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Volume 126, Number 30

Thursday, July 25, 2013

18 Pages, 70 Cents Plus Tax Per Copy

Attend the Sorghum Queen Pageant The Sorghum Queen Pageant is finally here! Friday, July 26, 2013 is the big day. Everyone is invited to see one of these 33 beauties crowned at the gala event to take place at the Hugoton Middle School Auditorium. The pageant is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. Contestants along with their sponsors are: Marki AntonTarbet Ready Mix; Brecklyn Stump-Circle H Farms; Gabby Rawlins-Keating Tractor; Brissa Ordonez-Kramer Seed Farms; Yessenia Reyes-Martin Trucking, Inc; Toni MeltonCitizens State Bank; Brittney Kolb-C&K Cattle; Maggie White-Country Garden; Mariah Reynolds-Tan’alon; Megan Cornelsen-Jet Drive In; Magee Gifford-Janet’s Bridal & Boutique; Sayra Chavez- Archuleta Construction; Alyson Kiley-Great Plains Gas Compression; Hailey White-E&J White Farms; Maria Cecenas-Southwest Express; Sara Pinkham-American Implement; Jessica Harper-B & B Harper Farms; Abigail Crawford-State Farm Insurance; Maria Martinez-Le Rouge Beauty Salon; Mariah ArchuletaJackson BBQ & Catering; Brittany Crocker-American Implement; Mariah Rome-Rome Farms; Anna RomeMatthew Rome Farms; Krysta Hines-Edward Jones; Sofia Jimenez-Farm Bureau Financial Services; Keely HittleMane Hair Company; Hannah Rodriguez-Tate & Kitzke, LLC; Athziri Figueroa-Trinidad Don Juan Construction; Melissa Fabela-Don & Renee Beesley; Montana BeesleyPate Agency-Don Beesley; Leslie Miller-Miller Management; Katy Heger-Dillco Fluid Service; and Mandy Mills-Mills Farm-Pioneer Seed. Proceeds from the Sorghum Queen pageant go for scholarships for local students or charities.

Get out and enjoy the Fair next week It’s Fair Season Again! The Stevens County Fair kicks off with the Fashion Revue Thursday, July 25 followed by the Sorghum Queen contest Friday, July 26. Judging of the 4-H and Open Class horses will be Saturday, July 27. Kappa Eta Sorority will be serving lunch for the show. The Fair Parade is planned for Monday evening down Main Street. Line up will be at 5:00 p.m. with the parade starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday night is also Kid’s Night at the Arena Building. The free concert will start at 8:00 p.m. with Drew Davis. Tuesday is a day packed full of activities. Judging of 4H and open class dogs, hand held pets, photography and food will be taking place throughout the day. The Backyard Cook-off will be all day. It is sponsored by the Stevens County Fair Association and the Hugoton Recreation Commission. Starting at 11:30 a.m. will be the Free hamburger and hot dog feed sponsored by the Stevens County Sheriff’s Department. The Pedal Tractor Pull starts at 6:00 p.m. If you are into magic and juggling be sure to watch Flying Debris at 12:00 p.m. Delisa Dawn and Route 66 will be performing at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 is Religious Night with 3D Gospel featuring Delisa Dawn starting at 6:00 p.m. The 4-H food Auction will be at 8:00 p.m. Judging of the 4-H and Open Class rabbits, poultry and exhibits will be taking place throughout the day. There are more activities throughout the week. Free concerts include - Thursday Outlaw Junkies and Friday the Good Sam Club Band. Be sure to enjoy the barbecue and watermelon feed Friday starting at 5:00 p.m. The 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale is scheduled for Friday, along with the Parade of Champions and the Old Timer’s Show. Come out and enjoy the fair!

Thirty-three beautiful young ladies have signed up as contestants for the 2013 Pollyanna’s Sorghum Queen Pageant. Sitting on the ground in front are Marki Anton and Brecklyn Stump. Sitting on benches in the front row left to right are, Gabby Rawlins, Brissa Ordonez, Yessenia Reyes, Toni Melton, Brittney Kolb, Maggie White, Mariah Reynolds, Megan Cornelsen, Magee Gifford and Sayra Chavez. Standing in the middle row are Alyson

Kiley, Hailey White and Maria Cecenas. Standing in the back row are Sara Pinkham, Jessica Harper, Abigail Crawford, Maria Martinez, Mariah Archuleta, Britany Crocker, Mariah Rome, Anna Rome, Krysta Hines, Sofia Jimenez, Keely Hittle, Hannah Rodriquez, Athziri Figueroa, Melissa Fabela and Montana Beesley. Not pictured are Leslie Miller, Katy Heger and Mandy Mills.

It’s time to enroll your students School is getting ready to start up again. Registration is next week. Monday, July 29 new students will enroll from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PreK-sixth grade will enroll at the elementary gym and seventh through twelfth will enroll at the link cafeteria. High school concurrent college class will enroll Monday also from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All other students will enroll Tuesday, July 30 from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Early Childhood Development Center (preschool, kinder prep and kindergarten) will have

classroom resource and software fees. Elementary school (grades first-sixth) will have classroom resource and software fees. Hugoton Learning Academy will have e2020 software fees. Hugoton Middle School will have laptop air insurance fees, software and ebook fees and activity fees. Hugoton High School will have laptop air insurance fees, software and ebook fees and activity fees. Fees and supply list infomation can been seen on page 8.

Ralph and Norma Stoddard have been selected as the 2013 Stevens County Fair King and Queen. They have both lived in Stevens County all of their lives.

Commissioners sign contracts for two new businesses The Stevens County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session Wednesday, July 17, 2013 with all members, Dave Bozone, James Bell and Pat Hall present. Also present were Susan Schulte standing in for Pam Bensel and RoGlenda Coulter from The Hugoton Hermes. County Counselor Robert Johnson was not present. The regular meeting had to be rescheduled to Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. since official business had to be put off from the Monday meeting as there was not a quorum. The following is just an agenda for the afternoon with a few of the unofficial highlights. Official minutes will be published at a later date. The commissioners dis-

cussed some issues that KDI is having. They discussed the bills they received for the county. A few were questionable so they decided to put those on hold and moved to pay the others. Bob Johnson had emailed a copy of variances to the commissioners to be put on the lots of the industrial park. Motion was made and passed to put these on the lots east of town. Sheriff Ted Heaton came in. He requested an executive session with the commissioners. A motion was made and passed to sell the lots just east of Superior Irrigation to Sunrise Hospitality for a Best Western Plus to be built. The contract was accepted and signed with a deposit

being given. This is with the Bhakta family that owns the B&B Motel in Hugoton now. Lots 1 & 2 of Block 1 south was also sold. They are going to Carter Thriftway for a new grocery store. Motion was made to accept the contract along with a down payment. Topeka is designing a map of Kansas display and are asking for help from the counties to pay for it. Motion was made and passed to pay the requested $1000. Dave talked of his meeting with KDOT about the highway in front of the east industrial park. He thought he could speak for all the commissioners in saying they do not want to close the frontage road to the north of the highway and they would like a

four lane put in, all the way down the industrial park area. Also they would like two more approaches added. The commissioners took a conference call with Bob Johnson. This was about the bills the commissioners were questioning and a contract they had questions about. They will wait until Bob has time to look it over to finalize it. By motion the meeting adjourned. Official Minutes July 11, 2013 A special meeting was called with the auditors at 8:15 a.m. July 11, 2013 for an audit and budget presentation. Commissioner Dave Bozone, Jim Continued to page 3

Where in the world is The Hugoton Hermes? Dora Kyger takes The Hermes into the digital age in front of Jerry Lee Lewis’s new restaurant on Beale Street in Memphis, Tn.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013


Kansas Common Sense

Anna Reimer

By Senator Jerry Moran

Business Hours, Call 544-4959 After Hours, Call 544-2020 Monday, July 15, 2013 • Public Service, 600 Block South Monroe, Public Service, Officer Hagman • Vehicle Unlock, 500 Block South Harrison, Citizen Assist, Officer Lamatsch • Dog at Large, returned to owner, Officer Lamatsch Tuesday, July 16, 2013 • Vehicle Unlock, 200 Block South Jefferson, Citizen Assist, Officer Hagman • 4 Wheeler on Street, Ninth and Trindle, Give Warning, Officer Hagman • Vehicle Unlock, at Cemetery, Citizen Assist, Officer Hagman • Rp of a fight, Eleventh and Washington, Unable to locate, Officer Lamatsch • Rp of Fight, 500 Block South Monroe, Unable to locate, Officer Lamatsch • Chase, Subjects arrested, Officer Lamatsch, Chief Leslie, Officer Hagman Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Vehicle Unlock, 1000 Block South Jackson, Citizen Assist, Officer Goetzinger • Rp of Barking Dog, 100 Block Jefferson/Madison, Unable to Locate, Sergeant Johnson Thursday, July 18, 2013 • Rp of Argument, Sixth and Main, Subject advised to leave, Officer Goetzinger • Public Service, 900 Block South Coulter, Public Service, Officer Goetzinger • Public Service, 700 Block South Monroe, Public Service, Officer Crane Friday, July 19, 2013 • Vehicle Unlock, 500 Block South Monroe, Citizen Assist, Officer Hagman • Loud Music, 900 Block Adams, Sergeant Johnson • Rp of Drag Racing, Polk Street, Unable to Locate, Sergeant Johnson Saturday, July 20, 2013 • Dog at Large, 700 Block South Returned to Washington, owner/Verbal warning, Officer Hagman • Medical Assist, 900 Block Polk, Public Service, Officer Hagman • Harassment, 1603 South Eisenhower, Officer Hagman • Rp of reckless driver, Main Street, Unable to locate, Sergeant Johnson • Suspicious Activity, 900 Block South Coulter, Investigated, Sergeant Johnson • Complaint, 900 Block West City Limits, Sergeant Johnson • Hit Gas Meter, Alley 800 Block Monroe, Notified Black Hills, Sergeant Johnson Sunday, July 21, 2013 • Medical Assist, 900 Block South Polk, Public Assist, Officer Lamatsch

Page 2 Three Years Later, Community Banks Bear Burden of Dodd-Frank In response to the financial crisis of 2008, Congress passed the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2010. This July marks three years since President Obama signed the bill into law, and we’ve had ample time to observe and evaluate the impact of its more than 400 new rules and mandates. It is increasingly clear that what was aimed at protecting consumers and bringing stability to our financial system has instead done great harm to the financial institutions rural Americans depend on most: community banks. Community banks are vital to small businesses and economic growth, the drivers of job creation. Additionally, they are the only financial service providers available in 1,200 U.S. counties. Although community banks contributed little to the financial crisis, they were swept up in the rush to regulate the financial system and have been drowning in a sea of Dodd-Frank-imposed costly regulation ever since. In terms of both size and mission, community banks differ significantly from the Wall Street banks famously deemed “too-big-to-fail.” While investment banks engage in a wide range of business activities, Main Street banks focus on the traditional banking model and personal relationships with customers; they accept deposits and reinvest them back into the community in the form of loans. Dodd-Frank’s one-size-fits-all regulatory structure subjects large banks and community banks – institutions that serve vastly different customer bases – to the same standards. Banks large and small play important roles in our economy, and we need a regulatory framework that acknowledges and reflects their differences. Unfortunately, that’s not the case today. Community banks are being disproportionately hurt by Dodd-Frank’s rules and recordkeeping requirements because they are less able to absorb compliance costs. Resources that would otherwise be directly applied to serving clients and the community are now being spent hiring the staff, lawyers and consultants necessary to comply with the flood of new regulations. As community banks abandon their traditional business models and redirect resources to comply with Dodd-Frank, millions of Americans will have a tougher time accessing financial services and credit. In Kansas, that means fewer loans to small businesses that want to expand and fewer loans to farmers and ranchers who need to fund operations through harvest. This decrease in the availability of capital could result in stagnant growth, a reduction in new-business formation, and less job creation – a death knell for rural America. These negative consequences are not just hypothetical; a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City shows the harms of Dodd-Frank regulatory burdens are already manifesting themselves. Of the 322 small financial institutions surveyed, 79 percent rated regulatory compliance as a significant challenge for their institution – up from 66 percent in 2008 and 42 percent in 2004. Consequently, 91 percent are bracing for increased training costs and software upgrade expenses due to Dodd-Frank compliance. It is clear that more must be done to make this law workable for American financial institutions and the customers they serve. With hundreds of regulations yet to be enacted, community bankers know the full implementation of Dodd-Frank may be too enormous a burden for them to bear. Last fall, a community bank in Missouri was forced to close its doors because the owners forecasted that Dodd-Frank would add $1 million per year to the bank’s expenses and make it unprofitable. This is not a lone case; a 2013 policy paper published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis estimates that hiring two additional bank employees to deal with regulatory compliance would make 33 percent of smaller banks unprofitable. In Kansas, we’ve seen a large amount of community bank mergers due, in large part, to this very issue. If community banks continue to go out of business or are forced to consolidate, we can expect to see an even greater concentration of assets among the “too-big-to-fail” institutions – and a greater number of Americans without a local bank. These unintended Dodd-Frank consequences will not protect consumers, stabilize the financial system, or promote recovery of the American economy. These developments are so worrisome because of the vital role community banks play in our economy, particularly with respect to small businesses and rural areas. Community banks provide more than 48 percent of small business loans issued by U.S. banks, nearly 43 percent of farm loans, and nearly 16 percent of residential mortgage loans. Every dollar a community bank must spend on Dodd-Frank compliance is a dollar less they can invest in businesses and lend to families in their community. Congressional Democrats and Republicans agree Dodd-Frank wasn’t perfect three years ago and remains problematic today. Continuing to make sensible modifications to Dodd-Frank would go a long way toward bringing more stability to our financial system while protecting the viability of rural America and the special way of life it provides. U.S. Senator Jerry Moran is a member of the Senate Banking Committee and serves as the Ranking Member of the Banking Subcommittee for Housing, Transportation and Community Development. He is the sponsor of the Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act. By Jerry Moran

Friends and family gathered Saturday to remember and honor Anna L. Kroeker Reimer. Mrs. Reimer passed from this life Monday morning, July 15, 2013 at the Minneola District Hospital. She was 90. Anna was born May 1, 1923 in Rosenhauf, Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of Peter T. Kroeker and the former Elizabeth T. Loewen. As a young girl she attended school in Canada. August 8, 1955, Anna and Isaac T. “Ike” Reimer were married in Morris, Manitoba, Canada. After their marriage the couple made their home in rural Meade, where the couple farmed and ranched in addition to maintaining the family home. Mrs. Reimer was a member of the Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Meade; was a Cubbies Leader; and a shop volunteer at the ETC. Shop. Anna enjoyed gardening, quilting, embroidering and she spent much of her quite time praying for her children and grandchildren. Survivors include her children, Teresa King and husband Bob of Guymon, Ok., Wesley Reimer and wife Karen of Ashland, Lloyd Reimer and wife Michelle of

Orval “OJ” Shirley Death has claimed the life of Orval John Shirley. Mr. Shirley passed away Friday, July 12, 2013 at the age of 89.

