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Thursday,
Jan. 23, 2014
Holyoke, CO
Vol. 114, No. 48
www.holyokeenterprise.com
School’s Phase 2
construction
nears completion
By Brenda Johnson Brandt
Phase 2 of Holyoke School
District Re-1J’s construction
projects is mostly complete
and was reported in detail by
Superintendent Bret Miles at
the Jan. 14 board meeting.
After the original Building
Excellent Schools Today grant
construction in 2012, there was
about $216,000 remaining.
However, due to the successful award of a second BEST
grant, the district needed to
hold back $44,000 for the cash
match. Miles explained that
about $172,000 was remaining
for other projects.
The district budget and facilities committee prioritized
other projects to be completed,
and those are now almost
finished. Actual cost of those
projects is $140,885.
Projects fell in four tiers:
instructional needs, health/
Around
Town
Recipes sought
for community
cookbook
The HHS 21st century
skills class and FCCLA are
collecting recipes to make
community cookbooks.
Proceeds from cookbook
sales will benefit “Share
Our Strength” to fight
child hunger in the U.S.
Please send in any recipes
to Holyoke High School
or Holyoke Elementary
School.
Bridal edition
debuts in this
week’s paper
Johnson Publications’
first bridal edition is inserted in this week’s Enterprise. It features wedding
articles, ads and more—all
for the bride-to-be.
safety needs, aesthetics and
efficiencies/other.
In the first tier, finished projects include dual light switching, air conditioning for the
computer server room, science
lab upgrades and elementary
classroom doors.
Ceiling fans at the elementary school are being bid out,
but that’s the only instructional needs project that hasn’t
started.
Health/safety needs projects
that are complete include additional keyless access at the
elementary school and old gym
sidewalk snowmelt.
The restroom fixtures and
stalls project is in progress,
with $50,971 having been spent.
The district in the process of
bidding out the restroom partitions to complete the project.
Metal siding on gables at
both schools has been completed in the aesthetics tier
for a vast improvement over
constantly peeling paint, said
Miles.
The sprinkler system project is in progress. The system
was installed at the old gym
entrance, but the front of the
elementary school is yet to be
done.
Miles said Robert Jacobs, director of transportation, maintenance and facilities, and
Stan Kreider in maintenance
were especially pleased that
the controls system finished
the old project in the efficiencies tier.
Miles acknowledged the
work of Jacobs and his leader-
The community remembers
Kelsie Jean Schelling with
fondness and hope as the oneyear anniversary of her disap-
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Markets
Jan. 21, 2014
Wheat
new
Corn
new
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First-semester random
drug testing reported
Miles said he met with the
random drug testing coordinator, Principal Susan Ortner,
Jan. 13 to conduct the audit of
records for the first semester’s
random drug testing program.
He detailed the specific procedures he used for conducting
the audit and concluded that
policies and procedures for the
random drug testing program
are being followed in the building with every random sample
selected for review. He added
that all samples had accurate
numbers and appropriate paperwork.
There was no discrepancy
between the tested numbers
collected by the school and by
the testing vendor, Centennial
Mental Health.
One minor change will be
made in getting a second set of
signatures on copies in the office rather than just the originals. Miles pointed out this
is a minor change and didn’t
contradict any of the operating procedures or policy.
Ortner reported statistics
for the first-semester 2013-14
random drug testing.
(Cont. on Page 5)
Prayer vigil Jan. 25
for Kelsie Schelling
A teacher inservice Monday, Jan. 27 means students
in Re-1J schools in Holyoke
will get the day off.
A two-vehicle collision
involving a car and a semi
caused the sirens to ring
out Saturday, Jan. 18 at
noon. The crash occurred
nine miles north of Holyoke at the intersection of
Highway 385 and Phillips
County Road 40.
No extrication was needed and the Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department
assisted EMS.
ship. It starts with his initial
walkthrough of the facilities
and goes through gathering
bids, selecting vendors and
monitoring completion or
in many cases completing
the work himself or with his
team.
Kelsie Jean Schelling
pearance approaches.
A candlelight prayer vigil
for Kelsie is being planned for
this Saturday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m.
at Holyoke City Park near the
gazebo area. In case of bad
weather, the vigil will move to
Zion Lutheran Church.
Pastor Gary Rahe will lead
the informal vigil, which will
include prayer, Scripture reading and music.
Schelling will be 23 in February and has been missing
for almost a year, since Feb. 4,
2013, when she was last seen in
Pueblo. She was eight weeks
pregnant at the time of her
disappearance.
Kelsie’s parents are Doug
Schelling of Holyoke and
Laura Saxton of Yuma.
Ardie Besse is pictured with samples of her 51 years of memories as she prepares for
retirement from her local beauty salon business. It is the plan that Ruth McMurdy, Besse’s first
customer in 1963, will be her last customer at noon Friday, Jan. 24. The community will have
a chance to join Ardie for cake and reminiscing from 2-6 p.m. Friday. —Enterprise photo
Ardie Besse looks to
retirement as a chance
to learn how to relax
By Brenda Johnson Brandt
Ardie Besse has juggled hair
appointments, community
involvement, family life and
more with much finesse for 51
years.
But life will take on a new
look as of Friday, Jan. 24, when
Besse retires her scissors.
As with everything she does,
Besse’s final day in business
will be marked with her flair
for fun and memory making.
Ruth McMurdy, Besse’s first
customer in 1963, will be her
last client at noon on Friday
as McMurdy travels from
Corpus Christi, Texas, to add
an extra touch to Ardie’s last
day.
Forty-six employees have
worked for Ardie, and any who
can are invited to be part of a
picture with her at 4 p.m.
From 2-6 p.m. has been set
aside for all members of the
community to stop by her shop
at 235 S. Campbell to enjoy
refreshments and reminisce
with the soon-to-be retiree.
A windfall phone call from
Channel 9News out of Denver
Monday, Jan. 20, left Besse
breathless as they said they
would be making the trip to
Holyoke to cover her story Friday.
SunSet View gets a clean start
with the new laundry facility
With all SunSet View Home
tenant laundry traffic previously confined to a 90-squarefoot room at the community
center entrance, it became
clear that a new laundry facility was going to be necessary
at some point.
Ten years after identifying
the need for a larger facility,
SunSet View Homes moved
all three washing and drying
machines out of the cramped
room due east into a recently
completed 940-square-foot
building. Along with the additional space, the building
houses twice as many machines and a lounge room.
“So far all of the tenants
have really liked it,” Holyoke
Housing Authority director
Corey Zeiler said. “It’s much
better than being crammed
into a tiny room.”
(Cont. on Page 3)
Business begins in 1963
After graduation from Holyoke High School in 1962, Ardie
Peterson started school at
McCook Beauty Academy in
McCook, Neb., graduating in
May of 1963.
A young go-getter, Ardie
worked for three months for
Delores McPherson in Holyoke
before opening her own shop
in late August of 1963 at the age
of 19.
The original Ardie’s opened
as a one-station shop at 142 S.
Interocean Ave. That building
was razed and is now part of
the First Pioneer National
Bank parking lot north of the
bank.
Ardie’s quickly expanded to
include two stations and two
hair dryers. In 1970 it was remodeled inside and out as the
business grew to include three
shampoo units and one combout unit.
A few years later, Ardie
started selling clothes for
Edie’s of Imperial, Neb., and
the original Ardie’s building
was simply inadequate for the
needs of the expanding shop.
Ardie and her family decided
to build a new structure, and it
was erected at 235 S. Campbell
Ave., the store’s current location. Ardie’s Beauty Barr and
Boutique moved there in May
of 1976.
In 2003, Besse sold the building, closed the boutique and
continued to run Ardie’s Beauty Barr with other operators.
Over her 51-year history in
business, Besse employed 46
people, some short-term and
others for a long time. Both
Velma Wettstein and Debby
Banaka worked more than 30
years at Ardie’s.
Of course one of her favorites was her mom, Frieda Peterson. After Ardie’s parents
sold the Rainbow Cafe, Frieda attended McCook Beauty
Academy to receive her training. She started at Ardie’s in
December of 1965, working as
a hairstylist for 20 years and
for a number of years after
that in the boutique.
“There were several times
that my mother guided me
into the right direction during work situations/employee
situations,” said Besse. “I don’t
know how I could have made it
without her.”
Prices, styles and even regulations have seen extensive
change in Besse’s 51-year career.
In the beginning, her prices
were $2.50 for a shampoo and
set and $1.75 for a haircut.
While prices have certainly
increased, they’ve not kept up
with inflation, according to
Besse’s calculations.
When Besse first started,
she gave lots of permanents
to young and old alike. Now
many have stopped getting
perms as styles have changed.
All haircuts were done with
scissors in Besse’s early days
of beauty school. Razor cuts
were added about halfway
through school, and when she
started in business, Ardie said,
she did more razor than scissor cuts.
(Cont. on Page 3)
Holyoke Chamber
announces Gala
award recipients
Front-loading handicap accessible washing machines
is one new perk of the laundry room at SunSet View
Homes. —Enterprise photo
Holyoke Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual Gala Awards Dinner Monday, Feb. 3 at Phillips County
Event Center.
Those being honored at the
2014 Gala have been recently
announced and include: Employee of the Year Sherry
Simms, Business of the Year
Melissa Memorial Hospital,
Outstanding Citizen of the
Year Dorothy Ortner and
Youth of the Year Anastasia
Conklin and Nicholas Ortner.
The Star of the Year Award
will be announced at the Gala.
The evening includes a social at 5:30 p.m. and a dinner at
6 p.m. followed by the awards
program. A silent auction will
also take place throughout the
Gala.
To RSVP, please call Mary
Tomky at the Chamber office at
970-854-3517 by Monday, Jan. 27.
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Obituaries
Harold Schroetlin
Harold Mi­
chael Schroet­
lin was born
Sept. 5, 1919,
in Loveland.
He died Jan.
16, 2014, at
North Colo­
rado Medi­
cal Center in
Greeley at age 94.
Harold’s parents, August
and Elizabeth (Rothmann)
Schroetlin, along with broth­
ers, Richard and Marvin,
and sister, Lorene, lived and
farmed where McKee Medi­
cal Center in Loveland now
stands. Farming was a lifelong
heritage that Harold learned,
lived and passed on to his chil­
dren from past generations.
The Schroetlins were pioneers
in the new sugar beet industry
along the Front Range.
Harold g raduated from
Loveland High School in 1937.
It was at an ice skating party
that he met “one of those Senn
kids coming in from east of
town,” Mildred Senn. Interest­
ingly enough, Mildred knew
Rich and Lorene (Harold’s
brother and sister), and Harold
knew Bob and Art (Mildred’s
brothers) before they ever met
each other.
On May 11, 1941, Harold
and Mildred were married in
Mildred’s grandfather’s house
east of Loveland. The couple
settled on a farm southeast
of Loveland. Four sons, Fred,
John, Jim and Mark, and a
daughter, Peggy, were born
as the family farmed, raised
cattle, pigs and sheep, and
started a dairy in the Love­
land, Berthoud and Welling­
ton area. In 1972 the whole
family moved to Yuma and set
up a farming operation close
to Clarkville.
Although they were busy
raising crops, animals and five
kids, Harold still found time to
serve on many boards (Farm
Bureau, Big Thompson Water
District), as a school board
member for Mt. Hope School,
on church committees, as a
Sunday school teacher and
played on the church softball
team.
He was a member of Great
Western Beet Growers Associ­
ation and was a representative
on the board for local growers.
Harold enjoyed playing golf,
traveling and the morning
and afternoon coffee gather­
ings at the Beacon. For several
years after retirement he was
thrilled to help out the farming
sons however he could.
Harold was always eager
to talk about all topics and
amazed his visitors how he
kept up with current events
and farming practices. His life
could be summed up in these
words: “faith, family and farm­
ing,” in that order.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, August and Eliza­
beth; his two brothers, Rich
and Marv; daughter-in-law,
Pat; and granddaughter-in-law,
Shasta.
Survivors include his wife
of almost 73 years, Mildred;
sister, Lorene Senn of Kla­
math Falls, Ore.; sons, Fred
and wife Sue, John and wife
Deb, Jim and wife Linda,
all of Yuma, and Mark and
wife Laura of Holyoke; and
daughter, Peggy and hus­
band Dave Lillich of Yuma;
grandchildren, Keith and
wife Jean, Julie and husband
Chad Ewing, Jerry and wife
Holly Boese, Jamie and hus­
band Nick Ratterman, Kyle
and wife Kris, Kevin, Jacquie
McCall, Josh and wife Amber,
Curt and wife Laura Beth,
Tara and husband Ricky
Edelen and Mason Lillich;
great-grandchildren, Amber,
T.J. and husband Owen Wash­
burn, Wendy Wood, Sarah
Haley, Ashley Ewing, Anna
Boese, Aislynn Boese, Gracyn
Ratterman, Caleb, Elizabeth,
Rebekah, Sherayah, Jessica,
Kyrie, Lydia, Kourtney, Ja­
kob, Justin, Ashley McCall,
Marc McCall, Miranda, Joe,
Brett, Daniel, Andrew and one
more expected in May; greatgreat-grandchildren, Trinity
Bradley, Azrielle Washburn,
Faythe Parsons, Skylar Wood,
Cayden Wood, Malikye Wood
and Kaysen Wood.
Harold knew the saving
grace of Jesus and leaves his
family and friends with the
peaceful knowledge of his
salvation. “Lord, now You let
Your servant go in peace, ac­
cording to Your word” (Luke
2:29).
The funeral service was held
Jan. 21 at First Presbyterian
Church in Yuma with Donna
Herman officiating. Interment
was held Jan. 22 at Rest Haven
Cemetery in Loveland.
Baucke Funeral Home di­
rected the service.
Mary Matson
Mary Audrey Matson was
born April 4, 1909, near Val­
paraiso, Neb. She died Jan.
12, 2014. She had reached the
remarkable age of 104.
She was the third of eight
children born to Carl and
Mary Creathbaum Schulz.
When Mary was an infant,
the family moved to a farm
southeast of Ogallala, Neb.
When she was 5 years old,
the family moved to Brule,
Neb. Mary attended elemen­
tary school at the East Vail
District #19 and attended
high school in Ogallala. She
graduated with the Class of
1929.
After high school, Mary
worked for different neighbors
doing housework and later
worked in Ogallala and North
Platte, Neb.
On July 3, 1934, she was
married to Milton Bertram in
Lexington, Neb. One son, Mil­
ton Fredrick, was born to this
union, but he died in infancy.
In 1939, Mary was at a dance
in Ogallala when she met Earl
Matson. They later married
on Aug. 21, 1943, at the Meth­
odist parsonage in Grant, Neb.
Two children were born to
this union. They made their
home on a farm near Grant
until 1954 when they moved to
Holyoke.
In 1969 they returned to
Grant. Mary continued to
maintain her home in Grant
after Earl died in 1992. She
eventually moved to Park
Ridge Assisted Living and in
2006 moved to the Golden Ours
Convalescent Home where she
lived until her death.
