A6 THE HAYS DAILY NEWS FOR m RECORD WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7,2006 Obituaries Ruth Cheney Ruth Cheney, 91, Overbrook, formerly of Grainfield, died Monday, June 5,2006, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. She was born Dec. 11,1914, in Philometh, Ore., to Ernest E. and Nettie Mahalia (Culver) Rhode. She was a 1933 graduate of Eureka High School. She married Howard Vance Cheney on March 11,1939, in Wellington. He preceded her in death Dec. 3,1998. She had been a sales clerk in a clothing store. Survivors include two sons, Niles Vance Cheney, Ventura, Calif., and Timothy Paul Cheney, King City, Calif.; a daughter, Tricia Thompson, Quenemo; seven grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at United Methodist Church, Grainfield; burial in Grainfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Schmitt Funeral Home, 901 S. Main, Quinter, KS 67752. Memorials are suggested to Grainfield United Methodist Church and can be sent in care of the funeral home. Daisy Ann Wilson Daisy Ann Wilson, 69, Hill City, died Saturday, June 3, 2006, at Dawson Place Nursing Home, Hill City. She was born Nov. 21,1936, in Denver to Noel and Leona (Dill) Teter. She married Burl "Bud" Wilson on Sept. 15,1956, in Raton, N.M. He preceded her in death on Jan. 12,1992. She was a homemaker and artist. Survivors include a son, David Wilson, Hill City; three daughters, Janet Oryall, Independence, Mo., Noela Callan, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jackie Wilson Goddard, Lenora; stepmother, Ruth Teter, Englewood, Colo.; two brothers, Ed Teter, Kingman, Ariz., and Matt Teter, Kiowa, Colo.; two sisters, Joni Teter, Boulder, Colo., and Crystal Reser, Denver; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two granddaughters. Services were at 2 p.m. today at Hill City Kansas Christian Church; burial in Hill City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Multiple Sclerosis Society. Arrangements were made by Stinemetz Funeral Home, Hill City. Irene Boucher Irene Boucher, 85, Olathe, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at Olathe Medical Center. She was born Nov. 23,1920, in McCracken to John and Anna Linenberger. She was a 1938 graduate of La Crosse High School and a graduate of Kansas School of Nursing, Halstead. She married Eli Boucher on Nov. 25,1942, in La Crosse. She was a nurse. Survivors include her husband, of the home; three sons, Greg Boucher, Athens, Ga., Brian Boucher, Alma, and Dana Boucher, Fairway; two daughters, Cheryl Wunder, Olathe, and Michele Heidrick, Beloit; 11 grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Olathe; burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Olathe, with family present and a rosary service at 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to FHSU Half Century Club Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.penwellga bel.com. Forrest Lovell Elliott Forrest Lovell Elliott, 73, Kirwin, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney, Neb. He was born May 18,1933, in Kirwin to Forrest William and Ethel Pearl (Farley) Elliott. He married Delores Bernice Debey on June 22,1952, in Kirwin. He was a farmer and stockman. Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Denny Elliott, Phillipsburg; four daughters, Darlene Carman and Angle Wisinger, both of Phillipsburg, Julie Tweedy, Kirwin, and Janet Boeve, Katy, Texas; 11 grandchil- AoomoNAi SERVICES Paul A. Zerr, 83, Quinter, died Monday, June 5,2006, at Qove County Medical Center, Quinter. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Park; burial in Sacred Heart Church Cemetery, Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at Schmitt Funeral Home, 901 S. Main, Quinter, KS, 67752, with vigil service at 7:30 p.m. Wlletta Mae Pember, 72, Ness City, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at Ness County Hospital, Ness City. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church, Ness City; burial in Ness City Cemetery. Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 207 N. Pennsylvania, Ness City, KS 67560. Josey Dean Shearer, 18, Almena, died Saturday, June dren; and one great-grandchild. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Phillips County. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, all at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Kirwin Methodist Church Scholarship Fund or Hospice Services. Henry A. 'Hank' Regier Henry A. "Hank" Regier, 78, Mingo, formerly of Colby, died Tuesday, June 6,2006, in Mingo. He was born Jan. 16,1928, in Turpin, Okla., to Henry and Lena (Nachtigal) Regier. He was married to Evelyn Regier. He was a farmer. Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Randy Regier, Monument; two daughters, Roxy Wilson and Ronda Myers, both of Mingo; two brothers, Arnie Regier, Liberal, and Eugene Regier, Turpin, Okla.; two sisters, Agnes 3,2006, in Norton County. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Northern Valley High School; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Almena. Visitation will be until 8:30 p.m. today at Enfield Funeral Home, Norton. Hanna L. Scott, 95, Payson, Ariz., died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, in Payson. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church, La Crosse; private inurnment in La Crosse City Cemetery. OBITUARY POLICY The Hays Daily News will publish a basic, standard obituary free of charge for people with direct ties to the newspaper's circulation area. If survivors desire to add Information to an obituary, they may do so for an additional charge. Completely custom obituaries are handled as paid advertising. For more Information, call (785) 628-1081. Buller, Inman, and Tillie Schmidt, Marion; and 11 grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mingo Bible Church; burial in Beulah Cemetery, Colby. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Harrison Chapel, Colby, with family present from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Christian School and may be left at any Colby bank or Harrison Chapel. Ralph Earl Woodward Ralph Earl Woodward, 79, died Friday, June 2,2006. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Church of the Brethren, Quinter. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church, Jay Johnson Public Library or Quinter Historical Society. Arrangements were made by Miller Mortuary, Liberal. SHERIFF: Four candidates vying for vacated spot CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 "We want our communities to be safe and secure, and our sheriffs are essential leaders in these efforts," Sebelius said. The candidates will present their qualifications at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Smith County Courthouse. John Colwell, committee chairman, said he considers the committee more cautious than other organizations when it comes to eliminating candidates. "The courtroom will be full," Colwell said. "It always has been for the sheriff election, but not for other positions. It will be full, especially this time." A simple majority of the committee members will determine the outcome. There are 25 members to the committee, and a third of the members represents the quorum. There are four candidates for the job; current undersheriff and acting Sheriff Robert Dekle, Lincoln County Deputy Bruce Lehman, retired Burlington Police Chief Ralph Romig of lola, and former Smith County Sheriff Al Gaines, who was beat by Andy Holmes in 2004. Holmes' resignation last summer resulted in the committee electing Ellsworth Murphy for the position. Murphy was voted out of office during the May 23 recall election. Corcoran said Sebelius voiced her concern when Murphy was named sheriff in August, because of his criminal history, and supports the action that was taken by the county Reporter Stacie R. Sandall can be reached at (785) 628-1081, ext. 136, or by e-mail at email@example.com. SCHWALLER: New president says academics is main interest CONTINUED FROM PAGE A3 Still, he said he expects to spend about a fourth of his time on fundraising and lobbying. He said he also will dedicate a great deal of effort to the campus's academic issues and financial concerns. He said athletics, physical plant concerns and other tasks also will demand his attention. But his main area of interest, he said, is in academics. An expert on colonial Latin American history and literature, Schwaller even wants to do some teaching again. "I've taught everywhere else I've been," he said. "I think this first year I'll have to knuckle down and get to know the college and the landscape, but I would definite- ly like to get back into the classroom." Schwaller is married to Anne C. Taylor Schwaller, originally of New York City They have two sons, William and Robert. Both are college students. The Schwallers reside in Morris, Minn., until they move to New York in early July. Schwaller graduated from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1969 with a bachelor's degree in history. He earned a master's degree in Spanish from KU in 1971, and earned his Ph.D. in history from Indiana University in 1978. Reporter Will Manly can be reached at (785) 628-1081, ext. 138, or by e-mail at wmanly@daHynews.net Stocks Stocks climb in midday trading V* ><& pleased with student work CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Dugouts have been found before, but there have been few excavations of early African-American family dugouts. And this one is thought to have been used by the family that had the first baby born in Nicodemus. It was 1877 when the first group came from Kentucky to Nicodemus; Emma Williams — mother of Henry Williams — was pregnant when she arrived at the Graham County community. Wood said she is confident the site is a dugout; she and the students have, in fact, located the floor and at least two