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Attend skate competition Saturday in memory of Dominic Esarey This Tuesday, Septem- with meet and greet passes ber 24, marked what would will be offered in a raffle, in have been the sixteenth addition to a Shaun White birthday of an engaging, Pro skate pack. Door prize fun-loving and charismatic raffles will also be offered. young man. Unfortunately, All proceeds from the Dominic Esarey took his skate competition will go to own life in the Dominic April of 2011. Esarey MeIn order to morial Scholhelp other arship Fund young people for the Hugoavoid the ton High urge to follow School Class suit, the Doof 2016. minic Esarey Registration Memorial will begin at Skate Tour11:00 a.m., nament will with competitake place tion starting this Saturat 1:00 p.m. day, Septemwith contests ber 28 at the for beginner, Hugoton intermediate Recreation “best ollie”, Commis“best trick” sion’s skate and 12 and Dominic Esarey park at Third under. and Monroe. A suicide prePlease contact Alisha at vention awareness booth 620-655-7570 or Heather will be available at the at 620-428-2361 for more event, with counselors and information, and find the Nu- event’s page on Facebook at free information. merous sponsors have https://www.facebook. lined up to show their sup- c o m / p a g e s / D o m i n i c port for this event, which is Esarey-Memorial-Skatein its second year. Two Alan Competition/13666206647 Jackson concert tickets 5689.

Mrs. Sarah Kitzke’s class actively participates in the Neighborhood Walk this past Wednesday, as first grade students trekked up and down Main Street learning more about Hugo-

Large numbers of area residents took advantage of the Stevens County Health Fair Saturday, located at the Hugoton High

School cafeteria. Booths offered a variety of services available to community members.

Small business is focus of recent chamber luncheon Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce members enjoyed their monthly luncheon meeting Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at the Memorial Hall. Janice Morgan served a pork loin with pecan pie for dessert. The Chamber Director Ruth Van Horn showed the members the new Welcome Bags she has been handing out to newcomers of Stevens County. She

stated that she has taken twelve bags to new Hugoton teachers, four to new Moscow teachers and two to new pastors. Ruth showed the members the printed tickets for the Grocery Grab as well as the posters. She hopes chamber members will sell lots of tickets for the Grocery Grab. The Grocery Grab drawing will be November 13, 2013. The money collected from this event goes for fireworks, Park Day and Teacher Appreciation. Mrs. Van Horn reminded the members the sign above the chamber office is available for messages concerning any events of Hugoton and Moscow. Call the chamber office to give the information for the sign. A Business Startup

Seminar is planned for September 24 at the Seward County Community College in Liberal. Ruth informed the chamber members of Southwest Friends of the presentation of Arts’ Murder Rides Again, an interactive dinner theater production at 7:00 p.m., November 22 and 23. Early bird discount of $5.00 is available for tickets purchased before November 1. Wild West attire is requested to be worn. The featured speaker for the September luncheon was Michael O’Kane of the Kansas Small Business Development Center out of Liberal. Their industry is to help start up a new business and helping businesses grow. They offer numerous training opportunities.

Chamber of Commerce Director Ruth Van Horn The next chamber luncheon will be October 15 at the Stevens County Antlers of Library. Moscow will provide the meal. The featured speaker will be Anita Wendt from Pioneer Electric.

ton’s neighborhood. Several businesses participated in the adventure, and students - and business owners - were very pleased and excited to take part.

Stevens County one of 73 ROZs in Kansas The Kansas Department of Commerce has announced eight additional counties certified by the Kansas Legislature to participate in the Rural Opportunity Zones “ROZ” program have decided to partner with the state in the student loan repayment program. Stevens County along with Doniphan, Haskell, Meade, Morris, Nemaha, Ottawa and Rice counties have voted to opt in to this portion of the ROZ program. “The Rural Opportunity Zones program has done a great job in drawing residents and skilled workers to rural areas of Kansas,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George. “As additional counties continue to partner with us, the initiative will provide benefits for more rural residents, communities and businesses.” Enacted in 2011 by Governor Sam Brownback and the Legislature, the ROZ program allows qual-

ifying individuals who move to a ROZ county to have their state income taxes waived for up to five years. In addition, counties opting to partner with the state may offer student loan repayments of up to $15,000. The ROZ program initially included 50 counties, 46 of which have opted to partner with the state in the student loan repayment program. In 2013, the Legislature expanded the program to include 73 counties. So far, ten of the 23 newly designated ROZ counties have opted to participate in the program. Since July 2011, the department has received 989 applications for participation in the student loan repayment program from residents of 41 states. Applicants represent a wide variety of industries, with education and healthcare as the two largest professions. For more information about the ROZ program,

please visit KansasCom tunityZones. The following counties have been certified by the Legislature as ROZ counties: Allen, Anderson, Barber, Bourbon, Brown, Chase, Chautauqua, Cheyenne, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Comanche, Decatur, Doniphan, Edwards, Elk, Ellsworth, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Greenwood, Hamilton, Harper, Haskell, Hodgeman, Jackson, Jewell, Kearny, Kingman, Kiowa, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Meade, Mitchell, Morris, Morton, Nemaha, Neosho, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Pawnee, Phillips, Pratt, Rawlins, Republic, Rice, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Scott, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Trego, Thomas, Wabaunsee, Wallace, Washington, Wichita, Wilson and Woodson.

Michael O’Kane, standing, is the featured speaker at the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting. O’Kane is from the

Kansas Small Business Development Center out of Liberal.

Kansas rural hospitals could be in jeopardy Last week in the Hermes was a story from Senator Jerry Moran expressing his concerns with the HHS OIG report. Below is an article from Mike Shields, KHI News Service with more information. Inspector general's report has rural hospitals worried recommendations could jeopardize nearly 90 percent of Kansas’ critical access hospitals A new report from the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services includes recommendations that - if acted upon - could undermine hundreds of small, rural hospitals across the

nation including scores in Kansas, hospital officials and some rural health experts say. "It would be a matter of time before many of them (the hospitals) would have to close," predicted Brock Slabach, senior vice president for member services at the National Rural Health Association, which is encouraging its 20,000 members to voice alarm about the 34-page report to members of Congress. "I don't think any senator or congressman would want to preside over the closure of hundreds of hospitals in rural communities across the United States," Slabach

said, noting that even if the report's recommendations were to go mostly unheeded by federal officials there are other proposals, including a budget plan from the White House, that could hurt the hospitals as the government looks for ways to brake Medicare spending. Proliferation According to the Office of Inspector General, there are more than 1,300 U.S. hospitals designated as "critical access" facilities. Kansas has 83 critical access hospitals — more than any other state. (On the list is Hugoton.) The designation, created by Congress with the BalContinued to page 3

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David Wayne Reeder

Business Hours, Call 544-4959 After Hours, Call 544-2020 Monday, September 16, 2013 • Vehicle Unlock; 100 Block of West Sixth; Citizen Assist; Officer Crane • Public Service; 800 Block of South Harrison; Public Service; Officer Crane • Stray Dog; 200 Block of South Jackson; Unable to Catch; Sergeant Johnson • Suspicious Vehicle; 1000 South Jefferson; Sergeant Johnson Tuesday, September 17, 2013 • Welfare Check; 300 Block of South Harrison; All Okay; Officer Crane • Public Service; 500 Block of South Monroe; Public Service; Officer Crane • Possible Domestic; Thirteenth and Trindle; Subjects Arguing; Officer Crane • Possible Domestic; 900 Block of Coulter; Subjects Separated; Officer Crane • Hit Gas Meter; 700 Block of South Monroe; Notified Black Hills; Sergeant Johnson Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Dog at Large; 800 Block of South Jackson; Dog Impounded; Officer Hagman • Possible Domestic; 900 Block of South Jackson; Subject Arrested; Officer Hagman/Officer Lamatsch Friday, September 20, 2013 • Medical Assist; 1700 Block of

South Main; Public Assist; Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock; 1000 Block of South Main; Citizen Assist; Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock; 200 Block of East Eleventh; Citizen Assist; Officer Crane • Funeral Escort; 100 Block of South Main; Public Service; Officer Crane/Chief Leslie • Dog at Large; ACO Smith/Officer Hagman • Dog at Large; 700 Block of South Madison; Unable to Locate; Sergeant Johnson • Vehicle Blocking Alley; West City Limits; Gone on Arrival; Sergeant Johnson • Suspicious Activity; 700 Block of South Harrison; Sergeant Johnson Saturday, September 21, 2013 • Dog at Large; 400 Block of East Ninth; Returned to Owner; Officer Crane • Civil Standby; 600 East Eleventh; Public Service; Officer Crane • Medical Assist; 300 Block of South Madison; Public Service; Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock; 400 Block of South Monroe; Citizen Assist; Officer Crane • Civil Standby; 300 Block of South Madison; Public Service; Officer

Crane • Medical Assist; 600 Block of South Harrison; Public Service; Sergeant Johnson • Barking Dog; 900 Block of South Van Buren; Spoke to Owners; Sergeant Johnson • Dogs at Large; 600 Block of South Polk; Returned to Owner; Sergeant Johnson • Complaint of Fireworks; 200 Block of South Monroe; Unable to Locate; Sergeant Johnson • Vehicle Unlock; 100 Block of South

Friends and family gathered Friday to remember and honor David Wayne Reeder. Mr. Reeder passed from this life early Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Stevens County Hospital in Hugoton. He was 76. The son of Ashley Walls Reeder and the former Margaret Ann Hollaway, he was born June 18, 1937 in Wilson, Ok. April 24, 1956 Wayne and Geraldean “Jeri” Dollar Reeder were married in Stinnett,Tx. Wayne enjoyed football with his family and he loved to drink coffee with his friends at the Jet Drive-In. Survivors include his wife Jeri Reeder of Hugoton; three daughters, Belinda Medina and husband Jesse, Joy Lewis and husband Russell and Debi Peterson all of

Adams; Citizen Assist; Sergeant Johnson Sunday, September 22, 2013 • Vehicle Unlock; 1000 Block of South Main; Citizen Assist; Sergeant Johnson • Unwanted Subject; 100 Block of East Sixth; Subject Removed; Sergeant Johnson • Medical Assist; 1000 Block of West City Limits; Public Service; Sergeant Johnson

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WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ Pioneer Manor residents play Bingo at 2:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Community members are invited to volunteer or play a game with the residents! AL-ANON Family Group meets at 1405 Cemetery Road Mondays and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. Call 620544-2610 or 620-544-2854 for more information. CELEBRATE LIFE every Monday night 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Assembly of God, 138 S. Main in Hugoton. Park in the back lot. HUGOTON LIONS CLUB meets every Second and Fourth Thursday of the month at Memorial Hall at 7:00 p.m. HUGOTON MASONIC LODGE #406 AF&AM meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday nights - Inside Out Kids at the Hugoton Assembly of God, 138 S. Main, beginning with dinner at 6:45 p.m. Program will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Rides are available by calling Pastor Ben Coats at 620428-1487 before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings. - 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 620598-2426. 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 620-6497644 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. **Notice: Delivery date has changed to November 7**. Contact an FFA member by calling 620-544-4311 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 Grow or call 1877-267-3332 to register to win or submit an idea for a nonprofit organization in need of funding. September 25-28 - “Surviving the Plains” symposium 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 28 - Dominic Esarey Memorial Skate Competition at the Hugoton Recreation Commission’s skate park. Contact Alisha at 620-655-7570 or Heather at 620-428-2361 for more information. 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 1-15 - Yardmaster Gift, Greenhouse and Nursery will be having their fifteenth annual Mum Festival. Visit them Monday through Saturday

Death has claimed the life of Paul R. Rosales Sr. Mr. Rosales passed away Thursday, September 19, 2013 at his home in Ulysses at the age of 70. The son of Gregorio Rosales and the former Clara Reyes, he was born May 5, 1943 at Campbellton, Tx. Paul and Mary M. Montez Rosales were married December 10, 1968 in Ulysses. They renewed their vows November 28, 2012. Survivors include his wife Mary M. Rosales of Ulysses; five sons, Paul Rosales Jr. and wife Cordelia and John Rosales all of Ulysses, Mike Rosales and wife Linda and Royce Rosales and wife Andria, all of Garden City and Raymond Rosales and wife Laura of Salina; five brothers, Foustino Rosales of Lakin, Demetrio Rosales of Ingalls, Gregorio Rosales Jr. of Dallas, Tx., David Rosales of Hobert, Ok. and Richard Rosales of Hollis, Ok.; three

from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Third and Main in Hugoton. October 3 - Liberal Hearing Aid Center will be at Pioneer Manor, 1711 S. Main, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. with free hearing tests, free batteries and free hearing aid cleaning. - Hugoton Aglow will meet at at the Senior Center, 624 S. Main, at 7:00 p.m. for coffee and fellowship. Sharon Benell will speak at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. - Sons of Thunder Southwest Kansas Chapter will host a free man’s meal and fellowship from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the Grant County Civic Center, 1000 W. Patterson in Ulysses. Andy Addis will speak. For more information about the Sons of Thunder, call Monty at 620-353-9507 or Cary at 620-353-9601.

