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14 Pages, 70 Cents Plus Tax Per Copy

Library turns over new leaf The Stevens County Library has microfilm from every newspaper printed in Stevens County. Included in the holdings are fifteen separate newspapers spanning almost 130 years. Although we have provided a database with many of the obituary records culled from these newspaper archives, looking through microfilm or hard copy newspaper files for particular information about any person mentioned in the newspapers is a laborious and timeconsuming endeavor The Stevens County Library is pleased to announce that digitization of the microfilm of the newspapers of Stevens County is now complete. Through a generous grant from the Board of the Parsons Trust, the library contracted with Advantage Preservation to scan more than sixty reels of microfilm and create an online website to house the information. A link to the new website is located on the home page. library’s There are no restrictions for accessing the online archives. Those that are interested in searching the database online need not be a Stevens County Library patron, as the information is free of charge to everyone.

The online address for the digital archives is Exploration of the website archives can be accomplished by initiating a simple word search. More specific information can be obtained by enclosing the same search in quotation marks. For example, entering Stevens County Library will return mentions of Stevens, of county, and of library. Entering the same search as “Stevens County Library” will return articles where the three terms are used together in that particular order. Searches in the archives will continue to improve with regularly scheduled software upgrades by Advantage Preservation. Current returns occasionally include random characters caused when the database tries to read imperfections on the page. The first upgrade will significantly reduce these random characters and is slated to be completed before the end of this year. Please take time to investigate this wonderful new opportunity for local research provided by the Stevens County Library and the Board of the Parsons Trust.

At the Stevens County Hospital’s radiology open house last Thursday, many gathered to celebrate the addition of several pieces of equipment and an x-ray room. Pictured are, in back, left to right, Megan Sullivan, Stevens County Commissioner Jim Bell, Keith Rome, Patti Lahey, Deb McFarlane, Jennifer Feath-

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Stevens County Free Health Fair A Stevens County Hospital free health fair is coming up Saturday, September 21 at Hugoton High School cafeteria. The fair is open from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. and shouldn’t be missed by anyone. Stevens County Hospital will be providing free general health screening tests which include CBC, CMP, Lipids, TSH, A1C and PSA (men over 50). The lipid panel requires a 12 to 14 hour fasting.

Pre-registration is encouraged for the health event. To get your forms, visit the Stevens County Hospital at the outpaient desk or front desk. A self addressed stamped envelope will be required to receive your results. You can pre-register until the end of the day Friday, September 20. There will be a cash drawing for preregistered only. Giveaways and a drawing for a $200 White’s Foodliner

Commissioners discuss from roads and prisoners to stop signs and phones The Stevens County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, September 16, 2013 with all members, James Bell, Pat Hall and Dave Bozone, present. Also present were County Counselor Robert Johnson and RoGlenda Coulter from The Hugoton Hermes. County Clerk Pam Bensel was not present at first so Susan Schulte sat in. The following is just an agenda for the morning with a few of the unofficial highlights. Official minutes will be published at a later date. The commissioners’ agenda for Monday was: 8:30 - Bills; 9:00 - Tony Martin; 9:30 - Pat LeClerc with Blue Cross and Blue Shield; 10:00 - Paula Row-

den; 10:30 - Roger Lynch; 11:00 - Robert Davis; and 12:00 - Lunch. When this reporter arrived at 8:45 the commissioners were talking with Tony Martin with his report from Road and Bridge. Tony reported that the new graders are in and are really nice. He said the company is asking for a check today (Monday). Commissioners agreed that would be possible. They went on to talk about various roads in the county, sprinkler end guns and asphalt jobs. Sheriff Ted Heaton came in to report. He had bills he had presented the city for some prisoners the county jail is housing for the city. Some of the expenses were marked off as not the city’s

erston and Larry Kiley. In front are Linda Stalcup, Pioneer Electric representative Anita Wendt, Judy Lynch, Becky Willsey, Stacy Helget and Pioneer Electric representative Randy Magnison. Pioneer Electric provided generous donations for the equipment and the x-ray room.

responsibility. Following much discussion, it was determined that they should be city expenses as they are not county prisoners. The subject then turned to the traffic coming out of Abengoa at quitting time. Dave said the commissioners are very concerned about the safety of citizens. Most of the drivers coming onto Highway 51 from Road Ten and the same onto the blacktop of Depot Road, are not stopping at the stop signs. They are not even attempting to stop. This subject has come up before and Dave was wondering if it would be possible to get state officers involved. Ted stated that he and his deputies are doing all they can. Tickets are being issued and they have

even gone out to Abengoa and talked about it. They will continue to do all they can to put a stop to this dangerous situation. While waiting for Pat LeClerc, the commissioners discussed various issues. Each commissioner has to represent Stevens County at different meetings and groups so they appointed and volunteered for each of these. Pat LeClerc with Blue Cross and Blue Shield was a no-show so the commissioners took a short break. Paula Rowden with Stevens County Health Department was next to come in. Paula apologized but said she understood that the company they accepted the $24,000 bid for, for the inContinued to page 4

Gift Card will also take place!!! If you do not fill out a registration form prior to visiting the fair you can pick up a form Saturday. Walk-ins are welcome. Plan to take advantage of the incredible savings.

You will be very grateful you did. There will also be community information booths during the health fair. For more information contact Jennifer at 5446162.

Senator Jerry Moran expresses concerns with HHS OIG report U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), who serves as Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Health Subcommittee, said in a statement that he is opposed to recommendations regarding Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) suggested in the recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) Report. The report proposes eliminating the CAH designation for any hospital participating in the CAH program in accordance with state “necessary provider” designations. Seventy-two of Kansas’ 83 CAHs could be

impacted if Congress passes legislation implementing the report’s recommendations. “I believe this report fails to comprehend the reality of health care delivery in Kansas and across rural America. If implemented, these proposals would immediately jeopardize the survival of CAHs and other rural hospitals in our state and endanger Kansans’ access to health care in their own communities,” Sen. Moran said. “Eliminating CAHs under the report’s proposals would trigger a chain reaction that would result in multiple hospitals Continued to page 5

Stevens County EcoDevo pays out more Housing Incentive money The Stevens County Economic Development Board met Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at noon in the Senior Center craft room. Attending the meeting were Stevens County Economic Development Director Neal Gillespie, Secretary Ruth Van Horn, board members Jack Rowden, Steve Rome, Jan Leonard, Mark Crawford, Bryne Sullins and Doug Martin. Also present were Stevens County Commissioner Jim Bell and Hugoton Hermes Ruthie Winget. Board members absent were Josh Morris, Jody Wacker and Dan Corpening. Steve

Rome presided. Treasurer Jack Rowden reported the checking account balance to be $1,011.92. The total Special Projects balance is $54,447.18 of which $11,199.17 is the Housing Incentive balance. The board passed the motion to transfer $5,000 over to the checking account and to pay the bills. The board voted to give Rick Wolters Construction $3,500 from the Housing Incentive for the Joshua Grubbs’ house. Last month, Duane West received $5,000 from the Housing Incentive

from EcoDevo. Housing at this time is being appraised for less than it costs to build new houses. Neal reported he sent in the application for the Moderate Income Housing grant. With all the supporting documentation, the application consisted of 75 pages. There will be a lot of competition for these grants. Gillespie informed the board about the progress of the KDOT EcoDevo grant concerning Highway 51 east of Hugoton. The traffic impact study has been completed. No decisions have been made at this time.

KDOT is considering a three lane highway in front of the new industrial park. Turning lanes may also be provided leading into business driveways. No grant application can be done until this decision is made by KDOT. Rural Housing Incentive District is another tax incentive program. The property taxes could go toward the special taxes of new residences. The county, city and school district would have to sign off on any projects. RHID districts also have to be approved by the Kansas Secretary of Commerce. Continued to page 3

Winning second in the fourth Congressional District Kansas Book Festival for the sixth-eighth grades is Makenna Beesley.

Makenna Beesley wins second The Kansas Book Festival took place in Topeka Saturday, September 7, 2013. The program is in its third year and is a project of First Lady Mary Brownback. In conjunction with the book festival was the Kansas Book Festival Writing Contest honoring

kids from third through twelfth grades. Winning second in the Fourth Congressional District for grades six through eight was Makenna Beesley, daughter of Frank and Sheila Beesley of Conway Springs and granddaughter of Walter and Estella Beesley of Hugoton.

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HUGOTON MUNICIPAL COURT AUGUST 2013 Avila, America; Dog at Large x2 $160.00 Crawford, Brett; Dog at Large x2 $210.00 $150 Donation to Animal Shelter Deacon, Robert J.; Parking in Prohibited Area $10.00 Tinoco, Aurora; Dog at Large $160.00 Garmon, Kaleb; Failure to Stop

$105.00 Garmon, Kaleb; Failure to Stop $45.00 Lucio, Yolanda; Speeding 41/30 $96.00 Nix, Jared; Parking in Handicap Access $25.00 Minor, Tyler; Criminal Damage to Property $160.00 Loya, Pablo Alejandro; Speeding 43/30 $108.00 Blackburn, Larry; Transporting

Open Container $260.00 DL Restriction for 30 Days Gonzalez-Velasquez, Josue; Failure to Yield $105.00 Loewen, Johan; Loud Muffler $105.00 Rubin, Jose Guadalupe; Speeding 40/30 $105.00 Fehr, Helena; No Valid Driver’s License $360.00 40 Hrs Community Service Fehr, Helena; Failure to Stop

HUGOTON POLICE REPORT Business Hours, Call 544-4959 After Hours, Call 544-2020 Tuesday, September 10, 2013 • Funeral Escort, 600 Block of South Van Buren, Public Service, Chief Leslie/ACO Smith Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Welfare Check, 1100 Block of South Washington, Subject Okay, Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock, 1000 Block of South Washington, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Medical Assist, 1100 Block of South Washington, Public Service, Officer Crane • RP of Vandalism, 500 Block of Van Buren, Took Report, Officer Crane • Medical Assist, 200 Block of South Lincoln, Public Service, Officer Crane/ Officer Hagman • Dogs at Large, 900 Block of South Coulter, Owner Caught Dogs, Officer Hagman • Gas Meter Leaking, 900 Block of South Madison, Notified Black Hills, Sergeant Johnson

Thursday, September 12, 2013 • Citizen Assist, Sixth and Monroe, Public Service, Officer Crane • Parking Issue, 500 Block of West Eleventh, Spoke to RP, Officer Crane • Dog at Large, 300 Block of South Jefferson, Returned to Owner, Officer Crane • Dog at Large, 300 Block of South Jefferson, Returned to Owner, Officer Crane • Dog at Large, 300 Block of South Jefferson, Dog Impounded, Officer Crane • Public Service, 300 Block of South Jefferson, Public Service, Sergeant Johnson • Medical Assist, 700 Block of South Harrison, Public Service, Sergeant Johnson Friday, September 13, 2013 • Vehicle Blocking Driveway, 900 Block of South Monroe, Subject Moved Vehicle, Officer Hagman

• Loud Music, 100 Block of South Jefferson, Unable to Locate, Officer Hagman • Vehicle Blocking Driveway, 800 Block of South Polk, Subject Moved Vehicle, Officer Hagman • Missing Juvenile, Juvenile Returned Home, Officer Lamatsch Saturday, September 14, 2013 • Phone Scam, 500 Block of South Monroe, Advised to Block Number, Officer Hagman • Dog at Large, Fourth and Jefferson, Dog Impounded, Officer Hagman • Dog at Large, 300 Block of South Jefferson, Dog Impounded, Officer Hagman • Civil Standby, 500 Block of West Eleventh, Public Service, Officer Hagman • Damage to Vehicle, 100 Block of East Eleventh, Took Report, Officer Lamatsch Sunday, September 15, 2013 • Agency Assist, Officer Lamatsch

