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Visit the Car & Bike Show & Rod Run this weekend

Volume 126, Number 34

Thursday, August 22, 2013

14 Pages, 70 Cents Plus Tax Per Copy

Commissioners discuss sprinkler issue The Stevens County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, August 19, 2013 with all members, David Bozone, James Bell and Pat Hall present. Also present were County Counselor Robert Johnson, County Clerk Pam Bensel, Stacey Dillinger, Vicky Newlon, Darin and Michelle Heger, Chris and Alesia Hinds, Gary Baker and Marie Austin from The Hugoton Hermes. The following is just an agenda for the day with a few of the unofficial highlights. Commissioners were finishing up with an executive session with Bob Johnson present. Stacey Dillinger, along with a group representing Stevens County 4-H and the Stevens County Fair, was first up. The commissioners moved to enter into an executive session with the group. No motions were made. Tony Martin, Stevens

County Road and Bridge Superviser, was next up. Gary Baker spoke to the commissioners and Tony regarding recent complaints about irrigation sprinklers getting water on some dirt roads around the county. He asked the commissioners what their plan was for the situation. Gary stated the Groundwater District would probably decide the sprinklers are wasting water. He also said many farmers have taken the end guns off their sprinklers to avoid this waste. After some discussion, the commissioners, along with Tony and Bob Johnson, elected to write a letter to the offending farmers. They will also send a copy of the letter to the Groundwater District, so the proper authorities are aware of the situation. Pat informed Tony he had been approached by a citizen and asked if a “dead end” sign could be placed at the intersection of Roads S

and 16. The resident stated cattle trucks turn down the road and can’t get turned around due to the dead end. Tony said the sign had most likely been knocked down and would be replaced soon. Dave asked Tony for a street sign at the intersection of P1 near the Morton County line. Tony also reported one of his crew had sustained minor injuries while working Monday morning. Tony informed the commissioners of a situation with a bill from Murphy Tractor. After speaking with the service manager, Tony was sure it would be resolved quickly and to their satisfaction. He also said the oil heater at the asphalt plant is up and running again after being hit by lightning last week. The commissioners then asked Tony a few questions regarding Pioneer Manor and the possibilities of asphalting this year. Tony assured the commissioners Continued to page 3

Benny Nix bought this baby, a 1929 Model A Roadster this past June. This Roadster was built the same year as Benny was born. He found this antique in the Auto Trader

magazine. The Roadster was located in Alva, Ok. Benny plans to enter this in the Gas Capital Car Club’s car show at the Hugoton City Park this Saturday.

Take in truly “Hugoton” events Saturday This weekend is shaping up to be a busy one! Saturday, August 24 will host two gotta-be-there Hugoton events: the Gas Capital Car Club’s Car Show and Rod Run and the Bob Wilson and Kevin Seaman Memorial Golf Tournament. The Car Show will begin with registration at 8:00 a.m. Clayton Gerrond or Jim Miller are the guys to contact if you’d like to be

involved or learn more. Clayton can be reached at 620-544-6911 and you can reach Jim at 620-4282618. The Car Show always hosts hundreds of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, in addition to some jaw-dropping modern marvels. Drop by the Hugoton City Park Saturday morning to check out all the action! The Bob Wilson and Kevin Seaman Memorial

Golf Tournament is a three person scramble event Saturday. It is always wellattended and benefits many local residents. Contact Brent Betsworth at 620-544-3694 for more information. Hugoton will also host the season’s first Farmers’ Market in the parking lot beside China from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 24.

EcoDevo Board approves ROZ Red Cross blood donations are being accepted next Thursday The Stevens County Economic Development Board met Tuesday, August 13,

2013 at noon in the Senior Center craft room. Present at the meeting were Stevens

Gavin has completed the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge at the Stevens County Library. He made it just in time...he began Kindergarten this past Monday! Great job, Gavin! We are very proud of you! We hope you enjoy using your very own Clifford dictionary!

County Economic Development Director Neal Gillespie, secretary Ruth Van Horn, board members Dan Corpening, Steve Rome, Josh Morris, Jack Rowden, Mark Crawford and Bryne Sullins. Guest at the meeting was Hugoton Hermes reporter Ruthie Winget. Board members absent were Jody Wacker, Jan Leonard and Doug Martin. The board learned the checking account balance is $1,731.89, the Housing Incentive balance is $16,199.17 and the Special Projects balance is $46,717.17. The board voted to transfer $2,000 from the Special Projects fund to the checking account in order to pay the bills. Duane West applied for the Housing Incentive for building a house. The board voted to approve the incentive subject to receiving proper verification. Neal stated he is working on the Moderate Income Housing Grant with a developer. The deadline for this grant is September 6. Continued to page 3

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. 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 1800-RED CROSS to learn

Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ruth Van Horn and boardmembers Cathy Wolters, Courtney Leslie and

ford, Traci Shields, Davonna Daharsh and Kay McDaniels. Board members signed the Waiver of Notice of Special Meeting and the Agenda was approved. Superintendent Mark Crawford told the board of preparations for the first day of school Thursday. The board approved the 2013-2014 budget. Because of the district valuation drop of 16.6%, the local mills to finance this budget will rise 2.87 compared to last year. The overall budget will actually be lower than last year's total. The additional mills will produce less budget money due to

the drop in valuation. A good chunk of the lowered valuation is due to the very low well head price of natural gas prior to January 2013.

The board of the Hugoton Chamber of Commerce met Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the craft room at the Stevens County Senior

Also approved was the 2013-2014 Negotiated Agreement. The board voted to accept the resignation of Lupe Continued to page 3

Commissioners urge farmers to watch their water In discussing numerous instances of irrigation sprinklers spraying water onto dirt roads, the Stevens County commissioners encourage all local farmers to take a moment to consider where their sprinklers’ water is ending up. The spray from errant sprinklers on dirt roads can potentially cause accidents

cation are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some 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.

Kimberly Kraisinger help with the Teachers Appreciation Breakfast.

Chamber board prepare Welcome Packets

USD 210 discusses the proposed 2013-2014 budget The Hugoton USD 210 Board of Education met in their annual budget hearing session Wednesday, August 14, 2013 in the High school conference room at the Hugoton High School. After some discussion concerning the proposed 2013-2014 USD 210 School District Budget the meeting adjourned. After the budget hearing session the board met in a specially scheduled meeting. Present were board members Martin Daharsh, Todd Gayer, Barry Hittle, Stephanie Heger, Matt Mills and Don Beesley. Paula Rowden was absent. Also present were Mark Craw-

more and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. 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 identifi-

when a wet spot pulls a car into the ditch or a sudden spray startles a driver. The situation should be remedied as soon as possible. The commissioners agreed to send letters to farmers and the Groundwater District shortly. Please be mindful of where your water is going!

Center. Present at the meeting were Executive Director Ruth Van Horn and board members Cathy Wolters, Courtney Leslie, Kimberly Kraisinger, David Snyder and Dean Van Horn. Also attending the meeting was Hugoton Hermes reporter Ruthie Winget. Kimberly Kraisinger presided. Last month’s minutes were read and approved. The bills were paid. Kimberly reported to the board Janie Gaskill has resigned as bookkeeper. Ruth will take over these duties. Ruth reported a need to raise the price of the Chamber Luncheons to $9.00 each. The board put forth the motion to approve this increase. She also reported the Lions Club would like to lease or purchase the popcorn machine. After some discussion, the board

stated the popcorn machine should be available to any Chamber members. If the Lions Club would care to become a Chamber member, they would then be able to use the machine. Ruth requested any information needing to be in the Friday newsletters or displayed on the sign be sent to her over the Chamber office. The Director informed the board the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Kansas Fall Conference will be October 2-4, 2013 in Manhattan. The board voted for Ruth to attend the conference. Mrs. Van Horn stated she plans to put Hugoton’s activities in Legends Magazine and the Kansas Country Living Magazine Calendar of Events. She rented the Pirate PuttPutt to Ty and Holly Continued to page 3

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Farmers Market returns

Scam Alert by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt “FREE” MEDICAL ALERT DEVICES ARE NOT REALLY FREE Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt August 16, 2013 warned Kansans about a new scam targeting senior citizens offering “free emergency medical alert” devices. In the past week, dozens of Kansans have reported to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division that they have received recorded calls from “John” who claims to be with “Medical Alert” telling them they can receive a free medical alert device, and they just need to press 1 to confirm their shipping information. Consumers who press 1 are connected with a live telemarketer who offers them the “free” device, but then asks for a credit card number to cover shipping or monitoring fees. “These calls are nothing more than a ruse to get your personal financial information,” Schmidt said. “You should never have to pay money to get a ‘free’ product. We advise Kansans not to answer these calls, or if they do, be suspicious and do not give out any personal information.” Schmidt said his office is investigating these calls. Consumers who have received such calls are encouraged to file a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office online at or call 1-800-432-2310 to request a complaint form.

Dear Editor, We really need This is a re- Phyllis Diederich more sellers. So minder to if you have everyone that the Farmers more veggies, fruit or homeMarket will be in the park- made items than you can ing lot by China again this use, bring them down and year. We will be open 8:00 make some extra cash. a.m. to 11:00 a.m. every Craft items are welcome Saturday beginning this too. week, weather permitting. Phyllis Diederich

Stevens County Fire Department and Ambulance Report Stevens County Emergency Services Run Activity August 12 through August 18: Fire Department Hugoton Station August 13, 10:34 a.m., called to Road M and Road 12 for a motor vehicle accident.

Appel Collection” will also be exhibited. 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. Contact the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce at 620-544-4305 for complete details. - Hugoton Kiwanis will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Ranchito TexMex Cafe. August 24 - Gas Capital Car Club will host their annual Car Show and Rod Run at Hugoton City Park. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. Contact Clayton Gerrond at 620-544-6911 or Jim Miller at 620-428-2618 for more information. - Hugoton Sports Boosters will host the Bob Wilson and Kevin Seaman Memorial Tournament at Forewinds Municipal Golf Course. It will be a three person scramble event. Call Brent at 620-5443694 or the golf course at 620-544-8269. Entries may also be mailed to Golf Course % Brent Betsworth, PO Box 149, Hugoton, Ks. 67951 or Kevin Watkins, 1047 S. Monroe, Hugoton, Ks. 67951. - Farmers Market, Every Saturday 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. weather permitting at the parking lot by China. Everyone welcome to buy or sell homegrown and homemade items. August 26 - Hugoton High School pictures at 7:30 a.m. - USD #210 Board of Education will meet at the HMS Library at 6:30 p.m. August 27 - Hugoton Middle School pictures at 7:30 a.m. - Hugoton Learning Academy will host their Open House at 5:30 p.m.

