talk entitled “From the Show Ring to the Table.”

Women's heart attack symptoms can differ from men's Symptoms of a heart attack can include radiating pain down the arm and tightness in the chest. While these may be universally recognized symptoms of heart attacks for men, new studies have shown such symptoms are not necessarily what women can expect if they're having a heart attack. Research indicates women may experience symptoms quite different from men when it comes to heart attacks. Dismissing the symptoms of a heart attack can delay life-saving actions. It is critical for women to recognize warning signs. Even when signs are subtle, the results can be deadly. The American Heart Association notes a heart attacks occurs when blood flow bringing oxygen-rich blood to

the heart is slowed down or cut off. Arteries supplying blood flow to the heart may gradually become blocked by cholesterol, fat and plaque. The National Institutes of Health indicate women often experience new or unusual physical symptoms as early as a month before experiencing a heart attack. Women's symptoms may not be as predictable as men's, but there are still some signs to consider: * sweating, * pressure in the chest and back that may feel like a rope being tightened around the body, * nausea, * pain in the back, neck, jaw or stomach, * shortness of breath without having exerted yourself, * lightheadedness,

* chest pain may be present, but fewer than 30 percent of women actually experience any pain in their chest, * unusual fatigue, * indigestion, and/or * sleep disturbances. If a woman experiences any of the above symptoms and suspects a heart attack, it is better to be safe than sorry. First, call 9-1-1 and make sure to follow the operator's instructions. Chew and swallow an aspirin (325 mg) if you have one available. Aspirin will prevent platelets in the blood from clotting and further blocking up an affected artery. This prevents any other heart muscle cells from dying from a clot obstruction. If you suspect you are having a heart attack, do not

drive yourself to the hospital. Wait for paramedics or have someone else drive if you have no other choice. Lie down and try to remain as calm as possible until emergency responders arrive. Be somewhere safe in case you lose consciousness and have the door unlocked so EMTs can get inside your home should you lose consciousness. One of the best ways to remain healthy with regard to heart attack is to take certain preventative measures to reduce your risk of heart attack. Quitting smoking, walking 30 minutes per day and choosing foods lower in fat and dietary cholesterol can help prevent heart attacks. From Metro Editorial Services.

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The Ranchland Trust of Kansas or “RTK” invites professional and amateur photo submit tographers photographs for its third annual photo contest to showcase the natural beauty of ranching and grazing lands across the state. The competition offers Kansans the chance to explore the many activities, seasons and faces of Kansas’ ranching tradition. Participants should submit photos expressing the mission of RTK: “To preserve Kansas’ ranching heritage and open spaces for future generations through the conservation of working landscapes.” This may include landscape, livestock and people, with preference to grasslands, grazing land, ranchers, cattle and much more.

Participants may enter up to five photos. The entry deadline for the contest is September 10, 2014. Entries will be judged by a panel of professionals in the field of photography and by RTK representatives. All prizes for the contest are sponsored by Wolfe’s Camera of Topeka. A $25 Wolfe’s Print Services Card and a certificate for ten photo cards of the winning photo from Wolfe’s will be awarded to all ten winners in each category. Categories include: Grand Prize, Landscape, Livestock, People, Youth (ages five to 17), Kansas Livestock Association Member, Fan Favorite via Facebook voting and Honorable Mentions. The grand prize winner will receive an 11”x14” stretched photo can-

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, May 8, 2014) 1t NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY FEDERAL FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT For Proposed Development Hugoton Municipal Airport Stevens County, Kansas The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a Finding of No Signifi-

cant Impact (FONSI) for the improvements identified at the Hugoton Municipal Airport, Stevens County, Kansas. The FONSI is being made available to the public pursuant to Part 1506 of the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations concerning implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act. Copies of the FONSI can be viewed at the Hugoton Municipal Airport, Kansas Highway 56, Hugoton, Kansas 67951 or at the Federal Aviation Administration, Airports Division, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106.

PUBLIC NOTICE (First Published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, May 8, 2014) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS


IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LORETTA CAVNER, A/K/A LORETTA MAE CAVNER DECEASED Case No. 08-PR-4 NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are notified that on May 2, 2014, a Petition was filed in this Court by Kelly R. Cavner, an heir, devisee, legatee and named fiduciary in the Last

vas of their winning photo. For full contest rules and to enter, visit www.ranch For questions, please contact Samantha Kohman at 785273-5115 or samantha@

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Will and Testament of Loretta Cavner, deceased, dated February 23, 2001, requesting Informal Administration and to Admit the Will to Probate. You are required to file your written defenses to the Petition on or before May 30, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in this Court, in the City of Hugoton, in Stevens County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail to file your written defenses, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition.

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The State of Kansas To All Persons Concerned: You are hereby notified that on the 28th day of April, 2014, a Petition for Probate of Will and for Issuance of Letters Testamentary was filed in this Court by Roger Bonsall, one of the heirs, devisees and legatees and as the Executor named in the “Last Will



and Testament of Melva Bonsall,” deceased, and upon Voluntary Entry of Appearance and Waiver of Notice filed therein by all of the heirs at law, devisees and legatees of said decedent, Roger Bonsall was duly appointed Executor of the Last Will and Testament and Estate of Melva Bonsall. All creditors of the decedent are notified to exhibit their demands against the Estate within four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited they shall be forever barred. s/ Roger Bonsall James C. Dodge Sharp McQueen, P.A. 419 N. Kansas, P.O. Box 2619 Liberal, KS 67905-2619 Phone: (620) 624-2548 Attorney for Petitioner

Hugoton Congratulations 2014 Graduates! The Stevens County Library Summer Reading Program – Fizz, Boom, Read – sign ups for all ages are going on now at the library. Brochures are available at the signup desk in the front hallway. Hugoton is looking forward to having Biking Across Kansas come through town Saturday, June 7. Nine hundred riders and support crews will be coming through town on the start of their week-long trek across the state. They start either at the Colorado state line or Elkhart at about 7:00 a.m. and should start coming through town around 8:00 a.m. for most of the morning and early afternoon. They will be traveling along Highway 56 through Hugoton, Moscow and on to Satanta to spend the night. The Chamber plans to put out the “welcome mat” with a free water stop at


the City Park that morning to help the riders on their way. We also hope many of them will be stopping at our local businesses for refreshments or a meal, to see what our community has to offer, or pick up supplies or gifts for family and friends. If you have any questions about this event coming through town, give me a call at the Chamber office. Be sure to get your wife, mother or grandmother registered at participating merchants for the Super Mom contest. There are 21 participating merchants including The Showplace, Whites Foodliner, NAPA Auto Parts, Citizens State Bank, China, First National Bank, Stevens County Retail Pharmacy, Finishing Touches, Hugoton Hermes, and Pizza Hut. Each business has a special prize for their winner and the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce will give the grand prize winner

$50 in Chamber Bucks. The drawing for SUPER MOM will be Monday, May 12, 2014. The girls at Peace House have been working to get ready to open a Thrift Shop at 715 South Van Buren. If you have any items you would like to donate to this ministry, contact Patty Bultman at 620428-2046. They are currently open Tuesdays. Next race coming up at Dirtona Raceway – Saturday, May 31 – Pit Opens at 3:00 p.m., Go Kart Races (sponsored by the Parsons Trust) and Grandstands open at 4:00 p.m., Races start at 7:00 p.m. Go Karts, Micros, Hobbys, Elkhart Auto Supply Stock Cars, Sport Mods, Aqua Shield Construction Modifieds. Let’s go out to the races!! Shop STEVENS COUNTY First! The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce is here for YOU!

