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Law unlikely to impact local drug efforts

“I can’t speak for all of law enforcement, but I would say probably that the majority of law enforcement would find (the legalization of marijuana) concerning. Personally, I find it a little bit discouraging,”

Gareth Hoffman


Though marijuana, which is illegal in Kansas, has been legalized in next-door Colorado, Dickinson County Sheriff Gareth Hoffman and Abilene Police Chief Mark Heimer both said they are not worried about the drug being transported into the Sunflower State via Interstate-70. However, Heimer said that doesn’t mean he thinks marijuana is not being transported on the interstate. He simply doesn’t think the transport

levels will increase.

“I-70, I-35 and some of the other major freeways within the state have always been drug carrier routes,” Heimer said. “There may be some occur- rences of more personal use or small amounts of drugs that somebody brings back with them after a purchase in Colorado, but we’re not expecting that there’s going to be a significant increase in that.” Hoffman said he is more concerned about the legalization of marijuana than the prospects of its transport. “I can’t speak for all of law enforcement, but I would say probably that the majority of law en- forcement would find (the legalization of mari-

juana) concerning. Personally, I find it a little bit discouraging,” Hoffman said. “I certainly see both sides of the argument, but I feel like that’s just one more step — we’re just opening up one more door.” While Hoffman said he sees the legalization of marijuana as a gateway to potential problems fur- ther down the road, he said he and his staff will deal with whatever comes their way. “Our duty’s to enforce the law that’s put in place, and should Kansas decide to do that, we’ll make those adjustments and continue to enforce the laws

See: Marijuana, Page 6

Sock hop school Story and photo by Tiffany Roney Students at St. Andrew’s Elementary School participate
Sock hop
Story and photo
by Tiffany Roney
Students at St. Andrew’s Elementary School participate
in a sock hop Thursday as part of Catholic Schools Week.
Admission to the dance was either a pair of socks or a
pair of gloves for the Abilene Food and Clothing Bank.

St. Andrew’s marks Catholic Schools week

A t home, a 3rd-grader said

she likes to sing and dance

to songs by Carrie Under-

wood and Tim McGraw. She said she still got a kick out of the songs at the Sock Hop at St. Andrew’s Pa- rochial School on Thursday, even though they were more hip-hop, pop and Jamaican-influenced tunes.

“’Who Let the Dogs Out?’ — that was fun because I’ve listened to it before, and it’s just cool how they have one part where it’s calm and then one where you move a lot,” Katelyn Shively said. “I like to

dance a lot and it’s just fun.” Some students danced with each other — though boys and girls chose not to dance together — while oth- ers did their own thing by perform- ing their best break-dancing moves. Each grade received the opportunity to represent their class by dancing to part of an upbeat song, book- ended by two all-together dances:

“The Macarena” and the “Cha-Cha Slide.” Principal and 1st-grade teacher Chris Bacon said the dance served three purposes: to help celebrate

National Catholic Schools Week — an endeavor the school has under- taken for the entire week — and to give the kids an opportunity to ex- ercise and to partner with the local Food and Clothing Bank for sock and glove donations, which served as the event’s “admission fee.” “The kids participated in Mass on Sunday, and we hosted an open house and dedicated our new win- dows to thank all those people,” Ba- con said. “That was a pretty impor- tant and very special day.” Bacon said 2014 is the 40th an-

niversary of NCSW, which is spon- sored across America by National Catholic Education Association. Each day of the week, students par- take in special activities like mak- ing cards for shut-ins and compet- ing with their teachers in a contest they call “Are you smarter than your teacher?” This year, Wednesday fell on Kan- sas Day, so the students participated in several Kansas Day activities, including Kansas Bingo. On Tues- day, the staff hosted a volunteer

See: Sock Hop, Page 6



2 arrests

Reflector-Chronicle Staff

A 24-year-old Abilene man faces multiple charges after fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer earlier this week. According to Abilene Police Chief Mark Heimer, police responded to a domestic violence call in the 200 block of Summitt Street around 10 p.m. Tuesday. A vehicle was attempting to leave the scene, Heimer said. The vehicle was westbound on 10th Street from Buckeye Avenue at a high rate of speed. Heimer said an officer at- tempted to stop the vehicle, which turned south into an alley in the 900 block of Mulberry Street. The ve- hicle came to a halt after colliding with a parked vehicle and two utility poles. The suspect fled on foot. On Wednesday, Ethyn Hafner turned himself in at the Abilene Po- lice Department. He was booked into the Dickinson County jail.

Hafner was charged with criminal

trespass, failure to stop at an accident,

failure to report an accident, reckless

driving, transporting an open con-

tainer, disorderly conduct and failure to have liability insurance.

Man faces sexual abuse of a child charges

A 39-year-old Abilene man was ar- rested on multiple charges related to the sexual abuse of a child. Jason Simms was arrested on Tues- day Jan. 28 and was booked into the Dickinson County Jail. According to the Abilene Police Department, the incidents are alleged to have occurred between January 2012 and January 2014 in Abilene. Simms faces charges of rape, ag- gravated indecent liberties with a child and aggravated criminal sod- omy. Simms is currently being held in lieu of $300,000 bond.

County facilities inspection reveals only ‘minor’ issues


An inspection of several facili- ties owned by Dickinson County found only a couple “minor” is- sues. County Administrator Brad Homman reported on the inspec- tions by The Kansas Workers Risk Cooperatives of Counties at the regular meeting of the Dickinson County Commission Thursday. “We are always glad when they do that so that we know we are in check,” Homman said. He said there were three issues at Sterl Hall. Two were items stored in front of a breaker box and one

was an emergency light that failed. “Those are easily corrected and minor,” he said. They also inspected the road and bridge, the noxious weed and the household hazardous waste facili- ties. “We had a good report,” Hom- man said. Commissioner Craig Chamber- lin asked about improvements to Sterl Hall. Homman said that a keyless en- try system is in the process of be- ing installed.

“It is a little bit of an issue hand-

ing keys


and getting them

back in,” he said. “The clerk can put in a code for whoever is us-

ing it for the weekend and have access. Monday morning they can take that code out and they don’t have to worry about keys. “We are still working on some ideas that we will bring back to you,” he told the commission. “We are still working on the idea of restrooms and a storm shelter. There might be some FEMA as- sistance available for a storm shel- ter.” The new bathrooms would also be certified storm shelters. “We felt it would be a waste not to make them a storm shelter and have a dual function structure,” Homman said. “We have no storm

See: County, Page 6

UMB president Roney to retire next week


UMB vice president Lynn Dejmal said Roney will be missed at the bank, not only by his customers but also by

his colleagues.

“We all loved working with Daryl,” Dejmal said. “He is very efficient and always gets things done on time. He really carried the bank. He was really good with cus- tomers, and he helped many people.”

Roney has worked at UMB

Bank, formerly Farmer’s

Though many people in Abilene know him as the man behind the wooden desk in UMB Bank’s corner office, a local banker grew up as a 6-year-old milking a cow and as a teenager driving a tractor.



a great

benefit to

have an understanding of farming in order to serve those in farming operations,” UMB Bank president Da-

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National Bank, for 39 years. Five years into his job with UMB, as a 40-something with two sons and a daughter, Roney became the president of the local bank.

See: Roney, Page 6

ryl Roney said. “Most of my work has been with the farming com- munity, and I’ve been impressed with the character, integrity and work ethic of my customers.”

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Club news

Genealogy Researchers

Dickinson County Genealogy Researchers will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Dickinson County Heritage Center, 412 S. Campbell St. The program will be “Researching the Myers Family” by LaVerne Myers and family. Anyone with an interest in genealogy research or the Myers family is invited to attend.

Beta Sigma Phi

The Alpha Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the home of Mary Amess. Fay Johnson will be co-hostess and Marge Olson is in charge of the program.

Kansas FFA Alumni

The Kansas FFA Alumni auction successful raised enough money to provide 40 Kansas FFA members scholarships to the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. Each year Kansas FFA members apply for WLC scholarships and are ranked from 1 to 40 based on student, community and chapter involvement. For the first time since the program began, all 40-ranked members will receive either a $450 or $350 scholarship. The level of involvement of the student’s FFA alumni chapter deter- mines the scholarship amount. The Chapman FFA Alumni Association hosted this year’s auc- tion and had more than 10 student members, two FFA advisors and seven FFA alumni members who assisted in collecting more than 125 items for the auction. The auction was held Jan. 25 at the Quality Inn & Suites in Salina.

4-Hers selected

Three Dickinson County 4-Hers have been selected at the Northeast Area Kansas Award Application Screening to com- pete for a state project award. County youth competing for a state award are Marcus Cox, Beef; Chance Hultgren, Sheep; and Rogan Tokach, Meat Goats. In order to qualify for this honor, youth must meet certain age requirements and have their 4-H record book and Kansas Award Portfolio (KAP) chosen as the county champion in the project. The youth then submit the KAP to the Northeast Area competition, which encompasses 26 other counties. The top two applications for each project in each of the four geographic areas of the state are then judged for state awards. Other county youth who competed at the Northeast Area KAP Screening include: Mardi Traskowsky, Foods and Nutri- tion; Augustus Anders, Photography, Wood Science, Swine and Home Environment; Drew Miller, Plant Science and Leadership; Micayla Stika, Clothing & Textiles and Fiber Arts; and Jaryth Barten, Wildlife.


