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Volume 126, Number 19

Thursday, May 9, 2013

16 Pages, 70 Cents Plus Tax Per Copy

Former Senate President honored at Chamber’s Annual Banquet Friday evening The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce enjoyed their annual Chamber Banquet May 3, 2013. After a delicious brisket meal catered by Jackson’s BBQ, Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce Director Kristin Farnum introduced the chamber board members. The board consists of President Kimberly Kraisinger, Rachel Crane, David Snyder and Cathy Wolters. Also on the board but not present at the banquet were Courtney Leslie and Dean Van Horn. The two Businesses of the Year were announced. Jordan Air and Stevens County Health Care were both honored. Both

businesses are Gold Sponsors of the Chamber. A Gold Sponsor is a business which donates $1,000 each year to the Chamber. Outgoing Chamber Board Member Todd Gayer was recognized for his many years of service to the Chamber of Commerce. His wife Sonja Gayer accepted the award for him. EcoDevo Director Neal Gillespie praised Steve Morris for his more than 20 years of accomplishments. “Steve has been the ‘go-to man’ for western Kansas for the past two decades,” Neal remarked. Morris is the only President of the Kansas Senate from west-

Jordan Air was selected as one of the Businesses of the Year. Kristin Farnum presents the plaque to Jill Jordan while Kimberly Kraisinger looks on.

ern Kansas. Superintendent of USD 210 Mark Crawford spoke of the 15 years Steve Morris served on the local Board of Education. Sonja Gayer praised Barbara Morris for all the support Barbara has shown Steve throughout the years. A plaque was presented to the Morris family. The plaque was engraved, “To Steve Morris, in grateful appreciation of two decades of exemplary service in the Kansas Senate. Presented by Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce and Stevens County Economic Development.” Gillespie also announced the new industrial park east of Hugoton will be renamed Senator Morris Industrial Park which will serve as a legacy to Steve Morris for years to come. Steve had farmed the ground where the industrial park is located for about 30 years. Former Kansas Senate President Steve Morris thanked all, stating his proudest achievement was passing the severance tax trust fund. He was very proud to serve all his constituents. The chamber members were then entertained by Sam Adams, a hilarious comedian from Colorado.

Former Kansas Senate President Steve Morris proudly shows the plaque that was presented to him. Left to right are

Steve Morris, Barbara Morris, Neal Gillespie and Kristin Farnum.

Stevens County Health Care was selected as one of the Businesses of the Year. Left to right are Cathy Wolters,

David Snyder, Kristin Farnum, Rachel Crane accepting the plaque, and Kimberly Kraisinger.

HMS and HHS band concert date has changed 2013 GWAC Champions Stop the presses! Hugoton High and Middle Bands have changed the date of their concert to

Monday, May 20. The student musicians have been hard at work all semester preparing for their 2013 spring concert. The date is listed as Friday, May 10, on the school calendar but The Hermes has been informed the date has been moved. Mark Newton reports,

“The students have made excellent progress this year and are anxious for the community to see what they’ve accomplished.” Be sure to attend the concert Monday, May 20, at 7:00 p.m. at the Hugoton Middle School Auditorium.

Stevens County Hospital will soon provide digital mammographies The winner of the 2013 Dig Into Reading Summer Reading Program T-shirt Design Contest is Tylan Austin! Great job, Tylan! Kids, sign up for the Summer Reading Program at the Stevens County Library and read to earn your very own Tylan Austin original t-shirt!

The meeting of the Board of the Stevens County Hospital was called to order Monday, May 6, 2013 in the hospital community room. Board members present were Warren Willis, Joyce Baughman, Milton Gillespie, Kirk Heger, Dean Van Horn, Keith Rome, and Patty Lahey. Others present were Linda Stalcup, Marilyn Crane, Dave Piper, Dr. Samer Al-Hashmi, M.D. “Dr. Sam”, Stacy Helget, Rachel Crane, Dawn Maas, Larry Slemp and Michelle Martin. Dave Piper presented the Financial Report. He said Continued to page 3

Super Mom contest Be sure to sign up at these participating businesses

Is your mother, wife or grandmother a Super Mom? Show her you care by signing her up to win the Super Mom 2013 Sweepstakes at participating local businesses this coming week. Winners at each location will be drawn and notified Monday, May 13, 2013. Super Mom 2013 will also be drawn at noon Monday, May 13. Prizes for your special lady run the gamut, from gift certificates to free food. If your favorite mom likes the finer things in life, Janet’s Bridal, Yardmaster and Creative Specialties will be giving away $25 gift certificates to their winners. Country Garden makes buying your Mother’s Day gift easy, by designing a special gift basket for their winner. However, if your mom or grandma likes to work with her hands, she could also win a $25 gift certificate at Finishing Touches. If she needs some nuts and bolts or paint for her newest project, Bultman, Inc. will be awarding one lucky lady a $20 gift certificate. NAPA will be giving away a car care basket for the more mechanically inclined woman. If the special woman in your life might be feeling a little frazzled, offer her some pampering at Ray’s Salon, where she could win a $25 gift certificate. You can also register Mom or Grandma at Mane Hair Company. They will be giving their winner a free hair cut. If dinnertime comes and your wife or mother serves sandwiches again, give her a night off! Register her at Pizza Hut for a free large pizza or at China, where she can win a $25 gift certificate. Ranchito will give their winner two free specials. Also SouthContinued to page 4

Hugoton High School’s varsity baseball team members are the Great Western Athletic Conference Champions! The faces of Eagle players and fans alike were lit up after the

announcement was made following the game against Scott City Thursday night. Photo courtesy of Thomas Frederick.

City Council approves rezoning action Hugoton City Council met in regular session May 6, 2013, at the council meeting room. Attending the meeting were City Inspector Joshua Grubbs, Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke, Mayor Jack E. Rowden, City Clerk Thomas G. Hicks, Electrical System Supervisor Gary Rowden and

councilmen Dean Banker, Mike Eshbaugh, Dan Corpening, Shannon Crawford and Tron Stegman. Also present were Police Chief Courtney Leslie, City Attorney Wayne R. Tate, Mike Willis, Warren Willis, Amanda Willis, Betty Willis, Neal Gillespie, Roger Lynch, Mabel Harmon, Hazel Allen, Earl

Omo, Bernice Omo, Jonathan Pearcy, Hugoton Hermes reporter Ruthie Winget and Robert Floyd. City Inspector Joshua Grubbs informed the council the Zoning Board will meet May 28, 2013, at 7:00 to discuss rezoning to allow triplex housing. The council passed the Continued to page 3

Commissioners hear about budgets and fireworks The Stevens County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, May 6, 2013 with all members, David Bozone, James Bell and Pat Hall 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 day with a few of the unofficial highlights. Official minutes will be published at a later date. Commissioners were finished talking with Dr. Leslie Bissell of SWGC about their

budget. They were still in the process of talking with the representative from SDSI about their budget when this reporter arrived. Verleen Hancock came in to speak of her approval and appreciation for Stevens County’s support to the SDSI. Verleen told of an occurrence when her son Doug was small. She overheard another young boy coming to the rescue of her son. It overwhelmed her to see someone besides herself rescuing and protecting her son. This is the same feeling she gets when she

sees how much the SDSI does to help her son and the help and support Stevens County gives them, so they can keep providing this help. RCDC representatives brought in a presentation for the commissioners to watch about the babies they help. They help, offer training and give support to mothers and babies in need. They brought in their request for support from the county for their budget. Sherri Martin brought in the Soil Conservation Continued to page 5

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Annual Brian Lamberson Memorial Rally is planned Dear Editor, It’s that time of the year when members of the Dust Bowl Riders begin contacting businesses and individuals for donations and contributions for this year’s Brian Lamberson Memorial Motorcycle Rally Saturday, June 8, 2013. The Hugoton Dust Bowl Riders proudly stand along with Terry and Linda Lamberson to honor the memory of their son Brian Lamberson. All proceeds from this event are donated back into Stevens County with one half of the proceeds donated to local charities and the other half given in the form of scholarships to Stevens County graduates who are looking to further their education through college or trade school. In May of 2012, five well qualified seniors were the proud recipients of Dust Bowl Rider Scholarships. As you may recall, the venue for the motorcycle rally has changed from the Hugoton VFW to Barb’s Den. The DBR enjoyed many years of successful poker runs at the VFW and sincerely appre-

Dust Bowl Riders ciate the support the VFW has shown and the support they continue to provide. The decision to move the venue to Barb’s Den was based on many factors, some of which were an increased need for security and control as the event continues to grow and expand. The good people at Barb’s Den have taken over the responsibility of checking ID’s, monitoring alcohol consumption and insuring absolutely no underage drinking takes place. That allows the DBR members to focus all their time and attention on coordinating the event itself. We want to make every effort to insure our event is fun and safe for everyone involved. Come join us at Barb’s Den June 8, 2013. Linda Lamberson will be at her usual place at the front table to greet you upon your arrival! You can shop with the vendors, visit with friends, buy a poker hand, and enjoy a great BBQ

meal. Again, local artist Robert Terrill will have original artwork up for auction. We encourage you to come and bid on the auction items or just come and admire the bikes that are as unique as the individuals who ride them! You do not have to ride a motorcycle to enjoy the event. Come out, join the fun and support the Brian Lamberson Memorial Motorcycle Rally and know that the money you contribute goes right back into the community, supporting our youth and those who are in need. If you have questions or would like to be a part of this great event, please feel free to contact any of the DBR members. Current board members for 2013 are as follows: President: Neil Olivier Vice-President: Lizann Shugart Secretary: Scott Butcher Treasurer: Andy Chappell Sincerely, Dust Bowl Riders

HUGOTON POLICE REPORT Business Hours, Call 544-4959 After Hours, Call 544-2020 Monday, April 29, 2013 • Dog at Large, 100 Block of South Main, Returned to Owner, Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Complaint, 600 Block of East Eleventh, Spoke to RP, Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock, 900 Block of South Coulter, Citizen Assist, Sergeant Johnson Tuesday, April 30, 2013 • Vehicle Unlock, 500 Block of South Jackson, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • RP of Fighting, 400 Block of West Sixth, Subjects Just Wrestling, Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock, 1100 Block of South Madison, Citizen Assist, Sergeant Johnson • Unwanted Subject, 900 Block of South Coulter, Subject Was Removed, Sergeant Johnson Wednesday, May 1, 2013 • Vehicle Unlock, 100 Block of South Van Buren, Officer Hagman • Vehicle Unlock, 100 Block of East Sixth, Citizen Assist, Officer Hagman • Dog at Large, 100 Block of East Sixth, Dog Impounded, Officer Hagman • Funeral Escort, 800 Block of West

City Limits, Public Service, Officer Hagman/ACO Smith Thursday, May 2, 2013 • Dog Complaint, 500 Block of West Eighth, Unable to Locate, Officer Hagman • Possible Criminal Threat, Investigated, Officer Hagman Friday, May 3, 2013 • Medical Assist, 900 Block of South Washington, Public Service, Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock, 900 Block of South Jackson, Citizen Assist, Sergeant Johnson • Damage to Gas Hose, 1000 Block of South Main, Took Report, Sergeant Johnson Saturday, May 4, 2013 • Gas Drive Off, 1000 Block of South Washington, Took Report, Officer Crane • Loud Music, 400 Block of East Fourth, Advised to Turn It Down, Officer Crane • Suspicious Person, 900 Block of South Coulter, Unable to Locate, Officer Crane • Medical Assist, 1000 Block of South Jackson, Public Service, Sergeant Johnson Sunday, May 5, 2013 • Found iPod and Phone, 900 Block of West City Limits, Returned to Owner, Sergeant Johnson

WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ Pioneer Manor residents play Bingo at 2:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Community members are invited to volunteer or play a game with the residents! AL-ANON Family Group meets at 1405 Cemetery Road Mondays and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. Call 620544-2610 or 620-544-2854 for more information. CELEBRATE LIFE every Monday night 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Assembly of God, 138 S. Main in Hugoton. Park in the back lot. HUGOTON LIONS CLUB meets every Second and Fourth Thursday of the month at Memorial Hall at 7:00 p.m. HUGOTON MASONIC LODGE #406 AF&AM meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Friday afternoons - Stevens County Library will show a movie for community children from 3:35 to 5:00 p.m. Contact Stacey at the SCL for more information 620544-2301. Wednesday nights - Inside Out Kids at the Hugoton Assembly of God, 138 S. Main, beginning with dinner at 6:45 p.m. Program will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Rides are available by calling Pastor Ben Coats at 620-4281487 before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings. April 6-May 18 - Baker Arts Center will present “Be the Dinosaur” at 624 S. Pershing in Liberal. The Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Visit to find out more. May 1 - July - Register your children for the Stevens County Library’s Reading Program at 500 Monroe.

Now through May 12 - Date change: Mid-America Air Museum in Liberal has opted to extend the wildly popular “Dinosaurs of Kansas” exhibit. The Air Museum is located at 2000 W. Second St. in Liberal. May 9 - Aglow Fellowship (men & women) will meet at Seventh and Main at 7:00 p.m. for coffee and the meeting at 7:30 with Lisa McFarland being the keynote speaker. - Shila Moore, personal historian, will be at the Pioneer Manor Coffee Shop at 7:00 p.m. to speak about her book, “Stories From the Heart.” She is available to help you write the story of your family, business, organization or community. - Stevens County K-State Research and Extension is hosting an Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure “SPCC” informational meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Stevens County 4-H Building. The meeting is free to attend and will run about 90 minutes. For more information, contact Stevens County Extension Agent Joshua Morris at the Extension Office 620-5444359. May 10 - Date Change: The Hugoton Middle and High School bands will not host their concert until May 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the HMS Auditorium. - Moscow High School German exchange students’ car wash at MHS. For more information, read the Moscow News this week! - Last half of 2012 taxes are due at the County office. After May 10, taxes become delinquent and bear interest at the rate of 6% per annum. May 11 - Garden City Community College will offer a one-day Kansas Concealed Carry course from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30

p.m. at the John Collins Vocational Building. Completion of the course meets training requirements to qualify for a Kansas Concealed Carry permit. Pre-registration is available by contacting or 620276-9629 or visiting - Western Kansas Chapter of the American Red Cross Sixth Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser at Willow Tree Golf Course Liberal, KS. Sign up your team by call 620-6260175. Four persons scramble - 18 holes. Tee Time 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. For Information Contact: Sherry Helmke624-8411 or 655-2251 - Stevens County Library will offer “Find Yourself: Maps and Geocache - Tools and Techniques to Find Your Way in the Modern World.” Please call the SCL at 544-2301 if you plan to attend. - Hugoton Senior Center will host a dance beginning at 8:00 p.m. Bob Walters will play. May 12 - Happy Mother’s Day! - Moscow Baptist will host services at Pioneer Manor at 3:00 p.m. May 13 - SuperMom 2013 drawing: be sure to enter your mother, grandmother, wife, aunt, special friend or any other spectacular mother for a bevy of wonderful prizes from area merchants! - The American Legion Auxiliary will meet at the home of Hedy Lairmore at 2:00 p.m. - Stevens County Library Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. May 14 - Stevens County Economic Development Board will meet at 12:00 noon in the Activity Room at the Senior Center. May 15 - Hugoton Elementary/ Middle Schools will have Early Release at 1:35 p.m. - Hugoton Airport Board will

