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Stevens County Detective Duane Topliss and K9 Officer Chris Beltz escort suspect Christopher Elliott to the Stevens County Law Enforcement Center last week. The arrest was made in connection with the recent break-in at the Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum.

rently they are able to gin approximately 40 finished bales per hour and with the addition of the new gin, they will be able to gin over 100 finished bales per hour. The new gin is expected to be up and running by the end of January.

Park Day events outlined at Chamber luncheon

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Commissioners give “okay” for county fireworks

Northwest Cotton Growers broke ground on the gin expansion June 26, 2018. With the increase in cotton acres, Northwest Cotton Growers is expanding there ginning capacity ensure their customers the best ginning experience. Cur-

Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce members met for their monthly luncheon at Pigs R Us for a delicious meal of meatballs, cheesy potatoes, green beans and homemade pie. Chamber Director Alisha Owens began the meeting by discussing the upcoming Park Day scheduled for the Fourth of July. She stated there will be several inflatables for the kids. They are also planning the annual Little Miss/Mr. Hugoton pageant for ages birth up to three years old. Turtle races, Frog Jumps, Sack Races, Egg Toss, Ring Toss and Miniature Golf will be offered. Back Seat Driving,

July 11 - 11:30 a.m. Sr. Center July 12 - 7:00 p.m. Hugoton City Park

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Sheriff’s Department apprehends Museum break-in suspect Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum Curator Stanley McGill was surprised last Thursday when he opened up the Museum. He found someone had broken open the back door to the building currently being fixed up by Museum staff to serve as a replica of the Dew Drop In Tavern. The Sheriff’s Department quickly responded to Stanley’s 911 call. Apparently, the intruder cut himself when he was See BREAK-IN, page 7

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Where in the World is The Hermes? The Guerreros - Jerry, Sabrina, Cody and Deana - took the newspaper featuring daughter Deana’s 2018 HHS graduating class on a Royal Carribbean cruise to Cozumel, Haiti and Jamaica for a trip commemorating her graduation. The family enjoyed ziplining, riding four wheelers, and other adventures together.

2018 HHS grad Deana Guerrero

The Stevens County Board of County Commissioners met Thursday, June 28 with all members, Joe D. Thompson, Pat Hall and Tron Stegman, present for the 2019 County Budget Workshop. Also present were County Clerk Amy Jo Tharp, Stevens County Auditors Theresa Dasenbrock and Lisa Axman with Lewis, Hooper & Dick and RoGlenda Coulter from The Hugoton Hermes. The Commissioners, in the first order of business, talked with Rodney Kelling and all came to a mutual agreement to lift both the fire ban and the ban on fireworks. Motion was made and passed to lift the ban in Stevens County. The City of Moscow lifted the ban in their city but the City of Hugoton has not voted to allow fireworks. Commissioners then moved on to the audit. Theresa and Lisa went over all the various graphs, charts and information, projected onto a screen showing all receipts, values and expenditures. These showed all the different county entities’ exact spendings and account amounts in banks and savings. The county General Fund is down, while the airport has a large amount left over in their account. Commissioners heard the building fund is down and needs to be rebuilt. Employee benefit fund is down but not bad. The oil and gas foundation still has some funds in it, and Road and Bridge still has a small fund for highway and machinery. Noxious

Weed also has a small fund. Commissioners asked Theresa if there is any talk about abolishing the tax lid. She reported there was a chance, as the issue came up as a proposal, but no changes were made. The life cycle of a tax lid usually exceeds nine years. Taxes can’t be dropped due to the tax lid’s ideal that once the budget is lowered it can no longer be raised. Commissioners can’t know of major incidents that might occur in the future, such as tornadoes, bale fires, building deterioration, and other costly events. Theresa said the county departments did a really good job of understanding, lowering and sticking to the cut budgets. The County Attorney’s office was the only area in the general fund over budget, but commissioners agreed the overage may have to be expected with special prosecutions and trials. Lisa went over some issues and recommendations needing attention. A few included four resolutions not seen in the minutes. She also said since the airport is an advisory entity, they need to turn in minutes, monitor their accounts more thoroughly, and turn in new employees. The Board of Abstractors was also brought up. No one knew anything about this board. Commissioners requested Kelsee Burnett from District Court come in and talk about it. She said she has been working for District Court for 13 years

Where in the World is The Hermes? The paper got to travel to Alaska with a few past and present residents of Hugoton and Stevens County. They include, from left to right, Roberta and Danny Skinner, Don and Melanie Hickey, Jill Skinner, Betty Skinner Peck, Debbie Skinner Spence and Lisa and Steve Nelson. The group

INDEX Obituaries ...........................................2 Looking Back .................................3B Thank a Farmer..............................4-5 Classifieds ..............................4B -5B Farm ......................................................8 Moscow............................................6B Rolla ...................................................2B

and never knew of this board or the account. Many other issues and county policies were discussed. Other surrounding counties’ numbers were discussed. Theresa commented, “...everyone is feeling the pain.” It was discussed about the sale of Ulysses’ hospital a couple years ago. The Stevens County Hospital’s heat / air bill will be paid by 2021 and Pioneer Manor will be paid for in 2026. The auditors went over the Landfill and Noxious Weed Department budget with Phillip Willis. A representative from Southwest Guidance presented their request and went over how many Stevens County residents they serve. Rodney Kelling went over the Fire/Emergency budget with the auditors. With the increase in fires, they are already over halfway through this year’s payroll, not to mention the wear and tear and additional maintenance on the older equipment. Tony Martin was on hand to go over the Road and Bridge budget. He sees a lot of maintenance costs for older equipment ahead. Paula Rowden talked over the Community Health budget, and Sheriff Ted Heaton discussed the budget for the Law Enforcement Center. Ted said his should be down by a lot since he did not replace employees including a deputy - giving a savings of salary, insurance benefits and vehicle expenses. The courthouse has a significant savings in their See COUNTY, page 3

stopped in the capital city of Juneau, Ak. where they snapped this picture. Jill says, “Betty is our aunt - she was born and spent her early years on the farm east of Hugoton. My grandparents moved when she was in fourth grade.” Photo courtesy of Jill Skinner.


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Insurance Matters

By Kansas Commissioner of Insurance Ken Selzer If you are a Kansas homeowner or a Kansas renter, can you answer basic questions about your insurance? Whether you are a renter or a homeowner, you should consider an annual review of your homeowners or renters insurance policy, a review strongly recommended by our staff at the Kansas Insurance Department (KID). Reviewing your coverages lets you evaluate whether the coverage is still adequate (or too much) for your current situation. When you (and your local insurance agent) review your policy, be sure to find the answers to the following three questions. What does my homeowners or renters policy cover? A homeowners insurance policy covers the structure, belongings and legal obligations if someone is injured at your home. A renters policy does not insure the structure, but otherwise provides similar coverage. Check the type of replacement value provided in the policy. Actual cash value (ACV) is the amount it would take to repair damage to a home or to replace its contents, after allowing for deReplacement preciation. cost is the amount it would

An insurance checkup can answer questions take to rebuild is the best way to determine or replace a the appropriate level of covhome or its erage needed for contents. contents with An inventory is also a useful similar quality tool to have in case of a loss. materials or When compiling the invengoods. Undertory, make sure to include stand, howas much detail as possible Ken Selzer ever, that in about the items. order to receive the full reHomeowners do not need placement cost, most com- to insure the value of the panies require you to show land a home sits on, but covproof of replacement or erage should include any repair before issuing the outdoor structures on the total amount. This also property. requires you to submit the What are my deductibles proof within a certain time and discounts? specified by your policy. Deductibles and disLiability insurance pro- counts are generally the eastects you from legal obliga- iest places to save money. tions arising from accidents Most companies offer disinvolving visiting non-resi- counts for people who have dents. With a few exceptions, more than one type of insursuch as auto or boating acci- ance policy with them, and dents, all-purpose liability for people who have had few coverage follows wherever claims or are long-term cusyou go. An umbrella policy tomers. can extend the liability limits When it comes to the deof a homeowners or renters ductible - which is the policy if the policy limit is in- amount you have to pay if sufficient. there is a loss - usually the Homeowners and renters higher it is, the lower the prepolicies typically include mium. It's normal to conlimited medical expense sider raising a deductible to payments for injuries occur- save on your premium, but ring on your premises to vis- remember, your share of the iting non-residents. bill will be that much more How much coverage do I following a claim. need? After reviewing the policy, Making a home inventory you might also ask these

questions: Are there any losses - like flood or earthquake - I need to worry about that are not covered in my current policy? Neither flood nor earthquake is covered by a standard homeowners or renters policy. There are optional insurance policies or riders for both disasters. Has anything changed in my coverage in the last year? When talking with an agent, ask if there are any anticipated changes when the policy renews. More Information For more general information about homeowners or renters insurance and the basic coverages in a policy, go to and read or download our publication “Homeowners and Renters Insurance”. You can download our Personal Inventory publication there as well. For specific questions about coverages or about an insurance company or agent, use the KID online chat feature on the home page of our Web site, or call the KID Consumer Assistance Hotline (in Kansas) at 800-432-2484.

