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      Murlene M. Stradt, 73,
           La Crosse
                                                                       Rain soaks Central Kansas
                                                      By SUSAN THACKER                 city streets.                                  Chance of showers today           standing in some areas, the rain
     Olivia Lynn Henderson,                              The weather station for Big Bend         Meteorologist Robb Lawson with        was not always a welcome sight, at
           newborn,                                                                    Ground Water Management District         the National Weather Service            least for wheat farmers. Kansas
             Larned                           Instead of playing a doubleheader        No. 5 located north of Great Bend        office in Wichita said bands of         State University Extension Agent
                                            Tuesday, the Great Bend High               reported only slightly more than 1       showers and heavy rains could be        Rick Snell said an inch of rain
   Donald Dale Simonson, 81,                School Panther baseball team spent         inch of rainfall. The station near       expected to continue into the           could be good for corn and “not
          Great Bend                        the afternoon sweeping puddles of          Radium reported 1.1 inches, and          evening Tuesday until sunrise           bad” for alfalfa.
                                            water off of Al Burns Memorial             the stations near Rozel          and     today. While there is still a 30 per-     “The rain’s not necessarily a
      See Obituaries, Page 3                Field. It was a futile effort, perhaps,    Stafford each reported 0.65 inches.      cent chance of intermittent showers     terrible thing,” Snell said. “But                    with predictions of more rain yet to         But areas received much more           today and Thursday, it should not       this time of year you hate to get
                                            come.                                      rain, in a short time. The National      be a repeat of Tuesday’s thunder-       too much rain, because of wheat
                                              Tuesday’s       afternoon      storm     Weather Service radar detected a         storms.                                 diseases.”
                    Rain                    prompted flood warnings in Barton
                                            and Ellsworth Counties, but only
                                                                                       swath between Great Bend and
                                                                                       Hoisington where about three inch-
                                                                                                                                  “The weekend looks dry,”
                                                                                                                                Lawson predicted.
                                                                                                                                                                          And for those who received three
                                                                                                                                                                        inches of rain, replanting may be in
             High 69, low 55 today.         briefly. For about 30 minutes, water       es fell in three hours, prompting the      At a time when the ground is sat-     order. “You never want that much
                                            covered K-4 near Claflin, and some         flood warnings.                          urated and there was already water      rain at one time.”
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                                              ‘Pattern’ for mercy
   Raptors stay alive
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Fuller sale
 finalized                                                                                                                                                                               DALE HOGG/ Great Bend Tribune

s No changes                                                                                                                                                Jane Isern enjoys a walk around the Barton
                                                                                                                                                            County Courthouse Square Tuesday afternoon.
planned for Fuller’s                                                                                                     PAM MARTIN/Great Bend Tribune
                                                                                                                                                            She was taking part in the first-ever Change
Great Bend operation                           St. Joseph School students find quilt blocks they made in the finished quilts that will be                   Something Day, an event promoting health and
                                               shipped to U.S. military hospitals and donated to wounded soldiers. Classes worked together                  fitness.
        By DALE HOGG                           to make 60 blocks for three quilts.

  As part of the financing for
the sale of Fuller Brush’s par-
                                                 Quilt project to benefit wounded soldiers                                                                       Making a
ent company CPAC, STAG
Capital Partners has pur-
chased the 572,114-square-
foot Fuller Brush manufactur-
                                                        By PAM MARTIN
                                                   ELLINWOOD — Fabric
ing facility in Great Bend.
However, company officials                      scraps, paper, crayons and                                                                                  s Local residents take
said Tuesday no changes are                     thread, imagination, coopera-
planned for                                     tion and compassion – mate-                                                                                 steps to improve health
the plant’s                                     rials used to make life a little
operation.                                      better for wounded soldiers.                                                                                                    By DALE HOGG
  The deal                                         On Thursday, three quilts
with STAG                                       containing blocks made by                                                                                      Many of those gathered at the Barton County
of Boston, is                                   St. Joseph School students,                                                                                 Courthouse Square Tuesday afternoon wore T-
part of an 18-year sale-lease-                  with the help of several                                                                                    shirts emblazoned with such slogans as:
back transaction with Fuller.                   adults, were unveiled in the                                                                                   “Going up? Take the stairs.”
The closing of the sale-lease-                  school library. The quilts                                                                                     “Lose the remote, on purpose.”
back took place with the clos-                  will be sent to a U.S. mili-                                                                                   “Today’s value meal – cheeseburger and green
ing of New York City-based                      tary medical facility for                                                                                   beans.”
Buckingham Capital Partners                     wounded service men and                                                                                        All concluded with the phrase “Change some-
II L.P.’s acquisition of CPAC                   women.                                                                                                      thing.”
which was finalized April 13.                      Kindergarten through third                                                                                  Those wearing the pastel-colored shirts were
  STAG officials said they                      grades and sixth, seventh and                                                                               taking part in the first-ever Change Something
could not release the selling                   eighth grade classes used                                                                                   Day, a lunchtime event sponsored by the Golden
price.                                          Biblical themes for their 8                                                                                 Belt Community Foundation and the Kansas
  “We’re not going any-                         1/2-by11-inch white cotton                                                                                  Health Foundation. The goal – encourage folks
where,” said Fuller Chief                       blocks. The fourth and fifth                                                                                to make minor alterations in their lifestyles to
Executive Officer Brady                         graders used a patriotic                                                                                    promote health and fitness.
Gros.                                           theme.                                                                                                         “I’m happy with it,” said Christy Tustin,
  The facility sits on 123.46                      “The big picnic” depicts                                                                                 GBCF executive director. “This is really good
acres at the corner of 10th and                 Jesus providing loaves and                                                                                  for a first year.” She expects it to grow next year.
Airport roads and is leased to                  fishes. A block on the patri-                                                                                  Event organizers had 60 low-fat submarine
Fuller, a manufacturer of                       otic quilt bears the message,                                                                               sandwiches to give away, and by noon, most
cleaning products, custom                       “Thank you for serving our                                                                                  were gone.
brushes and personal care                       country.”                                                                                                      There was also be a “poker walk.” Starting at
products.                                          Students worked one week                                                                                 the band shell, walkers made their way around
  Such property acquisitions                    on the project, said St.                                                                                    the square, collecting playing cards. Afterwards,
are not uncommon, Gros said.                    Joseph Lead Teacher                                                      PAM MARTIN/Great Bend Tribune
                                                                                                                                                            prizes (including the T-shirts, Frisbees and other
“It’s to generate funds. It                     Marlene Clayton, composing                                                                                  items) were awarded to those holding the best
costs less than getting a tradi-                a rough draft of their designs     Students made a rough draft of their design before applying              hands.
tional loan” because of a sav-                  before drawing and coloring        the final crayon drawing to paper-backed cloth blocks. JoAnn                It tied into the KHF’s “Change Something”
ings on interest.                               their final blocks.                Roth, a parent of a St. Joseph student, suggested the project            health awareness campaign. A grant from the
                                                   “I’m really proud of them.      after reading about the “Quilts of Valor” project begun by a             foundation helped to pay for Tuesday’s activi-
                 FULLER                         They were really creative,”        group of quilters in Delaware.                                           ties.
                                                she said.                                                                                                      During the two-hours, groups of walkers
         continued on 14                           The project fulfilled a reli-   field, said JoAnn Roth, par-     who volunteered to help with            lapped the courthouse. When they were fin-
                                                gion class assignment as           ent. “It’s a way to help the     the project.
   Community Bank                               “corporal works of mercy” –        soldiers meet needs in their       Roth read about the project
                                                                                                                                                            ished, they sat and ate, and pondered what they
                                                                                                                                                            could do to improve themselves.
                                                providing for material needs       rehabilitation process.”         “Quilts of Valor” where a
   Customer Service –                           of the wounded soldiers. It          “It also brings to them
                                                                                                                                                               “When we heard it on the radio, we were at
                                                                                                                                                            McDonalds,” said Carolyn Oetken. She and her
                                                compliments the programs           (students) what freedom is                          QUILTS
    Always a Priority                           that assist soldiers in the        worth,” said Trevlyn Detmer,                continued on 14
                                                                                                                                                            regular walking partner Janet Dowson then
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                             Sunday                                                          Qualifying               Speech            better. They also had the
    Reception for Jean Ann Fausser, opening of fiber art                                     Tournament held at Bethel                  determination and ability to
  exhibit — 1 to 3 p.m., Shafer Gallery, Barton County                                       College in North Newton this               focus and memorize some-
  Community College.                                                                         year, 17 GBHS speech stu-                  thing new four weeks before
    Radium City Limits — Noon to 5 p.m., Radium School                                       dents competed. The team                   the tournament and have it
  Building. Musicians and listeners welcome.                                                 placed first in its sweepstakes            polished enough to make it
                             Monday                                                          division for the sixth year in a           into the final round of compe-
    Barton Music Endowment Concert – 7:30 p.m., BCCC                                         row.                                       tition.
  Fine Arts Auditorium; featuring many solos and ensembles                                      They also had a national                   Danielle Miller placed fifth
  as well as the Concert Choir and Hilltop Singers; presenting                               qualifier, three more in finals            in foreign extemporaneous
  many songs from musicals and the "pop" music genre;                                        and seven in semi-finals.                  speaking. “After all of my
  admission, $5; proceeds go to music endowment scholar-                                        The national qualifier from             hard work, I am glad that I
  ships.                                                                                     Great Bend was senior Josh                 made it to finals,” Miller said.
    Great Bend High School Orchestra concert – 7 p.m.,                                       Hafner. He placed first in                    “Nobody worked harder on
  GHBS gymnasium. The concert was previously scheduled                                       humorous interpretation for                the speech team this year than
  for April 24. Jeremy Samuel conducts the orchestra.                                        the second year in a row and               Danielle. When I required
                             Tuesday                                                         received straight ones (I’s) in            everyone going to NFL to give
    Barton Instrumental Concert – 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts                                       finals.                                    at least five to six perfor-
  Auditorium; featuring Barton’s instrumental ensembles.                                        “That      was     extremely            mances in the two-week peri-
                       Ongoing Activities                                                    impressive to have that con-               od before the tournament, she
    Kansas Oil and Gas Hall of Fame Museum — 5944                                            sistency of scores in finals               gave over 20 speeches,”
  10th Street, Great Bend.                                                                   against the top six in the                 Watson said.
    Brit Spaugh Zoo — 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, 19th and                                    event,” GBHS speech coach                     Junior Alex Carlson and
  Main (Brit Spaugh Park), Great Bend. Free admission.                                       Barbara Watson said.                       senior Ann Schmitt were in an
    Kansas Wetland & Wildlife Scenic Byway — From                                               “It’s a true privilege to get           eight-way tie for two spots in
  Quivira National Wildlife Refuge to Cheyenne Bottoms                                       to compete against the funni-              semi-finals in dramatic inter-
  Wildlife Area, connecting two Wetlands of International                                    est kids in the country, so I’m            pretation. Carlson said, “NFL
  Importance.                                                                                excited about qualifying again             was a great warm-up for the
    Barton County Arts Cente – 1401 Main, Great Bend.                                        this year,” Hafner said.                   state tournament. I am happy
  Hours: 1 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.                                                  In the humorous interpreta-             that I was able to watch some
    Barton County Historical Museum and Village – South                                      tion event students read a                 great performances and like
  of the Arkansas River Bridge at 85 South U.S. 281. The                                     book, playbook, or script and              always I had an amazing time                                                                                                COURTESY PHOtOS
  newest exhibit is “Orphan Trains.” Hours are 10 a.m. to 5                                  cut down to an eight- to 10-               with the team.”
  p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and                                 minute memorized scene and                    “The National Qualifying                           Top: Pictured are members of the Great Bend High School
  Sunday.                                                                                    act it out. “Josh chose his play           Tournament is always a great                          speech squad. The team placed first for the sixth year in a
    Fort Larned National Historic Site – Six miles west of                                   at least over a year ago and cut           experience. You are compet-                           row at the District National Qualifying Speech Tournament
  Larned on K-156. Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.                                    it himself. He acts out over 10            ing among the best, so even if                        this past weekend.
    Send items for Area Happenings to P.O. Box 228, Great                                    characters in his 10 minute                your results are not as good as                       Bottom: Josh Hafner qualified for nationals in humorous inter-
  Bend, KS 67530, e-mail or fax 792-                                     scene. He works on the transi-             you had hoped, you know that                          pretation at the District National Qualifying Speech
  8381.                                                                                      tions from character to charac-            the person that did win                               Tournament this past weekend.
                                                                                             ter and comedy timing of the               deserves it,” Schmitt said.
                                                                                             performance by practicing it,”                Watson said Schmitt has                            the team. There were also                   Schlink.
                                                                                             Watson said.                               worked so hard this year and                          many invaluable freshmen                      “NFL was a lot of fun. It was
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                          FUNERALS                                                                                                      AROUND                   THE AREA
Murlene M. Stradt                                1933 - 2007 Barton Dance Theatre                                                   mances and a duet. Solo performers are
                                                                                                                                    Analisa Garcia, Grand Junction, Colo.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Anthony Brown, Garden City
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Justin Lehman, Greensburg
  LA CROSSE — Murlene M.                Gresham, Ore., and Ervin
                                                                   Presents spring concert                                          Anthony Brown, Garden City, and                               Lindsey Cullen, McPherson
                                                                                                                                    Virginia Sauter, Oneonta, N.Y. Heather                        Kiya Richter, McPherson
Stradt, 73, died April 30 at the        Whalen, Canon City, Colo.; Saturday                                                         Johnson, Rantoul, and Erin Jackson,                           Janelle Cumro, Junction City
Rush County Nursing Home                and one sister, Ardith Tallman,                                                             Hutchinson, will perform the duet.                            Virginia Sauter, Oneonta, N.Y.
in La Crosse. She was born              Dayton, Ohio. She was pre-                   Barton County Community College’s                The dance pieces have been choreo-                          Cecilia Doering, Ottawa
Oct. 16, 1933, at La Crosse to          ceded in death by an infant                Dance Theatre will present its spring con-       graphed by the students, Schriner said,                       John Savage, Bowling Green, Ohio
James W. and Ethel Myrtle               brother, an infant sister, and a           cert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the college’s      adding that she also did choreography for                     Felicia Fisher, Ottawa
(Owens) Whalen. A 25-year               sister, Helen Wren.                        Fine Arts Auditorium. The hour-long pro-         the concert. A guest artist, Chasley                          Chandra Skidmore, Goddard
resident of La Crosse, coming             Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m.            gram will feature 17 dancers performing          Jackson, choreographed one of the selec-                      Analisa Garcia, Grand Junction, Colo.
from Linwood, she was a                 Friday at the Janousek Funeral             jazz, modern dance and hip-hop.                  tions. Originally from Hutchinson,                            Amanda Viola, McPherson
seamstress at La Crosse                 Home Chapel, La Crosse, with                 Admission to the concert is free, but          Jackson is a former Barton dancer, who                        Erin Jackson, Hutchinson
Furniture Company. She later            the Rev. Tom Frech officiat-               free-will donations are appreciated, said        will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in                     Sarah Wigger, Pomona
worked as a senior companion            ing. Burial will be at the La              Barton’s head dance coach and dance the-         performing arts from a university in                          Heather Johnson, Rantoul
for 13 years at the Rush                Crosse      City     Cemetery.             atre instructor Amanda Schriner.                 Texas this spring.                                            Jennifer Baldwin, Ottawa
County Nursing Home.                    Visitation will be from 1 to 8               The concert includes many group                  The concert cast includes the following                     Kelli Henderson, Hoisington
  She was a member of First             p.m. Thursday at the funeral               performances, plus three solo perfor-            students, listed by hometown:
Christian Church, La Crosse.            home, with the family receiv-
  Survivors include three               ing friends from 6 to 7 p.m.
sons, James W. Queen, Great             Memorials may be made to the
Bend, Arnold A. Stradt, La              Senior Companion Program.                                                                          ON         THE RECORD
Crosse, and David A. Stradt,                Funeral arrangements provided by
                                                 Janousek Funeral Home
Great Bend; five grandchil-                             719 Pine                       Barton County Sheriff          an Angus, were allegedly                   on a 2006 Pontiac Vibe and                 Forest Ave. when called at
dren; four stepgrandchildren;                     La Crosse, KS 67548                Someone tried to break into      stolen from 401 Second                     the mirror on a 1992                       5:37 a.m. Monday, so the
five great-grandchildren; two                        (785) 222-2517                a house at 447 NW 10 Ave.          Street, Great Bend, between 6              Mitsubishi at 1312 Morton                  occupant was referred to an
brothers, William Whalen,                Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 2, 2007    Monday morning, but left           p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m.                     Street.                                    exterminator.
                                                                                   when the occupant called the       Monday.                                      Two digital cameras were                        Great Bend Fire
Olivia Lynn Henderson                                                              sheriff’s office. A window was            Great Bend Police                   stolen from 1920 24th Street                        Department
                                                                                   broken before the suspect            Monday reports:                          A. Loss was $1,290.                          Firefighters made three
 LARNED — Olivia Lynn                   arrangements are pending and               drove away in a minivan.             A Southard’s building on 16th              Someone keyed a 2001                     ambulance runs on Monday
Henderson, newborn, died                will be announced by                         Coins and jewelry were           Street was sprayed painted.                Chevy Cavalier at 1215                     and received one false alarm
May 1 at Wesley Medical                 Beckwith Mortuary Chapel,                  taken from a residence at 465        A shop window at 907                     Jackson Street, causing $100               caused by a system malfunc-
Center in Wichita. Service              Larned.                                    NW 10 Ave. that was broken         Hickory Street was broken.                 damage.                                    tion. Another fire report
                                                                                   into sometime Monday.              Loss was $250.                               Officers were unable to                  turned out to be someone bar-
Donald Dale Simonson                                      1925 - 2007                Two calves, a Sharley and          Someone broke the tail light             catch a bat in a residence on              becuing in a yard.

   Donald Dale Simonson, 81, of
Great Bend, died May 1 at
Central Kansas Medical Center,
                                        wife, of the home, include two
                                        sons, Steve Simonson of
                                        Pagosa Springs, Colo., and
                                                                                     Mortar rounds again strike Baghdad’s
Great Bend. He                          Michael Simonson of Las
was born July
23, 1925, at
Lyons, the son
                                        Vegas, Nev.; two daughters,
                                        Debbie Hughes of Las Vegas
                                        and Kim Wiens of Great Bend;
                                                                                    Green Zone despite security crackdown
of Dale and                             two brothers, Ray Simonson of                BAGHDAD (AP) — Mortar rounds                   killed the four drivers, police said.                     2003 vary widely and are believed to be
Jeanette Sleeper                        Marshall, Mo., and Ralph                   crashed into the U.S.-controlled Green             At least 23 tortured bodies also were                   vastly underreported, in part because of
Simonson. He                            Simonson of Leesburg, Fla.;                Zone on Tuesday — the second such bar-           found around Iraq — 15 in Baghdad —                       political pressure.
m a r r i e d                           six grandchildren and one                  rage in a 12-hour span — and gunmen              the apparent victims of so-called sectari-                  The United Nations has provided close-
Beverly Chaffin                         great-grandchild.                          ambushed Shiite travelers as part of             an death squads.                                          ly watched figures in the past. But last
on Sept. 18,                               A memorial service will be
1948, at Great Simonson                 at 3 p.m. Friday, May 4, at First          attacks that killed at least 44 people             Despite the ongoing bloodshed, figures                  week it said the Iraqi government refused
Bend. She sur-                          United Methodist Church,                   nationwide.                                      compiled Tuesday from Iraqi govern-                       to provide it with numbers out of fears
vives. He was a real estate agent       Great Bend, with the Rev.                    One of the mortars hit within 100 yards        ment reports show that the number of                      they would paint a “grim picture” and
in Kansas and Colorado. He was          Gary Brooks officiating. There             of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s              Iraqi civilian deaths fell nearly 20 per-                 undermine security efforts.
a lifetime resident of Great Bend       will be no visitation, as crema-           office, an Iraqi official said. The U.S.         cent from 1,872 in March to 1,501 in                        On the political front, a prominent
and a graduate of Great Bend            tion has taken place. In lieu of           military reported no casualties in the two       April. The number of wounded also                         Kurdish lawmaker expressed doubt that
High School, Class of 1942. He          flowers, memorials are sug-                attacks since late Monday.                       decreased — from 2,702 to 2,334 in the                    the Sunni bloc would carry through
was a U.S. Navy veteran and             gested to the Golden Belt                    Although such strikes on the Green             same period.                                              with its threat and withdraw from the
attended officers’ training at          Community Foundation for the               Zone have been common, the latest                  The death toll for Iraqi soldiers, how-                 government.
Miami University and Oberlin            benefit of the Great Bend                  occurred despite the ongoing U.S.-led            ever, rose sharply to 63, compared with                     On Monday, Iraq’s Sunni Arab vice
College in Ohio.                        Parks Department in care of                security crackdown and suggested that            44 in March. The number of wounded                        president, Tariq al-Hashemi, said in a
   He grew up in the                    the funeral home. Condolences              extremists have not been daunted by the          soldiers more than doubled to 108,                        statement that he had discussed threats by
Presbyterian Church. He was a           may be sent and notice viewed              nearly 11-week operation. The attacks            according to the nationwide figures.                      fellow Sunni ministers to leave the
former member of the Great              at                       appeared to come from a mostly Shiite              The Iraqi army’s toll was still well                    Shiite-dominated government during a
Bend Board of Realtors,                     Funeral arrangements provided by       district.                                        below the 104 American troops who died                    weekend telephone conversation with
Kiwanis Club, Lions Club and                      Bryant Funeral Home*               In areas outside Baghdad, roads were           last month. The mounting casualties                       President Bush.
past president of the Great
                                                    1425 Patton Road               stalked by suspected Sunni gunmen.               among American and Iraqi troops comes                       The official, who is familiar with the dis-
                                                  Great Bend, KS 67530
Bend Chamber of Commerce.                             620-793-3525
                                                                                     At least 11 Shiites were killed and three      as they are exposed to more dangers try-                  cussions and declined to be identified to
   Survivors, in addition to his          Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 2, 2007   wounded after attackers flagged down             ing to regain control of Baghdad.                         avoid alienating either side, said talk of
                                                                                   their bus near Iskandariyah, 30 miles              An Associated Press tally, however,                     leaving the government was coming from
                                                                                   south of Baghdad. About 45 minutes               found that the number of Iraqi civilians                  two other senior Sunni politicians —

  Governor closes                                                                  later, gunmen opened fire on civilian cars
                                                                                   about six miles to the north near
                                                                                   Latifiyah, killing three people and
                                                                                                                                    killed in April was at least 1,648, or just
                                                                                                                                    3 percent fewer than at least 1,701 killed
                                                                                                                                    during March. The AP figures are based
                                                                                                                                                                                              Adnan al-Dulaimi and Khalaf al-Ilyan —
                                                                                                                                                                                              who have complained to the Americans that
                                                                                                                                                                                              the Shiites are taking decisions unilaterally.
                                                                                   wounding five, police said.                      on daily police reports and information                     Those two, along with al-Hashemi,
loophole that helped                                                                 Elsewhere, suspected Sunni militants
                                                                                   seized four fuel tanker trucks near
                                                                                   Fallujah, 40 miles west of Baghdad, and
                                                                                                                                    from Iraqi ministry officials.
                                                                                                                                      Numbers for Iraqi civilians killed since
                                                                                                                                    the U.S.-led invasion began in March
                                                                                                                                                                                              are leaders of the Iraqi Accordance
                                                                                                                                                                                              Front, which holds 44 seats in the 275-
                                                                                                                                                                                              member parliament.

