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36 Pages • Four Sections

Volume 21 • Number 6

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Published in Scott City, Ks.

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Council to hear zoning protest Objections to a zoning change that will allow a business to be located in an area previously zoned for residential use will be heard by the Scott City Council during a special meeting on Monday. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. A protest petition has been filed which blocks the establishment of a sandwich shop at the southeast corner of Fifth Street and Washington Street. Rezoning of the property had been approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission with no protests. After that action was taken, however, it was discovered that a nearby property owner hadn’t been contacted about the zoning change as required by law. In the meantime, a protest petition was circulated and filed with the city clerk. The petition has 12 signatures. The council was advised by City Attorney John Shirley to conduct the hearing at a special meeting. “It could take a couple of hours,” said Shirley. The individuals purchasing the property and those who object to the zoning change will have an opportunity to address the council. Shirley said at least six of the eight council members must vote in favor of the zoning commission change for it to be adopted.

Wind farm tries to outline terms for payments Wind farms, according to tax policy in Kansas, are exempt from property taxes. However, they are required to make “in lieu of” payments to local units of government. How that money is to be spent by counties, cities or school districts, is typically up to the governing body. However, a preliminary agreement presented to the Scott County Commission by CPV Keystone Renewable Energy Co. attempts to offer guidelines for spending the wind farm receipts. The proposal says the donation should be distributed “in the same manner and in the same proportions” as property tax collections (excluding the state or other entities outside the county). There was uncertainty by the commission how this could be interpreted. “The county distributes money to the city, school district, three townships and a watershed district,” says County Clerk Pam Faurot. “We need some clarity on exactly what they’re suggesting.” “I would think the county should be able to distribute the money however it sees fit,” said County Attorney Rebecca Faurot after reviewing the agreement. “It’s your money.” CPV plans to build a 100 megawatt wind farm in eastern Scott County, south of K96 Highway. In a proposal submitted to the commission, the company will donate $2,500 for each megawatt of power installed and in operation as of Dec. 31 of the previous year. (See PAYMENTS on page two)

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the faces of history

Symposium to give perspectives on Battle Canyon, Cheyenne flight Make no mistake about it. Jerry Thomas is an artist at heart. It was his wildlife artwork that first earned the Scott City native statewide and national recognition. Over the past two decades his paintings of Native Americans, post-Civil War cavalry life and the beauty of the Great Plains have not only been featured in exhibitions throughout the Midwest, but have appeared in national and international publications. It could be said that his talent as an artist has allowed Thomas to pursue yet another all-consuming passion - telling the story of the Northern Cheyenne trek from Oklahoma to Lame Deer, Mont. In particular, he’s focused on the events surrounding the Battle of Pun-

ished Woman’s Fork in northern Scott County. “There’s a reason that collection is included in the name of this place,” says Thomas, referring to the Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection which is also part of the El Quartelejo Museum in Scott City. “My goal was to bring together the Artist Jerry Thomas is pictured (above) holding a photograph of Capt. John G. Leefe, a close friend of Col. Wm. H. Lewis, and a dress sword that belonged to Leefe. He is standing in front of an original painting of Newton Old Crow, a Northern Cheyenne who lives in Lodge Grass, Mont. (Record Photo)

largest and finest collection of Battle Canyon artifacts and historic pieces in one location - to make this a focal point for people wanting to learn more about the battle and the journey of the Northern Cheyenne,” he says. In another week, he’ll be unveiling new additions to the gallery which will be a significant step towards accomplishing that dream. For more than two months the gallery has been closed to the public while Thomas and a handful of people have been constructing new display cases and preparing an expanded exhibit that will be unveiled in conjunction with the 135th anniversary of the Battle of Punished Woman’s Fork. (See SYMPOSIUM on page 10)

County ready to offer staffing assistance for local DL exams

Long lines used to be a bad joke for driver’s exam offices in large cities. Now the long wait to get CDL exams and even renewals has reached into smaller, rural counties and no one’s laughing. In fact, it’s getting more and more difficult for young people to get their first driver’s license or for people moving to Kansas from outside the state to get a license issued in smaller communities. It hasn’t been possible in Scott City since May 31 when a staff shortage meant the area driver’s license office in Garden City would no longer be sending an examiner on a regular basis.

Until then, an examiner had been available in the county treasurer’s office one day each week, which was later cut back to twice a month. The loss of the local examiner has become a “major inconvenience,” according to Scott County Treasurer Lark Speer. The treasurer’s office can still renew driver’s licenses. For all other matters from CDL licenses to concealed-carry permits - individuals must travel to area offices in Garden City or Colby. And they had best be ready to wait. “I sat in the Garden City office for 1-1/2 hours and that was just to get my

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CDL renewed,” says County Commissioner Jerry Buxton. Speer says she encourages people to travel to the Colby office, even though it’s about 60 miles longer round-trip. “They can still be back here in less time than if they go to Garden City,” she noted. Speer would like to see an examiner back in her office on a regular basis and asked if the county commission would be willing to help compensate the state for the employee’s travel expense and salary to have an individual here one day each week. Commission Chairman (See DL EXAMS on page two)

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Northend rate hike won’t impact customers Northend Disposal was given approval by Scott County Commissioners to pass along a 2.15 percent increase in trash rates to residential customers effective January 1. However, the increase won’t be noticed by Scott City residents. A year ago, the county commission increased trash rates to $15 per month effective on Jan. 1, 2013, in anticipation of

Northend Disposal’s request for a rate increase. That rate hike was enough to absorb Northend’s latest request. The trash hauling company currently charges $12.79 per month for residential service. That will increase to $13.06 at the start of the year. All residential billings and collections are handled by the county.

DL Exams Jim Minnix said they would be willing to look at options. “(The state) keeps telling us it’s a budget problem. We can offer them a solution if they’re interested,” said Minnix during Tuesday’s meeting. “We can hire someone and share them with the Garden City office.” Minnix said he has visited with officials in the Kansas Department of Revenue, but received no response. Relocate Office For a number of years, all license exams, CDL permits, etc., were available at the examiner’s office in the Kansas Department of Transportation building. The full-service station was open two days a week. In a cost-cutting move, the state asked and the county agreed - to have the examiner’s office relocated to the treasurer’s office where it was open one day each week starting in 2009.

All commercial accounts are tain level. billed and collected by NorthAccording to board president end Disposal. Elmer Snyder, an individual had turned up the thermostat on VIP Gets Alarm System the freezer, ruining about 1,500 County commissioners pounds of food. “Now the freezer is being agreed to share the cost of an alarm system at the VIP Center. monitored 24 hours a day,” he One alarm has been installed told the commission. Snyder says the center pays in the walk-in freezer at the center that is programmed to begin $260 a year for the notification calling board members if the system. In addition, a smoke alarm temperature rises above a cer-

has been installed in the main activity area that will notify the fire department in the event of an emergency. The center is equipped with an alarm system that will disperse a fire retardant when the alarm is engaged. The Great Bend office with the Area Agency on Aging will pay $400 for the system and the commission agreed to pay the remaining $411.

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Given the number of individuals who require commercial licenses in rural areas, Speer said an examiner is needed in the community on a regular basis and she was glad to accommodate the individual in her office. However, in another cost-cutting move, the state reduced the examiner’s time in Scott City by half - to the first and third Thursdays of each month - in October 2011. The examiner went from seeing an average of 21 people per day to 27. There were numerous days in which the examiner saw more than 30 people, with a peak of 52 on April 5. “I felt the move to our office was a great move. Even the examiners were thrilled to be here,” says Speer. “But there are some days when the number of people are overwhelming.” On one day, there were so many people waiting to see the examiner in the courthouse lobby that they

. . . it was almost ugly. We couldn’t get people in and we were turning people away. It was very frustrating because you want to help people and we couldn’t. Lark Speer Scott Co. Treasurer

quit giving out numbers at about 10:00 a.m. Anyone arriving after that was advised to return at 12:30 p.m. “Several people abandoned their place in line because they couldn’t, or wouldn’t, wait,” says Speer. While that day was particularly hectic, Speer says it was pretty typical until the license examiner quit coming to the office in May. “At the end, it was almost ugly. We couldn’t get people in and we were turning people away,” Speer says. “It was very frustrating because you want to help people and we couldn’t.” The county treasurer has visited with several state officials and sent letters to the governor, but to no avail.

“We’ve tried to explain that it’s much better to have one (examiner) driving 35 miles to an exam site rather than having 40 or 50 people making a 30 or 40 mile trip, and in some cases longer,” emphasizes Speer. “When you’re in Topeka you don’t see the importance of having these offices out here in Western Kansas. “When the governor and the director of the Department of Revenue saw the long lines in the Topeka area they did something about it,” she adds. “They don’t see the long lines out here, so it’s not important to them.” The commission assured Speer that if she can find a way to get an examiner in her office on a regular basis they would look for the funding.

Payments (continued from page one)

If the farm reaches full development, that will amount to a donation of $250,000, which will increase two percent annually. The donation will not exceed $3,400 per megawatt, or $340,000 annually. Commission chairman Jim Minnix said the proposed payments are in line with what other counties are receiving from wind farm projects. He said those payments range from $1,800 to $3,250 per megawatt.

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The Scott County Record

Community Living

Page 3 - Thursday, September 19, 2013

Scammers are after one thing . . . your identity

Financial fraud can be devastating and something that anybody could fall victim to. There are many ways that we could be scammed financially. Scammers are completely tuned in to the insecurities that people are facing today and pick their fraud victims from those who might be more vulnerable than others. With all the confusion and frustration surrounding the new Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), the scammers are out in full force. Remember this: once

your money or your identity is gone, it is very hard to get it back and it will never be in its entirety or without problems. So be very cautious and do your homework. This information is more for older adults, but it’s useful to everyone. Why are older adults more susceptible to fraud?

Because the scam artists target them. Why? Because most of the time they have acquired wealth and other assets. Scam artists are not just strangers; they can also be family members, friends or caregivers. Here are some practical tips from the FDIC. Some of the classic warning signs include: •An unsolicited phone call, e-mail or other request that you pay a large amount of money before receiving the goods or services;

SCHS reunion meeting is September 26

The Scott Community High School Alumni Association is having an All-School Reunion meeting on Thurs., Sept. 26, 7:00 p.m., at the Scott County Library. All class and decade representatives are encouraged to attend. Initial planning will begin for the next reunion on July 3-5, 2015.

Vet’s rep in SC Tuesday

Jody Tubbs, a representative with the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs, will be at the Scott County Library on Tues., Sept. 24, 10:00 a.m. She will assist veterans and their dependents with VA claims work. Anyone unable to attend can contact Tubbs at her Colby office on Monday, Wednesday and Friday by calling (785) 462-3572.

this mean? Don’t pay for something you yourself did not wish to buy. Don’t let someone talk you into anything. If JCPenney started to ship you clothes, whether they were your size or preferred style, would you just pay for them because they said you had too? Of course, not. That goes for any other commodity. Don’t give anyone your Social Security number, bank account or any other information that is attached to your financial

Alpha Omega has first meeting of new year

Breast cancer program in SC Monday

A breast cancer awareness event will be held in Scott City on Mon., Sept. 23, 6:008:30 p.m., at the Wm. Carpenter 4-H Bldg., at the fairgrounds. The program will cover: ���Are you at risk? •Steps to prevent breast cancer. •How to live your healthiest after breast cancer. A free supper will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by presentations from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There will be exhibitors, door prizes and giveaways. To RSVP contact Danica Donecker at (620) 872-7771. The program is sponsored by Hays Medical Center and B-Cup Breast Cancer Unity Project, Susan G. Komen Cancer Center of Kansas and the Scott County Hospital.

•An unexpected e-mail or call requesting your bank account number, perhaps one asking you for the information printed at the bottom of one of your checks; •An offer that seems too good to be true, like an investment “guaranteeing” a return that’s way above the competition; •Someone expressing a new or unusual interest in your finances; •Pressure to send funds quickly by wire transfer; •The other party insists on secrecy. So, what does some of

Alpha Omega sorority met on Sept. 12 at the home of Kate Macy for their first meeting of the 2013-14 year. President Michelle Ruth called the meeting to order with the opening ritual. Fifteen members and three guests answered roll call with thier favorite Whimmydiddle craft. Plans were discussed and finalized for Whim-

Mr. and Mrs. Jedidiah Dirks

Burhoop-Dirks exchange wedding vows on Aug. 3

McKaylin JoDee Burhoop and Jedidiah Maurice Dirks were united in marriage on Aug. 3, 2013. McKaylin is the daughter of Steve and Kyra Burhoop, Scott City. Grandparents of the bride are Jack and Marilyn Wheeler, Branson, Mo., and Marilyn Burhoop, Pender, Nebr. Jedidiah is the son of M. Gregory and Debra S. Dirks, Scott City. Grandparents of the groom are Vern and Dorothy Stiles and Maurice and JoAnn Dirks, all of Scott City. Jared Young officiated

the country-style service which was held under the awning at the Scott County fairgounds. Catherine Dirks was the maid of honor with Emily Heir a bridesmaid. Korbyn Burhoop was the best man with Wyatt Burhoop the groomsman. Spreading petals up the aisle was flower girl Addison Shirk. Ross Tremayne pulled a wagon with Klaaston, McKaylin’s son, riding inside as the ringbearer. The couple traveled to Wyoming for their honeymoon and are residing in Scott City.

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mydiddle which will be Sat., Sept. 28, at Patton Park in Scott City. Rush invitations were given out. Diana Burr gave an educational lesson on the Alpha Omega by-laws. The closing ritual was given. Refreshments were served by co-hostess Michelle Ruth. Next meeting will be Oct. 10 at Nichole O’Brien’s residence.

information. Don’t believe it when someone says you have won something, but you have to give something in return. If you have any insecurity about something that you have done, or something that you want to do, stop and ask your bank or a trusted family member what they think. Never get a new financial advisor without checking them out. Don’t ask for reference as they might just give you bogus names. (See IDENTITY on page 7)


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Editorial/Opinion

Page 4 - Thursday, September 19, 2013

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Enjoy the savings: DL exam fiasco reveals failure of spending cuts

It’s easy to get on the anti-government bandwagon that so many politicians like to lead. It’s just as easy to support efforts to reduce the size of government, to slash spending for government programs. After all, the cuts won’t affect you . . . until they do. Just walk into any driver’s exam office in the state . . . if you can still find one that’s open. The office that had been open once a week in Scott City, and later cut to twice a month, has been closed since June 1. People who are now needing new licenses, or to renew their CDLs, or even to get a concealed carry permit (which is in big demand these days) now has to travel to regional offices in Colby or Garden City and wait . . . and wait. This is government, as envisioned by Republican conservatives, in non-action. It is the conservative wing of the party, led by Gov. Sam Brownback, who firmly believe that we can cut taxes, reduce spending, and no one will be adversely affected. Within the Department of Motor Vehicles, a number of people have taken the state’s early retirement incentive and driver’s license exam offices around the state have been closed down because of staff shortages. At one time, Scott City had an exam office open two days a week, later cut to twice a month and now closed completely because of state budget cuts. How are those savings working for Kansans? First of all, rather than having one examiner on the road to Scott City 2-4 times a month, it means that about 50-60 people each month must make the trip to Colby or Garden City. “And if they don’t have all the correct paperwork, then it means just a few more miles and a few more gallons of gas on another day,” says Scott County Treasurer Lark Speer. Some savings. It also means that some local units of government, including the Scott County Commission, are willing to look at paying a portion of the salary of individuals who could provide that service locally. Again, if this were to happen, it would mean an additional cost to local taxpayers. There are those who believe that all government is wasteful and every attempt to reduce spending is good. Think about that the next time you’re traveling to Garden City or Colby to renew your CDL or to get a new driver’s license. Think about that when you’re spending an hour or two or more sitting in the examiner’s office. Then remember how much money conservatives in Topeka are saving you.

Shutdown:

We need government to work better, not go away

Our nation’s economy is still struggling to recover from the Great Recession. Unemployment is unbearably high. We don’t have a new farm bill. We can’t decide what to do about Syria. So what’s the solution? Shut down the government. Yes, Tea Party Republicans are so obsessed with Obamacare - and so determined to keep tens of millions of people from enjoying the benefits of health insurance - that they want to shut down the government. To think that this is a solution to anything goes beyond absurd. To imagine that the government can be shut down without any ill effects is beyond asinine. By doing so, Social Security checks would no longer be sent to some 57 million Americans. About three million military veterans would risk losing their benefits. Those who are most vulnerable would suffer the greatest hardship - just as those who are most vulnerable are often times the victims of health care costs and insurance premiums that are out of control. Here’s something else to keep in mind. The last time the Republicans forced a shutdown of the government in 1995, the stock market lost 2,000 points and long-term interest rates ended up costing Americans an additional $1 billion. But what’s a few billion dollars here or there when you’re trying to make a point? Our elected officials - even Congressman Tim Huelskamp - weren’t sent to Washington, D.C., to shut down government. We need government. We just need it to work better - not go away.

Living in a survivalist’s utopia

Preparing for Armageddon isn’t just good for religious zealots. It’s good for the economy. Ask any gun shop owner who can’t keep enough guns or ammunition on his shelves - especially since the election of President Barrack Obama, which was obviously one of the warning signs that the end is near. Or you can find advice about preparing for and surviving the pending apocalypse by tuning in “Doomsday Preppers” on the National Geographic Channel, “Doomsday Bunkers” on the Discovery Channel, or any number of survival programs from “Survivorman” to “Naked and Afraid.” The cartoonish image of a bearded man carrying a sign that declares “The End is Near” is a thing of the past. Some people are so convinced that the end is just around the corner they’ve put down their signs and are making plans for the day after the end arrives. These people don’t want to be caught looking foolish when a hoard of

zombies come staggering over the hillside. One place where people can gather and await our pending doom is a town to be named “III Citadel” located in Idaho. This will be a walled-in, heavilyfortified, one-square-mile settlement of about 7,000 like-minded non-intellectuals who are armed to the teeth and ready to take on all comers. Tree-hugging, climatechange liberals need not apply for admission. The “III” in the name doesn’t mean it’s being built after “II Citadel” and that “IV Citadel” is in the planning stages. No, the Roman numeral III represents what apocalyptic leader Christian Allen Kerodin refers to as the “three percenters.” These are the Americans who are making preparations to survive the inevitable doomsday. This is (we’re sure coincidentally)

roughly the number of sociopaths in America. Once established, he says the Citadel will “restore America to Americans.” Which means that Hispanics need not apply for admission either. “The Southwest will be purged of Latinos,” he says. “Enclaves of Muslims, such as in Detroit, will be culled . . . by fedup Americans looking for some payback.” With that kind of sales pitch, who wouldn’t want to be around for the “day after”? In order to maintain your exclusive Citadel gold card membership, everyone older than 13 “must possess an AR-15 assault rifle, five magazines and 1,000 rounds of ammunition.” Kerodin also has three felony convictions, but those little indiscretions can be overlooked by someone who is so committed to making sure Americans get their country back - or at least the country they stole from the Native Americans who likely wouldn’t be granted

admission to the Citadel either because they aren’t “American” enough. One has to wonder if the 1964 classic movie, “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” hasn’t served as a user’s guide for today’s survivalists. While many of us appreciate the movie’s satire, we can imagine survivalist clans frantically taking notes and hanging on Dr. Strangelove’s every word. At first, a war room of politicians and generals are trying frantically to stop a nuclear holocaust while Dr. Strangelove offers a bright side. Nuclear annihilation of humanity wouldn’t be so bad for those who remain safe underground and out of harm’s way for several decades, Dr. Strangelove tells those who, naturally, would be among the survivors. Someone has to be responsible for giving humanity a new start. Why not them? (See UTOPIA on page six)

Yes, America is exceptional

As I read Vladimir Putin’s sanctimonious op-ed about U.S. policy in Syria, I imagined the Russian president sitting at the keyboard in a lovely pink negligee. You will recall that when a satirical painting of Putin in lingerie went on display last month in St. Petersburg, police seized the offending artwork and shut down the exhibit. The artist, Konstantin Altunin, fled the country and is seeking asylum in France. No doubt he wanted to avoid the fate of the punk rock group Pussy Riot, three of whose members were arrested and sentenced to years in prison for an anti-Putin performance in a Moscow cathedral. So when Putin tries to lecture “the American people and their political leaders” from a position

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of moral superiority, no one on earth can take him seriously. As for Syria, the sinister and barbarous government of dictator Bashar al-Assad would not last one week without the military hardware that Russia generously provides. Putin thus has the blood of tens of thousands of civilians on his hands. Putin’s piece in the New York Times does raise an interesting question, however: Has President Obama, the patient seeker of multilateral solutions, now embraced the idea of American exceptionalism? “It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation,” Putin wrote.

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I, too, was struck by this passage at the end of Obama’s speech: “America is not the world’s policeman. Terrible things happen across the globe, and it is beyond our means to right every wrong. But when, with modest effort and risk, we can stop children from being gassed to death, and thereby make our own children safer over the long run, I believe we should act. That’s what makes America different. That’s what makes us exceptional. With humility, but with resolve, let us never lose sight of that essential truth.” If this sounds like a big change in Obama’s worldview, you’ve been paying too much attention to the right-wing echo chamber - and not enough to what Obama actually says and does.

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It is an article of faith among Obama’s critics that he believes the United States is just a regular country, no better or worse than others, and that, accordingly, he seeks to abdicate any leadership role in the world. Where do these critics get such an idea? From their own fevered imaginations, mostly. What is supposed to be the smoking-gun quote came in 2009, when Obama, responding to a question during an overseas trip, said the following: “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.” Aha, said the critics. He believes we’re just like post-empire Britain and bankrupt Greece. (See AMERICA on page six)

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The Colorado recall’s morality lesson on guns by E.J. Dionne, Jr.

You have to hand it to the gun manufacturers lobby. Children may be slaughtered, the death toll from firearms may keep mounting, but these guys are unrelenting and know how to play politics. Last week’s successful recalls of two state legislators in Colorado because they supported their state’s new, carefully drawn gun law gave the National Rifle Association (NRA) and its allies exactly what they wanted: intimidating headlines. The one on ABC News’ website was representative: “Colorado Recall Elections Chill Push for New Gun Laws.” This is how self-fulfilling prophesies are born. If matters stop there and the idea takes hold, the gun extremists will, indeed, win.