August 29 - Red Cross will host a blood drive at Bethel Friends Church, 400 E. Eleventh in Hugoton from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. September 2 - Labor Day - No school for USD #210 students. September 3 - Stevens County Commissioners will meet in the Commissioners’ Room at the Stevens County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. September 6 - Deadline to apply for service academy nominations with Senator Jerry Moran. For more information, visit Senator Moran’s Web site at or by calling 913-393-0711. September 7 - Garden City Community College will offer the National Rifle Association’s “Women on Target” basic firearms class from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pre-registration is available by contacting or 620-276-9629. September 8 - Grandparents’ Day September 9 - Hugoton City Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. at the City Office. September 10 - Stevens County Economic Development Board will meet at 12:00 noon in the Activity Room of the Senior Center. - Deadline to turn in photos for the Ranchland Trust of Kansas photography contest. Photos must express the mission of RTK: “to preserve Kansas’ ranching heritage and open spaces for future generations through the conservation of working landscapes.” For more information, visit http://www.ranchland

HUGOTON POLICE REPORT Business Hours, Call 544-4959 After Hours, Call 544-2020 Monday, August 12, 2013 • Vehicle Unlock; 600 Block of South Madison; Citizen Assist; Officer Lamatsch • Complaint; 405 E Fourth; Officer Hagman • Vehicle Unlock; 300 Block of South Madison; Citizen Assist; Officer Hagman Tuesday, August 13, 2013 • Agency Assist; Public Service; Officer Lamatsch • Medical Assist; 1000 Block of South Jackson; Public Service; Officer Lamatsch • 4-Wheeler On Street; 1000 Block of South Jackson; Unable to Locate; Officer Lamatsch • Non-Injury Accident; Sixth and Main; Took Report; Officer Lamatsch • Loud Noise; 900 Block of South Coulter; Unable to Locate; Officer Hagman • Suspicious Activity; 100 Block of South Jefferson; Unable to Locate; Officer Hagman Wednesday, August 14, 2013 • Possible Domestic; 400 Block of East Third; Sergeant Johnson/Officer Crane • Medical Assist; 900 Block of South Coulter; Public Service; Officer Crane/Officer Goetzinger • Vehicle Unlock; 1400 South Jefferson; Citizen Assist; Officer Goet-

zinger • Suspicious Noise; 700 Block of East Fifth; Unable to Locate; Officer Goetzinger • Possible Prowler; 1100 Block of South Madison; Unable to Locate; Officer Goetzinger Thursday, August 15, 2013 • Medical Assist; 200 Block of North Main; Public Service; Sergeant Johnson • Parking Complaint; 500 Block of West Ninth; Posted Warning; Sergeant Johnson • Parking Complaint; 500 Block of South Madison; Owner was Advised to Move Vehicle; Sergeant Johnson • Student Hit By Car; 100 Block of West Eleventh; Spoke to the Student; Sergeant Johnson • Dog Adopted; 1600 Block of South Washington; Public Service; Sergeant Johnson • Vehicle Unlock; 600 Block of South Harrison; Citizen Assist; Sergeant Johnson • Medical Assist; 200 Block of North Main; Public Service; Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock; 500 Block of Copperstone; Citizen Assist; Officer Goetzinger Friday, August 16, 2013 • Damage to Property; 400 Block of South Harrison; Took Report; Officer Lamatsch • Medical Assist; Officer Lamatsch

• Non-Injury Accident; Fifth and Main; Took Report; Officer Lamatsch/Officer Crane • Medical Assist; Golf Course; Public Service; Officer Crane/Officer Hagman • Possible Domestic; 1500 Block of Eisenhower; Spoke to RP; Officer Crane; Officer Hagman • Civil Standby; 400 Block of South Monroe; Public Service; Officer Crane/Officer Hagman • Vehicle Unlock; 600 Block of South Main; Public Service; Officer Hagman • Curfew Violation; Verbal Warning; Officer Hagman Saturday, August 17, 2013 • Gas Meter Hit; Alley of 200 Block of South Jefferson; Notified Black Hills; Sergeant Johnson • Civil; 1000 Block of South Main; Spoke to Subjects; Sergeant Johnson • 4-Wheeler Complain; 600 Block of East Fourth; Officer Hagman Sunday, August 18, 2013 • Dog at Large; 100 Block of East Fifth; Dog Impounded; Sergeant Johnson • Vehicle Unlock; 200 Block of East Sixth; Citizen Assist; Sergeant Johnson • Report of Gun Shots; 1000 Block of South Jefferson; Unable to Locate; Officer Hagman

John Chesleigh Harvey John Chesleigh Harvey of Gainesville, Fl. and formerly of Borger, Tx., passed from time to Eternity early Tuesday morning, August 13, 2013, at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville, Fl. John had been a resident of The Village since July of 2011. He was 90.

Fire Department Moscow Station No activity. Ambulance Activity Four medical runs, one transfer and one motor vehicle accident.

WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ Pioneer Manor residents play Bingo at 2:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Community members are invited to volunteer or play a game with the residents! AL-ANON Family Group meets at 1405 Cemetery Road Mondays and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. Call 620544-2610 or 620-544-2854 for more information. CELEBRATE LIFE every Monday night 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Assembly of God, 138 S. Main in Hugoton. Park in the back lot. HUGOTON LIONS CLUB meets every Second and Fourth Thursday of the month at Memorial Hall at 7:00 p.m. HUGOTON MASONIC LODGE #406 AF&AM meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday nights - Inside Out Kids at the Hugoton Assembly of God, 138 S. Main, beginning with dinner at 6:45 p.m. Program will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Rides are available by calling Pastor Ben Coats at 620428-1487 before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Friday nights - Looking for something to do Friday nights? You are invited to come to Faith Community Church at Sixth and Main for food, music and fellowship every Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. For more information, call Eunice Lunceford at 620-6497644 or 620-428-5296. 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


tocontest.aspx or call Mike Beam at 785-273-5115 or email September 11 - Patriot Day - Hugoton Airport Board will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Airport Lounge. September 12 - Hugoton Kiwanis will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Ranchito TexMex Cafe. September 14 - Hugoton High School volleyball will host their home tournament beginning at 9:00 a.m. September 16 - No school for USD #217 students. - Stevens County Commissioners will meet in the Commissioners’ Room at the Stevens County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. - USD #210 Board of Education will meet at the HMS Library at 6:30 p.m. September 17 - Hugoton District Booster Club meeting at 7:00 p.m. September 18 - Early release for Hugoton Early Childhood Development Center, Elementary and Middle Schools and Learning Academy at 1:30 p.m. September 19 - Camera Club will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Hugoton Recreation Commission, 211 S. Madison. September 21 - Hugoton High and Middle Schools’ cross country teams will host their home race at Forewinds Golf Course starting at 9:00 a.m. - 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 620-276-9629. September 22 - Autumn begins! September 26 - Hugoton Kiwanis will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Ranchito TexMex Cafe. October 1 - Deadline to hand in applications for military service academy nominations to Congressman Tim Huelskamp’s office. Please contact the Congressman’s office at 620-665-6138 or visit http://huelskamp.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

John was born in Garden City November 16, 1922, to John Lyman and Ethel Ellis Harvey. His mother died two years later after the birth of John’s sister, Ardis Ruth. Two years later, John’s father married Edna Vermilya, and they had a son, Edwin. John’s family moved from the farm near Sublette to Liberal where John graduated from Liberal High School in 1939. He attended Friends University in Wichita before enlisting in the Army Air Corps where he eventually became an Aviation Cadet and was awarded his pilot wings. He trained to fly the B-29 Superfortress and on the eve of his deployment to the Pacific Theater, WWII ended. During his time in the service he was based near Sikeston, Mo. and had the good fortune to meet Lois Marie Hahs. John and Lois were married April 15, 1945, and celebrated almost 58 years of marriage before the Lord called Lois home in 2003. After the war, John got a job with Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co. and moved to Hugoton where he and Lois raised their four sons. He worked his way up through the ranks from a well clerk to a plant superintendent. In addition to Hugoton, he worked in natural gas plants

near Dumas, Tx., Beaver, Ok. and Borger, Tx., where he retired from Panhandle Eastern in 1985. He moved to Gainesville, Fl. in 2011. After retirement, John and Lois enjoyed many travels both in the United States and abroad. Many fond memories came from these trips. John and Lois were avid square and round dancers. They loved to spend the winters dancing in south Texas and their summers on the Taylor River near Gunnison, Co., enjoying their other passion, fishing. The Harveys were members of the United Methodist Church in Borger where John enjoyed singing in the choir. John also enjoyed photography, from taking and developing his own photos in the early years, to taking and sharing digital images with family and friends in his retirement. Throughout his life, maintaining connections with his family and friends was very important to John. John was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lois, his parents and one grandchild, Timothy. He is survived by his four sons, John W. and Liz of Gainesville; James and Mary Jo of Sumter, S.C.; Richard and Carolyn of New Raymer, Co.; and Roger and Karen of Ft. Collins, Co.; one sister, Ardis Ripple, of Paola; one brother, Edwin Harvey, of Cochran, Ga.; grandchildren Ashley, Jason, Thad, Jessica, Brian and Brady; and six great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be at 3:00 p.m. August 30, 2013, in the Chapel at The Village, 8100 NW 27th Blvd in Gainesville. A second Memorial Service will be at 9:00 a.m. September 21, 2013, at Harmel’s Resort on the Taylor River near Almont, Co. John’s ashes will join his wife’s, Lois, along the Taylor River. This was a favorite vacation and fishing area for the Harvey family. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association.

Geneva Doris Robinson Geneva Doris Robinson of Dodge City passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Dodge City Good Samaritan Center in Dodge City. She was 77.

The daughter of Ace Jennings Arnold and the former Opal James, she was born August 20, 1935 at 8:40 a.m. in Hugoton. Evangelist Robinson attended school in Dodge City. She received her LPN license from Dodge City Community College. She worked as an LPN in Dodge City, Topeka, and Albuquerque, N.M. Evangelist Robinson was a charter member of the Apostolic Faith Pentecostal Church in Dodge City. She was baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit in Pratt in 1953. She established the usher boards at the Apostolic Faith Pentecostal Church in Dodge City and at the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ in Topeka and assisted in various other duties in both churches. She was an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. She also took sev-

eral courses from Aenon Bible College. Additionally, she was a member of the Northwestern District Council. Evangelist Robinson’s talents included the following: singing, praise and worship, playing the piano, drums and writing poetry. She received several awards for her poetry. She also was known as an encourager. Survivors include two sons, Timothy Robinson and wife Rachel of Casper, Wy.; William “Bill” Robinson of San Diego, Ca.; three daughters, Ernestine Robinson pf Dodge City; Evelyn Joan Douglas and husband Christopher of Anchorage, Ak.; Audrey Rowe of Johns Creek, a suburb of Atlanta, Ga.; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Florence Ferguson, and one grandson, Arlden Paige. A memorial has been established for The Family. Memorial may be mailed to Paul’s Funeral Home, PO Box 236, Hugoton, Kansas 67951. Graveside service were Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Hugoton Cemetery in Hugoton. Paul’s Funeral Home of Hugoton was in charge of arrangements.

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Chamber board meeting Continued from page 1 Allen. She commented if anyone would like to rent the Pirate PuttPutt, they should contact the Chamber office. Chamber members would not be charged for the use of the Pirate PuttPutt. Ruth stated upcoming events are the Halloween Spook Parade which will be October 31 and the Grocery Grab which will be in November before Thanksgiving. The board voted to approve Leslie Hoggatt as a new Chamber Board member. Leslie will replace Sherri Leonard. New Chamber members are Dillco and Alert Alarm. Ruth reported she would like to make Welcome Packets for new people in Hugoton. The twelve new teachers will receive the first packets. The board voted to order book totes for her to fill for the Welcome Packets. She plans to ask chamber members for donations for the packets. About 58 teachers attended the Teacher Appreci-

ation Breakfast. The Chamber board handed out apples to the teachers in apprecia-

tion for their hard work. The meeting adjourned. The next board meeting is

scheduled for September 11, 2013.

Jill Skinner, Chris O’Loughlin and Shannon Nordyke enjoy some delicious home cooked Jet Drive-In breakfast Wednesday morning before school.

Amanda Mangels and Dan Reed take advantage of the great breakfast sponsored by the Chamber, Hugoton Rotary and the Hugoton Masons. Chelle Leininger, Misty McSpadden, Kerrine Fann and Nick Rodriguez enjoy the Teachers’ Appreciation Breakfast last Wednesday at the

Jet Drive-In. The breakfast was sponsored by the Chamber, the Hugoton Rotary and the Hugoton Masons.