State leaders unveil new effort to help foster parents Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Phyllis Gilmore announced last Wednesday, May 1, in Topeka, a new effort to help foster parents. A Foster Care and Family Services Ombudsman will begin serving foster parents who have specific issues or concerns that need to be addressed. Niomi Burget currently serves as Director of Client Services for DCF. She will assume the new role of Ombudsman beginning July 1. Her office will be located in the Topeka DCF Service Center. A new toll free phone number will be established by that date for foster parents to call when they need help resolving a problem. “Niomi has a heart for helping others and she will do a tremendous job serving foster families in Kansas,” Secretary Gilmore said. “Creating an Ombudsman position to help foster parents is just a starting point; we will continue to look at other ways we can let foster parents know they are needed and appreciated.” The announcement was made during a foster care informational event at the Kansas State Capitol Building. A packed room was filled

with foster families and foster care stakeholders who heard from Governor Sam Brownback, Secretary Gilmore and Topeka foster parent Tim Wilson. The Governor urged Kansans to consider foster care. “There is a need and if we don’t step up to help, we’ll see more kids struggling,” Governor Brownback said. The Governor commended the Wilson family who have fostered 18 children. Tim Wilson shared his story of foster care with those in attendance. “All of the children we have fostered have been reunited with their biological families, and that’s the goal,” Wilson said. “If you have love and a home, consider foster care.” The informational stakeholder groups included KVC, St. Francis, Children’s Alliance, DCCCA, Ember Hope, Global Orphan Project, KCSL, KFAPA, KYAC, Project Belong, Safe Families, TFI and Wichita Children’s Home. The news conference was followed by lunch provided by KVC and St. Francis, and music was performed by the Topeka High School jazz band. Legislators were invited to speak with foster families and organizations to learn more about the foster care

system. Foster Care Statistics •There are currently 6,019 children in foster care in Kansas. •Approximately 2,500 family foster homes are licensed in Kansas. •Approximately 380 children are available for adoption in the state. •96 percent of children in foster care are placed in a family-like setting. •The average age of a foster child is eight. •43 percent of children in foster care are under six; 15 percent are 16 or older. •Children who will be reunited with their parents, spend an average of eight months in foster care. •To be a foster parent you must: – Be at least 21 – Pass background checks – Have sufficient income – Participate in a family assessment – Complete training – Obtain sponsorship – Complete first aid training – Be licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Submitted by Kansas Department for Children and Families.

Quillen awarded scholarship at CCC-Hastings Among approximately 160 individuals planning to attend Central Community College in Hastings, Ne., who have received scholarships for the 2014-15 academic

year is 2014 Hugoton High School graduate Kelsey Quillen. Kelsey is the daughter of Bryan and Deanna Quillen.

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Khalid and Aminah Gabriella, ages 13 and eight class in school is art, as she likes to paint and be creative. She is an outgoing and happy little girl that is kind and polite to her peers and adults. Both children want a family that will take the time to include them in family activities and give them the love and stability they deserve. A home with pets is a bonus as well. To learn more about adoption visit www.adoptk or call 877-4575430. The children’s case numbers are CH-5496 and CH-5497.

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STEVENS COUNTY SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER Shila Moore, Director 544-2283 - Activities 544-8041 - Meals 624 S. Main, Hugoton This Saturday, May 10, is a full day at the Activity Center. The Sew All Day Activity starts at 8:30 a.m. The Canasta players will begin playing at 6:00 p.m., and the dance begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m. with Bob Walter providing the live music. You are welcome to join us for any or all of these activities. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11. I wish all you moms a happy day with your family! The next Life Story Workshop is Wednesday, May 14, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. I also have one scheduled for Saturday, May 24, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. This is an absolutely free workshop meant to help you start writing your life story. Please call me at the Activity Center if you are interested in doing this. Your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews will thank you for writing your memoirs! If you have questions concerning caregiving, legal matters, disability, health insurance, housing, etc., please call Michael Johnston at Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging at 620-2258240. Menu May 8..................Ham & Beans May 9..................................Fish May 12 .......................Spaghetti May 13 ...........................Brisket May 14..............Birthday Meal .............Chicken Fried Steak May 15 ................................BLT Activities Friday, May 9 Bingo ..................12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10 Sew All Day ......................... Cards & Games.....6:00 p.m. Dance ...................7:00 p.m. with Bob Walter Monday, May 12 Line Dancing ........7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 Paint.....................1:00 p.m. Daily – Monday thru Friday Exercise ..............10:30 a.m. No Bridge until September

Mariah Rome dances in Wichita at the Stageone dance competition. On her solo dance she received a platinum. She also got first place in her division. The four songs her troupe performed all got high golds. Photo courtesy of Lori Rome.

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P lease Adopt Me! Brother and sister duo, Khalid and Aminah Gabriella both want an active family that will adopt both of them together. Older brother Khalid likes helping around the house and doing chores, including doing the dishes. In school Khalid’s favorite subject is math, which he says is easy for him. He enjoys having family game night and also likes to go bowling. Khalid is a happy and friendly child who enjoys being around other children. He is respectful of adults and gets along with them very well. Younger sister Aminah Gabriella, who goes by Gabby, also enjoys helping around the house. She enjoys going swimming and bowling as she considers those activities to be a lot of fun to do. Gabby’s favorite

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Akela Miller graduates from FHSU Akela Clark Miller will be graduating from Fort Hays State University Saturday, May 17, at 10:00 a.m. in the Gross Memorial Coliseum at Hays. Akela has earned a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing from FHSU. If you are unable to attend the commencement exercises, don’t fret! Akela and her family will be hosting a graduation party Saturday, May 24, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 411 Jefferson in Hugoton. There will be refreshments, and cards and gifts are welcome. Everyone is cordially invited to attend to congratulate Akela for her achievement.

Stevens County Taxpayers The Last Half of 2013


May 10, 2014 After that date taxes become delinquent and bear interest at the rate of 6% per annum.

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Weaver earns second Track Athlete of the Week Holding the nation's No. 2 800 time in hand from last Saturday, Colorado School of Mines men's track and field freshman Patrick Weaver earned his second RMAC Track Athlete of the Week award of the outdoor season Thursday. Weaver established the Jack Christiansen Invitational track record in the 800 behind the second-fastest Division II automatic qualification of 1:49.14 (1:49.78), placing first among 32 overall in Fort Collins. The Hugoton product also

keyed the 4x400 to runnerup out of ten in a provisional and season-best 3:12.50 (3:12.06) as the second leg. Weaver has ran qualifying times in 12 of 13 races in the 800 between the indoor and outdoor seasons, amassing six wins – two at Division I meets – and two runners-up. The weekly recognition is the third of his career and sixth by the Orediggers during the outdoor campaign. Used by permission from Colorado School of Mines Athletic Department.

Two things that may save a life Hugoton FFA members are recognized for outstanding work at Southwest Kansas FFA Banquet. State Degree recipients are Megan Bryan, Micah Baehler, Brady Marshall and Brady Heger. District Proficiency Award winners are Megan BryanSmall Animal Production, Micah Baehler- Veterinary Science, Brady Marshall- Vegetable Production, Brady Heger- Swine Production, Austin Nordyke- Turf Grass Management, and Ka-


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ressa Nordyke- Home and Community Development. The Hugoton Chapter received recognition for work in the National Chapter Award. In back are Nick Evans, Brady Marshall, Megan Bryan, Austin Nordyke and Bernabe Mendoza. In front are Les McNally- FFA Advisor, Mariah Reynolds, Jessica Harper, Micah Baehler and Brady Heger.