It would be great, of course, if all politicians were like Colorado Senate President John Morse, a former police chief, and state Sen. Angela Giron. Despite being recalled, both Democrats have been unrepentant about championing background checks and limiting gun magazines to 15 rounds. “I spent years as a paramedic treating people who have been shot,” Morse said in a telephone interview. “I spent years as a police officer investigating situations in which people have been shot. I have been shot at myself. I may have been voted out of office, but the bill stays, the law stays.” Morse also cautioned proponents of stricter gun laws around the country not to read too much into a low-turnout election. He stressed the impact of a court decision that effectively barred mail-in ballots in the contests.

Ours is the real fight for liberty. For if we become a society in which everyone has to be armed, we will truly have lost the most basic freedom there is.

Since 70 percent of Coloradans normally vote by mail, the ruling gave the highly energized opponents of the law a leg up. The latest count showed that Morse was defeated by only 343 votes, although Giron’s margin of defeat was wider. Yet the intensity gap is precisely the problem. Shortly after a backgroundcheck bill failed to get 60 votes in the U.S. Senate last April, a Pew survey found that 73 percent of Americans still backed the proposal while only 20 percent opposed it. But when respondents were asked if they’d refuse to vote for

a candidate who disagreed with them on guns, those whose priority was to protect gun rights were more likely to say yes than those who thought it more important to control gun ownership. Even more significant, 12 percent of the gun-rights partisans said they had given money to groups on their side of the issue, compared with only three percent who believed in regulating gun ownership. The gun lobby has a large base. Those seeking more sensible gun laws still need to build one. Doing so requires them to grapple with the fact that political issues can carry meanings far beyond the specifics of policy. These days, we tend to celebrate the autonomy granted us by technology, geographical mobility and an economy of free agents. Yet a pollster who conducted focus groups on gun control told

me recently of her surprise that talk about guns quickly turned into a discussion of what participants experienced as a weakening of solidarity and shared commitment. Neighborhoods, they said, were no longer alliances of parents collectively keeping watch over the area’s kids, and they mourned the absence of a common understanding of the values that ought to be passed on to the next generation. Perhaps paradoxically, the stronger bonds of community they see unraveling had once given them more real control over their own lives. The gun lobby responds to this lost world by saying: If you feel your power ebbing, grab a gun, and don’t let the elitists disarm you because they disdain your values and your way of life. How to answer? (See LESSON on page six)

Senseless excuses for discrimination by Jon Hauxwell

Funding education for all by Jim Hightower

Question: Is making higher education available to every American more important to our national interest than letting Wall Street profiteers make a few more billions-of-dollars each year? Answer: Of course. Yet, our political leaders pushed by Wall Street lobbyists - have been making the opposite choice for years. As a result, banksters have loaded students down with a mountain of highinterest loans, rising from just over $2 billion a decade ago to nearly a trillion last year. Worse, the financiers - either banks or government lenders have become the gatekeepers

of advanced education, shutting out thousands of young people wanting to get ahead, but not able to hurdle the formidable financial barrier. This is enormously costly to America - and completely unnecessary. The smart choice - as we learned from the GI Bill after World War II - would be to make college and professional training free. Universal access to higher education (ie, free access) produces a very high return on the public’s investment, while also producing widely-shared prosperity and a broadly educated citizenry. Of course, an up-front investment in a smarter, more productive, more democratic

civilization is pricey. So where do we get the money to do what America needs? Get it from where it went. Wall Street’s super-rich speculators are now making millions of super-fast, robotic financial transactions per second, generating trillions of dollars a year for them - but producing nothing of real value for us - while distorting and endangering markets. Put a tiny tax on each of those automated gambles by speculators, and more than enough money will come into the public coffers to free-up higher-ed for all. Jim Hightower is a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker and author

In July, Rep. Tim Huelskamp sent me an email, responding (presumably) to the Supreme Court’s rejection of the ironically titled “Defense of Marriage Act.” The message would not permit a direct reply, but some of its assertions were so remarkable that I’d like to share them, along with some observations of my own. These quotes are consistent with their context. “During the last week of June, the Supreme Court handed down . . . decisions . . . that will reverberate across our country in the weeks, months and years to come.” He forgot decades and centuries. But he’s not fond of the long-term view (e.g. climate change.) “Shattering thousands of years of precedent, there are not adequate words to express the impact this decision will have.” No adequate words - or no plausible criticism? As for those thousands of shattered years, let’s read on. “Since the beginning of civilization, marriage has been a sacred institution between one man and one woman.” Nonsense. Genesis 29: Jacob visits his uncle Laban, and courts his own cousin, Rachel. After Jacob pays the bride-price with seven years’ labor, Laban substitutes Rachel’s disguised older sister, Leah, at the wedding. After the marriage, Jacob consummates the pact before even noticing she’s not his beloved. He cuts another deal. Another seven years as Laban’s

hired hand, and he marries Rachel. He continues to service both wives, but “loves Rachel more.” God is okay with bride-buying and two wives, but now he’s annoyed at Jacob for “hating” Leah. To teach Jacob a lesson, God penalizes the innocent Rachel by making her “barren,” while Leah conceives. But they still treated marriage like every other civilization of their time - as something very much other than a “sacred” union between one man and one woman! As did many of God’s favored heroes, like David and Solomon. “The meaning, purpose and definition of marriage is important.” Especially to people who are being disenfranchised by such definitions. “I will not stand idly by as a select group of special interests advances an agenda where the laws of man contradict my conscience and natural law.” His mean conscience might govern his behavior, but he’s not entitled to enshrine it in law in order to govern mine. “Natural law”? Sexual behavior between same-sex individuals is nearly universal in the animal kingdom, including our closest relatives, the bonobos. Nature frequently endorses sexual behaviors which could not result in reproduction, as they can serve other useful purposes. For many humans, being born homosexual is as “natural” as being born left-handed. (See EXCUSES on page six)

Going full circle to the heyday of inequality The future just keeps getting brighter for Americans with unique specialties. Randy Stearns has one such specialty: “home-tech integration.” Stearns helps people install and maintain high-tech gadgets. But we’re not talking “Geek Squad” agents and hooking up home networks here. We’re talking rich people - and electronic toys that can cost more than houses. Stearns offers “24/7 white glove” service for clients who typically pay up to $450,000 per project. Call Stearns and you, too, could end up with a hometech system that sends out alerts whenever your wine cellar temperature rises too high. Annual sales in luxury hometech integration, Stearns esti-

behind the headlines by Sam Pizzigati

mates, are going to nearly double - to $3.7 billion - by 2016. He may be underestimating his potential market. America’s rich, two top economists revealed last week, are actually getting richer faster than almost anyone thought possible. Last year, report Emmanuel Saez from the University of California Berkeley and Thomas Piketty from the Paris School of Economics, the incomes of America’s top one percent families making over $393,941 - shot up just under 20 percent over the year before. And the rest of America? The

incomes of the nation’s bottom 99 percent rose all of one percent last year. Since 2009, bottom 99 percent incomes have barely bumped up at all - just 0.4 percent after inflation. Saez has a stat that puts the matter even more starkly. America’s top one percent has “captured 95 percent” of all income gains over the first three years of the recovery. This massive surge at the top has - no surprise - significantly hiked the share of national income that’s flowing to America’s most comfortable. For most of the middle of the 20th century, America’s most affluent one percent took in less than $1 of every $10 in national income. Those days now seem almost mythic ancient history.

In 2007, the year before the Great Recession hit, the share of the nation’s income the top one percent claimed hit 23.5 percent - nearly $1 out of every $4. This top one percent share did dip with the Great Recession, down to 18.1 percent in 2009. But the “recovery” - for the rich - has since then been almost total. Last year, the top 1 percent income share bolted back to 22.5 percent. We have come, in effect, full circle back to the deeply unequal America of the late 1920s. That America’s deep economic divide ushered in the 1930s Great Depression. We finally ended the Great Depression, Saez points out, by nurturing institutions that narrowed the gaps between America’s wealthiest and every-

one else. The two most fundamental of these institutions: a vibrant labor movement that established new social norms about fair pay and a steeply progressive tax system that subjected our wealthiest to still tax rates. These two institutions have both withered over recent decades, and the Great Recession hasn’t yet done much to reverse that withering. Recent equalizing policy changes - like the higher federal income tax rates on the rich that came in earlier this year - remain, notes Saez, “modest relative to the policy changes that took place coming out of the Great Depression.” And this reality has insightful observers deeply worried. (See INEQUALITY on page six)


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Reducing curriculum to the lowest common denominator

Faculty at Kansas regents universities and community colleges have met annually to coordinate courses and maintain rigor and quality. But last October, Kansas professors were ordered to provide total course transfer. And this September 27, Kansas professors will again meet to water down more college coursework. An elementary microbiology course taken for an associate degree program for nursing home attendants may be forced to be accepted as “equivalent” to the solid microbiology course in a premedical program. Responsibility for the

integrity and rigor of university curriculum is supposed to rest with faculty. But these “core competency” meetings have now become the mechanism to coerce universities into accepting anemic courses. At Kansas State University last year, faculty were directly instructed to reduce the competencies required in each class to the bare minimum. This brings the syllabus for our courses down to the lowest common denominator. In biology we were directed to distill down the minimal competencies for microbiology, including labs. We wanted to specify that the laboratory

work had to be genuine labwork that developed hands-on skills, not virtual simulations. But we were told: “just list the competencies.” So we approved national competencies already developed by the American Society of Microbiology. Fortunately, these national competencies specify directly supervised - as in face-to-face - laboratory work. This also corresponds with the growing number of university programs that refuse transfer credit for online labs nationwide, from the University of California-Berkeley

and UC-San Diego and many more, all due to accumulating experiences with online students who never develop lab skills. Unfortunately, biology faculty soon received an e-mail from the regent’s committee insisting we remove the American Society of Microbiology wording on genuine supervised labwork. But Kansas biology representatives voted overwhelmingly to keep our labs real. Nevertheless, we return to Kansas State still under pressure to reconsider the requirements - water them down, or else! Minimal competencies that have already been

forced on faculty have already resulted in some courses, such as college algebra, becoming equivalent to high school intermediate algebra. But a quality course depends on more than minimal outcomes. Solid courses require highlyqualified faculty who interact with students. Education is not just about memorizing answers, but about learning to ask advanced questions. It is about becoming excited about your field. It is about role models. And developing a sense of accomplishment. Well-educated faculty are very important.

But the Board of Regents reduced the minimal credentials for teaching college courses, from a masters degree with 18 graduate hours in the subject taught, to just a bachelors degree with 24 undergraduate credit hours. You can teach an academic college course at Kansas tech schools and community colleges with less education than is required to teach the same topic in high school! And it gets worse. Some Kansas technical colleges now offer threecredit academic courses in just two weekends. (See LOWEST on page seven)

Inequality McCain accuses Obama of thinking America (continued from page five)

The nation’s richest 10 percent, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution‘s Jay Bookman notes, took in just a third of the nation’s income four decades ago. The top 1/10 last year, for the first time ever, took in over half the nation’s income dollars. “Great concentrations of wealth” like this, Bookman writes, “create great concentrations of political power and distort the terms of debate.” How distorted has our debate become? Our lawmakers, observes Bookman, now see no problem cutting food stamps at the same time they refuse to raise taxes higher on America’s everricher rich “because that wouldn’t be fair.” The bright side? In an America growing more unequal, people like Randy Stearns won’t have any trouble finding clients.

by Andy Borowitz

Sen. John McCain (RArizona) was harshly critical of President Obama’s nationally televised address about Syria last week, telling CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, “The President’s decision to think before attacking another country flies in the face of American foreign policy.” “The United States

Utopia

You know, an underground brothel where the politicians and military leaders - who are obviously outnumbered by the females in this nuclear-free getaway - would have no choice but to take on more than one female partner so that they can jump start the human species once again. Suddenly, once skeptical politicians and generSam Pizzigati is an Institute als began to see an upside for Policy Studies associto nuclear holocaust. ate fellow and a co-author of the new report ‘Fix the Debt’ CEOs Enjoy TaxpayerSubsidized Pay.”

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Certainly Colorado shows that when sane legislation is enacted, its supporters need to sell the benefits far more effectively and to persuade more voters to see gun sanity as a make-or-break issue. And they should follow the NRA in never allowing setbacks to demobilize them. But they also need to be clear that they seek background checks, smaller magazines and the like not to disempower gun owners but to liberate all of us from fears that madmen might gun down our children and wreak havoc in our communities. Those of us who support gun regulations share with most gun owners a devotion to a rather oldfashioned world. We believe that the possession of firearms comes with responsibilities and that we need to take seriously our obligations to protect one another. Ours is the real fight for liberty. For if we become a society in which everyone has to be armed, we will truly have lost the most basic freedom there is. E.J. Dionne, Jr., is a political commentator and longtime op-ed columnist for the Washington Post

of America has been involved in countless armed conflicts since this great nation was founded,” McCain said. “Many of those would never have happened if we’d stopped to think about them first. Sadly, the President seems not to have learned this lesson of history.” Calling the President “an Ivy League law pro-

McCain said that he is attempting to schedule a meeting in the Oval Office, where he plans to deliver a “strong and clear” message to Obama. “Mr. President, what you are doing is playing into the hands of the enemy. Thinking solves nothing.”

Andy Borowitz is a comedian and author

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Absurd? Of course. It was meant to be. Unfortunately, today’s survivalists take themselves all too seriously. They relish the idea of creating a society that reflects their beliefs. And at the top of that list is no government. No taxes. No health care for all. No black president. It’s a Darwinian utopia where only the hardiest members of society sur-

Excuses “Lawmakers have an obligation to stand up against a tidal wave of judicial overreach.” Such as overturning part of the Voting Rights Act? Citizens United? “Decades of research and centuries of human experience affirm that a child with a mother and a father in a committed relationship is best positioned to thrive in school and develop stable emotional health.” Yes, that would seem to be optimal. But to achieve this ideal, we’d also have to forbid divorce, and figure out some way to rapidly rectify the single-parent status of those whose spouses die or abandon them. Or - we could allow any two consenting adults (other than close biological relatives) to marry, without imposing discriminatory standards based on religious prejudice.

fessor who never met a thought he didn’t like,” McCain said that he was urging Obama “to please take thinking off the table.” “The stakes for America couldn’t be higher right now,” he said. “Our global reputation for rushing into war with no advance planning is hanging by a thread.”

vive and the weak become zombie lunch. It’s hard to imagine being a survivor among the politicians and war hawks who likely guided us toward the apocalypse, or with survivalists who distrust everyone and are armed to the teeth to defend their myopic point of view. That’s not to say we are discouraging the construction of “III Citadel” or for that matter “IV”

“V” or “VI”. We’re much better off having the likes of Kerodin and his followers enjoying the society they want behind the walls they built. If it makes them feel better, they can even throw away the key. But it’s good to remember that when you drink the kool-aid, you don’t always get the results you’re hoping for. Rod Haxton can be reached at editor@screcord.com

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“While I served in the Kansas Legislature, I authored the Kansas Marriage Amendment which was overwhelmingly approved by Kansas voters in April of 2005. And on June 28, 2013, I introduced the Marriage Protection Amendment, H.J.Res. 51 with 28 original cosponsors to define marriage within the United States as a union between a man and a woman.” Sadly, he’s actually proud of denying a basic human right to people whose love for each other fails to conform to his rigid faith-based doctrines. “It is unfortunate to see this issue become so polarizing, but I refuse to be bullied into silence. You know what I find ironic? How a movement self-defined as “tolerant” has publicly taken it upon themselves to attach a lot of choice words to my name and efforts.”

Poor fellow. Somebody called him choice words and hurt his feelings. Doubt that ever happened to a politician before. On the other hand, name-calling isn’t even in the same intolerant ballpark as imposing legislative inequality upon an entire segment of the American people. “Now, more than ever, we must make the case for marriage between a man and a woman . . . in Washington by supporting the federal Marriage Protection Amendment.” Well, go ahead, make a case. This email doesn’t do that at all. Please be specific when it comes to explaining how allowing any two consenting adults to marry - be they of different religions or races, or of the same sex - will affect my “traditional marriage,” or anyone else’s. Does evidence suggest that homosexual marriage will induce our

heterosexual kids to devalue marriage, and remain single? Or drive up our not-all-that-sacred divorce rate, already around 50 percent? Surely he faces more pressing issues than denying marital status to a vulnerable demographic, a private matter if ever there was one. How about the deficit, the tragic and costly “War on Drugs,” environmental degradation in pursuit of corporate profit, or hot wars in multiple theaters? He’s wasting his time and ours with oppressive marriage regulations. “We the People” is the term the Constitution employs - not “we the nongay people.” Are we all created equal, or just those who are born heterosexuals? Jon Hauxwell, MD, is a retired family physician who grew up in Stockton and now lives near Hays

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But if you read the rest of the quote, the president was clearly saying that most people around the world have national pride - but the United States, in his view, is indeed unique. He spoke of unmatched U.S. economic and military power. He said he was “enormously proud of my country and its role and history in the world.” And he added that “we have a core set of values that are enshrined in our Constitution, in our body of law, in our democratic practices, in our belief in free speech and equality, that, though imperfect, are exceptional.” Ronald Reagan said it more poetically with “shining city on a hill,” but the idea is the same. Obama has told audiences many times that his life story would not have been possible in any other country. If anyone doubts his willingness to throw American weight around, with or without support from other nations, go ask for opinions in the places where missile-firing U.S. drones circle ominously overhead. To me, the concept of exceptionalism underpins Obama’s strongest argument for taking military action in Syria. When we see more than 1,400 men, women and children killed with poison gas, it is not our nature to look away. We ask ourselves whether there is anything we should do. We weigh the costs and benefits, the risks and rewards, and we do what we can.The moral case for a strike against the Assad regime is predicated on the fact that if the United States doesn’t do something, nobody will. Yes, Mr. Putin, you can call that American exceptionalism. I like it a lot better than the Russian kind. Eugene Robinson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and former assistant managing editor for The Washington Post


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Identity Instead, do your research. It’s your money that your are protecting and you need to do it well. Be careful who you give the legal authority to access or manage your money. If you have to give this authority to someone else, give it to two people if possible for a checkand-balance opportunity. Even those we love could take our money. Check to make sure the full deposit you are entitled to arrives in your bank account when you expect it. Your bank will be happy to assist if you do not do online banking. An unexpected letter from the Social Security Administration or another agency indicating your direct deposit informa-

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tion has been changed is a sign of fraud. Let the SS department know immediately. Look at your credit card statements and bills as soon as they arrive and report unauthorized purchases, withdrawals or anything suspicious, regardless of how small or large the dollar amount. Some of these can be taken off. Don’t just pay the bill, but call the credit card company to stop any additional charges. They can’t help you if you don’t let them know there is a problem. Immediately report a fraud or theft to someone you trust as well as the proper authorities. Many older people make the mistake of not contacting anyone when they’ve

been victimized. Perhaps some are embarrassed to admit that they were “misled” and lost money. Others have fears of losing their independence. One last item. If you are on Medicare, you do not have to purchase insurance from the new MarketPlace with the Obama Care law. It is illegal for an insurance company to try and sell you insurance if you are on Medicare. If you have any questions, please let me know. You will still have Part A and B plus supplemental and drug, but that is not the same as insurance that is now purchased from the new MarketPlace. For more information, contact me at 872-2930.

This absurd practice is closer to diploma mills where you simply buy your diploma. Last year, 500 faculty met at a cost of $200 each. Kansas paid $100,000 to water down the curriculum. This September 27, Kansas faculty again descend on Kansas State under pressure to contin-

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ue reducing the minimum competencies of Kansas college courses. This erodes the value of a Kansas degree, even for those students who take a rigorous program. A decade ago, the Kansas Legislature moved community colleges and tech schools from the State Department of Education to the Board of

Regents so there would be oversight of these issues. If the Board of Regents is unwilling to coordinate these programs and oversee academic quality, then it may be time to return them to the State Board of Education. John Schrock trains biology teachers and lives in Emporia

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Saturday, September 28 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Patton Park Sponsored by

Alpha Omega, ESA

What will you find at the Whimmydiddle? Over 150 booths!!! Crafts Handmade by Exhibitors include: Clothing Dried floral Furniture Jewelry Pottery and much more!

Food Booths: Kettle Corn Funnel Cake Ice Cream Bierocks Mexican and much more!

What is a Whimmydiddle? If you look up whimmydiddle in the dictionary, the chances are pretty good that you will not find the word listed. What is a whimmydiddle? It is an Appalachian wooden toy that whirls around with the wind. Around these parts, and many of the surrounding areas, it is also a huge event that is greatly anticipated all year long. The Whimmydiddle Arts and Crafts Festival started on a side street in Scott City in 1972. Six local women artists were the first exhibitors. It was later moved from the side street to the courthouse lawn. The move to the city park became necessary when the festival outgrew the courthouse lawn area. There will be a wide variety of food offered throughout the day. Some of the food vendors are from other states, but many local organizations take this opportunity to raise money for their group. Alpha Omega, a chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority, became sponsors of the annual event in 1979. In 1979 there were 60 booths. This is a very large fund-raising event for the sorority, and with the booth rent they support many charities throughout the year. The booths measure 10 x 15 feet and all items sold must be original and handmade by the person exhibiting. Exhibitors come from many states. Shoppers travel many miles to make the annual event and a great deal of Christmas shopping is done at the Whimmydiddle. The date for the Whimmydiddle is always the last Saturday in September. A lot of people have always thought it was the fourth Saturday. This causes some confusion in the years that September has five Saturdays. Many of the exhibitors state that the Whimmydiddle is the best craft show they have ever attended. These people always reserve the last Saturday in September because they don't want to miss this quality show. People are often curious as to how they may obtain a booth. It is really very simple. If you have a booth this year you will automatically be mailed a booth application next year. Anyone else who would like to be included must request an application, it should be sent to Alpha Omega, Box 221, Scott City, KS. 67871. Past exhibitors also have the option of requesting the same booth area from year to year. There is an application deadline and each year many people have to be turned down. A complete list of exhibitors must be turned in to the state of Kansas in order for them to obtain a sales tax number. The annual Whimmydiddle will be held on Saturday, September 28, at the Patton Park in Scott City. Hours for the festival are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Maps will be available at the shelter house which serves as the headquarters for Alpha Omega.