Consumer Alert

Contributed by the Kansas Insurance Department

FLOOD INSURANCE RATES TO INCREASE Kansans evaluating their flood insurance needs should be aware of upcoming rate increases for new and renewal policies, according to Sandy Praeger, Commissioner of Insurance. The rate increases are part of provisions passed by Congress as part of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. Floods - or an excess of water (or mud) on normally dry land - are not covered by a typical homeowner’s or renter’s policy. Most homes may be eligible for coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The NFIP offers flood insurance policies, through local insurance agents, for homeowners or renters in communities that participate in the federal program. “Consumers should be aware there is a 30-day waiting period after the purchase of a flood insurance policy before the coverage goes into effect,” Commissioner Praeger said, “so Kansans should take that into consideration when determining if and when to purchase coverage.” The new federal legislation extends NFIP until September 30, 2017. It includes phasing out subsidies on properties with repetitive losses, allowing coverage for multifamily properties, and minimum deductibles for flood claims. The typical policy premium is approximately $500 per year, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which oversees the flood insurance. Although the Kansas Insurance Department can answer basic questions about flood insurance through its Consumer Assistance Hotline, the NFIP is a federal program that has its own website, Kansas consumers can also call the FEMA Region VII office at 816-283-7980.

meet at 7:00 p.m. in the Airport Lounge. May 16 - Congressman Tim Huelskamp will host office hours in Hugoton from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Stevens County Courthouse. For more information, call 620-225-0172 - Hugoton Intermediate School will host their annual talent show at 7:00 p.m. in the Hugoton Elementary School Gymnasium. - KU Alumni Association and Kansas Athletics will host University of Kansas head football Coach Charlie Weis at the Seward County Ag Building, 1501 W. Eighth Street in Liberal at 6:30 p.m. Call Emily Ellison at 785-864-9772 to register. Contact Brad Eland at or Megan McMullen at with any questions. - Celebrate the Volunteers of Pioneer Manor and Stevens County Hospital from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Pioneer Manor. All volunteers and community members invited. May 18 - Hugoton High School Graduation at 10:00 a.m. - Retirement reception for Mrs. Cindy Bressler Broaddus

at Moscow High School. “Mrs. B” has taught at MHS for 31 years. - Hunter Education class will be offered at Rolla High School. Students can register at www.safehunters. com, “Morton County, Rolla HIgh School” class. All 13 tests online must be completed before the class. Registration and test scores have to be printed off and presented at the class. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and class begins at 8:00 a.m. Call 620-360-0289 with questions. May 19 - Rusty Callahan will host services at Pioneer Manor at 3:00 p.m. - Hugoton Learning Academy Graduation in the old

HHS/HMS cafeteria. May 20 - Stevens County Commissioners will meet in the Commissioners’ Room at the Stevens County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. - USD 210 Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 21 - Last day of school for Hugoton High School students. May 23 - Last day of school for Hugoton Elementary and Early Childhood Development Center students. May 26 - Hugoton Baptist will host services at Pioneer Manor at 3:00 p.m. May 27 - Memorial Day

Stevens County Fire Department and Ambulance Report Stevens County Emergency Services run activity April 29 through May 5. Fire Department Hugoton Station Saturday, May 4 - 2:28 p.m. - called to 710 West City Limits for a fence and shed

fire. Fire Department Moscow Station No activity this period. Ambulance Activity One medical run, two transfers and one Life Flight.

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

U.S. Representative Tim Huelskamp U.S. House of Representatives 126 Cannon HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone 202-225-2715 Fax 202-225-5124 Web site: ---------Kansas Senator Larry Powell - District 39 Phone: 785-296-7694 2209 Grandview Dr. E Garden City, Ks. 67846 Phone: 620-275-6789 Email: ---------Kansas Representative Steve Alford District 124 Phone: 785-296-7696 4179 East Road 19 Ulysses, Ks 67880 Phone: 620-356-1361 Email: j.stephen.alford@ ---------State Board of Education Sally Cauble - District 5 530 Lilac Liberal, KS 67901 620-624-6677 Email: ---------Kansas Bureau of Investigation 1620 SW Tyler Topeka, Ks. 66612 Phone: 785-296-8200 Wichita Office: P.O. Box 6 Wichita, Ks. 67201 Web site:

Kansas Insurance Department Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger 420 SW Ninth St. Topeka, Ks. 66612 Phone: 785-296-3071 Fax: 785-296-7805 Email: commissioner@ Web site: ---------Treasurer Ron Estes Kansas State Treasurer 900 SW Jackson, Suite 201 Topeka, Ks. 66612-1235 Phone: 785-296-3171 ----------

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

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases. Psalm 103: 2, 3

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City Council Continued from page 1 The council passed the motion to rezone lots 9 and 10 in Block 85 from “R-2” two family residential district to “B-2” general business district. This is the lot across the street north from Presto Convenience store. Jonathan Pearcy asked the council if the alley entrances in the 500 block of

West Fifth Street could be made wider to accommodate his work trucks. He stated he would pay half of the expenses if the city would pay the other half. After some discussion, the council voted to pay half the expense of this project. Roger Lynch informed the council Lakin and Syracuse

Former Senator Steve Morris is presented a plaque in appreciation of his years of service from the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce Director Kristin Farnum and Stevens County Economic Development Director Neal Gillespie.

Outgoing Chamber Board Member Todd Gayer is honored for his years of service. Left to right are board members Cathy Wolters;

both adopted resolutions to support the American Constitution Amendment #2 which is the right to bear arms. He asked Hugoton City Council to do the same. The council tabled this issue until the next meeting to allow the city attorney to check into the resolution. Neal Gillespie asked the council to approve the motion to offer a public hearing to discuss the Neighborhood Revitalization. The council passed the motion to have a public hearing. The legal will need to published two times before the public hearing can be scheduled. Robert Floyd asked for permission to block off Sixth Street from the alley by Bultman to Monroe Street from noon until 8:00 p.m. June 8 for the Dust Bowl Riders’ Brian Lamberson Memorial Motorcycle Rally. The council voted to grant the club permission. Paul Nordyke brought in bids for the two pickups the city needs to buy. The council voted to buy one pickup from Riley Chevrolet and one pickup from Ghumm’s Auto. The council asked Paul to get a price for a front end loader the city needs. Mike Eshbaugh was

David Snyder; Sonya Gayer, Todd’s wife, accepting the award; Kristin Farnum; Kimberly Kraisinger and Rachel Crane.

Hospital Board Continued from page 1 all budget forms had been sent to the separate departments Monday and the budget would be available at the next meeting for presentation to the county commissioners. Dave also stated hospital finances are in good shape. General consensus is the hospital should have two to three months of operating expenses to be considered stable. The Stevens County Hospital has a little over two months and all accounts payable are current. Professional fees for contract nursing are higher than expected as well as the cost of utilities at Pioneer Manor. The retail pharmacy is performing well. Hospital Director of Nursing Dawn Maas gave a report for the nursing staff of the hospital. This week is Nurses’ Week and an event has been planned for each day to boost morale including Wacky Hair Day, 80s Day and Rock Star/Diva Day. They have just completed a two-day trauma nursing class. All nurses have been re-certified and new nurses certified. Michelle Martin, operating room coordinator, requested funds to purchase two new colonscopes and one new gastroscope at the cost of $44,383. The hospital has only one colonscope at this time. It is over seven years old and has broken down twice in the last year; forcing patients to be rescheduled. Michelle pointed out that the preparation for the procedure is unpleasant enough the first time; having to reschedule the procedure and repeat the preparation keeps some patients from doing so. Two new colonscopes would allow them to do twice the procedures and allow for a backup in case one failed. The vendor had offered two options—one for 12 months at 0% interest

and one at two years for 2.99% interest. Following discussion, the board unanimously voted to approve the purchase of the equipment and to leave the financing up to administration. The Human Resource report was reviewed next. The board discussed medical staff credentialing and voted unanimously to reappoint Dr. Seon B. Liong as consulting radiologist. Stacy Helget provided a report for the Clinic. The vision of the Clinic is to be 100% covered; either the patient pays up front or they are insured. Accounts overdue 90-120 days are below 1%. Dr. Sam will be on vacation later this month. His on-call duties will be covered by Dr. McGroarty and Dr. Human. Rachel Crane, administrator of Pioneer Manor, gave a report. The current census is 68. They have had five dismissals, three deaths, one return home and two admissions since the last report. The director of nursing for long-term care has been hired, as well as three full-time RNs, two household coordinators and one housekeeper. The RNs have each signed a three-year contract. There are still several CMA and CNA positions available. In a cost-saving measure, the goal is to minimize use of agency nursing staff as much as possible. Linda Stalcup, hospital administrator, updated the board about the hospital. They have received approval for Pioneer Electric to fund the project for the imaging department which includes purchasing a new portable x-ray machine, a new non-portable table and x-ray machine, and a digital mammography machine. The hospital has been approved for up to $400,000, but expects the final

expenditure will be less. A remodel of the x-ray room is being planned to accommodate the updated equipment. Once the remodel is complete, the plan is to have an Open House and invite the public in order to show off the new changes. State surveyors inspected the lab, home health and the imaging department. The lab and home health received zero deficiencies. The portable machine in imaging did not pass inspection; however, that will be resolved with the purchase of the new equipment. The scholarship committee has awarded three seniors out of 14 applicants - a $1,000 scholarship. The committee will again take the concession this year to help fund the scholarship. Next week is Hospital Week and activities planned for all week, including a meal catered by Honey’s BBQ and a raffle for goodie baskets. Raffle tickets are purchased by donating canned goods to Project Hope. In old business, the plumbing issue at the hospital was discussed. Only one bid has been received. The work would be scheduled during the daytime in the workweek to keep labor costs down. Motion was made and approved unanimously to accept Tatro Plumbing’s bid for less than $20,000 to replace the horizontal castiron plumbing in the old part of the hospital. Chairman Warren Willis advised he had received a call from a county commissioner about the state of the landscaping at Pioneer Manor. The problems were discussed at length and Trevor and Larry were asked to explore options. There being no new business, the board voted to enter executive session.

elected “President of the Hugoton City Council.” Gary Rowden was appointed Director #1 for the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency board. The official depositories was designated to be Citizens State Bank and First National Bank. The official city paper was designated to be Hugoton Hermes Newspaper. The city officials reappointed were City Treasurer - Carrie Baeza; City Inspector - Joshua Grubbs; City Clerk - Thomas G. Hicks; Chief of PoliceCourtney Leslie; Outside Utilities Supervisor - Paul Nordyke; Electrical System Supervisor - Gary Rowden; City Attorney Wayne R. Tate; and Municipal Judge - Sherri Leonard. Wayne Tate reported Kansas Dairy Ingredient’s attorney has finally responded to the proposed temporary industrial wastewater treatment agreement. Tate will consider the requests for changes and modify the agreement with conditions he feels are acceptable and forward the document for the council to review. KDI has executed the consent to annexation. The city attorney will prepare an ordinance annexing the KDI property and all the rest of the Stevens County Industrial Park. Councilman Eshbaugh suggested a committee be appointed to work with Kansas Dairy Ingredients to improve communications for the development of its business and its effects to city services. The mayor appointed Mike Eshbaugh and Dan Corpening to serve as the committee. After going into executive session in regard to personnel matters, the meeting adjourned. Their next meeting will be May 20, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in the Stevens County Commissioners’ Room.

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One Man’s Trash Is Another’s Treasure! Find yours at one of Stevens County’s great garage sales!

u o Y k n a Th to Mark Crawford,

USD #210 Superintendant of Schools, for taking a stand against the ACLU concerning the dinosaur exhibit that recently visited the school. Darin Heger




Don’t Forget Mother Let Her Enjoy Mother’s Day All Week Come in and see the new things we have

Country Garden 544-2816 524 S. Main Open Mon.-Fri. 9-5 & Sat. 9-3

Celebrate The Volunteers of

Pioneer Manor/Stevens County Hospital

May 16, 2013 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at

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We Welcome All The Volunteers And Community Volunteers are Dedicated and Helpful Volunteers Make a Difference

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History From The Hermes Compiled by Ruthie Winget

BREAK GROUND FOR CHURCH—Participants in groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Moscow Methodist Church on which construction will begin immediately were, left to right: Rev. Ben White, Bloom; Rev. F.E. Rohl, Hugoton; Rev. Delbert Ester, Sublette; Rev. Bervie Scott, Moscow; A.E. Buck, architect; Boyd E Stehwein, contractor for the new building; and Walter

The Way We Were . . .

MAY 7, 1935 – JANUARY 11, 2011

601 S. Main - Hugoton

PAUL'S FUNERAL HOME David & Brandy Robson

Different ideas for outdoor storage When people think of outdoor storage, they generally envision garden sheds to house their lawn and garden equipment and tools. However, if space doesn't allow for a large shed, there is no need to fret because there are other storage possibilities. Consider a garden ottoman or bench, for example. This structure can be built from wood and then painted or covered in padded fabric. Store small items inside the ottoman, which can also serve as a table or additional seating. Additionally, an ottoman can keep garden tools like shovels and rakes organ-


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Hunsinger, J.E. Ward, J.L. Brownell, Carl White, R.V. McCue and Jay Shriver, all on the church building committee. Mr. Brownell turned over the first spadeful of dirt during the ground-breaking ceremonies, attended by about 100 persons. From the May 21, 1953 issue of The Hugoton Hermes.

ized. Homeowners with a deck can construct lidded deck boxes to store patio cushions or any other outdoor equipment. Utilizing the space under the deck is another idea. Cover the perimeter of the bottom of the deck with lattice and install one piece on a hinge to serve as a door. Store equipment underneath and out of sight. It also will be protected from the elements. From Metro Editorial Services.

Thursday, May 15, 2008 Kristen Schnittker was selected to attend the Twentyfifth Annual Governor’s Scholars Award May 4, 2008 in Topeka. The recognition ceremony honors the top academic 1% of Kansas high School seniors. Thursday, May 15, 2003 Hugoton postal workers collected 975 pounds of food from postal patrons Saturday during the “Help Stamp Out Hunger” campaign. After the food was weighed, Hugoton and Moscow boy scouts from Boy Scout Troop 189 unloaded the food at the Stevens County Food Closet. Thursday, May 13, 1993 The tornado was a quarter to a half mile wide and swept across Stevens County from bottom to top Thursday evening for over 25 miles with a tremendous fury devastating everything in its way. The violent winds marched through the Dave Moser home about 8:52 in the evening and ravaged everything the family had accumulated at the farm located between Moscow and Hugoton. One of the most surprising sights when the family emerged from the basement, which was all that was left of their home was the Moser daughter’s car standing straight up against a red truck. Both vehicles had been housed in the 60x130 foot

shed. Sheriff DeWitt and his men report two separate storms grew into this one huge threat that wreaked havoc all along the twentyfive mile trek that night. Thursday, May 12, 1983 Avis Bevans, after thirtyseven years as an educator, has decided to retire. She has been teaching Hugoton sixth graders for the past twentythree years. Friday, May 17, 1973 Don Trentham of Bigbee Motors will be honored for outstanding sales performance during 1972 at a 300500 Club banquet in May. This club was founded to recognize performance of outstanding salesmen throughout the nation. Thursday, May 16, 1963 A/3c John Gregg, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Gregg came home last week for a 30 day leave. John is being transferred from Alaska. Thursday, May 21, 1953 The new Moscow Methodist Church had their ground breaking ceremony this week in preparation to begin construction for their new building. About 100 people attended the ceremony. If any readers have pictures for the history page of the Hermes, please bring them in to Ruthie Winget at The Hugoton Hermes.

You are invited to come worship with family and friends at Pioneer Manor May 12 Moscow Baptist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stevens County Fire Chief Phil Thompson accepts a $2,000 check on behalf of the Stevens County Volunteer Fire Department from Ted Van Winkle of ExxonMobil. The money will be

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Council receives $1,000 Greg Grewell, a Pioneer sales rep, has donated $1000 to the Stevens County 4-H Council. Grewell was awarded this contribution money by DuPont Pioneer for his dedication to customer - focused activities throughout the year. DuPont Pioneer (www.pio is the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high - quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere, Science with Service Delivering Success™.