What’s Happenin’ AL-ANON Family Group meets at 1405 Cemetery Road Mondays and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. Call 620544-2610 or 620-544-2854 for more information. HUGOTON LIONS CLUB meets every Second and Fourth Thursday of the month at Memorial Hall at 7:00 p.m. HUGOTON MASONIC LODGE #406 AF&AM meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. MY HOPE Support Group for any adult grieving the death of a loved one meets the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. at High Plains Public Radio, 210 N. Seventh in Garden. Call 620-272-2519 for more information. BREAST FRIENDS CANCER SUPPORT GROUP for breast cancer patients meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:00

p.m. at the Legacy House, at 309 E. Walnut in Garden City. For more information call 620-272-2360. NEEDLES & FRIENDS QUILT GUILD meets the first Tuesday of each month at St. Andrew Episcopal Church, located at Sixth and Sherman Avenue in Liberal, at 7:00 p.m. Area quilters are invited to come for an informative and entertaining evening. Every Friday - Pioneer Manor Men’s Group 10:00 a.m. Everyone is invited to come for the Men’s Group and drink coffee with residents. NOW - Fair Books are here! Pick one up at the Fair Office or at the Extension Office! July 5 - Creativity Camp - Ages 818 at the Stevens County Library at 10:00 a.m. July 6 - Movie - All Ages at the


Stevens County Library at 2:00 p.m. July 9 - Hugoton City Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. in the Council Meeting Room, basement of City Office. - Stevens County Airport Board will meet at the Airport Office at 6:00 p.m. - USD 210 Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Office, 529 S. Main. July 9-13 - Bethel Friends Church, Eleventh and Jefferson in Hugoton, will host Time Lab Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening. Kindergarten through sixth grade students are welcome to attend! July 10 - 12 Noon - Stevens County Economic Development will meet at the Sr. Center Craft Room. -Stevens County Library Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. By John Schlageck, Senior Editor/Writer, Kansas Farm Bureau

The fruits of our labors Going into the first week of July, most Kansans are experiencing the dog-days of summer – blistering heat, strong southerly winds and a few scattered showers. In the fields across our state, the corn crop is holding its own and the beans and milo are in “pretty” good shape as well. Wheat harvest turned out better than most farmers expected but they know with the continued summer heat their Kansas row crops will need additional moisture during the next few months. Same for the pastures and ponds. Still, for those Kansans lucky enough to toil in their own gardens, it’s time to taste, enjoy and appreciate the fruits of their labor. Some are already picking tomatoes and cucumbers by the armfuls. Lettuce and radishes remain in the mix as well. Just a few short weeks ago, many folks walked out to their machine sheds or garage and plucked a spade out of one of the dark corners or cranked up the turf tiller and headed for the garden. Springtime on the farm or in town always means preparing the soil, planting seeds and growing food. Growing up in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, fresh produce wasn’t as abundant in the grocery store as it is today. Knox Market, located on old Highway 24 on the west edge of Hoxie, did boast cantaloupes and watermelons trucked in from western Colorado and New Mexico. This amounted to some fine, delicious summer eating. Juicy and cold, a big slice of watermelon – you couldn’t beat it for a summer treat. During this period, most families grew their own. Many couldn’t afford to go to the store and buy their fresh fruits and vegetables. Today, while most people can afford to buy their produce from the local grocery, some still

prefer to grow their own. Few things are better in life than fresh sweet corn picked, steamed and served slathered with butter a few minutes before lunch or dinner. The kernels taste as sweet as candy. Yep, tomatoes, cucumbers, cantaloupes and watermelons all taste better when they’re “fresh picked.” Also, there is nothing more satisfying than to walk out to your own garden, pick a couple of tomatoes and head for the kitchen. Once inside, wash and cut the red delight, sprinkle on a little salt and pepper. Umm, they’re so good. People are discovering once again, or in most cases for the first time, how good foods taste fresh right out of the soil. If you don’t believe me, just bite into a fresh carrot, radish or slice up a cool, refreshing cucumber and slip it into your mouth. The proof is in the tasting. Some of us were born with a sweet tooth. I’m one of them. Fresh fruit, ice cream and chocolates are my favorites. If you’ve ever picked fresh strawberries and sprinkled them on a heaping bowl of vanilla ice cream, you know you’ve just experienced a little bit of heaven right here on earth. Sometimes popping a few fresh ones right from the vine and into your mouth is even better. So, the next time you’re working in your garden this summer and the sweat begins to drip down your face and into your eyes, think about all those wonderful fresh strawberries, tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers you’ll soon eat on your own dinner table. When you harvest the fruits of your labor, you’ll know it is worth it. 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.

- Storytime - Ages 0-12 at the Stevens County Library at 10:00 a.m July 10-13 - Sovereign Redeemer will host Vacation Bible School for kids from Pre-K up to sixth grade from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. each evening. Text Melissa at 620-417-4181 to pre-register or stop by the church building at Tenth and Adams to pick up a form. July 11 - Library Board Meeting in the Kansas Room at 9:30 a.m. - Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce Board will meet. - The 35th Infantry Division Band, the official band of the Kansas National Guard will have a free public concert at the Senior Center, 624 S Main St. 11:30 a.m. - Sounds of Freedom (a small brass ensemble) July 12 - The 35th Infantry Division Band, the official band of the Kansas National Guard will have a free public concert at the City Park, 300 South Main, 7:00 p.m. - Hard to Handle (a Rock Band) - Creativity Camp - Ages 818 at the Stevens County Library at 10:00 a.m. July 13 - Stevens County Genealogical Society Meeting in the Computer Lab at 1:00 p.m. - Movie - All Ages at the Stevens County Library at 2:00 p.m. July 14 -Last day to READ at the Stevens County Library July 16 - Commissioners’ meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the Commissioners’ room in the basement of Courthouse. July 17 -Women’s Health Fair at Stevens County Health Department. Call the health department today and schdule your appointment. July 18 -SRP Prize Drawing 10:00 a.m. at the Steven County Library July 19 - Deadline to enter the Stevens County Fair Backyard Cook-off. Contact Melissa at 620-428-2788 for more information. The Cook-off will be Tuesday, July 24.

OBITUARY Carmaleta Moore Former Hugoton resident Carmaleta Moore, age 80, passed from this life Monday, June 25, 2018 at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin. She was born October 4, 1937 in rural Stevens County, the daughter of Kenneth L. Betsworth and the former Goldie Cobb. Carmaleta grew up in Hugoton and lived her early years in Stevens County. She graduated from Hugoton High School in 1955. October 5, 1955, she married Robert E. Moore in Hugoton; and subsequently resided in northeast Stanton County. After raising her family, Carmaleta put herself through nursing school at Garden City Community College, graduating in 1979 with an Associate Degree in Nursing. Carmaleta was a Registered Nurse for 35 years at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses. Mrs. Moore also worked at Stanton County Hospital in Johnson and Stevens County Medical Clinic in Hugoton. She retired in 2010 after working in the medical field for 38 years. Carmaleta loved reading, working and her pet dogs. Survivors include her children, Troy Moore and wife Carol of Santa Fe, N.M., Gayle Moore of Johnson and Beth Moore of Cypress, Tx.; and siblings, Evelyn McBride

of Hugoton, Ronald Betsworth of San Diego, Ca., Geraldine “Gerry” Bradford of Lufkin, Tx., Sharon Barker and husband William of Fargo, N.D., Doug Betsworth and wife Teri of Hot Springs Village, Ar. and Lindsay Betsworth and wife Colleen of Flower Mound, Tx. Carmaleta is preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert in 1997; and brothers-in-law Bobby McBride and Larry Bradford. Memorial service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 7 at Shelton Memorial Christian Church in Ulysses with the Reverend Rita Stockton officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Garden City Community College Endowment Association in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, Ks. 67880.

