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Date Published April 8, 2014

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OHS host CDHS panel

Photo by Jerry Patterson. CS is Consumer Skills and B is for band. The other descriptions are there own. The Otis High Consumer Skills Class served the evening meal, and the OHS Band played for the members of the Colorado Department of Human Services panel that met at Otis High School last Friday. Back Row L to R - Julie Foy, Commisoner Dave Foy, Jerene Petersen (Vice President Special Projects Mile High United Way), Steve Johnson (Larimer County Commissioner), Pam Ryken (staff CDHHS), Kiley Florian,CS, Hanna Stallings,CS, Ashleigh Kirby,CS, Mary Rhees,CS. Middle Row L to R - Joyce Davis, Paul Davis, Ian Holcomb,B, Killian Graton, B, Kendall Geoglein,B, Chad Miracle B, Brynnan McCall,B,Tanner Patterson,B, (Cody Mathewson, Music Teacher), Marylu Smith-Dischner, Consumer Skills Teacher). Front Row L to R- Connie McLain (Gilpin County Commissioner), Catherine Silburn (O’Dell & Silburn Attoneys-at-Law), Dee Martinez (Assist. Director CDHSS), Courtney Collins,B, Sara Rhees,B, Madison Thompson,B Bobbi Force,B, Teresa Davis,B, Molly Goeglein,B, Lindsey Wagner,B Jaeden Chavez, CS. Down Front L to R- Kristian Mueller (County Liaison CDHHS) Emily Wengrovius (County Liaison CDHHS). Story on page 5

Otis Post Office to make changes.. . . . . . . . . . .page3 Brady and Jordan Baer named 2A Players of the Year. . . . . . page 9

Trivia...............................................................Page 4 Obituaries......................................................Page 13 Pioneer Page..................................................Page 13 Out & About/ with Clara, Lois & Tish.......Page 15 Dear Abby......................................................Page 16 Horoscope......................................................Page 16 Legals.............................................................Page 18 Under the Wire/by Gary Hodgson...............Page 18 Trivia Answers...............................................Page 19 Classifieds.......................................................Page 19

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Patterson selected to receive Open House for Coach Outstanding Media Person Award Bonnie Wallin-Kuntz

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By Alicia Barry Jerry Patterson, co-owner of the Otis Telegraph and publisher of OTsportschek, has been selected to receive this year’s Outstanding Media Person Award, selected by the Colorado Athletics Directors Association Executive Committee (CADA). Candidates are submitted from leagues across the state in all classifications. The YW-KC league submitted Patterson’s nomination. All honorees will receive recognition at the 41st annual awards banquet Monday, April 28 at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield. The banquet will include lunch, awards presentation, a video tribute to all recipients and a speech by Jerry McWhorter of D’Evelyn High School who is also an award winner. The first issue of the Otis Telegraph under Patterson’s leadership was March 15, 2001. Always an avid sports fan, he began OTsportschek in 2006 as a way to share his photos with

parents, athletes and fans. Patterson says he had one of the first digital cameras, complete with a floppy disk and 1.3 mega pixels. Soon afterward, other area photographers were sharing their photos. He said he’s proud of the fact he’s been part of the 1A State track meet, now the 1A Invitational track meet since it began in 2007. It is the largest gathering of 1A athletes at any single 1A sporting event. When asked how he felt about being selected for the award, Patterson replied, “I have to admit, I got a little emotional when I heard that I had been selected. I would like to thank Bonnie Wallin-Kuntz and the rest of the YW-KC league for nominating me, and to CADA for selecting me. I owe a lot to Cheryl and my immediate family for sacrificing family time, and to the many reporters and photographers who have shared their articles and photos with both the Otis Telegraph and OTsportschek over the years.”

Otis School District R-3 invites community members, staff, and students to an ice cream celebration honoring Bonnie Wallin-Kuntz for her recent induction into the Colorado High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) Hall of Fame Please join the celebration! Wednesday, April 9th at 3:15pm on the OHS front lawn (weather permitting)

Grandparents and/or Special Senior Citizens Day

Otis Elementary students and staff cordially invite Grandparents and/ or Special Senior Citizens to visit our school and share a regular day in the classroom on Thurs, April 10, 2014 from 9:00-12:00. If you would like to stay for lunch, the cost is $3.00 per plate. The cooks will be serving hot turkey sandwiches. Please RSVP to 246-3366. This is a special day at school for students and Grandparents and/or Special Senior Citizens to share.

Due to next Friday being Good Friday, Otis School District R-3 will NOT be in session on Friday, April 18th. There WILL be school on Monday, April 14th.

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U.S. Postal Service makes changes for the Otis Post Office

By Cheryl Patterson The U.S. Postal Service held a public meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 at the Otis Ambulance Building to discuss the changes to take place at the Otis Post Office. About 25 people attended. The meeting was headed by Post Office Operations Manager Juan Munoz. Pamela Snyder, Postmaster for the Sterling Post Office, was also in attendance. Munoz started the meeting by giving the crowd the reason for the changes. Due to the U.S. Post Office losing millions of dollars, several changes are taking place in the entire United States. Otis will be one of those changes. Surveys were mailed out the week of February 24. The survey gave the patrons the option of which 4 hour window they would choose. There were 477 post office surveys sent out, but only 178 surveys returned. Munoz stated that if the hours of operations were moved to open later than 9 a.m., the rural carriers would have to be placed in Yuma, which would take the carriers completely out of Otis. Munoz gave the options for the crowd to vote and whichever way the vote went was the way the hours would be for the

post office. The opening hours were voted to be 8 a.m.-12 p.m. during the week. The Saturday delivery was not voted on. Munoz said that there will be Saturday delivery and the post office would be open from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday delivery is mandated by the Federal Government. After concern was voiced about the newspaper not going out on the Tuesday after the hours would be changed, Munoz made accommodations with the paper to allow them to be delivered to the post office at a later time so they would go out on their scheduled date. It was also stated by Munoz that any mail that was mailed and dropped in the blue box outside before 4 p.m. on weekdays would be picked up for that day. Mail mailed inside after 12 p.m. would not go out until the following day, so be sure to use the outside box after 12 p.m. Valerie Cottman will remain responsible for the day to day activities as the Postmaster Relief, but she will now report to the Yuma Postmaster, who in turn reports to Munoz. These changes are scheduled to take place around the third week of May. The Otis Telegraph will keep you posted.

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Casino Bus to BlackHawk April 12 $25.00 We made our quota! 14 seats left. Call Randy to reserve your seat. 246-3241

Thursday April 10 Turkey Tetrazinni Salad French Bread Fruit Tart

Thurs. April 17 Amish Pork Mashed Potatoes Cinnamon Apple Sauce Ginger Bread

Jim Bethel questions Juan Munoz about the changes of the Otis Post Office. Standing, Pamela Snyder. Sitting L-R Shirley Wagner, Jim Bethel, Linda Bethel. Sitting behind is Josephine Kuntz and Susan Ison. Photo by Jerry Patterson

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Palser donates 87 inches to Locks of Love

Emily before her last cut. Courtesy Photo By Alicia Barry For Emily Palser, her long hair is not something that she becomes attached to. Recently, Palser cut off 14 inches of hair to donate to Locks of Love. This is the seventh time she has donated hair, making for a grand total of 7 feet 3 inches.

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Emily after her 14” holding the braid. Courtesy Photo Palser is a 2013 of Otis High School and is the daughter of Rodney and Gina Palser of Otis.

Perry Earns First-Year Scholar Citation at University of Northern Colorado Greeley, Colo. -- Andrew Per-

ry of Otis been recognized as First-Year Scholars for the fall 2013 semester at the University of Northern Colorado. To be named a First-Year Scholar, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher for their first semester at UNC. Andrew is the son of Rick Perry and Rona Haverland of Otis.


1. What’s the most common color of houses in North America? 2. What color are a scallop’s eyes? 3. What’s the tennis term for missing on firsst and second service? 4. Who lived on the shores of the Gitchee Gumee River? Who was the star of Leave it to Beaver? 6. What were the cities of Dicken’s A Tale of Two Cities? Answers on page 19

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Sito Bowling teams bowls at the State Tournament Saturday, April 5 and Sunday April 6, SITO bowling team headed to Greeley to bowl the state tournament. Sally Cross, Lana Spurling, Alisha Smith, Kayla Axsom and Randy Thomas were paired with other team members from other teams from around the area.

Alisha and Kayla are the only two bowlers that have a chance of collecting any prize money. The rest of us were well below our averages for the nine games we bowled. A great time was had by all in spite of the bad bowling.

By Alicia Barry The town of Otis held elections Tuesday, April 1. In the race for mayor, Damon Gale received 83 votes and Jeff Jones received 33 votes. There was no contest for the four-year trustees. Bob Thompson received 95 votes and Shae Smith received 86 votes. Both will receive seats on the Town

Council. Four individuals ran for three open seats as two-year trustees. Leon Payne received 99 votes; Nancy Thinnes received 85 votes; Ronald Miller received 71 votes, and Brooke Price received 69 votes. Congratulations to all elected officials.

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County hosts Colorado Department of Human Services meeting From the front page By Alicia Barry The Colorado Department of Human Services held meetings in Washington County April 3-4. On Thursday, county commissioners and the executive directors of each county’s social services department met in the Otis High School commons to share any concerns or issues they are currently dealing with. The second meeting of the day involved any of the people who partner with the Department of Human Services, such as Baby Bear Hugs and the Health Department, and their feelings of anything that is currently helping or hindering them. That evening, the Otis FCCLA prepared and served dinner, while the Otis junior/ senior high band provided entertainment for all in attendance. There were many compliments to Otis High School for their hospitality. Meetings moved to the Event Center in Akron Friday for a rule making session. The first session of the morning was an open, while the second involved testimony and questions.