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7 1/2 Sisters Quilting and More........................ Patricia Becker A Moment In Time ................................................Vivian Michel Ace-High Crafts .................................................Mandi Mundell Active Investment Mngmt LLC ............................... Darren Liby Alpha Group ..................................... Godwin and Cindy Uloho 110 W. 4th St. • 872-2310 American Forging ..............................................Dan Davenport Angelbee’s Wood ...........................................Beckey Delimont Ann & Andy Dolls................................................... Louise Buell Arnaud Mobile Metal Art ..................................... Arnie Hoxsey GLAMOUR Aura Woods, LLC .................................................... Dee Dinino 415 Main • 872-7214 B & PJ Silver ..................................................... Connie Bentjen Babies First .........................................................Sherrill Carter Babylee by Steph ...............................................Stephanie Lee Back Country Birdhouses .................Cody and Tanessa Kahrs Barnwood Magic ......................................................Alan Finch Authorized Nex-Tech Beauty from Ashes Interior Designs ........................Dori Turner Wireless Agent Bit & Pieces by Paulette ...................................... Paulette Seib 407 Court St., Scott City Blackhorse Creations ....................................Laura Blackhorse Bling This Glitz That ............................................. Marcia Hahn 872-8950 Bontrager Harness Shop......................................David Knepp Bows & Beads ........................................................ Cindy Ross Brenda’s Satin and Fleece.................................Brenda Jordan Broadway Junction...............................Cline and Judy Gronau Brockus Artworks .......................................C.J. Brockus-Rupp 6550 W. K96 Hwy. • 872-5328 Browning Goodies ........................................... Taney Browning Camille Adams ..................................................Camille Adams Carol’s Birdhouses ...............................................Carol Kramer Clay Concept....................................................Gary Megilligan Colorado Core .................................................Betty-Lou Moon 208 W. 5th St., Scott City Connie Albin ......................................................... 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Kathy Hitchcock I Wish I Knew...................................................Sharon Bearden 1851 S. US83 Hwy. • 872-2954 Imperfectly Perfect Primitives ..................... Tamie Linenberger In A Reverie Studio .....................................Shelley L. Selfridge Inchies By Paula ...................................................Paula Bishop It’s Country Floral ........................................... Bonnie Claypool J & L Swings and Things ........................Jimmy and Sue Fuller 305 W. Bellevue • 872-3456 Janet’s Creative Creations ............................... Janet Gottstine JB Bowtique ........................................................... Jill Brantley Jerry Thomas Gallery ..........................................Jerry Thomas Joe’s Little Nut Co. ........................................ Craig Hawkinson 212 E. 5th • 872-3355 Junk and the Trunk .............................................. Tiffany Fisher K & G Country Crafts......................Ken and Geneva Beckman Kaisers Carving ......................................................Lynn Kaiser Kansas Foods, LLC. ...........................................David Criswell Katie’s Doll Closet ................................................Katie Herrick Kats Kitchen ...............................................................Don Rice 501 S. Main • 872-2143 Kay’s Krafts ..........................................................Kay Erickson Member FDIC Ken Purcell ..............................................................Ken Purcell Kickin’ Country Salsa Mix ...................................Cody Adams

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Symposium More than 110 members of the Northern Cheyenne nation from Lame Deer, members of the U.S. 4th Cavalry from Ft. El Reno, Okla., along with other dignitaries and guests will be on hand for the two-day Battle Canyon Symposium on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28. The weekend’s events will begin with a ceremony on Friday afternoon at the Battle Canyon monument. The 4:00 p.m. start of the dedication ceremony coincides with the approximate time to the day that the first shots were exchanged at the south end of the battle site on Sept. 27, 1878. Events will move to the El Quartelejo ruins in the evening where there will be a dancing performance by the Northern Cheyenne and a demonstration by the 4th Cavalry. The symposium will be held at the museum and gallery in Scott City on

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Saturday. All events are of the battle and the peoopen to the public. ple involved,” says Thomas. “I love filling in the Expanding Collection history - putting a face on When the Thomas it that people didn’t know Gallery and Collection before. reopens to the public on “When you walk Saturday morning it will through here I hope that include 16 new exhibits we’ve made the history featuring artifacts, sculp- a little more personal betures and paintings. cause we’re telling the The latest addition to story of people - not just Thomas’ “Passage” se- abstract dates and places.” ries entitled “Passage to The artifacts that have Morning Pond” will be been collected by Thomas unveiled. There will also over the years - military be new wildlife paintings, and Native American - are additions to the sports dispart of the history of Kanplay and one-of-a-kind sas and Scott County and additions to the Butterare part of the gallery’s field Overland Dispatch permanent collection and collection. But the featured at- will remain here for all to tractions will focus on enjoy, says Thomas. Battle Canyon. Newly constructed display cases feature never-before-seen artifacts and memorabilia of people who were in the battle and items from individuals closely associated with those in the battle. “Together, they help to tell a more complete story

Battle Canyon Symposium Schedule

Friday, September 27 4:00-5:30 p.m.: Dedication ceremony at Punished Woman’s Fork National Historic Site 6:00-8:30 p.m.: Native song with dance performance by the Northern Cheyenne and an exhibition by the U.S. 4th Cavalry from El Reno, Okla., at the El Quartelejo historic site, Lake Scott State Park. Bring your lawn chairs for the entertainment. Saturday, September 28 Symposium at the El Quartelejo Museum and Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection 8:00-9:00 a.m.: Welcome and special presentation in the Jerry Thomas Gallery 9:00-9:30 a.m.: Conrad Fisher, Northern Cheyenne tribal historian and preservation director 9:30-9:40 a.m.: Break 9:40-10:10 a.m.: Jerome Greene, author of “Indian War Veterans, Memories Army Life and Campaigns in the West 1864-1898” 10:10-10:20 a.m.: Break 10:20-10:50 a.m.: Dr. Richard Littlebear, president of Chief Dull Knife College 10:50-11:00 a.m.: Break 11:00-11:30 a.m.: John Monnett, author of “Tell Them We Are Going Home, The Odyssey of the Northern Cheyenne” 11:30-11:40 a.m.: Break 11:40-noon: Jennie Parker, descendant of Little Wolf 12:00-1:00 p.m.: Lunch break 1:00-1:30 p.m.: Ramon Powers and Jim Leiker, coauthors of “The Northern Cheyenne Exodus, In History and Memory” 1:30-1:40 p.m.: Break 1:40-1:50 p.m.: Winfield Russell, Acting Tribal President 1:50-2:00 p.m.: Steve Brady, chairman of the Cultural Committee 2:00-2:10 p.m.: Ruby Sooktis, descendant of Dull Knife 2:15-3:00 p.m.: 4th U.S. Cavalry performance in front of Gallery/Museum 3:00-4:00 p.m.: Northern Cheyenne song and dance 5:30-8:00 p.m.: Banquet at Majestic Theatre 6:15 p.m.: Performance in the round by Northern Cheyenne on stage Throughout the day the 4th Cavalry will have encampment set up for visitors to enjoy Northern Cheyenne will have artwork for sale at the Whimmydiddle arts and crafts show in Scott City’s Patton Park

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Greater Understanding Through his extensive research, Thomas has gained a better understanding of the people involved and the events surrounding the battle. “This has helped me to learn exactly how the bat-

tle flowed,” says Thomas. He’s learned a lot about the only U.S. Army casualty in the battle - Col. Wm. H. Lewis. Col. Lewis was at Ft. Dodge at the time that Chiefs Dull Knife and Little Wolf and their people were being sent to the Darlington Reservation near Ft. El Reno, Okla. He met with Starving Elk, says Thomas, and offered his assurance that the government would care for their people in Oklahoma. “A year later he wrote that he was very discouraged in the way the Northern Cheyenne were being cared for at Darlington,” Thomas says. “He did his duty as an officer even though he was sympathetic to the plight of the Northern Cheyenne. In addition, Thomas feels that Col. Lewis was doing his best to avoid a major confrontation with the Northern Cheyenne in their attempt to return to

Montana. He was being “forced into action” by his superiors, including Maj. Gen. John Pope. The 16th Infantry was sent to accompany the 4th Cavalry, but Col. Lewis sent the infantry unit and its commander back to Ft. Riley. “I think that tells you that he didn’t appreciate Pope’s interference,” says Thomas. There are displays and photographs featuring members of Lewis’ command, including 2nd Lt. Cornelius Gardener, a Dutch immigrant who was at the colonel’s side during the battle and accompanied the body to Ft. Wallace. Gardener was a protege of Col. Lewis and that influence was evident when he became the first governor of Quezon Province in the Philippines (1901-02). “He saw how the Filipino people were being treated unjustly and he spoke out on their behalf

- which is exactly what Lewis would have done,” Thomas says. Some of Gardener’s descendants will be in attendance. There are additional surprises that will be unveiled for the first time on Saturday morning. “We already have a world class exhibit and this is just the beginning,” says Thomas. “When it comes to the Cheyenne journey and the events at Battle Canyon, we have historical artifacts that can’t be found anywhere else.” While the historical artifacts will remain on permanent display in the gallery, the symposium is a one-time event. “This is a unique opportunity to hear from people who can offer insight into the Cheyenne journey and the battle from different perspectives,” adds Thomas. “This is a oncein-a-lifetime event.”

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Kough builds on past experience as owner of his own body shop With six years of body shop experience, Nick Kough has decided he’s ready to work for himself as the owner of Nick’s Custom Paint. Kough is operating the business at the family farm, three miles west of Scott City, until a metal building can be built on east K96 Highway in Scott City. Plans are for the shop to be located in the 600 block of east 5th Street. “I hope to have my new building in the next couple of months,” says Kough, a graduate of Northwest Kansas Technical College, Goodland, with a degree in frame and body work as well as a professional collision specialist. Since graduating from NWKTC, he has worked for six body shops. He re-

turned to Scott City two years ago when he began working for a local shop. For the past couple of months he has been doing minor repair work while making preparations to open his shop. “I’ve learned from everyone I’ve worked for and picked up ideas,” says Kough. “I’ve also used a wide range of materials and figured out the ones which I think are the best. I don’t like to take any shortcuts.” He is being joined by his brother, Scott, who has become talented at airbrushing. “I think people will be impressed with the quality,” says Kough. “We use Nick Kough (right), owner of Nick’s Custom Paint, with his brother, Scott. (Record Photo) only high quality paints and we have a state-apWhile he has experi- it his shop to minor colli“I’ve always had a pas- goal,” Kough adds. proved cross-draft paint ence in all types of body sion repair and windshield sion for cars and having He can be reached at booth.” work, Kough plans to lim- replacement. my own shop has been my (620) 874-5973.

Research focuses on immigration in SW Kansas A Kansas State University researcher is examining why Hispanic immigration has become more common in rural areas and how Hispanic immigrants have adapted in these places, particularly southwest Kansas. Matthew Sanderson, associate professor of sociology who studies international migration, is completing a study on Hispanic immigrants living in the Kansas towns of Garden City, Liberal and Ulysses - a region often called a “new destination” because it’s a relatively new gateway for immigration into the U.S. The study looks at the characteristics of the people immigrating to these towns; what’s motivating them to move to these Kansas towns rather than larger, metropolitan cities; what opportunities this region offers immigrants; and whether study participants have achieved upward mobility in their

community and in the workforce. “Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston and Miami are the five key gateways where more than 70 percent of Hispanic and Latino immigration in the U.S. has historically been directed,” Sanderson said. “In the early 1980s and especially the 1990s, however, we saw those gateways decline in importance while new rural destinations, like southwest Kansas, and other rural places in states like North Carolina and Georgia experienced very large increases in Hispanic immigration. This was quite surprising.” Why the change? According to Sanderson, the unexpected rise of rural destinations has interested social scientists, who are trying to understand why this happened in so many places at the same time as well as how immigrants fare in

these new locations. In summer 2012, Sanderson led a student group that conducted interviews with more than 140 self-identified Hispanic or Latino and Latina immigrants primarily living in Garden City. All the interviewees were foreign born, between the ages of 18 to 65, and had work experience in the U.S. and their country of origin. Participants gave basic demographic information, their work history in their country of origin and in the U.S., and their perceptions of their lives in Garden City and their futures. Seventy percent came to Garden City for a job, often in a meatpacking plant, while 30 percent said they came because of family in the area. Eighty-two percent were from Mexico; 11 percent were from El Salvador; four percent were from Guatemala; and a few

were from Honduras, Peru and Cuba. The majority came from only three states in Mexico: Chihuahua, Durango and Michoacan. Not a Random Event “Migration is not a random event, but rather something that’s highly channeled and geographically specific,” Sanderson said. “Jobs attract immigrants to specific places, networks of people get them set up, information about things like jobs and housing gets sent back home, and then a cycle begins that perpetuates out-migration from specific places in Mexico, for example, to a place like Garden City. Several villages in Mexico have been depopulated this way.” After adjusting for inflation, those interviewed made on average about $1,800 a month at their first job in the U.S., compared to about $600 a month at their last job in

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at work, but then go home to largely separate communities.” Upward Mobility Participants were then asked questions such as how they felt about their lives and prospects in the community, as well as where they saw themselves living and working in the next five years. Sixty percent said they plan to stay in Garden City because it fulfills their needs. Nearly 90 percent said their job was a means for upward mobility and their lives would get better through their job. “Generally these folks are working in relatively undesirable, low-paying and sometimes dangerous jobs that most people would not equate with upward mobility,” Sanderson said. “But participants actually gave us a pretty rosy picture. It’s an interesting matter of perspective because according to the

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For the Record Traffic tickets can ruin more than your day The Scott County Record

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We all know that sinking feeling when you get pulled over for a traffic violation. If you’re lucky, you might just get a “fix-it” ticket for a broken tail light. But what if it was a more serious offense, like speeding or reckless driving? Depending on your driving record, you could get slapped with a sizeable penalty or even a jail sentence - and your insurance rates will almost certainly go up. Let’s say you absentmindedly ran through a stop sign or made an illegal left-hand turn. You’ll probably know right away how much the ticket will cost, but it could take

Register of Deeds Lawrence and Louise McCombs to Dennis and Renie Murphy, south 100 ft. of Lot 4, Blk. 5, Starr Suburb. Pablo Prieto to Arturo and Graciela Ayala, Lots 24-30, Blk. 9, Hall’s Addition. Steele and Sons, Inc., to Joshua and Stephanie Bailey, Lot 2, Blk. 14, C.A. Steele and Sons Addition. S.G. Ted and Barbara Jean Compton to Ross and Heather Rufenacht, Lots 1-3, Blk. 13, Eastridge Subdivision. Ross and Heather Rufenacht to Wayde Berry, Lots 1-3, Blk. 13, Eastridge Subdivision. John Jacob Jones to Darren Malchow, Lots 1-4, Blk. 4, Hall’s Addition. Darren and Debra Malchow to Fairleigh Corporation, Lots 1-4, Blk. 4, Hall’s Addition. Steven Compton to Jack and Ann Hawkins Revocable Trust, a tract in NW4, lying north of RR in Section 16-18-32.

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months before your insurance company receives notice of the infraction and adjusts your premium. If the suspense is killing you, Insurance.com has a handy tool called the “Uh-Oh! Calculator” that estimates the average rate increases for the 14 most common traffic violations. And, if you enter your age, ZIP code, residence type, marital status, length of time with your insurance carrier and current premium, the calculator will generate a more customized estimate based on your personal data. If you plug in your personal data, the calculator will tell you how many points will be added to your driving record per

Some of the average premium increases are pretty shocking: Reckless driving: 22 percent DUI first offense: 19 percent Driving without a license or permit: 18 percent Careless driving: 16 percent Speeding 30 mph over the limit: 15 percent Failure to stop: 15 percent Improper turn: 14 percent Improper passing: 14 percent Following too close/tailgating: 13 percent Speeding 15 to 29 mph over limit: 12 percent Speeding 1 to 14 mph over limit: 11 percent Failure to yield: 9 percent

infraction, as well as information on the state’s rules for when driving privileges can be suspended or revoked. Another company, DMV.org, features a “Ticket Fines and Penalties” tool that provides an even more detailed state-by-state analysis of what various infractions can cost, pro-

cedures for paying - or challenging - your ticket, how points are calculated, how long it takes to clear infractions from your record, links to local traffic schools and much more. So, assuming you’re not going to challenge the ticket in court, the damage has been done and your insurance rates will likely

climb. What can you do to lower your premium? Here are a few tips: •Investigate whether attending traffic school will erase the ticket from your record. •When your policy is up for renewal, get rate quotes from at least three carriers. Talk to an insurance agent or use an online comparison site. Just be aware that not every carrier participates in these sites and make sure you’re comparing apples to apples, since companies often package coverage differently. Another reason to comparison shop: Insurance companies calculate risk differently, so particular traffic infractions might trigger varying increases, depending on the carrier.

•Increasing your deductibles from $250 to $1,000 might lower your premium by 15 to 30 percent. •Ask about discounts for things like low annual mileage, being over a certain age, good grades, vehicle safety features or buying your homeowners or renters insurance from the same company. The best way to avoid traffic violation-related rate increases is to not break the law in the first place. But if that horse has already left the barn, arm yourself with information about coverage costs and how you might be able to lower your rates. Jason Alderman directs Visa’s financial education programs

Scott Co. LEC Report Scott City Police Department Sept. 16: Jack Glass was arrested for cruelty to animals, criminal trespass, criminal damage to property, domestic battery, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and interference with a law enforcement officer. He was transported to the LEC. Scott Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Sept. 17: Ander Enos Alvarez-Flores was apprehended after an escape from a juvenile detention officer while being transported to Garden City. He was then transported to Garden City. Sept. 19: Alexandria Holovach was charged with DUI and transporting an open container.

Public Notice (First published in The Scott County Record on Thurs., Sept. 5, 2013; last published Thurs., Sept. 19, 2013)3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF SCOTT COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Name Change of: VICKY LYNELL FOOS, To: VICKY LYNELL NORTON Case No. 2013-CV-7 NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL WHO ARE OR MAY BE CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that Vicky Lynell Foos has

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County Commission August 20, 2013 Scott County Commissioners met in a regular meeting with the following present: Chairman James Minnix, Commissioners Jerry Buxton and Gary Skibbe and County Clerk Pam Faurot. •The Ambulance service for Scott County currently has three ambulances. 1) 1999 Ford with 35,700 miles 2) 2006 Ford with 85,000 miles - has a bad transmission 3) 1995 Ford with 141,400 miles - used for transportation of patients EMS Director Larry Turpin would like to replace two ambulances. He would like to purchase a truck without a box and place the 2006 Ford box on that vehicle and then purchase a new ambulance with the box already on it. The Commission advised Larry to work with J&R Car and Truck Center, get some prices. •A check for $5,676 was issued from the Zella Carpenter Fund to provide July special assistance to Park Lane Nursing Home. •The Santa Fe Boy Scout Council has approached Public Works Director Richard Cramer about renovating the old directory at the county cemetery to honor the veterans. Cramer will get a detailed description of the renovation project before the Scouts proceed. •Cramer expressed concern about drainage on Kansas Road with new development in the area. He asked permission to have Penco Engineering survey the area before proceeding on drainage improvements. Commissioners agreed to have a survey done. •The Park Lane Nursing Home board announced their first survey since the renovation was completed. Park Lane had only 11 minor infractions. The Medicare audit was also completed and went very well. •A new storage shed approved by the commission has been purchased and constructed. •Extension Agents John Beckman and Carol Ann Crouch discussed incidents at the Wm. Carpenter 4-H Bldg. where alcohol has been served. They feel celebrations with alcohol are taking a toll on the building and the contents, especially the floors, tables and chairs. The Wm. Carpenter board is considering banning the use of alcohol in the building. Since the building is on county property, they wanted an opinion from the commission about an alcohol ban. The commission was reluctant to support a ban since many wedding receptions are held in that building and the community is limited on other facilities that can provide this service. However, the commission advised the agents that the Carpenter board should establish the rules and conditions for renting the building. •Verla Biel was appointed to the Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging. •The following holidays were approved for county employees in 2014: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 Monday, February 17, 2014 Monday, May 26, 2014 Friday, July 4, 2014 Monday, September 1, 2014 Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Thursday, November 27, 2014 Friday, November 28, 2014 Thursday, December 25, 2014 Friday, December 26, 2014

Public Notice (First published in The Scott County Record Thurs., Sept. 12, 2013; last published Thurs., Oct. 3, 2013)4t IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS UNITED STATES of AMERICA, Plaintiff v. Jennifer L. May, f/k/a Jennifer L. Ramsey, f/k/a Jennifer L. Turley, Justin Wayne Ramsey, State of Kansas, Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Defendants Civil No. 12-1428-JTM-GLR NOTICE OF MARSHAL’S SALE By virtue of and Order of Sale issued out of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, at Wichita, Kansas, in the above entitled case , I will, on Tuesday, the 15th day of October, 2013, at 11:00 o’clock a.m., at the front door of the Scott County Courthouse, Scott City, Kansas, offer for sale at auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand, all of the right, title and interest of Defendant Jennifer L. May, f/k/a Jennifer L. Ramsey, f/k/a Jennifer L. Turley in and to the following described real estate, located in Scott County, Kansas, to-wit: Lot Five (5), Block Fourteen (14), Original Town of Scott City, Scott Couty, Kansas. Except all oil, gas, and other minerals in and under said land and

all rights incident thereto. Payment must be in the form of Cash, Cashier’s Check, Money Order or Certified Check made payable to the U.S. District Court and will be accepted as follows: •Less the $25,000: entire amount due at conclusion of sale; •$25,000-$100,000: 10% down with the remainder delivered to the U.S. Marshal’s Service Office by close of business day; •More than $100,000: 10% down with the remainder delivered to the U.S. Marshal’s Service Office within five working days. The contact person regarding inquiries about the above property is Aimee Omohundro, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agiculture, (785) 271-2726. The real property levied on is the property of Defendant Jennifer L. May, f/k/a Jennifer L. Ramsey, f/k/a Jennifer L. Turley and will be sold without appraisal, subject to any unpaid real property taxes or special assessments and with a three month right of redemption to satisfy the Order of Sale. United States Marshal’s Office, Topeka, Kansas, this 27th day of September, 2013. WALTER R. BRADLEY United States Marshal District of Kansas Craig Beam, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal

Forensic symposium in Hays on Oct. 16 HaysMed Education and The University of Kansas Medical Center AHEC-Western Kansas is sponsoring a Forensic Symposium on Wed., Oct. 16, at the HaysMed, Hadley Conference Rooms, 2220 Canterbury, in Hays. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Topics to be addressed will be patho-physiological response, lethality, morbidity and injuries associated with strangulation; documentation issues, drug facilitated sexual assault victims, securing urine and blood samples for crime lab evaluation, forensic exams on unconscious patients as a result of drug facilitated sexual assault; SAFE/SANE exams, and case study review. This program is designed for physicians, PAs, ARNPs, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, law enforcement and other interested healthcare professionals. Symposium fee is $50 for non HaysMed associates. To register go to http:// www.haysmed.com/education, call (800) 2480073, ext. 5500; or e-mail dmclaren@haysmed.com.

