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Volume 125, Number 40

Thursday, October 4, 2012

18 Pages, 70 Cents Plus Tax Per Copy

Prepare a home fire escape plan As the weather in Kansas starts turning cold, the risk of fire increases significantly. Yet, only 23 percent of households have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan. National Fire Prevention Week is October 7 to 13 and this year’s theme, “Have 2 Ways Out”, focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice. A home fire escape plan prepares your family to get out quickly when the smoke alarm sounds. Having two ways out is an important part of your plan in case your first escape route is blocked by smoke or flames. Safe Kids is joining the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to urge families to develop and practice a fire escape plan, as well as to take active measures to help prevent fires in their homes. Approximately 80 percent of all fire-related deaths and injuries occur in the home, and young children are at a particularly high risk because they don’t perceive danger as readily and can lack the ability to escape a lifethreatening fire situation. “Having a working smoke alarm reduces a person’s chances of dying in a fire by nearly half,” said Cherie Sage, Safe Kids Kansas. “It is important to have a working smoke alarm on each level

of the home and outside of each sleeping area, but being alerted to a fire is only the first step. Your family must know how to escape a fire to a safe location outside the home. Making and practicing a fire escape plan helps ensure your family members know just what to do.” Important tips for escape planning • Make a home escape plan. Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Talk about the plan with everyone in your home. • Practice your fire escape plan with at least two ways out of each room. • Have an outside meeting place a safe distance from the home where everyone should meet. • Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day, twice a year. • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them. • Once there is a fire, get out and stay out. Never go back inside for people or pets. • Teach kids how to get low and go if they hear the smoke alarm, smell smoke or see flames. • Call the fire department only when you are safely outside your home. The best way to stay safe from fire is to prevent it. Here are a few fire prevention tips: • Keep matches, gasoline and lighters locked away,

out of children’s reach and sight. • Never leave the kitchen while you are cooking. Use back burners and turn pot handles to the back of the stove when cooking. • Never leave a burning candle unattended. Place candles in a safe location away from combustible materials and where children or pets cannot tip them over. • Place space heaters at least three feet from curtains, papers, furniture and other flammable materials. Always turn space heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed. • Test all smoke alarms every month and change the batteries once a year, even if they are hardwired. Smoke alarms are also available with tenyear lithium batteries. • Consider a home sprinkler system. The combination of smoke alarms and sprinklers can reduce your chances of dying in a fire by 82 percent. NFPA has organized National Fire Prevention Week annually since 1922, for more details visit www.firepreventionweek. org. For more information about fire safety for children and families, as well as helpful tips and videos, visit Visit us at www.safekid and on Facebook.

Fall is beginning to paint its colors on this tree in the front yard of Richard and Linda Barnes. The leaves are changing gradually from green

Act now to protect against the flu The 2012-2013 influenza season is here and supplies of flu vaccine are now available in the state of Kansas. Some healthcare providers have alstarted flu ready immunization clinics and will continue to offer the vaccine throughout the influenza season. The timing and severity of the flu season are difficult to predict and vary from year to year. Stevens County The Health Department will be having a seasonal flu shot clinic Thursday, October 11 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. “By getting your flu vaccine before you see or hear about the first case of flu in your community, you

Commissioners hear about phone lines and waste water The Stevens County Commissioners met in regular session Monday morning, October 1, 2012 with all members, David Bozone, Gary Baker and James Bell present. Also present were County Counselor Bob Johnson, County Clerk Pam Bensel and RoGlenda Coulter from The Hugoton Hermes. The following is just an agenda for the day with a few of the unofficial highlights. Official minutes will be published at a later date. When this reporter arrived the commissioners had already heard from Roger Lynch from Zoning and Rodney Kelling from Stevens County Emergency Services. JC Cantrell from Road and Bridge came in with his report from his department. He talked in detail about the phone lines and where they will be installed in the lots east of Hugoton. Commissioners are concerned for future building that the right-of-ways not be in the way. It was decided to wait and talk more to Pete Earles when he arrived at 11:00. Bob checked out some details in the matter also. JC also talked about the recent rains making it possible to

see where culverts are needed in the newly constructed streets east of town. When Dave asked, JC said he will probably need approximately four. The commissioners moved into executive session. When they returned Ashley Fiss and Tony McBride came in to talk about the Physical Therapy, Community Health and EMS Bathroom project they are working on for the old manor. They had some quotes to present to the commissioners for moving the mechanical, electrical and miscellaneous items at the old manor in preparation for the asbestos removal. The commissioners made the motion and passed it to accept the three low bids they were presented. Tony said there may be some value to the concrete they will be taking out. He said it may be a better deal made for the commissioners if the concrete is given away than if just hauled to the landfill. Steel will have to be removed from this and sold for a small amount. He suggested that whoever does the demolition be responsible for the removal of the material. They agreed to allow this. Engineer assessment: four options

were given for the commissioners to check out. Trevor at the old manor, as well as Tony, suggested Option Four as the best one. Ashley also agreed. One of the options would put mechanical items on the roof. They all agreed this would not be a good idea. The electrical engineer recommends not using the old wiring and plumbing in the old manor, being that most of it is from 1963. Commissioners asked Pam to check how much is left in the building fund. She brought back the numbers for the commissioners to look over. After much discussion motion was made and passed to accept Option Four. Tony updated the commissioners about the landscaping at the new manor. Chuck will be bringing in some more dirt for the ponding situation. He moved back the time of delivery of the replacement trees for when temperatures get a little cooler yet. Ashley then brought up the survey for the parking lot elevations. Motion was made and passed to allow the survey. Commissioners talked to Tony about some additional charges at the new manor for water heater

to gold and yellow. The moisture that has been received and the cool temperatures will continue to bring out the beautiful colors.

boosters. Motion was made and passed to pay this bill. Much discussion followed about other matters at the manor. Tony was asked if there are any other late bills. He doesn’t know of anything else. Ted Heaton from the Sheriff’s Department said everything is good at his department. Numbers are down on prisoners at this time. Also the flu has been running its course with his dispatchers. Janet Smith came in to talk about the complaint against them for driving their truck down an alley to park it. They think they have everything worked out at this time and a new plan for a way to park the truck that will not tear up the road or property. The commissioners said that was their main part of the situation and jurisdictions. They just want to try to work with everyone concerned. Gary reported about a meeting he attended recently. Pete Earles came in about easements for the subdivision. They all discussed the phone lines. He feels they will be fine next to the gas lines. Neal Gillespie came in and joined the Continued to page 3

give yourself and your family the best opportunity to stay flu-free throughout the season,” said Ryan Burns, KDHE Director of Immunization. “Although influenza can occur at any time, October is often thought of as the start of flu season, so acting now is a great way to get that protection.” This fall, most everyone six months and older should get vaccinated against flu, even if they were vaccinated last season. By getting the flu vaccine, you can protect yourself from influenza and may also avoid spreading influenza to others. It takes about two weeks after the vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against influenza virus infection. There are two types of influenza vaccines recommended by the CDC: • The first is an attenuated influenza vaccine that contains live but weakened influenza virus and is sprayed into the nostrils. If you’re between two and 49 years of age and not pregnant, ask your health provider about the nasal spray vaccine. It’s

just as safe and just as effective as the injection, and it may be the right vaccine for you. • The second is the inactivated (killed) influenza vaccine, or “flu shot,” which is given by injection with a needle. There are three types of “flu shots” available: *a regular flu shot approved for people ages six months and older *a high-dose flu shot approved for people 65 and older, and *an intradermal flu shot approved for people 18 to 64 years of age For the 2012-2013 season, manufacturers have projected they will produce between 146 million and 149 million doses of flu vaccine. During 20112012, 132.8 million doses of flu vaccine were distributed in the U.S. Contact the Stevens County Health Department at 1042 S. Jackson or visit the HealthMap Vaccine Finder at http://flushot.healthmap. org/ to find a flu vaccination provider in your area. If you would like more information on seasonal influenza, go to http:// x.html.

The clouds seem to also be celebrating the recent rain in Stevens County. This is a sight west of Hugoton that has not been seen in a very long time. It is a ditch five miles west of Hugoton where in a couple of days a little more than two inches of rain were measured last week!! Hallelujah!!!

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

HUGOTON POLICE REPORT Business Hours, Call 544-4959 After Hours, Call 544-2020 Monday, September 24, 2012 • Dog at Large, Dog Impounded, Officer Hagman • Theft, 400 Block of East Fourth, Took Report, Officer Hagman • Complaint, 900 Block of South Monroe, Spoke with Reporting Party, Officer Hagman • Vehicle Unlock, 600 Block of East Eleventh, Citizen Assist, Officer Hagman • Dog at Large, 600 Block of East Eleventh, Dog Impounded, ACO Smith • Dog at Large, 900 Block of Coulter, Dog Impounded, ACO Smith • Dog at Large, Eighth and Monroe, Dog Impounded, ACO Smith • Dogs at Large, 800 Block of South Adams, Ticket Issued, ACO Smith • Roosters, 800 Block of South Washington, Advised to Remove from City Limits, ACO Smith Tuesday, September 25, 2012 • RP of Missing Dog, 200 Block of South Jackson, Unable to Locate, Officer Hagman • Dog at Large, 600 Block of West Eleventh, Unable to Locate, Officer Hagman • Dog at Large, 1200 Block of South Monroe, Dog Impounded, ACO Smith • Damage to Fence, 300 Block of West Fourth, Officer Lamatsch • BB Gun Pointed at Dog, 200 Block of South Wilson, Spoke to Homeowner, Officer Lamatsch Wednesday, September 26, 2012 • Medical Assist, 200 Block of South Madison, Public Service, Sergeant Johnson • Motorist Assist, 400 Block of East Fourth, Public Service, Sergeant Johnson • Vehicle Unlock, 500 Block of South Monroe, Citizen Assist, Sergeant Johnson • Vehicle Unlock, 500 Block of South Monroe, Citizen Assist, Sergeant Johnson • Argument, 300 Block of West Fifth,

Subject Left, Sergeant Johnson Thursday, September 27, 2012 • Stolen Bike, 900 Block of West City Limits, Took Reports, Sergeant Johnson • Gas Meter Hit, Alley of 1000 Block of South Main, Notified Black Hills, Officer Crane • Loud Music, 800 Block of South Madison, Advised to Turn It Down, Officer Crane Friday, September 28, 2012 • Damage to Window, 400 Block of South Madison, Took Report, Officer Hagman • Dogs at Large, 100 Block of B Street, Returned to Owner, ACO Smith • Dog at Large, 200 Block of Van Buren, Dog Impounded, ACO Smith • RP of Hurt Dog, 900 Block of South Polk, Spoke to Owner, Officer Lamatsch • Battery, 500 Block of West Eighth, Took Report, Officer Lamatsch • RP of Party, 400 Block of Harrison, Investigated, Officer Lamatsch Saturday, September 29, 2012 • Dog at Large, Dog Impounded, Officer Hagman • RP of Four Wheelers, East Tenth, Unable to Locate, Officer Hagman • Vehicle Unlock, Citizen Assist, Officer Hagman • Medical Assist, Public Service, Officer Hagman Sunday, September 30, 2012 • Dog at Large, 1400 Block of South Monroe, Dog Impounded, Officer Hagman • Dog Returned to Owner, 1600 Block of South Washington, Public Service, Officer Hagman • Dog at Large, 700 Block of Harrison, Spoke to Owner, Officer Hagman • Dog at Large, Fifth and Monroe, Spoke to Owner, Officer Hagman • Barking Dog Complaint, 100 Block of South Main, Spoke to Owner, Officer Lamatsch

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Governor declares October Domestic Violence Awareness Month TO THE PEOPLE OF KANSAS, GREETINGS: WHEREAS, family and relationships are often counted among life’s greatest blessings, and tragically, many Kansans’ relationships are tarnished by violence and fear; and WHEREAS, the crime of domestic violence violates an individual’s privacy, dignity, security, and humanity, due to the systematic use of physical, emotional, sexual, psychological, economic and coercive control or abuse; and WHEREAS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner, which translates into 12 million people nationally and approximately 557,275 Kansas or 20% of the Kansas population; and WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Justice reports that intimate partner homicides comprise 14% percent of all homicides in the United States and women are twice as likely as men to be killed by an intimate partner; and WHEREAS, the Kansas Bureau of Investigations reports that 30% of all homicides in Kansas in 2010 were related to domestic violence; and WHEREAS, on average, 22 adults and nine children are murdered each year in Kansas as a result of domestic violence, with 20 adults and 13 children dying in 2010; and WHEREAS, violence against women is inconsistent with the values of our community and will not be excused or tolerated; and NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sam Brownback, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF KANSAS, do hereby proclaim October of 2012, as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Kansas encourage all citizens to speak out against domestic violence, to provide support for survivors of these crimes, to encourage community leaders to hold perpetrators accountable, and to make domestic violence prevention efforts a priority by hosting events, by creating policies at school and work, and by working with your local domestic violence victim service providers. DONE: At the Capitol in Topeka under the Great Seal of the State this 28th day of September, A.D. 2012

WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ Project Hope needs food! Make your donation at Project Hope or First National Bank. Call Debbie Nordling at 544-8528 or Tammy Slocum at 544-8908 for more information. Don’t forget! Get your flu shot at the Stevens County Health Department. Call 5447177 for more information. Notice: The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Comedy Night, set to take place Saturday, October 6 has been postponed until further notice. 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 RECOVERY every Monday night 6:308:00 p.m. at Assembly of God Fellowship Hall, 138 S. Main in Hugoton. HUGOTON LIONS CLUB meets every Second and Fourth Thursday of the month at Memorial Hall at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday nights - Inside Out Kids at the Hugoton Assembly of God, 138 S. Main, beginning with dinner at 6:45 p.m. Program will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Rides are available by calling Pastor Ben Coats at 620-4281487 before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings. August 28 - October 14 - Stauth Memorial Museum in Montezuma will host “New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Orange Peel.” It will feature winners from the National Quilt Museum’s international contest. Twenty other Kansas quilts will also be exhibited. The museum is located at 111 N. Aztec in Montezuma. They are closed Mondays. Please call 620-846-2527 for more information. September 17-October 12 - Local Artists’ Exhibit at the Stevens County Library in the meeting room. September 22-October 27 - Meile Farms will sponsor a Corn Maize and Pumpkin Patch 14 miles north of Hugoton on Highway 25. They are open Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:30 to 7:00 p.m. They will also open weekdays for school or business groups.

