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Volume 21 • Number 14
Thursday, November 14, 2013
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USD 466 band director rescinds resignation; still released by BOE The support of several parents wasn’t enough to persuade the USD 466 (Scott County) board of education from terminating the contract of band director Clint Raynes during a special noon meeting held on Wednesday. Raynes had been band director for Scott Community High School and Scott City Middle School since August. A long-time band director in Kansas, Raynes had submitted a letter of resignation to the board citing “health reasons.” But before the board took a vote on his resignation, Raynes asked that his letter be rescinded. He told the board that his health should not be a concern when evaluating his future employment.
a taste for profit
(See BAND on page 10)
Faurot to retire as county clerk Scott County Clerk Pam Faurot has announced she will be retiring from office effective Jan. 31, 2014. Faurot has sent a letter to the Scott County Republican Party which will be responsible for appointing someone to fill the position until the next general election in 2016. “I want everyone to know that I have truly enjoyed the opportunity to serve the citizens of Scott County for the last 15 years,” Faurot said in her letter. She recommended the Republican Party appoint Deputy Clerk Alice Brokofsky to fill the position. “She is very qualified and would be a great person to represent the Republican Party and Scott County,” said Faurot. The county Republican Committee was scheduled to meet this week to consider what action it will take.
SCHS junior Anna Miller serves crispitos to customers during Market Day. (Record Photo)
Students find a source of business success with Market Day enterprises Wearing a sombrero with lively Mexican music playing on his iphone, Miguel Chavez was serving enchiladas to a line of customers. “They follow the music,” he said with a huge grin. Chavez was grinning even more after needing only an hour to sell all of the 75 enchiladas he had prepared for the annual Market Day sponsored by the Youth Entrepreneurs program at Scott Community High School. This was the second year for the program in which students determine what they want to sell, figure the input cost, selling price and then prepare the product for SCHS students and members of the community on Market Day.
“It’s designed to give students a glimpse of what it’s like to start a business and see it through to the creation and selling of a finished product,” says class instructor Kevin Reese. The class will even provide a start-up loan, which some students took advantage of. Students applying for loans which ranged from $50 to $100 - had to make a presentation in front of the class to promote their enterprise. “If the project seems reasonable then we grant the loan,” says Reese, noting that no loan applications were rejected. “Some students financed their projects out of their own pockets. They felt that confident about their product,” he noted.
Food was the overwhelming favorite of the young business people with six of the eight booths featuring items that ranged from mini-cheesecake cupcakes to shredded potatoes with cheese sauce. “Everyone learned from last year when there was just one food booth and it sold out,” says Reese. Even with all the additional food choices and competition the young entrepreneurs couldn’t keep up with the demand. Every food booth sold out, with the exception of one which was offering crispitos. Chavez was surprised at how rapidly his enchiladas disappeared, especially after the previous day’s school lunch menu had also included enchiladas. (See PROFIT on page 10)
SCHS instructor helps adults with ESL skills
Claudia Aguirre (foreground) studies the Rosetta Stone program on her laptop computer while instructor Melanie Aguilera (far right) assists Jesus Saenz. (Record Photo)
06 Main, St. Scott City • 620-872-2090 www.scottcountyrecord.com
Patience pays off for king of the SC defensive line Page 28
Seven years after moving to the United States, Lorenza Murillo began taking her first class to learn to speak English. After little more than a year in an adult English as a Second Language program, Murillo is slowly improving her language skills. “She understands English a lot better than she can speak it,” says instructor Melanie Aguilera while Murillo smiles in agreement. Aguilera, who is a Spanish teacher and ESL coordinator at Scott Community High School, also teaches an adult ESL program two evenings a week. She started teaching classes five years ago at the United Methodist Church before moving into the high school for the past three years. For Aguilera, it was impossible to ignore the growing need for ESL instruction as Scott City has absorbed more and more Hispanics in recent years. “It’s offensive to me when I hear someone say ‘They live here. They need to learn the language,’” says Aguilera. “It’s not that easy.” Aguilera sees the challenges facing the Hispanic population on a daily basis. Many of them are working long shifts - sometimes up to 12 hours - in addition to raising a family. Finding the time to attend English classes isn’t easy.
406 Main, St. Scott City • 620-872-2090 www.scottcountyrecord.com Opinion • Pages 4-5 Calendar • Page 7 Turkey drawings • Pages 8-9 Youth/Education • Pages 11/18 LEC report • Page 12
(See ESL SKILLS on page two)
Deaths • Page 16 Sports • Pages 19-28 Farm section • Pages 30-31 Classified ads • Pages 33-35 Pigskin Payoff • Page 36
Goal line stand protects regional playoff win for SCHS Page 19
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ESL Skills “They want to learn and many of them are making the effort,” says Aguilera, who has been successful in attracting students with the Tuesday and Thursday evening classes. It’s not just the adults who benefit. This is also good for local employers who rely on Hispanics for part of their workforce. Park Lane Nursing Home, for example, strongly encourages its Hispanic workers to improve their English skills and several of the students, including Murillo, are employed by the nursing home. “I’m very glad to start,” says the 56-year-old Murillo about the opportunity to take the class. “It’s difficult. It’s harder when you are older,” adds Aguilera as she helps interpret. Add Rosetta Stone During the past four years, Aguilera has taught her students the more traditional way of standing in front of the classroom and working on vocabulary skills. The biggest challenge, especially when dealing with so many
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adults, is having students with a wide range of English skills. Aguilera has some students in their late 20s and early 30s while others are in their 50s. This year, with assistance from the Southwest Plains Regional Service Center, the Rosetta Stone program has been purchased for students. Licenses are available for 40 students at just $100 each. That cost is picked up by the SWPRCS so the program remains free for adults. Every student can progress at their own speed and those with internet connection can log on and continue the program at home. “It adjusts to each person’s ability. If they have some English skills they can proceed more quickly,” says Aguilera. “But no one can move to the next level until they have attained a certain level of proficiency.” Each of the 40 licenses is currently assigned to a student with another 8-10 on a waiting list. Aguilera closely monitors each student’s progress.
Ines Ruiz (left) gets assistance from instructor Melanie Aguilera during the adult English as a Second Language class taught during the evening at Scott Community High School. (Record Photo)
“They have to be using the program at least once every couple of weeks,” she says. “If they aren’t making the progress I expect, then I’ll take the license away and give it to someone else.” While students have the option of doing all the work at home, those without a computer or internet attend the class. Attendance will range between eight and about 17 students on any given night. Aguilera has had several students attend classes for the past 3-4 years and
one who has been with her for five years. “I don’t have internet,” says Javier Ramos, who has regularly attended classes for the past three years. “I wish I could practice more at home with a computer.” Ramos says he likes learning with the Rosetta Stone program and that better English skills help with his job. “The teacher is good so it’s not too hard,” he adds with a grin. Aguilera feels her class offers not only a glimpse
of the demand in the community, but the desire by Hispanics to improve their English skills. “There’s no doubt that we have a great need. We have a growing Hispanic population,” she points out. “We all benefit when we create the opportunity for everyone to co-exist in our culture. “The better we can communicate with each other the more involved everyone will be in our community and our schools. That’s good for everyone,” she says.
Deadline nears to apply for city sales tax grant
Non-profit organizations in Scott County are reminded that the deadline to make application for grants awarded through the one-half cent city-wide sales tax is Fri., Nov. 29. Applications and other information are available at City Hall. “To insure that all requests for funding are in by the deadline, applicants should plan on bringing their requests to City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27,” advises City Clerk Brenda Davis.
Tag deadline is Nov. 29
Persons whose last name begins with the letters T, V or W are reminded that license tags must be purchased by Fri., Nov. 29, to avoid a penalty. Tags are due for autos, light trucks, motorcycles and motorized bikes. License tags can be purchased at the county treasurer’s office. Tags must be renewed during December for persons whose last name begins with U, X, Y or Z.
What’s for Lunch in Scott City? Sun. - Sat., Nov. 17-23
Majestic Theatre 420 Main • 872-3840
Lunch • Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Evenings • Thurs., Fri., Sat. 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Tues. • Open faced prime rib sandwich with fries, $10.95 Wed. • Chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy, $6.95 Thurs. • Turkey dinner with all the trimmings, $8.95 Fri. • Taco dinner with rice and beans, $6.95
What’s for Supper?
1211 Main • 872-3215
5Buck Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
• Chili Cheese Dog • 1/4 lb Cheeseburger • 3 Piece Chicken Strips
Includes Fries, 21 oz. Drink and Small Sundae
102 Main St. • 872-5055 1304 S. Main • 872-5301
11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Mon. • Sat. 5:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sun. • 5:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Mon.• Chicken fry Tues.• Hamburger steak with mushrooms and onions Wed.• Fried chicken Thurs.• Mountain oysters Fri.• Seafood specials Sat. • Prime rib
Breakfast specials every night.
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Tips for easier pie baking over the holidays With the holidays upon us, I didn’t want to write something on turkey so I am picking pie instead (of course, I always pick pie over turkey). I am going to share some of the techniques that I do to make an acceptable pie crust. I know that it is so much easier to purchase frozen or refrigerated pie crusts, but they are never as good, and it is so much cheaper to make a crust from scratch. Now, I’m not a baking wizard, but the good folks in my office say I can hold
my own, so try these suggestions. To make a good pie crust, you must accurately measure your ingredients. Too much flour or water can make dough tough, and too much shortening makes it crumble. (Lard will make a very nice crust, but I myself do not
Recipe favorites . . .
Sweet Potato Casserole
Ingredients 4-1/2 cups 1/2 cup 1/3 cup 1 cup 1/2 teaspoon 2 1 cup 1/2 cup 1/3 cup 1 cup
cooked and mashed sweet potatoes butter, melted milk white sugar vanilla extract eggs, beaten light brown sugar all-purpose flour butter chopped pecans
Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees . Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, mix together mashed sweet potatoes, 1/2 cup butter, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and eggs. Spread sweet potato mixture into the prepared baking dish. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar and flour. Cut in 1/3 cup butter until mixture is crumbly, then stir in pecans. Sprinkle pecan mixture over the sweet potatoes. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
Ingredients 1 cup 1 tablespoon 1/2 teaspoon 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon 1/8 teaspoon 1-1/2 cups 3 1 1-1/2 cups 1 tablespoon
Pumpkin Pie packed light brown sugar cornstarch salt ground ginger ground cinnamon ground cloves fresh Pumpkin Puree or canned large eggs, lightly beaten, plus egg for glaze evaporated milk heavy cream
Directions Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, pumpkin puree, and 3 eggs. Beat well. Add evaporated milk, and combine. Set aside. Between two pieces of plastic wrap, roll pate brisee into a 12-inch circle. Fit pastry into a 9-inch glass pie plate; trim dough evenly along edge, leaving about a 1/2-inch overhang. Pinch to form a decorative edge. If the dough begins to soften, chill for 15 minutes. Make the glaze: Beat the remaining egg, and combine with heavy cream. Brush glaze very lightly on edges of pie shell. Fill pie shell with pumpkin mixture. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees, and continue baking for 30 minutes more. Cool on a wire rack.
use it). When I begin, I make a mixture of ice and water so that the water is as cold as I can get it. I then measure out my flour and add my salt and mix together. When measuring out your flour, spoon the flour into your measuring cup and use a straight edge to level it off. Never dip your measuring cup into the flour; it will add approximately one extra tablespoon of flour for each cup that you “dip” up. Fellow Extension agents tell me to get an
extra flaky crust. Add just a pinch of baking powder. This did make a flakier crust. Next, add shortening to the flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter (you can use a sturdy fork) and cut the shortening into the flour from the middle of the bowl out until the mixture resembles small peas. Do not under or over-cut the shortening mixture. Once you have achieved that result, add the required amount of icy water (avoid any ice pieces) to the shortening flour mixture. Begin to
Births PARENTS OF SON Josh and Jenny Wright, Holcomb, announce the birth of their son, David Isaac, born Nov. 6, 2013, at the Kearny County Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz., and was 20 inches long. David was welcomed home by big sister, Kylie. Maternal grandparents are Neil and Jan Feld, Garden City. Paternal grandparents are Larry and Gloria Wright, Scott City. Great-grandparents are Bonnie Pickett, Scott City, and Merlin and Betty Wright, Home City.
•Now look what you can do with Alka-Seltzer: Clean a toilet - drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait 20 minutes, brush and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china. Clean a vase - to remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets. Polish jewelry - drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes. Clean a thermos bottle - fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka-Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary). Unclog a drain - clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka-Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of white vinegar Wait a few minutes, then run the hot water.
mix from the middle out, until a soft dough forms. I tend to like my dough to be just barely sticky. I then divide my dough into two pieces. (Most people say half, but I always make one piece slightly larger as it requires more dough for the bottom of the pie than the top). I pat these pieces into a round ball, then working quickly into a flatter piece but still maintaining a round object. Flour the rolling surface and rolling pin. Working quickly, so the dough does
Baptist Church is drop-off site for OCC
This year Samaritan’s Purse is celebrating 20 years of distributing giftfilled shoe boxes to children all over the world as part of Operation Christmas Child. More than 100 million gifts have been handed out to children since 1993. This is made possible through individuals, churches and groups who prepare, collect and process the shoe boxes every year. National Collection Week is Nov. 18-25. The drop-off center for Scott City and surrounding towns is at First Baptist Church in Scott City. The drop-off schedule is: •Monday through Friday, 4:00-6:00 p.m. •Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-noon. •Mon., Nov. 25: 8:0010:00 a.m. For more information contact Elsie Nagel at 872-5715 or 214-0978, or the First Baptist Church (872-2339).
not become tough, roll the dough out into a flat circle by switching the direction as you push the rolling pin around. The dough should be about 1/8 inch thick. Once you achieve the correct thickness, gently fold the dough in half, and transfer it to a pie plate. Unfold the dough and cover the plate correctly. If just baking a bottom crust for a cream pie, don’t forget to prick the bottom of the pie crust to avoid large bubbles from forming in the crust. (See PIES on page seven)
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GOP has no concern for victims of food stamp cuts
As of Nov. 1, food stamp assistance was reduced for about 316,000 Kansans - many of them children. The SNAP program is painted as some huge government giveaway which is such a good deal that people simply aren’t motivated to join the workforce because they can collect their SNAP benefits and stay at home all day. Thanks to Republican lawmakers who decided these people were an easy target for spending cuts, SNAP benefits for the poor and the elderly will be reduced to an average of $1.40 per person, per meal in 2014. Who are these people gorging themselves at taxpayer expense? Nearly half (47%) of all food stamp recipients are children. Another 8% are seniors 60-years and older. The other 41% are classified as “working poor” - people who already have a job, but are making so little they still qualify for food stamps. These are the people who are shouldering the brunt of a $40 billion spending cut effort by Republicans. You won’t hear Republicans talking about how these people are the victims of government policy - not like they’re wailing about the impact of Obamacare. Like the uninsured, the recipients of food stamps are irrelevant to Republicans unless they can be used as props in an effort to further their agenda. The GOP is much more concerned about tax cuts for the wealthy, preventing Wall Street from being regulated and securing free trade agreements that benefit their corporate donors. The irony of the GOP’s treatment of the poor especially poor children - isn’t lost on Dr. Robert Block, the immediate past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Block, who lives in Tulsa, Okla., said policymakers should be taken to task for recent cuts in welfare spending. During a recent meeting in Kansas, Dr. Block pointed out the right-to-life movement is strong in Kansas and his home state. “But at the same time, these are the same people who favor cutting programs like the National Institutes of Health’s research on preventing premature births, or the prenatal and perinatal programs that are funded by Medicaid, or the food stamp program that’s there to keep families from going hungry.” The cuts, he said, could be viewed as a societal form of child maltreatment. Dr. Block is right, but no one in the Republican party is listening. They see food stamp recipients as freeloading at taxpayer expense. And at $1.40 per meal, can you blame them?
Millionaire’s Club: When you’re the elite, you create policy for the elite
According to a recently released report, the average net worth of the 535 members of Congress is currently $966,000. Those figures on net worth include Sen. Pat Roberts, Sen. Jerry Moran and Congressman Tim Huelskamp. The “median” means that about 267 members of Congress are above that figure (in many instances well above) and about 267 members are well below. Two things contribute to this figure. There are a growing number of Congressmen - freshmen and veterans - who were very wealthy when they assumed office. We’re talking about many who were born with a silver spoon. It’s also no accident that the longer someone serves in Congress, the more their net worth continues to increase. And that isn’t from just the annual salary of $174,000. Lawmakers are well-rewarded for looking after corporate interests of the wealthy in this country. All one has to do is examine the hefty campaign war chests that Sens. Roberts and Moran have been able to build. In order to remain in office, they have to continue kissing the hand that feeds them. That’s why Republican Congressmen - including those from Kansas - are such advocates of tax cuts for the wealthy and tax breaks for corporations. When you are looking at life from the top of the ladder, it’s difficult - if not impossible - to see life through the eyes of people working minimum wage jobs, who rely on food stamps and who have no means of paying for health insurance. That disconnect happens when you’re part of the Millionaire’s Club.
Putting the blame where it belongs
It’s time that we talked about the elephant in the room. And I don’t refer to Chris Christie. I’m talking about poor people. This is a bitter pill for me to swallow, but Republicans are right. Poor people are at the heart of our economic problems. Food stamps. Welfare. Medicaid. Student loans. Toxic mortgages. Minimum wage. Climate change. Just imagine all the things we wouldn’t have to talk about if it wasn’t for poor people. Just think of the money we’d save. It’s unfair to blame Republicans for the situation that poor people find themselves in. In fact, if you look back through history, poor people have been around a lot longer than Republicans. That should dispel the myth that Republicans and Republican policies are somehow responsible for poverty. Just for a little historical perspective, there were poor people around during Biblical times and no less
of an authority than God frowned upon their status. As Congressman Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) has quoted from the Bible, “For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: Anyone unwilling to work should not eat.” Of course, Fincher has worked hard for his $3.2 million (and counting) in federal crop subsidy payments, so what better spokesman for the Almighty and those who feel we have far too many people living off the government teat? When we cut food stamp benefits, it’s not about saving $4 billion a year. That’s chump change. It’s our way of telling the poor, the elderly, single moms and WalMart employees that we really do care. Call it tough love . . . with God’s endorsement.