OJ, born May 17, 1924 in Hugoton, was the oldest of seven children born to Edith Greenwood Shirley and Orval John Shirley. During high school OJ

WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ Pioneer Manor residents play Bingo at 2:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Community members are invited to volunteer or play a game with the residents! AL-ANON Family Group meets at 1405 Cemetery Road Mondays and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. Call 620544-2610 or 620-544-2854 for more information. CELEBRATE LIFE every Monday night 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Assembly of God, 138 S. Main in Hugoton. Park in the back lot. HUGOTON LIONS CLUB meets every Second and Fourth Thursday of the month at Memorial Hall at 7:00 p.m. HUGOTON MASONIC LODGE #406 AF&AM meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday nights - Inside Out Kids at the Hugoton Assembly of God, 138 S. Main, beginning with dinner at 6:45 p.m. Program will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Rides are available by calling Pastor Ben Coats at 620428-1487 before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Friday nights - Looking for something to do Friday nights? You are invited to come to Faith Community Church at Sixth and Main for food, music and fellowship every Friday evening

beginning at 6:00 p.m. For more information, call Eunice Lunceford at 620-6497644 or 620-428-5296. Now through July 31 - Open Class exhibits for the Stevens County Fair will be accepted through July 31 at 11:00 a.m. To have your preentry card printed, please submit your entry by Wednesday, July 17. Now through August 14 - Send Beulah Carter a birthday card at 608 S Madison. July 15-August 12 - Annual and School/ Sports Physicals will be offered at the Stevens County Medical Clinic from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call 620-5448563 to schedule your appointment. A copy of immunization records will be required. Physicals are by appointment only, and no Saturday appointments are available. July 20-27 - Seward County Community College will host a theatre camp along with Broadway Academy of Performing. Campers will audition, rehearse and perform the musical “Cinderella” in only one week’s time. For more information, contact 620-417-1460 or visit www.broadwayacademyof July 21-September 1 - Stauth Memorial Museum will host “Americans by

Choice: The Story of Immigration and Citizenship in Kansas” at their location, 111 N. Aztec in Montezuma. “Immigration and Caricature: Ethnic Images from the Appel Collection” will also be exhibited. July 25 - Hugoton Kiwanis will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Ranchito TexMex Cafe. - The Fair Fashion Revue at 7:30. July 26 - Deadline to sign up an open class float for the Stevens County Fair Parade. Theme is “Saddle Up for Fun at the Stevens County Fair.” For more information or an entry form contact Stevens County Extension at 620544-4359 or email July 27 - Three Hugoton students, Takota Eckert, Chance Ghumm and Trace Peterson, will play at the annual Kansas East-West Shrine Bowl football game. - Sorghum Queen at 7:00 p.m. Middle School Auditorium. - Stevens County Fair Horse Show at 8:30 a.m. Kappa Eta Sorority will be serving lunch during this event. July 29 - Enrollment for new students at USD #210. Please call the Central Office at 620544-4397 for more informa-

tion. - “Saddle Up for Fun at the Stevens County Fair” parade beginning with lineup at 5:00 p.m. at the City Park. Kids Night at the Fair will follow at 6:00 p.m. And the Drew Davis free concert at 8:00 p.m. July 30 - Enrollment for returning students at USD #210. Please call the Central Office at 620-544-4397 for more information. - Stevens County Fair events include the Dog Show at 9:00 a.m. Backyard Cook-Off at 9:30 a.m. Entry forms and rules are available at the Stevens County Extension Office. For more information contact Theresa at 620-5442707. Free Hot Dog and Burgers at 11:30. Magic Show at 12:00. Pedal Tractor Pull at 6:00. Delisa Dawn free concert at 8:00 p.m. July 31 - Fair Events: Gospel con-

cert with Delisa Dawn at 6:00 p.m. Buildings will open at 7:00 and the 4-H Food Auction will start at 8:00 p.m. July 29-August 3 - Stevens County Fair! August 1 - Stevens County Genealogical Society will meet at 1:00 p.m. at the Stevens County Library. - Fair Events: Various livestock shows through-out the day. The Outlaw Junkies concert will close the day starting at 8:00 p.m. August 2 - Stevens County Commissioners will meet in the Commissioners’ Room at the Stevens County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. - Fair Events: the Old Timers Show starts at 4:30 p.m. CSB BBQ at 5:00 p.m. The Livestock Sale starts at 6:30 p.m. and the Good Sam Club Band will crank up at 7:30 p.m.

Stevens County Fire Department and Ambulance Report Stevens County Emergency Services run activity July 15 through July 21. Fire Department Hugoton Station Wednesday, July 17 - 8:24 p.m. - called to Road J and Road 20 for a motor vehicle accident.

Protection, Lucinda Martin and husband Steve of McPherson and James Reimer and wife Brenda of Meade; her brother Frank P. Kroeker of Morris, Manitoba, Canada; sister Gladys Reimer of Meade; and her 22 grandchildren. Those preceding Anna in death were her husband, August 8, 2007; her parents; two brothers, Jacob L. Kroeker and Peter L. Kroeker; and three sisters, Margaret L. Kroeker, Helena L. Kroeker and Elizabeth L. Kroeker. Services were attended Saturday afternoon, July 20, 2013 at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Meade with Pastors Ken Harder and Chuck Finster presiding. Burial followed in the Emmanuel Mennonite Church Cemetery of rural Meade under the direction of FidlerOrme-Bachman Mortuary of Meade. Memorials would be welcome to the Lone Tree Retirement Center Front Entrance Landscape Fund or the Emmanuel Mennonite Church Elevator Fund in care of the funeral home. Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerome

Thursday, July 18 - 12:24 p.m. - called to road E and Road 12 for an ATV fire. Fire Department Moscow Station No activity this period. Ambulance Activity Four medical runs and one motor vehicle accident.

worked as a soda jerk at Porters Drug where he earned the name “Speed”. He graduated from Hugoton High School in 1942. Following high school, he joined the Army Air Force and became a navigator on a B-17 during WWII. Just prior to his deployment, October 4, 1944, he married Maurine Youngren also of Hugoton. After the war, the GI Bill and Maurine put OJ through college. He graduated from The University of Oklahoma in 1948 with a petroleum engineering degree. He went to work for Shell Oil and moved to Midland, Tx. where his first daughter, Mary Karen was born. OJ’s job took him to many locations in Texas. In San Antonio, Tx. his second daughter Barbra Jill was born. He lived for 25 years in New Orleans, La. where his son John Steven was born. Mr. Shirley held various positions during his 40-year career with Shell. He moved to Shell’s Houston Office in 1983. When he retired in 1989, he was Shell’s Environmental Specialist. OJ loved gardening, golf, reading, traveling and photography. His wife of 53 years, Maurine, passed away in 1997. He then married Gay Buffington in 1998 with whom he loved to travel. He is survived by his wife of 14 years Gay Shirley; his brothers, Bobby Shirley of Tulsa, Ok. and Lee Shirley of Olive Branch, Ms.; his sister Patsy Butel of Paola; his three children, Karen Crum, Jill Shirley and Steve Shirley; and his two grandchildren, Will F. Broach III and Alison Broach. His wife Maurine Youngren Shirley; brother Ross Shirley; and sisters Joann Drew and Doris Shirley, all preceded Mr. Shirley in death. OJ liked to tell stories about growing up in their home on Van Buren during the dust bowl days.

For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. Psalm 91:11

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Commissioners Continued from page 1 Bell and Pat Hall were present. Also present was County Clerk Pam Bensel. Chairman Dave Bozone moved to open the special meeting at 8:15 a.m. Theresa Dasenbrock and Charles Claar with Lewis, Hooper and Dick of Garden City explained the 2012 county audit and reviewed the 2014 county budgets with the commissioners. Rodney Kelling, Tony Martin, Paula Rowden, Eunice Schroeder, Bob Eyestone, Susan Schulte, Phillip Willis, Ted Heaton and Robert Rich came in to discuss the 2014 department budgets. Dave moved to have the budget hearing August 2, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. during the commissioners regular meeting. Jim seconded. Motion carried. Auditors suggested that a letter be sent to the different entities to bring in a financial statement with their budget before the commissioners go over budgets at the workshop. By motion the Board adjourned. Official minutes JULY 15, 2013 The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with one member present. Also present were County Counselor Bob Johnson, County Clerk Pam Bensel and RoGlenda Coulter from The Hugoton Hermes. Dave explained there was no quorum, so there would not

be any decisions made. Roger Lynch came in to discuss the EOG office building was sold to an individual and is now being rented to a church group. He was informing the commissioners in case someone says something. Ted Heaton stopped in to talk to Bob Johnson. Tony Martin came in to inform the commissioners that Foley Tractor had invited the Road Supervisor and commissioners for a factory tour of Caterpillar. Commissioners will not be going but Tony and one of his employees will go on the tour. Eunice Schroeder brought in carpet bids for the Library. The Library Board opens the bids to make the decision, but Eunice wanted to show the commissioners what they had chosen. Bids were from Gutherie Floor Covering, Scantlin’s Furniture from Liberal and Continental Flooring Co. from Scottsdale, Az. Dave met at the KDI Plant in the Stevens County Industrial Park to discuss the entrance into the Stevens County Industrial Park area with KDOT. They were going to discuss widening Highway 51 to a four lane. The commissioners will meet at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013 to finalize business for the July 15 meeting. By motion the Board adjourned.

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CORRECT TIME Aiden has joined the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge at the Stevens County Library! We're glad to have you participate Aiden! We know you'll do well!! Photo courtesy of Stacey Strickland.

Fall semester classes begin August 21 at Garden City Community College Fall semester classes will get under way August 21 at Garden City Community College, and public enrollment is available for people interested in taking daytime or evening courses in the upcoming term. The place to enroll is the GCCC Student and Community Services Center, and hours for assistance there are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, as well as 8:00 a.m. to noon Fridays. Hours will extend August 12 and later to 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday. Class schedules are available at the SCSC, and course

opportunities also may be viewed at, under “Search for Classes.” Numbers to call for information are 620-276-9608 at the Admissions Office or 620276-7611, which is the main campus line. “We’re offering a full range of credit courses for people all across southwest Kansas who want to build essential skills, advance toward their degrees, prepare for job and career opportunities or simply enrich life through learning,” said Jayre Lee, admissions director. Submitted by Garden City Community College.



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Overcoming in Life Women’s conference begins August 23 and 24 in Guymon, Ok. Beth Elliot, formerly of Hugoton, will be part of the 2013 Overcoming in Life Women’s conference August 23 and 24 at Victory Center Church on Fifth and Quinn in Guymon, Ok. Beth is the daughter of Wayne and Maryann Forward of rural Hugoton. The conference features world-renowned speaker and author Billye Brim from Prayer Mountain in the Ozarks in Branson, Mo., and Victory Center host, Pastor Margaret Mendenhall, author of “Unlocking the Secret to Healthy Relationships” and the novel “Fall Like Lightning from Heaven.” The theme of the conference is “From Glory to Glory”. Beth Elliot will lead the praise and worship. There will also be skits, door prizes, an opportunity to win an afternoon of pampering, a

free luncheon for those who have paid registration fees and lots of fellowship after the evening service. All women who desire to experience a breakthrough and go to the next level of Glory in their lives are invited to attend. There is a fee for the conference. Early registration deadline is August 11. You may register by mail at Victory Center, PO Box 128, Guymon, OK, 73942, or online at or by phone at 580-338-5616. Billye Brim will also be speaking Wednesday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 22 in the Cowboy Church at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 25 at 10:30 a.m. All services will be at the Victory Center. Evening services and the Sunday morning service are open to everyone.

Wasn’t that a nice rain we had last week. We could use some more of that. Looks like more hot weather this week, a normal July. Hope everyone is keeping cool in this weather. Menu July 25...............................Stew July 26 .....Chicken Fried Steak July 29................Ham & Beans July 30....................Hamburger July 31.......................BBQ Beef Aug. 1 .......Chicken Fried Steak Activities Schedule Thursday, July 25 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bridge......................................... Friday, July 26 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bingo........................12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27 Cards .........................6:00 p.m. Monday, July 29 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Line Dance.................7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 30 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 31 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Paint...........................1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 1 Exercise....................10:30 a.m.

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Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest has been announced Kids ages five to 13 in Kansas are encouraged to enter artwork for a statewide poster contest focusing on Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day - a nationwide effort to increase roadway safety and reduce all traffic fatalities. Three statewide winners will receive family packages at the Great Wolf Lodge and also $50 gas cards from QuikTrip Corporation. A total of 18 regional winners in the six regions and age groups (ages five-seven, ages eight-ten and ages 1113) will each receive a bicycle and a helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas. All entries must be postmarked by Friday, September 20, and should be mailed to: AAA Kansas, Public Affairs, 3545 SW Sixth Street, Topeka, KS, 66606. On the back of the 8 ½ by 11-inch paper entry must be the child’s full name; age at time of entry; mailing address; county; a parent’s name; and

By Brandon Werth Social Security District Manager in Dodge City

contact phone number. For more information on the contest and the national safety campaign, go to KDOT’s Internet main website page at Below are the names of Kansas kids who have won the contest in the past three years: 2012 Poster Contest Winners *Southwest Kansas - Serra Clarke, Jetmore; Carson Linenberger, Garden City; Clara Jackson, Garden City. 2011 Poster Contest Winners *Southwest Kansas - Emmi Lott, Rolla; Emily Allen, Garden City; John Dohogne, Garden City. 2010 Poster Contest Winners *Southwest Kansas - Monserrat Acosta, Dodge City; Grace Lang, Fowler; Ana Maria Chairez-Almeda, Garden City. Story submitted by KSDOT.


Back to School Shelves at need some help.

Stop and see us Fair Week in the Office Building. Bring a canned good, bag of rice, macaroni, beans, spaghetti sauce or whatever you desire. Thank you for your generous support!

Goode - Graham Allen and Karen Goode of Hugoton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Goode, to David Ethan Graham son of David and Robin Graham of Altus, Ok. Ashley graduated from Hugoton High School in 2011 and continues her education at Oklahoma Christian University. Ethan graduated from Altus High School in 2009 and from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2013. Grandparents of the bride are the late Robert Gill Sr. and Diana Gill-Wisdom and Lin and Betty Goode of Hugoton. Grandparents of the groom are the late Benton Trammel and Sallie Trammel and Jimmy and Ellen Graham of Childress, Tx. The ceremony is planned for August 3, 2013 at the Tamarack Church of Christ in Altus, Ok.

You are invited to come worship with family and friends at Pioneer Manor

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August 4 Moscow Baptist

521 S. Main - Hugoton

Jo Mead August 11 Rusty Callahan

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

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

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




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

Pastor - Eric Mason 620-544-6386

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

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


11th & Jefferson - 544-8517 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Morning Service - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening Ministries - 6:30 p.m. (Children, Youth, & Adult)

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



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

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

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

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

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

UMC welcomes new pastor

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

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

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

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

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

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



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


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

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

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

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

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

Jo Mead is the new pastor of the United Methodist Church. She is married and has grown children. She replaces Harry Cross.

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522 S. Main Hugoton, KS 67951 - 620-544-4321 Owner/Operator Faith Publishing LLC RoGlenda Coulter, Kay McDaniels and Ruthie Winget RoGlenda Coulter, Bookkeeper/ Classifieds/Obituaries Kay McDaniels, Advertising/ Circulation/Layout Ruthie Winget, Composition/Layout Reece McDaniels, Sports Editor Wilma Bartel, Asst. Composition Marie Austin, Asst. Composition Toni Hamlin, Asst. Mailing Jean Coulter, Asst. Mailing

Cathy Wolters is one of the winners of the Samsung Galaxy Tablets that were the grand prize for the adult summer reading program, Cool Reads for Hot Days.

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Subscriptions $30.00 (including Kansas State Sales Tax) for Stevens and adjoining Kansas Counties, $35.00 elsewhere in state (including Kansas State Sales Tax), and for all out of state subscriptions. Online subscriptions are $25.00 a year. Online and printed subscriptions combined are $10.00 plus the cost of the subscription. Foreign Subscription Rate $40.00. School Subscriptions and Military Personnel $25.00 (including Kansas State Sales Tax) payable in advance. Advertising Rates Noncommissionable $5.00 per column inch, Commissionable Rates $6.25 per column inch, Classified $5.00 per column inch. Frequency is weekly every Thursday. Periodicals Postage paid at Hugoton, Ks. 67951. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Hugoton Hermes at 522 S. Main, Hugoton, Kansas 67951. Opinion Page Our opinion page is open to the public. We encourage comments from readers in the form of letters to the editor or guest columns. All letters must be signed and must include the address and telephone number of the sender. (names will be published but not address & phone#) Letters should be no more than 300 words. No libelous or offensive letter will be published. The guest column or letter to the editor does not reflect the opinion of this newspaper or its representatives.

Elsea Duquette is one of the winners of the Samsung Galaxy Tablets that were the grand prize for the adult summer reading program, Cool Reads for Hot Days.

Kappa Eta Sorority will be serving lunch at the Horse Show Saturday, July 27

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Bettie turns ninety Bettie Bach is celebrating her nintieth birthday Saturday, July 27 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the home of Sandra and Bob Passmore at 123 S. Main Street in Hugoton. Please stop in and wish her a Happy Birthday or send a card to: Bettie Bach 507 French Street Hugoton, KS 67951

Aiden Evans tries out the cute little blue car at the carnival Wednesday night in Hugoton. The carnival arrived in town to the great excitement of area children.

Carnival rides are a great treat for area children. These two girls got to experience a roller coaster at the carnival in Hugoton last week.