Auction tickets on sale

Tickets for the annual St. Andrew’s Auction are now on sale. The annual event, which benefits St. Andrew’s Elemen- tary School, is set for Saturday, March 1, beginning at 6 p.m. at the school gym. Payment for purchases at the auction will be accepted via debit or credit card. Reserved tickets are $30 each and include buffet dinner and drinks. Tickets may be purchased at the school office. For more information, call 263-2453.

Adoption program

Adoption and the search for birth parents will be explored at Lifetree Café at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The program, titled “Finding the Family I Never Knew,” features the filmed stories of a woman who searched out and connected with her birth mother and of a woman who, after 35 years, still searches for the child she gave up for adoption. Participants in the Lifetree program will have the opportu- nity to discuss issues relating to adoption in a safe, caring environment. Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and bev- erages are available. Lifetree Café is located at Lifetree Café, 207 N. Cedar St.

County art show

The Dickinson County Historical Society is sponsoring the fifth Annual Scholastic Art Show from Feb. 2 to Feb. 9, at the Heritage Center Museum, 412 S. Campbell St., Abilene. Students’ artwork in kindergarten through high school will

be on display. The show will be open to the public with a reception from

to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, in the Heritage Center. Admis- sion to the center will be free during the reception.


We love you, Mom, Dad, Steven, Nikki, Crystal, Grandpa Joe & Grandma Sandy
We love you,
Mom, Dad, Steven, Nikki,
Crystal, Grandpa Joe &
Grandma Sandy
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Mental health problems in US

  • M ental health is much like our physical health. Unlike our physical well-being, it is

much more difficult to know the condi- tion of our mental health. The World Health Organization has defined mental health as a state of well- being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work produc- tively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. However, a mental health problem af- fects a person’s thinking, emotional state, and behavior. Such an illness also disrupts the person’s ability to work or carry out other daily activities and en- gage in satisfying personal relationships. Most people do not understand how common mental illnesses are in the Unit- ed States. One in five adults has a men- tal disorder in any one year. That means that around 45.6 million people across the country deal with poor mental health each year. The top five mental disorders are anxiety, substance use disorder, ma- jor depression, bipolar disorder and eat- ing disorders, including anorexia ner-

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FACS Report

Chelsi Myer

Dickinson County Extension

vosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. Mental health problems often start in adolescence or early adulthood. Half of all mental disorders began by the age 14 and three quarters by age 24. It is impor- tant to detect problems early to ensure the person proper treatment and support. Recovery is a personal journey with the goals of hope, empowerment and au- tonomy. Unfortunately, our culture has not un- derstood mental health illness, and like many misunderstood issues, stigmas de- veloped. People suffering with mental health problems have an illness, just like

coronary heart disease or cancer. The most important piece of information is that mental health disorders can be treat- ed and recovery is possible. If you can relate with a mental health

problem or believe that someone you know has one, seek help. Just like any other emergency, mental health requires first aid. First, assess for risk of suicide

or harm, listen non-judgmentally, give

reassurance, encourage appropriate pro- fessional help, and strongly encourage self-help. If you or someone you know is suicidal, immediately call the National Suicide Hotline at 800-273-8255 or 911. Individuals dealing with mental health problems are not crazy or psycho, they are real people with real problems that have real solutions. Contact the Dickinson County K-State Research and Extension office at 263- 2001 if you have other questions con- cerning this topic.

Chelsi Myer is the family and consumer sciences agent with Dickinson County Extension.

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Blue Ridge honored

Blue Ridge Elementary is one of only 42 elementary schools in the state of Kansas to receive the 2013 Governor’s Achievement Award. The Award goes to schools that are among the top 5 percent in reading and math assessments as well as attendance rates. “The Governor’s Achieve- ment Award is a significant recognition for Kansas schools,” said Kansas Education Commission- er Diane DeBacker. “The accomplishment recognizes a school’s high expectations and the ability of the school staff to assist students in achieving to those expectations.”

Biking tour set for June 7

Special to Reflector-Chronicle

Registration is now open for the 2014 Biking Across Kansas bicycle tour across the state. The 40th year of the largest bicycling event in Kansas history — a 550-mile ride across the State — begins June 7.

BAK is

an eight-day tour

originating at the Kansas-Col- orado line with more than 800 bicyclists and support staff.

The bicyclists will start at the Kansas-Colorado line west of Elkhart. Their over- night stops will be Satanta, Spearville, Ellinwood, Sa- lina, Wamego, Oskaloosa

and Hiawatha. The cyclists’ final night together will be in Hiawatha on June 13. The following morning they will cycle to the Missouri border near White Cloud and will en- joy a celebration picnic. BAK is also routed through:

Hugoton, Dodge City, Kin- sley, Larned, Great Bend, Ellsworth, Abilene, Junction City, Manhattan, Rossville, Horton, and many more Kan- sas towns. Riders will range in age from 8 to 85 years old. Fami- lies representing three gen- erations are expected again this year. Many of the riders will be from Kansas, but en-

tries are also expected from as many as 30 states, includ- ing some as far away as New York, Maryland, Maine, New Mexico and California. In addition, participants are anticipated from as far away as the United Kingdom. Par- ticipants will enjoy the state’s favorable early-June cycling conditions. The main goals of BAK are to promote wellness through bicycling, celebrate Kansas history and the beauty of its landscape and enjoy the warm hospitality of its towns and people. For more information on BAK 2014 or to register, visit





Special to Reflector-Chronicle

SALINA — Continuing a history of extraordinary support to the Salina Sym- phony and other local arts organizations, the Morrison Family has established the first ever endowed chair for the Salina Sympho - ny. The gift will

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Steve Henry of Abilene. The Morrison’s generosity provides the opportunity to further the artistic mission of the Symphony, said mu- sic director and conductor Ken Hakoda. Annual interest earnings from the endowment will provide funds for the princi- pal cellist.

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p.m. — AA, non-smok-

ing, Catholic Parish Center,

  • 210 E. Sixth St., Chapman


6:30 a.m. — Christian Businessmen’s Association, Green Acres Bowl

a.m. — Gideons Prayer Breakfast, Hitching Post


Restaurant, Old Abilene Town


p.m. — Arts Council of Dickinson County Winter


Film Fest at Great Plains Theatre, “Amour”


p.m. — Fraternal Order

of Eagles Auxiliary No. 2934, 207 Eagle Drive

p.m. — Clean and Se- rene Narcotics Anonymous,


First United Methodist

Church, 601 N. Cedar


p.m. — Open AA,

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Parish Hall, 3599 North Field, Solomon


6:45 a.m. — Abilene Kiwanis Club, Hitching Post Restaurant, Old Abilene Town


p.m. — Hospice Be-

reavement Group, St. Paul’s

Lutheran Church, 114 N. 18th St., Herington


p.m. — Boy Scout

Troop 40, First United

Methodist Church, 601 N. Cedar

p.m. — NA, Solomon Senior Center, 119 W.


Fourth St.


9:30 a.m. — Alpha Mas- ter Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, home of Mary Amess 5:30 p.m. — Weight Watchers, Nichols Educa- tion Center


p.m. — Dickinson

County Genealogy Re- searchers, Dickinson County Heritage Center,

  • 412 S. Campbell St.


p.m. — Closed AA,

step meeting, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sixth and


Lawmakers consider bill

to expand gun rights

The Associated Press

TOPEKA — Influential gun rights groups are pushing pro- posals in Kansas to strip cit-

ies and counties of any power to restrict the open carrying of firearms or regulate guns, telling legislators Thursday that a muddle of local rules confuses firearms owners and

infringes upon their civil lib- erties. The Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee

began two days of hearings on a bill ensuring that the open carrying of firearms is

allowed statewide, prohibit- ing cities and counties from regulating gun and ammuni-

tion sales, and voiding ex- isting local ordinances. The measure also prohibits cities and counties from using tax dollars to administer gun buy- back programs and prevents local governments from regu- lating the carrying of knives, even in public buildings. The committee hasn’t set a date for debating the bill, but it and the Republican-domi- nated Legislature are support- ive of gun rights measures, as is GOP Gov. Sam Brown- back. Lobbyists for both the National Rifle Association and the Kansas State Rifle

Association testified in favor of the bill. This year’s bill follows a string of victories for gun rights advocates. Legislators last year rewrote the state’s concealed carry law to allow permit holders to carry their weapons into more public buildings and passed a law declaring that the federal

government has no power to regulate guns sold and kept only in Kansas. Also, Kansas enacted what’s believed to

be the first law in the nation

banning the use of state tax dollars on lobbying or even “publicity or propaganda” on gun issues.

“In a western Kansas town, a farming community, if you see a guy come in from the fields, and he has a .22 on his hip, you probably don’t think much about it. But if you’re in an urban area, an inner-city neighborhood, where you know there are street gangs, drug dealers, and you see somebody with a TEC-9 strapped on their hip, hanging out on the corner where we know drugs are being sold, that’s a little bit different issue.”