Find them on Facebook by searching “Meile Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maize.” All proceeds benefit area 4-H and FFA participants. October 4 - Southwest Kansas Chapter of Sons of Thunder will meet at the Grant County Civic Center, 1000 Patterson Avenue in Ulysses, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Men ages 12 and up are invited. For more information, call Monty at 620or Cary at 353-9507 620-353-9601. October 6 - Commodities will be distributed in Moscow at the Senior Center from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and in Hugoton by the fire station from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. - Benefit dinner and drawing for the Eli Hull Shotgun Benefit. Stop by Double T Industries or Corner Stop in Rolla or Paramount Service & Supply in Hugoton to get tickets. - Ernie Haase + Signature will perform at Meade High School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Contact Emmanuel Mennonite Church at 620-873-2742 for tickets. A German supper will be served in the high school commons area from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Stevens County Hospital Golf Tournament at Forewind Golf Course. - Safety Fest at the Grant County Activity Center in Ulysses, corner of Baughman and Grant from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free admission, giveaways and a free hot dog lunch starting at 11:30 a.m. October 7 - Minister Matt Russell from the Church of Christ will speak at Pioneer Manor in the chapel at 3:00 p.m. A coffee

hour will follow. October 7-13 - National Fire Prevention Week - National 4-H Week October 8 - Columbus Day - American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary will host a covered dish supper at the Vets Hall at 6:30 p.m. All members are invited. - Kansas Sampler Foundation Big Rural Brainstorm at Camp Wood near Elmdale in Chase County. “PowerUps” Kansans aged 21 to 39 - are invited to participate in a forum advocating the sustaining of rural communities. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is a fee to attend. For more information or to register, go to or call 620-585-2374. October 9 - Hugoton City Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. in the Council room of the City Office. October 10 - No School for USD #210 students for Teacher Professional Development Day. October 11 - Seasonal Flu Shot Clinic at the Stevens County Health Department, 1042 S. Jackson from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. - Hugoton Aglow will meet at the Senior Center, 624 S. Main, at 7:00 p.m. for coffee and fellowship. The meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m. October 12 - Pioneer Manor Open House, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Pioneer Electric will host a tailgate party at Moscow High School’s football field beginning at 6:00 p.m. Free hot dogs and prizes will be featured.

October 14 - Pastor Sandy Ferguson of the Rolla United Methodist Church will speak at Pioneer Manor at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel. Coffee and snacks will be served afterward. - Kansas Sampler Foundation Big Rural Brainstorm at the park office at Horsethief Reservoir near Jetmore. “PowerUps” - Kansans aged 21 to 39 - are invited to participate in a forum advocating the sustaining of rural communities. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is a fee to attend. For more information or to register, go to or call 620-585-2374. October 15 - No school for USD #210 students due to Teacher InService Day. - Stevens County Commissioners will meet in the Commissioners’ Room at the Stevens County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. -Chamber luncheon at noon at Memorial Hall. Janice Morgan will be catering. Mr. Crawford will be talking about the school and bringing the new administrators. -School Board meeting at MS/HS library at 6:30 p.m. October 16 - Pioneer Manor Support Group will meet at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Pioneer Manor, 1711 S. Main in Hugoton. - Last day to register to vote! Visit the Stevens County Clerk’s office by 5:00 p.m. so you can cast your ballot Tuesday, November 6 in the general election. - Boss’s Day-Don’t forget your boss!


October 16, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. is the last day to register to vote for the General Election. Books reopen on November 7, 2012.

COMMODITIES TO BE DISTRIBUTED SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 Commodities will be distributed in Moscow at the Senior Center from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. and in Hugoton by the fire station from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Stevens County Fire Department and Ambulance Report Stevens County Emergency Services run activity September 24 through September 30. Fire Department Hugoton Station No activity this period. Fire Department Moscow Station No activity this period. Ambulance Activity Five medical runs.

Obituaries Gary Wallace Former Hugoton resident Gary Dee Wallace of Lake Tanglewood, Tx., passed from this life Thursday, September 27, 2012 in a tragic vehicle accident near Pampa, Tx. He was 42.

Gary was born June 28, 1970 in Hugoton, the son of Lawrence and Joyce Wallace. He worked as an oil security tools repairman. Gary was very patriotic. He loved camping and spending time with his family. He always did for others and often went without

himself. Survivors include his son Keegan Wallace of Amarillo, Tx.; two daughters, Rachel Wallace and Breeann Wallace, both of Mesquite, Tx.; his parents Lawrence and Joyce Wallace of Hugoton; soul-mate Nancy Dickenson of Amarillo; three brothers, Rod Wallace of Larned, Steve Wallace of Holland, Mi. and Roger Wallace of Madison, Tn.; and his three sisters, Trudy Craig of Andover, Wanda Thomas of Durant, Ok. and Melody Simon of Spring Hill, Tn. Services were attended Monday morning, October 1, 2012 at the Church of Christ at The Colonies in Amarillo with Minister Dick Marcea officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Amarillo. Sign the online guest book at

Naomi Knier Friends and family gathered Wednesday afternoon to remember and honor Naomi Knier of Hugoton. Mrs. Knier passed from this life Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Odyssey Hospice in Amarillo, Tx. She was 52.

Born January 24, 1960 in Hooker, Ok., Naomi was the daughter of Wilbur Dean Decker and the former Ida Mae Zordel. Naomi grew up in Hooker and graduated with the Class of 1978. She received her Associates of Applied Science Degree from Seward County Community College in Liberal. She worked at Hooker High School as Mr. Bill Longest’s secretary for four years. In 1984, Naomi went to work for the First National Bank of Hooker as a teller, then as a loan secretary before advancing to the President’s Executive Assistant. She worked for FNB-Hooker for 28 years. March 25, 1994 Naomi and Donald D. Knier, Sr. were united in marriage in Hugoton at the United Methodist Church. Naomi and Donnie made their home south of Hugoton. Naomi truly enjoyed her

gardening. She could not grow a house plant, but she could produce an abundant crop of vegetables. She enjoyed visiting the cabin in Cuchara, Co., spending time talking to her daughter on the telephone everyday and loving on her cats, Tobi and Little Bit. Survivors include her husband Donnie of the home; her daughter Lori Dawn Carroll and husband Kelly of Poteau, Ok.; two stepsons, Donald Jr. “DD” Knier and wife Tonya and David Knier, all of Hugoton; step son-inlaw Jan Leonard and wife Sherri of Hugoton; her three sisters, Janice McCann and husband Daniel of Hooker, Sharon Frittz of Elk City, Ok. and Shirley Dennis and husband William of Hartman, Co.; special cousins, Chris Zordel of Spearville and Spencer and Yvonne Clark of Denver, Co.; and her many nieces, nephews and step grandchildren. Naomi was preceded in death by her step-daughter Denise Knier Leonard and great niece Kara Rundles. Funeral services were attended Wednesday afternoon, October 3, 2012 at the Hugoton United Methodist Church with Rev. Harry Cross officiating. Interment followed in the Hugoton Cemetery directed by Roberts Brothers Funeral Home of Hooker. Memorials are suggested to the Denise Leonard Medical Education Scholarship Fund or the charity of the donor’s choice and may be left at Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, Box 745, Hooker, Ok. 73945. Condolences may be left at www.robertsbrothersfuneral

Ramona Cisneros Poe Death has claimed the life of Ramona Cisneros Poe. Mrs. Poe, of Ulysses, passed away Friday, September 27, 2012 at Baptist St. Anthony’s Health System in Amarillo, Tx. She was 73 The daughter of Fransico Cisneros and the former Angela Rodrigues, she was born December 18, 1938 at Dodge City. Ramona and Lyndall Poe were married in 1959 in Ulysses where she was a lifetime resident. Mrs. Poe was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church in Ulysses. Survivors include one son, Frankie Poe of Ulysses; daughter Thelma Leitch of Louiseburg; her sister Beatrice Beohler of Amarillo, Tx.; special friend Don Shriner of Ulysses; five grandchildren, Dawn Prather, Faith Warner, Robert Poe, Alicia Leitch and

Alex Leitch; three great grandchildren, Eliana, Owen and Gwen; nieces and nephews, Renee and Art Trevino and Jeff and Josie Adams; and great nieces and nephews, Amber Clark, Ashley Trevino, Addison Trevino, and Andrew, Trey and Emily Adams; and many other relatives and friends. Mrs. Poe was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one brother, Jimmie Cisneros. Funeral services were attended Monday morning, October 1, 2012 at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Ulysses with Father Dale Lumley presiding. Burial followed in the Ulysses Cemetery. A memorial has been established for the St. Johns Episcopal Church. Memorials may be mailed to Grant County Funeral Home, 218 S. Main, Ulysses, Ks. 67880.

The Hugoton Hermes

Classes from the Heritage Christian Academy are walking the streets, picking up trash. This group shows their protective gloves they are wearing for sanitation. Left to right are Lane

Plowman, Gavin Williams, Lisa Fehr, Mikyn Hamlin, Victoria Cox, Ethan Fox and supervisor Carol Piper.

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Hugoton High School’s FFA Chapter beams after placing sixth at Southwest District Land Judging/Homesite Career Developement Event. Jacob Teeter placed eighth Individual at the event. There were 21 teams from nine FFA Chapters with 94 students competing at

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Bob Johnson informed the commissioners that all the counties – Kearny, Grant, Morton, Haskell and Stevens – agreed to have John Frieden represent them in the Exxon Mobil tax appeal case. Bob will be working with John Frieden and the other counties to move forward. Tony McBride brought in the demolition bid plans for electrical, mechanical and asbestos then the demolition on the old Pioneer Manor. Tony says he will give the contractors two weeks to get the bid in. Motion was made and passed to get bids on the electrical, mechanical and demolition on the old Pioneer Manor. Jim voted no. Tony says the low bid from ISI Environmental for the removal of the asbestos from the old Pioneer Manor should be between the commissioners and ISI Environmental. Motion was made and passed to accept the bid from ISI Environmental for the removal of asbestos at a cost of $87,824.00 with a proposed contingency fund for possible discovered friable or non-friable cat-II asbestos. Motion carried. McBride explained that the construction manager fee for the Pioneer Manor was 4 ½% but with a smaller job the cost would be more - 6 ½%. Motion was made and passed to employ Tony as construction manager for the increase fee amount of 4 ½% to 6½%. Motion carried. Kim Harper came in on behalf of the City of Hugoton to discuss the engineering study for waste – water lagoons. He asked if the county could help with the cost of the study being in the range of $46,200.00 to $67,700.00. Motion was made and passed to help the City of Hugoton with ½ of the cost of a feasibility study consisting of an analysis of Hugoton’s existing wastewater treatment facility and existing influent pump station to meet Kansas Department of Health and Environment compliance requirements. This will be in the Stevens County Industrial Park and the cost of the study will be in the range of $46,200.00 to $67,700.00. Neal Gillespie came in to ask if the Kansas Dairy Ingredients Plant could move the dirt off of the five acre tract in the SE 1533-37 that they bought to help build up the W/2 of Lot 7 and Lots 8 & 9 in Block 2 of the Stevens County Industrial Park east of town. If they can’t do this then is there any other place to get dirt. He asked if the Dairy Plant could exercise the option to delay payment on the land till it gets started. Motion was made to allow the option and delay the payment on the land for approximately one year until the closing. Motion carried. JC Cantrell came in and asked if Pioneer Communications could put a telephone line on the county easement on the north side of the ditch in front of the frontage road along Highway 51 - east of town. Commissioners agreed to allow the

Horsethief Reservoir near Jetmore. Hugoton FFA members are Mitchell Shelton, Jacob Teeter, Baxter Self, Dontay Kingsby, Brady Heger, Josie Mueller and Denver Knox. Photo courtesy of Les McNally.

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Continued from page 1 discussion. Curb and gutter and dirt work were discussed. A set of plans was sent to JC. Pete will get bids and come back in 30 days. Asphalt will be for the county department to take care of - 19,600 square yards of it. The sewer is the biggest issue. A lift station may be a necessity. The next item for discussion was the eight and a half acre pond which may be needed for the waste water from the Dairy Plant. This would have to be located far from any residences. Some possibilities of working out plans with neighboring farmers was discussed for the fresh water and waste water situation. Pete discussed pond liners. Water will be removed from the milk products to make it into cheese. This is the waste water that would be in the pond. Possibly more land will be needed to sell for the pond. There should definitely be no problem of odor from the pond. Representatives will be at the city council meeting Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. to discuss this more. Neal asked the commissioners to be there. The reps really need to know for sure they have a place to go with the waste water as soon as possible. There is a possibility it can go into the sewer system. Jim told the other commissioners of a person offering to buy and remove the wood fencing around the old manor. This was approved by the other commissioners. The commissioners moved into another executive session. Meeting adjourned. The next commissioner’s meeting is October 15. Official Minutes COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with all members present. Also present were County Counselor Bob Johnson, County Clerk Pam Bensel and RoGlenda Coulter from The Hugoton Hermes. Dave called the meeting to order and moved to approve the minutes of the last meeting. Motion carried. Gary moved to approve the county vouchers. Motion carried. The clerk was instructed to draw warrants on the treasurer chargeable to the various funds of the county for the following amounts: General .. 37,235.12; Road & Bridge .. 340,951.69; Building .. 33,423.99; Noxious Weed .. 82.77; Insurance Agency Damages .. 1,515.60; Community Health .. 8,635.74; Fire Bequest .. 70.00; Airport Grants .. 1,845.02; Employee’s P/R Misc W/H .. 64.62 Janice Porter came in to observe the meeting.

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telephone line. Ted Heaton came in to see if the commissioners needed anything from him. Ted reported the Sheriff’s office is running smooth. Reece McDaniels came in with a complaint about a truck driver tearing up the street between Sixteenth Street and Seventeenth Street in the Hugoton Industrial Second Addition. The truck driver turns down the alley with the semi truck and tears up McDaniels backyard fence while pulling into the alley to park at his house. J C Cantrell stayed for the discussion and reported that he had fixed the hole in the street three times. Motion was made and passed to have Bob Johnson send a letter to this person about tearing up Sixteenth Street and making holes in the road. Pat LeClerc with Group Benefits showed the commissioners the difference in the Health insurance updates. Carl Eyman with KWORCC came in to present a plaque to the commissioners and update them on the outstanding claims for Stevens County. Loren VonLintel presented a three year contract with Nextech for the new technology service for the County Clerk, Appraiser, Treasurer and Community Health Department at a rate of $3,493.00 a month. Motion was made and passed to accept the contract with Nex-

tech. Gary Baker informed the other commissioners that there is not a yard light at the AA building and someone fell and hurt themselves so since the county owns the property, there needs to be a light put in. The City of Hugoton agreed to put up lights for $70.00 and a monthly fee of $5.00. Motion was made and carried to have the City of Hugoton put up lights. Motion was made to go into executive session for attorney/client for five minutes with County Counselor Robert Johnson present. Meeting adjourned.

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In order to vote in the General Election November 6 you will need to register by October 16,



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TO 7 P.M. Register to vote - Second floor of Court House, County Clerks office (Third door on the right) Be sure to bring your Government ID Or Call 544-2541 to find out where to resister and what you need

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VOTE Tuesday, November 6

Staff and residents of Wheatfield House in Pioneer Manor gathered to help Velda Sandusky celebrate her ninety-ninth birthday.



from The Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum Gladys Renfro and Beulah Carter

Gary Gold

Monday was the first day of October - here are a few facts you may not know about our calendar and the glorious autumn month of October. The oldest calendar may be 30,000 years old. An engraved bone plaque found at Blanchard, in the Dordogne region of France, contains a series of 69 engravings arranged on a curved line. The shape of the engravings resembles the phases of the moon, and some archaeologists believe that is what the marks represent. The Egyptian calendar, which was 365 days long and started on the day that Sirius rose in line with the sun, was


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Worship with your loved ones at Pioneer Manor October 7 Minister Matt Russell Church of Christ

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October 14 Pastor Sandy Ferguson Rolla UMC

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October 21 Pastor Larry Bradford Moscow Baptist October 28 Rusty Callahan ST. HELEN CATHOLIC CHURCH 1011 South Jefferson Street 544-2551 Saturday - 1:00 p.m. - Spanish Mass Sunday - 11:00 a.m. English Mass

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

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

BETHEL FRIENDS CHURCH Eric Mason, Pastor Zac Johnson, Youth Pastor 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 Matthew Russell, Minister 1041 S. Van Buren Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Evening Service - 6:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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.


TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 544-2355 516 N.E. Avenue 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!

600 S. Van Buren - 544-2715 Pastor Randy Nash UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School - 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 828 S. Main Hugoton 544-8715 Fellowship - 10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Harry Cross, Pastor Worship Hour - 10:30 - 12:00 Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship - 11:00 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

FIRST CHURCH OF GOD 801 W. City Limits 544-2652 800 S. Van Buren - 544-2763 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening Service - 7:00 p.m. Call 544-2652 fIor Church Bus

HUGOTON BAPTIST CHURCH -Eighth and Main 544-2210 Bob Rich, Pastor 506 East Eighth - 544-2295 Sunday School - 6:00 p.m. Morning Worship - 10:30 a.m. Youth Service - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study - 6:00 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

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.

LONE STAR FRIENDS CHURCH 14 Miles East of Hugoton on Highway 51 ROLLA Bob Sanders, Pastor Church 624-3784 Home 624-3104 EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. 202 Monroe St. - Rolla, Ks. 67954 Contemporary Worship Celebration - 10:45 a.m. Henry McGuire, Pastor 593-4693 Jr. High & Sr. High Youth Group - Sunday 6:30 p.m. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Fellowship - 6:00 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Evening Adult Study - 6:30 p.m. Sunday Evening Service - 6:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting Wednesday - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening, AWANA’s - 6:45 p.m. Christian Life Club (age 2 - 18) - 6:30 p.m.



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

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.



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

Pictured are Mirna Romero, Velda Sandusky, Donna Little and Lora Keith.

The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary will be sponsoring a covered dish supper at the Vets Hall. It is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 8, 2012. All members are invited.

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.

instituted around 4241 BC. The year 46 BC was the longest year on record. By this year, the Roman calendar had fallen 90 days behind in the seasons, so in order to make up for the accumulated slippage, Julius Caesar added two extra months to the year as well as 23 additional days in February. Thus 46 BC was 455 days long. The thirteenth day of the month is more likely to fall on Friday than on any other day of the week. The thirteenth falls on Friday 688 times every 400 years, while it falls on Saturday and Thursday 684 times, Tuesday and Monday 685 times, and Wednesday and Sunday 687 times. The Romans gave us the names for the months, and there are some curiosities in these names. July is named after Julius Caesar, and August after Augustus Caesar. September, October, November and December come from the Latin words for seven, eight, nine and ten, despite being the ninth through twelfth months. Originally the Romans had ten months, from March to December. Around 700 BC, Numa Pompilius added the months of January and February. October In 1961, Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his sixty-first home run of the sea-

son, breaking Babe Ruth’s record of 60 set in 1927. In 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court; he was the first African American appointed to the nation’s highest court. In 1990, West Germany and East Germany ended 45 years of postwar division, declaring the creation of a new unified country. In 1957, the Space Age

began as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, into orbit. In 1981, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was shot to death by extremists while reviewing a miltary parade. We had visitors from the Philippines this past week. We invite you to visit us at the Gas Museum, and to bring your visitors also. Our hours are 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturdays.

Brady Heger is new member of American Angus Association Brady Heger, the son of Michelle and Darin Heger of Hugoton, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association®, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo. Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in pro-

grams conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events. The American Angus Association is the largest beef breed association in the world, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members.

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

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ANDERSON FIREARMS “WE ENCOURAGE CONCEALED CARRY” Hugoton’s Own Class 1 Federal Firearms Dealer. We are an avid supporter of the Constitution and our 2nd Amendment.

“THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS” We believe every responsible individual, (Man or Woman) has the right to bear arms. Our Basement Store Offers A Variety of Low Priced Firearms for Home and Personal Protection. We have a small supply of Pistol and Tactical Ammunition. We can order any Handgun, Tactical Rifle, or Shotgun of your choice. O u r s t o re w e l c o m e s o u t s i d e o r d e r s shipped to our FFL Dealership.


Paige and Vicki Gaskill from Hugoton, Lynne Fink of Moscow and Whitney Schneider from Lawrence all met in Wichita for the Susan G. Komen for The Cure 5K run/walk. Many people

gathered at Towne West to support this event. The weather was perfect. Photo courtesy of Whitney Samuelson.

Contract empowers individuals to make informed choices The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services signed a contract Monday with the Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging (AAA), which will provide sub-grants to the state’s ten other AAAs to function as Aging and Disability Resources Centers (ADRCs) across Kansas. The one-year, $5.2 million contract offers the option of two, one-year extensions. This contract is funded with federal Medicaid and Older Americans Act dollars, and State General Funds. “In establishing this statewide network of ADRCs, we are creating a person-centered, community-based envithat promotes ronment independence and dignity for individuals,” said KDADS Secretary, Shawn Sullivan. “We are extremely pleased to announce that the 11 AAAs

have successfully joined together to implement the statewide ADRC,” said David Geist, Director of the Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging. The ADRCs will serve as high-profile, trusted places in every community where people of all ages, incomes and disabilities can go to get information on the full range of long-term support options available to them. One of those services will be helping people to choose their KanCare provider, or their Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) provider. The goals of the ADRC are to: •Assist Medicaid eligible individuals to choose their KanCare or PACE provider. •Empower individuals to make informed choices about services and supports •Streamline access to long-

Jo Marie Hutchison of Guymon recently celebrated a birthday with her friends at Pioneer Manor with a lovely cake decorated by her granddaughter. Also pictured is Josie Molina, CMA of Wheatfield House, assisting in cutting the cake.

term services and supports. •Refer individuals to the wide array of in-home, community-based, and institutional services and programs that assist older individuals, individuals with disabilities, and their families. •Disseminate timely and accurate information about the availability and quality of services supporting older individuals and individuals with disabilities. •Perform intake, assessment and functional eligibility determinations for long-term supports and services •Follow up with customers to ensure appropriate contacts have been made and that needed services are being pro-

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WINTER HOURS Winter hours are now in effect at the SCL. They are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The library is closed Sunday. We would also like to remind our patrons that the computer lab and copy machines shut down ten minutes before we close. RECIPE SWAP The library is now accepting recipes for the Recipe Swap Luncheon, which will be Thursday, December 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Stevens County Library Meeting Room.. This is the year to attend the swap because this is the fifth year for the swap, and the recipe booklet will include copies recipes from of

125 years of the Hermes Telephone Strike at Hugoton Into Second Week The telephone strike at Hugoton is in the second week with no apparent relief in sight. Local switchboard operators received their message Monday of last week to go off duty and be off until the controversy is settled. According to the strike director’s message, relations between union leaders are not in accord and that government intervention was being sought. Business that is usually done over the telephone here in the gas field is now at a serious standstill. Only emergencies can be handled by long distance. A lot of activity has shut down or slowed down because of the handicap in communication. Under the leadership of their local strike director, the Hugoton operators, when the strike is settled, are promising cooperation with patrons in handling affairs at the switchboard. Handling a large number of calls with inadequate equipment is a great imposition they feel but are willing to do their job satisfactorily if possible. Along with crowded conditions at the exchange, they point out that many people call for names rather than look up the number in [the] phone book, such a practice adds delay in serving calls. Telephone patrons are negligent in allowing children to play with telephones, which adds its share to confusion. People are becoming more impatient in their demands for connections and service of calls. Under the circumstances, as the system is set up


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vided •Identify any gaps in services •Coordinate and provide all required data and reports for analysis of the effectiveness of ADRC programs •Provide the State of Kansas with formal monitoring reports as required by the contract. The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services’ mission is to foster an environment that promotes security, dignity and independence, while providing the right care at the right time in a place called home. Submitted by the Kansas Department on Aging and Disability Resource Centers.

now there has to be some compensation for delays. Impatience and unkindly remarks and actions prove to be anything but courteous to the operators. Such conditions are not conducive to pleasant manners nor add up to satisfactory achievement. Regardless of controversial issues, the strike must be settled soon and telephone service resumed. From the May 23, 1947, issue of The Hugoton Hermes

Strike Ends, Operators Back to Work Saturday The telephone operators at Hugoton went back to work Saturday morning following the 40 day strike, that gave Hugoton its worst tie-up in communication service in its history. The operators were guaranteed a $4 a week raise, amounting to 10¢ per hour. Included in the raise was 42¢ weekly infringe item. When the service was stopped at Hugoton it looked as though business would drop to a near standstill, but [businesses] and individuals soon learned that other means of communication would be brought into service or some good walking would take place. The greatest handicap in service was that of long distance. A lot of business is done by long distance, in and out of Hugoton. Normal service was restored in Kansas late Saturday and early Sunday as word got around that the strike was over. Other points in a five-state area were back to normal while in a few local areas the strikers are still out, particularly in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma.

ALL FIVE YEARS! There are three ways to enter your recipes in the swap. You may enter your recipes online through our website at m; you may email your recipes to; or you may simply bring your recipes to the library. Make your recipe (enough to serve 12-15 people), bring it to the luncheon, sample the other submitted recipes, and take home a booklet of all the recipes entered! The luncheon will be a come and go format and if you are not able to stay and visit, you can grab a plate “to go.” We will accept recipes from now until Saturday, November 17. ARTIST EXHIBIT The Artist Exhibit will continue in the library’s meeting room until October 12. This year ten artists are showing everything from acrylics to pottery. The exhibit is open during library hours. SUMMER READING T-SHIRTS The library has a few leftover summer reading t-shirts for sale. You can get your choice of style and size while supplies last! CIRCLE TIME Circle Time is a storytime opportunity designed for children from birth to age five. Sessions are Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Register your child online at http://www. or at the library. Contact Stacey for additional details. 1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN You are your child’s first and most important teacher! Enjoy books together while your child develops skills that will prepare him/her to learn to read independently. Register your child for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Any child that has not yet enrolled in Kindergarten is eligible for this program. Count any books that are read to your child, no matter who reads the books: brother, sister, babysitter, or even a librarian at Circle Time! Register your child at the library or contact Stacey for additional details.

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Scott City High School is never an easy opponent on the football field. The Eagles were met with this challenge Friday evening, playing host to the Beavers. Going into the contest, Scott City brought an undefeated record on the season so far, with three straight GWAC opponent victories in as many weeks of competition, defeating Colby 47-7, Holcomb 21-7 and Ulysses 49-13. Hugoton played tough against this fierce competitor without due credit in the reflection of the final score. Scott City took home the victory 41-0. "I thought the kids played very hard," credited HHS coach Clint Merritt after the game. "We kept the ballgame close early, because of our effort and that is something to build upon." Scott City only led the game 7-0 after one full quar-

Coach Clint Merritt talks with the varsity team during a timeout Friday night. The Eagles ter was in the books. The Beavers scored three touchdowns in the second and two



hosted Scott City. The Beavers took home the win.

more in the third. Hugoton did make it into the red zone, but were held short of converting points. The Eagle offense produced 135 yards on the ground and 40 yards in the passing game. Yates Sutton kept the ball eight times for 36 total yards. Reid Davis led the team with 93 yards on six carries. Logan Frederick

caught two passes for 18 total yards and Michael Baeza and Ross Davis each caught one pass. Garett Walker led the team in tackles with 19. Alfredo Licon had 17. Licon sacked the Scott City quarterback. Andrew Mendoza caused a fumble and Reid Davis recovered one.

Garret Walker carries the ball as the Eagle offense works together to move the ball down the field in Friday's game against Scott City.

Volleyball teams compete in triangular meet

Maverick Mills races for Hugoton High School's junior varsity cross country team at Syracuse Saturday. Photo courtesy of Greg O'Loughlin.

The Hugoton High School volleyball teams participated in a triangular meet at Holcomb last week. Varsity, junior varsity and C-team games were played. The varsity Eagles fell in both of their matches while putting up a great fight to the finish. Holcomb and Ulysses claimed wins. Scores against Holcomb were 17-25, 19-25 and Ulysses 20-25, 26-24 and 22-25. "The girls played well and were still aggressive until the end," said coach Katie Szymczak. BayLee Hoskinson was highlighted for strong, allaround play during the night's matches. Taylor Fiss, Nicole Kinser and Ana Pena were noted for tough blocking at the net. Varsity's record stands at

14-7 following these two sets. Junior Varsity Volleyball The JV Eagles swept the competition in Holcomb. Not only did they pick up both wins, they did so in swift and decisive style. Estefani Armendariz showed outstanding hustle on the court and Taylor Haar came out hitting hard for the Eagles. The two wins move the JV Eagle record to 18-5 on the season. C-Team Volleyball Hugoton fell to Holcomb, but rallied back for a win over Ulysses. The team's record now stands at 2-7. This week will be the team's final week of competition with games at Liberal Monday, at Rolla Tuesday and hosting Lakin at home Thursday. Come out and cheer on the Eagle volleyball teams.

Senior Eagle Nicole Kinser digs a ball for Hugoton in a recent varsity match. The varsity Eagles took third place in the Southwestern Heights Tournament this past Saturday. The JV Eagles placed second at the tournament.

Eagles travel to Southwestern Heights The varsity and junior varsity Eagle volleyball teams traveled to Southwestern Heights Saturday for an allday tournament hosted by the Mustangs. Hugoton placed third in the varsity division of the tournament, and second in the junior varsity. In varsity play, Hugoton worked through pool play undefeated, beating Meade, Satanta and Southwestern Heights. Scores against Meade were recorded at 25-18, 25-14.

