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Volume 126, Number 32

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20 Pages, 70 Cents Plus Tax Per Copy

Show Teachers appreciation at breakfast Megan Newlon shows her Grand Champion bucket calf at the Stevens County Fair.

PARADE OF CHAMPTIONS—Front row left to right: Maggie White, Claudia Clark, Carter McClure and Grace Pillinger. Second row: Sydney Beesley, Emma McClure, Jacob Bell, Ady Gooch and Jewels Kraisinger. Third row: Montana Beesley, Kaitlyn

Brady Heger’s swine is the Grand Champion at the Stevens County Fair. Photo courtesy of Michelle Heger.

Dobie, Allen Shelton, Rebecca Johnson, Morgan Sarchet, Megan Newlon, Sarah Johnson and Victoria Bryan. Fourth row: Lauren Sarchet, Elizabeth Johnson, Megan Bryan, Austin Mills, Austin Newlon, Brady Heger, Logan Brecheisen and Nick Gold.

There will be a Teacher Appreciaton Breakfast to say “Thank You” for all teachers Wednesday, August 14, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Jet Drive In. It will be a come and go event. Please RSVP by noon August 13 to the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce office at 544-4305 or USD 210 Central Office at 544-4397.

Intermediate School schedules meeting Stevens County Fair Blue Ribbon winners for Wednesday The 2013 Stevens ginner Champion Jenna Beesley, 2 blue;

County Fair Blue Ribbon winners are listed below. Creative Cooks Contest Sydney Beesley, Blue, Junior Reserve Champion; Isabella Hall, blue; Montana Beesley, blue, Junior Champion; Sarah Johnson, blue; Madison Hall, blue; Logan Brecheisen, blue, Senior Champion; Elizabeth Johnson, blue, Senior Reserve Champion; Rylee Fann, blue, Beginner Reserve Champion; Katya Wolters, blue, Be-

Fashion Revue Jordyn Beard, 2 blue; Kynna Crawford, 2 blue; Grace Dillinger, 2 blue, Beginner Buymanship Champion, Beginner, Construction Champion; Rylee Fann, 4 blue, Beginner Construction Reserve Champion; Jayce Heger, 2 blue; Molly McClure, 2 blue, Beginner Buymanship Reserve Champion; Chloe Martin, 1 blue; Brionna Beard, 2 blue; Britta Beesley, 2 blue;

Montana Beesley, 2 blue; Sydney Beesley, 2 blue, Junior Buymanship Champion; Lacey Brecheisen, 2 blue; Adyson Gooch, 1 blue; Isabella Hall, 2 blue; Madison Holt, 2 blue; Rebecca Johnson, 3 blue, Junior Buymanship Reserve Champion,Construction Reserve Champion, Construction Champion; Mikayla Martin, 2 blue; Toby McClure, 1 blue; Continued to page 3

Wednesday, August 14, the Intermediate School will be having Parent/Student/Teacher meetings at the Elementary School. They will begin in the Gym at 6.30 p.m. and after a brief presentation, parent and students will be directed to meet with their respective teachers. These meetings are important and the school certainly hopes all can attend. Students should accompany their parents to the meeting.

Morgan Sarchet shows her Grand Champion breeding heifer at the Stevens County Fair last week. Photo courtesy of Patricia Sarchet.

Karolyn Schroeder receives the “Friend of 4-H Award” before the 4-H Food Auction last week. Karolyn has always been a big supporter of 4-H and will be missed when she and Kim move. Tony said he remembered showing 4-H animals with her as kids. Lauren Sarchet wins Grand Champion steer at the Stevens County Fair. Lauren also is the winner in the Senior Champion Beef Showmanship. Photo courtesy of Patricia Sarchet.

Barb Williams visited the International UFO Museum Research Center in Roswell, N.M., July 29. Of course The Hugoton Hermes had to go visit the aliens. Barb was attending a youth summer camp trip with the First Baptist Church of Liberal. Barb's daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Gregg Turpin, are youth leaders there. The group stopped in Roswell while traveling to Capitan, N.M. where they participated in ministry teams and youth camp activities. Barb and Jennifer, along with their team, did bicycle ministries, delivering boxes of food to people around Capitan who were in need. They also visited and prayed with them.

Citizens encouraged to contact Congressmen about post office bill Megan Newlon takes home the Grand Champion halter horse, Grand Champion Intermediate Showmanship, Reserve Grand Champion round robin and first place herdmanship awards. Photo courtesy of Vicky Newlon.

Stevens County Fair President Tony Martin awards Kelly Schnable the “Friend of 4-H Award” for all she does and all the support she offers the 4-H clubs in Stevens County.

Nicholas Gold’s sheep wins Grand Champion at the Stevens County Fair.

Austin Newlon wins Grand Champion with his market goat at the Stevens County Fair.

Hugoton’s Post Office recently informed the Hermes the House of Representatives’s Committee on Oversight and Government Reform approved a bill July 24 which would reduce the quality of service the Postal Service provides. If the bill becomes law, it would impose a two- to three-day delivery standard for first class mail, close post offices, consolidate plants, reduce door delivery and end Saturday letter delivery. The bill could also potentially prohibit postal unions and management from negotiating protection against layoffs, in addition to limiting workers’ collective bargaining rights. Health insurance costs will increase for employees, as compensation for injured workers reduces. Some injured work-

ers may even be forced to retire. Introduced by California Representative Darrell Issa, the measure also encourages privatizing operations by establishing “competition advocates” to promote contracting out and prohibiting customers from appealing decisions to close post offices, stations or branches if a “contract postal unit” is opened within two miles. It also establishes a “temporary governance authority” whose broad powers would end only after the postal service achieves two consecutive years of profitability. “We must also turn our attention to the Senate,” American Postal Workers Union President Cliff Guffey reminds citizens. Before any postal bill can be enacted, it must pass both Continued to page 8

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HUGOTON MUNICIPAL COURT JUNE 2013 Clark, Tom, Dog at Large x2 $160.00 Clark, Tom, Vicious Dog $100.00 Sanchez-Moreno, Roberto, No Driver’s License Five Days Jail, Serve Two, Suspend Three $510.00 Sanchez-Moreno, Roberto, Speeding 34/25 $30.00 Nash, Annelies, Parking in the Wrong Direction $10.00 Chapman, Robert, Failure to Stop at Stop Sign $105.00 Tinoco, Alicia, No Driver’s License - 2nd $420.00 Five Days Jail, Serve Two, Suspend Three Eves, Kylea, Driving While Revoked $320.00 Five Days Jail, Serve Two, Suspend Three Camacho, Nancy, Dog at Large $50.00 Camacho, Nancy, Untagged Dog $85.00 Persinger, Mitchell, Careless Driving AMD from Exhibition of Speed $260.00 Nava-Caraveo, Eduardo, No Driver’s License $420.00 Five Days Jail, Serve Two, Suspend Three Corral-Hernandez, Ezequiel, No Driver’s License $420.00 Five Days Jail, Serve Two, Suspend Three Corral-Hernandez, Ezequiel, Illegal Registration $50.00 JULY 2013 Garza, Venicia, No Driver’s License $360.00 40 Hours Community Service Garza, Venicia, Cracked Windshield $45.00

Jensen, Terra, Driving While Suspended $260.00 Five Days Jail, Serve Two, Suspend Three Baker, Joshua M., Criminal Trespass $160.00 Sullivan, Susan, Disorderly Conduct $240.00 One Year Unsupervised Probation Crawford, Jeffrey, Trailer Parking $50.00 Johnson, Zachary T., Trailer

Parking $50.00 Simpson, Timothy, Criminal Trespass $160.00 Araiza, Jorge Luis, Careless Driving $110.00 20 Hours Community Service Landry, Aaron, Speeding $90.00 Yoder, Chance L., Parking in Wrong Direction $10.00 Lamas, Gabriela S., No Driver’s License $360.00 Five Days Jail, Serve Two,

Suspend Three Ralstin, Rance, Careless Driving $110.00 20 Hours Community Service Wolters, Jill, Dog at Large $135.00 Wolters, Jill, Dog at Large $110.00 Baker, Tish, Untagged Dog $85.00 Baker, Tish, Dog at Large $100.00

Obituaries Dawn Marie Stephens The death of Dawn Marie Stephens has been learned. Mrs. Stephens passed from this life Monday, July 29, 2013 at her home in Marienthal at the age of 49.

HUGOTON POLICE REPORT Business Hours, Call 544-4959 After Hours, Call 544-2020 Monday, July 29, 2013 • Damage to Vehicle, 700 Block of Adams, Took Report, Officer Hagman • Vehicle Unlock, 1000 Block of South Jackson, Citizen Assist, Officer Hagman • Boys Arguing, Verbal Warning, Officer Hagman • Parade, Main Street, Public Service, Officer Hagman Tuesday, July 30, 2013 • Medical Assist, 500 Block of West Tenth, Public Service, Officer Hagman • Vehicle Unlock, 500 Block of East Seventh, Citizen Assist, Officer Hagman • Dog at Large, 100 Block of West Sixth, Dog Impounded, Officer Hagman • Dog at Large, Eleventh and Madison, ACO Smith Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Vehicle Unlock, 600 Block of South Harrison, Citizen Assist, Sergeant Johnson • Vehicle Parked Wrong Direction, 500 Block of South Main, Vehicle was Moved, Sergeant Johnson • Vehicle Parked Wrong Direction, 500 Block of South Main, Vehicle was Moved, Sergeant Johnson • Vehicle Parked in Yellow Zone, 500

Block of South Main, Vehicle was Moved, Sergeant Johnson • Injury Accident, Trindle and Eleventh, Took Report, Sergeant Johnson/Officer Crane • Dog at Large, 900 Block of South Washington, Dog Impounded, Officer Goetzinger • Medical Assist, 500 Block of West French, Public Service, Officer Goetzinger • Medical Assist, 100 Block of East Eighth, Public Service, Officer Goetzinger Thursday, August 1, 2013 • Non-Injury Accident, 1000 Block of South Jackson, Took Report, Sergeant Johnson Friday, August 2, 2013 • Domestic, 900 Block of South Monroe, Subject Arrested, Officer Lamatsch • Vehicle Unlocked, 600 Block of South Main, Citizen Assist, Officer Lamatsch • Criminal Damage to Property, Sixth and Jefferson, Took Report, Officer Lamatsch • Lost Cell Phone, 400 Block of South Van Buren, Took Report, Officer Lamatsch • Report of Fight, 100 Block of East Sixth, Gone on Arrival, Officer Hagman

• Fight, 100 Block of East Sixth, Separated the Subjects, Officer Crane • Argument, 100 Block of East Sixth, Officer Crane Saturday, August 3, 2013 • Vehicle Unlock, 1000 Block of South Harrison, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Suspicious Activity, 100 Block of South Jefferson, Unable to Locate Subject, Officer Hagman • Possible Domestic, 700 Block of Adams, Unable to Locate, Officer Hagman • Public Service, 500 Block of South Monroe, Public Service, Officer Hagman Sunday, August 4, 2013 • Dog at Large, 400 Block of South Jackson, Unable to Locate, Officer Lamatsch • Vehicle Unlock, 600 Block of South Jefferson, Citizen Assist, Officer Lamatsch • Dog at Large, 300 Block of South Monroe, Unable to Locate, Officer Lamatsch • Dog at Large, 400 Block of East Fourth, Unable to Locate, Officer Hagman • Medical Assist, 400 Block of East Sixth, Public Service, Officer Hagman

Dawn was born February 11, 1964 in Fargo, N.D. May 27, 1989 Dawn and Tracy Stephens were married in Hugoton. Mrs. Stephens worked as an LPN and was a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading and quilting with her mother-inlaw. Dawn loved animals. She never met a stranger and was

John LeNeve Beloved husband and father, John LeNeve passed from this life Thursday, August 1, 2013 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Ok. after an extremely brief illness. He was 59.

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 620-428-1487 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 620-649-7644 or 620-428-5296. 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 620-544-8563 to schedule your appointment. A copy of immunization records will be required. Physicals are by appointment only, and no Saturday appointments are available. 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. August 8 - Liberal Hearing Aid Center will be at Pioneer Manor, 1711 S. Main from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., offering free hearing tests. - Hugoton Kiwanis will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Ranchito TexMex Cafe. - Hugoton Aglow will meet for coffee and fellowship at 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, 624 S. Main. A meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m. Suzie Woods will speak. - Liberal Hearing Aid will be conducting hearing tests for the public at Pioneer Manor. August 10 - Last Day to swim at the Hugoton Swimming Pool - Sew All Day at the Senior Center, 624 S. Main in Hugoton. - Dance at the Senior Center at 8:00 p.m. Cottonwood will play. August 12 - Stevens County Library Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. - Activities Fair for new students at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the college gym at 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal. To sign up, call 620-417-1064 or email by Monday, August 5. - PreKindergarten parent meeting at Hugoton’s Early Childhood Development Center, at 6:00 p.m. August 12-15 - Garden City Community College will host a middle school Volleyball Camp from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. with GCCC Head Volleyball Coach Harvey Sanders and his staff. For information and registration, call 620-260-7521. August 13 - Enrollment begins at the Rolla Community Learning Center at 9:00 a.m. Visit them at 204 Van Buren in Rolla or call 620-492-1788 for more information. - Senior Center Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. - Stevens County Economic Development Board will meet at 12:00 noon in the Activity Room of the Senior Center. - Kindergarten parent meeting at Hugoton’s Early Childhood Development Center, starting

at 6:00 p.m. August 14 - Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Teacher Appreciation Breakfast from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Jet Drive-In. Please RSVP to Ruth Van Horn at 620-544-4305 or Central Office at 620-5444397. - Beulah Carter will celebrate her birthday! Friends are encouraged to please send a card to 608 S. Madison, Hugoton, Ks. 67951 to help her celebrate. - USD #210 Intermediate School students and their parents are encouraged to attend the Parent/Student/ Teacher meeting at the Elementary School Gym at 6:30 p.m. - Hugoton Airport Board will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the Airport Lounge. August 15 - First day of school for USD 210 Hugoton students. - Fundraiser car wash at Moscow High School parking lot from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Proceeds will benefit MHS foreign exchange students with their upcoming trip to Germany. August 16-18 - Garden City Community College will host a high school Volleyball Camp from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. hosted by GCCC Head Volleyball Coach Harvey Sanders and his staff. For information and registration, call 620-260-7521. August 17 - Garden City Community College will host a concealed carry course for residents interested in a Kansas Concealed Carry handgun permit from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the John Collins Vocational Building. Pre-registration is available by contacting or 620-2769629.

August 19 - First day of school for Heritage Christian Academy pre-K through sixth grade students. - First day of school for USD 217 Rolla students. - Stevens County Commissioners will meet in the Commissioners’ Room at the Stevens County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. - Garden City Community College Orientation and Assessment Day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. August 20 - First day of school for Heritage Christian Academy preschool students. - Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly luncheon at 12:00 noon at Memorial Hall. USD 210 Superintendent Mark Crawford will speak. August 21 - Stevens County Healthcare will host an Alzheimer’s Class “Alzheimer’s: Know the Ten Signs” from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 200 E. Sixth in Hugoton. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Dawn Maas at 620544-6192. Jan Evans, Outreach Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Western Kansas, will speak. - Opening day for Garden City Community College day and evening classes. Enrollment available in advance at the Student and Community Services Center from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 620-276-9627 or visit for more information. August 22 - First day of school for USD 209 Moscow students. - Garden City Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon with Senator Pat Roberts at noon at the Clarion Inn.

