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The town of Otis recently re-opened the tree dump on the east edge of town. The town was forced to close the dump in October because of misuse and abuse. The state has certain restriction on the size of the trees that can be burned. Misuse and abuse of the tree dump may result in a $1000 fine. Contact the town hall if you have a question on the size of trees that can be dumped. Story on page 2 Photo by Jerry Patterson

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Trivia.............................................................Page 4 Under the Wire/by Gary Hodgeson.............Page 7 Obituaries......................................................Page 14 Pioneer Page..................................................Page 14 Dear Abby......................................................Page 14 Out & About/ with Clara, Lois & Tish.......Page 15 Horoscope......................................................Page 16 Legals.............................................................Page 18 Trivia Answers..............................................Page 19 Classifieds......................................................Page 19

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Otis R-3 student and teachers Tree pile back open recognized at Honor's Night for service

The exterior super structure of the Otis School is to be completed this week. This photo was taken on Monday, May 5th. Photo by JCP

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Courtesy photo. Zeth Schoenfeld accepts Outstanding Student Award from Carolyn Davis. Zeth on his Outstanding Student Courtesy Article Northeast Colorado BOCES Award. After his high school held their annual Honor's Night graduation, Zeth plans to attend last Thursday, May 1st at the Johnson County Community Yuma Community Center. In College to become a Railroad addition to a delicious supper Conductor. Zeth is the son of and talented entertainment, sev- Steve and Beverly Schoenfeld eral individuals were recognized of Otis. Casey Snyder is in his secas nominees and as recipients for special awards. Otis School ond year at Otis JH/HS as the District R-3 is excited to an- social studies instructor. Mr. nounce that three of theirs were Snyder was nominated as an among the recognized. Con- outstanding staff member for gratulations to: Zeth Schoen- his dedication to struggling stufeld - Outstanding Student dents. He has demonstrated this Award recipient; Casey Snyder dedication by spending much of - Outstanding Classroom Teach- his plan time during the school er Award nominee; and Kristin day working with students who (Willeke) Crumley - Outstand- have special needs and consising Special Education Teacher tently exceeding expectations when providing accommodaAward recipient. Zeth Schoenfeld is a senior at tions for students. In addition Otis High School. He was nom- to his work in the classroom, inated as an outstanding student Mr. Snyder also serves as the for multiple reasons. He is in- National Honor Society sponsor volved in several extra-curricu- and the Knowledge Bowl sponlar activities, such as basketball, sor at Otis. Otis R-3 thanks him track, and many school clubs. for his service to students and In addition to balancing his congratulates him on his nomischoolwork and extra-curricular nation as outstanding classroom activities, he finds time to be a teacher. "big buddy" to an elementary Kristin (Willeke) Crumley student, and reaches out to chil- serves as PK-12 Special Edudren and teenagers with Epilep- cation Instructor for Otis R-3. sy, setting an example of living Over this past year, she has asa life of fulfillment while being sisted students to recognize their Epileptic. Congratulations to strengths and work through their Continued on next page

By Alicia Barry The town of Otis has reopened the tree pile at the east end of town, and since being back in operation, has had no problems. The tree pile was closed from October thru mid-December so the town could find a solution to those who were dropping off too big of trees. The town is at the mercy of the state of Colorado, and if trees are too round, they legally cannot be burned. The town had all of the oversized trees and ashes hauled off and have since reopened. For residents of Otis, there is no cost to dump trees. As a convenience, it is open 24 hours per day; however, Mayor Damon Gale said it would be preferred if residents stuck to daylight hours to utilize the pile. The full ordinance is printed on the sign, so if there is any question about the size of tree being dumped,

please refer to the ordinance. If a commercial business wishes to uses the tree pile, they must first go to the Town Hall where a charge will be determined based on need. City officials do not want to see the tree pile turn into something big. The service is for the residents and they would like to see them use it smartly. Many trees piled up around town when the tree pile was closed, so keeping it open benefits everyone. The Otis Volunteer Fire Department will burn the trees three times per year so the pile doesn’t get out of control. The ashes were put on a five-year cycle to dump, in order to save money. If there are any questions in regard to the use of the tree pile, please contact the Otis Town Hall.


Part 2

I have enjoyed writing these articles for the Otis Telegraph, sharing thoughts and events from a pastoral perspective. But this time, the theme is far different. Today I write about something that affects each and every one of us. I write not as a pastor, but from the perspective of a citizen of these United States. This is Part 2 of a series concerning something that each and every American should be concerned about. Republican or Democrat. Parent or child, man or woman, young or old, Christian or Atheist.

Who’s in charge here, anyway? As we continue to explore the current events that go on in our federal government, there are several other issues regarding state and other municipalities / agencies as well that appear to be “Out of control”. As I write this, a new scandal has just come to surface regarding the Veteran’s Administration (in Phoenix, AZ) and the care given to our veterans of the armed services. These brave men and women who gave their lives for the cause of freedom are being neglected and denied medical care. While we see this is taking place in one VA health care system, my question is this: Is this an isolated incident, or is this a microcosm of a much more widespread scandal that has existed for some time? If we just consider for a moment, little by little the government at all levels has been becoming more and more obtrusive, more controlling and more powerful. It has been in increments, not by

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radical change. It has been therefore, less obvious or less noticeable to the average American taxpayer who is busy working and paying bills to pay attention. But the effects on our lives has been felt none-the-less. It should be stated as well that there are many good, honest and well-intentioned people who are federal, state and local government employees. We see them every day; they live and move among us, and are good, honest and caring people. They are us. What I refer to here is not the people, but the bureaucracy. When our teen-age daughters can go to Planned Parenthood and be given birth control without the parents consent or knowledge, there is a problem. When the government at any level can fine or imprison you for collecting rainwater on your own property, there is a problem. When you must work nearly five months to pay taxes there is a problem. According to the American Tax Foundation (a non-partisan independent Group) this year, government will tax away 29.2 percent of the nation’s total income. That means Americans must work from Jan. 1 until April 17 just to produce the income the government will take away. If the federal government taxed Americans enough to cover the projected $1.014 trillion in deficit spending it will do this year, the Tax Foundation says, Americans would need to work until May 14 to cover the total tax bill. When Farmers must fight increasing government regulatory oversight and interference to make a decent living on soil they have owned as a family for generations, there is a problem. I ask again, Who is in charge here? Is it the American people, or someone or something else? You might approach this conundrum as a constitutionalist, saying, “We the people” have the right to vote. Words like “Democracy” or “Republic” get thrown around discussions. By definition, a republic is a representative form of government that is ruled according to a charter, or constitution, and a democracy is a government that is ruled according to the will of the majority. Now with that being said, is either case the form of government being exercised today? If we choose to change things with our vote, how do we make the best use of our vote? Which political party do we align with?

If you are one of the two major parties that collectively spent $2 Billion in the 2012 Election Cycle, you have to wonder: If I don’t vote one of the two major parties, does my vote count for anything at all? Are “We the People” in control of our government? Do we make the decisions that affect our lives on a day-to-day basis? We will look closer into that very subject and consider the alternatives in the final part of this series next week….. Until then, may your days be blessed, PrScott St. Paul Lutheran Church

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Otis School Board holds Staff Appreciation Night

By Alicia Barry The Otis School Board held a Staff Appreciation Night Friday, May 2 at the Otis Fire Hall. The event was held to thank staff of the Otis School District for their hard work throughout the year, and also to honor individuals for their years of dedication. The evening began at 4 p.m. with a site tour for staff members and their dates. The

group then moved over to the Fire Hall for a social hour and catered dinner. Superintendent Mike Warren and School Board President Paul Davis recognized staff with special service awards.

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challenges. Her students have realized outstanding academic, social, and emotional growth as a direct result of her commitment and effort. In addition to her special education work, Mrs. Crumley also serves as eighth grade sponsor and assistant volleyball coach. Additionally, she organized a district Ugly Sweater Contest and filmed a district TCAP video with the students and staff. Congratulations to Mrs. Crumley as recipient of the Outstanding Special Education Teacher Award.

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Otis Elementary - 4th Grade Character Counts! Winners On a windy, windy day FCE Members Bonnie Galard and Mary Ann Shook visited the 4th Grade Class at the Akron Elementary School. Class room winners were Katie Vogels, Sierra Brown and Janessa Shook. Then on to Oits Elementary driving through patches of dust storms on Hwy 34, they visited the 4th grade classroom. The first place classroom winners each received a cute little "Icky the Parrott" that represented the Pillar on Respect. Each of the classroom winners also received Gold Coins and each of the students who entered the contest received an Ice Cream Cone Coupon from Davis Bros, in Akron. The FCE contest chairmen appreciated the 4th grade teachers from the three schools who took part in the 2014 contest:: Karen McCracken, Arickaree School Denise Pickens - Akron Elementary Lisa Routh-Halcome - Otis Elementary.

