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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The Abilene
Commission
approves
classic car
warehouse
By GREG DOERING
Greg.doering@abilene-rc.com
More history will be packed into
downtown Abilene in the coming
months after the Abilene City Com-
mission approved a conditional use
permit for
Dustin De-
Weese to
operate a
classic car
dealership
and ware-
house.
DeWeese
and Larry Dalton expect to be up an
running at 209 Texas St., when the
receive their dealers license from
the state in about a month.
For now, the groundwork is being
laid building out a website and stock-
ing up on inventory specializing
in 67 to 72 Chevy trucks.
Some improvements are also com-
ing to the building, according to De-
Weese.
Its a good, old brick building,
DeWeese said after Mondays regu-
lar commission meeting. It fts well
with what were doing.
DeWeese said the primary focus,
when warmer weather returns, will
be cleaning up the buildings north
side exterior and redoing the electri-
cal and lighting on the inside.
While the permit is for warehous-
ing cars that will be sold on the In-
ternet, DeWeese and Dalton envision
the building becoming a museum of
sorts.
How we do that, were not sure
yet, DeWeese said. Wed like it to
be something that everyone can en-
joy.
In addition to the classics stored in-
side, DeWeese said vintage signs will
also be used to decorate the interior.
I like the old downtown area, De-
Weese said. Who knows what kind
of fun we can have.
In other business Monday, com-
missioners approved a contract with
Pottberg, Gassman and Hoffman of
Manhattan for the citys annual audit
of fnancial statements.
Abilene will pay $13,000 for a pri-
mary audit and $2,500 for an audit
of the citys public building commis-
sion.
Commissioners also approved the
Photos by Tiffany Roney Refector-Chronicle
Above: Local artist Karen Cooper shows printmaking workshop
students how to correctly sign a print. While drawings and paintings
bear signatures on the pieces themselves, prints are signed on the
paper matte.
Right: Lincoln Mills (left) and Leighton Bathurst survey prints cre-
ated by other students in the Heartland Home Educators.
Home-schooled students
get printmaking experience
By TIFFANY RONEY
tiffany.roney@abilene-rc.com
Press the pencil into the metal
sheet to indent a design, roll
paint onto the design, press the
carving onto paper and voila
a print is created.
Karen Cooper, local artist,
taught these steps of printmak-
ing to home-schooled students
while their parents, who are
members of Heartland Home
Educators, watched their chil-
dren craft masterpieces.
Its great to give them some
exposure to art lessons and dif-
ferent types of art they may
not know as much about,
home-schooling mother Kristen
Bathurst said. Theyve really
enjoyed it, and they defnitely
learned something different than
what they have done before, so it
was very benefcial.
Cooper said Johannes Guten-
berg, inventor of the movable-
type printing press, used the frst
printmaking materials to make
a copy of the Bible so people
could learn Gods word for
themselves.
Back then, you could only
learn the Bible from a priest, so
to have your own Bible in your
own language was revolution-
ary, she said.
With her fst to the sky, she
concluded her presentation with
this statement: So, printmaking
is a revolutionary art.
Fit to print
Holloway inspiration for AHS blood drive
By TIFFANY RONEY
tiffany.roney@abilene-rc.com
Red Cross was considering dropping
Abilene High School from its list of do-
nors because the participation numbers
were so low. Six years ago, the school
had never collected more than 10 pints
of blood.
Molly Burton stepped forward to turn
the drive around.
As an anatomy and physiology teacher,
Burton said the project ft well with her
job. Though she has worked on her own
to encourage students to donate, and she
reminds them they can get community
service hours if they donate or volunteer,
the real kicker this year was not an adult
or organizational authority. Instead, what
drew students to donate was a little boy
named Cooper Holloway.
Holloway has an immune disease called
hypogammaglobulinemia. He has had
more than 10 surgeries, and he continues
to receive weekly blood transfusions.
At frst, it was like we didnt even
have enough students to have one blood
drive, but then, after we watched the
movie about the little boy, so many more
people signed up, sophomore and blood
drive volunteer Alex Scott said. Now,
we have to have three blood drives.
Burton said March 11 was the date of
the original blood drive. After the school
showed the short video about Holloway,
the participation count reached 120, so
Burton added an express drive, by ap-
pointment only, on March 12. Then, she
Farm interests
want voice
on power lines
The Associated Press
TOPEKA A bill before
the Kansas House would re-
quire proposed transmission
lines to undergo more regu-
latory scrutiny before they
are approved.
Under the bill, the Kan-
sas Electric Transmission
Authority would review all
proposed transmission line
projects before they are con-
sidered by the Kansas Cor-
poration Commission.
Supporters said the bill
would give landowners more
input into projects that of-
ten are placed on farmland.
Others suggested the states
process for approving such
projects is already suffcient.
Rep. Sharon Schwartz, a
Republican from Washing-
ton, said the bill was partly
a response to the KCCs ap-
proval of a proposed project
by Clear Line Energy, which
wants to build a 700-mile
transmission line to carry
wind energy to the east, The
Topeka Capital-Journal re-
ported.
About 370 miles of the
lines would be in Kansas,
where the project has met
some resistance, particu-
larly in the northeast corner
of the state. The Clean Line
project still needs approval
from Missouri, Indiana and
Illinois.
The ground they were go-
ing across is prime farmland
ground and the people that
its affected didnt know
Tiffany Roney Refector-Chronicle
Alex Scott (left), sophomore at Abilene High School and volunteer for the upcoming
Red Cross blood drive, shares a moment with friend Jullesa Ellidge, sophomore and
registered donor for the drive. Scott originally tried to recruit Ellidge to volunteer
with her, but after seeing a video about Cooper Holloway, a local boy in need of
blood transfusions, Ellidge chose to donate instead.
Wed like it
to be something
that everyone
can enjoy.
Dustin DeWeese
See: Commission, Page 6
See: Drive, Page 6 See: Power, Page 6
Easy Green
Chile with pork
According to Janet, This
is an old family recipe that
everyone makes. I could do
it by the time I was 10. For
Allen family gatherings she
and her sisters-in-law make
green chile burritosspread-
ing the pork green chile over
tortillas and sprinkling with
cheese before wrapping them
burrito-style. Although any
pork roast, even pork loin, will
work, Janet generally uses
pork buttan economical and
flavorful cut of meat.
Ingredients:
Small pork roast, cooked
and shredded (should not
take whole roast), reserve
juice from roast
Butter: 1 or 2 tablespoons-
plus
1 garlic clove, minced
fresh jalapeo, chopped
with seeds removed
1 cup chopped onion
2 (4 oz.) cans chopped
green chiles
1 or 2 (10 oz.) cans Rotel
tomatoes, depending on
amount of pork (regular or
mild)
All-purpose flour for thicken-
ing
Instructions:
Melt butter and saute garlic,
chopped jalapeo and onions
until tender. Add green chiles
and Rotel tomatoes. Add
mixture to shredded pork
roast in large saucepan; cook
over medium heat for at least
20 minutes.
Thicken juice from roast by
adding a little flour to make
a roux and then add to green
chile mixture. If the roux
seems too thick add chicken
broth.
Suggested Additions: Add
cilantro and cumin to chile as
it cooks for added flavor.
Tex-Mex Posole
This stew begins with a
base of pork, tomato sauce,
and hominy.
Ingredients:
1 to 1 lbs. boneless pork
loin, cubed to bite size
All-purpose flour for coating
pork
3 tablespoons vegetable oil,
such as canola
1 onion chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
(Janet prefers using half
regular tomato sauce & half
El Pato Mexican hot tomato
sauce for added spice & heat)
cup water
1 cups chicken broth
1 to 2 teaspoons chili
powder
1 teaspoon dried crushed
oregano
Optional, carrots, celery,
potatoes, just as you would
put in a regular stew, or use
vegetables of your choice
2 (15.5 oz.) cans hominy,
drained
Two tablespoons all-purpose
flour
Instructions:
Coat pork with flour set
aside.
In frying pan heat oil over
medium high heat, add
onion and garlic, saut until
tender; remove vegetables to
large saucepan. Add pork to
remaining oil in the frying pan
and brown on all sides; trans-
fer pork and all drippings from
frying pan to large saucepan.
Stir in tomato sauce, water,
chicken broth, chili powder
and oregano. If using carrots
and celery add now and
cook uncovered until carrots
are soft, add potatoes and
hominy. Cook until potatoes
are done.
Thicken soup with a roux
made from roast drippings
and a little flour.
Frito Salad
A great dish for potluck
dinners.
Ingredients:
1 cup chopped green bell
pepper
1 cup chopped green onion
cup shredded Cheddar
cheese
2 (11 oz.) cans Mexicorn
drain well
cup mayonnaise
10 oz. pkg. Fritos chili
cheese flavored corn chips
Instructions:
Mix together everything
except corn chips. Chill until
ready to serve.
Just before serving lightly
crush bag of chips and mix
into salad.
Jalapeo
Deviled Eggs
While these could be served
as a side dish, Janet often
uses them as party fare, mak-
ing them for Greyhound Hall
of Fame cocktail parties.
Ingredients:
8 to 10 hard cooked eggs
cool and remove shell
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream (If you
do not have sour cream just
use 1/3 cup mayonnaise)
teaspoon prepared yellow
mustard
Salt to taste
1/3 cup finely chopped
onions
1 tablespoon finely chopped
pickled jalapeos
2 teaspoons of the juice
from a jar of pickled jalapeos
Garnishes: paprika & pick-
led jalapeo rings
Instructions:
Remove shells from hard
cooked eggs and slice in half
lengthwise.
Place egg yolks in bowl and
mash with fork. Stir in mayon-
naise, sour cream + remain-
ing ingredients except those
for garnishes; mix well. Add
one rounded tablespoon of
the egg mixture to each egg
white half and garnish each
with a sprinkle of paprika and
a jalapeo ring.