Police Report 620-544-4959 • After Hours, 620-544-2020 Monday, June 25, 2018 • Vehicle Unlock, 300 Block of East Fourth, Sergeant Johnson Wednesday, June 27, 2018 • Vehicle Unlock, 500 Block of East Fifth, Citizen Assist, Chief Leslie • Dog at Large, 500 Block of West Tenth, 500 Block of West Tenth, Returned to Owner, Officer Lamatsch Thursday, June 28, 2018 • Vehicle Unlock, 200 Block of East Sixth, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Dog at Large, 600 Block of South Polk, Returned to Owner, ACO Smith • Medical Assist, 600 Block of South Jackson, Public Service, Officer Fedelin Friday, June 29, 2018 • Standby, 900 Block of South Polk,

Public Service, Chief Leslie Saturday, June 30, 2018 • Vehicle Unlock, 900 Block of South Coulter, Citizen Assist, Chief Leslie • Non Injury Accident, 900 Block of South Monroe, Took Report, Chief Leslie • Vehicle Unlock, 900 Block of South Coulter, Citizen Assist, Chief Leslie • Dogs at Large, 200 Block of East Eighth, Impounded, Officer Crane • Suspicious Vehicle, 1000 Block of South Main, Driver Sleeping, Officer Crane Sunday, July 1, 2018 • Vehicle Unlock, 300 Block of South Madison, Citizen Assist, Chief Leslie

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From page 1 a Dunk Tank and a Moon Jump will also be at the park. They’ve even got a mechanical bull scheduled! If kids can not find a frog or turtle, the Hugoton High School Show Choir will have some for sale to enter into the contests. Alisha stated Rotary’s Duck Race will be at noon Wednesday. She said so far, 28 booths have put in their reservations for Park Day. The Chamber fireworks display will be at dark at the Hugoton High School football field. Stevens County Library Director Eunice Schroeder then informed the members about the summer reading programs going on at the Library. She stated 425 kids are registered in the Libraries Rock program. Stevens County EcoDevo Director Jan Leonard remarked a film crew from New York City were in town for a few days to investigate the rumor about Bonnie and Clyde living in Hugoton in 1931. They are hoping to sell the series to a television history channel. They checked out the tunnel under Main Street, interviewed several people and read old copies of The Hugoton Hermes. Jan stated he hopes something

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comes out of this. Someone from Wichita called Jan and informed him they are planning to put on a musical play about Bonnie and Clyde beginning September 27 for two weeks. They asked if Hugoton would like to have a busload of Hugoton people travel to Wichita to see this play. They said they would get some information to Jan concerning a bus. Alisha said the Chamber Board was short two members. If anyone knows of someone interested in being on the board, please let her know. The meeting adjourned.

Haylea and Kimmie have experienced 700 books in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge at the Stevens County Libary. Keep up the good work, Haylea and Kimmie!

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From page 1 proposed 2019 budget. Register of Deeds and Appraisers Office were up a little as is the Planning and Zoning entity. Economic Development is up as is the County Attorney. Chamber stayed the same and so did the GIS Office and District Court. The Museum is up and 4-H is down. Dave Piper and Kirk Heger came in to discuss the Hospital and Manor budget. They are asking for and needing more but are probably going to be kept the same. The Library budget was discussed. The Senior budget was looked over. A small increase was discussed. Vanessa Willis talked about tax receipts and delinquent taxes. Nancy Honig visited about the budget for the Extension. Hopefully it will stay the same and not go down, although the proposed increase in budget is

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probably not going to happen. Commissioners asked Theresa and Lisa to plug in some numbers and review them. It is their hope they will be able to look over salaries and see if any money can be found to give a small cost of living increase. They definitely are not going to raise taxes, but were unable to lower them. County employees are provided family health insurance and that benefit is worth a lot. Theresa went over a lot more details and fine tuned a bunch of numbers. Some attention is needed to the foundation money and board members. Commissioners want to keep the mil levy the same. All these details and numbers will be worked over by the auditors and brought in for the Budget Hearing Monday, August 6 at 8:30 a.m. at the Commissioners’ meeting. This is when all the budgets will be set and finalized.


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Use caution in excessive heat this summer The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) advises people to use caution during extreme heat. “The best defense against heat-related illness is prevention,” said KDHE Chief Medical Officer Dr. Greg Lakin. “Staying cool and making simple changes in fluid intake, activities and clothing during hot weather can help you remain safe and healthy.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes more than 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. People who face the highest risk of heat-related illness include infants and young children up to four years of

age, adults over age 65, people who have chronic medical conditions (such as heart disease or obesity), those taking certain medications and people who work or exercise in extreme heat. The CDC has some tips for preventing heat-related illness, including: Stay Cool: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loosefitting clothing. Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. Taking a cool shower or bath or moving to an air-conditioned place is a good way to cool off. Use your stove and oven less to maintain a cooler temperature in your home. Schedule Outdoor Activi-

ties Carefully: Try to limit your outdoor activity to when it’s coolest, like morning and evening hours. Rest often in shady areas so that your body has a chance to recover. Pace Yourself: Cut down on exercise during the heat. If exertion in the heat makes your heart pound and leaves you gasping for breath, STOP all activity. Get into a cool area or into the shade, and rest, especially if you become lightheaded, confused, weak or faint. Wear Sunscreen: Sunburn affects your body’s ability to cool down and can make you dehydrated. If you must go outdoors, protect yourself from the sun by wearing a

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wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher 30 minutes prior to going out. Continue to reapply it according to the package directions. Do Not Leave Children in Cars: Cars can quickly heat up to dangerous temperatures, even with a window cracked open. While anyone left in a parked car is at risk, children are especially at risk of getting heat stroke or dying. Drink Plenty of Fluids: Drink more fluids, regardless of how active you are. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Avoid sugary or alcoholic drinks - these cause you to lose more body fluid. Also avoid very cold drinks, be-

cause they can cause stomach cramps. Replace Salt and Minerals: Heavy sweating removes salt and minerals from the body that need to be replaced. A sports drink can replace the salt and minerals you lose in sweat. If you are on a low-salt diet, have diabetes, high blood pressure, or other chronic conditions, talk with your doctor before drinking a sports beverage or taking salt tablets. Keep Your Pets Hydrated: Provide plenty of fresh water for your pets and leave the water in a shady area. Know the Signs: Learn the signs and symptoms of heatrelated illnesses and how to

treat them. Use a Buddy System: When working in the heat, monitor the condition of your coworkers and have someone do the same for you. Heat-induced illness can cause a person to become confused or lose consciousness. If you are 65 years of age or older, have a friend or relative call to check on you twice a day during a heat wave. If you know someone in this age group, check on them at least twice a day. For more information about dealing with extreme summer heat, visit the CDC Web site at ters/extremeheat.

New Kansas law protects good Samaritans from liability On average, 37 children and over three dozen animals die in a hot car each year in the United States. Hot car-related injuries and deaths are 100 percent predictable and 100 percent preventable. The Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) of Kansas, and Safe Kids Kansas (sponsored in part by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment) joined together Monday, June 25, to discuss the new law that goes into effect Sunday, July 1. It passed during the 2018 Legislative session. The Hot Cars Law gives good Samaritans in Kansas the legal right (under certain conditions) to break a


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Free 35th Infantry Division Band concerts scheduled for next week The 35th Infantry Division Band, the official band of the Kansas National Guard, has announced its summer concert series. The free public summer concert series will be presented in a number of communities across the state. Audience attendance for past concerts has averaged from 400-500 people per concert.

The band will play at the Senior Center at 624 S. Main at 11:30 a.m. with the Sounds of Freedom. The Sounds of Freedom is a Small Brass Ensemble that does Chamber, Contemporary and Popular music. The band will also play Wednesday at the City Park at 300 S. Main starting at 7:00 p.m. The band will be doing Hard to Handle which is a

Rock Band playing the Top 40 Hits. All concerts will last ap-

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Please text Melissa at 620-417-4181 to pre-register, or stop by the Church at 10th & Adams to get a form!

“Do not forsake wisdom & she will protect you; love her, and she will protect you. The beginning of wisdom: Get wisdom. Though it costs all you have, get understanding.” Proverbs 4:6-7

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2018, requesting a judgment and order changing his/her name from Angelica Chantal Shuck to Angelica Chantal Sheets. The Petition will be heard in Stevens County District Court, 200 E. Sixth Street, Hugoton, Kansas, on the 29th day of August, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. If you have any objection to the requested name change, you are required to file a responsive pleading on or before August 28, 2018 in this court or appear at the hearing and object to the requested name change. If you fail to act, judgment and order will be entered upon the Petition as requested by Petitioner.