Mary had been an active
member of Eastern Star and
the United Methodist Church
in Grant. She was recognized
by the church with the unsung
saint award for her tireless
devotion of calling people for
volunteer jobs in the church.
She also called for Eastern Star
and the Grant Bloodmobile.
She was always enjoyable to
talk to.
In addition to her husband
and infant son Freddie, Mary
was preceded in death by her
seven siblings.
She is survived by one son,
Leslie and wife Susan Matson
of Greeley; one daughter,
Donna and husband Jerry
Taylor of Colorado Springs;
three grandchildren, Dean
Taylor and Lindsey and Ben­
jamin Matson; two sisters-inlaw, Alma Schulz of Ogallala
and Jean Schulz of Fort Col­
lins; and other relatives and
friends.
Funeral services were held
Jan. 18 at the Grant United
Methodist Church with Pastor
Nora Mendyk officiating. Buri­
al was at the Grant Fairview
Cemetery.
A memorial has been es­
tablished to the Grant United
Methodist Church.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home
of Grant was in charge of ar­
rangements.
Sheriff ’s report
Phillips County Sheriff
Rob Ur­bach recently reported
the following activities for his
office:
Jan. 15—responded to the
300 block of Monmouth Ave. in
Amherst on a dog complaint.
Jan. 16—took custody of An­
thony Holley, 24, of Holyoke. He
was arrested by Holyoke P.D.
on four active warrants out of
Adams County. The warrants
are for harassment, driving
while under the influence of
an alcoholic beverage, viola­
tion of a restraining order and
failure to appear, with a total
bond of $6,000.
Jan. 16—transported a pris­
At the movies
oner from Phillips County Jail
to Logan County Jail.
Jan. 16—assisted Holyoke
P.D. with a family disturbance
call in the 100 block of W. Em­
erson St.
Jan. 17—assisted Colorado
State Patrol with a motor ve­
hicle accident on Highway 6 at
County Road 41.
Jan. 18—assisted Colorado
State Patrol with a two-vehicle
motor vehicle accident on
Highway 385 at County Road
40.
Jan. 18—responded to a re­
port of an assault on County
Road 24 one mile north of
Highway 23.
Police Dept. news
The Holyoke Police Depart­
ment performed the following
activities in the past week:
Jan. 12—investigated a crim­
inal mischief in the 700 block
of S. Baxter Ave.
Jan. 14—investigated an ani­
mal complaint in the 400 block
of S. Baxter Ave.
Jan. 14—investigated a 911
misdial in the 600 block of S.
Sherman Ave.
Jan. 15—investigated a ha­
rassment report in the 400
block of E. Denver St.
Jan. 17—performed D.A.R.E.
education classes with 5th-6th
grade at Holyoke Elementary
School.
Jan. 17—investigated two
parking violations in the 500
block of E. Hale St.
In addition, HPD reported
five traffic stops, one bar check,
three welfare checks, two juve­
nile problems, two business as­
sists, four school safety classes
with K-2nd grade, five school
zone patrols and assisting the
ambulance three times.
Court news
County Court
Kevin Dean Reinarz pleaded
guilty to and was found guilty
of driving while ability im­
paired. Four other charges of
driving under the influence,
driving under the influence
per se, expired license plates
and failure to display proof of
insurance were dismissed by
the district attorney. Reinarz
received 24 hours community
service, two years probation
and a 30-day jail suspended im­
position. He must pay $847.50
in court fines and costs.
Gabriel Lee Kuskie pleaded
nolo contendere to and was
found guilty of underage pos­
session of alcohol and under­
age drinking and driving. He
received 18 months probation
and 24 hours community ser­
vice. Kuskie must pay $260.50
in court fines and costs.
In a separate case, Kuskie
pleaded nolo contendere to
and was found guilty of pro­
viding alcohol to a minor. A
second charge of child abuse–
knowingly/recklessly causing
injury was dismissed by the
district attorney. He received
18 months probation and a
90-day jail suspended imposi­
tion. Jail time and a $300 fine
are suspended upon success­
ful completion of probation.
Kuskie must pay $1,139.50 in
court fines and costs.
From the record
Wa r r a n t y D e e d s — Jay
O’Gorman, Deana O’Gorman
to Nestor Daniel Vasquez
Granados, Elena Frances
Vasquez; Evnan Enterprises
LLC to Larson Land Com­
pany LLC; Lohn Farms LLC
to Quentin W. Biesemeyer,
Bonnie L. Biesemeyer; Duane
V. Har ms to Quentin W.
Biesemeyer, Bonnie L. Biese­
meyer.
Birth
Harrison Karol Kleve
Jon and Amy Kleve of
Clovis, N.M., are pleased to
announce the birth of their
son, Harrison Karol Kleve,
born Jan. 17, 2014, at 5:17
a.m. He weighed 9 pounds,
10.5 ounces and measured 22
inches.
Harrison is welcomed home
by big sisters Ellie, age 5, and
Maggie, age 3, and big brother
Joseph, 22 months.
Mater nal g randparents
are Mary Lou Waruszewski
of Albuquerque, N.M., and
the late Harry Waruszewski.
Paternal grandparents are
Gene and Rita Kleve of Ho­
lyoke, and paternal greatgrandmother is Betty Kleve
of Holyoke.
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before Jan. 31, 2014. Bids will be opened on Feb. 1, 2014,
and bidders will be notified of results via phone call on or before
Feb. 2, 2014. Please include with the bid amount, your name,
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Casey Blake, 520-2274 with any questions.
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Open Dance 1st Anniversary – Jan. 28
Saturday, Jan. 25 — 9-1:30
to experience a haunting tale
of betrayal and enduring love
when “Giselle,” the story of a
peasant girl who has fallen in
love with Count Albrecht, who
has led her to believe that he is
a villager named Loys and her
discovery of his true identity,
which has devastating con­
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This quintessential story
brings together an engag­
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supernatural forces and the
transcendent power of selfsacrificing love. The role of
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many technical and dramatic
challenges, from the charac­
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The first act of the ballet
is filled with historical detail
and rustic color. By contrast,
the second act plunges the
audience into an eerie moonlit
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young brides who died before
their wedding day.
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When Walt Disney’s daugh­
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P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,”
he made them a promise—one
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In his quest to obtain the
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lutely no intention of letting
her beloved magical nanny
get mauled by the Hollywood
machine.
But, as the books stop sell­
ing and money grows short,
Travers reluctantly agrees to
go to Los Angeles to hear Dis­
ney’s plans for the adaptation.
For those two short weeks in
1961, Walt Disney pulls out all
the stops.
Armed with imaginative
storyboards and chirpy songs
from the talented Sherman
brothers, Walt launches an allout onslaught on P.L. Travers,
but the prickly author doesn’t
budge. He soon begins to
watch helplessly as Travers
becomes increasingly immov­
able and the rights begin to
move further away from his
grasp.
It is only when he reaches
into his own childhood that
Walt discovers the truth about
the ghosts that haunt her, and
together they set Mary Pop­
pins free to ultimately make
one of the most endearing
films in cinematic history.
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Fathom Event
London Royal Ballet presents “Giselle”
Monday, Jan. 27 — 7 p.m.
Peerless doors will open at 6 p.m., pre-show begins
at 6:30 p.m. with ballet starting at 7 p.m.
General admission tickets are $12.
Tickets available at the Peerless box office and at the door.
Coming Soon
Philomena, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Titles subject to change.
The Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colo. 80734, Thurs., Jan. 23, 2014—Page 3
Besse looks back on 50
years of hair styling. . .
(Cont. from Page 1)
Coloring has changed, as
well, said Besse, as the service
has moved from frosting caps
to foiling.
In her early years of hairdressing, Besse said, it was
against the law to cut men’s
hair in a licensed beauty shop
unless one had a barber license.
Hairstylist regulations disallowed open-toe shoes and
required that socks be worn.
Besse said all hairdressers
wore uniforms when she first
started.
Surprise inspections from
the state department were conducted every year. Besse said
she knew it was an inspector
when a lady walked in dressed
in a suit, wearing a hat, carrying a clipboard and sporting a
nice handbag.
Inspectors were looking
to make sure there was no
hair in the sinks, floors were
clean, sterilizers were in place,
rollers were free of hair, operator licenses were posted,
bathrooms were spotless and
more.
Besse said shops had a second chance to remedy their
citations, but ultimately, the
inspectors could shut them
down.
Adding fun to the day-to-day
routine is something Besse
does naturally.
She said recently, “I have a
little bit of my mom in me. I
like to clown it up and have
fun.”
A long-standing tradition
at Ardie’s, starting in the
early 1970s, was to dress up for
Halloween—not just Ardie, but
the whole staff.
Once her crew dressed as
clowns, went into a local bank
with their sacks and said it
was a stick-up, not realizing
that bank examiners were
there. Oops!
During the time of cattle
mutilations, Besse remembers
dressing as aliens. This was at
her former location on Interocean Avenue. The store had
a shop ledge out front, and she
recalls her green alien self sitting in the ledge.
A man walked by one way
and stared and stared. He
turned around and came back
and stared again at her. The
next time, she winked at him
and he didn’t return. She still
shares a good laugh when telling that story.
Besse organized men’s night
at holiday time, and clothes
from her boutique were modeled in a style show to help the
attendees select gifts for their
wives or friends.
She used her expertise in
this field to organize style
shows for various organizations.
One of her biggest ventures
was organizing Holyoke’s Centennial Style Show in 1988. It
included clothes from all eras,
models of all ages, some featured clothes lent by the museum, music from each time
period and even entertainment
such as a Charleston routine
from the 1920s.
Twenty-five years later, she
served as an organizer for
Holyoke’s quasquicentennial
celebration this past June and
even wore her early-day hairdresser uniform on her float in
the parade.
Always quick to lend a community hand to help with
programs such as this, Besse
has become well-known for
her Lily May show. Lily May
stars specifically at events of
the Melissa Memorial Hospital
Foundation, on which Besse
serves as a member.
Lily May has provided much
laughter and, according to
Besse, has one more go-around.
Last time she appeared, Lily
May made jokes about getting
old and said she was going to
find the fountain of youth.
Only Besse knows what surprise Lily May will bring to the
MMHF Legacy of Thanks this
spring.
Recognizing something new
was needed for the Holyoke
Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas opening night,
Besse organized the first Parade of Lights. That event just
keeps getting bigger and was
a huge success last month at
the Chamber’s Country Christmas.
Besse was the first to sign
up for the Chamber’s Homecoming band back in the 1980s
when she donned her high
school twirling outfit and spun
her baton down main street.
She enjoyed teaching dance
classes—basic dance and line
dancing—and choreographed
the school musicals for about
10 years when Clark Ginapp
served as director.
Besse’s community involvement was never-ending. She
taught Sunday school at St.
Paul’s Lutheran Church in
Amherst.
For about 10 years she served
on the Phillips County Fair
Board. Besse was an assistant
4-H leader for the Amherst 4-H
club and served on the Fair
Queen committee as well. She
donated belt buckles for the
Phillips County fair queens for
more than 25 years.
The Montana Silversmiths
jewelry dealership that Besse
continued to maintain after
she closed her boutique has
now been taken over by Jake’s
Feed in Holyoke in anticipation of Besse’s retirement.
Her 19 standing appointment
gals have been encouraged by
Besse to go different places,
and she’s appreciative of the
local hairstylists who are taking care of her customers.
It’s been an emotional time
the past few weeks as her
standings have their “last”
with Ardie.
“I will really miss taking
care of my special ladies and
making them feel and look
pretty,” Besse admitted. “That
smile on their face when I get
done fixing their hair is worth
millions,” she added.
“I just knew I was ready—
both mentally and physically,”
said Besse of her upcoming retirement. She said she wasn’t
ready five years ago, but she is
now.
Reminiscing on her career,
Besse recalls a low time one
year after she took the big bite
to build a new building.
She fell while roller skating and broke five bones (two
in her arm and three in her
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ankle) and dislocated her leg.
She was in the hospital for two
weeks and used a wheelchair
for a couple of months.
The accident happened the
first part of April, and Besse
wasn’t even able to walk on
crutches until July, while she
worried constantly about losing her shop.
It was a big moment in her
life, and her employees and
family helped out in a huge
way. But Besse said she still
struggles from the after-effects
of her injuries. If it weren’t
for that accident, she would
probably still work a few more
years, she said.
On the lighter side, Besse is
looking forward to attending
grandkids’ activities.
Children and grandchildren
include Brent and Tina Vieselmeyer and sons Austin and
Alex in Amherst, Charla Leighton and daughters Sierra and
Sidney in Loveland, Derrick
and Stacey Besse and daughter Taryn in Delaware, and
Bridgette Kaslon and sons Kaleb
and Garrett in St. Paul, Neb.
Besse said she also hopes to
spend more time learning her
husband Fred Besse’s trucking
business and helping him. She
might even go with him once in
a while.
Her store always had flowers
blooming in the front yard, and
she looks forward to spending lots of time in her yard at
home. Her first plan is to redo
a flower bed for a memorial
garden for her brother Don in
her backyard.
She’ll continue to work a
couple of nights a week at
Cobblestone Lounge to help
transition to retirement. And
she said she plans to exercise
and get into shape.
One thing Besse is most looking forward to is being able to
sit outside in the mornings
and have breakfast or coffee on
the deck and patio and just sit
back and relax. Maybe she’ll
do some reading too.
She said she’s had the nice
things in life, but this is much
different and she’s going to
love it. She is extremely appreciative of those who have been
a part of her life.
Admitting she doesn’t even
know how to relax, Besse
will be on a learning curve
for a while. “But I am going
to learn,” she pledges, adding
that she’s looking forward to it
very much.
Centrally located within the SunSet View Homes property, a new laundry facility was
recently completed for tenants. —Enterprise photo
New laundry, lounge a welcome
addition at SunSet View. . .
(Cont. from Page 1)
With the additional machines, Zeiler said there hasn’t
been nearly as many tenants
waiting in line to use the laundry services.
Aside from the limited space
of the previous room, another
driving factor for the new facility was to make the laundry
area handicap accessible. In
the new area, two of the six
dryers are handicap accessible
as they are front-loading. All
dryers are also front-loading.
A handicap accessible bathroom was also constructed.
The new building includes
a lounge room where tenants
can fold clothes, play cards or
rest while they wait for their
laundry. A new 55-inch television was another welcomed
addition to the facility.
Construction on the building
was handled by Mike Smith
Construction of Holyoke, beginning in July. The project
SunSet View tenants are able to enjoy a new lounge
room while they wait for their laundry to finish. —Enterprise photo
was completed in November
prior to Thanksgiving.
With the facility strictly for
tenant use only, tenants will be
able to access the building 24
hours a day with an identification card.
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Church Directory
First Christian Church
310 S. Interocean
Merle Powell, Pastor
(O) 854-3438
Sunday School 8:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 10 a.m.
Adult Bible Study Wednesday 7 p.m.
Children’s Group (up to 6th Grade)
Wednesday 7 p.m.
