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Volume 126, Number 47

Thursday, November 21, 2013

16 Pages, 70 Cents Plus Tax Per Copy

Businesses announce special hours for upcoming Thanksgiving holiday

Pioneer Electric’s Poster contest takes place during Co-op month. The winner, Megan Robson of Hugoton, is presented a bike and one hundred dollars for her teacher. Megan is pictured here with her poster and new bike. Rae Gorman, Pioneer Electric’s Energy Services Supervisor, stands next to Megan.

Megan wins Pioneer Electric Co-op Month poster contest Megan Robson, a third grade student at Rolla Elementary School, was this year’s winner of the Pioneer Electric Cooperative Month poster contest. Megan’s poster, titled “Bad Wires Start Fires,” was selected from over 200 entries throughout the service territory. Megan is correct, bad wires really can start fires. According to United States

Fire Administration, electrical fires in homes claim the lives of more than 280 Americans each year and injure 1,000 more. Some of these fires are caused by electrical system failures, but many more are caused by incorrectly installed wiring and overloaded circuits and extension cords. Many avoidable electri-

Thanksgiving will be celebrated next week Thursday, November 28. Many area businesses will have special hours to allow their employees time to celebrate with their families. Below are listed several local businesses along with any schedule changes. Going out to eat will be off the menu, unless you’re headed to Southwest Family Steakhouse, where they’ll stay open until 5:00 p.m. McDonald’s, Jet Drive In, Subway, Sonic, Pizza Hut, Ranchito, Donut X-Press and China will be closed. Antler’s Bar and Grill in Moscow will be closed Thanksgiving Day, as well as Barb’s Den in Hugoton. Twisted H Liquor will be closed Thanksgiving. Express Lane plans to close at 6:00 p.m. Thursday. The Store in Moscow will be closed Thanksgiving Day, as well as Rolla Corner Stop. Fortunately, if you happened to forget any essential items, White’s Foodliner will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Alco will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

and from 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Friday, November 29. Dollar General will be open Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Showplace Video plans to be open from 1:00 to 10:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Country Garden and Creative Specialties will be closed from noon Wednesday, November 27 until Monday, December 2. Yardmaster will be closed Thanksgiving Day. The Hermes will have an early deadline of 12:00 noon Friday, November 22 for the November 28 newspaper which will be in stores and mailed out Tuesday, November 26. The Hermes will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday. Janet’s Bridal will be closed Thursday and will reopen Friday with regular hours. Stevens County Retail Pharmacy and Medical Clinic will be closed Thursday and will reopen Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Stevens County Library will be closed Thursday until Monday, December 2. Animal Health Center will be Continued to page 7

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Please take special care of animals in colder weather The temperatures are starting to drop below freezing at night and soon the days will be just as cold. Please remember to provide shelter with bedding like straw or old blankets for your animals. Animals also

need fresh food and water. Remember water will freeze so it needs to be replaced several times a day. Our dogs and cats are our responsibility. Neglect falls under the heading of cruelty and is a ticketable offense.

HES sixth grader Noura Al-Hashmi beams along with her parents, Samir “Dr. Sam” Al-Hashmi and Kenda Al-Hashmi, after winning the Lions International Peace Poster contest for Hugoton. Noura’s art will advance to the next level of competition.

Noura takes first Noura Al-Hashmi, a sixth grader at Hugoton Elementary School, has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Hugoton Lions Club! Noura’s poster was among more than 375,000 entries submitted worldwide in the twenty-sixth annual Lions Interna-

tional Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs International is sponsoring the contest to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere. The poster was selected by Hugoton Lions Charlie Wagner, Linda Kates, Beth Wilcher and Mallory Moser for its originality, artistic merit and porContinued to page 5

Abengoa to begin operations Please be advised the Abengoa bioethanol plant, located at 1043 Road P in Hugoton, will be undergoing startup activities between November 14 and November 30. During this time it is possible you may hear noise associated with these startup activities. The noise is for startup only and will not occur

once the plant is in operation. The noise is the result of steam generation inside the facility and is a normal part of the startup activities. Should you have questions concerning this, please contact Juan Lozano, Deputy Project Director at 480-455-8278.

Jeff Ramsey is the winner of the Lions Club Hunters Breakfast drawing. Jeff won a Browning pump action shotgun. Pictured from the left are Robert Veatch, Max Williams, Jeff and his shotgun and Tommy Romero.

Community Worship Service is Sunday The Stevens County Ministerial Alliance will host a Community Worship Service Sunday, November 24 at Bethel Friends Church. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. Pastor Jo Mead will speak. A fellowship time will follow the services. Churches will bring finger foods. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

These wild west characters stopped by the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon to invite everyone to come to the Dinner

Theater featuring “Murder Rides Again” which will be Friday and Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Hall.

Livia Custer hands Debbie Nordling a check for $2,814.57 for Project Hope. The money was collected at Hugoton Elementary School. The students brought pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters to the school last week.

KHP plans to watch roads carefully for holiday travellers

Ernie Reyes Jr. stands next to MarkAnthony Baca at the antibullying campaign at American Karate Studios Saturday. Ernie said “I believe martial arts is one of the most powerful tools in creating positive change in lives of children and families.”

Next week Kansas roads will be busy with holiday travelers going to and from their destinations. The Kansas Highway Patrol will mobilize, along with other law enforcement organizations across the state, to participate in the annual Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). The enforcement program is courtesy of a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation. “Once again, the

Kansas Highway Patrol will be out on Kansas roadways during the busy Thanksgiving holiday. Every year we strive to make our roadways safer, ensuring motorists get to their holiday destinations. Please enjoy the holiday with your loved ones, and make it memorable for all of the right reasons. Remember, designate a sober driver and buckle everyone up, every trip, every time,” said Lieutenant Continued to page 3

Amanda Willis has her game face on as she races down the aisle at White’s Foodliner Saturday morning. She raked in a total of $735.78 in groceries during the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored annual Grocery Grab. Other winners were Deleta Hoskinson $50, Ashley Fiss $75 and Project Hope $100.

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Be aware of local goings-on Dear Editor, Initially I was going to send you a letter similar to the letter I sent to Mrs. Jarod Nix. However, I thought your readers might like to know a few facts about my mother, Beverly Crane. My mom has been driving a school bus and an activity bus for 35 years total - 3 in St. Francis, Ks. and 32 in Hugoton, Ks. During her driving career, my mom managed to drive through every kind of Kansas

Jerri L. Collins weather to deliver her passengers safely and in a timely manner. To the best of my recollection, she did this without hurting or killing anyone in 35 years. Also, my mother was given an ultimatum to resign or be terminated. She didn’t sign the resignation papers because she felt there was no justified reason to resign. So, there you have it. I want to recognize my mom

for her 35 years of impeccable service to both school systems. I also want to recognize the one person on the school board who did not vote to terminate my mom. I encourage all who live in Hugoton to be more involved and aware of the goings-on in your community and your school system. You may be surprised. Thank you for your time. Jerri L. Collins

Why Kansas needs a farm bill now This fall, Congress has an important opportunity to create jobs and grow the economy by passing a long-term, comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill. The Farm Bill impacts every American, every day by providing a wide range of programs that strengthen our nation. The Farm Bill is crucial to maintaining a strong agriculture sector and an abundant food supply that benefits all Americans. Over the past two years, producers have faced a multitude of disasters – from drought, to flooding, to blizzards. These events demonstrate how important the safety net is to keeping producers going strong. Under the 2008 Farm Bill, the Farm Service Agency was able to provide $464,816,552 in disaster assistance to Kansas farmers, ranchers and landowners using Farm Bill programs. A new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill would provide a strong crop insurance program, reauthorize the now-expired disaster assistance programs, and provide retroactive assistance for livestock producers. By reforming the safety net to eliminate the direct payment program – which pays producers whether or not they are in need of assistance – the Food, Farm and Jobs Bill would also save billions of dollars in the next decade. In addition, it would allow

Patty A. Clark USDA Rural Development, State Director in Kansas

Adrian J. Polansky USDA Farm Service Agency, State Executive Director in Kansas

USDA to continue export promotion efforts that have led to the best five-year period in agricultural trade in American history, and provide FSA with the tools to extend additional farm credit in Kansas. The Farm Bill is also a job creation bill that would empower USDA to partner with rural communities to grow, expand and support new businesses. A new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill would help Main Street businesses grow and hire more, strengthen infrastructure in our small towns and provide new opportunities in biobased product manufacturing and renewable energy. For example, in Kansas, USDA Rural Development has provided funding to nearly 200 projects since 2009 that help farmers, ranchers and rural businesses save energy through the Rural Energy for America Program. This and many other efforts could continue with a new Farm Bill. A new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill would make important investments in nutrition programs that provide critical assistance to vulnerable Americans, including children, seniors, people with disabilities who are unable to work, and re-

turning veterans. It would enable USDA to continue our work with more than 500,000 producers and landowners to conserve the soil and water. It would undertake new strategies to improve agricultural research, and it would ensure a safe food supply. All of these efforts strengthen our nation. A new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill would continue the job growth we’ve seen in recent years and help grow the rural economy. That’s why President Obama has identified passage of a new Farm Bill as one of his top three legislative priorities this fall. This is a prime opportunity to give America’s farmers, ranchers and producers the certainty they need about the next five years of U.S. farm policy, while investing in the rural communities that stand at the heart of our values. The Farm Bill has stood as a model of bipartisan consensus for decades and it is high time that both Democrats and Republicans come to a compromise on this new Farm Bill. It is our hope that Senate and House conferees will reach a consensus quickly and move a Farm Bill forward as soon as possible. Sincerely, Patty A. Clark, USDA Rural Development, State Director in Kansas Adrian J. Polansky, USDA Farm Service Agency, State Executive Director in Kansas

Robert “Bob” Best Former Hugoton resident Robert “Bob” Best passed away Thursday, October 31, 2013. He was 74. Robert was born November 23, 1938 in Borger, Tx., the son of Claude and Ruby Best. May 23, 1971, Robert married Jacqualine Guerrero in Hugoton where he worked and retired. After retirement Robert and Jackie moved to Pratt, then to Ponca City, Ok. where they were living at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife

Jacqualine of the home; two sons, Byron Best of Atlanta, Ga. and Rodney Best of Gar-

den City; his granddaughter Crystal Swinney of Pratt; great granddaughter Shelby Swinney of Pratt; and great grandson Scott Robert Swinney of Pratt. Mr. Best was preceded in death by his parents and stepson Robert Guerrero. Graveside services were attended Saturday, November 16, 2013 in Hugoton. Condolences may be sent to: Jackie Best, 1213 Road Rosedale, Ponca City, Ok. 74604.

Ruby Higgins Word has been received of the death of Ruby W. Higgins, age 82, of Ulysses. Mrs. Higgins passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013 at her home. She was born September 24, 1931 in Deloraine, Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of Reuben More and the former Violet Innes. Ruby grew up in Canada where she graduated high school and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing. She moved to Rolla in 1954 and Ulysses in 1958. September 4, 1954, she married Ernest W. Higgins in Clayton, N.M. Mrs. Higgins worked as a

Registered Nurse in Johnson at the Stanton County Hospital, and the Western Prairie Care Home in Ulysses. Following her nursing career, Ruby was a devoted homemaker, and her family was everything to her. She played the violin and was involved in area orchestras. Ruby was also an active member of the Church of Christ in Ulysses. Survivors include one son, David Higgins and wife Tammy of Irving, Tx.; two daughters, Chloe Teeter and Leilani Sullivan and husband Keric, all of Ulysses; her sister Sheila Koury of Las Animas, Co.; five grandchildren;

and one great grandchild. Ruby is preceded in death by her parents; and husband Ernest July 27, 2002. Funeral services were attended Wednesday afternoon, November 20 at the Church of Christ in Ulysses with Minister Warren Baldwin officiating. Interment followed at the Ulysses Cemetery under the direction of Garnand Funeral Home of Ulysses. Memorial contributions may be given to the DuGood Events in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, Ks 67880.

Stevens County Fire Department and Ambulance Report Stevens County Emergency Services run activity for November 4 through November 17. Fire Department Hugoton Station Wednesday, November 6 - 2:31 a.m. called to 430 S Adams for a report of an oven on fire. Thursday, November 14 - 3:50 p.m. called to a half mile south of Road H and Road 27

for a baler on fire. Sunday, November 17 - 4;40 p.m. called to a quarter mile west of Road H and Road Twelve for a grass fire. Fire Department Moscow Station No activity this period. Ambulance Activity Four medical runs and one Life Flight.

WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ November 21 - Camera Club will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Hugoton Recreation Commission, 211 S. Madison. - A deer management seminar will take place starting at 6:15 p.m. at the Grandstands Meeting Room on the

fairgrounds in Garden City. An evening meal will be served. Pre-register by November 19. Call 620-2723670 for more information. November 22 - Early deadline at 5:00 p.m. for the November 28 issue of The Hermes.