You are hereby notified that Angelica Chantal Shuck, filed a Petition in the above court on the 2nd day of July,

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“The greatest among you will be your servant. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” —Matthew 23:11-12 NIV

ichard Foster remarks, in the book Celebration of Discipline, “As the cross is the sign of submission, so the towel is the sign of service.” He goes on to explain that when Jesus had gathered his disciples at the Last Supper, they were quarreling over who was the greatest, and by implication, who was the least among them. Jesus responded by getting down on his knees and with towel and wash basin washing their feet, afterwards directing the disciples “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.” ( John 13:14 NIV) Think of the many ways that we can serve our fellow human beings. Just being courteous, friendly and helpful in your everyday dealings with people is perhaps the easiest way to be of service. Showing hospitality to your guests is another way that is available to many of us. You don’t need to live in a castle to open your home to others; an extra bed or even a couch may be sufficient for guests to sleep on. And when people come to visit, often they only want to spend time with you and they aren’t expecting to be treated like royalty. Another simple way to be of service to others is simply to listen to them. Consider how you might be of service to the people you live and work with, as well as those in your community.

Christopher Simon AGAPE CHURCH OF HUGOTON 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

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

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

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.

STORYTIME- SRP2018 Ages 0-12 (and caregivers) are invited to join Miss Stacey for Libraries Rock Storytimes Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., June 5 through July 17. We will read stories, sing songs, make music, and learn about movement! CREATIVITY CAMP SRP2018 Kids ages eight to 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 eight-18

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Jocelyn has experienced 1,600 books in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge at the Stevens County Library. Wow! Great work, Jocelyn!

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and will be Thursdays from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., June 7 through July 12. SING-ALONG MOVIE SRP2018 All ages (children under eight years old must be attended by a caregiver) are invited to weekly singalongs, 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 READING CHALLENGE There's still time to sign up for adult summer reading, 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 620-544-2301 or email laurie@steven 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. 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 will perform a Patriotic Concert at the

Hugoton Senior Center during the lunch meal Wednesday, July 11, starting at 11:30 a.m. Then, 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 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 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 at http://www.stevenscounty librar fiction-favorites-fan-club/ 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.stevens c o u n t y l i b ra r y. c o m / f i n d books/make-it-a-movienight-blu-ray-dvd-reserva tions/.


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Museum Update

Detective Duane Topliss, left, collects evidence from the museum building while Undersheriff T.J. Steers assists.

K9 Deputy Chris Beltz collects more evidence as he scoops up a garter found in front of the museum and had been originally in the Dew Drop In Tavern that was broken into.


Hugotonites enjoy playing Bridge

From page 1 breaking the door. Under sheriff T.J. Steers and Detective Duane Topliss along with K9 Officer Chris

Beltz collected evidence. Within two hours, the men brought in a suspect for the break-in.

The HHS boys’ summer team places third at this past weekend's MAYB tournament in Great Bend, finishing with a record of 3-2. This wrapped up a busy week for the boys, as they finished second at the K-State Team Camp (62) the weekend before and then went 5-1 at the

Congratulations to the Stevens County Sheriff’s Department for a job well done.

Seward County Team Camp earlier in the week. Pictured are team members back row left to right Wyatt Angell, Riggs Martin, Jagger Hertel, Jayce Korf, Damian Lewis, Sawyer Harper, Cade Mecklenburg and Haden Daharsh. In front are Michael Mirabal and Carlos Montiel.

Thursday, June 21, Hugoton’s Bridge Club met for their regular game at the Senior Center. Winning high score was Betty Willis. Second place went to Dorothy Hagman, while Barbara Maerz earned third place. Midge Greenwood served as hostess. This past Thursday, June 28, Dorothy Hagman hosted the group and provided delicious refreshments! Midge Greenwood got the high score, and in an unusual turn of events - four players tied for second! They were Betty Willis, Donita Graham, Jan Black and Dorothy Hagman. If you enjoy playing cards, eating a few goodies and visiting with friends, contact Dorothy Hagman at 620544-2945 to see about playing Bridge!

Curator Stanley McGill shows the door broken out when the intruder entered the antique tavern.

Sovereign Redeemer VBS begins July 10 Are you looking for a unique Vacation Bible School where your child can grow in God’s wisdom and have fun doing it? You’re in luck! Send your Pre-K through sixth grader to Sovereign Redeemer Church Tuesday, July 10 through Friday, July 13! The group will meet each night from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The church has a small army of adults praying for and working to create a Bible school to help your child grow in wisdom. Members of Sovereign Redeemer agree, “We would love to have your child attend!”

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Notes from Nancy Season! Serve Them Safe! It is that time of year when watermelons, cantaloupes and honeydew are a common site at picnics and family gatherings. Whether you grow melons or buy from somewhere else, handling and prepping them safely at home is important. Here are some tips to safely prepare your melons. • Select melons with no imperfections. Damage to rinds can cause mold growth or other bacteria to travel to the inside. • Before cutting melons, wash your hands. Be sure equipment and utensils are clean and sanitized, including your sink. • Place melons under running water and scrub the outside rinds with a produce brush. • Cut melons and rinse the pieces as you go. Serve imme-

diately. Store any cut melon leftovers in the refrigerator. Un f or tu nately, because melons grow on the ground where they are exposed to pests and microorganisms from the soil, there is an increased risk for harboring salmonella which can lead to serious food borne illness, particularly cantaloupes. What can you do to prevent becoming ill from contaminated melons? Whether they are store bought or home grown, use these guidelines to select, prepare, and safely enjoy melons in your home. At the store, select melons that have no imperfections, such as sunken or dark spots. If you notice anything on the melon that you suspect may be mold, do not purchase it. You may not think it is important to wash the outside of

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in The Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, June 28, 2018) 3t STATE OF KANSAS, STEVENS COUNTY, ss: IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF NELLIE N. HYDE Case No. 18PR22 NOTICE OF HEARING You are hereby notified that Charla Kay Ford, petitioner and executor of the Last Will and Testament of Nellie N. Hyde, deceased, has filed a petition in the above Court, together with an authenticated copy of the foreign probated will of the decedent, Nellie N. Hyde, and the proceedings admitting her will to probate in the Probate Court of Henry County, Georgia. The Petition alleges, among other things, that the decedent was the owner at the time of her death of certain real estate situate in Stevens County, Kansas and Morton County, Kansas, upon which decedent's will operates, as more fully described in the petition filed in this proceeding.

The petitioner prays the Court for an order admitting the proceedings had in the Probate Court of Henry County, Georgia, to probate and record in the District Court of Stevens County, Kansas, and adjudging administration of the estate within the State of Kansas is unnecessary and should not be required; the decedent's real estate, including the mineral interests, described in the Petition, owned by the decedent, Nellie N. Hyde, be assigned to the persons entitled thereto, pursuant to the terms of decedent's will, and for further relief. You are hereby required to file your defenses to the petition on or before the 23rd day of July, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. of said day, in said Court, in the district courtroom at the county courthouse, in Hugoton, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the petition. Charla Kay Ford Petitioner TATE & KITZKE L.L.C. 1024 S. Trindle, P. O. Box 909 Hugoton, KS 67951 Telephone: 620-544-2103 Attorneys for Petitioner

a melon, since you do not eat the tough outer rind. When you slice melons, bacteria on the outside are easily transferred to the inner edible area that you do eat. Wash the outer surface of the melon thoroughly with cool tap water to remove surface dirt, then scrub the melon with a clean produce brush. Dry the melon with a clean cloth or paper towel and refrigerate until ready to cut. Produce washes are not harmful, but are not necessary. Using soap or detergent to clean your produce is not recommended. It is especially important when you are taking a fresh uncut melon with you to an outdoor event to make sure it is properly cleaned and stored prior to cutting. Wash equipment and utensils that will come in contact with cut melons, such as cutting boards, knives, etc., thoroughly with hot, soapy water. Rinse, sanitize with solution of one tablespoon bleach to one gallon water, and air-dry. Also, don’t forget to sanitize your kitchen sink frequently to prevent a buildup of microbes. To sanitize a sink, pour the solution into the sink and let sit at least one minute, then rinse well with hot running water. You can sanitize a cutting board by submerging it in the sink when it is filled with the bleach solution. Let the cutting board soak for one minute and then rinse with hot running water. Countertops can be sanitized by spraying a solution of one teaspoon bleach to one quart of warm water on the counter and letting stand one minute before rinsing. Or, you can use a sanitizing spray or wipes after the countertop is washed


with soap and water for an additional safety measure. Store cut melons in a clean container in the refrigerator at a temperature of 41°F or below. Cut melons that are not eaten within a week should be discarded. Uneaten cut melons must be thrown away after four hours at room temperature if they have not been refrigerated. So, if you have had melon pieces sitting out at a picnic, you would need to discard them after only a couple of hours, because of the higher temperatures. However, uncut melons do not need to be refrigerated. So go out and enjoy your fresh melons, just do it safely! 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.