Kansas Department of Agriculture kicks off third annual photo contest The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) announced last Wednesday, May 1 its third annual statewide photo contest. KDA invites individuals to submit photos that showcase how agriculture touches their life by capturing the special moments, hard work, locally grown and breath-taking beauty of agriculture across the state. The contest includes five separate categories, focusing on how agriculture impacts all Kansans. The categories are Farm Faces, Picture Perfect Prairie, Agriculture at Work, Farm Animals and a Youth Division. There is a place for every kind of photo. Descriptions of each category can be found on the photo contest web page. Finalists from each category will be selected based on social media feedback through KDA’s Facebook and Pinterest accounts. Judging on KDA’s social media platforms will close Friday, June 13. Points will be allocated as listed below: •Likes – one point each •Comments – five points each •Shares/Repins – ten points each The top five photos from each category will advance to the final round and will be reviewed by board members and selected members of the Kansas Legislature. Photos will be judged on creativity and composition. They may be used on the department’s Web site, social media pages and various other marketing materials.

Photos submitted should not be digitally manipulated or enhanced. Digitally manipulated or enhanced photos will be disqualified. Normal cropping, color correction, etc. are acceptable. Winners in each category will receive $100 gift cards. Second place winners will receive $50 gift cards. Winning photos as well as select photos from the contest will be displayed throughout the new KDA building in Manhattan, Kansas. Photographers of the selected photos will be notified that their photo will be on display. Photo entries should be sent in .jpg format to Entries must include: •A title and brief description of each photo •When and where the photo was taken •Photographer’s full name and age •Photography category •Hometown •Email address Alternatively, CDs containing photo files and accompanied by all of the required information may be mailed or hand-delivered to: Kansas Department of Agriculture, Attn.: Communications, 109 SW 9th St., 4th Floor, Topeka, KS 66612. Photos must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. CDT on Friday, May 30. Winners will be announced by August 1, 2014. In submitting photos, the photographer gives the Kansas Department of Agriculture permission to use them in any publications, social media, websites, displays and other places without payment or other consideration. Additionally, by submitting a photo that includes human subjects, the photographer is indicating they have obtained full permission from those subjects for the photograph to be used in these manners as well. For more information about the photo contest and photo categories, please visit contest. Submitted by the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

During American Stroke Month in May, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association asks all Kansans to learn two things that may save a life. 1. Know if you are at risk for stroke. 2. Know the stroke warning signs and what to do in a stroke emergency. Stroke is the number one preventable cause of disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, yet 80 percent of strokes are preventable. “Knowing if you are at risk for stroke is highly important, because many risk factors can be modified and controlled,” said Tony Nunn, Stroke Outreach Coordinator/Operational Lead TeleStroke-TeleHealth The University of Kansas Hospital and American Stroke Association volunteer. “The number one stroke risk factor is high blood pressure. Nearly 78 million Americans have high blood pressure and many more aren’t even aware that they have it. It’s important to check your blood pressure regularly and talk to your doctor about healthy levels for you.” Through the American Stroke Association’s Together to End Stroke initiative, the association provides information and tools to help people to prevent, treat and beat stroke. A free stroke risk assessment, available at month, helps individuals to evaluate their personal stroke risk and to work with their doctor to begin a prevention plan. Together to End Stroke, nationally sponsored by Covidien, a global healthcare product company, teaches the acronym F.A.S.T. to help people to recognize a stroke and what to do if one occurs: • F - Face Drooping: Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. • A - Arm Weakness: Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? • S - Speech Difficulty: Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence like, “The sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly? • T - Time to call 9-1-1: If the person shows any of

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these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately. “Prevention is the best cure, but in the event of a stroke emergency, quick recognition and treatment may have a dramatic impact on the outcome,” said Mark Turco, M.D., chief medical officer, Covidien Vascular Therapies. “If you are at risk for stroke or spend time with someone who is, learning and sharing the stroke warning signs should be a priority.” Additional stroke signs include sudden severe headache with no known cause; sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination; sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; or sudden confusion or trouble understanding. Together to End Stroke offers a free “Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.” mobile app for iOS and Android, including the warning signs and a searchable map to find local hospitals recognized for heart and stroke care. For more information about stroke or American Stroke Month activities, visit month. Follow #StrokeMonth on Facebook and Twitter to add your voice to the conversation.

Gas prices have peaked—for now Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.48/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.64/g, according to gasoline price website Including the change in gas prices in Kansas during the past week, prices yesterday were 7.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 2.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 9.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 13.4 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. "Finally, the news motorists have been waiting for—it appears that at least for now, the national average has peaked," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Since February 7, gasoline prices have been on an upward trajectory in a majority of the U.S., and at least for now, prices have broken that upward trend and have stabilized. This is great news, as it likely means in the next couple weeks that gasoline prices will begin seeing more downward momentum. By Memorial Day, if there aren't major refinery kinks that develop, we could see the national average dropping into the $3.50s, or perhaps even lower," DeHaan said.

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Only $30.00 local (Hugoton, Moscow, Rolla, Ulysses, Johnson, Liberal, Elkhart, Richfield) J.E. Webber erected this building in 1913, in which he operated the first authorized Ford agency in Hugoton. The building was 40 by 60 feet in size and was located on Sixth Street, directly across the street north of the Harris Theatre, which is now Barb’s Den. In the picture, Sally Johnson has tendered her resignation as elementary school music teacher after twelve years of service. She now plans to open her new shop called “Happiness Is.” Thursday, May 7, 1964 Don Crane was elected Hugoton Jaycees president, succeeding Jim Gooch. Thursday, May 6, 1954 Hugoton High School teacher Arlene Garrett announced she has given pins to

Mr. Webber is on the left leaning against a car. Other persons are unidentified. In 1916, Mr. Webber advertised a Ford Runabout at $390 and a Ford touring car at $440, F.O.B. Detroit, Mi. Photo taken from “The History of Stevens County and Its People”.

some of her students. Carmalita Betsworth and Arvella Watkins have each received a 100 word per minute shorthand pin. Friday, May 5, 1944 The Hugoton Chamber of Commerce went on record as favoring the importation of prisoner of war labor or securing American-Japanese released by the WRA for labor in this county during the coming crop season.

last Saturday’s event, according to a report from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency. Law enforcement agencies turn the drugs they collect over to the DEA, who safely destroys the medications. “Kansans recognized the importance of safely removing these unused drugs from medicine cabinets, where they

could be accidentally or intentionally misused,” Schmidt said. “These medicines are now out of harm’s way and on their way to safe destruction.” The total was the most that has been collected on a drug take-back day, surpassing the previous record of 10,193 pounds collected at last April’s event. Since the semi-annual

- Have earnings from work; or - Live in Alaska or Hawaii. Resources limited to $13,440 for an individual or $26,860 for a married couple living together. Resources include such things as bank accounts, stocks and bonds. We do not count her house or car as resources. We have an easy-to-use online application you can help Mom complete. You can find it at www.socialsecu To apply by phone or have an application mailed to you, call Social Security at 1-800772-1213 (TTY 1-800-3250778) and ask for the Application for Help with

@ YOUR LIBRARY Your Information Source for 100 Years 500 Monroe Hugoton, Ks. 67951-2639 Phone: 620.544.2301 • Fax: 620.544.2322 Email:

SUMMER READING Summer Reading signups for all ages are underway at the library. Brochures are available at the signup desk in the front hallway. UNATTENDED CHILDREN AT THE SCL According to library policy, children under the age of eight must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or care provider unless they are actively participating in a scheduled library program or activity. Children who are over the age of eight may be in the library without an adult present. Children between the ages of eight and 15 should not be expected to be responsible for younger siblings. Please make arrangements to come to the library with your child under the age of eight, so they may learn appropriate library behavior from you.