Survivors include his wife Cindy of the home; daughter Brandi Laura Broaddus of Trinidad, Co.; son Chip Howard Broaddus of Woodward, Ok.; his father Charles O. Broaddus Jr. of Hugoton; three sisters, Beverly E. Young and husband (Ret) Col. Morris M. of Niceville, Fl., and Barbara C. McCaskell and Virginia A. Martin and husband Jeffrey D. all of Hugoton; and his brother Mark K. Broaddus and wife Jennifer of Memphis, Tn. Charlie is preceded in death by his mother Juanita Broaddus who passed away April 15, 2013. A graveside memorial service is planned for 9:00

Stevens County Fire Department and Ambulance Report Stevens County Emergency Services run activity for September 16 through September 22. Fire Department Hugoton Station Thursday, September 19 6:49 a.m. - called to Road C

between Road 21 and Road 22 for a tank battery fire. Fire Department Moscow Station No activity this period. Ambulance Activity Four medical runs and one transfer.

a.m. Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Hugoton Cemetery with Pastor Eric Mason officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to the Moscow School Athletic Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 423 S Main, Hugoton, Ks. 67951.

sisters, Mary Ann Romo of Garden City, Maria Martinez of Hollis and Emma Irle of Gonzales, Tx.; his 16 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Those preceding Mr. Rosales in death were his parents; four brothers, Matias Rosales, Reynaldo Rosales, Thomas Cruz Rosales and Enrique Rosales; three sisters, Jovita Benavidez, Irlene Vasquez and Josefina Martinez; and nieces and nephews. Mass service was attended Saturday morning, September 21, 2013 at Mary’s Queen of Peace Church in Ulysses. Burial followed in Ulysses Cemetery under the direction of Grant County Funeral Home. A memorial has been established for Heart Assn. Memorials can be mailed to Grant County Funeral Home, 218 S. Main, Ulysses, Ks. 67880.

Victor Lee Watkins Longtime Hugoton resident Victor Lee Watkins, 66, passed from this life Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Stevens County Hospital in Hugoton.

Charles “Charlie B” Broaddus Lifelong Hugoton resident Charles O. “Charlie B.” Broaddus III passed away Saturday, September 21, 2013 in Hugoton at the age of 57. Born November 7, 1955 in Hugoton, he was the son of Charles O. Broaddus Jr. and the former Juanita Evelyn Miller. Charlie grew up in Hugoton and graduated from Hugoton High School. He received his mechanic training at General Motors Technical training. Mr. Broaddus owned and operated his own shop, Charlie’s Light Truck Service. March 1, 1985 Charlie married Cindy Bressler in Hugoton.

Hugoton; his ten grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. Mr. Reeder was preceded in death by his parents; great granddaughter Hope Lynn Regensburg; his four brothers, Buck Irwin, Harold Irwin, Chink Reeder and Bill Reeder; and one sister, Madilene Tucker. Funeral services were attended Friday afternoon, September 20, 2013 at Assembly of God Church in Hugoton with Pastor Richard Martin presiding. Burial followed in the Hugoton Cemetery under the direction of Paul’s Funeral Home of Hugoton. A memorial has been established for Fresenius-Liberal Dialysis. Memorials may be sent in care of Paul’s Funeral Home, PO Box 236, Hugoton, KSs. 67951.

The son of Robert Wayne Watkins and the former Juanita Steele, he was born January 20, 1947 in Greens-

burg. Vic and Ruby L. Arellano were married February 12, 1966 in Hugoton. They were married for 47 years. Mr. Watkins served his country in United States Navy from 1964 until 1967. Vic enjoyed spending time with his family. He coached and umpired many a baseball game. He was a big Hugoton Eagle fan and enjoyed Hugoton Sports Boosters. His favorite pro football team was the Pittsburg Steelers. Survivors include wife Ruby Watkins of the home in Hugoton; son Kevin Watkins of Hugoton; two daughters, Shanna Flores and husband Manny of Guymon, Ok. and Kristin Farnum and husband Gordon of Hugoton; his eight grandchildren, Koy, Katey and Kellen Watkins, Sara

Pinkham, Brian and Olivia Flores and Amanda and Aleah Farnum; and a host of other relatives and friends. Those preceding Vic in death were his parents and sister Judy Dawson. Funeral services are planned for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Church of God in Hugoton with Pastors Richard Martin, Lanny Bollacker and Ben Staley all presiding. Burial will follow in the Hugoton Cemetery under the direction of Paul’s Funeral Home of Hugoton. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials for Victory In The Valley and Hugoton Sports Booster Club. Memorials may be mailed to Paul’s Funeral Home, PO Box 236, Hugoton, Ks. 67951.

Evelyn Emmert Death has claimed the life of Evelyn Joy Emmert, age 83, of Elkhart. Mrs. Emmert passed from this life Monday, September 23, 2013 at Morton County Assisted Living in Elkhart. She was born March 26, 1930 in Wellington, Tx., the daughter of Doyle Aaron and the former Velma Cass. Joy grew up in Wellington with sister Patsy Sue and brother Jack. Life was hard through the 1930s, and at age eight, Joy’s father passed away. A few years later her mother married J.C. Emmert and she suddenly inherited eight step-brothers and sisters. November 22, 1945, Joy married Thurman Emmert in Wellington. They had four children. Joy was a pastor’s

wife and a busy homemaker. For 34 years they pastored churches in Scott City, Wheeler, Tx., Manhattan, Sylvia, Elkhart, Derby and Palco. They retired back home in Wellington, where they bought their first home. Thurman preceded her in death April 8, 1999. Joy later moved to Elkhart to be closer to two of her children. Survivors include daughter Brenda Grasz and husband Donnie of Elkhart; sons, Mike Emmert and wife Tammy of Elkhart, Rick Emmert and wife J’Neen of Streetman, Tx. and Jeff Emmert and wife Brenda K. of Sunray, Tx.; her sister Patsy Sue Meyer and husband Ron of Hugoton; step-sister, Nancy Harris and husband Joe of Wellington; her

brother J.W. Emmert and wife Eleanor of Sacramento, Ca.; 17 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. Joy is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother Jack; and six stepbrothers and sisters. Funeral services are planned for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Church of the Nazarene in Elkhart with Pastor Keith Davis officiating. Graveside service will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 26 at the Fairview Cemetery in Wellington. Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart was in charge of the arrangements. The family requests memorials be given to the Wounded Warrior Project or Morton

County Assisted Living in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, Ks. 67950

But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. II Timothy 1:10

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Mondays 5 pm Isn’t this nifty? Look who’s turning 50!

The Hospital Gift Shop displays items for sale at the Free Health Fair Saturday. Many people take advantage of the Health Fair sponsored by the Stevens County Hospital. As they had to fast, everyone was desperate for food and coffee by the time they gave their blood.

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Southwest Guidance Center mans their booth at the Free Health Fair at the Hugoton High school cafeteria. Information was available for anyone who stopped by the booth.

HHS OIG report anced Budget Act of 1997, was intended to assure reasonably close hospital access to rural residents across the country by guaranteeing that the qualifying hospitals would receive favorable Medicare payment rates. The favorable rates were to help the small hospitals stay in business despite small patient volumes compared to their urban counterparts. They were enacted in response to hundreds of rural hospitals closing their doors in the 1980s and 1990s. Reimbursing these small hospitals at 101 percent of their costs for Medicare services helps them stay in business despite the relatively small number of patients they treat compared to their urban counterparts. In Kansas, critical access hospitals are also reimbursed on a cost-plus basis for Medicaid services. Congress authorized the higher rates in response to hundreds of rural hospitals closing their doors in the 1980s and 1990s. Sixteen years later, the facilities have proliferated. Now, only five smaller states on the east coast have no critical access hospitals. Kansas has 83. Iowa has the second most with 82. Texas has 80 and Minnesota, 79, according to a list kept by the Flex Monitoring Team. Initially, the designation was allowed only for hospitals more than 35 miles apart with some exceptions for those in "mountainous terrain" or accessible only by secondary roads, meaning via state highways or local roads. ‘Necessary providers’ But until January 1, 2006, states and their governors were allowed to also designate some hospitals that failed to meet the distance requirements but qualified as "necessary providers." That state authority, which qualified the designated hospitals for the higher reimbursements, was widely used, Kansas being a prime example. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, then Kansas governor, signed off on the certification of 31 Kansas hospitals between 2003 and 2006, according to Slabach, who said he hoped she would remember why she did that now that she is the top federal health official. "So, now that she's secretary we just hope she remembers her commitment to rural health and ensur-

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ing access to care in those 31 (Kansas) counties," he said. In any event, the HHS inspectors concluded in their report that 849 of the nation's critical access hospitals — nearly two-thirds of them — would not meet the law's distance benchmarks, if they were forced to reapply for the designation using the original standards. Of those, 751 had been designated by state leaders, such as Sebelius, as "necessary providers." Cutting costs The inspectors are recommending that Congress change the law so that the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services could reassess the critical access hospitals. If that were done according to the original distance requirements, they concluded, hundreds of the hospitals would fail to meet the standards and the government and Medicare patients would save billions of dollars thanks to halted preferred payments. By their estimate, pushing those hospitals out of the designation would save taxpayers $268 million a year in 2011 dollars. Medicare patients would save another $181 million thanks to reduced co-insurance payments. Those calculations are challenged by the National Rural Health Association. Officials there don't even agree with the way the inspectors calculated the number of hospitals that would fail the distance standards, if forced to reapply. "We happen to think that list is in error," Slabach said. "They didn't use very sophisticated mapping techniques. It could be over or under we don't know. But I would say any hospital on the list that doesn't meet the (original) criteria should consider themselves vulnerable." Critical Access Designation To be certified for favorable Medicare rates, Critical Access Hospitals must meet location requirements and cannot have more than 25 beds for acute-care or "swingbed" patients. They must offer 24hour emergency services and the average annual length of patient stays cannot exceed 96 hours. "Seventy-two of our 83 (critical access) hospitals would be affected. That's a lot," said Cindy Samuelson, vice president of member services

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and public relations at the Kansas Hospital Association, commenting on the HHS OIG report. The OIG report included a map reference to Missouri that showed about 70 percent of that state's critical hospitals would no longer be eligible, if the recommendations were followed. But the report did not reach that level of detail with other states. That has prompted state associations around the country to start their own tallies. Slabach and KHA officials said their respective groups were rallying members of Congress in an effort to ward off any of the payment cuts proposed in the inspector's report and likewise to stave off a budget proposal from the Obama administration that also would pare the nation's list of critical access hospitals, though less dramatically. The Obama plan would bump from the list about 70 hospitals nationwide that are within ten miles of one another, trimming Medicare spending by about $40 million a year. Congressional opposition Slabach said Kansas U.S. Senators Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts, both Republicans, have signaled they would oppose the proposed changes to the critical access system and a bi-partisan letter penned by two other farm state senators to HHS has picked up more than 20 signatures. Nose counting in the U.S. House also is underway. "The fact this (OIG) report exists and is out there I don't think is imminently troubling to us because of the support in Congress that we're pleased about," Slabach said. "But you remember how they did the 2013 budget reconciliation. It was 11:55 on New Year's Eve. We're fearful of those last-minute conference committees behind closed doors where they throw everything but the kitchen sink in to boil and you wake up the next morning to find something horrific has been done. So that's what we're trying to prevent." There are other ways that small hospitals are being squeezed financially, regardless what Congress does with the budget or the OIG report. HHS officials in March began a new policy of requiring periodic reassessments of some critical access hospitals, opening the door on the possibility some will be decertified. "This just reiterates the status quo we've seen from the regulatory agencies," said Chad Austin, senior vice president of government relations at the Kansas Hospital Association. "They're just really making it difficult on critical access hospitals." Slabach said his group didn't agree with the OIG's apparent premise that there are too many rural hospitals. "Nobody seems to question whether there are too many hospitals in an urban environment when there's a hospital on each of four corners," Slabach said. "Each state was asked to commit their assessment of what they felt the necessary providers should be. Why would the federal government, some bureaucrat at CMS sitting in Baltimore, know better than the governor and health department in each state?" — The KHI News Service is an editorially independent initiative of the

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FCC celebrates 100 years in Hugoton

The First Christian Church, facing north, after it was remodeled and before the new brick church was built.