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Otis Youth Group has fun at Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

L-R- Tanner Patterson, Kaiden McCall, Eli Palser, JR Patterson, Terry Nation, Andrew Perry, Coley Smith, Lanie Patterson, Haley Patterson, Kylee Kuntz, Lindsay Wagner and Antonya Schaffert. Being lifted up are Mitch and Erin Hendrick. Courtesy Photo. About twelve Otis Youth members enjoyed an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt on Sunday afternoon. Two groups consisting of the kids above were given clues to go around Otis and find Easter Eggs. When they would find the eggs, they would take a selfie (text photo) of themselves at the site of where they found each egg and gather another clue. Sites for hiding were the tennis courts, baseball field and the school. Randy and Carol Feather, Betty Hagler and Mitch and Erin Hendrick were also on the Scavenger Hunt list. The Kendrichs are photoed with the kids having a great time. All the kids and sponsors returned to the Presbyterian Church for supper. Sponsors of the event were Brooke and Ryan Price and Dan and Shae Smith. Courtesy Photo.

Since this was the first time the board had heard the rules, no action was taken at the time. One of the philosophies is to have meetings outside of the Denver-Metro area so more people have access to them. Meetings are held roughly five times per year.

Bleak earns gold at Bi-County Science Fair

Chloe Bleak with her science project. Courtesy Photo

Chloe Bleak, student of Insight School of Colorado, at the Morgan-Washington Bicounty Science Fair on February 24th and 25th and earned a gold medal in her division. Chloe's will be presenting her project, the Effect of Wheat Residue Mass and Simulated Precipitation Amount and Frequency on Soil Water Evaporation, on April 10th and 11th at the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair. The Colorado Science and Engineering Fair is held annually at the CSU campus in Ft. Collins, Co. Dr. David C. Nielsen, director of the USDA Research Station in Akron, Co, has mentored Chloe for the past two years. Chloe loves working with Dr. Nielsen and learning all she can about methods, research, and techniques that have the potential to help the everyday farmer. Good Luck at State Science Fair, Chloe!

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2014 ECR princesses crowned 2014 Woodlin at annual camp and tryouts Prom Royalty

Woodlin prom king and queen, Tarek Thompson and Stormey Powell Photo by Deb

2014 Princess Camp Contestants--back row, left to right: Queen Skyler Baker, Briana Baker, Brandy White, Azariah Ericson and Anthoneya Schaffert. Front row, left to right: Molly Porteus, Katie Vogels, Jessea Orth, Deanna Harmon, Caelan Church and Maranda Mason. Photo by Alicia Barry

By Alicia Barry This year’s ECR princesses have been chosen. The annual princess camp and tryouts were held Saturday, April 5 at the Extension Office in Akron. The 2014 queen Skyler Baker and queen coordinator Rochelle Brandon organized the event. Ten young ladies from across the county gathered to be judged on a personal interview and their queen stance and wave in hopes of being selected as a princess or junior princess for the fair. Fair will run from July 29 through August 3, one day longer than year’s past. Brandon briefly explained the duties expected of the future princesses. The chosen girls are expected to arrive at

a set location by 7:30 a.m. each day of fair with their hair curled on the proper attire on, including a blouse, Wranglers, black boots, a black hat and their princess sash, crown and belt. A lot is expected of the young ladies during the fair, even more so this year since there is no attendant to help the queen. Princesses will assist with handing out ribbons at various events, helping at the livestock sale, attend the queen’s luncheon and ride in a vehicle in the parade, among many other things. Judges for the princess tryouts were Baker, 2012 princess Riley Brandon and Commissioner Lea Ann Laybourn. Candidates age 7-10 were interviewed first for junior princess. All girls were

asked the same questions, including “What is the most amazing thing about you?”, “What are some of the qualities that make you a good friend?”, “What do you like most about fair?”, “What three words best describe you?”, “What makes your family special?” and “If you had to make one rule for the whole world to follow, what would it be?” Following the interviews, all of the girls were instructed and judged on their stance and wave. Those trying out for junior princess were Katie Vogels, age 10; Jessea Orth, age 8; Deanna Harmon, age 10; Molly Porteus, age 8; Maranda Mason, age 8, and Caelan Church, age 8. The girls, age 11-12, trying out

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for princess and princess attendant were interviewed next. This group included Briana Baker, age 11; Anthoneya Schaffert, age 11; Brandy White, age 12, and Azariah Ericson, age 11. They were instructed and judged on their stance and wave as well. The judges then deliberated and made a very tough decision, as all candidates did an outstanding job in all aspects of the tryouts. The winners are as follows: Briana Baker, princess; Anthoneya Schaffert, princess attendant; Azariah Ericson, princess alternate; Jessea Orth, junior princess, and Katie Vogels, junior princess alternate. Congratulations to all girls who participated.

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Serious injuries in one-vehicle accident Trooper Woodside and Sargent Overturf responded to a one vehicle at 1:45 p.m. Monday, April 1 at mile post 255 on Highway 34. Joni J. Turvey, age 49 of Eckley, was driving a 2001 Ford Explorer westbound on Highway 34. Turvey appeared to fall asleep at the wheel, causing the vehicle to drift across the eastbound lane and shoulder and leave the south side of the roadway. The vehicle was off road, where it struck two delineator posts and began to rotate clockwise before coming back onto the road. Turvey

over-corrected the rotation and rotated counter-clockwise into a broadside skid on the roadway. The vehicle overturned an estimated total of 3 ¾ times on the roadway, and off the south side of the road. The vehicle struck a fence post at final rest and came to rest on its driver’s side facing east. The vehicle sustained severe damage and Turvey was transported to MCR in Loveland with serious injuries. Two passengers also received minor injuries. Charges are pending.

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Akron Elks hold installation for the 2014-2015 Officers

Alan Foutz, District Representative for Congressman Gardner,

will be holding a listening session on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Congressman Gardner’s Yuma Office located at 529 N. Albany St., Suite 1220, Yuma, CO. These sessions allow constituents to express their opinion on issues in front of Congress, or seek assistance with a federal agency. We look forward to seeing you there! ! 2014-2015 Officers: Dave Kembel, Jim Drullinger, Gail English, Rich Parker, Joan Drullinger, Dean Severin, John Horn, Le Roy Maggard, Nancy Tramp, Nancy Brownlee, Gary Brandt, and Patty Baker. Courtesy Photo On Saturday evening, April 5, 2014, the Akron Elks Lodge 2579 held the installation for the 2014-15 officers. The ceremony was held at the Lodge with 40 guests and family members in attendance. PER Albert English

was the installing Grand Exalted Ruler. He was assisted by Past Exalted Rulers Jack Crumley, Jim McCracken, Greg Campbell, Rich Kloberdanz, who is also a Past State President, and Gary Zuege of Wray. John Horn

was installed for his second term as Exalted Ruler. Several awards were presented during the evening. Joanne Busing was presented the Elk Citizen of the Year Award for her volunteer work with youth in the community as well as her support of various community activities. John Horn was presented with the Officer of the Year award. The Elk of the Year award was presented to newly installed secretary, Patty Baker. The Lodge members presented an award to ER John for his service and dedication as Exalted

Ruler during the 2013-14 year. ER John then presented the lady officers and wives of the other officers with roses to show his appreciation of their support to the Lodge. Gentlemen officers received Akron Lodge wooden nickels for their support and hard work. Following the ceremony the crowd was treated to a beef brisket dinner and dessert, which was prepared by Al and Gail English. Many of the Elks and their guests enjoyed games of LCR and Pitch following the meal.

Patty Baker was presented Elk of the Year. Courtesy Photo

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Citizen of the Year Award presented to Jo Ann Busing by Exalted Ruler John Horn. Courtesy Photo

We would like to give a “Big Thank You” to the town of Otis & your school for all the support you have shown our daughter Bonnie over the last 27 years. It was awesome to see so many at the induction last week. Some of you we have gotten to know over the years when we would visit Bonnie and her family. Our visits are not so often anymore. Thanks to a GREAT Small town! Merlin and LaVede Wallin

Meeting to discuss the recreational facility for the WC Fairground April 17 @6:30 at the WC Event Center See story on page 18

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USDA sets 2014 MAL Loan Rates

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting requests for marketing assistance loans (MALs) and loan deficiency payments (LDPs) for eligible 2014 commodities. Notice of the authorization is published in today’s Federal Register. MALs and LDPs for the 2014 crop year become available to eligible producers beginning with harvest/shearing season and extending through a specific commodity’s final loan availability date. Sugar commodity loans for 2014 crop will be available to sugar processors beginning Oct. 1, 2014. MALs and LDPs provide financing and marketing assistance for wheat, feed grains, soybeans, and other oilseeds, pulse crops, rice, peanuts, cotton, wool, mohair and honey. MALs provide producers interim financing after harvest to help them meet cash flow needs without having to sell their commodities when market prices are typically at harvest-time lows. Allowing farmers to store their products at harvest facilitates a more orderly marketing of commodities throughout the year. A producer who is eligible to obtain a loan, but agrees to forgo the loan, may obtain an LDP if such a payment is available. Marketing loan provisions and LDPs are not available for sugar and extra-long staple cotton. The 2014 Farm Bill also establishes payment limitations per individual or entity not to exceed $125,000 annually on certain commodities for the following program benefits: price loss coverage payments, agriculture risk coverage payments, marketing loan gains (MLGs) and LDPs. These payment limita-

tions do not apply to MAL loan disbursements. Please consult your local FSA office for details. Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) provisions were modified by the 2014 Farm Bill, which states that a producer whose total applicable three-year average AGI exceeds $900,000 is not eligible to receive an MLG or LDP. The 2014 Farm Bill establishes national loan rates for the 2014 crops of wheat, feed grains, oilseeds, pulse crops, milled rice, peanuts, extra-long staple cotton, wool, mohair, sugar and honey. The 2014 Farm Bill requires the upland cotton base quality loan rate to be determined annually according to the applicable statutory provisions. The 2014 crop loan rates are: Wheat $2.94 per bushel Corn $1.95 per bushel Grain Sorghum $1.95 per bushel Barley $1.95 per bushel Oats $1.39 per bushel Soybeans $5.00 per bushel Other Oilseeds $10.09 per hundredweight for each "other oilseed" Small Chickpeas $7.43 per hundredweight Large Chickpeas $11.28 per hundredweight Dry Peas $5.40 per hundredweight Lentils $11.28 per hundredweight Long grain rough rice $6.50 per hundredweight Medium/short grain rough rice $6.50 per hundredweight Peanuts $355.00 per ton Upland Cotton $0.52 per pound * Extra Long Staple Cotton $0.7977 per pound Graded Wool $1.15 per pound Nongraded Wool $0.40 per pound