Curtis Lee Brooks Well known carpenter Curtis Lee Brooks passed from this life Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the Satanta Long Term Care Unit in Satanta. He was 59. Curtis left evidence of his skills and handiwork all around the area. He had a hand in building many homes. Curtis and his smile will be

missed. A memorial service is planned for a later date. Arrangements are under the directions of Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. of Hooker, Ok. Condolences may be left at www.robertsbrothersfuneral

loved by many. Survivors include her husband Tracy of the home; her mother Judy Talbert and stepfather Patrick of Hugoton; her father Marion McClendon of Amarillo, Tx.; one daughter, Misty Heinrich of Scott City; her two adored grandchildren Aamyiah and Kaine Unger of Scott City; two sisters, Stacy Pierce of Hugoton and Kimberly Silva and husband Jerry of Houston, Tx.; her niece Tosha McBride and husband Josh of Pflugerville, Tx.; and her nephew Jared Silva of Houston. Those preceding Dawn in death were her paternal grandparents John and Jessie McClendon and her maternal grandparents Lillian West and Fred and Inge Blatter. Cremation has taken place and a private memorial will take place at a later date in Colorado. The family asks that memorials be made in Dawn’s name to the animal rescue of your choice.

Born July 21, 1953, John was the son of Dr. Robert “Bob” LeNeve and the former Jeanne Henderson. graduated from John Hugoton High School in 1971. He then attended UTI in Phoenix, Az. August 3, 1979, John and Tammy Messer were united in marriage in the Hugoton Church of Christ. They were blessed with two children; Gage was born August 25, 1982 and Amber was born December 7, 1984. They were also blessed with three grandchildren, Shelby, Aubrey and Chance Brechbuhler. John and Tammy lived in Hugoton from the time they were married until 2006 when they moved to Chickasha, Ok. While in Hugoton John worked several different jobs. One was for Dillco, hauling saltwater. He also worked for several different farmers in the Hugoton area. Eventually he was able to rent farm ground and raised dry land

milo and wheat for several years. Farming was John’s first love. Later John bought a semi truck and became an owner/ operator driving for Southwest Express. He continued to drive for Southwest Express when Martin Trucking of Hugoton bought Southwest Express. He was still leased to them when he and his wife moved to Chickasha. Recently he leased to DJM Transport, LLC, located in Goodland. John loved his family, fishing and pretty much anything with a motor and wheels. Hot rods, you bet, a jacked up pickup or Jeep, that’s right, lowered down pickup, yep, at one time or another he has probably owned one. Yes, he even had ATVs, motorcycles, mini-bikes and go-karts. Some of this arriving mysteriously at the house without his wife’s prior knowledge! SURPRISE!! Those left to mourn John’s passing are his wife Tammy of the home; his son Gage; daughter Amber Brechbuhler and husband AJ; his grandchildren, Shelby, Aubrey and Chance Brechbuhler; one brother, Joe LeNeve and wife Lisa of Hugoton; his nephews and nieces; great nephews and nieces; and his numerous friends he acquired through the years. John will be dearly missed by all who love him. A memorial service was attended Tuesday afternoon, August 6, 2013, to honor and celebrate John, at the Southern Oaks Church of Christ in Chickasha. The service was led by Ron Blankenship, minister of the Southern Oaks Church of Christ.

Eldon Nichols Longtime Hugoton resident Eldon Lee Nichols, 64, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Stevens County Hospital in Hugoton. Born September 16, 1948 in Colorado Springs, Co., Eldon was the son of Robert Eugene Nichols and the former Evelyn Marie Newton. October 17, 1969, Eldon was married to Judy L. Craghead in Manter. They moved to Hugoton in 1991 from Dodge City. Survivors include his wife Judy Nichols of Hugoton; two sons, Jason Nichols and wife Jessica of Hugoton and Marcus Nichols and wife Mindy of Redondo Beach, Ca.; his mother Evelyn Nichols of Hutchinson; one brother, Randall Nichols of Hutchinson; two sisters, Louise Tharp and Raetta Wilson, both of Hutchinson; his three granddaughters, Abagail Nichols, Ericka Nichols and Kyla Nichols; many other relatives;

and his many friends. Mr. Nichols was preceded in death by his father Robert Eugene Nichols. Memorial services are planned for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the First Christian Church in Hugoton with Pastor Heath Kelly presiding. The Eldon Lee Nichols Memorial Fund has been established and may be mailed to Paul’s Funeral Home, PO Box 236, Hugoton, Ks 67951.

Like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4

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Blue Ribbons Continued from page 1 Megan Newlon, 1 blue; Jayla Stump, 1 blue; Vivian Titus, 1 blue; Emma French, 2 blue, Senior Buymanship Reserve Champion Elizabeth Johnson, 3 blue, Senior Construction Reserve Champion; Maggie White, 4 blue, Senior Buymanship Champion, Construction Champion; Carter McClure, 2 blue, Beginner Buymanship Champion; CJ Beard, 2 blue, Beginner Buymanship Reserve Champion; Garrette Hinds, 1 blue, Junior Buymanship Reserve Champion; Raegan Hinds, 1 blue, Junior Buymanship Champion; Brady Heger, 2 blue, Senior Buymanship Reserve Champion; Austin Mills, 1 blue, Senior Buymanship Champion Horse Showmanship Emma French, Senior Re-

serve Champion; Elizabeth Johnson, Senior Champion; Montana Beesley, Intermediate Reserve Champion; Sydney Beesley; Audrey Gilmore; Megan Newlon, Intermediate Champion; Claudia Clark; Emmett Gaskill, Junior Reserve Champion; Carson Gilmore, Junior Champion; Effie Kolb Horse Halter Claudia Clark, 1 blue; Frances Gaskill, 1 blue; Austin Newlon, 1 blue; Montana Beesley, 1 blue, Reserve Grand Champion; Emmett Gaskill, 1 blue; Megan Newlon, 1 blue, Grand Champion; Audrey Gilmore, 1 blue Horse Performance Montana Beesley, 6 blue; Sydney Beesley, 2 blue; Rebecca Johnson, 5 blue; Austin Newlon, 7 blue;

Megan Newlon, 10 blue; Emmett Gaskill, 7 blue; Cutter Hawks, 4 blue; Elizabeth Johnson, 6 blue; Claire Clark, 4 blue; Frances Gaskill, 5 blue; Claudia Clark, 5 blue; Carson Gilmore, 5 blue; Effie Kolb, 2 blue; Audrey Gilmore, 2 blue; Emma French, 2 blue; Tiffany Mangles, 1 blue Dog Showmanship Kyra Shelton, Junior Champion; Cutter Hawks; Sydney Beesley, Intermediate Champion; Lacey Brecheisen; Ashlyn Schechter; Emma French, Senior Champion Dog Obedience Cutter Hawks, Purple Pets Lacey Brecheisen, 1 blue; Emma McClure, 2 blue, 2 purple, Grand Champion; Ashlyn Schechter, 2 blue, 1 purple, Reserve Grand Champion; Carson Schechter, 1 Blue Photography Jordyn Beard, 1 blue; Sydney Beesley, 3 blue, 3 purple, 2 Champion; Jacob Bell, 11 blue, 6 purple; Claire Clark, 10 blue, 5 purple; Grace Dillinger, 11 blue, 9 purple, 1 Reserve Champion, 3 Champion, Grand Champion; Madilyn Fleming, 3 blue; Morgan Fleming, 4 blue, 1

purple, 1 Reserve Champion; Emma French, 5 blue, 1 purple; Adyson Gooch, 1 blue; Emma McClure, 1 blue; Molly McClure, 2 blue, 1 purple; Austin Mills, 5 blue, 3 purple, 2 Champion; Vallery Persing, 10 blue, 6 purple, 2 Reserve Champion, 1 Champion; Ashlyn Schechter, 7 blue, 5 purple, 3 Reserve Champion, 1 Champion; Carson Schechter, 6 blue, 3 purple, 1 Champion; Conner Wells, 7 blue, 2 purple, 1 Champion; Jamyn Wolters, 4 blue, 3 purple; Brionna Beard, 3 blue, 2 purple, 1 Reserve Champion; Lacey Brecheisen, 5 blue, 5 purple; Laramie Brecheisen, 4 blue, 1 purple; Audrey Gilmore, 3 blue, 1 purple; Sarah Johnson, 4 blue, 1 purple, 1 Reserve Champion; Megan Newlon, 6 blue, 2 purple; Elizabeth Johnson, 3 blue, 2 purple Food Preparation Claudia Clark, 4 blue, 3 purple; Rylee Fann, 5 blue, 4 purple; Catie Gooch, 5 blue, 3 purple; Jayce Heger, 2 blue, 2 purple; Katya Wolters, 5 blue; Emmett, 2 blue, 2 purple; Jewels Kraisinger, 2 blue, 2 purple; Chloe Martin, 4 blue, 4 purple; John Shelton, 1 blue, 1 purple; Lakota Persing, 1 blue; Megan

Bryan, 6 blue, 3 purple; Brady Heger, 3 blue, 3 purple; Elizabeth Johnson, 7 blue, 6 purple; Kaitlyn Leininger, 6 blue, 5 purple; Landon Brecheisen, 2 blue, 2 purple; Logan Brecheisen, 6 blue, 4 purple; Sydney Beesley, 4 blue, 1 purple; Nicholas Bryan, 3 blue; Victoria Bryan, 5 blue, 1 purple; Audrey Gilmore, 4 blue, 3 purple; Molly McClure, 4 blue, 1 purple; Jenna Beesley, 8 blue, 2 purple; Kynna Crawford, 5 blue, 1 purple; Frances Gaskill, 2 blue, 1 purple; Brionna Beard, 2 blue; Jordyn Beard, 4 blue, 1 purple; Isabella Hall, 2 blue, 1 purple; Mikayla Martin, 3 blue, 1 purple; Kyra Shelton, 1 blue, 1 purple; Rebecca Johnson, 6 blue, 5 purple; Sarah Johnson, 9 blue, 5 purple, Grand Champion; Emma McClure, 2 blue, 2 purple; Vallery Persing, 2 blue; CJ Beard, 2 blue, 1 purple; Britta Beesley, 6 blue, 3 purple; Claire Clark,

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Happy 90th Birthday! a Marjorie Persinger a

Please Join Our Celebration Saturday, August 10, 2-5 p.m. Pioneer Manor 1711 S. Main, Hugoton

Thank you for buying my 4-H Grand Champion Goat at the Stevens County Fair Youth Auction. Brown Dupree Oil, Inc. Austin Newlon

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Lacey Brecheison shows her Reserve Grand Champion goat at the Stevens County Fair.

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Montana Beesley shows her horse Max and wins high point at the Stevens County Fair horse show. Photo courtesy of Renee Beesley.



Claire Clark shows her Reserve Grand Champion bucket calf during the Stevens County Fair. Morgan Sarchet shows her Reserve Grand Champion Swine at the fair last Monday. Photo courtesy of Michelle Heger.

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Victoria Bryan’s rabbit is the Grand Champion at the Stevens County Fair last week.

Showing off her Reserve Grand Champion rabbit is Lacey Brecheison. She showed her rabbit in the Stevens County Fair.

Landon Brecheison shows his Reserve Grand Champion sheep at the Stevens County Fair last week.

Nicholas Bryan wins a purple ribbon for his rabbit at the Stevens County Fair.

Laramie Brecheison’s Call Duck is the Grand Champion poultry at the Stevens County Fair last week.

The Reserve Grand Champion steer is owned by Lance Sandoval.

Flossie Burditt will be 95 years young at heart August 12th. Her daughters Barbara Peters and Lynda Prine are hosting a come and go celebration at Mick and Lynda Prine’s 109 W. 8th Sunday, August 11, 2013 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Cards can be sent to her at 503 W. 10th, Hugoton, Ks. 67951

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Emma French is the Senior Dog Showman Champion at the Stevens County Fair. Photo courtesy of Don Beesley.

Blue Ribbons Leininger, 4 blue, 2 purple; Ashlyn Schechter, 4 blue, 2 purple; Montana Beesley, 3 blue, 1 purple; Lacey Brecheisen, 4 blue, 2 purple; Madison Hall, 2 blue; Casle Heger, 1 blue, 1 purple; Maggie White, 2 blue; Adyson Gooch, 2 blue Food Preservation Lacey Brecheisen, 1 Blue; Laramie Brecheisen, 1 Blue;

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

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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.


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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.

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

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.



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

Continued from page 3 Logan Brecheisen, 1 Blue; Elizabeth Johnson, 1 blue, 1 purple, Champion; Rebecca Johnson, 1 blue, 1 purple, Reserve Champion Clothing and Textiles Grace Dillinger, 2 blue, 2 purple, Champion; Rylee Fann, 4 blue, 2 purple, Reserve Champion; Isabella Hall, 1 blue; Rebecca Johnson, 3 blue, 2 purple, Reserve Champion, Champion; Sarah Johnson, 2 blue, 1 purple; Ashlyn Schechter, 1 blue; Vivian Titus, 2 blue; Maggie White, 3 blue, 2 purple, Champion, Grand Champion; Vallery Persing, 1 blue; Elizabeth Johnson, 1 blue, Champion Geology Molly McClure, 1 blue, purple; John Shelton, 1 blue, purple; Kyra Shelton, 1 blue, purple; Allen Shelton, 1 blue, purple, Grand Champion; Jeffrey Cutter, 1 blue, purple Woodworking Carson Gilmore, 1 blue; Megan Newlon, 1 blue; Jay McClure, 1 blue; Jeffrey Cutter, 1 blue; Morgan Fleming, 1 blue; Megan Bryan, 1 blue; Briannah Davidson, 2 blue, 1 purple; Brady Heger, 2 blue,

1 purple; Aaron Seaman, 1 Blue, 1 Purple, Reserve Champion, Reserve Grand Champion; Adam Seaman, 1 Blue 1 Purple, Champion, Grand Champion Entomology Landon Brecheisen, 2 blue Heritage/Fiber Arts Mekenzie Hagman, 1 blue, purple, Reserve Champion; Megan Newlon, 1 blue, purple, Champion, Grand Champion; Maggie White, 1 blue, purple, Reserve Champion; Brooke Hinds, 1 blue, purple, Champion, Reserve Grand Champion Visual Arts and Crafts Victoria Bryan, 2 blue; Mekenzie Hagman, 2 blue, 2

purple, Reserve Champion, Champion; Molly McClure, 2 blue; Megan Newlon, 2 blue; Laramie Brecheisen, 10 blue; Morgan Fleming, 1 blue; Lacey Brecheisen, 7 blue; Maggie White, 2 blue, 2 purple, Reserve Champion, Champion, Reserve Grand Champion; Adyson Gooch, 2 blue, 1 purple; Briannah Davidson, 4 blue, 3 purple, Reserve Champion; Megan Bryan, 3 blue, 1 purple, Champion, Grand Champion Ceramics Chloe Martin, 2 blue, 1 purple; John Shelton, 2 blue; Rylee Fann, 3 blue, 3 purple; Continued to page 7


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.


Kyra Shelton is the Junior Dog Showman Champion at the Stevens County Fair. Photo courtesy of Don Beesley.

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.