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Recognize KU med school for training rural physicians Dave Ranney KHI News Service

The University of Kansas School of Medicine’s campus in Wichita is among the nation’s top producers of primary care physicians, according to a recent survey of medical school data. It also is placing far more physicians in rural and underserved areas than most medical schools. “The data shows that 30 percent of their residents are going to rural and underserved areas,” said Dr. Candice Chen, an assistant research professor at George Washington

University in Washington That’s amazing when you consider that nationally it’s around five percent.” The data showed that 108 of the 233 physicians who completed their residencies at KU School of Medicine-Wichita between 2006-08 chose to remain in primary care; 83 chose to practice in areas considered underserved and 46 joined rural practices. Among the nation’s 20 residency programs with the highest percentages of primary care graduates, KUSM-Wichita was first in the number of graduates serving in underserved and in rural areas.

Dr. Rick Kellerman, chair of the school’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, attributed the school’s success to its history. “Let’s face it,” he said. “This campus was put here for a specific purpose, which was, first, to increase the number of physicians in Kansas and, second, for there to be a special emphasis on rural and underserved areas. The students who come here know that.” Lawmakers created the Wichita campus in the early 1970s in response to a critical shortage of physicians throughout the state but especially in the

state’s rural areas. Since then, the school has graduated almost 1,900 physicians, half of whom chose to practice in Kansas. “We have a bunch here in Wichita,” Kellerman said. “But we also have a bunch in Goodland, in Lakin, in Scott City. They’re all over the place.” Many members of the school’s faculty, he said, either grew up or had practiced in small towns. “There’s just so much working against physicians who want to practice in a rural area - the technology tends not to

Census: 48M Americans uninsured; down slightly

The rate of uninsured Americans dropped slightly for the second consecutive year in 2012, from 15.7 percent to 15.4 percent, largely a result of more people enrolling in Medicare and Medicaid, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. The report found that about 48 million Americans were uninsured in 2012, down from 48.6 million in 2011, a change the agency said is not statistically significant. The report is the last look at the uninsured before the major coverage expansions of President Barack Obama’s health law take effect in January. “It is encouraging that fewer people were uninsured in 2012 than in the previous year, but the huge number of Americans still without health insurance is a stark reminder of the important work that lies ahead,” said Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, a consumer advocacy group. One of the most significant changes was a decline in the rate of uninsured children, from 9.4 percent in 2011 to 8.9 percent, largely related to government efforts to make it easier for children to get coverage and keep it.

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High tech gear helps disabled live independently Phil Cauthon KHI News Service

Nearly 700 people attending an expo in Topeka got a look at the latest technology designed to help people with disabilities. The semi-annual Assistive Technology Expo was organized by Assistive Technology for

Kansans (ATK), a federally funded center at the University of Kansas that connects people with disabilities and health conditions with tools to help them learn, work, play and live independently. The first expo was held 20 years ago. “The idea is to get technology into people’s hands,” said ATK coor-

Recognizing the signs of problem drinking by the American Counseling Association

While there has been growing attention in recent years to issues such as under-age drinking, college binge drinking and drunk driving incidents, for many of us there may be real issues related to alcohol consumption that are more personal and closer to home. Yet most of us have little awareness of the signs that point to problem drinking, or what to do when such signs begin to appear. Problem drinking, even when it doesn’t involve driving incidents (though, unfortunately, it often does), can affect family life, work performance and a variety of other important personal relationships. It can be a major factor that leads to divorce or even life-threatening incidents. How to tell if alcohol has become a problem for you? It isn’t always an easy question to answer if you consider yourself just a social drinker. But try asking yourself the following questions: •Have you ever awoken in the morning and found you can’t remember parts of the previous evening? •Have people close to you complained about your drinking? •Do you find it difficult to stop after one or two drinks? •Have you lost friends because of your drinking? •Has drinking begun to cause problems between you and your family? •Has alcohol gotten you into trouble at work or school? •Do you get into physical fights when you drink? •Have you lost a job because of drinking? •Has drinking caused you to neglect family, work or other obligations? •Have you heard voices or seen things not really there after heavy drinking? A “yes” answer to any of these questions is a clear indication that you should seek a professional evaluation. A professional counselor can provide such an evaluation. Many counselors specialize in assessing and treating problem drinking. Your local mental health center or hospital should be able to provide a list of such counselors. Or check your local yellow pages or online for professional counselors certified in addiction counseling. It can be a big and difficult step to recognize that you may have a drinking problem. And it takes strength to take action to deal with the problem. When problem drinking is recognized early, and professional assistance is sought, it can usually be treated successfully. But when problem drinking is ignored, the outcome is almost always going to be the painful consequences that come with excessive drinking. “Counseling Corner” is provided by the American Counseling Association. Comments and questions to ACAcorner@counseling.org or visit the ACA website at counseling.org

dinator Sheila Simmons. “With these tools, kids with disabilities can learn in a regular classroom, people can get a job or get a better job, and more and more with seniors, they can live safely in their own homes.” ATK received $76,000 in grants from United Healthcare to help 45 people in Parsons, Wichita

and Topeka find jobs and improve their health. Among the tools being demonstrated by the 81 exhibitors from six states are: MedMinder A device that looks deceptively like a traditional pill box helps patients stick to their medication schedules -

and if they don’t, alerts their caregivers. The cost: $40 a month. A compartment on the box lights up when it’s time to take medications. If too much time lapses before the box is opened, an alarm sounds to remind the patient. If medications are entirely skipped, notifications can be set to alert caregivers via text

message, email or phone. Karl Hockenbarger and Rod Shriwise are local vendors of the technology. Hockenbarger pointed to a study released in June indicating that for every dollar spent on medication management technology, “$10.10 (is saved) for hypertension, $8.40 for congestive heart fail(See DISABLED on page 15)

With no exit plan, sex predator program growing Dave Ranney KHI News Service

A state-run program charged with treating sexual predators will likely “exceed its physical capacity” in four to five years, according to a legislative audit report. “We don’t have a lot of individuals coming out on the back end of the program, and 18, on average, are coming in on the front end,” each year, said Dan Bryan, an auditor with the Legislative Division of Post Audit. “So the program is going to grow.” Bryan said it was reasonable to assume that the state’s Sexual Predator Treatment Program, which is housed on the

campus of Larned State Hospital, would be full by either 2017 or 2018. Since the treatment program’s inception in 1994, only three of its 251 residents have graduated and been released. Twenty-two have died while still in it. Most of the treatment program’s residents are at least 40 years old and have been at the facility for at least five years. Roughly 80 percent have been diagnosed as pedophiles. Other diagnoses include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression, according to the auditors. Appearing before the joint Legislative Post Audit Committee, Bryan

said that while the treatment program appeared to be safe and secure, it also was significantly understaffed. In April, he said, 30 percent of the program’s 178 direct-care positions were vacant. At times, Bryan said, the program failed to meet minimal staffing levels. Because so many positions are unfilled, the workers often are required to work overtime, he said. In 2012, treatment program employees logged more than 38,000 hours of overtime, almost a six-fold increase over the 6,700 hours logged in 2010. Bryan attributed the vacancies to the fact that

many people do not want to work with sexual predators or live in a “rural location,” or don’t want to put in “a significant amount of overtime.” Wages were another factor, he said. The hospital’s entry-level workers are paid $12.04 an hour. Their counterparts at the nearby prison and juvenile detention facility start at $13.65 an hour. Twenty-two percent of the treatment program’s employees who responded to a Legislative Post Audit survey said they did not feel safe “while working.” Larned State Hospital officials did not dispute most of the findings. (See GROWING on page 15)


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Obamacare will have no impact on Kansas seniors A former director of the American Research Institute’s Center on Aging says Kansas seniors don’t need to worry about the Affordable Care Act. “The main thing they need to know is that it’s not going to be a big deal in terms of their having to do anything,” said Marilyn

Ellinwood hospital to benefit from USDA loan A small hospital in the central Kansas community of Ellinwood is the latest beneficiary of a federal loan program aimed at helping rural health care facilities modernize and take care of longstanding infrastructure needs. The Ellinwood District Hospital will receive a $237,000 low-interest federal rural development loan to replace an aging boiler system. The Ellinwood loan is part of a targeted effort by three federal agencies to help rural hospitals in Kansas and several other states upgrade their facilities. Since 2009, the USDA, working with the U.S. departments of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs, has provided more than $90 million in loans and grants for “health care projects.” A $17.6 million loan to a critical access hospital in Onaga was among the biggest awarded in Kansas this year. Announced in March, it is funding a renovation and expansion project at the hospital, which is part of a seven-county network of healthcare facilities operated by the nonprofit Community HealthCare System. The expansion project follows a 2012 initiative by Community HealthCare to install a new electronic health records system. That project was funded by a $4.9 million USDA loan.

Officials to explain ACA exchange

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and another top official from her agency are on a statewide tour to answer questions about Obamacare. Area dates and locations are: Hays: Mon., Sept. 23, 2:00 p.m., at Hays Medical Center, Hadley Conference Rooms, 2220 Canterbury Road. Hays: Mon., Sept. 23, 7:00 p.m., at Ft. Hays State University Memorial Union Ballroom. Dodge City: Tues., Sept. 24, 7:00 p.m. at Dodge House Hotel and Convention Center, 2408 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd.

Moon, who’s also a former director of AARP’s Public Policy Institute and a member of the Medicare Rights Center’s board of directors. “Most of the effects that the ACA was going to have on Medicare have already happened,” she said. “And the ones that

are still coming - like going to accountable care organizations - won’t affect them (Medicare beneficiaries) directly, except they may notice their doctors and hospitals are communicating more with each other than they have in the past.” Moon, who’s in her

Rural be there and it’s so much harder to specialize,” said Kellerman, who grew up in Greensburg and Hays. “But we’ve developed a philosophy, a training model, and a support system for anyone who wants to go to a rural area. That’s very much a part of who we are and what we do.” The school also helps students take advantage of a state-funded program

health care to many of our sickest. As a consequence of that, it’s an expensive program that’s grown over time, as all of health care has.” The program, Moon said, now finds itself “constantly being challenged” by those who say the program’s costs are

unsustainable and that reform is inevitable. “The challenge now is figuring out how to make those changes over time in ways that make sense, that are not arbitrary and capricious, and that protect the most vulnerable people that Medicare is designed to serve,” she said.

in the way of using the formula to fill gaps in the system.” She said medical schools that produce the fewest primary care doctors often receive the most funding. The 20 medical schools with the highest percentages of primary care graduates, for example, received $292 million in total Medicare GME payments between 2006 and

2008, while the 20 schools with the lowest percentages received $842 million. Chen said her study showed that existing data could be used to measure schools’ successes in meeting the health care system’s needs. The report also addressed shortages in the specialties of psychiatry, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology.

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that offsets a portion of their textbook, tuition, and room-and-board costs in exchange for them practicing in rural or underserved areas. In her article, Chen noted that the federal government spends billions on graduate medical education but does too little to determine if the spending is actually producing doctors for the areas of the country or the types of

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practices that most need them. “Medicare puts about $10 billion into GME each year,” Chen said. “Medicaid puts in about $3 billion. It’s a huge workforce investment with significant implications for our health care system. But there’s not a lot of accountability. There’s a formula that determines how much you get, but there’s not much

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ly lifting device, which costs about $900, said John Kovelan of Doctors Equipment Service. But those devices often require more that one assistant to operate and can be dangerous if a patient has a seizure or becomes agitated while being moved. The device Kovelan was demonstrating ($3,400) grabs a patient around the chest like a giant human hand. It can pick up patients in virtually any position and reposition them, he said. Some models have a scale built in to the arm. “I weigh 270 pounds, Lifting Technology and you could move me Several devices were anywhere you want in on display that were newly here with your pinky finengineered approaches to ger,” he said. lifting patients with limited ability to move them- All-Terrain Wheelchairs selves. Each of a half-dozen There are more work- base models are customplace injuries in the U.S. made based on a person’s health care industry than weight and height, and in any other field, and are capable of scaling much of the injuries are uneven hills without tipattributable to moving ping over, traversing sand obese, disabled, or elderly or water, or getting over curbs or other obstacles patients. Medicare will cover that restrict normal wheela basic sling-and-pul- chairs to the sidewalk. ure, $6.70 for diabetes and $3.10 for dyslipidemia.” “The estimate going around right now is that $3.17 billion of medical spending per year is attributable to people not adhering to their medication regimen. Noncompliance leads to 11 percent of hospital readmissions,” Hockenbarger said. “Given the magnitude of medication mismanagement, this technology has great potential to save the system significant money, while increasing health benefits.”

mid-60s, said she recently stepped down from her position as director at the American Research Institute’s Center on Aging to return to Medicare studies full-time. “The big challenge facing Medicare is its own success,” she said. “It has done a phenomenal job of providing mainstream

Alabama-based startup company Global Extreme Mobility started commercially selling the chairs last year after fabricating them out of a garage for six years. Brian Green - who runs the company with his sister - said the company originated in 2004 when his stepfather Jerry Nasello found out he had Lou Gehrig’s disease. With no readily available, affordable options for accessing the beach, Nasello crafted his own out of PVC and bubble tires. “Scooters will get you some places, but this will get you most anywhere. This gives people independence and allows them to get off the sidewalk and into the park or wherever they want to go,” Green said. “Technology like this enables people to live fuller, happier lives.” Green said other companies now offer all-terrain wheelchairs, but ones that are comparable to his $8,000 model start at $17,000.

Growing “Overtime is a significant issue at our facility,” hospital Supt. Tom Kinlen told KHI News Service. “We make no bones about that. That’s why we’re working so hard to reduce it.” Kinlen told committee members that hospital officials recently had launched several initiatives aimed at boosting employee morale. He also said he had enacted policies meant to prevent cell phones from being smuggled into the facility. Cell phones can be used by the program’s residents to download and share pornography. “We take all the post audit’s recommendations seriously,” said Lea Stueve, policy director at the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability

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Services, which administers both the state hospital and the treatment program. “If they’re having so much trouble getting people to work there, why is it we keep insisting on the program being located in a town of 4,000 people?” said Marvin Kleeb, a Republican legislator from Overland Park. “It’s almost like this is some kind of economic development thing” for Larned. “I also found myself wondering why no one ever leaves the program even though they’ve paid their debt to society. That seems like a conflict,” he said. “I’m all for protecting society, but I don’t know that that means no one there can ever be rehabilitated.”


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Pastime at Park Lane The Gospel Fellowship Church led Sunday afternoon services. Residents played pitch and dominoes on Monday afternoon. Game helpers were Madeline Murphy, Dorothy King, Mandy Barnett, Joy Barnett and Hugh McDaniel. Residents played Wii bowling on Monday evening. Pastor Bob Artz led Bible study on Tuesday morning. Doris Riner and Elsie Nagel led the hymns. Trivia games were played on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Warren Prochnow led Lutheran Bible study on Wednesday morning. Residents played bingo on Wednesday afternoon. Barbara Dickhut and Madeline Murphy were the helpers. Residents played cards on Wednesday evening. Elsie Nagel gave manicures on Thursday morning. Fr. Felix Bernard led Catholic Mass on Friday morning. Joyce Wiechman sang and played her omnicord on Friday afternoon. The Wright Brothers

Honor 7 with September birthdays

The September birthday party was held on Thursday afternoon. Guests of honor were Hilda Gruver, Jim Spangler, Marcella Otteson, Ben Hammons, Donald Green, Doris Riner and Frances Luke. The Over 50 Chorus provided entertainment. Singers were Gladys Soodsma, Irma McDaniel, Betty Mast, Lorena Turley, Madeline Murphy and Dorothy Milburn. Everyone was served fudge ice cream bars at the party.

Craft party is held on Tuesday

The Immanuel Southern Baptist Church hosted a craft party on Tuesday afternoon. Helpers were Joy Barnett, Bev Nuckolls and Mandy Barnett. Donna Eitel furnished cookies. performed on Friday evening. Wanda Wright furnished refreshments. Residents watched “Gene Autry in the Big Show” on Saturday afternoon. Kathy McKellips was visited by Dave and Val Duff, Tim and Pat Percival; Glen, Brandi, Levi and Chelsea Howser; Kay Percival, Jannie Wolf and Joyce Donovan. Harriet Jones was visited by JeNell Jacobson, Nancy Holt, Terry and Emily Jones, Mike Jones, Rev. Don Martin from St.

Luke’s Church, Sharilyn Wilken, Annabelle McDaniel, Betty Schmidt, Pete Steffens and Arlene Cauthon. Edith Norman was visited by Ron and Sue Riner, Sara Shane, Doris Riner, and Roma Lee Riner Murphy, Great Bend. Earl Gorman was visited by Loretta Gorman, Charlene Becht and Pete Steffens. Boots Haxton had as her visitors her two sons, David and Sherri Haxton, McPherson, and Rod and Kathy Haxton.

Bonnie Pickett was visited by Gloria Wright, Treva McCandless, Larry and Philene Pickett, Arlene Cauthon and Jon Tuttle. Lula Dirks was visited by Darla Luebbers, Willetta Payne and Ralph Payne. Lorena Turley was visited by Lori Brandl, Neta Wheeler, Rex Turley and Tracy Hess. Vivian Kreiser was visited by Larry and Sharon Lock, Larry Wing and L. Johnson. Jim and Yvonne Spangler were visited by Les and Mary Ann Spangler, Greg and Yvette Mills, Steve and Peggy Mumma, Wanita Mumma, Linda Reichard and Fritzie Rauch. Clifford Dearden was visited by Kirk and Janet Ottaway, Hays. Jake Leatherman was visited by Don and Judy Browning, Hugh McDaniel and John Crump. Mildred Van Pelt was visited by David Van Pelt, Treva McCandless, Hugh McDaniel and Arlene Cauthon. Geraldine Graves was visited by Fritzie Rauch.

Melvin Eugene Giesick

June L. Vsetecka and Rob, Scott City; two daughters, Terri Jantz, Garden City, and Kayla Steffens, El Centro, Calif.; one sister, Mary Cook, Overland Park; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one greatgreat-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother, Ben. Funeral service will be Fri., Sept. 20, 10:30 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Bernard Felix officiating. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Timken, on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Memorials may be sent to the Scott County Health Department in care of Price and Sons Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Scott City, Ks. 67871.

Nadine ‘Deenie’ Gies Nadine “Deenie” Gies, 85, died at her home in Iola on Sept. 13, 2013. S h e was born on Sept. 9, 1928, in San Bernardino, Calif., the Nadine Gies daughter A longtime resident of Scott City before moving to Iola, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Scott City. Nadine was also a music director of church choirs; Past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star; a Girl and Boy Scout leader; EMT participant; and was involved in community theatre. She was also a member of the Kansas Arts Association, Federated Music Club, Scott Community Golf Course and was in the VIP chorus and a Women’s Quartet. On May 29, 1947, she married William E. Gies

Ann Tedford was visited by Denetta Tedford, Mary Plum, Arlene Cauthon, Doris Riner, and Roma Lee Riner Murphy. Herb Graves was visited by Kelsi Schwartz, Tina Turley, Michael McEachern, Cole Cronin, Crystal Gutierrez, Shantel Lobmeyer, Emily Wright and Ron Hess. Darlene Richman was visited by Darla Luebbers, Phebe Unruh, Deb Farr and Kelsi Schwartz. Mike Leach was visited by Linda Dunagan and Rev. Don Martin from St. Luke’s Church. Cecile Billings was visited by Delinda Dunagan, Ann Beaton, Don and Judy Browning, Lorena Turley and Larry Billings. Verna Willman was visited by D’Ann Markel. Ruth Holland was visited by Charlene Becht, Debbie Bush and Deb Lawrence. Mary Alice Lawrence King was visited by Sharilyn Wilken and Shorty and Deb Lawrence. Melva Rose was visited by Tina Turley and Carol Ellis. Delores Brooks was visited by Charles Brooks,

Cheryl Perry and Fritzie Rauch. Dona Dee Carpenter was visited by Gloria O’Bleness, Jackie John, Fritzie Rauch and Bill John. Dottie Fouquet was visited by Jon and Anne Crane, Mark and Terri Fouquet, and Fritzie Rauch. Judy Redburn was visited by Tina Turley, Carol Ellis, Debbie Holland Bush, Michael McEachern, Cole Cronin, Jim Cooley, Mary Torson, Elizabeth Parkinson and Wendy Derstine. Thlema Branine was visited by Kendal and Sherri Smith. Hilda Gruver was visited by Tina Turley. Joyce Bohnert was visited by Tina Turley and Sharilyn Wilken. Mike Kitch was visited by Alex Browning, Charlene Becht, Don and Judy Browning, and Sharilyn Wilken. Pat Palen was visited by Starla and Robin Krause, both of Minneapolis, Minn.; Jack and Sheri Rapier, Tina Turley, Sharilyn Wilken, Lila Carson and Pete Steffens.