Mike Taylor

But Patricia Stoneking, the state association’s president,

said gun owners still face varying local regulations on transporting and carrying

their firearms as they travel across the state. Kansas law permits the open carrying of guns, but allows cities and

counties to impose regula- tions, and at least a few have banned the practice. “Not a day goes by that our office doesn’t receive calls from people who are con- fused about the law, who are given conflicting information by various municipalities as to what the law is,” Stoneking

told the committee. “I think it’s time that we really set this to rest.” One provision of the bill

would prevent local govern- ment agencies from asking their employees whether they

have concealed carry per- mits and whether they intend to carry their weapons with them on the job. It’s a reaction to a new policy in the city of Wichita that requires employ- ees to say whether they intend to carry concealed. Rep. Jim Howell, a Derby Republican who is the bill’s main legislative sponsor, said

he wants to protect local gov- ernment employees from be- ing fired, disciplined or dis- criminated against because they have concealed carry





“What I

want to have is statewide uni-

formity and statewide clar-

ity.” But groups representing cities and counties and some local government officials op- pose the measure, particularly because of the provision deal- ing with public employees. Opponents note that private companies can ban concealed weapons from their premises and set policies preventing workers from carrying on the job. “We think public and pri- vate (employees) should be treated equally,” said Me- lissa Wangemann, lobbyist and general counsel for the Kansas Association of Coun- ties. “Employers will want to know if employees are carry- ing.” And Mike Taylor, a lobbyist for the Unified Government of Kansas City, Kan., and Wy- andotte County, questioned whether allowing the univer- sal open carrying of firearms would be safe. The Unified Government bans it. “In a western Kansas town, a farming community, if you see a guy come in from the fields, and he has a .22 on his hip, you probably don’t think much about it,” Taylor said. “But if you’re in an urban area, an inner-city neighbor- hood, where you know there are street gangs, drug dealers, and you see somebody with a TEC-9 strapped on their hip, hanging out on the corner where we know drugs are be- ing sold, that’s a little bit dif- ferent issue.”

Feds allowing Medicaid overhaul

The Associated Press

TOPEKA — Kansas is moving ahead with the last piece of overhauling its Med- icaid program after receiving federal government permis- sion to turn over management of in-home services for the developmentally disabled to private health insurance com- panies. The changes state officials announced Thursday will take effect Saturday and affect about 8,500 people receiving services aimed at allowing them to live independently, including health monitoring and help with daily tasks, em- ployment, and financial man- agement. The state’s Medic- aid director received approval from a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services administrator in a letter dated Wednesday. The $3 billion-a-year Med- icaid program provides medical coverage for about

345,000 poor and disabled Kansans, and last year, the state turned administration of most of the program over to three private health insurance companies. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback contends participants in the overhauled program — now called Kan- Care — are getting better services, with less cost to the state. Federal officials were re- quired to sign off on the over- haul because the federal gov- ernment provides a majority of funds for states’ Medicaid programs. Advocates for the develop- mentally disabled have been vocal critics of KanCare, and their concerns prompted the state to delay the last piece until this year. Brownback’s administration had planned to have the final changes in place in January, but HHS officials didn’t grant their ap- proval in time. Brownback predicted in a

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statement that developmen- tally disabled Kansans will see improved care, and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, a recon- structive plastic surgeon who often serves as the adminis- tration’s spokesman on health issues, called HHS approval “monumental” for the dis- abled. “We believe they will have better health outcomes and better lives,” said Angela de Rocha, a spokeswoman for the state Department for Ag- ing and Disability Services. But advocates for the devel- opmentally disabled remain skeptical. Some hospitals

complained last year about delays in payments under KanCare, and critics of the overhaul have questioned whether some participants are receiving lesser services, despite assurances from the companies and the adminis- tration say more is being cov- ered through their contracts. Tom Laing, executive di- rector of InterHab, which represents service providers, said HHS approval suggests developmentally disabled Kansans’ needs became less important than “the interests of the bureaucrats in Topeka and Washington.”

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Beverly J. (Paulson) Page

Beverly J. (Paulson) Page, 74 of Solomon passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at her home in Solomon. She was born June 6, 1939 in Jamestown, the daughter of Enoch and Thelma (Sjolander) Paulson. Beverly graduated from Enterprise high school. She married Kenneth D. Wilson April 26, 1956. Together they made a home in Enterprise, raising three kids. He pre- ceded her in death in 1972. She later married Gary B. Page in 1977. They moved to Solomon where she helped operate Gary’s Trucking Business in Solomon. He preceded her in death in 2002.

Beverly is survived by her three children: Daughter, Sue Nelson and husband Jesse of Solomon and two sons, Jeff Wilson and wife Donna of Haysville, and Rick Wilson and wife Juli of Salina; eight grandchildren; one brother, Mike Paulson and wife Linda; and two sisters, Lois Sheppard and Yvonne Barnes and husband Charles. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands and four brothers. Funeral Services for Beverly will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at the Solomon United Methodist Church in Solomon with Pastor Mik King officiating. Burial will fol- low at the Abilene City Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at the Carlson-Becker Fu- neral Home in Solomon. Online Condolences can be left at www.martinbeckercarl- Memorials may be made out to the Solomon United Methodist Church or the Salina Animal Shelter and may be sent in care to Carlson-Becker Funeral Home, PO Box 308, Solomon, KS, 67480.


Roy C. Rist

Roy C. Rist, 74, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, in Kansas City. Arrangements are pending from the Danner Funeral Home.

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Ask DOCTOR K. Heart failure is often manageable, sometimes unpredicable
Heart failure is often
manageable, sometimes

DEAR DOCTOR K: My doc- tor says I have heart failure. Are there symptoms I should be looking out for that would indicate my condition is getting worse? DEAR READER: The term “heart failure” is often misun- derstood. People think it means their heart is going to suddenly stop pumping. When that hap- pens, that’s not “heart failure”; it’s a cardiac arrest -- and it’s fatal unless the heart can be re- started. In heart failure, the heart continues to pump, but it’s just not pumping as efficiently as it needs to. The heart does just one thing, but that thing is of life-or-death importance: It pumps blood to every cell in the body. The blood carries sources of energy (like oxygen and sugar) to each cell, and it carries away from each cell its waste products. That needs to happen constantly, ev- ery second of your life. When the circulation of the blood is not as efficient as it should be, a person develops symptoms. The most common are fatigue, shortness of breath and swelling in the legs. The fatigue and shortness of breath are caused by lower-than- normal levels of oxygen and other sources of energy in the blood. The swelling in the legs comes from the buildup of fluid in the body. And that’s caused by a failure of the kidneys to make as much urine as they should, due to the poor circulation of blood through them. (I’ve put an illustration highlighting com- mon symptoms of heart failure on my website, AskDoctorK. com.) Heart failure is often a man- ageable condition. Taking medi- cations, balancing exercise and rest, following a low-sodium

diet and being careful about fluid intake can help keep it in check. But heart failure can be unpre- dictable. After a long stretch of being under control, it can flare up, and even require a hospital stay. Sometimes these flare-ups come from out of the blue, caused by an infection or a medi- cation. Most of the time, though, they creep up, announcing them- selves with subtle changes, such as being more tired than usual or quickly gaining several pounds. Call your doctor if you notice

any of

these warning signs of

heart failure:

-- Sudden weight gain (2 to 3 pounds in one day or 5 or more pounds in one week). The extra weight comes from the buildup of fluid, not from extra fat.

-- Increased swelling in the feet or ankles. -- Swelling or pain in the abdo- men. -- Shortness of breath at rest, or increased shortness of breath with exercise.





breathing when lying flat. -- Waking up at night feeling short of breath, and having to sit up to catch your breath.

-- Increased fatigue. Most important, stay in close communication with your doctor and health care team. Together you can catch changes in your condition early and help avoid complications.

(Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. To send questions, go to, or write: Ask Doctor K, 10 Shattuck St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02115.)

Kit ‘n’ Carlyle

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Family Circus

4 Friday, January 31, 2014 Ask DOCTOR K. Heart failure is often manageable, sometimes unpredicable
4 Friday, January 31, 2014 Ask DOCTOR K. Heart failure is often manageable, sometimes unpredicable

by Bernice Bede Osol AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Dealing with an emo- tional partner will be a chal- lenge for you today. Try to take an impartial view of the situation. Do not allow oth- er people to deflate you or cause you problems. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Experiences in or around hospitals may leave you feel- ing a bit dejected. Try not to take anything too personally at this time. Your instincts are good, so follow your gut feelings.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a good day to ini- tiate professional changes. Interviews or a good discus- sion with your boss could lead to advancement if han- dled correctly.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- A spontaneous outing will turn into a social event. You will gain a lot of insight from talking to peers or relatives today. Be attentive because a secret adversary may at- tempt to undermine you.

