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A6 THE HAYS DAILY NEWS FOR THE RECORD WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28,2006 Kenneth M, Pfannenstiel Kenneth M. Pfannenstiel, 64, Denver, died Saturday, June 24, 2006, at St. John's Hospice, Lakewood, Colo. He was born April 8,1942, in Hays to Victor and Cecilia (Younger) Pfannenstiel. He was self- employed as an auto custom designer. Survivors include a son, Trevor Pfannenstiel, Denver; two daughters, Shannon Lemon and husband, Mike, San Francisco, and Rebecca Morino, Virginia Beach, Va.; a brother, Don Pfannenstiel and wife, Ann, Hutchinson; two sisters, Ila Mae Ruder and husband, Robert, Hays, and Carol Sue Lillie and husband, Ted, Washington, Kan.; and three grandchildren, James, Sheree and MacKenzie. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine; inurnment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested for masses or to a memorial established in his name and memory with St. John's Hospice. James L, 'Pat' Patterson James L. "Pat" Patterson, 77, Oakley, died Monday, June 26, 2006. He was born Oct. 4,1928, in Greenbriar, Ark. He married Juanita Patterson on Aug. 14,1949. He was a retired railroad telegrapher. Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Peggy Benisch and Annette Johns, both of Alliance, Neb.; six grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren. Services were at 2:30 p.m. today at Sunrise Baptist Church, Oakley; burial in Oakley Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the church in care of Harrison Chapel, P.O. Box 634, Colby, KS 67701. Calvin Folkers Calvin Folkers, 81, Gainesville, Ga., formerly of WaKeeney, died Tuesday, June 27,2006, in Gainesville. He will be buried in Veterans Cemetery, WaKeeney, and arrangements are pending with Mason-Ward-Rogers Funeral Home, Gainesville. Elsie Niedenthal Janke Elsie Niedenthal Janke, 100, Russell, died Monday, June 26, 2006, at Main Street Manor of Russell Regional Hospital. She was born Dec. 13,1905, in Russell County to Michael and Katherine (Schwien) Niedenthal. She was a graduate of Russell High School. She married David H. Janke on Sept. 24,1939, in Russell. He preceded her in death on July 5, 1978. She was a clothing department clerk and homemaker. Survivors include many Aoimuuu SERVICES Mary Lois Gross, 89, Novato, Calif., a former Russell resident, died Thursday, May 11,2006, iriNovato. Services will be at 3 p.m. July 2 at the First Congregational Church, Russell. Nadyne Calvert Gibson, 90, Long Beach, Calif., died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at her son's home in Grand Junction, Colo. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. July 1 at Los Altos Methodist Church, Long Beach. . Roosevelt B. "Rosle" Henderson Jr., 69, Russell, died Thursday, June 22, 2006, at Hays Medical Center. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell, KS 67665. Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Myrtle M. Hueftle, 102, Oakley, died Saturday, June 24, 2006, at Logan County Manor, Oakley. nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell; burial in Russell City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funer- Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church, Oakley; burial in Oakley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Kennedy- Koster FUneral Home, 217 Freeman, Oakley, KS 67?48. Louise Newell, 59, former area resident, died Sunday, June 25, 2006, at her home ih Mesa, Ariz. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Damar; burial in Sacred Heart .Cemetery, Plainvllle. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine Street, Hays, and from 10 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church. OBITIABYPOUCY The Hays Dally News will publish a bask, 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. al home; the casket will be closed. A memorial has been established with St. John Lutheran Church, Russell. Contributions and condolences may be left in care of the funeral home. La Crosse residents discuss health By STACIE R. SANDALL HAYS DAILY NEWS LA CROSSE — Solutions for addressing the La Crosse community's top health priorities were discussed this morning. The United Methodist Health Ministry Fund put on a listening and learning tour at United Methodist Church in La Crosse to determine the community's health needs. Board Trustee Ted Bannister, Bison, said the United Methodist Health Ministry gives $3.25 million in grants throughout Kansas each year to advance health care. The foundation's goal is to use Christian principals to advance physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being. In order to do that, the foundation chose the method of philanthropy That strategy would go to the source and make a difference, as opposed to just repairing the damage. "It's easy to give away money, but it's harder to do any good giving away money," said Kim Moore, president of the foundation's board of directors. Senior program officer Virginia Elliott broke the attendants into three groups to identify priorities and look for opportunities for change. Aging and youth issues were exposed as the big issues for the area. The groups continued into a strategizing period that would address the source of the problems. According to the groups, assisting the aging should include expanding transportation opportunities to health care facilities and establishing a toll-free number that would provide resource information, Resources also could be provided by means of a tool kit. The kit would list resources, eligibility information for programs and elderly care information. There was talk about creating a program to provide elderly with chronic illnesses small monitors that would read five vital signs. The results would determine whether the person should see a doctor. Others stated that the elderly also need resources for their spiritual and mental needs, such as information on community events and activities. As for youth issues, the groups suggested spreading the word about healthy lifestyles and sexually transmitted diseases with education, mentoring programs and free concerts. Issues and strategies collected during the 14-stop tour across the state will be presented to the board of directors. A compilation of usable strategiesjJhtould;. : b are oral 'heaiiih', acce'ss'i lifestyles and environmental factors in health. The foundation is involved in hospice for all Kansas counties, child care, substance abuse treatment, Big Brothers Big Sisters, CASA, respite care and other programs. Reporter Stacie R. Sandall can be reached at (785) 628-1081, ext. 136, or by e-mail at FIREWORKS: Stands open for business until July 5 CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 "He used to work the stands a lot back when he lived in Fort Scott," Larsen said. "He helped us get set up this year, helped us get everything in order." Also helping the couple are a handful of Larsen's teammates and members of their families. Some of the proceeds will go to the football team as well. Surrounding the bride-and- groom-to-be are Cajun Whistles, sparklers, snakes, Jumping Jacks, Magic Whips, Thunderbombs, Snow Storms and a bizarre little number called the Midget's Revenge, described as a short, showering tower of crackles — a somewhat unnerving illustration of a vengeful midget stands under the title. Despite the somewhat savage and warlike names of the items, all of these fireworks are PG-rated, meeting city ordinance regula- tions that ban bigger and more dangerous items. As Hays resident Mike Mohr was taking his twin daughters, Adrian and Rheanna, fireworks shopping, the two kept filling his basket with different items, most of which he put back on the tables. "We're not wanting to get anything too big," Mohr said. As he said this, Rheanna tried to push a huge bobble doll with a fuse at the top and a giant CAUTION! sticker wrapping around its abdomen. "I don't think so," Mohr said. Across town at the other Dillons parking lot, 1902 Vine, another Wholesale Fireworks opened its tent to the public Monday This one's being run in a dual effort by the Optimist Club and the Catholic Youth Organization. Earl Carlson, Optimist Club member, sat on a lawn chair during the slow afternoon hours of his