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Austin Newlon wins the High Point Intermediate timed events championship. Austin’s sister Megan Newlon is the Reserve Intermediate Performance Champion and Reserve Intermediate Timed Event Champion at the Stevens County Horse Show. Photo courtesy of Vicky Newlon.

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Sydney Beesley is the Intermediate Dog Showman Champion at the Stevens County Fair. Photo courtesy of Don Beesley.

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Commissioners discuss budgets and the county fair The Stevens County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session Friday, August 2, 2013 with James Bell and Pat Hall present. Also present were County Clerk Pam Bensel, County Counselor Robert Johnson and RoGlenda Coulter from The Hugoton Hermes. County Commissioner Dave Bozone was not present. 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’ agenda for Friday was: 8:30 Bills / County Budget Hearing / Connie Gold; 8:45 Rodney Kelling; 9:00 - Tom Robb & Danny Allison; 9:30 Tony Martin; 10:00 - Tony McBride; and 12:00 - Lunch. When this reporter arrived at 8:45 the commissioners were finishing talking with Tom Robb with Abengoa. Plans they have laid out are Abengoa will not be storing hay in the future at the Moscow site unless they get into a bind; future storage will be at least a half mile from a single home; a mile from cluster homes; and at least two miles from a municipality. This is as of now. Abengoa has hired an expert to study the situation more. The main goal is to not put people in any kind of danger. Tom says the plant fire-up date is projected for September but he predicts November. Motion was made and passed to approve the budget, as no one showed up for the budget hearing. Rodney Kelling came in for his department. He talked about reimbursing his fire volunteers for the missed wages fighting the fire in Moscow. He asked the commissioners to help him keep up with the turned in costs because he is keeping a record for the total cost of the disaster. When asked he said the charges he figured for equipment charges are based on FEMA recommendations. Rodney also talked about a new fire truck and ambulance need. He had the numbers for the commissioners of the costs, mileage and age of the old vehicles. Pam will check for sure how much money is in the funds for the emergency departments. Rodney says they have a hard time finding parts for the old vehicles. Tony Martin was next on the agenda. He told of the sealing they had been finishing up and future jobs they have planned. Tony told the commissioners of some complaints they have been getting about sprinklers hitting

country roads. The commissioners told Tony there is a resolution for this problem already in place. The farmer just may need a call from Tony or Ted Heaton. They talked more on the subject of touring the factories making the road graders for the county. Bob says there is nothing illegal about the commissioners going and a lot of counties do it. It is just up to the discretion of the commissioners. Tony says the fair is going well. He just had some complaints that some are parking in handicapped zones. Some tickets have been issued. Tony McBride was next on the agenda. He brought in some revisions for the Health Department project. After much discussion, a motion was made and passed to accept the revisions. Motion was made and passed to sell the shelves and furniture to Kim Schroeder. Ted Heaton stopped in to give a report for the law enforcement center. They talked about the diesel bill. There are six prisoners at this time, one being from Wichita as a paying guest. Ted told of their hamburger feed at the fair. They had a really good turnout. A motion was made and passed to go into executive session with Ted. The commissioners discussed the wages for the new Chamber director. County commissioners are not supposed to pay for the Chamber secretary; they pay only for the Economic Development secretary. Bob will talk to Neal. It all needs to be in writing. The minutes from last meeting were read and approved. Bob will email Billy Bell. Meeting adjourned. Official Minutes Commissioners Meeting July 17, 2013 A special meeting was called by the Board of County Commissioners to finalize business from the July 15, 2013 meeting. Commissioners present were Dave Bozone, Jim Bell and Pat Hall. Also present were Susan Schulte, acting secretary and RoGlenda Coulter from The Dave Hugoton Hermes. called the meeting to order. Pat moved to approve the minutes of the last meeting. Jim seconded. Motion carried. Pat moved to approve the county vouchers except mileage, meals and lodging on bill submitted by Pete Earles. Jim seconded. Motion carried. The clerk was instructed to draw warrants on the treasurer chargeable to the various funds of the county for the following

The Highly Selective Thesaurus for the Extraordinarily Literate and The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate are two books that Evelyn Bansemer keeps in her room at the Pioneer Manor. A wordmeister like herself utilizes these books when playing Scrabble. She’s had a hard time finding people to play with her lately because she wins all the time. One of the employees played with her though and won - which was rare - and the employee thought was really wonderful. CryptoQuip is another one of Evelyn’s pastimes, and says it requires a little bit of ingenuity. She loves to read, and the book she has read most recently is Killing Lincoln. Evelyn has lived in Hugoton her entire life except the three years she attended the Hertzler Clinic in Halstead where she completed her training to become a registered nurse. Evelyn’s first job was working at the Stevens County Hospital when it was first built in 1950. She has many fond memories of the people she worked with there. She also worked with Dr. Frederick and Dr. LeNeve at their clinic, and for many years she helped instruct the Candy Stripers who volunteered at the hospital. She met Victor Bansemer while she was going to school in Halstead. They married

amounts: General .. 37,565.18; Road & Bridge .. 153,783.35; Building .. 215,429.21; Noxious Weed .. Community 31,503.07; Health .. 13,580.53; Fire Bequest .. 416.84; Airport Grants .. 3,628.43; Employee’s P/R Misc W/H .. 76.36. Ted Heaton stopped in to request an executive session for non-elected personnel. Motion was made and passed to go into executive session for non-elected personnel for five minutes. Meeting reconvened at 5:15 p.m. No action was taken. After reviewing and discussing Grant of Variance for Lot 1 Block 2 of the Stevens County Industrial Park Motion was made to grant the Variance. Motion carried. Dave discussed details of the real estate contract for Lot 1, Block 2 of the Stevens County Industrial Park. He indicated the plans for the property is a Best Western Plus. Motion was made and passed to approve the sale and sign the real estate contract with Sunrise Hospitality, LLC. Dave discussed details of the real estate contract for Lot 1 and 2, Block 1 of the Stevens County Industrial Park with Grocery Boys’ Properties, LLC. He discussed the grocery store will be a Carter’s Thriftway. Pat suggested that this should be good for the community. Dave agreed saying he “thought it would be good even though we have a good store”. Pat moved to approve the sale and sign the real estate contract. Jim seconded. Motion carried. Commissioners then reviewed a request from KAC asking all 105 Kansas counties to raise or contribute $1,000. each to fund a Kansas county map which will be inlaid in the Statehouse Visitors Center floor. Motion was made to contribute $1,000. Motion carried. Dave reported on the meeting he attended with KDOT concerning the frontage road. He explained that he told KDOT that four lanes is wanted all the way from Cemetery Road to Road 14. He also told them one more approach between Cemetery Road and Kennedy Road is wanted and one more between Kennedy Road and Road 14. He concluded saying KDOT is still studying the situation. Pat noted that they really need to take care of this road situation. Commissioners then had a conference call with Bob Johnson, Legal Counsel, concerning a real estate contract

and had three children, Ted, Kathy and Victor Lee. Evelyn played a CD of one of her favorite opera singers, Andrea Bocelli. She sang along with Bocelli to an old Elvis tune, “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You.” Evelyn took voice lessons when she was young and still enjoys singing. Just like this interview, Evelyn’s life has been full and interesting.

Evelyn Bansemer holds a photo of her husband, Victor, and a photo of herself as an RN. She plays Bocelli’s CD on the CD player in the background.

for Lots 5, 6 and the East half of Lot 7, Block 2 in the Stevens County Industrial Park. Bob explained he had not had sufficient time to thoroughly review the document but would do it in the morning and report to commissioners. Motion was made to accept the real estate contract with D & G Farm & Land, LLC for Lots 5, 6 & the East half of Lot 7, Block 2 in the Stevens County Industrial Park, subject to legal counsel review, then commissioners can sign at the courthouse individually. Motion carried. Commissioners reviewed the proposed contract with Landmark Appraisal, Inc. Motion was made and approved to accept the Appraisal Contract. Motion was made to accept the change order reflecting a rebate of $8,133. from McBride Construction. Motion carried. Commissioners reviewed and discussed WEKANDO budget letter. Susan Schulte requested an executive session for nonelected personnel. Motion was made and passed to go into executive session for non-elective personnel for five minutes. No action was taken. By motion the board adjourned.

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KDHE reminds parents of necessary vaccines for school Kansas immunization school requirements are designed to protect all children against vaccine-preventable diseases. The 2013-2014 kindergarten through twelfth grade school immunization requirements and recommendations are based on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations and the consensus of the Governor’s Child Health Advisory Committee Immunization Workgroup. The 2013-2014 school required immunizations are: • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP): Five doses required. A single dose of DTaP is required at Grades seventhtwelfth if no previous history of

DTaP vaccination regardless of interval since the last Td. • Poliomyelitis (IPV/OPV): Four doses required. One dose required after age four regardless of the number of previous doses, with a six month minimum interval from the previous dose. • Measles, Mumps, Rubella: two doses required. • Hepatitis B: three doses required through twelfth grade. • Varicella (chickenpox): two doses required for grades Kindergarten-fourth and seventh-ninth; one dose required for grades fifth-sixth and tenth-twelfth unless history of Varicella disease documented by a licensed physician. “Vaccination saves the lives and prevents others from suf-

fering from diseases and permanent disabilities. If children aren't vaccinated, they can spread disease to other children who are too young to be vaccinated or whose medical condition prevents them from being vaccinated,” said Brenda Walker, director of disease control and prevention at the

Kansas Department of Health and Environment. “Because almost all parents vaccinate their children in the United States, we all derive protection from ‘community immunity.’ Children are best protected if they are vaccinated." In addition to the immunizations required for school

Masons welcome Konnor Wayne Amanda and Kurtis Mason of Stillwater, Ok. happily announce the birth of their son, Konnor Wayne Mason. Konnor was born at 8:43 a.m. April 4 weighing six pounds seven ounces and measuring 21 inches long. Proud grandparents include Leona and Rocky Mason of Hugoton and Ann and Dan O'Toole of Wichita.

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for school entry. • Influenza: yearly vaccination recommended for all ages six months and above; not required for school entry. For more information, visit the Kansas Immunization Program website at kdheks. gov/immunize. Story submitted by Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

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entry listed above, the 2013 ACIP recommendations also include the following for school children: • Meningococcal (MCV4): one dose recommended at 11 years with a booster dose at 16 years of age; not required for school entry. • Human Papillomavirus (HPV): three doses recommended for males and females at 11 years of age; not required

Scott - Musgrave Kris Musgrave, son of Joe and Deb Moss of Garden City and Jay and Dana Musgrave of Turpin, Ok., will marry Martha Scott, daughter of Don and Shirley Scott of Liberal, September 14, 2013 in Haysville at the polo club. Kris is a graduate of Moscow High School and SCCC with a degree in nursing and is employed at Kansas Medical in Andover. Martha is a graduate of SCCC with a degree in nursing and is employed at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita as a cardiology nurse and is getting a degree as an Advanced Nurse Practitoner. They both live in Wichita.

Konnor Wayne Mason

Wyoming will now recognize Kansas concealed carry permits Wyoming has notified Kansas it will begin recognizing Kansas concealed carry licenses, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced. Wyoming is now the thirty-second state to recognize Kansas concealed carry licenses. This recognition will allow Kansas concealed carry license holders to lawfully carry concealed handguns in conformance with Wyoming law while traveling in that state. Wyoming’s recognition 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-ofstate permits when the nonresident permit holder is traveling temporarily in Kansas. The new Kansas law requires those who move to Kansas to obtain a Kansasissued 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 65, 879 active Kansas concealed carry permits.

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The meeting of the hospital board was called to order at 5:39 p.m. Monday, August 3, 2013, in the Pioneer Manor conference room. Present were board members Warren Willis, Joyce Baughman, Milton Gillespie, Kirk Heger, Dean Van Horn and Patty Lahey. Keith Rome was absent. Others present were Linda Stalcup, hospital administrator; Marilyn Crane, health information director; Dave Piper, chief financial officer; Stacy Helget, clinic director; Robyn Medina, human resources; Jana Morris, advanced practical registered nurse; and Hermes reporter Wilma Bartel. The agenda and the minutes of the last meeting were approved unanimously. The board entered into executive session. When the board returned from executive session, Robyn Medina gave the Human Resources report. She outlined the new hires and vacant positions. The director of nursing at Pioneer Manor has resigned. They have received seven applications for the administrator position vacated by Rachel Crane at Pioneer Manor and have begun interviews. Stacy Helget, Clinic Director, gave a report about clinic

operations. The number of patients being seen remains steady. She said the Saturday clinic is doing well. Visits are generally from those who are ill and might normally have gone to the emergency room if the clinic were closed. The report for Pioneer Manor was given by Linda Stalcup. The fire marshall visited the Manor July 31. The only things on write-ups were two things they need to submit waivers for each year: the bolting down of furniture in the hallway and the lack of a wall to contain smoke in the kitchenette area. The plan was approved when the Manor was opened, but permission must be granted each year. She said they are expecting state inspectors in the building sometime this month. In the absence of an administrator at the Manor, Linda is filling in; she is at the hospital four hours and at the Manor four hours. She reiterated they are looking for a licensed administrator with experience and who has good survey results. She updated the board about some of the improvements made to the landscaping, such as taking out dead plants and a tree. As for the construction at the street, McBride took care of the dirt work and the city re-

paired the sprinkler system. Linda presented the hospital report. A committee of staff volunteers are in the process of reviewing the handbook. Their first meeting was Tuesday. The imaging project is complete and an open house is planned for September 30. A community education class, “Alzheimer’s: Know the 10 Signs,” is being offered at Memorial Hall August 21. Dave Piper presented the financial report. The budget submitted to the county commissioners was lowered by $100,000. He outlined some of the issues the hospital will be facing as the new health care laws take effect and said the paperwork involved will be substantially increased. As there are many areas not clearly defined, he will be taking part in a webinar to learn more about what the government is expecting from health care providers. He said the retail pharmacy continues to do well. The board reviewed the ER call schedule. There being no old or new business and no public comment, the board moved at 6:42 p.m. to enter executive session to discuss personnel issues.

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The Good Sam Club Band cranks it up Friday evening during the Stevens County Fair. To watch a video of Friday evening at the fair, visit and search “Stevens County Fair 2013”. See if you can find yourself in the crowd!