$45.00 Driedger-Redecop, Abram; Failure to Stop $105.00 Martinez, Liliana; No Child Restraint $60.00 Martinez, Liliana; Endangering a Child $260.00 Watch Highway Patrol Ed. Video on Child Restraints Titus, Dana; Noisy Animal $110.00 Miller, Kimberly; Disorderly Conduct $420.00 Miller, Kimberly; Pedestrian Under the Influence $75.00 Carneal, William; Driving Left of Center $135.00 Carneal, William; Parking in Wrong Direction $45.00 A&L Leasing; Parking in Wrong Direction $45.00 Crawford, Brett; Dog at Large x2 $210.00 $150 Donation to Animal Shelter Loya, Pablo A.; Driving While Suspended $320.00 5 Days Jail Serve 2, Suspend 3 Waters, Judy; Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle $210.00 Crawford, Brett; Dog at Large x2 $210.00 $150 Donation to Animal Shelter Juarez, Obed J.; Furnishing Alcohol to Minor $260.00 Juarez, Obed J.; Transporting Open Container $290.00 DL Restricted for 30 Days

WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ Pioneer Manor residents play Bingo at 2:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Community members are invited to volunteer or play a game with the residents! AL-ANON Family Group meets at 1405 Cemetery Road Mondays and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. Call 620544-2610 or 620-544-2854 for more information. CELEBRATE LIFE every Monday night 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Assembly of God, 138 S. Main in Hugoton. Park in the back lot. HUGOTON LIONS CLUB meets every Second and Fourth Thursday of the month at Memorial Hall at 7:00 p.m. HUGOTON MASONIC LODGE #406 AF&AM meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday nights - Inside Out Kids at the Hugoton Assembly of God, 138 S. Main, beginning with dinner at 6:45 p.m. Program will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Rides are available by calling Pastor Ben Coats at 620-4281487 before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings. - Moscow United Methodist will host Kids Club, beginning September 11 from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Kids Club is available for children ages Kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information, contact the church at 620-598-2426. Friday nights - Looking for something to do Friday nights? You are invited to come to Faith Community Church at Sixth and Main for food, music and fellowship every Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. For more information, call Eunice Lunceford at 620-649-7644 or 620-428-5296. Temporary changes for Stevens County Library - Stevens County Library will be open from 9:00 a.m. to

6:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays and closed Sundays. Available Now - Hugoton FFA is now selling Blue and Gold sausage, bacon and chicken strips. Delivery is scheduled for October 24. Contact an FFA member by calling 620-5444311 or 620-544-4728. - Entries are being accepted from farmers and rural community members for a $2,500 award from Monsanto Funds “Grow Communities”. Visit or call 1-877-267-3332 to register to win or submit an idea for a nonprofit organization in need of funding. September 15-21 - Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week September 19 - Camera Club will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Hugoton Recreation Commission, 211 S. Madison. September 20 - First National Bank will sponsor the eleventh annual Moscow Wildcats Tailgate Party at 5:30 p.m. There will be hamburgers, chips and bottled water available for all Wildcat fans! - Learn the “West Coast Swing” and the “Nightclub Two-Step” at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the SW002, the student union basement at SCCC/ATS. No partner is needed to learn the basics. September 21 - Stevens County Healthcare will host their annual free health fair at the Hugoton High School cafeteria from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. Pre-register at the hospital. There will be free labs, giveaways and community information booths. - Hugoton High and Middle Schools’ cross country teams will host their home race at

Stevens County Fire Department and Ambulance Report Stevens County Emergency Services run activity for September 2 through September 15. Fire Department Hugoton Station Monday, September 2 3:30 p.m. - called to Road G between Road Eight and Road Nine for a grass fire. Friday, September 6 - 1:58

a.m. - called to 705 East Ninth for a report of smoke in the house. Fire Department Moscow Station No activity this period. Ambulance Activity Five medical runs, two transfers and four Life Flights.

Forewinds Golf Course starting at 9:00 a.m. - Antlers Sports Bar & Grill will host their fifth annual 24hour Benefit Men’s Softball tournament beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Moscow Rec Field. Proceeds will benefit Travis “Pedro” and April Leal for premature baby Lanie. - Garden City Community College will host a concealed carry course for residents interested in a Kansas Concealed Carry handgun permit from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the John Collins Vocational Building. Pre-registration is available by contacting or 620-2769629. - Seward County Community Area Technical College/ School will host silent and auctions to benefit scholarships at the Seward County Event Center at Liberal Fairgrounds. Refreshments will be provided. Call 620-4171652 for reservations. For tickets, call 620-417-1131 or go online to No tickets will be sold at the door. September 22 - Autumn begins! - Bethel Friends Church will host evangelist Gary Wright at 10:30 a.m. at Eleventh and Jefferson in Hugoton. September 22-24 - Bethel Friends Church will host evangelist Gary Wright at 7:00 p.m. at Eleventh and Jefferson in Hugoton. September 23 - Family Day - eat dinner with your children to promote healthy choices. Find out more at www.kansas September 24 - Business Startup Seminar in Room SW229 of the Student Activities Building at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal. There is no registration fee for the seminar, but pre-registration is required. Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more information at 620-544-4305. - Kansas Insurance Department will host an informational meeting for the public about upcoming changes to health insurance. The meeting will take place at the Dodge House Hotel and Convention Center, 2408 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard in Dodge City at 7:00 p.m. No signup or registration is required. September 25-28 - “Surviving the Plains” sym-

posium at Ulysses. September 26 - Hugoton Kiwanis will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Ranchito TexMex Cafe. - Santa Fe Trail Council Executive Michael Stewart will host a meeting detailing the fire and rebuilding efforts at Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch at 7:30 p.m. at the Trinity Faith Church south of Liberal. Anyone interested in learning more is welcome to attend. September 29 - Moscow Baptist Hillbilly Band will perform at Pioneer Manor at 3:00 p.m. 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. - National Night Out at the Hugoton City Park. For more information, contact the Chamber at 620-544-4305. October 3-4 - No school for USD #210 students due to West Ed Professional Development days. October 5 - Southwest Medical Center will host their annual community health fair at the Seward County Activity Center in Liberal from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Various labs will be available, as well as more than 50 health information booths and influenza vaccines. Contact 620-629-6335 or 620-629-6424 for more information about attending or contributing to the 2013 Community Health Fair. Whirlwind Career and Counseling Services will cover the exam costs for the first 100 Veterans and offer a free lunch for Veterans from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Contact Ed Poley for more information at 620-482-3431. October 7-11 - Hugoton Elementary will host their Book Fair in the Library. - Hugoton High School’s National Honor Society chapter will be hosting their annual food drive. October 7 - Stevens County Commissioners will meet in the Commissioners’ Room at the Stevens County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. - Hugoton City Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. at the City Office

Obituaries Jimmie Goalden Former Hugoton resident Jimmie W. Goalden of McPherson passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center in Wichita. He was 76.

Born April 18, 1937 in Rozel, he was the son of Alvis Oscar Goalden and the former Faye Marie Elmore. Jimmie graduated from Edson High School and Goodland Vocational-Technical School. August 9, 1958 Jimmie and Eva Joan Crutz were married. July 3, 1968 Jimmie and Linda R. Talley were united in marriage in Goodland. Mr. Goalden was retired from Pioneer Telephone Company as the Central Office Manager in Hugoton. He served in the United States Navy and was a member of the Masonic Lodge #407 in Hugoton. Survivors include his wife

Linda of the home; daughter Mable Seibel and husband Kenny of Happy, Tx.; his three sons, Billie Goalden of Topeka, Mike Goalden and wife Sonya of Inman and Brad Goalden and wife Tyler Rasmussen of Kansas City; his sister Loretta Godby and husband Tom of Lakin; brother Randy Goalden and wife Mary Jane of Selden; six grandchildren, Jake Goalden, Kait Goalden, Cody Martin, Dustin Goalden, Scott Hayes and Samantha Goalden; and five great grandchildren. Those preceding Mr. Goalden in death were his parents; brother Alvis “Junior” Goalden; and sister Sandra Harper. Funeral services were attended Saturday morning, September 14, 2013 at the Stockham Family Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Godby officiating. Burial with military honors followed the service in the McPherson Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given to the American Cancer Society in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, Ks 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at

Ronald Phinney A tragic occurrence has taken the life of Ronald Scott Phinney of Coahoma. Ronald passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at the age of 57. He was born January 24, 1956 in Howard County to Joy Jane and Clovis Phinney, Jr. He graduated from Coahoma High School in 1974. February 22, 1975, Ronald and Shelly Carter were married. Shelly is the daughter of Beulah Mae Carter of Hugoton. Mr. Phinney lived in Crane but moved back to Coahoma in 1991. He graduated from Angelo State University in 1997 with a bachelor of Science degree in Physics. He had retired from Chevron and had also worked at Fibercom before retiring due to health reasons. Ronald enjoyed reading, research, drawing and painting.

His son Lucas was his pride and joy. Survivors include his son Dr. Lucas Phinney; his mother Janie Phinney; one sister, LuSara Briley; his brother Faron Phinney; nephews, Landon Wegner, Kyland Wegner and Grayson Wagner; and his nieces, Holly Phinney and Valerie Briley. Those preceding Mr. Phinney in death were his father and grandparents, Leroy and Amy Echols and Clovis Sr. and Annie Phinney. Memorial services were attended Friday afternoon, September 13, 2013 at Myers and Smith Chapel under the directions of Myers and Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersand The family suggest memorials be given to your favorite charity.

Melody Huff Death has claimed the life of Melody Kay Brown Stapleton Cordova Huff Shaffer Clutter Huff. Mrs. Huff passed away Friday, September 13, 2013 at Satanta District Hospital at the age of 64. The daughter of Wiley Brown and the former Nina Nelson, she was born September 12, 1949 in Nicut, Ok. Melody attended Liberal Hair Academy in Liberal where she became a cosmetologist. Survivors include son

Wayne Reeder Longtime Hugoton resident David Wayne Reeder passed from this life early Tuesday morning September 17, 2013 at Stevens County Hospital in Hugoton. Services are planned for 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 20 at the Assembly of God Church in Hugoton. Paul's Funeral Home of Hugoton is in charge of the arrangements. A complete obituary will be in next week.

Micheal Stapleton of Satanta; her daughter Tara CordovaBlair and husband Robert of Satanta; one sister, Darlene Lucas and husband Randy of Satanta; her five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services were attended Tuesday afternoon, September 17, 2013 at United Methodist Church in Satanta with Rev. Kelvin Heitmann officiating. Burial followed in Dudley Township Cemetery of Satanta. A memorial has been established for Melody Kay Huff Cosmetology Scholarship. Memorials may be mailed to Paul’s Funeral Home, PO Box 236, Hugoton, Ks 67951.

Now the God of peace....make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20, 21

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Neal reported there has been a good response concerning the student loan forgiveness of the Rural Opportunity Zone. Stevens County Commissioners approved a $15,000 match for this program which will forgive student loans up to a maximum of $3,000 per year for qualifying out-of-county students who move to Stevens County. The state of Kansas and Stevens County will fund this program. Program details can be found at the Kansas Department of Commerce’s Web site. Gillespie reported groundbreaking for the new motel is tentatively scheduled for around the first of the year. The board went into Executive Session for personnel. The meeting then adjourned. The next meeting will be October 8, 2013.

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Chamber members and hospital personnel gather for a ribbon cutting at the Xray room. Left to right are David Snyder, ARNP Jana Morris, CEO Linda Stahcup (hidden), Dr. Samer Al-Hashmi (Dr. Sam), Patty Lahey,

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Judy Lynch, Pioneer Electric’s Randy Magnison, Pioneer Electric’s Anita Wendt, Stevens County Commissioner Jim Bell, Chamber Director Ruth Van Horn, Becky Willsey and Dean Van Horn.