More info at www.holyokefcc.com
Fairfield Covenant Church
N of Paoli on Rd 40 between Rd 17 & 19
Dean Patterson, Pastor
520-7170
Worship Service Sunday 10 a.m.
First Baptist Church
1000 E. Johnson St.
Gordon Penfold, Pastor
Chad Rozelle, Pastor
(O) 854-2452
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship 10:30 a.m.
Vintage Faith and Worship Saturday 7 p.m.
AWANA Wednesday 6:25 p.m., Oct.-April
More info at www.holyokefbc.com
Vida Abundante
1000 E. Johnson St.
Ismael Lopez, Pastor
Sunday 5:30 p.m.
Bible Study Friday 6:30 p.m.
More info at www.holyokefbc.com
Pleasant Valley United Methodist
Sharon Strauss, Pastor
Worship 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Holyoke Assembly of God
1220 S. Baxter
Max Hines, Pastor
(O) 854-2817
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Venango, Neb.
Kurt Hatteberg, Pastor
Sunday Worship Service 10:45 a.m.
Sunday School 10 a.m.
Sunday Adult Bible Study 10 a.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Amherst
Kurt Hatteberg, Pastor
(O) 854-4310
Sunday Worship Service 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday Midweek
Classes 4:30 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church
240 S. High School
Gary Rahe, Pastor
(O) 854-2615 (H) 854-2614
Sunday School 8:30 a.m.
Church Service 10 a.m.
Holyoke Church of Christ
105 W. Scheunemann
Bill Bryan
854-2870
Worship 9 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class 10 a.m.
Monday Bible Class 7 p.m.
(Alternating 4th
Wednesdays in Imperial)
Holyoke Community
Federal Credit Union
101 W. Denver, Holyoke, CO
970-854-3109 — www.hcfcu.org
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Aaron Powell
970-520-6771
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Baucke Funeral Home
& Monuments
Regent Park
& Carriage House
1220 S.W. Interocean Dr., Holyoke
970-854-2116 • yumafuneralhome.com
816 S. Interocean•854-2251•854-5180
Adding Quality to Life . . .
St. Patrick Catholic Church
541 S. Interocean
Fr. William Jungmann
(O) 854-2762 (H) 854-2762
Sunday Mass 8 a.m.
Daily Mass 8 a.m., Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri.
Mass in Spanish 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays 4 p.m.
K-6 Rel. Education Wednesdays 6-7 p.m.
JH Rel. Education 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sun. 4-5 p.m.
Youth Group 1st & 3rd Sundays 5-6 p.m.
Neo-Catechumenal Mass Saturdays 7:30 p.m.
Reconciliation Saturdays 1-2 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
230 E. Furry
Al Strauss, Pastor
(O) 854-2433
Early Service Sunday 8:15 a.m.
Adult Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
Late Service & K.I.D.S. Church
Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF)
Sunday 6 p.m.
Men’s Group Wednesday 6:15 a.m.
J.A.M. (Children’s Choir) and H.O.W.
(Interactive Kids’ Program) Wed. 3:45 p.m.
Food Bank Thursday 3-4:30 p.m.
Venango Community Church
Venango, Neb. 69168
Chris Costrini, Pastor
308-447-5540
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Fellowship Time 10:15 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:35 a.m.
Emerson St. Church of Christ
730 E. Emerson
Sunday Morning Service 10 a.m.
133 N. Interocean Ave. — Holyoke — 970-854-2291
Drive-thru: M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. — Sat. 8:30 a.m.-12 noon
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The Senior Snippet—By Erin LeBlanc
Residents living in a longterm care facility have the
right to visitors, as well as the
right to refuse any visitors.
Studies show visitation
improves quality of life for patients and residents. Regular
visits prevent residents from
feeling depressed and isolated
and often enhance their initiative to rehabilitate aggressively to return home sooner.
In addition, regular visitation tends to improve the quality and level of care the resident
receives. Facilities tend to give
more staff time to residents
who have regular visitors to
observe whether the care being
provided is sufficient.
The elderly have a wealth of
knowledge that all of us may
benefit from. In sharing their
wisdom and knowledge, seniors might feel a renewed purpose, freedom from boredom or
increased vitality. These positive feelings might be increased
when a senior shares an interest or passion, such as fishing
or a craft like sewing.
Things to remember when visiting seniors in a nursing home:
—Keep your promises. If you
promise to visit your loved one,
make sure you do, otherwise
the nursing home resident will
be disappointed. If you need to
reschedule your visit, be sure to
call the nursing home.
—Knock before you enter the
room. Your aging loved one’s
room in a nursing home is considered his or her individual
home. It is important that you
respect their privacy and living
space. Be sure to knock and ask
permission before you enter. If
the nursing home resident is
unable to respond, be sure to
announce your name before
you open the door.
—Be affectionate. Physical
contact is important to seniors
in nursing homes. Hug, kiss or
hold the hand of your aging relative if possible to let them know
and feel that you love them and
that they are not forgotten.
—Be a good listener. When
visiting your aging loved one in
a nursing home, it is important
that you listen to him or her attentively. Let your loved one do
the talking so he or she does not
feel rushed when sharing their
stories and feelings. Try not to
dominate the conversation. Be
a good listener, even if you’ve
heard the story or topic several
times. Listening attentively to
your aging loved one’s story
lets him or her enjoy the moment with you.
—Bond with your elderly loved
one. You want to make your aging
parent or relative happy and feel
loved. But what you can you do
together during your visit to the
nursing home? Think of things
that you used to do together like
playing board games, watching
movies, singing or doing arts and
crafts. If you cannot think of any
activities, you can always contact
the nursing home’s activity director for ideas and suggestions for
seniors. Remember, doing things
together will make your visit fun
and memorable!
—Bring family pictures and
videos. If you have recent family pictures or videos, be sure
to bring it. This will definitely
put a smile on your aging loved
one’s face. Keeping the nursing
home resident up to date about
family events and activities
they’ve missed will make your
elderly loved one happy.
—Bring the family. If you
have children or grandchildren, bring them when you go
to the nursing home to encourage a relationship between the
kids and your elderly loved
one. Kids are so much fun, they
will definitely help brighten up
your aging loved one’s day!
—Plan a day trip. If you plan
to take your seniors or elderly
loved one out of the nursing
home facility, be sure to call the
nursing home in advance. Talk
to your aging parent or relative
about it to find out how he or she
feels about your plan. You will
also have to talk to the nursing
home staff or administrator to
make special arrangements for
medicines, special equipment
or other things that your aging
loved one might need.
—Thank the caregivers. Take
time to talk to the caregivers
and staff members in the nursing home. Be sure to thank
them and show your appreciation for taking care of your aging relative. Do not hesitate to
compliment the caregiver for a
job well done with the seniors.
—SeniorCareHomes.com
recommends you should enjoy
your time and do not rush.
Spending quality time with
your elderly loved one in the
nursing home is something
that will forever be cherished
by the nursing home resident,
so make it a memorable one.
When visiting seniors in a
long-term care facility, it may
also be necessary to come back
another time. Residents have
the right to refuse any visitors
as well, as we do in our own
homes. We can make that choice
to answer our front doors, or not.
Be respectful of their time.
Long-term care facilities are
always looking for volunteers;
if you have the time and ability
to be involved in an activity or
simply visit with a resident,
give the activities coordinator
a call at your local nursing
home or assisted living.
Thinking About Health—By Trudy Lieberman
How much
should we pay
for medicines?
At the tail end
of last year, the
Food and Drug
Administration
approved a drug
that may cure some 3 million
Americans who have hepatitis
C, a disease that interferes
with liver function and can
eventually lead to liver cancer.
It’s a serious illness; many people don’t know they have it until
the first symptoms show up years
later, and those who do have it
undergo grueling and sometimes
ineffective treatments.
So when Gilead Sciences, the
manufacturer of sofosbuvir,
which goes by the brand name
Sovaldi, announced its new
drug was ready for prime time,
doctors who treat patients
with the disease cheered. Results of clinical trials showed
side effects appeared to be
mild compared to those from
conventional treatment, and
cure rates seemed to be high.
A hepatitis expert at Johns
Hopkins said, “This is about as
hot as I’ve ever seen.”
Extension Corner—By Brian Talamantes
Glyphosate
resistance
Glyphosate resistance has been
a growing concern for a number of years and
for good reason.
Glyphosate is the most important herbicide in use today
and has been said to be as important to food production as
penicillin is to medicine.
Glyphosate kills plants because it inhibits an enzyme
called 5-enolpyruyl-shikimate3-phosphate synthase—can
you say that? Me neither.
This enzyme is referred to
as EPSPS commonly and is
essential to the creation of
aromatic amino acids. Much
research has been done to
identify what it is that makes
a plant resistant to glyphosate,
and to my knowledge, there are
basically three ways that have
been identified.
They either have a mutation
of the EPSPS gene, have a trait
that bars glyphosate from ever
reaching EPSPS at levels that
are toxic to the plant, and more
recently discovered is a method
called gene amplification.
Gene amplification is a wellknown part of plant evolution
but was only identified as a
method of glyphosate resistance in 2010 (in this case in
the plant palmer amaranth).
Gene amplification works by
making an overabundance of
the same gene, and in the case of
EPSPS, creates a plant that is resistant to glyphosate. What was
identified in palmer amaranth
(a member of the pigweed family) is that the EPSPS gene was
amplified in resistant plants
by 40 to as much as 100 times
higher than what is found in a
glyphosate susceptible plant.
These extra genes act as a
“molecular sponge,” so while
the application of glyphosate
will block some of the EPSPS,
there is still enough there to
allow for the plant to continue
its metabolic processes and not
be killed by the herbicide. The
continuation of this trait from
the parent plant to its progeny
is still uncertain.
In the same article that
identified gene amplification
as a method of resistance, they
discussed that “EPSPS copy
number in progeny can vary
substantially from parental
copy number, and EPSPS gene
amplification and glyphosate
resistance can be transferred
to related Amaranthus species
through cross-pollination.”
The presence of these resistant weeds is certainly
daunting, but researchers in
the United States and abroad
are working very hard to
better identify and mitigate
the causes and impacts of
glyphosate-resistant weeds in
cropping systems.
Five Years Ago
Jan. 22, 2009
Boy Scout Dustin Wieland
earned his Eagle Scout rank
at a special Court of Honor on
Jan. 18.
Kurt Hatteberg has been
installed as the new pastor at
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in
Amherst and Venango, Neb.
Nearly a year after construction began, the remodeling of
the Phillips County Communications Center is finished. To
commemorate the occasion, the
county is holding an open house
on Jan. 27 for the public to view
the new upgrades and changes.
Ten Years Ago
Jan. 22, 2004
Phillips County may soon
have a new bio-composting site
if the county commissioners
accept a recommendation from
the Board of Adjustments to approve a conditional use permit
for Ace Compost, LLC of Yuma.
After an initial drop in the
cattle market resulting from
the discovery of Mad Cow
Disease in Washington, the local market seems to be on the
rebound as action resumes at
livestock auctions in the area.
Angie Clayton and Lindsey
Neitzel, both 2000 HHS graduates, have returned to Holyoke
to student teach.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Jan. 26, 1989
Phillips County’s “Emergency Plan of Action for Toxic
Spills and Releases” was finalized by the county emergency
planning committee at its Jan.
16 meeting.
Tim Anderson, vocational
agriculture teacher in Holyoke
School District Re-1J, resigned
from his position last week.
He stated that his resignation
was necessary for career advancement opportunities for
himself and his wife.
Forty Years Ago
Jan. 24, 1974
The Holyoke Alumni Association is trying something
new this year. Instead of holding the annual alumni banquet
at Homecoming, usually in
October, plans are to hold the
1974 alumni banquet during
Memorial weekend.
Total assets of the three
banks in Phillips County totaled $23,187,469.29 at the close
of business on Dec. 31, 1973.
The Holyoke Future Business Leaders of America chapter installed the new FBLA
chapter at Caliche High School
on Jan. 16.
Fifty Years Ago
Jan. 23, 1964
William Pollard, business
manager of the Logan County
Hospital at Sterling since 1956,
assumed new duties as administrator of the East Phillips
County Hospital in Holyoke
on Jan. 1. He succeeds Ethel
Hagemann, who had served
as administrator of the local
hospital since 1951.
A unique communications
setup will be used at a meeting
of the Phillips County Education Association Monday
evening, Jan. 27 to permit
two-way conversation between
those present and an educator in Denver. Five stations,
each with a microphone and
a speaker, will be set up, and
those present will be divided
into five groups.
The board of education of
School District Re-1J met Tuesday evening and completed
plans for the proposed addition
to the Holyoke Grade School.
Stock analysts were ecstatic.
One told the New York Times
global sales—about 170 million
people worldwide are infected—could surpass the sales
record of $13 billion set by
Lipitor, the statin used to treat
high cholesterol. The press
touted the good news, too, as it
customarily does when a new
wonder drug hits the market.
And as it too often does, it gave
short shrift to the price.
Sovaldi has one major drawback—its budget-busting price
tag. Gilead says it will cost $84,000
for the three-month treatment
regime. That’s $1,000 a pill.
The debut of sofosbuvir offers a clear example of how
expensive technology enters
the medical marketplace even
before all the evidence comes
in that the drug works. In
Sovaldi’s case, not all the new
drug combinations have been
extensively tested. “We may
be in for surprises, still,” said
Charles Rice, a hepatitis C expert at Rockefeller University
in New York City, N.Y.
It also raises important questions about who should pay for
the drug. Should it be Medicare? Medicaid? Commercial
insurers? Or should it be the
patients whose insurance policies increasingly come with
high amounts of cost-sharing
in the form of deductibles and
coinsurance? And what con-
tribution does Sovaldi make to
the overall high price of medical care in the U.S., the highest
in the world?
Indeed these questions can
be asked about any new drug or
medical device. But they aren’t.
Other countries have agencies
that deliberate such trade-offs.
We don’t. To raise them conjures up unpleasant images of
rationing—patients deprived of
life-saving treatments. Asking
them also conflicts with a deeply held American belief that the
medicine man sits at the right
hand of God, and we’re willing
to spend anything for cures and
treatments even if they are extraordinarily pricey.
The entry of Sovaldi also invites serious questioning about
why the price of new medical
technology doesn’t seem to decrease as prices for other technological advances do—computers,
for example. There’s no downward pressure on prices.
The patent system for new
drugs—protection from competition for seven to 12 years—leaves
drug makers in the driver’s
seat. Payers pretty much have
to cough up what drug makers charge. And federal rules
prevent Medicare, one of the
largest buyers of drugs, from negotiating with drug makers over
prices. Basically, what’s left is
negative publicity, and the press
doesn’t provide much of that.
A recent NPR segment did,
however, probing the high price
of sofosbuvir. It questioned why
the drug maker needed to make
its prices so high especially given
the large potential market for
the drug. One hepatitis expert
wanted to know why once Gilead
recovered its costs it couldn’t
reduce the price. “I don’t want
to say it’s unfair, but it does start
feeling more exploitative,” she
told NPR listeners.