There are those who like to claim that the increased demand for SNAP benefits is a direct result of the financial meltdown that began in 2008. The liberal establishment likes to put the blame on greedy financial institutions who no longer felt restricted by the Glass-Steagall Act. That overlooks a very basic fact. Poor people wanted homes. As a favor to them, Congress (led by the Republican majority at the time) passed an $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit. That got the money snowball rolling down hill as big-hearted Republican bankers (with the full support of the federal government behind them) began making loans . . . lots and lots of loans. That led to sub-prime mortgages, which led to people getting loans who normally wouldn’t qualify, which led to multiple investment bundles in which terrible loans were hidden. In fact, Bear Sterns was pledging toxic mortgages into these infamous investment bundles while
other brokers were sliding mortgages into bundles that were already in foreclosure. Put another way: these investment bankers were defrauding taxpayers, investors and homebuyers. But they wouldn’t have done it if not for poor - and sometimes not-so-poor people wanting homes. So who pays the price? Wall Street had its reputation tarnished. Pension plans for public workers (i.e., teachers, police, firefighters, etc.) went broke. And why? Again, it was because of poor people. It’s no different with health care. Some 50 million people supposedly can’t afford health insurance which really isn’t a problem. As Congressman Tim Huelskamp claimed during a town hall meeting in Scott City earlier this year, “There’s free health care all over the place.” So who really needs Obamacare with all this free health care? As Congresswoman and former presidential (See BLAME on page six)
Heartless for the holidays
Scrooge has come early this year. He’s already kicking our Tiny Tims. This holiday season, kids in America’s poorest families will have less to eat. November 1 brought $5 billion in new cuts to the nation’s food stamp program, now officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Poor families are losing on average seven percent of their food aid, calculates the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. A mother with two kids will lose $319 over the rest of the current federal fiscal year. The cuts could cost some families a week’s worth of meals a month, says the chief of America’s largest food bank. More cuts are looming. A House of Representatives majority
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is demanding an additional $39 billion in “savings.” Ohio and other states, in the meantime, are moving to limit food stamp eligibility. Today’s heartlessness toward America’s most vulnerable actually goes far deeper than food stamp cuts, as a new Economic Policy Institute report documents in rather chilling detail. Four states, the report notes, have “lifted restrictions on child labor.” In Wisconsin, state law used to limit school-age kids to five hours of work a day on school days. The new law erases these limits. Other states are cutting back on protections for low-wage workers of all ages. Earlier this year,
Gov. Sam Brownback 2nd Floor - State Capitol Topeka, Ks. 66612-1501 (785) 296-3232
Mississippi adopted a law that bans cities and counties in the state from giving local workers even unpaid sick leave rights. America’s current surge of mean-spiritedness, observes Gordon Lafer, the University of Oregon author of the EPI study, essentially erupted right after the 2010 elections. In 11 states, those elections gave right-wingers “new monopoly control” over the governor’s mansion and both legislative chambers. Lafer links this rightwing electoral triumph directly to growing inequality. A widening income gap, he explains, “has produced a critical mass of extremely wealthy businesspeople, many of whom are politically conservative,” and various recent court cases have given these wealthy a green light to spend vir-
Sen. Pat Roberts 109 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-4774 roberts.senate.gov/email.htm
tually unlimited sums on their favored candidates. But America’s new heartlessness reflects much more than this turbocharged political power of America’s rich. The wider a society’s economic divide, as Demos think tank analyst Sean McElwee observes, the less empathy on the part of the rich toward the poor. In a starkly unequal society, people of affluence “rarely brush shoulders” with people of little advantage. These rich don’t see the poor. They stereotype them instead as lazy and unworthy. CNN columnist John Sutter has just brought us face-to-face with this phenomenon, via a moving and insightful portrait of America’s most unequal locale, East Carroll Parish in Louisiana. (See HEARTLESS on page six)
Sen. Jerry Moran 141 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-6521 www.house.gov/moranks01/
Obamacare is weaving a sturdier safety net
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by Ruth Marcus
This would be a good time to remember Karen Tumulty’s brother. In March 2009, as the healthcare debate raged, Karen wrote a Time magazine cover story about her brother Patrick’s insurance nightmare. Patrick, then 54, had done what seemed to be the right thing: Then a $9-an-hour administrative assistant in San Antonio, he bought coverage on the individual market and diligently paid monthly premiums to Assurant Health for six years. The policy carried a $2,500 deductible, with no allowance for preventive care. So Patrick, who struggles with Asperger’s syndrome, put off going to the doctor, despite increasing fatigue and high blood pressure. Eventually, Patrick discovered the cause: His kidneys were failing.
That is where insurance came in - theoretically. “Unexpected illnesses and accidents happen every day, and the resulting medical bills can be disastrous,” warned the website of Assurant Health, which sold Patrick his policy. Its policy, Assurant promised, “provides the peace of mind and health care access you need at a price you can afford.” Except it didn’t. Assurant balked at paying Patrick’s claims. In just four weeks, he had racked up more than $14,000 in bills. “And that was just to figure out what was wrong with him,” wrote Patrick’s younger sister, now my Post colleague. “Actually treating his disease was going to be unimaginably more expensive.” Assurant’s excuse? Patrick, hoping he’d find a job that offered insurance, had bought a series of six-month policies.
Although Patrick’s kidney disease wasn’t diagnosed until July 2007, Assurant, scouring his medical records for a money-saving out, cited test results from eight months earlier. Bingo! - preexisting condition. No coverage.
Each one treated him as a new customer. Although Patrick’s kidney disease wasn’t diagnosed until July 2007, Assurant, scouring his medical records for a money-saving out, cited test results from eight months earlier. Bingo! - preexisting condition. No coverage. Patrick Tumulty is Exhibit A on the need for Obamacare and the importance of putting into context the furor over if-youlike-your-policy-you-can-keepit-gate. This is not to excuse President Obama for peddling a misleading claim or to excuse those of us in the news business
for failing to press him on it earlier. The president’s weaselly rewording of his pledge - “What we said was you can keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law passed” - insults anyone who heard what he said repeatedly. Yet there was always an unstated asterisk to the presidential promise. Existing plans would be grandfathered in and not subject to the heightened requirements (i.e., better benefits) of the Affordable Care Act. Because plans inevitably change, that grandfathering promise was illusory. Just three months after the law passed, the administration estimated that between 39 percent and 69 percent of employer-sponsored plans would lose grandfathered status by the end of 2013. On the individual insurance market, from which most of the yelping now emanates, the grandfathering promise was
even sketchier. The administration estimated that between 40 and 67 percent of such policies are in effect for less than one year - by definition, not grandfathered. Since policies change even for those who hold on to coverage, the administration acknowledged that the share of plans losing grandfathered status would be even higher. So where does that leave the Patrick Tumultys of the world? He probably wouldn’t have been able to keep his policy but, as he discovered, it wasn’t worth keeping. Shopping for insurance today, he wouldn’t have been denied coverage or charged vastly more because of his expensive preexisting condition. His insurer wouldn’t have been able to wriggle out of paying bills because of that condition. (See SAFETY on page six)
Setting minimum standards for health insurance by Robert Reich
Subsidizing corporate crime by Jim Hightower
Sometimes, a news story can be so crammed with irony that it boggles the mind. Consider just the headline on one such story that ran recently in my town’s daily paper: “Man gets 10 years for defrauding banks.” That just screams for a rewrite, doesn’t it? I yearn for a story with a headline in boldface type that, at long last, would trumpet this joyous news: “Banker get 10 years for defrauding man.” Alas, though, while the FBI, IRS, and the judicial establishment went all out to nail the bank defrauder, they allow bigtime Wall Street crooks who defraud us to escape prosecution, much less jail. High-flying
bankers systematically commit serial acts of blatant fraud, bilking millions of people out of billions of dollars, but they keep their positions, paychecks, perks, and prestige - free to bilk again. The latest marquee Wall Streeter to admit to grand scale larceny, yet pay no personal penalty, is Jamie Dimon, honcho of JPMorgan Chase. Shareholders in Dimon’s felonious operation have been socked with a record $13 billion in penalties, but not a penny comes from Jamie’s pocket. Still, popping the bank for 13 Big Ones shows that the Justice Department is finally getting tough on corporate crime, right? Not exactly. JPMorgan’s punishment will be softened sig-
nificantly by this unannounced outrage: A corporation - unlike a person - can deduct criminal fines from its income taxes. That means we taxpayers will, in effect, cough-up some $4 billion to help America’s richest bank pay for its wrongdoing. This corporate tax scam puts the “con” in unconscionable. But We The People can shame Dimon and his bank’s shareholders into paying the full price for their criminal acts. To help a grassroots coalition of citizen groups that are demanding just that, go to www. CampaignForFairSettlement. org. Jim Hightower is a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker and author
Democrats are showing once again they have the backbones of banana slugs. The Affordable Care Act was meant to hold insurers to a higher standard. So it stands to reason that some insurers will have to cancel their lousy substandard policies. But spineless Democrats (including my old boss Bill Clinton) are caving in to the Republican-fueled outrage that the President “misled” Americans into thinking they could keep their old lousy policies - and are now urging the White House to forget the new standards and let people keep what they had before. And some congressional Republicans are all too eager to join them, and allow insurers to offer whatever crap they were offering before - exposing families to more than $12,700 in out-of-pocket expenses, canceling policies of people who get seriously sick, failing to cover prescription drugs, and so on. Can we please get a grip? Whenever industry standards are lifted - a higher minimum wage, safer workplaces, nontoxic foods and drugs, safer cars - people no longer have the “freedom” to contract for the sub-standard goods and services. But that freedom is usually a mirage because big busi-
Whenever industry standards are lifted - a higher minimum wage, safer workplaces, non-toxic foods and drugs, safer cars - people no longer have the “freedom” to contract for the sub-standard goods and services.
nesses have most of the power and average people don’t have much of a choice. This has been especially the case with health insurance, which is why minimum standards here are essential. Yes, the President might have spelled this out a bit more clearly beforehand, explaining that 95 percent of us aren’t in the private insurance market to begin with and won’t be affected, and that most of the two percent who lose their lousy policies and have to take better and more expensive ones will be subsidized. But right now the President needs all the political support he can muster to hold insurers’ feet to the fire. Democrats should stand firm for a change. They bent to the will of the GOP on allowing people to retain their insurance policies for another year. Hopefully, this isn’t the start of a trend. Robert Reich is a former secretary of labor, is currently a professor at the University of California at Berkeley
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Republicans feign concern about health of ACA In a shocking turn of events, Republicans now care about whether Americans have health insurance! It happened quite suddenly. The moment can be precisely pinpointed. It occurred early in the day of Oct. 1 when the media declared the launch of the Affordable Care Act website a fiasco. Bam! Presto change-o! The GOP saw an opportunity and seized it, no matter that it required complete reversal of the party’s previous policy position. Congressional Republicans railed and ranted about the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Affordable Care Act website denying Americans the ability to sign up for health insurance. Not only that, the GOPers
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cried, some insurance companies were cancelling the policies of some constituents! Before this miraculous transformation, the GOP had for years fought all attempts to provide health insurance to the 47 million Americans without it. Not one Republican voted for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which will extend coverage to 25 million Americans. Then House Republicans voted 46 times to cripple or kill the law. Republican lawmakers in 22 states refused the ACA’s Medicaid expansion that would have enabled five million of
those states’ residents to get coverage. Republicans shut down the government for 16 days in a failed attempt to defund the ACA. And Republicans created the “burn your Obamacare card” campaign to persuade young people to pay fines and risk bankruptcy and death by refusing ACA health insurance. But that’s all over. Presto change-o! Now Republicans want Americans - including young people - to get health insurance! They’re outraged, really OUTRAGED, that the faulty ACA exchange website is making it difficult for Americans to buy insurance. They’re doubly outraged that insurance companies have cancelled the policies of some constituents because, appar-
ently, they think Americans can only purchase insurance on the exchanges and not the way they’ve previously always bought it - directly from insurance companies. “My constituents are frightened,” announced U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, “They are being forced out of health care plans they like. The clock is ticking. The federal website is broken. Their health care isn’t a glitch.” That is true! Health care is important to Texans who can afford to buy their own plans! Republicans like Brady believe, however, that health insurance is not important at all for the one million low-income Texans who would have qualified for it under the ACA Medicaid expansion - the expansion that the
Texas GOP refused to accept, thus denying low-income people coverage. That’s quite a glitch for lowincome residents of the state that likes boasting about its big stuff - like its record of being number one in the country for the highest rate of uninsured people! Brady claims to be very, very angry that the website is faulty. But a faulty federal website is exactly what he and other Republicans wanted. They did everything they could to ensure that’s what happened. If they wanted to improve the likelihood that their constituents would get a smooth-operating system, they could have set up their own state-based exchange websites. (See CONCERN on page six)
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Kansans can’t wait any longer for a farm bill This fall, Congress has an important opportunity to create jobs and grow the economy by passing a long-term, comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill. The Farm Bill impacts every American, every day by providing a wide range of programs that strengthen our nation. The Farm Bill is crucial to maintaining a strong agriculture sector and an abundant food supply that benefits all Americans. Over the past two years, producers have faced a multitude of disasters from drought, to flooding, to blizzards. These events demonstrate how important the safety net is to keeping producers going strong. Under the
editor’s mail 2008 Farm Bill, the Farm Service Agency was able to provide $464,816,552 in disaster assistance to Kansas farmers, ranchers and landowners using Farm Bill programs. A new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill would provide a strong crop insurance program, reauthorize the now-expired disaster assistance programs, and provide retroactive assistance for livestock producers. By reforming the safety net to eliminate the direct payment program - which pays producers whether or not they are in need of assistance - the Food, Farm and Jobs Bill would
Heartless In East Carroll, the rich live north of Lake Providence, the poor south. The two groups seldom interact. East Carroll’s most affluent five percent average $611,000 a year - 90 times the $6,800 incomes the poorest fifth of the parish average. “Looking across Lake Providence from the north,” writes Sutter, “can warp a person’s vision.” One example of this warped vision: East Carroll’s rich see food stamps as an “entitlement” that rots poor people’s incentive to work. Yet these same rich annually pocket enormously generous farm subsidies. In 2010, East Carroll’s most highly subsidized farm owner grabbed $655,000 from one federal subsidy alone. The average food stamp payout in the parish: $1,492 per person per
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year. What should we do about the rampant inequality in East Carroll Parish and far beyond? For starters, we could end federal farm subsidies for wealthy farmers - and restore food stamps to full strength. The longer-term task? That would include everything from raising taxes on the nation’s most privileged to raising minimum wages for the nation’s lowest-paid workers. In 2013 America, sums up CNN’s Sutter, we’ve come to see stark gaps between rich and poor as “inevitable.” His simple reminder for us all: “They don’t have to be.” Sam Pizzigati is an Institute for Policy Studies associate fellow and a co-author of the new report ‘Fix the Debt’ CEOs Enjoy TaxpayerSubsidized Pay.” His latest book is The Rich Don’t Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class
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He would have been able to afford a checkup (with no co-payment) that might have detected his disease earlier. His policy would cover his expensive prescription medications. He wouldn’t have to worry about bumping up against annual and lifetime limits on benefits. Karen reports that Patrick’s kidney disease is mostly stable. He was lucky enough to obtain bare-bones health care (no dental or vision) through a local program. But Patrick remains a disturbing illustration of gaping holes in the social safety net. Texas Gov. Rick Perry chose to opt out of Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid to cover impoverished, childless adults like Patrick. Patrick could purchase insurance on the new health-care exchanges but - because of Perry’s Medicaid declination - he would have to pay the full premium. As Karen noted, “He is, paradoxically, too poor for subsidies.” Meanwhile, Patrick is out of work. His unemployment compensation ran out long ago. Despite his medical problems, he’s been unable to qualify for Social Security disability. So, yes, this is an infuriating moment in the implementation of Obamacare. But as you steam, stop and think about people like Patrick Tumulty - and where they’d be without it. Ruth Marcus is an editorial writer for The Washington Post, specializing in politics, campaign finance, the federal budget and taxes
also save billions of dollars in the next decade. In addition, it would allow USDA to continue export promotion efforts that have led to the best five-year period in agricultural trade in American history, and provide FSA with the tools to extend additional farm credit in Kansas. The Farm Bill is also a job creation bill that would empower USDA to partner with rural communities to grow, expand and support new businesses. A new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill would help Main Street businesses grow and hire more, strengthen infrastructure in our small towns and provide new opportunities in biobased product manufacturing
and renewable energy. For example, in Kansas, USDA Rural Development has provided funding to nearly 200 projects since 2009 that help farmers, ranchers and rural businesses save energy through the Rural Energy for America Program. This and many other efforts could continue with a new Farm Bill. A new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill would make important investments in nutrition programs that provide critical assistance to vulnerable Americans, including children, seniors, people with disabilities who are unable to work, and returning veterans. It would enable the USDA to continue our
work with more than 500,000 producers and landowners to conserve the soil and water. It would undertake new strategies to improve agricultural research, and it would ensure a safe food supply. All of these efforts strengthen our nation. A new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill would continue the job growth we’ve seen in recent years and help grow the rural economy. That’s why President Obama has identified passage of a new Farm Bill as one of his top three legislative priorities this fall. This is a prime opportunity to give America’s farmers, ranchers and producers the certainty they need about the next
five years of U.S. farm policy, while investing in the rural communities that stand at the heart of our values. The Farm Bill has stood as a model of bipartisan consensus for decades and it is high time that both Democrats and Republicans come to a compromise on this new Farm Bill. It is our hope that Senate and House conferees will reach a consensus quickly and move a Farm Bill forward as soon as possible. Patty A. Clark State Director USDA Rural Development Adrian J. Polansky State Executive Director Farm Service Agency
GOP blasts Obama’s support of their idea by Andy Borowitz
WA S H I N G T O N (The Borowitz Report) Moments after President Obama said he would allow insurers to continue health plans that were to be cancelled under the Affordable Care Act, leading Republicans blasted the President for agreeing with an idea that they had supported. “It’s true that we’ve been strongly in favor of
Americans being allowed to keep their existing plans,” said House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). “But now that the President is for it, we’re convinced that it’s a horrible idea.” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) went further in ripping the President, calling Mr. Obama’s tactic of adopting ideas proposed by him and fellow Republicans “beneath contempt.”