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Continued from page 1 his crew would check out the area before asphalting and ensure it was completely ready. He also asked about changing the six-inch concrete overlay to a fourinch overlay. The commissioners instructed Tony to speak with the engineer. Tony also spoke about his concern regarding the stop signs on the Moscow/Hooker road. Many people run the stop sign. He and the commissioners proposed several possibilities for ensuring drivers come to a complete stop, including speed limit signs and rumble strips. No action was taken. Tony told the commissioners about a bridge on Washington street; the county pays to have the bridge inspected, but the area is actually the City’s

responsibility after annexation. The commissioners agreed the situation should be addressed. No action was taken at this time. Tony then put on his other hat as Fair Board President and thanked the commissioners for their support of the recent county fair. Neal Gillespie came in with Aaron Cannon and Carol Meyer from the Kansas Department of Commerce to speak about Rural Opportunity Zone opportunities. There are two parts to this: new residents from out of state are eligible for a state income tax waiver, and college graduates can receive up to $3,000 to repay their student loans. Seventy-three counties are involved with this program.

The state of Kansas will match the amount paid by the county up to $1.500 per year, up to $15,000. The state will pay the graduate, the graduate will pay the loan, and the county will reimburse the state for their responsibility of $1500. Students must have a secondary degree from an accredited college or university. Residents opting for the state income tax waiver must move to Stevens County from out of state, and have no income received from a Kansasbased company for the past five years. The commissioners decided to pledge up to $15,000 for the student loans program. They then entered executive session with Neal present. Next on the agenda was

Gove County Commissioner Mahlon Tuttle, representing a coalition of counties concerned about the Lesser Prairie Chicken initiative and its implications for this area. After hearing his proposal, the commissioners elected to join the coalition, along with several other counties. The commissioners moved to sign two resolutions: one invokes “coordination” ensuring the county government a level seat with the federal government in this issue, and one regards conservation. After signing several budgets, the commissioners adjourned.


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EcoDevo board meeting Continued from page 1 Gillespie also informed the board KDOT is considering the Traffic Impact Study concerning the highway east of Hugoton in front of the Industrial Park and also turnoffs from the highway to the new businesses. When KDOT decides what is feasible, Neal will apply for an EcoDevo Grant to help with the expenses. The board learned Stevens County is eligible for two opportunities as a Rural Opportunity Zone. If someone moves into Stevens County from out of state, and has not received their income from a Kansas company for the last five years, they can be eligible for ROZ - a waiver of Kansas

Income Tax for the next five years. ROZ also offers student loan forgiveness for up to five years for out of county students who move to Stevens County. The county commissioners must put up an amount for the student loan forgiveness and the state will match it for up to $15,000 per year. Eligible students can receive a maximum of $3,000 per year on the student loan forgiveness each year for five years. The board passed a motion to recommend the county to participate in the ROZ program, both the Kansas Income Tax and the student loan forgiveness. Neal reported to the board

there are over 1,000 construction workers currently employed at the Abengoa plant. Over thirty permanent workers have already been hired. Kansas Dairy Ingredients are eligible to apply for a tax abatement. Neal is working with them on this. Gillespie reported new Chamber director Ruth Van Horn received a lot of training for the Web site for updates. The meeting adjourned. The next meeting will be September 10, 2013.

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Camacho, District Secretary, effective August 30, 2013. The board approved the new hires of Misty McSpadden, Hugoton High School Science, she replaces Dettra Crawford; Arick Miller, Maintenance Assistant, replaces Bill DeCamp; Rebecca Marquez, Kindergarten Aide, replaces Ashley Knier; Nora Martinez, Library aide, new position, BOE approved spring 2013; and Raquel Don Juan, Pre-school aide, replaces Mary Gonzales. The motion to approve Rogelio Hernandez’s job title change to Director of Facilities, a change in job description and a one year contract was approved. The board approved the motion for Heritage Christian Academy students to ride from USD 210 buses from the Elementary School to their home.  The meeting was addjourned.

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

Don’t forget to PREREGISTER at the hospital at outpatient desk or front desk. CASH DRAWING FOR PRE-REGISTERED ONLY!! You will need a stamped self-addressed envelope for results.

Giveaways and drawing for $200 White’s Foodliner Gift Card!!!

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weight gain may be less than 15 pounds. That being said, the college environment makes gaining extra weight easy to do. Part of it is the change in routine. In high school students had a routine of home cooked breakfast, lunch, occasional snacks, and supper. Many were involved in a vari-

AG proposes “Hard 50” legislation Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt Monday formally recommended legislation to repair the damage done to the Kansas ‘Hard 50’ sentencing law by a recent U.S. Supreme Court case. In a letter to legislators, Schmidt conveyed the draft of a bill that would overhaul the sentencing procedure for new “Hard 50” cases and would modify the existing procedure for pending cases in order to comply with the Supreme Court’s ruling. The Court ruled in June that juries, not judges, must make the findings upon which a “Hard 50” sentence is based. Schmidt said the legislation was drafted by his office in close consultation with

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PAUL'S FUNERAL HOME David & Brandy Robson

314 S. Van Buren 544-4122

Pyramid Agency, Inc. 521 S. Main - Hugoton

Faith Publishing LLC 522 S. Main 620-544-4321

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

FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH 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.

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.


Martes 7:00 PM Jueves 7:00 PM Domingo 3:00 PM 138 S. Main Hugoton Pastores: Martinez 620-544-7096

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




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.

BETHEL FRIENDS CHURCH 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)

CHURCH OF CHRIST 1045 S. Van Buren 544-2825 Parsonage 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.

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

HUGOTON BAPTIST CHURCH 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

LONE STAR FRIENDS CHURCH 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.

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

SOVEREIGN REDEEMER CHURCH Pastor - Eric Mason 620-544-6386

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

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 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.


You are invited to come worship with family and friends at Pioneer Manor August 25 Faith Community Church September 1 Hugoton UMC September 8 Moscow UMC

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.

local prosecutors throughout the state. The Kansas County and District Attorneys Association has formally endorsed the bill draft. “We believe this bill draft would remedy the constitutional problem the Supreme Court identified and would maximize our ability to continue using the ‘Hard 50’ law,” Schmidt said. “I look forward to working with the Legislature as this proposal receives consideration.” For the past 15 years, Kansas has had a “Hard 50” law that requires for certain convicted murderers, whose crimes are particularly aggravated, to wait 50 years before first being eligible for parole rather than the usual 25 years. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alleyne v. United States, issued June 17, called into question the procedure Kansas uses for imposing a Hard 50 sentence. The ruling came too late for the Legislature to amend Kansas law during its regular legislative session, so Governor Sam Brownback has called the Legislature back for a special session beginning September 3 to repair the problem and reinstate the “Hard 50.” Attorney General Schmidt also announced that he has launched a new page on his office website to make available to the public information about the “Hard 50” law and the upcoming special legislative session. The bill draft and letter of transmission are posted there. The page is available at special-session.

ety of sports with regular daily practices. Now their food choices include more fast foods and midnight pizza runs. College students have the opportunity to eat whatever they want without parental guidance, and they can try the "forbidden fruits" of beer and liquor, which also contribute to unwanted pounds. There is the problem of late night snacking while working on projects or studying, that combined with a fair amount of stress, anxiety or homesickness which students experience, may lead to overeating. What can be done to prevent the weight gain that some students experience? It may be tempting to go for the easy fix, like skipping meals or trying the latest fad diet. But these approaches don't work to keep weight off in the long run. It's best to make small adjustments to your habits that you know you can stick with. Prevention of weight gain is key. Start by adopting simple long term practices. • Avoid eating when stressed, while studying, or while watching TV. • Eat at regular times and try not to skip meals. • Keep between-meal and late-night snacking to a minimum. • Choose a variety of nutritious foods. Be sure to include plenty of fruits and vegetables. • Control the size of portions. • Keep healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables on hand in your room. • Replace empty-calorie soft drinks with water or skim milk. Here are some other healthy lifestyle choices to consider. Keep an eye on alcohol consumption. Not only can excessive drinking lead to health problems, but beer

and alcohol are high in calories and can cause weight gain. (Why do you think it's called a beer belly?) That is beside the fact that alcohol is illegal for those under the age of 21. Smoking is another culprit. Although cigarettes may suppress the appetite, smoking can make exercise, and even normal activity such as walking across campus or climbing stairs, more difficult, not to mention causing heart and lung problems and increasing the risk of cancer. Get enough exercise. Researchers found that students who exercised at least three days a week were more likely to report better physical health, as well as greater happiness, than those who did not exercise. They were also more likely to use their time productively. If you don't like organized forms of exercise, you can work at least 30 minutes of exercise into your daily schedule by walking briskly across campus instead of taking the bus, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or cycling to class. And take time, even just a few minutes here and there, to move around and stretch when you've been sitting for a long time, such as during study sessions. This is one of my personal favorites. Get enough sleep. Recent studies have linked getting adequate sleep to maintaining a healthy weight. Sleep is also a great way to manage the stress that can prompt overeating. So make sleep a priority, and try to get a regular seven or eight hours each night. Gaining weight during the first year of college is not inevitable. You may have your ups and downs, but a few simple changes to your daily routine can help you fend off excess weight while keeping you physically and mentally healthy.

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Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Bach

Dominguez - Bach Crystal Dominguez of Hugoton and Benjamin Bach of Liberal were united in marriage June 29, 2013 at Dreams Resort and Spas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The Matron of Honor was Teresa Manriquez, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Janeth Dominguez and Carla Carazo, both sisters of the bride, and Cammie Heaton, friend of the bride. The Best Man was Omar Olivas, friend of the groom. The groomsmen were Joseph and Jefferson Bach, both brothers of the groom, and Carlos Dominguez, brother of the bride. The ring bearer was Ayden Harper, son of the bride. Crystal is the daughter of Carlos and Maria Dominguez of Hugoton. Benjamin is the son of John and Beth Bach of Liberal. The ceremony took place on the beautiful beach of Puerto Vallarta, and the reception and dance was on the terrace of Dreams Resort. The couple, along with the bride’s son, will be residing in Hugoton.

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SOCIAL SECURITY NEWS By Bea Eisenbarth, Social Security Acting Supervisor, Dodge City IN THE AFTERMATH OF DISASTER, SOCIAL SECURITY CAN HELP For some, recent years have been made difficult by natural disasters. Fatal tornadoes in Oklahoma. Massive wildfires and strong earthquakes in Colorado and California. Landslides in Flooding in Washington. Texas, North Carolina and Florida. Hail storms in Tennessee. Hurricane Sandy along the Eastern seaboard. And now, we brace ourselves for yet another hurricane season. In addition to the catastrophes caused by Mother Nature, there are man-made tragedies, such as the theater shooting in Aurora, Co., that killed 12 and injured 58; the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Ct., which left 26 children and staff members dead; and the Boston Marathon explosions, killing three and injuring more than 260. When disasters strike, despite the immediate response by so many well-intentioned people and organizations, it’s often hard to know where to turn. But when it comes to the need for disability and survivors benefits, Social Security is always here to serve those who require our services. Dependent survivors of wage earners, such as

spouses, minor children, and in some cases parents or grandchildren, may be eligible for survivor benefits when the family’s provider dies. The sad fact is that about one in eight of today’s 20 year-old workers will die before reaching age 67. The good news is about 96 percent of people age 20 to 49 who work have survivors insurance protection if they die and leave behind young children and surviving spouses. Social Security is here to help people inflicted with disabling conditions as well. In fact, disabled workers account for about 19 percent of all Social Security benefits paid. One in four of today’s 20 yearold workers will become disabled before reaching age 67. Our emergency services reach more than the limited numbers of people who die or become disabled as a result of a tragedy. For example, if you are still receiving a paper check and the delivery of mail is interrupted due to severe weather, in many cases any Social Security office can issue an immediate replacement payment. To avoid this situation, however, switch to electronic payments as required by law. Even if your mailbox — or home — is destroyed due to an emergency, or you are evacuated or displaced, your payment will always arrive on time every time if you receive

