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Hugoton High School Cross Country boys’ team places first at Regionals in McPherson. Placing in the top ten include individual Regional champ Issac Castro; Luis Castro, second place and Reed Rome, tenth place. Pictured

from the left are Coach Anna Wold, Chance Ghumm, Takoda Eckert, Zack Littell, Edgar Villa, Luis Castro, Reed Rome, Issac Castro and Coach Nick Rodriguez. Photo courtesy of Nancy Johnson.

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The Hugoton High School Cross Country girls’ team are the runners-up at Regionals in McPherson. Katy Heger is the fourth place winner. Pictured from the left are Coach Anna

Wold, Maria Martinez, Jackie Garcia, Kathryn Weaver, Sarah Johnson, Mariana Shuck, Kathryn Heger, Lauren Fox and Coach Nick Rodriguez. Photo courtesy of Nancy Johnson.

HHS Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country teams head into State competition The Boys’ and Girls Cross Country teams traveled to McPherson Saturday to participate in the Regional Cross Country meet. The boys’ team finished first and the the girls’ team finished sec-

ond, which qualified both teams to the State Cross Country meet this weekend in Wamego. “It was a pretty good weekend for both teams. I was not sure the girls had qualified as a team as we

did not race as well as we could have. Individually, we had three boys in the top ten and one girl in the top ten,” said Coach Nick Rodriguez. Issac Castro won the individual Regional title as a

Change the time, change your batteries With the time change Sunday, November 3, it is important to remind everyone to change the batteries in their smoke detectors when they change their clocks for Daylight Saving

Time. The average family has less than three minutes from the time the first smoke alarm sounds to escape a fire. Working smoke alarms provide the early

warning and critical extra seconds needed to escape and cut the risk of dying in home fire structures in half. When you set your clock back November 3, use the extra hour to make a life-saving change in your household - change and test the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors - and remind your friends, family and neighbors to do the same. This simple act takes just a moment, but it is the best defense your family has against the devastating effects of a home fire. This reminder to Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® comes from Energizer, your local fire department and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

sophomore which is not an easy thing to do. Luis Castro and Reed Rome also finished in the top ten for the boys. Katy Heger

placed fourth to help lead the girls’ team into State. Sarah Johnson just missed being All Region as she finished eleventh.


course was a pretty tough course and for the most part the team handled it fairly well,” Continued to page 6

Kansas Cold Weather Rule takes effect November 1 The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) reminds Kansans that the Cold Weather Rule takes effect November 1 and remains in effect through March 31. “The Cold Weather Rule ensures Kansans can keep warm during winter months,” says KCC Chairman Mark Sievers. “We encourage consumers to take steps to prepare for colder temperatures. Making sure heating equipment is in good working order, keeping your thermostat at reasonable levels, weather-stripping and caulking windows and doorways - these things can cut down on heating costs.” The Cold Weather Rule prohibits utility companies from disconnecting a customer's natural gas or electric service during periods of extreme cold. The Rule requires utility companies to offer a 12-month payment plan to allow consumers to maintain or re-establish utility service. Disconnection Conditions: • Utility companies may not initiate disconnection until temperatures are

forecast to be above 35 degrees for the next 48 hours. • Utility companies must contact the customer by phone or in-person 24 hours before disconnecting service. • Utility companies are prohibited from disconnecting a customer's service when temperatures are forecast to be at or below 35 degrees over the next 24 hours. The KCC wants Kansans to have the electric and gas service needed to keep their homes warm during winter months. The KCC also recognizes the customer's responsibility to make arrangements to pay for that service. The Cold Weather Rule was designed in 1983 to ensure both goals are met. Any residential customer with a past due balance will qualify for payment arrangements under the rule. However, it is the customer's responsibility to contact the gas or electric company to make those arrangements. Payment Plan conditions to maintain or restore service:

• Customers must contact their utility company and inform they cannot pay their bill in full. • Customers must agree to pay a twelfth of the total amount owed, a twelfth of the current bill, the full amount of any disconnection or reconnection fee, plus any applicable deposit to the utility. • Customers must agree to pay the remaining balance in equal payments over the next 11 months, in addition to their current monthly bill. The Cold Weather Rule applies only to residential customers of electric and natural gas utility companies under the KCC's jurisdiction. For a complete list of utilities regulated by the KCC visit: risdictional_utilities.htm. More information about the Cold Weather Rule is available at: http://kcc. Kansans may also contact their local utility company or the KCC's Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection at 800-6620027.

at the facility, 1711 S. Main, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Moscow Fire Department will host their annual Chili Supper Thursday before the Moscow / Rolla football game from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Freewill donations will be gratefully accepted. Friday, November 1 will be the last day Hugoton High School Future Business Leaders of America, or “FBLA”, members will be collecting baby items to donate to Project Hope. Donations can be dropped off at the high school on Eleventh Street. Saturday, November 2, everyone is invited to meet Ernie Reyes, Jr. Mr. Reyes should be a familiar face to anyone who has seen the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movies. He will address

area kids about education, stranger danger and will help with the Guardian Anti-Bullying campaign at American Karate Studios at 614 S. Main in Hugoton from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Church’s annual Autum Bazaars Saturday, November 2. Moscow’s event will be at the Fellowship Hall from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Hugoton’s will be at the Memorial Hall, Sixth and Monroe, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 3, Kappa Eta will host a fun run starting at the Hugoton Chamber Office beginning at 2:00 p.m. Tanner Rindels will welcome visitors to the new Farm Bureau Financial Services office at 515 S. Main during the Open House event Monday and Tuesday, November 4-5 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days. Rolla United Methodist Church will host their annual Thanks ‘N Giving supper November 6 at 600 Monroe Street in Rolla.

Community events will keep citizens busy and entertained Leaves are changing all over Hugoton as the temperatures continue to turn cooler. This is a sure sign Autumn is here in Hugoton.

Local seniors to be honored as Kansas Honor Scholars A total of 64 seniors from high schools in Grant, Haskell, Morton, Seward, Stanton and Stevens Counties will be recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars Wednesday, November 6 at a 7:00 p.m. dinner and program at the Seward County Community College Student Union at 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal. Area students are as follows: From Hugoton: Micah

Baehler, David Kurt, Zane Littell, Maverick Mills, Luis Sanchez and Slade Shuck; from Moscow: Morganne Owens; and from Rolla: Kaleigh Barrett and Karly Clinesmith. During the ceremony, each student will receive a Webster's New College Dictionary and a commemorative certificate. David Johnston, director of marketing and internet services for the KU Alumni Association, will speak to the students, Continued to page 3

This coming week will be full of events, as most weeks during the approaching holiday season are! Thursday, October 31, the community is invited to several different Halloweenthemed events. Beginning with the Stevens County Library, youngsters will receive a free book for trick or treating at the SCL before 6:00 p.m. Then, get down to Main Street for the Spook Parade down the 500 and 600 blocks of Main Street sidewalks. Businesses will hand out treats from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Hugoton United Methodist Church, at 628 S. Main, will be hosting a “Trunk or Treat” event in their parking lot for those wishing for a safe place for their young ones to trick or treat. Pioneer Manor invites young kids to trick or treat

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Defeating Alzheimer’s Disease By Congressman Jerry Moran By U.S. Senator Jerry Moran Every 68 seconds someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease – a devastating and irreversible brain disease that slowly destroys an individual’s cognitive functioning, including memory and thought. Kansas City physician Dr. Richard Padula and his wife, Marta, had been married for 51 years when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2006. It is difficult to imagine the anguish Dick, Marta and their family and friends experienced as he deteriorated from a leading heart surgeon into someone unable to comprehend a newspaper article. Unfortunately, these heart-wrenching stories have become all too common. Alzheimer’s currently affects 5.2 million people in the United States and more than 35.6 million worldwide. As the population ages, the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s after age 65 will double every five years, while the number of individuals 85 years and older with this disease will triple by 2050. Already, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and there is currently no cure, no diagnostic test, and no treatment for this terrible disease. As a nation, we must commit to defeating one of the greatest threats to the health of Americans and the financial wellbeing of our country. In 1962, President Kennedy called our nation to action to reach the moon by the end of that decade. We need to commit ourselves to a goal no more ambitious, and just as imperative. We must strive to achieve not only an effective treatment, but a cure for Alzheimer’s over the next decade. President Kennedy’s words still ring true today – we should choose this endeavor, “because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win…” As the baby boomer generation ages and Alzheimer’s disease becomes more prevalent, the need to confront the pending health care crisis has become ever more urgent. The financial costs alone can no longer be ignored. Caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is expected to cost $203 billion this year, with $142 billion covered by the federal government through Medicare and Medicaid. A recent study by the RAND Corporation stated that the cost of dementia care is projected to double over the next 30 years, surpassing health care expenses for both heart disease and cancer. Without a way to prevent, cure or effectively treat Alzheimer’s, it will be difficult – if not impossible – to rein in our nation’s health care costs. Alzheimer’s has become a disease to define a generation, but if we focus and prioritize our research capacity, it does not need to continue as an inevitable part of aging. It is time to truly commit to defeating this disease in the next decade – a goal no more ambitious than the goal set forth for the Apollo space program. For every $27 Medicare and Medicaid spends caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s, the federal government spends only $1 on Alzheimer’s research. Yet, research suggests that more progress could be made if given more support. One study found that a breakthrough against Alzheimer’s that delays the onset of the disease by five years would mean an annual savings of $362 billion by 2050. A sustained federal commitment to research for Alzheimer’s will lower costs and improve health outcomes for people living with the disease today and in the future. As Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the focal point for our nation’s medical research infrastructure, I am committed to prioritizing funding for Alzheimer’s research. This year, the Senate Subcommittee increased funding for the National Institute on Aging – the lead institute for Alzheimer’s research at the NIH – by $84 million, and supported the initial year of funding for the new presidential initiative to map the human brain. Both projects will increase our understanding of the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s, unlock the mysteries of the brain, and bring us closer to effective treatments and one day, hopefully, a cure. Alzheimer’s is a defining challenge of our generation. We must commit to a national goal to defeat this devastating disease over the next decade by supporting the critical research carried out by the scientists and researchers across our nation supported by the NIH. The health and financial future of our nation are at stake and the United States cannot afford to ignore such a threat. Together, we can make a sustained commitment to Alzheimer’s research that will benefit our nation and bring hope to families like the Padulas, as well as future generations of Americans. The challenge is ours and the moment to act is now.

Obituaries Weldon “Sorg” Clinesmith Lifelong Morton County resident Weldon R. Clinesmith passed from this life Sunday evening, October 27, 2013 at the Stevens County Hospital in Hugoton. He was 78. The son of Howard Clinesmith and the former Leone Ipson, he was born August 26, 1935 at Rolla. Sorg worked for the Morton County Sanitary Department for many years. Survivors include his two brothers, Charles Clinesmith of Hugoton and Raymon Clinesmith and wife Jill of Ulysses; one sister, Esther Smith of Canyon City, Co.; and his many nieces and nephews. Mr. Clinesmith was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Bob, Jim and Howard Clinesmith;

To us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by Him. I Corinthians 8:6

and three sisters, Margaret Clinesmith, Norma Keener and Phyllis Jones. Funeral services are planned for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Rolla with Pastor Sandy Ferguson presiding. Burial will follow at the Rolla Cemetery under the direction of Paul’s Funeral Home of Hugoton. A memorial has been established for the Rolla United Methodist Church. Memorials may be mailed to Paul’s Funeral Home, PO Box 236, Hugoton, Ks 67951.

Stevens County Fire Department and Ambulance Report Stevens County Emergency Services run activity for October 14 through October 27. Fire Department Hugoton Station No activity this period. Fire Department Moscow Station No activity this period. Ambulance Activity Seven medical runs, two transfers and one Life Flight.

WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ Pioneer Manor residents play Bingo at 2:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Community members are invited to volunteer or play a game with the residents! AL-ANON Family Group meets at 1405 Cemetery Road Mondays and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. Call 620544-2610 or 620-544-2854 for more information. CELEBRATE LIFE every Monday night 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Assembly of God, 138 S. Main in Hugoton. Park in the back lot. HUGOTON LIONS CLUB meets every Second and Fourth Thursday of the month at Memorial Hall at 7:00 p.m. HUGOTON MASONIC LODGE #406 AF&AM meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday nights - Inside Out Kids at the Hugoton Assembly of God, 138 S. Main, beginning with dinner at 6:45 p.m. Program will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Rides are available by calling Pastor Ben Coats at 620428-1487 before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings. - Moscow United Methodist will host Kids Club, beginning September 11 from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Kids Club is available for children ages Kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information, contact the church at 620598-2426. Temporary changes for

Stevens County Library - Stevens County Library will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays and closed Sundays. Now through November 30 - The temperature is falling, and so are our prices! The Hermes’ office supplies are ALL on sale! Discounts range from ten to 50 percent! Come into the office at 522 S. Main to find some great deals! Subscriptions are also discounted: local subscriptions are $20 and non-local are just $25 until November 30. - The Farmers Market which takes place in the lot south of China’s will continue until further notice. They will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. every Saturday morning, weather permitting. Home grown vegetables and homemade items will be available. Available Now - Hugoton FFA is now selling Blue and Gold sausage, bacon and chicken strips. **Notice: Delivery date has changed to November 7**. Contact an FFA member by calling 620-544-4311 or 620-544-4728. - Entries are being accepted from farmers and rural community members for a $2,500 award from Monsanto Funds “Grow Communities”. Visit Grow or call 1877-267-3332 to register to win or submit an idea for a nonprofit organization in

Veterans Day Celebration at HES Dear Editor, Tiffany The first and second grade students at Hugoton Elementary School will be gathering in the Primary Commons Area Monday, November 11, at 8:00 a.m. for their annual Veterans’ Day celebration. We will be honoring the Veterans who have served or are serving in the armed forces. We will be singing songs and celebrating our freedom as well. We would like to invite all Veterans and community members

who are able to join us at Hugoton Elementary School to please do so that morning. The students and staff will be excited to see all of the Veterans who have served our country and they will have special notes of appreciation to pass out to the Veterans in attendance. Please join us at 8:00 a.m. Monday, November 11, at HES to celebrate Veterans’ Day. In appreciation, Tiffany Boxum, Principal


need of funding. October 28-November 1 - Hugoton High School’s Future Business Leaders of America will be collecting donations of baby items to donate to Project Hope. Drop off any items at any Hugoton school campus and students will deliver them to Project Hope Friday, November 1. Suggested donations include diapers, baby wipes, baby formula and baby food, including rice cereal. October 31 - Happy Halloween! - Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Spook Parade down Main Street. Afterward, children are invited to trick or treat at Pioneer Manor from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Contact Ruth at 620-544-4305 for more information. - Trunk or Treat at the Hugoton United Methodist Church parking lot, 828 S. Main, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. November 1 - Deadline to hand in Veterans’ ads to The Hermes by 12:00 noon. Call 620-5444321 for more information. - Last day to purchase discounted tickets for Southwest Friends of the Arts’ presentation of “Murder Rides Again” November 22 and 23. - Ernie Reyes Jr. will be talking to kids about education, stranger danger and help with the Guardian Anti-Bullying Campaign at Activities Center, 120 Grant St. in Ulysses from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. For information, call 806-930-6614 or 580-4615315. - Learn the “West Coast Swing” and the “Nightclub Two-Step” at Seward County Community College / Area Technical School beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the SW002, the student union basement at SCCC / ATS. No partner is needed to learn the basics. November 2 - Ernie Reyes Jr. will be talking to kids about education, stranger danger and help with the Guardian Anti-Bullying Campaign at American Karate Studios, 516 N. Main in Guymon, Ok. from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. He will be in Hugoton from 2:00 to

5:00 p.m. at American Karate Studios, 614 S. Main. - Hugoton United Methodist Women will host their annual Autumn Bazaar at Memorial Hall, Sixth and Monroe in Hugoton, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. There will be baked goods, jams, jellies, cinnamon rolls, candy, soup mixes, Schermer pecans and more! A turkey dinner will be served from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Freewill offering will be accepted for the meal. - Moscow UMC will host their annual Bazaar and Silent Auction from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall along with an all-youcan-eat meal of turkey and roast beef, potatoes, salads and homemade pies! November 2-3 - Baker Arts Center will host their twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of their annual French Market! Free admittance to browse, shop and bid Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. A bake shoppe, candy shoppe, gently used shoppe, Christmas, fall, cowboy, jewelry, home and kitchen items will be available at the Baker Arts Center at 624 N. Pershing Avenue in Liberal. Call 620-624-2810 for more information. November 3 - Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour as Daylight Saving Time ends. - Centennial service at Hugoton United Methodist Church will begin at 10:30 a.m. There will be special music and a luncheon. Everyone is invited. - Kappa Eta will host a fun run at 2:00 p.m. The run will start at the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce Office, Seventh and Main in Hugoton. November 4 - Stevens County Commissioners will meet in the Commissioners’ Room at the Stevens County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. - Hugoton City Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. at the City Office. November 5 - Election Day November 6 - Rolla United Methodist

Church will be serving their annual Thanks ‘N Giving Supper from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Rolla UMC Fellowship Hall at 600 Monroe in Rolla. Free-will donations are accepted. November 7 - Brad Livingston will speak at the Sons of Thunder meeting at the Grant County Civic Center at 1000 W. Patterson in Ulysses at 7:00 p.m. There will be a free man’s meal ages 12 and up - with fellowship and worship. November 7-8 - No school for USD #210 students due to Parent/ Teacher Conferences. November 8 - Pheasant Heaven Charities Inc. will host their annual Calf Fry, Beef Feed and Pig Roast at Great Plains Gas Compression at 210 E. First, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Lots of raffle and door prizes and great food will be available! Due to limited parking, a bus will be available to shuttle people from Heritage Christian Academy. November 9-10 - Annual Hunters’ Breakfast, sponsored by the Lions Club, in the 4-H Building at the Stevens County Fairgrounds. Serving starts at 5:00 a.m. Proceeds from the meal are used for community projects.

November 11 - Veterans’ Day November 12 - Hugoton City Council meeting will be at 5:15 in the City Council meeting room. November 13 - Hugoton Airport Board will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the Airport Lounge. - Richfield UMC celebrates the holidays with its Annual Holiday Supper from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Richfield UMC Fellowship Hall, 451 Oak Street in Richfield. A free-will donation is accepted for the UMW missions fund. November 14 - Hugoton Elementary’s second grade will perform their concert at 2:45 p.m. in the HES gym. - Garden City Community College will host area high school students for GCCC Exploration Day, starting at 9:00 a.m. Registration is available at For more information, please contact 620-276-9627. - Kansas Department of Agriculture Dairy Inspection Program and KDHE Livestock Waste and Management section will host a forum to explain regulatory requirements and aid Kansas stockmen and dairymen in completing the inspection process. required to meet licensing

HUGOTON POLICE REPORT Business Hours, Call 544-4959 After Hours, Call 544-2020 Monday, October 21, 2013 • Vehicle unlock, 500 Block South Main, Citizen Assist, Officer Hagman. Tuesday, October 22, 2013 • Missing Child, Child Located, Officer Hagman • Non injury accident, 500 Block South Monroe, Took Report, Officer Hagman.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Vehicle unlock, 700 Block South Washington, Citizen Assist, Sgt. Johnson. • Welfare check, 1000 Block South Washington, Everything okay, Sgt Johnson. • Citizen assist, NW Avenue and Jackson, Public Service, Officer Crane

Thursday, October 24, 2013 • Vehicle unlock, 200 Block West Eleventh, Citizen Assist, Sgt Johnson • Suspicious Vehicle, 100 Block West Eleventh, Investigated, Officer Crane • Loud Music, 400 Block South Monroe, Advised to turn it down, Officer Crane • Loud Music, 400 Block of South Monroe, Final Warning, Officer Crane

Friday, October 25, 2013 • Criminal Damage to Car, 1000 Block South Harrison, Took Report, Officer Hagman • Vehicle unlock, 500 Block Jayhawk, Citizen Assist, Officer Hagman • Medical assist, 500 Block French, Public Service, Officer Hagman • Non Injury accident, 500 Block South Main, Took Report, Officer Hagman • Dog at large, 900 Block South Jackson, Unable to Locate, Officer Lamatsch

Saturday, October 26, 2013 • Escort Cross Country, 200 Block West Eleventh, Public Service, Officer Hagman • Escort Volleyball Team, 200 Block West Eleventh, Public Service, Officer Hagman • Medical assist, 900 Block South Coulter, Public Service, Officer Hagman • Verbal argument, 800 Block South Jackson, Officer Lamatsch • Public Service, Public Service, Officer Lamatsch • Suicidal subject, 1000 Block South Jackson, Officer Lamatsch

Sunday, October 27, 2013 • Barking dog, 900 Block Van Buren, Officer Hagman

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Cpl. Ronald Burbridge is speaker at GCCC

The Wolf Cub Scouts, Pack 189, visits White’s meat market as part of their regularly scheduled meeting. They tour the freezers and the cutting blocks in the interior of the market.

Left to right in the back row are Michael Jenkins and Arick Miller. In front, left to right, are John Shelton, Roman Miller, Mason Jenkins and Ayden Harper.

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, Cpl. Ronald L. Burbridge, who served in the Korean War, will take the podium in a Veteran’s Day program at Garden City Community College. He will speak at 10:00 a.m. November 8 in the auditorium of the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Building. Sponsored by the Brookover Lecture Series and the GCCC Student Government Association, the program is free and open to the public. Burbridge joined the Marine Corps in 1948 and served as part of the 2nd Platoon, Baker Company 1st Batallion, 7th Regiment 1st Marine Division. Between November 27 and December 13, 1950, Burbridge took part in the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, a decisive battle in the Korean War. During the brutal 17-day battle in freezing weather, 15,000 Allied ground troops were encircled by 120,000 Communist Chinese and North Korean troops. Although surrounded and outnumbered, the Allied forces in-

flicted crippling losses to the Chinese and North Korean troops. Burbridge and his Marine Company fought in temperatures of 40- to 50-degrees below zero. The Allied forces broke out of the encirclement and retreated to the port of Hungnam. Out of the 240 members of

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his company, only 28 men walked away from the battle. The others were killed or wounded. Burbidge was one of the wounded. He was just 22 during the time of the battle. He was discharged from the Marines in 1953 but he remains a Marine at heart.

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Alta Pettis celebrates her eighty-fifth birthday with a poem In the Dodge City Hospital I entered the world eightyfive years ago; It was on election day, November 7, 1928 and probably there was snow. I started school at the tender age of five In a one-room country school where eight grades dared our teacher to survive. He was a very young man and drove the route to pick up everyone of us In the cold but reliable metal and wood country school bus; Then he made a fire in the pot-bellied stove so we wouldn’t freeze And used handkerchiefs to wipe noses after kids’ inevitable cough and sneeze.

pression” With severe drought, ruined crops, gardens and lives in rapid progression. We moved to Ulysses where daddy worked for what was called the WPA, A government job which saved many a farmer’s sad and trying day. Wages were low and it was hard for our parents to get by Which necessitated a trip to Saginaw, Michigan for my younger brother and I To live, for fourteen months, with our adult sisters and brothers; So I have lived in these places

and also several others. I wrote my first poem while fishing in Wichita one day; I’ve no idea what it was about, or until the next one, how long the delay, But I thank God that He gives me the words to write down; Most of them I’ve received right here in this town That I love so much and would hate to ever have to leave again; If you say it’s the “best place in the world” you’ll hear my exuberant “Amen!” I am glad He planted me here in Hugoton to stay

Among those who are my precious friends. Especially now that I’m old and gray — Alta Pettis Alta Pettis celebrates her eighty-fifth birthday on November 7. Please send a birthday greeting card to Alta Pettis, 109 W. Seventh Street, Hugoton, Kansas 67951.

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I remember how the dust storms would roll in and hide the sun; How we’d have to wait it out huddled inside, which wasn’t any fun. These storms brought on the years known as the “de-

their parents and guests. Honored students will be guests of the alumni association and KU Endowment; parents and area alumni are welcome to attend at a cost. Community volunteers

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, October 24, 2013) 3t STATE OF COUNTY, ss:



IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RUTH MILDRED SPARKS, DECEASED Case No. 13PR33 NOTICE OF HEARING You are hereby notified that Marlla Ruth Mhoon, one of the heirs, devisees and legatees of the will and estate of Ruth Mildred Sparks, deceased, has filed a petition in the above Court, together with authenticated copy of the foreign probated will of the decedent, Ruth Mildred Sparks, and the proceedings admitting her will to probate in the Superior Court of Thurston County, Washington. The Petition alleges, among other things, the decedent was the owner at the time of her death of certain real estate situate in Stevens County, Kansas, upon which decedent's will operates, as more fully described in the petition filed in this proceeding.

The petitioner prays the Court for an order admitting proceedings had in the Superior Court of Thurston County, Washington, to probate and record in the District Court of Stevens County, Kansas, and adjudging administration of the estate within the State of Kansas is unnecessary and should not be required; the decedent's real estate, including mineral interests, described in the Petition, owned by the decedent, Ruth Mildred Sparks, be assigned to the persons entitled thereto, pursuant to the terms of decedent's will, and for further relief. You are hereby required to file your defenses to the petition on or before the 8th day of November, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. of said day, in said Court, in the district courtroom at the county courthouse, in Hugoton, 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. Marlla Ruth Mhoon, Petitioner TATE & KIITZKE L.L.C. 1024 S. Trindle, P. O. Box 909 Hugoton, KS 67951 Telephone: 620-544-2103 Attorneys for Petitioner

collect reservations, coordinate details and serve as local contacts for the event. Al and Donna Shank of Liberal are the site coordinators. Nathan McCaffrey of Liberal is coordinator for Morton and Seward Counties. Kevin and Catherine Moyer of Ulysses are coordinators for Grant and Stanton Counties. Jackie and Sterling Hall of Sublette are the Haskell County coordinators. Erick and Debbie Nordling of Hugoton are the Stevens County coordinators. The Kansas Honors Program is made possible by KU Endowment and proceeds from the Jayhawk license plate program. Since 1971, the Kansas Honors Program has recognized over 120,000 scholars who rank in the top ten percent of their high school senior classes and are selected regardless of occupational plans or higher-education goals. Each year the KU Alumni Association and its volunteers host 37 programs that reach all 105 counties across the state and include approximately 360 high schools.