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The First Christian Church of Hugoton is celebrating its one hundredth birthday. Many activities have been scheduled for the great celebration. Friday, September 27, the Kingdom Light Givers are sponsoring a luncheon with special guests Max and Dorothy Johnson. Then, after the Hugoton High School football game, SNURCH will be provided. (SNacks at the chURCH) Saturday will be the Golf Scramble. Women’s Heart Spa with special guest Gwen Herder will also be offered. In the evening, the church will have a Celebration Dinner barbeque. The program consists of Recognition of Pastors, Blast from the Past, and will be followed by desserts and fellowship. Sunday morning, cinnamon rolls and coffee fellowship will precede Worship.

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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 29 Hillbilly Band October 6 Church of God October 13 Church of Christ

The original First Christian Church was built in 1916 at 600 S. Van Buren Street in Hugoton.

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Hugoton’s beautiful brick First Christian Church now facing west, as it looks today at 600 S. Van Buren.


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Max Johnson will be the speaker at Worship Service. Max Johnson was the First Christian Church pastor for 20 years in 1980 until 2000. Potluck lunch and fellowship will follow the service. First Christian Church was organized in 1913 after a group of people had been meeting for church Sundays for several years at the Stevens County Courthouse. Their first church was built at 600 S. Van Buren. Hugoton had no electricity at that time, so DELCO batteries were used to power the lights. The new brick church was completed in 1966 near the original church. The first paid minister of the church was a woman from Australia. She was the pastor for one year, beginning in 1916. Everyone is invited to help with the celebration at Hugoton First Christian Church.

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.

a nice vacation and you’ve had your share of fun in the sun. You may even reminisce about the popular song, “See You in September,” which was written by Sid Wayne and Sherman Edwards and made memorable by The Happenings in 1966. As children, teenagers, and young adults return to school, now is a good time for you to take a look at the books, too whether that means starting your retirement planning, making sure your retirement plans are on track, or taking the plunge and applying for Social Security retirement benefits. But just because you have Social Security business and retirement matters to tend to does not mean you need to fight the traffic and trudge into a busy government office. We don’t need to see you (in person) in September. That’s because whether you’re working on your retirement planning or ready to retire, you can do everything from the comfort of your home or office computer at If you’ve been to our Web site before, you’ll notice the new homepage is even better. We’ve revised the homepage

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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.

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The 1929 REO Speed Wagon displayed at the Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum is on loan from Greg Morris. Greg’s father, Harry Morris, was the original owner.

Alabama now recognizes concealed carry Kansas concealed carry licenses are now recognized in the state of Alabama, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced September 23. The Office of Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange last week notified the Kansas Attorney General’s office a new Alabama law, which took effect August 1, recognizes valid concealed carry licenses from all other states. A similar law was passed by the Kansas legislature earlier this year, which al-

lows all valid out-of-state permits to be recognized in Kansas when the non-resident permit holder is traveling temporarily in Kansas. Alabama is the thirty-fourth state to recognize Kansas concealed carry licenses. A complete list of states that recognize the Kansas concealed carry license is available on the Attorney General’s Web site at There currently are 71,365 active Kansas concealed carry permits.

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First graders are thrilled to visit Importaciones Valles during their walk around Main Street’s neighborhood Wednesday morning. Mrs. Traci Goode’s first grade class seems very excited to learn about the typical day of a florist at Country Garden on Main Street.

Citizens State Bank marks another important place on Hugoton’s Main Street. Inside the bank, children learned all about money!

Debbie Nordling illuminates some of the fun parts of insurance for first graders during her presentation at State Farm.

When Treva Renfro was five years old, she was living on her grandfather’s farm and remembers her family always going to church together. When she’d come home from church, she wanted to be sure and get out of her Sunday School clothes because she didn’t want to get them dirty. Church has always been a big part of Treva’s life, not only when she was young but also when she was raising her own children. Treva was born in Stevens County to Merritt Paden and Ella Williams Paden. There were three girls and one boy in her family. When Treva was old enough to attend school, most of the schools had been consolidated so she attended in Hugoton. There was still an old school building, however, located on a corner not too far from where she lived. She and her siblings used to think it was a lot of fun to take their wagon, the dog and a quart of water and travel down the road to the school. They would enter the building to explore and look at interesting things like a picture of George Washington or an apparatus for viewing postcards. Later, Treva attended Hugoton High School and enjoyed being on the debate team. She also sang and was always interested in music. High school went by fast, and she had a really good time during those years. As a teenager Treva was friends with Marilyn Renfro and used to go to her house for dinner. This is how she became acquainted with Marilyn’s brother Gene. The two started dating and became engaged. Treva’s father told her she couldn’t get married until she was 18, so they were engaged for two years. Then in 1952 - on the very day she turned 18 - they were married. Gene was already in the Air Force by then, so after they were married, they went to San Antonio, Tx., to Randolph Field where he was stationed. Treva remembers San Antonio as being an interesting place where she used to walk among the beautiful poinsettias behind the Alamo and also visit the sunken gardens. Despite how beautiful it was, she also remembers San Antonio as being the hottest place on earth. Treva and Gene had a really good fellowship with the chaplain section at the base. After the Air Force, they moved back to this area and lived with her Uncle Walter Paden. Treva and Gene had two sons, Rodney and Shawn. Eventually they bought a little house in Feterita and moved there. There was just an elevator and one other house besides theirs, but the railroad passed through there, and her sons loved to watch the train go through Feterita. As a special treat for the children who graduated from kindergarten, they were allowed to ride the train “clear to Rolla!” Seven years later the Renfro family moved about three and a half miles east of Hugoton on the south side of the highway on the same land where her grandfather Paden had lived. She and Gene continued living there until they moved to

Ashley Fiss teaches first grade students all the interesting aspects of working in architecture while they visit her office during their “Neighborhood Walk” September 18.

Mrs. Goode shepherds her class across the street as they hurry toward their next stop. Main Street was flooded with young children as they explored Hugoton. “Miss Stacey,” as many youngsters know her, eagerly explains all the attractions at the Stevens County Library for young patrons. The students stopped by the SCL while taking their “Neighborhood Walk”, after reading a story in which the main character visits businesses in her neighborhood.

Mrs. Nixon’s class learns about LeRouge Beauty Salon while they uncover new and intriguing Main Street shops Wednesday.

Pioneer Manor. Treva learned to help her husband farm and drive the tractor. She killed weeds with the one-way, but she didn’t plant crops because she couldn’t make straight rows. They had good neighbors - Orville Toole lived west of them and the Muellers lived to the east. Treva liked farming and described it as a good life. Treva has a lot of memories from her time living east of Hugoton. One of her exciting moments occurred one evening while she was walking her tan “dog pound” dog. The neighbor’s dog Wolfer spent a lot of time over at Treva’s house, so this dog was walking with them as well. As she walked south, she saw what she thought was a dog out in the field. They continued walking and at the end of the mile turned around to go back to the house. After she turned around, Treva heard some loud yelping. That’s when she realized it wasn’t a dog she had seen but a coyote - a young coyote. It alarmed Treva, but then she figured the coyote was just as afraid of her as she was of it. Treva and the two dogs returned to the house without incident. Treva had a vegetable garden in Feterita and also when she lived east of Hugoton. She canned a lot of tomatoes, cucumbers and okra. She loved to can lime pickles and would soak the cucumbers in lime water which made them really crisp. Sometimes she had so many cucumbers that she would have to put them in the bathtub to soak. She remembers Stevens County having a big rain that flooded her basement. Some men were on their way home one night from the gas plant, and they helped move Treva’s washing machine and other things out of the basement. Treva has enjoyed her life and believes the most important thing in life is to live for the Lord. It solves a lot of problems ahead of time and makes you the kind of person with whom others would want to associate.

KHS unveils new exhibit in Topeka The Kansas Historical Society announced “Americans by Choice: The Story of Immigration and Citizenship in Kansas” opened Friday, September 13 in the State Archives gallery at the Historical Society in Topeka. This special exhibit illustrates the path to U.S. citizenship and personalizes the story of immigration with photographs, documents and quotes. Laws affecting immigration and naturalization are examined, as well as the consequences of those laws and how they impact the lives of Kansans. The exhibit is commissioned by the U.S. District Court, District of Kansas to highlight the Court's role in the naturalization process. The exhibit will remain open through November 3. The Historical Society is located at 6425 SW Sixth Avenue, Topeka. For more information, call 785-272-8681, or visit The Kansas Historical Society does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs. The Historical Society requests prior notification to accommodate individuals with special needs or disabilities.

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Eagles soundly defeat Tigers in varsity action The Eagles were soaring high Friday night, easily defeating the Guymon Tigers at the Tigers’ homecoming game. Hugoton scored six touchdowns before half time while easily holding the Tigers to one field goal. The second half brought in a lot of JV Eagles to put away the Guymon team, 52 to 17. Hugoton dominated over the Tigers with 348 yards rushing and 70 yards passing for a total of 418 yards. Guymon, on the other hand, lost 35 yards rushing and gained 37 yards passing for two yards total. Ross Davis led the team with 13 carries for a total of 138 yards. Quarterback Yates Sutton attempted two passes connecting once to Nic Frederick for a 70 yard gain. The Eagles started the game with three touchdowns in the first quarter. The first touchdown came with 7:08 on the clock when Sutton carried the ball across the line from one yard out. Hugoton lined up for the two point conversion and was successful coming from a pass to Frederick. Touchdown number two came four minutes later from six yards out, this time coming

from a solid carry from Mitchell Persinger. Persinger was the second highest ball carrier with ten runs for a total of 66 yards. Davis carried the ball across the goal line for the two point conversion, giving the Eagles a commanding lead early in the battle. As time ticked down, the Tigers moved the ball to the Eagles 38 yard line with 50 seconds left in the first quarter. Guymon was forced to punt and a field goal gave the Tigers three points. Hugoton wasn’t finished in the first quarter and after receiving the ball on the Eagles fifteen yard line, Frederick brought the ball back out to the 30 before being tackled. The first play after receiving and with three seconds left in the quarter, Sutton sent a 70 yard pass down field to Frederick for another Eagle touchdown. Davis once again plowed his way through the Tigers defense adding a two point conversion and ending the quarter with Hugoton off to a big start, 24 to 3. The second quarter was another exciting quarter for the Eagles fans as the boys in blue added another three touchdowns. Davis scored the first

Two Eagles bring down this Tiger at Guymon during the varsity football game. The Eagles defeated Guymon 52-17.

Mitchell Persinger races down field toward the touchdown during action at Guymon Friday. touchdown on an eleven yard carry and again pushed his way into the end zone for the two point conversion. Kellen Watkins was next to score after intercepting a pass by the Tigers and running the ball across the goal line for an Eagle six points. The two point conversion was attempted but the pass was incomplete. With 2:39 remaining on the clock, Davis ran eleven yards for a sixth touchdown in the first half. Guymon could not move the ball and when the second quarter ended, the Eagles had taken a big lead, 44 to 3. Hugoton received the kick to start the third quarter but the Guymon defense had worked a new strategy and was able to stop the Eagles from moving the ball. Both teams took possession of the ball in this quarter but neither team added any points. Guymon was quick to score in the fourth quarter. The Tigers kicked to the Eagles and on a dropped ball, Guymon was able to snag the ball and run 54 yards for a touchdown.