- Praise and Worship at Memorial Hall with free supper at 6:00 p.m. Pastor Ben Coats will speak. November 22-23 - Southwest Friends of the Arts will present “Murder Rides Again” at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at Yard-

HUGOTON MUNICIPAL COURT OCTOBER 2013 Diaz, Alma; Dog at Large $185.00 Diaz, Alma; Untagged Dog $25.00 Ralstin, Rance; Careless Driving $60.00 100 Hrs. Community Service Knox, Tera; Inattentive Driving $160.00 Shelman, Brent V.; Truck/Trailer Parking $50.00 Galaviz-Gastelum, Yasmin; Wrong Way on a One Way $135.00 Gonzalez, Rafael; Failure to Stop $135.00 Wheat Lands, INC/Hertz; Parking in Wrong Direction $45.00 Dodson, Dennis; Disorderly Conduct $240.00 Tapia, Mary; Dog at Large $110.00 Tapia, Mary; Untagged Dog $25.00 Avery, Teresa; Speeding $90.00 Salinas, Blanca Cecilia; No Driver’s License $360.00 40 Hrs. Community Service Salinas, Blanca Cecilia; Careless Driving $50.00 Archuleta, Alex; Truck/Trailer Parking $50.00 Hemann, Bradley; Careless Driving amended from Speeding $150.00 10 Hrs. Community Service Brewer, Timothy S.; Parking in a Prohibited Area; $10.00

Dominguez, Maria D.; Parking in a Prohibited Area $10.00 Scott, Stuart; Parking in a Prohibited Area $45.00 Vazquez, Andrea; Dog at Large x2 $160.00 Armendariz-Parra, Ulises; Careless Driving $110.00

20 Hrs. Community Service Baker, Taylor; Dog at Large x2 $160.00 Dodson, Amber; Domestic Battery $290.00 2 Days Jail Suspended 1 Year Probation

HUGOTON POLICE REPORT Business Hours, Call 544-4959 After Hours, Call 544-2020 Monday, November 11, 2013 • Vehicle Unlock, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Dog at Large, Returned to Owner, Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock, 300 Block of South Madison, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock, 100 Block of West Sixth, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Theft, 400 Block of South Adams, Investigated, Officer Crane Tuesday, November 12, 2013 • Released Dog to Owner, 1600 Block of South Washington, Public Service, Officer Crane • Released Dog to Owner, 1600 Block of South Washington, Public Service, Officer Crane Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • Dogs at Large, 1200 Block of South Madison, Dogs Impounded, ACO Smith Thursday, November 14, 2013 • Possible Domestic, 1100 Block of South Madison, Officer Hagman • Suspect Trying to Enter Residence, 900 Block of South Coulter, Officer Hagman

• Unwanted Subject, 500 Block of South Adams, Officer Hagman • Loud Music, 1400 Block of Monroe, Warning, Officer Hagman Friday, November 15, 2013 • Loud Music, 1400 Block of Monroe, Unable to Locate, Officer Crane • Possible Window Peeker, 900 Block of South Coulter, Sergeant Johnson Saturday, November 16, 2013 • Funeral Escort, 800 Block of West City Limits, Public Service, Officer Crane/Officer Kelling • Dog at Large, 1000 Block of South Main, Returned to Owner, Sergeant Johnson Sunday, November 17, 2013 • Welfare Check, 300 Block of Jefferson, Everything Is Okay, Officer Crane • Arrest, Seventeenth and Eisenhower, Officer Crane • Motorist Assist, Eleventh and Monroe, Public Service, Sergeant Johnson • Barking Dog, 900 Block of South Van Buren, Spoke to Owner, Sergeant Johnson

master. November 24 - Stevens County Ministerial Alliance will host a Community Worship Service at Bethel Friends Church starting at 6:00 p.m. November 26 - Hugoton Elementary School picture re-takes, starting at 4:00 p.m. November 27-December 1 - Thanksgiving Break for USD #210 and USD #217 students. November 28 - Happy Thanksgiving! - Stepping Stone Shelter, 1015 N. Washington in Liberal, invites anyone without Thanksgiving dinner plans to join them for a traditional turkey meal at 1:00 p.m. For more information, call 620626-6024. December 2 - Stevens County Commissioners will meet in the Commissioners’ Room at the Stevens County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. December 3 - Hugoton Elementary’s fourth grade students will present their music concert at 7:00 p.m. in the HES gym. December 5 - Seward County Community College/Area Technical School’s Music Department will present their winter concert at 7:00 p.m. in the SCCC/ATS Showcase Theater, featuring the concert band, Sound Express show choir and Singing Saints concert choir. Tickets are available at 620-417-1451. - Wesley Putnam will speak at the Sons of Thunder meeting at the Grant County Civic Center, 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. December 6 - Hugoton Early Childhood Development Center will host Grandparents’ Day. - 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. December 7 - Pearl Harbor Day - NRA “Refuse to Be a Victim” course at Garden City Community College for citizens wanting to ensure their personal safety from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Information and advance registration available at 620-276-9629. Information also available at Pre-registration required. December 7-8 - Folk Art Festival at the Seward County Activity Center. The event will begin Saturday, December 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and open Sunday, December 8 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Arts and crafts, food and holiday and gift items will be available. Admission is free. December 9 - Hugoton City Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. at the City Office. - American Legion and Auxiliary will host a covered dish dinner at the Vets Hall. - Hugoton Elementary School’s fifth and sixth grade will present their winter concert at 7:00 p.m. in the HES

gym. - Spring enrollment for new students open at Garden City Community College from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Student and Community Services Center. Enrollment information available at 620276-9608 or 620-276-7611. December 10 - Stevens County Economic Development Board will meet at 12:00 noon in the Activity Room at the Senior Center. - Hugoton Middle and High School will present their winter concert at 7:00 p.m. in the HHS Auditorium. December 11 - Elkhart Coop will host the sixth annual Ag Expo at the Morton County Civic Center in Elkhart starting at 9:30 a.m. - Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce board meeting at the Senior Center. - Hugoton Airport Board will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Airport Lounge.

Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name. Psalm 100:4

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EcoDevo hosts Elected Officials Meeting to discuss Stevens County Stevens County Economic Development hosted an Elected Officials Meeting Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Stevens County Activity Center. Chinese food was served. Attending the meeting were Stevens County Commissioners, Pat Hall, David Bozone and James Bell, Mayor Jack Rowden, Hugoton City Councilmen Dan Corpening and Shannon Crawford, USD 210 Board Member Don Beesley, USD 209 Superintendent Stu Moore, USD 209 Board President Joe D. Thompson, EcoDevo Director Neal Gillespie, EcoDevo Board Member Doug Martin, EcoDevo Board Member Jan Leonard, Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce Director Ruth Van Horn and Hugoton Hermes Reporter Ruthie Winget. Neal reported Stevens County has received a Moderate Income Housing grant which will help developers pay for the construction of 15 new rental units, enabling lower rent to be charged. Parts of the Coulter Addition and the Pioneer Manor Addition are potential areas to be designated for Rural Housing Incen-

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Stevens County Commissioners, Economic Development members, the mayor, city councilmen, school board members from Hugoton and tive Districts. Rural Housing Incentive works best where no utilities are in place. Neal also announced a KDOT grant in the amount of $1,085,000 to improve Highway 51 has been approved. KDOT is funding all but $17,500 of the cost of expanding the highway east of Hugoton in front of Kansas Dairy Ingredients. This will not include the right of way. Stu Moore reported Moscow school enrollment was up by 32 students. He commented Moscow has two areas that

Moscow and the Moscow USD 209 superintendent gathered to discuss Stevens County happenings.

might meet the requirements for Rural Housing Incentive. One spot is behind the Moscow Recreation and one is east of the school. Joe D. Thompson stated Moscow needs affordable priced housing. Don Beesley commented Hugoton school enrollment is also up, although not as much as Moscow. He said the schools are in good shape but the Central Office needs remodeling. All the Kansas schools are concerned about financing with the decrease in tax valuation and

Hugoton students brought pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters to school for Project Hope. These coins added up to $2,814.57. Teacher Livia Custer is the fifth grade instructor who organized the event. Above are some HES fifth graders, along with Project Hope volunteers. Right, is the cashier’s check from the class.

Kansas Highway Patrol Continued from page 1 Joshua Kellerman, KHP Public Information Officer. The Patrol and other agencies will focus on impaired drivers, child passenger safety laws, and seat belt use among travelers of all ages. Because of the STEP campaign funding, there will be more law enforcement officers on Kansas’ streets and highways during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday period when travel increases in Kansas and across the nation. According to preliminary KDOT stats, during the 2012 Thanksgiving reporting period, there were 629 collisions, resulting in 203 injuries, and five deaths. Of these crashes, 32 were alcohol related, resulting in 23 injuries, but no deaths. For 2012, the reporting period was from 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25 at 12:00 (102-hour reporting period). The reporting period for this year will be from 6:00 p.m. the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving, through 11:59 p.m. the Sunday following the holiday

(November 27-December 1). Before hitting the road for travels, the Patrol encourages motorists to take the following things into consideration: • Make sure your vehicle is in good working order. Check tires’ tread depth and air pressure; check the vehicle’s fluids, exhaust system, and other mechanical equipment. If traveling in cold conditions, make sure added precautions are taken for the cold weather. • The vehicle should also be stocked with items that would be beneficial if you were involved in a crash, such as: bottled water, blankets, non-perishable food, first aid kit, and a flashlight with extra batteries. • Make sure to plan your route of travel and communicate this to your family, in case you are involved in a crash or experience mechanical problems with your vehicle. • Charge your cell phone before you leave in order to make important calls if needed. • Dress for the weather. If you

plan to travel in cold weather make sure you have a coat in the vehicle, and warm shoes in case you need to stop for any reason. • Check your route of travel for road conditions and/or construction work or other delays before you leave. The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) provides an improved 511 system for motorists to use. Call 5-1-1 from any phone, or visit to check roads in the state of Kansas. The Patrol reminds motorists not to drink and drive, and do not let your friends or family drive while impaired. If you consume alcohol, call a friend, family member or taxi service for a sober ride home. If travelers are in need of assistance on a Kansas highway, they can dial *47 (*HP) for the Kansas Highway Patrol, or dial *582 (*KTA) on the Kansas Turnpike, and the organizaiton will send someone to assist. The KHP wishes all travelers a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

EcoDevo Board discusses Moderate Income Housing grant The Stevens County Economic Development Board met Tuesday, November 12, at noon in the Senior Center craft room. Attending the meeting were Director Neal Gillespie, Secretary Ruth Van Horn and board members Dan Corpening, Jan Leonard, Josh Morris, Doug Martin, Mark Crawford, Jack Rowden, Steve Rome and Jody Wacker and baby. Also present was Hugoton Hermes reporter Ruthie Winget. Board member Bryne Sullins was absent. The board voted to approve the minutes from the last meeting and to pay the monthly bills. The treasurer reported the checking account balance was $943.47 and the total Special Projects balance was $49,472.47; $7,699.17 of which is the Housing Incentive balance. The board voted to transfer $1,000 from the Special Projects to the checking account

to pay bills. The board approved the motion to enable Hay Rice and Associates to do the 2013 audit of the EcoDevo books. It will cost $850 to be billed after completion of the audit. Director Gillespie informed the board members the Moderate Income Housing grant was awarded to Stevens County recently. This will go to help pay for 15 new rental units, enabling the owners to offer lower rent. The contract will be sent to the City of Hugoton for their approval. The city will administer the money. One of the stipulations for this project is that ground has to be broken for at least one unit before the end of the year. There will be five duplexes, one tri-plex and two single units. Engineer Pete Earles stated developers would like for Stevens County to get the Rural Housing Incentive in place.

Neal plans to discuss this matter with the county commissioners at their next meeting. Gillespie reported the Elected Officials Meeting is planned for Thursday, November 14, 2013. It is hoped officials will be proactive in addressing the needs of Stevens County communities. Elected officials from Hugoton and Moscow have been invited. Steve Rome spoke of the governor’s Water Conference that he attended. The governor would like to have a new water plan in place for Kansas within the next year. Neal reported Abengoa plans to fire up their new generator before the end of the year. The board approved the motion to buy a new CD player for the Streetscape project. The meeting adjourned. The next meeting will be December 10, 2013.

how the new state formula will affect the school funding. Don also stated Hugoton Learning Academy on Main Street provides an education for students who do not attend public schools. The requirements of getting a CDL drivers license is a high school diploma, not just a GED. They can earn a diploma by attending the Hugoton Learning Academy. Mayor Jack Rowden spoke of the growing pains Hugoton is experiencing, and observed growing pains are better than dying pains. The city had to begin a $2 million improvement project on the sewer. They hope to complete this project before KDI finishes their stage 1B. KDI will pay part of this project. Abengoa now has 1,300 people on site. David Bozone reported this county is very fortunate in that they have the oil and gas valuation. The old Pioneer Manor will soon be totally remodeled which will give Stevens County a nice county health facility and a nice physical therapy facility. He stated he hopes they are done building for a while. The new Law Enforcement Center was built a few years ago which cost $5.2 million and is now completely paid off. The new Pioneer Manor cost about $18.4 million and is at least twothirds paid off at this time. KDI just purchased from Stevens County the rest of the quarter of land their plant is built on. Pat Hall stated the curb and guttering is completed south of the new Pioneer Manor. It will not be blacktopped until next year. Dan Corpening commented he wished more businesses such as a farm store would come to Hugoton. The meeting adjourned.

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With An Abundance Of Best Wishes At Thanksgiving We’re overflowing with gratitude for your goodwill and support this past year, and hope that your celebration is as wonderful as you are.

