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BUSINESS SUNDAY • AUGUST 18,2002 THE HAYS DAILY NEWS C9 Transformation STEVEN HAUSLER / Hays Dally News Troy Haselhorst, left, and Dustin Hynes of Haselhorst Construction Inc., Hays, work earlier this month on the roof of the Downtowner tavern in Hays. The building has new owners and will reopen under a new name this fall. People Angie Rupp, Hays, was hired as a Nex-Tech customer service assistant in Hays. Rupp provides customer support as well as processes payments and service requests for Nex-Tech, a subsidiary of Rural Telephone Service Co. of Lenora. Mindy Jones, Norton, was hired as a Rural Telephone operations administrative assistant in Lenora. Jones performs a variety of administrative duties for the operations department. She received a bachelor's degree in management and in office information systems from Fort Hays State University in 1999. Marie^ Jones, H$y$t was hired as a Nex-Tech Internet help desk representative in Hays. Jones has been employed on a part- time basis at Nex-Tech since September 1999 and will continue assisting Internet customers. Jones received a bachelor of science degree in information networking and telecommunications from Fort Hays State University in May. Ann Gottschalk, Hays, was hired as a Nex-Tech customer service assistant in Hays. Gottschalk provides customer support as well as processes payments and service requests • • • Michael Purdy, Hays, was reappointed by Gov. Bill Graves to the Board of Examiners for Hearing Aids. The five-member board is responsible for issuing, renewing, revoking and suspending certificates for people authorized to practice the fitting or dispensing of hearing aids. Composition of the board must include three members of a Kansas hearing aid association affiliated with a national hearing aid association and who have engaged in the practice of fitting and dispensing hearing aids in Kansas for at least five years. The remaining two members represent consumers and public interests. Purdy owns Purdy's Hearing Aid Service and Purdy's Pharmacy Inc. in Hays. He serves on the board and is a member at large of the Kansas Hearing Aid Association. He also is a member of Maico Network- Bernafon Maico in Eden Prairie, Minn. He will serve a term ending June 30, 2005. • • • Richard Hicks, general manager of Smoky Hills Public Television, began his term as chairman of the Kansas Public Broadcasting Council at the group's meeting July 31 in Salina. The KPBC was created by the Legislature to represent the common interests of public radio and television in Kansas. The council's primary function is to represent interests to the Legislature and to disburse the funds that the Legislature allocates to support public broadcasting in the state. The KPBC also undertakes joint cooperative projects in service of Kansans. Jane Anthony Peterson, assistant professor of nursing at Fort Hays State University, was co-author of a poster presentation for the 13th International Nursing Research Congress July 24 to 26 in Brisbane, Australia. [ : , : : The congress was co-sponspred • by Sigma Theta Tau Intel-national, Honor Society of Nursing. Peterson is a nursing doctoral candidate at the University of Nebraska Medical Center- Omaha and also is an award- winning newsletter editor for the Kansas State Nurses Association. The poster presentation was made by co-author Eileen Deges Curl, chairwoman of the department of nursing, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas. Curl formerly was a professor of nursing and program coordinator of graduate nursing studies at FHSU. Janice Unruh Davidson, professor of nursing at Fort Hays State University, was named by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties to a panel of nurse practitioner curriculum experts for its new consultation program, which can be found on the Internet at www.nonpf.com. Davidson is the only Kansas nurse to be selected as a consultant. Leigh Ann Hendrickson, crew member at McDonald's Restaurant of WaKeeney, was promoted to a swing manager position. Hendrickson joined the WaKeeney restaurant in April. A swing manager is accountable for proper levels of quality, service and cleanliness; morale, productivity and profit when in charge of a shift; goals and assignments; regular observations and correcting training when deviations occur; and self-development of management skills. Doug Brush, Downs, was elected vice chairman of the board of Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp. Brush operates his advertising agency, Brush Art Corp., in Downs. He also is on the advisory board for North Central Kansas Technical College in Beloit and Hays and served on KTEC's board