 arm Tech gunman Turkey’s highest court annuls presidential vote
   RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The governor has closed a loophole                           ANKARA, Turkey (AP) —            despite Tuesday’s setback                  skeptical of the government                allowing the president to be
in state law that allowed the Virginia Tech gunman to pass a                       Turkey’s highest court halted a    from the Constitutional Court,             despite its stated commit-                 elected by popular vote.
weapons background check despite having mental health issues.                      parliamentary vote Tuesday         a strongly secular body, and               ment to secularism, as well                   “If we cannot get the
   Gov. Timothy M. Kaine signed an executive order Monday                          that looked certain to lead to a   urged parliamentary elections              as reforms aimed at gaining                Parliament to choose a presi-
requiring that anyone ordered by a court to get mental health treat-               president rooted in political      “as soon as possible.”                     membership to the European                 dent, we will take this subject
ment be added to a state police database of people barred from                     Islam, a victory for secularists     “What we need to cast off                Union, because many ruling
buying guns.                                                                                                                                                                                                to the people and we will find a
                                                                                   who fear the country is mov-       and get rid of these shadows is            party members made their                   way to open presidential elec-
   The order, the first change in state policy resulting from the                  ing toward Islamic rule that       early elections,” Gul said.
shootings, eliminates the distinction between inpatient and outpa-                                                                                               careers in Turkey’s Islamist               tions to our people,” he said.
                                                                                   would      undermine       their     Erdogan said a new presi-                political movement. Erdogan                   “With the decision of the
tient mental health care as long as it is ordered by a court.                      Western way of life.               dential vote would proceed in
   The Virginia Tech gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, was judged men-                                                                                                      once spent several months in               Constitutional Court, the parlia-
                                                                                     Prime Minister Recep             Parliament on Thursday.                    jail after reciting an Islamic             mentary democratic system has
tally ill and a danger to himself by a court in 2005. He was ordered               Tayyip Erdogan responded by
to attend outpatient counseling.                                                                                        “We       will    apply     to           poem that prosecutors said                 now been blocked,” Erdogan
                                                                                   calling for a constitutional       Parliament starting tomorrow               had incited religious hatred.              added. “To get rid of this block-
   But because he was not committed to a mental hospital, he was                   amendment to allow the presi-
never entered into the database that licensed gun dealers use to do                                                   morning for early elections,”                 The ruling party has advo-              ade and lift the rule of the minor-
instant background checks before any sale. People judged as men-                   dent to be elected by popular      he added. “The earliest possi-             cated an eventual move                     ity over the majority, the only
tal defectives can’t legally buy guns.                                             vote, rather than by the parlia-   ble date for elections is June             toward a U.S.-style presiden-              door to go to is the nation. Then,
   Cho, a 23-year-old Tech senior who killed himself as police                     ment. And he said new parlia-      24 or July 1.”                             tial system with a more power-             we are going to the nation.”
stormed a classroom building, legally bought the guns he used to                   mentary elections could be           At the heart of the conflict is          ful executive, adding to con-
kill 32 Tech students and faculty on April 16.                                     held as early as June 24,          a fear that Gul’s party would              cerns about a president with an
   The executive order does not apply to people who seek mental                    instead of in November as          use its control of both                    Islamist tilt.
health care of their own will. After the report is added to Virginia’s             scheduled.                         Parliament and the presidency                 In his remarks late Tuesday,
state police database, it becomes part of a federal database that                    The goal would be to elect a     to overcome opposition to                  Erdogan said he would push
gun dealers nationwide use.                                                        government with a fresh man-       moving Turkey toward Islamic               for a referendum if necessary
   Virginia already is the leading state in reporting mental health                date and resolve a crisis that     rule. More than 700,000 pro-               on a constitutional amendment
records, with more than 80,000 in the federal database. Twenty-                    has seen the stock market          secular Turks demonstrated in
eight states do not supply any records, either because they lack the               plummet and the pro-secular        Istanbul on Sunday, many of
technical ability or are barred by state privacy laws.                             military threaten to intervene.    them women who believe
   Had Kaine’s order been in place a year ago, the background                        “God willing, Turkey will        political Islam would deprive
check could have flagged Cho when he tried to buy a weapon                         go back to its track,” Erdogan     them of personal freedoms and
from a licensed dealer. Cho did not disclose his mental health                     told reporters late Tuesday,       economic opportunities.
problems or the court-ordered outpatient treatment in a form he                    referring to the economic and        Secularists are deeply
was required to complete before buying the guns.                                   political stability that Turkey
   “His lie on the form would have been caught,” Kaine said.                       had enjoyed in recent years.       Convenient Drive-Up                         MISS          DAILY AT 5:10 • 7:00
                                                                                                                                                                  POTTER (PG)
   But it would not have prevented Cho from acquiring guns by                        Earlier, Foreign Minister             Window                                                   HURRY ENDS THURSDAY!

several other means that require no background check in Virginia,                  Abdullah Gul, the ruling                                                       NEXT (PG13)   DAILY AT 5:00 • 7:15
including buy-and-trade publications, individual transactions                      Islamist party’s presidential                                                  ARE WE (PG)   DAILY AT   5:15 • 7:30
                                                                                   candidate, said he would not                                                   DONE YET?         HURRY ENDS THURSDAY!
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 VIEWPOINT                                         Taco Bell accidentally solves immigration issue NEWS OF
                                                      HOLLYWOOD — God bless                    Duke’s lacrosse team beat Virginia
                                                                                                                                                                                THE WEIRD
May Day                                            America, and how’s everybody?
                                                      Hispanic protesters marched in
                                                   Los Angeles Tuesday to support ille-
                                                   gal aliens’ rights. The turnout wasn’t
                                                                                            Sunday to win the Atlantic Coast
                                                                                            Conference championship. They
                                                                                            were just completely cleared of gang
                                                                                            rape charges. When time ran out and
                                                                                                                                                                               A career
nonsense                                                                                                                                      ARGUS
                                                   nearly as big as last year. The num-     the team piled on each other in cele-
                                                   ber of people who had to make a run      bration, everyone was careful not to
                                                   for the border after eating at Taco      gyrate.                                       HAMILTON
s Real Americans
                                                   Bell was much higher than believed.
                                                      President Bush insisted Monday
                                                   he wants to work with Democrats to
                                                                                               Washington D.C. madam Debbie
                                                                                            Palfrey began releasing her client list
                                                                                            Monday. One of her customers was          arrives in Cairo tomorrow for a secu-
                                                   pass a bill funding the Iraq war. Of     the U.S. State Department official in     rity conference about Iraq.
are the ones who                                   course he does. President Bush
                                                   wants to work with Democrats the
                                                                                            charge of combating the world sex
                                                                                            trade. If you’re scoring at home,
                                                                                            that’s three wars we’ve lost in five
                                                                                                                                      Diplomacy is not exactly the admin-
                                                                                                                                      istration’s strong suit. When you call
                                                                                                                                                                               might be
                                                   same way a 9-year-old boy with a                                                   the State Department, the on-hold
have a serious gripe                               magnifying glass wants to work with
                                                                                               ABC News said Monday it would
                                                                                                                                      music is a telephone message from
                                                                                                                                      Alec Baldwin.                            good idea
  May Day, it seems, has become an                    George Tenet wrote in his new         expose the clients of Washington             New Jersey Governor John
international socialist holiday and in             book that he didn’t see any evidence     D.C. madam Debbie Palfrey this            Corzine left the hospital Monday           Clenzo Thompson, 45,
                                                   that planes would fly into the World     week. The list includes many admin-       after nearly getting killed in a car     was arrested in New York
America that involves admittedly illegal           Trade Center. He also didn’t see that    istration officials. Hillary Clinton
immigrants insisting — even threatening                                                                                               wreck going ninety miles an hour on      City after allegedly robbing
                                                   Saddam had no chemical weapons.          may be forced to campaign on a
over — the rights of citizens.                     It’s the first book ever released in     pledge to restore honor and dignity
                                                                                                                                      a freeway three weeks ago. His doc-      the same Commerce Bank
  A national spokeswoman for one of the                                                     to the White House.                       tors marvel at his rate of improve-      branch twice in three days.
                                                   Braille before it was released in
                                                   English.                                    The Republican Party will hold its     ment. He drove home going seventy          The first robbery ended
Hispanic groups said: “If we don’t act,                                                                                               miles an hour.
then both the Democratic and Republican               Queen Elizabeth will land in          first presidential candidates debate at                                            when the chemical dye in the
                                                   Virginia Thursday to celebrate its       the Ronald Reagan Library                    John Edwards’ wife Elizabeth told     money bag exploded and
parties can go back to their comfort zones                                                  Thursday. There’s no place like it. Of    New Hampshire Democrats Monday           spooked him, and he appar-
                                                   400th anniversary. The colony
and do nothing. They won’t have the                became successful by selling tobac-      all the presidential libraries across     her husband will do more for women       ently failed to learn from
courage to resolve a major situation for           co to England, introducing liquor to     the country, this is the only one with    than any other candidate in the field.   that, in that the second rob-
millions of people.”                               Indians and importing slaves. No         a popcorn machine in the lobby.           That’s ridiculous and untrue. If         bery’s money bag also
  The call Tuesday was for illegals all            wonder history teachers only talk           Iraq war architect and World Bank      Hillary Clinton becomes president,       exploded.
over the nation to stop working.                   about the Pilgrims.                      president Paul Wolfowitz got caught       everyone       knows      that   First     And three years earlier,
  That’s finally the point.                           The Kentucky Derby will be run        promoting his girlfriend at work. It      Gentleman Bill Clinton will do more
                                                   for the first time ever Saturday on a    must be stopped. As long as neo-          for women, but we’ll never hear
                                                                                                                                                                               Thompson had been caught
  They need to stop working and get out            synthetic track surface. The horses’     conservatives are allowed to repro-       about it if he can help it.              after another bank robbery
of the country.                                    safety is the main concern. If any of    duce, Peace on Earth will remain an          (Argus Hamilton is the host come-     after having accidentally
  They are illegal, for crying out loud.           these horses get injured during their    inside joke on Republican Christmas       dian at The Comedy Store in              dropped his ID on the bank
  Why is it only in America that immi-             racing careers the owners stand to       cards.                                    Hollywood. He can be reached by e-       floor.
gration laws are a joke?                           lose millions in carpool fees.              Secretary of State Condi Rice          mail at              Grab my bags, boy
  Because the legal residents of the coun-                                                                                                                                       Michael J. DeWitt, 39, was
try allow them to be.                                                                                                                                                          arrested for DUI in Fort
  The fault here lies not with the illegal                                                                                                                                     Wayne, Ind., after he drove
aliens.                                                                                                                                                                        erratically into the parking
  It’s no surprise they want to be part of                                                                                                                                     lot of an Indiana State Police
                                                                                                                                                                               station early in the morning
our culture, especially when we provide                                                                                                                                        and told officers that he was
them with all manner of social services                                                                                                                                        there “to get a room.”
that are not open to naturally-born citi-                                                                                                                                        A Holiday Inn was next
zens.                                                                                                                                                                          door.
  The fault lies in Americans who would                                                                                                                                          Police later said they
rather enjoy cheap labor than insist that                                                                                                                                      matched DeWitt’s Hummer
our immigration laws be honored. That                                                                                                                                          to the vehicle that minutes
spokeswoman was right, but not in the                                                                                                                                          earlier had collided with a
way she thought.                                                                                                                                                               car nearby and left the scene.
  Our politicians won’t solve this prob-                                                                                                                                          Leave my darling alone
lem for millions of people who are legal-                                                                                                                                        A mother — with her two
ly living and working and paying taxes in                                                                                                                                      daughters and a family friend
this nation. They don’t have the guts to                                                                                                                                       in tow — rushed to a school
enforce our laws.                                                                                                                                                              in Charlotte, N.C., to defend
  According to an Associated Press story                                                                                                                                       her 15-year-old son, who had
on the May Day observation: “Two large                                                                                                                                         been complaining of bully-
demonstrations were planned in Los                                                                                                                                             ing.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Logically, a defense by
Angeles County — home to an estimated                                                                                                                                          one’s mother might not put
1 million illegal immigrants. Some                                                                                                                                             an end to bullying.
groups in the area have called for an eco-                                                                                                                                       (Send your Weird News to
nomic boycott and hoped for a repeat of                                                                                                                                        Chuck Shepherd, P.O. Box
last year, when thousands of immigrants                                                                                                                                        18737, Tampa Fla. 33679
and students stayed away from work and                                                                                                                                         or go to www.newsoft-
school in a sign of solidarity.”                                                                                                                                     
  Solidarity is a wonderful thing.
  It should be extended to naturally-born          w PUBLIC FORUM
                                                                                                                                                                                 Send letters
  A boycott?
  Again, a good idea.
  Let’s extend that too.
                                                   Support for the military still appreciated                                                                                      via e-mail:
  Those who boycott school don’t get                  Dear Editor,                                                  I’ve been in the Air Force for 21 years, and am count-
back in.                                              To the Military Moms:                                      ing on this being (possibly) my last deployment.
                                                      Greetings from the desert!                                    Deploying to the Middle East has always been a bit-
  Those who boycott jobs, don’t have
                                                      This e-mail is to thank you all for the generous dona-     ter sweet experience for me. I enjoy the challenges,
them.                                              tions you’ve sent to our unit.                                sense of adventure, and the enormous responsibility of
  Those who boycott the government can                Everyone here at 380 EAMXS greatly appreciated             what we’re doing over here (whether or not I agree
stop enjoying its services.                        the box of goodies. We especially appreciate you all          with the policies and administration that put us here —         Where to write
  The problem in all this is, Americans —          taking time out of your busy schedules (and money out         many of us recognize the myriad mistakes of the pre-
real Americans — aren’t insisting that our         of your pockets) to send snacks to folks you don’t            sent administration).                                           the lawmakers
laws be enforced and so we are subjected           know halfway across the world.                                   My crew and I all have a job to do here, and we’ll do       President George W. Bush,
                                                      I hope this e-mail makes it to everyone listed on the      it gladly regardless of politics.                              1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
to this blackmail and the very thinly-             sheet you sent. Thank you!                                       But I still do miss coming home each day to enjoy a         Washington, D.C. 20500. 202-
veiled threat of violence in our streets.             Unfortunately, due to security concerns, I cannot          glass of wine with my wife or playing roller hockey in         456-1414 Fax: 202-456-2461.
  And it will continue as long as we stand         elaborate on where we are or what we’re doing. I can          the street with my two sons.                         
still for it.                                      say that it’s getting pretty darn hot here (108 degrees          In my career, I have found the people of the Midwest        U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, 109
                          — Chuck Smith            today and climbing!)                                          to be the most gracious and supportive of our men and          Hart Senate Office Building,
                                                      We’re lucky in that we enjoy pretty decent living          women in uniform.                                              Washington, D.C., 20510.
                                                   conditions.                                                      Knowing that you all stand behind us and appreciate         202-224-4774.
w PUBLIC FORUM                                        Our support squadron is doing one heck of a job to         what we do makes being here more endurable.          
                                                   make our deployment as comfortable as possible.                  Thanks for all you do for us!                               U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback,
Treasure our elders                                   Many of our armed forces brethren have it much
                                                   worse — our hats are definitely off to those guys and
                                                                                                                                             Master Sgt. Nick M. Grba,
                                                                                                                                                   production supervisor,
                                                                                                                                                                                303 Hart Senate Office
                                                                                                                                                                                Building, Washington, D.C.
                                                                                                                                                                                20510. 202-224-6521.
  Dear Editor,                                     what they have to endure on a daily basis.                                                                 380 EAMXS         sam_brownback@brown-
  National Nursing Home Week, which is                                                                                                                                
scheduled to begin on Mother’s Day, May 13,
and end May 19, is a special week where res-
idents, caregivers, families, staff and volun-
teers honor and celebrate nursing facility life.
                                                   Thanks to all for Kans for Kids program                                                                                      U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, 1st
                                                                                                                                                                                District, 2443 Rayburn
                                                                                                                                                                                House Office Building,
                                                                                                                                                                                Washington, D.C., 20515.
  This week is a perfect time to visit your           Dear Editor,                                               Tribune, Eagle Radio, and Hoisington Dispatch; to the          202-225-2715. Hays office,
loved ones, friends, and neighbors as many            Our heart felt gratitude to everyone who came out on       “awesome” Scott Donovan for providing an evening of            785-628-6401.
                                                   April 18 to support the fund raiser for Kans for Kids         fun and entertainment, and to Deanna Ochs for lending
facilities will be holding special events.         Fighting Cancer. Because of your support and generos-         her time and talents on the megaphone.                         Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, 2nd
  If you are unable to visit, please make a        ity the record of the past three years was broken! How                                                                       Floor, State Capitol, Topeka,
phone call, send a card, flowers or even an                                                                        Thanks also goes to everyone who helped both inside
                                                   blessed we are to live in such a giving and caring com-       and in the parking lot in any capacity to make the event       66612. 785-296-3232.
email — this special attention will make           munity.                                                                                                            
someone’s day.                                        Special thanks to Shaney’s, Kaiser’s Shamrock, Tap         successful.                                                    Kansas senators or represen-
  Take this time to reach out and let someone      Room, Mainly For You Day Spa, Dr. Tyler Schremmer,              Last but certainly not least, hats off to Lori Reames        tatives: State Capitol, Topeka,
very special know that you are thinking about      Boxberger Automotive, State Farm (Kathy Burt),                and the magnificent crew at the Hoisington Pizza Hut           66612. 785-296-0111.
them now and throughout the year.                  Bailey’s Food Bin, Trinity Baptist Church, Car Quest          for all of your hard work and dedication that helped to        Legislative hot line: 800-432-
  This year’s National Nursing Home Week           and Becker Tires for your donations to support the live                                                                      3924. For e-mail addresses,
                                                                                                                 make “Pizza Nite” the enormous success that it was.            see
theme is “Treasure Our Elders.”                    remote radio broadcast by Eagle Radio (KHOK).
                                Cindy Luxem,                                                                       God bless each and everyone of you!                
                                                      Also, thanks to Celia Webb, The Lodge, Convenience
                               CEO/president,      Express, and Boxberger’s Automotive for providing                            Duane, Debbie, Sarah and Shane Reif,            ateroster/index.html or
                                                                                                                          Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation,   
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Town says good-bye to Gwen Christy
                By PAM MARTIN                     short prayer service at 2 a.m. the day after the
                   tornado in the city office.
                                                     “I wasn’t sure and she said ‘let’s do it.’”
  HOISINGTON — She was the “tornado”                 The Rev. Gary Dassow happened to be pre-
mayor, a fixture in Hoisington for years, serv-   sent, so he led the prayer, which ended up air-
ing eight years on city council and four years    ing on CNN.
as mayor.                                            Dinkel said he kept Christy up to date,
  “She was a super person                         meeting each day. After four weeks, the late
to work with,” said                               nights and stress was beginning to show.
Hoisington Council                                   “She had the wisdom to see that and the
Member Jim Sekavec. “We                           tact to tell me I needed support.”
agreed on some things and                            That’s when the city hired an assistant city
disagreed on some things                          manager to get through the worst of the torna-
but we were still friends                         do aftermath.
even after we disagreed.”                            “Gwen made a lot of the tornado (rebuild-
  Gwenola “Gwen” Christy                          ing) happen,” Dinkel said.
died on Monday, leaving                              “We had to have someone who believed the
behind a legacy of commu-         Christy         tornado wasn’t a disaster. It was an inconve-
nity service.                                     nience and the town would recover.”
  “She really understood how government              Christy was also an active member of the
worked,” said Hoisington City Manager Allen       Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She was
Dinkel.                                           co-founder of the Hoisington Food Bank and
  Dinkel worked closely with Christy after        served as president of the Logan Haus, City                                                                                                       COURTESY PHOTO
the tornado struck Hoisington on April 21,        Library and Historical Society Boards.
2001. She was mayor from 1999 to 2003,            Hoisington honored her as Citizen of the Year          Ellinwood District Hospital’s new radiology equipment is fully operational. The hospital remod-
serving during the bulk of the town’s rebuild-    in 1997 and Hoisington Labor Day Parade
                                                  Grand Marshal.                                         eled an area for the new equipment, which was recently installed after the old equipment
                                                     Dinkel, who collects pigs, has one she gave         failed.
  They met at 11 p.m. that night, Dinkel said,
with Christy telling him to take care of what     him that is signed. Something he’ll treasure.
needed to be done. Christy was the cheer-
  “She comforted everyone and told them
                                                     Christy was responsible for much of the
                                                  rebuilding, Dinkel said. “I couldn’t have done
                                                  it without her as mayor.”
                                                                                                         Ellinwood District Hospital unveils
‘we’ll survive,’” Dinkel said.
  Christy also gave the green light to allow a
                                                     Christy’s obituary appeared in Tuesday’s
                                                  Great Bend Tribune.                                    building, equipment improvements
                                                                                                                 By PAM MARTIN               year-old facility began in          ous community gifts and sup-
Kara’s kids                                                                                                   October with the removal of
                                                                                                                                                                                 port will present $65,000,” to
                                                                                                                                                                                 the hospital for new radiology
                                                                                                           ELLINWOOD — With a                  Upgrades to the hot and cold      equipment, Sessler said. The
                                                                                                         major renovation project near-      water pipe system, and to the       project was to run three years,
                                                                                                         ing completion, Ellinwood           electrical system are complete.     she said, but the old equipment
                                                                                                         District Hospital will unveil       Ductwork was installed for          failed, forcing the hospital to
                                                                                                         improvements on Friday, as          future improvements to the          buy new digital x-ray equip-
                                                                                                         host for the Ellinwood              heating and air conditioning        ment. The foundation will con-
                                                                                                         Chamber      of    Commerce         systems. The lobby bathroom         tinue to raise funds to pay off
                                                                                                         Coffee.                             has been remodeled and is now       the new equipment.
                                                                                                           “We’d like to encourage           disabled accessible, Sessler           A new CT machine was
                                                                                                         everyone to come,” said Karen       said. Work to enlarge the two       installed Tuesday morning.
                                                                                                         Sessler, EDH education direc-       laboratory rest rooms into one         There are still some ceiling
                                                                                                         tor.                                large rest room is nearly com-      tiles missing, Sessler said, that
                                                                                                           The hospital qualified for        plete.                              will be replaced when all of the
                                                                                                         and sold $200,000 in commu-           The Ellinwood Area Health         wiring work is complete.
                                                                                                         nity tax credits, receiving a       Care Foundation has been               The Ellinwood District
                                                                                                         total of $285,714 from the          holding fund-raising projects       Hospital       Chamber         of
                                                                                                         Kansas     Department       of      to replace old x-ray equipment.     Commerce Coffee will be held
                                                                                                         Commerce for the improve-             “The Area Health Care             10 a.m. on Friday at the EDH
                                                                                                         ments. Upgrades to the 52-          Foundation, thanks to gener-        Education Room.

