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Volume 125, Number 27

Thursday, July 5, 2012

14 Pages, 70 Cents Plus Tax Per Copy

Pick up your copy of The Hermes Community Guide next week Due to the Fourth of July holiday and the large outpouring of interest in being a part of The Hermes’ Community Guide tabloid, we here at The Hermes have decided to put off the printing of the tab until next week. The holiday fell right on our regular printing date of Wednesday so the printers had to move everything around. Our tabloid has grown to such a size the printing of it would most likely not fit into the printer’s schedule - so you can look forward to the new Hermes’ Community Guide coming next week. If you are not a part of it as of yet - you’re in luck! You can still get in. Contact us at The Hugoton Hermes at 522 S. Main, or call us at 544-4321. We can come take a picture of your business, business vehicle or whatever you chose to represent you as a part of the community.

Burn bans in place in 46 of 105 Kansas counties

Summer is here with a vengeance. and area children are staying cool at the Hugoton Swimming Pool. With tempertures rising above 100° everyone is looking for a way to beat the heat. The

Hugoton Swimming Pool is ideal for all ages to beat the heat and have a little fun in the sun!

Congressman Huelskamp’s offices to host local hours July 16 The Kansas offices of Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced district staff will host local office hours in 46 towns across Kansas’ Big First. July 16 it will be at the Stevens County Library at 500 S. Monroe in Hugoton from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. During these local office hours, a member of Congressman Huelskamp’s staff will be available to hear constituents’ opinions, ideas, and concerns about issues being de-

bated in Washington. A representative will also be available to help constituents who need assiswith federal tance agencies and programs, including Social Security, Medicare, Veterans’ Affairs, and visas. All times Central unless otherwise noted. Constituents with questions should contact Congressman Huelskamp’s Salina office at 785-309-0572 or visit http://huelskamp.

Other local places and dates are: July 16, 2012 Morton County Office Hours, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., Morton County Library, 410 Kansas, Elkhart. Seward County Office Hours, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Liberal Memorial Library/Cooper-Clark Room 519 N. Kansas, Liberal July 17, 2012 Stanton County Office Hours, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Stanton Co. Library, 103 E. Sherman, John-

son. July 27, 2012 Haskell County Office Hours, 11:00 to 12:00 p.m., Haskell T/Ship Library, 700 W. Chouteau, Sublette Finney County Office Hours, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Finney Co. Library, 605 E Walnut, Garden City. Grant County Office Hours, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., Grant Co. Library, 215 E Grant Ave, Ulysses.

Due to unseasonably hot and dry conditions, a number of Kansas counties have instituted burn bans until further notice. These counties include Anderson, Atchison, Barton, Bourbon, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Clark, Clay, Decatur, Edwards, Ellsworth, Ford, Franklin, Graham, Grant, Greenwood, Gove, Hodgeman, Johnson, Lane, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, Meade, Miami (portion under Johnson County Fire District No. 2), Mitchell, Morton, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Pawnee, Phillips, Rawlins, Riley, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Stevens, Thomas, Trego and Wyandotte counties. Stafford County has instituted a “strong restrictions” burn ban, which means burning is only allowed if a site visit has been conducted by the fire department and the site is deemed safe for burning beyond a reasonable doubt. In addition, some towns have issued burn bans. In some cases, these bans also prohibit the sale and use of fireworks. Kansans are urged to check with their city and county authorities on whether such prohibitions exist in their area. “All it takes is one little spark,” said Angee Morgan, deputy director of the Kansas Division of Emergency Management. “Hot conditions like we have with low humidity and gusty winds quickly fan that spark into uncontrolled flames. We urge all Kansans to please obey these burn bans for their own safety and the safety of others.”

Changes to Kansas liquor laws become effective July 1 Starting July 1, licensed retail stores in Kansas are able to offer taste tests of their wares in the shop; and bars and restaurants are able to offer happy hour drink specials. Suppliers are able to participate in tasting events hosted by a store. While there are no limits to the size or number of

samples one person may receive, the samples must be consumed in the store. Manufacturers can serve free samples of liquor on their premises if the manufacturer's premises are located in a county where the sales of liquor or individual drinks are permitted. Currently, bars and restaurants can offer all

day drink specials but cannot have “happy hours” where drinks are discounted between specific times. With the new law, bars and restaurants can offer discounted drink prices at any time or to specific groups – such as “ladies’ night” drink specials.

Hugoton residents were amazed to see a young doe running down Main Street in the early morning hours of Friday, June 22, 2012. Brandon Bozone snapped this great shot in

front of the United Methodist Church in the 800 block of Main. It was spotted earlier in front of Country Garden by Stan McGill. Photo courtesy of Brandon Bozone.

Stevens County Commissioners pass fire ban until further notice The Board of Stevens County Commissioners met in regular session Monday morning, July 2, 2012 with all members, Dave Bozone, Gary Baker and James Bell present. Also present were County Counselor Bob Johnson and County Clerk Pam Bensel. The following is just an agenda for the day. Official minutes will be published at a later date. The commissioners didn’t have much on their agenda so a reporter did not attend. Vince Mancini and Ashley Fiss were in to discuss the manor. They were followed by JC Cantrell for his report of the Road and Bridge. Rodney Kelling from the Stevens County Fire Department was in. It was decided by the commissioners to pass a fire ban for Stevens County until further notice. Official minutes for Stevens County Commissioners’ June 18, 2012

meeting. The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with all members present. Also present were County Counselor Bob Johnson, County Clerk Pam Bensel and RoGlenda Coulter from The Hugoton Hermes. Dave called the meeting to order and the minutes of the last meeting were approved. Motion was made and passed to approve the county vouchers. The clerk was instructed to draw warrants on the Treasurer chargeable to the various funds of the county for the following amounts: General .. 29,749.12; Road and Bridge .. 248,583.04; Building .. 17,353.09; Noxious Weed .. 22,720.79; Community Health .. 4,511.19; Employee’s P/R Misc W/H .. 106.87 Dave discussed with the other commissioners the doors to the garage at the Pi-

oneer Manor being too small and not deep enough to pull the ambulance or county van into for pickup. Neal Gillespie and Kristin Farnum presented the 2013 Economic Development budget in the amount of $90,304.90. JC Cantrell came in to discuss Road and Bridge business. He informed the commissioners they should finish Road D that day. They will asphalt up to the Kansas/Oklahoma line. He said Greg Kubin talked to him about fixing the air strip at Moscow. JC said the air strip is owned and maintained by the County and the cost will be approximately $60,000.00 to $67,000.00. Motion was made and passed to allow JC to fix the air strip at Moscow. JC says they will be laying asphalt for a half mile stretch of Road Z, north of Riverbend Feeders.

Rodney Kelling brought in information for power cots with a power lift system for one person to load. He asked to have money put in the 2013 EMS budget for three cots and power lift systems. The amounts would be $45,954.00 for cots and $71,850.00 power lift system with $1,000.00 to $2,000.00 for each installation. Rodney asked to have a county burn ban on fireworks with the allowance of the Hugoton and Moscow firework displays. Motion was made and passed for a ban on fireworks with the allowance of the Hugoton and Moscow firework displays. Hugoton City employees: Jack Rowden, Kim Harper, Wayne Tate, Gary Rowden, Dean Banker and Tom Hicks came in to discuss the right of way issues for electricity being laid in the Stevens County Industrial Park. Roger Lynch and Scott

Spikes were also present. The project is being delayed because Scott Spikes and Mike Eshbaugh refuse to sign the right of way release for their property. Commissioners called Scott Spikes in to the meeting and asked if he would agree to the signing of the right of way. Scott checked with Kirk Spikes, and they will agree to give right of way in exchange for City sewer. The County and City is still waiting for Mike Eshbaugh to sign. Teresa Colantonio, JC Cantrell and Roger Lynch came in to check about getting information for an easement to her property but the other owners will not give permission for the easement. Commissioners discussed the option for opening a road to allow access to the property. Jim moved to have Bob Johnson look into the details of opening the road. Bob will find

out and email information to the commissioners before next meeting. Tom Fuhrmann and Terry Lawhon came in to discuss the new values for 2012. Terry presented the 2012-2013 Real Estate contract for Landmark with Stevens County. Department of Property Valuation will reinstate the contract after it is signed and sent in to the Department of Property Valuation. Motion was made and passed to accept and sign the 2012-2013 Real Estate contract for Landmark with Stevens County. City of Hugoton asked Stevens County to pay ½ of the cost to extend the sewer line from the Stevens County Industrial Park to Scott and Kirk Spikes property. No decision was made at this time. By motion the Board adjourned.

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Guest Editorial

Therefore will the Lord wait, that He may be gracious unto you, and therefore will He be exalted, that He may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for Him. Isaiah 30:18

Hope for Today by Clint Decker LOSING OUR WAY The story of how a nation was formed along with its reason for existence is pivotal to its future direction. That is why the remembrance of July 4, 1776, is so vital for the United States of America. We must not forget. If we do, we will lose our way and put our future in jeopardy. Patrick Henry, a ratifier of the U.S. Constitution, said "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.” The cornerstone of America’s founding is God, the Bible and a clear Christian faith. The most valuable documents in our history and the story of our founding reveal this without question. However, the new age in which America lives, this element of our history has been buried with the shovels of political correctness and tolerance. Departing from it is causing us to lose our way and evolve into a morally and spiritually bankrupt nation. It appears that we the people are America’s greatest security threat and we are on the verge of collapsing in upon ourselves. The Scrip-

tures say, “The nations have sunk in the pit that they made; in the net that they hid their own foot has been caught” (Psalm 9:15). I believe the management of our national prosperity is contributing to our self-destruction. Since the industrial age America has prospered to become one of the wealthiest nations on earth. Wars and the Great Depression tested it, but we have continually bounced back becoming even more prosperous. However, has our nation’s wealth blinded us, causing our bountiful blessing to become our dreaded curse? Perhaps we are becoming our own gods thinking that through our wealth, education, technology and science we can keep this Great Experiment

going. Let us not forget the One who formed us into a nation. Oh, may it never be! There has not been one like it in the history of mankind. America is truly unique. The providential, Sovereign hand of our Creator has guided, blessed and used us in countless ways. Let us humble ourselves before Him. He has been our hope in the past and through God’s grace, may He be our hope for the future. Clint Decker is President & Evangelist with Great Awakenings, Inc. Since 1991, he has reached nearly two million people with his message of hope. Contact him at cdecker@ or 785632-5063.

Class of 2002 searching for classmates Dear Editor: our first reHHS Class of 2002 The HHS union and Class of 2002 thank you is planning a tenth year re- for your help in locating union for late this summer these classmates: and are missing addresses Marie Aguirre, JoAnn for the following class Brock, Gabe Burrows, Liza members. If any of their Cantu, Jon Cerecero, Sara family and friends know an Cochran, Josefina Cruz, address / phone number or Steven Forward, Evonne eamil, please contact Gonzales Franco, Sara Karsten at 316-303-6698 Jones, Suzie Lopez Jones, or Emily at 620-544-5368. Kelly Phillips, Nicolas We would love to have Rodriguez, Antonio Romo everyone in attendance for and Jesse Younger.

Day July 13-14 - Fourth Annual Meade County Fair WRCA Ranch Rodeo, starting at 6:30 p.m. See working cowboy action like bronc riding, team sorting, stray gathering and wild cow milking, and a ranch horse competition! There will be mutton bustin’ both nights. For more information, call 620-563-7715 or 620629-7090. July 14 - Benefit Coed Softball Tournament for Carlos Reza at the Rolla Softball Field. Deadline to sign up is July 12. July 14-15 - Dalton Days at Meade County Fairgrounds in Meade with a Fun Run, vendors, re-enactments, softball, parade, car and bike show, talent show, free swimming, homemade ice cream, barbecue, dancing and more. For more information, visit meadedalton July 15 - Matt Russell, minister for the Church of Christ, will speak at Pioneer Manor at 3:00 p.m. July 16-18 - Hugoton Baptist Church, Eighth and Main Street, is having Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. The theme is Rocky Point Lighthouse: Where Kids Shine God’s Light. There is a Pool Party scheduled for July 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. July 16-20 - Richfield United Methodist Church is having a “fly-in” for the kids at Vacation Bible School from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 16 - Stevens County Commissioners will meet in the Commissioners’ Room at the Stevens County Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. - Congressman Tim Huelskamp will host local office hours in Hugoton at the Stevens County Library, 500 S. Monroe, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Visit h t t p : / / h u e l for more information. - USD 210 Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. - Celebrate Recovery @7:00 pm - Assembly of God Church, 138 S Main. July 17 - Hugoton Area Chamber of

Commerce will host their monthly luncheon. Call Executive Director Kristin Farnum at 544-4305 or email hugotonchamber@gmail. com for more information. July 18 - Deadline for early Open Class exhibit entry for the Stevens County Fair. July 19 - All Saints Day at Seward County Community College. New Fall 2012 students can go to this orientation to learn about the campus, enrollment, instructors, services, books and more. You can register online at July 22 - Pastor Sandy Ferguson, of the Rolla United Methodist Church, will speak at Pioneer Manor at 3:00 p.m. July 23 - Deadline to enter the Backyard BBQ competition at the Stevens County Fair. Entry forms and rules can be found at the Stevens County Extension Office or the Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce office. There is no entry fee. For more information, contact Theresa at 544-2707. - Celebrate Recovery @7:00 pm - Assembly of God Church, 138 S Main. July 24 - Glenda Hopkins, Veterans Service Representative, will be at the Stevens County Library from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. She can assist veterans and their dependents in applying for benefits from the Veterans Administration. To make an appointment, please call 620-544-3102 or visit her office at 116 E. Chestnut in Garden City. - Candidate Forum @ Memorial Hall 7:00 p.m. July 26 - All Saints Day at Seward County Community College. New Fall 2012 students can go to this orientation to learn about the campus, enrollment, instructors, services, books and more. You can register online at - 4-H Fashion Revue will be at the Memorial Hall at 7:30 p.m. July 27 - Opening Day of 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. July 28 - 4-H and Open Class horse show, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Family and friends gathered Tuesday morning to remember and honor Virgil M. Cox of Hugoton. Mr. Cox passed from this life Friday, June 29, 2012 at his residence at the age of 71.