Baby Blues

4 Friday, January 31, 2014 Ask DOCTOR K. Heart failure is often manageable, sometimes unpredicable

Beetle Bailey

4 Friday, January 31, 2014 Ask DOCTOR K. Heart failure is often manageable, sometimes unpredicable

Alley Oop

4 Friday, January 31, 2014 Ask DOCTOR K. Heart failure is often manageable, sometimes unpredicable

Big Nate

4 Friday, January 31, 2014 Ask DOCTOR K. Heart failure is often manageable, sometimes unpredicable

The Born Loser

4 Friday, January 31, 2014 Ask DOCTOR K. Heart failure is often manageable, sometimes unpredicable

For Better For Worse

4 Friday, January 31, 2014 Ask DOCTOR K. Heart failure is often manageable, sometimes unpredicable

Frank and Earnest

4 Friday, January 31, 2014 Ask DOCTOR K. Heart failure is often manageable, sometimes unpredicable

The Grizzwells

4 Friday, January 31, 2014 Ask DOCTOR K. Heart failure is often manageable, sometimes unpredicable

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Making a financial deal with someone will require caution, as deception is like- ly. You may also have per- sonal difficulties with some- one close to you. Additional responsibilities are likely un- avoidable.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Conversations with your business partner or lover may yield undesirable re- sults. Now is not the time to make a force play. You will be frustrated by the obsta-

cles you face.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- A work situation is likely to make you emotional. Fe- males may cause profes- sional difficulties for you. An opportunity to make a career change will be beneficial, if taken.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Avoid impulsive or eccen- tric individuals who offer you a business proposition. Take

advantage of any possibility

of traveling. Romance is in

the stars.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Deception is present in your home environment. It would be best to deal with it head-on. Be clear and direct, and you will find a solution to your problem. A residential move is likely at this time.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Evasiveness in com- munications is likely to occur. In-laws may be meddlesome or may try to throw you off course. Avoid making any

life-changing decisions to- day.




Dec. 21) -- Get out and so-

cialize with friends. Do some- thing physical in nature, and you may meet some inter- esting new people.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You will have a hard time handling an emotional partner today. Try to face the truth of the matter. Don’t let other people crush your spir- it or cause you grief.


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The singleton describes the fit

D a i s y D o n o v a n , a n American-born English tele - vision presenter, actress and writer, said, “All Bridget Jones did was give us a word for it (living alone) -- singleton -- which was the worst possible thing.” In bridge, though, being able to show a singleton is some - times the best possible thing a player can do. Look at today’s North hand. After South opens one heart, what should North respond? The North hand is strong enough to force to game. It contains 14 support points (11 high-card and three for the sin- gleton, given the known nine- card or better fit) and only seven losers (the number for a raise to game). If you use the Jacoby Forcing Raise, you could respond two no-trump, but it is much better to jump to four diamonds, a splinter bid announcing at least game-go - ing values, four or more hearts and a singleton (or void) in diamonds. That reduces South’s losers to three: one spade, one heart and one club. He now knows that, if necessary, he can ruff his low diamonds on the

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board. South then uses some form of Blackwood to find out that his partner has the miss - ing aces and spade king (never splinter with a singleton king) and bids seven hearts. After West leads the dia - mond king, how should South plan the play? The only danger is a 4-0 trump split. If East has all four hearts, declarer is down. But if West has them, South is safe as long as he starts with his trump king (or queen), keep - ing dummy’s ace and 10 over West’s jack. When East shows out, declarer finesses in hearts through West and claims all the tricks via two spades, five hearts, one diamond and five clubs.

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Lost & Found


F O U N D : S M A L L W O M A N
F O U N D :
W O M A N ' S
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Child's ring with stone. Must describe
to claim. West's Country Mart, 1900
N. Buckeye.
Help Wanted
The Abilene Parks and
Recreation Department has
openings for the following
seasonal positions:
Water Safety Instructors
Pool Attendants
Ball Diamond Concession
Seasonal Park Laborer
Applications may be picked
up at the Abilene Parks and
Recreation office at
1020 NW 8th St., Abilene,
and will be accepted until
February 28 at 5pm.

Abilene High School has an OPEN-



f o r


D E B A T E / F O R E N S I C S

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b e g i n n i n g

t h e

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school year. This position will also in- clude Personal and Lifetime Finance.

This is a certified position with quali-

f i e d

c a n d i d a t e s

h o l d i n g


c u r r e n t

K a n s a s

t e a c h i n g

l i c e n s e .

P l e a s e

submit resume and letter of interest

to: Abilene Public Schools, PO Box 639, Abilene, Ks. 67410.

E X P E R I E N C E D H V A C &


ANCE service person. Must have ex- perience. 785-258-3355 Herington.







N D U S T R Y .

















C I T Y .






Help Wanted


PART TIME (28 hours a week) cleri-

cal position available in Abilene area. Su bmi t c o v e r l e t t e r a n d r e s ume t o

B o x

8 1

C / O

R e f l e c t o r

C h r o n i c l e ,

P.O. Box 8, Abilene, Ks. 67410

   TAKING APPLICATIONS to FILL a   position that requires a C.N.A. certifi-
position that requires a C.N.A. certifi-
cation, is compassionate, easy going
and has extreme patience. Requires
s p e n d i n
t ime w i t h d eme n t i a t y p e
patients in the evenings, doing crafts
and games. The position is part time
4 p m - 1 0 p m
i n c l u d i n g
e v e r y
o t h e r
weekend. Please apply in person at
Enterprise Estates Nursing Center in
Enterprise, Kansas. Pre-Employment
drug screen and background check
is required. EOE.
o f
A B I L E N E ,
P u b l i c
Works Department, is accepting ap-

p l i c a t i o n s

f o r


b o r e r

p o s i t i o n .

f u l l T h i s

t ime

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sponsible for operating a variety of

equipment and manual labor in the maintenance of streets, signs, storm

drains and flood control. Must be at

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l e a s t
1 8
y e a r s
o f
a g e
wi t h
h i g h
s c h o o l
d i p l o m a
o r
G . E . D .
v a l i d
Kansas Driver's license is required.
C l a s s
A C omme r c i a l
D r i v e r ' s
l i
cense is required within 12 months
of hire date. The City offers a com-
p e t i t i v e
c o m p e n s a t i o n
p a
c k a g e .
f u l l
j o b
d e s c ri p t i o n
a n d
p p l i c a t i o n
can be obtained at the Abilene Pub-
lic Works Department, located at 601
N W 2 n d
i n
A b i l e n e
o r
o n
l i n
a t Position is open until filled. Application reviews

will begin immediately. Submit appli- cation/resume to Public Works Direc-

tor at 419 N. Broadway, Abilene, Ks.


THE CITY of ABILENE, Abilene Fire Department is accepting applications

f o r

V o l u n t e e r

F i r e f i g h t e r

t h i s

i s


on-call position only. An employee in this position performs duties combat-

i n g ,

e x t i n g u i s h i n g

a n d

p r e v e n t i n g

fires. As well as operating and main-

t a i n i n g

f i r e

d e p a r t m e n t

e q u i p m e n t

and apparatus. Applicant must be at

l e a s t

1 8

y e a r s

o f

a g e

wi t h


v a l i d

Kansas Driver's License, high school

d i p l oma ,

o r


Ap p l i c a t i o n s

c a n

be obtained at the City Office, 419 N.

Broadway in Abilene, Ks or online at www.abi lenecityhal Position is

open until filled.

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Help Wanted



O F F I C E R .

T h e

H e r i n g t o n

Police Department is accepting appli- cations for police officer. Applications

ma y

b e

o b t a i n e d

fr om

Ci t y

Ha l l

b y

calling (785) 258-2271. Additional in-

f o r m a t i o n

i s

a v a i l a b l e

o n

t h e website.


The City of Abilene, Kansas, popula- tion 6,893 is ACCEPTING APPLICA- TIONS for the POSITION of Commu-

nity Development Inspector. The du- ties of the Inspector position include,

but are not limited to nuisance abate- ment, building inspections, maintain-

i n g a n d

b a c k f l o w

p r e v e n t i o n

r e c o r d s ,

i n s p e c t i o n e n f o r c e

c e r t i f i c a t i o n

zoning and subdivision regulations in the absence of the zoning adminis -

trator and e nforce standards for the Americans with Disabilities Act. The

ideal candidate must have two to five

y e a r s e x p e rie n c e in c o n s tru c tio n o r

bui lding inspec tions and knowledge of electrical, plumbing and mechani-

c a l

s y s t e m s

i s

r e q u i r e d .

M u s t

b e -

come well versed in and enforce eq-

uitable the 2003 ICC codes, includ- ing the International Bui lding Code,

R e s i d e

n t i a l

M e c h a n i c a l

C o d e ,

P l um b i n g

a n d

F u e l

C o d e ,

C o d e

G a s

Co d e a s we l l a s t h e 2 0 0 2 Na t io n a l

E l e c t r i c a l

C o d e

a n d

C i t y

C o d e s .

Strong customer service experience

i s

p r e f e r r e d .

T h e

C a n d i d a t e m u s t

work independently under the super-

v i s i o n

o f t h e C o m m u n i t y D e v e l o p -

me n t Dir e c t o r. $ 1 6 . 0 0 - $ 1 9 . 0 0 p e r hour, dependent upon qualifications.

The City offers a competitive benefits and compensation package. Applica-

t i o n

m a y

b e

m a d e

o n l i n e

a t

or from City Hall, 419 N. Broadway,

A b i l e n e ,

K a n s a s ,

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a l s o c o n ta c t th e Commu n it y De v e l- opment Department, (785) 263-2355


t o

o b t a i n

a n

a p p l i c a t i o n

b y

e m a i l .