                                                                                                         St. Joseph students compete in speech contest
                                                                                                           ELLINWOOD — St. Joseph
                                                                                                         School students recently
                                                                                                         gained the opportunity to
                                                                                                         demonstrate their public
                                                                                                         speaking skills and take pride
                                                                                                         in personal accomplishments.
                                                                                                         On April 12, the students took
                                                                                                         part in a speech contest spon-
                                                                         PAM MARTIN/Great Bend Tribune   sored by Modern Woodmen of
                                                                                                         America, a national provider
Hadleigh and Hayden Gardner hand Hoisington Mayor Clayton Williamson a Kans for Kids                     of fraternal financial services
Fighting Cancer brochure during the organization’s pizza night fund raiser. Debbie Reif, Kans
                                                                                                         and programs. Similar speech
                                                                                                         contests took place at all
for Kids, announced on Monday the event raised $2,090, including $1,300 from donations,                  Catholic schools in the Dodge
which was double last year’s amount. The Gardner children’s mother, Kara, was 15 when she                City Diocese.
was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease; she was the second child assisted by Kans for Kids.                  Students competing in the
                                                                                                         contest, which was held at St.
                                                                                                         Joseph Parish Center, shared
                                                                                                         their presentations on this
                         HOISINGTON HAPPENINGS                                                           year’s topic, A Great American                                                             COURTESY PHOTO
                    Thursday                      p.m. at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus               The winners of the local con-     St. Joseph School students Addie Billinger, won second place,
  Hoisington Chamber of Commerce Coffee           Hall, 114 N. Main in Hoisington. Funds raised          test were Jenna Snell, first        Jenna Snell, first place and Connor Birzer, third place, at the
— 9:30 a.m. Hosted by the Hoisington              for area charities. Players are asked to bring         place; Addice Billinger, second     school’s speech contest held on April 12. Jenna Snell also
Homestead Assisted Living at the facility, 259    snacks to be shared at a snack table.                  place; and Connor Birzer, third     placed first at the Diocesan Contest in Dodge City with a topic
W. 6th Street.                                                        Monday                             place. Each received a trophy,      of great American leader Oprah Winphrey.
  Hoisington Knights of Columbus monthly             Hoisington Middle School Spring Concert             a gold award pin, and their
meeting — 7:30 p.m. at the K of C Hall on         — 7 p.m. in the HMS gymnasium. The class               names will be engraved on the       Kayla Schartz.                      speech on her choice for a
Main Street. All Hoisington Knights are           choirs and bands will perform several selec-           school’s speech contest plaque.       First place winner, Jenna         great American leader, Oprah
encouraged to attend. A meal will follow the      tions.                                                 Gold award pins were also           Snell, went on to compete at        Winphrey. She received a per-
meeting.                                                               Tuesday                           given to the next four ranking      the Diocesan Contest in Dodge       sonal trophy, a school trophy,
  Hoisington Masonic Lodge meeting —                 Hoisington Swinging Stars Square Dance              finalists: Michelle Klepper,        City. She placed first at the       and a $50 cash prize from
meet at 6 p.m. and travel to Claflin for a meal   — 8 p.m. at the Hoisington Municipal                   Jared Oelke, Adam Birzer, and       Diocesan Contest with her           Modern Woodmen of America.
and visit to their Lodge.                         Auditorium, First and Walnut Streets. The
                     Saturday                     caller will be Mary Castleberry from Joplin,
  Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament — 7:30           Mo.                                                                                      ELLINWOOD BRIEF
                                                                                                         Patten Family benefit dinner                           doctors also performed a biopsy of her lungs, and
                                 USD #431 MENU                                                           to be held Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                sent it off to various hospitals throughout the
                                                                                                                                                                United States in hopes of finding a diagnosis.
                                                                                                                                                                   At this point, the Mayo Clinic has diagnosed
                   Breakfast                                          Lunch                                                                                     her with Hamman-Rich Disease, or Acute
                  Wednesday                                         Wednesday                              On Saturday, National Cooperative Refinery
                                                                                                         Association and the Sons of the American Legion        Interstitial Pneumonia; however, this diagnosis is
  Biscuit, sausage gravy, banana, juice, milk                      Cook’s choice                                                                                not 100 percent conclusive. With this uncertainty,
               –––––––––––––––                                      Thursday                             will sponsor a Pig Feed-Bull Fry to benefit the
                                                                                                         Patten Family of Ellinwood.                            the family faces a long road ahead, including a
                   Thursday                          Burrito with cheese, lettuce/tomato, peas,                                                                 continued hospital stay, more medical tests, and a
      Poptart, cereal, orange, juice, milk          mandarin oranges, chocolate chip cookie,               On March 28, Danielle Patten, the 15-year-old
                                                                                                         daughter of Greg and Rashell Patten, was admit-        possible trip to Denver to visit with a specialist.
               –––––––––––––––                              milk-Roosevelt Cook-out                                                                                An account for Danielle Patten has been estab-
                    Friday                                            Friday                             ted to Wesley Medical Center with multiple
                                                                                                         symptoms, including a high fever and respiratory       lished at all Sunflower Bank locations.
  Breakfast pizza, mandarin oranges, juice,           Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy,                                                                       For more information contact Rhonda Klatt at
                     milk                           mixed vegetables, applesauce, roll, milk-            problems. Danielle was placed on a respirator and
                                                                                                         a feeding tube inserted while undergoing numer-        620-786-0594, or Erin Powers, NCRA office, at
               –––––––––––––––                                  Lincoln Cook-out                                                                                800-362-0499 or 620-793-3111, extension 10.
                                                                                                         ous tests to determine the cause of her illness. The

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 6        WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2007

 AREA BRIEFS                     Celebrating volunteerism
Scraps to host
coffee hour, ribbon-
cutting Thursday
  Scraps, a scrapbooking
enthusiasts’ store and coffee
shop, will host the next
Larned Area Chamber of
Commerce Coffee Hour, at
9:30 a.m. Thursday. There
will also be a ribbon-cutting
ceremony for the new busi-
ness, which opened April 3 in
the old Eggleston Building.
  The address is 418
Broadway.            Tayleene
VanNorden and her husband,
Dr. Mark VanNorden, are the
proprietors of Scraps.

Larned Pizza Hut to                                                                                                                                                                     MARCIA VOELKER/Great Bend Tribune

have fundraiser                  Left: St. Joseph Memorial Hospital held its annual recognition celebration April 23. Volunteers were honored for a combined total of 6,500 hours of service to
Friday for RFL                   the hospital and patients. Pictured, from left, back row: Mark Mingenback, Central Kansas Medical Center vice president, Professional Services; Gerthe Jensen,
                                 more than 300 hours of service; Betty Schartz; Helen Haberman, 2,500 hours-plus; Agnes Finger, 1,500-plus hours; and Sister Elizabeth Amman, vice president,
  The Larned Pizza Hut, on       Mission Integration. Front row, from left: Roberta Lane, 300-plus hours; Anne Graner, 2,500-plus hours; Marcia King, more than 3,500 hours; Virginia Best, 300-
West 14th Street, will have a    plus houirs; Pat Schartz, 1,500-plus hours; Jewel Schartz, 500-plus hours; Leisa Welsch, CAVS, director, Volunteer Services; Sheila Toon, St. Joseph Hospital
“fun”draiser night (actually     administrator; and Linda Befort, 300-plus hours.
all day) Friday. Twenty per-     Right: Marcia King, top volunteer, at left, with Leisa Welsch.
cent of all purchases made
Friday will be donated by the
                                 w PAWNEE COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING NOTES
store to the Pawnee County
American Cancer Society
Relay for Life 2007.             Commissioners approve St.
                                                                                                                   Federal government contractors
  You can call Robin
Diamond at 620-285-3878 for
more information.                Joseph Hospital tax-credit                                                       workshop set May 24 in Great Bend
                                                                                                                    A free workshop on conducting business           other federal agencies. Assistance will be pro-
Main Street                         quest for equipment                                                           with the federal government on procurement         vided to vendors wanting to register electroni-
Sterling Pots ‘n’                                                                                                 actions, hosted by Fort Larned National            cally on CCR.
                                        By TRIBUNE STAFF               way administrator, updated                 Historic Site of Larned, will be held Thursday,      A Dun and Bradstreet number is required
Pedals Festival set                                                    commissioners about his                    May 24, at the Front Door, 1615 10th St., Great    and can be obtained through CCR. Food and
                                    After listening to three           department’s       activities.             Bend.                                              drinks are not allowed in the workshop room.
for Saturday                     hospital officials, Pawnee            Changes in the department’s                  The sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon and           Prospective contractors must be registered in
                                 County commissioners on               five-year plan were dis-                   again from 1 to 4 p.m. Representatives from        CCR, <> in
   STERLING — Main               April 23 endorsed a tax cred-         cussed.                                    the National Park Service and Dennis               order to receive awards from federal agencies
Street Sterling’s Pots ’n’       it application for St. Joseph           Darold Bussard, court-                   Fitzgerald of Heartland Procurement Technical      and also be registered in ORCA,
Pedals Festival will take        Memorial       Hospital     of        house custodian, discussed                 Assistance Center of Missouri Southern    <> .
place Saturday, May 5. This      Larned, for a CT Scan                 fire extinguishers with the                University will demonstrate these procedures.      FedBizOpps,     
year’s festival will include     device. Commissioners also            commission. Clocks for the                      A representative of another government        <> provides the
the Pedal to the Metal Car       agreed to provide a letter of         courthouse were another                    agency, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, a        public access for notice of procurement actions
Show, city-wide garage sale,     support for the tax credit.           topic of discussion.                       unit of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will   exceeding $25,000 and links to the National
pedal tractor pull, Benton’s        Mark Mingenback, execu-              Mark Wagner, Noxious                     also be present. The topics discussed will be      Park Web site at, where
Greenhouse flower sale,          tive director of the Central          Weed/Emergency                             Central Contractor Registration and Online         the solicitations and any subsequent amend-
youth T-shirt painting and       Kansas        MedicalCenter           Preparedness director, dis-                Representations        and       Certifications    ments can be viewed and downloaded for the
Super Shopper Sweepstakes.       Foundation, Sheila Toon, St.          cussed with commissioners                  Application, Small Business Administration         contractor’s use.
   The Pedal to the Metal Car    Joseph Hospital administra-           an upcoming meeting about                  information, FedBizOpps, and using electronic        No more hard copies will be mailed or issued
Show will be held at the         tor, and Liz Trapp, radiology         possible future use of the                 commerce on the Internet to search for Federal     for procurement actions exceeding $25,000.
northwest corner of Sterling     manager at the Larned hos-            700 Megahertz frequency by                 Government procurement actions.                      Please plan to attend this informative work-
Lake. Check-in will be from      pital, spoke to commission-           emergency first responders.                   All interested vendors and contractors are      shop. If you have any questions please call
9 to 11 a.m. on May 5, and       ers.                                  The State of Kansas wants                  encouraged to attend in order to procure future    Sharyl Cyphers at 620-285-6911 or Linda
the show will run from 9            Leon Shearrer, sheriff, and        someone from Pawnee                        projects with the National Park Service or         Clarke at 402-437-5392 ext. 103.
a.m. to 3 p.m. Prizes will be    Scott King, undersheriff,             County to attend the meet-
awarded for People’s Choice      discussed possibly hiring of          ing, Wagner said Monday.
and Top 10.
   Interested entrants may
                                 a new jailer. Commissioners
                                 approved the hiring, at a
                                                                       Commissioners and Wagner
                                                                       also discussed geographic                                                    USD #495 MENU
bring their name, address,       starting wage of $11.43 per           information          systems.
car description, any special     hour.                                 Commissioners approved an                                    Breakfast                                 vegetable, salad bar, milk
needs, and $15 entry fee to         Denise Wood, Community             Internet connection for                                       Today                                             Thursday
the Main Street Sterling         Corrections/Juvenile Justice          Wagner’s cell phone for                              Donut, yogurt, fruit, milk                    Fiestada, vegetable, salad bar, milk
office in the First Group        Authority director, discussed         about $25 per month.                                         Thursday                                             Friday
Insurance building at 136 S.     a three-year comprehensive              Commissioners also dis-                       Pancake/sausage on a stick, fruit, milk          Corn dog, tater tots, vegetable, salad bar,
Broadway or register the day     plan for her departments,             cussed Camp Pawnee and                                        Friday                                               milk
of the show. Dash plaques        and commissioners “signed             signed a payroll change for                              Muffin, fruit, milk
will be given to the first 50    off” on it. They also signed a        Elaine Welch, effective Feb.                                  Lunch
entrants. Paddy’s Restaurant     JAIBG grant waiver.                   19, 2007, moving her to Step                                  Today                                   Read the Tribune
will provide lunch at the           Kurt Demel, county high-           Six.                                           Hot ham and cheese, scalloped potatoes,
   The citywide garage sale
will begin at 8 a.m. Maps
listing sale locations will be
available for pick-up at the
intersection of Broadway
                                                            10% OFF
                                                              ALL LIFT CHAIRS
and Monroe.                                                   Just in Time for Mother’s Day. For that
   The pedal tractor pull for                                special someone who needs that exra lift.
children ages 4 to 12 is
scheduled for 11 a.m. and                                   People Helping People

                                                                                              4010 10th St.
will be held to the east of                                                                     Great Bend
Broadway on Monroe.                                                                           620-793-7828
Registration is at 10:30 a.m.                                                            Toll Free 866-794-7828
                                                                                                                             Tell the world how great Mom is, with a loving Mother’s Day
There is a $1 entry fee for                                 Medical Park Home Equipment                                      message in the newspaper. Your Mother’s Day greeting will
each child. The tractor pull                                                                                                    appear in our Mother’s Day edition on Sunday, May 13!
is sponsored by Sterling
Farm Supply.
   Children ages 3 to 12 are
invited to paint T-shirts in
honor of National Historic
                                 LOWEST PRICE                     on Upper End
                                                                                                                             Your Name:
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Preservation Month at                                                                                                        Address:
Broadway and Monroe from                                          (in the canal)
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dick
Wellman’s CDs will also be                                        Hearing Aids!                                              City:                                            State:          Zip:
available for purchase at the
booth.                                                                               FREE                                    Mother’s Name:
   Benton’s Greenhouse will                                                                                                  Message (maximum 20 words):
hold a flower and plant sale
at Dysart Park throughout
the day beginning at 8 a.m.
   The     Super     Shopper
Sweepstakes invites cus-                                                                                                     Please mail entry form along with check or money order for inclusion to:
tomers to earn one entry in a                                                                                          Mother’s Day Messages, c/o Great Bend Tribune, PO Box 228, Great Bend, KS 67530
drawing for a gift basket for                                                                                             or email information including credit card number to
every $5 spent downtown on                                                                                                                           Deadline: May 10, 2007
                                    Mark Kind is at the                               May 10, 2007
the day of the festival. All       Alterra Sterling House                           Alterra Sterling House
receipts dated May 5 should       every second Thursday
                                                                                                                                                          EXAMPLE GREETINGS:
                                                                                      1206 Patton Road,
be brought to the Main                  of the month.                                     Great Bend                                    ,
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Street booth at Broadway                                                                                                                alw                      ONLY              friend a the best moth
                                                                                                                                you for for all your                                       nyo            er an
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tor, Main Street Sterling, at
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                     NFL Football                                                                                                 Prep Baseball

       Chiefs deal Sims to                                                Hoisington splits road twinbill with Lyons
       Bucs, release Hicks                                                        TRIBUNE SPORTS REPORT                    Deutsch doubled and tripled while scor- eight earned runs on 11 hits.
                                                                                                                           ing once and driving in a pair.                     With all the pop the Cardinals
                                                                            LYONS – The Hoisington Cardinal                Horesky crossed the plate three     Game 1       had in their bats in game one,
  KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)             the NFL for the first four games                                                       times with two RBIs.            Hoisington 19, game two the pop was gone.
— The Kansas City Chiefs trad-      next season, for two DUI con-         baseball team wasted all their offensive
                                                                          in the 19-8 game one win against Lyons             In addition to Horesky and        Lyons 8      Hoisington could muster only
ed defensive tackle Ryan Sims       victions, and the decision to                                                          Deutsch, Adam Demel went 4-                      three hits as they took an 11-0
to Tampa Bay and released           draft McBride — who can play          on Monday. Lyons earned a split for
                                                                          their home crowd with an 11-0 five-              for-4 with two doubles, three       Game 2       five-inning defeat.
defensive end Eric Hicks on         inside or outside — followed          inning shut out in the second affair.            runs scored and a RBI.             Lyons 11,        Hoisington starter Matt
Tuesday, three days after taking    the team’s vow after last season         Lyons jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead            Carl Hickel and Justin Hoisington 0 Engstrom blanked the Lions the
defensive lineman Claude            to start a youth movement.            in the first after two innings. The              Axman both dialed long dis-         (5 inn.)     first three innings before run-
“Turk” McBride in the second           Hicks ranks fifth in team his-     Cardinals took control the rest of the           tance with homeruns for the                      ning into trouble in the fourth.
round of the NFL draft.             tory with 44.5 sacks, with a          way, scoring 19 runs in the final five           Cardinals.                               Once Lyons started connecting with
  The Chiefs will get a future      career-best 14 sacks in 2000.         stanzas. Jacob Deutsch and Cameron                 Freshman Zach Higgins earned the Cardinal pitching, they did not stop
draft pick from the Buccaneers         He also ranks 12th in tackling     Horesky each went 4-for-5 at the plate.          win as he went the distance, giving up until 11 runs had scored in the stanza.
in exchange for Sims, who has       with 574 — including 284 solo
been an overweight, often-          stops — with a single-season
injured disappointment since        best of 118 tackles in 2003.                                                                   NBA Playoffs
they took him in the first round       Hicks and his wife, Erica,
of the 2002 draft.                  have been especially active in

                                                                                                 Stayin’ alive
  In five seasons, the 6-foot-4,    charity work in the Kansas City
315-pound Sims appeared in 59       area, founding the Hicks for
games with 36 starts. Over that     Hearts Foundation in 2001 to
span, he had 149 tackles — 79       assist families of children with
unassisted — with five sacks,       congenital heart defects.
one interception, one forced           Their daughter, Shayla, was
fumble and one fumble recov-        born in 1999 with a heart condi-
ery.                                tion that required several opera-
  Hicks, who made the Chiefs’       tions.                                 Toronto has to fend
roster as an undrafted free agent      ““Eric has been an excellent
out of Maryland in 1998, has        football player for the Kansas        off frantic New Jersey
appeared in 128 games with 104      City Chiefs and a superb repre-
starts over nine seasons.           sentative of this organization in      comeback to extend
  He became a full-time starter
in 1999, when he appeared in all
                                    the community these past nine
                                    years,” Chiefs president and
16 games for Kansas City, but       general manager Carl Peterson
has seen his role diminish in       said in a statement announcing           TORONTO (AP) -- It looked like a
recent years with the emergence     Hicks’ release. “Eric is one of       laugher. It turned into a nail-biter.
of Jared Allen and Tamba Hali.      the best college free agents that        Jose Calderon scored a career-high
  Allen has been suspended by       we have signed since 89.”             25 points and Andrea Bargnani added
                                                                          18 as the Toronto Raptors rebounded
                                                                          from two double-digit losses to stave
                        Prep Golf                                         off elimination and beat the New Jersey
                                                                          Nets 98-96 on Tuesday night.
Smith leads Claf lin to title                                                "It took everything and it took every-
                                                                          body," Raptors coach Sam Mitchell
                                                                          said. "They didn't go away quietly."
  TRIBUNE SPORTS REPORT             as Nathan Willis shot an 87 to           Game 6 in the first-round series is
                                    take eighth and Dylan Demel           Friday night in New Jersey.
  CLAFLIN – Preson Smith            also fired an 87 to finish 10th.         Toronto point guards T.J. Ford and
shot a 77 to win individual           Quivira Heights had three           Calderon were both hurt in Tuesday's
medalists honors and lead           golfers finish in the top 10, led     game and the extent of the injuries was-
Claflin to the overall team title   by Sam Swain, who finished            n't known.
in its home invitational on         sixth with an 86. Teammate                The Raptors led by as many as 17
Monday.                             Isaac White was seventh with          points in the second half but the Nets
  Smith won the tournament by       an 86. Jacob Behnke shot an 87        got within one in the final minute when
two      strokes.    Teammate       to take ninth.                        Calderon rolled his ankle and lost the
Remington Miller shot an 82 to        Also competing for Quivira          ball to Jason Kidd. Vince Carter then
take third as the Wildcats fin-     Heights were Kyle Montoya             hit a 3-pointer to make it 95-94 with
ished with a score of 343.          (88) and Jared Behnke (92).           27.6 seconds remaining.
Quivira Heights was four shots      Others       competing         for       Two free throws by Toronto's Chris
behind for second and               Hoisington included Trace             Bosh and a putback from Mikki Moore
Hoisington tallied a 353 to take    Hughes (94), Derrick Bartonek         of the Nets made it 97-96. Bosh was
third.                              (101) and Kody Cook (102).            fouled again but made just one of two,
  Kolten Cook led the               Others competing for Claflin
                                    included Danton Hilton (89),          giving the Nets a chance to tie or go for
Cardinals as he shot an 85 to                                             the win. Carter drove to the basket but
take fifth place. Two other         Shawn Doyle (95), Ryan Doyle
                                    (100) and Trey Holliday (107).        Juan Dixon's defense forced him to
Cardinals finished in the top 10
                                                                          give up the ball and Bostjan Nachbar's
                                                                          3-pointer bounced off the rim as time
              Prep Track & Field                                          expired.
                                                                             "We give them credit, they deserved
                                                                          to win," Nets coach Lawrence Frank
Hoffman sets school record                                                said. "Now we have to go home and
                                                                          defend our turf."
                                                                             The Raptors said Calderon may have
  TRIBUNE SPORTS REPORT             Hickel ran the 200 meter dash in      sprained an ankle and he was to under-
                                    23.75, good enough for second         go tests.
  INMAN – Lance Hoffman             place.                                   Ford left the game shortly after col-
set a new school record by win-       The girls finished fifth with       liding with Carter with less than 30 sec-
ning the javelin throw for          53 points just six points away
Claflin at the Inman Invitational                                         onds to play in the first quarter. Ford,
                                    from a medal position.
on Monday. Hoffman launched         Moundridge won the event with         who suffered what team officials called
the javelin 176 feet, eight inch-   107 points, closely followed by       a "stinger," was taken to a hospital for
es, 26 feet farther than the next   Bennington with 104. Wichita          tests. He returned to the arena and was
competitor.                         Homeschool took third with 59         sitting on the bench late in the fourth
  Hoffman also showed his           points and Hutchinson Trinity         quarter. Tests showed no serious prob-
speed for the Wildcats as a         rounded out the top four with a       lems but Ford still complained of sore-
member of the 4x400 relay           score of 57.                          ness after the game.
team and the 4x100 relay which        Claflin’s top finish came in           Starting for the first time in the series,
both took first place. Adam         the 4x100 relay. Natalie Zink,        Bargnani scored Toronto's first seven
Hickel, Grant Miller and Tanner     Kelsey Strube, Christen Leiker        points of the game. He made all six of
Klug joined Hoffman to take the     and Megan Kirmer combined to          his field goal attempts and all three of
gold in the 4x400 relay in a time   post a time of 53.89, placing         his free throws in the first half.
                                                                             Anthony Parker scored 18 points and                                                                                       AP photo
of 3:39.99. Klug, Hoffman,          them second.
Hickel and Travis Liebl stood         Zink followed up her second         Morris Peterson added 17 for Toronto.
atop the podium in the 4x100        in the 4x100 relay with a pair of        Plagued by foul trouble, Bosh strug-         Toronto Raptors' Jose Calderon (8) and Andrea Bargnani pressure New Jersey Nets
relay in a time 45.12 seconds.      third place finishes in the sprint-   gled again, scoring 11 points on 3-for-         Jason Kidd, right, during first round basketball playoff action in Toronto, Tuesday.
  As a team the boys finished       ing events. In the 100 meter          11 shooting.                                    Toronto took home the victory 98-96 in game five. The Raptors tough defense helped
third with 67 points, behind        dash she finished in 13.56 sec-          Carter scored 30 points for the Nets,        fend off a frantic comeback by the Nets in the fourth quarter. With the win, Toronto
Bennington with 89 points and       onds and ran a 28.70 in the 200.      who also got 23 points from Richard             puts the pressure back on the underdog Nets to finish the series out at home in New
Sterling with 151 points.             Kristin Wirth grabbed a             Jefferson and 11 points and 10 assists          Jersey Friday.
  Hickel and Miller each            bronze in the 300 hurdles in a        from Kidd.
grabbed a of sliver medal.          time of 57.73 and Leiker took
Miller took second in the 300       third in the long jump with a
hurdles in a time of 43.64, while   leap of 15-1 1/4.                                                                               Prep Tennis
Tuesday’s games postponed                                                 Ellinwood, Hoisington finish in top five of league meet
  TRIBUNE SPORTS REPORT             tively been rescheduled for                   TRIBUNE SPORTS REPORT                    Collegiate. In the false double elimina-      Both Hoisington’s Lee Goetz and
                                    noon today. The location of                                                            tion tournament Ochs lost his first        Ellinwood’s Ethan Thomas lost their
  Tuesday’s rainfall forced         the doubleheader could be               WICHITA – The Ellinwood boys                   match before winning his final two.        first match. After the loss both won
the postponement of several         switched to Dodge City, pend-         tennis team took fourth with 46 points,            Filling in for Zane Ochs in No. 1        their second match to set up an all
area sporting events.               ing on the condition of the           just one point ahead of Hoisington at            doubles, Ryan Hoffman joined Turner        Golden Belt battle for fifth place.
  Among those events post-          baseball fields.                      the MCAA League tennis meet at                   Polzin for a third place finish. Hoffman   Thomas would win the epic battle, 9-8
poned were the Great Bend-             Further information on             Wichita Collegiate on Monday.                    and Polzin lost in the second round of     (7-2).
Dodge City baseball double-         today’s twinbill will be avail-         Eric Degenhardt of Ellinwood                   the winner’s bracket to the eventual          In No.2 doubles Hoisington’s pair of
header, the Claflin home            able on the USD 428 station,          opened his afternoon in No. 1 singles            championship from Collegiate. After        Neal Ochs and Brad Harting took third
boys’ tennis meet along with        channel 21.                           with a pair of wins before falling in the        the loss, Hoisington’s duo rebounded       place after outlasting Smoky Valley’s
the Larned-Russell baseball            The Panthers are also              championship game to Dippel from                 for a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Sterling’s     team 5-7, 7-5 and 6-2. Ellinwood’s duo
and softball twinbills.             scheduled to host a make-up           Smoky Valley 3-6, 6-2 and 6-2.                   team.                                      of Corey Detter and Aaron Koetter lost
  The Great Bend-Dodge City         doubleheader with Wichita               Zane Ochs left doubles action for                Ellinwood’s team of Jacob Roth and       their opening match before cruising to
baseball games have tenta-          West at 4 p.m. on Friday.             No. 1 singles and placed fifth at                Ross McGuire placed sixth.                 their final two victories 9-1 and 9-4.