four-hour shift. "It was a pretty big task, but with everybody helping, it's been fun," Carlson said. Optimist Club will share proceeds with CYO, which will be using the money raised to send 24 members on two separate mission trips in July in Colorado and South Dakota. Down on the northern corner of Vine and Old U.S. Highway 40 is an old garage where Mike Koerner and his wife, Kearsten, are selling fireworks for the second year in a row. The Koerners are helping their friend Ken Windholz, who sells fireworks in a much larger venue in Gorham, with the fireworks outlet in Hays. "We just take off from work for a week and work from open to close (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) everyday until July 5," Mike Koerner said. "The sales have been pretty good, a little bit busier than last year." What should be mentioned is the true eyecatcher in all three fireworks stands, a showstopper of ingenuity in firecracker technology that really ties the tent together. Described in its promo as "the loudest and biggest cracker we have" and priced at $99.95, the "Special Firecracker" is a giant dynamite-shaped stick that holds a continuous string of 16,000 flashlight firecrackers (or Black Cats). One fireworks vendor guessed it could stretch a city block. Another heard that it lasts for up to 30 minutes. And Adrian and Rheanna Mohr thought it looked like fun. As Mike Mohr's daughters pointed and stood in awe of the firecracker and gave that little unmistakable expression of "I want, I want" that kids always do, their father said with a laugh and a sigh, "I don't think so." The stands will be open for business through July 5. Reporter Micah Mertes can be reached at (785) 628-1801, ext. 139, or by e-mail at mmertes® SUPPES: Antifreeze is non-toxic, developer says CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 But it will be able to boost production to 100 million pounds as the supply of glycerin increases along with the production of biodiesel. As he drove back from Washington, D.C., where he received the award, Suppes talked on his cellular phone about his research and the award. Even though his research has already won an American Chemical Society award, which carried a $5,000 stipend, Suppes said the EPA award "is more prestigious." Suppes said much of his work at the University of Missouri focuses on alternative uses for soybeans, a big crop in Missouri. His latest research looked at what to do with the glycerin. While it is a breakthrough that the antifreeze is non-toxic, it's important that the process is able to compete on price. And it won't be tied to petroleum products that are shipped in from foreign countries. "It will be renewable," he said. Suppes said the cost should be less than petroleum-based products, although it's likely that it will not be much lower than more traditional products. "I feel pretty good that they will try to beat the price of ethylene glycol," he said of the traditional product. "There is a big push to use stuff that is green." Suppes said that he graduated from Bison High School and received his undergraduate degree from Kansas State University. He taught at the University of Kansas for nine years before moving to Missouri. In Columbia, Suppes teaches chemical engineering. About half of his time is focused on research, most of it on soybean uses, He is, however, working on a project that involves turning corn cobs into activated carbon and using them to store methane and hydrogen. "There's a lot of things you can do with soybeans," he said. Managing editor Mike Com can be reached at (785) 628-1081, ext. 129, or by e-mail at mcorn&dailynewa.nft. FIRE: Smoke caused damage throughout school district's transportation building CONTINUED FROM PAGE Al For that reason, driver's education was canceled for today, and perhaps the next couple of days. "We'll have to see how things go," Smith said. "We've got summer school going on right now, so a lot of our buses are running today. They won't stop." The administrative office also received smoke damage and wa- ter damage from a roof that fell in. Most of the district's flies remain