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Stevens County’s Award-Winning Newspaper

EcoDevo director reports increasing interest in Hugoton history

Paige Claassen and Deserae Schwindt flank their instructor Zeta Greene at the U.S. Stockholm junior water competition in North Carolina. Mrs. Greene was also recently recognized by the Region VI Kansas Association for Teachers of Science for her Outstanding Contributions to Science Education in Kansas. Find more information on page 1B of this week’s issue. Photo courtesy of Zeta Greene.

Rolla scientists compete at Nationals Thursday, June 14, Zeta Greene, along with two of her senior science fair students, Paige Claassen and Deserae Schwindt, began their journey to North Paige and Carolina. Deserae were competing in the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Competition. The young ladies earned this right to compete while at the Kansas State Science Fair in March. The two ladies worked hard to perfect their

science fair board and ready themselves for this national competition. The competition was tough but the ladies learned a lot. They thoroughly enjoyed their last event as Rolla Pirates with Mrs. Greene. Both young women will become Gorillas in the fall as they continue their education at Pittsburg State University. Congratulations and good luck at Pitt State!

Council conducts special meeting The Hugoton City Council met for a special session Monday, June 18, at the council meeting room. Attending the meeting were Mayor Jack E. Rowden and Councilmen Dean Banker, Frankie Thomas, Dan Corpening, Shannon Crawford and Jason Teeter. Also present were City Clerk Carrie Baeza, City Attorney Wayne R. Tate, Police Chief Courtney Leslie and Hugoton Hermes reporter Ruthie Winget. At the last meeting, after the Executive Session, the city council passed a motion to make an offer to purchase the property at 402 W. Eleventh Street to relocate the Police Department. At this special meeting,

the council considered the bids of the two local banks for the interest on the ten year purchase of the property for the Police Department. Council members accepted the low bid of 3.49% from Citizens State Bank. City Attorney Tate reported he had been in contact with the Casey Convenience Store’s engineer and told him they need to be in contact with the City Council at the next council meeting concerning the electrical improvement agreement. Police Chief Leslie asked for an Executive Session concerning personnel. After the Executive Session, the meeting adjourned.

Where in the World is The Hermes? The paper got to go to Hawaii with the Trujillo sisters. Standing are Felicia Moreland and Barbara Trujillo and sitting is Cindy Hernandez. The girls spent the day at Pearl Harbor Wednesday, June 13.

The Stevens County Economic Development Board met June 12, 2018 for their regularly scheduled meeting in the craft room of the Senior Center. Present at the meeting were Director Jan Leonard and board members Jack Rowden, Judy Parsons, Neal Gillespie, Walt Beesley, Curtis Crawford and Jonathon Pearcey. Also attending the meeting were Secretary Alisha Owens and Hugoton Hermes reporter Ruthie Winget. Board members Doug Martin, Adrian Howie and Ron Honig were absent. President Judy Parsons presided. Treasurer Jack Rowden reported the balance of the checking account to be $1,292.50 and the Special Accounts balance to be $33,876.27. The board voted to transfer $3,100 from the Special Accounts to the checking account to pay bills. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. EcoDevo Director Jan Leonard informed the members he had turned in the proposed 2019 budget to the Stevens County Commissioners. He also stated since Janie Gaskill is doing the books, they would be able to drop Hay & Rice. The

At left, Jan Leonard, Alisha Owens and Neal Gillespie listen attentively during the Web site

board approved a motion for Janie Gaskill to do all the bookkeeping and the yearly audits. Alisha was able to obtain the ROZ updated list. She stated she would email the list to all the board members. Director Leonard contacted Verbio as well as Synata, but there is nothing to report at this time. Leonard reported he was still working on the tourism brochures. He is still collecting information about Dr. Bundy, Bonnie & Clyde and Buddy Heaton. Jan recently received a letter from the Topeka museum saying they had accepted the vials found in the Hugoton tunnel to put in an exhibition. The con-

training at the 2018 Kansas Tourism Roadshow hosted at Hugoton’s Memorial Hall.

tents of the vials have not yet been tested. He also reported an agency from New York will be in Hugoton next week to report on local history. They hope to be able to sell their video clip to a television show about

Hugoton’s historic people. Jan informed the board there is a Moriah Fund available offering grants. Their main purpose is to entice tourists to find their way to the casino at Dodge City. See ECODEVO, page 3

Tuesday’s Tourism Roadshow boasted many presenters who outlined ways for rural areas to generate interest in their communities.

Commissioners discuss dangerous intersection The Stevens County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, June 18 with all members, Joe D. Thompson, Pat Hall and Tron Stegman, present. Also present were County Attorney Paul Kitzke, County Clerk Amy Jo Tharp and RoGlenda Coulter from The Hugoton Hermes. The Commissioners may have had a short agenda, but it was a full morning. Commissioners visited about the music issues at the Fitness Center. It was agreed only fitness personnel should be in control of the music choices and volume level since there have been some complaints of some inappropriate music being played and too loud. Discussion then turned to the intersection of Hooker-Moscow (Road 20) and Highway 51. Stevens County experienced another serious accident at this location. It was alleged the southbound vehicle did not stop at the stop sign.

Commissioners agreed something needs to be done at this intersection to bring attention to the stop sign; however KDOT is in control of anything connected to state highways. Discussion was tabled until Tony Martin and Ted Heaton arrived. Phillip Willis checked in for the Weed Department. His department is doing a lot of spraying whenever the wind allows. They discussed what chemicals are used and how bad the bindweed is this year. Amy Jo Tharp showed the commissioners signs being requested by courthouse personnel. The signs are requesting children not be left unattended and for parents to be more responsible. Open and closed hours on the doors is also being requested by the offices in the courthouse. Court sometimes starts at 8:00 a.m. but most offices do not open until 9:00 a.m. Robert Lucero brought in prices for a part needing to be replaced for the heat/air system. Commissioners gave permission

for Robert to handle this issue with the stipulation there be no mileage; Knipp should bring the part when in the area, instead of making a special trip. Rodney Kelling and Bailey Esarey came in for the Fire and EMS Department. The Commissioners asked who all goes out when the alarm sounds. Rodney said only two personnel go out to each truck. Commissioners asked if there are too many vehicles sometimes. Rodney said there has been no change in policy. They are doing just the same as has always been done. When the fire personnel show up, they respond by getting to the scene. They never know what’s going to happen at the scene and they need the personnel. This could mean two vehicles or up to three or four responding to the scene. Rodney said they are not just standing around, when he gets to the scene and decides - he sometimes cancels trucks. When asked, Ted commented they had

INDEX Obituaries ...........................................2 Soccer Teams ..........................4 & 5 Farm ......................................................6 Looking Back......................................7

Moscow...............................................8 Rolla ...................................................1B Classifieds ..............................2B -3B

a one vehicle accident with one patient and they had six trucks at the scene - but he does not know what the protocol is for the fire department. All agreed the emergency department is doing a very good job. Commissioners agreed they are not trying to tell them how to do what they are trained and know how to do, they simply wondered if there are too many vehicles showing up at the scene. This could potentially be a safety concern. Rodney said they really don’t know what the situation entails until they get out there. There have been times they have been told it includes a small fire but hours later they are still fighting that fire. Things change. As dry as it is - a fire is a good possibility. He also mentioned extradition can be very extensive. Commissioners stressed again they are not trying to tell them how to do their job, and the Emergency Department is very much appreciated. See COUNTY, page 3

OBITUARIES INSIDE Roberto Loredo Joseph Lovato

Melanie Schmehr Mary Smith

Shannon LeMasters Greenstreet

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Melanie Schmehr Death has claimed the life of Melanie Leigh Schmehr. Mrs. Schmehr, 61, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Morton County Hospital in Elkhart. She was the daughter of Melvin Eugene Berg and Lana (Craig) Hoare. She was born February 22, 1957 in Caruthesville, Ar. Melanie and Dennis Wayne Schmehr were married September 12, 1981 and he preceded her in death September 12, 1986. Mrs. Schmehr loved her family. She made her home in the Canute, Ok. area. Melanie enjoyed breaking colts, riding horses and painting. Survivors include three daughters, Chandra Wiederin and husband Curt of Carroll, Ia., Allana Schmehr of Hugoton and Mandi Ashley of Canute; her brother Farin Hoare of Iowa; sister Felisa Short of Dallas, Tx.; half brother Paul Berg; half sisters Krista Berg and Anne Marie Berg; her ten grandchildren; three great

OBITUARIES Roberto Loredo

grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Melanie is preceded in death by her step dad Frank Hoare and brother Darrett Shane Berg. Memorial service will be at a later date. Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home of Hugoton is in charge of arrangements. A memorial has been established for Happy Horse. Memorials may be mailed to Paul’s - Robson Funeral Home, PO Box 236, Hugoton, Ks 67951.

Word has been received of the death of Roberto Loredo. Mr. Loredo, 57, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. The son of Pascual Loredo and the former Irma Izaguirre, he was born January 9, 1961 in McAllen, Tx. Roberto and Elida Ayala were married March 24, 1990 in San Juan, Tx. Survivors include wife Elida Loredo of the home; two sons, Robert Lee Loredo and Matthew Luke Loredo and wife Shanya all of Garden City; his mother Irma Loredo of Satanta; two brothers, Mario Loredo and wife Juanita of Liberal and Ramiro Loredo of Satanta; two sisters, Ludy Garcia and husband Victor and Dalinda Garza and husband Homero of Satanta; his nieces and nephews; and many other relatives. Roberto was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services were

attended Saturday morning, June 16 at First Baptist Church in Satanta. Burial followed at Dudley Township Cemetery of Satanta with Pastor Rod Klingsick presiding. Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home of Satanta was in charge of arrangements. A memorial has been established for the family. Memorials may be mailed to Paul’s - Robson Funeral Home, PO Box 747, Satanta, Ks. 67870.

Joseph Lovato Friends and family gathered this week to remember and honor Joseph L. Lovato. Mr. Lovato, a retired Exxon Mobil Tech, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the age of 64. He was preceded in death by his father Joseph J. Lovato.

Survivors include his wife Rita (former Rita Walker of Hugoton); daughters, Robyn Smith and husband Brett of Greeley, Co., Shannon Slater and husband Kevin of Panhandle, Tx., Karla Toole and Sarah Diehl of Nortonville and Christina Toole and Wendi Winans of Blue

What’s Happenin’ June 21 - Creativity Camp - Ages 818 at the Stevens County Library at 10:00 a.m. - FREE Lunch 11:00 a.m. at the Stevens County Library for children 1-18 June 22 - Movie - All Ages at the Stevens County Library at 2:00 p.m. June 26 - Storytime - Ages 0-12 at the Stevens County Library at 10:00 a.m. - FREE Lunch 11:00 a.m. at the Stevens County Library for children 1-18 June 27 - Movie & Hot Dogs - All Ages at the Stevens County Library at 2:00 p.m. June 28 - Creativity Camp - Ages 818 at the Stevens County Li-

brary at 10:00 a.m. - FREE Lunch 11:00 a.m. at the Stevens County Library for children 1-18 June 29 - Movie - All Ages at the Stevens County Library at 2:00 p.m. July 2 - Commissioners’ meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the Commissioners’ room in the basement of Courthouse. - Stevens County Hospital Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room in the basement of the hospital. July 3 - Storytime - Ages 0-12 at the Stevens County Library at 10:00 a.m. July 4 - Independence Day - Library will be closed.