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it electronically. Sometimes, emergencies cause Social Security offices to close. If you want to check whether your local office is open, the best place to go is to Social Security’s Office Closings And Emergency Information page at This site is a great place to visit before you try to go to an office, especially when severe weather is affecting your area. The emergency page also offers valuable FEMA advice that can help you prepare for or cope with emergency situations. While we all hope and pray to avoid disasters, unfortunately, they are bound to occur. The best we can do is to be as prepared as possible to deal with them if they happen. And know that Social Security will be here for you when you need it. Be prepared. Visit

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Child support services on schedule for privatization Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Phyllis Gilmore announced last Thursday, efforts to privatize Kansas Child Support Services (CSS) are on schedule. “We anticipate a seamless transition,” Secretary Gilmore said. “Files are about to transfer, training will soon begin and regional contractor offices have been established.” In June, DCF announced the vendors who will perform fullservice child support activities for all 31 judicial districts in Kansas. The vendors are YoungWilliams, Sunflower Child Support Services (formerly Lee Fisher), 18th Judicial District Court Trustee and Veritas, HHS. In Kansas, DCF’s Child Support Services division historically collects more than $200 million annually in child support payments. Through increased efficiencies, DCF projects collections could increase by approximately $52 million during the first three full years of the contracts. “Child support can make a big difference in the financial well-being of children who are living in poverty,” Secretary Gilmore said. “The more money we can collect, the better.” Contractor offices in the DCF Kansas City and East regions will “go live” on September 16. Those in the Wichita and West regions will “go live” on September 30. Letters will be sent to all custodial parents, notifying them of this change. After the “go-live” dates, custodial and non-custodial parents will be able to visit

the new area offices to discuss their child support cases. Prior to the transition dates, customers should continue to utilize their current DCF office. Anyone wish questions can call Kansas Child Support Serv-

ices Call Center at 888-7572445, (TTY) 888-688-1666. Information is also available at Submitted by the Kansas Department for Children and Families.

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Kami Williams joins the staff of Heritage Christian Academy this year as a music teacher. She is married to Caleb and they have three children, Gavin, Emerson and Maddison. Her hobbies and interests include ceramics, gardening, sports and chasing kids. She says her favorite Bible verses are Colossians 2:1314 and her favorite food is sushi. Of her goals for the coming school year, she says she wants to “help the kids grow in their knowledge and love for music and to use it to glorify God in all we do.”

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Glenna Beckett is like a lot of other people in that she doesn’t think she’s had a very interesting life. The more she talked, though, the more interesting facts she revealed. She grew up on a farm north of Mullinville and descended from at least five generations of farmers. She was the oldest of five children and they all shared the chores on the farm. They milked cows and separated the cream from the milk. They would then sell the cream at the cream station in Mullinville. They gathered eggs and took them to the grocery store to sell. Whatever money they made from selling cream and eggs was how much they spent on their groceries for the coming week. For fuel for their cook stove, they would burn corn cobs they collected from the harvested field. She loved school and rode a large Shetland pony named Midget three miles to country school. Her brother rode a big black retired race horse. She remembers every night she and her brother would race their horses back home from school. She said, “I never had a chance!” Glenna wanted to ride the race horse, but her parents didn’t allow it. She did manage to sneak a few rides though. Glenna never considered herself a smoker, but that’s not to say she didn’t try. One of her childhood friends would steal the cigarette papers from her father and they would try smoking different things like dried coffee grounds. “They’re not bad!” One time they tried dried celery leaves which were kind of tasty. They also tried real tobacco, but Glenna never really liked it. When she started high school in Mullinville, Glenna caught a ride with the neighbors in their

car and rode the nine miles to town. During the week she stayed in an apartment above the grocery store. She shared the apartment with some other high school girls, then went home on the weekends. Glenna and her husband, Roy, were high school sweethearts and married a few months after Glenna graduated. They farmed and ranched in Kansas, Oklahoma and Colorado. They had seven children: Roy Jr., Linda, Jim, Carol, Larry, Phillip and Mike. The children were active in 4-H and Glenna, a former 4-H member herself, was a 4-H leader for 15 years. Glenna is an artist and taught herself to paint. She looked at pictures on calendars and duplicated them on canvas. She used to sew a lot and made dresses and formals for her daughters. Roy has been gone about 27 years now and Glenna had been living in their house in Hugoton until a little over a year ago when she moved into the Pioneer Manor. She remarked living at the Pioneer Manor has been a good experience, that everyone is so good, and they try so hard to please. This article represents just a small portion of Glenna’s interesting life!

Glenna Beckett sits next to a snowy farm scene she painted.

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The 2013 football season is gearing up to start. Athletes began fall sports practice Monday.


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The fall sports practice is in full swing at the Hugoton schools this week.

The 2013 duck and goose seasons are set The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission listened to department staff recommendations and comments from waterfowl hunters before approving the 2013 duck and goose seasons during a public hearing held in Yates Center August 1. Summer breeding bird surveys show most species well above long-term averages, and with good to excellent nesting habitat conditions, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) provided liberal season frameworks. Waterfowl hunters may be surprised to learn that the daily bag limit for teal during the early teal season was increased from four to six, the daily bag limit for Canada geese was increased from three to six and the daily bag limit for light geese was increased from 20 to 50. Possession limits for ducks and geese were increased from twice the daily bag limit to three times the daily bag limit. The Commission approved the following waterfowl hunting seasons: • High Plains Duck Zone: October 5-December 2, 2013 AND December 21, 2013January 26, 2014. Youth: September 28-29, 2013 • Low Plains Early Duck Zone: October 5-December 1, 2013 AND December 21, 2013-January 5, 2014. Youth: September 28-29, 2013

• Low Plains Late Zone: October 26-December 29, 2013 AND January 18-26, 2014. Youth: October 19-20, 2013 • Low Plains Southeast Zone: November 2-3, 2013 AND November 16, 2013January 26, 2014. Youth: October 26-27, 2013 Duck bag limit: Six ducks, including no more than five mallards, of which only two may be hens; two redheads; three wood ducks; three scaup; two pintails; and two canvasbacks. Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. • White-fronted geese: October 26-December 29, 2013 AND February 1- 9, 2014. Daily bag limit: two. Possession limit is six. • Canada geese: October 26November 3, 2013 and November 6, 2013-February 9, 2014. Daily bag limit on Canada geese: six. Possession limit: 18. • Light geese: October 26November 3, 2013 and November 6, 2013-February 9, 2014. Daily bag limit: 50. No limit on possession • Light Goose Conservation Order: February 10-April 30, 2014. No bag or possession limit. To view a map of duck zones and to see all 2013 hunting seasons go to, click on “Hunting” then “When to Hunt.”

Leftover big game hunting license are on sale at Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices Leftover big game hunting licenses went on sale to the public Tuesday, August 6 at at Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices and more than 700 hunting license retailers statewide. Leftover licenses are those limited licenses that did not sell during the annual license draw process. With hunting applications being up by four percent this spring, there are fewer leftover licenses available than last year but hunters will still find plenty of opportunity. In addition to the approximately 33,000 elk licenses, 6,800 deer licenses and 3,800 pronghorn licenses that will be available, more than 1,500 bear licenses and 120 leftover fall turkey licenses will also go on sale to the public the morning of August 6. Leftover license day is one of the biggest hunting license sales days for many hunting licenses sales locations. Hunters can find a list of wildlife offices and license retailers on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. License purchasers who are out of state or unable to get to a license agent can call the toll-free license sales number, 1-800-244-5613. It is important to note that online purchasing of leftover licenses is delayed until the following day to keep distribution fair. Internet sales of leftover licenses is also ongoing. A complete list of leftover

licenses is available online. Hunters should check the current list to make sure that the licenses they are seeking will be available. Once license sales begin, the online list will be updated every 15 minutes. Youth hunters will need to pay extra attention to which leftover license they purchase if they wish to participate in the Youth Late Season Elk Hunts. For more information, visit the Late Youth Hunts webpage ( Hunters planning to purchase a leftover license should come prepared with their driver's license and hunter education card. State law requires that anyone purchasing a hunting or fishing license provide their social security number. Hunters interested in purchasing private-land-only licenses must obtain permission from landowners before they can hunt on private land. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado's wildlife, and a variety of outdoor recreation. F o r more information go to For more news about Division of Wildlife go to: For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: wildlife.state.

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Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission will have a public hearing August 29 The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission will conduct a public hearing through a telephone conference Thursday, August 29, 2013. The call will begin at 10:00 a.m., and members of the public can listen online at, or attend a satellite location listed below, where public comments may be heard. The last-minute hearing is necessary to incorporate changes to possession limits in migratory bird hunting regulations for the 2013 seasons. Other than the late migratory bird seasons, which were set August 1, seasons and regulations for doves, sandhill cranes, snipe, rail and woodcock were approved earlier this year. However, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released frameworks for migratory bird hunting regulations in July, the possession limit for all migratory birds was increased from twice the daily bag limit to three times the daily bag limit. Because potential regulation changes must be given published notice 30 days prior to a public hearing, the impromptu commission meeting was scheduled for August 29. Commissioners will vote on a recommendation to adopt the maximum possession limit of three times the daily bag limit for doves, sandhill cranes, snipe, rail and woodcock as allowed under the USFWS

frameworks. The public is encouraged to listen to or comment during the hearing at any of the following KDWPT locations: Office of the Secretary, 1020 S. Kansas Ave., Suite 200, Topeka; Pratt Operations Office, 512 SE 25th Ave., Pratt; KDWPT Region 1 Office, 1426 Hwy 183 Alt., Hays; KDWPT Region 2 Office, 300 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka; KDWPT Region 3 Office, 1001 W. McArtor, Dodge City; KDWPT Region 4 Office, 6232 E. 29th St. N, Wichita; Neosho County Community College, 800 W. 14th St., Oak Room, No. 209, Chanute; KDWPT Kansas City Office, 8304 Hedge Lane Terrace, Shawnee; KDWPT Research and Survey Office, 1830 Merchant, Emporia. If necessary, the Commission will recess on August 29, 2013, to reconvene August 30, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. If notified in advance, the department will have an interpreter available for the hearing impaired. To request an interpreter call the Kansas Commission of Deaf and Hard of Hearing at 1-800432-0698. Any individual with a disability may request other accommodations by contacting the Commission Secretary at (620) 672-5911. The next commission meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 17, 2013, Kansas Cosmosphere, 1100 N. Plum, Hutchinson.

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, August 8, 2013) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CARROLL J. LAKIN, deceased (Petition Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 59) Case No. 13 PR 25 NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION TO ADMIT FOREIGN WILL TO PROBATE AND RECORD 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. 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

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Additional CRP practices approved to hay/graze in 66 Kansas counties Ag News - State Ag News Adrian J. Polansky, State Executive Director of the Kansas Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced that emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) practices CP-25Rare and Declining Habitat,

CP8A-Grass Waterways, CP23-Wetland Restoration, CP23A-Wetland Restoration Non-Floodplain, CP27Farmable Wetlands Pilot Wetland and CP28-Farmable Wetlands Pilot Buffer acreage has been approved for 66 counties in Kansas.