The son of Bur Cox and the former Ida B. Florence, he was born October 23, 1940 in Hugoton. October 18, 1963 Virgil and Joyce Hawkins were united in marriage in Hugoton. Virgil was a lifelong resident of Hugoton. Mr. Cox was a member of the Assembly of God Church, the Jet Coffee Club, a Royal Ranger Leader, a Church Board member and Sunday School Teacher all of Hugoton. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and visiting with people. Virgil

loved animals, especially dogs. Survivors include his wife Joyce Cox of Hugoton; two sons, Travis Cox and wife Billie of Mankato and Jeff Cox and wife Sara of Hugoton; his daughter Valerie Thompson and husband Joe D. of Moscow; one foster son, T.C. McDonald and wife Danace of Colby; his sister Lovica Davidson and husband Joe of Dallas, Tx.; his 13 grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and his many other relatives and friends. Virgil was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter Gina Cox; and one sister, Betty Bates. Funeral services were attended Tuesday morning, July 3, 2012 at Assembly of God Church in Hugoton with Pastor Ben Coats and Richard Martin presiding. Burial followed in the Hugoton Cemetery under the direction of Paul’s Funeral Home of Hugoton. A memorial has been established for Assembly of God Church. Memorials may be mailed to Paul’s Funeral Home, Box 236, Hugoton, Ks 67951.

Paul Light

WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ July 6 - Deadline to call The Hermes to be included in the 2012 Community Guide. Call 544-4321 or email hermes10@ for more information. July 7 - Couples Golf Tournamnt sponsored by Hugoton Ladies Golf Association at Forewinds Golf Course. Tee time: 9:00 a.m. (See ad on page 6.) July 8 - Reverend Richard Martin of the Church of God will speak at Pioneer Manor at 3:00 pm. July 8 - August 19 - Stauth Memorial Museum will host “The Wartime Escape: Margaret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France,” featuring the authors of “Curious George” as they make their escape from the Nazi invasion of Paris at the beginning of World War II. The museum is located at 111 N. Aztec in Montezuma. They are closed Mondays. Please call 620-846-2527 for more information. July 9 - Hugoton City Council will meet in the Council room in the City Office at 5:15 p.m. - Celebrate Recovery @7:00 pm - Assembly of God Church, 138 S Main .July 10 - Registration deadline for Rolla High School Alumni Banquet. - Stevens County Economic Development Board will meet at 12:00 noon at the Senior Center. - All Saints Day at Seward County Community College. New Fall 2012 students can go to this orientation to learn about the campus, enrollment, instructors, services, books and more. You can register online at July 11 - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt will speak at the Ulysses Kiwanis meeting at 6:45 a.m. at the Ulysses Senior Center, 117 Grant Avenue in Ulysses. - Kanasas Attorney General Derek Schmidt will be featured with remarks at the Rotary Club’s meeting at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Avenue in Garden. - Moscow City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. July 13 - Embrace Your Geekness

Virgil Cox

Bring your lawn chairs! - Thirty-ninth annual Shrine Bowl will take place at Welch Stadium on the Emporia State University campus in Emporia. Hugoton High School graduate Colten Lissolo will compete for the West team. July 29 - Pastor Larry Bradford, of the Moscow Baptist Church, will speak at Pioneer Manor at 3:00 p.m. July 30 - Stevens County Fair Work Day - Stevens County Fair Parade! Choose your seat along Main Street from Fourth to Eighth and enjoy the show! - FFA Kids’ Night at the Fair - Free Fair concert featuring Gwen Sebastian. July 30 - August 4 - Stevens County Fair with the theme “Harvest of the Heartland.” July 31 - Dog and Pet Shows at the Stevens County Fairgrounds, starting at 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. - Backyard Cook Off at the Stevens County Fair. August 1 - 11:00 a.m. = Deadline to enter Open Class exhibits for the Stevens County Fair. Pick up your Fair Book at the Fair Office or Extension Office. - 4-H Foods Auction begins at 8:00 p.m. - Religious Night at the Stevens County Fair, featuring 3D Gospel and Delisa Dawn.

Lifelong area resident Paul Wilson Light passed from this life Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Morton County Hospital in Elkhart. He was 94. Born December 28, 1917 at his family homestead in Stevens County, he was the son of William Clarence Light and the former Zula Tarter. Paul graduated from Rolla High School in 1936. He attended Fort Hays State University and served in the Army during World War II. He spent his life farming. Mr. Light was a member of the United Methodist Church of Rolla and was a former Mayor of Rolla. Paul enjoyed reading and spending time with his grandkids. June 6, 1948 Paul married Beulah Murray in Eureka. Survivors include his wife Beulah Light of Rolla; his son Charles Light of Rolla; two daughters, Lorna Light of Rolla and Mari Kate Harvey of Hugoton; two brothers,

HUGOTON POLICE REPORT Business Hours,Call 544-4959 After Hours, Call 544-2020 Tuesday, June 26, 2012 • Phone Harassment, 1000 Block of South Lincoln, Investigated, Officer Lamatsch • Criminal Damage, 1100 Block of South Monroe, Took Report, Officer Lamatsch • Missing Subject, 500 Block of East Eighth, Subject Located, Sergeant Johnson • Suspicious Vehicle, 200 Block of South Van Buren, Investigated, Sergeant Johnson Wednesday, June 27, 2012 • Civil Standby, Public Service, Officer Hagman • Vehicle Unlock, 400 Block of East Fourth, Citizen Assist, Officer Hagman

Stevens County Fire Department and Ambulance Report Stevens County Emergency Services run activity June 25 through July 1. Fire Department Hugoton Station Monday, June 25 - 1:11 p.m. - for a one vehicle rollover. One person was transported to the hospital. Wednesday, June 27 - 7:10 p.m. called one half mile east and one half north of Road CC and Road 25 for a wheat field fire. Thursday, June 28 - 2:58 p.m. called to Road L and Road 14 for a wheat stubble and bale fire.

William “WJ” Light and James Light, both of Rolla; two sisters, Elsie Holcomb of Albuquerque, N.M. and Lesta Lou Muse of Oklahoma City, Ok.; two grandchildren, Stephanie Bond and Kit Bond; and two great grandchildren, Kyra and Katia. Those preceding Mr. Light in death were his parents; two brothers, Gale Light and Wayne Light; and three sisters, Helen Girling, Dorothy Cullison and Edna Gilbert. Funeral services are planned for Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Rolla United Methodist Church with Pastor Sandy Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at the Rolla Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, July 4, 2012 from 2:00 p.m until 5:00 p.m. at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart. Arrangements are in care of Garnand Funeral Home of Elkhart.

Fire Department Moscow Station Tuesday, June 26 - 4:13 p.m. called to Highway 56 and Road Y for a grass fire. Wednesday, June 27 - 7:10 p.m. called one half mile east and one half north of Road CC and Road 25 for a wheat field fire. Thursday, June 28 - 2:58 p.m. called to Road L and Road 14 for a wheat stubble and bale fire. Ambulance Activity Three medical runs, five transfers and one car wreck.

• Non Injury Accident, 500 Block of West Eleventh, Took Report, Officer Hagman • Theft, 400 Block of East Fourth, Took Report, Officer Hagman • Gas Meter Hit, 900 Block of South Madison, Called Black Hills, Officer Hagman • Vehicle Unlock, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Calves Loose, 100 Block of South Washington, Calves Caught, Officer Crane Thursday, June 28, 2012 • Small Children Walking on Washington, 100 Block of South Washington, Children Released to Mother, Officer Hagman • Vehicle Unlock, 500 Block of West Eleventh, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock, 500 Block of French, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Vehicle Unlock, 100 Block of West Third, Citizen Assist, Officer Crane • Dog Tangled Up, 1100 Block of South Washington, Untangled, Officer Crane • Dogs Chasing Subject, 700 Block of Van Buren, Officer Crane Friday, June 29, 2012 • Criminal Damage, 600 Block of South Jefferson, Took Report, Officer Lamatsch Saturday, June 30, 2012 • Dog Complaint, 700 Block of Harrison, Spoke with RP, Officer Lamatsch • Hit and Run Accident, 500 Block of Copperstone, Took Report, Officer Lamatsch • Dog at Large, 600 Block of East Eleventh, Unable to Locate, Officer Lamatsch Sunday, July 1, 2012 • Suspicious Activity, 400 Block of South Jefferson, Investigated, Officer Lamatsch

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Kansas Common Sense Dear Friend, Welcome to “Kansas Common Sense.” Thank you for your interest in my weekly newsletter. Please feel free to share it with your family and friends if it would interest them. Supreme Court Rules Health Care Reform Law Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the health care reform law’s individual mandate that virtually all Americans buy health insurance in a 5-4 decision authored by Chief Justice Roberts. Associate Justices Kagan, Ginsburg, Breyer and Sotomayor joined the majority opinion’s holding that Congress acted within its authority to tax when it enacted the law. The Court did specifically note that the individual mandate was beyond Congress’ commerce clause power. The Court also upheld the Medicaid expansion contained in the law, although the Court narrowed this expansion to uphold it as constitutionally valid. Chief Justice John Roberts included the following stipulation in the ruling: “The framers created a federal government of limited

powers and assigned to this court the duty of enforcing those limits. The court does so today. But the court does not express any opinion on the wisdom of the Affordable Care Act. Under the constitution, that judgment is reserved to the people.” A law can be constitutional but still a bad idea. I continue to believe that the health care reform law jeopardizes access to quality health care for many Americans and stifles our country’s job growth through higher taxes and burdensome regulations. In rural states like Kansas, this law is particularly damaging because it will create shortages of doctors, nurses, and other health care providers due to severe cuts to Medicare and budgetary gimmicks – threatening the survival of small towns, where a higher proportion of Medicare patients receive their care. When the President and other supporters of the law in Congress argued for this law, they claimed to the American people that the individual mandate was not a tax. But, today the Court ruled it is indeed a tax increase, at least

Last week this beautiful and interesting little contraption visited Hugoton Airport. If you cannot tell, it has two sets of blades, is one person narrow and made for lifting. It was an amazing sight to watch when it took off with the intricate and perfect workings of the blades. Pilot Clay Saccomanno advises he was on his way to Montana to start a fire contract and for a routine scheduled

75% of which will fall on families making less than $250,000 a year according to the Congressional Budget Office. The right direction for our country is for Congress to replace this unsound law and enact targeted reforms that will actually drive down health care costs and strengthen access to quality care. I remain committed to replacing this damaging law with commonsense policies the American people support. Discussing Medical Research Collaboration with NIH Director and KU Wednesday, I visited the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) research facility in Rockville, MD to meet with Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and representatives of the University of Kansas to tour the facility and learn more about important research collaborations involving KU. NIH is the focal point for our nation’s medical research and NCATS is a center within NIH focused on accelerating the development of new medical treatments and therapies. To achieve this mission, NCATS

maintenance. For a Wikipedia search the copter is a K1200 Kmax made by Kaman Aerospace in Bloomfield, Ct. There are less than 30 operating world wide. He stopped for fuel in Hugoton instead of Liberal due to the lower price of fuel and since stopping, Clay advises he has been dispatched south and is currently on fire contract in Colorado. May you have safe landings Clay!