Springs, Mo.; his mother Mary Lovato of Amarillo, Tx.; sister Teresa Lovato and Traci of Amarillo, Tx.; brother Roger Lovato and wife Sandra of Amarillo; and grandchildren, Marcus Slater, Samuel Smith, Zachary Toole, Victoria Smith, Mikaila Slater, Isabella Toole, Conner Smith and Korri Smith. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, 608 W. Douglas Ave, Suite 100, Wichita, Ks 67203. A memorial service was

The art of second thought Every Western movie worth watching features at least one full-blown bar room brawl. Such tumultuous scenes are chock full of good guys, bad guys, flying fists and whiskey bottles. Smack-dab in the middle of all this mayhem there’s always one unlucky cowpoke crawling under the tables toward the swinging doors and safety. After dodging falling bodies, busted-up furniture and shattering glass he crawls into the dirt street where he checks himself for holes, stands up, dusts himself off and skedaddles down an alley. And so it is with many of us veterans who toil in the word vineyard. Like the cowpoke, some of us have escaped into the street of social media with our finely-honed writing skills intact. I’d say that’s one heck’uva accomplishment, although one rarely recognized or valued. With each passing day it seems less and less emphasis is placed on the written word, grammar and punctuation. We’re all too busy. Not enough time. Include greetings or salutations in Facebook, texts or e-mails? What are they? Where’s the personal touch? Whatever happened to etiquette in written communication? Writing is the art of second thought. What first springs to mind is seldom good enough. The skill of writing lies not in a ready gush of words, but in sifting through them carefully. Sometimes this process is swift. Other times it takes a bit longer. A letter, e-mail or text should be clear, precise, succinct and expressive. Few can decipher one or two letters, hacked-up phrases and excessive punctuation. Choose the best word to say what you want to

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convey. Never settle for meaningless exclamation points, bold-faced or underlined words. Select strong sentences. Use the active tense. Avoid passive tense and words that end in -ing. Whenever possible, pick short, one-syllable words. Write with small words – good ones – that say all you want to say, quite as well as the big ones. As I discovered many years ago when I read Joseph A. Ecclesine in Printer’s Ink, “There is not much, in all truth that small words will not say – and say quite well. “Small words can be crisp, brief, and terse – to the point like a knife. They dance, twist, turn, sing. Like sparks in the night they light the way for the eyes of those who read. “They are the grace notes of prose. You know what they say the way you know a day is bright and fair – at first sight…Small words are gay. And they can catch large thoughts and hold them up for all to see, like rare stones in rings of gold, or joy in the eyes of a child. “Some make you feel, as well as see: the cold, deep, dark of night…the hot, salt sting of tears.” In case you didn’t realize it, Ecclesine’s words above were all one syllable – no punctuation, except periods. Vary the length of your sentences. This will give your paragraphs rhythm. Short sentences are likely to be clearer than long ones and easier to read. Keep an average sentence to a length of 12 words. Good luck. Write (well). John Schlageck is a leading commentator on agriculture and rural Kansas. Born and raised on a diversified farm in northwestern Kansas, his writing reflects a lifetime of experience, knowledge and passion.

Lifelong Stevens County resident Mary Winifred (Brownell) Smith, 94, passed from this life Tuesday evening June 12, 2018 at her home. Mary was the daughter of Jesse LeRoy Brownell and the former Mary Neathery. She was born July 31, 1923 in Stevens County, where she lived her whole life. Mary and Hugh Darrell “H.D.” Smith were married July 1, 1945 at the United Methodist Church in Moscow. H.D. preceded her in death October 5, 2010. Mary was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Muriel Frisbie and Wilma Fazzino. Mrs. Smith was a member of Hugoton United Methodist Church and a dedicated school teacher in the Hugoton Public School System. Survivors include son Eric N. Smith and wife Patricia Roach Smith of Lawrence; daughter Marilyn N. Smith and husband Michael McEachern of Beaufort, SC.; her sister Miriam Wainman of Moberly, Mo.; grandchildren, Logan Smith and wife Sasha, Lauren Smith, Andrew Smith-Tomlinson, Sarah Clement and husband Dereck and Maggie SmithMcEachern and husband

Gavin Hammond; great grandchildren, Wren Smith, and Alexander, Oliver and Noah Clement; and her many relatives and friends. Funeral services well be Saturday morning, June 23 at Hugoton United Methodist Church at 10:00 a.m.. Burial will follow in the Hugoton Cemetery with Pastor Becky Davison and Pastor Harry Cross presiding. Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home of Hugoton was in charge of arrangements. Memorials have been established for Hugoton United Methodist Church. Memorials may be mailed to Paul’s - Robson Funeral Home, PO Box 236, Hugoton, Ks 67951.

Shannon LeMasters Greenstreet

Fire & EMS Report Stevens County Emergency Services run activity June 4 through June 17. Fire Department Monday, June 4, 2:04 p.m. – dispatched to Road 14 between Road B and Road C for an ATV fire. Wednesday, June 6, 11:17 p.m. – called out to Road D between Road 6 and Road 7 for a grass fire. Wednesday, June 6, 11:50 p.m. – sent to Road H and Road 18 for a grass fire. Thursday, June 7, 8:45 p.m. –

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sent to 1711 S Main for a fire alarm activated. Saturday, June 9, 11:51 a.m. – dispatched to Road Q and Road 19 for a bale stack fire. Sunday, June 10, 1:09 p.m. – sent out to Road Q and Road 19 for a bale stack fire. Sunday, June 10, 5:28 p.m. – dispatched to Road S and Road 17 for a grass fire. Monday, June 11, 10:01 a.m. – called out to Road Q and Road 19 for a grass /ground bale fire. Tuesday, June 12, 9:03 p.m. – sent to Highway 51 and Road 20 for a motor vehicle accident. Wednesday, June 13, 11:49 a.m. – dispatched to Road Q and Road 19 for ground bales rekindled Saturday, June 16, 4:54 a.m. – called out to Highway 25 between Road X and Road Y for a motor vehicle accident. Saturday, June16, 12:58 p.m. – sent to Road Y and Road 9 for a vehicle fire. Sunday, June 17, 12:39 a.m. – dispatched to 912 S Madison for an ambulance assist. Ambulance Activity Six medical runs, ten transfers, one Life Flight, two motor vehicle accidents and two fire standbys.

Former Hugoton resident Shannon Kay LeMasters was born February 15, 1970 in Hugoton, to Kenneth and Betty LeMasters and sisters Shyrl “Sherry” and Sharon “Sis”. Shannon attended Hugoton schools and graduated from Hugoton High School in 1989 where she was an active member with the gymnastics team. She then attended Panhandle State University graduating in 1994 with a degree in bachelor’s Business Administration. Following college graduation, Shannon began a career in financial asset management with a focus on corporate retirement plans in Garden City and later in Great Bend and Houston, Tx. At the time of her passing, she was Vice President of Client Relationships at BOK Financial Asset Management in Houston. She was passionate about her profession and achieved the QPA and QKA designations in that industry. Shannon married Charles Leslie “Les” Greenstreet in January 1996 in Great Bend where they lived until 2004 when they moved to the Houston area. Shannon and Les resided in Humble, Tx., a suburb of Houston for the past 12 years. Shannon was an avid sports fan including her love of the Houston Astros, Texans and Rockets, as well as her fantasy football league. She also loved her lop-eared rabbits since having a French Lop during her child-

hood. She continued raising them as pets to this day, including her current Holland Lop “Bruin”. Shannon also loved to travel and explore new places. She said her favorite day in her life, besides her wedding day, was snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Shannon passed away suddenly while she was working out in a park with her trainer in Humble Thursday, May 31, 2018. She was preceded in death by her mother, father and sister Sherry. Those left to cherish her memory are, husband Charles Leslie Greenstreet of Humble; her sister Sharon Karol of Dallas, Tx.; brotherin-law Dennis Leighty of Ulysses; nieces Shonda Walker of Baraboo, Wi. and Heather Ochoa of Newton; her special cousin LeAnn Daugherty of Edmond, Ok.; and a host of other relatives, friends and co-workers.

Police Report 620-544-4959 • After Hours, 620-544-2020 Monday, June 11, 2018 • Vehicle Unlock, 300 Block of South Main, Citizen Assist, Sergeant Johnson • Dog at Large, Alley 600 Block of Adams, Returned to owner, ACO Smith • Business Checks, Chief Leslie Tuesday, June 12, 2018 • Gas Theft, 500 Block of East Eleventh, Took Report, Sergeant Johnson Wednesday, June 13, 2018 • Report of Raccoon, 1000 East Eleventh, Removed the Animal, ACO Smith/Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock, Northwest Avenue/Public, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock, 800 East Eleventh, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Welfare Check, 900 Block of South Coulter, Took Subject to the Hospital, Officer Crane

• Child Custody Issue, 700 Block of East Fifth, Took a Report, Officer Crane • Hit & Run, 700 Block of Van Buren, Took Report, Officer Crane • Hit & Run, Second and Jackson, Took Report, Officer Crane • Hit & Run, 500 Block of South Madison, Took Report, Officer Crane • Dog Bite, 200 Block of South Jackson, Took Report, ACO Smith • Vehicle Unlock, 900 Block of East Eleventh, Citizen Assist, Officer Fedelin Thursday, June 14, 2018 • Vehicle Unlock, 1400 Block of South Jefferson, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Puppy At Large, 100 Block of West Tenth, Impounded, ACO Smith • Welfare Check, 100 Block of West Sixth, All Okay, Officer Fedelin • Business Check, Officer Fedelin Friday, June 15, 2018

• Medical Assist, 1000 Block of South Adams, Public Service, Officer McCann • Medical Assist/Secured Dog, 700 Block of South Harrison, Public Service, Officer McCann • Returned Dog, 1600 Block of South Washington, Public Service, Officer McCann • Suspicious Vehicle, 600 Block of East Eleventh, Officer McCann Saturday, June 16, 2018 • Loss/Stolen Tag, 405 East Fourth, Took Report, Sergeant Johnson • Assist, 1000 Block of South Main, Pubic Service, Officer McCann • Assist, 900 Block of Coulter, Public Service, Officer McCann • Vehicle Unlock, 1000 Block of South Jackson, Citizen Assist, Officer McCann Sunday, June 17, 2018 • Assist, 1600 Block of South Jefferson, Public Service, Officer McCann



From page 1 Commissioners agreed to move on. Since Tony Martin, Ted Heaton and Rodney Kelling were present, the subject of rumble strips was brought up again. Tony said the thing with rumble strips is after a few years they are gone. He agreed it would be very nice if Stevens County could get cooperation from KDOT in this matter. He would like to see them install stop signs with flashing lights. If the county does it they are not allowed to put anything within 1000 feet of the intersection. It was commented anything with KDOT will probably take two years at the least. Tony requested Paul write a letter to KDOT. It was told KDOT is getting a lot of

calls and letters following this accident and the other one around two or three weeks ago. Motion was made and passed to have Tony put in the rumble strips for now. Tony said it will be a week or so. Rodney requested an executive session for nonelected fire personnel with Bailey Esarey and City Police Officer Perry Crane present. No action was taken. Sheriff Heaton gave his report for the Sheriff’s Department. It was suggested the Commissioners host a department head meeting occasionally to let them vent issues to each other. Tony Martin gave the update for the Road and Bridge

Department. Someone in the county insisting their driveway be maintained, brought up another issue. Following much discussion, it was told there are around six to nine others who have requested the same service. If one is done, all would have to be done and it could continue to grow even more demanding and eventually lead to liability issues. This is not a possibility no matter the bad feelings. Next on the agenda was Tom Furhman, Terry Lawhon and Cindy Wellbrock reporting for the county appraiser company. They presented their new contract as theirs is almost up. They then gave the numbers for the valuation. It is up just a small amount -