Rural Opportunity Zones program now includes Stevens County The Kansas Department of Commerce has announced that the Rural Opportunity Zones (ROZ) program will expand during Fiscal Year 2014. The expanded program will include 23 additional counties approved to participate in ROZ by the Kansas Legislature during the 2013 session. Among the additional 23 counties is Stevens County. “By bringing the Rural Opportunity Zones program to these additional counties, Kansas will be able to expand its efforts to ensure that we have a steady population and strong workforce in rural counties,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George. “I look forward to working with the newly designated Rural Opportunity Zone counties to help them attract the businesses and workers who will drive our state’s economy forward.” In 2011, Governor Sam Brownback and the Legislature established the ROZ program in 50 counties as a means of countering the rural flight that has caused many Kansas counties to lose population over the past several decades. The ROZ program allows qualifying individuals who move to a ROZ county to have their state income taxes waived for up to five years. In addition, counties that opt to partner with the state may offer student loan repayments of up to $15,000. Grant and Gray counties, two of the newly designated ROZ counties, have already voted to partner with the state in the student loan re-

payment program. “We are excited to be included in the recent expansion of the Rural Opportunity Zones program,” said Bob Dale, Grant County Economic Development director. “Grant County commissioners enthusiastically passed the resolution to participate in the student loan repayment option at their first opportunity, and here at Economic Development we already have a ROZ inquiry that looks promising to bring us a new restaurant. It is a great program for rural Kansas.” Since July 2011, the Department has received 864 applications for participation

in the student loan repayment program from residents of 39 states. Applicants represent a wide variety of industries, with education and healthcare as the two largest professions. For more information about the Rural Opportunity Zones program, please visit The following counties have been certified by the Legislature as ROZ counties (italicized counties are 2013 additions): Allen, Anderson, Barber, Bourbon, Brown, Chase, Chautauqua, Cheyenne, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Comanche, Decatur,

Doniphan, Edwards, Elk, Ellsworth, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Greenwood, Hamilton, Harper, Haskell, Hodgeman, Jackson, Jewell, Kearny, Kingman, Kiowa, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Meade, Mitchell, Morris, Morton, Nemaha, Neosho, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Pawnee, Phillips, Pratt, Rawlins, Republic, Rice, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Scott, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Trego, Thomas, Wabaunsee, Wallace, Washington, Wichita, Wilson and Woodson. Story submitted by the Kansas Department of Commerce.

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Thank You! Doug and I want to say thank you to our family, friends, students, colleagues, neighbors, and community members who called, sent messages, prayed, offered and/or gave help and monetary support during and after Doug’s kidney transplant. We also want to thank those who supported Spleen Splitter Fireworks by making a purchase or a donation. It was also great fun to see those that stopped by to visit. We are blessed with good health, great friends, a supportive community, and a caring, loving family. We extend our deepest gratitude to each of you. Our cup runneth over... Doug and Judy Waters

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Open Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Closed Sunday All ages came out in the evening hours and got to enjoy the rides at the carnival last week. The carnival was in town from Wednesday evening until

Saturday evening for the enjoyment of young and old alike.

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KDHE offers online survey about waste management Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Bureau of Waste Management is using an online survey as one method of acquiring information from stakeholders about solid waste generation, disposal and recycling services. All Kansans are invited to participate starting now through August 16. The study is being conducted in accordance with a new Kansas statute. The Kansas Legislature passed House Bill 2249 late in the 2013 session requiring KDHE to perform a study that assesses the adequacy of solid waste reduction practices in Kansas and to report those findings to the Legislature in January 2014. “While KDHE will collect information from this survey and through meetings with interested stakeholders, we will also be assembling available data to summarize trends in recycling, composting and waste disposal,” said Bill Bider, director of KDHE’s Bureau of Waste Management. “The report we deliver to the Legislature in January 2014 will help policymakers decide if existing trends are adequate or if new laws or regulations are warranted to improve practices.” Solid waste, defined by Kansas law, is refuse, garbage, waste tires and other discarded materials, in-

cluding those solid, semisolid, sludges, liquid and contained gaseous waste materials resulting from industrial, commercial, agricultural and domestic activities. Existing Kansas law establishes several broad solid waste management policies including actions “to encourage the wise use of resources through development of strategies that reduce, reuse, and recycle materials.” Completion of this survey will help the bureau understand public opinion regarding waste management in general, waste reduction services, and related state policies. A link to this survey can be found on the KDHE website,, under the Featured Items sidebar. For the past 20 years, KDHE has encouraged and assisted local governments and private businesses in the start-up and operation of waste reduction programs. Significant progress has been made over this period to increase waste diversion from landfills; nearly one-third of all municipal solid waste, or more than 1 million tons, was recycled or beneficially used in 2011. These efforts conserve valuable natural resources and limited landfill space.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Hugoton Eagles fifth and sixth grade girls placed second in the basketball tournament July 19 and 20 in Sublette. Back Row: Toby McClure, Kylee Garza, Amber Baeza, Jenna Beesley and Sydney Beesley Front Row: Molly

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McClure, Lexi Jays, Frances Gaskill and Mikayla Martin. Coached by Russell Jays and Jennifer Beesley. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Beesley.

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From the Stevens Co. 12 yr old All-Stars

Showplace Video Mane Hair Co. Tate & Kitzke Law Firm Hugoton Tire AJ Owen’s Welding McBride Construction Ghumm’s Auto Center Citizens State Bank John R. Ward, DDS, PA Valles Imports First National Bank Jet Drive In Aqua Shield Roofing Creative Specialties Ray Hoggatt City of Moscow Bartlett Grain Co. Rodriguez’s Brothers

Passmore Brothers Dominoes Mexican Grill Jackson’s BBQ AG 1st Great Plains Gas Compression Ramsey Insurance Musgrove Insurance State Farm Insurance Cimarron Valley Irrigation LLC Stacie’s Barber Shop Stegman Farms Nietos Cafe Hi-Plains Lumber Antlers Bar & Grill Riley’s Chevrolet Buick Moscow Recreation Commission Hugoton Recreation Commission

The Hugoton Heat went 12 and 2 this summer in Sublette and finished second place in the final tournament. Back Row: Britta Beesley, Dallie Hoskinson, Brooklynn Harper and Jaysa

Featherston. Front Row: Claire Lewis, Laney Hoskinson, Caitlin Lewis and Rebecca Johnson. Coached by Matt Johnson and Jennifer Beesley. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Beesley.

Fishing Report BARBER STATE FISHING LAKE - LOWER - Largemouth bass - Try jigs, crankbaits and slow rolled spinnerbaits. Walleye - Try jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or small minnow type crank baits as the bottom presentation. You can also try slab spoons. Crappie - Fish around any brush or vegetation you can find as well as drop-offs. Minnows, or jigs, about 20 inches under a small bobber are pretty good. Channel catfish - Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber or on the bottom. They tend to feed on the wind blown side of the lake. CLARK STATE FISHING LAKE - Walleye, Slow, 15 inches - Try crankbaits, drifting a jig and worm or vertically fishing minnows. Flathead catfish, slow, up to 12 pounds - Try live bait around channel swings and bends. Crappie, slow, up to 10

Start school with an exam.

Don’t worry, it’s one you can pass easily. Routine physical exams are important because they allow us to detect potential health problems as well as evaluate your health and nutritional habits.


STEVENS COUNTY MEDICAL CLINIC July 15th - August 12th 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Physicals are by appointment only!! No Saturday Appointments!


each PAYABLE UPON ARRIVAL. NO INSURANCE WILL BE FILED! For Annual Well Child Physicals, insurance will be filed & the physical forms will be filled out at that time.

After August 12th you will pay the full amount for the physical. Physical forms must be picked up and completed prior to visit.

All students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or the following consent form must be signed. NO EXCEPTIONS!! You will need a copy of your immunization records. Contact us at 544-8563 to schedule your appointment. Call early for scheduling availability. Date: ____________Student Name:________________________ I authorize Stevens County Medical Clinic to provide treatment, including diagnostic procedures, as determined by the physician or his assistant, to the above named student. Signed______________________________________ Parent/Legal Guardian

inches - Fish around any sun washed rock or brush you can find as well as drop-offs, using minnows and jigs. Largemouth bass, Fair, Up to 3 pounds - Try jigs, crankbaits and slow rolled spinnerbaits. White bass, Fair, Up to one pound - Small jigs or roadrunners along the west shore and off the points or along windswept shorelines. Channel catfish, good, Up to 12 pounds - Try liver, shrimp, worms or other live baits or also any cut baits. The lake is roughly nine feet low. There is one new ramp on the south east. MEADE STATE LAKE Crappie - Fish around any brush or vegetation. Minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs should work. Bluegill - Try small pieces of worm under a bobber. Channel catfish - Try liver, shrimp, worms, or cut bait. Largemouth bass Crankbaits, jigs or plastic baits. SCOTT STATE LAKE Channel Catfish, Good, Up to 17 inches - Cut bait, shrimp, worms, and prepaired baits fished around the fish attractors and other structure has been best for fish up to 8 lbs. Crappie, Fair/Good, Most up to nine inches - Minnows or jigs around the fish attractors has been best. But drifting jigs or small crankbaits over the deeper part of the lake in a boat, fishing minnows under a bobber along rip-rapped shorelines in the evening, or fishing minnows under a bobber up in the creek can all be productive methods/locations. Anglers report catching good numbers of fish most days with the majority of the "keepers" running in the eight to nine inch range. Walleye/Saugeye, Slow, Up to eight pounds - Casting and slow-retrieving jigs tipped with nightcrawlers or minnows or fishing various fish imitating jigs and crankbaits along dropoffs and points should be best. Largemouth Bass, Fair, Up to five and a half pounds - Slow rolling spinnerbaits and soft plastics around the fish attractors, along rip-rap, around laydown deadfalls, and beaver caches. Sunfish, Good, Up to eight inches - Sunfish are spawning so they are concentrated in colonies usually in shallow, protected areas with gravelly bottoms. Once a colony is located numerous fish can be caught from that location. Jigs or nightcrawlers under a bobber work well, as does various sinking nymphs such as half backs and zug bugs presented via fly rod. CIMARRON GRASSLAND PITS - Channel catfish, Fair, Up to two pounds - Try worms or stinkbaitt. Largemouth bass - Try jigs, spinnerbaits around cover 500 pounds of fish averaging 1.25 pounds each was stocked July 23. COLDWATER CITY LAKE Crappie - Fish around any brush or vegetation you can find as well as drop-offs. Using

minnows, small slab spoons, or jigs work. Channel catfish - Try liver, shrimp, worms, or other live baits. Normally they will be feeding on the wind blown side of the lake. You can also try drifting nightcrawlers or using cut bait. Wiper - Try jigs and crankbaits on wind blown shores Largemouth bass - Fishing with any shad imitation lures should work, especially around the stump rows and along shoreline vegetation. PRATT COUNTY LAKE Largemouth bass, Fair, Up to 20 inches - Largemouth bass population is good. Try jigs, crankbaits and slow rolled spinnerbaits. Bluegill, Excellent, Up to nine inches - Try small jigs and worms under a bobber around the rocks. Also try crickets or

grasshoppers. Walleye, Over 20 inches Try jigs tipped with worms, minnows or leaches or slim minnow type crankbaits. Channel catfish, Fair, Up to four pounds - Try prepared stinkbait, cut bait or liver under a bobber on the bottom. Also try drifting nightcrawlers. Crappie, slow, ten inches -Fish four-six feet deep around brush, logs, rocks or vegetation. Minnows, or jigs, about 20 inches under a small bobber are pretty good. Wiper - Try jigs and crankbaits on the windy banks. You could also try using sunfish, minnows, or vertically fishing slab spoons. 500 pounds of channel catfish were stocked July 23. Release all largemouth bass, walleye and wipers less than 18 inches.

Tanner Rindels swings and connects with the softball during a Hugoton Recreation Commission coed softball game Monday night.

Tessa Rindels is set to catch the softball during a coed softball game Monday night against Rolla. Tessa plays for Rex Evan’s team and the team defeated Rolla 19-10.

Lance Cornelsen throws the softball during a Hugoton Recreation Commission coed softball game Monday night against Rolla.

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Martin - Winchester Jeana Martin of Hugoton and Trevor Winchester of Liberal, were united in marriage at 2:00 p.m. June 1, 2013 at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Father James Dieker officiating. The bride, given in marriage by her parents, was radiant in a white strapless silky satin gown with beaded flower appliques accented with crystals and rhinestones and an a-line silhouette. She carried a bouquet of purple roses and soft pink tulips. Matron of Honor was Melissa Sullivan, sister of the bride and bridesmaids were Kylie Reed, Teresa Randle, Aubrey Bittel and Cammie Mills, all friends of the bride. The Best Man was Rob Miles, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were friends of the groom, Zach McCracken, Omar Olivas, Clement Neely and Ben Bach. The bride’s attendants wore purple strapless dresses with a pink accent bow around the waistline. The groom attendants wore black tuxedos with purple ties and vests. The flower girls were Ella Martin and Jenna Martin, cousins of the bride, and ring bearer was Zevin Littell, cousin of the bride. Servers for Mass were Cousins of the bride Tucker Martin, Cole Martin and Riggs Martin. Liz Olivas and Crystal Dominguez, friends of the bride, attended the guest book. Music was provided by Michelle Martin, aunt of the bride and Jana Widener, friend of the bride. The bridal party walked down the aisle to “Canon in D”. Soloist was Jillian Martin, cousin of the bride who sang “You Are Mine” and “Eagles Wings”. Ushers were Travis Winchester and Trent Winchester, both brothers of the groom and Matt Knetter and Hyatt Frobose, both friends of the groom. Honorary usher was Jacob Winchester, cousin of the groom. A reception, supper and dance at Liberal Ag Building followed the ceremony. Serving cake and punch were Kelsey TenEyck, Abby Melia and Haley Sprague. Jeana is the daughter Tony and Marilyn Martin of Hugoton. Trevor is the son of Evan and Nancy Winchester of Liberal. Grandparents of the bride are the late Quintin and Genevieve Martin and the late Jack and Wilda Martin. Grandparents of the groom are Calvin and Beulah Winchester and the late Jake and Cora Hawkins. Jeana graduated with the class of 2005 from Hugoton High School and graduated from Fort Hays State University in 2010

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Meet Logan, she is a great kid who enjoys doing hair, working out and just spending time with her friends. Logan is proud of being able to take care of her own laundry, cooking and cleaning up her room. Photography is her favorite class in school. She enjoys being around nice people and has dreams of becoming a cosmetologist when she grows up. Logan states she would like a single mother with no other children in home. To learn more about adoption visit

Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Winchester with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She is currently teaching fifth grade at Cottonwood Intermediate School in Liberal. Trevor graduated from Hugoton High School in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Ag Business from Kansas State University in 2009. He is currently a loan officer for First National Bank of Liberal. Following a trip to Jamaica the couple will be at home at Liberal.

ficial sport. Special Olympics Kansas provides training yearround in 22 sports to 4,232 athletes in Kansas. The organization also provides health and nutrition programs and leadership development. SOKS is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society. Submitted by Special Olympics Kansas.

P lease Adopt Me! Meet sisters Madajah and Lucia. Together they would like to be adopted by an active family that will love and devote time to them. Older sister Madajah is very interested in computers and at school she loves to learn everything she can. She states she is good at making arts and crafts as well as cooking. Madajah has aspirations of becoming a doctor when she grows up. Next we have younger sister Lucia. She states she is good at coloring and making her bed. Lucia likes to play outside and go swimming. At school recess is her favorite because she gets to play with her friends. Lucia gets along well with others and really enjoys her time with her big sister Madajah as she makes her laugh. Both girls say they would love to have a family with pets and other children Siblings Tyler, Bryan and Quinton would like a loving and kind family to adopt them. Tyler is the oldest; she enjoys soccer, wrestling and singing. At school she said she likes everything but especially likes her art class. Tyler says she would like to go to a good college in future and find good friends to lead her on the right path. Middle sibling, Bryan likes football, soccer and basketball. However his favorite thing to do is video games. He enjoys reading at school and says that he is going to grow up to be a smart kid. Bryan needs a family that can give him individual attention without requiring him to compete with others. The youngest sibling is Quinton. Just like his big brother, he enjoys video games, especially racing ones. He also enjoys playing basketball, baseball and soccer. He likes PE the most in school and aspires to become a Sheriff when he grows up. He is

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Special Olympics State competition heads to Wichita Hotdogs and hamburgers, the crack of the baseball bat and lining up the putt. The Charles E. Watson Softball and Golf Tournament for Special Olympics Kansas will again be in Wichita August 2-4. It is expected that more than 400 athletes will participate in this weekend activities. Employees of High Touch, Inc., the presenting sponsor, are volunteering their time organizing and coordinating the tournament for the past several months. Tracy Lucas, Executive Assistant, stated “By participating with Special Olympics Kansas, High Touch employees feel like they’re making a difference. We’ve participated with the Special Olympics softball tournament for several years. We’ve witnessed firsthand the competitiveness and the overall excitement the athletes have for participating in sports. For this reason, High Touch employees and their families have become personally invested in Special Olympics Kansas.” “The efforts and passion displayed by the employees of High Touch contributed immensely to the success of the tournament. We have seen an increase in team participation since the tournament has been held in Wichita. This speaks to the quality of the facilities, logistics and commitment of High Touch and the volunteers and sponsors they help recruit,” said Chris Hahn, President/CEO, Special Olympics Kansas. The golf tournament will begin Friday at 5:30 p.m. It is a 9-hole scramble at Sierra Hills Golf Club. Saturday and Sunday, athletes will participate in the softball tournament held at the Two Rivers Youth Club (TRYC) Fields. The different competitions include T-ball, coach-pitch and slow-pitch softball. There will be a Home Run Derby beginning at 11:00 a.m. Sunday. Individuals and businesses throughout the state are encouraged to support by attending and cheering on the athletes or donating sports drinks or water. For as little as $50 you can sponsor an athlete for the weekend activities. Contact Lucas at 316.831.8105 or logon to http://www.ksso. org/charles-e-watson-softballand-golf for a copy of the brochure and itinerary. Gold sponsors include Bill and Lisa Farris, F. H. Kaysing Company, Hinkle Law Firm, LLC, Personnel Services, Inc., and Star Lumber & Supply.