The library is open until 7:00 p.m. each weekday and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays to allow working parents to accompany their children. FAXING VS. SCANNING Did you know the library can scan your documents and send them via email? The cost is the same for scanning and faxing, but if you require color or have a document that may not fax well (like colored paper), scanning is your option. JIGSAW PUZZLES We have been trying jigsaw puzzles in the main area of the library. After several attempts that failed spectacularly, we discovered when we surrounded the table with stanchions, it seemed to “protect” the table from vandalism. If you would like to participate, feel free to remove the stanchion tape while you

help construct the puzzle in progress, and replace the tapes when you are finished, to keep the puzzle “safe.” Thanks! UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE SCL May 8, 1:00 p.m. – SCGS Meeting May 12, 5:30 p.m. – Library Board Annual Meeting May 20, 12:00 p.m. – Chamber Luncheon in Meeting Room May 26 – Library Closed for Memorial Day May 27 – Summer Hours Begin – Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. June 2 – Summer Reading begins for all ages July 7 – 11 – Library Centennial Celebration July 8, 6:30 p.m. - Jerry Barlow, Celtic Fingerstyle Guitarist in concert

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By Rich Fowler Social Security Operations Supervisor in Dodge City, Kansas ments. To figure out whether your mother is eligible, Social Security needs to know her income and the value of her savings, investments and real estate (other than the home she lives in). To qualify for the Extra Help, she must receive Medicare and have: Income limited to $17,505 for an individual or $23,595 for a married couple living together. Even if your mom’s annual income is higher, she still may be able to get some help. Some examples where income may be higher include if she and, if married, her spouse: - Support other family members who live with them;

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event began in 2010, Kansans have safely destroyed 56,214 pounds of medications. Unused prescriptions can be turned in year-round at many local law enforcement locations. Kansans should contact their local sheriff’s office or police department for more information.

SOCIAL SECURITY NEWS GIVE YOUR MOM SOME EXTRA HELP Mother’s Day is right around the corner. It’s always nice to give Mom a card, flowers or candy, but this year, people all over the country are helping their moms save an estimated $4,000 annually on the cost of Medicare prescription drugs. You can help your mom too - and it won’t cost you a dime. If your mother has Medicare coverage and has limited income and resources, she may be eligible for Extra Help - available through Social Security - to pay part of her monthly premiums, annual deductibles and prescription co-pay-

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Friday, May 5, 1939 Ivan Mills purchased the stock and equipment of the J.D. Borth Shoe Shop of Hugoton. Mr. Mills came here last fall from Chase where he had been employed in a shoe shop. If any readers have pictures or memories for the history page of the Hermes, please bring them in to Ruthie Winget at The Hugoton Hermes.

Kansans safely dispose of nearly six tons of unused medicines Kansans safely disposed of nearly six tons of unused medicines during last weekend’s National Drug TakeBack Day, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Thursday. Kansas law enforcement officers collected 11,687 pounds of medicines at 117 locations throughout the state during

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Compiled by Ruthie Winget Thursday, May 7, 2009 Kaiti Hemann, daughter of Brian and Stephanie Hemann, was crowned Miss Teen and Junior Teen Kansas-World at Wichita and was awarded a pageant Persistence Award for her persistence and dedication. (She competed even with a fractured foot.) She will now go on to compete at the National Miss Teen United States-World pageant taking place in Houston, Tx. in July 2009. Common Grounds Coffee Shop had their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on the corner of Sixth and Main. Thursday, May 6, 2004 Nathaniel Beau Hancock was honored at the University Dance Company concert by receiving the Elizabeth Sherbon Dance Award. Hancock is a graduate of Hugoton High School and has attended KU for the past four years. Thursday, May 5, 1994 Hank Nichols of Moscow has filed as a candidate for the position of County Commissioner for the First District of Stevens County. Thursday, May 10, 1984 Mary Allen was honored by the Hugoton school employees for her twenty-three years as a cook at the school. The float built by Hugoton’s Builders Service won First Place at the Pioneer Day Celebration in Guymon. Thursday, May 2, 1974

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Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs (SSA-1020). To learn more about the Medicare prescription drug plans and special enrollment periods, visit www.medicare. gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227; TTY 1-877486-2048). This Mother’s Day, give your mom a gift she can really use without spending a dime - savings of around $4,000 a year on her Medicare prescription drug costs! Flowers wither and candy won’t last long, but the Extra Help through Social Security will keep on giving throughout the year. And keep in mind as Father’s Day approaches, you can get the same “free gift” of Extra Help for Dad! Learn more by visiting www.socialsecurity. gov/prescriptionhelp.



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Moscow News

MHS 12 take I in 4N6 The Moscow Forensics team traveled to Wichita East High School Saturday, May 3 for State. Those attending were Marki Anton, Hailey White, Zachary Pierson, Carley Hockett, Yaritza Maldonado, Brice Valdez, Vance Thompson, Maggie White, Talley White, Briannah Davidson, Freddy Gonzalez and Madilyn Fleming. Vance, Marki, Hailey, Briannah, Freddy, Talley, Maggie, Carley, Yaritza and Brice all earned a I in Improvised Duet Acting, The following students earned a II rating: Marki Anton Poetry, Madilyn Fleming - Original Oration, Zachary Pierson Extemporaneous Speaking and Brice Valdez - Humorous Solo.

Vance Thompson and Brice Valdez earned a I in IDA at State Forensics. Photo courtesy of Tina White.

Marki Anton and Hailey White earn a I in IDA at State Forensics. Photo courtesy of Tina White.

Briannah Davidson and Freddy Gonzalez earn a I in IDA at State Forensics. Photo courtesy of Tina White.

Maggie White and Vance Thompson earn a I in Duet Acting at State Forensics. Photo courtesy of Tina White.

Maggie and Talley White earn a I in IDA at State. Photo courtesy of Tina White.

The Moscow High School Class of 2014 mugs for the camera. Photo used by permission from The Cat’s Claw.

Class of 2014 bids farewell to the hallowed halls by Aysia Harper We get out of school on the Thursday, May 8, 2014, and the Class of 2014 [got] out of school on Thursday, May 1, 2014. The Class of 2014 [graduates] on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Moscow High School’s old gym. The class [graduated] at 2 o’clock that afternoon. In the Class of 2014 there is Marki Anton, Jorge Araiza, Cuylor Cross, Daisy Flores, Kendra Haines, Junior Olivas, Morganne Owens, Mathew Pearson, Mandee Saucedo, Codye Walb, and Jasmin Gracia. In the fall Marki will be attending Colby Community College; Jorge doesn’t know where he would like to attend yet, Cuylor will be joining the work force, Daisy will be attending Garden City Community College, Jasmin will be attending Seward County Community College, Kendra will be attending Ottawa University, Junior will be attending Fort Hays State University, Morganne will also be attending Fort Hays State University, Mathew will be attending Cowley County Community College, Mandee will be attending Seward County Com-

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munity College, and Codye will be attending Barton County Community College. Their sponsor is Patty Siefried that works at the lunchroom. The Class of 2014 will be going on a senior trip on May 17, 2014 to Myrtle Beach. The class decided where they were going at the beginning of the year, but not all of the class is going on the trip. The ones that are going are Marki, Jorge, Daisy, Kendra, Junior, Mathew, Mandee, Codye, and Jasmin. The Class of 2014 is going to drive to Myrtle Beach because some of them were too scared to fly on the airplane. They decided to drive to save more money, so they could spend more money on the places they were going to and where they stop at along the way and while they are there. They are planning to spend a lot of time at the beach getting tan and meeting new people along the way there and at the beach, and also bonding with the class and making really good memories with each other. Used by permission from The Cat’s Claw (

The Weightmen’s Relay Team are Zachary Pierson, Sammir Martinez, Tapanga Dahle and Vance Thompson. Photo courtesy of Marcie Knoll.