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County Commissioners issue warning to Abengoa for dangerous driving habits The Stevens County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session Monday, November 18, 2013 with all mem-

bers, James Bell, Pat Hall and Dave Bozone present. Also present were County Counselor Robert Johnson, County Clerk Pam Bensel

NOTICE to VFW Members Membership Transfer Meeting Monday, Nov. 25 at 7:00 p.m. Vets Hall, 300 Monroe Call 620-544-3000 for more information

Y ou are invited to participate in an . . .

HCA Christmas Matching Funds Grant

Contributions to Heritage Christian Academy from now until January 15, 2014 will be matched 100% up to $40, 0 00. HCA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax deductible. “I would claim that Christian schooling is not about running or hiding from--rather it is about embracing and pursuing the mind of Christ. It is about pursuing the real understanding of what it means to be salt and light, about transformation by the renewing of the mind. It is about the development of fruitful bearers of the image of Christ in a world gone bland with its salt-less-ness; a world staggering in an abundance of darkness where the light has been all but snuffed out.” Ken Smitherman, President, Association of Christian School International

Christian Leadership Our goal is to create success-bound Christian leaders who follow God and influence society with a Christian worldview, character and integrity. Students will be culturally relevant without compromising Biblical truth and expand God’s kingdom by being bold, fearless leaders and witnesses of Christ. Our students will learn to share and defend their faith with others. Superior Academics Our school will provide academic excellence, training in critical thinking, and good study habits. Our students will be fully prepared for their next educational level. A Scriptural Worldview Our students will be taught God is our sole provider and He created our universe. They will view God as the source of all academic subjects. A Personal & Sustained Relationship with Jesus Christ Our students will be taught the necessity of being born again in the Spirit of God by receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Students will be taught that growth in the Christian life depends upon fellowship with God through Bible study, Christian fellowship and prayer. We will lead our students to become Disciples of Christ and seek His purpose and truth for their lives. Every student will be encouraged to embrace the Bible as the source of absolute truth and to maintain a biblical worldview rather than a humanistic worldview.

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and RoGlenda Coulter from The Hugoton Hermes. The following is just an agenda for the morning with a few of the unofficial highlights. Official minutes will be published at a later date. The commissioners’ agenda included: 8:30 Bills and Rodney Kelling; 9:00 - Robert Davis and the Airport Board; 9:30 - Tony Martin; 10:00 - Paula Rowden; 10:30 Roger Lynch and Abengoa Representatives; 11:00 - executive session with Rodney Kelling; and 12:00 - Lunch. When this reporter arrived at approximately 8:50, the commissioners were conversing with the airport board members. They were discussing the matter of the sprinkler they are trying to get moved away from the runway. They told the commissioners of all the ways they have tried to work with the owner. They feel it is disturbing the crosswinds and may deter some of the bigger aircraft from stopping in Hugoton and even might possibly become a liability. They think it is a hazard waiting to happen. FAA may become involved if nothing is resolved. The board feels it could possibly be a hindrance to their getting any further funds from FAA. The commissioners told the board they have avenues and some possible police power they can use if the board needs them. They will get back with them. Tony Martin from Road and Bridge brought in his

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FAITH LUTHERAN Tenth and Adams 544-2092 Christopher M. Fincher, Pastor Morning Worship - 9:00 a.m. Sunday School - 10:30 a.m. Bible Study, Wednesday - 7:30 p.m.

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

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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.

department report. He showed the commissioners some new statutes coming down that will need to be in place by May. All the traffic signs have to meet some new standards. He showed his plans to handle this and asked for approval from the commissioners. Motion was made and passed to sign the plans he presented them. Tony told the commissioners of a new safety edge for the lay down machine that has been recommended. The state will pay 90% of the cost. It puts a safety edge on asphalt. The commissioners agreed it would be a good idea. Tony said he has not heard from Black Hills. They were supposed to be getting with him for the conversion for the asphalt plant. Tony got their number from Pam and Bob. The Abengoa representatives, Tom Robb and Dan Allison, were already present so they began talking to the commissioners. Mr. Allison from Abengoa would like a no braking sign in front of his home on Depot Road. Then they told the commissioners about their plans to start up the plant Tuesday and the possible sounds that may be coming from it for the first few days. After they finished talking about that, Dave had a very important issue to discuss with them. He told them two out of every ten people coming out of Abengoa are not stopping before pulling out onto the county road. Ted Heaton has tried to police the area but since Abengoa pays no county taxes, commissioners do not feel it is the county’s responsibility to keep having to police their people. He told them also their signs are not of legal issue. Dave said they have given Abengoa several complaints about this same issue and nothing has been done or changed. Mr. Robb commented they are construction employees who are not directly Abengoa employees. Dave said the commissioners are directly responsible for the safety of the residents of Stevens County and Abengoa is responsible for any workers coming out of their area. He suggested they have a

safety person at the exit to ensure employees no longer pull out with no regard if anyone is coming. Just one accident is all it takes and the commissioners do not want to see this happen. He apologized for being radical but he informed the two men if nothing is done the commissioners have the right to close the road competely. Abengoa has been warned repeatedly about this issue and nothing seems to have been done. Again Dave apologized for being so radical but the safety of the residents has to come first. He has heard of families with children having to slam on their brakes and he himself has experienced the same thing as well as many other local residents. A gate was suggested but the Abengoa reps worry this may just give the all clear when open and for sure no looking at the oncoming traffic would take place. Mr. Robb said they may try to have someone out there watching the traffic. He said the security people working there are not direct employees of Abengoa either. Paula Rowden from Stevens County Health Department was next on the agenda. She told the commissioners how much she appreciated being able to go to the KAC meeting where she learned about changes due to Obamacare. She also learned Stevens County is one of the counties with the highest number of uninsured people. She went on to say approximately 52% of the patients using the clinic are uninsured and the clinic has seen over 400 new patients

since December 2012. She has appointed a “navigator” to help people sign up for Medicare. Paula talked to the commissioners about the possibility of using electronic medical records and the cost. She also talked about the transportation service they provide. They have been checking into the possibility of adding another vehicle and creating a route to run two times a week. She said the bus and driver could possibly fit into the department’s budget. Commissioners asked if she had an idea of a completion date for the department’s new location. She said they say December 1 but she is skeptical. Roger Lynch was present for the scheduled meeting with Abengoa. He was told they already left. Roger has an issue he needs to talk to the commissioners with Abengoa present. He understands they plan to build a berm to hold their fly-ash. This is industrial waste. He said KDHE is involved but feels the county should be also. He is concerned of the blowing - a prime example would be the ash blowing into Moscow following the fire. He presumed Abengoa would be present so they could explain this matter in more detail. Tony Martin came back in by request. He was asked to not put a sign about truck braking on Depot Road. They discussed some other matters with him. Commissioners said the meeting with Rodney Kelling would be in executive session and that would be the end of their meeting.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

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Lions Poster Winner Continued from page 1 trayal of the contest theme, “Our World, Our Future.” Hugoton Lions Club President Robert Veatch said he was impressed by the expression and creativity of the students at HES. “It is obvious these young people have strong ideas about what peace means to them. I’m so proud that we were able to provide them with the opportunity to share their visions.” “Noura’s poster will advance to face stiff compeition through the district, multiple district and international rounds of competition if she is to be declared the international grand prize winner,” Veatch said. One grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners will be selected. The grand prize includes a cash award of $5,000. “Our club is cheering for Noura as her poster advances in the competition, and we hope her vision will ultimately be shared with others around the world,” Veatch said. Students were asked to compose a paragraph expanding on

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Lions Club Peace Poster contest winners are announced Wednesday afternoon in the Hugoton Elementary Art room. From left to right in the front row are first place Noura Al-Hashmi, third place Janette Borjorquez, fourth place Faith Degollado and second place Gabi Lopez. In the back row are Hugoton Lions President their poster. Noura’s paragraph reads: “When I hear ‘Our World, Our Future’ I think about education and what our life is going to be. Also when I hear world peace, I think people holding hands. There’s no guns. Everyone being happy. Also, I think

Second Vice District Governor Fran Smith visits the Hugoton Lions Club November 14. Lion Fran gave an interesting talk about Helen Keller’s part in encouraging Lions Club to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness” at the 1925 Lions International Convention. Lion Fran also initiated four new members into the Hugoton Lions

Robert Veatch, Noura’s parents Samir “Dr. Sam” Al-Hashmi and Kenda Al-Hashmi, Hugoton Lions Linda Kates, Beth Wilcher and Mallory Moser and HES Art Instructor Robert Terrill. The winners received Pizza Hut gift cards for their efforts. Congratulations, girls!

that no one is left out. Everyone is happy, joyful and safe. So that’s what I think when I hear about world peace and ‘Our World, Our Future’.” Locally, Noura and three other sixth grade students were honored Wednesday, November

13 at the Hugoton Elementary School. Gabi Lopez won second place, Janette Bojorquez took third and Faith Degollado claimed fourth place. View international and merit award winners at www.lion All local posters submitted will be displayed in the Stevens County Library’s meeting room beginning next week. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs in 207 countries and geographic areas. In addition to its efforts toward conquering blindness, the organization has made a strong commitment to community service and helping youth throughout the world.

Club during her visitation. Back row left to right are Lions Rick Kates, Linda Kates, Charlie Wagner, Beth Wilcher, Casey Settlemeyer, Mallory Moser, Andy Moser, Max Williams, Frank Williams and Dean Brooks.  In front are Bob Eyestone, Second VDG Fran Smith, Club President Robert Veatch and Tom Romero.

Remember Early Deadline Friday, Nov. 22 at 12 NOON New Lions Club members are initiated at the November 14 meeting by Fran Smith, the Second Vice District Governor of District 17L. They are from left to right: Linda Kates, Andy Moser, Mallory Moser and Beth Wilcher.

Reading Roadmap initiative announced by Governor Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced a “Reading Roadmap” initiative designed to improve reading proficiency among Kansas grade school students by incorporating a wide variety of support services to educators, families and children November 14 . “Research continues to show that literacy serves a vital role in the success of children and families in Kansas,” Governor Brownback said. “Children who read well are more likely to graduate from high school career or college ready, and less likely to engage in high-risk behaviors as teenagers.” The initiative coordinates several programs with proven track records of success in literacy achievement in Kansas and across the United States. Rural School and Community Trust (RSCT) was awarded a $9 million TANF grant to partner with Families and Schools Together (FAST) and Save the Children (SCF) to provide the after-school programs focused on rural students. Save the Children’s after school efforts will consist of structured reading practice. FAST will encourage parental involvement through an eightweek program encouraging parents to take an active role in their children’s reading efforts. Additionally, the Boys and Girls Club will grow its afterschool and summer programs to incorporate a research-based literacy component in the urban areas of the state, including Topeka, Hutchinson, Wichita, Lawrence, Manhattan and Kansas City, Ks.

“We are happy to be a part of this important effort,” said Boys & Girls Club of America Government Relations Director Joyce Glasscock. “Improving literacy among our club members will benefit them by helping ensure academic success and an easier path to positive outcomes throughout their lives.” A separate, privately-funded effort known as Reading Recovery is identifying funding sources, to incorporate an inschool strategy to help teachers and administrators connect, communicate and leverage resources to promote literacy The University of Kansas will develop an evaluation system to measure third grade reading proficiency based upon the work of this comprehensive model. Participating schools will need to demonstrate a statistically significant increase in students reading at grade level by the fourth grade. A one-year renewal of grant will be considered, dependent on the success of the program. More than 20 rural school districts have expressed interest in the Reading Roadmap initiative. Efforts are under way to encourage involvement in additional districts. “We know that there is no one-size-fits-all program for Kansas students when it comes to learning how to read,” Governor Brownback said. “By effectively targeting our resources to help at-risk youth with a variety of support and services, we will move Kansas students to the top of the list of proficient readers in the U.S. and break the cycle of child poverty.”

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sports by Reece McDaniels

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Ana Peña and Taylor Haar named to All-League Volleyball Team 2013 Two Hugoton volleyball players have been named to the Great West Activities Conference (GWAC) All League Volleyball Team 2013. Ana Peña, a junior at Hugoton, has been named to the Second Team and Taylor Haar, a senior at Hugoton,

was named Honorable Mention. First Team consists of Kyann Eslick, a junior at Ulysses; Haley Heydman, a senior at Holcomb; Bailey Nickel, a senior at Scott City; Morgan Kistler, a senior at Ulysses; Taryn Bedore, a sen-

ior at Goodland; and Haileigh Shull, a senior at Colby. Second Team consists of Ellie House, a senior at Goodland; Ana Peña; Kylee Amos, a senior at Holcomb; Morgan Mengel, a senior at Colby; Carolina Gallegos, a junior at Ulysses; and Taylor Denis-

tona, a junior at Holcomb. Those named Honorable Mention are Taylor Haar; Kate-Lynn King, a junior at Goodland; Jessi Arnold, a junior at Ulysses; Kelly Wycoff, a senior at Scott City; and Brenly Terrell, a sophomore at Colby.

Lady Eagles A and B teams defeat Liberal South The Lady Eagles’ eighth grade basketball team battled Liberal South Monday, November 18 at home. After four quarters both the A and B teams defeated Liberal South. The A-team started out big with a first quarter of 18-1. By the half Hugoton had lengthened the lead to 32-3. “Overall, we played a pretty good game,” said Coach Nick Rodriguez. The second half the Lady Eagles added another 14 points while allowing Liberal South only two for a final score of 46-5. Scoring in the double digits for the Hugoton team was Dallie Hoskinson with 18. Laney Hoskinson and Caitlin

Lewis followed with eight points each. Other team mates adding points were Brooklyn Harper with six, JoHanna Rawlins four and Claire Lewis two. “We are moving the ball well on offense and are shooting pretty well. I would like to see us be able to finish a bit better while we are on the move. Those driving layups have to be finished,” said Rodriguez.