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Blue Ribbons Continued from page 4 Zachary Willis, 2 blue, 1 purple; CJ Beard, 3 blue, 2 purple; Grace Dillinger, 5 blue, 4 purple, Champion; Jayce Heger, 2 blue, 1 purple, Reserve Champion; Effie Kolb, 2 blue, 1 purple; Claudia Clark, 3 blue, 1 purple; Catie Gooch, 3 blue, 1 purple; Britta Beesley, 4 blue, 1 purple; Garrette Hinds, 1 blue, 1 purple; Jenna Beesley, 3 blue; Jordyn Beard, 4 blue; Mekenzie Hagman, 2 blue, 1 purple; Brianna Mangles, 2 blue, 1 purple; Carson Schechter, 1 blue; Kyra Shelton, 2 blue, 2 purple; Brooke Hinds, 1 blue; Kynna Crawford, 3 blue, 2 purple; Claire Clark, 1 blue, 1 purple; Brayden Kolb, 2 blue; Brionna Beard, 5 blue, 2 purple; Casle Heger, 1 blue; Victoria Bryan, 1 blue, 1 purple; Montana Holt, 1 blue; Tiffany Mangles, 2 blue, 1 purple; Nicholas Bryan, 3 blue, 1 purple, Reserve Champion; McKenzie Hinds, 1 blue; Ashlyn Schechter, 1 blue, 1 purple; Allen Shelton, 1 blue, 1 purple; Mikayla Martin, 1 blue; Raegan Hinds, 1 blue, 1 purple, Champion; Megan Bryan, 3 blue, 2 purple; Landon Brecheisen, 1 blue; Logan Brecheisen, 1 blue, 1 purple, Champion, Grand Champion; Jeffrey Cutter, 1 blue, 1 purple; Lacey Brecheisen, 1 blue, 1 purple, Reserve Champion Agronomy Jacob Bell, 1 blue, 1 Purple Horticulture Jacob Bell, 8 blue; Dawson Kerbow, 4 blue; Jewels Kraisinger, 2 blue; CJ Beard, 4 blue, 1 purple; Kaitlyn Dobie, 20 blue, 4 purple, Grand Champion; Audrey Gilmore, 6 blue; Carson Gilmore, 4 blue; Brionna Beard, 2 blue; Megan Bryan, 5 blue; Hunter Kerbow, 2 blue, 1 purple; Nicholas Bryan, 4 blue; Victoria Bryan, 5 blue; Jordyn Beard, 2 blue Floriculture Kaitlyn Dobie, 6 Blue, Champion; Megan Bryan, 1 Blue, Reserve Champion Self Determined Claire Clark, 3 blue, 1 purple; Claudia Clark, 3 blue, 1 purple; Brionna Beard, 1 blue 4-H Record Book CJ Beard; Jordyn Beard; Claudia Clark, purple, Beginner Champion; Grace Dillinger, purple, Beginner Reserve Champion; Rylee Fann; Emmett Gaskill, purple; Carson

Gilmore, purple; Catie Gooch, purple; Cutter Hawks; Jayce Heger; Jewels Kraisinger; Chloe Martin, purple; Carter McClure; Zachary Willis, purple; Jamyn Wolters; Katya Wolters; Brionna Beard; Britta Beesley; Jenna Beesley; Montana Beesley; Sydney Beesley; Jacob Bell, purple, Junior Champion, Grand Champion; Lacey Brecheisen, purple, Junior Reserve Champion; Laramie Brecheisen, purple; Nicholas Bryan; Victoria Bryan; Claire Clark, purple; Frances Gaskill; Audrey Gilmore, purple; Nick Gold; Isabella Hall, purple; Madison Hall, purple; Casle Heger, purple; Brooke Hinds; Garrette Hinds; McKenzie Hinds; Raegan Hinds; Montana Holt; Rebecca Johnson; Dawson Kerbow; Mikayla Martin; Emma McClure; Jay McClure; Molly McClure; Toby McClure; Cody Mills; Austin Newlon; Megan Newlon; Vallery Persing; Allen Shelton; Vivian Titus; Conner Wells; Kayle Wolters; Landon Brecheisen, purple, Senior Champion, Reserve Grand Champion; Logan Brecheisen, purple, Senior Reserve Champion; Megan Bryan, purple; Jeffrey Cutter; Briannah Davidson; Kaitlyn Dobie, purple; Brady Heger, purple; Elizabeth Johnson, purple; Sarah Johnson, purple; Hunter Kerbow; Brady Marshall, purple; Amanda Mills; Lance Sandoval, purple Officer Books Secretary - Kaitlyn Dobie; Treasurer - Garrette Hinds; Reporter - Jacob Bell, purple, Champion; Historian - McKenzie Hinds, purple, Champion Notebooks and Posters Lacey Brecheisen, 2 blue, 2 purple, Reserve Champion, Champion; Logan Brecheisen, 2 blue, 1 purple; Sarah Johnson, 2 blue, 1 purple, Reserve Champion; Laramie Brecheisen, 3 blue, 3 purple, 2 Champion, Grand Champion; Rebecca Johnson, 1 blue; Megan Newlon, 3 blue, 3 purple, 2 Champion; Audrey Gilmore, 4 blue, 1 purple, Champion; Elizabeth Johnson, 1 blue; Molly McClure, 2 blue, 1 purple, Champion; Landon Brecheisen, 1 blue; Carter McClure, 1 blue; Zachary Willis, 1 blue; Carson Gilmore, 1 blue

Two young people are helping the magician, Richard Holmgren, by allowing their thumbs to be tied together.

Richard Holmgren of the Flying Debris Show, shares his trick with the help of this young man. His performance was enjoyed Tuesday at noon at the Stevens County Fair.

Booths and Banner Cloverleaf Cowboys 4-H, 2 blue, Champion; Hugoton FFA, blue; Heartland 4-H, blue; Jacob Bell, 2 blue, Champion, Grand Champion; Rebecca Johnson, blue; Megan Newlon, blue; Sarah Johnson, blue Home Environment Megan Newlon, 3 blue, 3 purple, Grand Champion Rabbit Showmanship Jewels Kraisinger; John Shelton; Kyra Shelton; Jamyn Wolters; Katya Wolter, Junior Champion; Lacey Brecheisen, Intermediate Champion; Nicholas Bryan; Victoria Bryan; Emma McClure; Jay McClure; Landon Brecheisen, Senior Reserve Champion; Logan Brecheisen; Megan Bryan, Senior Champion Rabbits Megan Bryan, 10 blue; Nicholas Bryan, 5 blue; Jamyn Wolters, 1 blue; Izzak Hernandez, 1 blue; Jewels Kraisinger, 2 blue; Katya Wolters, 1 blue; Jay McClure, 1 blue; Victoria Bryan, 5 blue, Grand Champion; Brittney Kolb, 1 blue; Landon Brecheisen, 1 blue; Lacey Brecheisen, 7 blue, Reserve Grand Champion; Laramie Brecheisen, 3 blue; Emma McClure, 2 blue; Logan Brecheisen, 4 blue Poultry Jacob Bell, 4 blue, 1 purple; Nathan Leininger, 2 blue; Lacey Brecheisen, 10 blue, 1 purple; Landon Brecheisen, 4 blue; Laramie Brecheisen, 13 blue, 4 purple, Grand Champion; Logan Brecheisen, 3 blue; Izzak Hernandez, 3 blue, 3 purple; Rebecca Johnson, 6 blue; Tony Kinser, 9 blue, 2 purple; Brittney Kolb, 5 blue, 3 purple; Lakota Persing, 3 blue; Vallery Persing, 2 blue; Ashlyn Schechter, 4 blue, 3 purple, Reserve Grand Champion; Carson Schechter, 4 blue, 2 purple, Champion; Zachary Willis, 3 blue, 1 purple; Brayden Kolb, 1 blue, 1 purple; Effie Kolb, 1 blue, 1 purple; Kaitlyn Leininger, 1 blue, 1 purple Swine Showmanship Briannah Davidson; Emma French; Brady Heger; Brittney Kolb; Devin Kraisinger; Brady Marshall, Senior Champion; Morgan Sarchet, Senior Reserve Champion; Aaron Seaman; Adam Seaman; Jacob Bell; Trenton Davidson; Adyson Gooch, Intermediate Champion; Isabella Hall; Madison Hall; Casle Heger; Izzak Hernandez; Brooke Hinds; Garrette Hinds; McKenzie Hinds; Raegan Hinds; Dawson Kerbow, Intermediate Reserve Champion; Mikayla Martin; Toby McClure; Megan Newlon; Brandon Kolb; Jayce Heger; Jewels Kraisinger, Junior Champion; Chloe Martin; Carter McClure, Junior Reserve Champion; Molly McClure; Zachary Willis; Effie Kolb Swine Emma French, 2 blue; Devin Kraisinger, 2 blue; Toby McClure, 2 blue; Aaron Seaman, 2 blue; Madison Hall, 2 blue, 1 Reserve Champion; Jayce Heger, 3 blue, 1 Reserve Champion; Garrette Hinds, 1 blue; Brady Marshall, 2 blue; Megan Newlon, 2 blue; Brittney Kolb, 1 blue; Brady Heger, 2 blue, 1 Champion, Grand Champion; Casle Heger, 3 blue; Izzak Hernandez, 1 blue; McKenzie Hinds, 1 blue; Jewels Kraisinger, 2 blue; Mikayla Martin, 1 blue; Adam Seaman, 2 blue; Raegan Hinds, 1 blue, 1 Champion; Adyson Gooch, 1 blue; Carter McClure, 1 blue; Molly McClure, 2 blue; Dawson Kerbow, 2 blue, 1 Champion; Briannah Davidson, 1 blue; Trenton Davidson, 2 blue; Brooke Hinds, 1 blue; Zachary Willis, 1 blue; Isabella Hall, 1 blue; Chloe Martin, 1 blue; Jacob Bell, 1 blue; Morgan Sarchet, 1 blue, 1 Reserve Champion, Reserve Grand Champion Goat Showmanship Montana Beesley; Sydney Beesley, Intermediate Champion; Lacey Brecheisen; Laramie Brecheisen; Garrette Hinds; McKenzie Hinds; Emma

McClure, Intermediate Reserve Champion; Jay McClure; Austin Newlon; Landon Brecheisen, Senior Reserve Champion; Logan Brecheisen, Senior Champion; Kaitlyn Dobie; Elizabeth Johnson Market Goat Lacey Brecheisen, 3 blue, Reserve Champion, Reserve Grand Champion; Logan Brecheisen, 2 blue; McKenzie Hinds, 1 blue, Reserve Champion; Elizabeth Johnson, 2 blue, Champion; Montana Beesley, 1 blue; Garrette Hinds, 1 blue; Sydney Beesley, 1 blue; Landon Brecheisen, 1 blue; Austin Newlon, 2 blue, 1 Champion, Grand Champion Dairy Goat Emma McClure, 2 blue, Champion; Jay McClure, 2 blue, Reserve Champion Bucket Calf Showmanship Sydney Beesley; Claire Clark; Frances Gaskill; Audrey Gilmore; Brooke Hinds; Rebecca Johnson, Intermediate Reserve Champion; Montana Holt; Toby McClure; Megan Newlon; Ashlyn Schechter; Jayla Stump, Intermediate Champion; Grace Dillinger, Junior Champion; Carson Gilmore; Catie Gooch; Carter McClure; Effie Kolb; Molly McClure, Junior Reserve Champion; John Shelton Bucket Calf Sydney Beesley; Jacob Bell; Laramie Brecheisen; Claire Clark, Intermediate Reserve Champion, Reserve Grand Champion; Frances Gaskill; Audrey Gilmore; Casle Heger; Brooke Hinds; Garrette Hinds; Rebecca Johnson; McKenzie Hinds; Raegan Hinds; Montana Holt; Brayden Kolb; Mikayla Martin; Toby McClure; Cody Mills; Megan Newlon, Intermediate Champion, Grand Champion; Ashlyn Schechter; Allen Shelton; Jayla Stump; Claudia Clark; Grace Dillinger; Gaskill; Carson Emmett Gilmore; Catie Gooch, Junior Champion; Jayce Heger; Carter McClure; Effie Kolb; Jewels Kraisinger; Chloe Martin; Molly McClure, Junior Reserve Champion; Carson Schechter; John Shelton Sheep Showmanship Landon Brecheisen, Reserve Senior Champion; Logan Brecheisen, Senior Champion; Lacey Brecheisen Intermediate Champion; Laramie Brecheisen; Nick Gold, Intermediate Reserve Champion; Megan Newlon Sheep Lacey Brecheisen, 2 blue; Logan Brecheisen, 2 blue; Nick Gold, 2 blue, Grand Champion; Megan Newlon, 2 blue; Landon Brecheisen, 2 blue, Reserve Grand Champion; Laramie Brecheisen, 2 blue Beef Showmanship Brady Heger; Lance Sandoval, Senior Reserve Champion; Lauren Sarchet, Senior Champion; Morgan Sarchet; Mon-

tana Beesley, Intermediate Champion; Nick Gold, Intermediate Reserve Champion; Madison Hall; Emma McClure; Megan Newlon Breeding Heifer: Cow/Calf: Cow Isabella Hall; Madison Hall; Megan Newlon, Reserve Champion, Reserve Grand Champion; Morgan Sarchet, Champion, Grand Champion; Sarah Johnson, Champion; Tony Kinser, Champion Beef Henry Beesley, 1 blue; Montana Beesley, 1 blue; Brady Heger, 2 blue, 1 Reserve Champion; Morgan Sarchet, 2

blue, Reserve Champion, Champion; Lauren Sarchet, 1 Champion, Grand Blue, Champion; Nick Gold, 2 blue, 1 Champion; Lance Sandoval, 2 blue, 2 Champion, Reserve Grand Champion Round Robin Showmanship Logan Brecheisen, Senior Grand Champion; Brady Marshall, Senior Reserve Grand Champion; Montana Beesley, Intermediate Grand Champion; Megan Newlon, Intermediate Reserve Grand Champion; Jewels Kraisinger, Junior Grand Champion; Carson Gilmore, Junior Reserve Grand Champion

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The 4-H’ers of Stevens County would like to thank the following contributors for an outstanding year at the 4-H Food Auction during the Stevens County Fair. The funds raised will support the 4-H’ers throughout the year at camps, trips, events, scholarships and a variety of activities. American Implement Don and Renee Beesley Walt and Jennifer Beesley Citizens State Bank Claggett Farms Dave and Jan Cutter Eckert Educators Farmers Choice Agency-Laura Murray First National Bank Fiss Architecture/Design Dr. Effie Gaskill Linda and Darin Gilmore Gilmore’s Roustabout Service Ghumm’s Auto Center Kyle and Jamie Gooch Brian and Stephanie Hemann Ted and Judy Heaton Angela Heger Nancy Sides Hernandez Ron and Nancy Honig Hugoton FFA Hugoton Hermes Johnson Law Office PA Martin Trucking Matt and Nancy Johnson Jordan Air Keating Tractor & Equipment

Kansas Dairy Ingredients Ryan and Misty Martin Tony and Marilyn Martin MasCow Dairy Les and Lynette McNally Mills Farms-Pioneer Seed Moorman’s Feeds - Lee Isaac Beth Moser Bookkeeping Dennis and Elizabeth Moser Farms NAPA Auto Parts Jeff and Vicky Newlon Nurse Link Staffing One Each Farm - Marlin Heger Passmore Brothers Inc. Jonathan Pearcy Irrigation Services Premier Design Jewelry Geri Smith Tyrell Pro Farm - Jeff Hill Riley Chevrolet Rome Farms Frances Russell Kim and Karolyn Schroeder State Farm Insurance Debbie Nordling Stevens County Farm Bureau Association Willis Insurance Agency

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

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Hugoton’s City Council approves increase in mill levy Hugoton City Council met in regular session August 5, 2013 at the council meeting room. Attending the meeting were Mayor Jack E. Rowden, City Clerk Thomas G. Hicks, Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke, City Inspector Joshua Grubbs and councilmen Dean Banker, Mike Eshbaugh, Dan Corpening, Shannon Crawford and Tron Stegman. Also present were City Attorney Wayne R. Tate, Police Chief Cortney Leslie, Hugoton Hermes reporter Ruthie Winget, City Power Plant Foreman Richard Barnes, Deanna Burkhart and Ronnie Summer of Black Hills Energy, Jim Ghumm, Alvin Riley and Greg Stelzer. Electrical System Supervisor Gary Rowden was absent. The council passed the

motion to increase city fines, bringing them up to match district court fines. The $60 court cost will remain the same. City Inspector Grubbs reported due to the recent rains, he has been busy correcting many weed violations. Black Hills Energy’s Deanna Burkhart checked in at the meeting to make sure there were no problems. Two bids were submitted for a 2013 pickup for the police department. Riley Chevrolet submitted the bid for a white Chevrolet for $30,499.80. Ghumm’s Auto submitted a bid for a gray Ford of $28,545 which was in stock. The council voted to accept the lower bid. Nordyke offered to trade his white vehicle for the gray one

Post Office Continued from page 1 chambers of Congress. Guffey acknowledged service has been cut and will continue to be cut due to the extreme measures put forth by Congress. He urged citizens to ask lawmakers to enact sensible reform now. Citizens are asked to contact their legislators and ask them to support the Postal Service Protection Act - H.R. 630 in the House and S. 316 in the Senate, the United States Postal Service Stabilization Act - H.R. 961 and the Protect Overnight Deliv-

ery Act - H.R. 2459. You’re also encouraged to ask your legislator to oppose Representative Issa’s bill - H.R. 2748. Representative Tim Huelskamp serves the First Congressional District encompassing most of southwest Kansas. You can reach Representative Huelskamp at 620-225-0172 or visit For more information and the latest news about this bill and others affecting the postal service, visit

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so all the police department fleet would match in color. As there were no objections to the 2014 city budget, the council voted to approve the budget as presented. Because this budget has increased $55,700 over last year, partially due to the city’s share of the infrastructure of the Pioneer Manor Addition, the mill levy has to be increased to 42.96 which is 3.35 over last year. The council voted to approve Ordinance #799 which is an increase in city property taxes.