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Madajah, age nine and Lucia, age seven in the home. A family who can keep them active while providing structure and stability is ideal for them. To learn more about adoption visit or call 877-457-5430. The girl’s case numbers are CH-5901 & CH-5902.

Tyler, age 12, Bryan, age ten and Quinton, age nine proud of getting Christmas presents for his brother and sister. All three children are smart and would do well with a family that has structure and love to give them. To learn more about adoption visit or call 877-457-5430. The children’s case numbers are: CH-5870, CH-5867 and CH-5869.

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Logan, age 15 or call 877-457-5430. Logan’s case number is CH-5885.

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I would like to congratulate The Stevens County 10 year old Cal Ripken All-Star Team on the most outstanding job of playing ball the last 3 weekends. Thank you boys for believing you could do it! Fifth in State is something to be proud of!! Awesome! Priceless! Also, thank you coaches Amber Perez and Gena Burnett for an outstanding job coaching! We can’t forget all the Parents and Families of the team and Austin Heaton with the Hugoton Recreation Commission and for all your support. My Hats off to all of you!! Pete Perez

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Former bank employees indicted for embezzling, staging robbery Four former bank employees are charged with embezzling from a bank in Grant County, and staging a robbery to cover the thefts, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Four former employees of Western State Bank in Ulysses are charged in a federal grand jury indictment unsealed July 18. The defendants are: Amber Gutierrez, 32, Ulysses, who is charged with two counts of embezzlement by a bank employee and one count of bank robbery; Hattie Wiginton, 32, Ulysses, who is charged with two counts of embezzlement by a bank employee, one count of bank robbery, and one count of making a false statement to the FBI; Ashley Cravens, 28, Ulysses, who is charged with two counts of embezzlement by a bank employee and one count of bank robbery; and Linda Wise, 59, Ulysses, who is charged with one count of embezzlement by a bank employee. The indictment alleges: From 2008 to July 24, 2010, while Gutierrez was

head teller and Wiginton and Cravens were clerks, they embezzled up to $84,200 from the bank. July 24, 2010, Gutierrez, Wiginton and Cravens staged a robbery at the bank, taking an undetermined amount of cash. July 24, 2010, Wiginton made false statements to the FBI, including false claims that she did not know who robbed the bank, that there were two robbers and that one of the robbers was a male with an Hispanic accent. From late 2010 to March 2013, Gutierrez, Cravens, and Wise, who were still bank employees, embezzled $24,450 from the bank. They created falsified cash deposit slips and deposited funds in their personal accounts. If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1,000 on the each count of theft by a bank employee; a maximum penalty of 25 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of bank robbery; and a maximum penalty of five

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years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of making a false statement to the FBI. The FBI, the KBI, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ulysses Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Smith is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation website.

Average gas prices are rising Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 6.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.59/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.68/g, according to gasoline price website Including the change in gas prices in Kansas during the past week, prices Sunday were 12.2 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 10.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 9.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 19.0 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. "The national average has seen the upward trend continuing, with average prices climb-

ing across an abundance of the U.S.," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "The price of WTI oil continues to rise to levels not seen in quite some time, and that may continue, at least for the time being, to put more upward pressure on gasoline prices. While the worst may be behind us, I do believe the week ahead will likely feature another rise in the national average," DeHaan said. GasBuddy operates and over 250 similar websites that track gasoline prices at over 140,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada. In addition, GasBuddy offers a free smartphone app which has been downloaded over 25 million times to help motorists find the lowest gasoline prices in their area. Submitted by

Back-To-School Q. When Do We Enroll? A. New Students enroll July 29 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. HS Concurrent College Class enroll July 29 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All other Students enroll July 30 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. PreK-6th Grade will be in the Elementary Gym & 7th Grade-12th Grade will be in the Link Cafeteria Fees: Early Childhood Development Center (Pre-school, Kinder Prep and Kidg.): Classroom resources and software fees = $30 Elementary School: (Grades 1st-6th): Classroom resources and software fees = $30 Hugoton Learning Academy: e2020 software fee = $30 - after September 14th e2020 software fee = $330 Hugoton Middle School: Laptop Air insurance fee = $50, Software and eBook fee = $15 & Activity fee = $10 Hugoton High School: Laptop air insurance fee = $50, Software and eBook fee = $15 & Activity fee = $10

Q. How Much Are School Lunches? Breakfast Lunch A. Student Staff Guest

$1.60 2.75 2.75

Student Staff Guest Extra Milk

$2.50 3.60 3.85 .30

Q. What Supplies Do We Need? A. Elementary & Middle School Supply List Follows: Crayola, 1 Marcadores Crayola-8 pzs. (ninas), 1 Paquete de Platos de Papel 6" (no de nieve seca), 1 Caja para Lapiz, 1 Paquete de Cuatro Plastilina Play-Doh ( ninos), 1 Paquete de dulces Starbust Jelly Beans KINDERGARTEN 1 Crayola Brand Twistable Crayons-24 ct. , 1 Crayola Crayons- 24 ct, 1 Elmer's White Glue 4 oz, 1 Pkg # 2 Pencils, 2 Black Dry Erase Markers, Bullet Tip, Low Oder, 1 Fiskar Scissors 5" Pointed Tip, 1 Plastic School Box (5” x 8”), 2 Plastic Pocket Folder with Brads , 2 Kleenex , 1 Clorox Wipes, 1 Kinder Mat , 1 Pink Eraser, 1 Backpack, 1 Box Zipper Bags- Quart Size (boys) -Gallon Size (girls), 4 Large Glue Sticks (1.27 oz) or 8 small (.21 oz) KINDER 1 Crayola Twistables-24 pzs. , 1 Colores Crayola-24 pzas., 1 Resistol Blanco Elmer's 4oz, 1 Paquete de lapiz #2, 2 Marcadores Negros para Pizarrón Blanco Punta Redonda, 1 Tijeras 5"-Fiskars Punta Puntiaguda, 1 Caja para Lapiz (5" x 8"), 2 Carpetas de Plastico Con Bolsillos y clavitos, 2 Kleenex , 1 Toallas de Clorox, 1 Tapete para Descanso (Kinder Mat), 1 Goma de Borrar, 1 Mochila, 1 Caja de Bolsas con Zipper- un Cuarto (ninos)- un Galon (ninas), 4 Barras de Pegamento Grandes (1.27 oz) or 8 chicas (.21oz)

PRESCHOOL 1 Elmer's White Glue-Washable, 4 Elmer’s Glue Sticks, 1 Plastic Pocket Folder, 1 Fiskars Scissors, 2 Boxes 24 count Crayola Crayons, 1 Box 8 count Crayola Markers, 1 Kleenex-Large (girls), 1 Package of Paper or Plastic Bowls (boys), 1 Clorox wipes , 1 Baby Wipes (boys), 1 Box of Ziploc Bags (quart or gallon), 1 Bag of small, unwrapped candy (Skittles, M&Ms, Jelly Beans), 1 (or 1 Package) Thin, fine tip dry erase marker, Backpack (no wheels), 1 Jar of Hand Sanitizer (girls), 1 Box Watercolors, 1 3-ring Binder (1 inch) *EVERY PRESCHOOL child needs to bring an extra set of pants, underwear, socks and shirt in Ziploc bag to leave at school or in a backpack. Thank you! PRESCHOOL 1 Resistol Lavable-Elmer's, 4 Barras de PegamentoElmer's, 1 Carpeta de Plástico con Bolsillos , 1 TijerasFiskar, 2 Cajas de Crayolas-24 pzs., 1 Marcadores Crayola-8 pzs., 1 Kleenex-Grande (ninas), 1 Paquete de Platos de Papel o Plastico (ninos), 1 Toallas de Clorox , 1 Toallas de Bebe (ninos), 1 Caja de Bolsas Ziploc (un Cuarto o Galon), 1 Bolsa chica de dulce (M&Ms, Skittles, Jelly Beans), 1(o un Paquete) Marcador Negro punta fina para Pizarrón Blanco, Mochila (Sin Ruedas) , 1 Desin-

fectante para manos (ninas), 1 Caja de Colores del Agua, 1 Carpeta de Tres Anillos (1 inch) * CADA niño en preescolar necesitan traer un juego de extra pantalones, ropa interior, calcetines y camisa en un bolsa Ziploc para dejar en la escuela o su mochila. ¡Gracias! KINDERPREP 4 Elmer's Glue Stick 21oz., 2 Elmer's White Glue-Washable 4oz, 2 Plastic Pocket Folders (one red, one blue), 4 Pencils-#2, 1 Kleenex (boys), 1 Box Ziploc Bags-Quart Size (girls), 1 Scissors-Fiskar, 2 Crayola Crayons-24 ct., 1 Baby Wipes (girls), 1 Crayola Colored Pencils (boys), 1 Box Crayola Water Color Paints, 1 Crayola Markers-8 ct (girls), 1 Package 6" Paper Plates-1 container, 1 Plastic School Box, 1 4-pack of Play-Doh (boys), 1 Package of Starburst Jelly Beans

FIRST GRADE 1 Pk White Index Cards 3x5, 1 Fiskar Scissors-Blunt tip, 2 Pk Pencils-12 ct, 2 Crayola Crayon Box-24 ct, 4 Lrg Elmer's Glue Sticks, 2 Large Pink Eraser, 1 Pencil Box, 3 Kleenex, 1 Plastic Folder- Prong, 2 Yellow Highlighters, 2 CRAYOLA Colored Pencils-12 ct, 1 Composition Book, 1 Clorox Wipes, 2 Mechanical Pencils-soft lead, 1 Black Dry Erase Marker * Please Label Each Individual Item SECOND GRADE 1 Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, 1 Crayola box-24 ct, 1 Fiskar Scissors-Pointed, 1 Large Pink Eraser, 2 Pk Pencils-12 ct, 2 Elmers Glue Stick-Dries clear, 1 White Elmers Glue4oz, 2 Kleenex, 2 Spiral Notebooks, 1 Plastic Ruler, 1 box of Ziplock Sandwich Bags- 50 ct, 2 Folders, 1 Pencil Box, NO TRAPPER KEEPERS THIRD GRADE 2 Pk Pencils-12 ct, 1 Crayola box-24 ct, 1 Large Eraser, 1 Fiskar Scissors-Pointed, 1 3 Ring Binder-2", 1 Spiral

Notebook, 1 Plastic Bags- Quart, 1 Highlighter, 2 Plastic Folders- Prongs, 1 Pencil Box, 1 Crayola Colored Pencils-24 ct, 2 Kleenex, 1 Pk Sheet Protectors- 25 pk, 4 Elmer's Glue Stick , 1 Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, 1 Elmers Glue, FOURTH GRADE 2 Elmer's Glue Sticks-Washable, 1 Clorox Wipes, 1 Pk Pencils-12 ct, 1 Large Pink Eraser, 1 Composition Book , 1 Crayola Colored Pencils-12 ct., 1 Wood Ruler, 1 Loose Notebook Paper-wide rule, 5 Plastic Folders-Prong, 1 Plastic Bags-Qt or Gal., 1 Scissors-Fiskar, 1 HighlighterYellow, 1 Pk Index Cards-white, 1 Pencil Bag-fabric, 1 Pk Sheet Protecors-10 pk., 1 Kleenex, NO ART SUPPLIES NEEDED, FIFTH GRADE 1 Pk Pencil-12 ct, 1 Large Pink Eraser, 1 Crayola Colored Pencils-12 ct., 2 Box Tissue Paper, 1 Notebook PaperLooseleaf, 1 Trapper Keeper w/Zipper, 5 Pocket Folders3 holes, no brads, 1 Highlighter-Yellow, 1 Pencil

KINDER 1 Caja de crayones girables marca Crayola de 16 piezas, 1 Resistol blanco marca Elmer, 2 Barras grandes de pegamento marca Elmers, 1 Tijeras marca Fiskars, Caja para Lapiz, Resitol, Tijeras, etc. 5" x 8", 1 Folder para tareas, 2 Cajas de Kleenex , 1 Bote de toallas de Clorox, 1 Tapete para descanso, 1 Mochila PRIMER GRADO 1 Tarjetas Indice-Blanca, 1 Tijeras-Fiskar, 1 Pk Lapiz-12 pzs., 2 Cajas de Colores Crayola-24 pzs., 4 Barras de Elmer's, 2 Gomas de Borrar, 1 Caja para Lapiz, 3 Kleenex, 1 Carpeta de Plastico-Clavitos, 2 HighlighterAmarillo, 2 Lapizes de Colores Crayola- 12 pzs., 1 Cuaderno de Composición/Meno, 1 Toallas Desinfectantes-Clorox, 2 Lapiz Mechanicos-Punta sube, 1 Marcador Negro para Pizarron Blanco, *Favor de Marcar cada articulo con, nombre de nino SEGUNDO GRADO 1 Toallas Desinfectantes Clorox, 1 Crayones Crayola-24 pzs., 1 Tijeras-Fiskars Puntiaguda, 1 Goma de Borrar, 2 Pk Lapiz-12 pzs., 2 Barras de Resistol Elmer's, 1 Resitol Elmer's- 4oz., 2 Kleenex, 2 Cuadernos con Espirales, 1 Regla de Plastico, 1 Ziplocks para Sandwiches- 50 pzs.,

2 Carpetas, 1 Caja para Lapiz, , NO TRAPPER KEEPERS TERCER GRADO 2 Paquetes de Lapiz-12 pzs., 1 Caja de Crayolas-24 pzs., 1 Goma de Borrar, 1 Tijeras-Fiskar, 1 Carpeta de 3 anillos-2", 1 Cuaderno, 1 Bolsas Plástico-un Cuarto, 1 Highlighter, 2 Carpeta-Clavitos, 1 Caja para Lapiz, 1 Lapizes de Crayola- 24 pzs., 2 Kleenex, 1 Protectores Transparentes-25 pzs., 4 Barras de Elmer's, 1 Toallas Desinfectantes Clorox, 1 Resistol Elmer's CUARTO GRADO 2 Barras de Elmer's-Lavable, 1 Toallas de Clorax, 1 Pk Lapiz-12 ct, 1 Goma de Borrar , 1 Cuaderno de Composición/Meno, 1 Lapizes de Crayola-12 pzas., 1 Regla de Madera, 1 Papel-Línea Ancha, 5 Carpetas de Plastico-Clavitos, 1 Bolsas Plástico-un Cuarto o Gallon, 1 Tijeras-Fiskars, 1 Marcador Florescente- Amarillo, 1 Tarjetas Indice-Blanca, 1 Bolsa para Lapiz, 1 Pk Protectores Claros-10 pk, 1 Kleenex, NO NECESITAN UNTILES PARA ARTE QUINTO GRADO 1 Pk Lapiz-12 ct, 1 Goma de Borrar , 1 Lapices de Colores-12 pzs., 2 Kleenex, 1 Paquete de Papel, 1 Trapper

Keeper con Cierre, 5 Carpetas-con 3 Hoyos y Sin Clavos, 1 Marcador Florescente- Amarillo, 1 Bolsa para Lapiz-Grande, 2 Barras de Elmer's-Lavable, 1 Cuaderno de Composición/Meno, 1 Scissors, NO LAPIZ MECHANICOS SEXTO GRANDE Lapiz Mechanicos , 1 Tijeras-Fiskars, 1 Goma de Borrar , 1 Lapices de Colores -12 pzs., 2 Paquetes de Papel, 2 Cuadernos con espirales, 2 Plumas Rojas, 1 Marcadores Crayola-8 pzs., 3 Barras de Elmer's, 5 Carpetas con Bolsillos, 2 Marcador Florescente -Amarillo, 1 Regla , 2 Carpetas con 3 Hoyos(1 1/2 or 2 In), 1 Trapper Keeper con Cierre, 2 Kleenex, ¡MARQUE TODO!