Red Chile
Sauce Ingredients:
About lb. dried guajillo
red chiles these usually
come in l lb. bags and can be
purchased in Mexican grocery
stores or grocery stores with
specialty sections
cup dried onion
1 clove minced garlic
Salt to taste
Finishing Ingredients (for
every 1 cups of sauce):
1 small (7.75 oz.) can El
Pato Mexican tomato sauce
2/3 cup chicken broth
Shredded pork, beef or
chicken
Sauce
Cut the stem end off the
chile peppers and scrape out
seeds. Place chiles in a pot
of boiling water. Add cup
dried onion, 1 clove minced
garlic and a little salt. Boil
until chiles are soft, usually
takes about 1 hour.
With slotted spoon trans-
fer chiles to blender. Skim
off some of the dried onion
and garlic from the cooking
water and add cup of the
skimmed water to the blender.
Put blender on liquefy and
blend to create a thin paste.
Sauce may be frozen at this
point.
Finish
For every 1 cups of sauce
add 1 small can Mexican
tomato sauce and 2/3 cup of
chicken broth.
Add 1/3 cup of finished
sauce to shredded roast pork;
continue to add until you have
the preferred consistency.
Dont overdo it.
Other Uses:
Transfer some of your
meat and sauce mixture to
flour tortilla, add shredded
cheese and roll up.
Thin sauce with additional
chicken broth and use for
enchiladas.
Quick & Easy Salsa
This salsa keeps for 3 to 4
days in the refrigerator. For
a quick guacamole dip Janet
adds about cup of drained
salsa to 3 to 4 mashed avo-
cados, cup of sour cream
and 1 tsp. lemon juice.
Ingredients:
1 (14.5 oz.) can stewed
tomatoes
2 (4 oz.) cans chopped
green chiles
1 cup chopped white onions
teaspoon salt
Dash of black pepper
1 to 2 teaspoons white
vinegar
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
Instructions:
Put into blender, hit blend
for only a second or two.
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Janet Allen: A blending of cultures
By META NEWELL WEST
Home CookingDickinson County Style
When Janet Allen told her mom
that she was going to be featured in a
cooking column, Mrs. McNeil said,
You better not put in any recipes
that call for canned soup or instant
pudding!
Janet explained, My mother,
grandmother and aunts all cooked
from scratch. I never saw them use
anything canned, except things they
canned themselves.
Obviously their examples had an
effect on Janet because she also pre-
fers to cook from scratch and uses
ingredients she has on hand or that
are readily available. And, It has to
be easy, she added.
Any recipe that is overly compli-
cated wont be considered.
She also identifed other major fac-
tors that have infuenced her cook-
ing style.
I was born in Arizona to a third
generation Mormon family. After
coming south from Salt Lake, my
family went all the way down to
Mexico but eventually homesteaded
in what is now Show Low (north-
eastern Arizona).
Everyone I know in Arizona
cooks Mexican food. I grew up us-
ing tortillas as we now use bread.
Staples in our diet included red and
green chiles, jalapeos and Mexi-
can-style tomato sauce. I still put
these things in almost every main
dish I cook, she said.
She prepares the tamales, enchila-
das, tacos, tostadas and green or red
chile burritos that she grew up eat-
ing. Although her family often puts
its own spin on traditional Hispanic
food, she noted, I had never seen
Mexican food made with hamburger
until I moved to Oklahoma. It was
always chicken, shredded beef, or
pork, mostly pork.
Besides developing an apprecia-
tion for simple foods made from
scratch, Janets Mormon back-
ground taught her to cook in quan-
tity and to never waste anything.
Leftovers were used to create other
dishes rice was used in rice pud-
ding, ends of the bread loaf became
bread pudding, extra pork roast went
into green chile or into hearty stews,
such as posole. Casseroles were pre-
pared using seasoned white sauce
as a binder rather than canned soup.
My mom and grandmother could
also do amazing things with four,
shortening, sugar, milk and eggs.
Our house was located in the middle
of an apple orchard so mom fxed
apples every way possible.
Although Janet is proud of her
Mormon heritage, she never joined
the church. She mentioned, I am
frequently asked why I am not a
Mormon. My usual response is,
My dad has been deceased so long
I do not remember him at all. When
I was around 2 years old, my mom
remarried. My stepdad was not
a Mormon and while he allowed
my sister and me to attend Sunday
school, primary and mutual, he re-
fused to allow us to be baptized
into the church. Later on I went to
college and eventually married; my
husband was not a Mormon. After
that I never gave it much thought; it
was simply a road not taken.
After owning and operating grey-
hound farms in Arizona and then
Oklahoma, Janet and husband Ken-
ny moved to Abilene. It was a good
move and we are quite happy here,
she stated.
It didnt take Janet long to get in-
volved in the community. Both she
and Kenny previously served on the
National Greyhound Association
Board of Directors. Currently Janet
is a member of the Greyhound Hall
of Fame Board of Directors, and a
member of Historic Abilenes Board
of Directors, where she works as the
volunteer manager for the consign-
ment gift shop that is connected to
the Hitching Post restaurant. In the
past she has helped manage the res-
taurant but now just volunteers to
cook for special occasions, includ-
ing preparing meals for her PEO
chapter and other groups. At least
once a week she makes something
special for the restaurants custom-
ers.
While Janet readily agreed to share
her recipes for this article, she had
to come up with written instructions.
I cant remember my mom, grand-
mother or aunts ever using a recipe.
They just cooked, and thats what I
do, too. Consequently, as she pre-
pared her recipes for this column she
measured and tested them before at-
tempting to list ingredient quantities
and directions. For several Sundays
she even made desserts (rice pud-
ding, apple pudding, peach and
cherry cobblers) for Sunday diners
at the Hitching Post. When people
started asking for the recipes, I knew
my efforts were successful.
For Janet, who grew up cooking for
large groups, all this cooking is en-
joyable work. It gives me a feeling
of satisfaction. Besides, I cant sit
still and need something worthwhile
to do, she admits. Always up for a
challenge, she adds, What inspires
me is trying to come up with some-
thing different. I often take someone
elses recipe and experiment with it.
And, I would certainly encourage
others to do that with mine. For ex-
ample, if you dont like hot food, cut
out some of the seasonings or pep-
pers. Or, just play around with the
recipe and make it your own.
Greg Doering Refector-Chronicle
Janet Allen stirs a pot of her Easy Green Chile, a recipe shes been making since she was 10 years old.
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5:30 p.m. Weight Watchers, Nichols Education Center
8 p.m. Closed AA, step meeting, St. Johns Episcopal
Church, Sixth and Buckeye
Wednesday
6:50 a.m. Abilene Breakfast Optimists, Hitching Post Res-
taurant, Old Abilene Town, 100 S.E. Fifth St.
9:30 a.m. KPS Retirees Coffee, McDonalds, 2013 N. Buck-
eye
12:10 p.m. Abilene Noon Lions Club, Abilene Community
Center, 1020 N.W. Eighth St.
6 p.m. Abilene Table Tennis Club, Abilene Community Cen-
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6:30 p.m. Duplicate Bridge, Abilene Elks Club, 417 N.W.
Fourth St.
7 p.m. Al-Anon, Community Bible Church, 121 W. Fifth St.,
Abilene
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Abilene
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Pioneer Farm and Ranch, Jodi Mason, Blue Stem Vet Clinic,
DNR Enterprises, Anna Marie Gaither, Jim Clark Auto Cen-
ter, Menards of Wichita, Frisbie Construction, Mike and Judy
Frisbie, Herington, Wyatt Thompson Voice of the Wildcats,
Gavilon Grain and Daryl Beemer.
Head Start
Now accepting applications for the
14-15 school year!
Your child may be eligible for FREE preschool if:
Children that turn 3 before Aug 31st
Live in Dickinson County
Income eligible
Classrooms located in Abilene, Enterprise, and Herington
Also accepting applications for Early Head
Start and Child Care Programs
Pick up an application at 505 NW 3rd, Ste 2, Abilene;
Herington Elementary School office;
USD 487 School Board office or we can mail you an
application by calling 785-263-0210.
For more information visit www.usd305.com/headstart.
Dickinson County
Sheriff
Arrests
Garreth Hafner, 20, Abilene, possession
of hallucinogenic substance, possession
of drug paraphernalia, 1:56 p.m. Feb. 10,
Solomon.
Incidents
John Donelly, 71, Hope, reported crimi-
nal damage and the burglary of miscella-
neous tools, gun and ammunition at 8:50
a.m. Feb.13.
Accidents
A vehicle driven by George Kuntzman
ran off the roadway at 3:03 p.m. Feb. 1,
at 1400 Ave. and Utah Road.
A vehicle driven by Terry Dreiling slid
and struck a power pole at 5:30 a.m.
Feb. 4 at Kansas Highway 4 and Kansas
Highway 43.
A vehicle driven by Joshua Morton
struck a deer at 2:31 a.m. Feb. 8 at Old
Highway 40 and Daisy Road.
A vehicle driven by Joshua Williams
struck a deer at 12:25 a.m. Feb. 12 at
Kansas Highway 4 and Key Road.
Abilene
Municipal Court
September
Fine does not reflect probation.
Austin M. Acosta, speeding 1st offense
<=10 over, $150.
Jacob Lee Adolph, defective muffler/
excessive noise, $150.
Thomas D. Allen, disorderly conduct
(dv), $277.50
Lacie M. Anderson, speeding 1st offense
<=10 over, $150.
Thieen A. Antoszyk, seat belt violation,
18 and over, $15.
Donald Axson, speeding 1st offense
<=10 over, $150.
Connie L. Ballou, speeding 1st offense
<=10 over, $150.
Richard N. Barthels, speeding 1st of-
fense <=10 over, $150.
Patric J. Begnoche, dog at large, $150.
McKenzie M. Breeden, improper backing,
$150.
Vanetta L. Brumbaugh, fail to yield turn-
ing left, $150.