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Patterson’s unexpected trip puts him on “the big one”

The American crew that worked the flight from Dallas to Los Angeles, taken on the Los Angeles Tarmac. Dillon Patterson is third from the right.

Youth Camp offers Robotics activities

Colorado State University Extension is offering a Youth Robotics Day Camp, aimed at introducing youth to simple programmable robotics and beginning engineering design concepts. Youth 10 to 14 years of age may attend the day camp in Akron. Over the span of four mornings, the youth will build and program the Lego Mindstorm NXT™ Robots, and learn some of the computer science that makes for some fun toys as well as smart tools. They will learn to use four programmable sensors on the robots and apply them to different navigation challenges. The Youth Robotics Camp is set for Tuesday, June 24 through

Friday, June 27 at the Washington County Event Center in Akron. The day camps will run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. each day, with all camp materials and snacks provided. The camp fees have been kept

very low - only $25 per camper. Space is limited. All youth must be registered by Tuesday, June 17. Youth who participated in previous years may attend again, as they will be working on more difficult building and programming challenges.

For more information and registration materials for the camps, contact Gisele Jefferson at the Washington County Extension Office at (970) 345-2287 or by email at

By OT Reporter Dillon Patterson was enjoying the afternoon at his home in Dallas on Friday, May 2. Dillon was on reserve, which meant that if someone was not able to work the flight, he and hundreds of others, get a phone call to be at work with only a two hour notice. Patterson received his call and off he went to report. When he got there he was excited to find out that they would be taking a 777-300ER. It was almost brand new, only being used for just a couple of flights before this one. He worked the Boeing 777300ER (Extended Range) from Dallas to Los Angeles and back to Dallas. American has 11 in their fleet and have 9 more on order. American’s 777-300 are configured with 8 First Class seats,

52 lie flat business class seats, 30 main cabin extra seats, and 220 main cabin seats for a total of 310. It can hold up to 550 people. It is the worlds largest twin jet airplane. It can fly 7930 nautical miles. It’s 242 feet long, 60 ft 8 in tall, and has a wing span of 199 ft 11 in. Domestically it has 10 flight attendants, and internationally it has 14. It can cruise up to 43,100 feet with a top cruise speed is 562 mph. The unit cost for a boeing 777 is 315 million dollars. American currently uses them on flights from : Dallas to London and Sao Palo Brazil, Los Angeles to London, New York City to Sao Palo Brazil. When asked why they took this plane on the flight from Dallas to Los Angles, Patterson said, “ I just got lucky that they used it to Los Angeles that day.”

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Meet the County Candidates

My name is Jon Stivers and I am asking for your vote in the Republican primary election, in June, to become your next Washington County Sheriff. I am currently employed with the Washington County Sheriff Office as the Undersheriff. I am a lifelong resident of Washington County and was raised in Otis, Colorado where I attended the Otis Grade School and Otis High School, where I graduated in 1988. I currently live in Akron, Colorado with my wife Amanda Stivers. Amanda and I have three children, Alexis Anderson,

Lita Stivers and Andrew Stivers, and two grandchildren, Nicole and Megan Anderson. We are very excited about one more grandchild on the way and due in June. I attended the Colorado Institute of Law Enforcement Training Center in Denver in January of 1995, where I received my POST certification in April of 1995 graduating fourth in my class. Since obtaining my POST certification, I have attended a number of trainings throughout my law enforcement career, which have enhanced my

abilities to become a better law enforcement officer, manager, leader and supervisor. Here are just a few of the trainings that I have attended over my career: •Victim’s Rights/Domestic Violence •Crime Scene Investigation and Collection •Threat Assessment in Schools/ Active Shooter Training •Post Firearms Instructor •FEMA– Incident Command System •Department of Homeland Security Trainings •Weapons of Mass Destruction Trainings •Bomb and Arson Trainings •Field Training Officer (FTO) •Management, Leadership and Supervisory Training •Child and Adult Sex Assault •Homicide Investigation •Budget Training and Money Management Training During my career I have attended approximately 5,000 hours of different trainings, seminars and conferences that all deal with law enforcement related issues. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT I have a passion for the great outdoors and love to go hunting, fishing and camping with my family. I am a proud member of the First Presbyterian Church of Otis, a member of the Akron Elks Club, a life time member of the North American Hunt Club and a member of the NRA. WHAT IS THE PRIMARY REASON YOU DECIDED TO RUN FOR OFFICE? It was my intention to make law enforcement my career when I started working for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on May 5, 1995. Since that time I have learned the importance of Honesty, Integrity

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and most of all Responsibility. For the past 19 years, I have had the opportunity to work my way up through the ranks and have held several positions within the Sheriff’s Office. Those positions include Deputy, Patrol Sergeant, Field Training Officer, K-9 Officer, Firearms Instructor, Investigations Sergeant, and in 2008 Sheriff Larry Kuntz asked me if I would be his Undersheriff, which is the position I hold today. Early in my career I decided that Washington County was the place I wanted to be. Sure there were other departments that I could have worked for, but I knew from other deputies that had left the department, that the grass wasn’t always greener on the other side. I grew up in Washington County and I have a lot of friends and family here. It was then I decided that I would do everything that I could to work my way up through the ranks of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and learn everything that I could along the way, so maybe one day I could serve the citizens of Washington County as their Sheriff. While working my way up through the ranks, I have had the privilege to be trained by Sheriff Larry Kuntz. Sheriff Kuntz has been a great mentor to me and has taught me so much about law enforcement, management, leadership as well as working with the community. Over the past several years I have had the opportunity to work with some enthusiastic and very hard working employees within the Justice Center and Sheriff’s Office that I feel loyalty to. Each one of the elements I have listed and my dedication to serve this county over the past 19 years as well as my love for Washington County

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are my primary reasons I have decided to run for the office of Sheriff. IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT ARE THE TOP THREE MAJOR ISSUES FACING WASHINGTON COUNTY? WHAT CONCRETE SOLUTIONS DO YOU PROPOSE TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES? •The lack of suitable jobs or industry to keep people within our county. •Lack of economy to retain the people we do have. •And the lack of available rental housing for those looking to stay here in Washington County. As far as a concrete answer to these three issues, I feel that question has been passed around a lot. Washington County is a very rural area where agriculture is main base. Several factors enter into the reason other industries have not located here like the shortage of water to sustain industry, as well as other necessary components needed or required for those industries looking for a place to start a business. There is no concrete answer to these questions, as if there were, they would have been done. I will work with our County Commissioners to explore what we can do to solve these problems. I do feel as your Elected Sheriff, I can contribute to what is already here. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Justice Center, is already established and we already are one of the higher employed businesses in the County with over 35 full time employees. As Sheriff, I plan to continue to make the Department an attractive place

to work and will do what I can to bring up the salaries to make us competitive with those agencies around us. Also, as Sheriff, I feel that I can contribute by continuing to make the County a safe place to live and raise a family. As a safe County, we would also be more attractive to those who wish to make Washington County their home. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE COUNTY IS CURRENTLY DOING WELL THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELF KEEP GOING? The county elected officials work very well together and are able to communicate with one another about any issues that may need to be discussed. It has been my experience that as long as we continue to communicate about issues, things get done and we all benefit from it. As Sheriff, I will strive to work with the other elected officials to continue to provide a successful working environment for the employees of Washington County. FROM YOUR PROSPECTIVE, WHAT IS THE JOB DESCRIPTION OF THE OFFICE YOU’RE SEEKING? WHAT EXPERTISE WILL YOU BRING TO THE POSITION? The Office of Sheriff is a public office that is voted on by the citizens of the county. The Sheriff is responsible for many different areas of the office, that is why it is important for the Sheriff to have a law enforcement back ground. It is the duty of the Sheriff to keep and preserve the peace in their respective Continued on Page 7

Meet The Canidates - Jon Stivers Continued citizens of the county. The Sheriff is responsible for many different areas of the office, that is why it is important for the Sheriff to have a law enforcement back ground. It is the duty of the Sheriff to keep and preserve the peace in their respective counties. To appoint an Undersheriff and deputies who are qualified for such appointments to respond to calls involving emergencies, crimes in progress, domestic disputes and disturbances. To uphold the orders of the courts and serve writs and warrants that are ordered by the court. To act as a security officer in charge of keeping order and security in the courtroom, as well as escorting alleged criminals to and from the jail, to the courtroom. The sheriff must maintain custody of the jail and prisoners within the county. The sheriff acts as fire warden of his county and assists and coordinates the fire suppression efforts with the local fire departments. A Sheriff needs to possess certain skills and characteristics to be successful. Good commu-

nication and critical thinking skills, as well as the ability to lead others, are a must. Sheriffs often face situations on the job where it is necessary to extend support to other agencies that work within Washington County. A few of these agencies are the Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Department of Human Services, Washington County Ambulance Service, and Centennial Mental Health. As well as working with the other agencies in the county, the Sheriff also needs to be able to educate the public on new and existing laws to afford a better understanding as well as enhancing relationships with the public. As Sheriff, you are the employee of the citizens of the county and it is the Sheriff’s responsibility to fight for the Constitutional Rights of all of the citizens of Washington County. For the past 19 years I have not only trained, but also have performed all of the duties listed above while working for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