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west Family Steakhouse will be giving away a $20 gift certificate to their lucky winner. Dominoes Mexican Grill will award their winner two free specials and a chance to be Super Mom 2013. If you’d like to spend some one-on-one time with your wife, mother or grandmother, sign her up at Showplace Video, where she could win two free video rentals, two free drinks and a large popcorn for a fun night at home. Jet Drive-In will be giving to their lucky winner two free dinners with drinks. If the bills seem to be getting her down, register her at White’s Foodliner, and she could get a $25 gift card for groceries, or register at Stevens

County Retail Pharmacy, where the winner will get a gift basket full of goodies. You could also give your wife, mother or grandmother a chance to splurge on herself by registering her at Citizens State Bank for 20 Gas Capital Dollars. If you have no idea what your special lady would like for Mother’s Day, let her pick out her own gift by signing her up at Alco for a $10 gift card or at First National Bank for a $25 gift card to spend anywhere. Wherever you decide to register your wife, mother or grandmother and whatever you decide to get her, make sure to show the women in your life how much you care this Sunday, May 12!

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The students of Bonnie Lomax present their spring piano recital Sunday, May 5, at the Hugoton United Methodist Church. Students performed two contrasting pieces each. Several piano trios were enjoyed as well. Many of Mrs. Lomax’s students will be involved in National Guild Auditions this coming Thursday and Fri-

day. Students from left to right are Bailey Miller, Brooklyn Miller, Elizabeth Johnson, Kyra Benfer, Sarah Johnson, Grace Dillinger, Ashlyn Schechter, Alexis Kelley, Rebecca Johnson, Vivian Titus, Alyssa Rodriguez, Kara Rodriguez, Jaelynn Kelley and Marlyn Heger. Photo courtesy of Ken Lomax.

April Students of the Month for Hugoton Middle School are, left to right, seventh graders Marlyn Heger and Jacob Neufeld and eighth

project in the amount of $20,612.00. Rodney Kelling checked in and informed the commissioners that he is taking the first ambulance to Colorado to have the cot put in then May 1 he will take the second ambulance. He informed them that the Medical Foundation donated $5,000.00 to help with the installation of the cots. Tony Martin informed the commissioners the Road Department is hauling ¾” rock in preparation of 2013 projects. He said he would get a cost estimate for an approach and the road to the scales for KDI at the Stevens County Industrial Park area. Tony discussed putting up the yield signs in this same area. He also discussed the streets and curb and gutter in the Pioneer Addition. Tony talked about the repairs for Second Street - Road D and Road Y. Ted Heaton checked in to see if commissioners needed anything from the Sheriff’s Department. Sheila Ellis came in to talk about the lesser Prairie Chicken as an endangered species. Sheila is working with James Carlson of Garden City to prevent the listing of the lesser Prairie Chicken as an endangered species. Sheila asked if the County would be willing to give a contribution of $785.00 for the next three months. The commissioners decided to wait till the next meeting to decide. Phillip Willis brought in bids to purchase the tire shearer at the landfill: Wesley Regensberg $75.00; O D’s Shop $395.00; Hugoton Metal Recycling $1,000.00. Motion was made and passed to accept the bid from Hugoton Metal Recycling for $1,000.00 to purchase the tire shearer. Phillip also brought in bids for a pickup for the landfill. Ghumm’s Auto – 2013 Ford F150 4x4 Supercab $26,780.00 (used) (Jim Ghumm); Riley Chevrolet Buick, Inc – 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 Ext Cab 28,689.10 (new) (Alvin Riley). Motion was made and passed to accept the bid from Ghumm’s Auto. Eunice Schroeder came in to ask how the County’s bid process is done. The Library board is taking bids for carpet replacement and to use stack lifters to move books. The Library is going to have their one hundredth year anniversary in 2014. Dan Corpening came in to talk about the lots in the Stevens County Industrial Park that were set aside for a future hotel. He asked if the lots could be held until the investment group is finalized. He asked if they could negotiate a price. The commissioners told him it is $16,000.00 an acre including specials. Motion was made to allow Corporate East name on the lots – Block 1 Lot 1 & 2 in the Stevens County Industrial Park until July 1, 2013. Motion carried. Millie Heger came in to ask if the gate on the north side of the race track leading to the pit

graders Elias Mendoza and Kyra Kalani. Photo courtesy of Morey Mecklenburg.

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Continued from page 1 was wanting their opinion of a possible burn ban or fireworks ban. People are needing to know if they should order fireworks or not. The commissioners want to wait before making a decision. Rodney will come back to the May 20 meeting at 9:00 a.m. By motion the meeting adjourned. April 8, 2013 Board of Canvassers Meeting The Board of Canvassers met at 8:00 a.m. to canvass the votes from the April 2, 2013 City/School General Election. Present were Jim Bell, Connie Gold and County Clerk Pam Bensel. There were four Provisional Ballots and all four ballots were counted. These ballots did not change the outcome of the election of the first count. By motion the Board adjourned. April 15, 2013 The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with all members present. Also present were County Counselor Bob Johnson, County Clerk Pam Bensel, RoGlenda Coulter and Marie Austin of The Hugoton Hermes. Dave called the meeting to order. Pat moved to approve the minutes of the last meeting. Dave seconded. Motion carried. Pat moved to approve the county vouchers. Jim seconded. Motion carried. The clerk was instructed to draw warrants on the Treasurer chargeable to the various funds of the county for the following amounts: General . 52,079.24; Road & Bridge .. 17,022.67; Building .. 765.96; Employees Benefit .. 1,450.03; Noxious Weed .. 248.73; Diversion .. 292.00; Community Health .. 15,808.04; Wekando .. 3,750.00; Employee’s P/R Misc W/H .. 84.36 Tony McBride came in to give an update on the Pioneer Manor heating and air conditioning system that works with the computers. Tony expressed the need for someone to help work with the lawn care at the Pioneer Manor. He talked about the old Pioneer Manor project and informed the commissioners that the masonry and electrical people are behind in their work. Tony presented a proposal for ceiling revisions on the Health Department/Physical Therapy project in the amount of $20,612.00. Motion was made and passed to accept proposal change for the Health Department/Physical Therapy

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Stevens County Commissioners budget. Dan Corpening was present at the meeting. During a lull in the agenda, the commissioners talked to him about the motel plans. Sheriff Ted Heaton came in to talk to the commissioners about the officers for the school systems. He had information he had gathered from surrounding counties who already have officers. He shared this information with the commissioners. He still wants to do more research about the situation. School officers are armed. Ted also told the commissioners the surveillance cameras in his office are already outdated and need to be redone. They are not doing all they should be doing. He brought a bid in with him. Bob Johnson said this could be a legal issue. Motion was made and passed to allow Ted to purchase the cameras. Ted also talked about an incident at Abengoa. Five drug dogs were brought in to the facility at the request of Abengoa. Ted promised a story about the incident for The Hermes. Bob reported Linda Gilmore, a Stevens County resident, has been appointed to take the place of Judge Kim Schroeder. It was also discussed the name of the industrial park east of town has officially been announced at the chamber banquet Friday evening. It was kept secret until Steve Morris could be surprised and told at the banquet. The commissioners decided and passed the motion it should officially be Senator Morris Industrial Park. The subject of the yard at Pioneer Manor was discussed. Pat will attend the hospital board meeting to discuss this matter with them. Next on the agenda were Christian Knipp and Shawn from Trane Heat and Air. They presented details and numbers to the commissioners for the new system for the courthouse and Memorial Hall. Commissioners will let them know. The Trane reps advised the commissioners that as far as scheduling goes - the sooner they let them know - the better. Neal Gillespie talked about the Neighborhood Revitalization plan. Motion was made and passed to go with the revitalization plan. He also told of the Kansas Sampler he attended. He thought it was a good show. Rodney Kelling came back in to talk to the commissioners about the Fourth of July. He

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could be kept locked because of vandalism. The commissioners agreed to allow the gate to be locked if a key was given to Phillip Willis so the landfill employees could enter at any time. Millie said that would work for her. Paula Rowden informed the commissioners that there was a study done to review overall counties of the State of Kansas and because of our WIC services, Stevens County ranked third. Paula invited the commissioners to a meeting Thursday, June 13 in Garden City at the Wheatland Convention Center or Wednesday, July 24 in Liberal at the Hampton Inn to help understand the funding of the programs. Paula asked for a dishwasher to be put in at the new Community Health building. It would cost around $500.00. Neal Gillespie came in to discuss Neighborhood Revitalization. He presented a plan for the commissioners to adopt for Stevens County. Motion was made and passed to adopt the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan. Commissioners asked J C Cantrell to come in and presented him with a plaque for his years of service for Stevens County. Jim reported on the WEKANDO meeting he attended. Motion was made and passed to take $5,000.00 out of the General Fund to supply the money needed for the 2013 Extension Council budget due to a mistake at the budget workshop in 2012. By motion the Board adjourned.

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PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, May 2, 2013) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Estate of Carol J. Adams, deceased (Pursuant to Chapter 59 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated) Case No. 11-PR-30 NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FINAL SETTLEMENT

Execudtor, allowance of attorneys’ fees and expenses, determination fo the heris, entitled to the estate and assignment to them in accordance witht rhe last Will and Teestament of the Decedent, carol J. Adams. You are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on or before May 24, 2013, at 9:30 o’clock A.M., on said day, in said Court, in the City of Hugoton, in Stevens County, at which time and place said cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said Petition. Donald W. Adams Petitioner

The State of Kansas, to All Persons Concerned You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed on April 23, 2013 in said Court by Donald W. Adams, Executor of the Estate of Carol J. Adams, deceased, praying for a final settlement of the estate, approval of his acts, proceedings and accounts as

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Eagles are GWAC League Champs It was an exciting night at the Hugoton baseball field when the Eagles played Scott City in two tough games. Game one brought Ross Davis to the mound where he struck out six batters, walked one and allowed six runs. Despite all, the Eagles played a hard game and came up victorious, 9-6. Scott City was first on the scoreboard in the first inning but was shut down before any real harm could be done. Seven batters for the Eagles went to the plate in the first inning scoring once to tie the score going into the top of the second. Nic Frederick scored the Eagles first run on an RBI. Scott City was down by three in the seventh inning. The Beavers rallied getting runners on bases and in scoring position threatening to take the win away from Hugoton. Davis got Scott City’s Tyler Hess to fly out, ending the game and the win for Hugoton. The second game was a

long hard fought battle taking it to 12 innings. Scott City did not like losing the first game and played a harder defense in game two. Hugoton had several players reach bases and move into scoring position only to be stopped by the visiting Beavers. Hugoton however outlasted the Scott City team and ended the battle with another win, 6-5. Yates Sutton went to the mound in the second game. He battled the visiting team from the mound and while playing offense. Sutton reached bases five times, scored one run and doubled in the fourth inning. Slade Shuck came in to finish the final two innings from the mound relieving Sutton after a well fought ten innings. Shuck struck out one batter and gave up three hits. By the end of the twelfth inning Hugoton had six runs, 15 hits, six RBI’s and 19 runners left on base. These wins gave the Eagles enough wins to claim the league championship.

Tanner Barrells backs up Nic Frederick during a recent baseball game. The Eagles varsity team is the GWAC League Champions with a record of 17-1!

Hugoton Eagles split double header with Lakin The Eagles split a double header with Lakin April 29 giving the Hugoton team their first loss of the season. While leading throughout most of the first game a sudden comeback by Lakin in the bottom of the eighth inning took the win from Hugoton 67. Hugoton sent Yates Sutton to the mound to start this

tight game. Sutton pitched six and a part of the seventh inning allowing eight hits and four runs. Jeison Rodriguez relieved Sutton for a partial inning allowing two hits and three runs. Sutton threw 123 pitches with 79 strikes. Rodriguez threw 39 pitches with 18 strikes. Hugoton sent 35 batters to the mound getting 12 hits

and six runs. Slade Shuck scored twice during the game and led the team on runs. Nic Frederick went to bat five times and had four hits. He brought in two runners and scored once himself. Game two went better for the Hugoton team scoring six runs and holding Lakin to 0. Fredrick pitched all seven innings throwing 89 pitches

with 60 strikes. He allowed four hits with only one batter reaching first base. The Eagles had 29 batters up but only had seven hits and scoring six runs five from RBI’s. Alfredo Licon went to the plate three times hitting once and scoring twice.

All Hugoton players medal in JV golf tournament Nic Frederick swings at the baseball during a recent game at home. The team defeated Scott City in a double header Friday.

The Hugoton JV Golf team participated in the Hugoton tournament. The Eagles had six golfers at the tournament where all six placed in the top ten. Christen Heger placed first, Rance Ralston placed second, Andrew Stevenson placed third, Mathew LeNeve placed fourth, Maverick Nelson placed sixth, and Austin Nordyke placed eigth. “They finally had a beautiful day to play and it was perfect. Great job everyone,” said coach Rex Evans.

All six players receive a medal in the top ten at the JV golf tournament at Hugoton! From the left Rance Ralstin second, Coach Rex Evans, Christian Heger places first, Andrew Steven-

son third, Matthew LeNeve fourth, Maverick Nelson sixth and Austin Nordyke eighth. Photo courtesy of Lisa LeNeve.

Both HHS track teams place third at Holcomb Invitational

Mitchell Shelton throws the discus at the Lakin Track and Field meet Friday.

Sports Schedule Thursday, May 9 High School Track GWAC at Goodland; 3:00 p.m. V Boys Golf GWAC at Holcomb; 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 13 Boys Golf Regionals; TBA Baseball Regionals; TBA Softball Regionals; TBA

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The Holcomb Invitational track meet was Friday, April 19. Both Hugoton High School track teams placed third at the meet. Girls Results 200m Dash 2 Nicole Kinser 27.08 3200m Run 3 Maria Martinez 13:24.56 100m Hurdles 3 Taylor Fiss 18.04 4x100m Relay 1 Ana Pena, Nicole Kinser, Taylor Fiss, BayLee Hoskinson 52.11

4x800m Relay 6 Jackie Garcia, Sarah Johnson, Brittney Kolb, Maria Martinez 11:31.43 High Jump 6 Catie LeNeve 4’ 6” Long Jump 1 Nicole Kinser 17’ 1 ¼” Triple Jump 1 Nicole Kinser 37’ 10 ½” Discus 4 Enddy Bojorquez 90’ 9 ½” 5 Karessa Nordyke 90’ 8 ½” Javelin 4 Taylor Fiss 95’ 4” Third Place

Boys Results 200m Dash 5 Jorge Montoya 24.22 400m Dash 5th Chase Hittle 55.10 800m Run 1 Patrick Weaver 2:00.55 1600m Run 1 Patrick Weaver 4:34.27 3 Jacob Martin 4:44.70 3200m Run 1 Jacob Martin 10:18.59 2 Issac Castro 10:29.61 300m Hurdles 3 Brad Hemann 43.28 4 Israel Tinoco 44.60

4x400m Relay 4 Patrick Weaver, Wade Heger, Manuel Mendez, Luis Castro 3:40.13 4x800m Relay 3 Luis Castro, Ulises Armendariz, Chase Hittle, Issac Castro 8:39.29 Triple Jump 5 Fisher Hewitt 39’ 7” Javelin 5 Patrick Weaver 148’7” Third Place

Pheasants Forever biologists will conduct CRP workshops The Farm Service Agency will administer a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up May 20, 2013 through June 14, 2013. To get the word out about this sign-up period and to assist landowners in signing up, Kansas Pheasants Forever biologists will conduct a series of workshops across the state.There will be three workshops in Hugoton May 14. One will be at the Stevens County NRCS/FSA from 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. The next one will be at the Stevens County Fair Office at 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The workshops will be set up to answer any questions landowners have about CRP, as well as provide attendees with information on how they can improve their chances of getting accepted through the use of practices beneficial to wildlife. Several of the workshop locations are accepting walk-in customers and appointments to provide one-on-

one, site-specific consultations. To find a Pheasants Forever CRP workshop near you, see the list below. Landowners enrolled in the CRP program receive annual rental payments and costshare assistance to establish long-term, resource-conserving covers on eligible farmland. Land that is not currently enrolled in CRP can be offered during sign-up if all eligibility requirements are met. Contracts awarded during this general sign-up will become effective October 1, 2013. The CRP program was first included in the 1985 Farm Bill to reduce soil erosion by taking land out of production and establishing permanent cover. At the time, it was estimated that topsoil was being lost at a rate of 3 billion tons per year due to erosion. Today’s CRP program has evolved to address issues of water quality, as well as wildlife habitat. In Kansas, CRP has reduced erosion, im-

proved water and air quality, and provided more than 2 million acres of native grass

habitat critical to prairie wildlife, including the lesser prairie chicken.