They made their kick and now had ten points. Hugoton answered with a touchdown of their own when Ulises Reyes pushed his way across the goal line from the two yard line. Hugoton attempted another two point conversion but was shut down by the Tigers. Guymon scored the last seven points of the game with over five minutes remaining in the final quarter. Hugoton played a great game scoring seven touchdowns but not without some penalties. The Eagles had flags called on them five times losing 55 yards; Guymon also had flags thrown eight times and also lost 55 yards. Hugoton had 16 first downs and fumbled the ball twice resulting in no loss for the Eagles. Guymon managed three first downs and lost their one fumble. It is interesting to note the Eagles had eight players carry the ball with all adding 12 or more yards. Guymon attempted carries by ten players with most carries resulting in negative yardage for the Tigers.

Taylor Slocum and Garrett Hamlin keep pace during the cross country meet at Hugoton Saturday. Both Slocum and Hamlin ran a time of 21:32.

Sports Schedule 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. Friday, September 27 High School Varsity Football vs Colby at Home, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 28 High School Cross Country at Stanton County, 9:00 a.m. Middle School Volleyball Seventh Grade (AB) at Ulysses, 9:00 a.m. Middle School Cross Country at Stanton County, 9:00 a.m. Monday, September 30 High School Varsity


Football at Colby, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 1 High School Girls’ Golf at Ulysses, 10:00 a.m. High School Volleyball Dual at Guymon, 5:00 p.m. Middle School Volleyball, Seventh Grade (AB) at Holcomb, 4:00 p.m. Middle School Volleyball, Eighth Grade (AB) at Holcomb, 4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 3 Middle School Football vs GC Horace Good at Home, 4:00 p.m. High School Girls’ Golf at Syracuse, 3:00 p.m. High School Volleyball Triangular at Home, 5:00 p.m.

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The Hugoton High School cheerleaders are kept busy during the game against Guymon Friday. Every time a touchdown is made the cheerleaders do pushups. By the end of the game their arms were shaking! Cheerleaders -

in no particular order are - Mariah Archuleta, Ismerai Guzman, Elizabeth Johnson, Brittney Kolb, Toni Melton, Brissa Ordonez, Erin Perry and Yessenia Reyes.

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Eighth grade Eagles triumph against Liberal West The eighth grade Eagles battled Liberal West Thursday, September 19. The game began with Mitchell Hamlin receiving a kick by Liberal deep in Eagle territory, Hamlin ran all the way for a 72 yard touchdown giving the Eagles a quick six points. Marcos Baeza added a two point conversion all in the first few minutes. This was just the start of the game ending with the Eagles winning 48-0. Hugoton kept up the momentum and after holding Liberal for three, the Eagles resumed possession and quickly added another touchdown. This six points came from a pass from Nick Mahan to Paden Cornelsen. Hamlin added the two points and Hugoton looked unstoppable at this point. By the end of the second quarter, the Eagles had dominated the Liberal West team, 40-0. Liberal took possession of the ball in the start of the third quarter but after three attempts lost the ball to Hugoton. After some minor setbacks the Eagles were back on track. Mahan took the ball and, after dodging some of Liberal’s defense,

Hugoton Middle School cheerleaders stop encouraging their team for a moment to pose for this picture. From the left are Hannah Archuleta, Sahayla Haar, Montana Holt, scored another touchdown on a 57 yard run. The two point conversion was good and the Eagles would not score any more this game. After 392 total yard rushing, coach Andy Gillen had this to say about his team. “Once again the Eagles’ defense played well off of a great push from the defensive line. Guys like Damyan Don Juan, Ismael Urquidi and Paden Cornelsen really gave Liberal fits. Liberal only had three

Marlyn Heger, Ashley Escalera and Megan Newlon. Their coaches are Emily Snyder and Nicole Gold. Picture courtesy of Emily Snyder.

first downs and our offense looked a lot better this week, making fewer mistakes. I also felt Nick Mahan threw a couple of nice passes.” Despite five penalties for a loss of 40 yards the Eagles did a great job moving the ball. Hamlin had one kick return for 72 yards and seven carries for 94 yards. Baeza carried the ball three times and added 16 yards rushing. Mendoza carried twice and picked up ten yards. Cor-

nelsen received one pass for 27 yards and carried once for 20 yards. Mahan passed once and picked up 27 yards, intercepted one pass and carried six times for 64 yards. Rodriguez carried twice for 19 yards, followed by Martinez who carried six times and added 18 yards. Leininger had one kick return for 23 yards and carried once for 20 yards. All in all, the Eagles came up with a total of 392 yards on 32 carries.

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HHS cross country invitational meet is at Hugoton This past weekend was the Hugoton High School invitational cross country meet, the only home event for the high school/middle school cross country teams. Both the boys’ and girls’ varsity teams placed first in the meet. “It was a great morning to run and we had a lot of great performances this past weekend. We have some kids running very well right now. We don’t have but a day off and then we race at Ulysses Monday,” said Coach Nick Rodriguez. Varsity Girls Katy Heger 16:27 2 Sarah Johnson 17:48 10 Maria Martinez 17:54 12 Jackie Garcia 18:14 21 Mariana Shuck 18:30 23 Katie Weaver 18:48 34 Lauren Fox 19:09 39 Team First Place

Varsity Boys Issac Castro 17:26 Luis Castro 18:06 Reed Rome 18:34 Zack Littell 19:03 Edgar Villa 19:19 Takoda Eckert 19:21 Kole Kahl 19:43 Team First Place JV girls Alexis Clair 22:15 Sadie Wood 22:36 Mandy Mills 23:05 Kalyfornya Scott 23:48 JV Boys Chance Ghumm 19:33 Victor Romo 19:56 Miguel Martinez 20:26 Edgar Avalos 20:54 David Kurt 21:26 Garrett Hamlin 21:32 Taylor Slocum 21:32 Tucker Martin 22:59 Israel Montoya 23:37 Armando Garcia 24:49 Chalen Talbert 24:51 Vicente Flores 26:15

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Issac Castro leads the runners at the cross country meet in Hugoton. Issac was the first place runner in the varsity competition.

Lady Eagles show their stuff at Liberal Volleyball Tournament The Lady Eagles traveled to Liberal Saturday to play in the Liberal Volleyball Tournament. For the first time in Hugoton’s history, the Lady Eagles finished second place in pool play and were able to play on into the semi and consolations. The Hugoton girls battled six teams at the tournament, winning three and losing three games. The scores are as follows: Hugoton vs Meade 25-16, 18-25 and 25-20 (win). Hugoton vs Scott City 25-13, 18-25 and 25-17

Katy Heger places second at the cross country meet in Hugoton Saturday. She finished the race with a time of 16:27.

(win). Hugoton vs Liberal 2125 and18-25 (loss). Hugoton vs Wichita Southeast 25-23 and 25-21 (win). Hugoton vs Emporia 13-25 and 14-25 (loss) and Hugoton vs Dodge City 13-25 and 14-25 (loss). Another first for the Lady Eagles was the first ever league win against Scott City since joining the GWAC three years ago. Hugoton Varsity now has a team record of 10-7 overall and 1-1 in the league. The Lady Eagle JV went 0-3 Saturday at Sublette.

Ryley Scott competes in the junior varsity cross country meet. She finished the race with a time of 23:48.

against Guymon. The Lady Tigers won the first match but fell short to the Hugoton girls in the last two matches. The Lady Eagles won the next two games, 25-17 and 15-11. The JV’s record is now 4-8. Coach Katie Szymczak and the players would like to thank all the supporters who got loud in the stands. “We truly appreciate it!” Szymczak commented.

Sports by Reece McDaniels The Hugoton Middle School cross country teams traveled to Liberal Tuesday, September 17 where three seventh grade girls, six seventh grade boys and four eighth grade boys participated. Only the top ten place winners received medals. Eighth grade boys Ivan Villa and Isaac Sanchez were the only medalists for Hugoton. In the seventh grade girls’ race, Luz Romo placed twelfth followed by teammates Josselyne Jurado with sixteenth and Kara Rodriguez with twenty-eighth. There were 73 seventh grade boys at this meet making medaling difficult. Isaac Valles was Hugoton’s fastest seventh grade runner, plac-

ing fifteenth. He was followed by teammates Luis Guerrero with seventeenth, Leonardo Armendariz with eighteenth, Bryan Gonzalez with fortysixth, Carlos Montiel with fifty-fifth and Jaxson Teeter with fifty-sixth. In the eighth grade boys’ division, Villa placed first and Sanchez placed eighth. Both runners medaled followed by teammates Eric Perry with twenty-ninth place and Gerardo Rojas with forty-third. “The kids did very well for our first meet of the year,” said Coach Jill Nech. “They continue to practice hard and we will look to improve their times through out the year,” concluded Coach Nech.

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Lady Eagles defeat Guymon The Lady Eagles hosted the Guymon Lady Tigers Thursday. In what was an exciting night of volleyball for the Eagles fans, Hugoton took the game to three out of five to win with scores of 2516, 25-11 and 25-19. This brings the Lady Eagles record to 7-4 so far in the season. The Lady Eagles’ C-Team started the night off with two quick wins followed by the JV Lady Eagles game also

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Ana Peña makes sure the ball is in perfect position for her teammate to hit back over the net at a recent varsity volleyball tournament at Hugoton.

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Megan Cornelsen makes the sacrifice as she hits the floor to set the ball up for a teammate to spike at the game Thursday evening.

Mariah Reynolds serves the ball during junior varsity volleyball action in Hugoton. Both teams faced the Guymon Tigers.

Results of HMS cross country meet are announced Hugoton Middle School cross country competed at Saturday’s meet at Hugoton. They medaled the top 15 runners. The seventh grade girls got second overall as a team. There were 97 boys who ran in the seventh grade race!

Seventh grade girls 2 Rebecca Johnson 4 Jayla Stump 9 Abby Heger 23 Kenzie Hagman 24 Casle Heger 25 Ashlyn Schechter 29 Luz Romo

38 Josselyne Jurado 45 Brionna Beard 46 Sesthleng Garcia 57 Kara Rodriguez Seventh grade boys 14 Luis Guerrero 17 Isaac Valles 55 Carlos Montiel

61 Bryan Gonzalez 81 Jaxson Teeter Eighth grade boys 11 Ivan Villa 20 Isaac Sanchez 45 Eric Perry 65 Gerardo Rojas

Sign your team up now! Entry Fee:s $50/ team Checks payable to: Pheasant Heaven Charities (PHCI) Please include Tournament Entry Form with your payment, and turn form and money in at First National Bank, Hugoton Branch. (Entry forms are available at First National Bank, or e-mail to request a form be e-mailed to you). (Co-Ed Teams of 3 males/3 females--may add subs if desired) **Players participate at their own risk.** Entry forms are due by 5 p.m. October 9. Team Name:__________________________________ Female Members: 1. __________________________________________ 2. ___________________________________________ 3.___________________________________________ Male Members: 1.___________________________________________ 2.___________________________________________ 3.___________________________________________

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Hugoton Camera Club September 2013 winners feature this second place winning photo snapped by Susan Willis.

Hugoton Camera Club September 2013 winners included this first place photo taken by Donna Heitmann.

Hugoton Camera Club September 2013 winners include this third place picture by Kelvin Heitmann.

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Riders return from trip with two local newlyweds in tow A group of eight Hugoton residents, Alan and Anita Talbert, Doyle Adams, Linda Glenz, Andy Chappell, Lizann and Larry Shugart and Scott Butcher made the 2,813 mile round trip trek to North Carolina and Tennessee to ride the infamous Tail of the Dragon, with its 318 curves in an 11 mile stretch, the Cherohala Skyway, the mile high legend with 36 miles of tight curves, Cade’s Cove and many other challenging rides the area has to offer. Stops along the way included Van Buren, Ar.; Memphis, Tn. - where the group toured Beale Street and Graceland; The Dragon Pitt Inn, Tn.; Deals Gap, N.C.; Maryville, Tn.; Gatlinburg, Tn.; Newport, Tn. and all Harley Shops along the way. The trip included a surprise marriage proposal from Great Plains Gas Compression employee Doyle Adams to girlfriend Linda Glenz September 2 while riding the Road to Nowhere, a scenic six mile stretch in the Great Smoky Mountains as well as a wedding along the same route the next day. This followed a visit by the entire group to the Maryville courthouse to complete paperwork and “borrow” a Deputy Clerk to perform the ceremony. Lizann Shugart and husband Larry stood as witnesses for the couple during the ceremony.

Doyle Adams asks Linda Glenz to be his wife while the two ride the roads of their dreams during a recent trip to Tennessee and North Carolina.