The B-team defeated Liberal South with a final score of 34-0. The Lady Eagles were six after the first quarter and by half time the Hugoton team had a score of 16. the girls did not let up the entire game not allowing Liberal to score a single basket. Trinity Warren was the top scorer for the Lady Eagles with eight points, followed closely by Caitlin Lewis and Jaysa Featherston with six

each. Also scoring for the team were Ady Gooch and Britta Beesley with four points each followed by Felecia Beard and Claire Lewis with two points each. “I like our movement to the basket but we need to finish with a made basket. I want to focus on better team defense and stopping dribble penetration and help side defense,” concluded coach Rodriguez.

Both HMS Lady Eagle teams post wins The eighth grade Lady Eagles played Horace Good November 14 where both A and B teams took the win. “This was the most well coached team we have faced this season.” said Coach Nick Rodriguez. The A-game started out close but as the game progressed the Lady Eagles distanced themselves to win, 47 - 27. Hugoton began the game with a five-point lead in the first quarter but moved to an eleven-point lead by halftime. “We had a lot of trouble with dribble penetration and could not guard them man to man. We switched to zone to help each other defensively

and it seemed to work for us,” added Rodriguez. Two players reached double digits for the Lady Eagles during this game. Dallie Hoskinson scored 26 points followed by 14 from Brooklyn Harper. Laney Hoskinson scored five and JoHanna Ralins added two. The B-team had to work hard to win this game, taking a one point win. “We shot the ball well from the free throw line and started to get the idea of when to push and when to back off some,” added Rodriguez. Hugoton took the lead in the first quarter but was tied 6 to 6 by halftime. The third

quarter also ended in a tied score of eight each. The fourth quarter was an exciting time for the Lady Eagles’ fans. As the ball traveled back and forth between goals Hugoton pulled the win out by one point, 14 - 13. Jaysa Featherston scored five points for the team, followed by four from Caitlin Lewis, and two apiece from Trinity Warren and Claire Lewis. Britta Beesely only scored one point during the game but it was the one point that gave the Lady Eagles the win. “We need to work on boxing out and we let them rebound too many shots,” concluded Rodriguez.

Lady Eagles basketball teams squash Dodge City The eighth grade Lady Eagles defeated Dodge City in both A and B games November 11. “We played very well in both games Monday,” said coach Nick Rodriguez. The A-team went to work early in their game winning it in a big way, 45 - 3. In the first quarter the Lady Eagles led 15 to 0. Continuing to put the ball through the hoop in the second quarter the Hugoton girls led 33 to 1 at half time. Slowing the pace in the third and fourth quarters, the Hugoton girls added 12 more points while allowing two points by Dodge City in the

third quarter. “The A-team played a really good game. We played really good defense and shot the ball better than we had in the previous three games,” added Rodriguez. Dallie Hoskinson was the team’s big scorer with 21 points. Laney Hoskinson followed with six and Brooklyn Harper and Claire Harper each added five. Caitlin Lewis, Ady Gooch and Britta Beesley each added two. Though the B-team game was closer in the end it was the Lady Eagles ahead by five. Trailing in the first half

the Hugoton girls rebounded in the second half to take the win 28 to 23. “The B-team game was a good game. We were behind most of the game and in the third and fourth quarters we played better defense and then made a couple easy baskets late in the game and played well to close out the game,” said coach Ridriguez. Claire Lewis scored double digits scoring ten points followed by nine from Caitlin Lewis. Jaysa Featherston followed with seven and Trinity Warren added two.

Seventh grade A-team wins, B-team narrowly loses in OT The girls seventh grade basketball teams split wins with Dodge City Middle School girls November 12. The A-team took the win, 1714 while the B-team narrowly lost by two in overtime, 16 18. The A-team had six Lady Eagles score, defeating their opponents by three. Magali Chavez added six points to the Lady Eagles scoreboard followed by Etni Guzman with four. Rebecca Johnson, Sesthleng Garcia and Megan Newlon each scored a basket along with a free throw by Malori McSpaden. “The girls played pretty well defensively and we will continue to work on our rebounding. We did a better job of moving the ball around on offense.” said coach Jill Nech. The B-team also did very well in their game taking it into overtime. Mekenzie Hag-

Sahayla Haar goes up for the basket at a seventh grade game against Horace Good. The girls battled the HG girls but could not get the win. man scored six points along with four points from Sahayla Haar and Claire Clark. Abby Heger also made her way to the basket adding one extra basket for the Lady Ea-

gles. “The girls played the best game they have so far. We just need to continue to work on making shots close to the basket,” concluded Nech.

Horace Good defeats Lady Eagles’ teams The seventh grade girls’ basketball team faced the Horace Good team November 14 on the Lady Eagles’ home court. The home girls worked hard but in the end it was Horace Good taking the win. The A-team went to battle against the visiting girls but fell short of the win. Jayla

Stump led her team in points with five baskets, followed by four points by Magali Chavez and two each by Sahayla Haar and Megan Newlon. With a total of 13 points, the Lady Eagles lost to Horace Good, who scored 40 points. The B-team also took a loss to the Horace Good

team, 13 - 27. Mekenzie Hagman led her team with eight points, followed by four by Claire Clark and one by Josselyne Jurado. “Both teams will continue to work on shooting so we can score more points,” concluded Coach Jill Nech.

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History From The Hermes Compiled by Ruthie Winget Thursday, November 27, 2003 A four-month sting operation netted seven suspects charged with alleged drug activity according to Officer Steve Lewis of the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office. Officer Lewis points out the action is a result of an investigation by Detective Ted Heaton and Sheriff Russ DeWitt. Officers purchased drugs from the suspects. Rocky and Leona Mason will celebrate their Twenty-Fifth Wedding Anniversary in December. They were married in Lamar, Co. December 16, 1978.

Thursday, November 25, 1993 Carol Swinney received another honor naming her as the Outstanding Teacher in her Subject Categories at Orlando, Fl. She also received the Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum Award for Excellence in Education. Thursday November 24, 1988 A moose was a temporary visitor at the Roger Bonsall farm south of Prairieola Equity Saturday. Cindy Bonsall explains Friday night, their dogs were particularly noisy. Cindy investigated her back yard Saturday morning and, to her sur-

Thanksgiving closings Continued from page 1 closed Thursday. First National Bank will only be closed Thanksgiving Day. Citizens State Bank will close at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday and will reopen Friday, November 29 until 4:00 p.m. Hi-Plains Lumber will be closed Wednesday and remain closed until Monday. Lin Goode and Company will be closed Thursday and Friday. Bultman’s will close early Wednesday and will reopen Friday. American Implement, Bultman Tire, United Wireless, CarQuest and NAPA Auto Parts will be closed Thursday only. Riley Chevrolet Buick will close at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday and reopen Friday with regular hours. Ghumm’s Auto Center will be closed Thursday and Friday and will have regular hours Saturday. Hugoton Tire will be open from

7:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon Thursday. Jeff Ramsey’s Farm Bureau office, Musgrove Insurance and Pyramid Agency will be closed Thursday through Monday. State Farm will close at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday and remain closed until Monday. Ag First will close at 12:00 noon Wednesday and will reopen Monday with regular hours. Tanner Rindel’s Farm Bureau office will be closed Wednesday through Friday for the holiday. The Stevens County Courthouse, the City of Moscow and the City of Hugoton will be closed Thanksgiving Day through December 2. Hugoton’s Senior Center will also be closed November 28. Please enjoy a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

MUSEUM UPDATE from The Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum Gladys Renfro and Beulah Carter The Judge’s gavel on the right is displayed at the Stevens County Gas and Historical Museum. It was donated by Tillie Roehr. 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.

prise, discovered a moose. Thursday, November 24, 1983 Pearl Wilson was named Woman of the Year during festivities of Kappa Eta Sorority. A nurse, Wilson has served the community for years. Thursday, November 29, 1973 The debate team of Joy Ayers and Debbie Franklin won First Place at Johnson in the debate tournament. They were coached by Mrs. Swinney. Rolla Pirates football team won State Championship by beating Luray 58-18. Thursday, November 28, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated Friday, November 22, 1963 at Dallas, Tx. Bigbee Motors moved their business from Main Street to Sixth and Jackson. They are having an Open House November 30, 1963 to celebrate. The movies offered at the

Rusada features Jerry Lewis as “The Nutty Professor” and Paul Newman in “Hud”. Thursday, November 26, 1953 Pvt. Ralph D. White, son of Carl R. White of Moscow, has arrived in Camp Rucker, Al., to undergo basic training. Thursday, November 26, 1953 Otha Spangler, an employee of Bigbee Motor Company for seven years, will become manager of the Conoco Service Station at Fifth and Main, succeeding Clarence Talbot. Friday, November 23, 1928 Carl Jones was appointed City Marshal of Hugoton and immediately assumed his duties last Friday. 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.

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PUBLIC NOTICE (First Published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, November 21, 2013) 3t REQUEST FOR BIDS Notice is hereby given that Stevens County, Kansas is soliciting bids for construction of TAXILANE REPLACEMENT, HUGOTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT. The project consists of removing the existing pavement, drainage improvements, and constructing new concrete pavement. Stevens County shall provide all of the funds required for this project. All Federal, State and County regulations must be complied with. Sealed proposals for the proposed construction will be received by Stevens County until 11:00 am local time December 11, 2013 in the Commissioner’s Room of the Stevens County courthouse at Hugoton, Kansas at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidders are encouraged to be present at the bid opening, but if the bid must be mailed it should be addressed to the following: Stevens County Clerk 200 E. 6th Street Hugoton, Kansas 67951 All Bidders are to be prequalified with the Kansas Department of Transportation, as outlined in Section 102 of the KDOT Standard Specifications. All bids shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond or a Certified or Cashiers check in the amount of 5% of the total bid. Checks or bonds are to be made payable to Stevens County and serve as a guarantee of the sincerity and in-

tegrity of the bidder, and shall be forfeited to the County if said proposal or bid is accepted and the bidder fails to execute the contract and file the required statutory and performance bonds as required in the contract documents. All mailed bids must be received prior to the stated bid opening time. The envelope should be clearly marked as to its contents. The bid proposal consists of the following: TAXILANE REPLACEMENT HUGOTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT Work will begin no earlier than the date of the Notice to Proceed. All work shall be completed within 50 working days after Notice to Proceed. Plans, Specifications and Contract Documents may be examined at the County Clerk’s Office in the Stevens County Courthouse, Municipal Airport Office, and at the Engineer’s Office at the following address: Kirkham, Michael & Associates, Inc. 217 N. Douglas P.O. Box Ellsworth, KS. 67439 Contractors desiring Plans and Specifications may obtain such at the above address upon receipt of deposit of Seventy Dollars ($70.00) cash, check or money order for each set. NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE Stevens County reserves the right to waive any and all technicalities and to reject any and all bids. /s/ Pam Bensel Pam Bensel, County Clerk

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STEVENS COUNTY Activity Center - 544-2283 Nutrition Center - 544-8041 ~ Barbara Beeks ~ A beautiful, clear, crisp Monday morning. Had a lovely weekend. Did you ever see so many golden leaves on the yards and blowing down the streets? We have had a very nice fall. Thank goodness we haven’t had those awful tornadoes. We had our board meeting last week, and this week the board will be interviewing some applicants for the director job. Thanksgiving is coming right up. It makes me sad to think our country hardly takes the time to be very thankful for what we have. As a whole, we are very fortunate. Have a great week.

Ernie Reyes Jr., star of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I and II,” “Surf Ninjas” and “The Rundown” made an appearance in Hugoton Saturday to promote an anti-bullying campaign and promote the value of martial arts in youth development.

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By Rich Fowler, Social Security Operations Supervisor, Dodge City START A NEW TRADITION WITH SOCIAL SECURITY The holiday season has arrived — a time of year that is steeped in tradition. Different families may have different holiday traditions, but most have roots in a society or culture and thus are observed by many people. Essentially, tradition is all about passing along certain beliefs and customs from one generation to the next. We’d like to suggest that you start a new tradition. No, we’re not suggesting you do away with the Christmas tree or menorah. Break the tradition of trudging to an office when you need to do business with Social Security. Replace the old-fashioned way of doing business and embrace the

new, easier, more convenient way — online. Sometimes it’s a good idea to break an old tradition and make a new one. Some traditions evolve. Many of the things your parents or grandparents did in a Social Security office you can now do online. For example, if you’re not receiving benefits, you can request your Social Security Statement or use the Retirement Estimator to get an accurate picture of what your future benefits will be. You can read or listen to our publications, find out whether you qualify for benefits — even apply for Social Security disability, retirement, and spouses benefits online from the comfort of home. Set up an online my Social Security account to get your

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Menu Nov. 21 ..........Smothered Steak Nov. 22 ...............................Fish Nov. 25.....................Sloppy Joe Nov. 26 ...............Ham & Beans Nov. 27................Chicken Fried .....................................Steak Nov. 28.................Thanksgiving .......................Center Closed Activities Schedule Thursday, November 21 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bridge......................................... Friday, November 22 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bingo........................12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 23 Cards .........................6:00 p.m. Monday, November 25 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Line Dance.................7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 26 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bridge......................................... Wednesday, November 27 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Paint...........................1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 28 Happy Thanksgiving! Center Closed

Chamber board draws for the Grocery Grab The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce board meeting was November 13, 2013 at the Senior Center in the craft room at noon. Present at the meeting were Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce Ruth Van Horn, Hugoton Hermes reporter Ruthie Winget and board members Cathy Wolters, David Snyder, Kimberly Kraisinger, Courtney Leslie, Leslee Hoggatt and Dean Van Horn. President Kimberly Kraisinger presided. The minutes of the previous month were approved.