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Sports Schedule Thursday, October 4 High School Girls Golf V at Syracuse; 1:00 p.m. Middle School Football vs Comanche at Home; 4:00 p.m. High School Volleyball vs Lakin Dual V/JV/C at Home; 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 5 High School Football at Southwestern Heights; 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 6 Middle School & High School Cross Country at Lakin; 9:00 a.m. Monday, October 8 JV Football vs Southwestern Heights at Home;

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Hugoton Middle School football played Horace Good this past Thursday. The eighth grade Eagles won 40-19, while the seventh grade team from Hugoton fell in a tough battle of 12-33. Hugoton rode to victory in the eighth grade game with a hard fought, physical game, according to coach Scott Schecther. "This was a good team effort, and a game where we once again were scored on first and showed a lot of character coming back and playing hard to stay in the game and do what it took to get the win," he said. "I also think it is worth noting that we won the turnover battle 3-1." That quick-response and game focus spelled a winning combination for HMS. Oscar Rubio was highlighted as an individual standout in the game. "Oscar Rubio really came to play tonight. The boys really raised their level of play this week," said coach Schechter. "We will need to do this each week to continue to win this season." The game started with a Hugoton possession that turned over to the opponent on the opening snap. Horace Good capitalized on the opportunity and scored the short drive. A missed extra point left the team with a six-point lead. Hugoton regained compo-

sure and responded with an eight-play 71-yard drive for a touchdown. This tied the game at 6-6. In the second quarter, Landan Hickey blocked a punt. Zack Leininger scooped up the ball and turned it into a 27yard touchdown. Valentino Degollado scored the two-point conversion to take the 14-6 Eagle lead. HG responded with a six-play scoring drive. The score read 14-12. Eddie Marquez started an Eagle drive with a 24-yard return. It took three plays for Hugoton to span 53 yards as Jack Stalcup punched in an 11-yard run for six more points. Hugoton led 20-12. A Rubio interception and 30yard run put the Eagles at the 24-yard line. Three plays later Marquez scored a 21-yard run to take the score to 26-12 at the half. The second half started with an offensive punch from Hugoton as well. Degollado intercepted a pass on the opponent's 24-yard line to put the Eagles back on the offense. After a 15-yard loss that put Hugoton on the 30-yard line, Degollado connected a pass to Marquez for a touchdown. The scoreboard read 32-12. One final Eagle touchdown came in the fourth quarter. Degollado scored on a oneyard rushing play. HG scored at the end of the game to set the score at 40-19. Marques had three kick re-

turns for 54 yards, carried the ball three times for 33 yards and had one pass reception for 30 yards. Rubio had an interception and totaled 149 yards in rushing on 11 carries. Degollado had one interception, 12 carries for 49 yards and was one-for-one in passing for 30 yards. Stalcup had two carries for 21 yards and Leininger one carry for 27 yards. Seventh Grade Football Despite the spread on the scoreboard as time expired, leaving Horace Good leading 33-12, the Eagles played a very close, competitive game. Two costly turnovers inside the red zone helped Horace Good flip the fate of potential points. "And all of their touchdowns were given up on big plays after we had stopped them for most of the afternoon," recalled coach Brent Mahan. The Eagles accumulated 410 yards of offense in the game. "To only score twice ourselves was disappointing. I really think that if we played them ten times they would win five and we would win five," Mahan said of the evenly matched talent. "We contained their running game which is what I was worried about, but in doing so we gave up some big pass plays." Hugoton will battle Comanche of Dodge City Thursday.

Hugoton then downed Satanta 25-12, 25-18. SWH fell to Hugoton in three games with scores of 25-12, 26-28, 25-20. The first round of the championship brackets had Hugoton facing Cimarron. The Bluejays defeated Hugoton in two. Scores were 20-25, 19-25. This sent Hugoton to play for third place in a rematch against Satanta. Hugoton was two-for-two against the team, downing them 25-21, 25-16 for third place at the tournament. Eight teams played the SWH tournament. BayLee Hoskinson and Chastity Parsons were noted for leading the team's defense. Nicole Kinser provided great net play with fierce kills and blocks. Junior Varsity Volleyball The JV Eagles took second place at the SWH tournament as they were 5-1 on the day. Hugoton defeated the hosting team 15-8, 12-15, 15-11. The Eagles then fell to Meade 7-15, 15-9, 10-15. This would prove to be the only falter by the Eagles at the tournament. Hugoton beat Satanta 1511, 15-2, then Stanton County 15-4, 15-12, and Cimarron 158, 15-7. The final match of the day was against Ulysses and Hugoton won in three, 10-15, 15-5, 15-5. "It just took us a while to wake up. The loss to Meade was early in the day and we just weren't mentally focused," said coach Melanie Gifford. "We've placed second at all three tournaments this year." Estefani Armendariz played aggressive volleyball throughout the day for the Eagles and showed leadership for the team. The JV team now holds an outstanding record of 23-6 overall.

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Cross country teams travel to Syracuse Despite not having the full varsity team available for Saturday's cross country race in Syracuse, the varsity boys’ team of Hugoton High School placed third with a nice showing. The varsity girls placed seventh overall at the races. "I was very pleased with our younger guys; we really ran very well," said coach Nick Rodriguez. "Our girls continue to improve. We have been getting better each week. It was a very nice morning to run. The temperatures were very good and light wind. Only thing that was a problem was that it was very wet." Maria Martinez led the varsity girls in their seventh place team finish. She placed ninth overall with a race time of 17:20. She was followed by teammate Aubrey Hamlin in twenty-fifth with a time of 18:59. Mariana Shuck was thirty-sixth in 19:01. The varsity boys had three runners place in the top 20. Isaac Castro was third overall with his time of 18:14 and Luis Castro was tenth in 18:47. Matt Nash crossed nineteenth in his time of 19:14.

Girls’ Varsity Results-seventh place team Maria Martinez 17:20 9 Aubrey Hamlin 18:59 35 Mariana Shuck 19:01 36 Katie Weaver 19:25 41 Nancy Camacho 21:13 60 Courtney Ralstin 23:25 75 Mandy Mills 23:43 79 Boys’ Varsity-third place team Isaac Castro 18:14 3 Luis Castro 18:47 10 Matt Nash 19:14 19 Victor Romo 19:27 23 Edgar Villa 19:32 25 Lawson Fiss 20:22 37 JV Boys Kole Kahl 20:44 3 Chance Ghumm 20:45 4 Zack Littell 21:06 8 Reed Rome 21:07 9 Garrett Hamlin 21:08 10 AJ Scott 21:23 13 Nic Goode 21:31 16 David Kurt 21:49 17 Alfonso Villa 23:23 28 Maverick Mills 26:05 34 Tucker Martin 26:07 35 Armando Garcia 26:42 38

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HMS volleyball teams compete at Horace Good Last week the volleyball teams of Hugoton Middle School played a round of competition. The eighth grade A-Team

Nancy Camacho races for the Eagles in Saturday's cross country meet hosted by Syracuse. Photo courtesy of Greg O'Loughlin.

Saturday, the seventh grade volleyball teams traveled to Ulysses for a tournament. Both

was hosted by Kenneth Henderson and the games were played at Horace Good. Hugoton was 1-3 in matches for the evening. The Eagle win was picked up against Dodge City Comanche. "We had a rough night and did not perform up to our potential. We can definitely play better than we showed tonight. We need to refocus and get ready for Guymon and then the League Tournament," said coach Bobbi Ferguson. "We did have a few good moments during the matches including Jacque Armendariz moving up from the "B" team and coming in as a substitute." Hugoton fell to Horace Good 15-21, 16-21, and Dodge City Middle School 16-21, 18-21. The win over Comanche was a three-game match with scores ending 23-21, 13-21, 16-14. Kenneth Henderson defeated HMS 9-21, 11-21. Brecklyn Stump had 18-for-

teams took fourth place. Photo courtesy of coach Candice Campbell.

Kansas fall turkey season opens October 1 The fall turkey season doesn’t have the tradition or buildup that surrounds the spring turkey season but only because it’s overshadowed by deer, waterfowl and upland bird hunting seasons. Kansas fall turkey hunters enjoy unsurpassed opportunities, in terms of season length, generous bag limits and odds of success. The fall turkey season opened October 1 and runs through January 31, 2013, closing during firearm deer seasons. Hunters may hunt with shotguns, 20 gauge or larger using shot size No. 2 or smaller, and archery equipment. There are six Turkey Management Units established for the 2012-2013 season. In the past, the state was divided into four units; however biologists felt that new unit boundaries would allow more precise turkey population management and enhanced hunting opportunities. Unit 4 (southwest) is closed to fall turkey hunting. Hunters may obtain one turkey permit, valid in Units 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6, and

hunters who possess a turkey permit may also purchase up to three turkey game tags, which are valid in Units 2, 3, 5 and 6. The turkey permit and turkey game tags each allow the harvest of one hen or tom turkey. Consult the 2012 Kansas Hunting and Furharvesting Regulations Summary for more information, as well as a map showing the new Turkey Management Units. Last fall, just more than 8,000 hunters pursued turkeys in Kansas, and more than 30 percent of them took at least one turkey. All units provide excellent hunting opportunities, and the good news is that after several years of poor production and declining numbers, the population in southeast Kansas is rebounding. Many public lands managed by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, as well as WalkIn Hunting Access lands hold turkeys, so hunters have a variety of choices. Hunters also have several choices when it comes to the way they hunt fall turkeys. In

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22 in serves with five aces. She also completed six kills and made a block. Katy Heger was 28-for-30 in serves with three aces and she planted five kills. Amy Scott was 27-for-29 with three aces and provided two kills to the offense. The HMS eighth grade BTeam played at the Dodge City Sheridan Recreation Building. The Eagles were 2-2 on the night, splitting wins with the competition. Hugoton defeated Dodge City Middle School and Dodge City Comanche. Horace Good and Kenneth Henderson topped Hugoton. "We played pretty well with not much practice the last few days. The girls did a nice job of battling the heat throughout the night," said coach Harry Ferguson. "Our last match is against Guymon next Tuesday and the girls are looking forward to that." The seventh grade A-Team also went 2-2 on the night. Hugoton picked up wins against Dodge City Middle School, and then defeated Comanche 21-15, 21-10. Kenneth Henderson and Horace Good took the Eagles in two sets each.

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Time...Keeps On Ticking But Our Deadline Is the Same! Monday at 5:00 p.m.

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508 S. Main ~ Hugoton announces new hours !

MONDAY-Thursday: 11 am-2 pm and 5-9 pm Friday: 11 am-2 pm and 5-10 pm Saturday: 10 am-11 pm Above Glenda Shank celebrates her birthday at Pioneer Manor. Yvonne Cox, Activity Director, helps Glenda read one of the cards she received. At left Glenda poses at her birthday party for a quick picture showing her big smile for everyone on her special day.

To allow our employees time with their families, we have decided to close Sundays and open Mondays

for all your support during our opening weeks! We truly appreciate your patronage & look forward to serving you for years to come!

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Hugoton Elementary's fourth graders are a pleasant bunch to be around. They are courteous, thoughtful and polite. Boys and girls are learning a few basics forty, to be exact - of good citizenship generally overlooked by today's society. Four of Hugoton Intermediate's stellar teachers: Shelly Finney, Melanie Gifford, Veronica Nevarez and Brittany Barnhart, are undertaking an enormous and necessary task: teaching nine and ten year olds how to behave in polite society. Parents of nine and ten year old boys and girls have unfortunately become accustomed to the sounds of loud belching, the dreaded words "stupid" and "shut up" and repeating everything six times. But ever since the school year started, parents are taking a few minutes to thank the fourth grade teachers as “Yes, sir” and “No, ma’am”

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enter their child’s lexicon. Opening doors for their elders, graciously allowing others to go first, and random acts of kindness are the new order of the day for these students. At Hugoton Elementary’s Open House September 10, parents were intrigued to learn the source of these new attitudes. Scattered throughout the hallway of the fourth grade classrooms, letter-size posters shout "When we have a substitute, all rules still apply!" and "Be positive! Some things just aren’t worth getting upset over." The implementation of the "Fourth Grade Forty" has introduced a new era of compassionate adolescents. Dinner table talk is slightly more adult, but no less amusing. Parents may hear the nine year old admonishing his younger brother and sisters when they are disrespectful to each other. For once, parents are praising their children for their maturity, instead of begging them to act their age. Other parents are equally impressed. Marie Austin remarked, “I am truly seeing the results of this program. My son thinks before he acts. Thank you, Mrs. Barnhardt!” The strains of today's Top 40 may still sound like fingernails on a chalkboard, but the absent screech of endless fighting has parents’ eardums healing themselves. Mrs. Finney, Mrs. Barnhardt, Mrs. Nevarez and Mrs. Gifford have already come a long way toward saving parents’ vocal cords due to the decreased amount of repeating themselves. Here's hoping HES’s fourth grade is the first step to a kinder, more compassionate and brighter future. Thank you, fourth grade teachers, for instilling in Hugoton’s children the value of good manners! For curious parents, here is a complete list of the Fourth Grade Forty: 1. Respond to any adult by saying “”Yes/No, ma’am or sir” or by using their name. For example, “Yes, Mrs. Gifford.” 2. When someone is speaking, make eye contact with them. Turning away or interrupting is disrespectful. 3. If you are asked a question in conversation, you should ask a question in return. Mrs. Finney: “Did you have a nice weekend?” You: “Yes, I had a great time. We went to the game. What about you? Did you have a nice weekend?” 4. Learn other teachers’ names and greet them by using their name. For example, “Good morning, Mrs. Nevarez!” 5. Greet visitors and new students and make them feel welcome! Say things like, “It’s a pleasure to meet you,” or “We’re glad you’re here.” 6. When meeting new people, shake hands and repeat their name. For example, “It is nice to meet you, Mrs. Barnhardt.” 7. Hold the door for someone

rather than letting it close on them. 8. When someone says, “Thank you,” reply with “You’re welcome” or “It was my pleasure.” “Yep” is not an appropriate reply. 9. Do not show disrespect with gestures. Rolling your eyes is an example of inappropriate gestures. 10. We will congratulate a classmate who wins a game or does something well. Clapping or saying “Great job!” is a polite way to do this. 11. Be a good sport! If you win, do not brag. If you lose, do not show anger. 12. Do not stare at a student who is being reprimanded. You don’t want someone to stare at you if you are in trouble, so let’s show them the same courtesy. 13. Never cut in line. If someone cuts in front of you, let the teacher know. Do not push, grab or yell at the person who cut in line. Let the teacher handle it. 14. When walking in line, keep your hands and feet to yourself and move quietly. 15. Do not ask for a reward. It is impolite to ask for a reward or to say, “What will I get if I. . .?” Do your best because it’s the right thing to do, not because you might get a reward! 16. Always say “please” when asking for something. Always say “thank you” when something is given to you. . .no matter what it is! 17. When you receive a gift, never insult the gift or the giver. An example of an insult would be saying something like, “Purple? I don’t like purple. Don’t you have a red one?” 18. When you are offered food, wait for your turn and take only your fair share. 19. Surprise others by performing random acts of kindness! Go out of your way to do something surprisingly kind and generous for someone. 20. If someone drops something and you are close by, pick it up and hand it back to them. 21. If someone bumps into you, politely say, “Excuse me,” even if it wasn’t your fault. 22. Keep yourself and the bathrooms clean and germ-free. Always wash your hands and throw trash in the trash can, not on the floor.

23. We will follow classroom and school rules. This helps us to be organized, efficicient and on task. 24. When we have a substitute, all rules still apply! 25. You may bring a bottle of water to class. You may not leave class to get a drink. 26. Do not moan, complain or whine about assignments. It is impolite to say things like, “Why do we have to do this?” or “Ugh! This again?” 27. Be as organized as possible it is your job, not your parents’, to make sure you have what you need for class. 28. Answer all written questions with a complete sentence. 29. Follow along when we read together in class. It is a waste of others’ time when we have to stop and tell you where we are. 30. Complete your classwork and homework every day! 31. Clean up after yourself! It is impolite to leave a mess and create more work for someone else. 32. No matter what the circumstances are, be honest. Even if you have done something wrong, telling the truth will be respected. 33. Do not make excuses about incomplete assignments. Everyone is busy. “I had practice” is not a good reason for not completing assignments. 34. Accept that you are going to make mistakes. Learn from them. . .and move on! Your teachers were fourth graders once, too. They understand that you will make mistakes. 35. If you are part of an audience, do not make noise or try to get your friend’s attention. Be respectful by watching and listening carefully. Someone spent a lot of time preparing the program for you. 36. If someone is bullying you or anyone else - let your teachers know! We can’t help you if we don’t know about it! 37. If you need help, ask for help. If you can do it by yourself, do it! You are growing up. Take pride in being responsible for yourself. 38. Be positive! Some things just aren’t worth getting upset over. 39. Treat everyone with respect! 40. Carpe Diem! Sieze the day! Make the most of today by being the best you can be.