Please remit applications by Febru- ary 21, 2014.





h a s a n OP ENING

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c o a c h .

Please contact Will Burton at wbur-

t o n @ a b i l e n e s c h o o l s . o r g .

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the online application at www.abile-


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f o r

S u b s t i t u t e

B u s

D r i v e r s .

Qual ified candidates would need to

be available to transport children to and from school and to out of town

e x tra c u rri c u la r a c ti v itie s . A CDL l i-

c e n s e

i s

r e q u i r e d

b u t

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t a i n e d

a f t e r

e m p l o y m e n t .

A p p l i c a

t i o n s

ma y

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t h r o u g h

t h e

Di s tri c t Offi c e , 2 1 3 N. Bro a dwa y o r online at

U S D 4 3 5

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O P E N -

INGS for Substitute Cooks. Applica-

t i o n s

m a y


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t h r o u g h

t h e

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Musical Instruments 440



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t h e

W E E K :

American-made Charles Walter stu-

d i o

p i a n o ,

wa l n u t ,

e x c e l l e n t

c o n d i -

t i o n .

O v e r

$ 1 2 K

n e w .

S P E C I A L :

$3988! Mid-America Piano, Manhat-

tan. 800-950-3774.

Garage Sales


223 NE 6th, FRIDAY 2-5, SATUR- DAY 10-4. SPORTS cards, saddle, antiques, misc.

Misc For Sale


SEASONED FIREWOOD for SALE!!! Call 785-577-5863 or 479-6591.

Pets & Supplies


Pet Vaccination Clinic Feb 1, 2-4 PM Enterprise Fire Station

$12 Rabies Vaccinations with three year expiration available. Vaccines, heartworm test, flea/ tick products at highly discounted rates. Dog Care and Cat Care Packages available. Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers.

FREE to GOOD HOME: 7 year old neutered, male, yellow lab. Very so-

c i a l ,

l o v e

e v e r y b o d y .

2 6 3 - 1 1 0 9

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pay by credit or debit card monthly & discounts. 785-263-7778.

Rooms, Apts. For Rent



1 1 0 8

N .

W A L N U T ,




D R O O M ,

WA T E R , t r a s h ,


c a b l e


u r n i s h e d .

No smoking, No pets. 785-479-1955.

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Rooms, Apts. For Rent


ApArtments for rent

enterprise estates Apartments

1 Bedrooms Available

301 south factor y

enterprise, Ks phone: 913-240-7 155

ApArtments for rent enterprise estates Apartments 1 Bedrooms Available 301 south factor y enterprise, Ks phone:

CALL 785-210-9381 for more information Office Hours:

CALL 785-210-9381 for more information Office Hours: Community Senior 1 Bedroom Apts. Water & Cable Paid



1 Bedroom Apts. Water & Cable Paid Walk-in showers On site laundry



(55yrs. +)

Mon - Thurs 1pm - 3pm

CALL 785-210-9381 for more information Office Hours: Community Senior 1 Bedroom Apts. Water & Cable Paid



First month rent free No security deposit No application fee

$0.00 to move in


CALL 785-210-9381 for more information Office Hours: Community Senior 1 Bedroom Apts. Water & Cable Paid


ment all bills paid, stove & refrigera- tor furnished $450. 785-263-2034

NICE 1 BEDROOM, GOOD location,

off street parking, stove, refrigerator,

washer & dryer hook-ups. No pets.

Call 785-452-0331.



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c o r n e r

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3 r d


C e d a r

i n

Abilene. Recently reduced prices - If


n t e r e s t e d ,

p l e a s e

c o n t a c t

D a r c y

Hopkins. 785-827-9383.


Mobile Homes For Rent 750


c e n t r a l

a i r

u n i t ,

8 ' x 1 2 '

s h e d .

$ 4 9 5

p l u s

d e p o s i t ,


p e t

w / r e s t r i c t i o n s .



Houses For Rent




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b e d r o o m ,

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b e d r o om & f o u r b e d r o om ( p ri c e r e - duced, $950) HOUSES FOR RENT!

Call 785-263-2034.


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Friday, January 31, 2014

Farm bill passes House, finally


The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — After years of setbacks, a nearly $100 billion-a-year compromise farm bill cleared the House on Wednesday despite strong opposition from conservatives who sought a bigger cut in food stamps. The five-year bill, which preserves generous crop subsidies, heads to the Senate, where approval seems cer- tain. The White House said President Barack Obama would sign it. The measure, which the House ap- proved 251-166, had backing from the Republican leadership team, even though it makes smaller cuts to food stamps than they would have liked. After wavering for several years, the GOP leaders were seeking to put the long-stalled bill behind them and build on the success of a bipartisan budget passed earlier this month. Leaders in both parties also were hop- ing to bolster rural candidates in this year’s midterm elections. House Speaker John Boehner did not cast a vote on the bill, a com- monplace practice for a speaker, but he had issued a statement Monday saying it was “worthy of the House’s support.” Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., voted for the bill de- spite concerns from some in her cau- cus that the bill cut too much from the food stamp program. The bill ultimately would cut about $800 million a year from the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program, or around 1 percent. The House had sought a 5 percent cut. The legislation also would continue to heavily subsidize major crops for the nation’s farmers while eliminat- ing some subsidies and shifting them toward more politically defensible in- surance programs. House Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., called the compro- mise a “miracle” after trying to get the bill passed for almost three years. An early version of the legislation

was defeated on the House floor last June after conservatives said the food stamp cuts were too modest and liber- al Democrats said they were too deep. The House later passed a bill with a higher, $4 billion cut, arguing at the time that the program had spiraled out of control after costs doubled in the last five years. But cuts that high were ultimately not possible after the Senate balked and the White House threatened a veto. The Senate had sought a cut of $400 million annually. Many House conservatives still vot- ed against the bill — 63 Republicans opposed it, one more than in June. One of those conservative oppo- nents was Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind. “It spends money we simply don’t have,” he said.

But 89 Democrats supported it, bol- stered by the lower cut in food stamps. The top Democrat on the agriculture panel, Minnesota Rep. Collin Peter- son, said he also enticed some of his colleagues with more money for fruit, vegetable and organic programs. The final savings in the food stamp program would come from crack- ing down on some states that seek to boost individual food stamp benefits by giving people small amounts of federal heating assistance that they don’t need. That heating assistance, sometimes as low as $1 per person, triggers higher benefits, and some critics see that practice as circum- venting the law. The compromise bill would require states to give individ- ual recipients at least $20 in heating assistance before a higher food stamp benefit could kick in.






stamp cut still is too high. Rep. Jim McGovern of Massa- chusetts, one of the states that have boosted benefits through heating as- sistance, said the cut will be harmful on top of automatic food stamp cuts that went into place in November. “I don’t know where they are going to make that up,” McGovern said.

Obama asks CEOs for help hiring long-term jobless

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is asking major cor- porations for their help in putting the long-term unemployed back to work. CEOs from companies like Apple, Walmart, Visa and Boeing are head- ing to the White House on Friday to deliver commitments to do their part. More than 300 companies have signed on so far, the White House said. Although the unemployment rate has declined to 6.7 percent, long- term joblessness in the U.S. remains a major problem. The concern is that the longer someone is out of a job, the harder it gets to find a new one. Companies are less likely to hire people who haven’t used their skills in months or wonder why another employer hasn’t already snatched them up. With that concern in mind, the Obama administration has been

working for months to exact com- mitments from companies to ensure their hiring practices don’t discrim- inate against long-term job-seekers. That includes doing away with candidate-screening methods that disqualify applicants based on their current employment status. It also means ensuring that jobs ads don’t discourage unemployed workers from applying. The White House couldn’t say how many unemployed Americans might benefit from the initiative but expected the effects to snowball. “We consider this not the desti- nation, but the launch,” said Gene Sperling, who heads the White House’s National Economic Coun- cil. “Our hope is that as people see the meeting with the president, the pledge, that more will come work with us.” Among the companies taking part: Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. and 21st Century Fox. Sperling said he emailed the conservative busi-

ness mogul about the initiative, and Murdoch personally wrote back to say he supported it. Obama also plans to sign a presi- dential memo Friday directing the federal government to apply the same standards to its own hiring practices. And the Obama admin- istration will direct $150 million in grants toward partnership programs that retrain, mentor and place un- employed workers. The initiative marks the latest at- tempt by Obama to use what ex- ecutive authority he has to improve economic conditions for Ameri- cans despite a political climate that makes enacting his legislative agen- da nearly impossible. In the past, Obama has supported legislation in Congress that would make it illegal for employers to discriminate based on one’s employment status or his- tory. “In terms of legislation. Let’s face it: That’s not going to happen,” Sperling said.