New ACCC fact sheet outlines rising and changing costs of production agriculture Ag News - State Ag News In the latest installment to the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center (ACCC) fact sheet series, Brian Briggeman and Chuck Mickelsen explore the evolution of the costs of agricultural production, and peer into the future evolution of these costs. "Today, the costs of agricultural production have surged to the historically high levels of the late 1970s," said Briggeman, director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at Kansas State University. Briggeman and Mickelsen, both from the Department of Agricultural Economics at KState, compared these elevated costs to the 1970s, showing that technological costs have surged for today's producers. On an inflation adjusted basis, total costs of producing an acre of corn are just two percent higher today than they were in 1975. Where the differences lie between these two time periods is in the cost of seed, nearly 200 percent higher, and cost of machinery and equipment, nearly 100 percent higher. "While some costs have

risen sharply, land rental costs remain below their 1970s highs," said Briggeman. "Looking ahead, economic conditions suggest costs may continue their rise, especially land rents." These added costs have provided benefits to farmers, such as improved yields and farm efficiency. And at today's commodity prices, these benefits have led to solid profit opportunities for crop farmers. However, history has shown that these profits are often short-lived. So, the question is will these profits hold if these sizable costs continue to grow? For more information about what producers can do in the face of rising costs, interested readers should read the new ACCC fact sheet titled, "Rising and Changing Costs of Production Agriculture," available online at More information is available by contacting Briggeman at or 785532-2573. Used by permission from

Specially managed fields attract doves and hunters On many Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) public wildlife areas, managers have been working all summer to attract doves. Specific crops have been planted and managed, and if Mother Nature cooperates, the dove hunting on these fields can be fantastic. On many areas, these practices have been followed for several years; however, there are some changes for the 2013 season. The biggest change is that on designated dove fields, hunters will be restricted to non-toxic shot. Dove harvest has been high on many fields, and they draw large number of hunters for the first few days of the dove season. This kind of hunting pressure on small fields results in a large amount of lead shot being concentrated in a small area. Lead is toxic, especially to birds, so the non-toxic regulation has been implemented. The fields requiring nontoxic shot will be designated with signs, and non-toxic shot is required for all shotgun hunting on these fields as long as the signs are in place. The following wildlife areas may have designated non-toxic shot fields: NORTHWEST – Jamestown WA, Glen Elder WA, Ottawa WA, Smoky Hill WA, and Wilson WA. NORTHEAST – Kansas River WA, Tuttle Creek WA, Clinton WA, Perry WA, Milford WA, Noe WA, and Hillsdale WA. SOUTHCENTRAL – Cheney WA, El Dorado WA, and Marion WA. SOUTHEAST – Dove Flats WA, Elk City WA, Fall River WA, La Cygne WA, Mined Land WA, Spring River WA, Toronto WA, and Woodson WA.

Hunters can see which wildlife areas have managed dove fields by going to, clicking on “Hunting,” then “Migratory Birds” and “Doves.” Narratives for each area under the “Managed Dove Hunting Areas On KDWPT Public Lands” heading provide field locations, crop types and any special restrictions in place. Dove hunting on these specially managed fields can be so good they will attract many hunters. Common courtesy and strict safety procedures must be followed to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable hunt. Always keep plenty of space between hunting parties, be conscious of where you are shooting and where your shot will drop, and never take shots at low flying birds. The 2013 season for mourning, white-winged, Eurasian collared and ringed turtle doves is open September 1-October 31 and November 2-10. The daily bag limit for mourning and whitewinged doves, single species or in combination is 15. The possession limit is 45. There is no limit on Eurasian collared and ringed turtle doves, but any taken in addition to a daily bag limit of mourning and white-winged doves must have a fully-feathered wing attached while being transported. A Kansas Harvest Information Program permit is required to hunt doves. An extended exotic dove season for Eurasian and ringed turtle doves will open November 20February 28, 2014. There is no daily bag limit, but a fullyfeathered wing must remain attached while the birds are transported.

The counties approved are: Barber, Barton, Butler, Chase, Cheyenne, Clark, Comanche, Cowley, Decatur, Edwards, Elk, Ellis, Ellsworth, Finney, Ford, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Greenwood, Hamilton, Harper, Harvey, Haskell, Hodgeman, Jewell, Kearny, Kingman, Kiowa, Lane, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, McPherson, Meade, Mitchell, Morris, Morton, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Pawnee, Phillips, Pratt, Rawlins, Reno, Republic, Rice, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Scott, Sedgwick, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Sumner, Thomas, Trego, Wallace and Wichita. “This authorization provides additional relief for many Kansas livestock producers who have suffered through severe drought conditions,” said Polansky. “Many of these additional acres have wetland related characteristics and are likely to contain better quality hay and forage than on other CRP acres.” To minimize the impact on these specialty practices, the following provisions must be met: Harvesting of hay is limited to a single cutting per field. No more than 50% of a CRP field may be hayed and the haying must be com-

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I would like to invite everyone to some field days, plot tours and meetings coming up in our area. These events are an excellent time to provide you with options, to help improve your management decisions within your operation. Please contact me at the Extension Office if you would like more specific information about these events. Monday, August 26, 2013 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., will be the Fall Crops Tour at the Oklahoma Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Goodwell, Ok. There will be several topics covered on the research being conducted. CEUs offered. Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. there will be a Corn Variety Plot Tour 2.5 miles west of Hugoton on Hwy 56 and the plots are on the South Side of the Highway. Come and join us for a corn variety plot tour. If you have ever wondered how a particular corn variety will do in Stevens County, now is a good time to find out. With 36 different varieties available this would be an invaluable tool to have in your crop decision making tool box. Tuesday, August 27, 2013 in Dodge City and Wednes-

day August 28, 2013 in Boise City at 3:00-7:00 p.m., will be the 5-State Beef Conference. This conference will cover several Beef Production topics, from specialist from five different Universities: CSU, KSU, NMSU, OSU, and TAMU. Friday, August 29, 2013 9:15-12:00 p.m. Fall Field Day will be at the Southwest Research-Extension Center in Garden City, at 4500 E. Mary St. There will be several Field Tours and Seminars to choose from covering the most current research being conducted in the area. CEUs offered. Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. there will be a Cotton Field Day starting location will be 6.5 miles west of Moscow on Road Y. The first location will be the KState Corn-Cotton Irrigated test plot. This plot provides very important information on ways to irrigate Corn and Cotton at the same time and with lower water rates. At 4:00 we will meet at the cotton variety plots located 3.5 miles north of Moscow on road 20 to road CC, east 0.5 miles, south 0.25 miles to the test plots. There will be several varieties to look at.

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Designated dove fields on public lands require non-toxic shot.

pleted by August 31, 2013. Grazing is permitted through September 30, 2013. Livestock must be removed at the end of the grazing period or when the minimum average height reaches 5 inches. No extension will be granted for haying or grazing authorizations. Prior to implementing any form of haying or grazing, a conservation plan must be developed that is in compliance with NEPA and all other federal state laws and regulations. The sale of hay will be permitted as long as hay was not sold from the same acreage during the previous two years. Producers without livestock may rent or lease the haying or grazing privileges. The annual payment reduction has been changed from 25 percent to 10 percent for all emergency haying and grazing activity in 2013. CRP participants in approved counties shall contact their local FSA county office to request emergency haying and grazing on an individual contract basis prior to haying and grazing. If the CRP cover is destroyed, the practice must be re-established at the contract participant’s own expense to remain in compliance with the CRP contract. Used by permision from

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Notice is hereby given that under and by virtue of an Order of Sale, to me directed and delivered, issued by the District Court Judge of Stevens County, Kansas, wherein the parties named above were respectively Plaintiff and Defendants, I will on the 17th day of September, 2013, at 10:00 o'clock a.m., of said day, at the North front door of the Courthouse in the City of Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, offer at public sale and sell to

the highest bidder for cash in hand, the following described real estate situated in Stevens County, Kansas, towit: Lots One (1), Two (2), Three (3) and Four (4), Block Two (2), to the City of Moscow, Stevens County, Kansas, together with all buildings, improvements and fixtures located thereon; all leases of the same; and all rents, revenues, income issue, royalties, profits and benefits derived therefrom to satisfy the judgment in the above entitled case; said sale to be made without appraisement and without redemption. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND at the Sheriff's office in the City of Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, this 19th day of August, 2013. Ted E. Heaton, Sheriff Stevens County, Kansas Richard R. Yoxall #9953 YOXALL, ANTRIM, McCAFFREY & FOREMAN, LLP 101 West Fourth Street Liberal, Kansas 67901 Phone: (620) 624-8444 Fax: (620) 624-8221 Email: Attorney for Plaintiff

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking applications for grants that will be awarded to organizations to help rural businesses create jobs and spur economic development. USDA is making $5.6 million available through the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI), a program that serves as a catalyst for economic growth in rural areas. "This funding will help local and regional organizations as they assist small and emerging businesses," Vilsack said. "The Obama Administration recognizes small businesses as the engines of job creation and essential to strengthening our national economy." Strengthening the rural economy remains a main focus of USDA, despite budget uncertainties. Qualified intermediary organizations receiving the grants will provide financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity to manage housing, community facilities, or community and economic development projects. Recipients will be nonprofit organizations, low income rural communities, or federally recognized tribes. Intermediary organizations must provide matching funds at least equal to the RCDI grant. Funds are not directly provided to business recipients by USDA under the program. “USDA Rural Development supports regional economic development efforts that assist entrepreneurs in rural Kansas communities,” stated USDA Rural Development State Director Patty Clark. “Through the RCDI program, USDA can provide technical assistance to rural communities that can help create and preserve businesses.” RCDI brings economic opportunity to rural areas. For example, in 2013, the Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship received a $200,000 grant for technical assistance and training to create new leadership capacity, capital creation, and increased connectivity to local, regional, state, and national resources. Assistance included community and entrepreneur coaching, succession planning for businesses, and the education and recruitment of potential angel investors. Secretary Vilsack said that last Friday's announcement is another reminder of the importance of USDA programs for rural America. A comprehensive new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill would further expand the rural economy, Vilsack added, say-

ing that's just one reason why Congress must get a comprehensive Bill done as soon as possible. The deadline for submitting RCDI applications is November 12, 2013. RCDI applications from Kansas must be submitted to the USDA Rural Development State Office, 1303, SW First American Place, Suite 100, Topeka, KS 66604-4040. Additional information on the RCDI program is available by contacting the USDA Rural Development State Office in Kansas at (785) 271-2730, or by viewing the August 14, 2013 Federal Register at President Obama's plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President's leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way - strengthening America's economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA's investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values. President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack are committed to a smarter use of Federal resources to foster sustainable economic prosperity and ensure the government is a strong partner for businesses, entrepreneurs and working families in rural communities. USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has a portfolio of programs designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America. USDA has made a concerted effort to deliver results for the American people, even as the Department implements sequestration - the across-the-board budget reductions mandated under terms of the Budget Control Act. USDA has already undertaken historic efforts since 2009 to save more than $828 million in taxpayer funds through targeted, commonsense budget reductions. These reductions have put USDA in a better position to carry out its mission, while implementing sequester budget reductions in a fair manner that causes as little disruption as possible. Submitted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Hugoton Take a look at what we have been up to and what is going on in our community. Wednesday August 14, the Chamber of Commerce, with the help of the Hugoton Rotary and the Hugoton Masons, served breakfast at the Jet Drive-In to 58 teachers and staff from USD 210 as they were getting ready to start the school year. This week the teachers at Moscow USD 209 and the Heritage Christian Academy will be enjoying cinnamon rolls provided by the Chamber of Commerce as they start their school year. The Hugoton Sports Boosters will sponsor the Bob Wilson and Kevin Seaman Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday, August 24. Tee Time is 10:00 a.m. There are entry fees. No more than 24 teams and flight money will be determined by the number of entries. There will be hole prizes for men and women. Lunch is provided. If someone shoots a hole in one for hole #2, they’ll win $5,000, sponsored by Citizens State Bank. All proceeds help fund many aspects of HHS Athletic Programs. Contact Brent Betsworth at 544-3694 or 5448269 to enter or for more details. The Gas Capital Car Club will present their Twenty-second Annual Car and Bike Show and Rod Run at the Hugoton City Park Saturday, August 24,


from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Ronald McDonald House, Stevens County Ministerial Alliance and Relay for Life. There will be a Farmers’ Market, weather permitting, Saturdays from now through October. Local vendors will be set up from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the parking lot south of the China restaurant. Everyone is welcome to come buy or sell homegrown and homemade items. The Chamber is looking forward to this fall and hosting the Spook Parade October 31 and

Karen Rich, representing the Stevens County Housing Authority, presents Selia Crawford an honorary plaque. Selia Crawford, the site manager for Sunflower Plaza, has been selected as Site Manager of the Year 2012 for Southwest Kansas at the recent Rural Rental Housing Association of Kansas annual conference. In the letter from the Housing Authority, they state, “Selia does a very good job of keeping the property in compliance with Rural Development regulations. This award is a great way of saying thank you for all the work she does.”