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Deaths June L. Vsetecka, 86, died at the Scott County Hospital, Scott City, on Sept. 16, 2013. She was born April 30, 1927, in Rush County, the daughter of Lyle LaClaire and Emma Esther (Waudby) Newcomer. She had been a resident of Scott City since September of 1958, moving from Great Bend. She was a grocery clerk and a certified nurse’s aide (CNA) for the Scott County Health Department until her retirement. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Scott City. On April 6, 1947, she married B.F. Vsetecka in LaCrosse. He died on June 10, 2002, in Scott City. Survivors include: three sons, Tom, Wichita, Galen, Garden City,

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in Topeka. He died on Oct. 29, 1991, in Scott City. Survivors include: one son, Bill, and wife, Mari Ann, Assaria; five daughters, Mary Balmer and husband, David, Inverness, Fla., Susie Greve and husband, Gary, Iola; Kathy Hoeme and husband, Larry, Scott City; Beth Hess and husband, Ron, Scott City; and Chris Wagner and husband, Jay, Yukon, Okla.; 11 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one infant son and one infant great-grandson. Funeral service was held Sept. 19 at the United Methodist Church, Scott City, with Rev. Dennis Carter officiating. Interment was in the Scott County Cemetery, Scott City. Memorials may be sent to the Scott County EMTs in care of Price and Sons Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St., Scott City, Ks. 67871.

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Melvin Eugene Giesick, 79, died Sept. 16, 2013, at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital in Castle Rock, Colo. M e l was born Oct. 6, 1933, in Leoti, the son of Samuel and Eva (Bohl) Giesick. Melvin Giesick He had recently moved to Castle Rock though their primary residence remained in Leoti where they had lived since moving from Burlington, Ia., in 1984. He was the owner and operator of Mel’s Foodliner in Leoti. Mel served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Navy as a Chief Petty Officer First Class. On Aug. 16, 1959 he married Rilla Kay Miller at Tribune. Mel’s surviving family includes: his wife, Castle

Rock, Colo.; two sons, Darren and wife, Mary Beth, Parker, Colo., and Shannon and wife, Stacia, Castle Rock; a daughter, Tember Rector, and husband, Bill, Castle Rock; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was proceeded in death by his parents; a grandson, Dayton Giesick; and three brothers, Robert, Karl and Earl. Funeral service will be held on Sat., Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m., at the Christ Covenant Church, Leoti, with Rev. Paul McNall officiating. Burial will be in Leoti Cemetery in Leoti. Friends may call on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Price and Sons Funeral Home, 202 4th Street, Leoti. Memorials may be given to Christ Covenant Church in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at priceandsons.com.

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Social Security helps in time of need For some, recent years have been made difficult by natural disasters. Fatal tornadoes in Oklahoma. Massive wildfires and strong earthquakes in Colorado and California. Hurricane Sandy along the Eastern seaboard. And now, we brace ourselves for yet another hurricane season. In addition to the catastrophes caused by Mother Nature, there are manmade tragedies, such as the theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., that killed 12 and injured 58; the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., which left 26 children and staff

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members dead; and the Boston Marathon explosions, killing three and injuring more than 260. When disasters strike, despite the immediate response by so many well-intentioned people and organizations, it’s often hard to know where to turn. But when it comes to the need for disability and survivors benefits, Social Security is always here to serve those who require our services. Dependent survivors

Park Place People

by Doris Riner

Last week was not an ordinary week was it? With all the cooler, cloudy weather and the RAIN, some of us were beginning to think we were already in heaven. As I write this it is still cool and cloudy. It gets us all excited about fall weather and the end of three digit temperatures. Speaking of getting excited, how ‘bout our high school football team this year?! There are four staunch fans here and we are so proud of the way they have started out this new school year. The saying is “There’s another dirt load coming up the road” and this “dirt load” is looking mighty good so far. There’s another saying that says: “The fat lady hasn’t sung yet.” Nuff said. Outside of several pitch games going on, there was not too much activity at Park Place all week. Coffees, naps, meals, programs went on as usual. I do have a new resident to mention. Ardis Rose moved into an apartment and we are so glad to have her with us. Moving is for the birds, but once you get settled in AND it begins to feel like home, your home, you start to get acquainted and get into the stride, you’re glad you made the move. One thing for sure, you won’t get any younger.

of wage earners, such as spouses, minor children, and in some cases parents or grandchildren, may be eligible for survivor benefits when the family’s provider dies. One in eight of today’s 20-year-old workers will die before reaching age 67. About 96 percent of people age 20 to 49 who work have survivors insurance protection if they die and leave behind young children and surviving spouses. Social Security is here to help people inflicted with disabling conditions as well. In fact, disabled workers account for about 19 percent of all Social Security benefits paid.

One in four of today’s 20-year-old workers will become disabled before reaching age 67. Even if your mailbox - or home - is destroyed due to an emergency, or you are evacuated or displaced, your payment will always arrive on time every time if you receive it electronically. Disasters are bound to occur. The best we can do is to be as prepared as possible to deal with them if they happen. And know that Social Security will be here for you when you need it. Be prepared. Visit www.socialsecurity.gov/ emergency.

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How much are you worth? Last week in this section, I wrote that Christians should be inspiring. After receiving some feedback from that article, I’ve decided to backtrack a little. Not about what I wrote, but to a subject that should have been written before that article. How much are you worth? How would you answer that question? Would you take time to add up your account holdings, equity holdings, and life insurance policies? I believe that most people, if asked that question, their first instinct would be to try to put a monetary value on themselves by what they have attained and accumulated. If you do a Google search for “Who is worth the most?” your return would talk about world billionaires and celebrity bank accounts. This is what we think of when we think of worth or value. I would love to challenge this thinking. I believe something is worth what someone is willing to pay. What may be worthless to someone, is worthy to another. I find it interesting, that a Post-It note with the words “I love you” written on it, sold on ebay for $6.14. A person could buy thousands of the little, yellow, sticky notes and write the words on it themselves, but someone decided this one note was worth $6.14. It may have been worthless to most, but someone deemed it to have worth. I love the words in scripture. In them is where we should find our worth. In it, it says that we were bought at a price. It tells us why this price was paid. We find out that God, our Creator, deemed us worthy to pay the ultimate price. To sacrifice His son, to redeem us so that we could be His. Nothing greater could have been paid for you. You were worth the price Jesus paid on the cross. In scripture, we find out why God gave His son, and it was simply because He loves you. The famous passage of John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” The price that was paid for you and I was far greater than any price paid before. I hope that you see yourself as worthy. Because I believe that to be inspiring, you have to recognize your worth. If you recognize your worth, you will believe that you are worthy of doing something great and of being inspiring. I hope this week that you begin to see yourself as God sees you. Worthy! Pastor Shelby Crawford Community Christian Church, Scott City

Scott City Assembly of God

1615 South Main - Scott City - 872-2200 Ed Sanderson, Senior Pastor 9:00 a.m. - Pre-Service Prayer 10:00 a.m. - Sunday Worship Service and Children’s Church Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. - Bible Study and Prayer

St. Joseph Catholic Church

A Catholic Christian Community 1002 S. Main Street - Scott City Fr. Bernard Felix, pastor • 872-7388 Secretary • 872-3644 Masses: 1st Sunday of month - 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Other weekends: Sat., 6:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m. Spanish Mass - 2nd and 4th Sundays, 1:30 p.m.

Pence Community Church

Prairie View Church of the Brethren

4855 Finney-Scott Rd. - Scott City - 276-6481 Pastor Jon Tuttle Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m. Men’s Fellowship • Wednesday mornings Breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Held at Precision Ag Bldg. west of Shallow Water

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

1102 Court • Box 283 • Scott City 620-872-2294 • 620-872-3796 Pastor Warren Prochnow holycross-scott@sbcglobal.net Sunday School/Bible Class, 9:00 a.m. Worship every Sunday, 10:15 a.m. Wed.: Mid-Week School, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Community Christian Church

8911 W. Road 270 10 miles north on US83; 2 miles north on K95; 9 miles west on Rd. 270 Don Williams, pastor • 874-2031 Wednesdays: supper (6:30 p.m.) • Kid’s Group and Adult Bible Study (7:00 p.m.) • Youth Group (8:00 p.m.) Sunday School: 9:30 • Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m.

12th & Jackson • Scott City • 872-3219 Shelby Crawford, pastor Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: God’s High School Cru, 7:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church

Immanuel Southern Baptist Church

803 College - Scott City - 872-2339 Kyle Evans, Senior Pastor Bob Artz, Associate Pastor

1398 S. US83 - Scott City - 872-2264 Robert Nuckolls, pastor - 872-5041

Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. • Worship: 11:00 a.m.

Sunday morning worship: 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Wednesday Bible Study, 7:00 p.m.

Gospel Fellowship Church

1st United Methodist Church

Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m.

5th Street and College - Scott City - 872-2401 Dennis Carter, pastor 1st Sunday: Communion and Fellowship Sunday Services at 9:00 a.m. • Sunday School, 10:30 a.m. All Other Sundays • Worship: 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. MYF (youth groups) on Wednesdays Jr. High: 6:30 p.m. • Sr. High: 7:00 p.m.

First Christian Church

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

120 S. Lovers Lane - Shallow Water Larry Taylor, pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.

701 Main - Scott City - 872-2937 Scotty Wagner, pastor Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m. Wednesday is Family Night Meal: 5:45 p.m. • Study: 6:15 p.m. Website: www.fccscottcity.org

Elizabeth/Epperson Drives • Scott City • 872-3666 Father Don Martin Holy Eucharist - 11:45 a.m. St. Luke’s - 872-5734 (recorded message) Senior Warden Bill Lewis • 872-3347 or Father Don Martin - (785) 462-3041

Scott Mennonite Church

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

12021 N. Eagle Rd. • Scott City Franklin Koehn: 872-2048 Charles Nightengale: 872-3056 Sunday School Worship Service: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service: 7:00 p.m.

9th and Crescent - Scott City - 872-2334 Bishop Irvin Yeager • 620-397-2732 Sacrament, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:50 a.m. Relief Society and Priesthood, 11:20 a.m. YMYW Wednesday, 8:00 p.m.


Research data, many report that they’re doing much better objectively in terms of income in the U.S. compared to back home. Subjectively, many told us their jobs are helping them advance in their lives. Yet these rural communities may not have the types of job opportunities that allow them to take the next step and continue to move up in terms of living standards.” Sanderson said future job prospects may become even more limited because of the lack of networking caused by many participants living in relatively isolated circles of family and friends without meaningful interaction with the non-Hispanic community. A Need for Immigrants Sanderson said the goal of his research is to provide a more detailed understanding of immigration and its relationship to these rural communities. Garden City’s cultural relations board which includes representatives from the Hispanic and Latino community as well as the Somali and Muslim communities - plans to use the findings to enhance integration efforts. Garden City is considered a model for many new rural destinations. Additionally, the information may help advance the dialog about the challenges of immigration in small, rural towns, as well as the responsibilities of the Fortune 500 companies that employ immigrants in these communi-

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ties. “There is no question that immigrants who come here without proper documentation are by definition breaking the law,” Sanderson said. “Moving imposes lots of costs and burdens on immigrants. As a social scientist I want to find out why immigration happens in this part of Kansas and what the consequences of these movements are for immigrants and communities. “It’s clear that there is a strong demand for immigrant labor in these new rural destinations. A majority told us they would prefer to stay in their origin country and do well there, but opportunities tend to be limited in these places and the American industries

have a strong demand for labor.” According to Sanderson, the shift from urban to rural areas by some industries has appealed to immigrants who are able to meet the demand for workers and the opportunity to establish a better life for themselves and their families. One result, however, has been the emergence of segmented communities living in the same town. “This is a significant issue now, and it will be for the foreseeable future, especially as much of rural Kansas continues to face the prospects of long-term population loss,” Sanderson said. “Immigration is preventing these communities from declining further.”

“All That Jazz” dance team members (from left) Bre Smull, Ellie Irwin and Katie Nowak perform during halftime of the Scott Community High School and Colby football game last Friday evening. Next performance for the SCHS dance team will be at Homecoming on Oct. 4. (Record Photo)

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Sports

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Week 3

With or without healthy QB, Holcomb will throw the ball

winning ugly

SCHS senior fullback Paco Banda finds a gap for a five yard gain during Friday’s GWAC win over Colby. (Record Photo)

Beavers overcome turnovers, lack of running game, against Eagles The plan going into last Friday’s Great West 12 A c t i v i t i e s Colby Scott City 28 Confe r e n c e opener was for Scott Community High School’s Trey O’Neil to be limited to playing only defense because of a knee injury. Plans change. The junior quarterback passed for one touchdown, ran for another and added an interception for good measure as the Beavers claimed a lack-

luster 28-12 win over Colby on the home field Friday. “I was glad my dad trusted in me when I told him my knee was feeling good enough that I could play offense,” said O’Neil, referring to head coach Glenn O’Neil. “I was wanting to do whatever I could to help us win.” Coach O’Neil said that even though he didn’t start Trey at quarterback he didn’t hesitate to put him into the game. “Trey had practiced since Wednesday and he had passed

the physical therapist’s tests,” says Coach O’Neil. “The brace he’s wearing will keep the knee from popping out like it has been and Trey is still pretty mobile wearing it.” After two three-and-outs to start the game, O’Neil’s impact was immediate when he entered the game following a short punt that gave the Beavers great field position at the Colby 37 yard line. Following a 25 yard middle screen to tight end Warren Kropp on third-and-10, senior fullback Paco Banda finished

off the four-play drive with a 12 yard touchdown run. The Beavers needed just five plays covering 48 yards on their next possession - including a 20 yard pass to senior wideout Brayden Strine and a 23 yard TD completion to Chantz Yager on a crossing route that opened up a 14-0 advantage. Eagles Capitalize Just when it looked like Scott City had found its stride and taken control of the game, (See UGLY on page 25)

Beavers welcome cooler temps at Tribune invitational

Chalk the improved performances at Tribune last Saturday to a little cooperation from Mother Nature. “I run better when it’s cooler,” summed up Scott City junior Miguel Chavez as he led the Beavers to a third place finish in the team standings. After running in 100-degree heat the previous week at Goodland, Chavez and the rest of the SCHS squad welcomed the cooler weather on Saturday morning. “I guess it’s the only explanation,” said head coach Kevin Reese. “We train in the heat and everyone else has to compete in it, but for some reason we don’t perform well.”

While he can’t offer a better explanation, Reese was relieved to see his team bounce back from some disappointing performances the previous week. Chavez ran among the leaders throughout the race, finishing seventh overall in a time of 18:59. “I ran a smarter race today,” says Chavez, referring to the Goodland race when he burned out quickly after a quick opening mile pace. “I held back a little and was able to finish stronger. I ran the kind of race I wanted to.” Reese was also pleased with the smarter strategy. (See COOLER on page 23)

Scott City junior Miguel Chavez climbs a hill near the completion of Saturday’s race at Tribune. (Record Photo)

A year ago, Holcomb knocked off the No. 1 team in Class 2A (Meade) and gave Scott Community High School a scare in the third game before the Beavers pulled out a 21-7 win. This year, the Longhorns again defeated top-ranked Meade in the season opener (20-19). If Scott City is to avoid a similar fate in Friday’s road game they will have to find a running game that has been, at best, inconsistent in their first two games. And they will have to contain a Holcomb offense which has been throwing the ball on more than two-thirds of their plays. One of the big questions surrounds who will be leading the Longhorn aerial attack after quarterback Heath Tucker made an early exit due to a concussion from last week’s 20-7 loss to Hugoton. He was later joined on the sideline by runningbacks Corey Rupp and Blake Richmeier who also suffered concussions. It is unknown if any of those three will be suiting up for this week’s Great West Activities Conference game. “We’re approaching this as if Tucker will be playing,” says head coach Glenn O’Neil. “But even if he isn’t, you give (Calen) Rupp a full week of practice and he’ll play much better than he did last week.” The Longhorns struggled offensively, with Hugoton holding a 266-75 edge. Rupp was just 9-of27 for 69 yards passing, which allowed the Eagles to pack players in the box and key on the run. Holcomb stayed within striking distance when Calen Rupp connected with Corey Rupp on a 27 yard pass just before halftime that cut the lead to 14-7. (See HOLCOMB on page 21)

No one is immune from O’Neil’s critical eye When you have Rod five state Haxton, champisports onship editor rings and are the defending Class 3A title holders in football - your knowledge of football and basketball are beyond question. And when you have graduated most of your starters from a state championship team that lost just two games over the past three years, it’s generally expected that the team we put on the field to start the season isn’t going to be near as polished as what everyone has been accustomed to seeing. No one understands that better than Scott Community High School head coach Glenn O’Neil. Along with assistant coach Jim Turner, the two had a good grasp of the challenge facing them during summer camp and when twoa-days began. Tradition can only take you so far. Nothing replaces actual gametime experience - and we’re not talking about experience when your team is ahead 46-0 with a running clock. (See EYE on page 22)


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Outdoors in Kansas

by Steve Gilliland

Putting your rack to the tape As you read this, muzzleloader deer season will already be open, and with this year’s addition of a pre-rut antlerless only season in October, the deer hunting opportunities here in Kansas have become almost too numerous to keep track of. One thing is certain though. Many deer hunters will be after one of Kansas’s signature big bucks. For years I was ignorant about the scoring process used to attribute points to these big racks, so a couple years ago I grabbed a rack I had from Ohio and took it to Pratt during National Hunting and Fishing day in hopes of finding someone to score it and explain the process to me. I was guided to Robert Barbee, then statewide public lands coordinator. Robert explained that, first and foremost, the score of any given deer rack depends upon symmetry and mass. Symmetry meaning how closely each side of the rack mirrors the other, and mass meaning the overall thickness and length of the antlers. The more symmetrical the antlers and the larger the antlers, the higher the score. There is a mandatory 60-day “drying period” before any set of antlers can be officially scored, as antlers shrink a lot during that time and even continue to shrink ever-so-slightly for 10 to 15 years. Here is how the process works: •Since each tine of the rack must be measured for length, Robert first found the imaginary point where each tine attached to the main beam and marked it with a light pencil mark. •Next an inside measurement is taken at the widest place between the antlers and recorded onto a spe(See RACK on page 20)

Special teams are costly in loss to Trojans

There’s little doubt where the Wichita County High School football teams has been focusing its attention during the past week. T h e coaching staff is taking a hard look Wichita Co. 20 at special Stanton Co. 27 teams after having a PAT kick blocked, a blocked field goal attempt and a blocked punt that was returned 28 yards for a score during a 27-20 loss to Stanton County. “For three-quarters of the game we played good football and kept our mistakes to a minimum,” says head coach Faron Kraft. “But when we did make mistakes they seemed to

come at key moments.” During a scoreless first quarter, the Indians had a chance to grab the early momentum, but a field goal was blocked and another drive to the Trojan 30 yard line was pushed back by penalties. Leoti did get on the scoreboard when quarterback Jantz Budde connected with Casey Day on a 49 yard touchdown pass, but a missed PAT kick left them trailing, 7-6. Fullback Colton Northrup finished the night with 101 yards rushing, but most of those came in the first half before he was slowed by an injury. That put more of the offensive responsibility on Budde who finished the night with 61 yards

rushing, including a 10 yard run in the third period that cut the deficit to 13-12. The Trojans regained the momentum with a pair of touchdowns early in the fourth quarter - the second coming on a blocked punt - to open up a 27-12 lead. WCHS got back into the game with a 60 yard scoring pass, but the points were taken off the scoreboard because of a penalty. Leoti still finished off the scoring drive, but there was less than a minute remaining when they reached the end zone again. The Indians finished the night with 296 yards of offense - 180 rushing and 116 passing. Outside of Northrup and Budde,

they had just 18 yards on the ground. “We’re somewhat pleased with our running game, but we need more than the fullback and quarterback to produce yards,” said Kraft. “We got fairly decent production from our wingback (Day, 26 yards on three carries), but we need more from our tailback.” “Any time we can throw for 100 to 125 yards, that’s a good game for us,” Kraft added. “We felt we could attack them with our passing game. Now we just need our receivers to hold onto the ball better.” The defense was led by Brice Mason with 20 tackles (three solo), followed by Chris Wilson (18) and

Northrup (14). “This was one of the best defensive games we’ve played in a long time. One of Stanton County’s scores was the result of special teams and a couple others were set up by offensive mistakes,” says Kraft. “Our defense played well enough to win. “This game shows what we’re capable of doing against a pretty good team.” The Indians will try to get their first win of the season on Friday when they face Syracuse. “They are very young and they have about 35 kids on their team,” Kraft adds. “If they get a little confidence they could surprise you.”

George returns to form at Greeley County Putting her season opening race behind her, Taylor George re-established herself as not only the No. 1 runner on the Scott City squad, but as one of the area’s top crosscountry competitors at the Greeley County Invitational last Saturday. “I don’t know why I didn’t run better (at Goodland,) says the senior. “I really didn’t worry about it. I just went out today and ran my race.”

Cooler “I like his aggressive style, but we’re not in shape yet to maintain the kind of pace that Miguel wants to run,” says head coach. “Hopefully, we’ll get there. But right now we want to run smart and keep improving on our base. “There will be a time when we expect Miguel to go out and run a strong pace for an entire race. And when he does that he’ll hopefully have one

Head coach Kevin Reese was relieved to see her strong performance. George finished eighth overall in a time of 17:40. That followed her time of 19:00 at Goodland. “I was going to let her figure things out,” says Reese. “If she’d have had another bad race, then we’d have talked. It was good to see her performing the way we expect.” Jade Wren, who had pulled off a minor upset

when she finished ahead of George at Goodland, finished 20th in 18:33. “I didn’t run as well as last week, but I still feel pretty good about the way I did,” says Wren. “After not being able to run last year I’m just glad to be out here and competing again.” Seniors Aubrey Davis (23rd, 18:57) and Megan Thornburg (25th, 18:59) ran steady throughout the race.