Airport Board approves taxilane project The Board of the Hugoton Airport met for their regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the airport meeting room. Present at the meeting were Airport Manager Gary Porter, Secretary Risa Norton, board members Dell Cullison, Kim Harper, Robert Davis and Jeff Crawford. Guest attending the meeting was Hugoton Hermes reporter Ruthie Winget. Board member Dax Gaskill was absent. Robert Davis presided. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The board received an update about the KDOT grant for the taxilane replacement. Eric Johnson from Kirkham Michael put through a conference call with the board so they could voice their concerns. KDOT will pay 75 percent or about $800,000 for this project. The airport will be responsible for the remainder of the costs which comes to approximately $283,000. Eric reported Anadarko might want to replace a gas pipeline at the same time when the taxilane is replaced. The gas line is only 28 inches deep in this area and it should be 48 inches deep. This taxilane replacement should not bother their gas line. This project will be done in three phases so it will not affect use of aircraft in the hangar

areas. The motion was made and approved to accept Kirkham Michael’s design for the taxilane project. The board asked the bids be posted as soon as possible. The board reviewed and approved the financial report. They also reviewed and approved the July financial report which showed a correction. They then paid the bills. Manager Gary Porter presented his manager’s report. He stated the REIL (Runway

End Identification Lights) on the north end of 20 are out. Warren Struckle will be at the airport during the last week of September to repair the lights. The board told Gary to have Struckle evaluate the light system while he is here. Porter replaced the burned out lightbulbs on the runway, taxiway and tetrahedon. He had mowed the entire airport and around the runway lights, taxiway lights and also the north fence line. Gary replaced blades on both mowers.

The manager has received a bid from Weston Asphalt for cleaning and preping the crosswind runway and seal coating it. Curtis Houser of Kirkham Michael will be at the airport Monday for inspection to see what the runway needs. The new water fountain works well. The pilots will appreciate it. The meeting adjourned. The next meeting will be October 9, 2013.

(First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, September 12, 2013) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LOIS M. SULLIVAN, DECEASED, CASE NO. 13-PR-28 NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that on August 29, 2013, a Petition was filed in this Court by Loren K. Sullivan, an heir, legatee and devisee and the executor named in the Last Will and Testament of Lois M. Sullivan, deceased, dated February 3, 1995, requesting the Will filed with the Petition be admitted to probate and

In honor of 9-11 Service Day and Patriots Day, Ms. Skinner's Hugoton Middle School Civics class presented the assistant fire chief with a thank you to show appreciation for local EMS and fire fighters. Left to right: Damyan Don

Juan, Nathan Leininger, Dawson Burnett, Brennon Featherston, Assistant Fire Chief Phil Thompson, Dani Rubio-Rodriguez, Marie Aguiriano and Yesenia Estrada. Photo courtesy of Morey Mecklenburg.

Chamber Board discusses upcoming events Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce met at noon for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting Wednesday, September 11 at the Senior Center craft room. Present at the meeting were Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce Ruth Van Horn, Hugoton Hermes’ Ruthie Winget and board members Cathy Wolters, David Snyder, Kimberly Kraisinger, Courtney Leslie and Dean Van Horn. Board member Leslie Hoggatt was absent. President Kimberly Kraisinger presided. The minutes of last month’s meeting were reviewed and approved. The board approved the bills and


passed the motion to pay the bills. The board discussed the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast at the Jet. They commented it was a good meal, and the project was a success. Director Van Horn informed the board, membership renewal from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was due. The renewal fee is $300. After some discussion, the board decided they did not need to be a member of U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Ruth also told the board a representative from the Heritage Company stopped by to see if the Chamber would like to join their company which

Stevens County Sheriff’s Department hosts a Hugoton High School Tailgate Party Friday night. Lots of good food is served to the large crowd attending the first varsity football home game of the season against Holcomb. Pictured

sends out memorial books to the families of deceased residents. It would cost around $500 per year. The Chamber decided to decline the offer at this time. Mrs. Van Horn reminded the board members the Chamber luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at the Memorial Hall. Michael O’Kane from the Small Business Development Center will be the featured speaker. Janice Morgan will cater the luncheon. Brad Musgrove sent a copy of the proposed insurance for board and Chamber events as well as the quotes for the board members to study. He

helping with the food and serving are Trina Young, Tammy Kiley, Ted Heaton, Lillian Steers, T J Steers, Sheldon Shuck and Brian Schooley. Photo courtesy of the Sheriff’s Department.

will attend the next board meeting to answer any questions. Ruth reminded the board of the coming events, beginning with the ribbon cutting at the Stevens County Hospital Thursday, September 12. The Spook Parade will take place October 31, and the Grocery Grab Drawing is scheduled for November 16. The director remarked she has taken Welcome Bags to the new teachers in Hugoton and Moscow. She also plans to give them to the new pastors in Hugoton. This will make 18 bags that have been given out. She is trying to get the word out to let her know of new residents of Hugoton. Ruth stated she is changing the sign above the Chamber of Commerce Office as frequently as necessary. She plans to attend the CCEKS Fall Conference in Manhattan which will be October 2-4, 2013. She has the registration papers already filled out. The board went into executive session for personnel. The meeting then adjourned. The next meeting will be October 9, 2013.

record; Loren K. Sullivan be appointed as Executor, without bond; and he be granted Letters Testamentary. All creditors of the decedent are notified to exhibit their demands against the Estate within the latter of four months from the date of first publication of notice under K.S.A. 592236 and amendments thereto, or if the identity of the creditor is known or reasonably ascertainable, 30 days after actual notice was given as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. Loren K. Sullivan, Petitioner BROLLIER, WOLF & KUHARIC Box 39, Hugoton, KS 67951 (620) 544-8555 Attorney for Petitioner

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

Saturday, September 21 7 - 11 a.m.

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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.

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County commissioners Continued from page 1 ternet / phone service would provide all they would need for the new health center. She has recently found this not to be true. She checked with Pioneer and explained the situation to them. She apologized to them for not accepting their bid, as they explained that they could provide all they need for $22,000. Some of the equipment that would be provided at this cost may not even be needed which would drop the cost to near $16,000. They were told also that Pioneer can work with the wiring already in the building. The other provider said they could not. Paula was asked about using cell phones. She said this is not allowed when it comes to health issues because there is the chance of taping into them. Commissioners made and passed the motion to accept Pioneer Communications as the new communications provider for the new Health Department. Paula was asked about the communication between the

hospital and her department in health and emergency situations. She said she thinks that she and Linda Stalcup have worked things out. Commissioners said if there is anything they can do to help with that issue to let them know. They talked with Paula about various other topics such as the dumping of raw sewage in the county and feral animals running amuck. Roger Lynch is in charge of county zoning. He was present and said there was a report of the sewage problem happening in Morton County and possibly in Stevens. He thinks it has been resolved. It was discussed that the Health Department needs to have possibly quarterly official meetings with the commissioners. They all agreed to this. Paula will schedule these meetings. After some discussion the motion was made and passed to appoint Paula as the official County Health Officer. She advised the commissioners that flu shots were being given

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today (Monday) to county employees. There is now a special flu shot available for over 65 year olds. When asked when they would be moving to the new facility, Paula didn’t know for sure. Roger Lynch came in for some zoning issues. He talked to the commissioners about a modular home being moved to a location that was just shy a small bit of having the correct acreage. He asked the commissioners their opinion. They also talked of the year of mobile home that can be moved. Nothing over 20 years old is allowed. Roger told the commissioners that he may be gone a lot in October due to a program he has became involved in. The commissioners told Roger that an issue west of town is going to have to be addressed. They (the commissioners and Bob Johnson) will take care of it. Robert Davis from the Airport Board was next. He requested an executive session. Following the executive session, Pam returned. She told the commissioners of a resolution they needed to adopt. Motion was made and passed to do so. Some changes were made to the minutes from last meeting. Pam told the commissioners that Abengoa had wired the money for the damages from the Moscow fire. Meeting adjourned.

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Constitution Hall State Historic Site sponsors Bald Eagle Rendezvous The Kansas Historical Society announced Constitution Hall State Historic Site is a sponsor of the tenth Annual Bald Eagle Rendezvous. The event will be at Bald Eagle River View Park 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, September 26-28. Admission is free. Bald Eagle River View Park is located at East Second Street in Lecompton. Visitors can see living history reenactments with mountain men, plainsmen, American Indians, camp traders and musicians. Demonstrators include a

blacksmith, tanner and gunsmith. Bow and arrow making and primitive camp cooking will also be demonstrated. The event is presented in cooperation with the First Santa Fe Trail Plainsmen and the Lecompton Historical Society. School groups are welcome to attend. For more information, call 785-887-6520, or visit Constitution Hall State Historic Site is one of 16 state historic sites operated by the Kansas Historical Society, a state agency.

MUSEUM UPDATE from The Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum Gladys Renfro and Beulah Carter The Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum is located at 905 S. Adams. You are invited to visit Mondays

through Fridays from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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.

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

You are invited to come worship with family and friends at Pioneer Manor September 22 Lighthouse Fellowship September 29 Hillbilly Band October 6 Church of God

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 Reverend Jo Mead, Pastor Monday Bible Study - 1:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Praise! Kids - 3:45 p.m. Wednesday Jr. High Youth Fellowship - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Sr. High Youth Fellowship - 7:00 p.m. Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m.

MOSCOW MOSCOW BAPTIST CHURCH 598-2455 Church - 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.

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

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

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

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Senator Jerry Moran stands next to former American Legion Kansas State Commander K.T. “Tom” Gregg following testimony of the American Legion before the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees.

Senator Moran meets with Gregg Tuesday, September 10, 2013, United States Senator Jerry Moran met with former American Legion Kansas State Commander K.T. “Tom” Gregg who represents Ulysses, following testimony of the American Legion before the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Committees. “It was a pleasure to visit

with Tom and discuss the important issues facing our nation’s Veterans,” Senator Moran said. “I reaffirmed my commitment to make certain the VA claims backlog is diminished and that the IRS does not violate the privacy of our nation’s heroes with unjust mandates.” Submitted by the office of Senator Jerry Moran.

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USD 210 Board of Education discusses laptops in the classroom The Hugoton USD 210 Board of Education met September 16, 2013 for a regular Board of Education meeting. Stephanie Heger, president of the Hugoton School District Board of Education called the meeting to order. Present at the meeting were Don Beesley, Barry Hittle, Matt Mills, Todd Gayer, Paula Rowden, Stephanie Heger, Elise Heger, Tiffany Boxum, Stuart Scott, Clint Merritt, Mark Newton, Lance Custer, Aubrey Rice, Jan Kilbourne and Kay McDaniels. Board member Martin Daharsh arrived at 7:20 p.m. Mrs. Heger talked about the School Board walk through. More discussion will follow at the next board meeting. The agenda was approved. the board accepted the new hire of Jaime Millan Pizarro as second shift custodian. Stuart Scott, IT Manager and Aubrey Rice, HHS English Language Arts teacher gave the presentation for technology integration and 1:1 laptop updates. Ms. Rice did an excellent job talking about the exciting, yet sometimes difficult job of moving one’s instruction to a more integrated IT classroom where assignments are shared and

turned in electronically. She shared about how the laptops in the classroom are simply a learning tool, but a powerful one. Student reading of textbook and print material will never fully be replaced by IT devices. Each HHS student possessing a laptop has increased communication between teachers and students. In her second year teaching at USD 210, she is using Google docs to share content, lectures and communicate with her students. Stuart talked about the nuts and bolts of the IT department. Students in seventh-twelfth grades have done an excellent job taking care of their school issued laptops. There have been 28 insurance claims since the beginning of the 1:1 initiative. When a computer is damaged, students pay the deductible of $100 and the computer is repaired. The district has not lost a single laptop from its inventory. Of those repairs needed, most have been for cracked computer screens. Mr. Scott shared the long-term vision of moving more iPads into the elementary with some possible pilots in certain grade levels for 2014-2015; however, he said all plans will be vet-