GOP debates next move on immigration

The Associated Press

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — House Republicans wrestled in- conclusively with the outlines of immigration legislation Thursday night, sharply divided over the contentious issue itself and the political wisdom of acting on it in an election year. At a three-day retreat on the fro- zen banks of the Choptank River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, GOP leaders circulated an outline that would guide the drafting of any House Republican legisla- tion on the subject — a document that Speaker John Boehner told the rank and file was as far as the party was willing to go. It includes a proposed pathway

to legal status for millions of adults who live in the U.S. unlaw- fully — after they pay back taxes and fines — but not the special route to citizenship that President Barack Obama and many Demo- crats favor. Many younger Americans brought to the country illegally by their parents would be eligible for citizenship. “For those who meet certain eli - gibility standards, and serve hon- orably in our military or attain a college degrees, we will do just that,” the statement said. The principles also include steps to increase security at the nation’s borders and workplaces, declar- ing those a prerequisite for any of

the other changes. Many conservatives reacted negatively during the closed-door session in which rank and file debated the issue, in part on po- litical grounds and in part out of opposition to granting legal status to immigrants in the country ille- gally. “This is really a suicide mis- sion for the Republican Party,” Rep. John Fleming, R-La., said. “While we’re winning in the polls, while ‘Obamacare’ is re- ally dismantling, big govern- ment concepts of Democrats and Obama disintegrating, why in the world do we want to go out and change the subject and revive the patient?”


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shelter out there now.” The commission approved the Abilene Neighborhood Revitalization amendment, which would offer tax rebates for improvements to business- es in downtown Abilene. Owners of businesses gen- erally located between N.W. Second Street and N.W. Fourth Street from Mulberry to Kirby streets will receive a property tax rebate of 90 percent on the incremental increase in assessed valuation for investing in their property. The program requires a mini- mum investment of $25,000 and an increase in assessed valuation of at least 10 percent to qualify for the rebate.

The Abilene City Commis- sion approved the amendment Monday. “My understanding is that it’s a way to make improve- ments to the downtown,” Chairman Lynn Peterson said. “It would be good for com- merce and tourism. While there is abatement of taxes as incentives for improvements there will still be sales tax, the opportunities for local con- tractors and businesses, some immediate economic benefit. It seems like a good idea.” Commissioner LaVern My- ers said that eventually the im- provements would be added to the property tax values. “It is certainly an investment in the future,” Homman said. Homman reported that the county is starting to receive

reimbursement from FEMA for damage during a flood in 2013. The reimbursement for the damage should eventually total just under $144,000 Myers reported on a WRAPS (Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy) meeting on the future of water in Kan- sas. “It was brought out in that meeting there will be some things that will have to be changed. Reservoirs do fill up with dirt. The aquifer in west- ern Kansas, they are using more water than what is being replenished. They are trying to head off some of these con- ditions and plan for the next 50 years and years to come.” The commission attended the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce meeting. The

commission will also be at- tending the Farm Bureau meeting on Feb. 12, the Dick- inson County Conservation meeting Feb. 13, the Abilene Area Chamber of Commerce meeting Feb. 20 and Kansas

Government Day in Topeka on Feb. 5. The commission also:

• appointed Rep. John E. Barker (R-Abilene) to contin- ue as a member of the Correc-

tions Advisory Board for the 8th Judicial District; •

approved the consent

agenda, which included the minutes of the Jan. 23 work

session and regular meeting and payroll of $245,012.32.

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luncheon to thank their school board members, room moth- ers, parishioners and other community volunteers. Additionally, the staff and

students take time each day during the week to pray for a certain topic, such as the United States as a whole, the community of Abilene and the students’ parents. “We are very appreciative of everything the community

does to support our school,” Bacon said. “It’s great to be able to teach our kids their faith and, at the same time, give them a great education. I just appreciate all the support and prayers from everybody.”


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“Wendell (Gugler) and Al (Jones) hired me, and they were so kind to me,” Roney said. “The current employees at the bank are an admiral and talented group to work with. Additionally, in my career as a banker, I found the people in Dickinson County to be hon- est, hardworking people. It has been a privilege for me to be a banker for people in this area.” Roney is retiring from the






leagues are hosting a public reception from 3:30 to 5:30

p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the bank.


addition to his

work at

UMB, Roney has and will continue to be involved in several community, civic and church activities. In the coming years, Roney said he looks forward to hav- ing time to do many things he hasn’t had the time to do, including more time with his children and grandchildren and working on home im- provement projects.

Reporter Tiffany Roney is the daughter of Daryl and Kris Roney.


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that we can,” he said. “Un- fortunately, we don’t have much say in making the laws — we’re just the ones left to enforce them. So I hope that doesn’t happen here any time in the near future, but if it does, we’ll certainly make those adjustments.” Heimer said the more ma- jor drug distribution lines of narcotics via large cartels will

likely continue




veins they have traveled for years. “In Abilene and Dickin- son County and our adjoin- ing counties, such as Geary, there are occasionally times where law enforcement stops a vehicle and ends up mak- ing a large narcotic seizure,” Heimer said. “But we cer- tainly are not the hub or nexus for drug distribution in the region.”

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Friday, January 31, 2014


Are you sorry?



Special to Reflector-Chronicle

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What do these movies have

in common? At some point

in the movie, some poor fel-

low is running around with

a sign that reads “The end is

near”. In other movies, the

sign will read, “Repent, the

end is near.” REPENT.

Repentance is not some-

thing new to Christians.

John the Baptist was preach-

ing repentance, “And so

John came, baptizing in the

desert region and preach-

ing a baptism of repentance

for the forgiveness of sins.”

(Mark 1:4 NIV)

What is repentance?

Repentance is a change of

mind, or a conversion from

sin to God. Repentance is

also the relinquishment of

any practice, from convic-

tion that it has offended God.

Repentance, therefore, is a

relinquishment of any sinful

practice through a change of

mind resulting from a con-

version from sin and into a

life, living for God. “It is a

reversal of ones decisions.

It is a reformation, a turning

away a reversal of ones de-

cisions.” (Strong’s Concor-

dance #G3341)

What do we repent from?

Sin. What is sin? Sin is dis-

obedience to God. Sin is do-

ing things that we should not

be doing. I John 3:4, “Every-

one who sins breaks the law;

in fact, sin is lawlessness,”

(NIV). Whose law? God’s

law. If God said it was a sin

2000 years ago, it is still a

sin today. If God said some-

thing is detestable to Him,

it is still detestable to Him.

Breaking God’s law is sin.

When we look at repen-

tance and what is true re-

pentance, we find some

misunderstandings to the

repentance. Some people

believe that repentance is

just feeling sorry for what

they did. That’s sort of right.

Are you sorry that you got

caught and subsequently

punished? That’s not repen-

tance, that’s a fear of punish-

ment. Are you sorry for the

pain that you caused other

people? When repenting it

starts with a degree of sor-

row, a deep mournful sor-

row, for the pain that was

caused to the heavenly Fa-

ther. Then, the decision not

to do it again. Ever. That is

what repentance is.

When forgiving sins, Je-

sus would say, in one form

or another, don’t do it any-

more. “Jesus straightened

up and asked her, ‘Woman,

where are they? Has no one

condemned you.?’ ‘No one,

sir,’ she said. ‘Then neither

do I condemn you,’ Jesus

declared. ‘Go now and leave

your life of sin.’” (John

8:10-11 NIV).

Repentance begins with ac-

knowledging our sin. When

we acknowledge our sin and

repent, the sin that was com-

mitted, will be forgiven and

subsequently forgotten, “But

if a wicked man turns away

from all the sins he has com-

mitted and keeps all my de-

crees and does what is just

and right, he will surely live;

he will not die. None of his

offenses he has committed

will be remembered against

him. Because of the righ-

teous things he has done, he

will live.” (Ezekiel 18:21,22


Following those verses is

a warning, if you don’t truly

repent and return to wicked-

ness, “But if a righteous man

turns from his righteousness

and commits sin and does

the same detestable thing

the wicked man does, will he

live? None of the righteous

things he has done will be

remembered. Because of the

unfaithfulness he is guilty of

and because of the sins he

has committed, he will die.”

(Ezekiel 18:24 NIV)

The myth that Christians

can go to a member of the

clergy, whether it be a priest,

pastor, or any leadership

person, and then say a few

prayers of forgiveness and

then go back and do it again,

and be forgiven, is false.

When one truly repents,

they will purposely not do it


Today is



day to

repent and to turn to God.

“If we confess our sins, he

is faithful and just and will

forgive us our sins and pu-

rify us from all unrighteous-

ness.” (I John 1:9 NIV)



M,G,Z,E and Friends

I got



message from Genna the

other day all in capital letters that she

had passed the written test to get her

learner’s permit to drive the car.

Then I got another text from her that her

dad had let her drive home and she didn’t

have any trouble.

As I read both messages I couldn’t help but

wonder if 14 is not a lot younger than it was

59 years ago.

Naturally, thinking about the girls driving,

it takes me back to when their dad started

driving and how I worried about him. He had

been after me to get him a car and I kept tell-

ing him I couldn’t afford it. Then one day

coming home from Fort Riley, I hit a deer

and really banged up my car.

While it was in the repair shop — this is

before insurance companies gave you a rent-

al — I had to get another car to get back and

forth to work. So I did get one and when my

car was fixed I told Rob he could buy it from

me. A few years later he told his cousin, who

wanted a car of his own, to have his mother

hit a deer, it had worked for him.

Do you ever look back over those expe-

riences and thank God for protecting you?

Life deals us a lot of blows, some we cause

and some we are totally innocent of, but in

either case we know that God is with us and

guiding us along the way.