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Remember to turn your clocks back this Saturday before you head for bed.

In Memory of Denise – 10 Years Later What a difference a day makes!!! I had been toying with the idea of writing a piece on the things that make us crazy in our everyday living. You know, things like people not using their manners...treating you, the consumer, like you owe them the get the idea. Then, with one early morning phone call, your perspective changes. Things that seemed so irritating or important, became non-issues. And I know each and every one of you has experienced this at some point in your life, which actually makes writing this column unnecessary. While drinking my second cup of coffee of the morning, the phone rings. The voice on the other end says someone very close to you has just died...completely a very young age. You find yourself gasping for air, for words, for control of your emotions but nothing seems to be working as it should. Your mind flashes to recent memories of time spent with this individual, conversations you’ve had, laughing, joking, living. Your heart bleeds at the thought of them never being in your house again, hugging at New Year’s Eve, playing board games, watching our kids compete in sports. In a nano-second, you know you need to rush to their family, to comfort them in some way, and receive comfort back. This is different than losses of the past. I’ve had loved ones who were sick, suffered for a long period, then passed on. While it was difficult, you knew what was happening and tried to prepare for it. The loss was still great, but the shock wasn’t immediate and numbing. I guess the natural processes of an event like this is to wonder why and to ask how this could happen. You look around at all the mean, nasty people you know and wonder why we just lost such a funny, upbeat, caring person with these oxygen-wasting people still here. That's natural. So is promising not to waste another minute, another friendship, another breath. Your pledge to spend more time with those you love, less time being angry over stupid things, making a difference in your world. You decide never to waste another opportunity. The worst thing would be to look back on your life and have so many regrets and I shouldas. That's if you have the opportunity to look back. So, don’t use your blinker the next time I wait for you at an’s okay...l’ll get over it. I might even smile at you as you pass by, which would be a major improvement over the hand signal you would’ve gotten from me yesterday!!! Keep your friends close, and if I happen to be one of them, keep me honest. Time has a way of allowing us to slip back into our old ways. Don’t let a tragedy like this one leave you wondering if you let the petty things in life get in the way of the important ones. Because once it’s gone, memories are all that’s left. Make sure they are memories you’ll want to live with, not regret. Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.


We wanted to tell everyone thanks for all the support for the Denise Scholarship Pig Roast this year. We hope we can keep this event going for many more years. And a special thanks to Pheasant Heaven Charities for the first event that went to Dee’s Scholarship and grew to a huge success. This is a great town to live in! From Denise (Knier) Leonard’s Family

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FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Faith Publishing LLC 522 S. Main 620-544-4321

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

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 11th & Jefferson - 544-8517 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Morning Service - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening Ministries - 6:30 p.m. (Children, Youth, & Adult)

CHURCH OF CHRIST 1045 S. Van Buren 544-2825 Parsonage 1041 S. Van Buren Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Evening Service - 6:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

HUGOTON BAPTIST CHURCH Eighth and Main 544-2210 506 East Eighth - 544-2295 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study - 6:30 p.m.

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

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

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 516 N.E. Avenue 544-2355 Morning Worship - 9:00 a.m. Fellowship/Refreshments - 10:00 a.m. Sunday School - 10:30 a.m. Rev. Larry Bradford, Interim Pastor 544-9492 or 598-2400 YOU ARE WELCOME!

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 828 S. Main Hugoton 544-8715 Reverend Jo Mead, Pastor Monday Bible Study - 1:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Praise! Kids - 3:45 p.m. Wednesday Jr. High Youth Fellowship - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Sr. High Youth Fellowship - 7:00 p.m. Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m.

LIGHTHOUSE FELLOWSHIP 424 S. Jackson 544-4828 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Sunday Church - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Pre-Service Prayer - half hour before service

LONE STAR FRIENDS CHURCH 14 Miles East of Hugoton on Highway 51 Church 624-3784 Home 624-3104 Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship Celebration - 10:45 a.m. Jr. High & Sr. High Youth Group - Sunday 6:30 p.m. Sunday Evening Fellowship - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Adult Study - 6:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting Wednesday - 8:00 p.m. Christian Life Club (age 2 - 18) - 6:30 p.m.

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

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.

PRIMERO BAUTISTA IGLESIA HISPANO Congregación 618 Main sur - Hugoton 620-370-1003 Pastor Marcelino Auila Servicio de la Iglesia 11:00 a.m. - Domingo 7:00 p.m. - Miércoles

You are invited to come worship with family and friends at Pioneer Manor November 3 Rusty Callahan November 10 Agape Fellowship November 17

Charlia Garmon has had to push to make it through the hard times in her life.

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David & Brandy Robson 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.

dle Eastern for 25 years but had to quit work after he had a heart attack at the age of 42. Lew passed away in 1990 at the age of 52. “We had 33 good years together.” Four years later their son Randy died. Lew and Charlia’s other son Kelly was five years younger than Randy, but sadly Kelly died when he was only two and a half years old. Charlia said she has had to push through those difficult times and used all the strength she had. “It’s just something that you have to do to survive!” Her work was her lifeline though, especially the enjoyment the kids at the grade school brought her. Charlia has been at Pioneer Manor since last July and hopefully will be returning to her home next month if her foot is healed. It’s been quite an ordeal with surgery and skin grafts, but the prognosis is good. She is looking forward to going home while she pushes through yet another difficult time in her life. She loves to sing and enjoyed leading the music at the Nazarene Church for 17 years. Chuckling, she recalled one day at church when her son said, “Momma, you sing too loud!”

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Charlia Garmon’s life started off just like a John Steinbeck novel. She was born in Council Hill, Ok., in 1936. When she was two months old, she and her parents, Charlie and Mae Gilley, like so many Oklahomans at that time, migrated to California. She and her family first lived in a tent at a government camp. Her father found work picking fruit for 50 cents a day, and her mom did laundry there for the single men. They bought their food from the government store. This was the same government camp where the movie The Grapes of Wrath was filmed. Charlia’s mother was one of the extras in the movie and her dad’s old car was in it as well. When she was five years old, Charlia and her family moved to Benecia which is just north of San Francisco. Her father got a job at the shipping yard there. She attended school in Benecia and after high school went to two years of business college. She then went to work for a bank in Vallejo working her way up to head bookkeeper. When Charlia was sixteen, her little brother Randy was born, but he passed away from a heart attack at the age of seven. Her future husband, Lewis Garmon, was in the Army at an arsenal in Benecia. He was sergeant and part of the guided missile group. They first met in a little theater and started going together. Lewis didn’t have a vehicle but Charlia did, so she would pick him up at the gate of the arsenal and they would go out on their dates. They married November 15, 1957. Lewis was discharged from the Army in 1960, and the couple, along with their eight-monthold son Randy (named after Charlia’s brother), and a six-month-old puppy headed for Hugoton. She remembers the drive being very long, but at Flagstaff, Az., she got to see snow for the first time in her life. Lew stopped the car so Charlia could run out in the snow. Once in Hugoton, Charlia began a long career as a cook, first working at the hospital from 1960 until 1967, then she went to the Middle School for three years. In 1970 she started working at the Grade School for the next 27 years until she retired. Lew worked for Panhan-

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

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

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

CARPET AND STUFF The carpeting is finished!!! We will still be reorganizing for a bit, but everything should be accessible by the end of the week. PUBLIC RESTROOMS Due to recurring vandalism in the public restrooms, we are again having to lock the doors and open them for our patrons. We apologize for this major inconvenience, but know acceptable bathroom

facilities are more important. TEMPORARY LIBRARY HOURS Until further notice, the library will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and closed Sunday. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. HALLOWEEN AT THE LIBRARY The library will be giving out books to any costumed

patron of any age (while supplies last) Thursday, October 31. TRUNK OR TREAT The library will be giving out books at “Trunk or Treat” at the United Methodist parking lot from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 31. RECIPE SWAP Turn in Recipe Swap recipes at the library or online. Contact a library staff member for details.

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What’s Happenin’ with Hugoton Students?

Hugoton Early Childhood Development Center Kindergarten students frolick through a huge pile of corn looking for prizes during their visit to Meile Farms’ Pumpkin Patch Thursday, October 17. Kindergarten aide Rebeca Marquez supervises.

Hugoton Learning Academy students take a few minutes for a picture. In the first row are Blanca Salas, Michelle Juarez, Sara Neudorf, Elizabeth Friesen, Minnie Wall, Trudy Giesbrecht, Lena Fehr, Nellie Giesbrecht and Annie Wiebe. In the second row are Eva Froese, Mary Reimer, Aganetha Sawatzky, Jacob Neufeld and Susie Bartsch. In the back row are Heinrich Dyck, Peter Kroeker, John Reimer, Peter Friesen, Johan Neufeld, Seth Escalante, Brook Burgess, David Neufeld, Sky Burgess, Johan Sawatzky and Chance Kleffman. Not pictured are Levi Marrin, Jenny Garcia, Clayton Thompson and Tania Juarez.

Fourth graders Brayden Kolb, Andres Hernandez and Katie Loewen present their electricity program to second graders Friday, October 25.

Hugoton Elementary second graders listen raptly as fourth grade students give a science presentation Friday afternoon. Several of the students are decked out in pink as they participate in the Community Pink Out October 25.

HLA increases enrollment Hugoton Learning Academy has increased its junior high and high school enrollment by almost 100 percent for the 2013-2014 school year. The increase is due to an additional 13 students, three of whom are from Sublette. In order to accommodate the increased numbers, the HLA added to its number

of computers and moved walls to create more floor space. The adult ESL program has increased in size also and has moved to a classroom in Hugoton Elementary School. Here, students work toward improving their English and earning credits for graduation.

Oct. 28-Nov. 1 Red Ribbon Week

HCA students Wyatt Johnson and Gavin Pearcy are very excited about the scrumptious hot lunch served Wednesday at school.

Kimberly Castro, Samara Mohammed and Ava Vertrees enjoy a delicious hot lunch provided by parents Wednesday, October 23 at Heritage Christian Academy.

Heritage Christian reminders With the weather turning a little colder and leaves falling off the trees, the school year just keeps getting busier! Two quick reminders: picture retakes will be this Friday, November 1. Parent/ Teacher Conferences will take

place Thursday and Friday of next week, November 7-8. Please call the school office if you have any questions at 620-544-7005. Don’t forget to “like” our page on Facebook!

Ady Gooch and Sahayla Haar dance the night away while several other Hugoton Middle School students observe during the fall dance Thursday, October 24.

HMS Honor Roll announced Hugoton Middle School Honor Roll recipients for the first nine weeks have been announced. Seventh grade Eagle Honor Roll ~ All A’s are Brionna Beard, Claire Clark, Jonathan Flores, Bryan Gonzalez, Abby Heger, Rebecca Johnson, Dawson Kerbow, Brayden Moodie, Kara Rodriguez, Ashlyn Schechter, Vivian Titus and Hallie Wettstein. Eighth grade Eagle Honor Roll are Britta Beesley, Jaysa Featherston, Mitchell Hamlin, Marlyn Heger, Dallie Hoskinson, Ashli Huss, Caitlin Kiley, Nathan Leininger, Claire Lewis, Nicholas Mahan, Eric Perry, JoHanna Rawlins, Rodrigo Sanchez and Madison Shuck. Red and White Honor Roll ~ All A’s, 1 B recipients are seventh grade Hannah Archuleta, Aubrianna Campbell, Sesthleng Garcia, Nicholas Gold, Jacquelynn Grewell, Mekenzie Hagman, Zayden Littell, Malori McSpadden, Megan Newlon and Jeff Persinger. Eighth grade Red and White Honor Roll recipients are Daniela Acosta, Marcos Baeza, Luis Contreras, Abra-

ham Garcia, Jahaziel Garcia, Deana Guerrero, Laney Hoskinson, Bailee Kiley, Caitlin Lewis, Maria Lopez and Azarael Rodriquez. Honorable Mention ~ All A’s, 2 B’s for the seventh grade are Kaleb Grubbs, Bradley Huss, Josselyne Jurado, Kobe Lindstrom, Peter Loewen, Cody Mills, Luz Romo and Jayla Stump. Eighth grade Honorable mention goes to Salma Avalos, Felecia Beard, Dawson Burnett, James Featherston, Adyson Gooch, Abigail Marioni, Abril Valencia and Angel Quezada.

HHS’s Cross Country team huddles before the race Saturday at McPherson. The Lady Eagles took second at Regionals, earning them a place in the State competition. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Heger.

HHS runners gather for a pep talk before competing at Regionals. The boys’ team took first at the meet, with Regional champ and fellow Eagle Issac Castro leading the way. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Heger.

Community members enjoyed the free concert Sunday, October 13 performed by HHS Eagleaires. Members pictured are, in back left to right, Takoda Eckert, Baxter Self, Zack Leininger and David Kurt; in the middle row, Amanda Mills, AJ Madsen, Liz Johnson, Victor Romo, Taylor Fiss and Nick Evans; in the front row are Brissa Ordonez, Brittany Kolb, Marissa Romero and Kelsey Quillen.