Edna Olinger proved her high school teacher wrong. He told her she’d never be worth anything doing shorthand and typing for a living. During World War II people encouraged Edna to go to Washington, D. C. and work. She told them she didn’t think she could pass the test, but that if she could pass it, she would go. Well, as it turned out, Edna did pass the test and was accepted to work in Washington. She was intimidated by the prospect of going there though. “I had cold feet.” But she overcame her fear and spent four years working as a secretary for the Navy Department. She was the head of the typing and secretarial pool and enjoyed her work there very much. She returned home to Kansas one year after the war was over. Edna went back to that teacher and told him she’d spent the last four years doing what he told her she wasn’t capable of doing and that she had made a good living at it. Edna was born in a little town called Edler, Co., which is just across the state line. When she was four, she and her family moved to the Kismet/Plains area. Then they moved to a peach farm in Hayne where they sold beautiful, big peaches from the trees. It was during this time her father was operating a road maintainer and the horses threw him off. He became an invalid after the accident, so the family then moved to Liberal. Edna’s mother cared for him, but she also had to find work to make a living for their ten children. There were six girls and four boys, and Edna was the fifth child. When Edna was sixteen, her father died. Edna worked at the Schull Waffle Shop for the four years while she went to high school. She put in long hours from early in the morning until about 10:00 p.m. seven days a week. The money she made went to help support her family. After high school she worked at Duckwall’s, then she went to Washington, D. C. When Edna came back from Washington, D.C., she worked at Panhandle Eastern for a year. This was about the time she met Charles

ted with his IT leadership committee. Elise Heger, Director of Curriculum and Professional Development presented some highlights including last year’s ACT results. These were the best results the district has had at HHS in a long time. A total of 61 students paid for and took the ACT on a Saturday last school year. This is a record number of test takers. Mrs. Heger also spoke about the use of the computer based test called Measures of Academic Progress or MAP. The results each year on the MAP scores from third - eleventh grade are a measure of the district’s curriculum and instructional alignment to the Kansas College and Career Readiness Standards (KCCRS). The KCCRS are Kansas’ version of the Common Core State Standards. The school has also found a strong correlation between MAP and the ACT summative assessments (EXPLORE and PLAN). Mark Crawford spoke about student safety in crosswalks. The district appreciates the patrolling and awareness that Chief Courtney Leslie and her officers bring to the city. Because of their vigilance, the staff and parent

Olinger, a Hugoton native. There was a big celebration going on at a movie theater in Liberal. Edna couldn’t remember the name of the movie, but there were some movie stars attending the event. She and her friends dressed up in long dresses and bonnets, and that was the evening she and Charles met. About four months later, they were married. Edna was 26 and Charles was 31. They had four sons — John, Jim, Alfred and Robert. One of the things they enjoyed doing as a family was going to Colorado to camp and fish. Charles farmed and had an income tax service. He and Edna worked together in his income tax business for thirty-one years, and she also helped him with the farming by running errands. Edna has out-lived all her siblings. Certainly this can be partially attributed to a selfdetermination that she showed so long ago when she chose to believe in herself.

achieved last week with some basic KCCRS skills. Many grade levels showed 90-100% on the test. It is safe to say, these skills from the KCCRS are indeed age appropriate. Mrs. Boxum, Primary School Principal, discussed the elementary’s first staff meeting with teachers which took place last week. She informed the board of the target scores for the first and second grade students. Mark Newton, Intermediate School Principal, informed the board of early release Wednesday, September 18 at 1:35 p.m. He said Southwest Plains would be training on AIMS web. Lance Custer, Middle School Principal, talked about schedule changes and reported all MAP data is finished. He talked about “HMS Your key to success” with the first objective being responsibility. Clint Merritt gave principal Gregg Errebo’s report. He talked about Hugoton hosting the volleyball tournament last week. Hugoton girls placed second. They lost to Cimarron in finals. There is a large Liberal tournament this week. Merritt also talked about the high school football team winning their first home game against Holcomb. He also informed the board the cross country boys placed eighth at Wamego. Hugoton will host the cross country meet this Saturday starting at 9:00 a.m. Jan Kilbourne, HLA Principal, told the board the school has over 50 students with 48 working for diploma and English. Of the 50 there are about 28 students school age and some of the students are from out of district. There was some discussion about the District budget and long-term planning and the High Plains Educational Cooperative (HPEC) report.

The board approved the District goals for student achievement. Similar goals were BOE approved this time last year. These aggregate student scores were derived from four years of previous data. The BOE and administration monitors the growth on these goals. Elise Heger will update the BOE every spring about grade level progress/ growth on these goals. For now these are just MAP goals in math and ELA. In science the school is using MAP, EXPLORE and PLAN. The district truly wants all the students to be college and career ready and these scores constitute an important part of their district dashboard. The one year contract for Superintendent Mark Crawford was approved. The board approved the long distance and out of state field trips for the 2013-2014 school year. The revised HHS student handbook was approved. There were only two changes to this handbook. One is the criteria for the Val and Sal is separated for the classes of 2014 and 2015 and the newest criteria for the class of 2016, and beyond. In addition, the verbiage for early graduation has slightly changed. This change involves a window of time for students to submit their request. The board approved the motion to let bids for wireless internet upgrades for Hugoton Elementary School. The current HES wi-fi is very slow. The district has purchased a lot of IT devices with grant monies that require wi-fi. The main devices are iPads. The district has over 100 iPads and laptops in the building. The meeting was adjourned.

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Moran Continued from page 1 suddenly facing substantial Medicare cuts and severe financial challenges. These hospitals comprise a significant component of Kansas’ health care safety net, and are essential to the survival and success of many Kansas communities.” “The CAH program was created to address and strengthen the unique challenges rural health care providers face,” Senator Moran continued. “It is vital that Kansans, health care providers and community leaders make this case to their elected officials in Washington to oppose any effort to enact these flawed proposals into law.” The Senate Appropriations Health Subcommittee has jurisdiction over funding for most agencies within HHS that impacts hospitals and other health care providers, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS

awareness the school feels their streets and crossings are safer. Ultimately, students and motorists have to make good decisions. Thank you, parents and patrons, for being attentive to all our pedestrians. Also, he spoke about the ultra, right-wing, tea party assault on the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (KCCRS). Every month parents and educators are speaking in support of these new standards in Topeka, but also parents from other circles are speaking to the State BOE denouncing the KCCRS, derived from the Common Core State Standards. The State BOE, including Sally Cauble, are firm in their support for the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards; however, now some ultra right-wing Legislators are joining forces. Most of what these anti-KCCRS parents are saying is simply misinformation. Sadly the elected officials are believing it. They are calling the standards Obamacore. They say it is a loss of local control and the standards are age inappropriate. Irrational and wildly inaccurate internet articles are being circulated describing the standards as promoting pornography, requiring schools to collect religious and political affiliation and even requiring students to submit blood samples. This is all grossly inaccurate. The teachers at USD 210 feel like they have more local control. They are spending time with their grade level and subject area peers from Hugoton, and developing their own units of study. Nothing is included in the units, unless the teachers place the content and the skill focus into their own curriculum. Primary principal Tiffany Boxum enthusiastically reported the great performance the first through third graders

is the division of HHS responsible for administering Medicare and Medicaid. During subcommittee budget hearings the past two years, Senator Moran has discussed with HHS Secretary Sebelius his concerns with policies the Administration has proposed that would disproportionately affect Kansas and other rural states by threatening the survival of many rural hospitals. In addition, Senator Moran included language in the Senate FY2014 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill to encourage CMS to work with the HHS’ Office of Rural Health Policy on this issue to make certain rural patients maintain access to necessary health services. The Administration’s FY2014 budget proposal seeks to cut Medicare reimbursements for all CAHs and completely eliminate the enhanced reimbursement many of these

facilities receive for caring for an increasingly aging patient population across a wide area. Unfortunately, this OIG report follows the same faulty analysis based on technical mileage requirements, rather than focusing on the needs of individual rural communities. Senator Moran, along with 19 of his Senate colleagues, also recently contacted the Senate Finance Committee to express support for the CAH program, as well as concerns with the effects of the Administration’s budget proposals and the OIG report. During Senator Moran’s time in Congress, he has visited every community hospital in Kansas. The visits are extremely useful because they give him the opportunity to talk with Kansas health care providers and learn more about how they care for the residents of their communities.

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Friday the thirteenth ends well for Eagles Friday the thirteenth didn't bring the Eagles any bad luck when they took on the Holcomb Longhorns at Hugoton's home field. The Eagles played a great first half scoring 14 points while holding the Longhorns to seven points. Both teams lost some momentum in the third quarter and weren’t able to score. Hugoton returned in the fourth quarter, adding one last touchdown to take the win 20 to 7. The first quarter began with the Longhorns receiving the ball on their 15 yard line. Holcomb drove 35 yards before punting the ball back to the Eagles. Yates Sutton took the team down field only to give the ball back after not being able to score. It wasn’t until one minute remained in the quarter that Hugoton scored the first touchdown. Sutton was not able to pass to any of his receivers and was forced to run 53 yards to score for the Eagles. Michael Baeza received a short pass

from Yates to add the two point conversion. The first quarter ended with the Eagles in the lead 8 to 0. Holcomb started the second quarter receiving the ball. Again the game seesawed back and forth until a little over three minutes remain in the first half. Sutton added another touchdown on an 80-yard run bringing the Eagles to 14. In the final two minutes of the game, Holcomb was able to add their only touchdown and extra point kick. The third quarter saw the ball moving back and forth but neither team was able to get the ball into the end zone. Hugoton received the ball on the second half kickoff but lost control of the ball after Hugoton fumbled the ball and the Longhorns were able to recover it. With two minutes remaining in the quarter, Holcomb intercepted a pass, keeping the Eagles out of the end zone. The final quarter began

Riley Sosa sets up the ball for a fellow Lady Eagle to spike. Teammate Carly Martin gets down and ready for the return ball.

Mitchell Persinger prepares to send the ball down field during the recent home game.

Ross Davis takes the handoff from quarterback Yates Sutton during Friday’s game against Holcomb. with Holcomb in control but they were forced to punt after a couple of minutes of play. As time ticked down the Eagles needed a big play to end this game on a positive note. That moment came when Kellen Watkins intercepted a pass by Holcomb and ran the ball to Holcomb’s four-yard line before being brought down. On a quarterback keeper, Sutton ran the last four yards to score Hugoton’s third touchdown. A two-point conversion was attempted but was not successful. A few minutes later the game ended with the Eagles victorious. Five Eagles carried the ball for a total of 45 carries and a total yardage of 266. However, Hugoton had five penalties for a loss of 50 yards and three fumbles resulting in one loss of possession. Holcomb had 75 yards with only six yards rushing and 69

yards coming from passes. The Longhorns suffered from 12 penalties and 65 yards lost. Quarterback Yates Sutton carried the ball 16 times for 149 yards, followed by Ross Davis who carried the ball seven times and added 54 yards rushing. Mitchell Persinger carried the ball 14 times and added 31 yards, Michael Baeza carried the ball five times for 24 yards and Kellen Watkins carried the ball three times for eight yards. Bernie Mendoza kicked off four times for the Eagles for 152 yards and Persinger punted four times for 123 yards. Ulises Armendariz returned one kick off gaining 32 yards before being brought down. The Eagles will travel to Guymon, Ok., this Friday night for another exciting night of Eagle football.

Six HHS runners compete at huge Wamego meet Yates Sutton is ready to take the snap from center Luis Sanchez in the home game. Hugoton wins the game against Holcomb, 20-7.

Sports Schedule Thursday, September 19 High School Girls’ Golf, vs Garden City at Buffalo Dunes, 1:00 p.m. High School Volleyball, Hugoton Dual (Guymon) at Home, 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 20 High School Varsity Football, at Guymon, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 21 High School Cross Country, at Home, 9:00 a.m. High School Volleyball (V), Tournament, at Liberal, 8:30 a.m. High School Volleyball (JV), Tournament, at Sublette, 9:00 a.m. Middle School Cross Country, Hugoton at Home, 9:00 a.m. Monday, September 23 High School JV Football,


vs Guymon at Home, 6:00 p.m. High School Girls’ Golf (V), at Colby, 3:00 p.m. High School Cross Country, at Ulysses, 4:00 p.m. Middle School Volleyball, Seventh Grade (AB), at DC Comanche, 4:00 p.m. Middle School Volleyball, Eighth Grade (A), Hugoton Tournament, 4:00 p.m. Middle School Cross Country, at Ulysses, 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 24 High School Volleyball (V), Quad, at Elkhart, 4:00 p.m. Thursday, September 26 Middle School Football, at Dodge City, 4:00 p.m. High School Girls’ Golf (V/JV), vs Holcomb at Buffalo Dunes, 1:00 p.m.

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Six members of the boys’ high school cross country team traveled to Wamego last weekend to participate in the Wamego Invitational Cross Country meet. “Outside of the State meet this is the biggest meet we compete in during the season,” said Coach Nick Rodriguez.