The bills were paid. The board members turned in the Grocery Grab tickets they had sold. All the Grocery Grab tickets were put in a container for the drawing. Amanda Willis was the name drawn. Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 10:00 a..m., Amanda will win as many groceries as she can fit in one grocery cart in five minutes. Ruth announced she had sent out postcards to the chamber members concerning the Chamber Luncheon which will be November 19, 2013 at the Library. There will be no luncheon for December. The board decided to have

their Annual Meeting during the January 20, 2014 regularly scheduled luncheon. They decided to select the date for the Chamber Banquet at a future time. The board passed the motion to offer 50% discount for the first year’s membership to newly established businesses. Ruth stated she is working with Ulysses to schedule Legislative Updates for 2014. They hope Steve Powell, Steve Alford and Tim Huelskamp will attend. The meeting adjourned. Their next meeting will be December 11, 2013.

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Chamber President Kimberly Kraisinger draws the lucky ticket for the Grocery Grab. Amanda Willis was the owner of the lucky

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Daira Brower is certified as Child Nutrition Manager 1 Daira Brower, who works in Unified School District No. 210 in Hugoton, has achieved the Certified Child Nutrition Manager 1 distinction for completing 60 hours of KSDE-sponsored Child Nutrition Management Academy training. KSDE commends Daira Brower for her dedication to Child Nutrition Programs and professional development.

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Open enrollment starts for KanCare members Seven of the 13 Veterans who reside at Pioneer Manor are, back row, left to right: Karoll Wagner, Eugene Renfro and George Mead. Front

row, left to right, are: Kenny Keith, Roy Cox, Mary Parrott and Donnie Leeper. Thank you for your service!

Pioneer Manor honors resident Veterans Veterans’ Day members of the community joined residents of Pioneer Manor in honoring the Veterans who reside there. Those who proudly served their country in the Army are Ruby Smith, Donald Reynolds,

Hobart Quimby, Donnie Leeper, Karoll Wagner, George Burrows and Dr. Charles Littell. Others who selflessly gave to their country are Mary Parrott-WAVES, Kenny KeithNavy and Ron Bertram-Marine Corps. Former members of the

Air Force whose devoted service was recognized are Roy Cox, Eugene Renfro and George Mead. Everyone appreciated the music provided by the second graders from Hugoton Grade School.

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Nuts! I seem to have an abundance of pecans, peanuts, etc. right now due to a lot of fundraisers! The good thing is, nuts are a great, nutrient-dense food. Research continues to show that people who regularly eat nuts appear to have lower cholesterol levels, and may have a lower risk of heart disease. Nuts’ rise from the nutritional basement to bright star is part of the nutritional rethinking of the role of dietary fats. We now understand that the type of fat matters in the diet, and that some fat is good. Nuts are naturally high in unsaturated fat, the type found in olive and canola oils, and may offer other valuable nutrients as well. They are excellent sources of fiber, vitamin E and magnesium. As a protein source, nuts are excellent contributors. A fourth cup serving of peanuts yields nine grams of protein — about the same as an ounce of roast beef or tuna. Some nuts — walnuts, for example — are excellent sources of omega-3 fats. Nuts also contain resveratrol, a phytonutrient scientists are studying for its protective effects in the body. So, nuts are nutritious, but aren’t they high in calories? While an ounce of nuts contains

about 160 to 200 calories, they certainly aren’t the same empty calories as that eight ounce soda. Portion control is the key with nuts, as it is with most foods. Instead of opening the jar of nuts and downing the contents, consider ways to include a few nuts strategically throughout the day. For starters, many breakfast cereals contain nuts — there are lots to choose from. Add a few nuts to a carton of yogurt, a bowl of oatmeal, or sprinkle some over your pancakes as they cook. Pack some along for snacks, or add them to a salad or stir fry. Be sure to remember to count nuts as part of your protein allotment for the day. The lowestcalorie nuts at 160 per ounce are almonds (23 nuts: six grams protein, 14 grams fat); cashews (16 to 18 nuts: five grams protein, 13 grams fat); and pistachios (49 nuts: six grams protein, 13 grams fat). Avoid nuts packaged or roasted in oil; instead, eat them raw or dry roasted. Roasted nuts may have been heated in hydrogenated or omega-6 unhealthy fats, or to high temperatures that can destroy their nutrients. Ounce for ounce, macadamia nuts (10 to 12 nuts; two grams protein, 21 grams fat) and pecans (18 to 20 halves; three grams protein, 20 grams fat)

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have the most calories at 200 each, along with the lowest amounts of protein and the highest amounts of fat. However, they’re still good nuts. The difference between these and the lowest calorie nuts is only 40 calories an ounce. As long as you’re practicing proper portion control and not downing handfuls at a time, any kind of raw, plain nut will give you a good dose of healthy fats and nutrients. Keep in mind, you could end up canceling out the hearthealthy benefits of nuts if they’re covered with chocolate, sugar or salt. Nut oils are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E, but they lack the fiber found in whole nuts. Walnut oil is the highest in omega-3s. Nut oils contain saturated as well as unsaturated fats. Consider using nut oils in homemade salad dressing or in cooking. When cooking with nut oils, remember that they respond differently to heat than do vegetable oils. Nut oil, if overheated, can become bitter. Just like nuts, use nut oil in moderation, as the oils are high in fat and calories.

KanCare members who joined the new Medicaid program January 1, 2013, will have an open enrollment period from December 1, 2013, to March 2, 2014. During this open enrollment period, members will have the opportunity to switch health plans after reviewing their current KanCare services and comparing services among the three KanCare health plans: Amerigroup, Sunflower State Health Plan, UnitedHealthcare Community Health Plan. This first group of members can expect to receive open enrollment packets by the end of November. Members who enrolled in KanCare after January 1, 2013, will have their open enrollment period in 2014 during the corresponding month of their original enrollment. KanCare members who like the plan they have now and do not want to change plans will be able to continue with their current health plan

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During that first hard winter, the Pilgrims discovered that it took a lot of determination plus a little help from their friends to get by. In much the same way, we wouldn’t be here without the support of good neighbors like you. Happy Thanksgiving and many thanks from all of us.

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City Council discusses contract Hugoton City Council met in regular session November 12, 2013 in the council meeting room at 5:15 p.m. Present at the meeting were City Clerk Thomas G. Hicks, Electrical System Supervisor Gary Rowden, Outside Utilities Supervisor Paul Nordyke, City Inspector Joshua Grubbs, Mayor Jack Rowden, City Attorney Wayne R. Tate and councilmen Mike Eshbaugh, Dan Corpening, Shannon Crawford and Tron Stegman. Also attending the meeting were Police Chief Courtney Leslie, EcoDevo Director Neal Gillespie, Hugoton Hermes reporter Ruthie Winget and Vance and Kendra Hall. Councilman Dean Banker was absent. The council approved the minutes of the previous meeting as well as the October municipal judge’s report. Joshua Grubbs reported a safety meeting took place October 2, 2013 where they learned of loader operation and safety. Building projects in progress include the building which was formerly Pioneer Manor at 1505 S. Eisenhower and 731 S. Polk. Vance Hall reported there was heavy traffic in the alley behind the Corner Mart, making it a safety issue for the residents along that alley. He proposed making the alley one way going south. The council passed the motion to table this matter until the next meeting. The council approved the motion to issue a Cereal Malt Beverage license to The Pantry, also known as Presto.

The council also passed the motion to approve the contract for the 2013 audit with Hay Rice and Associates for the amount of $10,200. Neal Gillespie brought in a copy of the agreement for the Kansas Moderate Income Housing Grant. The grant was approved for $250,000. The city of Hugoton was under the impression they would be the conduit in which the money would run through. However, the agreement needs to be adjusted. Attorney Tate agreed to contact the state to tweak the contract. The contract was tabled until the next meeting. The council voted to accept David Goetzinger’s resignation from the police department. KDI asked for the city to waive their $4,000 penalty on the light bill. The city office did not receive the check until October 18 due to the Columbus Day Holiday. The motion to waive the penalty died due to lack of a second. Paul Nordyke reported they were almost through cleaning out the sewer lines for the annual cleaning program. He discussed contracting out the street sealing for the next year. It would be less expensive since no new equipment would have to be purchased. They contracted it last summer to B&H Paving out of Scott City for $26,000. They took two days to pave the streets that needed sealed. The meeting adjourned. The next city council meeting will be December 9, 2013.

The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce is here for YOU! What a great time we had at White’s Foodliner Saturday morning. Amanda Willis was the winner of the Grocery Grab. At 10:00 a.m. she ran through the aisles of White’s Foodliner and filled her cart. I think regular store business came to a standstill as we were all cheering Amanda on as she ran through the store. At the end of that excitement we drew three more tickets for White’s Foodliner gift certificates. $100 Gift Certificate – Project Hope; $75 Gift Certificate – Ashley Fiss; $50 Gift Certificate – Deleta Hoskinson. You really missed out on the fun if you were not there Saturday. White’s employees set up tables with samples of their fresh fruit and meat products and some of their holiday food and drinks. Thank you to all who supported this fundraising event by purchasing tickets and coming out Saturday. Also, thank you to the White’s Foodliner employees for all of their help and enthusiasm that made this such a great event. I hope everyone had a good time Saturday. Also Saturday, American Karate Studios had a visitor Ernie Reyes, Jr. a martial arts expert, stuntman and actor who was in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. It was my pleasure to meet Mr. Reyes as he greeted all of the young karate students of the studio, signed autographs and took pictures. Everyone needs to tune into NCIS:LA (Cable Channel 6 – CBS out of Wichita) Tuesday, November 26 at 8:00 p.m. to see Mr. Reyes in his guest starring role. This was really an awesome opportunity for Hugoton to have such a personality visit our community. The Stevens County Library is again having their Recipe Swap and time is running out. Write up and take your favorite recipe (or recipes) to the Library and add them to the recipe box by November 27. You can also email them to recipes@stevens There will be a come-and-go luncheon for all those who have entered recipes on December 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Make the recipes you entered (enough to serve 12-15 people each) and

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE bring them to the luncheon. You will get to try everyone’s recipes and take home a booklet with all of the recipes that were entered. Contact a library staff member for additional details. Friday, December 6 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. is the annual PEO cookie sale at the Citizens State Bank annex, 600 South Main Street. 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 Santa Committee is working on plans to sponsor a Winter Carnival in conjunction with the arrival of Santa in Hugoton Saturday, December 7 to visit with the local children. Proceeds from this event will benefit Project Hope. If you are involved with a business or organization that would like to sponsor a booth, contact the Chamber office for details. We hope to make this a fun event for the children of our community. As the holidays approach don’t forget Chamber Gift Certificates are the PERFECT gift for Anyone, Anytime! Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas . . .Chamber Gift Certificates are the solution for all of your gift giving needs. Purchasing Chamber Gift Certificates ensures your money is staying in our local economy making our local businesses strong. Stop by the Chamber Office and purchase a Chamber Gift Certificate. These certificates can be written for any amount and are redeemable at most Stevens County businesses. Shop STEVENS COUNTY First! The Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce and Stevens County Economic Development Web site — www.stevenscoun 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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USD 210 Board of Education discusses financial legislation The Hugoton USD 210 Board of Education met November 18, 2013 for a regular Board of Education meeting. Stephanie Heger, President of the Hugoton School District Board of Education called the meeting to order. Present at the meeting were Paula Rowden, Todd Gayer, Matt Mills, Stephanie Heger, Martin Daharsh, Barry Hittle and Don Beesley. Also present were Tiffany Boxum, Mark Newton, Jan Kilbourne, Lance Custer, Gregg Errebo, Elise Heger, Craig Hay, Mark Crawford, Traci Shields and Kay McDaniels. The agenda was approved. The consent agenda was amended. The board accepted the resignations of Linda Bentz and Tamara Baehler – Preschool aide effective November 26, 2013. Carson Stanley resigned, and then rescinded his resignation this week; this resignation was pulled out of the consent agenda. The board accepted the new hires of Robyn Medina – Payroll Clerk apprentice. Max Williams is retiring later this winter; Bruce Holden – second shift custodian; Anna Martens – MS/HS cook: 20 hours a week; and Rebekah Allen – bus route driver. Mr. Craig Hay of Hay-Rice and Associates of Liberal discussed some of the high points of the financial audit for fiscal year 2013. He talked about the June 30, 2013 financial statement to the board members. Elise Heger updated the board on the Teacher Mentor Program and how it is going so far this year. The district has 11 new teachers. She also discussed English Language Arts (ELA). ELA has monthly curriculum meetings focusing on rigorous instruction in the classroom. Also ELA works on complex text, vocabulary and balance of writing types to increase student college and career readiness. Elise also talked about focusing on rigorous instruction around the mathematical practices such as concept, practice and application. The district is adding more writing to math classrooms. This simply helps