for two years. • Tax Sheltered Annuities • Mutual funds Fi Choate 785-625-8820 Certified Financial Planner™ Registered Representative SECURITIES AMERICA, INC. Member NASD/SIPC 1 1 1 West 10th Street Hays, Kansas 67601 The city of Hays inspection department issued the following building permits. Roofing Mike Seib, 2507 Virginia, $2,000. Marilyn Lindemann, 204 E. 28th, $3,481. Bob Weigel, 2611 Gen. Custer, $3,000. George Fross, 1317 E. 21st, $1,500. Leon Gottschalk, 1732 Donald, $3,500; 1703 Henry, $3,500; 2009 E. 21st, $3,500; 2011 E. 21st, $3,500. Shawn Hammerschmidt, 506 E. 15th, $1,000. Jason Rule, 2510 Timber, $2,400. Travis Eggleston, 1721 Haney, $2,400. Preston Gilson, 502 W. 12th, $500. Margaret Wellbrock, 316 W. 15th, $3,000. Jim Kinison, 2506 Timber, $3,360. Thecla Haas, 313 W. 16th, $2,700. Ed Clark, 2004 Canal, $2,200. Carla Dreiling, 1905 Whittier, $1,600. Mark Schneider, 405 E. 21st, $6,000. Melanie Elliott, 514 W. 17th, $4,000. Brad Girvan, 1215 Motz, $2,160. Harold Bettis, 1407 Motz, $1,200. Gary Alexander, 306 W. 32nd, $4,000. Shawn Lawson, 2412 Centennial, $2,900. Berker Shoe Repair, 128 W. Ninth, $2,100. Norbert Karlin, 2209 Virginia, $3,000. Jim Steinert, 2719 Willow, $3,700. John Kundred, 1204 Steven, $3,390. Todd Stolz, 1515 Marjorie, $2,930. Kim Stewart, 1811 E. 24th, $4,200. Howard Droegemeier, 2503 Feltne, $3,302. Virginia Schmidt, 2510 Donald, $3,125. Rhonda Klaus, 2212 Gen. Custer, $2,800. Lance Bickle, 1119 Downing, $2,100. Mark Waddell, 1503 Canterbury, $1,400. Karen Crawford, 605 E. 15th, $3,600. Barbara King, 2917 Hillcrest, $3,025. Harold Giebler, 406 E. 22nd, $2,860. Curtis Longpine, 1002 Country Club, $2,200. Gary Weatherbee, 3009 Tarn O'Shanter, $1,500. Allen Staab, 313 E. 13th, no cost estimate listed. Amelia Hammerschmidt, 2519 Felten, $3,500. Mark Hammerschmidt, 2214 Haney, $3,500. Richard Zakrzewski, 509 W. 31st, $2,500. Steve Little, 203 W. 36th, $5,200. Hung Pham, 514 E. 14th, $2,000. George Maska, 406 W. Third, $1,500. Howard Rome, 2516 Marjorie, $3,800. Kenneth Fitch, 2712 Willow, $3,200. Bryce Peters, 3107 Olympic Lane, $4,000. John Watson, 509 W. 12th, $600. Marion Jordan, 1604 E. 28th, $3,677. Regina Polliska, 304 E. 23rd, $1,785. Building Permits James Marvin, 302 E. 23rd, $2,433. Dean Denning, 110 W. 16th, $500. Carol Frye, 207 E. 28th. $1,800. Alvin Worth, 311 E. 14th, $1,200. Kathy Shannon, 2017 Metro, $2,300. Richard Leiker, 2918 Walnut, $3,853. Richard Call, 314 E. 16th, $2,600. Wayne .hienemann, 1314 Western Plains, $2,000. Richard Kac/or, 109 W. 18th, $4,800. Melva Oiler, 611 Canterbury, $5,005. Susan Wagner. 212 E. 24th, $2,198. Delbert Leiker. 213 E. 24th, $1,400. Alvin Worth, 411 E. 15th, $2,400. Victor Jacobs, 1203 E. 32nd, $2,000. Ray Bombardier, 2206 Felten, $2,900. Tom Parke, 1328 Schwaller, $4,393. Stan Werth, 1110 Cody, $6,000. Lucy Crowell, 1216 Motz, $2,500. Darrel Hardwick, 2305 Donald, $5,000. Mark Werth, 2523 Felten, $3,500. Bill Bieker, 2211 Felten, $3,400. Stan Werth, 516 E. Eighth, $4,000. Ed Rempe,, 411 E. 20th, $4,900. Mary Stromel, 407 E. 20th, $3,307. Rita Wolf, 1714 Marjorie, $6,000. Glen Gabel, 1704 Golden Belt, $4,200. Chris Strobe, 2009 Metro, $2,600. Jason Rohr, 1101 Downing, $3,500. Charles Budke, 1109 Centennial, $4,000. John Launchbaugh, 3423 Summer Lane, $3,800. Tony Schumacher, 1305 Pine, $3,290. Bill McCollum, 2516 Indian Trail, $3,910. Frank Musalek, 1701 Henry, $6,800. Martin Staab, 1709 Henry, $4,000. Alvin Werth, 1707 Douglas, $4,900. Margaret Befort, 1714 Henry, $3,000. N. Giebler, 2017 Eisenhower, $2,500. Doug Hedge, 515 W. 35th, $5,000. Kathy Lane, 1406 Motz, $2,650. Norma Ferland, 2510 Virginia, $4,300. Mark Grassland, 1213 E. 30th, $3,500. Rick Claiborn, 200 E. 29th, $2,000. Dale Silkman, 1005 Ash, $500. Larry Rohr, 107 W. 16th, $4,200. Mary K. Schmidt, 401 W. 16th, $2,750. Lance Smith, 2500 Felten, $1,500. Emprise Bank, 27th and Hall, $12,000; 27th and Vine, $12,000. B&B Group LLC, 206 W. Seventh, $2,000. Dave Meyers, 2602 Donald, $4,106. Irene Bittel, 2308 Fort, $2,000. Melva Oiler, 405 Riley, $2,096. Ralph Gnad, 1303 E. 30th, $2,000. Melva Oiler, 511 W. 12th, $1,739. Sam Hull, 205 E. 28th, $4,336. James Wasinger, 1112 Downing, $3,158. Dennis Ford, 2024 Metro, $3,150. Claude Lemon, 401 E. 18th, $5,000. Helen Shubert, 1320 Felten, $3,000. Chance Investments, 234 E. Eighth, $2,000. Barry Miller, 2515 Timber, $1,000. Carol Gabel, 405 E. 20th, $3,222. Gene Ban-agree, 112 E. 23rd, $2,500. Kathy Black, 3715 Fairway, $26,648. Cheryl Graff, 515 E. 14th, $3,500. Barbara Bieker, $2,500. Sherman Herold, 200 E. 23rd, $2,500. Larry Perkins, 1120 Drum, $1,500. Linda Stochl, 204 E. 23rd. $3,500. Kyle Kreutzer, 1113 Cody, $2,000. Staab Repair, 611 E. 13th, $3,360. Les