A Gilead vice president responded, “That’s very unlikely
that we would do that.” Right
now they don’t have to.
Instead Gilead said it would
help patients pay for the drug.
You know, one of those patient
assistance programs that no
doubt helps those who have
no money for such expensive
treatment. (These programs
do means test; that is, help is
available only for those with
the lowest incomes.)
But does that gesture do
much to bring down the cost
of the drug and thus the country’s health care tab that feeds
into the insurance premiums
and cost of care we pay out of
pocket? No, say many experts.
Such programs may serve to
keep drug prices high.
All this is something to ponder as we move into an election
year with health care and its
cost promising to dominate the
campaign.
Extension Corner—By Kindra Plumb
4-H instills
life skills
I’ve written numerous columns
about 4-H teaching life skills to
youth. Often, the
term “life skills”
may be used a little loosely.
However, 4-H has done a large
amount of research and spent
a great deal of time defining
just how 4-H participation
instills life skills into the 4-H
member at various developmental stages of their youth.
4-H defines life skills as “competencies that assist people in
functioning well in the environments in which they live,”
(Targeting Life Skills in 4-H).
Adults who work directly with
4-H youth want to help youth become competent in the life skills
they will need in adulthood.
Life skills are best learned
through practices and different
experiences that reinforce the
skills. The beauty of 4-H is that
kids get to practice and experience these skills, and even make
mistakes, in the safe confines
of an organization with caring
adults to mentor them. Mastery
of these skills requires various
opportunities to try, make mistakes and try again.
4-H focuses on using your
Head, Heart, Hands and Health
to the best of your ability. In
order to teach life skills, the
Head, Heart, Hands and Health
model is utilized.
Under 4-H’s category of
“Head,” life skills that involve
thinking and managing are
addressed. Examples of these
skills are: decision making,
problem solving, critical thinking, goal setting, planning and
record keeping.
“Heart” life skills have to
do with relating to and caring
for others. Some examples of
these skills are: communication, cooperation, conflict
resolution, empathy, sharing
and concern for others.
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Examples of these life skills
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discover the life skills instilled in
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Random drug testing
reported to board. . .
During last Sunday’s Farmedic training program, several
volunteers from the Wages, Holyoke and Lamar, Neb., fire
departments attempt to remove the roof of a car in a mock
accident in order to allow access to extricate an accident
victim. Firefighters are pictured from left beginning second
from left, Russ Chambers, James LeBlanc, Chris Lindholm,
Pam Struckmeyer, Damon Struckmeyer, J.D. Holcomb and
Stan Cross.
Program provides valuable
training for farm accidents
By Darci Tomky
Since agriculture is one
of the most dangerous industries in America, local
agencies learned valuable
training techniques at the
Farmedic Program at the
Wauneta Fire Hall last
weekend.
Instructors from AgriSafe in Goodland, Kan.,
gave classroom training
Saturday, Jan. 18 and handson demonstrations Sunday,
Jan. 19.
The program, hosted by
the Wages and Wauneta fire
departments, had a total of
seven agencies with the addition of fire departments
from Holyoke, Amherst
and Lamar, Neb., and am-
Volunteers from Wages, Holyoke and Lamar, Neb., fire
departments are involved in a training scenario at the Wauneta Fire Hall south of Holyoke. They are learning how to
handle a situation in which a farmer’s arm was entangled
in an auger. Pictured from left are firefighters Damon
Struckmeyer, James LeBlanc, Pam Struckmeyer, Cynthia
Wieber (in front), Russ Chambers, Chris Lindholm, Heather
Mignone-Penton and Stan Cross.
Wages Fire Department members attempt to rescue
a person from the cab of a combine in a mock situation
during Farmedic training last Sunday.
bulance crews from Holyoke
and Wray.
Wages firefighter Damon
Struckmeyer said there were
27 people at the training session—some who had been in
the program multiple times
and others who were learning new information for the
first time. “Everybody learned
something,” he said.
The program covered things
like extrication from grain
augers, trucks, combines,
cars and other machinery.
Struckmeyer said agencies don’t always have experience with big farm equipment, which adds a whole
different set of challenges.
The program is a way they
can do training and learn
how to handle agriculture
situations, he said.
(Cont. from Page 1)
During the semester, there
were three positive THC (marijuana) tests and one positive
for ETG (alcohol). Ortner said
this involved two students.
One student tested positive
for THC and ETG. The other
tested positive for THC and
then on the mandatory retest
tested positive again.
Additionally, there were two
dilute tests. The “dilute” result
is determined by checking the
creatinine in the urine. A level
less than 20 mg is most likely
due to increased water or li­
quid intake.
Normal creatinine ranges
for females are 37-250 mg, and
for males, 40-300 mg. The random drug testing policy says
that if the sample is dilute, the
student is to be retested on the
next testing day.
As of Dec. 18, there are
231 students in grades 7-12
enrolled in the random drug
testing program, which is required for those participating
in extracurricular activities.
Seventy-five tests were completed in the Aug. 21-Dec. 18
time frame. Forty-two students
were tested once, 12 were tested twice and three were tested
three times.
Ortner said interest about
this program has been expressed from three different
school districts.
Committee work reviewed
Holyoke School District’s
shared leadership model includes several focused committees with representation from
staff, parents and community
to provide input and feedback
on a wide variety of topics.
At last week’s school board
meeting, Miles gave a brief
report on the committee progress during the first half of the
year.
Leadership team has had
discussion and ongoing input
on the curriculum collaborative project, has done much to
update procedures for the gifted and talented identification
and has had follow-up conversations about the new teacher
evaluation instrument.
Standard of excellence team
has been planning for the district perception survey and
making changes to the format
which will be given electronically this year. They heard a pre-
measure for the 2014 election
that would in effect allow local
governments the authority to
ban fracking.
The constitutional amendment would prevent for-profit
companies from acting in a
way that would conflict “with
the fundamental rights of
people, their communities and
the natural environment.”
Cliff Willmeng of Lafayette,
who spearheaded the effort
last November to ban fracking
in Lafayette, heads the group.
In other news at the Capitol,
the Senate’s “kill committee”
(State, Veterans and Military
Affairs) made short work of
several Republican-sponsored
bills in the past week, including Sen. Greg Brophy’s (RWray) Senate Bill 14-040.
Brophy’s bill sought to allow Colorado individuals and
small-business owners the
opportunity to buy health
insurance from companies
that offer less expensive plans
in other states. The health insurance provider would have
to be authorized to conduct
business in Colorado and meet
actuarial standards issued by
the National Association of
Insurance Commissioners.
The bill drew strong opposition from a number of consumer health organizations,
who claimed that such a provision would be confusing to
consumers. The bill also would
put Colorado carriers at risk
and at a significant competitive disadvantage, according
to Marc Reece of the Colorado
Association of Health Plans,
the trade association for Colorado health insurance providers.
The out-of-state companies
would not be fully subject to
the state’s consumer protection regulations, he explained.
SB 40 died on a party-line 3-2
vote, with the committee’s
three Democrats against and
the two Republicans in favor.
The State Affairs Committee also put to an end SB 35,
which would have substantially repealed the 2013 bill that
increased the renewable energy standard for rural electric
co-ops. But Republicans have
several more bills in the works
to repeal or tweak SB 13-252.
SB 252 was a “terribly written
piece of legislation that would
be hard to accommodate in the
real world of business,” with
substantial impacts on consumers and rate-payers, according
to SB 35 sponsor Sen. Ted Harvey (R-Highlands Ranch).
Harvey noted that Gov. John
Hickenlooper had concerns
about the bill when he signed it,
but instead of rejecting it he appointed a 12-member advisory
committee to see if the bill was
feasible and if any legislative
changes were necessary.
That committee, under the
Governor’s Energy Office, met
during the fall but made no formal recommendations. That
was largely due to a decision
that any recommendation had
to be made by consensus rather
than by a majority vote.
The committee was made up
of representatives from TriState Generation and Transmission, the Intermountain
Rural Electric Association,
agricultural and business
interests, and environmental
groups that supported SB 252.
The committee did agree that
meeting the 20 percent standard by 2020 outlined in the bill
was feasible.
However, in order to do so,
the co-ops and Tri-State would
meet the goal only by buying
surplus renewable energy
credits. According to the committee, that plan would work
only short-term and would
not meet the spirit of the law,
which intended that the goal
be met through new renewable
energy projects.
The hearing on SB 35 drew in
many of the same groups that
fought over SB 252 last year,
except for Tri-State and IREA.
“That tells me they’re done
fighting and ready to move
on,” said committee member
Sen. Matt Jones (D-Louisville),
one of SB 252’s sponsors.
Sen. Irene Aguilar (D-Denver)
noted the consensus requirement for the advisory committee and opined that the committee should go back to work with
a requirement for a majority
vote on recommendations.
Several members of that advisory group told this reporter
last fall that requiring a consensus doomed the committee’s work to failure. Harvey
said that if Aguilar were to
run such a bill, he would sponsor it with her.
The State Affairs Committee
again voted along party lines
to kill the bill.
Two other bills, both sponsored by House Republicans,
would change the SB 252 law.
One would reduce the standard from 20 percent to 15
percent. Another would extend
the timeline for reaching the 20
percent standard to 2025.
A bill to grant eminent domain rights to oil pipeline companies has surfaced at the Capitol. SB 93 is virtually identical to
the 2013 legislation that passed
the Senate but failed to get out
of the House. SB 93 is sponsored
by Sen. Cheri Jahn (D-Wheat
Ridge) and has been assigned to
the Senate Agriculture, Natural
Resources & Energy Committee. A hearing date has not yet
been announced.
Last year’s bill was sponsored by Sen. Mary Hodge
(D-Brighton). Putting the bill
into Jahn’s hands is a strong
strategic move: she is a smallbusiness owner, and the Den-
Other business
In other business Jan. 14, the
Re-1J board:
—renewed Miles’ superintendent contract for the period
of July 2014 through June 2016.
Miles, who is in his fifth year
as superintendent of Holyoke
School District Re-1J, was
thanked for continuing a job
well done.
—hired Veronica Nuñez, on
high recommendation, as the
general paraprofessional at
the elementary school for the
2013-14 school year.
—approved nonresident
student applications for Jillian Hunter, Jalen Hunter and
Jerren Hunter from the Wray
school district.
—designated the administration office as the official
posting location for board of
education meeting notices.
—discussed attending the
Jan. 27 Colorado Association
of School Board’s Day at the
Capitol.
Health and fitness
program offered
Jan. 29 in Akron
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Year’s resolutions to lose
weight and get in shape? Would
some professional advice on
Fracking battle moves to state Capitol
By Marianne Goodland
The battle over fracking
moves to the state Capitol this
week when the House Local
Government Committee takes
up a bill that could punish
communities that ban fracking.
Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg (RSterling) sponsors House Bill
14-1064, which seeks to take
away funds from those communities that ban hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking,
the process of extracting oil
and natural gas by injecting
water and chemicals into rock
formations. The Local Government Committee will review
the bill Jan. 22.
HB 1064 will make sure local
governments that ban fracking
no longer get new revenues
from oil and gas, Sonnenberg
said this week. “If they aren’t
going to help produce oil and
gas, they shouldn’t get the
severance taxes” from those
industries, he explained.
Currently, communities that
are impacted by energy development, processing or conversion of mineral and mineral
fuels get grants and loans from
the state’s Local Government
Severance Tax Fund.
Under the bill, communities
that ban fracking would see
those funds frozen at the level
they received at the time of the
decision to ban fracking. Any
new revenues would be distributed to communities that
already receive severance tax
monies but do not ban fracking.
Sonnenberg’s bill is yet another salvo in the battle over
fracking. In November, four
communities voted to ban
fracking: Boulder, Lafayette,
Fort Collins and Broomfield.
Earlier this month, a group
called the Colorado Community Rights Network announced
its intention to sponsor a ballot
sentation from Kim Griffith of
Rocky Mountain Performance
Excellence and have done a
review of student achievement
data and district goals.
Budget facilities committee members have monitored
Phase 2 construction, reviewed
information about 2013 and
2014 school finance acts and
began discussions leading to
district budget priorities.
The wellness committee
launched a new youth weight
room program, shifted discussions on community use of the
weight room to the coaches
group and are planning a staff
wellness program.
Ongoing discussion on the
website has been conducted by
the technology committee who
has recommended to stay with
the SchoolFusion contract for
now. They are also researching 1-to-1 device programs for
recommendation this spring.
The district accountability advisory committee has
reviewed student achievement
results and uniform improvement plan designations, is
building awareness about
statewide graduation requirements and is analyzing the
need for a mill levy override.
The superintendent’s advisory committee has ongoing
discussions on questions from
employees.
ver Business Journal recently
called her “the gatekeeper,” a
senator who may “decide key
issues” in the 2014 session.
In November, the Senate
changed from a 20-15 Democratic majority to 18-17 after
two senators were recalled, including Senate President John
Morse, and another resigned to
avoid a recall vote.
Jahn told the DBJ that she
looks at every bill from the
perspective of how it will allow
her to do business and how it
will impact small business.
In the House, SB 93 is sponsored by Rep. Jenise May (DAurora) and Sonnenberg.
Two bills that are headed to
committee hearings this week
deal with the aftermath of the
2013 floods and wildfires.
SB 7 was to be heard by the
Senate Local Government Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Members of an interim flood disaster
study committee, appointed by
Hickenlooper, sponsor the bill,
which would allow county governments to use general funds
for road and bridge projects in
the event of a natural disaster.
Sonnenberg was appointed to
that fall committee.
Current law prohibits county governments from using
general funds for road and
bridge projects. SB 7 would
remove that prohibition for a
period of four years.
Thursday, Jan. 23, the House
Local Government Committee is scheduled to take up HB
1007, sponsored by Rep. Millie
Hamner (D-Frisco).
Hamner’s bill, which came
from the interim Wildfire Matters Review Committee, would
allow county governments to
ban fireworks during the summer and agricultural burning
during high fire danger, such
as a red flag warning or fire
weather watch issued by the
National Weather Service.
nutrition, exercise and problem-solving the metabolism be
beneficial? Circle Wednesday,
Jan. 29 on the calendar for a
special health and fitness program hosted by Colorado State
University Extension.
Stoney Eskew, metabolic
specialist, nutrition coach and
fitness expert, will be at Akron
for an informative and interactive presentation at 6 p.m. in
the Washington County Event
Center.
This event is open to the public and aimed at adults wanting to improve their health
and fitness. Complimentary
refreshments will be served.
Eskew will give the three
keys to losing weight and
keeping it off without dieting.
After coaching many people in
weight loss and fitness, she will
share the best tips for getting
started. In addition, Eskew
will discuss the common reasons bodies hold onto weight
and how to avoid them.
Over the past 13 years,
Eskew has helped thousands
of people lose weight, get in
shape and live a healthier life.
Her main focus is to help break
the cycles and frustration of
dieting and teach people how
to lose weight the right way
and lose it forever. Being a National Physique Committee figure competitor, Eskew knows
that nutrition counts for 80
percent of one’s results. So,
she makes sure that each client
is following a personalized and
effective nutrition plan.