Joshua K. Cooper, dv battery, $752.50,
dv disorderly, $90.
Judy Dugan, disobey stop sign, $155.
Nicholas A. Efurd, dog at large, $155.
Colton L. England, speeding 1st offense
<=10 over, $150.
Curtis D. Eppenbach, speeding 1st of-
fense <=10 over, $150.
Roger J. Everhart, speeding 1st offense
<=10 over, $150.
Matthew R. Fedder, battery, simple,
$590, possession of marijuana, $500.
Harvey W. Frye, III, speeding 1st of-
fense <=10 over, $150.
Jeremy Gray, littering, $150.
Ramsey A. Harwood, speeding 1st of-
fense <=10 over, $150.
Kenneth Hazlett, speeding 2nd offense
<=10 over, $180, seatbelt violation, 18
and over, $10.
Canace R. Heinecke, passing on right,
improper, $150.
Martha J. Holt, fail to stop or obey RR
crossing, $150.
Dalton J. Hosie, speeding 1st offense
<=10 over, $150.
Scott A. Hottman, speeding 3rd offense
<=10 over, $240.
Michaela D. Howard, license carried/
exhibited, $155.
Charles L. Huse, Sr., disorderly conduct,
$180.
Renee L. Lapointe, dog at large, $150.
David J. Lewis, disorderly conduct, $180.
Kristopher J. Lewis, driving on sidewalk,
$150
Jonathan Luffman, speeding 1st offense
<=10 over, $150.
Laura Maxwell, dog at large, $150.
Lorene L. Neaderhiser, inattentive driv-
ing, 1st offense, $180.
Matthew C. Nestler, harassment by
phone, $240.
Jacob A. Picking, speeding 2nd offense
<=10 over, $180, license carried/exhib-
ited, $60.
Johnathan S. Richardson, all terrain
vehicle, operation, $150.
Christy L. Rothchild, speeding 1st of-
fense <=10 over, $150.
David Rowell, speeding 1st offense
<=10 over, $150.
Marissa D. Sellers, inattentive driving,
1st offense, $180, no proof of liability
insurance, $300.
Chelsey N. Sims, speeding 2nd offense
<=10 over, $180.
Pamela S. Sims, speeding 1st offense
<=10 over, $150.
Cody Steele, speeding 1st offense <=10
over, $150.
Ryan Stout, criminal trespass, $180.
Geraldine D. Taylor, inattentive driv-
ing, 1st offense, $180, transporting open
container, $200.
Rachel L. Thompson, dog at large, $210.
Dale. A. Thornberry, disobey traffic
control device, $150.
Kyle M. Willer, simple battery, $590, bat-
tery on law enforcement officer, $1,000.
Clifford D. Withee, speeding 1st offense
<=10 over, $150.
Kenneth L. Wondra, speeding 1st of-
fense <=10 over, $150.
October
Fine does not reflect probation.
Genice N. Archer, pedestrian under the
influence, $180.
Katlyn M. Brunett, license carried/exhib-
ited, $150.
Justin T. Carroll, disobey stop sign,
$150.
Betty E. Chindamo, disobey traffic con-
trol signal, $150.
Ciera N. Cody, improper backing, $150.
Jennifer L. Cross, speeding 1st offense
<=10 over, $150.
Clinton R. Davidson, speeding 1st of-
fense <=10 over, $150.
Terry L. Deines, speeding 1st offense
<=10 over, $150.
Dustin J. DeWeese, speeding 1st offense
<=10 over, $155.
Lacey L. DeWeese, speeding 1st offense
<=30 over, $195.
Eric W. Enslow, speeding 1st offense
<=20 over, $305.
Vickie R. Gadberry, dog at large, $60,
dog at large, $150.
Jose R. Garcia, no DI/expired DI or class
violation, $180.
Brice A. Grizzle, failure to yield turning
left, $150, inattentive drive, 1st offense,
$90.
Susan L. Hanback, seat belt violation, 18
and over, $10.
Megan L. Hand, speeding 1st offense
<=10 over, $150.
Candace R. Heinecke, license carried/
exhibited, $150.
Christopher J. Hoyte, speeding 2nd of-
fense <=10 over, $185.
Christopher J. Huff, no proof of liability
insurance, $390.
Boyd J. Johnson, Jr., pedestrian under
the influence, $180, pedestrian under the
influence, $180.
Kelsey A. Keller, dog at large, $150.
Tristen T. Keyser, speeding 1st offense
<=20 over, $180.
Reginald L. Knight, disobey traffic con-
trol signal, $150.
Donald G. Ladd, speeding 1st offense
<=10 over, $150.
Carilynn N. Lewis, speeding 1st offense
<=10 over, $150.
Gregory J. McDonald, improper tag/
registration, $150.
Randy W. McDonald, improper tag/
registration, $150, no proof of liability
insurance, $309.
Matthew L. Mead, seat belt violation, 18
and over, $10.
James T. Mullen, no DL/Expired Dl or
class violation, $185.
Kaylene R. Payne, speeding 3rd offense
<=10 over, $245
Johnathon S. Richardson, speeding 1st
offense <=20 over, $185.
Melissa A. Rickford, speeding 1st offense
<=20 over, $270.
Billy J. Robertson, dog at large, $150.
Andrea Taylor, fail to yield uncontrolled
intersection, $150.
Paige J. Westfall, inattentive driving, 1st
offense, $180.
Autumn L. Fox, speeding 1st offense
<=10 over, diversion.
Jessica L. Roush, theft, theft, diversion.
Russell D. Stout, criminal trespass, $120.
Obituaries
Noah Gene Lohman
Noah Gene Lohman, 15, of Abilene, passed away Satur-
day, Feb. 15, 2014, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
He was born Dec. 10, 1998, in Wichita, the son of Shad
and Darla (Henry) Lohman.
Noah was a member of the Sutphen
Mill Church of rural Abilene, and he
was home-schooled.
Noah is survived by his parents,
Shad and Darla Lohman; two broth-
ers, Talon Cotton of Independence,
and Ethan Lohman of Abilene; two
sisters, Paula Cotton of Salina and
Shadra Lohman of Abilene; grandpar-
ents, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews,
and cousins.
Funeral services for Noah will be at
1 p.m. March 1, 2014, at Emmanuel Church, with Pastor
Erik Graefe officiating. Public visitation will be from 5 to
6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Martin-Becker-Carlson
Funeral Home in Abilene.
The family suggests memorial contributions in his name
be made to the Noah Gene Lohman Memorial fund and
may be dropped off or mailed to Martin-Becker-Carlson
Funeral Home, 414 N.W. Third St., Abilene, KS 67410.
Online condolences may be left at www.martinbecker-
carlson.com.
Wynona Greenough
Wynona Greenough passed away Feb. 19, 2014, after a
sudden illness at her Grand Junction, Colo., home with
her loving husband by her side. Wynona was born on
Feb. 25, 1930 from the union of Clyde
Ellis and Myrl Edna Kolling in Sut-
phen Mill (Abilene).
She attended school at Chapman and
married Dale. T. Greenough in Salina
on Oct. 29, 1947. He survives.
Wynona was a true homemaker, she
loved to embroider and make baby
quilts for each new grandchild and
great-grandchild. She enjoyed travel-
ing the U.S. to visit her sons and fam-
ily.
She leaves behind her husband of 66
years, Dale T. Greenough of Grand
Junction; sons David (Kathy) Greenough of Abilene, Gary
(Cindy) Greenough of Clifton, Colo., Dwayne Greenough
of Somerset, Mass., Mark (Carol) Greenough of Denver,
Colo., Rod (Ginny) Greenough of Valley Springs, Calif;
a sister, Betty Jean Nipper, 12 grandchildren, and 17 great
grandchildren.
Wynona was preceded in death by her parents, a brother
and daughter-in-law; Pauline Greenough. A memorial ser-
vice will be held at a later date. Friends and family may
leave their condolences at www.martinmortuary.com.
Jack E. Craig
Funeral services for Jack E. Craig, 55, of Abilene, will
be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the First Pres-
byterian Church in Abilene with Pastor Lewis Smith and
Pastor Robert Frasier officiating. Mr. Craig passed away
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at his home near Abilene.
He was born Oct. 12, 1958, in Clay Center, the son of Ed
and Vanda (Olson) Craig. After moving from Clay Center
to Abilene, Jacks family owned the Craigs Ben Franklin
and also raised greyhounds. Jack graduated from Abilene
High School and attended Fort Hays State University.
Jack was a salesman for Holm Automotive in Abilene for
many years before becoming the commercial manager for
Auto Zone in Abilene. He was a member of the Masonic
Lodge and enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his Harley.
On Dec. 1, 1989, he married Cindy Henry in Abilene.
She survives of the home. Jack is also survived by his
sons Jesse Craig of Manhattan, Nicklas Craig of Abilene,
Dalton of the home, his daughter Madison of the home;
and his sister Rhonda Norton of Winona, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation is planned. There is no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jack Craig
Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date and may be
sent in care of the Martin-Becker Carlson Funeral Home,
414 N.W. Third St., Abilene, KS 67410. Condolences
may be left for the family at www.martinbeckercarlson.
com.
Noah Lohman
Wynona
Greenough
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The Grizzwells
The Born Loser
Frank and Earnest
Beetle Bailey
Alley Oop
For Better For Worse
Baby Blues
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20)
-- You should use discretion
when dealing with others to-
day. Many people respect your
opinions and will look to you
for guidance and advice. Your
empathy and compassion will
help them find the answers
they are looking for.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) --
Keep your opinions and ideas
to yourself. It is not necessary
to reveal your secrets to oth-
ers. A conversation with an old
friend may provide inspiration
for a new project.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
-- Information you have re-
cently received may have had
a negative effect on your life.