Chamber Chatter

By Alisha Owens, Hugoton Area Chamber of Coimmerce Executive Director Have you RSVP’d for the June Chamber Luncheon set for Tuesday, June 26 at Pigs-RUs yet? We will be talking about all things Park Day and the upcoming First Annual Dive N Dash, as well as what your Chamber is doing for you. We will have mini meatloaves, cheesy potatoes, green beans and dessert. There is a cost for the luncheon, and you can get your name on the list by calling the Chamber office at 620-544-4305 today! Make sure to turn in your registration for Hugoton’s First Annual Dive N Dash 150m swim/5K Saturday, July 14 at the Hugoton City Pool! You can pay your entry fee at the Chamber office, or the morning of the event. Registration forms are available at the Chamber, or by emailing . Race day registration will start at 7:00 a.m., with the race

R'Bree and Ren (not pictured) have experienced 700 books in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge at the Stevens County Library. You're crushing it R'Bree and Ren!

being at 8:00 a.m. Get registered by Friday, June 30 to be guaranteed a shirt! Planning is underway for Park Day 2018 Wednesday, July 4 at Hugoton’ City Park! It is time to turn in your booth registration, put in your suggestions for events, and volunteer to help us keep making Park Day a fun-filled, fantastic day for everyone around! Donations for fireworks are greatly appreciated, and can be sent to the Chamber at 630 S. Main Street, Hugoton, Ks. 67951. Make sure to tune in for the Stevens County Update on the first Thursday of EVERY month, at 8:30 a.m. on KULY/106.7! If you have an idea for the show, call the Chamber today! Do you want to add something to the Stevens County Calendar of Events? If there is an event you would like to see featured on our Web site, please make sure to contact Alisha at the Chamber office as soon as possible. Need a last minute gift? Chamber Gift Certificates are the PERFECT gift for anyone, anytime! Birthdays, Anniversaries, Teachers, Employee Bonuses…..Chamber Gift Certificates are the solution for all of your gift giving needs. Purchasing Chamber Gift Certificates ensures that your money is staying in our local economy making our local businesses strong. Stop by the Chamber Office and purchase a Chamber Gift Certificate. These certificates can be written for any amount and are redeemable at any Stevens County business. **A NOTE TO STEVENS COUNTY BUSINESS OWNERS: The Chamber issues gift certificates all year to residents who are trying to keep shopping dollars in Stevens County, we are hoping you will accept these from your customers. As the owner of the business, you simply bring the gift certificate into the Chamber office and

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we write you a check that you can put in your daily deposit. If you want to make sure a gift certificate is from the Chamber, simply call the office. We will help you make sure it is authentic. When you give a Chamber Gift Certificate your money stays local – It goes to the merchants in Stevens County who pay sales and property tax in this community. Shop STEVENS COUNTY First! The Hugoton Chamber of Commerce wishes to give special recognition to our GOLD MEMBERS: Ghumm’s Auto Center/NAPA/Collision Center, Jordan Air, Pioneer Communications, Pioneer Electric, Stevens County Healthcare, The City of Hugoton, MasCow Dairy and Stevens County as well as all our Chamber Members. It is businesses and people like you that make “Stevens County…A Great Place To Call Home”. If there is something you would like to showcase in the newsletter, Chamber Chatter, on the Web site, or on Facebook, please contact Alisha at the Chamber with the information. Special thanks to The Hugoton Hermes for making this column possible. We appreciate what you do for our community!

KDOT issues reminder about political signs It’s a sign of the season – campaigning to support your favorite political candidate. However, if your plans involve placing a political sign, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) reminds you to make sure it’s not located on highway right of way. By law, all right of way on state highways is to be used exclusively for public highway purposes. Only regulatory, guide signs and warning signs are allowed on the state highway system. KDOT has jurisdiction over all interstate, Kansas and U.S. routes on the state’s 9,500-mile system. The public should be aware that all political campaign signs or billboards are prohibited on the state right of way. When KDOT maintenance crews find political or business advertising on state right of way, the signs will be removed immediately without notice. All such signs will then be taken to the closest KDOT subarea office where they can be picked up by the owner with the agreement they will not be placed on state right of way again. All political campaign signs not picked up will be disposed of after the election. Political campaign advertising is allowed on private property bordering state right of way. However, people erecting signs on private property must first obtain permission from the property owner.

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enough just to say it’s not down. This is from flow and the higher prices - there is no new coming in. Commissioners had some questions on how new construction is known about. Terry said they do a lot of driving, permits are checked out but a big part is from the GIS Department. New construction very rarely gets past GIS. Tom then told of their plans for the future as he and Terry are getting closer to retiring. Landmark will probably dissolve but they plan to bring in people to train to be apprais-

ers for the four county area to share. They would like to propose the four counties share the expense of the education and training of these individuals. He went on to discuss the details. This is a plan for the Commissioners of these four counties - Grant, Haskell, Stanton and Stevens - to be thinking over. Commissioners told them they would have Paul look over the contract they presented earlier. Motion was made and passed to allow the signs asking to keep children under control and not leave them


unattended; and to display open and closed hours on entry doors to the courthouse. It was decided to have the Sheriff’s Department use credit cards at Thrifty King for now. Bids for the museum repairs were looked over and the lowest one was picked. The budget workshop will be June 28 at 8:30 a.m. Minutes from the last meeting were approved and bills were approved to pay. Meeting adjourned.


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Director Leonard was at a wKREDA meeting last week at Ulysses. He stated it was an interesting meeting. An orthodontist from Illinois contacted the EcoDevo director, saying he may be interested in setting up business in Hugoton. He was in Hugoton over Memorial Day, but everything was closed up for the holiday. The orthodontist has a large family

All tied up at Bridge Club Hugoton’s Bridge Club met for another fun afternoon last Thursday, June 14 at the Hugoton Senior Center. Donita Graham hosted the bunch, and there was definitely plenty of delicious snacks for everyone! This last week there were two ties! Finishing with top scores were Jan Black and hostess Donita Graham. In second were Midge Greenwood and Trish Kleffman.

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SUMMER READING Next Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., the summer reading program will be a Story Walk at the City Park. This is a come-and-go event – feel free to come anytime between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. FREE LUNCH FOR KIDS We are a USD 210 Summer Food Location! Kids 1-18 eat

Stevens County Library's Miss Stacey entertains a crowd of ninety six for a Five Little Monkeys summer Storytime June 12. Visit

lunch for free at 11:00 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the library during June! STORYTIME- SRP2018 Ages 0-12 (and caregivers) are invited to join Miss Stacey for Libraries Rock Storytimes Tuesdays from 10:00-10:45 a.m., June 5 through July 17. We will read stories, sing

songs, make music and learn about movement! CREATIVITY CAMP SRP2018 AGES 8-18 are invited to join Miss Stacey for a variety of activities, including scratch art, shrinky dinks, LEGOS, and maybe even drama! Creativity Camp is for ages 8-18 and will be Thursdays from 10:00-10:45 a.m., June 7 through July 12. SING-ALONG MOVIE SRP2018 All ages (children under 8 years old must be attended by a caregiver) are invited to weekly sing-alongs, Fridays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., June 8 through July 20! We will sing along with all your favorite movie musicals. Bring your own snacks and drinks and even pillows and blankets, if you wish. ADULT SUMMER the library to see a calendar of all their excit- June 14, Stevens County Library Creativity Campers use their READING CHALLENGE ing summer events for kids and adults! patience and creativity to make cassette tape charms with fuse There's still time to sign up beads as part of the Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program. for adult summer reading;

Moscow Team Front left to right: Hailey Enns, Taeleigh Eisenberg, Jon Ketchum and Lupita Hernandez; Kneeling: Kadence Philips, Jalynn Hockett, Timothy Livesay and Aniramy Espinoza; Back: Marisol Saucedo, Corwin Ketchum and Jace Smith; Coaches: Brittney Stucky and Morgan Lahey.


Purple Team Seated left to right: Jesus Cano, Fernando Armendariz, Carter McClure and Daniel Gonzalez; Kneeling: Juziel Don Juan, Makayla Milhon, Modesto Cruz and Christian Zizumbo; Back: John Shelton, Yacquelin Cruz, Erynn Cantrell and Coach Angela Cantrell.

we've had two winners so far and we have read over 60 books! Every book read can be entered in the weekly drawing with a grand prize at the end of the program!! STEP IT UP WALKING CHALLENGE Step It Up! We have 46 walkers and we have already walked 2.6 million steps! The race is close, so don't forget to send in your steps every Monday by calling the office 620544-2301 or email laurie@ WOMEN’S HEALTH FAIR Stevens County Health Department is sponsoring a Women's Health Fair Tuesday, July 17. This event is being funded in part by The Women of Purpose. The health department will collaborate with the Stevens County Hospital, Stevens County Library and Stevens County Extension Office. The health department will offer free pap screens to the first 25 women who

schedule for this event! Call the health department today and schedule your appointment. ESCAPE ROOM FUN June 26 through 29, afternoons only, sign up for the Library's first escape room, Madness at the Music Audition! "You are scheduled to audition for a new music competition and must be ready in 30 minutes. Another singer has locked you in a room and you can't get out! Find the clues and escape before your time is up!" Call the library to reserve your time soon at 620-544-2301! FREE CONCERTS!!! In July, the Library is excited to host the 35th Infantry Division Band in two separate performances. The Sounds of Freedom small ensemble performing a Patriotic Concert at the Hugoton Senior Center during the lunch meal Wednesday, July 11, starting at 11:30 a.m.

Black Team Seated left to right: Jose Alvarado, Weston Johnson and Austin Topliss; Kneeling: Jesus Moreno, Storm Heger, C J Beard and Isabel Hagman; Back: Jose Ontiveros, Josephe Hernandez, Coach Leo Juarez, Yareli Juarez and Angelica Quezada.

Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m. bring your chairs and blankets to the City Park for a rock concert with the 35th Infantry Division Band - Hard to Handle for a rock concert. There is NO CHARGE for either concert so bring your family and enjoy some great music! ADULTING 101 This summer we are going to provide Adulting 101 classes. The topics will cover various daily life challenges you might not have picked up, or you do know, but want to improve. All ages welcome! We will have classes about automotive maintenance, obtaining and repairing credit, and much more. BOOK CLUB We have a book club. Are you looking for new books to read? The Library has a Facebook group, “It's All About the Books!” Every month we are reading a different genre and giving our opinion good or

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bad on the book we choose. Find the library on Facebook and look under groups to join, or ask someone about it at the front desk! ALL BOOKED UP CLUB Fill out the online form to tell us your favorite authors and we'll automatically place you on the reserve list for any new books by each author you select! Find the form here. http://www. stevenscountyli MAKE IT A MOVIE NIGHT! Fill out the online form to tell us the upcoming DVD or Blu-ray releases you would like to see and we'll automatically place you on the reserve list for each DVD or Blu-ray you select. Find the form at http://www.steven scountyli

Green Team Seated left to right: Kamryn Hall, Madison Kurts and Kadence Hernandez; Kneeling: Diego Romo, David Aguilar, Gavin Salazar and Christopher Tinoco; Back: Coach Megan Sullivan, Autry Sullivan, Aneta Morris, Brandon Gomez, Sebastian Amador, Anastasia Amador and Marco Amador.


Musician Thad Beach presents a hilarious concert to Stevens County Library Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program participants. Two hundred and fifteen people attended this event June 13 and a great time was had by all!

Blue Team Seated left to right: Ty Moore, Jair Saldana, Alan Ornelas and Joshua Gomez; Kneeling: Samaja, Isaac Alvarado, Isai Guardado, Wyatt Johnson, Jocelyn Shuck and Beverly Moore; Back: Jonas Mauk, Elizabeth Kiley, Coach Glen Kiley, Yasmin Cruz, and Christian Padron.

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Yellow Team Seated left to right: Justin Billington, Yossen Meza, Giovanni Gomez and Mayte Cruz; Kneeling: Sebastian Gonzalez, Zane Poulsen, Mario Hernandez and Julian Delgado; Back: Avriel Arrelano, Edwin Gonzalez, Genesis Landa and Sylvia Arellano.