Stoney Eskew is the founder
of True Metabolism Testing,
where she and other metabolic
specialists partner with health
professionals, gyms and corporate wellness programs to
bring the amazing technology
of Metabolism Testing to people throughout Colorado. Information about these services
will be available following the
educational program.
For more information on
this event, contact Gisele Jefferson, CSU Extension agent,
at 970-345-2287 or by email at
[email protected]
edu. Hold the date of Feb. 8 for
a second program involving
Eskew. More information will
be available at a later date.
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Fair queen and more embrace western spirit at Stock Show
From its competitive livestock shows to the exciting
entertainment to the highly
anticipated trade show, the
108th annual National Western Stock Show in Denver
is all about true wester n
spirit.
Many locals and others with
ties to Holyoke got involved
in this year’s stock show Jan.
11-26.
2014 Phillips County Fair
Queen Josilyn Lutze kicked
the festivities off early with
the Stock Show parade in
downtown Denver Thursday,
Jan. 9. Right before setting
off in their six-horse-drawn
carriage, Lutze and other fair
queens walked around the
parade route to invite people
to the Stock Show.
That same day, Lutze met
other royalty as they visited the historical Rockmount
Ranch Wear, known as the
first ones to put snaps on
western shirts. A highlight
for her was getting a picture
with the 2014 Miss Rodeo
Colorado and the 2014 Miss
Rodeo America.
Lutze had the opportunity
to return to the Stock Show
to volunteer. The royalty met
with groups of elementary
kids who had the chance to ask
questions and take pictures
with the queens.
Several of the girls also got
to help with a pedal tractor
race and stick horse race.
They showed the kids which
way the track went for both
races and helped push the
pedal tractors during the
race. That night, Lutze helped
with the Gold Buckle seats
at the Professional Bull Riders event, checking tickets
and showing people to their
seats.
“I had a great time representing Phillips County at
the National Western Stock
Show and look forward to
going to many other events,”
said Lutze. This sophomore
at Holyoke High School is the
daughter of Mark and Mendi
Lutze of Holyoke.
Locals set to compete
at Stock Show
On the upcoming schedule,
the Camblins will be competing in the prospect show Saturday, Jan. 25. Tyler and Kaylee
Camblin will each show one
steer.
Austin and Alex Vieselmeyer have also been busy preparing for and competing with
livestock at this year’s Stock
Show.
Results will be reported in
an upcoming Enterprise.
Fifteen members of the
Holyoke FFA chapter will
be attending the Stock Show
Thursday, Jan. 23 for FFA
day. Adviser Clay Christensen said he’s excited to show
the students the different
aspects of the agriculture
industry.
Timm excited to work
at the Stock Show
2008 HHS grad Victoria
Timm is working at the Stock
Show this year with the Rodeo,
Horse and Livestock Department. Beginning a couple
months ago, Timm has helped
with the contracts of people
coming to the Stock Show, like
judges, superintendents and
rodeo acts.
She also coordinates things
like booking hotels and flights,
and she organizes a group of
volunteers to help with the
people coming in to the Stock
Show.
“I love working here,” said
Timm, who kicked off this
year walking in the Stock
Show parade and riding in the
Wells Fargo hitch at a Profes-
2014 Phillips County Fair Queen Josilyn Lutze, pictured waving in center, rides in a six-horsedrawn carriage during the National Western Stock Show parade Thursday, Jan. 9 in downtown
Denver.
sional Bull Riders event.
Other duties include serving as a scribe at the rodeo
to call scores from the judge
to the announcer as well as
helping with live online resulting.
Chase County’s Emma
Ferguson a catch-a-calf
grand champion
For more than 75 years, the
Denver Stock Show’s catch-acalf contest has drawn youths
from Colorado, Nebraska,
Wyoming and Kansas. And
this year, the program’s Grand
Champion hails from Imperial, Neb.
Emma Ferguson, 13, who is
the granddaughter of Larry
and Jeanette Poos of Holyoke,
an eighth grader at Chase
County Schools and a Chase
County Stockmen 4-H member,
was crowned the 2014 grand
champion on Sunday, Jan. 12
in the Stock Show’s Stadium
Arena.
As one of the youngest competitors in the yearly event for
12-18-year-olds, it was quite the
win, but it didn’t come without
some nerves.
While saying she felt comfortable, she admitted to some
nerves as she led “O’Boy” into
the market class competition
that day.
“I was nervous to actually go
in and show,” she said.
But, those nerves, and a lot
of work, started much sooner
than this year’s Jan. 12 catcha-calf finale.
A year ago, she was in
the ring with a lot of other
anxious youths attempting
to “catch a calf ” at the Stock
Show, and was one of the
lucky 40 youngsters throughout the week to do so. In her
group, about 18 youths vied
for the eight calves in the ring
at that time.
She earned the chance last
year to “catch a calf ” after
completing an application,
that later was picked in a random drawing with 39 others to
take part.
She returned to Denver in
May 2013 with her parents,
Mark and Julie Ferguson of
Imperial, to pick up her calf.
That began eight months of
feeding and caring for the
animal, keeping records and
communicating with her
sponsor, John Brown of Wilcoxson & Brown in Oberlin,
Kan., a far ming/ranching
operation.
During the ensuing eight
months, she kept in touch
monthly with her sponsor,
which is one of the require-
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Emma
Ferguson
ments of the competition,
and is worth 40 points in
the tallying for grand champion.
The most important aspect,
point-wise, of the catch-a-calf
competition is the record book,
with a maximum of 50 points
awarded. Expenses, feed costs,
supplies and O’Boy’s weekly
weight gain were among the
records included in Emma’s
multi-paged entry.
Her showmanship performance last week was worth
a maximum of 20 points,
O’Boy’s market class placing
and his production performance (cost of gain, etc.) each
could also net a maximum of
10 points.
O’Boy, an Angus-Hereford
cross, finished second in his
market class, while Emma
placed second in junior showmanship. Contest rules require that the animal finish
in the top four of his market
division to compete for overall
Grand Champion honors, no
matter what the youth’s point
totals are.
O’Boy’s final weight was
1,325 pounds, gaining 685
pounds from the 640 pounds he
weighed when they picked him
up last May.
Another big category, worth
as much as 25 points, was the
interview process Jan. 11 with
a panel of three judges. It also
included a two-minute speech
on what she learned and how
she will promote the beef industry.
Of the 155 maximum catcha-calf points, Ferguson’s total
was 139.88 points, finishing
six points ahead of reserve
champion Riley Eisenhauer of
Farnam, Neb.
Emma will have to say goodbye to O’Boy later this week
when he’ll sell at the Stock
Show’s junior livestock sale on
Friday.
Overmiller family wins
distinguished Triple Crown
The American Gelbvieh
Association sponsored the National Gelbvieh and Balancers
Show at the Stock Show Jan.
13. Judge Brandon Callis of
Yukon, Okla., evaluated the
cattle, and the Overmillers of
Smith Center, Kan., took away
several awards.
Two former Holyoke girls
are involved in the Overmiller
Gelbvieh and Red Angus operation. Risa (Rumold) Overmiller, the daughter of Erick
Rumold and Benita Bock, is
married to Kelly Overmiller,
and Brittany (Young) Overmiller, the daughter of Steve
and Kim Young, is married to
Kelly’s brother, Brent Overmiller.
The two brothers’ parents,
Roger and Norma; their two
older sisters and their families; and some of Risa and Brittany’s families were all in Denver for the Stock Show with the
Overmillers’ six bulls.
SAS Ace of Spades 082A,
shown by Kelly and Brent’s
nephew Kyle Sasse, found its
way to second place in the
Class 40 Balancer bulls.
Class 49 Balancer bulls saw
Over miller Gelbvieh with
3G EZ Money 209Z at the top
of the class in first place. EZ
Money was then named junior bull division champion.
Judge Callis then selected EZ
Money as the reserve grand
champion bull of the Balancer show.
The grand finale show was
the purebred Gelbvieh bulls.
Entering the ring in Class 53
bulls, Overmiller Gelbvieh
finished in first place with
3G Archimedes 353A. Archimedes was then selected
spring bull calf division
champion.
Overmiller Gelbvieh entered
the ring in Class 55 bulls with
OGSG Army Man 514A, who
was selected class champion.
Class 57 saw Overmillers
again with 3G Aristotle 320A,
who was selected first place in
this class.
When the class champions
and reserve champions entered the ring in the winter
bull calf division, Callis then
selected Overmillers’ entry
3G Aristotle 320A as division
champion and Overmillers’
other entry OGSG Army Man
514A as reserve division champion.
The last class the Overmiller
family was represented in
was Class 63 bulls. First place
went to Overmiller’s entry 3G
Zipline 266Z. When the junior
bulls class winners gathered
in the ring for the selection
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Junior high girls’ basketball at Yuma, 4 p.m.
Junior high wrestling
dual with Burlington, here,
5 p.m.
High school wrestling
dual with Burlington, here,
6 p.m.
Friday
Jan. 24
Men’s Fellowship breakfast, 6 a.m., KarDale’s.
Strength and balance
exercise class, 11 a.m.,
SunSet View community
room.
High school basketball at
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fundraising banquet, 5:30
p.m., Phillips County Event
Center, Holyoke.
Junior high wrestling at
Brush Invite, 8:30 a.m.
High school wrestling
dual at Highland, 2 p.m.
Monday
Jan. 27
No school due to teacher
inservice.
Weight Watchers, SunSet
View Community Room.
5 p.m. weigh-in, 5:30 p.m.
meeting.
Girl Scouts meeting,
5:30-7 p.m., Boy Scout
building at Phillips County
Fairgrounds.
Tuesday
Jan. 28
Strength and balance
exercise class, 11 a.m.,
SunSet View community
room.
Junior high girls’ basketball with Burlington, here, 4
p.m.
Junior high wrestling at
Yuma Bash, 2 p.m.
East Phillips County Hospital District board meeting,
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of division champion, 3G Zipline was selected as division
champion.
After all the divisions were
complete and the division
winners were paraded in,
Over miller Gelbvieh had
three of the six division
winners in contention for
the selection of the national
champion bull.
After a final evaluation
of each bull, Callis selected
Overmillers’ entry 3G Zipline
as the grand champion, giving him the national champion title. After winning the
American Royal, the North
American Livestock Exposition and then the National
Western Stock Show, Zipline
had won the distinguished
Triple Crown.
Overmiller Gelbvieh, along
with Emily Griffiths, were
named premier exhibitor for
their high placings throughout
the show. 3G Zipline and 3G
EZ Money were named ring of
gold champion Gelbvieh and
Balancer respectively for their
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Stroh, Brown to
be remembered
at Thursday dual
For mer HHS wrestling
coaches Larry Stroh and Bart
Brown will be remembered
Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Stroh/
Brown Memorial Dual with
Burlington in the HHS gym.
Action that evening will begin with junior high matmen
at 5 p.m., followed by the high
school dual at 6 p.m. under the
spotlight.
Brown coached for five seasons of wrestling in Holyoke.
He coached junior high his
first year, both JH and HS
the next three years and high
school only the last year. His
last season was in 1997-98 when
Tyler Chappell won Holyoke’s
first state championship since
1957.
A couple of weeks after that
state tournament, Brown was
on his way to Yuma to watch
the Holyoke JH wrestlers when
he was killed in a country road
auto accident March 12, 1998,
at the age of 28.
Stroh was a two-time state
placer at 98 lbs. for HHS in
the early 1980s. He was assisting his brother, Duane, in
coaching the HHS wrestling
program when he was killed
in a farm accident Dec. 5, 2006.
It occurred one week before he
turned 43.
Stroh’s nephew, Chad, who
ended up a three-time state
champion, was just a freshman
when his uncle died.
Four days after Larry’s
death, the Dragons went
ahead to host their annual
tournament, labeling it the
Larry Stroh Memorial Torn a d o To u r n a m e n t . T h at
year, nephew Chad earned
outstanding wrestler honors.
Wrestling families tend to
become one big family through
their time spent at all-day tournaments.
Fond memories of both
Brown and Stroh are recalled
often by the wrestling community, and the Thursday night
memorial dual is one way of
honoring their service.
Dragons battle to a 3-point dual loss
By Brenda Johnson Brandt
Holyoke came up on the
short end of a 33-30 wrestling
dual when the Dragons hosted
Merino under the spotlight
Thursday, Jan. 16.
Dylon Lousberg at 132 lbs.,
Luke Stewart at 160 and Fernando Rojo at 195 all won their
matches for HHS, and all three
won by pins.
Issac Brandt led throughout
his 126-lb. match that ended in
a controversial 4-5 loss.
Nick Ortner was back on the
mats for the Dragons from the
injured list. He and Javy Rojo
both suffered two-point losses
on the night.
Holyoke’s Eric Rojo and
Marques Harvey won by forfeit
as Merino didn’t have wrestlers in their weight divisions.
Both teams were open at 113
and 220 lbs.
Individual results from the
Jan. 16 dual follow:
106 lbs.—Eric Rojo won by
forfeit as Merino didn’t have a
wrestler.
120 lbs.—Fernando Lopez
was pinned in 3:37 by Aris
Shino.
126 lbs.—Issac Brandt lost
a 4-5 decision to Jaxson Hastings.
132 lbs.—Dylon Lousberg
pinned Jon Ramey in 4:40.
138 lbs.—Edgar Cruz was
pinned in 2:33 by Caylan
Egan.
145 lbs.—Nick Ortner lost a
0-2 decision to Leon Johnson.
152 lbs.—Javy Rojo lost a 7-9
decision to Nick Vollmer.
160 lbs.—Luke Stewar t
Luke Stewart is on his way to a takedown over Ace Congar
of Merino in the Jan. 16 wrestling dual in Holyoke. Stewart won
by a pin in the second period. —Enterprise photo
Swimmers top Valley
in Jan. 16 triangular
Holyoke swim team members competed well in the
triangular with Skyline and
Valley at Valley Thursday, Jan.
16.
Skyline won the competition with 134 points, followed
by Holyoke with 85 and Valley
with 83.
Coach Adria Colver said the
Holyoke team goes into some
meets behind by 6-15 points
because there’s no diver on the
team. But the girls make up for
it and swim well.
She emphasized they can’t
do it without the entire team.
There are the workhorses who
get it done every week. And
there are the newcomers who
are improving each week and
definitely impact the team, as
well.
The meet moves the Dragon
swimmers close to the end of
their season. They swam in
a triangular with Eaton and
Windsor at Eaton Tuesday,
Jan. 21.
Colver received word early
this week that the girls will
be swimming at Myers Pool
in Arvada for the conference
meet Friday and Saturday, Feb.
7 and 8.
It is a 10-lane pool, while
most others are eight lanes.
Holyoke will not receive any
points, but if any of the HHS
swimmers rank in the top 16
in prelims, they will be able
to swim in one of the outside
lanes the next day in finals,
along with 16 other girls.