Participants will learn through creative Bible stories, art, music, recreation and of course a delicious snack will be served! Please text Melissa at 620-417-4181 to pre-register your child, or stop by the church building at Tenth and Adams and get a registration form. “Do not forsake wisdom and she will protect you; love her, and she will protect you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it costs all you have, get understanding.” Proverbs 4:6-7

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IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Peggy Leech, deceased,

by Stevens County FACS Agent Nancy Honig

The door of the tavern sustained serious damage. This tavern was also known as Ruth’s Tavern in years past.

THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are notified that a petition has been filed in this Court by William Michael Leech and David Robert Leech, duly appointed, qualified and acting Executors of the Estate of Peggy Leech, deceased, requesting that Petitioners’ acts be approved; the Petitioners’ account be settled and allowed; the heirs be determined; the Will construed and the Estate be assigned to the persons entitled thereto; the Court find the allowances requested for attorneys’ fees and expenses are reasonable, should be allowed and


ordered paid; the court costs be determined and ordered paid; the administration of the Estate be closed; upon the filing of receipts the Petitioners be finally discharged as Executors of the Estate of Peggy Leech, deceased, and Petitioners be released from further liability. You are required to file your written defenses to the petition on or before July 31, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in the District Court in Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail to file your written defenses, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the petition. William Michael Leech and David Robert Leech, Executors BROLLIER, WOLF & KUHARIC Box 39, Hugoton, KS 67951 (620) 544-8555 Attorneys for Executors




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By Randy Kilbourne

“The Autograph Hound’s Handbook" Part 2 Perhaps ten years before his Pinehurst victory, I “met” Payne Stewart while attending one of the Colonial golf tournaments in Fort Worth, Tx. I was in a crowd of several hundred people, watching a foursome of golfers play the ninth hole, when one of the players hit a marginal shot, and it wound up in the small lake short of the hole. An unknown person immediately behind me called out to the errant golfer in a voice slightly louder than normal, “Dave, so goes life.” I turned my head slightly to identify the speaker, and found myself face-to-face with Payne Stewart. He was totally oblivious to my presence, his utterance clearly intended to buck up a fellow competitor involved in a golfing disaster. I was so stunned by the sudden shock of being only a foot or two from one of golf’s foremost celebrities, that I have no recollection of anything occurring afterwards. Perhaps a decade afterwards, Payne Stewart was lost to the world, killed while at the peak of his celebrity – the victim of a crash in a private jet. His death left a painful void for the entire golfing world, much like the removal of the brightest color from an artist’s paintbox.

And yet, my wife, Patti, has retained just a tiny bit of Stewart’s color for the two of us – namely Payne Stewart’s autograph – obtained years before during another Colonial tournament. The treasured signature is now locked up securely in a safety deposit box, but Patti has several photocopies which she proudly displays in various places of our two modest homes. Now all of you would-be autograph hounds, sit up and take notice of how the collecting can be done – more specifically, that of getting the all important signature of a popular celebrity in a crowded setting. At the Colonial tournament where Stewart’s signature was obtained, Patti and I had been watching perhaps as many as 35 to 40 pro golfers warm up on the practice tee before their competitive rounds began. At the time, we were making mental notes as to how we could incorporate some of their professional techniques into our own - mere mortal - golfing repertoires. I noticed one of the new placards denoting individual practice spots on the tee included Stewart’s indicated location. Patti quietly whispered to me, “Oh Randy, do you think I could get his autograph?” In response, I waved my arm past a sea of fans gathered around the natural

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amphitheater of the practice tee, and said, “Patti, get real. You’ve got to realize there are perhaps a thousand fans here that are going to try to get his signature when he leaves the practice ground. There’s just no way that . . . .” Before I could complete my statement, Patti “got the bit in her teeth,” and began pushing and jostling her way to a position immediately behind the retaining ropes where the players exited the practice tee after warming up. The place she chose was near as possible to where the caddie was placing Stewart’s golf bag, in front of his placard. This clearly indicated the place where Stewart would begin his warmup. Thinking Patti was on to something, I quickly moved after her before the rest of Stewart’s fans began to mass around the location. Patti and I watched Stewart go through his warmup routine, starting with silky smooth shots from his sand wedge, working eventually up to magnificent full shots which boomed outward and upward from his driver. During this time, I provided a whispered account detailing with how and why he performed various maneuvers, and the necessary adjustments he made with the various clubs. (Lots of tech-y proficiency-type stuff, you

gram. Visit www.stevenscountylibrary. com for a full listing of July library activities.

timed challenges culminating in DIY marble mazes. Everyone built fantastic creations!

know.) It was truly a masterful analysis, delivered with all of the oral skills accumulated during my decades of being a lawyer and college professor. Within seconds, as a result of my informative lecture, everyone began moving as far away from us as possible. Even Patti (unbelievably) tuned my whispering out, choosing instead to focus her gaze unwaveringly at Stewart’s form as he lofted one majestic shot after another into the air. Each shot would finally drop to earth, softly as a marshmallow, hundreds of yards away at the end of it’s flight. When Stewart finished hitting several full shots with his driver, he then began to work back downwards through his shorter clubs, evidently working on shots he felt needed some extra attention. Near the end of his warmup, his pace of hitting became more deliberate, finally working his way back to several softer touch shots with his sand wedge. Then Stewart stopped practicing and approached his caddie. He maintained his hold on the wedge while the caddie wiped the blade of the club clean with a towel. Then clearly trying to gather himself for the public relations task ahead prior to leaving the practice ground, Stewart slowly began to reinsert the club into his bag, and turned to face the crowd which was now pressing forward against the ropes. Patti’s eyes fixated on Stewart’s from the moment he began turning around. At the very moment Stewart’s club contacted the bottom of his bag, Patti leaned slightly forward, while continuing to maintain a steady eye contact, and extended her hand (with a program and pen atop it) outward to Stewart. Her actions caused him walk up to her before all others. Then he took her pen and signed the program, returned her items, and in an instant was gone. Not a word was said during the exchange. And it took several moments with me before I regained my bearings to discuss what had just happened. I finally found my voice, and asked, “Patti, if you could manage that so well, why on earth did you ask me if it would be possible to get Payne Stewart’s autograph?” After almost three decades of marriage to her, I still don’t know why – or for that matter, how she acquired such a thorough understanding of human nature. As for Stewart, his memory of the event was doubtless that of a trivial matter which lasted only seconds. But for Patti and I, his autograph is priceless, and the process of obtaining it will remain a memory that will last for a lifetime. (Next time, some additional hints to obtain autographs.)

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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

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.

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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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Tukker Eckert talks about his guinea pig during the June meeting.

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Heartland 4-H Club met for their June meeting June 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stevens County 4-H building. The meeting was called to order by Vice President Kyra Shelton. The Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Motto were led by Tukker Eckert, Soe Lin Heger and Katya Walters. Carter McClure gave the devotion. Roll Call was answered by “What is your favorite Snoball flavor?”. Secretary Toby McClure read the minutes from the May meeting. The minutes were approved as read. Reports by the committees were given. Treasurer Rolanda Gerber gave the Treasurers report. The bill for the club t-shirts was paid. There was no 4-H Council report. Reporter Victoria announced the report was turned into the Hermes. Michelle Heger gave the leader’s report, club members were reminded to turn in their Sonic Card money and anyone who ordered a t-shirt needed to turn in their half of the cost of the t-shirt. Thank you to the t-shirt committee for working together to come up with the design and getting them ordered. Members were reminded to get your record books started as they will need to be turned in at the Fair in order to show under 4-H. Kansas came in third in the “Raise Your Hand for 4-H” Contest. The state won $5000.00 to go toward the state 4-H clubs. Michelle thanked all the members who helped with the blood drive, Forty units of blood were collected. The fair entry forms were sent out in the newsletter. The Livestock Quality Insurance must be taken in order to sell any animals at the Fair. The list of Junior Superintendents were listed in the

newsletter. If you are unable to help in the area you are assigned, make sure you get someone to cover for you. Also make sure you show up on time and help where you are needed. Old business, the pool and picnic committee met and it was decided to have an ice cream bar; members are to bring their favorite ice cream topping. There will be fun and games until the pool opens for the swim. The club will meet July 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the City Park. In new business, phase two of the 4-H building renovation was discussed. New curtains will be made, the walls washed and the base will be painted to match the East side of the building. Dates will be suggested and an email will be sent out to let everyone know when to meet to work on the building. The goal is to have it done by the Fair. Michelle is also going to work to get large group pictures of all the clubs to display in the building during the fair to help promote 4-H. Heartland will get their picture at the picnic. Club members are to wear the new shirts. It was moved and passed to have a booth at the Fair. The motion for a float in the parade did not pass. The families scheduled to help with flags July 4 are the Bryans, Grubbs and Bogans. Junior Vice President Carter McClure announced Toby and Lelane both had birthdays in June. The project talks were given. Jay McClure discussed all the different projects he is

Emma McClure demonstrates how to prepare a first aid kit for your livestock show box. involved in. Max McClure described the different woodworking tools he uses in his project. Tukker Eckert talked about his guinea pig and Emma McClure demonstrated how to prepare a first aid kit for your livestock show box. Carter moved to adjourn the meeting. There was no recreation. Respectively submitted by Victoria Bryan, Heartland 4-H Club Max McClure describes the different Reporter. woodworking tools he uses in his project.