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Otis Telegraph DO YOU FEEL THAT THE AVERAGE CITIZEN IS WELL-INFORMED AND UNDERSTANDS THE WORKINGS OF OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT? IF NOT, HOW DO YOU INTENT ON IMPROVING COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR CONSTITUENCY? I feel that we can do better in informing the public on what is going on in our office as well as in our investigations. Of course there is some information that can’t be released; however, there is a lot of information that could be put in the paper or disseminated by word of mouth. This would not only inform the public on our investigations, but they would then know what to look for when suspicious activity is happening and may report suspicious activity when they see it. I have heard too many times that people would have called us only if they would have known about a problem. I believe that we as law enforcement need to make the effort to stay in touch with the people of Washington County. I believe that we need to get out of our patrol cars and talk to the citizens, to build confidence between the Sheriff’s Office and the good people of Washington County by earning their trust and establishing a fair and honest relationship. I feel that we as law enforcement need to be more involved in our community events and school functions. I feel by doing a better job of getting to know the people we serve, we will not only be able to communicate and educate the public as to what we are doing in law enforcement, but the citizens of Washington County will gain our trust and we will work together as partners to get the job done the right way.


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IS THERE SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY WORKING TO IMPROVE AND DEVELOP WITHIN YOURSELF TO BECOME A BETTER LEADER? One of the areas I continue to work on is becoming a better listener. On occasion, I find that I am trying to solve a problem before I have heard all of the issues. I have found that by listening to the employees and letting them speak without interrupting, they tend to solve the problems themselves without help. It also allows me to develop ideas on how to help them succeed in their employment with Washington County. I have found that by continuing to work on my listening skills, I have improved my communication and critical thinking skills, which have helped me become a better asset to the department and to the community. ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS I will have an open door policy, the same as I do now, so please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or comments you may have at: •“Stivers for Sheriff” on Facebook •Home (970) 345-0747 •Cell (970) 554-0888 •

OH, NOW I REMEMBER© It has been said proof of insanity is when someone repeats an activity multiple times, expecting a different outcome each time. This may describe me. Our minds, where the above mentioned disorder dwells, seem to have fun playing tricks on us. It remembers some things perfectly. Others are retained only in part while some events are not stored away at all. My


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WASHINGTON COUNTY Press Release 4-16-14 through 4-23-14 17-Apr-14 Officers were dispatched to the Lone Star School as a mandatory reporter for a possible child abuse. The case was turned over to the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office as the possible incident happen in that jurisdiction. 17-Apr-14 Deputies arrested a juvenile male (now adult) on a warrant issued out of Washington County Sheriff’s Office. He was transported to the Washington County Justice Center from Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office in Iowa. He is being held on no bond. 18-Apr-14 Robert Sheets turned himself in pursuant to a warrant issued by the Weld County Court. Mr. Sheets was later released on $1500 bond. 18-Apr-14 Deputies were dispatched to a traffic accident that had occurred at Hwy 34 and Main St in the Town of Akron. A semi was traveling west bound on Hwy 34 and caught a wire that was attached to the traffic lights with the equipment on its trailer. 21-Apr-14 Deputies investigated a possible assault in the southern part of the county. 23-Apr-14 Deputies responded to the Lone Star School concerning students reporting the odor of marijuana in boys locker room. Search of students' lockers in the corridor revealed that a student had marijuana in backpack. The student was arrested and transported to sheriff's office for release to parents pending filing of charges. 23-Apr-14 Deputies received a call concerning a cold burglary in the county. 23-Apr-14 Deputies investigated a cold theft at the Lone Star School. Citations: little glob of grey matter has one big sense of humor. Last Fall, after finally finding a horse whose life ambition was not to put randomly selected individuals in the hospital, I began enjoying checking our cows

4/18/2014 BARTMESS, ANDREA age 27 1ST & MAIN Speeding (10-19 MPH Over Prima Facie Limit*) 4/18/2014 GRAY, STEVEN age 24 HWY 34 & CO RD U Drove Motor Vehicle When License Under Restraint (Revoked) and Speeding (10-19 MPH Over Prima Facie Limit*) 4/19/2014 H O G E L A N D , LACEY age 34 1ST & ITEA Failed to notify authorities of change of address or name or vehicle body color. 4/19/2014 MILES, GARY age 42 HWY 34 & MM 187 Speeding (10-19 MPH Over Prima Facie Limit*) 4/20/2014 G A R R E T T , BRUNDEE age 32 HWY 34 & CO RD EE Drove vehicle when drivers license expired (one year or less). 4/20/2014 P R O B A S C O , BROOKE age 42 1ST & MAIN Speeding (10-19 MPH Over Prima Facie Limit*) 4/21/2014 OSMANOVIC, MIRSUD age 46 1ST & DADE Speeding (10-19 MPH Over Prima Facie Limit*) 4/22/2014 WILSON, WILLIAM age 43 CUSTER & 1ST Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road Not in the Act of Passing Accidents: 4/18/2014 An unknown vehicle was traveling at an unknown direction and collided with an overhead wire crossing Hwy 34 near MM 197. A cable wire was pulled down from the passing vehicle and the resident lost cable reception. 4/18/2014 An unknown vehicle was traveling an unknown direction Itea south of First and collided with mailbox causing damage.

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Premier Farm Credit Members Elect Trim as New Director

Timothy Trim Premier Farm Credit Members Elect Trim as New Director; Heermann and Midcap are Re-Elected and Reappointed as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Board of Directors Sterling, Colorado – May 5, 2014 - Local lender Premier Farm Credit recently announced that their shareholders have elected Timothy Trim to fill the Southern Region seat vacated by retiring Director Martin Brophy. Incumbent Chairman Eldon Heermann and Vice-Chairman Wayne Midcap were re-elected to the Northeast and Northwest Regions,

Eldon Heermann respectively. Following the election, the board met and re-elected Heermann as Chairman and Midcap as Vice-Chairman. “We are pleased to welcome Tim to the Board of Directors of Premier Farm Credit,” said Rick Sanger, President and CEO of Premier Farm Credit. “He will serve the Association well. We would also like to congratulate returning Vice-Chairman Wayne Midcap and Chairman Eldon Heermann, as well as thank the challengers for being willing to stand for election.” Retiring Director Martin Bro-

Wayne Midcap phy announced in February he would not seek re-election for the Southern Region seat after serving for 13 years. “Marty has provided many years of loyal and dedicated service to Premier Farm Credit, and he will be missed,” said Sanger. New Director Trim and his wife Cheryl farm and ranch in the Last Chance area. His operation includes a cow/calf herd, a sizeable dry land farm and small custom harvesting business. He is actively involved in learning and practicing progressive farming techniques, organizations focused on improving the cattle industry, and enjoys following futures markets for hedging purposes. He will serve on the Board’s Policy Review Committee and Compensation Committee in addition to his duties as a regular board member. Incumbent Chairman Heermann was also re-elected for a threeyear term, and has served on the Board of Directors for Premier

Farm Credit for 17 years, the last two as Chairman. He was re-elected as Chairman for a one year term. Incumbent Vice-Chairman Midcap was re-elected for a three-year term, and has served on the Board of Directors for Premier Farm Credit for nine years, the last two as Vice-Chairman. He was also re-elected as Vice-Chairman for a one year term. Director elections are held annually, and all members of Premier Farm Credit are eligible to vote via a mailed ballot. The positions of Chairman and Vice-Chairman are voted on by the Board of Directors each year. Premier Farm Credit also has offices in Yuma, Fort Morgan and Holyoke. A part of the Farm Credit System, Premier Farm Credit serves as a leading lender to many of Northeast Colorado’s agricultural producers. While they are not a governmental agency, the Farm Credit System was established by Congress in 1916 to provide a reliable source of credit for the nation’s farmers and ranchers. The Farm Credit System is wholly owned by its members and provides more than one-third of the credit needed to those who live and work in rural America. In addition to financing, Premier Farm Credit offers Insurance and Appraisal Services. For more information on Premier Farm Credit, visit

The Otis Drama Club Presents: Hospital

A madcap look at life at Bedside Manor Hospital where the staff is a lovable bunch of zanies

Friday May 9th Dinner starts at 6:00 Production at 7:30 Tickets are $15.00, includes dinner Call the high school for questions or reservations 246-3486 You can purchase tickets from any cast member

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any better than that in my book. In fact, I let a small feeling of superiority sneak into my head. At that moment, embarrassing as it may be to admit, I felt sorry for anyone who couldn’t have this experience. “What a wonderful life I have,” I secretly thought. Those moments were so firmly implanted into my brain, I could lean back in my office chair and recall every sight, sound and smell, with a smile on my face. “I’ll always be in the cow business,” I told myself. This morning, as I write this, it is twenty degrees below zero outside. Every animal we own is standing within sight of our house, waiting to be fed. We

Farm Bill Update

Date: Thursday, May 8th, 2014 Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Washington County Events Center 551 West 2nd Street Akron, CO 80720

are calving. Lost two of the four calves born so far. Have not been to bed for three days, sleeping in my chair so I can check the cows every two hours. There is ten inches of snow on the ground so cold I doubt it will melt until July. Even that wonderful horse I rode last all is standing covered in frost waiting to be fed. An unusual winter? No. That’s where the insanity issue comes into play. Something like this happens every year without fail. Do I change our calving date? No. How about just selling out? No way. It seems that warm horseback rides across the Sandhills make me forget life on a ranch in February. You have to be insane to do this. Oh, yeah. Now I remember. By definition, I’m nuts!

