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Stevens County’s Award-Winning Newspaper

Annual Sorghum Queen contest will be Friday The time has come! The annual Pollyannas’ Sorghum Queen contest will take place this Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Hugoton High School Auditorium. Fourteen Stevens County ladies will be competing to win a crown. The 2018 Sorghum Queen will reign over the Stevens County Fair next week, along with her court: First and Second Princesses and Miss Congeniality. Girls competing for the title of 2018 Sorghum Queen include Aubrey Brechbuhler, Shaylee Cox, Kynna Crawford, Frances

Gaskill, Rolanda Gerber, Casle Heger, Brookelynne Johnson, Rebecca Johnson, Reygan Kiley, Ella Martin, Emma McClure, Toby McClure, Luz Romo and Abby Tharp. Prizes for the Queen include the following: Tiara Pollyannas Rose Bouquet Kramer Nordling $100 prepaid card Citizens State Bank One year subscription The Hugoton Hermes One Month Membership Fitness Center $25 cash Jeff Ramsey Farm Bureau

$50 cash Jordan Air $15 cash EZ Access Gift RJ’s Gift Creative Specialties Gift Shannon Crawford Farms $50 gift card Equity Bank $50 gift certificate Janet’s Bridal & Boutique One month tanning Tanalon One large pizza Pizza Hut $10 cash Buffie’s Nails $25 cash State Farm $25 cash Hoskinson Water Well Service 8x10 photo Lynnie’s Nest See SORGHUM, page 3

The Hard to Handle rock band performs at the Hugoton City Park Thursday evening for a great crowd. They are from the 35th Infantry Division,

one of the official bands from the Kansas National Guard. Hopefully they’ll be back in Hugoton next year.

Kansas National Guard bands perform in Hugoton July 11, the Sounds of Freedom small brass ensemble from the 35th Infantry Division Band entertained at the Senior Citizens Center during dinner. They played patriotic music and several movie compilations, stopping to play Happy Birthday and ending with a medley honoring the branches of the United States Military. The music was enjoyed by everyone.

The Stevens County Library and Hugoton Senior Center were happy to help host this event. July 12, the 35th Infantry Division Band sent the Hard to Handle rock band to perform at the Hugoton City Park. They played a variety of rock music from “Sweet Caroline” and “Back in Black”, as well as “Play That Funky Music” and “Margaritaville”, much to

the delight of the crowd. The band performed free of charge and were hosted by the Stevens County Library. Everyone had a great time, and the band said they really enjoyed the hospitality of the crowd and hoped they could come back soon. Follow the 35th Infantry Division Band on Facebook and make sure you tell them how much you enjoyed the concerts!

Commissioners contemplate budget shortages Participants in the upcoming Pollyannas’ Sorghum Queen Pageant include, from left to right seated, Aubrey Brechbuhler, Luz Romo, Frances Gaskill, Casle Heger and Toby McClure; in back are Brookelynne Johnson, Abby Tharp, Ella Martin, Shaylee Cox, Rolanda Gerber and

Emma McClure. Not pictured are Rebecca Johnson, Kynna Crawford and Reygan Kiley. Watch these young ladies compete 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 20 at the Hugoton High School Auditorium. The event marks the official kickoff of the 2018 Stevens County Fair.

HPD releases details of July arrests The Hugoton Police Department issued the following statement regarding arrests made during the past weeks. Tuesday, July 3, Detective Matt Lamatsch with the Hugoton Police Department received information from the Morton County Sheriff’s Department a subject wanted on a warrant was possibly in Hugoton. Detective Lamatsch went to a location in the 900 block of Coulter Drive to look for the subject. While there, Detective Lamatsch discovered marijuana and parapher-

nalia inside the residence. Through the investigation, it was determined the marijuana and paraphernalia belonged to Aaron Warren, age 21 of Moscow, and Shadai Brown, age 24 of Wichita. An affidavit has been forwarded to the Stevens County Prosecutor for formal charges. Tuesday, July 10, Detective Matt Lamatsch and Officer James McCann with the Hugoton Police Department initiated a traffic stop in the 300 block of East Ninth Street. During a search of the vehicle, drugs and para-

phernalia were located inside the vehicle. Driver Refugio Salcido, age 36 of Liberal, was arrested for Driving While Suspended, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Illegal Registration and No Liability Insurance. Salcido was transported to the Stevens County Law Enforcement Center without incident. An affidavit has been forwarded to the Stevens County Prosecutor. Submitted by the Hugoton Police Department.

The Stevens County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, July 16 with all members, Joe D. Thompson, Pat Hall and Tron Stegman present. Also present were County Attorney Paul Kitzke, County Clerk Amy Jo Tharp and RoGlenda Coulter from The Hugoton Hermes. The Commissioners were visiting about the disturbing amounts that were going to be shorted to various county entities by the new budgets. Amy Jo said some of the blame can be directed at delinquent taxes. Amy Jo has been working on information to be shared with the Stevens County Foundation. They went on to visit about other miscellaneous budget issues and some items they may

need to stop paying. Commissioners requested Amy Jo get Nextech to come in and talk to them. Robb Heger was first on the agenda. He came in to visit about progress on the road that had been agreed to be built. There is one landowner who still needs to agree to the easement. He has been contacted by Paul, and Robb has also tried to contact him. Robb said there is a fence on this landowner halfway covered in sand. Robb requested a temporary fix. Commissioners commented that wouldn’t be a good idea, as the graders can’t do an eight foot wide road. Tony remarked liability could be an issue. Commissioners commented that caliche will have to be mixed with the sand. Paul will do some more on this and send the leaser an email asking him

to try to get in contact with the landowner. Loren Seaman stopped by to talk about some issues with the Conservation. He told the Commissioners a new employee has possibly been hired due to M’Lynn Swartz’s health issues. M’Lynn left in May. Tony Martin from Road and Bridge was next to report. Tony was told how much the fair is going to be shorted for next year. He said he had read it in The Hermes. Tony told of the lot in Industrial east of town that keeps flooding. He said he was open to suggestions for solutions. Many ideas were discussed. This is both the City and County’s problem. They may possibly get together to figure out a solution. Commissioners agreed if this is the See COUNTY page 3

Hugoton High alum Gabe Burrows experiences success at DCCC and -- Pro Rodeo Originally featured in the Dodge City Daily Globe June 8, 2018 Gabe Burrows has been the rodeo coach at Dodge City Community College for a year now, and the Hugoton native is a model of persistence and drive for his team. Burrows recently competed at the Redding Pro

Rodeo in Redding, gate. Burrows won Ca., and showed over $2,000 at Redhe’s still got the ding, which feastuff to compete tured hundreds of with full-time procontestants and fessionals, taking more than second place in $170,000 in total the first round of purse money. steer wrestling Persistence is a and ultimately finkey trait Burrows ishing in fifth tries to instill in Gabe Burrows place on the aggreDCCC rodeo team

members. Over the years since earning his “pro card” at just 18, time constraints, family considerations and budget restraints have often limited his professional rodeo career to a part-time basis. Regardless of the obstacles however, Burrows carries on and makes appearances at

some of the larger rodeos around the country each year. “I’m just so blessed to get to do what I love at the college,” Burrows said, “and then getting to go to Redding and win some money . . . that was a big shot in the arm for me.” With his first season at DCCC under his belt,

INDEX Obituaries .................................................2 Looking Back ..........................................7 Farm............................................................8 Moscow .................................................1B

Rolla .................................................2B-3B Fair Schedule................................4B-5B Classifieds .....................................6B-7B Stevens Co. Fair Concerts .............8B

Burrows said next year looks even better. “We have some real promising kids coming in, and the kids who are returning did well last year,” he said. “It should be a lot of fun next year.” A typical steer weighs at least twice as much as Burrows and other bullSee BURROWS, page 4


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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 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. July 20 - Movie & Hot Dogs - All Ages at the Stevens County Library at 2:00 p.m. July 23 - Stevens County Fair parade, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Hugoton City Park.

Fire & EMS Report Fire 544-2025 ---- Ambulance 544-2562 Stevens County EmerFriday, July 13, 8:30 a.m. – gency Services run activity called to 1029 S Madison for July 9 through July 15. a grill on fire. Fire Department Ambulance Activity Tuesday, July 10, 8:14 p.m. Eight medical runs, two – dispatched to Road L and transfers, two Life Flights Road 17 for a motor vehicle and one motor vehicle acciaccident. dent.

July 24-26 -Visit the Stevens County Library at the Stevens County Fair July 25 - 11:00 a.m. Fair Open Class entries accepted - 4-H Food Auction at the Fair, 8 p.m. July 25 & 26 - Visit the Equity Bank Booth from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Stevens County Fair Office Building. July 27 - 4-H Livestock Auction at the Fair, 6:30 p.m. - Citizens State Bank’s BBQ at the Fair, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. July 29 - Trinity Baptist Church, 516 NE Avenue, will be presenting their Fifth Sunday Songfest at 5:00 p.m. August 6 - Commissioners’ meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the Commissioners’ room in the basement of Courthouse. - Stevens County Hospital Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Pioneer Manor. - Hugoton City Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. in the Council Meeting Room, basement of City Office. August 8 - Library Board Meeting in the Kansas Room at 9:30 a.m. - Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce Board will meet. August 10 - Stevens County Genealogical Society Meeting in the Computer Lab at 1:00 p.m. August 13

Police Report

620-544-4959 • After Hours, 620-544-2020

Monday, July 9, 2018 • Welfare Check, 900 Block of South Coulter, Officer McCann • Possible Domestic, 200 Block of Jackson, Officer McCann • Criminal Trespass, 500 Block of East Eleventh, Officer McCann • Puppies at Large, 1000 Block of South Monroe, Located One but Lost It in Alley, Sergeant Johnson • Dog Bite, 500 Block of French, Owner Secured Dogs, Sergeant Johnson Tuesday, July 10, 2018 • Dog at Large, 300 Block of East Fourth, Officer McCann • Civil, 200 Block of East Tenth, Officer McCann • Vehicle Unlock, 200 Block of South Washington, Citizen Assist, Sergeant Johnson • Welfare Check, 400 Block of South Madison, Okay, Sergeant Johnson Wednesday, July 11, 2018 • Medical Assist, 1000 Block of South Trindle, Public Service, Officer Crane

Thursday, July 12, 2018 • Funeral Escort, 600 Block of South Van Buren, Public Service, Officer Fedelin/Officer Lamatsch/ Chief Leslie • DUI Hit and Run, 200 Block of South Jackson, Took Report, Officer Fedelin/ Officer Lamatsch • Dog at Large, 100 Block of East Fourth, Unable to Catch, ACO Smith • Loud Music Complaint, 1400 Block of South Monroe, No Music on Arrival, Officer Crane Friday, July 13, 2018 • Dog at Large, 100 Block of South Jackson, Owner Caught, ACO Smith • Dogs at Large, 100 Block of East First, Dogs Impounded, ACO Smith Saturday, July 14, 2018 • Dogs at Large, 700 Block of East Fourth, Impounded, Sergeant Johnson Sunday, July 15, 2018 • Vehicle Unlock, 400 Block of South Van Buren, Citizen Assist, Officer McCann • Vehicle Unlock, 500 Block of South Monroe, Citizen Assist, Officer McCann


By John Schlageck, Senior Editor/Writer, Kansas Farm Bureau

Enjoy bread While the 2018 wheat harvest remains Wheat snacks come in an endless variety fresh in the minds of Kansans, it’s worth re- bound to please nearly every palate. membering civilization has been directly Wheat consists mainly of complex carbolinked to the cultivation of grain. When hydrates that provide a source of timeprimitive man first learned he could grow released energy. The nutrition community wheat during the summer, store it for winter recommends 45-65 percent of our daily food and use the leftover wheat to plant in calories come from carbohydrates. the spring, he realized he could settle in one Nutritionists also advise eating no more place. than 20-35 percent of our calories from fats Villages and towns followed as man no and approximately 10-35 percent of our longer needed to follow game and forage for calories from protein. food. Anthropologists speculate that primWheat foods provide fiber in our diets. itive man probably first chewed the raw Fiber is the carbohydrate in food that huwheat kernel before he learned to pound it mans cannot digest. Fiber acts as a broom into flour and mix it with water to make and sweeps out the digestive tract. porridge. Eating fiber regularly helps with fewer inApproximately 10,000 years B.C., man cidences of colon cancer and some types of first started eating a crude form of flat bread heart diseases. Sufficient amounts of fiber baked with flour and water. Since that early in our diet have been related to better conbeginning, wheat has become known as the trol of diabetes and an overall healthy staff of life. It has remained a staple in our colon, according to nutritionists. diets in this country and around the world. Research also suggests eating wheat bran During this year when the Kansas wheat may help prevent breast cancer. crop will be one of the smallest on record, it Wheat foods are good sources of fiber as seems only fitting to take a closer look at are fruits and vegetables. The American this healthy food source. Dietetic Association recommends eating For many, our day begins with a slice or 20-35 grams of fiber daily. Americans usutwo of bread made from wheat. Some peo- ally consume only about 12 grams. ple continue to eat wheat in snacks or some Kansans use hard red winter wheat in other form, throughout the day. Still, most yeast breads and hard rolls. This state also Americans rarely eat more than four or five produces the best flours in the world. servings of bread, cereal, rice and pasta Look for ways to serve wheat products foods each day. The daily recommended in- with every meal. This may not only improve take is six to 11 servings according to U.S. your health and that of your family, but the dietary guidelines. economy of Kansas – the Wheat State. John Schlageck is a leading commentator on Today’s well-informed consumer continagriculture and rural Kansas. Born and raised on ues to understand the importance of ina diversified farm in northwestern Kansas, his creasing the consumption of whole grains. writing reflects a lifetime of experience, knowlThe convenience and nutrition of wheat edge and passion. makes it a natural for our fast-paced society.