STEVENS COUNTY Activity Center - 544-2283 Nutrition Center - 544-8041 ~ Barbara Beeks ~ What a beautiful Monday morning! Hope it stays nice the rest of the week. We wish everyone a great week! Menu Aug. 22..........Polish Sausage & .....................................Kraut Aug. 23 ...................Burrito Bar Aug. 26.......................Spaghetti Aug. 27 ...............Ham & Beans Aug. 28...Chicken Cordon Bleu Aug. 29 ..............................Stew Activities Schedule Thursday, August 22 Exercise....................10:30 a.m.

the Grocery Grab sometime in November. Don’t know what to get that certain someone? Stop by the Chamber Office and purchase a Chamber Gift Certificate. These certificates are redeemable at most Stevens County businesses. Shop Hugoton First! The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce is always taking memberships. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Chamber, please contact the Chamber office at 5444305. The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce is here for you!

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A 2012 study published in the American Journal of Physiology found 30 minutes of daily exercise was just as effective at helping overweight adults lose weight as 60 minutes of daily exercise. For the study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen studied 60 moderately overweight men who wanted to lose weight. Men were

Georgia is latest state to recognize Kansas concealed carry license Georgia has notified Kansas it has begun recognizing Kansas concealed carry licenses, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced. Georgia is now the thirtythird state to recognize Kansas concealed carry licenses, and the third state to begin recognizing Kansas licenses since the passage of a new law in Kansas earlier this year. That legislation, recommended by the Kansas Attorney General’s office, al-


lows all valid out-of-state permits to be recognized in Kansas when the non-resident permit holder is traveling temporarily in Kansas. Georgia’s reciprocal recognition will allow Kansas concealed carry license holders to lawfully carry concealed handguns in conformance with Georgia laws while traveling in that state. A complete list of states that recognize the Kansas concealed carry license is available on the Attorney General’s Web site at There currently are 67,240 active Kansas concealed carry permits.

randomly assigned to one of two groups, a moderate aerobic exercise group or a high aerobic exercise group. The high-exercise group had to exercise hard enough to produce a sweat for 60 minutes a day, while the moderate group only had to exercise hard enough to produce a sweat for 30 minutes per day. The study was conducted for 13

Quarterly construction report from KDOT available A quarterly report providing an easy-to-read update about the Kansas Department of Transportation and the TWORKS transportation program has been initiated by KDOT. The newest report includes a regional breakdown of construction lettings scheduled for this quarter, a summary of winter storm costs, a graphic presentation of KDOT revenue sources and where the money goes, and a status report for the “$8 million promise.” Under the ten-year T-WORKS program, every Kansas county is promised a minimum of $8 million in transportation spending. “This publication is modeled after business reports and is a quick way for Kansans to learn how and where their transportation dollars are

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weeks, and, by the end of the thirteenth week, the men who exercised for 30 minutes per day had experienced similar, if not better, results than those who exercised for 60 minutes per day. In fact, the men who exercised for 30 minutes lost an average of two pounds more body weight than those who exercised for a full hour. Researchers suggest the men in the moderate group might have benefitted from having more energy throughout the rest of the day, while those in the 60-minute group had little energy for the rest of the day and were less inclined to be physically active post-workout. From Metro Editorial Services.

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All-Stars were the lone team from outside the Keystone State to participate in the tournament. Accounts of the championship game, in which the Lock Haven AllStars were defeated by Williamsport's own Maynard Midget League, were printed in newspapers across the country. That publicity would prove beneficial to Little League, which soon had programs in every state. Nowadays the tournament has expanded even further, with teams from across the globe traveling to Pennsylvania to compete for a championship. From Metro Editorial Services.

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Located within Stevens County Hospital 1006 S. Jackson Hugoton, KS 67951 Gladys Renfro, curator of Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum, shows the beautiful bookcase from the South Harmony School District #14. It was donated by Kenneth Miller, son of Roy Miller. The museum hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. til noon and 1:00-5:00 p.m They are also open Saturdays 2:00-4:00 p.m.

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Kansas gas prices still lower than this time last year Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.47 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 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.57 per gallon, according to gasoline price Web site Including the change in gas prices in Kansas during the past week, prices Sunday were 16.7 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 12.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 10.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 13.0 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. "Americans are now shelling out $50 million less per day than they were last year when pump

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ROLLA NEWS By Mary Courtney

Courtney retires from one job to take another A retirement celebration for Mary Courtney took place Thursday, August 15, at the Rolla School’s multipurpose room. Superintendent Stuart Sutton presented Mary with a plaque describing her thirtyone years of teaching, with twenty-seven of those in Rolla. Friends began coming to the podium to proceed with a roast of hilarious stories they remember where Mary was involved. Although some were not exactly as she remembered, they were all true, and the laughter was a reminder of the fun Mary and her

friends have had over the past years. Retirement was not on her radar, but she was called by a boss with more clout than Stuart Sutton. She received a call from God to serve as pastor at the Manter United Methodist Church. She tried to convince God he called the wrong number, but was told that in spite of her lack of qualifications, she was on her way to a new career. Mary has been serving in that position since the first of July. She will continue to help with the Friday ARGH! program and the scholars’ bowl teams.

Stuart Sutton and Mary Courtney stand with her plaque at her retirement party. Mary retires after 27 years at Rolla schools. Rolla Junior High eighth grader Micah Hall displays her talent in a rodeo competition.

Hall becomes cover girl for Rodeo News Micah Hall, an eighth grade student at Rolla Junior High, was featured in the August 14 issue of Rodeo News. Micah told the magazine she was a baby when her brothers began riding in rodeo competition. She competes in poles, barrels and breakaway. Micah started rodeo when she was just five in the Little Wrangler Division. In 2006, she placed sixth in the poles nationally, but is now in the junior division. She enjoys

going to the finals and meeting people from around the country. She stated, “There are people that I don’t get to see very often and I get to meet up with them and have fun for a whole week. It’s fun to see how the kids have grown up that I don’t get to see very often. I watch every rodeo and see how everybody’s doing in the events I’m in.” Micah is the daughter of Bret and Ellen Hall.

Sniff out a

Alexis Fisher and Morgan Robson are excited to be going to the first day of school.

bargain in the Classifieds!

Karly Clinesmith, Chandler Huddleston and Kaleigh Barrett ready for the first day of school.

Give Us A Call!

Make plans to attend the Rolla Booster Club back-to-school dinner August 22!


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


The Rolla Booster Club is hosting its annual Booster Club back to school dinner Thursday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-purpose room. The booster club will supply the meat for the meal, and community members are asked to bring side dishes or

desserts. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend this meal and get in the swing for the new school year. Coaches will have meetings with parents describing their rules, practices, schedules, and insurance.

New school year with new faces The new school year began at Rolla Monday along with the first day of athletic practices. Students hurried to their classrooms decked out in new clothes and backpacks, excited to get back to their friends and schedules. Suzanne Murray is teaching junior high language arts classes in addition to her duties as Rolla School librarian.

Some of the athletic teams have new coaches with Toni Easterwood taking the head position in junior high volleyball, assisted by Kaylee Norton. Holly Denton is beginning her year as the new cross country coach for junior high and high school. Jeff Braun will be assisting the high school football team.

Current version of GED to expire at end of 2013 Garden City Community College’s Adult Learning Center announces the current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013. The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED test January 2, 2014. Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but not passed all five parts, have until the end of 2013 to pass or they will need to start over again in 2014 with the new

Rolla Community Learning Center

Enrollment Begins Monday, August 13 at 9:00 a.m. We accept enrollment all year long!! Coordinator: Sharon Porter Paraprofessional: Jolene Sherman *Just because you dropped out of school or don’t have a diploma is no reason you can’t get one now! These classes are FREE and the computer fee is only $10. *Rolla Community Learning Program is for people 18 and older who want to receive a high school diploma, this is not a GED, it is an official high school diploma! *The Rolla Community Learning Program is for people 18 and older and to students who have dropped out of school prior to age 18 with school district approval. *Students will complete academic curriculum using computerbased course instruction and application supplied by the Diploma Program. Courses Offered: English - Writing - American Government - American History Kansas History - Geography - Economics - Math - Pre-Algebra - Albegra I & II - Geometry - Earth Science - General Science - Physical Science - Biology - Chemistry - Health - PE - Art Appreciation - Music Appreciation and others available

Rolla Community Learning Center 204 Van Buren, Rolla, Kansas 67954


GED test to receive their high school credential. “The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs, the respect adults deserve and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential,” said Diane Garvey, Adult Secondary Education Coordinator at the GCCC Adult Learning Center. “So we want to be sure that everyone is aware of this deadline. GED test-takers must act now to finish and pass before the current test expires.”

AG’s office issues first roofing registration certificates The first roofing contractors to be registered with the Kansas attorney general’s office under a new law enacted this year by the Legislature are now listed online, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced recently. The new Kansas Roofing Contractor Registration Act is aimed at helping consumers avoid doing business with unscrupulous or fly-by-night operators who do not comply with registration requirements. The law took effect July 1, and the attorney general’s office has completed processing the first group of 17 applications. “We have quickly implemented the new roofing registration system under the guidelines established by the legislature,” Schmidt said. “Our staff is working hard to efficiently process the registration applications, and we expect to issue many more registration certificates in the coming weeks.” Certificates issued recently

are for 17 roofing contractors. The list of registered roofers is now available online at The attorney general’s office is currently reviewing more than 300 additional applications that have been received since the law took effect July 1. By law, the office has 60 days to review the applications. Additional roofing contractors will be added to the online directory as their applications are approved. Under the provisions of this law, which was enacted by the Legislature in April, on and after July 1, 2013, every “roofing contractor” must obtain a roofing contractor registration certificate from the Kansas Attorney General in order to legally provide commercial or residential roofing services for a fee in Kansas. Roofing contractors or consumers who have additional questions may call the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 800-432-2310.

Interested GED test-takers can find more information at or by contacting the GCCC Adult Learning Center on the lower level of the Student and Community Services Center or call 620-276-7600. A few important tips you should know about testing at GCCC before the end of 2013: • All GED® test-takers must have record of passing the Official GED Practice Test™ • Registration deadline for repeat and new GED® testtakers is December 9. • Last day to take the current version of the GED® test on the computer is December 17. • Last day to take the current version of the GED® test

on paper is December 18. The GED test has opened doors to better jobs and college programs for more than 18 million graduates since 1942. Last year nearly 800,000 adults sat for the GED test, which is accepted by virtually all U.S. colleges and employers. As the creator of the official GED test, GED Testing Service has a responsibility to ensure that the program continues to be a reliable and valuable pathway to a better life for the millions of adults without a high school credential. Learn more at www.GEDtesting Submitted by Garden City Community College.