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“Providing Great Experiences for Children” The Northeast Colorado Child Care Resource and Referral Annual Child Care Providers’ conference, “Providing Great Experiences for Children” will be held on April 26th in Yuma at the First Southern Baptist Church from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. Attendance of this amazing training opportunity is open to anyone in Colorado who wants to learn useful skills in working with children. This includes family child care providers, group leaders, preschool teachers, and center/preschool directors, social workers, home visitors, children’s librarians, parents, court ordered child representatives, foster parents, teenage babysitters and all others who are in regular contact with children birth to 12 years old. The keynote this year is being provided by Ernie Batson, MA. Ernie is an early childhood specialist and has been working with children of all abilities between birth and age 8 for 30 years. His keyote will be based on Sensory Integration and young children. By popular demand, this is the third year that Ernie has been invited to our conference and we are excited that he will also be providing a hands on session on science similar to the one he did last few years! Ernie’s keynote is “Building Self-Esteem One Brick at a Time.” Participants will learn strategies that help children develop this all important life skill. Breakout sessions at this year’s conference include: “Little Lab: The Science of Earthquakes and Volcanoes” by Ernie Batson, “Division of Early Care and Learning: QRIS, Center Rules and More!” By Barbara Willson, “Rating Scales and YOU!” By Claudia Strait, “Improving a Child’s Behavior” by Sam Towers and “Art as a Process” by Deidre Huwa. During the conference there will be a Scholastic Book Fair where attendees can purchase low cost, quality children’s literature. Participants will earn 8 continuing education

credits toward their licensing requirements. Registration fee is still only $35.00 which includes lunch. There will also be over $500 worth of amazing developmentally appropriate door prizes awarded at lunch. The Northeast Colorado Child Care Resource and Referral (NCCCRR) is a program of the non-profit organization the Rural Communities Resource Center and a Qualistar Colorado

partner. Funding for NCCCRR and for the conference is received from Qualistar Colorado through CDHS, Centennial Mental Health, Early Childhood Council of Yuma, Washington and Kit Carson Counties, Lincoln County Department of Human Services, Logan County Department of Human Services and the Yuma County Department of Human Services. In kind and donations have been

received from KAPLAN, Discount School Supplies, Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation and DBTAC Rocky Mountain ADA Center. For more information or for a registration form please contact Sheila Anzlovar or Gail Pallesen at the Northeast Colorado Child Care Resource and Referral. Registration information and conference brochure can also be found on their website at www.

Arickaree FFA Auction

On Thursday March 17, 2014 the Arickaree FFA held our annual hired hand auction. The chapter sold thirty-one FFA members for eight hours of work, in addition six members volunteered to donate an additional eight hours of labor and were sold in small groups. The members also made shop projects that were sold. The Arickaree FFA Chapter would like to thank all buyers that attended the sale. We greatly appreciate your support! Richie Land & Cattle Goldy Harman Henry Harman 21st Century-Yuma Oleo Farms 21st Century-Flagler MT Farms 21st Century-Akron Doug Dietz Jason & Jackie Page Bank of Colorado Bank of Colorado-Akron Stratton Coop-Kirk Wagner Farms Anton Coop Baker & Baker Premier Farm Credit Matt & Sherie Wagner Daisy Lane Dairy Lanny & Connie Payne Aaron & Holli Frank Harman Brothers Pachner Farms Beverly Michal NorthStar Bank Karl Wright Jason & Tycie Lichty Loy & Betty Dolifka Chris Craig Consulting Mike McCaleb CPS & King Air South Wind Crop Insurance-Jim Unger Troy & Kristen Schnieder Donny Reimenschnieder Troy Klassen Mathew Pieper Prairie Motel Mark & Lori McCaffrey Rob Hasz Leo & Veda Pieper Mathew & Lacey Brent First Pioneer National Bank Farmers State Bank Ken Cronk *** Thank you to Michal Auctioneers-Jim and Jake Michal for donating their auctioneering service and The Arickaree Young Farmers for cooking the dinner*** A special thanks to our top supporters: Troy Klassen/Aaron & Holli Frank Jason & Tycie Lichty/Chris Craig Consulting 21st Century-Yuma MT Farms Jason & Jackie Page Harman Brothers Beverly Michal

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Saffer takes over father’s driving job

Kyler Saffer stands in front of the gas truck. Photo by Jerry Patterson By Alicia Barry about taking over his father’s and want to introduce him to the Kyler Saffer is the newest face driving job. Of course, they community,” Susan Ison said. at Ison Oil. Kyler’s main job will be delivwere more than happy to have Ison Oil and surrounding com- him on board. Prior to this po- ering diesel and gas to farms and munities lost a good man when sition, Kyler was working in the oil rigs. He may not be in the of13-year Ison Oil employee, Jeff Wray area. fice often, but if you see a new Saffer, passed away in Febru“It is very neat that we have face driving down the road in an ary. In March, Jeff’s youngest gotten to know Jeff’s kids. We Ison Oil truck, send him a wave. son, Kyler, approached Ison Oil hope Kyler’s very happy here,

USDA Announces the Extension of the Milk Income Loss Contract Program for 2014

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia today announced the extension of the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program. The extended MILC protects dairy farmers enrolled in the program against income loss through Sept. 1, 2014, or until a new Margin Protection Program for dairy producers (MPP), established by the 2014 Farm Bill, is operational. Contracts for eligible producers enrolled in MILC on or before Sept. 30, 2013, are au-

tomatically extended until the termination date of the MILC program. Dairy operations with approved MILC contracts will continue to receive monthly payments if a payment rate is in effect. MILC compensates enrolled dairy producers when the Boston Class I milk price falls below $16.94 per hundredweight (cwt), after adjustment for the cost of dairy feed rations. MILC payments are calculated each month using the latest milk price and feed cost, just as in the 2008 Farm Bill. The payment rate for October 2013 through January

2014 marketings is zero. Payment rates during the months after January 2014 until the termination of the MILC program will be determined as the appropriate data becomes available. Since MILC payments are limited to a maximum amount of milk production each fiscal year, dairy operations may select a production start month other than October 2013 (the start of fiscal year 2014). Producers who want to select a different production start month must visit their local FSA office between April 14, 2014, and May 30, 2014. FSA will provide producers with information on program requirements, updates and signups as the information becomes available. For more information on MILC, contact a local FSA county office or visit the FSA website at

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Harding joins Quality Irrigation as co-owner

By Alicia Barry Rob Harding has made the switch from suits and ties at the Bank of Colorado, to work boots at Quality Irrigation in Yuma. After 27-28 years at the Bank of Colorado in Yuma, Harding decided it was time to make a change from his Regional President position. During this time, he oversaw six banks in northeast Colorado. Discussions to buy into Quality Irrigation had

been ongoing, and the time was right. His first day on the job was Monday, March 31. “I had the opportunity to buy into a business and want to stay in Yuma. It will be nice to own something of my own,” Harding said. Greg Jones began Quality Irrigation in 1986, and he isn’t going anywhere. Jones will continue to be an owner, and he and Harding will be partners in the

business. Quality Irrigation is an agriculture based Valley dealer that services center pivots, irrigation pumps and submersible pumps in a 120 mile radius from Yuma. “I’m looking to continue with the same great service it’s always been since Greg started the company 28 years ago,” Harding finished.

By Alicia Barry Jeff Jones, Technology Director for the Otis School District, attended the eighth annual IT Summit Wednesday, April 2 in Denver. The purpose of the executive technology conference series is to provide educational and networking resources for the IT leaders in Colorado. The confer-

ence is driven by an Executive Board of regional IT professionals that directs the content of the conference. The IT Summit is designed to address the real-world opportunities and challenges faced by today's executives. The day consisted of several presentations by various prominent individuals in the technology world. Some of those included ‘How the Could is Changing the Deployment of Wi-Fi’, ‘Trends in Cyber Security’, ‘Modern Human Trafficking in a Neighborhood Near You’, and “Top 10 Critical Success Factors for Information Security’. In all, 14 presentations and panel discussions were held throughout the day. Jones had the opportunity to participate in an IT Security Panel Discussion with Dr. Liz Peralez, Professor of Computer

Science & Information Technology at Colorado Technical University; Julie Ouska, CIO/ Vice President of Information Technology at Colorado Community College System, and Karl Seifert, Assistant Director of Information Technology at the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Jones began his IT career as an assistant administrator in a Novell environment. Rapidly moving to site administrator, Jones decided to seek further education in the IT field. Upon completing his studies, Jones found an opportunity to work in Telecommunications & IT for the State of Colorado at MCC. After over seven years at MCC, another opportunity was pursued and he became the Director of Technology for the Otis School District.