Boucher, 414 E. 20th, $1,500. Essie Sterling, 1122 Drum, $3,000. Lawrence Younger, 2700 Walnut, $3,000. Anthony Shorb, 2214 Drum, $3,200. Steve Meier, 1319 Western Plains, $3,700. Paul Phillips, 3419 Summer Lane, $4,800. Richard Kuhn, 2204 Felten, $3,010. Karen Staab, 110 E. 28th, $1,200. Connie Klein, 1200 Haney, $3,100. John Clarke, 1113 Amhurst, $10,000. Siding Robert Wolf, 3503 Fairway, $7,980. Glen Gabel, 1704 Golden Belt, $11,500. Barry Miller, 2515 Timber, $3,500. Dass Perumal, 214 W. 38th, $8,600. Andrew Anderson, 106 W. 18th, $4,793. Alfred Heeke, 3001 Thunderbird, $3,800. Leroy Klaus, 2205 Centennial, $4,525. Richard Ruder, 306 W. 37th, $4,293. Commercial remodeling Domino's Pizza, 501 Vine, remodel, $12,801. Hadley Redevelopment LLC, 205 E. Seventh, remodel, $11,832. Leon Frank, 1704 Vine, remodel, $9,324. Clay Chevrolet, 2917 Vine, addition, $42,121. Hays Medical Center, 2220 Canterbury, remodel, $17,699. Champion Technologies, 1019 Reservation, foundation, no cost estimate listed. Floors 'n' More, 135 E. 12th, sign, no cost estimate listed. Domino's Pizza, 501 Vine, $1,300. Pro Maintenance, 500 Vine, no cost estimate listed. Briefs Commission gives HMC high marks on care Surveyors from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) recognized Hays Medical Center as an organization that lives its mission of providing quality patient care. For the second time in three years, JCAHO awarded HMC an accreditation survey score of 96 out of 100. The score places HMC among the top hospitals in the nation. "Above all, the national standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic and organization wide improvement in a hospital's performance and the outcomes of care," said Russell R Massaro, executive vice president, JCAHO division of accreditation operations. "The community of Hays should be proud that Hays Medical Center is focusing on the most challenging goal — to continuously raise quality to higher levels." "Our survey success reflects the organization's dedication to the high patient care standards of the joint commission," said John Jeter, HMC president and CEO. "These outstanding results are due to the hard work and diligent efforts of physicians, HMC associates and our volunteers at all levels." The on-site survey of Hays Medical Center occurred in early May Transportation group's annual meeting in Hays The first western Kansas meeting of the Kansas Public Transportation Association will be Aug. 25 to 27 in Hays. Many KPTA members from across Kansas will meet in Hays for the organization's annual meeting. Training and numerous sessions will address the needs of KPTA members. Updates on the latest state and federal transit agencies, updates on state Medicaid transportation and workshops on emergency preparedness plans, customer service and transportation of Alzheimer's clients will be presented throughout the meeting dates. A vendor expo also will take place to feature the latest on vehicles and support information for transit. An awards luncheon will honor the best in Kansas public transportation. American Public Transportation Association President William Millar will be at the meeting as well as Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary E. Dean Carlson. KPTA members will tour the city and have dinner at and see Sternberg Museum of Natural History and participate in the KPTA Open at Fort Hays Municipal Golf Course. KPTA was founded in 1981 to promote public transportation in Kansas. Statewide there are more than 150 members. Rural Telephone, Nex-Tech win national honors LENORA -- The National Organization for Promotion and Advancement of Small Telephone Companies recently honored Rural Telephone Service Co. and Nex- Tech with awards for the company's design and promotion of several products. Nex-Tech earned status as a Trophy Winner for its illustrative logo "Lightning Jack" as well as for its Web site, www.nex-tech.com. In addition, Nex-Tech received a Certificate of Achievement for its print advertising campaign promoting Lightning Jack High-Speed Internet. Rural Telephone also received a Certificate of Achievement for its newsletter, Rural Connection. Larry Sevier, chief executive officer and general manager for Rural Telephone, said the company was the only multiple trophy winner in the contest. "To really understand the competition we were up against," Sevier said, "many of the other competing companies submitted entries prepared by external professionals who were hired for a particular campaign. This shows that our internal staff can compete with the best of the professionals in the industry, and I want to extend personal congratulations to our media, marketing and Web development