Please bring a friend and join us for coffee, donuts and an update on what to expect from the new Farm Bill. Discussion items will include upcoming decisions and new program details. Highlights • Price Loss Coverage (PLC) • Ag Risk Coverage (ARC) • Base Acreage Reallocation Opportunity • Yield Update Option Contact person: John Deering Phone: 970-848-3838 E-mail:

Need not be a Northstar Bank customer to attend, everyone is welcome!

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Hill blast 2, 3-run home runs against Tigers Otis boys relay takes 4 x 200 meter relay at Limon

Akron Andy Mack throwing for the Rams in game one of the double header with Wiggins. Photo by Shantil Watson Basler In the final week of the regular season the Akron Rams travelled west to the Wiggins Tigers to finish up their league schedule. Andy Mack took on the hill and pitched four strong inning allowing only 1 run on 1 hit. Offensively the Rams tallied 6 runs on hits From Brock Benson, Wyatt Anderson, Jared Clarkson, and a 3 run dinger from Mack. In the 5th Wiggins would score 4 runs to narrow the Ram lead to 6-5. The Rams would respond in the top of the 6th with 10 runs with 3 separate 3 Run Homeruns from Trent Hill, Clarkson, and Benson to push the Rams comfortably ahead by a count of 15-5. The Ram offense would tack on 4 more runs

on hits from Hill, Levi Basler, Anderson, and Clarkson. Mack picked up the win pitching 4 plus innings allowing 2 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 6. Darrion Guy would throw the final 3 innings allowing 4 hits while striking out 4. Mack led the way offensively going 3 for 3 with 5 RBI’s, Clarkson 2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s, Benson 3 for 3 with 4 RBI’s, Hill 2 for 4 with 3 RBI’s, L Basler 1 for 3 with an RBI, and Anderson 1 for 4 with a RBI. The 2nd game of the doubleheader would be a close contest with the home team scoring 3 times in the 1st inning off of starter Jared Clarkson. The Rams would go ahead in the

Garrett Basler makes a throw from 2nd base in the game with Wiggins. Photo by Shantil Watson Basler. top of the 2nd inning on walks would scratch a run off of relievto Tanner Watson and L Basler er Levi Basler in the bottom of and hits from Anderson, a dou- the inning and the Rams would ble by Clarkson, a single from add an insurance run in the top Mack and a double from Gar- of the 7th on a double by Clarkrett Basler. In the 3rd Akron son and RBI single from Mack. would increase the lead to 6-3 Pitching totals would be Clarkon a double from Guy, another son notching the win pitching 3 walk to Watson and a double innings allowing 3 earned runs from Benson. Wiggins would while striking out 3, L Basler once again rally and score 2 threw the final 4 innings surruns to narrow the lead to 6-5 rendering 3 hits and 1 run while entering the 4th inning. Neither striking out 6. At the plate the team would score in the 4th Rams got a 5 for 5 performance and 5th and the Ram offense from Mack with 4 RBI’s, Clarkwould come alive in the 6th as son 2 for 3 with 1 RBI, G Basler they would score 5 runs with 2 for 4 with an RBI, Guy 2 for 5, the big blows being a double Hill 1 for 5 with 3 RBI’s, Watfrom Mack and Hill’s 2nd 3 run son 2 runs scored, L Basler 2 for Homerun of the day. Wiggins 3, Benson 1 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.

The Otis boys relay team won the 4 x 200 at the 1A Invitational in Limon on Saturday with a time of 1.38.26. The Otis boys track team placed 2nd in the meet with 64-pts. First place went to Granada with 67-pts. L to R - Drew Palser, Eli Palser, Jason Allacher, and Tanner Pflager. Photo by Jerry Patterson

Photos & Results of 1A Invitational posted on OTsportschek/facebook

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Girls Track Results for 1A Invite and St. Vrain 4x800 meter relay: Otis, 2nd place with a time of 11:54.54. 800 meter sprint medley relay: Arickaree, 13th place with a time of 2:26.41. High jump: Hale y Dietz, Arickaree, 3rd place with a jump of 4-08.00. Pole vault: Antonya Schaffert, Otis, 1st place with a vault of 8-08.00; Kylee Kuntz, Otis, 3rd place with a vault of 7-08.00; Liz Norell, Lone Star, 6th place with a vault of 6-08.00. Long jump: Haley Dietz, Arickaree, 4th place with a jump of 15-04.50; Antonya Schaffert, Otis, 10th place with a jump of 14-03.50;

Otis’ Hanna Stallings in the Long Jump at Limon. Photo by Jerry Patterson

Girls Results 1A Invitational at Limon

By Alicia Barry 1A track teams from all over the state gathered in Limon Saturday for the annual 1A Invitational. Girls Results Girls’ team scores are as follows: Shining Mountain Waldorf, 72; Idalia, 61; Wiley, 60; Hi-Plains, 59; Granada, 57; Arickaree, 44; Prairie, 42.50; South Baca, 40.50; Elbert, 37; Caliche, 31; Cheyenne Wells, 29; Otis, 28; Deer Trail, 22; Kit Carson, 20; Walsh, 20; Eads, 18; Cotopaxi, 17; Holly, 17; Bethune, 16; Flagler, 8; Weldon Valley, 4; Lone Star, 4; DeBeque, 4; Fleming, 4; Edison, 2; Hanover, 2; Kim, 2; Genoa-Hugo, 1. 100 meter dash: Eva Vasquez, Lone Star, 14th place with a time of 14.41; Teresa Davis, Otis, 25th place with a time of 15.06; Nahomy Gamez, Arickaree, 31st place with a time of 15.50; Liz Norell, Lone Star, 32nd place with a time of 15.61; Molly Goeglein, Otis,

41st place with a time of 16.44; Courtney Collins, Otis, 42nd place with a time of 17.17. 200 meter dash: Haley Dietz, Arickaree, 7th place with a time of 28.75; Antonya Schaffert, Otis, 12th place with a time of 29.51. 400 meter dash: Jordan McCracken, Arickaree, 6th place with a time of 1:10.35; Nahomy Gamez, Arickaree, 19th place with a time of 1:18.74; Jasmine Priest, Arickaree, 23rd place with a time of 1:22.96.

Triple Jump: Haley Dietz, Arickaree, 1st place with a jump of 34-05.00; Eva Vasquez, Lone Star, 8th place with a jump of 31-04.25; Jordan McCracken, Arickaree, 21st place with a jump of 27-04.50; Courtney Collins, Otis, 27th place with a jump of 22-08.75. Shot put: Sadie Parker, Lone Star, 10th place with a throw of 30-04.50; Sydney Glosson, Otis, 11th place with a throw of 29-10.00; Sarah Myers, Arickaree, 18th place with a throw of 27-09.50; Daydra Parker, Lone Star, 27th place with a throw of 24-09.00; Vanessa Ramirez, Arickaree, 34th place with a throw of 17-04.00; Jasmine

St. Vrain -Girls Results

800 meter run: Antonya Schaffert, Otis, 56th place with a time of 2:41.25. 4x800 meter relay: Akron, 7th place with a time of 10:15.04. 4x400 meter relay: Akron, 12th place with a time of 4:14.11. Pole vault: Antonya Schaffert, Otis, six-way tie for 14th place with a vault of 8-09.00; Karli Christensen, Akron, sixway tie for 14th place with a vault of 8-09.00; Jaryn Dreher, Akron, six-way tie for 20th place with a vault of 8-03.00; Kylee Kuntz, Otis, five-way tie for 26th place with a vault of 7-09.00; Mauri Lundquist, Akron, 33rd place with a vault of 6-09.00. Shot put: Janessa Ramey, Akron, 13th place with a throw of 31-11.25. Priest, Arickaree, 39th place with a throw of 14-07.00. Discus: Sarah Myers, Arickaree, 5th place with a throw of 87-06.50; Sydney Glosson, Otis, 16th place with a throw of 72-07; Daydra Parker, Lone Star, 27th place with a throw of 56-08; Jasmine Priest, Arickaree, 32nd place with a throw of 46-08; Vanessa Ramirez, Arickaree, 36th place with a throw of 42-03.