                              His first turkey                                                                                                                              SCOREBOARD
                                                                                                                                                                         DeJesus, Kansas City, 33; ARodriguez, New York, 33;         Phoenix leads series 3-1
                                                                                                                        Television                                       Jeter, New York, 32; Mauer, Minnesota, 31;
                                                                                                                                                                         MOrdonez, Detroit, 31.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Wednesday, May 2: L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Friday, May 4: Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, TBD, if neces-
                                                                                                                                                                         DOUBLES—MOrdonez, Detroit, 13; THunter,                     sary
                                                                                                                           WEDNESDAY’S SCHEDULE                          Minnesota, 13; Granderson, Detroit, 10; AHill, Toronto,     Sunday, May 6: L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, TBD, if nec-
                                                                                                                                                                         9; Mauer, Minnesota, 9; VWells, Toronto, 9; OCabrera,       essary
                                                                                                                                     BASEBALL                            Los Angeles, 9; GAnderson, Los Angeles, 9.                             SAN ANTONIO VS. DENVER
                                                                                                               ESPN- Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves from        TRIPLES—TPena, Kansas City, 4; Buck, Oakland, 2;            Sunday, April 22: Denver 95, San Antonio 89
                                                                                                               Turner Field (Live), 6:30 p.m.                            Granderson, Detroit, 2; Kotchman, Los Angeles, 2;           Wednesday, April 25: San Antonio 97, Denver 88
                                                                                                               FOXSM- Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City Royals           Crisp, Boston, 2; Blalock, Texas, 2; Punto, Minnesota,      Saturday, April 28: San Antonio 96, Denver 91
                                                                                                               from Kauffman Stadium (Live), 7 p.m.                      2; ISuzuki, Seattle, 2; Cora, Boston, 2; Catalanotto,       Monday, April 30: San Antonio 96, Denver 89, San
                                                                                                                                   BASKETBALL                            Texas, 2.                                                   Antonio leads series 3-1
                                                                                                               NBA                                                       HOME RUNS—ARodriguez, New York, 14; Kinsler,                Wednesday, May 2: Denver at San Antonio, 7 p.m.
                                                                                                               TNT- NBA Basketball Playoffs - Denver Nuggets at          Texas, 9; DOrtiz, Boston, 7; VGuerrero, Los Angeles,        Friday, May 4: San Antonio at Denver, TBD, if neces-
                                                                                                               San Antonio Spurs(Live),                                  7; Sosa, Texas, 7; Morneau, Minnesota, 6.                   sary
                                                                                                               6 p.m.                                                    STOLEN BASES—Lofton, Texas, 11; Sizemore,                   Sunday, May 6: Denver at San Antonio, TBD, if nec-
                                                                                                               TNT- NBA Basketball Playoffs - Los Angeles Lakers at      Cleveland, 8; BRoberts, Baltimore, 8; JLugo, Boston,        essary
                                                                                                               Phoenix Suns (Live), 8:30 p.m.                            8; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 7; Matthews, Los Angeles, 6.                        UTAH VS. HOUSTON
                                                                                                                                      BOWLING                            PITCHING (4 Decisions)—Beckett, Boston, 5-0,                Saturday, April 21: Houston 84, Utah 75
                                                                                                               ESPN2- 2007 USBC Queen’s from Charlotte, N.C.             1.000, 2.48; Halladay, Toronto, 4-0, 1.000, 2.28;           Monday, April 23: Houston 98, Utah 90
                                                                                                               (Live), 6 p.m.                                            Tejeda, Texas, 3-1, .750, 3.82; ROrtiz, Minnesota, 3-1,     Thursday, April 26: Utah 81, Houston 67
                                                                                                                                       BOXING                            .750, 2.57; Schilling, Boston, 3-1, .750, 3.27; Lackey,     Saturday, April 28: Utah 98, Houston 85
                                                                                                               Professional                                              Los Angeles, 4-2, .667, 2.19; Matsuzaka, Boston, 3-2,       Monday, April 30: Houston 96, Utah 92, Houston
                                                                                                               FOXSM- FSN Presents: Nothin’ but Knockouts,               .600, 4.36; Haren, Oakland, 3-2, .600, 1.60; Bedard,        leads series 3-2
                                                                                                               3:30 p.m.                                                 Baltimore, 3-2, .600, 6.09; JoSantana, Minnesota, 3-
                                                                                                               ESPN2- 1995 IBC Heavyweight Title Lennox Lewis vs                                                                     Thursday, May 3: Houston at Utah, 8 or 9 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                         2, .600, 3.60.                                              Saturday, May 5: Utah at Houston, TBD, if necessary
                                                                                                               Tommy Morrison from Atlantic City, NJ, 7:30 p.m.          STRIKEOUTS—JoSantana, Minnesota, 45; Bedard,
                                                                                                               ESPN2- Yory Boy Campas vs Eromosele Albert from                                                                                         NHL PLAYOFFS
                                                                                                                                                                         Baltimore, 42; Matsuzaka, Boston, 38; Shields, Tampa                   CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
                                                                                                               Miami, Fla. (Live), 8 p.m.                                Bay, 37; DCabrera, Baltimore, 36; Lackey, Los
                                                                                                               Amateur                                                   Angeles, 35; Sabathia, Cleveland, 35.
                                                                                                               ESPN- United States vs United Kingdom from
                                                                                                               Newcastle, England, Noon.
                                                                                                                                  MARTIAL ARTS
                                                                                                                                                                         SAVES—FrRodriguez, Los Angeles, 9; Borowski,
                                                                                                                                                                         Cleveland, 9; Reyes, Tampa Bay, 9; Papelbon, Boston,
                                                                                                                                                                         8; Jenks, Chicago, 8; TJones, Detroit, 8; Ray,
                                                                                                               FOXSM- International Fight League Lions vs                Baltimore, 7; Nathan, Minnesota, 7.
                                                                                                               Silverbacks (Replay), 4 p.m.                                                                                                               (BEST-OF-7)
                                                                                                                                                                                          NATIONAL LEAGUE
                                                                                                               ESPN2- K-1 from Saitama, Japan (Taped), 10 p.m.           BATTING—DeLee, Chicago, .392; Holliday, Colorado,
                                                                                                               ESPN2- K-1 from Las Vegas (Taped), 10:30 p.m.                                                                                       EASTERN CONFERENCE
                                                                                                                                                                         .385; Helton, Colorado, .384; Rowand, Philadelphia,
                                                                                                                                      SOCCER                                                                                                BUFFALO VS. NEW YORK RANGERS
                                                                                                                                                                         .378; HaRamirez, Florida, .364; MiCabrera, Florida,
                                                                                                               UEFA Soccer                                                                                                           Wednesday, April 25: Buffalo 5, N.Y. Rangers 2
                                                                                                                                                                         .360; JBReyes, New York, .356; Beltran, New York,
                                                                                                               ESPN2- Semifinal #2 Manchester United Red Devils                                                                      Friday, April 27: Buffalo 3, N.Y. Rangers 2
                                                                                                                                                                         .356; Bonds, San Francisco, .356.
                                                                                                               vs Milan AC from Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Live),                                                                       Sunday, April 29: N.Y. Rangers 2, Buffalo 1, 2OT
                                                                                                                                                                         RUNS—HaRamirez, Florida, 26; JBReyes, New York,
                                                                                                               1:30 p.m.                                                                                                             Tuesday, May 1: N.Y. Rangers 2, Buffalo 1, series tied
                                                                                                                                                                         26; Rollins, Philadelphia, 26; Johnson, Atlanta, 24;
                                                                                                                                                                         CJones, Atlanta, 22; Pierre, Los Angeles, 21; DeLee,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Friday, May 4: N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                          Baseball                                       Chicago, 20.
                                                                                                                                                                         RBI—Francoeur, Atlanta, 25; AGonzalez, San Diego,
                                                                                                                                                                         25; Beltran, New York, 23; CaLee, Houston, 22; Utley,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sunday, May 6: Buffalo at N.Y. Rangers, 1 p.m., if nec-
                                                                                                                                                                         Philadelphia, 21; OHudson, Arizona, 21; Holliday,           Tuesday, May 8: N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo, 6 p.m., if nec-
                                                                                        COURTESY PHOTO                           MLB BASEBALL                                                                                        essary
                                                                                                                                                                         Colorado, 19; MiCabrera, Florida, 19; Garciaparra,
                                                                                                                                                                         Los Angeles, 19; AJones, Atlanta, 19.                                    NEW JERSEY VS. OTTAWA
                                                                                                                              AMERICAN LEAGUE                                                                                        Thursday, April 26: Ottawa 5, New Jersey 4
   Dyaln Frank, a 10-year old resident of Great Bend, took his first turkey last Saturday morn-                                  East Division
                                                                                                                                                                         HITS—Holliday, Colorado, 42; DeLee, Chicago, 38;
                                                                                                                                                                         JBReyes, New York, 37; OHudson, Arizona, 37;                Saturday, April 28: New Jersey 3, Ottawa 2, 2OT
   ing in Edwards county. Frank used a 20 gauge with one clean shot to take down the 20 lb                                      W       L        Pct         GB          Beltran, New York, 36; Renteria, Atlanta, 35;               Monday, April 30: Ottawa 2, New Jersey 0, Ottawa
                                                                                                               Boston           16      9        .640        —           AGonzalez, San Diego, 34; Rowand, Philadelphia, 34.         leads series 2-1
   "Jake" from about 14 feet.                                                                                  Toronto          13      12       .520        3 1/2       DOUBLES—DeLee, Chicago, 14; Utley, Philadelphia,            Wednesday, May 2: New Jersey at Ottawa, 6 p.m.
                                                                                                               Baltimore        12      15       .444        5 1/2       13; KGreene, San Diego, 11; Church, Washington, 10;         Saturday, May 5: Ottawa at New Jersey,
                                                                                                               Tampa Bay        11      15       .423        6           Holliday, Colorado, 10; JBautista, Pittsburgh, 10.          7 p.m.
                                                                                                               New York         9       14       .391        6 1/2       TRIPLES—JBReyes, New York, 5; Weeks,                        Monday, May 7: New Jersey at Ottawa,
                                                                                                                                Central Division                         Milwaukee, 3; Amezaga, Florida, 3; DRoberts, San            6 p.m., if necessary
                                                                                                                                W       L        Pct         GB          Francisco, 3.                                               Wednesday, May 9: Ottawa at New Jersey, 6 p.m., if
                                                                                                               Cleveland        14      8        .636        —           HOME RUNS—Rollins, Philadelphia, 9; CJones,                 necessary

                                    SPORTS             BRIEFS                                                  Detroit
                                                                                                                                                             2 1/2
                                                                                                                                                                         Atlanta, 8; Bonds, San Francisco, 8; MiCabrera,
                                                                                                                                                                         Florida, 7; AGonzalez, San Diego, 7.
                                                                                                                                                                         STOLEN BASES—JBReyes, New York, 17; Pierre,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   WESTERN CONFERENCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DETROIT VS. SAN JOSE
                                                                                                               Kansas City      8       18       .308        8           Los Angeles, 12; Victorino, Philadelphia, 7; DRoberts,      Thursday, April 26: San Jose 2, Detroit 0
                                                                                                                                 West Division                           San Francisco, 7; HaRamirez, Florida, 6; Taveras,           Saturday, April 28: Detroit 3, San Jose 2
American Legion baseball meeting scheduled                                                                     Los Angeles
                                                                                                                                                                         Colorado, 6; Byrnes, Arizona, 6; Rollins, Philadelphia,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Monday, April 30: San Jose 2, Detroit 1, San Jose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     leads series 2-1
                                                                                                               Seattle          10      10       .500        2           PITCHING (4 Decisions)—Maine, New York, 4-0,                Wednesday, May 2: Detroit at San Jose,
                                                                                                               Oakland          13      13       .500        2           1.000, 1.35; Capuano, Milwaukee, 4-0, 1.000, 3.21;          9 p.m.
  The American Legion Argonne Post 180 baseball organization will hold an informational meet-                  Texas            10      15       .400        4 1/2       Harang, Cincinnati, 4-0, 1.000, 4.23; Willis, Florida, 5-   Saturday, May 5: San Jose at Detroit,
ing at 7 p.m. on Sunday in the American Legion Hall, located at 1011 Kansas Ave.                                                MONDAY’S GAMES
                                                                                                                                                                         1, .833, 5.35; 12 are tied with 750.                        1 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                         STRIKEOUTS—Peavy, San Diego, 46; Hamels,                    Monday, May 7: Detroit at San Jose, TBD, if necessary
  Meeting topics will include fund raising, schedules and other matters for the upcoming 2007                  Detroit 8, Baltimore 4                                    Philadelphia, 37; Webb, Arizona, 36; Harang,                Wednesday, May 9: San Jose at Detroit, TBD, if nec-
season. All parents and others interested in American Legion baseball are invited to attend.                   Toronto 6, Texas 1
                                                                                                               L.A. Angels 3, Kansas City 1
                                                                                                                                                                         Cincinnati, 36; Wolf, Los Angeles, 36; Lilly, Chicago,      essary
                                                                                                                                                                         33; THudson, Atlanta, 32.                                                ANAHEIM VS. VANCOUVER
  For more information or questions, contact J.D. Rein at 792-9765 or Steve Sell at 792-5111.                                   TUESDAY’S GAMES                          SAVES—Valverde,          Arizona,     10; FCordero,         Wednesday, April 25: Anaheim 5, Vancouver 1
                                                                                                               Oakland 5, Boston 4                                       Milwaukee, 10; STorres, Pittsburgh, 8; Saito, Los           Friday, April 27: Vancouver 2, Anaheim 1, 2OT
                                                                                                               Detroit 5, Baltimore 4                                    Angeles, 7; Benitez, San Francisco, 7; Isringhausen,        Sunday, April 29: Anaheim 3, Vancouver 2, Anaheim
                                                                                                               Minnesota 9, Tampa Bay 1

Baseball hits Ice Age during April
                                                                                                                                                                         St. Louis, 6; Wickman, Atlanta, 6.                          leads series 2-1
                                                                                                               Toronto at Cleveland, late                                                   NBA PLAYOFFS                             Tuesday, May 1: Anaheim at Vancouver, late
                                                                                                               N.Y. Yankees at Texas, late                                                   FIRST ROUND                             Thursday, May 3: Vancouver at Anaheim, 8 p.m.
                                                                                                               L.A. Angels at Kansas City, late                                                                                      Sunday, May 6: Anaheim at Vancouver,
                                                                                                               Chicago White Sox at Seattle, late
                                                                                                                              WEDNESDAY’S GAMES
                                                                                                               Baltimore (Trachsel 1-2) at Detroit (Robertson 2-1),
                                                                                                                                                                                 Basketball                                          7 p.m., if necessary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tuesday, May 8: Vancouver at Anaheim, TBD, if nec-
       By RONALD BLUM                                                                                          12:05 p.m.                                                                     (BEST OF 7)                                GREAT BEND RECREATION COMMISSION
                                                                                                               Chicago White Sox (Danks 0-3) at Seattle (Batista 2-                                                                              SPRING LEAGUE STANDINGS
         AP Baseball Writer                                                                                    2), 2:35 p.m.                                                           EASTERN CONFERENCE
                                                                                                               Oakland (Gaudin 1-1) at Boston (Beckett 5-0), 6:05                       DETROIT VS. ORLANDO

  Ryan Howard had just three
homers, Carlos Delgado only
                                                                                                               Toronto (Zambrano 0-1) at Cleveland (Westbrook 1-
                                                                                                               2), 6:05 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                         Saturday, April 21: Detroit 100, Orlando 92
                                                                                                                                                                         Monday, April 23: Detroit 98, Orlando 90
                                                                                                                                                                         Thursday, April 26: Detroit 93, Orlando 77
                                                                                                               Minnesota (Bonser 0-1) at Tampa Bay (Seo 1-2), 6:10
                                                                                                                                                                         Saturday, April 28: Detroit 97, Orlando 93, Detroit wins
one and Alfonso Soriano none                                                                                   p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                         series 4-0                                                                      SOCCER
                                                                                                               N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 1-1) at Texas (Tejeda 3-1), 7:05
at all: Hitters were stuck in an                                                                               p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                   CLEVELAND VS. WASHINGTON
                                                                                                                                                                         Sunday, April 22: Cleveland 97, Washington 82
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Youth 3rd & 4th grade Girls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  W-L           Pct.
April ice age, with home runs                                                                                  L.A. Angels (E.Santana 2-3) at Kansas City (De La
                                                                                                               Rosa 2-2), 7:10 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                         Wednesday, April 25: Cleveland 109, Washington 102          Kewl Kats    4-1           0.800
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jets         3-2           0.600
and scoring in the major                                                                                                       THURSDAY’S GAMES
                                                                                                                                                                         Saturday, April 28: Cleveland 98, Washington 92
                                                                                                                                                                         Monday, April 30: Cleveland 97, Washington 90,              Barton       3-2           0.600
leagues dropping to their lowest                                                                               L.A. Angels at Kansas City, 1:10 p.m.
                                                                                                               Seattle at Boston, 6:05 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                         Cleveland wins series 4-0                                   Thunder      2-3           0.400
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Wild Cats    2-3           0.400
levels since 1993.                                                                                             Toronto at Cleveland, 6:05 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                     TORONTO VS. NEW JERSEY
                                                                                                                                                                         Saturday, April 21: New Jersey 96, Toronto 91               Wizards      1-4           0.200
                                                                                                               Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m.
  Home runs fell 20 percent,                                                                                   N.Y. Yankees at Texas, 7:05 p.m.                          Tuesday, April 24: Toronto 89, New Jersey 83                            Youth 5th & 6th grade Girls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  W-L           Pct.
from an average of 2.31 to 1.84                                                                                                                                          Friday, April 27: New Jersey 102, Toronto 89
                                                                                                                                                                         Sunday, April 29: New Jersey 102, Toronto 81
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Chamillions 4-1            0.800
                                                                                                                             NATIONAL LEAGUE
per game, according to the Elias                                                                                                East Division                            Tuesday, May 1: Toronto 98, New Jersey 96, New
                                                                                                                                                                         Jersey leads series 3-2
Sports Bureau. The average had                                                                                                 W       L        Pct          GB
                                                                                                                                                                         Friday, May 4: Toronto at New Jersey, TBD, if neces-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bobby Jacks 2-3            0.400
                                                                                                               Atlanta         16      9        .640         —                                                                       Madrid       1-5           0.167
not been that low at the end of                                                                                New York        15      10       .600         1           sary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Youth 3rd & 4th grade Boys
                                                                                                                                                                         Sunday, May 6: New Jersey at Toronto, TBD, if neces-
April since 1993’s 1.58.                                                                                       Florida         13      13       .500         3 1/2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  W-L           Pct.
                                                                                                               Philadelphia    11      14       .440         5                                                                       Longhorns 4-1              0.800
  A huge cold front left hitters                                                                               Washington      9       17       .346         7 1/2                        MIAMI VS. CHICAGO                          The Crew     4-1           0.800
                                                                                                                                                                         Saturday, April 21: Chicago 96, Miami 91
feeling frozen.                                                                                                                Central Division
                                                                                                                               W       L        Pct          GB          Tuesday, April 24: Chicago 107, Miami 89
  “Being cold, it’s tough to get                                                                               Milwaukee       16      9        .640         —           Friday, April 27: Chicago 104, Miami 96                     Mad Dogs     1-4           0.200
                                                                                                                                                                         Sunday, April 29: Chicago 92, Miami 79, Chicago wins
warmed up. Sometimes, it’s the                                                                                 Pittsburgh
                                                                                                                                                             3 1/2
                                                                                                                                                             4           series 4-0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Youth 5th & 6th grade Boys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  W-L           Pct.
windy days, the wind blowing                                                                                   Chicago         10      14       .417         5 1/2                                                                   Friends      5-0           1.000
                                                                                                               Houston         10      14       .417         5 1/2                     WESTERN CONFERENCE                            Barcelona    4-1           0.800
in your eyes, and different kind                                                                               St. Louis       10      14       .417         5 1/2                  DALLAS VS. GOLDEN STATE                          Xtreme       3-2           0.600
of stuff,” Howard said. “I’ve                                                                                                   West Division                            Sunday, April 22: Golden State 97, Dallas 85                GB Spirit    2-3           0.400
                                                                                                                               W       L        Pct          GB          Wednesday, April 25: Dallas 112, Golden State 99            The Bears    1-4           0.200
never been a quick starter.”                                                                                   Arizona         16      11       .593         —           Friday, April 27: Golden State 109, Dallas 91               Cobras       0-5           0.000
  Scoring dropped 8 percent,                                                                                   Los Angeles     15      11       .577         1/2         Sunday, April 29: Golden State 103, Dallas 99,
                                                                                                                                                                         Golden State leads series 3-1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Youth Middle School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  W-L           Pct.
                                                                                                               San Francisco   13      11       .542         1 1/2
from 9.86 to 9.08 runs per                                                                                     San Diego       13      13       .500         2 1/2       Tuesday, May 1, Golden State at Dallas, late                Bulldogs     5-0           1.000
game, the lowest since the 1993                                                                                Colorado        10      16       .385         5 1/2       Thursday, May 3, Dallas at Golden State, 9:30 p.m., if
rate of 1.58. The batting aver-                                                                                                 MONDAY’S GAMES                           Saturday, May 5, Golden State at Dallas, TBD, if nec-       Gunners      3-2           0.600
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pumas        2-3           0.400
age fell from .265 to .256 and                                                                                 Atlanta 5, Philadelphia 2
                                                                                                               Pittsburgh 3, Chicago Cubs 2
                                                                                                                                                                                      PHOENIX VS. L.A. LAKERS                        Italy        1-4           0.200
                                                                                                    AP photo
the ERA fell from 4.62 to 4.12.                                                                                Milwaukee 7, St. Louis 1                                  Sunday, April 22: Phoenix 95, L.A. Lakers 87                Rapids       0-5           0.000
                                                                                                               Florida 9, N.Y. Mets 6                                    Tuesday, April 24: Phoenix 126, L.A. Lakers 98
  Looking for a cause? The                                                                                     Washington 3, San Diego 2                                 Thursday, April 26: L.A. Lakers 95, Phoenix 89
average temperature was below Ryan Howard, last year’s NL MVP, has hit just three home runs                    Arizona 9, L.A. Dodgers 1                                 Sunday, April 29: Phoenix 113, L.A. Lakers 100,
normal for long stretches in so far going into Tuesday night’s game. The Philadelphia                          San Francisco 9, Colorado 5
                                                                                                                                TUESDAY’S GAMES
Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Phillies’ slugger is part of downward trend in homers during
                                                                                                               Florida 5, N.Y. Mets 2
Cleveland, Detroit, New York, the first month of the season.                                                   Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, late                                       Walter Scott’s
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St.                                                                                  Philadelphia at Atlanta, late