Red Team Seated: Soe Lin Heger, Aleah Farnum, Emersyn Ramirez and Lindy McClure; Kneeling: Jean Diaz, Aquiles Aguilar, Hunter Williams, Adriel Camacho and George Escobar; Back: Elmer Dieza, Daniella Alfaro, Kaylor Milhon and Jonathan Kaiser; Coaches Daniel and Adrianna Alfaro.

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Creative Cooks Contest yields three champions The 4-H Creative Cooks Contest was Friday, June 15 at the Hugoton Middle School. The judges and 12 contestants enjoyed all the good foods prepared by the participants. The Beginner results are as follows: Champion Alaina Gold; Reserve

Champion Ike Gaskill; Blue Ribbons - Tukker Eckert, Farrah Gaskill and Katelynn Willis. Junior results are as follows: Champion Madison Kurts; Reserve Champion Grace Dillinger; Blue Ribbons - Faith Beesley, Emmett

Gaskill, Cameron Persing and Lakota Persing. The Senior Division winner is Champion Sydney Beesley. Everyone had a good time. A booklet of their contest recipes will be available at the Fair.

Gas Capital Wheat Show will be at the Fair Stevens County wheat producers may enter grain samples in the 2018 Gas Capital Wheat Show to take place at the Stevens County Fair. Participating area grain elevators have sample bags and entry cards available to receive entries. Producers just need to leave an

approximate five-pound sample of uncleaned wheat at the elevator along with a completed entry card. Samples may also be dropped off at the Stevens County Extension Office. One sample may be entered per variety. Samples will be collected by the Extension

Service and graded and scored by the Grain Inspection Service in Dodge City. The grand champion entry will receive $100 in prize money and a plaque sponsored by Kramer Seed Farms of Hugoton.

This year´s Creative Cooks are, front row, Katelynn Willis, Madison Kurts, Tukker Eckert and Ike Gaskill. Second row are Alaina Gold,

USDA extends application deadline for dairy margin protection program Re-enrollment Continues Through June 22, Dairy producers urged to act now U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Wednesday, the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program

(MPP) for Dairy will be extended until June 22, 2018. The new and improved program protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below levels

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Thanks to everyone who supported or participated in our 8th Annual Ringneck Open golf tournament June 17 at Forewinds Golf Course. A special thanks to the teams who donated their winnings back to our charity: *Brent Betsworth, Gary Thomas, Marcy McGinnis, Mike Collins *Jesse Drew, Kurtis Mason, Clayton Thrall, Jarod Medina *Jason Dale, Austin Dale, Jim Murray, John Barret *Brian Harper, Leroy Linderber, Kurt Reyner, Scott Wood *Brad & Pam Musgrove, Annelle Betts, Conner Betts Big thanks to Brent Betsworth and Rick Schroeder and crew for having the golf course in wonderful shape.

Everyone enjoyed the great food cooked by 9th Hole: David Thompson and Ricky Burrows 6th Hole: Balon Valve With Bill Hodnett and Jeremy

We couldn’t do this tournament without the generous Hole Sponsors & Partners: Departed Friends, Ag 1st Crop Insurance, Aqua Shield Roofing & Construction LLC, B & T Farms, Betts Consulting, Citizens State Bank, Hugoton, Dustin Johnson-Edward Jones, Jeff Ramsey Farm Bureau, Flatlanders Farm & Home, Frankie & Charlotte Thomas, G+ Ag Inc, Gatlin Auction, Clayton & Theresa Gerrond, Hancock Electric LLC, J Lozar Plumbing, Jim & Judy Persinger, Johnson Farms, L & L Farms, Mane Hair Co, Martin Trucking & Southwest Express, Milk River LLC, Mills Farms, Murphy Tractor, Musgrove Insurance, PBS Computer, Passmore Brothers, Pate Agency LP Crop Insurance, Pioneer Communications, Pioneer Electric, Rapid Energy Solutions, Rome Farms, Seaboard Farms, Sheffield Family LLC-Linda Sheffield, SLC Property Management Services, Stegman Farms, Stoppel Dirt, Inc, Stor-A-Lot, Tarbet Concrete, Terry & Kelly Gerrond, United Ag & American Implement

of protection selected by the applicant. USDA has already issued more than $89 million for margins triggered in February, March, and April, and USDA offices are continuing to process remaining payments daily. “Last week we re-opened enrollment to offer producers preoccupied with field work an additional opportunity to come into their local office to sign-up. We did get more than 500 new operations enrolled but want to continue to provide an opportunity for folks to participate before the next margin is announced,” said Secretary Perdue. “More than 21,000 American dairies have gone into our 2,200 FSA offices to sign-up for 2018 MPP coverage but I am certain we can do better with this extra week and a half.” The re-enrollment deadline was previously extended through June 8, 2018. The deadline is being extended a second time to ensure that dairy producers are given every opportunity to make a calculated decision and enroll in the program if they choose. This will be the last opportunity for producers to take advantage of key adjustments Congress made to provisions of the MPP program under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 to strengthen its support of dairy producers. USDA encourages producers contemplating enrollment to use the online web resource at to calculate the best levels of coverage for their dairy operation. The next margin under MPP, for May 2018, will be published June 28, 2018. Therefore, all coverage elections on form CCC-782 and the $100 administrative fee, unless exempt, must be submitted to the County FSA Office no later than June 22, 2018. No registers will be utilized, so producers are encouraged to have their enrollment for 2018 completed by COB June 22, 2018. All dairy operations must make new coverage elections for 2018 during the re-enrollment period, even if the operation was enrolled during the previous 2018 signup. Coverage elections made for 2018 will be retroactive to January 1, 2018. MPP payments will be sequestered at a rate of 6.6 percent. To learn more about the Margin Protection Program for dairy, contact your local USDA Farm Service Agency county office at or visit us on the Web at USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.

Farrah Gaskill and Cameron Persing. Back row are Faith Beesley, Emmett Gaskill, Lakota Persing, Grace Dillinger and Sydney Beeslsey.

Ag Corner

620-544-2261 • FSA - NRCS - SCCD • 607 E. Eleventh, Hugoton Stevens County FSA Temporary Program Technician The Stevens County Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting applications for a temporary full-time Program Technician position beginning at a Grade 3 or Grade 4. Salary range is $26,587 to $33,394 depending on knowledge and experience.

Depending on the duration of the temporary appointment, health benefits may be offered. An agricultural background and general computer knowledge is not required, but could be helpful. Applications (FSA-675, Application for FSA County Employment and KSAs Knowledge, Skills & Abilities) may be picked up at the

Stevens County FSA Office, Hugoton, KS between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applications and KSAs must be returned to the office no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 29, 2018. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender

Rural Remedies

by Stevens County Extension Agent Ron Honig - Agriculture and Natural Resources Pre-Harvest Weed Control in Wheat Most of our area wheat fields have been so dry, that weed control has not been as issue. But, with recent rains, and in some irrigated fields, weeds may become an isolated problem. Unfortunately, there are not many good options for pre-harvest weed control in wheat. Kansas State University Agronomists recently provided an update of herbicides approved for use as a pre-harvest treatment. Following are a list of herbicide options producers can use to control weeds in wheat and the interval requirements between application and grain harvest. Producers should note that the 2,4-D rate approved for pre-harvest weed control in wheat has been reduced to a maximum of 0.5 lb./acre active ingredient, which is equal to 1 pint of a 4-lb. formulation or 2/3 pint of a 6lb. product. Also, note that 2,4-D has a 14-day pre-harvest interval requirement. One herbicide that is sometimes mentioned as a possible pre-harvest treatment in wheat is paraquat (the active ingredient in herbicides such as Gramoxone SL). However, paraquat is not labeled for pre-harvest use in wheat. Application of paraquat to wheat is an illegal treatment and can result in quarantine and destruction of harvested grain, as well as possible fines according to K-State agronomists. Following are a few herbi-

cide treatments that are labeled for weed control in wheat ahead of harvest: Aim EC at a rate of 1 to 2 oz/acre provides a quick burn on weeds and allows the wheat to be harvested in as little as three days if needed. Aim EC only controls broadleaf weeds and requires the use of a crop oil concentrate as an adjuvant. Dicamba at a rate of ½ pint per acre controls many broadleaf weeds but has a waiting period of seven days before harvest. The kill on the weeds is going to be somewhat slow and there is potential for vapor drift to susceptible crops. Do not save treated wheat for seed unless a germination test is completed. Glyphosate at 1 quart per acre of a 3-lb./gal active ingredient formulation. Or, 22 fluid ounces per acre of Roundup PowerMax or WeatherMax herbicides. Glyphosate provides control of grasses and susceptible broadleaf weeds but many of our troublesome weeds may be resistant. Glyphosate acts slowly and requires a 7 day waiting period before harvest. Not

recommended for wheat being harvested for seed. Metsulfuron at a rate of 0.1 oz/acre provides control of susceptible broadleaf weeds but many tough weeds may be resistant. A 10 day harvest interval is required after application. Metsulfuron is generally mixed with glyphosate or 2,4-D and treated straw should not be used for livestock feed. 2,4-D LVE can be used at 1 pint per acre of a 4-lb/gal product or at 2/3 pint per acre of a 6-lb/gal formulation. 2,4-D has a 14 day preharvest interval and is weak on kochia. Treatment should be made when wheat is in the hard dough stage. Treated straw should not be used as livestock feed. In many cases, a pre-harvest weed treatment will not prove to be economical unless the treatment will increase harvest efficiency or reduce dockage significantly. If weed pressure is heavy enough that a post-harvest treatment is unavoidable, than performing an application ahead of harvest may have added benefit. If the weeds are starting to set seed, a pre-harvest treatment might reduce future weed problems by reducing the seed bank.

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Friday, June 29 @ 12:00 Noon for the July 5 paper!!!

Kynna Crawford wins First in Class with her Duroc Barrow at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Ia. Kynna is the daughter of Jan and Dettra Crawford of Hugoton. Photo courtesy of Steve Mapes Mapes Livestock Photography


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Memories from yesteryear LaVon Holt as told to Ruthie Winget LaVon Holt currently lives in her own house in Liberal. She is ninety-three years young. She remembers her dad, Bob McIlrath, as being one of those people who would give the shirt off his back if someone needed it. LaVon’s family consisted of five girls. While they were in the process of building their new house on Madison Street, they lived in their Aunt Ethyl’s house at 621 S. Jackson. (The Dean Banker family currently lives in that house.) While Bob was out drinking coffee, he ran into a guy named Blackie. At that time, there was no housing available due to the amount of people who had come to Hugoton to work in the oil fields. When Bob learned Blackie and his wife Jewell were trying to find

a place to live. Bob offered to rent the upstairs bedroom to them. Of course they took him up on it. However they did not stay there very long. When Bob discovered they were caught bootlegging liquor, he evicted them. He was not going to allow that kind of influence around his young daughters. Years later, they were told these two bootleggers were actually the infamous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde. LaVon remembered her mother, Thelma McIlrath, related this story to the kids as they were growing up. LaVon’s sister, Retha Wagner, recalled their mother remembered Bonnie as she was running the cafe at that time. Bonnie seemed to be always smiling. Their mother told them Hugoton was wild in the 1930’s. Drilling rigs ran twentyfour hours and seven days a

week, so there was no quiet time in Hugoton, even at night. Rough people came here constantly to work on the rigs. Thanks for your memories, LaVon and Retha. We appreciate your sharing old times.

This house located at 621 S. Jackson was occupied in years past by Bob and Thelma McIlrath. They had rented the upper story to some people named Jewell and Blackie, aka Bonnie and Clyde. When Bob discovered they were selling moonshine whiskey, he asked them to leave. The small child shown above is LaVon McIlrath

Holt along with her tricycle. The car apparently belonged to Bonnie and Clyde as Bob always drove a pickup, according to his daughters. Thanks LaVon and Retha for sharing this picture. Taken from the February 5, 2015 issue of The Hugoton Hermes newspaper.