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by Senator Jerry Moran requires researchers in a wide variety of scientific disciplines to work together toward a common goal. KU is uniquely involved with this NCATS collaboration through the university’s Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation. Last year, NIH announced that it was partnering with KU Medical Center and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to accelerate the development of therapies for rare blood cancers. This partnership, which is one of the first of its kind at NIH, will test whether a generic arthritis drug called auranofin could be useful in treating a form of leukemia. The goal of this initiative is to overcome bottlenecks in the drug discovery pipeline to get discoveries from the lab to the patient bedside faster. Thanks to Director Collins and his team for the opportunity to learn more about NIH’s strategy for innovating the process for translating scientific discoveries into new treatments. Also, thanks to the following KU representatives for joining me at this meeting: Dr. Scott Weir, Director of the Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation at KU; Dr. Roy Jensen, Director of the KU Cancer Center; Dr. Raymond Perez, Medical Director of the Clinical Research Center at the KU Cancer Center; and Jack Cline, Director of Federal Relations at KU. Click here to see photos from this event. Importance of Community Banks and Credit Unions Tuesday, I took to the floor of the Senate to remind my colleagues of the importance of community banks and credit unions to Kansans. Our economic recovery will not truly take hold until these institutions are freed from overlyburdensome regulation and allowed to make good loans to credit-worthy businesses and consumers. During my speech to the Senate, I again stressed the need for commonsense reform of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Created by the monstrosity known as the Dodd-Frank Act, this new bureaucracy has almost unlimited power to restrict credit or to make it more costly and the future of our community banks and credit unions will largely depend on the rules

that the CFPB writes. Early last year, I introduced legislation which would rein in the CFPB by subjecting it to the annual appropriations process. One of the most important tools for Congress to hold government bureaucrats accountable is the power to fund their operations yet the CFPB was exempt from this process. I am hopeful that in the coming Congress, my legislation is able to receive consideration.

Stevens County Library’s geekoftheweek is Junior. He geeks football.

Kaiti Hemann finishes the last session with her littlest dance class at the Hugoton Recreation Commission last Thursday morning. Young girls and boys happily twirled, kicked and sashayed while excited parents watched.

Stephanie A Weeast, CFP®, AAMS® Financial Advisor

Dustin Johnson Financial Advisor

ELECT Trina L. Young for Stevens County Clerk • Lifelong resident of Stevens County. • Graduated from Moscow High School. • Employee of Stevens County Sheriff’s Department for 19 years. Pol. adv. paid for by Dennis and Barb Campbell.

125 years of the Hermes WHY WE CELEBRATE From the July 7, 1922, issue of The Hugoton Hermes Celebrating the Fourth of July means to all Americans, of course, remembering that day in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed. But there are other years whose July Fourths mean more than does an ordinary day to us. Here are a few happenings which set the day apart for other years: In 1832, America, our national song, was first given a public hearing when the Sunday School convention met in Boston that fourth day of July. July 4, 1826, saw the passing of two ex-presidents, Thomas Jefferson and the father of John Quincy Adams. The death of James Monroe occurred July 4, 1831. The day in 1804 marked the birth of Nathaniel Hawthorne, and in 1826 the birth of Steven Foster, author of Old Black Joe, Suwanee River and Old Folks at Home. July 4, 1848, saw the laying of the corner stone of the Washington monument, the tallest of its kind in the world. The day in 1817 ushered in the construction of the Erie Canal, a project at that time considered tremendous. It was the fourth day of July

1828 that saw the beginning of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, the first in the country. California severed the tie that bound her to Mexico July 4, 1845, and Texas asked to get annexed to the United States. War resulted. July 4, three years later, the peace treaty was signed. It was July 4, 1862, that President Lincoln issued his call for 400,000 men. And it was on that day in 1863 that the battle of Gettysburg ended and that Grant took 32,000 prisoners at Vicksburg. The fourth day of July 1894 saw Hawaii made a republic and the same day of that year saw the first gasoline vehicle in operation. July 4, 1903, a cable message was sent around the world in 12 minutes. And July 4, 1918, Great Britain, our enemy of 1776, because of whom our Fourth of July originated, officially observed the day in London. MOSCOW CELEBRATES From the July 8, 1932, issue of The Hugoton Hermes Moscow gave a very successful Fourth of July celebration

last Monday. A large crowd, possibly a thousand people, gathered at the athletic field east of town for the ball game and other sports of the afternoon. The boys and girls were entertained with foot races and other sports. The older ones with horse race and Ford race. Then all enjoyed the ball game between Moscow and Dodge City teams. The Moscow boys had the visitors whipped from the start. A number of outstanding plays were made, including several home runs. The ladies aid of Moscow sold ice cream, pop and red lemonade and enjoyed a good business. It was not elaborate, but just a good clean celebration, no fights or drunks so far as we were able to see, all of which usually accompany a celebration. So far as we know this is the first time Moscow has attempted such a celebration. It was fine. Their people in these trying times were entertained at home at a very small expense and many hundreds of dollars were kept at home. The right thing at the right time.

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Healthy foods: an affordable choice

Look who’s new Jeffrey Michael welcomed home Jeffrey Michael Yowell was born June 20, 2012 at 9:08 p.m. at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal to Jonathan Yowell and Casie Carlile of Liberal. He was seven pounds 14 ounces and 19 1/2 inches long. Big sister Jayden also welcomed Jeffrey into the world. Proud grandparents are Barbara Yowell of Hugoton and the late Jeffery Yowell as well as Mike and Tracy Carlile of Liberal. Great grandparents are Bob and Lola Jacobs of Hooker, Ok., Jack and Beverly Yowell of Liberal, the late

Jeffrey Michael Yowell Bob and Sue Carlile of Liberal and the late Bob and Bev Faulkner of Liberal.

STEVENS COUNTY Activity Center - 544-2283 Nutrition Center - 544-8041 ~ Barbara Beeks ~ Good Monday morning. Did you see the sunrise this morning? Beautiful and very red. This is Independence week and we will be closed Wednesday. I’m taking the week off. The Long family are having their reunion the July 6-7. So those of us who live here are hosts. Take care and keep cool. Menu July 5..........Chicken & Noodles July 6 .......................Pork Chop July 9........................Taco Rock July 10............Chicken Breasts July 11.................Birthday Day ..................................Brisket July 12.......................Pork Loin Activities Schedule

Thursday, July 5 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Friday, July 6 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Bingo........................12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 7 Cards .........................6:00 p.m. Monday, July 9 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Line Dance.................7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 Board Meeting ...........9:30 a.m. Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 11 Birthday Day ............................. Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Paint...........................1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 12 Exercise....................10:30 a.m. Aglow..........................................

By USDA Undersecretary Kevin Concannon Fresh fruits and vegetables? Key elements of a healthy diet, for sure. But many people of modest means, including those served by USDA’s nutrition assistance programs, wonder if they can afford to buy healthy foods like the wonderful fresh produce that can be found in summer abundance at America’s farmers’ markets. As USDA Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, I find that perception a source of concern because we work hard to encourage all Americans to make healthy food choices – particularly those participating in USDA’s nutrition assistance programs, from kids in school to the more than 46 million people participating in USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Well, I’m pleased to say that a recent study by USDA’s Economic Research Service, “Are Healthy Foods Really More Expensive? It Depends on How You Measure the Price,” found that healthy food choices, like fresh fruits and vegetables, may be more affordable than people think. They found that while it is easy to buy “cheap” calories by using less-healthy foods, there are many healthy food choices that cost no more per portion than less nutritious foods. Measured by the cost per portion, or per pound, grains, vegetables, fruit, and

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dairy foods are actually less expensive than most protein foods and foods high in saturated fat, added sugars, and/or sodium. This is great news for all those trying to get by with a limited food budget – like people receiving SNAP benefits. You don’t have to compromise on good nutrition just because money is tight. And just in time for summer. If you haven’t been to one of the nearly 7,200 farmers’ markets across the country, I encourage you to do so. Farmers’ markets offer shoppers a wonderful place to find the fresh fruits and vegetables and other local produce so important to a healthy diet – particularly now when farmers’ markets are practically bursting with a bounty of summer produce. USDA strongly supports farmers’ markets. And the Food and Nutrition Service, which I oversee, has farmers’ market programs for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants, for seniors, and for WIC mothers to help provide healthy food for them and their children. We also encourage farmers markets to accept SNAP electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards, which makes it easier for SNAP participants to make purchases. Farmers markets are the ultimate win-win situation. They’re a win for customers because they can easily buy the freshest produce available. They’re a win for producers because they are a convenient local market for their products. They also provide a chance for customers and producers to meet face to face and build better understanding of community agriculture and what customers want. So visit a local farmers’ market today – you’re in for a treat. And remember, fresh fruits and vegetables are not only the healthy choice – they’re the affordable choice, too.

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

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

BETHEL FRIENDS CHURCH Eric Mason, Pastor Zac Johnson, Youth Pastor 11th & Jefferson - 544-8517 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Morning Service - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening Ministries - 6:30 p.m. (Children, Youth, & Adult)

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 600 S. Van Buren - 544-2715 Pastor Randy Nash 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 800 S. Van Buren - 544-2763 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening Service - 7:00 p.m. Call 544-2652 fIor Church Bus

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

LIGHTHOUSE FELLOWSHIP 424 S. Jackson 544-4828 Michael Taylor, Minister 428-5686 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 Bob Sanders, Pastor 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.

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

1011 South Jefferson Street 544-2551 Saturday - 1:00 p.m. - Spanish Mass Sunday - 11:00 a.m. English 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 Harry Cross, Pastor Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m.

MOSCOW MOSCOW BAPTIST CHURCH 598-2455 Church - 598-2400 Home Rev. Larry Bradford, Pastor 1 mile S. of Moscow, 1/2 mile E. of Moscow/Hooker Rd. Morning Worship - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study - 7:00 p.m. Team Kids (Wed.) - 3:30-5:00p.m. Sept.-May

MOSCOW UNITED METHODIST 598-2426 Tim McCrary, Pastor 598-2421 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Kid’s Club - Wednesday 3:30 p.m. UMYF Jr. High - 6:00 p.m. UMYF Sr. High - 5:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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Diomino - McGill Clinton McGill, son of Stan and Linda McGill wed last May 4, 2012 to Imelda Diomino daughter of Lapacito and Marita Diomino at the Moscow United Methodist Church. Family also celebrated the birthdays of their grandparents, George and Dorcas Mead.

Teach children ways to stay safe Talking to your children about ways to stay safe is important to prevent them from becoming victims of foul play, Kansas Attorney General Schmidt said recently. In recognition of the observance of National Missing Children’s Day, he encouraged parents to have a conversation with their children about family safety plans. “It is important that children know some rules about how to deal with strangers and stay safe from harm,” Schmidt said. “As parents, it is important to frequently talk to our children about ways to stay safe.” The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is spearheading a campaign called “Take 25,” which encourages parents to take 25 minutes to visit with their children about personal safety. Parents can visit to see tips of talking to their children about staying safe at home, at school, outside and on the Internet. Schmidt also reminded parents of the importance of keeping identifying information for children up-to-date in the event a child does become missing. Having an identity kit with the child’s


fingerprints, height, weight, and a current photo can make it easier to quickly locate a missing child. The Kansas Attorney General’s Office is the coordinating agency for the state’s Amber Alert Program. Kansas established an Amber Plan in September 2002. The statewide alert system is used to deter potential abductors and quickly mobilize citizens to contact authorities with helpful information when an alert is issued. Kansans can sign up to receive Amber Alerts by email or text message by visiting www.ksam To receive alerts on Facebook, “like” the Kansas Amber Alert Facebook page at BERalertKS. May 25 was first designated as National Missing Children’s Day by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. It serves as an annual reminder of the efforts to reunite missing children with their families. There are currently 2,721 children listed in the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children database, including 13 in Kansas. To view the database, visit

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mailed to: AAA Kansas, Public Affairs, 3545 SW Sixth Street, Topeka, Ks. 66606. On the back of the 8 ½ by 11-inch paper entry must be the child’s full name; age at time of entry; mailing address; county; a parent’s name; and contact phone number. For more information, go to KDOT’s Web site,, and click on the Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day logo. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death in the U.S. for people ages three-34. It’s important to encourage everyone – drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists – to take extra caution every day and especially October 10, the day officially designated as Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day.

from The Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum Gladys Renfro and Beulah Carter Pioneer Electric has donated an engine to be put on exhibit in the Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum. The registration plate stated the engine had been manufactured in 1984. We invite you to visit us at

Cancer survivors start the Survivor Lap after the opening cermonies at Relay for Life Friday Night. The weather made the evening celebra-

Tom Heaton and Nanine Harper, along with Mr. and Mrs. Todd Greeson, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Brie Heaton and Carl Greeson. Grandparents of the bride are Laura Lee Heaton of Ulysses, the late Buddy Heaton of Ulysses, William Roy Huddleston of Texhoma, Ok. and Eletha Clark of Edmond, Ok. Grandparents of the groom are O'Neil Greeson of Moscow, Gwen Greeson of Amarillo, Tx. and Vern and Ruby Rutledge of Liberal. The wedding will take place in Hugoton Saturday, September 29, 2012.

Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 7.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.32 per gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.37 per gallon, according to gasoline price Web site Including the change in gas prices in Kansas during the past week, prices Sunday were 8.3 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and

tion enjoyable for all the people attending. MCs for the evening were Pastor Randy Nash and Jimmy Langley.

are 2.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 24.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 19.8 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. "Oil prices rose significantly last Friday, reversing a downward trend," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "It was the largest single day jump in recent memory. In some areas of the country, specifically the Great Lakes, gas station margins are fast approaching negative territory, meaning price hikes can be expected there. Other regions may see prices stabilize or jump higher as well. One thing is for sure - the yellow brick road won't be leading us to cheaper pumps for much longer, something many Americans will undoubtedly tie to the upcoming holiday," DeHaan said. About GasBuddy operates and over 250 similar Web sites that track gasoline prices at over 140,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada.

Senator Moran accepts applications for internships Senator Jerry Moran announced he is accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, D.C., and Kansas offices for the 2012 fall semester. “Congressional internships offer Kansas students a great opportunity to learn about Congress and the legislative process,” Senator Moran said. “I hope to give Kansans a similar opportunity to serve in a Congressional office that I had years ago.”

An internship in Senator Moran’s office provides a unique opportunity to work closely with Senate staff on behalf of the state of Kansas. Interns will gain a better understanding of the legislative process in the U.S. Congress, and develop knowledge and professional skills valuable to future career pursuits. The Intern Program is open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students who have strong interest in public

the Stevens County Gas & Historical Museum, 905 S. Adams. Our summer hours are 10:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are also open 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturdays.

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Lots of activities await the large number of attendants at the 2012 Relay for Life Friday night. The booths raise money to help with the fundraising event. Games and good food and lots of cold water and other drinks are available.

service and government and have achieved academic excellence. While preference is given to Kansas residents, students from all states are encouraged to apply. The application deadline for the fall 2012 semester is Friday, July 20, 2012. Application forms can be obtained and completed under the “Services” section of Senator Moran’s Web site at www. Applicants should submit a completed

application form, resume, academic transcript, two letters of recommendation and a cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in public service and goals of serving as an intern. Please submit required materials to: intern ships@ For questions, please contact Senator Moran’s office at internships@moran.senate.go v or call 202-224-6521 and request to speak with the Intern Coordinator.

The Museum has acquired a new exhibit from Pioneer Electric. Not much is known about the machine yet, but the community’s gearheads will certainly enjoy examining it!

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Safe Kids Kansas urges parents to practice summer fire safety The summer months are a time when families enjoy doing a variety of activities outdoors; however, it’s also when barbecue grills cause devastating residential fires and serious injuries to children. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, each year almost 5,000 Americans are injured by charcoal/wood-burning and propane grill fires. Statistics show the majority of grill fires on residential properties occur in the four months of May through August. In addition, on Independence Day, far more U.S. fires are reported than any day of the year, with fireworks accounting for more than 22,000 fires in 2008. Safe Kids Kansas urges parents to practice these safety tips recommended by the U.S. Fire Administration to reduce the risk of a residential fire or a trip to the emergency room and ensure this summer is a safe one for your family. Grilling Safety • Only use the grill outdoors; position the grill well away from siding, deck railings, out from

under eaves and overhanging branches and a safe distance from lawn games, play areas and foot traffic. • Keep children and pets away from the grill area by declaring a three-foot "kid-free zone" around the grill. • Be careful when using lighter fluid. Do not add fluid to an already lit fire because flames can flashback up into the container and explode. • Do not wear loose clothing while cooking at a grill. • When cooking food, use long-handled grilling tools to give plenty of clearance from heat and flames. Periodically remove grease or fat buildup in trays below the grill so it cannot be ignited when the grill is hot. • Keep all matches and lighters away from children. Teach your children to report any loose matches or lighters to an adult immediately. Supervise children around outdoor grills. • Dispose of hot coals properly - douse them with plenty of water, and stir them to ensure that the fire is out. Never place

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Kids’ posters will encourage “Put the Brakes on Fatalities” Kids ages five to 13 in Kansas are encouraged to enter artwork for a statewide poster contest focusing on Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day - a nationwide effort to increase roadway safety and reduce all traffic fatalities. Three statewide winners will receive family packages from the Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure and the Courtyard by Marriott of Salina, and also $50 gas cards from QuikTrip Corporation. A total of 18 regional winners in the six regions and age groups (ages five-seven, ages eight-ten and ages 1113) will receive a bicycle and a helmet donated by Safe Kids Kansas. All entries must be postmarked by Friday, September 14, and should be

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them in plastic, paper or wooden containers. • If you smell gas while cooking on a propane gas grill, immediately get away from the grill and call the fire department. Do not attempt to move the grill. • Never store propane cylinders in buildings or garages. If you store a gas grill inside during the winter, disconnect the cylinder and leave it outside. Gasoline Safety • Never use gas to start a fire. • Keep gas out of reach of children. Out of sight isn’t enough, for any age. Store your gasoline where children cannot access it in a well-ventilated area outside your vehicle and living space. Consider a detached garage or outdoor storage shed. • Use gasoline containers with a spout and automatic shut-off feature that will prevent overfilling of fuel tanks. • Never use old soda bottles or other makeshift containers to store gas; children may think it’s a beverage and drink it. • Keep gas away from any source of heat, spark or flame.

Even common household appliances like water heaters and clothes dryers can ignite gas vapors. For more information about summer fire safety, call Safe Kids Kansas at 785-296-1223 or 785-296-0351, or visit

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The thirty-ninth annual All-Star football game of East versus West is quickly approaching. The Kansas Shrine Bowl football teams will suit up for the honorable game to be played Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Emporia at Welch Stadium on the Emporia State University campus. Hugoton resident and recent graduate Colten Lissolo is the successful Eagle candidate to win a bid to play in the game. Schools can nominate a senior athlete, and only one selection can represent a school. Notice is sent back to the school and athlete of whether or not the athlete

is chosen. Lissolo joins the ranks of only five other HHS athletes to compete in the prestigious event to date. "It is a tremendous honor for Colten and his family, but also for his teammates, the program, and this community," said Hugoton High School head football coach Clint Merritt. "Football requires so much team work that it is an honor for his teammates as well." Colten is the son of Todd and Lori Lissolo of Hugoton. Colten will be part of the West team that has enjoyed a

winning streak in recent battles versus East. "We were extremely pleased," Colten's mother Lori said of his selection. "This is something Colten has worked towards since he was a little boy. He considers it an honor to be chosen to represent Hugoton." Reiterating the sentiment, Colten also feels a sense of pride about his selection to the Shrine Bowl game. "I feel honored. Not many people can make it," he said. "Colten was a great candidate for the Shrine Bowl selection


committee because of his size and versatility. He can play both offensive and defensive line as well as long snap as a specialist. I think he will be used primarily as a defensive player, but he provides depth because he can do so many things. Then he has the things we cannot teach being 6'3, 230 pounds," coach Merritt said. "Colten is a great teammate. He is a high energy player who always gives great effort. His leadership style on the football field is to lead by example." In his senior season as an Eagle, Colten averaged nearly 13 tackles per game. He played both offenisve and defensive lines. "Colten was fortunate to start as a sophomore on the 2009 team that had tremendous success. He was very quiet on that team. There

were so many vocal leaders that he didn't have to be a leader," said coach Merritt. "I think he saw a model of what leadership looked like with that team. Over the next two seasons, he emerged as our leader because he did everything we asked in terms of weight room attendance, camps, work ethic, etc. His teammates knew he had "paid his dues" and they saw him lead by example." This past week, Colten has been in Hutchinson at the Community College training in the football camp with approximately 80 fellow teammates. He will attend the school this fall and is a member of the football team. He will play as a defensive end. The July 28 game for the upcoming All-Star event has a kickoff time of 7:00 p.m.


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Luis Contreras, at far left, makes a quick-reflex play to secure the third out of the second inning of Tuesday's final game of the regular schedule for his Yankees Cal Ripken Major baseball team.

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Mitchell Hamlin safely slides home for his Orioles Cal Ripken Major baseball team in the final game of the 2012 schedule last Tuesday.

Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) recently launched a statewide campaign, Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers, to educate Kansans about the environmental and economic threats that aquatic nuisance species (ANS) such as zebra mussels and Asian carp pose to the state’s aquatic resources. Aquatic nuisance species are animals and plants not native to Kansas that can threaten lake and river ecology, harm native or desirable species, and interfere with the state’s economy. They often hitchhike with unsuspecting people, so an informed, watchful public can help protect Kansas waters. Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers features animated Asian carp hitching a ride in a boat and includes a new Web site, Pro; billboards; print advertisements; and TV and radio spots. It aims to alert the public to the threat of ANS and encourages people to visit, where they can learn more and use what they learn to help prevent the spread of ANS. “Some people may not realize that these non-native species can affect them even if they don’t fish or boat,” says Jason Goeckler, Kansas ANS program coordinator. “Zebra mussels will attach themselves to anything below the water line. In addition to damaging boating and fishing equipment, they’ll foul rocky shorelines with their sharp, dime-sized shells, making it hard to walk or wade along the shore. They can also clog water intakes and damage power-generating facilities. In early May, the city of Council Grove experienced a

temporary water shortage due to a thick layer of zebra mussels coating the inside of the intake tank at Council Grove City Lake. “Asian carp consume as much as 40 percent of their body weight each day, competing with native fish for food and threatening the diversity and quality of other aquatic life,” Goeckler continues. “When young, Asian carp resemble native minnows and shad, which is one reason we adjusted our bait fish regulations to limit the use of wildcaught bait fish. When grown, Asian carp can weigh as much as 100 pounds, and they are prone to leaping out of the water when disturbed, posing a real physical threat to boaters.” In an attempt to stem the spread of ANS, the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission passed new regulations effective January 1 of this year. The new regulations prohibit the movement of wildcaught live bait fish between bodies of water or up streams. They also require vessels being removed from all waters in the state have livewells and bilges drained and drain plugs removed before being transported on any public highway. “We realize that the new regulations require anglers and boaters to modify the way they fish and boat today,” Goeckler says. “But if we don’t take these steps, the way that we enjoy our waterways in the future will drastically change.” For more information about aquatic nuisance species, go online to or contact Goeckler at 620342-0658 or jason.

Yankee batter Gerardo Rojas takes his stance and is ready for the pitch. The Yankees and Orioles played last Tuesday in the final game of the 2012 Cal Ripken Major season.

Kansans: get ready for handfishing If you’re an outdoor adventurer looking for the thrill of your life, get ready for the Kansas flathead catfish handfishing season, which opens June 15. This exciting sport not only provides thrills, but bountiful, delicious table fare awaits those hearty souls willing to take up the challenge. Reaching under logs and other structure in dark, cool water for the muscled body of a 40pound catfish is not for the faint of heart. The season runs June 15August 31, and handfishers may catch flathead catfish using nothing but their hands and wits — no snorkel or scuba gear, hooks, or manmade devices may be used. Although such anglers may be few, the season offers a special challenge at a time when summer heat has slowed many other types of fishing. In addition to a limited season, there are restrictions during the handfishing season. Only flathead catfish may be taken, and legal handfishing hours are sunrise to sunset. A special $27.50 permit is required in addition to a regular fishing license. A stringer may be used but not until the fish

are caught by hand and are at or above the surface of the water. No man-made object that attracts fish - such as a barrel, box, bathtub, or any other object - may be used. The season is only open in the following waters: the entire length of the Arkansas River; all federal reservoirs from beyond 150 yards of the dam to the upstream end of the federal property; and the Kansas River from its origin downstream to its confluence with the Missouri River. Everyone who purchases a handfishing permit will be given a questionnaire they must complete and submit no later than 30 days after the close of the handfishing season. Handfishing permits may be purchased online or at select locations around the state. To find vendors or purchase permits online, go online to mits.