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, October 4, 2012.) 1t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF FRANK BRECHBUHLER, A/K/A) FRANKLIN FRED BRECHBUHLER, DECEASED Case No. 10-PR-39 (Petition Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 59) NOTICE OF SALE THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are notified that Alex Brechbuhler, Administrator of the above entitled Estate, will offer for sale at public auction the following described personal prop-

erty: a. Miscellaneous Personal Property, appraised at $1,000.00 on October 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at 945 N. Colorado Street, Ulysses, Kansas 67880 to the respective highest bidders for cash. All parties interested should take notice and govern themselves accordingly. /s/ Jeremiah Johnson Jeremiah Johnson, Attorney for Administrator WHITE & JOHNSON, LLC 701 Vilymaca, PO Box 450 Elkhart, Kansas 67950 (620) 697-2163 Attorneys for Administrator

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St. Catherine Hospital welcomes native Kansan to staff

LeNis Ward relaxes in her serene back yard. She said that working in her yard is an ongoing project. Dr. John “Rick” and LeNis Ward

enjoy spending time in the great outdoors of their beautiful yard.

Phone directories to be delivered next week The latest edition of Pioneer Communications’ area wide telephone directory is set to deliver to area homes and businesses

beginning next week, and on the cover recipients will find the photography of Ulysses resident Leona Smyth, winner of the

Ulysses resident Leona Smyth wins first place in the Pioneer Communications 2012-2013 Directory Contest with her photo “Deer with Fawn.”

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Saturday, September 29

Low - 53˚ High - 88˚

Low - 58˚ High - 73˚ Wind speed - 9 Wind gust - NA

Wind speed - 16 Wind gust - 23

Wednesday, September 26 Low - 57˚ High - 84˚ Wind speed - 37 Wind gust - 47

Thursday, September 27

Sunday, September 30 Low - 53˚ High - 80˚ Wind speed - 31 Wind gust - 39

Monday, October 1

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Low - 53˚ High - 73˚ Wind speed - 29 Wind gust - 35

Friday, September 28

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Low - 56˚ High - 73˚ Wind speed - 21 Wind gust - 25

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2012-2013 Directory Cover Contest. Smyth’s photo was selected from more than 70 entries submitted by Pioneer Communications’ customers in the company’s annual contest, which seeks out the artwork of local residents that best depicts the essence and highlights of life in southwest Kansas. Smyth's entry, titled “Deer with Fawn”, features a white-tailed doe and her offspring as spotted among the yucca-dotted grassland near Frazier Park at the southeast edge of Ulysses. In recognition of her winning selection Smyth has been awarded a $300 cash prize, and her photo will now grace the cover of the more than 10,000 directories to be distributed this fall. As an avid photographer, Smyth finds her favorite subject is wildlife and wildflowers, and she already has an idea in mind for the use of her prize money. “I plan to buy more photography equipment”, said Smyth. “Maybe a new zoom lens.” In addition to the top award, Smyth has also received recognition as First Runner-up for a second photo of a baby fox that she encountered in the wild. Other honorees include Melissa McKinley of Richfield as Second Runner-up, Kellie Euliss of Ulysses as Third Runner-up, Nikki Schwerdfeger of Coolidge as Fourth Runner-up, and Kathleen Arnold of Ulysses as Fifth Runner-up. All Runner-up winners have been awarded a bundle of Pioneer Long Distance prepaid calling cards. The directory is issued free of charge to Pioneer Communications' telephone customers and includes listing information for the residents and businesses of Big Bow, Coolidge, Deerfield, Hugoton, Johnson, Kendall, Lakin, Manter, Moscow, Richfield, Rolla, Ryus, Satanta, Syracuse and Ulysses. Beyond Pioneer's telephone service area, area wide listings are also included for the neighboring communities of Dodge City, Elkhart, Garden City, Leoti, Liberal, Scott City, Sharon Springs, Sublette and Tribune. In addition to area phone and address information, the publication also includes event calendars and maps for local communities, an index of local school and government office contact information and a recent addition of a local dining guide featuring local restaurants and menus. “With our 2013-2014 directory cover contest due to open in the spring, we are already looking forward to seeing next year’s entries,” said Becky Zerr, Pioneer Communications' Director of Accounting and Directory Publications. “So we invite everyone to keep a full charge on their camera batteries and an eye out for that next snapshot opportunity that might just become the next phone book cover photo.” Submitted by Pioneer Communications.

Lindsay Byrnes, M.D., knew two things for sure. First, she wanted to move back to her native Kansas and, second, she wanted to practice her dual specialty in medicine. The first goal was reached recently when she returned home and the second is on the horizon. Dr. Lindsay Byrnes will start seeing patients October 1, 2012 at a newly formed combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics specialty at Siena. She will work alongside her Pediatric and Internal Medicine colleagues at Siena and in the hospital. Byrnes will also be part of the NBICU, Nursery and Pediatric inpatient team. “Siena Medical Clinic and St. Catherine have a respected, experienced staff in both the Internal Medicine and Pediatric departments,” Byrnes said. “They provide a broad range of services compared to other facilities and the NBICU is a valuable asset to the community. “The collaboration among clinic and hospital professionals is remarkable,” she continued. “The other healthcare providers in the community are strong partners, which allows for the highest patient experience.” Dr. Lindsay Byrnes’ dualspecialty lends itself to the care of complex medical conditions across the lifespan, she noted. This is especially true with respect to patients with congenital conditions and those who survived severe childhood illnesses. In addition, Byrnes is interested in medically supervised weight management and will offer a formal program for obese patients. She will collaborate with a nutritionist and physical therapists at Siena in the care and treatment of these patients. Dr. Lindsay Byrnes is a Holcomb native and a 2007 graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center. She completed combined residency training in

Dr. Lindsay Byrnes internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis; she served as chief Internal Medicine resident at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. While in Minnesota, Byrnes completed training in global health and worked with physicians focused on travel and immigrant medicine. “I look forward to continuing in this area in my practice,” she said. “We can provide patients with pre-and post-travel advice, as well as new immigrant health screenings.” She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College

of Physicians. Her husband, Matthew, who was born and raised in Wichita, is a general surgeon at Siena and St. Catherine. They have two young sons, Mattie and Mikey. “We are happy to return home to Kansas to raise our children and contribute to the medical community,” she said. “I always wanted to come back to this community that I love and to be near family and friends.” Scott Taylor, St. Catherine president and chief executive officer, said Dr. Lindsay Byrnes is a great asset to the hospital and the community. “We are delighted to bring yet another of Finney County’s finest young professionals back home to provide state-of-theart healthcare to the region,” Taylor commented. “We appreciate Lindsay’s dedication to her home state and her desire to return. She is an invaluable part of the next generation of medical care in Garden City and western Kansas.” Submitted by St. Catherine Hospital of Garden City.

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Gladys Renfro, Courtney Leslie and Linda Stalcup. On the carts are Midge Greenwood and Neal Gillespie.

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

School Lunches... What´s Up? If you have school age children, or are around them often, you may have been hearing grumblings about the school lunches. This is not just a local issue, complaints are being heard around the country about major changes that were instituted this fall. I want people to know we have hard-working cooks in our local school districts who want to serve meals that students will eat and enjoy. But they are restricted in what they can serve in order to meet new Federal Guidelines, set by the USDA through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. Here are some of the required changes in this year´s school meals. * Students are now required to have one half cup of fruit or

vegetables on their tray for it to count as a full meal. * The amount of food and calories offered at each meal is based on three groups: grades Kindergarten-fifth, sixtheighth, and ninth-twelfth. Previously there were only two groups of serving sizes. * At least a half cup of fruit will be offered at lunch to grades Kindergarten-eighth, and one cup of fruit to grades ninthtwelfth. * At least three fourths cup of vegetables will be offered at lunch to grades Kindergarteneighth, and one cup of vegetables to grades ninth-twelfth. * Meat/meat alternate (cheese, yogurt, peanut butter) and grains amounts are now specified. Previously, there was only a minimum to meet, but schools could offer more. Now there are specified ranges for each group. This means main entrees may not be as large as they have been, but remember that there are more fruits and vegetables available than before. Fortunately Kansas, and USD 210, have been making changes gradually to make the meals healthier. Here are some other changes, some of which were incorporated previously. * This school year, half of all grains offered must be whole grain rich. This includes items such as whole grain pizza crust, rolls and pasta. * Vegetables from the following groups will be served each week: dark green, orange/red, beans, starchy, and other vegetables. * There are also changes in the sodium content requirements, and schools have until 20142015 school year to meet the first level of sodium limits. * Milk served is a choice of skim or one percent milk. * The total amount of saturated fat is less than ten percent. It is important to keep in mind that these are not choices made by our local administrations, school boards, or even state legislators. These are federal standards with

which schools must comply. USD 210 currently has fortythree percent of students who receive free lunches, and sixteen percent receive reducedprice meals. If USD 210 chose not to follow the guidelines and not accept the federal money it would cost $345,896.66 a year to supplement the current food budget. The amount charged for lunches is also mandated, and the USD 210 ten cent increase this year is part of a three-year increase necessary to stay in compliance. I want students, parents and patrons to know that school cooks and food service directors are working hard to make adjustments, and to find foods the kids like while staying within the guidelines. It is not an easy task to feed over a thousand students daily, and it is even more difficult when controlled with restrictions. Thank your school cooks for doing the best they can with the current guidelines. There is also a School Wellness Council that works to make sure that the recommended nutrition standards for foods outside of the school meal program are followed. These include foods available

in vending machines, classroom parties, fundraisers and food stands. This group works to keep up with the nutrition recommendations for the items available to students outside the school day, and also to educate the public about what is recommended for food items being brought into the school. One take away message for students and parents is to encourage students to try new foods introduced at school, and to really work at eating those fruits and vegetables offered. When kids come home from school hungry, have healthy choices available. Don´t limit their choices to chips, sweets and soft drinks. Look for healthy alternatives, such as protein or granola bars, breakfast cereals low in sugar, popcorn, peanut butter sandwiches, trail mix or additional fruits and vegetables. There is already proposed new legislation to repeal the USDA's mandates for our local school cafeterias. In the meantime, encourage your students to eat what they can, provide healthy choices at home, and send complaints to your Washington Representative and Senators!

Pioneer Manor resident Lena Anderson celebrates her one hundredth birthday October 1. Standing beside her is Lynn Callahan, RN.

Heritage Christian Academy students sing to Pioneer Manor residents September 26 as part of their Holy Spirit Week. HCA students

celebrate Holy Spirit Week every year with a multitude of activities that emphasize service.

Agriculture Corner

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Agriculture Corner 2 FSA - NRCS - SCCD


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Claims Filing Period for Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Who Claim Past Discrimination at USDA Open as of September 24, 2012 Those Eligible Must File Claims No Later Than March 25, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades can file claims between September 24, 2012 and March 25, 2013. "Hispanic and women farmers

who believe they have faced discriminatory practices from the USDA must file a claim by March 25, 2013 in order to have a chance to receive a cash payment or loan forgiveness," said Secretary Vilsack. "The opening of this claims process is part of USDA's ongoing efforts to correct the wrongs of the past and ensure fair treatment to all current and future customers." The process offers a voluntary alternative to litigation for each Hispanic or female farmer and rancher who can prove that USDA denied

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

Questions on Ornamental Grasses We are starting to receive questions on whether it is best to cut back ornamental grasses in the fall or spring. As a rule, ornamental grasses should not be cut back while green because they need time to move the energy found in the foliage into the roots. Even when browned by cold weather, most gardeners will leave the foliage until spring because of the interest it adds to winter landscapes. Early March is the preferred time to cut back these plants. However, dry foliage is extremely flammable and should be removed in the fall from areas where it is a fire hazard. Another question we often receive is whether we can divide ornamental grasses in the fall. Spring is the preferred time because divisions done in the fall may not root well enough to survive the winter. Why Tall Fescue Usually Does Better than Kentucky Bluegrass in Kansas Kansas is in what is known as the transition zone. Cool-season grasses such as tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass are better adapted farther north than Kansas and warm-season grasses such as bermudagrass and zoysiagrass are better adapted south. It is difficult to grow a lawn that is attractive throughout the growing season in Kansas. In addition, there are differences among members of these two groups as well. Though tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass are both cool-season grasses and both struggle during hot, dry summers, tall fescue is

better adapted. Why is the summer so hard on cool-season grasses? As temperatures increase so does the photosynthetic rate, but only up to a point. Cool-season grasses usually are most efficient at between 70 and 80 degrees F. Above that point, photosynthetic efficiency drops. Less efficient photosynthesis means less food (sugar) made for the plant to use. Also, every living cell in a plant respires. In other words, each cell breaks down the energy captured in photosynthesis and uses it to fuel the cell. Respiration also increases with temperature, but it never stops. It continues day and night. Hot days and hot nights give cool-season plants a double whammy. Less efficient photosynthesis results in less food production, and high rates of respiration results in food being used very quickly. Eventually plants start to run out of energy. They weaken and possibly die. Both turfgrass species try to avoid this by going dormant. Tall fescue has better heat and drought tolerance than Kentucky bluegrass and is better able to withstand these stresses. Although tall fescue is often damaged by hot, dry summers, it usually bounces back more quickly than Kentucky bluegrass. Even though bluegrass has the ability to thicken up due to the presence of underground runners known as rhizomes, it often is slow to do so. Tall fescue is a bunch grass and must be thickened up by overseeding. Ward Upham, Horticultural Rapid Response Unit Coordinator

Claire Clark takes fifth in Level Three Horsemanhip at the Kansas State Fair. She is the daughter of Matt and Keri Clark of Hugoton.