I wouldn’t want to live a day without God

in my life and I thank Him and praise Him

for being the Rock of my salvation. So I pray

this day for the protection of my family as

they drive here and there, and I thank God

for guiding our lives.

If you do not have a relationship with the

Lord, don’t get behind the wheel again until

you pray and ask Jesus to come into your life

and be the Lord of your life and to forgive

you of your sin regardless what that sin is.

The Bible tells us that all have sinned and

fallen short, but it also tells us that God is

faithful to forgive our sin if we will but con-

fess and ask Him. Trust Him, you will be

eternally grateful.

Guiding our path and protecting each day

The Lord on High is with you to stay

He will love you no matter what you do

He is the One who is faithful and true

Poison dart frogs

Editor’s note: The fol-

lowing is summarized from

Answers Magazine’s “Drop

Dead Gorgeous.”


Special to Reflector-Chronicle

T he family of poison

dart frogs boasts

more than 245 spe-

cies, displaying an aston-

ishing array of colors and

potency. The brilliant col-

ors and patterns range from

strawberry red, canary yel-

low and sunny orange to me-

tallic green and black with

yellow polka-dots. When

eaten, some merely taste bit-

ter or irritate the predator’s

mouth with burning numb-

ness — a few, however, are

truly deadly, even to hu-


It appears to me that these

frogs were created by God

(around 6000 years ago) on

Day 5 of Creation Week.

Originally they were not

poisonous. It wasn’t until

Adam and Eve’s rebellion

against God that death, pain,

suffering, disease, evil, tox-

ins, thorns and thistles en-

tered the world. Man’s sin

brought a curse from God on

all of life on the earth. Un-

fortunately, that curse still

exists today.

Poison dart frogs live in

Central and South America.

Their bright colors warn

predators to stay away.

The golden poison dart

frog is no more than two

inches long. It exudes one

of the most deadly toxins

known to man. The equiva-

lent of just two grains of

table salt, flowing into a

person’s bloodstream, can

cause death in mere minutes.

Native tribes of South Amer-

ica catch these frogs, rub the

points of their blowgun darts

on their backs, and can bring

down animals as big as jag-

uars with an accurate shot.

Researchers estimate that

just one of these potent frogs

has enough poison to kill 10

to 20 adult men.










make-up of the toxins that

poison dart frogs produce.

These toxins interfere with





impulses. One drop can

cause the human heart to

stop beating. Researchers

want to develop new (and

safe) pain medications using

compounds similar to those

produced by the frogs. One

compound blocks pain 200

times more effectively than

morphine, yet without the

negative side effects. The

research continues.

When these frogs are kept

in captivity, they gradually

lose their deadly toxins. It

seems that they need their

native diet of ants to produce

the poison. Those hatched in

captivity are never poison-

ous. The Creation Museum,

near Cincinnati, Ohio, hosts

an exhibit of live dart frogs.

God’s creative wisdom is

seen in His design of these

frogs. They exhibit dazzling

beauty and possess protec-

tion from predators in our

fallen world. God also pro-

vides for man’s need for

food and protection through

the frogs. And it now ap-

pears that their toxic com-

pounds may help develop

new medicines. God is a

Redeemer — He transforms

negative circumstances into

something very positive.

Abilene Churches

Abilene Bible Baptist Church

  • 410 Van Buren, 263-1032; Worship, 10:30


Brethren in Christ Church

11th and Buckeye, 263-1289; Worship, 10:35 a.m.

Calvary Free Will Baptist Church

  • 812 N. Walnut, 200-6118; Sunday school,

  • 10 a.m., Sunday Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Wednesday Worship, 7 p.m.

Church of the Resurrection

Sixth and Kuney, 263-1840; Worship, 11 a.m.

Community Bible Church

  • 121 N.E. Fifth, 263-4025; Worship, 10:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Church

  • 1300 N. Vine, 263-3342; Classic worship,

8:45 a.m., Discipleship, 9:55 a.m., Contempo- rary worship, 11 a.m. Sunday, KidStuf, 7 p.m., Wednesday (Sept. - April), www.eumcabilene. org

Faith Lutheran Church

  • 1600 N. Buckeye, 263-1842; Worship, 9 a.m.

First Baptist Church

  • 501 N. Spruce, 263-1190; Worship, 10:45


First Christian Church

Seventh & Buckeye, 263-1204; Worship, 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

First Southern Baptist Church

14th and Mulberry, 263-3834; Worship, 11 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church

  • 1400 N. Cedar; Worship, 10:15 a.m.

First United Methodist Church

  • 601 N. Cedar, 263-2623; Sunday Worship,

8:15 & 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, 6 p.m.,

Frontier Estates

  • 601 N. Buckeye; Carlile Room, Sunday Wor-

ship, 11 a.m.

Grace United Church of Christ

  • 803 N. Buckeye, 263-1408; Adult Sunday

school, 9 a.m., Worship, 10 a.m.

Household of Faith Baptist Church

  • 603 South Buckeye, Abilene; Bible study, 9:30

a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Evening service, 6


Kingdom Hall

of Jehovah’s Witnesses

  • 1413 N.W. Third, 263-2710; Worship, 10 a.m.

LifeHouse Church

  • 420 N.W. Second, 263-9894; Sunday service,

9 and 11 a.m.,

Mt. Zion Baptist Church

  • 1015 N. Mulberry; Service, 10:45 a.m.

New Trail Fellowship

Sunday Bible Class, 9:30 a.m., Worship, 10:30 a.m., Sunday; 7 p.m., Monday 2373 Flag Road, Abilene; 263-2070 or 280-2533. www.newtrail-

St. Andrew’s Catholic Church

  • 311 S. Buckeye, 263-1570; Mass, Saturday,

5 p.m., Sunday, 7:30 & 10:30 a.m.

St. John’s Episcopal Church

Buckeye and Sixth, 263-3592; Worship, 10 a.m.

Sterling House I

  • 1100 N. Vine, 263-7400; Worship, 3:30 p.m.

Sterling House II

  • 1102 N. Vine, 263-7800; Worship, 3 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church

  • 320 N. Cedar, 263-2225; Worship, 10:45 a.m.,

Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.

United Brethren in Christ Church

  • 202 S. Kuney, 263-1998; Worship, 10:45 a.m.

Village Manor

  • 705 N. Brady, 263-1431; Service, 4 p.m.

Dickinson County Churches

Alida-Upland Cooperative Parish

Alida; Worship, 10:30 a.m.

Bethany United Methodist Church

  • 2 miles north of K-15 & K-18 east junction; Worship, 8 a.m.

Buckeye Church of the Brethren

Buckeye; Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship, 10:30 a.m.

Carlton Presbyterian Church

Carlton; 949-2242, Worship, 10 a.m.

Chapman Valley Manor

  • 1009 Marshall, Chapman; 922-6525,

Worship, 12:30 p.m.

Ebenezer Baptist Church

  • 1179 Jeep Road, 479-2238; Worship, 10:30


Enterprise Seventh-Day Adventist

  • 601 S. Bridge, 263-8922; Worship, Saturday,

  • 11 a.m.

Enterprise United Methodist Church

Enterprise; Sunday school, 8 a.m.; Worship, 9 a.m.

First Baptist in Herington

  • 1 South A Street, Herington, 258-3207,

Worship 10:30 a.m., AWANA and Youth Group

Wednesday 6 p.m.

First Baptist of Enterprise


2100 Ave., Enterprise, 263-8314; Wor-

ship, 10:30 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church

Northeast corner of Broadway and McClar- en, Herington, Worship, 10 a.m.


Grace Baptist Church

Chapman, 922-6258; Worship, 10:45 a.m.


Herington United Methodist Church

358-2857; Worship 11 a.m.

Hope United Methodist Church

Hope, 366-7861; Worship, 10 a.m.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Solomon, 655-2221; Sunday Mass, 10 a.m.

Immanuel Lutheran Church of Shady Brook


1000 Ave., 258-3003; Worship,9 a.m.,

Sunday School, 10 a.m., Holy Eucharist, 1st & 3rd Sundays

Industry United Methodist Church

Industry; Worship, 9 a.m.

Longford United Methodist

Longford; Worship, 11 a.m.

Lyona United Methodist

257-3474; Worship, 10:45 a.m., handicap ramp.

Mizpah United Methodist

  • 1429 Sixth Road, Wakefield; 461-5515;

Worship 9 a.m.

Mt. Pleasant Evangelical Presbyterian

  • 1344 Daisy Road, rural Abilene; 479-2241,

Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship, 10 a.m.

New Basel United Church of Christ

  • 1075 1100 Ave., Abilene; 479-5501; Wor-

ship, 10:30 a.m.


Rock Island Church


E. Main, Herington 258-3115 Worship

10:30 a.m.

St. Columba’s Catholic Church

Elmo, 949-2250; Mass, 8:30 a.m., 2nd and 4th Sunday, and 7:30 p.m., 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday.

St. John’s Lutheran Church

  • 2124 Hwy 4, Lyons Creek, Herington, 366-

7386, Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship, 10:30 a.m., Communion, 1st & 3rd Sundays

St. Michael’s Catholic Church

  • 210 E. Sixth, Chapman, 922-6509; Mass, 9


St. Phillip Catholic Church

Hope, 366-7353; Mass, 8:30 a.m., 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday. and 7:30 p.m., 2nd and 4th Saturday.