Hugoton High School’s debate team takes a moment from preparing arguments to grin about their future wins. From left to right are Taylor Fiss, Catie LeNeve, Marianna Shuck, Aubrey Rice, Marissa Shuck, Sarah Johnson, Logan Mangels, Victor Romo, RJ Beesley and Riley Scott.

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Agent Jeff Ramsey and office manager Karen Schechter are still conducting business as usual at their Farm Bureau office at 613 S Main. Office hours are 9 am to noon and 1pm to 5 pm Monday thru Friday and after hours by appointment. The only change that has occurred is for client accounts assigned to Tanner Rindels as he has chosen to open his own Farm Bureau office at 515 S. Main and his clients will need to contact him at this new location. Clients assigned to Jeff will continue to be taken care of by Karen and Jeff who have a combined 50+ years of experience with Farm Bureau and the insurance industry. We look forward to many more years of taking care of the insurance and financial needs of the residents of Hugoton and Stevens County!

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Larned Indians scalp Hugoton Eagles 14-35 The Eagles traveled to Larned Friday night to take on the Indians at Larned’s home field. Both teams were off to a good start in the first quarter with Hugoton scoring once and the Indians scoring twice. By half-time Larned led by seven points but was able to add another touchdown in the third quarter. It wasn’t until the final quarter that Hugoton added their second touchdown bringing the Eagles to 14. Larned scored one last touchdown in the fourth to take the win, 14 to 35. Hugoton began the game by kicking off to the Indians. After receiving the ball and downed deep in the Indians territory, Larned threw a 65-yard pass, giving them the first touchdown of the game - all within ten seconds of the start. Larned scored once more before Hugoton was able to get on the board. The time of 8:16 remained on the clock when Ulises Armendarez received the kick from the Indians. Armendarez raced down field to score a touchdown after taking the

ball 90 yards. Michael Baeza ran the ball in for a two point conversion. The first half ended with both teams only scoring in the first quarter. Half-time score was Hugoton 8, Larned 14. The Eagles could not get the break needed to score in the third quarter. Both teams battled hard but by the end of the third Larned had added another touchdown. Once again the Indians added two touchdowns before the Eagles could score. Hugoton had worked its way down field, setting themselves up for a touchdown deep in Indians territory. With 4:55 left in the game, Yates Sutton fired a 29yard pass to Zane Littell for six points. After this score neither team was able to score, ending the game with the Indians leading by 21 points. Baeza carried the ball 14 times for 64 yards during the game. As a team, the Eagles carried the ball 42 times for 139 yards and added 82 yards on seven of the 16 passes by Yates Sutton. Ulises Reyes

Quarterback Yates Sutton gets set for the snap at a varsity football game. The Eagles play Ulysses here this Thursday in the last district game of the season. The games starts at 7:00 p.m. kicked off three times for 73 yards while Sutton punted four times for 123 yards. Hugoton had three penalties for a loss of 30 yards while Larned had four penalties for a loss of 45 yards. The Eagles

also had ten first downs, two fumbles with no losses and had a combined yards of 221. Hugoton will play Ulysses here Thursday night for the final district game.

Cross Country Continued from page 1 stated Coach Rodriguez. This weekend at State the boys will race at 10:30 a.m. and the girls will race at 12:00 p.m. Meet: Regionals McPherson Date: October 26, 2013 Girls Varsity Second Place Runner-Ups Katy Heger 16:21 4 Sarah Johnson 16:58 11 Maria Martinez 17:51 31 Mariana Shuck 18:15 39

Katie Weaver Lauren Fox Jackie Garcia

18:31 18:35 DNF

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Boys Varsity First Place-Region Champions Issac Castro 17:06 1 Luis Castro 17:27 2 Reed Rome 18:02 10 Zack Littell 18:37 21 Edgar Villa 19:08 35 Takoda Eckert 19:19 40 Chance Ghumm 19:45 49

Varsity volleyball girls end season at Colby The Hugoton High School Girls Volleyball team traveled to Colby last Saturday for the Sub-State tournament. The team fought a tough battle

with Colby but lost with scores of 25-23, 22-25 and 22-25. The Lady Eagles varsity volleyball team finished the year 19-18.

Kale Kohl races down the field during a recent cross country meet. Kale is on the varisty boys team.

High Plains Hoopsters finish season with honors Mariana Shuck sets her pace at a recent cross country meet. Mariana placed thirty-ninth at Regionals Saturday.

Good Luck at State Cross Country Girls and Boys Sports Schedule Thursday, October 31 High School Varsity Football, vs Ulysses at Home, 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 1 High School Volleyball (V), TBA


Saturday, November 2 High School Cross Country, State at Wamego, TBA Tuesday, November 5 High School Varsity Football, Bi-District, TBA

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The High Plains Hoopsters are a club basketball team consisting of players from Southwest Kansas and the Oklahoma Panhandle. The players are current freshmen and eighth graders. The team posted a 7-1 record in the Amarillo Hoop 10 varsity league this summer. If you were to connect these cities (Oklahoma City, OK. Amarillo, Tx., Manhattan, Colorado Springs, Co. and Wichita) on a map, the team has played in tournaments and leagues in all of them and most of the cities in between. The Hoopsters’ record is 115-12. The girls have entered 25 events and placed first 20 times, second place three times, and third place once. They have finished their game season for this year. They will break from November to March while the girls play with their school teams. The team will pick up again in mid March and play through the fall again next year. The High Plains Hoopsters’ sponsors are Jim and Shirley Kramer, Kramer Seed Farms, Hugoton; Jordan Air, Hugoton; Richard Rome, Rome Construction, Hugoton; Premier Alfalfa, Hugoton; A-1 Tony’s Bail Bonds, Guymon, Ok.; Jimmy Vaughn Family, Kismet; The Plains Equity Exchange and Co-operative Union, Plains; Jeff Ramsey, Farm Bureau Insurance, Hugoton; AG 1st Insurance Agency, Hugoton; StapletonWeeks Ag Air LLC, Sublette; Southwest Agri Center, Inc., Kismet; Advantage Buildings LLC, Guymon, Ok.; Lee and Vickie Wheeler, Hugoton; Barb Concannon, Hugoton; Dr. Ryan Farrar, Liberal; Ted and Brenda Frederick, Hugoton;

The High Plains Hoopsters pictured are, in back: Stuart Scott, Sydney Hein, Katy Heger, Naomi Rodriguez, Melissa Fabela, Dallie Hoskinson, Jaylin Stapleton and Johanna Dr. Effie Gaskill, Hugoton; BTI John Deere, Pratt; and Jack and Dickie Schriber, Guymon,

Rawlins. In front are Amy Scott, Laney Hoskinson and Jordan Pritchard. Photo courtesy of Stuart Scott.

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Trout season kicks off November 1

Outside temperatures may be cooling down, but for trout anglers, fishing season is about to heat up. From November. 1, 2013–April 15, 2014, anglers can enjoy some of the best fishing opportunities in the state as nearly 30 public fishing areas will be stocked periodically with this special species. Throughout a five-month period beginning November 1 and ending March 31, over 202,000 trout will be stocked in select waters. In Kansas, there are two types of trout waters: on Type 1 waters all anglers age 16 and older fishing during the trout season are required to have a trout permit, and on Type 2 waters anglers 16 and older who are fishing for or in possession of trout are required to have a trout permit. Anglers 15 and younger can fish for trout without a trout permit, but they may only keep two trout per day. The daily creel limit for anglers with a trout permit is five per day unless posted otherwise. All anglers age 16-74 must also have a Kansas fishing license. New for 2014, anglers fishing for trout in Meade State Fishing Lake will be required to purchase a trout permit. Anglers fishing in ponds and lakes after April 15 may catch trout without a trout permit, but the limit of five trout a day and 15 in possession is still enforced. This does not include the waters that are stocked year-round, such as the Mined Land Wildlife Area Unit #30 (Cherokee County), which requires a trout permit yearround.

Some local governments in areas such as Topeka and Kansas City have their own trout stocking programs, which may require a fee, but the state permit is not required. Local city and county recreation departments should have details. Trout waters and the total number of trout stocked at each throughout the season are listed below. To view a complete stocking schedule for a specific location, visit and click “Fishing / Special Fishing Programs for You / Trout Fishing Program.” Region 1 Webster Reservoir Stilling Basin: 10,500 Bellville City Lake (Rocky Pond): 7,500 Glen Elder State Park Pond: 3,300 Kanopolis Seep Stream: 8,500 Cedar Bluff Stilling Basin: 4,250 Salina - Lakewood Lake: 6,000 *At this time Smoky Gardens (Sherman County) has water and will be stocked as water quality improves. *At this time the Solomon River above Webster is dry and will not be stocked. Region 2 Ft. Riley - Moon Lake: 9,000 Ft. Riley - Cameron Springs: 12,000 Topeka - Auburndale Park Stream: 1,505 Tuttle Creek - Willow Lake: 12,900 Clinton State Park - Lake Henry: 5,075 Holton - Elkhorn Lake: 3,000 Atchison City Lake #1: 3,000 Shawnee Co. - Lake Shawnee: 14,000

Region 3 Scott State Fishing Lake: 8,860 Cimarron Grassland Pits: 5,800 Pratt - Centennial Pond: 4,000 Great Bend - Stone Lake: 6,650 Dodge City - Lake Charles: 5,080 Syracuse - Sam's Pond: 2,500 *At this time Sandsage Bison Range and Wildlife Area is dry and will not be stocked. Region 4 El Dorado State Park - River Area: 6,350 Sedgwick Co. - Vic's Lake: 14,076 Sedgwick Co. - Slough Creek: 10,944 Hutchinson - Dillon Nature Center: 5,785 Wichita - KDOT East Lake: 8,172 Region 5 Mined Land Wildlife Area - Unit #30: 15,895 Ft. Scott - Gunn Park East Lake: 4,725 Garnett - Crystal Lake: 3,000

Greenhands Austin Newlon, Emma French, Montana Beesley, Lacey Brecheisen and Romano Burger. Photo courtesy of Les McNally.

STEVENS COUNTY Activity Center - 544-2283 Nutrition Center - 544-8041 ~ Barbara Beeks ~ Cloudy and cool this Monday morning. Looks like a wintery day. Had a nice weekend. This week brings the end of the month. Halloween spooks will be out. We had planned to have a Senior Social this Saturday, November 2, but the churches are having their fall bazaars. So we will go support them! Sunday will be the time change “Fall back”. Have a good week. Menu Oct.31 .....................Hamburger Nov. 1.....................Swiss Steak Nov. 4.........................Ham Loaf Nov. 5 ........Smothered Chicken ..................................Breasts

More than 200,000 trout will be stocked in select waters throughout the state this season.

The Hugoton FFA Greenhand team places fifth at the Southwest Horse Judging at Garden City. Pictured are Kole Kahl senior division and

Nov. 6 .......................Roast Beef Nov. 7...........Hamburger Gravy Activities Schedule Thursday, October 31 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Friday, November 1 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bingo........................12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 2 Cards .........................6:00 p.m. Monday, November 4 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Line Dance.................7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 5 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 6 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Paint...........................1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 7 Exercise....................10:30 a.m.

Remember to turn your clocks back this Saturday before you head for bed.




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Congratulations! Eagle Cross Country Boys’ Team for winning first and Girls’ Team for winning second at Regionals

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Warren Willis is new Channel Seedsman in Stevens and Morton Counties

Peace House Ministries celebrates its Open House Thursday night with a ribbon cutting. A large crowd attended to take a tour of the newly

remodeled house. Patty Lahey and Patty Bultman, shown in the center, are ready to cut the ribbon.

MUSEUM UPDATE from The Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum Gladys Renfro and Beulah Carter Isn’t the fall foliage beauti- go back in time — school time ful - all the reds, oranges, yel- — before there was preschool lows? and Kindergarten! How many Today I thought we would of these do you remember? Mary Had a Little Lamb Mary had a little lamb. Its fleece was white as snow; And everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go. It followed her to school one day, which was against the rule. It made the children laugh and play, to see a lamb at school. And so the teacher turned it out, but still it lingered near, And waited patiently about till Mary did appear. "Why does the lamb love Mary so?" the eager children cry; "Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know" the teacher did reply. Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater Had a wife and couldn’t keep ‘er He put her in a pumpkin shell And there he kept her very well. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep Baa, Baa, black sheep, have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full; One for my master and one for my dame, And one for the little boy who lives in the lane. Jack and Jill Jack and Jill went up the hill To fetch a pail of water, Jack fell down and broke his crown And Jill came tumbling after. The Old Woman in the Shoe There was an old woman who lived in a shoe, She had so many children she didn’t know what to do. She gave them some broth without any bread; She whipped them all soundly and sent them to bed.

The sign from Ralph Rodger’s Automotive is on display in one of the museum’s buildings. Ralph bought the business from Woolwine in 1986. Previously he had been the manager for Woolwine ever since he came to Hugoton in 1980.

The Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum is located at 905 S. Adams. You are invited to visit Mondays through Fridays from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Putting Seedsmanship at Work® into practice, Channel has hired Warren Willis as a new Channel Seedsman in Stevens and Morton Counties. Willis’ role will be to actively work with local farmers to deliver expert advice, customized service and elite seed products to help improve productivity and profitability. Channel Seedsmen focus on getting to know their customers and their farms inside and out, and using that knowledge to provide indepth, hands-on service and support every step of the way. “Warren is already out in the field working closely with our farmer customers,” said Daron Cowan, Channel District Sales Manager. “He is just one more example of the commitment Channel Seedsmen bring to the field, providing year-round service and support.” One of Willis’ primary re-

Concannon selected as 2013 Homecoming King Candidate at Washburn University Ty Concannon, a 2010 graduate of Hugoton High School, was one of ten candidates selected as 2013 Homecoming King this past weekend at Washburn University. Though not crowned king at the Washburn vs. Lindenwood University game Saturday, Ty carves a distinguished path at the university. Ty Concannon is the president of Kappa Sigma and Sagamore and treasurer of Mortar Board and the American Medical Student Association. He is a member of the Washburn Student Government Association, Tri-Beta, Bod Squad, Biology Club, Chemistry Club and Ecobods. Concannon’s service to the community includes San Antonio Volunteer Experience, Livestrong Foundation, Military Heroes Foundation, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Harvesters and Habitat for Humanity. His honors include Greek Man of the Year in 2013, Who’s Who, Mortar Board, Gamma Sigma Alpha and Alpha Lambda Delta. He was nominated by the American Medical Student Association. Concannon is a senior majoring in biochemistry and plans to attend medical

Extension Council announces members elected to committees The Stevens County Extension Council Elections were October 28 at the Extension Office in Hugoton. The members elected to program development committees are: • Agriculture Luke Grubbs, Tron Stegman and Abel Sullivan; • Family and Consumer Sciences - Ashley Fiss, Alesia Hinds and Rita Mills; • 4-H and Youth - Tia Bell, Shelly French and Vicky Newlon; • Economic Development Jan Leonard, Tony McBride and Steve Rome. Members on the Extension Council work with County Extension Agents Nancy Honig and Joshua Morris to plan educational programs and activities in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, 4-H and youth, and economic development endeavors. For more information on educational programs and services provided to the public, contact the Stevens County Extension Office at 114 E. Fifth, or call 620-544-4359.

school to become a surgeon. He is the son of Barbara Concannon.

sponsibilities will be implementing the Channel® Field Check Up series with local farmers. This series allows Channel Seedsmen to work with the farmer throughout the season to observe and monitor crop development. Walking the farmer’s fields allows Channel Seedsmen to diagnose issues and design custom recommendations to

increase the farm’s profitability. Year-round farm visits include personal consultations through the four major growth stages: seeding, reproductive, vegetative and maturity. For more information about Channel and the Channel Seedsmanship approach, visit www.chan

Stevens County Hospital

Specialty Clinics Scheduled for November 2013 Dr. Frankum Dr. Farhoud Dr. Plomaritis Dr. Brown Dr. Frankum Dr. Ansari Dr. Farhoud Dr. Hu Michelle Gooch Dr. Plomaritis

General Surgeon Cardiology Orthopedics Podiatry General Surgeon Orthopedics Cardiology Ear, Nose, Throat Dietician Orthopedics

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Closed for Thanksgiving November 28 - 29

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

Flu shots are available in the Specialty Clinic.

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Spooky characters line up for the Relay for Life Monster Mash.

Contestants hope to win a free large pizza for the best costume.

This young lady accepts her prize for her category.

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A lot of imagination went into many of the costumes.

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Cotton candy is one of the highlights of the Monster Mash.



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Check Out Our $100 Raffle Package! Free-will donations with proceeds going to the Pheasant Heaven Charities Inc. Scholarships and various charitable needs in SW Kansas. *Due to limited parking, there will be a bus to pick you up at the Heritage Christian School and deliver you to Great Plains Gas Compression. The bus will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m..*

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Adult Relay for Life Halloween costume contestants are pictured above ready for judging.

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Snacks such as popcorn were available at the Monster Mash.



can easily access from the convenience of your home or office computer: • Apply for retirement, disability, or Medicare benefits; • Find out what benefits you might be eligible to receive; • Setup a my Social Security account so you can access and update your information anytime; • Apply for Extra Help with your Medicare prescription drug costs; • Estimate your future benefits; • Appeal an unfavorable decision on a disability claim; • Change your address; and • Report employee wages. For a complete list of our online services, visit vices. You also can find forms, publications, answers to frequently asked questions, Social Security news, and much more at You’ll find our online services are frighteningly easy to use. Save your fears for the monsters on television or the costumed creatures knocking at your door. Don’t be afraid to visit

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THIS HALLOWEEN, DON’T BE SPOOKED BY THE INTERNET Don’t look now, but it’s Halloween! Halloween is time for kids of all ages to dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating. But it is also a time of visiting haunted houses and watching those scary horror films. Think of the movies that frightened you the most, and they usually have an element of fear of the unknown. Doing business online may also needlessly frighten people. When it comes to Social Security, however, there is nothing to be spooked about. We take all the fear out of doing business online. There are a number of things you can do online at, and none of them should send so much as a shiver down your spine. Save yourself a trip to a Social Security office and transact your business from the comfort of your home. No need to be afraid to go online; it’s so easy and safe to do business at www.socialse Here are just a few of Social Security’s online services you

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Scott Hallett, of Pro Library Lift Movers, moves shelves at the Stevens County Library. Scott came all the way from the Chicago area to help SCL with the recent project of adding elec-

trical outlets. Local men helping out included Rick Schroeder, Larry Fox, Elder Skidmore, Elder Farmsworth, Gene Willoughby, Don Coulter and Jerry Longhofer.

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

Rowan has experienced 600 books in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge at the Stevens County Library! Go, Rowan, GO!!

Ruby Red Cranberries This is the perfect time of year to focus on cranberries. The cranberry tree is native to the swamps and bogs of northeastern North America, and is a lowgrowing, woody perennial with small, oval leaves borne on fine, vine-like shoots. It flowers from May to June, and produces ripe fruit in late September to early October. Cranberries are rich in antioxidants such as Vitamin C, flavonoids, and phenols. They have beneficial fiber and other substances that help protect against health problems such as urinary tract infections, and

chronic ailments including cancer and diseases of the heart, mind (Alzheimer disease), and even mouth (gingivitis and gum disease). Selection and StorageChoose cranberries that are firm, plump, shiny, and range in color from bright light red to dark red. Avoid cranberries that are soft, shriveled, or have brown spots. Store unwashed cranberries in a re-sealable plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to two months. Be sure to check and remove any cranberries that have gone bad, as they will start to decay the others. To freeze, place rinsed cranberries on a paper towel-lined baking sheet in a single layer, and freeze for one hour. Move them to a re-sealable plastic bag and freeze for up to one year. Use- Rinse cranberries thoroughly before preparing. Cranberries are good both for eating raw and cooking. If raw cranberries are too tart, cook them before eating. One method is to cook in a pot of water for ten

minutes on medium heat, or until the cranberries pop. If cooked longer, they will taste bitter. Cranberries can be added to countless dishes, from quick breads, yeast breads, salads, relishes, salsas and chutneys, to soups, grain-based entrees and of course, desserts. Add a halfcup of chopped cranberries to your favorite banana bread or apple muffin recipe. Drop some into your leafy green/spinach salad (especially good with dried cranberries), or toss a handful into a pilaf or stuffing. Impress your dinner guests with a cranberry glaze, or slow-cook some berries with your favorite chicken or pork. Before baking apples, fill the cored centers with cranberries, then sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Speaking of great ways to incorporate cranberries into dishes, here are two recipes to do just that. The cranberry relish is my favorite Thanksgiving dish! Cranberry Relish 3 cups (12 oz bag) cranberries

Hugoton Jeff Ramsey 613 S Main PO Box 610 620-544-4303

The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce is here for YOU! TONIGHT is Halloween and the Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor the Spook Parade from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Main Street. We will start and end the trick or treating at the Chamber of Commerce office on the corner of Seventh and Main. The children will be

2 apples, cored 1 orange ¼ of orange peel ½ cup sugar Combine first four ingredients into food processor and chop to your preference. Mix in sugar. Let stand in refrigerator for several hours. Makes 7 servings. Cranberry Muffins 2 cups all-purpose flour 1¼ cups sugar 1½ teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ cup vegetable oil 1 egg, well-beaten ¾ cup orange juice 1½ to 2 cups whole or halved cranberries 1 teaspoon vanilla Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda into a large bowl. Mix in oil. Add egg and orange juice; stir until evenly moist. Fold in cranberries. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, 2/3 full. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown. Makes 15 muffins: 155 calories and 3.5 grams fat each.


sent down both sides of Main. If you have a business on Main Street, be ready with treats to give to the little Hugoton tricksters. If your business or group is not on Main Street, feel free to bring your bucket of candy and we will find a spot where you can hand it out! Other trick or treat opportunities in the community: • Pioneer Manor also invites the children to trick or treat at the Manor from 6:00-7:00 p.m. • The Stevens County Library is open until 6:00 p.m. and invites all trick or treaters to stop by the Library where they will be handing out free books to all of the little ghosts and goblins. • The Methodist Church at the corner of Ninth and Main Street also invites the children of Hugoton to stop by their parking lot for “trunk or treat.” There are many other activities going on in our community during the next few weeks. The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure everyone knows about these events and activities. It’s time to get your tickets for the Grocery Grab! The last day to purchase tickets will be Tuesday, November 12. The lucky winner of the Grocery Grab will have five minutes to fill the top basket of a grocery cart at White’s Foodliner November 16 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are on sale NOW at the Chamber office, White’s Foodliner and from any Chamber Board member. Proceeds from the Grocery Grab are used to sponsor Park Day, the fireworks display and other activities in the county. Don’t wait to buy your tickets. You don’t want to miss this event. Contact the Chamber office for complete details on this event. For Results You Can Measure!

Coming up in the Community Friday, November 8 Calf Fry, Beef Feed and Pig Roast 2013 sponsored by Pheasant Heaven Charities at Great Plains Gas Compression, 210 East 1st Street, Hugoton. Food will be served starting at 5:00 p.m. Free-will donations with proceeds going to the various charitable needs in SW Kansas communities and Pheasant Heaven Charities scholarships. There will be raffle tickets available for your chance at a variety of guns, grills, as well as many other great prizes. Saturday and Sunday, November 9 and 10 Hunters Breakfast sponsored by the Hugoton Lions Club starts at 5:00 a.m. at the 4H Building at the Stevens County Fairgrounds. There is a cost forf the meal and proceeds are used for Community Projects. The Farmers’ Market, will continue to be open Saturday mornings in the parking lot south of the China restaurant. Everyone is welcome to come buy or sell Homegrown and Homemade items. The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce and Stevens County Economic Development website – www.stevens is a great place to view a calendar of events with all of these activities which are happening in the county and to get more details on Chamber and Economic Development programs. Be sure to check it out. We also try to keep the community informed of upcoming events on our Facebook pages Get Hugoton! and Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce. Give us a LIKE on Facebook.



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Safety and firearm classes coming up at GCCC The Garden City Community College Department of Public Safety has scheduled a series of classes for local and area residents who want to qualify for a Kansas Concealed Carry Handgun permit or are interested in learning about personal safety course. Concealed Carry Course The one-day Kansas Concealed Carry course, which prepares individuals to make application to the state for a permit, will be offered 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. November 16 in the John Collins Vocational Building. The concealed carry course is conducted periodically in partnership with the Sand and Sage Rifle and Pistol Club. Sanctioned by the Office of the Kansas Attorney General, it uses instructors certified by the National Rifle Association. Successful completion meets training requirements to qualify for the permit. Permit application is open at the website of the Kansas attorney general,, or any Kansas sheriff’s office. Instruction includes a review of firearm basics and safe handling of firearms, and also covers criminal and civil legal issues, citizen responsibility and interaction with law enforcement. Call 620-276-9629 to find out cost per person. Refuse to be a Victim A new personal protection class, “Refuse to be a Victim”, is available for local and area residents who want to ensure their personal safety and improve crime prevention. The one-day “Refuse To Be A Victim” course will be offered 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. December 7 in the John Collins Vocational Building. Instruction includes informa-

tion about psychology of the criminal mind, home and phone security, automobile and travel security, personal and technological security, self-defense devices and basic self-defense techniques. Call 620-276-9629 to find out cost per person. Courses will take place only with sufficient enrollment. Pre-registration for the basic firearms or concealed carry course is available by contacting or 620276-9629, and information is available at Submitted by Garden City Community College.

Chili Supper Thursday, October 31 5 – 7 p.m. Fire Station Fundraiser before the football game

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Concessions October 31, 2013 6:00 p.m. Brisket Plate - $7.00

Brisket, Green Beans, French Bread, Salad, Dessert & Tea or Water Also Serving Pizza, Chili, Mega Nachos, Chili/Cheese Fries, Nachos, Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Desserts, Hot Chocolate, Candy, Pop and Gatorade Proceeds will go toward MJHS 7th & 8th Grade Trip!

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BAZAAR & SILENT AUCTION Saturday, Nov. 2 5:00-7:00 p.m.

in the Fellowship Hall Serving traditional turkey and roast beef, potatoes, vegetables, variety of salads and homemade pies.