At Valley last week, Dani
Brandt finished first in the
100-yd. backstroke and third
in the 100-yd. butterfly, Jayden
Durbin grabbed two seconds
in the 200-yd. individual medley and the 500-yd. freestyle,
and Emily Krogmeier took
second in the 100-yd. freestyle
and third in the 200-yd. freestyle.
Lori McWilliams placed second in the 50-yd. freestyle and
fourth in the 500-yd. freestyle;
Madison Beckner, fourth in the
100-yd. freestyle and fifth in the
200-yd. freestyle; and Ashley
Humphreys, fourth in the 100yd. backstroke and sixth in the
200-yd. freestyle.
Malena McWilliams won
fifth in the 100-yd. breaststroke
and sixth in the 200-yd. individual medley; Jordyn Turney,
sixth in 100-yd. backstroke
and sixth in 100-yd. freestyle;
Kaylee Michael, fifth in 100-yd.
butterfly; Megan Humphreys,
sixth in 100-yd. breaststroke;
and Michalla Drake, seventh
in 50-yd. freestyle.
In 400-yd. relay competition,
Brandt, Beckner, Durbin and
Krogmeier teamed up to place
second, and Turney, Michael,
Jaylene Dominguez and Drake
finished sixth.
The 200-yd. medley relay
event found Lori McWilliams,
Durbin, Brandt and Krogmeier finishing in third, and
Ashley Humphreys, Malena
McWilliams, Beckner and
Megan Humphreys placed
fourth.
Holyoke also placed two
teams in the 200-yd. freestyle relay. Lori McWilliams,
Me g an Humphreys, Ashley Humphreys and Malena
McWilliams finished third,
and Drake, Michael, Kaetlynne Overton and Dominguez
placed fifth.
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Nine Dragon wrestlers finished in the top four at the
Wiggins Invitational Saturday,
Jan. 18.
Eric Rojo, Issac Brandt
and Sidney Struckmeyer all
earned second-place finishes;
Nick Ortner, Luke Stewart,
Marques Harvey and Tristan
Sullivan finished in third; and
Dylon Lousberg and Nathan
Miles earned fourths for the
day.
As a team, HHS took third
Saturday. Thompson Valley
JV won the tourney with 166
points, followed by Merino
160.5, Holyoke 106, Wiggins 86,
Sterling JV 70, Byers 63.5, Valley JV 58, Stratton 47, Kiowa
29, Miami Yoder 16 and Brush
JV 12.
Individual results from the
Wiggins tournament follow:
106 lbs.—Eric Rojo placed
second. In 2:35 he pinned
Vinny Bempcy of Valley, won
a 9-1 decision over Tory Bean
of Valley and lost a 1-6 decision
in the championship to Trevin
Waechter of Thompson Valley.
120 lbs.—Fernando Lopez
was pinned in 3:13 by thirdplace finisher Jake Breidenback of Sterling, pinned Evan
States of Byers in 3:36 and was
pinned in 2:23 by fourth-place
finisher Cameron Holm of
Wiggins.
126 lbs.—Issac Brandt placed
second. He won a 7-5 overtime
decision over Jaxson Hastings
of Merino, pinned Tyler Fritzler of Byers in :43 and lost an
11-14 championship match to
Dustin Parker of Thompson
Valley.
132 lbs.—Dylon Lousberg
placed fourth. He won a 4-0
decision over Jon Ramey of
Merino, lost a 5-11 decision to
second-place finisher Trevor
Gantenbein of Valley, won an
8-0 decision over Jason DeLeon
of Sterling and lost a 4-12 decision to Thomas Roth of Byers.
138 lbs.—Edgar Cruz was
pinned in 1:20 by third-place
finisher Caylan Egan of Merino, pinned Christian Mendoza
of Thompson Valley in :41 and
was pinned in 2:38 by fourthplace finisher Dante Rivera of
Thompson Valley.
145 lbs.—Nick Ortner placed
third. He pinned Marshall
Hornung of Stratton in 1:17,
was pinned in 5:38 by eventual
champion Leon Johnson of
Merino, pinned Ryan Rohn
of Wiggins in 2:57 and pinned
Marshall Hornung of Stratton
in 4:29.
152 lbs.—Javy Rojo was
pinned in 1:50 by fourth-place
finisher Andrew Ban of Kiowa, pinned Izzy Torralba of
Brush in :24 and was pinned
in 4:17 by third-place finisher
Danny McCombs of Wiggins.
160 lbs.—Luke Stewar t
placed third. He lost a close
12-13 decision to eventual
runner-up Connor Quick of
Thompson Valley, pinned
Luckas Fehrenbach of Stratton in 2:08, pinned Ace Congar
of Merino in 2:42 and won a 7-0
decision over Dillon Donaghy
of Wiggins.
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195 lbs.—Fer nando Rojo
pinned Jason Matthews in 3:22.
285 lbs.—Sid Struckmeyer
was pinned in 1:00 by Trace
Elliott.
JV 160 lbs.—Luke Stewart
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170 lbs.—Nathan Miles
was pinned in 1:34 by Caleb
Ramey.
182 lbs.—Marques Harvey
won by forfeit as Merino didn’t
have a wrestler.
170 lbs.—Nathan Miles
placed fourth. He was pinned
in 4:41 by champion Matt Ewertz of Wiggins, was pinned in
2:03 by runner-up Caleb Ramey
of Merino and lost by injury
default to third-place finisher
Tobey McDonald of Brush.
182 lbs.—Marques Harvey
placed third. He was pinned in
1:06 by runner-up Quentin Cole
of Thompson Valley, pinned in
:54 by champion MC Griffin of
Stratton and pinned Brenden
Thompson of Valley in 1:30.
195 lbs.—Fernando Rojo was
pinned in 3:33 by third-place
finisher Tyler Mosher of Miami Yoder and was pinned in
2:42 by fourth-place finisher
Chris Diaz of Thompson Valley.
195 lbs.—Dennis Amaya was
pinned in 1:28 by runner-up
Steven Leon of Wiggins and
lost a 5-7 decision to third-place
finisher Chris Diaz of Thompson Valley.
285 lbs.—Sidney Struckmeyer placed second. He pinned
Tristan Sullivan of Holyoke
in 4:32 and lost a 2-6 decision
to champion Chase Flynn of
Stratton.
285 lbs.—Tristan Sullivan
placed third. He was pinned
in 4:32 by runner-up Sidney
Struckmeyer of Holyoke and
was pinned in :54 by champion
Chase Flynn of Stratton.
Upcoming action
This week, the Dragon wrestlers will host Burlington for
dual action Thursday, Jan. 23.
The Larry Stroh/Bart Brown
Memorial Dual will begin at
6 p.m. under the spotlight,
following a 5 p.m. junior high
dual.
Saturday, Jan. 25, the wrestlers have a 2 p.m. dual at Highland.
JV competes at Grant
Four junior varsity wrestlers competed in the Grant
Invitational in Grant, Neb.,
Tuesday, Jan. 14.
Cody Lamm went 2-1 on the
day, while Troy Brown, Dennis
Amaya and Tristan Sullivan
were all 0-2.
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Lady Dragons lose to Merino, defeat Wray
By Kyle Arnoldy
Lady Dragon basketball
players bounced back from a
close loss at home to Merino
Friday, Jan. 17 by beating Wray
by double-digits on the road
Saturday, Jan. 18. Holyoke girls
remain even at 5-5 on the season after splitting last week’s
games.
“This week was truly a tale
of two teams. How could we
play so poorly on Friday night
and then come out on Saturday
and play so well?” coach Arlan
Scholl asked. “I guess it proves
that any team can struggle and
have an off night.”
Holyoke 41, Merino 44
For the first matchup counting toward league seeding
come the postseason, Holyoke
fell by just three points to Merino Friday night.
HHS at times struggled with
the Merino press, leading to 31
total turnovers for the Lady
Dragons on the night.
“We could not seem to negotiate their press and that showed
by us starting out with eight
turnovers on our first 10 possessions of the game,” Scholl
said. “It is pretty difficult to
win under those conditions.”
After falling behind 9-2 in
the opening minutes, Holyoke
closed out the final 90 seconds
of the first quarter with a fivepoint run to cut the Merino
lead to 15-11.
With Holyoke in a zone defense, Merino was able to get
open looks from close to the
hoop through penetrating the
paint and crisp interior ball
movement. Megan Vieselmeyer
led the way for another strong
finish to a period, dropping in
a pair of buckets in the final
minute as each team scored 10
points in the second quarter.
The two teams remained
evenly paced throughout the
second half, trading baskets
throughout the third quarter.
With Merino outscoring the
Lady Dragons 12-11 in the third
period, Holyoke entered the
final eight minutes trailing 3237.
HHS forced turnovers to pull
within two points with close to
2:30 left in the match, but was
unable to complete the comeback as shots just wouldn’t fall.
The Lady Dragons missed a
few open looks in the lane that
would have tied the two teams
late in the match.
Neither team had success
in the closing two minutes,
with Holyoke scoring just one
point on one of five from the
free-throw line. Merino failed
to put the game out of reach,
converting on just two of six
attempts at the line in the same
timespan.
Despite the offensive woes in
the closing minutes, Holyoke
still had a shot on the final possession of the game with seven
seconds remaining. A potentially game-tying 3-pointer
bounced off the front of the
rim at the buzzer, giving the
Lady Rams the 44-41 victory.
Maddie King finished with
her fourth straight doubledouble by scoring 12 points and
picking up 11 rebounds. Vieselmeyer also scored 12 points
in the match. Zuri Lopez led
the team with seven assists and
eight steals on the night.
Statistics
Holyoke 41, Merino 44
2 3
FT F TP
FG
Lopez
2 0 5-10 0 9
Peña
2 1
1-4 2 8
King
6 0
0-1 1 12
Vieselmeyer
6 0
0-0 5 12
Beavers
0 0
0-0 3 0
Bencomo
0 0
0-0 4 0
TEAM
16 1 6-15 15 41
Merino
TEAM
13 5 3-11 15 44
Scoring By Quarters
Holyoke
11 10 11 9 --41
Merino
15 10 12 7 --44
Holyoke 62, Wray 49
Holyoke and Wray traded
leads in the first quarter Saturday with the Lady Dragons
winning the period 15-14. In
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necessary. Her man outlasted Krueger for the victory.
The contest was held
during halftime of the
boys’ varsity game against
Merino as mothers of
both HHS boys’ and girls’
basketball players took the
court.
Cheer clinic/show
set for Sat., Feb. 8
Holyoke High School cheerleaders have scheduled their
annual cheer clinic for Saturday, Feb. 8, with the performance scheduled that same
night.
Open to youth age 3 through
sixth grade, the clinic will be
held in the HHS auditorium.
Participants in grades 4-6 will
go from 9:30-noon, while all
others will attend from 10 a.m.noon.
Point guard Roni Beavers gets around a defender to bring
the ball up the court through a tough Merino press Friday
night. ­—Enterprise photo
fact, HHS won each period en
route to a 62-49 victory.
“Saturday night was a breath
of fresh air and a complete
turn around,” Scholl said.
“We spent a little time before
the Wray game talking about
what we needed to do to correct
our problems, and the girls
responded very well and came
out and played their best game
of the season.”
The Holyoke squad came
alive in the second quarter,
springing to a 28-16 lead on
solid defense and accurate
shooting. Wray made a little
run to close out the half, but
Holyoke maintained a 32-24
lead at the break.
Aggressive play was the
key to success for the Holyoke
team in the third quarter as the
Wray squad was forced to foul
HHS girls to slow them down.
The Lady Dragons made seven
trips to the line, successfully
sinking five of 11 attempts to
take a 47-36 lead heading into
the fourth quarter.
HHS stayed consistent in
the fourth period, scoring 15
points in a quarter for the
third time in the game. Wray
trailed by double-digits for
most of the second half as they
were defeated by the Holyoke
girls 49-62.
King earned her fifth doubledouble of the season, all since
the holiday break, with 19
points and 14 rebounds. Lopez
scored 19 points to go along
with a team-high five steals.
Audi Peña also chipped in with
13 points.
Statistics
Holyoke 62, Wray 49
2 3
FT F TP
FG
Lopez
7 0
5-7 4 19
Peña
6 0
1-2 1 13
King
5 1 6-11 2 19
Audi Peña makes a pass to a teammate under the hoop
during Friday’s game with Merino. ­—Enterprise photo
Herman wins halftime
free-throw contest
Vieselmeyer
3 0
0-0 5 6
Beavers
1 0
1-2 3 3
J. Krueger
1 0
0-2 4 2
Bencomo
0 0
0-0 4 0
TEAM
23 1 13-24 23 62
Wray
TEAM
15 1 16-24 19 49
Scoring By Quarters
Holyoke
15 17 15 15 --62
Wray
14 10 12 13 --49
Upcoming action
Holyoke was scheduled to travel to Yuma Tuesday, Jan. 21 for
the second league game of the
season. Results will be included
in next week’s Enterprise.
Wiggins will host Holyoke
Friday, Jan. 24 for another
game counting toward the
Lady Dragon league record.
When the two teams met Jan.
7, Holyoke won in dominating
fashion, 59-25.
“We have the talent and
desire on this team, we just
need some on-court discipline
at times to get the win,” Scholl
stated. “I look forward to watching this team grow and improve
as the season progresses.”
JV basketball girls
split weekend series
Holyoke junior varsity basketball girls broke even over
the past weekend, beating
Merino Friday, Jan. 17 and
losing in Wray Saturday, Jan.
18.
Holyoke JV 31, Merino 20
After trailing by two Friday
at the conclusion of the first
period, Holyoke strung together a 16-point period, led by
10 points by Adi Bencomo, to
take a commanding 20-10 lead
over the Lady Rams.
HHS secured the win by
outscoring Merino 11-10 in
the final quarter for the 31-20
win.
Bencomo led the team with
10 points, Me g an Parker
chipped in with seven, Brook
Prottsman six, Tara Krueger
four and Mackenzie Thompson and Savanna Krueger two
each.
Scoring By Quarters
Holyoke
4 4 2 --10
Wray
14 16 20 --50
Scoring By Quarters
Holyoke
4 16 11 --31
Merino
6 4 10 --20
Holyoke JV 31, Wray 56
A big Wray first quarter set
the tempo early Saturday as
Holyoke fell 31-56.
Offensive production was
slow in the first two quarters
for the Lady Dragons as they
were outscored 12-28 by half.
Scoring picked up a bit in the
second half, but HHS could not
overcome their deficit, losing
31-56.
Krueger scored 10 points to
lead the HHS team. Bencomo
contributed six points, Thompson and Parker each added
five, Prottsman and Roni Beavers two each and Juana Penzing one.
Scoring By Quarters
Holyoke
3 9 8 11 --31
Wray
21 7 10 18 --56
Please buckle up!
C team
girls fall in
Wray Sat.
HHS C team girls’ basketball
squared off with Wray on the
road Saturday, Jan. 18, falling
10-50. Holyoke could not keep
pace with the Wray girls who
outscored the Lady Dragons in
all three quarters of the game.