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their applications for loan or loan servicing assistance for discriminatory reasons for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000. As announced in February 2011, the voluntary claims process will make available at least $1.33 billion for cash awards and tax relief payments, plus up to $160 million in farm debt relief, to eligible Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers. There are no filing fees to participate in the program. The Department will continue reaching out to potential Hispanic and female claimants, around the country to get the word out to individuals who may be eligible for this program so they have the opportunity to participate. Call center representatives can be reached at 1-888-508-4429. Claimants must register for a claims package (by calling the number or visiting the website) and the claims package will be mailed to claimants. All those interested in learning more or receiving information about the claims process and claims packages are encouraged to attend meetings in your communities about the claims process and contact the website or claims telephone number. Website: www.farmer; Phone: 1-888-5084429; Claims Period: September 24, 2012 - March 25, 2013. Independent legal services companies will administer the claims process and adjudicate the claims. Although there are no filing fees to participate and a lawyer is not required to participate in the claims process, persons seeking legal advice may contact a lawyer or other legal services provider. Under Secretary Vilsack's leadership, USDA has instituted a comprehensive plan to strengthen the Department as a model service provider and to ensure that every farmer and rancher is treated equally and fairly as part of "a new era of civil rights" at USDA. This Administration has made it a priority to resolve all of the past program class action civil rights cases facing the Department, and today's announcement is another major step towards achieving that goal. In February 2010, the Secretary announced the Pigford II settlement with African American farmers, and in October 2010, he announced the Keepseagle settlement with Native American farmers. Both of those settlements have since received court approval. Unlike the cases brought by African American and Native American farmers, the cases filed by Hispanic and women farmers over a decade ago were not certified as class actions and are still pending in the courts as individual matters. The claims process provides a voluntary alternative to continuing litigation for Hispanic and female farmers and ranchers who want to use it. Audio and video public service announcements in English and Spanish from Secretary Vilsack and downloadable print and web banner ads on the Hispanic and women farmer claims process are available at: tentidonly=true&contentid=P SAs_Print_and_WebBan ner_Ads.xml. Período de Reclamaciones para Agricultores y Ganaderos Hispanos, y Mujeres Agricultoras y Ganaderas que Alegan Discriminación Pasada por el USDA Empieza el 24 de Septiembre de 2012 Aquellos que cumplen con los requisitos tienen hasta el 25 de marzo de 2013 para presentar reclamaciones El secretario de Agricultura Tom Vilsack anunció hoy que los agricultores y ganaderos hispanos, y mujeres agricultoras y ganaderas que alegan discriminación por el Departamento de Agricultura de Estados Unidos (USDA por sus siglas en inglés) en décadas pasadas pueden presentar reclamaciones del 24 de septiembre de 2012 hasta el 25 de marzo de 2013. "Los agricultores y ganaderos hispanos, y mujeres agricultoras y ganaderas que consideran que enfrentaron prácticas discriminatorias de parte del USDA tienen hasta el 25 de marzo, 2013, para presentar un reclamo y tener la posibilidad de recibir un pago en efectivo o condonación de deuda", afirmó el secretario Vilsack. "El inicio de este proceso de reclamación es parte de los esfuerzos en curso del USDA por corregir errores del pasado y asegurar el tratamiento justo de todos sus clientes actuales y fu-

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turos". El proceso ofrece una alternativa voluntaria al litigio a cada agricultor o ganadero hispano, y mujer agricultora y ganadera que pueda probar que el USDA negó su solicitud de préstamo o de asistencia con servicio de préstamos por razones discriminatorias durante ciertos periodos entre 1981 y 2000. Como se anunció en febrero del 2011, el proceso voluntario de reclamaciones pondrá a disposición al menos $1.33 mil millones para indemnizaciones en efectivo y ayuda con el pago de impuestos, además de hasta $160 millones en condonación de deudas agrícolas a los agricultores y ganaderos hispanos, y mujeres agricultoras y ganaderas que cumplan con los requisitos. El programa no requiere pago alguno por participar o para presentar una reclamación. El departamento continuará realizando esfuerzos de alcance a reclamantes potenciales, sean hispanos o mujeres, en todo el país a fin de que todas aquellas personas que posiblemente cumplan con los requisitos de este programa tengan la oportunidad de participar. Para comunicarse con un representante del centro telefónico debe llamar al 1-888-508-4429. Los reclamantes deben inscribirse para recibir los documentos de reclamación (al llamar a ese número o visitar el sitio de Internet) y los documentos se les enviarán por correo. Se alienta a todos los interesados en recibir información adicional sobre el proceso de reclamación y en recibir el paquete de documentos de reclamación a asistir a reuniones en sus comunidades sobre el proceso de reclamación, visitar el sitio de Internet o llamar al número telefónico para reclamaciones. Sitio de Internet:; Teléfono: 1-888-5084429; Periodo de reclamaciones: 24 de septiembre, 2012 – 25 de marzo, 2013. Empresas independientes de servicios legales administrarán el proceso de reclamación y realizarán las adjudicaciones. No se requiere abogado para participar en el proceso de reclamaciones, pero las personas que deseen asesoría jurídica pueden ponerse en contacto con un abogado u otro proveedor de servicios legales. Bajo el liderazgo del Secretario Vilsack, el USDA ha establecido un plan integral para ayudar a fortalecer el Departamento como un proveedor de servicios modelo y para asegurar que todo agricultor y ganadero reciba un trato equitativo y justo en esta “nueva era de derechos civiles" en el USDA. El Secretario y el Presidente Obama han dado prioridad a resolver todos los casos pasados de demandas colectivas sobre derechos civiles relacionados con programas que el departamento enfrenta, y el anuncio de hoy es otro paso importante para lograr dicho objetivo. En febrero del 2010, el Secretario anunció el acuerdo Pigford II con agricultores afroamericanos y en octubre del 2010, anunció el acuerdo Keepseagle con agricultores indígenas norteamericanos. Ambos acuerdos han recibido aprobación judicial. A diferencia de los casos entablados por los agricultores afroamericanos e indígenas, los casos presentados por agricultores y ganaderos hispanos, y mujeres agricultoras y ganaderas hace más de una década no fueron declarados demandas colectivas y aun siguen pendiente en los tribunales donde se tratan como casos individuales. El proceso de reclamaciones ofrece a los agricultores y ganaderos hispanos, y a las mujeres agricultoras y ganaderas una alternativa voluntaria en lugar de continuar litigios si desean usarla. Anuncios de servicio público en audio y video en inglés y español del Secretario Vilsack y anuncios tipo “banner” o cintillo para Internet sobre el proceso de reclamos para agricultores hispanos y mujeres agricultoras están disponible para descargar en la web en: h t t p : / / w w w . u s d a . gov/PSAs_Print_and_WebBanner_Ads.xml. El Departamento de Agricultura de Estados Unidos (USDA) es un proveedor de servicios, empleador y prestamista que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades para todos. Si usted quiere presentar una queja de discriminación, escriba a USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, o llame al (800) 795-3272 o al (202) 720-6382 para las personas con discapacidad auditiva.

Enhance Your Drought Tolerance by Planting Cover Crops What are the benefits of planting a cover crop? In addition to reducing erosion, increasing soil organic matter, cycling nutrients, promoting biological nitrogen fixation, providing weed suppression, and enhancing air quality we can now more easily and comfortably add soil moisture management and providing supplemental forage to the list of benefits to be realized by planting a cover crop. Since the USDA has announced a change in crop insurance rules to allow haying and grazing on cover crops, a past stumbling block to their use may be removed. Reluctance to spend money on planting a crop that may utilize precious water in both irrigated and dry land rotations 12

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may be counteracted by the benefits realized by helping fields retain winter moisture and providing additional livestock forage in years where supplemental forage is expensive and difficult to find. The EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) provides cost incentives to treat the resource concern category of Water Quality and Cropland Health through the use of single species and multi-species cover crops. EQIP applications received before the deadline of November 16, 2012 can be considered in the 2013 funding year. Please come see us at the NRCS office in Liberal if you are considering using cover crops in your rotation for 2013. S Lamont, SCT, Hugoton Management Unit

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Rodney Kelling is the Coordinator of Emergency Management of Fire and EMS. He was appointed January 1, 2012, replacing Mike Schechter. Rodney has been with the Stevens County Fire Department for 21 years.

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544-7333 Fax • 544-8333 Moscow Firefighters starting on the left are Howard Owens, three years; Ken Friesen, six years; Brad Dahle, 18 years; Darroll Munson, 18 years; Susan Munson, 16 years; Bill Suddeth, six years; Jesse Younger, two years;

Kyle Lewis, new; Truman Cross, six years; and Logan Scott, new. Not pictured are Terry Pierson, 12 years and Danny Gerrond, ten years.

Establish a home fire safety plan

People rely on fire and smoke detectors to help keep them safe in their homes. Though fire and smoke alarms are effective, a firm fire safety plan that will keep everyone calm should a fire occur could make the difference between life and death. The U.S. Fire Administration says that more than 3,500 Americans die each year in fires, while roughly 18,300 more men, women and children are injured each year. Cooking accounts for the greatest percentage of residential fires, followed by arson. Dryer vent fires are also a big concern. FEMA says that smoke, rather than the fire’s flames, is responsible for 75 percent of all deaths by fire. In addition to physical injury and material damage, fires can cause a host of problems. Psychological distress, monetary damages and loss of pets may come with fires. Loss of irreplaceable personal items is also a concern. Although fires can be devastating, they’re also highly preventable, and smoke alarms and a home fire safety plan are two precautionary measures everyone should take. Creating an evacuation plan doesn’t have to be complicated. Such a plan can be established in a few minutes and then reinforced through practice Keeping family members safe every so often to keep everyone fresh on what to from fire involves establishing a do. • Begin by assessing the layout of the home. Figure fire safety plan. out the two best exits from the home.

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• If your home doesn’t have two doors, invest in a fire ladder so that one of the windows can be a point of exit. • Know how to gain access to the exits, including the best path to take to avoid injury. It’s a good idea to consider a few different scenarios. A kitchen adjacent to the upstairs staircase may become engulfed in flames and make exit by way of staircase impossible. Just because you have doors to the outside doesn’t mean they’ll present the best type of exit. • Sketch out the layout of the home and the escape plan. Smoke can make it difficult to know up from down. Be sure everyone can reach the exits even if vision is obstructed. Try it with your eyes closed. • Check fire alarms routinely, and change batteries at least every year. • Make sure windows can be easily opened if they are an exit point. • Make note of who will be helping children or the elderly out of the home. • Establish a place where the family will meet outdoors. This area should be far enough away from the home so that everyone will be safe from smoke, flames and falling debris. Fires may ignite fuel explosions, so be sure the meeting spot is a good deal away. • Children should be instructed to run to the meeting spot immediately without waiting behind for anyone to catch up. No one should reenter the home after arriving at the meeting spot. • Do a few practice runs so that everyone will be accustomed to getting out quickly. • While in most cases it is better to escape and let the fire department extinguish a fire, in the event of a small fire, occupants may be able to stanch it with a personal fire extinguisher. Follow the acronym PASS to properly put out the fire. – PULL the pin in the extinguisher. – AIM the nozzle or hose at the base of the flames. – SQUEEZE the trigger. – SWEEP the foam across the fire base; do not just aim in one place. Fire safety is very important. In conjunction with smoke alarms, a fire safety plan can help everyone get out alive.

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ROLLA NEWS By Mary Courtney

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EPIC TOUCH CO. of Elkhart has generously donated popcorn and student goodie bags to the Rolla Library as incentives for students in classes PreKeighth to meet their reading goals each nine weeks of the 2012-2013 school year. According to school librarian Mrs. Suzanne Murray, part of Rolla Library’s mission is to promote literacy and encourage students to read both informational and literary texts. In an effort to ready students for coming Common Core Standards, the library has changed its reading incentives program. This year’s theme “Pop Open a Good Book” uses a popcorn motif. There are clear popcorn bowls displayed on the wall for elementary grades Pre-K and Kindergarten through fifth and junior high grades six through eight. Classes will get “popcorn kernels” in their bowls for every 25 books they read. Beneath each bowl is listed the class’s Accelerated Reader Reading Practice Average, the class’s percentage of fiction books read and the percentage of non-fiction or informational texts read. Classes achieving a

collective average of at least 25 percent non-fiction books and a Reading Practice Test Average of 90 percent or above would be eligible for a popcorn party sponsored by EPIC TOUCH CO. Elkhart’s EPIC TOUCH CO. has supplied popcorn kits and bags for the party as well as EPIC TOUCH CO. bags filled with Stadium cups, note pads, a pen and pencils and a screen cleaning kit. Owned by Bob and Dian Boaldin, the fifty-six-year-old EPIC TOUCH CO. includes the cable, telephone and Internet company in Elkhart, a wireless PCS network with partners nationwide and communications product retail stores in Guymon, Ok., and Liberal and Elkhart. EPIC TOUCH CO. believes in community involvement and improvement and frequently supports local 4-H, community programs, fairs, and schools. The idea to enlist their help came when Mrs. Murray ate the company’s delicious popcorn at the Morton County Fair this summer. Immediately she thought, “This would be great with Rolla Library’s new Reading Incentive Program!”

October is Zombie Preparedness month - really! Proclamation signing September 28; Zombie Preparedness Day October 20 unthinkable…the The unimaginable…decaying monsters of the undead with a craving for brains. Zombies! Are you prepared for the unexpected? That is the question the Kansas Division of Emergency Management is posing to the public this October during “Zombie Preparedness Month,” an emergency preparedness campaign with the theme “If you’re prepared for zombies, you’re prepared for anything.” To that end, Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation Friday, September 28, designating October as “Zombie Preparedness Month in Kansas.” Why zombies? “One of our primary missions is to encourage the public to take action and be prepared for whatever disasters may come our way,” said Angee Morgan, KDEM deputy director. “Admittedly, talking



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about emergency preparedness may not be the most exciting thing in the world to some people. However, Halloween is coming and there have been a number of films and television programs about zombies in recent years, so they’re already in the public’s mind. Zombie Preparedness Month is a fun and engaging way to get people on board with emergency preparedness.” “How do you prepare for a zombie apocalypse?” said Morgan. “You assemble a home emergency kit with all the supplies you need to survive on your own for a minimum of three days, you make an emergency plan and you practice it with your family so everyone knows what to do. And those are the same preparations you make to be ready for tornadoes, severe storms, floods, fire and any of the other disasters we usually face in Kansas. So, if you’re ready for zombies, you’re ready for anything.” KDEM sponsored a number of events in 2011 with the same theme that drew a good response from the public. This year’s campaign will culminate in a Zombie Preparedness Day and Spooktacular Safety Fair in Gage Park October 20. The event will feature a number of state and local emergency preparedness and first response agencies in addition to volunteer organizations that will provide information on how to be prepared for disasters and emergencies. Even zombies.



Thursday, October 4 Junior High Football at Boise City; 5:00 p.m. October 5 & 6 William Allen White Awards Celebration at Emporia. Bus leaves at 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 5 High School Football at Ashland; 7:00 p.m. ARGH! Saturday, October 6 High School Volleyball Quad at Healy; 10:00 a.m. Junior High Cross Country at Lakin; 10:00 p.m. Benefit Dinner for Eli Hull; 5:30 p.m. October 8 - 12 Homecoming Week Monday, October 8

Board of Education Meeting; 6:30 p.m. Rec Board Meeting; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 9 Fifth Grade OWL’S Classroom at Grasslands Wednesday, October 10 Trooper Racey Assembly for eighth through twelfth grades; Old Gym; 12:00 p.m. Thursday, October 11 Junior High Volleyball/Football vs Deerfield; 3:00 p.m. High School Volleyball Quad at Ashland; 4:00 p.m. Junior High SFTL Volleyball at Home; 4:30 p.m. High School Pep Rally “Zero Hour”

Lyndsay and new husband Dillyn come home for homecoming week to share their happiness with friends.

Reception for newlyweds at Rolla UMC Lyndsay Light Sprecher and her husband Dillyn, will be in town during the homecoming weekend to greet their family and friends for the first time since their August marriage. There will be a reception for the couple at

the Rolla United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall October 13 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. They are registered at WalMart and Target. Please come and visit with Lyndsay and Dillyn, and wish them well in their new life together.