Lizann Shugart, Linda Glenz Adams, Doyle Adams, a Deputy Clerk of Marysville, Tn. and Hugoton resident Larry Shugart display the new marriage certificate after the wedding.

Doyle Adams proudly shows off his new bride, Linda Glenz Adams, after their marriage ceremony in Marysville, Tn.

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Exhorter Sharon Benell to speak in Hugoton

American Implement donates water bottles to Hugoton Elementary School. The bottles are given to all preschool through sixth grade students. Hugoton Elementary School wishes to express how much they appreciate American

Hugoton The Chamber of Commerce has a really big event coming up! We are doing the Grocery Grab again this year! Posters advertising the event are popping up all over town! The lucky winner of the Grocery Grab will have five minutes to fill a grocery cart (top basket only) at White’s Foodliner November 16 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Chamber Office, White’s Foodliner, and from any Chamber Board member. 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. Contact the Chamber office for complete details on this event. Many of you may not know this but the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce and Stevens County Economic Development have a combined Web site at It is a great place to view a calendar of events happening in the county and to get more details about Chamber and Economic Development programs. Be sure to check it out. We also try to keep the community informed of upcoming events on our Facebook pages Get Hugoton! and Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce. Give us a “Like” on Facebook. September is National Library Card Sign-up Month – We want to help the Stevens County Library remind parents a library card is the most im-

Implement for the water bottles they donated. The water bottles will be used every day in the classroom to keep students hydrated, and they will encourage the students to drink more water.


portant 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! 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. The Spook Parade will be October 31 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Main Street. Following that, the Hugoton ghosts and goblins can go to the Pioneer Manor to Trick or Treat there from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. 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!

ments in the bill are the heart of the amendment Huelskamp offered to the Farm Bill in June. Specifically, the bill will end the ability of states to waive work requirements for all able body adults without

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quently sings the Lord’s message. Four engagements in four days round out her schedule as noted below: Thursday, October 3 Aglow Fellowship, Men and Women, 7:00/7:30 p.m. Friday, October 4 - Bible Study, 424 S. Jackson, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 5 School of Ministry, 424 S. Jackson, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, October 6 Preaching, Lighthouse Fellowship, 424 S. Jackson, 10:30 a.m. School of Ministry will feature the lesson “God Can Move Mountains”. God has given every believer the measure of faith. . .not weak faith, but God’s own faith, the kind of faith that can move mountains. But how do you use it? How do you keep it from wavering? And how do you develop it into a force that can change every circumstance and challenge? Whether you’re believing for a specific

Sharon Benell breakthrough or just want to become the spiritual powerhouse you know God has called you to be, this message will get you there. The faith of God in you is more than enough to handle whatever life throws your way. See you soon at Hugoton Aglow, Thursday, October 3, 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Center. Bring a friend. Everyone is invited.

STEVENS COUNTY Activity Center - 544-2283 Nutrition Center - 544-8041 ~ Barbara Beeks ~ Good morning, Monday thank heaven for the moisture we have received. Just makes everything so much nicer - even our dispositions. I’ve been kinda in and out of here for a while. Trying to get everything ready for knee replacement. So please bear with me. Everything is going pretty smooth around here. Had a great group at the last dance. So glad for that. It always is more fun the more people we have. There weren’t enough people to take the bus to the Grant County Dinner last Tuesday. Hope they had a great meeting. Just to let you know, so you can get it on your calendar: we will have a Senior Social Saturday, October 5. We will have a pancake supper. Keep that in mind and please come! Stay well! Menu Sep. 26................Ham & Beans Sep. 27................................Fish Sep. 30 ..............Sausage Gravy

Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act passes House Monday, September 23, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3102 the “Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act” with the support of Congressman Tim Huelskamp. The work require-

Hugoton Aglow will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Center at 624 S. Main Thursday, October 3 for coffee and fellowship. A meeting with speaker Sharon Bennell will follow at 7:30 p.m. With the fragrance of fall in the air Hugoton Aglow welcomes sister Sharon Benell from Hedrick, Ia. She will be accompanied by her husband Gary. Sharon and Gary farmed near Hedrick for over 30 years. They have three grown children, ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren and they raised ten foster children. Sharon serves as exhorter, “one who appears to have been recognized in the Apostolic Church as a special supernatural or prophetic function, a subordinate exercise of the general faculty of teaching. . .so as to incite one to the performance of duty [to teach].” Sharon has been coming to southwest Kansas for over 20 years and the local Aglow group rejoices every time she comes. She is an accomplished singer, and she fre-

dependents. Instead, it will require them to look for a job, attend job training, or volunteer in order to continue to receive SNAP benefits. Huelskamp released this statement after the vote: “Participation in SNAP has grown 83% since 2008, and will cost us nearly $80 billion this year alone. I am glad that Congress has taken steps to reign in this out-of-control entitlement, and I believe this bill does that. The work requirements in this bill go to the heart of the reforms I have been advocating for since I began working on the farm bill nearly three years ago. It follows a simple line of thought - if you’re a healthy adult and don’t have someone relying on you to care for them, you ought to earn the benefits you receive. Look for work. Start job training to improve your skills. Or do community service. But you can no longer sit on your couch - or ride a surfboard like Jason Greenslate and expect the federal taxpayer to feed you.” Submitted by the Office of Congressman Tim Huelskamp.

Oct. 1 ....Sweet & Sour Chicken Oct. 2........................Pork Chop Oct. 3 .....................Swiss Steak Activities Schedule Thursday, September 26 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bridge......................................... Friday, September 27 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bingo........................12:30 p.m. Saturday, September 28 Cards .........................6:00 p.m. Monday, September 30 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Line Dance.................7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 1 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 2 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Paint...........................1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 3 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. The Hermes has lots and lots of old papers for packing, painting, artwork, kennels --WHAT EVER!!! Pickup what you need at 522 S Main

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Dominic Esarey Memorial Skate Competition September 28, 2013 RAFFLES: *2 Alan Jackson Concert Tickets with meet and greet passes for his concert in Dodge City in November. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets. *Shaun White Pro Skateboarder Pro Skate Pack which includes helmet and pads and more. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets. *Door raffles will be drawn all day. Raffle tickets for door prizes will be $1 each.

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JH football team stays undefeated Congratulations to the junior high football team for their victory over Springfield Thursday. This makes them 3-0. Keep it up, boys!

Wednesdays Kids Club meets every Wednesday at Moscow United Methodist Church every Wednesday from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. unless there is no schoolnthat day. For information call 598-2426. Team Kids meets at the Moscow Baptist Church Wednesdays from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. when school is in session. Thursday, September 26 Road trip to the Stevens County Gas Museum for the German exchange students;

9:40 a.m. Junior High Football vs Boise City at Home; 5:00 p.m. (Pep Rally in the new gym at 3:15 p.m.) Come out and support the undefeated team! Friday, September 27 High School Football vs Greeley County at home Tailgate party hosted by Pheasant Heaven Charities; serving begins at 6:00 p.m. Friday, October 4 High School Football at Ingalls

Annual bazaar slated for November 2 The Moscow United Methodist women have set the first Saturday in November as a permanent date for their annual bazaar. This year the bazaar will be November 2. The UMW are now selling one hundredth anniversary commemorative cookbooks. They contain 376 delicious recipes and other tidbits of information from community members and other guest contributors. It also contains a removable hard plastic binder that can double as a holder for the cookbook. The cookbooks have arrived and may be reserved by calling Sevalan Brollier at 598-2133, or Patty Lahey at 598-2290, or any

other UMW member. The church centennial celebration will take place Sunday, November 3. There will be a recognition of past ministers and a variety program during both the worship service and after the luncheon. Everyone is invited to attend the worship service, luncheon and fellowship afterward. The ladies are asking anyone who might have any memorabilia about the church and would like to share it, to contact a UMW member or Reverend Tim McCrary at 598-2426 or 2421. They would like to have it to display for this occasion.

Lady Wildcats guarded their home court this last week. Moscow hosted a tri meet, including Deerfield and Rolla. The junior varsity started the meet, playing against Rolla. The Pirates defeated the Wildcats in the first match 23-25. The Lady Wildcats came alive in the second match. Lady Cats were up, 24-5 before losing the ball to the Pirates, letting them score nine points. Wildcats gained the twentyfifth point on a Pirate serve, making the Cats the winners

25-14. This moved the JV on to a third match where the Pirates beat them 6-15. The varsity team then played the Rolla Pirates and defeated them in the first two matches with a score of 26-24 and 25-20. Rolla then played the Deerfield Spartans and beat them in two - 25-16 and 25-9. Lady Cats took to the court again, beating Deerfield in two, 25-9 and 25-11. The Moscow Lady Wildcats will play in Deerfield this week.

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Pheasant Heaven Charities sponsors hamburger feed 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. 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.!

Moscow sports fans expected to be in the pink October 11 Moscow Pink Out will be October 11 at the Friday night football game. There will be a balloon ceremony at half time to honor fighters, survivors and in memory of loved ones who lost the fight to this horrible disease. Also the Pink Out shirt orders are being taken now through Monday, October 7, at 12:00 noon. Youth small through youth large sizes and adult small through 3X. All proceeds from the shirt sales and raffle items will go to the Stevens County Relay for Life. Contact Velvet White for shirt orders and / or to get a balloon to honor your loved one at the halftime balloon ceremony at 544-9493 or

THE CLASS OF ‘63 THEN AND NOW — Below, attending the Moscow High School Class of 1963 fiftieth reunion are, back row, left to right: Roger Pittman, Vernon Davis, Ken

Miller, Tim Miller and John McKim. In the front row, left to right, are Kay (Bell) Thompson, Janie (Munson) Gilbert and Linda (Gaskill) Harvey.

Team Kids begins at Moscow Baptist Team Kid’s will be at the Baptist Church Wednesdays when school is in session from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Vans will be at school to pick up kids who want or need a ride to the church and will deliver them home if needed.

Moscow says Willkommen to German exchange students Sunday, September 22, the German students and sponsors arrived in Moscow!! Welcome to Moscow. Hope you all have a great time!!

Class of ‘63 recalls old times Moscow High School’s Class of 1963 celebrated their fiftieth class reunion at Hutchinson September 20-22. They enjoyed visiting the Salt Mines and an afternoon at the Cosmosphere and Space Center. Saturday evening, Mr. and Mrs. James Loflin from Halstead, a teacher for the group, and Guylene (Downing) Stoddard joined the group for dinner and an evening of visiting

and laughter. Classmates attending included Roger and Paula Pittman of Watsonville, Ca.; Tim and Pam Miller from Yuma, Az.; Vernon Davis of Joplin, Mo.; Dick and Kay (Bell) Thompson from Kansas City, Mo.; John and Katie McKim of Great Bend; Ken and LaVerne Miller from Wellington; Janie (Munson) Gilbert and Linda (Gaskill)

Harvey, both of Moscow; and LaTreca Harris, wife of the late Kent Harris from Hutchinson. Rachel and Phillip Reese, daughter and son-in-law of Janie Gilbert, joined the group also. Lila Washam, class sponsor for the group for four years, sent them a beautiful flower arrangement with the card signed, “We were the best.” Submitted by Linda Harvey.

Homecoming game ends with disappointment for MHS Wildcats Homecoming action Friday night started out with a bang! Brice Valdez received the opening kick off and was taken down at the 40 yard line. Brock Brazeal then gained another five yards before being taken out of bounds for a second down. Alexis Manriquez, the main carrier for the night, carried the ball to the one yard line. Vance Thompson took the ball across the line for the one and only Wildcat touchdown for the night. There was a fumble on the play for the twopoint conversion, making it no good! Deerfield Spartans received and were taken down by Wild-

cat Tad Stuckey. Spartans attempted to gain more yardage but were taken down by Manriquez. Deerfield’s #24 rushed the ball 50 yards for a Spartan touchdown, also gaining the extra two points. Moscow Wildcats proved to be no match for the Deerfield Spartans. Wildcats had a total of three fumbles throughout the game being recovered by the Spartans every time. Wildcats continued to try to move the ball down the field but just couldn’t get it accomplished. The game was called with 2:21 left on the clock in the third quarter. Final score was 6-52 Deerfield Spartans.

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

The 2013 Homecoming King and Queen are announced as Marki Anton and Jorge Araiza.