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Moscow’s Herman is the top diamond star By Brett Marshall, Sports Editor, Garden City Telegram Ty Herman remembers all too well his freshman baseball season with the Moscow Wildcats. A team dominated by seniors, the Wildcats swept through the regular season and the Class 2-1A regional unbeaten, and eventually found themselves in the championship game against powerhouse Pittsburg-Colgan. The Wildcats’ dream of a perfect season wasn't realized, but for Herman it was a memory that he won't forget. Three seasons removed from that, Herman was the mainstay for the Wildcats as he produced a remarkable senior campaign. As a result he has been tabbed as The Telegram's Player of the Year for the Baseball/Softball All-Area team. "I'm definitely a better player than I was then, but I'm a much different player, too," Herman said. Once a hard-throwing right-hander, Herman suffered a tear in the labrum that lines the rotator cuff in his right shoulder. The injury

Ty Herman, a 2012 graduate of MHS, earns kudos as the Garden City Telegram’s Player of the Year for the Baseball / Softball All-Area team. didn't come on the diamond, instead it came on the football field when he attempted to block a punt and dove, falling to the ground on that shoulder. "I certainly don't throw as hard as I did before, but I think I have improved as a player," Herman said. A catcher much of the season, Herman would also find himself moving back to the mound for relief appearances behind the Wildcats' usual starter, Lane Miller.

"I like catching because you're in every play of the game," Herman said. "Lane and I have bonded with each other. The toughest part is being tough back there. You can't be scared of the ball. You've got to watch how the ball spins coming out of the pitcher's hand and keep the ball in front of you." Herman has taken those lessons to heart as he compiled an amazing .992 fielding percentage behind the plate, committing just one error while having 21 putouts and 23 assists. As a pitcher, he threw 52 innings, finishing with a 6-3 record, recording 106 strikeouts and walked just nine batters. His earned-run-average was a nifty 1.21. "I've had to learn to throw different pitches as a result of the surgery," Herman said. All those stats of pitching and catching, though, are somewhat overshadowed by Herman's performance at the plate. He finished with a .648 batting average by collecting 35 hits in 54 at-bats. He scored 35 runs and had 31 RBIs. He showed his prowess as a hitter by collecting 12 doubles, four triples and six

home runs. He struck out just twice and had 27 stolen bases. The Kansas Baseball Coaches Association named him to its first-team Class 21A and the all-around diamond star will walk-on at Seward County Community College in Liberal this fall. "I can throw about 75 mph now and I think I was about 80 mph before," said Herman who at one time couldn't even bend the arm. "I use a splitfinger and a two-seam fastball." Herman will also throw in a curveball he named Mr. Moose and a split-finger changeup. His four-seam fastball is one he used to get an out, the split-finger is for a strikeout. He wants to major in corrosion technology and eventually work for a gas company. Part of that also will include a degree in engineering. For now, though, Herman will enjoy his summer between high school and college. And then head off to see if he can work his way into playing for the Saints. Reprinted by permission.

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by Melissa Moore

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Moscow's Class of 2012 recently enjoyed a funfilled 11 day trip to Florida. One of the many attractions they enjoyed was Epcot Center. Back row-Kiara Granados, Leslie Marquez, Jonaton Manriquez, Trevor Haines. Front row-

Osvaldo Granillo, Breck Roop, Yajaira Garcia, Alexandra Davidson, Emmy Hittle, Ty Herman. The sponsors for the class were Harley and Amy Davidson and Kyle and Pam Hittle.

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714 Ballinger • Garden City 620-275-0291 What is Russell Child Development’s Newborn Follow-Up Program? Newborn Follow-up is a Program provided by Russell Child Development Center (RCDC) in partnership with St. Catherine Hospital. RCDC employs an Early Intervention Nurse who maintains affiliate status allowing daily, direct, on-floor contact with patients in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at St. Catherine Hospital and coordinates with larger hospitals in Wichita, Kansas City, and Denver.  The Newborn FollowUp Nurse: •Provides in-hospital consultations; •Consults with families about feeding difficulties; •Assists in planning hospital-to-home transitions; and •Provides follow-up depend-

Moore spreads his wings as a Hutch Monarch Jace Moore is playing baseball for the Hutchinson Monarchs this summer. His parents, Stu and Melissa Moore, attended parents weekend for the team June 29-July 1. The Monarchs are part of the Walter Johnson Summer Collegiate League, which is comprised of teams from Wichita, Valley Center, Park City, Andover, Lindsborg, Newton, Salina, Topeka, and Hutchinson. Three games were played throughout the weekend. Special events included a pot luck supper prior to Friday's game, fireworks after Saturday night's game, and parent recognition on the field before the Sunday afternoon game. The Monarchs won two of the three games and are currently in second place in the nine team league. The Monarchs are owned by Mark and Kim Blackim.

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ing on the child’s needs. The Newborn Follow-up program with RCDC is highly valued by pediatricians and nurses in the area as well as by regional hospitals, for providing accessible, flexible and timely responses to immediate and unexpected needs. Next to feeding, parents worry most about their baby's development. For babies who had a difficult start, spent time in a NICU, or have a chronic condition or disability, the Newborn Follow up Nurse is able to provide immediate support and resources to the family. The Newborn Follow-Up Nurse works collaboratively with a team of RCDC Early Intervention professionals and with the baby’s doctor to monitor development. Some of the

areas that are monitored include: feeding and nutrition, physical development, vision, hearing, and interactions with others. The RCDC staff consists of experienced Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech/Language Pathologists, Early Intervention Teachers and Nurses. These highly trained professionals provide families with valuable information on a variety of topics that relate to infant and toddler development. As with all tiny-k Early Intervention services, Newborn Follow Up is provided at no cost to families. Funding is provided by local, state, and federal sources. These services can be accessed by contacting Russell Child Development Center at 620-275-0291.

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Compiled by Ruthie Winget Thursday, July 12, 2007 A new project offered by USA, Inc. will be opening soon. It will be known as Project Hope. The new location will be one block directly south of Subway. Laura Heger will be project coordinator. Thursday, July 11, 2002 Wayne Comer, one of the most honored men in southwest Kansas, has received yet another award of “Quality of Life Winner” for the state of Kansas. The award was announced at the 2002 Governor Conference on Aging in Topeka. The City of Hugoton is being hooked up to the new tie-in being installed with Pioneer Electric. The city crews are making the adjustment needed with the interconnect operation. Thursday, July 9, 1992 Three preachers originally from Hugoton will return to their roots. They will all share in a message this Sunday at the First Christian Church. Robert McClung, David Parsley and Bob Wetzel all graduated in the class of 1952 from Hugoton High School. They were members of the First Christian Church and all went to college to study for the ministry. The three were ordained into the ministry August 26, 1956. Thursday, July 8, 1982 Sandy Walker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Walker, participated in the first Kansas

MOTHERS AND BABIES HONORED – Hospital Day is observed annually and it took place in Stevens County May 12, 1961. Left to right, back row: Mrs. Archie Smotherman and Archie; Mrs. Jack Stoops and Stacy; Mrs. Roger Hall and Rege; Mrs. Irvin Hancock and Denna; Mrs. Frank Smith and Debra; Mrs. State Our Diamond Miss Pageant in the Jr. Miss Division recently. She received first runner-up in talent, first runner-up in modeling and she received the best party dress award. Thursday, July 13, 1972 Baseball All-Stars for 1972 selected by the Hugoton Little League are Tony Williams, Jeff Greenway, Brent Betsworth, David Roybal, Gregg Christensen, Dale Robinson, Steve Berry, Jeff Brooks, Jerry Graves, Tony Martin, Kyle Gooch, Ebin Nordling and Cary Roland. Thursday, July 12, 1962

J.J. Day and Kevin; and Mrs. Louis Hicks and Eddie. In front: Mrs. Glenn Ladd and Jimmy; Mrs. Russell DeBerry and Teri; Mrs. Quintin Martin and Tommy; Mrs. Gerald Mills and Jamie; Mrs. Jack Martin and Tony; and Mrs. Jerry Smith and Jerry, Jr. Photo is from a 1961 issue of The Hugoton Hermes.

A mother duck and her four ducklings came parading into the back door of the Kerbow Cleaners on a Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Eddie Johnson saw them, screamed and climbed onto a low bench mistaking the babies as rats. The ducks were taken into custody by Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Kerbow and Mrs. Kruger. Mrs. Johnson has them penned until claimed. Tommy Harvey witnessed the ducks proceed across the lot south of the service station before entering the cleaning shop. Thursday, July 10, 1952 Gary Cavner, six year old

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son of Mr. and Mrs. George Cavner is in St. Francis Hospital at Wichita with Stevens County’s first reported case of polio this year. Friday, July 10, 1942 Many young men have been called for induction into the armed forces. Crawford M. Carpenter, Harold Coulter, William Moss, Jack Heger, Marion Reynolds, Cornelius Farmer Peterson, Loren Flummerfelt, Kenneth Lester, Virgil Cooper, Merl Jones, Budd Anderson and Arthur McCandless will report to the local office in Hugoton July 10, 1942.

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surfaces where hard water stains have accumulated. The vinegar will dissolve the scale and make it easy to wipe away. Kitchen No matter how many times you wash down a tiled kitchen floor, grout has a funny way of never quite coming clean. Purchase a grout-cleaning product from a home store and use a stiff-bristled brush or even a toothbrush to get into the grout lines. Then consider using a grout stain and sealer to prevent future discoloration. Windows Few things around the house are as unsightly as torn window screens. Whether on house windows or porches, torn screens tell visitors that you don't care very much about the appearance of your home. But repairing window screens is a relatively easy task. There are screen replacement kits that take you through the process step-bystep if you plan to replace the entire screen. For very small tears, you may be able to patch the damage. There are selfstick patches for screens, but often the glue draws attention to the repair. Rather, get a small piece of new screen material and use an upholstery needle and invisible finishing thread to attach the patch. Furniture Remedy nicks with furniture markers that can blend into the wood grain or other surface materials and mask the dings and dents. From Metro Editorial Services.

Brownback signs law to provide free tuition for tech classes Kansas Governor Sam Brownback highlighted the importance of career and technical education for Kansas high school students Tuesday, June 26 at a ceremonial bill signing of Senate Bill 155 in Wichita. Stakeholders from industries and higher education institutions, as well as elected officials at the state and local level, joined the Governor for the signing at the National Center for Aviation Training facility. The new law is aimed at encouraging high school students to enroll in a community or technical college. It provides all high school students free tuition for technical education courses taken at nearby technical and community colleges. It also establishes an incentive program for school districts to get students involved in career and technical education prior to graduating from high school. The incentive will give each school district $1,000 for each high school student who graduates from that district with an industry-recognized credential

in a high-need occupation, as identified by the Kansas Secretary of Labor. “The value of obtaining an industry-recognized credential by the time a student graduates from high school is immense,” Gov. Brownback said. “That graduate will have a marketable skill to enter the workforce and, if they choose, have the ability to work during college to limit their debt – all without paying a penny in tuition. The community and technical colleges benefit from more students, the school district benefits from the $1,000 incentive and the economy benefits from having another skilled worker join the workforce. Everybody wins.” Dr. Tony Kinkel, President of Wichita Area Technical College, said he believes the bill will increase the partnerships between school districts and two-year colleges to meet the needs of Kansas employers and also provide parents with information and incentives to steer their children toward higher

education opportunities where there are actual jobs. “Economists estimate that nearly one-third of the unemployment rate can be attributed to a mismatch between the skills people have and the skills needed for available jobs,” Kinkel said. “The Governor’s initiative will position Kansas to tackle that challenge head-on.” John Dieker, Vice President of Strategic Projects at Bombardier Learjet and board member of the Sedgwick County Technical Education and Training Authority, praised the new law as a strategic way to improve an already great workforce in the City of Wichita and State of Kansas. “Wichita is one of only five aviation clusters in the world,” Dieker said. “We have been able to maintain and grow this cluster primarily due to the skilled labor we have in this region. With the passage and signing of this bill, we are confident that it will provide all of us with the next generation of highly skilled and technically trained individ-

uals to support a maturing workforce. This truly shows the commitment of all our public, private and education partners to preserve Wichita as the ‘Air Capital of the World.’” John Allison, superintendent of the Wichita Public School District, emphasized the importance of new opportunities now available for students. “With 75 percent of our current high school students taking one or more career and technical education course, we know that young people are interested,” said Allison. “Tuition-free enrollment in technical college courses and financial incentives for school districts will allow us to create new partnerships and expand existing ones that prepare students for bright futures;” Allison said. SB 155 passed unanimously out of both chambers and was signed into law by the Governor in May. The new law took effect July 1, 2012.

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“My Social Security” online tool is popular feature

When Raymond Boyle checked his skunk trap recently, he was surprised to find a fox in the trap. He had previously spotted what he

thought was this fox along with a couple of baby kits so he released the mama.

Manor’s Main Street worthy of a leisurely stroll

Orville Toole and Karoll Wagner stroll down Main Street at the new Pioneer Manor. The two “cruise” the main drag of the Manor quite regularly.