- USD 210 Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Office, 529 S. Main. - Required Working Lunch Meeting/Orientation for 2018-2019 HHS student aides/job shadowers from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the LINK Cafeteria. Lunch will be provided. Expectations for students and their adult supervisors will be presented. - Stevens County Airport Board will meet at the Airport Office at 6:00 p.m. August 14 - 12 Noon - Stevens County Economic Development will meet at the Sr. Center Craft Room. August 20 - Commissioners meeting 8:30 a.m. at the Commissioners’ room in the basement of the Courthouse. September 4 - Commissioners meeting 8:30 a.m. at the Commissioners’ room in the basement of the Courthouse. - Stevens County Hospital Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room in the basement of the hospital. September 10 - Hugoton City Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. in the Council Meeting Room, basement of City Office. - USD 210 Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Office, 529 S. Main. - Stevens County Airport Board will meet at the Airport Office at 6:00 p.m.

Selia Crawford Friends and family will gather this weekend to remember and honor Selia Luinstra Crawford of Hugoton. Mrs. Crawford, 78, passed from this life Monday morning, July 16, 2018 at Stevens County Hospital in Hugoton. The daughter of John Luinstra Foote and the former Mary Otice O’Dell, she was born November 23, 1939 in Buffalo, Ok. Selia and Floyd “Tuff” Crawford were married January 27, 1967 in Laverne, Ok. Mrs. Crawford was a manager of Sunflower Apartments. Survivors include two sons, Joe Holcomb and wife Linda of Hugoton and Kendric Holcomb of Dodge City; two daughters, Mary Griffin and husband David of Ottawa and Dana Solis of Leoti; two step-daughters, Donna Burrows and husband Don of Hugoton and Sally Beemer and husband Don of Great Bend; her brother Sam Luinstra of Wichita; five sisters, Thelma Secrest of Alva, Ok., Dorthy Smith of Woodward Ok., Christine Aylett of Woodland Park, Tx., Maureen Roscoe of Okeene, Ok. and Alta Lively of New Braunfels, Tx.; and sister-in-law Carol Foote of Colorado Springs, Co. Selia was preceded in death by her parents; step dad Othel Foote; husband Floyd “Tuff” Crawford; daughter Darlene Holcomb;

and 17 brothers and sisters. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Bethel Friends Church in Hugoton with Pastor Marguerite Ferrell presiding. Burial will take place in the Hugoton Cemetery under the direction of Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home of Hugoton. Viewing will be Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Paul’s - Robson Funeral Home in Hugoton. Family will receive friends Friday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial has been established for New Beginnings. Memorials may be mailed to Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home, PO Box 236, Hugoton, Ks 67951.

Guest Editorial On the road to Idiocracy

by Dan Weber, president, Association of Mature American Citizens Forget about the threat of socialism or even communism; the real threat comes from those who want to foist Idiocracy down our throats. Merriam-Webster defines Idiocracy as “a form of government in which a country or territory is run by fools”. And, the madness of anti-government protests that have swept the country since the election of President Donald Trump indicate that the fools are hell bent on taking over. The opposition certainly has a right to voice opinions, but only idiots would go to the extremes that the Never-Trumper movement has gone since Mr. Trump took office. A new Rasmussen survey shows that 59% of American voters fear that the opposition has become so intense it is likely to lead to widespread violence. And, almost a third of respondents in that study said they believe the country is headed for a new Civil War. Broadcaster Denis Prager, host of The Denis Prager Show, put it this way: “This Second Civil War, fortunately, differs in another critically important way: It has thus far been largely nonviolent. But given increasing left-wing violence, such as riots, the taking over of college presidents’ offices and the illegal occupation of state capitols, nonviolence is not guaranteed to be a permanent characteristic of the Second Civil War.” Meanwhile, strident liberal factions are now calling for the elimination of ICE, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement component of the Department of Homeland Security. Even many mainstream Democrats think that’s an ill-conceived notion; it would leave the country unprotected. It would be a lot like

cutting off your nose to spite your face. Hand in hand with the notion of doing away with law enforcers who protect our borders is the novel idea of opening our borders and letting in anyone who might care to come into the country uninvited. Imagine the hardships that would ensue for those of us who already live here. Authoritative estimates put the number of people who would move here from another country at 100 million to 150 million or more. Where would they live? Where would they work? What would they eat? What impact would it have on crime rates? Opposition from the right against the reign of Barack Obama was admittedly widespread during his tenure, but it was a civil opposition. There were no incidents that even approached the vicious magnitude of the attempt on the life of Representative Steve Scalise [R-LA] and fellow Republican Congressmen out for a night of baseball last year. A lone shooter, James Hodgkinson, who harbored violent anti-Republican views, was out to kill as many Republican lawmakers as he could on the night of June 14, 2017. He severely wounded Representative Scalise and two Capitol Police officers, a congressional staffer and a lobbyist before he was shot and killed. During Mr. Obama’s two terms in office, we didn’t have sitting Republican representatives issuing calls such as the one from Representative Maxine Waters [DCA] last month. You’ll recall that she told her constituents “If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them! And

you tell them that they are not welcome, anymore, anywhere,” And, if you don’t think the media is wittingly or unwittingly culpable in distorting the truth in order to promote a new brand of socialist anarchy, you have another think coming. Instead of reporting the facts of a news story the way a reporter with integrity used to do in day, they prefer to put a spin on their reportage. And, more likely than not, they will spin the facts to suit ideologically liberal notions of how things should be, things such as how the country should be run. Recently a scholarly report was published that focused on the reason public respect and support has declined for the venerable U.S. Supreme Court. The report was researched and written by two university professors, Matthew Hitt at Colorado State and Kathleen Searles at Louisiana State. Their conclusion was: “To know the Court is to love it, but to watch [TV] coverage of the Court is to dislike it.” As commentator Michael Dempsey put it recently in a letter to the editor of the Echo Press in Alexandria, Mn.: “The greater problem is media bias and it's absolutely palpable. It's about opinion disguising itself as news, not from rogue Web sites on the Internet, but from CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post. Watching a network news program at 5:30 has become laughable. Every night it's an antiTrump feeding frenzy with nothing to feed on but speculation regarding the socalled Russian collusion and outright lies, distortions and deliberate omissions, as in this most recent story of children being "ripped from their mothers' arms" at the border.” Idiocracy, indeed!



From page 1 county’s fault - they should try to fix it - but if three inches of rain falls - its going to flood places. Tony said Billy Bell asked if the county could help out the City of Moscow with street repair. Commissioners said they do not have the funds or man power for this project, and they don’t want to compete with private companies. Joe called Billy and gave him some suggestions for companies. This project could get in the range

of $50,000. Tony reminded commissioners the Stevens County Fair is next week. They have a lot of very good entertainment scheduled. Tressie Sims brought in information of their company to share with the Commissioners. It is Sims Mobile Surface Preparation out of Tyrone, Ok. Robert Lucero stopped by asking permission to purchase a carpet cleaner. Commissioners suggested, made

and passed a motion requesting he keep the purchase local and under $500 for a commercial cleaner. Next on the agenda was Eunice Schroder from the Stevens County Library. She said their fire alarm did not pass inspection, and reported they told her it could cost from $12,000 to $16,000. Commissioners told her it sounded like the same problem the Health Department ran into. Curtis Crawford was able to help the Health Department out for less than $1,000. Eunice will check into it. She asked permission to take bids to have their yard taken care of instead of having Robert do it. Commissioners said if that’s how they want to spend their budget it was ok with them. Commissioners and Paul visited about delinquent

taxes and having tax sales. Jan Leonard stopped by to visit about things happening with the Economic Development. He showed the Commissioners the brochures showcasing Hugoton he has been working on with The Hermes. He talked about ideas he has been checking into, as well as local funds he may request to help pay for some of these ideas. He told of a coffee shop that might be interested in coming to town. They may also be interested in going in the Bundy Building and helping with it. Commissioners said they have no funds to help them out with, as it is tax payers’ money. Jan suggested they put it on the ballot. Commissioners told him this would not be possible until the November election. Jan invited them to come tour

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the “Bundy Building” - at present, it houses Tanner Rindels’ Farm Bureau office. Shelby Martin came in with some requests for the Fitness Center. She asked permission to knock down the inside office in the Fitness Center. This will require some moving of electrical details. After much discussion, motion was made and passed to allow this. A waiver must be signed by whoever is to do the demolishing work. She asked about lights


outside in the amount of $850. Pat said the City will install and maintain dusk to dawn security lights for $12 a month. Shelby then told of some work Curtis Crawford left undone. Joe will talk to him about it. Motion was made and passed to sign the contract from Landmark for one year only. Meeting moved to Tanner Rindels Office, the “Bundy Building”, then adjourned.

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Emma and Averie (not pictured) have accepted the Stevens County Library's 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge! Welcome Emma and Averie! 500 Monroe Hugoton, Ks. 67951-2639 Phone: 620.544.2301 • Fax: 620.544.2322 Email:

STEVENS COUNTY FAIR Join us at the fair for a chance to rock out and win prizes. We’ll continue the library’s summer theme “Libraries Rock” with a rockin’ photo booth. Come have fun with us, and register for prizes. ANNUAL BOOK SALE The Stevens County Library annual book sale begins Wednesday, August 1. We have many items anxious to find a new home. Come check it out! BEGINNING CROCHET CLASS The library will offer another beginning crochet class this fall. Contact Laurie at the library if you are interested in participating. The class will be once a week for approximately six weeks beginning after Labor Day. STEP IT UP WALKING CHALLENGE The Step It Up walking challenge is still underway so keep on turning in your steps every Monday through the end of August! You can still win!

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 here: www.stevenscounty 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 www.stevenscountylibrary. com/find-books/make-it-amovie-night-blu-ray-dvdreservations/

Boun Thorne tells how Operation Christmas Child changed her life Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse, an International Christian relief organization, delivers gift-filled shoeboxes to millions of children in need each year. Boun Thorne, who received a shoebox gift when she was a young child, is coming to Liberal Saturday, July 28, 2018 to share how this gift changed her life. Thorne received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift while living in Cambodia. This simple gift was so much more than just a box filled with fun toys, school supplies, and hygiene items. It was a powerful reminder that God loved her and she was not forgotten. Thorne is now passionate about sharing this same hope with millions of boys and girls affected by poverty, natural disaster, war, terror, disease and famine throughout the world. Thorne is encouraging the

community to give back. This year Liberal volunteers hope to collect more than 1,230 shoeboxes packed with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items to contribute towards the global goal of reaching 11 million children. The public is invited to hear Thorne speak at a Countdown Event for Operation Christmas Child Saturday, July 28 at 10:00 a.m. at the Liberal First Southern Baptist Church located at 621 N. Western Avenue. Attendees will also receive free supplies and information about how they can become involved in Operation Christmas Child. Additionally, they will hear from a student who distributed gift-filled shoeboxes in the Philippines this summer with Samaritan's Purse. For more information, contact Tamra Clawson, Volunteer Area Coordinator with Operation Christmas Child at 620-482-3305.