Rural Remedies

by Stevens County Extension Agent Ron Honig - Agriculture and Natural Resources K-State Ranching Summit to be August 15 K-State will be hosting a Ranching Summit August 15, 2018 at the KSU Alumni Center in Manhattan. The theme for the summit is “Beef 2030 Pursuing technology, transparency and profitability.” A few of the key topics and speakers include the following: “Pursuing, adopting and leveraging technology” presented by Mark Gardiner, Gardiner Angus of Ashland. “Managerial accounting: key numbers for ranch managers” presented by Tyson Johnson, Sooner Cattle Co., Pawhuska, Ok. Don Close, Rabo AgriFinance, St. Louis, Mo. will speak on “What can we learn from consumer trends”. Tom Field, University of Nebraska, will present “Disruptive technologies and the Beef Industry.” And,“A vision of the Beef Industry in 2030” will be presented by John Butler, Innovative Livestock Services, Manhattan. Producers interested in at-

tending can view more details register online at and http:/ There is a cost for the event per individ-

ual or savings for two individuals from the same operation. Students can register for a small fee. Preregistration deadline is August 8, 2018. If you prefer a paper copy of the program and registration form, please contact the Extension office.


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but The Hermes deadline is always the same!

Monday at 5 pm

Streets to be sealed

Please have all cars off street between each day

We love you so much! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Love, Reece & family (& The Hermes crew)

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By Phoebe Brummett

Summer readers listen as Mrs. Hittle explains how they can continue to earn prizes in July.

Rolla Library rocks this summer Libraries Rock was the summer reading theme for 2018 and Rolla’s library really did rock! The first week, Mary Long demonstrated A nice sized crowd joined together to eat the Supper last Saturday, June 30. several types of percussion delicious potluck dinner served at the Dermot instruments, including bongos and hand drums. She assisted students in making their very own rhythm sticks and can drum. Saturday, June 30, the the display. Everyone left the The second week Zeta small community north of event, tired but happy from Greene arrived to talk about Rolla called Dermot was full the evening’s events. rocks. She was on hand to asof life. Residents of the small sist with the breaking of geocommunity were joined by des, lending a hand with people from Rolla, Richfield, safety glasses and exclaiming Hugoton and Big Bow to celher excitement as each rock ebrate Independence Day was busted. early. A potluck supper The third week, Jennifer called the people together to Hanson arrived with her visit while some reminisced Smoky Hills Public Televiabout days gone by, with the sion message from Daniel old Dermot School photos, Tiger. Each student made an courtesy of Connie Swinney, egg shaker and took home a located on the bulletin Daniel Tiger book. board. Gales of laughter were The final week, Crystal heard as one granddaughter Old Glory waves faithfully in Bashford arrived with her stoutly denied that man was the night sky. fruit basket in tow, teaching her grandfather. the students how many cups After a welcome from of fruit each day they should Jerold Hubbard, Paul Shelstrive to eat (two cups per lenberger, pastor of the day). Rolla Recreation ComBethel Nazarene Church, lomission donated snoballs cated off the Big Bow road, one day for the students to blessed the food. The usual enjoy. scramble for the best selecStudents who attended tion began and families and the Summer Reading profriends wandered off to find gram at the library were ingood seats. The food held vited to a swimming party, out just enough so everyone courtesy of Rolla Recreation who attended was fed, much as well, Friday, June 29. Stulike Jesus fed the masses. dents swam for about and The fireworks crew, led by hour and a half before exitthe Duane Greene family ing the pool to receive their and assisted by the Jeremy summer reading prizes. Luck family, gathered the Fifth grade helpers were Jose younger children outside for Monte Fosdick is selected for Alvarado, Kylie Brummett sparklers and parachutes. the Brotherhood in the Order and Tyne Ellis. Kylie was Pursuing the parachutes of the Arow. Photo courtesy of occupied children of all ages. Trina Fosdick. As dark rolled in, Kyri Brummett Martinez sang the National Anthem, while a spotlight was held on the Monte Fosdick is working This is the National Honor flag. The Greene-Luck crew at Spanish Peaks Scout Society for Scouts! He was created an amazing display Ranch this summer as part chosen by campers and felof pyrotechnics. The squeals of the staff. The camp, near low staffers combined. and peals of laughter from Walsenburg, Co., has been Monte will be a sophomore the younger crowd proved it home to many Boy Scout at Rolla High School. was a great show. The grain camp out trips. Monte had Congratulations to Monte truck driver who drove by the distinct honor of being and his parents, Robert and during the event blasted his selected for the Brotherhood Trina Fosdick! Everyone is so air horn in appreciation of in the Order of the Arrow. proud of you!

Dermot celebrates Independence Day

Monte Fosdick is honored at Scout Ranch

Pictued from left to right are Kylie Brummett, Elijah Alberty, Felipe Ruelas, Aubrey Martinez, Jose Alvardo (back), Brittanya Alberty, Natalie Villegas (back), Samantha Dunn, Charlotte Wood, Brightyn Macarney and Trynadee Miller. present for all five events; Tyne and Jose were present for four events each. Cindy Hittle then presented each summer reading child their bag of goodies and allowed each child to select a book from a collection earned through the Books R Fun book sale at the school. The Rolla Lions Club assisted the Rolla Library in donated money for every

student to have a t-shirt. Everyone seemed pleased with their prizes. Even though the actual reading program at the library is ended, all students are encouraged to continue to read for the chance to earn more prizes through July. Stop by the Rolla Library Mondays or Wednesdays (or both) to learn more!

The trials and triumphs in Rolla Rolla History from David Stout Rolla certainly isn’t well known for its “Trial of the Century,” but back in 1961 or so, court was held in the Rolla City Hall with Manford Dye as justice of the peace presiding, and just about all of the Rolla High School boys attending this rare occasion, this trial of the year. As it’s said in legal parlance, there are undisputed facts of cases (and yes, I do mean “cases” plural. There were two cases tried simultaneously in one trial): coincidentally during lunch hour one day, Jim Trahern and Gary Don Dannels drove their respective cars separately from Rolla High School to the downtown area to get a couple of cokes at the local Sullivan drug store. Whether by chance or design, the city marshal Jim Banker happened to be standing beside the post office, and stopped both of the boys for speeding, issuing them both speeding tickets. They both protested, claiming they weren’t speeding, but in spite of their protestations, Jim Banker did not rip up the speeding tickets. Later, when the two boys got to their respective homes and explained to their fathers they had been arrested for speeding although they weren’t, both fathers were amazingly supportive, and agreed to challenge the arrests in court. Which brings us to the trial of the year in Rolla City Hall… The first order of business was to establish that crimes had been committed. To substantiate this, Jim Banker was called to the stand. He was asked what evidence he had to prove that crimes had taken place. Basically, the only evidence he provided was that he observed the “crimes” as they happened – he saw the two boys “speeding” through the business section of Rolla, a section of town where the speed limit was 20 MPH. When asked if he had any physical evidence of the crimes, evidence such as photos, or radar gun record, Mr. Banker had to admit he had nothing more than his own eyes and his guesstimates about how fast the guys were driving. Next up were the accused. When Jim Trahern was on the

stand he made some sort of humorous and somewhat sarcastic comment in response to one of the attorneys questioning him, and everybody in the courtroom laughed, including the presiding Justice of the Peace Manford Dye, but the city attorney apparently scowled at Manford for laughing, and Manford wiped the grin off his face, banged his gavel on the desk, and said if there were any more outbursts from the courtroom he would have the room cleared. In any case, Jim Trahern stated under oath he was well aware of the speed limit, and thus did not exceed 20 MPH. When Gary Don Dannels got on the stand, however, he made the mistake of testifying less precisely that he was driving “no more than 20 or 25 MPH.” After all the testimony was presented, the city attorney consulted privately with Jim Banker, then reported to the court the city’s recommendation: since there was no physical evidence to back up what Jim Banker believed he had witnessed, the charges would be dropped against Jim Trahern. In other words, Trahern triumphed! However, in the case of Gary Dannels, it was clear by his sworn testimony under oath he may have exceeded the speed limit; no evidence that he actually committed the crime, mind you, nothing more than the uncertainty of “may have”. Therefore, it was the recommendation of the prosecution that the speeding violation against him stand. Justice of the Peace Manford Dye concurred, and Gary Dannels was found guilty. And that was a lesson to all of us high school boys in the courtroom: if you claim to be innocent, do not testify to the possibility you might have gone just one toke over the line. In a court of law, questions are put in such a way so the answers are either “Yes” or “No.” “Not really” has no recognizable meaning in a court of law – except that an occurrence may have been maybe “kinda” possible – which usually means there is a reasonable doubt of guilt, not innocence.