teams." Training firm teams up with FHSU Virtual College Integrated Solutions Inc. and Fort Hays State University's Virtual College are teaming up to provide environmental, health and safety training. ISI is an environmental, health and safety consulting firm based in Wichita. The courses offered cover numerous federal regulations and are required for people who have jobs with potential safety hazards or risks of exposure to chemicals or hazardous waste. Workers from manufacturing, government, healthcare, refineries and various service industries typically need the courses. In the partnership with ISI, FHSU's Virtual College will provide the continuing education units, issue certificates and keep a permanent record of student training. ISI will continue to han- dle all other administrative functions and provide trainers. Farmers should test for nitrates in summer forage Summer annual forage, also called feed or cane hay, needs to be tested for nitrates during a dry year like this. Stacy Campbell, Ellis County Extension agriculture agent, said mere is little doubt there will be nitrates in a large percentage of the bales fed this winter. However, the cost of getting a test is $10 and could save losing a cow or calf later on. Farmers should get samples from all areas of the field or from several fields. Although tonnage seems important, Campbell said, the bottom 6 inches of the stalk contain as much nitrate as the rest of the plant parts combined. Raise the cutter bar to limit the amount of stocks. Campbell said kochia and pigweeds can be just as high in nitrates as feed. Prussic acid poisoning also can be a problem when grazing cane type feeds. Now that the area has had some rain, farmers should wait a week or two before grazing or baling feed. In drought conditions, a week of favorable growing conditions after a rain generally is required for plants to reduce accumulated nitrate and prussic acid. Cattle, drought, economics focus of area meetings COLBY —- Economic and management considerations for cows and calves in response to drought conditions will be the topic of a meeting to be held at four sites Tuesday and Wednesday. "Producers are being forced to make many tough decisions given our extreme drought conditions," said Sandy Johnson, livestock specialist for Kansas State University Research and Extension in Colby. "We hope this meeting will help producers to be more informed when making plans to keep or sell calves or cows." Rodney Jones, KSU Research and Extension livestock production economist, will address the implications of the current economic and environmental conditions on management strategies for individual producers. Johnson will discuss management options to deal with the lack of pasture and typical winter feedstuffs along with problems associated with high nitrates and prussic acid in what feed is available. Meeting sites will be: • Bird City, American Legion Hall, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday • Norton, 4-H Building, 7 p.m. Tuesday • Osborne, Circle S Restaurant, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday • WaKeeney, Western Cooperative Electric Association Building, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Meals are planned at some locations, so call Extension offices in Cheyenne County, (785) 332-3171, Norton County, (785) 877-5755, Osborne County, (785) 346-2521, or Trego County, (785) 743-6361, for more details and to preregister. Horticulture Field Days planned in Colby, Hays The 2002 Horticulture Field Days will take place Aug. 28 at the Kansas State University Research and Extension Northwest Center at Colby and Aug. 29 at the KSU Agricultural Research Center at Hays. The Colby program will begin at 3 p.m. Registration and a free meal will take place at 5 p.m., and various seminars conducted by KSU Extension agents will begin at 6 p.m. The Hays program starts at 6:30 p.m. south of the greenhouse complex on the north side of the campus. Registration starts at 6 p.m., with lemonade served. Seminars at both locations will include: • landscaping tips from Terry Mannell, Ellis County Extension horticulturist. • annual flower variety trials by Alan Stevens, KSU associate professor. • medicinal herb crop by Rhonda Janke, KSU associate professor. • drip irrigation for vegetable gardening by Ted Carey, KSU associate professor. Other Colby seminars include lawn care, proper corrective and structure tree pruning, common problems of roses and backyard ponds. There also will be activities designed for youth ages kindergarten through fifth grades and various educational booths. Other Hays sessions include tomato and pepper variety trials. 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