Silent Auction of handmade items Ends at 7:00 p.m. Cookbooks will be available FOR SALE - $15.00

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MOSCOW NEWS by Sara Cross

USD 209 will prosecute vandalism Halloween is fast approaching and the excitement of dressing up in a costume for the annual night of trickor-treating is growing. By far, the majority of pranks (or “tricks”) are harmless and cause no damage. However, from time to time people forget about the rights of others and damage occurs. It is to those people who fail to respect the property of others

that the USD 209 Board of Education warns it will prosecute any and all vandalism of property belonging to USD #209, including all teacherages as well as all school buildings and adjacent property. The board wishes everyone a happy and safe Halloween and sincerely hopes it does not have to take action on the above promise.

Governor studies Future of Water in Kansas Governor Sam Brownback issued a call to action to address the need for a 50-year vision for Kansas water that meets the state’s needs now and in the future. More than 550 attendees representing diverse water interests are participating in the Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas. “We have been reminded of the importance of water with another year of extreme drought for our state, which is now beginning to ease in eastern Kansas, but continues to persist in the west,” said Governor Sam Brownback. “Water and the Kansas economy are directly linked. Water is a finite resource and without further planning and action we will no longer be able to meet our state’s current needs, let alone growth.” Governor Brownback articulated the need for a future vision for Kansas water management and issued a call to action for that work to begin immediately. He charged his administration, including the

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Kansas Water Office, Kansas Department of Agriculture, and Kansas Water Authority, along with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, to lead the vision and called upon his Council of Economic Advisors to engage in the planning since water and the economy are closely linked. “We are at a pivotal moment in our state. We can talk these issues to death, but without vision we won’t be able to address these priorities,” said Governor Brownback. “Ensuring each citizen has a reliable water supply includes addressing both the groundwater decline in the Ogallala Aquifer as well as securing, protecting and restoring our reservoir storage.” The Vision will take the Kansas Water Plan to a new level with more intense work and cooperation with communities, affected industries and citizens throughout the state to develop this vision to ensure a reliable water supply for Kansas citizens. Governor Brownback directed the groups to deliver the 50-Year Vision for the Future of Water in Kansas to the Governor’s office for review no later than November 1, 2014. "As the Governor said today, we have a good set of laws to govern and manage our water resources however we do face a number of significant, but manageable challenges,” said Tracy Streeter, Kansas Water Office Director. “We have the ability and responsibility to choose our future vision for Kansas water management. We want future generations to benefit from our effort as we appreciate the decisions made by those who came before us.” “We need the help of all those here today, and the help of every Kansan, to place this vital resource as a top priority for our future,” said Gary Harshberger, Chair of the Kansas Water Authority. “We can see how bleak our future can be if we continue on this same path.” The conference continues with discussion and presentations by Charles Fishman, author of “The Big Thirst” and “The Wal-Mart Effect” and Pat Mulroy, who oversees the Las Vegas Valley Water District and Southern Nevada Water Authority. A legislative panel with Senator Carolyn McGinn, Senator Larry Powell, Representative Kyle Hoffman and Representative Sharon Schwartz. Secretary Dale Rodman, Kansas Department of Agriculture, discussed water’s role in developing the Kansas agriculture economy. Secretary Rodman urged water conference attendees to consider all options in developing the vision, including new technologies, different agricultural practices, policy changes, local input and cooperation, and more. “It is time we all figure out where we want to go. We have to develop a plan and take action,” said Secretary Rodman. “We have to invest in conservation and technology. We all have to cooperate.” Friday’s session will build

on the today’s water policy discussions with technical presentation posters and talks, involving many researchers, geologists and water planners for the state. Graduate and undergraduate students will present their research and Dr. James Stack, Director of the Great Plains Diagnostic will present Feeding a Growing Population in a Resource Stressed World. For a complete list of the conference’s speakers and topics visit: The Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas is co-sponsored by the Kansas Water Office (KWO) and K-State /Kansas Water Resources Institute. Sponsors for the event come from multiple diverse water interests. Major sponsors for the event include Black & Veatch, Burns and McDonnell and Select Energy. Story submitted by the office of the Governor.

Remember to turn your clocks back Saturday night.

Wednesdays Starting September 11, Kids Club will meet at Moscow United Methodist Church every Wednesday from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. unless there is no school that day. For information call 598-2426. From September through April, when school is in session, Moscow Baptist Church Team Kid (from Kindergarten through 5th grade) will meet from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. Contact Barb Williams

at 544-7958 for information. Thursday, October 31 Chili Supper at Fire Station High School Football vs Rolla at home Saturday, November 2 Moscow United Methodist Women’s annual bazaar. Sunday, November 3 Moscow United Methodist Church Centennial Celebration with a luncheon following the morning service and a variety show afterward.

UMC celebrates Centennial The Moscow United Methodist Church will have a Centennial Celebration November 3, 2013. Worship starts at 10:30 a.m. with special music. There will be a

luncheon to follow. After the meal the celebrations continue with more special music and recognition of former Pastors. Please come and share in their celebration.


Halloween Party

Nov. 1, 2013 Jake Gill Band 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Cover Charge $5.00 a person Adult Costume Contest at 12:00 a.m.

Call 598-2078 for take outs East Highway 56 Moscow

call Jerry Hull – 620-544-5390, Bartlett Grain-Moscow – 620-598-2144 or Joe Heatherman – (620)453-0881 or Roger Hoffman – (620)544-9428.

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ROLLA NEWS Spook Parade begins at 3:00 By Phoebe Brummett

Thursday, October 31 Rolla High School Show Choir community program; 9:15 a.m. in the new gym. Trick or Treating in Rolla Spook Parade in Old Gym; 3:00 p.m. High School Football at Moscow; 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 1 ARGH HS Show Choir Tour leaving at 6:45 a.m. HS State VB at Hays Saturday, November 2 HS State CC at Wamego HS State VB at Hays Sunday, November 3 Daylight Savings Time

Ends Tuesday, November 5 Bi-District Football Wednesday, November 6 Rolla junior high invitational vocal clinic at 9:00 a.m. Rolla Junior High Concert at 2:00 p.m. Rolla United Methodist Church Thanks ‘N Giving Dinner; 5:00 p.m.; Rolla UMC Fellowship Hall. Freewill donations accepted. KU Honors Program at SCCC 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 7 High School Scholars’ Bowl at Satanta 4:00 p.m.

Thanks ‘N Giving Supper will be November 6 The Rolla United Methodist Church is celebrating the spirit of giving thanks with its annual Thanks ‘N Giving Supper Wednesday, November 6, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m in the Rolla UMC Fellowship Hall at 600 Monroe St in Rolla. The community is invited to this fellowship dinner of turkey and dressing, plus the trimmings and dessert. Come join family, friends and neighbors to remember the blessings from the past year. As in the past, a free-will of-

fering will be accepted for the church building fund. The fund is used to enable the church to continue its service to the community through maintaining and improving its facilities. These community events include 5th Quarter, a time for junior and senior high school students to gather, eat and enjoy friendships after home sporting events. For more information call Pastor Sandy Ferguson at 620-593-4596 or 620-5411182.

Schnables welcome first grandson Kelly and Gardell Schnable are pleased to announce the birth of their first grandson, Jensen Reed Schnable. Jensen was born October 22, 2013, weighing eight pounds, four

ounces and measuring 21 inches long to Ryan and Kristen Schnable of Hutchinson. Jensen was welcomed home by his big sisters, Jordyn and Jaylee.

Rolla UMC

invites you to attend

Thanks ‘N Giving Supper Wednesday, November 6 5 – 7 p.m. Rolla UMC Fellowship Hall 600 Monroe St – Rolla Free-will offering accepted for church building fund.

Richfield United Methodist Church the

Thursday, October 31, 2013 Rolla Schools will be hosting the annual Spook Parade for participants, from birth through adult. The Parade will be in the Old Gym beginning at 3:00 p.m. Students have regular classes until 2:30 p.m. At that time students who are not participating in the Spook Parade due to religious beliefs will be excused and other students needing to change into their costumes will be able to do so. Parents of students who are not participating need to be prompt picking their children up from school. Pre-K through fifth grade children will sit with their classroom teacher until time for them to parade

around the floor. There will be student assistants to help everyone get lined up for their portion of the parade. Costumes should not be gory and should not contain any type of toy weapon. They will be judged on originality, theme, creativity and presentation. The Parade should be done in time for students to ride home on regular afternoon bus routes. If you plan to take your student with you, please send a note to the office or bus driver in advance so they won’t be waiting on your child. Come out to have fun with family and friends!

Richfield UMC plans Holiday Supper RHS Volleyball team travels for games

The Richfield United Methodist Church is celebrating the holidays with its Annual Holiday Supper Wednesday, November 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Richfield UMC Fellowship Hall at 451 Oak Street in Richfield. Just a reminder the bridge is still out west of Road 24. But the fabulous food and fine fellowship are

well worth the extra effort to get there. On the menu is ham, turkey and dressing, plus all the trimmings and dessert, and, of course, remembering God’s blessings throughout the past year. As in the past, a free-will offering will be accepted for the church UMW missions fund.

Rolla Pirates squash Bucklin Aces Football fever has really hit Rolla! Friday, October 25, brought the Rolla Pirates facing the Bucklin Aces. In the first play of the game, Kyler Telford scored the first touchdown for the Pirates. The Pirates continued to sail on by the Aces, winning the game by half time, with a final score of 53-8. Rolla will play again Thursday, October 31, at

Moscow at 7:00 p.m. The team would appreciate all your support at Moscow and while you are there, bring the kids in costumes for Trunk or Treat at the game! Good luck, Pirates! Bring home another win! The first bi-district game will be played Tuesday, November 5. Check for more information regarding this game.

Show Choir offers concert The Rolla High School Show Choir will present its program to the community of Rolla Thursday, October 31, at 9:15 a.m. in the New Gym. The choir will then take it on the road Friday, November 1, performing in Goodwell, Ok., Texhoma, Tx. and Boise City, Ok. The choir has many different selections, sure to please

crowds of all ages! The choir consists of seniors Jessica Johns, Katy Howe; juniors Mallory Hoyt, Janie Martinez, Katie Murray and Maria Olvera; sophomores Kyri Brummett, Sarah Easterwood, Darean McHatton and Yeimi Gonzalez; and freshman Brianna Smith. Sam Eiland is the director and has been at Rolla since 1981-82.

Lois Dunn celebrates birth of Malachi

invites you to

Lois Dunn of Richfield is pleased to announce the birth of her newest great-grandson, Malachi Alexander James of Raytown, Mo. Malachi was born October 15, 2013, the day after his dad, Caleb James, celebrated his own birthday. Malachi is the first child of

Annual Holiday Supper

Wednesday, November 13 6 – 8 p.m.

Richfield UMC Fellowship Hall 451 Oak Street, Richfield Free will donations accepted for the UMW missions fund.

Caleb and LaTasha James. He weighed nine pounds, seven ounces and was 22 inches long. Caleb is the youngest son of JC and Penny Dunn James of Osawatomie. This is the first of three great-grandchildren expected for Lois this year.

ARGH kids enjoy Pumpkin Patch will again list the names of the Veterans from Stevens County November 7, 2013. If you are a Veteran of a branch of the service, or you know of a friend or relative who served and was not listed last year, please contact the Registrar of Deeds at the Stevens County Courthouse, or contact The Hermes. This year we are also allowing you to honor your special veteran with an ad in the November 7 issue. Complete this form and bring/send to:

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The Rolla High School volleyball team joins two other teams at the Santa Fe Trail League tournament in Deerfield October 22. In front are left to right: Karly Clinesmith, Jada Maravilla and Kaleigh Barrett. In the second row are Darean McHatton, Shaylee Chapman and Yeimi Gonzalez. In the back row are Janie Martinez, Ashly Hart, Teagan Simmons, Sarah Easterwood, Katie Murray, Jessica Pinkley and Tori Simmons.

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Friday, October 25 was a big day for the Rolla ARGH kids. The group loaded buses and headed to Meile’s Pumpkin Patch, north of Hugoton, for a day of fun! The kids bounced in a bouncy house, wandered through a corn maze, listened to a “chicken choir” and hunted for coins in a giant pile of corn! After a sack lunch and a wagon ride, the kids headed back to Rolla. Everyone reported they had a great time!

RJH Vocal Clinic will be November 6 Rolla Junior High vocal will be hosting a Junior High Invitational Vocal Clinic Wednesday, November 6. There will be a community concert at 2:30 p.m. in the new gym. Area schools planning to participate are Rolla, Boise City, Elkhart, Moscow, Hooker and one of the Liberal Junior High schools. Come and listen to a great community concert Wednesday, November 6, at 2:30 p.m.

The Rolla High School Volleyball team traveled Tuesday, October 22 to Deerfield to play in the Santa Fe Trail League volleyball tournament. The league consists of only three teams, where it once had eight! Rolla, Deerfield and Moscow are the only remaining teams for the SFTL. Rolla’s girls arrived at Deerfield ready to play! They beat Deerfield in two sets. Moscow was a little more ready to play and it took the Rolla girls two out of three to

win that match. Rolla advanced to the Sub-State games, which were played at Moscow Saturday, October 26. Rolla won their first match against Tribune-Greeley County in two sets. The Pirates then played Fowler. Fowler Goldbugs beat the Rolla Pirates in two sets, knocking the Pirates out of the finals. Congratulations to Coaches Greene and Lewis for a wonderful season and everyone is looking forward to next year!