Louis and Washington, accord- Sanchez, and it didn’t take tion that manager Joe Torre’s
                                                                                                               Cincinnati at Houston, late                                                                                                                               ®
                                                                                                               St. Louis at Milwaukee, late
ing to the                                                 place     until job may be in jeopardy, and         Washington at San Diego, late

                            April Statistics               Sept. 6 — the while George Steinbrenner             Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, late

National                                                                                                       Colorado at San Francisco, late
Climatic Data NEW YORK (AP) — Major league sta- first in the backed him Monday, the owner                                    WEDNESDAY’S GAMES

                 in tistics through April 30 in 2007 and major leagues also said his $195 million
                                                                                                               Chicago Cubs (Marquis 3-1) at Pittsburgh (Snell 2-1),
Center                                                                                                         11:35 a.m.
A s h e v i l l e , 2006, as compiled by the Elias Sports since Randy team’s start was “clearly not            St. Louis (Reyes 0-4) at Milwaukee (Capuano 4-0),

N.C.                Bureau:                                Johnson’s per- acceptable.”                         12:05 p.m.
                                                                                                               Florida (A.Sanchez 2-0) at N.Y. Mets (O.Perez 2-2),
  C l e v e l a n d Games                 2007     2006    fect game in      In      Boston,       Daisuke     12:10 p.m.
                                                                                                               Arizona (Davis 2-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Hendrickson 1-
had            six Batting average
                                          370      366     May 2004.       Matsuzaka was overwhelming          0), 2:10 p.m.
                                          .256     .265      “Maybe all at times, wild at others, going 3-     Philadelphia (Garcia 1-1) at Atlanta (James 3-2), 6:35                                                                  What was Anna
straight days At-Bats                     25,453   24,887                                                      p.m.
of snow, with Runs                        3,360    3,609
                                                           the pitching’s 2 with a 4.36 ERA in his first       Cincinnati (Lohse 1-1) at Houston (Oswalt 3-2), 7:05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Nicole Smith's height
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and weight at the time
temperatures Runs per game                9.06     9.86    caught up to month in the majors. Tim               p.m.
                                                                                                               Washington (Chico 2-2) at San Diego (Hensley 1-3),                                                                      of her tragic death?
10-to-20            Hits                  6,526    6,583   the hitting,” Hudson was sharp for the              9:05 p.m.

degrees below       Doubles               1,400    1,320   Oakland desig- Atlanta Braves: He’s 3-0 with a      Colorado (Francis 1-3) at San Francisco (Zito 2-3),
                                                                                                               9:15 p.m.
normal. The Triples runs                  129      136     nated    hitter 1.40 ERA in six starts.                             THURSDAY’S GAMES
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Anna Nicole Smith
                    Home                  681      845     Mike Piazza       Then there was the unusual.       Cincinnati at Houston, 7:05 p.m.
Indians had an HR per game                1.84     2.31                                                        Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 7:05 p.m.
entire four- RBIs                                          said with a Colorado rookie shortstop Troy          N.Y. Mets at Arizona, 8:40 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                             Q. Who will replace Bob Barker when he retires from
                                          3,197    3,422                                                       Philadelphia at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.
game series Stolen bases                  423      428     chuckle.        Tulowitzki accomplished one
against Seattle Walks                     2,609    2,540     Still, some of baseball’s rarities Sunday:                        MLB LEADERS
                                                                                                                         BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                                                                                                                                                                             The Price is Right next month?
wiped         out, Strikeouts             4,888    4,646   sluggers have the 13th unassisted triple play
among           22 ERA
                                                           defied      the in major league history.
                                                                             “The season isn’t made in
                                                                                                                                AMERICAN LEAGUE
                                                                                                               BATTING—Mauer, Minnesota, .369; VGuerrero, Los                                Q.  Is it true that Elton John's song “Empty Garden” was
postpone-                                                  trend.     The                                      Angeles, .366; Upton, Tampa Bay, .365; Polanco,                               written in John Lennon's honor?

                                                                                                               Detroit, .356; ARodriguez, New York, .355; MOrdonez,
ments in the                                               Yankees’ Alex one month, especially the first       Detroit, .344; Jeter, New York, .344.
majors — up from eight in Rodriguez hit 14 homers, tying month of the season,” Howard                          RUNS—ARodriguez, New York, 27; Sizemore,
                                                                                                               Cleveland, 24; DeJesus, Kansas City, 22; Sheffield,
April last year.                           the April record Albert Pujols said. “Like everybody says, it’s     Detroit, 22; MOrdonez, Detroit, 20; BAbreu, New York,
  “The first two weeks of the set last year. Barry Bonds had not how you start, it’s how you                   RBI—ARodriguez, New York, 34; MOrdonez, Detroit,
season were miserable,” New eight, moving within eight of finish. You can get off to a slow                    26; VGuerrero, Los Angeles, 23; Kinsler, Texas, 22;
                                                                                                               DOrtiz, Boston, 22; AHill, Toronto, 20; Upton, Tampa
York Mets catcher Paul Lo Hank Aaron’s record of 755, start, but as long as you finish                         Bay, 20; Lowell, Boston, 20; Sosa, Texas, 20.
Duca said. “You’re playing in and Sammy Sosa hit seven in strong, then it’s fine.”                             HITS—Polanco, Detroit, 37; Tejada, Baltimore, 34;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       How did the child star
12-degree weather and the ball his comeback with Texas, mov-                                                                                                                                                                           from Big Momma's House
feels like it’s a rock when it hits ing within 12 of 600.                                                                                                                                                                              2, Chloe Moretz become
your bat.”                                   Then there were forgettable                                                                                                                                                               a success?
  When they did play, atten- Aprils. Mariano Rivera had just
dance was up 4.8 percent, from one save, blew two and left the
28,955 to 30,356. And much of month with a 10.57 ERA.                                                                                                                                                      Chloe Moretz

baseball was turned upside Despite A-Rod’s homers, the
down.                                      injury-weakened Yankees lost                                                                                                                                       this sunday in
  Mark Buehrle of the Chicago eight of their last nine games in
White Sox threw a no-hitter on the month and ended April at 9-
the 18th day of the season. Last 14, better than only Colorado                                                                                                                                               
year, the only no-hitter was and Kansas City.
pitched by Florida’s Anibal                  That start renewed specula-
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(FIRST published in the Great Bend              BINGO TONIGHT               1808 Willow Lane                  HALF PRICE SALE: Brown               ACCEPTING applications              ACCEPTING applications             LOOKING for motivated              BARTON                  County
Tribune April 25, 2007)3t
    IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF                  Argonne Rebels Hall           Fri. 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m.,           and Stapleton Estates,               for administrative position.        for Administrative Assistant       individual for office and          Community        College       is
     BARTON COUNTY, KANSAS                   2- $1000 Progressives          Sat. 7:30a.m.-10:30a.m.           1024 West 5th & 1307                 We are looking for an               position. Must be able to          residence cleaning in the          seeking applications for an
In the Matter of the Adoption of               1123 Main, 7:15pm            Stereo equipment, hottub,         Toles, Larned. May 4th &             individual who is detail            perform all general clerical       Great Bend area. Please            Assistant            Women’s
A Minor Female Child                          Up to $1200 in prizes         baby items, clothes, toys,        5th, Friday 12:00-6:00,              oriented       and       highly     duties including: Filing,          send detailed information          Basketball Coach position.
Born: February 24, 2007                                                     home decorations, baby            Saturday, 8:00-12:00, Many           organized. Position requires        Telephone, Copy, FAX,              with references to: D-4,           Qualifications:     bachelor’s
                            2007-AD-4               BINGO                   swing, car seat                   nice items left: Furniture,          multi-tasking ability and           etc... Excellent computer          %GB Tribune P.O. Box               degree and experience in
      NOTICE OF HEARING ON                 Wednesday at 7:30pm.                                               Collectibles,   Glassware,           strong               customer       skills with Microsoft Office       228, Great Bend, KS.               related field preferred.
               PETITION                    We now have $1000                18NW25         Rd-       North
           FOR ADOPTION                                                                                       Quilting and more!                   service/employer relations          Suite. Customer service            67530                              Responsibilities:
To: MICHAEL COTTON:                        progressive bingo. VFW           Washington- 3 Families!                                                skills. Potential light travel      abilities must be strong.                                             recruitment and training of
THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL                 Post #7428, Hoisington.          Fri. 5-8 p.m., Sat. 8-Noon           HUGE COUNTYWIDE                   and tremendous opportunity                 For interview call:             COME JOIN OUR                  quality student-athletes for
PERSONS CONCERNED:                                                          Show saddle, Loveseat, TV,
    You are hereby notified that a            CASINO GETAWAY -                                                       GARAGE SALE                   for growth.                          Sunrise Staffing Services, LLC.        WINNING TEAM!                 successful        competition;
Petition has been filed in the District    May 12th and 24th! Golden        Picnic table, Canopy swing,       Kinsley, Offerle, Lewis,                    For interview call:                   620-792-1004               Wolf Furniture Galleries is       public      relations      and
Court of Barton County, Kansas by
                                           Eagle- $30.00 with $15.00        Microwave/cart,       Clothes,    Belpre. Saturday, May 5th.           Sunrise Staffing Services, LLS.                                              now hiring sales             promotional           activities
James Cell and Cherie Cell, praying                                         Old dish set, Pans, X-mas         Starting @ 7a.m. Maps                        620-792-1004                AMERINE            Utilities
for an Order and Decree of said            refunded    from    Casino.                                                                                                                 Construction has positions                 personnel.                 appropriate for the position,
Court that the Petitioners be              GB/Hoisington with pickups       decor, Lots of misc.              available at area locations.                                                                                         Apply at:                 as assigned by the head
permitted and authorized to adopt                                                                                                                   AMERICAN STATE BANK                open for machine operators
                                           enroute.            Deluxe                                                                                                                                                         3821 -10th Street,             coach;      monitoring     and
Keira Lynne Schmidt, as their own,
and that an Order and Decree of            Motorcoach. 620-792-2458
                                                                            2706 Williams
                                                                            Friday 1-7, Saturday 8-12
                                                                                                              Help Wanted                          has a position available for        and laborers. Drug testing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Great Bend                 supporting the academic
                                                                                                                                                   a customer service oriented         will be required. Call 620-
Adoption of said child by said             or 620-653-2917 to reserve.      MOVING SALE! Military,            BARTON                  County                                                                                                                 success of student-athletes;
Petitioners be made and entered by                                                                                                                 individual with excellent           792-1223                                    CUSTOMER
                                                                            Sports cards, Furniture,          Community        College        is                                                                                                             budget        and      records
this Court: that the name of said
                                           CLEAN CARPET                                                       seeking applications for a           written and verbal skills.                                                 SERVICE/CLERICAL
child, upon adoption by said                                                Tires, Miscellaneous.                                                  The successful candidate              CARRIER MANAGER                                                     management and teaching
Petitioners be changed to Keira Lynn       Residential Carpet cleaning                                        replacement            full-time                                          The Great Bend Tribune            The Great Bend Tribune             responsibilities for 6 hours
Cell and they be given all other                                            3006 Meadowlark Lane              Instructor/Coordinator Child         must also have computer
proper relief.                             by Wilson's. Two rooms                                                                                  and office machine skills,           Circulation Department is         has an immediate opening           per        semester           or
                                                                            Fri., 12-5, Sat. 9-12             Care & Guidance for the                                                   taking applications for                                              comparable duties.
    You are hereby required to file        cleaned, $60! Additional
                                                                            Antiques,         Garden/yard                                          and be detail oriented.                                                for a Circulation Clerk.
your written defense on or before the      rooms, $25. (620)793-3951                                          Early Childhood program.                                                  Carrier Manager.                  Partial job description:           Position is full-time, ten
17th day of May, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.,                                         equipment,        Collectibles,   Start date for the position is       Banking       or      sales
of said Court, which shall convene in           NOW ENROLLING                                                                                      experience is a plus. This                   WE OFFER:                 Answer             telephones,     month;                   salary
the courtroom in the County
                                                                            Large variety.                    August 2007. Qualifications:                                              Competitive          starting                                        commensurate               with
Courthouse in the City of Great                   FOR SUMMER                                                  Masters        preferred       or    is an opportunity to join a                                            process            subscription
                                                      & FALL!               301 Walnut -4 Day Yard                                                 professional staff in an             salary      plus      bonus;                                         experience; excellent major
Bend, Barton County Kansas at
                                                                            Sale! Thurs.5/3/07 thru           bachelor’s      degree      with                                          excellent benefits; varied
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          orders, receive and post           benefits, various minor
which time and place said cause will          Noah’s Ark Preschool                                            commitment to complete               excellent work environment.                                            payments; balance deposit
be heard.
                                                    2123 Forest             Sun.5/6/07 8am til 5pm                                                 Please apply at 1321 Main,           hours ranging from early                                             benefits;         replacement
    You are further notified that said                                      Puzzles, Clothes, Dishes,         Masters within three years.                                               morning         to      early     and cash drawer; generate          position starting August 1,
child is in the care, custody and                  Ages 3-K and                                               Degree must be in Early              Great Bend, KS. (620-792-                                              daily, weekly, and monthly
control of the Petitioners.                        Pre-K classes            Lots of Misc.                                                          8353) Equal Opportunity              afternoon.                                                           2007. Call (620)792-9237,
Should you fail to answer herein,
                                             3, 4 or 5 days per week.
                                                                                                              Childhood Education or
                                                                                                                                                   Employer.                                 REQUIREMENTS:                reports. Assist Circulation        e-mail
judgment and decree will be entered                                                                           Elementary Education. The                                                 Strong work ethic, self-          Department                    in or
in Court upon said Petition.                     Call Mona Ewing                                              Instructor/Coordinator will
                            Petitioners          620-793-3451 or                                                                                                                        starting, valid KS driver's       documenting and resolving          write to Barton County
            James Cell and Cherie Cell                                                                        assist      with     marketing         Do-It-Yourself Ideas               license,     good     driving     customer service issues.           Community College, 245
BROWN, ISERN & CARPENTER                          620-793-7428                                                activities; develop industry
                                                                            4000 Sandpiper                                                                                              record,              reliable     Experience/Educational             NE 30 Road, Great Bend,
Attorneys at Law                                                                                              partnerships; teach courses
                                              TEXAS HOLD’EM                 Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm                                                                                     transportation, computer                                             KS         67530      for     an
1909 Lakin Avenue
                                                  Fund-Raiser               Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm          in varying formats, times                                                                                   Requirements:                      application packet. Persons
PO Box 1626                                                                                                                                                                             experience,          positive
Great Bend, Kansas 67530                             May 5th                Furniture, Kids Clothes,          and      locations;      advise                                           attitude,    strong     team      q         High          School     with hearing or speech
(620) 792-5388
                                                 Ellsworth VFW              Toys, Household items             students, serve on college                                                orientation, willing to work      Diploma/GED           required;    impairments please call 1-
ALL Real Estate advertised herein                 6pm -sign-in              and some tools                    committees        and      work                                           and learn on the job and          some college is a plus.            800-766-3777 or dial 711.
is subject to the Federal Fair             7pm -games begin                                                   cooperatively       with      the                                         speak and write English.          q Previous experience with         Review       of     completed
Housing Act, which makes it                                                 5230 Broadway
illegal to advertise any preference,           Entry Fee $25.00             Sat., May 5th, 8am-2:30pm         Director of the Child                                                     **Previous       supervisory      Windows, MS Office and             application packets begins
limitation,     or    discrimination             Concessions,               First Christian Church, 5230      Development Center on                                                     experience is a plus, but         Data Input required.               immediately. Position open
because of race, color, religion,              Bottomless cups,                                               matters related to student                                                not required.                                                        until filled.      EOE with
sex, handicap, familial status, or                                          Broadway. SUPER PRICES                                                                                                                        qPrevious            Customer
national origin, or intention to                  Top 3 cash,               Recliner,     Coffee   table,     internships and cooperative                                                        TO APPLY:                                                   commitment to diversity.
make      any    such    preference,         Prizes to tenth place!                                           activities.              Salary                                             Please send resume to:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Service             Experience
limitation, or discrimination. We
                                                                            Lamps,               Exercise                                                Round BBQ Set                                                    required.                          DIESEL truck mechanic.
                                               Proceeds support             equipment, Knick-knacks,          commensurate                with                                               Great Bend Tribune
will not knowingly accept any                                                                                                                                                                                             q Good telephone / people          Excellent    wages     and
advertising for real estate which is            Austin Seitz and            Books, Clothing. Bag sale         qualifications               and      This round barbecue set,              Attn: Circulation Director
in violation of the law. All persons               Ben Kruse                                                  experience.           Excellent       designed to seat eight, is the               PO Box 228               skills are a must.                 benefits.    Ness County
are hereby informed that all
                                                                            starts at Noon- $2.00 per                                                                                                                                                        Area! Call: 785-798-5050
                                              Down Under Sports             bag. **After 1:30 p.m. all        benefits available. For an            ideal place to enjoy an old-           Great Bend, KS 67530           qPunctuality, Dependability
dwellings advertised are available
on an equal opportunity basis.55                Trip to Australia           remaining items are free!**       application packet, please            fashioned backyard barbecue.                     OR                   and Flexibility are required.              DIRECT CARE
                                                                                                              call (620) 792-9237, Fax              Add a shade umbrella (avail-        Stop by 2012 Forest               q Successful applicants will             for ADULT MALE
(FIRST published in the Great Bend                TIDY CLEAN                5327 Quail Creek Drive            (620) 786-1167, E-mail                able at home centers) and           Avenue to complete an
Tribune April 18, 2007)3t                  Professional cleaning for                                                                                                                                                      be      self-starting,    well-    Full-time     Monday–Friday;
    IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF                                                Friday only 1-7p.m.                       start the festivities early.        application.55                                                       8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
     BARTON COUNTY, KANSAS                 your residential, business,      MOVING SALE! Coffee               or write to Barton County                 The completed table is 52
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          organized and able to
                                           rental             property.                                                                                                                                                                                      position now available for
In the Matter of the Estate of                                              table, 42” TV, Corner TV          Community College, Office             inches in diameter, but it may                                        switch back and forth              highly      motivated,       self-
VERN F. DUNLAP                             Reasonable rates. Gina           stand,    Headboard    and        of Human Resources, 245                                                   555555555555555                   between tasks in a busy
Deceased                    2007-PR-45
                                                                                                                                                    easily be enlarged.                                                                                      starting       but         caring
                                                                            nightstand,     Trampoline,       NE 30 Road, Great Bend,                                                                                     environment.          Previous
THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL                 Bus. Opportunities               Office equip., Baby items,
                                                                            Boys clothes, Misc.
                                                                                                              KS 67530-9251. Persons
                                                                                                              with hearing or speech
                                                                                                                                                    Round Barbecue Set plan
                                                                                                                                                      (No. 239) . . . $9.95
                                                                                                                                                                                         COMPANY                          clerical     experience       is
PERSONS CONCERNED;                                                                                                                                                                                                        desired but we will train the      adult male to learn skills of
    You are hereby notified that on
13th day April, 2007 a Petition was
filed in this Court by Richard Dunlap,
                                           10TH       Street
                                           Business for sale. Great