It was Thornburg’s first competition after battling pneumonia. The Lady Beavers (59) finished in a third place tie with Tribune, but on the tie-breaker they settled for fourth. They trailed Stanton County (29) and Goodland (47). SCHS was also competing without Macy Davis. “We need either Macy or Riley (Hawker) to step up and be a strong No. 5

runner,” says Reese. “Just like we saw this week, that’s the difference between third or fourth.” It will be at least another week before the Scott City girls will be able to compete as a full squad with Aubrey Davis attending a livestock show this weekend. “Once we get everyone healthy and competing together, we have a chance to be a pretty good team,” Reese said.

place finish in the freshman/sophomore division. “He’s one of those runners who can be an important part of this team by giving us depth in the five, six and seven spots,” Reese says. “When we get Edi back we’ll have seven solid runners we can rely on.” While the Beavers are showing they have depth, Reese is looking for two or three runners to separate themselves from the rest of the pack.

“That’s what we’re looking for from Miguel and Edi, and possibly Irvin. We’ll need three or four guys who are under the 18-minute mark consistently, maybe pushing 17 minutes by the end of the season if we’re going to be competitive at the state level,” adds Reese. “We’re making progress. I’m a lot more optimistic than I was last week.” The Beavers will travel to Hugoton on Saturday.

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or two other teammates running with him.” Sophomore Heath Briggs (12th, 19:16) ran among the leaders for a good share of the race before slipping back into 12th place. It was a solid outing for Briggs’ first competition of the season. “If he’ll keep working as he has in practice, he’ll be able to finish these races. I like seeing him at the front and pushing himself. He ran out of gas, but

PP&K in Scott City Saturday

The Punt, Pass and Kick competition will be held on Sat., Sept. 21, 2:30 p.m., at the Scott Recreation Commission soccer fields. The competition is open to boys and girls from ages 6-15. For more information contact the SRC at 874-5159.

Hunter ed program Sept. 27-28

A two-day hunter education program will be offered at the Scott County fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28. Classes will be held at the Wm. Carpenter 4-H Bldg. Friday’s session will be held from 6:00-9:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

that’s something we’ll improve on.” Illness had an impact on the team with Edi Balderrama unable to compete because of the flu. “Irvin (Lozano) has been struggling with illness, but he ran a good race,” says Reese. Lozano (18th, 19:35), finished 10th in the freshman/sophomore division. Freshman Chance Jones (23rd, 19:45) continues to impress the head coach following his 14th


No. 2 doubles first at P-burg There’s a youth movement taking place on the Scott Community High School tennis team, but that doesn’t mean the Lady Beavers are waiting to taste success. All four entries in the Phillipsburg Invitational came away with medals on Tuesday, including a first place finish by the No. 2 doubles team of senior Leah Artz and freshman Emma Price. Newcomer Bre Smull added a second place finish in No. 1 singles, which follows up her gold medal in No. 2 singles at Ulysses. “Bre hasn’t played high school tennis since her freshman year, so we were wanting to build her confidence by putting her in No. 2 singles,” says coach Steve Kucharik. “After the way she played at Ulysses, we weren’t going to waste any time moving her up. She’ll probably be our No. 1 singles the rest of the season.” Playing No. 1 doubles are seniors Holly Wilcoxson and Diana Rodriguez who finished third at Phillipsburg and Ulysses. “They wanted to play doubles this year and they wanted to team up with each other. We’re looking for them to have a pretty good season,” Kucharik says. “They have a lot of trust and confidence in each other.” Anna Miller started in the No. 2 singles position, but she won’t finish there after a shoulder injury ended her season. Emily Buxton, a junior in her first year of tennis, has moved into that spot. “She’s got a lot of competitive fire and has the potential to be a very good player,” Kucharik says. However, the No. 2 positions aren’t a lock in doubles or singles with several players capable of stepping into those spots. “We have some freshmen and sophomores who have been a surprise,” Kucharik says. “Melanie and Christina Tilton are battling hard for a varsity spot along with Addie Price.” Also on the doorstep of a varsity role are Judy Gutierrez, Kiersten Buffington, Delaney Kitch and Karlee Logan. “We haven’t had this kind of depth for a number of years,” adds Coach Cheryl Kucharik. “The future of our program is looking pretty good.” Of the 19 team members, 10 are freshman. Scott City will be hosting a varsity tournament on Monday with action starting at 1:00 p.m.

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Lack of continuity, experience have impacted SCHS offensive line One doesn’t have to be an ESPN talking head to know that Scott Community High School offense has really struggled through the first couple of games. In particular, it’s been the running game that has been the trademark of Scott City’s success over the years. We expect to be the team that dominates the line of scrimmage and we expect to run the ball. Just try to stop us. Beloit couldn’t in last year’s state semi-final game. Even with their vaunted 10-man front the Beavers had 221 yards rushing with 211 of those from Dalton Buehler. So far, the ground game has been shaky, at best, for SCHS. Yes, we’ve had our moments. We rushed for 198 yards in the second half against Abilene and we had 94 yards rushing in the third quarter against Colby. We’ll take those numbers any time. However, that’s offset by just six yards rushing in the first half against Abilene and just 32 first half rushing yards against Colby. That lack of consistency is a concern for the Beavers and their coaching staff. Inexperience on the line is certainly a factor. So is the lack of continuity. Right guard Wyatt Eitel (jr., 6-0, 215) didn’t play his first game until Colby and that was while wearing a cast to protect his fractured wrist. Left tackle Lane Hayes (jr., 5-10, 220) missed the Colby game because of a death in the family. “We’re still in the process of developing better continuity across the line and better communication,” says head coach Glenn O’Neil. While he saw a lot of good things happening in the Colby game, unfortunately it rarely happened with everyone at the same time. There are too many instances where three or four players across the line are doing the right thing, but one or two aren’t.

Holcomb Hugoton didn’t put the game away until they added another touchdown with just 2:41 remaining in the fourth quarter. Rather than thinking who the Longhorns will have on the field, the SCHS coaching staff says they have plenty of other things they need to focus on. In fact, the key word, beginning with practice on Monday, has been “focus.” “Our number one goal this week is to be mentally prepared,” says O’Neil. “The dropped passes and interceptions we had last week were because we weren’t focused.”

On the first sweep of the game against the Eagles, neither the guard nor tackle picked up the defensive tackle which allowed him to easily blow up the play. Right tackle Cole Birney (sr., 5-10, 260) has the power and athletic ability to be one of the area’s outstanding linemen. But he was also sidelined for his entire junior season as the result of a car accident. “He’s working hard, but he still has some catching up to do,” says assistant coach Jim Turner. “He’s playing at a higher pad level than we want to see with his blocking, but it’s much lower than it was the week before.”

“He’s probably one of our biggest running threats,” says O’Neil. “We just need for Martin to stay focused on every down.” The goal for the Holcomb game is for Gough to “double his touches,” says O’Neil. That would give the senior 8-10 carries this week which would be a nice complement to the 15 carries that fullback Paco Banda has been averaging. “For that to happen, he has to be focused and show that he’s ready to take on the added responsibility,” adds Coach O’Neil.

Passing Game has Helped While the Beavers are searching for their running game, they have fortunately been able to establish success with their passing attack. Even with a number of dropped passes last week they were able to gain 165 yards through the air - a week after passing for 247 yards. Scott City easily could have - and should have - had more than 200 yards passing against the Eagles. That said, the Beavers aren’t about to change their identity. They want to establish the running game. And, just like the offensive line, they are trying to do so with a revamped backfield. O’Neil is hoping that senior runningback Martin Gough (6-0, 175) can become a bigger part of the running attack. Through two games he has nine carries for 78 yards - a very respectable 8.7 yards per carry.

Special Teams Nightmare Special teams play was a disaster for the Beavers with poor tackling on kickoff and punt return teams allowing Colby to work with a short field. “It wasn’t just poor tackling. We were also taking some poor tangles to the ball carrier,” says O’Neil. The numbers are pretty stark. Average starting field position for the Beavers was their own 35 yard line. On the other hand, Colby’s average drive started from the SCHS 45. Yes, on average they needed to drive the ball just 45 yards for a touchdown. Three second half turnovers by the Beavers (at the Colby 49, SCHS 38 and SCHS 16) certainly helped Colby’s field position. Given that four of Colby’s second half possessions began on Scott City’s side of the field, credit the Beavers’ defense for keeping the Eagles out of the end zone over the final 24 minutes.

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Same on the defensive side of the ball. “The thing that’s hurting us is that we don’t have kids who are mentally prepared for each play,” says defensive coordinator Jim Turner. “At times we’re reading the keys and flying around without thinking about what we should be doing.” Holcomb, just like any team, has tendencies to pass or run the ball out of certain formations the majority of the time. “There are formations where Holcomb will pass the ball almost every time. That’s not to say they won’t run, or that you

shouldn’t think about the run, but you need to be aware of what they do most of the time,” Turner says. “When we see these formations, the defense has to align a certain way and everyone has to be on the same page. “Normally, you count on the older guys to help make sure the younger players are where they need to be. Unfortunately, we’re in a situation where even our older guys don’t have a lot of experience either.” The SCHS secondary did make some strides last week when it had one interception

and four deflections a week after failing to register a stat in either category. Cornerbacks Martin Gough and Brett Meyer each had a deflection. “Brett broke real well on one pass and got toppled over, but he went for the pick,” says Turner. “That’s something we weren’t seeing in the first game.” The Beavers will need that kind of pass coverage against a Holcomb team that has thrown the ball 68 out of 100 plays in the first two games. In the five quarters that Tucker has played, he’s thrown the ball 41 times on 73 plays.


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himself. All coaches make mistakes. Championship coaches learn from them. “After watching the tape (of the Colby game) I felt I called a terrible game,” says O’Neil. “I’ll take part of the blame for the way we played offensively.” After the way the offense performed early in the game, O’Neil says he got too conservative in his play-calling. “I felt that was one of the worst games I’ve

called as a head coach,” he said afterwards. “As coaches, we have to do a better job of recognizing what our kids can do. The more games we play the more opportunities we have to understand their strengths and weaknesses.” Anyone who has spent any time around Coach O’Neil, or played for him, knows that he’s all about the team. If you aren’t a team player you aren’t going to last long in a program under O’Neil.

His comments establish that the “team” also includes the coaches. Everyone is responsible for a team’s success and everyone shares some responsibility when a team doesn’t perform as expected. That says a lot about O’Neil’s character and the fact that he is always looking within himself for ways to improve just as he looks for that same effort from his players. That shows a lot of class.


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Inconsistent Cats face SC girls Longhorn salvage one team in win at Leoti turmoil Texas’ beleaguered coach, Mack Brown, can’t be looking forward to Saturday’s game with Kansas State. by Since the Mac inception of Stevenson the Big 12 in 1996, Coach Bill Snyder has led K-State to a 7-2 record (1998 48-7, 1999 3517, 2002 14-17, 2003 2024, 2006 45-42, 2007 41-21, 2010 39-14, 2011 17-13, and 2012 42-24) against the proud Longhorns. K-State has won the last five. Texas has internal issues. Brown’s Longhorns were crushed by BYU (40-21) and Mississippi (44-23) in their last two games. Texas gave up 550 yards rushing to BYU and 272 to Ole Miss. With the talent available, those defensive statistics confirm there’s a lack of team cohesion and effort. And that goes back to the coaching. Kansas State is not as formidable as they were last season - not by a long shot. “We need to get a whole lot better real quick . . . real quick,” said Snyder. Snyder will likely go to running quarterback Daniel Sams against Texas. The Wildcats’ main weakness is defense. Snyder knows he needs to control the clock against Texas and the best way to do that is to run the ball right at the Longhorns’ pitiful defense. This game is more than difficult to predict. Texas is far superior in talent, but coaching is another matter. Don’t bet against Snyder in games he considers vital.

Show. Don’t Tell Since last season Kansas football fans have been told by the Jayhawks’ coaching staff how great BYU transfer QB Jake Heaps is. He was ineffective during the loss to Rice. Heaps is slow and no threat to run. He holds the ball too long when he does have time to pass and his short passing leaves much to be desired. In fairness, his receivers dropped five or six balls that were right on the money. But Jake Heaps is strictly one-dimensional. (See TURMOIL on page 25)

When you have a young team, inconsistent play is part of the growing process. The Scott Community High School volleyball team put their growing pains on full display at the Leoti quad on Tuesday where they salvaged a lone win against the host Indians. “We had our moments when we played well, but we also had a lot of moments when we really struggled,” noted head coach Jordan Dreiling. The Lady Beavers got off to a very strong start by taking the first game against Goodland before losing in three games - 2519, 19-25, 17-25. At times, the SCHS offense wasn’t running smoothly with setter Kelly Wycoff slowed by a knee injury. “She wasn’t getting to balls that we normally expect,” says Dreiling. After winning the opening game, Dreiling felt the team played too tentative, settling for tipped balls at the net rather than playing aggressive. “After we get blocked a couple of times we tend to back off and we need to get past that,” she said. A much improved Wichita County squad forced a tiebreaker before the Lady Beavers were able to escape with a win (25-22, 19-25, 25-11). “We aren’t good enough to expect any gimme games. Leoti played hard,” says Dreiling. “It was good to see the girls come back and dominate the final game.”

Rack cial form. At this point a couple other length measurements are taken and entered on the form but are not used toward the final score. •Next the number of points on each side are counted and recorded onto the form. •Each abnormal point is measured and recorded, which again does not figure into the final score. •Next the length of each main beam is measured and recorded. Rather than trying to hold his tape measure correctly along each beam, Robert stretched a lightweight flexible cable the length of each beam then measured the cable. •In the next step the length of each tine is measured and recorded individually. There are three columns on the form;

SCHS junior Kristi Faurot passes the ball during Tuesday’s action against Goodland. (Record Photo)

The Lady Beavers were swept by Lakin in the final match (17-25, 24-26). “We did a better job of getting the ball to Bailey in the final game,” Dreiling says. “It’s no secret that she’s our best hitter. We need to take advantage of that.” “Bailey did a great job of

placing shots into gaps in the defense. She also had some awesome blocks. That energized everyone. “Hopefully, we’ll get a chance to see them again.” This was the first time that the squad had run a 5-1 offense with Wycoff the only setter. Even with Wycoff not 100 per-

cent, Dreiling was pleased with the overall play. However, Dreiling is in search of another setter. “I’ll probably bring someone up from the JV squad for the Liberal tournament,” she said. “It’s a long day and a lot of matches. We can use the extra players on our bench.”

ence measurements for each individual side of the rack to get a subtotal. (This is where the mass of the antlers comes into play) From this subtotal, the total of the third (“difference”) column is DEDUCTED to acquire a final score. This is where the symmetry of the rack comes into play-the smaller the measurements in the difference column, the smaller the deduction. Three organizations in America sponsor big game record books; Boone and Crocket which recognizes trophies harvested by any legal means, Pope and Young which recognizes only archery trophies and National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA) which sponsors a Longhunter records

book for trophies harvested only by muzzle loading rifles. Official antler scorers become certified only after attending classes sponsored by these organizations, and official tape measures are used when scoring racks. Big antlers are magnificent, we have two sets on our wall, but try as I might, I can’t make them taste good on the grill! So this year, buy a deer tag, harvest a Kansas Whitetail deer (yes, even a doe) and take a kid deer hunting while you Explore Kansas Outdoors. By the way, my 12 point rack scored-132 points making it what’s known as a “130 class” deer.

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two columns for measurements from each side of the rack, and a third column for the difference in the measurements. As the tines from each side are measured, the difference in length between them is recorded in this third column. •Now the circumference of the main beam is measured in four different spots on each side of the rack and recorded in the first two columns on the form, and again, the difference in these circumferences is recorded in the “difference” column. The measurements are now all taken and the three columns on the form are totaled. •Finally the inside distance between the two main beams (the inside spread) is added to the total length and circumfer-

Steve can be contacted by email at stevegilliland@idkcom.net


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J.P. Harris (left) and Austin Thon assist each other as they catch a punt during Sunday’s YMCA tackle football action in Garden City. (Record Photo)

YMCA teams complete another Sunday sweep a 12-0 win over Leoti. Scott City didn’t get on the scoreboard until late in the first half after stopping Leoti on downs at the nine yard line. Scott City needed just three plays to cover 41 yards, capped by a 19 yard TD run by Kale Wheeler. Wheeler added a 16 yard scoring run in the third period when he broke two tackles at the line of scrimmage. Western State Bank/ Faurot Ag Services/SC Record (1-0) had a bye last week. AI Blanks Leoti All teams will return American Implement/ Fairleigh has Shutout Seminole Energy (2-0) to action on Sunday in The Fairleigh Feedyard/ remained undefeated with Garden City. Parker Gooden had three touchdown runs of 13, 37 and 25 yards as First National Bank/ Security State Bank (2-0) cruised to a 30-6 win over Commerce Bank on Sunday. Scott City jumped out to an 8-0 lead on Kaden Wren’s 16 yard scoring run in the fifth/sixth grade division. Following a fumble recovery by Scott City, Gooden scored the first of his touchdowns and added a 37 yard punt return before halftime.

Zoetis (2-0) team relied on their defense for a 13-0 win over RT Sporting Goods in the third/fourth grade division. J.P. Harris put Fairleigh on the scoreboard with a 37 yard punt return in the second quarter that gave Scott City a 6-0 lead. Scott City gained some breathing room in the fourth quarter when Stryder Sowers capped a short drive with a one yard run. Carson Faurot added the PAT run.

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Colby was able to capitalize on some sloppy special teams play and a couple of mistakes to keep the game interesting for the first half. Following Scott City’s second TD, Colby returned the kickoff to their own 47 and on the next play completed a 53 yard scoring pass that cut the lead to 14-6. Two possessions later, the Beavers were at their own 36 following a punt when O’Neil tossed a pass into the flats to senior wideout Chris Pounds who was hit immediately, knocking the ball loose. The officials never signaled the play was dead, however, and the Eagles returned the loose ball 38 yards to make it a 14-12 game. “When you look at the play on film you can see that (Chris) doesn’t have possession. But it’s a bang-bang play and the call went the other way,” says Coach O’Neil. The turnover was part of a frustrating night for the Beavers that saw them lose three of six fumbles and one interception. Scott City’s second fumble of the night followed a fake punt in which O’Neil connected with Yager for an 18 yard gain to the Colby 33, only to give the ball up at the end of the play. Coach O’Neil dismissed the wet conditions as a major factor behind

several dropped passes and the turnovers. “We had a terrible week of practice. We had one decent practice in four days and when that happens you probably aren’t going to play very well on Friday,” says Coach O’Neil. Find Running Game The coaching staff got the attention of the Beavers at halftime and the result was a pair of touchdown drives in the third quarter covering 56 and 68 yards. SCHS had 94 yards rushing in the period after gaining just 34 yards on the ground in the first half. SCHS took the opening kickoff of the half and on the second play senior runningback Martin Gough broke off a 29 yard run. Pounds added a 12 yard reception during the seven play drive that ended with a one yard run up the middle by O’Neil. After stopping the Eagles on fourth down at their own 32 yard line, the Beavers put together their longest drive of the night - 11 plays and 4:32 - that saw Yager gaining 24 yards on the first play. O’Neil would later roll to his right side for an 11 yard gain to the two yard line where Banda scored on the next play that gave Scott City a 28-12 cushion. Two lost fumbles and an interception kept the

Turmoil There will be no quick turnaround in the Kansas football program. Losing to Rice was a disaster. Everything about KU’s offense was - to put it as kindly as possible - substandard. The offensive line was pitiful; their run blocking and pass blocking were far below the necessary efficiency. Rice isn’t a poor team, but they aren’t world beaters either. KU’s offense has no deception, often using just one runningback. When the defense knows that Heaps can’t run, they can focus on the lone RB. And the play calling was disappointing. It lacked imagination. If

SCHS senior runningback Martin Gough tries to slip away from a tackler during Friday’s action against Colby. (Record Photo)

Beavers from putting together any kind of offensive threat in the fourth quarter. The SCHS defense was able to keep Colby out of the end zone even though two fumbles just 11 seconds apart gave the Eagles excellent starting field po-

sition at the Beavers’ 38 and 16 yard line. The first scoring opportunity quickly ended on an interception by O’Neil at the Scott City 14. The second Colby opportunity was stopped on downs at the SCHS nine. Colby had one final op-

portunity to cut into the lead when they took over at the SCHS 36 following a punt with just 2:12 remaining, but Scott City forced a fumble three plays later. Despite the lack of a running game in the first half, SCHS finished with

295 yards of total offense 130 rushing and 165 passing. Banda led the running game with 54 yards on 17 carries. The defense limited Colby to 141 total yards. “The defense played better this week, but there’s still a lot to correct,” says Coach O’Neil.

gram and it’s going to be difficult for the team and fans to regain the necessary enthusiasm.

Hunt’s hiring of Coach Andy Reid and GM John Dorsey proves it once again. The improvement of the Kansas City Chiefs is amazing indeed. There’s no resemblance to last season’s dismal ball club. KC is off to a 2-0 start after their thrilling 17-16

win over Dallas last Sunday. The Chiefs entire team is better, but the defense has been exceptional in the first two games. Coach Reid has a young team learning new systems on both offense and defense. If they can stay healthy, KC will get better and better.