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Brady and Jordan Baer named 2A Players of The Year

Akron’s #24 Brady Baer in the championship game with Sanford at the 2014 State Tournament. Photo by Shantil Watson Basler

Baer honored as 2A Boys Player of the Year 2013-14 1st Team All State

By Alicia Barry Brady Baer of Akron has one more accomplishment to add to his already stellar senior season: 2A Player of the Year. Baer led the Rams to a 2014 state runner-up after breaking the Colorado all-time scoring record in the process. He was a four year started for the Rams and broke several school records along the way. He paced the Rams with 31.4 points and 2.7 steals per game. He came in second with 6.6 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game. He led all classifications in points per game and came in first in 2A shooting 49% from the three point line and second in assists. “Earning Player of the Year has been a goal of mine since I was little, so when I heard I was selected, I was extremely excited. I would like to thank my family, friends, and especially my coaches for their support all year! I am currently undecided on my future, but am exploring my options with some Division 2 schools that have expressed interest in me playing basketball for them,” Baer said. Baer is the son of Alan and Lori Baer of Akron.

2013-14 2A All-State 3rd Team

Akron’s #1 Jordan Baer in the game with Hoehne at the 2014 State Tournament. Photo by Shantil Watson Basler.

Baer named 2A Girls Player of the Year 2013-14 1st Team All State

By Alicia Barry For the third year in a row, a Lady Ram has been named the 2A Player of the Year. Akron junior, Jordan Baer, is the newest athlete to receive the elite award. Baer has been a three year starter for the powerful Rams, being a part of the back-to-back championship teams in 2012 and 2013 and the consolation championship team just this March. Baer led the Lady Rams in scoring with 17.7 points per game, 5.2 assists per game, 3.6 steals per game and 2.6 blocks per game. She was also second in rebounding with 6.2 per game. She made it to the free throw line 170 times, the most of any player for the Lady Rams, and knocked it down 67% of the time. She ranked fourth in 2A scoring, third in assists and sixth in blocks. “At first I was really surprised because there were many worthy players in 2A that could have earned this award, and then when it sunk in I felt honored for being recognized. There are many different people I would like to thank, but most importantly my dad, who invested his time and his knowledge without ever asking anything in return. I would also like to thank my coach, Rick Agan, and my teammates for pushing me to be the player that I am. Last, I would like to thank all of my family for their constant support. As for my future, I am undecided. I am just going to enjoy my last year of club and high school basketball and see what collegiate path follows,” Otis Telegraph Sports FYI In 135 dates at Mile High, the Rockies drew 7,701,861 fans (57,051 per game). After drawing 4,483,350 in the '93 inaugural, the Rockies were on pace to shatter that mark in '94, averaging 58,598 through 56 home dates, which would have put the season ending mark at 4,687,840. Despite the year's abrupt end, in two seasons the Rockies had 52 occasions when better than 60,000 paid to watch baseball; 21 times the crowd eclipsed 70,000.

Akron Lady Ram #5 AJ Miller

2013-14 2A All-State 3rd Team

Akron Ram #22 Jared Clarkson

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County schools compete at Holyoke Invitational

Otis’ Lindsey Wagner placed 12th in the Triple Jump with a jump of 23-06.00 Photo by Jerry Patterson

Vance, Akron, 1st place with a time of 13.28; Lizzie Holtorf, Akron, 4th with a time of 13.76; Eva Vasquez, Lone Star, 11th place with a time of 15.04; Molly Goeglein, Otis, 18th place with a time of 16.49 and Courtney Collins, Otis, 20th place with a time of 17.27. 200 meter dash: Ivanna Vance, Akron, 1st place with a time of 28.02; Teresa Davis, Otis, 12th place with a time of 32.02; Liz Norell, Lone Star, 16th place with a time of 34.36; Courtney Collins, Otis, 18th place with a time of 35.80 and Molly Goeglein, Otis, 20th place with a time of 38.23. 400 meter dash: Taylor Atkinson, Otis, 10th place with a time of 1:13.26. 800 meter run: Karli Christensen, Akron, 2nd place with a time of 2:39.41. 100 meter hurdles: Lizzie Holtorf, Akron, 1st place with a time of 17.23; Jaryn Dreher, Akron, 6th place with a time of 20.61 and Lindsey Wagner, Otis, 8th place with a time of 22.54. 300 meter hurdles: Lindsey Wagner, Otis, 8th place with a time of 1:03.00. 4x100 meter relay: Akron, 1st place with a time of 53.23 Lone Star’s Sadie Parker placed 4th in the Shot Put with a put of 29- and Otis, 8th place with a time 04.50. Photo by Jerry Patterson of 58.07. By Alicia Barry 4x200 meter relay: Akron, 1st Akron, Otis and Lone Star place with a time of 1:53.33. were among several schools tak4x400 meter relay: Akron, ing part in the Holyoke Invita- 1st place with a time of 4:35.59 tion Saturday, April 5. The meet and Otis, 5th place with a time was the first in 26 years for the of 5:03.42. school, which recently complet4x800 meter relay: Otis, 4th ed their new all-weather track. place with a time of 12:07.32 Girls Results and Akron, 5th place with a time Team scores: 1st, Wray, 147; of 12:21.87. 2nd, Akron, 113.5; 3rd, Yuma, 800 meter sprint medley 90.50; 4th, Peetz, 63; 5th, Sedg- relay: Akron, 5th place with wick County, 56; 6th, Holyoke, a time of 2:03.78 and Otis, 9th 55; 7th, Haxtun, 46; 8th, Cali- place with a time of 2:20.21. che, 38; tied for 9th, Fleming High jump: Kelsey Guy, and Idalia, 32; 11th, Otis, 20 and Akron, 3rd place with a jump 12th, Lone Star, 12. of 4-06.00; Mauri Lundquist, 100 meter dash: Ivanna Akron, 6th place with a jump

of 4-02.00 and Jaryn Dreher, Akron, 8th place with a jump of 4-00.00. Pole vault: Karli Christensen, Akron, 1st place with a vault of 8-08.00; Antonya Schaffert, Otis, 3rd place with a vault of 7-08.00; Kylee Kuntz, Otis, 5th place with a vault of 7-08.00; Jaryn Dreher, Akron, 6th place with a vault of 7-08.00 and Mauri Lundquist, Akron, 13th place with a vault of 6-02.00. Long jump: Kaylee Traxler, Akron, 8th place with a jump of 13-00.00; Emilie Brent, Akron, 9th place with a jump of 12-10.50; Liz Norell, Lone Star, 15th place, 11-04.50; Hanna Stallings, Otis, 20th place with a jump of 10-07.00 and Courtney Collins, Otis, 24th place with a jump of 9-10.00. Triple jump: Eva Vasquez, Lone Star, 4th place with a jump of 29-06.50; Lindsey Wagner, Otis, 12th place with a jump of 23-06.00 and Courtney Collins, Otis, 13th place with a jump of 21-00.00. Shot put: Janessa Ramey, Akron, 2nd place with a throw of 32-06.75; Sadie Parker, Lone Star, 4th place with a throw of 29-04.50; Daydra Parker, Lone Star, 16th place with a throw of 22-08.25; Kacee Christensen, Otis, 18th place with a throw of 21-03.50; Rayannon Reed, Lone Star, 20th place with a throw of 16-11.00 and Kiera Vega, Lone star, 23rd place with a throw of 11-07.25. Discus: Sadie Parker, Lone Star, 7th place with a throw of 77-01; Janessa Ramey, Akron, 12th place with a throw of 7204; Kacee Christensen, Otis, 19th place with a throw of 5604; Daydra Parker, Lone Star, 23rd place with a throw of 5011; Rayannon Reed, Lone Star, 24th place with a throw of 50-05 and Kiera Vega, Lone Star, 27th place with a throw of 34-01.

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Boys Results

Team scores: 1st, Wray, 122; 2nd, Holyoke, 89; 3rd, Sedgwick County, 83.50; 4th, Yuma, 81; 5th, Otis, 71.50; 6th, Fleming, 56; 7th, Haxtun, 47; 8th, Idalia, 39.50; 9th, Peetz, 35; 10th, Caliche, 23; 11th, Akron, 16.50 and 12th, Lone Star, 14. 100 meter dash: Eli Palser, Otis, 1st place with a time of 11.89; Austin Kuntz, Lone Star, 8th place with a time of 12.73; Kaiden McCall, Otis, 11th place with a time of 13.86; Brynnan McCall, Otis, 12th place with a time of 13.39; Gage Roubideaux, Lone Star, 14th place with a time of 13.56; Reid Palser, Otis, 17th place with a time of 13.73 and Elliot Ehrman, Otis, 22nd place with a time of 14.88. 200 meter dash: Austin Kuntz, Lone Star, 3rd place with a time of 26.86; Gage Roubideaux, Lone Star, 6th place with a time of 27.62; Brynnan McCall, Otis, 9th place with a time of 28.13; Reid Palser, Otis, 12th place with a time of 28.49 and Elliot Ehrman, Otis, 15th place with a time of 31.24. 400 meter dash: Drew Palser, Otis, 4th place with a time of 58.92; Austin Kuntz, Lone Star, 5th place with a time of 58.72; Mario Dracon, Otis, 11th place

Otis’ Eli Palser (3rd from right)won the boys 100 Meter Dash with a time of 11.89. Lone Star’s Austin Kuntz (second from left) finished 8th with a time of 12.73. Photo by Chan McCall Photo highlights of Holyoke meet on OTsportschek facebook 4x100 meter relay: Otis, 4th Otis, 5th place with a jump of tied for 8th place with a vault with a time of 1:05.45 and Elliot Ehrman, Otis, 13th place with a place with a time of 48.84. 5-00.00. of 8-02.00 and Jamie Allacher, 4x200 meter relay: Otis, 3rd time of 1:14.51. Pole vault: Jared Clarkson, Otis, 11th place with a vault of 110 meter hurdles: Jamie place with a time of 1:41.41. Akron, 1st place with a vault 7-02.00. 4x400 meter relay: Otis, 1st of 11-08.00; Brynnan McCall Allacher, Otis, 6th place with a Long jump: Tanner Pflager, place with a time of 3:56.90. time of 20.54. and Reid Palser, both of Otis, Otis, 6th place with a jump of 4x800 meter relay: Otis, 7th tied for 4th place with a vault 16-10.00; Reid Palser, Otis, 300 meter hurdles: Jamie Allacher, Otis, 6th place with a place with a time of 10:55.35. of 9-08.00; Levi Basler, Ak- 10th place with a jump of 15High jump: Mario Dracon, ron, and Kaiden McCall, Otis, 07.00; Gage Roubideaux, Lone time of 50.18.