Prizes for the First Princess include the following: a Rose Bouquet from Ghumm’s Auto; a $50 prepaid card from Citizens State Bank; a one year subscription from The Hugoton Hermes; a one Month Membership to the Stevens County Fitness Center; $20 cash from Jordan Air; $15 cash from EZ Access; a gift from Creative Specialties; a $25 gift card from Equity Bank; a $25 gift certificate from Janet’s Bridal & Boutique; 1 large pizza from Pizza Hut; $10 cash from Buffie’s Nails; and $25 cash from Hoskinson Water Well Service. Prizes for the Second Princess include the following: a Rose Bouquet from Flatlanders; a $25 prepaid card from Citizens State Bank; a year subscription from The Hugoton Hermes; a 1 Month Membership from the Stevens County Fitness Center; $20 cash from Jordan Air; $15 cashfrom EZ Access; a gift from Creative Specialties;

a $25 gift card from Equity Bank; a gift from Janet’s Bridal & Boutique; 1 large pizza from Pizza Hut; $10 cash from Buffie’s Nails; and $25 cash from Hoskinson Water Well Service. Prizes for Miss Congeniality include the following: a Rose Bouquet from Funeral Pauls-Robson Home; a $25 prepaid card from Citizens State Bank; a 1 year subscription from The Hugoton Hermes; a 1 Month Membership to the Stevens County Fitness Center; $20 cash from Jordan Air; $15 cash from EZ Access; a gift from Creative Specialties; $25 cash from Hi-Plains Lumber; a gift from Farm Bureau Association; a $25 gift card from Equity Bank; a gift from Janet’s Bridal & Boutique; 1 large pizza Pizza Hut; a gift from Fiss Architecture; $10 cash from Buffie’s Nails and $25 cash from Hoskinson Water Well Service. Good luck to all the participants! See you at the Fair!

Bring your own labor for pick-up!

Bid Online: Stevens County Medical Clinic PO Box 10, Hugoton, Kansas 67951 Phone (620) 544-8563 Fax (620)544-7362

Visit Our Booth

During the Fair in the Stevens County Fair Office Building

July 25 & 26, 2018 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

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@ Trinity Baptist 516 Northeast Ave.

Sunday, July 29

5:00 p.m. Please join us & bring your friends & family!

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be condemned and ordered repaired or demolished.



A RESOLUTION FIXING A TIME AND PLACE AT WHICH THE OWNER(S), THE AGENT(S) OF THE OWNER(S), ANY LIENHOLDERS OF RECORD AND ANY OCCUPANT(S) OF THE SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE LOCATED ON LOT THIRTEEN (13) AND FOURTEEN (14), BLOCK TWENTY-ONE (21), JANUARY SUB-DIVISION IN THE TOWNSITE OF ROLLA, MORTON COUNTY, KANSAS, MAY APPEAR AND SHOW CAUSE WHY SUCH STRUCTURE SHOULD NOT BE CONDEMNED AND ORDERED REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED. WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the City of Rolla, Kansas, has received a statement in writing pursuant to the Code of the City of Rolla, Kansas Section 4-604 from the enforcing officer of the City, as that term is defined in the Code of the City of Rolla Section 4602(a), declaring a Single Family House located on or near Lot Thirteen (13) and Fourteen (14), Block Twentyone (21), January Sub-division in the townsite of Rolla, Morton County, Kansas, (also known as 703 Third Avenue) as unsafe or dangerous within the meaning of the laws of the State of Kansas; and WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the City of Rolla, Kansas, has determined that it is in the best interest of the City to conduct a hearing to show cause why such structure should not

1. A hearing to appear and show cause shall be held at 7:00 p.m. CDT, September 17, 2018 pursuant to the Code of the City of Rolla, Kansas Section 4-605, said hearing being at least thirty (30) days after the last date of publication of the resolution. 2. A copy of this resolution shall be mailed by certified mail within three days after its first publication to each the owner, the owner’s agent, any lien holder or record and any occupant of the structure at the last known place of residence and shall be marked “deliver to addressee only.” 3. This resolution shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks on the same day each week. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately. PASSED BY THE GOVERNING BODY of the City of Rolla, Kansas, on this 16th day of July, 2018 /s/ David Light David Light, Mayor ATTEST: /s/Shelley Barrett Shelley Barrett, City Clerk

Edward and Shirley Dowell 1968

Dowells celebrate fifty years of wedded bliss Edward Dowell and the former Shirley Volden of Hugoton will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary Saturday, July 28, 2018. Please join them from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Patterson Avenue Church of God, 100 W. Patterson Avenue in Ulysses. Hosting the celebration are daughter and grandchildren Michelle, Samantha and Lucas Berry of Hugoton and son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter

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doggers. Horses charging alongside a steer are running at nearly 30 miles an hour. Steer wrestlers essentially perform a controlled fall from atop one tall, sprinting animal onto a slightly shorter sprinting animal – except this one

“Lord, you are the God who saves me; day and night I cry out to you. May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.” —Psalm 88:1-2


veryone has their ups and downs. Very few people remain on an even keel, emotionally or spiritually. Just as we have periods of high and low emotions, we can be spiritually elevated one day and spiritually down in the dumps the next. Religious depressions are sometimes described as “dark nights of the soul,” and even the saints have sometimes felt as if God had abandoned them at these times. Even Jesus experienced something like this, saying “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me” when he was dying on the cross. Most of us will never experience anything as horrific as being crucified, but we will all experience some low points spiritually. Perhaps the best way to handle them is simply to ask God for the strength and courage to endure and to realize that these low points always pass. And there may be an upside to these dark nights of the soul. We often advance in virtue during these periods. These experiences keep us humble and make us realize just how dependent we are on God. Without Him, things are quite bleak, and we should give thanks to God for our deliverance, but not be in such a hurry to leave the “valley of the shadow.” Often, we discover important things about ourselves while struggling with pain and adversity.

Christopher Simon 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.

has horns and is mildly panicked. Then in a flurry of hooves and dirt, bulldoggers try to stop the animal and wrestle it to the ground – all in just a few seconds. The raw courage and brute strength necessary to compete at a high level in steer wrestling belie Burrows’ courteous and amiable manner. Rodeo and ranching run in his family’s veins and Burrows learned to rope and ride and wrestle a steer alongside his father Dave growing up in Hugoton. Dave was a steer wrestler himself and often competed professionally throughout the region. “Some people worked on trucks with their dad.” Burrows said, “My dad loved bulldogging so that’s what I did with him. I’m thankful for having such a good mentor to learn from.” Burrows said his father was far more interested in being a family man than living life on the road as a full-time pro, and he settled down and entered events when he could. So his father nurtured Burrows’ talent and love for the sport, while modeling the tenacity to continue pursuing that pas-

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Eddie, Tonja and Quinnlan Dowell of Murdock. Edward and Shirley were united in marriage August 3, 1968 in Liberal. Edward had a very busy wood working shop for several years. After 26 years as a rural mail carrier, he retired from the United States Post Office. Shirley had a thriving home daycare for 22 years. She retired after working six years at Ulysses Eye Care.


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Shirley and Edward Dowell 2018

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sion at a high level even if his main focus needed to be elsewhere. “He said do all you can with what you have,” Burrows said. “He would always make sure he was prepared so that he could compete. Even if he was going to go somewhere to compete against the bigger guys. “My big goal is to show the kids that if they will keep working at it, they can be competitive with anybody,” he said. “It doesn’t matter what your situation is, you can still compete if you’ll work harder than the other guy.” That guidance from Burrows paid off for DCCC rodeo team members this year. Layton Wright won in team roping at the Northwestern Oklahoma State University rodeo, and Wright, Cameron Peterson and Eleanor Moffitt were able to advance into late rounds at large rodeos. The confidence and tenacity helped DCCC rodeo team members perform and finish well despite competing against kids from much larger schools. Burrows said they competed against teams with far more experience from powerhouse, four-year rodeo programs like K-State and Oklahoma. “A year or two can make a huge difference in college rodeo,” Burrows said. “They usually went up against older kids with a lot more experience and our kids did really well.” Burrows typically follows the PRCA Prairie Circuit rodeos throughout Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska, so committing to enter and travel to California was fulfillment of a prolonged ambition. “I’ve always heard it’s a great rodeo and always wanted to go, so to be able to go and actually do well means a lot,” Burrows said. He expects to enter well over two dozen rodeos during the summer months – including the Dodge City Roundup. “I’ll be there with bells on,” he said. At one point in 2013, Burrows was ranked seventeenth in the world according to the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. At the time he was traveling and training with another steer wrestler who knows how to win – Ashland’s Jule Hazen. Hazen would finish the 2013 season ranked tenth in the world with over $100,000 in winnings and is still competing near the top, sponsored by Boot Hill Casino and Resort in Dodge City. Burrows’ father taught him the value of surrounding him-

self with good people who embody success and work ethic. Burrows certainly continues to avail himself and the DCCC rodeo team of quality rodeo people, as eight-time PRCA world champion bull rider and ProRodeo Hall of Famer Donnie Gay frequently comes to the DCCC campus to dispense knowledge from his wealth of rodeo experience. Former world champion calf roper Jeff Copenhaver also makes regular appearances at DCCC rodeo team practices. Gleaning knowledge from the experience of others is a hallmark of Burrows’ style and a definite advantage for his students. “I’ve learned to get around the best rodeo guys I can,” Burrows said. “I’ve just been really blessed. I watch them and try to learn the little things they know and how they practice, and then I take that and apply it to the kids here.” Coaching as well as actively competing in rodeos provides Burrows with an everdeepening well from which to draw experiences he can pass along to students. Burrows says he is grateful to have a platform at DCCC and being able to impart some of the wisdom he has garnered from years of rodeo. He sees the competition and coaching as counterparts that help him perform better at both. “I think they really complement each other,” Burrows said. “They just go hand-inhand.” Burrows was experiencing steady success as he traveled the circuit with Hazen in 2013, but he quickly came off the road to help out the family when his dad got sick with cancer. Burrows said the battle was difficult but his father is now cancer-free, and the experience further solidifies his belief in the value of the rodeo life and kinship. “That’s the best thing about rodeo, especially bulldoggers,” he said. “Guys will always try to help you out when they see you are trying. They’re more blue-collar. They know what it’s like to struggle and keep at it.” That time-honored work ethic and mental resilience he picked up from family and close friends in the rodeo community is the most important aspect of rodeo he teaches students. “You can have all the talent and practice everything down to minute detail, but if you don’t have your mind right all the other things aren’t going to fall into place for you,” he said.


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Stevens County Economic Development Board visits ‘Bundy Building’ The Stevens County Economic Development Board met July 10, 2018 for their regularly scheduled meeting in the craft room at the Senior Center. Attending the meeting were Director Jan Leonard and board members Jack Rowden, Judy Parsons, Neal Gillespie, Walt Beesley, Curtis Crawford and Jonathon Pearcy. Also present were secretary Alisha Owens and Hugoton Hermes reporter Ruthie Winget. Board members Doug Martin, Adrian Howie and Ron Honig were absent. The meeting was called to order by President Judy Parsons. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Treasurer Jack Rowden

gave a financial report with a checking account balance of $1,032.08 and the Special Projects account balance of $30,781.74. The board voted to transfer $6,000 from the Special Accounts to the checking account to pay bills and salaries. Director Leonard discussed the EcoDevo bookkeeping with Hay and Rice. They offered to do a simple financial statement at the end of the year. The board approved the motion to allow Hay and Rice to do this financial statement. Director Leonard reported he had talked to a Synata representative and there was no further news at this time about their project. Jan then reported he had

been working on the proposed Hugoton brochure along with the Hugoton Hermes. It will feature Dr. Bundy, Bonnie & Clyde and Buddy Heaton. He stated Tanner Rindels, the owner of the “Bundy Building” will have his building open for EcoDevo’s Board if they wanted to inspect it after this meeting. He is thinking about applying for funding from the Moriah Fund. Jan Leonard reported the orthodontist is still trying to decide if they will move to Hugoton. The director talked about the Wind Catchers Wind Farm representative. She said everything looks good for the proposed wind farm

eight miles south of Elkhart but many things hinge on the election coming up. This project will take three to four years to build with 400 construction employees. After completed, it will have 80 full-time employees. Jan said he plans to attend the EcoDevo Roundtable planned at Ulysses. The Music Fest is coming together, Jan stated. He is hoping to get a Giant Kite presentation during the day with the Music Fest in the evening September 8, 2018. There will also be the craft fair along with the barbeque competition. The meeting adjourned. Their next meeting will be August 14, 2018.