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Eighth grade puts together 50-0 victory The Hugoton Middle School eighth grade traveled to Garden City’s Kenneth Henderson to play football Thursday, September 12. It was a wet damp day, however it was a perfect day for football. The eighth grade game started with Hugoton receiving the opening kickoff. It only took the Eagles two plays to go 58 yards for the score on a big Mitchell Hamlin 53 yard TD run. The two point try was no good, making the score 6-0 Hugoton. Most impressive for the day was the Hugoton defense, as it was stifling all day long; rarely, if ever, allowing any yardage and only one first down the entire first half. Kenneth Henderson took over, going three and out. After a nice kick return by Nathan Leininger, the Eagles set up shop on the KH 48 yard line. The Eagles marched seven plays and scored on a 25 yard Nick Mahan run, the two-point conversion by Baeza was good, making the score 14-0. KH then went three and out, punting to the Eagles, where they took over on the 49 yard line. Penalties and

sloppy play moved the Eagles back to their own 30 yard line, while they were able to march back into KH territory. Hugoton lost the ball on a fumble, and that ended the first quarter. Holding KH to a three and out, Hugoton marched down and scored on the following possession making it 20-0. After another three and out, Hugoton put together a five play drive ending with a Marcos Baeza TD, the two point by Hamlin was good, making the score at the half 28-0. KH got the ball to start the second half, but it was situation normal, as Coach Gillen's defense picked up where it left off, not allowing anything but punts. There were even two great interceptions by Bradan Slemp and Azarael Rodriguez. The Eagles then scored three more times in the second half making the final score 50-0. The Eagles ended the day with a solid 366 yards on the ground. Nick Mahan ran six times for 105 yards, Marcos Baeza chipped away with 14 carries for 76 yards, Mitchell

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Hamlin ran five times for 112 yards, and Nathan Leininger ran four times for 28 yards. Coach Schechter commented, “While the final score did show that we scored a lot of points, it was obvious to us coaches that our defense carried the day. We really got off the ball and hit tonight, and made sound fundamental tackles. Offensively, we have a lot of kinks to work out, we

must get crisper and more efficient as the weeks go on. We also need to clean up our penalties, seven for 35 yards is to many for one game. But, all and all it was a good effort and one to be proud of.” The Eagles get another chance this week to play a very good football team in Liberal West. That game will be home beginning at 4:00 p.m. September 19.

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Lady Eagles end tournament in second place The Lady Eagles participated in the annual Hugoton invitational Volleyball tournament Saturday. Hugoton started with a win against Elkhart 25-15 and 25-16 followed by another win against Syracuse 25-5 to 25-6. The Lady Eagles lost their third game against South Gray after three matches, 23-25, 25-23 and 25-15. Hugoton failed to win the final game of the day with a loss against

Cimarron 12-25 and 19-25. Hugoton ended the tournament in second place with Cimarron winning first place. The JV Lady Eagles also competed against eight teams and finished fourth. Hugoton beat Syracuse and South Gray but lost to Dodge and Meade. Dodge won the JV tournament. The Varsity, JV and the C team will travel to Guymon Thursday for a duel.

Sports by Reece McDaniels HMS eighth grade B-Team finishes with a 3-1 at Liberal West The Hugoton Middle School eighth grade B-Team competed at home for a finish of 3-1 on the competion. The team defeated Liberal West in two sets 21-9, 21-18 and Kenneth Henderson 2117, 21-14. The Lady Eagles came up short against Horace Good in three games 21-18, 15-21, 915. But came back strong against Liberal South defeating the team in two sets 2111, 21-8 As a team they served 86%. Top servers for the event were Trinity Warren

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Taylor Haar makes a big play last Thursday at Elkhart when she spikes the ball back over the net.

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Mary Weaver is high point again at Goodland The Hugoton High School girls golf team participated in the Goodland meet Tuesday, September 10. “Again our high point belongs to Mary Weaver who again played exceptional golf and played herself onto a tie for second place with a 60. After a tiebreaker she ended up taking home the third place JV medal. Mary took a tough course and played it to the best of her abilities and it paid off,” said Coach Rex Evans. Bailey Haynes was the low varsity scorer with a 113 and Courtney Ferguson followed close behind with a 117. “On a day when less than ten golfers shot under 100, I was very pleased with their scores. Take a few mistakes away and both these seniors could have shot ten strokes less, maybe even 12”, said

Coach Evans. Gabby Rawlins played a superb front before stumbling a bit in the heat and finishing with a 124. “Big things coming for this sophomore, I can feel it,” stated Coach Evans. Alyson Kiley shot a 157 but had a highlight on the par 3 second hole. Her tee shot was directly at the hole stopping on the green seven feet from a hole in one. “She took par on the hole, which was good as I had seen golfers put up scores of 8 on that same hole earlier in the day, said Coach Evans. “Abby Crawford told me at the beginning of the round she set a goal of 140. She shot a 141, so proud of her work ethic and for setting goals to achieve,” concluded Coach Evans.

The Hugoton Elementary School (third -sixth grade) are hosting a Local NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick (PP&K) Competition powered by USA Football. Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the HES hosts this event September 26, 2013, during their PE class time. The competition is free to boys and girls ages six-15, hosting a boys division and a girls division. For competition information call the Hugoton Elementary, Miss

Gabby Rawlins, a returning varsity player played on the JV side. Gabby was sidelined for over two weeks after having her appendix removed, but she played great golf shooting a 65 and taking the second place medal for JV. Amy Scott and Mary

The Hugoton Middle School eighth grade A-Team traveled to Liberal for some volleyball competition. Coach Ferguson said “I think we probably should have gone 4-0 tonight, but we came out a little cold against Horace Good. I believe we will get them the next time we meet. The girls did come out very strong against Kenneth Henderson and played a great game. We

Weaver both medaled also in the top five of the JV competition. “These two girls are gonna be fun to develop and watch in the next few years, said Coach Evans. Abby Crawford shot a 74 on varsity. Alyson Kiley shot a 80 and Kyra Kalani shot a 86.

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Daniels, at 620-544-4376 ext. 27. The top finishers will then advance to a Sectional Competition (usually in Scott City) to compete against area winners. The winners at the sectional competition will have their scores compared with other sectional champions. The top four scorers from the pool of sectional champions advance to the Kansas City Chiefs Team Championship, to be held at their game vs Denver Broncos December1, 2013.

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Courtney Ferguson brings home a medal Thursday, September 5 the Hugoton High School girls golf competed at their home meet. Courtney Ferguson led the way on varsity bringing home a fourteenth place medal with a score of 53. “Courtney played with a lot of desire today and it showed,” said Coach Rex Evans. Bailey Haynes played well and shot a 61. Bailey is the only other senior and her play and leadership is very valuable.

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The putt looks good as Bailey Haynes attempts this shot at the recent Hugoton hosted girls golf tournament.

continue to improve on our transitions and setting up the offense for an attack.” The team has a record of 3-1 with a over-all record of 9-3. The Lady Eagles lost to Horace Good in three sets 22-20, 13-21 and 11-15. The team came back to defeat Kenneth Henderson in three sets 7-21, 21-16, 15-7, Liberal South in two sets 21-16, 21-9 and Liberal West in three sets14-21, 21-14, 1715. Team serving was 155/179 for 86.6%. The Smack’em Award went to JoHanna Rawlins with 14 kills and one block and the Fired’up Award with 30/33 for 90.9%. Brooklyn Harper was 43/48 for 89.6%, with five aces, two kills, and one block. Dallie Hoskinson was 20/20 for 100% with one kill. Britta Beesley was 16/17 for 94.1% with two kills.

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Senators call for extension of CRP grazing

Hugoton FFA students attend the Kansas State Fair. Pictured in the front row are Luis Flores, Mariah Rome, Jessica Harper, Reed Rome, Thomas Frederick, Emma French, Lacy Brecheisen, Roman Lindstrom, Tyler Goode and Elia Mendoza.

In the back row are Kyra Kalani, Anna Rome, Landon Brecheisen, Romano Burger, Nick Evans, Brady Marshall, Jacob Teeter, Caleb Henry, Alfredo Luna, Bernabe Mendoza and Christobal Salcedo. Photo courtesy of Les McNally.

Birding opportunities plentiful during fall migration Every year, hundreds of bird species fly south through Kansas during the fall migration, creating many unique birding opportunities throughout the state. Hummingbirds, shorebirds, waterfowl, and neotropical migrants such as warblers, flycatchers and orioles, are just a few of the birds residents can expect to encounter during this special period. “Morning is the best time to go out since birds tend to be more active in the cooler parts of the day,” said Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism wildlife education coordinator Mike Rader.

April showers might bring May flowers, but fall brings neotropical migrants. “However, sometimes activity will pick up in late afternoon just before birds go to roost, too.” An avid birder himself, Rader suggests some of the best birding hotspots can be in your own backyard.

“Neotropical migrants can be sought in any decent woodland habitat across the state, but some of the most reliable spots each year actually include park areas in Wichita, Topeka, Lawrence, and Johnson County,” said Rader. “Fall

migration is also a great time to check out the corners of our state, with many western species found along the western tier of counties from border to border, but especially around the Elkhart/Cimarron Grasslands region of extreme southwest Kansas.” Rader added the Southeast Kansas Nature Center in extreme southeast Kansas near Galena is also an excellent location to bird watch. For information about where to bird watch in Kansas, including tools for identifying species, visit the Kansas Ornithological Society’s Web site at

Furharvester workshop offered September 21 The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is hosting a furharvester’s workshop September 21, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Marvin Green Building of the Crawford County Fairgrounds in Girard. Topics covered in the workshop include furharvesting

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laws and ethics, trapping equipment, trap sets for a variety of furbearers, fur handling and more. Anyone born on or after July 1, 1966 must complete a certified furharvester education course before trapping on land other than their own. An online furharvester education course is available at under Furharvester Education, but students will learn much more in an outdoor classroom with experienced instructors. “Furharvesting is probably the most intimate outdoor activity you can take part in when it comes to wildlife because you have to know a lot about the habits and habitats

of the animals you are trying to catch to be successful,” said Mined Land Wildlife Area manager David Jenkins. “It’s an important part of our American heritage that we should pass on to the next generation.” To sign-up for the workshop, contact Jenkins at 620231-3173. The workshop is free and lunch will be provided.

A furharvester education course exam will be given to those who are not certified. For more information on furharvesting regulations, get a copy of the 2013 Kansas Hunting and Furharvesting Summary. For more information on trapping and furharvesting education, go to www.ksoutdoors. com.

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United States Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran last week called on U.S. Secretary of the Department of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to extend emergency grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands to help livestock producers hit hard by lingering and intensifying drought. The following is the text of the letter sent recently to Secretary Vilsack: Dear Mr. Secretary: Thank you for your continued commitment to provide every USDA resource to help producers and communities deal with the devastating effects of ongoing drought. While many parts of the country and Kansas have received much-needed rainfall, areas of Western Kansas continue to suffer from multiple years of severe drought. July 11, you received a letter asking for the swift and unrestricted release of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for emergency haying and grazing. July 16, the Kansas State Farm Service Agency (FSA) Committee, FSA Executive Director Adrian Polansky, and the State Technical Committee released CRP acreage for haying and grazing. Due to the lingering, and in some cases intensifying, drought, we ask you again to swiftly authorize actions to allow livestock producers to effectively respond to drought conditions.

In order to assist producers, last year August 29, 2012, you announced that USDA would permit farmers and ranchers in drought stricken states that have been approved for emergency grazing to extend grazing on CRP land through November 30, 2012, without incurring an additional CRP rental payment reduction. These actions a year ago significantly helped livestock producers and we ask that you authorize a similar extension of emergency grazing through November 30, 2013. Extending producers’ ability to utilize CRP acreage will allow producers to better prepare for this winter’s forage needs. USDA agencies and personnel have forged a partnership with farmers, ranchers, local communities and state government agencies to utilize every available resource and program authority for survival and sustainability until weather patterns improve. Without adequate forage, the Kansas cattle industry, which generates more than $7 billion in cash receipts annually, will be negatively impacted as producers will be forced to sell their cattle. Irreplaceable genetics and traits bred for generations could be lost in the open market, jeopardizing our state’s leading industry. Submitted by the Office of Senator Jerry Moran.