The council addressed a petition to vacate the alley in Lots 4-8, Block 2 in the Stevens County Industrial Park. Attorney Tate stated this matter should be taken up by the Planning Commission. After some discussion, the council passed the motion to set the Kansas Dairy Ingredients utility deposit at $62,000. After one year, the deposit will be returned to KDI. Barbara Beeks asked the council if anything could be done about the pigeons

around Main Street. After some discussion, the council tabled the matter. Richard Barnes brought in a bid of $225,352 from Fairbanks for catalytic convertors for engines #4 and #5. Tom stated the cash for this will have to come out of the electric distribution fund. This would take almost one third of this fund. Mayor Rowden commented this would be a good insurance policy in the event of a disaster. The council tabled this matter until the next meeting.

Paul Nordyke reported the lagoons are looking better. There are five aerations running in the lagoons at this time. Nordyke also reported Smith and Loveless plan to install a new impeller in the noisy pump in the lift station located on Adams Street. City Attorney Tate stated he will place his focus on annexation of Industrial Park. After going into executive session, the meeting adjourned.

STEVENS COUNTY Activity Center - 544-2283 Nutrition Center - 544-8041 ~ Barbara Beeks ~ It is a pretty Monday morning, after the fog lifted. We had a good week for the fair. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. We also had some rain showers to be thankful for. Another month is well underway. Soon school will be starting. Already Nicole Kinser has gone off to college. She worked for us this summer and did a great job. We will miss her. Loretta is off on vacation this week. We hope she had a great time. This Saturday is “Sew All Day” and a dance in the evening. Cottonwood will be playing for us. Have a great week. Menu Aug. 8 ..........................Goulash Aug. 9 ................................Fish Aug. 12 ..........................Brisket Aug. 13 ..................Baked Ham Aug. 14 ...............Birthday Day

...............................Pot Roast Aug. 15.............Chicken Breast Activities Schedule Thursday, August 8 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bridge......................................... Aglow..........................7:00 p.m. Friday, August 9 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bingo........................12:30 p.m. Saturday, August 10 Sew All Day................................ Cards .........................6:00 p.m. Dance.........................8:00 p.m. ............Cottonwood will play Monday, August 12 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Line Dance.................7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 13 Board Meeting ...........9:30 a.m. Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 14 Birthday Day Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Paint...........................1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 15 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bridge.........................................

A lot of effort is being put forth by this youngster as he attempts to get his tractor as far as possible.

House Rep. Stephen Alford Summer 2013 Legislative Update Thank you for the honor of serving the citizens of the 124th District. It was a long and tense legislative session reaching into June for the first time since our founding; however, developing good policy is the job you sent us to Topeka to do. In addition to weekly updates, the following is a brief overview of the 2013 session. Hundreds of other bills were debated and dozens were passed. Please email me at if you have questions about these issues or other legislation not covered here. THE 2014-2015 BUDGET AND TAX PLAN The one constitutional duty of the legislature each session is to pass a budget for the state. This session, the House fulfilled its duty by passing a budget that makes the government more efficient and leaves the state fiscally sound. On June 2, the legislature adjourned after passing a budget totaling $14.3 billion. Unlike previous sessions where it has been the norm to pass just a one year budget, the legislature passed a two-year budget, which includes appropriations for FY 2014 and FY 2015 in an effort to better address budget challenges up front. The budget cuts an additional $104 million from the governor’s two year budget recommendation, totaling a reduction in State General Fund (SGF) expenditures of $198.7 million over two years. Through responsible budgeting practices, such as deleting funding for state government jobs that have been vacant for a sustained period of time, the budget found necessary savings. This diligence for finding waste throughout state government allowed for the avoidance of cutting core state services, such as K-12 education. Tax Plan This past session, the House finalized negotiations with the Senate on pro-growth tax legislation. The plan agreed to by House and Senate negotiators, coupled with the income tax reduction of last year, provides Kansans with $3.86 billion in tax relief over the next 5 years. With the passage of the agreed upon legislation, Kansans will receive both sales and income tax relief. The state sales tax rate dropped from 6.3 percent to 6.15 percent on July 1st. State revenue received from the sales tax will be used to continue a buy down of income rates, dropping the bottom bracket from 3.0 percent to 2.7 percent and the top rate from 4.9 percent to 4.8 percent in 2014. By 2018, income tax rates will drop in the bottom bracket to 2.3 percent and in the top bracket to 3.9 percent. The tax plan increases the number of rural opportunity zones from 50 to 73 counties in Kansas, allowing those counties with opportunities to entice businesses and residents with zero income tax rates for five years. It further increases the standard deduction, which most working families claim, to $7,500. The plan both pays for itself and controls future state spending by directing any revenue growth over 102 percent toward additional income tax reductions. The tax bill originally passed by the House contained a 2 percent growth in revenue trigger so that as revenues grow above 2 percent from the previous year, the excess funds would be used to continue to buy down income tax rates. This trigger was included in the compromise bill and will kick in beginning in 2018 to ensure that extra revenue is not used for growing government, but rather for further reducing the tax burden on Kansans. The final legislation takes another House position by not eliminating itemized income tax deductions in their entirety to pay for rate reductions. Rather, itemized deductions receive a gradual haircut from the 100 percent deductibility down to 50 percent deductibility in 2017 except for charitable, which remains 100 percent deductible. Overall, the budget and tax plan work together to accomplish what you sent us to Topeka to do: cut spending and lower the overall tax burden. Next year we’ll see some tweaks in the budget and tax plan, but the heavy lifting was done this session, with a two-year budget and a five-year tax plan. FIREARMS This session has seen a variety of bills related to protecting gun owner rights. In particular, House Bill 2199 passed during this session excludes from federal regulation any personal firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured commercially or privately and owned in Kansas. As long as any such firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition remains in Kansas, the bill provides that it is not subject to any federal law, regulation, or authority. Also, the bill prevents any federal agent or contracted employee, any state employee, or any local authority from enforcing any federal regulation or law governing a personal firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured and owned in Kansas, provided it remains within the borders of Kansas. House Bill 2199 essentially reaffirms the Second Amendment, which guarantees the right of Kansans to keep and bear arms. The bill also states that because the Constitution does not grant the federal government authority in this area, any leeway to determine how the Second Amendment right is exercised is the prerogative of the state. Thus, any attempts by the federal government to regulate the use of firearms manufactured and owned in Kansas considered unenforceable in the state of Kansas. EDUCATION The legislature created an opportunity for 10 Kansas school districts to apply to become “innovative districts.” The bill would free those districts from rules and regulations that could stifle the creative options of school districts. Innovation is especially paramount as we seek to give more local control to our school districts and allow them more freedom to focus on child-centric education. The bill will help existing schools attract and keep the best and brightest teachers, and allow curriculum and learning opportunities not found under the current system. Innovative school districts will have the flexibility to tailor their policies to best meet the needs of children. Child-centric education will allow children to learn in a way that works for them. The goal is for children to be ready for success. ABORTION The number of abortions performed in Kansas has dropped to its lowest level in 25 years, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. During this session, the legislature passed a number of abortion bills aimed at keeping all taxpayer money out of funding abortions, as well as banning abortions based on the sex of the baby. Another bill prohibits civil actions in “wrongful birth” cases. The law prevents a mother from suing a medical provider if her child is born with a physical condition that had she known about, would have pursued an abortion. The bill also requires doctors to provide specific materials related to abortion from the KDHE to the woman at least 24 hours before the procedure. KANCARE: House Bill 2025 passed during this session establishes the Robert G. (Bob) Bethell Joint Committee on Home and Community Based Services and KanCare Oversight. The committee would be made up of eleven members of the legislature and would be required to meet at least three times when the legislature is in session and at least once during each of the second, third, and fourth calendar quarters. This committee would provide oversight of the administration of KanCare by those accountable to the people, elected members of the legislature. According to the bill, state agencies would be required to provide to the committee data and information on KanCare programs, including pay for performance measures, quality measures and enrollment and disenrollment in specific plans, KanCare provider network date, and appeals and grievances made to the KanCare ombudsman. The committee would then be required to submit its own report to President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, the House Committee on Health and Human Services, and the Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare. It would also be able to introduce legislation as deemed necessary in performing its functions. OIL AND GAS DEPLETION FUND Oil and gas are major components of the industrial base in many western and southeast Kansas counties. Because these resources will not last forever, the Oil and Gas Valuation Depletion Trust Fund was developed. The money credited to the account currently consists of 12.41 percent of the previous year’s severance tax receipts and is meant to provide some economic relief to the affected counties once these resources are used up. This year, the governor proposed in his budget recommendation for FY 2014 and FY 2015 abolishing the Oil and Gas Valuation Depletion Trust Fund and transferring that money to the State General Fund (SGF). In response to this recommendation, the House worked on a compromise to keep the fund but to decrease the amount of money contributed to it. This week the House passed that compromise, Substitute for HB 2262, which would lower the percentage annually credited to the fund based on the previous year’s severance tax receipts from 12.41 percent to 8.25 percent. This lower percentage contribution to the Oil and Gas Valuation Depletion Trust Fund would increase the amount transferred to SGF by $5 million in FY 2014 and $6.7 million in FY 2015.

This young lady is showing girls can make that tractor go a long way too!

The feet on this young man are a blur as he peddles furiously to get his tractor as far as possible.

Aglow to host Suzie Woods Hugoton Aglow will meet Thursday, August 8, at 7:00 p.m. for coffee and fellowship at the Senior Center, 624 S. Main in Hugoton. You are asked to use the Main Street entrance. A meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m. Suzie Woods will speak. Suzie serves as pastor at Kingsdown Presbyterian Church in Kingsdown. Susie is founder and president of Rehearsing the Word Ministries Inc., established in 1995. She and her husband Jack live in Minneola. He serves the community as manager of Centera Bank. The couple has three children and four grandchildren. Suzie loves to teach people how to live by faith in God, allowing the Holy Spirit and love of God to live through people in practical ways while the earth

continues to be challenging. Suzie will share scripture and testimony of how the Holy Spirit is leading her through the challenges of each day. Prayer will also be available. Suzie presents I Thessalonians 2:13 as foundation to this pursuit: “And we also thank God continually for this, in order that when you received the message of God from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it truly is, the Word of God, which is effectually at work in you who believe.” Hugoton Aglow looks forward to seeing you as they come together to worship. Children are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Invite someone to come with you! Submitted by Ruth Farmer for Hugoton Aglow.

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Ag Wise

Thursday, August 8, 2013

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

Estimating Corn Yield Potential Recent rains have brought welcome relief to much of Kansas. Unfortunately, dryland corn in many areas had been under such severe drought stress until recently that the rains came too late. In those cases, the dryland corn may not be worth harvesting for grain. Thus, the question to be asked is: Should I use the corn for a different final purpose than grain production? The alternative uses are for silage or for grazing the residues. In the article published in July 19, 2013 Agronomy eUpdate (No. 413), we briefly discussed the concept of determining the corn yield potential. Firstly, if no ear was formed within a week or two after pollination, then that specific corn plant will remain “barren” till the end of the season. Thus, the decision in that situation is pretty much straightforward. You only need to choose whether to harvest it for silage or leave it in place for grazing the residue. The number of potential kernels per ear can be adversely affected before silking time (Figures 1 and 2) if no potential ovule develops. Kernel formation can also be adversely affected by conditions after silking. At that stage, kernel numbers are reduced under any or all of the following conditions: • If the fertilization was not (unpollinated effective ovules). • If there is abortion of the fertilized ovules. • If there is early abortion of developing kernels (before or at milk stage, R3 stage). If ears are present a week or two after silking, a judgment call has to be made: whether to leave it for grain harvest or utilize it for forage — depending on the estimated grain yield potential. Producers can get a reasonable yield estimate by the time the kernels are at the milk or dough stages. Before the milk stage, it is difficult to tell which kernels will develop and which ones will be aborted. The milk stage takes place about 15-25 days after flowering time (depending on the environmental conditions), and we can easily recognize this stage by opening the husk. In the milk stage, a milky white fluid will be evident when the kernels are punctured with a thumbnail. Farmers can get some estimate of the failure or success of the pollination process by examining several corn ear silks. Pollination is successful when silks turn to brown (R2 stage, kernel blister stage) and when they can be easily detached from the ear structure when husks are removed. If the silks remain green, growing several inches in length, pollination has failed (Figure 3). In this situation, the ovules will not be fertilized, and kernels will not develop.