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be condemned and ordered repaired or demolished.



A RESOLUTION FIXING A TIME AND PLACE AT WHICH THE OWNER(S), THE AGENT(S) OF THE OWNER(S), ANY LIENHOLDERS OF RECORD AND ANY OCCUPANT(S) OF DOUBLE-WIDE TRAILER LOCATED ON THE EAST SEVENTY-FIVE (E75') OF LOTS FOUR (4), FIVE (5), AND SIX (6), BLOCK TWENTYTWO (22), GARNER ADDITION TO THE CITY OF ROLLA, MORTON COUNTY, KANSAS, MAY APPEAR AND SHOW CAUSE WHY SUCH STRUCTURE SHOULD NOT BE CONDEMNED AND ORDERED REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED. WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the City of Rolla, Kansas, has received a statement in writing pursuant to the Code of the City of Rolla, Kansas Section 4-604 from the enforcing officer of the City, as that term is defined in the Code of the City of Rolla Section 4602(a), declaring a Double-wide Trailer located on or near the East Seventyfive (E75') of Lots Four (4), Five (5), and Six (6), Block Twenty-two (22), Garner Addition to the City of Rolla, Morton County, Kansas, (also known as 701 Fourth Avenue) as unsafe or dangerous within the meaning of the laws of the State of Kansas; and WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the City of Rolla, Kansas, has determined that it is in the best interest of the City to conduct a hearing to show cause why such structure should not

1. A hearing to appear and show cause shall be held at 7:00 p.m. CDT, September 17, 2018, pursuant to the Code of the City of Rolla, Kansas Section 4-605, said hearing being at least thirty (30) days after the last date of publication of the resolution. 2. A copy of this resolution shall be mailed by certified mail within three days after its first publication to each the owner, the owner’s agent, any lien holder or record and any occupant of the structure at the last known place of residence and shall be marked “deliver to addressee only.” 3. This resolution shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks on the same day each week. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately. PASSED BY THE GOVERNING BODY of the City of Rolla, Kansas, on this 16th day of July, 2018 /s/ David Light David Light, Mayor ATTEST: /s/Shelley Barrett Shelley Barrett, City Clerk

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Senior Lifestyles 624 S. Main, Hugoton • 620-544-2283

We had a good turn out for the Patriotic Band last Wednesday. We served 100 people for lunch and several others came just to listen to the band. They travel all over the state to play. We had 63 people from nineteen towns and four states for the dance at the senior center Saturday evening. Bob Walter always plays good music and is a good entertainer. It’s good listening music even if you don’t dance. Come and join us on the

second Saturday of every month and join the fun. Next month’s dance is August 11. Cottonwood plays and it is a free dance. Ghumm’s Auto is sponsoring the dance. Menu July 19 ................Baked Ham July 20............................Chili July 23 ..Oven Fried Chicken July 24...........Polish Sausage July 25......................Goulash July 26............................Stew Activities Thursday, July 19 Exercise................10:30 a.m. Line Dance ............6:00 p.m.

Friday, July 20 Exercise................10:30 p.m. Line Dance ............6:00 p.m. Saturday, July 21 Cards......................6:00 p.m. Monday, July 23 Exercise................10:30 a.m. Line Dance ............6:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 Exercise................10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 25 Exercise................10:00 a.m. Blood Pressure...................... Thursday, July 26 Exercise................10:30 a.m. Line Dance ............6:00 p.m.



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Hugoton High School graduate and current Associate Pastor at Rose Hill Friends Church Gabriel Hancock will be recorded Sunday, July 29 in Davis Auditorium at Friends University in Wichita. This honor serves to record what God has already ordained. Gabriel Hancock was born Christmas Day of 1986 in southwest Kansas. He grew up in Hugoton where he attended and served at Bethel Friends Church. It was here the Lord began to lay a foundation of discipleship and ministry leadership in his life. He saw firsthand his parents Galen and Cynthia Hancock and grandparents Ervin and Verleen Hancock, Imogene and Merlyn Hatcher and the late Aubrey B. Pierce serve the church faithfully with their gifts of teaching, giving, hospitality and worship. Gabe’s sister Christy and her husband Adam Gendron also serve the Lord in California. The church supported Gabe and allowed

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Former Hugoton resident Gabe Hancock, wife Sarah and their children, Isabel, Isaiah and Lydia.Gabe will be recorded as a pastor in the Friends Church Sunday, July 29. him to serve whether it was changing projection slides on Sunday mornings, mowing the church lawn for multiple summers, or leading worship in the youth group and church services. At the end of his sophomore year while at a summer youth conference in 2003, Gabe felt a clear calling from the Lord that he was supposed to go into some form of ministry. Even though God graciously began equipping Gabe for this calling, it wasn’t

until graduating high school Gabe fully submitted to implementing this call into his life. This took place during “solitude time” at Camp Quaker Haven during summer 2005 when God told him to change his plans and go to Barclay College. So in the fall of 2005, Gabe attended Barclay, and in that time he genuinely fell in love with two people who would change his life forever - Jesus and the former Sarah Williams. Gabe and Sarah

were married in the summer of 2007 at Haviland Friends Church. As young married students, Gabe and Sarah served as volunteers with the Haviland Friends Youth Group. Gabe graduated in May of 2009 with Music Ministry and Bible Degrees and Sarah graduated with Missions and Bible Degrees. Gabe has served as the Associate Pastor of Rose Hill Friends Church since June of 2009. He specifically serves in the youth, worship, young adult, and Web site ministries of Rose Hill Friends Church. Gabe and Sarah have three children: Isaiah age eight; Isabel age six; and Lydia age two. They are currently applying to be foster parents and hope to soon begin a new season of opening up their home to broken families through fostering. The Hancocks pray the Lord will provide a young child whom they can adopt through this ministry.

Look who’s new Schmutz family welcomes son

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WSU announces Spring 2018 Dean’s Honor Roll Wichita State University has announced the names of more than 2,750 students who were on the WSU dean's honor roll for spring 2018. From Hugoton was Brandi L. Holmes and from Rolla Katie M. Murray. To be included on the dean's honor roll, a student must be enrolled full time (at least 12 credit hours) and earn at least a 3.5 grade point

More than 1,900 students completed degrees at Wichita State University in spring 2018. From Rolla was Katie M. Murray with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Management and Magna Cum Laude. Undergraduate students who have attained a grade point average of 3.9 out of a possible 4.0 received the

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average on a 4.0 scale. WSU enrolls about 15,000 students and offers more than 50 undergraduate degree programs in more than 150 areas of study in six undergraduate colleges. The Graduate School offers an extensive program including more than 40 master's degrees that offer study in more than 100 areas; a specialist in educa-

tion degree; and doctoral degrees in applied mathematics; audiology; chemistry; communication sciences and disorders; human factors and community/clinical psychology; educational leadership; nursing practice; physical therapy; and aerospace, electrical, industrial and mechanical engineering.

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Jason and Sheena Schmutz of Liberal are proud to announce the birth of their son William Rowdy Schmutz born December 8, 2017 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita at 7:18 a.m. This handsome little baby weighed six pounds, six ounces and was 19.25 inches long. He was welcomed home by his proud big sister Ryder. Proud grandparents are Roger and Judy Lynch of Hugoton and Ed and Jeanette Ladd from Hutchinson, as well as great grandmother Ila Ventsam of Haven.

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Hugoton’s Bridge Club met Thursday afternoon, July 12 for their weekly game. Betty Willis served as hostess for the group and also ended up tying for third place with Donita Graham. Taking the first place prize with his high score was Dave Eckert. Jan Black finished up second this week. If you’d like to find out more about Bridge Club, contact Dorothy Hagman at 620-544-2945. They meet Thursday afternoons after lunch at the Hugoton Senior Center.

summa cum laude award; those with an average of 3.55 received the magna cum laude award; and those with an average of 3.25 received the cum laude. WSU enrolls about 15,000 students and offers more than 50 undergraduate degree programs in more than 150 areas of study in six undergraduate colleges. The Graduate School offers an extensive program including more than 40 mas-

ter’s degrees offering study in more than 100 areas; a specialis t in education degree; and doctoral degrees in applied mathematics; audiology; chemistry; communication sciences and disorders; human factors and community/ clinical psychology; educational leadership; nursing practice; physical therapy; and aerospace, electrical, industrial and mechanical engineering.

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in The Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, July 19, 2018) 3t IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Margaret I. Flummerfelt, deceased, CASE NO. 17-PR-33 NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are notified that a petition has been filed in this Court by James E. Flummerfelt, duly appointed, qualified and acting Executor of the Estate of Margaret I. Flummerfelt, deceased, requesting that Petitioner’s acts be approved; the Waivers of petitioner’s 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 rea-

sonable, 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 Petitioner be finally discharged as Executor of the Estate of Margaret I. Flummerfelt, deceased, and Petitioner be released from further liability. You are required to file your written defenses to the petition on or before August 14, 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. JAMES E. FLUMMERFELT, Executor BROLLIER, WOLF & KUHARIC Box 39, Hugoton, KS 67951 (620) 544-8555 Attorneys for Executor


History from the Hermes by Ruthie Winget

Thursday, July 27, 1978 City Clerk Ralph Peterson submitted his resignation at the City Council meeting July 24, 1978. Tom Hicks, currently the assistant city clerk, was voted in to take over the position as city clerk. Tom has worked for the city since 1970 and has a working understanding of his responsibilities. Thursday, July 24, 1958 The Evans Oil Company gasoline truck, driven by Glen Evans, rolled into the highway ditch at the state side of the Moscow-Hooker highway. Mr. Evans was not injured. He stated the heavy rainfall blinded him. Friday, July 15, 1938 Hugoton has several aircooled businesses. Some homes also have portable air cooling systems. This may be a project for future use. Friday, July 7, 1933 Several farmers have told

us during the past few days of losing cattle from weed poisoning. The animals have apparently dropped dead in the field without a struggle.

Farmers everywhere are forced to graze their stock in the fields, along the roads, and everywhere that there are green weeds for them to

Three groups of summer school students toured the Hugoton Hermes office last week. They were shown type being set, operation of newspaper press, how cuts are made for the paper and other operations. In the photo above, a few of the students watch Tom Hall feed the news press. This photo was taken from the July 18, 1968 issue of The Hugoton Hermes.

eat. It is possible they find weeds that cause the poisoning. Friday, July 20, 1928 Monday night, the largest loaded train ever pulled from the Hugoton years was taken out by engine 903. The train consisted of 132 cars, 119 of which were loaded with wheat, carrying 233,000 bushels. The train was on its way east and had picked up its enormous load between Felt and Hugoton. The train had quite a time climbing the Satanta hill and had to be cut before it managed to get into Satanta. Hugoton sent out fifteen of the loaded cars and Moscow sent out sixteen cars. If any readers have pictures or memories for the history page of The Hermes, please bring them in to Ruthie Winget at The Hugoton Hermes newspaper.

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Memories from Yesteryear

A.A. Farmer A.A. Farmer came to Stevens County in the exciting days of 1885. He arrived in a covered wagon and located on land near Old Voorhees, seventeen miles south of Hugoton. A.A. was the eldest of the three children of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Farmer. He was born at Crown Point, In., May 21, 1858. His early farming was done with an ox team. In this section of Stevens County, he pioneered the way in raising melon seed for commercial purposes and would ship as high as 20,000 pounds a year to eastern firms. When the growing of seed was taken by others and the abundance of the product brought low prices, A.A. turned to cattle and accumulated a large herd. A.A. Farmer was one of the early settlers who was here when times got just as hard as they possibly could get and then got harder. He related that during those trying times, the despised jackrabbit of today formed their principal diet. They boiled, fried, roasted, stewed,

stuffed, dried and pickled the rabbit and ate him with relish in his various forms. Once when times were real hard and the world around looked pretty blue and the “grub steak” was running low, a large black stallion came in from the foothills and began playing havoc with a bunch of A.A.’s ponies. A.A. watched his maneuvers for a time and figured unless he stopped him, the whole herd would be led away to the mountains. So A.A. took his trusted rifle and walked down toward the herd where this “king of the plains” was circling his bunch of horses. With due deliberation and keen aim, he drew his gun and slew him. He then walked up to his conquered foe and cut off a ham and went home to dinner. The meat was cooked and A.A. said the children liked it, but somehow it didn’t taste so good to him. However it was at least something to eat. He went back to his jackrabbit diet. Taken from the “History of Stevens County and Its People,” published in 1979.

Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum Curator Stanley McGill brought in these pictures. The photo at left depicts a local grocery store of the 1920s. Is this the Brower’s Grocery Store? The photo above pictures Bob (R.L.) Smith, Ed Joslin and Mrs. Baird Parsons while they relax in the Stevens County Treasurer’s office. R.L. Smith was Stevens County Treasurer and mayor of Hugoton several times. Thanks Stanley.

Ivan(t) to be cool Rolla History from David Stout

Ivan Perkins was someone who personified what it meant to be cool in the 1950s and ‘60s, getting an early start in 1954 when he was merely nine years old. Unlike the rest of us, he had a motor scooter. However, he was also the only one in our fourth grade class to ever have a motor scooter accident, and half of his face was horribly scraped. Luckily, he had no permanent scars. After that, Ivan played it cool with hot coffee while the rest of us stuck with cold milk. Realizing hot was cool, it wasn’t long before Ivan started smoking. The interesting thing about his smoking was that unlike others who snuck a cig here and there in a rebellious way, Ivan wasn’t rebelling, nor was he doing it to be cool. He just smoked because he wanted to. When we all became teenagers, some guys tried too hard to be cool. We’d try doing this with our clothes or our cars, but we only came off as cocky and arrogant, but Ivan was just naturally cool without working at it. Take his 1959 409 Chevy Impala, for example. Man, that was the coolest car, but because Ivan knew auto me-

chanics, he didn’t go out knew how to for sports; he make his 409 didn’t sing or hotter and play any incooler still. strument; he Jimmy Littell didn’t run for commented any of the varabout once ious political Ivan’s sophistipositions, eicated knowlther within edge of auto our class, mechanics, much less pointing out outside our Ivan could simclass, (but he ply tell by the did have the sound of his coolest hairengine when cut and a way he was getting of combing Ivan Perkins too close to the his naturally danger zone and it was time wavy hair). Ivan didn’t go to shift gears. No need for along with the crowd, and he him to check his RPM gage; didn’t have to work at being he was too cool for that. cool; he was just Of course, when he naturally cool. bought a trench coat, it Ivan’s cool approach to wasn’t just any old trench everything even carried over coat. One morning as he ap- into the locker room. Of proached the main doors of course, guys in locker rooms RHS, his trench coat flowed talked about girls, but unlike around him like a cape and the rest of us disparaging the several of us boys just inside unpopular girls, Ivan was the the doors marveled at his cool one, talking about them coolness, walking up the in the most respectful and sidewalk towards us – but to cool way. Of one unpopular him it was just a coat. He girl in particular, Ivan wasn’t trying to “out-cool” pointed out she had flawus. lessly beautiful skin. His way The intriguing thing of looking at girls had such about Ivan was that he didn’t an impact on us that this girl “do” anything to be cool. He rose to regal prominence in high school before we all graduated. His cool elevated the uncool one to the cool zone. One of the embarrassing pranks we boys often did back in those days was to give someone a “wedgie” when we spotted a guy’s jock strap peeking above his gym shorts or swimming trunks. And Ivan? He was cool, nonchalantly laughing it off with the rest of us, just like he always did. The only time I ever saw Ivan lose his cool was when our class was in the Club MyO-My in New Orleans as I ex-

plained several weeks ago.1 Most of the guys in our class didn’t know about the nature of the place, and Ivan Perkins and Lloyd Dixon were really hootin’ and hollerin’ during the show for the “girls” to take off another article of clothing even though I kept telling them they were barkin’ up the wrong tree. And boy, did they have their eyes opened when the “girls” finally took off their tops, exposing their very flat chests. That was the only time I ever saw an uncool Ivan, his jaw dropping down to his chest. Unlike the time he challenged us to see the beauty in unpopular girls, Ivan didn’t have anything cool to

say about these “uncool girls.” Ivan finally lost his cool.


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

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Emergency haying and grazing available U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director David Schemm announced Thursday 43 Kansas counties are authorized for emergency haying and grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for the remainder of fiscal year 2018, which runs through September 30. Morton County was named among those 43 counties. A map of authorized counties can be found on the Kansas FSA Web page, Local FSA county committees in these counties designated as D2 (severe drought) level on the U.S. Drought Monitor have requested and been approved by the Kansas FSA State Committee for emergency hay/graze beginning July 16. The emergency grazing period for these counties will end September 30, 2018. The emergency haying authorizations ends 30 calendar days from the authorization date, not to exceed August 15, 2018. No haying or grazing can occur prior to July 16, 2018. CRP practices eligible currently do NOT include CP25. “Kansas FSA is dedicated to helping our producers when they face challenging situations like the drought Kansas is currently experiencing. By authorizing the release of these CRP acres, we can give producers access to desperately needed forage and grazing,” said SED Schemm. "Eligible producers who are interested in emergency haying and grazing of CRP must request approval through their local FSA before haying and grazing eligible acreage and obtain a modified conservation plan from the NRCS that includes haying and grazing provisions. Current provisions allow grazing on up to 100 percent of a field based upon the forage management plan developed by NRCS and up to 75 percent stocking rate," Schemm added. There will be no CRP annual rental payment reduction for 2018 emergency haying and grazing authorizations. To take advantage of the emergency grazing provisions, authorized producers can use the CRP acreage for their own livestock or may grant another livestock producer use of the CRP acreage. The eligible CRP acreage is limited to acres located within the approved county. In counties authorized for emergency haying and grazing, producers are reminded that the same CRP acreage cannot be both hayed and/or grazed at the same time. For example, if 50 percent of a field or contiguous field is hayed, the remaining unhayed 50 percent cannot be grazed; it must remain unhayed and ungrazed for wildlife. In addition, participants are limited to one hay cutting and are not permitted to sell any of the hay. For more information and to request approval for emergency haying or grazing use of CRP acres, producers should contact their local county FSA office. Contact information can be found online at USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.

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ing at night, and there are safety considerations to keep in mind. Once the sun sets, your boat needs to have navigation lights on. Motor boats less than 40 feet long should have a white light at the stern, visible all around, and a light at the bow, showing red on the port side and green on the starboard side. A white light should be visible when the boat is at anchor. Wear your lifejacket and become familiar with the area before it gets dark. Go slow and use a hand-held spotlight to locate shorelines or obstacles while under power. If your sonar has GPS,

Don’t give up your fishing habit just because it’s hot - just start fishing at night and leave a light on! use the map page with the trackback function on so you’ll have a safe route back to the ramp in the dark. For some great tips on catching crappie under the lights, check out the July/ August 2018 issue of Kansas

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Rural Remedies

by Stevens County Extension Agent Ron Honig - Agriculture and Natural Resources Post-Harvest Weed Control in Wheat Stubble Wheat harvest finished up with a mix of wet weather and left harvested fields with enough topsoil moisture to stimulate weed growth. Dryland fields with thin stands of stubble will get weedy in short order following recent rains. Sweeping fields during periods of dry weather is always an option, but scattered showers makes tillage somewhat unreliable and opens up the soil for moisture evaporation. K-State Weed Management Specialists Dallas Peterson and Curtis Thompson recommend the following options for chemical weed control following wheat harvest: Glyphosate probably needs to stay in the mix. We still see good control on grasses with glyphosate and it helps more than we realize with most broadleaf weeds at a reasonable cost. The standard rate is 32 oz./acre of a 4 lb./gal. glyphosate product, or 22 oz./acre of a 6 lb. product. However, glyphosate, along with surfactant and AMS, should always be a tank mix partner with other broadleaf herbicides. Adding 2-4,D LVE up to 1 qt/acre or dicamba up to 1 pint per acre can greatly help with broadleaf control on glyphosate resistant weeds. Caution should be taken around sensitive crops such as soybeans and cotton.

Keep in mind that cotton is much more sensitive to 24,D than dicamba and soybeans are much more sensitive to dicamba than 24,D. Of course, much of the cotton and beans now have genetic tolerance to the most troublesome herbicides, but it is hard to know what resistance neighboring fields may have. The use of labeled ultralow volatility formulations of 2,4-D and dicamba can be used to alleviate potential vapor-drift problems. Sharpen is another herbicide tank-mix partner that may help with control of pigweeds and provide some residual control. Sharpen works best with the addition of methylated seed oil and can provide some good burndown on smaller weeds. If weeds are too big, however, Sharpen tends to burn the tops and the plants eventually recover. Sharpen requires complete coverage so using 15 to 20 gallons/acre of spray solution is important. Another herbicide that can be added to the burndown treatments for residual broadleaf weed control in wheat stubble is flumioxazin (Valor and others). Flumioxazin has been used as a preplant/preemerge treatment in soybeans for years, but has not been used in wheat stubble because of the cost. However, with the recent re-

duction in flumioxazin prices, it may be an option worth considering, especially to provide some residual control on pigweeds. Wheat can be planted 30 days after a 2 oz/ac application or 60 days after a 3 oz/ac Valor application, if at least one inch of rain occurs between application and planting. Corn, sorghum, cotton, sunflowers, or soybeans can be planted the following spring following a flumioxazin treatment. Paraquat is a contact herbicide that can be an alternative to glyphosate. Spray volumes are critical and 20 gallons/acre or higher of spray solution is preferred, especially on larger weeds. Paraquat also needs to be applied with a nonionic surfactant or crop oil concentrate to enhance surface coverage of the plant foliage. Grass control will vary based on growth stage. A tank mix of with atrazine will enhance paraquat’s weed control and provide some residual control, if planning to rotate to corn or sorghum next spring. Likewise, metribuzin can be tank-mixed with paraquat to provide residual weed control, if planning to rotate to soybeans in the spring. K-State publication SRP1139: 2018 Chemical Weed Control for Field Crops, Pastures, Rangeland, and Noncropland is available online or in paperback form at the Extension office for additional information.

Hugoton FFA Chapter attends State Conference for chapter leaders Explorers have searched the world for countless generations in search of the lost city of Atlantis. Working to come together to find “Aglantis” and to lead their FFA chapter into discovery of what is possible through the FFA was the mission of the members of the Hugoton FFA Chapter at the 2018 State Conference for Chapter Leaders (SCCL), July 1 to July 3 at Rock Springs Ranch, south of Junction City. Members of the Hugoton FFA Chapter joined over 200 Kansas FFA members on a journey to further develop their ability to lead their local FFA chapter and develop their chapter vision and goals. Throughout the conference, the six state FFA officers related the theme of deep sea exploration to being a chapter leader and “Diving Deep Into Leadership”. Members who attended the conference were Megan Newlon, Hal Wettstein, Kynna Crawford, Karina Rodriguez, Casle Heger, JC Blakeley and David Barker. SCCL gives chapter FFA leaders the chance to make many discoveries for their up-coming year of service. Key points the members learned and experienced

during the conference included: purpose and growth, being an officer, challenging the status quo, creating a shared vision, and pulling it all together . Through workshops facilitated by both the state FFA officers and a select group of agricultural education instructors, the students experienced the importance of these points first hand. Members also packaged 30,000 meals to be distributed across the state of Kansas. “This year’s conference focus is teamwork-how improving ourselves as both leaders and team members will lead to more effective FFA chapters. We have a really fun deep-sea theme, titled “Journey to Aglantis,” state FFA president, Max Harman, said. “The conference concluded with participants having created

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PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in The Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, July 5, 2018) 3t IN THE 26th JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF ANGELICA CHANTAL SHUCK To Change Her Name to: ANGELICA CHANTAL SHEETS Case No. 18CV27 PURSUANT TO K.S.A. CHAPTER 60 NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL WHO ARE OR MAY BE CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that Angelica Chantal Shuck, filed a Petition in the above court on the 2nd day of July,

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. TATE & KITZKE L.L.C. 1024 S. Trindle/P.O. Box 909 Hugoton, KS 67951

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By Phoebe Brummett

Arleen Clinesmith retires after sixteen years All good things must come to an end. As students enter the school buildings next year, the high school students might believe they have entered the wrong building. Mrs. Arleen Clinesmith has decided to not return to Rolla next year so she will be able to help with some family obligations. Jamie Milburn has moved to the high school po-

sition from her elementary position and Kris Dixon was hired to replace Jamie. Arleen has been a mainstay in the Rolla High School for 16 years, working as the high school secretary under at least three administrators. She ran the all important day care for many years before deciding to enter a different type of workforce. Arleen is married to Rusty Clinesmith. They have three grown children, Lacee, Marshall and Karly, all Rolla graduates. Lacee is married to Jake Lamb and they currently reside in El Paso, Tx.

with Arleen’s grandchildren, Bailee and Ethan. Marshall is married to Charlee (Pierson) and they are currently residing in Manhattan. Karly just completed her dental hygienist degree and is engaged to Chandler Huddleston. Karly resides in Canyon, Tx. Arleen was recognized for her years of service to Rolla at the Rolla Revitalization Meeting Tuesday, July 10. She will be greatly missed but everyone wishes her well with whatever God deems necessary now.