Orville Toole and Karoll Wagner like to take a constitutional stroll down Pioneer Manor Main Street after every meal. They thoroughly enjoy the wide open space of the new facility. “That Main Street sure keeps us busy,” they commented. Karoll strolls on foot and Orville wheels along in his motorized wheelchair. Orville remarked he liked to get out of his room and wheel up and down the Pioneer Manor Main Street. Karoll stated that his name is a German name. He always enjoys German food, especially sauerkraut. Celane Baker invites the public to come out to walk with the residents whenever possible as they get their exercise.

Visit traveling exhibit at Stauth Memorial Museum “The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey From France” traveling exhibit opens this week at the Stauth Memorial Museum and will be displayed from July 9 to August 19. More than three generations of Americans have grown up reading the stories of an irrepressible little brown monkey known in this country as “Curious George.” But few people know about the incredible journey made by his creators, Margret and H.A. Rey, to escape the Nazi invasion of Paris at the start of World War II. Stashing a few precious belongings and manuscripts in their knapsacks and the baskets of their bicycles, the Jewish couple fled Paris in June 1940, starting a five-month odyssey by bike, train and boat that would eventually bring them to American shores. Beginning in the years prior to the war, “The Wartime Escape” explores the Reys’ early creative collaborations and traces how the story of George himself (originally titles “The Adventures of Fifi”) spanned the wartime period. The monkey emerged as a character in one of the Reyes’ pre-World War II stories, and the manuscript that became Curious George was already in progress by 1939. However, wartime constraints on printing as well as the general turmoil of the period prevented the original contract from being fulfilled. When the Reys were forced to flee Paris along with thousands of other refugees in advance of the

German occupation, the manuscript and illustrations of the book were among the few personal possessions that they managed to take with them. Escaping via Spain and Portugal, then across the Atlantic to Brazil, the Reyes finally reached the United States in October 1940. A month later, they received a new contract from Houghton Mifflin for “The Adventures of Fifi,” later re-titled “The Adventures of Curious George.” The exhibition features 27 framed art prints by artist Allan Drummond and supplemental archival images from the holdings of the DeGrummond Collection of Children’s Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi. The exhibition is based in part on the 2005 publication, “The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey”, written by Louise Borden and illustrated by Allan Drummond (Houghton Mifflin Company, New York.) The exhibition is organized and curated by Beth Seldin Dothan, Director of the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Ne. As part education programing, the Stauth Memorial Museum will be hosting two fun, yet informative programs during this exhibit. Saturday, July 21, they are hosting “A Weekend Escape with Curious George” for children. That day divided into two programs: first-third graders from 9:00 a.m. to noon and fourth-sixth graders from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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Saturday, June 30

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Sunday, July 1

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The other program, “A Season of War,” is for adults and is to be Sunday, July 22, at 2:30 p.m. hosted by World War II veteran, Charles G. Chauncey. Be on the lookout for more information on both of these great programs coming soon. Contact 620-846-2527 or go to www.stauthmemo for more information. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The musem is closed Mondays and all major holidays. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this incredible exhibit. The “Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey From France” exhibit is toured by ExhibitsUSA, a national program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, recently announced in less than two months’ time, one million people have gone online, created a My Social Security account and viewed their Social Security Statement. “The online Social Security Statement is a huge success,” Commissioner Astrue said. “The online Statement meets our commitment to provide Americans with an easy, efficient process to obtain an estimate of their potential Social Security benefits. I recommend that everyone get in the habit of checking their online Statement each year, around their birthday, for example.” The online Statement provides estimates for retirement, disability and survivors benefits. It also provides workers as young as 18 a convenient year-round way to determine whether their earnings are accurately posted to their Social Security records, which was not possible when the agency mailed paper Statements only to those 25 and older. May 1, Social Security unveiled this new addition to its popular suite of electronic services at www.socialsecu, which allows people to access their Social Security earnings and benefit information securely and conveniently. According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI), users are giving the online Statement a score of 89 - making it competitive with Social Security’s

other top - rated, best - in government online services, such as the Retirement Estimator and online retirement application. The ASCI tracks trends in customer’s satisfaction and provides valuable benchmarking insights for companies and government agencies.

To access your online Statement, you must be at least 18 years old, have a Social Security number, have a valid email address and have a U.S. mailing address. To learn more or to create your own account, please go to mystatement.

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ROLLA NEWS By Mary Courtney

July 10 Registration deadline for Rolla High School Alumni Banquet. July 16-20 Vacation Bible School from

1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Richfield United Methodist Church. August 13 - 17 Morton County Health Fair free to all who participate.

BOLO issued for local laughing loiterer Weldon “Sorg” Clinesmith received a stern warning from clerk Jade Greene Saturday for blocking the door to the Rolla Corner Stop with his motorized scooter. Later, Clinesmith was terrorizing cus-

tomers by chasing them about and frightening them with his malicious laughter. Sorg has been classified as a trouble-maker, and locals should watch out for him in the future!

Registration deadline approches for alumni banquet The deadline for registering for the Rolla High School Alumni banquet is July 10. Plans are being made, food is being ordered, and the organizers want all alumni, teach-

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Rockies are in the pink for cancer walk Anne Behan completed her third Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. The marathon and a half walk through the Rocky Mountains is grueling, but participants complete the course with joyful hearts and smiles stretching for miles. Anne’s friends and relatives have made her journey through this event by donating thousands of dollars over the past three years. Anne has walked in memory of her former 4-H leader, Sheila Kneller, and in honor of her friend, Karen Rodriguez. She took her cheerleaders, Gardell, Kelly and Jon Schnable, along for encouragement. Gardell was in charge of first aid and forced her feet into ice water and Epsom salts after the first twenty-six miles. During the Avon Walk Rocky Mountains, which is a noncompetitive event, women and men had a choice of walking a marathon (26.2 miles) or a marathon and a half (39.3 miles) over the weekend. The event kicked off Saturday, June 23, with an early morning Opening Ceremony at Keystone Resort. Following the ceremony, walkers began their journey, traveling through the Rocky Mountain region and concluding at the Avon Walk “Wellness Village” at Summit County Middle School. The “Wellness Village” featured two-person pink sleeping

tents, hot showers, prepared meals, entertainment, volunteer medical services, along with leisure activities such as relaxing yoga and a spa zone with mini-back-and-footmassages. Sunday, June 24, walkers completed another 13.1 miles together, ending at Main Street in Breckenridge, Co. where thousands of family and friends greeted them and shared in a celebratory and moving Closing Ceremony, including the awarding of new grants. To participate in the Avon Walk Rocky Mountains, each walker raised a minimum of $1,800 in donations. The Avon Foundation for Women [a 501(c)(3) public charity] manages the funds raised, which it awards to local, regional and national breast cancer organizations to support five areas of the breast cancer cause, including awareness and education, screening and diagnosis, access to treatment, support services, and scientific research. Since its launch in 2003, the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer series has raised more than $440 million through the dedication of more than 170, 000 participating women and men from across the country, including thousands of Avon Associates and Representatives.

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Pat and Ron DeGarmo had a very special visitor this weekend. Owen DeGarmo drove from Colorado with his parents, Austin and Susan, just to see Grandma and Grandpa. Owen was delighted with the lavish attention he received. He believes he could get used to be spoiled by his grandparents on a regular basis.

Owen DeGarmo

Rolla UMC continues Bible School Vacation Bible School will continue Thursday and Friday at the Rolla United Methodist Church. Activities

will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 8:30 p.m. People of all ages are invited to attend Avalanche Ranch.

Richfield UMC flies for Vacation Bible School Airplanes are flying in the Richfield United Methodist Church in preparation for Vacation Bible School. Attendees will travel to the sky,

"Where all things are possible with God." It will be July 1620 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Plan now to attend!

Noah Bane watches Olympic hopefuls Noah Bane and his parents, Andy and Shara, traveled to Omaha for the Olympic trials at the Century Link Center. There June 29 for the Olympic, Noah was able to watch some of his favorite United States Olympic hopefuls. He was able to

catch a glimpse of Michael Phelps, and was able to have his picture taken with Matt Grevers. Noah swims competitively with the Elkhart Swim team, and his grandparents, Sandy and Randy Bane, are his greatest fans.

Noah Bane with swimmer Matt Grevers, 2012 Olympic hopeful.

Anne Behan participates in her third Avon Walk for Breast Cancer recently. She smiles along with her supporters and cheerleaders Jon Schnable. Many family members and friends also encouraged her during the admirable undertaking.

Consumer Corner Contributed by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt AVOID TELEMARKETING TRICKS By Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt Over the past few years, thousands of Kansans have registered their phone numbers with the Do Not Call Registry, cutting back on the number of telemarketing calls they receive. Unfortunately, this has not stopped telemarketers from finding new ways to violate the law and get your money or personal information. If you haven’t registered yet, you can do that by calling 1-888-382-1222 or going to Once you have been on the registry for 31 days, most businesses are prohibited from calling you to attempt to sell you a product or service. Exceptions include calls soliciting charitable donations, calls concerning political candidates or issues and calls from businesses with which you have a prior relationship. Scam artists will also often try to target victims over the telephone. Here are some of the latest telephone scams reported to our office: Tech support Consumers throughout the state have reported being called by someone claiming to be technical support for Microsoft or other software companies. The caller tells the consumer that his or her software license has expired and must be renewed. They may ask for payment over the phone or direct the consumer to a website where they can enter their payment information. In addition to gaining access to your credit card or bank account number, these sites can also be a source of viruses which allow the scammer to steal even more of your personal information. Software companies will not contact you over the phone to offer unsolicited technical support. If you do

need technical assistance, contact your software provider directly by using a number provided with your software or through the company’s legitimate website. Text messages A growing number of companies are using text messages to inform their customers of sales and special offers. This can be a useful marketing tool for companies, and valuable to customers, as long as they have opted to receive these messages. If you receive unsolicited text message offers you have not signed up for, be suspicious. Be especially wary of text messages claiming you have won a prize and asking you to respond to claim it. This is just another way scammers can try to gain access to your money and personal information. Getting you to contact them Scammers are also getting around no-call laws by finding ways for you to contact them. This may come in the form of unsolicited postcards or emails offering extended car warranties, magazine subscriptions or get-richquick or work-from-home schemes. Abide by the old saying, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” You may be better off not answering calls from numbers you do not recognize on your caller ID. Legitimate businesses and individuals trying to contact you will leave you a message and include a number where you can call them back. If you do receive unsolicited calls after registering on the Do-NotCall list, please let us know. You can file a complaint with our Consumer Protection Division by visiting our Web site For more information, call our Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800432-2310.

One Man’s Trash Is Another’s Treasure! Find yours at one of Stevens County’s Noah Bane tries to “measure up” in front of a full-sized likeness of U.S. Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Michael Phelps.

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Cloverleaf Cowboys enjoy camp experiences at recent meeting The monthly meeting of the Cloverleaf Cowboys 4-H Club was called to order Monday, June 25, at 7:00 at the 4-H Building by President Elizabeth Johnson. The pledges were led by Austin Newlon and Chloe Martin. Roll Call was "What is your favorite pizza topping?" With all the summer activities going on there was not a quorum present. Secretary Montana Beesley read the minutes from the last meeting and they were approved. Megan Newlon gave an inspirational devotion. The treasurer's report was given by Logan Brecheisen and the reporter's report was given by Landon Brecheisen. Megan Newlon showed her historian's book and asked for more photos.

The club heard several committee reports. Claire Clark representing the Community Service Committee told about their suggestions for spending the Monsanto funds. Landon Brecheisen from the Pool Party Committee reminded everyone of the pool party date. The party is planned for Sunday, July 15, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The club decided to have everyone bring snacks to eat along with the swimming. Elizabeth Johnson and Austin Newlon from the Booth Committee reminded everyone to get their photographs turned in. They also showed how the pictures will be displayed in the booth at the fair. Mrs. Vicky Newlon told the group about the progress made so far on the 4-H Club

Banner. The Banner Committee will meet again July 3 and finish the banner which will be exhibited at the fair. The leader's report was given by Mrs. Vicky Newlon. She reminded everyone fair entries are due July 2. She also congratulated Cutter Hawks, Sydney Beesley and Austin Newlon for their recent success at the horse shows. Several members have been taking part in horse shows and will participate in the District horse show. A fun song from 4- H camp called “Chicky” was led by Elizabeth Johnson, Lauren Sarchet and Sydney Beesley. A project talk was given by Lauren Sarchet. She brought

her kitten and told about her 4-H Cat Project. Logan, Landon, Lacey and Laramie Brecheisen gave a Sheep and Goat Quiz for their project talk. The group enjoyed an egg toss game for recreation led by Morgan Sarchet. Junior Vice President Sydney Beesley announced the agenda for next month's meeting. The meeting was then adjourned. Refreshments were provided by the Newlon and Hawks families. By Landon Brecheisen, Cloverleaf Cowboys 4-H Club Reporter.