Homecoming candidates Maria Cecenas and Brock Brazeal strike a pose before the king and queen are announced.

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These little cuties carry the flowers and the football for the MHS King and Queen.

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Hudson has completed 800 books in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge at the Stevens County Library. Wow! Great job Hudson!

Rowan has completed 500 books in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge at the Stevens County Library! Way to go Rowan!

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Colter has joined the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge at the Stevens County Library. He is celebrating 100 AND 200 books! Welcome to the challenge Colter!

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

Alexa has experienced 400 books in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge at the Stevens County Library. All right Alexa! Great job!

Soybeans, Who Knew? Soybeans: are you making them a part of your diet? Soybeans are grown primarily for their protein content for animal and human foods, and secondarily for vegetable oil for cooking and food manufacturing. As a versatile source of food, soybeans are the highest natural source of dietary fiber. Nine amino acids essential for human function, that are not naturally produced in the body, are found in soybeans. There are three ways to include soy nutrition in your diet. Proteins have been proven to be more satiating than diets high in fats and carbohydrates. Diets high in protein are beneficial to weight management and needed for muscle development. Soy food products are rich in minerals and vitamins, such as folate and potassium. There is evidence that soy foods lower the risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, cer-

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NEWSPAPER DIGITIZATION For those that may not have seen the news last week, 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 library’s home page, or you can find it directly at www.steven scounty.advantage-preserva 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. CARPET AND STUFF We are readying for our new carpet that will be installed next month. This week we will be adding several electrical outlets throughout the library that will enable our patrons with electronic devices to charge them without requiring cords to be stretched across traffic ways. We will be cutting into the old carpet and then temporarily patching with tape. Please be

patient as our library will look really ugly before it can be beautiful again. 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 – 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, thou-

sands 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 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 that 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 – 6 Monday through Friday, 9 – 5 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) for a small charge. 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.

tain types of cancer, and reduce menopausal symptoms in women. So what can you eat to gain these benefits? First, try tofu. Tofu or soybean curd is produced by curdling soybean milk. Tofu can vary in firmness, but is generally soft and cheese-like. Tofu can be used in many different ways, but keep in mind it has a very bland flavor and will take on the flavor of the food to which it is being added. Try substituting firm tofu for meat or using it in stir-fry recipes. Silken tofu has a creamy texture that is a good choice for dips, sauces, puddings, smoothies and pies. Tofu is sold in the produce section of the grocery store and is perishable, so be sure to check the expiration date before purchasing. Soymilk can be used in place of regular milk in gravies, sauces, mashed potatoes, soups, and most any dish that requires regular milk. Soymilk can even be enjoyed with your favorite breakfast cereal. Be sure to select fortified soymilk, which matches regular milk closely, but since it comes from a bean it has no cholesterol. Be sure to read the label when choosing soymilk and pay attention to the calories and the calcium content. Make sure the calcium content does match regular milk. Sample a few different brands of soymilk to find one that suits your taste. Try eating edamame. It is the green vegetable more commonly known as a soybean, harvested at the peak of ripening right before it reaches the "hardening" time. The word edamame means "beans on branches", and it grows in clusters on bushy branches. To retain its freshness and natural flavor, it is parboiled and quick-frozen. In East Asia, the soybean has been used for over two thousand years as a major source of protein. Edamame is consumed as a snack or a vegetable dish, used in soups, or processed into sweets. As a snack, the pods are lightly boiled in salted water, and then the seeds are squeezed directly from the pods into the mouth with the fingers. It is important not to try to eat the pod, you won’t like it. (Just ask my husband!) These are just a few ways to add soy to your diet. Adding soy products to your

recipes is a great way to boost your nutrition, and provide some additional health bene-

fits while adding a little variety to your dishes.

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, September 26, 2013) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT First Horizon Home Loans, a Division of First Tennessee Bank National Association Plaintiff, vs. Joyce McCurry aka Joyce Ann Gallegos, Travis McCurry, Jane Doe, John Doe, Kansas Department for Children and Families, Lorinda S. Kraisinger fka Lorinda S. McCurry, and Neva McCurry, et al., Defendants Case No. 2013-CV-000017 Court No. Title to Real Estate Involved Pursuant to K.S.A. §60 NOTICE OF SUIT STATE OF KANSAS to the above named Defendants and The Unknown Heirs, executors, devisees, trustees, creditors, and assigns of any deceased defendants; the unknown spouses of any defendants; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of any defendants that are existing, dissolved or dormant corporations; the unknown executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, successors and assigns of any defendants that are or were partners or in partnership; and the unknown guardians, conservators and trustees of any defendants that are minors or are under any legal disability and all other person who are or may be concerned: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Mortgage Foreclo-

sure has been filed in the District Court of Stevens County, Kansas by First Horizon Home Loans, a Division of First Tennessee Bank National Association, praying for foreclosure of certain real property legally described as follows: SURFACE AND SURFACE RIGHTS ONLY IN AND TO: LOT THIRTEEN (13), BLOCK TWENTY-THREE (23), IN THE CITY OF HUGOTON, STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS, ACCORDING TO THE DULY FILED AND RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. A.P. No: 135-16-0-10-14-002-00-0 for a judgment against defendants and any other interested parties and, unless otherwise served by personal or mail service of summons, the time in which you have to plead to the Petition for Foreclosure in the District Court of Stevens County Kansas will expire on November 7, 2013. If you fail to plead, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the request of plaintiff. MILLSAP & SINGER, LLC By: Chad R. Doornink, #23536 Travis Gardner, #25662 11460 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Ste. 300 Leawood, KS 66211 (913) 339-9132 (913) 339-9045 (fax) By: Aaron M. Schuckman, #22251 612 Spirit Dr. St. Louis, MO 63005 (636) 537-0110 (636) 537-0067 (fax) ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF MILLSAP & SINGER, LLC IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE

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

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Kansas State Fair results of Stevens County 4-H entries

Congratulations to Megan Newlon of Stevens County! Megan and her horse Sheik Royal Deluxe, were awarded the Intermediate All-Around buckle at the Kansas State Fair 4-H Horse Show. This award was sponsored by the Kansas Horse Council.

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PRIVATE AUCTIONS 160 Acres of Native Grass & Minerals Northwest Seward County, KS Bid by September 17, 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

Stevens County Hospital

Specialty Clinics Scheduled for October 2013 Cardiology General Surgeon Orthopedics Podiatry Orthopedics Dietician General Surgeon Orthopedics Orthopedics Ear, Nose, Throat

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

10/1 10/4 10/7 10/10 10/14 10/17 10/18 10/21 10/28 10/30

The Office will be closed October 26 & 27 for training out of town.

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

“Surviving the Plains” is the theme for the Santa Fe Trail Association Symposium in Ulysses September 25-28. There will be speakers covering topics such as A Prairie Travelers Overview, Lower Cimarron Spring History, Surviving Disease on the Plains, 1929The First Military Escort to the Santa Fe Trail, Trail Blazer and Mountain Man, Mormon Battalion Route 1846-1847, and Guns of the Santa Fe Trail Area. Tours of the Santa Fe Trail going both east and west from Grant County will take place Friday and Saturday afternoon. Please contact the Grant County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism if you are interested in registering for any of the sessions. 620-356-4700. *Wednesday, September 25, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Registration at Iron Horse Bar and Grille 1280 W. Oklahoma, Ulysses. 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Meet & Greet at Iron Horse Bar and Grille. *Thursday, September 26, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration - Grant County Civic Center – 1000 W. Patterson Ave. Set up of vendor tables (Lawson Room Grant County Civic Center) 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Santa Fe Trail Association Board of Directors meeting (South Room Grant County Civic Center) 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Opening event and dinner – Wagon Bed Spring Historic Site evening program - Les Vilda “A Prairie Travelers Overview” *Friday, September 27, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration - Grant County Civic Center 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Opening ceremony and welcome

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Logan Brecheisen, Rabbit Sr Doe, Blue; Rabbit Sr Buck, Red; Rabbit Sr Doe, Blue; Visual Arts Ceramic, Display Participant. Megan Bryan, Food Product, White; Rabbit Jr Buck, Purple; Rabbit Jr Buck, Blue; Rabbit Jr Buck, Red; Rabbit Jr Doe, Purple, Best Opposite Sex of Breed; Rabbit Meat Pen of 3, White; Rabbit Sr Buck, Blue, Best Opposite Sex of Breed; Rabbit Sr Buck, Purple, Best of Variety; Rabbit Sr Doe, Blue, Best of Breed; Rabbit Judging Contest 15-18 Yr Olds, Red; Rabbit Showmanship - 15-18 Yr Olds, Blue. Nicholas Bryan, Rabbit Jr Buck, Blue, Best Opposite Sex of Breed; Rabbit Jr Buck, Red; Rabbit Jr Buck, Red; Rabbit Sr Buck, Blue; Rabbit Jr Doe, Red; Rabbit Showmanship - 910 Yr Olds, Red; Rabbit Meat Pen of 3, Blue; Rabbit Judging Contest 9-10 Yr Olds, Red; Geology - 30 specimens, White. `Victoria Bryan, Geology - 30 specimens, Red; Rabbit Jr Buck, Blue; Rabbit Judging Contest 9-10 Yr Olds, Blue; Rabbit Showmanship - 9-10 Yr Olds, Blue; Rabbit Jr Doe, Purple; Rabbit Sr Doe, Red; Rabbit Sr Buck, Purple; Food Product, Purple. `Claire Clark, Showmanship 9-13, Participant; Level IV Horsemanship, Third; Horsemanship 9-13, Participant;

“Surviving the Plains” is theme for Santa Fe Trail Association Symposium

160 Acres of Native Grass Grant County, KS Bid by September 24, 2013

Dr. Farhoud Dr. Frankum Dr. Ansari Dr. Brown Dr. Plomaritis Michelle Gooch Dr. Frankum Dr. Ansari Dr. Plomaritis Dr. Hu

Cloverleaf Cowboys 4-H Club, Banner, Display. Brionna Beard, Photography, Blue. Jordyn Beard, Photography, Red. Britta Beesley, Food Product, Red. Jenna Beesley, Food Product, Red. Montana Beesley, Trail 913, Participant; English Equitation 9-13, Third; 4 & Older Stock Type Geldings, Ninth; Western Pleasure 9-13, Fifth; English Pleasure 9-13, Reserve Grand; Horsemanship 9-13, Reserve Grand. Sydney Beesley, Photography, Red; Horsemanship 9-13, Participant; 4 & Older Stock Type Geldings, Sixth; Western Pleasure 9-13, Finalist; Showmanship 9-13, Participant; Trail 9-13, Ninth. Jacob Bell, Photography, Blue and 4-H Foundation Selection; Demo/Illustrated Talk Individual, Blue; Weed Control Exhibit, Purple. Lacey Brecheisen, Food Product, Purple; Rabbit Sr Buck, Purple; Rabbit Sr Doe, White; Photography, Blue, and Photo Traveling Collection. Laramie Brecheisen, Photography, Blue; Rabbit Sr Buck, Purple, Best of Breed, Best in Show; Rabbit Sr Doe, Blue. Landon Brecheisen, Rabbit Sr Doe, Purple, Best of Breed; Food Product, Red.

Hugoton: Kerry Hittle, Office Mgr. (620) 544-2600 office

Welcome and opening remarks (Grant County Civic Center) 9:35 - 10:15 a.m. First presentation - Karla French “Lower Cimarron Spring History” (Main Auditorium Grant County Civic Center – 40 minutes) 10:20 - 10:40 a.m. Break (20 minutes) 10:45 -11:15 a.m. Second presentation - Dr. Clint Chambers “Surviving Disease on the Plains” (Main Auditorium Grant County Civic Center – 30 minutes) 11:20 -11:40 a.m. Information on run of the day. 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Distribute box lunches and board busses for tours East Tour - Cimarron Crossing, Cimarron Route West Tour - Cimarron National Grasslands, Mt. Route 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Those not attending bus tours, will enjoy free time to explore at personal leisure, Santa Fe Trail sites, Grant County Adobe Museum, etc. 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Evening meal and program – Lakin, Kearny County Historical Society Evening Program - Leo Oliva “1929 The First Military Escort to the Santa Fe Trail” (Kearny County Museum in Lakin) Saturday, September 28, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration and vendor tables (Grant County Civic Center) 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. SFTA General Membership Meeting (Grant County Civic Center) 9:35 - 10:15 a.m. First presentation - Conchita Marusich “William Wolfskill: Trail Blazer and Mountain Man” (Main Auditorium Grant County Civic Center - 40 minutes) 10:15 - 10:40 a.m. Break (25 minutes) 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. Second presentation - Kevin Henson “Comprehensive analysis of the Mormon Battalion Route 1846-1847” (Main Auditorium Grant County Civic Center 45 minutes) 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Distribute box lunches and board busses for tours East Tour – Cimarron Crossing, Cimarron Route West Tours – Cimarron National Grasslands, Mt. Route 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Dinner and awards ceremony evening program - Dan Sharp “Guns of the Santa Fe Trail era” Main Auditorium at Grant County Civic Center.