2013 Fishing Atlas is now available Packed with over 60 pages of detailed, easy-to-read maps, the 2013 Kansas Fishing Atlas is a must-have for any angler. In addition to maps of public waters, anglers can also find maps of Fishing Impoundment and Stream Habitats (F.I.S.H.) waters, Community Fisheries Assistance Program (CFAP) leased properties, and lakes deemed as Family Friendly Facilities (FFF). F.I.S.H. F.I.S.H. sites are privatelyowned ponds or streams the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has leased and opened to public fishing. These sites are numbered in red on each map. CFAP CFAP leases fishing rights for lakes operated by communities to ensure no additional fees are charged for anglers.

More than 200 community lakes, covering nearly 13,000 acres, are enrolled in CFAP for 2013. FFF FFF lakes are alcohol-free fishing spots with flush toilets, regular security patrols, security lighting and easy accessibility, making them perfect for family fishing outings. FFF lakes are indicated on the list of CFAP-enrolled properties found at the front of the fishing atlas. Anglers can obtain the 2013 Kansas Fishing Atlas from most KDWPT offices and license vendors, as well as online at To download an electronic version of the 2013 Kansas Fishing Atlas, visit and click “KDWPT Info / Locations / Hunting & Fishing Maps by County / 2013 Fishing Atlas.”

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Lady Eagles split wins with Scott City The Lady Eagles traveled to Scott City Friday, May 3 where they split the wins with the Lady Beavers in the double header. In game one the Lady Eagles took an early lead, 5-0 in the third inning. Taylor Haar started Hugoton off on their five run rally by singling then stealing to second. Chastity Parsons hammered a double bringing in Haar. Parsons soon stole home giving the team a two to zero lead. Even though the Lady Eagles got seven hits and scored eight runs throughout the game it wasn't enough to take the win. Final score was 8-9, Scott City. The Lady Eagles came alive in the second game of the double header tearing up the Scott City team. Hugoton started the away game with two runs in the first inning with runs by Tessa Rindles and Taryn Garza. Garza led her team to a 19 to 2 victory with a home run in the first, a single in the second and third innings and three RBI’s on three hits. Garza went to the mound and held Scott City, keeping the Lady Beavers from hitting any pitches throughout most of the game. Kelsey Hittle relieved Garza, pitching the final two and one-third innings where she allowed two runs. Hugoton exploded in the third inning, racking up 14 runs. Pounding the Scott City pitches, the home team ended with 18 hits, 14 RBI’s and a total of 19 runs.

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header. The girls split wins with the Scott City Beavers.

Lady Eagles win one, lose one at Lakin The Lady Eagles traveled to Lakin April 29 where they split the double header. In game one the Hugoton girls defeated the Lakin team 8-4. Taryn Garza went to the mound where she pitched seven innings. Garza allowed six hits and four runs but kept Lakin from scoring any home runs. Chastity Parsons led her team in runs, going to bat four times and scoring three runs. She brought in three runners. Garza, Josie Mueller, Abbi Lopez, Kelsey Hittle and Taylor Haar also scored runs, giving Hugoton the win. Game two didn’t go as well for the Hugoton girls, as the

ladies lost the contest 3 - 9. The Lady Eagles tried three pitchers during the game but were not able to find the right pitcher to stop the Lakin girls. Garza pitched two innings, giving up five hits and four runs. Mueller tried pitching one inning but did

not have any luck holding the opposing team. She had three hits and gave up two runs before retiring from the mound. Hittle finished up but, like the previous pitchers, she gave up ten hits and allowed three runs, giving the win to Lakin.

Ismael Urquidi Mitchell Hamlin Boys’ 4x200 1 Rickey Burrows 1:54 Azarael Rodriguez Luis Contreras Nathan Leininger Boys’ 4x400 1 Mitchell Hamlin 4:16 Ismael Urquidi Isaac Sanchez Jahaziel Garcia Boys’ 4x800 1 Azarael Rodriguez 10.24 Ivan Villa Jahaziel Garcia Rickey Burrows Boys’ high jump 1 Mitchell Hamlin 4-10 Boys’ pole vault 1 Azarael Rodriguez 8-00 3 Nick Mahan 7-00 Boys’ shot put 3 Marcos Baeza 34-10.5 Eighth Grade Boys’ 100 3 Jack Stalcup 12.06 Boys’ 200 3 Jack Stalcup 25.25 Boys’ 400 2 Pedro Ordonez 58.56 Boys’ 800 1 Pedro Ordonez 2:21 Boys’ 4x100 1 Pedro Ordonez 49.67 Valentino Degollado Oscar Rubio Jack Stalcup Boys’ 4x200 3 Romano Burger 1:50 Oscar Rubio Austin Newlon Tony Kinser Boys’ 4x800 3 Daniel Bustillos 10:34 Hunter Dale Miguel Martinez Moses Carillo Boys’ high jump 1 Tony Kinser 5-08 Boys’ shot put 1 Zack Leininger 41-08.5 Boys’ discus 2 Landan Hickey 102-03

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HMS competes at Liberal Meet The ARMS League track meet was at Liberal Saturday May 4. Hugoton Middle School placed in a number of the events. The top three individual and relays were medaled at the event. Seventh Grade Girls’ 100 1 Dallie Hoskinson 13.74 3 Laney Hoskinson 13.97 Girls’ 200 1 Laney Hoskinson 29.77 3 Brooklyn Harper 30.53 Girls’ 400 3 Brookln Harper 1:13 Girls’ 800 1 Dallie Hoskinson 2:46 Girls’ 4x100 1 Brooklyn Harper 57.86 Laney Hoskinson Claire Lewis Dallie Hoskinson Girls’ 4x200 1 Dallie Hoskinson 2:06 Baliee Kiley Claire Lewis Laney Hoskinson Eighth Grade Girls’ 400 3 Brecklyn Stump 1:09 Girls’ 2 mile 1 Katy Heger 13:18 Girls’ 4x800 2 Jaqueline Armendariz12:32 Hannah Rodriguez Yaczeny Gastelum Katy Heger Girls’ triple jump 2 Zeida Betance 30-10 Seventh Grade Boys’ 400 2 Jahaziel Garcia 1:00 3 Mitchell Hamilin 1:01 Boys’ 800 1 Isaac Sanchez 2:25 Boys’ mile 1 Jahaziel Garcia 5:23 Boys’ 100 hurdles 3 Paden Cornelsen 18.41 Boys’ 200 hurdles 2 Nick Mahan 29.28 Boys’ 4x100 1 Rickey Burrows 52.25 Nick Mahan

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Megan Cornelsen, Kelsey Hittle and Abbi Lopez race for the softball during a game at Scott City Friday. The girls are 9-9 for the season.

HMS track team travels to Ulysses Hugoton Middle School track team traveled to Ulysses Saturday April 27. The top three individuals and relays were medaled. Seventh Grade Girls’ 200 Meter Dash 3 Brooklyn Harper 31.11 Eighth Grade Girls’ 800 Meter Run 3 Brecklyn Stump 2:47.35 Girls’ High Jump 3 Brecklyn Stump 4-04.00 Girls’ Triple Jump 2 Zeida Betance 28-07.25 Seventh Grade Boys’ 100 Meter Dash 2 Mitchell Hamlin 13.14 Boys’ 400 Meter Dash 1 Jahaziel Garcia 57.76 Boys’ 800 Meter Run 1 Jahaziel Garcia 2:24.82 3 Isaac Sanchez 2:30.78 Boys’ 100 Meter Hurdles 2 Paden Cornelsen 18.26 Boys’ 200 Meter Hurdles 1 Nick Mahan 30.44 2 Azareal Rodrigez 31.43 3 Paden Cornelsen 32.79 Boys’ 4x100 Meter Relay 1 Hugoton 'A' 51.62 Mitchell Hamlin Rickey Burrows Ismael Urquidi Nick Mahan Boys’ 4x400 Meter Relay 1 Hugoton 'A' 4:16.20 Jahaziel Garcia Mitchell Hamlin Ismael Urquidi Isaac Sanchez Boys’ 4x800 Meter Relay 1 Hugoton 'A' 10:13.80 Rickey Burrows Jahaziel Garcia Ivan Villa Isaac Sanchez Boys’ 800 Sprint Medley 2 Hugoton 'A' 1:57.02 Damyan Don Juan Marcos Baeza Rickey Burrows Azareal Rodrigez Boys’ High Jump 1 Mitchell Hamlin 5-00.00 Boys’ Pole Vault 1 Azareal Rodrigez 8-00.0 3 Nick Mahan 7-06.00

Boys’ Shot Put 34-01.50 2 Marcos Baeza Boys’ Discus Throw 1 Angel Quezada 91-07 Eighth Grade Boys’ 400 Meter Dash 2 Pedro Ordonez 55.48 Boys’ 4x100 Meter Relay 2 Hugoton 'A' 48.30 Jack Stalcup Oscar Rubio Valentino Degollado Pedro Ordonez Boys’ 4x400 Meter Relay 3 Hugoton 'A' 3:59.88 Pedro Ordonez Valentino Degollado Ben Cabrera Romano Burger Boys’ 800 Sprint Medley 2 Hugoton 'A' 1:49.51 8 Trace Peterson Austin Newlon Oscar Rubio Ben Cabrera Boys’ High Jump 1 Tony Kinser 5-04.00

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In the Matter of the Estate of Linda Novak, a/k/a Linda J. Novak, deceased (Pursuant to Chapter 59 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated) Case No. 13-PR-12

Novak, deceased; that no administration of this estate is necessary; that the will be construed; and that the property described in that petition be assigned in accordance with the terms of the Will. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before May 24, 2013, at 9:30 A.M., of such day, in such court, in the City of Hugoton, in Stevens County, Kansas, at which time and place said cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition.

NOTICE OF HEARING Jack A. Novak, Petitioner

The State of Kansas, To All Persons Concerned: You are hereby notified that a Petition for Admission of Foreign Will to Probate and Record Without Administration has been filed in this court on April 23, 2013 by Jack A. Novak, an heir of Linda Novak, a/k/a Linda J.

Frank J. Schwartz, Attorney At law 2140 N. Kansas Box 948 Liberal, Kansas 67905-0948 Telephone: (620) 626-4545 Telecopier: (620) 626-4606 Attorney for Petitioner

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Lady Eagles place third at Kearny County Invitational The Hugoton High School track and field team traveled to the Kearny County Invitational in Lakin Friday, May 3, 2013. The girls placed third at the meet and the boys placed fourth. Girls’ Results 200m Dash 2 Nicole Kinser 27.37 6 BayLee Hoskinson 29.22 400m Dash

5 Ana Pena 1:06.77 800m Run 6 Sarah Johnson 2:46.69 3200m Run 6 Maria Marinez 13:21.03 100m Hurdles 5 Taylor Fiss 18:03 4x100m Relay 1 Ana Pena, Nicole Kinser, Estefani Armendariz, BayLee Hoskinson 52.00 4x800m Relay

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3 Jackie Garcia, Sarah Johnson, Brittany Kolb, Maria Martinez 11:27.34 High Jump 6 Bailey Haynes 4’8” Long Jump 3 Nicole Kinser 16’ 6 ½” Triple Jump 1 Nicole Kinser 35’ 7” 6 Ana Pena 30’ 7 ½” Shot Put 3 Karessa Nordyke 32’ 6 ½” 4 Enddy Bojorquez 32’ 1 ¼” Discus 2 Karessa Nordyke 97’ ½” 3 Enddy Bojorquez 88’3” Javelin 4 Taylor Fiss 94’ 9” Girls’ Team third place Boys’ Results 800m Run 2 Chase Hittle 2:06.85 5 Ulises Armendariz 2:10.72 6 Luis Castro 2:12.92 3200m Run

Results from rescheduled meet The Hugoton Invitational track meet scheduled for Friday, April 26 was postponed to weather conditions. the meet was rescheduled and teams met Monday, April 29 for the event. The Hugoton girls won first place and the boys won second place at the

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1 Patrick Weaver 9:58.73 2 Jacob Martin 9:58.79 4 Issac Castro 10:30.57 110m Hurdles 6 Israel Tinoco 17.88 300m Hurdles 5 Israel Tinoco 44.79 4x100m Relay 6 Jorge Montoya, Wade Heger, Rene Rubio, Mitchell Persinger 46.99 4x400m Relay 1 Chase Hittle, Ulises Armendariz, Manuel Mendez, Patrick Weaver 3:37.61 4x800m Relay 1 Jacob Martin, Issac Castro, Edgar Don Juan, Patrick Weaver 8:34.70 Pole Vault 4 Logan Frederick 13’00” 6 Ulises Armendariz 10’6” Triple Jump 4 Fisher Hewitt 38’ 10 ½” Boys’ Team fourth place


meet. Girls’ Results 100m Dash 4 BayLee Hoskinson 13.44 200m Dash 1 Nicole Kinser 26.99 400m Dash 5 Jackie Garcia 1:10.07 3200m Run 2 Maria Martinez 13:42.41 100m Hurdles 4 Keely Hittle 17.73 4x100m Relay 1 Ana Pena, Nicole Kinser, Estefani Armendariz, BayLee Hoskinson 51.70 4x400m Relay 3 Ana Pena, Jackie Garcia, BayLee Hoskinson, Keely Hittle 4:40.29 4x800m Relay 3 Jackie Garcia, Sarah Johnson, Brittney Kolb, Maria Martinez 11:17.03 High Jump 5 Catie LeNeve 4’6” Long Jump 1 Nicole Kinser 16’11” 5 Ana Pena 14’6 ¼” Triple Jump 1 Nicole Kinser 36’ 1 ½” 2 Ana Pena 31’ 9 ¾” 6 Bailey Haynes 29’ 10 ½” Shot Put 3 Enddy Bojorquez 31’ 10 ½” 5 Karessa Nordyke 30’ 7” Discus 3 Karessa Nordyke 93’9” 4 Enddy Bojorquez 86’11” Javelin 4 Taylor Fiss 87’ 2 ½” 6 Karessa Nordyke 77’10” Girls’ Team First Place Boys’ Results 200m Dash 6 Jorge Montoya 23.78 400m Dash 5 Manuel Mendez 55.42 800m Run 1 Patrick Weaver 1:57.17 5 Luis Castro 2:11.98 6 Issac Castro 2:12.25 1600m Run 1 Patrick Weaver 4:43.85 2 Issac Castro 4:51.18 3200m Run 1 Jacob Martin 10:31.30 3 Ulises Armendariz10:46.51 110m Hurdles 3 Israel Tinoco 16.63 6 Caleb Gayer 18.58 300m Hurdles 3 Brad Hemann 42.93 6 Caleb Gayer 47.23 4x400m Relay 2 Patrick Weaver, Chase Hittle, Manuel Mendez, Luis Castro 4x800m Relay 1 Luis Castro, Chase Hittle, Ulises Armendariz, Jacob Martin 8:32.58 Pole Vault 2 Logan Frederick 12’6” Long Jump 3 Fisher Hewitt 19’5” 4 Mitchell Persinger19’ 2 ½” 5 Carlos Dominguez 19’ 1” Triple Jump 1 Fisher Hewitt 39’ 10” 5 Brad Hemann 37’ 11” Javelin 2 Patrick Weaver 149’ 11 ½” Boys’ Team second place

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Patrick Weaver throws the javelin for a second place at the Hugoton Invitational. Patrick placed fifth at Holcomb.