intact, though, Smith said. Right now, Smith and his colleagues are looking for a new building to run operations out of. Estimated damages are pending. Reporter Micah Mertes cart be reached at (785) 628-1801, ext. 139, or bye-mall at COMMUNICATIONS: Project paid for by information grant CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Larsen, who is running for Smith County sheriff this fall, was head dispatcher in Smith County for eight years prior to leaving in January 2005. The 8-foot-by-12-foot communications center will remain at its current location, Larsen said, though she hopes it moves to a new location in the future. There are currently three full- time employees, not including Larsen. If everyone stays, she will have to hire only one part- time employee. All the communications center needs is the geographic in- formation system installed, a project being paid for with a grant. "As soon as I get clearance from the KBI we can get things settled down back to normal," Larsen said. She is relieved that it's finally coming together, and said she's ready to get out of the clerk's vault. Kuhlmann said he also is relieved, and said the issue will be one the county can finally put to bed. Reporter Stacle R. Sandall can be reached at (785) 628-1081, ext. 136, or by e-mail at 8*andgllOdallynewi.n»t. Stocks Stocks barely changed NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were barely changed today as they recovered from the previous session's selloff and as traders awaited Thursday's expected interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. The market was still nervous after the Dow Jones industrial average lost more than 120 points Tuesday as traders grew increasingly nervous over the Fed's pending decision on interest rates and its accompanying policy statement. The Fed is expected to announce at least a quarter- point rate hike, which would bring short-term interest rates to 5.25 percent, but a few economists expect a bolder half-point increase. Any increase would be the 17th consecutive rate hike since the Fed began to tighten credit in 2004. There was little corporate or . economic news to guide traders. J. Crew's initial public offering at a higher-than-expected price and its subsequent run-up provided a scrap of cheer. The preppy retailer's offering was the largest non-restaurant offering in the sector in close to four years. Stocks have barely budged for the year despite an early run-up and, jnqrej!?eQ9ntly,ia.nearly two? month slide. "If,,y,ou;r,e a,lo,ng r tier,m investor,, I don't think there's been anything interesting to talk about in 2006; if you're a short-term trader, it's been painful," said Stephen Wood, portfolio strategist at Russell Investment Group, In midday trading, the Dow fell 3.37, or 0.05 percent to 10,921.37. The Dow plunged 120.54 points to 10,924.74 in trading Tuesday Broader stock indicators were barely mixed. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 1.02, or 0.08 percent, to 1,240.22, and the Nasdaq composite index fell 3.68, or 0.18 percent, to 2,096.57. Declining issues led advancers by roughly 8 to 7 on the New York Stock Exchange. Bonds were flat, with the yield on the 10-year Treasury note at 5.22 percent, he U.S. dollar rose against other major currencies. Gold prices fell. Crude oil futures rose. A barrel of light crude was quoted at $72.20, up 28 cents, trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Shares of J. Crew Group Inc. were priced late Tuesday at $20 per share, above the expected range of $15 to $17 a share. In midday trading, the shares had hit $25.05. The offering is the largest retail IPO, excluding restaurants, in about four years. Shares of J. Crew, which had yet to open on the New York Stock Exchange, were expected to trade even higher. ConAgra Foods Inc. fell 24 cents to $21.59 after its reported fourth quarter profits that would have missed estimates if not for a one-time gain. Bausch & Lomb Inc. rose $1.70 to $49.11 after an American Medical Association study found most patients suffering from a fungal eye infection thought to be caused by the company's ReNu with MoistureLoc contact lens solution practiced poor contact lens hygiene, such as sleeping with lenses on or wearing expired lenses. Spice and seasonings maker McCormick & Co. rose 77 cents to $33.44 after it said second-quarter profit rose 44 percent, lifted by a large gain from an asset swap involving a joint venture. Reflecting the gain from the joint venture swap, McCormick also raised its full-year estimate Volume on the New York Stock Exchange was 609.46 million, below Tuesday's volume of 613.57 million. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies was down 4.83, or 0.70 percent, to 682.11. Midday markets LOCAL INTEREST Courtesy Dirrall O. Sdlwl, Edwwd JOOM Prtc. Cheng* Alltell Corp 60.98 + .08 Anheuser Busch 44.97 -.12 AT&T 27.34 -.01 Atmos Energ Common 27.63 +.11 BankAmericaCorp 47.59 +.29 Baxter 36.29 + .05 BP 67.40 + .44 Caremark Rx 48.09 + .21 Commerce Banes 49.51 -.17 ConAgra 21.67 -.16 Deere & Co 78.28 -1.21 Dul & Phelp 10.01 0 Duke Energy 28.58 + .06 El Paso Corp 14.92 + .08 Halliburton 69.97 + .07 Kinder Morgan 99.39 + .09 Kellwood Co 27.76 -.27 LIVESTOCK Courtety DACO Inc. Est. Cattle Slaughter 128,000 Choice 3-beef (cut-out) $153.94 Western Ks Cattle $84.00 PeoriaHogs. $50.00 NoonquMM PriM Crwe* Kroger 20.91 +.20 McDonalds 32.60 -.08 Microsoft 23.08 + .22 MolsonCoors 67.65 +.20 Northwest Nat. Qas 35.45 + .05 Raytheon Co 43.74 -.33 Semco Energy Inc 5.48 -.07 Southwest Qas Corp 30.12 -.03 Sprint NexTel 19.61 + .06 Sysko Coip 30.14 -.14 Sykes Enterprises 18.00 -.35 Lowes Co 60.14 -.88 Home Depot Inc !38.20 -.17 Liz Claibome 36.68 -.44 Union Pacific 88.16 0 Wai Mart 47.67 -.08 Westar Energy 22.16 + .23 HAYS CASH GRAINS CourtMy MMIand Urtuxlng Local cash wheat 4.5$ Local cash mlto 3.43 KANSAS CITY WHEAT CHICAGO MERCANTILE Couruny DACO Inc. Prav High Live Beef Cattle June 86.65 August 87.95 October 91.10 December 91 .32 Feeder Cattle August 117.92 September 117.60 October 118.40 November 116.00 Hogs July 74.40 August 71.60 October 62.35 December 58.20 Pork bellies July 98.00 August 91.30 February 84.75 OIL CourtMy Owe Inc. cant* per pound Prav Low 86.05 86.40 89.85 90.35 116.65 116.05 115.40 113.85 72.70 69.80 60.90 57.00 82.62 88.60 84.05 Prav ClOM 88.07 86.87 90.26 90.95 117.56 117.27 116.72 114.82 73.86 70.77 62.10 58.12 95.20 90.62 84.75 Noon Quota 85.75 86.85 90.06 90.55 117.05 116.65 115.30 113.65 72.05 69.67 80.80 57.30 95.30 91.30 86.30 doum per ban* Kansas Crude, noon quote NY Spot Crude, noon quote ... .$83.26 .$72.00 + $.08 CourtMy DACO Inc. Prav HI* July 4.95 September 6.05 December 5.13Vi attun per buehel Prav Prav Noon Low Ckwf QuoM 4.78V4 4.93V4 4.93 4.95 5.03 'A 5.03 V4 5.02% 6.11 Vi 5.11 Vi CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE CourtMy DACO to. Pnw High Wheat July 3.80 Vi September 3.98 V4 December 4.16 Com July 2.25% September 2.37 December 2.61 % Soyoeana July 6.80 V4 August 5.87 November 6.08 Soybean meal July 174.20 August 176.30 October 176.60 Oftts July 2.10Vi September 1.88U December 1.98 Prav Prw Noon Low Clow Quota oodtra p*r bun* 3.71 Vi 3.78V4 3.77 3.90 3.94 Vi 3,85 4.0SVi 4.U'/4 4.13'A 2.22 2.25</4 2.28 Vi 2.33% 2.36V4 2.38*4 2.48 2.61 Vi 2.64 Vi. ctoHenpHBuehtt 6.70 W 6.76 6.81 Vi 6.76 Vi 5.66 5.86 '/i 6.94 Vi 6.03 Vi 6.08 (Mien) per Ion 171.60 173.10 173.30 172.60 174.40 174.70 174.40 176.80 17«.70 2.03 '/ 4 2.10 2.10V4 1.86 1.87'A 1.86 1.83 1.96V. 1.87V4 LIVESTOCK ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Estimated re- celpte'.ZOO Compared to last week, slaughter steers and heifers were not tested early. daughter cows METALS week oi limited availability over the Holiday. Sought* bull» «oW Beady to 1 .00 hjghw. Note: Th» St. joteph Stockyards wl(l be «k»«d next week In observance of Independence Oty. Slaughter Cow*: Breaking 7040 percent lean bulk 48.00-51.50, low d/estlng 46.60-48.60; boning 80-85 percent lean 46.60-61 .00, high dr«««lng 61. 00-64.00, low dressing 43.00-47.76; lew 86-80 percent lean bulk 42.00-4fl.26. ' $M4 '°° Plf m " rio ton ' Lon * n M * til a*1-149.23 cent* to., delivered. QoW -1682.76 Handy « Harrrujn (only o«lly " lvfr •<*• mgn» Tuetday Ho.iee

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