Easterwood posts best time yet at cross country meet Rolla’s cross country team cut through thick fog to make it’s way to Syracuse for the invitational meet Saturday. It was an absolutely gorgeous fall morning, and the athletes enjoyed the view as they dashed over the bridge and ran around the pond on the golf course. Ellie Easterwood added another medal to her growing

pile, placing ninth in the seventh grade girls’ race with a time of 6:44, her best time of the year. The other runners posted good times, but were out of the medals. The junior high team is preparing for its final meet in Lakin next weekend, while the high school squad is getting ready for regional competition in Meade.

Governor Brownback forms school efficiency task force Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced Friday the formation of the Governor’s School Efficiency Task Force to examine education spending and to develop guidelines on how to get more funding into classrooms where teachers teach and students learn. Currently only 15 of the 286 school districts in Kansas adhere to state law that requires at least 65% of funds provided by the state to school districts are to be spent in the classroom or for instruction. “Providing a quality education to the children of Kansas is one of the core functions of state government and will remain a top funding priority for my administration,” Governor Brownback said. “It is critically important for state policy makers to be confident that state resources for education are spent as efficiently and effectively as possible. We must ensure that classroom teachers have the resources they need to educate effectively. We need more money in the classroom and less in administration and overhead costs.” More than half of total state spending is directed towards K-12 education. Since 2000, Kansas has increased K-12 education spending by nearly $1 billion dollars while the number of K-12 students has remained almost the same. “The task force also will identify best practices for cutting administration cost, reducing overhead, and providing a greater percentage of state resources to sup-

port instruction,” Brownback said. A Kansas State Board of Education member since 2003, Ken Willard of Hutchinson will chair the task force. Willard served on the USD 309 Nickerson School Board from 19972002 and retired last year after a 38-year career in the insurance industry. “I look forward to working with this outstanding group of Kansans who have varied private and public sector experiences and expertise – especially in accounting and budget planning. They will bring a lot of good ideas to the table to assist Governor Brownback in meeting his goals to improve our state’s education system,” Chairman Willard said. In Governor Brownback’s Road Map for Kansas, two of his five goals are directly impacted by quality of our education system: •Increase the percentage of high school graduates who are career or college ready. •Increase the percentage of fourth graders who can read at grade level. The Road Map also lists the focusing of resources on the classroom and transparency in education spending as priorities. The Kansas Department of Education recently announced a task force that will identify strategies for increasing student achievement generally, and more specifically, narrowing the achievement gap. Submitted by the Office of Governor Brownback.

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History From The Hermes Compiled by Ruthie Winget Thursday, October 11, 2007 Stevens County Library sponsors the Fourth Annual Local Artists Exhibition. Stevens County artists who are participating are Juanita Broaddus, LouAnn Cavner, Jeri Davey, Sharon Leeper, Ruth Moore, Gladys Nease, Donald Perry, Alta Pettis, Joan Randle, Jennie Saunders, Connie Shelite, Lindagrace Stephens, Retha Wagner, Doug Waters and Marion Wolf.

the Pyramid Agency to mark her twenty-fifth year with the agency. Jeanine’s co-worker, Lori Starkey, stumbled over the information and set up the surprise.

Thursday, October 7, 1982

cially closed its doors September 30, 1982 after seventy years of continuous service. The museum committee placed their bid on the depot to move it to the Stevens County Oil and Historical Museum site.

The Santa Fe Depot offi-

Thursday, October 12, 1972 The Ideal Food Store ad listed chuck roast @ 59¢ a pound, sliced bacon @ 89¢ a pound, 2 pound loaf of Velveeta Cheese for 94¢, Northern tissue is 11 for $1 and iceburg lettuce is 19¢ a

Richfield Battle Ax Baseball of 1897, taken in Johnson after beating Ulysses. Standing, left to right: C. C. Wilson, fielder; H. Dryer, short stop; E. C. Wilson, pitcher; Prof Turner, umpire; W. F. Craddock, second base; J. McFar-

great time. Then the bus went to Liberal to the “Live on State” program. Someone said it was a really good one. Now, Friday, October 12, we are starting our quilt show and art display. We will be open all day Saturday, October 13. Then you can pick up your things Monday, October 15. Everyone is welcome to display and come and enjoy the show. Saturday, October 13, will be our regular “Sew All Day: day. And don’t forget the

galls 14-6. In the third quarter Ingalls answered Moscow’s second touchdown, and inched closer to the lead. By the end of the third, the score read Moscow 14 and Ingalls 12. The fourth quarter was tough for the Wildcats. Ingalls’ boys were ready to pounce, scoring three more times. The score now stood at a nail-biting 34-14. With four seconds left, Brock Brazeal passed to Brice Valdez. Valdez scored again after a 64 yard run to the endzone. MHS’s Wildcats made their way to the locker room after an exciting game with a final score of 22-34. Good job Wildcats!

MJH overpowers Rolla Pirates Moscow Junior High football team battled Rolla September 27 and defeated the team 62-36. The touchdowns in the game were scored by Jalen Shaddix, Chris Hernandez, Jesse Stuckey, Jace Cross and Freddy Gonzalez.

Two point conversions were made by Kage Allen, Gonzalez and Stuckey. Leading tacklers were Hernandez with nine, Shaddix with six, and Bryan Garcia with five. The team's record is now 5-0.

lain, sub; George Mackey, catcher. Seated: E.C. Martin, fielder; W. S. Morgan, fielder; C.H. Drew, first base; Tr. DeHoerace, third base. Picture given to Howard Drew by J.C. Morgan.

If any readers have pictures for the history page of the Hermes, please bring them in to Ruthie Winget at The Hugoton Hermes.

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Wildcats battle Ingalls in vain Moscow High School faced Ingalls Friday, September 28. The Cats were eventually defeated 22-34, but put forth some admirable effort before the final score was tallied. After the first quarter both teams were scoreless. Moscow’s dry streak ended in the the second quarter as Lane Miller popped off a one yard pass to Brock Brazeal. The crowd roared. Then, with 4:55 left on the clock, Ingalls scored a touchdown. The second quarter ticked down. Only one minute and seventeen seconds was left on the clock. Lane Miller rocketed the ball to Rigo Bustillos for a 28 yard pass - and a second touchdown! Going into the locker room, Moscow led In-

Hutchinson State Fair for her crocheted luncheon sets. Friday, October 2, 1942 The Argus Hotel is being leased to Ben Holloway, is the announcement of Ira Parsons, owner. Mr. Holloway, who has had the Sunflower Hotel and Cafe under lease during the past year, has forfeited his lease and now will take over the Argus.

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STEVENS COUNTY Activity Center - 544-2283 What a nice week we have had! A couple of very nice rain showers, which we are very thankful for. As I’m sitting here at the desk in the office, I can see the moon going down behind the building across the street. Speaking of the moon... Did you all see the beautiful “harvest moon” Saturday night? It was really pretty. We had several things going on here this weekend. We took the van to Guymon to a barn dance and had a

Alvin and Calvin Swinney are the new owners of the Gas Cap Cafe. The Swinneys formerly owned the Main Cafe. Don Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geoge Allen, is enrolled at the McPherson College for the fall term. Mrs. Florence Bates, 76, won first prize and a trophy at the Stevens County Fair. She then won first at the

Three Stevens County Hospital employees who recently retired were honored at a dinner at the Memorial Hall. These employees were Joyce Plank, who served eleven years in the clinic business office; Virgil Cox, who was in charge of hospital maintenance for 25 years; and Ann Horner, RN, who served as a floor nurse and in medication distribution for 38 years.

Jeanine Powelson was surprised when she received a bouquet of pink roses from

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Saturday, October 6 Cards .........................6:00 p.m. Monday, October 8 Exercises..................10:30 a.m. Line Dance.................7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 9 Board Meeting ...........9:30 a.m. Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bridge......................................... Wednesday, October 10 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Paint...........................1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 11 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bridge......................................... Aglow..........................7:00 p.m.



Wildcats compete against Rolla In the Moscow Junior High Volleyball September 27 the “A” team defeated Rolla with scores of 25-19, 20-25 and

15-13. The “B” team lost to Rolla with scores of 25-22, 15-25 and 11-15.

Lady Wildcats host invitational tourney Lady Wildcats hosted Fowler, Syracuse and South Baca at their annual invitational volleyball tournament Saturday, September 29. The ladies came out strong in pool play, defeating Fowler in three with scores of 18-25, 25-20 and 25-20. Moscow’s volleyballers went on to smash through Syracuse in two, with scores of 25-12 and 25-8. South Baca was the ladies’ last opponent, and the girls of MHS demolished them in two games. South Baca’s team was defeated 25-7 and attempted a comeback, but fell short, and Moscow took the match with an ending score of 25-18. In the semi-finals the Lady Wildcats continued their

streak, taking down Rolla in two tight games, scoring 2519 and a nervewracking, edge-of-your-seat finale of 27-25. Emotions were running high as the girls headed to the championship game, where they met their match in Ingalls. After a valiant effort, MHS’s ladies were defeated in two with scores of 17-25 and 15-25. Congratulations, girls, for a job well done! Go, Wildcats!

Most gas furnaces have one speed. High. Trane’s XV 80, on the other hand, has a two-stage gas valve and a variable speed blower. Under most conditions it runs at low speed, maintaining a delightfully even level of warmth in your home. At either speed it’s remarkably quiet. And, with over 80% efficiency, extremely economical. Now how can you turn down a furnace like that?



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Gas prices fall this past week Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.77/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.79/g, according to gasoline price website Including the change in gas prices in Kansas during the past week, prices yesterday were 48.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 4.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has decreased 0.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 33.2 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. "In the last few years, we've typically seen a seasonal downward trend at the gas pump as the cooler temperatures invade," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "We just haven't seen any sort of

real decline at the pump yet this autumn. This year has seen one of the warmest evertemperatures and gasoline prices alike. High temperatures have been blamed on global warming, perhaps we're seeing a long term "pump warming" equivalent at retail pumps. Either way, the small drop in gasoline prices isn't to the satisfaction of many, and I don't see enough relief to satisfy the majority of American motorists any time soon," DeHaan said. GasBuddy operates and over 250 similar websites that track gasoline prices at over 140,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada. In addition, GasBuddy offers a free smartphone app which has been downloaded over 20 million times to help motorists find gasoline prices in their area. Submitted by Kansas

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PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, 3t Thursday, October 4, 2012) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Leslie O. Kinser, DECEASED, CASE NO. 11-PR-07 NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed in this Court by Edna J. Kinser, duly appointed, qualified and acting Executor of the Estate of Leslie O. Kinser, deceased, praying Petitioner's acts be approved; Petitioner's account be settled and the waiver of account be approved; the heirs be determined; the Will be construed and the Estate be assigned to the person entitled thereto; the Court find attorney's fees and expenses be al-

lowed and ordered paid; the costs be determined and ordered paid; the administration of the Estate be closed; upon the filing of receipts the Petitioner be finally discharged as the Executor of the Estate of Leslie O. Kinser, deceased, and the Petitioner be released from further liability. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 29th day of October, 2012, at 10:30 o'clock A.M. in the District Court, in Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the petition. Edna J. Kinser, Executor Brollier, Wolf & Kuharic Box 39, Hugoton, KS 67951 (620) 544-8555 Attorney for Executor

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: The Legacy @ Parkview is looking for Full time CNAs and RNs all shifts. Applicants must have current Kansas CNA certification in good standing. These positions call for someone who is energetic and organized and is passionate about providing only the highest quality of service to the elders in our community. Positive attitude a must! Apply at or 510 E. San Jacinto, Ulysses, KS. EOE (4c38) --------------HELP WANTED: Part-Time Retail Merchandiser needed to service Hallmark products at an Alco store in Hugoton, KS. To apply, please visit: www.hall (3p38) ---------------

Treco, Inc. is taking applications for a full time AR position in Hugoton. Resume can be mailed to Treco, Inc. Attn: Office Manager 2871 W Oklahoma Ave Ulysses, KS 67880 Good Pay, Great Benefits Bartlett Grain LP has year-round 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. premiums paid 100% for employee, dental, vision, 401k w/company match, profit sharing, paid vacation & more. Apply in person or send resume

Bartlett Grain Company, L.P. Highway 56 Moscow, KS 67952 Fax 816-753-1775 EOE/AA/D/V/ Drug Screen/ Background Checks


HELP WANTED: Nursing Help Wanted. Now taking applications for CMA and CNA at Park View Assisted Living. Part time positions available now with full time available soon. We offer excellent benefits and competitive wages. Please apply in person or apply online The Legacy @ Park View, HR Dept., 510 E. San Jacinto Ave., Ulysses, Ks. 67880. EOE. (4c38)


Part-Time Bus Drivers Needed If you do not have a CDL, we will help you acquire one. Call 544-5795 or email USD 210 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




is currently looking to fill an open seat on the Recreation Board. If you are interested in this position, please send a letter of interest to: PO Box 68, Moscow, Ks. 67952

Pizza Hut is Now Hiring Full Time and Part Time Positions Available Opportunities also available in Management Shift Leaders Wait Staff We offer Flexible Hours Competitive Wages Paid Vacations Health Insurance 40% Discount for team members Pizza Hut Apply online at or in Person at:

PEN RIDERS WANTED Full time, part time or day work. Please contact Tom at 620-356-2010 at Centerfire Feedyard for more information.



Pearcy Irrigation is needing a center pivot service man. Some experience desired. We offer competitive wages and benefits.

Apply at 510 W. Fifth or call Jonathan at 620-541-1049.


NOW HIRING FOR DAY SHIFTS Looking for friendly, motivated and dependable people Competitive Wages and Advancement Opportunities

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JOB OPENING Maintenance/Janitorial Pick up applications at Co Clerk’s Office starting October 5 thru October 19 from 9 am to 5 pm.




Stevens County Healthcare is searching for a Part-time Home Health Aide to work Monday through Friday (five hours each day). Interested candidates must have a Kansas Home Health Aide license. We are looking for an individual who is sufficient and very knowledgeable with computers. Applications may be picked up at the Information Desk located by the Medical Clinic. For questions, you may contact Human Resources at 620-544-8511. Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time, Part-time and PRN RNs or LPNs to work the Med/Surg floor. These positions are for night shift (7 pm-7am). All candidates must have a Kansas RN/LPN license 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 for full time and part-time RNs/LPNs and mileage reimbursement to RNs and LPNs who live 15 miles or more outside of Stevens County. Please contact Human Resources with any questions or pick up an application from the Information Desk located by the Medical (tfc15) Clinic.

Sunrise Oilfield Supply, the largest oilfield supply company in Kansas, is now taking applications for a warehouse/delivery position at its Hugoton, Kansas store to perform the following duties: • Receive, store and issue materials and other items from warehouse or storage yard • Perform inventory verifications and cycle counts as directed • Operate forklifts and other material handling devices to load and unload materials • Make deliveries in the Hugoton and surrounding areas • Valid driver license with relatively clean motor vehicle report. (Applicants with a drug or alcohol driving offense in the last three years will not be considered.)

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please send your resume to Sunrise Oilfield Supply P.O. Box 446 Hugoton, KS 67951.