MHS track team earn personal bests The Moscow High School track team attended a meet in Hugoton Friday, May 2. The nice weather attributed to many personal records being attained by the team. Brice Valdez placed second in the triple jump and third in the high jump for the men’s team while Maria Cecenas placed fourth in the 200 meter and sixth in the 100 meter for the women. Tapanga Dahle, Vance Thompson, Zachary Pierson and Sammir Martinez competed for the first time in the Weightmen’s Relay, which they enjoyed. Their unofficial time was 59.89. Girls’ Result Long Jump 23 Maggie White 11’

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Discus 6 Dahle 81’2” Javelin 19 Dahle 61’5.25” Shot Put 7 Dahle 27’11.5” 100m Hurdles 7 Briannah Davidson 18.42 100m 6 Cecenas 13.64 19 Davidson 15.18 400m 14 Miranda Christensen1:20.52 800m 15 White 2:58.91 17 Paloma Moran 3:09.54 200m 4 Cecenas 28.60 24 Christensen 35.20 Boys’ Results High Jump 3 Valdez 5’10” Long Jump 5 Valdez 18’8” 18 Freddy Gonzalez 17’1” Triple Jump 2 Valdez 40’4” Discus 16 Pierson 90’1” 21 Zac Slemp 74’7” 22 Thompson 74’6” Javelin 5 Alexis Manriquez 134’5.5” 17 Thompson 103’8.25” 28 Pierson 60’9.5” Shot Put 14 Thompson 36’9.75” 25 Slemp 31’8.75 26 Martinez 31’1” 100m 22 Gonzalez 12.61 26 Amir Granillo 12.80 200m 26 Gonzalez 26.51

Carley Hockett and Yaritza Maldonado earn a I in IDA at State Forensics. Photo courtesy of Tina White.

Maggie White and Paloma Moran run the 800 meter. Photo courtesy of Marcie Knoll.

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Huddleston takes fourth overall at Hugoton golf meet Junior Chandler Huddleston continues to score low in high school golf. Chandler traveled to Hugoton to participate in the Hugoton Varsity meet Thursday, May 1. He was fourth overall. Congratulations to Chandler, Coach John Barrett, and Chandler’s parents, Mickey and Tina Huddleston.

Chase Boekhaus and his partner Ethan Fox, finish the season as Central Plains Region Champion Header and Heeler. Pictured are

Shelbie Weeder, student director, Chase Boekhaus and Jim Boy Hash, faculty director of the Central Plains Region.

Boekhaus wins Region Rodeo Championship Chase Boekhaus of Rolla, along with his partner, Ethan Fox of Southwestern Oklahoma State University, went into their final regular season rodeo at Guymon, Ok. knowing they had already earned enough points to qualify them for the College National Finals Rodeo. The one question that had yet to be answered was whether they would place first or second in their region. Fox and Boekhaus were leading the Central Plains Regions by 95 points

but knew the second place team had them in their sights. In order to maintain their lead, they were going to have to rope smart. After roping their first steer, Fox and Boekhaus increased their lead by 20 points - but it still wasn't over. Catching their second steer in the short-round would seal the championship for the pair, and that was exactly what they did. Fox and Boekhaus finished their season as the Central Plains Region Cham-

National History Bee Continued from page 1 Over 330 students from as far away as Saipan took part in six rounds of preliminary and three rounds of playoff competition to determine a National Champion. Individually, Burrows faced a number of tough competitors from much larger schools, many of which are home to thousands of stu-

dents. In comparison, Burrows’ class has 14 total students, and his high school is home to just 62 students. Chandler’s finish earned him a spot on the 2015 International Olympiad team, which will compete at a site to be determined later. Chandler is the son of Stacy and Shelli Burrows of Rolla.

FORTUNE COOKIE WISDOM: Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes. Solution to last week’s puzzle may be found on page 2B of this week’s Hermes.

pion Header and Heeler. They will travel to Casper, Wy., in June to compete at the College National Finals Rodeo. Cheering the team on were Chase's parents Rodney and Tami Boekhaus, grandparents Wayne and Irma Lee Hoskinson, and cousins Jerry and Charla Webb.

Huddleston and Norton go to State forensics meet The 1A State Forensics meet was Saturday, May 3, in Salina and junior Chandler Huddleston and sophomore Garry Norton attended. Garry did not break finals, but Chandler earned fourth place in extemporaneous speaking and fifth in informative speaking. Congratulations to both boys for qualifying for State and giving it their best! Coaches Beverly Light and Katherine Ulloa are very proud.

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Rolla News By Phoebe Brummett

Thursday, May 8 - High School Junior Varsity Golf at Hugoton; 3:00 p.m. - Junior High Cheer Practice & Tryouts; 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 9 - High School Golf at Johnson; 3:00 p.m. - High School Track at Bucklin; 3:00 p.m. - ARGH Saturday, May 10 - Junior/Senior Prom: Photos at 6:00 p.m.; Meal at 6:30 p.m.; Dance from 8:00 p.m. to Midnight - After Prom Sunday, May 11 - Rolla Piano Recital at UMC; 6:00 p.m. Monday, May 12 - High School Varsity Golf at Garden City; 9:00 a.m. - High School Junior Var-

sity Golf at Southwestern Heights; 10:00 a.m. - High School Track at Satanta; 3:00 p.m. - Board of Education Meeting; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13 - High School Varsity Golf at Elkhart; 1:00 p.m. - Junior High/High School Spring Concert; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 - Junior High/High School SFTL Track Meet at Home; 9:30 a.m. - Rolla Rec Board Meeting; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15 - Senior Graduation Practice; 8:00 a.m. - Eighth Grade Graduation Practice; 12:30 p.m. - Junior High/High School Awards Night; 7:00 p.m.

City of Rolla accepting donations RHS introduces next year’s cheer squad for Fourth of July fireworks display

Rolla High School has a new cheerleading squad and sponsor. Toni Easterwood was selected as the 20142015 cheer sponsor and she held try outs last week. The new squad members are Katie Murray, Kyri Brummett, Sarah Easterwood, Paige Claassen, Ellie Easterwood, Alexis Fisher and Deserae Schwindt. The girls

have already begun their fundraising by selling cinnamon rolls to raise the money to purchase the new uniforms they will need. Katie, Kyri and Sarah are the returning cheerleaders from last year. Congratulations to the girls and have a great season next year.