Figure 1: Determination of the potential kernel number in corn ears as seen under a microscope (left) and magnifying glass (right). The tip kernels are the first ones to start the abortion process under any environmental (abiotic) stress. Photos by Ignacio Ciampitti, K-State Research and Extension. The concept of estimating yields using the “yield component method” has advantages and disadvantages. The primary advantage is it can be used early enough in the crop growing season (milk stage, R3) and involves the assumption the kernel weight is “constant.” The method only estimates the “potential” yield because the kernel weight component is still unknown until the maturity of the crop (R6 stage). Estimating potential corn yield using yield components is calculated using the following elements: 1) Total number of ears (ears per acre): This is determined by counting the number of ears in a known area (Figure 4). With 30-inch rows, 17.4 feet of row = one-thousandth of an acre. This is probably the minimum area to be used. The number of ears in 17.4 feet of row x 1,000 equals the number of ears per acre. Counting a longer length of row is fine, just be sure to convert it to the correct portion of an acre. Make ear counts in ten to 15 representative parts of the field or management zone to get a good average estimate (in order to fairly represent the field variation. The more ear counts you make (if they are representative of the rest of the field), the more confidence you have in your yield estimate. 2) Final kernel number per ear: Count the number of rows within each ear and the number of kernels in each row (Figure 3). The final number of kernels per ear is calculated by multiplying the number of rows by the number of kernels within each row. This is just a quick estimation of the potential yield. The number of kernels within each row is not standard and can vary from row to row (more if a large proportion of kernels aborted, (“abnormal ears”). Do not count aborted kernels or the kernels on the tip of the ear; count only kernels that are in complete rings around the ear. Do this for every fifth or sixth plant in each of your ear count areas (but as the more you can count, the more precise will be the estimation). Avoid odd, non-representative ears. Finally the number of kernels per acre is estimated by

Figure 3: Two different sizes of ears with similar number of rows (16 rows in total) but a different kernel number per row (and kernel sizes). Photo by Ignacio Ciampitti, K-State Research and Extension.

multiplying the first and second components. • Kernels per acre = Ears per acre x Kernels per ear • Kernels per bushel: This will be more precisely defined at maturity. For this case, common values range from 75,000 to 80,000 for excellent grain filling conditions, 85,000 to 90,000 for average, and 95,000 to 105,000 for poor conditions. The best you can do at this point is estimate a range of potential yields depending on expectations for the rest of the season. Example: For corn in 30-inch rows with an average total number of ears in 12 areas of the field (17.4-foot lengths of row) of: Number of Ears = [(25 + 24 + 22 + 21 + 24 + 26 + 20 + 21 + 22 + 20 + 25 + 26)]/12 = 23 (a) An average of 23 ears were counted within the 17.4-foot lengths. This can be scaling up to an acre basis by multiplying the number of ears by 1,000 (constant factor if the counts were taken in a 17.4foot length). Ears per acre = 23 x 1000 = 23,000 (b) From those 23 ears, we will take between two and five ears to calculate the rows per ear and the kernels per row. The average number of rows was 14 with 27 kernels per row. Kernel number per ear = 14 rows per ear x 27 kernels per row = 378 (c) The final number of kernels per acre is the outcome of the multiplication of (b) ears per acre and (c) kernel number per ear. Kernels per acre = 23,000 ears per acre x 378 kernels per ear = 8,694,000 (d) Kernels per bushel Under hot, dry conditions, grain filling duration and biomass translocation from the whole plant to the ear (kernels) can be severely affected. Otherwise, a reasonable value to use is about 105,000 kernels per bushel (e). The final number of kernels per bushel is affected by diverse factors such as genotype, management practices (for example, plant density), and the environment. Plant density can strongly affect the kernel weight and the number of kernels per bushel. Lower plant densities (if growing conditions are optimal) will result in lower values for kernel number per bushel. Also, expect a lower kernel number per bushel as N is more deficient. More information regarding the influence of these management practices on the kernel weight and the number of kernels per bushel is available from an article titled “Corn Grain Yield Estimation: The Kernel Weight Factor” from Dr. Tony Vyn, Purdue University, at: http://exten crop/2010/issue22/ ml#corn Final yield: Calculation of bushels per acre The final calculation of the potential yield to be obtained at the end of the season is simply the outcome of divid-

ing the component (d) by (e). Bushels per acre = 8,694,000 kernels per acre ÷ 105,000 kernels per bushel = ~83 In this example, if projected conditions prove to be accurate, the corn should obviously be kept and harvested for grain. From previous experiences, the yield component method of estimating yields often seems to provide optimistic outcomes (slight overestimation). If the conditions during the reproductive period are predicted to worsen (severe heat stress and lack of precipitation); then the kernel weight can be reduced, and the number estimated for component (e), kernels per bushel, should be higher. That will reduce the yield expectations in a more “pessimistic” scenario. Links with further discussions about the potential yield estimation and an online tool to assist you on all the previous calculations can be found at: t e r s / 2 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 0 25/201cpredicting201dcorn-yields-prior-to-harvest The Ohio State University pubs/agr/agr187/agr187.pd f University of Kentucky /ext/corn/news/timeless/yl destmethod.html Purdue University http://corn.agronomy.wisc.e du/AA/pdfs/A033.pdf University of Wisconsin rodServ/AgCalc/Calc1.html Online calculator tool Article and photos submitted by Ignacio Ciampitti, Cropping Systems and Crop Production Specialist and Kraig Roozeboom, Cropping Systems Agronomist.

Figure 2: Unpollinated silks have grown in several inches in length. Photo by Kraig Roozeboom, K-State Research and Extension.

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Kansans experience some relief at the pump

Employees from the Stevens County Hospital and Medical Clinic man their station at the booth they had set up at the Stevens County

Fair last week. They were there to answer any questions and to hand out the useful information they had to offer the fair goers.

Donate blood August 29 While many volunteers generously responded to the emergency call for blood donations from the American Red Cross in July, donors of all blood types, especially O negative, A negative and B negative, are still needed this summer. Blood products are being distributed to hospitals almost as quickly as donations are coming in. You can give blood in Stevens County August 29 from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Bethel Friends Church, 400 E. Eleventh St. in Hugoton. Blood and platelets are needed for many reasons. Accident and burn victims, heart surgery patients and organ transplant recipients, as well as those receiving treatment for cancer or sickle cell disease, may depend on lifesaving transfusions. In fact, every two seconds a patient in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion. The Red Cross, on behalf of the hospitals and patients it serves, appreciates all those who take the time to help save lives. Visit red or call 1-800RED CROSS to learn more and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Other upcoming blood donation opportunities: Finney County August 26 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1010 Fleming in Garden City. August 27 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1010 Fleming in Garden City.

Meade County August 26 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at St. Anthony Parochial School, 501 W. Fourth in Fowler. August 29 from 12:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Plains United Methodist Church, 601 Grand Ave. in Plains. Stanton County August 28 from 1:30 to 6:00 p.m. at Johnson City Middle School, 200 W. Weaver Ave. in Johnson. Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some

Send cards to Donna Livingston for her birthday

Beulah Mae Dumcum Carter is celebrating her ninetieth birthday this year. Beulah was born August 14, 1923 in Stevens County to Ganum and Ella Stanley Dumcum. She graduated high school in Hugoton in 1941. She has been an active member of the First Christian Church for 60 years. She has lived in Stevens County her whole life and was the Pioneer Queen in 1999 with Bob Walker as Pioneer King. If you know Beulah and would like to wish her a great day please feel free to send a card. You can send it to 608

Donna Livingston celebrated her big day August 7. Help wish her a happy belated birthday by showering her with cards. Send your best wishes to: Donna Livingston 1290 Road 14 Hugoton, KS 67951

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states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit find them on Twitter at @RedCross.

Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.54 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1 cent per gallon in the last week to $3.63 per gallon, according to gasoline price Web site Including the change in gas prices in Kansas during the past week, prices Sunday were 3.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 18.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 14.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 3.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. "Over the last week, the national average has continued to see a [sic] ever so slow downward trend," said Gas Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "But the downward trend got a shot in the arm last weekend, as we saw the biggest daily drop since April; from July 25

to July 26, the average dropped 1.5 cents. Back on April 13, the US average dropped 1.7 cents from the previous day. Further illustrating the downward trend,

five percent of the country was over $4.00 per gallon Friday. Last week, seven percent of the country was over $4.00 per gallon," DeHaan said. Submitted by GasBuddy.

Barbara Shelton presents the beautiful rose bouquet to the Stevens County Fair Pioneer Queen Norma Stoddard and Pioneer King Ralph Stoddard.

Thank you for purchasing my 4-H livestock at the Stevens County Fair Youth Auction. Citizens State Bank - Steer Don Beesley - Lamb Landon Brecheisen

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ROLLA NEWS USDA approves CP25 emergency haying and grazing By Mary Courtney

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“Western Kansas has not experienced relief from the recent rains in other parts of the state, and farmers and ranchers continue to struggle. USDA’s decision…is welcome news and will allow livestock operations to continue across our state in spite of the exceedingly dry conditions.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will allow emergency haying and grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) CP25 acreage in order to provide additional relief to Kansas livestock producers still struggling as the historic drought continues to persist in Kansas. “As I travel throughout Kansas, I continue to see the devastating impact the ongoing drought is having on producers and communities,” Senator Moran said. “Western Kansas has not experienced relief from the recent rains in other parts of the state, and farmers and ranchers continue to struggle. USDA’s decision to allow haying and grazing on CP25 acreage is welcome news and will provide much-needed relief to livestock operations from exceedingly dry conditions.” Multiple years of historic drought have depleted forage supplies and affected the growth of hay and pasture across Kansas. Kansas has more than 840,000 acres currently enrolled in CP25, the majority of which are within the drought region. Many Kansas livestock producers have worked closely with Farm Service Agency (FSA) county directors and utilized CP25 to enhance environmental benefits. USDA authorized this same land to be used for emergency haying and grazing in 2012 and extreme drought conditions have made the authorization necessary again this year. Emergency haying is authorized for a single period through August 31, 2013. Emergency grazing is authorized for a single period through September 30, 2013. In order to utilize the acreage the producer must file a request with their local FSA office. The request will then be reviewed and, if approved, a ten percent reduction in the CRP payment will be taken. In July, Senator Moran joined U.S. Senator Pat Roberts in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, calling for emergency haying and grazing of CRP lands to help livestock producers suffering from sustained and critical drought. Senator Moran is a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies.

Look below to read USDA’s Fact Sheet on Emergency Haying and Grazing for 2013. For further information about CRP program benefits and regulations, go online to FACT SHEET August 2013 Emergency Haying and Grazing For 2013 Overview USDA Farm Service Agency's (FSA) Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a voluntary program available to agricultural producers to help them safeguard environmentally sensitive land. Producers enrolled in CRP establish long-term, resourceconserving covers to improve the quality of water, control soil erosion and enhance wildlife habitat. In return, FSA provides participants with rental payments and cost-share assistance. Contract duration is between ten and 15 years. The Food Security Act of 1985, as amended, authorized CRP. The program is also governed by regulations published in 7 CFR Part 1410. The program is implemented by FSA on behalf of USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation. Haying and Grazing Haying and grazing of CRP acreage is authorized under certain conditions to improve the quality and performance of the CRP cover or to provide emergency relief to livestock producers due to certain natural disasters. There are two types of haying and grazing authorization: managed and emergency. Primary Nesting Season Generally, CRP acreage may not be hayed or grazed during the Primary Nesting Season for certain wildlife established by state FSA committees in consultation with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Technical Committee. [Map of Primary Nesting Seasons found here: SA_File/052708_nesting dates.pdf ] Emergency Haying and Grazing Emergency haying and grazing of CRP acreage may be authorized to provide relief to livestock producers in areas affected by a severe drought or similar natural disaster. Emergency authorization is provided by either a national FSA office authorization or by a state FSA committee determination utilizing the U.S. Drought Monitor. General Authorization Process Requests for emergency haying and grazing are initiated at the county level with review and approval at the

state and national FSA offices. County eligibility is based on a county FSA committee request documenting a 40 percent or greater loss in normal hay and pasture production and either: • For drought conditions, an average of 40 percent or greater loss of normal precipitation for the four most recent months plus the days in the current month before the date of request; or • For excessive moisture conditions, an average of 140 percent or greater increase in normal precipitation during the four most recent consecutive months plus the days in the current month before the date of request. Emergency haying or grazing is limited to the acreage physically located within the boundary of the eligible county or portion of a county. Under this authority, acreage will only be authorized for a specified time and may end earlier than announced if conditions improve. State FSA Committee Determination (Drought only) County FSA committees may request emergency haying or grazing outside the primary nesting season for all or part of a county from the state FSA committee using the U.S. Drought Monitor. The state FSA committee may generally approve emergency haying and grazing on a county-by-county basis if the county is designated as level ”D2 Drought - Severe” according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The U.S. Drought Monitor is available online at: onitor.html For 2013 only, certain normally ineligible practices may also be considered by the state committee for emergency haying and grazing under certain additional safeguards to maintain the conservation and wildlife benefits (see eligible acreage for practices and safeguards) Under this state committee determination, emergency haying is authorized for a single period through August 31, 2013. Emergency grazing is authorized for a single period through September 30, 2013. Eligible Acreage Acreage eligible for emergency haying and grazing includes acreage devoted to the following practices: CP1, CP2, CP4B, CP4D, CP10, CP18B, CP18C and CP38 if included in the approved State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) proposal. For 2013 only, eligible acreage has been expanded to include CP8A, CP23, CP23A, CP25, CP27, CP28, CP37, and CP41, with additional safeguards to maintain conservation and wildlife benefits. These safeguards include: • Drought monitor threshold for grazing of “D2 Drought – Severe” or any county declared as a disaster area through the streamlined drought disaster designation

process • Drought monitor threshold during the growing season for haying of “D3 Drought – Extreme” • Do not allow if land was hayed or grazed in previous 2 years (allow a waiver if NRCS determines that the land has had adequate regrowth and it would not be detrimental to the stand or other wildlife/conservation benefits) • Additional safeguards as determined appropriate by the State Committee through consultation with the State Conservationist, state fish and wildlife agency or other stakeholders to address local and regional concerns (e.g. minimum stubble heights, maximum stocking rates, proximity to water bodies, temporary erosion control measures) • Concurrence of: - A super majority (2/3rds) of the State Technical Committee; - The State Conservationist; and - The relevant state fish and wildlife agency. Ineligible Acreage Acreage ineligible for emergency haying and grazing includes acreage devoted to: • Useful life easements; • Land within 120 feet of a stream or other permanent water body; • The following practices: CP3, CP3A, CP5A, CP9, CP11, CP12, CP15A, CP15B, CP17A, CP21, CP22, CP24, CP29, CP30, CP31, CP32, CP33, CP35A-I, CP36, CP38 in certain states, CP39, CP40, and CP42. Modified Conservation Plan Before CRP acreage is declared eligible for haying or grazing, a modified conservation plan developed by NRCS or a technical service provider must be obtained. The modified conservation plan must be site specific, include the authorized duration, and reflect local wildlife needs and concerns. The primary purpose must be to maintain vegetative cover, minimize soil erosion, and protect water quality and wildlife habitat quality. File Request Before Starting CRP participants requesting emergency or managed haying and grazing must file a request with their county FSA office indicating the acreage to be hayed or grazed before the activity begins. Required Payment Reduction The CRP-authorizing legislation requires a payment reduction to be assessed. Generally, CRP participants are assessed a haying or grazing payment reduction of 25 percent. For 2013 only, the 25 percent haying and grazing payment reduction has been reduced to 10 percent. Sale of hay is also allowed for 2013 as long as it was not sold from the same land during the previous two years. Submitted by the office of Senator Jerry Moran.

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ROLLA BOARD OF EDUCATION Jean Ann Hull, President Norman Johns, Vice President Darren Clark Stacy Burrows Terry Hull Penny Rusch Erich Glave ADMINISTRATION Stuart Sutton, Superintendent Stuart Sutton, K-5 Principal Gardell Schnable, 6-12 Principal Kris Hall, Guidance Counselor HPEC STAFF Shelli Burrows, Interrelated Teacher Rachel Dunn, Paraprofessional Marina Hernandez, Paraprofessional Chelsea Passmore, Paraprofessional Alice Connors, Gifted Facilitator

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MOSCOW NEWS by Sara Cross

Moscow Baptist Church decorates for the upcoming week of the VBS "Colossal Coaster World".