Photography, Blue, and Sunflower Award. Jeffrey Cutter, Geology - 60 specimens, Blue. Kaitlyn Dobie, Eggplant, Red; Zinnia, Blue; Anaheim Peppers, Purple. Morgan Fleming, Photography, Red. Emma French, Dog Showmanship 12-14 Yr Old, Blue. Frances Gaskill, Level III Horsemanship, Eighth; Horsemanship 9-13, Participant. Audrey Gilmore, Tomatoes, Red; Photography, Blue; Wildlife Educational Display, White. Adyson Gooch, Visual Arts Leather, Display Participant. Isabella Hall, Food Product, Blue. Casle Heger, Dark Cross Market Hog, first in Class. Brady Heger, Heavyweight Crossbred Market Steer, Participant; Beef Showmanship, Participant; York Breeding Gilt, twelfth Place; Commercial Breeding Gilt, sixth Place; Showmanship, Participant. Elizabeth Johnson, Clothing, Red; Food Product, White; Sweet Spreads, Red; Western Pleasure 14-18, Participant; Horsemanship 14-18, Participant. Rebecca Johnson, Food Product, Red; Sweet Spreads, Red; Clothing, Blue; Trail 913, Participant; Reining 9-13, Participant; Level IV Horsemanship, Fourth. Sarah Johnson, Food Product, Blue; Clothing, Purple; Trail 14-18, Tenth; Horsemanship 14-18, Sixth; Level IV Horsemanship, Grand Champion; 4 & Older Stock Type Geldings, Participant. Mikayla Martin, Food Product, Purple. Austin Newlon, Trail 9-13, Third; Western Pleasure 9-13, Participant; Horsemanship 913, Finalist. Megan Newlon, Patchwork and Quilting, Purple; Home Environment Notebook, Purple; Photography, Purple; 4 &

Older Stock Type Geldings, Eighth; Pleasure Pairs, Grand Champion; Reining 9-13, Third; English Equitation 913, Fourth; Western Pleasure 9-13, Sixth; Showmanship 913, Reserve Grand; Trail 9-13, Tenth; Horsemanship 9-13, Third; Level IV Horsemanship, Reserve Grand; English Pleasure 9-13, Grand Champion; Intermediate Champion All Around Horse Show. Vallery Persing, Photography, Blue. Lauren Sarchet, Crossbred Market Steer, sixth in Class. Morgan Sarchet, Crossbred Market Steer, seventh in Class; Registered AOB Breeding Heifer, fourth in Class. Carson Schechter, Photography, Purple. Ashlyn Schechter, Photography, Red; Food Product, Red. Kyra Shelton, Geology - 30 specimens, Blue. Allen Shelton, Geology - 45 specimens, Blue. Conner Wells, Photography, Blue. Maggie White, Crochet, Red; Fashion Revue Construction, Blue; Clothing, Purple. Jamyn Wolters, Photography, Red. Claire Clark, Emma French, Rebecca Johnson, and Maggie White participated individually in the 4-H Family and Consumer Sciences Judging Contests. Rebecca placed fifth in the Intermediate Contest. Jacob Bell placed fourteenth in the Intermediate Poultry Judging Contest. At the Kansas Junior Livestock Show in Wichita, Megan Newlon exhibited her Market Lamb placing ninth in its weight class; and she participated in Showmanship. Lance Sandoval also showed his Market Steer, placing third in the Shorthorn class, and he placed fourth in Showmanship. Congratulations to all our 4-H´ers on a great job.

Youth waterfowl season begins this weekend ` There’s nothing quite like the sights and sounds of a waking marsh first thing in the morning. Crawling out of bed before dawn may be an unappealing concept for some youth, but waterfowl hunting is more than worth the sacrifice when done right. With milder temperatures and youth waterfowl season just around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to introduce young hunters to the world of hunting ducks. The 2013 youth waterfowl season will kick off with the High Plains and Low Plains Early zones, September 28-29, followed by the Low Plains Late Zone, October 19-20, and the Southeast Zone, October 26-27. Daily bag limits are the same as those of the regular duck season and may consist of six ducks including no more than five mallards, of which only two may be hens; three wood ducks; three scaup; two pintails; two redheads; and two canvasbacks. Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. For a detailed map of duck zone boundaries and other waterfowl hunting regulations,

consult the 2013 Kansas Hunting and Furharvesting Regulations Summary available at all KDWPT regional offices, most license vendors, and online at In an effort to get more youth involved with hunting, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) hosts free youth hunting events, and one such event will be a youth duck hunt at the Milford Wildlife Area, Sunday, October 19. Youth ages 10-15 are invited to participate. There is no cost to attend and ammunition will be provided. Other hunting equipment will also be available for use on a firstcome, first-served basis. Hunters must register no later than October 14, 2013. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Hunters will meet at the Milford Wildlife Area office, 1782 10th Road, Clay Center, just prior to the hunt. Breakfast will be provided. For more information on this event, or to register, contact public land manager Kristin Kloft at (785) 461-5402.

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History From The Hermes Compiled by Ruthie Winget Thursday, October 2, 2008 The “I Make a Difference” Award was presented to Rosalie Bitner by the USD 210 School Board.

Thursday, October 2, 2003 Kent Bressler of Rolla brought down an antelope with his bow and arrow. This is the first antelope Bressler

Pictured here are two members of Hugoton High School Class of 1942 in their very early days - and Hugoton’s very early days. Their mothers attended school in the Oklahoma Panhandle before marrying Hugoton men and moving here. Their first children were born about six weeks apart, so they put the kids in buggies and enjoyed a walk and some fresh air. This picture was taken in Hugoton, probably the fall of 1942. The children are Jim Schmidt, at left, and Shirley Fulkerson DeCamp at right. Holding Shirley’s hand is her mother Ollie Fulkerson. The photographer was no doubt Elsie Schmidt, Jim’s mother. Fathers were John Fulkerson and Henry Schmidt. Eighty-nine years later, Shirley and Jim still live in Hugoton with their spouses, raised their families here and are headed for 90 years of age, along with the rest of the Class of ‘42. Go Eagles!

has shot, because of the quickness and shyness of the animal. Thursday, October 1, 1998 Heritage Christian Academy began their first year of instruction. There are twenty students enrolled in the academy. Thursday, October 7, 1993 Wedding vows were exchanged between Lillian White and Loren Seaman October 23, 1993 at the Assembly of God Church of Hugoton. Rodrick Heger has pledged Theta Xi fraternity at K-State during the summer rush program. Thursday, October 6, 1988 Shannon Crawford has graduated from the U.S. Air Force maintenence course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Tx. Shannon is a 1987 Hugoton High School graduate. Thursday, September 29, 1983 Hugoton High School Principal Stephen Nelson announced Robert Wilson has placed in the top 5% of over one million entries in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Wilson has demonstrated unusual academic promise and will be honored with a Letter of Commendation. Correction: Thursday, September 27, 1973 Lucky Mee, a paint gelding owned by Bill Hittle, was named National Champion

Yearling Gelding at Denver, Co. The 1973 Paint National Competition had almost 900 entries. Thursday, October 4, 1973 Miss Theresa Tate and Clayton Gerrond were united in marriage September 22, 1973 at St. Helen’s Catholic Church. Father James E. Baker officiated at the Nuptial Mass. Thursday, October 3, 1963 The construction of the Stevens County Home for the Elderly is progressing nicely. The $290,000 structure is located between Fifth and Sixth Street on Polk Street. Thursday, October 1, 1953 The cornerstone of the new Moscow Methodist Church was laid this weekend. Into a box inserted behind the cornerstone was placed a Bible, a Methodist Hymnal, a copy of the 1952 Discipline, a copy of the Ritual of the Methodist Church as well as other items. Rev. Bervie Scott is the Moscow Methodist pastor. Friday, October 1, 1948 Jim Keffer is the new pastor of the First Christian Church of Hugoton. Pastor Keffer has had thirteen years of experience as a pastor and evangelist. Keffer is a native of Pennsylvania. If any readers have pictures for the history page of the Hermes, please bring them in to Ruthie Winget at The Hugoton Hermes.

Insurance coverage estimates are released For the second time in less than a week, the U.S. Census Bureau has released estimates regarding insurance coverage in Kansas. Thursday's release from the American Community Survey (ACS) indicated that 356,000 people in Kansas did not have insurance in 2012, which results in an uninsured rate of 12.6 percent. These estimates were essentially unchanged from 2011. The findings are similar to those released Tuesday from

Average retail gas prices fall Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 9.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.43 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.49 per gallon, according to gasoline price Web site Including the change in gas prices in Kansas during the past week, prices Sunday were 36.7 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 3.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 7.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 32.1 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. "Gasoline prices continue to move lower nationally as we've now officially moved into fall," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Looking forward, we're likely to see additional relief at pumps in the months ahead, and it's quite possible that by the time we're observing Thanksgiving that gasoline prices will be twenty or more cents per gallon lower. Californian motorists will see among the larger decreases in the week ahead as refinery issues have become barely visible in the rear view, which has led to a dramatic downward shift in wholesale gasoline prices," DeHaan said. Submitted by

the Current Population Survey (CPS) estimating 369,000 Kansans were uninsured in 2011/2012, an uninsured rate of 13.1 percent. In other findings released from the ACS, the uninsured rate among Kansas children in 2012 was 6.6 percent, an insignificant change from the 2011 rate of 6.4 percent. An estimated 48,000 Kansas children were uninsured in 2012. Again, these estimates are similar to the CPS data released Tuesday. Knowing which survey provides the best estimates can be confusing, especially as politicians and ordinary citizens try to understand the changes occurring with the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Most policy analysts agree the ACS provides better estimates for individual states and communities, and therefore the ACS will be the data source

used by KHI for most insurance coverage reports going forward. As it relates to the implementation of Obamacare, many people have wondered if the number of young adults ages 19-25 without insurance has decreased as a result of the law, which, starting in 2010, allowed them to stay on their parent's insurance until age 26. The ACS data released this week show 22.9 percent of young adults in Kansas lacked insurance in 2012, a significant decrease from 26.8 percent without insurance in 2009. These numbers reflect the national trend among young adults where the uninsured rate has decreased from 31.7 percent to 26.5 percent between 2009 and 2012. Look for additional information from KHI in the coming weeks reporting new county- and community-level

ACS data on insurance coverage across Kansas. KHI stands prepared to help you understand the rapidly changing health policy landscape in Kansas. The Kansas Health Institute is an independent, nonprofit health policy and research organization based in Topeka, Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, the Kansas Health Institute conducts research and policy analysis on issues that affect the health of Kansans.

BAREFOOT GIRLS (OR DIRTYFEET GIRLS) — Audrey Jones, married to Bill Gilbert of Hugoton several years ago; Marjorie Lahey, daughter of Art Lahey and aunt of Tommy Lahey of Moscow; Zelma Gilbert Kossuth, sister of Ralph Gilbert, still living in Hugoton; Kenneth Lahey, son of Art, deceased in 1941; and Ralph Gilbert of Guymon, Ok. Photo courtesy of Ralph Gilbert. Thanks, Ralph. Solution to September 19, 2013 puzzle

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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


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

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


Good Pay, Great Benefits Bartlett Grain LP has yearround opportunities. We are looking for a hard working Yard Laborer. You will be involved in both fertilizer and grain operations. Ideal candidate has ag background and CDL. HAZMAT preferred. Bartlett offers competitive wages along with GREAT BENEFITS: Health and life ins. premium paid 100% for employee, dental, vision, 401k w/company match, profit sharing, paid vacation & more. Apply in person or send resume:

Bartlett Cattle Company, LP tfc

Professional office is seeking a friendly and capable ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. Candidate must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Publisher and Outlook, and be familiar with common Windows software. Prior experience working in an office environment is preferred. Candidate must be a self-starter with excellent follow through & organizational skills who is capable of working with little supervision and has the ability to multitask. Typical work consists of drafting, formatting, and proofreading documents, organizing and managing files, and communicating with financial institutions, government agencies, and clients. Candidate should have excellent writing and communication skills. This is a permanent full-time position. If interested, please email your resume and prior work references to (2c39)

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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.