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Weis insists on calling the plays, he should do it from the press box where he can see what’s going on. The pass receivers showed no improvement in their second game. Teams are supposed to show the most progress between the first and second games. If that old coaching adage is true, the Jayhawks are in trouble again. Coach Weis had better find a replacement for TE Jimmay Mundine on passing downs. In the first two games, he’s dropped at least four passes that hit him right on the numbers. Rice blocked a punt late in the game and that proved costly. The same thing happened in the

South Dakota game and there’s no excuse for that type of mistake. Ironically, the Jayhawks’ defense played excellent football. Heaps threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown in the first half and that was Rice’s only TD until late in the fourth quarter, when the game had already been decided. KU’s great effort on defense went unrewarded. Kansas could have gone into this week’s home game against Louisiana Tech riding a wave of momentum, but it didn’t come close to happening. The loss to Rice was deflating to all connected to the KU football pro-

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in full bloom

Nothing ordinary about Kalbach’s success growing flowers in Western Kansas

Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary is just one thing that sets Galen Kalbach apart from most floral designers. Doing so without the benefit of a greenhouse, under the harsh and often times unforgiving conditions that are typical in Western Kansas, is testament to Kalbach’s knowledge and patience. The owner of Flora de Lune in northeastern Wichita County, Kalbach’s garden is rich in colors and flowers that require an extraordinary amount of TLC. “The last three years have been very difficult,” says Kalbach. “The water hardly ever shuts off.” That means keeping plenty of moisture on the plants themselves and not just feeding the roots. “Plants like to be wet, too,” he says. “I don’t have to worry about mildew. It almost never happens here.” Keeping moisture on the plants is essential because the hot, dry winds will fade leaves and petals. They will get sunburned and wind-burned. There’s no debating Kalbach’s success. He is always looking for new and unusual varieties of flowers that will become part of the fresh arrangements he sells at an open market each weekend in the Denver area and which will also be available at Whimmydiddle in Scott City. Between July 1 and October 1, Kalbach can be found each weekend in Colorado. In May and October he’s selling fresh flowers and dried arrangements at arts and craft fairs. “Most people like to buy what I grow because they don’t see them in the supermarkets very much, like the straw flowers and leucanthas. And my gladioli are more lush,” he says. He will only pick flowers a day or two before selling them, compared to flowers in most stores which are often times about four days old. “I’ll tell people my flowers will last a week or 10 days. But I often hear they lasted three weeks and people are surprised. That brings return customers,” he says. “People will come back to me and tell me how much they loved an arrangement. That makes my day.” The huge flower garden south of Kalbach’s farm home is filled with a variety of flowers and colors despite the harsh summer weather. Yarrows, Celosia, Echinacea and several varieties of gladioli can be picked fresh as needed. An attention-getter among visitors to the farm are the brown Terracotta sunflowers that Kalbach has been growing for three years. “They are very popular because they’re never seen in stores - only the yellow ones,” Kalbach says. “Insects like the yellow ones a lot more, so I quit growing them.” Likewise this is also the third year he’s been growing Echinaceas, which come in about six different colors. While Kalbach is always on the watch for new flower varieties, he’s not afraid to take the ordinary and make it part of his floral arrangements. Flowering cabbage, for example, is new on the market as a cut flower. (See BLOOM on page 36)

(Clockwise, from top) Betty LaToush of the Scott County Flower Club takes photos of the Terracotta sunflowers (above) on the Galen Kalbach farm. Kalbach points out the different flower varieties to flower club members. Flowering cabbages in Kalbach’s garden. The bright, yellow yarrow. (Record Photos)


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Governor’s farm, ranch tour stops in Scott, Lane counties

Kansas Farm Bureau’s 37th Governor’s Farm and Ranch Tour featured stops in Scott, Lane, Ness and Rush counties on Wednesday. Since 1975, the tour has given Kansas governors, lawmakers, cabinet secretaries and staff a hands-on opportunity to see and experience Kansas agriculture, meet farmers and ranchers on their own operations and discuss policy issues. At the Farris farm in Lane County, Gov. Sam Brownback saw demonstrations of the benefits of no-till farming. Until some recent rains, the area has suffered one of the worst droughts in decades, and the benefits of moisture retention and promotion of root growth were evident in soil samples from area no-till farms. In Ness County, Brownback visited the Vogel farm to talk with young producers about the challenges of entering the profession and hear their concerns about taxes, healthcare and schools. The Brady farm in Rush County was the setting for a discussion of opportunities for expansion of Kansas agriculture and how it could impact rural populations. Dairy operation owners and city and county commissioners stressed the need for a positive business climate, reasonable regulations, and assurance of a labor force.

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Corn exports: U.S. farm policies that did not deliver by Daryll Ray and Harwood Schaffer

Corn is, without a doubt, the most important crop grown by US farmers and yet for the 2012 crop year U.S. corn exports are projected to be a paltry 715 million bushels - the lowest level since 1970. In addition, for the first time since 1970, wheat exports exceeded corn exports.

The short explanation for this situation lays blame on a severe drought in the major corn production areas in the U.S. The longer explanation is a bit more complicated than that. The drought is just part of a larger story that has played out over the last half-century. In 1960, U.S. corn production was just under four billion bushels, nearly the same as non-U.S.

corn production. By 2010, corn production had tripled to 12.5 billion bushels before falling to 10.8 billion bushels in 2012. During that same period, non-U.S. corn production increased to 20.3 billion bushels. While both U.S. and non-U.S. yields tripled between 1960 and 2010, U.S. harvested acres increased by 25 percent. At the same time, non-

U.S. corn harvested acres increased by 90 percent, accounting for all of the gain in production, relative to the U.S. World corn exports as a percent of domestic consumption was 7.2 percent in 1960. By 1975 world exports had jumped to over 16 percent of domestic consumption and remained above that (See EXPORTS on page 30)

Will COOL benefits outweigh costs? The requirement of more specific countryof-origin labels, a ruling upheld recently in U.S. district court, could mean that more information will be available for meat consumers to make purchasing decisions, but also could lead to economic loss for the U.S. meat industry and its trading

partners. On Sept. 11, a U.S. district judge refused to stop the government from requiring more specific labels on beef, pork, poultry and lamb products sold in stores. The ruling was a win for advocates of mandatory country-oforigin labeling (COOL) policy and a loss to U.S.

meat packers and others wanting to abolish the policy, who view COOL as a low benefit, high cost scenario. COOL, a controversial U.S. food and agricultural labeling policy, has been in limbo since its mandatory implementation in 2009. The policy requires that most fresh foods,

including meat, indicate the country or countries where the product was born, grown, raised and slaughtered on the product’s label. Not long after the mandatory implementation, Canada and Mexico approached the World Trade Organization (See COOL on page 29)

USDA projects a record corn crop The projected U.S. corn crop at mid-September, at 13.8 billion bushels, is up 80 million bushels from the August estimate and more than three billion bushels more than last year’s crop. The projection is based on an average yield esti-

Deadline for aerial maps, acreage data Scott County farm operators should begin requesting their 2014 farmland aerial maps from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to initiate completion of acreage reports. Aerial photos are used for documenting the crops, field boundaries, acreages and planting dates. These maps are then submitted to the FSA. Farm operators are encouraged to call the Scott County FSA at (620) 872-3230 to request aerial maps or to set an appointment for acreage reporting. Acreage reports for wheat and other small grain acres should be initiated immediately after planting on the farm is complete. The deadline to report 2014 small grains is Dec. 15, 2013. Certification of acreage devoted to perennial forage, such as clover, alfalfa and native grass must be reported by November 15.

Ag Calendar Sept. 26: Beef Stocker Field Day at Manhattan, www.KSUbeef.org or call (785) 532-5427. Oct. 8: Ag Lenders Conference at Garden City, (785) 532-1504.

mate of 155.3 bushels per acre, compared to last year’s average yield of 123.4 bushels per acre. Higher yields for the Central Plains and across the South more than offset yield reductions for Iowa and North Dakota. The USDA also raised

its estimate for sorghum production significantly, from 359 million bushels last month to 396 million bushels in the September report, with the yield estimate up from 59 to 65 bushels per acre. Last year’s sorghum production was 247 mil-

lion bushels. Corn supplies for the 2013-14 crop year are projected to be 18 million bushels higher than a month ago due to increased production, but projected imports are beomg reduced five million bushels and begin-

sUAS is the future of precision agriculture When technology and agriculture collide, the outcome is often astonishing. A t Wheat Scoop Kansas Bill Spiegel S t a t e communications director UniverKansas Wheat sity’s recent Agronomy Field Day, the featured technology; small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, astounded attendees. With what at first glance appears to be a toy remote-control airplane, researchers at K-State are able to take photos of field crops. This data allows them to better understand and analyze plant health. Through 3-D image creation accurate up to one centimeter, researchers are now able to determine how to manage individual parts of a field for more efficient production. Kevin Price, K-State Agronomy and Geography leader in sUAS research said, “The bird’s eye view allows you to see things you could never see from the ground.” This technology, which uses a variety of spectral data, has potential for several agricultural uses, including: early-generation crop breeding line evaluations, quick and widescale scouting of croplands for crop conditions and weed densities, grassland conditions and production evaluation, detection of noxious weeds and detection of blue green algae blooms in ponds and reservoirs. By combining light and imaging techniques with sUAS, researchers

are able to get a better picture of plant health. This allows them to identify problems in the plant before the human eye is able to see them. In the future this will lead to earlier and more precise applications of crop management strategies. The technology and data collection segment of this industry is being mostly utilized by researchers, as there is still much more to come before it can be widely used by farmers. It is essential that basic software is developed to assist in turning the data collected by these aircrafts, into information. “You can’t use just raw data for farm management,” Price said. The only software commercially available designed for interpretation of sUAS data is AgPixel. Still in its early stages, AgPixel may be the next software in the hands of producers applying precision agriculture techniques to their operations. K-State’s goal is to develop software that can be easily used by producers and agronomists to assist in management decisions on the farm. The Ag Eagle, a small sUAS plane, is being produced as a product of the research conducted at K-State. “This is the coolest thing I have worked on in my entire career,” said Price. In order to safely and legally use sUAS, producers will have to comply with Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations. (See FUTURE on page 29)

ning stocks are down 58 million bushels on lower imports and higher use projections for the current crop. Projected corn use for 2013-14 is unchanged and the report projects ending stocks for the 201314 crop year at 1.85 bil-

lion bushels, 18 million bushels higher than last month’s estimate. Ending stocks for the 2012-13 crop year are estimated at 661 million bushels. The agency dropped its estimate for season aver(See CORN on page 30)

Market Report Closing prices on September 18, 2013 Winona Feed and Grain Bartlett Grain Wheat.................. $ 6.78 Wheat.................. $ 6.78 White wheat ....... $ 7.08 White Wheat ....... $ 7.08 Milo .................... $ 4.59 Milo (bu.)............. $ 4.59 Corn ................... $ 4.71 Corn.................... $ 4.71 Scott City Cooperative Wheat.................. $ 6.78 White Wheat ....... $ 7.08 Milo (bu.)............. $ 4.59 Corn.................... $ 4.71 Soybeans ........... $ 13.23 Sunflowers.......... $ 17.65 ADM Grain Wheat.................. Milo (bu.)............. Corn.................... Soybeans............ Sunflowers.......... Royal Beef Corn.................... Milo ....................

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KSU climate program gains national recognition

An increased investment in climate research and climate/weather data management at Kansas State University has paid off with national recognition for the program. The Department of Agronomy recently achieved the American Association of State Climatologists Recognized State Climate Office (ARSCO), designation, according to Gary Pierzynski, agronomy

department head and professor. This represents an important milestone. “The demand for climate-related research and education is increasing, and we are committed to providing the best possible information for Kansas, the Central Plains region, and on a national and global scale,” Pierzynski said. “In addition to work on climate change issues, climate research will

Higher wheat imports raise 2013-14 ending stocks

Aerial camera, software analyze crop conditions

Projected U.S. wheat supplies for 2013-14 have been raised 10 million bushels with higher expected imports from a larger wheat crop in Canada. Hard red spring (HRS) wheat imports are raised 10 million bushels and durum imports are raised five million bushels. That is partly offsetting a five million bushel reduction in projected soft red winter wheat imports. Food use is raised 10 million bushels for HRS wheat and lowered 10 million bushels for hard red winter (HRW) wheat. The projected range for the 2013-14 seasonaverage farm price is narrowed 10 cents on each end of the range to $6.50 to $7.50 per bushel, well below the 2012-13 record of $7.77 per bushel. U.S. wheat export prospects are unchanged, while European Union and Canadian exports are on the rise.

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The FAA is expected to approve commercial use in the next few years. It is anticipated that in the future farmers will have to pass a ground school flying test in order to use sUAS on their operation. The benefits of sUAS extend far beyond the farm gate. Kansas is one of the top 10 states predicted to see significant economic value and job creation with the introduction of sUAS. In a report from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, Kansas is ranked No. 7, with a total projected economic impact of $2.941 billion and an estimated 3,716 jobs created between 2015 and 2025.

German engineers are testing a hyperspectral camera, using information collected across the electromagnetic spectrum to “look inside” crops and analyze data unavailable to the naked eye. The information is collected by the camera attached to the bottom of an airplane’s wing. Once images of a field are captured, special software scans the crop’s biochemical composition, revealing information about every essential part of the plant. According to the Center for Space Research at the University of Texas at Austin, hyperspectral remote sensing combines imaging and spectroscopy in a single system. It’s most widely used by geologists for the mapping of minerals. Using the system, researchers can analyze a

COOL (WTO) to challenge COOL, as the countries believed the law hindered trade with the United States and violated the North American Free Trade Agreement. The WTO sided with Canada and Mexico, which led to the United States revising its COOL policy last May. The revised policy requires packers to list individually the countries where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered. For instance, a revised label on a package of beef sirloin steak might state, “Born in Mexico, raised and slaughtered in the United States.” Before, the label for that same product more simply read, “Product of Mexico and the United States.” “More segregation (in the labels) will lead to more cost,” said Glynn Tonsor, associate professor of agricultural economics at Kansas State University. Tonsor studied consumer demand impact of mandatory COOL on meat products and found that the typical U.S. consumer was unaware of COOL and that COOL implementation did not change consumer demand for beef steak, chicken breast or pork chop products. More specificity on the

help improve irrigation scheduling and water use efficiency in Kansas,” he added. One of the keys to attaining ARSCO designation was the recent hiring of Xiaomao Lin as state climatologist and assistant professor in the department of agronomy, Pierzynski explained. Lin brings the research credentials needed for the program to achieve ARSCO status.

As the state climatologist, Lin will be involved in gathering, organizing and reporting agricultural climate data for Kansas. His current and future research will involve investigating the atmospheric mechanisms related to drought in Western Kansas and interpreting extreme events from a climate perspective. This is in line with the kind of work he had been involved with in his pre-

A camera attached to the bottom of an aircraft wing collects crop information.

field and modify cultivation to maximize yield. “Every molecule absorbs light in a very specific wavelength range,” explains project manager Prof. Udo Seiffert. “The camera chip we use covers a large area of the relevant wavelength spectrum and, together with appropriate software, is able to scan the biochemical composition of every

single recorded pixel precisely.” The technology could be increasingly useful as farmers dealing with dry summers and adverse weather conditions. The system can detect diseases such as fungal infections before the plant displays symptoms and photos can determine the source of the infection in a field quickly.

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labels, Tonsor said, could strengthen the problem Canada and Mexico faced initially and further discriminate against imported livestock. The U.S. meat industry could also take more of a financial hit. Tonsor said packers could more directly see added costs, as more specific labeling would require more bookkeeping and ensuring that all meat in each package, other than ground meat, came from the same source and was marked correctly.

Cow-calf producers could also bear some of the added cost indirectly in their calves. Added costs, down the value chain, could negatively affect consumers’ wallets as well. “Anything that adds cost in the value chain can cause an economic drain,” Tonsor said. It is unclear if or how the WTO will intercede as this moves forward, but Tonsor said this is a multiyear process that was not completely resolved from this recent ruling.

vious position with the University of NebraskaLincoln. KSU also established an advisory board for the new climate program. This board consists of representatives from the Kansas Water Office, Ground Water Management Districts, crop consulting companies, faculty and producer organizations. All state ARSCO programs in the country are expected to engage in a

variety of activities and services that include one or more of the following: •Coordinate and collect weather observations for the purpose of climate monitoring. •Summarize and disseminate weather and climate information. •Demonstrate the value of climate information in the decision making process. •Conduct climate research, diagnosis, and projections.


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Never take availability of water for granted at 53.5 billion gallons a day followed by public use via public water systems or private household wells (combined total of 18.3 billion gallons per day). Greater efficiency in either of these areas can lead to considerable savings. Research on waterefficient and droughtresistant crops continues to be an important focus at bio-science companies and universities, with the goal of developing plant varieties capable of producing high yields despite reduced water conditions. As crops that can flour-

Cyndie Sirekis American Farm Bureau

It’s natural to take it for granted, but water is something no one - whether residing in a bustling city or a small rural community - can live without. Americans are the largest water users, per capita, in the world. In terms of groundwater, we use 79.6 billion gallons per day. That’s the equivalent of 2,923 12-oz. cans for every man, woman and child in the nation. Agricultural irrigation is the largest user of groundwater in America

Exports level until 1982 when it fell to 14 percent. In the years since 1982, corn exports relative to domestic consumption have remained below 16 percent, falling to 10.7 percent in 2012. At 275 million bushels in 1960, US exports were an almost half of world corn exports. In 1972, US corn exports jumped to 77.9 percent of world corn exports and remained above 70 percent for 16 of the next 23 years. In five of those years, the US share of world corn exports exceeded 80 percent, including 1995. With the drought in 2012, it was the non-US exports that stood at 80 percent, a level unseen in the preceding 52 years. The 1970s was a time

Corn age farm price for corn by five cents per bushel to $4.40 to $5.20 for the 2013-14 crop year. That compares with an estimated average of $6.90 per bushel for the current crop. Soybean production is projected at 3.149 billion bushels, down 106 million from last month’s estimate due to lower yield

ish on less water become readily available to farmers, the demand for water for irrigation will decline. Another way of looking at it is that as agriculture becomes increasingly efficient, more food, fuel and fiber can be produced on less land. Household Use At the household level, the greatest amount of water used inside the home occurs in the bathroom. The remainder of indoor water use is divided between clothes washing and kitchen use, including dish washing, accord-

ing to the Environmental Protection Agency. If you’re wondering how much water your household uses, a free online calculator developed by the National Ground Water Association can help you figure it out. An emerging concern in recent years is the occurrence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in water. Much research remains to be done to assess the health risks of trace amounts of these items. Alternative disposal strategies for these substances, other than flush-

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of unprecedented growth in US corn exports. Growth continued into in the early 1980s, but fell sharply in the mid-1980s. While the US share of world corn exports was relatively high off-and-on over part of the period after the mid-1980s, there has been no upward trend in US corn exports during the last 28 years. Non-US corn exports on the other hand have expanded greatly, reaching one billion bushels in 1999 and hitting three billion bushels in both 2011 and 2012. In 2012, for the first time, the US was not the world’s largest exporter of corn, falling to third behind Brazil and Argentina. As recently as 1998, Brazil exported just

315,000 bushels, compared to 965 million bushels in 2012. Clearly, corn production and exports are subject to long-term trends. For production, the trend has been decidedly upward in the US and elsewhere in the world. Increases in technology and the rate of adoption of new technologies have the potential to keep this trend going. So what does all this tell us? Beginning with the 1985 Farm Bill, the US has pursued policies thought to be consistent with getting grain exports - corn exports specifically - back on an upward trend similar to the 1970s. Those efforts have been doomed to failure in large measure by the steady increase in

corn acreage in the rest of the world. Furthermore, additional future increases in worldwide corn acreages will be coming from places like Brazil, not the US. Also, the rate of increase in non-US corn yields may well accelerate in the future. The US will continue to be an important player in the corn export market. But declarations and farm policies predicated on the expectation that corn exports will be the primary driver for a prosperous US agriculture are no more likely to deliver in the future than they have over the last nearly three decades. Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, University of Tennessee

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prospects, especially in the western Corn Belt. The soybean yield is forecast at 41.2 bushels per acre, up from 39.6 bushels last year. The 2013 forecast for total red meat and poultry production is raised from last month. Beef production is raised on greater cow and bull slaughter. Total beef production

continues to decline yearover year, however. For 2014, the report estimates U.S. beef production at 24.1 billion pounds, down from 25.6 billion this year and 25.9 billion in 2012. The report projects an average fed-steer price this year at $123 to $126/ cwt. and next year at $126 to $136.

The pork production forecast for 2013 is raised from last month as lower hog slaughter in the second half is more than offset by heavier average carcass weights. The report estimates 2014 pork production at 24.1 billion pounds compared with 23.4 billion this year and 23.2 billion in 2012.

Export forecast is higher for beef

Growing popularity of U.S. beef in Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan has resulted in higher exports this year. U.S. beef exports through the end of July are 139 million pounds higher than the same period from the previous year. Shipments to Japan have surged this year since import restrictions were relaxed in February to allow for imports of U.S. beef from cattle aged less than 30 months. Higher trade has led the USDA to increase its total beef export forecast to 2.41 billion pounds in 2013. Although exports through July are three percent higher than the previous year, exports are forecasted to fall 4.5 percent to 2.3 billion pounds in 2014. Drought conditions in Mexico over the past Support Your Hometown Merchants

2-1/2 years pushed a lot of cattle into the U.S., however the country’s herd liquidation rate is slowing and U.S. cattle imports are expected to decrease during the remaining months in 2013 and next year. The USDA’s Economic Research Service is forecasting lower cattle import numbers for the

remainder of this year and next year, reducing this year’s total to 1.9 million head. Expectations for 2014 are above the 2013 total, but lower than the previous forecast. The ERS is forecasting 2014 cattle imports to reach 1.95 million head. Cattle imports from

Canada have surpassed 600,000 head through the end of July. Higher feed costs in Canada and better feeder cattle prices in the U.S. have pushed cattle across the border.

ing or washing down sink drains, are increasingly being advocated. Participating in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Take-Back Initiative for prescription drugs, to be held on Oct. 26, is one option to consider.

are: micro-organisms (i.e., bacteria, viruses and parasites; these tend to be more common in shallow groundwater); radionuclides (i.e., radium, radon and uranium); and heavy metals (i.e., arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead and selenium). It is up to private well owners to make sure their water is safe. Wellowner. org is a concise, online one-stop resource on private water well systems and groundwater.