Lone Star’s Liz Norell in the Long Jump at the 1A Invitational @ Limon on May 3. Photo by Jerry Patterson.

800 meter run: Lindsey Wagner, Otis, 18th place with a time of 3:23.58; Hanna Stallings, Otis, 19th place with a time of 3:27.38. 1,600 meter run: Sarah Myers, Arickaree, 3rd place with a time of 6:06.71. 3,200 meter run: Sarah Myers, Arickaree, 2nd place with a time of 13:42.83. 4x200 meter relay: Otis, 9th place with a time of 2:05.77. 4x400 meter relay: Otis, 5th place with a time of 5:33.60.

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Arickaree’s Vanessa Ramirez running a relay at the 1A Invitational at Limon on May 3. Photo by Jerry Patterson

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Boys Track Results for 1A Invitational

Boys Results Team Results Boys’ team scores are as follows: Granada, 67; Otis, 64; Walsh, 49; Prairie, 47; Holly, 46; Hi-Plains, 44; Arickaree, 42; Elbert, 39; Shining Mountain Waldorf, 35; Fleming, 29; Idalia, 24; Cheraw, 24; Hanover, 24; Bethune, 23; Flagler, 23; South Baca, 23; Edison, 16; Eads, 15; Kit Carson, 14; Caliche, 13; DeBeque, 13; Cheyenne Wells, 7; Weldon Valley, 4; Cotopaxi, 4; Wiley, 4; Deer Trail, 1; Genoa-Hugo, 1; Lone Star, 1. 100 meter dash: Eli Palser, Otis, 4th place with a time of 12.12; Trent Leoffler, Arickaree, 5th place with a time of 12.16; Austin Kuntz, Lone Star, 13th place with a time of 12.52; Kelan Graton, Otis, 15th place with a time of 12.70; Seth May, Arickaree, 23rd place with a time of 13.04; Tanner Patterson, Otis, 27th place with a time of 13.39; Gage Roubideaux, Lone Star, 30th place with a time of 13.56; Wes Longshore, Arickaree, 52nd place with a time of 16.19. 200 meter dash: Austin

Otis’ Jamie Allacher in the 110 Boys hurdles at the 1A Invitational in Limion on Saturday. Photo by Jerry Patterson Kuntz, Lone Star, 8th place Call, Otis, 11th place with a time with a time of 25.61; Conagher of 26.07; Kaiden McCall, Otis, Jones, Arickaree, 9th place with 15th place with a time of 26.18; a time of 25.68; Brynnan Mc- Garret Shaffer, Arickaree, 19th

place with a time of 26.84; Gage Roubideaux, Lone Star, 20th place with a time of 27.04; Coleton Kukus, Arickaree, 28th place with a time of 27.71. 400 meter dash: Drew Palser, Otis, 6th place with a time of 56.63; Isaiah Koolstra, Arickaree, 16th place with a time of 1:04.57; Daniel Harman, Arickaree, 22nd place with a time of 1:15.46; Wes Longshore, Arickaree, 24th place with a time of 1:23.52. 800 meter run: Trent Leoffler, Arickaree, 3rd place with a time of 2:10.38. 1,600 meter run: Isaiah Koolstra, Arickaree, 12th place with a time of 5:43.88; Tarek Thompson, Arickaree, 22nd place with a time of 6:34.48. 110 meter hurdles: Joe Jefferson, Arickaree, 2nd place with a time of 17.36. 300 meter hurdles: Joe Jefferson, Arickaree, 3rd place with a time of 45.62; Jamie Allacher, Otis, 12th place with a time of 49.21; Cole Green, Arickaree, 19th place with a time of 53.98. 4x100 meter relay: Otis, 3rd place with a time of 49.20 Arickaree, 4th place with a time

Arickaree’s Daniel Harman in the boys 4 x 800 meter relay. of 49.31. 4x200 meter relay: Otis, 1st place with a time of 1:38.66; Arickaree, 5th place with a time of 1:43.46. 4x400 meter relay: Otis, 4th place with a time of 3:51.69; Arickaree, 11th place with a

time of 4:15.08. 4x800 meter relay: Arickaree, 8th place with a time of 10:37.56. Pole vault: Reid Palser, Otis, 2nd place with a vault of 1008.00; Brynnan McCall, Otis, 3rd place with a vault of 9-08.00; Kaiden McCall, Otis, 4th place with a vault of 9-02.00. Triple jump: Trent Leoffler, Arickaree, 2nd place with a jump of 39-09.500; Dylan Dietz, Arickaree, 9th place with a jump of 37-00.50; Garrett Shaffer, Arickaree, 11th place with a jump of 35-10.00; Kaiden McCall, Otis, 21st place with a jump of 31-02.00; Jason Allacher, Otis, 26th place with a jump of 29-04.50. Shot put: Zeth Schoenfeld, Otis, 5th place with a throw of 39-10.00; Seth May, Arickaree, 20th place with a throw of 3410.00; Ian Halcomb, Otis, 38th place with a throw of 27-08.50; Wes Longshore, Arickaree, 43rd place with a throw of 23-06.50; Daniel Harman, Arickaree, 44th place with a throw of 23-03.50. Discus: Zeth Schoenfeld, Otis, 2nd place with a throw of 13701; Dylan Dietz, Arickaree, 21st place with a throw of 90-05; Ian Halcomb, Otis, 31st place with a throw of 82-02; Wes Longshore, Arickaree, 39th place with a throw of 70-02; Daniel Harman, Arickaree, 46th place with a throw of 63-11.50.

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Pioneer Story

GEORGE WASHINGTON BALL FAMILY HISTORY BY BESSIE BALL FELKEY George Washington Ball was born in Rochester, Indiana, April 4, 1846, the son of John and Mary Jane Ball. When he was seventeen he served four years in the Civil War and was a 2nd Lieutenant.. On January 17, 1867, he was married to Nancy Marie Johnson, born in Indiana, and from this union there were five children. There were three sons, Charlie, Robert and Tully, and two daughters, Burtie and Bessie. In 1870 they left Indiana and went to Nebraska and settled at a point between three stockades which had been built for protection from the Indians. The Indians never bothered them, although there were only five families in the neighborhood for many miles or between the three stockades In April of 1887 George Ball went to Akron, Colorado, seeking a better life and location for his family. Shortly thereafter the rest of the family was moved to Akron Mr. and Mrs.

Ball leased and took charge of the Akron Hotel on Main Street for several years where many of the early settlers were, guests. Ball homesteaded and proved up on a tree claim located near the "Mary Jane" gold mine in Rock Springs settlement. At one time he was sheriff for a term, then later he had a real estate office, selling land to the newcomers. He was one of the first members of the Masonic Lodge in Akron and was active in community affairs and interested in the growth and progress of the town he had chosen. He passed away in 1910 Nancy Ball, his widow, lived out the rest of her life in Akron and died in September, 1922. Charles P. Ball worked for the Burlington Railroad as a switchman and later as a brakeman. He married Emily Ward October 5, 1895. They had four children, Wanda, Lola, Ellen, and George. He later took his family to Las Vegas, Nevada, where they lived for many years. He worked for the rail-

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Death Notice Betty Poitz

Betty, a former Otis/Yuma resident, was born November 10, 1929 and passed away on May 3, 2014 after a brief illness. A viewing will be held at Heer Mortuary in Fort Morgan on Wednesday May 7th from 4pm to 7pm. Funeral Services will be Thursday, May 8th at the Sanctuary West Campus at 1:30pm. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens. Memorials may be given to a Charity of Choice in Betty’s name. A full obituary will follow in next weeks issue.

road there for a time and then went into the transfer business. He died December 12, 1928. His widow continued living in Las Vegas, being very active in church work and community affairs. She passed away September 17, 1954. Robert Bruce Ball also worked for the railroad as a call boy and later as a switchman. He was married to Nellie Graves September 16, 1909. They had two sons, Lewis and Benny. His family also migrated to Las Vegas where he worked for the Southern Nevada Power Company. He passed away in May, 1956. Tully and Frank Gilcrest ran the town herd in Akron; then later Tully worked for Mr. Tut-

tle on the Tuttle Ranch. Later he homesteaded north of Akron where he and his mother lived. Tully Ball married Jeanetta Tuttle December 25, 1917. He was in the grocery business in Akron, Denver, and finally in Las Vegas. He was retired for several years and passed on in 1949.