Trick-or treating will be Thursday It was brought to the city's attention the football game at Moscow is the same day as Halloween. After the city council deliberated over the matter, they

felt it was best to leave trick-ortreating for Thursday rather than change it to Friday. Have a safe and fun Halloween!

RJH Volleyball team brings home top trophy again The Rolla Junior High Volleyball team traveled to Deerfield Thursday, October 17, to play in the Santa Fe Trail League volleyball tournament. The Pirates faced the Deerfield Spartans and the Moscow Wildcats and were

victorious over both teams to bring home the first place trophy once again. Congratulations to the team and to Coaches Toni Easterwood and Kaylee Norton for a very successful season!

Average Kansas gas prices fall 10.5 cents per gallon Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 10.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.06 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.30 per gallon, according to gasoline price Web site Including the change in gas prices in Kansas during the past week, prices Sunday were 28.3 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 25.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 13.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 26.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. "Last week saw new downward momentum in crude prices- after

staying above $100/bbl for 111 days since early July, crude prices fell below $100 and just days ago closed as low as $96/bbl," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "In turn, the sudden drops in crude prices have pushed gasoline futures down as well, with motorists on the winning side of this all. The national average has picked up some steam on it's downward trend and in some areas of the U.S., the wholesale price of gasoline is nearing yearly lows, which is adding up to significant savings for motorists. Americans are spending over $100 million per day less on gasoline than they did a year ago, and I'm willing to bet if every motorist used the GasBuddy app, the savings would be twice as significant," DeHaan said. Submitted by

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I read The Hermes every week. I was raised on a farm north of Moscow. I know lots of people in Hugoton. Dr. LeNeve delivered three sons for us at the Stevens County Hospital, in 1954, 1957 and 1959. My mother and father, Jack and Katie Gilbert, lived across the street from the hospital. Both passed on there. Dad was raised on a ranch north of Moscow. My grandfather migrated from England and homesteaded north of Moscow. I was born north of Liberal in 1930. —Ralph Gilbert The History From the Hermes column of August 22, 2013, included a snippet of the collapse of the train bridge at Arkalon August 26, 1938. Mr. Gilbert submitted several pictures his father had taken at the Arkalon train wreck site and wanted to share them with our readers. At right his mother stands in front of one of the wrecked cars. Thank you, Mr. Gilbert.

History From The Hermes Compiled by Ruthie Winget

Thursday, November 6, 2008 The sororities of Hugoton combined to choose Barbara Shelton as the 2008 Woman of the Year. Barbara Phifer Shelton is a lifetime resident of Hugoton. Thursday, November 6, 2003 A big First Place Award was delivered to the Stevens County 4-H Livestock Judging Team at the prestigious American Royal 4-H Livestock Judging Contest. The team consists of Chandler Sandoval, Beau Skinner, Megan Gooch and Jeana Martin. Thursday, November 11, 1993 Hugoton High School senior Aaron DeGarmo placed third as a participant in a

state-wide essay contest. Aaron is the son of Ron and Pat DeGarmo of Rolla. Thursday, November 3, 1983 Hugoton soldier Pvt. Phillip Hall was among the 800 airborne soldiers who landed in Grenada last week. At last word, he had landed safely. Phil is an 1982 graduate of Hugoton High School and is the son of Lynda Prine and George Hall. Thursday, November 8, 1973 Lee and Vera Stoops have opened a new business called S-Arrow, located at 402 W. Eleventh St. The store specializes in saddles, bridles and other necessities to the horseman and cattleman. Thursday, November 7, 1963

The 2013 officers for the Student Nurses Association at Seward County Community College / Area Technical School are, from left, Heather McElroy, president, Liberal; Serena Erpelding,

Cities Service presented Key Awards to 4-H’ers Karen Timmons, David Bozone and Irene Nease. This award is one of the highest for 4-H youth. Friday, November 4, 1938 Hunting rattlesnakes has become a major sport here since R.E. Richardson, superintendent of the city light and water plant, went to the old Crawford Ranch, three miles south of Hugoton, to hunt in the pasture for old bones, to be used for a Halloween party. He discovered a small colony of the rattlers near an old prairie dog hole, close by a bunch of weeds. Richards returned to town and told some of his friends about what he had found. Before long, Harry Lightcap,

vice president, Colorado Springs; Marivell Mendoza, treasurer, Ulysses; and Melinda Limon, treasurer, Hugoton.

Farm Bureau Financial Services Opens New Office in Hugoton Farm Bureau Financial Services agent Tanner Rindels has opened a new office at 515 South Main Street in Hugoton. Please join us for an Open House November 4 & 5 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. both days. Mr. Rindels looks forward to continuing to provide great services to clients from this new location. Business hours for the 515 South Main office will be Monday-Friday 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm. Appointments for assistance with insurance or financial services can be made by calling 620-544-4266. The opening of the Hugoton office provides convenience to Farm Bureau customers in the area, and makes it possible for Mr. Rindels to help more people protect what matters most. In addition to the new Hugoton office, Mr. Ramsey will continue to operate another office in Hugoton. Securities & services offered through FBL Marketing Services, LLC+, 5400 University Ave. West Des Moines, IA 50266, 877/860-2904, Member SIPC. Farm Bureau Property & Casualty Insurance Company+*, Western Agricultural Insurance Company+*, Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company+*/West Des Moines, IA. +Affiliates *Company providers of Farm Bureau Financial Services.

A.E. Kramer, John Fulkerson and Roger Johnson were driving over the quarter section killing rattlesnakes. The work quickly spread and others became interested in the hunt for the venomous crawlers, and over a hundred of them were killed in that area. If any readers have pictures or memories for the history page of the Hermes, please bring them in to Ruthie Winget at The Hugoton Hermes.

SCCC/ATS seeking “Green Wednesdays” sponsors Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is looking for additional “Green Wednesdays” sponsors. Sponsors will receive a “Green Wednesday” flag, along with an apparel discount at the Saints Bookstore. Employees may use this discount for the purchase of Saints apparel to wear on “Green Wednesdays.” Show your “Saints Spirit” each Wednesday by flying your Saints flag and encouraging your employees to wear green, October 24-February 26. The college will recognize Green Wednesday sponsors at the Saints Preview Night, Wednesday, October 23 in the SCCC/ATS gym. In addition, your business will also be featured on the SCCC/ATS website. Get your flag today by calling 620-417-1100

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

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

HELP WANTED LIFETEAM Critical Care Air & Ground Transport is seeking qualified nurses and paramedics. LifeTeam is a growing company and offers an exciting benefit package.

For more information, visit our Web site Submit your resume by email: or by fax: 316-281-8719 (1c44)

This position will help oversee payroll and tax compliance, payroll tax filings, and audits as well as clerical and administrative support to Human Resources programs (Healthcare, KPERS, Workman’s Comp, Employee Benefits). Competitive salary based on experience. Comprehensive training will be provided.

Application deadline: 11/7/2013. Interviews on 11/11/2013. Job to begin 11/25/2013.


JOB OPPORTUNITY We are now taking applications for Director at the Senior Center. Stop by the office at 624 S. Main to pick up an application. Will take applications until November 8. (4c41)

USD 210 is seeking a Payroll Clerk to join our Central Office team.

Applications are available at Central Office, 205 E. 6th


Sales/Service Associate


Immediate Openings for: CNAs Pharmacy Tech Radiology Technologist We are currently offering a $600 sign on bonus for CNAs! Apply online at or for more information, contact Samantha Hett, at

Please call Tanner at 453-1725 if interested.

Warehouse/Delivery position available immediately

SDH is an EOE facility

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:


POSITION AVAILABLE Elementary School Secretary, Bookkeeper, Child Nutrition and Wellness Federal Lunch Program Processor

• 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.)

Job duties will include, but are not limited to, accounts payable, accounts receivable, monthly financial reports, managing free/reduced lunch applications, receptionist duties, data entry, submit quarterly Kansas State sales tax reports, help manage student information system. Applicant must have good people skills, be knowledgeable in computer skills, must be able to multi-task and love children!

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please send your resume to Sunrise Oilfield Supply, P.O. Box 446, Hugoton, KS 67951. (2c43)

Applications are available at Central Office, 205 E. Sixth or online at (tfc43)

Solution to October 24, 2013 puzzle Now taking applications for OIL CHANGE TECHNICIAN Starting pay commensurate with experience. SALARY PLUS COMMISSION Paid holidays, paid sick leave, medical insurance, retirement & uniforms. HELP US EXPAND OUR GROWING SERVICE BUSINESS. Will train the right person with good attitude. _________________________ Now taking applications for SERVICE MANAGER Starting pay commensurate with experience SALARY PLUS COMMISSION Paid holidays, paid sick leave, medical insurance, retirement & uniforms SIGN-ON BONUS IF ASE CERTIFIED &/OR GM TRAINING HELP US EXPAND OUR GROWING SERVICE BUSINESS Will train right person with good attitude.

Contact Alvin Riley at RILEY CHEVROLET BUICK 1034 S. Main, Hugoton, Ks. 67951 620-544-4363 (2c43)

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, October 31, 2013) 1t Public Notice for Capital/Operating 5311 The Stevens County Health Department is submitting an application for replacement capital and for increased level operating assistance for transportation under the U.S.C.495311 (rural public transportation) of the Federal Transit Act. The application will be for increased operating

funds and expansion to help provide continued transportation services in the area as well as expand services within southwest Kansas. Written comments and questions in regards to this application are encouraged and will be accepted until November 15, 2013 and should be sent to: Paula M. Rowden, RN, MPH c/o Stevens County Health Department 1042 S. Jackson Hugoton, KS 67951

PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, October 24, 2013) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS SHERRYL J. MORRIS PLAINTIFF v. MILDRED MOSER, GERALDINE ROWDEN, and CHARLOTTE BREEDING DEFENDANTS Case No. 12CV31 NOTICE OF PARTITION SALE Notice is hereby given under and by virtue of an Order issued out of the District Court of Stevens County, Kansas, wherein, Sherryl J. Morris, as Plaintiff, and Mildred Moser, Geraldine Rowden and Charlotte Breeding, as Defendants, and to me directed and delivered, I will, on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at 1:30 p.m., on the front steps of the Stevens County Courthouse in the City of Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, offer for sale and sell to the highest bidder at public auction for cash in hand the following described real estate situated in Stevens County, Kansas, to-wit: The surface and surface rights only, including all water rights in and to the Southeast Quarter (SE/4) of Section Thirty-three (33), Township Thirty-three (33) South, Range Thirty-eight (38) West of the 6th p.m., Stevens County, Kansas; EXCEPT and LESS a 3.50 acre tract, more particularly described as follows, towit: Commencing at the Southeast corner of said Section

Thirty-three (33); thence N 89°55’00”W, along the South line of said Section Thirty-three (33), a distance of 30.00 feet; thence N 00°02’36” E a distance of 30.00 feet to a 5/8” Iron Rod w/ cap set in the North Right of Way of a county road also being the Southeast corner of this tract or parcel; thence N 89°55’00”W, along the North Right of Way of said county road, a distance of 202.00 feet to a 5/8” Iron Rod w/ cap set for the Southwest corner of this tract or parcel; thence N 00°02’36” E a distance of 755.00 feet to a 5/8” Iron Rod w/ cap set for the Northwest corner of this tract or parcel; thence S 89°55’00” E a distance of 202.00 feet to a 5/8” Iron Rod w/ cap set in the West Right of Way of a county road also being the Northeast corner of this tract or parcel; thence S 00°02’36” W, along the West Right of Way of a county road, a distance of 755.00 feet to the point of beginning and containing 3.50 acres more or less. Said real estate will be sold with no redemption rights, as provided by law. Ted Heaton, Sheriff of Stevens County, Kansas Wayne R. Tate TATE & KIITZKE L.L.C. P. O. Box 909 Hugoton, KS 67951-0909 Attorneys for Plaintiff William J. Graybill GRAYBILL & WITCHER, L.L.P. P.O. Box 898 Elkhart, KS 67950 Attorneys for Defendants

Shop Mechanic Benefits include affordable health, dental and vision. ESOP retirement program. Apply at Ulysses Feedyard, 1765 E. Rd 21, Ulysses, Ks. 67880 620-356-1750 (2c44)


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


Position available for insurance sales and service. Bi-lingual, people friendly, and computer skills are necessary.