Museum Update

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History from the Hermes by Ruthie Winget

Thursday, June 18, 1998 Three passengers in a 1996 GEO narrowly escaped serious injuries when their vehicle left the Evans Corner Road Sunday, June 14, and rolled 2 1/2 times. Sheriff Russ DeWitt reports Zane Michael Hershey, 14, was driving the car with his mother Valerie and twelve year old sister Andrea in the car. He has a legal permit to drive. All of the victims sustained injuries. They were taken by ambulance to Stevens County Hospital where they were treated and released. Thursday, June 27, 1968 Sergeant Paul D. Gooch, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.R. Gooch, is a member of the unit at Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam, that has been selected as the best tactical fighter wing in the U.S. Air Force. Sergeant Gooch is a medical records specialist with the Third Tactical Fighter Wing

that has received the first award of the Annual General Gabriel P. Disosway Trophy. Friday, June 24, 1938 Dean Knox, an employee of John Wing, while operating a tractor and doing some grading around the house at the Republic Natural Station east of Hugoton, was injured severely when the tractor he was driving fell into a cesspool. He was pulling a fresno, cleaning the dirt from around the house where Bernard Brubaker lives. When the tractor passed over the cesspool, the covering of the pool gave way and the rear end of the tractor dropped down into the pool, catching Mr. Knox between the tractor and the fresno. Mr. Knox was alone at the time the accident happened. Mrs. Brubaker came home to find Mr. Knox caught in the tractor. She tried to call for help but the phone had been burned out by a previous

storm She then went to the Northern Natural office for help. The men were unable to get the injured man loose from the tractor and it was necessary to send into Hugoton for a truck with a crane to come and lift the tractor from the hole before he could be freed. He was taken to Dodge City Hospital for treatment. Friday, June 17, 1932 County Commissioners were presented 381 coyote scalps Monday. That is, no doubt, more coyotes than ever killed in Stevens County and ever will be again. It broke the county treasury and they at once passed a resolution to pay no more bounties. If any readers have pictures or memories for the history page of the Hermes, please bring them in to Ruthie Winget at The Hugoton Hermes newspaper.

Rolla History from David Stout but rather the reactions of various folks in our RHS tour group. As you might well imagine, there wasn’t much reaction to the jazz club, but boy, there were reactions aplenty to the other two clubs! Willard Link, father of my classmate Wilene, had a surprising reaction to the sultry burlesque bar. He was incensed, completely outraged! Since he wasn’t a particularly religious man, I found this most interesting. I expected something more like, “Oh yeah! Show us more of what you’ve got!” But no, it wasn’t until we got to the drag show at Club MyO-My some of the guys in our class exhibited such excitement. I’d known about this club for years because of Phil Veatch’s sharing the flyers from the club of all the female impersonators, so when I learned this club was going to be included in our tour, I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. My fellow classmates, however, hadn’t been privy to the same pamphlets Phil had shared with me. Consequently, they didn’t know about the place, and in spite of the brochures clearly showing men’s names and titles such as “Mr. Jimmy Callaway,” Ivan Perkins and Lloyd Dixon were really hootin’ and hollerin’ during the show for the “girls” to take off another article of clothing even though I kept telling them they were barkin’ up the wrong tree. And boy, did they have their eyes opened when the “girls” finally took off their tops, exposing their very flat chests. But they weren’t the only ones whose eyes were opened. My eyes were opened as well after the

show when we all got back in the bus. Throughout all the years leading up to this moment, Phil told me the performers were merely straight male actors playing their parts on stage. It hadn’t occurred to me they were “queer,” but our bus driver, world traveler he was (at least, throughout the USA), educated us regarding the facts of life. I remember how stunned I felt, sitting there on the bus, wondering to myself, “Is this what being homosexual is like? Is this what it’s all about?” In one sense, I suppose we could say this was my formal introduction to the gay world. But there was another aspect of this introduction to the gay world which also left its indelible impression on me. In addition to Loren Buss, our other faculty sponsor was Neill Hays, our school coach. Naturally, his wife Lila Hays accompanied him on this trip, and she must have had similar thoughts as mine, thinking the performers were straight, but after our bus driver informed us of the direction their compass needles were oriented, Mrs. Hays nearly gagged, this in spite of the fact her husband Neill loved to perform in drag on stage back in Rolla. Apparently, it was perfectly acceptable in her mind for guys to dress in drag as long as they were straight, but their being “queer” was too much. Yes, this senior trip was most educational – on so many different levels. 1 David

Stout, “Senior trips to New Orleans, my oh my!” The Hugoton Hermes, vol. 131, #5, February 1, 2018, p. 4.

He had the business before Charlie Broaddus Chevrolet was in business. It was located at 1034 S. Main Street. Thanks to Wayne Reynolds and John Akers for sharing this information.

Study “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” —John 8:31-32 NIV


he discipline of study is an important part of one’s religious formation. Anyone who is serious about religion should take the time to study and think about the central texts and tenets of their religion. Study consists of several elements, the first of which is repetition. One rarely learns anything on the first reading, and most books require several readings, including reading with commentaries or other aids to understand what is being said. A second element of study is concentration, the ability to focus. One needs to delve deeply into the area of study without being distracted by extraneous matters. Trying to study while music is playing or one has other things on one’s mind dissipates concentration. After repeated and concentrated studying, one should understand the subject matter, which is the third element of study. And finally, one needs to reflect on what one has understood. How does this new knowledge affect one’s life and one’s relationship with God? The purpose of study, as with all the spiritual disciplines, is to transform one’s life. One shouldn’t just study for the purpose of knowing more facts, and certainly not for the purpose of showing off how much one knows, but rather to make oneself a better person, and to have a better understanding of one’s place in the cosmos. AGAPE CHURCH OF HUGOTON

Real and fake “Nudes” In a previous article earlier this year, I wrote about how Phil Veatch educated me about the kinds of things the Rolla High School seniors did on their trips to New Orleans1. However, unlike all other graduating seniors before us, we had been fortunate to have selected an outstanding teacher to be one of our class sponsors, Loren Buss, a Hugoton native. He was extraordinary because unlike all previous class sponsors, he knew how to generate money for our class. During our 1963 senior trip we also went to New Orleans, but for us it was simply an overnight stopover before our ultimate destination. Nevertheless, on this overnight stop, we took a traditional touristy tour of the French Quarter, but rather than relying on second-hand information about the “hood,” we now got our own first-hand education! The tour was intended to give us a cross-section feel of New Orleans, a cross-section which consisted of three different kinds of night clubs: 1) a traditional jazz night club; 2) a sexy, straight and sultry burlesque club with female singers and dancers gyrating on stage; 3) and finally a drag bar with various transvestites teasing the crowd with “Guess what’s real and what’s not.” For example, most of the songs were simply lip-synced (fake), but there was one song sung in a falsetto voice (real), so the interspersions of the real with the falsies were confusing for some of us. One of the interesting things about this tour wasn’t so much what we saw on stage,

Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum Curator Stanley McGill brought in this picture for our pleasure. This business was operated by Bruce Smith in the 1950’s. He sold Chevrolet and Buick as well as International Harvesters.

409 East Ninth, Hugoton Sunday – 10:30 a.m.

Terry Miller - 453-2212 - 428-1135 ASSEMBLY OF GOD Main and Second Street - 544-2773 Tim Singer, Pastor Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship - 10:45 a.m. Life Groups Sunday Nights - 6:00 p.m. Inside Out Kids Wed. - 6:30 p.m. Student Ministry @ The Turnaround Wed. 7:00 p.m.

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST 1045 S. Van Buren Church: 544-2825 Home: 453-0965 Lee Rottman 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.

FAITH CHAPEL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST Tenth and Jefferson 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.

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

HUGOTON BAPTIST CHURCH Eighth and Main 544-2210 Pastor Gary Stafford Parsonage - 544-2295 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study - 6:30 p.m.

LONE STAR FRIENDS CHURCH 14 Miles East of Hugoton on Highway 51 Church 624-3784 Home 624-3104 Pastor Gary Damron Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Blended Worship Celebration - 10:45 a.m. Jr. High & Sr. High Youth Group - Sunday 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Evening Adult Study - 6:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting Wednesday - 8:00 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

RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH (formerly Lighthouse Fellowship) 424 S. Jackson 544-4828 Don Quattlebum, Pastor Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Sunday Church - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday - 7:00 p.m.

SOVEREIGN REDEEMER CHURCH Tenth and Adams Pastor - Eric Mason Sunday School - 9:00 a.m. Coffee/Fellowship - 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship - 10:30 a.m. 620-544-6386

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

Christopher Simon

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

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 828 S. Main Hugoton 544-8715 Reverend Rebecca Davison, Pastor Wednesday Praise! Kids - 3:45 p.m. Wed. Jr. High Youth Fellowship - 5:30 p.m. Wed. Sr. High Youth Fellowship - 7:00 p.m. Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m.

MOSCOW MOSCOW BAPTIST CHURCH 598-2455 Church 1 mile S. of Moscow, 1/2 mile E. of Moscow/Hooker Rd. Morning Worship - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study - 6:00 p.m. Team Kids (Wed.) - 3:30-5:00p.m. Sept.-Apr. Youth Study Thursday - 7:00 p.m. Interim Pastor Neal Foster

MOSCOW UNITED METHODIST 598-2426 Lay Leader Patty Lahey 598-2426 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 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 593-4596 Lead Pastor Becky Davison Morning Worship - 9:00 a.m.

RICHFIELD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Lead Pastor Richard Fitzgerald Morning Worship - 9:00 a.m.

FIRST CHURCH OF GOD 801 W. City Limits 544-2652 Israel Franco, Pastor Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening Service - 6:30 p.m. Call 544-2652 for Church Bus

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Heavy equipment moves the ground in preparation for the lagoon rehabilitation.

The City of Moscow’s lagoon rehabilitation has begun. The City of Moscow procured Smoky Hill Construction from Salina as the contractor for the project.

City of Moscow receives grant to update deteriorated lagoons The City of Moscow's wastewater lagoons, imhoff tank and piping were constructed and installed in the 1950's. Due to extensive erosion and aging equipment, the facility did not function properly. The headworks stairway is unstable causing a safety hazard. Over the

MHS players picked to play in All Star game Congratulations to Jalen Shaddix and Javi Marquez on being selected to play in the second annual Wild West Shootout All Star game. The game will be played at Clint Lightner Field in Garden City July 9.

years, a lot of money and manpower has been spent by the City to make numerous repairs in an attempt keep the undersized facility working. However the facility deteriorated beyond their control. The City of Moscow could no longer afford the expense of the deteriorating system so they began working with Earles Engineering & Inspection, Inc. to determine the existing lagoon system needed to be rehabilitated and a new lift station and generator needed to be installed at an estimated cost of $991,344. The next hurdle was to obtain funding for the project. In September 2016, the City of Moscow, with the help of Great Plains Devel-

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Hugoton Gas Prices As of Tuesday, June 19 Brown Dupree - $2.69 Eagles Landing - $2.71 Kangaroo Express -$2.69 Thrifty King - $2.81 Toot N Totum - $2.69 Gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.68 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 stations in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.89 per gallon, according to GasBuddy. Including the change locally during the past week, prices Sunay were 59.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago and are 1.8 cents per gal-

lon lower than a month ago. The national average has dropped 3.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 60.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. "Average gas prices in the U.S. have fallen to their lowest in a month, following oil's continued slump as OPEC appears poised to adjust oil production levels and the U.S. nears its hitting 11 million barrels of oil pumped per day, the highest level ever," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "Oil bulls may see their day again this summer, but the prospects of higher oil supply have diminished the value of oil for the time being, and that's leading to what nearly every American has been rooting for as of latelower gas prices. While many are still bitter over having to pay more than last year, prices certainly could have moved higher if there hadn't been pressure on OPEC to act now that the (previous) glut of crude oil has been absorbed into the market. We see gas prices falling slightly into late June or early July before odds rise of hurricane season leading to some volatility at the pump, which could lead prices higher short term." For LIVE fuel price averages, visit FuelInsights.Gas

opment, Inc, submitted an application to the Kansas Department of Commerce, Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) requesting $495,000 in grant funds to assist with the wastewater treatment rehabilitation. The remaining $496,344 was to come from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Revolving Loan funds. The City of Moscow received a letter from Governor Sam Brownback dated January 13, 2017 notifying

the City they had been awarded CDBG funding in the amount of $495,000. The Grant Award Agreement commenced March 1, 2017 with a completion date of February 28, 2019. After completing the CDBG and KDHE necessary paperwork, the City procured Smoky Hill Construction from Salina as the contractor for the project in December 2017. Construction started April 16, 2018 and is scheduled for completion this fall.