                                           opportunity for right person.
                                                                            5949 Paradise Lane (off
                                                                            Patton Road/Anchorway)
                                                                                                              impairments please use the
                                                                                                              Kansas Relay Service at 1-
                                                                                                                                                    Picnic Tables Package
                                                                                                                                                      4 plans incl. 239
                                                                                                                                                                                         DRIVERS                          right person.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hours        8-5,      Mon-Fri,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             daily living, personal meal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             planning, socializing and
duly appointed, qualified and acting                                        Fri. 11-6, Sat. 9-2 Multi-        800-766-3777 or dial 711.                                                                                                                      recreation.           Requires
                                                                                                                                                      (No. C91) . . . $22.95                                              occasional (and minimal)
Executor of the estate of Vern F.
Dunlap,        deceased,         praying
Petitioner acts be approved; account
                                           Serious inquires only! Must
                                           sell due to health reasons.
                                                                            Family Yard Sale! Furniture,
                                                                            Exercise Equip., Clothing:
                                                                                                              Review       of     completed
                                                                                                              application packets will              Catalog (pictures hundreds           NEEDED!                          overtime. We offer a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          competitive starting salary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             dependability and the ability
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to work without direct
                                           Send responses to Box A-1,                                         begin immediately. Position              of projects) . . . $2.00                                                                              supervision.                High
be settled and allowed; the heirs be                                        kids, teens, adults & much
determined; the Estate be assigned         %GB Tribune, PO Box 228,                                           open until filled. EOE                   Please add $4.00 s&h                                               and an excellent benefits
to the persons entitled thereto; the
Court find the allowances requested
                                           Great Bend, KS. 67530
                                                                                                                                                    (except catalog-only orders)           GREAT                          package. Apply in person
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             School/GED or sufficient
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             relevant           experience,
                                                                              SUNFLOWER EARLY                                                                                                                             at the Great Bend Tribune,
for attorney’s fee and expenses are
reasonable and should be allowed;
                                           Furniture                          EDUCATION CENTER                                                       To order, circle item(s), clip       HOMETIME                        2012 Forest Ave, Great
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             driver’s                license,
                                                                                                                                                       and send with check to:                                                                               transportation, telephone,
the costs be determined and ordered        HOTEL Furniture for sale!           Indoor Used Toy Sale                                                                                                                       Bend.55                            good driving and work
paid; the administration of the Estate                                                                                                                          U-Bild
be closed; upon the filing of receipts     Call or stop by Days Inn         Friday, May 4th, 8am-Noon                                                                                         Co. Drivers                                                    records needed. Additional
the Petitioner be finally discharged as    Motel 620-792-8235                    1312 Patton Road                                                    3800 Oceanic Dr., Ste. 107
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             requirement is a positive
the Executor of the Estate of Vern F.
Dunlap, deceased, and the Petitioner       Garage Sale-Great Bend
                                                                                  Great Bend, KS.                                                      Oceanside, CA 92056
                                                                                                                                                      Please be sure to include
                                                                                                                                                                                         Top Of The Line Equip.             CONSTRUCTION                     team spirit.           We do
                                                                                 Nothing over $1.00
be released from further liability.
    You are required to file your          1221 Bradley
                                                                                                                                                     your name, address, and the         Great Pay Package With            SUPERINTENDENT                    background checks and
written defenses thereto on or before                                       Garage Sale-Hoisington                                                    name of this newspaper.                                                                                random        drug       testing.
the 14th day of May, 2007, at 1:00
                                           Saturday, 8:00am-4:00pm                                                                                  Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.            All The Extras!               Project Superintendents           Competitive       wage       and
o’clock P.M. in the District Court,        Cookbooks,           Cooking     CORNER K-4 Hwy/Odin                                                                                                                                                              excellent benefits.         New
Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas,         magazines, 75 year old           Rd, Hipp Residence                                                       Or call (800) 82-U-BILD                                               needed to construct new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             added benefit:              $250
at which time and place the cause
will be heard. Should you fail therein,
                                           hand-stitched quilt, Corning     Friday-May 4th, 1:00pm-?,                                                                   Call Diana Or John             retail developments in            bonus,           -paid      after
judgment and decree will be entered        Ware, Dishes, Small oven,        Saturday-May 5th 7:00am-?                                                Money Back Guarantee                                                  Meade and Kinsley, KS.            completion of initial training
in due course upon the Petition.           Antiques, Misc.                  Occupied Japan items,                                                                                        Today To Find Out More!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and paid after completion
                        Richard Dunlap
                                                                            Depression glass, Kitchen                                                                                                                      Experience in metal               of     introductory       period.
                              Petitioner   1433 -17th, MOVING SALE
Brown, Isern & Carpenter
                                           Saturday 8-Noon
                                                                            items,    Home      decor,                  Assembly Labor and Forklift Drivers                              800-747-DSCO (3726)               building erection a plus.         Apply: Rosewood Services,
Attorneys at Law                                                            Jewelry,   X-mas    items,                                                                                                                                                       384 N. Washington, Great
1909 Lakin Avenue                          Coffee table, Home decor,        Bedding, Very nice baby,              Doonan Specialized is now accepting applications for                       Reg. Class A CDL              Call 785-862-2100 or
P.O. Drawer 1626                           Namebrand         clothing,                                                                                                                                                                                       Bend; 793-5888.          EEOE-
Great Bend, Kansas 67530                                                    children & adult clothing          assembly labor and forklift drivers. A competitive wage and                   & 2 Yrs. OTR Exp.             fax resume to 785-862-            m/v/d
(620)792-5388                              Toddler bed, Baby bed,           and much much more. (Bad
                                           Fans, Too much to mention!                                          benefit package is available to candidates who can pass a                                                   3100.
                                                                            weather is not a problem-                                                                                   555555555555555                                                      CLASSIFIED. 792-1211.
AG- Cattle/Livestock                       No checks.                       we’re covered!)                    post offer drug test and physical examination.
RED and Black Angus, 18                                                                                           Apply in person at the plant Monday through Friday 8:00
mos. old. Semen tested,                                                                                        am to 4:00 pm                                                             Are you interested in:
Lepto-vibro Ivomec poured.                                                                                              Doonan Specialized Trailer, LLC                                     • A starting base pay of $10.50?
Rick Pflughoeft at Ellsworth.                                                                                                                                                               • A family oriented work environment?
785-472-1033,      785-472-                                                                                                   36 NE Highway 156, PO Box 1988
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Working for a growing organization?
3374                                                                                                                               Great Bend, KS 67530                                     • Working for a flexible employer?
                                                                                                                                      (620) 792-6222
AG- Hay,Feed, Alfalfa                                                                                                                                                                       • Working normal hours with no weekends?
   Want to buy damaged                              Program Technician                                         SUNFLOWER ELECTRIC POWER CORPORATION                                      Benefit Management Inc. (BMI), a leading health insurance third party administrator provid-
 grain, musty, moldy, sour,
    odors. Screenings or                    USDA, Barton County Farm Service Agency                            is accepting applications for Lab Tech Trainees at                        ing services to clients nationwide, has an immediate opening for a claims examiner. This
 cleanings. 785-726-3503/                   1520 Kansas                                                        Holcomb Station. Duties include: assisting with various                   position is responsible for entering and adjusting claims information using a state of the art
      1-800-749-4690                                                                                           chemical and physical analysis, testing and sampling of                   computer system, accurately processing claims payments using appropriate coding guidelines,
                                            Great Bend, Ks 67530                                                                                                                         review and respond to correspondence and phone inquires related to claims questions, audit
AG- Horses                                                                                                     water, coal, ash, lime, etc; assisting with operating the
                                            620 792-5329                                                       chemical feed, circulating water make-up, wastewater                      claims history to ensure accuracy of benefits paid and maintain knowledge base regarding
3 year old gelding. Gentle,                                                                                    treatment, boiler chemical feed, reverse osmosis,                         claim processing policies, procedures and guidelines.
broke to ride. $800.00 obo                             Permanent full-time position
620-793-6585                                Instructions for applying are included in the vacan-               deionization processes and associated chemistry
                                                                                                                                                                                         Qualifications: Must have a positive attitude, enjoy working with people and possess a drive
                                                                                                               procedures. A min of high school diploma or equivalent
WW 2-Horse Gooseneck                        cy announcement at                      with 2 yrs post high school education with emphasis in                    to provide excellent customer service. Strong data entry, problem solving and communication
Trailer $1,250.00, 4 year                                                                                                                                                                skills are required. Familiarity with medical terminology, ICD-9 and CPT codes is a plus.
                                            The FSA-675 (Application for FSA County                            chemistry or biology; or a min of 2 yrs experience
old    Chestnut    Gelding                                                                                     working with related water treatment equipment and
$1,500.00 Ph. 620-617-                      Employment) must be received by May 15, 2007.                                                                                                Benefit Package:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Billingual En
                                                                                                               analytical testing methods in an industrial environment.                     • Health, Dental and Life Insurance Plan                 couraged to
                                                 FSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer                                                                                                                                                                 apply
                                                                                                               Required to obtain State Certification when eligible.                        • Long Term Care insurance
AG- Tractors                                                                                                   Drug testing required. Excellent benefit package and                         • Holiday Pay, Personal Time, Vacation Time
1970 MF 65hp tractor.                       SUNFLOWER ELECTRIC POWER CORPORATION                               competitive salary. Submit application/resume to                             • 401(k) w/employer matching
Factory loader, New bush                    is accepting applications for Unit Operator Trainee                Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, P.O. Box 430,                          • Unreimbursed Medical & Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
hog, 6’ blade and other 3                                                                                      Holcomb, KS 67851, attn HR or e-mail
                                            positions at Holcomb Station. Qualifications are preference                                                                                     • Direct Deposit of Payroll
point implements. See @                                                                               with “LAB” in the subject field
512            Washington.                  for a HS diploma or equivalent with a min of 6 mo industrial                                                                                    • Voluntary Benefits
                                                                                                               by 5/7/07. EOE M/F/H/V
$10,000.00 620-617-3894                     experience and pass a Trainability Test. Read, verbal &
                                                                                                                                                                                         Qualified candidates should submit a resume to: BMI, PO Box 1090, Great Bend, KS 67530.
                                            written skills in English language, physically able to perform                                                                               BMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

           SUVs                             moderate to heavy labor, work in hot/cold-dusty/dirty areas,

                                            in confined space and at heights. Drug testing required.
                                            Excellent benefit package and competitive salary. Submit
                                            application/resume to Sunflower Electric Power
                                            Corporation, P.O. Box 430, Holcomb, KS 67851, attn HR or
                                            email with “UOT” in the subject
                                            field by 5/7/07. EOE M/F/H/V
                                                                                                               SUNFLOWER ELECTRIC POWER CORPORATION is
                                                                                                               accepting applications for an Electrical, Instrument
                                                                                                               and Control Technician IV at Holcomb Station to
                                                                                                               diagnose and repair electrical, instrument and control

  SUVs                                                                                                         equipment. EI&C Techs also interpret mfg schematics,

                                                                                                               instructions and loop sheets; make corrections to
                                                                                                               breakers, switches and electrical switchgear; maintain
                                                                                                               AC and DC low and medium voltage electrical circuit
                                                                                                               breakers, motors and generators. Perform instrument

TRUCKS                                      MIG WELDERS
                                            Prefer individuals who have three or more years expe-
                                                                                                               calibrations,      adjust
                                                                                                                                              control      loops

                                            rience in mig welding. Must be able to read blueprints,            controllers and distributive control systems; and

                                            and be able to set up and run production parts.                    thermography scanning of electrical circuits, rotating

                                            MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
                                                                                                               equipment; run conduit, size conductors and work
                                                                                                               within the NEC. Must have a HS diploma or equivalent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Now interviewing for the
                                            This employee will be troubleshooting and repairing
                                            various types of CNC equipment. They will also be
                                                                                                               with a min of 2 yrs post secondary education or college                                            following positions:
                                                                                                               degree in industrial electrical, instrument and control or
                                            involved in general plant maintenance including                    electronics field or education may be substituted with a
                                            mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and pneumatic sys-
                                                                                                               min 6 yrs experience in the industrial electric or in the
                                                                                                               instrument and controls field. Drug testing required.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          PREP/COOK - A.M. & P.M. Shifts
     AUTOS                                  Health, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance is avail-
                                            able. We have a 401k retirement plan, vacation and hol-
                                                                                                               Excellent benefit package and competitive salary.
                                                                                                               Submit application/resume to Sunflower Electric Power                                    WAITSTAFF -Evening/Weekends
             in the                         iday pay.
                                                                                                               Corporation, P.O. Box 430, Holcomb, KS 67851, attn
                                                                                                               HR or e-mail with “EI&C” in
                                            Apply or send resume to:
                                                                                                               the subject field by 5/7/07. EOE M/F/H/V                                                     2920 10th Street • Great Bend
  Great Bend Tribune                        Personnel Manager
                                            Mega Manufacturing Inc.
                                            3310 East 4th
                                            Hutchinson, Kansas 67501
10 – GREAT BEND (Kan.) TRIBUNE – WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2007                                                                              TO PLACE AN AD CALL 620-792-1211 • 800-950-8742 OR
Help Wanted                       Help Wanted                      Help Wanted                          Help Wanted                       Help Wanted                          Help Wanted                      Miscellaneous - Sale
ARE you searching for             DOUBLE drum pulling unit         COMPUTER help wanted.                OILFIELD experienced Air                  PART-TIME                    TRUCK driver to deliver          NEW mattress sets, all          BUSINESS
meaningful work? We have          operator or experienced          $950.00 to $5,500.00 plus            Compressor     Operators.             Bartender/Waitress               oversized    loads.  Drive       sizes at discount prices.
full- and part-time positions
open in a residential setting
                                  floor     hand     needed.
                                  Competitive wages and
                                                                   per     month.
                                                                                     Training           Good Pay, God Benefits.
                                                                                                                                             Good wages and tips.
                                                                                                                                                  Ask for Tim
                                                                                                                                                                               forklift & other duties.
                                                                                                                                                                               Health insurance & other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Queen sets at $200.00 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                up. 620-793-6757 or 620-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                & SERVICE
evenings,      nights,    and     health insurance plan. 785-                                                       620-792-4388                   benefits. Apply in person,       791-7017 evenings/
weekends providing support        798-5051                                                              OTR drivers for flatbed                 620-793-0727                   KBK      Industries, Rush        weekends welcome.
for      individuals      with                                     LOOKING for a responsible            operation. Home weekly.                                                Center
developmental disabilities.       FORT Larned USD 495 has          adult female 21 years of             Competitive wages. Must           FULL-TIME
                                  an immediate opening for a       age or older to supervise            pass drug screen.    Call         MAINTENANCE position.                TRUCK drivers wanted.            Pets