walls. The excitement peaked recently when some of the students sifting through soil excavated with painstaking precision worked its way through a screen, leaving behind a 1904 Indian head penny "That's really great," Wood said as students showed her the penny "Sweet. God, this is great." What makes it so important, she said, is it serves as a timeline: Anything above that penny came after that date. Anything underneath would have come prior to the date. "This is really a good sign," she said. "That might have been an old dugout, but it might have been a dumping area." The dugout site came about through several steps. Oral histories of the area were made in the '80s, at which time there was mention of dugouts in the area. Non-invasive methods were employed earlier this year, which indicated the possibility of a dugout. That's when Wood and her cadre of students came into play The students, six of them from Washburn in Topeka, are enrolled STEVEN HAUSLER / Hays Dally News A student shows one of their finds, a 1904 Indian head penny. in Wood's archeological field school class that takes them afield. Two students are from Wichita State University and Southern Methodist University. "I was real happy we were able to get students from interested universities," she said. She paused, looking over the work of her students and speaking to no one in particular, said, "Whatever's going on down there looks very good." Both Wood and Williams were happy about the progress of the dig, and what they were finding along the way Equally happy was James R. "Rudolph" Bates, something of the patriarch of Nicodemus. At 79 years old, Bates came out to visit the site, determined to walk up the hill to see what progress the students were making. The archeology students stopped what they were doing to listen to what Bates had to say about the area. "This is interesting," Bates said as he overlooked the dig where the dugout was likely located. "All my years, I didn't know they had a dugout here." Bates said he was born and raised just over the hill from the dugout site. "So I know all about this area," he said. Williams said the site is important. "We just want to confirm this is a dugout site," she said. The National Park Service is interested because there's little known about African-American dugouts. The park service is covering about half the cost of the dig, with the rest coming from the Kansas State Historical Society and the Nicodemus Historical Society During the dig, Wood was able to tell that someone "came in with a pick and shovel and dug it out." The pick and shovel marks were plainly evident. Even though the dig was relatively small, that's all that was expected. "Our objective this year is to decide if this is a dugout or not," she said. While the dig wasn't able to excavate the entire dugout before its term ended last week, there's hope that it will attract broader interest. Wood said she hopes to return to the site for additional excavation, perhaps next year with a new class. There's also the hope that Nicodemus — perhaps even more than the dugout site — could be the site of the annual Kansas Anthropological Association field school, an event that attracts nearly 100 professional and amateur archeologists. Managing editor Mike Com can be reached at (785) 628-1081, ext. 129, or by e-mail at mcorn&dallynews.net. •' NEW YORK (APi'si Bargain •hunters took to^all'Street today, buying Up'stocks after two days of down trading that had lopped more than 245 points off the Dow Jones industrial average. With little economic data or corporate news, investors were nonetheless cheered by oil prices pushed down by an unexpectedly strong inventory report from the U.S. Department of Energy and hopes Iran might cooperate with world powers to curb its nuclear program. The modest buying spree followed two sessions that took the Dow below 11,000 and pushed the'N^stiaq'dpmposlte index into the red for the year. "This is one of those 'in between' days," said Chris Johnson, manager of quantitative analysis at Schaeffer's Investment Research in Cincinnati. "We're not seeing anything overwhelming that's saying this is something that's going to hold." European markets were trading higher after their Tuesday swoon, but Asian stocks continued to tremble. The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 5.36 percent, its biggest fall in more than four years, on fears that new share issues may outstrip demand. Midday markets LOCAL INTEREST Courtesy Oarrell G. Selbel, Edward Jones Price Change AlllellCorp 61.86 + .'14 Anheuser Busch 45.52 +.56 AT&T 26.84 +.11 Atmos Energ Common 26.87 + .09 BankAmerlcaCorp 48.96 +.43 Baxter 38.15 +.54 BP 69.62 -.44 Caremark Rx 49.98 + 1.24 Commerce Banks 51.06 +.14 ConAgra 22.70 +.15 Deere & Co 82.45 + .45 Duf & Phelp 10.24 + .09 Duke Energy 28.65 -.04 El Paso Corp 15.23 0 Halliburton .-. 