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Specialty Clinics Scheduled for July 2018

After 1949, the annex was added to the Parsons Grain Elevator. If you look closely, the old original Security Grain

Elevator can be seen in the background. Thank you, Frank Parsons, for bringing in these historical pictures to share.

The crew of Parsons Elevator included from left to right, are Roy Parsons, Ted Fellers and Phil Parsons. Roy was the husband of Myrtle Parsons who started the Parsons’ Trust Fund that has given so much to the Hugoton Community. Roy passed in 1964.

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Phil Parsons poses for a picture in his Bomber Trainer uniform. He trained in Liberal to fly B24s and went on to fly thirty missions, most of them over Germany. He shared many of his war stories with his son Frank.

The original headhouse portion of Parsons Grain Elevator was built in 1946. The scale house was torn down in 1973 to make room for a new office. Frank Parsons remembers EM Gregg putting chains through the windows and door and ripping the historic marker down.

BW Parsons stands beside his car on the scales of the Parsons Elevator.

Senior Lifestyles 624 S. Main, Hugoton • 620-544-2283 It’s almost the Fourth of July. Let’s all stop and remember what this date

If your air conditioner uses less energy than this one, it’s obviously broken.

means to our nation. Please thank the Veterans you meet for their service. Have a safe holiday! Menu July 5 ...............................BLT July 6 ...........Grilled Chicken ..................................Patty by Ruthie Winget July 9.......Chicken Spaghetti July 10.........Ham and Beans July 11 ............Chicken Fried .............................Chicken July 12 ...................Beef Patty Activities Thursday, July 5 THE HIGHEST EFFICIENCY AIR CONDITIONER AVAILABLE TODAY. Exercise................10:30 a.m. With a SEER rating of up to 19.50, the XL19i offers the unbeatable Bridge...................12:30 p.m. combination of energy efficiency and Spikes, Inc., have been taking new wheat since Such piles of grain have been seen on Stevens Friday, July 6 lower operating costs. SEER stands for June 20, even though their new Moscow eleva- County soil in other years when small elevator Exercise................10:30 a.m. Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, a stanIt’s Hard To Stop A Trane.® tor is not ready for service. This photo was taken capacity would not handle the large volume of Bingo....................12:30 p.m. dard measurement of air conditioning effiSaturday, July 7 last Friday afternoon. There are 40,000 bushels grain just at harvest time. Taken from the July 3, ciency established by the U.S. Department of Energy. The higher it is, Cards......................6:00 p.m. in this pile and the second one has about 1958 issue of The Hugoton Hermes. the greater the energy efficiency. With a SEER of 19.50, Trane’s XL19i Monday, July 9 35,000 bushels piled north of the elevator. is the most efficient air conditioner available today. Thursday, July 13, 1978 Thursday, July 3, 1958 continued so until the early Exercise................10:30 a.m. As an Energy StarXartner, Trane has determined that this product After the dust settled at A prediction was made at morning hours. The wind Line Dance ............6:00 p.m. meets the Energy Star guidelines for energy efficiency. the Hugoton Little Britches Moscow this week by Max was terrific, it being in the Tuesday, July 10 Rodeo, Kyle Hittle was Brewer, stating the over-all neighborhood of a fifty mile Board Meeting.......9:30 a.m. announced as one of the wheat yield for that area gale. From 3:00 on, it was Exercise................10:30 a.m. four winners to receive a would be thirty bushels or necessary to have street Wednesday, July 11 PLUMBING • ELECTRIC • HEAT & AIR prize saddle at the event. more. This is high and it is a lights and house lights on all Exercise................10:30 a.m. Coming out on top in the good wheat year. the time and cars if operated Military Band.......11:30 a.m. Junior Boys All-Round CowThursday, July 10, 1958 at all were operated even Blood Pressures .................... Thursday, July 12 boy Competition, the youngSanta Fe trains were with risk with lights on. 519 S. Jackson - Across From The Post Office- Hugoton, Ks. Exercise................10:30 a.m. ster was promptly thrown delayed because of high While we were thinking Accepting and into the horse trough by the water in the Cimarron River we had it bad, our neighbor- Line Dance ............6:00 p.m. other rodeo participants (a making the railroad bridge ing town of Liberal suffered tradition in the Little across the river dangerous to nearly a million dollar loss by Britches Rodeo). cross between Moscow and tornado and also loss of life Thursday, June 13, 1968 Satanta. The flood stage and injury. Four people were (First published in The Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, July 5, 2018) 1t Construction Mechanic reached thirteen feet at the killed and many more were Third Class Danny C. bridge and the railroad engi- injured. The Southwestern Louthan arrived home this neers stated the bridge was Hardware Co., Old Fox Theweek after a year’s service in unsafe for crossing. The pil- atre, Ideal Bakery, People’s the Republic of Vietnam. His ings had shifted out of posi- National Bank and many wife, the former Lana Trah- tion. others are prectically ruined. ern, has resided in Liberal Friday, May 26, 1933 If any readers have picwhile her husband was in Monday afternoon, Hugo- tures or memories for the Vietnam. Mrs. Louthan ton was hit by, very likely, the history page of the Hermes, joined her husband in worst dust and wind storm please bring them in to Hawaii for his R&R in Octo- in the history of the section Ruthie Winget at The Hugober. Danny was a 1963 grad- of the country. It was dark as ton Hermes. uate of Hugoton High midnight without moonlight School. at 3:30 in the afternoon and

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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.

HELP WANTED HELP WANTED: Part-time help needed at The Store in Moscow. Must be reliable and able to pass a drug screen. Call 620-598-2244 or come by The Store for an application. Ask for Ashley or Robin. (2c27)


Pre-employment drug & alcohol test.

Apply at gin 3 1/2 mi. SW of Moscow Hwy 56 or call 620-598-2008. (tfc9)


Full/Part time Class A CDL with N endorsement. 2 years min. experience and clean MVR Great starting pay, BC/BS benefits package & paid vacation

Find these ads online at classifieds Call 544-4321 to see YOUR ad

Pick up an application at the Premier Shop or at the office, 400 NW Ave. in Hugoton. Must have current CDL, good MVR & be able to pass drug & alcohol test

Benefits include BC/BS health insurance and 401(k) plan


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) Solution to June 28, 2018 puzzle


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


Cattle Handlers & Processors Night shift rotations in the Ulysses area.

17.50 to $27.50 per hour plus benefits


for qualified applicants. Comprehensive training program for non-experienced applicants. Females encouraged to apply.


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




Contact LATHEM WATER SERVICE, PO Box 1105, 920 S. Colorado Ulysses, Ks. 67880 620-356-3422 or email resume to


NIGHT WATCH/ SECURITY Willing to put out good effort and work well with others. Communication skills a must! We offer affordable health, dental and vision. ESOP retirement program

Please apply at Centerfire


10925 Road P, Ulysses, Ks. 67880



City of Moscow City Superintendent and Maintenance Help Needed Wanted: Maintenance Person. Duties will include mowing, trimming, reading meters, interaction with the public and more. Waste water and water certification must be acquired after employment. This can be acquired after employment. Some experience in mechanics necessary. Be able to speak and write English, be able to work unsupervised, and be able to lift more than 50 pounds. CDL and drug testing required. (CDL may be acquired after employment.) Applications are available at Moscow City Hall, 228 Main Street /Moscow Senior Center, or e-mail resume to, P.O. Box 7, Moscow, KS 67952. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, please call 598-2234. The City of Moscow is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (2c26)

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in The Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, July 5, 2018) 1t BEFORE THE STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF KANSAS NOTICE OF FILING APPLICATION RE: BEREXCO LLC - - Application for an exception to the 10 year time limitation of K.A.R. 82-3-111 for the Grace B #210, located in Stevens County, Kansas. TO: All Oil & Gas Producers, Unleased Mineral Interest Owners, Landowners, and all persons whomever concerned. You, and each of you, are hereby notified that Berexco LLC has filed an application for an exception to the 10 year time limitation of K.A.R. 82-3-111 for the Grace B #2-10, located in the SE NE SE of Section 10-34S-38W, Stevens County, Kansas.