Dwelling on the issue is not
productive. Swallow your dis-
appointment. Keeping busy
will help to avoid emotional
outbursts.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
-- You may be tempted by an
appealing investment offer. Do
your research thoroughly be-
fore you commit to anything
in writing. You have an innova-
tive idea that can benefit your
friends and family.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
-- Have a heart-to-heart dis-
cussion with someone who
concerns you. Take care to
avoid criticism, and offer help-
ful ideas that will bring you
closer to an agreement.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) --
Prepare to focus on business
matters today. There is oppor-
tunity for advancement if you
exceed your employers expec-
tations. Being industrious and
persistent will enable you to
work toward fulfilling your ca-
reer goals.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
-- Be assertive, and direct
your efforts into socializing
and networking. Your personal
and business relationships will
improve if you make new ac-
quaintances that could have
a positive influence on your
future.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) --
Family and friends may not be
totally honest with you. Find
someone impartial to provide
the answers to your questions.
A self-improvement project will
turn out better than you ex-
pected.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)
-- Your commitment and deter-
mination will provide you the
necessary ingredients to get
ahead. Fulfill your obligations
in a conscientious manner in
order to realize your expecta-
tions. A strong and steady fo-
cus is the key to success.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-
Dec. 21) -- You should consider
previous outcomes before tak-
ing action. If your tried-and-
true methods have worked in
the past, theres no need to
change your approach.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) -- Formulate a concrete
plan for an important discus-
sion. Have a clear idea of
your own responsibilities, and
consider the expectations of
others. You can be outspoken
without being argumentative.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) -- Your compassion and
understanding will help others
accomplish worthwhile goals.
Your good deeds will be recip-
rocated in an unusual manner.
Favorable changes to your per-
sonal life will occur.
DEAR DOCTOR K: How of-
ten should I have my eyes exam-
ined? What will the doctor check
for during the exam?
DEAR READER: Routine
examinations in people without
known eye diseases, and who
dont have hereditary eye diseas-
es in their families, usually are
done by optometrists. They also
can be done by ophthalmologists
(doctors who specialize in eye
diseases). You should have your
eyes examined every two to four
years between the ages of 40 and
64, and then every one to two
years after that.
But this is just a general rec-
ommendation, as no one size fts
all. You may need more frequent
eye exams depending on your
personal or family medical his-
tory. (On my website, AskDoc-
torK.com, Ive put a table show-
ing how often you should see an
eye doctor.)
The exam usually starts with
vision tests. First, youre asked
to look at rows of letters and
numbers that keep getting small-
er until you can no longer see
them clearly. If you do not have
optimal vision (20/20), the doc-
tor will test whether different
lenses can sharpen your vision
and make it 20/20. Thats the ba-
sis for ftting you with corrective
lenses (normal glasses or contact
lenses).
The doctor will also evaluate
your peripheral, or side, vision.
Your color vision and depth per-
ception may also be evaluated.
After testing how well you
see, the doctor will begin to
examine your eyes themselves.
First comes an examination of
your outer eye. The doctor will
look for signs of any underly-
ing problems, such as infections,
sties, cysts, tumors or lid muscle
weakness. Do your pupils react
normally to light? Do your two
eyes move together in a coordi-
nated fashion?
Then comes an examination
of the inside of your eye as seen
through your pupil. The more
wide open the pupil is, the easier
it is to see inside the eye. For that
reason, the doctor will apply eye
drops to dilate your pupils.
First, the doctor examines the
lens, which sits just behind the
pupil. Is it crystal clear or does
it have areas that are cloudy or
opaque -- called cataracts? Then
theres the fuid inside the eye.
Does it have foreign particles or
foaters?
Next comes the retina, a fat
layer of cells in the back of the
eye. The image formed as light
enters your eye is focused on the
retina. Does it have deposits or
hemorrhages? Does it have ab-
normal fragile young blood ves-
sels? Is the nerve that connects
the retina to the brain normal?
Finally, eye pressure is mea-
sured to detect signs of glau-
coma. This can be done with
an air puff test. Alternatively,
after your eye is numbed with
anesthetic drops, the doctor will
gently touch your cornea with an
instrument to measure the eyes
internal pressure.
A regular eye exam is simple
and painless. It can protect your
sight by improving your vision
through prescription lenses and
by catching eye diseases early.
(Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at
Harvard Medical School. To send questions, go
to AskDoctorK.com, or write: Ask Doctor K, 10
Shattuck St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02115.)
Family Circus
Kit n Carlyle
Ask
DOCTOR K.
Regular eye
exams can catch
diseases early
by Bernice Bede Osol
Big Nate
Try to
misconstrue the
deal for west
BRIDGE by
PHILLIP ALDER
St onewal l Jackson, t he
Confederate general who died
of pneumonia at only 39, said,
Always mystify, mislead and
surprise the enemy if possi-
ble.
That certainly applies to
bri dge pl ayers, especi al l y
when the declarer. (It is usu-
ally dangerous for a defender
to mislead his partner.)
In this deal, South is in four
hearts. Which card should de-
clarer play at trick one after
West leads the spade ace and
East drops the four?
South knows that East has
just played a singleton (unless
West made an unusual overcall
in a four-card suit). But West
does not know that.
Suppose South plays his
spade seven. Then West will
know it is safe to cash his
spade ki ng, because East
would not have dropped the
four from 10-4-2. And the
same applies if South follows
suit with his 10.
Instead, South must play his
two. Then West will wonder if
East started with 10-7-4. Yes,
West might still get it right,
thinking that East would have
raised to two spades with three
trumps and forgetting that the
auction suggests East has a
very weak hand. But West will
be nervous about leading the
spade king at trick two, lest
South ruff it and later get a
critical discard on dummys
spade queen.
As you can see, if West con-
tinues spades, the defenders
take two spades, one spade
ruff and the club king to defeat
the contract. If West does any-
thing else, the contract makes.
If declarer is trying to dis-
rupt the opponents signals, he
should copy their methods. He
should play low to try to dis-
courage a continuation, or vice
versa.
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aid if qualified. SCHEV au-
thorized. Call 888-220-
3977, www.CenturaOn-
line.com.
Happy Jack Skin Balm:
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Orscheln Farm & Home.
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MEDICAL LABORA-
TORY TECHNICIAN at
POL. Certification pre-
ferred, 36 hours/week, no
weekends or call. Must
have excellent people
skills and attention to de-
tail. Contact Brittni
Oehmke, Laboratory Man-
ager at 785-632-2181,
Ext. 274 for more informa-
tion or send resume to:
Clay Center Family Physi-
cians, PO Box 520, Clay
Center, KS 67432.
Abilene USD 435 is now
accepting credentials for
the following certified posi-
tion: Abilene High School:
SCI ENCE/ PHYSI CS
TEACHER. Please send
letters of interest and re-
sumes to: Dr. Denise Guy,
Acting Superintendent, PO
Box 639, Abilene, KS
67410. For further infor-
mation, please see our
website at www.abile-
neschools.org.
USD 473, Chapman, is
accepting applications for
a 40 hour/week, 12 month
CUSTODIAL POSITION
at Chapman Middle
School. Applications may
be requested by calling
785-922-6521 or online at
usd473.net. Applications
will be accepted until posi-
tion is filled.
BROWN MEMORIAL
HOME, a lovely old retire-
ment home, south of Abi-
lene, KS, is in need of
Housekeepers and Dining
Room Hostesses. Stop by
the home at 1974 Hawk
Road to pick up a job ap-
plication.
Heavy Equipment Oper-
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hands on training school.
Bulldozers, backhoes, ex-
cavators. National Certifi-
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Farmland Auction start-
ing 7 pm. Location: Ra-
mada Inn Conference
Center, 1616 W. Craw-
ford, Salina, KS. 80
Acres Saline County
Bottomland. Leonard
and Frances Sippel
Trust, Seller. Auction
conducted by Riordan
Auction & Realty.
Thursday, April 4, 2013.
Farmland Auction start-
ing 7 pm. Location: Ra-
mada Conference
Center, 1616 W. Craw-
ford, Salina, KS. 79
Acres Saline County
Bottomland. Robert E.
Riordan Trust, Seller.
Auction conducted by
Riordan Auction and
Realty.
Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Auction starting 9:33
am. Location: Sterl Hall,
619 N. Rogers, Abilene,
KS. Car, Antiques, Fur-
niture and Miscella-
neous. LeRoy Timm,
Seller. Auction con-
ducted by Ron Shivers
Realty and Auction Co.
Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Estate Auction starting
9 am. Location: 575 Old
Highway 40 (Sand
Springs), Abilene, KS.
Firearms, Farm Equip-
ment, Farm Related
Items, ATV & Mowers,
Antique & Modern Fur-
niture, Modern House-
hold, Disassembled
Grain Bins, Antiques &
Collectibles. John Lar-
son Estate, Seller. Auc-
tion conducted by
Reynolds, Mugler, Geist
Auction Service.
Saturday, April 13, 2013.
Auto Auction starting 10
am. Viewing at 9 am.
Location: 912 E. 7th,
Junction City, KS.
Gross Wrecker.
FREE QUOTES, easy
pay, lowest price, and
SR22, auto insurance.
Call 785-263-7778.
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Public Notices 310
(First Published in the
Abilene Refector Chronicle
Tuesday, February 11, 2014)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF
DICKINSON COUNTY, KANSAS
PROBATE DIVISION
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF MAUREEN G. JONES,
Deceased
Case No. 14 PR 6
NOTICE OF HEARING AND
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL
PERSONS CONCERNED:
You are hereby notifed that a Petition
for Appointment of Administrator
Under Kansas Simplifed Estates Act,
dated January 30, 2014, has been
fled in this Court by Jerald R. Jones,
praying that the estate of Maureen
G. Jones, deceased, be admitted to
probate, and for the appointment of
Jerald R. Jones as Administrator of
said estate.
You are further advised that the
Petitioner in this matter has requested
administration pursuant to the
Kansas Simplifed Estates Act, and
if such request is granted the Court
may not supervise administration of
the estate and no further notice of any
action of the Administrator or other
proceedings in the administration will
be given, except for notice of fnal
settlement of the decedents estate.