Fundraiser for foreign exchange students

Breonna Davidson takes time with her pig at the Stevens County Fair! Moscow Baptist Church kids Jace Cross, Cuylor Cross and Braydon Bohl, with Truman

Cross as sponsor, spent the week in Salina at Webster Conference Center.

Thursday, August 15, there will be a fundraiser car wash to benefit the Moscow High School foreign exchange students who are heading to Germany later this school year. Come to the Moscow High School parking lot between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. and let those teenagers put their boundless energy to work washing your car for you. You can also opt for the full-service wash and vacuum. And while you’re waiting, watching someone else work, take some of the heat out of the day with a sno-cone.

Paying students for grades may provide wrong motivation to excel, professor says

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Paying your kids for getting good grades may not be the most effective way to motivate them to do well in school, according to a Kansas State University family studies and human services professor. Jared Durtschi is an assistant professor of marriage and family therapy in the School of Family Studies and Human Services at the university's College of Human Ecology. He says while monetary compensation for grades may be effective in some cases, parents should also be aware the practice could actually decrease their child's motivation to perform well in school. Durtschi said paying children for good grades may cause their motivation to work hard in school to shift from an internal motivation being motivated by how it will make them feel - to an external one driven by the reward they will receive. "If a student's motivation to apply himself or herself to academics is solely external, then the child will often stop working hard in school once he or she stops getting paid for their grades," Durtschi said. "The practice has the potential to be especially harmful to students who are already internally motivated to get good grades. By paying these students for their achievements, parents risk making an activity these children enjoy in its own right into something they feel they have to do in order to obtain some other end." In some cases, paying for good grades can be an effective method to motivate students who don't feel driven to succeed on their own, Durtschi said. "Parents should work to transition the external motivation that comes with being paid to do something into an internal one, so that students will eventually become motivated to achieve in school on their own," he said. Many parents who embrace paying students to get good grades do so because, in a very real way, grades do pay; they are a significant factor in determining whether students will get into a top college or eventually secure a high-paying job. Even so, Durtschi said money may not be the most meaningful reward to all stu-

dents. "The most powerful motivator is unique to each child," he said. "For some kids, a trip to see Grandma or not being required to do chores for a week might be more motivating than $20." Durtschi also said that, especially for younger children, parental praise and affection often remain the most powerful motivator. In fact, he said, parents and teachers have the ability to significantly affect a child's performance in the classroom merely by improving their perceptions of the child. In many cases, even students who have not traditionally been considered capable of achieving at the highest level academically may have the potential to become the best students in a class if the bar is raised for their academic performance, and they are treated as someone who is competent in doing so. "We attribute labels to ourselves based on what others tell us we are or are not good at," Durtschi said. "Even if a kid is just average, they can rise to so much more if expectations and treatment are adjusted. It limits our kids if we stop believing they are capable of great things." As a parent, Durtschi said it's important to let your child know you believe he or she is capable of achieving highly. But when you know your child is trying as hard as he or she can, it's also important for a parent to accept the child's best effort. Students who are perceived as less bright often just need more time to understand new concepts, or may learn more efficiently if the information is presented in a different way. "We're all developmentally different and grasp things at different times," he said. "Kids learn in tons of different ways, and some just need more time to absorb the material, or need an example that is relatable to their life, or need the courage to ask questions. Most kids have tons of potential. It's possible to change how we see our kids and how our kids see themselves. There's room for considerable growth in all kids, especially those who've been given up on." Story submitted by Kansas State University. Written by Stephanie Murray.

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Alexa has completed 300 books in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge at the Stevens County Library. Great job Alexa!

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While home he snapped this amazing picture of a wind spout and said it could be our “Picture of the Week”. Thanks Jack!!

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Logan Brecheisen shows off his 4-H sheep during the Livestock Auction at the fair last week. He tells it as it is. And by the way - it paid off for him pretty well.

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History From The Hermes Compiled by Ruthie Winget Thursday, August 14, 2008 Randall Karlin and Raynetta May were married in Las Vegas, Nv. August 3, 2008. Several of their friends gathered to celebrate the happy occasion by treating Raynetta and Randall to an old-fashioned ‘shivaree.’ Randall was required to carry Raynetta down Main Street in a wheelbarrow. Emily Rowden and David Snyder announce their engagement. A November wedding is planned. Thursday, August 14, 2003 Darrell and Belva Hickey are celebrating their golden anniversary August 17. They were married fifty years ago in Granbury, Tx. Thursday, August 12, 1993 Angela Rowden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rowden, reigns over the fair as the 1993 Sorghum Queen. Marie Buss and Lee Burrows were also royalty as the 1993 Pioneer Queen and King. Thursday, August 11, 1983 Carl Bradley was severely injured Friday while working at the Willis Christian farm. The gate of a haystacker fell on him. He suffered head injuries and a broken pelvis. He is recuperating at the Garden City Hospital. Thursday, August 9, 1973 Eighty paintings by Hugoton artist Terry Harris will be spotlighted in a special sum-

mer show at the Serendipity Art Gallery in Hugoton. A native of Stevens County and a third generation Kansan, Terry is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bing Harris. Terry has completed over a thousand paintings since beginning his professional career in the mid sixties. Thursday August 15, 1963 Charlotte Moser was named queen at the Rainbow for Girls dance. Her attendants were Joyce Gentzler and Sidney Parsons. Airman Don Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Allen, has

been reassigned to Lowry AFB, Co. for training and duty as a musician. Don was a 1958 graduate of Hugoton Rural High School. Construction of the Hugoton Veterinary Clinic to be located at the northeast corner of Hugoton will begin August 15, according to information from veterinarian Don Roberts. If any readers have pictures for the history page of the Hermes, please bring them in to Ruthie Winget at The Hugoton Hermes.

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Stevens County 4-H and FFA Members, Their Families and Leaders and the Stevens County Fair Association Say


...for Your Support at the Stevens County Fair Livestock Auction BEEF 1. Lance Sandoval, Res Grand Champ, 1375 lbs., $4.75,Citizens State Bank, Hugoton 2. Morgan Sarchet, Champion, 1315 lbs., $3.75, Citizens State Bank, Hugoton 3. Nick Gold, Blue, 1375 lbs., $3.00, Brown-Dupree Oil Co. Inc., Ulysses and Hugoton 4. Montana Beesley, Blue, 1300 lbs., $3.75, G+ Ag, Inc., Hugoton 5. Henry Beesley, Blue, 1350 lbs., $2.75, Mid America Cattle Co., Hugoton 6. Madison Hall, Red, 1255 lbs., $2.00, BrownDupree Oil Co. Inc., Ulysses and Hugoton 7. Landon Brecheisen, Red, 1175 lbs., $2.00, Citizens State Bank, Hugoton 8. Brady Heger, Red, 1485 lbs., $3.00, American Implement, Hugoton 9. Emma McClure, Red, 1280 lbs., $2.50, Mycogen Seeds, Hugoton 10. Lacey Brecheisen, Red, 1125 lbs., $2.50, CPS Operating, Hugoton

11. Sarah Johnson, Red, 1275 lbs., $2.00, Jordan Air, Hugoton 12. Amanda Mills, Red, 1330 lbs., $3.75, Pro Farm, Jeff Hill, Hugoton 13. Adyson Gooch, Red, 1290 lbs., $2.00, Mills Farms, Hugoton 14. Lauren Sarchet, Red, 1160 lbs., $6.25, Davis Land/Cattle, Richfield: Hugoton Veterinary Hospital, Hugoton: Gourdin By-Products LLC, Moscow 15 Tony Kinser, Red, 1205 lbs., $2.25, Betty Lee, Hugoton 16. Logan Brecheisen, Red, 1110 lbs., $2.00, Mycogen Seeds, Hugoton 17. Isabella Hall, Red, 1260 lbs., $2.00, Steve Davis, Hugoton 18. Devin Kraisinger, Red, 1150 lbs., $2.00, Cattle Care Service, Hugoton 19. Jay McClure, Red, 1200lbs., $2.90, Kubin Aerial, Inc., Moscow


NEW CHURCH TAKES FORM. Builders of the new Moscow Methodist Church have erected the laminated pre-formed roof supports for the auditorium, which frame the Moscow City water tower in the picture above and are constructing the concrete entrance-way, visible at extreme right. Most of the materials for the brick-veneer building are on the site. From the August 13, 1953, issue of The Hugoton Hermes.

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BEWARE OF MEDICARE, SOCIAL SECURITY SCAMS Our office recently has seen an uptick in complaints about phone callers who claim to be from Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security. Like many scams, these calls are nothing more than a ploy to try to get your personal information. Often, the caller may seem to already know a lot about you. They may have all or part of your Medicare card number or Social Security Number. The caller usually asks you to confirm this information because they will be sending you a new card. They may give you the partial number they have, and ask you to give them the rest “to confirm your identity.” They may also ask for your bank account or routing number so that they can directly deposit your benefits. Once the callers have obtained your information, consumers are reporting to us that a withdrawal of about $500 is being made from the bank account. This is just the latest version of a common scam called “phishing.” While the details vary, their goal is always the same — to get you to give away your personal information in order to access your money or steal your identity. Here are some ways you can protect yourself from phishing scams: • Beware of phone calls or emails that ask for personal information. Legitimate government agencies will not ask you for personal information over the phone or by email. • Ask for information in writing. If Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security really do need to get

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Division staff members are trained to spot scams and identity theft. Our office is here to help all Kansas consumers. If you have become the victim of one of these scams, or just have a question about whether a call might be a scam, you can call us at 1-800-432-2310. Visit our Web site at to file a complaint or learn more about how to protect yourself from scams

A long line forms as hungry people wait for the hamburgers and hotdogs offered by the Stevens County Sheriff Department at the fair.

1. Brady Heger, Grand Champion, 239 lbs., $4.25, Jordan Air, Hugoton 2. Morgan Sarchet, Res Grand Champion, 276 lbs., $4.25, Gourdin By-Products LLC, Moscow 3. McKenzie Hinds, Champion, 280 lbs., $3.55, Rome Farms, Hugoton 4. Raegan Hinds, Champion, 268 lbs., $3.10, Kansas Dairy Ingredients, Hugoton 5. Dawson Kerbow, Champion, 268lbs., $4.65, First National Bank, Hugoton 6. Madison Hall, Reserve Champion, 244 lbs., $2.35, Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc., Ulysses 7. Brittney Kolb, Blue, 236 lbs., $2.40, Aqua Shield Roofing, Hugoton 8. Adam Seaman, Blue, 230 lbs., $ 2.95, Mycogen Seeds, Hugoton 9. Carter McClure, Blue, 220 lbs., $5.50, Bryne and Tina Sullins, Moscow 10. Brady Marshall, Blue, 258 lbs., $4.00, Southwest Fresh Potato LLC, Hugoton 11. Brooke Hinds, Blue, 223 lbs., $3.05, Keating Tractor and Equipment, Inc., Liberal 12. Molly McClure, Blue, 278 lbs., $5.00, A To Z Livestock, Hugoton 13. Mikayla Martin, Blue, 226 lbs., $5.75, Martin Trucking, Inc., Hugoton 14. Aaron Seaman, Blue, 221 lbs., $3.85, Dennis and Beth Moser, Moscow; Mitchell Hall Family, Hugoton; Hoskinson Sales and Service, Hugoton 15. Chloe Martin, Blue, 234 lbs., $2.90, Mills Farms, Hugoton

16. Megan Newlon, Blue, 280 lbs., $4.75, Gilmore's Roustabout Service, Inc., Liberal 17. Emma French, Blue, 220 lbs., $4.35, First National Bank, Hugoton 18. Toby McClure, Blue, 259 lbs., $6.75, American Implement, Hugoton 19. Adyson Gooch, Blue, 220 lbs., $5.50, Cimarron Valley Irrigation, LLC, Hugoton 20. Casle Heger, Blue, 280 lbs., $5.25, Carter's Thriftway, Ulysses and Hugoton 21. Garrette Hinds, Blue, 258 lbs., $4.00, Cimarron Valley Irrigation, LLC, Hugoton 22. Briannah Davidson, Blue, 225 lbs., $4.50, Rome Farms, Hugoton 23. Zachary Willis, Blue, 272 lbs., $7.05, Mike Willis Farms, Hugoton 24. Jayce Heger, Blue, 270 lbs., $5.25, MasCow Dairy, Brian and Stephanie Hemann, Hugoton 25. Jewels Kraisinger, Blue, 267 lbs., $7.00, BrownDupree Oil Co. Inc., Ulysses and Hugoton 26. Jacob Bell, Blue, 264 lbs., $5.75, Circle H Farms, Hugoton 27. Izzak Hernandez, Blue, 274 lbs., $4.50, Jeff and Vicky Newlon, Hugoton 28. Trenton Davidson, Blue, 269 lbs., $4.75, Don Beesley, Hugoton 29. Isabella Hall, Blue, 232 lbs., $5.50, Cimarron Valley Irrigation, LLC, Hugoton 30. Effie Kolb, Red, 265 lbs., $6.25, Seaman Crop Consulting, Hugoton


1. Megan Newlon, Grand Champion, 205 lbs., $7.00, MasCow Dairy, Brian and Stephanie Hemann, Hugoton 2. Claire Clark, Res Grand Champion, 325 lbs., $5.00, MasCow Dairy, Brian and Stephanie Hemann, Hugoton 3. Catie Gooch, Champion, 375 lbs., $5.50, Mills Farms, Hugoton 4. Molly McClure, Res Champion, 260 lbs., $5.00, First National Bank, Hugoton 5. Sydney Beesley, Blue, 485 lbs., $6.00, Mills Farms, Hugoton 6. Grace Dillinger, Blue, 340 lbs., $5.00, Antler's Bar and Grill, Moscow 7. McKenzie Hinds, Blue, 290 lbs., $4.00, MKM Farms, Matt and Kyla Mills, Hugoton 8. Effie Kolb, Blue, 215 lbs., $5.00, Jordan Air, Hugoton 9. Carson Schechter, Blue, 200 lbs., $5.75, MasCow Dairy, Brian and Stephanie Hemann, Hugoton 10. Rebecca Johnson, Blue, 325 lbs., $4.25, A To Z Livestock, Hugoton 11. Claudia Clark, Blue, 325 lbs., $6.25, Clark Cattle, Cimarron 12. Jacob Bell, Blue, 300 lbs., $3.75, Keating Tractor & Equipment, Inc., Liberal 13. Raegan Hinds, Blue, 310 lbs., $3.75, Warren Willis, Channel Seed, Hugoton 14. Carter McClure, Blue, 250 lbs., $6.25, Don Beesley, Hugoton 15. Laramie Brecheisen, Blue, 115 lbs., $11.50, C & K Cattle Co., R Claggett and B Kolb, Hugoton 16. Jayla Stump, Blue, 275 lbs., $6.50, Bar Muleshoe Ranch, Wes and Donna Powell, Sublette 17. Jewels Kraisinger, Blue, 325 lbs., $4.75, Circle H

Farms, Hugoton 18. Allen Shelton, Blue, 235 lbs., $10.00, L & L Farms, Lewis and Lee Wheeler, Hugoton 19. Jayce Heger, Blue, 200 lbs., $5.25, Crazy House, Liberal 20. Ashlyn Schechter, Blue, 255 lbs., $4.50, First National Bank, Hugoton 21. Frances Gaskill, Blue, 315 lbs., $6.50, Citizens State Bank, Hugoton 22. Carson Gilmore, Blue, 250 lbs., $4.75, Gilmore's Roustabout Service, Inc., Liberal 23. Garrette Hinds, Blue, 300 lbs., $4.50, Carter's Thriftway, Ulysses and Hugoton 24. Toby McClure, Blue, 260 lbs., $6.00, Citizens State Bank, Hugoton 25. Audrey Gilmore, Blue, 275 lbs., $5.25, Conestoga Energy, Liberal 26. Cody Mills, Blue, 385 lbs., $7.25, Mills Farms, Hugoton 27. Chloe Martin, Blue, 215 lbs., $7.25, Southwest Express, Inc., Hugoton 28. John Shelton, Blue, 250 lbs., $8.75, L & L Farms, Lewis and Lee Wheeler, Hugoton 29. Brooke Hinds, Blue, 430 lbs., $4.50, Brown-Dupree Oil Co. Inc., Ulysses and Hugoton 30. Montana Holt, Blue, 260 lbs., $4.25, Triple G LLC, Hugoton 31. Emmett Gaskill, Blue, 300 lbs., $7.25, Mycogen Seeds, Hugoton 32. Casle Heger, Blue, 210 lbs., $5.25, H & H Crop Service, Inc., Hugoton 33. Brayden Kolb, Blue, 185 lbs., $5.25, Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc., Ulysses 34. Mikayla Martin, Blue, 225 lbs., $7.00, MasCow Dairy, Brian and Stephanie Hemann, Hugoton


1. Nick Gold, Grand Champion, 133 lbs., $11.00 Carter's Thriftway, Ulysses and Hugoton 2 Landon Brecheisen, Res Grand Champion, 138 lbs., $6.75, Don Beesley, Hugoton 3. Logan Brecheisen, Blue, 128 lbs., $8.50, Seaboard Foods, LLC, Rolla

Gail Crane and Kim Harper of Citizens State Bank hands out plates to be filled at the CSB Fair Barbeque.