Any persons who object to or protest this application shall be required to file their objections or protest with the Conservation Division of the State Corporation Commission of the State of Kansas within fifteen (15) days from the date of this publication. These protests shall be filed pursuant to Commission regulations and must state specific reasons why the grant of the application may cause waste, violate correlative rights or pollute the natural resources of the State of Kansas. All persons interested or concerned shall take notice of the foregoing and shall govern themselves accordingly. BEREXCO LLC 2020 N. Bramblewood Wichita, Kansas 67206 316-265-3311

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 KATHY W. WILLIS, DECEASED Case No. 17PR29 NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FINAL SETTLEMENT 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

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.


Stevens County Hospital is seeking eligible candidates to fill the following positions: 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.

APPRENTICE/JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN Southern Pioneer Electric Company is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of Apprentice or Journeyman Lineman at our Liberal location. Must have a High School diploma or equivalent. On-the-job training will be provided and individual must acquire, within a reasonable time span, the skills and knowledge utilized in the construction and maintenance of overhead and URD distribution and transmission system and related activities. Successful applicant will be required to climb poles, use equipment, and must successfully complete the company’s Apprenticeship program. Interested candidate must have excellent interpersonal communication skills, a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, be self-motivated, enjoy public contact and ability to work with a variety of employees and consumers under differing circumstances. Working conditions include mostly outside work in all types of weather with heavy lifting. May also require working some irregular hours including nights, weekends, and holidays. Finalist will be required to successfully pass a post-offer physical examination and alcohol-drug test, and must possess or obtain a valid Kansas CDL. Successful candidate must reside within 15 miles of the Liberal office and be a Kansas resident. Southern Pioneer Electric will reward the right person with a competitive compensation and benefit package. For a complete copy of Position Outline or Job Specifications, contact Human Resources at 620-424-5212. Applications or resumes should be mailed to Southern Pioneer Electric Company, ATT: Human Resources, PO Box 430, Ulysses, KS 67880, or emailed to Deadline for submission of applications or resumes is July 13, 2018.

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



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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120 S. Main • 620-356-5808 • Ulysses Se Habla Español - 356-5808


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


1017 S Madison- Ranch style, 3 bed/2 bath, bsmt, kitchen appliances, det garage, cen H/A, nice neighborhood! Call Karen today to see this nice property.


T 3 bedroom


Fenced-in yard, carport, sm. shed

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

GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALE: Friday, July 6, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 7, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, 410 S. Harrison --------------MOVING SALE: Saturday, July 7, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, 706 S. Harrison, Bigger Furniture, Some Electronics, Dishes, Decorative Items, Baked Goods, Etc. --------------GARAGE SALE: Saturday, July 7, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., 776 Road P, Hugoton - From Hugoton, Take First Street West, Go 4 1/4 Miles West of Hugoton, @ Big White House. Antiques, Furniture, Baby Items, Clothes, Dishes, Golf Clubs, Lots of Miscellaneous ---------------

600 S Trindle - Beautiful bi-level, 4 bd/2ba, cen H/A, updated kitchen and baths, stainless steel appliances, patio deck, sprinkler, fence, att garage, mature landscape. Nice property!! Call me for details and to see the beauty!!

NOTICE to the owner of the contents of Unit #5 at EZ-Access Self-Storage at 212 S. Harrison, Hugoton: The contents of the unit will be sold on July 14, 2018 for non-payment. (1p27))


(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

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



307 N. Kansas, Suite 101 Liberal, KS 67901

(620) 624-1212


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

TOO MANY to list!




SOLD 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!!

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!

1101 S Monroe- Nice Ranch Style home nestled on a corner location of the Kallenbach Addition. You can enjoy the massive lot space with 30,000 sf of area. The home has 3 bed/3 bath, original wood floors, thermal pane windows, cen H/A, partial finish to the basement, lots of storage area, att garage, fenced yard, in ground sprinkler system. The list goes on! Call today to see this lovely home!



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

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

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!!

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

Call or text 544-6787 or 453-1724


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

Mark Faulkner - Broker Karen Yoder - Associate Broker Residential, Agricultural & Commercial Specialist

Karen Yoder - 544-4161 or Cellphone 544-3730 Karen Yoder

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

WANTED WANT TO PURCHASE: Minerals and other oil / gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co. 80201. (150p45-15)




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

LAWN PRO Will Schnittker

620-544-1517 (620)428-6518

1182 Road Q • Hugoton (tfc12)


Parsons Lawn Care

916 S Jackson - Cute! Cute! Cute! Ranch SOLD style, 2 bed/1 ba, large kitchen w/appliances, wood floors, updated bath fixtures, fresh paint, fenced yard, det garage, storage! 1016 S Trindle - Nice ranch style home, 3 Wonderful starter! Call today to see this nice bd/1 ba, att garage, cen H/A, kit appliances, property! fence and nice neighborhood! Call today.

“Specializing in Agricultural Land, Residential and Commercial Property”


For Sale By Owner


1027 S. Jackson


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 D L SO wet bar, oversized dbl garage with that "man cave" feel! Fenced yard, spinkler system, established neighborhood! Great 420 S Washington- Ranch, two living areas, family area!!! Just ask the neighbors!! Call gourmet kitchen with commercial appliances, today to see this nice property!! attached 3 car garage. Call today to see this lovely home!

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


SOLD 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!

Fenced yard, covered back patio with lights and ceiling fans

Call 620-544-6310 to find out more

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!

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!!


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.

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!!




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, 1204 S Madison- Nice ranch style with a full much more! Call to schedule your private finished basement. This property has a lot showing! 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!

Hermes Deadline: Monday 5 pm PUBLIC NOTICE

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!!


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!


515 East Eighth - Great Starter! Ranch style, 3 bd/1 ba, cen H/A, det garage. Call to see this property.

Jon Parsons

Lawn Care & Landscape Service 6 2 0- 4 5 3 - 1 9 5 8 H o m e 5 44 - 8 8 96

600 E. 11th Open 8 am - 5 pm

IN STOCK *Carpet *Tile *Laminate *Vinyl (tfc)

e Pink Painter Th painting|staining|tile work|organizing estimates available on request

Call Sherri May 620-453-1092 will travel within reason

“Call Us For All Your Real Estate Needs”


Sizes available: 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20 & 12x24

Thank You

Security Lights provide anytime access. All units have concrete floors and secure locks.

We’d like to express our appreciation for all those who helped with our recent fundraiser to benefit Baby Ella Dongalo. Whether you donated time, funds, or prayers - it’s all very appreciated. Baby Ella is now at home and doing very well. From the family and friends of Baby Ella

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Moscow Fourth of July celebration is packed with activities

The Little

For the Fourth of July in Moscow, the City will be giving away very nice prizes such as gift cards, TVs, bikes, tablet/DVD combos....too many to name! The prize drawings begin right after the parade. There will also be the Annual Duck Race beginning at 1:00 p.m. Then, at 2:00 p.m. will be the Corn Hole Contest at the park for ages 13 and up, with prizes given for first, second, and third places. There will aso be BINGO for the adults going on in the morning!

In The Corner

The Recreation lineup includes the Parade at 9:00 a.m., Treaure Dig at 9:30 a.m., watermelon eating contest at 10:00 a.m., threelegged race at 10:30 a.m., water balloon toss at 11:00 a.m., lunch, vendors, bounce houses, painting, fire truck rides, 11:30 a.m., pool open free swim contest 2:00 p.m., horseshoe tournament 2:00 p.m., fire house dinner 5:00 p.m., kickball tournament 6:00 p.m. and fireworks display dark.

The Moscow Baptist Church Vacation Bible School kids make beautiful crafts. Photo courtesy of Shelly Stuckey’s Facebook page.

1540 West Industrial Park 620-544-2027

Save 12.5% if paid within 10 days - 10% if paid within 30 days.

Come by our location or call Craig at 544-2027

A new choice for your chemical, NH3, Liquid Fertilizer and Dry Fertilizer. We now carry banjo parts for all your needs and have a large selection of banjo fittings and hoses. We have 40 years of experience in both ground and air application. Hugoton Elkhart 620-544-2027 620-697-4706 Lakin Ulysses 620-355-7700 620-356-1070

Congrats to Javier Marquez for accepting a preferred walk-on offer to continue his academic and athletic careers at Dodge City Community College in baseball. Photo courtesy Marcie Knoll.

The Moscow Baptist Church had their Vacation Bible School from Wednesday to Friday last week. The theme was “Chill Out with Jesus”. It was well attended and the kids had lots of fun. Photo courtesy of Shelly Stuckey’s Facebook page.

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July 5, 2018  

Official Newspaper of Stevens County, Kansas

July 5, 2018  

Official Newspaper of Stevens County, Kansas