Should written objections to simplifed
administration be fled with the Court,
the Court may order supervised
administration to ensue.
You are required to fle your written
defenses to the admission of the
decedents estate to probate on
or before March 7, 2014, at 9:30
oclock A.M., in this Court in the city
of Abilene, in Dickinson County,
Kansas, at which time and place the
cause will be heard. Should you fail
therein, judgment and decree will
be entered in due course upon the
Petition.
All creditors are notifed to exhibit
their demands against the estate
within four months from the date of
the frst publication of this notice, as
provided by law, and if their demands
are not thus exhibited they shall be
forever barred.
JERALD R. JONES,
Petitioner
MARK A. GUILFOYLE, ATTORNEY,
P.A.
P.O. Box 548, 306 NW 2
nd
St.
Abilene, Ks. 67410-0548
(785) 263-3070
Attorney for Petitioner 3T
Personals 320
ADOPTION = LOVE. We promise
your baby a happy, joyful, secure
life. Expenses paid. Patricia &
Manny, 1-888-449-0803
ANSWER OUR PRAYERS! Loving
married couple wishes to adopt new-
born into a home filled with happi-
ness, security and love. Call for
more info 1-800-492-2011.
PELVIC/TRANSVAGINAL MESH?
Did you undergo transvaginal place-
ment of mesh for pelvic organ pro-
lapse or stress urinary incontinence
between 2005 and present time? If
the mesh caused complications, you
may be entitled to compensations.
Call Charles H. Johnson Law and
speak with female staff members
1-800-535-5727
Announcements 330
To place your CLASSIFIED AD just
call 785-263-1000. Ads need to be in
the office before NOON the day be-
fore you want ad to run. Prepayment
is required.
Lost & Found 350
LOST LARGE WHITE MALE
PYRENEES dog, very gentle. An-
swers to Andy. Call 949-2252
Help Wanted 370
IMMEDIATE OPENING for a
full-time JANITOR position in
Abi l ene. Eveni ng hour s,
4:30-1:00am, 40 hours per week.
Starting wage $10.32 per hour. Two
years experience is needed for the
application to be accepted. Must be
able to pass a Federal Security
Clearance Investigation. EOE for job
description and application go to
www.ravenservices.us.
Exp. Flatbed Drivers: Regional op-
portunities now open with plenty of
freight & great pay! 800-277-0212 or
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Help Wanted 370
ASSEMBLY AND FAB
POSITIONS, 1ST AND
2ND SHIFT
PARTS WAREHOUSE
POSITIONS DAY SHIFT
SEASONAL AND
FULL TIME EMPLOYEES
STACKING & BOXING
- afternoon and evening
shifts
CALL TODAY
785-825-4545
or apply online
expresspros.com
Solomon Recreation
Commission has opening
for summer ball feld
superintendent. Must
be available evenings
and some weekends. Job
description available
upon request. Pay
commensurate with
experience. Deadline for
applications is March 17,
2014. Contact: Dean Ann
Zsamba, Board Clerk for
more information at
785-655-2541.
Position open until flled -
EOE
RNs
Needed two
Full-Time Night
Shift RNs and
PRN Staf
1) Med Surg Dept, 7 pm-
7 am, three 12 hr shifts
wkly including every
third wknd. Previous
experience preferred.
2) Emergency Dept, 7 pm-
7 am, three 12 hr shifts
wkly including every
third wknd. Two yrs
experience, preferably
hospital setting.
3) PRN Staf to cover as
needed.
For More Info:
(785) 263-6612
Apply to:
Memorial Health System
Human Resources Dept
511 NE 10th St
Abilene, KS 67410
or complete online
application at:
www.caringforyou.org
EOE
CHAPMAN VALLEY MANOR is look-
ing for a reliable individual to work as
a dietary aide. Excellent wages and
benefits. For more information Call
922-6525 or apply in person at 1009
N. Marshall, Chapman.
College yearbook seeks editorial ad-
viser with digital and online publish-
ing skills. Work in Manhattan and
lead energetic students. 30 hrs/wk,
F/ T b e n e f i t s . De t a i l s :
collegianmedia.com.
Drivers - CDL-A. Train and work for
us! Professional, focused CDL train-
ing available. Choose Company
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erator or Lease Trainer. (877)
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EXPERIENCED HVAC & APPLI -
ANCE service person. Must have ex-
perience. 785-258-3355 Herington.
CMA FOR NIGHT SHIFT 7:00 P.M. -
7:00 A.M. Apply in person Garten
Countryside Home Inc., 2454 Hwy.
15, Abilene.
Help Wanted 370
GREENHOUSE & NURSERY POSI-
TIONS available, weekends are a
must. Apply in person or call Chris-
tina, 785-263-7104, 955 - 2440 Lane
(1/2 mile North of I70) Proscape
Greenhouse & Nursery.
Heavy Equipment Operator Training!
Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators. 3
Weeks Hands On Program. Local
Job Placement Assistance. National
Certifications. GI Bill Benefits Eligi-
ble. 1-866-362-6497
M&R Grill is looking for all positions.
Apply in person, no phone calls
please.
INTERESTED in LEARNING a
TRADE while getting paid? Midco
Plastics is looking to hire a depend-
able, responsible person with an eye
to detail to train in flexible printing.
Apply in person at 801 South Bluff,
Enterprise, KS. We are an EOE.
Partners In Excellence OTR Driv-
ers APU Equi pped Pre-Pass
EZ-pass passenger policy. 2012 &
Newer equipment. 100% NO touch.
Butler Transport 1-800-528-7825
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Musical Instruments 440
WEEKLY PIANO Special: Ornate
Baldwin Chippendale Studio Piano.
New, over $8700. SPECIAL: $3288!
Mid-America Piano, Manhattan.
800-950-3774. piano4u.com.
Misc For Sale 530
CEMETERY PLOT in ABILENE
Cemetery, Space 8, lot 21, section
A. Near Veterans Memori al .
$300.00, Call Barbara Lopez @
619-660-5115 or 619-709-7200.
Automobiles 680
FREE QUOTE INSURANCE, SR22,
pay by credit or debit card monthly &
discounts. 785-263-7778.
Wanted to Buy 720
LOOKING for USE OIL (must be an-
tifreeze free). Cooking, transmission,
differential, hydraulic or motor. We
will pick it up and even trade out bar-
rels. Call us today! Everett's Inc.
785-263-4172 or 785-479-6729.
Rooms, Apts. For Rent 740
ApArtments for rent
enterprise estates Apartments
1 Bedrooms Available
301 south factory
enterprise, Ks
phone: 913-240-7155
Now Leasing
Abilene Plaza Apts
(785) 263-7474
510 N.W. 2nd Abilene KS
Newer 1 BR units
62 + over
On site laundry
On site Management
Handicap Accessible units
RENTAL ASSISTANCE
AVAILABLE
VERY NICE ONE bedroom apart -
ments overl ooki ng downtown
Abilene. All bills paid, $550. Also,
very nice two bedroom apartment in
triplex unit with garage and private
patio. Water and trash paid, $625.
For mor e i nf or mat i on cal l
785-479-0374.
TWO BEDROOM LOFT apartments
on the corner of 3rd & Cedar in
Abilene. Recently reduced prices - If
interested, please contact Darcy
Hopkins. 785-827-9383.
ONE BEDROOM UPSTAIRS apart-
ment all bills paid, stove & refrigera-
tor furnished $450. 785-263-2034
Rooms, Apts. For Rent 740
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1 Bedroom Apts.
Water & Cable Paid
Walk-in showers
On site laundry
Senior
Community
(55yrs. +)
NEW YEAR
SPECIAL RATE
$0.00 to move in
First month rent free
No security deposit
No applicaton fee
Chisholm
Manor
CALL 785-210-9381 for
more informaton
Ofce Hours:
Mon - Thurs 1pm - 3pm
Houses For Rent 770
1 BEDROOM DUPLEX, central air,
stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, extra
st or age i n basement wi t h
washer/dryer hookups. $400 rent,
water & trash paid. No pets.
785-452-0331
ENJOY COUNTRY LIVING, well
kept home, North of Abilene. No
Smoki ng, $700 + deposi t .
903-952-7129.
One bedroom, two bedroom, three
bedroom & four bedroom (price re-
duced, $950) HOUSES FOR RENT!
Call 785-263-2034.
EXTRA NICE! ONE BEDROOM Du-
plex, 1505 North Olive, $550.00 rent
plus deposit. 263-1346.
SMALL 3 BEDROOM at 1507 N Oak
550.00 Rent, 550.00 Deposit. 2 Bed-
room at 324 NE 4th 475.00 Rent,
475.00 Deposit. 1 Bedroom Duplex
at 321 NE 12th 450.00 Rent, 450.00
Deposit. No Smoking, No Pets, Ref-
erences. 785-263-5838.
Real Estate For Sale 780
FOR SALE
1607 Spruceway St.
$138,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath, Updated
Kitchen, Newly Remod-
eled Bathroom, Located
on nearly half an acre,
Woodburning Stove,
New roof
Call 280-0242
Services Offered 790
If you don't find the service you are
looking for here, check out our BUSI-
NESSES & SERVICES DIREC-
TORY too.
Real Estate For Rent 800
OAK CREEK STORAGE units avail-
able 10x10 & 10x20. 280-1113.
OFFICE SPACE for rent, 300 N. Ce-
dar. 785-827-9383 and ask for Pat-
rick Wallerius.