Travel and tourism week is great time to plan a trip May 3-11 marks National Travel and Tourism Week across the United Sates and there’s no better time to make plans to join the 32 million people who enjoy traveling and visiting in Kansas each year. "Kansas offers so many unique experiences, and not just for visitors,” said Linda Craghead, Assistant Secretary for Parks and Tourism with the Kansas Department Wildlife, Parks and of Tourism. “We encourage all Kansans to get out and explore their beautiful state. When we meet someone who’s ‘just passing through,’ we can be ambassadors for all there is to see and do here.” A great way to start planning a trip is to download new Yellow Brick Road Trip Planners at These sample itineraries are packed with attractions, events and experiences to help visitors chart plans for exploring specific regions of the Sunflower State, such as the southern central plains and northern western plains. Itineraries covering eight geographic regions are in the works. Or, travelers can create custom itineraries using the handy “Plan Your Trip” link or by ordering a colorful 136-page Official Kansas Travel Guide from the site. Road trip passions will be

stirred by new, inspiring television ads airing on many TV stations around the state. They feature music by Clearwater native Logan Mize, now a Nashville recording artist. His original song, “Sunflowers” provides the background to moving imagery of Kansas landscapes and destinations. The spots are also being shown in select cities in Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mize will share personal Kansas stories at his concerts on social media and his Web site; make short videos featuring his favorite places to visit; appear at Kansas tourism events and include a the Official Kansas Travel Guide with all online music sales. And, watch for print ads featuring beautiful images of Kansas experiences, such as horseback riding through the Flint Hills and kayaking along the Kansas River Water Trail. The ads will appear in upcoming issues of magazines such as Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Midwest Living and O Magazine. Learn more about Logan Mize and Kansas tourism at likekansas-presskit/, or call 785-296-2009. Find Kansas on Facebook at www.face and on Twitter at @TravelKS.

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

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

Haley McCammon, PA-C Office Hours 9:00 to 12:00 noon Friday Supported and Sponsored by Morton County Health System Elkhart, KS

The City of Rolla is going to have a large fireworks display again this year. Rainbow Fireworks will host the display July 5, 2014. If anyone

would like to donate to the display you can make your donations at City Hall or they can be mailed to PO Box 125, Rolla, Ks. 67954.

Jim Hush Auctioneer/Broker •Real Estate • Appraisals •Public Auctions • 620-563-7283 Box 458 • Plains, KS 67869

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HERMES CLASSIFIEDS Deadline for all classified advertising is MONDAY at 5:00 p.m. All Garage, Yard and/or Moving Sale Ads MUST Be Pre-Paid.

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

HELP WANTED HELP WANTED: Handyman to do some small jobs on rental property. Call 620-5448202 or 620-428-5033. Ask for James. (4c18) ---------------

HELP WANTED Truck Driver/Mechanic w/ current CDL license. Benefits included.

Please inquire at 428-5180/544-8889 Premier Alfalfa, Inc.


THANKS FOR READING Service Tech & Service Helper Needed Need valid Driver’s License

Official Newspaper of Stevens County, Kansas

Call 620-544-4488 or come by 928 E. 11th to pick up an application

Tarbet Construction is currently seeking a Truck Driver. CDL required. Benefits offered. Drug test required.

Call 620-356-2110 to apply.

CIRCULATION CLERK POSITION AVAILABLE The Stevens County Library is seeking a reliable full-time afternoon/evening circulation clerk to begin work immediately. Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Weekday hours change seasonally. High School diploma or equivalent required. Computer experience required. Fluency in Spanish a plus. Library and/or supervisory experience is preferred, but not required. Minimum starting salary is $20,000 per year plus medical and dental insurance, and retirement benefits. Interested parties may pick up an application at the front desk of the library. (1c19)

HELP WANTED Shop Mechanic Willing to put out good effort and work well with others. Benefits include affordable health, dental and vision. ESOP retirement program.

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




LAWN PRO is looking for an experienced Lawn Irrigation Technician

To apply, call 620-544-1517


HIRING CONCRETE WORKERS • Concrete Setters • Concrete Finishers

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

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


Work will be at the Hugoton Wastewater Treatment Plant and Hugoton Airport.

Sporer Land Development, Inc. 785-672-4319, Oakley, Ks.


Now Hiring 8 Officers Needed

Officers - $10-$12/hour Lead Officers - $11-$13/hour

No Experience Needed - We Will Train You! Located IN Hugoton

Call 866-840-2066 Ask for Carl


Grain Truck Driver - Full-Time Home at night Responsibilities: Grain delivery, on-farm loading truck maintenance, comply with safety rules & regulations, customer service Requirements: Commercial CDL with clean driving record, 2 years verifiable, relevant experience, mechanical aptitude, references Call: 620-675-8088 Fax: 620-675-8588 Email:


Position Open for the 2014/2015 School Year At

Heritage Christian Academy 4th–6th Grade Math & Science Teacher Music Teacher

Submit resumes to: Merit Energy PO Box 1293 Liberal, KS 67905 Fax: 620-629-4281 (2c19)

• 3+ years oilfield experience with a responsible attitude for personal safety and the safety of co-workers, contractors & the public. • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills. • Ability to troubleshoot complex mechanical problems and perform root cause failure analysis • Thorough knowledge of surface equipment types, mechanics and applications including centrifugal pumps, positive displacement pumps, pumping units, gas compression, both screw and reciprocating packages and knowledge of other pertinent equipment • Some electrical experience preferred, 12 & 24 volt systems and diagrams • Ability to repair mechanical problems on all required equipment • Ability to perform preventative maintenance and to participate in RCM analyses • Knowledge of equipment “best practices” – API specifications, inspection, installation, operation, preventive/predictive maintenance and repair • Valid driver’s license and an excellent driving record • Preferred experience in directing contract labor • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Excel, Word, etc.) • High School grad or G.E.D. • Preferred welding and fabrication experience

Please submit resumes to: Merit Energy PO Box 1293 Liberal, KS 67905 Or take to Merit Office: 1701 N. Kansas Ave. Fax # 620-629-4281 Or Email to (2c19)

FOR SALE FOR SALE: Black Angus Bulls, Registered, Tested, 2 year olds, Yearlings, Heifer Bulls, Delivery, Conformation, Performance. Contact: Black Velvet Ranch, Aaron Plunkett, Syracuse, KS 620-384-1101. (19c13) --------------FOR SALE: 2007 Jaycee 25-foot pull camper. Has 1 slide-out and will sleep 6. Clean. Asking $11,000. Call 620-544-4952. (2c18)


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

JONES MONUMENT Spring Sale 1-800-833-4055 810 N. Kansas - Liberal, KS Prices start at $99


Heritage Christian Academy’s mission is to produce Christian leaders by transforming the hearts and minds of students through Superior Academics, a Scriptural Worldview and a sustained Relationship with Jesus Christ.

Has the Lord instilled you with the gift of service, teaching, etc.? Do you believe in the ministry of Christian education? Do you feel that God might be calling you to a ministry at HCA? If so, please contact us at: 505 E 1st Street, PO Box 744 Hugoton, KS 67951 Phone 620-544-7005

• 3+ years oilfield experience with a responsible attitude for personal safety and the safety of co-workers, contractors & the public. • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills. • Ability to troubleshoot complex mechanical problems and perform root cause failure analysis • Good machine shop abilities including the ability to operate lathes, mills, drill presses. reading all types of measuring devices. • Thorough knowledge of surface equipment types, mechanics and applications including centrifugal pumps, positive displacement pumps, pumping units, gas compression, both screw and reciprocating packages and knowledge of other pertinent equipment • Some electrical experience preferred, 12 & 24 volt systems and diagrams • Ability to repair mechanical problems on all required equipment • Ability to perform preventative maintenance and to participate in RCM analyses • Knowledge of equipment “best practices” – API specifications, inspection, installation, operation, preventive/predictive maintenance and repair • Valid driver’s license and an excellent driving record • Preferred experience in directing contract labor • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Excel, Word, etc.) • High School grad or G.E.D. • Preferred welding and fabrication experience

Preventive/predictive maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of oilfield surface equipment. This includes performing root cause failure analysis, and an understanding of equipment and piping requirements.