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Star, 11th place with a jump of 15-06.00; Mario Dracon, Otis, tied for 13th place with a jump of 15-02.50; Kaiden McCall, Otis, 16th place with a jump of 14-07.00 and Tanner Patterson, Otis, 20th place with a jump of 12-06.00. Triple jump: Jared Clarkson, Akron, 5th place with a jump of 35-09.50 and Levi Basler, Akron, 7th place with a jump of 32-03.50. Shot put: Zeth Schoenfeld, Otis, 6th place with a throw of 36-00.00; Ian Halcomb, Otis, 9th place with a throw of 3209.25 and Jason Allacher, Otis, 10th place with a throw of 3209.00. Discus: Zeth Schoenfeld, Otis, 3rd place with a throw of 12706; Drew Palser, Otis, 7th place with a throw of 98-03 and Ian Halcomb, Otis, 22nd place with a throw of 50-06.


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Bobbetta Jane Thompson Violet “Vi” Darby

Bobbetta Jane Thompson, 95, formerly of Spearfish, South Dakota, passed away on April 2, 2014, at the Washington County Nursing Home in Akron, Colorado. Bobbetta was born on December 28, 1918, to Robert and Edith Burcham in Arlington, South Dakota. On August 29, 1940, she was united in marriage to Walter Thompson. To this union, two children were born: Kathryn (1943) and James (1944). In 1949, the Thompson’s left eastern South Dakota and moved to Spearfish, located in the northern Black Hills. Bobbetta and Walter built a home there and raised their children. Bobbetta enjoyed several pastimes such as gardening (especially her flowers), church activities at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, participating in the Black Hills Passion Play; and later in life spending win-

ter months in Arizona, visiting with her many friends, quilting, and singing in the Senior Choir. After Walter passed away in September of 1999, Bobbetta was still able to stay in her house until the fall of 2010, when she moved into assisted living at Edgewood Vista in Spearfish. Then, to be closer to her children, in April of 2013, she moved to the Legacy assisted living facility in Sterling, Colorado, where she remained until the time of her death. Bobbetta was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Walter, and her two sisters, Winnie and Grace. Survivors include her children, Kathy Quintana (Dave) of Littleton, Colorado; and Jim Thompson (Wanda) of Akron, Colorado; six grandsons, nine great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Saturday, April 12th at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Otis, Colorado, with Pastor Scott Bieker officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Spearfish on Wednesday, April 23 at 10:30 am with Pastor Gene Bauman officiating. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Otis, or to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Spearfish. Bowin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Violet “Vi” Darby, 85 of Sterling, passed away Mon, March 31, 2014 in Sterling. Visitation will be from 2p.m. until 5p.m., Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Mon. April 7, 2014 at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home with Rev. Jodi Harless and Deacon Ronald Michieli officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery Vi was born July 16, 1928 in Traer, Kansas to Martin Ellsworth and Gracie Elizabeth McCartney Brannan. She married Calvin Arthur Darby on May 4, 1947 in Akron, CO. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Vi was a waitress at the J & L Café and Foxhoven’s. She was also a cashier at the NJC Cafeteria for 15 years. She loved watching and attending the NJC baseball games and she was known as NJC’s #1 baseball fan. She thoroughly enjoyed watching all of her grandchildren’s sports

and activities and loved spending time with them as well as her great grandchildren. She also enjoyed the Colorado Rockies, doing crossword puzzles, reading, writing letters and Bassett hounds. She lived her life to the fullest and had lots of fun doing so She is survived by son Marc S. Darby and wife Irene of Sterling; grandchildren Brad Darby and wife Holly of Greeley, Brenda Gojkovich and husband Tim of Sterling, Brandon Darby and wife Kimberly of Riverside, CA; great grandchildren Zander Gojkovich of Sterling, Abigail Darby of Riverside, CA, and Julian Darby of Greeley. She was preceded in death by parents, husband Calvin, son Dallas, three sisters, three brothers and one grandson. Memorial may be made to the Violet Rae Darby Memorial.

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Death Notice

Misty Still, mother to Alisa and Scott Aughe, passed away on April 1, 2014 at 6:57a.m. She will be loved and missed by many. There is no funeral service being held. If you would like to make a donation to an organization in her name, we would like them to go to the Diabetes foundation or the Kansas kidney foundation. Thank you for your support, thoughts/prayers and understanding.

Pioneer Story

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Continued From Last Week

There were a goodly number of school-age children, and no school. In the fall of 1910, the neighborhood gathered and engaged Miss Minnie Finker to teach three months. They fitted up an abandoned homestead shack, made benches and tables, provided books, and school started, but in about three weeks, the school house burned to the ground. After fitting up another building with benches, tables and new books, the term was finished. We broke 30 acres of sod that first spring, using the mild board plow, pulverized it with disk and harrow as we prepared the seed bed in Iowa, planted it to corn and a few pinto beans, with a surface planter, but, due to the very dry summer, and the wrong way of-preparing the seed bed, the corn only grew about three feet high, and with no ears. We cut it all by hand, tied it in bundles with some twine we had brought with us, and wintered the livestock in good shape. There were a few beans. By that time the cash on hand was dwindling away pretty fast, so our diet was restricted to bread and syrup, corn bread and beans, with very little pie or cake. Father secured some work from Rollie Austin, four miles northeast of our place, walking each way and carrying his lunch pail. In the fall of 1911 the community met, and laid outlines for School District No. 43. They voted to build two school houses, one in each end of the district and elect-

and father as the school board. The two houses were built. The one in our end of the district was named Prairie View and the one in the west Bellevue. Miss Lennie McKie was engaged to teach Prairie View, her salary $20 per month as I remember. There were 42 pupils enrolled at one time in this school. The building served the community until the county schools were consolidated, and now sits on the Washington County Museum ground, just south of the Court House in Akron. In the spring of 1913, we had perhaps the worst blizzard that ever struck Washington County. Three days and three nights the storm raged; there were drifts 15 feet high. Barns were nearly filled with snow; the attic of the school house was full. Father and I worked nearly a day to clean it out, and before the snow had all melted away, Mary, our sister, passed away, victim of diabetes, for which there was no remedy in those days. We buried her in the *elba cemetery, six miles south and one-half mile west of our place. The remains were later moved to the family plot in the Akron cemetery., In the spring of 1915, George had become old enough to take over the farming operation. Father bought a gang plow, which George pulled with five horses, and a two lister, with six horses. Elmer was old enough to give a helping hand.

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CDOT offering Telephone Town Hall Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation in Eastern Colorado STERLING – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall next week for the residents of Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma counties, providing them with an opportunity to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation priorities. On Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m., citizens living in eastern and northeastern Colorado will be called at random through an automated system and invited to take part in the telephone forum. Anyone who wants to participate but did not receive a call can dial in, toll-free, at 1-877229-8493, PIN 112034. Those who choose to join the call will have the chance to express their thoughts and ask questions about transportation. Participants also will be able to use their keypad to answer live polls. “I’m looking forward to this conversation between CDOT and the users of its transportation system on the High Plains,” said Yuma County Commissioner and Chairman of the Eastern Transportation Planning Region Trent Bushner. “Among other issues, we know residents of

eastern and northeastern Colorado want to improve their pavement and shoulder conditions. A telephone town hall is an innovative and convenient way for our citizens to have their voices heard as part of the transportation planning process.” CDOT is hosting the telephone town halls for residents in all 64 counties through early June. Coloradans are being encouraged to join the conversation and express their thoughts on how CDOT should focus its limited funding, discuss the link between transportation and the economy, and weigh in on regional priorities. “My family has been in the farming and insurance businesses for generations in Phillips County. With my tenure on the Haxtun Chamber of Commerce and the Haxtun Hospital District, I have seen first-hand the importance of a well-maintained transportation system in rural Colorado,” said Colorado Transportation Commissioner Stephen Hofmeister.” “Farmers, ranchers and other rural Coloradoans depend on our road system to move crops and livestock to markets and to move services to and from rural towns. I am most concerned about adequate highway maintenance. With such a small pot of dollars, we're forced to compete for our share.”

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Eligible Adults enrolled in Medicaid may now recieve dental

DENVER – April 1, 2014 – Beginning today, eligible adults enrolled in Colorado Medicaid will have access to dental benefits. The new benefit will provide Medicaid enrolled adults, age 21 years and over, an annual dental benefit of up to $1,000 in dental services. Historically, only emergency dental services were covered for adult Medicaid clients. “Lack of preventive dental coverage can contribute to a range of serious health complications,” said Susan E. Birch, MBA, BSN, RN, executive director. “This benefit will enable clients to get cleanings, minor fillings and diagnostic imaging services. Numerous studies have shown healthy teeth play a significant role in improving one’s self-esteem, impact economic opportunities and lead to a better quality of life.” The new benefit is authorized by legislation passed last spring, Senate Bill 242. The new adult dental benefit will be implemented in two phases: • April 1, 2014 – Basic adult dental preventive, diagnostic and minor restorative dental services (such as x-rays and minor fillings) and treatment planning will be covered. • July 1, 2014 – More comprehensive adult services such as root canals, crowns, partial dentures, periodontal scaling and root planing (and other procedures requiring prior authorization) will be covered. Clients may search for dental providers in their area by visiting the Department website at For more information including frequently asked questions about the new dental benefit visit About the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing: The Department administers the Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus programs as well as a variety of other programs for low-income Coloradans who qualify. The mission of the Department is to improve health care access and outcomes for the people we serve while demonstrating sound stewardship of financial resources. For more information about the Department, please visit Colorado. gov/hcpf.