SEVENTH GRADE 1 large trapper, 10 sheet protectors, 3x5 lined index cards (pkg of 100), one 3-ring binder (1”), Spiral notebook (college rule), 2 composition notebooks, 6 pocket folders (3 hole), loose-leaf paper (college rule), 24 #2 pencils, 2 black pens (medium point), 1 highligher (yellow), 1 large pink eraser, 2 boxes of Kleenex EIGHTH GRADE highlighers (pkg of 4 any color), Two pocket folders (3

hole), 3x5 lined index cards (pkg of 100), 10 sheet protectors, one 3-ring binder (1”), loose-leaf paper (college rule), colored pencils (12 pack), two notebooks (college rule), 1 pkg black pens (10 pk, medium point), 24 #2 pencils, 1 large pink eraser, 1 composition notebook, 2 boxes of Kleenex ART SUPPLIES (for Art Students only) Notebook (Any brand, a simple notebook to keep in the classroom), 8 1/2” x 11” Sketchbook (Any brand but it

must be this size. Do not buy the larger kind.) PE CLASS Shorts, Shirts, Shoes, Socks, Deodorant (All clothing must comply with the school dress code) READ 180 CLASS Microphone/Earphone Headset OR Earbuds with a microphone

KINDERPREP 4 Barras de Pegamento-Elmer's 21 oz., 2 ResistolElmer's Lavable 4 oz, 2 Carpetas de Plastico (una roja y una azul), 4 Lapices-#2, 1 Kleenex (ninos), 1 Caja de Bolsas Ziploc-un Cuarto de galon (ninas), 1 Tijeras-Fiskar, 2 Crayolas-24 pzs., 1 Toallas de Bebe (ninas), 1 Lápices de Colores- Crayola (ninos), 1 Caja de Colores de Agua

Bag-Large, 2 Elmer's Glue Sticks-Washable, 1 Scissors, 1 Composition Book, , NO MECHANICAL PENCILS, SIXTH GRADE Mechanical Pencils (continuous supply), 1 ScissorsFiskar, 1 Large Pink Eraser, 1 Crayola Colored Pencils, 2 Pk Notebook Paper, 2 Spiral Notebooks, 2 Red Pens, 1 Crayola Markers, 3 Elmer's Glue Sticks, 5 Foldersw/Pockets, 2 Highlighter-Yellow, 1 Ruler, 2 3-ring Binders (1 1/2 or 2 inch), 1 Composition Book, 1 Trapper Keeper w/Zipper, 2 Kleenex, , LABEL EVERYTHING!, MUSIC 3RD-6TH 1 Kleenex-Large ART 5TH-6TH 8 1/2” x 11” sketchbook (Larger size Will Not Be Used), 1 Notebook, 2 Pencils P.E. CLASS 3RD-6TH Tennis Shoes that Support Feet, 4th-6th 1 or 2G Flash Drive

Kids at the Stevens County Library get a kick out of building pyramids out of cereal. The library can teach creativity AND resourcefulness! Photo courtesy of Stacey Strickland.

Cereal is the star of another Craft-a-Palooza craft at the Stevens County Library...bird feeders! We've had a lot of fun this summer! Photo courtesy of Stacey Strickland.

MUSICA 3ro a 6to 1 Kleenex-Grande ARTE 5to a 6to 1 Cuaderno de Dibujo 81/2 x 11, 1 Cuaderno, 2 Lapices CLASE FISICO 3ro a 6to Zapatos de Tenis que den Suporte al Pie, 4th-6th 1or 2G Flash Drive,

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The Stevens County Library tries something different at the Dig Into Reading Summer Reading Program...a Craft-a-Palooza! Fifty kids gathered at the library to complete five crafts. Surprisingly, the most popular table was the coloring table! Photo courtesy of Stacey Strickland.

MUSEUM UPDATE from The Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum Gladys Renfro and Beulah Carter David Goetzinger brought in his Army uniform for the museum to put on display. David served in the Army and was recently deployed with the Oklahoma National Guard to Afghanistan. He was Battle Captain in charge of Improvised Explosive Device removal, doing route clearance with his canine partner, Reno. He is scheduled for the Airborne Tactical Unit in the Army Reserves and is up for promotion to Major. David is currently employed with the Hugoton Police Department. Come in to see his camouflage uniform. We invite you to visit us at the Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum, 905 S. Adams. Our summer hours are 10:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are also open 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturdays.

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Above, David poses with his canine partner, Reno, last April while stationed in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Below, David’s uniform is on exhibit at the Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum along with a flag also donated by David.

The deadline for college juniors, seniors, graduate and law students to apply for the Kansas Governor’s Internship Program has been extended. Students have until August 30, 2013 to submit their applications for the fall internship program. The program is designed to give students hands-on experience of working in state government and allow students the opportunity to contribute to improving the State of Kansas. Internship specialization opportunities in the Governor’s Office include positions in Appointments, Communications, Constituent Services,

Legal, Lieutenant Governor, First Lady, Budget and Policy as well as the Hispanic and Latino Affairs Commission, the African American Affairs Commission, Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns, the Governor’s Grant Program, and the Native American Affairs Commission. Each cabinet level agency also offers opportunities for interns, these include; Labor, Commerce, Revenue, Transportation, Agriculture, Adjutant General, Aging and Disability Services, Highway Patrol, Administration, Securities Commission, Corrections, Juvenile Justice

GCCC to kick off new commercial driver’s license training program

Many American men and women over the age of 50 who were affected by the recession and subsequent rise in unemployment are being advised to work until 70 instead of still aiming to retire at 65.That's because the Social Security benefit increases by eight percent for every year an individual delays taking it after reaching full retirement. That increase extends all the way to age 70, making it advantageous for those men and women to delay taking their benefit if they can afford to do so. From Metro Editorial Services.

American Heart reminds you to take care in the sun Follow these simple tips from the American Heart Association and you can have fun and keep your family healthy too! Fair and Festival Eating Tips: • Before going to sporting events or fairs, eat a proteinfilled and healthy breakfast or lunch to keep you more full. Try high-fiber cereal with skim milk, fresh fruits, yogurt, eggs or whole-wheat toast. • Pack healthy snacks for the whole family to take to a summer outing, such as fresh fruit, frozen grapes or baby carrots. • Don’t mix alcohol with the summer heat. Alcohol can dehydrate your body and cause dizziness, nausea, and other unpleasant side effects that could put a damper on your family activities. • It’s important to make sure you’re drinking enough water while out in the summer heat. Put a water bottle in the freezer the night before and take it along.

Baby Boomers represent about 28% of the population in the US The Baby Boomer generation is one of the most influential demographics in the world today. Boomers represent roughly 28 percent of the total population of the United States, according to "Baby Boomer" magazine, and this means they are the largest generational segment as well as the single largest economic group in the United States. They hold 70 percent of the U.S. wealth and are expected to inherit millions of dollars over the course of the next 20 years. Baby boomers comprise a population of adults who were born between 1946 and 1964. That makes boomers people who are between 49 and 67 years old. Many of these baby boomers have grown to be household names and influential individuals in all areas of business. Actor Brad Pitt is a baby boomer, as is President of

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Application deadline for Governor’s internship program draws near

Social Security increases 8% every year an individual delays retirement after 65

Summer temperatures are on the rise, and you and your family may be heading to a Sporting KC or Royals game, a state fair, or other summer celebration. The American Heart Association is here to make sure you and your family stay heart healthy during all of your fun summer adventures! If you and your family and friends are grilling at a tailgate this summer, take control of the menu! Choose lean cuts of meat, and go for chicken and fish rather than beef. Add some veggies to the grill to help fill out the meal, such as peppers and corn. Before you head into the game, play catch or do something active to help burn the extra calories. At fairs, there are so many delicious options, and the temptation is to try them all. This summer, have a plan in place before heading out. Decide what you’re going to eat and make sure you stick to it! Your waistline (and diet) will thank you.

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the United States Barack Obama. Director Peter Jackson, singer k.d. lang and business mogul Donald Trump all belong to the baby boomer generation. Here are some additional facts and figures about baby boomers: * Baby boomers have more discretionary income than any other age group. * Baby boomers own 80 percent of the money in savings and loan associations. * Baby boomers spend more money than other groups. * Baby boomers account for nearly half of all consumer demand. Baby boomers have been known to have an unprecedented impact on American culture, society and the economy, and that influence is bound to continue for several more years. From Metro Editorial Services.

• When choosing what to eat at festivals, pick items that are grilled, broiled, steamed or roasted rather than those that are fried. • Wear comfortable walking shoes while out and about, and make sure you keep walking! • Take advantage of being outside by playing active games while waiting in line or taking a break at fairs. • Ride your bike or walk to the game, fair or other summer activity. If it’s too far, park in the back of the parking lot to get the most exercise in. • Most summer events have great music — enjoy it and dance the calories away! • If a high-fat food is a must (such as fried items or sugary desserts), share it with someone else! General Summer Eating Tips: • Go for fish (not fish sticks). Salmon, trout and herring are the best options. • Eat chicken breast rather than dark meat, which tends to be fattier. • Don’t forget to trim the extra fat on meats before you cook them. • If you have the option, choose low-fat/reduced-fat/ light/fat-free items. • Watch out for foods high in sodium, which causes your body to retain water (making you feel bloated). • Cut back on salty condiments and seasonings like teriyaki, soy and barbeque sauce. • Sneak extra veggies into your meals by adding lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers to sandwiches and burgers. • Refrain from drenching summer corn-on-the-cob in butter, and don’t add any salt! Visit for tips on eating healthy at home or on the road. The “Dining Out” section helps you order heart-healthy meals and offers suggestions for healthy substitutions. Story submitted by the American Heart Association.

Garden City Community College’s Continuing Education department is kicking off its new Commercial Driver’s License training program at a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception July 31 at 1:30 p.m. in the GCCC Penka parking lot on the southwest side of the campus. GCCC, in partnership with Excel Driver Services, is offering short-term classes to prepare students for the state written test needed to obtain a Class A permit. The CDL training program provides thorough driver training and job placement assistance for the trucking industry. In this three-week-long program every student receives extensive truck driving instruction

and 36 hours behind the wheel. For those wanting to apply, required informational meetings will be 6:00-9:00 p.m. July 31, August 21, October 16, November 6 and December 4, and 9:00 a.m. to noon September 14. The first class begins August 19. Information and registration are available at 620-2769647, or on the second floor of the GCCC Student and Community Services Center. Information also is available under the Business and Community tab on the home page of the GCCC website, www.gcccks. edu. Submitted by Garden City Community College.

Authority, Children and Families, Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Education. The fall internship program runs from September to December, and students are expected to work at least 16 hours per week. Some internships may be paid. All interested students must submit an internship application from the Governor’s website, along with a current resume, signed consent form, two letters of recommendation, a statement of interest, and an optional writing sample. Completed applications are due by August 30, 2013, applications received after this date will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. More information about the internship program can be found at ing-kansans/governor's-of fice-internship-program.

Here is a Happening Taking Place What: A Card Shower When: July-August 14 Where: 608 S. Madison Why: Beulah Carter is having a Birthday If you know Beulah and would like to wish her a great day please feel free to send a card.

***FREE HEALTH FAIR*** REMINDER Stevens County Hospital will be having their annual Health Fair again this year!!!

Date to be announced. Along with community information booths…. The annual FREE lab draws will be provided! Lab will include: CBC, CMP, LIPIDS, TSH, A1C, PSA (men over 50)

Giveaways and a cash drawing!!! Be watching the paper for more information and date!

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300 N. Rd 20, Moscow - 620-598-2214 & East Hwy 56, Moscow - 620-598-2101


O.D.’s SHOP Small Engine Repair

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

Your Snapper Dealer 620-428-6063 113 S. Main Hugoton



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

1520 West 10th 620-544-8995


8:30 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Judging of 4-H and Open Class Horses 406 W. 11th • 620-544-4700

516 S. Main St. • Hugoton • 620-544-8660

8:30 9:30 5:30 6:00 8:00

a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.


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



Hoskinson Water Well Service “Your Complete Domestic Well Service”


Pate Agency, LP The Crop Insurance Specialists Don Beesley, Agent

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


Tex-Mex Cafe

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 & Hugoton Recreation 11:30 a.m. . . . . . . . .Free Hamburger & Hot Dog Feed—Sponsored by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stevens County Sheriff’s Department 12:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Flying Debris - Magician - Juggler 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Delisa Dawn and Route 66, Free Concert

Best Mexican Food North Of The Border 611 S. Main 620-544-2396 Hugoton

Jordan Air, Inc. 620-544-4361


Highway 56 West Hugoton

624 S. Monroe 1012 S Main St. PO Box 308 Hugoton, KS 67951

Country Garden

“Helping You Put the Pieces Together”


620-544-2816 • 524 S. Main • Flowers, Cakes & Gifts



Call 620-598-2078 for take outs East Highway 56 • Moscow Friday DJ & Saturday Fuller Street Band



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

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

1034 S. Main • Hugoton, KS 620-544-4363

Stevens County Library Jeff Ramsey • Tanner Rindels

613 S. Main • 620-544-4303 • Hugoton Hansen-Mueller Company 1182 Road Q, Hugoton, Kansas 67951

A respected leader in the grain industry since 1979.

(620) 428-6518 Fax 620-428-6527

Summer Hours: 8-8 M-F & 9-5 Sat. 500 S. Monroe Hugoton • 620-544-2301

Kramer, Nordling & Nordling LLC Erick Nordling • Shelley K. Kurt 209 East Sixth Street • Hugoton • 620-544-4333

Warren and Amanda Willis Hugoton

Floor Covering • Furniture • Wide Selection of InStock Carpet


600 E. 11th • 544-8686

Neira Chiropractic and Sports Medicine Clinic

K-C218 Oil Co. S. Main St.

620-544-7200 • 402 W. 11th St. Hugoton, Ks. 67951


Dr. Alex Neira D.C.

Tate & Kitzke LLC 1024 S. Trindle St • Hugoton 620-544-2103

& Grill

Dr. John R. Ward & Staff Hugoton 620-544-8534

RILEY CHEVROLET BUICK 522 S. Main, Hugoton • 620-544-4321



Matrix and Redken Headquarters 519 1/2 S. Main 620-544-7635

Mike Willis Seed Sales 620-544-7333 Fax • 620-544-8333

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

Southwest Family Steakhouse

508 S. Main • 544-7066


Commodity Hauling Hugoton, Ks.

513 W. First Street Hugoton 620-544-2195 (620) 544-TIRE (8473) Highway 51 East Hugoton, KS 67951

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601 S. Main 620-544-4331

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Serving The Community 100 Years!


2013 Stevens County Fair

1026 S. Main 620-544-2121


Paul’s Funeral Home

8:00 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 and Poultry 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. . .Religious Night—3D Gospel featuring Delisa Dawn 7:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Buildings Open 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Old Timers Registration 8:00 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-H Food Auction, Fairgrounds

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 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 8:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Outlaw Junkies, Free Concert


SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 Customer Service 1-800-890-5554 Emergency Service 1-800-694-8989

Fully Licensed & Insured


Showplace Video A cut above the rest!

622 S. Main 620-544-4641

1026 S. Main Hugoton 620-544-8011

Ulysses: 9170 East Road 2 620-3356-1070

Come to the Fair! 502 S. Jackson • Hugoton, Kansas • 620-544-8908 • Member FDIC

1010 E. 10th Hugoton, KS 67951 620-453-1034



Elkhart: Airport 620-697-4706

Office 620-544-4488

517 S. Main 620-544-8555 Attorneys At Law

Hi-Plains Lumber 507 S. Main • Hugoton • 620-544-4304 See You At The Fair! Steven Bagley 620-544-4379 1006 S. Jackson St.

• Hugoton, KS


Stevens County Medical Clinic 620-544-8563

Stevens County Retail Pharmacy 620-544-8512

Pioneer Manor 620-544-2023

Nieto’s Cafe

110 West 4th St Hugoton 620-544-4004 Dustin Johnson Financial Advisor

Stephanie A. Weeast, CFP®, AAMS ® Financial Advisor

608 S. Main Street Hugoton, Kansas 67951




Service To All Brands 928 East Eleventh Street Hugoton, KS

110 East 7th Street 620-544-7447



620-655-3447 or 620-428-1462


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

Robert Johnson, Attorney at Law Daniel Schowengerdt, Attorney at Law 118 W. Madison Avenue, Iola, KS • 620-365-3778

BULTMAN INC. 110 E 6th St. Hugoton 544-2620

Mane Hair Co.