Kansas farmers can lend a helping hand to grow their communities Thanks to famers across Kansas, $1,030,000 has been invested in rural communities throughout the state. Back for the fourth consecutive year, America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will be giving farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation for their favorite, local nonprofit organization. • FFA chapters across the state have received a total of $112,500 in Grow Communities donations. • Farmers helped put out fires by donating $150,000 to fireand health-related organizations. • Service organizations, like

food pantries, have received $150,000. • Grow Communities has donated $230,000 to education organizations. • Community improvement organizations have received $207,500 through Grow Communities. • Many farmers chose to give back to their local 4-H clubs. A total of $165,000 has been donated to 4-H clubs across the state. Farmers and rural community members can now visit or call 1-877-267-3332 and register to win or submit an idea for a nonprofit in need of funding.

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Bethel Friends hosts special services with Gary Wright

David and Brenda Eckert show their beautiful butterfly bush located in their backyard. The bush is starting to attract monarch butterflies

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Bethel Friends Church would like to invite you and your family to attend special services with Gary Wright September 22-24. Gary is a gifted evangelist who has dedicated his life to reaching the world for Jesus. Gary will be preaching at Bethel Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m., and Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. Gary E. Wright is the founder and President of World Renewal International, a church planting mission organization headquartered in Greenfield, In. WRI has a staff presence in over 20 countries and has served in over 50 countries. WRI has planted over 200 churches and started and maintains two orphanages in Haiti and the Northeast Seminary and

International School in Carpina, Brazil. Many of the churches planted by WRI included elementary and high schools. WRI serves child feeding programs in Brazil, Haiti and Kenya, Africa. WRI also ministers in over a dozen countries of the Arab world. Gary grew up in a Friends church in Indiana where he was appointed as an evangelist in 1973. Gary is presently an appointed evangelist for Evangelical Friends Churches of Eastern Region. He served as Chairman of Pastoral Ministries on the faculty of Barclay College from 1986 to 1990 and, along with wife Carol, founded and serves as the site-manager and faculty of the Barclay College Extension since 2010 in Greenfield. Gary has served congregations

Gary Wright in pastoral ministry in Indiana, Kansas, Michigan and Ohio for over 24 years. He also serves on the teaching staff of Brandywine Community Church in Greenfield, and is a singer and recording artist with three albums, one including the Renewal Band. Gary and wife Carol live in Greenfield. They have four children and four grandchildren.

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

Focus on Healthy Carbohydrates It seems like we can’t make up our minds when it comes to what is, or isn’t, good for us to eat. In the ‘80s and ‘90s it was all about low-fat diets being best for us. Then the Atkins craze influenced a great number of people to choose low-carbohydrate, high protein meals. Today it seems to be the push to focus on carbohydrates, and what kind and how much we are eating. Are all of these trends poor choices? Or is it simply the more we learn about nutrition, the more we find out we didn’t know? Fran Alloway is a Penn State Extension Nutrition Educator and registered dietitian who recently published an article that does an excellent job explaining what a carbohydrate is and how it works. Alloway describes carbohydrates as one of the three nutrients contributing calories to our food. Along with protein and fat, they fuel our bodies for physical and mental activity, as well as basal metabolism — which is needed just to exist. Carbohydrates are found in four of the five food groups: grain, fruit, vegetable and dairy. Only meat, poultry, fish and oils do not contain carbohydrates. For most of us, more than half of our calories come from carbohydrates each day. The 45 to 65 percent of calories consumed recommended by USDA is 900 1,300 calories (250 - 350 gm) each day. That is based on a 2,000 calorie daily intake. Classes of carbohydrates include sugars, starches, and fiber. All are composed of glucose. Table sugar contains two molecule chains, whereas, starches and fiber can be hundreds of molecules chains. For this reason, sugars, whether simple sugars or fruit sugars, are absorbed quickly by the body. Starches, especially those with fiber, such as whole grain foods, take much longer to be absorbed. The fiber in food is not absorbed, and absorbs dietary cholesterol, contributes to vitamin K manufacture in the gut, provides a feeling of fullness and keeps our dinner remains moving to prevent constipation. So, are there good and bad carbohydrates? Many scientific sources are studying the increased amount of sugar and corn syrup in our foods today. The average person in the United States has increased his sugar intake in the last 30 years from 11 per-

cent of daily calories to 16 percent. USDA translated this into about 80 pounds of sugar per year, or 21.4 teaspoons a day. This does not include fruit juices or sugar in whole foods. The USDA 2010 Dietary Guideline for Americans recommends we limit added sugars. In layman’s terms, these would be desserts, pastries, sugar sweetened beverages, candies and foods with sweetened glazes or sauces (think sweet potatoes with brown sugar and marshmallows). Many nutritionists call these “occasional” foods — foods to enjoy for special occasions, but not every day. While not exactly “bad” carbohydrates, they would not be on the list of healtful eating, diabetic or low carbohydrate choices. Some of these carbohydraterich foods can still be enjoyed by using sugar substitutes that replace the sugars and often the calories. The Dietary Guideline also recommends at least half of all the grains consumed be whole grain foods. In the “good” category of carbohydrates would be vegetables and fruits, whole grain breads and cereals, and lowfat or skim milk and dairy products, all without added sugars. A growing number of people are being diagnosed with pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, or glucose intolerance. While controlling carbohydrate intake is essential for these conditions, would the rest of us benefit from eating fewer carbohydrates? Yes, and no. Increase your intake of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and low fat dairy — the “everyday” carbohydrates — and decrease your sugars — the “occasional” carbs. Carbohydrates are an essential nutrient in the diet. Limiting their intake is not required for good health. Just make beneficial carbohydrate choices.

Hugoton’s First Christian Church Olympians are joyful after collecting canned goods for Project Hope.

Black Hills responds to foul stench calls Black Hills Energy employees in Liberal responded to more than 175 suspected natural gas leak calls from customers after a mechanical failure caused an excess amount of harmless gas odorant to be released into the gas distribution system. Natural gas at its source is odorless, so large-volume suppliers and utilities, including Black Hills Energy, inject the gas with mercaptan, a harmless chemical commonly said to smell like rotten eggs. The stench can be the first alert to a potentially dangerous natural gas leak. “Safety is our first priority, no matter what,” said Ronnie Sumner, an operations supervisor for the Liberal area. “Even though we knew all those calls were probably generated by the odorant, not a natural gas leak, we immediately responded to every call.” Eighteen Black Hills Energy employees, some from other Black Hills’ offices, blanketed the area into the night to make sure there were no actual safety issues. “We thank all of our employees for the time and effort they put into responding to each and every call,” Sumner said. “We require a full leak investigation at the source of each call, which can take up to 45 minutes per location. Our ability to recruit employees from other locations allows us to respond to issues of any scale.” Sumner said no one should ever hesitate to report a suspected gas leak. “Natural gas is a safe, dependable energy source, but incidents can occur.

If you suspect a leak, get everyone out of the building or the area immediately. Call 911 or the Black Hills emergency number, 800-694-8989, from another location. Indoors, don’t use phones, touch light switches, open or close windows and doors, or turn any electronics on or off. Any of those acts can cause static electricity, which can ignite leaking gas.” Most gas leaks are caused by a customer’s faulty equipment, or result from someone striking a line while digging. As a friendly reminder, at least two days before you plan to disturb the soil, always Call Before You Dig by calling 811 toll-free to reach your state’s line locating service. A technician will come to the site and mark all underground pipes and wires at no charge before you start your project. It’s free, it’s safe, and it’s the law. Black Hills Energy serves 110,000 natural gas customers in 62 Kansas communities and is a subsidiary of Black Hills Corp., a growth oriented, vertically integrated energy company with a tradition of exemplary service and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Black Hills Corp. is based in Rapid City, S.D. It serves 769,000 natural gas and electric utility customers in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming, and its non-regulated businesses generate wholesale electricity and produce natural gas, oil and coal. More information is available at and www.blackhills

STEVENS COUNTY Activity Center - 544-2283 Nutrition Center - 544-8041 ~ Barbara Beeks ~ We’re getting closer and closer to fall with the cooler weather. It’s a nice change from the heat. Haven’t the rains been nice? We appreciate every little bit. Menu Sep. 19..............Polish Sausage .................................& Kraut Sep. 20 ......Oven Fried Chicken Sep. 23 ........................Bierocks

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Monday, September 23 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Line Dance.................7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 24 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bridge......................................... Wednesday, September 25 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Paint...........................1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 26 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bridge.........................................

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Satanta Indians overcome MHS Wildcats

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Wednesdays Starting September 11, Kids Club will meet at Moscow United Methodist Church every Wednesday from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. unless there is no school on that day. For information call 5982426. Friday, September 20 Homecoming parade sponsored by the Moscow Booster Club, starting at 4:15 p.m. Call Kristy Brazeal at 541-1602 for information. HOMECOMING — High School Football vs Deerfield at home

Saturday, September 21 Cross Country meet in Hugoton; 9:30 a.m. Friday, September 27 High School Football vs Greeley County at home Tailgate party hosted by Pheasant Heaven Charities; serving beings at 6:00 p.m. Friday, October 4 High School Football at Ingalls Friday, October 11 High School Football vs Bucklin at home Friday, October 18 High School Football at Ashland

Homecoming parade planned for Friday, September 20 This year the Moscow Booster Club will sponsor a homecoming parade. This is an all school event. The parade will start at 4:15 p.m.

after school Friday, September 20. Please come out and show your school spirit and support the Moscow Wildcats!


Moscow Wildcats went to Satanta Friday night. Battling strong in the pouring rain, they were defeated by the Indians. They will be playing the Deerfield Spartans this Friday night for Homecoming

Wildcats fight hard against Walsh teams Moscow Junior High girls traveled to Walsh, Co., Thursday, September 12. Walsh Eagles defeated the B-Team girls in two matches, with scores of 14-21 and 521. The A-Team saw some action against the Walsh Eagles. They lost the first match with a score of 14-25. The Lady Cats battled back winning the second match with a score of 25-19, moving the cats onto a third match.

Runners bring home medals from South Gray Congratulations to the following cross country runners after medaling at South Gray this last Saturday: Junior High Division — Bryan Erives, first place; Axel Granillo, fifth place; and Luis Jimenez, sixth place; High School JV Division — Alex Pierson, tenth place; High School Varsity Division: Brice Valdez, sixteenth place. Way to go, boys! The next Cross Country meet will be this Saturday, September 21 in Hugoton starting at 9:30 a.m. This is basically a home meet, so go out and support these Wildcat boys!

& Grill

5th Annual Benefit Men’s Softball Tournament Sat., Sept. 21 - 9 a.m. to ? Moscow Rec Field Moscow, KS $200.00 entry per team Concession available to public Serving Antler’s Famous BBQ Benefit for Travis (Pedro) and April Leal for the premature baby Lanie

Call 598-2078 for take outs East Highway 56 Moscow

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Jace Cross is seconds away from bringing down the opponent at the Thursday evening Walsh vs. Moscow game.

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The boys junior high football team gains another win Thursday night against Walsh. They

are 2-0 now and will be traveling to Springfield Thursday.

PHCI invites fans to tailgate September 27 Pheasant Heaven Charities Inc would like to invite all of the fans attending the Moscow Wildcats vs. Greeley County (Tribune) football game Friday night, September 27, to stop by their tent and enjoy a free hamburger and fixings. PHCI holds several tailgate events each football season as their way of showing appreciation to all of the great southwest Kansas area folks who have supported their efforts.

Pheasant Heaven Charities, Inc. was formed as a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money through various fund raisers for the purpose of helping organizations/charities throughout the Southwest Kansas area. Since 2004, Pheasant Heaven Charities, Inc., along with those involved prior to forming the non-profit group, has donated in excess of $681,000 to local charities,

individuals in need, and civic groups, as well as $92,000 in their scholarship program. By virtue of the generosity of the community, partners, and guests attending events, PHCI reached a milestone in 2012. Since the charity’s start in 2004 the group has raised over $1,000,000! So plan to eat a free grilled burger, enjoy some chips, say hi and watch a great football game! Serving will start at 6:00 p.m.!