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 T ORY
You'll want to know about
our $200 after-tax bonus          12 month/full time courier       and care for 10 teenage              785-823-7297 or 643-4600          Accepting responsibility for         Travel 5 states, will be gone    FOR Sale: AKC Lab
you receive after successful      position.      Individual is     girls in a group home                                                  7 Great Bend buildings               nights. (800)920-9105 or         puppies    .   Black   and
                                  responsible                for   setting in Great Bend. Must            OUTDOOR WORK                    requires strong hands-on             (785)731-2211                    Chocolate      male    and
completion of initial training                                                                          Osmose Utilities Services is
and the start of new work         movement/delivery of items       be willing to work nights                                              repair and maintenance                                                females. Call 620-285-5023
                                                                                                        hiring Crew Members to                                                     USD 355 -Ellinwood-                                            A quick and handy
assignment and excellent          throughout district buildings,   and weekends. Must have                                                skills, self-motivation and                                           or 620-285-1620.
                                                                                                        work on utility contracts                                              currently           accepting                                     reference for finding
benefit package. Must be          inventory organization and       a good driving record and                                              willingness        to     work.
                                                                                                        throughout Kansas. Full                                                applications for a 7-12          FREE to good homes! 2
18, have high school              some      custodial    duties.   be able to pass a KBI                                                  Requirements include:
                                                                                                                                                                               Business            Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 service professionals!
                                  Must be able to lift 50-75       background check.       For          time       positions.     No      **Basic      knowledge        of                                      dogs, farm cats. 620-564-
diploma or GED and valid                                                                                experience         necessary!                                          Teacher for the 2007-2008                                            • Auctioneers • Auto
driver's license. Apply at        lbs. repetively. USD 495         more information please                                                construction, plumbing and                                            3378 Mary or Vickie
                                                                                                        Starting wage is $8.50/hour                                            school year, until the                                                • Business • Home
Sunflower          Diversified    offers stable employment         call 620-786-8780.                                                     electrical work                                                       MINIATURE poodles, one
                                                                                                        plus     possible      weekly                                          position is filled. Coaching                                      Improvements • Lawn Care
Services, 8823 4th Street,        with good benefits. This                                                                                **Ability to lift in excess of                                        white and one brown,
                                                                            MAILROOM/                   production      bonus    and                                           positions available. For
Great Bend, KS 620-792-           position is open until filled.                                                                          50 pounds                                                             100.00/each.  792-7262
                                                                           PRESSROOM                    lodging when traveling.                                                application and information
1321. EOE                         Applications are available at                                                                           **Valid driver's license                                              after 5p.m.
                                                                            ASSISTANT                   Must enjoy physical outdoor                                            contact the District Office at
                                  the School District Office,                                                                             **Must be at least 25 years                                                                                Automotive
                                                                                                        work.                                                                  620-564-3226.
                                  120 East 6th Street,
                                                                     The Great Bend Tribune                     Call Toll-Free
                                                                                                                                          of age                                                                Real Estate for Sale
                                  Larned, Ks. 67550 EOE                                                                                   Salary is commensurate                   USD 355 -Ellinwood-
BELT    FEEDERS   -ST.                                                  has an immediate                       for Information            with      experience        and      currently          accepting           BURTON                     THE DAMM BODY SHOP
JOHN. GOOD DRIVING                HELP      Aide-    Thursday             opening for a                        1-877-767-6673             qualifications.        Benefits      applications for a 9-12               Real Estate                 1910 16th   Great Bend
RECORD,    CDL    AND             nights            9pm-8am,          mailroom/pressroom                       Enter ID # 3223            include paid time off,               Social Studies teacher for                 620-793-3631
CURRENT       MEDICAL             $70.00/night. Must be neat                assistant.                        when requested              insurance and retirement             the 2007-2008 school year,        793-5689 or 793-6988
CARD        REQUIRED.             and reliable. 620-793-9889                                                    EOE M/F/D/V               plan. Solid references and           until the position is filled.                                           Bush Hog
EXPERIENCE                                                               The mailroom is                                                  background checks are                Coaching            positions           OUTSTANDING:
                                  HESS Services Inc. is                   responsible for               PART-TIME          DRIVERS
                                                                                                                                          required.           Apply      at    available. For application       Yes, five bedrooms, formal              Mowing
                                  looking for welders and             coordinating preprints,           needed      for    passenger                                                                              dining, four baths, family
TERRIE OR JEFF AT 620-            machinist. Benefits include                                                                             Sunflower            Diversified     and information contact the
549-3241 OR 1-800-521-                                                  compiling sections,             transportation route with
                                                                                                                                          Services, 8823 4th Street,           District Office at 620-564-       room, recreation including      Vacant Lots - Lease Roads
                                  BC/BS health and dental,            preparing mailings and            Sunflower          Diversified                                                                          full basement, ground floor       Small Acreage - Insured
5106.                             uniforms,    holiday    and                                           Services in Great Bend.           Great Bend, KS 620-792-              3226.
                                                                         carrier bundling.                                                1321. EOE                                                             utility, large double garage.    Norbert Bieberle – 792-1696
DUE       to      continued       vacation pay. Send resume                                             Hours (0-30) and route
expansion Plains LLC. in          to PO Box 843, Hays, KS                The pressroom is               assignments are primarily                  SALES REP                             New Listing                  MULTI-LISTINGS
Ness City is seeking              67601 or call 785-625-                  responsible for               afternoon and weekend             If you want a career, not a                                                     CALL US!                     Cabinets
mechanics/welders         for     9295.                               processing and printing           hours.     Positions require      job, and are dependable,             UTILITY Contractors, Inc.
oilwell    service      rigs.                                                                           participation in KDOT drug                                             out of Wichita seeks                    BUY OR RENT                   FLOORS PLUS
                                  HOME and office help.                  The Tribune and                                                  have       an      out-going                                          Four        bedrooms       or
Excellent wages, benefits                                              commercial print jobs,           testing program, pass KCC         personality,            and          Skilled    Laborers/Form                                           Custom Built Cabinets &
                                  Monday - Friday. 6 to 7 hrs                                           physical,    valid    Kansas                                           Carpenters              &        family/office room with extra
included. Contact Gary            per day. Must be clean and               recycling and                                                  professional    appearance,                                                                             Counter Tops & Refacing
Robinson 785-798-2192 or                                                                                driver's license with good                                             Backhoe/Excavator                exits.
                                  have a valid drivers license.            maintenance.                                                   WE HAVE AN OPPENING                                                   Formal dining, two baths,         Licensed and Insured
Kenny Korner at the office-                                                                             driving record, flexibility in    just for you. We are looking         Operators. A minimum of
                                  $7/hr. to $7.50/hr. to start.                                         scheduling, high school                                                3    years    experience.        deck with courtyard privacy.          (620) 792-6512
                                  Call (620)793-3232.                    To qualify for this                                              for just the right person to                                          Newer      central   heating.
                                                                      position, an applicant            diploma or GED and must           add to our staff. We offer a         Some travel may be
                                  I am seeking an Attorney            must be able to lift 50           be 25 years of age.               salary plus bonus, and               required. Apply at the           Approx. 1,800 sq. ft., storm          Handyman
for production work. 620-                                                                               Applications accepted at                                               Workforce Development            basement.       Only   60ies.
546-3865                          who is “Pro-Father” that             lbs., possess a valid                                              training. Apply in person at                                                                                 Services
                                  practices     mainly     in                                           Sunflower          Diversified                                         Center, 1025 Main, Great         Owner/Realtor 793-5689
                                                                     driver’s license, and be                                             Elliott Chevrolet Pontiac,
SUNFLOWER Diversified             Custody Litigation that I                                             Services, 8823 4th Street,                                             Bend or call Larissa at
Services has opening for          can hire at their normal
                                                                      mechanically inclined.
                                                                                                        Great Bend, KS 620-792-
                                                                                                                                          Great Bend.
                                                                                                                                                                               316-942-1253.      Utility       Real Estate- By Owner              Carpentry, Painting, Etc.
                                                                     Evening and night hours                                                                                                                                                     No job too small. Free estimates.
FEMALE STAFF PERSON               hourly rate to assist me in                                           1321. EOE                                SECRETARY/                    Contractors, Inc. is an                 ADORABLE
                                                                        required. Part-time                                                                                                                                                           Tim 620-564-2495
to provide support for adult      regaining my Parental                                                                                         RECEPTIONIST                   Equal        Opportunity         3-bedroom, 1-1/2 baths.
                                                                      position(s) or full-time          PERSONAL Care Attendant
in Great Bend. Hours are          Rights with my son and                                                                                  position for Insurance &             employer and a drug free         Immediate      possession.        Home or Yard Projects?
                                                                      position with benefits.           needed for night support in
Tuesday and Thursday 5            that will protect my civil                                                                              Real      Estate     Office.         workplace.                       $49,500.00      Appliances
                                                                                                        Great Bend to assist a                                                                                                                   Quality work. Local references.
pm - 9 pm, Saturday 1 pm -        rights. Please call: 785-                                                                               Computer knowledge of                                                 stay. 620-793-6552 for
                                                                    Stop by 2012 Forest Ave.            person with a disability in                                            WANTED:       Part-time/Full-                                       Dennis 620-793-4968
4 pm and care is provided         890-7742 or e-mail at:                                                                                  Internet and MS Office                                                showing. 2313 -16th
                                                                         to complete an                 their home. For more                                                   time dependable worker.
in adult's home. Must have                                                                                                                required. Submit resume to:
high school diploma or
                                         application or send              information regarding the         Box B-2, %GB Tribune, PO             High School diploma or           PRICE     REDUCED     by             Home &
                                    IMMEDIATE OPENING                 resume to: Publisher,             Personal Care Attendant                                                GED.      Must    be     18.     $10,000.00! 3 bedroom, 1
GED, valid driver's license,
                                      Full-time Auto Tech           Great Bend Tribune, PO              Program, please contact
                                                                                                                                          Box 228, Great Bend, KS.
                                                                                                                                                                               Experience preferred but         bath Ranch Home with 2
and be 21 years of age.                                                                                                                   67530
                                    Experience or Vo-Tech           Box 228, Great Bend, KS             LINK, Inc.                                                             not required. Caring Hands       car garage! Started at             Improvement
Paid orientation and training                                         67530; 620-792-6410               1-800-569-5926.                   STAFF PERSON needed to               Daycare, Larned. 620-285-
time. Apply at Sunflower                 Tools required                                                                                                                                                         $99,500.00   reduced  to
                                      Negotiable wages +                      (fax);                                                      provide support for child            4869                             $89,900.00. 2914 Quivira         MS REPAIR AND REMODELING
Diversified Services, 8823                                          PIVOT Irrigation Company          with disabilities in family
4th Street, Great Bend,           Incentive, Insurance, 401K,                   55                      in St. John looking for hard                                                                            620-792-3203                      New Rooms-Decks-Fencing-Siding
                                                                                                                                          home in Great Bend.                  WE are currently accepting
Kansas        620-792-1321.       Advancement available                                                 working           individual.                                          applications for General                                          Mark Schnoebelen       793-6066
EOE                                    Kansasland Tire                  MEDICAL OFFICE                  Opportunity               for
                                                                                                                                          Position is Tuesday and
                                                                                                                                                                               Office help. Must posses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Recreational Vehicles
                                           1820 Main                     RECEPTIONIST                                                     Wednesday from 4-9 pm,                                                                                 ARLYN LATHROP, 35 yrs. exp.
                                                                                                        advancement. Must be              Friday 3-9 pm, Saturday 1-4          organizational,     strong       1992 23’ Winnebago Micro-        Carpet, Vinyl & Tile Installation
FIRST National Bank &                     Great Bend               Busy doctors office needs a          capable of working without                                                                              Mini     Warrior,     Toyota
Trust Co., in Larned has an                                                                                                               pm (approximately 20 hours           people and computer skills.                                             (620) 793-8384
                                    Paula @ 620-793-5477           team player with excellent           supervision.            Pivot                                                                           chassis, 34,000 miles, 14-
opening         for       an                                                                                                              per week). Paid orientation          Competitive wages, great
                                                                   people skills and ability to         experience,      mechanical                                                                             17 mpg, sleeps 4, generator
Agricultural/Commercial           LAUNDRY Aide needed                                                                                     and training time.      Must         benefits    and    working
Lender. This position will        Position open in evening
                                                                   multi-task.           Great          and/or electrical skills a        have valid driver's license,         environment. Please reply        -heat -air, always shedded,        Junk Removal
                                                                   opportunity and benefits!            plus. Good driving record.                                                                              pristine condition. 620-793-
be responsible for retaining      laundry 3 to 4 days each                                                                                high school diploma or GED           with      work     history,
                                                                   Send resume to: A-2,                 Christian           working                                            references and resume to:        8234                             Clean Up and Junk Removed
and expanding existing            week. Every other weekend        %G.B. Tribune, P.O. Box                                                and be 21 years of age.
                                  required. Must be able to                                             environment. Call 620-549-        Apply      at     Sunflower          Box D-1 %GB Tribune, P.O.                                              (620) 564-3382
relationships as well as                                           228, Great Bend, KS.                 6355     or   620-549-6625                                                                              1992 Winnebago 34ft.,
soliciting new agricultural       read labels, bend, stoop,                                                                               Diversified Services, 8823           Box 228, Great Bend, KS.
                                                                   67530                                (evenings)                                                                                              Class A MH, 49K, All the            Tree Service
and commercial related            and lift. Contact:                                                                                      4th Street, Great Bend, KS           67530
                                                                                                                                                                                                                extras    plus   in   great
business.     Prior banking       Lagreta Jensby, Supervisor       MEDICAL Records Clerk                PT       afternoon     and        (620) 792-1321. EOE                  WE’RE welcoming two new
                                  Woodhaven Care Center,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                condition. $17,500.00 OBO          JIM’S TREE SERVICE
experience is preferable.                                          Full-Time. Data entry exp            weekends                                                               people to CPI Qualified          785-286-4706                       EVERGREEN & TREE
                                  510 W. 7th, Ellinwood, KS.       and good communication                                                 FORT Larned USD 495 is
First National Bank & Trust                                                                             telecommunications                accepting applications for           Plan Consultants, Inc. One                                         TRIMMING & REMOVAL
Co., offers a competitive         620-564-2337.                    skills required. Apply to:           operator.      Typing skills      an     Instructor    for    the      could be you.            Our     Rentals- Apartments                     (620) 653-2313
salary      and      benefits     EOE/M/F/ V/H                     Central Kansas Medical               necessary. Apply in person                                             vacancies      include     an
                                                                   Center, 3515 Broadway,                                                 Summer Driver's Education                                             2    bedroom    apartment,
package, and is an equal          LAWN              MOWER                                               Telecommunications, 901-          Program. Applicant must              Investment Splits Specialist     some bills paid, deposit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 WARREN’S Tree, Mike @ 792-3922
opportunity         employer.                                      Great Bend, KS 67530                 10th.                                                                  to       process       payroll                                    LOCALLY OWNED, LIC/INS.
                                  MECHANICS          PT/FT.        Phone (620)786-6186                                                    be certified for this position.                                       required.   $335/mth
Please submit resume and          Seniors-Retirees                                                              RESIDENTIAL               Salary is negotiable based           transmittals      and       a    810 Coolidge                        19+ yrs. Experience
cover letter to Carol Jacob,                                       Fax (620)786-6380                                                                                           Participant Service Center
                                  encouraged     to   apply.           CARE GIVERS               on      qualifications     and                                        days: 620-792-1779
Senior Vice President &           CARR Auto Electric. 620-                                                                                experience. You may call             Representative to interact       evenings: 620-793-7512
Human Resource Manager,           285-6951, Larned
                                                                                  Tired of the daily hustle and
                                                                                                                                          Rick Simoncic at 620-285-            with individuals over the                                        Rentals- Houses
                                                                   EOE                                  bustle? Ready to work for a
PO Box 29, Larned, KS                                                                                   company with a relaxed            2151 to inquire about this           telephone. Both positions        2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath,          COUNTRY         LOCATION
67550-0029.                       LEISURE Homestead at                     NOW HIRING                                                     position. Applications may           require daily computer use       some       bills      paid,     (south of G.B.) small one
                                  Stafford is seeking an                                                family atmosphere? Then
FORT Larned USD 495 has                                            Full and Part-time positions.        Rosewood Services, Inc. is        be picked up at the District         and attention to detail.         $400./month + deposit. No       room house. Trash and gas
                                  evening cook for immediate       Apply in person after 5 P.M.                                           Office, 120 East 6th Street,         Experience           benefits    pets.      Walnut   Plaza       paid. Inquire at OPI, 1204
an immediate opening for a        hire. If interested, call                                             the place for you!         We
12 month elementary                                                daily at:                            currently have full and part-     Larned, Ks. 67550 EOE                including health insurance,      Apartments. (upper level)       Main     or       620-792-
                                  Jennifer at 620-234-5208 or             Sonic Drive-In                                                                                       dental, life and vision          Call 620-793-6309, 620-         4414(evenings)
custodial position at Hillside    apply in person at 405                                                time;      evening     and/or      TAKING APPLICATIONS
School.        Individual is                                                 3909 10th                  weekend positions; as well                                             insurance.       Our perks       282-0402
                                  Grand Avenue, Stafford,                                                                                         FOR PLANT                    include a concierge to run
responsible for maintaining       KS. EOE                             OILFIELD DRIVERS                  as     sleepover     positions    *CDL-A Truck Drivers                 your errands and an on-site      SPRING INTO A NEW               Rentals- Office Space
the building and/or grounds                                        Tandem and Gin Truck                 available      for     people     *Laborers                                                             APARTMENT              WITH
                                             LOCAL                                                                                                                             massage therapist. Stop by                                       1 & 2 room executive office
in operating condition for                                         experience. Must have valid          interested in helping adults      *Flaggers                                                             MOSES         PROPERTIES.
                                    Construction Company                                                                                                                       24th and Kansas for an                                           suites. Utilities paid. 2015
educational needs.       USD                                       Class A CDL 620-727-1978             with           developmental      *Equipment Operators                                                  1,2,3,4,5           bedroom
                                   hiring            Full-Time                                                                                                                 application or e-mail your                                       Forest. 620-792-8000.
495        offers      stable                                      for information. Benefits            disabilities      in      their            Apply At:                                                    apartments and duplexes
employment       with    good      Experienced Heavy Duty                                               residences. Duties include                                             resume to
                                                                   and Uniforms after 90 days.                                               Venture Corporation               Follow our vacant position       for rent. Office at 2015        RETAIL Office Space For
benefits. This position is         Mechanic to work on                                                  helping        with      meal                                                                           Forest Ave St. 205 or call      Rent at 1009 Williams! App.
                                   various     trucks      and     Pre-Employment        Drug                                                 214 South 281 Hwy.               listing at
open         until      filled.                                    Testing Required. E.O.E.             preparation,         personal           Great Bend, KS.                                                 us at 620-792-8000. Most        680s.f. including 1 restroom
Applications are available at      equipment. (Own tools                                                grooming,             general                                          <<career opportunities<<
                                                                                                                                                                               job postings.                    properties fully remodeled      and excellent store front
the School District Office,        preferred) Great benefit        OPERATOR I - Barton                  housekeeping               and    TEACHER Aide in CKMC                                                  in past few years. Full time    window.        For      more
120 East 6th Street,               package. To apply send          County           accepting           attending          community      Child Care Center, 3:30pm
Larned, Ks. 67550. EOE             job history with references     applications for Operator I          activities. Current driver’s      to 6:30pm Mon-Fri. This is           Help Wanted- MEDICAL             maintenance staff. Most         information call 620-793-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                pets welcome. You can also
                                   to: Box C-3, %GB Tribune,       for Road and Bridge                  license/good driving record,      a     great   summer    job            CHEYENNE MEADOWS               get online with us at:
MAKE a puppy happy ... find        P.O. Box 228, Great Bend,       Department until position            automobile insurance, own         opportunity.      Must be                   Living Center           Property Business
him a boy. Use the Classifieds.    KS. 67530                       is filled. Operates heavy            transportation & telephone        flexible, warm and caring                   in Hoisington
                                                                                                                                          with children. Exp. in early         is looking for enthusiastic      TWO-BEDROOM,         large      1912 -11th. Warehouse,
                                                                   equipment,           hauls           are basic requirements.
                                                                                                                                          childhood       development          RN’s and LPN’s who enjoy         rooms, close to Community       Office Area, Restroom.
     PA OR ARNP WANTED                                             materials, removes snow,
                                                                   etc.     Must have valid
                                                                                                        Additional requirement is a
                                                                                                        positive      team      spirit.   preferred. Apply to:                 working with the elderly.        Bank, 2219 -16th St.,           5,000s.f.,
   RUSH COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL                                   Kansas     CDL     driver's          Employees are subject to          Central Kansas Medical               These      openings    are       $369.00. Appliances, w/d
                                                                   license.        Successful           random        drug      tests.    Center, 3515 Broadway,               especially     good     for      hookups, trash paid, no         Services
    is searching for an energetic, self-starter mid-level                                                                                 Great Bend, KS 67530                 someone looking for part         pets. 620-792-2354 or 786-
                                                                   applicant must pass drug             Competitive pay; excellent
  practitioner, PA or ARNP. This practitioner will join a          screen. Application, job             benefits.       New added         Phone(620)786-6186                   time or flexible schedule.       0380.                             STIHL CHAINSAWS:
   team of two physicians. The practitioner will cover             description               ˆ          benefit: $250 bonus, -            Fax(620)786-6380                     Come by 272 W. Cheyenne                                               #1 Worldwide.
   ER call; see clinic patients, and nursing home resi-            Administrator's     Office,          paid after completion of          E:                                   or call Doris at 620-653-        Rentals- Buildings                 CARR Auto-Electric
                                                                   1400 Main, Room 107,                 initial training and work   4141.                            40X60 Insulated Building,        620-285-6951, LARNED
  dents. RCMH offers a comparable package including                                                                              EOE
   medical insurance, vacation, sick leave, and retire-            Great     Bend,   Kansas,            placement,      -paid    after
                                                                                                                                                                               HEALTHY Hearts Nursing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                3    -12’  doors,    Office,    Situations Wanted
                                                                   67530. (620) 793-1800 or             completion of introductory        THE Highland Hotel is                                                 Restroom, Large fenced in
   ment. Please submit CV to Jim Turnbull at RCMH,                 toll free 1-877-419-7171.            period.          Apply      at:                                        Services -an expanding           yard.                           ADULT        male     needs
                                                                                                                                          currently          accepting         agency- looking for quality                                      sleeping room for summer
            PO Box 520, LaCrosse, KS 67548,                        Application available at             Rosewood Services, 384 N.         applications     for     the                                          Excellent         location.
     Phone 785-222-2545, or                       Washington, Great Bend;                                                RN’s,    LPN’s,    CMA’s,        $550/mth.    620-793-6414,      months. Have references.
                                                                                                                                          positions of server, cashier         CNA’s. Call: Brenda or                                           Call 620-868-0251
                                                                   EOE.                                 793-5888. EEOE-m/f/v/d            and bus person in our                                                 620-793-5644
                                                                                                                                                                               Dawnelle 785-462-2408                                            WOULD you like your
                                                                                                                                          restaurant. Only individuals
                                                                                                                                                                               OPENINGS for Full-Time           NEW shop space for rent,        homes or offices cleaned?
     Larned HealthCare Center                                             RUSH COUNTY
                                                                                                                                          who are outgoing, possess
                                                                                                                                          strong work ethics and are           CNA's or CMA’s. Looking          1250 sq. ft. Bathroom,          Experienced,     reasonable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                heated, 10x10 overhead          rates. Call: 620-793-5299
                      1114 W. 11th                                                                                                        willing to provide excellent         for caring, compassionate,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                door. 12 month lease. $400/
                    Larned, KS 67550                                    MEMORIAL HOSPITAL                                                 customer service need
                                                                                                                                          apply. Applications may be
                                                                                                                                                                               dependable       applicants.
                                                                                                                                                                               Apply in person: Riverbend       month. (620)792-9690.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sportsman Items
                      620-285-6914                                     WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR TEAM                              picked up at the front desk          Assisted    Living,    3820      RETAIL/OFFICE
  If you are energetic and love to work with the elderly,              • FULL-TIME NIGHT SHIFT RN ACUTE CARE UNIT                         at 3017 W. 10th Street. No           Broadway or call Annie or        N. Kansas Street, 3600 s.f.
                                                                       • PT & FT CNA OR CMA IN LTC FOR NIGHT SHIFT                        phone calls please. EOE              Connie 620-792-7017.             and    8000s.f.  available.
  then we want you to be a part of our team. We cur-                   • CNA ACUTE CARE UNIT                                                                                                                    Moore           Properties,
                                                                                                                                          THE Law Office of Watkins               SIGN-ON BONUSES!
  rently have positions open for the following:                       NEW PAY SCALE, HEALTH, DENTAL, AND                                                                         Now hiring RNs, LPNs,          (620)792-5251
                                                                                                                                          Calcara, Chtd. is hiring a
                                                                            ETO PLUS OTHER BENEFITS                                       full-time legal assistant.                   and CNAs.                Rentals- Houses
       F.T. and/or P.T. RN or LPN                                                                                                         Responsibilities     include           ALL shifts are available!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                GT       “Kustom     Kruiser
                                                                          CONTACT: Jim Turnbull at RCMH,                                                                                                                                        Roadster”.       Blackcherry
              for 2-10 shift                                                                                                              word     processing,       file        Contact DeeDee Brull at        1425 -16TH, 2 bedroom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                metal flake paint. $195.00.
                                                                           PO Box 520, La Crosse, KS 67548.                               management,             filing         Great Bend Health and          with garage. New carpet
            MDS Coordinator                                           Call 785-222-2545 or                          documents with the courts               Rehabilitation Center         and paint. $375/rent. Call
                                                                                                                                          and      handling      office             1560 K-96 Hwy.              620-793-7738
                                                                                                                                          correspondence. Applicant                 Great Bend, KS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                BRICK       2      bedroom,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Vehicles- Cars
                                                                                                                                          must be a self-starter and                (620) 792-2448.
     Pathways ResCare is searching for full/part                             PATIENT RESOURCE CLERK                                       work well with others.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                appliances, $350/rent +
  time community living trainers to serve adults                    Clara Barton Hospital has a position for a full time                  Computer         experience          Lawn & Garden                    deposit. 1 year lease. 2415
  with developmental disabilities in homes                                                                                                                                                                      -11th, 620-792-7612, 620-
                                                                    PATIENT RESOURCE CLERK with our Rural Health Clinic in                required as well as the              SNAPPER      riding  lawn        792-2209
  located in St. John, Macksville, Larned &                                                                                               ability to prioritize and            mower- 33”, 12-1/2 hp with
  Great Bend areas. Starting pay is $6.45 an                        Hoisington.                                                           manage multiple projects in          double bag grass catcher.        CHARMING 2 story with
                                                                    Position is primarily responsible for preauthorizing insur-           a busy environment. Hours            48” mower- 23hp 3 bag            wrap around front porch, 6      1984 Chevrolet Caprice
  hour during training, then $7.50 an hour after                                                                                                                                                                                                Classic, 4 door, 109,800
  you go into a home to work.                                       ance, coding ancillary service orders, managing medical               are Monday - Friday, 8:00            grass catcher 620-793-           bedrooms,      2     baths,
                                                                                                                                          a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please             2291                             basement, fenced yard,          miles, new tires, nice car.
     Pathway is also taking applications for                        record releases, as well as answering telephones, taking                                                                                                                    $1,700.00 620-792-4702
                                                                                                                                          submit resume along with                                              oversized garage, 2 CH/CA
  home health sides. Starting pay is $6.45 during                   messages and scheduling patient appointments as needed.
                                                                                                                                          salary     history       and         Miscellaneous - Sale             units, hardwood floors, oak
  training, and then $8.50 after training is                        This position works very closely with our RHC Billing                 references to: 1321 Main,                                             trim. Many nice features!       1990 Ford Bronco II 4x4
                                                                                                                                                                               ELLINWOOD USD 355 will
  completed. Must have clean background, Valid                      Office.                                                               Suite 300, Great Bend,               be accepting closed bids         Totally renovated.    2535      Dependable, runs good,
  drivers license.                                                  Qualified applicants will possess excellent verbal and writ-          Kansas between the hours             on the following items until     Forest. 620-786-9888            good body/tires, $1,500.00
     Pathways ResCare Ks, is searching for a                        ten communication skills, effective multi-tasking skills,             of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.           noon, May 11, 2007 at the                                        620-982-4835,     620-617-
                                                                                                                                          and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.                                            HOISINGTON: 622 E. 5th,         5335
  Case Manager. This position oversees delivery                     attention to detail and a commitment to customer service.                                                  District Office, 300 N.          Nice 2 bedroom with
  of consumer support services for assigned                                                                                               Monday - Friday.                     Schiller:                                                        2005 Honda CRV, 27,000K,
                                                                    Previous experience in a high volume medical office and                                                                                     garage.         $325/rent,
  location. also ensures compliance with                            ICD-9 coding experience is required. Experience with                      TRANSCRIPTIONIST                                                  $175/deposit.    620-653-       100,000 mile extended
  regulatory requirements through quality                                                                                                 for      our     Radiology           *2- Swing Sets                   0193, 620-793-6492              warranty.     620-587-3439
                                                                    Medical Manager and Code Correct software is preferred.                                                         w/Slide Attached                                            after 5:30 p.m.
  assurance activities. Requirements are an                                                                                               department. Knowledge of
                                                                     Please call (620) 653-2114 x 312, or mail resume to                  medical        terminology           *Jungle Gym Climber              SPRING INTO A NEW                    BUY‘EM RIGHT
  Associates degree, plus 2-1/2 years experiences                   250 W. 9th, Hoisington, KS 67544                                                                           *Merry-Go Round                  HOME      WITH       MOSES
                                                                                                                                          required. Flexible on-site                                                                                   AUTO SALES
  in this field. Valid drivers license, clean                                                                                                                                                                   PROPERITES.         1,2,3,4,5        TRUCKS, VANS,
                                                                    Attn: Gloria Walsh        CBH is an EOE.                              hours possible. Apply to:
  background checks. Mail letters of application                                                                                          Central Kansas Medical               Items may be viewed              bedroom houses for rent.         SUV’S,CARS. See pictures,
  and resume to Carol Chinn, 2317 Washington,                               your friend for                                                                                    during regular business          Office at 2015 Forest Ave           prices & mileage @
  Great Bend, KS 67530 EOE/M/F/D/V
                                                                                                             LIFE                         Center, 3515 Broadway,
                                                                                                                                          Great Bend, KS 67530
                                                                                                                                          Phone (620)786-6186 Fax
                                                                                                                                                                               hours by calling 620-564-
                                                                                                                                                                               2750. Equipment MUST be
                                                                                                                                                                               removed no earlier than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                St. 205 or call us at 620-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                792-8000. Most properties
                                                                                                                                                                                                                fully remodeled in past few

                                                                                                                                                                               Wednesday, May 23, 2007          years.         Full      time   Vehicles- Motorcycles
                                                                                                                                                         and no later than Saturday,      maintenance staff. Most         1997     Honda     Shadow
                    ResCare Kansas                                                                      Hospital
                                                                                                                                          EOE                                  May 26th, 2007.
                                                                                                                                                                               USD 355 Reserves the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                pets welcome. You can also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                get online with us at:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                VLX600. 15,000 miles. Like
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                new. $2,600.00 or best offer
                                                                                       250 West 9th, Hoisington, KS (620) 653-2114        TRUCK Driver needed.                 right to reject any or all       Call: 620-899-3384 or 620-
   For more information, contact Carol Chinn 620-793-8501                                                                                 Please call 620-285-5182.            offers.                          We now offer rent-to-own.       899-3779
                                                                                                                          GREAT BEND (Kan.) TRIBUNE — WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2007 — 11

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                               Bierocks, fresh from the oven

A ‘taste’ of Kansas history
 Santa Fe Trail Days inspire look at
 recipes that flavored the Heartland
   With the Santa Fe Trail Days coming up,        minutes. Serve immediately, with lots of          Domestic Long Hair, Black/White              Litter of 3, 2 Blk, 1 Grey          Chihuahua -X, Adult
this seems a good time in the “Local Flavor”      butter.                                                Full Grown, Female                            2 months old                       Female
section to examine some of the recipes that         If you are lucky it will serve 4 or 5.
have given this region its particular flavor.     Generally one or two can demolish this dish.
Many of these are staples of the area. These                       Apple Fritters
recipes come from the Web site,                                   By Katie Shortell and should sound             Beat 2 eggs light with pint sweet milk. Add
familiar to many of us. Once again, enjoy,        1 teaspoon salt, 2 cups sifted flour, 1 pint
and have fun cooking. Don’t forget to share       peeled and sliced apples.
your own recipes and stories!                       Beat hard.
                     Bierocks                       Drop by spoonfuls in hot fat, drain, and
                   by Dale Don                    dredge with powdered sugar.
   This past weekend my cousin found my                         Cornbread stuffing
long-deceased grandmother's bierock recipe                (courtesy of
which the Brack clan brought over from              We like a good bread-and-raisin-and-apple
Schoefeldt on the Volga to Otis, Kan., in         stuffing with a roast bird, but sometimes we
1866. We’ve spent a couple of days dis-           buy a smoked turkey from the local Hutterite           Dachshud, Full Grown                       Schnauzer, Silver            Basset -X puppy, 6 months
cussing the reunions when grandmother             colony, and it just seems like some other                    Female                                 3 years, male                       Female
spent two days making these German bie-           taste goes better with the smoked bird. So we
rocks. This is not what is sold in the stores     adapt the southern standard, cornbread stuff-             ice
around Kansas.                                    ing, to the purpose. You’ll notice that parts       1/2 Pr Fee
   This handwritten note by Grandma Brack         of this recipe get a little ambiguous, because          ion
was sent to a granddaughter, probably 40          making stuffing is that sort of affair.            Adopt
years ago, but in pretty clear handwriting:         Batch of cornbread, baked at least a day
   1 1/2 lbs hamburger (lean)                     earlier
   3 lbs cabbage                                    10 slices of white bread, dry
   Salt and pepper to taste                         Anout 5 cups chicken stock
   1/2 cup Crisco                                   1 onion, chopped
   1 large onion                                    2 stalks of celery, diced
   Bake at 375 degrees 25 minutes or until          2 chili peppers, diced
they’re brown                                       10 slices of bacon
   Cut cabbage and onions fine, put Crisco in       4 eggs
large kettle over deepwell (if your stove has       Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees                   Miniature Pincher -X, Adult           Domestic Long Hair, Full Grown
one) or in a fairly large covered pot. Add salt     Assemble the cornbread and white bread,                    Male, CPI*                               Female
and pepper and steam for about 30 minutes         dry them out, crumble in a large bowl.                                                                                      Thank you to everyone
over medium heat.
   While this is cooking — put hamburger in
skillet over low heat — break it up with fork
                                                    Fry the bacon crisp and remove it from the
                                                    Cook the onion, celery, anc chili peppers
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and stir often until it changes color — do not    in the bacon fat.                                             Fleas, Flies & Mosquitoes                                      hard to make Paws in
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them together and cook in same pot for            a slotted spoon and put them into the bread
another 20 minutes — then taste if it needs
more seasoning, add more to your own taste.
                                                  mixing bowl.
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                                                    Crumble the bacon in, too.
That’s all there is to the filling.
   As for the dough, do use the package roll
                                                    Season with salt, pepper, sage, and unless
                                                  some of your guests are from Minnesota,            VETERINARY ASSOCIATES                                                    Everyone who attended
mix — I have used it. I’ll try and give you
my recipe: I use potato water. Cook one
                                                    Beat the eggs and mix them in.
                                                                                                              2900 Main         792-2551 Great Bend                               had lots of fun!
potato, mash it and whatever liquid is left I       Add the chicken stock, making a sloppy
use as part of the liquid. Mash potato real       mix.
fine, and the water should be about 2 cups.                                                                                                                                    Available for Adoption
   Scald one cup of milk, add to water, dis-
                                                    Put the mix into baking dishes and bake
                                                  for about 45 minutes.
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solve. Add one package of dry yeast with 1/2                         Bison Stew                                       David McMillon, D.V.M.
cup water. Now you have 2 1/2 cups of liq-                (courtesy of                          “Your Other Family Doctor”
uid, keep them all warm in large pan. Add           Ingredients:
1/3 cup sugar, 1/2 cup Crisco, 1/2 tablespoon
salt, 1 egg well beaten, and last flour — (it
                                                    Pound or more bison meat, cubed                  Flea & Tick Season is Starting
                                                    Cup or more red wine
takes between 8-9 cups of flour). Mix all of        Flour                                                    FrontLine Applications
this and work it well, a little more or less of
the flour is ok. If it sticks a little to your
                                                    Oil                                                      Should Be Started Now
hands it’s ok — I like the dough not too stiff,     Potatoes                                                  M-F 8 a.m.-12 Noon & 1-5:30 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-12 Noon
it makes it softer when baked if it isn’t too       Large onion                                            S. Hwy. 281 Hoisington • (620) 653-2862
stiff.                                              Bulb of garlic
   When you have your dough mixed, keep it          Carrots                                                                                                                   Handsome young, male
                                                    Large can diced tomatoes
in a warm place, let it raise about double in
                                                    Seasonings: salt, pepper, marjoram, thyme,                                                                                 shorthaired black cat
size, then punch it down and then the second
time it comes up it’s ready to make the bie-      parsley, lovage
rocks. Roll it out and then cut it square, a        Other vegetables (green beans, turnips,                                                                                   HUMANE SOCIETY HOURS:
five by five square, pinch them together,         whatever) as you like                                                                                                         Mon-Fri 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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place cut side down over greased cookie             Instructions:                                                                                                                  LOCATION: 1 Mile South
sheet. That will take about one large table-        Season the cubed meat and dust it with                                                                                     Of the River Bridge On U.S. 281
spoon of filling. The less dough one uses, the    flour.                                                                                                                        TELEPHONE: (620) 792-4297

better they are.                                    Sear the meat quickly in a skillet of oil,
           Helen Boltz’s Spoon Bread              then turn off the heat.                                                                                                             COUPON
                   By Liz Boltz                     Add red wine enough to drown the meat,
                                                  cover, and let sit overnight.                                                            Nels N. Lindberg, DVM
   Helen Boltz’s spoon bread is the best that                                                       622 McKinley Great Bend
Kansas cooking has to offer:                        Next morning, cut the vegetables into the                                                Matt C. Fehr, DVM
   1 qt milk                                      crockpot (the garlic I put in as whole
   1 cup cornmeal                                 cloves), season them.
   1 1/2 t. salt
   2 T butter
                                                    Dump the tomatoes and the meat from the
                                                  skillet on top.
                                                                                                    KATHERINE MOUNTAIN, DVM
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   4 eggs
   Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F. Heat milk
and gradually stir in cornmeal mixed with
                                                    Cook all day, stirring now and then if
                                                  you're nervous.
                                                    The same recipe also makes a wonderful
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12                  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2007