Dine in or Take out

700 South Main

511 S. Main, Hugoton, KS 620-544-4930

401 S Main Hugoton 620-544-8726


1025 S. Trindle St. Hugoton 620-544-8888

Stacie’s Barber Shop (Stacie Coulter Robertson) 112 B E. 6th Street

Phone 620-544-2252

113 W. 6th - Hugoton Open 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Brollier, Wolf & Kuharic

11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. B & B Motel


Hugoton: 1540 W 10th 620-544-2027



528 S. Main St Hugoton 620-544-8820


Crop Care by Air

Aerial Application Ground Application Granular Application Chemical Sales Fertilizer Sales Aerial Seeding

1010 S Van Buren St

on Main Street across from the Park



Bridal & Boutique

SnoBall P igs R Us




Hwy 51 East • Hugoton, KS

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

905 S. Adams • 544-8751

David & Brandy Robson

PO Box 38, Hugoton, Ks. 67951

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 7:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Good Sam Club Band, Free Concert


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


Hugoton, Kansas


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Backyard Paradise

Gladys Nease shows her beautiful flower garden in her back yard. She is raising zinnias, black-eyed susans, and petunias, as well as tomatoes. Gladys

Market Report At the Close Tuesday Brought to you by:

Wheat . . . . . . . . . . . 6.92 Milo . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.05 Corn . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.72 Soybeans . . . . . . . . 14.60

starts many of her plants from seeds kept over from the year before. Are there any more Backyard Paradises out there? Call the Hermes!!

Kniebel is elected to Advisory Committee on Animal Health Mary Ann Kniebel, White City, was recently elected to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health. Representing Kansas and the animal agriculture industry, especially the beef cattle sector, Kniebel joins seven other committee members with diverse backgrounds from across the nation as an expert in production livestock. “Kansas is ranked third highest for the production of cattle and calves in the United States, with more than 6.1 million cattle on ranches and feedyards. Due to the high production of cattle, it is imperative that Kansas have representation on the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health,” said Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. “Mary Ann’s lifetime of experience coupled with her industry

Pate Agency, LP Floatline fishing is a new form of fishing The Crop Insurance Specialists

Don Beesley, Agent

A rather new form of fishing in Kansas, floatline fishing was introduced throughout the state in select bodies of water just four short years ago. Since then, it has annually attracted a small but steady community of about

500 channel cat anglers who participate in the two-monthlong season. From July 15 through September 15, sunrise to sunset, anglers can enjoy floatline fishing at Hillsdale, Council Grove, Tut-

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

Water conservation makes sense! The Stevens County Conservation District provides quality Drip Irrigation Supplies for home gardening, landscaping, small and large tree rows.

DRIP IRRIGATION USES 30-50% LESS WATER than other watering methods. Stop in and let us help you put together a drip irrigation system for your watering needs.

A resident deer permit can be purchased over the counter beginning July 30.

Stevens County Conservation District 607 E. 11th, Hugoton

(620) 544-2991 Ext 3

Jordan Air Inc. We appreciate our local farmers SPRAYING - SEEDING - FERTILIZING

Co mple te Ae rial A pp lica tion

Ca ll TER RY at 54 4 -4 3 61 10% discount on 30 day accounts

1-800-264-4361 Elkhart - 697-2657

Resident deer permits can be purchased beginning July 30 Purchasing a resident deer permit has never been more convenient for Kansas hunters. Beginning July 30, all over-the-counter permits will go on sale, and for residents, that’s just about every deer permit available. The only deer permit that requires an application for resident hunters is the firearm either-species permit, which allows the harvest of a mule or white-tailed deer during the firearm season. Resident Whitetail Any Season, Statewide Archery, Muzzleloader EitherSpecies, and antlerless-only permits can be purchased over the counter or online. The application period for resident Firearm Either-species, Either-sex permits closed July 12. In addition to a deer permit, resident hunters age 16 through 74 must have a resident hunting

PLAN NOW! to be part of the

Stevens County Fair Parade Monday, July 29 starting at 5:30 p.m. City Park Line-up 5:00 p.m. - Judging 5:00 p.m. You are Invited to participate in the Fair Parade. The parade consists of actual floats, commercial vehicles, fire engines, police cars, groups of individuals walking, politicians in convertibles, motorcyclists, hopefully horse and carriages, etc....No ATV’s - KSA 8-15, 100 ( No 4 Wheelers-It is The Law!)

T h e Fa ir Pa r a d e I s “ S a dd l e U p fo r F u n a t t h e S t e v e n s C o u n t y Fa i r ” The Overall Float Winner will take home $100.00 First Place is $50.00, Second is $35.00 & Third is $20.00 up to $30.00 reimbursement for Float Builders In order to be eligible for prize money, open class floats must be pre-entered by Friday, July 26. Divisions: Commercial, Organization/Club or Junior (any organized youth group or individuals of High School Age or younger) Floats are judged on Beauty, Originality, Workmanship & Adherence to Theme


knowledge and involvement will allow her to help guide animal health decisions at USDA.” Kniebel plays an integral role in her family’s cattle ranch, Kniebel Cattle Co., which is recognized as a leader within the Kansas beef cattle community for its quality of cattle. Under Kniebel’s leadership, Kniebel Cattle Co. became a founding member of U.S. Premium Beef (USPB), an expanding marketing cooperative offering innovative, alternative marketing opportunities for cattlemen and women to earn premiums for the value they add to their cattle. USPB can be found in 36 states across the nation. In addition to her work on the ranch, Kniebel works part time as a cattle nutrition consultant. She works with ranchers and feedyard nutritionists to develop bal-

For More Information or an Entry Form contact

Stevens County Extension at 544-4359 or

Hugoton Chamber of Commerce at 544-4305

license, unless exempt by Kansas Law. Deer permits can be purchased online at, or from your local state park office or license vendor. For a list of vendor locations near you, visit and click “License,” “Permits,” “Locations to Buy License,” and “Permits.” 2013 Deer Season Dates *Youth/Disabled: September 7 15, 2013 *Muzzleloader-Only: September 16 - 29, 2013 *Archery: September 16 - December 31, 2013 *Pre-rut Firearm Whitetail Antlerless: October 12 - 13, 2013 *Firearm: December 4 - 15, 2013 *Extended Whitetail Antlerless: January 1 - 12, 2014 *Special Extended Whitetail Antlerless: January 13 - 19, 2014 (units 7, 8, and 15 ONLY) *Extended Archery Season: January 20 - 31, 2014 (unit 19 ONLY)

tle Creek, Kanopolis, John Redmond, Toronto, Wilson, and Pomona reservoirs. A floatline permit is required. Also referred to as jug fishing, floatline fishing consists of a placing a floating device in the water that has been fitted with a line, hook, and weight. The floating device then suspends the hook in the water, via the line and weight. When the floating device, or jug, moves, you’ve got a bite. Anglers are allowed no more than eight floatlines. All floatlines must be under immediate supervision of the angler and must be removed from the water when fishing ceases. All float material shall be constructed only from plastic, wood, or foam and shall be a closed-cell construction. A "closed cell" construction shall mean a solid body incapable of containing water. For more information on floatline fishing, visit and click “Fishing/Fishing Regulations."

anced rations to maximize cattle performance and contribute to the overall health of the cattle. Her animal health work expands beyond this role as she currently serves as a member of the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Health advisory committees for Johne’s Disease and Trichomaniasis. “We are proud to support Mary Ann as a representative of Kansas agriculture and the beef cattle industry on the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health,” said Secretary of Agriculture Dale Rodman. “She has served as a valuable asset to the Kansas Animal Health Division’s advisory committee and will provide valuable insight and firsthand knowledge about raising healthy animals in her new committee position.” In her spare time, Kniebel is active in her community and within the beef industry, serving on the board of directors for both the Kansas Livestock Association and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. She is a member of the Beef Improvement Federation and was the recipient of the 2008 Commercial Producer of the Year award. The Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health advises the U.S Secretary of Agriculture on matters of animal health and broader issues of public concern. Committee members represent the greater agriculture community and make recommendations on collateral issues involving public health, conservation of natural resources, the stability of livestock economies and livestock disease management and traceability strategies. For more information about the committee please visit www.aphis.usda. gov/animal_health/acah.

Pennsylvania to recognize Kansas concealed carry permits Pennsylvania will begin recognizing Kansas concealed carry licenses, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today. This week's announcement makes Pennsylvania the thirty-first state to recognize the Kansas concealed carry license. This recognition will allow Kansas concealed carry license holders to lawfully carry concealed handguns in conformance with Pennsylvania law while traveling in that state. Pennsylvania’s recognition of the Kansas license comes in response to legislation proposed by the Kansas attorney general's office and enacted

earlier this year by the Legislature. Kansas now recognizes all valid out-of-state permits when the non-resident permit holder is traveling temporarily in Kansas. The new Kansas law requires those who move to Kansas to obtain a Kansas-issued license the same as all other Kansas residents. A complete list of states that recognize the Kansas concealed carry license is available on the Attorney General's website at There currently are 64,225 active Kansas concealed carry permits.

Three more blue-green algae advisories are announced The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples publicly accessible bodies of water for cyanobacteria, commonly called blue-green algae, when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom in Kansas lakes. When harmful algal blooms are present, KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and other lake managers where appropriate, responds by informing the public of these conditions. Based upon sampling results and established health risk levels, the following Warnings and Advisories are in place. KDWPT reminds visitors that when a lake is under an Advisory or Warning, marinas, lakeside businesses, and park camping facilities remain open for business, although swim beaches will be closed. Park drinking water and showers are safe and not affected by the algae bloom. Also, it is safe to eat

fish caught during a harmful blue-green algae outbreak, as long as consumers clean and rinse the fish with clean, potable water; consume only the fillet portion; and discard all other parts. People should also wash their hands with clean, potable water after handling fish taken from an affected lake. CURRENT WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES Public Health Warning: High levels of toxic blue-green algae have been detected. A Public Health Warning indicates that water conditions are unsafe and direct water contact (wading, skiing and swimming) is prohibited. Kansas public waters currently under a “Warning” status: * BUHLER CITY LAKE, Reno County (New)

* COLWICH CITY LAKE, Sedgwick County (New) * LOGAN CITY LAKE, Phillips County * MEMORIAL PARK LAKE (Veteran's Lake), Barton County * RIGGS PARK LAKE, Sedgwick County (New) * SOUTH PARK LAKE, Johnson County Kansas public waters currently under an “Advisory” status: * MARION RESERVOIR, Marion County (Downgraded from Warning) * MILFORD LAKE, Clay, Dickinson and Geary Counties For information on bluegreen algae and reporting potential harmful algal blooms, go to: http://www.kdheks. gov/algaeillness/algae_advi sories.htm.

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Triumph Aerospace Systems to expand in Wichita The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC) announced that Triumph Aerospace Systems – Wichita, a subsidiary of Triumph Group Inc., plans to expand in Wichita, creating 100 new jobs and investing more than $2 million in new machining and facilities renovation during the next five years. The expansion will allow Triumph Aerospace Systems – Wichita to diversify its customer base. Triumph Aerospace Systems – Wichita recently won Viking as a new client, prompting the company’s expansion in Wichita. Triumph Aerospace Systems – Wichita will provide Viking, a Canadian aerospace original equipment manufacturer, with fuselage assembly for a small aircraft designed for search and rescue, border patrol, special missions and regional commuter transport. With support from Kansas, Sedgwick County and the city of Wichita, Triumph Aerospace Systems – Wichita was selected to assemble the fuselages. “With Triumph Aerospace Systems’ expansion, Wichita is again proving its status as the Air Capital of the World,” Governor Sam Brownback said. “The company’s investment in our state and the good manufacturing jobs it is creating will benefit Wichita and the Kansas economy.” Triumph Aerospace Systems – Wichita, which currently employs nearly 180 workers, competed for the work package with suppliers in Eastern Europe, Taiwan, China and India. In Wichita, the company designs and manufactures aircraft windows, sheet metal assemblies, wing spars, fuselages, pilot/copilot control wheels and cockpit sun-visors at its composite manufacturing facility at 9323 East 34th Street. “This is a great new line of work for Triumph Aerospace Systems – Wichita and also for the entire Wichita supplier network,” said Debra Teufel, vice president Business Development, GWEDC. “In addition to the 100 new direct jobs that would be added as this program grows, we expect our sub-contractors and suppliers right here in the Air Capital may have an opportunity to compete for the many individual components that will go into this new fuselage assembly.”

Governor Brownback, Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George and representatives from GWEDC met with Triumph Group Inc.’s senior leadership during the 2012 Farnborough Airshow to promote Wichita and Kansas. “Governor Brownback, the Department of Commerce and GWEDC had a great meeting with Triumph at the 2012 Farnborough Airshow,” George said. “Through interaction at Farnborough, we developed a strong relationship with senior leadership and discussed the ways Kansas and Wichita could support the company’s future growth and expansion. This type of opportunity is a great way to build rapport with companies considering investing and creating jobs in Kansas.” “Our community was chosen over many global markets because our local community and state pulled together and partnered with the company team here, and we were able to compete,” said Sedgwick County Chairman Jim Skelton. “This says a lot about our desire to win the jobs war and about our great workforce.” “This potential project is another example that Wichita can create jobs and compete globally when we work together,” Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer said. “The 100 additional jobs would strengthen our manufacturing base and support our overall local economy. This would mean more momentum for a rebounding economy, and I want to thank the public and private partners who are working to bring new jobs to Wichita workers.” “The entire team is excited to make this announcement because it’s a new manufacturer represented in the community with Viking work, which is great news for Triumph Aerospace Systems – Wichita and for the community,” said Teufel. “We’ve been working for more than a year on this project, helping Triumph Aerospace Systems – Wichita secure this work here. We really thank Governor Brownback and Commerce Secretary Pat George, who have been very supportive and met with Triumph senior leaders at the Farnborough Air Show last year. Those meetings and relationships matter when other states are aggressively trying to become an aerospace hub.” Submitted by the Kansas Department of Commerce.

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Roger Lynch builds totem pole Grandpa has been busy again with his art. Shiloh Goetzinger of Hugoton stands next to the totem pole that local artist Roger Lynch has built for their home. Totem poles can tell a story of the family and are carved and painted with a series of family or figures representing mythic beings. The tall part is an eagle which stands for strength and pro-

tection of the home. The eagle can be painted in any variety of bright colors. Next in line is the beaver. The beaver stands for construction of the home and serves as a welcome to visitors. The next two figures are purple for K-State and red for the Kansas Jayhawker. Story submitted by Roger Lynch.

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

Shiloh Goetzinger poses with their family totem pole carved by her Grandpa Roger. Photo courtesy of Roger Lynch.

Area 4-H’ers take part in Geology Project The members from Stevens County and Morton County 4-H Geology Project traveled over 430 miles in one weekend in June to discover great finds in our State’s great geological formations. Friday evening started with workshops covering all types of geology and lapidary topics. Saturday morning it was early to rise with over 340 4-H’ers and sponsors hitting the road with a very long caravan on the Highways of Northwest Kansas. Members enjoyed going to Gove and Lane Counties discovering the chalk beds where the fossil beds were waiting for them from the Pleistocene Series. After a full day of collecting specimens, the group enjoyed supper with the other 4-H Geology members and their sponsors. After supper the real work began, with the important identification of the specimens collected during the day and then Quiz bowl activities. The Quiz Bowl was enjoyed by all of the Geology project members, with John Shelton being on the second place win-

ning team! Sunday morning the group was very excited for the Sternberg Museum to open early for a private tour. Everyone enjoyed the Museum — even the adults. Then the drive began on to Ellis and Russell Counties for more collection sites. Here the group enjoyed collecting from Heartland Shale beds from the Greenhorn Formations. After enjoying a nice picnic lunch at the Russell City Park, the very tired group headed home. The Stevens County Members on the trip were: Nicholas Bryan, Victoria Bryan, Jeffery Cutter, Ashlyn Schechter, Carson Schechter, Allen Shelton, John Shelton and Kyra Shelton. From Morton County was Aspen Sohm. So, come to the Fair next week and see what the hard working Geology Project members collected this year. Their exhibits will be in the back of the Arts and Crafts Building. Story and pictures submitted by Julie Kinser.

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Public Real Estate & Personal Property Living Estate Auction Saturday, August 17, 2013-10:00AM Real Estate sells @ 11:00AM- Sharp! 328 Hilltop, Elkhart, KS Beautiful 4 Bdrm, 2 Bath Home Plus nice Antique Furniture & More!

Open House: August 1, 2013 5:30-7:30pm

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John Shelton, far right, stands with the team that won second place in the Quiz Bowl. John is the son of Brian and Margo Shelton of Stevens County.


Ashlyn and Carson Schechter brave the flight path of pterodactyls at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History.


Allen Shelton extracts a find from shale.

Geology 4-H’ers from Stevens and Morton County visit the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, part of Fort Hays State University in Hays. In the front row are Kyra Shelton, Aspen

Sohn, John Shelton and Carson Schechter. In the back row are Nicholas Bryan, Jeffery Cutter, Allen Shelton, Victoria Bryan, Ashlyn Schechter and leader Julie Kinser.