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

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

Willie Posey, DO Internal Medicine / Cardiologist

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

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

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

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

Supported and Sponsored by Morton County Health System Elkhart, KS

The Hugoton Hermes

History From The Hermes Compiled by Ruthie Winget

Robert Hamilton brought in this picture and hopes someone might know of this picture. It is a very good harvest picture. The machine could be a McCormick Header used for wheat and milo. His last known use of this machine was about 1936 or 1937. The Wheeler boys or Morris family may Thursday, August 28, 2008 Great Plains Gas Compression completed a new 30,000 square foot manufacturing and office facility in the fall of 2007. The new facility used radiant panels for heating and cooling. This project was submitted to the Radiant Panel Association at their national convention and won second place in the entire nation. Thursday, August 28, 2003 Janice and Joe B. Guerrero were united in marriage June 7, 2003 at Sun Lakes, Az. Janice has retired as an Extension Home Economist. She worked in Stevens County from 1972-1988. Joe B. was the owner of Guerrero Oil until retiring. Thursday, August 26, 1993 Patrick Arange celebrated his thirty-first birthday at the Senior Citizens Center Tuesday, August 17. There were

have a picture. His father, W.E. (Gene) Hamilton talked of working for Mr. Horace Wheeler. If you know anything of this picture please call the Hermes office at 620-544-4321. This picture and facts were brought in by Robert Hamilton. Thanks, Robert.

sixty guests present. Patrick is the son of Martha Arange of Hugoton and the grandson of Pauline Wulfemeyer. Thursday, August 25, 1983 The Santa Fe Depot from Ulysses arrived in Hugoton last week. The building was purchased by Dean and Mary Myers from Rolla and has been placed on a foundation at the corner of Highway 51 and Washington Street in Hugoton. It will be part of the Santa Fe Steakhouse. Thursday, August 23, 1973 Jim Brecheisen, age 17, broke the world’s record in steer wrestling with a time of 6.6 at the Little Britches Rodeo at Littleton, Co. Thursday August 21, 1968 Don Concannon, Hugoton attorney, was elected state chairman of the Kansas Republican Party at the GOP Assembly. Leading the Stevens


(First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, August 15, 2013)


The following is a listing of the 2012 unpaid Real Estate taxes due the Stevens County Treasurer as of August 9, 2013. A $16.00 advertising fee per parcel and interest at the rate of 6% will be added to the tax amount shown. If the taxes remain unpaid as of September 3, 2013, the County Treasurer will sell on said date the Real Estate described to the County for the amount of the taxes and legal charges due. The sale as described above is not a sale to the public; it is the legal process under which redemption period for payment of 2012 Real Estate taxes, fees and penalties begin. In the event said Real Estate taxes are not paid within the prescribed period, a foreclosure suit and Sheriff’s Sale will occur in due time. Connie Gold, Stevens County Treasurer

County Fair Parade was the VFW Color Guard which included Jan Keith, Tony Hall, Kenny Hamilton and Chuck Simmons. They were all Vietnam veterans.

Thursday, August 27, 1963 Linda Nix and Bill Hittle are engaged! Friday, August 27, 1943 Wm. R. Kenoyer, prominent Hugoton physician for the past twelve years, left Tuesday for Carlilse Barracks, Pa. where he is to begin his duties in the U.S. Army as a Captain in the Medical Corps. Hugoton now has only one physician, Dr. D.T. Gammell. Friday, August 26, 1938 The railroad bridge over the Cimarron River at Arkalon collapsed, dumping thirty cars and the engine into the river. Five passengers were pulled out of the river and only one life was lost. The dead man was believed to be an transient. The engine and cars were all lifted out of the muddy water by giant cranes. If any readers have pictures for the history page of the Hermes, please bring them in to Ruthie Winget at The Hugoton Hermes.

Solution to August 15, 2013 puzzle

Thursday, August 22, 2013

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The Hugoton Hermes

Thursday, August 22, 2013

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

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

HELP WANTED GUITAR TUTOR WANTED: Looking for someone to teach guitar lessons to 9- and 5-year-old students. If interested, please contact Jennifer at 620-544-4487. (1c34)

-------------HELP WANTED: 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. (3p33)

--------------PIANO TEACHER WANTED: Looking for someone to teach piano lessons to 9- and 5-year-old students. If interested, call Jennifer at 620-544-4487. (1c34)


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. (tfc33)


TAKING APPLICATIONS for Day & Evening Shifts

Please apply in person at 1025 S. Trindle, Hugoton




Beaver County Memorial Hospital is looking for a certified X-ray Technician. Work hours are 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. Must be able to take call.

Pacific Ag is currently seeking a full-time Ag Mechanic. Salary is based on experience. If interested, please contact: (620) 544-8522 or

Or stop by the office: 838 E 11th St Hugoton, KS 67951

Opening for Accounts Payable Clerk



in the Stevens County Clerk’s office. Pick up applications at the Clerk’s office from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please return applications by 5:00 p.m. August 30, 2013.

HELP WANTED Workers for feed lot and fence building in the Ulysses area. Full time position.

Call Brandon at 620-544-6345 or the office at 620-544-8300

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. (3c32)

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


For more information and applications contact Iris Huskey, X-ray/Lab Manager at 580-625-4551 USD 210 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY District: Energetic individual to serve as Secretary in the Central Office. Skills needed include organization, basic technology and basic office skills. All candidates will be considered but applicants with previous experience and/or bilingual are encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply by noon Monday August 26, 2013. Interviews will be August 27, 2013. (1c34)


Duties include looking after 16 pivots & irrigation wells, planting, strip tilling and spraying on mostly no-till farming operation, plus all other farm related work. Housing & health insurance provided. Job availability as soon as possible. 18 miles north of Liberal. References required. Call Dean Bird at 620-629-5567 or the office at 620-563-6112. Send resumes to: PO Box 279, Plains, KS 67869 or email to


212 Logistics is an innovative, growing, transport company with locations in Garden City / Liberal and Levelland, TX. VPO is a new position designed to assist the President in designing operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. Ideal candidate will have operational experience in an executive-level position at a smaller organization, or a director-level position with a larger organization. Email resume to EOE

Full-time and part-time (PT primarily weekends) relief drivers for 212 Logistics. Transport wet distiller grains for a company that believes in providing excellent customer service and treating employees right. Local trips. CDL and minimum 2 years’ experience required; DOT clearance and acceptable MVR history-- no DUIs. Drug screen and background check.

Garden City: 620-805-2255 Liberal: 620-391-3456 EOE



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 Ask for Carl


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

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tion a winning combina Help Wanted: Part Time Elevator Personnel United Prairie Ag, LLC is seeking part-time elevator personnel at our Hugoton and Moscow locations. Candidates must be able to work flexible hours, weekends and evenings. Employment is subject to successful completion of drug screening.

Interested persons should apply in person at 509 NW Ave. in Hugoton or 300 N. Road 20 in Moscow

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

Sunflower is now hiring for Rubart Station, a new state-of-the-art, natural gas-fired electric generating station located 13 miles east of Ulysses, KS. Engine/Operator Technician An exciting opportunity to be a part of a new electric generating facility. Operate, maintain, and repair reciprocating engines and other generation station equipment. Assist in the diagnosis and repair of mechanical, electrical, instrument and control equipment. Sunflower provides an excellent benefit package, competitive salary, and leadership programs For job description, benefits, and application, go to and click on “Careers”

Premier Alfalfa, Inc.


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


HELP WANTED: Part Time Scale Operators


United Prairie Ag, LLC, is taking applications for PartTime scale operators. Must be willing to work weekends as needed. Interested persons should apply in person at 509 NW Avenue in Hugoton. United Prairie Ag is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace

Yardmaster is currently seeking an enthusiastic, customerservice oriented person to join our retail sales staff. Must enjoy decorating trees, wrapping packages, be able to lift 50 lbs. and work 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Stop at Yardmaster Gift, Greenhouse and Nursery at 225 S. Main to pick up an appication. (2c34)


Please inquire at 428-5180 or 544-8889

Seasonal Harvest Operators



Benefits Included ~ Home Every Night

Now Hiring

WANTED: Top Assistant that’s Self-Motivated. (tfc34)



GRAIN CART DRIVER NEEDED Grain cart driver needed for full time harvest season. Competitive pay with potential of full time job placement.

Call CPS Operating for more information on how you can work in a progressive and dynamic farming environment.

620-428-6400 or 620-544-5223 (5c34)

CIRCULATION CLERK The Stevens County Library is looking for a dedicated, energetic, public service oriented staff member to perform all circulation desk operations. Position is 40 hours per week, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, occasional Saturdays. Salary: based on qualifications Benefits: Health Insurnce, KPERS, Paid vacation after 12 months

Applications and a full job description are available at the Library.


FULL TIME CLERICAL POSITION AVAILABLE Skills needed: Various office functions such as proficiency in basic computer skills, phone etiquette, customer relations, data entry, filing and bookkeeping. Benefits included with competitive wages. Come join our fast growing team and great atmosphere!!!

Apply in person today or give us a call 531 S. Jackson St., Hugoton, KS 67951



CURRENT OPENINGS AT STEVENS COUNTY HOSPITAL, MEDICAL CLINIC AND PIONEER MANOR NURSING HOME Stevens County Healthcare is looking for a team-oriented Radiographic Technologist to work PRN shifts. All eligible candidates must have a current Kansas Licensee, be a registered ARRT, and be able to perform routine diagnostic X-Rays and CT exams without supervision. Stevens County Healthcare is seeking a Restorative Aide to work in the LTCU. Candidates need to have a current Kansas CNA and work Monday-Friday 7 am - 4:30 pm. We offer a friendly work atmosphere, competitive wages and an excellent benefits package. Stevens County Healthcare is searching for a highly motivated PRN Respiratory Therapist to work Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8 am - noon. Interested candidates must have a Kansas Respiratory License to apply for this position. We offer a friendly working environment and competitive wages. Please contact Human Resources for more information at 620-544-8511. 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.

The Hugoton Hermes

Thursday, August 22, 2013

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FOR SALE FOR SALE: Crushed concrete. $15/ton FOB Liberal Airport. Call Sporer Land Development, Inc. Oakley, Ks. 785-672-2434. (2c33) --------------HOUSE FOR SALE: Large brick home in Elkhart, 5292 sq. ft., 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, 4 car garage, $275,000. Call 620-697-2235 or 620-518-1837. (4c34)


Oak, Piñon, Mesquite, Pecan & More Delivery & stacking available Call DJ @ 620-430-1273 Days 620-428-6127 Evenings (tfc)

FOR SALE: John Deere 935 F Commercial Mower. 72” front deck, hydraulic lift, steering wheel control, 24 hp diesel engine, low hours. Call Dean Roehr at 620-544-8959 or 620-544-1994. (3p34) --------------FOR SALE: 1996 Jayco Designer fifth wheel camper. 36.5 feet long, 14 foot slideout, garden tub and shower, 3 burner stove with oven, refrigerator with ice maker, 10 gallon hot water. Call 620544-1814. (4p34) ---------------


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

1155 Road 25, Rolla - Beautiful Brick, 4 bed/3 bath, att garage, horse barn, equip 104 Sid Avenue- Ranch, 4 bed/2 bath, new winshop, detach garage, feeding facility, all on dows, nice wood floors, appliances, att garage, 160 acres. Call today for your private showbasement, cen H/A, fence. Call today to see this ing!! home!!

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

Sunflower Plaza

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

1 Senior Apartment For information, Also Available call Plaza Office Call Selia Crawford at 544-2182 544-4011 (tfc6) If no answer, leave message


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

1003 S. Adams

531 S Main Street- Commercial Property Porter Building - 5,886 sf, retail & office space, central H/A. Prime Location! Call to view this property.

--------------WANT TO BUY: Used zero turn lawnmower. Please call 620544-1517.