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CURRENT OPENINGS AT STEVENS COUNTY HOSPITAL, MEDICAL CLINIC AND PIONEER MANOR NURSING HOME Pioneer Manor is seeking flexible individuals for the position of Household Coordinator. Duties include social services, day to day functioning of households, direct resident care, scheduling and staffing, and resident care planning. This job is for 8 hour shifts five days a week with some weekends and holidays. Requirements: CNA Licensure, Basic Life Support, Social Service Designee preferred but not required. Other requirements include a love of geriatrics, sense of humor and being a team player. Stevens County Hospital’s Long Term Care Unit is searching for Full-time RNs, LPNs and CNAs to work Day/Night. We offer a great benefits package. Interested candidates must be verified with a Kansas license to be eligible for these positions. Stevens County Healthcare is searching for a Dietary Cook to work at the Hospital. This position is PRN (as needed) with less than 20 hours per week; does include some weekends. Interested candidates must be willing to work flexible hours. Stevens County Healthcare has a position open at Pioneer Manor in the Dietary Department for a Homemaker. Hours include day and evening, some weekends and holidays. Need to have an understanding of basic food preparation, food safety and sanitation important for this position. Homemaker will be working in a household preparing breakfast to order as the residents arrive in the dining room and also preparing salads, desserts, and breads for the lunch and supper meal. Stevens County Healthcare is looking for a team-oriented Radiographic Technologist to work PRN shifts. All eligible candidates must have a current Kansas Licensee, be a registered ARRT, and be able to perform routine diagnostic X-Rays and CT exams without supervision. Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time, Part-time and PRN RNs or LPNs to work on the Med/Surg floor. These positions are for night shift (7 pm-7 am). All candidates must have a Kansas RN/LPN licensure to be eligible. We are also searching for PRN CNAs to work as needed. All candidates must have a Kansas CNA license to be eligible. We offer outstanding benefits, competitive wages, sign on bonus of $2000 with one year contract for FT RNs/LPNs; $1000 with one year contract for PT RNs/LPNs; and mileage reimbursement to RNs or LPNs that live 15 miles or more outside of Stevens County.

Please contact Human Resources 620-544-8511 with any questions. Applications can be picked up at the Information Desk located by the Medical Clinic.

Don’t Forget! Hugoton Hermes Deadline - Mondays 5:00 p.m. PUBLIC NOTICE (First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, October 17, 2013) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOYE ANTHONY, DECEASED CASE NO. 13 PR 17

NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS (CHAPTER 59) THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified a petition has been filed on October 11, 2013, in this Court by Ronnie N. Crossley, as executor named in the will, praying for admission to probate of the Last Will and Testament, dated October 16, 2007, of Joye Anthony, which will is filed with the petition, and for his appointment as executor of said will

and estate, to serve without bond, and for the issuance of Letters Testamentary to him as executor. You are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 12th day of November, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. of said day, in the district courtroom at the county courthouse, in the City of 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. All creditors of the decedent are notified to exhibit their demands against the estate within four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. Ronnie N. Crossley, Petitioner KRAMER, NORDLING & NORDLING, LLC 209 East Sixth Hugoton, Kansas 67951 Attorneys for Petitioner Telephone: (620) 544-4333

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FOR SALE FOR SALE: 20 retired laying hens and 2 tired roosters. $25. Call Ralph Stoddard 620-544-8080. (2c43) -------------FOR SALE: Three China Cabinets, 6’ tall, 40-46” wide. All like new. Three-piece Entertainment Center with 30” television set. Like new. Call 620-544-1710. (tfc35) ---------------

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GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALE: Saturday, November 1, 7:30 a.m., 520 E. Sixth, Women’s Clothes, Furniture & Miscellaneous --------------GARAGE SALE: Saturday, November 1, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 2, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., 625 S. Main, Lots of Stuff --------------GARAGE SALE: Friday, November 1, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 2, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, 1019 West City Limits, Lots of Miscellaneous --------------GARAGE SALE: Saturday, November 2, 9:00 a.m., 101 E. Fourth in Rolla, Antiques, Collectibles, Violins, Guitars, Clarinet, Trumpet, Dolls, Toys, Tools ---------------

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TO: The Voters of Stevens County, State of Kansas, Election at Large. PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given in accordance with K.S.A. 2-611, as amended, State of Kansas, that on the date and at the time and place mentioned below, the citizens of voting age of Stevens County shall meet for the purpose of eleting twelve members, three members for Agricultural Pursuits, three members for Family and

RESOLUTION TO LEVY TAX FOR CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND #02-13/14 WHEREAS, the Board of Education of Unified School District No. 209, Moscow, Stevens, Grant & Seward County, State of Kansas, is authorized by K.S.A., 72-8801, to make an annual tax levy at a mill rate not exceeding the statutorily-prescribed mill rate for a period of time not exceeding five years upon the taxable tangible property in the district for the purpose specified in said law; and WHEREAS, the Board of Education of Unified School District No. 209, has determined to exercise the authority vested in it by said law; NOW, THEREFORE, RESOLUTION Be It Resolved that: The Board of Education of the above-named school district shall be authorized to make an annual tax levy for a period not to exceed 5 years in an amount not to exceed 8 mills upon the taxable tangible property in the school district for the purpose of acquisition, construction, reconstruction, repair, remodeling, additions too, furnishing and equipping of buildings necessary for school district purposes, including housing and boarding pupils enrolled in an area vocational school operated under the board, architectural expenses incidental thereto, the acquisition of

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Stevens County Monday, October 28, 2013 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Stevens County Extension Office 114 E. Fifth Street, Hugoton, Kansas


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

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Lynne Fink and family Larry Norton and family Vicki Gaskill and family John Norton and family Linda Shaddix and family

Consumer Sciences Work, three members for 4-H and Youth Work, and three members for Economic Development Initiatives, as Representatives to the Stevens County Extension Council.

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The family of Lenard Norton would like to express our deepest gratitude to those that brought food, sent flowers, came by and visited, for cards, prayers and memorials in Dad’s/Lenard’s memory. To the EMTs and ambulance service of Moscow and Hugoton. To Dr. Pauls and medical staff of Satanta Hospital for such good care. To Pastor Tim, Larry Bradford and Pam Peachey for their visits. Thank you also Pastor Tim for the comforting ceremony and to the ladies of the Moscow United Methodist Church for the delicious meal. Bernice Norton




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building sites, the undertaking and maintenance of asbestos control projects, the acquisition of school buses and acquisition of other equipment and for the purpose of paying a portion of the principal and interest on bonds issued by cities under the authority of K.S.A. 12-1774, and amendments thereto, for the financing of redevelopment projects upon property located within the school district. The tax levy authorized by this Resolution may be made unless a petition in opposition to the same, signed by not less than 10% of the qualified electors of the school district, is filed with the county election officer of the home county of the school district within 40 days after the last publication of the Resolution. In the event a petition is filed, the county election officer shall submit the question of whether the tax levy shall be authorized to the electors in the school district at an election called for the purpose or at the next general election, as is specified by the Board of Education of the above school district. CERTIFICATE THIS IS TO CERTIFY that the above Resolution was duty adopted by the Board of Education of Unified School District No. 209, Moscow, Stevens, Grant, & Seward County, Kansas, on the 7th day of October, 2013. /s/ Pam Hittle Pam Hittle Clerk, Board of Education

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Ag Wise

CRP payments are being distributed

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

Managing High-pH, Calcareous and Saline/Sodic Soils High-pH soils are not as common as acid soils in Kansas, but they do occur in some areas. In fact, high-pH soils can be even more of a problem than acid soils because high pH levels are more difficult and expensive to correct. Soils with a pH of 7.5 or higher may result in reduced plant growth, depending on the crop species and the cause of the high pH level. There are two categories of high-pH soil conditions: calcareous and saline/sodic soils. Calcareous Soils In many cases, the high soil pH is the result of calcareous conditions, or excessive amounts of lime (calcium carbonate) in the soil. Calcareous soils occur most often in western Kansas, where soils are geologically quite young. Soil pH levels increase with depth in most soils of Kansas, except for southeast Kansas. Subsoils typically have higher pH levels than topsoils. On eroded hillsides and side-slopes, the more calcareous layers of soil are closer to the surface. Iron chlorosis can be a problem with some crops on high-pH, calcareous soils. Sorghum and soybeans are more affected by iron chlorosis than corn, wheat, or alfalfa. Marked differences in tolerance of calcareous soils also exist among horticultural crops. To lower the pH of a cal-

careous soil, an amendment needs to be added to neutralize the excess lime. Natural processes can slowly lower the pH of a calcareous soil – including organic matter mineralization, crop removal of lime and other bases, and natural weathering. But these processes can take hundreds or thousands of years to have any effect on the soil pH. Applications of nitrogen fertilizer also act to lower the soil pH, but only in the topsoil. Nitrogen fertilizers will not correct a calcareous subsoil condition. Elemental sulfur is one amendment that can be used to lower the pH of a calcareous soil. Even sulfur will take some time to be effective. Elemental sulfur is microbially converted in the soil to sulfate, and soil acidification is a by-product of this process. This acidity reacts with the excess lime to neutralize the soil. Unfortunately, it takes quite a bit of elemental sulfur to neutralize the excess lime in a calcareous soil. It takes a third of a pound of elemental sulfur to neutralize a pound of excess lime. A soil with one percent excess lime would have 20,000 pounds of excess lime per acre in the top six-seven inches of soil. This would mean 6,600 pounds of elemental sulfur per acre would be needed. At $0.30 to $0.40 per pound, this is not economical in most agronomic situations. Many of the calcareous soils causing severe chlorosis on grain sorghum and soybeans have

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more than one percent excess lime. In K-State research, banding sulfur to neutralize a small zone of soil near the seed has not been consistently effective in solving an iron chlorosis problem on calcareous soils. Neither has the application of inorganic iron fertilizer. Foliar application of chelated iron products have been effective, but this is expensive and repeated applications are often needed. To manage for iron chlorosis problems on calcareous soils, producers can utilize crop selection, or varieties within a crop, to achieve some degree of crop tolerance. Manure applications sometimes help. And foliar applications of iron have also been effective in minimizing yield losses. Recent work in western Kansas with soybeans also suggests that some seed treatment products could be beneficial in severe cases. For horticulturists wanting to lower the pH of a relatively small volume of soil, aluminum sulfate can be used effectively. Saline and Sodic Soils A second reason for highpH soils is the presence of high exchangeable sodium in the soil. High exchangeable sodium results from soils that formed from parent material with excessive sodium, use of poor quality irrigation water, application of manure or sewage sludge high in sodium, or spillage of brine water association with oil production. Saline and sodic soils are special cases, and are discussed in a separate article in this issue of the Agronomy eUpdate. —Dave Mengel, Soil Fertility Specialist —Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, Nutrient Management Specialist

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced USDA has begun distributing Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) annual rental payments to participants across the country. USDA also will distribute 2013 direct payments and 2012 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program payments beginning October 24. Payments originally were scheduled to be issued earlier in the month, but were delayed by several weeks due to the lapse in Federal funding. “Farmers, ranchers and rural landowners across the country count on USDA programs and the payment delays due to the shutdown were an unnecessary burden,” Vilsack said. “USDA has prioritized making these scheduled payments without any further delay and Farm Service Agency staff have worked hard to get this assistance out the door as quickly as possible.” Producers will receive payments on almost 700,000 CRP contracts on 390,000 farms covering 26.8 million acres. In exchange for a yearly rental payment provided by USDA on contracts ranging from ten to 15 years, farmers and ranchers enrolled in CRP agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and plant grasses or trees that will improve water quality and improve waterfowl and wildlife habitat. CRP reduced runoff and leaching of nitrogen and phosphorus into waterways by an estimated 605 million pounds and 121 million pounds, respectively, in 2012, and soil erosion reductions totaling 308 million tons in 2012. Direct payments for 2013 for the DCP and ACRE programs are being made to the more than 1.7 million farms enrolled in the Farm Service Agency’s programs. Producers with base acres of certain

commodities are eligible for DCP payments. ACRE payments for 2012-crop barley, corn, grain sorghum, lentils, oats, peanuts, dry peas, soybeans, and wheat are scheduled to be released beginning October 24 and contingent upon national average market prices and yields in each state. ACRE payments for large chickpeas, small chickpeas, canola, crambe, flaxseed, mustard seed, rapeseed, safflower, sesame, and sunflowers are scheduled to be made in early December and for long grain rice and medium and short grain rice in early February 2014 when the final

2012/13 market year average price data becomes available. The 2008 Farm Bill, extended by the American Tax Payer Relief Act of 2012, provides authority to enroll land in DCP, ACRE and CRP through September 30, 2013, however, no legislation has been enacted to reauthorize or extend this authority. Effective October 1, 2013, FSA does not have legislative authority to approve or process applications for these programs. For more information on CRP, DCP and ACRE, producers should contact their local FSA office or visit FSA’s website at

Agriculture Corner FSA - NRCS - SCCD 544-2261 USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider EQIP Sign Up Cutoff Date Friday, November 15, 2013 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced that the application evaluation cutoff date will be Friday, November 15, 2013, for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). EQIP is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers through contracts up to a maximum term of ten years in length. These contracts provide financial assistance to help plan and implement conservation practices that adnatural resource dress concerns and provide opportunities to improve soil, water, air, plant, animal, and related resources on agricultural land, such as cropland and rangeland, and non-industrial private forestland. A few of the more common cropland practices in this area are conversion to dryland incentives, cover crops and irri-

gation water management incentives. Rangeland practices can include but are not limited to perimeter fencing on expired CRP, prescribed grazing incentives, livestock watering facilities, livestock wells, cross-fence and wildlife enhancements. Applications are accepted year round, but those received by Friday, November 15, 2013, will be evaluated for fiscal year 2014 funding. Applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements. For more information visit the Kansas NRCS Web site tal/nrcs/main/ks/programs/ or your local U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center. To find a service center near you, check your telephone book under “United States Government” or on the Internet at Follow us on Twitter @NRCS_Kansas. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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October 31, 2013  

Official Newspaper of Stevens County, Kansas

October 31, 2013  

Official Newspaper of Stevens County, Kansas