Enddy Bojorquez whirls around to hurl the discus during a recent high school track meet. Enddy received fourth place at Hugoton, third at Lakin and fourth at Holcomb recently.

Hugoton senior Fisher Hewitt takes second place in the long jump at the Elkhart track and field meet Friday, April 12. Photo courtesy of Vicki Hewitt.

Karessa Nordyke heaves the discus for a third place at Hugoton. She placed second at Lakin and fifth at Holcomb.

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Henne graduates from Marine Corps boot camp Private First Class Kyle Henne, age 23, of Hugoton graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Friday, April 26, 2013. PFC Henne successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego as one of 75 recruits in Training Platoon 2103. While in recruit training, PFC Henne earned the coveted Rifle Expert badge for outstanding marksmanship, the highest any Marine can achieve. Following ten days home on leave, he will report to Camp Pendleton for one month for Marine Combat Training. He will then report to Fort Leonardwood, Mo., for Military Occupation Specialties (MOS) as a 1345 Engineer Equipment Operator. There were 14 family members to congratulate Kyle in San Diego for Family Day and Graduation, including his parents, three sisters, two brothers-in-law, six nieces and nephews, and one uncle. Submitted by Kyla Henne.

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Seward County Community College journalism instructor and Crusader adviser Anita Reed, left, joins award-winning members of the Crusader student newspaper staff following the Kansas Collegiate Media convention in Wichita April 14-15. From left to right, in front, are editor Jose Medrano, Liberal, with his Journalist of the Year award; sports editor Sandy Alfaro; editor Tonya Loewen, Meade, holding the All-Kansas

Monday morning again! Looks like a great day ahead, hopefully we are through with all that cold stuff. We had our Senior Social Soup Supper Saturday evening. We didn’t have so many folks here, but lots of good soups and fun playing cards. This Saturday is our “Sew All Day” and we are going to a Ulysses farm where they raise alpaca and make their own yarn and spin it. That will be interesting. Then in the evening is our regular dance. Bob Walters will be here to play for us. We start at 8:00 p.m. Come join us. Have a great week. Menu

Award; staff member Fabi Peña, Liberal; and ad manager Celestina Padilla, Tyrone, Ok. In back are, staff photographer Jakub Stepanovic, Czech Republic; staff member Julia Frey, Germany; entertainment editor Morgan Riley, Levelland, Tx.; staff videographer Dawn Shouse, Liberal; staff member Giseelle Arredondo, Liberal; and news editor Matthew Adkins, Liberal. For more photos, see

May 9 ................Polish Sausage May 10...................Beef Burrito May 13.........................Goulash May 14.............Salisbury Steak May 15 ......Oven Fried Chicken May 16...........Beef in a Blanket Activities Schedule Thursday, May 9 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bridge......................................... Aglow..........................7:00 p.m. Friday, May 10 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bingo........................12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11 Sew All Day................................

Cards .........................6:00 p.m. Dance.........................8:00 p.m. Monday, May 13 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Line Dance.................7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 Board Meeting ...........9:30 a.m. Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15 Birthday Day ............................. Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Paint...........................1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 16 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bridge......................................... Live on Stage..............................

AG reports concealed carry permit applications continue at a fast clip More than 3,000 Kansans applied for concealed carry permits during the month of April, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. Schmidt said his office received 3,462 applications for concealed carry permits during April. While this number is down slightly from the record month in March, it is still the third-highest month since the concealed carry licensing program began in 2007. It represents a 140 percent increase from the 1,442 permit applications that were received in April 2012. Schmidt said his office is working diligently to process the applications in a timely manner while ensuring complete and accurate review of each application as required by law. Currently, applications are being processed in 89 days or less except for

those that are pending the receipt of additional information. Since last fall, additional staff have been hired or temporarily reassigned to assist in processing the sharp increase in applications, more than doubling the number of people assigned to the processing of concealed carry permit applications compared with this time last year. Investigators who conduct applicants’ backgrounds checks are working overtime. The Legislature is still considering the attorney general’s request for authority to hire up to three additional licensing personnel in order to reduce processing time. In the first four months of 2013, Schmidt’s office received 14,274 new concealed carry applications. There are currently 55,988 active concealed carry licensees in Kansas.

SCCC Crusader wins prestigious collegiate journalism awards The Crusader received the coveted All-Kansas Award and a Gold Medalist Award in the two-year newspaper overall division at the Kansas Collegiate Media convention April 14-15 in Wichita. The Crusader is the student newspaper of Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School. Crusader editor Jose Medrano was named the Kansas two-year newspaper Journalist of the Year. In addition, the first-place award for two-year online newspapers went to the staff, led by online editor Cinthia Serna of Kismet and past online editor Raul Lemus of Liberal. The Crusader staff received 25 individual awards, including eight first-place awards, four second-place awards, seven third-place awards and six honorable mentions. The on-site copy-editing contest recognized Crusader news editor Matthew Adkins, Liberal, as the first-place winner. In a sweep of the special sections category, the Crusader staff claimed the first, second and third-place awards for issues produced in February 2013, August 2012 and May 2012. The All-Kansas award is the top overall award available at the KCM state competition. “It is so difficult to win the AllKansas,” said Anita Reed, journalism instructor and Crusader adviser. “It’s kind of like that gold ring on the merry-go-round — we have thought we were within reaching distance several times in the last few years, but we just haven’t been able to grab hold. This year, the Crusader staff brought home the prize, and I am so proud of them for the talent and dedication that it took to receive that recognition as an All-Kansas staff.” The Crusader editors and

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staff members were also enthusiastic about winning the top award. “Winning the All-Kansas award was amazing. It has been 12 years since the Crusader last received an AllKansas award. I don’t like to brag much, but there were high expectations going in for our staff, and we delivered,” Medrano said. Reed and 11 members of the Crusader staff attended the convention. Editors Jose Medrano, Liberal, and Tonya Loewen, Meade; news editor Matthew Adkins, Liberal; sports editor Sandy Alfaro, Liberal; entertainment editor Morgan Riley, Levelland, Tx.; and staff writers and photographers Celestina Padilla, Tyrone, Ok.; Fabi Pena, Liberal; Dawn Shouse, Liberal; Jakub Stepanovic, Czech Republic; Giseelle Arredondo, Liberal; and Julia Frey, Germany, represented the Crusader at the convention. The convention began April 14 with an Associated Press style editing contest, breakout sessions, publication critiques and an awards ceremony. Staff members attended more sessions the morning of April 15. The sessions were on topics such as newspaper design, editing tips and sales and marketing. The convention ended Monday afternoon with the final awards ceremony, where the Crusader received the AllKansas Award, Gold Medalist Award and Kansas two-year Newspaper Journalist of the Year Award, which came with a plaque and $250. The winner must be nominated by a faculty adviser and submit a portfolio of work, a resume, cover letter, and two additional letters of reference to be considered as a KJOY nominee. “It was a great honor to win

Kansas Journalist of the Year, and I couldn’t have received the award without the help of the staff that I have now. But personally, I know I shouldn’t be, but I’m prouder of winning first place in photo essays. It was a 3:00 a.m. energy drink filled project on a print night,” Medrano said. That first-place photo essay award was earned by Medrano, Stepanovic, Adkins, Riley, Padilla, and Cheree Turley for Pancake Day coverage. Medrano also took first place in sports feature writing, second place in news photography, third place in column writing, front page design and infographics categories, and honorable mention in feature writing, infographics and news writing categories. Loewen received first place in illustration, second place in infographics, third place in series writing and honorable mention in headline writing, infographics and interior page design. Adkins received first place in copy-editing and honorable mention in infographics. “It was easier than editing an actual newspaper because I knew that there would be mistakes. The only real preparation I had was my experience editing for the Crusader,” Adkins said of his on-site copyediting honor. “I was surprised because I was one of the first ones done with the test and I prepared less than others who didn’t even place in the contest.” Stepanovic received first place in both illustration and sports photography and honorable mention in interior page design. Frey received a firstplace award in sports column writing. Shouse received third place for multimedia storytelling. Staff member Jordan Long received second place for

illustration and third place for single ad design. Previous members of the Crusader also received awards, since the contest entries span from February 2012 through February 2013. Morgan Wills received first place for series writing and Levi Adams received third place for series writing. “I’m so proud that all of our hard work and late nights were worth it. Not only do we get recognized on campus, but we also win national and state awards in most of the categories that we enter,” Loewen said.


Stevens County Taxpayers The Last Half of 2012


May 10, 2013 After that date taxes become delinquent and bear interest at the rate of 6% per annum.

Connie Gold

County Treasurer of Stevens County

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ton, in Stevens County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. All creditors of the above-named decedent are notified to exhibit their demands against the estate within the later of (i) four (4) months from the date of first publication of this notice, as provided by law; or (ii) thirty (30) days after actual notice is given to any creditor. Creditors are notified that if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. Benjamin Wayne Karlin, Petitioner

You are hereby notified that on April 17, 2013, a Petition was filed in this Court by Benjamin Wayne Karlin, an heiratlaw of Randall David Karlin, deceased, praying that he be appointed as Administrator. You are required to file your written defenses thereon on or before May 20, 2013, at 1:30 o'clock p.m., of said day, in this Court, in the City of Hugo-

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Older Americans Month May is Older Americans Month and I thought this would be a great time to feature information helpful to those over a certain age! I am not going to define Older Americans in a category because it could be over 50 or over 75 depending on who you ask. This week I learned that on a federal level if you are looking for help or assistance for older adults it is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is called Administration for Community Living. On a federal level they have combined the people who used to work with aging and the people who used to work with disabilities and put them into this new group. The administration has a website that provides some excellent resources. The site is You can click ‘Help and Resources’ and

then click ‘Older Adults’. This page takes you to information about Alzheimers, Long Term Care Planning and various free publications. There is also an Eldercare link. This gives you a chance to put in your zip code, and for those in our area, it directs you to the Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging Web site. For those who haven´t heard of SWKAAA, it is a planning, coordinating and funding agency for services to anyone age 60 and older living in southwest Kansas. They serve the following groups of Kansans: those age 60 and older; disabled and handicapped individuals; families of older Kansans; senior centers and service providers; federal and state funding agencies; and Taxpayers of Southwest Kansas Their goals are to secure maximum independence for older Kansans; remove indi-

vidual and social barriers to economic and personal independence; and prevent unnecessary and premature institutionalisation. For more information about SWKAAA you can also check at your local Senior Center. If you are looking to help maybe a parent or family member, someone else this Eldercare link is great for, is for directing them to available resources in their area. On the same page is a link to Check for Benefits. This is another tool that can be very helpful for older adults or those with disabilities to find additional assistance. It does take a little time to fill out and ask some pretty specific questions about income and assets, but it doesn’t ever ask for name or personal information, such as phone, address or social security number. Instead, it takes the information you provide about in-

come, expenses and assets, and searches to see what benefits you might qualify to receive. Again, you can fill it out for a parent or someone else, if you know their basic information. Because there are so many Web sites and news articles with information regarding seniors, be sure and pay attention to who is providing the information. Government sites that end in .gov or educational sites that end in .edu are usually safe bets as far as the information being provided. Be aware many sites may want to sell you products, insurance or health care plans. Be cautious, and never give out vital information over unsecured Web sites. This month I will feature a variety of topics intended for Older Adults. I hope you look each week for my column to see information that could be helpful to you or a loved one.

Making It Click: Research aims to increase child safety when seat belts are in use Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and injury among children. Kansas State University civil engineers are striving to increase child safety by studying a simple action: buckling up. The engineers - Sunanda Dissanayake, associate professor of civil engineering, and Niranga Amarasingha, a postdoctoral researcher in civil engineering - have found the most effective strategy to prevent injury and death among children is to use age- and size-appropriate seat belt restraints. Nearly 97 percent of children under the age of 4 use safety restraints, according to 2010 observational surveys in Kansas. But only 76 percent of older children - ages four to 13 years old use seat belts, even though motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer for that age group. "Children are the innocent victims in vehicle crashes," Dissanayake said. "They are just sitting in the car and yet they are involved in crashes. We want to see why these crashes are happening and what characteristics they have when children are involved. We want to understand why these seat belt numbers are low and how to improve them to keep children safe." The engineers have partnered with the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Transportation Research and New Developments, or K-TRAN, program. The researchers studied state databases that contain information about vehicle crashes from 2004 to 2008. During that time, children ages 4 to 13 were involved in 50,155 crashes in Kansas. The researchers studied children ages four to 13 because of Kansas child restraint laws, which require children ages four to seven to be secured in a booster seat - unless they weigh more than 80 pounds or are taller than 57 inches - and chil-

dren ages eight to 13 to be protected by a seat belt. In 2010 Kansas legislators passed a primary seat belt law, which requires all passengers who are 14 years or older to wear a seat belt. While seat belt usage in Kansas has risen in recent years, there is still much room for improvement, Dissanayake said. "We really want to know why young children have low seat belt usage because this is an area that can easily be improved," Dissanayake said. "Children will not be on their own in a car. They will always be with an adult, and that adult can ask the child to buckle up." When analyzing data, the engineers found several factors made it less likely for a child to buckle up. Children were less likely to use seat belts if the driver was intoxicated, if the driver was not buckled up and if the child was riding in an older vehicle. The type of car also affected seat belt usage. Children in pick-up trucks had the lowest seat belt usage rate, children in cars had better seat belt usage rates, and children in SUVs and vans used seat belts the most. The most frequent factors contributing to Kansas crashes involving children were inattentive driving, failure to yield right of way, driving too fast, wet roads and animals in the road. The crash factor also affected seat belt usage. For example, 96 percent of children were using seat belts during crashes caused by improper turn or following a car too closely, while 74 percent of children were using seat belts during crashes caused by reckless or careless driving. Other factors, such as the driver not following license restrictions, also involved low seat belt usage by children. "There is a connection between the cause of the crash and seat belt usage," Dissanayake said. Seat belt usage also related to children's injury severity, Dis-

P lease Adopt Me! Shawn and Dorothy would like a forever family to call their own. Shawn loves books, trains and cars. When it is warm outdoors he likes to ride his bike and go swimming. Shawn is very smart and making great improvements in school. Shawn does better when things are structured and a solid routine is in place. Dorothy is a loving child that enjoys music and dancing! She also likes to color, ride her bike and go swimming. Her favorite time at school is going to the library and getting to look at all the books. Like her brother, she does better with a strict routine in place. To learn more

sanayake said. Crash-related injury levels included: fatal injuries, incapacitating injuries, non-incapacitating injuries, possible injury and no injury. Seat belt usage gradually increased as injuries became less severe, which shows the effectiveness of seat belts in saving lives. More than 84 percent of uninjured children in vehicle crashes were wearing seat belts, yet only 40 percent of children with fatal injuries were using seat belts at the time of the crash. "It is so important to save these lives by doing the simple task of just buckling up," Dissanayake said. In addition to using age- and size-appropriate restraints among children, the researchers developed countermeasures to improve children's seat belt usage. The countermeasures fall

@YourYOUR LIBRARY Information Source for 99 Years 500 Monroe Hugoton, Ks. 67951-2639 Phone: 620.544.2301 • Fax: 620.544.2322 Email:

MANGO LANGUAGES What the heck is Mango? We're glad you asked. Mango Languages is language learning for the adventurous, the ambitious and the curious. When you learn the everyday conversation skills and cultural insights you need to connect with new people and cultures, you gain the confidence to start great conversations. And keep them going. Mango Languages comes to us through the State Library of Kansas and replaced Transparent Languages that the SCL has offered in the past. It is available on our website. Check it out today!!! SUMMER READING Register now for the summer reading programs for all ages. Reading for all ages will begin June 1.



about adoption visit or call 877-457-5430. Shawn & Dorothy’s case numbers are CH-5851 & CH-5852.