MHS alum Maggie White recognized at Emporia State University Maggie White of Moscow, was among more than 780 Emporia State undergraduate students recognized for academic honors in the spring 2018 semester. White was named to the university honor roll and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean's list. To qualify for the university honor roll, students earned a minimum 3.80 semester grade point average in at least 12 graded hours. To qualify for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean's list, students earned a semester grade point average that puts them in the top 10 percent of all students enrolled in full-time undergraduate work within the college and have a cumulative 3.5 GPA for all Emporia State courses. Emporia State University offers over 200 academic programs in the School of

Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Library and Information Management and The Teachers College. ESU is the only public university in Kansas to have earned national recognition as a College of Distinction, an honor for universities that demonstrate innovative application of high-impact education. In addition, in the Best Colleges 2018 guidebook by U.S. News and World Report, ESU is ranked No. 2 in lowest student debt of all Midwest regional universities. U.S. News also cited ESU's School of Business as a best value for both in-state and out-of-state students and ranked the online graduate education program in the Top 100 programs in the nation. For more information, visit

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Community Calendar Thursday, June 21 Rolla Recreation Swimming Lessons Friday, June 22 Rolla Recreation Swimming Lessons Monday, June 25 Pre-K to fourth grade Summer Reading at Library, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Summit Training Commons area closed -

waxing floors Tuesday, June 26 Summit Training Commons area closed waxing floors Wednesday, June 27 Storytime at Library 0-5 years, 10:00 a.m. Summit Training Commons area closed waxing floors

Co-ed softball tourney is June 30 The Jonathan Rusch Memorial Co-ed Softball Tourney will be Saturday, June 30. Entry deadine is June 28 at Rolla. T-shirts will be awarded for first place. There is an entry fee. Teams

will play USSSA rules, with double elimination. For more information or to register a team, contact Ricky Reza at 620-482-3496. Get your team together and play ball!

Soccer tournament scheduled for Saturday Rolla is hosting a Six-ASide Soccer Tournament Saturday June 30, beginning at 10:00 a.m. There will be an18 years and under tournament, with a maximum of 12 teams. It is free to enter this tournament. Each team will be guaranteed two games with trophies to be awarded. Then Sunday, July 1, beginning at 1:00 p.m. an

open age tournament will be held, with a maximum of 16 teams. There will be an entry fee for the Open Age Tournament. Children’s activities, food and a beer garden will be available. For more information or to enter a team, contact Matt Brown at or call 620-453-2083.

Audra Langley is beginning her first year as a lifeguard. She is currently a sophomore at Rolla High School and has a twin brother named Alec. Her parents are James and Ronda Langley. The one thing that makes Audra a good lifeguard is a quote from Derek Shepherd from “Grey’s Anatomy”, “It’s a beautiful day to save lives.” Being a lifeguard has taught her there is a job for people who want to sit in the sun and babysit. Her future plan is to keep breathing as long as possible. Welcome Audra!

guard. She is a sophomore at Rolla and the daughter of Phillip and Jessi Norton. She is a good lifeguard because she is good with children. Being a lifeguard has taught Melanie patience. Her future plans include going to college to become a veterinarian

Rolla High School freshmen Aspen Sohm and Jamie Sheedy, along with sponsors Traci Taylor and Lori Sheedy, traveled to Atlanta, Ga., Tuesday, June 13 to compete in the National MOS competition, held Wednesday, June 14. Students at Rolla worked all year long to qualify for the competition, making this the third year in a row for Rolla to send students

Cacee Milburn has been a lifeguard at Rolla for three

USD 217 Rolla offers many unique opportunities, as can be seen by the various articles submitted over the past few months. From local competitions to Regional, State and sometimes even National lev-

Audra Langley (foreground) observes Melanie Norton (background) after completing her lifeguard training course.

Zeta Greene, Rolla’s lead science teacher for the high school and junior high, was notified that she was selected as the Region VI 2018 Kansas Association for Teachers of Science for Outstanding Contributions to Science Education in Kansas. Mrs. Greene began teaching in Rolla at the junior high level in 1991. Rolla science fairs were still early in their existence and Mrs. Greene successfully began to incorporate more and more classes into participating. In 1998, Mrs. Greene was moved to the high school science position as well as keeping the junior

years. She will be a senior at Rolla High School next year. Kent and Jamie Milburn are her parents. She is a good lifeguard because she has a good connection with the kids and she is able to get a great summer tan. Being a lifeguard has taught her time management skills that she will use for the rest of her life. Cacee plans to graduate from high school and go to college. Welcome back!

Cacee Milburn greets the swimmers with a smile.

Melanie Norton Melanie Norton is beginning her first year as a life-

nate for a good cause, please get a hold of Jourdan Riley, Audra Langley or Charlie Sheedy and they will give you information. Way to think of others in crisis, girls!

Correction A misunderstanding was printed last week in the article regarding Bill Light running in Randy Bane's county commissioner position. Mr. Bane will serve his term,

Jamie Sheedy, Traci Taylor and Aspen Sohm pose at the National MOS Championship competition. Photo courtesy of Lori Sheedy, not pictured, who attended as a sponsor as well.

els, Rolla takes pride in every student, recognizing each one for his/her own special talents. Please see the ad in the paper for more information about USD 217 Rolla Schools. You won’t regret it!

Zeta Greene is honored

Rolla blood drive is June 27 There will be a summer blood drive in Rolla Wednesday, June 27 at the Civic Center. The times are from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., so if anyone is willing to come do-

to the prestigious competition. Mrs. Taylor strives every year to encourage students to try and qualify for this competition. The girls did not make the top three spots and other results will not be available for a couple of weeks. Rolla is proud of all your accomplishments and grateful to Mrs. Taylor for her continued dedication to her students.

USD 217 offers many opportunities

Melanie Norton is ready to save the day with her guard buoy.

Cacee Milburn

stories. They will have a chance to make a craft, play a game and maybe learn a song or two. If you are interested in helping or need information, please contact Phoebe Brummett at 593-4657 or by email fuzzbeetruckn@ Let’s make this community a great place to worship God!

Aspen and Jamie compete in Nationals

Meet the Lifeguards Audra Langley

By Phoebe Brummett

Vacation Bible School is Saturday A one night Vacation Bible School for Rolla, Richfield and Dermot is being planned for Saturday, July 21 in the Rolla City Park. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and food will be provided for supper. Everyone is welcome to attend. Children birth to fifth grade will be introduced to one of the many Bible

From Pirates to Gorillas, these three will begin their college careers at Pittsburg State University in the fall. Left to right are Paige Claassen, Allyson Norton and Deserae Schwindt. Photo courtesy of Shawn Schwindt.

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until December 31. Then whoever is elected will take the commissioner position in January. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

high science position. That’s when the science department really began to rock and roll! The science fair became an annual event, with area schools competing for the Regional level. State science fair became a norm for some of Rolla’s students, instead of an unreachable goal. Four of Rolla’s students so far have even competed nationally. Mrs. Greene has made many outstanding contributions to the Rolla school system. Rolla is eternally grateful for her vision and dedication to her students.

Paige Claassen and Deserae Schwindt pose with their new science fair board for the Stockholm Junior Water Competition. Photo courtesy of Zeta Greene.


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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 $ .25 per word per insertion. The weekly minimum is $4.00. 2) Classified display advertising rate is $5.50 per column inch. 3) All cards of thanks are charged at the display rate. 4) All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, children, or national origin or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.


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For a very progressive, family-oriented company. Competitive pay based on experience. Home every night. Clean class A CDL required. Applicant must pass physical, drug screen and back exam. Benefits include health insurance, life insurance and paid time off. Uniforms and safety equipment provided

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For questions, please call 620-544-2900. Pick up application at 1525 W. 10th St. in Hugoton.

Truck Driver Wanted Must have CDL and clean MVR. You are home every night, health insurance provided and 401K available. You must fill out application at office 1 mile south of Cimarron at Tim Dewey Trucking Office: 620-855-3188 or Darren 620-357-1710 (tfc26)


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The Stevens County Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting applications for a temporary full-time Program Technician position beginning at a Grade 3 or Grade 4. Salary range is $26,587 to $33,394 depending on knowledge and experience. Depending on the duration of the temporary appointment, health benefits may be offered. An agricultural background and general computer knowledge is not required, but could be helpful. Applications (FSA-675, Application for FSA County Employment and KSAs Knowledge, Skills & Abilities) may be picked up at the Stevens County FSA Office, Hugoton, KS between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Applications and KSAs must be returned to the office no later than 4:30 pm, Friday, June 29, 2018. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender (1c25)

WTG Hugoton LP has an Administrative Assistant job opening at the Hugoton Station, located east of Hugoton, Ks.

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Stevens County Hospital is seeking eligible candidates to fill the following positions: Full-time position of Dietary Homemaker to join our team at Pioneer Manor The homemaker performs the duties of dining services, (including preparing breakfast, salad and dessert preparation, cleaning and santizing the household kitchen area, and assuring adequate stock of snacks for residents are available). As cook, the homemaker will prepare food for household meals, serving in a timely manner, maintaining high quality standards and portion control using standardized recipes as directed by the menu. The homemaker assists with serving resident meals, snacks, and nourishments and facilitates activities for elders and the household that involve food preparation or other activities specific to the kitchen. Full-time RNs/LPNs to work nights on the Med/Surg floor of the Stevens County Hospital. Qualified candidates must have Kansas nursing licensure to be eligible. We offer competitive wages, shift differentials, and mileage reimbursement to nurses living 15 miles or more outside of Stevens County. A generous sign-on bonus is available to full-time new hires. For more information contact Dawn Maas, DON at 620-544-8511. PRN RNs and LPNs for all shifts at the Stevens County Hospital and Pioneer Manor. Qualified candidates must have Kansas RN/LPN licensure to be eligible. We offer competitive wages, shift differentials of $2.50/$3.50 for RNs; $1.50/$2.25 for LPNs; and mileage reimbursement to RNs and LPNs living 15 miles or more outside of Stevens County. Full-time CNAs to work at Pioneer Manor, both day and night shifts are available. Qualified candidates must have current Kansas CNA licensure, a love of the elderly and the willingness to work as a valued part of our team. We offer an exceptional benefits package, shift differentials and a set rotation with every other weekend off. Full-time RNs or LPNs to work both shifts at Pioneer Manor. Qualified candidates must have Kansas RN/LPN licensure to be eligible. We offer competitive wages, shift differentials of $2.50/$3.50 for RNs; $1.50/$2.25 for LPNs; and mileage reimbursement to RNs and LPNs living 15 miles or more outside of Stevens County.

Applications may be obtained at the Information Desk, located next to the Medical Clinic inside Stevens County Hospital.