Scherer Memorial

Lutheran Church

  • 317 W. 5th Street, 922-6272; Sunday

School 9:15 a.m., Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.

Solomon Yoked Parish

(United Methodist and Presbyterian) Methodist Church, 798-5336; Sunday School, 10 a.m. Worship, 11 a.m.

Sutphen Mill Christian Church

  • 3117 Paint Road; Worship, 10:30 a.m.,

Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.

Talmage United Methodist Church

Talmage, 388-2271; Worship, 10 a.m.

The Lord’s Chapel

  • 2994 Main, Talmage; Worship, 10:30 a.m.

United Methodist Church

  • 426 Sheeran, Chapman, 922-6563;

Worship, 10:15 a.m.

Woodbine United Methodist Church

Woodbine, Worship, 9:15 a.m.

Zion Brethren in Christ

  • 997 Hwy 18, Abilene, 598-2450; Sunday

School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:40 a.m.;

Wednesday, 7 p.m.



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655-2941 • 126 W. Main • Solomon, KS.

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Boys - Girls

Concordia @ Abilene Herington @ Chapman Rural Vista @ Solomon



Abilene @ Baldwin Tour- ney

Chapman @ Concordia Tourney



AMS roundup Seventh grade Boys

AMS 33, Fort Riley 25


2 12







7 10




Abilene (4-4) – Mayden 14, Boyd 4, Davis 4, Hartman 1, Barbieri 8, Reynolds 2. Fort Riley – Gutierrez 2, Hall 8, Simmons 4, Smith 2, Spencer 9. B Team score:

Fort Riley 31, AMS 25

Salina Lakewood 30, AMS 28



4 10







2 14



Abilene (3-4) – Mayden 12, Boyd 3, Davis 5, Hartman 4, Barbieri 2, Reynolds 2. Lakewood – Demars 2, Un- ruh 3, Grammer 2, Driver 2, Richardson 3, M. Gram- mer 6, Williams 12. B Team score:

Salina Lakewood 33, AMS



Salina South 41, AMS 26




5 10




9 12 11




Abilene (3-3) – Mayden 8. Hartman 4, Barbieri 9, Espinoza 1, Reynolds 4. South – Munsell 2, Streit 5, Renz 8, Mensell 6, Calvert 3, Lundyuin 3, Granzella 4, Mitchell 8, Banks 2. B Team score:

Salina South 35, AMS 18



signs with





Former Milwaukee Brewers infielder Yuniesky Betan- court is headed for Japan this season, signing a guar- anteed one-year contract with the Orix BlueWave of the Pacific League. The 31-year-old played first and third base last year for the Brewers, batting .212 with 13 home runs and 46 RBIs in 409 plate appear- ances. Betancourt also played for the Seattle Mariners from 2005 to 2009 and the Kan- sas City Royals in 2009-10 and 2012

Mariners trade Peguero to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals acquired outfielder Carlos Peguero from the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday for a player to be named or cash. The 26-year-old Peguero

has spent parts of the last three seasons with Seattle. He is a career .195 hitter with nine home runs and


RBIs in 219 at-bats in

the majors.


He ranked seventh in the Pacific Coast League with


homers in 2013, along

with a .260 batting aver- age, 28 doubles and 83 RBIs at Triple-A Tacoma. Peguero was designated for assignment on Jan. 16 when the Mariners signed free agent catcher John Buck. Kansas City also designated left-handed pitcher Everett Teaford for assignment. Teaford made one ap- pearance for the Royals in 2013, pitching two-thirds of an inning at Cleveland on July 14.

Cowboys edge Bulldogs 33-30

By RON PRESTON You couldn’t have scripted an Oscar winning wrestling movie any better than
You couldn’t have scripted an Oscar
winning wrestling movie any better
than the Abilene Cowboys come from
behind 33-30 win over North Central
Kansas League foe Marysville in the
AHS gym Thursday.
The Cowboys trailed 30-27 head-
ing into the final match and not only
needed a win from Andy Tope (285)
but they would need possible bonus
points for the team victory.
Tope steeped up and gave Coach
James Stout and the Cowboy nation
more than that. Tope took control of
the match and with all the emotion
and determination he could muster,
pinned his opponent.
The pin provided the six-point swing
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and gave the Cowboys the NCKL win
to put them atop the standings in the
Cowboy wrestler Andy Tope (top) prepares to pin his Marysville opponent to
help the Cowboys in a come-from-behind dual victory Thursday.
couldn’t hear yourself cheer at the end
Joe Smith, 5-3, and Blake Anguiano
“I just kind of went with it,” Tope
of that heavyweight match.”
(138) won 4-1 over Jacob Stryker.
said. “I mean he was flopping all over
Coach Stout had to shuffle his line-
Abilene led 20-3.
the place. I was just trying to get the
up around due to injuries and he had
team a win. I’m glad it came out the
Marysville won the next two match-
some grapplers wrestling in different
way it did, I mean, I have been under
es by falls and narrowed the team
weight classes than usual.
that pressure before and didn’t capi-
score to 20-15.

talize but I did this time. It feels really

good to get the win.”

“He stepped up,” said an elated

Cowboy coach James Stout. “We are

so happy. We knew all along we need-

ed a kid like that. He has such a great

attitude. Win, lose or draw, we’ve all

witnessed that at the home duals. He

“Every match is big and when it is

that close of a dual and it’s been a few

years that I can remember that we’ve

had that close of a league dual,” Stout

said. “It’s great for the sport.”

Jacob Bervin began the night with a

forfeit at 106.

Logan McDowell (113), who nor-

Abilene’s Alex Henely (160) won a

4- 2 decision over David Heck.

Marysville won the next two match-

es to take a one-point lead in the team

score 24-23.

Abilene junior Blaise Lehman (195)

put the Cowboys ahead by three, 27-

24, with a 16-4 win over Caleb Vo-

is one of the family.”

mally wrestles at 106, lost a 2-0 deci-


Both teams are ranked in their re-

sion to No. 4 ranked Chris Deters ..

Marysville won the 220 match by a

spective school class. Abilene is No. 9

Cowboy Zane Baugh (120) had a

fall and moved ahead 30-27 heading

this week in Class 4A and Marysville

technical fall, 16-1, against Christian

into the final match.

checked in at No. 10 in 3A.

“Everybody that missed this dual

tonight, I almost feel sorry for them

whether they are a wrestling fan or

not,” Stout said. “This place with

the crowd that we had tonight you

Perez to give the Cowboys an 11-3

team lead.

The Cowboys won the next three

matches by decision. Felix Strauss

(126) won 8-3 over Mitchell Schoen-

berger, Caysen Smith (132) defeated

Sophomore Tope faced freshman

Greg Martin in the deciding match.

Tope took a 4-1 lead in the third pe-

riod and then surged for the pin with

1:36 remaining.

“Some times your stars can’t pull

through,” Stout said. “Sometimes

when you think that you might get

bonus points at a certain weight class

and you don’t, then somebody else

has got to step up and fill the gap. You

have injuries and other situations and

we didn’t wrestle the best technically

tonight. We’ve got things to work on,

but the Cowboy Team magic pulled

through for us tonight.”







Baldwin Tournament Saturday.

There were six exhibition matches

before the dual.

  • 106 - Hunter Kiser (A) won by fall

over Skyler Ballman (M).

120- Cody Wuthrow (A) won 2-0

over Skylar Widmer (M)





won by fall

over James Montgomery (M)

  • 170 – Mike Crome (M) won by fall

over Kiel Beals (A)

  • 113 – Cole Whitehair (A) won by

5-2 over Skyler Ballman (M)

  • 138 – James Montgomery (M) won

by fall over Isaih Lopez (A)

Dual results:

Abilene 33, Marysville 30

106: Jacob Berven, ABIL,



113: Chris Deters, MHS, dec. Logan McDowell, ABIL, 2-0. 120: Zane Baugh, ABIL, tech. fall Christian Perez, MHS, 6:00 16-1. 126: Felix Strauss, ABIL, dec. Mitchell Schoen- berger, MHS, 8-3. 132: Caysen Smith, ABIL, dec. Joe Smith, MHS, 5-3. 138:

Blake Anguiano, ABIL, dec. Jacob Stryker, MHS, 4-1. 145: Dylan Jones, MHS, pinned Tristan Kanz, ABIL, 1:55. 152: Jacob Mintzmeyer, MHS, pinned Kevin Wilson, ABIL, 3:16. 160: Alex Henely, ABIL, dec. David Heck, MHS, 4-2. 170: Josh Nelsen, MHS, dec. Trey Bender, ABIL, 9-2. 182: Dave Luebcke, MHS, pinned Jaron Christiensen, ABIL, 2:56. 195:

Blaise Lehman, ABIL, maj. dec. Caleb Vogelsberg,

Sports 8 Friday, January 31, 2014 Schedule: Basketball Friday Boys - Girls Concordia @ Abilene

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Freshman Cowgirl Rae Schwarting drives the lane in recent basketball action. The Cowgirls are undefeated at 11-0 on the season.

Freshman girls top Riley County

RILEY – The Abilene Cow-

girl freshman basketball team

defeated Riley County 36-13