THINKING ABOUT HEALTH How Much Should We Pay for Medicines? By Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health News Service At the tail end of last year the Food and Drug Administration approved a drug that may cure some three million Americans who have hepatitis C, a disease that interferes with liver function and can eventually lead to liver cancer. It’s a serious illness; many people don’t know they have it until the first symptoms show up years later, and those who do have it undergo grueling and sometimes ineffective treatments. So when Gilead Sciences, the manufacturer of sofosbuvir, which goes by the brand name Sovaldi, announced its new drug was ready for prime time, doctors who treat patients with the disease cheered. Results of clinical trials showed side effects appeared to be mild compared to those from conventional treatment and cure rates seemed to be high. A hepatitis expert at Johns Hopkins said, “This is about as hot as I’ve ever seen.” Stock analysts were ecstatic. One told the New York Times global sales---about 170 million people worldwide are infected--could surpass the sales record of $13 billion set by Lipitor, the statin used to treat high cholesterol. The press touted the good news, too, as it customarily does when a new wonder drug hits the market. And as it too often does, it gave short shrift to the price. Sovaldi has one major drawback---its budget-busting price tag. Gilead says it will cost $84,000 for the three-month treatment regime. That’s $1,000 a pill. The debut of sofosbuvir offers a clear example of how expensive technology enters the medical marketplace even before all the evidence comes in that the drug works. In Sovaldi’s case not all the new drug combinations have been extensively tested. “We may be in for surprises, still,” said Charles Rice, a hepatitis C expert at Rockefeller University in New York City. It also raises important questions about who should pay for the drug. Should it be Medicare? Medicaid? Commercial insurers? Or should it be the patients whose insurance policies increasingly come with high amounts of cost-sharing in the form of deductibles and coinsurance? And what contribution does Sovaldi make to the overall

high price of medical care in the U.S., the highest in the world? Indeed these questions can be asked about any new drug or medical device. But they aren’t. Other countries have agencies that deliberate such trade-offs. We don’t. To raise them conjures up unpleasant images of rationing—patients deprived of life-saving treatments. Asking them also conflicts with a deeply held American belief that the medicine man sits at the right hand of God, and we’re willing to spend anything for cures and treatments even if they are extraordinarily pricey. The entry of Sovaldi also invites serious questioning about why the price of new medical technology doesn’t seem to decrease as prices for other technological advances do---computers, for example. There’s no downward pressure on prices. The patent system for new drugs—protection from competition for seven to 12 years---leaves drug makers in the driver’s seat. Payers pretty much have to cough up what drug makers charge. And federal rules prevent Medicare, one of the largest buyers of drugs, from negotiating with drug makers over prices. Basically, what’s left is negative publicity, and the press doesn’t provide much of that. A recent NPR segment did,

however, probing the high price of sofosbuvir. It questioned why the drug maker needed to make its prices so high especially given the large potential market for the drug. One hepatitis expert wanted to know why once Gilead recovered its costs it couldn’t reduce the price. “I don’t want to say it’s unfair, but it does start feeling more exploitative,” she told NPR listeners. A Gilead vice president responded “That’s very unlikely that we would do that.” Right now they don’t have to. Instead Gilead said it would help patients pay for the drug. You know one of those patient assistance programs that no doubt helps those who have no money for such expensive treatment. (These programs do means test; that is, help is available only for those with the lowest incomes.) But does that gesture do much to bring down the cost of the drug and thus the country’s health care tab that feeds into the insurance premiums and cost of care we pay out of pocket? No, say many experts. Such programs may serve to keep drug prices high. All this is something to ponder as we move into an election year with health care and its cost promising to dominate the campaign.

Mohair $4.20 per pound Raw Cane Sugar $0.1875 per pound Refined Beet Sugar $ 0 . 2 4 0 9 per pound Honey $0.69 per pound *The 2014-crop upland cotton loan rate was previously announced in a separate press release on Feb. 18, 2014. County loan rates also are announced for the 2014 crops of wheat, corn, grain sorghum, barley, oats, soybeans and other oilseeds (sunflower seed, flaxseed, canola, rapeseed, safflower, mustard seed, crambe and sesame seed); national milled

rice loan rates by class and state rough rice loan rates by class for the 2014 rice crop; and regional loan rates for 2014 pulse crops (dry peas and lentils). The rates are posted on the FSA website at Later announcements will include peanut loan rates by type, refined beet sugar loan rates by region, raw cane sugar loan rates by state, and the schedule of premiums, discounts and other related information. For more information, please visit a nearby USDA Service Center or FSA’s website www.

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The beautiful and wet spring snow was so nice last week. I sure enjoyed it. As I watch every little green thing pop is a wonderful sight! Katherine (Littleton) Layher and her caregiver Zuszsa Toth and Katherine's granddaughter Kimberly Castandea, Husband Juan and their children came to spend the week with Ed & Linda Littleton. While here they spent time visiting relatives and friends. Matt & Tish Allacher went to

the movies Sunday evening in Yuma. They both enjoyed the movie Divergent. Francis and Coeta Perry, and Robert and Chandra Dix and son Royce joined Peggy Lou Pletcher and family in church on Sunday. The group then gathered for an afternoon of celebration. The group was celebrating Francis and Coeta's 61st wedding anniversary. Congratulations on many happy years. Landan and Anthonya Schaffert were home for the weekend. They enjoyed the celebrations. Lee and Peggy Lou Pletcher catered the Gideon Banquet at the Nazarene Church in Yuma. Lee's mom Carol and niece helped with the catering. The banquet is in celebration of Pastor Appreciation. Vern and Toots Churchill had some company for 2 days last week. Relatives were visiting. Jim & Josie Churchll were at Vern and Toots Churchill's for Sunday dinner. On Thursday, Jerry Patterson bumped into Russell and Shawn Brandon in Brush. They had coffee at McDonalds and took the opportunity to “brush” up on their politics. Continued on next page

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Eyes and Ears of Clara Johnston The weather still can’t make up it’s mind, but hey ! isn’t that what we call Spring? The news was thin this week so I’ll talk about “me” Thursday morning when I woke up my little black spot in my eye was gone, I was almost scared to move. The black spot was a “gas bubble” It was intended to lay against the repaired retina and help it heal . That is my explanation what it’s purpose was and it became a real thorn in my side because it was, where I wanted to see. But it’s gone now and I feel safe to drive my car. I can come and go when and where I want to. Virginia and Dean Laybourn

went to Otis for lunch, after Sunday School, They ate at Mom’s café and visited Allen Laybourn. There were 35 for Sunday School. Saturday evening, young Master Riley Baux celebrated his 4th birthday at CreekSide. There were about 15 mostly relatives that were in the area and a few friends. Riley is the son of Julia (White) and Glenn Baux. Also the Grandson of Donna Roberts and Tim White and the Great-grandson of Hilma Madison and Rodney White. The group ate Pizza and “Spider man cake”

baked and decorated by Mom ( Julia.)

Ellen Cecil was in Vona this week helping with the kinContinued on next page

A View of Lindon by Lois Scott The View from Lindon is of the evidence that Spring is here with the ‘purple mustard’ in bloom and a tinge of green to the pastures which is a ‘verse’ to add to the umpteen verses of ‘Same Song’ wind and dirt in the air. The words of “fire north of Last Chance” a week ago Monday had hearts racing remembering the disastrous June 2012 Last Chance Fire. Thankfully this fire was soon contained despite the strong winds that prevailed that day. Reportedly 120 acres were burned in this incident over west of the former Kejr place on Rd 24 west of Hwy 71. A report that a tumbleweed caught in electric fencing is theorized as the cause of the fire. That brought to mind a comment by an urban resident a number of years ago wondering why farmers raise thistles/tumbleweeds... This fire is a good reminder that if one has not yet registered landline phone numbers and/ or cell phone numbers with the WY Communications Center, this needs to be done

for Reverse 911 calls to be made in time of impending danger, which includes severe weather - heavy rain, flooding, hail, tornadoes. OOPS! Inadvertently omitted earlier in a column is that John McMath of New York, has been to Colorado recently to visit in the homes of daughters, Sandi and Greg Peterson here at Lindon, and Leslie McMath and grandson Alex, in Metro Denver. OOPS! This writer failed to mention in this column a week ago that the previous week Kaila and Breann Sweet of Deer Trail enjoyed a day at the home of Grammy Mary Kleinschmnidt for some quilting activity and a good visit. Indeed the report that water buffalo was on the menu at the recent Colorado agriculture event held at the University of Northern Colorado was accurate. Sue Leach confirmed that initially she was skeptical as well but learned that the water buffa-

lo are raised at the Colorado State Penitentary at Canon City and that the milk goes to Leprin for making cheese. Frank and Linda Hoover were to New Mexico last week and enjoyed visit time with their sons Merritt and Ian, both of whom live at Farmington. Young Miss Tailyn Paulson of Colorado Springs was a recent houseguest in the home of her great grandparents, Verle and Buni Riemenschneider during her spring break from school studies. She and Buni enjoyed time together doing art and craft projects. The Bethel Church of the Brethren had a nice attendance at the Open House roller skating at the Fellowship/Activity Hall on Saturday afternoon. A great time was the report with a majority of those attedning being children. On Sunday Greg and Sandi Peterson were hosts to family

and friends enjoying a hamburger fry. Guests included Jared and Molly Brown and baby Ella, Missy Peterson, Spook Peterson, John McMath, Leslie McMath, Kent Trim, Paul Celand and Rachel Helms. Paul and Rachel came for a photo shoot by Jared for engagement pictures. Rachel is a long time friend of Cheryl Trim and has come to love this rural area and the country lifestyle. Homer and Pat Hill were to Calhan on Sunday for the funeral service of John Pieper of that community. He was a prominent person in the Lions and Masons as well as in the banking industry. Enroute to Calhan the Hills enjoyed dining with Patrick Leonard and daughter Ashleigh in Limon. With Easter approaching the Howard United Methodist Church at Last Chance will be holding a Maundy Thursday service on Thursday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m. to Continued on next page