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Childcare
L&G Depot - 263-6645
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Computer Services
Christner Tech - 280-2599
The Teck Shop - 263-3424
Guttering
Gorilla Guttering - 785-280-1814
Hearing
Midwest Hearing - 263-2117
Housecleaning
Merry Maids - 263-2779
Insurance
American Family - 263-2512
Barbieri Insurance Serv. - 263-2287
Smart Insurance - 263-1920
State Farm Insurance - 263-2230
Mini Storage
Northwood - 263-3322/263-1829
Monuments
Lynn Peterson - 479-0122
Oil Change/Lube
Dons Tire - 263-7838
FasTrack Lube - 263-4341
Real Estate
Etherington & Co. - 263-1216
Black & Co. Realtors - 200-6300
Biggs Realty Co. - 263-4428
Remodeling
ADM Construction - 479-0765
Roofing
Best Roofing - 200-4595
Everett Larson - 280-1559
Jesse Howard Roofing - 280-3411
Security/Alarms
Crossroads Electronics &
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Superior Sanitation - 263-3682
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creation of an ad hoc public
facilities committee to review
the current and future uses and
needs of the Dwight D. Eisen-
hower Municipal Building.
The committee is charged
with making a non-binding
recommendation on the facil-
ity to the commission. The
committee will be dissolved
once its recommendation is
made.
Kelly Cooper, Cybil Luea,
Jared Waite, Terry Tietjans,
Deby Wilson, Ben Smith, Ber-
nie Nogle, Nanc Scholl, Sabri-
na Holland, Doug Smart and
Matt Holm were appointed to
the committee.
Commissioner Dennis Weis-
haar will serve as the offcial
liaison for the commission on
the committee.
Commission
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received so much interest
from colleagues and parents
that she added another ex-
press drive for March 7.
As of Friday, 169 people
were signed up for the drive.
Burton said every donation
saves three lives, so the school
plans to hopefully save 500
lives. To make an appoint-
ment to give on March 11, call
the school at 263-1260.
At this point, were so full
that I dont know that I could
take anyone if they walked in
on the day of the drive, Bur-
ton said. Its a good problem
to have.
Burton said the school is
competing in its fourth annual
challenge against Clay Cen-
ter High School to see which
school collects the most pints
of blood. AHS is 2-1 against
Clay Center, with Abilene
winning last years contest.
Were hoping to blow them
out of the water this year,
she said. The real reason
why were working so hard
this year is because we have
a little boy the son of one
of our teachers down at Dick-
inson County Learning Ex-
change who is having to
get a plasma donation. Cooper
Holloway is our inspiration
this year.
Jullesa Ellidge, AHS sopho-
more and registered donor
for the upcoming drive, said
Holloway is a personal in-
spiration to her. Ellidge said
she had never participated in
a blood drive before, but after
learning about Holloway, she
wanted to give.
I think more people should
do it, even though the needles
are scary, she said. If a little
kid can take a needle, so can
we.
Drive
Continued from Page 1
about it until basically Clean
Line had been granted their
Certifcate of Convenience,
Schwartz said during a hear-
ing on the bill last week before
the House Energy and Envi-
ronment Committee. Obvi-
ously, I think if they had been
granted some input, it might
have made a difference.
The line is projected to spur
$7 billion in wind energy proj-
ects and Gov. Sam Brownback
supported it when the KCC
approved the Kansas portion
in 2011.
Michael White, manager of
Topeka-based utility compa-
ny ITC Great Plains, said his
company is neutral on the bill
but is concerned that it doesnt
clearly defne what types of
transmission lines would be
affected. He also noted that
the KCC and utilities already
provide open houses and town
hall meetings on proposed
transmission projects.
Rep. Annie Kuether, D-To-
peka, said she doesnt know
of any transmission projects in
Kansas in which every inch
of the way hasnt been before
KETA and Clean Line off-
cials have discussed the proj-
ect with KETA over and over
and over again.
Power
Continued from Page 1
Congress skeptical about shrinking military
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON The Obama
administrations push for a smaller,
nimbler military must now face the
scrutiny of a Congress that has spent
years battling the Pentagons vision
for a new security strategy.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is
proposing to shrink the Army to its
smallest size in three-quarters of a
century, hoping to reshape the mili-
tary after more than a decade of war
in Iraq and Afghanistan and roped in
by fscal constraints set by Congress.
The plan unveiled Monday is al-
ready raising red fags among leading
Republicans and Democrats.
What were trying to do is solve
our fnancial problems on the backs of
our military, and that cant be done,
said Rep. Howard Buck McKeon,
R-Calif., the House Armed Services
Committee chairman.
Theres going to be a huge chal-
lenge, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., the
Senate Armed Services Committee
chairman, conceded.
Having backtracked just this month
on cutting veterans benefts by less
than 1 percent, lawmakers appear in
little mood to weigh diffcult, if nec-
essary, decisions on defense reduc-
tions, especially as the nation gears
up for midterm elections in Novem-
ber.
They have resisted cutting tanks
and aircraft the military doesnt even
want, or accepting base closings that
would be poison in their home dis-
tricts. They have consistently advo-
cated bigger pay increases for service
members than the government has
requested.
And although Congress has agreed
on an overall number for the military
budget in 2015, at just under $500
billion, there are still major decisions
to be made on how that money should
be spent.
We are repositioning to focus on
the strategic challenges and opportu-
nities that will defne our future: new
technologies, new centers of power
and a world that is growing more
volatile, more unpredictable and in
some instances more threatening to
the United States, Hagel said Mon-
day at the Pentagon.
President Barack Obama will sub-
mit the budget to Congress next week.
At its core, the plan foresees the
U.S. military as no longer sized to
conduct large and protracted ground
wars. Instead, more emphasis will
be on versatile, agile forces that can
project power over great distances,
including in Asia.
The active-duty Army would shrink
from 522,000 soldiers to between
440,000 and 450,000. That would
make it the smallest since just before
the U.S. entered World War II.
Other contentious elements include
the elimination of the Air Forces
A-10 Warthog tank-killer aircraft
and the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane;
Army National Guard reductions;
and domestic military base closings
that Congress has roundly rejected
since Obama became president. Mili-
tary compensation will also decline
slightly. Another fashpoint could
emerge over the feet of 11 aircraft
carriers that the Pentagon insists it is
maintaining.
We are on a path to repeat the
mistakes weve made during past at-
tempts to cash in on expected peace
dividends that never materialized
and caused our allies to question
Americas staying power and encour-
aged our enemies to test us, Sen.
Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said the
cuts dont refect a world Obamas
own advisers say is getting more
dangerous.
The last time the active-duty Army
was below 500,000 was in 2005, when
it stood at 492,000. Its post-World
War II low was 480,000 in 2001, ac-
cording to historical tables provided
by the Army. In 1940 the Army had
267,000 active-duty members, and
it surged to 1.46 million the follow-
ing year as the U.S. approached entry
into World War II.
In Congress, the issue could come
up as early as Tuesday when the Sen-
ate Armed Services Committee con-
siders the nominations of six senior
Pentagon offcials, including a new
deputy secretary of defense.
Both parties are divided on defense
funding levels. GOP hawks dont see
eye-to-eye with some tea party sup-
porters and fscal conservatives who
say all sectors of federal spending
must be reined in. For every Demo-
crat supporting the Obama adminis-
tration, theres another in a military-
heavy district or state worried about
the fallout.
Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., the
House Armed Services Committees
top Democrat, acknowledged the
diffcult fnancial constraints facing
the Pentagon. Congress authorized
across-the-board spending cuts that
went into effect last year and were
only eased somewhat by a budget
agreement two months ago.
Under these conditions, our mili-
tary leaders are doing their best to
put forward a budget that provides
national security, Smith said
His Senate counterpart, Republican
Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, said he op-
posed all proposed cuts. We have
been cutting and cutting for the last
fve years, he said.
Polls show the American public
split. Republican voters are more
likely to say defense spending is too
low while Democratic voters are
more likely to say its too high.
Congress recent behavior suggests
a tough fght ahead for the adminis-
tration.
Earlier this month, the Senate voted
95-3 and the House 326-90 to restore
full cost-of-living pension increases
for younger military retirees just two
months after the modest cut was en-
acted.
Many prominent defcit hawks
joined in the reversal, highlighting
the diffculty of making cuts that af-
fect veterans in an election year and
the chronic challenge facing lawmak-
ers as they try to curtail spending.
And Senate Democrats are now
trying to push through an expanded
health and education bill for veterans
that would cost $21 billion over the
coming decade.
Beyond military pay, the Obama ad-
ministration has struggled to cut costs
by eliminating weapons that mean
money and jobs where they are pro-
duced, based and serviced.
It failed two years ago to shut
down the Air Forces Global Hawk,
a high-altitude unmanned aircraft the
Pentagon said wasnt cost-effective.
The military now supports the plane,
which is built in McKeons district.
Polio-like disease appears in children
The Associated Press
STANFORD, Calif. An
extremely rare, polio-like
disease has appeared in more
than a dozen California chil-
dren within the past year, and
each of them suffered pa-
ralysis to one or more arms
or legs, Stanford University
researchers say. But public
health offcials havent identi-
fed any common causes con-
necting the cases.
The illness is still being in-
vestigated and appears to be
very unusual, but Dr. Keith
Van Haren at Lucile Packard
Childrens Hospital at Stan-
ford University warned Mon-
day that any child showing a
sudden onset of weakness in
their limbs or symptoms of
paralysis should be immedi-
ately seen by a doctor.
The disease resembles but
is not the same as polio,
he said. But this is serious.
Most of the children weve
seen so far have not recov-
ered use of their arm or their
leg.
But doctors are not sure if
its a virus or something else,
he said. Van Haren said he
has studied fve cases from
Monterey up through the San
Francisco Bay Area, includ-
ing two that were identifed
as the disease enterovirus-68,
which is from the same fam-
ily as the polio viruses. He
said there have been about 20
cases statewide.
We want to temper the con-
cern, because at the moment,
it does not appear to represent
a major epidemic but only a
very rare phenomenon, he
said, noting similar outbreaks
in Asia and Australia.
But for some children, like
Sofa Jarvis, 4, of Berkeley,
rare doesnt mean safe.
She frst developed what
looked like asthma two years
ago, but then her left arm
stopped moving, and it has re-
mained paralyzed ever since.