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


TWIN STATES AG TRUCKING INC. is looking for full-time truck driving positions. This position requires a current medical card, clean and valid CDL, must pass a DOT pre-employment drug screening. Benefits available after 90 days, this is a salary paid position.

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

Please call Troy at 620-453-2421 or the office at 620-544-8302 to inquire about this position.(2c39)

NOW HIRING Maintenance/Truck

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

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

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


Hugoton Hermes Classified Ads Deadline:

Apply at McDonald’s 612 E. 11th

Monday 5:00 p.m.


HELP WANTED 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.



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

Call 866-840-2066 Ask for Carl




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

APPLY AT McDonald’s 612 E. Eleventh Hugoton

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

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

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


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


CURRENT OPENINGS AT STEVENS COUNTY HOSPITAL, MEDICAL CLINIC AND PIONEER MANOR NURSING HOME 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 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.

Sniff out a bargain in the Give Us A Call! (3c37)



The Hugoton Hermes

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Page 7B

FOR SALE 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: Computer desk with bookcase, $75.00; Loveseat (makes into twin bed), $50.00; Berkline recliner moss green, $25.00; Humphries aluminum storm door, $75.00; Insulated duck overalls, size medium, $25.00. Call 620-544-2568. (2c39)


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

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

View these Classifieds online at classifieds

GARAGE SALE: Thursday, September 26, 12:00 Noon - 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 27, 12:00 Noon - 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, September 28, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, 515 W. Eighth, PS2 Games, Kids’ Clothes - All Sizes, Large Dog Kennel, Lots of Miscellaneous --------------GARAGE SALE: Friday, September 27, 3:00 - 8:00 p.m., 718 S. Adams, Computer Desk, Furniture, Dishes, Knick Knacks --------------GARAGE SALE: Saturday, September 28, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, 201 E. 14th St., Recliners, Baby Toys, Miscellaneous --------------GARAGE SALE: Saturday, September 28, 8:00 a.m. - ???, 907 S. Trindle, Lots of Great Bargains!!! ---------------

BUSINESS and PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY Small Engine Repair Your Snapper Dealer

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


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

1182 Road Q • Hugoton (tfc12) NEED A FIREARM? AMMO? FFL DEALER?




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

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


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.

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 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!!!

IN STOCK *Carpet *Tile *Laminate *Vinyl

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

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

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

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


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

Call 620-544-4321 or email to include YOUR business here!

PUBLIC NOTICE (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

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

PUBLIC NOTICE (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

Project Hope

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

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

(park in back lot)

1030 S. Main


AL-Anon Family Group

Chance Yoder- Cellphone 544-1907

“Call Us For All Your Real Estate Needs”

Chance Yoder


FOR RENT: 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments. Furnished or unfurnished. Bills included, washer and dryer, and cable. Call 544-2232. (tfc) --------------FOR RENT: Mobile home, 2 bedroom, furnished, uptown. Call 620428-5033 or 620-544-8202. (3c39)

Handicap Accessible Apartment

2-3 bedroom 1 bath and partially furnished. Phone # 620-544-7046 leave message. (3c37) 4 bedrooms/2 full baths w/ half bath upstairs. 2 car attached carport and 2 car carport detached. Large back yard.

WANTED: 33 or 45 record albums with rock & roll from 1960s-1980s or country. Trying to build up record collection after selling at Kiwanis auction last year. Call Pat Arange, 620544-7523. 123 Jefferson St., (1p39) Hugoton, Ks. 67951. --------------WANTED: Looking for a roommate or any type of rental. Call Cynthia Phillips (1p39) at 785-706-1446. --------------WANT TO BUY: Silver Coins, Marbles, Oil Lamps, Old Tools, Pedal Toys, Toy Tractors, Pre 1970 Toys, Old Musical Instruments Any Condition, Hunting Knives, Pocket Knives, Fishing Lures. Call 620-360(4eotp35) 0249. --------------WANT TO PURCHASE: Minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co. 80201. (150p49-12)

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

Presented by

Eileen’s Real Estate

Call 544-2933

1410 S. Main

for a showing




201 6th Ave, Rolla Dallas Bressler (owner)

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

Call Denese Yancey@


• 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


617 E 3rd

appointment and price.

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



620-482-4639 for


Pioneer Manor Family Support Group

LARGE LIVING ESTATE AUCTION FOR BILL RIVES: Saturday, October 12, 9:00 a.m., City Hall in Elkhart, Ks. Lots of Antiques & Drug Store Items. Auctioneer Jim Cunningham, 620-360-0249. See Web: for list.

Sunflower Plaza

Chance Yoder - Salesperson Agricultural Land Residential & Commercial Specialist

Karen Yoder




Handy Haulers Kelly Mace

Celebrate L i fe


544-5915 or 544-7776

Lawn Mowing/Odd Jobs

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


Feature Of The Week


Now see these and other SW. Kansas properties at

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


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

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!


Karen Yoder- 544-4161 or Cellphone 544-3730

600 E. 11th

(620) 624-1212

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

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


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

307 N. Kansas, Suite 101 Liberal, KS 67901

An Encouragement Group

620-544-1517 FDT ELECTRIC

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.



Alan D. Higgins, Owner

LAWN PRO Will Schnittker

New Listing 1003 S. Adams Street -This home is richly adorned with up to date modern color schemes and top grade wood trim and solid wood doors throughout. The kitchen cabinets and full wall of pantry has more than enough room for the most exotic chef's needs. Solid surface counter tops make cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms a snap. Enjoy that cup of coffee on the balcony/deck off the master bedroom on the upper level. The 45X24 morton garage contains a 24'X17.5' work shop which is insulated, heated & cooled and also has a sink.

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!!




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





911 S. Harrison


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


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 29, 2:00-4:00 pm

For a private showing, call 620-544-4331


The Hugoton Hermes

Thursday, September 26, 2013 Page 8B

Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce News Financial businesses offer services to area residents

Citizens State Bank

The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce Board pause in their busy day for a photo. Above, standing left to right are Dean Van Horn, Courtney Leslie and David Snyder. Sitting are Kimberly Kraisinger, Director Ruth Van Horn and Cathy Wolters. The newest board member on the extreme left is Leslie Hoggatt.

Citizens State Bank is a Hugoton institution serving residents’ banking needs since 1913. Today, as CSB celebrates 100 years of community banking, the locally-owned and operated business boasts checking, savings, money market and NOW accounts, in addition to IRAs and CDs. They also operate a Web site at, where patrons can pay bills and monitor their accounts. The bank also offers loans, escrow services, safe deposit boxes and trust services. Customers can also obtain debit and credit cards at Citizens. They have three convenient ATM locations in Hugoton. Citizens State’s most powerful asset is their love of everything “local”. Many CSB

employees are from Hugoton and Stevens County, and as a group, are very active in the community. The bank sponsors events at Hugoton’s Park Day July 4, serves up barbecue and “fixins” at the County Fair, and sponsors a tailgate party during Hugoton High School’s football season. They’ve also purchased scoreboards and time and temperature signs for the community on Main Street and Washington Street as well as a digital sign for the elementary school. Citizens State Bank looks forward to serving the community of Hugoton for many more years and appreciates their loyal customers. Hugoton appreciates the “communityminded” bank as well.

Citizens State Bank at 601 S. Main in Hugoton, Member FDIC

Farm Bureau Financial Services

Edward Jones Edward Jones opened a new office in Hugoton almost 13 years ago. Financial Advisor Dustin Johnson joined Edward Jones in June of 2010. Edward Jones is a full service brokerage firm, handling stocks, bonds, mutual funds, life insurance, checking and banking. They can offer most any services that any bank can offer, except they have no cash on hand. They offer money

market and investment services. Senior Branch Office Administrator Dianna Miller has been with Edward Jones for over ten years. Edward Jones has clients from the surrounding communities, not only in Hugoton. They also have offices in different towns in order to offer personal service to their clientele.

Farm Bureau Financial Services at 613 S. Main in Hugoton

First National Bank at 502 S. Jackson in Hugoton

First National Bank

Edward Jones Investments at 608 S. Main in Hugoton

First National Bank of Liberal opened the Hugoton Branch in 1996. The permanent facility for Hugoton was built in 2001. First National offers competitive rates on commercial, agriculture and consumer loans. They offer a wide variety of checking accounts to fit specific needs including free checking accounts. Free on-

line banking and bill pay as well as free debit cards are some of their special services. Other services are their First Prestige Club and Bitty Bee Savers Club. FNB provides many sizes of safety deposit boxes. There are five convenient full service locations and ten ATM locations in Liberal and Hugoton.

Jeff Ramsey of Hugoton’s Farm Bureau has been an agent with the company since 1989. He has been helping local residents since 1993. Office manager Karen Schechter has been with the Hugoton office since 1989. Farm Bureau Financial Services has been helping folks with their needs for nearly 70 years. Local agent Jeff can help you take care of today’s needs, prepare for future needs and goals, and preserve your assets for future generations. Visit Farm Bureau at 613 S. Main Street in Hugoton or call 620-544-4304 to find out more about how you can get your financial house in order today. Jeff can help you by insuring your belongings, helping with

life, long-term care, health, business and disability insurance, and establishing an emergency fund for short-term needs. You can also count on Jeff and Karen to help you plan for college, retirement and other goals. Farm Bureau Financial Services can assist you when your financial responsibilities and goals seem overwhelming by preserving your estate’s value, transferring assets, and fulfilling charitable giving goals. Jeff asserts, “We have a lot of experience and knowledge about the insurance and financial service industry. If we can’t answer your questions, we’ll find someone who can!”


GLB SERVICES 217 1/2 N. Jackson (new Address) 544-2121

Open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


HI-PLAINS LUMBER 507 S. Main Hugoton


Liberal Office Machine 1015 N. Kansas Liberal, Ks 67901 620-624-5653

905 S. Adams

544-8751 Winter Hours Mon.-Fri. 1:00-5:00 p.m. Saturdays 2:00-4:00 p.m.


516 S. Main 544-8660

ROME FARMS 544-8991 Keith, Dave & Steve Rome

Call TERRY at 544-4361

Yvonne, Kim, Kirk, Teri, Dennis, Linda & Mari 1026 S. Main 620-544-8011

601 S. Main St., Hugoton, KS 67951 (620) 544-4331

10% discount on 30 day accounts

Elkhart - 697-2657


502 S. Jackson Hugoton, Ks 67951 620-544-8908 MEMBER FDIC

21 Plaza Drive • Liberal (620) 624-8471 Website:

600 S. Monroe St. Hugoton, KS 544-4177

Jeff C. Ramsey, Agent 613 S. Main (620) 544-4303

1-877-544-8818 Stephanie Antrim Weeast Financial Advisor

Dustin Johnson Financial Advisor

608 S. Main Street Hugoton, KS 67951

Aqua Shield Roofing and Construction

Twisted H Liquor 620-544-2189 Hugoton, Kansas 620-544-7226

Payroll • Financial Planning Auditing

Hugoton, Kansas 67951 620-544-8818

Jordan Air Inc. Complete Aerial Application

Income Tax Preparation for Individuals and Businesses

Phone 620.544.4388

Brollier, Wolf & Kuharic 517 S. Main 544-8555 Attorneys At Law


109 W. 5th St. Hugoton 620-544-2602

Thank you for your support

616 S. Main Hugoton 620-428-6744 800-556-0876

Hugoton, KS

Commodity Hauling Phone (620) 544-4920 Hugoton, Kansas

Musgrove Insurance Services, Inc.

“Helping You Put The Pieces Together.” 1012 S. Main St., P.O. Box 308, Hugoton, KS 67951

210 East First Street P.O. Box 639 Hugoton, Kansas 67951 Phone (620) 544-4191 Fax (620) 544-4141

September 26, 2013  

Official Newspaper of Stevens County, Kansas