BOOKS FOR BABIES The Stevens County Library offers a special program expressly designed for the youngest members of the community and their families. Parents of newborns living in Stevens County are invited to pick up a “Books for Babies” kit at the library. The purpose of the kit is simple: to introduce the joy and importance of reading to new parents and to encourage them to visit the library as a family. To obtain your free Books for Babies kit, visit the circulation desk at the Stevens County Library. Welcome your baby to the wonderful world of reading!!! PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT Photographers – Don’t forget to pick up your photographs! The exhibit was wonderful! We hope to see you all again next year.

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Shawn, age seven and Dorothy, age six

into three categories: 1. Education, which is twofold and includes educating parents about the dangers of not buckling up and educating children about the importance of using seat belts. 2. Enforcement, which includes law enforcement, random check points, advertising and community enforcement campaigns to make sure people are using age- and size-appropriate seat belt restraints. 3. Engineering, which includes road enhancements such as rumble strips to alert drivers when starting to drift, improved horizontal curves and better signs to make the road less complex. The researchers are preparing their work for publication. They are also performing another study about young drivers.

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Notice is hereby given that under and by virtue of an Order of Sale, to me directed and delivered, issued by the District Court Judge of Stevens County, Kansas, wherein the parties named above were respectively Plaintiff and Defendants, I will on the 20th day of May, 2013, at 10:00 o'clock a.m., of said day, at the North front door of the Courthouse in the City of Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, offer at public sale and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand, the

following described real estate situated in Stevens County, Kansas, towit: Lots One (1), Two (2), Three (3) and Four (4), Block Two (2), to the City of Moscow, Stevens County, Kansas, together with all buildings, improvements and fixtures located thereon; all leases of the same; and all rents, revenues, income issue, royalties, profits and benefits derived therefrom to satisfy the judgment in the above entitled case; said sale to be made without appraisement and without redemption. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND at the Sheriff's office in the City of Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, this 22nd day of April, 2013. Ted E. Heaton, Sheriff Stevens County, Kansas Richard R. Yoxall #9953 YOXALL, ANTRIM, FITZGERALD, McCAFFREY & FOREMAN, LLP 101 West Fourth Street Liberal, Kansas 67901 Phone: (620) 624-8444 Fax: (620) 624-8221 Email: Attorney for Plaintiff

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Ag Wise Kansans turn in more than five tons of unused medications

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

SPCC Informational Meeting to take place in Hugoton Farm liquid spills endanger public health, impact drinking water, devastate natural resources, and disrupt the economy. Every effort must be made to prevent spills and to clean them up promptly once they occur. The purpose of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule is to help facilities and farms prevent a discharge of farm liquids into navigable waters. A key element of the SPCC rule requires farms and other facilities to develop, maintain and implement a spill prevention plan, called a SPCC Plan. To address area producer questions, Stevens County KState Research and Extension, is hosting an informational meeting Thursday, May 9, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Stevens County 4H Building, 1130 S. Trindle St. in Hugoton.

The meetings will provide an update on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements and worksheets available for producers to utilize for developing a plan for their farm units. The meeting will help producers develop and write their own plan according to the EPA requirements. According to EPA, farm units with on-site farm liquids (i.e. fuel/oil) storage that exceeds 1,320 U.S. gallons in above ground containers must have a SPCC plan in place by May 10, 2013. There is no cost or pre-registration required to attend. Each meeting will be approximately 90 minutes including time for questions. Refreshments will be served at each location. For additional information contact Joshua Morris, Stevens County Extension Agent at the Stevens County Extension Office (620-544-4359).

Early risers last Wednesday, May 1, May Day, saw a sight not generally associated with Kansas in May - SNOW! Slug-a-beds were not so fortunate; if one crawled out of bed after

Kansans turned in more than five tons of unused medications during last Saturday’s National Drug TakeBack Day, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Local law enforcement officials collected 10,193 pounds of medications at 101 locations across the state. The semi-annual event was sponsored nationwide by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, which collects and safely destroys the medications. This was the highest amount ever collected in Kansas during a take-back day. More than 17 tons of medications have been col-

lected in Kansas since the program began in 2010. “Kansans clearly understand the importance of safely disposing of unused medications,” Schmidt said. “By safely disposing of these medications, these drugs are no longer at risk of accidental or intentional misuse.” Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are increasing, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show a majority of abused prescrip-

KDWPT Commission approves regulations and seasons The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission conducted a Public Hearing at the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita April 25. Commissioners listened to lively discussion during the afternoon Workshop Session

9:00 a.m. there wasn’t much of the white stuff left. But no matter the time, no matter the day, if it’s wet, we don’t care what color or form it comes down in. Photo courtesy of Ruth Bartel.

concerning a recommendation by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to prohibit the use of vehicles and radios for coyote hunting during the regular firearm deer season (December 4-15 for 2013). The recommendation was intended to aide law enforcement officers curb illegal deer hunting. Coyote hunters attended the afternoon session to express their concerns about losing hunting opportunities. The recommendation will be discussed again at the commission’s June 27 meeting in Garden City. During the Public Hearing, commissioners approved establishing short - term RV parking for a fee of $50 per month at Scott, Meade, Glen Elder, Kanopolis and Webster state parks. Recommendations for standard season dates for 2013 elk and antelope seasons were approved. For a complete listing of all 2013 hunting season dates, visit and click “Hunting / When to Hunt.”

tion drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that traditional methods for disposing of unused medicines – flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash – pose potential safety and health hazards and should be avoided. 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.

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SOCIAL SECURITY NEWS By Brandon Werth Social Security District Manager in Dodge City MOTHERS EVERYWHERE APPRECIATE EXTRA HELP Think of all the times and ways that Mom has helped you over the years — when you were a child, and after you became an adult. With Mother’s Day upon us, now is a good time to pay Mom back with a little Extra Help — with her Medicare prescription drug costs. If your mother is covered by Medicare 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-payments. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth about $4,000 per year. That means putting $4,000 in Mom’s pocket without having to spend a dime! 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 be receiving Medicare and have: • Income limited to $17,235 for an individual or $23,265 for a married couple living together. Even if her annual income is higher, she still may be able to get some help with monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments. Some examples where income may be higher include if she and, if married, her spouse: —Support other family members who live with them; —Have earnings from work; or —Live in Alaska or Hawaii. • Resources limited to $13,300 for an individual or $26,580 for a married couple living together. Resources in-

clude such things as bank accounts, stocks, and bonds. We do not count her house or car as a resource. Social Security has an easy-to-use online application that you can help complete for your mom. 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 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs (SSA-1020). Or go to the nearest Social Security office. Find the Social Security office nearest you by using our online office locator. You’ll find it at the bottom of the “Popular Services”

section at www.socialsecu To learn more about the Medicare prescription drug plans and special enrollment periods, visit or call 1800-MEDICARE (1-800-6334227; TTY 1-877-486-2048). Mom has always been there to help you. She’s sure to appreciate a little Extra Help this Mother’s Day — especially if you can show her how to put $4,000 in her pocket without spending a dime! Keep in mind as Father’s Day approaches, you can get the same “free gift” of Extra Help for Dad! Learn more by visiting help.

MUSEUM UPDATE from The Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum Gladys Renfro and Beulah Carter Mother’s Day is Sunday, and here is a little article we hope you like. What would you take? What would you take for that soft little heat pressed close to your face at time for bed; for that white, dimpled hand in your own held tight, and the dear little eyelids kissed down for the night?

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What would you take for that smile in the morn, those bright, dancing eyes and the face they adorn; for the sweet little voice that you hear all day laughing and cooing - yet nothing to say? What would you take? What would you take for those pink little feet, those chubby round cheeks and that mouth so sweet; for the wee fingers and soft little toes, the wrinkly little neck and that funny little nose? Now, what would you take? Don’t forget Mother this Sunday - she won’t forget you EVER! We invite you to visit us at the Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum, 905 S. Adams. Our hours are 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday.


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ROLLA NEWS By Mary Courtney

Thursday, May 9 SFTL Track at Rolla; 1:00 p.m. May 10–11 ARGH - Colorado Springs Trip Friday, May 10 ARGH Saturday, May 11 High School Cheer Cinnamon Rolls Sunday, May 12 Mother’s Day Monday, May 13 Regional Golf at Kinsley; 10:00 a.m. Board of Education Meeting;

6:30 P.M. Rec Board Meeting; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 Junior High/High School Spring Concert; 7:30 p.m. Sports Physicals at Rolla Wednesday, May 15 PDC Meeting; 7:15 a.m. Thursday, May 16 Junior High/High School Awards Night; 7:00 p.m. Eighth Grade Graduation practice; 12:30 p.m. Kindergarten and 1st Grade Zoo trip to Garden City Senior Graduation practice; 8:30 a.m.

Sherry Kelling’s piano students pose for a photo after performing their annual recital Sunday. They were presented awards

for progression in their various levels.

Sherry Kelling’s piano students perform their annual recital Robert Veatch, at left, and Leland Lehnert at far right pack up their wares and head for the Kansas Sampler Festival in Liberal.

Lehnert and Veatch exhibit their wares Leland Lehnert and Robert Veatch packed up their wares and headed for the Kansas Sampler Festival. The men, both master craftsmen, exhibited beautiful works of art from wood. These men have produced some of the finest quality of workmanship to be seen, and

those who purchase their products know they have a piece of fine art. People who receive one of these treasures as a gift, know they indeed have received a priceless present. They have banded together and have become Wooden Trout Custom Woodworkers LLC.

Sherry Kelling’s piano students performed their annual recital Sunday, May 5, at the Rolla United Methodist Church. Awards were given for progression in the various levels. Statues were awarded for 4-H County Club Days participants. Recognitions were given to Karly Clinesmith and Garry Norton for trying out for National Piano Guild. Karly Clinesmith and Sarah Easterwood received praise

from Mrs. Kelling for playing for weddings, and Kaleigh Barrett, Karly Clinesmith and Jessica Johns were honored for accompanying music students at contest this year. Students of the Year, Alexandra Hart and Garry Norton were awarded plaques this year. Mrs. Kelling expresses her deep appreciation to all the students and their many hours of practice for the 2012-2013 school year.

Erich and Donna Glave took their son John to Corpus Christi, Tx., to visit the Texas A & M University at Corpus Christi. They stayed with Ben and Jessica (Glave) Carpenter. Their main goal of staying with the Carpenter family was to spend time with their favorite family member, baby Octavian. After getting John lined up, sworn in, and enrolled, the family traveled to visit Jeremy and Christy

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(First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, April 25, 2013) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS WELLS FARGO BANK, NA PLAINTIFF VS. JIMMY GARVERICK DEFENDANTS Case No. 13-CV-9 Div. No. K.S.A. 60 Mortgage Foreclosure NOTICE OF SUIT

The State of Kansas to: JIMMY D. GARVERICK A/K/A JIMMY GARVERICK A/K/A JIMMY DUANE GARVERICK; CINDY L. NICHOLSON A/K/A CINDY NICHOLSON A/K/A CINDY LOU NICHOLSON A/K/A CINDY L. BAUER A/K/A CINDY L. SPEAKER A/K/A CINDY L. GARVERICK; JOHN DOE (REAL NAME UNKNOWN); MARY DOE (REAL NAME UNKNOWN) and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, and assigns of such of the defendants as may be deceased; the unknown spouses of the defendants; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of such defendants as are existing, dissolved or dormant corporations; the unknown guardians and trustees of such of the defendants as are minors or are in anywise under legal disability; and all other persons who are or may be concerned: You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed in the District Court of Stevens County, Kansas, by Wells Fargo Bank, Na for judgment in the sum of $52,447.50, plus interest, costs and other relief; judgment that plaintiff's lien is a first lien on the said real property and sale of said property


THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SHAPIRO & MOCK, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 6310 Lamar – Suite 235 Overland Park, KS 66202 (913)831-3000 Fax No. (913)831-3320 Our File No. 13-005813/dkb

Paige Claassen, Glad You Came; Allyson Norton, A Whole New World; Ellie Easterwood, Payphone; Deserae Schwindt, Havah Nagilah; Artemio Villa, Concert Etude in A Minor; Kyri Brummett, Because of You; Sarah Easterwood, Footloose; Garry Norton, Musette in D Major by Bach; Jessica Johns, Eine Kleine Nacht Musik; Karly Clinesmith, Bushes and Briars; and Kaleigh Barrett, Pomp and Circumstance.

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The students who performed at the recital are Matthew Easterwood, Star Wars Main Theme; Tyne Ellis, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star; Kylie Brummett, Winnie the Pooh; Abby Garcia, Part of Your World; Kenneth Fosdick, Batter Up!; Ethan Garcia, The Lion Sleeps Tonight; Monte Fosdick, The Destroyer; Alexandra Hart, In the Hall of the Mountain King; Angelina Fosdick, Just the Way You Are;

(Glave) Ryman and grandson, Ivuk. While in Austin, John, Christy, Jeremy, Ben and Jessica ran in the Color Run, which is a fund-raiser for colon cancer. At various spots throughout the race, people sprayed the runners with colored corn starch with plastic condiment bottles. John had a great time and is looking forward to his college career in Texas.

Morgan Robson wins the All-Around in breakaway. This qualifies her to compete in the State junior high rodeo in Whitewater in two weeks.

Morgan Robson qualifies for State rodeo Morgan Robson traveled to Canton last weekend for the Junior High School Rodeo. Saturday, she placed fifth in ribbon roping with Hunter Brunson. She had a great day Sunday, placing fifth in team roping with Alonso Rivero and

first in breakaway. She also won the All-Around in breakaway for the weekend. Morgan will compete in the State junior high rodeo in Whitewater in two weeks. She is the daughter of Dave and Brandy Robson.

John Glave, Jeremy Ryman, Christy (Glave) Ryman, Ben Carpenter and Jessica (Glave) Carpenter prepare to run the Color Run, which is a fundraiser for colon cancer.

Kori Hall receives $1,500 academic scholarship Kori Hall, a graduating senior in Rolla High School’s Class of 2013, has been selected to receive a $1,500 academic scholarship from the Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED). Sponsored locally by Pioneer Communications, the scholarship is awarded to a select number of graduating high school seniors based on their merits and a demonstrated commitment to rural life. This year FRED selected 53 students from across the United States, awarding a total of $75,000 to benefit the education of rural youth. Now in its twenty-first year, the program has provided a total of more than $1.2 million of financial support to students across rural America. "Given her impressive record of academic excellence and student leadership, combined with a commitment to community service, we were

Kori Hall pleased to nominate Kori’s application for consideration in the national competition," said Catherine Moyer, Pioneer Communications' CEO and General Manager. "And we were excited to learn that Kori had ultimately been selected by the Foundation to be amongst a group of scholars representing a bright future for rural America."

FRED, a national charitable foundation located in Washington, DC, was established in 1989 by the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO). The Foundation and its advocates strive to promote education and development in rural areas. FRED also works to publicize the fact that more than 500 small, independent telephone companies are providing state-of-the-art services to their customers and telecommunications technologies that help to drive business, economic development and educational opportunities in rural communities. "The primary interest of the Foundation is to assist students like Kori with high potential for success and a strong desire to return to a rural community upon graduation," said FRED Foundation Director, Melissa

Korzuch. "Each of this year's FRED scholars is very intelligent and exceedingly active in their community. We hope every FRED scholar will someday return to their hometowns to contribute to the community that clearly gave them a valuable and productive start in life." Hall has plans to attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University this fall to pursue studies in the school’s Pre-Chiropractic program. For more information about the Foundation and its youth programs, contact Pioneer Communications or visit the FRED Web site at

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Moscow students’ State Music results

Presenting the 2012-2013 Moscow Kindergarten Class graduates, Thursday, May 2, 2013. Congratulations to you all and good luck in

your future endeavors at recess, in the classroom and beyond!