Blame candidate Michele Bachmann noted, “The ‘Great Society’ has not worked and it’s put us into the modern welfare state. If you look at China, they don’t have food stamps. If you look at China, they’re in a very different situation. They save for their own retirement security
said. “He wants to apologize for that.” But far from putting an end to the controversy, the President’s apology drew a swift rebuke from another congressional Republican, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), who called it a “blatant provocation.” “If the President is going to continue agreeing with us and apologizing to us, he is playing with fire,” he warned.
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. . . they don’t have the modern welfare state and China’s growing. And so what I would do is look at the programs that LBJ gave us with the Great Society and they’d be gone.” Communist China is the example of what the United States should aspire to be.
Concern Kentucky did that, and its site is being held up as a model for what the federal site could be once it’s repaired. Similarly, there have been few complaints from residents of the 12 other states that established their own exchanges. Usually, Republicans are all for states’ rights. They hate centralized, federal power. But not in this case! That’s because they knew the more states that piled into the federal exchange, the more crushing the demand and the more likely something would go buggy. And that’s exactly what they got! Thirty-six states rebuffed the opportunity for local autonomy, and Republicans got what they
“The President should be aware that any future agreeing with us will be seen for what it is: a hostile act,” he said. Minutes later, White House spokesman Jay Carney helmed a hastily called press conference, hoping to stem the quickly escalating cooperation scandal. “The President understands that he has offended some Republicans in Congress by agreeing with them,” Mr. Carney
And with a little more effort, it can happen. We have to be willing to spy on our own people. Check. We need a ruling elite. Check. We have to be willing to do without a pesky middle class. Getting there. And the poor have to
accept the fact that they’re poor because of their own choosing and society is under no obligation to make their life any better. It’s the way God would want it. Just ask the Republicans. Rod Haxton can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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wanted - something else to complain about, even if that means they’re whining that their constituents can’t get the very insurance that Republicans never wanted them to get anyway. Brady’s complaint about insurers dropping clients is legitimate. It’s outrageous. The law allowed some of these plans to continue - grandfathered in - even though they didn’t comply with the new rules. But some insurance companies cancelled them anyway. In some other cases, the policies didn’t qualify for grandfathering. And in some, the insurer would have cancelled them whether the ACA had been passed or not. Such
cancellations occurred regularly in the past. In some cases, the insurers sent the policy holders threatening termination letters. Some policy holders interpreted these letters to mean that they had to buy more expensive policies immediately or lose coverage. At least one state has fined a national insurer for misleading policy holders. In another case, an insurer cancelled the plan that covered a Seattle woman, her husband and 15-year-old daughter and recommended they accept a new plan at an extra $300 a month. The letter didn’t mention Washington’s state insurance exchange, where the woman found a plan
that will cost her family $1,000 less a month than the one the insurer told her to accept. Her conclusion: “People who are afraid of the ACA should be much more afraid of the insurance companies.” The ACA isn’t perfect. But now that Republicans have decided they care whether Americans have access to health insurance, surely they will be working night and day to assist the 3 percent who will have to pay more, and no longer trying to kill the law that will help 25 million Americans get health insurance. Leo W. Gerard is the International president of the United Steelworkers
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If making a fruit pie, this is when you would fill with your favorite filling. I then begin to roll my second piece of dough out for the top crust. Once you have covered the filling with top crust, pinch the edges together to seal the two crusts. Using a butter knife, run it along the outer edge of the pie plate in an up and down motion to trim off any excess dough. You will then need to make a few cuts in the top crust to allow steam to escape. Many people dot the top of the crust with butter pats (1/8 inch thick) so that it browns nicely. I prefer to do this under the crust myself. Also, I always sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar on the top of the crust right before I bake it (that’s what my mom did). When I bake fruit pies, I always put a cookie sheet under the pie to catch any over flow filling. Before I bake my pie, I cover the edges with foil so that the edges will not get too brown before the rest of the pie is baked. Remove them after about 30 minutes of cooking.
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Here are few extra helpful tips when baking pies. •Dull metal or glass pie plates work best for even browning. Shiny pans will cause your crust to be soggy on the bottom. •If using a foil pie pan, they run smaller in size, so adjust your filling accordingly. •You can make and freeze unbaked fruit pies easily. Just make your pie as normal and slip it into a freezer bag that is large enough. Label your bag and bake within four months. Genelle Krehbiel, the office professional at the Extension office, substitutes milk for the water in her pie crust recipes and it produces a wonderful flaky crust. She also gives the top of her unbaked pie crust a brush of milk instead of butter before sprinkling a little sugar on it to get a nice brown color. Just use a pastry brush and paint a thin milk coat on the top, just enough for the sugar to stick before baking. I can tell you that Genelle’s crust is very good. I hope this column will help some of you to be better pie bakers and maybe encourage others to try.
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Profit “At first I was worried, but then I looked at it as a challenge,” says the SCHS junior. “I figured they could compare the ones the school makes to the ones I made. I think everyone was satisfied. I had several people come back for more.” After getting an idea of what the competition would be like, Taylor George and Keith Farr decided it was important to go a different direction with their food booth, so they prepared minicheesecake cupcakes and cookies. At $1.25 each, the cupcakes didn’t last long. Like each of the young entrepreneurs, George and Farr did their research. About a month ago they began conducting an informal poll of students during lunch time asking what dessert they would prefer. Cheesecake was a popular choice, which was fine with George since they were also easy to prepare. As for the selling price, “it seemed a logical price that people would be willing to pay,” says George. With an investment of just $50, the two young
Band “I’m a hard worker because I want the kids to be successful,” said Raynes, “but that doesn’t mean I’m in bad health.” Kristin Duff felt the number of band members, which were less than 25 students to start the school year, shouldn’t be blamed on Raynes. She said that was a trend that had been occurring over the last three years. She also questioned the board’s decision to get by with just one band director at the high school and the junior high since the departure of Shawn Henderson following the 2010-11 school year. Duff said it was unfair to expect one director to be responsible for teaching so many students during school time in addition to the trips, competitions and events outside of school. “The problem is that when we eliminate a position we don’t get it back,” she said. “I’m very concerned about what will happen with the program.” Duff said the board’s
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business people split a net profit of $130.50, which was the second highest return on investment among the eight businesses. Tasty Tators With her Dutch background, MacKenzie Koehn said she was trying to decide whether to offer shredded potatoes covered with cheese or Irish sundaes. “I wanted to make something that (the students) wouldn’t normally have,” she said. Koehn went with the shredded potatoes and they didn’t last long at $3 a bowl. As part of her marketing plan, Koehn had distributed coupons around the school ahead of time which offered the meal for just $2.25. “A lot of kids used the coupons,” said Koehn, who was surprised at the success of her booth considering all the other food that was served. As it turned out, her $18.50 investment yielded a net profit of $113.50. The whopping 613.5 percent return on investment topped all the booths. “I learned that if you’re going to do something like
Customers wait in line for enchiladas that were prepared by Miguel Chavez during Market Day at SCHS last Friday. (Record Photo)
this you need to do your research,” says Koehn. “I wish I’d have made more.” The booth with the largest sales was “Cut and Kropp Design” operated by Wyatt Kropp. He offered Scott City Beaver shirts at $18 each and brought in total sales of $1,788.50 - producing a profit of $201.68. “I can’t cook, so we decided to design a t-shirt,” says Kropp. He started out with three shirt designs, but
narrowed it to a single shirt following a survey of students. Kropp was surprised at the success of the venture. He anticipated sales of 50-75 shirts, but ended up taking orders for 128. Kropp said the experience taught the value of advance planning. “By doing a survey ahead of time, I was able to narrow the choices down to a shirt that most people wanted,” he says. “Once I was able to get the first couple of sales
it really snowballed after that.” Reese says he was surprised at the success of the business ventures. “I tell the kids to be conservative in how much food they prepare because they only have a 1-1/2 hour window when they can make their sales,” says Reese. “Selling out of something is not a bad thing.” He credited the students with doing a good job of deciding what to sell and doing research on
their potential customers. “What they’re doing in this class is the same thing that would be asked of them if they were to start a real business. It gives them an idea of what to expect,” he adds. This is advance preparation for later this year when the Youth Entrepreneurs will be asked to create business plans that target a larger market. The top winner in that presentation will have the opportunity to submit their plan in a regional showcase.
“We have someone who is willing and capable of helping the students to rehearse and practice,” says Supt. Bill Wilson. “We’re putting a plan into effect and moving forward.” Wilson says the administration “wasn’t overly pleased” with the other applicants for the position last fall, so he doesn’t anticipate looking for a replacement “real diligently until after Christmas when there are a new crop of (college) graduates.” “We’ll be leaning on our other musical instruc-
tors in the short term to make sure that we don’t miss contest deadlines and to assist students who are wanting to pursue college options. Those were concerns that were expressed (on Wednesday) and we appreciate what these parents were saying.” He acknowledges that the timing for the board’s decision isn’t ideal, but that the band program will continue. “I’m confident that, at the high school level, we’ll continue to have pep
band, concert performances and be able to prepare students for festival performances,” Wilson says. “I can’t say that with the same level of confidence about our middle school program. We’re still trying to determine whether we can perform winter concerts. “We know there will be a lot of eyes upon us,” he added, “but we continue having the highest expectations for our band program and remain committed to making that available to our students.”
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decision will also impact those seniors who are hoping to get band scholarships. Michelle Morris reminded the board that her daughter, a senior at SCHS, has had six band directors since the seventh grade. “It’s not fair,” she said. “They need someone they can feel comfortable with and who will carry them through.” Everett Green, a longtime friend of Raynes, praised the director for what he brings to the music department. “My son was excited because he knew that jazz band would be important under Clint’s direction,” said Green. He reminded the board that the program’s participation was in decline before Raynes arrived and that “rebuilding takes time.” Amy France, Raynes’ daughter, had a stack of letters in support of her father. “It’s sad what these
(band) kids have to go through,” she said. “We’re not down to 17 (students) because of what one man is doing. It’s because we don’t have confidence in a teacher and where he wants to go with the program. Maybe we should invest a little more in our music program. “A lot of people are outraged by what’s happening,” she added. “Maybe we don’t know the whole story.” After rescinding his resignation letter, the board met in executive session for 15 minutes. After returning to public session, the board voted unanimously (member Eric Erven was not in attendance) to terminate Raynes’ contract effective Nov. 12. Program Will Continue The district has begun steps to immediately fill the position. The position has been posted internally. If no one steps forward who is qualified, the board will look at other options.
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Honoring the selfless service of our veterans What could be accomplished if elected officials showed the same selfless dedication to their nation as do those who serve in the armed forces, wondered former U.S. Marine Capt. Skip Numrich during Monday’s Veterans Day program held at the Scott County courthouse memorial. The morning program featured a military honor guard and members of the Scott Community High School National Honor Society who carried the colors and also gave readings. “Wouldn’t it be refreshing today to see our elected representatives - of both parties - share in selfless service to the ideals of individual freedoms and the values expressed in our Constitution rather than imposing a tyranny of the majority?” asked Numrich. “Wouldn’t we also be better citizens and people if we, too, lived by those ideals?” During his brief speech, Numrich noted that the U.S. has been “blessed with men and women who have answered the call to defend freedom.” “They were citizens in the truest sense, serving not for personal gain or glory, but for the ideals set forth in the Constitution and its preamble.” Recognition was given and the names read of the 27 Scott County residents who died in military service to this nation. Veterans Day, said Numrich, is a shining example of selfless devotion to one’s country. “Doing the right thing without thought of personal gain is their simple reward and it is a debt that can never be forgotten or repaid,” he added.
Scott City junior James Slater (above) plays “Taps” during the Veterans Day service at the Scott County Courthouse. Junior Brett Meyer (left) was among National Honor Society students who were part of the color guard and gave readings. (Record Photos)
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Scott City Middle School students who participated in the Kansas Music Educators Association honor choir for Southwest Kansas at Dodge City last Saturday were (front row, from left) Abbigail Prochnow, Miles Haire and Zoey Majors. (Back row) Brayden Bollwinkel, Jordan Cramer, Daniel Nolasco, Tasha Dearden and Emily Smith. They were under the direction of Jodi Reese.
School Calendar Sat., Nov. 16: SCHS football in sectional playoff at Conway Springs, 4:00 p.m.; SCHS debate at Hays-TMP, 5:30 p.m.; SCMS 8th grade girls in basketball tournament at Hays. Mon., Nov. 18: High school winter sports practices begin; SCMS quiz bowl at Dighton, 3:00 p.m.; SCHS scholar’s bowl at Holcomb, 4:00 p.m.; SCHS in wrestling quad at Goodland, 4:00 p.m. Tues., Nov. 19: SCHS in scholar’s bowl at Leoti, 4:00 p.m.; SCMS 7th grade basketball vs Ulysses (H), 4:00 p.m.; SCHS 8th grade basketball vs Ulysses (T), 4:00 p.m.; SCES Site Council meeting, 7:00 p.m. Wed., Nov. 20: SCHS FFA hosts annual Career Fair. Thurs., Nov. 21: SCES 1st/2nd grade Christmas program matinee, 2:00 p.m.; SCMS 7th grade basketball vs Colby (T), 4:00 p.m.; SCMS 8th grade basketball vs Colby (H), 4:00 p.m.; SCES 1st/2nd grade music program, 7:00 p.m. Fri., Nov. 22: Sub-state football playoffs. Sat., Nov. 23: SCHS debate at Hugoton; SCMS wrestling in Ulysses tournament, 10:00 a.m. Mon., Nov. 25: SCMS 7th grade basketball vs Oakley (H), 4:00 p.m.; SCMS 8th grade basketball vs Oakley (T), 4:00 p.m.
Dighton student fifth in regional music auditions Clayton Capra, a freshman from Dighton, was among 22 Ft. Hays State University students who competed at the West Central Region National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) student auditions on Oct. 31, in Emporia against singers from Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado. Six FHSU students were selected as regional finalists and five as semi-finalists. Capra was awarded fifth place in the college freshman men’s division.
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How would you rate your personal financial literacy? Jason Alderman
I’m not sure whether it was intentional or merely a coincidence that several years ago Congress proclaimed April to be Financial Literacy Month. April is also the month when millions of Americans grimly write a check to the IRS and resolve to do a better job managing their money; and when millions of others squander their tax
refund without realizing why receiving overly large refunds isn’t sound financial management. The National Foundation of Credit Counseling just released the results of its seventh annual Consumer Financial Literacy Survey, which tracks Americans’ attitudes and behaviors related to personal finance. NFCC spokesperson Gail Cunningham said,
Scott City Council Agenda Mon., Nov. 18 • 7:30 p.m. City Hall • 221 W. 5th •Call to Order •Approve minutes of Nov. 4 regular meeting •Approve minutes of Nov. 8 special meeting •Scott County Development Committee update •Scott Recreation Commission Director Lauren Robinson and city reps Marci Patton and Danny Morris 1) Audit report 2) Review water usage and annual credit •Discussion of airport hangar rent for T-hangar and roundtop •Approve curb/gutter cost-share sign-up form •Open agenda: audience is invited to voice ideas or concerns. A time limit may be requested Police Department 1) Misc. business Parks Department 1) Misc. business Public Works Department 1) Discuss water and sewer rates Clerk’s Department 1) Employee evaluations to department heads •Financial and investment reports •Mayor’s comments
“On a positive note, by certain measures a large percentage of Americans do feel they’re getting a better handle on controlling their finances,” she said. “On the downside, however, many people give themselves poor grades on their knowledge of personal finance, and worry that they’re not saving enough for a rainy day - or for retirement.” Here are some of the survey’s key findings:
•40 percent of adults have a budget and closely track their spending. In other words, 60 percent don’t use a budget. •Only 32 percent of those polled spend less on living expenses now than they did last year - a steady decline since 2009’s 59 percent level. At the same time, 27 percent said they now spend more than they did a year ago. •About 71 percent
Scott Co. LEC Report Scott City Police Department Oct. 28: Shopko reported the theft of property. Nov. 5: Anthony Duong was in the alley in the 1300 block of Main Street when he was attempting to turn around a vehicle and side-swiped a pole with a trailer. Nov. 6: David Heinrich was arrested on a Scott County warrant and transported to the LEC. Nov. 7: Francisco Garcia, Jr., was arrested on a Finney County warrant and transported to the LEC. Nov. 7: David Heinrich was arrested for interference with a law enforcement officer, felony obstruction/resisting arrest and criminal damage to property. He was transported to the LEC. Nov. 7: William Simpson was backing into the street when he side-swiped the driver’s side of a vehicle owned by Jose Ruiz-Balderrama. Nov. 11: Norman Wiechman was southbound in the 900 block of Main Street when he failed to stop at a red light, striking a vehicle owned by Urla Hopkins. Nov. 11: Bridget Anderson was arrested for DUI and non-working signal lamps and transported to the LEC. Scott Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Nov. 11: Lucas Engel reported hitting a deer on south US83 Highway (MM 117). Nov. 12: Jaime Morris reported a deer accident on US83 Highway.
pay all bills on time and have no debts in collection - a seven percent improvement from 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adults who do not pay all bills on time has decreased, from 33 percent in 2012 to 26 percent in 2013. •37 percent carry credit card debt from month to month - a seven percent decrease since the question was first asked in 2009.
Insufficient savings tops the list of financial worries, with 43 percent most worried that they don’t have enough emergency savings, and 38 percent worried they’ll retire with inadequate savings. In fact, a whopping 31 percent say they currently save nothing for retirement. When asked where they learned the most about personal finance, the larg(See LITERACY on page 13)
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KCC’s cold weather rule in effect for Kansas residents The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) reminds Kansans that the Cold Weather Rule takes effect November 1 and remains in effect through March 31. “The Cold Weather Rule ensures Kansans can keep warm during winter months,” says KCC Chairman Mark Sievers. The Cold Weather Rule prohibits utility companies from disconnecting a customer’s natural gas or electric service during periods of extreme cold. The rule requires utility companies to offer a 12-month payment plan to allow consumers to maintain or re-establish utility service.