students to process what they have learned and is another measure for teachers to check for understanding. Science is focusing on inquiry based, hands on instruction with less computer based modules in the middle school science classrooms. Elise also talked about the new Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) class at HHS. Elise talked about assessment updates. The new KSDE Transitional assessment in math and ELA will use Kansas College and Career Ready questions with no written responses this year. Grades third through eighth and some eleventh will be tested. Elise said all students are MAP tested in fall and spring and some in winter. MAP or Measures of Academic Progress is the norm referenced test USD 210 uses to measure student growth. Superintendent Mark Crawford talked about the upcoming legislative session. There will be four or five topics that will have a massive impact on the future of Kansas public education. The first one is Gannon vs. State of Kansas – Kansas Supreme Court ruling due this December or January. The second one is the Constitution – There will likely be efforts to get a constitutional amendment to take out certain language in Kansas Constitution supportive of public education. The verbiage and responsibility for our legislatures is found in the phrase “suitable education.” The third one is Common Core – Anti-common core work will continue with efforts to defund the implementation of these College and Career Ready standards. According to Superintendent Crawford there are still a lot of misunderstandings and fears about these standards. And the fourth one is Elections – Incumbent Gov. Sam Brownback is being challenged by a Paul Davis/Jill Docking ticket. This election and Kansas House Representatives will be November 4, 2014! In December or January, the Kansas Supreme Court will an-

nounce how it will rule on the Schools For Fair Funding (SFFF) lawsuit. Mark has tried to get a hold of Representative Steve Alford (R – Ulysses).  He is interested in his perspective on this topic.  Mark shared an excerpt from a New York Times article on this subject. “The debate over school funding dates to the 1960s, when lawmakers amended the Constitution, adding an article that laid out provisions for education aid. It read, in part that ‘the Legislature shall make suitable provision for finance’ of public education.” “Several court cases in the ensuing years wrestled with education funding. The current case, Gannon vs. Kansas, grew out of one that started a decade ago, Montoy vs. Kansas. In Montoy, a coalition of students and school districts argued that the Legislature failed to finance schools at a level in accordance with the state’s Constitution.” “Montoy resulted in a 2005 ruling in which lawmakers raised the base state funding to $4,492 per student (from about $3,900), and the court approved it.” “The state began phasing in increases each year and got up to $4,400 per pupil by the 2008-09 school year. But amid a financial crisis, the Legislature and the governor, Mark V. Parkinson, began scaling back the amount of aid in 2009. The decreases have continued under Mr. Brownback and the per student figure is now at $3,838.” “In response to the cuts, a new coalition of students and school districts sued the state in what has become the current case, Gannon vs. Kansas. A district court in January ruled in favor of the Gannon plaintiffs and the case is now before the Supreme Court on an appeal by the state.” Superintendent Crawford talked about the $2.5 million generated locally to fund USD 210, known as the Local Option budget. He said “It takes 13.8 mills to produce this supplement to the general fund. If the state was funding our schools at $4,492, which is the current law on the books, we could re-

duce our local mills by 6.2, thus giving our patrons a tax break. I believe the Kansas Supreme Court will rule in favor of schools, and then we will see a power struggle and a blame game. Yes, the state is broke, but our fiscally conservative legislatures knew this when they listened to the Governor and made massive cuts to personal and corporate income taxes. Governor Brownback is not cutting taxes; he is shifting the tax burden to local property owners.” Mrs. Boxum, Primary School Principal praised the students at HES for their giving to support Project Hope. Last week they collected pennies Tuesday, nickels Wednesday, dimes  Thursday  and quarters  Friday  for a total of over $2,800. Attendance at the Parent teacher conferences was excellent. All but one attended. After the last one the school will have 100 percent. Tiffany talked about all the fundraisers going on at the Elementary. She also said Veterans Day last Monday was a great success.  Mark Newton, Intermediate School Principal talked about the Alert Alarm company of Moscow updating camera systems at the Elementary school. Mark and Curtis Crawford did a walk through and looked at all the cameras and talked about relocating some plus adding more. Mark informed the board the band concert had been moved to December 10 following the choir concert. Choir concert will start at 7:00 p.m. with the band concert to follow. Lance Custer, Middle School Principal, also talked about security cameras. A larger TV is now in place in the HMS office. The middle school added signs to doors telling student that they will be locked during school hours. He also talked about the cost of safely removing old chemicals from the HHS chemistry room. Lance reported that 80 percent of parents participated in the parent/teacher conferences. Gregg Errebo, High School Principal talked about additional doors to the Industrial Arts building being secure during school hours. He said the

high school play was well attended. The KU honors banquet recognized 16 students. He told the board that about 60 percent of parents attend the parent/ teacher conferences. Jan Kilbourne, HLA Principal, gave his report to the board. He told the board the back door to HLA is locked now. There are 19 Mennonite students plus the adult and virtual students. He informed the board he had 100 percent at the parent/teacher conferences. High Plains Education Cooperative (HPEC) Report was given by Paula Rowden. She said there is a meeting this Thursday. The board talked about the book How Children Succeed. The Board of Education members will have a building walkthrough this Friday, November 22 for American Education Week. The board approved the financial report for fiscal year 2013. Also approved was the application to the Kansas Department of Education for an Innovative School District designation beginning in the 20142015 school year. In May of last school year, this motion was approved, “Motion to approve the Central Office to explore the designation of USD 210 being an Innovative School District for the 2013-2014 school year.” If this application is approved in Topeka, this designation would exempt the district from two areas of stifling laws, for up to five years. One area is teacher licensure and one area is mandated testing for all the English Language Learners. The district has spent a total $79,163.60 on getting teachers from other states a KSDE “highly qualified” teacher license since 2007. The exhaustive KSDE Licensure Board hurdles are only achieved through state mandated “plans of study,” and/or an alternative licensure program with Fort Hays State University (Transition to Teaching or T2T) of which the district pays for all the tuition. If the state approves the specific plan, for next school year, Mark Crawford will present this information to all teachers and staff later this school

year and answer all questions. Elise Heger and Mark are still working out the details for an assessment protocol to substitute for the KELPA. The KEPLA’s downfall is that it is aligned to the old state standards, the district does not use the data and it is time extensive for both the student and the ESL teachers and support staff. The motion to approve a new hourly position of elementary school ESL Aide as well as the job description was approved. This position is a need because the district keeps getting more and more ESL students with very limited English. The board approved the lowest responsible bid for a new roof in Northwest corner of HES. Approved was the low bid of $78,586 from DV Douglass Roofing, Inc. out of Garden City. The board approved Central Office secretary, Arlet Estrada to have the designation of District Treasurer. A motion was made and approved to table the "Effective Instruction" rubric. The motion for Superintendent to reconvene the Facility Visioning Committee this winter to explore long-term plans and costs for improvements or relocation of the Central Office was approved. This is simply a public awareness motion that is being considered. This patron committee will reconvene and give input into possible future directions. Their suggestions and ideas will be then passed onto the BOE. The board approved the hourly pay amount for College and Career Advocates to conduct home visits to seventhtwelfth graders. Pay of $15 an hour with an average of no more than two hours a week per advocate. This is the same pay amount given to Primary teachers in visiting families before school starts in August, each school year. The Parson's grant for music equipment at Hugoton Elementary School was pre-approved. This grant was written by Lindsay Denton. The board voted to terminate the employment of in Carson Stanley effective November 19. The meeting adjourned.

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MOSCOW NEWS by Sara Cross

Thursday, November 21 - Junior High Basketball at Keyes, Ok. at 4:30 p.m. Girls’ A-team followed by Boys’ A-team. Friday, November 22 - Moscow High School’s Dinner Theater production of “Here Come the Cows, Or Never Say Moo in Mesa”. Dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. with the play following. Saturday, December 7 - Moscow Recreation is

having a Basketball Buddy Day for any grade school kids who would like to participate. It begins at 10:30 a.m. in the high school gym. Wednesday, December 18 - Family fun night with a hypnotist in the high school gym at 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by Moscow Recreation. Admission is a non-perishable food item, canned or in a bag or box. For more information call Rusty at 598-2995.

Moscow Middle School choir students Grayson Christensen, Brittney Stuckey, Adrianna Salcedo and Monica Gonzales participated in the

Kansas Music Educators District Middle School Honor Choir festival at the Dodge City Middle School November 9.

Moscow Junior High boys secure the runner up position in the Hardesty tournament Saturday.

Good job boys. Everyone is proud of you!

Moscow Recreation sponsors hypnotist for family night The Moscow Recreation Center is sponsoring a night of fun and frolic for the whole family Wednesday, December 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gym. A hypnotist will

be available to instigate the mayhem and laughter. Admission is a non-perishble food item: canned, boxed or bagged. For any questions contact Rusty at 598-2995.

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Cuylor Cross received a scholarship Thursday evening from Billy's Blue Duck Barbecue and

the radio station 102.7. He was part of the Billy's top ten! Congratulations Cuylor.

The American Legion Auxiliary hosted their November meeting at the home of Hedy Lairmore. A small amount of the members were in attendance. The meeting was opened in the regular manner. The president, who is also secretary, read some of the correspondence. There was a card from the Watkins family thanking the Unit for the angel statue received in memory of Victor Watkins. There was also a card from Jackie Schmidt saying she was moving from Kansas to Fort Worth, Tx. to be close to her girls. The Fort Dodge Gift Shop for the Veterans will be December 12. A list was sent to Hugoton of suggested items to be donated or instead, a cash donation. The Hugoton Unit always sends cash. This year the Unit sent $100. The membership goal set for Hugoton is 38 members. At present there are 29 who have paid their dues. Following the meeting refreshments of coffee and pie were Jeanine Powelson served. brought the delicious pie. It was enjoyed by all. The next meeting will be a covered dish dinner at the Legion and Auxiliary Monday, December 9.

Stepping Stone will serve Thanksgiving dinner Stepping Stone Shelter, located at 1015 N. Washington in Liberal, will be serving Thanksgiving dinner at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 28. Anyone who doesn’t have other plans is invited to share the holiday meal with us. A traditional turkey meal with all the trimmings will be served. Anyone needing more information concerning the meal or volunteering to help may call 620-626-6024 or stop by the shelter. Submitted by Stepping Stone Shelter Executive Director Pat Allsbury.

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Poster Contest cal fires can be traced to misuse of electric cords, such as overloading circuits, poor maintenance and running the cords under rugs or in high traffic areas. Third grade students across Pioneer Electric’s ten-county service territory were asked to draw a poster of “electrical safety at home or school”. Students were encouraged to be as creative as possible, as the grand prize for the contest was a brand new bike and helmet. As an incentive for teachers to allow their classes to participate, the winning classroom teacher received $100 to use for classroom supplies. Susan Wylie, Megan’s teacher at Rolla Elementary, was especially excited about Megan winning the poster contest; she plans to use the $100 to take her students on a field trip. She is undecided about the location, but is sure her class loves to take trips and will appreciate the learning experi-

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Megan Robson’s poster, titled “Bad Wires Start Fires,” was selected from over 200 entries throughout the service territory. electric service. Headquartered in Ulysses, Pioneer Electric is a distribution cooperative owned and controlled by its members. Pioneer Electric serves approximately 15,900 retail electric meters spread throughout ten counties in southwestern Kansas. The system is made up of more than 117 miles of transmission line, 3,600 miles of distribution line and 21 sub-

stations. All of Pioneer Electric’s electricity is generated by Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, which is owned by Pioneer Electric and five other Kansas electric co-ops. Pioneer Electric is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative. For more information, visit

Dermot’s Thanks N Giving is Saturday The Dermot community will host their annual Thanks N Giving Supper Saturday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m. at

the Dermot School. Turkey, ham and dressing will be provided. Guests are asked to bring a salad or a dessert.

Barbara Little celebrates birth of Naomi Camilla

respectively. The boys won their game and brought home a third place trophy while the girls were celebrating their second place finish. The teams will travel to South Baca at Campo, Co., Tuesday, November 19. Good luck and keep strong!

Samantha Dunn participates in her first rodeo Samantha Dunn participated in her first rodeo the weekend of November 9 and 10 in Garden City. Samantha competed in the goat tail untying contest. Although she did not place, she re-

ally enjoyed following in the footsteps of her older cousin, Hannah Dunn. Samantha is the daughter of Hope Chance and Daniel Dunn. Good luck in the future, Samantha!

Hannah Dunn qualifies for rodeo finals The weekend of November 9 and 10 brought the last weekend for Little Britches Rodeo to a close in Garden City. Hannah Dunn was there to compete in goat tying, trails, poles, barrels and dally ribbon roping with her roping partner, Garrison Panzer from Lakin. Hannah placed third in goat tying Saturday and

placed in trails. This is the last Little Britches Rodeo of the season. Hannah has qualified for the finals in all of her events. She will be participating again in the spring with the rodeo circuit again. Hannah is the daughter of Mandy and Andy Dunn of Richfield. Good luck to Hannah and her horses!

Grandma Barbara Little and Naomi Camilla Little

Barbara Little is pleased to announce the birth of her first grandchild, Naomi Camilla Little. Naomi was born November 11, 2013 and is welcomed home by her parents, Rettah and John. She weighed seven pounds 15 ounces and was 20 ½ inches long. Naomi is sure to be spoiled by her grandma, great grandma and numerous great-aunts! Congratulations to this new family!!