107 N Jackson St - vacant lot - Moorhead Addition


1408 S Jefferson St - vacant lot - Kallenbach Fourth Addition

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!!

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

1035 S Van Buren-Nice 2 bed/1 b, cen H/A, att garage, circle drive, sprinkler, fence, storage shed. A Must See!!

600 S. Jefferson - Price Reduced!! 3 bed/2 bath, cen H/A, fence, 30 x 40 building. Call for details!!

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


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



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.


1244 Sq. Ft.; 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath; Large utility room, full finished basement, central heat/air, fireplace, water softener & RO system

GARAGE SALE: Friday, August 23, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 718 S. Adams, All Sorts of Things! --------------GARAGE SALE: Friday, August 23, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., West City Limits, Turn South 3/4 Miles in the Gray Stucco Home. Girls’ Clothes, 25¢ Apiece, A Few Odds and Ends. --------------YARD SALE: Friday, August 23, 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 24, 8:00 a.m. - ???, 300 S. Madison, Furniture, Clothes, Nursing Uniforms, Household Items and Much More. --------------GARAGE SALE: ***Rescheduled From Last Week*** Friday, August 23, 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 24, 8:00 a.m., 525 South Jayhawk, TV’s, Teen/Adult Clothing, Crafting Machines, Dishes, Dolls, Etc. ---------------

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

711 East 5th Avenue- Beautiful ranch style, 3 bed/2 bath, Open Floor plan, Oak cabinets, finished bsmt, att garage,cen H/A. Much more... Call for your showing. 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

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

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

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

Handy Haulers

Lawn Mowing/Odd Jobs

Kelly Mace


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

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

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

Celebrate L i fe

Project Hope

600 E. 11th

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

IN STOCK *Carpet *Tile *Laminate *Vinyl

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Pioneer Manor Family Support Group

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


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

Open House


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


Alan D. Higgins, Owner


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

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

REAL ESTATE Dallas Bressler (owner)


AL-Anon Family Group

LARGE ANTIQUE AUCTION: Saturday, August 24, 9:00 a.m., City Hall in Elkhart, Ks. Lots of Antiques and Collectables, Indian Artifacts, Gold & Silver Coins, Antique Furniture, Primitives. Auctioneer Jim Cunningham, 620-360-0249. See Web: for list. (1c34) ---------------

Feature Of The Week



Thank you to everyone who sent me cards, flowers and other gifts for my birthday! You made “my day” special. God is so good and may He bless each of you. Beulah Mae Carter

201 6th Ave, Rolla

Call 580-554-4284 or 620-842-7103

An Encouragement Group






1 car attached garage, 24x24 detached garage, sprinkler system, backyard privacy fence




Car port Det. garage in back Fenced yard

Call 620-544-3201

200 N. Jackson



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

(620) 624-1212

Now see these and other SW. Kansas properties at

WANTED: Old comic books that originally cost 10¢ to 12¢ each new. Good cash buyer. Call Tim at 303-517-9875. (3p33) --------------WANT TO PURCHASE: Minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co. 80201.

Handicap Accessible Apartment


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.


FOR RENT: 2 bedroom trailer, uptown. Call 620-544-8202 and 620-428-5033. (2c33)



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

1111 S Jefferson- 3 bed/1 b, cen H/A, fence, carport, storage bldg. Call for details!!



LAWN PRO Will Schnittker

620-544-1517 FDT ELECTRIC


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

544-5915 or 544-7776

713 E. 4th

in Hugoton

Chief Custom Home

Saturday, August 24 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wolters Construction 620-544-2500


HOME FOR SALE BY PRIVATE AUCTION 1107 S. Monroe HUGOTON, KANSAS The CLW Trust is currently selling the home located at 1107 S. Monroe, Hugoton, Kansas by private auction. The home contains approximately 2,284 square feet on the main floor and approximately 700 square feet in the basement. The main floor has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a formal living room/dining area, a family room with a wood burning fireplace and an attached one car garage. The basement is unfinished with a half bath. Bidding will commence on September 9, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. Bidding will terminate on September 30, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. Please submit your bids to Wayne R. Tate by calling 620-544-2103. The home will be sold “as is” and without any warranties, express or implied. The Trust reserves the right to reject any and all offers, to extend the time for accepting bids and to further negotiate with any of the bidders. A copy of the proposed real estate contract can be obtained during regular office hours, from Wayne R. Tate, at Tate & Kitzke, L.L.C., 1024 S. Trindle, Hugoton, Kansas.


The Hugoton Hermes

Thursday, August 22, 2013

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MOSCOW NEWS by Sara Cross

Monday, August 19 - All sports practices begin. Good luck in this football and volleyball season, Moscow Wildcats!! Thursday, August 22 - All Moscow schools start school. Have a great year, everyone!!

Tuesday, August 27 - K-12 grade Come and Go Open House; Moscow School; 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Southwest League. The boys are appreciative of all the local support.

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The Moscow All-Stars with the Southwest League traveled battle to Independence to some tough opponents last month. The team is very appreciative of the support provided by the area residents and businesses. Businesses and persons helping to support the athletes

were Steve and Anita Munson, Munson-Suddeth, Dell and Angie Cullison, Robert and Paula Fox, Ernie and Sherry Castillo, Jim Rawlins, Kevin and Misty Slemp, Sevalan Brollier, Jerry and Judy Stuckey, Krissann Roland, Northwest Cotton Growers, Moscow Recreation, City of

Moscow, Gourdin By Products, Antlers Bar and Grill, Bartlett Grain Company, L.P., Lisa and Matt Whitham and Whitham Enterprises. Congratulations on your outstanding season of baseball!

This little lady celebrates her birthday and the start of her senior year Thursday, August 22.

Fetching a solution: diagnostic lab keeps dogs healthy with new test

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The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is active in the fight against a widespread canine infectious disease that also can spread to humans. The diagnostic laboratory is offering a rapid, accurate serology test for canine brucellosis and is currently one of only a few laboratories nationwide to offer the test. Now researchers, veterinarians and pet owners throughout the state and the region can send testing samples and receive accurate results within 24 to 48 business hours. Canine brucellosis is an infectious disease affecting male and female dogs' abilities to reproduce. While it is classified as a sexually transmitted disease, it also can spread among dogs by licking. It is not a fatal disease, but it is common in Kansas and throughout the nation. The disease is especially a concern among breeding kennels, show dogs and racing greyhounds, said William Fortney, director of small animal outreach at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology. "Because it is an infectious disease, we are always concerned about the spread between animals," Fortney said. "We want to make people aware of the disease and how easy it is to prevent. Once they have made the decision that they want to test their dog, either because the animal has possible symptoms or they want to prevent the spread of the disease, then sending the sample to Kansas State University is beneficial because we can quickly get them the results." When Kansas State University diagnosticians saw a need to offer additional testing, they validated an antibody test, Fortney said.


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"The real advantage is that we can offer the test locally instead of sending it out to another lab, which usually adds on time — and there are certain situations where time is important," he said. The serology test is beneficial because it can help pet owners obtain quick lab results during a critical time, such as when male and female dogs are ready to breed. To prevent the spread of the disease it is important pet owners and breeders check both the males and females for brucellosis, Fortney said. Pet owners also may need a timely result if they plan to leave the country - whether moving or vacationing - and want to bring their dog. Certain countries, such as Australia, require a brucellosis test before the dog can enter the country. A challenge in preventing the spread of canine brucellosis is dogs rarely have clinical symptoms of it, so it can be difficult for pet owners to identify if their dog has the infectious disease. If male dogs exhibit symptoms, they may be infertile and have inflamed prostates or testicular swelling. Female dogs rarely show clinical symptoms and the owner may only know something is wrong if the female dog is infertile or miscarries. "Canine brucellosis can be difficult to diagnose, and that is what the test is all about," Fortney said. "We want to not only diagnose what the patient may have currently, but it is even more critical to test the animals before they breed so that they don't spread the infection. Because once a dog has brucellosis, it is probably going to have brucellosis for the rest of its life." An added danger is canine brucellosis is zoonotic, meaning that people and pet owners can get infected with the disease. In particular, canine brucellosis can affect people with immune deficiencies or it can affect very young children. Symptoms of canine brucellosis in humans may include short-term flu-like symptoms, such as fever inappetence or malaise. But canine brucellosis is very mild in humans and is not as dangerous as other forms of brucellosis, such as bovine brucellosis, Fortney said. "In fact, many people have probably had canine brucellosis and the diagnosis was never made," Fortney said. "If there is any suspicion that a person might have canine brucellosis, it is best that they talk with their physician." If pet owners suspect their dog has canine brucellosis, they should talk with their veterinarian, Fortney said. To send samples for testing, pet owners are encouraged to work with their veterinarians,

who can send samples to Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, 1800 Denison Ave., Manhattan, KS 66506. These samples should be

shipped in the same manner as all other diagnostic specimens. For more information, contact the laboratory at 866-512-5650 or visit

Moran’s Memo By Senator Jerry Moran

STUDENT LOAN CERTAINTY FOR KANSAS STUDENTS AND FAMILIES As another summer winds down, thousands of Kansas high school graduates will leave home and head to college for the first time — and many families are wondering how they will pay for it. They understand the worthy investment comes at a significant cost. From working a second job, to living at home, students and parents seem more willing than ever to make sacrifices for the sake of higher education — including taking out federal loans to help cover the costs. According to the College Board, nearly 50 percent of the 18.1 million undergraduate students who attend college each year take out federal Stafford loans to help make college dreams a reality. And about 1.6 million graduate students also take out Stafford loans to pay for their educations. Subsidized Stafford loans are federal loans for students with the greatest financial need. Kansans already making great sacrifices for the sake of a college education recently faced much uncertainty when, July 1, interest rates for new subsidized Stafford loans doubled to 6.8 percent. Last year, Congress passed legislation to prevent this rate hike, but it was only a temporary, one-year patch. Washington needed to work together to pass a student loan policy that provided all American students and families with certainty. Fortunately, after months of negotiations this summer, the House and Senate were finally able to put politics aside and come together to pass bipartisan legislation that provides a permanent, market-based solution for all federal student loan interest rates. I supported this legislation to reverse the July 1 rate hike on subsidized Stafford loans, and set interest rates on all new student loans off of the Treasury ten-year borrowing rate. This legislation also provides much-needed certainty and savings by fixing the rate borrowers pay at the time they take out their loan. In contrast to current law, it lowers rates for all students taking out new federal student loans. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projects this legislation will save Americans more than $700 million over the next decade — good news for students, parents and taxpayers alike. It is critically important this bill is signed into law by the President before students return to campus in a few short weeks. Covering the increasing costs of higher education is just one of the challenges Kansas students face today. Unfortunately, our current economic environment leaves recent graduates with limited job opportunities to earn enough to pay off college-related debt. According to a 2013 Reuters survey, 40 percent of recent college graduates are jobless or underemployed. And, a recent study by the nonprofit Center for College Affordability and Productivity notes that roughly half of college graduates are working jobs that traditionally don’t require a college degree. By accepting lower-skilled positions and receiving the wages tied to those positions, they simply can’t afford to pay off their student loans. Washington must now turn its attention towards fixing the failing economic policies that are hampering growth in America, to make certain graduates can find jobs. The bipartisan student loan agreement proves that even though Congress may not agree on everything, it is capable of working together to pass sensible policy. If Washington fails to take action now because it is too difficult, and leaves it for a future Congress to solve, we will reduce the opportunities for the next generation to experience the country we know and love. As a first-generation college graduate, only through student loans, scholarships and work was I was able to afford college. I want to make certain every Kansan has the opportunity to pursue their goals through higher education, but efforts must not stop there. The most essential thing we can offer our children is a vibrant, growing and free economy that provides ample opportunity to pursue success and happiness every day.

August 22, 2013  

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