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Return of the Turkey Vultures Event May 10th Like the swallows of Capistrano, the return of the Turkey Vultures to Yuma is our harbinger of spring. It is time for us to get outside and be active again. Shake off the fog of winter and awaken those muscles that have been hibernating. To celebrate the end of weather, Yuma District Hospital is bringing the Second Annual Return of the Turkey Vulture Fun Run/Walk. Participants have a choice of our 5k course or our 1 mile course. The event will be on Saturday May 10th. The race will begin at 8:00 a.m.. At 9:00, we will celebrate the ing problems? -- OUT OF FOCUS IN NEW YORK DEAR OUT OF FOCUS: A diplomatic approach would be to suggest to your inlaws that they "shoot" only for a limited time when they visit -- no longer than the first 10 minutes. Explain that you realize the kids are growing and changing quickly, and you understand their desire to record all of it, but the children need a deeper kind of interaction with their grandparents in order to form a positive bond with them. Then suggest some ways they can relate to the little ones after the camera is put away. If they balk, tell them the reason their grandchildren don't seem to like them is that children need face-to-face and eye contact, and the camera has prevented it

completion of the first phases of the Life Trails Health Park with a ribbon cutting. This ceremony will be followed with Staff of Yuma District Hospital demonstrating the exercise equipment. Pre-registration will cost $30, which will include a great Tech shirt. Race day registration will be $35. Preregistration can be done online at any one of three options. At our Facebook page, 2nd Annual Return of the Turkey Vulture Race; at Racerite. com; or Running The proceeds from the race will be used for further development of Life Trails Health Park from happening. If they're smart, they'll listen. DEAR ABBY: I'm a 43-year-old woman who has been in a relationship with a man I dated many years ago, "Charles." When we reconnected three years ago, I had a dog, "Frosty." One year into the relationship, Charles asked me to get rid of Frosty because he thinks dogs are unsanitary. I loved Frosty and kept him, but it caused all kinds of problems with my boyfriend. When Charles and I moved in together three months ago, he insisted I get rid of Frosty and I caved. I miss my little friend so much it hurts. Memories of him are everywhere. I am able to get him back, but is it crazy that I would jeopardize my relationship because I want to keep my dog? -- IN THE DOGHOUSE DEAR IN THE DOGHOUSE: I don't think it's crazy, and I'm sure my animal-loving readers -- who number in the millions -- would agree with me. People bond with their pets to such an extent that in the event of a natural disaster, some of them refuse to be separated from their companions. That Charles would insist you get rid of Frosty shows extreme insensitivity for your feelings, in addition to disregard for your beloved pet in whom you had a significant emotional investment. Could Charles be jealous of the affection you have shown Frosty? Not knowing him, I can't guess. But if you are forced to choose Continue on page 17

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Send your Out and About to Tish Allacher So nice that the wind stopped.....sure wished we had gotten some rain. Alas! Matt Allacher spent Friday in Denver at class, and afterward joined Tish at the Otis Fire Hall for Staff Appreciation. It was a fun night. Matt & Tish were at the neighbors house on Sunday and brought home 2 ducks {Lola and Harry) to join life on the farm. Mike & Theresa Moss, from Ft. Collins, were afternoon visitors and Sunday dinner guests of Ronald and Elaine Haverland, Richard Perry, and Ronna, Andrew and Ja-

cob. Joyce and Paul Davis enjoyed the Staff Appreciation dinner on Friday night. Saturday, Paul and Joyce babysat for Jessica Bullard and Melyssa Ham while they participated in the Relay for Life Volleyball tournament in Haxtun. Joyce says they tried to fly kites afterward, but believe it or not, there was not enough wind! Imagine! Jerry Patterson and Jamie Weber and Jaylin played golf in Yuma on Friday and had supper at the club in Yuma. Jerry and Cheryl Patterson, Randy and Susan Ison and Steve and Tammy Coughlin played golf on Sunday afterContinued on next page

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Eyes and Ears of Clara Johnston I thought It would be a little while before I was wishing for cool weather Saturday was as long as it took for me!! So on with the news and off with the sweater!

There are a lot of very good artiest in this area. Hilma Madison entered a couple of her paintings. One got a first place with a big Blue ribbon on it.

Donna Roberts is recuperating from arthroscopy surgery April 30th Donna had her knee scoped in Denver and is taking half days off from her work. She was in Wray on Sunday and We went out for lunch. (We being Clara Johnston, Hilma Madison and Marilyn Campbell)

The area schools took students to State FFA CDE’S (Career Development Events) in Greeley and Ft. Collins May 4th & 5th.

Linda Sackett went to Denver on Friday to visit her Aunt Ginnie and do some book work for her. Wray Art Gild Exhibit was May 2 opening Day and it ran until Sunday May 4th .

Ellen Cecil went to Vona on Wednesday. She read with the first and Kindergarten kids. This will be the last time for reading. It is time to get the books back and do the inventory. She also did a lot of laminating.

tending that.

There was a basket (or pot luck) dinner after church today. Then they had a congregational meeting following the dinner with several at-

Virginia Laybourn worked in the Cope post office on Friday and Saturday for Jennifer Hill while she attended

graduation week for Bobbie and come Monday morning Joel begins employment in Yuma. During the coming weeks Bobbie will keep busy studying for board exams for licensure in her chosen career.

Woodlin graduate; Woodlin graduate and nephew Alan Sutton and wife of Colorado Springs; and cousins Nita (Bates) Lightsey of Montrose; and Mary (Bates) and Tom Ross, Woodlin graduates, of Grand Junction. Others also attending included Bud and Nancy Nickell of Colorado City; Roger and Cindy Gilbert, and Wayne and Mary Ann Brown of the Flat Top vicinity; and Lois Scott.

a convention on the western slope. Jill and Andre Norman came to visit Doug and Paula Norman. Also, coming to Continued on next page

A View of Lindon by Lois Scott The View from Lindon at this writing is of calm breezes, warmth and sunshine as this week begins which is a delight to the hurricane force winds and dirt which was the start of the last week of April. Two outstanding productive oil wells in northern Lincoln County nearby the oil field south of Lindon have recently been brought in. Unfortunately for the land owner, the wells are on railroad sections thus no mineral rights. Bill and Ronette DePue made a hurried trip to Omaha, Nebraska over the weekend to take a trailer to Joel and Bobbie DePue as the younger couple prepare to move home to Colorado. They have lived in Omaha the past three years, soon after their marriage, where Bobbie has been doing graduate work preparatory to a career in physical therapy. This is

Those from this area among the large number who attended the Friday funeral service for Jean Smith Mason McGriff at Stratton included Dale and Mary Thompson, Yvonne McCaleb, LoJuana Cross now of Castle Pines, and Lois Scott. Saturday a number of people associated with this area gathered for an 80th birthday party for Rosalee Brown Sease Duncan in Hugo. Among those attending were her son, Dan Sease now of Yuma, whose children attended school at Woodlin; grandson Brian Gilbert and family of Aurora who is a

Sunday morning at the worship service at the Howard United Methodist Church the seniors of the Woodlin Class of ‘14 were recognized. The graduates were gifted a book, ‘Grad’s Pocket Guide to Greatness’, which is a collection of uplifting, encouraging and spiritual thoughts, a blend of scripture with the wisdom of renowned people in history including Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa,

Coach John Wooden, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, President Ronald Regan, and literary greats C. S. Lewis, Tolkien, Charles Dickens and Shakespeare. The book is not only for casual reading but when in need of encouragement or wisdom when facing a challenge in life. Seniors and family in attendance included Stormy Powell, Michael Clifford, and Tarek Thompson enjoying a cake and punch reception following the service. Visitors in the community on Sunday were Nita Lightsey of Montrose and Vi Hunter of Alamosa beginning with enjoying worship service at the Methodist Church at Last Chance, getting to greet friends and acquaintances. Nita, who was raised in the area attended HUMC as a youth. Vi formerly lived at Woodlin when her late husContinued on next page

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Eyes and Ears of Clara visit were Briel Speer and

her boys, Gavin Dustin, and friend Kaleb. All attended the YHEC fir kids at Flagler on Saturday, On Saturday, Linda Sackett picked up Eldred Sidebottom, from Brush, and drove to Kersey, CO to watch Colton and Carson Steinke show, in the Jr. Royal Show. Both boys did a good job and it was a beautiful day for a cattle show. Jill and Paula made a visit to Glen Norman on Sunday. He is doing fair. Our families sure appreciate Glen’s health care people who take wonderful care of him. Happy Birthday to Connie Payne on May 7th. On Thursday, Ed and Ellen Cecil were in Yuma at the doctor, of course. Ed had shots in his knees this time. They picked up Lila Simpson, They went to lunch and then went to the library. Ellen said she spent the rest of her time working at her house. Monday April 28th Virginia Laybourn went to Otis and Yuma on Business

Jerrie Wheaton had a Yard Sale May 3rd in Hagiler. This was the annual Haigler yard sale all over Haigler. Folks did a lot of looking and buying. Marla Schafer and Clara Johnston, put some things in the sale and we along with Jerrie sold some valuable items ? (You know some one said one mans junk is another’s riches ) Virginia Laybourn and Ada Marshall went to Yuma to the Drama Club Play “Aristo cats “ They report it was very cute and they all poured heart and soul into the play. There were 22 for “Sunday School” and 49 for worship service.