Disconnection Conditions: •Utility companies may not initiate disconnection until temperatures are forecast to be above 35 degrees for the next 48 hours. •Utility companies must contact the customer by phone or in-person 24 hours before disconnecting service. •Utility companies are prohibited from disconnecting a customer’s service when temperatures are forecast to be at or below 35 degrees over the next 24 hours. The KCC wants Kansans to have the electric and gas service needed to keep their homes warm during winter months. The KCC also recognizes the
Literacy est number (33 percent) said from their parents; yet 78 percent agree that they could benefit from advice and answers to everyday financial questions from a professional. To me, perhaps the most telling statistic is that 40 percent of adults give themselves only a grade of C, D or F on their knowledge of personal finance. Should we be worried because that many people with a poorto-middling understanding of money management are likely to be the major influence on their children’s financial habits? I think so. “Fortunately, many financial education tools are available for people of all ages,” noted Cunningham. “The challenge is making people aware of them and encouraging them to seek help when they need it.” Helpful financial education sites include: •MyMoney.gov (www.mymoney.gov), the government’s web-
customer’s responsibility to make arrangements to pay for that service. Any residential customer with a past due balance will qualify for payment arrangements under the Rule. However, it is the customer’s responsibility to contact the gas or electric company to make those arrangements. Payment Plan conditions to maintain or restore service: •Customers must contact their utility company and inform them they cannot pay their bill in full. •Customers must agree to pay 1/12th of the total amount owed, 1/12th of the current bill, the full amount of any discon-
nection or reconnection fee, plus any applicable deposit to the utility. •Customers must agree to pay the remaining balance in equal payments over the next 11 months, in addition to their current monthly bill. The Cold Weather Rule applies only to residential customers of electric and natural gas utility companies under the KCC’s jurisdiction. For a complete list of utilities regulated by the KCC visit: http://kcc.ks.gov/pi/jurisdictional_utilities.htm. For more information Kansans may contact their local utility company or the KCC’s Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection at (800)662-0027.
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site dedicated to teaching Americans the basics about financial education. •The NFCC (www. nfcc.org), featuring information on obtaining free or low-cost help from
trained, certified credit counselors. •Practical Money Skills for Life (www. pmsfl.com), a free personal financial management program run by Visa
Inc., that includes saving and budgeting tips, and interactive video games like Financial Football that engage students while teaching them moneymanagement skills.
Family Crisis Services is awarded $38,000 grant Family Crisis Services in Garden City has been awarded a $38,669 grant through the Federal Family Violence Prevention and Services Act. The FVPSA provides funds to domestic violence programs that ensure services are provided 24-hours a day and are free to domestic violence victims and their children. Many programs provide outreach, shelter, support groups, crisis intervention, advocacy in obtaining protection from abuse orders, court accompaniment, transportation, and prevention education in schools and communities.
‘Smokeout’ is Nov. 21
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) encourages people to quit smoking as part of the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout on Thurs., Nov. 21. To help smokers who are ready to quit, the department offers cessation support and information online at www.KSquit.org or toll-free at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669). In addition to the Great American Smokeout, November is also COPD Awareness Month. COPD is a serious lung disease that over time makes it difficult to breathe. Also known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, the disease develops slowly and worsens over time - causing many to dismiss symptoms and delay seeking diagnosis and treatment until COPD is in its late stages. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic lower respiratory disease, primarily COPD, was the third leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2011.
Kansans turn in 5 tons of medications Kansans turned in nearly five tons of medications during the recent National Drug Take-Back Day. Statewide law enforcement officials collected 9,777 pounds of medications at 104 locations. The semi-annual event was sponsored nationwide by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, which collects and safely destroys the medications. This was the highest amount ever collected in Kansas during a take-back day. More than 22 tons of medications have been collected in Kansas since the program began in 2010. Medicines that remain in home cabinets are highly susceptible to abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are increasing, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.
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Former ag secretaries: farm bill doesn’t promote healthy eating Sandra Boodman Kaiser Health News
As Farm Bill negotiations grind on in Congress, former U.S. agriculture secretary and Kansas native Dan Glickman has co-authored a paper with another former ag secretary that he said he hopes might prime the pump for improved Farm Bills of the future. The article was titled “The Essential Role of Food and Farm Policy In Improving Health.” Glickman said most Farm Bill programs are geared to
the traditional big-five crops: wheat, corn, soybeans, cotton, and rice, with disincentives for growing fruits and vegetables. “But all the evidence is that people need to increase their consumption of vegetables. We need to make sure farmers can grow enough of that domestically or else we’re going to be importing all of it. And that’s not really discussed in the context of the current Farm Bill. “There’s an old expression ‘You are what you eat’ and we’re finding that people’s
diet contributes to their longterm physical health,” he said. Glickman was ag secretary to President Bill Clinton from March 1995 until 2001. “Changes to U.S. food and farm policy alone cannot solve America’s obesity crisis,” Glickman and Veneman concluded. “But the scale and long-term implications of that crisis also mean that the nation cannot afford to forgo any opportunity to address it. The current debate over the Farm Bill is one of those opportunities: a critical moment when we can ensure that improve-
ments to our nation’s physical and fiscal health go hand in hand with meaningful reform in food and farm policy.” Glickman said the article was aimed at influencing future Farm Bill debates, if not the current one. The Senate version would cut $4 billion from the food aid program, the House version would cut $40 billion. Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow, a Michigan Democrat, said this week she (See EATING on page 15)
Payment delays still a KanCare issue Small hospital execs still report problems SMITH CENTER KanCare apparently looks different here than it does in Topeka. “The process has not gone as smoothly as the people at the Statehouse would have you believe as far as
the implementation is concerned,” said Allen Van Driel, chief executive of Smith County Memorial Hospital, a small, rural facility near the Nebraska border. “The party line is that the managed care plans are working and that KanCare is a huge success, that it’s processing claims and all that. But that’s simply not factual.” Van Driel said his hospital, which includes a small nursing home where 50 percent of
the residents are on Medicaid, has had ongoing problems with the new system since it was launched Jan. 1 by the administration of Gov. Sam Brownback. Nine months into the initiative, Van Driel said, his hospital still has trouble getting fully paid for its services, particularly for those related to long-term care. He said one of the three KanCare managed care companies hadn’t made a single,
Dental program for kids on hold because of KanCare MCO Phil Cauthon KHI News Service
If state-run Medicaid had its problems, one part that was working well in Kansas was providing oral health care to kids through programs such as Kansas Cavity Free Kids, Head Start officials say. By the fifth year of the pilot program, which began in 2007, more than 7,000 children in 41 rural counties had received regular cleanings, fluoride varnishes and sealants from dental hygienists in Head Start classrooms. It worked so well that program officials planned to expand it to other areas of the state where access to dental care is chronically limited. But the program was effectively shut down after the launch of KanCare on Jan. 1, when day-today management of the state’s Medicaid program was turned
Kansas Cavity Free Kids
Kansas Cavity Free Kids began in the wake of reports of a severe and growing shortage of dentists. Thousands of Kansans in rural areas of the state lack the ability to stop by a dentist on the way to work or school. In rural Kansas, it’s not unusual for parents to take a “vacation” day and pull their children from school to drive the whole family 60 miles or more to visit a dentist, say those from the western half of the state. “Growing up out there, it’s just understood,” said Nathan Schmidt, a third year dental school student from Wallace county in northwest Kansas. “You take the entire afternoon off, or in the case of braces the whole day off.” over to three for-profit managed care companies.
SCH can assist individuals select prescription plan
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Local residents who need assistance in selecting the Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage that works best for them can contact Brandi Heim with the Scott County Hospital. Heim will assist persons in selecting the plan that fits their needs. For an appointment call 874-4868. This is a free community service being offered by the Scott County Hospital.
correct payment to the hospital since the program was launched. “Initially, they couldn’t even tell us why we weren’t getting paid,” he said. “They’d say things like ‘there’s a bug in the system.’” Then a couple weeks ago, he said, it seemed there was some progress. The managed care company “hired an individual who seemed to have good knowledge of the (See PAYMENT on page 15)
The Scott County Hospital Board of Directors approved the Community Health Needs Assessment, Hospital Implementation Plan at their monthly board meeting held on October 28, 2013. To view this plan go to www.scotthospital. net and click on the link titled CHNA Hospital Implementation Plan. A hard copy is available for review at Scott County Hospital.
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FDA moves to phase out artificial trans fats Health concerns in the past focused primarily on saturated fats, but in recent years the health community has come to view PHOs or trans fats as a greater health threat. Consumption of trans fat raises low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol, increasing the
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food. Trans fat is the common name for unsaturated
fat with trans-isomer fatty acid. Trans fats are sometimes monounsaturated or polyunsaturated, but never saturated. Food manufacturers use partially hydrogenated oils to improve the texture, shelf life and flavor stability of foods.
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hopes a deal can be reached before Thanksgiving. Others are less confident a deal will be reached. “There is a slightly better chance than 50/50 that we will get a bill rolled into a budget at the end of the year. But it’s no better than that,” Barry Flinchbaugh, a Kansas State University agricultural economist. Glickman says his article focuses on “a longer term issue: the relationship between food production and health.” Donn Teske, president of the Kansas Farmers Union, said he agreed that federal policies should be reshaped to support healthier food production. “Kansas used to be a hotbed of vegetable and orchard production,” he said. “The Kaw River valley was known as the potato capital of the world. But we’ve evolved with the government programs.”
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UnitedHealthcare, one of the three KanCare contractors, chose to not authorize payment for teeth cleanings performed at Head Start, a decision that effectively put the entire program on ice. “United does not recognize (a hygienist’s) services if she’s working under Head Start for doing cleanings for kids or for pregnant women,” said Kathy Hunt, the Head Start official who coordinated Kansas Cavity Free Kids. The other two KanCare companies - Amerigroup and Sunflower State Health Plan, a Centene subsidiary - continued the previous state policy of allowing dental care performed at Head Start facilities to be billed under Medicaid. But Hunt said the program could not continue serving children covered by those companies while turning away others covered by United. “Quite frankly, we have not provided services since” KanCare began, Hunt said. “We can’t say ‘I’m going to provide services for this child and not for this child.’” Hunt also serves on the board of directors for Oral Health Kansas. She testified about the problem last month at the first meeting of the Legislature’s KanCare oversight committee. A month later, she hadn’t had any response from legislators, state officials or representatives of UnitedHealthcare.
claims processing problem,” Van Driel said. The company rep told Van Driel the hospital should resubmit its claims dating back to Jan. 1 and everything would get worked out. “But the problem is their claim resubmittal process doesn’t work,” he said. “The place where you’re supposed to be able to submit a corrected claim on their website, it’s not there. The links don’t work and when we pointed this out to them, the eventual response we got was to submit the claims through (Kansas Department of Health and Environment) and they would pass them along to the MCO (managed care company). The result is we’re nine months in and we still haven’t gotten paid.” Rosier Picture Brownback officials have tended to paint a rosier picture, particularly when describing the program to the broader public. Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer when asked recently about some of the problems said the KanCare initiative was going “better than expected.” A solution? Steve Kelly, CEO of Newton Medical Center and a former member of
risk of coronary heart disease. Food companies and U.S. consumers have been cutting back on trans fats for some time. Trans fat content information began appearing in the Nutrition Facts label of foods in 2006, and according to the FDA, trans fat intake
among American consumers has declined from 4.6 grams per day in 2003 to about one gram per day in 2012. However, some processed foods such as certain desserts, microwave popcorn products, frozen pizzas, margarines and
coffee creamers still contain trans fats. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, believes further reduction in the amount of trans fat in the American diet could prevent an additional 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart disease each year.
concerns. And officials at the Kansas Hospital Association said the problems reported by the large, urban hospitals also were being experienced at the smaller, rural facilities. “I know healthcare is about change, but sometimes too much is too much,” said Sandra Montes, the director of patient financial services at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, describing the experiences she and others have had with KanCare. Montes said the problems were fewer than in the earliest months of the program, but were still significant and time consuming. In February, she said, she would have
scored KanCare at “at least 10 or 11” on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being “total chaos.” Now, she said, she would score it about 4. “We sometimes feel like we’re beating our heads against the wall,” she said, citing inconsistencies when dealing with the companies’ representatives on billing or authorization issues. “There’s constant voice mails, emails, phone tags and sometimes you don’t get anywhere.” Montes and others in her department said they thought the state had implemented KanCare too quickly with too little input from the people who actually deliver Medicaid services.
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the KanCare Advisory Council, says he has an idea that might make KanCare implementation easier for all concerned. He suggests the state mimic a Medicare mechanism that allows providers to be paid the historical rates they’ve received under Medicaid with adjustments made every quarter or at the end of the year in the event of overpayment or underpayment. That would assure hospitals enough money to continue their services while the “mechanical” problems of KanCare were being resolved. Problems like those reported by Van Driel and others have been described by Colyer and other Brownback officials
as “bumps in the road,” of the sort to be expected with any large-scale change in a complex system. But Kansas hospital officials have become increasingly vocal about the problems they are experiencing with the system changes. When it’s ‘Too Much’ Last month, Hugh Tappan, chief executive of Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, one of the state’s largest, met with area legislators and told them that KanCare was adding to Wesley’s administrative costs due to disputed claims for reimbursement. Officials at Via Christi, the state’s largest health care system, echoed his
Pastime at Park Lane Doris Riner and Alan Graham led Sunday afternoon services. Residents played Wii bowling on Monday evening. Pastor Bob Artz led Bible study on Tuesday morning. Chocolate ice cream cones were served to residents on Tuesday afternoon. Residents played “Who wants to Be a Millionaire” on Tuesday evening. Rev. Warren Prochnow led Lutheran Bible study on Wednesday morning. Residents played bingo on Wednesday afternoon. Mary Ann Spangler and Madeline Murphy were the helpers. Several residents played cards on Wednesday evening. Elsie Nagel gave manicures on Thursday morning.
Cheerleaders visit with residents
SCHS cheerleaders visited, played cards and worked on puzzles with some of the residents on Wednesday afternoon.
Residents enjoy pitch, dominoes
Residents played pitch and dominoes on Monday afternoon. Game helpers were Madeline Murphy, Dorothy King, Joy Barnett, Hugh McDaniel and Mandy Barnett.
The Hit and Miss Band from the VIP center performed on Thursday afternoon. Russel and Mary Webster hosted Bible study on Thursday evening. Fr. Bernard Felix led Catholic Mass on Friday morning. Rev. Warren Prochnow led Lutheran services on Friday afternoon. Residents snacked on chocolate covered bananas on Friday afternoon.
Deaths Methodist Church. She spent most of her time helping her husband and son on the family farm. Survivors include her son, Mark, Fowler, and special friend, Kimberly Knopp, Liberal; a sister, Peggy Roe, and husband, Larry, Oberlin; a brother, Vance Shay and wife, Dana, Healy; nephews Tyler Roe, Michael Roe, Camron Shay and Jeremy Dewell; and nieces Jordan Dreiling and Aubrey Dewell. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents, and her parents in-law, Melvin and Ethel Copenhaver. A celebration of life services were held on Monday at the Fowler United Methodist Church. Interment followed at the Fowler Cemetery. Memorials can be given to the Fowler Threshing Days in care of Fidler-OrmeBachman Mortuary in Meade.
JoAnn L. Barrows JoAnn L. Barrows, 85, died Nov. 7, 2013, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. She was born March 13, 1928, at Marienthal to Joseph and Estella Knobbe. She married Harold Barrows in February 1950 at Marienthal.They moved to Liberal in 1951. Harold died in April 2005 at Liberal. Survivors include: one son, Donald Barrows, Hutchinson; one daughter, Sharon Graves, Hutchinson; one grandson, Gary Graves, Lawrence; one brother, Larry Knobbe, Marienthal; and two sis-
Luella Dirks was visited by Willetta Payne, Darla Luebbers and Lucille Dirks. Bonnie Pickett was visited by Gloria Wright, Margaret Koehn, Sharon Roemer, Larry and Philene Pickett and Arlene Cauthon. Earl Gorman was visited by Jay Gorman, Loretta Gorman, Charlene Becht, Connie Gruver, Pete Steffens and Jane McBroom. Joyce Bohnert was visited by Tina Turley. Mildred Van Pelt was visited by David Van Pelt. Jake Leatherman was visited by Jerry and Margaret Snyder, Don and Judy Bronwing, and George Armantrout. Geraldine Graves was visited by Charlene Becht. Rod and Kathy Haxton and Melissa Jasnoch were visitors of Boots Haxton.
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Delilah Copenhaver Delilah Copenhaver, 63, Fowler, died Nov. 8, 2013. Delilah Meg Shay was born to Elginore and Mary (Garner) Shay on March 24, 1950, in Scott City. She graduated from Healy High School in 1968. She received an associate’s degree from Garden City Community College in 1970, and earned a degree in elementary education from Ft. Hays State University in 1972. She began teaching first and second grades in Fowler that same year, where she met her husband, Gary Copenhaver. They were married on August 5, 1973. In addition to teaching for six years, Delilah was active in many organizations, most notably Fowler Threshing Days. She helped organize the Christmas Angels for many years in Fowler along with “Country Girls.” She was a member of the Fowler United
Wii bowling was played on Friday evening. Residents watched the video, “Sigfreid and Roy’s Magic” on Saturday afternoon. Vivian Kreiser was visited by Larry and Sharon Lock. Mary Alice Lawrence King was visited by Shorty Lawrence. Lorena Turley was visited by Neta Wheeler, Tracy Hess and Arlene Cauthon.
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ters, Lucille Dean, Leoti, and Yvonne Schwindt, Ulysses. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant daughter, Diana; and brothers Jess Knobbe and Vern Knobbe. Funeral mass was held Nov. 11 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Scott City, with Fr. Bernard Felix presiding. Burial was at the Scott County Cemetery, Scott City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Hutchinson Animal Shelter in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, Ks. 67501.