Emma Payton joins Schnable family The question of will the football coach and his wife make it through football season or will she have the baby early has finally been answered! Jon Schnable and the former Anne Behan welcomed their first baby, Emma Payton, into the world November 12, 2013 (11/12/13 — so cool!) at 1:40 a.m., weighing eight pounds, four ounces and measuring 21 inches long. The high school football team already has plans to teach this young lady to play football in the coming months, so everyone better watch out! Emma is also welcomed by her maternal grandparents, Jim and Mary Behan, mater-

Emma Payton Schnable nal great grandfather Bill Hoffeditz of Hoxie and her paternal grandparents, Gardell and Kelly Schnable, and paternal great grandmother Nancy Smith of Ulysses, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. Congratulations to the new family!

PUBLIC NOTICE RHS Scholars’ Bowl team members show off their first place medals. In the front row are Chandler Burrows, Brianna Smith and Chandler Huddleston. In back are Karly Clinesmith and Mica Ratzlaff.

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Scholars from Rolla High School bring home another first place from South Gray November 14. Team members are, left to right, Jonathan Madison, Kaleigh Barrett, Karly Clinesmith, Chandler Burrows, Juan Martinez and Artemio Villa.

RHS scholars bowl team wins two trophies The Rolla High School Scholars’ Bowl Team continues to dominate their opponents, bringing home two first place trophies recently. Freshmen Brianna Smith, Mica Ratzlaff and Jonathan Madison, sophomore Chandler Burrows, junior Chandler Huddleston and senior Karly Clinesmith traveled to Syracuse Tuesday, November 12. Thursday, November 14,

seniors Karly Clinesmith and Kaleigh Barrett, sophomores Chandler Burrows and Juan Martinez, and freshmen Jonathan Madison and Artemio Villa journeyed to South Gray and conquered the teams there, keeping their “undisputed champions” status. Congratulations and good luck at the next meet, which is the Rolla Invitational meet at Rolla November 25.

November 22-23 NORAD ARGH Field Trip Friday, November 22 ARGH Sunday, November 24 High School Girls’ Basketball Fundraiser Dinner in Multi-Purpose Room; 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Scrimmage in new gym; 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 25 High School Scholars’ Bowl

at Home; 4:00 p.m. School dismissed at 3:00 p.m. November 27-29 Thanksgiving Break Friday, December 6 FDA workshop featuring 12 most unwanted bacteria from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lunch is provided. Call Zeta Greene for enrollment and questions at 620-593-4345 or

RHS girls’ basketball will serve chicken and noodles Sunday Sunday, November 24 will be a great day to eat out after your Sunday services. The Rolla High School girls’ basketball team will be offering a free-will donation dinner of chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes, green beans, hot roll, dessert and tea or water. The meal will be served

from 11:00 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. in the multipurpose room. At 2:00 p.m., the high school girls will scrimmage the junior high boys basketball team in the new gym. Admission for the scrimmage is one bottle of Gatorade. Come out and support the girls’ basketball team!

Look who’s new Science workshop offered

RJH teams compete at Hardesty Junior High basketball season is off and running, beginning November 11 with the Hardesty Tournament. Both girls’ and boys’ Pirate teams won Monday and the teams advanced to the games Thursday. Sadly, the boys lost while the girls remained victorious. The teams played for third and first,

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ence. Along with her parents, Dave and Brandy Robson, grandpa Jerry Robson, older brother JD and sister Morgan present, Megan was surprised with her new bike and helmet Wednesday, November 13 during the elementary lunch time. Rae Gorman, Energy Services Supervisor and Sadee Rohleder, Communications Specialist, were present from Pioneer Electric. Gorman gave a short presentation and explained the poster contest. “During the presentation she held up the winning poster and right away Megan stood up and recognized the drawing,” Rohleder said. “Wearing a smile from ear to ear, she walked right up to the bike and just stared at it, she was definitely in shock, even more later when she noticed her family was also there.” Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc. is dedicated to providing members with safe and reliable

Thursday, November 21, 2013

NOTICE OF SUIT STATE OF KANSAS to the above named Defendants and The Unknown Heirs, executors, devisees, trustees, creditors, and assigns of any deceased defendants; the unknown spouses of any defendants; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of any defendants that are existing, dissolved or dormant corporations; the unknown executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, successors and assigns of any defendants that are or were partners or in partnership; and the unknown guardians, conservators and trustees of any defendants that are minors or are under any legal disability and all other person who are or may be concerned: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Mortgage Foreclosure has been filed in the District Court of Stevens County, Kansas by Federal National Mortgage Association, praying for foreclosure of certain real property legally described as follows:

for a judgment against defendants and any other interested parties and, unless otherwise served by personal or mail service of summons, the time in which you have to plead to the Petition for Foreclosure in the District Court of Stevens County Kansas will expire on January 2, 2014. If you fail to plead, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the request of plaintiff. MILLSAP & SINGER, LLC By:____________________________ Chad R. Doornink, #23536 Travis Gardner, #25662 11460 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Ste. 300 Leawood, KS 66211 (913) 339-9132 (913) 339-9045 (fax) By: ______________________________ Jennifer M. Walker, #24713 Aaron M. Schuckman, #22251 612 Spirit Dr. St. Louis, MO 63005 (636) 537-0110 (636) 537-0067 (fax) ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF MILLSAP & SINGER, LLC IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

Free Science Curricular materials will be given away December 6, 2013. Zeta Greene will be presenting materials from the FDA workshop featuring the 12 most unwanted bacteria. The curriculum includes hands-on labs and refreshing ideas with bacteria in the food supply. If you are a middle school or high school teacher or home

school students this workshop is a perfect choice. At the end of the course an entire lab curriculum will be distributed. The workshop is Friday, December 6, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. You may contact Zeta Greene to enroll or if you have questions. Call 620-593-4345 or email

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

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

HELP WANTED HELP WANTED: Helper for elderly lady. Call 620-428-5033 for more information or 620-544-8202. (2c46) --------------HELP WANTED: Need a Change? Quality Environment? If you are an RN or LPN looking for a quality place to work, a family-like environment, visit us at Wheatridge Park Care Center. We are a premier provider of long-term care services and we are offering an opportunity for the right person to join a great place to work on our nursing team. Become a part of a family of caring individuals who believe in our mission of “Dignity in Life”. Along with a great team of skilled professionals, Wheatridge Park offers: Up to $3,000 Hire On Bonus; Shift Differential; Excellent benefits; Opportunities to learn and grow. Interested individuals should apply at: Wheatridge Park Care Center, Tracey S. Gardner, DON, 1501 S. Holly Drive, Liberal, KS 67901. 620-624-0130. (4c47) ---------------


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is currently seeking an enthusiastic, customer-service oriented person to join our retail sales staff. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Plant knowledge helpful. Apply at Yardmaster 225 S. Main in Hugoton (2c47) POSITION AVAILABLE HPEC Paraprofessional at Rolla, USD 217 Job Title: Special Education Paraprofessional Term: 2013-2014 school year Salary: Determined by education and experience Qualifications: (1) High School diploma or GED (2) Can work well with children and peers Deadline: Position open until filled.


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.

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Applications available at Please submit to: USD 217 District Office, 204 Van Buren, Rolla, Ks. 67954 Phone: 620-593-4344 Fax: 620-593-4250 (2c46)

HELP WANTED Ulysses Feedyard is looking for a

Run skid steer. Repair fences, water tanks. Benefits include affordable Health, Dental & Vision. ESOP retirement program.

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Duties will include working on Feed trucks, Tractors, changing bearings and maintance of comapany vehicles. Benefits include affordable health, dental & vision insurance & ESOP retirement program. Please Call for more information. Ulysses Feedyard, 1765 E. Rd 21, Ulysses, Ks. (2c46) 620-356-1750

Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time, Part-time and PRN RNs and LPNs to work at Pioneer Manor These positions are for all shifts. Qualified candidates must have Kansas RN/LPN licensure to be eligible. We offer an outstanding benefits package, 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/LPNs who live 15 miles or more outside of Stevens County.


NOW HIRING Multiple Positions

Now Hiring: Two very high quality, detail oriented, automotive paint and body technicians and One experienced manager for our auto body shop. Also, One car salesman for our dealership. (Call for job duties & qualifications) Job Qualifications Include: High School Diploma, Vocational / Technical School Graduate or equivalent Must be punctual and organized Must be able to manage workloads as they increase and meet deadlines for optimal customer service Job Duties Include: Automotive damage analysis Paint matching and correction High quality paint work High quality body repairs and metal work We offer benefits and a VERY competitive pay plan!! – Please call for details! We are accepting applications in person at our office All interviews will be by appointment

Applications may be obtained at Stevens County Hospital, 1006 S. Jackson or call Human Resources at 620-544-6141 for more information.


The Hugoton Hermes Will Be Closed Thursday, November 28 & 29, 2013 For Thanksgiving. We Will Reopen Monday, December 2 With Regular Business Hours.

Have a bountiful holiday! Early deadline is Friday, November 22 at 12 NOON!

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Current Openings at Stevens County Hospital, Medical Clinic and Pioneer Manor Nursing Home • Full-time, Part-time, and PRN RNs or LPNs to work on the Med/Surg floor. These positions are for night shift (7 pm-7am) All candidates must have a Kansas RN/LPN licensure to be eligible. We offer an outstanding benefits package, 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 who live 15 miles or more outside of Stevens County. • Full-time Transportation Aide to take Residents to and from appointments, as well as working as a CNA in the households. This position requires a Kansas CNA license. We offer an excellent benefits package and competitive wages. • Homemaker in the Dietary Department - Pioneer Manor. Hours include day and evening, some weekends and holidays. Candidates need to have an understanding of basic food preparation, food safety and sanitation. This 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 dinner meals. • Full-time Medical Assistant. This position is Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm, as well as occasional Saturday mornings 9am - noon. Interested candidates must have completed the Medical Assistant course and have a certificate to be eligible for this position. We offer competitive wages and an outstanding benefits package. • Full-time Housekeeper for the Long Term Care Unit. This position is Monday-Friday 7am - 3:30pm, with some weekends required. • 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. • Full-time, night shift licensed CNA. We offer an excellent benefits package and competitive wages. • Fun, energetic individual to work as a Restorative Aide for the Long Term Care Unit; Monday-Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm, with occasional weekends. Candidates must have current Kansas CNA licensure with 2-3 years work experience, be able to read/write English, and enjoy working within a team setting. Computer skills are preferred, though not required. We offer a friendly work atmosphere, competitive wages and an excellent benefits package. • Team-oriented Radiographic Technologist to work PRN shifts. All eligible candidates must have a current Kansas CNA license, be a registered ARRT and be able to perform routine diagnostic X-rays and CT exams without supervision. • Enthusiastic, responsible individual to serve as a Full-time DME (Durable Medical Equipment) Clerk. This position is Monday-Friday, 8am5pm. We offer competitive wages, a friendly work environment and an excellent benefit package.

Please contact Human Resources at 620-544-6141 for more information regarding any current openings. Applications may be obtained at Stevens County Hospital Information Desk, located next to the Medical Clinic. Resumes may be emailed to (eot47)


THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a Petition for Final Settlement has been filed on November 7, 2013, in the above Court by Marilyn Harris, administrator of the estate of Jeffery D. Harris, deceased, praying for final settlement of the estate; approval of her acts, proceedings and accounts as administrator; allowance for administrator's expenses, attorney's fees and expenses,

and for payment of court costs; and also praying that the Court determine the heirs of the decedent and distributing and assigning to such heirs all Kansas property, or interests therein, owned by the decedent at the time of his death, and all personal property remaining in the estate. You are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 9th day of December 2013, at 1:30 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. Marilyn Harris, Administrator Petitioner Kramer, Nordling & Nordling, LLC Attorneys At Law 209 East Sixth Street Hugoton, Kansas 67951 Phone: (620) 544-4333 Fax: (620) 544-2230

PUBLIC NOTICE (Published in The Hugoton Hermes, Hugoton, Kansas, November 14, 2013) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF HAROLD E. SWAGERTY, DECEASED Case No. 13PR37 NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified a petition has been filed in the above Court on November 8, 2013, by Verda R. Swagerty, the surviving spouse of Harold E. Swagerty, deceased, praying for the determination of descent of all property, both real estate and personal, or interests

therein, owned by Harold E. Swagerty, within the State of Kansas, at the time of his death on April 25, 2013. You are hereby required to file your written defenses thereon on or before the 6th day of December, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. of said day in said Court in the district courtroom in Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the petition. Verda R. Swagerty Petitioner TATE & KITZKE L.L.C. 1024 S. Trindle, P. O. Box 909 Hugoton, KS 67951 Telephone: 620-544-2103 Attorneys for Petitioner

The Hugoton Hermes

Thursday, November 21, 2013

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HELP WANTED POSITION OPEN for Loader/Batch Operator in Feedmill at

Centerfire Feedyard,


located approximately 20 miles north on Hwy 25 and 6 miles east on Road 21 from Hugoton. We offer health, dental & vision insurance. Uniforms available.

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

Please apply in person.


CIRCULATION CLERK The Stevens County Library is seeking a Full-Time Circulation Clerk for the evening and weekend schedule. High school diploma or equivalent required. Library and/or public service experience preferred. Must have strong customer service, computer, oral and written communication skills. Benefits include retirement and health insurance. Salary commensurate with skills and education.