Farm Bureau is dishing out ice cold watermelon at the Stevens County Fair. The succu-

lent summer fruit tastes just perfect after a large plate of barbecue.

4. Lacey Brecheisen, Blue, 135 lbs., $6.25, Dr. Effie Gaskill, Hugoton 5. Laramie Brecheisen, Blue, 127 lbs., $5.60, Mycogen Seeds, Hugoton

SMALL ANIMALS Goat 1. Austin Newlon, Grand Champion, 93 lbs., $7.50, Brown-Dupree Oil Co. Inc., Ulysses and Hugoton 2. Sydney Beesley, Blue, 77 lbs., $6.25, Citizens State Bank, Hugoton 3. Montana Beesley, Blue, 63 lbs., $7.25, Mills Farms, Hugoton 4. Elizabeth Johnson, Blue, 72 lbs., $9.75, Channing Hawks, Hugoton 5. Brittney Kolb, Red, 70 lbs., $8.50, Steven Claggett, Channel Seed, Hugoton 6. Emma French, Red, 62 lbs., $10.25, Channing Hawks, Hugoton 7. Kaitlyn Dobie, Red, 70 lbs., $10.00, Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc., Ulysses Rabbit 1. Jamyn Wolters, $325, Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc., Hugoton 2. Kyra Shelton, $950, American Implement, Hugoton 3. Megan Bryan, $400, Kathy Hill Processing, Moscow 4. Nicholas Bryan, $350, Moorman's Feeds, Lee Isaac, Hugoton

5. Victoria Bryan, $400, Jordan Air, Hugoton Poultry 1. Ashlyn Schechter, $400, Hittle Cattle Company, Hugoton 2. Carson Schechter, $295, L & N Aviation Co., Hugoton; Jerry Stuckey, Moscow 3. Izzak Hernandez, $365, Richard and Sally Claggett, Hugoton 4. Kaitlyn Leininger, $375, Mycogen Seeds, Hugoton 5. Lakota Persing, $400, Kolb Farms, Hugoton 6. Nathan Leininger, $400, Kathy Hill Processing, Moscow 7. Rebecca Johnson, $425, MasCow Dairy, Brian and Stephanie Hemann, Hugoton 8. Tony Kinser, $450, L & L Farms, Lewis and Lee Wheeler, Hugoton 9. Vallery Persing, $450, American Implement, Hugoton 10. Zackary Leininger, $375 , Mycogen Seeds, Hugoton 11. Zachary Willis, $725, Hugoton Hermes, Hugoton

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

1) Classified ad rate is $.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: Southwest Family Steakhouse now has an open position. Candidate will function as a weekday lunch hostess and part time evening waitress. Apply in person at 508 S. Main or call 620-544-7066 for an application. (2c31) ---------------

TRUCK DRIVER WITH CURRENT CDL Benefits Included ~ Home Every Night

Please inquire at 428-5180 or 544-8889

Premier Alfalfa, Inc.

(tfc8) (3c32)

TAKING APPLICATIONS for Day & Evening Shifts


Solution to August 1, 2013 puzzle

STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that Janice Carroll Parenteau and Anna Lou Sousa, Co-Executors of the will and estate of Carroll J. Lakin, deceased, have filed a petition in the above Court, together with an authenticated (exemplified) copy of the Last Will and Testament of Carroll J. Lakin, deceased, dated February 27, 2008, and the proceedings admitting the same to probate in the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for Douglas County, Case No. 12CV1574PB. The Petition alleges, among other things, that the decedent was the owner at the time of her death of certain real estate situated in Stevens and Morton Counties, Kansas, as more fully described in the Petition filed in this proceeding. Petitioners pray the Court for an order admitting the authenticated (exemplified) copy of the decedent’s will and the proceedings had in the Cir-

cuit Court of the State of Oregon for Douglas County, Case No. 12CV1574PB, to probate and record in the District Court of Stevens County, Kansas, and for an order determining and adjudging that administration of the estate within the State of Kansas is unnecessary and should not be required; that the real estate referred to in the Petition to Admit Foreign Will to Probate and Record, and all other real estate or interests therein, including mineral interests, and all personal property, or interests therein, owned by the decedent, Carroll J. Lakin, within the State of Kansas at the time of her death, be assigned to the persons entitled thereto, pursuant to the terms of the decedent’s will, and for further relief. You are required to file your written defenses to the Petition on or before September 3, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. of said day, in said Court, in the district courtroom at the county courthouse, in Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition.

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 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

LICENSED ADMINISTRATOR NEEDED FOR PIONEER MANOR NURSING HOME Stevens County Healthcare is searching for a Licensed Administrator for our Long Term Care Unit (Pioneer Manor Nursing Home). Join our team oriented environment in a small hometown community located in southwest Kansas. Interested candidates must have five to ten years of long term care administration experience. Our new facility was built based on the Household model with four households, one being a Special Care Unit. The facility can hold up to 83 residents and our staff has been trained to utilize culture change. We are proud to offer competitive wages and an excellent benefits package including BC/BS Health Insurance, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and Retirement.

Interested candidates please respond to: Human Resources Department Stevens County Healthcare PO Box 10 Hugoton, Ks. 67951 Fax: 620-544-4401

Janice Carroll Parenteau and Anna Lou Sousa Co-Petitioners, Co-Executors KRAMER, NORDLING & NORDLING, LLC 209 East Sixth Street Hugoton, Kansas 67951 Telephone: (620) 544-4333 Attorneys for Co-Petitioners p

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, July 25, 2013) 3t

Please apply in person at 1025 S. Trindle, Hugoton

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

Remember: Hermes Classified Deadline: Mondays 5:00 p.m. Email

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Her1t mes, Thursday, August 8, 2013)

to fund city services from January 1, 2014 until December 31, 2014.


Section 2. After careful public deliberations, the governing body has determined that in order to maintain the public services which are essential for the citizens of this city it will be necessary to budget property tax revenues in an amount which exceeds the levy in the 2013 budget.

AN ORDINANCE ATTESTING TO AN INCREASE IN TAX REVENUE FOR BUDGET YEAR 2014 FOR THE CITY OF HUGOTON, KANSAS WHEREAS, the city of Hugoton must continue to provide services to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of this community, and WHEREAS, the cost of providing essential services to the citizens of this city continues to increase.

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect after publication once in the official city newspaper. Passed and approved by the Governing Body on this 5th day of August, 2013.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE Governing Body of the City of Hugoton: Section 1. In accordance with state law, the City of Hugoton has conducted a public hearing and has published the proposed budget necessary

/s/Jack E. Rowden Jack E. Rowden, Mayor (SEAL) /s/ Thomas G. Hicks Thomas G. Hicks, City Clerk



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Seasonal Harvest Operators

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

Experience preferred but not required. Pay DOE Call (620)544-8522


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


IMC Global Inc. is offering a position of Payment Clerk and Office Assistance where you can earn extra income at your flexible schedule plus benefits that takes only little of your time. Requirements • Must have access to the internet • Must be efficient and dedicated Send your resumes to: This great opportunity is limited. (1c32)

NEW LISTING 17957 Road B, - Liberal - Owner Financing is Available - Abandoned communication tower on 4.6 acres located 5 miles north of highway 51 on Marteney Road. Remove the tower and have a nice Residential home site right on a blacktop road.

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!!


(620) 624-1212 Now see these and other SW. Kansas properties at




201 6th Ave, Rolla Dallas Bressler (owner)

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


Full Time - 12 months Must have strong work ethic, and be available to work nights. Position available immediately. Starting salary determined upon experience.

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



Apply by Friday, August 16 at 4:00 p.m. Applications can be picked up at USD 217 District Office, 204 Van Buren in Rolla

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!!

TRANSPORT & BOBTAIL DRIVERS WANTED 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



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!!

Feature Of The Week

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

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

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





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

Call 866-840-2066 (tfc4)

HELP WANTED: Part Time Harvest Scale Help


United Prairie Ag, LLC, is taking applications for PartTime Harvest scale help. Must be willing to work weekends as needed. Interested persons should apply in person at the United Prairie Ag locations listed below: Mike Britton Highway 56 Satanta, Ks. 67870

An Encouragement Group

AL-Anon Family Group

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

Ask for Carl

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


Ph: 620-593-4344 Fax: 620-593-4250


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.

Shirley Roberts Human Resources 1125 W. Oklahoma Ulysses, Ks. 67880

United Prairie Ag is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace

CURRENT OPENINGS AT STEVENS COUNTY HOSPITAL, MEDICAL CLINIC AND PIONEER MANOR NURSING HOME Stevens County Hospital’s Long Term Care Unit is currently searching for a Full-time CNA to work the night shift at Pioneer Manor from 6 pm - 6 am. All interested candidates must have or be eligible for a Kansas CNA License. We offer a great benefit package and an incentive for CNA experience. Stevens County Hospital’s Long Term Care Unit is currently searching for a CNA to work the evening shift at Pioneer Manor from 6 - 9 pm. All interested candidates must have or be eligible for a Kansas CNA License. We offer a great benefit package and an incentive for CNA experience. 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.

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

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

Karen Yoder

Chance Yoder- Cellphone 544-1907 “Call Us For All Your Real Estate Needs”

Chance Yoder

Pioneer Manor Family Support Group


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

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



--------------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


FOR SALE FOR SALE: Pinto beans for sale, 209 S. Main, 25 pounds and 50 pounds. (2p32) --------------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) --------------LAND FOR SALE: 80 acres of dryland south of Woods. Call 785-761-3981. (3c31)

Hermes Deadline Mondays 5 pm

Oak, Piñon, Mesquite, Pecan & More


Delivery & stacking available Call DJ @ 620-430-1273 Days 620-428-6127 Evenings (tfc)

FOR RENT FOR RENT: 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments. Furnished or unfurnished. Bills included, washer and dryer, and cable. Call 544-2232. (tfc)


1 Senior Apartment

• 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

Sunflower Plaza

call Plaza Office Call Selia Crawford at 544-2182 544-4011 (tfc6) If no answer, leave message

GARAGE SALE GARAGE SALE: Friday, August 9, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Alley Entrance of 430 West City Limits, Trinkets to Treasures, Bolts to Britches, Iron Pipe Clothes Line Poles, Apartment Size Kitchen Stove, 12 Piece Set Antique Cars Drinking Glasses, Cross Ties, Stereo Turntable, Propane Tanks ---------------

SERVICES OFFERED 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) ---------------

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

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


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


Alan D. Higgins, Owner


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


Handy Haulers

Lawn Mowing/Odd Jobs

Kelly Mace

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

LAWN PRO Will Schnittker



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

544-5915 or 544-7776

UPCOMING AUCTION LARGE ANTIQUE AUCTION: Saturday, August 24, 9:00 a.m., City Hall, Elkhart, Ks. Lots of Antiques and Collectables, Indian Artifacts, Gold & Silver Coins, Antique Furniture, Primitives. Auctioneer: Jim Cunningham, 620-360-0249. See (2eot32) web: for list. ---------------

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

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

600 E. 11th

IN STOCK *Carpet *Tile *Laminate *Vinyl


Call 620-544-4321 today see YOUR business here!

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Left to right are the four Backyard Barbeque judges, Carrie Baeza, Joe Denoyer, Mark Crawford, Ron McFarland, Fair Board President Tony Martin and Tony’s daughter Melissa Sullivan handing out the awards. American Implement won first, Holy Smoke won second and Shade Tree Smoker won third.

Young fairgoers show off their moves as they dance to the music of the band during this beautiful fair evening.

Wednesday night is religious night. The band playing is 3D Gospel featuring Delisa Dawn.

Stevens County Library Director Eunice Schroeder sits in wait for your questions in her booth during the fair.

Adam Newton lets his reticulated python play in the grass, hoping to placate the grumpy snake.

The kids gather around Jessi Peek as she shows her Redtailed Boa snake during the handheld pets contest. The boa is six years old.

Davonna Daharsh mans the Project Hope booth at the Stevens County Fair last week. Auctioneer Gatlin asks - “are any of the tables empty yet?” No, the 4-H kids, along with the baked goods, just kept coming and coming dur-

ing the food auction last week at the fair. It was a very good turnout with food and bidders alike. Nancy Sides wins Grand Champion for her imaginative dinosaur costume.

Stevens County Fair “Young man I will give you $10 for those boots” says Mike Gatlin. “Ok!” says the young man. UhOh! Auctioneer Gatlin had to dig into his

pocket but did not make the young man go barefoot. Needless to say, it was a fun filled evening at the food auction at the fair last week.

Hungry fairgoers enjoy the, as usual, delicious meals the 4H’ers serve in the 4-H building.


Cathy Clark waits to answer your questions and give advice in the D.A.W.G.S. booth set up for the fair last week.

Several fairgoers stop by the informative Soil Conservation booth being watched over by Sherri Martin.

Darlene Harper is caught red handed stopping to admire all the beautiful jewelry on display at this tantalizing fair booth.

This young 4-H lady is carrying just one of the many food items she carried out for the night, and Auctioneer Mike Gatlin finds out here that she amazingly made every one of them herself. Jackie Moss stops by this booth to view all the wonderful, colorful and different bags in the fair office at the fair.

The Outlaw Junkies put on a great show Thursday evening during the Stevens County Fair.

The Stevens County Health Department presents a very nice booth at the fair manned by Trista Panjwani.

Lowell Stanley stops by the Old Timers Booth manned by Barbara Shelton at the Stevens County Fair last week.

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