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Saying “See You Later” to Arleen Clinesmith.

Rolla Recreation will be having an organizational meeting for fall sports. The volleyball meeting for third grade through fifth grade girls will be Thursday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rolla Rec office. Coaches will be needed if enough girls are interested. The football boys

“First String” Basketball Team, Rolla, Morton County, 1961-1962 includes, left to right, Gary Bane, Rick Williamson, Calvin Perkins, Gary Clinesmith, Gary Vogt, David Stout, Jerry

meeting for third grade through sixth grade will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the rec office. Coaches will be needed for the boys as well if enough are interested. Let’s make Rolla great again by supporting the recreation commission!

Dannels, Merlin Stout, Jerold Hubbard and Bob Niles. In front are coaches Ron Reed and Neill Hays. Photo courtesy of David Stout.

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Teachers attend summer training to make Rolla Quest a reality. Pictured standing left to right are Kris Hall, John Barrett, Suzanne Murray, Gardell Schnable, Kim Clark, Kim Mauk, Traci

Taylor and Terri Daniels. Seated are Kelly Schnable, Dawn Hart, Jessie Slaughter and Becky Sohm. Photo courtesy of Kim Mauk.

Rolla Quest will begin during the next school year USD 217 Rolla schools look forward to the Rolla Quest beginning for the 2018-2019 school year. During the week of June 25-29, ten teachers along with both administrators attended the Summit Learning Training session in Kansas City, Mo. Teachers learned about how

to use habits of success to leverage learning of cognitive skills for students. In addition, teacher mentoring and personalized learning time for students will be at the heart of the Rolla Quest. Please plan to join the staff for open house Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the

Sherry Kelling receives quilt for retirement Sherry Kelling has been making music happen for Rolla’s students for 25 years. She has decided to retire from Rolla, bringing an era to an end. Rachel Dunn created a lovely handmade quilt, complete with musical notes and something that looks like sheet music. Rachel, her granddaughter Samantha and her two nieces, Kyri and Kylie Brummett presented the quilt to Mrs. Kelling at her home Tuesday, July 3. Mrs. Kelling was almost moved to tears but kept them in check. She will be greatly missed at Rolla.

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Ideas abound at Rolla Revitalization meeting The Rolla Revitalization meeting was Tuesday, July 10 at the Rolla Civic Center. John Barrett facilitated the meeting, updating about the happenings around Rolla. Members from the Rolla

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new gym to learn more about the Rolla Quest. In addition, each month, a parent open house event will take place to continue to support students, parents, and staff. Please feel free to visit the Web site at for updates as well.


Recreation and Rolla School Boards were also on hand to answer any questions. Rolla Recreation wants to increase their mill levy to five mills to offset the drop in valuation. They also want to gain more access to the weight room by possibly hiring someone to monitor the activities there. The members of the two boards would like to have a joint meeting with Rolla’s three current boards: the City Council, Rolla Rec and the School Board. Since both the rec board and school boards have already met in July, the next meeting for city council will be July 16 at 7:00 p.m. Members of the two previously mentioned boards will attend the city council meeting, if possible. The school has returned from their extensive training for the new school year with both excitement and trepidation. The day care did not generate enough support to open. Discussion is still ongoing about the restaurant. Courtney Reza has compiled a comprehensive list of places offering grants to help small communities revitalize. She is willing to share the list with anyone who would be willing to take steps to pursue the funds and information. The group decided no August meeting was needed at this time. The next meeting will take place at a future date if needed.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF HUGOTON, KANSAS, DETERMINING THE ADVISABILITY OF FINANCING THE ACQUISITION AND IMPROVEMENTS OF A BUILDING FOR CITY PURPOSES BY THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A LEASE PURCHASE AGREEMENT. WHEREAS, the Hugoton City Council (the “Governing Body”) of the City of Hugoton, Kansas (the “City”) has considered the need of the City and its residents for the acquisition and improvements of a building for City purposes, including for use by the Hugoton Police Department (the “Improvements”), and have found and determined that the acquisition of the Improvements is in the public interest; and WHEREAS, the Governing Body has considered various means of financing the acquisition of the Improvements, and has found and determined that it would be in the public interest to acquire the Improvements through the execution and delivery of a lease purchase agreement; and WHEREAS, pursuant to K.S.A. 12101 et seq., and subject to the conditions set forth in K.S.A. 101116c, the City has legal authority to authorize the acquisition of the Improvements and the financing of such acquisition through the execution and delivery of a lease purchase agreement. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HUGOTON CITY COUNCIL; Section 1. Authorization to Acquire, Construct and Equip the Improvements. The City is hereby authorized to complete final plans and specifications and to acquire and remodel the Improvements, at an estimated cost of not to exceed $135,000.00. Section 2. Intent to Enter into Lease Purchase Agreement. The Governing Body and City staff shall commence negotiations to enter into a lease purchase agreement (the “Lease”) to provide financing for the acquisition of the Improvements, which Lease shall contain such terms, conditions and provisions as shall be acceptable to the Governing Body. Section 3. Conditions to Execution and Delivery of Lease. The execution and delivery of the Lease is subject to the publication and protest period re-

quirements of K.S.A. 101116c, adoption of a resolution approving the forms and authorizing the execution of the Lease and execution and delivery of such legal documents as may be necessary in connection with it, the terms of which shall be satisfactory to the Governing Body and to the lessor named therein. Section 4. Expenditure of Funds in Anticipation of Financing. In order to permit and expedite the acquisition of the Improvements and realization of the public benefits to be derived from it, the City may expend lawfully available funds prior to execution and delivery of the Lease, which may be reimbursed upon execution and delivery of the Lease. This Resolution shall constitute a declaration of official intent under Treasury Regulation Section 1.150-2. Section 5. Total of Payments; Publication of Resolution. The expected total of all payments to be made by the City pursuant to the Lease (excluding amounts required for maintenance, taxes or insurance on the Improvements) is $162,265.50. The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish this Resolution once each week for 2 consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation within the boundaries of the City. If a protest petition signed by not less than 5% of the qualified voters of the City, as determined by the vote for secretary of state at the last general election, is filed with the County election officer within 30 days following the last publication of this Resolution, the proposed Lease shall not take effect unless approved by a majority of the qualified voters of the City voting at an election to be held thereon as prescribed in K.S.A. 101116c. Section 6. Further Authority. The officials and staff of the City, the City Attorney, and other consultants are authorized to proceed with the planning and document preparation of the Improvements, the Lease and other legal documents necessary in order to comply with the intent of this resolution, subject to final approval of such documents by the Governing Body. ADOPTED by the Hugoton City Council, on July 9, 2018. (SEAL) /s/ Jack E. Rowden Jack E. Rowden, Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Carrie L. Baeza Carrie L. Baeza, Hugoton City Clerk

By Phoebe Brummett


The Hugoton Hermes | Thursday, July 19, 2018 |


All school reunion is great success Alumni of Rolla High School from the Classes of 1948 to 2018 gathered together Saturday, July 14 in a reunion with their schoolmates. The Neill Hays family did a lot of the coordinating of this year’s alumni reunion, with assistance from Janice Hollis, Jerold Hubbard, Brent Hays, Kent Milburn, Dana Kallenbach and a host of others behind the scenes. Bart Hays and younger brother Brock emceed the event, with funny anecdotes from their years at Rolla. Olivia Grubbs of Hugoton entertained the audience with her rendition of “You’re a Grand Ole’ Flag”. Carrol Kallenbach was recognized as a former corporal in the Army and as a member of the Class of 1948, the earliest class represented. Carson Milburn, a 2018 graduate, was recognized as the most recent graduate from Rolla. The Class of 1963 was recognized as having the most class members, with seven members present. The first basketball team Neill Hays ever coached was also recognized, with at least two to four members attending. Ron DeGarmo and Charles Milburn were both recognized for their attendance, as Ron is still recovering from his four-wheeler accident and Charlie is recovering from knee replacement surgery. Lila

Hays and Ron Reed were recognized as former Rolla teachers whose teaching impacted many of the lives of Rolla students. All Veterans were recognized and applauded for their service. Janice Hollis organized the entertainment with three members from the Southwest Friends of the Arts of Hugoton, 1987 Rolla graduate Richard Clinesmith and Holly Grubbs and Linda Gooch, both from Hugoton. The crowd laughed and thoroughly enjoyed the show. The 50/50 drawing was next. Fifty percent of the money in the drawing would go to the winner and 50% would go back to the alumni

funds. Brent McDonald had birthday boy Chris Dahl draw. Low and behold, he drew out Brent Hays’ name. Amid a lot of laughter, Brent Hays accepted his “pot” from Brent McDonald. A little bit of business took place, with the usual plea for someone to volunteer to organize the 2020 reunion. The 2020 reunion will be the Hundredth Graduating Class for Rolla. Bart Hays graciously volunteered himself and his extended family to host it again. Attendees were dismissed so they could attend the dance with Riders Ford band in the park or go home, whatever they chose. It was a fun evening!

The crowd of around 150 enjoy the meal prepared by Archuleta’s Catering.

Left to right are Holly Grubbs, Linda Gooch, Richard Clinesmith and Brock Hays.

Olivia Grubbs of Hugoton performed “You’re A Grand Ole’ Flag” to kick off the reunion.

The Hays’ Family is still an integral part of the Rolla community, even though none still live here. Pictured left to right are Katie Hays, Brock Hays, Bart Hays, Rhonda Hays, Matriarch Lila Hays, Becki Richardson, Rex Richardson, Jeanne Hays, Brad Hays, Jan Hays and Brent Hays. Photo courtesy of Dana Kallenbach.

Rolla USD 217 hears request to reinstate cheerleading The Rolla USD 217 School Board had their regular monthly meeting July 9. The meeting was called to order by Jason LaRue. The agenda was approved with two additions to item 9. Personnel, F. In House Substitute and G. SCCC Driver. A letter of interest was read from Phoebe Brummett for the open Dermot school board position. Mrs. Brummett was appointed unanimously, as no one else had applied. The public open forum featured Roni Krey and Jamie Mason with a request to reinstate cheerleading for Rolla. Andrea Reza, Gabby Bolin and Audra Langley were there to voice student support. The board thanked the ladies for their presentation and would revisit the request later in the meeting. Mrs. Mauk requested to move a few items up on the agenda, as the organizational meeting takes quite a bit of time. Curtis Crawford of Alert Alarm Company presented a proposal for Rolla to install alarms at some of the entry and exit doors at the school. Mr. Crawford answered questions from the board. Tim Dunn was the next item moved up. Mr. Dunn presented information about using a different company for the school’s heating and air conditioning needs. Tatro of Ulysses and Garden City has been very responsive and helpful in getting some of the units up and running again. The board thanked Mr. Dunn for his perseverance in finding a new contractor to help with these needs. Jessie Slaughter and John Barrett presented information about the extensive inservice ten teachers attended in Kansas City. The Rolla Quest - as it will be known - is intimidating but the teachers feel they are up to the challenge and are excited about the new school year. The board thanked the teachers for all their hard work in pursuing this new teaching style. The organizational meeting was the next item to take place. Jason LaRue was elected as president and Courtney Reza was elected