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All-Around 4-H Club hears project reports

ROLLA NEWS By Mary Courtney

Hall and Robson attend basketball camp Micah Hall and Morgan Robson had an amazing experience at the OU basketball camp last week. They were coached by coaches — Coach Elliot from the University of Tulsa, Coach Corley from Garden City Community College, and Coach Ray from Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Both girls learned a lot and improved their skills. They are excited about their prospects in the future as these coaches will do some scouting in the area. Morgan

and Micah are planning to attend games at Garden City Community College to watch Coach Corley in action, and she plans to watch one of their games in Rolla. Micah said, “We both learned a lot and met some really cool people and those friendships will probably last a lifetime!” Morgan is looking toward the future when she stated, “This is an easy way to get your name out there, so if you are good enough you can get looked at by college coaches.”

Micah Hall attends basketball camp at OU and gets tips from several college coaches.

The meeting for the AllAround 4-H club was called to order by Junior Vice President Carlie Jones July 1, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the Rolla Civic Center. Roll call was on “Do you like fireworks?” The flag salute was done by Jaxon Schwindt and Rylan Williams. Last meeting’s minutes were read and approved by Kenzie Jones. The treasurer’s report was done by Katy Howe. There was no officer’s report. In old business the dunk tank for Rolla Centennial was discussed. Tim Jones and other 4-Hers talked about the Achievement Trip to New Mexico. Project Talks and Demonstrations were presented by Jessica Jones on horse nutrients, Paige Claassen on how to make cookies, Rylan Williams on his goat and what he does with it, Jaxon and Deserae Schwindt on their rabbits. Calendar events: Rolla

Centennial dunk tank is from 1:00–7:00 p.m. The meeting was adjourned. Jessica Johns had refreshments of fruit and veggies. Reminder: Record books, style revue and animal entries are due into Extension Office by July 26, by 5:00 p.m. The All-Around 4-H Club would like to express their appreciation to the City and Community of Rolla and the following people for helping make their dunk booth a success at the Rolla Centennial — Officer Mandy Wray, Mrs. Kim Clark, Mr. G. Schnable, Penny Rucsh, Mike Hollis, Cassie Thrall, Mr. Sutton, Jean Ann Hull, Greg Sohm, Mrs. Zeta Greene, Mr. Duane Greene, and a very special appreciation to Helen and Jack Higgins for helping setup the tank, the help during the day and tearing down the dunk booth. By SaKya Milburn

Morgan Robson attends the OU basketball camp and gets to meet several famous area college coaches.

Rolla Doctors Office 415 Washington St., Rolla, KS 620-593-4242 Office Hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday Dominador Perido, M.D. General Surgery Office Hours 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Monday

Haley McCammon, PA-C Office Hours 9:00 to 12:00 noon Tuesday

Willie Posey, DO Internal Medicine / Cardiologist

Office Hours 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday

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

Steven Samii, MD, MHA Office Hours 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday

Lori Harriman, ARNP Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Friday

Supported and Sponsored by Morton County Health System Elkhart, KS

All-Around 4-H’er Katy Howe uts in her time at the dunk tank at Rolla Centenial. She hopes no one has the good aim to dunk her.

All-Around 4-H’ers discuss dunk tank The meeting for the AllAround 4-H club was called to order by President Katie Murray June 10, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the Rolla Civic Center. Roll call was “Are you enjoying your summer?” The flag salute was done by Katy Howe and Paige Claassen. Last meeting’s minutes were read and approved by Kenzie Jones. Treasurer’s report was done by Katy Howe. The officers report was about our achievement trip to New Mexico, June 17-19. There was no new business. In old business we talked about how our club was going to have a dunk tank at the Rolla Centennial July 4, working twohour shifts. The committee for getting dunk tank volunteers

Thank you We wish to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone that contributed to the success of our Centennial Celebration in Rolla. The dedication of all those involved is truly appreciated. Those making monetary donations were Pioneer Electric, Snacks-R-Us, HeydmanKliewer LLP, Morton County 4-H Council, Musgrove Insurance, Instrument Services, Hancock Electric, Mayer Specialties, Pheasant Heaven Charities and Pioneer Communications. We wish to thank Tri State Oil Field Service for providing the meal on July 4th and donations from Seaboard Foods, Jeff Thomlinson and Double T Industries for the meal provided on July 5th. Thank you to Cassie Thrall for organizing the Centennial kick off parade and to all those that were participants in the parade. Thank you to Rolla Hope Foundation for the watermelon feed and for helping with all the games on the 4th, the Thunder on the Grasslands Motorcycle Tour and for your dedication and hard work to this community to provide for those that have a special need. Thank you to Marc Espinoza for providing the music for the street dance on Thursday night and early Friday morning. Thank you to the Rolla Recreation Commission and staff for sponsoring the Smash ball Tournament on Saturday and providing free swimming for the duration of the celebration. Thank you to the Rolla Lions Club for providing Bingo at the Civic Center and for refurbishing the wind gauge in the park. Thank you to Kendra Lewis for organizing the mud volleyball tournament and to Servants with a Testimony for the 3 on 3 basketball tournament. Thank you to the Rolla Junior High Cheerleaders for breakfast on Saturday morning. Thank you to Dee Gasper for organizing the 2 Mile Fun Run on Saturday morning and for donating the proceeds to the Rolla Hope Foundation. A special thank you to all of you that worked so hard on preparing all the historical documents that were available at the library all three days. We would like to thank the RHS Class of 2015 and sponsors for helping with the meal on the 5th and for clean up at the school after the Logan Mize concert. Thank you to the RHS Class of 2014 and sponsors for the Saturday evening meal and to Mr. John Barrett for once again organizing a very entertaining evening of talent. It’s not an easy task to bring in a carnival, a concert, and a large fireworks display, so we are truly thankful that Moore’s Greater Shows, Logan Mize, and Rainbow Fireworks were willing to come to the small town of Rolla, Kansas to provide entertainment for our Centennial. There were a lot of people behind the scenes that volunteered their time to help clean up all around town. Thank you to USD 217 for allowing the carnival to set up on your property and for the extra work your staff did to make this possible. Thank you to the Rolla Police Department and Morton County Sheriff Department for the extra hours you put in to make sure everyone was safe. And finally, a thank you to our City employees that worked very hard over the last few years in preparation of the Centennial Celebration. Mayor, Paula Cowser Council Members; David Light, Gene Link, Steve Hittle, Mickey Huddleston and Brian Peitz

was Aspen Sohm, SaKya Milburn and Dezi Schwindt. Project Talks and Demonstrations were done by Katie Murray, Katy Howe, Mckenzey Hanna, SaKya Milburn, Dezi Schwindt, Rylan Williams, Kenzie Jones, Carlie Jones, and Jaxon Schwindt. Refreshments of chips and salsa, ice cream and Limeade drinks were enjoyed after Dezi’s, Rylan’s and Jaxon’s demonstrations. Lake side camp was June 13 and 14 at Scott City and Achievement trip to New Mexico was June 17, 18, 19. Written by SaKya Milburn

All-Around 4-H Club President Katy Murray waits nervously at the dunk tank. She knows she will get dunked more than once.

Eli Hull celebrates his first birthday Eli Wayne Hull’s family is having a celebration for his first birthday at the Rolla Park Sunday, July 28, at 4:00 p.m. When Eli was born a year ago, he had many complications that concerned his parents and the entire community. After many

weeks of treatment, he was able to come home to Rolla. In those months that followed, Eli thrived and grew and is ready to meet the people who supported him and his parents and who prayed for him through the trying times.

Ransomware purporting to be from the FBI is targeting OS X Mac users In May 2012, the Internet Crime Complaint Center posted an alert about the Citadel malware platform used to deliver ransomware known as Reveton. The ransomware directs victims to a drive-by download website, at which time it is installed on their computers. Ransomware is used to intimidate victims into paying a fine to “unlock” their computers. Paying the fine does nothing to solve the problem with the computer; do not follow the ransomware instructions. The ransomware has been called “FBI Ransomware” because it uses the FBI’s name. The newest version of ransomware targets OS X Mac users. This new version is not malware; it appears as a webpage that uses JavaScript to load numerous iframes (browser windows) and requires victims to close each iframe. The cyber criminals anticipate victims will pay the requested ransom before realizing all iframes need to be closed. The ransomware is pushed to victims’ computers when they browse common websites, specifically when they query popular search terms. Once the web browser is exploited, the victim’s computer displays a pop-up warning that appears to be from the FBI. Cyber criminals use “” within the URL to make the warning appear

more legitimate. As the FBI saw in 2012, the warning accuses victims of violating various U.S. laws, then locks the user’s computer. To unlock the computer and avoid legal issues, victims are told they must pay a $300 fine via a prepaid money card. Attempts to close the warning page results in additional messages that reappear each time victims try to close their web browser. The simplest way to remove the ransomware’s iframes is by clicking on the Safari menu and choosing the “Reset Safari,” option,

making sure all check boxes are selected. You may also hold down the Shift key while relaunching Safari, which will prevent Safari from reopening windows and tabs from the previous session. Victims can also disable the reopening feature across OS X from the General pane of System Preferences. Ransomware messages are an attempt to extort money. If you have received a ransomware message, do not follow payment instructions. Be sure to file a complaint at From the Federal Bureau of Investigation website.

P lease Adopt Me! Christopher “Chris” is good at magic tricks and playing sports. He is proud that he makes good grades and works hard at his chores. Art and PE are his favorite classes in school. Chris would like to become an artist someday. Chris would like a forever family that lives in the city, active and willing to support him at school and the community. To learn more about adoption visit www.adoptkskids. org or call 877-457-5430. Chris’ case number is CH5676.

Christopher, age 11

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How to protect your pets when the mercury rises Many people anxiously await the return of summer when they can wear shorts and short-sleeved shirts out in the sun. Although humans are able to keep comfortable in the heat by dressing accordingly, pets are not so lucky. Pets can have a difficult time when the temperature soars. Certain animals, such as reptiles or tropical birds, are acclimated to hot temperatures. But other pets, including dogs, cats, and even some

small animals, can easily overheat and dehydrate. When the weather warrants cranking up the air conditioning, pet owners should pay special attention to pets to ensure they are comfortable and not suffering from summer heat. * Schedule a check-up with the veterinarian. Prior to the dog days of summer, make an appointment with the veterinarian for a well visit to ensure any preventive care measures are taken. This is the time to

refill flea and tick medications and also to have the animal checked for heartworm. Insects that transmit diseases are more prevalent in the warm weather, and more time spent outdoors can put pets at greater risk of insect bites or infestations. * Get to know your pet. Pets display different behaviors and signals when they are feeling unwell. Heavy panting may be an indication that a dog is hot or not feeling well, while other

dogs may pant for no apparent reason. Recognizing baseline behavior for your pet can make identifying a problem that much easier. * Keep plenty of water available. Hot weather can cause a pet to use up its fluid stores much more quickly than when it is cooler outside. Before leaving the house, be sure that your pet's water bowls are topped off. Think about putting some ice cubes in the water to slowly melt and keep it cool,

History From The Hermes Compiled by Ruthie Winget

Thursday, July 31, 2008 Carley Chamberlain is crowned the 2008 Sorghum Queen. Fabian Aguilera and James Langley earned All State Honors at the Kansas VFW State Convention in Wichita. This honor is awarded when their post reaches 100% in membership and are 100% reported in Community Activities. Thursday, July 31, 2003 Everett and Betty Barber

reined over the fair as the 2003 Pioneer King and Queen. They began their schooling in a one room school. They have both served in the military, Everett in the Navy and Betty in the Army Nurse Corps. Thursday, July 29, 1993 Hugoton Volunteer Firefighters transformed a 1955 truck into “Big Bertha.” The huge truck was donated by the Forestry Fish and Game Department. The firemen furnished

The 1993 Southwest Kansas Little League allstars celebrate their State title. Pictured from left to right are Randy Dominguez, Barry Gaskill, Bret Vaughn, assistant coach Wayne Harrison, Jorge Tinoco, Dan Hernandez, Mike Hooker,

and restored it to hold 3,200 gallons of water for firefighting. Thursday, July 28, 1983 Herb Davis is retiring after 24 years with ASCS. One of eleven children, Herb grew up four miles west of Hugoton. Thursday, July 26, 1973 Kevin Seaman is one of the new teachers to come to the Hugoton schools this fall. Kevin was born in Wichita and raised in Augusta. Sheriff O.D. Littrell and Police

D.J. Gonzales, Josh Shaddix, Vance Lahey, Nathan Schroeder, Chasse Peterson, Chris Lahey, Cesar Rodriguez, coach Ernest Heranandez and Rya Lee. Photo taken from the August 3, 1993, issue of The Hugoton Hermes

Chief Code Hall were both presented with safety awards by the director for Kansas Highway Commission July 19, 1973. Thursday, August 1, 1963 Life Scout Otis Cox, 13, and Star Scout Ronnie Swan, 14, received their God and Country Awards at the Christian Church Sunday. The boys worked over a year to earn their awards. Airman 3rd Class Don Allen finished his two month basic training in San Antonia, Tx. Don joined the Air Force Memorial Day. Thursday, July 30, 1953 Sam Zabel was hospitalized at Stevens County Hospital for treatment of injuries to his right leg after his tractor turned over and pinned his leg under the steering wheel at his farm southeast of Hugoton. Zabel was driving a herd of cattle on the tractor when the governor stuck, causing the tractor to turn over when he turned at too great a speed. 1953 Stevens County Fair events include horse shoe pitching contest, cherry pie baking contest, auto races, rodeo, parade and Sorghum Queen Contest. If any readers have pictures for the history page of the Hermes, please bring them in to Ruthie Winget at The Hugoton Hermes.

“Notes From Nancy” by Stevens County FACS Agent Nancy Honig

Hot Dogs, National Treasure or National Disaster? I decided this would make an interesting column after learning that July 23 is National Hot Dog day. Hot dogs are center stage on the grill, and at picnics all across America. It’s not hard to find them, and hundreds of thousands were consumed on the Fourth of July alone. We consume so many hot dogs, in so many venues, that the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council hesitates to forecast consumption. But, it does report that each year we buy over 837 million packages of hot dogs at

retail outlets, and over 24 million hot dogs at baseball stadiums alone. So why does that make it a newsworthy column? Because hotdogs rank as one of the lowest in nutritional value, and highest in fat, of the protein foods that Americans consume on a regular basis. I, myself, love a good hotdog, especially cooked on the grill or roasted over an open fire. I have even seen what goes into hotdogs and how they are made, and can still enjoy one. However, I know that hotdogs definitely belong in that “sometime”

Stevens County Hospital

Specialty Clinics Scheduled for August 2013 Dr. Plomaritis Dr. Farhoud Dr. Brown Dr. Ansari Michelle Gooch Dr. Frankum Dr. Plomaritis Dr. Farhoud Dr. Hu Dr. Ansari Michelle Gooch

Orthopedics Cardiology Podiatry Orthopedics Dietician General Surgeon Orthopedics Cardiology Ear, Nose, Throat Orthopedics Dietician

Mon. Tue. Thu. Mon. Thu. Fri. Mon. Tue. Wed. Mon. Thu.

8/5 8/6 8/8 8/12 8/15 8/16 8/19 8/20 8/21 8/26 8/29

For appointments with: Dr. Ansari 624-6222; Dr. Brown 544-8339; Dr. Farhoud 1-855-969-8900; Dr. Plomaritis 275-3030; Michelle Lock-Gooch 544-8339; Dr.Frankum 544-8339 Dr. Hu 227-1148 For all other appointments please call 544-8339 or 544-6160.

group of foods. The foods that we consume on special occasions, as a special treat, not something we have on a regular basis. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a Washington, D.C., group that promotes preventive medicine and a vegan diet, has said that hot dogs, like cigarettes, should come with a warning label that helps consumers understand the health risk. This is definitely the extreme approach. Most nutritionists and health experts would agree that hot dogs are certainly not health food, neither are they toxic, if consumed in moderation. “It is not necessary to eliminate consumption of red or processed meat; rather the message is that these foods should not be the mainstay of your diet,” according to an American Cancer Society guidelines statement. Hot dogs are low in nutritional value, said Dr. Jesse Spear, an internal medicine physician with St. Vincent Medical Group in Fishers, In. They’re high in sodium, which can lead to hypertension and heart disease. Should we avoid them at all costs? That’s not what Spear tells patients. Instead, he advises them to eat a generally healthy diet: more fruits and vegetables, less processed meats. “I don't personally tell people never to eat hot dogs, because I guess I’m just realistic enough to know that people will still consume them to some degree,” he said. So if you choose to indulge in that all American treat, do so in moderation. You can be diligent about reading the nutrition labels and search for lower fat and lower sodium hot dogs. Feel free to enjoy the summer with a hot dog, but only occasionally! Hot Dog Trivia 1. What did New York Polo Grounds hawkers call “hot dogs”?