Karen Nuñez and Savanna
Krueger each scored four
points and Karla Hermosillo
added two.
Performance for the cheer
clinic will be that night at
halftime of the boys’ varsity
basketball game with Wray.
Registration deadline is
Thursday, Jan. 30 at noon so
T-shirts can be ordered.
Registration forms and fees
can be sent to cheer coach
Jane Zink at 638 E. Gordon. For
further information, she can
be called or texted at 970-520-
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Dragons extend winning streak to 6
By Kyle Arnoldy
Holyoke boys’ basketball
picked up their sixth straight
win over the weekend by taking down Merino at home Friday, Jan. 17 and Wray Saturday,
Jan. 18 on the road. With the
wins, HHS improves to 7-3 for
the season.
Holyoke 81, Merino 79
It truly was a game of runs
Friday night as the Dragon
basketball team hosted the Merino Rams. Holyoke earned a
1-0 conference record with the
win, outlasting Merino 81-79
Holyoke started the game hot,
stunning Merino with a 12-0
spree out of the gate. Merino responded with a 19-6 run to take
the lead near the halfway point
of the first quarter. Tito Fierro
came up big in the period, scoring 15 points as the two teams
ended the first knotted at 23.
“I felt like they were really
ready to play,” coach Scott Dille
said of his team. “I am proud of
how they came out focused and
got out to a 12-0 start.”
The fast-paced play continued in the second quarter
as each team exploited shot
opportunities early in possessions. Zach Roll led the
Dragons with seven points in
the quarter as HHS outscored
Merino 21-14 for a 44-37 advantage at half.
Fierro once again handled
scoring duties for the Dragons
to begin the second half, scoring eight of Holyoke’s first 12
points. Logan Tharp scored
eight of the final 10 points for
HHS as the Dragons boasted
a 66-58 lead heading into the
fourth quarter.
Merino began to heat up from
deep four minutes into the third
quarter, hitting seven 3s in the
second half to stay within striking distance of the Dragons.
An offensive surge to open
the fourth for Merino had the
two teams tied for the first time
since early in the second quarter. Holyoke took control of the
lead with under three minutes
remaining in the game and
never let up.
An open shot from close and
a good look at a game-winning
3 rattled off the rim for Merino
as HHS kept the scrappy Rams
at bay for the 81-79 victory.
Fierro finished with 31
points, Tharp added 17 and
Trevor Dalton 12 in the highscoring game.
Dille noted that with a tough
league this year, any conference win is huge.
Statistics
Holyoke 81, Merino 79
2 3
FT F TP
FG
Tharp
8 0
1-4 4 17
Cumming
0 0
2-4 2 2
Parker
2 0
0-0 1 4
Dalton
4 0
4-7 2 12
Smith
0 0
3-4 3 3
Roll
2 1
0-0 0 7
Fierro
11 3
0-3 4 31
Loya
0 1
0-0 1 3
Krogmeier 0 0
2-4 3 2
TEAM
27 5 12-26 20 81
Merino
TEAM
17 10 15-22 19 79
Scoring By Quarters
Holyoke
23 21 22 15 --81
Merino
23 14 21 21 --79
Holyoke 76, Wray 39
Many teams have trouble
matching their energy from
Bradley Cumming chases down a loose ball near the end
of Friday’s close game with Merino. —Enterprise photo
Boys C team earns 2
wins over Merino, Wray
HHS C team boys picked up
two wins over the weekend,
topping Merino Friday, Jan. 17
and Wray Saturday, Jan. 18.
Holyoke C 43, Merino 26
With a strong start to both
halves, the Dragons held off
Merino for a 43-26 victory.
Tyler Camblin had a gamehigh 15 points, Jahir Gardea
scored eight points, Erick Zink
six, Eddie Marroquin four,
Xander Nelson and Edwin
Cruz three and Zach Churchwell and junior Jesus Martinez
two each.
Scoring By Quarters
Holyoke
13 8 17 5 --43
Merino
3 11 7 5 --26
Holyoke C 36, Wray 28
With an extra period of play
needed to determine the winner, Holyoke captured a 36-28
victory over Wray in overtime.
No stats were available for the
game.
HHS junior varsity basketball boys earned two big wins
over the weekend, easily handling Merino Friday, Jan. 17
and Wray Saturday, Jan. 18.
Holyoke JV 72, Merino 19
With a 21-0 opening quarter
Friday, Holyoke faced little resistance as they dominated the
Merino team for a 72-19 win.
Merino could not match Holyoke’s offense as the Dragons
continually added to their total
to take a 40-9 lead at half. The
second half was more of the
same as Holyoke outscored the
Rams 14-6 and 18-4 to close out
the game up 72-19.
Sophomore Jesus Martinez
finished with a team-high 16
points, Austin Herman was
close behind with 15, Taylor
Mayden 11, Brenden Kage and
T.J. Gertner eight each, Alex
Strauss five, Dylan Kotch three
and Gunnar Kroeger, Alex Yanez and Jesus Loya two.
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Scoring By Quarters
Holyoke
21 19 14 18 --72
Merino
0 9 6 4 --19
Holyoke JV 70, Wray 40
Holyoke pulled away from
Wray as they scored with
ease throughout the first half
Saturday. After two strong offensive quarters, HHS entered
half up 37-20.
All 10 players for HHS who
stepped on the court made at
least one basket as the Dragons
continued to excel offensively.
Holyoke finished the game
with a 70-40 victory.
Herman led the Dragons
with 16 points, followed by
Loya with 14, Kroeger 10,
Kotch eight, Martinez seven,
Strauss and Mayden four each,
Gertner three and Yanez and
Kage two apiece.
Scoring By Quarters
Holyoke
22 15 19 14 --70
Wray
10 10 4 16 --40
HJHS girls’ basketball
faces tough competition
Zach Roll completes a nice reverse layup for two of his
seven points Friday night. —Enterprise photo
a high-intensity Friday night
game the following Saturday
afternoon, but Holyoke was
able to close out the weekend
with a 37-point win over Wray
on the road.
Dille noted that Saturday’s
game with Wray was the polar opposite of the style of
Friday’s game. While Merino
played man and looked to get
quick shots Friday night, Wray
played a zone defense and
looked to slow the game down.
Once again, HHS had a lot
of success at the offensive end
of the court, scoring with relative ease from the getgo. At the
conclusion of the first quarter,
Holyoke led the home team 2213.
Holyoke’s defense suffocated
the Wray team in the second
quarter, allowing just two
points on free throws while the
Dragon offense poured in 25
points for a 47-15 halftime lead.
Scoring simmered a bit in
the second half, but Holyoke
never gave up control of the
game. After finishing out the
third quarter with a 63-29 lead,
Holyoke began to rotate in
more players to pick up some
varsity experience.
Dille praised the HHS team
for their defense in the second
half, pointing out that their aggressive play led to transition
and more opportunities on the
offensive end of the court.
HHS extended their winning
streak to six with the 76-39
win. In the victory, 12 different
Dragons made contributions
to the scoring column. Dalton
did a great job attacking the
basket all night to pick up 17
points and Fierro and Tharp
each ended the night with 13
points.
Statistics
Holyoke 76, Wray 39
2 3
FT F TP
FG
Tharp
5 0
3-4 1 13
Cumming
4 0
0-0 3 8
Parker
0 0
0-0 4 0
Dalton
7 0
3-3 0 17
Smith
0 1
0-0 1 3
Roll
0 1
0-0 2 3
Strauss
1 0
0-0 0 2
Fierro
2 2
3-4 2 13
Gertner
0 0
1-2 2 1
Martinez
1 0
0-0 2 2
Loya
2 0
0-0 0 4
Krogmeier 3 0
0-1 1 6
Kotch
2 0
0-0 0 4
TEAM
27 4 10-14 18 76
Wray
TEAM
13 1 10-19 15 39
Scoring By Quarters
Holyoke
22 25 16 13 --76
Wray
13 2 14 10 --39
HJHS hosted Caliche for
a pair of girls’ basketball
matches Thursday, Jan. 16, and
hit the road for a gymboree in
Wray and Yuma Saturday, Jan.
18. Between the A and B teams,
Holyoke posted a 0-9 record.
In A team action with Caliche, Holyoke girls began the
game in a hole, going scoreless
in the first quarter and entering half down 5-26. When the
final buzzer sounded, Holyoke
had lost 11-37.
Grace Dille scored six points
to lead the Lady Dragons,
Kaylee Camblin and Jaydy
Dominguez added two and
Savannah Burris one.
B team girls stayed close with
the Caliche team throughout
the match, trailing by just two at
half. Caliche held on for the 16-12
victory by outscoring HJHS in
each quarter in the second half.
Rebecca Owens scored four
points for Holyoke, followed
by Bailey Hamaker, Kaitlyn
Kent, Mackenzie Golden and
Dominguez with two each.
In the gymboree, each game
was shortened to 20 minutes
of running clock. Holyoke’s A
team was 0-4 on the day and B
team was 0-3.
Sterling was the first opponent for Holyoke’s A team, with
HJHS losing 5-22. Dille and Kyra
Loutensock scored two points
each and Dominguez one.
A team then faced Wray,
falling 9-15. Burris scored four
points, Dominguez three and
Dille two.
In the third game of the day
for the A team, HJHS lost 6-19
to Fort Morgan. Ashley Lopez
scored all six points for the
Lady Dragons.
Brush got the best of Holyoke in the fourth game of
the day for the A team girls,
winning 23-5. Dille and Burris
each scored two points and
Dominguez added one.
In B team action, Holyoke
first faced Wray, losing 6-19.
Hamaker, Kent and Owens each
scored two points in the game.
Holyoke was shut out in the
second game, losing 0-20 to Sterling. In the final game of the day
for Holyoke’s B girls, the Lady
Dragons lost 4-13 to Fort Morgan. Kent scored all four points
for Holyoke in the match.
Upcoming action
HHS was scheduled to travel
to Yuma Tuesday, Jan. 21 for a
league game. Results will be
reported in the Jan. 30 issue of
the Enterprise.
Holyoke will travel to Wiggins Friday, Jan. 24 for a
chance to improve their league
record. The Dragons won the
Jan. 7 meeting 70-48.
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FOR SALE—2000 Ford Excursion,
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HELP WANTED—Holyoke School
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is known as the Kennedy Pit, and is
located in the SE1/4 of Section 21,
T7N, R43W of the 6th P.M., Phillips
County, Colorado. The proposed
date of commencement is as soon
as possible and the proposed date
of completion is indefinite. The
proposed future use of the land is
wildlife habitat. Additional information and tentative hearing date
may be obtained from the Mined
Land Reclamation Board, Room
215, 1313 Sherman Street, Denver,
Colorado, 80203 (303-866-3567), or
the Phillips County Clerk, Phillips
County Courthouse, Holyoke, CO
on the above named applicant.
Written comments must be filed
with the Mined Land Reclamation
Board by Feb. 26, 2014.
Published Holyoke Enterprise
First Publication: Jan. 16, 2014
Last Publication: Feb. 6, 2014
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Estate of JULMA Y.
BONESTEEL, a/k/a JULMA
BONESTEEL, Deceased
Case Number 14 PR 30000;
Division B
All persons having claims
against the above-named estate
are required to present them to
the personal representative or to
District Court of Phillips County,
Colorado on or before May 23,
2014 or the claims may be forever
barred.
Carol K. Jones
350 Road East E South
Ogallala, NE 69153
Published Holyoke Enterprise
First Publication: Jan. 23, 2014
Last Publication: Feb. 6, 2014
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BEFORE THE COLORADO GROUND WATER COMMISSION
NORTHERN HIGH PLAINS DESIGNATED GROUND
WATER BASIN; FRENCHMAN GROUND WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT; PHILLIPS COUNTY
TAKE NOTICE that in accordance with Section 37 90 111(1)(g), C.R.S.
and the Designated Basin Rules, 2 CCR 410-1, the Colorado Ground
Water Commission is considering applications from Donald G. Poe (“applicant”) to change the description of acres permitted to be irrigated by
well permit nos.18701-F and 20337-FP. There is no request to increase in
the number of acres permitted to be irrigated. The Permit No. 20337-FP
was issued as an increase to Permit No. 18701-FP.
The well with Final Permit Nos. 18701-FP and 20337-FP have a permitted location at a point 1,420 feet from the North section line and 1,200
feet from the East section line in the SE1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 4,
Township 6 North Range 43 West of the 6th P.M. Permit No. 18701-FP has
a permitted pumping rate is 1,200 gpm, the permitted annual appropriation is 450 acre-feet per year, and the permitted use is irrigation of 180
acres described as part of the NW of Section 3 and the NE1/4 of Section
4 Township 6 North, 43 West and the SE1/4 of the SE1/4 of Section 33,
Township 7 North, Range 43 West. Permit No. 20337-FP has permitted
pumping rate is 0 gpm, the permitted annual appropriation is 463 acrefeet per year, and the permitted use is irrigation of 215 acres described
as part of the N1/2 of the NW1/4 of Section 3, Township 6 North, 43 West
and the SE1/4 of Section 33, Township 7 North, Range 43 West.
The applicant requests to change the description of acres to be irrigated by the well under Permit No. 18701-FP to 180 acres described as: 140
acres in the SE1/4 of Section of Section 33 Township 7 North, Range 43
West consisting of a circle and the southern corners of the quarter, and
40 acres in the N1/2 of the NW1/4 of Section 3, Township 6 North, Range
43 West and under Permit No. 20337-FP to 215 acres described as 148 acres
in the NE1/4 of Section 4, Township 6 North, Range 43 West consisting of
a circle and portions of the corners of the quarter and the western most
67 acres of the SW1/4 of Section 34, Township 7 North, Range 43 West.
The applications are published as required by statute. Favorable consideration by staff is not required prior to publication of a change in
water right, nor is such implied here.
Any person wishing to object to the requested changes must do so
in writing, briefly stating the nature of the objection and indicating
the applicant name and well permit number that are the subject of the
objection. The objection letter, along with a $10 fee per application, must
be received by the Colorado Ground Water Commission, 818 Centennial
Building, 1313 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203, no later than Feb. 23,
2014.
Published Holyoke Enterprise
First Publication: Jan. 16, 2014
Last Publication: Jan. 23, 2014
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• 235 S. Campbell (Ardie’s Bldg) — Commercial building and exercise
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NEW LISTING—310 S. Morlan. 3 BR home with large kitchen, wood floors. $105,000.
NEW LISTING—1030 S. Belford. 3 BR, new kitchen, huge garage, partially finished basement.
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125 S. Baxter
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410 S. Bowman. Great cozy 2 BR home with a deck, a beautiful yard and a detached garage.