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Out and Andersons return after About a long stay in Arizona Mr. Kaden Harms celebrated his 1st birthday Saturday, April 5th 2014 at the New Raymer Community Center. Kaden’s parents, Kaleb & Rebecca Harms hosted a potluck dinner and reception of cake and ice cream and gift opening. The teddy bear cake was made and decorated by granny Brenda Littlefield, and the cup cakes made by mommy Rebecca. Attending from Otis were great grandparents Ronald & Elaine Haverland, Ronna Haverland, Richard, Andrew and Jacob Perry, Haley Patterson, Steve, Lana and Nolan Bitterman, and Chandra and Royce Dix of Yuma. On Saturday, Cheryl Patterson went to DIA to pick up Dillon Patterson from Dallas, Tx. Dillon will return home on Wednesday. On Sunday evening, Jerry and Cheryl Patterson, Lonny and Bette Patterson and Dave and Lana Spurling hosted a 77th birthday celebration for their dad, John Patterson, at the home of Jerry and Cheryl. They enjoyed pizza and ice cream cake. Guest were Marcelyn Patterson, Dan and Shae Smith, Coley and Lanie, Jerry and Jamie Weber and Jaylin, Dillon Patterson,

On January 10, Mike Anderson and Craig Clough took Lloyd and Rozetta Anderson to Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Mike and Craig spent three days in Arizona helping Lloyd and Zet get settled and played many rounds of golf. Mike and Craig returned to their homes on January 16. Patty and Craig Clough and Roy and Ardis Sparks drove to Phoenix on February 7. Roy and Ardis stayed with Roy’s sister-in-law Gretta in Sun City and Craig and Patty went on to Lake Havasu. Mike and Deb Anderson and Rickie Guida arrived on February 8. Visiting, shopping, site-seeing, card playing and golfing were enjoyed by all during their visit. Dorothy Bolinger and Loren Gilbert had lunch with everyong on February 9. Pam Anderson-Odem, Sandy and Andrew Ohlson came to visit on February 21. They spent the weekend enjoying Alisha Smith and Jarryd, Ryan and Brooke Price, Gavin and Hattie, Haley Patterson, Andrew Perry and Ward and Pauline Clough. The Bid & Buy pinochle club met at the home of Alveda Reser. Members present besides the hostess were Sally

the warm weather and golfing. Kay, Aaron, Makenna, and Mason Metzler flew to visit the Anderson’s arriving on March 14. Everyone enjoyed the lake, Parker Dam, seeing burros, spending a day in Las Vegas, celebrating Mason’s birthday, and the warm weather. They flew home on March 19. Judy and Kemper Marley and their friend Barbara had their motor homes in the area and they were able to visit with all of the family during February and March. Donnie and Julie Anderson arrived on March 23 to spend the week with Lloyd and Zet. They played many rounds of golf. They also did some site-seeing and relaxed in the warm weather. On March 28 Donnie, Julie, Lloyd, and Zet started for home. Lloyd and Zet returned home to Sterling on March 29. Cross, Lila Harms, Nadene Knuden, Pat Payne, & Merle Wilkens. Guests were Doris Imhof & Clara Keller. Honors went to Doris, Merle, and Clara. After a fun afternoon of cards Alveda served a delicious desert. Next club will be April 18th at Merle Wilkens.

Eyes and Ears Clara of kindergarten and first grade reading classes.

Paula Norman reports they were “boring” this week and

did nothing. Clara Johnston and Hilma Madison were Sunday dinner guests of Donna Roberts, After a fine dinner of fried chicken and mashed potato’s and gravy, Julia and Preston entertained us with Toe Kwon Do moves and procedures. It’s quite interesting to me.

this week, Leo. You can’t hide much from others, especially your romantic feelings. The person you admire will soon learn of your feelings. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Virgo, a lot of drama is going Aries, despite a full workload, you are already looking on behind the scenes this week. ahead to some much-needed How much you get involved is rest and relaxation. Focus on entirely up to you. Just be prepared for the consequences. what’s on your plate at the LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 moment. Libra, you might have to set TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 your personal needs aside this Taurus, your personal life week in order to help a friend follows you to work this week. You can often compart- out of a difficult situation. You mentalize things, but you are are ready to provide any assistance you can. finding it difficult to do that SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 this week. Responsibility comes naturalGEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 ly to you, Scorpio. However, Gemini, information that may alter your future plans is sometimes you just have to let brought to your attention this loose and show off how you are feeling. Others will have a new week. It is not necessarily appreciation for you. bad news, but you will need SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23Dec21 to alter your plans a little. You are on the brink of a breakCANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 through, Sagittarius. You just Cancer, financial responsidon’t know when it is coming. bilities must be a priority Be patient and you will be this week. Now is the time pleasantly surprised with events to make important financial decisions that you have been that unfold. putting off for several weeks. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 A serious issue arises this week, LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Your feelings are transparent Capricorn. You may have avoid-

ed addressing this issue in the past, but there is no putting it off now. Approach the issue with an open mind. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 When an associate presents a problem, you are the perfect one to present a solution, Aquarius. Make the most of this opportunity and others will appreciate your efforts. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Responsibilities at work may be a bit overwhelming, Pisces. You are held to a higher standard than others, and now is the time to show why. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS APRIL 6 Paul Rudd, Actor (45) APRIL 7 John Oates, Singer (65) APRIL 8 John Schneider, Actor (54) APRIL 9 Elle Fanning, Actress (16) APRIL 10 Kasey Kahne, Race Car Driver (34) APRIL 11 Dustin Rhodes, Wrestler (45) APRIL 12 David Cassidy, Actor/Singer (64)

Lindon or 8 miles west of Anton), going south 8 miles, and then one mile back to the west on Rd 4 to this new venue.

tating and not at all comforting when people tell me that "at least I have other children and that I should concentrate on them." How can I politely tell them that I have never stopped taking care of my other children, and that nothing eases the pain of burying your child? -- MOURNING MY BABY IN PUERTO RICO Continued on next page

Horoscope for week of April 8,2014

A View of Lindon

which everyone is cordially invited to attend. The ecumenical Good Friday service is to be held at the Woodrow Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. on Friday the 18th with there also being a potluck meal. Everyone is invited to this service by the Woodrow Baptist Church, the Howard United Methodist Church, the Baptist Country Chapel and the Bethel Union Church. A reminder that the Grand Opening of the Middle of Somewhere Lodge nearby Lindon is this coming Sunday, April 13th at 2:00 p.m. To reach the location one takes Rd U (2 miles east of Ed and Ellen Cecil were in Yuma, this week, where Ed was seeing his eye doctor. They report the eye is getting better. They had lunch with Ed’s sister, Lila Simpson. If you have news for Clara’s please send to Her email was listed wrong last week.

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My 1-year-old baby recently passed away. I have two other children, one with special needs. I find it irri-

Taste of the Plains

by Luanne Shafer

White Texas Sheet Cake..... With Easter in a week this will the dessert that will make your dinner complete.

1 cup margarine 1 cup water 2 cup flour 2 cup sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 cup sour cream 1 tsp. almond extract In a bowl mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl mix the margarine with warm water till melted and then beat in eggs and sour cream, beat till blended will, now add this to the flour mixture and blend till the lumps are gone. Pour into a greased sheet cake pan (12x17) and bake at 375 for 20 minutes or till done. Frost with a white frosting or a frosting of your choice. Hint: half this recipe makes a 9x12 inch pan.

Northeastern Colorado has so many outstanding cooks; I hope to spotlight/share each week a recipe and a helpful hint for all the cooks to use. You can send your recipe and hints to Luanne Shafer; P.O. Box 137, Otis, CO 80743

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Youngs celebrate 65th Wedding Anniversary

Friends and Relatives are invited to attend a 65th Wedding Anniversary Open House for Birdsall and Darlene Young of Akron, CO on April 13, 2014, 2:00-4:00 PM at the Yuma Nazarene Church, 505 E Beatty, Yuma, CO. The couple requests no gifts, please.

Perry’s Photo Contest brings back memories for Bethel Jim Bethel of Otis, took time to stop off at the Otis Telegraph Office this last week and talk to Jerry about the photos of the B-36 Peacemaker 52-2827 City of Fort Worth located at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, AZ. Come to find out, Jim also flew with the B-36’s and was stationed at Fort Worth. He was in the Air Force between the years of 1955-1960. Jim was a mechanic who worked on the B-36’s. He also said that the wings were big enough that the mechanics could

crawl out inside the wings and work on them. Thank you Jim for your years of service to our country.