Private Wells If you depend on a private well for water, keep in mind that the chemistry of groundwater flowing into a well reflects what’s in the environment. Examples of naturally Cyndie Sirekis is director of occurring substances that news service at the American can present health risks Farm Bureau Federation


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Temperature rise would cut wheat yields Any producer will tell you, growing a healthy, high-yielding wheat crop takes skill and hard work. Quality drought-tolerant varieties that are resistant to pests and disease are important. And cooperation from Mother Nature in terms of temperature and precipitation doesn’t hurt, either. To quantify the impact of genetic improvement in wheat, disease and climate change over a 26-year period, a team

of researchers at Kansas State University examined wheat variety yield data from Kansas performance tests, along with location-specific weather and disease data. Their results showed that from 1985 through 2011, wheat breeding programs boosted average wheat yields by 13 bushels per acre, or 0.51 bushel each year, for a total increase of 26 percent. Simulations also found that a 1.8 degree increase

in projected mean temperature was found to decrease wheat yields by 10.64 bushels per acre - or nearly 21 percent. “Kansas wheat producers are challenged by weather, pests and disease,” said Andrew Barkley professor of agricultural economics and lead researcher of a multi-disciplinary team that included agronomists and plant pathologists. “Fortunately, the Kansas

wheat breeding program produces new varieties of wheat that increase yields over time. “Given weather trends in recent years, climate change is expected to increase temperatures, and this is likely to lower wheat yields in Kansas,” Barkley said. “Diseases such as fungi and viruses can attack wheat and lower yields. This research quantifies the impact of weather, diseases and new wheat varieties on yields.

Beginning farmers overcome barriers with web, crowd funding Young and beginning farmers with plans of establishing a new farm are using Internet tools to clear the obstacles that would otherwise make the lifelong career unattainable. A 2011 study by the National Young Farmer’s Coalition found that access to capital, access to land and health insurance are the top three obstacles facing new farmers. Record high land prices paired with other equipment and supply startup costs equate to a significant FSA loan application that can max out at $300,000. Secretary of Agri-

culture, Tom Vilsack, has identified the need for more young farmers as the national farm population has fallen from above six million in 1910 to around two million. Side-stepping the bank applications, some beginning farmers are entering the industry by starting small and using crowd funding websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to expand their operations. Crowd funding sites focus on helping artistic and technological projects generate enough capital to complete production. Campaigns will often reward investors with a copy of the final product.

Kickstarter’s website claims more than 4.7 million people have contributed more than $769 million to fund over 47,000 creative projects since April 28, 2009. Projects range from films, games and music to design and new technology. Although Kickstarter isn’t intended for agricultural businesses, new farmers are taking advantage of the opportunity. Paul Greive used Kickstarter to raise more than $40,000 to expand his California farm from 1,000 free-range chickens and 80 grass-fed lambs. Greive is using the campaign money to lease 200

acres where he can add grass-fed beef, free-range ducks and turkeys. There are currently over 600 crowd funding campaigns related to farming including dairies, chicken coops and organic operations. In exchange for the investment, farmers benefitting from crowd funding offer investors T-shirts, farm tours or even products from the farm. “It’s been an unbelievable marketing opportunity,” Greive said. “Going into it, we knew that even if we didn’t meet our (funding) goal, we would still benefit from trying crowd funding.”

So far, genetic improvement has allowed wheat yields to increase significantly over time, but there are challenges ahead to keep up with potential increases in temperature.” The study, funded by the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, is the first to quantify all of these impacts (climate change, disease and genetic improvement) using a unique data set, and state-of-the-art statistical methods, Barkley said.

The results update and expand previous research to identify and quantify the impact of the Kansas wheat breeding program. From Tribune in the western part of the state to Ottawa in the east, and Parsons in the south to Belleville in the north, the data came from 11 locations across the state. All yield data are for dryland (non-irrigated) hard red winter wheat, including 245 varieties.

‘Average’ year for cloud seeding in GWMD No. 1 The 2013 operational season officially ended on Sept. 15 for the Western Kansas Weather Modification Program. Flight numbers and seeding days (32) were much higher than last year when there were only 18 seeding days. The average number of seeding days per year since 2003 was 33. Precipitation totals since the start of the year are better than the same period in 2012. However, the majority of the area is still within a moisture deficit while portions of southern Scott and much of Lane County show a yearly surplus. So far, there has been only one significant wet period within the target area this year which came from around middle July and persisted until mid August.


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PC Cleaning Services, Inc. We'll clean your home, business or do remodeling clean-up Available seven days a week! Paul Cramer, Owner

620-290-2410

LM Wild Animal Eviction Service Control, capture and removal of nuisance animals.

out ! Coyotes, pigeons, Let’s BOOcT ters it r ky s e p m e h raccoons, skunks, t snakes, rabbits and more.

Lee Mazanec (620) 874-5238

lmwildanimaleviction@gmail.com

Gene’s Appliance Over 200 appliances in stock! COMPARE OUR PRICES!

We have Reverse Osmosis units in stock. Remember us for parts in stock for all brands of all appliances. Sales and Service Days • Mon. - Sat. Deliveries • Mon.-Sat.

Largest Frigidaire appliance dealer in Western Ks. 508 Madison • Scott City • 872-3686

Networktronic, Inc.

Computer Sales, Service and Repair

Brent Rogers

Sales Consultant b.rogers@officesolutionsinc.biz

Custom computers! Networking solutions! Mon. - Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 402 S. Main, Scott City • 872-1300

Office (620) 276-3131 Toll Free 1-800-794-9052 Cell (620) 874-0014 Fax (620) 276-8876 1007 N. 8th, Garden City, KS 67846 www.officesolutionsinc.biz All Under One Roof

Revcom Electronics

Your RadioShack Dealer Two-way Radio Sales & Service Locally owned and operated since 1990

1104 Main • Scott City • 872-2625

Services

Fur-Fection

Dining

C-Mor-Butz BBQ

Barbecue, the only sport where a fat bald man is a GOD...

& Catering

Kyle Lausch 620-872-4209

Kansas Classifieds Ad Network

The classified ads below are appearing in 147 Kansas newspapers with a total circulation of 500,000 the classified display ads appear in 142 Kansas newspapers with a total circulation of 457,000. KCAN line ad is $300 for up to 25 words and $12 each additional word. A 2x2 display ad is $800 per insertion and a 2x4 display ad is $1,650 per insertion. To find out more, contact The Scott County Record at 872-2090.

For Sale

Truck Driving

HAPPY JACK SKIN BALM. Stops scratching and gnawing. Promotes healing and hair growth on dogs and cats suffering from grass and flea allergies without steroids. Orscheln Farm and Home. www.happyjackinc.com.

ARE YOU A 45-79-yearold woman who developed diabetes while on Lipitor? If you used Lipitor between December 1996 and the present and were diagnosed with diabetes while taking Lipitor, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Charles H. Johnson Law, toll-free, 1-800-535-5727.

TRANSFER DRIVERS. Need CDL A or B contract drivers to relocate vehicles from local body plants to various locations throughout US. No forced dispatch. Call 1-800-5013783. ––––––––––––––––––––– PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE. OTR drivers. APU equipped PrePass EZ-pass passenger policy. 2012 and newer equipment. 100% notouch. Butler Transport, 1-800-528-7825. ––––––––––––––––––––– TRAINING. Class ACDL. Train and work for us. Professional and focused CDL training available. Choose between company driver, owner/ operator, lease operator or lease trainer. (877) 3697885. www.centraltruckdrivingjobs.com. ––––––––––––––––––––– EXPERIENCED FLATBED drivers. Regional opportunities now open with plenty of freight and great pay. 800-277-0212 or primeinc.com. ––––––––––––––––––––– TRANSPORT AMERICA has dedicated and regional openings. Variety of home-time options. Good miles and earnings. Enjoy Transport America’s great driver experience. TAdrivers.com or 866-204-0648. ––––––––––––––––––––– EXPERIENCED DRIVERS or driving school graduates to deliver our product to our dealer network. Great Plains Trucking is a subsidiary of privately owned Great Plains Manufacturing, Salina. We offer excellent compensation, benefits and hometime. Please contact Brett at brettw@gptrucking.com or 785-823-2261.

Real Estate

Gun Show

BRANSON MISSOURI foreclosures: Maintenance free, great location, perfect second home. 1, 2, 3 bedroom condos off Hwy. 76. Starting at $69,500. For info packet: 417-243-2210; dfast@ bransonUSArealty.com

GUN SHOW. Sept. 2122. Sat., 9:00-5:00; Sun., 9:00-4:00. Cessna Activity Center, Wichita (2744 George Washington Blvd.) Buy-Sell-Trade. For info: (563) 927-8176.

Education HEAVY EQUIPMENT operator training. Three weeks, hands-on program. Bulldozers, backhoes, excavators. Lifetime job placement assistance. National certifications. GI Bill benefits eligible! 1-866-362-6497. –––––––––––––––––––– ATTEND COLLEGE ON-LINE from home. Medical. Business. Criminal Justice. Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-220-3977. www.CenturaOnline.com.

Help Wanted NOW HIRING. Truck driving school instructors. JOIN CRST’s brand new training school in Cedar Rapids, Ia. Relocation assistance provided. Call 866-397-7407; email: sandersen@crst.com.

Legal Aid

Bryan Mulligan & Chris Price 620-874-8301 & 620-874-1285

www.cmorbutzbbq.com • cmorbutzbbq@gmail.com

District 11 AA Meetings

Scott City

Unity and Hope Mon., Wed. and Fri. • 8:00 p.m.

Berning Auction “Don’t Trust Your Auction to Just Anyone”

For all your auction needs call:

(620) 375-4130

Russell Berning Box Q • Leoti

Northend Disposal A garbologist company. Scott City • 872-1223 • 1-800-303-3371

807 Kingsley Last Sat., Birthday Night, 6:30 p.m. All open meetings, 874-8207 • 874-8118

Tuesday • 8:30 p.m. United Methodist Church, 412 College A.A. • Al-Anon, 872-3137 • 872-3343

Dighton

Thursday • 8:30 p.m. 535 Wichita St. All open meetings, 397-5679 • 397-2647

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Classifieds

The Scott County Record • Page 34 • Thursday, September 19, 2013

Buy, sell, trade, one call does it all 872-2090 ot fax 872-0009

NEW ON MARKET 2+1 bedroom, 2 bath, metal roof, large detached garage, beautiful front porch, lots of extras. Must see to appreciate!!!

Business

Rentals

Agriculture

INDIVIDUAL OFFICE SUITES from one to four rooms available for lease. Leases starting at $250/month including utilities. Common areas available for use including reception and break rooms. Perfect for quiet small business or climate controlled storage. Former location of Scott City Chiropractic, 1101 S. Main. Call 214-3040 for information. 27tfc

HIDE AND SEEK STORAGE SYSTEMS. Various sizes available. Virgil and LeAnn Kuntz, (620) 874-2120. 41tfc ––––––––––––––––––––– PLAINJANS has houses and storage units available to rent. Call 620-872-5777 or stop by PlainJans at 511 Monroe. 28tfc ––––––––––––––––––––– HOUSE FOR RENT. Two bedroom. Clean, nice neighborhood, sprinkler system. No pets. Call 8722894 or 214-1820. 04tfc ––––––––––––––––––––– AVAILABLE OCT. 4 Newer 2 bedroom brick home with 2 car attached garage. $675 per month with trash paid. Call 620397-3459. 06t2

WANTED TO BUY. Stored corn. Call for basis and contract information. 1-800-579-3645. Lane County Feeders, Inc. 32tfc ––––––––––––––––––––– WANTED TO BUY. Wheat straw delivered. Call for contracting information. Lane County Feeders. 397-5341. 44tfc ––––––––––––––––––––– CERTIFIED SEED WHEAT. Byrd, Brawl Cl., TAM 112, TAM 304, T158, T163, T153, Duster. Also triticale and blends. Vance and Tanner Ehmke, Amy, Ks. 620-397-2350. 51t13c ––––––––––––––––––––– FARM EQUIPMENT 2003 - 9750 John Deere Combine hrs. 3567 motor, 2418 seperator. 30ft. header, 8-Row crop header, 8-Row corn header, 3 Header trailer, 1978 King combine trailer, Big 12 grain cart, 930 Comfort King Case tractor, 1987 IH 9300 grain truck 400, Cummins 9spd. air ride 21ft. box/hoist, Auto roll tarp, Utility box for pickup. Call 620-872-5185 or 620-874-0538. 06t2

Real Estate RENOVATED 4 BEDROOM HOUSE for sale. Brand new kitchen, new wood and tile floors, beautiful lighting throughout, french doors leading to a spacious backyard and patio, DA garage, main floor laundry, partial downstairs with half bath. Serious inquires call Dale Holterman, 620-8741100. 01tfc ––––––––––––––––––––– 903 MYRTLE, GREAT FIRST HOME 2+2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Just remodeled with a new kitchen and stainless steel appliances. All new windows, doors, flooring, insulation, plumbing and roof. Close to elementary school, which is a plus. Call for appointment: Clinton Constuction (Darryl or Virginia) 620-8725494 or cell 620-2141456. 06tfc –––––––––––––––––––––

HOUSE FOR SALE IN SCOTT CITY. Well built home on double corner lot. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Lots of built-in storage. Over 2,400 square feet, plus 3 season screened porch, double attached garage. Established yard with underground sprinklers. 620-353-9933. 42eow

Services WANTED: Yards to mow and clean up, etc. Trim smaller trees and bushes too. Call Dean Riedl, (620) 872-5112 or 8744135. 34tfc ––––––––––––––––––––– FURNITURE REPAIR and refinishing. Lawn mower tune-up and blade sharpening. Call Vern Soodsma, 872-2277 or 874-1412. 36tfc ––––––––––––––––––––– MOWER REPAIR, tuneup and blade sharpening. Call Rob Vsetecka at 620214-1730. 36tfc ––––––––––––––––––––– METAL ROOFING, SIDING and TRIMS at direct-to-the-public prices. Call Metal King Mfg., 620-872-5464. Our prices will not be beat! 37tfc –––––––––––––––––––– MARY MAID CLEANING service has one opening left for the Scott City area. Call 620-8741486. 04t2

Lose Weight Fast Drop 100s of pounds by selling your unwanted items in the Scott County Record Classifieds Email, Fax or Call in your ad today! 620-872-2090

Classified Ad Deadline: Monday at 5:00 p.m. Classified Ad Rate: 20¢ per word. Minimum charge, $5. Blind ad: $2.50 per week extra. Card of thanks: 10¢ per word. Minimum charge, $3. Classified Display Ad rate: $5.50 per column inch. Classified advertising must be paid in advance unless business account is established. If not paid in advance, there will be a $1 billing charge. Tear sheet for classified ad will be $1 extra.

Help Wanted AFTER SCHOOL DELIVERY/ BOTTLER. Must be 16 yrs. old and have a valid driver’s license. Must be able to follow directions and lift 40 lbs. repeatedly. Apply ONLY in person, No phone calls please. Z Bottling Corp. 907 W. 5th St. 05t2 ––––––––––––––––––––– PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPING for Marz Hotel. For more information contact Roy after 1:00 p.m. at 872-2164 or stop by in person. 04t2 ––––––––––––––––––––– HARVEST HELP NEEDED Sept. - Oct. Operating combine and grain cart. Lodging provided if needed near Scott City area. Call: 620-2141604. 06t2

For Sale

MAKE YOUR FAMILY HAPPY!

Newly listed 5 or 6 bedroom home! Many features include family room in full basement, 1 3/4 baths, brick with newer central heat and air! SA garage, large fenced in back yard and excellent location!

2011 DANIELS manufacturing feedlot style hydraulic squeeze chute, $7,000. Please call Cargill Cattle Feeders, 620-3752255 if interested. 06t2 ––––––––––––––––––––– FUEL TANKS two 1,000-gallon tanks with pumps and one 240-gallon pickup tank with pump. Call Jay Hillery, 2140775. 04t2

Lawrence and Associates

Deb Lawrence, GRI Broker Shorty Lawrence, Sales Assoc. 513 Main • Scott City 872-5267 ofc. 872-7184 hm. lawrenceandassocrealty.com Shelia Ellis, Broker Assoc. 872-2056 Kerry Gough, Sales Assoc. 872-7337 Russell Berning, 874-4405 www.berningauction.com

Garage Sales Friday/Saturday, Sept. 20-21 Garage Sale 1012 Church Scott City 8:00 a.m. - noon

3 Party Garage Sale 801 Cedar Dr. Saturday 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

scrubs, dolphin table, lots

Women’s clothing, misc. household,knick-knacks, books, furniture, microwave, and much more

Yard Sale 1506 Myrtle Saturday

Garage Sale 1011 Santa Fe Friday 3:30-7:30 p.m.

Strollers, home decor, of misc.

Make sure you stop by. Cancelled last week due to rain! Kids - adult clothes, shelves, patio table, toys, kitchen stuff, and lots of misc.

Saturday 8:00 a.m.-noon

Kids, men’s and women’s clothing, household misc., knick-knacks, bedding and more.


The Scott County Record • Page 35 • Thursday, September 19, 2013

Employment Opportunities Just Updated County Plat Maps • • • • •

Logan Wichita Wallace Greeley Kearney

Pick them up today at:

Park Lane Nursing Home 406 Main • Scott City 620 872-2090

“Quality Care Because We Care” Has openings for the following positions: Part-time Housekeeping Part-time CNA/CMA Part-time Dietary aid/ Cook

A progressive growing GM Dealership in Scott City is seeking applications to add one experienced Service Technician to our team and one Light Duty Technician. Must have own tools. We offer a great working environment, benefit package and pay plan. Scott City is a great place to live and raise your family. Contact Rod Eitel at 620-872-2103, stop by the dealership or send your resume to Rod@ JRCARandTruck.com or to J&R Car and Truck Center, P.O. Box 583/208 West 5th, Scott City, Ks 67871

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www.scottcountyrecord.com

Shift differential offered for evening and night shifts! Please apply in person at: Park Lane Nursing Home 210 E. Parklane Scott City, KS 67871 Or visit us at our website: www.parklanenursinghome.org Fill out application and return to human resources.

J&R

Car and Truck Center, LLC

CONSTRUCTION HELP WANTED Looking for dependable construction workers, experienced in pre-engineered building erection.

Please contact

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FRONT DESK Part-time front desk person for ALL shifts. Great job for a mature person who would like to learn about the hospitality industry and make money along the way! Interested persons can pick up an applications at: Best Western El Quartelejo Inn and Suites 1610 S. Main St. Scott City, KS 67871 • 620-872-7373

Eric: 402-610-6425 or Don: 402-610-2611

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SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR

American Implement is currently seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Service Administrator in our Leoti location.

Responsibilities of this position are to open work orders, process warranty and Product Improvement claims, maintain service department records and prepare technician proficiency reports. Additional responsibilities are to maintain accurate reports and records relative to the service department operation.

Best Western El Quartelejo Inn and Suites is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 05t3

Regional Manager MachineryLink, the leading and fastest growing provider of combine leasing programs to agricultural producers, is seeking a Regional Manager to be responsible for the sales strategy, execution and performance for western Kansas.

Qualified candidates should have some accounting experience or relevant work experience and proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet software. Individuals in this postion should also have good oral and written communication skills and be detail-oriented. Interested applicants may send a cover letter and resume to: Terry Bloedorn Service Manager 232 E. Hwy. 96 Leoti, Ks 67861 or Call: 620-375-2621

This position works out of a home office and includes a vehicle with fuel card, laptop, iPad and expense reimbursement. For detailed information about this job, please visit www.machinerylink.com. To apply, please send resume to: careers@machinerylink.com or fax to 816-329-0307. EOE

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We’re here for you and ready to handle your Fall harvest needs!

Bloom

(continued from page 27)

“I’ve used it in wedding bouquets with white flowers and as a centerpiece in a lotus bowl,” he points out. “They are very big in the industry now.” They are part of the vegetable family, but are ideal for arrangements with their white and rosy color in the center. Butterfly Bush is another variety that is unique to Kalbach’s arrangements. He likes to mix them with greenery at the bottom of arrangements. “It will wilt fairly quickly, which is why supermarkets won’t even fool with it,” he says. “But I like what it adds to an arrangement.” “When I go to the wholesalers I ask around when I see something. Then I contact my seed company and buy the plugs,” says Kalbach, who has both a botany and design school background. “I have about four new varieties I’m looking at for next year.” While growing flowers in Western Kansas has its challenges, in addition to traveling several hours each week to his nearest market, Kalbach enjoys the rewards. “The feedback I get from my customers makes it so worthwhile,” he adds. “This isn’t just any job. You deal directly with people who appreciate what you’re doing and it feels good to see them coming back again and again.”

Popular flowers that Galen Kalbach uses in his arrangements are (above left) the Echinacea and the Blazing Star gladiola. (Record Photos)

Scott City • Modoc • Marienthal Pence • Shallow Water • Manning • Grigston • Tribune

(620)-872-5823 www.scottcoop.com

2013 Chrysler Town & Country Touring L

Sale Price - $29,999 (3507A)

2012 Ford Fusion SE Sale Price - $18,999 (3283X)

2013 Malibu LTZ Sale Price - $24,999 (508)

2008 Mercury Mariner Premier Sale Price - $10,499 (3252B)

2008 Honda Civic Si 23,136K miles

On Sale - $18,999 (3504A)

Bobby

Casey

2012 F-150 King Ranch Fully Loaded!

$41,899 (3515A)

2004 Tahoe

2011 Ford F150 XLT EcoBoost

AWD

Sale Price - $33,599 (505)

Sale Price - $15,999 (3491A)

2004 Chevrolet Colorado Sale Price - $11,999 (3525B)

2007 Honda CRV EX-L

Brian

Manuel

ON SALE $15,850 (3503A)

Jim

Gwen

Sales Department Available Monday-Saturday

M-F • 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Saturday • 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Service Department Available Monday-Friday • 7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Call for appointment after hours

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MOTOR COMPANY, INC. “Big City Pricing, Small Town Service!"

601 W. Kansas Ave., Garden City, Ks 67846 • 800-545-1039 www.burtismotor.com


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