 CEO says Boeing ‘turned corner’
                                                                                                                                                        BUSINESS BRIEFS
 in ’06, to overtake Airbus soon                                                                                       Consumer spending shows                               spin off regional feeder carrier Comair.
                                                                                                                                                                               Grinstein, 74, said in an interview during a
                                                                                                                       small gains in March                                  bankruptcy exit celebration at Delta’s headquar-
   CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing Co. Chief                    record $615 million following a three-year                                                                             ters that he expects choosing a successor for him
Executive Jim McNerney said Monday the                investigation into its defense contracting prac-                   WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending                 to be the first priority for the board. He said he
aerospace company “turned the corner” in              tices.                                                           rose at the weakest pace in five months in            believes the board, which consists of seven new
2006 and is on pace to overtake rival Airbus as          McNerney told shareholders that last year                     March as a surge in gasoline prices left shoppers     members, will spend May getting acquainted
the world’s largest commercial airplane maker         was “a year in which we turned the corner and                    with little left over for other items.                with the candidates and make a decision some-
within a year.                                        positioned ourselves for a very exciting                           The Commerce Department reported Monday             time after that.
   McNerney spoke at the company’s annual             future.” He said 2007 is “off to a good clean                    that consumer spending on all items was up 0.3
shareholders meeting at a time when Boeing is         start.”                                                          percent last month, the slowest increase since a      Virginia company to sell
enjoying almost unparalleled success in its              Boeing surpassed Airbus in plane orders in                    similar rise in October. That lackluster gain
commercial aircraft and defense businesses            2006, but the European company delivered                         came even though personal incomes rose by a           offshore oil business to Italian
and distancing itself from the scandals of            more aircraft and held its position as the                       healthy 0.7 percent last month.
recent years.                                         world’s top airplane manufacturer.                                 The spending performance in March was               firm
   After posting a 2006 profit of $2.2 billion           Asked in a media session afterward when                       even weaker when the effects of higher gasoline
amid a 15 percent jump in revenue to $61 bil-         Boeing would reclaim the No. 1 spot,                             prices were removed. After adjusting for price           RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion
lion, the Chicago-based company last week             McNerney said: “The math would say end of                        increases, consumer spending actually fell by         Resources Inc. said Monday it plans to sell its
beat Wall Street’s projections with a 27 percent      this year, beginning of next.”                                   0.2 percent in March, the poorest showing since       offshore U.S. oil and natural gas business to a
rise in first-quarter earnings and 8 percent             But he declined an opportunity to take a pot-                 September 2005 when the economy was suffer-           subsidiary of Italian energy company Eni SpA for
higher sales.                                         shot at the rival airplane maker, whose lengthy                  ing the aftershocks of Hurricane Katrina.             about $4.76 billion.
   Much of its momentum is due to a flood of          delays with its superjumbo A380 sent many                                                                                 The deal with Eni Petroleum Co. includes
                                                                                                                                                                             about 967 billion cubic feet equivalent of natural
orders for the more fuel-efficient new 787. The
first 787 is scheduled to be unveiled on July 8
                                                      orders to Boeing instead.
                                                         “They have gone through some difficulties
                                                                                                                       Verizon first quarter earnings                        gas and oil reserves in the Gulf of Mexico, about
— the calendar equivalent of 7-8-7 — with the         the last couple of years, but we’ve had times in                 plummet by nearly nine                                15 percent to 18 percent of Dominion’s total
                                                                                                                                                                             proved reserves. Average daily production in
initial test flight planned in late summer.           our history where we’ve run into difficulties.
   The annual meeting was noteworthy for              I’m convinced they’ll get through them and                       percent                                               2006 was about 503 million cubic feet, Dominion
being largely devoid of the troublesome issues        they’re going to be the formidable competitor                                                                          said.
that have dogged the company in recent years,         they’ve been over the last couple of decades,”                     NEW         YORK        (AP)     —       Verizon       The sale is part of the Richmond energy com-
such as ethics scandals and CEO turnover.             McNerney said.                                                   Communications Inc.’s first-quarter earnings fell     pany’s previously announced plan to refocus on
Boeing helped hasten the end of the ethics               “I don’t exult in their difficulties at all,” he              8.4 percent to $1.5 billion as strong showings in     its electric generation and energy distribution,
clamor by agreeing to pay the government a            said..                                                           the cell phone business and the crucial FiOS          transmission, storage and retail operations.
                                                                                                                       Internet and TV initiative were offset by the loss    Proceeds of the deal will be used to reduce debt,
                                                                                                                       of income from assets the company sold over the       buy back shares and to acquire other energy
Weekday circulation at daily papers                                                                                    past year.
                                                                                                                         The profit reported Monday also was hurt by a
                                                                                                                       larger-than-expected loss of traditional tele-
                                                                                                                                                                             assets, the company said in a statement.

                                                                                                                                                                             Tyson shows strong profit
                                                                                                                       phone customers to cable TV companies and
 falls by more than two percent                                                                                        other rival providers, but the bottom line edged
                                                                                                                       most Wall Street forecasts.
                                                                                                                                                                             despite declining exports
                                                                                                                         The profit for the first three months of 2007          LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods
   NEW YORK (AP) —                 up 0.6 percent.                           not yet resumed reporting.                amounted to 51 cents per share. In the same peri-     Inc., the world’s largest meat company, said
Weekday circulation at U.S.           The Dallas Morning News,                  The Sun-Times’ parent com-             od last year, before Verizon’s spinoff of its phone   Monday it swung to a profit of $68 million in the
daily newspapers fell 2.1 per-     owned by Belo Corp., posted               pany had previously been                  directories business and another asset sale, earn-    latest quarter.
cent in the latest six-month       a 14.3 percent decline to                 known        as      Hollinger            ings totaled $1.63 billion, or 56 cents per share.       Tyson had lost $127 million, 37 cents per
reporting period, according to     411,919, reporting for the first          International Inc., run by the            The latest results included a loss of 5 cents per     share, in the same period a year ago. Its profit of
figures released Monday, in        time since being censured in              now-deposed press baron                   share on the forced divestiture of Verizon’s stake    19 cents per share beat expectations of analysts
the latest sign that people are    2004 for misstating its circu-            Conrad Black, and is now                  in a Venezuelan telecommunications company            surveyed by Thomson Financial, who projected a
turning to the Internet and        lation figures. The newspaper             known as the Sun-Times                    as the government there nationalized assets.          profit of 11 cents per share on revenue of $6.4 bil-
other media for news.              is the 11th-largest in the U.S.,          Media Group Inc.                                                                                lion.
   Comparable figures for          according to the report.                     Newspaper circulation has                                                                       Tyson had sales of $6.5 billion for January-
Sunday newspapers fell 3.1            Belo said in a statement that          been declining steadily for               Delta Airlines emerges from                           March fiscal second quarter, compared with $6.3
percent for the six months         about half of the decline was             years amid changing reader                                                                      billion a year before.
ended in March, according to       due to a decision to cut back             habits and the emergence of               bankruptcy with new outlook                              The company also revised its earnings guid-
the Newspaper Association of       the circulation area of the               other media for news, particu-                                                                  ance for the fiscal year, saying it expects a profit
America, an industry group.        newspaper to within about                 larly 24-hour cable TV news                  ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines Inc.                of 65 cents to 90 cents per share. Tyson’s previ-
The calculations are based on      100 miles of Dallas as well as            and the Internet.                         waved farewell to bankruptcy protection               ous profit estimate was for a profit of 50 cents to
reports that newspapers deliv-     reductions in third-party cir-               However, the average                   Monday and put down a welcome mat for a               80 cents per share.
er to the Audit Bureau of          culation.                                 weekday decline of 2.1 per-               redesigned logo after surviving a hostile                Tyson President and Chief Executive Officer
Circulations.                         Newsday, based in New                  cent in the latest period was             takeover bid during a 19 1/2-month reorganiza-        Dick Bond said the company is improving on all
   Performance was mixed           York’s Long Island, had a 6.9             not as steep as the fall of 2.8           tion that saw it shed billions in costs.              fronts.
among the 10 largest newspa-       percent decline to 398,231.               percent reported for the six-                The board of directors of the Atlanta-based           Concerns over mad cow disease led Japan,
pers, with several showing         That paper, owned by Tribune              month period ended in                     company will now turn its attention to picking a      South Korea and other countries to stop imports
declines of 2 percent to 4 per-    Co., had also previously been             October, or the six months                new leader to replace outgoing Chief Executive        of U.S. beef. Japan is again buying U.S. cattle,
cent and a few showing gains,      censured for misstating circu-            ended in March 2006, when                 Gerald Grinstein and deciding whether to sell or      but only those 20 months or younger.
most notably The New York          lation but returned to report-            the decline was 2.5 percent.
Post, which is locked in a         ing circulation for the period               Many newspapers are
fierce competition with the        ended in March 2006. That                 attracting readers and adver-
New York Daily News.               paper is No. 12 in the U.S. for           tising dollars through their
   Those two papers had the        the last reporting period.                Web sites, but the growth in
largest gains among the major         The Chicago Sun-Times                  online revenues is generally
dailies, with the Post’s aver-     remains the only major news-              outweighed by declines in
age weekday circulation ris-       paper that had been censured              print advertising, which still
ing 7.6 percent over the same      by the Audit Bureau for mis-              makes up the vast majority of
period a year earlier, while the   statements in 2004 and has                newspapers’ business.
Daily News rose 1.4 percent.
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                                         WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2007                         picture and advancement can be yours. You can               PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Think about your
                                    THE LAST WORD IN ASTROLOGY                          make some changes at home that will make your           future and what you really want to do. Now is the time
                                             BY EUGENIA LAST                            place more user-friendly. This is a great day for       to make some changes to your home and to look at
                               CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Dwayne “the                change and starting something new. 4 stars              the possibilities that can develop should you decide
                          Rock” Johnson, 35; Christine Baranski, 55; David                  AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Be careful what you     to put some of your talents to work for you. Financial
                          Suchet, 61; Lesley Gore, 61                                   ask for. Someone will get the wrong impression, leav-   matters can be resolved. 5 stars
                               Happy Birthday: Be careful what you invest in this       ing you to deal with an emotional situation.                Birthday Baby: You are sensitive, loving and kind.
                          year. Back something that you can control, like your          Limitations and frustrations can be expected where      You are smart, charming and generous. You are a
                          own personal interests instead of someone else’s. An          relationships are concerned and having more than        crusader for justice and fair play.
                          emotional issue that has been hampering a partner-            one love interest is likely to confuse you. 2 stars
                          ship must be resolved. You are a little behind sched-
                          ule but, if you act fast and deal with matters head on,
GARFIELD                  you will get back on track. Your numbers are 14, 19,
                          23, 32, 36, 41
                               ARIES (March 21-April 19):You will get a lead that
                          you will have to pursue today. Whether it has to do
                          with learning, traveling or even taking an active role in
                          a group you find interesting, you must follow through.
                          A lifestyle change will enhance your life. 3 stars
                               TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t get pulled into a
                          difficult emotional situation. If you meddle, you will
                          bear the brunt of the blame. Being a good listener can
                          serve you well today and help you avoid trouble. 3
                               GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you can refrain from
                          letting your opinions lead the way, you will do much
                          better. Keeping an air of mystery will spare you some
                          responses you probably don’t want to hear. A rela-
BABY BLUES                tionship is likely to cause you some heartache. Focus
                          on helping others. 3 stars
                               CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t let negativity
                          hold you back. Recognize the opportunities and take
                          advantage of them. Your creative ability is at an all
                          time high and projects can be completed and pre-
                          sented. Expect rewards for your hard work. 5 stars
                               LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Someone may try to
                          weasel in on something you are doing. Protect your
                          interests by trusting no one but yourself to do what
                          needs to be done. Networking will pay off. 2 stars
                               VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t start a war at
                          home. You can get talks out of the way and resolve
                          issues but only if you are willing to keep things calm
                          and running smoothly. Compromise will be the key. 4
ZITS                           LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Consider where you
                          see yourself heading over the course of the next few
                          years. If there is something you can do or someone
                          you can align yourself with to fulfill those dreams,
                          start the ball rolling today. A unique spin will seal the
                          deal. 3 stars
                               SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Follow your own
                          path. Don’t let anyone lead you astray. Take your cre-
                          ative ideas and run with them. Try to maintain as
                          much control as possible without losing the deal. 3
                               SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):You will be privy
                          to secret information today that will enable you to
                          make money. Investments, winnings, settlements are
                          apparent but don’t be too outspoken. Someone will
                          be eager to talk you into doing something that will be
FOR BETTER OR WORSE       a waste of cash and time. 3 stars
                               CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Money is in the

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                                                   JUMBLE                                                              CROSSWORD
                                                                      THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
                                                                         by Henri Arnold and Mike Argirion

                          Unscramble these four Jumbles,
                          one letter to each square,
                          to form four ordinary words.


                                 ©2007 Tribune Media Services, Inc.
                                  All Rights Reserved.

BLONDIE                         AMLET



                                                                       Now arrange the circled letters
                                                                       to form the surprise answer, as
                                                                       suggested by the above cartoon.

                           A: THEY                                “                                    ”
                                                                              (Answers tomorrow)
                                             Jumbles: KETCH     CEASE       BUSILY      SYSTEM
                                             Answer: What the concert pianist considered his
                                                      piano — HIS “KEYS” TO SUCCESS


    Play the
                          The Cryptoquip is a substitution cipher in which one
     Sudoku               letter stands for another. If you think that X equals O,
                          it will equal O throughout the puzzle. Single letters,
                          short words and words using an apostrophe give you

                          clues to locating vowels. Solution is by trial and error.

       at                 THE LOCKHORNS
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                                                                                                                                               WORLD                BRIEFLY
                                                                                                          Bush vetoes troop withdrawal                                  From Phoenix to Detroit to Miami, thousands
                                                                                                                                                                     of people carried American flags in the streets.
                                                                                                          measure in historic showdown                                  Organizers say immigrants feel a sense of
                                                                                                                                                                     urgency to keep immigration reform from get-
                                                                                                          with Congress                                              ting pushed to the back burner by the 2008
                                                                                                                                                                     presidential elections.
                                                                                                             WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush                           “If we don’t act, then both the Democratic
                                                                                                          vetoed legislation to pull U.S. troops out of              and Republican parties can go back to their
                                                                                                          Iraq Tuesday night in a historic showdown                  comfort zones and do nothing,” said Angelica
                                                                                                          with Congress over whether the unpopular and               Salas, director of the Coalition for Humane
                                                                                                          costly war should end or escalate.                         Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. “They won’t
                                                                                                             In only the second veto of his presidency,              have the courage to resolve a major situation
                                                                                                          Bush rejected legislation that would require the           for millions of people.”
                                                                                                          first U.S. combat troops to be withdrawn from                 In Chicago, thousands of demonstrators car-
                                                                                                          Iraq by Oct. 1 with a goal of a complete pull-             ried American flags, signs and placards,
                                                                                                          out six months later.                                      including one that read, “We may not have it
                                                                                                             He vetoed the bill immediately upon his                 all together, but together we can have it all.”
                                                                                                          return to the White House from a visit to
                                                                                                          MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., the                 Rice says U.S. making
                                                                                                          headquarters of U.S. Central Command, which
                                                                                                          oversees military operations in the Middle                 progress in terror fight
                                                                                                          East, including Iraq.
                                                                                                                                                                     despite Iraq violence
                                                                          PAM MARTIN/Great Bend Tribune   U.S. officials urge caution                                   WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State
Trevlyn Detmer of Ellinwood, St. Joseph students Kaitlyn Wondra, Alex Hammeke, Jenna Oelke,
                                                                                                          over reports that al-Qaida in                              Condoleezza Rice claimed “considerable
                                                                                                                                                                     progress” in the global fight against terrorism
Gavin Vink and Kylie Birzer and the Rev. Charles Mazouch stand with the three quilts created              Iraq leader has been killed                                as she prepared Tuesday to ask skeptical Arab
by the school’s 67 students and Detmer. She supplied the materials and technical advice to                                                                           governments to do more and to underwrite
make the quilts, with Dwight and Beth Boese machine quilting the completed project.                         BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. and Iraqi officials                  democracy in Iraq.
                                                                                                          chased reports Tuesday that the leader of al-                 “There’s been some real progress on some
                                                                                                          Qaida in Iraq was killed by rivals north of
Quilts                                                                                                    Baghdad. But U.S. authorities urged caution
                                                                                                          and warned that even if the claim were true,
                                                                                                          the death of the shadowy Abu Ayyub al-Masri
                                                                                                                                                                     fronts and in other places the terrorists have
                                                                                                                                                                     continued to challenge democratic govern-
                                                                                                                                                                     ments,” Rice said when asked about a State
                                                                                                                                                                     Department report showing terrorist attacks
Continued from Page 1                             heat sets the color into the cloth.                     would likely not spell the end of the terror               worldwide shot up more than 25 percent last
                                                    After cutting fabric strips that frame the            movement in Iraq.                                          year.
group of quilters had donated 7,900 special blocks, Detmer sewed the blocks together                        Reports of al-Masri’s death first emerged                   “We’ll continue to fight that war. We’re mak-
quilts to wounded soldiers. A school for the with the strips, added a fabric back and a                   from the Interior Ministry, which said the al-             ing considerable progress,” Rice said.
deaf and blind even created Braille quilts for batting filler between the back and front.                 Qaida leader was gunned down by rivals in his                 The report Monday said terrorists killed 40
soldiers who had lost their sight.                Dwight and Beth Boese, who have a                       movement Tuesday at a bridge near Lake                     percent more people in 2006 than in 2005, par-
  “I felt prompted by the Holy Spirit,” she machine quilting business, volunteered to                     Tharthar just north of Baghdad, where the U.S.
said.                                             machine quilt the comforters together.                                                                             ticularly in Iraq where extremists used chemical
                                                                                                          military believes al-Qaida operates training               weapons and suicide bombers to target crowds.
  The challenge was com-                                            Detmer then bound the                 camps.
ing up with a way for the                                           edges.                                                                                              The grim findings on violence in Iraq are
                                     Quilts of Valor Project                                                Later, however, ministry spokesman Brig.                 expected to underscore the difficulty for Rice
students to make quilts.         Donations of lap- and twin-size      The quilts will remain on           Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf said al-Masri’s
  “She called me and asked quilts for wounded soldiers will display in the school library                                                                            as she heads to Egypt for meetings later this
                                                                                                          death had not been confirmed. Another senior               week with Iraq’s Arab and Iranian neighbors
if there was a way to get         be mailed to a U.S. Military      until June 9, when they will          official, Maj. Gen. Hussein Kamal, told The
kids to make the blocks,” Hospital. The quilts will be dis- be moved to the St. Joseph                                                                               and outside backers.
                                                                                                          Associated Press that “we are trying to inves-
said Detmer, an avid quil- played at the St. Joseph Parish Parish Center for display                      tigate and confirm the report.”
ter. “At first I thought of       Center on June 9 during the       during the Santa Fe Trail               Other Iraqi officials said word of the pur-              Giuliani assails Chavez
pieced blocks.”                 Santa Fe Trail Marker Centennial Marker Centennial Cele-                  ported death came from an informant and that               despite his law firm’s ties to
  However, teaching all of       Celebration and then shipped.      bration.                              efforts were under way to retrieve the body.
the students to sew and put                                           “I think leaving them up            They spoke on condition of anonymity                       Venezuelan leader
them together would have                                            (at the library) helps them           because the information is sensitive.
taken too much time. Then she thought of a absorb what they’ve done and the meaning,”                                                                                  WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candi-
crayon media technique her quilt group had Roth said.
been studying.                                      After learning of the program, Detmer’s               United States immigrants to                                date Rudy Giuliani, whose law firm represents
                                                                                                                                                                     an American subsidiary of a Hugo Chavez-
  “It’s an old process revisited,” she said.      quilting group decided to donate three quilts.          take to the streets                                        controlled oil company, said Tuesday that the
  Detmer cut the blocks and backed them The women are soliciting more lap- and                                                                                       socialist Venezuelan president is dangerous to
with paper, making them stiff enough for twin-size quilts to send to wounded soldiers.                      LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angry over recent                     U.S. interests.
students to easily color. After the students They will be displayed at the Parish Center,                 raids and frustrated with Congress, thousands                In a speech to Hispanic small business lead-
colored their designs, she removed the paper along with the school quilts, then all will be               of people protested across the country Tuesday             ers, the Republican brought up Chavez while
backing and ironed each block after placing shipped out later in June, comforting wound-                  to demand a path to citizenship for an estimat-            discussing ways the United States could
a paper towel over the crayon drawing. The ed soldiers in need.                                           ed 12 million illegal immigrants.                          become free from its reliance on foreign oil.

Continued from Page 1             Oetken said. “This fits right      Allison declaring Tuesday
                                  in.”                               Change Something Day.
changed their dining plans          “This is really a good idea,”      According to the KHF, the
and headed downtown.              Dowson said.                       idea is that small changes in
  The pair usually stroll           Also taking part was a           the lives of Kansans can add
around Great Bend Middle          group of fourth graders from       up to big benefits. That’s the
School, where they both           Jefferson Elementary School.       focus of this public motiva-
work, over the lunch hour.        Great Bend City Council            tion campaign designed to
Now, they said they may           member Allene Owen attend-         promote good nutrition and
make additional changes.          ed, reading a mayoral procla-      physical activity among
  “I’m trying to lose weight,”    mation signed by Mayor Mike        Kansas adults and children.

Continued from Page 1             was first announced in             that Buckingham’s all-cash
                                  December 2006. At that time,       offer represents an attractive
  This is similar to the 1989     Buckingham acquired all the        premium to our current trad-
arrangement Fuller had with       outstanding shares of CPAC         ing price.”
the City of Great Bend when       for approximately $42.8 mil-         The Company’s global
the city issued $6 million in     lion, plus the assumption of       headquarters is expected to
industrial revenue bonds and      approximately $6.7 million in      remain in Leicester. The
used the money to purchase        debt.                              Company has no immediate
the building which Fuller then      CPAC’s Board of Directors        plans to change management
leased from the city. Gros said   has unanimously approved           or current employment levels
those have been paid off by       the merger agreement.              at CPAC or its subsidiaries.
Buckingham and Fuller               “After careful analysis, our       Established in 1969, CPAC
bought the facility back from     Board of Directors has unani-      manages holdings in two
the city for $100.                mously endorsed this transac-      industries. The Fuller Brands
  “We then turned around and      tion as being in the best inter-   segment and the CPAC
sold it,” Gros said. “It’s        est of our shareholders, said      Imaging segment, which
another way of borrowing          CPAC’s Chairman of the             develops and markets innova-
money.”                           Board and Chief Executive          tive Imaging chemicals,
  The sale of Leicester, NY-      Officer       Thomas         N.    equipment, and supplies at
based CPAC to Buckingham          Hendrickson. “We believe           seven operations worldwide.                          Our experts can help keep you on the move.
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