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For recreation, Cloverleaf Cowboys 4-H Club members enjoy an egg toss.


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Cole Owens, Agent Garden City, Kansas www Lauren Sarchet shows her kitten to the Cloverleaf Cowboys.

Members of the Cloverleaf Cowboys have fun with a camp song.

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

Due to the Holiday and It’s Fair Time! Now that the Fourth of July celebrations are nearly over it is time to get seriously geared up for the Stevens County Fair. There are several changes to this year’s fair we want to be sure everyone is aware of. The Public 4-H Fashion Revue will be in a different location – at Memorial Hall. It will be Thursday, July 26, beginning at 7:30 p.m. There will be many great looking outfits on good looking boys and girls who have worked hard to make or select their clothing. With these hot days of summer it is a great way to spend a cool evening inside enjoying a fashion show! For the second year we will have the annual Fair Parade Monday evening, July 30, at 5:30 p.m. Stake out a place on Main Street, somewhere between Fourth and Eighth Streets, and be ready to smile and wave! Then you can head down to the fairgrounds to enjoy the FFA Kids’ Night activities and the free concert featuring Gwen Sebastian. She has had national exposure on the NBC show “The Voice” since she last performed here in Stevens County, and we are excited to have such a big name performer at our local fair. As always, there will be the big tent to relax under, and it is a great way to spend a summer evening with friends! If you want to see some beautiful horses and riders show off their skills, feel free to come to the fairgrounds and watch the 4-H and open class horse shows beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning July 28. Mornings have been typically cool and pleasant, so bring your comfortable lawn chairs and watch the riders. Monday, July 30, will find 4-H’ers and volunteers busy getting buildings and stalls cleaned and displays set up to celebrate the fair theme

“Harvest of the Heartland”. Once again the smells of BBQ will be drifting through the Fair Grounds on Tuesday, as contestants in the Back-yard Cook-Off take center stage. Tuesday is also the day to enjoy a free lunch at the fairgrounds with hot-dogs and hamburgers provided by the Stevens County Sheriff´s Department. Come early and watch the Dog and Pet Shows beginning at 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. This year I have added a twist to the 4-H Foods Auction. Since it is my son Stetson’s last year in 4-H we wanted to say thanks by creating two t-shirt quilts to be auctioned off during the foods auction to raise money for 4-H. There is a K-State quilt (naturally!) and a KU quilt! I hope to have these displayed in the community during July so you can see them up close before the fair. The money will be split between the Stevens County 4-H Council and the Frank and Catherine Ellsaesser 4-H Endowment Fund, to be used to help sponsor 4-H leadership programs in Stevens County. So even if you are watching your waist line and don’t want to purchase baked goods, you can purchase an awesome quilt instead! The Auction will begin Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. following the Religious Night, featuring 3D Gospel and Delisa Dawn. Plan Now to Exhibit A County Fair isn’t a County Fair without exhibits. The people of Stevens County are what makes our fair great. If you have some garden produce or great looking flowers, bring them on down. If you have created any fancy work, sewing or crafts projects this past year, bring them on down. If you have a special one to show off bring it down to the contest. For photography buffs we have plenty of opportunities to show off your pictures, and if

you have been working hard putting up preserves, bring them down and show them off. There is also the annual Sally Claggett sponsored Prize Winning Food Contest. This year is one of my favorite foods, chocolate cake. Any layered chocolate cake will do, and the winning entry will take home a $50.00 cash prize for first place. Remember, this is open for all ages. I’m thinking this is one area I may have to see if I can get a taste test during the judging! If you aren’t into cake-baking, there are lots of other items to make and enter. Remember, if you don’t bring it, you can’t win, place or show. This is my fifteenth year as Stevens County FACS Agent during the fair, and I truly think it gets better every year. We have great county support and wonderful volunteers that help things run smoothly. Almost everyone helping at the fair is an unpaid volunteer. Take time this year as you are entering your items and thank them for their help. We also hope you take time to talk to our 4-H’ers as you see them at the fair. This is an exciting time for them, as they show their accomplishments from their hard work during the year. They are learning life skills that will prepare them for the future, and during fair week they also learn some life lessons about winning and losing, and doing one’s best. Feel free to stop and talk to me at the fair. Let me know any ideas you may have to improve things, or maybe a suggestion for next year’s prize winning baked good. You might need to wear running shoes to catch me though, as I am usually on the move. Hope to see everyone in a few weeks at the fair. Pray for cooler weather!

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Stevens County Fair Backyard Cook-Off This fun and friendly competition will be held July 31. Showcase your talents and possibly win a cash prize of up to $600.

Entry deadline is July 23 No Entry Fee! Entry forms and rules are available at the Stevens County Extension Office & Hugoton Area Chamber of Commerce Office. For more information contact Theresa at 544-2707.

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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: Needed for part-time helper for morning work. Duties include driving to appointments, taking blood pressure with manual blood pressure instruments and helping me personally around the house. Call Edna at 544-2229. (2c27) ---------------

HELP WANTED: Ulysses Feedyard is looking for a Shop Mechanic. Duties will include working on Feed trucks, Tractors, changing bearings and maintenance of company vehicles. Benefits include affordable health, dental and vision insurance and ESOP retirement program. Please call for more information


Home Time Every Other Day. Minimum $3,120/week! 100% Fuel Surcharge! Dedicated to one customer and dedicated routes Ask about our Greatcare plan options to save on major medical, retirement, wellness & business services. Lease purchase program with down payment assistance. Class A CDL & 1 year experience, with at least 6 months tanker experience.


Text GREATWIDE to 30364

Ulysses Feedyard 1765 E. Rd 21 Ulysses, Ks. 67880 620-356-1750 (2c27) Solution to June 28, 2012 puzzle


NEEDED IMMEDIATELY Yard Maintenance/Deliveries Tri-Rotor Crop Services



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

CDL Required. Full Benefits Package



McDONALD’S NOW HIRING Day and Night Shift Available

Apply at McDonald’s 612 E. 11th



TEMPORARY FULL TIME HELP NEEDED - MAINTENANCE Wanted: person to assist City Superintendent with day to day maintenance. Hours will be 40 hours/week on a temporary basis. Some experience in mechanics necessary. Must live in Stevens County, write and speak English, be able to work unsupervised, and be able to lift more than 50 pounds. CDL and drug testing required. (CDL may be acquired after employement.) Applications are available at Moscow City Hall, 125 Main Street. Or mail resume to PO Box 7, Moscow, Ks. 67952. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information, please call 598-2234. The City of Moscow is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Hooker Hardware & Auto LLC is looking for a selfmotivated hard-working individual who is interested in managing a new hardware, auto parts and lumberyard in Hooker, Ok. Successful applicant will have great customer service skills, management skills, and be willing to meet the demands of hte position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please mail resume and cover letter to Hooker Hardware & Auto, LLC, PO Box 7, Hooker, Ok. 73945 (2c27)


JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding/Grant County Feeders, Ulysses, Kansas, has full time positions available:

Penriders and Hospital

For penrider positions, horsemanship skills and tack required. Company horses available as needed. Doctoring position, experience is preferred, but will train the right person. Please contact Oscar Obregon @ 620-353-9709. Email Feedtruck drivers & Mill maintenance, please contact Adam Hoffman @ 970-475-6727, email Competitive hourly wage and full benefit package is provided You may also apply at Grant County Feeders, 7597 W. Road 17, Ulysses, KS, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. (EOE) M/F (2c27)

CURRENT OPENINGS AT STEVENS COUNTY HOSPITAL, MEDICAL CLINIC AND PIONEER MANOR NURSING HOME Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time, Part-time and PRN RNs or LPNs to work the Med/Surg floor. These positions are for both day and night shifts (7 am-7 pm and 7 pm-7am). All candidates must have a Kansas RN/LPN license to be eligible. We offer outstanding benefits, competitive wages, sign-on bonus (FT and PT only) and mileage reimbursement if individual lives 15 miles or more outside of Stevens County. (tfc15) Stevens County Healthcare is searching for Full-time RNs, LPNs and CMAs to work at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home. These positions are for the night shift (6 pm - 6 am). Interested candidates must be certified with a Kansas license to be eligible for these positions. We offer excellent benefits and competitive wages.


Please contact Robyn Medina in Human Resources for an application 620-544-8511


(First published in the Hugoton Hermes, Thursday, June 28, 2012) 3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association Plaintiff, vs. Mike Ruiz AKA Mike Angel Ruiz, et al., Defendants Case No. 10CV0017 Division 3 K.S.A. 60 Mortgage Foreclosure (Title to Real Estate Involved) NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S_SALE Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the Clerk of the District Court in and for the said County of Stevens, State of Kansas, in a certain cause in said Court Numbered 10CV0017, wherein the parties above named were respectively plaintiff and defendant, and to me, the undersigned Sheriff of said County, directed, I will offer for sale at public

auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand at 10:00 AM, on 07/20/2012, at the front door of Stevens County Courthouse, the following described real estate located in the County of Stevens, State of Kansas, to wit: SURFACE AND SURFACE RIGHTS ONLY IN AND TO: LOT TWO (2) IN BLOCK FIFTY-EIGHT (58) IN THE CITY OF HUGOTON, STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS. SHERIFF OF STEVENS COUNTY, KANSAS Respectfully Submitted, By: Shawn Scharenborg, KS #24542 Sara Knittel, KS #23624 Kelli N. Breer, KS #17851 Kozeny & McCubbin, L.C. (St. Louis Office) 12400 Olive Blvd., Suite 555 St. Louis, MO 63141 Phone: (314) 991-0255 Fax: (314) 567-8006 Email: Attorney for Plaintiff

ACCOUNTING CLERK Pioneer Electric Cooperative is seeking a professional individual for a full-time Accounting Clerk position. Responsibilities include posting and paying accounts payable invoices, preparing payroll of Cooperative and subsidiaries, preparing and maintaining assigned accounting records with approved procedures and preparing accounting reports. To be considered, the successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills, a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, be self-motivated, have the ability to work with and maintain sensitive and confidential information and work well with a variety of people (employees, vendors, consultants etc.) under differing circumstances. Two years of college accounting desired; however, equivalent experience in accounting or bookkeeping may be substituted for a portion of or the entire education requirement. Must be proficient in the use of personal computers or terminals, 10-key calculator and Microsoft Excel and Word. Benefit package includes employer provided family medical, dental, vision and life insurance, pension and 401(k) plan with employer matching contribution, holidays, vacation and sick leave. Finalist will be required to successfully pass a post-offer physical examination and alcohol/drug test, possess a valid Kansas drivers’ license and reside within the Cooperative’s service territory. Resumes may be sent to Pioneer Electric, ATT: Human Resources, PO Box 368, Ulysses, KS 67880, hand-delivered to Pioneer Electric, 1850 W. Oklahoma, Ulysses, Kansas or emailed to Application and position outline can be obtained by visiting Deadline for submitting resumes is July 9, 2012. Pioneer Electric is an E.O.E. (2c26) (2c27)


ECDC: Kindergarten Teacher Aide position. This person will work closely with our Kindergarten staff in providing direct instructional support.   This will be a 35 hour per week position with a single health care benefit provided.  This position requires either: at least 48 college hours or will be required to pass the ParaPro test to meet State requirements.   Please contact Tiffany Boxum, Principal, for more information or to submit an application.  Position is open until filled. 620-544-4376 Elementary School: Elementary School Cook. This is a full time position and includes a single insurance Benefit. Applcation deadline is Friday, July 20. Please Contact Davonna Daharsh for more information. 620-544-4397 or Primary/Intermediate School Hugoton Elementary School is accepting applications for a High Plains Educational Cooperative para professional. Applications are available at Central Office, 205 E. 6th or online at 48 college hours or a passing score on the ParaPro test is required. Please contact Tiffany Boxum for more information at 544-4376 or HMS/HHS ISS and substitute coordinator: This is a 9 month office position at $10.00 an hour. Turn in application to Central Office or email to Position to begin end of July or early August. Central Office: BOE Clerk: Skills needed include tech, accounting systems, and people skills. This is a 12 month, full time job with excellent pay and benefits; base salary of a minimum of $34,000. Timeline: resume and application due July 13; mandatory training session on July 24. Job to begin July 30 or early August. Call 544-4376 for more information. USD #210 is an EOE.