You can imagine. We had
two boys that are very healthy,
and Sofa was healthy until
that point, said her mother,
Jessica Tomei. We did not
realize what we were in store
for. We did not realize her
arm would be permanently
paralyzed.
Van Haren, who diagnosed
Sofa, said polio vaccines do
not protect children from the
disease, but he stressed that it
is still important for children
to receive that vaccine.
Dr. Jane Seward of the Cen-
ters for Disease Control and
Prevention in Atlanta said
Monday that the research is
still underway in California,
and there are a variety of
infectious diseases that can
cause childhood paralysis.
Any of a number of illnesses
could be at work, and its pos-
sible some of the cases had
one infection and some had
another. Regarding the pres-
ence of EV-68 in at least two
cases, it could be an inciden-
tal fnding, Seward said.
Until offcials get more in-
formation, Seward said they
are not looking around the
country for similar cases of
EV-68.
The California Department
of Public Health has not iden-
tifed any common causes
that suggest that the cases are
linked, said Dr. Gil Chavez,
the deputy director of the
Center for Infectious Disease
and state epidemiologist.
Physicians and public
health offcials who have en-
countered similar illnesses
have submitted 20 reports to
CDPH, and CDPH has con-
ducted preliminary tests on
15 of these specimens, he
said.
Rules to limit food marketing in schools
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON Even
the scoreboards in high school
gyms eventually will have to
promote good health.
Moving beyond the lunch
line, new rules that will be
proposed Tuesday by the
White House and the Agricul-
ture Department would limit
marketing of unhealthy foods
in schools. They would phase
out the advertising of sugary
drinks and junk foods around
campuses during the school
day and ensure that other pro-
motions in schools were in
line with health standards that
already apply to school foods.
That means a scoreboard at a
high school football or basket-
ball game eventually wouldnt
be allowed to advertise Coca-
Cola, for example, but it could
advertise Diet Coke or Dasani
water, which is also owned
by Coca-Cola Co. Same with
the front of a vending ma-
chine. Cups, posters and menu
boards which promote foods
that dont meet the standards
would also be phased out.
Ninety percent of such mar-
keting in schools is related
to beverages, and many soda
companies already have start-
ed to transition their sales and
advertising in schools from
sugary sodas and sports drinks
to their own healthier prod-
ucts.
The proposed rules are part
of frst lady Michelle Obamas
Lets Move initiative to com-
bat child obesity, which is cel-
ebrating its fourth anniversary
this week. Mrs. Obama and
Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack will announce the new
rules at a White House event.
The idea here is simple
our classrooms should be
healthy places where kids
arent bombarded with ads for
junk food, the frst lady said
in a statement released before
the announcement. Because
when parents are working
hard to teach their kids healthy
habits at home, their work
shouldnt be undone by un-
healthy messages at school.
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON The
nations governors emerged
from a meeting with Presi-
dent Barack Obama on Mon-
day claiming harmony, only
to immediately break into an
on-camera partisan feud in
front of the West Wing.
Louisiana Republican Gov.
Bobby Jindal lashed out frst,
saying if Obama were seri-
ous about growing the econ-
omy he would approve the
Keystone XL pipeline proj-
ect and take other executive
actions.
Instead, Jindal said, Obama
seems to be waving the
white fag of surrender on
the economy by focusing on
raising the federal minimum
wage to $10.10, up from
$7.25. The Obama economy
is now the minimum wage
economy. I think we can do
better than that, Jindal said.
Jindals statements were the
kind that Republicans often
make on television appear-
ances or at partisan events,
but dont usually come from
potential presidential can-
didates standing yards from
the Oval Offce. Other gov-
ernors had been instead ex-
pressing wide agreement and
appreciation for the presi-
dents time. As Jindal spoke,
some of his colleagues began
shaking their heads, and Ha-
waii Democratic Gov. Neil
Abercrombie began audibly
mumbling to others around
him.
Connecticut Democratic
Gov. Dannel Malloy took
over the microphone from
Jindal and responded sharp-
ly, Wait a second, until a
few moments ago we were
going down a pretty coop-
erative road. So let me just
say that we dont all agree
that moving Canadian oil
through the United States is
necessarily the best thing for
the United States economy.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fal-
lin, a Republican who chairs
the National Governors As-
sociation and supports Key-
stone, earlier said she asked
Obama when the administra-
tion would decide whether to
allow it and he told her there
would be an answer in the
next couple months.
Malloy said Jindals white
fag statement was the most
partisan of their weekend
conference and that many
governors support a mini-
mum wage increase.
What the heck was a ref-
erence to white fag when
it comes to people mak-
ing $404 a week? Malloy
snapped. I mean, thats the
most insane statement Ive
ever heard.
Jindal did not the back
down.
If thats the most partisan
thing hes heard all week-
end, I want to make sure he
hears a more partisan state-
ment, the Louisiana gover-
nor responded. I think we
can grow the economy more
if we would delay more of
these Obamacare mandates.
But Malloy was already
walking away from the news
conference. He called Jindal
a cheap shot artist as he
departed the White House
grounds.
The public dispute came
after Obama appealed to the
governors for their help to
advance his economic poli-
cies that stand little chance
of winning passage on Capi-
tol Hill.
Even when theres little
appetite in Congress to move
on some of these priories, on
the state level you guys are
governed by practical con-
siderations, Obama told the
governors during remarks in
the State Dining Room. You
want to do right by your peo-
ple.
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Hagel: Military must shrink to face new era
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON Looking beyond Ameri-
cas post-9/11 wars, Defense Secretary Chuck
Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the
Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing
bases and reshaping forces to confront a more
volatile, more unpredictable world with a
more nimble military.
The nation can afford a smaller military so
long as it retains a technological edge and the
agility to respond on short notice to crises any-
where on the globe, Hagel said. He said the
priorities he outlined refect a consensus view
among Americas military leaders, but Repub-
licans in Congress were quick to criticize some
proposed changes.
In a speech at the one-year mark of his tenure
as Pentagon chief, Hagel revealed many details
of the defense spending plan that will be part of
the 2015 budget that President Barack Obama
will submit to Congress next week. Hagel de-
scribed it as the frst Pentagon budget to fully
refect the nations transition from 13 years of
war.
At the core of his plan is the notion that after
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that proved longer
and more costly than foreseen, the U.S. mili-
tary will no longer be sized to conduct large and
protracted ground wars. It will put more em-
phasis on versatile, agile forces that can project
power over great distances, including in Asia.
Hagel stressed that such changes entail risk.
He said, We are entering an era where Ameri-
can dominance on the seas, in the skies and in
space can no longer be taken for granted.
However, budget constraints demand that
spending be managed differently from the past,
with an eye to cutting costs across a wide front,
including in areas certain to draw opposition in
the Congress, he said.
He proposed, for example, a variety of chang-
es in military compensation, including smaller
pay raises, a slowdown in the growth of tax-
free housing allowances and a requirement that
retirees and some families of active-duty ser-
vice members pay a little more in health insur-
ance deductibles and co-pays.
Although these recommendations do not cut
anyones pay, I realize they will be controver-
sial, Hagel said, adding that the nation cannot
afford the escalating cost of military pay and
beneft packages that were enacted during the
war years.
If we continue on the current course with-
out making these modest adjustments now, the
choices will only grow more diffcult and pain-
ful down the road, he said.
Although Congress has agreed on an overall
number for the military budget in fscal 2015
just under $500 billion there are still major
decisions to be made on how that money should
be spent to best protect the nation.
Early reaction from Republicans in Congress
was negative.
I am concerned that we are on a path to re-
peat the mistakes weve made during past at-
tempts to cash in on expected peace dividends
that never materialized, said Sen. Marco Ru-
bio of Florida, a possible presidential contender
in 2016.
What were trying to do is solve our fnan-
cial problems on the backs of our military, and
that cant be done, said Rep. Howard Buck
McKeon of California, chairman of the House
Armed Services Committee.
Another proposal likely to draw fre on Capi-
tol Hill is Hagels call for a new round of do-
mestic military base closings in 2017. In the
years following the last round, in 2005, mem-
bers of Congress fought to protect bases in their
home districts and states, arguing that the pro-
cess does not yield as much savings as adver-
tised.
Hagel built his case on what he called a foun-
dation of realism. He quoted one of his prede-
cessors, the World War II-era secretary of war,
Henry Stimson, as saying Americans must act
in the world as it is, and not in the world as we
wish it were.
This is a time for reality, Hagel said. He
emphasized that the period of explosive growth
in defense budgets was over, making it more
important to preserve a technological edge as
other nations modernize their militaries. He
made no direct mention of China or Russia, but
both are investing heavily in their military ca-
pabilities.
Budget reductions inevitably reduce the
militarys margin of error in dealing with these
risks, Hagel said, adding that a smaller U.S.
force strains our ability to simultaneously re-
spond to multiple global crises.
He and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Joint
Chiefs chairman who appeared with him, both
argued strongly against a return to the across-
the-board congressional budget cuts known as
sequestration that were partially suspended for
the 2014 and 2015 budgets. Hagel likened a
return to such cuts to gambling with our mili-
tary. Dempsey, too, said those deeper reduc-
tions would have exceedingly harmful effects
on the entire military.
Were all willing to take risks, Dempsey
said. None of us are willing to gamble.
Under the congressional budget deal passed
two months ago, the Pentagons 2015 budget is
set at $496 billion the same as in 2014. Ha-
gel said Obamas budget proposal will include
a government-wide Opportunity, Growth and
Security Initiative that would provide the Pen-
tagon with an additional estimated $26 billion.
He said the new money would be used for in-
creased training and other partially neglected
activities central to making the military ready
for combat.
The active-duty Army would shrink
from todays 522,000 soldiers to between
440,000 and 450,000 the smallest
number since 1940 when the nation
was gearing up to enter World War II.
The Army currently is scheduled to be
reduced to 490,000.
