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					                                                                                                                 Cheyenne County students
                                                                                                                                                    Thursday, February 28, 2008                 Saint Francis Herald 3

                                                                                                                 experience nursing first hand
                                                                                                                      By Karen Krien
                                                                                                               Three Cheyenne County high
                                                                                                            school students traveled to Hays
                                                                                                            on Wednesday and Thursday to at-
                                                                                                            tend the Nightingale Experience, a
                                                                                                            nursing education program hosted
                                                                                                            by Fort Hays State University and
                                                                                                            Hays Medical Center.
                                                                                                               Elizabeth Gienger and Jami
                                                                                                            Pevler, both juniors at St. Fran-
                                                                                                            cis Community High School;
                                                                                                            and Naomi Reeh, a sophomore at
                                                                                                            Cheylin High School, Bird City,
                                                                                                            participated in the experience.
                                                                                                            The event, which is geared toward
                                                                                                            sophomores and juniors, included
                                                                                                            24 girls and one boy.
                                                                                                               The girls said they had planned
                                                                                                            to go into nursing but, after the
                                                                                                            experience, they were even more
                                                                                                            sure that this was what they want-
                                                                                                            ed to do.
                                                                                                               “It made me want to go into
                                                                                                            nursing even more,” Elizabeth
                                                                                                               Jami has been exposed to nurs-       ST. FRANCIS STUDENTS, Jami Pevler and Elizabeth
                                                                                                            ing for years as her mother is a
                                                                                                                                                    Gienger, share interest in a nursing career. Together, they
   HIDDEN MOTIVES, HIDDEN PASSAGES and a hidden persona — The nuns try to                                   registered nurse. Elizabeth has a
                                                                                                                                                    traveled to Hays to attend the Nightingale Experience.
   stay one-step ahead of the serial killer. ‘Murder Can Be Habit Forming’ is a comedy                      cousin who is in the nursing pro-
                                                                                                            gram and they had talked about it.                                             Herald staff photo by Karen Krien
   produced by On Stage Inc. It will be held at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on March 15 in the St.
   Francis Community High School auditorium.                              Herald staff photo by Karen Krien Naomi said her father had cancer        my” patient; they listened to       in the intensive care unit. Eliza-
                                                                                                            and her mother had taken care of        heart and lungs and saw a video     beth thought this was one area

New policy for hauling grain
                                                                                                            him. While he was sick, she had         of a live birth.                    where she really didn’t want to
                                                                                                            helped and this had triggered her de-     The students spent the night      work because there wasn’t much
                                                                                                            sire to go into the nursing field.      in the dorms but were up early      going on. Naomi said there were
                                                                                                               The university began the program     (6:30 a.m.) for a day of experi-    two people in the unit when she ob-

within the borders of Kansas
                                                                                                            around 10 years ago in an effort to     ence in Hays Medical Center.        served and one was in critical condi-
                                                                                                            persuade young people to go into          The girls remarked how ex-        tion, waiting to be flown to another
                                                                                                            nursing to help combat the shortage     cited they were and how nice        hospital. Jami was to follow the
                                                                                                            of nurses in Kansas and throughout      the hospital was. They followed     nurse in rehabilitation but said she
                                                                                                            the United States.                      nurses working in different ar-     saw little. Naomi was also able to
   Farmers will be happy to know regulations on most of our Kan- commerce.”                                    The first day the girls were on      eas. They watched surgery where     observe in the obstetrics department,
that when hauling grain within the sas farmers and ranchers.”               Congressman Moran worked campus, there was orientation                  they were cleaning the plaque       noting that there was only one baby
borders of Kansas, they will not be   The Commission was propos- with the Commission and state leg- and they innovated the air pas-                 out of arteries. Both Naomi and     and she was about ready to leave the
considered interstate commerce ing to consider the transporta- islators to develop a rule that is com- sage and gave IVs on a “dum-
                                                                                                                                                    Elizabeth were able to observe      hospital.