Tuesday, September 10, Moscow Lady Cats traveled to Fowler for a triangular meet. Lady Cats started the meet off great with a win over the Fowler Goldbugs in two matches with scores of 25-23 and 25-22. In the next set, the Lady Cats were matched up against the tough Spearville Lancers. They were defeated in the first two matches. Saturday, September 14, the Lady Wildcats traveled to Jetmore for the Hodgeman

County Volleyball Tournament. There were eight teams entered. The Lady Cats started the tournament against the Ingalls Bulldogs. and defeated the Bulldogs in three matches, 26-24, 20-25, and 25-19. The Lady Cats then moved on to play the Minneola Wildcats. The girls defeated them in the first two matches, with a score of 25-16 for both! Their last set was against the powerful Hodgeman County Longhorns. The Lady

Cats struggled and were defeated in two matches, 13-25 and 11-25. But, it still put the Lady Cats in the semi finals play. Moscow played against the South Central Timberwolves and were unfortunately defeated in two games. Scores were 17-25 and 22-25. Moscow Lady Cats are playing at home this week. All Wildcat fans are encouraged to come out and show support.

Student Council has jars in each school classroom for donations to Anthony Crump, a Satanta High School freshman injured at the Satanta and Goodwell game September 6. He has multiple different injuries to

the neck and spine. He is gaining back some movement slowly over the last week and a half but for the most part has been completely paralyzed from the neck down. They will donate the money raised October 15.

Moscow’s Booster Club also made a donation Friday night at the high school game. The Moscow Wildcat fans wore green and green ribbons to show their support of Anthony Crump and family.

Outside, the Moscow Junior High Wildcat boys were gearing up for some football! Within the first 22 seconds of their last game, Kage Allen scored the first Wildcat touchdown putting the score 6-0. Two and a half minutes later, with a 35-yard rush, Kage scored another Wildcat touchdown! The extra point was good, adding another two points to the Cats score! In the second quarter, Kage scored yet another touchdown, rushing 30 yards. Justyn Allen pushed against the line for the two-point con-

version, making the score 220. With thunder and clouds rolling in, the Cats began the third quarter. With just under four minutes on the clock, Kage Allen scored again! No extra points were scored this time. Officials called the game at the end of the third quarter, making the Wildcats undefeated again, with a score of 28-0. Moscow junior high players will be traveling to Springfield, Co., this week. Volleyball begins at 4:00 p.m., followed by football at 5:30 p.m.

Volleyball will also attend the Ulysses Tournament Saturday, September 21. Play begins at 8:30 a.m. Catch some Wildcat pride this week, as it will be Homecoming Friday, September 20! Festivities will begin with a pep rally at 2:45 p.m. in the old gym, a Homecoming parade at 4:15 p.m. down Main Street, Tailgate Party, sponsored by First National Bank, at 5:30 p.m. Coronation will be at 6:30 p.m. on the football field, followed by kick off at 7:00 p.m.!

Lady Wildcats win three, lose three

StuCo raises money for Anthony Crump

Junior High Wildcats remain undefeated

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Thursday, September 25, 2008 The City Council voted for the city to continue to have a city police department as is. There had been discussion of eliminating the city police department and having the sheriff’s department assume responsibility for police protection for Hugoton. Thursday, September 25, 2003 A train derailment involving loaded grain cars with the Cimarron Valley Railroad, L.C. occurred Friday, September 19. Nine train cars were involved as several left the track and fell on their sides about three miles northeast of Hugoton bordering the road to Moscow. The grain in the cars being shipped by Seaboard Farms is being removed. The cars will be moved and evaluated for repairs. Jan Ray Kilbourne of Hugoton received his Masters of Science degree in Education Administration from Fort Hays State University. Thursday, September 23, 1993 A 30’ sculpture of three stalks of wheat intertwined was installed at Pioneer Park by city crews. The work was donated by Hugoton artist Roger Lynch. Thursday, September 29, 1983 Matt Wing has qualified for the North American Rodeo Finals in the steer wrestling event. The NARF selects the top three contestants in November. Thursday, September 27, 1973 Lucky Mee, a paint gelding owned by Bill Hobbs, was named National Champion

History From The Hermes


Compiled by Ruthie Winget

Classified Business and Professional Directory

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

TOP BEEF OF SHOW — This Hereford raised as a 4-H project by Jimmy Gooch won the beef championship for him and brought the top price in the 4-H beef sale Saturday, September Yearling Gelding at Denver, Co. The 1973 Paint National Competition had almost 900 entries. Thursday, September 26, 1963 The Hugoton Hermes has been sold by the Hubbard families to Hale Publishing Co. Gary Hale will be the editor. This will close 42 years of publishing by the Hubbard family. Mr. and Mrs. William Hubbard owned the newspaper beginning April 1, 1921. Wendell and Marguerite took over in January 1945. Bob Davis opened Hi Plains

@YourYOUR LIBRARY Information Source for 99 Years 500 Monroe Hugoton, Ks. 67951-2639 Phone: 620.544.2301 • Fax: 620.544.2322 Email:

SAFETY SIGN-UP Please remind your children to sign up if they are in the library unaccompanied by an adult. Our policy for unaccompanied children is as follows: All children seven (7) years of age or younger or one with special needs relating to physical and mental ability will, at all times, be attended and adequately supervised by a responsible adult, babysitter or mature adolescent sixteen (16) years of age or older. Children ages eight to 15 should not be expected by a parent or guardian to supervise younger siblings. Children eight (8) years of age and older may use the library unattended providing proper behavior is maintained. NATIONAL LIBRARY CARD SIGNUP MONTH September is Library Card Sign-up Month — a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. The observance was launched in 1987 to meet the challenge of then-Secretary of Education William J. Bennett who said: “Let’s have a national campaign...every child should obtain a library card — and use it.”  Since then, thousands of public and school libraries join each fall in a national effort to ensure every child does just that. Library cards are free. Limited borrowing privileges are

Thursday, September 19, 2013

granted on the spot. The SCL requires a photo ID and signature for a library card. Libraries play an important role in the education and development of children. Studies show children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning. TEMPORARY LIBRARY HOURS Until further notice, the library will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and closed Sunday. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. SUMMER READING TSHIRTS AND YARD SIGNS We have a few summer reading t-shirts and yard signs left over from this summer’s reading program. You may purchase a t-shirt (while they last). The yard signs are free to anyone who would like to have one. CLICK FOR BABIES Knit or crochet to prevent infant abuse. Drop off your completed purple baby caps at the library and we’ll send them in! Contact the library for additional details.

12, going to Randall’s Cafeteria in Liberal for 57 cents a pound. From the September 24, 1953, issue of The Hugoton Hermes.

Lumber September 2, 1963. He came from Amarillo and was a salesman for building material. Friday, September 28, 1928 The Gem Theatre at Hugoton offers the movie “College” starring Buster Keaton. It is

Hugoton Two big events in the county this coming Saturday, September 21. From 7:00-11:00 a.m. – The Annual Free Health Fair will be at the Hugoton High School Cafeteria, sponsored by Stevens County Healthcare. Be sure to pre-register at the hospital information desk. Along with community information booths, annual free lab draws will be provided. Cash drawing for pre-registered only. Also, you will need a stamped self-addressed envelope for results. Then, starting at 9:00 a.m. there will be a 24-hour benefit Men’s Softball Tournament in Moscow. This tournament is to benefit Travis and April Leal with their premature baby girl Lanie. There is an entry fee per team. They will also take any other donations to help with cost of shirts and prizes. This year for every $50.00 donation, you will receive a coupon good for one free BBQ dinner to be used at the tournament that day. Antlers will have a concession stand and serve their awesome BBQ. For more details about this tournament, call Teresa or Cassie at Antlers 620-598-2078. Tuesday, September 24, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Business Startup Seminar will be in Room SW229 of the Student Activities Building at Seward County Community College in Liberal. This seminar is presented by the KSBDC. There is not a registration fee for this seminar, but preregistration is required in order to prepare

Meeting planned to discuss Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch rebuilding Michael Stewart, Santa Fe Trail Council Executive, will be speaking about the Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch fire

Large Living Estate Auction September 21 – 10 AM Glassware-Antiques-Collectibles-Furniture-Household Location: Old Dekalb Corn Plant Ulysses, KS

Call (620) 492-4244 To View Flyer & Pics:

and the efforts to be ready for the 2014 camping season. The meeting will be at the Trinity Faith Church south of Liberal September 26, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in hearing about the fire and rebuilding efforts is invited to attend. If you have attended Spanish Peaks Scout Ranch, you will want to hear what is happening at the camp. The District business will be conducted beginning at 6:30 p.m. You are invited to attend to hear the exciting things happening in Cimarron River District.

showing Friday and Saturday evenings. Admission price is 15¢ for kids and 35¢ for adults. If any readers have pictures for the history page of the Hermes, please bring them in to Ruthie Winget at The Hugoton Hermes.

FALL OPEN HOUSE Saturday, September 28 10 am - 4 pm Come check out our Specials Put your name in for several drawings ~ including a BIG GIFT BASKET

We will also have Tastefully Simple with Carla Showers & BeautiControl with Shalie Salazar

Come join us for Treats, Drinks & a Day of FUN!

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE handout materials. Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 620-544-4305 for more details and registration information. There will be a Farmers’ Market, weather permitting, Saturdays from now through October 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. September is National Library Card Sign-up Month – We want to help the Stevens County Library remind parents a library card is the most important school supply of all. Library cards are free. Limited borrowing privileges are granted on the spot. The Stevens County Library requires a photo ID and signature for a library card. Studies show children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. If you or your child do not have a library card, get one today. Other upcoming events include: The Spook Parade October 31 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Main Street. The Grocery Grab will be November 16. Tickets are now on sale at the Chamber office. Proceeds from the Grocery Grab are used to sponsor Park Day, the fireworks display and other activities in the county. Don’t wait to buy your tickets. You don’t want to miss this event. Do you need an activity for your party or special event? Think about renting Captain Parsons’s Pirate Putt Putt from the Chamber. The Chamber has a nine-hole miniature golf course for rent. Call the Chamber Office for availability and rental fees. 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! The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce is here for you!

Pre-book & draw for $ off Product or Services

Ray’s Salon 206 West 5th 620-544-8056

Jerry Stutzman, Broker, Licensed in Kansas & Oklahoma - GRI, MLS

PRIVATE AUCTIONS 160 Acres of Native Grass & Minerals Northwest Seward County, KS Bid by September 17, 2013 160 Acres of Native Grass Grant County, KS Bid by September 24, 2013 310 Acres of Dryland in Stanton County, KS Bid by October 1, 2013 320 Acres of Irrigated in Stevens County, KS Bid by October 8, 2013

Rolla Doctors Office 415 Washington St., Rolla, KS 620-593-4242 Office Hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday Willie Posey, DO Dominador Perido, M.D. Steven Samii, MD, MHA Office Hours Internal Medicine / Cardiologist General Surgery Office Hours 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Office Hours 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Wednesday Monday

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

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

Supported and Sponsored by Morton County Health System Elkhart, KS

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

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

HELP WANTED HELP WANTED: Housekeeper for B&B Motel. Call 620-5442466. (4c37) ---------------

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. Applications are available at Central Office, 205 E. Sixth in Hugoton or online at

Position open until filled.


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

needs a Bather.

- Reliable & Hardworking male or female - Must be able to lift 50 lbs - Love cats and dogs - Able to stand on cement for long periods & get wet - Must be able to get down to clean out cages to clean up pee & poop and mop. - Follow directions, read and speak English.

Come by

Kates Pet Grooming

Pacific Ag is currently seeking a full-time Ag Mechanic. Salary is based on experience.



If interested, please contact: (620) 544-8522 or

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.

Solution to September 12, 2013 puzzle

Kates Pet Grooming

324 1/2 S. Jackson between 8 am - noon to get an application!


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

HELP WANTED (4c36) Pearcy Irrigation is growing their service department and needs two Center Pivot Service Men. Ag related experience and/or strong mechanical ability desired. Stop by our office at 510 W. 5th for an application or call Jonathan at 620-541-1049.