Three students qualified for the State Music festival April 27 at Stuckey Middle School in Wichita. The following are the results from their performances. Jaron Thompson - "I" Trumpet Solo; "I" Vocal Solo. Jaron was one point away from receiving a perfect score on his vocal solo. Maria Cecenas "II" Alto Sax solo. Alex Pierson "II" Alto Sax solo. Congratulations to all of you. Denise Shoff is Music Director of Moscow HS.

ROLLA NEWS By Mary Courtney

Rolla forensic students reap State honors

These Rolla students win top honors at the State competitions in Salina. Left to right are

Obie Telford, Jessica Johns and Chandler Huddleston. Well done students.

Hannah crowned Queen of Point Rock Riders Each year, the Point Rock Riders choose a prince, princess, king and queen for the annual Pioneer Days parade and rodeo. This year, Hannah Dunn served as the Queen of the Point Rock Riders. Her attending princess was Kylee Richardson. The girls received a crown, sash and belt buckle in appreciation for their noble standing. Hannah is the daughter of Andy and Mandy Dunn, and granddaughter of Sam and Rachel Dunn and Lois Dunn. Kylee is the daughter of Rex and Becky Richardson, and granddaughter of Lila and Neill Hays and Frances Richardson.

The state-bound forensics students were incredibly successful at the competitions in Salina May 4. Jessica Johns, Chandler Huddleston and Obie Telford made the decision to compete in the State champs contest; a one and done type of bracket competition. Fortunately, for Jessica and Chandler, the “done” came when they were crowned State Champions. Jessica won first place in Original Oration, and Chandler took top honors in Informative Speech. Obie competed in the prose division, and he and Chandler made it to the semi-final rounds in Improvisational Duet Acting. At the Kansas State Speech Festival, Meredith Light and Kori Hall earned a Superior rating on their IDA performance, and Meredith received a Superior+ for her prose presentation. Kaleigh Barrett and Katie Murray were awarded a Superior rating for their humorous duet act, and an Excellent rating for their IDA. Chandler Huddleston and Garry Norton earned an Excellent award for their IDA, and Chandler also received an Excellent rating for his informative speech.


Hannah Dunn, at left, serves as the Queen of the Point Rock Riders. Each year a queen is chosen for the annual Pioneer Days Parade and Rodeo.


Hannah Dunn’s attending princess is Kylee Richardson, pictured above with this year’s Pioneer Days Rodeo Clown. The girls received a crown, sash and belt buckle in appreciation. Congratulations girls!

TO: ALL OIL AND GAS PRODUCERS, UNLEASED MINERAL INTEREST OWNERS, LANDOWNERS, AND ALL PERSONS WHOSOEVER CONCERNED: You, and each of you, are hereby notified that Anadarko E & P Onshore, LLC (“Anadarko”) has filed an Application for an order granting a well location exception for its Coulter 35 #1 well, permitting Anadarko to recomplete said well as an increased density well in the Hugoton and Panoma Council Grove Gas Fields pursuant to the Integrated Basic Proration Order (“BPO”), allowing Anadarko to produce said well at full capacity pursuant to paragraph J of said BPO, and granting such other re-

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MOSCOW NEWS by Sara Cross

Saturday, May 18 Retirement reception for Cindy Bressler Broaddus at MHS at 2:00 p.m.

MHS scholarships announced Moscow High School hosted their annual commencement exercises this past Sunday. MHS seniors took home thousands of dollars in scholarships. Listed below are scholarships, amounts and students selected. Wayne Comer Scholarship $100; Brianna Bucher, Jaron Thompson Kiwanis Club - $600; Ashley Smith, Brianna Bucher Panhandle State Foundation Marc Maxwell Memorial $480; Allie Mitchell Memorial - $1000; Easton Bohl Northwest Cotton Grower Group - $500; Easton Bohl Kappa Eta - $200; Jaron Thompson Roy & Myrtle Parsons Trust $1000; Rebeca Cecenas, Jaron Thompson, Brianna Bucher Richard Michern - $800; Rebeca Cecenas

DuPont Pioneer - $1000; Easton Bohl First National Bank - $250; Jaron Thompson Stevens County Farm Bureau - $800; Jaron Thompson, Rebeca Cecenas Helping Hand Award - $200; Jaron Thompson Carl Brollier Memorial $1000; Easton Bohl Dust Bowl Riders - $500; Jaron Thompson Delta Lamda - $200; Jaron Thompson Ministerial Scholarship $1000; Jaron Thompson Moscow Recreation - $500; Easton Bohl, Brianna Bucher, Rebeca Cecenas; Lane Miller, Brooke Rogers, Ashley Smith, Jaron Thompson Congratulations and good luck, 2013 Moscow High School graduates!


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lief as may be appropriate. The Coulter 35 #1 well is located approximately 922 feet North from the South Line (FSL) and 931 feet East from the West Line (FWL) of Section 35, Township 33 South, Range 39 West, all in Stevens County, Kansas. The Savage Heirs 11 well will be located less than 1,250 feet from the West line (FWL) and less than 1,250 feet from the South line (FSL) of the unit boundary line of the gas unit attributed to said well. Any persons who object or protest to such Application shall be required to file their objections or complaints with the State Corporation Commission of the State of Kansas within fifteen (15) days from the date of this publication. If a protest is not timely filed with the Commission, the Application will be determined administratively by the Commission and may thereby be granted without hearing or further notice to any interested party. The protest shall state the reasons why granting the Application, including the well location exception sought therein and the production of the Coulter 35 #1 well at full capacity as an increased density well, will violate correlative rights or cause waste. Protests shall be mailed to the Kansas Corporation Commission, Conservation Division, 130 South Market, Suite 2078, Wichita, KS 67202, with a copy to the attorneys for the applicant listed below. All parties in any way interested or concerned shall take notice of the foregoing and govern themselves accordingly. DEPEW GILLEN RATHBUN & McINTEER, LC 8301 East 21st St. North, Suite 450 Wichita, KS 67206-2936 Office (316) 262-4000 Fax (316) 265-3819 Attorneys for Anadarko E & P Onshore, LLC

Enroll—First night of class

CRS# CRS TITLE CR TIME DAYS INSTRUCTOR AR1713 Survey of Art History II 7/8-8/1 3 9 a.m.-12 noon MTWR Fann BH1303 General Psychology 7/8-8/1 3 5:30-8:30 p.m. MTWR Kurt EG1103 English Composition I 5/28-7/3 3 10:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. MTWR EG1103 English Composition I 7/7-7/31 3 9 a.m.-12 noon MTWR Rice EG1113 English Composition II 5/28-7/3 3 9:30-11:30 a.m. MTWR EG1113 English Composition II 7/7-7/31 3 12:30-3:30 p.m. MTWR Rice GE1103 World Regional Geography 5/28-7/3 3 8-10 a.m. MTWR MA1173 College Algebra 5/28-7/3 3 9 a.m.-12 noon MTWR Gustafson MA2103 Elementary Statistics 7/8-8/1 3 9 a.m.-12 noon MTWR Gustafson SP1203 Public Speaking 7/8-8/1 3 6:30-10:30 p.m. MTWR Bradford For information: Brittani Mahan, Hugoton, at 620-544-4311 or



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20037 CS1203 Intro to Computer Concepts/App 5/28-7/3 3 arr 20038 CS2503 Web Page Design I 5/28-7/3 3 arr 20036 PE1011 Personal Wellness I-IV 5/28-7/3 1 arr MooreFor information: Mark Horyna, outreach coordinator, 620-598-2250

Holt Holt Moore

1801 N. Kansas, Liberal, Kansas Online enrollment: Online courses: Online bookstore: Outreach:

Seward County Community College Area Technical School PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, May 9, 2013) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT U.S. Bank National Association Plaintiff, vs. Jose G. Martinez, et al. Defendants. Case No. 12CV20 Court Number: Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60

June 3, 2013, at 10:00 AM, the following real estate: Surface and Surface Rights Only, in and to: Lot Eight (8) in Block One (1) of the Spikes Fifth Avenue Addition to the City of Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, according to the duly filed andrecorded Plat thereof, commonly known as 612 East 4th Street, Hugoton, KS 67951 (the “Property”) to satisfy the judgment in the aboveentitled case. The sale is to be made without appraisement and subject to the redemption period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court. For more information, visit Ted Heaton, Sheriff Stevens County, Kansas

Notice Of Sale Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Court of Stevens County, Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Stevens County, Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the Front Door of the Courthouse at Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, on

Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Brian R. Hazel (KS # 21804) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 (913)663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff (145182)

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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: Care person for a woman who needs help recovering from a fall. Must have CNA license. 428-5033 or 544-8202. (2c18) ---------------

Hugoton Hermes Deadline is 5pm Mondays

Southwest Family Steakhouse now accepting applications for

Part-time Evening Waitress Call 544-7066 or apply in person at 508 S. Main1c19 (2c19)

TAKING APPLICATIONS for Day & Evening Shifts

Please apply in person at 1025 S. Trindle, Hugoton


Ask for Carl



Are you looking to make a difference in a child’s life?

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

Looking for friendly and dependable people Starting Pay $8 / hour for 17 years & older

Now Hiring

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

Call 866-840-2066 NOW HIRING


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.

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

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


APPLY AT McDonald’s 612 E. Eleventh Hugoton

Opportunities are available at the Ulysses Area Mental Health Center Targeted Case Manager/Wrap-around Facilitator: TCM will be responsible for helping individuals access needed medical, social, educational and other services. Also, will monitor treatment plans and progress notes to assure the plan is working and will report findings and will make changes as indicated. **Candidates must pass KBI, SRS, child abuse check, adult abuse registry, motor vehicle screens, and have a valid driver’s license.** Benefits Include: Retirement: fully vested at time of employment Health/Dental Insurance - portion of premium paid by AMHC Life Insurance & Long-Term Disability - premium paid by AMHC Holiday, Bereavement and Vacation/Sick Days


Seasonal Harvest Operators Experience preferred but not required. Pay DOE Call (620)544-8522 Solution to May 2, 2013 puzzle

Applications are available at Applications/Resumes can be sent to: AMHC Attn: HR, PO Box 1905, Garden City, Ks. 67846; E-mail or faxed to 620-272-0171 (2c19)


CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Direct all finance operations including patient financial services, admissions and accounting while establishing operational excellence and financial accountability. A financial leader who can build collaborative relationships with physicians and department directors. The person will provide leadership for the budgeting and auditing processes, in addition to the production of organizational financial statements. CPA or Masters in Finance/Accounting with a minimum of 4 years experience as a CFO is preferred but meaningful experience will be considered. Must have understanding of electronic medical records preference particularly with CPSI system. (eoe) William Wild, CEO Morton County Health System 445 Hilltop, PO Box 937, Elkhart, Ks. 67950 (2c19)

Ghumm’s Auto Center NAPA Auto Parts A locally owned, fast growing company has two positions available. Administrative Assistant • cash control • data entry • internet marketing • display merchandising • in-house marketing & creative • statement & payment processing Parts Trainee • freight processing • deliveries • tool & equipment set-up • organization & cleanup • parts counter training Job satisfaction. . .it’s when you can leave work knowing you personally were responsible for success.

If you enjoy that feeling and the compensation that comes with success

Stevens County Treasurer’s Office will be accepting applications May 8, 2013 through May 17, 2013 for a

CLERICAL POSITION General office, typing and computer experience needed. The applicant must also be able to work in a fast paced friendly atmosphere. A drug and alcohol test is required. Stevens County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Don’t Forget! Hermes Deadline Mondays 5:00 p.m.

Parents & Grandparents!

Stevens County Healthcare is searching for a Full-time Business Office Registration Clerk. This position is Monday through Friday 7am-4pm. Requirements include strong computer skills, knowing how to work a 10-key calculator, patient confidentiality. Would prefer individual who speaks Spanish but this is not required. We offer an excellent benefits package and competitive wages. (4c19) Stevens County Healthcare is searching for a Full-time and PRN Laundry Aide to work at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home. The shift for this position is 7am-3:30pm and does include working some weekends. Full-time employees are offered an outstanding benefits package including sick and vacation pay, along with Blue Shield Health Insurance. (4c19) Stevens County Healthcare’s Long Term Care Unit is currently searching for a Full-time CMA to work the day shift at Pioneer Manor from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All interested candidates must have or be eligible for a Kansas CMA License. We offer a great benefits package and an incentive for CMA experience. Stevens County Healthcare is searching for a Dietary Cook to work at the Hospital. This position is PRN (as needed) with less than 20 hours per week; does include some weekends. Interested candidates must be willing to work flexible hours. Stevens County Healthcare is searching for PRN CNAs to work the night shift at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home. All interested candidates must have a Kansas CNA license to be eligible. We offer excellent benefits and competitive wages. Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time, Part-time and PRN RNs or LPNs to work on the Med/Surg floor. These positions are for night shift (7 pm-7 am). All candidates must have a Kansas RN/LPN licensure to be eligible. We are also searching for PRN CNAs to work as needed. All candidates must have a Kansas CNA license to be eligible. We offer outstanding benefits, competitive wages, sign on bonus of $2000 with one year contract for FT RNs/LPNs; $1000 with one year contract for PT RNs/LPNs; and mileage reimbursement to RNs or LPNs that live 15 miles or more outside of Stevens County. Stevens County Healthcare has a position open at Pioneer Manor in the Dietary department for a homemaker. Hours include day and evening, some weekends and holidays. Need to have an understanding of basic food preparation, food safety and sanitation important for this position. Homemaker will be working in a household preparing breakfast to order as the residents arrive in the dining room, and also preparing salads, desserts and breads for the lunch and supper meal.

Please contact Robyn Medina in Human Resources 620-544-8511 with any questions. Applications can be picked up at the Information Desk located by the Medical Clinic.

apply in person at NAPA Auto Parts or send your resume to (2c18)



Check out your HHS Grad next week in the Hermes’ special graduation supplement

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TANKER DROP & HOOK Home Time Every Other Day. Industry Leading Pay! 100% Fuel Surcharge! Dedicated to one customer and dedicated routes. Ask about our Greatcare discount plan options to save on major medical, retirement, wellness & business services. Lease purchase program with down payment assistance. Class A CDL & 1 year experience, with at least 6 months tanker experience. Call Belinda 866-904-8370 Text GREATWIDE to 30364 *Get up to 6 career related msgs/wk. Msg&data rates may apply. Reply HELP for help, STOP to cancel. Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy:


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Please inquire at 428-5180 or 544-8889

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


Premier Alfalfa, Inc.


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

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

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

Lots in Spikes Addition

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

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

504 S. Wildcat Ct. 617 E. 4th



307 N. Kansas, Suite 101 Liberal, KS 67901

1114 Road A, South of Hugoton • 620-428-6086

School Library Aide

This is a full-time position, 7.5 hours per day. Hourly pay is $8.50. District provides single paid health insurance policy. Qualified applicants must be willing to: • Assist students and teachers in the selection of materials, books and resources housed in the library. • Provide students with small group instruction as needed. • Supervise students while they are in the library. • Operate computerized inventory software. Qualifications: 48 hours of college credit or a passing score on the ParaPro Assessment; Keyboarding and Computer skills; Experience working with children is preferred.

Interested applicants should go to, use the Employment Opportunities link, use Application for Employment link, to complete the application process.