Resumes may be emailed to or you may call Human Resources at 620-544-6141 for more information regarding any current openings.

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in The Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, June 21, 2018) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Doris Lillian Bissitt, a/k/a Doris L Bissitt, DECEASED, CASE NO. 18-PR-21 NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS, TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in this Court by Julie Commons, an interested party and daughter of Doris Lillian Bissitt, deceased, requesting that the foreign Will of Doris Lillian Bissitt, deceased, dated October 11, 20111, be admitted to probate and record in this Court, no administration of the Estate is necessary, the Will be construed, and the following Kansas real estate owned by the decedent, situate in Stevens County, Kansas, to-wit: Undivided 1/3 of ¼ of 1/8 of the oil, gas and other minerals lying in and under Section 2, Township 34 South, Range 36 West of the 6th P.M.

Undivided 1/3 of ¼ of 1/8 of the oil, gas and other minerals lying in and under the E/2 of Section 10, Township 34 South, Range 36 West of the 6th P.M. Undivided 1/3 of ½ of 1/8 of the oil, gas and other minerals lying in and under Section 32, Township 33 South, Range 36 West of the 6th P.M. And any other Kansas real estate owned by the decedent at the time of death be assigned in accordance with the terms of the Will. You are required to file your written defenses to the Petition on or before July 17, 2018, at 10:00 .m. in the City of Hugoton in Stevens County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail to file your written defenses, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. Julie Commons, Petitioner James A. Kuharic #08952 Brollier, Wolf & Kuharic Box 39, Hugoton, KS 67951 (620) 544-8555 Attorney for Petitioner

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as executor, allowance for his attorneys' fees and expenses, and the Court determine the heirs of the said decedent and assign to them all of the property remaining in said estate. You are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 16th day of July, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., in said District Court of Stevens County, Hugoton 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 said petition.

THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified a petition has been filed in this Court by Micheal W. Willis, the executor of the estate of Kathy R. Willis, deceased, praying for final settlement of the estate, approval of his acts, proceedings and accounts

Micheal W. Willis Executor and Petitioner TATE & KITZKE L.L.C. 1024 S. Trindle, P. O. Box 909 Hugoton, KS 67951-0909 Telephone: (620) 544-2103 Attorneys for Executor and Petitioner

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in The Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, June 21, 2018) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Dean Richard Bissitt, DECEASED, CASE NO. 18-PR-20 NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS, TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in this Court by Julie Commons, an interested party and daughter of Dean Richard Bissitt, deceased, requesting that descent be determined of the following described real estate, situate in Stevens County, Kansas: Undivided 1/3 of ¼ of 1/8 of the oil, gas and other minerals lying in and under Section 2, Township 34 South, Range 36 West of the 6th P.M. Undivided 1/3 of ¼ of 1/8 of the oil, gas and other minerals lying in and under the E/2 of Section 10, Township 34 South, Range 36 West of the

6th P.M. Undivided 1/3 of ½ of 1/8 of the oil, gas and other minerals lying in and under Section 32, Township 33 South, Range 36 West of the 6th P.M. And all personal property and any other Kansas real estate owned by the decedent at the time of death. And that such property and all personal property and other Kansas real estate owned by the decedent at the time of death be assigned pursuant to the laws of intestate succession. You are required to file your written defenses to the Petition on or before July 17, 2018, at 10:00 .m. in the City of Hugoton in Stevens County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail to file your written defenses, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. Julie Commons, Petitioner James A. Kuharic #08952 Brollier, Wolf & Kuharic Box 39, Hugoton, KS 67951 (620) 544-8555 Attorney for Petitioner


FOR SALE FOR SALE: Black Angus Bulls, Registered, Tested, 2 year olds, Yearlings, Heifer Bulls, Delivery, Conformation, Performance. Call: Black Velvet Ranch, Aaron Plunkett, Syracuse, KS 620-384-1101. (15c16) --------------HOME FOR SALE: 1203 S. Jefferson, 3 bedroom/2 bath. Living Room w/ fireplace, lot & a half, appliances included (washer/dryer, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher). Call 620-544-1714. (tfc15)

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GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALE: Saturday, June 23, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, 106 McLeod in Moscow, Ball Cards, Star Wars, Decorations, Candles, Furniture, Lots of Miscellaneous ---------------

600 S Trindle - Beautiful bi-level, 4 bd/2ba, cen H/A, updated kitchen and baths, stain- 1016 S Trindle - Nice ranch style home, 3 less steel appliances, patio deck, sprinkler, bd/1 ba, att garage, cen H/A, kit appliances, fence, att garage, mature landscape. Nice fence and nice neighborhood! Call today. property!! Call me for details and to see the beauty!!

FOR RENT FOR RENT: 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments. Furnished or unfurnished. Bills included, washer & dryer and cable. One apartment has become available and one house is available. Call 620-544-2232. (tfc)

--------------FOR RENT: 2 affordable Mobile Homes for Rent. 1- 2 bdrm and 1 3-bdrm. Available in June. Call 544-3069. (tfc20)

450 sq. ft. Corner Office @1026 S. Main (tfc15)

APARTMENT FOR RENT: 2 bedroom, central heat/air, all applicances. One car garage. Call 620-544-1714. (tfc24) ---------------


518 Jayhawk Avenue - Beautiful ranch style on a 1.5 lots. Gorgeous oak cabinets and trim, 3 bed/2 bath, att garage, WIC, basement, fence, sprinkler, det garage and much, much more! Call to schedule your private showing!

911 S Harrison - Ranch style, 3 bed/2 bath, elec heat, cen air, kit appliances, carport, storage building, fence. Nice property! Call today to see this nice home!!

107 N Jackson- Lot for sale! Great location and neighborhood! Call Karen today for more details!!




609 S. Van Buren St. $95,000 NOW $90,000 1501 S. Monroe St. - $135,000 Older 2 Story home in Hugoton with lots of This home is located on a big corner lot on storage and ready for a big family with its 5 the south side of Hugoton. This beautiful Bedrooms, 2 Bath. Located on good sized lot cozy home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. with 2 car garage. This has a full Master Suite upstairs with a balcony. Just a very stunning house. 307 N. Kansas, Suite 101 Liberal, KS 67901

T 3 bedroom

(620) 624-1212


Fenced-in yar, carport, sm. shed Available after July 15

Call 620-544-8202 or 620-428-5033


ROLLA PLAZA APARTMENTS 1- and 2- bedroom apartments available (Rental Assistance Available) Equal Housing Opportunity

620-492-6608 Office tfc16


On behalf of my husband, my son and myself, we would like to say “Thank You” to all of you who helped us in our time of need with monetary donations, prayers, a text, a phone call, a message, a hug or a smile, to people who offered us their home or prepared a meal . Two months ago we lost our home when our roof blew off due to high wind. We are so blessed to see how the community came together and helped us. We cannot express how grateful we are. A big thank you to Hannah for letting us stay in her rental house for free, to Patty and Alan Bultman, Pheasant Heaven Charities, and to St. Helen Catholic Church - only a few of so many to mention. We would not be where we are if it weren’t for you all. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You! And may God bless you all always. Aurora, Juan and Alex


1001 S Harrison - Beautiful ranch, located close to schools! 5 bed/3 bath, dine in kitchen with appliances, formal dining, finished basement, corner lot, screened patio. Great find!! Call today to schedule a showing!!



EILEEN’S 1204 S Madison- Nice ranch style with a full finished basement. This property has a lot to offer. 3 bed/2 bath with an additional room that could be bed/office/craft room. Deck, in ground sprinkler, attached and detached garages, storage shed. All this home needs is a new family! Located in the Kallenbach addition close to schools and merchants! Call today to see this beauty!

1501 S Madison - Beautiful bi-level, 5 bed/2 bath, att garage, central H/A, fpl (2), deck, in ground sprinkler, corner lot, good location! Call Karen today to see this gorgeous property!! 1403 S Jefferson- Beautiful ranch, 3 bed/3 bath, att garage, cen H/A, fpl, cov patio, 36 x 24 det garage w/heat & bath. This is truly a pleaser for the whole family. Call Karen today to view this nice property!

REAL ESTATE 1013 Lincoln - Cool Package!

Seller Incentive Give-away!! Includes all appliances. Permanent Foundation.

Enjoy your home and only a step away, enter a 30’x48’ Shop & Garage.

Concrete frontage, front patio & sidewalk. 500 E. 3rd - Fun and Airy 30' Living Room & 3 Roomy Bdrms 2 Baths! + 704 Sq.' Basement, Insulated 2-car Garage All on 150' Corner Lot Home Sweet Home!!

609 E. 4th - Only 8 Yrs. Young with brand new back patio awning! This beautiful home Includes a Full Basement & 2 Car Attch Garage. Seller is Anxious so Let's make a deal!!


511 S Washington - Ranch style 3 bed/2 ba, attached garage, cen H/A, kitchen appliances, fenced yard. Fresh paint, move in ready! Call to see this nice property! 1035 S Van Buren- Nice, ranch style, 2 bed/1 b, att garage, sprinkler system, security system, circle drive. Nice updates! Call today to see this nice property!

420 S Washington- Ranch, two living areas, gourmet kitchen with commercial appliances, attached 3 car garage. Call today to see this lovely home!

SOLD 1633 State Road 25- "As Is" Manufactured home with addition and acreage close to town! Call for details!

106 McLeod - Moscow

Living in Moscow is Less Expensive!

Own a 3Bdrm over 3,000 sq.' Brick Home. What an Opportunity! Includes a spacious Family Room as well as Game Room. REDUCED!!




146 S. Jefferson 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car detached garage Countless recent improvements throughout the home -

TOO MANY to list!

ION EDUCT R R E FURTH 507 Jayhawk Ave - Price Reduction! This beautiful ranch style home has so much to offer the growing family. 3 bed/3 bath, large kitchen w/appliances, full bsmt with wet bar, oversized dbl garage with that "man cave" feel! Fenced yard, spinkler system, established neighborhood! Great family area!!! Just ask the neighbors!! Call today to see this nice property!!

Fenced yard, covered back patio with lights and ceiling fans

Call 620-544-6310 to find out more


HOME FOR SALE BY OWNER 3 Bedroom/ 1 Bath, 1227 Sq. Ft.


Central Air/Heat, 2 Car Det. Garage, Underground Sprinkler System, Sold As Is on a Double Lot

515 E. Eighth

Call 620-544-6818 516 W. Tenth - Ranch, 3 bed/1 ba., cen H/A, carport, fence. Great starter home!! Call today!!