Week of November 18-22 Monday: Beef and noodles, Scandinavian vegetables, whole wheat bread, strawberries and pears. Tuesday: Chicken parmesan, baked potato, peas and carrots, whole wheat bread, orange slices. Wednesday: Swiss steak with tomatoes, mashed potatoes, steamed cabbage, whole wheat roll, apricots. Thursday: Roast turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli, whole wheat roll, pumpkin pie cake. Friday: Spaghetti and meat sauce, corn, tossed salad, French bread, applesauce. meals are $3.25 • call 872-3501
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Darlene Richman was visited by Tina Turley and Mike Deschner. Herb Graves was visited by Kelsi Schwartz, Tina Turley, Janece Roberts and Emily Wright. Mike Kitch was visited by Janece Roberts and Charlene Becht. Ruth Holland was visited by Debbie Bush, Charlene Becht, Frankie Rowton and Stefanie Perry. Cecile Billings was visited by Ann Beaton and Delinda Dunagan. Jim Jeffrey was visited by Donna Lund, Clearwater, Fla., Calvin and Nathella Humburg, and Nathella Jeffrey. Edith Norman was visited by Doris Riner, Nancy Holt, Sue Riner; Bret Norman, Adel, Ia.; Tom and Sara Shane; and Reid and Cindy Norman, Lubbock, Tex.
Dona Dee Carpenter was visited by Bill John, Jerry and Margaret Snyder, and Gloria O’Bleness. Dottie Fouquet was visited by Jon and Anne Crane, Mark Fouquet, Donna Gaschler, Ethan McDaniel-Noll, and Nicole Latta. Verna Willman was visited by Bob Willman. Judy Redburn was visited by Mary Torson, Carol Ellis, Elizabeth Parkinson, Inday Lehman and Parker Nevills. Brenda Bremer was visited by Wanda Wright. Hilda Gruver was visited by Tina Turley. Delores Brooks was visited by Ruth White, Fritzi Rauch, Lucille Dirks, Charles Brooks and Cheryl Perry. Mike Leach was visited by Linda Dunagan and Rev. Don Martin from St. Luke’s Church.
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Offer foster parenting class in Garden City Persons interested in exploring foster parenthood are encouraged to register for an upcoming 10-week course provided free of charge by Saint Francis Community Services. Classes start Tues., Nov. 19, 6:00 p.m., in Classroom A of Saint Catherine Hospital, 1515 E. Kansas Avenue, Garden
City. The course, “Partnering for Safety and Permanence – Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting” is designed to help persons make an informed decision about becoming a resource family for children in foster care or adoption programs. The State of Kansas requires that all potential
foster parents complete PS-MAPP training. According to Saint Francis Foster Care Home Recruiter Julie Dinkel, there is a significant need for new foster homes throughout Finney County. About 80 Finney County children are in foster and kinship care, but 34 of those children
must stay in homes outside the county because there aren’t enough local foster families to accommodate them. Surrounding counties also have a need for foster parents. The PS-MAPP program provides information and skill development for prospective foster parents and helps them gain a bet-
ter understanding of the needs of children in foster care. Course participants are also given information about resources for foster parents, parenting techniques and available support services. Persons interested in registering for the class can call 620-276-4482, ext. 47, or visit online at www.st-francis.org.
Be cautious of prescription cards Kansas residents are urged to use caution if they should receive a prescription discount card in the mail. The Kansas Attorney General’s office reports that the cards, which have been arriving in mail boxes, may not be
what they appear. These cards, which were not requested by consumers, claim they can save “up to 75 percent on all FDAapproved drugs at pharmacies everywhere.” “Consumers should know these cards are not
Park Place People
by Doris Riner
The other day I went over to see Pa and Ma to see if I could sit on the porch with the dog. They said “not yet, we are still trying to think of a way to get rid of him.” When they succeed, I can have his place on the porch. Meanwhile life goes on at Park Place. Families from out-of-state tell me, when they are in Scott City, they read my column and are always interested in what the weather has been like. Last week, all week, the weather was beautiful. Except for nights and mornings, we almost got spring fever. Have you ever eaten a chocolate-coated banana? Well, some of us tried it and liked it, except for the dark chocolate. To finish eating I, for one, peeled the almost bitter chocolate off. Elvira Billinger had company Sunday. Benny Billinger, Garden City, and his son, Cole, Topeka, and daughter, Nashae, Oklahoma City, Okla., came for a visit. Mary Plum was in Forgan, Okla., on Thursday to attend the funeral of her nephew. Sherry Barnett’s apartment was a busy little bee hive all week. Those here were Dennis and Angela Gerstner, Scott City; Brittanee Katherine, Dighton; Stacey Davis, Dodge City; Valarie Garcia, Hutchinson; Troy and Brandee McArthur and their three daughters, Brielle, Tegean and Taylee. While visiting they celebrated Brielle’s 15th birthday. Cliff and Phyllis Thon had family stop in this week. Steve and Debbie Thon and grandchildern, Charles and Stephanie Wessel, Kansas City, came to celebrate Cliff’s birthday. They enjoyed food and fellowship at Pizza Hut.
insurance,” Schmidt said. “Even though the cards may be free, the company may be collecting personal information.,” says Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. “Consumers should do their homework, compare plans and be sure they are
getting the best deal on prescriptions.” Consumers who believe they may have been the victim of a scam should contact the Attorney General’s Office by calling (800) 432-2310 or visit online at www. InYourCornerKansas. org.
Attend the Church of Your Choice
The Rebel Yell
Often, at this time of every year, many of us are reminded of the cost of the freedoms we enjoy. Almost all of us, if we have not had a family member in the military, knows someone who has. We are called to reflect on those brave men and women who have given their lives in order for us to indulge in the lives we have. At the end of every May we remember the fallen and rejoice in the freedom by gathering together for some sort of food and fellowship with those who are like us. Have we ever really considered what it was, that the blood and sweat of so many American lives was intended to purchase? Was it right to own three cars? Or was it the privilege to destroy the family because we no longer “feel” the same way? Maybe they bought us the desire to live life the way we want with no regard for anyone but ourselves. A solider is chosen to answer a call that is, for the most part, voluntary. They are tasked with protecting the freedoms and lives of others with little regard for their own. Upon entering the armed service a person’s freedom is stripped from them. Their right to decide for themselves, where they will go and what they will do is held in the iron grip of the government. Their lives are no longer their own, but are now the property of a self-righteous, self-indulgent society that is more concerned with their own lusts than in honoring the reason these men and women willfully sacrificed their own desires, freedoms, and lives. So what was purchased? The liberty to do what we ought, not the right to do what we want, was what so many have given their lives for. That is true freedom. Real and lasting freedom is not built on the whims of the many, but on the vision of the few. Peace is not purchased by the desires of the flesh, but by the blood of the fallen. Wants, desires, lusts, whims, and urges do not make a strong foundation, but sway and vacillate with time and thought. However, honor, valor, humility and commitment do not change like the wind and when these are in line with a vision that is beyond ourselves, a vision that requires sacrifice, then we achieve true freedom. “We are persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the dying of the body of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.” 2Cor. 4:9-10 Jared Young, children’s pastor First Baptist 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 email@example.com 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 120 S. Lovers Lane - Shallow Water Larry Taylor, pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m.
First Christian Church
1st United Methodist Church
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.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
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.
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Youngsters who have reached 100, 200 and 300 book milestones in the Scott County Library’s “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” reading program are:
Abby Lightner 100
Lily Lightner 100
Collier Livingstone 100
Piper Jessup 300
Bretton Thomas 100
Jordan Rufenacht 100
Kirby Rohrbough 100
Kasey Rohrbough 100
Addison and Chase Dearden 200
Avoid Gaining Weight During the Holidays Monday, November 18 • 6:00 p.m. Bryan Education Center • 416 S. Main, Scott City Don’t complicate those upcoming New Year’s Resolutions! This workshop will give tips and tricks to avoid gaining weight through the holidays. This is open to Ideal Protein dieters AND the general public.
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The Scott County Record
Page 19 - Thursday, November 14, 2013
‘D’termined to win
SCHS defensive players Wyatt Eitel (59) and Warren Kropp (34) prepare to drop Phillipsburg quarterback Riley Juenemann for a loss during Saturday’s regional playoff win. (Record Photo)
Goal line stand sends SC past Panthers in 3A regional It was perhaps the biggest test of the season for the Scott City defense. The Beavers had already kept Phillipsburg Scott City 24 Phillipsburg 21 out of the end zone on three straight downs that began at the SCHS five yard line. On fourth-and-goal from the two, the Panthers decided not to attempt a game-tying field goal. Instead, quarterback Riley Juenemann pitched the ball to speedster Grant Wickham who had already burned the Beavers for third quarter touchdown runs of 90 and 62 yards. Wickham and the Panthers would not see the end zone again. On a fourth down sweep to the left side, Wickham was met by a wall of defenders for a four yard loss and the Beavers were able to hold on for a 24-21 Class 3A regional win on Saturday. “We’d worked too hard,” says defensive end/linebacker Keigun Wells. “Except for a couple of plays we’d controlled the whole game. We
knew we couldn’t give up a score and fall behind.” The goal line stand by SCHS was part of an outstanding defensive effort that saw Phillipsburg limited to just two possessions of more than three plays for the entire game. One of those possessions resulted in a touchdown. The other was extended to five plays because of a fake punt. Statistically, it was a bizarre game in which the Beavers held a nearly two-to-one edge in time of possession - 31:49 to 16:11 - but were still clinging to a three point lead throughout the fourth quarter. A brief offensive explosion in the third quarter was all that kept the Panthers in the game. Even though they had the ball for just five plays, two of those were touchdown runs of 90 and 62 yards. Outside of those two runs, Phillipsburg managed just 92 yards of total offense, but it was nearly enough to overcome Scott City’s methodical and punishing ground game. “You can’t say enough about the way this defense played, especially on the goal line stand,” says head coach Glenn O’Neil.
Quarterback Trey O’Neil stopped Michael Dusin at the five yard line following a 37 yard interception return along the Panthers’ sideline. Phillipsburg was stopped for no gain on first down, which was the final play of the third quarter. After moving to the other end of the field, the Panthers managed to gain just two yards on the next two plays. Phillipsburg head coach J.B. Covington decided to go for the touchdown rather than attempt a chip shot field goal. O’Neil wasn’t surprised that Phillipsburg went for the goahead touchdown. “They’d been behind for most of the game. They were looking for a chance to take the lead and get all the momentum,” he says. Defense Finishes Strong Taking possession of the ball on downs at the six yard line the Beavers couldn’t afford to give the ball back to Phillipsburg in great field position - plus there was still 101/2 minutes remaining. On second-and-six, O’Neil was scrambling to his right and (See PANTHERS on page 23)
SCHS junior Chantz Yager breaks off a 43 yard run during fourth quarter playoff action at Phillipsburg. (Record Photo)
Beavers are no playoff ‘pretender’ “Not bad for a bunch of pretenders,” joked SCHS head coach Glenn O’Neil Rod as his team was lining up Haxton, for photos following their sports regional playoff win at editor Phillipsburg on Saturday. O’Neil was referring to comments floating real contenders for a Class around on website mes- 3A state title from the sage boards that the only west division are Conway
Springs and Beloit. Everyone else is just a pretender. Of course, teams have been dismissing Scott City’s playoff chances from the moment the Beavers walked off the field in Hutchinson a year ago with the Class 3A state title.
Those doubts are understandable when one considers the number of seniors on that squad. But someone forgot to inform this year’s Beavers they weren’t supposed to win. Senior dominated teams that were supposed to finally avenge years of futility against SCHS
- such as Hugoton and Goodland - saw their losing streaks continue. Perhaps even more impressive was Scott City’s ability to find a way to win against a senior-dominated squad at Phillipsburg. Even as Scott City continues its playoff run, the Beavers know they are
underdogs . . . and they don’t mind. “There were a lot of people out there who thought our well was dry after last year. We’ve shown that isn’t true,” says junior Sloan Baker. “It’s hard to come back from a state championship (See BEAVERS on page 21)
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Season of giving for Ks. deer hunters The holidays are often a time when we reflect back on all that we are given, and in the state of Kansas, we are fortunate enough to have an abundance of natural resources, including a healthy and stable big game population. And because of this abundant resource, hunters in Kansas have opportunities unmatched by other states, such as the ability to obtain as many as five whitetail antlerless deer permits, in addition to an either-sex permit, in some areas of the state. Under the right conditions, a hunter’s freezer can quickly fill up with a surplus of game meat, far more than they can consume by next season. This is where the Kansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry (KSHFH) comes in. KSHFH is a nonprofit organization that is the conduit for hunters to donate deer and provide food for hungry Kansans. With the help of hunters, meat processors, and private donors, KSHFH annually provides thousands of meals to those in need. Last year, hunters donated 997 deer and 17 elk to nearly 40 meat lockers, putting food on the tables of nearly 100 food banks across the state. “Our goal for this year is to see 1,200 deer donated and processed, and served at 160 food pantries throughout the state,” said KSHFH President, Tony DeRossett. “Too often we run out of money before we can pay for all of the processing, but I am optimistic our new donation system will make it easier for people to contribute to the organization’s efforts and make our goal a reality this year.” (See DEER on page 27)
SC, Conway Springs are becoming familiar foes in 3A state title chase
Conway Springs has become a familiar roadblock in Scott City’s state playoff runs over the years. In 2007 - Glenn O’Neil’s first as the SCHS head coach - the Cardinals were a 6-0 winner. In 2011, Conway Springs ended Scott City’s undefeated season with a 39-21 win on their way to a state title. The two Class 3A powerhouses will square off in another sectional battle on Saturday and - like the last two games - Conway Springs will be the host site. Game planning for the Cardinals is relatively simple. “They do the same things we saw in 2007 and two years ago,” says defensive coordinator Jim Turner. “They’re very good at what they do.” Conway Springs (11-0) continues to rely on their running game out of the single-wing offense. That never changes. And neither does the fact the Cardinals continue to be big up front with plenty of speed in the backfield. The Cardinals, who feature an unbalanced line, have a guard and two tackles that weigh between 250-275 pounds each and are six-foot-one to six-foot-four. The tight end only tips the scales at 215 pounds. “They’re big boys, but we’re used to seeing that against Conway,” says Turner. It’s an offense the Beavers are somewhat familiar with, having seen it in last year’s semi-final game against Beloit. From a defensive standpoint, the key is to attack early and not allow the backs to gain any momentum as they get to the line.
Class 3A Sectional SCHS (10-1) at Conway Springs (11-0) Sat., Nov. 16 • 4:00 p.m.
That sounds much simpler than it is. Of course, that’s further complicated by a Cardinals offense that can also be effective between the tackles and on sweeps. “Isos up the middle hurt us the last time we played,” says Turner. “They also like to run sweeps the way we do. They were running wide against Garden Plain, but most of the time they like to cut it up the field.” In last week’s 34-23 win over Kingman the Cardinals had 353 yards of total offense - 343 coming on the ground. They were led by Luke Fisher with 157 yards on 16 carries and Travis Wood added 127 yards on 29 carries. Quarterback Dakota Finstad was just 1-of-3 passing. However, Finstad can be a dual threat. Earlier in the season in a 27-8 win over rival Garden Plain, Finstad passed for 121 yards (4-of-5) and added another 72 on the ground. “Even though they don’t throw much you have to be ready for it,” says Turner. Conway Springs can turn passes into huge gains as they showed against Garden Plain with plays covering 57, 30 and 26 yards. And there are times when they will line up in a trip formation just so they can take a couple of defenders out of the box and set up their running game. Turner anticipates - and hopes - that SCHS defensive tackle Matthew Tuttle
Seasons in Review Conway Springs: 11-0 Conway Springs 62 Conway Springs 21 Conway Springs 64 Conway Springs 35 Conway Springs 34 Conway Springs 27 Conway Springs 62 Conway Springs 55 Conway Springs 35 -
Bluestem 0 Caney Valley 6 Wichita Ind. 6 Cheney 6 Wichita Trinity 6 Garden Plain 8 Belle Plaine 6 Chaparral 23 Douglass 8
Playoffs Conway Springs 54 - Independent 12 Conway Springs 34 - Kingman 23
(6-0, 330) will draw double-team blocking and can create a pile in the heart of the line. After that, it becomes the responsibility of the linebackers and defensive backs to make plays. That can also be a big challenge, as the Beavers saw two years ago. “If our defensive backs jumped to the outside, Conway was able to cut it inside. If our back was filling the inside gap they were able to cut it to the outside,” noted O’Neil following the playoff loss in 2011. Another factor in that game was Conway’s skill level and experience. That roster included 18 senior starters with two players now with DI programs and 4-5 others who are playing college ball. Can SC run the ball? Of course, there are two sides to the ball and the Beavers will need to establish how they can move the ball. That was a question Garden Plain couldn’t answer with just 122 total yards of offense. Kingman, on the other hand, was able to establish balance and better numbers with 134 yards rushing and another 129 passing. Kingman’s three
Scott City: 10-1 Scott City 40 Scott City 28 Scott City 31 Scott City 6 Scott City 28 Scott City 28 Scott City 14 Scott City 51 Scott City 54
Scott City 43 Scott City 24
Abilene 13 Colby 12 Holcomb 28 Ulysses 25 Hugoton 0 Goodland 14 Hoisington 0 Hays-TMP 7 Russell 0
Playoffs Lakin 0 Phillipsburg 21
Scott City Season Stats Player Trey O’Neil Brett Meyer
Player Brayden Strine Chris Pounds Chantz Yager
Quarterback Comp. Att TD 76 132 11 26 56 3
Int. 5 3
Receivers Rec. Yards 28 581 31 417 16 204
Yds. YPG 1,160 116.0 367 33.4
YPC 20.8 13.5 12.8
TD 5 5 2
Player Paco Banda Wyatt Kropp Martin Gough Brayden Strine
Runningbacks Car. Yds. 113 539 68 427 57 316 62 278
YPC 4.8 6.3 5.5 4.5
YPG 59.9 38.8 28.7 25.3
TD 9 5 6 3
Player Brayden Strine
Punt Returns Car. Yds. 11 116
Kickoff Returns Car. Yds. Avg.
touchdowns came through the air on passes of 21, 15 and 12 yards. When the two teams met in 2011, the Beavers couldn’t establish a ground game and fell behind 26-0 in the first half. They were able to make a comeback bid with 242 yards of passing in the second half. While Conway Springs still has the size up front, they aren’t the experienced team that took
the field two years ago. That should help a smaller SCHS offensive and defensive line. And there’s another intangible. These Beavers believe they can win. “We know we haven’t won there before but it’s our time,” says Tuttle. “Ever since the Ulysses game we’ve been playing more physical. These boys have confidence,” agrees Turner. “That makes us pretty good.”