Position will be filled the week of May 17.

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

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

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


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

Sunrise Oilfield Supply the largest oilfield supply company in Kansas, is now

Taking Applications




FOR SALE FOR SALE: Brand new Queen mattress, $300, Used twin size mattress and box springs, $250. Call 620-544-2871. (tfc17) --------------FOR SALE: 2001 Ford F250 4x4 Extended Cab. Runs good, everything works fine. $4000. 2003 Ford F150 4x4 Crew Cab. 250,000 miles. Really good shape. $6500. 620-544-5916. (tfc13) --------------FOR SALE: 2004 Ford F-150 Super Crew Tritan V8. 168,000 miles. $9000. 620-453-0385. Very nice. (3p17) --------------FOR SALE: 22’x8’ flatbed gooseneck Trailer, $2500 OBO. (tfc19) Call 620-428-1005. --------------


Rabbits For Sale

Oak, Piñon, Mesquite, Pecan & More

Full blood New Zealand

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feature Of The Week

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

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

Celebrate L i fe

Project Hope

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

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

(park in back lot)

1030 S. Main

An Encouragement Group


and New Zealand/ Satin cross - $10 each. Call 544-6915 after 5 pm

GARAGE SALES TWO FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Friday, May 10, 3pm-???, and Saturday, May 11, 9am-Noon, 573 Rd 20 (approximately 3.5 miles north on Hooker-Moscow Road), Dryer, Dishes, TV, Exercise Machine, Computers, Lots of Miscellaneous --------------HUGE MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Friday, May 10, 5-8pm, and Saturday, May 11, 9am-Noon, 1007 S. Washington, Baby Clothes, Adult Clothes, Shoes, Knick Knacks, Electronics, Home Decor, Miscellaneous Items --------------MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Friday, May 10, 5-8pm, and Saturday, May 11, 8am-Noon, Stevens County Fairgrounds, Girls’ Clothing Size 10-12, Boys’ Clothing Size 2-4, Teen Clothing, Girls’ Shoes, Baseball/Soccer Shoes, Queen Bedding, Curtains, Vintage Dressmaker Patterns, Lots of Miscellaneous -------------RAIN OR SHINE GARAGE SALE: Saturday, May 11, 8am-???, 112 N. Jackson --------------TWO GARAGE SALES IN MOSCOW: Saturday, May 11, 8am-???, 205 McLeod and 215 McLeod ---------------

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

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

Chance Yoder- Cellphone 544-1907

Karen Yoder

“Call Us For All Your Real Estate Needs”

Chance Yoder



3 bedroom/2 bath


• Fireplace • Dining Room

1011 S. Jackson (tfc15)Shown by appointment only

(tfc37) (tfc15)

Pioneer Manor Family Support Group

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


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


Delivery & stacking available

Dallas Light (owner)

AL-Anon Family Group

•Receive, store and issue materials & other items from warehouse or storage yard • Perform inventory verifications and cycle counts as directed • Operate forklifts and other material handling devices to load & unload materials • Make deliveries in the Hugoton and surrounding areas • Valid driver license with relatively clean motor vehicle report. (Applicants with a drug or alcohol driving offense in the last three years will not be considered.) We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please send your resume to Sunrise Oilfield Supply, PO Box 446, Hugoton, Ks. 67951

--------------FOR SALE: Black Angus Bulls, registered, tested, guarantee, excellent bloodlines, confirmation and performance, discounts. Contact: Black Velvet Ranch, Aaron Plunkett, Syracuse, KS 620-384-1101. (14c17) --------------FOR SALE: 2002 Chevy pickup, 83,000 miles, custom wheels, custom paint, new tires, excellent condition!!! Call for pricing 428-2060. (4p16) ---------------

201 6th Ave, Rolla 3 Bedrooms, 2-Car Garage, Large Shop, Travel Trailer Cement Pad for Hookups, Full Basement, Approximately 6 Acres. Please call David Light at 544-9763.

to perform the following duties:



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



for a Warehouse/Delivery position at its Hugoton, Kansas store

FOR SALE: Farm fresh eggs. Call 620-544-1755. (4p18) --------------FOR SALE: Coleman pop-up camper. Sleeps 5-6. 208 Ransom in Moscow or call 620-598-2338.

Now see these and other SW. Kansas properties at


For further information, please contact Tiffany Boxum at or 544-4376. Application deadline is May 10.

(620) 624-1212

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


of Elementary


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


Apply in person at G+Ag, Inc. Hugoton Elementary School is seeking applicants for the position

712 E. 5th St.

FOR RENT: 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments. Furnished or unfurnished. Bills included, washer and dryer, and cable. Call 5442232. (tfc) --------------CAMPER SPACES FOR RENT: At 220 Jackson. Call 620-544(tfc15) 2933. --------------TRAILER SPACE FOR RENT: Call Sandy, 620-544-1796. (1c19)

Call 620-518-2108

L at

Sunflower Plaza

LAND FOR SALE Land is currently in CRP program. Exception is 10 acres set out for previous home place. Contract expires in 2022. Bid in at $26.28 per acre. Surface rights only. Location of land from Hugoton: 7 miles west on First Street, 5 miles north. Legal description is (S17-T32-R38W) containing 161.0 acres in SW 1/4 . And (S17-T32-R38W) containing 162.0 acres in SE 1/4 . In Stevens County Kansas.

We will take bids through the month of June, all bids are to go through O.D. Littrell, 113 S. Main, Hugoton, Ks. 67951 or call O.D. at 620-428-6063. Land has domestic water well established. Will take bids on full half section and on separate quarters.

Call 544 - 4321 today!


Two 1 Bedroom Apts. (1 Rental Assistance Available.)

For more information call Dayna Folger at (5c18) 620-492-3698.

Handicap Accessible Apartment Available

after 6:00 p.m.


Rentals go FAST in The Hermes Classifieds

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


1 Senior apartment For information, also available call Plaza Office Call Selia Crawford at 544-2182 544-4011 (tfc6) If no answer, leave message

BUSINESS and PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY OD’s SHOP Small Engine Repair Your Snapper Dealer

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


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


Alan D. Higgins, Owner


Bids to close June 30, 2013. We reserve the right to accept or refuse any and all bids. Will prorate taxes and CRP payment up to date of closing for 2013.



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

Handy Haulers

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


Lawn Mowing/Odd Jobs

Kelly Mace

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

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

600 E. 11th

Curious about “What’s Happenin’?” Check out or find us on Facebook at

IN STOCK *Carpet *Tile *Laminate *Vinyl


LAWN PRO Will Schnittker

620-544-1517 FDT ELECTRIC


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

544-5915 or 544-7776

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

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

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714 Ballinger • Garden City • 620-275-0291 By GeoReta Jones, Learn & Play Project Director

The Hugoton Learning Academy announces the Students of the Fourth Quarter. Left to

right are Peter Friesen, Director Jan Kilbourne and Henry Neufeld.

Hugoton leaders “aglow” after recent conference

HLA faculty member Barb Trujillo honors Adult Student of the Fourth Quarter Mayra Zizumbo with a plaque. She takes night classes, has excellent attendance and receives good grades.

CASH in on the CLASSIFIEDS!! It’s the next best thing to winning the LOTTERY!!


Big Al


Big Al Sells USED or NEW -

or call


Cars & Trucks!

Joe Self Chevrolet/Cadillac 8801 E. Kellogg, Wichita, KS

For Auto, Home, Life, Health... Come See The Insurance Professional at the CSB Annex.

It’s spring! No - it’s winter? No - it’s spring! One thing is definite - it is May and we have a plan for the Aglow program Thursday, May 9. Coffee and fellowship will precede the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Mary Ann Forward and Ruth Farmer will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to attend. A conference came up in April that used to take place in Kansas, but now takes place in Oklahoma City. Western Kansas now has just two functioning Aglow chapters. Other areas still have some interest but it seems there are no members who want the leadership positions. One by one the chapters have closed. Hugoton and Great Bend are still alive and well. The same malady has occurred in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles. These three areas have been consolidated and the annual conference has taken place in Oklahoma City for three years. Mary Ann has a position on the Board. The keynote speaker for the recent conference was Lisa McFarland, founder of Warring Dove International, which encourages men and women to seek the glory of God and contend to see “His Kingdom established on Earth as it is in Heaven.” God is raising up men and women who are ready to take back the kingdom. Many have experienced healing and freedom as she creates an atmosphere for His presence. Mary Ann and Ruth will be sharing elements of the conference at this month’s Aglow meeting. The women hope to impart the excitement and spiritual impact of Lisa and her “War Doves,” several young women who minister alongside her. Hugoton Aglow looks forward to having you attend to woship and praise the Lord. Submitted by Ruth Farmer for Hugoton Aglow.



THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified a petition has been filed on May 2, 2013, in this Court by Thomas R. Cromwell, as personal representative named in the will, praying for admission to probate of the Last Will and Testament of Ethel D. Cromwell, deceased, dated December 13, 2001 and the First Codicil to the Will of Ethel D. Cromwell, dated November 10, 2006, which will and codicil are filed with

children to explore volume by transferring rice or water into the different containers. 9. Insta-Snow: Insta-Snow is a super absorbent polymer available at craft stores, or you can make your own by collecting it from the insides of clean disposable diapers. Add some water to the home-made version and use it with measuring cups and containers of different sizes, or with small plastic polar animals. 10. Marbles and Melon Scoops: Children use melon scoops to pick up marbles and put them in an ice cube tray. 11. Pom-Poms, Bottles, and Tongs: Children use tongs to pick up colored pom-poms and drop them into a bottle. This activity is good fine motor practice and hand-eye coordination. 12. Trucks & Blocks with Sand: Children can build a small village with blocks and roll the trucks in the sand to make roads around their village. 13. Turkey Baster: Use a turkey baster with water to let children squirt and fill different sized containers (such as buckets and measuring cups). These are like using giant eye droppers and are good fine motor practice! 14. Cups With and Without Holes: Children use cups with and without holes to explore in the water. Use clear punch cups and place two without holes and two with holes in the sensory table. Children enjoy watching the “rain” fall from the cups with holes. 15. Catching Fish: Purchase a small package of foam fish at a craft store for about $2. If foam fish aren’t available you can use any foam shape or cut them from sheets of craft foam. Kids can use a kitchen strainer to “catch” the fish in the water and buckets to collect the fish that they caught. 16. Catching Insects in Easter Grass: Add about 3 bags of green Easter grass to the sensory table and hide plastic ladybugs and ants in the grass. Each child at the sensory table uses a pair of tweezers and a bug box to “catch” the insects.

17. Magnets: Fill the table with rice. Mix in some nonmagnetic plastic beads (such as colorful pony beads), magnetic marbles, and colored metal paper clips. Give each child a magnet wand or refrigerator magnet. Children explore with the magnets in the sensory table, discovering which items are magnetic and which are not, to find buried treasure. They can also see how many paper clips and magnetic marbles they can attach to the wands before they fall. (Note: These items could be a choking hazard for very young children.) 18. Flour and Water Mixture: Place a cup of flour, cup of water, spoon, and bowl in the sensory table for each child. Children can choose the amounts of flour and water to add to their bowl and stir, experimenting to see the different consistencies they get when they add more water or more flour. 19. Lily Pads, Turtles, Frogs, and Fish: Cut green craft foam sheets into lily pad shapes. Pour water into the sensory table and add the lily pads. Ad some small plastic animals, such as fish, turtles and frogs, to the water. Children can place these aquatic creatures on the floating lily pads. Setting up a sensory table will prove to be a rewarding experience for you as well as your children. At Russell Child Development sensory experiences are used frequently. Most of our Learn & Play sites that are held in 24 different locations across Western Kansas use them at play groups. You can see some of the versions Learn & Play has already tested out by visiting Learn & Play Project on Facebook at Learn more about the high quality, inclusive services Russell Child Development (RCD) offers in your community today by visiting us online at RCD is also available for speaking engagements if your organization would like to hear more about our evidence-based practices and methods at in action!


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Sensory Table Play Sensory table activities provide such wonderful learning opportunities for children that a little mess is well worth it. Sensory table activities can help children develop fine motor skills, increase math and science skills, and they are a wonderful way for children to pretend that they are adults. With a little imagination, children will be learning while they are playing with basic, everyday items you have in your home! Preschools and In-Home Child Care Providers will typically offer some type of a sensory table. Creating one at home can be simple, consisting of a plastic container that sits on your table or floor, or one can be purchased through a school supply store. If you are limited on space, a plastic container will work just fine. Here is a simple list of home sensory table activities to consider: 1. Color Mixing: Mix primary-colored water to make secondary colors. 2. Mixing Goop: Mix cornstarch with colored water to make “goop”. 3. Bubbles: Add liquid soap to water with medicine droppers and blow bubbles with a straw. 4. Pouring: Pour water or sand into different sized containers. 5. Ice Rainbows: Add drops of colored water to cups of crushed ice and let the exploring begin! 6. Creative Exploration: Lizards - Use craft sand with tree blocks (or other items from nature such as twigs and small branches), river rocks, and plastic lizards for creative play. Turtles - Add water to river rocks, aquarium grass, and plastic turtles to make an aquatic environment for creative play. 7. Transferring (Left to Right): Use a spoon to move cocoa from the bowl on the left to the right. The cocoa gives off a nice scent. Cinnamon and other spices can also be used. 8. Exploring Volume: Use dry rice, or water, with colored jewels. Measuring cups, funnels, different sizes and shapes of clear glass containers allow

the petition, and for his appointment as executor of said will and codicil, to serve without bond, and for the issuance of Letters Testamentary to him as executor. You are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 31st day of May, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. of said day, in the district courtroom at the county courthouse, in the City of Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the petition. 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. Thomas R. Cromwell, Petitioner KRAMER, NORDLING & NORDLING, LLC 209 East Sixth Street Hugoton, Kansas 67951 Telephone: (620) 544-4333 Attorneys for Petitioners

as more fully described in the petition filed in this proceeding, and all other property, both real estate and personal property, or interests therein, including mineral interests, owned by the decedent within the State of Kansas at the time of her death. You are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 31st day of May, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. of said day, in the district courtroom at the county courthouse, in the City of Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the petition. Grace Marie Havlin, Petitioner

You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed in the above Court by Grace Marie Havlin, to determine the heirs at law of Vada Lois Havlin, a/k/a Vada L. Havlin, and praying for the determination of descent of certain real estate situate in Stevens and Meade County, Kansas,

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


(First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, May 9, 2013) 1t ORDINANCE NO. 794

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE "OFFICIAL ZONING DISTRICT MAP" OF THE CITY OF HUGOTON, KANSAS BY REZONING LOTS NINE (9) AND TEN (10), IN BLOCK EIGHTYFIVE (85) IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF THE CITY OF HUGOTON. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF HUGOTON, KANSAS: Section 1. That pursuant to the recommendation of the Hugoton City Planning Commission, the "Zoning District Map" referred to in "Section 16-209 of The Code of the City of Hugoton, Kansas", is hereby amended by rezoning the following described property from "R-2" Two-Family Residential District to "B-2" General Business District.


Section 2. The City Clerk of the City of Hugoton, Kansas, is hereby directed to change the designation of the "Official Zoning Map" for the City of Hugoton, Kansas to show that the property described herein is in zoning district "B-2", General Business District and said official zoning map as changed is hereby reincorporated by reference as part of said Zoning Ordinance. Section 3. EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its adoption and publication in the Hugoton Hermes, the official city newspaper. Passed and approved by the Governing Body of the City of Hugoton, Kansas, this 6th day of May, 2013. /s/ Jack E. Rowden Jack E. Rowden, Mayor (SEAL)

All of Lots Nine (9) and Ten (10) in Block Eighty-five (85) of the original plat of the City of Hugoton,

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

May 9, 2013  

Official Newspaper of Stevens County

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