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FOR SALE FOR SALE: Black Angus Bulls, registered, tested, guarantee, excellent bloodlines, confirmation and performance, discounts. Facebook. com/blackvelvetranch. Contact Black Velvet Ranch, Aaron Plunkett, Syracuse, Ks. 620-384-1101. (15c16) --------------FOR SALE: 2010 Country Clipper Mower. 20hp engine, 2 joy stick controls, electric clutch, bagger & blower, 41 hours. For More Information call 620-544-1815. (tfc26) --------------FOR SALE: 2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Soft Tail. 14,600 miles. Very Clean. Call for more information @4281003 (2c26) ---------------

FOR SALE: Wheat Hay at $115 a ton. Also, Oat Hay at $175 a ton. Neither has been rained on. Please contact and leave a message at either the office 620-428-6400 or cell 620-5445223. (2c26) --------------FOR SALE: 1986 Harley Davidson Electraglide. Call or text 620-453-0427 for more information. (tfc27)



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

509 Recreation Drive, Moscow - Brick Ranch, 4 bed/3 b, fin bsmt, fpl, wood floors, deck, and much more!!! Call for your private showing!


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

Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Monday


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

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


$12, 50 $11,9 0 95

2003 Coleman Caravan 25 ft. camper

CALL 620-544-6818


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


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


SUPPORT GROUPS PREGNANT? NEED HELP? Call Birthright of Garden City, 316-276-3605 or Birthline in Liberal, 1404 N. Western, 620-626-6763. (tfc3) -----------ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will help you if you sincerely want to stop drinking. Call 544-8633. (tfc1)

CELEBRATE RECOVERY every Monday night 7:00 p.m. at Assembly of God, 138 S. Main. (tfc25)

AL-Anon Family Group

Pioneer Manor Family Support Group


Chance Yoder - Salesperson Agricultural Land Residential & Commercial Specialist

Chance Yoder- Cellphone 544-1907 “Call Us For All Your Real Estate Needs”

GARAGE SALE: Friday, July 6, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Torrefuerte, 400 E. Tenth Street ------------GARAGE SALE: Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7, 8:00 to 11:30 a.m., 301 S. Madison in Alley, Clothes, Kids’, Teens’, Etc. Odds & Ends ------------MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Saturday, July 7, 8:00 a.m. ???, Commercial Building at Fairgrounds, Furniture, Treadmill, TV, Washer/Dryer, Baby Clothes, Adult Clothes, Decorations --------------THREE FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Saturday, July 7, 711 S. Van Buren, Furniture, Toys, Clothes, Electronics and More --------------MOVING SALE: Friday, July 6, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., 612 S. Adams St., Washer/Dryer, Furniture, Toys, Etc. --------------YARD SALE: Friday, July 6, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., 203 S. Van Buren, Clothes, Scrubs, Cosmetics, Home Decor, Toys, Lots More ---------------


ESTATE AUCTION LARGE ESTATE AUCTION Saturday, July 7 in Elkhart - see List -, Auctioneer Jim Cunningham 620360-0249. ---------------



1030 S. Main

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

Chance Yoder

HOUSE CLEANING SERVICES: If you live in the Hugoton area and need a Housecleaner, Call Maria at 541-1017. (4p24) ---------------


CHILDCARE NEEDED NEEDING CHILDCARE: Adorable four month old baby looking for someone to take care of me while my mommy teaches school! Please call 970-370-0620. (2c27) ---------------


Mike Schechter 316-300-6593 113 Van Buren


603 Madison in Rolla



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

620-544-5499 or 620-428-2929

CARD OF THANKS THANK YOU Thank you to everyone who sent flowers, cards and expressions of sympathy during our recent loss of Loren’s father. Your kind gestures were each genuinely appreciated by our family. Loren, Lillian, Aaron and Adam Seaman

Great Deals ~ Easy Financing ~ Quality Service

Office: (620)544-7800 531 S. Jackson Hugoton, Ks. 67951

Alan D. Higgins, Owner

Frankie Thomas, owner

1900 sq. ft, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, extra large kitchen 1400 sq. ft finished basement w/ bath and kitchen. 4 car detached garage and pool.

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





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

Monday 5:00 p.m.


WANTED NEEDED: Gas stove, refrigerator, full size or queen size box springs and mattress and love seat. Call 544-5616. (tfc31) -------------WANTED: Buying your Wheat Straw or Kochia weeds @ $7.00 / bale. Call 598-2978 or 620-874-0658.

Project Hope


Karen Yoder- 544-4161 or Cellphone 544-3730


307 N. Kansas, Suite 101 Liberal, KS 67901

Help for families & friends of alcoholics. Mon & Thurs 8:00pm, 1405 Cemetery Road 544-2610 or 544-2854

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

if no answer, leave message (tfc48)


(620) 624-1212 BUSINESS

801 S. Main Street - 3 bed/2 bath, fence, cen H/A, fpl, det garage, corner lot. Call today!

Karen Yoder


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1609 S. Madison St- Very nice 4 bedrooms, 3 bath home. 4th bedroom is separate from others & has its own bath, great guest room. Family room includes fireplace. Formal dining as well as kitchen dining. Large office/craft area & media room.

204 W. 8th St. - This exclusive home has 4 BD , 3 BA, with a full basement. There is a vinyl fence, 1109 S. Madison St. - All you could ever want in shed, 1 car att. and, 2 car det. garage. Great location. To view this must see call Angie today! Agent a home. Home has 8 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 2 Living areas. Basement family room is equipped owned! with cabinets, sink, and cook top. Bathroom downLots in Spikes Addition stairs has a large whirlpool tub. Kitchen and up504 S. Wildcat Ct. 712 E. 5th St. stairs bath recently remodeled. New appliances in kitchen. Back porch remodeled and enclosed and 617 E. 4th nice sitting patio next to porch.

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



(620) 428-1042 CELLULAR

402 S. Main Street - Commercial Propertyover 5,000 sf zoned B-2, 75 x 190 lot, parking. Call for details!

ROLLA PLAZA APARTMENTS 1 & 2 Bedroom.Rental Assistance Available. For more information call Dayna Folger at (tfc40) 620-492-3698



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


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

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


WANTED: Wheat Straw to Bale for local area feeders. Call 620-544-5949. (6c24) ----------------WANT TO PURCHASE: Minerals and other oil/gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co. 80201. (104p5) ---------------

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

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



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

600 S. Jefferson - Ranch style, stone, 3,406 sf, 3+1 bed, 2 b, circle drive, cen H/A, workshop, fence. A MUST SEE!! Call for appointment!


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

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

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

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

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

708 E. Fourth St. NEW CONSTRUCTION!! 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 Car Garage, Full Basement!! Buyer has opportunity to pick colors & other amenities of home. Allowances will be given for paint, flooring, and appliances.

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D. Schmidt to tour SW Kansas Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt will visit communities in several Western Kansas counties next week, his office announced. Schmidt is scheduled to speak to community organizations, host educational seminars for local prosecutors and meet with elected officials and community leaders. “It is important for elected officials to visit communities throughout our state and keep

in touch with Kansans,” Schmidt said. “I look forward to this opportunity.” Schmidt’s public schedule is as follows: Wednesday, July 11 6:45 a.m. Ulysses – Remarks at Kiwanis Club, Ulysses Senior Center, 117 E. Grant Ave. 12:00 noon Garden City – Remarks at Rotary Club, Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave.


Participants in the Stevens County Library Angry Birds event built this tower full of mischievous pigs. “Angry Birds,” the mobile phone game that has taken over the nation can be seen everywhere...even at your public library! Those pesky “pigs” were built by kids at the Stevens County Library during the Angry Birds event. Look at those smirks...they are just asking for it!

Come by my booth, Pam Bensel, Republican Candidate for Stevens County Clerk, and donate a can of food for a chance to dig in the sand prize pit. All donations will go to Project Hope Pol. Adv. Pd for by Pam Bensel

Three young ladies perform "How Much is that Doggie in the Window" with Lorena and Bre of the Southwest Friends of the Arts Society. This performance was part of the Summer Reading Program at the Stevens County Library.

Ready...Aim...FIRE!!!!! Kids built their own Angry Birds and launched them with rubber bands to knock down targets at the Stevens County Library Summer Reading Program. A complete calendar of free Summer Reading events can be found at All Summer Reading events are open to the public. No registration is required.

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Two young men rock out to "We Will Rock You" with Carol and Kyle of the Southwest Friends of the Arts Society. SWFAS taught stage presence to kids at the Stevens County Library last week. Everyone had a blast and all the performers were top notch!

The living dead invaded the Stevens County Library! Abby and Fabiola of the Southwest Friends of the Arts Society taught these young men the moves to "Thriller," and they caught on quickly! To view these performances in their entirety, visit southwest-friends-of-thearts-glee-project-videos/.

Baker Arts Center presents youth art competition pieces

South of Rolla FOR SALE: This lovely estate located only three miles south of Rolla, KS, on County Highway 24, is a four-bedroom, threebath home with a good size kitchen and living room and it has a fireplace. The home and a 40x80 steel shed are located on a ten-acre parcel of grass. A rare opportunity. Please call David Light at 544-9763. David Light 620-544-9763 Fax: 620-356-5462 Office: 620-356-5808

Rocket on in to the Baker Arts Center and take a trip into space through the eyes of young artists from all over the world in the current Humans in Space Youth Art Exhibit. This art competition from 2010 was sponsored by NASA and includes reproductions representing two-dimensional artwork as well as three laptops displaying the video movie entries, videos of the literature entries being read by other students, orchestras playing the music composed for the competition and an introduction to the

exhibit made by weightless astronauts on the International Space Station. All of these wonderful works were created by students ages ten to 17. Crew posters from the International Space Station astronauts are also on display and in the most recent years depict the crews as though they were incorporated into movie or music themes such as “Pilots of the Caribbean” in the Expedition 30 poster. Each of these crews lives and works in space for six months and is composed of

crewmembers from 11 different countries. After inspiration from the artwork on the main level, viewers may travel to the lower level and create their own “Space Art”. The main wall is being transformed into a colorful Space Mural and the alcove walls are covered in black paper for the production of galaxies, constellations, and other starry creations. There are also paper blimps to create and fly as well as a space shuttle glider or an Astro Tube to test fly through a hula hoop tar-

get. The Baker Arts Center is located at 624 N. Pershing in Liberal and is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., and from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays. The Center is closed Sunday and Monday. For more information on this exhibit or other programs at the center call 624-2810. This article was contributed by Baker Arts Center.

KDHE releases statistics spanning 100 years The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics (BEPHI) has issued the 2010 Selected Statistics, Stillbirths and Infant Deaths Report summarizing vital records data on stillbirths and infant deaths. The purpose of this report is to move beyond single-year statistics reported in the Annual Summary of Vital Statistics and provide a more long term view of stillbirth and infant mortality data and statistics. In an attempt to increase data stability, the intervals include 5 years, 20 years or approximately 100 years. Findings in the 2010 report include the following: • In the last century, the Kansas infant mortality rate (IMR) has decreased dramatically (91.4%) from 2,795 infant deaths in 1912 to 253 infant deaths in 2010. • Even when considering the last 20 years (1991-2010), the overall trend in infant mortality rates/1,000 live births has decreased significantly from 9.0 in 1991 to 6.3 in 2010. • Analysis of the underlying cause of death by (20062010) shows that prematurity or low birth weight is the leading cause of death among

Black non-Hispanic infants and congenital anomalies is the leading cause of death among White non-Hispanic and Hispanic infants. Analysis of the linked birth/death file (2006-2010) shows that prematurity (less than 37 weeks gestation) was a primary risk factor in 62 percent of all infant deaths even when the underlying cause of death was not prematurity or low birth weight. Prematurity is an important risk factor for the Black non-Hispanic population (72.0% of infant deaths), Hispanic population (65.6%), and the White non-Hispanic population (59.1%). • The counties with the highest number of infant deaths (2006-2010) included Sedgwick County (317 or 21.5%), Johnson County (227 or 15.4%), Wyandotte County (121 or 8.2%) and Shawnee County (106 or 7.2%). These four counties accounted for 52.4 percent of the infant deaths. • Several zip codes had enough deaths to allow analysis for 2006-2010. The zip-codes with the highest infant mortality rates/1,000 live births included 66720 (Neosho County, 16.2), 66605 (Shawnee County, 13.8), 67218 (Sedgwick County,

13.5), 67156 (Cowley County, 13.1), and 67037 (Sedgwick County, 11.1). • The zip-codes with the lowest infant mortality rates per 1,000 live births were 67212 (Sedgwick County, 3.6), 66062 (Johnson County, 5.2), 66061 (Johnson County, 5.3), 67846 (Finney County, 5.6), and 66030 (Johnson County, 5.9). KDHE’s Division of Public Health monitors infant mortality and supports programs that promote access to health services for mothers and infants. BEPHI calculates the official state infant mortality rate as part of its ongoing mission to provide data and information to program managers, policy maker, health providers and the public. The new report summarizing vital records data for still births and infant deaths can be found at http://www.kd Persons inquiring about additional data please call Greg Crawford at 785-296-1531 or email at This article was submitted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics.

July 05, 2012  

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