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Preventive/predictive maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of oilfield surface equipment. This includes performing root cause failure analysis, and an understanding of equipment and piping requirements.

Hand deliver to Merit Office: 1701 N. Kansas Ave. Or email to

is looking for a Field Mechanic.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

is looking for a Field Mechanic – Machinist.

$30 a year - local

FOR SALE 2003 Harley Davidson Sportster 14,000 miles, brand new tires Asking $4700 OBO




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

150 HP Electric Motor with a soft start panel.

Call 620-544-5916 (4c18)



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

Deadline: Mondays 5:00 p.m.


(Rental Assistance Available) Equal Housing Opportunity

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



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



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

307 N. Kansas, Suite 101 Liberal, KS 67901

1101 S Monroe St - 3 bed/3 b, wood floors, att garage, fence and much, much more! Great location!!! Call today for details!! LOTS FOR SALE 910 S. Coulter Hugoton, KS

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

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

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

ia l pec st r il S Ap 0 off 1 t $25 h’s ren nt o m

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


ACREAGE FOR SALE 4.6 acre tract in the NW/4 of Sec 29 Twp 32 Rge 34, Seward County. Call for details!!

Call today to schedule a tour!

Mr. Ellis has a home for sale that

(620) 544-7605 G PENDIN SALE

510 E. Third, Hugoton Alan & Deana Higgins 3 bedroom, 2 remodeled baths, new carpet and tile throughout, fresh neutral paint, new stained wood trim, window blinds, ceiling fans, wood burning fireplace, all new built-in kitchen appliances, soft water unit, over-sized double car garage with openers, privacy fence, patio, lawn care included. No smoking and no pets.

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

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

Call 544-2839, 453-0936 or 353-3862

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

Feature Of The Week

2 Senior Apartments Available

L at

Sunflower Plaza This institute is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

sets on two lots in Rolla, it is a three bedroom two bath, with a nice shed. He is asking 45,000.00 (tfc17)


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


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

The Virgil Stout LLC has an 11.02 Acre homestead for sale 11/2 miles North of Rolla. Three bedroom, one bath 2400 sq. ft. home with a detached one car garage and nice 40 x 80 steel shed and outbuildings, located in the NW of NW of the NE of 35-33-40.

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

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

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

120 Main Street, Ulysses, Kansas

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

109 W. Seventh - Hugoton 544-4011

**Sunflower Plaza has approval to temporarily rent apartments to all persons without regard to income restrictions.**

Offered at $199,000

20-room Motel w/ Apartment

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

Call Selia Crawford at 544-2182 If no answer, leave message


GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALE: Friday, May 9, 8:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 10, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., 412 S. Monroe --------------TWO-FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Friday, May 9, 4:00 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 10, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 611 S. Harrison, Boys’ and Girls’ Clothes, Women’s and Men’s Clothes, and MUCH MORE --------------GARAGE SALE: Friday, May 9, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 10, 8:30 a.m. 12:00 Noon, 4-H Building at Stevens County Fairgrounds, Microwave, Twin Mattress Set, Women’s Clothing, Girls’ Clothing, TV, Household Items, Lots of Miscellaneous ---------------

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Saturday, May 10 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, 135 S. Monroe, Baby Things, Exercise Bike, Clothes, Etc. -------------GARAGE SALE: Saturday, May 10, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m., 1036 S. Polk --------------GARAGE SALE: Saturday, May 10, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, 801 S. Harrison, Collectibles, Furniture, Strollers, V-Tech Infant Toys, Ride On Toys, and LOTS MORE! ---------------


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

Call 544-7350 or 544-1936



LAWN PRO Will Schnittker



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

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

620-544-7335 or 620-453-1730

600 E. 11th

IN STOCK *Carpet *Tile *Laminate *Vinyl


ATTENTION!!! E-mail Classified Ads to

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Beautiful 2 story home with full basement, 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, 2 fireplaces, balcony off of master BR. Established trees and landscaped yard with sprinkler system, fenced back yard, Victorian Garden Shed in back yard with heat & air. Gourmet kitchen & much more! (tfc19)

218 N. Jackson

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


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

544-5915 or 544-7776

Call for appointment 544-5759 or 544-6825

Move-In Ready Office Building




10,284 sq. ft. - total lot size — 1,997 sq. ft. - total building size Building features large lobby, reception area, fireplace in entryway, 3 offices, kitchen w/ space for fridge & stove, wheelchair accessible public bathroom, 2 private staff bathrooms, and private office space. Large gravel and asphalt parking area. SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY!

Call 620-544-7200 Call 620-544-4321 or email to see YOUR business or professional service HERE!

ACCEPTING BIDS The Board of Education of Moscow USD 209 will receive sealed bids for the sale of a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban sold “as is”. Bids will be received until 1:00 p.m. local time May 12, 2014 at the office of the Superintendent located at 301 High Road in Moscow, Ks. 67952. The bids will be opened publicly and read aloud at 1:00 p.m. in the board room May 12, 2014. All bids must be in the hands of the Superintendent of Schools before the date and time stated. No bid will be received after that time. All bids shall be clearly labeled on the outside of the sealed envelope. The owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive informalities and to determine the selected bidder that he feels is in his own best interest.

Moscow USD #209, Attn: Stu Moore, Superintendent PO Box 158, Moscow, Ks. 67952 • 620-598-2205 (1c19)

402 W. Eleventh


120 Main Street, Ulysses, Kansas


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

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

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

Downstairs - 3 bedroom & 1 1/2 bath


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

Terms: Cash or terms agreeable to Seller

• • • •

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


Deadline: Monday 5 pm

Hotel General Information:


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

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

See YOUR ad here!

AL-Anon Family Group

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

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

(tfc37) (tfc15)

Pioneer Manor Family Support Group

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

Sniff out a bargain in the Classifieds!

Give Us A Call at 544-4321

The Hugoton Hermes

Thursday, May 8, 2014

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Doting on young wildlife can be deadly

Mitchell Persinger signs a National Letter of Intent with Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, with his mother Julie, Coach Clint Merritt and his father Mike. Mitchell will play football for the Coyotes this fall. He was recruited to play as a defensive back.

Quikrete All Purpose Gravel


$ 95

Pavestone White Marble Chips


Traeger Wood Pellets Hickory, Mesquite, Cherry and Apple Reg. $15.99


Young animals may appear alone, but that doesn’t mean they’re abandoned. Department of Health and Environment have regulations against such activity that can result in a fine up to $1,000 or more. In addition to legal repercussions, wild animals can pose a number of health risks, including diseases such as distemper, rabies, Lyme disease, roundworms, tapeworms, mites, tularemia and more. Additionally, if a “rescued” animal were to bite someone, it must be put to death and tested for diseases. Even if they don't bite, the young

usually fail to survive in captivity because most people are not equipped to handle wild animals, especially as they mature. On the off chance the animal does survive in captivity, it typically loses instincts that allow it to survive in the wild. It is important to remember that although young wildlife may be cute, they belong in the wild. Wild animals cannot legally be inoculated by veterinarians, and few people really know how to care for them.

If you should see a young animal in the wild this spring or summer, observe at a distance and consider yourself lucky. But remember, just because they are temporarily alone, that doesn’t mean they are abandoned. If you really want to help, leave young in the wild where they were born and belong. If you find an injured animal, a list of licensed rehabilitators can be found at, by clicking "Services/Rehabilitation."