The Armys post-World War II low was
480,000 in 2001, according to figures
provided by the service. In 1940 the
Army had just 267,000 active-duty mem-
bers, but that number surged to 1.46
million the following year as America pre-
pared for war in Europe and the Pacific.
The Army National Guard would drop
from 355,000 soldiers to 335,000 by
2017, and the Army Reserve would drop
by 10,000, to 195,000. The National
Guard also would send its Apache attack
helicopters to the active-duty Army in
exchange for Black Hawk helicopters
more suitable for domestic disaster relief
missions.
The Marine Corps would shrink from
190,000 to 182,000.
The Navy would keep its 11 aircraft
carriers but lay up, or temporarily
remove from active service, 11 of its 22
cruisers while they are modernized. The
Navy would reduce from 52 to 32 its
purchase of littoral combat ships, which
are smaller vessels designed to operate
closer to shore.
The Air Force would retire its fleet of
A-10 Warthog tank-killer planes for an
estimated savings of $3.5 billion over five
years. It also would retire the venerable
U-2 spy plane, which debuted early in
the Cold War as a stalwart of U.S. intel-
ligence.
Proposed cuts
Governors erupt in partisan
dispute at White House
Court divided in climate case
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court
appeared divided on Monday over the sole
Obama administration program already in
place to limit power plant and factory emis-
sions of gases blamed for global warming.
The justices took on a small, complicated
piece of the politically charged issue of cut-
ting greenhouse gas emissions in an extended
argument that included references to Dunkin
Donuts stores, football games and light bulbs.
The examples were meant to illustrate the vast
potential reach of the program, in its critics
view, or its limited nature, as the administra-
tion argued.
The presence of Senate Republican Leader
Mitch McConnell of Kentucky in the court-
room underscored the political stakes in Presi-
dent Barack Obamas high-profle effort to
deal with global warming a policy Obama
is pursuing after failing to persuade Congress
to enact climate change legislation. McConnell
is facing a tough re-election fght in which he
refers often to the administrations assault on
the coal industry in Kentucky and elsewhere.
The courts liberal justices seemed com-
fortable with the scope of an Environmental
Protection Agency permitting program that
applies to companies that want to expand fa-
cilities or build new ones that would increase
overall pollution. Under the program, the com-
panies must evaluate ways to reduce the car-
bon they release. Carbon dioxide is the chief
greenhouse gas.
However, conservative members of the
bench indicated theyre skeptical of the EPAs
authority, with Justice Anthony Kennedy as the
probable decisive vote. Kennedy seemed most
interested in making clear that EPA would re-
tain the ability to combat climate change under
earlier high court rulings, regardless of the out-
come of this case.
Both sides acknowledged on Monday that
the result would not impede EPAs proposal
of frst-time national standards for new power
plants or its regulations for existing plants ex-
pected to be proposed this summer. It will then
move on to other large stationary sources such
as factories.
Sports
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Sports
shorts:
Chapman
spring sports
meeting
The spring sports parent
meeting will be Wednesday,
February 26 at 7 pm in the
Chapman High School Com-
mons area. Baseball, soft-
ball, track, tennis, and golf
coaches will be there to visit
with players and parents
after a short introduction by
AD Shane Sundahl.
Freshman
boys finish
perfect season
The Abilene Cowboy fresh-
men basketball team won
two basketball games last
week. The Cowboys defeat-
ed Wamego 55-45 Thursday
night and came back to
defeat Clay Center 50-31
Friday night in Abilene.
The Cowboys finished
off the Red Raiders in the
fourth quarter after trailing
in the game. The Cowboy
defense limited Wamego to
three fourth quarter points
while they scored 15 to get
the win.
We came out and got
behind 16-4 at one point
early, coach Kyle Becker
said. We really had to play
catch up.
Abilene led 31-29 at the
break but trailed 42-40
heading into the final eight
minutes.
Parker Base led the
Cowboys with 17 points and
Colby Korf had 10. Sam Burt
pulled down nine rebounds
for the Cowboys.
Friday against Clay Center,
Base led the Cowboys with
15 points as all eleven
players found the net.
Ben Veach grabbed eight re-
bound and Cole Bartlett led
the team in steals with two
and he had four assists.
This was a game where
we really wanted to stay
focused, Becker said. It
was a long week with bus
rides to Hays and Wamego
and we just wanted to fin-
ish strong. I was pleased
we could do that. The kids
played solid and took care
of business. Everyone in
the books scored which is
always fun.
The Cowboys ended the
season 18-0.
The kids we had this
year were very talented and
worked hard, Becker said.
They will be fun to watch as
they grow and develop in
the future.
Wamego
AHS 13 18 9 15 - 55
WHS 19 10 13 3 - 45
Abilene (17-0) Base 17,
Korf 10, Burt 8, Wildey 6,
ONeal 6, Veach 4, Anguia-
no 3, Bartlett 1.
Wamego Nordberg 19,
Blain 10, Hobbs 6, Mack-
eprauns 4, Land 4, Swan 2,
Wohler 2.
Clay Center
CC 5 9 6 11 - 31
AHS 14 18 7 11 - 50
Clay Center Folks 7,
Pfizenmaier 6, Ahlberg 5,
Brinkman 4, Liby 4, Althisen
3, Millies 2.
Abilene (18-0) Base 15,
Schartz 6, Bartlett 5, Korf
5, Veach 4, ONeal 4, Burt
4, Jurgensen 3, Wycoff 2,
Haug 1, Anguiano 1.
Florida takes
over top spot
in AP poll
Florida took over the top
spot in the Associated Press
top 25 poll for the first time
since repeating as NCAA
champions in 2007.
The latest poll was released
Monday.
Florida (25-2) moved up
from second after Syracuse
lost twice last week. The
Orange (25-2) fell from first
to No. 4.
Wichita State (29-0), the
only unbeaten team in
Division I, moved up from
third to No. 2. Arizona (25-
2) climbed from fourth to
No. 3.
Florida received 47 first-
place votes. Wichita State
picked up 14 top votes and
Arizona got the remaining
four.
Chapman sending three
wrestlers to state
Refector-Chronicle Staff
COLBY The Chapman
Fighting Irish wrestling team
qualifed three wrestlers at
the Colby Class 4A regional
Saturday to participate in the
state tournament at the Bicen-
tennial Center in Salina this
weekend.
Stone Hayden (160) placed
third, Zach Witt (170) fn-
ished fourth and Jason Zook
(285) brought home the sec-
ond place medal.
Chapman fnished eighth as
a team with 77 points.
It was a tough tournament,
I thought, Chapman coach
Jeff Sheets said. The compe-
tition was really pretty tough.
I am very proud of the
three boys that qualifed and
they are some of the better
wrestlers of our team and it
showed and their leadership
showed during the tourna-
ment.
Hayden wrestled Jack Go-
ertzen of Buhler to win a
major decision 11-2. In the
second round he pinned Jared
Knapp of Concordia and then
lost a 3-2 decision to Gabe
Ware in the semi-fnals.
Hayden then won an eight
to three decision over Trey
Loftis of Scott City to ad-
vance to the third place match
where he pinned Koby Unruh
of McPherson.
Stone has been right there
on the bubble qualifying for
state the last couple of years,
Sheets said. I am very proud
of him. He broke through,
qualifed and wrestled well
this weekend.
Witt won two matches in
the tournament before an in-
jury sidelined him in the third
place match. He still quali-
fed for the state meet with a
fourth place fnish.
Zach has been one match
away for the last two years and
he fnally qualifed this year,
Sheets said. I am very proud
of him as he has been nursing
a sore shoulder all year and
he really got crunched in the
third place match.
Zook placed second in the
regional as a sophomore.
He won the 4A regional in
Abilene last year as a fresh-
man. He won his frst three
matches of the tournament by
pins over Michael McKinney
of McPherson, Andy Tope of
Abilene and Larneds Kaiden
Reed.
In the championship match,
Brix Brickey of Smoky Val-
ley won a 7-2 decision to take
home the frst place medal.
Jason ended up losing a
match he could have won,
Sheets said. I think he real-
ized that he made a couple of
mistakes against that particu-
lar wrestler whom he had de-
feated earlier in the season.
Overall, I was happy with
the results, Sheets said.
Placing three kids is two
more than we did last year, so
that is an improvement. I think
we will be mentally ready to
go for the state meet.
KU claims 10th
Big 12 Title
By DAVE SKRETTA
AP Sports Writer
LAWRENCE Naadir
Tharpe fnally got to stand
in the middle of the court at
Allen Fieldhouse, bask in the
adulation of another sellout
crowd and celebrate a con-
ference championship.
The junior guard, who
wrapped up his frst two Big
12 titles on the road, had 19
points to lead fve Kansas
players in double fgures
Monday night, and the ffth-
ranked Jayhawks held off
Oklahoma 83-75 to ensure a
share of their 10th consecu-
tive league crown.
Just a great feeling,
Tharpe said. To be at home,
to hear the fans and all that,
its a beautiful feeling. It just
shows the tradition of Kan-
sas and what it means to us.
Wayne Selden and Andrew
Wiggins added 15 points
each, and Joel Embiid had
12 points and 13 rebounds
for the Jayhawks (22-6, 13-
2), who poured off the bench
at the buzzer to celebrate the
latest addition to their na-
tion-leading 57 conference
titles.
It might be the only one
for Wiggins and Embiid, the
dynamic freshman duo pro-
jected to be lottery picks if
they come out this season.
Wiggins has already stated
his intention to do so.
Winning the champion-
ship, Wiggins said, just a
great feeling on the court.
Only two schools in mens
Division I basketball have
won more consecutive con-
ference titles than Kansas:
UCLA captured 13 straight
from 1967-79 in the Pac-10,
and Gonzaga won 11 straight
in the West Coast Confer-
ence from 2001-11.
Its something you know,
Selden said. When you
come in here, thats the stan-
dard.