Applications and a full job description are available at the library. (tfc47)

715 S Adams- 2 bed/2 bath, fpl, 2 living areas, WIC Mst Bed, lots of storage, det garage.

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

848 Road G. - This home has 2 new electric heat and A/C units. House formerly on free gas. The gas company pays for up to 20,000 KW of Electric usage in lieu of free gas. The seller has purchased a used updated fireplace insert, but it has not been installed. The site also contains a mobile home site with septic, water and electric available. Lots of built in storage and a 10' x 10' concrete storm shelter accessed from within the house. Additional adjacent acreage is available for purchase.

131 S Madison- 2 bed/2 bath, 2 living areas, kitchen/dining combo, att garage, 30 x 40 metal bldg, 10 x 12 storage shed, fence, sprinkler, carport. Great neighborhood!!



The Hugoton Hermes classifieds!

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

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



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


FOR SALE: 1993 1/2 ton Chevy pickup, excellent condition. $2500. 26’ Road Ranger Travel Trailer. Great shape, $2500. Call 620-453-0780. (4p43) --------------FOR SALE: 1993 1/2 Chevy pickup. Excellent condition. $2200. 26’ Road Ranger travel trailer. Great shape. $2200 OBO. Call 620-428-0780. (4p47)

vacant lot - Kallen1408 S Jefferson StL- D SO bach Fourth Addition

Oak, Piñon, Mesquite, Pecan & More Delivery & stacking available Mark Faulkner-Broker Karen Yoder - Associate/Broker Residential & Commercial Specialist


Karen Yoder- 544-4161 or Cellphone 544-3730

Karen Yoder


Includes trucks, trailers, interstate authority. All records are clean. Quick easy way to get started or add onto! (4c44)


Chance Yoder

“Call Us For All Your Real Estate Needs”

Local small transportation company for sale.


508 S. Van Buren

3 bedroom/2 bath Completely updated home 1900 sq ft living area, plus att. 865 sq ft 2 car garage Fenced yard, nice neighborhood Sprinkler system, covered patio Large lots provide extra parking

Call 620-428-1112 or 620-453-2493

(2c46) (tfc)

201 6th Ave, Rolla Dallas Bressler (owner)

Garage Sale at Pigs R Us

110 East Seventh Friday, November 22 5 pm - ??? Saturday, November 23 8 am - ??? Snowmen ~ Santas ~ Trees ~ Greenery Ornaments ~ Houselight (New!) Christmas Serving Dishes Christmas Cards ~ Antique Christmas Decor

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

Big ~ Bold ~ Beautiful! 3429 sq. ft., 12-14’ ceilings, 3 car gar. Family room + living room

Entertainers’ Delight

54 years of decorating ~ Downsizing

2116 sq. ft. Basement! Workshop & Extra Lot

LOTS of Good Deals!

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


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Prestigious Location Commercial Building

Eileen Gregg, Broker


Sunflower Plaza

For more information call Dayna Folger at (4c46) 620-492-3698.

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

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

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

(park in back lot)

1030 S. Main


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

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Pioneer Manor Family Support Group

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

PUBLIC NOTICE (First Published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, November 14, 2013) 3t





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 6th day of December, 2013, at 10:00 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 & KITZKE L.L.C. 1024 S. Trindle, P. O. Box 909 Hugoton, KS 67951 Telephone: 620-544-2103 Attorneys for Petitioner



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1 Senior Apartment Also Available

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An Encouragement Group

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



Alan D. Higgins, Owner

Handy Haulers

Handicap Accessible Apartment


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

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


I HAVE it - you NEED it to get ready to decorate YOUR home!


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

Move In Ready


Christmas Decorations


Chance Yoder - Salesperson Agricultural Land Residential & Commercial Specialist

Chance Yoder- Cellphone 544-1907

12 Noon

Call 544-7350 or 544-1936

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

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

EARLY Deadline: Friday, Nov. 22

Downstairs - 3 bedroom & 1 1/2 bath

Feature Of The Week


The Hugoton Hermes Early Deadline Friday, Nov. 22 12:00 Noon

(21tfc) 110 West 7th Two Unit Brick Apartment FOR SALE BY OWNER 1200 square feet upstairs and 1200 in downstairs unit. Upstairs - 2 bedroom & bath

107 N Jackson St - vacant lot - Moorhead Addition


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813 S Washington Frame, 4 bed/2 bath, finished basement, nice kitchen w/appliances, att garage, fence. Much more!! Call for your showing!!

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

210 West 11th St- Over 4,000 sq ft brick, 4 bd, 3 ba, full finished basement, fenced yard, 3 fireplaces, formal dining, includes kitchen appliances, circle drive, lots of storage. Call to see this beauty!!

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

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

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

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

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The Hugoton Hermes For Results You Can Measure!

Thursday, November 21, 2013


How to Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey


The Little Gift Shop In The Corner Stevens County Hospital Auxiliary

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Member FDIC

Mrs. Armstrong’s class (Hugoton Elementary): From the Kitchen of Alyssa Rodriguez First: My gramdma washes the turkey and we put it on a plate. Next: We put it in the 100 degreez oven and wait for one hour. Last: We put stufing in it and cut it with a knife. From the Kitchen of Marlene Canales First you rip off the paper off the turkey. Next you get soult and por it on the turkey. Last you cook it 10 minits and you can poot halapenos and cook for 5 minits. From the Kitchen of Rudy Espinoza First you buy the turkey at the store. Next you put some pepper and salt on the turkey. Last you put it in the oven and you leave it in for 49 minutes and my oven is 500 degrees. From the Kitchen of Edel Moreno First you get a turkey. Then you put it in the oven it is going to be 300˚. Next you cook it for 3 minutes. Last you get the turkey out of the oven. From the Kitchen of Brianna Ordonez First, you get the turkey out

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of the freezer. Next, you get the giblets out of the turkey and put it in 100˚ oven for 30 minits. Last, you put potatoes beside the turkey. From the Kitchen of Brenda Juarez First, you get a turkey you put it on a plate. Next, you put seasning on your turkey with salt and paper the oven 100˚ hot. Last, you put it in the oven for 50 minets. From the Kitchen of Sebastien Gonzalez First, you get the turkey and put pepper and salt on the turkey. Next: you put it in the oven you cook it for 5 hours the temperrachure is 200 degrees last you take it out and then you enjoy it.

greez. Next You get the spices put the spice in the turkey. Last you set it up on the table. From the Kitchen of Victoria Holden Firts: You get a turkey and cook it in the oven for 50 minets at 5 dges. Next: You put salt and pepper when it’s out. Last: You cut it when it’s done. From the Kitchen of Thayne Cox First: You need to buy a turkey. Next: you cook the turkey. Last: you add peper and salt then you put it in for 1 hour and ten minets. And then enjoy your meal.

From the Kitchen of Maria Boschman First: you put it on a plate. Next: you put salt and pepper on the turkey. Last: you cook it for 5 minets. My oven is 100˚. From the Kitchen of Elena Zhang First: You get a turkey and put in in the oven at 100 degrees. Next: you cook for 30 minuts. Last You get the turkey out of the oven then set it on the table then you cut it into pieces. From the Kitchen of Hadlee Arrington First you get a turkey from the store. Next you put it in the oven for a half a hour the oven haves to be 100˚. Last you can season it with salt and pepper and garlic. From the Kitchen of Makenna Plummer First you get a turkey. Then you cook it for 20 min. The oven is 100 degrees. Next you put in some ingredeients salt and papper. Last you take it out of the oven. Then you cut it. From the Kitchen of Modesto Cruz First: You get the turkey and a plate. Next: You put it on the plate. Last: You bake it in tho oven at 5˚ about 25 minets. From the Kitchen of Alexis Jimenez First, you put vegetables beside the turkey. Next, you cook the turkey in the oven for 30 minutes. Last, you put in the gravy in the turkey. From the Kitchen of Logan Farrar First You get the turkey and cook it for 6 minuts at 60 da-

degrees for 2 months. From the Kitchen of Erynn Put it in the oven for 2 minutes at 26 degrees. Mrs. Johnson’s Pre-K & Preschool classes (Heritage Christian Academy) From the Kitchen of Chase Take feathers off. Get a knife and cut it up. Put it in the stove and eat it. You can put salt on it. From the Kitchen of Lilli Crites Get a turkey from a farm, cut it and then put it into the oven…then the microwave. Then you put con inside. Microwave for like 5 minutes. Maybe add salt.

Miss Lofgren’s first grade class (Heritage Christian Academy)

From the Kitchen of Lily Steers Start with powder and mix it with milk and water. Then bake it in the oven after you finish sewing it. Watch TV for some minutes and come get it when it beeps. Then serve it up!

From the Kitchen of Judith Stuff it with pepper and leave the feathers on it. Put carrots, mashed potatoes and green beans, then bread inside. Cook at 100 degrees for 8 hours.

From the Kitchen of Katelynn Go home and shoot a turkey. Cut it with a knife. Then stuff food inside of it. Butter it in the middle. Put a little salt in it. Cook on stove for 45 hours. Start eating.

From the Kitchen of Emerson Rip off the feathers. Give it a shot with green stuff (horse radish) and get the wishbone out. Cook at 12 degrees for 2 hours.

From the Kitchen of Jesus Put it in the stove for like 30 hours.

From the Kitchen of Clay Kill the turkey, stick in the freezer for 1 month, put it in the fridge for 1 month and cook it on the fire pit. Stuff it with birds. Cook at 9 trillion degrees to 1 trillion years. From the Kitchen of Lilly Take off the feathers and put it in the oven. Cook at 43 or 10 degrees for 1 hour. From the Kitchen of Ella Take off the feathers after you shoot it. Slice the turkey. Cook for 4 hours at maybe 33 degrees. From the Kitchen of Jeff Stuff the turkey with meat and then pop it in the oven. Then put carrots and broccoli around it. Cook at 2000

From the Kitchen of Lindy: First make chocolate muffins. Then get candy corns & put them around to make turkey feathers then stand one candy corn up with frosting for the head. From the Kitchen of Tripp: Cut it into pieces and roast it in the stove, and then get the hair off. From the Kitchen of Deric: Buy a turkey and warm it up. Cook it in a crock pot for 20 minutes. From the Kitchen of Ava: Put fruit and stuff in it. Put some sugar on outside. Put in the oven for 1 minute then its ready. From the Kitchen of Zoe: Put it in the oven, it gets fat. You eat it when it beeps. From the Kitchen of Kim: Buy a turkey; cook it in the oven like 20 hours.

SCCC Winter Concert is December 5 Thanksgiving is celebrating with a day of feasting and giving thanks for God’s goodness, a time of expressing our gratitude for our blessings this past year. This holiday season, we wish all our friends and customers a blessed Thanksgiving.

601 S. Main St. Hugoton, KS 67951

(620) 544-4331 MEMBER FDIC

The Music Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will present its winter concert at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 5 in the SCCC/ATS Showcase Theater, featuring Concert Band, Sound Express Show Choir and Singing Saints Concert Choir. Tickets are available by calling 620-417-1451 or coming by the office in the Shank Humanities Building, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal. Courtesy card holders and students are free with an ID. However, due to limited seating, tickets must be picked up in advance. Members of the choirs are Nancy Camacho and Sherelle Shuck both of Hugoton; Janneth Trujillo from Beaver, Ok.; Kyleigh Becker of Salina; Lluvia Baca from Kismet; Bradley Kinser and Jairo Vazquez of Turpin, Ok.; Shelby Stevens from Boston, Ma.; Derek Wilson of Fort Worth, Tx.; Kristina Simpson, Shannon Coen, Marissa Wiggins, Jessica Williams and Jasmine Howell from Elkhart; Zulema Duran of Satanta; and Alex Adame, Tabitha Barnett, Bobby Carpenter, Juan Carlos Contreras, Killian Doze, Michael Fisher, Hailey

Hoover, Francisco Morales, Luis Morales, Kim Nguyen, Kimberly Robinson, Natalie Robinson, Olivia Robinson, Megan Troutner, Jonathan Zamora, Zach Carpenter, Ben Nguyen, Aspen Jaramillo and Kayla Knudsen, all from Liberal. Concert band members include Jasmine Howell of Elkhart; Tempest Lahita from Turpin; Juan Salas of Satanta;

Diana Askew from Hugoton; and Hunter Sandell, Bradley Benson, Kevin Harmon, Killian Doze, Kimberly Vanley, Ricardo Nava, Elida Escarcega, Francisco Morales, Joel Hernandez, Miguel Rodriguez, Bryan Murillo and Lydia Augustine, all of Liberal. Money raised will go the SCCC/ATS Foundation for scholarships.

P lease Adopt Me! Bard and Shamaja would like a family with both a mom and a dad! Bard enjoys playing basketball, soccer and going camping. His favorite class in school is gym because he likes getting to exercise and play fun games. Bard is a phenomenal reader and works very hard at math. He does well in the classroom and is well liked at school. Shamaja is most proud of her singing and dancing abilities. Her favorite class in school is art; she likes being able to draw. Shamaja is very shy around her friends and with adults. Bard and

Bard, age nine and Shemaja, age seven Shamaja would like a forever home full of love, consistency and follow through. To learn more about adoption visit or call 877-457-5430. The children’s case numbers are CH-5725 & CH-5726.

November 21, 2013  

Official Newspaper of Stevens County, Kansas