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band, Ron, was a teacher and coach at Woodlin. Their children, Chris, and Anita, attended school at Woodlin. Among other activities of the ladies trip to eastern Colorado was a visit to the Glen Cemetery with Nita decorating the graves of loved ones for the upcoming Memorial Day. Willard Bowers continues to be hospitalized following a fall from a tractor in recent weeks breaking a hip followed by complications but is now able to be up and

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Dan and Shae Smith and Coley had Jerry and Cheryl Patterson for supper on Sunday evening. The Bid & Buy pinochle club met at the home of Sally Cross for a fun afternoon of cads & delicious snacks. Members present besides the hostess were Geri Green, Lila Harms, Grace Hendrix, Nadene Knudsen, Pat Payne, Alveda Reser, and Merle Wilkens. Honors went to Alveda, Geri, & Merle. Next club will be May 16th at the home of Geri Green. walking. After hospitalization also at North Colorado Medical Hospital in Greeley, he is now back to the East Morgan County Hospital in Brush where he will be for a few more weeks. He is in Room 17 and would welcome visitors, cards and letters. Parents and grandparents make note that the local Vacation Bible School of the Howard United Methodist Church, Baptist Country Chapel and Bethel Union, is to be the week of June 9 – 13 at the Baptist Country Chapel, Lindon. On Saturday several local women attended a training session at Yuma regarding the curriculum which is being used with the VBS this year which is with a detective theme, ‘Agency D3 – Discover, Defend, Decide’. After a 27-year career in education, all at Woodlin, Paul Griese is retiring at the close

Horoscope for week of May 6, 2014

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 You are in a position of power this week, Aries. But this doesn’t mean you can impose your will onto someone else. Don’t try to take over any situation. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, someone might dredge up uncomfortable feelings, but you need to muddle through with a smile on your face. This is the case at home and at work. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, separate your personal and professional lives, particulary with regard to potentially contentious issues. You may want to keep mum for a while. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, make your feelings known when something upsets you this week. Sharing these feelings will benefit you and your friends and colleagues now and in the future.

of the current school year. An evening to recognize and honor him is slated for Friday, May 9th at Woodlin beginning at 5 p.m. followed by the traditional awards program recognizing students.

Surprise Party for Ruth Stone

A surprise Birthday celebration was held for Ruth Stone on April 27th at the home of Lucille Hardy of Akron. Others attending were Jeannie Goodman and Deanna Annand of Akron, Kathryn Zion and Mary Courtney of Wray, and Bev Eskew of Otis.

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CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 One of your goals this week is to propel yourself further without pushing others too hard, Capricorn. You want to be successful but not at the expense of others. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, focus on practical matters, such as your career goals, for the time being. Crucial decisions must be made and new relationships must be fostered. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, trust your gut instincts on an issue that has been puzzling you this week. Your intuition might be your best asset. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS MAY 4 Will Arnett, Actor (44) MAY 5 Henry Cavill, Actor (31) MAY 6 Jason Witten, Athlete (32) MAY 7 Breckin Meyer, Actor (40) MAY 8 Enrique Iglesias, Singer (39) MAY 9 Billy Joel, Singer (65) MAY 10 Paige O’Hara, Actress (58)


Those two words are unable to adequately convey our deep gratitude and thankfulness for the Triumph for Tiffany Benefit Dinner and Auction. Thank you to each and everyone who helped with the benefit whether by giving financially or by giving of yourself to make the benefit such a blessed event. What an amazing community! We are overwhelmed by the unbelievable outpouring of kindness, compassion and love shown to our family. With our deepest and most heartfelt thanks,

Randy and Carol Feather

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Orange Julius........The weather is warming up and cool refreshing drink that Linda Hardesty has in the Baptist Cookbook will be a summer treat. 1 6oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate 1 cup milk 1 cup water 1/3 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 10 ice cubes Combine all ingredients in blender, cover and blend until smooth (about 30 sec.) serve immediately about 6 servings. Hint: you can use pineapple concentrate for a different flavor

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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Senior Old Fashion Remedies Akron Meals Thurs May 8 and Recipes

Taken from the Ladies’ Embroidery Club Cook Book Published after 1919. Consult your doctor before using any of these remedies.

Canned goods should be opened 1 hour before using, there will be no danger of poisoning if this is done. Mrs. Geo. Hutto, SR. The Otis Telegraph will try to feature an old recipe or remedy each week. If you have an old recipe you would like to sharesend to

Cabbage Pockets Baked Apples Brownies Watermelon

Tues. May 13 Sausage Gravy Biscuits Carrot Coins Rhubarb Crunch

Thurs. May 15 Tater Tot Casserole Salad Harvard Beets Cake

Abby continued

between the two of them, you should seriously consider choosing the dog. DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I have been dating for two years. We live together, and his child from another woman lives with us. I love my boyfriend and his child, but one thing prevents me from imagining us being married: He has his child's mother's name tattooed on his body. The tattoo bothers me for many reasons, and I'd like him to have it covered up if we ever do marry. He says he doesn't want to get rid of it. When the topic comes up, we argue. Am I unreasonable for wanting him to get rid of the tattoo? If that woman really is in his past, why does he need a constant reminder of her on his body? -- IN A STINK OVER INK DEAR IN A STINK: You're asking the wrong person. Only your boyfriend can answer that. He may not want to go to the expense, or to experience the pain of having more artwork done. Or he may not like the idea that you are telling him what to do. However, if he has been living with you for two years, I doubt it's because he's still carrying a torch for someone else. If you love him and the two of you want to get married, my advice is to accept him warts, artwork and all, because regardless of any romance in his past, YOU have habeas corpus. (That's Latin for "you have the body.") DEAR ABBY: I consider myself a social person and enjoy talking to friends on the phone. My prob Continued on next page

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Patterson meets celebrity

On way to Atlanta, Dillon Patterson, was working this flight that celebrity, Chandler Riggs, otherwise know as Carl Grimes from the T.V. Series the Walking Dead, was on. Riggs took time to get a photo with Patterson.

Thank You So Much It's very difficult to find words that accurately express the gratitude we have for everyone who helped with and supported the benefit for my wife and my family. It's times like these where thank you doesn't seem like enough. What I can say is that I am so blessed and proud to have grown up in such a caring community. Your support has been overwhelming and we can't thank everyone enough for what this gesture has meant to us Thank you especially to Vickie Keim and my classmates that organized the benefit supper and auction. We are also very thankful for the prayers offered for Tiffany and our family. We look forward to having a celebration when we beat this with God's help! Thank you so much, Justin, Tiffany and Addy Feather

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To Whom It May Concern: This Notice is given with regard to the following described Deed of Trust: On February 19, 2014, the undersigned Public Trustee caused the Notice of Election and Demand relating to the Deed of Trust described below to be recorded in the County of Washington records. Original Grantor(s) Ronald D Fabian and Mary A Fabian Original Beneficiary(ies) Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for First NLC Financial Services, LLC, DBA The Lending Center Current Holder of Evidence of Debt CitiMortgage, Inc. Date of Deed of Trust March 08, 2006 County of Recording Washington Recording Date of Deed of Trust March 27, 2006 Recording Information (Reception Number) 838264 Book: 998 Page: 425 Original Principal Amount $62,000.00 Outstanding Principal Balance $57,283.87 Pursuant to CRS §38-38-101(4)(i), you are hereby notified that the covenants of the deed of trust have been violated as follows: failure to pay principal and interest when due together with all other payments provided for in the evidence of debt secured by the deed of trust and other violations thereof. THE LIEN FORECLOSED MAY NOT BE A FIRST LIEN. The property to be foreclosed is: SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE Also known by street and number as: 110 Railroad Avenue, Otis, CO 80743. THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED HEREIN IS ALL OF THE PROPERTY CURRENTLY ENCUMBERED BY THE LIEN OF THE DEED OF TRUST. NOTICE OF SALE The current holder of the Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, described herein, has filed Notice of Election and Demand for sale as provided by law and in said Deed of Trust. THEREFORE, Notice Is Hereby Given that I will at public auction, at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, 06/11/2014, at the old Courthouse, 150 Ash Avenue, Akron, CO 80720, 2nd floor in Commissioners meeting room, (there is an elevator available for use), sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the said real property and all interest of the said Grantor(s), Grantor(s)' heirs and assigns therein, for the purpose of paying the indebtedness provided in said Evidence of Debt secured by the Deed of Trust, plus attorneys' fees, the expenses of sale and other items allowed by law, and will issue to the purchaser a Certificate of Purchase, all as provided by law. First Publication 4/16/2014 Last Publication 5/14/2014 Name of Publication Otis Telegraph IF THE SALE DATE IS CONTINUED TO A LATER DATE, THE DEADLINE TO FILE A NOTICE OF INTENT TO CURE BY THOSE PARTIES ENTITLED TO CURE MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED. DATE: 02/19/2014 Debra A. Cooper, Public Trustee in and for the County of Washington, State of Colorado By: Public Trustee The name, address, business telephone number and bar registration number of the attorney(s) representing the legal holder of the indebtedness is: Kimberly L. Martinez #40351 The Castle Law Group, LLC 999 18th Street, #2301, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 865-1400 Attorney File # 14-00438 The Attorney above is acting as a debt collector and is attempting to collect a debt. Any information provided may be used for that purpose. EXHIBIT A A TRACT OF LAND BEGINNING AT A POINT 150 FEET EAST OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BLOCK 2, WILTON ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF OTIS, COLORADO, ACCORDING

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Public Notice

Full Time Position Available ROAD AND BRIDGE EMPLOYEE

Colorado law requires the county assessor to hear objections to real property classifications and valuations beginning no later than May 2, 2014. Objections to the valuation or classification of real property must be postmarked, delivered, or presented in person to the county assessor’s office no later than June 2, 2014.