A) Wieners B) Tube steaks C) Dachshund sausages D) Doggies 2. Where and when were hot dogs first served in buns? A) 1921 World Series B) St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904 C) The Oscar Mayer company picnic in 1928 D) Boston’s Fourth of July parade in 1918 3. Which of these Presidents served hot dogs at an official White House function? A) Bill Clinton B) George W. Bush C) Harry Truman D) Ronald Reagan *Answers: 1. Dachshund sausages - An old urban legend has it that when renowned sports cartoonist Tad Dorgan couldn’t spell dachshund, he wrote “hot dog” instead. The name stuck. However, no copy of Dorgan’s cartoon has yet been found, and both the practice of selling sausages and the habit of calling them “hot dogs” were around well before the 1900s when T.A. Dorgan was supposedly inventing the term. 2. St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904 Bavarian concessionaire Anton Feuchtwanger loaned his customers white gloves to protect their hands from the steaming wieners. Most patrons failed to return these gloves, and his supply began running low. Feuchtwanger allegedly asked his brother-in-law, a baker by trade, for help. The brother-in-law improvised long soft rolls that fit the meat, and thus invented the hot dog bun. 3. Ronald Reagan in 1980. Two other presidents also served hot dogs at official White House functions: Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter served them at a White House picnic in 1977, and Franklin D. Roosevelt served King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England hot dogs and beer at a picnic during a White House visit in 1939.

but make sure your pet won't attempt to chew the ice cubes, which can be hazardous. Water bottles in small animal cages should be topped off and regularly checked. * Know which pets are most at risk. Older, younger, overweight, and snub-nosed animals (think pugs, shih tzus, Persian cats, etc.) don't tolerate the heat as well as other animals. Use special caution when it is hot outside for these animals, and check on them frequently. * Don't shave fur too short. The idea that shaving a dog (or cat) close to the skin might help them keep cool is a popular notion. While some longerhaired breeds may need a trim to keep cool, resist the urge to shave fur all the way off. This puts pets at risk for sunburn and skin irritation. * Keep exercise to a minimum. Humans often feel lazy when the temperature soars and so may their pets. Overexertion during hot weather can lead to heat stroke, signs of which include panting, drool-

ing, rapid pulse, and fever. Try to walk dogs early in the morning or late at night when the temperature is cooler. Do not keep animals chained up outdoors or sitting in hot windows during peak hours of the day. * Supervise water play. Some pets are natural swimmers, while others are not. Do not allow pets to go unsupervised around a pool or another source of water. They may be tempted to cool off, but they may not be able to stay afloat. * Be cautious of fireworks. Warm weather and fireworks seem to be common companions. The ASPCA advises that fireworks can result in severe burns or trauma to curious pets. Even unlit fireworks — which are made from potentially toxic substances — can be hazardous if they are licked or consumed. Pet owners should use common sense regarding their pets and hot weather. Chances are if you are uncomfortable so is your pet. From Metro Editorial Services.

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

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

HELP WANTED HELP WANTED: Evening waitresses needed at Southwest Family Steakhouse. Call 620-544-7066 for more information.

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Please inquire at 428-5180 or 544-8889

Now taking applications for DETAIL PERSON

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Starting pay commensurate with experience. Salary plus commission. Paid holidays, paid sick leave, medical insurance, retirement and uniforms. Will train right person with good attitude.

Contact Alvin Riley - Riley Chevrolet Buick 1034 S. Main, Hugoton, Ks. 620-544-4363





8 Officers Needed Officers $9-$11 per hour Lead Officers $11-$13 per hour No experience needed - we will train you! Located in Hugoton

There will be a meeting Wednesday, August 6, for anyone interested in being a substitute teacher for Hugoton USD 210. To be a substitute teacher you must have at least 60 college hours or a teaching license. The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Hugoton Elementary School, 304 E. Sixth Street, Hugoton, Ks. (2c30)

Call 866-840-2066



Hugoton Schools is accepting applications for a new position to start in early August. Minimum salary of $15 per hour; with industry recognized HVAC certificate up to $20 an hour. This is a full time position with benefits. Apply at USD 210 Central Office, 205 E. Sixth St. Call 620-544-4397 or email materials and questions to


Solution to July 18, 2013 puzzle

Ask for Carl

Duties will include mowing, trimming, reading meters, interaction with the public and more. Some experience in mechanics necessary. Must live in Stevens County, speak and write English, be able to work unsupervised, and be able to lift more than 50 pounds. CDL and drug testing required. (CDL may be acquired after employment.)

Applications are available at Moscow City Hall, 125 Main Street. Or mail resume to PO Box 7, Moscow, Ks. 67952. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, please call 598-2234. The City of Moscow is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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CURRENT OPENINGS AT ABENGOA BIOENERGY We are recruiting for the following positions at our firstof-its-kind facility in Hugoton: Plant Engineers; Laboratory Supervisor; Laboratory Technicians; Microbiologist; Electrical Maintenance Technicians; Plant Operators (Shift Workers). Applicants should have a good work ethic and the ability to work closely within a team environment. Good pay and great benefits with Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance plus a matching 401k plan. Apply online at Click “English” then “Employment” at the bottom of the page. Then click “Job Location” to find the Hugoton positions. You can also fax your resume to the attention of ABBK HR Manager at 636-728-1148 or email (4p27)

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

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


PARAEDUCATOR POSITION Hugoton Middle School is seeking an individual who is hard working, patient, and dedicated to work with students of varying needs. Please contact Lance Custer, HMS Principal, for further information at 544-4341. To obtain an application contact the Hugoton Central Office at 544-4397. Position is open until filled.


CURRENT OPENINGS AT STEVENS COUNTY HOSPITAL, MEDICAL CLINIC AND PIONEER MANOR NURSING HOME Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time RNs and LPNs to work at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home. These positions are for the night shift (6 pm - 6 am). Interested candidates must be certified with a Kansas license to be eligible for these positions. Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time, Part-time and PRN RNs or LPNs to work on the Med/Surg floor. These positions are for night shift (7 pm-7 am). All candidates must have a Kansas RN/LPN licensure to be eligible. We are also searching for PRN CNAs to work as needed. All candidates must have a Kansas CNA license to be eligible. We offer outstanding benefits, competitive wages, sign on bonus of $2000 with one year contract for FT RNs/LPNs; $1000 with one year contract for PT RNs/LPNs; and mileage reimbursement to RNs or LPNs that live 15 miles or more outside of Stevens County.

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


PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, July 25, 2013) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF R. JEFFERSON GRANT, also known as ROY JEFFERSON GRANT, DECEASED Case No. 13-PR-24 NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF KANSAS, TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in this court by Linda Fern McGehee, one of the heirs

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, July 25, 2013)




of R. Jefferson Grant, also known as Roy Jefferson Grant, deceased, praying for the determination of the descent of all of the real estate described in the Petition and all other property owned by decedent in Kansas at the time of death; and you are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on or before August 16, 2013, at 9:30 o'clock a.m., of said day, in said court, in the City of Hugoton, in Stevens County, Kansas, at which time and place said cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said Petition. Linda Fern McGehee, Petitioner Richard R. Yoxall #9953 YOXALL, ANTRIM, FITZGERALD, McCAFFREY & FOREMAN, LLP 101 West Fourth Street Liberal, Kansas 67901 Phone: (620) 624-8444 Fax: (620) 624-8221 Email: Attorney for Petitioner


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FOR SALE FOR SALE: 2009 Camry Hybrid, tan, 61,000 miles, excellent condition, $16,000. 2011 Kia Sportage, silver, fully loaded, sun roof, navigation, 20,000 miles. $26,000. Call 806-679-7282. (3c28) --------------FOR SALE: Black Angus Bulls, registered, tested, guarantee, excellent bloodlines, confirmation and performance, discounts. Contact: Black Velvet Ranch, Aaron Plunkett, Syracuse, KS 620-384-1101. (14c17) ---------------

FOR SALE: 2004 Jayco 26 ft travel trailer. Call Debbie at 544-8528 or 544-6673. (2c30)

FOR SALE: Barn find - A 1978 Honda Trail 90 - runs. Lost Title. $1,000 firm. Please call Mark at 620-4285583. (2p30) --------------FOR SALE: Electric lift chair in very good condition $100; Round, solid oak, antique dining table - $75. Call 544-7753. (2c30)


Oak, Piñon, Mesquite, Pecan & More


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

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• Must be 62 or disabled to qualify • Rent based on adjusted income at • All electric appliances • Coin-operated laundry facilities For information, • NO yard work RE!! AND MO call Plaza Office



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

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



314 West 4th-Complete remodel w/updated kitchen, 2 bed/1 bath, central H/A, carport, fence...corner lot. A must see!!!

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



Feature Of The Week

PREGNANT? NEED HELP? Call Birthright of Garden City, 620-276-3605 or Birthline of Liberal, 1404 N. Western, 620-626-6763. (tfc3)

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will help you if you sincerely want to stop drinking. Call 544-8633. (tfc1) ---------------

Celebrate L i fe

Project Hope

7:00 ~ 8:00 p.m. Mondays Assembly of God, 138 S. Main

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

(park in back lot)

1030 S. Main

905 S Jefferson- Ranch style, 4 bed/3 bath, 2 fpl, att garage, cen H/A, large lot.

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

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

Chance Yoder- Cellphone 544-1907

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“Call Us For All Your Real Estate Needs”

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The USD 210 Board of Education has the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

For more information, please contact USD 210 Transportation Director Lorenzo Cruz at 620-544-2443 or email (2c29)


Pioneer Manor Family Support Group

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



ACCEPTING SEALED BIDS USD 210 is accepting sealed bids for a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban and a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban. Vehicles will be sold “as is.” Bids will be accepted at Central Office, 205 E. Sixth in Hugoton until 2:00 p.m. August 14, 2013. Bids will be approved or rejected at the August 19, 2013 USD 210 Board of Education meeting.

AL-Anon Family Group






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

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


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

600 S. Jefferson - Price Reduced!! 3 1035 S Van Buren-Nice 2 bed/1 b, cen H/A, bed/2 bath, cen H/A, fence, 30 x 40 build- att garage, circle drive, sprinkler, fence, storing. Call for details!! age shed. A Must See!!

Sunflower Plaza 544-4011

17957 Road B, - Liberal - 125' Guyed Tower, concrete block building with chain link fence on 4.6 acres. West side of property adjacent to Blacktop Road.

Now see these and other SW. Kansas properties at

An Encouragement Group

FOR RENT: 2 RV hookups in Hugoton on private lot. Call for details 612-750-9474. (2c29) -------------FOR RENT: 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments. Furnished or unfurnished. Bills included, washer and dryer, and cable. Call 544-2232. (tfc)


(620) 624-1212

1111 S Jefferson- 3 bed/1 b, cen H/A, 1155 Road 25, Rolla - Beautiful Brick, 4 fence, carport, storage bldg. Call for de- bed/3 bath, att garage, horse barn, equip shop, detach garage, feeding facility, all on tails!! 160 acres. Call today for your private showing!!



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

307 N. Kansas, Suite 101 Liberal, KS 67901

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

Deadline 5pm Mondays!


HOME FOR SALE 201 6th Ave, Rolla Dallas Bressler (owner)

3 Bedrooms, 2-Car Garage, Large Shop, Travel Trailer Cement Pad for Hookups, Full Basement, Approximately 6 Acres. Please call David Light at 544-9763. David Light 620-544-9763 Fax: 620-356-5462 Office: 620-356-5808



FIREARM SERVICE: HPR in Satanta has over fifty black guns in stock from entry level to bench guns. We are Class 3 for your NFA items such as suppressors and short barreled rifles. We take care of ATF paperwork. Give us a call for all your firearm needs. Shawn 620-629-7080 or shop 620-6492670. (10p22) --------------HOPPER?? GENIE?? We have BOTH!! Call us for monthly prices and comparisons. Information, Upgrades, Full service, all from your LOCAL Retailer! Jay D’s Satellite 800-9529634. (12c22) --------------KIRBY VACUUM CLEANER: For Factory Authorized Sales, Service and Supplies, please call Jeff @ 800-821-5050. (4c30)

GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALE: Saturday, July 27, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m., 1017 Adams. Lots of Girl’s Clothes (Summer and Winter), Boy’s Clothes, Household Items and Much More. Everything must go! -------------------GARAGE SALE: Saturday, July 27, 8 a.m. - Noon, 721 S. Polk. Household Items, Toys, Furniture, Clothes. -------------------BIG YARD SALE: Saturday, July 27, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., 509 W 10th St. Children’s, Women’s and Little Boy’s Clothes, Furniture, and Much More.

July 28 2:00-4:00 p.m

Eileen Gregg, Broker



FOR SALE BY OWNER 3325 sq ft 5 bed/3 bath 2 living rooms Master suite upstairs

1003 S. Adams

Car port Det. garage in back Fenced yard

Call 620-544-3201

Call 620-453-1830

Your Snapper Dealer

620-544-4597 or 931-626-1274 (1c30)

3 bed/1 bath (remodeled), new carpet, central A/C, carport, detached garage, storage shed. (2c30)


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


Alan D. Higgins, Owner



House for Sale 821 S. Polk St.

Small Engine Repair


Shown by appointment only.

711 E. Fifth Avenue ~ Spikes Addition

OD’s SHOP 620-428-6063 113 S Main, Hugoton (tfc)

FOR SALE BY OWNER ,000!! Price Reduced to $289

SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: 17 years of experience doing home care for the elderly, day or night shift. Call Linda Lamberson @ 544-7647 or 453-2453. (2c30)

1182 Road Q • Hugoton (tfc12)


Handy Haulers

Lawn Mowing/Odd Jobs

Kelly Mace

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


THIS SPACE FOR RENT Call 620-544-4321 or email today!


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

544-5915 or 544-7776

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

See YOUR ad here!

LAWN PRO Will Schnittker

600 E. 11th

IN STOCK *Carpet *Tile *Laminate *Vinyl


The Hugoton Hermes

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thursday, July 25 Public Fashion Revue -

Page 10B

2013 Stevens

Thursday, August 1

7:30 p.m. Memorial Hall

Friday, July 27 Sorghum Queen Contest - 7:00 p.m. In The Middle School Auditorium

Saturday, July 27 Horse Show - 8:30 a.m.

Swine Show - 9:00 a.m. Old Timers Registration 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Goat, Bucket Calves and Sheep Livestock Shows 4:00 p.m. Outlaw Junkies Free Concert - 8:00 p.m.

FREE CONCERTS Stevens County Fairgrounds

Monday, July 29 Stevens County Fair Parade 5:30 p.m.

Monday, July 29 Kids Night - Arena Building 6:00 p.m. Drew Davis concert Free concert - 8:00 p.m.

Monday July 29, at 8:00 p.m. Drew Davis

Tuesday, July 31, at 8:00 p.m. Delisa Dawn and Route 66

Tuesday, July 30

Dog Show & Hand-held Pets - 9:00 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 St. Co. Sheriff Dept.)

Flying Debris, magic 12:00 p.m. Pedal Tractor Pull - 6:00 p.m. (Registration 5:00 to 5:45 p.m.) Delisa Dawn and Route 66 Free Concert 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 30, at 12:00 p.m. Flying Debris, magic

Wednesday, July 31, at 6:00 p.m. 3D Gospel featuring Delisa Dawn

Wednesday, July 31

Tuesday, July 30 Backyard Cook-Off 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Rabbits & Poultry - 1:00 p.m. 3D Gospel featuring Delisa Dawn concert - 6:00-7:30 p.m. 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.

Friday, July 26 Sorghum Queen Contest,

Friday, August 2 Barbecue & Watermelon Feed - 5:00-6:00 p.m. Thursday, August 1, at 8:00 p.m. Outlaw Junkies

Friday, August 2

Middle School Auditorium - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 31 Food Auction at 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 1 Swine Show - 9:00 a.m. Goat, Bucket Calf and Sheep Livestock Shows - 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 2 Cattle - 8:30 a.m. OLD TIMER’S SHOW - 4:30 p.m. LIVESTOCK SALE at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, August 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Cattle - 8:30 a.m. Old Timers Registration 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Old Timer’s Show, 4:30 p.m. Barbecue and Watermelon Feed - 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Livestock Sale - 6:30 p.m. Good Sam Club Band Free Concert - 7:30 p.m.

Good Sam Club Band

Stevens County Fair Board, Tony Martin, President

July 25, 2013  

Official Newspaper of Stevens County, Kansas