72.91 -.47 Kinder Morgan 100.70 -.06 Kellwood Co 29.66 + .05 LIVESTOCK Courtesy DACO Inc. Est. Cattle Slaughter 124,000 Choice 3-beef (cut-out) $154.25 Western Ks Cattle $83.50 Peorla Hogs $47.00 CHICAGO MERCANTILE BAN: Fireworks still will go on at Wild West Fest CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 The risk of fire is just too great to allow fireworks in the county this year, at least unless it rains in the next few weeks, said Ellis County Rural Fire Chief Dick Klaus. "What are we, 4 inches of rain behind already?" Klaus said. "It's just like storms keep going around us. But this could all change, too. If we start to get some rain, the commission would probably rescind that and allow the fireworks." Klaus said the fire department has already had to deal with one rural fire caused by fireworks this year. "Up northwest of Hays there was a fire on both sides of a road, and we found fireworks in the middle of the road," he said. The Ellis City Fire Department said the fireworks issue hasn't been addressed yet. But some kind of restriction will probably be necessary unless the area gets some moisture, said Ellis Fire Chief Les Weber. "Last year we had a nice little rain right before, so it wet everything down," Weber said. "It's just pretty simple. If it rains, it's Courteay DACO Inc. Prev High Live Beef Cattle June 80.25 August 80.65 October 84.30 December 86.30 Feeder Cattle August 110.00 September 109.40 October 108.30 November 106.95 Hogs June 70.45 July 70.10 August 68.70 October 59.60 Pork bellies July 87.15 August 83.20 February 83.65 centa per pound Prev Low 79.50 79.80 83.32 85.52 108.70 107.80 106.90 106.00 69.70 69.30 67.75 58.70 83.70 80.70 83.55 Prev Cloae 80.22 80.57 84.22 86.00 109.85 109.27 108.22 106.95 70.30 69.82 68.32 58.80 85.02 81.50 63.65 Noon Quote 80.25 80.47 84.02 86.15 109.75 108.90 107.97 106.75 71.25 70.30 68.96 59.45 87.00 83.60 83.55 Noon quotea Price Change Kroger 20.14 +.39 McDonald's 33.50 +.19 Microsoft 22.30 +.17 MolsonCoors 68.47 +2.67 Northwest Nal. Gas 35.23 + .30 Raytheon Co 44.73 + .13 Semco Energy Inc 5.55 0 Southwest Gas Corp 29.21 + .21 Sprint Nextel 21.67 -.05 Sysko Corp 30.80 + .44 Sykes Enterprises 17.04 + .42 Lowes Co 61.74 + .23 Home Depot Inc 37.00 -.06 LlzClalborne 38.21 -.02 Union Pacilic 89.59 -AO Wai Mart 47.58 +.55 Wastar Energy 21.59 + .15 HAYS CASH GRAINS Courteay Midland Marketing dollara Local cash wheat 4.51 Local cash mllo s'eo KANSAS CITY WHEAT Courteay DACO Inc. dollara per buahel Prev Prev Prev Noon High Low Cloae Quote July 4.91 4.78 4.78% 4.79VS September 4.99 4.86'/z 4.87 % 4.88 December 5.08 4.97 4.98'/4 4.98 fine. If not, we're not gonna do it." The Hays city clerk's office said no groups have applied for fireworks vending permits yet. The Ellis Softball and Baseball Association has applied for a permit in Ellis, but that is the only group to file paperwork so far. The county ban will not affect the public fireworks display at the Wild West Fest. Reporter will Manly can be reached at (785) 628-1081, exf. 139, or by e-mail at w,m«nly9dtUyn«w8.not. OIL Send Community news to The Hays Daily News, P.O. Box 857, Hays, KS 67601, or e-mail new8roomedallynew8.net. Courtaay Daco Inc. dollara per barrel Kansas Crude, noon quote .... $64.00 NY Spot Crude, noon quote.... $71.05 -$1.45 LIVESTOCK SI Joseph, Mo., Stockyards Slaughter Cattle Auction Open tor today. Estimated Receipts: 250 Compared to last week, slaughter steers and hellers were not well tested but had a higher undertone. Slaughter cows and bulls opened steady to 1.00 tower. Slaughter Steers: Couple Select 2 1160 Ibs returning to feed 80.00. Slaughter Hellers: Select, few Choice 2-3 9301055 Ibs mostly returning to feed 80.26-82.60. Slaughter Cows: Percent Lean Bulk HI Dressing Lo Dressing Breaking 70-80 48.00-51.00 up to 62.0046.78-48.00. CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE Courteay DACO Inc. .Prev High Wheat July 3.95 September 4.09Vi December 4.26 Corn July 2.61 September 2.62 Vi December 2.77 <A Soybeans July 6.03'/< August 6.09 Vi November 6.28% Soybean meal July 186.00 August 185.30 October 186.00 Oats July 1.89% September 1.91% December 1.90 ft Prev Prev Noon Low Cloae Quote dollara par buahel 3.83 3.85 3.84% 3.98 3.99% 3.98 Vi 4.15% 4.16% 4.16 dollara per buahel 2.47 Vi 2.47% 2.46% 2.59 2.59 V4 2.58 Vi 2.73 2.73 V4 2.72 Vi dollara par buahel 5.93 5.93 Vi 5.94% 6.00 6.00% 6.02 6.18 6.19 6.21 Vt dollara par ton 180.20 180.90 181.60 181.00 181.70 182.20 182.30 182.70 183.50 dollara par buahel 1.86% 1.86V4 1.86 1.88V4 1.p9'/i 1.87Vi 1.86V4 1.88Vi 1.87 METALS NEW YORK (AP) — Spot nonlerrous metal prices today. Copper - 408.50 cents Cathode full plate U.S. destinations. Copper 365.45 cents per lb., N.Y. Merc soot Tue. Lead • $1013.60 per metric ton, London Metal Exch. Zinc -174.70 cents lb., delivered. Gold • $617.76 Hendy & Harman (only daily quote). ' Silver • NY Merc silver spot month Tuesday $11.80a Off $0.440. ^'
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