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes Thursday, June 21, 2018) 3t PRIMARY ELECTION NOTICE AUGUST 7, 2018 State of Kansas, County of Stevens, ss: I, the undersigned, Amy Jo Tharp, County Election Officer of Stevens County, Kansas, having received a certified list of candidates for the respective national and state offices of each political party from the Secretary of State of the State of Kansas, in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 25209, and in accordance with this law, hereby publish so much therefore as is applicable to this county and have added thereto the names of the candidates for their respective county and township offices of each political party, as the same appear in my office, to-wit: STEVENS COUNTY CANDIDATES 2018 Primary NATIONAL OFFICES US House of Representatives District 1 Democrat: Alan LaPolice Republican: Roger Marshall Republican: Nick Reinecker Governor/Lt. Governor Democrat: Arden Andersen/Dale Cowsert Democrat: Jack Bergeson/Alexander Cline Democrat: Carl Brewer/Chris Morow Democrat: Laura Kelly/Lynn Rogers Democrat: Joshua Svaty/Katrina Gier Lewison Republican: Jim Barnett/Rosie Hansen Republican: Jeff Colyer/Tracey Mann Republican: Kris Kobach/Wink Hartman Republican: Patrick “PK” Kucera/Patricia Reitz Republican: Tyler Ruzich/Domonic Scavuzzo Republican: Ken Selzer/Jen Sanderson Republican; Joseph Tutera Jr./Phillip Clemente STATE OFFICES Secretary of State Democrat: Brian “BAM” McClendon Republican: Randy Duncan Republican: Keith Esau Republican: Craig McCullah Republican: Scott Schwab Republican: Dennis Taylor Attorney General Democrat: Sarah G. Swain Republican: Derek Schmidt State Treasurer

Democrat: Marci Francisco Republican: Jack LaTurner Commissioner of Insurance Democrat: Nathaniel McLaughlin Republican: Vicki Schmidt Republican: Clark Shultz State Board of Education Republican: Jean Clifford KS House of Representatives District 124 Democrat: None Republican: Jeffrey G. Locke Republican” Martin (Marty) Long District Court Judge 26th District Division 1 Democrat: None Republican: Bradley E. Ambrosier District Court Judge 26th District Division 3 Democrat: None Republican: Linda Gilmore COUNTY OFFICES County Commissioner District 1 Democrat: None Republican: Joe D Thompson Republican: James N Bell Precinct Committeeman Center 1 Democrat: None Republican: Erick Nordling Precinct Committeewoman Center 1 Democrat: None Republican: Debbie Nordling Precinct Committeeman Moscow 2 Democrat: None Republican: Jerry E Stuckey Precinct Committeewoman Moscow 2 Democrat: None Republican: Judy Parsons Township Secretary Moscow 1 Republican: Linda Shaddix No one for Banner, Voorhees, Harmony, Moscow 1, West Center, Center 2, Center 3 thru Center 12 has filed to run for Precinct Committeeman/ woman The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the following locations. All precincts except Moscow will vote in the Memorial Hall, 200 E. 6th, Hugoton, Kansas. Moscow will vote at the Moscow Fellowship Hall, Moscow, Kansas. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of my office this 13th day of June, 2018. (SEAL) Amy Jo Tharp Stevens County Election Officer


308 Fourth Avenue, Rolla - Charming, Ranch style, 4 bed/2 bath, bsmt, fence, det garage, carport, hardwood floors. Call Karen today to see this nice property!


For Sale By Owner


Charming home with great location. Lots of original woodwork. 4 Bedroom/2 Full Bath Large fenced backyard. All major kitchen appliances included.


1004 S Van Buren - Ranch style, brick 3 bed/2 b, basement, att garage, 40 x 30 det garage, fence, kit, island & appliances, cen H/A. A must see!!! Call today to view this beautiful home!

1101 S Adams- Ranch Style, 5 bed/2 b, appliances, fin bsmt, cen H/A, att garage, fence. Cute as can be!! Call Karen today to schedule your showing!!


1027 S. Jackson 1101 S Monroe- Ranch style, brick, great location, 3 bed/3 b, bsmt, fence, cen H/A, att garage. Nice property! Call today to schedule your showing!

ED REDUC 1003 S. Adams - Beautiful, 1 1/2 story, 5 bed 3 bath, fpl, 2 decks, oversized garage w/workshop, storage shed and much, much more! $275,000


705 Washington, Rolla - Beautiful Brick Ranch Style, fin basement, 5 bed/3 b, att grg, fence, appliances! Move in ready! Call today!!

312 S Jackson- Lot in the original LD today to town of Hugoton. SOCall see this property!!

310 West 9th St- Ranch Style, 3 bed/2.5 bath, open concept, fpl, kit appl, att garage, det garage, fence, cen H/A, safe room...much more. Call today to see this lovely home!!

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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 544-9047. (tfc1) ---------------

AL-Anon Family Group

Support for family & friends of problem drinkers meet Mondays & Thursdays at 8 pm 1405 Cemetery Road 544-2610 or 544-2854 tfc

Project Hope Open Tues & Thurs 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Please Bring Your Own Food Containers 1042 S. Jackson Suite C tfc37

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Creative Cooks Today is officially the first day of summer, but I feel like summer is half over already! I have been to two camps, two 4-H trips and have had our first 4-H contest for the summer! I always enjoy the Creative Cooks Contest, where 4-H’ers have 1½ hours to make a dish from scratch in front of the judges and then also be judged on their nutrition knowledge, their kitchen skills and safety, and their presentation of a correct place setting. I am sharing the Beginner and Intermediate Champions’ recipes this week. There will be a display of all the winners’ entries at the Stevens County Fair, and a recipe booklet listing all of the contest entry recipes will be available free to fair goers. Taco Salad - Alaina Gold Beginner Grand Champion Makes 4 serving 4 - 10-inch flour tortillas (Taco Meat) 1 lb. lean ground beef ½ small onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/4 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp garlic salt 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

F r e s h l y squeezed lime to taste (Salad) 1 romaine lettuce hearts, shredded 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 8 ounces cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 sweet pepper (orange) 2 limes cut into wedges ½ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend sour cream for topping To make homemade taco shells, adjust oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle positions; preheat oven to 435 degrees F. Arrange 4 ovensafe soup bowls on baking sheets. Warm tortillas slightly until pliable. Spray both sides with cooking spray, then press into an oven safe bowl. Bake until crisp, 10-15 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through baking. Let cool completely before moving. Cook ground beef and onion in skillet over lowmedium heat, breaking up meat with a spoon. Once all pink is gone from the meat, use spoon to scoop the oil into a

glass or metal container. Add chili powder, cumin, garlic salt, and tomato sauce. Stir. Cover and simmer on low. Add tortilla shell to plate. Add 1/4 of lettuce to the bowl topped by 1 tablespoon beans, 1/3 cup taco meat, 2 tablespoons cheese and 1 tablespoon of sour cream. On one side of shell add the orange peppers, 6 tomato halves and the lime wedges. ----------Teriyaki Chicken and Grilled Vegetable Kabob Madison Kurts Intermediate Grand Champion Makes 4 servings 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 cup Teriyaki sauce 2 gloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cups fresh vegetables (zucchini, onions, mushrooms, or any other vegetables of your choosing) Place chicken, teriyaki sauce, lemon juice, garlic, and sesame oil in a large ziplock

bag or sealable container. Close bag and shake to coat chicken. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 12 hours. Cut vegetables into 1 inch pieces. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. When ready to cook, turn the grill on to high heat. Remove chicken from bag and immediately throw away any remaining marinade. Grill for 6 to 8 minutes on each side, or until chicken is cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Grill vegetables until slightly tender, 3-4 minutes on each side. Place vegetables and chicken on a kabob stick in an alternating pattern for serving. Kansas State University, County Extension Councils, Extension Districts, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperating. K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer, and is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. If you have special requirements due to physical, vision, or hearing disability or a dietary restriction please contact your local extension office.

Hugoton Airport Board discusses runway project

J.D., Morgan, Brandy, Megan and David Robson and Jesse Nunez

314 S. Van Buren Hugoton, Ks. 67951

The Hugoton Municipal Airport Board met at the airport meeting room for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting Monday, June 18, 2018. Present at the meeting were board members Matt Rome, Erick Nordling, Josh Jorde, Dax Gaskill and Airport Manager Scott Spikes. Also attending was Hugoton Hermes reporter Ruthie Winget. Chairman Matt Rome called the meeting to order. The board discussed the status of the purchase the Gale

Reece Trust hanger. May 23, 2018, the attorneys for sellers accepted the airport’s offer of $47,800 for the purchase of the Reece hanger. The Airport Board has requested Sellers to communicate with Paul Kitzke, the Stevens County Attorney, to approve the form of the contract. No further news has been received on the contract. The board also discussed the need for inspecting the Reece hanger due to recent severe wind damage to several the other hangers at the airport. The board also considered replacement for the vacant position on the Board. A prospective member will be contacted, and if accepted by the prospect, the prospect will be presented to the County Commissioners for appointment. Erick noted they had submitted a proposed budget to the County Commissioners in early June, as requested. However, since the budget was finalized following the April 26 meeting, he thought a formal motion to approve the budget was in order. The motion carried.

After reading the minutes of the May 21, 2018 meeting, motion was made to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried. The board reviewed the email report provided by Eric Johnson of Kirkham-Michael, dated June 18. Due to a miscommunication, the Runway 2/20 rehab project contracts have not been returned to Kirkham Michael. Mr. Johnson requested the approved agreements be returned to him. His report also indicated the project has a scheduled start date of July 9, with an expected completion of August 5. There was some discussion whether this timing for the start/finish of the project should be delayed to mid-September, which is a less busy time of the ag spraying season. Scott was directed to send Mr. Johnson the finalized and signed contracts with Lee Construction of Garden City to start the Runway 2/20 rehab project. In his Manager’s Report, Scott reported about the wind damage to the airport hangers. There were 15 hangar doors

Local students earn honors at K-State Nearly 3,920 Kansas State University students have earned semester honors for their academic performance in the spring 2018 semester. Local students earning semester honors were from Hugoton Abigail Crawford and Kristan Crawford; from Richfield Jessica Johns and from Rolla Consuelo Mar-

tinez and Mica Ratzlaff. Students earning a grade point average for the semester of 3.75 or above on at least 12 credit hours receive semester honors along with commendations from their deans. The honors also are recorded on their permanent academic records.

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Aren’t we having some beautiful weather? The occasional bit of rain is great too! But in this corner of the state, we are always looking for more. I hope everyone’s summer has been going well. The yards and flowers are looking great! Wednesday, July 11 at 11:30 a.m. the Senior Center is having a Patriotic Concert. There is no charge. There will be patriotic music and a special salute to Veterans and their families. Please come join us for this concert. Menu June 21 ..............................BLT June 22 ............Fried Chicken June 25................Beef Burrito June 26 ...........Polish Sausage June 27 ......................Goulash June 28 ............Hamburger or ...................Liver & Onions Activities Thursday, June 21 Exercise..................10:30 a.m. Bridge.....................12:30 p.m.

Friday, June 22 Exercise..................10:30 p.m. Bingo......................12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23 Cards ........................6:00 p.m. Monday, June 25 Exercise..................10:30 a.m. Line Dance ..............6:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 Exercise..................10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 27 Exercise..................10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 28 Exercise..................10:30 a.m. Bridge.....................12:30 p.m.

Market Report At the Close Tuesday Brought to you by:

Wheat . . . . . . . . . . . .4.71 Milo . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.09 Corn . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.56 Soybeans . . . . . . . . .7.69

blown down and more doors were damaged in the storm. The County and the County’s insurance company have been notified of the loss. He also reported a few airplanes will have to be relocated to alternate hangers pending repairs. Scott also reported about his inquiries to determine market values if the board desired to sell its refueling truck for Jet A fuel, and the Jet A portion of the fuel tank farm. The discussion centered around whether sufficient Jet A fuel could be sold to make it more cost effective. After discussion, the Board directed Scott to get bids on selling the refueler truck. Scott inquired what the requirements would be if the Airport has an employee, such as the bookkeeper or cleaning person, who may trigger the requirement to issue them an IRS form 1099 each tax year. Scott will do some research on the issue and report back to the Board. Erick reported on the status of drafting a replacement real estate lease for an ag-spray operation to acknowledge the construction of a new hanger and increasing rentals accordingly. Based on earlier board direction, Erick was to coordinate with Paul Kitzke to draft a new lease agreement which would supersede the March 3, 2010 Real Estate Lease Agreement. Paul requested Erick to make an initial draft and then submit to him for review.

Leininger to perform with Wheaton College Wheaton College student Kaitlyn Leininger of Hugoton, recently performed in the 2018 Commencement Celebration Concert. Leininger sang alto II with the Women's Chorale. The Wheaton College Conservatory of Music provides students with comprehensive instruction that cultivates creativity, proficiency, and achievement in a Christ-centered environment. For more information, please visit

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Official Newspaper of Stevens County, Kansas

June 21, 2018  

Official Newspaper of Stevens County, Kansas