KC ready for their own ‘Rocky Mountain High’ “Rocky Mountain High” took on a little different meaning for Kansas City fans this week when it was learned that wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was arrested for having marijuana in his vehicle when stopped for another traffic violation. It won’t keep Bowe off the field when Kansas City plays Denver in KC’s biggest game since the
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turn of the century. It’s not likely to lead to any long-term suspension or other problems with the league. I wouldn’t even call it a distraction. The Miami
Dolphins are dealing with a major distraction. The Chiefs are dealing with a situation in which a player exercised poor judgement when the team is having its best season since 2003 and when they are trying to hold onto the top spot in the AFC. That’s disappointing. Nonetheless, the Chiefs remain focused on a game that will not only deter-
mine the AFC leader, but is the first game over the next three weeks that will have huge implications on who has home field advantage for the playoffs. Despite Peyton Manning’s passing numbers which are on a record-setting pace, the Broncos are vulnerable. The Denver offensive line has been exposed during the last few games and that plays into
the hands of one of the best defenses in the NFL. What could be a major problem for Denver is that KC can bring enough pressure with three defensive linemen, which means we don’t need to bring a lot of blitzes in order to pressure Manning. At the same time, look for the Chiefs to blitz early and often. (See HIGH on page 24)
The Scott County Record • Page 21 • Thursday, November 14, 2013
inside the numbers
Defensive stand reveals heart of this SCHS squad A couple of weeks ago, Scott City football coach Glenn O’Neil asked the question, “Are we content with being 8-1 and doing better than most people expected, or do we still have something to prove?” Today, the Beavers are 10-1, have won two playoff games and are preparing for a sectional playoff game at Conway Springs. Coach O’Neil’s question has been answered, though we’re sure he knew the answer before the question was asked. The question, however, was legitimate. For the past three seasons, many of the boys on this year’s football team were able to ride the wave of success of last year’s senior class. Very few of them stepped onto the field except when the game was well in hand. Even though the underclassmen scrimmaged against state champion caliber athletes on a daily basis, it still wasn’t “their” team. When it’s your team, losing hurts more; you carry the pain with you much longer. When it’s your team the sacrifices you make in order to succeed are much greater. So the question does linger . . . how much do you want it and how hard are you willing to work? The Beavers left little doubt against a very good Phillipsburg team. The way the offensive line methodically blew open holes for the runningbacks was as impressive as we’ve seen this season against a first-rate opponent. But that’s only part of the story. The true test of character is how you respond when your backs are to the wall. And there is no greater test than when a running team has a first down at your four yard line. The Beavers were already on their heels after giving up the interception that allowed Phillipsburg such good starting
Beavers season, especially when you lose everyone that we did. It feels really good to still be in the playoffs and to beat teams when there are people out there who didn’t think we could do it.” “I feel really good that this team is proving those people wrong,” adds senior Keigun Wells. Scott City’s success isn’t a huge surprise to those closest to the program. Even with so many players who were inexperienced at the varsity level, it was still felt that the team could win most of the games on its schedule. The bigger question was how quickly this team would come
total offensive plays by SCHS vs Phillipsburg
total offensive plays for Phillipsburg
for Conway Springs
field position. Three consecutive running plays netted a total of just two yards. When the Beavers dropped the Panther runningback for a four yard loss on fourth down that was a testament to their character and their willpower. That wasn’t last year’s senior class making the defensive stand. That wasn’t the reputation of last year’s team that kept Phillipsburg out of the end zone on four straight plays. This SCHS team earned that on their own. “It was crazy after we made the stop on fourth down. Guys were getting tears in their eyes because they were so happy about it,” says senior defensive end Keigun Wells. “Everyone was screaming and yelling. It was so awesome.” The Beavers have advanced to the third round of the playoffs - an accomplishment that many outside observers weren’t anticipating. But anyone who thinks this team is content still isn’t paying attention. “We still have a lot to prove,” says junior lineman Wyatt Eitel. “But people should start giving us more credit.” Maybe they will. Crucial Decisions Every close game has its make-orbreak situations where a coach earns his gray hair. There were at least three during Saturday’s game. The first came on Scott City’s opening drive when they were faced with fourthand-four at the Phillipsburg 38. The Beavers completed a four yard pass just beyond the first down marker.
Coach O’Neil reasoned that if the attempt failed, Phillipsburg would be getting the ball back where they began their first possession and had to punt after a three-and-out. It was a gamble worth taking and led to a touchdown. The second decision was the 32 yard field goal attempt by freshman Tre Stewart after the SCHS drive stalled at the Phillipsburg 17. Rather than try for a first down on fourth-and-nine, O’Neil put his faith in his young kicker and his special teams. Stewart’s kick had plenty of distance through the middle of the uprights. The gamble paid off. That turned out to be the difference in the game. Finally, after scoring a touchdown to extend the lead to 22-14, instead of kicking the PAT the Beavers were successful on a two-point run by Trey O’Neil. “I was thinking 10 points,” says Coach O’Neil. “They could still take the lead with a touchdown and a field goal.” Phillipsburg did add a TD just over a minute later. But if the Beavers were leading 23-21 instead of 24-21, one wonders whether Phillipsburg head coach J.B. Covington might have attempted a go-ahead field goal rather than a TD when faced with fourth-and-goal at the two yard line early in the fourth quarter. We won’t know. And O’Neil’s crucial decision may have taken one option away from Phillipsburg. “Sometimes you go with your hunches and you hope your hunches are right,” he adds.
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together and be able to compete at a high enough level to make a deep run into the playoffs. Credit an outstanding coaching staff for finding a way to win. Credit players who believe in these coaches and believe in their own ability. There might have been a time when making it into the second round of the playoffs would have been considered a very good season for this team. Now the question is being asked: Just how far can this team really go? With the way their defense has emerged over the last six
games, along with a balanced offense, SCHS is showing that no one is beyond their reach. The difference between where this team was in week No. 3 and Week No. 10 is pretty impressive. While the names and faces are different, one thing that hasn’t changed is a belief in themselves. As defensive coordinator Jim Turner noted, “Confidence is not over-rated.” These Beavers are confident. And they also have something to prove. “I know I carry a chip on my shoulder,” says senior lineman
Matthew Tuttle with respect to those who doubt this team’s ability. “It’s motivated me.” Advancing another round into the playoffs has given senior runningback/defensive back a lot of pride in his teammates. “It feels good to show people that Scott City isn’t done. We’re going to have good football teams for many years to come,” says Strine. “We’re showing that tradition never graduates.” As for the label of “pretenders?” That’s for someone else to wear.
average points per game allowed by the
turnovers forced by
SCHS defense this season; 18 interceptions and 12 fumbles
consecutive years that SCHS has won at least 10 football games
Trout are stocked at Lake Scott The stocking of trout at Lake Scott took place earlier this month and will continue monthly through April 15. Initial stocking of trout was 2,360 fish. During the next four months the lake will be stocked with between 1,300 and 2,000 fish for a total of 8,860 rainbow trout. Anyone fishing for trout must purchase a permit ($12.50), regardless of whether or not they are required to have a fishing license. Trout permits are valid for the calendar year, so permits purchased last January are valid through Dec. 31. Anglers 15 years and younger can fish for trout without a trout permit, but they may only keep two trout per day. All residents 16-74 years old, and all non-residents 16 years and older must also have a valid fishing license. The daily creel limit is five trout. The possession limit is 15.
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Wildcats improving their bowl status Kansas State’s football team is rockin’ and rollin’. After a disappointing start, the Wildcats have become a formidable team that will not only play in a bowl game, but possibly a very prestigious bowl game. Coach Bill by Snyder has Mac done it again. Stevenson His K-State team has improved surely and steadily in all aspects of the game. The Wildcats’ offensive line is playing solid football after being ineffective early in the season. The big boys up front dominated Texas Tech in last Saturday’s 4926 win. In addition, K-State’s defense has made substantial improvement and they are playing well at all positions. Snyder’s two-quarterback system is running smoothly and becoming the spearhead of an effective offense. Quarterback Jake Waters is an excellent passer and a better-than-average runner while Daniel Sams is a dynamic runner and his passing continues to improve. They are a deadly duo. Kansas State plays at home against TCU this Saturday. The Wildcats have the better team and they will defeat the Horned Frogs to become bowl eligible. TCU has problems at quarterback and with their overall offense. That’s an acute weakness to have against a suddenly intimidating K-State team. After TCU, Snyder’s Wildcats close the regular season with a home game against Oklahoma and the annual rivalry with KU in Lawrence. Don’t be surprised if K-State wins all three and closes the season with an exceptional 8-4 record. Looking forward to next season, Coach Snyder has the foundation laid for another nationally ranked Kansas State football team. A Slumbering Giant Kansas is a slumbering giant in football, but the giant took extra-strong sleeping pills. KU is capable of turning their program (See STATUS on page 24)
Quick start not enough for Hornets With a time-consuming six minute scoring drive to open their regional playoff game, Dighton High School had hoped it found a winning formula against Sharon Springs. Unfortunately, an early 6-0 lead didn’t last and the Wildcats scored the Sharon Sp. 51 next 51 points Dighton 6 for a 51-6 Eight-Man-Division II win at Dighton on Saturday. “The game couldn’t have started any more perfect,” says DHS head coach Ken Simon after his squad finished off a
13-play drive with an 18 yard fullback screen pass from Tyler Lingg to Matthew Mulville. The scoring play came on fourth-and six. “Our goal was to keep their offense off the field and that’s what we accomplished,” says Simon. The Hornets (6-5) just couldn’t find a way to keep the Wildcats (11-0) offense off the field for an entire game. A nice return on the ensuing kickoff, aided by a 15 yard penalty against Dighton, shortened the field for Sharon Springs and the result was the first of seven unanswered touchdowns.
However, it was anyone’s game throughout most of the first half. Trailing 16-6, the Hornets were able to drive deep into Sharon Springs territory following a 40 yard catch and run by senior Isaac Alinor. Dighton was eventually able to get a first down at the one yard line where three quarterback sneaks failed to get the ball into the end zone. “It was disappointing because we felt we had broken the plane of the goal line,” says Simon. A sweep by Alinor to the outside was also stopped short of the end zone on fourth
down on another disputed call that gave the ball back to the Wildcats at the one-inch line. “That was a big-time opportunity we needed to capitalize on,” Simon says. “But you have to give their defense credit.” Sharon Springs answered with a touchdown on its next possession with just over a minute left in the half that extended their lead to 22-6. Despite some early success with their passing game, Dighton couldn’t get on the scoreboard again. “Our game plan was to hit the short routes and flood their cover-three zone and let Tyler (See HORNETS on page 24)
Comeback falls short for Bluejays
8th graders roll over Oakley, 27-9
The Scott City Middle School seventh grade girls erased a two point halftime deficit, but couldn’t hold onto a 9-7 second half lead, falling to Colby, 16-11, on the home floor Tuesday. Jera Drohman scored consecutive baskets for SCMS (03) to start the third period, but Colby answered with two field goals in the final 1-1/2 minutes to regain an 11-9 lead. Drohman, who finished with a team high six points, added another field goal late in the game. A basket by Aspen Nix and a three-point play by Molly Eikenberry late in the first quarter gave Scott City its biggest lead of the game, 5-1. SCMS “B” team was a 1312 winner. Aly Tarango led the team with four points and Alyssa Storm added three.
The Scott City Middle School eighth grade girls turned up the defensive pressure in a 27-9 win against Oakley on the home floor last Thursday. Leading 8-3 after one quarter, the Lady Bluejays limited Oakley to just one point over the next two quarters while building a 21-4 lead. Kaitlyn Roberts and Bailey Latta each scored in double figures with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Emily Glenn added four points. In the “B” team game, Oakley was a 16-10 winner. Sanchez led SCMS with four points.
Fall to Oakley Jumping out to a 10-1 first quarter lead, Oakley went on to defeat the SCMS seventh graders, 19-7, last Thursday. Drohman and Kodi Rogers finished with five and two points, respectively. Drop Season Opener The Scott City Middle
SCMS seventh grader Molly Eikenberry makes a basket during action against Colby on Tuesday. (Record Photo)
School seventh grade girls held Holcomb scoreless for the entire second half during their season opener on the home floor on Nov. 5. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to avoid a 19-12 loss. The Lady Bluejays trailed
19-6 at halftime. Aspen Nix led SCMS with six points while Stacy Dominguez added four. The SCMS “B” team was a 12-11 winner. Irit Sanchez led the team with eight points.
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Scott Community High School • Class 3A Regional Champions
Panthers completed a huge 25 yard pass to sophomore Wyatt Kropp who had a huge day with 117 all-purpose yards. SCHS had to punt four plays later, but they were able to flip the field position around. The remainder of the game was put on the shoulders of the SCHS defense which had two interceptions in the final 1:44 and limited Phillipsburg to just six yards of offense in the final quarter. Starting from their own 29 following Scott City’s punt, the Panthers lost yards on their next three plays, including consecutive sacks by Wells and Yager. When the Beavers took possession following a punt at their own 32, Yager was able to bust a play for 43 yards to the Panthers’ 20. Just when it looked like SCHS might punch the ball into the end zone and put the game out of reach, a fumble was recovered by Phillipsburg at the nine yard line with 4:01 remaining. On fourth-and-eight from the 11, a fake punt by Phillipsburg resulted in a 13 yard completion to keep their slim chances alive. Phillipsburg’s glimmer of hope ended with an interception by Strine at the Panthers’ 46 on the following play. That was a relief for Strine who had committed the fumble on the previous possession. “I figured that since I messed up, I’d better get it back,” says the senior defensive back. “Our coverage was to drop middle, read the quarterback’s eyes and break on the ball. He threw it up for grabs and I got it.” SCHS was unable to get a first down on their possession, but Phillipsburg was forced to use all of its timeouts. When they got the ball back at their 14 yard line with just 1:20 to play, Phillipsburg quarterback Riley Juenemann tossed his third interception of the game which was picked off by O’Neil. Scott City was able to line up in the victory formation for three plays to secure the win. Ball Control Offense From their first possession, the Beavers were on a mission to establish themselves as the more physical team and they succeeded in doing that with drives of 59 and 65 yards on their first two series that resulted in a touchdown and a field goal. “On film, we saw where they had guys getting blown off the line of scrimmage with doubleteams. We’d like to go into every game with the attitude that we can win the game up front,” O’Neil says. As they have done throughout the season, the Beavers were able to spread the ball around to six backs and five different receivers. With senior Paco Banda missing his second playoff game because of an ankle injury, the rushing burden fell on Wyatt Kropp who had 84 yards on 19 carries. “Our linemen really did their jobs. Our goal was to get four or five yards a pop,” says Kropp. “That’s what we did and we accomplished our game plan.”
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SCHS Beavers raising their Class 3A regional championship plaque are (from left) Warren Kropp, Keigun Wells, Paco Banda, Parker Nevills, Chris Pounds and Matthew Tuttle. (Record Photo)
That game plan also included dominating the game physically. “We were obviously smaller than they were, but we knew we could be the more physical team. We knew we had to come out and hit them in the mouth on every down,” says junior cornerback Sloan Baker. “We probably could have passed the ball on them all day, but we weren’t going to bail out with our passing game when we can run it down their throat.” The Beavers weren’t afraid to throw. In fact, they were 14-of-20 for 183 yards which contributed to a very balanced attack that also included 211 yards rushing. The passes were mixed in with great effect. On Scott City’s first series, when faced with fourth-andfour at the Phillipsburg 38, quarterback Trey O’Neil connected with junior Chantz Yager on a four yard pass to keep the drive alive. Seven running plays later senior Martin Gough’s two yard run gave SCHS a 7-0 lead. Coach O’Neil had confidence in his team on the fourth down conversion. “We were basically at the same spot when (Phillipsburg) returned the kickoff to start the game,” says O’Neil. “We’d have been no worse off if we wouldn’t have made it, but we were moving the ball well.” Phillipsburg responded with their only sustained drive of the game - 82 yards and six plays that ended with a 19 yard pass from Juenemann to Hunter Kohler who was uncovered in the end zone when a Scott City defender got tripped up. Open 10 Point Lead In a back-and-forth game, the Beavers put together a 13-play drive that stalled at the Panthers 17. Freshman Tre Stewart booted a 32 yard field goal that had plenty of room to spare.