vice president. Shelley Barrett was appointed as school board clerk and Jamie Milburn was appointed as district treasurer. The board policy committee is Kent Milburn, Jason LaRue and Josh Johns. Heartland TriState Bank of Rolla and Elkhart and TBK Bank of Elkhart are the official depositories. All eight board members are authorized bank signers. Elkhart TriState News will be the official newspaper and Rick Yoxall will be the school attorney. Shelley Barrett will be the designated KPERS representative, Kim Mauk the Freedom of Information Office and Title Programs coordinator, Tammi Bolin the Food Service Representative, Kim Mauk the Hearing Official for Free and Reduced Priced Meal Appeals, Gardell Schnable as Determining Official for Free and Reduced Priced Meal Applications, Kim Mauk and Gardell Schnable as Truancy Officers K-12, Gardell Schnable as Section 504 Coordinator, Jason LaRue as KASB Governmental Relations Network representative, with Kent Milburn as the alternate, James Langley as the HPEC board representative and all board members as alternates. Courtney Reza, James Langley and Josh Johns will serve on the negotiations team. Meal prices were set as follows: K-5 breakfast $1.65, lunch $2.65, 6-12 breakfast $1.75, lunch $2.75, Employees breakfast $2.00, lunch $3.65, breakfast guests $3.00 and lunch guests $4.00. Reduced breakfast will remain at $.30 and reduced lunch at $.40. Student fees remained the same. Mileage reimbursement will be at $.545 cents per mile. The substitute rate will remain at $85 per day. Minutes and bills were approved. Resignations were approved with regrets and great appreciation from Arleen Clinesmith from the high school secretary position and from Jamie Milburn from the Richfield Rolla Recreation Commission board member. Terri Daniels was approved as the junior

high science, junior high math, junior high PE, high school volleyball and junior high track positions. Ronda Langley will be added as sophomore class sponsor with Shala LaRue. Jamie Milburn will assist Gardell Schnable with athletic director activities. Kris Dixon will be the new elementary secretary. The classified staff personnel leave policy will be extended to three days, accumulative to six days. Compaan was Tracy approved as the In House Substitute. TV Haganah will be the SCCC driver to Liberal every day. The board voted to not continue the St. Catherine Hospital Athletic Contract, despite a discount from the doctor. The Hiland Dairy bid was approved for the school’s milk products for the 2018-2019 year. July 30 will be a budget meeting at 7:00 a.m. with the hearing taking place at the regular August meeting. The school board reviewed the Alert Alarm Company quote once more and asked for a couple of revisions. The student handbooks were approved with corrections as noted. The Rolla Recreation Commission Mill Levy Resolution was not approved due to lack of information. After a lengthy discussion, cheerleadering is tabled until more information is available. The students will be encouraged to implement a pep club this year and the board might revisit cheerleading at an earlier date for next year. There were just too many things that were not going to be clear this late in the year. Important dates to remember for the future include the All School Enrollment August 13 and 14 from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. In-service dates will be August 15 through August 21. The first day of school is August 22. The next school board meeting will be August 13 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting was adjourned at 11:58 p.m.

Brent McDonald and Brent Hays laugh about Mr. Hays being the 50/50 jackpot winner. Bart Hays, hamming it up for the camera, which is reminiscent of his father Neill Hays.

Vacation Bible School is Saturday at the park Vacation Bible School will be taking place in the Rolla City Park Saturday, July 21. Activities begin at 6:30 p.m. A free hot dog meal will be served, with food donations courtesy of Seaboard, the Morton County Chamber of Commerce, Rolla Recreation and the Rolla School. The Rolla United Methodist Church will be helping provide the craft activity for the children. It’s sure to be a great time! Come and join the fun!

Caroll Kallenbach represents the earliest graduating class of 1948.

Wish Cindy Hittle luck July 30 It’s a happy/sad party in the library Monday, July 30. Cindy Hittle will be retiring and the school has put together a little party for her

from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Join the group in sending Cindy into a happy retirement, even though the community will be sad to see her go.

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in The Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, July 19, 2018)


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| The Hugoton Hermes

620-544-4314 Open 8:30 - 4:30 Mon. - Thurs. & 8:30 - 5:30 Friday 600 S. Main - CSB Annex

Insurance Agency Karen Yoder, Agency Manager 600 S. Main • Hugoton

928 East 11th St Hugoton, KS

HUGOTON UPTOWN AUTOBODY Kenny Omo - John Akers 624 S. Monroe


510 W. Fifth Hugoton Jonathan 620-541-1049 or Will Cullum 620-453-0079 Office 620-428-6333

Serving Hugoton Since 1995 Always have and always will! 620-544-7095


1182 Road Q, (620) 428-6518 Fax 620-428-6527

518 S. MAIN • HUGOTON • 620-544-7626

Pate Agency, LP Don Beesley, Agent

FRIDAY, JULY 20 7:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sorghum Queen Contest, Middle School Auditorium


8:30 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Judging of 4-H and Open Class Horses


Grow With Us!

Hugoton, Kansas 67951

The Crop Insurance Specialists

9:00 a.m. 7:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Public Fashion Revue

Moscow, KS

Hansen-Mueller Company

A respected leader in the grain industry since 1979.

THURSDAY, JULY 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fashion Revue



Northwest Cotton Growers Co-op Gin


Office: 620-544-8068 Cell: 620-544-6888 Equal Opportunity Provider

OWENS WELDING & CUSTOM FABRICATION 1411 Industrial St., Hugoton, KS 428-2148

Jordan Air, Inc. 620-544-4361 Highway 56 West Hugoton

8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Superintendents’ Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fair Work Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stevens County Fair Parade-Main Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kids’ Night, Arena Building-Fairgrounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jason Pritchett- Free Concert


9:00 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-H and Open Class Dog Show 9:30 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-H and Open Class Hand-Held Pets Show 9:00 a.m.-noon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-H Photography Consultation Judging-4-H Building 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Backyard Cookoff—Sponsored by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stevens County Fair Association 11:30 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Free Hamburger & Hot Dog Feed—Sponsored by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stevens County Sheriff’s Department 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-H Food Consultation Judging-Office Building 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-H Arts & Crafts Buildings (only) to Enter Exhibits 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Registration for Pedal Tractor Pull 6:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pedal Tractor Pull-Fairgrounds 8:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Love Band-Free Concert

Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home


Good Luck 4-H and FFA 314 S. Van Buren • Hugoton, Ks. 67951 620-544-4122




David & Brandy Robson

1212 W 2nd St. Liberal, KS 67901 (620) 624-5647

Enjoy the Fair!


Kramer, Nordling & Nordling LLC

218 S. Main St. 544-4660

209 East Sixth Street, Hugoton 620-544-4333

Twisted H Liquor

610 E. 11th in

Hwy 51 East Hugoton, KS (620) 544-4351

Special Orders Welcome 109 W. 5th St.Hugoton 620-544-2602

CallDavid Light

Hugoton 620-544-8587 601 S. Main 620-544-4331

Your Oklahoma & Kansas Ag Specialist

Jeff Ramsey

613 S. Main • 620-544-4303 • Hugoton

522 S. Main Hugoton, KS 620-544-4321


• Electric Lin Goode Plumbing Heat & Air S. Jackson Company LLC 519 620-544-4349

See You At The Fair!


Commodity Hauling Hugoton, Ks.

Serving The Community for over 100 Years!

PO Box 38, Hugoton, Ks. 67951

Jason Rios 620-544-4379

Tate & Kitzke LLC 620-544-7323

531 S. Jackson

Hugoton, KS


Dustin Johnson Financial Advisor

608 S. Main Street Hugoton, Kansas 67951





Stevens County Inn 1004 East 11th Street, Hugoton

620-544-7766 • 800-780-7234


1024 S. Trindle St., Hugoton 620-544-2103 1012 S Main St. PO Box 308 Hugoton, KS 67951

620.544.4388 “Helping You Put the Pieces Together”

EAGLE RV PARK 1471 Rd. 13, Hugoton, KS


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502 S Jackson St - Hugoton (620) 544-8908


8:00 - 11:00 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .All Buildings Open For Entering Exhibits 11:00 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ALL BUILDINGS CLOSED for Exhibits 12:00 noon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Luncheon for Superintendents and Judges 1:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Judging of Exhibits 1:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Judging of 4-H & Open Class Rabbits & Poultry 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Religious Night - Ministerial Alliance 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Buildings Open 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Old Timers Registration 8:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-H Food Auction, Fairgrounds

1026 S. Main Hugoton 620-544-8011




General Contractor Hugoton, Ks.

FRIDAY, JULY 27 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Buildings are open 8:30 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Judging of 4-H/FFA & Open Class Cattle 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Old Timers’ Registration 10:30 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Judging of Round Robin Showmanship 4:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Old Timers’ Show 5:00-6:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barbeque and Watermelon Feed 6:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Parade of Champions 6:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-H/FFA Livestock Sale 8:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Country Rewind featuring Delisa Dawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .and Elijah Chastain, Free Concert


531 S. Main St. 620-544-4065

Great Plains Gas Compression Inc. 210 East First Street | Hugoton, Kansas 67951 Phone (620) 544-4191 | Fax (620) 544-4141

Customer Service 1-800-890-5554 Emergency Service 1-800-694-8989

Hoskinson Water Well Service “Your Complete Domestic Well Service”

620-544-7978 401 S Main Hugoton 620-544-8726

SATURDAY, JULY 28 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Release Exhibits 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pick Up Fair Premiums

Insurance and Financial Services

510 Northwest Ave. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.


Dealer of Certified Wheat •Agripro •Home of High Plains Hybrids


Across from the United Prairie Ag office.

Pat’s Plumbing

Licensed & Insured Hugoton 509 NW Ave. 620-544-2017 West Road 11 620-544-8898

120 W. 6th Street Hugoton KS. 67951 Office 620-544-2800

Eagles Landing C- Store

Debbie L. Nordling, State Farm Agent 617 S. Main, Hugoton, KS 67951 620-544-8528 - Phone 620-544-8527 - Fax

620-544-3056 620-544-4017

1114 S. Monroe • Hugoton

E-Z ACCESS SELF-STORAGE Paul & Shannon Nordyke 544-7189 or Cell 544-3746 Floor Covering Wide Selection of In-Stock Carpet

Moscow 300 N. Road 20 620-598-2214 East Hwy 56 620-598-2101

Hi-Plains Lumber 507 S. Main • Hugoton • 620-544-4304

ANIMAL HEALTH CENTER Hwy 56 North • (620) 544-7848 Dr. Gary L. Baughman Moscow Kansas 8 620-598-2564

Curtis & Toni Crawford

Dine in or Take out

700 South Main

(620) 417-9024 Agricultural Sales and Services, Direct and Local

(620) 544-TIRE (8473) Highway 51 East Hugoton, KS 67951

THURSDAY, JULY 26 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Buildings are open 9:00 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Judging of 4-H/FFA & Open Class Swine 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Old Timers’ Registration 4:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . .Judging of 4-H Open Class Goats, Bucket Calves and Sheep 8:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Phil Vandel, Free Concert


When Quality Counts

600 E. 11th • 544-8686

CIRCLE H FARMS LLC 1242 Road 12 620-544-2688

1520 W 10th Hugoton (620) 544-8995

1850 W. Oklahoma Ave Ulysses (620) 356-1211

SnoBall P igs R Us Special Fair Time Mon.-Fri. 3-6 p.m. Sat. 3-9 p.m.| Sun 6-9 p.m. on Main Street across from the Park

Willis Insurance Agency, LLC Warren and Amanda Willis Hugoton 620-544-4732

BROWN-DUPREE OIL CO. INC. 1400 S. Washington St. 620-544-9010 Toll Free 1-800-682-4143

513 W. First Street Hugoton 620-544-2195


Stevens County Hospital 620-544-8511

Stevens County Retail Pharmacy 620-544-8512

Stevens County Medical Clinic 620-544-8563

Pioneer Manor 620-544-2023

620-417-5679 Office 620-544-7629 Fax Ed Stevenson RN ~ Alicia Stevenson Hugoton, KS 67951

611 E. 11th St., Hugoton, KS 544-4961


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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.



Hermes Deadline Monday 5 pm

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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.

Heavy equipment experience, good work skills. Benefits include affordable health, dental and vision. ESOP Retirement Program

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

Please apply at: Centerfire Feedyard 10925 S Road P Ulysses, Ks. 67880

Resumes may be emailed to




(First published in The Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, July 19, 2018) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York as successor in interest to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as Trustee for C-BASS Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-RP1 Plaintiff, vs.