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


HELP WANTED NIGHT WATCHMAN Duties would include unloading cattle, weighing commodity trucks, checking feed bunks. Benefits include affordable health, dental and vision. ESOP retirement program.

Apply at Ulysses Feedyard 1765 E. Rd 21, Ulysses, Ks. 67880 620-356-1750



Now Hiring

Seasonal Harvest Operators Experience preferred but not required. Pay up to $16 an hour based on experience Call (620)544-8522


ULYSSES WAREHOUSE OPERATOR Warehouse operator is required for MIN-AD’s warehouse and transload facility in Ulysses. Warehouse operator will be required to unload bulk hopper cars, inspect and load out trucks, maintain inventory records, prepare shipping documents (bill of lading, scale ticket, and conveyance form) and perform basic maintenance. Ability to work independently and safely is essential. Reporting will be to the Engineering Manager located in Winnemucca, NV. This position will require close attention to quality assurance and feed industry safety standards. Compensation will depend on experience. An excellent benefit package is provided.

For application contact 888-848-8178.


NOW HIRING Maintenance/Truck

Starting at $9.00/hr Must be 18 or older to apply.

Apply at McDonald’s 612 E. 11th



FARM WORKERS. Must have experience with John Deere equipment, AMS (Automated Driving) and center pivot irrigation in Ulysses area. Also, workers in Guymon area for center pivot irrigation. Valid insurable Drivers License required. Full time positions.

Call Jason Schoenfelder at 903-249-2213 or Office at 620-544-8300.


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.


HPEC SPECIAL ED PARAPROFESSIONAL Working in Rolla Schools Job Title: Special Ed Paraprofessional Term: 2013-2014 School Year Salary: Base Hourly Wage - $8.00 Placement on salary schedule is based upon review of previous experience, in-service participation, and/or relevant college course work. Deadline for Applications: Open until filled Applications can be picked up at USD 217 District Office, 204 Van Buren, Rolla, Ks. 67954 or downloaded online: (Please return applications to Shelli Burrows) For more information, call 620-593-4344 Fax: 620-593-4250


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


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

Starting pay $8.00/hr Must be 17 years old or older

APPLY AT McDonald’s 612 E. Eleventh Hugoton


Call 866-840-2066 Ask for Carl



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


Stevens County Healthcare is searching for a Dietary Cook to work at the Hospital. This position is PRN (as needed) with less than 20 hours per week; does include some weekends. Interested candidates must be willing to work flexible hours. Stevens County Healthcare has a position open at Pioneer Manor in the Dietary Department for a Homemaker. Hours include day and evening, some weekends and holidays. Need to have an understanding of basic food preparation, food safety and sanitation important for this position. Homemaker will be working in a household preparing breakfast to order as the residents arrive in the dining room and also preparing salads, desserts, and breads for the lunch and supper meal. 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 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.


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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

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

FOR SALE: Three China Cabinets, 6’ tall, 40-46” wide. All like new. Three-piece Entertainment Center with 30” television set. Like new. Call 620-544-1710. (tfc35) --------------FOR SALE: 8000 watt Porter Cable generator for sale. Electric start. Call 620-4173998. (2p37) ---------------

FOR SALE: Lift chair in excellent condition. Call 5982445 or come by and see 2062 High School Road in Moscow. (3c38) ---------------

Delivery & stacking available

1111 S Jefferson- 3 bed/1 b, cen H/A, fence, carport, storage bldg. Call for details!! 107 N Jackson St - vacant lot - Moorhead Addition 1408 S Jefferson St - vacant lot - Kallenbach Fourth Addition

L at

Sunflower Plaza

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.


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!

1155 Road 25, Rolla - Beautiful Brick, 4 bed/3 bath, att garage, horse barn, equip shop, detach garage, feeding facility, all on 160 acres. Call today for your private showing!!

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!!

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

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

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


Inside Turnaround ~ Second and Main

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

Saturday, September 21, 8:00 a.m. - ???

Dishwasher, File Cabinet, Table, Electrical Stuff, Lamps, Ceiling Fans, Nice Christmas Decor, Books, Kitchenware, Baskets, Furniture, TVs, Blankets & Sheets, All Sizes of Clothes, Shoes,



Find YOUR new best friend in The Hermes Classifieds!

(First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, September 19, 2013) 2t NOTICE OF HEARING ON ADOPTION OF NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PLAN FOR UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 209 You are hereby advised pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 12-17, 117, a public hearing will be held at Moscow Schools Community Room, Stevens County, Kansas, on the 7th day of October, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. to consider whether the United School District 209, should adopt a “Neighborhood Revitalization Plan” for all of the area and territory lying within the corporate limits of such USD 209 in

Grant County, Kansas. The proposed Revitalization Plan is available for public review and consideration at the office of the USD 209 Superintendent’s Office during regular business hours. UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 209 STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS BY: BOARD OF EDUCATION /s/ BY Joe Thompson Board President ATTEST: /s/Pam Hittle Board Clerk

Assembly of God, 138 S. Main

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

(park in back lot)

1030 S. Main


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


1182 Road Q • Hugoton (tfc12)


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


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


Alan D. Higgins, Owner

LAWN PRO Will Schnittker

620-544-1517 FDT ELECTRIC


Handy Haulers

Frankie Thomas, owner

Kelly Mace

Licensed & Insured Over 30 years’ experience in Residential & Commercial Wiring

Lawn Mowing/Odd Jobs 910 Van Buren 544-4403 or 453-9098 26p12

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

Pioneer Manor Family Support Group



1029 S. Van Buren- New Lower Price!!! 2 bed/1 b. att garage, cen H?A, fpl, fence, shed. Call to see this home!!



Feature Of The Week

544-5915 or 544-7776

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

600 E. 11th

IN STOCK *Carpet *Tile *Laminate *Vinyl



617 E 3rd 2-3 bedroom 1 bath and partially furnished. Phone # 620-544-7046 leave message. (3c37) 3325 sq ft 5 bed/3 bath 2 living rooms Master suite upstairs

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

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



201 6th Ave, Rolla

1003 S. Adams

Car port Det. garage in back Fenced yard


Dallas Bressler (owner)

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

WANTED WANT TO PURCHASE: Minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co. 80201. (150p49-12)


7:00 ~ 8:00 p.m. Mondays

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

Call 620-544-3201

Friday, September 20, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Project Hope

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



Celebrate L i fe

Your Snapper Dealer


FREE TO GOOD HOMES: Some tame and some wild cats and kittens. Make good barn cats. Call 620-453-0041. (1c38) ---------------


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

Small Engine Repair


GARAGE SALE: Friday, September 20, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, September 21, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, 804 S. Jefferson, Furniture, Baby Stroller, Lots of Toys and Miscellaneous --------------TWO FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Friday, September 20, 5:00 p.m. - ???, and Saturday, September 21, 8:00 a.m. - ???, 410 S. Harrison --------------MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Saturday, September 21, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, 308 W. Sixth, Furniture, Children’s Clothes, Scrubs, Dishes and Lots of Miscellaneous --------------GARAGE SALE: Saturday, September 21, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 807 S. Adams, inside house. --------------HUGE FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Saturday, September 21, 9:00 a.m. - ???, 200 Van Buren, Some Furniture & Miscellaneous, Weather Permitting. NO EARLY SALES. ---------------

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

An Encouragement Group

Handicap Accessible Apartment • 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

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



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

307 N. Kansas, Suite 101 Liberal, KS 67901

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

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


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. New Listing 603 S. Jefferson St. Call William Hockett at Landmark Real Estate Center at (620)624-1212. New conditioned Home is move in ready. Only 2 doors from school!


Oak, Piñon, Mesquite, Pecan & More

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!

104 Sid Avenue- Ranch, 4 bed/2 bath, new windows, nice wood floors, appliances, att garage, basement, cen H/A, fence. Call today to see this home!!

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



--------------WANTED: Offering $5 for recently killed rattlesnakes. Minimum of 18” usable skin and rattler required. Will possibly pick up in Stevens County. Call 544-3039 and ask for G.W. (3p36)


Hugoton Hermes Classified Ads Deadline:

Monday 5:00 p.m.


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.

OPEN HOUSE ~ Sunday, September 22, 2:00-4:00 pm Sunday, September 29, 2:00-4:00 pm

For a private showing, call 620-544-4331


The Hugoton Hermes

Thursday, September 19, 2013

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ROLLA NEWS Jaron and Jada preside over Homecoming court By Mary Courtney

Friday, September 20 High School Football at Goodwell, Ok. Friday, September 27 High School Football at South Gray Friday, October 4 High School Football vs Fowler at home Friday, October 11 High School Football vs Ash-

land at home Friday, October 18 High School Football at Ingalls Friday, October 25 High School Football vs Bucklin at home Friday, October 31 High School Football at Moscow

Jada Maravilla and Jaron Rusch were crowned homecoming royalty for the 2013 Football Homecoming at Rolla High School. The evening was certainly different for the homecoming festivities. The football field was under water from all the rain, so the game took place on the practice field at the track. Because there were no lights, the game began at 5:00 p.m. Then, the coronation ceremony was in

the gymnasium following the game. Despite the weather, the Rolla High football team improved its record to 2-0 by defeating Deerfield 24-12. Queen Jada Maravilla is the daughter of Ada Guererro and Ruben Maravilla, and Jaron is the son of Penny Rusch and Jon Rusch. The queen’s court were Denae Sullivan, daughter of Mike Sullivan and Janet Sullivan; Mallory Hoyt, daughter of

April Hoyt; Kyri Brummett, daughter of Karrick and Phoebe Brummett; and Mica Ratzlaff, daughter of Wade and Brenda Ratzlaff. Those attending King Jaron were Kyler Telford, son of TJ and

Clint Hull; Colten Clemans, son of Heath and Lisa Clemans; Chance Toole, son of Melody and Scott Ellis and James Toole; and Ty Dixon, son of Lloyd and Kris Dixon, and Steve and Danita Adams.

Join All-Around 4-H Club October 7 The meeting for the AllAround 4-H club was called to order by President Katie Murray September 2, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the Rolla City Park. Roll call was on “What was your favorite thing you did this summer?” The flag salute was not done. There were also no minutes from last month’s meeting. Officers report was given by Katy Howe. The 4-H club discussed the state fair. Record books are due to the Extension Office Septem-

ber 30 by 5:00 p.m. The next meeting is October 7, 2013. The refreshments will be provided by Paige Claassen. Parents of children seven years of age to 18 years of age, who are interested in joining the Rolla All Around 4-H club, please come to the Rolla Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. October 7, 2013. Enrollment cards are also due for previous members by October meeting if they are to be allowed to vote in meeting. Written by SaKya Milburn.

Cindy and Katy Howe enjoy visiting the Kansas State Fair.

Jada Maravilla and Jaron Rusch are crowned homecoming royalty for the 2013 Football Homecoming at Rolla High School. Katie Murray shows her winnings from the Kansas State Fair.

Local 4-H’ers do well at State Fair Rolla and Richfield 4-H’ers received high marks at the Kansas State Fair this year. They took a variety of projects and achieved great success from all of their hard work. Katie Murray was awarded a purple ribbon and Reserve Grand Champion at the fashion review in buymanship. Purple ribbon winners were Katy Howe with her quilt, and McKenzey Hanna in clothing construction in the fashion review. Jennifer Easterwood had one of her photographs chosen for a traveling photo exhibit. Blue ribbon winners were Jayden Hanna, Artemio Villa and Deserae Schwindt in foods and Katie Murray and Jessica Pinkley in photography. Red rib-

bon award winners include Jennifer Easterwood and Katie Murray in photography, Cacee Milburn in clothing, and Jessica Pinkley in foods and clothing. White ribbons were won by McKenzey Hanna and Andres Villa in foods. Jessica Johns completed her second weekend of competition in the horse project and won Grand Champion in horsemanship in level three. On Smoke N Gin, she placed fourth in senior reining, and eighth in senior reining. With her horse Tonic, Jessica placed third in three year old snaffle bit, also known as futurity. There were 225 riders and over 400 horses in the state fair competition, and Jessica finished on top!

Jessica Johns stands with her two winning horses Smoke N Gin and Tonic.

September 19, 2013  

Official newspaper of Stevens County Kansas