Dear Abby continued

DEAR MOURNING: Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your child. My heart goes out to you. While I can imagine that you might be tempted to lash out at these insensitive individuals, I hope you realize their comments are made out of ignorance. Sometimes it isn't what you say as much as how you say it. In a case like this, exactly what you have written to me would be an appropriate response as long as it is said calmly and without anger. DEAR ABBY: My daughter was married for eight years before divorcing her cheating husband. They have two children. When my daughter found out about the affair, she was inconsolable. The girlfriend actually phoned her and said, "Why are you so upset? Everyone cheats!" Now, two years later, the girlfriend is pregnant. My daughter would like a paternity test done before the kids are introduced to this new child. She thinks it would be harmful if they are introduced to a new half-sibling who may later prove to belong to another man. ("Everyone cheats"?) What do you think about this? Is it wrong for my daughter to want proof that this is her ex's baby? He feels certain he's the father, but he also knows the other woman has kept in touch with her ex-boyfriend. -- JUST WONDERING IN CONNECTICUT DEAR JUST WONDERING: If your daughter's ex wants to claim paternity without a paternity test, there is no legal basis I can think of to prevent him from being considered the father. While your daughter has

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L-R in the front of the photo- Courtney Wagner and Shirley and Ernie Wagner. Tic Palser is behind Courtney. Photo by Jerry stains on upholstery. reason to be angry at her ex and stance will not be condoned. Money and time are DEAR ABBY: I'm a 46-yearto dislike the woman with whom not issues for these folks. If old female cancer survivor. My he cheated, she can't prevent her children from seeing the baby if hair used to be long, thick and this was a hotel or restaurant, naturally wavy. Because of the we would leave immediately. he wants them to. (P.S. You'd think her ex would high-dose chemotherapy and My husband and I have been WANT to know for certain, but radiation to treat my lymphoma, unnerved by the conditions in I lost all my hair. It has grown these houses. We would like to it takes all kinds ...) DEAR ABBY: What is the best back, but it's thin, spotty and spend time with these people way to answer your children ugly. I have tried everything on and don’t wish to offend. Subwhen they ask if you have taken the market, including foams, tle hints don’t help. We try our drugs? I smoked a little marijua- sprays, expensive hair clubs, best to enjoy their company and ignore the rest, but it can be difna back in college, but stopped etc., but nothing has worked. Recently I started wearing a ficult. What can we do, Abby? before graduation and I haven't wig. It is natural-looking and -- NEAT IN NEW YORK done it since. My children are about ready to stylish, and I feel confident DEAR NEAT: When you go to go to high school. I have avoid- again. I get lots of compliments visit, stay in a nearby hotel or motel. If you know food will be ed answering their questions in on the cut and color. served, fortify yourself beforeMy question is, when people ask the past, but I know I'll have to say something sometime. who my stylist is, I'm not sure hand and eat as little as possible What? -- TONGUE-TIED IN how to answer. I have been re- without being rude. If you’re ferring them to a friend who is afraid you might soil your clothANYTOWN, USA DEAR TONGUE-TIED: I don't a stylist, but I feel dishonest. ing sitting on their furniture, believe in lying to children. However, I don't want to reveal leave anything that isn’t washWhen you are asked, tell them my secret. What would you do? able at home. you tried it in college, didn't like -- UNDER THE RUG IN CALit and considered it a waste of IFORNIA time. Then tell them that as long DEAR UNDER THE RUG: as they are living under your Talk to the person who styles roof, using ANY illegal sub- your wig for you and explain that you are receiving many compliments. Ask if you can refer other clients -- but express that if you do, you would like the fact that you wear a wig kept strictly confidential. That's how I'd handle it. Hairdressers Taken from the Ladies’ are privy to secrets of all kinds, Embroidery Club Cook Book Fast & Friendly Service and they're very good at keeping Published after 1919. them (with rare exceptions). DEAR ABBY: We are fortunate to have great friends and 1302 Edison St in Brush relatives who invite us to their Mix 2 teaspoons salt, 2 teaspoons fresh lard. Apply homes for parties, celebrations, 970-842-2416 overnight stays, etc. often. The where splinter entered flesh-Mrs. Clint Annabel Fax 970-842-4904 problem is, their houses are clutNew Bread should be cut with a hot knife. tered and dirty. We see spilled The Otis Telegraph will try to feature an old recipe or remedy food in the refrigerator, showers each week. If you have an old recipe you would like to sharecaked with grime and years of send to

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WRITING ABOUT HORSES I like writing. I like horses. I really like writing about horses. For me it’s like a dream come true to be able to make a living doing something as fun as cranking out “Under The Wire” columns. The fact of the matter is, as much as I have always loved horses, it was hard to find anything to do with them that could make me any money. As a younger man, I broke colts for anyone who would have me. Don’t remember what they paid me. Do remember a few who never did. That, along with a few medical bills, feed bills, etc, seemed to keep the activity from becoming much of a profit center. I used horse to rope and rodeo for years. Can’t say that did much more than break even most years, which was way ahead of my colt riding era. For several decades I’ve used horses on our ranch operation. Years ago, my neighbors began substituting four wheelers for horses. I held on to the old way of working cows horseback. Haven’t made much money ranching but I can’t blame that on the horses. My ATV equipped neighbors don’t seem to be doing much better. It’s still better than breaking colts, not as much fun as rodeoing. Now writing about horses, that’s a different story. All it takes is a pen, pad of paper and an over active mind. Oh, yea, and someone who will pay you to do it. I’ve learned something about writing on horses and related subjects. When you sit down to write, you can write about anything you want. You can describe how good you are, or were, and how smart you still are. The odd things is, if you write about how everything always works out

(970) 345-2219 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: PATRICIA LA VAUGHN BENISH a/k/a PATRICIA L. BENISH a/k/a PATRICIA BENISH a/k/a PAT BENISH, Deceased Attorney for Applicant: Kelly S. Hansen Hansen Law LLC 117 Main Ave., P. 0. Box 400 Akron, CO 80720 Phone Number: (970) 3452219 FAX Number: (970) 3452210 E-mail: hansenk@centurylink. net Atty. Reg.: #34568 COURT USE ONLY Case Number: 2014PR30009 Division Courtroom NOTICE TO CREDITORS BY PUBLICATION PURSUANTTO §1512-801, C.R.S. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of PATRICIA LA VAUGHN BENISH a/k/a PATRICIA L. BENISH a/k/a PATRICIA BENISH a/k/a PAT BENISH, Deceased, Case Number 2014PR30009 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Washington County, Colorado on or before August 8, 2014 or the claims may be forever barred. Randy E. Benish, Jr. Personal Representative do Kelly S. Hansen Hansen Law LLC 117 Main Ave., P.O. Box 400 Akron, CO 80720 (970) 345-2219

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perfectly, people won’t believe you. Worse, they quit reading. If, however, you write about all the embarrassing dumb things you do, folks seem to identify with those screw ups. If you are around horses enough, there will be plenty of those incidents to write about. Evidently nearly everyone knows someone who did the same stupid thing. That’s all I can figure out. Writing about horses is probContinued next lower column


The Washington County Commissioners have submitted an application to the Colorado Division of Housing (DOH). The purpose of this application was to request $1,000,000 to develop 40 units of rental or homes (skilled nursing facility units) at Delta and 4th Streets Akron, CO 80720. This request was amended to add an additional $400,000 for the same purpose. The request of funding from DOH is to benefit persons with low and moderate incomes by increasing the availability of affordable housing (skilled nursing facility units) in Washington County . It is not the intent to cause displacement from any existing housing; however, if persons are displaced from their existing residences reasonable housing alternatives shall be offered. All interested persons are encouraged to contact the applicant for further information. Written comments should be sent to 150 Ash Akron, CO 80720 or emailed to cpacker@co.washington. and will be forwarded to DOH for consideration during the application process. Published April 8, 2014 Otis Telegraph

Washington County Citizens, we want your input!

The Washington County Board of Commissioners in conjunction with the Livestock Building Committee would like to inform the public of a meeting to discuss pending proposals for con-structing a 120 x 240 all purpose community recreational facility. This public meeting will be held at the Washington County Event Center starting at 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 17th.

This meeting will present to the general public how this facility will be funded; including the grant proposal for the fall of 2014 to Great Outdoors Colorado, proposed locations on the fair-ground complex for the building and proposed design considerations and time line of this pro-ject. Persons in attendance will be surveyed regarding their support or opposition of the project, the best location for this facility and the possible recreational or multi-purpose uses this facility supporting the recreational needs of the citizens of Washington County. All those in attendance will have the opportunity to present comments to the Washington County Commissioners and the Livestock Building committee members: consisting of Richard Holtorf, Leland Dale, Kory Kessinger, Jack Crumley and William Harman. There will be a meal provided by Mustache Enterprises and paid for by the Holtorf Memorial Fund. All citizens and interested contractors are invited to attend this informational meeting. ably the most profitable thing I’ve found to do with them. I will admit to being pretty envious of those who have found a better way to make their horse activities pay. To those of you who make money from horses directly and oth-

ers who are going to have them around regardless of profit or loss, I admire you all. After all, if it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have anyone to read this. Then I’d have to get a real job. I’m too old to ride colts any more.


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Wagner Equipment Co., the Caterpillar Dealer for Colorado, New Mexico, and far west Texas has a great career opportunity for an AG Product Support Sales Rep. This is based out of our new Yuma location and would be responsible for helping to keep customer machines healthy and productive by selling CAT parts, preventative maintenance, and repair. This position requires 3 to 5 years of exp with heavy equipment and an agricultural or livestock background. The ideal candidate must have strong customer relations skills, basic computer skills, and excellent communications skills and be able to operate equipment.

Wagner Equipment Co., the Caterpillar Dealer for Colorado, New Mexico, and far west Texas has a great career opportunity for a Branch Manager - Yuma. This position is based at our new Yuma location and would be re-sponsible for the safe, efficient, and profitable operation of a branch loca-tion. This position requires 3 to 5 years of leadership exp with heavy equipment and an agricultural or livestock background.

Wagner offers excellent benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, 401K, tuition reimbursement, and more.

Wagner offers excellent benefits including medical/dental/ vision insurance, 401K, tuition reimbursement, and more.

Please fax or email your resume to: 303-739-3338 Or call Michelle Hines, 303-739-3097 with questions.

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Lone Star School would like to invite any child who is “Kindergarten Ready” (5 years old by July 15th) to visit our classroom on April 25th from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. and on May 2nd from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Please call the school office at 848-2778 to let us know if you child will be visiting on these days. Registration papers will be available in the office. (We will also need a copy of your child’s birth certificate and immunizations.) We are looking forward to meeting you.

AA Meeting every Thursday in Wray

7:00 pm Health and Human Services Building

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Town of Otis has the following part time positions available: 1 - Summer Recreation Director and 1 Summer Reading Coordinator. Interested applicants may pick up an application at Town Hall. Positions are open until filled.

Change of hours

The food pantry will be open the third Tuesday of the month from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. at the First Presbyterian Church in Otis. They would also take donations of non parishable foods or any money donations to help with the Pantry.

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