Ronald J. Rindels, Susan K. Rindels (Deceased), Jane Doe, and John Doe, et al., Defendants Case No. 18CV29 Court No. Title to Real Estate Involved Pursuant to K.S.A. §60 NOTICE OF SUIT STATE OF KANSAS to the above named Defendants and The Unknown Heirs, executors, devisees, trustees, creditors, and assigns of any deceased defendants; the unknown spouses of any defendants; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of any defendants that are existing, dissolved or dormant corporations; the unknown executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, successors and assigns of any defendants that are or were partners or in partnership; and the unknown guardians, conservators and trustees of any defendants that are minors or are under any legal disability and all other person who are or may be concerned: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Mortgage Foreclosure has

been filed in the District Court of Stevens County, Kansas by The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York as successor in interest to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as Trustee for C-BASS Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-RP1, praying for foreclosure of certain real property legally described as follows: LOT TWELVE (12), BLOCK ONE (1), KALLENBACH'S FIRST ADDITION TO THE CITY OF HUGOTON, STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS, ACCORDING TO THE DULY FILLED AND RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Tax ID: 095-135-21-0-10-03-001.000-00 Commonly known as 1100 South Jefferson Street, Hugoton, KS 67951 (“the Property”) MS186460 for a judgment against defendants and any other interested parties and, unless otherwise served by personal or mail service of summons, the time in which you have to plead to the Petition for Foreclosure in the District Court of Stevens County Kansas will expire on August 29, 2018. If you fail to plead, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the request of plaintiff. MILLSAP & SINGER, LLC By:_____________________________ Chad R. Doornink, #23536 8900 Indian Creek Parkway, Suite 180 Overland Park, KS 66210 (913) 339-9132 (913) 339-9045 (fax) By:_____________________________ Christina E. Carr, #27514 Dwayne A. Duncan, #27533 Aaron M. Schuckman, #22251 612 Spirit Dr. St. Louis, MO 63005 (636) 537-0110 (636) 537-0067 (fax) ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF MS 186460.385031 KJFC

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in The Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, July 5, 2018) 3t IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Peggy Leech, deceased, CASE NO. 17-PR-41 NOTICE OF HEARING 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

Hermes Classified Deadline!

monday 5:00 p.m.



The Hugoton Hermes | Thursday, July 19, 2018 |

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


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

T 3 bedroom


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

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

314 West Fourth - Neat as a pin!! Ranch style 2 bed/1 b, updated wood floors, kitchen appliances, carport, storage shed, fence, cen H/A. Great starter home!! Call today to see this nice property!


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

620-492-6608 Office tfc16

GARAGE SALES YARD SALE: Friday, July 20, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 21, 7:30 - 10:00 a.m., 809 S. Van Buren, Antiques, Collectibles, Household Items, Leather Western Purses, Vintage Fishing Lures ---------------GARAGE SALE: Friday, July 20, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 21, 7:00 - 11:00 a.m., 1404 S. Madison --------------GARAGE SALE: Friday, July 20, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 21, 8:00 a.m. - ???. 800 S. Polk, Vintage Furniture, Glassware, Bedding, Toys, Lots of Miscellaneous, Great Prices! -------------ST. HELEN CATHOLIC CHURCH GARAGE SALE: Saturday, July 21, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, Rectory Center Next to St. Helen Catholic Church - 1011 S. Jefferson in Hugoton. The Garage Sale Is an Annual Fundraiser for Our Youth Group. St. Helen Youth Attend the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, In. in November 2019. Thank You for Your Support! --------------TWO FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Saturday, July 21, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 2062 High School Road in Moscow. Home Decor, Boys’ Clothing, Girls’ Clothing and Lots of Miscellaneous --------------

SUPPORT GROUPS PREGNANT? NEED HELP? Call Birthright of Garden City, 620-276-3605 or Birthline of Liberal, 1404 N. Western, 620-626-6763. (tfc3) -------------ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will help you if you sincerely want to stop drinking. Call 544-9047. (tfc1) ---------------


AL-Anon Family Group

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

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

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

703 S Van Buren -Nice property, convenient kitchen w/appliances, nice updates in kitchen & baths, finished bsmt, central H/A, located in nice neighborhood. Call to see this property!!

500 East 3rd St - Nice Ranch Style Brick, Open floor plan, 3 bed/2 b, cen H/A, fence, sprinkler, unfinished part bsmt, att garage. Call today to see this nice property!! 1011 S Jackson St - Located close to schools, medical & downtown merchants! Ranch style, 3 bd/2 b, convenient kitchen w/abundant storage, cen H/A, fence. Call to schedule your showing!!

1027 S Jackson - This charmer begs you to come on in and sit a spell! 1.5 story, 4 bed/2 ba, cen H/A, kitchen appliances, wood floors, det garage, fence and much, much more!! Call today to see this cozy cottage!!



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!!

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.

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

SOLD 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!!


trustees of any defendants who are minors or under any legal disability; and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, and assigns of any person alleged to be deceased and any person claiming an interest in the real estate that is the subject matter of this litigation,




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!!


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

STATE OF KANSAS TO THE ABOVENAMED DEFENDANTS, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS WHO ARE OR MAY BE CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in the District Court of Stevens County, Kansas, by the Plaintiff, City of Hugoton, praying for a decree quieting the title to West Ten feet (W10’) of Lots One (1), Two (2) and Three (3) and the East Ten feet (E10’) of Lots Four (4), Five (5) and Six (6), all located in Block Ninety-six (96), City of Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, according to the duly filed and recorded plat thereof. You are required to plead to said Petition on or before the 27th day of August , 2018, in said Court at Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said Petition. CITY OF HUGOTON Plaintiff TATE & KITZKE L.L.C. 1024 S. Trindle, P. O. Box 909 Hugoton, KS 67951-0909 620-544-2103 Attorneys for Plaintiff

146 S. Jefferson 3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car detached garage TOO MANY to list!


1501 S Madison - Beautiful bi-level, 5 bed/2 SOLD bath, att garage, central H/A, fpl (2), deck, in ground sprinkler, corner lot, good location! Call Karen today to see this gorgeous prop- 507 Jayhawk Ave - Price Reduction! This erty!! beautiful ranch style home has so much to offer the growing family. 3 bed/3 bath, large kitchen w/appliances, full bsmt with wet bar, oversized dbl garage with that "man cave" feel! Fenced yard, spinkler system, established neighborhood! Great family area!!! Just ask the neighbors!! Call 815 S Jackson- Beautiful, 1.5 story, home today to see this nice property!! complete with Art & Crafts Style!! This is truly "One of a Kind"!! This home has been completely renovated and restored. This home features wood floors and wood work typical of the era of the home. New kitchen with stainless steel appliances and modern updates make this a chef's dream while still keeping the integrity of the home! 5 bed/3 b, cen H/A, WIC, and too many things to mention in this ad. Call today to view this unique property! You won't be disappointed.

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

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!!



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

Fenced yard, covered back patio with lights and ceiling fans

Call 620-544-6310 to find out more

Custom Custom Home Home For For Sale Sale -- 1606 S. MAIN 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathrooms, Solid teak wood floors and carpeted bedrooms. Custom kitchen and bath solid cherry cabinets with granite countertops. Kitchen includes large walk-in pantry, large great room with custom entertainment center. Beautiful landscaping with sprinkler system.

Please call 620-544-2902, leave message.(2c29)


Lovely three bedroom, two bath home for sale. Remodeled kitchen with beautiful white, solid wood cabinetry, island with black granite counter, and stainless steel appliances. Newly added large master bedroom with walk-in closet. Remodeled main level full bathroom with marble vanity, slate $127,000 floor and beautiful ceramic tile tub/shower. Finished partial basement, perfect for family time. Fireplace in living room, three car covered carport and 3 sheds. Sprinkler system and fenced in yard. New central heating and cooling system. Hardwood floors through-out living room and kitchen areas. Third bedroom upstairs is not completely finished. Additional pictures may be seen on

For more information or to view this property

Call Jennifer at 620-417-4176

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!




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


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

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!!

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

“Specializing in Agricultural Land, Residential and Commercial Property” Mark Faulkner - Broker Karen Yoder - Associate Broker Residential, Agricultural & Commercial Specialist

Karen Yoder - 544-4161 or Cellphone 544-3730 “Call Us For All Your Real Estate Needs”

LAWN PRO Will Schnittker

620-544-1517 (620)428-6518


1182 Road Q • Hugoton (tfc12)

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

1016 S Trindle - Nice ranch style home, 3 bd/1 ba, att garage, cen H/A, kit appliances, fence and nice neighborhood! Call today.

Karen Yoder


721 S. Polk

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

Parsons Lawn Care Jon Parsons

Lawn Care & Landscape Service 6 2 0- 4 5 3 - 1 9 5 8 H o m e 54 4 - 8 8 96

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


916 S Jackson - Cute! Cute! Cute! Ranch style, 2 bed/1 ba, large kitchen w/appliances, wood floors, updated bath fixtures, fresh paint, fenced yard, det garage, storage! Wonderful starter! Call today to see this nice property!


4200 Sq. Ft. including 3 car garage & full finished basement

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!




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

v. SANTOS ORNEALAS a/k/a SANTOS ORNELAS; PORFIRIO JAVIER BUSTILLOS; TABIN PADILLA; ZOILA DE LA CRUZ; JOSEFINA ORNELAS; NAPOLEON M. LUSICA; DANA L. SWAN; JUDY WILLS; CLIFFORD E. WILLS; DWAYNE H. WEST; JULIE C. WEST; ELVA JANE SCUSSEL; JAMES T. SCUSSEL; RILEY CHEVROLET BUICK INC.; DEBORAH K. RILEY; GERROND MANAGEMENT INC.; STEVEN B. MUSGROVE; CIRCLE K STORES INC. f/k/a THE PANTRY INC.; STATE OF KANSAS, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; EQUITY BANK f/k/a FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF LIBERAL; JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; PHH MORTGAGE CORP.; UNITED FIDELITY FUNDING CORP.; U.S. BANK HOME MORTGAGE; and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, and assigns of any deceased defendants; the unknown spouses of any defendants; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors, and assigns of any defendants which are existing, dissolved, or dormant corporations; the unknown executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, successors, and assigns of any defendants who are or were partners or in partnership; the unknown guardians, conservators, and

307 N. Kansas, Suite 101 Liberal, KS 67901

Countless recent improvements throughout the home -


(First published in The Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, July 12, 2018) 3t

1501 S. Monroe St. - $135,000 This home is located on a big corner lot on the south side of Hugoton. This beautiful cozy home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This has a full Master Suite upstairs with a balcony. Just a very stunning house.

(620) 624-1212



New Listing!! - 207 S. Monroe St. $100,000.00 This 3 Bedroom 2 Bath home is perfect for raising a family in a quiet neighborhood with a great school district not to mention a walking distance from the tennis, basketball courts, and park.

600 E. 11th Open 8 am - 5 pm

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515 Northeast Avenue • Hugoton, Ks. Sizes Available: 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, 12x24

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8B | Thursday, July 19, 2018

| The Hugoton Hermes

2018 Stevens County Fair July 4, 2017 Celebration

Monday July 23, at 8:00 p.m.


Jason Pritchett

Thursday, July 19 Public Fashion Revue 7:30 p.m. Memorial Hall

Tuesday July 24, at 8:00 p.m.

Stevens County Fairgrounds

Friday, July 20 Sorghum Queen Contest - 7:00 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium

Saturday, July 21 Horse Show - 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, July 25 Rabbits & Poultry - 1:00 p.m. Religious Night - 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Stevens County Fair Parade - 5:30 p.m. Kids’ Night - Arena Building - 6:00 p.m. Jason Pritchett Free concert - 8:00 p.m.

Country Rewind featuring Delisa Dawn and Elijah Chastain

Phil Vandel

Dog Show - 9:00 a.m. Hand-held Pets - 9:30 a.m. Backyard Cook-off Contest9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Free Hamburger & Hot Dog Feed 11:30 a.m. (Sponsored by Sv. Co. Sheriff Dept.) Pedal Tractor Pull - 6:00 p.m. (Registration 5:00 to 5:45 p.m.) Mike Love - 8:00 p.m.

Monday, July 23

Friday, July 28, at 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 26, at 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 24

Mike Love Band

Buildings Open - 7:00 p.m. Old Timers’ Registration 7:00-9:00 p.m. 4-H Food Auction at the Fairgrounds - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 26 Swine Show - 9:00 a.m. Old Timers Registration 10:00 a.m. -9:00 p.m. Goats, Bucket Calves and Sheep Livestock Shows -4:00 p.m.

Phil Vandel - Free Concert - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, July 27 Cattle Show - 8:30 a.m. Old Timers Registration 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Old Timers’ Show - 4:30 p.m. Barbecue and Watermelon Feed 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Parade of Champions - 6:00 p.m. Livestock Sale - 6:30 p.m. Country Rewind featuring Delisa Dawn and Elijah Chastain- Free Concert 8:00 p.m.

Stevens County Fair Board, Tony Martin, President

July 19, 2018  

Official Newspaper of Stevens County

July 19, 2018  

Official Newspaper of Stevens County