“Looking at (Tre) in warmups, he was kicking the ball as well as he has all year. I had (holder Brett Meyer) tip the ball back a little more so he would get extra height. He had about three kicks from 10 yards farther during warmups,” says Coach O’Neil. “I didn’t think it would hurt to give him a shot.” As big as that play was for SCHS, their quick strike just before halftime was even bigger. Scott City took over following a punt at the Phillipsburg 46, but with just :32 left in the half. Just as they had done in the playoff game against Lakin, the Beavers again reached into their playbook for a reverse handoff to backup quarterback Brett Meyer who tossed a 25 yard completion to Chantz Yager. “We were in a different formation and we ran a different route with Chantz on the same side of the field as Brett,” says Coach O’Neil. “We figured that wouldn’t have been in their scouting report.” On the next play, T. O’Neil tossed a 21 yard pass to senior wideout Chris Pounds who was in single coverage at the one yard line near the far pylon. Pounds was able to win the battle for the ball against Juenemann and fell across the goal line for the score with :15 on the clock. “I was able to get a good read on the ball and when I jumped I was able to get into position so that I was able to squeeze the ball and bring it down,” Pounds says. “That definitely pumped us up at halftime.” Phillipsburg Comeback Phillipsburg was able to cut into Scott City’s 16-7 halftime lead with a pair of third quarter scores. Wickham was stopped behind the line on second-and-10 at their own 10 on their first
possession of the second half, only to slip away for a 90 yard run. A resilient SCHS team didn’t panic, but put together a 62 yard drive on its next possession, capped by a 36 yard pass over the middle from O’Neil to Strine who raced untouched into the end zone for a 22-14 lead. O’Neil added a two-point run that again stretched the lead to 10 points. Just over a minute later, Wickham’s 62 yard run around the left end cut the deficit to 24-21 with 5:16 left in the third period. “In many respects this may be the best game we’ve played this year,” says Coach O’Neil. Four plays accounted for 199 of Phillipsburg’s 244 yards of total offense. On their other 30 offensive plays they averaged just 1.5 yards. “We had 67 plays and limited them to 34, which is what you want to do against an explosive team that can score at the drop of a hat. You want to keep their offense off the field,” adds O’Neil. The Panthers figured to find success with their speed on the edge and that was reflected in Baker’s team high 10 tackles (three solos) while defensive end Warren Kropp added six tackles (four solo). In addition, Wyatt Eitel, who was playing inside linebacker in place of Banda, added seven tackles (four solo). “It’s been a hard adjustment (to inside linebacker) because I haven’t played much defense all year,” says Eitel. “I just tried to do my best and make plays when they came my way.” According to Covington, film they’d viewed showed that teams could be successful running the option against the SCHS defense. “They were just coming and making us pitch the ball early,”
he says. “They were getting people to the ball after we made the pitch.” Nine times the Beavers were able to stop the Panthers behind the line for a loss. Scoring First Quarter: SC: Martin Gough, 2 yds. (Tre Stewart kick). 10:17 Pburg: Riley Juenemann to Hunter Kohler, 19 yds. (kick good). 2:11 Second Quarter: SC: Stewart, 32 yard FG. 7:22 SC: Trey O’Neil to Chris Pounds, 21 yds. (kick wide). :15 Third Quarter: Pburg: Grant Wickham, 90 yds. (kick good). 8:18 SC: O’Neil to Brayden Strine, 36 yds. (O’Neil run). 6:25 Pburg: Wickham, 62 yds. (kick good). 5:16 Game Statistics Rushing Scott City: Wyatt Kropp 1886, Chantz Yager 5-53, Brayden Strine 9-48, Sloan Baker 6-29, Martin Gough 2-1, Trey O’Neil 7/-6. Total: 211 Phillipsburg: Grant Wickham 9-170. Total: 214 Passing Scott City: Trey O’Neil 1319-1, 158 yds., 2 TDs; Brett Meyer 1-1-0, 25 yds. Phillipsburg: Riley Juenemann 2-6-3, 30 yds., 1 TD Receiving Scott City: Strine 3-47, 1 TD; Yager 3-43; Pounds 3-38, 1 TD; Wyatt Kropp, 3-31; Warren Kropp, 2-24 Defense Scott City: Sloan Baker, 10 tackles (3 solo); Wyatt Eitel, 7 tackles (4 solo); Warren Kropp, 6 tackles (4 solo); Cooper Griffith, 5 tackles (2 solo).
Scott City Stars Swim Team Pilgrim Plunge November 9, 2013 Girl’s Division 25m Freestyle 8-years and under: Hope Wiechman, 2nd, 20.55; Megan Trout, 9th, 29.15; Ella Frank, 11th, 39.83. 50m Freestyle 8-years and under: Hope Wiechman, 2nd, 42.62; Lana Rodriguez, 5th, 50.85; Megan Trout, 6th, 1:05.51. 15-years and over: Reagan Smyth, 1st, 28.77. 200m Freestyle 15-years and over: Reagan Smyth, 1st, 2:46.98. 25m Backstroke 8-years and under: Megan Trout, 7th, 31.94; Ella Frank, 9th, 40.33. 50m Backstroke 8-years and under: Lana Rodriguez, 2nd, 53.25. 15-years and over: Reagan Smyth, 1st, 39.27. 25m Breaststroke 8-years and under: Hope Wiechman, 2nd, 28.52. 50m Breaststroke 8-years and under: Lana Rodriguez, 3rd, 1:01.57. 15-years and over: Reagan Smyth, 1st, 43.68. 25m Butterfly 8-years and under: Hope Wiechman, 2nd, 26.78. 50m Butterfly 8-years and under: Lana Rodriguez, 2nd, 1:08.87. 15-years and over: Reagan Smyth, 1st, 32.89. 100m Individual Medley 8-years and under: Hope Wiechman, 3rd, 2:03.51; Lana Rodriguez, 4th, 2:03.74. Boy’s Division 25m Freestyle 8-years and under: Houston Frank, 3rd, 23.29; Alex Rodriguez, 6th, 31.07.
50m Freestyle 8-years and under: Houston Frank, 2nd, 51.17; Alex Rodriguez, 4th, 1:08.53. 9-10 years: Brandon Smyth, 10th, 50.32. 11-12 years: Conner Cupp, 1st, 31.55; Landon Trout, 5th, 39.32. 25m Backstroke 8-years and under: Houston Frank, 3rd, 31.09; Alex Rodriguez, 7th, 34.72. 50m Backstroke 9-10 years: Brandon Smyth, 9th, 1:10.05. 11-12 years: Conner Cupp, 1st, 36.48; Landon Trout, 4th, 47.05. 50m Breaststroke 11-12 years: Conner Cupp, 1st, 49.95; Landon Trout, 5th, 1:05.75. 50m Butterfly 11-12 years: Conner Cupp, 1st, 34.79; Landon Trout, 4th, 1:04.52. 100m Individual Medley 11-12 years: Conner Cupp, 1st, 1:26.64; Landon Trout, 3rd, 1:52.96. Mixed Relays 100m Freestyle 12-years and under: Houston Frank, Alexander Rodriguez, Brandon Smyth, Lana Rodriguez, 6th, 1:38.62. 200m Freestyle 13-years and over: Hope Wiechman, Landon Trout, Conner Cupp, Reagan Smyth, 2nd, 2:21.31. 100m Medley 12-years and under: Alex Rodriguez, Lana Rodriguez, Hope Wiechman, Houston Frank, 8th, 1:58.21. 200m Medley 13-years and over: Landon Trout, Reagan Smyth, Conner Cupp, Brandon Smyth, 2nd, 3:02.26.
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hit the open guy - whether it was the short or mid route,” says Simon. “We knew they wouldn’t give up the big play.” Lingg finished the day 14-of-17 for 151 yards. Dighton was unable to establish a ground game, managing just 53 yards with Alinor accounting for 44 yards on 18 carries. Alinor added another 64 yards receiving. “Getting into the playoffs and winning the first round was a great experience for our boys. That’s only made them more hungry to do even better next year,” says Simon. That task has been made a little more difficult next season with Dighton and Healy entering into a cooperative agreement in football which has moved them into Eight-Man-Division I. Other teams in District 7 include Hodgeman County, South Gray, Ness City, Spearville and WaKeeney. “It will be an extremely tough district next year and we’re losing some key seniors,” says Simon. “We’ll need boys who will work hard during the off-season and get ready to step into some starting roles.”
Pigskin Payoff Week 10 TieBreak Theron Tucker Adam Kadavy 68 Brent Rogers 68 Sue Rogers 62 Ryan Roberts 61 Steve Fenster 58 Walter Johnson 56 Rick Wright 53 Marilyn Lippelmann 52 Hannah Tucker 50 Tim McGonagle 49 Alex Antillon First State Bank Helena Chemical Shea Morris Gary Shapland Janette Storm Barry Switzer Jan Tucker Kerry Von Schrultz Adam Wycoff
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High There are giant sea turtles which have reportedly beaten Manning in the 40 yard dash. Videos of the race have gone viral. Manning is also dealing with a high ankle sprain which will make him even more vulnerable than normal in the pocket. If the Chiefs can get to Manning early, it could be a short day for the future Hall of Famer if he takes some early punishment. Chiefs are Legitimate Of course, this game could establish that the Chiefs are legitimate contenders for the AFC title and that our defense is as good as it’s appeared through nine games. There are a lot of doubters who feel KC can’t stop Manning and
Status around and putting entertaining and competitive teams on the field every year. Kansas State and Bill Snyder have proved beyond a doubt that it’s possible. What has caused 60plus years of ineptitude at KU? The answer is simple: It’s been the coaches and the athletic directors who hired the coaches and weak chancellors who sat by and let it happen. Kansas has had 14 head coaches since 1946; from those 14, George Sauer (1946-47) and J.V. Sikes (1948-53) were first-class and had nationally prominent teams. Jack Mitchell (1958-66) was a fabulous recruiter and had a number of exceptional teams. Pepper Rodgers (196770) and Mark Mangino (2002-09) were aboveaverage coaches, but just barely. Bud Moore (1975-78), Mike Gottfried (1983-85) and Glen
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that Denver will light up the scoreboard. There are a couple of statistics to keep in mind. •KC and Denver have had five common opponents. The Chiefs’ defense allowed those teams an average of 9.6 points compared to Denver’s 26.2 •In 27 games as a starting quarterback at Denver, Manning has led the Broncos to at least 21 points in all but one - a 17-9 win at Arrowhead last November. And that was against a defense that’s far inferior to the one KC is putting on the field this year. If you’re looking for some comparisons, consider that Dallas scored 48 points against Denver, but only scored 16 against the Chiefs.
We agree that Kansas City can’t afford to get into an offensive shootout with the Broncos. We don’t see that happening. And there’s nothing to indicate this will be a blowout for either team - or that the Broncos will come close to matching their season average of 41.2 points per game. Head coach Andy Reid isn’t 13-1 in games following a bye week for no reason. He’s also been one step ahead by having the defense play fairly conservative over the past three weeks in order not to give the Broncos something they can view on film. The defense will bring pressure in ways that Manning hasn’t seen. The offense will reveal plays that don’t appear on
any film. Look for Dexter McCluster to be more involved in the offense and to have a huge game. Denver doesn’t have anyone with the speed to stay with him. The No. 1 through 5 seeds in the AFC will be decided during the next three weeks when we play Denver twice and San Diego in between. If we can split with Denver, we should be in position to win the AFC West if we take care of business with the rest of the division. Look for the Chiefs to enjoy their own Rocky Mountain High on Sunday night. The X Factor (Ty Rowton) is a former Scott City resident who has been inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame as a Chiefs Superfan
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Mason (1988-96) were barely mediocre. Don Fambrough (1971-74; 1979-82) was beloved by the Jayhawk nation, but ineffective as a recruiter and coach. That leaves Chuck Mather (1954-57), Bob Valesente (1986-87), Terry Allen (1997-2001) and Turner Gill (2010-11) who were substandard in every regard. The jury is still out on Charlie Weis however, that jury may not be out much longer. In fairness to Weis and his staff, they inherited one of the barest cupboards imaginable and a tradition that has become progressively worse during the last half century. At some point in KU’s history the right coach is going to establish the football program to a level where the Jayhawks consistently have quality teams. The guess here is
that AD Sheahon Zenger is going to turn KU football into a winning program and it won’t be long before it happens. Pressure Manning It’s not complicated for KC’s defensive coordinator Bob Sutton to make plans for the NFL’s biggest game of the season when Kansas City plays at Denver on Sunday. Either the Chiefs put a fierce pass rush on QB Peyton Manning and restrict his effectiveness or the Chiefs don’t put a fierce pass rush on Manning and he carves up KC’s defense. It’s that simple. Manning has a quick release and it takes a sudden pass rush to take him out of his rhythm. If he has time to set up and check his options, Manning will cut any defense to shreds. Playing at Mile High Stadium in Denver is never a pleasant experience
for visiting teams and this Sunday night will be no exception. Denver’s crowd will be raucous and rowdy. But this Chiefs’ team is unique. KC’s defense has been superb and it’s getting even better. And the offense is slowly improving, even though it hasn’t been as productive as Coach Andy Reid would like. Quarterback Alex Smith has played steady football, despite a lack of talented receivers. He doesn’t turn the ball over. Denver doesn’t have a super defense and KC will be able to move the ball on the Broncos. Kansas City could upset Denver and take a dominating position in the race for the AFL Central title. That possibility will depend entirely on whether or not the Chiefs can mount a pass rush on Manning.
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3A Regional Champions
Scott Community High School Beavers Sectional Playoff
Scott City 10-1
Conway Springs 11-0
Saturday, Nov. 16 • Kickoff at 4:00 p.m. • in Conway Springs Gates open at 2:30 p.m.
Backing the Beavers during another great season!
Good luck in your quest for another state championship
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Governor’s Ringneck Classic this weekend in Graham Co. The third annual Governor’s Ringneck Classic is being held this weekend in Norton and Graham County. Among the special guests taking part are Gov. Sam Brownback; Secretary of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Robin Jennison; and State Sen. Ralph Ostmeyer. The Classic is designed to showcase the hunting opportunities in northwest Kansas to hunters inside and outside the state. The governor’s participation begins with a Friday evening reception. On Saturday, the hunters will take to the field from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. An awards dinner will be held in the National Guard Armory, Norton, from 6:00-10:00 p.m. The No. 1 print of the the painting, “Winter Walk,” by Scott City artist Jerry Thomas, will be auctioned on Saturday
Deer DeRossett said that the annual cost of processing the donated deer is approximately $70,000. New for 2014, money donations can be made to KSHFH by texting “DEER” to 91011. A reply text will then ask for credit card information, including the donation amount. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism also makes supporting this program easy. When out-
“Winter Walk” is the latest painting by artist Jerry Thomas for the Ringneck Classic. The No. 1 print will be auctioned on Saturday.
during the main banquet. During the last two Ringneck Classics, Thomases No. 1 prints have been auctioned for $21,000. Featured speaker will be Scott Linden, TV host for “Wingshooting USA.” The Classic benefits six non-profit organizations: •Northwest Kansas Classic Conservation Foundation •Norton County
Hospital •Prairie Dog State Park •Graham County Hospital Wellness Center •Graham County Medical School Scholarships •Norton, Hill City and Northern Valley Chapters of Future Farmers of America A schedule of events can be found online at www.kansasringneckclassic.com.
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doorsmen and women buy licenses, permits, or stamps, they can donate $2 to fund the program, which the agency collects for KSHFH. Donations made by check can also be mailed to KSHFH at 17811 Donahoo Rd., Tonganoxie, Ks. 66086. KSHFH invites hunters to donate any legallyharvested deer, antelope, elk, or moose to one of the more than 40 participating meat processors around the state found at
www.kshfh.org/lockers. It’s always a good idea to call ahead before taking your deer to a processor, but walk-ins are welcome. There is no cost to donate your deer as long as the KSHFH organization has sufficient funding to cover the processing expense. Donated game must be field dressed and legally tagged. For more information on how to help visit www. kshfh.org.
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Nickel, Wycoff are on NW Ks. All-Star roster Scott Community High School seniors Bailey Nickel and Kelly Wycoff have been selected for the Northwest Kansas All-Star Volleyball Classic to be played Sun., Nov. 17, at the Colby Community Building. Matches begin at 1:00 p.m. Participants include: Team No. 1: Halie Doty (Atwood), Abby Friesen (Colby), Kenzie Hemmert (Oakley), Bailey Nickel (Scott City), Amy Myers (Heartland Christian), Natasha Allmer (Hoxie), Tatum Pfortmiller (Natoma), Shania Wilkison (Phillipsburg), Brooke Hammond (Northern Valley) and Hailee Spresser (Golden Plains). Coach is Shelly Hoyt, Hoxie High School. Team No. 2: Ally Dewees (Wallace County), Kylie Jones (Golden Plains), Alyssa Schlepp (St. Francis), Jessica Schneider (Quinter), Ruth Hair (Western Plains), Keshia Green (Atwood), Alexa Keller (Oakley), Kaitlin Albert (Smith Center), Gabi Spresser (Hoxie) and Caitlin Lingg (Stockton). Coach is Orba Smith, Golden Plains. Team No. 3: Raegan King (OtisBison), Laura Dennis (Oakley), Jordan Christensen (Golden Plains), Matison Dusin (Phillipsburg), Raleigh Shull (Colby), Kristina Farber (Hoxie), Kirsten Bandy (Heartland Christian), Katie Washington (Atwood) and Kelly Wyckoff (Scott City). Coach is Terra Ketene, Phillipsburg.
Team No. 4: Hannah Gillespie (Wheatland/Grinnell), Madsen Frantz (Phillipsburg), Carly Shull (Colby), Caitlin Bowden (Thunder Ridge), Emily Schneider (Otis-Bison), Brooke Palsy (Atwood), Allison Sears (Plainville), Marcy Barth (Natoma), Michaela Girard (Logan) and Train Bedore (Goodland). Coach is Shannon Foster, Wheatland/ Grinnell. Team No. 5: Paige Ramey (Wheatland/Grinnell), Samantha Reef (Plainville), Ellie House (Goodland), Jordan Compton (Sharon Springs), Jade Bui (Phillipsburg), Annie Kiesinger (Otis-Bison), Morgan Mengele (Colby), Nikki Knop (Quinter) and Sheila Hubbard (Cheylin). Coach is Jen Melia, Atwood. All matches will be held in the Colby Community Building beginning at 1:00 p.m. The schedule of matches is: 1:00 p.m. Team 1 vs Team 2 200 p.m. Team 3 vs Team 5 3:00 p.m. Team 4 vs Team 2 4:00 p.m. Team 3 vs Team 1 5:00 p.m. Team 4 vs Team 5 6:00 p.m. Medal ceremony for all teams 6:30 p.m. Championship Match Each match will be limited to three sets. The third set will be to 15 points. The championship match will be determined by total sets won.