                                                                                                                 Papers have been
unless there is clear evidence tion of grain from a Kansas farm pliant with federal law while limit-
                                                                                                                                                                                           In all, there were 10 different
the shipper intends for the grain to a local elevator as interstate ing the impact on Kansas agricul-
                                                                                                                                                                                        areas where the students were
to leave the state.                 commerce since the grain may ture. The congressman is a member                                                                                      able to observe but the students
   Congressman Jerry Moran ultimately be sold to an out-of- of the House Agriculture Committee

                                                                                                                 filed for re-election
                                                                                                                                                                                        were divided and only able to
said the Kansas Corporation state buyer. Officials informed and the House Committee on Trans-
                                                                                                                                                                                        observe in a few different areas.
Commission (KCC) has re- the congressman that putting portation and Infrastructure.
                                                                                                                                                                                        They said they would like to go

                                                                         Masks are
leased a new policy regarding forth the rule was for compli-
                                                                                                                                                                                        back again.
its interpretation of interstate ance with federal rules, rather
                                                                                                                                                                                           Elizabeth has applied to work
commerce. Last week, he met than safety concerns.
                                                                                                               State Senator Ralph Ostmeyer,        the state.                          at the Cheyenne County Hospital

with the Commission to discuss        In the Commission’s docket
                                                                                                            R-Grinnell, has officially filed pa-      Sen. Ostmeyer is in his first     this summer. Jami said she doesn’t
regulations that affect farmers dated Feb. 19, it states: “Upon
                                                                                                            pers with the Kansas Secretary of       4-year term in the Kansas Sen-      plan to work at the hospital but,
hauling grain to local elevators. a review of the available facts
                                                                                                            State’s Office for reelection to the    ate. He is vice chair of the Sen-   when she graduates, go directly
The Commission then released and circumstances surrounding
its interpretation that commod- a farm to market commodity                                                  40th District Senate Seat.              ate Natural Resources Commit-       into nursing school. Naomi is con-
                                                                            The Masked Marvel will be at       “Today I’ve taken the first steps    tee and is on the Senate Com-       sidering volunteering at the Good
ity shipments within the borders shipment, if there is no clear ev- the Atwood High School audito-
                                                                                                            toward reelection,” Mr. Ost-            mittees on Agriculture; Edu-        Samaritan Village and possibly
of Kansas will not be consid- idence that the farmer-shipper’s rium at 3 p.m. on Sunday. This is
                                                                                                                                                                                        earning a certified nurse aide cer-
ered interstate commerce. This intent as respects the movement a Western Plains Arts Association meyer said. “It’s an honor to                      cation; and Federal and State
change means that many farm- of the items in commerce is one of program and admission will be by serve in the State Senate, and                     Affairs. He is also a member of
                                                                                                            I’m humbled by the support I            the Senate-House Joint Com-            They would like to follow up on
ers and ranchers who deliver ag- interstate transport, that intent shall season ticket or at the door.
                                                                                                            receive from the people in my           mittee on Administrative Rules      their experience in Hays and see
ricultural commodities to local not be inferred. For the purpose of         Visual artist Michael Cooper District. I hope they will see fit         and Regulations.                    if they might be able to observe in
grain elevators and sale barns this policy, intrastate carrier is de- performs a family show including
will not be subject to federal fined as a carrier who operates sole- mime and humor using a unique to send me back to represent                       The 40th Senate District in-      the county hospital and clinic.
                                                                                                            them on issues important to             cludes the counties of Chey-           The girls still have another year
regulations.                        ly in intrastate commerce and does variety of masks. Mr. Cooper’s                                                                                   before they graduate — plenty of
   “I am pleased the Commission not transport placardable quantities mission is to inspire ongoing cre- them, to our district and to the            enne, Decatur, Gove, Graham,
                                                                                                                                                                                        time to decide where they are go-
acted quickly to change its in- of hazardous materials. If the opera- ativity in his audience, not simply state as a whole.”                        Greeley, Lane, Logan, Ness,
                                                                                                               One of Sen. Ostmeyer’s main          Norton, Rawlins, Rooks, Scott,      ing to continue their education in
terpretation of this regulation,” tion is solely within the state of Kan- to provide momentary passive en-
                                                                                                            interests is Kansas energy po-          Sheridan, Sherman, Thomas,          nursing.
Congressman Moran said. “Had sas and the commerce engaged in tertainment.
this change not been made, it is solely within the state of Kansas,                                         tential. He supports the re-            Trego, Wallace and Wichita.
                                                                            This event is made possible in sponsible use of Kansas’ natu-
would have placed burdensome the shipment is considered intrastate part by the Kansas Arts Commis-
                                                                                                            ral resources while working to             Sen. Ostmeyer is a farmer/
                                                                          sion, a state agency and National develop alternative fuels and a         rancher. He and his wife, Kay,       COMPARE OUR
                                                                          Endowment for the Arts, a federal comprehensive energy plan for
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