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(First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, September 27, 2012.) 3t

In the Matter of the Ruby Rickman Living Trust dated December 27, 2001, as amended NOTICE TO CREDITORS PURSUANT TO K.S.A. 58a-818 TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are notified that Ruby Rickman, a resident of 121 S. Adams, Hugoton, KS 67951 died on July 23, 2012. The decedent was the Settlor of the Ruby Rickman Living Trust, dated December 27, 2001, as amended. G. W. Rickman of 5726 72nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79424, serves as Successor Trustee. The Successor Trustee has the power to pay the outstanding debts of the decedent from the trust property upon receipt of proper proof of the debts. In accordance with K.S.A. 58a-818, creditors of the decedent must present claims for such debts to the trustee in writing within the later of four (4) months from the

date of the first publication of notice, or thirty (30) days after receipt of actual notice if the identity of the creditor is known or reasonably ascertainable by the Successor Trustee. If a creditor fails to present such claims to the Successor Trustee within such prescribed time period, the creditor will be forever barred as against the Successor Trustee and the trust property. Ruby Rickman Living Trust dated December 27, 2001, as amended /s/ G. W. Rickman G. W. Rickman, Trustee 5726 72nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79424


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FOR SALE FOR SALE: 2007 H&H enclosed trailer. 7’x16’ straight. 620-5445253. (4c38) --------------FOR SALE: Piano, excellent condition; antique twin bed and mattress; portable bathtub Whirlpool. 620-544-9552. (2p39) --------------HOME FOR SALE: In the $70,000 Range. Call 544-7971. (3c39) --------------FOR SALE: 1996 Chevy 4x4 Pickup. Needs some work. Call 620-544-7087. (3p39) ---------------

FOR SALE: York self-contained Heat/Air. 90,000 BTU furnace & 4 ton A/C. $2500. Call 428-1281. (tfc38)

--------------FOR SALE: 1981 Bella Vista Mobile Home 14x80. Will need to be moved. Call 620-453-1240.


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

Gas company pays up to 20,000 KW of electric usage per year. 848 Road G. - This all electric 2 story home with 5 bedrooms comes with 6 acres of land and 2 new heating and air conditioning systems. $145,000.00 Additional acreage available. Call today!


--------------FOR SALE: GE washer. 4 years old, runs good. Call 544-2717. (1p40)

--------------FOR SALE: Baldwin piano. Asking $2000 price negotiable. Call to see 544-8394. (1p40) -------------FOR SALE: 155 acre farm along Highway 51 east of Hugoton. One third 2013 wheat to buyer. Priced to sell. Call 307-764-1867 evenings. (2p40) --------------


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

TRANSPORTATION COMPANY FOR SALE Transportation Company currently permitted to run in 7 states, entire company sells together: trucks, flatbeds, fuel tanker, all permits, licenses and numbers. Will have current inspections and clean records.

Call 620-544-5949

20579 Road D, Moscow, KS - Reduced Price! Completely remodeled and renovated 2bd/1b home with 5 acres! $40,000!!

600 S. Harrison Street - CUTE!! Brick, 2 bed/1.5 b, att garage, cen H/A, and more!! Call for details!!

801 S. Main Street - Price Reduced!! 3 bed/2 bath, cen H/A, fence, oversized garage, fpl, lots of storage. Call for details!!

623 East 4th - Custom built, 5 bed/3.5 b, fin bsmt, appl, fence, att grge, 2 yrs old. Muchmore... Call for your personal showing!


2003 Coleman Caravan 26 ft. pull camper

504 S. Wildcat Ct. 617 E. 4th

712 E. 5th St.

1501 Road 9 - Very well maintained brick home on 3.7 acres only 3 miles from town. 5 bed/4 bath. New roof 2010. Hardwood floors & new carpet on main level in 2009. A/C unit and Furnace replaced in 2011. Double oven & microwave new in 2011, refrigerator & dishwasher 2.5 years old.

1505 S. Madison St. - Nice 4 bedroom/2 bath home on large corner lot. Very nice layout, 3 car garage with work shop attached to end garage. Bedroom 4 has access to garage. This is a must see.


330 Kansas – Elkhart - This is a 3 BR, 1 BA Fannie Mae HomePath property. Purchase this property for as little as 3% down! This property is approved for HomePath Renovation Mortgage Financing. Selling as is no warranty expressed or implied.


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615 - 623 S. Monroe- Commercial propertyformerly Ann's Port and Motel. Great Business opportunity with ample parking. Call to see this property today!!!

SOLD 522 West 7th - 4 bed/2 b, full basement, cen heat, open parking, corner lot. Call for details!!


208 West 1st Street - Nice split level home, 3 bed/2bath, bonus room, 2 living areas, fpl, oversized single garage, fence, appliances, and much more!! Call today for your special showing!!



$12 $11,,500 4 OBO95

2 slideouts, electric jack, queen size bed, good condition, lg bathroom w/ tub & shower, microwave, refrigerator, stove, air conditioner, 2 new spare tires

Lots in Spikes Addition

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


620-453-0427 Must see to appreciate!

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


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101 S. Madison- $2,500 BUYER INCENTIVE!!! 3 bed/2 bath, central H/A, fence, attached garage. storage shed. Call for details!!!

PRICE REDUCED: 1109 S. Madison St. - All you could ever want in a home. Home has 8 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 2 Living areas. Basement family room is equipped with cabinets, sink, and cook top. Bathroom downstairs has a large whirlpool tub. Kitchen and upstairs bath recently remodeled. New appliances in kitchen. Back porch remodeled and enclosed and nice sitting patio next to porch.

612 E. 4th St. - Nice 2001 Manufactured home on full basement. Each bedroom on main level has its own private bathroom. 2 bedrooms in basement with possibility of more. Basement also has hookup for second utility room. Can access basement from inside house or from garage.



Sale includes new tourpack & solo seat, $5500 OBO Text or call

1029 S. Van Buren- Ranch, 2 bed/1 b, fpl, att garage, storage shed. Call to set up a showing!!

139 Oklahoma Ave. – Elkhart -Fix me up, I sit on a large lot and have a 30 x 24 detached garage. Selling where is as is.

1277 Rd W - Country Home with acreage! Brick 5 bed/3 b, fpl, basement, deck, all electric, 69x48 ship. A Must See!!

515-517 West 6th - Commercial Building and Lot - 40x140 Metal building with land. Call for details!!

UPCOMING AUCTIONS MOVING AUCTION FOR RALPH RODGERS: Saturday, October 6, 10:00 a.m., 900 Lincoln Street, Hugoton. Lots of Furniture, Tools, Coins & Antiques. See list at Auctioneer Jim Cunningham 620-360-0249. (2c39) --------------NOTICE: Lots of Tools Not Listed for the Auction Saturday, October 6 at 10:00 a.m. at 900 Lincoln St. in Hugoton. Be sure to tell your friends. Auctioneer Jim Cunningham. ---------------

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1105 S. Madison- 4 bed/2 b, cen H/A, fpl, fence, att garage, basement. Call for details.

PUBLIC NOTICE First Published in The Hugoton Hermes, Hugoton, Kansas, Thursday, September 20, 2012. NOTICE OF SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY You are hereby notified that Glen McQueen, owner and landlord of a residence located at 1036 West City Limits, Hugoton, Kansas offer for sale pursuant to K.S.A. 58-2565 the following described personal property which was abandoned by tenants: 1. Miscellaneous Furniture and appliances; 2. Miscellaneous Household items; 3. Miscellaneous Personal property and paraphernalia. This sale will take place October 20, 2012 at 2:00 o’clock p.m. on the premises, 1036 West City Limits, Hugoton, Kansas 67951. All interested parties should take notice and govern themselves accordingly. Glen McQueen. (5c38)

FOR RENT FOR RENT: 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments. Furnished or unfurnished. Bills included, washer and dryer, and cable. Call 5442232. (tfc) ---------------

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GARAGE SALES ESTATE SALE: Saturday, October 6, 8:00 a.m. - ???, 719 S. Main - Inside the House, Tools, Appliances, Furniture, Clothes, Piano and Much More ------------GARAGE SALE: Saturday, October 6, 8:00 a.m. - ???, Hugoton Assembly of God Youth will sponsor a garage sale at the Turnaround, Second and Main Street in Hugoton. All proceeds go for youth missions. --------------GARAGE SALE: Saturday, October 6, 8:00 a.m. - ???, 203 Lincoln, Lots of Kids’ and Baby Clothes, Lots of Baby Stuff, Check Out My New Tupperware! -------------FOUR FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Saturday, October 6, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon, Commercial Building at Stevens County Fairgrounds, Exercise Equipment, Baby and Toddler Bed, Furniture, Jewelry, Baby & Adult Clothes, Christmas Decorations, Too Much to Mention! ---------------


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Chance Yoder


HERMES CLASSIFIEDS 48 N. Baca Elkhart, KS 67950 2256 sq. ft., 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2 Car Garage. Fenced in back yard. Located near Elkhart School district.

If interested please call (620) 640-1921




513 French Street 1400 sq. ft, 3 bed., 2 bath, heated 2 car garage with alley access, storage shed, fenced backyard. Call 620-482-4640 for appointment.

SUNFLOWER PLAZA 1 bedroom newly decorated apartment for Senior Citizens For Information Call Plaza Office - 544-4011 or Selia Crawford - 544-2182

WANT TO PURCHASE: Minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co. 80201. (104p52) --------------NEEDED: Gas stove, refrigerator, full size or queen size box springs and mattress and love seat. Call 544-5616. (tfc31) ---------------

FOR SALE BY OWNER ced! Redu e c i r P

603 Fifth Street in Rolla


Very well-built, beautiful brick home. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, office, bonus room, full finished basement with huge storeroom, fenced patio, oversized 2car garage, underground sprinkler.

PREGNANT? NEED HELP? Call Birthright of Garden City, 620-276-3605 or Birthline of Liberal, 1404 N. Western, 620-626-6763. (tfc3) --------------ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will help you if you sincerely want to stop drinking. Call 544-8633. (tfc1) ---------------

CELEBRATE RECOVERY every Monday night 6:30 08 p.m. at Assembly of God Fellowship Hall, 138 S. Main. (tfc25)

AL-Anon Family Group

Pioneer Manor Family Support Group

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


Laura Livengood 620-544-4284 or 620-544-5906 210 North Jackson - Hugoton 1024 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 car attached garage, central heat and air. 24 x 24 detached garage.

It’s hard to tell what you’ll find Looking for a place to live?...a car?...even a pet? There is always something new and exciting waiting to be discovered. So go ahead and glance through our may be surprised!

Give us a call! 544-4321

Open Tues & Thurs 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Sunday 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. 1030 S. Main (tfc37) (tfc15)

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



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


Alan D. Higgins, Owner

620-544-5499 or 620-428-2929 (2p39)

Project Hope



Great Deals ~ Easy Financing ~ Quality Service Office: (620)544-7800 531 S. Jackson Hugoton, Ks. 67951 (tfc6) (tfc46)

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

544-5915 or 544-7776

LAWN PRO Will Schnittker



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PO Box 473 - Hugoton, Ks. 67951

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

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

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Only $17.50/mo. for this space! Call 544-4321or email

600 E. 11th

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The Hugoton Hermes

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Page 10B

We Celebrate National 4-H Week, October 7-13, 2012 Buffalo Boosters Club front row, left to right, are Alyson Christensen, Maggie White, Isabella Hall and Audrey Cross. Back row are Miranda Christensen, Grayson Christensen, Morgan Fleming, Trent Davidson, Madison Hall and Briannah Davidson. Not pictured are Ben Hickert and Leaders Laura Hall and Tina White.

$4500 was awarded in scholarships to post-graduate education in 2012.

4-H Discovery Days in Manhattan were attended by fourteen youths from Stevens County.

City Slickers are front row, left to right, Brayden Kolb, Izzak Hernandez, Effie Kolb and guest Kadence Hernandez. Second row, Micajah Carson, Brittney Kolb, Elias Carson, and Leader Gayle Claggett. Austin Mills is in the back. Not pictured is Leader Erica Kolb.

Cloverleaf Cowboys Club are left to right: Audrey Gilmore, Rebecca Johnson, Lacey Brecheisen, Megan Newlon, Amber Baeza, Emma French, Sarah Johnson, Montana Holt, Cutter Hawks, Claire Clark, Jordyn Beard, Carson Gilmore, Logan Brecheisen, Vivian Titus, Lauren Sarchet, Garrette Hinds, Carson Schechter, Kynna Crawford, McKenzie Hinds, Britta Beesley, Chloe Martin, Brionna Beard, Raegan Hinds, Mikayla Martin, Claudia Clark, Brooke Hinds, Jenna Beesley, Tacho Garcia Baeza, Ashlyn Schechter, CJ Beard, Laramie Brecheisen, and on top: Austin Newlon, Landon Brecheisen and Reice Clinesmith. Not pictured are Montana Beesley, Sydney Beesley, Jeffrey Cutter, Kylee Fann, Elizabeth Johnson, Brady Marshall, Morgan Sarchet, Virginia Smith, Mattison Taylor, Zachary Willis, and Leaders Jeff Sarchet, Nancy Johnson, Vicky Newlon and Renee Mills.

In 2012, 13 4-H'ers and 1 counselor attended 4-H Camp Lakeside, and 26 4-H'ers and 6 counselors attended Rock Springs 4-H Camp.

Heartland Club front row, left to right, are Allison Goode, Abbey Goode, Katya Wolters, John Shelton, Jayce Heger, Jaelynn Kelley, Rustin Pearcy, Molly McClure, Kyra Shelton and Emma McClure. Middle wave are Leader Michelle Heger, Allen Shelton, Tiffany Mangels, Brianna Mangels, Kayle Wolters, Jamyn Wolters, Jay McClure, Nicholas Bryan, Adam Seaman, Toby McClure, Casle Heger, Kaitlyn Leininger, Aaron Seaman, and Leader Lalane McClure. Back wave are Nathan Leininger, Brady Heger, Zackary Leininger, Nicole Kinser, Tyler Goode, Nick Goode, Tony Kinser, Laton Heger, Lance Sandoval, Logan Mangels and Megan Bryan. Not pictured are JC Blakeley, Victoria Bryan, Cody Mills, Mandy Mills, Jeffrey Mueller and Kelsi Mueller.

Two Stevens County 4-H'ers received the Key Award in 2012, the highest award given. Wranglers Club front row, left to right, Catie Gooch, Grace Dillinger, Jacob Bell, Garrette Hinds, McKenzie Hinds, and Conner Wells. Back row, Leader James Gold, Dawson Kerbow, Nick Gold, Raegan Hinds, Brooke Hinds, Kole Kahl and Leader Carla Kerbow. Not pictured are David Beesley, Henry Beesley, Kaitlyn Dobie, Frances Gaskill, Adyson Gooch, Hunter Kerbow, Devin Kraisinger, Kaitlyn McIntire, Marshall McIntire, Tyler Minor, Sara Pinkham, Jalena Vaughn, Garett Walker and Leader Gary Gold.

Stevens County has 126 4-H members involved in five 4-H Clubs.

Join the Stevens County 4-H’ers in Celebrating National 4-H Week October 7-13. Now is the time to enroll for the coming year! 4-H Enrollment Fair is October 10 from 11-2 p.m. at the Fairgrounds. Lunch with us! Interested in joining or volunteering? Contact us at: 620-544-4359 | 114 E. Fifth, Hugoton, KS | | Find Us on Facebook

October 4, 2012  

Official newspaper of Stevens Co. Kansas

October 4, 2012  

Official newspaper of Stevens Co. Kansas