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King Tut Senior’s patience pays off for SCHS defense Sometimes the most difficult trait for an athlete to possess is patience. The patience to mature physically and mentally. The patience to wait for your time to be a starter. Matthew Tuttle’s patience has been rewarded this season and that’s been good news for the Scott Community High School defense. Tipping the scales at 330 pounds, opposing teams have probably wondered where the
SCHS senior has been all these years. Most often, it’s been on the sideline during varsity games. That’s going to happen when you have All-State caliber linemen playing in front of you during a three-year span in which the Beavers lost just two games. Tuttle was willing to wait for his time. “I wasn’t worried about it my freshman and sophomore years,” says Tuttle, who tipped
the scales at 350 as a freshman, but trimmed down to about 300 pounds a year later. By his junior year, Tuttle was back up to about 320 pounds with most of those pounds coming from time spent in the weight room. Tuttle began seeing more varsity playing time last year, but primarily when the defense needed extra help up front stopping the run. “I played defensive tackle against Sacred Heart,” says Tut-
Senior defensive tackle Matthew Tuttle overpowers a Phillipsburg lineman during last Saturday’s playoff game. (Record Photo)
tle, referring to last year’s playoff game. In third- and fourth-and-short situations he was also on the field as a noseguard against Beloit’s power running game. Most of his education came as a member of the scout team when lining up against his older brother, Sean, and fellow senior Michael McEachern. “Playing against them taught me a lot. I took what I learned on scout teams and in scrimmages and that’s paying off this year,” says the six-foot senior. His presence has been a welcome addition on a defensive front that was decimated by graduation. “He plays hard on every down. That’s probably the biggest improvement we’ve seen from last year,” says defensive coordinator Jim Turner. Making an Impact Not that the coaching staff didn’t see it coming. “We could see last year that Matt was improving a lot. There were times on scout team that he would create problems for Sean and Michael,” says Turner. “There were times when he could run over them when he made up his mind to.” Tuttle brings more than size to the defense. Maybe that’s been the biggest surprise for the coaching staff. “It’s not just the physical presence that Matthew brings to the game, but he’s mentally tough,” says Turner. “He can bring a nasty attitude when he wants to.” The physical size and the mental toughness have made Tuttle a nightmare for opposing teams. “It’s been interesting to watch how other teams try to block him. They think he can’t move, but he can move a lot better than you think for a big guy,” Turner says. “Teams are learning that it’s hard to block him, so they try to shield him off (from the play).” Tuttle’s surprising quickness was evident when Phillipsburg runningback Grant Wickham was trying to cut back against the grain during Saturday’s playoff game. The SCHS lineman was able to move laterally down the line and make the solo tackle for a one yard loss.
“I was hoping to have a good year, but I’ve been a little surprised at the damage that I’ve been able to do at times,” Tuttle says. “I’ve been told that other coaches thought they could run at me but then they find out they can’t move me around like they expected.” Another key to Tuttle’s success has been his time in the weight room. Early in the second semester of his junior year he began hitting the weights harder in preparation for state powerlifting and to get ready for this season. He was squatting 385 pounds at Christmas and had boosted that to 455 by the start of summer. His goal is 480 pounds by this Christmas. He’s seen steady improvement in his bench press. He had been benching 255 pounds prior to last year’s state powerlifting meet where he had a career best 270. He was lifting 305 pounds at the start of the school year. “You need to be strong in the (hang) clean and the squat in order to fire off the line, but you need a strong bench to hold off the blockers,” he explains. The senior lineman still looks back to the experience gained while waiting his time - and the respect that the upperclassmen had for the contribution of players such as himself. “There were many times last year that (senior quarterback/ defensive back) Brett (O’Neil) would say that the reason we were so good on Fridays and Saturdays is because our scout teams prepare us so well,” recalls Tuttle. And while he has a lot of respect for last year’s seniors and their accomplishments, that’s also been added motivation. “We’ve always been compared to them. People have said there’s no way that we can be as good as them,” says Tuttle. “This is our chance to prove that we’re pretty good, too.” And it shows that patience can be rewarded. “Tut has worked hard and waited for his opportunity,” says Turner. “He learned a lot while playing on the scout teams and against some pretty darn good players. It’s made him a better player and it’s made us a better team.”
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changing of the seasons at Lake Scott
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K-State economist sees only 50/50 chance of farm bill in 2013 Food stamp cuts an obstacle in compromise The chances of the U.S. Congress passing a fiveyear farm bill by year’s end are a little better than 50/50 given the gridlock over food stamps for the poor, a top farm policy expert said on Monday. “There is a slightly better chance than 50/50 that we will get a bill rolled into a budget at the end of the year. But it’s no better than that,” Barry Flinchbaugh, a Kansas State University agricultural economist who advises legislators shap-
ing the U.S. farm bill, told reporters on the sidelines of a farm bankers meeting in Minneapolis, Minn. The farm bill, already a year behind schedule, is the master legislation that directs government supports for farmers and food aid programs. The bill is now with a conference committee of 41 members of Congress who are hammering out the difference between the House and Senate bills. The biggest difference: the Senate wants $4 billion cut from food stamps while the House wants to reduce the program by $40 billion. “Food is the only division. The other issues can be
settled,” said Flinchbaugh, citing variations in how they address crop insurance for farmers along with other subsidies. Historically, the conference committee reconciles differences and brings a compromise to a final vote. That process has been hampered by the deep divisions between the Republicancontrolled House and the Senate, where Democrats are in the majority. “There is a way perhaps we can get past this food stamp gridlock. We cut food stamps $6-$8 billion and then we put in all these caveats the far right wants to put in the food stamp program, like work require-
ments and drug tests,” said Flinchbaugh, who has advised on farm policy for over 40 years. The government extended the expired 2008 farm bill last year. Leaders of the House and Senate agricultural committees have a self-imposed deadline of reaching agreement by Thanksgiving and the White House has threatened to veto a bill with large food stamp cuts. If Congress fails to pass a new bill, a second extension is likely, Flinchbaugh said. “There is some talk we will do that for two years because we don’t want to be
Farm bill compromise is still in the works
Leaders of the farm bill conference committee are still working to find a compromise. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), says the conference committee’s work could be completed by Thanksgiving. That may be optimistic considering the major differences between the two bills and between the two parties. Stabenow notes that funding for food stamps for the coming year fell by $5 billion with the end of the stimulus program on Nov. 1, and that the saving over the next 10 years will total $11 billion. She wants to take that $11 billion and add in the $4 billion in actual cuts the Senate passed and argue that proposed “savings” now total $15 billion. (See FARM BILL on page 31)
(See 50/50 on page 31)
U.S. on track for record-setting corn harvest It’s going to be a huge corn harvest. According to the USDA, total corn production will be 14.0 billion bushels, up one percent from the last forecast issued in September and up 30 percent from 2012. If realized, this will be a new record production for the United States.
However, while the corn production may be a record, Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt and Ohio State University Extension economist Matt Roberts said production won’t be as high as some expected, which is good news for corn farmers - although for those buying corn, the
news might not be so welcome. “There was a lot of fear coming into this report that the corn crop would be so large that prices would be extremely low,” Hurt said. “But while yields were up substantially, prevented planting acres offset some of that.” Roberts agreed, calling
the report “mildly bullish” and noting that “the combination of higher yields and acreage cuts have left the total corn harvest where the market expected it to be.” Yields are expected to average 160.4 bushels per acre, up 37 bushels from 2012. This would be the highest average yield
Farm Bureau economist sees retraction in ag growth
American Farm Bureau Federation chief economist Bob Young says the increase in agricultural commodity prices resulted in excellent farm income values over the past decade, but a decline lies ahead. The tough outlook is primarily based on lower grain values driven by decreased demand. Young says export demand for certain crops and softer corn-for-fuel demand is lowering prices as production numbers return from drought-tortured lows.
Young presented his forecast during the Montana Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting where he was the keynote speaker. According to the Billings Gazette, Young acknowledged the rise in farm income value from 2003 to recent years, increasing from $275 billion to $425 billion, but pointed to factors ahead. “We’ve gone from something in the neighborhood of $275 billion to $425 billion since 2003. That is a hell of a story,” Young said. “You’d
almost have to view that as ‘This is the best of times.’ I’d also tell you that whatever goes up like that, sooner or later, more than likely, one has to expect, one has to think about getting ready for it to go the other way.” Young says ethanol was a key driver in the corn market up until 2010, but ethanol has been affected by lower gasoline consumption. The November WASDE report shows the USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board estimated that
Emergency loans for Scott, Wichita counties Farmers in Gove, Scott and Wichita Counties, who suffered crop or livestock losses due to severe storms, straightline winds, tornados and flooding occurring July 22, 2013, through August
16, 2013, may now apply for Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans,” FSA Farm Loan Manager Dwight A. Jurey, said today. Gove, Scott and Wichita Counties also
became eligible under existing legislation which provides that farmers in counties bordering on those which have been designated for disaster (See LOANS on page 31)
4.648 billion bushels of corn were used to produce ethanol and co-products during the 2012-13 marketing year, down 371 million bushels from the estimate for the 2010-11 marketing year. Soybean demand is also likely to fall with demand from China slowing by half over the next decade. Land values could also decline from record levels as interest rates tick higher. Young predicts rates will increase from (See GROWTH on page 31)
since 2009. Area harvest for grain is forecast at 87.2 million acres, down slightly from 2012. The USDA’s “World Agriculture Supply and Demand Report,” adds that a 1.9-million-acre reduction in harvest area is more than offset by a 5.1 bushel-per-acre
increase in the forecast yield. “Despite a late planted crop and July and August dryness across much of the Corn Belt, coolerthan-normal summer temperatures and an extended growing season have supported higher-thanexpected yields for most (See HARVEST on page 31)
Market Report Closing prices on November 12, 2013 Bartlett Grain Wheat.................. $ 6.88 Winona Feed and Grain Milo ....................
Scott City Cooperative Wheat..................
White Wheat .......
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Ethanol plants reopen as corn harvest boosts margins U.S. ethanol plants that have been shut for as many as five years are now coming back online as a record U.S. harvest has pushed down corn prices and improved profit margins for makers of the biofuel. Agribusiness giant
Cargill, Inc., on Monday said it restarted a plant in Fort Dodge, Ia., that the company purchased in 2011. The announcement came as Noble Group Ltd. said it will soon restart an Indiana ethanol plant that was shut for a year
FSA resumes crop loan disbursements
The USDA has resumed the processing and disbursement of 2013 crop commodity loans. The commodity loan programs provide interim financing to producers for agricultural commodities stored after harvest and then sold throughout the year. Crop year 2013 commodity loan-making was suspended Oct. 1 to make changes necessary to accommodate the automatic funding reductions known as sequester. “The agency must comply with the laws established by Congress in accordance with sequestration policy,” said Lora Wycoff, Scott County executive director for the FSA. “Marketing assistance loans are critical to the farmers’ cash flows at this time of year.” Producers requesting 2013 crop commodity loans on their harvested commodities will have a 5.1 percent reduction to the loan amount upon its disbursement, due to the sequestration. For further information about commodity marketing loans, farmers may contact their local county FSA office or go online to www.fsa. usda.gov.
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between 2.5 to 3.5 percent to five or six percent. Although farm values may fall, farmers are facing historically low debt ratios and Young says farmers are in the best financial situation they’ve ever seen. Young also identified the five-year farm bill as a top priority for the organization. Producers face the challenge of planning for next year without knowing what a new safety net will provide.
messing with this during an election year,” Flinchbaugh said. “Or, we implement the permanent legislation.” Without a new law, U.S. farm policy will be dictated by an underlying 1938 permanent law that would bring back the concept of “price parity” which led to sharply high-
while another facility that was idled for five years in Ohio came back online last month. U.S. farmers are gathering a corn crop expected to reach a record 14 billion bushels. The big harvest is replenishing stockpiles diminished by 2012’s
er guaranteed crop prices, Flinchbaugh said. “It’s normally been the safeguard to push the Congress to act,” Flinchbaugh said. “But I’ve never seen a Congress like this one. So it’s very hard to predict.” “Consumers are the biggest losers without a farm bill,” he added. Given the impasse on
Loans assistance, may also qualify for such assistance. The current interest rate is 3.125 percent but is subject to monthly changes until the loan is approved. FSA loans covering physical losses may be used to replace installations, equipment, livestock, or buildings (including homes), lost through this disaster. FSA loans covering
this farm bill - which traditionally has had bipartisan support - some farm analysts are suggesting this could be the last farm bill, ending 80 years of U.S. farm policy designed to protect farm prices and income. “If we remove food and nutrition bills from the farm bill this is the last one,” Flinchbaugh said.
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increase in production combines with higher beginning stocks from the September 30 “Grain Stocks” report. Total corn use is raised 275 million bushels, offsetting much of the supply increase. Feed and residual use is raised 100 million bushels with the
Farm Bill Conference committee members from the House say that won’t fly, since ending the stimulus spending is not part of the farm bill reforms and was
ing the biofuel as well as byproducts such as distillers grains and corn oil. Minneapolis-based Cargill, a top U.S. ethanol producer, will eventually produce 115 million gallons yearly at the Fort Dodge plant. When full produc-
tion capacity is reached, the plant will consume 150,000 bushels of corn a day and turn out five products, including dextrose, ethanol and SweetBran feed for cattle. Cargill also produces ethanol at plants in Blair, Nebr., and Eddyville, Ia.
“If we keep the consumerfarmer coalition together there will be future farm bills.” “There are 400 urban districts in the House of Representatives and 35 rural districts. When you’re a minority like farmers - granted they are a potent minority because they produce food - but you remove nutrition and
food stamp programs from the farm bill, the leverage is over. “Another thing, if you take food stamps and nutrition programs out of the farm bill you’re removing about 85 percent of USDA’s budget. Can USDA survive with 15 percent of its budget? Likely not,” Flinchbaugh said.
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Harvest producers,” the WASDE report said. Regionally, the USDA forecast higher corn yields across the Plains, Corn Belt and South. U.S. corn supplies for 2013-14 are projected 307 million bushels higher at a record 14,837 million bushels as this month’s
blistering drought and pressuring corn futures to the lowest levels in three years. Ethanol margins are the highest since late 2009 the last year of a record corn harvest - as ethanol makers turn profits buying corn and then sell-
larger crop. Corn exports are projected 175 million bushels higher with larger supplies and lower prices that have increased the competitiveness of U.S. corn as indicated by strong outstanding export sales and rising export shipments in recent weeks.
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unbudgeted spending to begin with. The House-Senate budget conference committee is under pressure to at least set top-line spending levels for fiscal 2014 by
Thanksgiving. The conference committee will resume work next week and is charged with finalizing a compromise budget by December 15.
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production losses may be used to buy feed, seed, fertilizer, livestock, or to make payments on real estate and chattel debts. To be eligible for an emergency disaster loan, an applicant must be operating a family size farm or ranch, must be unable to get credit elsewhere, and must have suffered a qualifying physical and/or production loss from the disaster.
Farmers who suffered at least a 30 percent reduction to at least one cropping enterprise, may have a qualifying production loss. Emergency disaster production loss loans cover 100 percent of qualifying losses. Farmers and ranchers who think they may be eligible should contact the FSA county office in Oakley or call (785) 6724861 for additional information.
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Card of Thanks We would like to thank Subway and Heartland Foods for donating cups and fruit for the GWAC meet. Also all of the parents for meals, fruit and drinks throughout the season and to all of our supporters this year. SCHS Cross Country Team
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––––––––––––––––––––– FARMWORK: 1/15/146/10/14, Bonnie Plant Farm, Howe, Okla., has 10 temp. jobs. Plant, cultivate seasonal vegetable plants. Prepare soil, growing media. Cultivate, plant, transplant, pot, tag. Select, pull plants for market by moving containers and wrapping. Load, unload plants from trucks. Perform routine maintenance on structures and equip. Perform farm, field, greenhouse sanitation duties. Ability to lift and load 80 lbs., must have full use of both hands and be able to stand for long periods of time. Employment ref., post hire drug test, three months exp. required. $10.18/hr., 3/4 work guarantee, tools/equip./housing provided, trans. and subsistence exp. reimbursed. Apply at Kansas Works, 620-227-2149. Job 14t1c #OK835755. ––––––––––––––––––––– FARMWORK: 1/15/145/31/14, Bonnie Plant Farm, Kiowa, Okla., has 10 temp. jobs. Plant, cultivate seasonal vegetable plants. Prepare soil, growing media. Cultivate, plant, transplant, pot, tag in environmentally controlled conditions. Select, pull plants for market by moving containers and wrapping. Load, unload plants from trucks. Perform routine maintenance on structures and equip. Perform farm, field, greenhouse sanitation duties. Ability to lift and load 80 lbs., must have full use of both hands and be able to stand for long periods of time. Employment ref., three months exp. required. $10.18/hr., 3/4 work guarantee, tools/ equip./housing provided, trans. and subsistence exp. reimbursed. Apply at Kansas Works, 620-227-2149. 14t1c Job #OK835804.
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Park Lane Nursing Home
OFFICE POSITION Scott County Appraiser’s office is looking for full-time help. This position would involve computer work, general office skills, and involves the public. Send resume to: Scott County Appraiser or come in for an application to apply at: 303 Court St. Scott City, Ks. 67871
SCOTT COUNTY HARDWARE Are you a self-motivated, hard working ambitious person with a positive attitude? If so, then Ace is the place for you! Must be able to stand on concrete for 8 hour shifts, work evenings and weekends. Drug testing mandatory. Apply in person at: Scott County Hardware 1405 S. Main Scott City 14tfc
Special Education Para and ESL Para-Professional SCES IS SEEKING a special education para position for the 2013-2014 school year.
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SCHS IS SEEKING an ESL para-professional to work with Spanish speaking students. Bilingual preferred. The position will start January 6, 2014. Contact: USD 466, Susan Carter for more details at (620) 872-7600.
Has openings for the following positions: Full-time CNA/CMA Full-time LPN/RN Shift differential pay offered for evening and night shifts! Please apply in person at:
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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR The Scott Recreation Commission is seeking an Assistant Director. The position is responsible for developing, organizing and directing the programs of the commission, have the ability to prepare budgets, direct the selection, training and work of all recreation personnel, the maintenance and repairs and be responsible for improvements on a 750,000 square foot sports complex. Salary DOQ Send cover letter, resume and references to: Scott Recreation Commission 823 S. Main, Scott City, Ks. 67871 or e-mail to email@example.com
RNs NEEDED $5000 SIGN ON BONUS Scott County Hospital is looking for full-time Registered Nurses to join our team of dedicated nursing professionals. We offer diverse nursing opportunites, experienced nursing administrative staff, excellent ratios, competitve wages, shift and weekend differentials, flexible paid time off, call pay and excellent benefits. Pre-employment physical, drug/alcohol screen, physical assessment and TB skin test required. Join us today! Applications are available through Human Resources
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