Due to a current openings, notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners will be accepting applications for a Full Time, 40 hours per week with benefits, Road & Bridge Employees in – District # 1 – Akron, Colorado; and in – District #3 – Anton, Colorado. These positions are available immediately, at a salary to be determined by the Board based upon experience and qualifications. The persons selected will serve under the general supervision of the District #1 or District #3 Road and Bridge Supervisor. Responsibilities will include general maintenance of the County Roadway system, operation of heavy equipment and either a valid Colorado Class A CDL or the ability to obtain said license.

Colorado law requires the county assessor to begin hearing objections to personal property valuations no later than June 13, 2014. Objections to personal property valuations must be postmarked, delivered, or presented in person to the county assessor’s office no later than June 30, 2014.

Experience should include a general knowledge and / or background in heavy equipment operation, including tractors/trailers, bulldozers and front end loaders. The applicant should have the ability to learn and operate all heavy equipment, have a CDL A driver’s license and have oral and written skills to provide reporting to the Board of County Commissioners. A detailed job description is available by contacting the Commissioners Office at 150 Ash Street, Akron, Colorado 80720, or online at: www. Positions will remain open until filled.

For additional information, contact the county assessor’s office at 970-345-6662. Larry W. Griese Washington County Assessor 150 Ash Avenue Akron, CO 80720 Printed May 6, 2014 Otis Telegraph

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lem is, when I talk to one of them, she will never let me get off the phone. Sometimes we'll talk for several hours, but eventually I have other obligations and have to go. When I tell her that, she often ignores me and keeps right on talking. I don't want to be rude, but sometimes I have to say goodbye four and five times TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, FILED APRIL 4, 1919 AS RECEPTION NO 260143, PLAT BOOK 2 PAGES 31 TO THE RECORDS OF THE COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, COLORADO, THENCE EAST 200 FEET, THENCE NORTH TO SOUTH RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF THE ____RAILROAD, (N/K/A THE BURLINGTON NORTHERN RAILROAD), THENCE IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF SAID RAILRAOD TO A POINT DUE NORTH OF TEN POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE SOUTH TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING, EXCEPT A TRACT CONVEYED BY WARRANTY DEED RECORDED IN BOOK 710 AT PAGE 240.

Washington County is an equal opportunity employer. before she finally acknowledges that I must end the call. It irritates me. I like talking to her, but I can't go on and on forever. How can I make her let me off the phone without hanging up on her or upsetting her? -- MR. NICE GUY DEAR MR. NICE GUY: The person you're describing obviously has less going on in her life than you do. She may also be a compulsive talker. The next time you talk to her, make the conversation face-toface and tell her that as much as you like her, you don't have the





amount of time to spend on the phone that she does. Explain that when you tell her you must end the conversation, if she doesn't stop talking within five minutes, you will have to hang up. And then do it. Will she like it? No. But the alternative is that she will continue to take advantage of you -- which she has been doing because you have allowed it. caused me to have a breakdown. Everything I do now is to lessen the impact on our kids. What advice can you offer me? --




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Window Bid from Washington County Commissioners

The Washington County Board of Commissioners is asking for bids to purchase and replace 61 windows of various sizes at the Washington County Courthouse, 150 Ash Avenue located in Akron, Colorado. The bid is to include purchasing and installing; to be broken into itemized detail. Some of these windows are on the second and third floors of the building. There will be a walk through on May 16th from 2 until 4 pm to allow contractors the opportunity to perform a site survey and measure the windows that are scheduled for replacement. The work described above will have an October 1st, 2014 deadline for completion. Bid packets can be picked up at the Washington County Commissioners Office, from Chris Packer. Bids will be opened and taken under consideration on May 27th during the weekly commissioner meeting. Bids must be received in the Washington County Commissioners’ office, 150 Ash Ave. Akron, CO 80720 by 12:00PM, May 23, 2014. Phone: 970 345-2701

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Liberty School is hiring

Liberty School District is hiring teachers. We will work with you to help get your license. Instructional Coordinator Position (full time), Science Teacher (full-time blended), Vocational Agriculture (full-time) and part-time Special Education (blended). Candidates who are licensed in more than one area will be compensated. Very well behave students. Low discipline rates. Full benefits, 4 day week. 970-358-4288 or


*Program is accepting new preschool students (four years old by June 1st) and is a FREE quality preschool program that focuses on the development of the whole child. THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014, 8:30-11 am, Arickaree preschool room CALL: 970-383-2202 ext. 10 for appointment or with questions Please plan to attend, screening is FREE-testing development, hearing, and vision Birth-Age 5: screening for concerns PRESCHOOL : bring birth certificate, immunization record & social security card

AA Meeting every Thursday in Wray

7:00 pm Health and Human Services Building

Entrance off Cedar St.

Trivia Answers

1. Jane Seymour 2. Judy Garland 3. Necessity 4. Margaret Thatcher 5. Joan Crawford 6. Lily of the Valley 7. Keep quiet


The Otis School District has k-12 special ed position and a k-12 part/fulltime music position open for the 2014-15 school year. Position opened until filled. Please send in a current resume, letter of interest, 3 letters of recommendation, and a copy of your Colorado teaching certificate. Call Joyce Davis at 970-246-3486 if you have any questions. Otis R-3 is an equal opportunity employer


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Business Directory Jim’s Auto Body & Glass



304 S. MAIN IN YUMA 848-3400 (F) 848-3400 CUSTOM PRINTING & MORE


Yuma Chiropractic & Massage Therapy

Jim & Step Brower - 848-2422 810 W. 8th Ave. in Yuma


Storage Space Available Call Mike @ 970-5222369 or Kay @ 345-6698

Subscribe to the Otis Telegraph In state.......$35.00 Out of State....$48.00 Send check to Otis Telegraph P.O. Box 12 Otis, CO 80743

Shop for your office supplies & More. 970-848-5401 218 S. Main in Yuma

Gravel Sand Base

Stertling Vacuum Co.

Newbanks Pump & Well Service

522-9696 (Sales & Service)

Mom’s Kitchen



Arickaree Secondary Math Position Arickaree School District R-2: Secondary math position – must hold Colorado license or able to acquire before begin date of August 20, 2014. Teach: 6th & 7th grade, Algebra I & II, and Geometry. Applications – or 970-383-2202 ext 17 open until filled. EOE

Glider Rocker with ottoman for Sale Excellent Condition $100 Call 246-3355 or 630-6013

H & W Fumigation Inc.

We’ll Deliver Chet Gebauer/ CLG Farms 246-3835 or (c) 554-0126

Broadway Plaza Shoping Center

Fri, Sat & Sun 7:30

211 S. Main in Yuma 970-848-5388 Grain Fum. & Prairie Dog Control Tim Hunt 970- 301-6457 Brad Weisensee 970- 554 -0221

New & Used

Yuma CaptainPG America Theater


For rent in Otis: 2 bdrm, 1 bath mobile home and 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home. Both have all appliances, large lot.Very good condition. References and Deposit. NO PETS. 970-246-3661. Leave message.

Place your ad here for $7.50 Buy three and get the fourth ad free

Stock, Dometic, Well, Irrigation 970-630-4424 License #841

Otis Telegraph LLC 401 Weld in Otis


Laybourn’s Hunt Club concealed weapons class Saturday, May 17 from 8:30-Noon $100 per person Contact Lea Ann Laybourn for more information or to register @ 970-554-1538

“The Market on the Hill”

Dairy Sale: 1st Thursday of every Month Holstein Steer Special: Saturday following Dairy Sale

Weigh Cow & Bull Sale: Every Tuesday Hog, Sheep, Goats & Cattle: Every Saturday

********** For our most recent “Market Reports” visit our Website: 29870 Hwy 6, Brush CO


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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.

Some items not available in store. Some items pictured may not be on sale. We reserve the right to limit quanities and correct typographical and photographic errors.

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