$72,500.
nder basement, shop, lovely yard. NEW
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536 S. Campbell. 2 BR on main, 2 bath,
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nder
639 S. Bowman. 4 BR home, new siding,U
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er equipment for sale. Rent income from
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The Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colo. 80734, Thurs., Jan. 23, 2014—Page 11
Alexa Lock, Kevin Keathley
marry in June wedding
High school students who participated in honor band Monday night are pictured from left,
front row, Anastasia Conklin, Eva Penzing, Monica Dominguez and Dani Brandt; and back row,
Meg Strauss, Jesus Martinez, Whitney Powell and Shaylee Krueger. —Enterprise photo
18 Holyoke students selected
for 50th annual honor band
Eight HHS and 10 HJHS students were selected to participate in the 50th annual honor
band in Holyoke Monday, Jan.
20.
After submitting recorded
auditions, 100 high school and
junior high students from the
area were selected.
HHS students selected for
honor band include seniors
Shaylee Krueger, flute, first
chair; Meg Strauss, clarinet,
first chair; and Eva Penzing,
clarinet; junior Anastasia
Conklin, clarinet; sophomores
Jesus Martinez, percussion;
and Dani Brandt, trumpet;
and freshmen Whitney Powell,
flute; and Monica Dominguez,
percussion.
Junior high students from
Holyoke in honor band include
eighth-graders Trey Bennett,
percussion, first chair; Jarrett
Woodhead, percussion; Anna
Jelden, flute; Grace Dille, flute;
Becca Owens, trumpet, Jair
Jimenez, trumpet and Michael
Voigt, trombone; and seventhgraders Ashlyn Churchwell,
alto sax, first chair; Keegan
Shaw, bassoon, first chair; and
Colby Purkeypile, tenor sax.
Jay and Dana Clanin handled
conductor responsibilities. Jay,
the band director at Timberline
PK-8 in Longmont, acted as the
high school clinician and Dana,
the band director at Altona
Middle School in Longmont,
worked as the clinician for the
junior high.
High school members performed “March of the Belgium
Paratroopers,” “In Late November,” Arabian Dances” and
“Inchon.”
Junior high honor band
members performed “Kentucky Pride,” “An American
Hymntune,” “Praises!” and
“Rites of Tamburo.”
Area schools that participated include Akron, Caliche,
Haxtun, Holyoke, Peetz, Revere,
Sterling, Stratton and Wray.
Junior high band members who participated in honor band Monday night are pictured from
left, front row, Keegan Shaw, Trey Bennett, Anna Jelden, Ashlyn Churchwell and Jair Jimenez;
and back row, Michael Voigt, Colby Purkeypile, Becca Owens, Grace Dille and Jarrett Woodhead. —Enterprise photo
New standards cast shadow
over traditional light bulbs
Seven years after a law that
raised minimum efficiency
standards was signed by President George W. Bush, the final
pieces of the light bulb provisions went into effect at the
beginning of January.
With the changes, shoppers
can expect a bit of stickershock as prices for bulbs have
gotten considerably more expensive. The new, more expensive bulbs are supposed to help
reduce the price of electricity
bills, however. According to the
Department of Energy, replacing 15 traditional incandescent
bulbs with energy-efficient
light bulbs will save about $50
yearly in energy costs.
Energy-efficient light bulbs
include compact fluorescent
lamps and light emitting diodes. Typically, CFLs and
LEDs use about 25-80 percent
less energy and can last 3-25
times longer than incandescent bulbs.
Contrary to popular belief,
the incandescent light bulb is
not dead. While the manufacturing of the 40 and 60-watt
incandescent light bulbs will
cease, other incandescent
bulbs are still options. The
new mandates did not ban
incandescent light bulbs, but
called for them to be roughly
25 percent more efficient.
New 43-watt incandescent
bulbs can generate the same
amount of light as a 60-watt incandescent does. These 43-watt
bulbs are known as halogen
incandescent bulbs.
Based on two hours of usage
per day at an electricity rate
of 11 cents per kilowatt-hour,
the Department of Energy
estimates that a 60-watt incandescent bulb has an annual
energy cost of $4.80 and a life
of 1,000 hours. The 43-watt energy-saving incandescent bulb
uses 25 percent less energy, has
an annual cost of $3.50 and a
lifespan of 1,000-3,000 hours.
A 15-watt CFL uses roughly
75 percent less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs,
Alexa Marie Lock and Kevin
Louis Keathley were married in an intimate family
ceremony on June 1, 2013, at
James Arthur Vineyards in
Raymond, Neb.
The bride is the daughter
of Ron and Cindy Lock of
Holyoke. She is the granddaughter of Evelyn Lock of
Holyoke. The groom is the son
of Jim and Kathy Keathley of
Scranton, Ark. He is the grandson of Gilbert Weisenfels of
Scranton.
The bride was escorted by
her father to the music “Marry
You.” She wore a champaign
strapless fitted gown. The
corseted bodice had a sweetheart neckline accented in
beads and crystals. The chiffon
A-line skirt had matching bead
and crystal accents at the hem
and bustled train. She carried
a blue and champaign button bouquet made by special
friend Brittney Ferguson.
Vocal music was provided by
family members Gentry Lock,
Charity Lock and Novi Lock.
They sang “The Day Before
You” a cappella.
Pastor Gordon Penfold of the
First Baptist Church in Holyoke officiated over the outdoor,
sunny morning ceremony. The
couple exchanged vows near a
clear running stream with the
vineyards in the background.
Near the end of the ceremony,
the couple poured soil into
a glass decanter mixed from
Colorado and Arkansas to
symbolize their unity.
Maid of honor was Jes-c
Brandt, childhood friend.
Bridesmaid was Rachel Stratton, college friend. Each wore
a navy knee-length V-neck
empire waist summer dress.
Each carried a similar smaller
version of the bride’s button
bouquet.
The groom wore a dark gray
tuxedo with a navy vest and tie.
His boutonniere was a smaller
version of blue and champaign
buttons. The best man was
Gary Weisenfels, uncle of the
groom. Groomsman was Jer-
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The ceremony was followed
by a luncheon reception at
the vineyards. The couple enjoyed a five-tier doughnut cake
decorated with gold and blue
sprinkles and accented with
ribbons in the wedding colors.
Jim and Kathy Keathley
hosted an Arkansas reception
on June 21, 2013, in Morrison
Bluffs, Ark. Dinner was served,
and the bride was introduced
to many new friends and family members. A Colorado BBQ
reception was held in Holyoke
Aug. 3, 2013, by Ron and Cindy
Lock in their yard to welcome
the new couple.
Following a honeymoon in
Jamaica, the couple lives in
Holyoke, where the bride is
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has an annual energy cost of
$1.20 and a lifespan of 10,000
hours. A 12-watt LED bulb uses
75-80 percent less energy than
traditional bulbs, has an annual energy cost of $1 and a life
expectancy of 25,000 hours.
Production of 100-watt incandescent bulbs was halted in
2012 and 75-watt incandescent
bulb production stopped in
2013.
While 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs are no longer in
production, retailers are still
allowed to sell them until they
are out of stock.
Not all bulbs will be affected
by the new efficiency standards. There are 22 traditional
incandescent lamps that are
exempt, including appliance
lamps, black light lamps, 3-way
incandescent lamps and many
others.
For more information about
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visit energy.gov.
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Page 12—The Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colo. 80734, Thurs., Jan. 23, 2014
‘Feed the Philippines’ packing event coming up
By Sheri Hink-Wagner,
The Wauneta Breeze
Mercy Meals of Southwest
Nebraska is working with
Orphan Grain Train and the
Lutheran Church Missouri
Synod to host a large-scale
meal packing event at Zion
Lutheran Church in Imperial,
Neb., Friday, Feb. 21, Saturday,
Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23.
“The purpose is simply
what Jesus said in Matthew,
‘Feed the people,’” said Pastor
Keith Wellman, Mercy Meals
of Southwest Nebraska board
president.
Mercy Meals is currently
recruiting volunteers to help
package meals during the “Feed
the Philippines” event. “This is
a very ambitious goal, and we
are looking forward to seeing
the community rise to the challenge,” Wellman expressed.
“Mercy Meals is an organization that is dedicated to providing life-sustaining subsistence
meals to hungry and starving
people around the world,” explained Michael Widhalm with
Orphan Grain Train.
“If you are able to raise a
fork to your mouth, you can
pack a meal,” Wellman said.
Organizers said they will
accommodate volunteers of
all ages. Stools can be provided
for those who have difficulty
standing for a two-hour shift.
Wellman added young and
strong teenagers are also need-
Mercy Meals of Southwest Nebraska needs to fill 540 volunteer slots at “Feed the Philippines” in Imperial, Neb., Feb. 21-23. Volunteers will work to pack 160,000 meals over the
three-day event. Here, clockwise from front right, Dennis Gockley, Lois Glover, Cindy Einspahr,
Mary Haarberg, Laurie Kerchal (hidden) and Annie Pursley (hidden) pack meals during an open
packing session in Wauneta, Neb., Monday, Jan. 13. —Wauneta Breeze photo
ed on every shift to help move
the boxes of raw food product
and packaged meals around.
The event will include a
total of 10 two-hour shifts
where groups or individual
volunteers can package meals.
A total of 540 volunteers are
needed, roughly 50 volunteers
each shift.
At the end of the weekend,
volunteers will have packed
160,000 meals for starving children and families impacted by
the typhoon that hit the Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013.
According to the LCMS
website, “The storm displaced
4 million people, killed nearly
6,000 and destroyed everything
in its path. Emergency food
provisions and rebuilding
homes and churches on the
island of Leyte are part of
the ongoing relief efforts by
the LCMS and the Lutheran
Church in the Philippines.”
The meals—which consist
of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, chicken flavored vitamin and mineral powder—are
designed to be gentle on the
digestive system of individu-
als who may be malnourished
or starving.
These raw food products are
packaged together in sealed
plastic pouches. Recipients can
eat the food after it has been
boiled for 20 minutes.
Widhalm noted the cooking
process has the added benefit
of making cooking water sanitary. He said this is a benefit
because in many places where
Mercy Meals are shipped there
is no access to clean water for
cooking or drinking.
“Feed the Philippines” has
a goal of packaging one million meals total. In addition
to the Imperial event, “Feed
the Philippines” events will be
completed in Sioux City, Iowa,
as well as Lincoln, Hastings,
Norfolk and Wauneta in Nebraska. The target completion
date for packaging all 1 million
meals is April 30.
The events were made possible by a grant from LCMS to
purchase the raw food supplies
needed for the packing event.
Transportation and distribution of the packaged meals
is provided by Orphan Grain
Train at no charge.
Mercy Meals has ordered
the raw food products to package the meals at the Imperial
packing event, which will be
delivered to the Zion Lutheran
Evangelical Church in Imperial on Feb. 21. The Orphan Grain
Train truck will stay on site to
get the meals started on their
voyage to the Philippines.
Sign up online or by phone
Individuals and groups are
invited to volunteer to package
meals at the “Feed the Philippines” event. Volunteers can
sign up at mercymealsofsouth
westnebraska.org or by calling
Laurie Kerchal at 308-350-0975
or Rick Einspahr at 308-8830759. The organization can be
reached by mail at P.O. Box 474,
Wauneta, NE 69045.
Shifts are available in Imperial on Friday, Feb. 21 from 5-7
p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 22 shifts include 7-9 a.m., 9-11 a.m., 11:30
a.m.-1:30 p.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m., 4-6
p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Two final slots are Sunday,
Feb. 23 from 1-3 p.m. and 3-5
p.m.
Volunteers also needed for
packings in Wauneta
For the Wauneta portion
of the project, Mercy Meals
leaders plan to schedule six or
seven packing sessions at the
Mercy Meals house in Wauneta between now and the end
of April to contribute an additional 65,000 meals to the “Feed
the Philippines” project.
Groups or individuals who
are interested in packing
meals in Wauneta or in Imperial can sign up online or by
calling Kerchal or Einspahr.
Jan. 27 meeting set for adult
leaders in youth organizations
For those who are adult leaders of a youth group in the community and are concerned about
why local youth aren’t staying
in the community to live, work
and raise their families, help is
needed to make Phillips County
a place in which youth want to
stay or return.
Leaders should plan to attend an informational and
goal-setting meeting Monday
evening, Jan. 27 from 5:30-8
p.m. at the Peerless Theatre
in Holyoke to begin working
on solutions to this problem.
Free pizza and beverages will
be provided.
In September 2013, Phillips
County Economic Development, together with the Holyoke and Haxtun school districts,
partnered in implementing the
Youth Engagement Project. It
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35,850
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8947A
44,900
28,950
34,000
26,950
Mercy Meals board members, from left, Pastor Keith Wellman, Laurie Kerchal, Janet Keiser,
Mary Haarberg, Cindy Einspahr and Rick Einspahr pose next to a pallet of rice, a main component in the meals that will be packed at the “Feed the Philippines” event. Board members not
pictured are Jan Coone, Harold Nordhausen and Kent and Elaine Haarberg.
—Wauneta Breeze photo
45,900
$
AWD, 6.2L V8, Nav, DVD, Sunroof, $
Luxury.
9077A
46,500
2011 Chevy Silverado
36,900
2010 GMC Yukon XL
$
2500, LTZ, Leather, Duramax,
4x4, 1 Owner.
8908A
2011 Cadillac Escalade
$
2500 Ext. Cab, LT, Z71, Duramax, $
4x4, 1 Owner.
8910A
SLT, Leather, DVD, Sunroof,
2nd Row Bench, New tires.
8849A
indicated that Holyoke and
Haxtun are good places to raise
a family, and 43 percent agreed
that the school and health care
options are very good.
Of the participants, almost
60 percent of the youth rated
their communities as an above
average to excellent place to
live as a youth.
So how do leaders get the
youth to stay or return? Plan
to attend the meeting on Monday to help set goals and plan
activities based on what the
youth of Phillips County are
saying about returning to the
area. All adult youth leaders
are needed at this meeting.
For further information,
please call Julie Worley, Phillips County Economic Development executive director, at
970-854-4386.
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$
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$
2010 Buick Enclave
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9076A
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$
2011 Chevy Suburban
LTZ, Nav, DVD, Sunroof, 4x4,
Loaded 1 Owner
8952A
is a program designed to help
community leaders better understand youth perspectives
and the attitudes of the youth
about their hometown and
their futures.
During the fall 2013 semester, 186 students in grades 7-12
in Holyoke, and 129 students in
grades 7-12 in Haxtun participated in a survey to measure
their perceptions of their community, their future education
and career plans and if they
desired to live in Holyoke or
Haxtun in the future.
The results of the survey
indicated that 53 percent of the
youth surveyed picture themselves living in the Holyoke or
Haxtun area in the future.
Among reasons given for
wanting to live in their hometown in the future, 86.5 percent
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34,500
$
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33,900
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2500 Crew Cab, LT, Duramax,
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8907A
34,900
$
Blood
Draws
Call
854-2110
for an
appointment
Sunset
View
Community
Center
725 S. Bowman
Holyoke, CO
March 3-7 and
March 10-14 — 6-9 a.m.
Health Fair—March 22, 9 a.m.-noon
Phillips County Event Center
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CSCE 1604 IM 01 Intro to Microsoft Word
Learn the basics of the Microsoft Word software program.
TH, 2/20-4/17, 2:30pm-5pm, staff, 1.5 Credit Hours
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