EHV-1 case is confirmed in Kansas

$ 50


Stumbling upon a seemingly-abandoned nest of young cottontails may have you thinking it’s time to make a trip to the store for a cardboard box and some carrots, but this act of kindness may actual kill the very wildlife you’re trying to “save.” Every year, well-intentioned people attempt to “rescue” what they assume to be neglected young, often with deadly consequences. In almost all cases of young wildlife found alone in the wild, the mother is typically feeding nearby, keeping a distant eye on her offspring. When concerned individuals decide to retrieve these young animals and care for them, they are unintentionally giving the young a premature death sentence. The notion that a young animal found in the wild will die if not given care is wrong. Not only are most young found in the wild not abandoned, picking them up is against the law. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and the Kansas


Cedar Fence Pickets 7/8” x 6”, 6 ft. Long Dog Ear


$ 65

The Kansas Department of Agriculture Animal Health Commissioner Dr. Bill Brown reported last Thursday, April 29, a horse in northeast Kansas has been confirmed positive with a wild type of a non-neurotropic case of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV1). The affected horse was euthanized and samples were sent to Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Friday, April 25. Preliminary tests showed lesions consistent to EHV-1. Additional samples were then sent to the Equine Diagnostics Services in Lexington, Ky. Results

from a PCR test were received Tuesday afternoon confirming the positive nature of the samples. This horse had previously been to a large barrel racing event in Lincoln, Ne. April 1013, where in the days following the event, a Wisconsin horse has also been confirmed positive for EHV-1 and euthanized. Horse owners are encouraged to monitor animals carefully for signs of the disease, including checking temperatures twice a day for changes and implementing good biosecurity practices for an equine facility.

The virus is easily spread by airborne transmission, horse-to-horse contact and by contact with nasal secretions on equipment, tack, feed and other surfaces. Caregivers can spread the virus to other horses if their hands, clothing, shoes or vehicles are contaminated. Symptoms of the disease may include a fever, nasal discharge, wobbly gait, hindend weakness and dribbling of urine. The neurological form, including wild strains, of the disease is often fatal. Due to the nature of this disease, the Kansas Department of Agriculture Division

of Animal Health is not imposing any restrictions on equine events or movements at this time, however horse owners are encouraged to take precautionary measures when traveling or participating in equine events. If horse owners are planning to participate in upcoming horse events across Kansas, please call ahead to event planners to confirm if the event is still taking place. For more information about EHV-1, please contact your local veterinarian. Submitted by the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

Nationwide, states have seen a significant decline in tax receipts. For example, Michigan tax receipts are down 42.6 percent, Wiscon-

sin is down 31 percent, Pennsylvania’s revenue receipts have dropped by 26.5 percent and Vermont is down 11.9 percent. With the exception of Wisconsin, none of the states listed had enacted tax cuts in 2013. In Kansas, the tax receipts for April are about 45 percent below April 2013. April 2013 balance due receipts increased dramatically from the previous year, about 53 percent, because of taxpayers realizing capital gains and other income in tax year 2012 to take advantage of more favorable federal tax rates set to expire January 1, 2013. The reduction in the revenue numbers reflects a first quarter 2014 gross domestic product that was much lower than anticipated at the national level, at 0.1 percent. “This is an undeniable result of President Obama’s

failed economic policies of increasing taxes and over-regulation,” said Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan. “Our state coffers are seeing the effect of poor policy decisions at the federal level which have seen a 7.6 percent drop in exports and a slow rate of inventory replenishment.” Revenue tax receipts for the fiscal year to date fell $92.8 million short of the revenue estimates, or two percent. Because the consensus revenue estimating group just recalculated estimates in April, the fiscal year to date figure and the monthly revenue receipt number are identical. Kansas’s state economy

depends greatly on export of goods – agricultural products and aircraft – and when exports are down that will affect Kansas. This is the slowest growth recorded since the last quarter of 2012 and has affected Kansas along with much of the nation. While some economists expected this slowdown in GDP due to weather related issues, the numbers recently released indicate other factors such as weakness in export, perhaps reflecting weak global economic activity, also played a substantial role in the slowdown during the first quarter of 2014. Submitted by the Kansas Department of Revenue.

HI-PLAINS LUMBER Federal tax changes affect Kansas revenues 507 S. Main Hugoton 620-544-4304

Sale ends May 10


(First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, May 8, 2014)


Relaxation is a great way to combat stress According to the American Heart Association, relaxation that calms tension in the mind and body can be a great way for men and women to combat stress. Deep breathing is one relaxation technique that's simple and effective when done the right way. The AHA recommends men and women looking to relax through deep breathing should first sit in a comfortable position with their feet on the floor and hands in their lap (lying down is also acceptable). Once they have gotten in position, men and women can close their eyes and picture themselves in a peaceful place, holding the scene in their mind, all the while inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply. This slow breathing should continue for at least ten minutes. From Metro Editorial Services.

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A Salute to 2014 Rolla High School


The Hugoton Hermes Supplement

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Kaleigh Madison Barrett NHS President

Superintendent Stuart Sutton

Sponsor Shelli Burrows

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Karly Jean Clinesmith NHS Vice-President

Hannah Marie Dunn

Francisco Flores

Braydon Barrett Wasson

Katharina Fehr Wiebe

Katy Ann Howe

Principal Gardell Schnable

Sponsor John Barrett

Congratulations, Seniors! We Are So Proud of You

A Community Bank serving Southwest Kansas for 101 Years.

Congratulations Class of 2014!

Rolla CORNER STOP 201 Madison, Rolla Ron and Pat DeGarmo 593-4311

Good Luck in the Future

Elkhart Coop

and Congratulations

Equity Exchange

Class of 2014!

1850 W. Oklahoma Ulysses, KS (620) 358-1211

Congratulations 2014 Graduates

The Hugoton Hermes Supplement

Jessica Louise Johns Class President, NHS StuCo Rep

Garrett Michael Littlefield

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Jada Leigh Maravilla StuCo Rep, NHS Secretary/Treasuer

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Monica Jada Reza

Class Flower: Blue and White Gerber Daisy Class colors: Silver and Black Class motto: “Never take life too seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.”

G+Ag,Inc. Jaron Lane Rusch Class Vice-President

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Congratulations to the Class of 2014

Jordan Air, Inc. Complete Aerial Application Hugoton Airport - 544-4361 Elkhart Airport - 697-2657


The Hugoton Hermes Supplement

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tailyr Ranae Russell

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Alejandro Silva

Superintendent: Mr. Stuart Sutton Principal: Mr. Gardell Schnable Sponsors: Mr. John Barrett and Mrs. Shelli Burrows Co-Valedictorian – Kaleigh Barrett Co-Valedictorian – Karly Clinesmith Salutatorian – Jessica Johns Class President: Jessica Johns Class Vice-President: Jaron Rusch Oil Field Services Co. Class Secretary/ Hwy 56 & 51 Jct • 593-4357 Treasurer: Danae Sullivan StuCo Representative: Jada Maravilla

Congratulations 2014 Seniors

Jacob Douglas Smith

Kyler Tea Telford

Danae Marie Sullivan Class Secretary/Treasurer

Ana Gabriela Villegas Montoya


First National Bank Hugoton/Liberal

502 S. Jackson Hugoton, Ks 67951


Rolla USD #217 Congratulates the Class of 2014

Yvonne, Dennis, Kirk, Linda, Kim, Mari & Teri 1026 S. Main • 620-544-8011

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